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While th family were maklnt arrange
ment to inovo fr.mi Ulenwood to Chle
pee, Heury for the tli tliu la hl life
began to see how Mil use he wa to
himself or any ou else. Nothing was ex
pected of him, conaeijuently nothing wa
aked of him, ho began to wonder how h
himself was henceforth to exist- H
father would I iu California, aud h had
too mth'h pride to louu.-e around the old
homestead, which had coma to thorn
through George Morvtaud gcneroalty.
' Suddenly It wvurrfd to him that ho,
too, would no with his father ha would
help him repair their fortune-he would,
be a man. and when he returned homo,
hop painted joyful meetlug with hia
mother and Jenny, who should be proud
to acknowledge him as a aon and broth
r. Mr. Lincoln warmly seconded hi
reaolutlon, which possibly would hv
never been carried out had not Henry
heard of Miss llerndou engagement
with a rich old baehelor, whom he had
often heard her ridicule. Cuming tht
ficklenesa of the fair lady, and half-wishing
that he had not broken with lilla,
whose fortune, though not what he had
expected, waa considerable, he bad aitieii
to hia native aky, mil two weeka after
the family removed to Chieopae, he anil
ed with hia father for the land of gold.
But alas! The tempter waa there be
fore him. and In an unguarded moment
he fell. The newly made grave, the nar
row coffin, the pale, dead sister and the
aolemu vow were all forgotten and a de
bauch of three week waa followed by a
violent fever, which In a few day cut
abort hia mortal career. He died alone,
with none but hia father to witnea hi
wild ravings, iu which he talked of hia
diatant home, of Jenny and Uose, Mary
Howard aud Klla, the last of whom he
aeemed now to love with a madneaa
amounting almost to freiuy. Tearing out
handfula of his rich brown hair, he thrust
It Into hia father' hand, bidding him to
carry it to Ella and tell her that the heart
ahe had o earnestly coveted was her iu
death. And the father, far more wretch
ed now than when hia Brut-born daugh
ter died, promised everything, and when
hia only aon waa dead, he laid him down
to aleep beneath the blue aky of Califor
nia, where, not one of the many bitter
tears ahed for him in his far-off home
could fall upon his lonely grave.
Great waa the excitement In Rice Cor
ner when It waa known that on the even
ing of the 10th of September c grand
weddiug would, take place in the bouse
of Mr, Mason. Ir was to be married
to the. "richest man in Boston,'' o the
tory ran. and,' what wa better yet,
many of the neighbor were to b luvit
JLAlmciai iwry daytlvhetner pleasant
" or notTeoay Llnculu em w to dis
' aim the matter, and to ask if it were not
time to" ond for William, who waa to
be on of the groomsmen, while she, to
gether with Ida, were 10 officiate a
bridesmaid. In this last capacity Ella
had been requested to act, but the tears
came quickly to her large mournful eyes,
and turning away, she wondered how
Mary could thua mock her grief!
From one fashionable watering place
to another Mr. Campbell had taken her,
and finding that nothing there had power
to rouse her drooping energies, she had,
toward the close of the summer, brought
her back to Chicopee, hoping that old
scenes and ftiniiliar faces would effect
what novelty and excitement had failed
to do. All unworthy as Henry Lincoln
bad been, bis sad death had cast a dark
shadow across Ella's pathway. Hour
fter hour would she sit, gniing upon
the locks of shining hair, which over land
and sea had come to her in a letter from
her father, who told her of the closing
scene, when Henry called for her to cool
the heat of his fevered brow. Every
word and look of tenderness was treas
ured tip, and the belief fondly cherished
that he had always loved her thus, else
why in the last fearful struggle waa she
alone remembered of all the dear ones iu
bis distaut home?
The bridal day was bright, beautiful
and balmy, as the first days of Septem
ber often are, and when the sun went
down the full silvery moon came softly
up, as If to shower her blessings upon
the nuptials about to be celebrated. Many
and brilliant lights were flashing from
the windows of Mrs. Mason's cottage.
And now guest after guest flitted down
the narrow staircase and entered the par
lor, which, with the bedroom adjoining,
.was soon filled. Ere long Air. Scldon
cho seemed to be master of ceremonlca,
app ared. Immediately the crowd fell
baek;Jeaving a vacant space in front of
the mlrhor. The busy hum of voices died
way, And only a few suppressed whia
pers of.V'There! Look! See! Oh, my!"
were hytrd, as the bridal party took their
Amng the first to congratulate "Mrs.
Moral aud" was Sally Furbush, followed
by Xrs. Perkins, who whispered to
Oeorl e that "she kinder had a notion
how 'twould end when she first saw him
In 'lie school house; but I'm glad you've
got him," turning to Mary, "for it must
be easier livln' in the city than keepin'
school. You'll have a hired girl, I s'pose?"
When supper waa announced the widow
made herself very useful in waiting upon
the table and asking some of the Huston
ladies "if they'd be helped to anything in
them dishes," pointing to the finger
glasses, which now for tho first time ap
peared in Rice Corner! The half-suppressed
mirth of the ladies convinced the
widow that she'd made a blunder, and
perfectly disgusted with "new-fangled
fashions," she retreated Into the kitchen,
where she found things more to bcr taste,
and "thanked ber stars she could, if she
liked, eat with her fingers, and wipe
them on her pocket handkerchief."
Soon after her engagement Mary had
asked that Sally should go with her to
her city home. To this George willingly
assented, and It was decided that she
should remain with Mrs. Mason until the
bridal party returned from the western
tour they were Intending to take. Bally
knew nothing of this arrangement until
the morning of the wedding, when she
was told that she was not to return to
the poorhouse again.
"Aud verily, I have this day met with
a great deliverance," suld she, and tears,
the first shed in many a year, mingled
with the old creature's thanks for this
unexpected happiness. As Mary was leav
ing she whispered In her ear, "If your
travels lead you near my Willie' grave
drop a tear on it for my sake. You'll
find It under the buckeye tree, where the
tall grass and wild flowers grow."
George had relatives in Chicago, and,
after spending a short time In that city
Mary, remembering Sally' request, ex
pressed a desire to visit the spot renown
ed a the burial place of "Willie and
Willie' father." Ever ready to gratify
het llghtest wish, tlourge consented, and
toward the close of a mild autumnal day
they stopped at a amall public house un
th border of vast prairie. The arrival
of so distinguished. looking people can'
ed quite commotion, and after duly itt'
pectlng Mary' haudaome traveling
diva and calculating it probable coat,
tho botM departed to ptvpare the even
iug meal, which waa soon forthcoming,
When supper was over ami the family
bad gathered Into the pleasant anting
room, George asked if there waa ever a
in uu In those part by the nam ot Fur-
"What! Hill Furbushr asked the land
lord. George did not know, but thought like'
iy that might hare been hi name, hi
sou waa called William.
"I.ud, yen!" returned the laudlord. "I
knowed Hill Furbush well -he came here
from Massachusetts, and I from ar
mont; hut, poor feller, ho waa too weakly
to bear much, aud the hint fever he took
finished him up. Hia old woman was as
clever a creature. ever w, but he
bad some high notion.
"Hid she die, too?" asked George.
"No, but It' a pity she didn't, for when
Hill and the boy died h went ravin
mad, and I never felt ao like cryln' as I
did when 1 ce her trnrlu' her hair aud
goln' on o. We kept her a spell, anil
then her old nuin'i brother's girl came for
her and took her off; and the last I heard
the girl was dead, and she was Iu the
poorheuse somewhere East. She wa
born there, I b'lleve."
"No, ahe worn't, either," sold the land
lady, who for some minutes had been
aching to speak. "No, he warn't, either;
I know all about it. She was bom In
England, and got to be quite girl be
fore she came over. Her name was
Sarah Fletcher, and Peter Fletcher, who
died with the cholera, wa her own un
cle, anl all the connection she had In
this country; but goodness, aus, what alls
yon?" she added, a Mary turned white,
while George passed hia arm around her
to keep her from fulling. "Here, Mo
phrony, fetch the camphlre; she' goaf
Rut Mary did not faint, and after
smelling the camphor, she said, "Go on,
madam, and tell uie mora of Sarah
"She can do It," whispered the land
lord, with a ely wink. "Nhe knows ev
erybody' history from lau to Ueer
sheby." "This intimation wa wholly lost on th
good humored hostess, who contluucd,
"Mr. Fletcher died when Sarah waa
small, and her mother married Mr.,
I don't Justly remember hi name"
'Temple?" suggested Mary.
"lea. Temple, that' lv H waa rich
tntt cross, and broke her heart by the
time she had her second baby. Sarah
wa adopted by her Grandmother Fletch
er, who died, and she came with her
uncle to America."
"Did she tver peak of her aistera?"
asked Mary, and the woman replied:
"llefore she got crasy she did. One
of 'em, she said, waa in this country
somewhere, and t'other, the one she re
membered the beat, and talked the most
about, lived In England. Him anld she
wanted to write to 'em, but ber uncle, he
hated the Temples, so he wouldn't let her,
and as time went ou she kinder forgot
'em, and didn t ktfo,v where to direct,
and after she took craxy ahe never would
apeak of her sisters, or own that ahe had
"Is Mr. Furbush buried near here?"
asked George, and the landlord answered:
"Little better than a stone's throw. 1
can see the very tree from here, aud may
be your younger eyes cau make out the
graves. He ought to have a grareatun,
for he was a good feller."
The new moon was shining, and Mary,
who came to her husband' side, could
plaluly discern the buckeye tree, and the
two graves where "Willie and Willie's
father" had long been sleeping. The
next morning before the sun waa up .Mary
stood by the mounds where often iu
years gone by Sally Furbush had seen the
moon go down, and tho stars grow pnle
in the coming day, as she kept her tire
less watch over her loved and lost,
"Willie was my cousinyour cousin,"
said Mary, resting her hand upon the bit
of board which stood at the head of the
little graves. George understood her
wishes, and when they left the place a
handsome marble slab tnnrkcil the spot
where the father and his infant son were
Bewildered, and unable to comprehend
a word, Sally listened while Mary told
her of the relationship between tlietn;
but the mists which for years had
shrouded her reason were too dense to
be suddenly cleared awny; and when
Mary wept, winding her arms around her
neck and calling her "aunt;" and when
tho elegant Mrs. Campbell, scarcely less
bewildered than Sally herself, came for
ward, addressing her us "sister," she
turned aside to Mrs. Mason, asking in a
whisper "what had made them crnzyV"
1 But when Mary spoke of llttlu Willie's
grave, and the tree, which overshadowed
it, of the green pruirle and cottage by
the brook, once her wcatern homo, Sally
listened, and at Inst, one day, a week or
two after lur arrival in Boston, she sud
denly clasped her hands closely over her
temples, exclaiming: "It's come! If
come! I remember now the largo gar
denthe cross old man tho dead mother
the rosy-checked Ellu I loved so well
" " i
"That was my mother my mother," In
For a moment Sally regarded her In
tently, and then catching her In her amis,
cried over her, calling her "her precious
child," and wondering she had never no
ticed how much she was like Ella.
"And don't you remember the baby
June?" asked Mrs, Campbell, who was
"Perfectly perfectly," answered Sally.
"He died and you came in a carriage, but
didn't cry nobody cried but Mary."
It was In vuin that Mary tried to ex
plain to her that Mrs. Campbell was her
sister once the baby Jane. Sully was
not to be convinced. To her Jane and
the little Alice were the game. There wa
none of her blood in Mrs. Campbell'
veins, "or why," said she, "did she leave
us so long in obscurity, me and my niece,
Mrs. George Moreland, Esq.?"
This was the title which ahe alwayi
gave Mary when speaking of her, while
to Elli., who occasionally spent a week
in her sister's pleasant home, she gave
the name of "little cipher," as expressing
exactly her opinion of her. Nothing ao
much excited Sally, or threw her into o
violent a passion, as to have Ella call
"If I Wksu't her kin when I wore a six
penny calico," asld h, "I certainly m
not now that I drc In purple and ttn
Wheii Rally first went to Boston
George procured for her the Iwst pol
bio medical advli-e, hut her case wa of
an lung alaiidlng that hut little hope wa
entertained uf her entire recovery, Ht ill,
everything wa done for her that could
be done, and after lime h became far
lose boisterous than formerly, and om
tliuea appeared perfectly rational for
True to her promise, on Mary' twenty
first birthday, Mr. Campbell made over
to her one-fourth of her property, nd
Mary, remembering her Intention to
ward William Ileuder, Immediately oltor
ed him one half of It. But he declined
accepting It, aaylng that hi profelun
waa sum, 'lent to support both himself and
Jenny, for Iu a few week Jenny, whose
father had returned from California, wa
coming and already a neat little cottage,
a mile from the city, waa being prepar
ed for her reception. Mary did uot urge
the matter, hut many an article of fur
niture more costly than William was abl
to purvhaa found Its way Into the cot
tage, which, with Its overhanging vine,
climbing rosea and profusion ot dowen,
seemed just the home for Jenny Lincoln.
Aud when the flower were In full
bloom, when the buda aang amid th
trees, aud the summer aky wa bright
and blue, Jenny came to the cottage, t
Joyous, loving bride, believing her .own
husband the best In the world, and won
dering If there wss ever auy one as hap
py a herself. And Jenny wa very
happy. Ulithe a bee, she flitted about
the house and garden, and if In the morn
ing a tear glistened In her laughing eye
a William hade her adieu, It waa quick
ly dried, and all day long ahe busied her
self In her household matters, studying
some agreeable surprise for her husband,
and trying for hia sak to be very neat
There was no place which Ella loved
so well to visit, or where she aeemed o
happy, as at the "Cottage," aud a h
wa of but little use at home, she fie-'
quently spetit whole weeka with Jenny,
becoming gradually more cheerful -more
like herself, hut always Insisting that ahe
should never be married.
The spring following Mary' removal
to Boston, Mrs. Mason came down to the
city to live with her adopted daughter,
greatly to the delight of Aunt Martha,
whose home was lonelier than It was
wont to tie, for George waa gone, and
Ida. too, had recently been married to
Mr. Elwood aud removed to Lexinglou,
And now a glance at Chicopee, and our
story is done, Mr, Llnculu's California
adveuture had been successful one. aud
not long after his return he received from
George Moreland a conveyance of the
farm, which, under Mr. Parker' cfll
clelit management, was Iu a high state ot
cultivation. Among the Inmates of th
poorhouse but few changes have taken
place. Miss Grundy, who continue at
the helm, ha grown somewhat older and
rroaser, while I nele reter Ullxirs Itiuut'
trlously at a new fiddle, the gift of Mary,
who I still remembered wilh much at'
Lyilla Knight, now a young lady of
sixteen, la a pupil at Mount Holyoke,
and Mrs, Perkins, after wondering and
wondering where the money came from,
has finally concluded thnt "some of
George' folk must have sent It!"
. (The end.)
SMART BOYS IN WALL STREET.
Messenger Iters Who Devise Mean
for Keating! the Bucket Hhops.
Wull street sharpens the veil of liny
niul frequently tempts them to dishon
esty, Iu one case, say t tit New York
Sim, a ly who citiTlcd d ' from the
otllce partner of the llni j iMitinl
member fell under suspicion The tlrtu
found Unit a certain bucket shop si-cm-
ed to know of Its orders t-veu before
they wcro plncetl. Individual order
do not nlwnys affect the market, but
this particular linn lepreNfiitcil Inter
t'HtH Hint did frequently control tho rise
niul full of certain stocks, The inca
sctiKcr was carefully wntchcil, but nt
tlt'Mt nothing out of the wuy could be
discovered about him. lie went atrnlght
to tho exchange nnd hurried iih though
Ilia life depended ou It. In Ills hnsle
ho often collided with other buys. Filial
ly It vcnn noticed thai, whenever he hud
nn order of nny Importance be Invaria
bly had a collision. He run lulu a bo,',
whispered to him the order which ho
hud ou n slip of paper, disentangled
himself from the mlx-iip, nnd sped
nlonff to the exchange. The second boy
ma to n bucket shop In the neighbor
hood, turned In the tip, niul Ills' friends
there nctt'il ou the linn's order even
before It hud reached the floor.
Another aclieme which hIIitoiI up the
whole exchange was worked by four
boys. Three of them were messengers.
The fourth vytis nu expert telegrapher.
None of tho four was more than 115
The young telegrapher wns In the tel
egraph room of the stock exchange,
niul, although he wasn't one of the ope
rntorn, he could read by ear everything
thnt came over the wife. When any
thing Important turned up lie gave In
formation at once to n boy outside. It
wns never found out exactly how he
did It, lint the boy outside the door had
B barn-ball whoso cover was mI It. Ho
tucked tie slip of paper under the
leather and threw ft hot ball to another
boy half a block down Hie Hi reel, This
third boy. drove the ball to n fourth
boy, nt the door of a well-known bucket
Thin boy took out the slip, read It,
nnd made bucket shop deals, accord
ingly. The boys hud only n few hun
dred dollars to start the game with, but
they nlwnys won; and, In times of great
excitement and find nation they made
big sums, for they had their Informa
tion before news of the big movement
cotikl reach the bucket shop through
tho ordinary channels. The bucket
shop brought nbout the exposure.
A scheme very similar was worked
on the consolidated stock nnd petro
leum exchange by three boys, only In
this ense (he boys passed tho tip along
by a sign language and the third boy,
posted Bt the door of tho exchange, or
dered bis broker to act upon the news,
"I went into town yesterday," said
the Longuell man, who thinks he has
all the fashionable diseases except
housemaid's knee, "and I told my doc
tor thnt I Insisted upon knowing the
"Yen," gald his friend, with a world
of sympathy In his voice, "and what
did he tell you?" ,
"He snld his bill came to $70." Mon
treal Star. .
Mild Form of Insanity,
"Cranker pays as he goes." "Has
plenty of money, eh?" "No; merely
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprshemlv Rtvltw of Ih ImporUnt
Hsppinlnji of th Fast WmR FrusnUsI
In Condtnwd Form Whkh b Most
Llktly to Frov of Inttrtit to Our Many
Kg Premier Ci lsil Is dead at Naple.
The United Miticwoiloi indorsed
the steel strike,
Forest lire aro beginning iu West
Another Negro was burned at the
stake in the South.
Steel worker In Western mill of
the trust re (used to strike.
Engagement with insurgent wore
(ought recently near Panama.
Business men u han Francisco are
working hard to end the. strike.
Civil government will Ihi established
in northern Pluliiinluu provinces.
1 The funeral servieo over the late
Empress Frederick occurred at Cron
breg. Tim I'luippitie commission granted
t'jri.OtKJ to each rinderpest stricken
Shamrock II ha arrived nt Handy
Honk, after a 14 days' passage aero
John Winter, the man under ar
rest, bus confessed to the robbery of
the Sclby unclter.
Admit al Evan wa censured by the
navy department because ol state
ment in hi ImhiU.
Governor Taft, of the Philippine,
ay tariff legislation i necessary to
develop 'lie island.
An attempt wn mndo by Boer sym
pathiser to blow up a British trans
port nt Now Orleans,
The stool trust i preparing to start
up it idln mills.
Another Negro wag burned at the
take by an Alabama mob,
Thousands were drowned by the
overllowing of the Yangtse river.
Two hundred sand teamsters at San
Francisco have joined thu strikers.
Police working on the Sclby smelter
robbery have made one arrest on sus
picion. The gunboat Machiui lias lceii or
dered to Colon to protoot American
The Gorman army has been ordered
to go into mourning for six week
for tho lute empress.
France tins warned Turkey that the
porte must settle claims or France'
minister will 1st) rivalled,
" Foreign men on warship of Colom
bia quit and have left the country,
being afraid of being murdered,
Patterson, N. J., anarchists will
produce a play depicting the tragedy
connected with the assassination of
Humbert I, of Italy.
A bad wreck was cinweil on the
Great Northern in Washington. A
burnt tree fell aeros the truck, wreck
ing the engine and killing the en
gineer. Heveral oilier were injured,
A general strike liu been ordered
in all tho mills of the steel trust.
The English minister at Pekin re
fused to eign the settlement protocol.
Admiral Howison will lie tho third
member of the Schley co'.irt of in
quiry. Governor Gage will lie asked to
mediate between the contestants in
tho San Francisco strike,
St. Paul' cathedral, in Loudon, is
settling from the vibration caused by
passing underground trains.
Thirty Turk were killed in a bat
tle between Bulgarian bandits and
Turkish government troop.
The Union Iron Works, of Sun
Francisco, i trying to engage non
union workmen in New York,
As a result of the recent breaks,
plans have been made to convert the
Prooklyn bridge into a double decker.
More raw cotton was exported dur
ing the llsciil year just closed than
ever beforo in tho history of the coun
Tho Washington supreme courf re
fuses to grunt a writ of habeas corpus
for Ebcn Uoycc. the Taconin mur
Owing to the death of tho empress
dowager, tho program for the recep
tion of Von Wuldersee will be very
The National Wholesale Grocery
Company is the latest trust about to
be formed. H will have a capital ol
Robbers at Vullejo, Cal,, enterod
the vault of the Belby Smelting
Works through n tunnel and secured
$280,000 in gold brioks. No clew has
been found to the perpetrators,
Kockofollor is going to build a pal
ace to cost $1,000,000.
Colorado lends all the states in the
production of both gold and silver.
English oppononts of ostentation
at funerals will' extend their propa
ganda to the United States.
The United States will not prevent
Cuba assuming payment of bonds is
sued by the New York junta.
Lord Pauncefote's talk about a now
canal treaty is taken to mean that
England will make concessions to ad
Spanish merchants in Havana pre
fer annexation to the United States
rather than experimental under the
The plans for the national home for
disabled volunteer soldiers have been
accepted. The home is to tie built at
Johnson, Tonn., and the building is
to cost $1,000,000.
Prom January, 1899, to June 30,
1901, the total imports into Cuba
were valued at $179,321,118, and the
total exports at $144,340,641, leaving
a balance against the island of $34,
PUTTING DOWN REBELLION.
Annul Riport f Gimrsl MscArthur an th
WASHINGTON, Aug. II. The an
ttual report of Major General Mac
Arthur, dated July 4, 1001. the day h
relinquished command of the division
of the Philippine, ha been received
at the War Department. The period
covered by the report I from Oc
tober 1, 1900, when the last report
from General MacArthur wa dated.
He review tht policy of the Fill
plno that were hostile to the A mod
cam, aaylng that their action since
the practical collapse of the Insur
rectlon ha been a perplexing prob
lem. With the dltbandment of the
Insurgent field armies, the Filipinos
organised desperate resistance by
banding the people together in sup
port of the guerrillas. Thl waa car
rled out by meant of secret commit
tees, who collected contribution, In
flicted punishment and carried on
considerably opposition to the Amerl
cant. General MacArthur review
the manner in which operations were
carried on agalnat these guerrillas
and says he hopes the policy adopted
will In time conciliate the natives and
make thorn friendly to the United
States. The education of the people
In times past mad them suspicion
of any governmental beneflcience. aud
they evidently looked on the lenient
attitude of the United State a In
dicating weakness. General Mac
Arthur aay the proclamation Issued
on December 21, (Irmly declaring the
Intention of the United State to hold
the island and to have the law
obeyed, had a good effect, and the sec
ret resistance was much abated.
A considerable portion of the re
port It devoted to the Held operation
of the army, showing that October 1,
llino, It occupied 413 stations, which
waa of necessity Increased to SOS ta
tlo, every command being In con
tnc. with tome hostile force. He
apeak of the good service of the
army anj say, a remit of the co
operation between the army and the
people who have accepted the invi
tation to combine for mutual protec
tion, the armed Insurrection It almost
PLOT AGAINST KING EDWARD.
Anarchliti Intended to AimmIiuIc Him al
NEW YORK, Aug. 12. Says the
London correspondent of the Tribune;
Rumors are current that the rea
son why the departure from London
for Germany of Kiug Edward and
other royal mourners has been de
layed was that the German police
authorities had received Information
of a plot which the anarchists had
Intended to put Into execution nt
Frledrichshof. It is certainly some
what slgnlflcant that even now the
exact hour of the King's departure
has not been made known. However.
It is known that preparations for his
departure are complete, Accompanied
by Queen Alexandra and Princes
Victoria, he will leave London to
morrow evening and reach Cronborg
in time to be present at the memorial
service which is to be held there Sun
Boen Captured s British Post.
LONDON. Aug. 12. Lord Kitch
ener, in a dispatch from Pretoria, an'
nounces that a post of 26 men, be
longing to Steynacker's Horse on the
Sabl River, has been surprised and
captured by the Boers,
Lord Kitchener reports also the
surrender at Warm baths -of Com
mandant Duvllleres, who was second
In command to Selers.
Russia After the Jews,
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 12. The
government will hereafter limit the
number of Jewish students In Russian
universities to 3 per cent of the total
number of students, except in tho
University, of Moscow, where they are
Contribution from Soldier,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. Secre
tary Oiifte has received from a sol
dier In the Philippines a contribution
of $270. The money was sent to
Father County, rector of the Catholic
University, for transmission to the
Death Sentence Approved.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. For
first time since the outbreak ot
Spanish war, President McKinley has
approved the doath sentence in the
case of an enlisted man. The case
is that of Private Phlneas Foutz, Com
pany K, Nineteenth Infantry. This
soldier was convicted by a general
court-martial at Cebu, P. I., for the
murder of Genevlva Torres, a native
Filipino girl, by stabbing her to
death with a sword cane In her home
at Mandaue, Cebu, November 15, 1900.
Death of Ex-Governor of Washington.
TRENTON, N. J Aug. 12. Ex
Governor William A. Newell Is dead
ni his home In Allentown, N. J. Ex
Governor Newell was In his 84th year.
HI was a member of Congress from
L'Js etate from 1845 to 1851. Dr
Be well was elected Governor of New
Jirsey In 1856 on the Republican
tlV.dt. He was again a candidate for
ernor against General McClellan
was defeated. During; the ad-
Istratlon of President Hayes
ernor Newell was appointed Gov.
or of Washington Territory, ana
that time until about three years
he made Washington his home.
m BE ORDERED 10
i There i a possibility that in J
J ease tho trouble between Vetie- J
siieli and Colombia break out 7
S ill war one of tho tsar vessel S
S now on Pitget Sound will be
c sent to Panama, C
TJio available warships on
) Ptiget Sound are the Oregon )
and the Iowa. The Oregon ia (
at Puget Sound navy yard aud
S the Iowa at Anuccirtcs. The S
I Wisconsin is also at the Puget
C Sound yard, but i not in sltui
I for active service. If but one
battleship is sent to Panama it r
will lie the low, owing to the f
need for permanent repair to j
P the Oregon, (
NEWS OF m STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
CemmtrcUl end Financial fUeptnlegi f lm-
porUnct A Brief Rvlw ef lh Growth
nd Improvements ef tht Many Industrie
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
-Uteil Msriet Rspori
Over 1,000 tont of Iruit and hop
were shipped from Eugene In tht last
A big natatorium ha been finished
at linker City, with two largo tank,
aOxVOand 15x30 feet.
Buyer art offering Hood Eiver
spplo grower $1-25 a box for apple,
to be delivered in tht fall.
A rattlesnake wat killed near Aah
land recently. It measured seven feet
one inch In length and had 17 rattles
A German farmer residing on the
Neeanioum It reported to have disco v
ered a three foot vein of gold bearng
Pouglaa county growert are already
looking lor la nor to pick incir prunes
Wages to be paid art not yet an
Threshing machine operators of the
Towdor valley have formed a thresh
ers union, and fixed the price to 13
paid (or this work.
A large gray timber wolf, of the
genuine tpyo, was killed near Elgin
recently. It tneaaured oo Inches
from tip to tip and 38 In height.
A 20 day run of the lSittmp quarts
mill at the Lucky Iloy mine, in the
Blue river district, yielded over 62
pound of gold, valued at about $13,
The first shipment of Oregon early
potntoe to the Lust ha been made,
Counterfeit $5 gold piece and hall
dollsrs art in circulation Iu linker
The Eugene creamery turned out
over five and a half ton of butter dnr
Veteran farmer tay Lane county
will have more wheat tin year than
A largo foret fire ia reported U
lie burning in the neighborhood o
A large attendance of student is
expected at the Mt. Angel college dur
ing the coining year.
A postoffico ha been established at
Luda, Coos county, to lie supplied by
seciul service from Dora,
Wallowa stockmen are protesting
vigorously against the presence of
Umatilla county sheep herd on the
government range in the former
J. Ball, a Seattle cattle buyer, was
in Camas valley last week. He oner
ed $3.00 per hundred pound for leef
cattle, but could not get anything at
An experimental prune dryer, now
being built at the Oregon Agricultural
College farm, will have the trays hud
vertically in stacks after thu Cun
The special government plat of tho
abandoned rort Klamntb military
and hay reservation lias been com
pleted. It covers an area of about
2,200 acres. Application for entry on
the lands will be received at the Lake
view land ollice on and after August
Wheat Walla Walla, export value,
65a56o per bushel jbluestem, fi758c;
Klour best grades, $i!.U0$3.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats $1. 15(U.20 per cental.
Hurley Feed, $16(16,50; brewing,
$16.60c4l7 ir ttm.
Millstufls Ilran, $27 ier ton: mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay Timothy, $11(313; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $5 6 per
Butter Fancy creamery, 17 ,j(20c;
dairy, 1415c,4'; storo, lla(12o per
Eggs 17o per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 11
ll)t'o; Young America, 1212 VB'o per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
3.75 ; hens, $3.75(a54.75 ; dressed, 10(
lie per pound; springs, $2.f0(4.00
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
(8)3. 50 for young; geese, $4 a 4 50 per
dozen ; turkoys, live, 8 10c; dressed,
10(8120 per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3'c, gross;
dressed, 67o per pound; Blieep,
$3.25, gross; dressed, 6($6,'c per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.75(a6;
light, $4.755; dressed, 6,S,'7o per
Veal Small, '89c; large, 7
!o per pound.
Beef Oross top steers, $3.50 4. 00;
cows and heifers, $3.253.50; dressed
beef, &4lo per pound.
Hops 1214o per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13-j'oj Eastern
Oregon, 8I2c; riiohair, 202lo per
Potatoes 90c$1.00 per sack,
The odlest specimen of paper money
has turned up iu China at the nge of
American methods and ninnufact
u r a are displacing all others in Eng
land, where everybody studies the
Gen. Wood has been made a mem
ber of the Academy of Science of
Havana, a most exclusive Bociety
limited to 40 members, all elected
President Francis, of the Louisiana
Purchase exposition, says it will be
an exposition of processes rather than
Three Chicago students of electric
ity have invented a system of wire
less telegrahy which is said to be
decided improvement on other
Mrs. Lucindn Powers, who died
recently in Georgetown, O., wus said
to be the boyhood sweetheart of Gen.
Grant, and when Grunt became presi
dent he made her postmistress of
RUSHED A BLOCKHOUSE.
Cspturtd by Boen After Severe righting
Dewet Intends I Attack Cap Town.
London, Aug. 13, A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria, tayt:
"A blocahousfi near Bradfort,
Orange ltiver colony, wa rushed and
nnpturcd by the Doers, after severe
lighting, the night of August 7.
"Elliot has captured 70 prisoner
and large quantities of stock and
wagons, which he is sending in. No
details hav been received."
Mail dispstche from Lord Kitch
ener issued today in a parliamentary
lr, say hi constant endeavor it to
improve the fortillcations along tht
line of communications, thus re
leasing men from active tervlce. The
garrison off the railways have mostly
Lord Kitchener received certain in
formation that Dewet intends to at
tack Cajie Town, while General Botha,
toon a he hear that the concen
tration in Cie Colony it effected, it
to enter Natal with 6,000 picked
horsemen and make for Durban.
IOWA MAY 00 SOUTH.
Will Probably Be Substituted for tht Wit
consis at Panama.
Washington, Aug, 13. The state
department was without additional
in (or mat ion today concerning the
Venezuela-Colombia situation, or of
the revolutionary outbreak on the
Isthmus. These two trouble are dis
tinct, one Uing on the west and the
other on tho east coast of Colombia.
The Hunk-cr, which ho leen ordered
to get in readiness at Kan Diego, Cal.,
for a trip to Panama, is a small cruis
er of 1,020 tons displacement, and has
xen engaged for some time past in
survey work on the Pacific coast and
iu Central American waters. It it
iHissihle that her services at tho teat
of trouble will ul!lr,e and that a bat
tle ship will not lie needed to mike
tho long trip from the north. The
Ranger lias a main battery of six four
inch rapid-tire guns and a secondary
battery of four six-pounders and a
Colt gun. 8he has a complement of
21 (tlieers and 127 men.
A the battleship Iowa hat report
ed her arrival at Bremerton, while
the Wineonsin has not yet been heard
from, it ia probable tht the former
may 1 luhstitutcd for the prospect
ive trip to the Pacific side of the Isth
mus, if it is decided to tend a battle
ship, although the formal announce
ment uf the change has not yet been
TRAFFIC BECOMING UNSAFE.
Pressure Is Being Broutht te Bear en th
, .' ' Ptnsma Ralrroad Cotapany.
vltEW YORK. Aug. il. A. rale,
secretary of,theT Panamt , Railroad
Company, says that tut coramunlc'
Hon, whlffi' J. .Edward Sinuntnt, pre.
kltnt of the company, tent to the
State Department suggesting that an
American warship go to. the Paciflo
ilde at Panama, as well as to the At
lantic tide at Colon, was sent largely
as the result of the pressure which
residents of the Isthmus have brought
to bear on the company. Since
Wednesday night officers ot the com
pany In New York have received mail
advices from the Isthmus showing In
creased activity on the part ot tht
Insurgents in the shape ot depreda
tions by bands of from 40 to 60
guerrillas, who have raided outlying
towns, looting property and captur
ing citizens for ransom.
Traffic, however, even In the ab
sence of any reported depredations
along the railroad line, la clearly tend
ing, in the opinion of the officers, to
become unsafe and the significance
of the movements ot the rebels, they
think, it that it appears to be a re
vival of the Insurrection that was
supposed to have been suppressed
Storms on the Southern Border.
Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 13. Bain
storms continue to rage in Southeast
ern Arizona and Northern Sonora.
The road from Benson to Guaymas
wis badly washed out last night and
this afternoon again, stopping trains.
A hurricane rain storm visited Tucson
this nftcrnoon, totally destroying the t
glis WOl'kS, leavjllg tne City WltllOUt ;
i? it. Severn anre smokestacks and i
buildings were blown down and a
r n- -
urge number of trees destroyed. The
destruction is considerable.
Anarchist Play Prohibited.
NEW YORK, Aug. 12. Mayor Hin-
cliffe, of Patterson, N. J., has Issued
orders to the ' Right of Existence"
group of anarchists that he will not
permit the performance in the city
of the advertised play depleting the
murder of King Humbert. The Mayor
says he will, in future, take steps to
prevent meeting of anarchists such
the one held recently to glorify
German Punitive Expedition.
BRISBANE, Queensland, Aug. 12.
The German punitive expedition sent
to avenge the massacre of Dr. Menc
ken and other members of the first
German South Sea expedition on the
cannibal Island ot St. Matheas, land
ed from the German cruiser Cormor
ant, near the scene of the massacre,
killed 80 natives and captured 17.
Damaged ins Collision.
London, Aug. 13. A dispatch from
Nagasaki says the British steamer
Ching Wo, from Seattle July 21 for
London, is at Nagasaki with a hole in
her port bow, her bridge damaged,
and with the loss of her anchor and
105 fathoms of chain. Repairs will
be made temporarily in a few days,
The injuries were sustained in a col
lision with the Hoyoku Maru, which
was also damaged.
Engineer Wss to BUme.
Seattle, Aug. 13. All blame for the
collapse of the furnaces of the United
States transport Seward, Captain J,
C, Downing, resulting in her having
to be towed from Nome to this port
by the Warren, attaches to F. W.
DieckhofT, chief engineer of the vessel,
according to a decision prorrflilgated
by Captain Bryant and Engineer
Cherry, constituting the local board
of inspectors of United States marine
hulls and boilers. Suspension for 60
days is the punishment prescribed by
WILL AID STK1KEKS
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF I
BOR PLEDGES SUPPORT.
Steel Trust Makes t Important Move by Or.
terlftg It rivt-Mllllot-Dollar Plant tt
McKecsport to be Torn Down and Re
moved to tht Klsklminttai Vsllcv Mt
PITTSBURG, Aug. 12. There wert
gravely Important development! In
the ttiikt situation today. Tht United
State Steel Corporation moved de
cisively In It strike campaign, with
a peremptory order directing that the
Deweet-Wood plant, at McKeesport,
bt dismantled and removed to Kit
klmlnetaa Valley, President Oom
per, of the American Federation of
Labor, after a two day' conference
with Pretident Shaffer and bit ato
clatet, liiued a formal statement to
night, specifically holding the Feder
ation to the moral and financial tup
port of the Amalgamated. Hit writ
ten review of the train of event
leading up to the Industrial quarrel
tuitaln the course of the Amalga
mated Association, and declares that
nothing remaint for labor but to bat
tle for the caute of unionism.
Tht official announcement of the
order to dismantle the Dewees-Wood
plant came this afternoon toward the
clota of an otherwise uneventful day,
and itt Importance wat such that 'A
claimed the serious consideration of
either tide of tht great industrial
conflict now being waged here. Fer
al fer F. Smith, district manager of
the American 8heet Steel Company,
made the formal announcement In
the following statement:
"I have orders from President Mc
Murtrlc, of the American Sheet Steel
Company, to at once tear down the
Dewees-Wood plant at McKeesport .
and remove the tame to KiBklmlnetaa
Valley. Tnis I shall proceed to do
The publication of the order was a
great surprise and McKeesport re
ceived It at first with doubt. Actual
preparations were made later in the
day for the dismantling of the plant,
and there ii little doubt but that It
will be torn down. The strikers beard
the order In a spirit of defiance. They
simply said that it showed the steel
corporation was convinced that it
could not reopen the plant In the face
of the opposition of the Amalgamated
Association. Strike leaders here said
that the order was a bluff that had
been worked unsuccessfully before,
and declined to take It seriously.
President 3haffer refused to discuss
The steel officials declined to give
tny reason for the order, but It it
stated here that the protonnced.sym- 'if
pathy ot cltliet nnd city vmdftla, at, i V'
JaCKteaport with' the strikers u iW
aponlbl for It.".- It Is la tahl ttwt ' J .
th slant tt the- "Katlotial Tnbfc Coin-
Wi at MeKeatnort " will he hb . .
donetf aud the old Cafaegje plan for." n"
a ..Ua. .. 1 . ' ......... W, ' .
plant at , Conaeaut, O.j're-
G(nt)rf Pledges Support,
President Gompers, of the America!
Federation of Labor, was closeted
with the advisory board of the Amal
gamated Association for more than
three hours. This evening he gave
out the following statement:
"Since the arrival of Secretary Mor
rison, of the American Federation of
Labor, and myself, we have been In
almost continual conference with the
advisory board ot the Amalgamated
Association of Iron, Steel and Tin
Workers. We made a thorough in
vestigation of the present Btrike, ot
the causes which led to the strike,
the present situation of the country,
and we unhesitatingly declare our
Judgment that the position ot the
Amalgamated Association is absolute
ly justified and essential to its con
tinuance and effectiveness at a union
of the workers in the trade, as well as
the protection of the rights aud in
terests of its members.
"Organized labor advances or re
cedes, never, stands still. It, there
fore, follows that If the trust, by its
groat wealth, can prevent the exten
sion and growth of the Amalgamated
Association, it encompasses Its dls-.
Integration and destruction. The only
nowers then standlntr between the
trust and the workers as a protector
are the tender mercies of its dlroctors.
Agmuai suiu a taiuiunjr iuo BeiiH ui
ju"c. aau auusua, iovuh, aim
against it we solemnly protest.
"We shall stand by the Amalga
mated Association in the present con
flict to the full extent of our power,
both morally and financially; we shall
aid in every lawful way the men on
strike or who may come out on strlko
to maintain the workers in ttr ir iv ht
to organize and the extension o! their
Philippine Import of Silk.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. A com
parative statement giving the Imports
of silk manufactures in the Philip
pines during the years of 189S, 1899
and 1900 has been prepared in' the
Division of Insular Affairs of the War
Department. The total Imports of
manufacturers of silk into the Phil
ippines during the year 1900 amount
ed to $385,984, as against $183,000 for
1899, an Increase in favor of 1900 of
111 per cent. The imports of this
commodity from the United States,
while comparatively small, Increased
from $361 in 1899 to $1,140 In 1900.
Kruger's Mental Condition.
LONDON, Aug. 12. A special dis
patch from Rotterdam says the men
tal condition of Mr. Kruger is arous
ing serious apprehension. A special
ist in nervous diseases has been sum
moned by telegraph from Berlin.
Drouth in Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 12. The
continued drouth has extended the
area of crop damage, which includes
the Baltic provinces. In the West
Siberia and. Volga provinces, an al
most total crop failure is expected.
Fir on Russian Railway. . -
" TIFLIS, Russia, Aug. 12. The ex
plosion of a cask of spirits caused a
conflagration at the freight depot of
the Trans-Caspian Railway here to
day, and the bonded warehouse and
16 carloads of merchandise were de
stroyed. Grandstand Collapsed.
PAISLEY, Scotland, Aug. 12. At
the race meeting today the grand
stand, which was crowded with peo
ple, collapsed. There were, no fatali
ties, but 40 persons were injured, a
number of them sustaining broken