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INDEPENDENCE POLK COUNTY, OH EG ON, Til If WD AY, AUGUST 22, lf)l.
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i Poetor'$ flilemma "f I
By Htsba Strttton
I think I wti a ncarlj mid at I couUI
b; nearer madness, I Wlleri, than t
thill rer bt again. Thro wwki of It
had driven me to th Virjr vrt at del
pintlou. I cinii.it ujr hr whit hid
brought m to thil pass, for I do not
know Into whow hiudi Uimi pi(ii miy
fill: but I bid niitl up my mlud to pr
(lit to a certain Unit of conduct which 1
Arm!; believed to be riifhl, whilit thoio
,wha hid authority ,w in win roso
lntlj txut upon making tut lutirnit to
their will. Tht ronflict bid ben going
on. ttior or Irm violently, for luonthi;
now t bad pome xwj nimr th end of It.
I flt that I mint either yield or go mid.
Them wii no chine of uy dying; 1 wi
too itrona; for thit.
It had been raining ill the diy long.
My eyei had followed th coiine of soli
tiry dripi rolling down the window pinei
nntll my head ached. Then wn noth
ing within my room leu dreiry than
without. I wai In London, but in what
part of London 1 did not know. Tht
home was iltnated in a highly roapwta
bit, though not altogether tashlouable
quarter; it I judged by the gloomy, tyo
notonout row or buildings which I could
let from my window. Tht people who
piued up and down the ttreeti ou tint
daya went well-to-do pcrtona, who could
ifford to w-ear go.. I ind hindiomt
clothet. The rooms ou the third floor
my room, which I hid not been allowed
to leire lince we entered the houie, thret
weeks befor were rery badly furnished.
Tht carpet was neirly thrtidbirv, and
the curtains of dark red moreen wero
Ttry dingy. My bedroom opened upon a
dismal back yard, where t dog in a ken
nel howled dejectedly from time to time,
and rattled bit chain as if to remind int
that I wis a prisoner like himself. 1
hid no books, no work, no music. It
wis a dreary place to pass a dreary tiuit
in; and my only resourc wai to pict to
ind fro to and fro from one end to an
other of those wretched rooms.
A rery slight sound gnted on my eir;
It wai the hateful click of tht key turn'
ing in tht lock. A servant entered, car
rying in a tray, upon which were a lamp
and my tea inch a meul ai might bt
prepared for a achool girl in disgrace. She
cunt up to me, as if to draw down tht
"Leave them," I laid; "1 will do It my
self by and by."
"lie's not coming home to night," said
a womau't volet behind me, In a scoffing
I could see her In the mirror without
turning round. A handsome woman,
with bold black eyes, and a rouged face,
which showed coarsely in the ugly look
ing glass. She was extravagantly dress
ed, and not many years older than my
lelf. I took no notice whatever of her,
but continued to gne out steadily at tht
lamp-lit streets and stormy sky.
It will be no better for you when ht
jl'.V'TT'"'"' "ya "H bates
you; he swears ap a hundred times a day,
and he is determined to break your proud
spirit. We shall force you to knock un
der sooner or later. Whit friends bare
you got anywhere to take your alder If
you'd made friends with me, my fine lady,
you'd hart found It good for yourself;
but you're chosen to make mt your en
emy, and I'll make him your enemy."
"I set my teeth together and gart no
Indication that I bad heard one word
of her taunting speech. My silence serv
ed to fan her fury.
"Upon my soul, madam," she almost
shrieked, "you art enough to drive me to
murder! I could beat you. Ayl and 1
would, but for him. So then three weeks
of this hasn't broken you down yet! We
shall try other mean to-morrow."
She came up to where I stood, shook
her clenohed band in my face and flung
herself out of the room, pulling the door
violently after her. I turned my bead
round. A thin, fine streak of light, no
thicker tlinn a thread, ahone for an in
stant. My heart atool still, and then
beat like a hammer. I stole very softly
to the door, and discovered thst the bolt
had slipped beyond tht hoop of tht lock.
The door wai open for me I
I had been on the alert for such a
chance ever since my imprisonment be
gan. My sealskin hat and jacket lay
ready to my band in a drawer. I had
not time to put on thicker boots; and It
was perhaps essential to tbt success of
my flight to steal down the stairs in the
toft velvet slippers I was wearing. 1
tapped as lightly as I could. I crept
past the drawing room door. The heavy
house door opened with a grating of the
hinges; but I stood outside it in the shel
ter of the portico free, but with the rain
and wind of a stormy night in October
beating against; me.
I darted straight across tht muddy road
and then turned sharply round a corner.
On I fled breathlessly. As I drew nearer
to shop windows an omnibus driver, see
ing me run toward him, pulled up his
horses in expectation of a passenger. I
sprang in, caring very little where It
might carry me, so that I could get quick
ly enough and far enough out of the reach
of my pursuers. There had been no time
Jefllu.lnsp. and none was lost. The nmnO,
UK.-e cty again quickly, and no trace of
me was left.
The omnibus drove into a station yard,
and vvery pnssenger, Inside and out, pre
pared to alight. I lingered till the last.
The wind drove across the open space In
a strong gust as I stepped down upon the
pavement. A mnn had just descended
from the roof, and was paying the con
ductor; a tall, burly man, wearing a thick
waterproof coat, and a seaman's hat of
oilskin, with a long flap lying over the
back of his neck. His face was brown
and weather beaten, but he had kindly
"Going down to Southampton?" said
the conductor to him.
"Ay, and beyond Southampton," ht an
swered. "You'll have a rough nljkt of It," said
the conductor. "Jiupejce, If you please,
I offend an Australian sovereign, a
pocket piece, which he turned over curi
ously, asking mt if I had no smaller
change. He grumbled when I answered
so, and the stranger who had not passed
on, turned pleasantly to me.
"You havo uo change, mam'zelle?" he
asked slowly, as if English was not his
ordinary speech. "Very well! are you
going to Southampton?"
"Yes, by the next train," I answered,
deciding upon that course without hesita
"So am I, mam'zelle," he said, raising
hand to bis ollskla cap; "I will pay
this sixpence, and yon can give It mt
again when you buy your ticket in the
I smiltd gladly but gravely. I passed
on into the station. At the ticket office
they changed my Australian gold piece
ind I sought out my scaninn friend to re
turn th sixpence he had paid for me.
I thankt d him heartily.
Ht put mt Into compartment whert
then wr only two ladles, touched ala
hat and ria away to a iicuad-clase car
riage, la about twt hours or mart my fellow
piucugert slighted at a large, half-ds-
eertert ititlon, A porter rain up to nit
aa I leaned my htid through tht wludow.
"tiding on, mlsr be asked.
"Oh. yri!" I aniwtred, shrinking bick
Into my comer int. Hi rtmiliitd onj
tut step wmist tut train moved on at a
lackened pact, and thtn pulled up. He
for mt lay a dim, dark went, with little
specks of light twinkling her and there,
but whether on tea or snor I could not
tell. Imirtdiitvly opposite tb train
nood tht black hulls and mast aad fun
nel! of two iteamtri, with a giimmir of
linterni ou their decks. Tht porter
opened tht dxr for m.
"You've only to go on board, miss." he
salt), "your luggage will be artn to all
right." Aa.1 hi hurried wiy to open
tht doors of other cirrligei.
I atood still, utterly bewildered, with
tb wind tossing my bilr about, and the
rain betting la iharp stinging drops upon
my fict ind hindi. It must hivt been
close upon midnight. Kvtry on wit
burryiug pist mt. I begin ilmost to re
pent of the despent tp I had taken.
At th giugwayi of tht two rtsseli there
wer men shouting hoarsely, "Tlili wiy
for tht Channel Islindi!" "Tlili wiy for
Havre and l'lrls."' To which boit should
I trust niyielf and my fatt? '
A men accident decided It. Near th
for part of th train 1 aaw tb broad,
tall figure of my new friend, tb tetniio,
making hla way across to tht boat for
tbt Channel Islands; and I midt up my
"SHOOK HKIl CLENCHED
mind to go on board th aame steamer,
for I bad an instlnctir feeling that he
would prove a real friend. I went down
Immediately into the ladies' cabin, which
waa almost empty, and chose a berth for
myself in tht darkest corner. It was not
far from th door, and presently two
other ladles came down, with a gentle
man ami the captain, and held an anxious
parley close to me.
"Is there iny danger?" laked one of
"Well, I cinnot say positively there
will be no dangor, answered tht cap
tain; "there's not danger enough to keep
me and the crew in port; but it will be
a very dirty night In tht Channel. Of
course wt shall list extra caution, ind
all that aort of thing. No; I cannot aay
I expect any great danger.
"But It will be awfully rough?" said
It waa very slormy and dismal aa soon
as we were out of Southampton water,
and in the rush and swirl of the Chan
nel. It did not alarm me so much aa It
distracted my thoughts. My hasty escape
had been to unexpected, so unhoped for,
that it had bewildered me, ind it waa
almost a pleasure to He still and listen
to the din and uproar of the aea. Waa I
myself or no? Waa this nothing more
than a very vivid dream, from which I
should awaken by and by to find myself
a prisoner still, a creature as wretched
and friendless as any that the streets of
I watched the dawn break through a
little porthole opening upon my berth
which bad been washed and bonten by
the water all the night long. The ste
ardess had gone away early In the night.
So I was alone, with the blending ligbt
of the enrly dawn and that of the lump
burning feebly from the celling. I sut
up In my berth and cuutloualy unstitched
the lining of my jacket. Here, mouths
ago, when I first began to foresee this
emergency,' and whilst I was still allow
ed the use of my money, I hud concealed
one by one a few lire-pound notes. 1
counted them over, eight of them; forty
pounds In all, my sole fortune, my only
means of living. True, I had a diumond
ring and a watch and chain, but how di Ill
cult and dangerous it would be for me
to sell either of them! Practically my
means were limited to the eight notes of
five pounds each.
As the light grew I left my berth and
ventured to climb the cabin ateps. The
fresh air smote upon me almost pain
fully. The ea was growing brighter,
and glitte ed hero and there In spots
where the sunlight fell upon It, I stayed
on deck In the biting wind, leaning over
tbt wet bulwarks and gazing across the
desolate sea till my spirits sank like lead.
I was cold, and hungry, and miserable.
How lonely I waa! how poor! with neith
er a borne nor a friend in tbt world 1
a mere castaway upon the waves of this
"Mam'zelle Is a brart sailor," suld a
voice behind me, which I recognized as
my seaman of the night before; "but we
shall be in port soon."
"What port?" I asked.
"St. Peter-port," ho answered. "Mam'
zelle, then, does not know our Islands?"
"No," I said. "Where la St. 1'eter
port?" "In Guernsey," he replied. "If yon
were going to land at St. Peter-port I
might be of some service to you."
I looked at him steadily. His voice
was a very plcasuut one, full of tones
that w nt straight to my heart. His face
was bronzed and weather-beaten, but his
deep-set eyes had a steadfast, quiet pow
er In them, and his mouth bad a pleas
ant curve about It. He looked a middle
aged man to me. He raised bis cap as
my eyts looked straight into his, and a
faint smile flitted across bis grave face. .
"I want," I said suddenly, "to find a
place where I can live very cheaply, ' I
have not much money, and I must make
it last a long time. Cun you tell mt of
such a place?"
"You would wnt plact It for a
ladyT a Hid.
"No," I aniwrd. "I would da ill mi
wn work. Whit tort of plac do ytu
and your wife llv In?"
"My poor llttl wlf la ad." ht aa
wrd. "W llv In Birk, my mother
aad I. I am a Rsbertuaa, but I hav alio
t llttl firm. It la tru w niri on
room to unit, which might do for mam'
sail; hut th Itlind la far away, and In
th winter Park la too mournful."
"It will b just tb plic 1 warn," I
aid quicklir, "It would suit mi exactly.
Can you let nit go then at ouctT Will
ytu tiki ait with yout"
"Mim' -stilt," b replied, milling, "Ihi
room must bt mid ready for you, and
mint ipeik to my mother. If Uod lends
us fair weather I will com bick to Ht
Peter-port for you In three diys. My
nsnit li Tirdif. You ran aik tbt peoplt
la Peter port whit tort of a win Tirdif
of th Harr UoiMltn li."
"I do not want any oat to till mt what
tort or a man you ire." 1 is Id, holding
out my hind. Ht took It with an air of
"What it your mint, mam'ailUr bt
"Oh! my nimt la Olivia," I laid.
I wtnt below, Inexpressibly istlifltd
and comforted. What It waa la thli nun
that won my complete, unquestioning coa
stline, i ma not know) but hla very
presenc. ind tht light of bli good, trust
worthy face, gv to a aeai of security
uch it I hiv never felt before or line.
Hurslj God hid teat blta ta mt In my
Looking bick upon that tlmt, now It la
put, and hn "rounded Itself Into that
perfect star I saw not when I dwelt there
in, It would It untrue to represent my
self aa In any way unhappy. At timet
I wished earnestly thit 1 bid been born
among tht people with whom I hid now
com to llv.
Tirdif led a somewhst solitary life
himself, even In this solitary Island, with
Its scanty population. There wn in ugly
church, but Tirdif ind his mother did
not fAquent It. They belonged to a
llttli knot of disseuters, who met for
worship In a small room, when Tirdif
generally took tht lead. Eor this reason
HAND IN MY FACE.
a sort of coldness existed between hi in
nd tht larger portion of bis fellow III
Hut there was a second and more Im
portant came of estrangement. He had
married an Englishwoman many yean
ago, much to the disappointment of hia
neighbors; and since her desth ht bad
held himself aloof from all the good woui.
en who would have been glad enough to
undertake the task of cousollng him for
her loss. Tsrdif. therefore, was left
very much to himself in his isolated rot
tage; and his molher'a deafness clused
her also to be no very great favorite with
any or the gossips of the island.
I learned afterwards that Tardlf bsd
sold my name was Olllvier, ind they
jumped to the conclusion that 1 belonged
to a family of that name In Guernsey;
this shielded me from curiosity. I win
nobody but a poor woman who was lodg'
ing in the spare room of Tardif'a rot
luge. I set myself to grow used to their
mode of life, sud If possible to become
so useful to them that when my money
was all spent they might be willing to
keep me with them. As the long, dismal
nights of winter set In, with the wind
sweeping across the Island for several
days together with a dreary, monotonous
moan which never ceased, I generally sat
by their lire; for I had nobody but Tar
dlf to talk to, and now and then there
arose an urgent need within me to listen
to some friendly voice, nut) to heor my
own In reply.
March came !ti with all the strength
anil sweetness of spring. 1 went out
frequently, to the field noar the church.
I was sitting there one morning. Tardlf
was going to fish, and I had helped hhn
to pack his basket, 1 could see him get
ting out of the harbor, and ho had caught
a glimpse of me, ami stood up In his
bout, buro headed, bidding me good by. I
began to sing before he was quite out of
hearing, for ho paused Upon his oars list
ening, and hud given me a Joyous shout
nud waved his hat round bis head, when
be was sure It was I who was singing.
By 12 o'clock I knew my dlnuer would
be ready, and I had been out in the fresh
air long enough to be quits ready for It,
Old Mrs. Tnrdlf would be looking out
for mo Impatiently, that she might get
the meal ,over, and the things cleared
away, and order restored In her dwell
ing. (To be continued.)
Her Father Wat Not a Liar.
There Is a little gM In Detroit whose
passloti for the truth under all circum
stances embarrassed her father very
mtit'ii me otner any. .Not long ngo lie
lost a hlgli-ealarled place In a buHlness
house because of lta absorption by a
trust, nnd In the evening denounced
all persona connected with trust a
thieve and robbers. But the trust
found that It needed him' and he was
soon holding Ills old place, In addition
to a good block of stock. It was no
ticed that the little girl was deeply Im
pressed with the Incident, and looked
at her father doubtlngly when he was
home. One evening there was com.
pnny at the house, aud the host be
came Involved In n healed political de
bate with n peppery guest. The form
er made a statement which the latter
"Why, my denr man," laughed the
host, "you don't mean to call ine a
"No, he don't," declared the little oue,
as she sprang In front of the visitor
and glared fit bim with flaming eyes,
'and I won t have It. My papa Is a
robber and a thief, but he Is no liar!"
The explanation was soon secured
from the child, and Hie hilarity follow
ing the expose was the Joy of the even
ing. New York Tribune.
EVENTS OrniE DAY
FROM THI FOUR QUARTERS OF
A CompethsMiv RsvUw of th Imaottaul
Naapataf, " tb Put V.k rrtswstd
In a Cawdtatta rn Which li Matt
UWy t Fravt af Uttratt ta Oar Many
Germany will luon establish a ool
Tlio Unitmt Htatna may amid mora
warahijia to Colon.
An Kouadtirean force ii preparing
to invade Colombia.
Von Walrittraoe hope to become
chancellor ol Germany.
General MaoArthur hail arrived at
Bun Francisco Irom Manila. '
The result of the gulf itorm were
not to bad a at first reported.
llayden, the embeiiling tremurer
of ewilt dt Co., cannot be found.
A force of Colombian invaded
Venetuelo, but were driven back.
Pan Francisco retailer have made
a move toward ending the itrike,
KniL-nr urge the British National
iat to continue their effort to sivtire
Venenuelan otllciala blame the Co
lombian government for the present
The Itocl trust il landing nnu
union men at Moncsaeti and wilt start
up the mill there. ,
A Chicago trolley car colidcd with
a passenger train, killing four and
injuring 11 people.
Explosion of two car of powder
wrecked an entire train on the
.Southern IVfiio near Glendalc, Or.
The Alaska iteamer Islander struck
an iceberg and mnk immediate
carrying down about (10 of the passou
ger and crew and f'ioU.UUU in gold.
Both sulci are making gain in the
The Shamrock II U being put in
order lor racing.
There it little change in the Hun
Francisco strike situation.
Crispi' remain were taken by a
warship Irom JSapIci to Palermo.
A. J. Montague was nominated for
governor by irgiuia Dcmocritt,
The gunlKiat Machia bus been
ordered to raimmn immediately.
The German Crown Prince may he
engaged to the Prince of Batten
The fishing season on the Columbia
has cloxed and the pack will be about
Over a down live were lost by the
burning of the waterworks crib in
the luke at Cleveland, Ohio.
Chicago stuclivorkcr who would
not obey the strike order were put
out ol ttie Amalgamated Association,
River and harbor recconimendtt
tion for the coming year are about
tho Mime a in the bill that failed to
pus last winter.
Burglars who attempted to rob an
Ohio bank wore frightened away bo
fore they secured anything and are
now surrounded in the woods near
The Union Pacific lUilroud has
notified its empoye that habitual
drinking or even the mere fre)ucnt
ing of saloon will in future be conniJ
ered cause for discharge
A coal famine in Ban Francisco is
imminent because of tho strike.
Two men were asphyxiated and
other nearly so in a Montana mine.
Colombian insurgents are operating
along the line of tlio Panama railroad,
The remains of Dowager Empress
rcderick were interred at Potsdam
A passeiiKor train was robbed on tho
M.p K. b T. road in Indian Territory
American lootor in China wore
sentenced to four year imprison
Heavy rains in Arizona are doing
much damageto railway and other
Efforts for the settlement of the
Ban Francisco atriko are making
President Mellon, of the Northern
raciuc, domes tlmt nis company
win nuiid to the Cloarwatcr country,
An effort will he made to induce
Western members of the Amalgamat
ed Associaton to reconsider their re
fusal to go on strko,
Revenue officers have discovered
that large number of Chinese have
been smuggled mto Ran Francisco on
lumber schooner from British Co
Highwaymen in Texu held up a
passonger tram, going through the
coaches and relieving passenger of
tner casn and other valuables. Noth
ing was secured from the express car.
Later soven men were arrested firr'the
robbery and part of the plunder re
covered. An advance of from one to two dol
lars a ton has been made in all fin
ished steel products.
Krupp. ' the German gun maker.
has a fortune of nearly $50,000,000,
an income of nearly $14,000,000 and a
pay roll of 80,000 person. , .
Mrs. William E. English presented
to the state museum a dead Jersey
pig with one head and two bodies
joined at the shoulders. - '
After 18 months of continuous
work it is announced that the tele
graph line from Seattle to Dawson is
Forty two prohibitionists made up
a state convention in Richorand, Va.,
and put out nominations for the state
offices to be filled next fall.
Premier Sagusta 1ms announced the
Spanish programme, which will in
clude reorganization of the army,
establishment of base for naval oper
ation and the construction of an
arsenal on a vast scale.
FIRE OUT IN THE LAKE.
Twilvt er Thhiisn Livu Lost ai ths Rnull
Oihsri Rucui by Tugi,
Cleveland, Aug. 10 Five mnn were
burned to death, (our were drowned
three and pomibly four wore miffocat
ed and several were injured aa the re
sttilt ol a fire which destroyed a torn
porary witter worka crib two miles off
the Cleveland harbor yesterday.
Tweuty-aii men obeyed the order
ol Manager Q, C. Yandusen when the
flame broke out and took refuge in
the water on floating pieces of wreck
age, Four of them loat their hold
upon their frail floati and lank be
neath the wavea just a help r cue lied
The crew of the tug It. Hprenkla
heard the fire whistle blown from the
crib and raced to the eoette from the
harbor. Hhe nicked up 18 of the sur
vlvori who had drifted to the west of
the orlb on their float of hoard and
Itie crib is a total loss, it wo
frame building, 200xfiQ feet, the sides
sheathed with iron. It I now
charred, Khiipoltw mas of wreckage,
and mingled with the blackened tun
ber are blackened, rusted and twisted
piece of plutu of iron ami steel
The crib and machinery were tho
property wore of Bliailcr Hchiieing
lau, contractors. I heir Ions will ex
Fire and harbor tugs with rescuing
parties on board reached the crib
soon after tho Humes broke out, but
when they arrived the structure wo
a teething mas of name and all
hoite n! saving it wa abandoned.
After an hour' hard work the
Dame were diminished enough to
permit the firemen to climb up the
charred step and tight the lire Irom
the interior. Then the horror of the
cn-liimity wa first real uod. Every
thing wa a total wreck. While the
firemen were uring water on the
llumo there was a roaring furnace
lieneath which could not he reached.
After two hour of hard work live
churrcd bodies, burned beyond recog
nition, were found. ,
While this wa going on strenuous
effort wore being put forth to reach
the men imprisoned in tho ttinue
whose air supply had apparently been
shut off entirely by the burning of
the muchinery. At the mouth ol
the shaft it wa like a furnace, and
the iron work wa red hot from the
(lame. The water that wa thrown
on it turned it into steam at once.
Finally after a delugo of water had
been thrown ou the smouldering
shaft entrance, a voice was heard
from the bottom calling for help. A
roiie was dropped down the shaft,
and slowly and carefully the man at
the bottom was raised. In quick sue
cession six others were brought up
Irom the Ion I and stilling air of the
tunnel. All were in a pitablo condi
tion. They reported that two other
men were lying unconscious at the
bottom of the shaft. A workman vol
unteered to rescue these men, and he
wa quickly lowered into tin shaft.
In few moments the unconscious
men were brought up more dead than
Tho tunnel, which has been ufider
course ol construction lor scvera
years, and i (till far from completo,
ha been the cause, all told, ol the
loss of more than 30 live.
ATTACK ON COMMISSION.
Manila, Aug. 1(1. A pamphlet was
published broadcast yesterday con
taining an attack on the Unted States
Philippine commission, signed by the
Centro-Catholic. All the momlicra
of that bodv deny having any con
nection with the publication, They
believe the pamphlet was issued by a
local papor in on endeavor to create a
sensation. Tho pamphlet was nomi
nally in favor of tho church, calling
on the people to rie in their might
against Judgo lait, the civil gover
nor, and "the rest of the ricket brawl
er running the government of the
United States," and saving: "They
have declared war against God."
New Buildings it Navy Yards.
New York, Aug. 16. Within the
next few weeks the navy department
will advertise for bids on the con
struction of four new structures at
the Brooklyn navy yard, to cost in
the neighborhood of $1,000,000.
These buildings, with the erection of
groat coaling pier from the cob
dock, a number of buildings on the
ordnance dock, and the completion
of the work already under way, will
call for an expenditure of about
Wilt Ae AH Crhl.tl't ri,nul
Baltimore, Aug. 16. It is an
nounced here today that Isador Ray
nor, attorney general for Sluryland,
has boon retained as one of the attor
neys for Rear Admiral Schley in his
coming hearing before the court of
inquiry. Mr, Kaynor received a let
ter from Admiral Schley Sunday in
which he was asked to act as one of
the counsel in the case, and at once
accepted the commission,
Postolflc Robber Killed.
Marlow, I. T. Aug. 16. Three men
entered the Marlow postofllce while
the guard was out and attempted to
blow open the safe. The guard re
turned while they were at work and a
battle ensued. One of the robbers,
shot through the head and breast,
fell, and the other two made their
escape. The man gave his name as
John Gray, of Kansas City. Ho was
taken to the hospital and died within
a few minutes..
Robbers Cornered in Woods.
, Millersburg, Ohio, Aug, 10. An
attempt was made to rob the James
K. Adams bank early this morning,
and the robbers are now surrounded
In a strip of woods 15 miles west of
rcre. The burglars were heard at
wprk by Dan Sharp, who lived next
to tho bank, and he gave the alarm,
but'lho bandits took flight in two
rigs fatolen from a farmer. They were
.ioc&'tcd this morning, and a cartv of
Kmpany I, Eighth O. N. G., has
goine to the scene to assist in their
NEWS OF TILE STATE
TEMS OF INTERE8T FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial ind Financial Happenings f Im.
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
ind Improvements of th Many Industrie
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
-Latest Mirket Report, ,
A rase of smallpox In been re
ported at Howell, In Marion county,
l'unthors attacked a baud of iheep
on the North Coos river and killed
A good al.cd porcupine, which hod
been killing niinierou chicken, wa
slain In Mora, Sherman county,
Owing to the great number of build
ing being constructed in Pendleton,
ooiitractor are having dltllculty in
scouring enough carpenters to do the
The Grand Rondo river is lower at
present than it hn been for many
years, Fishermen declare that there
is not enough water above ililgard for
a fish to iwiin in.
The terveyor of the United State
geological survey have found that
Odoll hike, in I.nko county, is 4.U00
feet and Crescent lake 6,025 feet aliofe
tho levl of the oceun. The summit of
the mountains where they crossed i
tl,8oU feet ulxive the level.
As an example of bow the old dona
tion land claims in Polk county are
being divided into small farms, the
Grant 040 acre claim, which for
many year yielded a living for a
family of only five, now afford
homos for over U0 jieople, and there i
yet much waste land in the tract.
Cherries are just coming to market
around Enterprise, Wallowa county.
A street fair promoter is in Eugcno
trying to work up a carnival there for
There are five Ed Miller in Baker
City, and each get the mail of all the
others, o it is said,
Between hot weather and harvest
the valley towns are almost deserted
and business is very dull.
It is estimated that 1,000,000
xntnd of prunes will l dried in the
' icinity of Bulla this fall,
A big prairie fire raged at Ella, in
Morrow county, caused by small boy
playing with mutches. It burned
several sections of buncbgrass.
A submarine diver lias been engag
ed for alaiut two months in placing
hloftts to blow up a reel outside the
entrance to the Umpqua harbor.
Rabbit killing i the leading sport
now around Paisley, Lake county,
The pests are thick and do damage,
when able, iu the grain and alfalfa
There is no apparent scarcity of
harvest hands in the Weston neigh
borhood; neither is there a surplus,
and those in search of work are not
W. II. Bi'timmond, of Council,
Grunt county recently killed two ooy-
otes with one rifle shot. One of the
varimnts ws standing 10 feet to one
side of tho ono he aimed at.
Grasshoppers are present in great
numbers on kith Birch creeks, above
Pilot rock, in Umatilla county, aud
arc doing considerable damage both
to grain and garden, the latter par
ticularly. Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, export value.
55(3560 per bushel ibluestem, 6758c;
Flour best grade, $2.W3.40 per
barrel; grnham, $2.60.
Outs $1.15(81.20 per cental.
Barley Feed, $1G16.50: browing,
$lti.50(17 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $27 per ton: mid
dlings, $21.80; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay limothy, $11(3)13; clover,
$7!).50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Butter Fancv creamery,17 W20c ;
dairy, 1415c,; store, ll12u per
Eggs 17o per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins, lira
lls'o; Young America, 1212o per
Poultry Chickens, mixed. $3.00
3.75; hens, $3.75(34.75 ; pressed, 10
lie per pound; springs, $2.50(84.00
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
(8)3.50 for young; geose, $4(84 50 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, Bll)cj dressed,
10(H2)4o per pound. 1
Mutton Lambs, 3io, gross;
dressed, 67o per pound; sheep,
$3.25, gross ; dressed, 6c6j'o per lb,
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
ight, $4.755; dressed, 6M7o per
Veal Small, '8a8o ; large, 7
7 Jo per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3.50(84.00;
cows and heifers, $3.25(83.50; dressed
beef, 6,(870 per pound.
Hops lz14c per pound.
Wool Valley. ll13Mc; Eastern
Oregon, 8(8l2)c ; mohair, 20 21c per
Potatoes U0c$1.00 per sack. .
Senator Clark, of Montana, owns
about 40 gold silver,and copper mines.
A specie of wood that expands like
ubber is one of the newly discovered
products of the Philippines.
Andrew Carnegie has offered the
ity of Portsmouth, O., $50,000 for a
It has been judicially decided that
women who pay rent directly to a
landlord in Toronto are entitled to
vote for aldermen,
A Niagara Falls guide and his son
went under the falls 200 feet.
King Christian will not sell the
island of St. Thomas to the United
Cornelius Vanderbilt promises to
revolutionize locomotive construction
by his inventions.
Shareholders of a steel company at
Sheffield, England, have voted to
build a branch at Washington, Pa.
The United States training ship
Lancaster, which has been cruising
since January 1, ha reached the
Brooklyn navy yard.
8ERIOU8 BATTLE IN COLOMBIA.
engagement of July 21 Resulted In Heavy
loss in Bpth Sides,
New York, Aug. 17. Detail regard
ing tb Venezuelan-Colombian conflict
of July 28th hav been received, and
convey the first Intimation that the
battle was a serlou one. The en
gigement wi fougbt at La PI la,
La Parada and Plrlnoa, and lasted 20
hour. Tho Colombian force were
compelled to retire, but not before
1100 nuin on both aide bad been kill
ed and 'wounded. Among these were
General Reaendo Medina, of tbe Ven
ezuelan side, and four Colonel. The
army of 8000 Invader wa divided Into
28 regiment, come of which were ot
the regular Colombian army, com
manded by government officer and
using tbe army artillery.
Because of the strict postal, pre
and cable censorship exercised, the
vlctorte won by the rebel In several
battle were until now given a mere
rumor. A Hit of these battle wa
among tbe advice received by Dr.
Resrepo. July 10, according to Insur
gent advice, General M. Jose Castillo
defeated the government troop un
der General Lull Velei at Palmira,
taking many prisoners, arms and sup
piles. OeneTal Clodomlra Castillo won
a battle over a regiment that attempt
ed to Intercept hi command In lta
march to Rio Haca. General Marin'
troop have won leveral engagements'
I and now practically control tbe De
partment of Toll ma.
Two other battle with favorable re
I suit for the rebel took place at Can
I azu and Gatun, Department of Pan'
flma. Four battle nave been fought
during the last month In tbe south of
Catira which were alio government
defeat, though details are lacking.
, Strneth of Insurgents.
Now York, Aug. 17. According to
the latest bulletin of tbe Colombian
Insurrectionist, a copy ot which ha
Just been received here, the rebel
have a fighting strength ot 28,000 men
Enjllih Warships it Pinima.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 17. H. M. 8
Icarus, iloop-of-war, which has been
ordered to England, will leave Friday
morning. She will call at Son Diego
and at Panama, remaining at the lat
ter point until the trouble there has
been settled. H. M. 8. Phaeton I now
at Panama. H. M. 8. Warsplte, flag'
ship of the Pacific station, whose
commission conclude In January, will
be succeeded by the first-class cruiser
Tbe government la concentrating
troops from the more remote prov
ince. Telegraph communication
with coast point la Interrupted, and
hence nothing I known here regard
Ing the situation at Cartagenla and
llnrrunqullla. General Alban ha not
yet returned to Colon, but I expected
at any .moment with reinforcement.
Troop continue to patrol both end
of tho Isthmus line at night.
Libcrials' Chinees Good,
Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 17. A large
number of wounded men, belonging to
the government troops, were taken to
Colon Monday. This 1 regarded a an
Indication of tbe persistence of the
The converted cruiser Namouna has
been found to be practically useless,
owing to the bungling attempt to
mount heavy gun on board ot her.
The Colombian government I now
negotiating for the purchase of the
steamer Bernard flail, of the West
India & Pacific Steamship Company,
Limited, of Liverpool.
The Darlen brought 40 passengers,
who were obliged to leave Colon In
order to avoid conscription. They
Bay the chances of the Liberals' suc
cess aeem better than ever Blnce the
commencement of the revolution. The
British consul at Colon has entered
a protest against Jamaicans being
compelled by the Colombian govern
ment to fight against the rebels.
Guard are still kept on board the
trains running between Panama and
Both side are committing atrocit
ies. In the attack made on the gov
ernment troops, Sunday, a few mile
out of Colon, the rebels defeatd the
government force, and one of the lat
ter was afterwards found shot In the
abdomen, with both legs amputated.
This wa a reprisal for the torture
by the government of political pris
oners. Raids Along Panama Roid.
fnlnn rolnmhla. Aue. 17. Raids
continue almost dally or nightly along
the line, owing to the entire absence
of military protection. Last night
Matachin was again raided and cattle
belonging to sympathizer with the
government were stolen. Two wo
men were kidnaped at Gorgon station
Sunday night and the Chinese there
were pillaged. On most occasions of
this chnracter, the Chinese are the
chief sufferers. Consequently they
are daily transferring provisions and
merchandise to Panama, thus Inten
sifying want and suffering all along
the line. Armed guards consisting of
about 50 men still accompany each
Sheriff Stood Off Mob.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 17. A mob
of about 50 men entered the Jail be
fore daylight this morning, deter
mined to lynch Henry Pratt, colored,
charged with attempted assault on
Snllie Dice, a little white girl. After
some parleying, Sheriff Kyle worked
his way to a closet, seized a loaded
shotgun and told the mob that they
must kill him before they could get
the prisoner. In the face of the load
ed gun the mob left the Jail and dis
persed. It Is rumored that the mob
was also after a nepro who wa"
brought here from Coaling last night
$120,000 Fire it Berkley.
" Berkeley, Cal., Aug. 19. Fire late
lust night in the engine room of Nie
huus Bros, company's planing mills
at West Berk uley destroyed three
acres of buildings, lumber piles and
finished products of tho mills, John
Everding's starch works, Hare & Co. 's
Eldorado Oil works, T. Haywood
lumber yards and partially destroyed
Everding's grist, mill and his resi
dence. The loss reaches $120,000.
Engagement Near Steynsburg,
M'ddlesburg, Ctpe Colony, Aug. 17.
Colonel Gor.lnge had a successful
engagement w th General Krltzlnger
and Commrn'ants Erasmus, Pyper
and Cachet, near Steynsburg, August
l"ti. Erasmus and Cachet were mor
Prtllmnarv Draft Slcned.
Pekln, Aug. 17. The Ministers of
the powers have signed the prelim
inary d aft ot the protocol In order to
bind t eir governments and to pre
vent further exchanges. They expect
to iign with the Chinese plenipoten
tiaries next Tuesday,
Islander l"ent Own fear
SIXTY PEOPLE LOST
$276,000 IN GOLD DU8T ALSO
WENT TO THE BOTTOM.
The Sttimer Struck An Iceberg at 2 O'clock
A. M., tad Sank Immediately Boilers
Exploded by th Shock-Captain Was
Last so leave, and Wai Afterwards Lost
From th LiferafL
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 20. The
steamer Islander, the crack passenger
steamer of tho Alaskan route, operat
ed by the Canadian Pacific Naviga
tion Company, of this city, struck an
icctierg off Douglu island at 2 A. M.
on the morning of Thursday last and
went to the bottom, carrying 55 to
60 souls, including passengers and
member of the crew.
Some of the survivor arrived here
this evening by the steamer Queen.
They report that a the Islander
went down her boilers exploded, caus
ing the death of many who might
have escaped. Captain Footo went
dowri with his steamer.
There was $275,000 in gold on the
steamer, $100,000 of which was carried
The description of the disaster by
the survivor is heartrending. They
ay that the Islander struck an ice
liorg, and ao severe was the shock that
every door was jammed fast in the
staterooms, and the ill-fated passen
gers, numbering 107, and the crew of
71 were forced to break through the
windows to reach the deck.
Steward Simpson lost 10 in his de
partment, and his description of the
wreck is clearly given. He was awak
ened by the shock, and could not get ,
out of b.jj stateroom until he broke
out a window. He reached the
bridge, where the pilot was on watch,
and, with the mate, ordered out the
lifeboats. The vessel was then taking
water fast, and the chief engineer re
ported the pumps unable to take care
of the water. He also went below
with an ax, broke down the lower
stateroom doors, and stayed at thjs
work until the water forced lum to
go to the upper deck. . '
By this time the Blnp boats were
loaded and had got away, and, while
the officers were getting out the lust
life raft, Captain loote called to all
hands to clear the ship, as she was
about to go down. This was the cap
tain s last order, as at that moment
the ship sank, and the captain, leap-
ng clear of the wreck, was picked up
by a life boat, which in some manner
was overturned. The day was very
misty, and all hands were forced to
shift for thomselves. The officers
state that had the passengers not
rushed tho bouts, the loss of life would
have been small, if indeed, any at all,
had been lost.
TRAIN BLOWN TO BITS.
Two Cart of Powder Exploded in Tunnel-
Set Fir to the Forest.
Ashland, Aug. 19. What is re
garded as one of the worst wrecks in
the history of the Southern Pacific
Company's lines in Oregon took
place at tunnel No. 7, six and one
half miles north of Glendale, this
afternoon about 4:30 o'clock. Extra
freight No. 2192, east, which left here
at 9 :30 this morning, composed of 26
cars, with three engines, was just
emerging from tunnel No. 7, which is
a short utie on a sharp curve in the
track, and about 100 feet long, wbtm
the train parted, the air hose break
ing. The sudden jar caused two rear
cars loaded with dyrjumite to explode.
Ihe entire train was demolished,
except the engine, nnd it was injured
somewhat. There were 10 cars of
melons, two of powder, two of fruit
and the remainder of miscellaneous "
freight. All but three cars of the
melons were totally demolished by the
force of the explosion, which was felt
for miles around the surrounding
country. A car filled with acid took
fire, and the flames spread to the dry
brush and timber, causing a fierce
conflagration. Cow creek, which
runs along the side of the track at
this point, was filled with debris and
A number of tramps who were rid
ing in a halt closed car, escaped, so
far as is known at the present time,
but until the debris is clei.red the
loss of life and limb cannot be known,
and from the nature of the disaster
there may he nothing left of the re
mains of the unfortunates to tell the
Molten Metal Exploded.
Youngatown, O., Aug. 20. An ex
plosion of 10 tons of molten metal in
the blast furnace department nt the
Ohio plant 1 of the National Steel
Company resulted in the death of
three workingmon and the injury of
11 others. The machinery which
connected the ladle containing the
molten metal broke, and allowed the
metal to drop into a vat containing
Ordered to the Brooklyn.
Washington, Aug. 19. A cablegram
received at the navy department from
Eear Admiral Kemcy announces that
Commander Arthur B. Speyer has
been detached from Cavite station and
ordered to the command of the
. Return of the Bennington.
San Francisco, Aug. 19. The gun
boat Bennington, which bus been in
Oriental waters for about two years,
arrived in port today.
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