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VOL. XVI II.
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OJtEdON, VlIUltHDAV, AU0U8T 29, 1001."
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Orleans and Washington.
Connecting at nan Kranclnco with nevera
ateamihlp lines for Honolulu, Jitpan, Cblna
Philippines, Central and Huutli America.
fee Mr. n. A. Wilcox at Independence Sta
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C. H. MAKKHAM,
General Passenger Agent Portland, Or.
Corrected to date.
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1 Jh& Doctor'5 llemtna j
By Hsb Strctton
A Utile rrumlillQf pith led roumr the
roe and aloof th of th ravlo.
I rhna It beriua from It 1 could
II the fuotattlo ahore, benJInf (a a rml
circle towarJa the lale of Br ahou, with
tlnx, nntroddcB bay a, covered t thla
hour with ouly ltterln( rlppl. and
with all the auft and tender ihadowa of
the head lauila falllnf acroai them.
I wai juat lvln( tuf laat look to them
when the looae ttonei sa the rrumhllnf
path cava way under mj tread, and Be
fore 1 could rcoer my foothulit I found
mytelf allpplar dowa the aliucit perpen
dicular fa.-e . the cliff, ami valnljr
clutchlnc at tve.y bramble and tuft of
k'ra.a growln la Ita defta,
I landed with a ahock tar below, and
for tome time lay Inaensibl. Aa nearly
I could nuke out, tt would he high
water In about two houra, Tardlf had
art off it low water, hut befor alartlint
h hid aald eoffiethlng about returning at
high tide, and rnunlng up hia boat on the
beirh or our little bay, If he did that
he muat paaa vloae by me. It wai Sat
urday morning, and he waa In the habit
of returning early on Satunlaya, thit he
might prepare for th eerrlcea of the
At laat whether yeirt or houra only
hid gone by, I could not then hive told
yon I heird the regular and careful beat
of oara upon the witer. and presently
th grating of i boal'i keel upon the ahlu
gle. 1 could not turn round or ralae my
head, but I wia aiire it waa Tardlf.
"Tirdlf!" 1 cried, tteuipllng to ihout.
but my voice aounded very weak In my
own ear, and the other found about m
aremed very loud.
lie paused then, and itood Quito atlll,
listening. I ran th Anger of tuy right
bind through th looae pebble about me,
ud hia ear caught th alight sola. In
i moment I beard hia at mug feet coming
icroaa them toward me.
"Mim'ielle," h eiclilmed, "whit hai
1 tried to imll i hi honeat, brown
faee brut over me, full of ilarm. lt
waa an grvat a rellnf to ace a face Ilk
hia iftcr thit long, woiry igony.
"I've fallen down th cliff," I aald
feebly, "and I am hurt,"
The at rung man ahook, and hi hand
trembled a he atooped down and laid
it under my head to lift It up a llttl.
Ilia agitation touched me to the heart.
"Tardlf," I wbiapered. "It I not very
much, and I might have been killed. I
think my foot I hurt, and I am quit
hi re my arm la broken."
He lifted m In bla a run a eaaily and
tenderly a a mother lift up her child,
ml carried me gently up the itcep elope
which led homeward. It aeemed a long
time before w reached th farmyard
gnte, and he (united, with a tremendous
voice, to bla mother to com and open It.
Never, never shall 1 forget that night.
I could not sleep; but I suppose my mind
wandered a little. Hundred a of time 1
felt myself down on th ahore, lying help
less. Then 1 waa back agsln In my own
home In Adelulde, ou my rather' sheep
firm, and he waa atlll alive, ind with
no thought but how to make everything
bright and gladsome for me; ind hun
dreds or times I aaw the woman who
waa afterward to be my atepmotber,
stealing up to the dour ind trying to get
in to him and me.
Twice Tardlf brought ni a cup of tea,
freshly made. I was very glad when
the first gleam or daylight ahone Into my
room. It seemed to bring clearueaa to
"Mam'xelle." said Tirdlf, coming to
my side. "I mi going to fetch a doctor."
"But It la Sunday," 1 auawcred faint
ly. I knew that no boatman put out to
tea willingly on I Sunday from Sark; ind
the last fatal accident, being on a Hun
Jay, hid deepened their reluctance.
"lt will be right, mim'ielle," he an
swered, with glowing eyes. "I have no
"Do not b long iway, Tirdlf," I aald,
"Not one moment longer thin I csn
help," he replied.
I, Martin Dobree, coma into the
Grange, belonged to Julia: ind fully half
of the year's household expenses were de
frayed by her. Our practice, which he
story to tell my remarkable share In its
events. Martin, or Doctor Martin, 1 was
called throughout (iuernsuy. My father
was Dr. Dobree. He belonged to one of
the ohlest families In the Island, but our
branch of it had been growing poorer In
jtrad of richer during the last three or
four generations. We had been gravi
tating steadily downwards.
My father lived ostensibly by bis pro
fession, but actually upon the income of
my cousin, Julia Dobree, who hud been
his wurd from her childhood. The house
we dwelt In, I pleasant one in the
aud I shiired between us, wis not a
large one, though for Its extent It wa
lucrative euough. But there always is
an Immense number of medical men In
Guernsey In proportion to its population,
and the island is, healthy. There was
small chance for any of u to make a
My engagement to Julia came about io
easily and naturally that I was perfect
ly contented with it. We had been en
gaged since Christmas, and were to be
married in the early summer. We were
to set up housekeeping for ourselves; that
was a point Julia wns bent upon. A
suitable house had fallen vacant In one
of the higher streets of St. Peter-port,
which commanded a noble view of the
ea and the surrounding islands. We had
taken it, though it was farther from the
Grange and my mother than I should
have chosen my home to be. She end
Julia were busy, pleasantly busy, about
That was about the middle of March.
I had been to church one Sunday morning
with these two women, both devoted to
me and centering all their love and hope
in me, when, as we entered the house
in my return. I heard my father calling
"Martin! Martin!" as loudly a be could
from his consulting room. I answered
the call Instantly, and whom should 1
see but a very old friend of mine, Tar
dlf, of the Havre Uosselin. His hand
some but weather-beaten face betrayed
great anxiety. My father looked cha
irrined and Irresolute.
. ... .. : i . . r
Here a pretty piece oi wura, iu.r
tin," he said; "Tardlf want one of u to
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gO OUCK WHO UlUJ to cam, ij eee
woman who na rauen rrom tne cub
and broken her arm, confound lt!"
"Dr. Martin," cried Tardlf excitedly,
I bea- of you to come this Instant even.
She has been lying In anguish since mid
day yesterday twenty-four hours now,
sir. I started at aawn mis morning,
ut both wind and tide wore aguinst me,
ind I have been waiting here ome time.
Be quick, doctor! It she should be
Th poor fellow' vole filter!, aid bla
eye met rain Imulorlagly, Ha and 1
hid heea fiat friend la my bcybood, and
ur friendship waa atlll firm lad tru. 1
shook hi hand aaartlly-a grip which h
returaed with hi flugtr of Iron till aiy
own tingled again.
"I knew you'd come," he giaped.
"Ah. I'll go. TardlC I sild; "ouly I
mint (t snatch of something to at
while Dr. Dobree put up whit I (hall
hat aeod f. I'll b ready la half ta
Th tld wia with u. ind carried u
over buoyantly. )V anchored at th
fiahsrman's landing place below th cliff
of th llivr Ooaeelln. and I climbed
readily up th reugh ladder which lead
to th pith. Tirdlf mad hi boat ae
on re, nd followed me; he pasatd me,
aud at rode on up th iteep trick to th
summit f th cliff, If Impatient to
reach his horn, lt waa then thit t
gave my (rat lerlon thought to th wom
an wh hid met with th accident.
'Tardlf, wh la thl person thit I
hurt?" 1 laked, "and whereabout did h
"She fell down yonder." he laawered,
with a odd quiver Iu hi voice, a h
pointed to a rough ind nther high por
tion of th cliS running Inland; "th
tone rolled from under her feet so," be
added, cruahlng dowa quantity of th
loos gravel with hi foot, "ind ah slip
ped. Sh lay on th shlugl underneath
for two hour before 1 fouad her two
hour. Dr. Martin!"
Tardlfi mother cam to ui aa w en
tered th houa. (the beckoned me to
follow her Into an Inner room. It waa
malt, with a collina so low. It eomd
to rest upon th four posts of th bed-
stead. There wer of course none of tho
little daluty luxuries about It, with which
1 wss familiar in my mother's bedroom.
A long low wludow oppuait the held or
th bed threw a itrong light upon U.
Ther wer check curtains drswn round
It, ind i patchwork quilt, md rough,
home apun linen. Everything wis clean,
but coarse and frugal, uch aa I expected
to find about my Hark patirut, in th
home of a Hibernian.
But when my ej fell upon th rac
resting on the rough pillow 1 pauaed Iu
voluntarily, only Just controlling in ex
clamation of surprise. There waa abso
lutely nothing In th surrounding to
mark her a a lady, yet I felt In a mo
ment that she was one. There lay a deli
cate refined fice, whit is the linen, with
beautiful Hps almost as white; and a
mass of light, shining silky hair tossed
about the pillow; and large dark gray
eyes gaslng at me beaeechlngly, with in
expreealon tint made my heart leap aa It
had never leapt before.
That wa what I aaw, and could not
forbeir seeing. I tried to close my eye
to th pathetic beauty ot the fac before
me; but It was altogether In viln. If 1
hid seen her before, or if I hid beeu
prepired to see any on Ilk her, I might
hav succeeded; but I was completely
thrown off my guard. Ther the chirm
lug flee lay; th eyes gleaming, the whit
forehead tinted, mil the delicate) mouth
contracting with pain; th bright allky
curl tossed about in cnnfusloa. 1 te It
now, just as I saw lt then. ,
I auppose I did not stand still more
than Ave -ecconds, yet during that pause
a host of questions bad flashed through
my brain. Who wa this beautiful crea
ture? Where had ahe com from? How
did It happen that he was In Tirdlf
house? md so on. But I recalled myself
sharply to my senses; I was her her
physician, ind common sense ind duty
demanded ot me to keep my head clear,
I advanced to her side and took the
small, blue-veined band Into mine, and
felt her pulse with my fingers.
"You are In very great pain, I fear,"
I said, lowering my voice.
"Yes," her whit Hps answered, ind
ahe tried to smile a patient though a
dreary smile, i she looked up Into my
face; "my arm is broken. Are you a
"1 im Dr. Martin Dobree," I slid,
passing my hand softly down her arm.
The fracture was abov th lbow, and
was of a kind to muk th setting of it
give her sbnrp, acute pain. 1 could sea
she was scarcely fit to bear any further
suffering just then; but what was to be
done? She was not likely to get much
rest till the bone was set.
"Did you ever tak chloroform?" 1
"No; I never needed It," she nswred.
"Should you object to taking It?"
"Anything," she replied passively. "1
will do anything you wish,"
I went back into the kitchen ind open
ed the portmanteau my father had put
up for me. Splints and bandages wero
there in abundance, enough to set half
the arms in the island, but neither chlo
roform nor anything in the shape of in
opiate could I find. I might almost at
well hiva come to Sark altogether un
prepared for my case.
I stood for a few minutes, deep in
thought. The daylight was going, and It
wis useless to waste time; yet I found
myself shrinking oddly from the duty be
fore me. Tardlf could not help but tee
my chagrin and hesitation.
"Doctor," he cried, "she 1 not going to
"No, no," I answered, calling bick my
wandering thought and energies; "there
is not the smallest dinger of that. I
must go and tet her arm at once, and
then she will sleep."
I returned to the room and raised her
as gently and painlessly is I could. She
momed, though very softly, and she tried
to sm:!'i again at her eyes met mine look
ing anxiously at her. That smile made
me feel like a child. If she did lt again
I knew my hands would be unsteady, and
her pain be tenfold greater. i
'I Jim i I. ' J W, -IJU;
"HE PAUSED TH K.N."
"I would rathw yu crld out
d." 1 ald. "Don't try to control jur
elf when I hurt Jtou. You ad ot b
afraid ( teeming Impatient, lad laud
cream or tw would dn you good."
I fait th adi or th broken bone grat
ing together I drew them Ibid their
right pile, ind th asitloB went
through aad through me, I hid t
icoro of broken limb befor with a
feellug Ilk thl. which w so neif us
aervlng in. All th tlm th glrl'a whit
fc aud truly set lip li? uuder ni'
gaae, with th wide open, nuolnchliif
eye looking atrilgat at ma; a mournful,
Dent, appealing face, which betriyed th
pain I mad her suffer ten time mora
than any crl or shrieks could hv
don. I (Mouthed th coarse pillow for
her t II wor comfortably upon tbem.
ad I spread my cambric aandkcrhlvf in
a doubl fold between her chk and M
rough llnen-to rough for a soft cbeVk
like her. v
"Id quit tin," r aald. "Do not itir,
but go to lep fiat a you cau.''
Then I went out to Tardlf.
"Th arm li Mt," I laid, "ind now ah
muat get lorn ileep. There I not th
lent danger, oaly w will keep the hous
a quiet poaalbl."
"1 must go ind bring la th boat," he
replied, bMllrrlng himself as lfoui spell
wa at in end. "Thvr will b a norm
to-night, ind 1 should, sleep th sounder
If she waa aaf ahore."
Th fbl light entorlug by th door,
which I left open, showed nit th old
woman comfortiblr aaleup In her chair,
but not o th girl. I bid told her when
I laid bar dowa thit ih must II quit
till, ind ih waa olwytng me Implicitly.
Her cheek atlll reated upon tny hand
kerchief, md th broken arm remained
undisturbed upoa th pillow which I hid
placed under It. But her eye wr wld
open and thiulng In th dimness, ind 1
fsncled I could see bar Hp niorlug In
ceeaautly, though guundleaaly,
Th gal that Tirdff bid foretold rim
with great vloleuc about th middle of
tho algbt. Th wlud bowled up th long,
narrow ravine Ilk nick of wolvea;
mighty atoruia of hall and "Id beat la
torrent Igllliat th windows, slid th
tea lifted up it vole wllb unmistakable
energy. Now ind Igaln a stronger gnat
thin the othera appeared to threatvu to
carry oS th thatched rout bodily, ind
leave ua expoaed to th teuipeat with ,
.L.. .I.I..L II. -L. .-.if
vii IP. iuii'h eiunv wain, iuvui 111 miw
the latch ot the outer door rattled is tt
sum ou wss striving to enter,
Th wealerly gale, rlaing every few
hour Into nuull, gnv me uo rhanc
of leaving Hark th uevt iluy, nor for
amii daya afterwards; but 1 was not at
ill put out by my captivity. All my In
terests my whole being In fact wat ab
sorbed in th car of thla girl, itrangar
as sb wis. I thought aud moved, lived
ami hrrathrd. ouly to fight step by step
sgaluat delirium and death,
Ther seemed to me to be no possibility
or lid. The stormy water which belt
gainst that llttl rock In th sei ('in
welling md rolling In from the vaat
plain of tb Atlantic, and broke in tem
pestuous surf agulnot the Island. Tar
dlf himself waa kept primmer In th
home, except when he weut to look after
bia live atix'k. No doul t It would hiv
been practicable for m to get aa far as
the hotel, but to what good? It would
be quite deaerted, for there were no vi
Itora to Sark it this season. I waa en
tirely eugrossed Iu my pitlent, aud 1
learned for th first time what their tusk
is who hour ifter hour witch the pro
gress of disease in the person of ons dear
On th Tuesday afternoon, In tem
porary lull of th hail and wind, 1 dart
ed off on I walk across the Island. Th
wind was still blowiug from the south
west, aud filling all tb narrow se be
tween us ind Guernsey with boiling
urge. Very ingry looked the masses of
fosm whirling ibout the sunken reefs,
and very ominous th 'ow-lylug, hard
block of clouds ill along th horizon. I
trolled is far aa the Coupee, thit giddy
pathway between Great and I.lttlu Hark,
wher on cm e the seething ot th
wives it the feet of the cliffs ou .both
tide thre hundred feet below one. Some
thing like t panic telsed me. My nerves
wero too fir unstrung for me to venture
serous the long, narrow Isthmus. I turn
ed abruptly ngnln, and hurried s faxt
my leg! would carry in back to Tar
I hid been away less than in hour, but
an idvintige had been taken of my no
acne. I foil Id Tardif seated at tho table,
with a tingle of silky, thluing hair lying
before him, A tear or two had fallen
upon It from his eyes. 1 understood at
a glince what It meant Mother Ucnouf,
whom he bad secured as a nurse, had cut
off my patient's pretty curls as soou as 1
was out of the house. Tardlfi great
hand caressed them tenderly, add I drew
out one lung, glossy' tress and wound It
about my fingers, with a heavy heart,
"It is like the pretty feathers of a
bird that has been wounded," said Tar
Just then there came a knock at th
door ind sharp click of the latch, loud
enough to penetrate dome Tardlfi dent
ears, or to arouse our patient, If sb hud
been sleeping. Before either ot us could
move th door was thrust open and two
young ladles appeared upon the door sill.
They were it Hushed across ine In an
Instant old school fellowi ind friend
ot Julia'. I declare to you honestly 1
had scarcely hid one thought of Julia till
now. My mother I had wished for, to
take her place by this poor girl's side, but
Julia had hardly crossed my mind. Why,
In heaven's name, should tho appearand
ot these friends of hers be so distasteful
to me just now? I had known them all
my life, and liked them at well is my
girls 1 knew; but. at this moment th
very light of them was" annoying.
They stood in the doorway, as much as
tonished end thtindcrstrlcken as I wns,
glaring it me, to It seemed to me, with
tint soft, bright brown lock ot hulr curl
ing and clinging round my finger, Nevar
hud I felt so foolish or guilty,
(To be continued. I
We do not! wish to Ret into nn argu
ment with any woman over what her
husband spends on lilniaolf, but did
you ever know a man who lind bla
punts mcuiled, who didn't luive to go
to bed while II wai done, or have them
mended while they were ou?
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
. THE WORLD,
A Coraprthtiulvt Rtvlw tt th Important
(lappa -vlnji of th Fait Wuk Friwatsd
la t Condnad Form which li Mod
Llktly to Prev of Intinit t Our Marry
lttri resumed activity In Cap
A German steamer and eight sailor
A ile. wrecked number of build
itiga in Jersey City.
A Tennessee Negro murderer wa
burned at tiie aUke.
Turkey will nut buy the quayi o!
Ilia Kronen company.
Htro! worker! arn willing to make
ooiitHHion to end strike,
United Hlnlc Attorney Evim, of
Minni'sutft, died audilunly,
Nintlf, Aria,, ofUcluli are impli
cated in a nuiKKiii'K plot.
rUriklu! iiiurliinists in Chicago
igitortt an order against picketing.
One hundred Filipino Insurgent!
surrotulcred during the past week.
Sun Francisco iron workort' itrik
wa icttlcd in favor of the laborer.
The military force at Manila will
I inrri'uncd to picvent a possible
A movement i on foot for a gene
ral dint down of all shingle mill in
VciickiicU will lay its case before
the itntn department in order to
ward oft Intervention.
Castle Itiwk, on the Columbia
river has been scaled by a party ol
climber front Portland.
Sir Thomas l.iptou ha arrived in
New York. ,
The navy department ha dented a
rt'ipu'st from Schley.
A coast survey observatory will be
established at Hitka, Alasak,
Two inch were arrested for pasting
the bills of a defunct New Jersey bank.
Fifteen (icnton were drowned by
the capsUing. of a French coasting
Murderer Nordstrom of Washing
ton, has given tip all boie of escaping
X Colombian gtrtiboat lank itnme
dluU'ly after leaving Nuvauilla for
A change of one point in the course
ot the steamer Islander caused her to
triko the iceberg.
The cable between Nome and St,
Michaels is broken In several placet
and cannot be repaired,
An explosion in the tunnel being
bored in l.nke F.rio for Cleveland'
water work system, cost five live.
The censut bureau gives St. Joseph,
Mo., i tho healthiest city in the
I'nitod Hiatus, and Portland, Oregon,
a the second healthiest.
Winters, who stole tho $330,000 in
gold bullion from the Ho I by Smelting
Co., of Vallejo, Cal., wai sentenced
to 15 years' imprisonment.
Tho sultan has broken his promise
with Franco aud luu lieen notified
that all diplomutio relations with
that country are at an end.
The ciar will witneu the French
Survivors can throw no light on th
steamer Islander disaster.
At least 17 lives were lost In th
Cify of Goleonda, disaster.
Throe Negroes wero killed by a mob
in Pierce comity, Missouri.
Tho battleship Iowa ia on bor way
from San Franctoo to Panama.
A mob lynched two Negro in Mis
souri for the murder of a white
There Is a renewed feeling in Eng
land that the South African war will
goon be ended,
Four Indiana boys, whose age
range from G to 10 years, stoned a
companion to death,
An Arctic expedition has found and
rescued the Kite, a vessel formerly
used by Lieutenant Peary.
The United States exports more
goods to South Africa than any
other country, except Great Britain.
The striking machinists have suc
ceeded in getting 1,800 more men to
go on strike in Pittsburg, Two mills
were compelled to -shut down as a
A New York millionaire, who ha
made most of his money trading
with China, is the donor of $100,000
for the endowment of a chair at Co
Ohio river steamer overturned in a
squall and 16 passengers were
" Rebels in Colombia and Venezuela
continue operations in hope of get
Birtish public expenses are running
nearly $2,000,000 per week beyond
A New York judge decides that in
surance companies cannot be com
pelled to make good damage result
ing from explosions.
Henry B. Dean, of St. Louis,
claims to have found tho secret of
perpetual motion. He has been
working on this great problem for 12
In Sweden purchase of medioines
from abroad by individuals is pro
hibited by law.
It is within bounds to say that thi
country spends at least $15,000,000 a
year on golf.
Duties oolleoted at New York dur
ing the fiscal year amount to $153,
m 840.33, the largest figures ever
dmiral Cervera lauds Sohley'
Mis in the battle of Santiago and
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sajt mat,, wnue campson migni
done as well, tb fact remain
he was absent.
NORDSTROM WAS HANGED.
CoadamiMd Ma CmplUly Callapatd "4
Wit Stripped U Boat.
Seattle, Aug. 24. Charle W. Nord
itrom wis hanged yesterday morning
at 9:40 o'clock for the murder, on
November 27, 191, of William Mason.
From early morning th condemned
man had seemed to fully realiie hi
position, and while mlniatui and
member of the Salvation Army
prayed with him, he cried continually.
Shortly after 9 30 Nordstrom was
brought front th room In which he
had been, just adjoining the execu
tion room. It required the assistance
of four men to keep hi in on hi feet.
When he wa taken Into tb pres
ence of the cafTold, h broke down
completely. Crying in a childish
voice and praying that hi life be
pared him, he collapsed entirely and
fell to th Door, Effort to raise
him nd keep him on hi feet were
fruitless, and at last Sheriff Cudihee
ordered that a board be brought. To
thl Nordstrom wa tied. It required
four men to hold him while thw was
being don. While being tied to the
board, Nordstrom continued to cry In
a loud voice. Th i( men who
had held him raited hi body on the
board, and with great effort, succeed
ed in getting him on the gallow and
onto th fatal trap. 11 ore he wat
atood upright, four of the men itand
ing on the four tides of the trap and
holding him. Within two seconds
after the condemned man was in
place the trap wa sprung and Nord
trom had paid the penalty of his
crime. The trap was sprung at 9 :49,
and Nordstrom was pronounced dead
TO MEET WAR EXPENSES.
Columbia Glvu Nolle That It Will Mik
Colon, Aug. 20. An oftlnial decree,
dated Bogota, July 18, and addressed
to the governors of the departments,
wa published today. It says:
"A new aspect of war, which siwms
to kindle anew with the help of for
eigner who threaten the frontier,
place the government under the ne
cesiity of assuming a different atti
tude from that maintained hitherto,
aud force it to proceedings which it
ha previously tried to avoid.
"lt ha been resolved; First, to
suspend the payment of all accounts
fur war material pending, and to
limit the expense to the payment
of the armed force and the adminis
tration; secondly, to proceed to ex
propiiate all the necessary elements
tor the feeding, equipment and mo
biluing of the army; thirdly, to levy
forced and voluntary loans, accord
ing to circumstances, aud to impose
war contributions in order to meet
the exiHMises of each department
without distending upon the national
"The governors are hereby amply
authorixed to proceed In thee matters
according to the requirements of the
case, and each governor must assume
the responsibility in order to save the
situation within hi territory.'"
TO PREVENT SMUGGLING).
ChlniM Bound for Other Countries Will Not
B Allowed to Land
Washington, Aug. 24. The de
termination of the treasury depart
ment to take advantage of the author
ity given by the Chinese exclusion act
to regulate the tiausit through the
United States of Chineso emigrants
bound for other countries was today
omcially brought to the attention of
the Chineso legation. The occasion
presented itself When an attache of
the legation called upon Assistant
Secretary Taylor to lay before him a
message received from tho Chinese
consul at San Francisco, conveying
the information that Chinese destined
for Mexioo had been refused the privi
lege of landing at that port.
Mr, Taylor told the attache thai
the department had become con
vinced that most of the Chinese wild
had gone into Mexico in the past two
or throe years had smuggled them
solves back across the border into tin
United States. He therefore an
nounced that hereafter the depart
ment would refuse landing permission
to Chinese bound for Mexico unless
it could be absolutely satisfied of their
. Put Train Wrecked.
Jacksonville, III., Aug. 22. The
fust Kansas City passeuger train on
the Alton road was wrecked at mid
night at Prentice, a siding eight miles
north of here, by running , into a
New Ventzulein Revolution.
New York, Aug. 26. -The Willem
stad, Curacao, correspondent of the
Herald says; There is excellent au
thority for the statement that a new
Venezuelan revolution, loud by Lib
erals, is being arranged. The leader
of this revolution is now in New York.
The political situation in Venezuela
is more than serious. No one is al
lowed to leave the country without
special permission. At the Limon
river, where an American company
employs 300 men, one morning only
15 were found on the premises.
The Gift of Chile.
New York, Aug. 24. Tho Chilean
training ship General Bageduino,
with a number of cadet) recently
graduated from the naval aoadomy at
Valparaiso, is expected to . arrive in
'New York within a few days. , The
cadets will visit Annapolis. They
are bringing with them a bronze tab
let, the gift of Chile, to be placed on
the Washington monument.
May Break th Llbion Strike.
Lisbon, O., Aug. 23. Manage
Geo. D. Evans, of tlw Beaver Tin
plate Company's mill at Lisbon, an
nounced today that the mill would be
started early this week. An order
wa sent to a restaurant today for 40
meals to be delivered at the mill, but
the order was' not filled. Feling
here is strong for the strikers The
Lisbon mill employs 800 men. They
hav bean out five weeks.
NEWS OF TIIE STATE
ITCM8 OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial ind FlnincUl Happenings of Im.
porlinc A Brief Review of th Growth
and Improvement! of th Many Induitrki
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
-Latest Market Report.
There it every prospect of a fair
yield of ho in Polk county.
The Ager-Klamath Fall itage wa
held up and robbed of the treasure
The poetoffiee at Ruby, Douglaa
county, will be discontinued on Aug
The log raft i (till ' ituok at the
entrance to the West port dough, near
' Eugene ha not had inch a building
Imjoiii in year a is at present' being
The Polk county grain crop thi
year will be the largest rrvested in
The sheriff of Clackamas county
offers a reward for the men who robbed
the Candy (tore August 8.
Tho committees in charge of the
linker ('it v street carnival, to be held
Scptemlter 8-7, report excellent uc
ces. The water agate crop at Newport i
of good size and quality.
The fruit driers around Albany will
have their hands full this season.
A 80 foot steel tower ha been
ordered for tho 400 pound firebell
which was presented to the Athena
Dig forest fires are reported in the
Flounce Bock, Trail croek and Big
Butte sections, of Josephine county.
Home damage is being done to the
The Owl and Elephant mines, in
the Cable Cove district, have been
sold to a Maryland syndicate for $11,
000. The new owner are going to
run a tunnel in 500 feet on the vein.
The La Grande-Cove motor line i
now assured and will be under con
struction this full. It will extend
through Island City, down the Grand
Kotimle river, direct to Cove. Its ob
ject is to further the interests of beet
growing in a section believed to be
sjiocially adupted to it.
The new IX) horse power boiler is in
place at the plant of the Athena
Flouring Mill Company. It ia a
huge affair, made entirely of steel,
and is coiiihisih1 ot two plates, tube
and ends. It is encased in brick and
will add materially to the value of
t he plant, which is tip-to-date in every
Threshing is now well under way
throughout the Kogue river 'valley,
ami from all information that can be
gathered the , product of this year
w ill be aUttit one hulf a crop. The
lightness of the yield this year is at
tributed to the lack of rain early in
the season, considerable of the acreage
having been cut for grain hay.
This i the dryest season the Blue
mountains have experienced for
many seasons. An unusually heavy
snow fell during the past winter,
and it was hoped the water supply
would lie ample; but the intense
heat of early July melted it all very
rati idly, and now the mountain
streams are fed by springs alone.
Wheat Walla Walla, export value,
5.r(ii5tlo per bushel; bluestem, 58(3
68liio; valley, nominal.
Flour best grades, $2.903.4O per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats $1.10( 1.15 per cental.
Barley Feed, $15(815.50; brewing,
$15.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $27 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay Timothy, $1113; clover,
$7!9.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Butter Fancy creamery,20(a221'o;
dairy, 1415,S;o; store, ll12o per
Eggg16(16.o per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 11
12o; Young America, 12 12&0 per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00(8
3.75; hens, $4.O05.6O; dressed, 10
11c per pound; springs, $2.504.00
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $3.00
($4.00 for young; geese, $56 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed,
10(031230 per pound.
Mutton Lambs, B.o, gross;
dressed, 67o per pound; sheep,
$3.25, gross ; dressed, 06,o per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
light, $4.755; dressed, 6i7o per
Veal Small, 89cj large, 7
7 o per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3.504.00;
cows and heifers, $3.253.50; dressed
beef, 64(7o per pound.
Hops 1214o per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13)tc ; Eastern
Oregon, 8 1 2 c; mohair, 2021o per
Potatoes 90c$1.10 per sack.
The present Kansas wheat crop is
the highest grade ever known.
A ship load of Filipinos are to be
tried on Hawaiian sugar fields.
The average net consumption of
tea per head of population is 1.11
pounds; in England, 6 pound per
A woman has just published a di
rectory and gazetteer of the Yukon
valley, Alaska, showing 16,000 names
Mexico's jurisdiction extends to
more than 30 islands.
The Kentucky whisky crop thi
season will be limited to 25,000,000
During the past six month the
volume of new industrial capital in
vested in Germany footiupover$300,
000,000. European governments have organ
ized colonial departments, through
which efforts are being made to ele
vate the standard of civilization and
industrial and commeroial activity
throughout the world.
BONDER SMUGGLING PLOT.
GlfMtk rrauda Unurthed la Arhoa My
Cuitoma Oftkare Amited.
Washington, Aug. 27. Probably
the most important arrest ever made
in connection with the smuggling of
Chines across the Mexican border
into th United State were made
yetterday in Arizona, when William
A. Hoey, collector of cutom at
Nogales; B. F. Joaaey, an immigrant
inspector, and two Chinese were taken
into custody by ipecial agent of the
treasury and secret ertic operative.
Other arreat are expected to follow
within a day or two. It i (aid that
with two or three fxception, the
whole custom! and immigration
administration at Negate are in
volved. Some time ago an official of the
treasury department, having Nogales
a hi headquarters, wrote to the de
partment that he had reason to be
lieve that the official force at that
point wa corrupt, and that Chinese, .
In large numbers, were being smug
gled across the border for a considera
tion. A secret ervic operative was'
sent there at once, and plans laid to
secure evidence against the person
Several Chinamen were furnished
with money and sent on to buy their
way through the official cordon. This
wa accomplished without difficulty,
the price demanded being from $50
to $200. The secret service men also
arranged with one or two employe,
whose boneaty had been tested, to
go into the collector' office at a cer
tain time and demand a thsre of the
money being received from the China
men, and to be admitted into the
combination so that they might get
their share of the proceed of future '
deal. Thi wa reluctantly agreed
to, and considerable sum of money
were banded over in the presence
and full hearing of a secret service
man who had previously secreted
himself in a near by office closet.
The official soon found that China
men , who presented a certificate
marked with the letter "a" were
allowed to proceed without question,
while those having certificates that
did not bear this cabalistic mark were
turned back without ceremony.
Later it was developed that the letter
"a" on a certificate indicated that
the amount demanded had been paid.
Several Chinamen were sent through
with the requisite "a" mark on their
certificates made by one of the secret
service men. Tlte utmost care and
secrecy wa maintained from the first
to secure positive proof against each
man under suspicion.
The number of Chinamen who have
, V, n i - wa,. Inln Ilia TTnltoit
j wugjim .no.. vwmJ i.iwv uu,.u
i State through the alleged connivance
' of the Nogales officials is believed to
have been large.
FLOODS IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Four Fatalities and Great ton of Property
Philadelphia, Aug. 27. Report
received in this city tonight state
that the heavy rain which have
fallen during the past week through
out the state have resulted in the
most disastrous floods experienced in
At Mauch Chunk the storm was
attended by four fatalities. The
Mauch Chunk creek is 15 feet above
it normal mark, and the town in
Carbon county along its course have
suffered much damage. Bridges,
culverts and arches are destroyed,
and the m to the borough and to
the property holder will be many
thousands of dollars. Business is at
At Wilkesbarre a landslide oc
curred along the Lehigh Valley Rail
road. A washout on the Sun bury
branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad
delayed traffic several hours. At
Shamokin, Tamaqua, Pittston and
several other mining towns, many
colleries have been flooded and work
has been suspended.
At Tamaqua the rain fell in tor
rents from 3 o'clock this morning
until 3 o'clock this afternoon. 'The
lines of the Central Railroad of
New Jersey, between Tamaqua and
Mauch Chunk and the Pittsville
branch of the Philadelphia A: Reading
road are tied up, owing to washouts.
The Schuylkill river and Panther
and Wabash creeks at this point are
overflowing their banks, and many
bridges have been washed away. All
the collieries in, the Panther-rsek val
ley are flooded. Crops in the Cata
wassa valley are practically ruined.
lad With the Philippines
Washington, Aug.27. Acontinued
increase in both the export and im
port trade of the Philippines is shown
in a comparative statement compiled
at the war department, giving the
commerce of the islands for the seven
months ending January 81, 1901,
and 1900. The ' total value of mer
chandise imported during the seven
months' ended January 31, 1901, was
$17,999,167, as against $12,674,705
for the same period in 1900, and the
merchandise exported was $12,617,
359, as against $8,305,530 for the 1900
period. This shows an increase of
42 per cent in the value of imports
and 52 per cent in export values.
Gold Or From Chile.
Omaha, Aug. 27. Notice has been
received at the local office of the
American Smelting and Refining
Company of a shipment of gold ore
from Chile, It is the first shipment
of South American ore to this smelt
ing company's plant, and is in the
nature of an experiment. The ore
is said to be very rich, and if its
treatment proves successful, the
shipment will be followed by othera
on a large scale.
Died on Mil Balcony.
Minneapolis, Aug. 26, Robert G.
Evans, United StateB district attor
ney for Minnesota, died suddenly yes
terday from heart disease, on the
baloony of his home on Queen ave
nue, Kenwood. He had been appar
ently in the best of health. Mr.
Evans was 47 years old. He was a
prominent, candidate last winter to
succeed Senator C. K. Davis in the
United States senate, and his physi
cian believes that his death was due
more than anything else to overwork
in that campaign.