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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 7, 1898.
DOINGS OF THE WEEK
What Has Hardened in the
' Civilized World.
GIVEN IN THE PRESS DISPATCHES
a rjoinnleta Review of the News of the
I'nut Seven Days In Thli and
All Foreign Land. ;
Lighthouses in Southern Fhilipplnea
Lave boon re-established.
The transport St. Paul has arilved
in Manila from Sun Francisco with all
well on board.
Foreign vessols will be allowed to
enter the porta of Hawml as usual,
landing revision of the United States
Schley and Gordon, commissioners
to sett o the conditions lor the bpanisn
evacuation of Porto Rico, lmve suited
for San Juan.
Bolng out of work and without means
to support his fuuiily, a Chicago drug
clerk turned highwayman, and in at
tempting to rob a buIooii was forced to
shoot the proprietor.
Several vo8aoIs"of the "Mosquito"
fleet are useless.. Tho board of survey
lias found upon examination that their
machinery and boileis are hadly worn,
and will inuko a repot t condemning
The annual session of tho National
Irrigation Congress opened at Chey
enne Thursday. Ex-Senator Carr, tho
nresident. delivered the annual ad
dress, urging, the. necessity for extend'
ing irr'tgutloa.fttcilitles. -
Eight lives were lost and conflidora'
ble damage wrought by the Georgia
storm, which was more serious than
first roportod. iiieutenuut Morgan and
a crew of six wcie drowned by the up
setting of a 7ul off Tyhee islund.
The mate of an Italian ship lost IiIb life.
The American ship Baring Brothors,
from New York, bus been homed in
the harbor of Kobe. About 8,000 tons
of matting was also dostroyod. It is
intimated that tho lire was of incendiary
origin. When tho vossel airived 'at
Kobe from Yokohama six of the crew
were in irons. Four were af tor ward
Orders have been rocelved In An
napolis from the president directing
Cervora to make arrangements to pro
ceed with his offluora and men back to
Spain immediately, In accordance with
instructions issued by tho Spanish
ministers of murine. The officers were
very enthusiasts when they received
A passenger train on the Now York,
Ontario & Western railroad;'-''was
wrecked at Ingalls, near Saratoga. The
wreck was doubtless due to the dastard
ly work of tramps, who threw open tho
switch at which the train was wrecked.
The dead are: Engineer B. C. Dowd,
of Oswego; Fireman William Hall, of
Norwich; Brakeman A. L Osborno, of
Walton. Eight were injured.
Cuban troops threatened to enter the
town of Gunuiitanamo, but were pre
vented by Colonel Kuy. "'
Recent developments in tho cele
brated Dreyfus case in France, it ia
said, may occasion a retrial which
would liberate Dieyfus and Emile Zola.
Wilhelniina Hellene Paulina Maria
lias attained her majority, and became
queen of the Netherlands. Solemn
thanksgiving services were held in
ohurclios throughout the country.
Unknown incendiaries set lire to a
Chicago house. Their intention was to
kill a woman and child wIiq were with
in, but the intended victims were res
cued by a man who observed their
peril baiely in time.
The , hospital ship Olivette, while
anchored, near the quarantine station at
Fernandina, Fla., in some unaccounta
ble manner suddenly filled and went
down, giving those on board barely
timo to escape with their lives.
Strikers are determined to prevent
by force, if need be, the operation of
the coal' mines at Para, III. Six
thousand union men from other sections
are about to join the ranks of the
striker?, and aid in enforcing their de
mands. William Ferries, a wealthy resident
of Mount Vernon, 111., died, aged 95
years. .lie served on board an Ameri
can privateef in the war of 1812, and
subsequently was a member of the ex
pedition that cleared the Gulf of Mexi
co of puates. '
The convention assembled at Man
agua to form a constitution for a feder
ally to consist of Salvador, Honduras
and Nicaragua has agreed upon 43 of
the 149 articles. It has been agreed
that the name of the confederacy shall
be "The United. States of Central
General Garcia is now without a
command.' The Shatter incident led
to his removal at the hands of General
Gomez. . .. His successor lias been
named insthe person of Rodriguez, who
will command the Cuban army in San
tiago. Gu'rcia's sending of his famous
letter to Shatter was a grave breach of
disoiplino. Minor Newi Items.
The United States government has
placed an order in England for 10,000,
Regulations have been issued con
cerning military taxes to be collected
in the Philippines.
Sir William Augustus Frazer, bart,
the author and one of the queen's body
guard for Scotland, is dead.
Tit iuUueteuce department will fmv
pienty of supplies ready to forward to
in caj it ia found necessary.
It lias been decided to abandon Camp
(Vikoff within the next three wocks.
James Wilson, "King of Tramp?,"
has been commended for his bravery at
Fifty deaths and ovor one hundred
prostrations is the result of one hot day
In New York.
John Hills, a well-to-do Now York
ice dealer, his wife and his sister-in-law,
Mary Conlin, have been poisoned
by whisky sent through tho mail.
Private letters from our consuls
abroad indicate that the Philippine!
most be retained if the United States
desires to maintain its position in the
world of nations.
Tho Iowa met with an accident in the
Brooklyn navy-yard dock. The engine
rooms nro said to have been partly
flooded during the process of flouting
the big battle-ship.
Tho Frenoh ministor of war, M.
Cuvalgnae, lias resigned. The resigna
tion is duo to a disagreement with his
colleagues, who desire a revision of the
Dreyfus caso. Thus a revision of titc
oase seems assured.
Oriental advices say that the rocent
assaulting of an American missionary
in the Soruchi district, Japan, is caus
ing considerable excitement, especial
ly since the new treaties will spiead
foreign residents all through the in
terior. According to nntive Japanses papers,
received in Seattln on thoKinshn Mara,
Marquis Ito's visit to China is liublo to
result in his changing lesidence. It is
said that he has been offered a princely
salary to become general advisor to the
More soldiers are soon to 'eavo for
Honolulu'. General Miller says three
regiments will sail from San Francisco
within a month. Tho First Tennessee,
Fifty-first Iowa and Twentieth Kansas
are the lucky men Tho 0th and 7th
California and California heavy ui til
leiy are to be mustered out.
Spanish soldiers have demanded their
pay, and thuy object to leaving. Cuba
without it. Posters exhorting the
troops to refuse to leave Havana unless
the money is first forthcoming, were
circulated In Havana. The prevailing
sontiment is one of animosity toward
A Madrid dispatch says: General
Jademes, ad interim governor of the
Philippines, replying to the govern
ment's rcquost for information as to the
true situation of affairs In the archi
pelago, reports that to resume establish
ment of Spanish sovereignty over the
islands would loquire a fleet and end
less quantities of material.
At least 1 1,000,000 prize money will
be distributed among American sailors
as a result of the war with Spain.
Rear Admiral Sampson of the North
Atlantic squadron will receive $40,000,
Dewey and his mon are to rccoive $187,
BC) head money. Appropriations lor
the purpose will likely be made at the
next session of congress.
General Shatter says the surrender of
Santiago was a great surprise to him.
Retribution la not quite complete.
The Cuban commissioners will make
an attempt whilo in Havana to ferret
out the pereons who destroyed the
Orders have been issued by the war
department that all the regular army
regiments now at Montauk, which
were started previously east of the Mis
sissippi river, shall return to the same
A semi-official note from Berlin says
that peaco having beon re-established
between the United States and Spain,
orders have beon given that the Gorman
naval force at Manila be at once reduced
to one or two ships.
A report is ourrent in London that
Great Britain and Germany have signed
a treaty of alliance for Germany's sup
port in Egypt. England will rocog
nize Germany's claim to Syria as an
outlet for her surplus population.
Reliable information has been ob
tained by tho Associated Press to the
effect that Russia intends to convene
the international peace conference at
St. Petersburg ono month after the ad
journment of tho Spanish-American
peace conference at Paris.
The monthly statement of the pablio
debt, shows that August 81, the public
debt less cash in the treasury, was
$1,012,470,717, which la a decrease for
the month of $34,789,711. This de
crease is accounted for by a correspond
ing increase in the cash on hand, due
to the receipts from tho war loan.
The Chicago Tribune prints statistics
showing the number of soldiers who
have been killed in battlo and bave
died of diseases in camp during the war
witli Spain. While 850 officers and
men have been killed in battle or died
of wounds receiveaVthore have died of
disease in camp between 1,200 and
2,000 volunteers and regulars.
A Madrid dipatch says: All Cata
lonia protests against the continuance
of the special war taxes, and insists
upon their immediate repeal, threaten
ing to close all the factories if the de
mand is not complied with. The lower
classes are deeply and perhaps danger
ously impressed by the ghastly appear
ance of the repatriated soldiers from
Santiago' de Cuba.
Andrew Carnegie has offered the
town council of the town of Dumfries,
Scotland, the sum of 10,000, to build
a public library.
The attorney-general of Ohio has de
cided to bring an action against the
American Steel and Wire Company,
under the anti-trust law.
The reported death of Mrs. Terriss,
widow of the actor who was murdered
h7 Jii.'honl Arthur Prince December 1
last, proves to have been an eiior.
Mm. Terries is seriously ill ia London.
Kitchener Defeated Khalifa
After a Bloody Battle.
GALLANT CHARGE OF BRITISH
MiihiI Tribes Were Unable to With'
land the Withering Fire of
Omdurman, Opposite Khartoum on
the Nile, Nubia, Sept. 0. The sirdar,
ftminral Herbert Kitchener, with the
khalifa's black standard captured dur
ing the battlo, entered umuurinun, tne
canita! of Muhdinm at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, at theJiead of the Anglo-
.Egyptiun column, after completely
routing the dervishes and dealing a
death blow to Mahdiro. Roughly, our
losses were 200, while thousands of the
dervishes were killed and wounded.
Last night the Ang'o-Egyptiun army
pnnamnod at Airalza. eiuht miles from
Omdurman. The dervishes wore three
miles distant. At ' dawn today,
the oavalry patrolling toward Omdur
rriun discovered the oncmv advancing
to the attack in battlo array, chanting
war fiongs. llieir irrnt consisieu oi in
fantry and cavalry, stretohed out for
three or four miles. Countless banners
fluttered over their masses, and trie
oopper and brass drums resounded
through the ranks of the savage war
riorfl, who advanoed unswervingly,
with all their old-time ardor. Our
infantry formed op outside the camp.
At 7:20 A. M. the enemy crowded
the ridges above the oamp and ad
vanced steadily in enveloping forma
tion. 'At 7:40 our artillery opened fire,
which was answered by tho dervish
riflemen. Their attack developed on
our left, and In accordance with their
traditional tactics, they swept down
the hillside, with the design of rushing
our flank. But the withering fire
maintained for 18 minutes by all our
line frustrated the attempt, and the
doivishes, balked, swept toward our
center, upon which they concentrated a
A large force of horsemen, trying to
face a continuous hail of bullots from
the Cameron Highlanders, the Lincoln
shire regiment and the Soudanese, win
literally swept away, leading to the
withdrawal of tho entire body, whose
dead strewed the field.
The bravery of the dervishes can
hardly be overestimated. Those who
carried the flags struggled to within
100 yards of our fighting line.
When the dervishes withdrew behind
the ridge in front of their camp, the
whole force marohej In echelon of bat
talions toward Omdurman.
As our troops surmounted the orcst
ndinlninrr the Nile, tho Soudanese on
our right oame into contact with the
Remlck, who had reformed undor oover
of a rocky eminence, and had marched
beneath the black standard of the kha
lifa in order to make a supieme effort
to retrieve the fortunes of the day. A
mass 15,000 strong bore down on the
Onnnral Kitchener swuns round the
oenter and left of the Soudanese and
seized the rocky eminence, and the
Egyptians, hitherto In reserve, joined
ihn (i pi ui line in 10 minutes, and be
fore the deivlslrjs could drive their at
tack home. The flower of the kbalifa'a
army was caught in a depression and
within a zone of withering cross-fire
from three brigades, with the attendant
artillerv. The devoted Mahdis strove
Imrnii'.ullv to make headway, but every
rush was stoppod, while their main
bo ly was literally mown down by a sus
Defiantly the dervishes planted thoir
standards and died beside them. Thoir
donse masses gradually melted to com
panies, and the companion to driblets
beneath the loudon huil. Finally they
broke and fled, leaving the field white
with Jihbah-clad corpses, like a snow
drift dotted spot. '
At 11:1ft the sirdar ordered an ad
vance and our whole force, in line,
drove the scattered remnants into the
desert to Omdurman.
Among the chief incidents of the bat
tle was a brilliant cliargo by the
Twenty-first Lancers.under Licutonant
Colonel Maitin. Galloping down on a
detached body of the enemy, they found
the dervish swordsmen maesed behind,
and were forced to charge home against
appalling odds. The landers hacked
through the mass, rallied and kept the
dervish horde at bay. Lieutenant
Grenfolt, nephew of Goneral Sir Francis
Grenfelt, was killed, four other officers
were wounded, 21 men were killod and
The Egyptian cavalry were In close
fighting throughout with tho Baggara
horsemen. For a short period the
enemy captured and held a gun, but it
was brilliantly retaken.
The heroic bravery of the dervishes
evoked universal admiration. Time
after time their dispersed and broken
forces reformed and hurled themselves
upon the Anglo-Egyptians, their emirs
conspicuously .leading and spurning
death. Even when wounded and in
death agoniesthey raised themselves to
fire a last shot
Among the wounded is Colonel
Rhodes, the correspondent of the Lon
don Times, and a brother of Ceoil
four Young Women Drowned.
Erie, Pa., Sept. 6. By an acci
dental jibing of the sail of the pleasure
yacht Carmenca, on Presque lata bay
this morning four young women were
swept off into the water and drowned
before assistance could be rendered j
them. Their names are Mary, Delia
and Ella Paradine and Jessie Moore.
Madrid. Sent. 6. Th government
has decided to pay the noxt coupon of
the Cubuu dulil, pcr.s:r:; t::- --.!
men 'th the United States. i
PRESIDENT AT WIKOFF.
Cheered the Sick Herons of the San
Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, N
V., Kopt. 8. President McKinley spent
five hours In the camp today, bare
headed most of the time, visiting the
sick in the hospitals and inspecting
the well in their cantonments. Ho
made a speech to the assembled in
funtrymon, reviewod the cavalrymen,
expressed hi opinion of the camp to
the reporters, and Issued an order dl
reeling tho regiments to return to
their stations east of the Mississippi.
With the presidont woro Vice-Prcsi
dent Hohait, Secretary of War Alger,
Attorney-General Griggs, Senator Rod'
field Proctor, Brigadior-General Egan,
commissary of tho army; General Lud.
ington, quartermaster of the army;
Colonel Henry Heoker, and Secretaries
to tho President Porter and Cortelyou
The ladies of the party were Mrs. Al
ger and Miss Hecker, a daughter of
General Wheeler, his staff, and
nearly every officer of promiuonoo In
the camp met tho president rt the sta
tion, except General Shaftcr, . who is
still in bed, and Guuerul Young, who
fell and broke his arm hist night.
After greetings and introductions on
the railway platform, the piesidont
took General Wheeler's arm and wont
to a carriage.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, of the
rough riders, was among a group of
horsemen nearby. Mr. McKinley saw
him and got out of the carriage to
speak to him. Colonel Roosevelt has
tily dismounted and tusseled with I
gaunt let for 10 bpcoihIs, so that un
gloved lie might shake hands.
Tho oolurnii of carriages wound up a
hill, escorted by the Third cavalry reg
iment, and the mounted band of the
Sixth cavalry. The party paused a
moment on the hill, and the president
looked out on the wide, Undulating
oamp, water bounding each side and
whitened on the levels and hilltops by
the tents of 18,000 men, laid out in
Mr. MoKinloy drove to General
Shatter's tent in the detention camp.
The general, who was flushed and
weak from a mild case of malarial
fever, was in full mifiorm, sitting in a
ohair at the door of the tent. He tried
to rife, but President McKinley said:
"Stay where you aro, general; you
are entitlted to rest." .
The president congratulated Goneral
Shaltoi on the Santiago victory, anil
after a fow minutes' rest, proccedod to
the general hospital. The soldiers re
cently arrived on the transports and
detained in the detention section of
the camp lined up irregularly on each
side of the road and cheered. The
president took off his straw hat thon,
and scarcely more than put it Qn for
more than a minute or two at a time
during the remainder of his progress
through the camp. .. . . . .
Miss Wheeler, a daughter of the gon
eral, happened to he in the first row of
the hospital tents, and she showed the
president through her division.
General Wheeler announced in each
ward: "Boys, the president has come
to see you;" or, "Soldiers, tho presi
dent of the United States."
Some of the soldiers slept uncon
scious, some listlessly raised upon their
elbows, others feebly clapped their
bauds. Mr. McKinley gently shook
hands with many, and at every cot he
paused an instant, and if he saw the
sick man looking at him he bowed In a
direct and personal way.
In tho second ward the president en
tered, Sergeant John A. Alexander,
company D, First Illinois, who lias a
tovor, was rather startled to hear Gen
ornl Wheeler announco the president.
The seigeant half raised upon his cot.
Mr. McKinley, attracted by tho move
ment, took Alexander'! hands and
"I nm sorry to see you bo sick. I
hope, that you are golting better."
"Thank you; I think I shall got
"Do you wish for anything?" asked
"No, I have everything good for mu,
I guess," Alexander replied wearily,
"but I wish I wore home."
"I hope that wo may soon get yon
thore," said Mr. McKinloy.
He had many such bits of talk with
the men, and seemed to be in no
hurry. He v almost outwore tho pa
tience of all his party by Ji is Blow-
going through ward after ward.
Ambushed by 1 nil lain.
Tacoma, , Wash., Sept. 0. 'The
schooner 3. M. Coleman, which arrived
on the Sound today from St. Michaels,
brings news that two proepeotors were
ambushed while drifting down the Yu
kon in a boat. Indians fired on the
bout, killing one and wounding the
other. .The wounded man escaped,
and reached a police camp. Police
started, and found tho Indians enjoying
the prospectors' supplies. They were
hrotrght to Dawson, whore one of the
Indians made a confossion. -
Mr. Frank, who came on the Colo-
man, says when he left Dawson thore
was a stampede to Dewey and Samp
eon creeks, from which fine reports
oame. Both are In American territory.
Trouble In Ladrones.
Madrid, Aug. 80. Negotiations have
been opened with Washington to obtain
permission for the Spaniards in the
Ladrone islands to go to Manila, as the
situation in the Ladrones is extremely
Blown Dp by a Torpedo.
New Olreans, La., Sept. 6. The gov
ernment steamboat John I. Meigs was
toduy destroyed by an explosion at St.
ril.;i:n Ql.a l.n.1 alviaTfl T.lan ltn an
Jervey and a party engaged in remov
ing the torpedoes laid in the Mississip
pi river during the beginning of the
war. Lieutenant Jervey had a narrow
escape. The killed are: Charles Starr,
commander of the boat; Sergeant John
Newman, of the engineers; Pat Carlos;
fT-'i.J. T".'.-:' "-' The?? ' 'ndi ari
Fritz Koch and D, B. Reddy.
NOT SO BAD AS PAINTED
aeneral Wheeler Describes
FIE BLAMES THE NEWSPAPERS
Bays the Soldier at Camp WlkofT
Are Contented and Well
Camp Wikoff, Montuuk Point, N. Y
Sept. 6. Mujor-Goneral Joseph Wheol
er gave tho following to tho press to
day: "Headquarters United States Foioos,
Camp Wikoff, Long Island, Sept. 6.
The following is a sample of the letters
which aro constantly received regarding
tho soldiers in the cumj-c
" 'In rogard to my stepson, we feel
very uneasy about him on account of
the newspaper reports of tho privation
mil suffering inflicted upon the prl
'iitos. Although ho has never uttered
a complaint since lie lias been in the
army, wo hear from other sources of the
oruel and horrible treatment Inflicted
upon our soldiers under the pretense of
humanity for our neighbors, and the
whole country Is in a statu of terrible
excitement. I should not be surprised
if the fooling should lead to a revolu
tion of some kind, for I assure yoa I
hear on till sides the most violent and
bitter denunciations of the war depart
ment and the administration. It ia,
indocd, a great pity that the glory of
our triumphs should be dimmed by
such a shameful thing as the ill treat
ment and starvation of our brave
OKI. JOSEPH WHBKI.EB.
soldiors, while tho Spanish pilsonerl
have the best treatment that the coun
try can ufford.'
"It will be seen that this letter snyi
that not a word of complaint has been
received from this soldier, and so far
as my Investigation goos, no complaint
has been made by any of the brave
soldiers who have added glory to our
arms in the Cuban campaign.
"A great many anxious fathers,
mothers, brothers or sistors, arrive bore
from all parts of the United States to
look after their relatives, whom they
say the papers tell them are suffering,
and many of them have heard that
their relatives aro in a condition o
starvation. Most of those people are
little able to expend the monoy for
such a journey, and the are surprised
when they oomo hero to find their
relatives surrounded with everything
to eat which can be produood by money,
and, if sick In the hoppitul, they are
grateful and surprised to And that thoy
are given every possible care.
"livery ofllcor and 6oldior who went
to Cuba regarded It that ho was given
a greut and special privilege in being
permitted to engage in that campaign.
They know they wore to oncounter yel
low fever and other diseases, as well al
the torrid lieatot the coiMitry, and thoy
were proud dnd glad to do eo. Thoy
knew that it was impossible for them
to-have tho advantage of wagon trans
portation, which usually accompanies
an army, and yot ofllceis and men were
glad to go, to carry thoir blankets and
their rations on their backs and be sub
jected, without any shelter, to the sun
and rains by day and the hor vy hazes
by night. Thoy certainly know that
the Spanish had spent yoars In erecting
defenses, mid It waB their pleasure to
assault and their duty to oapturo the
Spanish works." !
'They were more than glad to incur
these hardships and these dangers.
They went there and did thoir duty,
each man seeming to feel that Ameri
can honor and prestigo was to be meas
ured by his conduct. The brave men
who won tho victories did not complain
of the neglect of the government, but,
on the contrary, they socmcd grateful
to tho piesidont and secretary of war
for giving thoin the opportunity to in
cur these dangers and hardships. They
realized that in the hurried organiza
tion of an expedition by a government
whioh had no one with any experience
in such nutters it was impossible to
have everything arranger) to perfec
tion; and they will testify that under
the oiroumstances, the conditions were
much more perfect than any one would
have reason to expect, and that the
president and secretary of war and
others who planned and dispatched
these expeditions deserve high com
mondation. ''I have just finished my daily in
spection of the hospitals. With rare
exceptions the sick are olieerfuL I
have nurses and doctors to cure for
them, and in all my tours I have not
found a single patient who made the
slightest complaint. It is true thero
las been great suffering. Tho climate
of Cuba was very severe upon all our
soldiers, but instead of complaining
the hearts of those brave m mi are filled
with gratitudo to the people for the
extended to then."
ALL RECORDS BROKEN.
ilank Clearing! I-argett Ever Knows
Not York, Sept. 5. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says: The
smallest failures ever recorded in any
month for five years were those of
August. No other month since the
monthly reports were commenced by
Dun's rovlew, exclusively, has shown
defaulted liabilities as small, within
$1,000,000, and the ratio of such de
faults to solvent business, represented
by exchanges through ' all clearing
houses, only f 108.70 In $100,000, is
smaller by 20.5 per cent' than in any
previous month. The clearings have
been the largest ever known in August,
and 23.0 per oo nt largor than in 1802.
The enormous volume of business in
a month usually one of the most in
active of the year, demands attention.
Postponement during the months of
war of some oontracts and purchases
which have not oomo forward explains
pait of the increase, and the strong
absorption of seeuiitles explains part,
but there has also beon a great deoline
in tho average of prices of all com
modities, so that it takes a much larger
volume of business in tons or bushels
to make up transactions amounting to
a million more than in 1893. It is,
thorefore, strlotly true that biiBlnesa Is
largor than in tho very best of all past
yeais, and yet there Is every prospcot
of much further increase.
Thore is no room to doubt that the
wheat crop, even though it may fall a
shade below some estimates, will prove
the largest ever harvested, and al
though Beer boh m estimates Europe's
crop at 25)3,000,000 bushels more than
tho last year, that would be only about
an avorago yield, while other evidence
is less favoiable. Foroign buying has
been strong, Atlantic exports for the
week having been 8,826,878 bushels,
against 5,884,767 bushels lust year,
and Pacific exports 458,881 bushels,
against 258,051 bushels last year. But
receipts at the Wost are increasing,
and the price has dropped 6 cents for
spot, though the September option is
7-tto lower for the week.
The improvement in the iron indus
try has not only continued, but be
comes more impressive because, enor
mous business sales have sat is Hod the
needs of great consumers for mon tin
to come, the demand for products is so
great that both materials and pioduots
gradually advance in price.
Bessomer pig has arisen to $10.55 at
Pittsburg; local coke at Chicago, and
anthracite foundry at the East, are
strong, and also bars and plates ad
vanced a share, with most structural
and plate mills filled witii ordors tor
months to coine, and 25,000 tons of
rails sold at Chicago for dolivery next
year. The advance in tin plates, in
Bpite of production far greater than
was thought possible not long ago, is
evidence that the consumption of steel
in that branch will be heavy. The
wirj-nail works also report a hotter de
mand, and the output of Conuellsville
coke has started up, gaining 10,000
tons for tho week.
The woolen mills bave rather bettor
ordors this weok, but not enough as
yet to warrant running nearly full
force, with the price of wool hold at
the West much above Eastern mar
kets, and by those maikets above lo
higher than the mills are bidding.
Failures for the week have beon 171
in the United States, against 191 last
year, and 23 in Canada, against 26
Four Men Killed and Many Injured at
Indianapolis, Sopt. 5. A special to
the Sentinel from Bloomington, Ind.,
says: A horrible accident occurred at
StintBville this afternoon, in which
four mon wore Instantly killed by a
dynamite explosion, and many others
wero soriously injured. The mon were
blasting rock fur a now pike when the
explosion occurred, instantly killing
John Williams, John Grubb, Buck
Wampler, Edward Watts.
The fatallv injured are: Bon Fyffe,
Milton flike'and Willie Liford.
The injured wore brought to Stints
ville, and the coroner was summoned
from Bloomington. Tho men killed
and injurod were well-known citizens
3t this county. All had families and
lome had grown children. Thoy
ranged in age from 40 to 60 years.
Hike lost an arm and log, and ia dying
London Railway Dliaiter.
London, Sept. 6. A toirible 'acci
dent has taken place at Welling
borough railway station, on the Lon
don & Northwestern road, near Man
chester. Two boya pushed a loaded
luggage van on tho track just as the
express train was approaching at a
speeil of CO miles an hour. Tho train
was derailod find fearful scenes ensued.
The railway carriages caught fire; the
engineer, the fireman and two passen
gers were killed, and many others wore
Million Feet Loit.
San Fransciaco, Sept 5. Wha was
left of the big raft, which was started
down the ooast for the Bibb Lumber
Company, and which broke in two off
Point Rcvci a few days ago, was towed
into port this morning. Almost 1,000,
000 feet of lumber was lost, but the
Bcotion saved will cover the loss and
Yellow Fever Mpreade.
Washington, Sopt. 5. The marine
hospital service was officially advised
today of 10 now ruses of yellow fever
which have been discovered atOrwood,
Fever at Minton Station.
Jackson, Miss., Sopt. 6. The board
of health has received a telegram from
Inspector Grant, stntinir that vellow
fever lma appeared at Minton Station J
BIG PACK EXPECTED
Fall Fishing Season Soon
GOOD PRICES ARE PROMISED
Nearly All the Lower Columbia Can.
nerlee Will Operate Packer"
Offering Two Cents.
Astoria, Sopt. 8. From present in
dications, the fall fishing Benson this
year will be the most important in the
history of the salmon Industry. Nearly
all the canneries on the lower Colum
bia will operate, and it Is probable a
laige pack will bo put up. Tho pack
ers are offering 2 cents per pound for
fish, but the price will, no doubt, be
raised before the season is over. The
shortage iu the spring pack is nearly
100,000 cases, and all the canneries are
oversold. To make up this deficiency
a large quantity of fall fish will be
Tho oannors will have lively compe
tition In tho fall fishing industry. An
agont of a big Portland cold-storage
concern has been in the city for some
days past, and lias notified the fisher
men that he will pay 5 cents a pound
for ailvorsidea and Bteelhoads dolivored
in Portland. His company supplies
the Eastern markots, wheie the supply
of salmon is never equal to the demand,
and the price is correspondingly high. .
Doubtless tho cold-storage people will
be able to get all the fish they can
handle, as the prioe offered by them is ,
much higher than that offered by the
packers. This will probably result in
a decrease of the supply for canneries.
Dining tho spring Benson tho boats
belonging to the cannorics sold at least
ono-quurtor of their oatches to the cold
storagn oom panics, and it is more than
likely that this uction will be repeated
during the full season. The packers
who operate traps will not be as seri
ously handicapped as those who depend
entirely upon the gillnot fishermen. .
The packers cannot possibly pay 4J
oents for full salmon, if, as they claim,
that prioe cannot well bo paid for
spring fish, bo. the cold-Btorage people
will get the bulk ot the season's catch,
if thoir offer hold good.
Every indioation points to a good run
of salmon, whioh are large and of ex
cel'ent quulity. Many flHhermen,
trappers and seiners, are ready to begin
fishing September 10.
Shipments of spring salmon to East
ern and European markots oontinuo,
mostly on sales made early in the year.
Most of the salmon goes by rail, al
though the San Fianoisco steamors
take largo quantities south.
As a result of tho short pack, the
price of Columbia river salmon has
boon on tho rise, and tails are now
quoted at $1.15. It Is expected the
prico will reach still higher figures.
Yostorday the Union Fishormen's
Co-operative Packing Company ship
ped a carload of salmon to Pittsburg.
NO TIME FOR INQUIRY.
Sternberg Oppnied to an Investigation
at the I'reiont Time.
Washington, Sept 8. Surgoon-Qen-oral
Stornborg toduy sent the following
letter to a New York medioal publica
tion whioh hud made Inonlries of him
concerning tho conduct of tho war witli
reference to the medical department,
and especially about tho subject of huv-
ing an i m m od I a to J investigation of his
bureau. Ho says:
"I am ready at any moment for a
complete investigation with reference
to my administration of the affairs of '
tho medioal department, but the war
department is not disposed to make
such an investigation as the rosult of
sensational newspaper articles. Thoro
is at present nn evident craze to ciiti
clso, without regard to truth or justice.
I have no doubt there will be acongreB- ,
slonal investigation into the conduct of
the war, but I do not fool at liberty at
present to insist upon an investigation
for my own vindication, because it is
contrary to the goneral interests of the
servico. It would be wiong for me to
give up all the important ofliolul work
whioh at present almost overwhelms
mo, for the purpose of dovoting myBolf
to a presentation of tho facts relating to
my administration. It would make it
necessary to tnke clerks away from
thoir daily tasks In order to look np the
documentary evidence on file in my
office, and lu the meantime important
matters would necessarily be neglected
and the sick in all parts of the country
would suffer. It would make it neces
sary to call upon the medical officers,
who are now urgently needed for the
care of the sick in our various camps
and hospitals, to como to Washington
as witnesses, and all this to satisfy the
olamor of Irresponsible newspaper re-,
porters. There lias been no official
campaign with reference to my admin
istration of the medioal department.
"With regard to Mantaulc point, I
Intend to send at once, Lieutenant
Colonel Charles Smart, an experienced
officer and tho professor of hygiene in -our
army medioal school, to make a
thorough sanitary investigation. To
go myself, much as I should like to do
so, would be to neglect important offl
oiul duties in connection with the sup
ply of hospitals, tho moveinont rf my
hospital tiains, of hospital ships, etc."
San Francisco CnUoiu Home.
Sun Francisco, Sept. 8. The custom-house
receipts for the port of Sail
Frunoisco for the month of August
amounted to $507;278.49, the largest
receipts for a single month in the rec
ords of the depaitment. ,
Corunna. Sopt. 8. The Spanish
transport Isla do Panay, from Santiago
alKiot August 2. lias arrived here with
a detachment of surrendered Span'-' '
troops. Thero wore J 7 deaths t&
-2r i'im Mi vovouo. ' -i y '.. i. .