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HOOD .RIVER, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 1899.
RE NEWS OF M WEEK
YOUNG'S RAPID PACE.
METEORS NOT DUE.
".- UNITED STATES. " "'
President William McKinley
' Vice-Preside7it Garrett A. Hobart
Secretary of State John Hay
. Secretary of Treasury Lyman J. Gaire
Secretary of Interior .....Cornelius N. Bliss
Secretary of War , Elihu Root
Secretary of Navy John D. J.0118;
Postmaster-General James A. Gary
Attorney-General . ......John W. Griugs
Secretary of Agriculture ......James Wilson
"'. -... STATE OF OREGON.
co.,...- i Geo. W. McBride
Senators ; Joseph Simon
Attorney-General I). K. N. Blackburn
Governor .. T. T. Gcer
Seoretary of State... F. I. Dunbar
Treasurer... ............ i C. S. Moore
Printer W. H. Leeds
. Supt. of Public Instruction J. H. Ackerman
t t..C, K. Wolverton
Supreme Judges ,.. F. A. Moore
I ....R. S. Bean
,' SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
CIrcnit Judge W. L. Bradshaw
Prosecuting Attorney.... A. A. Jayne
State Senators j 1
Commissioners J '
County Clerk...; ...i
J. W. Morton
......O. 8. Kinsey
N. C. Evans
..... ..A. M. Kelsay
...... ..C. L. Phillips
Assessor : W. H. Whipple
School Superintendent .-. C. L. Gilbert
Survevor J. B. Molt
Coroner.......... .. ; W. H. Butts
, HOOD RIVER DISTRICT OFFICERS.
' Justice of Peace George T. Prather
- Constable : ... ...E. S. Ollnger
COUNTY COURT. -The-County
Court of Wasco county meets on
the lirst Mondays in -January, March, May,
J uly 1 September and November. .
-".. v'... C1I1CUIT COURT. .
Circuit Court o Wasco county mcetBdn the
third Mondays in February, May and Novem-
; er" HOOD RIVER CITY.
... .: ....rf..E. L. Smith
C. A. Bell
P. F. Bradford, Sr.
A. 8. Blowel
Clyde T. Bonnej
J. H. Dwk.l
;:J. H. Ferguson
:. ....r.. J. R. Nlckelsen
.,... ....George P. Crowell
,-- E. S. Olinget
AND RECEIVERS U. 8. LAND
.. OFFICU3. . . . . ,
.....Jay P. Lucai
W. R Dunbar
,... :..,.L. B. Clough
WALLA VUU. ,-'. f. " :
.....John M. Hill
, Thomas Masgrovs
OREGON CITY, . .
i...'....C. B. Moorei
TO THE :
;r""'B'0lVE8 THE OHOIOE OF
.. VIA '"
ST. PAUL '
- AND '
' . VIA ..;"',.
SALT LAKE, -DENVER,
and '- :
I.OWKST RATES TO AIX
HA8TKRN C11IJS8. . .
Ocean Steamers Letve Portland Every 5 Days
Stimpr Mnnflilv from PnrtVnrl in
Yokohama arid Hong Kong, via the
Northern Pacific Steamship Co., in con
nection with the 0 R. & N. '
t ' For full Information call oa 0. It. & N. agent
K. B. CLARK, Hood River, 01 address " .. ...
. W. H. HURLBURT,
. General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
. 0. R. N."Tline Table for Hoed Klvef
No. 4 4:37 p.m.
No. 8 ,w. 6:67 a. m.
No. 1 4:00 p. m.
Way freightl0:26 a. m.
. No. 2 :.;....10:42 p. m.
. Way freight.. 2;45 p. 111.
E. B. CLARK, Agent.
DALLES, PORTLAND & ASTORIA
NAVIGATION COMPANY. -'-
Steamers Daily (Except Sunday) Between
Portland, Cascade Locks, Stevenson,
Spravue, White Salmon, HOOD
RIVER anil The Dalles.
HOOD RIYER TO PORTLAND
BOUND TRIP ;
THE DALLES OFFICE : First and Court Sts.
W. C. ALLAWAY,
General Agent, ,
The Dalles, Or.
Due at Hood Rivsr, eastbound, 4 p. m.: west
bound, 9:80 a. ro.
Leaves Portland nt 7am.; Lsaves The Dalles
at 7 :00 a. m.
' . ., ' MAILS.'";
The mall i.rrlves from Mt. Hood at 18 o'cIock
- a. m. Wednesdays und Saturdays; departs thr
same davs at noon.
For Chenoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesday:
Thutsdays and Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily at 6:4.
- a. in.! arrives at 7:16 p. m. "
From White Salmon leaves for Falda, Gilmer
4 Trout Lake and Qilenwood Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays. .
ForBlngen (Wash.) leaves lit 6:46 p.m.; ar.
f ivef H 3 v- u. '
From All Parts of tho . New
- ' World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Beview of the Import
ant Happening;! of the Fast 'Weal
lulled From the Telegraph Column!
A court of inquiry will fix the re
eponsibility for the accident to the
- Major John A. Logan, Ron of the
gallant "Black-Jack," was killod by
rebels in Lnzon. :
; The wreok of the Charleston was the
principal topic of discussion at the last
cabinet meeting. "
' : The German emperor's forthcoming
visit to England is being looked for
ward to as of great moment.
' The Boers threaten to execute si:
British officers, whom they .hold at
prisoners, if Nathan MarkB is not re
leased. . r . : i '
Health conditions in the navy are
said to be excellent. There, are only
84 of the Asiatio squadron in the hos
pital. " ' -
The annual report of Major-General
Nelson A.' Miles, has been made public.
It is extremely brief and formal in
character. v J "'
The navy is being supplied with
Krag-Jorgensens. ' Ammunition will
be interchangeable between the army
and navy, ; f f - ? '
" Seven Americans wer killed while
storming the town of Salinda. Seventy-seven
dead Filipinos were counted
in the trenches.; -;'
"Two members of a suicide club, at
Frankfort, Ind., carried out their com
pact within 10 days. They were both
members of the 158th Indiana volun
. According . to an agreement , just
reached the bicycle trust Vill with
draw from the rubber tire " field and
permit the tire trust . to control all
The efforts of chaplains of the army
who have been ordered to the Philip
pines to have their orders revoked, is
occasioning considerable comment in
According to a statement just issued
the Southern Pacifio shows a gross . in
crease in earnings of $2,026,168 and a
net increase of $1,198,575. The Cen
tral Pacific is prosperous, too.
Secretary Hay has received the pro
tocol under which the claims against
Russia are to be arbitrated. Mr. Asser,
a member of the council of state for the
Nehterlands, is to be the arbitrator. -
- The project for further naval in
creases which congress will be aaked
to authorize at the next session for im
mediate construction involves 18 war
ships 6 cruisers and 12 gunboats. ,
Three armored cruisers twice the size
of the Brooklyn are asked for.
;' New York's annual horse' show 'han
opened. .. ....
Carnegie will compete with Rocke
feller in lake shipping.
" Colonel Webb C. Hayes has captured
Agninaldo's private secretary.
The American Municipal League will
meet at Columbus, O., this week.-
" The Bank of Athens, Athens, Ga.,
has gone into the hands of a receiver.
Speaker Reed's rules in" congress
will not be disturbed to any great ex
tent.: ' ... - . -j.'.:..' '.
James J. Corbett has challenged
James J, Jeffries, and . has posted a
The MoGiffert case will probably
again be referred to the Presbyterian
Europe is in need of : more money,
and England, it is said, may see a 6
per cent rate before long.,-. v
Young Republicans from all parts
of the United States will banquet at
St. Louis in January or February.
The English government declares it
is not holding back the news, but . is
giving out all that comes from South
Africa. -.. ; , " . :
The university of Chicago will send
etn expedition to Southern "cities to
watch the total eclipse of the sun next
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, has
offered to arbitrate the piano-workers'
strike now on in Chicago. . ; ; ; ;
The supreme court of Oregon has
affirmed 'the decision of the lower court
and Magers will have to hang for the
murder of Sink, unless the governor
intervenes. ; V
' The Boers suffered a severe defeat at
Lady smith Thursday1 morning.'1: The
Boer guns were silenced after four
hours' fighting, during which their
losses were heavy. ' "
: Governor Roosevelt favors Wood for
the governorship of Cuba. He has in
duced President . McKinley to agree
with him on all points, but the ques
tion of immediate appointment. " This
the president desires to leave to con
gress. . - ' ' '
The Boer war will cost Great Britain,
it is estimated, $100,000,000.
' Benjamin H. Lee, who will have
charge of. the Connecticut exhibits at
the Paris exposition, held a similar
post at the world's fair in Chicago.
Oscar Darling, a well-known civil
engineer and inventor, has become the
father of his twenty-third child. The
last arrival is a son. Mr. Darling is
56 years old. .
A special session of the Washington
legislature is being talked of.
Vice-President Hobart is weaker.
Though he is cheerful, his friends- are
losing hope. - ; - -
' A steel palaoe for the mikado of
Japan is to be designed . and built by
Chicago men.' - .- 5 ,
Oklahoma wants statehood. A lobby
of 1 5 persons has been appointed to go
to Washington. .
There is a movement on foot to hold
in Chicago next NoVember an interna
tional livestock fair.
Smallpox has broken out among the
colored soldiers of tho Forty-fifth regi
ment at Angel island. . - - .
Kentucky Republicans insist on in
stalling Taylor as governor, and it is.
said force may be used.
The American consul at Pretoiia has
been refused permission by the state
department to handle money for Eng
lish soldiers. .
j Two hundred Spanish prisoners have
been sent to the province of Panay. : A
vessel with food and clothing will be
sent to them. -
. A brilliant display of meeors was
witnessed at Birmingham, ' Ala. . A
number of negroes in their : fear, re
sorted to prayer.
As a result of a collision on the
Omaha railroad near Humboldt, S. D.,
five persons were killed and a number
of others fatally injured. -
"A large force of Boers are reported to
be moving south. ' Sir Alfred Milner,
governor of Cape Colony, has issued a
proclamation assuring the Dutch that
they will receive protection.
The new revolutionary movement is
widespread and Colombia is said to be
in a bad way. '. Heavy tribute is being
levied for the support of 4he govern
ment and business is practioally : at a
standstill.. 1 - .? .. 5 . ; '' ' . ;
The commissioner of Indian affairs,
W. A. Jones, in his annual report
makes recommendation for more Indian
schools. There is to be no extinguish
ment of the Indian population, : but ol
'.' A' German 'wheat buyer has just
made a purchase of several hundred
thousand dollars at Kansas City. He
gives as a reason for coming' to this
country that the Russian wheat is of
Inferior quality this year. . ' ;
, Captain Leonhanser surprised the in
surgent force near Capas, and captured
200 of them, with their guns and 10,
000 rounds of ammunition andfpur
tons of subsistence."-One Filipino was
killed, but there was no American cas
ualties. -'"-, ' ' : ; ' '
Three more transports have reached
Cape Town. '
' The town of Troy, Kansas, was wiped
out by a fire. - .
Queen Victoria's visit to Bristol was
made the occasion for a display of pa
triotism." J - '- ' ' .. - -
General Manager Frey, of the Santa
Fe, has resigned, his resignation to
take effect after January 1. . : A
William Durfee, who built the first
copper furnace that used gaseous fuel is
dead at Middletown N. Y.
United States Consul Pettit died at
Dusseldorf, Germany, as a ' result of an
operation for acute appendicitis. v
Representative Hepburn, of Iowa,
says he will introduce " the Nicaragua
canal bill in congress the first day. v
A new bank organized in New York
will fight the clearing-house by collect
ing out-of-town checks free of charge.
' A report is current in Wall street
that the American Sugar Refining Com
pany may soon absorb all . competitors.
- Representatives of the American
Bible Society report that in the inter
ior of China their men are subjected to
extreme cruelty. -'.'.- ' .
Andrew Carnegie has offered Tucson,
Ariz., a building for a library, pro
vided a site and maintenance of the in
stitution are guaranteed. ; . -
The Northern Pacific railroad is seek
ing borrowers for its surplus money,
Wall street brokers being the. medium
chosen of reaching them. . ;.
- The transportation subcommittee of
the United States industrial commis
sion will hold a 10 days' session in
Chicago to hear grievances." ' '' '.
" ' A cyclone wrought havoc in India.
Thousands .of native dwellings were
razed There were .no . fatalities, but
the loss of property was immense.
John H. Haswell is dead at Albany,
N. Y. He was an important factor in
developing the steel industry, and -was
a long time in the government service.
Mrs." Stanford has disposed of all her
Southern Pacifio stock to the Hunting-ton-Speyer
syndicate. Her holdings
amounted to 285,000 shares at $40 per
A London express train from Flush
ing collided with another train near
Capello during a fog. Five persons
were killed outright and 29 injured,
15 fatally. ; 4, , r : - -;'., -
A story has reached Victoria ; from
the Orient of Chinese fiends , who kid
naped a boy and demanded ransom of
the , father. . ; In default of payment
they sent the dead body of their victim
to the parent in a jar of brine.
Although 77 years of age, John - A.
Peters is still performing his duties as
chief justice of the Maine, supreme
court. .. ' - .V ; "" "" :
.' Emperor William will exhibit the
Frederick the Great collection of cur
ios, literary treasures and French
paintings at the Paris exposition.
The Kansas City & Eldorado rail
road has been sold -to the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas Railroad, company for
the amount of its bonded indebtedness,
Engineer's Plans to Improve
Mouth of the Columbia.
JUSTIFIED BY SHIPPING TRADE
Project Will Be Included In Any River
and Harbor Bill Prepared In the
" - . -
Washington, Nor. 20. The projeel
and plans for deepening the channel at
the mouth of the Columbia river to 40
feet have been received by the chief of
engineers, but will not be made publio
until sent to congress. This project
will probably be included in any rivei
and harbor bill that is prepared in the.
coming session. From statistics that
have been submitted it is shown that
over 1,000,000 tons of exports and im
ports, Valued at $20,000,000,- have been
carried by sea-going craft using - the
river between .Portland and the sea
during the past year, and it is the gen
eral belief that a waterway handling
such an immense traffio is entitled to
the fullest recognition. - '"
. . j0ined Botha's Forces r -'
London, Nov. 20. A dispatch from
Lorenzo Marquez says: - . A Pretoria
newspaper announced last Wednesday
that 4,000 burghers had left General
Joubert's forces around Ladysmith to
join Commandant Botha's forces near
Estcourt, with a view of .assisting to
intercept the British ' advance to the
relief of Ladysmith.' .
General Meyer, the Free State com
mander, has asserted in the course ol
an ; interview, that ' he is convinced
that the battle of Eland's Laagto will
be the first and last Boer defeat of tha
year. . " ' - ' -
. Boers Are Near Esconrt.
: Estcourt, Nov. 20. The Elmelo Boei
forces have taken up a position, near
Ennersdale, a few mile3 north of here.
They have eight i seven-pounders and
two French guns. ' Their strength i
2,000 "men. They have looted Hen
derson's store. All is quiet and ready
for the enemy if he attacks.
Firing- on Ladysmith. ,
Pretoria, Nov. 20. In the engage
ment yesterday morning south of Lady
smith, the British advanced with 13
gvuis, attacking 80 burghers of tha
Transvaal. The big gun was fired on
the troops, who retired at 8 o'clock to
Aklea. near Ladvsmith. The British
Ipsa ,ia!l.lM n llf 'TnrntoeJW-nafmne
man killed and three wounded.; In
addition, thoy had 13 horses killednd
seven horses wounded. ' " '
' On to Bayoinbong;.
Manila, Nov. 20. General Mao
Arthur, with the Thirty-sixth infantry,
a battalion of the Seventeenth infantry,
a troop of the Fourth cavalry, several
gatlings, and a detachment of the sig
nal corps, has begun his northward ad
vance from Tarlac,, which will be con
tinued to Bay ombong,1 province o.'
Neuva Vizcaya. -
NOT PREPARED FOR WAR.
Japan Laoks Both the Money and the
New York, Nov 20. A dispatch tc
the Herald from Shanghai ' says: Youi
correspondent has just returned from a
trip through Japan and China, where
he went to investigate the rumors of a
possible . rupture between ' Russia and
Japan rumors which have been mys
teriously and persistently circulated
for some time, and which have finally
found their way into print through
English channels. It can be stated
authoritatively that these rumors of an
approaching war find no corroboration
whatever among Japanese officials.
. Infact.the Japanese officials point
out the fallacy of such rumors by de
claring that Japan is in no position to
go to war, even if she had the disposi
tion to do so, owing to the condition ol
her navy. , - :. .; - - , "
Experienced and well-informed for
eign residents are' unanimously of the
opinion that no war is hovering ovei
Japan. They declare that Japan can
not go to war for want of money.
' American Capital In Venezuela.
) New York, Nov.: 20".: American cap
ital to the amount -of $3, 000; 000 haa
become interested in Venezuela bank
ing, a concession having been granted
to George W. Upton, of Ohio, for the
organization of a national banking sys
tem which will practically control the
finances of the country. Mr. Upton,
with his wife, reached New York city
of the Red D line steamer Philadel
phia. Senora Andrade,"who . was met
at San Juan, Puerto Rico, by her hus
band, the deposed president of Vene
zuela, who intends to make his home
in that island, was also on the Phila
delphia. ' Mr. - Upton is enthusiastic
over Venezuela. - He predicts a long
peace for the country, " and declares
there is no likelihood of war with Co
lombia. - - - - ' . -- -
Annihilated His Family.
Chicago, Nov. ' 20. Carrying out a
plot he had apparently planned with
deliberation, Cornelius Corcoran today
shot four of his children, killing two
of them, and then ended his own life.
The tragedy occurred at his home, 5401
1 Sale of mines and Smelter.
Seattle, Nov. 20. It was reported
yesterday that the Monte Cristo mines
and the Everett smelter had been sold
to a German syndicate for $1,200,000,
and that, as a condition of the sale,
the Rockefeller syndicate agreed to re-.
pair and operate the Everett & Monte
aid,, contained a provision that the
tonnage charge on - Monte Cristo ore
should not exceed $3 per ton. W. J.
Rucker was supposed to have promoted
the deal while in New York : lately,
Cavalry Column Has Nearly Beached
Manila, Nov. 18. Reports have been
received, here from General Young,
dated Humingan, yesterday. Humin
gan is about 30 miles east of San Fab
ian. General Young is supposed to
have advanced, considerably farther
toward San Fabian. : . , - .
A press correspondent telegraphs an
account of the rapid pace with which
General Young covered the road with
his cavalry. The Macabebe scouts
completely surprised and demoralized
the insurgents around the low country.
A messenger and reinforcements, who
were captured, say the insurgents from
San Jose to San Nicholas did not ex
pect or know ' of the ' arrival of the
Americans until a day or two after
they actually arrived. v j .
. Agumaldo and his government are
said to be making desperate efforts to
escape to Bayombong. All the infor
mation here is that he is still in ' the
' Lieutenant Johnson, with troop M,
Third cavalry, captured yesterday at
San Nicholas 12 barrels containing the
wardrobe of Aguinaldo's wife, somt
personal effects, the records of the sec
retary of war, and much commissary
and medical supplies. Senora Aguin
aldo probably escaped over the divide,
but the secretary of war "is thought to
be inside the lines. v
C. W. Hayes, a civilian, and Cap
tain S. Davis, of the Sixteenth infan
try, who were held prisoners by the in
surgents, have been rescued. - :
"- Colonel Wessels captured at Tayud
several hundred thousand pounds . ol
rice, 5,700 pounds of salt, . 1,500
pounds of flour, marked "Dayton, O.,"
2,500 pounds of sugar, 1,800 new uni
forms and hundreds of thousands of
Mauser shells. "
The names of Lieutenant Gilmore
and seven of his men were found, writ
ten on the walls of the convent of San
The garrisons in all the towns sur
prised resisted feebly.
General Wheaton has not . yet ap
The remains of Major John A. Logan,
killed in action at San Jacinto Satur
day, were buried in Paco cemetery this
morning. Many persons followed the
body to the grave. " Chaplain Pierce
officiated, and the Twentieth infantry
furnished the escort, which was com
manded by Major Rodman. The pall
bearers were the captains of the Twen
tieth infantry. ; ..
SAMOANS WANT LEARY.
TJud ge Chambers Says They Would Like
to Have Him Govern Tutuila.
New York, Nov. 18.- A special to
the ' Tribune from Washington says:
Judge Chambers, of -Alabama, chiei
justice of Samoa, discussing the Sa-
-. j . . - . i a
muan position aiiu lue isihuuh ucquireu
by the United States, said:
The United States will have no
difficulty about the government of her
Samoan possessions.- The natives are
of an amicable disposition, and educa
tion -is general among them. They
have a strong love for the United
States and ask nothing better than to
be governed by Americans. . A naval
governor will probably be sent to the
islands, as in the case of Guam, and
the natives should, as they doubtless
will, be permitted to preserve as far as
possible their own methods of govern
ment and their most cherished cus
toms. . ' .
"The man whom the Samoans would
most like to have appointed governor is
Captain Leary, who is now governor of
Guam. .They know him and have the
utmost affection for him." . r
Matte Furnace Exploded.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 1. A matte fur-
naoe at the Butte & Boston smelter ex
ploded at an early hour this morning,
just as a carload of wet precipitates
was dumped into it.; Harry Maughlin
was so severely burned and cut by fly
ing pieces of iron that he died about
Bight hours later.' John Koger was
lso seriously injured, but will prob
ably recover. Maughlin leaves a wife
and family in Chicago. ' -
Dewey la Out of It. v
Washington, Nov. 18. Senator Proe-
tor announces that there is absolutely
no possibility of the nomination of Ad
miral Dewey for the presidency next"
year. .. In this connection, he makes
the emphatio statement that he is not
trying to start a Dewey boom for ' the
presidency. He says that he is in a
position to know that since the arrival
of Dewey in this country his antagon
ism to being drawn into politics has
been confirmed. '
Bombardment of Iiadygmlth.
Lorenzo Marquez, Delagoa Bay, Nov.
18. A loqal newspaper reports that
Ladysmith was subjected to a very
heavy bombardment all day Tuesday,
and that at midnight all the cannons
on the hills surrounding the - town
opened - fire simultaneously, pouring
shells" from all points of the compass.
Several buildings afire, the paper as
serts, could " be distinctly seen from
Bulwana hill. -
Fall of a Large Meteor.
Webster City, la., Nov. 17. A large
meteor fell in the woods just east of
here last night. It made a hole about
five feet square, and is ' still seething
and steaming, so that its full size can
not be determined. - .
Car Famine Closes Boiling Mills.
Lebanon, Pa., Nov.- 1. The Amer
ican Tmn Ar. Rtftftl Mann fantnrin f!nm-
has suspended operations in all
its local puddling and rolling mills,
Tne cause assigned is an exhausted coal
gtmpiy resulting from the car famine.
Congressman Settle Dead.
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 1. Congress
man Evan S. Settle, Democrat, seventh
Kentucky district, died suddenly at
Owenton, of heart disease, at 5 o'clock
The Year 1899 Breaks All
AMOUNT IS OVER TWO BILLIONS
Although si Great Reduction In Bread
stuffs, It Is More Than Offset by As
tonishing Sales of Merchandise.
Washington, Nov.' 21. The foreign
commerce of the United States seem3
likely to make its highest record of the
century in the closing year of that pe
riod. ' The October exports are larger
than those of any preceding October,
the total for the 10 months ending with
October is greater than the total for the
corresponding period in any preceding
year, and it is apparent that for the
first time in our history the foreign
commerce of the year will exceed ' $2,
000,000,000. For the 10 months end
ing with October, 1899, the figures of
the treasury bureau of statistics show
the total exports to be 11,029,242,000,
while in the corresponding months or
last year they were $987,879,000,
. This remarkable increase in exporta
tions is the more surprising because of
th absence of the excessive demand
abroad for our breadstuffs, which char
acterized the year 1898. In - that year
the short crops abroad and plentiful
supplies of breadstuffs of all kinds in
the United States resulted in an abnor
mally large exportation of breadstuffs.
so that the exportation of agricultural
products in the present year naturally
falls about $35,000,000 below that ol
the corresponding period of last year.
Yet the total exportations for the 10
months are, as already indicated, more
than $40,000,000 in excess of those of
last year. ;
It is easy, however, to find the cause
ef this remarkable growth in our total
exportations, which occurs in the face
of the reduction of our exportation ol
breadstuffs. An examination of the
detailed figures of the nine" months of
the year already accessible shows that
the exports of manufactures in that
period were $50,000,000 in excess of
those of the corresponding months ol
the preceding year, and $65,000,000
greater than those of the same months
of 1897., while the products of the
mine were $4,000,000 greater than
those of the corresponding months of
last year, and those of the forest $6,-
months of the preceding year. Thus the
year's exportation of agricultural productions-
will be quite up to the nor
mal, while those of manufacture, min
ing and forestry will exceed those of
lastyear, and indeed, of any year in
Imports have increased more than
exports, for they were unusually low in
1898. while exports were unusually
high in that year. - The total importa
tion in the 10 monthB ending with Oc
tober, 1899, is $658,875,000, against
$527,784,000 in the corresponding
months of last year. . .
HEAVY FIGHT IS NEAR.
Large Force' of Boers Keported to Be
, Moving South. .
London, Nov. 21. This morning's
news gives little that alters the com
plexion of the situation.. Since the
fight of November 9 matters, so far as
known, have been fairly quiet at Lady
smith. .. It is not unlikely that the
Boers, badly informed as to the nature
hand extent of British preparations to
advance to the relief of the town, may
be hesitating regarding the next move
ment. The situation in Natal - is very
complicated, more especially if the re
ports be true that the great Tugela
bridge has been destroyed. ' The suc
cess of the next move on either side
will depend more on Btrategy than on
superior numbers. , .. '
The Boers have three lines of action
open." They can hold the railway with
the force they have at Ennersdale, fall
ing slightly back before the British ad
vance and threatening it from Weenen;
or, in the second place, they can ad
vance from Weenen and try to carry
Estcourt; or, in the third place, they
can advance due south froin Weenen
to Weston, cut the railway and blow
up the bridge over the Mooi river. ; If
it be true that there are 10,000 Boers,
under Jeubert and General Botha,
marching south to meet the British re
lief forces, heavy fighting is in store.
- Chief Engineer's Approval, . .
Washington, Nov. 21. The report
of the engineers in favor of an improve
ment at the mouth of the Columbia
river to secure 40 feet of water over the
bar, will be sent to congress with the
approval of the Chief of engineers. The
opinion of the engineers is that the pro
posed improvement is one of the most
Important to be presented to congress.
It is expected that favorable action by
oongress looking to the 40-foot channel
will be followed immediately with
another proposition for a channel of 80
feet from the mouth of the Columbia
to Portland. - Those who are familiar
with the commerce of the river and
conditions now existing say both these
Improvements should be made with the
least possible delay.
The Burlington will build from Al
liance, NebJtoOgden:: - ' .
Ready to Occupy Dagupan.
Manila, Nov. 21. The American oc
cupation of the country between Ma
nila and Dagupan is proceeding with a
rush. General MacArthur is within
five miles of Dagupan, which , place
General Wheaton or General Lawton
will probably occupy.
Captain Leonhanser accomplished
one of the best coups of the war.
Reaching O'Donnell by a night march
frcm Capas on November 16, he sur
prised the insurgent force, numbering
200, and captured all of their
An Error Has Been Made and the Leo
nids Will Be Here Wext Year.
Washington, Nov. ,20. "The shower
of Leonids will not occur this season.
The brilliant spectacle has been an
nounced one year too soon. " This an
nouncement has just been made by Dr.
L. J. See, one of the most advanced as
tronomers in the government service.
"Astronomical calculations have not
erred as : to the periodicity of the
Leonids," said Dr. See, "but the gen
erally accepted conclusion as to the
time it takes the Leonids to pass the
earth's orbit haB . been wrong. After
the most careful observations made
with the best instruments in the ser
vice of the government, and after the
most unerring calculations in strict
conformity to astronomical laws, I am ,
thoroughly convinced that the period of
passage is two years, instead of one, as
heretofore believed. - .
"The Leonids have been within the
earth's orbit for a year now, and will
remain with us for another 12 months.
The meteoric shower has not been as '
heavy this time as there was good
sicentific reason for believing it would
be. That is because we have not yet
struck the thick part of the trail. By
my calculations, this collision will oc
cur in the middle of November, , 1900.
Then the resultant display of burning
meteors will be as brilliant as the one
observed by Humboldt in Venezuela in
"The present visitation is a counter
part of that in 1863, At that time
there were displays in two years, that -of
1862 being about as feeble as the
present has been, and that of the suc
ceeding year being nearly as striking
as that recorded by Humboldt."
ADULTERATION OF FOOD. :
More Evidence Is Colleoted by Senator
. Mason. . , . '
New York,' Nov. 20. The United
States senate committee, represented by
Senator Mason, of Illinois, today re
sumed its investigation into the adul
teration of food prepared for market.
Dr. Edward II. Jenkins, an ' agricul
tural chemist, and vice-director of the
Connecticut agricultural experiment
station, declared that the general adul
teration of food products had increased
with business competition and the de
mand for cheap wares. In his five
years' experience, Dr. Jenkins said he
had found only one adulterant that was
poisonous, and that was a coloring
matter in a temperance drink: Coco
shells, prune stones and like, he testi
adulterants, except the one color, was
hurtful to health, but all were frauds
on the consumer. More than half the
jellies examinedwere made of glucose
and starch paste, colored with artific
iftr'toloringTflavored with artificial -flavoring,
and preserved with salycilio
acid. The cheaper grarMsajf coffee
were found to contain a large propor- -tion
of Canada peas, pea pellets, wheat
middlings and chicory. ' , . ,::'' j
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Election Conspirators Arrested.
Philadelphia, Nov. 20. Samuel Sal-
ton, deputy coroner of this city; Joseph
G. Rodgers, lieutenant of the capital
police, Washington, and Clarence Mes-
ser, employed in the copying division
of the congressional library, have been
held in $1,800 bail for trial on the
charge of conspiring to make fraudu
lent eleotion returns in this city. The
arrest of the three men was the out
come of testimony adduced at the hear-
ing last week of several residents of
Washington, who had been arrested
here on a similar charge. --'-
On that occasion, it was testified
that a party of alleged repeaters, num
bering about 14, had been brought to
this oity from Washington by Lieuten
ant Rodgers. Two of these, George
Kirkland and W. H. Cook, imperson
ated election officers in the thirteenth
division of the second ward and assistod
in the alleged falsifying of the returns
and the stuffing of the ballots, while
the others, it was testified, were em
ployed as repeaters. ; : - '
Kirkland testified against . his com
panions, saying that he came here at
the instigation of a newspaper to par- ;
ticipate in and expose the fraud. : - i
; Huntington In Full Control. . .
San Francisco, Nov 20. The Exam
iner says: Collis P. Huntington is to
day in full control of three-fourths of
the property of the Southern . Pacific
Company and its allied corporation,
the Pacifio Improvement ' Company.
With the help of banking syndicate
headed by the Speyers, of New York
and London, he has bought out the
Croker and Stanford , interests, each
amounting to about one-fourth of . the
stock. With his own fourth, that
gives him three-fourths of the whole.
The remaining one-fourth interest be
longs to the Hopkins-Searles estate.
The Speyers hold in their possession
the Croker and Stanford securities for
the present, Huntington having an iron-
clad option for their final - transfer to
him. '-.- :- " - ' '' : ' "
Alaska Steamer Tardy. ,
San Francisco, Nov. . 20. The
schooner Rattler is now 88 days out
from Kodiak, Alaska, and it 'is feared
that she has gone down in one of the
many storms that have recently swept
the coast. The vessel left the Alaskan
port on October 10 and has not been
heard from since. Four days later the
schooner Herman sailed from the same
port and arrived here nearly three
weeks ago, after a very rough passage.
Prevented a Panic.
New York, Nov. 20. Russell Sage
is quoted today as saying, to a news
paper interviewer who asked him what
he thought of the United States treas
ury's offer to buy $25,000,000 of
bonds: - - -
"I believe -Secretary Gage's action
has saved the financial world from a
disastrous panic- No one who has
been in touch with business enterprises
during the past few months can fail to
have realized the stringency of the
monev market, .. 4 ,