Oregon City Courier. A, W. OBBNKT, Feallsaer. OREGON CITY OREGON EVENTS OF THE M Aa Interesting Celleetloa of Items Froaa the Two Hemispheres Presented la Condensed Forai. At San Antonio de loa BanoB, a pro prietor named Domingo Hernandez, who wai 70 yeara old, baa been banged by the insurgent!. August Florentine, a aaloon keeper, shot and killed at tbe four-mile boaae, on tbe San Bruno road, near Ban Franoisoo. Tbe man who abot bim ia named Jackion. IJAt tbe Novelty theater, London, in a atabbing acene, the apring dagger made for atage use failed to aot and an otor waa atabbed to tbe beart ao that be died in a few minntea. Senor Maroel de Azacarra, Spanish minister of war, ia oonaidering a aoheme to introduce oonaoriptioa in order to facilitate tbe recruiting of foroea for tbe Spanish army servioe in Cuba. - Miss Clara Barton, president of the Amerioan branoh of the Red Cross So ciety, baa started on her return to the United States, her mission of distribut ing relief to the Armenians having been ended. i A. W. Fawoett, the recently deposed mayor of Taooma, annonnoea that tbe . fight for ooonpanoy of tbe office ia not yet ended by any means, and that be will immediately carry tbe oontest to the anpreme court for settlement. John Thompson and Jay Leonard were killed by lightning in a violent atom at Sandusky, O. They were working on tbe new government pier at Cedar Point, witb angers in their hands, wbiob attracted tbe lightning. The body of a newly born male in fant waa discovered floating in the Willamette river near New Era one day laat week. A coroner's inquest waa held over the remains, bnt nothing was developed whioh would tend to throw any light upon tbe mystery, as to why the body of tbe babe waa thrown into the river. The steam schooner Point Arena, bound from San Franoisoo to Mendo clno, went on tbe rooks near Point Reyes. Captain Johnson, ber master, waa on the bridge when ahe grounded. He at onee began to ' back ber, and . within ten minntea she was free of tbe rocks. Aa soon as the vessel was loosened tbe water began to rush in ' through a hole in her, port bow, just forward of the forward hold. Captain Johnson headed for San, Franoisoo, and came up under a full 'head of steam, the pumps being kept' in action all tbe while. By the time she reached the Mission slip, where she waa dooked, there was four feet of water in ber for ward hold. In a aevere thunderstorm near Oma ha, Neb., three people were killed by . lightning. , :, A dispatch from Neath, announoet that forty miners were, entombed in the Brinoooh pit by an. explosion. . Miss Ida Fuller, a New York actress, . while in bathing at Manhattan beaoh, waa grasped by an octopus and nearly drowned. Governor Altgeld has issued a mani festo deolaring that eight bouia shall constitute a day's work on park im provements in Chicago. ' Miss Anna Pritchard, a widow from San Franoisoo, left $1,280 in green backs done up in a newspaper on the Oakland ferryboat, and has not been able to find the package since. . John Hazel jumped from an Illinois Central passenger train tbat waa run ning forty miles an hour and was in stantly killed. He was in custody oi an offloer and was wanted for horse stealing in MiBsonri. A detaohmeut of oompany I, who were guarding the Brown hoisting works, near Cleveland, O., fired upon a mob of strikers and wounded one of them. Excitement runs high, and more trouble ia feared. , In Chicago, twelve ' pursous suo-1 cum bed to tbe heat in one day. Two ! or three oi tnene are not expeoted to recover. It was the hottest day of the year, the signal Herviee thermometer registe-ing ninety-four in the after noon. Thermometers on the streets registered four and ' five degrees more than that in the tower. A bloody affray occurred among a crowd of school boys at Bucbville, Ark. Robert Chew and Beuregard Poole became involved in a fight. Friends of the belligerents Joined .in the fray. Pocket knives were used. Several boys were dagerously wounded. Poole was stabbed in the breast several times and died of his wounds. j xfatabeiee Defeated. Details bavs been received in Cap Town of a decisive victory won by 700 British troops oom posing Colonel Plans mar's oolumn. over a native foroe esti mated at from 5,000 to 7,000. Tbe latter fought desperately and bravely, charging within a few yards of tbe British rapid-firing guns. About 600 Matabele warriors were slain during tbe engagement, whioh lasted several boors. About thirty of tbe British soldiers and six offloers were killed and SO wounded. A Wife-Murderer Hanged. Charles Tbiede waa banged in tbe yard of tbe county jail, at Salt Lake, Tbe execution waa witnessed by a large number of people. It ia tbe aeoond banging in tbe history of Utah. Tbiede, who was a aaloon keeper, waa oonvioted of murdering bis wife on tbe night of April 80th, 1894, by nealry severing ber head from ber body with a knife. Be asserted bis innocenoe to the last Will Traversa the Glob. Miss Clara Parish, tbe seventh and youngest W. C. T. U. round-the-world missionary, has left Paris, 111., for St. Louis, starting on ber trip aronnd the world. Sbe will be given a big reoep tion there. She will lecture at aeveral pointa in tbe West, and will aail from San Franoisoo for Japan August 88. She will take about two yeara to make the trip. American Money Blacklisted, Tbe Montreal onamber of commerce bas passed a resolntion expressing ap proval of tbe aotion of tbe banks in that distriot in charging a disoonnt of 10 per cent on all Amerioan money. It also iuued a warning to merchants, farmers and the public generally not to aooept Amerioan money npon any con sideration. Fatal Kania City Fire. One man waa killed outright, one perbapa fatally injured and five othera sustained more or less serious injuries in a Are which started in Swift'a paok ing plant in Kansaa City, Mo. The property loaa is nearly 1 1 00, 000. Joseph Hoblowita, a night watchman, was suffocated or burned to death. A DEATH-DEALING SUN ACROSS THE ISTHMUS. tremely Hot Wave. NUMBER OF DEAD EXCEEDS 200 English Syndicate Secures Important Railway Concesnloua. ft. pic.ii . I San Franoisoo, Ang. 12. Informa- ! I ne tast btrlCKen by an EX. j tion has just been reoieved of the great- I est interest to San Francisco and the ; Paoifio coast, in its relations to the , l problems of freight and transnortation. I An English syndicate, at the bead of . whioh is Sir Wheelman Pearson, M. , P. for Colchester", bas just oouoluded a i lease witb the Mexican government of ! the Tebauntepeo isthmus railway. The j terms of tbe loase include an agreement I on tbe part of the sydioate to finish ' the work already well advanoed for the improvement of the harbor of Coatza ooalooa, at the terminus of tbe road, and to construct the harbor works at Salina Cruz, the western terminus, whioh were iuoluded in the original plans, but which tbe Mexican government has so far been unable to execute. The road itself will be greatly improved and put in the condition of a first olass line. A line of ships, plying be tween Salina Cruz and San Franoisoo, will be put on, and deliver freight to the many lines plying on the Gulf of Mexico. . A determined effort will be made to secure tbe freight and low-prioed pas senger trafflo of San Franoisoo. On tbe other side of the isthmus, it is ex peoted to get the bulk of the European fine freight, suoh aa dry goods, whioh now come by steamship to New Or leans and by rail to San Franoisoo. Tbat the syndioate means business ia shown by the faot that it intends to spend large amounts in harbor im provements. On tbe gulf side, the , Mexican government has constructed jetties similar to those at tbe mouth of i the Mississippi, by which entrance to tbe Coatzaooalooa river is gradually i being deepened so as to admit the larg- j est ocean-going Vessels. Comparatively . little will be required to complete these . FLED THE COUNTRY" Escape ot a Woman Journal ist From Cuba. "STOW AWAY" ON A STEAMSHIP WENT TO SEE M'KINLEY. j Over 100 la Greater Hew York -The wave attended as Far West a Kansas City, Mo. Washington, Aug. 11. The report of fatalities resulting from heat in vari ous sections of theoountry indicate that tbe present hot spell will be as disas trous In effect aa a national calamity or plague. Tbe death roll of today ex ceeds 128 in the principal plaoes. Fol lowing is tbe reported fatalities: New York and vicinity, 150; Phil adelphia, 18; Washington, 16; Balti more, 19; Bayonne, N. J., 8; Newark, 8; Albany, 12; Jersey City, 1; Pitts burg, lj Rochester, 1; Louisville, 1; Memphis, 1; Cleveland, 2; Cincinnati, 6; San Antonio, 1; St. Louis, 4; In dianapolis, 2. Fubllo Departments Incapacitated. Chicago, Aug. 11. The continued j beat bas greatly affeoted tbe polloe patrolmen and the letter carriers. About fifty of tbe latter have been compelled to quit work and two or three may die. Some of the big de partment atores have, during the last few daya, practically been turned into hospitals. Tbe girl clerks have faint- j ed by tbe dozens at their counters and hundreds of them have quit work on account of the heat. Thirty-five have died. Last week 677 deaths were re ported to the department of health, which is tbe largest for any week in Was Surrounded by Spaniards Eluded Them by Donning Male Attire. and New York, Aug. 10. Miss Cecilia Charles, who says sbe went to Cuba several months ago for the purpose of obtaining material for a book, was a passenger by tbe Ward line steamship City of Washington, whioh arrived from Havana Wednesday, and whose passengers were sent to Hoffman island for investigation. Miss Charles says that after travel- Bryan Reeeptlon Committee Visits the Kepubllcaa Nominee. Canton, O., Aug. 12. The Bryan reception committee from Pittsburg, composed of about aixty prominent Democrats of tbat oity, beaded by County Chairman Howley, arrived at Canton at noon today, and, finding that they bad nearly two honra to wait before tbe Bryan train arrived, de cided to oall upon Major MoKinley. Morris Forster acted as spokesman. He said be believed tbat any candi date for tbe presidency was worthy of tbe greatest respect of every one re gardless of politioal affiliations. In response, MoKinley said: "I am deeply grateful to reoeive tbia friendly visit from tbe Bryan reception committee. Although we are of differ ent political belief, we are as American oitizens proud of our country and be lieve in common tbat we have now and will ooutinue to have in tbe future, the best government in the world. I sin- ing through the island a newspaper: , "- - iat ber lib- unu vu, goutiioujuu, ivi iui correspondent warned ber that her lib erty and posgibly ber life waa in dan I ger. Sbe aoted upon the warning as . Pleasnre- visit, and assure yon it gives me great soon aa it was received, and, going to her hotel, made preparationa for leav-1 ing the oity. Before sbe could do ao the honse was i surrounded by Spaniards. Beooming then thoroughly alarmed, and fearing every moment that ahe would be hur ried to prison, she decided to evade ar-! rest by disguise. Sbe arrayed herself i in boy's clothes, tucked her bair under an old atraw bat, soiled ber face and i hands, and unobserved stole out by a j baok door and made ber way to the city. The Ward line steamship City , M TTT 1 I . . . a .1 ui wasninaion was ai anonor in tne h.. ti... ri.; , - ' eiVUI WWWt elUUJ U1VTQ IIUO VUsUDDD) f o , If J gei unner abont forty in number, with their equipment, from camp to MoCloud At the conclusion of a brief address MoKinley greeted eaoh member of the delegation in person. Chinese Laborers Attacked. Sissona, CaL, Aug. 12. A demon stration was held in Sissons yesterday against tbe Chinese laborers employed in the new MoCloud river railroad to tbe Fall river timber belt. A orowd of white men, consisting of laborers, tramps and men out of work, gathered and inoited eaoh other to riot. After dark Sunday evening, a large orowd. left for tbe railroad oamp, four miles many yeara It is estimated that over ! works. The syndicate's contract calls A Fatal Conflagration. A disastrous fire ooourred in a fac tory in Chriatiana, Norway, and before it was extinguished, several buildings were destroyed. A falling wall killed six men and thirteen othera were seri ously hurt, of which three have since died. It is believed that three children have perished in the ruins. A ReTerend Poisoner. Rev. J. C. Hull, a preaoher, was ar rested in St. Panl at tbe request of bis wife, charged with attempting to kill ber by administering poison in repeat ed small doses. Hull is prominent in St. Paul oburoh oiroles. 1,000 animals wbiob have been killed by the heat are lying in different parts of the oity, and the authorities admit they are unable to remove the animals promptly. Ten additional deaths from the heat have been reported tonight. seven Persons drowned Three In Detroit Kim at Detroit, and Four in Lake Michigan. Detroit, Aug. 11. A heavy wind and thunder storm, which, swept over j expense, and expects to spend $10,000, tnis city tnls evening, resulted in the j 000 to build breakwaters, wharves, for tbe expenditure of 1150,000. On the Pacific side the port of Salina Cruz is nothing but an open roadstead. There was an iron pier extending to twenty-seven feet of water but tbe storm in which tbe Colima went down destroyed it, and all freight bas to be lightered, often under unfavorable con ditions. The charaoter of the ooast and bay is snob that a very fine, commodi ous harbor can be created artificially, but the expense will be great Ihe syndicate bas undertaken this way. Miss Charles hired a small row 1 boat and went alongside. Tbe gang-: way ladders bad been taken in, but a ! rope ladder waa trailing over the Bide, j and she succeeded in getting on board. i She "stowed away," she said, and did not make her presenoe known until ' the ship waa dear of the harbor. Then j she revealed ber identity, paid her pas-1 tbV.wiU work steadily. garb. THE VEIL LIFTED. Held Dp by Robbers. James A. Campbell, a Honolulu millionaire, who disappeared from San Francisco, returned with a bullet bole through his hat and an exoiting tale about an adventure witb robbers. Campbell says that while be was drink ing in a private room in a saloon be waa confronted by two masked men, who demanded money. Tbe millionaire re fused the demand, and in the fight that followed a bullet went through his hat Campbell says be was robbed and kept a prisoner for two days. When released be was given a niokle for his oar fare. drowning of at least three men in the Detroit river, and several yachtsmen bad narrow escapes after tbe capsizing of their oraft. Two others were drowned during tbe afternoon from other oauses. The oapaizing of the yaoht Corsair caused tbe drowning of Frank Hughes. William J. Thiemer was drowned from tbe yacht Alberta. John Heike, jr., was drowned while swimming near Peobe island. . ; A dispatch to the Free Press' from Benton Harbor, Mich., says: Four persons were drowned in Lake Miohigan this afternoon a mile north of here. They were M. Manning, James Butterick, Frank Yerring and a atranger. The men, with a dozen others, were bathing, when two of the number, who could not swim, were caught by the undertow, and the others went to their resoue. WINE FIRM ROBBED. A Race War Threatened. A war between whites and negroes is imminent in Polk oounty, Ark. , on the line of construction of the Texarkana & Fort Smith railroad. It seems that the hardy old mountaineers of that aeo tion have not allowed any negroes to stop in that seotion for several years. The contractors building tbe road have employed oolored labor. Trouble is feared and the contractors have birod guards to protect the negroes. Floods In Nicaragua. Rains have caused the rivers Rama and Suqua, in Nicaragua to rise rapid ly, and the panio stricken inhabitants of El Rama have taken to the high ground and on board steamers. Nearly all buildings in the latter plaoe were destroyed. Plantations near the town were ruined and tbe damage is esti mated at 11,000,000. Weekly Payroll Taken by a Daring and Ingenious Thief. San Franoisoo, Aug. 11. A daring and ingenious thief got away with $1,200, the weekly pay of the employes of Laobman & Jaoobi, tbe big wine firm, today. Superintendent Ciprioo had reoeived the money from a mes senger, and placed it in a cabinet in the office. Then he made out his nay- roll, and when he went for the money ' ernment would retaliate by blowing up docks and warehouses. This is even i more than tbe original designs, made j when the railroad ' was completed, called for. But the understanding is : that the works to be created shall make this tbe finest harbor on the Paoifio ooast outside of San Franoisoo. What concessions the syndioate gets in return for these expenditures is not known, but it is not believed that they are un favorable to the Mexican government, whioh built and owns the road, and has been operating it since its comple tion, because President Diaz bas stead fastly refused offers to lease it from various corporations. He was not given suffloiently aasuranoes that it 1 would remain an independent competi tive line. Spaulanln Outgeueraled. New York, Aug. 13. On the steamer ; Niagara, wbioh reached this port to- ; day, from Santiago de Cuba, were a sister and son of General Lncret, of the ' Cuban army. They were obliged to i leave tbe island for their own safety, and with tbe greatest difficulty man aged tJ reach the steamer at San Diego, from a small boat They were secreted in the stateroom until the steamer left. General Luoret had in flicted considerable damage to the Spanish lines of transportation by the use of dynamite. Captain-General Weyler warned Lucret that unless be ceased tnat mode or. wariare, the gov- Alleged Facts In, the Brown-Overman Case Related by Mrs. Tunnell. ! San Franoisoo, Aug. 10. After j many months of waiting and of eva- j sion, ot hurried flight from town to town in California and across the , southern border, Mrs. M. F. Tunnell i bas consented to tell tbe story of ber relations with the Rev. C. O. Brown 1 and Mattie Overman, and to explain ; why she fled at the very moment when i ber presence was needed to dispel the , shadows of scandal, or to oondemn the pastor who was seriously accused, j Mrs. Tunnell is tbe last witness toj speak, and as far as faots are con- j oerned, tbe testimony she gives closes ! the great case. . t . j Sbe explains the important points j upon whioh the clerioal judges of Dr. j Brown were in doubt She remove;! the elements of uncertainty that made i tbe ecolesiastical court hesitate before I pronouncing a final judgment of con-; demnation. She fled from San Fran- oieoo, she said, to shield Dr. Brown from the oonsequences of his own guilt j Sbe says she knew of the love between Mattie Overman and the pastor, and would have revealed her knowledge if sbe bad been summoned to the witness stand. She says tbat Dr. Brown paid her expenses while she was away, and when she returned, tried to induce her to go to Central America. She tells river, five miles away. Several Chin ese were bruised with stones and olubs, but none were seriously hurt Manager Van Arsdale, of tbe Siskiyou Lumber Company, whioh is building tbe mad, says tbe Chinese were employed be cause it is necessary to finish the road this season. He prefers white labor if The Chinese get the same wages as white men, ex cept board. Sheriff Hobbs, of Yreka, will be asked for deputies to protect the road, and the Chinese will return to work. No further trouble is anticipated. Torpedo Boat Krlcsson Damaged. New York, Aug. 12. An aocident wbioh caused upwards of $10,000 damage occurred at the navy yard in Brooklyn Saturday night Tbe scene of the disaster was the drydock built about seven years ago. A wave caused by a passing steamer forced itself past the heavy caisson at the mouth of the drydock and capsized it, throwing it into tbe dock and allowing tbe water to rush in, wbioh is tbe cause of the damage. The foroe of the water oaused the moorings of the torpedo boat Ericsson to snap and the boat was hurled against the end of the dock, carrying away about 12 feet of the for ward end of tbe boat The monitors Puritan and Terror also broke their cables. The boats were not seriously injnred, however. A court of inquiry will be held to de termine who is responsible. The Contribution Was Large. Old Orobard, Me., Aug. 12. At the Christian Allianoe meeting here Sun day the contributions in cash and ohecks and jewelry handed up to the platform reached the amazing total of $101,600. When Dr. W. L. Laoheur stepped forward to make the announce ment be said: Such a contribution in the cause of has never before been wnen ana wnere sne received the Jesus Christ famous letters from Mattie Overman. ' known " and for the first time explains how they Last" year the contributions at th from her possession into the ; g,.me nl mnnnrH t 7n nnn that was said to be the high water Pursuit Is Abandoned. Pursuit of the bandits who held up the Wilhoit stage has been abandoned, aa their trail was lost in tbe mountains about fifteen miles from where the crime was committed, making it well nigh impossible to further traoe them. faot that a square hole had been out in a wooden partition against whioh the baok of the oabinet rested. The piece of wood sawed out had been retained in place by hinges, and the work must have been done the night before by some one familiar with the place and its customs. While Ciprioo was en gaged with his payroll, the thief had opened his little trapdoor, cut out of the thin baok of the cabinet, and walked off with the two sacks of gold. No trace of the robber has been found. tiago. The family immediately aban i doned their home. Other passengers arriving by the Niagara report that the Spanish troops suffered crushing defeat in a battle near Santiago July 28, witb insurgent troops. Generals Gomez and Garcia immediately gathered troops and suc ceeded in engaging the Spanish col umns before they oould effect a junc ture. Hospitals and private houses in Santiago were reported filled with wounded Spaniards. Nicaragua Must Give l'p. A government organ declares that if Nicaragua refuses to relinquish Islas Mangla, which she seized contrary to the wishes of the inhabitants, tbe Co lombian govenrment will regard the refusal as a casus belli. ' The Cbioago stock exohange will re main closed until the Moore Bros.' failure bas been settled. ' The aotion of the governing committee in closing the doors is said by some financiers to have averted a panio. "There is no tolling wbete it would have ended." said a member of the stock exohange. "It might have resulted in the ruination of a dozen business bouses and banks." A. W. Pile, of California, secretary of the national ailver committee, was found dead at Washington, D. C, un der circumstances which lead to a sus picion of foul play. He had been mis sing for four daya His body was found under the aqueduot bridge. When last seen be bad considerable money, but the mopey waa missing when tbe body waa discovered. A sil ver watch, however, bad not been dis- Boy Murderer Surrenders. Amos Decker, the boy who murdered a playmate near Findlay, O., bas given himself up to the authorities. He suc cessfully eluded capture for several days by biding in aoorn field, but hun ger drove him out. The Boiler Kiploded. A traction engine boiler exploded on a farm near Anderson, Ind., and one man waa instantly killed and several others seriously injured. Money for Cuba. Ik is reported in Philadelphia tbat the Cuban junta in the United States this week raised a fund amounting to $375,000. Part of this money has been changed into gold, and is on shipboard bound for Cuba, where it will be placed in the hands of tbe offloers command ing tbe insurgent army. Tbe balanoe baa been retained by the heada of tbe ! junta in Philadelphia, wbo will use it Between Japan ami Uermany. San Franoisoo, Aug. 11. According to mail advices from the Orient today, the commercial treaty between Japan and Germany bas been approved by the privy council of Japan. The exchange of ratifications and the subsequent pub lication of the treaty are expeoted to take plaoe within sixty days. . While the terms of the treaty are not known, it is believed that Japan has oonoeded more to Germany in the way of com mercial privileges to German residents in Japan than she accorded to Great Britain in the treaty made with tbe British government some time ago, Advioes from Peking are to the effect tbat a commercial treaty bas been rati fied between China and Japan. A Costly Fire. Ashland, Pa., Aug. 11. The Lehigh Valley Coal & Iron Company's mam moth Logan colliery breaker at Cen tralia, Pa, valued at $90,000. burned I early today. About 600 men and boys were employed in the mine. Havana. Aug. 11. News from Puerto Principe ia that Samuel Nolly, an English seaman, and an American named Augusto Bortherman landed near Maternallia on June 11, and bave surrendered to the insurgents, having failed to pay the $300 monthly agreed npon. Ricardo Barroia Robado will be executed at Matanxas. i To be "in a brown study" is a cor- j rupuon ot a brow study. Immigrant Bu!nen. Chioago, Aug. 12 The North Ger- man Lloyd and Hamburg-American Steamship Companies bave resolved tc : make Galveston one of their ports, but in so doing they have agreed witb the ; Western railroads not to ticket immi grants for points west of Louisiana and Texas. The trans-Atlantio steamship I lines have asked the Western roads to withdraw their immigrant agents from Europe, abolish their immigrant ! clearing-house at New York, and allow the steamship companies to handle and divi e this trafflo in Europe and at New York. The Western roads are willing to do this, providing tbe steam ship companies withdraw their immi grant agent from the territory west of Chicago. Tbe whole matter will be considered at a meeting of the railroad and steamship companies next month. keeping of a man who allowed them to ! be published. ! She traces in detail the career of i Mattie Overman and she came to know i 1 it through tbe confidences of her young i friond. The recital lifts the veil from I : the home of tbe unfrocked pastor, and : shows how he struggled to save bis pulpit and his good name. Outlook Bright for Peach Crop. New York. Aug. 10. Although the annual wail of the American peach growers went up early in the season ' about alleged short crops in some pro-: liflo peach-produoing sections, the pres-' ent outlook is for abundant receipts from most of the old and some of the new sources of supply for this market ' Shipments from Georgia are ended for ; the season, but tbe product of Mary land, Delaware and California is com-: ing in freely. The Maryland and Delaware fruit first received was small and unsatisfac tory, but good peaches are now coming in. They are being sold at wholesale ; for from 35o to 90c a basket, according ; to quality and condition, some extra ' choice lots commanding somewhat j higher prices. California peaches of small sizes are quoted from f 1.30 to $1.60 a box, and large ones $1.80 to $2.10 a box. mark. The Christian Alliance meet ing began two weeks ago, and tbe at tendance has been enormous. The largest single contribution was one of $25,000 made by an estate, the name of which was not made known. From this splendid gift the amounts ranged all the way to a few cents. Leaped From a Lofty Steeple. Vienna, Aug. 12. A shooking case of suioide occurred here. The act waa committed by a leap from the lofty steeple of St. Stephen's cathedral. Tbe victim was a young man named Egy dius Leiss, the son of a shoemaker. He took a ticket to mount the tower at the same time as a party of English tourists. After he bad reached the his torical spot half way up where, during the last sige of Vienna by the Turks, in 1683, Count Starhemberg, the com mander of tbe city, sat in order to watch the movements of the besiegers, young Leiss threw himself from tbe steeple and fell on the roof of the cathedral, breaking bis neck, so tbat death was instantaneous. About 4,000 women are graduates of tbe principal colleges for women. Probably another 4,000 graduated from co-educational institutions. DestruetlTe forest Fires. St John's, N. F.. Aug. 12. Serious forest Ores bave have been raging at Trinity: Fourteen houses were, de stroyed, tbe occupants losing every thing except the clothes they were wearing. Will This More RnsslaT Athens, Aug. 10. It is rumored that the Mussulmans bave invaded Herak lion and committed frightful excesses. Many are reported killed and wounded. The Mussulmans forced tbe Russian consulate and severely maltreated Vice-Consul Sarrowa. The troops are powerless to check the disorder. Valor's Better Part. Christiana, Norway, Aug. 10. A paper here publishes a dispatch received from Spitzbergen, aaying Professor Andre declares that unless the wind soon changes be will pack away a I fT-l. I - - : l . i rpoa 4Ucro .. .r.aeuc. oi su,- j - - rupuon oi i orow study, requiring eide. nr. nie was toe son or ex-Con-1 - much thought and contraction of the freaaman Pile, of California. , brows. Killed la a Collieloa. Spokane, Wash., Aug. 13. C C Brown, Northern eVacific watchman at Sand Point, waa instantly killed last night He was on a railroad veloci pede, and collided witb a freight train. balloon and postpone bia attempt to cross the Arctio regiona until 1897, aa there ia no midnight sun after August 34. More Carson Crookedness. San Francisco, Aug. 12. It has dt veloped tbat Harry K. Brown, ex change clerk of the Bullion & Ex change bank of Carson, Nev., who left that city suddenly about two months ago, is a defaulter to a large amount. He robbed the institution in which he waa employed of nearly $75,000. The proposed railway up the Jung frau, Switzerland, will be 12.8 kilo metera long, and will cost 8,000,000 franca. To pay, it would bave to carry 17,000 passengers a year. Colombia Mine Sold. Baker City, Or., Aug. 12. Minnea polis parties have paid $5,000 to close the deal for the purchase of tbe Colnm- bis I bia mine, on Cracker creek. Tbe bal- I ance, $75,000. will be paid in a abort time. The Bonanza mine's monthly iolean-up waa $2,500. The vein ia venty-flve feet wide; all pay ore. Women medical students will, in all j Some gleaners of human family sta probability, be admitted to the univera- : tistica aays that a man or woman of ity of Budapest during the next term, correct proportions is six times aa high aa tbe right foot ia long.