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Oregon City Coarier,
A, W. GHKNKT, Publisher.
OREGON CITY OREGON
EVENTS OF HIE 1)11'
An luterratlng Collection of Item Fron
the Two MeinUplierea I'reieuted
In Condensed Form.
Dr. W.W. Palmer and Miss Palmer,
his granddaughter, 15 years of age, of
Keansburg, N. Y., were killed in New
York by a train on tbe Central rail
road. Tbey were in a carriage cross
ing the railroad traok wbeu the traiu,
unobserved by them, struck tbe vehicle.
The north-bound Houston & Texas
Central passengor train was wrecked
sixty miles from Houston, Tex. The
engine jumped tbe traok, but the
coaches staid on tbe rails. Engineer
C. E. Clark was badly hurt, and Wal
ter Matthews, bis fireman, was killed.
AO paasegers were hurt.
At a oost of two lives four masked
robbers stole (6,000 from Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Monagan,. in tbe mining vil
lage of Rappahannock. Tbe beads of
Mr. and Mrs. Monagan were crushed
with a sandbag, and they are in a criti
cal condition. Tbe robbers are still at
large, but a posse is in pursuit.
A bull fight with fatal results oc
curred at Nogales, Ariz., and for a
abort time oansed a panio in the audi
ence. One of tbe bulls besoming more
enraged than usual, rushed about the
arena goring everything within its
reach. A horse was disemboweled. A
picador in an attempt to place a thorn
in tbe side of the wild animal, was
oaugbt on one its long horns, wbioh
pierced him like a sword. He was
tossed and fell to the ground bleeding
and mangled, where the beast held him
between bis horns and pawed him. He
"was frightfully injured and died a few
Tbe Venezuela government has for
warded to Washington a brief prepared
at Caracas by a commission of five emi
nent jurists on tbe British-Venezuela
boundary question. It will be sub
mitted to the United States commission
as soon as the translation is completed.
The brief covers 800 pages and is said
to be a foroible presentation of the case.
Aside from this brief coming direct
from Venezuela, Messrs. Scruggs aud
Btorbrow, counsel for Venezuela in
this oountry, are about to submit final
arguments. Hertofore the arguments
presented have covered the points in
evidence, but the taking of proof is
now praotioally over and the final argu
ment is in order.
J. H. Rook, white, was shot and
killed by a negro nearSunnyside, Miss.
A posse hanged tbe negro. It is said
that in consequence tbe negroes have
challenged the whites and a riot is im
minent Saturday, October 81, has been de
clared as flag day by the national
chairmen of the Republican, Demo
oratio and Populist parties. It is re
quested that the national colors be dis
played on all residences and plaoes of
baaineaa on that day.
The Berkey & Oay furniture faotory,
of Grand Rapids, Mich., the largest in
tbe world, has resumed operations
aftet a period of enforoed idleness dur
ing the business depression. The fao
tory employs more workmen than any
ether institution in that oity.
It ia now certain that the lumber
combine, known as the Central Lum
ber Company, of California, will have
a new lease of life January 1, 1897,
and that it will early in the spring
attempt to hold prices at a higher fig
ure than they have been for years.
W. T. Rambusoh, tbe defaulting
banker of Junean.Wis., shot and killed
himself in Frederioksburg, Vt. He
left a note expressing a desire that be
be identified in order that his wife
wight get his life insurance. About
$100 was found on his person.
x. f. irarnawortn, or cresoo, la., ac
cidentally killed bis wife in that oity.
Just aa they were going to dine Farns
worth was in the act of loading bis re
volver, when the cartridge exploded,
tbe ball striking bis wife nearly in the
oentnr of the forehead, killing her in
stantly. Hamlin J. Andrus, president of tbe
Arlington Chemioal Company, Yonkers,
N. Y., was instantly killed by the ex
plosion of a bomb in bis office. He waa
alone when the tragedy oocurred.
Who plaoed the bomb in tbe offloe, or
whom it waa intended for ia unknown.
John Andrua, a brother of the viotlm,
was generally the first to enter tbe
offloe, and aa the dead man ia very well
liked, it ia aupposed that his brother ia
the one whose life waa deaired.
leerr CrUp Hand.
Cbarlea F. Crisp, ex-speakor of tbe
loose of representatives, died in At
lanta, Ga., II is death was not alto
gether a surprise in political circles, as
it haa been known for some months
that be had not long to rive, and never
again oould be an active figure in pub-
lio affairs. The speaker had several
spoils of illness in Washington. He
suffered from asthma, and later from
heart trouble. His ill health, how
ever, did not become a matter of pnblio
notoriety until tbe past spring, when
he was oompelled to abandon a series
of joiat debates arranged with ex-Seo-retary
Hoke Smith by reason of the ad
vioe of bis physioian. Crisp had been
in the sanitarium for five weeks, suffer
ing from malaria) fever. The immedi
ate oause of his death was heart failure,
FORGOT HIS ORDERS
Engineer's Carlessness Causes
a Terrible Accident
WEEKLY MAKKET LETTER.
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AN UNTAMED PEOPLE L
A GIGANTIC PROJECT.
TRAINS COLLI DK NEAR ST. LOUIS
Suicide of Mlnlater.
Rev. Thomas Stoughton Potwin, M.
A., one of tbe best-known Congrega
tional olerymen of New England, has
oommitted suicide at bis home in Hart
ford, Conn. Rev. Potwin had been in
poor health for some time, and, siDce
tbe recent developments of melan
cholia, had been under tbe oare of Dr.
Stearns, of the insane rotreat. While
his .family were away he went to nn
upper room and hanged himself with
a rope fastened to the door knob.
The Tablet Were Turned.
Dr. T. W. Bowman, of Savannah,
Ga., tried to kill his wife. He was
prevented from so doing by W. T.
Haskell, a oommeroial traveler. Has
kell seized Bowman's pistol and
wrenohed it from him. Mrs. Bowman
and her mother then assaulted the doo
tor. They blaokened bia eyes and beat
him about the head very badly. Bow
man was arrested and taken before a
judge who gave bim twenty-four hours
to get out of the state.
Must Keleane Hun Yat Hen.
The Marquis of Salisbury has de
manded the immediate release of Sun
Yat Sen, the Chinese physician, said
to be a British subjeot, who was, ac
cording to the statement of bis friends,
kidnaped while passing the Chinese i
legation in London, aud is held a pris
oner in tbe legation on a charge of
having been engaged in a conspiracy to
overthrow the Mantohn dynasty.
A St. Loula Rroker A aligns.
L. A. Coqurfrd. a well-known St.
Louis broker, has filed an assignment.
He givea his assets as $100,000; liabil
ities not stated, but may exceed the as
sets. It is claimed thut during the last
six months he lost heavily in wheat
and stocks, tbe total amount being esti
mated at (300,000.
Eight Teraona Were Killed, and
Twenty-One More or l.eu Ju
ju red -Man r Will Die.
St. Louis, Oct. 27 Shortly before
10 o'olosk this morning, two passenger
trains on tbe St. Louis & San Fran
cisoo railroad, going in opposite direo-
I tiocs, oollided nearly opposite Windsor
station, tmrteen miles irom tbis city,
instantly killing eight persons and in
juring a large number, three of whom
will probably die. The killed are all
of St. Louis. Their names are:
Adolpb Hohl, engineer of the accom
modation train; Charles Mobine, Con
rad Kuntz. O. O. Blevins, H. T. Hall;
Barney MoKenna, in charge of tbe re
freshments; Miss Maud MoKenna, aged
14, his daughter; John Cartwright.
Twenty-one persons were more or less
The collision ooourred between the
seoond seotion of an excursion train
bound west, and the 'Frisco Valley
The acoident was the result of dis
obedience or neglect of orders on the
part of tbe excursion crew, who should
have remained at Spring Park for or
ders, and let the accommodation train
through. Tbe excursion train was the i
seoond seotion of a special bound for
St. James, Mo., 100 miles west of St
Louis, where the Missouri Home for
Aged Veterans was dedicated today
under the auspioes of the G. A. R. and
Women's Relief Corps. The first seo
tion had gone through safely, and the
second, which consisted of eleven
coaches heavily laden with G. A. R.
men, their wives and children, left St
Louis about 9 o'clock. Aooording to J.
D. Dishman, the telegraph operator
and station agent at Spring Park, it
should have stopped at that place for
orders. Instead of doing. so, the seo
ond seotion passed by tbe station, and
soon after met the accommodation com
ing down the grade it full speed.
Engineer Hohl, of the accommoda
tion, waa not aware tbe seoond section
was on the road, and, trying to make
the switch at Eirkwood, orashed into
the' ill-fated train in a cut just thir
teen miles from the St. Louis union
Portland, Or., Oct. 28. A new era
of speculation has started, aud indica
tions point to better limes in the grain
market It commenced in wheat by
the foreigner taking hold, and now
that the prices are up nearly 30 cents
the outside public are onimueuoing to
take bold. Everything points to better
prices for the next six mouths, and the
burls will have more than for years.
There has never been so large a move
ment of grain as during the past
month. Accumulations are small com
pared with the receipts, and they are
likley to ootinue so, as the grain is
going Into oonsumers hands in
east aud abroad. Large purchases
have already been made and exports of
coarse grain during September have
Comes to Griet.
F1SIT TO TUB SOLOMON LSLAN'HS
llarnn Ton Norbeck and Three of Ilia
Companions Masiacred bv tbe
San Francisco, Oot. 20. Details of
the massacre ou the Solomon islands
the were brought up from the South suns
by tbe Oueanio Steamship Company i
mnanr formed to rurriime "tree!
Hallways In Kurope,
Cleveland, O., Ont 37. The pur
chase of street railway systems in Eu
rope by au international syndicate of
capitalists, the scope of which was
partly outlined in a recent dispatch
trom St. Louis, ia the groatest bnainess
enterprise now ou foot in the entire
world. Additional information on the
subject haa been obtained from a gen
tleman who is financially interested in .
the success of the syndicate's opera
tions. Tbe Americans at the head of the en
terprise are James Ross and a Mr.
Mackenrie, of Mouteral. Mr. Ross ia
immensely wealthy, is a dirootor in
tbe Bank of Montreal, and is heavily
at tbis port from Australia, via tbe
never been exceeded, and Ootober will I Hawaiiuu islands, today. Tbe victims
bow tne largest movement for many
years. The clearances of wbeat and
mail steamer Monowai, which arrived j interested in the Northern Pacific rail
Uour alone were 16,287,000 bushels, tbe
largest this year, aud also since Sep
tember, 1808, when they were 18.915,
000 bushels. Prices have been ex
tremely low, wheat selling too low, in
fact, abd depressing other grains. Now
that wbeat is up, oilier grains are sym
pathizing to a fair extent, and are ex
pected to do considerably better. We
have good supplies, which is fortunate,
as it puts us in a position to supply I
pressing wants of European consumers, j
and exchange our surplus for their gold. !
We need their gold more tbau the
grain, while with them it is the re- 1
verse. .With gold coming in aud grain
going out, aud with all the available j
ocean tonnage that can be bad up to
the 1st of February, and in a few in- '
stances beyond, already engaged at j
high pirces, there is good reason why
buyers should not have the best of it
This tonnago will have to be filled with
grain, so that the export movement up
to March promises to be heavy. The
present buyers of wbeat are men who
are able to see beyond the borders of
the wheat pit, and are busing their
operations On the future more than tbe ; Beaufort,
present prospects, ibey are trained , baron's to
operators ol unusual ability and suc
cess, who make a market, at times
when it is necessary by buying and
selling on a scale that prevents cou
gestiou, and keeps it in a healthy con
dition. Uiere have been times when
wheat advanced faster than in the past
six weeks, but it was due largely to the
heavy covering by shorts and the taking
off of hedges, and not backed
the cash demand, as at present
of tbe bloodthirsty lavages were mem
jbera of a party of Austrians which bad
been taken to the islands by the Aus
! triau , man-of-war Albatross. It was
! under the loadersbip of Henry Baron
Fuullon von Norbeck, an Austrian sci
i bo tint who had visited many groups of
islands in tbe South seas aud had
i numerous exoiting experiences with the
1 natives. While traveling- with an
armed guard over the mountains of the
j islands, be was set upon by bushmen
' and slain, together with three others.
I During the desperate conflict which fol
lowed tbe assault, many ot the party
were dangerously wounded. Follow
ing is tbe list of killed:
I Henry Baron Foullon von Norbeck,
I Midshipman Arniand de Beaufort, Sea
i man Gustav Chalanpka, aud a native
guide from Titeri.
Tbe Albatross was commissioned by
the Austrian government to make sci
entific explorations of the Solomon
islands. During tbe middle of last
August, a lunding was made at a place
sailed Titeri, on the north ooast of
ljuadaloanar. From there, a party,
consisting of Baron Foulton Norbeck,
Lientenuut Budik, Midshipman de
twenty-nine sailors, the
servants and two native
! guides, started for the purpose of ex
i ploring a mountain in tbe interior of
, the island, called the Lion's Head
After two days' marching, cub mid
shipman aud seven sailors returueu,
: the men not being able to stand the
; heavy walking in the bush. The j
; baron's party that proceeded, reached a j
: camping place at the foot of tbe Lion's i
up by Head. The baron and his servants,
Mill- with the native crnides. were in the
road and Canadian street railways. It
ia stated that with bim are a number
of Americana on this aide of the Cana
dian line, who have become wealthy aa
street railroad operators, also a number
of English, German and Dutch bankers,
aa well aa tbe great house of tbe Rothr
cbilda. These gentlemen find the street rail
roads of Europe where those of Ameri
ca were ten years ago. They see
abundant opportunity to make a great
deal of money by bringing them up to
the present American standard. They
not only have the undergound railroads
in London in view, but are prepared to
operate in Berlin, Paris and other large
European cities. The syndioate has al
ready gained possession of the street
railway By tern of Birmingham, Eng
land, and is operating it.
As motive power, compressed air
will be used. Compressed air has been
tbe motive power on s Paris railroad
for the last fifteen years, but its com
plete success was prevented by inability
to obtain reservoirs which would sus
tain for any length of time the great
air pressure needed. An American
named Kellogg has invented a seamless
tube wbioh will hold air at a pressure
of 5,000 pouuda to thesqurue inch, and
it was mainly this fact that led to tbe
formation of the syndicate. A com
pany to make tbe tubing has been
formed in Boston, and the faotory has
been in operation for some time at
Findlay.O., in tbe midst of tbe natural
gas region. The gas is failing, and
the factory will be removed and estab
lished at a oost of $3,000,000, if all
the plans of the syndicate go through.
Cleveland, Newcastle, Pa., at,d two
other cities are being considered as
plaoes for the new faotory, and within
era and exporters were not buying j vtk going up the hill, several natives a few weeks a proposition will be made
station. There .was only one car, a! "vily then, but now they are taking , being apparently near the party.
A Mlaaourl Bauk Looted.
Robbers entered tbe bank at Cass
rille, Mo., and blew open the safe, se
curing its contents. The amount was
large, but the bank officials refuse to
say how muoh. The robbery was tbe
work of professionals.
Oriental Question Nettled.
The Paria correspondent of the Lon
don News reports that he hears the
otar's visit to Queen Viotoria at Bal
moral resulted in Russia, England and
France agreeing on tbe bans of a polioy
ia Japan and China, while the Levant,
Mediterranean and African questions
are being arranged. The ozar wants
the results obtained without bloodshed,
aayi the correspondent, and is support
ed by Italy and Austria. The sultan
ia likely to die hard, bat. he will be
obliged to yield.
fillbnelera to Re Tried.
Admiral Navarro, president of tbe
naval oourt of Havana, has caused no-
tioe to be served upon forty-one fili
busters and others, inolnding the orew
and passengers of the Competitor, that
they rauat answer charges of piracy
and rebellion against tbe government.
Consul-Genera 1 Lee, in an interview in
a Spanish paper, denies having insisted
upon his recall to tbe United States,
and says his relations with Captain
General Weyler are cordial.
A Fatal Oat Kiploelon.
In Chicago George Mo Wborter turn
ed en the gas in bis room and lay
down to die. The odor of tbe gas was
deteoted by Chalres Collard.who called
George Holt. Lighting tbe gas in tbe
room adjaoent MoWborter's, they burst
in his door. An explosion fallowed,
blowing out a section of the rear wall
of tbe building, and burning Collard
badly. Holt escaped injury. Mo-
Whorter died while being taken to tbe
A Millionaire Armenian.
The most sensational trial ever
known in Turkey has just been con
cluded in Constantinople. AfikEffendi,
the millionaire Armenian, has been
condemned to three years' seclusion in
a fortress. He waa aooused of beins
chief of tbe revolutionary oommittee. i 'heir
Tbe loss occasioned by the burning
of tbe flouring mill and wbeat ware
house at Weston, Or., bas been plaoed
at about 130,000. Tbe mill was owned
principally by I. E. Saling and P. A.
Worthington, and there was no insur
ance. The mill was equipped with
modern machinery, and waa almost
constantly operated. It bad 100 bar
rels daily capacity. The warehouse
contained 10,000 bushels of wheat that
were insured for half their value.
The origin of the fire bas not been dis
covered. Isaao H. Lyonberger, of St. Louis,
has been appointed assistant attorney
general of tbe United States for the in
terior department He succeeds Wil
liam A. Lytle, of Georgia, who recent
ly resigued to beoome a candidate for
the offloe of justice of tbe supreme
court of Georgia. Mr. Lyonberger haa
taken the oath of offloe and entered
opon bia official duties. He 1j a well
known attorney in St Louis, and one
of the leading practitioners in the
state. He is 48 years of age and a
warm friend of Secretary Francis.
Tbia latter was oonaidered not proved,
but his connection with tbe movement
was established. He was given tbe
minimum penalty possible.
combination baggage and coach, on En
gineer Hohl'a train, but the collision
waa terrific, both engines being de
molished and a number of cars tele
scoped. The wreckage was piled high
on the traok, and above the sound ot
esoaping steam oould be heard tbe
cries of the frightened and injured
The accommodation train consisted
of an engine, tender, baggage car and
two ooaobea, in wbioh there were only
five passengers. Tbe engine and ten
der were wrecked, but tbe other three
oars were not damaged. It is due to
tbe lightness of this train that tbe so
oident was not worse than it was.
Next to the enigne of tbe exoursion
train was the commissary oar, filled
with refreshments. Barney MoKenna
was in charge of the edibles, and with
him his 14-year-old daughter Maud.
Both were instantly killed, being scald
ed and crushed. A number of passen
gers, mostly young men, were grouped
around a temporary counter, eating
and drinking. Almost all were either
killed or injured. This and tbe next
oar, in wbioh were seventy passengers,
suffered tbe worst damage, and most
of the killed and injured were taken
from them. Engineer Hohl, of tbe ao-
oommodation, waa killed, and bis fire
man, Frank Hasler, was badly injured.
Immediately after the wreok oo
ourred, people began to oome from all
directions on wheels, in buggies and
wagons and on foot, and within an
hour after the accident oocurred thou
sands oould be aeen grouped around tbe
pile of debris. No wrecking train waa
available, but everybody turned to, aud
in a short time had rescued the injured j
and taken out the dead. Doctors from
surrounding towns hurried to the scene
and rendered what assistance they
could to the sufferers, who were trans
ported to plaoes ot safety.
All the medioal resources of St.
i Louis were plaoed at the disposal of
; the 'Frisco road as soon as the news of
j the aooident reached the city dispen
I At 2:40 tbis afternoon the relief train
i bearing tbe survivors of the wreck
reached the union station, and was im
mediately besieged by a orowd of I
friends and relatives, anxious to see if
dear ones had escaped injury.
tbe wheat rapidly. San Francisco
has been selling wheat for shipment to
Australia, Africa, India, and Liver
pool at a rate that will sorn clean up
their surplus. When they get through
the Atlantic porta will oome in for
large business, and should the latter
When up near tbe top, they beard two
j shots fired in the neighborhood of the
j oamp tbey bad left, and at the same
I time they saw a busbman ohief stand-
ing on the top of a rise a little above
I them, making some signal. As he ap
peared, two shots were fired lower
continue at the rate they have been down the mountain from the direction
going for several months it will neoes- 0f tne camp. The shots seemed to be
the free movement of all-rail ; . .limal for the ohiaf to attack the
sitate tbe free
grain from the West Parties in tbe
foreign trade estimate that between 85,
000,000 and 60,000,000 bushels of
wheat have been bought for export
Aa it is held tenaciously for higher
prioes, tbe buyers wbo oome in now
stand a good chanoe ot making money
without being forced to bold the bag
for tbe foreigners, aa tbe latter are in
the market to atay.
CRAWLED OUT OF JAIL.
Six Frlioners Make Their Kscape III
Louisville, Oct. 27. Another daring
jail delivery waa perpetrated tonight
at tbe oounty jail ahortly after 5:30
o'clock, and aix desperate prisoners
made their escape. The delivery was
aupposed to be a wholesale one, in
wbioh every prisoner on tbe third floor
of the old jail was to get out, but tbe
wathofulness of the turnkeys prevented
this, and only six men escaped.'
The prisoners gained their liberty by
scraping tbe mortar from the brioks in
oell No. 5, letting the brioks fall into
the interior of tbe oell, and in this
mannr got a hole large enough for them
to olimb through. One at a time they
made their way out of the bole and
olimbed on tbe roof. Then, by means
of a sboit rope, they let themselves
down into a narrow alley between the
wall of tbe jail yard and an abutment
of the new jail and escaped. None of
tbe escaped prisoners have been cap
tured. This is tbe seoond delivery in
Louisville within the last year, seven j
prisoner making their escape on last 1
baron a party, riusnmen from a score
ot plaoes at onoe rushed out and the
baron waa struok on the neck with a
tomahawk, wible a crowd of tbe bush
men attaoked the rest of the party with
clubs. The native who bad cut down
the baron was promptly shot
sailor. Lieutenant Budik also
his revolver to good effect One sailor
had to protect himself with a toma
hawk he had wrested from a native.'
The other sailors were well armed and
the bushmen finally had to retreat to
the woods, many of them wounded.
The baron waa not the only of tbe
party badly hurt At first it was
thought he would reoover, but be grad
to tbe chamber of commeroe of this
A number of pneumatio motor street
cars are now made at Worcester, Mass.,
to ship to Birmingham.
.ONDON FINANCIAL NEWS.
of England Trjli.g to
tbe Outflow of Gold.
London, Oot 27. The advanoe in
the bank rate has not led to advances
in outside quotations, because there
was an ample supply of available
funds. Tbe plethora has been increased
during tbe week by tbe release of
600.000 of Japanese monev. with a
by " probable release of 1,000,000 more in
used a few davs. There is. however, some
indication that the bank is borrowing
on stock in order to make its quotations
more effective in oheoking the outflow
of gold. Russia is offering less for
bar gold, while the German and
Frenoh exohangea have moved in favor
of Great Britain in advanoe of tbe bank
The outward movement continues.
ually sank after he had walked baok to ' being further stimulated by tbe heavy
oamp, and died in three nours.
Tbe sight when the party returned
to the oamp was a bloody one. Mid
shipman de Beaufort had been oot to
death and three sailors and one native
guide with him. Six sailors and one
! guide had been wounded. One of tbe
guides fought bravely, though his band
bad been seriously wounded. The
rifles finally told on the natives and
The news was sent to Captain
Mauler, of the Albatross, and a relief
party, headed by Lieutenant Bublai,
and consisting of the doctor and thirty
sailors, was sent and a safe return
made to the ship. After the injured
had been taken aboard, Captain Mauler
sailed for Cooktown, and thenoe the
Albatross will go to Sydney.
STRONG GRIP ON LIFE.
and increasing wbeat shipments from
Atlantio and Paoiflo ports. Stocks of
grain in Great Britain stand at an un
usually low level, and the failure ot
crops in India has caused active pur
chasing to replenish supplies. The
American surplus is being freely drawn
upon at advancing prioes, and pur
chases of European goods are muoh re
stricted. The remittance of gold is tbe
only method of redressing the adverse
balance. A change in this respeot will
probably occur after the eleotion.
VERGING ON ANARCHY.
Some of the wounded were removed to
their homes by friends, while others
were taken to various hospitals.
A Cowardly Sulrlrie.
Alfred G. Andrew, a carpenter of
San Francisoo, ended his own life be
cause of misfortunes that had reduced
bim to poverty, and left a widow and
three grown children to struggle for
tbe living he had grown weary of en
deavoring to make for them. He took
oarbolio aoid and died in great agony.
His wife was a witness to his suffer
ings. Fell Through a Floor.
Robert Summers, of Tacoina, a gar
dener, fell ten feet, through a floor,
and died three hours later at tbe hos- 1
pital. Tbe fall fractured the skull,
and congestion of the brain followed.
He lived in an old building. and entered '
a dark room adjoining bis own, neat !
tbe door of which waa a 1 rge hole, in i
which a wheel for cleaning carpeu
had onoe been set Into this hole b ;
fell, being unaware of the existence oJ '
tbe death trap. ,
Thrown From a Wagon and Hilled.
New Whatcom, Wash.. Oct. 27. A
aerioua rnuaway acoident oocurred in
Blaine, thia county, this afternoon.
Edward Lindsay a boy 15 years old.
was killed; bis brother, James, and bis
father, Jasper Lindsay, were quite!
badly injured. Mr. Lindsay is a farmer
wbo lives near Blaine. He and bis !
sons were returning from a fishing
San Francisoo, Oot. 28. The Even
ing Post says the effect of the transfer
I of the artillery troops to Angel island
and tbe placing of tbe First infantry
troops at tbe Presidio leaves the latter
reservation with no one oompetent to
handle tbe artillery defenses construct
ed at tbe Presidio. The government
has spent over $3,000,000 on these guns
aud defense works, which are now vir
I Japanese Factories In China.
; Peking, China, Oct 27. The return
aooeptanoe by Japan of tbe Chinese
1 rendering of tbe clause ot tbe Bakan
treaty regarding Japanese factories in
China, bas been received. Japan is
Damagea Awarded Mrs. Walker.
Dayton, Wash., Oct 28. Tbe jury
j in the case of Mrs. Robert Walker
i against tbe O. R. & N. Co. last night
awarded the plaintiff 40, 000. dam
ages. Robert Walker, an engineer,
was killed by the overturning ot an en
gine near Bolles Junction two years
ago. and bis widow brought suit for
; Man Refuted to Die After Hit Skull
Had Been Broken,
i San Francisoo, Oct. 26. William
t Kennedy, a well-digger, astonished the
i surgeons at the receiving hospital to
I day by refusing to die after bis skull
i had been smashed by a orowbar, which
' fell a distanoe of sixty feet and struok
i him on the head. Kennedy was at the
! bottom of a well, and was hauling a
, orowbar to the top by means of a rope
and pulley, when the bar slipped and
' struck bim a glancing blow on tbe
bead. Kennedy's skull was cleft as if
. by a tomahawk, and bis brain was laid
: bare for five inches. He never lost
consciousness, and, though it took the
i doctors three hours to dress bis wound
I be still remained conscious. He talked
j continually, and Iris chief grievance
I was that the razor with wbioh tbey
I shaved his scalp was dulL According
to the doctors, ninety-nine men out ol
' a hundred would have been killed,
I but there is a cbance for his recovery.
I.add'a Mill Burned.
Portland, Or., Oct 27. The large
feed mill of the Ladd estate on the
Crystal Springs farm on the Milwaukie
road, east of Milwaukie, caught fire
granted land concessions in Tien-Tsin, j last evening about 6:30. and wss com
Shanghai, Hankow and Amoy.
Another Free Crulaer for Spain.
Buenos Ayres, Oct 17. The Span
ish colony here bas raised 13,000,000
with which to present to Spain a new
pletely destroyed, with all its valuable
machinery. There was a great illu
mination in the southeast in the direc
tion of Willsburg at tbe time, plainly
seen from tbe Morrison street bridge,
but at the time it was thought to be a
8ued for Breach 01 Promise.
Chicago, Oct 26. Theodore Felters,
a retired capitalist residing at West
Pullman, is sued for breach of promise
by Mrs. Sarab Glover, who asks that
he pay her f 25,000. Some time ago,
Feltera was a tenant in a boarding
house kept by Mrs. Glover, and she
alleges be asked her to marry him.
Sbe consented, and, while she was pre
paring for tbe wedding, he went tc
Georgia on business, and when be re
turned brought a wife with him.
London, Oct 27- The Standard's
Constantinople correspondent says:
The purchase of arms during the
week bas been most extensive, and a
feeling of vague uneasiness and alarm
is spreading rapildy. Tbe palaoe hopes
to diBtractthe attention of tbe Moslems
in Constantinople from its misdeeds by
holding out a prospect of unlimited
An Athens dispatch to the same pa
Reports from all parts o. Turkey
point to the complete dislocation of the
administrative machinery and an ab
sence of all justice and publio seourity.
The envoys have sent a collective note
to tbe porte of the strongest character
in view of the critical rituation.
The Boat Overturned.
Denver, Oct 27. While Andrew
Spute with bis wife and five children
were boating on Smith's lake, a small
body of water within the southern
limits of tbe city, this afternoon, the
boat was by some means overturned,
and Mrs. Spute and her five children
Madras, Oct 27. A serious riot oc
curred on the Negapatam, sixteen
miles south of Caracal, forty-five miles
by rail from Tanjore. Several thous
and workmen who were locked out at
tempted to loot a freight depot. Tbe
police fired on tbem, killing two, and
Constantinople, Oct 27. It is re
ported that the police seised a large
number of bombs last evening. The
arrests of Armenians continue here.