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A. W. OHBNKT, Pnblleber.
OREGON CITY ORKGON
EVENTS OF HIE DAY
Am Interesting Collection of Items Ttoi
the Two if analiphcrei Presented
In a Condensed Form.
Mayor McClelland of Roanoke, Vs.,
was ron down by an electric car aud
fatally injured. He stepped iu front of
the oar when it wai less than five feet
from bin). .
The demonstration against the
Italian residents oontinue iu Sao Panlo,
Uracil. The government of the state
refuses the aid of federal troops, but
promises to punish the Jaoobins, who
an the chief offenders.
The North Gorman Gazette, of Ber
lin, says the statement ia incorrect
that a recent order renders the import
of Amerioan canned meat virtually im
possible by providing for examination
of each tin of the importation.
Tbe controller of the currency has
deolared dividends in favor of the
creditors of insolvent national banks as
follows: Twenty per cent, Columbia
National bank of Taooma, Wash; 10
per cent, First National bank of Ban
: An Italian named Piotro Simoni met
with a shocking death on tbe road
near Forestville, Cal. With a friend
be was going down a steep bill in a
light wagon, when the team ran away,
throwing Simoni out. His leg caught
in tbe vehicle and be was dragged
nearly a mile, bis head being literally
pounded to pieoes.
On a trolley oar of the Consolidated
Traction Company, in Newark, N. J.,
filled with Italian laborers, the fuse of
an eleotrio motor blew out, sending a
puff of smoke into tbe car. In fear the
men rushed for the doors. Lambustor
Angelo jumped, or wus pushed off the
car, and bis neck broken. Lincoln
Uuiseppe's head was badly out, and he
may not survive.
A south-bound passenger and express
train on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
road was held np and looted by train
robbers at a point one mile south of Al
varado, Tex. It is said that the rob
bers secured little treasure from the
express oar. The bandits are supposed
to be beading for Indian territory, aud
all tbe United States marshals have
"been notified to be on the alert.
Annie Vanderwall, aged 7 years,
was instantly killed and Ella Berk
man, aged, 9, fatally injured at the
Joseph street orossiug of the Chicago &
Alton railroad in Chicago. The gates
had been lowered for a switoh engine
wbioh was approaching. Thinking
they bad plenty of time to cross, the
two children stepped under the gates
on tbe first traok and were struck by a
freight oar wbioh bad been switched
by the engine.
A courier from Usal, Cal., a lumber
mill town 20 miles south of Cahto,
brings meager details of the murder of
John Mudgett, a wealthy rancher aud
landowner of that plaoe. Mudgett was
unmarried and lived alone on a 100
aore ranob. He was reputed to have
coin about the bouse. His dead body
waa found half cremated in the ruins of
the partially burned house. Tbe body
showed evldeno e of violence, aud
parties are suspeoted. The sheriff has
been notified, to burry to tbe scene.
Mudgett was a native of Belfast, Me.,
40 years old, and has relatives both
there and in Fortuna, Cal.
A disastrous fire iu a Brooklyn sky-
acraper caused a loss of f 300, 000.
An official dispatch from Manilla
says a conspiracy has been discovered
iu tbe Sooloo arohipelago, a portion of
the Spanish oolony of the Philippine
Perry Bathalow, United States con
sul at Mayence, is being prosecuted for
severely injuring an inmate of his
-.house by striking him on the head
with a revolver.
The price of broad has gone up half
a peuny a loaf, aud the increase is be
ing actually felt iu the poorer districts
of Loudon, whose many families bave,
in oonsequouoe, been obliged to roduoe
An explosion of natural gas at Ava
lon, Pa., killed Bessie Osborne, agod
IS, seriously injured her brother Dale,
aged 9. and her sister Edith, aged 0.
Tbe house was badly wreaked. The
xplosiou was caused by a leak in the
Thomas P. Gillespie, superintendent
of the Sterling Miuiug & Milling Com- I
pany, at Montgomery, Nev., was shot !
and killed on the road between the I
Johnny and Chispa mines, by unknown j
parties. Tbe shooting was doue from
behind some bushes.
Paul Iaeubttrg, the wealthy Ha
waiian sugar-planter, who with his
family has been spending several
months in Europe, has arrived in San
Krauoisoo. Mr. Isenberg'a European
trip was for the purpose of interesting i
Mobilising France-Rrusalan Troops.
A dispatch from 8t Petersburg to
Soliel says there bas been an import
ant exchange of views between tbe
Frenoh and Russian, ministers of war,
by which certain modifications bave
been effeoted in tbe general plan fo
the mobilisation and concentration of
Franoo-Russian troops in time of war.
Soliel adds that proof of tbis statement
will soon be seen in a number of fron
tier changes, and the first step is said
to bave been taken by an inorease in
tbe number of Russian dragoons.
Piano Factory Burned.
Fire completely destroyed the piano
factory of House & Davis, at Des
plaines, 111.' The loss is estimated at
$50,000... Twenty-five new pianos
were destroyed, with 250 in process of
construction and a large stock of valu
able hardwood lumber. A lady living
over the factory lost diamonds valued
Has Sued the Hall Club.
Mrs. Caroline B. Newman, a woman
muoh interested in baseball, while wit
nessing a game in Baltimore, was
struck by a fottl fly. She bas sued tho
Baltimore base ball olub for $6,000 for
injuries she claims to bave reoeived.
This is probably tbe first suit of the
kind on record.
A REPUBLICAN VICTORY
180,000. There is no question' of the
election of Bryan electors by over 100,
000 plurality. AdHtns, the silver can
didate for governor will be elected.
Wheeling. MoKinley bas carried
the state by about 12,000. The state
THE SIEGE OF HAVANA
Asphyxiated by Gae.
John Houston and wife were asphyx
iated by illuminating gas in their
apartments in Chicago. Houston is
dead and his wife's condition is criti
cal. The accident was dne to careless
ness on the part of Houston who forgot
to properly turn off the gas.
William McKinley and Garret Hobart the ioket Republican congress
j-ttm . . I UIVU DIUUtCII,
Choice oi the reople.
THE GOLDEN METAL IS TRIUMPHANT
Raleigh. Bryan's majority is va
riously estimated at from 10,000 to
Maximo Gomez to Surround
the Cuban Capital.
WILL STB1KK THE BLOW SOON
Madison. McKlnley's plurality
Wisconsin is probably above 40,000.
i Maeeo Believed to Hare Marched
Through the Provluee and Evan
Mow to Ha at Colon.
The Republican Majority Will Probably Kcach Otic Million A Majority of
Over One Hundred in the Electoral College Three Hundred Thousand
in Pennsylvania and Xew York Nearly as Much Oregon for McKinley.
With seven states yet in doubt, it ia
Met Death In the Cyclone.
The known dead by the disastrous
cyclone in Lincoln aud Payne conn-
ties, Oklahoma territory, number seven,
with three perhaps fatally injured.
Many others reported dead may swell
the list of fatalities. Tbe scene of
devastation is hard of access. The
property damage is heavy. '
known that tbe Republican national
ticket is eleoted by a majority of over
100 in the electoral college, and of 1,
000,000 plurality of tbe popular vote.
New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois,
Massachusetts and Ohio bave rolled up
nnpreoedentedly tremendous majori
ties, from 100,000 to 800.000. Tbe
rest is detail, to be settled by complete
returns. These are slow in coming in
from many states that are doubtful, not
because tbey areolose, but because fail
ure to complete the count gives no
basis for positive assertion, Indiana
is a case in point There iB no doubt ' Republican
that it bas gone for MoKinley, but tbe
actual count is unreasonably delayed.
TWo or there others are in the same
oase, like Caliornia, Kansas and West
Virginia. Others are doubtnl because
on the state and county ticket. Gar
field, Whitman, Douglas, Kittitas snd
Asotin counties will give Bryan ma
jorities, but iu Klickitat tbe race is
Iu Western Washington tbe race is
close and returns ho far are uot com
plete enough for either party to base
an estimate McKinley leads in King
aud Pierce counties. The question is
will Western Washingtou give a large
enough Republican majority to offset
the vote of the eastern part of the state
Riohmond. Tbe Democrats bave
carried Virginia by about 20,000.
Cheyenne. Wyoming is in doubt,
but indications poiut to Bryan's selection.
New York, Nov. 8, A dispatch to
the Herald from Key West, Fla., says:
A prominent Cuban resident of thia
city said to your correspondent that,
without assuming the role of a prophet,
tbe Herald could positively announoe
that the city of Havana would be be
sieged by Maximo Gomea witbin the
uext sixty days. To tbat end be
said Monies and all the rebel fooea
were now maorbing westward toward
the capital. Tbis Cuban is in direct
comumnloaiton with the insurgent
Bryan has carried the state by about i , . . . . ... .,, "
10 000 leaders in the field, and is the looal me
Butte. Bryan's majority in tbe
state may reach 15,000. Tbe entire
state fusion ticket is eleoted.
San Francisco. MoKinley is ahead
so far as the oouut has proceeded. The
state central committee
claims the state by 80,000. Six Re
publican congressmen out of seven have
Carson. Iud icationa a re that Bryan 'f
plurality will reach 2,000.
Omaha. Up to midnight the returns
Hank Gardner Dead.
Hank M. Gardner, a one-armed
man, fell from bis bicycle in Buffalo,
N. Y., striking on bis head aud fea
turing bis skull, dying almost instant
ly. Gardner was on old-time tele
graph opera to; and well-known to the
fraternity throughout tbe country.
An Elevator Kope H,oke.
Tbe rotten rope of an elevator caused
the death of John Rahenberg in St.
Louis. Tbe accident occurred while
be was alone, aud for eleveu honrs bis
body served as food for rata lie fell
a distance of forty feet and muse have
been killed instantly.
Oil Stove Exploded.
An oil stove in tbe residence of Wil
liam Allenbaob, in Milwaukee, ex
ploded snd scattered the burn'iig fluid
over the little family group in the
kitoben. AlUubaob, his wife aud baby
in arms were fatally burned.
Have Renewed Their I'ledge.
After several weeks of daily confer
ences, tbe lumber men interested in the
domestic trade bave arrived at the con
clusion that their various interests cau
be best subserved by remaining in the
pool which tbey have maiutaiued dur
ing tbe past year under tbe name of the
Central Lumber Company, of Cali
fornia. It required an enormous
amount of conferring to settle tbe mul
titudinous interests iuvolved, but thi
bas at length been accopmlished and
nearly all of the mills on the books last
year have renewed their pledge to stand
by each other. Prices will remniu the
same for tbe present, at least
St Paul. One hundred and twelve
precincts in Minnesota, including St
Paul, give McKinley 16,915, Bryan
Sioux Falls. Returns are meager,
but the Republican ticket will bave a
Topeka. Sixty-four preoinots out of
2,128 preoinots in Kansas give McKin
ley 8,679, Bryan 8,386.
Jacksonville. Bryan will oarry the
state by 14,000.
Cincinnati. Hamilton oounty will
give McKinley 16,000 majority. Tbe
vote outside of Hamilton oounty, bow-
ever, is close.
Birmingham. Tbe state vote will
be large and the Demooratio ticket will
receive a large plurality, but an esti
mate cannot yet be made.
New Orleans. The indications are
that the Democrats have made a olean
sweep. Bryan bas oarried the state by
not less than 80,000 majority.
Jackson. Mississippi gives Bryan
a majority of 50,000. Tne vote lor
Watson will not exceed 10,000.
Coal One Exploded.
A terrible explosion of gas occurred
at the South Wilkesbarre shaft of the
Lebigb & Wilkesbarre Coal Company.
It is reported tbat fix men were so
badly burned they will die. The mine
waa not in operatiou and only about
fifteen men, mostly repairers, were
inside. So great was the force of the
explosion tbat it shook the surface for
miles around. Smoke coming up the
shaft prevented the rescuers from going
down. The mine is cue of the most
gaseous iu the anthracite fgion. Five
years ago seveu men perished in au
tbe vote is close, like Delaware, Ten
nessee, Nebraska aud tbe Dakotas. It
will take another day to make up an
absolutely trustworthy table of electoral
On the most conservative estimate,
MoKinley has 250 electoral votes, or
25 more tbau a majoirty. Probably he
will have 800, or two to Bryan's one.
He has carried every state east of tbe
Missouri and uorth of the Ohio and Po
tomac, besides Kentucky in the South
aud Oregon in tbe West certainly, and
perhaps others in both sections. Mo
Kinley's total majority on the popular
vote will be more than 1,000,000, the
largest in tbe history of the country.
The following table shows the elec
toral vote of each state. Tbe asterisk
in front of the states indicate those
claimed by tbe Republicans. Tbe re
maining Btates are either for Bryan or
in doubt This gives McKinley 288
electoral votes. The Bryan forces olaim
69 positively, while 90 are in doubt:
from the state were very meager, but
tbe state is claimed by the Repub
licans. Tbe total vote polled is much
heavier than two years ago. The vote
is so close that cotuplete returns must
be bad before it cau be decided.
Portland MoKinley 's total vote,
4,480; Bryan's, 2,278. Tbe state will
have a Republican majoirty.
A Bate Rnhhed.
A mysterious burglary occurred in
Spokane in the office of the steam lam
dry company, on Main avinue. The
safe wasop'iied snd between 1,20(1
and 1,800 in cash taken, but ihe rob
bers, who bad gone to tbe trouble, of
opening the safe and Inking the miuey
in one part, left 87 25 iu another al
though about 40 was taken from tbe
same drawer iu which the money was
left The mouey left was all silver.
Alabama. 11 Nevada 3
Arkansas s'Sew Hampshire 4
The Car Turned Over.
One person was killed, two fatalTy
injured and others seriously injured iu
an accident on the Wyoming Valley
traction line in Wilkesbarre, Pa. The
car left tbe track and fell upon its tide,
pinning four passeuegrs under tin
Necessary tor a choice,
V 'New Jersey
North Carolina ,
:i 'Vnrth Jiakota..
14 'West Virginia
Lexington. Late news from the
state indicates that McKiiiley's ma
jority will exceed 15,000. This state
was tbe greatest surprise of all to tbe
silver forces. Breckenridge will be
elected to congress.
Detroit Returns from 24 out of 83
counties give 17.270 majority for Mo
Kinley, indicating a Republican ma
jority in the state of upward of 50,000.
Des Moines The Demoorstio state
oommittee coucedes Iowa to McKinley.
1 M .L. XT Vl. i .
i1 respumieuuts mr tuo now xuia juum
passes. ' He also stated that there waa
no confirmation of a rumor circulated
i by Cuban passengers who arrived here
! last night, tbat towns in tbe outskirts
I of Havana bad been already besieged
! by tbe insurgents.
While tbe Havana papers, many ot
which were reoeived by steamer last
night, oontinue to maintain silence 'in
regard to Maoeo's movements sinoe bia
brilliant attack on tbe Artemisa, it ia ,
still insisted by active partisans ber
in direct communication with tbe load
ers in Cuba that be unquestionably
crossed the military trooba at tbat
poiut during tbe bombardment of the
town, aud with a small following baa
since marched through tbe entire
provinoe of Havana, and is now at
Colon, a central poiut iu Matanzas.
It is also alleged tbat bis mission
there is to concentrate and assume oom
maud of the foroesof Rioardo, Trujillo,
Rojas and other minor rebel leaders,
who bave been operating in tbat vicin
ity with between 4,000 and 6,000 well
armed men. Notwithstanding the per
sistence of this report, other Cubans
here, apparently equally informed, ex
press doubt tbat Maceo bas left tbe
provinoe of Pinar del Rio, which move
ment they say would imply defeat by
tbe superior forces sent against him by
Weyler. The explanation, however,
is offered that uo abandonment of ter
ritory has boon made, as General Ruia
Rivera, a veteran of the last war, has
been left in comamud in Pinar del Rio,
while Maoeo has gone eastward, in
obedienoe to orde'i from bis superiors,
to operate with Maximo Gomez in tbe
latter's new capmaign of invasion.
Gomez bas not been heard from sinoe
bis attack on the town of Casoorro.
The ominous silenoeof Gomez is said
to presage tbe planning of a seiiea of
important attacks on the principal
oities witbin Havana and Matanazas
provinoes, his apparent innotivity hav
ing been oaused only by a desire to
await the fulfilment of necessary pre
A CHURCH DEDICATED.
New Haven. Wftb one town miss
ing, MoKinley 107,586, Bryan 54,498.
Returns warrant the belief that tbe
state has gone Republicad by at least
Little Rock. Arkansas gives 25,000
majority for Bryan.
I n d Una
Indianapolis. Tbe vote in Indiana
is the largest ever polled. Under the
law no reports can be sent out until
the count is complete. Forty preoinots
in Indianapolis give McKinley 4,284,
Baltimore. Chairman Talbot, of the
Democratic central oommittee, oonoedes
Maryland to the Republicans, but gives
no figures. Republicans claim tbe
state by at least 30,000.
irenton. A proportionate estimate
of the counties so far heard from in-
Cyclone In Oklahoma.
A cyclone struck Mitchell postoRire. .
swept away farmhouses for miles. j
Postmaster Mullen and wife are known j
to bave been killed. Many others are j
reported dead. Rescuing parties with 1
coffins have been sent from OtKbrie.
a i i. ..!;.. ; iu. : - i . l. -
. . , e R "vv " l twenty miles from Guthrie, O. T.
iaiiuiiiuu Muir, vl nuiuu au uiuuu
has been written lately. His mission
was in a measure successful, for he is
now returning to Houolulu with a
guaranty of about 1,500,000 from sev
eral Dutch millionaires.
J. B. Walling, who died in Boise,
Idabo, was an old Oregon pioneer. He
waa 87 years old, tbe eldest of six sons,
and came from Iowa to Oregon in 1847,
settling iu Yamhill oounty. He isid
oat the town of Amity, and lived in
Oregon until 1865, when he moved to
Boise, Idaho. Mr. Walling built the
first irrigation ditch in Idaho, and set
out the first orchard.
Tbe Puyallnp-Indian commission has
been ordered disbanded, to take effect
December 1, iu accordance with the
provision of an act of congress.
' A Storm la New Orleana,
A severe wind and rain storm passed
' over New Orleans, causing one death
I and doing other dmae. Tbe light-
ning, wbioh was heavy, struck five
I bouses. Albert Trabina was instantly
killed. A large number of trees were
, blown down and bouses were unroofed.
: Tbe greater portions of the fruit sheds
of tbe Queen & Crescent road were de-
stroyed. Most of the ekctrij cars were
stopped on account of interference witb
Portland. Oregon is in line for Mo
Kinley with a majority that will be
between 3,500 and 4 600. Of the ooun
ties taat were considered doubtful Yam
hill is claimed by the Republicans.
Dooglas ia in doubt. Benton is for
McKinley. Clackamas also. Jackson
bas gone for Bryan. Linn and Joseph
are also for Bryan. Mariou oounty
bas gone for MoKinley, and Multno
mah's majority for MoKinley will
reach 6,000. Complete returns from
the city of Portland and from 23 out of
28 county precints show over 5,000, bnt
it is expected tbat this will be reduced
by outside precincts.
Fargo. Fargo gives MoKinley 400
majority. Bryan carries but one ward
in tbe city.
Galveston. The Galveston News
concedes the election of the Bryan and
Sewall electors, also tbe election of
Culberson, silver-Democrat, for governor.
dicate that McKinley will carry the
state by from 45,000 to 60,000.
Spokane. Eastern Washington, ao
cording to latest estimates, will give
Bryan 7,000 majority, and the state
ticket nearly tbe same. Rogers, Peo
ple's party candidate for governor, is
not behind tbe ticket, and tbe congres
sional candiatee, Lewis and Jone, are
nearly even with Bryan. Spokane
county will probably elect by majorities
Philadelphia. McKinley, tccording
to latest estimates, will have a plu
rality of 300,000 iu Pennsylvania.
New York. Nine hundred and
twenty-four districts out of 3,354 elec
tion districts outside of the city and
King's county give Bryan 49.521, Mo
Kinley 82,514. The state will give
MoKinley about 250,000 majority.
M aaaarh naetta.
Boston. Seventy-five precincts in
Boston give Bryan 11,713, McKinley
St Louis. One hundred and sixty-
nine precincts in St Louis give Bryan
19.359, McKinley 22,792.
Nashville,. The Republican com
mittee admits that Bryan has carried
Cincinnati, O , Nov. 4. A special
from Geneva, Ind. , says that TOO quarts
of uitro-glycerine iu the Empire maga
zine near tbat city exploded today, at
3:40 A. M.
Tbe concussion was felt miles
arouud. Hundreds of windows were
blown out,, walls cracked and chimneys
torn down. It is reported that a wagon
was unloading at the magazine, but no
trace of tbe waguu, horses or man can
be found. Indeed, tbe wreck is abso
lute. A larger quantity of nitro
glycerine stored in tbe Hercules maga
zine uot more than seventy-five yards
away, din not explode, tbougn a por
tiou of tbe wall was blown in.
Seattle Has the Only Kuialan-Oreek
Church lu the Northwest.
Seattle, Nov. 3. The only Russian
Greek church on tbe Paoifio coast
north of Han Francisco Svas dedioated
today in tbis city by Right Rev.Bishop
Nicholas of tbe diocese of Alaska and
the Aleutian islands, assisted by Rev.
Ambrose Wretta, D. D., aud two can
didates for the priesthood. The deoo
rations were elaborate, and tbe rich
robes and vestments found a fitting
background in the vivid coloring of tbe
altars aud their trappings. The flags
of the United States and -Greeoe were
conspicuously displayed. The musioal
programme was of a high order. .
Bidbop Nicholas title fails to oonvey
an idea of the extent of his diocese,
wbioh includes the entire United
States. There is a rumor tbat he will
soon be conseorated an archbishop.
Tbe parish created today is the twenty
fifth in tbe United States. His emi
nence has only been iu America four
years, and all of the organization has
been oarried on ' under bis supervison.
His headquarters are in San Francisoo.
He bas been twice deoorated by the
A Rrakeman Killed. '
Cheney, Wash., Nov. 3. Brakeman
Maboney, of the local freight, east
bound, was killed in tbe yards this
morning. In switching, be attempted
to make a ooupling between box and
flat cars. The oars backed witb suffi
cient force to break tbe bumper, crush
ing Mahoney's shoulders and chest
He did not gain consciousness, and
died in a few minutes. Whether the
negligence is attributed to tbe de
ceased, a fellow-brakeman or the engi
neer was not ascertained. Tbe train
was on a curve, tne other brakeman be
ing stationed at the curve giving sig
nals from Mahoney to the engineer.
Tbe deceased was unmarried.
Denver. Tbe vote ia rerorteI to
I ranging from 1,000 to .500 every man j be about tbe same as two rears ago.
Windy Across Ihe Strait.
Port Townsful, Nov. 4. The beav
iest win! storm of the season, accom
panied by torrents of rain, began, tbis
morning aud bus continued all day.
No damage bas been done shipping in
tbe bay, but fears are entertained for
small craft that may be in the straits
off Cape Flattery. Tbe storm is a
i typical southeaster.
I He is bappy whose circumstances
I suit bis temper; but be is happier who
j can suit bis temper to bis circumstances.
Kaalan Currency Kefortne.
St Petersburg, Nov. 3. An official
denial has been made of the report
originating in a dispatch from Berlin
to the London Times tbat it has been
i decided to postpone tbe reforms of the
j Russian currency.
Stevens Point, Wis., Nov. 8. An
attempt was made to assassinate Rev.
O. Zilenecki, pastor of St Peter's Pol
ish Catholio church, last night The
Zilenecki parsonage was burned two
weeks ago. At his new borne lsst
night, two shots were fired through a
window, one of which grazed the bead
of tbe housekeeper. There has been a
row in the church for a long time. No .
arrests bave been made. Tbe priest la '
now on trial for an alleged assault on
tbe church janitor.