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DEATH IN DYEA PASS.
KPnnrt That War Tc Tnavlf.
able Scouted at Madrid.
NEGOTIATIONS HAVE OPENED
Eighteen Packers Hurled Under a Man.
Port Townsend, Sept. 27. Thestenm-
er Pioneer, which left the Sound Sep.
tembor 12 with tliu bark Shirley in tow
for Skaguay, returned ut 1 o'clock this
morning, having mado the run down
in 0(1 hours.
The Pionuor brings down a story of a
THE MORTGAG1 LAW.
Declared Unconstitutional by tha Bo
Olympia, Wash., Sept. 27. The mi
preuiu court today affirmed judgment
in the ciifO of Nathaniel . Swinburne,
respondent, vs. the Sheriff of Pierce
county, appellant n case Unit involve!
tho legality or npplii'iition of tho act
pusscd by the hint leuiHluture relating
snow or landslide between Sheep Camp to the Bale of property under execution
Circumstances Heem to Justify tile As
sumption That Europe Would
Bnstuln l'l In Interference.
Madrid, Sept 27. The Correspon
dencia de Espuna (inserts that hegotiuy
tions are proceeding between the
United States and Spain for a friendly
ttcttlement of affairs in Cuba.
El Epnca, after denouncing as "sen
sational" the story of an ultimatum,
points out that the Cubans hare not
been at war with Spain without the
moral and material co-operation of the
There is a great deal of comment as
to the origin of the ultimatum canard
It lias been attributed to a foreign am-
liaHKador, but all the ambassadors deny
reHponsunuty lor it. The people do
not think tliat war is inevitable.
It is asserted that the liberals will
soon form a oabinot, and that on the
return of the queen from Sun Sebastian
to Madrid Captain-General Weylerwill
be recalled from Cuba and autonomy
established in the island, thus leaving
no pretext for the intervention of the
Would Europe Sustain l's.
Washington, Sept. 27. State depart'
ment officials refuse to discuss the
statement made in the cable disptaoh
Irora Madrid, namely that, the conn
tries of Europe, wit'i the exi-eptiun of
Auntriii, justify the interposition of the
United states in favor of a termination
of the Cuban war. Still, it is recalled
that while Mr. Woodford was tarrying
in an apparently purposeless manner in
London and Paris, instead of proceed
ing to his post in Spain, it leaked out
that the United States ministers at
various European oourts had been in
atruoted to sound the governments to
..which they were accredited, with
view to learning how intervention in
favor of Cuba would be regarded.
Although it was generally eupposod
at the time that this effort would not
succeed, there is now good reason to ac
cept the statement in the Madrid cable
as fully warranted by the facts.
and Chilkoot pass last Sunday morning
in which 18 men are supposed to have
lost thlur lives; only one body had been
Ion ml, tliat of a man named Choynski,
cousin oiJoeChoynski, the prizefighter.
IhelSorlS men supposed to he lost
were packers on the Dyca trail, and
they had upwards of $30,000 in their
There are many here who do not be-
liove the story, as it is very early in the
season for snow slides. Officers of the
Pioneer say tho story was brought to
Skaguay Sunday evening by three men,
who told it in suoh a thrilling manner
as to leave no doubt as to its truthful
ness. They described the avalanche as
consisting of rocks, ice and dirt, the
mass having been loosened by the re
cent unprecedented hard rain which
has been fallliiig continuously for the
All the bridges on the Skaguay river
nave been washed out and the rivor is
a raging torront.
W. W. Sprague, of Tacoma, who
started eight weeks ago with a three-
years' outfit, returned from Skaguay on
The steamer Al-Ki, a week overdue
from Alaska, arrived this morning at
4 o'clock. She carried a large list of
men returning from Skaguay, who were
unable to oross the pass. The snow is
pix inches deep at Lake Bennett, and
three inches fell on the summit of Chil-
koot pass last Saturday.
No Ultimatum Wan Served.
New York, Sept. 27. A special to
tne Herald from London says: In
reference to the sensational telegrams
from Madrid about the alleged ulti
matum and inevitability of war between
the United States and Spain, the
Herald correspondent had a conversa
tion with a distinguished American
diplomat, who, though not personally
concerned in the American-Sp nish ne
gotiations, is in a position to know the
exact state of affairs, but who, for ob
vious reasons would not allow his name
to be mentioned. He said:
I cannot, of course, pledge in ad
vance the government of the United
States, but so far as tho present is con
cerned suoh a step is not in contempla
tion. The United States has probably
intimated through Mr. Woodford that
the present state of affairs is most de
plorable and that if we could be of any
assistance in bringing this condition
of things to an end we should be glad
to offer our services. But you may say
absolutely that no ultimatum has been
sent to Spam by the United States."
The Story Corroborated.
Port Townsend, Wash., Sept. 27.
Captain Neilson, master of the tug
Pioneer, corroborates the story of the
snows! ide, or more appropriately, lan
slide, in the neighborhood of Sheen
Uarnp. uaptain .Nelson savs:
'Three men came to Skaguay beach
Sunday night with a story that at
Sheep Camp that morning at 8:80
o'clock a peouliar sound from the south
west side of the mountain was heard.
... i, . . .
ana oeiore me residents ot tne camp
could luliy dress they found themselves
being rapidly borne down the canyon
on a mass of moving debris from the
mountain side. The majority of the
residents of Sheep Camp escaped, al
though the entire town was almost
The slide struck the town in the
northern part, where nearly all the
packers were quartered in tents and
Bleeping the sleep of hard, overworked
men. The main part of the slide from
the mountain" missed Sheep Camp
proper, although from the report very
little of the town remains. Packers'
amp was wholly oarried away, and it
is impossible to learn the full names of
the unfortunates, as they were all
known by surnames such as Jaok, Jim,
The cause of the slide was reported
to be the action of heavy rains on the
hills where a sort of reservoir was
formed, which body of water forced the
land down into the basin below. Never
before have suoh heavy rains been ex
perienced by old Indians in the neigh
borhood of Chilkoot pass."
W. W. Sprague, of Ttocoma, return
ing Irom Skaguay pass, verifies the
THE UMPIRE CHOSEN.
and decree, and tho confirmation of
The case was appealed from the sa
porior court of Pierce' county, when a
peremptory writ of mandamus was
granted against the sheriff, command
ing him to proceed with tho sale under
a special execution and order, icsuod on
Juno 24, 1807, in the case of Swinburne
vs. Delane, and to advertise curtain
mortgaged property for sale to satisfy
the judgment in the said cause, with
out appraisomont or without requiring
either the judgment creditor or debtor
to fix a value upon the mortgaged prop
erty as a minimum price for sale, and
to proceed at onco under the old law
regarding such sales, without regard to
the recent act of the leigsluture regulat
ing such matters.
The respondent contended:
First That neither the title nor the
body of the act sustained the conten
tion that the law applies to foreclosure
Second That it was not the intent
of the legislature to make the law retro
Third That, if the law does apply
to moitgages and it was intended to be
retroactive, that portion reluting to a
year's stay of sale and the provision for
fixing a valuation are unconstitutional,
because obnoxious to section 10 of ar
ticle I of the constitution of the United
States regarding impairment of con
Regarding the first contention, tha
supreme court holds that it was evi
dently the intent to include mortgages
as well as mortgages sold under execu
tion. Also, that it was the intention
of tne legislature to make the provi
sions o' this act retroactive.
In holding the act unconstitutional
in its application to contracts made
prior to the passage 01 tne act, tne
court devotes some attention to the
principle of the inviolability of con
tracts, which is founded upon honoBty
end good faith, supported in ethics as
well as law. It the value of a contract
is deteriorated or lessened by the pas
sage of an act, the obligation of the act
is most certainly impaired. It is a
principle of law that the law which is
in existence at the time a contract is
made becomes a part of the oontraot
In this case it waB expressly stipulated
in the mortgago that the law in force
at the time the contraot was made
should become a part of the contract,
but in the absence of such stipulation
the effect wonld be the same. Under
the law, when the contract was made,
the mortgagee had a right to the Bale
of this land at once upon the issuance
of his execution, subject only to re
demption. This was a valuable right,
and was no doubt taken into consider
ation by the judgment creditor, or in
this oase the mortgagee. The law now
compels him to wait more than a year
after judgment before he can have the
same made, and, says the court, it
seems beyond controversy that, as to
antecedent contracts, this provision of
the law is void.
decision by iri(ix(ir
Mortgage on the Union Pacific
to Be Foreclosed.
THE COMPANY WILL REORGANIZE
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
The Government Will Lose Something
Like Twenty. rive Million In
Ken loil by Tetuaii.
Madrid, Sept. 27. The Duke of Te-
tuan, the Spanish minister of foreign
affairs, in the course of an interview to
day with the correspondent of the As
sociated Press, denies that the govern
ment had received an ultimatum from
the United States in regard to Cuba,
and said he hail recoived a cablegram
from Senor de Lome, the Spanish min
ister to the United States, to the same
-effect, and denying the existence of an
Elertyon In Cuba.
Havana, Sept. 27. According to ad
vices from Puerto Principe, Senor Bar
tomoloe Masso has been elected vice
president of the Cuban republic, Gen
eral Gomez minister of war, and Cal
ixto Garcia major-general, General
3omez remaining commander in-chief
of the army of liberation.
Armed insurgents continue to sur
render, among them Captain Ojeda
and 10 men in Havana province, and
the local leader, Bias Varela, in the
province of Pinar del Kio, who surren
dered with nine others.
Three days ago the insurgents dyna
mited a pilot train between Punta
Brava and Las Mangas, Pinar del Rio.
The engineer, Pedro Milones, son of
the well-known poet, was seriously
The beef famine increases. There
is no meat in Havana today, and the
importation of American refrigerated
beef is urged.
It was officially announced today
that two insurgent officers and 21
armed insurgent cavalrymen, who be
longed to the insurgent force under
Trellez, surrendered vesterday to Span
ish authorities at Yairurniafl, province
ol Santa Clara. Trellez, it is added,
was killed the previous night by three
of bis followers.
Ammunition Wagon Exploded.
London, Sept. 27. A dispatch from
Bucharest says that while a battery of
artillery was passing through the town
of Pilisti, Roumania, 65 miles north
west of Bucharest, an ammunition
wagon exploded. Four men were
blown to pieces and 11 injured so seri
ously that they have since died. Eight
horses were killed.
Warshaw, Ind., Sept. 27. Fred
Eeseel, wealthyjcitizen, was fatally
injured by an angry bulL
Fifth Arbitrator of the Britlsh-Vene-
Washington, Sept. 27. A final de
cision has been reached bv the arbitra
tors who are to determine the British-
Venezuela boundary line as to the fifth
arbitrator, or umpire, who is to act
with hira. His name is for the present
withheld. It is not Baron Courccl.
whose name has been mentioned in this
connection, nor King Osoar of Sweden,
who was to name tne uraoire only m
case the arbitrators failed to agree. An
agreement was reached without the
necessity of calling on the Swedish sov
ereign. The umpire is an European,
but this is said to be without signifi
cance, since no question involving the
Monroe doctrine is to be submitted to
the tribunal. The arbitrators on behalf
of Venezuela are Chief Justice Fuller
and Justice Brewer, of the supreme
A Livestock Trust.
Washington, Sept 24. Assistant Attorney-General
Boyd, of the depart
ment of jnstice, in charge of the case
against the South Omaha Livestock
Exchange, says he is satisfied the South
Omaha exchange was organized on
lines similar to those of the Kansas
City exchange, which was a few days
ago declared a trust by Jndge Foster of
the United States district conrt
The suits against Wetsern livestock
exchanges begun under Attorney-General
Harmon, of the Cleveland admin
istration, but the present administra
tion is prosecuting them with all pos
Killed by a Landslide.
London, Sept. 27. A private dis
patch from Rome says that about 40
persons were killed and many others
injured by an earth slip at the sulphur
mines near Girgentt.
Train Plunged Into River.
Madras, Sept. 27. Floods have
washed away a bridge on the Ben galore-Mysore
railroad near Maddur. An
engine and five cars filled with passen
gers were precipitated into the river,
causing great loss of life.
Gasoline Stove Exploded.
Chicago, Sept. 27. One man was
fatally burned and six others persons
injured last night by an explosion of a
gasoline. tov, on West Adams street. by an engine and killed.
Defences at the Golden Gate.
San Franoisoo, Sept. 27. The Unit
ed States engineers in charge of the
harbor fortifications of San Francsico
have directed that a survey be made
on the shore line on the south side of
the bay, and the Golden Gate, from
Black point to Poiut Lobos. The pur
pose of the survey, which has just be-
gun and will bo completed a week
hence, is to accurately locate the forts
for .the information of the war depart
Army and navy officers here think
the harbor defenses are now sufficient
ly well advanced to stand off any fleet
that Spain or Japan could put into ac
tion here, and they are strong enough
with the assistance of the batteries of
the Monterey and Monadnock type and
with the aid of torpedoes to make a
Bplendid fight against the best fleet
England would be likely to send here.
Punishment of King of Renin.
Lagos, West Coast of Africa, Sept.
27. Drunami, the king of Benin, who
has been on trial at Benin City since
August last, with a number of his lead
ing chiefs, charged with being concern
ed in the massaore of the unarmed ex
pedition under Birtish Consul Phillips,
has been condemned to be transported
to Calabar, a slave settlement of Brit
ish West Africa. Three of the king's
chiefs were previously sentenced. Two
of them were shot and their bodies dis
played hanging in the streets for 24
hours. The third of these chiefs es
caped a similar fate by committing sui
Typhoid Wiping Out a Family.
Greensburg, Ind., Sept. 27. An un
usually peculiar case of family afflic
tion is reported from Forest Hill. Two
weeks ago the eldest brother of Mrs.
Finley Sanderson died of typhoid fever
A few days later her mother passed
away from the same disease, and the
fever claimed her husband last Satur
day. Yesterday she herself succumbed
to the malady, anil now two of her
children are lying at the point of
Chicago, Sept. 27. A special to tho
fribuno from Washington says:
The Union Pacific reorganization
committee proonition for the settle
ment of tho company's debt to the
United States will be accepted, the
government mortgage will Iks fore
closed, the road sold and the company
reorganized. This statement is made
an the highest authority.
For several days past the president
has hud conferences with the represen
tatives of the company and with the
sttorncy-g.'neral, and before he left
Washington he agreed to the sale of the
road and its reorganization upon the
basis which the reorganization commit
tee suggested. The announcement of
the decision may be looked for at an
early date. It will come in an order
for foreclosure issued by the president
to the secretary of the treasury.
llie agreement to which President
McKinley has agreed to give his sanc
tion is the same which was submitted
to congress by President Cleveland
last January. Under this agreement
the reorganization committee will bid
for the road under a foreclosure sale,
the sum of $45,000,000.
In order to give an intelligible state
ment of what thi'bid will mean to the
United States, it is necessary to entei
briefly into the history of the Union
Pacific obligation to the government
The principal debt of the Union
Paoific to the United States was $35,
639,612. A portion of this has not yet
been advanced by the United Stutes.
The interest paid by the government
amounts to $36,954,803. The whole
indebtedness on the 1st day of July,
1897, was $70,494,405. The Binking
fund of the Union Paoillo in the hands
of -the treasurer of the United States on
the same day was $17,738,209. After
deducting the Binking fund, which is
an asset of the company in tho hands of
the United States for the puproseof
paying the debt of the Union Pacific
Company to the government, the sum
of $28,015,850 remains to be paid.
That is the only sum which the Fitz
gerald reorganization committee, as it
is known, will be required to pay the
The loss to the government is the dif
erence between $53,000,000, which if
the net amount due the government in
round numbers, and the $28,000,000,
making a loss of nearly $25,000,000 in
round numbers, according to the figur
ing of the opponents of the agreement.
The agreement for the foreclosure
sale also contains a provision for the
reorganization of the Union Pacific
Railroad Company and its Kansas Pa
cific branch. The reorganization co
mittee consists of Louis Fitzgoraid
Jacob II. Schieff, T. Jefferson Coo
lidgo, jr.. Chaunoey M. Depow, Marvin
Hughitt and Oliver Ames. The cap
italization of the new company undo!
the Fitzgerald plan will be $100,000,
000, 4 per cent bonds, $75,000,000 ol
preferred stock and $61,000,000 of com
Downing, Hopkins Company' Kevfew
A low range of values for wlat has
been established during the week as the
result of diminished HK'culation, in
creased receipts ami accumulating
stocks, the market closing weak uiidur
these conditions, with still lower ten
denoy. Clearances continue large.
KxMirt sales have been only moderate,
and thero Kecius to bo a pause in the
Euroieun demand. The diminished
volume of speculation is probably the
weakest feature in the market at pres
ent, as the trade generally have accept
ed as a fact that Europe wants all the
surplus food products that we have to
spare. The presence of a so-called
"bull clique" has been largely ren(,cii-
siblo for the decreased trade and done
muuh to check the advance. The in
crt'uxiiig stocks would not prove suffi
cient to depress values, but in conjunc
tion with the lessened exjuirt demand
and alwunco of speculation the current
of the market has been turned and un
til conditions are changed a lower range
of values is to be expected temporarily.
Corn values have' suffered a severe
decline, due in part to local speculative
conditions. The salient jioiiiU of
weakness in the market, however, have
been the large receipts, enormous stocks
and the insufficiency of the cash de
mand. The forward movement is now
fulling off. Farmers have practically
ceased selling. The cash demand is
also improving and a stronger market ii
probable next week. Crop luospts
are unfavorable. Serious damage has
occurred since the lust government re
port was compiled, and the next report
will show a very large decrease in the
estimated yield. Present values are
below the average for years pant and in
vitu speculative buying. The shortage
in the world's wheat crop would in it
self warrant better values for corn, uj.
in connection with the serious shortage
in the potato crop, etstimated at
1,000,000,000 bushels, it is apparent
Mat corn will be in greater export de
mand than ever before. We regard
present weakness as bnt temporary, and
certain to be followed by much higher
FIREMEN TO THE RESCUE.
FOOD SHORTAGE INEVITABLE
Wheeling Carries Dispatches.
San Francisco, Sept. 27. The gun
boat Wheeling sailed for Honolulu to
night She was obliged to fill vacan
cies in her crew by drafting 40 men
from the monitor Monadnock. The
Wheeling carried dispatches to Hono
lulu in advance of the reuglar mail
Greensburg, Ind., Sept 27. Charles
Gallagher, an aged flagman at a Big
Four erasing in this city, was struck
Captain Tattle's Report on Conditions
In the North.
Washington, Sept. 27. Captain
Tuttle, in command of tha outtor Boar.
of the Behring sea patrol, in a report
to the secretary of the treasury, giver
an official account of the rescue of Car
tain Whitesides, his wife and a numboi
of the crew of the steamer Nevarcl;
which was caught in the ice Hack off
Icy Cape, July 30, and also reports at
to the condition of affairs at St.
The Bear reached St. Michaols Au
gust zb, wnere auout suu miners were
found camping on the beach. On or
rival uaptain iuttle recoived request!
Irom tne Alaska Commercial Com pan)
and the .North American Trading Com
pany to remain wtih his command al
St. Michaels until some means could 1
devised to maintain law and order
He was informed that among the sud-
don influx of people were manv bad
characters, and previous to the arriva
of the Bear, open threats had been
made as to what they would do if the
transportation company failed to get
them up the Yukon. Hug was impos
sible with the means at hand.
Captain Tuttle says that navigation
would close in a few days and that 12
vessels were then on the way to St.
Michaels, the most of them with pas
sengers, and he thought if they did not
return on the vessels which brought
them, much suffering must result.
The captain decided to comply with
the requests which had been made un
til Captain Hooper, of the command ol
the Behring sea fleet, could be com
In concluding his report Captain
Tutlte says that in his opinion the situ
ation on the Yukon this winter will be
a very serious matter, and in his judg
ment the limited supply of food will
result in starvation.
Wheat Walla Walla, 79c: Val
ley and Bluestein, 8182o per bushel
Flour Best grades, $4.40; graham,
$3.70; superfine, $2.50 per barrel.
OatB Choice white, 8738c; choice
gray, 86c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $1920; brew
ing, $1920 wr ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $14 per ton;
middlings, $21; shorts, $15.60.
Hay Timothy, $1212.60; clover.
$10 11; California wheat, $10
do oat. $11: Oreiron wild huv. $9(3
10 per ton.
Eggs 10 17,e per dozen.
Butter J) ancy creamery. 4550o;
fair to good, 35 40c; dairy, 80 35c
Cheese Oregon, llk'o; Youna
America, 12 !c; California, 910c per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3,000
8.60 per dozen; broilers, $2. 00 2. 75;
geese, $67; ducks, $4 4.50 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 910o per
Potatoes. Oiegon Burbankg, 40
45c per sack; new potatoes, 50o per
sack; sweets, f 1.40 per cental.
Onions California, new, red, $1.25;
yellow, 80o per cental.
Hops 1315o per pound for new
crop; 1890 crop, 67c
Wool Valley, 1415c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 10 12c; niohuir, 20c
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 22c; dressed mutton,
So; spring lambs, 6 per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.60;
light and feeders, $3 4; dressed, $5
5.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, lop steers, $2. 75 8
cows $2.25; dressed beef, 45e per
Veal Largo, 1 5o; small, 5 'n'0o
nutter iancy native oreamery,
brick, 28 24c; ranch, 14 16c
Cheese rative Washington. 1C2I
lie; California, 9o.
liggs Jresh ranch, 2021o.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
bens, 10c; spring chickens, $2.50
8; ducks, $3.503.75.
Wheat Feed wheat, $30 per ton.
Oats Choice, per ton, $22 23.
Corn Whole, $24; cracked, per ton,
$2ii; teed meal, $22 per ton.
Barley Kolled or ground, per ton,
$22; whole, $22.
1 resh Meuts Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6o; cows, 6Jc; mutton sheep,
55o; pork, 7c; veal, small, 0.
J resh iish Halibut, 5 7c; salmon,
3sCc; salmon trout, 7 10a;flounders
nd sole, 84; ling cod, 4 5; rook
cod, 6a; smelt, 24c
Taooma, Sept. 27. The steamship
Willamette sailed from Tacoma tonight
for Skaguay and way ports. She will
carry to the north all the freight that
can be stored in her hold and piled
upon her deck. The deckload com
prises 800,000 feet of lumber. The
cargo will amount to 2,900 tons. The
steamer has 80 head of live stock, com
prising cattle, hogs and sheep. The
passenger list from the Sound will
number 100 people, most of whom are
traders or speculators.
Attempt to Hum a New
New Orleans, Sept. 27. Efficient
work by the lire department in the face
of tha attack of a mob enabled the de
partment to save the main portion ot
tho Beunregard school building, which
was fired last night by rioters, who ob
jected to having the structure convert
ed into a yellow fever hospital. Only
the annex and one end of the structure)
were reduced to ashes.
After the muss meeting of citisnna
held last night a riotous crowd gathered
around tho building and openly threat
ened at the first 0ortunily that they
would tire it.
Ihroughout yesterday evening Sister
Agnes aud a number of other Sinters of
Charity, together with holp from tha
hospitul, hud been putting the building
in order for the reception of yellow
At nightfull Surgeon Bloom, of tha
hospital, the sisters and others had
been warned that they had better leave
the building. They did so, and made
their way through a dense orowd of
panic-stricken citizens. Then a small
force of police was ordered to the scene.
While the police were engaged in at
tempting to quell the riotous crowd in
front of the building, two iuoendiariea
with a five-gallon can of oil proceeded
to the rear and quickly had the build
ing in flames.
An alarm was tamed in, bnt the first
neighboring engine had toarcely arrived
when the hose was cot. When other
engines arrived their hose was also de
stroyed by the mob. Chief Gaiter
finally arrived with a squad of officers,
which beat the mob back.
EXPLOSION IN A MINE.
Ban Francisco Markets.
Wool Choice foothill, 812c; San
Joaquin, 6 months' 79o; do year's
staple, 79c; mountain, 10 11c; Ore
gon; 11 14c per pound.
Hops 1013o per pound.
Millstuffs Middlings, $19.5020;
California bran, $13.6014.50 per ton.
Onions Aew red, 7080o; do new
silverskin, 85c$l percental.
Potatoes .New, in boxes, 85 85c,
Butter Fancy creamery, 27 28c; do
seconds, 2526c; fancy dairy, 23 24c;
good to choice, 20 (? 22c per pound.
Eggs Store, 1825c; ranch, 80
32o; Eastern, 20 25; duck, 20o per
Citrus fruit Oranges, Valencias,
$1.603; Mexican limes, $5; Cali
fornia lemons, fancy, $3; do common,
$1.60(3 2.60 per box.
Fresh fruit Apples, 60 65c per
large box; apricots, 20 40c; Fontain
bleau grapes, 1525o; muscats, 20
86c; black, 20 30c; tokay, 2080o;
peaches, 8560c; pears, 85c$l per
box; plums, 2040c; crab apples, 20
Ob Msi Killed, Three Fatally and Bla
Marion, 111., Sept 27. One man
was killed, three fu tally injured, and
six severely burned and bruised by an
explosion of gua in the Williams county
coal mine today. An unknown miner
ia still imprisoned in the shaft, and
waa undoubtedly killed instantly. Tha
dead man is Frank Farrar, an Italian
The injured are: G. Grieti, burned
by the explosion, will die; Peter Cas
per, burned internally, will die; Joe
Barlow, driver boy, crashed about the
Lead, will die.
A shift of 45 men went down the
main shaft in the cage at 7 o'clock this
morning. They had proceeded only a
short distance up the main gangway
when the lamp on the leader's cap ig
nited a large body of gas. A terrible
explosion resulted. Farrar and the un
known miner were knocked down, the
latter being buried under a mask of
broken timbers and rocks. TIiohb who
were able to crawl back to the foot of
the shaft signalled for the cage, which
had been blown to the surface bv the
force of the explosion.
Rescuers descended, and soon all the
injured men were brought to the sur
face. Afterdamp followed the explo
sion, and put a stop to the search for'
the body of the unknown miner.
All Quiet at Hasletoa.
llazleton, Pa., Sept. 27. The coron
er's jury investigating the death of the
Lattimer victims met again and heard
aaumonai testimony. Nothing new
was adduced. After a half doson wit
nesses had been examined, Coroner
McKee closed the inquest and the jury
retired. They will meet tomorrow to
deliberate and decide upon a verdict.
It was the intention of General Gobin
to order the withdrawal of part ot the
militia, but the rain interfered. Bat
tery C, of the artillery, broke camp,
today and returned to Phoenixville,
where tomorrow, weather permitting,
the 11th and 12th regiments will leave.
The governor's troop toured the re
gion today. The city troop of Phila
delphia will return home next week.
All was quiet in the region today.
Suicide of a Disgraced Seamen.
San Francisco, Sept. 27. The steam
er Moana, from Sydney, via Honolulu,
arrived this morning with the folllow-i
ing Hawaiian advices, under date of
Woolf, a seaman on board of the
Philadelphia, disrated and confined in
the brig on a serious charge, committed
suioidoon tho 14th by hanging himself
with the hammock lashings. Woolf
was ashore last Saturday night drink
ing heavily. Captain Dyer found
Woolf was guilty of disorderly conduct
and bringing disgrace upon the ship,
and sentenced him to five days' solitary
confinement on bread and water, at the
same time reducing his rating from first
to fourth class. The captain believes
the man was insane.
Street Car Strike Threatened.
Chicago, Sept. 27. Developments) ot
the last 12 hours point to a general
strike of all street car conductors, motor
men and gripmen in the employ of the
Chicago City Kuilway Company. From
the present outlook, the only block to a
general walkout would be the surren
der of General Manager Bowen and the
reinstatement of 29 discharged men. to
gether with the recognition of the new
anion by the company. A general
ass meeting of all the street car men
of tho city has been called to take final
action. This oour.se was decided noon
tonight at a conference attended by 25
of the most prominent labor leaders in
Chicago and tho executive committee
of the local street car men's union.
Cuban Need Quinine.
Washington, Sept. 27. Colonel An-
gierra, a Cuban, has received a dispatch
from President Cisneros which states
that the latter has been ill from the
prevailing malarial fever. He say
that the army is in need of quinine
Muskogee, I. T., Sept. 27. Every
business house in the town of Afton.
15 miles from here, was burned tbia
afternoon. The loss is stated to be