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Oregon City Goarier.
A. W. CHENEY, Publisher.
OREGON CITY OREGON
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Interesting Collection of Current Event
In Condensed Form From
General Weyler announces that he
will embark from Cubaon October 20.
Benjamin Nelson was found dead on
the floor of his cabin near Hendrioks,
The general grand chapter of Royal
Arch Masons is in seesion at Baltimore.
Delegates are present from all parts
of the world.
Lela Jones, 4 years old, was killed
t a logging camp, near Ferndale,
Wash., by being crushed under two
rolling logs. She was playing about
the dumps where trie logs are rolled
. into the Nooksack river.
The whalers that wintered in the
Arctic last year are having hard luck
this season. Only one of them succed
ed in killing a whale this'summer, and
the fleet that will return this fall will
tring only a small revenue to their
Sunday was the sixth anniversary of
the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
Five thousand nationalists paraded the
streets of Dublin to the bleak Glasnev
in cemetery, where they heaped high
the grave of their, famous and talented
leader with flowers brought from all
the counties of Irelund.
Senorita Evangel in a Cisneros, the
Cuban girl who escaped from Casa de
Kecogias, in Havana, is said to have
arrived in New York city. American
iriends accompanied her by train from
New Orleans. On reaching Jersey City,
Miss Cisneros was taken in a closed car
riage to the headquarters of the Cuban
Cubans of New York celebrated the
29th anniversary of the beginning of
the 10 years' war by a mass meeting,
presided over by Tomas Estrada Palma,
president of the junta. All the speak
ers emphasized, amid great applause
from the audience, the firm resolution
of the Cuban people to carry on the
struggle until absolute independence of
Cuba is accomplished.
A dispatch from Long Valley, Idaho,
eays there has been a battle between
settlers and sheepherders, and that
three of the farmers were killed. The
trouble is the outgrowth of the strained
relations that have existed in that sec
tion between the settlers and sheepmen
for some time. It has been no uncom
mon thing for stock to be maimed and
haystacks to be burned, and even foy
settlers and Bheepmen to exchange
shots, but no one has heretofore been
The United States board of geogra
phical names, which meets at Washing
ton, D. C, at state intervals, has just
rendered decisions determining the
spelling of 149 geographical names.
These include a number in Alaska, sig
nificant at this time in view of the
Klondike excitement. Many varia
tions of nomenclature for the same
place are encountered, and the board's
action settles the uniform usage. As
to Klondike, the1 decision is to spell it
as here given, and not Clomlyke. Tiie
inlet, river and village at the head of
Linn canal, which now appears in the
newspapers almost daily under the
form of Dyea, the starting point for
the overland route, is an Indian word
which has sppeared in many forms.
Admiral Meade, in 1809, wrote it
Ty-Ya; Kratise, in 1882, wrote it
Dejah; Schwatka, in 1888, Dayi; Dull,
in 1883, Taiya. The board adopt, the
Edward Langtry, the former hus
band of Lily Langtry, has been placed
in an insane asylum.
At Dixon, la. , the dead Dody of Rob
ert Parks was found in his burning
house. It is believed he was murdered
for his money.
During a quarrel at their home in
St. Louis, George P. Puffer, a stenog
rapher, shot liis father-in-law, Robert
Delaney, through the brain, and then
Eddie Bosloy, the 20-months-old
child of MrB. George Bosloy, was killed
at Botholl.Wash., by a Seattle & Inter
national train. The child's head was
severed from its body.
The Union Paoillo committee has
acceded to the government's contention
that its lien on the Union Paeilio road
includes the Omaha bridge, and that it
has increased its cash bid so us to make
th entire concession approximately $5,
000,000. This would make its guaran
ty ofl'er for the property, including the
sinking fund, now in the treasury, about
The United States circuit court has
decided that tapioca Hour must be taxed
a duty of 2 cents per pound. This
will increase the government revenue
many hundreds of thousands of dollars
per annum. This tlour is used almost
exclusively in all the Chinese laundries
in the United States because of its
cheapness, as starch, and it has been
the most formidable obstacle to the
starch manufacturing industry in the
Burglars broke into the office of the
steamer Flyer on the water front at
Seattle, and, after overhauling the con
tents of several trunks, carried away
the safe, weighing 400 pounds. Mo
trace of it has been found.
A California company proposes to
build three enormous rafts at Stella, on
the Columbia river, and take them to
San Franoisoo during the coming sum
mer. Each raft will contain over 80,
000 piles, to be used by the Southern
Pacitlo Company in the construction
and repair of wharves.
COOK'S INLET GOLD.
No Bonanza, but Satisfactory Returns
Port Townsend, Wash., Oct. 13. As
an evidence that gold is found else
where than at Klondike, the steamer
City of Topeka, which arrived this
evening from Alaska, brought down an
aggregate of $ 300,000 in gold dust, all
from Cook's inlet, the result of this
summer's work. This amount is dis
tributed among 85 men, who are com
ing out W spend the winter in a land
where climatic conditions are more fa
vorable than those of the country they
have just left. On the 22d of Septem
ber, 116 men left Cook's inlet on the
steamer Perry, for Sitka, where they
took the Topeka for Puget sound.
Thirty-one of the party stopped at
Juneau, where they will spend the
winter. No rich strikes are reported
at Cook's inlet, but the men averaged
$5 in dust every day they worked. On
rare occasions, a man would pan out
$10 per day, and often as low as $3.
Among the pasengers was Robert
Michaelson, who is making his first
visit to the outside world in that time.
He brought out several thousand dol
lars, how much he would not state.
He owns several rich claims, which he
will work next year. Michaelson will
spend the winter at his old home,
Alces.es, S. D.
II. A. Schemser has upwards of $10,
000, after a stay of seven years. He is
going to San Francisco for the winter,
and will return in the spring. He
owns four of the best olaims in the
group. T. J.Reilly, of New York, who
went to Cook's inlet in March, 1896,
and stayed there all winter for the rea
son that he had not sufficient money to
pay his way down, was aslo a passenger
on the Topeka today. He is the owner
of two quartz claims on Bear creek, in
one of which the ledge is two feet wide,
and assays $150 per ton. The other is
eight feet wide, and assays $50 per ton.
Reilly lias with him $3,000 in dust,
which he washed from a placer claim
during the past summer. He will re
turn in the spring with machinery for a
Provisions are reported as plentiful
at reasonable prices at Cook's inlet.
There was little or no sickness there
during the past season. About 80 of
the1 500 men who were at Cook's inlet
during the summer will winter there.
Some Rich Stories.
Seattle, Oct. 13. The steamer City
of Topeka arirved tonight from Juneau.
Among her passengers was John F.
Maloney, of Juneau, who came out
from Dawson with the Galvin party.
In an interview with the correspondent
of the Associated Press, Mr. Maloney
"Hunker fcreek and Gold Bottom
creek, it is conceded, will equal if not
rival the already famous Bonanza and
Eldorado creeks. More -especially is
this true of Hunker creek. Location
No. 88 on that oreek is among the rich
est in the Klondike district. Many of
the claims on this creek will run $3,000
to the box. On No. 80 Eldorado, Alex
ander McDonald's claim, one man, in a
shift and a half (whioh is about 12
hours), shoveled in $20,000. On
Skookum gulch, whioh enters Bonanza
at No. 2, I saw $30,000 weighed out of
two box lengths."
Mr. Maloney saw a 16-quart brass
kettle filled with gold dust in the cabin
of T. Dinsmore, Harry Spenz, Bill Mo
Fee and others. No. 13 Bonanza,
owned by Oscar Ashley and Billy
Leake, will produce $1,000,000. Ten
days after the boat left for down the
rrver, taking the gold, the Nortli
American Trading & Trasportation
Company had a quarter of a million in
its safe at Dawson. This shows how
rapidly the gold accumulates. Mr.
Maloney says that over $3,000,000 will
come out this fall.
"There are stacks and stacks of
gold," he said, "each with the owner's
name on it. Alexander McDonald will
produce the largest amount. I hesitate
to give figures, but the simple truth is
that his various interests will yield
from $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 this
wintor. These figures are staggering,
The statement is made that Henry
Bratnobor, agent1 for the Rotchilds,
who has been spending several weeks at
the diggings, offered over $1,000,000
for 10 claims adjoining one another on
Eldorado, but the offer was declined.
Skaguay Schooner Burned.
Victoria, B. 0., Oct. 13. The steam
er City of Topeka, which arrived from
Alaska today, brought Captain Hackett
and the orew of the schooner Aunio O.
Moore, which was burned in Lynn
canal. She loft here lor Skaguay with
a load of hay and feed, but both
schooner and cargo were completely de
stroyed. Killed In a Mine.
Butte, Mont., Oct. 13. Joe Wallace
was instantly killed, and David MeEl
voy fatally injured tonight, at the St.
Lawrence mine. The men were min
ers, and were ooming up on the cage.
The engineer failed to stop the engine,
and the cage was carried up into the
sheaves, throwing both men off. Wal
lace's neck was broken
Brenham, Tex.. Oct. 13. Bob Car
ter killed James Buroh in a saloon last
night and then surrendered. Today
his body was found riddled with bullets
back of the jail.
Burned While Drunk.
San Luis Obispo, Cal., Oct. 13.
Frank Guerrero was burned to death
this morning, 18 miles north of this
city. While under the influence of
liquor, he fell asleep in the manger,
and matches in his pocket kindled a
fire and destroyed the barn. Two horses
Liverpool has the largest fle engine
in the world equal to throwing 1,800
gallons a minute and a stream 140 feet
CAUGHT ON TIIE TRAIL
Winter Overtakes Prospec
tors at the Lakes.
THE SUFFERING IS INTENSE
Two Feet' of Snow Already Miners
Camped In Flimsy Tents Ice ou
Lakes Blocks Further Travel
Skaguay, Alaska, Oct. 12. Several
parties are just in over theDalton trail
from Klondike, and all bring the same
story scarcity of provisions and pos
sible hunger and starvation as the
portion of many there this winter.
The latest arrivals, James Clark and
C. A. Brown, who have been mining
on Birch creek, having left Dawson
City September 6, poled up the river to
150 miles above Pelly river, and there
bought horses and came in over the
"supposed" Dalton trail, making the
trip in 26 days to Haines' mission, get
ting there on Sunday. They passed
the Thorp party on the summit with
100 head of cattle. Most of the party
were discouraged and wanted to turn
back. Brown and Clark told them
they had gone through 100 miles of
snow where no food could be got for
their stock, and it would be utterly im
possible to get their cattle through
alive. Thorp had already lost 15 pack
horses on the trail, and part of his or
iginal party had turned back two days
before, but he was stubborn and would
not consent to turn back himself.
About 25 persons came out over the
Dalton trail in the past week, and say
there are a good many following them,
all bringing the same report, that there
is no trail, that it is 417 miles long,
that summits innumerable have to be
crossed and streams forded, and that it
is impossible to find your way without
Indian guides. The largest party to
come out together consisted of 11 per
sons. An Indian packer who lias just ar
rived from Lake Lindemann reports
that two feet of snow fell at Lakes
Lindemann and Bennett, and the dis
tress and suffering there are intense.
Most of the people at the lakes live in
tents, and many have made provision
for getting away this season. They
have not built cabins for themselves,
and the Indian says that with so much
snow on the ground, which will in all
probability remain, there will be in
tense suffering before the people are
housed in shacks or cabins. The win
ter snows have begun to fall on the
pass, and there are yet hundreds of
men scattered along the trail between
Sheep camp and the lake. This is well
known, traveling over thp pass in one
of those snow storms, wh ch frequently
lasts one or two weeks, is impossible,
and when this fact is cojnsidered, it is
easy to imagine the Awful condition
which confronts the gold-seekers.
There are grave fears that many will
perish on the trail before they can
reach Lake Lindemann.
Late reports from the lake are that
ice is rapidly forming, and all indica
tions point to an unusually early and
Australian Mine on Fire.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 12. The
steamer Miowera, which arrived from
Australia today, brings an account of
the fire in the Broken Mill mine on
September 13. Between 6 and 7
o'clock on that day, the shift bosses in
block 13 discovered a portion of the
underground workings to be afiame,and
immediately gave the alarm. The un
derground drives were found to be full
of smoke, and for a long time the blaze
oould not be located. Volunteers were
called for from the surface, and, in
charge of mine officers, they went be
low, spending their energies to get at
the seat of the fire. Bags of sand, to
gether with canvas and timber, were
sent down several shafts to form block
ades and confine the flames. After a
hard struggle the men were driven
back by the flames, and when the Mion
wera left the fire was Btill raging.
Fifty men were overcome by smoke and
heat, three succumbing to the injuries
Captain Whiteside's Canvas Boat.
San Francisco, Get. 12. The whal
ing schooner Bonanza, which reached
the harbor on Friday night, brought
from the Arctic the canvas boat in
which Captain and Mrs. Whitesides
and six of the crew of the Nevarch es
caped from the ice jam that wrecked
the vessel, to the shore, and subse
quently to the cutter Bear. It has a
double oanvas bottom, and while the
captain and his crew were dragging it
over the ice, a bearskin was stretched
over the canvas for protection. To tiie
forethought of Captain Whitesides in
having it built is due the safety of him
self and seven others.
Cuban Exiles May Keturn.
Havana, Oct, 13. General Weyler
has issued a decree allowing the return
to the island of Senor Gonzales Lanuza,
a judge of the supreme court of Havana
and a professor in university; Dr.
Emilio Nunez, a well-known lawyer;
Alfredo Zayas, Adolfo Diaz, Ignacio
Lamas, Manuel Castro Palomino, Juan
Nnsenat, Adolfo de la Cueva, Miguel
Ferro, and 121 others who had been ex
pelled. Mutinous Talk In a Kegiinent.
Chicago, Oct. 13. The punishment
meted out to Private Charles Ham
mond, at Fort Sheridan, yesterday, baa
caused considerable mutinous talk
among the entire regiment of the post.
Under orders from Captain Lovering C.
Day, Hammond was dragged feet first
by four soldiers from the guardhouse
down a flight of Btairs, to the head
quarters, 500 yards, up the stairs, then
down again and to the adjutant's quart
ers, where he was to be given a hearing
for refusing to work.
WEYLER OFF FOR MADRID.
Spanish Ministry Orders Htm to Quit
Cuba at Once.
New York, Oct. 13. A dispatoh to
the World from Madrid says:
The minister of war has cabled to
General Weyler to embark for Madrid
immediately, handing over his com
mand to the Marquis de Ahmuda or
General Linares. All high civil officers
and the prinoipal lieutenants of Wey
ler will be replaced promptly.
The government telegraphed an order
to cease instantly all rigorous methods
of warfare practiced hitnerto.
With the exception of conservatives
and republicans who persist in oourt
mg Weyler, the majority of the press
openly applaud the new government
for gazetting decrees recalling Weyler
and appointing Marshal Blanco governor-general
So determined was the cabinet to act
vigorously that immediately after the
council of ministers approved the above
decrees, Count Xinquena, minister of
public works, carried them to the pal
ace. The queen got up from dinner to
sign them. The minister of war tele
graphed the Transatlantic Company to
postpone the departure of the mail
steamer to allow General Blanco to
embark Tuesday with a numerous staff.
Six generals, officers who served under
Marshal Campos in the early part of
the present war, and 20,000 men as re
inforcements, will follow in November.
General Blanco is not expected to be
in a position to form a correct estimate
as to the situation, or to suggest the
best course to follow before the middle
Military operations will continue as
soon as fine weather permits against
all insurgents not disposed to submit
on hearing of the contemplated reforms
and the reversal of the policy of the
last two years.
General Blanco, new captain-general
of Cuba, announces that he will act
with great energy against the insurg
ents, and will employ all political
means to restore equality of treatment
in various section's of the community.
He has the greatest desire to end the
war and establish peace by the system
adopted in 1879. The inhabitants of
Palma, the birthplace of General Wey
ler, are preparing to give him an ova
tion on his return from Cuba.
The government has received unfav
orable intelligence of the revival of the
insurrection in the Philippine islands.
The situation there is serious. Six
filibustering expeditions from Japan
and China have landed arms and war
stores on various parts of the ooast.
Considerable reinforcements will have
to be sent to Manila before the fine
season opens, when the rebels are
likely to resume offensive operations,
because the present governor, Marshal
Rivera, has sent home halt the Euro
pean force, believing the rebellion to
Marshal Campos declined to go to
the Philippines, believing his presence
in Spain more necessary if the eventu
alities of the colonial wars should make
military didtature necessary.
EIGHTY MILLIONS OF GOLD.
Estimated Output of United States
Mines for 1897.
Chicago, Oct. 13. The Times-Herald
today publishes reports from all the
gold-producing sec'ions of the country
showing an enormous increase in the
output for 1897. On the subject the
"Gold production in the United
States has increased with marvelous
rapidity during the current year. The
craze of the Klondike region should
not obscure the great facts as they ex
ist. Klondike's total yield for 1897
seems roughly to be about $8,000,000.
That is a comfortable sum, but it is a
mere nothing when compared with the
wonderful output of the yellow metal
in the United States."
The Times-Herald, estimating the
total output for 1897 of California,
Colorado, the Black hills, Arizona,
Montana, Idaho and Oregon, places the
figures at $71,300,000, and says:
"Washington, Wyoming, New Mex
ico and Nevada will also be heavy
producers, and their yield will be
enormously increased. Counting this
with the Klondike estimated production
of $8,000,000, the yield of the United
States for 1897 will exceed $30,000,000,
one-third of the world's estimated out
put for the year."
Blot at Kome.
Rome, Oct. 13. A large procession
of tradesmen, headed by the pro-syndi-ca
of Rome and president of the cham
ber of commerce, marched to the office
of the minister of the interior this
morning to protest and confer with the
government regarding increased taxa
tion. Premier Rudinl received the
committee and promise that everything
possible would be done to promote
friendly relations and greater equity
between the tax collectors and the tax
payers. A large crowd of people collected
around the ministry, angry shouts were
heard and some of those present as
sumed a threatening attitude. The
police attempted to disperse the violent
portion of the crowd, and in the con
flict six ixilicemen were injured and one
rioter killed. Revolvers were freely
used, and many persons in the crowd
injured. Twenty leaders of the distur
bance were arrested. The condition of
the three wounded polioemen is serious.
The Story Growing; Rapidly.
Denver, Oct. 13. E. Guilbault,
formerly a Colorado mining man, has
just returned from Alaska. He says
the country about Cook's inlet is as
rich as Klondike, and that the miners
there are taking out $25 to $100 a day.
Galtee-More Keported Sold.
Vienna, Cot. 13. It is asserted that
the government has purchased the race
horse Galteo-More, the Derby winner,
Evidence of Steady Growtfc
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Prom All the Cities and Towns of
the Thriving; Sister States
A new shingle mill has been started
A wingless lark is the latest Lane
county f rijak.
A sneak thief stole 100 jars of fruit
from a house in Eugene.
A golden eagle measuring 7 feet 4
inches was killed near Astoria.
Three thousand lambs were recently
sold in Grant county at $1.50 per head.
A band of 8,000 2-year-old wethers
was sold in Wallowa county last week.
' The cannery in Marshfield is receiv
ing on an average of 500 salmon a day
A drive of 2,000,000 feet of logs is
being made down the McKenzie river
It is reported that a rich plaoer strike
has been made on Bear creek, 20 miles
The lumber mill at Rainier, which
has been idle for a long time, has re
According to the returns of the as
sessor the total of the taxable property
of Jackson county is $4,523,821.
There have been 13 houses built in
Toledo during the past summer, and
several more will be built this fall.
A buck, two does and three , fawn,
killed with two shots from a shotgun,
is the record made by a Gates Creek
hunter. . . i
A shipment of 600 fine head of cattle,
making a trainload of 22 cars, was
recently made from Baker City to
It is estimated that a pasture near
Monroe contains 4,000 bushels of
acorns. The nuts will be utilized to
County warrants in Jacksonville are
selling at 2 per cent premium. This is
said to be the highest paid for Jackson
oounty warrants in 20 years.
An Ashland paper says that the free-picture-and-you-buy-the-frame
was worked in Ashland last week, the
workers oleaning up about $400.
Since the late rains on Camas prairie,
grass is coming up nicely. Many of
the farmers are plowing and others are
putting in their fall grain.
About 22,00 tons of rock has been
dumped on the Coquille jetty this sea
son, and a few thousand more will be
necessary to complete the work for the
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany is putting in another arm and
wire on its lines between Portland and
Tacoma. It is said the company was
unable to get men in Porltand to do
the work and was obliged to bring a
crew of men from Minneapolis.
Sheriff Kilburn and posse, of Baker
county, had a hot fight with two cattle
thieves on Lower Powder river. Forty
shots were exchanged. Fred Hull was
shot through the arm, but escaped to,
Baker City. Earl Wheeler was not
captured. Hull called a doctor to his
lodging-house and was caught there.
The thieves had 80 cattle, whioh they
were driving to Idaho across Snake
river, expecting to exchange them and
bring back strange cattle to the butcher.
The gang is suspected of having oper
ated for a long time.
A six-inch refracting telescope has
been received in Tacoma by the Puget
Captain L. H. Coon has assumed the
duties of collector of the port at Ever
ett, succeeding W. R. Stockbridge.
Union City is the name of the new
town just started in the vicinity of the
new gold finds in Whatcom county.
Kitsap county has sued Snohomish
county for $600, alleged to have been
paid improperly by Kitsap on the su
preme judge's salary. ,
James A. Roberts, a logger and
woodsman, about 50 years of age,
dropped dead in a saloon in Whatcom,
probably of heart disease.
The dead body of a man found near
the Indian reservation school, near Ta
coma, with a bullet through his brain,
was identified as that of Charles Ley.
H. S. Ballou, a well-known real es
tate dealer, dropped dead in Port An
geles on the eve of his departure for
California, the cause being hemorrhage
of the lungs
There is an estimated shortage in the
oat crop around La Conner of 2,000
sacks or 60,000 bushels. Every farmer
on the flat reports his shortage at from
800 to 1,2000 sacks.
Negotiations are well under way to
secure the location of 100 families of
Hollanders on the Book ranch, in West
Aberdeen, where the liul is said to be
well loctaed for such a colony.
Governor Rogers has appointed R.
C. McCroskey regent of the Washington
agricultural college. McCrosfeey will
probably fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Regent Windus.
Since Governor Rogers began signing
commissions there have been 143 notar
ial appointments in Washington.
Many of these are reappointments. For
each notarial appointment, $10 goes
into the state library fund.
A good many Indians stopped in
Ellensburg on their way home from the
Yakima hopfields. Most of them are
Okanogans, of Chief Moses' band.
While there they spent quite a lot of
money, and the merchants profited by
: a brisk cash trade.
ANOTHER BOLD HOLD UP.
TrfO Ken Stop and Rob an Oregon
Portland, Oot, 12. The East Side
Railway Company's car, Ona, bound
for Portland, was held up at Meldrum
station, four miles this side of Oregon
City, at Olast evening, by two high
waymen, and from the 85 passengers
on "board $97 was taken. Both the
robbers were armed with revolvers,
each had his face blackened, and each
acted with perfect calmness during the
robbery. Not a single shot was fired
by either the robbers or passengers.
An absurd civility prevailed, and when
the work had been finished the high
waymen bade their victims a courteous
adieu and said they would call again
when broke. They then backed a short
distance into the brush and secreted
themselves until the car moved on.
The work of the two men is well in
line with the attempt on the O. R. &
N. passenger only a short time ago,'
but the result was more satisfactory to
the robbers. Who they are is unknown
to the authorities, although some per
sons on the car asserted that they rec
ognized the voice of one of them. The
pursuit was commenced as soon as the
car could reach this oity and the police
could be returned to the scene, but so
far no trace of them can be found.
The Ona left Oregon City at 6:20
There were about 85 passengers aboard,
the, seats nearly all being full. At
Meldrum station there is a switch,
which necessitates a slowing down for
a distance. The track at this point is
in a very light out, and on both sides
there is a considerable growth of low
underbrush and ferns. When the Ona
was passing this place the motorman
heard something running through the
brush and ferns, which he supposed
was cattle fleeing from the car. A
moment later, however, he realized
that the somethings were coming to
ward the car, and that their speed was
not due to fright.
A medium-sized man stepped on the
front step while the car was still go
ing slowly, and, approaohing the mo
torman, peremptorily commanded him
to stop the car. The motorman did
not' grasp the situation at first, but
thought a joke was being perpetrated.
The highwayman soon disabused his
mind by poking a revolver into his
face as an additional emphasis, which
induced the motorman to act promptly.
The robber asked him if he had any
money, and, being answered in the
negative, patted hjs pockets to ascer
tain if the answer was true. He then
ordered the motorman inside the car,
and started in to "go through" the
About the same time the man
jumped on at the front, a second rob
ber climbed onto the rear platform.
He indicated his purpose by pointing a
revolver down the aisle of the car to
intimidate the passengers. Just as the
car was coming to a halt the conductor
managed to pass down the aisle to the
center of the car,, and, reaching the
button overhead, turned off the lights.
He then stood near that place during
the proceedings following.
The man in front found the work of
taking the surplus cash possessed by
the passengers impeded by the lack of
light. He had taken the money from
three passengers, when he decided to
have the lights turned on again. He
ordered the conductor to do this, using
an oath each time. "Turn on the
lights or I'll blow your brains out,"
was repeated once or twice, to which
the conduotor replied that some one
outside had pulled the trolley off. At
last the robber at the front end called
out two or three times for the car to go
ahead so that he could have the benefit
of the moonlight. Following his or
der, the car moved on until it turned
so that the light shone in fairly well,
when he said that was enough, when it
stopped again. How the car was
moved is not clear, as the motorman
says he was taken inside and kept
there, and neither of the two robbers
in sight went to the front platform.
The robber from the front continued
his work when the car came to a halt.
He went down the aisle commanding
the passengers to stand, and taking
from them the money offered, and in
some cases feeling of their pockets to
see if they had given all. He passed
alleged witticisms with several, and
kept up a talk the whole time he was
iu the car.
After the robber from the front had
gone through the car, the one Btanding
guard at the rear asked impatiently if
he was tl rough. Being told that all
was finished, he again asked how much
had been gotten. No. 1 said, "Oh, $15
or $16," and the two then backed out
of the rear door. They kept their pis
tols pointed at the car after reaching
the ground until they had backed about
10 feet, when they squatted in the
brush until the car had gone on.
Explosion In a Mine.
Baker City, Or., Oct. 12. This af
ternoon, at 4 o'clock, an explosion of
giant powder occurred in the 600-foot
level of the Virtue mine, killing J. P.
Maddox and injuring several other
miners. The cause of the explosion
was the dropping of a lighted candle in
the powder magazine.
To Settle It Finally.
Constantinople, Oct. 13. The sultan
has appointed the minister of foreign
affairs, Tewfik Pasha, as the plenipo
tentiary of Turkey to negotiate the
peace treaty with Greece.
Jumped the Track.
Seattle, Oct. 12. This afternoon an
electric car on Third avenue jumped
the track and plunged down a 10-foot
embankment. The car contained about
25 passengers, but none of them were
Struck by an Electric Car.
Detroit, Oct. 12. Thomas McGraw,
an aged capitalist, was struck by an
electrio car today, sustaining injuries
from which he cannot recover.