Oregon City Goarier. A. W. CHENEY, Publisher. OREGON CITY OREGON NEWS OF THE WEEK Interesting Collection of Current Event In Condensed Form From Both Continents General Weyler announces that he will embark from Cubaon October 20. Benjamin Nelson was found dead on the floor of his cabin near Hendrioks, Or. 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 owners. 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 sympathizers. 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 killed. 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 form Ttiia. 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 killed himself. 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 $50,000,000. 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 United States. 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 for Labor. 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 stamp mill. 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 said: "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, but true," 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 Texas Justice. 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 also perished. Liverpool has the largest fle engine in the world equal to throwing 1,800 gallons a minute and a stream 140 feet high. 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 severe winter." 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 received. 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 of Cuba. 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 of November. 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 be subdued. 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 Times-Herald says: "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, for $30,000. NORTHWEST BREVITIES Evidence of Steady Growtfc and Enterprise. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST Prom All the Cities and Towns of the Thriving; Sister States Oregon. A new shingle mill has been started at Coburg. 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 to Coburg. It is reported that a rich plaoer strike has been made on Bear creek, 20 miles from Wallowa. The lumber mill at Rainier, which has been idle for a long time, has re sumed operations. 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 Omaha. It is estimated that a pasture near Monroe contains 4,000 bushels of acorns. The nuts will be utilized to fatten hogs. 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 racket 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 year. 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. . Washington. A six-inch refracting telescope has been received in Tacoma by the Puget sound university. 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 City Car. 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 passengers. 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 seriously injured. 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.