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Rumor of 'His Taking
' Confirmed. h-'i-
HIS SUICIDE IS 'ANNOUNCED
-f ti f t 4 t 11 e-M
Which la Understood to Mean That He
Was Assassinated The Anti-English
Feeling I Spreading, i f j
TORNADO AND FLOOD.
, f '-it
London, Oct. 4. A special dispatch
from Shanghai Bays: The announce
ment of the death -of; the'emperoHs
confirmed. The reports as ' to' the
means employed, iti his taking oft differ.
One story has it that he died of poison?
and1 aiidther that death? was'cansed , by
etranKulationY while a third states that
he was-subjected to frightful torture, a
iedhot' iion being thrust through, his
bowels, "J rp I 't if)'n nr
' "Another dispatch from ' -"Shanghai
says: j Telegrams furnished by the tal
tai, -or -' looal governor,' to a; Chinese
paper allege that the eraperor'oommit
ted suicide September- 31, after signing
a decree which placed the dowager em
press at the head of affairs .'in China..
This, it is added, is understood to mean
that the emperor has also been an
nounced semi-offlcially. ' All tbe
English-speaking 'secretaries , and I , the
principal members of the Chinese for
eign office; It is further" announced, 1
have been banished.
x The British foreign offioe today re-,
'ceived a dispatch' from' her' majesty's
minister at Peking saying Mr. Morti-
mer, a member of the, British legation,
"cti "rotorning home yesterday with a
lady, was infmlted and attacked by a
mob, which stoned him and covered
him with mud. Later in the day, the
dispatch adds, some American mis
sionaries were similarly attccked, as
"was the Chinese secretary of the United
States legation, . The latter's ribs were
' broken. f(l ('if
. Sii Claude McDonald, the British
i minister at Poking, reports that there
is a dangerous feeling abroad. ,
- - Execution of Alleged Conspirator. ,,
., . Washington, Oct 4. Minister Con
ger has cabled the following to tbe state
, department: ? Jw ..,,
i i "Peking.- Sis alleged - conspiratora
. were exeouted by order :of the empress
yesterday. ; Kang,"the leading reformer
j and adviser of tbe emperor, escaped in
a British vessel. Order-and quiet pie
f vail here. Trouble is feared at interior
DISORDERS; IN -PARIS.;
Coasts of Georgia and South Carolina
SweptProperty Loss Heavy, r
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 4. For 15
hours, from 3 o'clock this morning
until 6 o'clock tonight, Savannah has
heen in the grasp of a West Indian tor
nado. During the day the wind, blew
steadily from 60 to 70 miles an hour.
i While the citjsjescaped with compar
atively little damage, the loss of -property
among the sea islands ol the Geor
gia and South Carolina ooasts ' is' "be
lieved to be heavy.
C For miles iu.'J every direction around
Savannah ' the towns along the rivers
are submerged. Only one fatality has
so far been reported-the drowning of
a negro while attempting to reach the
land from a small island near Tbunder
boldbut heavy loss of - 'life' is feared
on .-n the, , Soiuth, . Carolina , sea .islands,,
where such- fearful losS of fife occurred
diwfng the great tidal .wave ;1893;
The conditions now are similar to those
dining that stOrm. Owing ,to;the sub
merged 'country and the 'isolated loca
tion of (be islands. ,no news can be bad
from' them until tbe water subsides, -
For eight miles north of Savannah
the entire country is a 'lake, with only
tbe hummocks visible. At noon the
water was, eight feet above the highest
tide... Driven on shore by tbe northeast
storm, it filled upon tbe islands, swept
over banks, and dams, carrying away
the remnant of the rice cop that Wa
left by the August Btorm, and bad not
been gathered, and wiping out' farm
crops, j The i loss to Jrioegrowers, alone
will be from $50;000 ;to yo,uuu. Pi
the entire rioe crop along the Savannah
river, valued at $ 25Q.000, all but about
15 per cent wa6 lost in tins ana tee pre
ceding storm. , ' TM 5 -
The damage to shipping is considera
ble, - The schooner Governor Ames,
which' was on her way to sea with a
oargo of 1,500.000 feet of lumber, went
adrift in the harbor, but was secured
The wharves at the quarantine sta
tion, at the entrance to the river bore,
were partially carried away. " i
The telephone, police, light and Ore
alarm wires are down, and the oity is
WILL COLLECT DUTIES
am Will Take Possession
Entire Group of Philippines
-t . . to Be Ours. ? -m
SENATOR HANNA'S STATEMENT
' . f -4- 4- k "4- f
Expresses the Views of
the President Question of a Govern'
, , ment for the Islunds Remains.
v Foreigners Are Preparing
Paris, Oct. 4. Tbe ' Dreyfus demon-
1 etration organized by M. Pressenoe, one
. of the leaders of the agitation, for this
afternoon, was prevented, by the closing
of the Salle Wagram. , M. Pressence
and ; his friends tried to force an en-
.". trance, and an uproar resulted. 11 - The
police then intervened and arrested M
Pressence, M. Vaughn, editor of
Aurore, and Deputy Mory, amid shouts
and counter-shouts of Vive revision!
"Vive armeel". ,"Vive Zolal'! and ".
bas les juifsl" and tlie crowd was dis
persed. The persons taken into custody
were subsequently leleased..- i
; Disorders, most of them in the vicin
; ; ity of the offloes of the Libre Parole,
' ocourred during - the evening. ;' Many
. persons were slightly injured, though
' eticks were the only weapons used,
Several arrests were made.
An ugly statement is made by tbe
Petite Kepublique to the effect that
Colonel Pioquart, who had previously
taken exeroise in the courthouse' yai
of tbe jail, had not loft, his cell sinoe
: Thursday,' when ' he was seized with
evmptoms of ceiebral congestion, fol
lowed bv coma. There is no-means,
Lowever, of verifying the statement.
The disoiders have created intense
alarm among the , foreigners at the
hotels, and it is probable that an exo
dns will occur, tile guests fearing grave
The working class, so far, has held
aloof, but the leaders of the rival par
ties are doing their Utmost to stir them
up. and it is believed that the disorders
will be repeated. ,
Le Matin publishes a dispatch from
Cayenne stating that the French orujser
Dubordieu is lying off the Salut islands
waiting to bring Dreyfus away,
A SPANISH THREAT.
in darkness. ft, .rvf.: rr " S f V
On Hutchinson's ' island, ' opposite
Savannah, and separating the oity from
tbe South Carolina shore, many negro
families were rescued by boats from
the revenue steamers Tybee and Bout
well. "?.'''. ' ' ' i 1 i:':":
ANOTHER HORROR SHIP, ,
Snrgeon Protests Against Overcrowding
t : on the Obdam. . ;
Santiago de Cuba, Oct. i.' Surgeon-
Major Seaman, of the transport Obdam,
deolarea that there will be a repetition
of the awful horrors that have charac
terized the voyage home of the other
transports if more sick soldiers are sent
on board the vessel for transportation
to New York, i lie says that when the
Obdam left Porto Rico many on board
were sick, yet' the first quartermaster
refused to furnish wine for theii use,
but supplied them with hardtaok and
canned food, saying that be had no
authority to furnish, , wine. ; Surgeon
Seaman said he would hold mm re
sponsible should any deaths occur, and
finally succeeded in obtaining suitable
food for those who were ill. 1 He asserts
that the ship bas every man . that she
can carry, and that if she reaches New
York without any deaths occurring, she
will be lucky.
Hearing that a number ot other sick
soldiers were to be sent aboard her, tbe
surgeon-major made a protest, and
stated that he wafl informed by General
Lawton that his protest showed Jack oi
discipline, and that an officer had been
appointed to see how , many additional
men the Obdam oobld carry. ' Surgeon
Seaman says he will cable to Surgeon
General Sternberg a protest, disclaim
ing responsibility for, whatever ' may
Mayor MoCleary, of Santiago, is en
deavoring to Compel the merchants to
sell necessaries of life at reasonable
Troops to Be Bent to the Philippines to
Protect the Tlsayas Islands.
" Madrid, Oct 4. The cabinet has
deoided to authorize General Eios to
grant reforms1 in the Visayas islands,
on tbe lines demanded by the inhab
itants, and to concentrate his forces at
Mindanao, as there are only 450 men
garrisoning the Visayas.
, The Spanish ministers also deoided
to protest to the government at Wash
ington against the refusal of the Amer
icans to permit Spanish troops to be
sent to the Visayas, while it is claimed
tbe insurgents are constantly receiving
arms and cannon with which to attack
other islands, "which the Amerioana
permit without even pretending to in
The Snaninh cabinet, it is added, will
acquaint its Paris commissioners with
these contentions, in order that they
may be used in the peace negotiations.
Finally, it isannounoed that the gov.
ernment will inform the government at
Washington that it has decided to send
fnmfiments to the Visayas, and
has ordered several batteries of artil
lery in Andalusia to get ready to start
Inr tha PhiliriDine islands within 24
horns. In addition to this, the cabi
net will repeat its protests against the
insurgents continuing to hold Spanish
prisoners in the Philippine lsianos.
until be is 2(
does not become of age
MILLION , DOLLAR , , FIRE. ;
' U t i i-M-i ' t I I I
Serlons Blow to the Town of Colorado
, Springs Eight Blocks Bnrned.
Colorado Springs, Cola, Oct. 4.
This oity had a visitation of fire this
afternoon which threatened for four
hours to destroy the entire business
district.- The wind was blowing at the
rate of 45 miles an hour from the
southwest when the fire started at tbe
Denver & Rio Grande freight depot, at
the foot of .Cucharis street, at 2;10 P.
M., and the flames spread with' great
rapidity. A strip four blocks ! long
from north to south, and two blocks
wide from east to west, has been burned
Over, but at this hour the conflagration
is believed to be under controL The
flames are still leaping high over the
burnt district, but tbe wind has died
down, and there is no doubt that the
fire engines, wbioh have come from
Denver and Pueblo in response to ap
peals for aid, will be able to confine
tbe flames within the present limits,
The Antlers hotel, one of the largest
in the West, three lumber yards and
two blocks of business bouses have been
destroyed.. In round numbers the loss
is estimated at $1,000,000, and insur
ance at one-half of that amount.
San Juan de Porto Rico, Oct 8.
The meeting of the military commis
sion yesterday was private, and no
news was given out regarding what
transpired. The American troops now
occupy fully two-thirds of the island.
' Mew Steamship Line. , , )
! Vancouver, B. C, Oct. L The
Canadian Pacifio railway will estab
lish another trans-Pacific line. The
steamers Tartar and Athenian, of ovei
4.600 tons, will run between Vancou
ver and Vladivostock, the termini of
the trans-Canadian and trans-Asian
lineB, respectively. The Athenian
will sail first, loading here and then
proceeding to Seattle and Portland,
where grain will probably be placed on
I board for Russia.
Cleveland, Oct. 8. The Leader has
from its Washington correspondent the !
following interview' with Senator Hanna
concerning the" Philippine' question,
which is believed td represent the fiews
of President MeKinley : s v w '
I y'(l do nkuoW what the instructions
given to our jpeaoe commissioners are,-
paid Mr. Hann.."but so faj, as coi
cerns the negotiations which will '"be
ipstituted in Paris, tomorrow,' I can see
no other result than - that ' Spain will
have to relinquish her sovereignty over
hot only Luzon '-Island, 'but the entire
Philimjine archiDehiKO. Spain has no
reason to xpect to be ablftto retain
anv portion of the group. She went
into the war andMost, and "now onght
to . be prepared to,,, suffer the conse-
I regard the Philippines as lost to
Spain, -and, being a foregone conclu
sion, in mv opinion tbe problem which
next confronts uS relates to the form of
government which we will give tbe
'. "When the: Philippine question fiist
presented , itself, there f was j strong
sentiment among conservative,, far-see
ins and thinking men in this country,
whioh favored jthe retention 'by , the
United States of merely a naval base
and coaling station Tn the islands-i-this
base presumably being Manila and the
bay continuous thereto Sinoe then,
however, this sentiment apparently has
undergone a very " marked change, and
it now appears that; lor the ;most part,
these same men who at first believed
we should ooouDr Manila alone are ad
vocating the termination of Spanish
rule in the' whole group. ? v
' "Aside from the fact that the general
sentiment 'of .the country seenis to l
against returning any of, the islands to
Spain, tbe United States is under oon
gation to tbe insurgents to establish a
Btable and enlightened form of "govern-
t thmnffhnitt the entire arrhinelatfO.
"When the war broke out, the Philip
pine insurrectionists,, became, in a cer
tain sense, the" allies of the Americans,
and it is, therefore, our moral "duty to
Bee to it that they are assured safe and
civilized mle; 'and until the United
States determines In just what manner
the Philippines ultimately shall be gov
erned, we necessarily will have to con
sider tbe Filipinos , our wards. ,,
"During this transition period the
United States will be called upon to
exeroise a, primitive, or rather arbi
trary, form of control over the islands,
and continue it until congress filially
evolves a system of government. -; In
other Words, it seems to me; we will
have to maintain a temporary protec
torate over the archipelago, and this
will be accomplished by means of tbe
army and navy now in the Philippine
waters. ' , :.','.",' ; ; ,, ;. ' '.',' ;."'
"What will' be the ultimate fate of
the islands is, of , course, a problem of
1 the future. Whether the Philippines
will beoome an independent ' nation or
a colony of ; the United States, of
whether a long-time 'American protec
torate will be established, will be a
subject for congress to decide. , ,,
"It is well understood that Spain
must abide by the verdict of our peace
commissioners, ' whatever . that f may
prove to be, for she is in no fit oondi
tion to renew the conflict whioh has re
sulted so disastrously to her. Hhe has
no reason to expect ' that our commis
sioners will agree to anV proposition
whioh contemplates the continuation of
Spanish, control over any part or all of
the grohp. 'vl feel confident that we
will have no further trouble in an
armed way with Spain. The only ob
stacle with whioh we may have to con
tend is tbe opposition of the insurgents
to our plans. ' f - ,
Washington,' Oct. 8. The cabinet
meeting today was devoted largely to
matters of detail in connection with the
formation of the "army whioh will be
sent to Cuba. Reports were read to the
effect that by October 15 danger from
yellow fever will have passed, and it ie
understood ' the movement of troops
will bo begun about that time. j i
The condust of -the Snanish customs
officers at Havana is very unsatisfactory
to the president, and it is said to be
decided to take possession' of the cus
toms-house there at an .early date, and
administer . affairs under the regula-;
tions prescribed by this government. ''
There was also some consideration
of the subjeot of mustering out a com
paratively large "number of general
officers of tbe volunteer army, to meet
mustering out of regimen Uj already or
dered. 1 -tint ,t-.it... UK I i :',, .i. M '
, Instructions ;were given to; the two
commissions now sitting in the West
Indies ', to provide, it is Btatedi for the
actual occupation of Porto Rico in ad
tes the Part of
Statei Troops DtdNot Suffer Through
Their Own TauV 4- Gross Insult to
850,000 Brave A;n.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
(RcportPd by Downing, Hopkins & Co., Inc.,
Board of Trade Brokers, 711 to 714 Chamber ot
Commerce building, Portland, Oregon.)
, A Military Telegraph Line.
Santiago de Cuba, Oct. S.-Captain
Brady, ; of the ..United , States. signal
corps, has been ordered td" begin the
constiuotion of . an overland i telegraph
line from Guantanamo, via Santiago de
Cuba, to Manzanillo..,; The line is to
be used principally for ; the , transmis
sion of government dispatches, although
commercial messages will be aocepted.
The present cost , of transmission of
messages by telegraph from Guantana
mo to Santiago is 20 cents a Word up
to 80 words, and 18 oents for each adi
ditional word. ; '., ',,,; .'..'!,.:,:,'',.!.'.'."" ,'';,.; :
Schools were opened today. 1 The at
tendance will be compulsory.) English
will be taught.- Thirty teachers at sj
salary of $60 a month each, and the 'su
perintendent, at $126 a month, have
been engaged.,', ,,',,;. .;';','; , .' .
ACCIDENT IN A MINE,
Thirty Men niracnlonsly Escape Death
i in Idaho. .,,";..!,,',".' , ., .
Wallace, Idaho, Oct. 8,Thirty men
working the night shift in No. 4 tun
nel of the Morning mine had an-almost
miraoulous esoape from death early this
morning, when 850 pounds of dynamite
in a magazine exploded.,!, The first re
port to reach here was that eight dead
and wounded had been recovered, and
that smoke was still , too thick to per
mit the rescuers Ao get farther baok,
where it was feared the impiisoned
men were all dead, either from the di
rect results of the explosion or, from
the gasses generated by it. Latei it
was learned that not a man had been
killed or serionsly injured, the only
casualty being the killing of a borse
used to haul out the ore. Most of the
men walked out, . altnongn some 01
them were so stunned by the explosion
or overcome by smote and gas that
they had to be helped. ' A number ol
them were stunned by the oonoussio'n,
and one, Captain Woods, tell onto his
candle, burning his face severely be
foie he recovered consciousness suffi
ciently to get from over the flame. .. It
is not known what caused the explo
sion, no one being near the magazine
at the time. That no one was injured
was purely a piece of luok. . .. ;
BRUTAL CRIME: IN TEXAS.
ChicagOi' Oct:-1.- The Daily- News' -
Washington special sas that General
Miles; at the ' receptiolii given at his
house last night to hisVomrades of the
Medal of Honor LegionV . denounced as
false the claim that yolanteer officers,
and sold iers were themselves (. responsi
ble for the sickness in tbe camps.' ;
"The volunteer troops of tbe United
StateB in the war with Spain," said
he, "were'as"brave and as patriotic a
body of soldiers as- ever took the field
in any campaign the world has ever
teemh The battles , they--fought -were
won as gallantly ,as any, recorded in
history. And, yet the peril which our
soldiers had most cause to dread was
not bullets but ' disease,!! which swept
over our camps and destroyed hundreds
where "bullets 1 killed, 'one. ,: Our soli
diers entered : into," the fever-stricken
camps as they wont up the hill in the
face of the enemy with a courage
and devotion that must, open to them
the glorious pages of history.. , H ;
- "Those who Say : that these men
sickened and died because they wished
to; those who blame the soldiers and
officers ef our ' army' for 'disease and
death that devastated the : camps and
thinned the ranks-, those who assert
that our soldiers suffered tbrouorh their
own fault, insult 850,000 of , the brav
est men that ever carried arms beneath
the IUH,i,'!l :!! .,.; i'.ii- ,(,! tji'.S
"These men did not suffer end 'die
because they liked it, i and whoever
Bays they did insults our army and the
men who offered it. , It is an affront to
reason. I have nothing to say of the
blame for the death of those brave
There have been of late some an
nouncements tending to direct anew
attention to the very large .wheat sup
plies, a fact which was being supplant-
by the small stocks and the good
ipping demand. The official estimate
on tbe French crop was one of these, a
yield of 869,000,000 bushels, compared
ith 248,000,000 bushels in 1897, and
the largest , since ,1874.3 Beerhbohm'S'
figure on the world's crop, 2, 640,000,
000 bushels, was another in the' same
line, the highest figuie ever made in
the world's wheat production.. They
together suggested, that perhaps a new .
set of wheat influences might come to
play for a while, ' turning the market
from a bull to a bear' one.' The1 Kus
sian newB has been., an, inspiration to
holders of late, but the , trade always
considers it very largely t guess work,
and the'great wheat people 'at Liver
pool, who should know most about it,
because their interests. are so much at
stake, take issue with the ; claimants of
Russian shortageflj Famine, in ope sec
tion, of Russia does not necessarily
mean shortage in that ' country gener
ally.' With the lack of transportation
facilities, crop failure in one province
might result in great distress, although
Russia as a whole might have a great
surplus. , The tinal Russian wheat ship
ment the year of .the great famine and
of the prohibitive ediot demonstrated
this, V. , '.' '...'. ;
Outside wheat speculation so far has
not increased appreciably. Sentiment
hasi however, ohanged to' the extent
that another dip in prices would prob
ably broaden the market At the out
set of the orop the incessant talk of a
great yield here and abroad in connec
tion with jthe'Leiter. failure created an
intensely. bearish feeling, , Outsiders
were as confident of very low prices as.
the professionals. , The conduct of the
market during the first three months of
the orop year has modified this view.
The best of the talent, who talked 65
cents 60 days ago, would be glad now
to get long wheat at around 60 cents.
A REIGN OF TERROR.
Fana Looks for Another Bloody Battle
Between Strikers and Deputies,
Pana. 111.. Oct. 8. Last night was
a terrorizing one for the people of Pana.
Two-thirds of tbe residences were unoc
oupied.i Each house occupied contained
groups of families. In some cases, all
tbe residents of an entire blook spent
the dark hours in one borne, armed,
terrorized and awaiting attacks expect
ed to be made on their homes by the
negroes imported from Alabama.
All night the striking union miners,
reinforced by brother miners from other
towns, armed with shotguns ami rifles,
paraded the streets or lay in ambush
on housetops and in alleys awaiting
the coming of blaoks from the Spring-
side and Penwell stockades, who bad
announced their intention to march
into tbe oity and drive out the whites.
But the deputy sheriffs were successful
in keeping the . negroes within the
Many shots were fired in the vicinity
of the mines throughout the night, but
with what result could not be ascer
Many visiting . miners, heavily
armed, arrived today, and later, with
200 local miners, left tbe oity for
Shelby county, three miles east, to in
tercept a train said to be conveying 60
negro miners to Pana to take onion
men's places. ,
Sheriff Coburn, in wiring for the
troops last evening, reported one black
killed in Wednesday's riot, and several
Mayor Penwell, son of Operator Pen-
well, spent last night in the stockade.
He said he was afraid of being mobbed
by the miners, and his father and
mother have left the oitv.
Woman. Aided by Her Paramour, JIaK
, ders Her Old Ilusbaud. , i , '
Port Worth,' Tex., Oct 5 8. Word
bas been received here of an atrooioui
murder recently committed on Porter'i
oreek, near El Campo, Tex. . The mur
dered man was Otto Harmes, an old
German farmer, who, it is claimed,'
was murdered by his wife and Julius
Harmes, his nephew. ,Jti '
The information comes that Julius
became infatuated with Mrs. Harmes
and they decided to put the old farmer
out of the way. It is said Julius bit
him on tbe head with an ax one night
when he was sleeping, and, assisted by
Mrs. Harmes, dragged tbe body to a
cornfield, piled brush over it, and start
ed a fire. ,-, i ; r ...' - (-,,
The story, further says that' Julius
and Mrs.. Harmes returned the next
morning to find the tire had gone ont
' and Harmes was alive, but unconscious.
apd that they then piled cornstalks
over him and burned him to a crisp,
after which they buried his remains.
Both have since been arrested. - ,
Terrltlo Storm In Japan.
San Francisco, Oct. 8. The
steamer Gaelic, from China and Japan,
brings news of a terrific storm, which
swept over Japan September 6, doing
much damage to shipping. ' Heavy
rains fell, and the rivers became raging
torrents. A summary of the loss of
ife and property follows: Deaths,
250; houses swept away, 164; hoases
oveithrown, 1,195; partially wrecked,
1,460; houses inundated, 15,677; river
banks broken, 78.
Tbe heaviest loss of life occurred in
the prefecture of Eofu. . This section
also showed other losses greater in
comparison with any other, but Aiohi
prefecture suffered greater loss of prop
erty. ' '
Coming of the Obdam.
Washington, Oct. 8. The following
was received at the war department:
"Ponce, Oct. 8. Obdam sailed to
day with 191 convalescents, 104 dis
charged soldiers and teamsters.
. Shot and Killed by a Friend.
Baker City, Or., Oct. 8. Wednesday
night Jack Weaver shot and killed
William McKinnon, aged 21, at Burns.
McKlnnon and bis companion had at
tempted to play a joke on Weaver by
leading him Out of a saloon as though
he needed to be escorted home. Just
as they reached tbe door, Weaver, with
out a moment's warning, drew s revol
ver and shot McKinnon, who was a
brother of Sheriff McKinnon, of Har
ney county, Sheriff McKinnon, with
a posse, is in close pursuit of Weaver.
Garrison Cuba Bas
Keen Formed, ; , ...j
Washington, j Oot 1. The public
order forming the First division for the
occupation of Cuba does hot designate
the major-general who will command
ity.but states that, the division will be
temporarily commanded by the senior
offlcor on duty until a permanent divi
sion commander is chosen by tbe presi
dent. ; The division is ot three brig
ades, as follow: i 1 ' i : '
1 Cavalry brigade,' composed ' ol the
Seventh and Eighth United States cav
alry, to be commanded by Brigadier-
General L. H., , Caipenter, United
States volunteers. ,' 1
The First infantry brigade, composed
of tbe Fifteenth United States infantry
and the Fourth United States volun
teer infantry, to be commanded by
Brigadier-General " . Simon , ', Snyder,
United States volunteers. '. ': j '
Second, infantry , brigade, composed
of the First United States infantry and
the Sixth United States volunteer in
fantry, to be commanded by Brigadier
General B. E. Williston, United States
volunteers. ' :'
1 These troops,: with the exception of
the Fifteenth infantry, are under or
ders to go to Huntsville, Ala., and the
Fifteenth will probably be expected
there'soon. It has been generally sup
posed that the division would be : com
manded by General Wade, who is now
in Cuba sb olmirman of the military
commission.'' , ' "' '' ' '' ' ' :i '" 11 "-' i
' The following, is tho order as issued
today: " ' ' ! ' ' "
"Adjutant-General's Offloe, Wash
ington, Oct. 1. By direction , of the
Secretary of war, the Fourth United
States volunteet i infantry detachment
from the Seventh aimy oorpS will be
placed in readiness for immediate serv
ice in Cuba, pursuant to general orders
149, current series, from his office, and
proceed, fully armed and equipped, to
take station at ManzanUlo, " the com
manding officer reporting his arrival
by telegraph to Major-General Wade,
United States volunteers, Havana, who
will give instructions as to its duty and
disposition. .' 1 : " 's
"By oommand Major-General Miles.
"H. C. CORBIN,
Newfoundland's Troubles. 1
St. John's, Newfoundland, Oct. 1.
The British commissioners, Sir John
Bramston, Sir James Erskine and Lord
Westmeath, to investigate the French
treaty rights in Newfoundland, have
completed their Inquiry into the opera
tion of the French . treaties on the
northwest coast of the island. , At
Bonne bay they will begin an investi
gation of the trouble arising in connec
tion with the lobster and herring fish
eries. Tbev report that extreme dis
tress exists among the fishermen on tbe
northeast coast, owing to the failure of
the fisheries. '
Rear-End Collision. ,
1 Seattle, Oct 1. A rear-end collision
between an extra freight and a work
train occurred this morning on the
Northern Pacifio at May wood siding.
Engineer Beaumont, of the freight
train, was killed.
America's Friendly Offer.
New York, Oot 1. A dispatch to
the Herald from Montevideo says: It
is officially stated here that the United
States minister offered to Uruguay the
protection of his government for tbe
maintenance of neutrality in case of a
war between Chile and Argentina, An
American syndicate established here
for the exportation of 'cattlo has an
nounced that an American commission
I will soon arrive to study various ques
tions, principally the Montevidoo har
,.,i.,..,.f i Seattle Markets. , ,. ,,
Tomatoes, flOo per box. , , , ,
( Cucumbers, 10 15o per doz. .
Onions, 901.00 per 100 pounds.
Potatoes, 19 14. .
Beets," per saok, $1.
' Turnips, per sack, 65o.
Carrots, per saok, 65c.
i Parsnips, per sack, $1, -
Beans, green, 2 8o. .
. Green corn, $11.25 per saok. .
. Cauliflower, 60o per doz,
Hubbard squash, lo per pound.
' Cantaloupes, $1.25 per box.
Cabbage, native and California
$1.60 per 100 pounds.
Apples, 50c$l per box. 1
! Pears, 60o$l per box. -!
; Prunes, 40a per box. , - . i . ' .
Butter-!-Creamery, 26o per pound;
dairy and ranch, 1520o per pound.
Eggs, 28o. .
Cheese Native, HJl2o.'
Poultry Old hens, 1314o per
pound; spring chickens, $34. '
Fresh meats Choice dressed beef
steers, prime, 67c; cows, prime,
6a;, mutton, 7)tc; pork, 56o; veal,
66o. ,,. ... .. . .. ... wi
Wheat Feed wheat, $1819.
Oats Choice," per ton, $2022.
Corn -Whole, $23.50; cracked, $24;
feed meal,$28.50. '.,"'''."
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton.
$2324;- Whole, $22.'
Flour Patent," per barrel, 1 $3.60;
straights,: $3,25; ,! California brands,
$3. 25;, buckwheat flour, $3.75; graham.
per .barrel, $3,70; whole wheat floor, ,
$3.75;'rye flour, $4.
Mjllstuffs Bran, .per ton, $14;
shorts, per ton, $16. '
Feed Chopped teed, $1721 per
ton) middlings, por ton, $17; oil cake
meal, per ton, $36. . .
Hay Puget Sound mixed, $9.60
10; choice Eastern Washington tim
othy, $18. -. '-.;h .'.! f,..
Wheat Walla" Walla, 6758c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 6102o per bushel.
Flour Bust grades, $3.85; graham,
$2.86; superfine, $2.96 por barrel.
Oats Choice white, 85 36c; choice
gray, 88 84o per bushel.- ,
Barley Feed barley, $2122; brew
ing, $23 per ton. '
Millstnffs Bran, $14 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $14; chop, $13 per
ton.- ; " ..'
, Hay Timothy, $1011; clover. $3
10; Oregon wild hay, $910 per ton.
, Butter Fancy creamery, 4566o;
soconds, 4045o; dairy, 4045o store,
Cheese Oregon full cream, ll12o;
Young , America, 12o; new cheese,
100 per pound. '
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $34
per dozen; hens, $3.60(34.60; springs,
$1.253; geese, $5.006.00 for old.
$4.60ie)a for young; ducks, $4.00 Q
5.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12)
123'o per pound.
Potatoes 45 65o per sack; sweets,
22lc per pounn.
Vegetables Beets, 90c; turnips, 75o
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, $1 1.25 per 100 pounds; cauli
flower, 76o per dozen; parsnips, 75a
per saok; , beans, 8o per pound; celery,
7076c per dozen; cucumbers, 50c per
box; peas, 88fjc per pound.
Onions Oregon, 75o$l per sack.
Wool Valloy, 1012o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 812c; ' mohair,
95o per pound.
. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8o; dressed .mutton, 7c;
spring lambs, 7jjC jwr lb.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.75;
light and feeders, $3.00(34.00; dressed,
$5.606.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 8. 60 $3. 75;
cows, $2. 60 8. 00; dressed beef,
66.c per pound,
i . Veal Large, 6 'a 6c; small,
7c per pound.