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Proposed Sum Not Accept
able to Spain.
A PEACE DEADLOCK AT PARIS
The Commissioners Willing to Sign the
Treaty II We Assume the Philippine
Debt Trouble May Arise.
IMMUNES IN A RIOT.
SEQUEL TO A SEA TRAGEDY. I PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
1 Paris, Nov. 17. The Spaniards .de
clare that their refusal to sign a treaty
'based on any Philippine terms thus far
suggested by the United States is irre
vocable. They say that they do not
and cannot view the taking of the Phil
ippines as anything else than a wanton
ravishment of their possessions, nnless
it is aocompanied by a financial con
sideration of appreciable size. There
fore, the turn ot events in the peace
-conference depends upon the purpose
or the willingness of the American
commissioners to extend then finanoial
The Spanish sovereignty in the Phil
ippines is now clung to by the Span
iards chiefly as a means to obtain
financial relief, if possible.
Persons near to Spain' creditors be
lieve that, should the Americans as
sume the Philippine debt, or pay Spain
its face amount in cash, the Spaniards
If they have not already done so, the
Spanish commissioners will ultimately
advise the Americans that they must
not permit any controversy as to the
binding character of the mortgage rest
ina upon the revenue of the Philip
pines to pay the so-called Philippine
debt. TenaciouS adherence to this
claim would set up on the Spanish side
- an ultimatum under whioh no treaty
-would be signed whiob did not stipu
late that the Philippine revenues should
pay the Philippine debt.
. In such event, the Amerloans would
-probablv claim - that the Philippine
debt of '$40,000,000 amounts to $20.
, '000,000 in gold, of which about $11,
000,000 has been employed in fighting
the United States, leaving less than
l 0.000.000 chareeable in sold to the
' Philippines. Indeed, the United States
would doubtless contend that even the
reduced amount was used in fighting
" the Filipinos and object to the Spanish
conclusion that it is a fair charge
against the Americans.
Trouble will arise, however, before
that stage is reaohed, as the Spanish
commissioners will undoubtedly inform
the Americans that the latter have no
tight to exact a schedule of Spain's ex
penditures or any explanation regard
ing the destination of the money
secured on these loans.
A Spaniard who is posted as to the
exact status of affairs, informed the
correspondent this evening that he did
not believe the Spanish commissioners
would take their final stand at tomor
row's session, although he thought it
possible that they might finally decline
to continue the discussion except with
in the limits of Spain's construction of
the protocol. This is another way of
saying Spain may oease her conten
tions. Should she do bo she would
make an open protest to the world
WORK OF AN INDIANA MOB.
Murderous Shooting Affray Near 8an-
tineo Four Persons Killed.
Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 17. An in
cident occurred laBt night at San Luis,
about 25 miles north of "Santiago, which
caused a great deal of ill-fetlhig among
the Cubans and considerable annoyance
among the United States military offi
All the colored regiments are en
camped in the neighborhood of San
Luis. They were sent there virtually
to got them out of the way, because of
the difficulty experienced in managing
them. The colored officers seem te
have little or no control over their
men, and officers and privates are often
teen drinking together, with arms
around each other's neck, and behaving
in other ways not calculated to inspire
respect for the American troops among
It was not expected that the colored
soldiers could do much harm in San
Luis district, which was chosen on
that principle. The trouble began laBt
evening in an attempt to arrest two sol
diers for abusing a Cuban workman
and stealing his hog. The outrage
was committed on the Normas sugar
plantation. Lieutenant Jose Ferrora,
chief of Goneral Wood's gendarmes in
that section, a Spaniard but a Cuban
sympathizer, and a man whom Gen
eral Wood knew to De able and courage
ous, attempted to make the arrests.
The soldiers, who belonged to the
Ninth immunes, escaped. Soon after,
80 colored men. wearing the uniforms
of the United States army, attacked
the house where Lieutenant Ferrora
was and kept up a regulai fusilade,
killing Lieutenant Ferrora,' Antonio
Roman, an eld man; Emilo Betteran,
a boy of 17, and a baby, and wounding
several others. Two soldiers wei
killed in the affray.
Andersen, the Olive Pecker Murderer,
- Washington, Nov. 16. The United
States supreme court has affirmed the
judgment of the lower court and denied
a writ ofhabeas corpus to John Ander
sen, convicted and sentenoed to be
hanced after his trial in Norfolk, Va.,
for the 'murder of the mate of the Olive
The Andersen oase has attracted
widespread attention, beng a sea
tragedy of singular romance -and atro
oity. The schooner Olive Pecker sailed
from Boston, laden with lumber, for a
tioint on the Platte river. Brazil. When
150 miles off the coast of Brazil, An
dersen. a Swede, bad an altercation
with the captain. When the latter re
tired to the cabin. Andersen followed
and shot the captain dead. He then
armed himself heavily and went on
deck, where, mounted on the fore
castle, he terroiized all on board. The
mate, who was aloft, was called down,
and while pleading for his life, was
shot four times. Then the crew were
ordered to throw the dying mate over
board, and on protesting that he was
not dead, were assured that he was
"dead enough." ThiB done, the ciew
were marched below at the point of a
Distol and oidered to throw the captain
overboard, i Then Andersen direoted
that oil be thrown over the lumber,
after whioh the oil-soaked ship was set
afire and the murderous crew took to
Andersen was apprehended at Bahia,
Brazil, and sent north on the United
States cunboat Lancaster. He was
tried and convicted in the United
States oourt at Norfolk, Va., and
stubborn fight was made up to the SU'
preme court, the conviction being con
firmed. The last move was m the
Tomatoes, 5085o per box.
Cucumbers, 10 15c pei doz.
Onions, 8590o per 100 pounds.
Potatoes, $10 12.
Beets, per sack, $90o.
Turnips, per sack, 6065c.
Carrots, per saok, 60c.
ParBnips, per sack, $1.
Beans, green, 28o.
Green corn, $1.251.50 per saok,
Cauliflower, 75o per doz.
Cabbaee. native and California
$1.00 1.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, 50c 65c per box.
Pears, 75c$l per box.
Prunes, 50c per box.
' Plums, 50c.
Butter Creamery, 27o per pound!
dairy and ranch, 1820o per pound.
Cheese Native. 12 12c.
Poultry Old hens, 15o per pound;
spring chiokens, 15c; turkeys, 16o.
FreBh meats Choice dressed oeei
steers, prime, 67c; cows, prime,
6c; mutton. 7o; pork, 78o; veal,
Wheat Feed wheat, $21.
Oate Choice, per ton, $22 23.
Hay Puget Sound mixed, $9.60.
10; choioe Eastern Washington tim
Corn Whole. $28.50; cracked, fas;
feed meal, $23.50.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$2425; whole, $22.
Flour Patent, per barrel, 3.ou;
straights, $8.25; California brands,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.75; graham,
per barrel, $8.70; whole wheat Dour,
$3.76; rye flour, $4.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $14
shorts, pet ton, $16.
Feed Chopped leect, in a pel
FTHE PACIFIC COAST
Gold Bearing Rock Gushed on Douglas Island, Alaska, Equal to
That of Any Mining District in the World Oregon and "Wash
ington Lead in the Production of Wool
The Greatest Mines in the World. I Cutting Timber on Publio Lands.
More gold-bearing rock is being The attention of those engaged in
crushed on Douglas island, Alaska, mining is called to the following pro
than in an equal area in any other visions of the law pertaining to the cut-
winntrv in the world. tins of timber on rjublio lands: "No
The Treadwell and allied companies persons shall be permitted to fell or re
now have 880 stamps set up 640 on move any growing tree of any kind
Hi Tradwall. 120 on the Mexioan, whatsoever less than eieht inches in
100 on the Union and 120 on the Ready Miameter. This will not be regarded
Bullino and the engineers will soon as applicable to black or 'lodge pine'
turnover the mills to tne companies growing in separate Duncnesaiong unu-
as completed. These mills will easily oral lands. Persons felling or removing
crush 2.600 tons of ore a day. I do timber from publio mineral lands ol
not believe there is any place in the the United States must utilize all ol
world, South Africa, Australia, or any- each tree out that can profitably be
where else, where so much rock is be- used, and must out and remove the tot
ins crushed on so small a space of Und brush and dispose of the same in
ground. The Treadwell now has 8,- such manner as to prevent the spread of
000,000 tons ot ore in sigui. xne forest nres." ine penalty ior sucu vio
Readv Bullion promises to equal the lation is in a sum not exceeding $500,
Treadwell in the amount ot its produc- 0r imprisonment not exceeding 0 days.
tion. All the dirt has been sluiced on 0i both.
THE TERESA DOOMED.
present application for a wiit of habeas ton; middlings, per ton, $17; oil cak
corpus on lue grounu wins oiwwoou meat, pr vuu,
-Colored Democratie Stump Speaker
Beymour, Ind., Nov. 15. Tonight a
masked and armed mob took out of jail
J6bn Baird, a colored Democratic stump
speaker, who had been imprisoned on
the charge of obtaining money by false
pretenses. Once outside, the mob beat
him with gads, pounded him over the
head with revolvers, and ordered him
to leave the town at onoe. Instead of
obeying the order, he went to the pros
ecuting attorney and sheriff for protec
tion. Half an hour later he accompa
nied the sheriff and posse in search for
members of the mob. It is not known
whether or not the assault upon him
was inspired by political spite.
Washington, .Nov. 16. Lieutenant-
!on)inander Harris, who was in oom
mand of the Spanish oruiser Maria
Teresa at the time of hoi abandonment,
has been ordered to pioceed from
Charleston with the enlisted men for
merly attached to the Teresa, to the
navy-yard at Norfolk. No additional
details were reoeived at the department
today concerning the oondition of the
Spanish warship. When the wreoking
xpedition returns to the United States,
with or without the Teresa, an inves
tigation will be instituted to determine
the necessity and responsibility for the
abandonment of the Teresa on ban Sal
Missed Bole Exploded.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 17. Robert Mc
Fadden, William Henderson, John Kel
ley and George Morgan were blown up
' in the bottom of the Berkley shaft by
the explosion of a missed hole this morn
ing. The set of holes had been fixed
by the night shift before it went off,
and the men thought they heard all
the shots. It seems they made a mis
count, and it was several hours later
when the missed hole exploded, right
in the midst of the day ehift. Mo
Fadden died this afternoon. The oth
ers are terribly cut up, but will likely
Captain McCalla Believes the Oruiser
Cannot Be Rescued.
Washington, Nov. 17. In a cable
gram to the navy department from Nas
sau today regarding the Maria Teresa,
Captain McCalla sayB:
"After a careful examination of the
stranded ship and the situation, and
careful consideration of instructions
from the department, appreciating the
great intereBt taken by the nation and
government in the fate of the Teresa, I
regret exceedingly to express the opin
ion that it is hopeless to expect to res
cue the ship. Craven, Blow, Hobson
and Crittenden confirm my opinion.
The wreck is sttanded in from 16 to 21
feet of water, with her head to the
After describing the condition of the
wreck, he says:
"In oonBiderina the practicability
of rescuing the Teresa, the fact must
be considered that she lies upon a coral
reef, with but a thin layer of sand,
on the windward side of an island
constantly exposed to fraadw) :o trade
winds and to the influence ol
storms developing to the 'easlw,i
southward. Ths. character fiff tt, 1
torn makes anohoriico off tb'-s extern
coast of the island dangerous." 1
REVOLUTION IN SALVADOR.
The People Dissatisfied 'With the New
New York, Nov. 17. A cable dis
patoh received in this oity from Liber
tad, Nicaragua, says that a revolution
has broken out in Salvador.
It is only a fortnight since Salvador,
Honduras and Nioaragua joined their
destinies and formed the United States
of Central Amerioa. Merchants and
commercial men in this city who are
familiar with affairs in Central
America, however, were not surprised
when informed that a revolution in
Salvador was reported to have bioken
Out. ';' '
While the federation of the three
countries was approved and carried out
by the presidents and commissioners
appointed from each country to draw
up a constitution, the people of Salva
dor were not enthusiastic over the new
Scheme, particularly as it appears that
the financial burdens of the new state
will fall most heavily npon them.
constitutional rights were invaded when
the lower oourt assigned him counsel
instead ol giving him his own choice.
Chief Justioe Fuller, in announcing
the court's decision, said the records
of the case showed that no fundamental
right had been denied Andersen, but
that he had been represented from first
to last by able counsel. The time when
oounsel was not present was at a pre
liminary hearing of Andersen, but this
was not used in the subsequent trial.
The decision of the lower court was
affirmed. The effect of this will be to
have the execution, which had been
stayed until December 9 next, carried
DIED IN HIS PRIME.
Burned to Death.
Oakland, Cal., Nov. 16. Sparks
fiom a newly lighted fire ignited the
dress of Mrs. Preay, and she was turned
to death in the presence of her two
email children. Just before her death
she gave birth to a child, which was
Broke Through the lee.
St. Petersbura. Nov.17. The frozen
surface of the river SuChona at Velyet
i; Krr.bn tndav while ft number of
noArila an H vnhiclea were crossing the
stream. Twenty persons were drowned
Mot on the Programme.
St. Louis, Nov. 15. At the Century
theater, in course of the presentation of
"I Pagliacci.V the tenor, Franoesco
Collena, carried out the finale of one of
the aots by a bit of realism that was
not on the programme. With unwont
ed ardor Mr. Collena wounded Miss
Nedda Morrison,' the prima donna, in
the arm with a daeger. Blood spurted
forth from a wound in the left forearm,
the aoiess fainted and the ourtain was
rung down. Manager Levering called
for a physician from the audience. Dr.
Thompson responded, and speedily re
vived Miss Morrison, who was forced to
reture to her hotel. The wound is not
Krag-Jorgensens for the Army.
Washington, Nov. 17. Secretary
Alger, after conference today with
Adjutant General Corbin and Major
Shaler, of the ordnanoe Duteau, aeciaeu
that the United States armories have
progressed with the manufacture of
Krag-Jorgensen lines to a point wnere
he could undertake to arm the entire
army with this weapon. As fast as th
guns can be packed and sent lorwara,
the Springfields in the hands of the sol
diers will be retired and turned into
San " Jose. Cal.. Nov. 17.-The
meteorio display of Leonidas, occurring
but thrice iu a century, was observed
at the Lick observatory on the 18th,
and the two preceding nights, the fre-
auency not exceeding six meteors per
hour. Photographs were taken with
two telescopes, and tracks of several
meteors were platted.
Huntsville. Ala., Nov. 17. Five
deaths occurred among the troops quar
tered here today, all privates.
Gross Receives the Last
Baltimore, Md.. Nov. 16. Arch
bishop Gross' death at St. Joseph's
hospital today was not wholly unex
pected, but it was thought he might
live several days longer. His condition
had improved some'days ago. but. early
yesterday morning he began to sink and
grew worse rapidly. Death resulted at
8:15 A. M. from valvular heart disease.
Archbishop Gross oame East to at
tend the convention of archbishops held
in Washington, but was taken sick in
Baltimore, and went to St. Chailes' col
lege, wbe-e he conducted a retreat,
afterwards going to Annapolis for a
sh6rt stay. He was broneht from there
to Baltimore by his biotlnr, and taken
at onoe to St. Joseph's hospital, ine
body will be removed to the home of
his cousin, Mrs. Catherine R. Rey
nolds, 207 East North avenue.
The arrangements of the funeral have
not been completed, but it has been
decided to bury him from the cathedral
at 9:30 oMo:k Thursday morning, a
brief seivice being held first at the
Cardinal Gibbons will conduct a
high mass of requiem at the oathedral.
The seminarians of St. Marys semi
nary will chant 'he office for the dead,
and will attend the funeral in a body.
Cardinal Gibbons regarded Archbish
op Gross as a most able man, an earnest
worker and a good friend. Speaking of
him tonight, the cardinal said: ,
"He was an untiring missionary,
first n Georgia and then in Oregon,
and lost his strength by zealous work
in behalf of Christianity; he was in
domitable in the seivioe of God, and
died from hard work. In his death
the country loses a good man."
Wheat Walla Walla, 59 60c; Vat
lev and Blueetem, OSo per bushel.
Flour Best grades. $3.45; graham,
t3: superfine. $2.25 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 89 40c; chol
gray, 87 38c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $21 22; brew
ing, $28 per ton.
Millstuffs-Bran, $15.50 per ton; mid.
dlings, $21; shorts, $16; chop, $15.60
Hay Timothy, $8 9; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, $8 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 40ouoi
seconds, 4045o; dairy, 85 400 store,
Cheese Oregon full cream, ll12o(
Young America, 12o, new cheese,
10c per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2 8. 50
per dozen; hens, $3. 50 4. 60; springs,
tl.253: Keese. $5.006.00 for old,
$4. 50 6 for young; ducks, $4.00
6.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12
12 Jc per pound.
Potatoes 50 000 per suck; sweets,
2c per pound.
Vegetables Beets, Due; turnips, oo
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, $11.26 per 100 pounds; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, 750
per saok; beans, 8o per pound; celery,
70 76c per dozen; cucumbers, 60o per
box; peas, 83c per pound.
Onions Oregon, 76o$l per sack.
Hops 1017o; 1897 crop, 46c
Wool Valley, 1012o pe pound;
Eastern Oregon, 812of mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wetheri
and ewes, &c; dressed mutton. 7c
spring lambs, per lb.
Hoes Gross, oholce heavy, $4.76;
light and feeders, $3.004.00; dressed,
$6.606.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 8.60$3.75;
cows, $2.503.00; dressed beef,
66Jc per pound.
Veal Large, 66c; small, 6
7c per pound. "
it and it has been traced for 800 feet
alona the beach and 600 to 700 feet
alonir the hill. It is from 80 to 100
feet wide on the surface, and is in the
contact between greenstone and slate,
as are all the Douglass island ledges,
the ore being of the same charaoter as
the Treadwell. The shaft is down 650
feet under Gastineau channel and the
ladae has there widened out to over
200 feet and carries from $12 to $14 in
: The Ebner is erecting a new 20-
stamp mill in the guloh leading up to
Silver Bow basin, and is about to start
a tunnel from that level which will
tan its ledae at great depth. Further
ud the same euloh the Alaska-Junean
Company has 80 stamps at work on the
ore from a great open quarry of Blate
frill of veins of quartz carying tree
gold. They simply quarry out the
whole mass, sort out the quarts and
send it to the mill and throw the slate
over the dump.
Berners bay is keeping up Its repu
tation, the Oohir, Northern Belle,
Bald Eaale and Seward all having
their mills in operation. Judge Mel
lon, who represents an Indiana Com
pany, and who successfully opened up
the Jualin, is now developing the
Ivanhoe, over the ridge between the
Jualin and the Comet, and has about
oompleted a 20-stampmill. The Jualin
has turned out $10,000 or $12,000 a
month since it started. Milo Kelly
has some very good claims in the Bern
ers bay distriot, showing free-milling
ore. and is working them. Montana
creek, whioh runs into Linn canal be
tween Berners bay and Juneau, is oom
ina to the front. The placers were
worked in the early days, and now the
Early is working in very rich ore and
running a five-stamp mill. The first
clean-up was very satisfactory. The
Boston & Alaska Company is sinking
a shaft on the Fun tors bay mine.
WILL SPAIN ACCEPT.
San Franoisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1014o pel
pound; Oregon, Eastern, 1012o; Val
ley, 16017c; Noithern, 9llc.
Millstuffs Middlings, $1921.0O
bran, $15.50 16.50 per ton.
Onions Yellow, 8045o per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery, 24o;
do seconds. 22c23; fancy dairy, 21
22c; do seconds, 2024o per pound.
Eggs Store, 1822o; fancy ranoh,
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia, $2
02.60: Mexican limes, $86.60; Cali,
fornia lemons, $2. 00. 800; do choioe
$3. 60 4. 50; per box.
Cyrano on the Curb.
Cyrano has reached the street fakirs,
says the New York Suu. The latest
curbstone attraction upon an uptown
tide street is a man selling a false fac
with an enormous inflatable nose,
which collapses and then reinflatos but
altogether in a style strictly Uyranose
que. Another novelty among the vend
ms is a manikin labeled "The Rubber
Wool Clip of the Country.
The annual estimate of the wool clip
of the United States for 1898 made by
flnrrotftrv North of the National AshO'
oiation ot Wool Manufacturers, and
which is to be published in its No
vember bulletin, shows the amount to
have been 266,720,684 pounds, against
259,158,251 pounds in 1897.
Oreaon shows, according to the sta
tistics. Ithe largest yield, 21,291,887
pounds of washed and unwashed wool,
nnii. next to WashinBton. shows the
largest per cent in shrinkage in scour
ina. or 71 per oent.
Montana follows, with 20,985,106
pounds and 62 per oent shrinkage; Cal
ifornia, 16,933,998 pounds and ou per
oent shrinkage; Texas, 16,880,443
pounds and 70 per cent; Wyoming,
18.626.704 pounds; New Mexico, 13,
888,420; Ohio, 12,114,958 pounds
Colorsdo. 9.958,869; and Miohigan
h Rflfl 122 nounds. The amount of
nulled wool is estimated at 22,116,871
pounds, making a total of 206,720,684
pounds washed or unwasneu, or m,
661,581 pounds of scoured wool. The
aggregrate clip of the six New England
states is about 1,745,025 pounds of
scoured wool ot whioh Massachusetts
furnishes 128,800 pounds.
R. P. Rithet & Co. have the follow
ing to say regarding shippinsg business
in their monthly circular lorNovemtier-
"The past three weeks nave brought
about a very deoided change for th
better in grain freights, although there
has been comparatively nothing doing
from San Franoisco. The bulk of the
season's shipments will undoubtedly
be made from Oregon, and it appears
likely that Washington will come next,,
the yield of California grain being
small in consequence of the drought.
The increased activity has tended to
harden heights, but on the whole
changes during the month have been
unimportant and the demand scarcely
as great as previously.
New California Industry.
Bakersfield is not distinguished as
being the only place in Amerioa where
Fuller's earth is reduced from the law
material to a merchantable artiole.
An unlimited deposit was found on
Poso oreek and a mill for grinding and.
bolting the earth has been erected and
la now running. The process of reduo-
tion consists of running the lumps ol
clay, the size of hickory nuts, through,
the hopper and bolter, whioh turn ik
out in the form ol fine flour. The man
ufacture of this earth on the coast will
lesult in a groat saving to the olotb
New Steamer Line on the Pacific.
Direct communication between South
Amerioan markets and San Francisco
will soon be established by one ol the
largest French steamship companies.
The Chargeura Reunis will start a
monthly service next March between
San Francisco and Liverpool, whiott
will make stoppages at Mazatlan, Aca
pulco, Guayaquil, Callao, Peru; Val-
ttiso, Chile, Montevtedo, Uruguay;
SantOB, Brazil; Liverpool, Havre ana
possibly a Belgian port. The company
has been organized and operated sinoe
1878, and is now having constructed
three 6,000-tons additional steamers
for the aPoifio trade.
Madrid Officials Believe That She Must
Powers May Be Appealed To.
Paris, Nov. 16. A dispatch to the
Temps from Madrid says the officials
there do not believe the peace negotia
tions will be broken off. It adds:
"If the United States persists in its
present olaims, Spain will accept the
conditions, after formally announcing
at a session of the commission, and in
a circular to the powers, that she yields
nminn in tliO im nOSHl bili t V of
! ' .u ..,. ;i.nnt nnnhtainabla Nck and iustlv. for that section o!
renewing mis ... ,7 . ' ... : Ti-i. ui. .-.j .t.
assistance in defense ol her rignts.
Poor, Old Horses
Running about the street of Skagway
are a number of poor, old, stray horses,
thnt have been worked until their
Wilts and shouldeis were sore, then
tnmed loose to starve. The more hu
.. f.f 1 U .. n n
mane Ol the Ollizena, uowevet, ui
tkn no the matter with a view to
Millers' War on the Sound.
The grocers in Seattle and Taooma
are making a rnn on flour, taking ad
vantage ol the rivalry between Tacoma
and Seattle mill men. The conditions
are peculiar. The Washington wheat
grower wants 60-cent wheat, while the
miller is only getting $3.40 lor his
ground product. To grind wheat that
costs 60 cents, add the freight, and
then sell it at $3.40 means something;
ol a loss.
Another Beet-Sugar Project.
A party owning 13,000 aores ol suit
able land for sugar-beet raising near
Idaho Falls, Idaho, has returned to
that plaoe from a visit to the beet sugar
factories in the United States and Ger
many. The soil and climate being
suited to the cultivation of beota, Chi-
oago oapital thinks favorably ol estab
lishing a sugar factory at Idaho J) alls.
Good Market for Potatoes.
The ylold of potatoes in tho Spokane
country this year was less than hail
the amount ot last fall, owing to the
hot weather experienced last summer.
The price there is from 86 to 00 cents,
while on the count potatoes are sell
ing at 66 oents. The Oregon crop is
said to be good this year and the price
is expeoted to to reach $1.60 by next
Woolen Mills Improvement.
It is stated that a large manufacture
. I ., . : i l 1 i !.. .utnkllaKmuiil mabinfv urourlnir
latBlng SUDSCriptlong TO secure luuu sun "i8 w"m""'"
care for the horses. A petition has al- apparel will be added to The Dalles,
ready boon started, and it is likely the Or., Woolen Mill Company's plant. A
friend of man will no longer sunei. new mm nuu unu - -
ins hunt, and a soneme ior uiucirio
Shells for Manila.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 16. Twenty
i,r,oon,l sts-nnund shells Will DO
shipped to the Mare island navy-yard
Monday. Three ireignt cars win uo
required to convey the ammunition
across the continent. Orders have been
received at the yard to work night and
day on the gunboat Princeton in order
that she may as soon as possible join
the squadron which is to assemble in
lllg Fleet Under Construction.
Washington, Nov. 16. A statement
prepared by Commodore Hichborn,
chief ol the construction bureau, shows
that on November 1, the navy depart
ment bad under construction in various
parts of the country 65 vessels, a larger
number than ever undertaken before in
the history of the country.
With a desire to encourage invest
ment, a bill has been sent to the Mex
ican congiess to exempt from taxatiop
special privilege companies.
anatomy between his chin and should
ers conists of a piece of tiny rubber
pipe, whioh, under air pressure from a
bulb in the back, jumps back and for
ward in the true rubber-neck fashion.
James T. Buchanan, a Pittsburg
lawyer, was oharged more for a beef
steak in a restaurant than the price put
down in the bill of fare. He refused
to par for it, had a row, was arrested,
locked up and held over night. He
brought suit and was awarded I4.0UU
It is understood that assurances have
hflen oiven the administration by the
German government that the visit oi
Einr-cror William, of Germany, to
Spain, is entirely devoid of official
character or significance; that the offi
cial trip of the imperial party ended
when they left Palestine, and that the
proposed stop at Cadis and Cartagena is
merely a health precaution in behalf ol
the empiess, as the sea trip would be
long and arduous if unbroken by these
stops at the Spanish ports. ,
Thrashing Is Over.
Threshing may now be considered
over for this year, in all parts of the
Inland Em oire. the last of the maohines
rmvinir "hunir un" for the season in
. . sn f
the vioinity ot Uakesdaieand arming
ton, Wash. The crop was good every
p.hln Work of the Yamhill looks.
The contractors have finished the in
shore wall ol the Yamhill locks, and
work bus bef'in on the outer wall
Work is being pushed as rapidly as
possible, in order to have it completed
before severe winter weather sets in.
lighting is being planned.
Mew Broom Factory Started.
Another faotory has been added to
the smokestack town ol Evorett, Wash.
The first lot ot brooms were turned out
last week from the Everett broom fao
tory, owned by Frederick Ilallin. The
brooms are meeting with great lavoi
with tho retailers.
The market for horsos and mules il
attain on the rise. A California buyei
was in Morrow oounty recently looKing
for draught animals, and offering good
prices for such as suitod him.
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Successful Clam Cannery. mue grouse are roponou uk,viu,i,9
a ... ann tha remand clam very scarce in the mountains, one
ouou, . .. . . ..,,,, .,a ,. . th out.
nnnnerv was Started at sTAuaoorwse, iui v.H.. ...... - -- -
... ,! I -.t (ha nil nn tt IhA tlwmg
VfaHIl. nuu HiO uiuuuu. " - o i ..... .
.' .i. i.i,i-. an.la nf shon nlotho bruedlnu uroundl
a ruanv marKet buiuuh mu juuu.hB r . . - .,
bouses. Seventy cases was the output
tor the last week in October.
Bids have boon opened by the city
New Whatcom. Wash., for
exteudinii the city water mains a dis
tance ol 8.600 foot. Tho extension will
1 be ot 24-inob woodon stave pipe.
of the birds. The sheep are said to
trample upon the eggs and young birds.
Congressman Thomas II. Tongue will
have the appointment of a cadet to the
WoBt Point militaiy academy next
spring, and announces that examina
tions will he had at Vanoouver barracks
tho first Monday of March.