Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 15, 1900, Page 5, Image 5

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GOLD BBACE, Or., Sept. 7.-Curry, the
frontier coast county of, Oregon, Is In a
State of social and political eruption. In
ternal dissensions ere spreading: through
Che community-, producing: a heated condi
tion -which at any time may give rise to
fin earthquake that -will shake the state.
A contest is on between the forces of
law and order and the elements of law
lessness and disorder. Nothing; can stop
the burning' wrath of the people save a
total destruction of the obnoxious ma
terial. The "committee of safety" (vigi
lantes) which was formed at the county j
eat last September is still active, its er
outlve committee of five is backed up by
the taxpayers and substantial citizens of
tfaV community to prooeed against law
breakers as the exigencies of any occasion
may seem to require. Terror now reigns
Over the ranks of the desperadoes. The
evenglng sword of Justice is held above
every criminal neck. It may descend at
any moment. The "toughs" now experi
ence the awful suspense of impending ca
lamity, which by their bold crimes they
inflicted upon quiet citizens until the' or
ganization of the committee of safety.
It has been the purpose of the citizens'
committee to act through the regularly
constituted officers and forms of law, so
long as effectual. But results are their
chief consideration, and they Intend to
rid the country, at whatever cost, of the
crowd which for 10 years has menaced -the
peace and saf&ty of the country.
Causes of Disturbance.
Two causes are uppermost In agitating
Che community. The murder of Mrs.
Christine Edson. for which Coleman Gil
lespie was last month sentenced to hang
on October 5, and the shortage of ex
County Treasurer James S. Averlll. The
condemned man. Gillespie, has stated In
Interview, and in court, that he was only
an accomplice in the robbery and murder
of the Widow Bdson. He declares that
Charles Strahan was the principal. Gil
lespie was convicted on his own confes
sion and on circumstantial evidence. The
confession bears heavily -upon Strahan.
The accused was serving out sentence for
assault to commit rape at the time the
murder was committed. The deed was
done at night and Strahan was able to
go and come from the jail at night, as he
pleased. The liberties given him during
his incarceration, by the negligent and
recreant Sheriff, are now causing Strahan
no end of trouble. Had he been constantly
confined to jail, according to the sentence
of the court, he now could not suffer from
the statements of Gillespie, who testifies
to his connection with the robbery.
Strahan is in Coos County. Meanwhile,
the people of Curry County are divided
In opinion as to the advisability of bring
ing him to trial on the evidence of Gil
lespie. One party clamors for his arrest.
The other faction Is indifferent, believing
that Strahan's name is brought into the
crime by Gillespie as a trick on the part
Of the real culprit to pose as one turning
state's evidence. District Attorney George
2d". Brown, who has followed the case from
start to finish, believes that Gillespie was
alone in the murder of Mrs. Edson. And
euoh was Gillespie's first confession. Nev
ertheless the continued and constant dis
cussion of the evidence causes the 'people
of this vicinity to look for something
else to happen any day, but none of them
pretend to predict Just what that some
thing will be.
Shortage i the Ctmnty Treasury.
Although known to be short In his ac
counts, and to havecommitted irregulari
tiesJn his books, -ex-County Treasurer,
.jAVerlll has not been detained for exam
ination. He travels about the state with
freedom while still owing the county
money which had been entrusted to him,
and which he had used. The taxpayers
of Curry County are indignant that this
is possible. The county is already so in
volved that script is at a discount of 10
to 15 per cent. The property-holders who
etand the brunt of careless handling of.
the public money are in a mood to make
AverlU left the county a few days be
fore the session of the Circuit Court
which convicted Gillespie. When his short
age was discovered by the new officers
who went over the books in July, Averlll
promised to make good every cent. He
admitted having used county money in
his canvass for the Legislature as the
Democratic and Populist nominee for
Joint Representative for Coos and Curry
Counties. His father, W. H. Averlll, of
-Brownsville, came to the ex-Treasurer's
rescue with an advance of ?500. Nearly
$1000 of shortage was made good. Now It
develops that about $1200 In script is not
accounted for, and a further shortage of
$282 is reported by the expert who has
gone over the books. Averlll, before
leaving Gold Beach, deposited $100 In trust
to meet any further deficit which might
l)e discovered. The father Is said to be
an honorable and substantial fnan. H
has given assurances that he will help
to make up the ex-Treasurer's shortage,
so that the bondsmen have not been vin
dictive. Averill's record for the last year of
his residence at Gold Beach is enveloped
in a mist of disgrace. An event occurred
in his household which fed the gossips
of this spRrsely-populated region. His
wife, who was an estimable and respected
woman, died under the most distressing
clrcumstancos. A few weeks ago a war
rant for his arrest, charging him with
robbery, was sworn out In Coos County.
The case was called at Bandon before a
Justice and was dismissed, but the charge
which was made by the prosecuting wit
ness had gone over the counties of Coos
and Curry. The affair which led up to
the arrest for robbery caused him to fall
from leadership in the fusion party last
During the early part of the campaign
Averlll was king: among: the Democrats
and Populists of this section. He was on
the ticket against the cannery-man and
capitalist, R. D. Hume, the Republican
mominee for joint Representative from
Coos and Curry Counties. Averlll won
large support In certain sections of Coos
County. Up to within 10 days of election
Hume's defeat seemed Inevitable, but
Just at that time AverlU became In
volved in an altercation in one of the
resorts of Marshfleld. An old soldier.
Who had drawn back pension money to
the amount of $720, was out celebrating
Ills good fortune. Averlll was "in the
party. He was accused of taking a large
eum of the old man's money. It Is said
that the ex-Treasurer admitted posses
sion of some of the money. He claimed
that he Intended to only keep It until
the owner might sober up. He returned
all that he claimed had come into his
hands. The stories which grew out of
this nffalr tended to the undoing of
Averlll In Coos, the county where he had
risen so fast
t Averill's bond 1 1nntwA fnr iftftm
Durinr its life one of the bondsmen, T.
J. Cook, was allowed to withdraw. The
signature was crossed off, and in its
place the signature of Benjamin Guth
ridge was accepted. The question has
been propounded to the County Court
whether this subsequent mutilation does
not invalidate the entire bond.
Prisoner's Many Liberties.
It is a strange situation when a man
incarcerated for one crime is charged
with committing another outside the Jail.
This is a notable feature of Gillespie's
confession. It would seem altogether Im
possible, and the accusation would be
taken as the wild Imagination of a dis
ordered brain were it -not generally
known that while serving out his sen
tence Strahan nsed the Jail simply as a
voluntary lodging place. The -negligence
and Irregularity of Jesse Turner, the
Sheriff, who was supposed to look after
the county's Interests at the time, are
responsible for the conditions .which al
low Gillespie to cast suspicion upon Stra
han. There are many people living in
Gold Beach who saw Strahan enter and
leave the jail and. roam around tqwn
at will, while he was supposed to be
serving out sentence in durance vile. He
was seen to take long walks on the
beach; to visit his wife at his home; to
wander in the suburbs of the town, and
to sit on the steps of the Courthouse and
visit with any who came that way. It
is said that he carried the .key to the
jail with which to lock himself in and
turn himself out. The circumstance
which causes belief that Gillespie had a
confederate is the distance that sepa
rated Gillespie from the scene of the
murder before the house had been burned
down. The ride which was made by
Gillespie after the rogbery was most re
markable. Never will the mountain road
and dangerous and narrow grades be
tween Wedderburn and Port Orford be
covered in less time than it was when
in the still hours of the night Gillespie
was chased over it by his guilty con
science. Coleman Gillespie's Case.
Having told several different stories
and not being consistent in all his state
ments, Coleman Gillespie is discredited.
What he says Is not taken seriously un
less his testimony is borne out by cir
cumstantial evidence, apart from any
thing which he may produce. He denies
the forgery of the' $75 pension check,
when It. Is plain to any expert in pen
manship that he made no effort to dis
guise his writing In Indorsing the name
of Christine Edson. This piece of paper
is responsible for his arrest' and 'con
viction. 7
Whether anyone else la ever brought
into this case, Coleman Gillespie is to
pay the penalty for the part he took
111 the crime. He concedes his doom.
Ha boasts that when he slips from the
end of the rope on October 5 into the
mouth of hell, he will make the devil a
good stoker. He jokes about how hot he
will make the fires for his enemies who
follow him. When interviewed by the
writer, Gillespie declared that while he
may deserve hanging, he can name
others who deserve the same fate.
This young man is a. remarkable crim
inal. He Is bold, audacious, reckless. He
is a monster, whose ruling passion la
to commit a huge Joke which requires
daring. During his career of 21 years he
has never been deterred from any under
taking by a thought of the consequences.
He Is as devoid of sentiment and humane
feeling as a carnivorous animaL Mirth
is his predominating mental characteris
tic. His face was built to laugh, and
his brain is able to perceive incon
gruities where no other mind suspects
them. Some people think Gillespie weak
minded because of his propensity for
laughing, but In this they are mistaken.
He Is up to the average of his asso
ciates in Intelligence. He never has felt
the proper sense of moral responsibility
because life was to him too huge a joke
to think of anything "as serious.
Some of Gillespie's Misdeeds.
Early in life Gillespie showed a ten
dency to steaL At the age of 13 he
burglarized the cabin of some Germans,
who were neighbors of his family. One
of hfs prizes from this theft was a
Dutch prayerbook. To have possession
of a. book printed In a language foreign
to him so pleased the boy that be had to
show It to his playmates. This led to
his detection and punishment. He re
garded the theft and the apprehension,
even at that early age, as a very light
His next notable act of appropriating
other people's property was at the age of
15, when he took a team of horses, and,
lying to his mother as to how he came
to have them, used them about the
home ranch. When called to account for
the deed he made no denials.
Then came the burglary of the cabin
of Billy Brown. Gillespie put on one of
Brown's new suits, which formed a part
of the Tjpory, and posed as "a fine Joker
to be able to dress welt In another man's
clothes, in his mlna, the Joke of a crime
was. never diminished by the punish
ment. About four years ago Gillespie bur
glarized the residence of Ed Masters,
his brother-in-law. A watch and rings,
which he took In this escapade, he ex
hibited with pride. When called to ac
count for the deed, he made a full and
truthful confession, and gave reasons
for having committed the offense.
Never in any of his escapades did Gil
lespie attempt to cover up his tracks.
When caught, as he has always been,
he has made free, full and rather boast
ful confession. He deviated in this re
spect when he talked of the robbery and
murder of Mrs. Edson. Circumstantial
evidence bears him out In his confession
that he was conoerned'in the robbery by
which the unfortunate Mrs. Edson met
a horrible death.
Something- of Cnrry County.
Curry County has a voting population
of tf50 During! the last decade it had been
the scene of 10 homicides. None of those
who have been concerned In this spilling
of human blood have been punished.
Some of the killings are particularly ro
voltlng on account of the motives under
which the murderers acted. Gillespie, by
coming under the ban of the law, turns
the tide of government In the right
channel. Unless he cheats the gallows,
he will be the first murderer to be
hanged In Curry County by the regularly
constituted authorities. During the early
times of pioneer settlement justice was
dispensed by vigilance committees on
Lower Rogue River, and evildoers cut
short between the days.
The criminal record of the last two
years Is enough to stir the citizens of
the county to take steps for protection.
Three murders at Chetco, and one at
Wedderburn, have occurred within that
short space of time. The killings at
Chetco were the culmination of a neigh
borhood feud, which had been in prog
ress for years, and which only termi
nated with the killing of the principals
in the trouble. Such Is the state of
things which brought about the organi
zation of tho committee of safety.
The newly elected Republican county
officials, backed up by the taxpayers,
who are now thoroughly aroused, may
be expected to do away with the "bor
der" elements and ruffian gangs that
have been the terror of this region.
Mrs. Edson, the Murderer's Victim.
Mrs. Christian Edson, the victim of Gil
lespie, lost two husbands by violence, one
by base and dishonorable desertion, and
one her last by natural death. Her first
husband, John Glesel, and three of their
children, were massacred by Indians be
fore her eyes in their pioneer home, five
miles above the mouth of Rogue River.
This was February 42, 1S56, and 'was one
of the Incidents of the long-fought con
test with the Rogue River Indians dur
ing the '50s. The brave woman tried to
shield her husband from the assassin's
knife, and lost a finger in the effort Then
-one ay one tne younger emmren were
killed and thrown upon the prostrate
hody of the father. The .grief-stricken
widow and her 14-year-old daughter,
Mary, were led away to the camp of the
savages on Rogue River. They were
marched through the timber with no
protection, save their night dresses, from
the Winter winds and damp brush. On
the way to the rendezvous of the tribe
three other whites were massacred, and
the captives -were made to witness the
horrors of this affair. For two weeks
mother and daughter suffered indignities
at the hands of the savages. Finally, by
a heavy ransom of squaws and blankets,
the white soldiers effected their rescue.
Mary Giesel became Mrs.-Blake, of Chet
co, and she survives the violent death of
the father at the hands of the Indians
and the taking off of the mother by the
crime of the desperate Gillespie.
The widow of John Glesel, later Mrs.
Edson, next committed herL affections and
safety to Frank "Bugy, a miner of
French extraction. While following the
placer excitements up the coast, Bugy
was ' mysteriously taken off. Again left
a widow, she married James Pete. ?The
alliance with Pete proved unfortunate.
H deserted" her-in ml, taking with him
what o her fortune ,he had. nof squan
dered. Then came the marriage to A 3,
Edson, whose honorable name she bora
at the time of her murder., Edson died
about 10 years ago, and his 'widow lived
in their comfortable cottage at Gold
Beach until it wa burned down by;her
rauraeiW) or murucijjf. b. jauw
chief income wan a pension -f $75 per
Quarter, jwhlch was allowed by the Gov
ernmenton account oi the Indian' depre
dations tn 1859.
Gillespie's Koifeer an Sis..
The widowed mother of the condemned
murderer has been the mainstay, and sup
port of the Gillespie family for 10 years. (
When her husband became involved In
financial difficulties at Gold Beach, ho
left the country and has never been heard
from. Ho took with him some $2600 and
the family were destitute.. The wifo and
daughter sought work, and kept house
for the growing boy, Coleman, who dls-"
graced them as soon as he reached man's
estate. While growing 'up the boy was,
an .annoyance rather than a comfort to
the deserted wife and broken-hearted
mother. Time and again he caused her
to suffer with humiliation by committing
petty crimes and misdemeanors. , ,
Mrs. Gillespie's daughter has performed
a sister's part towards the recreants son
since his arrest for murder. She' is a
young woman 'of good, education. ' She
has three children. She haa beta bujk
Curry County's Courthouse Is a small frame building, and on most occasions affords ample
accommodation for those in attendance upon tho yearly session of Circuit Court. The trial
of Coleman Gillespie for the murder of Mrs Edson proved an exception. Fully of
the people who desired to hear the testimony were denied the privilege, due to a lack of
room. s. " t
The building in the background is the county Jail. It is a frail frame building,' and would
offer little or no resistance to a desperate man Coleman Gillespie will pass the time here
- until October S, when he will suffer the death
porting her children and helping her
mother by teaching In the public schools
In this and adjoining counties. Her mar
riage proved to be unhappyT and she left
her husband.
Mrs. Gillespie and the daughter are con
ducting a hotel In a building adjoining
the courthouse and jail where Coleman
is confined for the murder of their former
neighbor, Mrs. Edson. The mother and
daughter are within calling distance of
the death cell. From their windows they
can look out upon the grounds where
the scaffold is to be erected. The boy
will be hanged on the commons which
was his favorite playground, next to his
mother's dooryard.
The condition of Gillespie's mother is
pathetic. She Is .destitute of means, and
beside' herself with grief. Her spirit is
broken and she looks as though she might
not live through the climax of. the stir
ring events which will be reached October
5, when the sentence of the court will be
Youth Who Killed Tils Father In the
Bine Mountains.
PENDLETON, Or., Sept. 12 Arthur
Kelly, the 12-year-old lad who killed his
father while the two were on a hunting
trip in the fastnesses of the Blue Moun
tains, Is confined In the county jail here
pending the sitting of .the Circuit Court
for Umatilla County. Young Kelly, who
Arthur Kelley.
has admitted the tragedy, as a reason for
his terrible deed states that his father
klcRed and cuffed and swore at him for
leaving a hatchet at their, last camping
place. Local sentiment inclines toward
attributing the deed to an innocent, child
like resentment of the brutality by a
man who habitually abused his son.
Applies to Bryan.
PORTLAND, Sept. 14 (To the Editor.)
In reading the speeches Mr. Bryan is now
getting off over the country, one is re
minded of Rev. Timothy O'Hooleran's
sermon on the devlL Hls text was, "He
goeth about as a roaring Hon."
"Now," said he, "me frlnds, so that yea
may astly indersthand, I will split me
subject into three halves.
"First Who ls.the dlvilt
"Second Where is he goln'T
"Third What in the dlvil is he roaring
about 'any wayT" C
Pacific Commercial Museum.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14. The finance,
committee of the proposed Pacific Com
mercial Museum has secured subscriptions
that will give the Institution an Income
of $23,496 for its first year, and its estab
lishment Is now assured. It will be
planned after the Commercial Museum in
Philadelphia. " '
Oettp"-st the, Highest Point; in Tea
Years Influence of' the
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NEW-YORK, Sept. 14. R, G. Dun &
Co. 'a weekly review of -. trade tomorrow
will say:
Thel"trpplcal storm that devastated.' the
Gulf.Coaat, almost wiping out the ''City
of Galveston ard doing damage in other
parts of the country, caused reduction in
the volume of business at the South and
railroads,' in the Gulf region-1 have prob
ably not shown their maximum losses of
earnings as yet; but even after such a
catastrophe. recuperative power is shown.
An added cause of hesitation in business
is the order for a strike of the anthracite
coal miners. Otherwise, the working
force '.has increased this week, foV opera
tions are resuming at steel mills, and the
Michigan Peninsular Car plant 'and the
penalty for the murder of Mrs. Edson.
Deering Harvest Works have started1 up
after seven weeks' Idleness, .with SOOp
hands each. From many quarters qf the
West and Southeast a better distribution
of mechandise Is reported In Jobbing and
retail circles. The weather has continued
favorable for the maturing corn, crop,
with cutting progressing, and the crop
generally beyond danger; but damage to
cotton by the storm is still an unknown
Prices of staple commodities are higher
for the week, hoisted by the sharp rise
in cotton, but in manufactured products
there is, still little change, Jhough 'the
steady Increase of business at the current
level is satisfactory. Cot qn closed la t
week at the highest price in 10 years,
and a large short Interest was awaiting
reaction. "Instead, there came news l of
the digaKtfer in Texas fl-ml prt)MiiTl rh
.ports, that 1,000,000 bales had' been de
stroyed At, the New York exchange,
trading .was far In excess of all 'previous
records, ,and prices roe by bounds Sub
sequently there were less exaggerated .re
ports from the South, but ihe t market
failed to respond, and middling uplands
advanced to 11 cents. The rise In the raw
material caured sharp advances In. cotton
goods. In one week standard brown
sheetings rose from 5 67 to 6 cents, wide
bleached sheeting from 20 to 21, standard
brown drills from 5(57 to 5S7, and staple
ginghams from 5 to 6 50 cents. Buyers,
who have been de av'ng for weeks are
anxious to recure liberal supplies,' 'both
instant and .distant. Stocks in first hands
were cleaned up, and sellers generally
withdrew from the market.-'
Wheat rose above 0 cents again, in the
face of receipts for the crop j ear thus far
8 416,96 bushels larger th n last year
while exports decreased 10,251 S8S bushelt
including flour. Reports of heavy rains
in some sections and Injury to -the crop,
with better inquiries by foreign houses,
explain the advance. " '
More orders are being received'ai Iron
mills, and prices are steady. In struct
ural and finished material there is much
business, and activity is becoming1 almost
universal in the Iron region. Steel ral's
are awaiting the agreement as to prices,
which Is expected to be reached 'next
week. A reduction in keeping with other
steel products Is considered certain, and
then tho market will be on a Fettled ba
sis. Some large makers favor" $27 60 as
the new basis and believe that nearly
2,000,00') tons would be ordered at that fig
ure Shipbuilding "was never more 'active,
and a feature was a contract for a coal
pier to be used In the export trade.
Boots and shoes began to recover, after
many weeks 'of Idle wheels throughout
New- England. Orders are coming for
ward freely, .and a return to normal con
ditions Is Introspect. Last week's ship
ments fom Boston were onH 67,142 cases,
which is the smallest amount since the
decline began, but increasing purchases
promise an early gain in 'forwardlrg-.
Conditions are similar In, the wool mar
ket, where sales last week aggregated
2,643,000 pounds, against 12 056,500 pounds
a year ago. Prices do not fall, as might
be expected In such a dull season.
Failures for the wek were 195 in. tho
United States, against 149 last year, and
SO in Canada, against 32, last year.
Nev- German Iioan. ;,.
NEW YORK. Sept. 14. KUhnf Loeb &
Co. Issued the following statement about
the German loan this afternoon; . -
"The negotiations whlzh were under
way for some days for the placing of a
German loan In the United States have
been concluded. They cover a purchase
by KuhnLoeb'&'Cb. and the National
City Bank of 80.000,000 marks 4 per cent
treasury, notes -of. the German Empire,
maturing in equal proportions in 1903 and
1905. There Is no syndicate, the purchas
ing bankers taking over the "loan upon
their own Initiative from the Relchsbank
through the DIsconto-Gezellshaft, of Ber
lin, an.d M. M. Warburg, of Hamburg.
An Issue of the loan will shortly be made
both in . the United States and in Ger
many. Preference In allotments Is lo be
given to American subscriptions. Pay
ments for the loan will be distributed
over a considerable, period, 'and" 'will be
made entirely In bills of exchange, no
gold shipments being contemplated. The
money' market Is, therefore, not likely to
be- affected" through payments of the
loan. -
' Spreading: Stock QnotatloBS.
' CHICAGO, Sept. 14. At a. special meet
ing ofthe Board ofTrade'todayVa'jresa
'lutlon was adopted authorizing the presi
dent and secretary to execute contracts
with the2 Exchange Telegraph Company.
The first of these contracts 'provides for
the completion of a comprehensive tele
graph system connecting the important
exchanges December 31, 1900, on the com
pletion of which line the Exchange Tele
graph Company Is .to have the exclusive
"tepgraph space in the Exchange and
Board Of Trade bulldlnjgs, In'Chlcago. The
second contract covers the dissemination
of Board of Trade quotations through the
country covered by the line of the Ex
change Telegraph 'Company, with the ex
ception4 of the business'of Chicago.
' -
', Bank Clearing.
-NEW YORK, "Sept. 14. The following
table, compiled by Bradstreet, shows the
bank clearings at principal cities for the
fweek 'ended September' 13, with the per
centage of lncfease'and decrease as com
pared With -the corresponding week last
Inc. Dec.
New York ......? 741,695,000 .... 44.6
Boston 96,680000 .... 24.9
Chicago' 1S3.3S6 00O 7.8' ....
Philadelphia, 74.733,000 .... 12,3
BtLouis :5,513,000 8.7 ....
Pittsburg 25 995,000
Baltimore 16.373,000 .... 12.6
San Francisco .... 18.7CO.CO0 .... 16.0
Cincinnati 13,860.000 3.0
Kansas City 17.3S9.000 21.4 ....
New Orleans...:... 8.87S.O0O 24.6
Minneapolis 12,321000 3.3
Detroit 8,100,000
Cleveland. 10,02,000 4.7 ....
Louisville 6,555,000 .... 10.7
Providence ... ..'.. 4,838.000 .... 16T.2
Milwaukee 5.367,000 .... 2.7
St.,Paul 4,218,000 .... 14.8
Buffalo 6.O03.COO 10.2 ....
Omaha 6,069,000 .... 10.4
Indianapolis 6.912 000 13.T ....
Columbus, O. ...:. 4, 68 000 .... 8.1
Savannah 7, 159.6 ....
Denver 3,762,000 .... 5.6
Hartford 2.382.000 .... 10.2
Richmond 3,022,000 .... 30.7
Memphis 2,030.000 3.5
Washington 2,133,000 8.4
Peoria 2.038.000 2.0 ....
Rochester 1.807,000
New Haven- 1,278000 .... 30.8
Worcester ....'.... 960,000 .... 24 8
Atlanta 1.610.000 10.7 ....
Salt Lake City.... 2,192.000 .... 3.8
Springfield Mass.. 1,367,000 2.7 ....
Fort Worth 1,417,000
Portland, Me 1043,000 .... 31.4
iPortland, Or. .... 2,570 000-43.4 ....
St.. Joseph 4,5b8.00O 24.2
Los Angeles 2.238.000 12.5
Norfolk 1.297.000 2S.8 ....
Syracuse 1,038,000 .... 2.9
Des Moines 1.414.X00 .... 1.8
Nashville 1,248 000 .... 14.1
Wilmington. Del.. SS6 0OO .... 1.2
Fall River E53 000 .... 23.T
Scrnnton 891,000 .... 2.6
Grand Rapids .... 1.160,000 3.1 ...,
Augusta, Ga 2,488 0 0 316.0
Lowell 4J90 0. 7... 16.S
Dayton, 0 1.134 00) 18.2 ....
Seattle 3.088 000 38.4 ....
Tacoma 1,306,000 24.2
Spokane 1.125.C00 .... 7.3
Sioux City 1.K6 (00 1.4 ....
New Bedford ' 298. 0") 3.3 ....
Knoxvilie, Tenn... 607 00) 9.9
Topeka 9G4.O0O 35.7 ....
Birmingham 725,00) 21.2
Wichita 521,000
Blnghamton .V6C0) 13.6
Lexington. Kv.... 50)000 21.4 ....
Jacksoniu- Fla.. 2C8 0O) .... 9.1
Kalamazoo 340.(00 -
Akron- 494,000 5.5 ....
Chattanooga 5110'0 66 4
Rockford, 111 266,-00 .... 6.6
Canton O.-. 292 COO .l ....
Springfield, 0 316(0) 5.3 ....
Fargo, N. D 268 0-0 .... 32 6
Sioux Falls. S. D. T4.CO .... 61.9
Hastings, Neb. ... 131.000
Fremont. Neb 125.000
Davenport 1,033,000 11.9
Toledo 2.46000 17.5
Galveston 2,'710() .... ....
Houston 7,333,000 .... 11.6
Evansville 818 000
Macon 798 00) 46.4
Helena 92,0)) .... 4 0
Little Rock 4.'8 0O 21.1
Springfield 111 418 0C0 .... 6.2
Youngstown 327,000 .... ....
Totals, U. S ....81,328,035.000 .... 22.3
Outside N. Y t8',3j9,O0O .... 3.9
T5nmlnlnn nf Canada
Montreal J 34 4-5 0CO i... 4.1
Toronto lO.m 000 27.0
.Winnipeg 1,719 00) .... 16 5
Halifax 1,159 0 0 6.o
Hamilton 727.000 14.7 ....
St. John, N. B.... 871 0CO 24.7 ....
Vancouver 1,0"8 0)0 .... 13 3
Victoria 727.CO) .... 4.4
Totals I 21.251,00) .... 2.0
Heavy Trading: nnd Large Gain In
Ro-tv Qotton.
NEW YORK, Sept. 14 Bradstreet's to
morrow will say:
Expanding demand at advancing prices
in many lines of trade finds Its chief ex
emplar in the market for raw cotton,
which has witnessed the greatest excite
ment, heaviest trading and largest gain
In price- for at least a decade. Rarely, if
over. In tho .history of the trade, as con
ducted on modern lines, has the Interest
displayed In the product been greater, and
the manufacturing Interests of the world
find the situation a perplexing one, while
For the third of a century the stand
ard for strength and purity. It makes
the hot bread,. hot biscuit, cake and other
' pastry light, sweet and excellent in every
quality. .
No other baking powder is "just as
good as" Royal," either in strength, purity
-or wholesomeness.
the prospects of. large profits to producers
are stimulating all "lines of Southern
trade. English spinners, who are report
ed very generally short ofsupplles, are
considering- drastic methods of meeting
the requirements. In American cotton
markets the situation, from being a buy
er's market a short time ago, is now re
versed, and sellers are in a position to
dictate terms. So suddenly has the out
lo,ok, as viewed by the trade generally,
changed that manufacturers are unable or
unwilling to define their exact position,
or, if they accept new business, do so on
a distinct basis of cost of new supplies.
Maximum cotton-crop estimators of past
years are apparently panic-stricken, and
predict famine stocks for the end of the
year, even with reduced consumption.
Most food prices are either firm or high
er on the week, wheat being advanced on
better export demand and bad weather
at the Northwest, proved by the lower
grade of much of the receipts. Corn is in
good demand, with scant supplies of old
crop, and pork and lard sympathize there
with. Raw sugar is still scarce and higher
on the week and coffee is fractionally
higher. Print cloths are out of the mar
ket , at old prices, and Southern cotton
yarns have advanced. Wool Is still rather
weak, and the demand for Spring-weight
men's wear goods Is stijl disappointing.
The predicted anthracite coal miners
strike is almost the only unfavorable
feature of the Industrial situation. The
iron and steel situation has not materi
ally changed, and irregularity in demand
and prices Is still a feature. Rather more
talk Is heard of tha Influence of election
uncertainties upon future trade, and cer
tainly there Is some additional weakness
at leading pig-iron markets, while, on the
other hand, finished material Is rather
more firmly held.
Examples of this are afforded in the
weaker tone of pig iron at Philadelphia
and Birmingham, and in the placing of
Bessemer pig on a $14 basis at Pittsburg.
On the other hand, some large sales of
pig are noted at Chicago at 60 cents ad
vance, and 25,000 tons of plates have been
placed at that city at firmer rates, while
bars are active- and higher. Wire prod
ucts arereported well cleaned up, and
stocks "are light. More la doing in bars at
"other Western points. Hardware Is in
good demand, and a good Fall business
Is likely. The outlook as to steel rail
prices Is unsettled, but lower quotations
are looked for.
Wheat, including flour, shipments for
the week aggregate 4,665,982 bushels,
against 3.378,100 bushels last week; 4.336.
556 bushels in the corresponding week of
1S99, 3,685,290 bushels in 1898, 6.2S9.940 bush
els In 1S97, and 3.568.326 bushels In 1S93.
From July 1 to date, this season, wheat
exports are 34,983,843 bushels, against 42,
012,795 bushels last season, and 36,469,091
bushels in 1898-59.
Business failures In the United States
for the week number 267, as against 154
last week, 149 In the week a year ago.
113 in 1898, 169 In 1SD7, and 315 In 1896. In
the Dominion of Canada, business fail
ures for the week number 24, as against
26 last week, 24 In this week a year affo,
20 In 1898, 36 In 1S97. and 41 In 1896.
In Financial Markets.
NEW YORK, Sept. 14. Bradstreefs
financial review tomorrow will say:
Hardly any improvement can be noted
in either the activity of the stock market
or In the quality of the trading at the
stock exchange. It continues to be a lim
ited market, and the transactions In the
main are confined to an exchange of con
tracts between professionals. 'The publle
is out of Wall street, and show no in
clination to come in, while even the In
vestment demand for bonds and dividend
paying stocks Is somewhat slackened. The
market was not stimulated by the result
of the Maine election, which. It may be
remarked, was generally construed In a
favorable sense by the street. Politics,
however, continue to be the principal
topic of discussion, and the market Is
settling down to a belief that, while no
political "scare" may develop, the uncer
tainties of the situation as regards the
Presidency will continue to restrict spec-.
ulatlon and to render Investors cautious.
In one department of the list there was
an appearance of genuine weakness, the
anthracite coal stocks declining somewhat
on increasing prospects of a miners
strike. Even in .this group, however, there
was some support shown at concessions,
though the announcement that the strike
would in all probability begin next week
tended to create more or less bearish talk
Afosolu te ly Pure
Many low-priced Imitation baking powders are tipon the mar
ket These are made with alum, and care should be taken to
avoid them, as alum is a poison, never to be taken in the food.
and feeling in regard to the
In this connection tho bearing of Ctbspw
with labor in auch a great i5Lf
anthracite coal on the political r
has not been lost sight of by tha street.
London seemed to take an unfacrabSa
view ofr the matterv but the London tea
kets are still dull, and foreign paztSdp
tlon and Influence were of a camonrd'
lnglj narrow in nature.
Not So Numerous on Ixxm B1jj
A Peculiar Feature.
ASTORIA. Sept. 14. The run. c ftsh.
In the Lower Columbia showed a falling
off last night, but good reports continue
from the upper river. For tho post weelc
there has been an immense run of sar
dines up the north, channel,, opposite
Astoria, and they are being followed by
thousands of birds, which gorge them
selves on them.
There is one peculiarity about the run
of Fall fish this season that can only
be attributed to the hatcheries. When tho
Fall season opened there were many of
the late July run in the river, but they
were of no use for canning" purposes.
During the past fewday3 an entirely
new run has started, and while it is not
large, the fish are pronounced to be tho
regular Chinook salmon, and the appear
ance, color and quality of them justifies
the belief.
Thomas Miles filed a suit In the Cir
cuit Court today against the Columb'a
River Packers Association to recover
$1449, alleged to be due certain persona
for labor performed on the Mathew soln
ing grounds. The complaint alleges that
the men worked all the way from 2T days
to 113 days each, without remuneration,
with the exception of two, who received
small amounts. All the claims have been
assigned to tho plaintiff for the purpose
of bringing this action.
A suit was filed In the Circuit Court
today by Chin Fee Leung vs. Chin Leung
to recover 1591 20, loaned the defendant.
Ching Leung was about to depart for
China, and a writ for his arrest on the
charge of being an absconding debtor was
Issued. He was found on board ' the
steamship Monmouthshire, booked undee
the name of Lee Ling:
Harvey Thompson. Marshal of New As
toria, was brought to this city this morn
ing and taken to the hospital. He Is
suffering with Bright's disease, and 13
not expected to live.
Scotvs on ifee XaScon ""'
Skagway Alaskan.
The lake towboat men are expecting a
big rush of work this Fall, af ten the water
gets so low that tha big steamers can
not operate on the Yukon and Lewis Riv
ers with safety. They anticipate a season
of great activity in the scow trade. Wil
liam Ollard, owner of the laka twin
screw steamer William Ogilvle, says
there will bo three weeks when, the scowa
will have & monopoly of the interior
transportation business.
"I see no reason why tho season will
not be as long this year as last," said
Mr. Ollard at the Golden North Hotel last
night, "and in that event It is reasona
ble to suppose that there will be great
Quantities of freight to go down the Yu
kon after the close of navigation for tha
large steamers.
"Scows are being -used now to a greater
extent than any time during the season
thus far. The William Ogilvie was taken
off tho Atlln run about ten days ago on
account of the demand on her fon towing
purposes. She Is now kept busy towing
down to Fifty Mile River. There are now
orders In for a sufficient number of scows
to guarantee a very large business for the
balance of the season.
"The Atlln travel has not been larere
this season as compared with a year ago,
though we have no reason to complain.'
Invasion of Enemy's Country.
Tacoma News.
Mr. Woolley, the Prohibition candidate
for the Presidency, is going to make a
speech In Milwaukee. That is what Mr.
Bryan would call "invading- the enemy's
Disconsolate Seattle.
Tacoma Ledger.
rHrt nnt firwt alnnir rifor trtn rminr fin? V
been completed.