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I. I CABirBSXl.. fToarlelor.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
(atreetlu Colleetloa of Current Events
la Condensed torn From
,The monthly statement of the publlo
debt show, at tbe clot of business Oo
tober 80, debt, less oash In trer .ury,
amounting to 1,030,663,001, an In
creuie for the mouth of 18,441,188.
A lection of scaffolding around the
Wabash building tn 8t. Looli. recently
partially destroyed by fire, gave way,
carrying eight worknieu into a mass of
debris. Two were fatally Injured and
four seriously hurt
During a fire at Hornot'e dyeing and
scouring establishment in Philadelphia,
Pa., a large can of benxlns exploded.
Thirteen firemen were seriously burned.
It la feared aome of thein may Iom
their eyesight The loo by fire was
The Sparta stage was held up by two
masked men three miles from Baker
City, Or. The highwaymen had a
lantern, which frightened the horaea,
and the coach waa capslied. The driver
grabbed the mail sack and reached Ba
ker City safely.
Attorney-General Fitxgerald, of Cal
ifornia, tubraitted a motion to the iu
preme court at Washington, to dismiss
or afflnn In the case of V. II. T. Dur
rant. The caae involves tbe proceed
ings sgainst Durrani for murder. The
caae waa taken under adviseinont
The ncople of Canton turned out in
Ursa numbers to welcome President
McKinley upon ni arrival home. He
wns escorted to his residence by the
Canton troop, whore he was waiiea
upon by the Commercial Travelera' As
sociation and a large delegation of
workmen from Ducber Heights, most
of them from the Ducber watch works.
There is intense exoitoinant at Co
folo, Cal., the metroK)lis of the Bound
valley region, over the arrest of moat
of the merchants and aaloon-men ol
the plaoe on charges of selling liquor
to Indians, and there la reason to fear
that blood will flow before the matter
onn be transferred to the district court
at Ban Franclaoo. Indian police are
guarding the Jail, in which several
white men are oonQued, being unable
to furnish bail. (
Great excitement has been caused in
Caracas by the discovery of a plot to
start a revolution in Venezuela in order
to prevent the meeting of congress.
Five hundred arrests have been made.
The largest cargo of wheat ever load
ed in a vessel on Puget sound was
placed on the steamer Glenfarg In Ta-
coma, which cleurea lor hi. inceiu,
The cargo consisted of 170,430 bush'
els of wheat, valued at 1140,000.
The Ottoman government has notified
the Dowers that it objects to the appoint
nient of Colonel Schaeffer, au officer In
the army of Luxemburg, as provisional
enmmissinner of the tiowors for ths
island of Crcto, -The German govern
ment supports the objection of Turkey,
The Spanish government signed con
tracts hint week with an important
firm of British shipbuilders, by which
it acquires some cruisers fitted with
ntilck-flre suns, which the firm had
noarlv completed for another govern
ment, whose consent, presumably, Spain
has secured by this arrangement.
The steamship Milwaukee sailed from
New Orleans for Liverpool with the
largest cargo of cotton, if not the largest
general cargo, ever floated. It con
sisted of 88,8.V bales of cotton; 30,300
tmshels of Brain: 88.830 pieces of
staves; 8.300 oars; her entire ourgo be
ing equal to 28,000 bales of cotton.
lioys oelobrating Hallowe'en at Fort
Branch. Iiul.. started a life which de
stroyed Odd Fellows' hall, tho Foit
Branch Times oflioo, six business houses
and several dwellings. Total loss,
s:lB0.000. In tho course of tho fire 80
pounds of dynamite exploded, causing
much dauittge to surrounding proporty,
Much surpirse and ill fooling has
linen occasioned in official circles iu
Madrid by the stutemunt in the aa
counts of the demonstration In Havana
on Friday, which preceded General
Weyler's embarkation, that he had de
clared while addressing tho deputation
that he had been recalled In obedience
to the wishes of the rebels and tho de
mands of the United States.
It is understood that tho diet of th
Greater Kopublio of Central America
has refused to agree with Secretary
Sherman In support of the arguments
nut forward in support of the appoint
ment of Captain William L.' Morry, ol
San Frnncisco, as minister or tno uni
ted States to Nicaragua, Costa ltica and
Salvador. It Is claimed in Munagu
that this step was tuken to force the
United States, if possible, to fully
recognise the diet, although it
claimed thut that body may be over
turnod any day by a successful revolu
tion in Nicaragua, Costa Uiea or Sal
Yador, or by the withdrawal from it ol
any of the presidents governing tlx
state he represents. The reply of the
diot will probably be forwarded to the
United States state department
It is expected that a treaty or con
vention between the United States,
' Russia and Japan will be formally
sinned and executed at the state de
partment during tho .present week
carrying out the proosition before ths
Behring sea conference for a suspension
of pelagic sealing. The present under
standing is that the sighing of this
document will occur within the next
few davs. It will represent the com
pleteJ efforts of the conference, and
with the signing concluded, the confer-
enoe will adjourn.
Four laborers were killed and several
others injured by an explosion of dyn
amite near Victor, Colo. The men
were blasting rock for an electric road,
The report of the commissioner
internal revenue for the fiscal year
ending June 80. 1897, shows the tota
receipts from all sources to have been
1140,019,603, a decrease as compared
with the fiscal year 18U6 of 811.033
The important changes in consmiip
tion are an Increase of fl, 838,473
the receipts from distilled spirits,
compared with 18U0, and a decrease ol
practically the same amount in the re
ueipt from fermented liquors.
More About Ike Proposed Mow Railroad
Tsooms, Nov. 8. Colonel William
Bailey, of New York, who bought the
Taooma A Lake Park railroad at auc
tion several days ago, will extend ths
line to opposite The Dalles on the Co
lumbia river. The name of the road
has been changed to tbe Taooma &
Columbia Iiiver railway. The road is
of standard gauge, and now extendi
from Tacoma to Lake Park. It is in
tended to prosecute the work steadily
all winter, and until the line is com
pleted. A branch line will eventually
be built to Mount Kainier. The exact
route of the extension has not been
To tho Colombia River.
The Dalles, Or., Nov. 8. The Ta
ooma & Cobmbia Itivor railroad is the
name of the new company that will
operate a freight and passenger line
between Turoma and The Dulles. Col
onel William Bailey, of New York, is
at the head of the company, the prin
cipal portion of the stock being sub
scribed by New York capitalists.
When it was known that Colonel
Builey was the purchaser of the Lake
Park road, a couple of weeks ago, it
was said thut the road would probably
be extended to the rich mineral tracts
abou tKatouvillo and Mount Ranier,
but no one dreamed that the extension
wonld be carried aa far as the Colum
It now transpires, though, that ac
tive oierat ions will be commenced al
most immediately, and pushed with
vigor until the two cities are connected.
It is boed to tap a section of country
that is as yet practically unknown, but
which is thought to be exceedingly
rich in timber, minerals and fertility.
The road will go by way of Katonville,
Nisquully, Tilton river oonl fields and
on across the Cascades to The Dulles.
Negotiations are nearly completed for
terminal fucilitics that will be conveni
ent to all shippers.
Taooma will be the operative head
Quarters of the new road, the bead
office being at 60 Broadway, New York.
A frieght and passenger office hai
been opened in Taooma. The first
work will consist in straightening out
the old Lake park road and getting
the roadbed in shupe.
Tho Montana Karthquako.
Salt Luke, Nov. 8. A speciul to the
Tribune from Pooatello, Idaho, says:
At 2:38 o'clock this morning a severe
shock of earthquake was felt tbe entire
distance from Silver Bow to Monida,
Mont, and at 7 o'clock a second shock
was perceptible, bnt not so severe. At
Divide, Melrose, Red Rock, Lima and
Monidu. the windows rattled, diBhes
full to the floor, flower pots were
thrown from their stands, lamp chiin-
nevs and other glassware suffered de
struction, clocks stopped, and buildings
were made to sway and orack. At
Dillon, especially, was the first shock
severe. The courthouse walls were
cracked and the plaster fell from the
An Aeronaut's Fate.
Chicago, Nov. 8. Aeronaut Stewart
Young was draw nod in the lake at the
foot of Monroe street this afternoon
while attempting to descend from his
balloon in a parachute. Young ascend
ed from the winter circus on Wabash
avenue. A brisk wind was blowing,
and tho airship quickly veered to the
east Immediately over Lake Front
Park, Yonng was seen to loosen his
parachute, and make ready to desert
the balloon. Evidently something went
wrong, for the aeronaut failed to drop,
and the balloon suddenly exploding foil
into the lake. Young was seen to
struggle violently to free himself, and
then sink. The lifesaving crew dragged
the lake for the body, but was unable
to bring it up.
Test of a Oormaa Aalrahlp.
Berlin, Nov. 8 An aluminum air-
Bhip, fitted with a benzine, motor, was
tested today in the presence of a num
ber of generals and the chief of tho air
ship department Tho ship rose 1,000
feet, floated in the air a lew minutes,
and at first obeyed the man steering it,
but later a strong wind rendered the
ship unmanageable. The teBt was cou
riered partly successful.
Hiuallpox Anion ( tho I'tee.
Santa Fo, N. M., Nov. 8. Captain
N. C. Nordstrom, Indian agent, who
has returned from the northern part of
tho territory, says that small ikjx has
broken out among the Ute Indians, and
thut quarantine has been established
to keep the disease Irora being coin
munlcated to the Juroilla Apaches.
A Hatlaractory Test.
Washington, Nov. 8. The ordnance
bureau has made a test at Indian Head,
tiring a 10-inch armor-piercing oappe I
shell at a 14-iuch plate. The latter
was nickel steel Hatveyisod. The shell
went through the plate and exploded on
tho other side. The tost waa consider
The Search for Andreo Hegun.
Berlin, Nov. 8. TheLokul Anaeigoi
announces thut a steamer fitted out
by the governor of Tromsoe, under in
structions from King Oscar, left Trom
soo island in search of Professor And ree.
She will proceed to Spitsbergen, from
which point Andree'a balloon ascended
Swear Revenge on MTejrler.
Havana, Nov. 8. General Pin ar
rived on the same steamer that brought
General Panda. He is under arrest to
answer charges made agaiiiBt him by
General Weyler, who accuses him of
extorting money from sugar-growers at
Cienfueiros. General' Pin swears that
ho will huve revenge on Weyler.
A grain of fine sand would cover 100
of the minute scales of the human skin,
and yet each of these scales in tarn
covers from 300 to 600 pores.
Tho Klelhon Horror.
St. Petersburg, Nor. 8. Farther
details have been received of the ter
riblo casualty which took place on Oc
tober 2(1 last in the village church at
Kielhoff, when an alarm of fire was
raised and a panic ensued, resulting in
the death of 74 persons and the severe
injury of 160 others. It appears that
the alarm of fire was due to the light
ing of candles at tho moment when the
windows were oened to allow the va
por to escae from the packod and
steatiiinir cmiuregntion. Among the vic
tims fatally injured were 15 pregnant
' r ' '" ' 1 I lAlPIVinU I
FARMING IN ALASKA
Commissioners Evans and
Killin Submit Reports.
ST0CKEAISISQ VERY LIMITED
Cnough of Certain Crops May Bo Grown
to Suatala a Considerable
Washington, Nov. 8. Dr. W. H.
Evans and Benton Killin, commission
ers appointed to investigate the agricul
tural possibilities of Alaska, have sub
mitted their reports to Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson. The reports agree
that while comparatively little agri
ctiltore exists there, it is possible that
enough of certain crops and animals
may be grown to sustain a considerable
population, provided proper methods
While Director Truo, ol the division
of experiment stations, does not regard
as feasible the establishment, or agri
cultural experiment stations there he
believes that experiments may be car
ried on in a number of lines with great
The two commissioners spent three
months in investigation on tiie south
ern coast of Alaska. They rejKirt that
the cultivated areas in Alaska are con
fined to small kitchen gardens, iu
which are grown many of our earlier
and hardier vegetables. Stockraising
is carriod on to a very limited extent,
The possible extension of pasturage
and gardening are quite considerable.
What agriculture will be in Alaska
will be subsidiary to fishing and other
industries, according to Mr. Killin 8
special report. Fishermen will locate.
on Alaskan lands and make homes. At
the present rate, Mr. Killin says, the
salmon will soon be destroyed. They
are being fished for in the spawning
waters to such an extent that they have
no opportunity to propogate. Tho hali
but and herring will lust forever.
Timber will not go into the market
until the yellow fir, or Douglass pine,
of the Pacific coast, is exhausted, as it
is superior to the Alaskan spruce or
hemlock. Alaskans will not feel the
want of agriculture, as freight from the
coast agricultural districts by sailing
vessels is very cheat). It now costs
but 80 cents a day to provide food for
miners at Turnagain arm. the most re
mote part of Cook inlet. He says thut
the agricultural department can do
nothing in experiment stations in Alas
ka, but it can furnish information.
Mr. Killin says that from the conn
try will be drawn sailors for the mor
ohant marine and navy. It can be
done, he thinks, by granting to every
American citizen who shall establish
himself in a home for five years on the
publio lands and who shall engage in
some occupation on hisown account for
the same period, 20-ucre tracts ol land,
with about 600 feet ol water front,
The latter will make it possible for
boats to belauded and nets to be drawn
The timber of the 20 acres wonld
build a boat, a house and furnish fuel
As fast aa the timber is tuken off the
land, small fruits and green vegetables
can be erown and grass furnished for
the domestio animals. Grasses grow
to Kreat perfection. Little was seen of
the cultivation of cereals and small
trnits. Berries abounded, though prac
tically no attention is paid to their cul
As to the country from the southern
boundary to Kodiak and Long island,
and from the Pucifio to the Alaskan
mountains, the climate is extremely
wet, but not cold. The winters are
very long, and the feeding poriod w ill
be at leust seven months. Cereals
will not ripen, and the vegetables will
CONVICT SHOT DEAD.
forfeited nil Life lu an Attempt to Ks-
eape at Salem.
Salem, Or., Nov. 8. Otto Kruhn,
a convict iu the ienitontiary here, for-'
foited his life this evening about S
o'clock in the desperuto attempt to es
cape. He was employed in breaking pig
iron in a shod near the foundry, and
shortly before the hour for marching
the men back to their cells, adroitly
improvised a ladder by nailing several
oleats on a pine plunk which served as
a track for conveying iron pipes to a
tronch being dug between the prison
and the insane asylum on the north.
Placing the plank against tho north
wall of the yard, in plain sight of the
wall guard, Jay MeCormick, son of J.
II. MoCormick, of this city, and in do
flanco of the guards' repeated warn
ings, ho climbed to the opening and
sprang to the ground, fleeing like a
deer toward the usylmn. As ho leaped
from the wall, the' guard tired low,
hoping to check him by wounding him
in the legs, but missed. The second
shot pierced Krahn's liody from t lie
shoulder to the right side, and he fell
dead in his tracks 80 feet from the
It was McCormlck's first day's serv
ice at the penitentiary. This was
Krahn's third attompt to escape. Ho
was a German, 95 years old. Ho was
sentenced from Multnomah county in
January, 1893, for eight years for as
sault with intent to commit rape.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 8. The bill by
Mr. Oliver, of Burke county, to make
the birthday of Jefferson Davis a legal
holiday in this state, was adversely
reported by the general judiciary com
mittee in tho house of representatives
here today, and Mr. Oliver culled up
the measure and moved to disagree
with the committee. In an earnest
speech he asked the house to honor the
hero of the lost cause. The report of the
committee waa iliragreed to by au al
most onanimons vote.
The rover situation.
New Orleans, Nov. 8. The fever
situation has not improved any since
yesterday, and the unfavorable turn of
affairs followi ng the cold wave and the
light frost It very disappointing to Dr,
Oliphant, president of the .board of
health. There is no let up in the new
cases, there being 40, and seven deaths.
Dr. Oliphant issued an order tonight
raising the quarantine against all
points except thut passengers coming
to few Orleans from Mobile, Mont
gomery , and const points will be re
quired to have health certificates from
tbeir I"-'"' health officers.
REPORT Of liHUKiriftiw" j
lory That It Was fouad lu the Vatleaa
Vau. Vnrlr. Ttfno . -A dispatch tO
the World from Koine says: The World
corres)Oiident visited the Vatican to ob
tain authoritative Information regard
ing tho reported finding in the Vatican
archives of Pontius Pilule's report to
Kmperor Tiberius of the orooiflxion oi
Christ. One story current was mat
tl.n uriirimil roiuirt had been lOUnd,
and that the pope had ordered a careful
study of it. Another was wi mo
document discovered was not Pilate S
reiort, bnt a manuscript of A. D. 140,
referring to It, with other fragmentary
writings of the third and fifth cen
turies, touching the aine matter,
which have come to light before.
Itie corres)ondeiit found the Vatican
authorities very reticent, home oi ine
officials were even chary of admitting
that anything had been discovered ai
all, and were extremely apprehensive
lest they might be repesented as giving
color to an exudation that contonior
arv accounts of the most solemn event
in the world's history are in existence.
The subkoeperof tho Vatican arouires
"His holiness naturally is extremely
cautious about permitting the publica
tion of any document with the imprint
of the holy see the authenticity of
which may afterwards be reasonably
contested. His holiness has been pro
foundly interested in the possibilty of
tho discovery of the originul document
referred to, the one dated nu, out so
far search has been fruitless.'"
Tho correspondent gathered that the
manuscript of A. D. 14 only refers
to the earlier report, and contains no
details of any vuluo, and thut a care
ful, exhaustive search for the original
is now being made in the Vatican by
experts Seciully commissioned by the
holy father, who are also to search for
reference to it In documents written
earlier than A. D. 149.
Tho first indication of the possibility
of thecxistene of this document was ob
tained accidentally by an orudite monk
engaged In looking through the archives
of the fifth century and guthoring facts
concerning the early history of the pap
act. Ho followed the clow back to
manuscripts of the third century and
then ugain luboriously pursued his task
until further allusion was found in the
document of A. D. 149. There the in
vestigation is brought to a standstill
for the present, and the pope has given
strict injunctions that no translation
or references in the documents shall be
published until submitted for his sanc
tion. Tho attitude of the Vatican authori
ties on the matter is one of skepticism
as to the likelihood of any original au
thentic information being unearthed.
THE OHIO ELECTION.
Republican! Hare the Legislature as
tho Count stands.
Columbus, O., Nov. 8. The Ohio
legislature stands 74 Republicans, 70
Democrats and one doubtful on the
official returns received up to tonight,
with a dozen or more of the 88 counties
There have been no material changes
except in Wood county, which will be
claimed by both parties until the
courts pass on the action of tbe super
visors. There have been no unusual
proceedings before the returning boards
of any of the counties, except that of
Wood, although both parties have had
their representatives and attorneys in
the county seats, wherever the vote
Chairmun McConvillo, of the Demo
cratic state committee, has not changed
his claims of a Democratic, majority on
joint ballot, and will not do so until
the official returns of all counties are in
and show tho final result to differ from
tho figures he has at hand.
Chairman McConville and others
from tho Democratic state headquarters
went to Cincinnati to confer with John
H. McLean and other party leaders re
garding the contests thut are to be in ado
in the close counties.
Chairman Nash insists tonight that
the legislature stands 75 Republicans to
0 Democrats, and that the majority on
joint ballot for senator will not be loss
than five. Ho says he is tonight satis
fied with the situation in Wood county.
What he feared was that the official
count might wipe out the small Repub
lican plurality in that county. Since
tho oflluiul tally sheets show a plurality
of 31 for thoKepublieun representative,
Judge Nash says ho is willing and
ready to have the oourt pass on the case.
He says the law provides that the mem
bers of the bonds of election cannot go
behind the returns, and the supreme
coiut has held that they nave no minis
terial powers whatever and cannot hear
evidence or use their discretion in
throwing out votos. That Ib left to the
courts, and to each branch of the legis
luture in passing on the credentials of
llody Cut In Two.
Gillette, Colo., Nov. 8. Samuel
Coulter, an employe of the Midlund
Terminal railroad, was killed riding on
tUo front of a switch engine. The
engine had been Bent after some box
curs and went into them nt full speed.
Coulter was caught by the lower edge
of a cur and his body cut in two at the
hips, tho upier part being thrown from
the trucks, while the lower extremities
lundod under the telescoped car,
Stored In Warehouses.
Rosalia, Wash., Nov. 8. Up to date,
800,000 bushels of grain have been
stored at Rosalia, and a large quantity
is yet to come in. Threshing will be
finished this week.
Tekoa Warehouses All Pull.
Tekoa, Wash., Nov. 8. All the grain
warehouses of Tekoa are full, and
storage sheds are being built. The
total quantity shipped will aggregate
retltlon Twenty-One Feet Long.
Salem, Or., Nov. 8. A very lengthy
petition to the Oregon delegation in
congress is being gotten op in Salem
The petition asks the delegation to use
its influence in having carried out the
government improvement at Yaquina
bay. The petition is on paper, with
rulings, the same width as foolscap. It
is now 21 feet long, and is still growing.
The head of the etiton is in a real
estate office, where it was started, and
the strip of paper runs through the front
entrance, into an adjoining house,
where the other end of it now is.
I AN INSURGENT VICTORY
Spaniards Suffer a Crushing
Defeat in Matanzas.
TOWN OF HOLGl'IS CAPTCBEI
r.nfli.t Bases at Many
Unabated rury-Hpeol.h Lose
Convoy In IMnar Del Rio.
New York, Nov. 8.-A dispatch
.u- u...i.i fmm Havana says, i
nsurgent tropin the field are very
.oUve. On October 80 the Spaniard.
Stained the most aevore loss hey
have met for some time. On the boM
m of Matunxas province Genera Mo-
iu was defeated by the insurgents un
dor General Betancourt. General Mo
Una was on hi. way to lh '
brigade of troops to participate n
Blanco's reception. At Aguucute he
heard the rebels were encamH n
Purgatory hills, and broke his march tc
. t uck them. Tho fight was long
one, and the Spanish loss was large.
. . fnrotuX to retreat.
In Pinar del Kio province the rebchr
under command ol captain w
tucked a convoy that left H n CuyeUno
and captured a large supply of clothing
A report apparently well-founded, is
.. In 1 1 ii v n n ft ul lliv cun.
Holguin has been captured by rebels
under Oenreal Cebreco. That It has
been attacked, and that 75 Spaniards
were killed is admitted, but tho capture
is denied. ,
General Luqne with heavy reinforce
nieuts left Havana yesterday for Hol
guin. , . .
In a book on the Cuban war just pub
lished here, General Weyler writes the
introduction. In one places he says:
"The system of worfure earned on by
me during this campaign is not a new
one. It is the same as that pursued
bv the Americans of the North when
they fought their brethren of the
a million dollars in paper currency
has mysteriously disappeared from the
treasury here. The money was intend
ed for the payment of the navy, and the
troops. This fact, coupled with an at
tempt to deprive the army and navy of
their pay for the months of April, May
and June is causing great indignation.
RELEASED FROM MORO CASTLE.
Two Survivors of Maceo's Original El
pedltlon Set Free.
New York, Nov. 8. The Journal
says: Of the 42 persons who landed
with Geueral Maceo near Baracoa,
nearly two and a liulf years ago only
throe survive. Tbe others, including
Muceo, huve perished on the battlefield,
or in hospitals in Cuba. Two of the
survivors are young Americans, Frank
Agramonte and Julio Sain. Word
has been reccoved in this city that
through the efforts of Dr. Pulaski
Hvatt. United States consul at Santi
ago, they have been released from Moro
caBtle, and will sail for New Yorls next
Agramont is the son of Professor
Erailio Agramonte, of this city. His
family is one of means, so that the
burden of his imprisonment has been
lightened through their efforts.
Saina is an orphan and Dr. Hyatt
has provided him with food and com
forts out of the (50,000 fund appro
priated bv congress for the relief of
Americans in Cuba.
The young men, both about 24 years
of age, sailed with Maceo. The party
was intercepted near Baracoa. in the
skirmish 10 Boldiers and a Spanish
officer were killed. Agramonte and
Suinz were separated trom their com
panions and were captured a few days
Owing to tho death of the officer,
the affair assumed a serious asoct.
The boys asked help from Mr. Hyatt
and their youth appealed to him ami
ho saved them from being shot. They
were imprisoned in Moro castle. For
two years and a half the boys have been
inmates of the prison. The governoi
of the prison allowed any article with
Hvatt s stamp to be given them.
Just before General eyler left foi
Spain Hyatt wrote to him, recalling s
promise, to release the boys. Now
news comes that tho release of the
young men was among the last official
acts of the genreul. The hoys hav
sent word that they will sail for New
York on the Niagara.
Ore From New Dlscorerles. '
Salem, Nov. 8. Some large speci
mens of gray quartz ore were brought
out from the chums located by th
Gesuer party near (juurtzville, and ar
on cxphihition in Salem. Tho speci
mens are of free-milling ore, and it ii
the purpose of the party to have them
teBted soon. It is hardly probable
anything can be done toward develop
ing the mines before next spring. The
new discovery has beon named the
llarcelona Anarchists Murdered.
Madrid, Nov. 5. A dispatch from
Barcelona says that 112 persons who
have been confined in tho fortress of
Montjuich for a year on suspicion of
complicity in anarchistic plots and
outrages were released today.
InTestliatlng- the V'te Trouble.
Washington, Nov. 5,The war de
partment is investigating the recent
reported uprising among the Dtes in
Utah. It has been practically decided
to send an inspector from the intorior
department to investigate and report
on the trouble.
The water is so clear in the fords of
Norway that objects an inch and a half
in diamotcr can bo distinctly seen at a
depth of ISO feet
French Evacuated Bakl.
Lagos, Coast of Africa, Nov. 8. The
French have evacuated Sakl, one of the
posts in the Lagos Hinterland, which
was occupied by their troons in ..
vention, it is claimed heie, of the 1
Anglo-French agreement of 1889. '
V hen it was announced that a French I
expedition had occupied Suki. Gov- I
renor MoCullnm. the British official
under whose 1nridtction the place is
situated, dispatched a force of British
troops from Lagos to Pakt. IT....,.
srriv.1 of the British force ne.tr Saki,
- - ..wvfj iviueui
Attempt As....l..' ' "
dent of bresll.
N,w York, Not. 8.-The Herald'i
corespondent in Bio Janeiro telegraph,
.t an attempt has Uen m.de to ..-
.inate the president of Braaii, vr.
Kento Josld.Mor.e. Th. pre.
dent', brother, an army officer, waa
probably mortally wounded while
MeMiifg the chief executive. General
ffun."rt. minister of war, who wa
one of the president', party, waa .hot
and killed. . . ..,,
J.'.o Janeiro 1. now uu.. ..........
law every soldier having been ordered
Jo arms, and It is feared another revo-
lotion is al hand.
The attempt to kill the pres dent,
. .i... uni. nf the minister of war,
&ul llio im...-a " - ii,
it i. believed, is the workof monorchia
sympathies. Another rumor I. hat
th y were the re.ult of the ce .ng
aroused by the proseJ arbitration
treaty with France.
Wild excitement prevail. In the c ty,
heard on all aides
The belief Is general In certain classe.
that the follower, of Antonio Consell
heiro, the leader of the fonatioal move-
. .i.n use recently killed In
.d,.. have InvaJed Rio to strike
.i.,.i. H..i lilnw for revenge.
i. - the day set opart by President
Morncs and his cabinet to do honor to
Rrcar-Admiral Barbosa, one oi too
. .. n.nsnilheiro'e friend, in
Canudos. Admiral Barbosa was one of
tho chiefs of tho Brazilian troop, who
several weens ago nc "
.i t. f the follower, of the fierce
... ......in...;,., u-lm had gathered hi.
forces in Cunudos.
i. .a. ludievod then that the crush
ing defeat of tho fanatic thore and the
death of Conseilheirohad put an end to
Brazil's monarchial enemies.
Thousand, of persons gathered to see
Monies ond hiscubinut extend
publicly tho thanks of the republic to
IJarWa and his troops, Just returning
on the steamer Canudos. Many mem
bers of congress and person, high in
military and ecclesiastical circles
uere i.resent. as wore also the diplo
matic rc pteeentutives of several foreign
The victorious troops were passing in
I ... r r, ..nn
review boioro rrosioeui ui, ...m..
..i,ii..r dashed out of tho naval arsenal
toward the president', party, drawing a
dagger a. he went.
t'lur ni! his inteniion, ami unuuio i
atop the soldier, toionei aiuibcb, u, uum
. .. I I . f - v .....
of tho president, stepped ueiweeu mo
vutivo and his assailant, und tried
.ur.l off the i airier thrust, in tnis
i.n n successful, bnt the colonel re
ceived the dagger in hi. own body, the
soldier in his frenzy striking several
times before ho was seized by those in
the rear. The troops were thrown Into
a line in front of the president's party
end tried to forco the crowd liack.-
While President Moracs ana ine
members of his tubliiet were ueiuiing
over tho lody of Colonel Morues, a shot
was heard and General Uotancourt, me
mininer of war, staggered and fell tie
hind the body of Colonol Moraos, with.
bullet in his head.
This added to the exoitement of the
crowd, which was, by this time, wildly
surging to and fro, the troops nsin
their bavonets to keep It DacK, ami
thoso liehind pressing forward.
Filially, fearing another attempt to
kill the president and the members of
his cabinet, more troops were called
and a strong guard was formed aroum
the official iarty. lucn Colonel
Monies and General Betancourt were
lifted and borne to the palace. Colonel
Morues wa. seriously, probably mortally
General Betancourt died a few min
utes after he was taken into the palace.
In the meantime, fearing an attack on
the palace, President Moraes ordered
that the crowd be dispersed, and the
troops finally succeeded in doing so,
though a serious conflict at one time
seemed imminent, owing to an attempt
to lynch the president's assailant
The nows of the affair spread with
remarkable rapidity, ami within 10
minutes tho city was in a fever of ex
citement. Rumors of a revolution were
rife on all sides, and there seemed good
reason to fear an uprising.
In order to avoid a possibility of this,
orders were issued from the palace
calling all the troops in the city to arms
und declaring tho city under martial
The soldier who tried to kill Presi
dent Morues is under arrest. He bo
longs to the Tenth battalion. He re
fused to give any reason for his attempt.
Tho porson who Bhot General Betan
court is unknown. No one know,
whence came tho fatal bullet.
Tho citizens generally attribute the
deed to revenge on the part of Conscil
heiro's followers. Somo well-informed
mon huve brought up the theory that
the attempt on the president's life grew
out of the proposed arbitration treaty
with Franco on the Ainpapo question.
This treaty tho president vigorously
upheld, despite tremondou. opposition
iu congress and among the people.
Ills;, and Yet It Is N011111I.
Long Creek, Or., Nov. 8. There is
on exhibition in a store at this place a
monster turnip. It was raised in the
garden of Mr. Allen Porter, near this
city; weighs 19,'i pounds, and meas
ures 80 inches in circumference. It
seems to be perfectly sound, and not
pithy, as is generally the case in veg
etables 01 its size.
Hop Hales at Dallas.
Dallas, Or., Nov. 8. II. G. Campbell
sold 153 bales of hops here today at
13 v, cents to 1. A. tarley, repreesent
ing Horst & Lachmund. A number of
other saleB are reported at price, rang
ing irom B to 10 cent..
A Steel Works Explosion.
Milwaukee, Nov. 8 By an explo
sion at the Illinois steel works last
! evening five men were injured, two
luiaiiy. me iataliy injured are feter
Uuudt and George KolinBki.
Killed by His Pupils.
Pedulia, Ma, Nov. 8. James Allen,
a teacher in a school at Wbeatland.
Hickory county, waa beaten to death
yesterday by his pupils. As a punish
ment for misconduct, Mr. Allen kept
several boys after school wa. dismissed
j last night When released, the youth,
went away angry, and later, a. the
, .choolmaster was on hi. way home,
,tliey waylaid him, pelting him with
stones and clubs. Mr. Allen was
knocked down and his skull crushed.
Me Old not regain consi'imisnpsa. and
morning. The youth, have
Evidence of Steady Growth
TEMS OF GENERAL
From All tho Cities
" nriing Bl,tr
The brickyard at Weston h.. ,u ,
tween 600,000 and 700,000 brick.T"
A hunter the other day broogU
to Salem a Mongolia,, pheasa,,,,,,,,
of which measured 21 inches
A farmer of Goshen has 000 in.i.
in pasturo at hi. farm. The lnrk!l'
eat, twice a day, two bushels of wlie.
n.a ujiipqun sportsman turned loos,
five pair of wild turkeys on ths hd
wator. of the Umpqua river ths oth-.
Twenty Mongolian nhessam.
breoding purposes have been shlJS
A sperm whale came ashore on ik.
Nehalem beaoh, near the Arcli rn,-i.
lust week. The whale wua ihnnt
The town oonncil ol Murslilleld v..
passed an ordinunce which fixci ,
wharfage charge for all steamers that
nse the wharf at the foot of A itreot.
The two warehouses in Mini.
Umatilla county, have received 400 J.
000 bushel, of wheat this teuax
About half of this bus been shipped.
An artesian well that is beiu ,v
on Fred Haine's Cow creek ranch, la
Harney county, is now down 480 fci
and the witter has risen to within tit
inches of the surface
The work on tho railroad bridn
across tho Suntium river, between Sp.
cer and Soio, is progressing. All of
the pier havo been completed, id1 the
other work is being pushed.
Joseph Vey, a sheepraiser of Bnttw
creek, Umatilla county, lost 900 of bit
14,000 head of sheep while, lui ban-is
were ranging on the mountain! be
tween Grand Rondo and Hibard n
Tbe sheepmen of Morrow ccrantr
havo made up a fund of f 1,000 for ths
purpose of sending detectives iota
Grant county to ferret out and prow
cute the person, who have been shoot
It was roported in Salem kit week
that the surveying parly now out in tbe
Cascade mountains, back of the Su
tinin country, operating under Stiti
Senator Alonzo Gesner, of Marion
county, had made a rich find of gold
The warehouses in Elgin are getting
so full of grain that a night force hu
to ho nsed to pile each day s receipts
up higher, so as to make room forth
next day's business. UnleM mors
shipping is done soon, it will be neoet
sary to raise the roofs.
Three families of Norwitm ir
rived in Coquillo a few days go, Hi
ding to tho population, somewhit.
One family brought nino children with
them, while tho two others reported it
ohildien tho grand total for the three
families being 83 children.
The sheriff of Crook county has been
enjoined from collecting the 1 percent
on delinquent taxes oruereu 17
county court. The court held that
oounty courts have no authority of U
for imposing any iienulty on uennqurut
taxes, other than the necessary cosii 01
levy and sale of property.
The town of Grey.in Whitman county,
is to have a flouring mill.
The Adams County bunk paid out
$80,000 for wheat last week
Yakima orchurdists aro offered w
cents a box for apples this year.
Pasco horse dealers shipped 250 heJ
of "beef" horses to Linuton tins
for the cannery.
The Spokane city sinking fund com-
h. rnmnitiipm ci tno nuc
1300,000 in municipal bonds to hike up
outstanding wai rants.
TKl,niik Knstern Washington
thousands of sacks of wheat are l"ij
in the fields, beeauso of tno w
storage room in tho warehouses.
In Spraguo 5,000 bushels of"
are being uiurKcieu um.j. - -roller
mills do a business of fMJ.w
annually, and the business men wants
The Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany paid to the Cowlits county r
Srer lust week $3,105 M, whjjjj
nna.im 1 iil tno VVUH-..--J .
taxes for 1897.
The Moxee Company, in
county, is trying a sagepiu
quires four horses nnd two men j
erate it. but the machine clears easily
six more Hcres a nj.
It is reported in New Whatcom
o. A. KK.-iiu'b. m.rit,l.
five Columbia river salmon csnnsrm
has decided to establish a largo cannery
in Whatcom county, and is i.ow v
paring to commence construction ,
has not determined whether to lout
at Whatcom or Blaine.
A mast and part of tho dock of
have washed ashore at the tteJP
bathhouse. They are ."PP' "a
parts of the Orion, the vessel that w
run dowu a fow weeks ago. h,
There are now 874 prisoners
Walla Walla penitentiary.
jute mill extensive repairs are
going on, 60 prisoners being : empi (
The mill will start about the n
r a ni Astoria.
end ni l run " " ....
Thirty persons are engaged in
clay from near
cjav. rrr near r : r.t ,he yard.
nixie, a"""- .
UOO one are un . gjt.
Quite a number of stockmen 01
tltas county started out on for
round up lust week. The f lir.
horses for the Klondike trw la " ,w,
ing the horse-raising ndustry
extent, though the prices being P
this time are low.
is time are iow. unty
The county auditor of king
in Seattle, began a "", uJa
about 42,000 acres of s.-n ,
Leases were lot for five years, V one.
being collected for one year,
fifth of the total iiwl"
average rent for the lands lei (
qulte 70 cent, an aore. i" jq.
UmseJ waa 940.00 acres, lot 1