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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY.
COBVALLIS, BEATON COTJOTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1897,
NEWS OF THE WEEK
From all Parts of the New
and Old World.
BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Cur
The 17th meeting of the farmers'
national congress convened in St. Paul
The supreme court of Oregon lias de-
cided that a jury cannot be discharged
Mrs. John Drew, the famous actress,
. died at Larchr.ont, N. Y., after an ill
ness of three years.
Table cutters employed in the four
largest glove factories in Gloversville,
N. Y., have struck for an advance in
- wages. About 800 skilled men are out.
By a vote of 53 to 35 the Pennsyt
vania state Democratic committee de
clared vacant the seat of William Har
rity in the national Democratic com
mittee. At a Spanish cabinet council it was
decided to summon the next class of
80,000 reserves, 27,000 of whom wHl
be sent to Cuba and 13,000 to the Phil
A landslide occurred at tunnel No. 4,
on the Northern Pacific, several miles
west of the summit of the Cascades.
Eastbound and westbound trains were
A'genuine firing machine, it is said,
was seen at Sterling, Colo., a few days
ago by G. A. Nenstein. Mr. Nenstein
noticed a large black object in the
southeastern part of the heavens, trav
eling rapidly toward the northeast. He
watched it pass clear across the heavens,
moving quite rapidly in a straight line.
He watched it until it passed out of
eight, and is convinced that it was a
bona fide flying machine. . -
The naval officers who compose the
board recently appointed by Secretary
Long, of the navy department, to pre
pare plans for the erection of an armor
T plate plant to be operated by the United.
States government, have concluded
their inspection of the steels plants of
the country, and are now ready to re
port. Plans will be drawn up for a
Ten saloons in Kansas City, Kan.,
were raided by the police and $3,500
worth of liquors seized and poured into
the gutters., Saloon furniture and fix
tures filling ten big drays were seized
and carted to police headquarters.where
it will be burned. '
A dispatchfrom Buenos Ayres says
the wheat crop in the province of
Santa IJe is calculated at about 10,000
. . tons, scarcely more than enough to
supply the proince for the year.
. What is true in Santa Fe province is
C said to be true in the other provinces,
that is, none will furnish more than
. enough for home use. ' r
,:v The jewelry store of W. H. Finck,
'g at Seattle, was burglarized and goods
V to-the amount-of $10,000 taken. By
? sawing the iron bars off the window,
"the burglars secured an entrance to the
store.' With a seven-pound sledgeham
mer and an ; eight-inch punch they
broke the handle off the outside door
' of the safe, and then easily , pried . the
door open. ' .. ;
Five orphan children have been
shipped from Honolulu to San Fran
cisco. The government officials will
not permit them to land unless $500
honds are furnished for each of the
quintet as a guarantee that they shall
'""not become piiblic charges, but so far
the necessary amuunt has not been
raised by the Salvation Army officer to
whom they were consigned.
Official information received at Ma
nila confirms the reports previously
published as to the disastrous character
of, the eruption of the Manyon volcano.
' Several villages were" completely de
stroyed. At Li bog 150 bodies were re
covered and buried, and more remained
in the lava. At another place 200 per
sons were missing. Some of the bodies
recovered were so completely calcined
as to be unrecognizable.
Advices from Rio de Janeiro state
that the fanatics attacked several con
voys of provisions and ammunition in
the interior a few days ago and a bloody
battle followed. The fanatics were
forced to retire after severe losses. The
Brazilian troops had 28 officers wound
ed. The fanatics are now rewgarizing
their forces and another attack on con
voys is expected, as the fanatics are in
need of ammunition.
Involved in the qliestion of inter
pretation of section. 22 of the new tar
iff, with Tegard to the 10 per cent dis
criminating duty on foreign goods com
ing to the United States from Canada
or Mexico, which i now betore the at
torney general for decision, is another
question of equal if not greater magni
tude. It involves the question of
whether this discriminating duty of 10
per cent does not apply to all goods im
ported in foreign vessels landing at
United States ports which are not ex
empt from discriminating tonnage taxes
by express treaty stipulation. The
matter is now before the attorney-general,
awaiting an interpretation.
Another attempt has been made to
destroy the life of President Faure of
France. Three minutes after the pres
ident had passed the Madeline churoh
in Paris, on his return from Russia, a
bomb was exploded inside the railing
around the church. An arrest followed
immediately, and the railed field was
closed by the police, who began an ac
tive investigation into the outrage.
Nobody was injured by the explosion,
but the affair, following so closely
upon others of a similar nature, caused
the greatest excitement.
MICHIPICOTAN GOLD FIELDS.
First Reports Confirmed by the Sault
. Ste. Marie Party.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 7.
The party of goldseekers on the yacht
Mary Bell returned from Michipicotan
last evening, after having been in the
new gold fields but three days. They
say the newly discovered EldoradoJ is
as rich as reported. There were 14 in
the party, and all are responsible busi
ness men of this city. Each secured
claims upon gold quartz promising big
returns. In all, the party will make
application for 4,000 acres, which were
prospected and staked out while they
were there. Many specimens of quartz,
in which free gold as large as a pin
head can be seen, were brought back
with them. The specimens were se
cured from different places on their
claims, which are scattered! about.
When the party arrived. Tuesday
night there were but six prospectors on
the ground at Lake Wawa, and they
secured good locations. They are jubil
ant over their finds, and say that the
auriferous deposit evidently is an im
mense one. Veins of beautiful white
quartz, carrying free gold, exist in the
River and Lake Wawa region. The
original find is an extremely large one,
beyond doubt. The returning prospec
tors say that where the veins are laid
bare, the gold particles can be seen
everywhere in the quartz.
When the party left Saturday, at
least 200 prospectors had arrived, and
they passed several parties going in.
The shores of Lake Wawa were ' dotted
with tents, and within the three days
they were there a lively mining camp
had sprung up. The distance from the
mouth of Michipicotan river to Lake
Wawa is not to exceed seven miies,
and the party experienced no difficulty
in .getting in and out. With their
camp equipage, the trip was made in
about three hours. The road is well
defined. . .
The,. reports the Mary Bell party
brought has set the two Soos wild with
excitement, and an exodus to Klondike,
jr., will begin tomorrow.
RICHER THAN KLONDIKE.
According; to Reports From the Yaqui
Kansas City, Sept. 7. A special to
the Journal from SedaliaL Mo.-, says:
J. W. Corkins, a Sedalia capitalist, and
Leo Cloud, an expert mining engineer
of Cincinnati, representatives of a St.
Louis and-Cincinnati syndicate, will
leave tomorrow for the westtcoast of
Mexico to practically verify the value
of gold placer and quartz mines which
have recently been secured by the" syn
dicate. Messrs. Corkins . and Cloud
will go direct to Hermosillo, and from
there to the gold fields in the new El
dorado located in 'the Yaquf Indian
country,' which has just been opened to
entry to white men. This part of Mex
ico has been explored but little by the
whites, but, if reports of the syndi
cate's prospectors are true, the inland
mountain ranges along the west coast
of Mexico are richer even than those of
the Klondike. The placer mines are
aid to be marvelously rich in acale
and nugget gold, while the quartz rock
in the upper ledges contain veins of
free-milling ore which assays from $50
to $ 200 per ton. The syndicate suc
ceeded in keeping the discovery a se
cret while securing its patents and con
cessions, and, if the reports are sub
stantially correct, the syndicate will be
able to turn the tide of fortune-hunters
from the gold fields of Alaska to the
Eldorado of Mexico.
The Span Gave Way.
Ranta Rosa,. Cal., Sept. 7. A tele
phone message this evening from Dun
can's mills stated that the southbound
train on the Pacific coast road narrowly
escaped serious accident. A long
bridge crosses Russian river, near Dun
can's mills, and as the train, a mixed
freight and passenger, was crossing the
third span, one of the piers gave way,
owing to a defective bolt The greater
part of the train had already passed the
spot in safety, but it is reported that
one of the freight cars went through
the gap in the long bridge, fatally in
juring John Blaney, one of the train
. Four to Get Office.
Portland, Or., Sept. 7. The Oregon
congressional delegation have agreed
upon the following recommendations
for appointment to federal offices in
United States district attorney John
H. Hall, of Portland.
United States marshal Zoeth IIou
er, of Umatilla county.
Appraiser of customs, Willamette
district, at Portland Colonel Owen
Summers, of Portland.
Register of United States land qffioe,
at Oregon City T. T. Geer, of Marion
Nitroglycerin in a Baggy.
Monongahela, Pa., Sept. 7. By an
explosion of nitroglycerin this morning
two men and a horse were killed, a
buggy completely demolished and a
bridge across the Monongahela river
badly damaged. Windows in the vi
cinity were broken and residents for
miles awakened by the concussion. One
of the men is believed to be Charles P.
Rankin, foimerly superintendent of
the Watson Company. It is supposed
the men had nitroglycerin in the buggy
and that a sudden jolt caused the ex
Murderous Chief Arrested.
Vancouver, B. ft, Sept. 7. Skooka
wak, an Indian chief residing in Lower
Nicolai valley, has been arrested after
a hot fight with members of his tribe,
by the provincial police, for tying his
aged squaw to a horse by the heels and
then having young bucks lash the horse
to a gallop with the result that he was
dragged to death.
The latest thing in locks is one
where the keyhole is in the center of
the door knob. r
THE AMEER'S LOYALTY
Difficulty of Holding His
Subjects in Check.
NO IMPORTANT BATTLES FOUGHT
Roth Sides Massing Their Troops on
the Border Mad Mullah's
- Men Deserting.
London, Sept.' 7. The Times this
morning, publishes a dispatch from
Simla saying that further evidence has
been-obtained of the desire of the ameer
of Afghanistan to prevent his subjects
from taking part in the frontier disturb
ances. The British agent at Cabul sub
mitted", at the ameer's request, a writ
ten statement showing the points upon
which the government laid special stress.
The ameer replied to this statement in
his own handwriting, emphasizing his
previous statements that his subjects
did not dare to openly take part in the
fighting, but they have been drawn
away secretly by the mullahs, whose
conduct he strongly condemned.
Not the least doubt is entertained,
the dispatch says, of the ameer's desire
to fulfill his obligations loyally. He
has issued orders that his troops be
withdrawn from the detached outposts,
so that they may be kept together under
the control of officers who' are able to
prevent them from deserting and join
ing in the fighting.
An important step has been taken by
Maharajah Sir Ber Shamsher Jang Rana
Bahadur, prime minister of Nepaul,
who has forbidden the circulation in
the kingdom of native newspapers,
which he considers seditious and hos
tile to the British government.
Both Sides Lined XT p.
Peshawur, Sept. '7. No fighting of
importance has yet occurred between
the government forces and the tribes
men who have taken part in the upris
ing. The enemy is concentrating at
various points, and it is estimated that
17,000 tribesmen are now on the Sa
mana range, but they, appear loth to
attack the government troops.
It is reported that the followers of
Haddah Mullah in- the Shabkar district
are deserting him, nd several columns
have been sent out in different direc
tions. ' ;
A. slight skirmish has occurred- near
Hangu, from which point a small
column was dispatched and scoured the
districts of Algmir, Nawimela a.nd
Turk . They found the enemy's posts
desertedg There was some firing, but
the enemy refused to be engaged at
close quarters. - The sftbadar . com
manding the Mullagori " Lovies, and 40
of his company, Which formed a part of
the garrison at- Fort -Lundi-Kotal, ar
rived at Jamrund on Friday, and were
given An enthusiastic reception, , the.
entire garrison turning out and cheer
ing as they entered the town. The
Mullagoris cut their way- through the.
enemy after the capture of Fort Lundi
Kotal, and marched to lheir own coun
try, where they buried" their dead and
reassured their friends. They then pro
ceeded for Jamrund, -which place they
reached in safety with their arms. "
YELLOW FEVER AGAIN. . ,
The Disease . Prevalent on the Missis- "
. " Ctppi Coast.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 7.- Yellow fever
prevails to some extent at Ocean
Springs, Miss. , on. the bay of Biloxi, ac
cording to a report just made by a board
of physicians who have been making an
examination of the patients, and the
place has been rigidly quarantined.
All persons coming from that place or
neighborhood are to be detained at a
station established outside - the city
The Town Quarantined.
New Orleans, Sept. 7. The Alabama,
Mississippi and Louisiana boards of
health have been at Ocean Springs since
yesterday. An examination of the pre
vailing disease was made a week ago.
There have been several hundred cases,
but few deaths, and a board of experts
declared the disease to be Dengue fever.
Since then, mortalities became more
frequent, and the symptoms became
more like yellow fever and the alarm
became so great that the health authori
ties again gathered. This time -they
were accompanied by Professor A. L.
Metz, chemist of the Louisiana board,
who analyzed the virus in several cases.
The verdict tonight was yellow fever,
and various points on both sides of the
town are rapidly declaring quarantine.
Trying to Suppress the News.
. Ocean Springs, Miss., Sept. 7. This
has been a day of anxious expectancy as
to whether or not yellow fever exists
here, and the question has not been de
termined, The members of the Louis
iana state board of health have been
hard at work all day long, working in
conjunction with the representatives of
the Alabama and the Mississippi organ
izations, in a determined effort to settle
the vexed question as to the identity of
the pernicious fever. Their investiga
tion i were extensive. Professor Metz
appears of the opinion that the prevail
ing complaint is due in a measure to
the pollution of the water in the bay
fronting the town. It is feared that
the oysters absorb poisonous germs and
communicate them to the consumers.
Kentucky Farmer Murdered.
Russellville, Ky., Sept. 7 Will
Barker, a prominent farmer, was shot
by Doc Chapman last night at Adair
ville and died today. Chapman is
under guard. He wasjaken to Bowl
ing Green for safekeeping, as a mob
was expected." An old grudge caused
the trouble. Chapman claims self-defense.
Barker's friends say it fras cold,
blooded murder. . '
About 8 OIL yes tern cities have the
curfew ordinance. -
AWAITING HER FATE.
A Glimpse at Evangelina Cisneros In
Her Prison Home. ,
New York, Sept. 6. A special to
the World from Havana says: ' The
World's correspondent went to Bee
Evangelina Cisneros in her prison.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are
visiting- days at the woman's jail, and
the ante-room on these days is full of
people from 12 to 4 P. M., who have
oome to condole with and bear good
tidings to their relatives and friends.
When the World's correspondent
asked to see Miss Cisneros, he was al
lowed to pass through the outside iron
gate into a small room with a stone
floor, on one of the walls of which was
painted in large letters, "Salla de Jus
tica." Evangelina was sent for -upstairs,:
and while waiting the corre
spondent had the opportunity to notice
some of the other women who were re
ceiving visits. One was a well-dressed
woman who had murdered her husband.
Sitting next to her was a good-looking
woman who had been caught selling
ammunition and supplies to the insur
gents. She was a political prisoner.
Next to her was a woman who kept a
lodging-house in Havana, and had
rented a room to two men whom she
did" not know." While their baggage
was being moved into the room the
polio? seized two of - their trunks and
found arms and ammunition. The men
escaped, but the landlady was arrested.
Slid knew nothing of the case, but was
held responsible, and is now waiting
the result of the full and long investi
gation. A few minutes after ( the arrival of
the - correspondent Evangelina came
tripping down the stairs and walked
gracefully across the end of the court
yard and out through the gate into the
reception room. She is. beyond ques
tion pretty She is petite of figure and
graceful in all her movements. Her
manners are perfect and her self-possession
wonderful. She said she could
not make any statement on paper be
cause her friends had told her not to,
but she talked freely" of her hopes-and
fears and answered questions seemingly
without reserve. She did not '. receive
her meals from the outside, she. said,
because she was afraid of - treachery,
and preferred to be content With the
rations of the jail. ...v.
There are eight or ten other-women
in this same big'rooni. All looked
clean and respectable and - all . weYe
white women. One of them was a distinguished-looking
lady of about 50,
with handsome gray hair. Some alleged
political offense is the cause of her im
prisc ninent. . . -v
E angelina is the most, animated of
all. She is the star boarder, and re
ceives more attention and has more vis
itors -than the others. She said the
letters she received from Colonel Berris
on the' Isle of Pines, and which contain
evidence, of . his guilty inteiltions to
ward her, were all sent by her friends
to Austria," and from there directto
Spain . to the queen regent. She says,
if they could be produced before a fair
court his conviction would be certain.
The colonel says that he wrote her but
one letter, and that grante'd the permit
to her father to travel as a peddler.
She would not describe the events of
the night or July 26, 1896, further than
to say that she knew Colonel Berris
was coming to her. house that night,
because his secretary had told her so.
She opened the door When he knocked.
As to how he wasBeized, or by whom'
she would not say. She escaped from
the house and was-caught and arrested
the following morning and" brought to
Havana. She says that the greatest
favor anyone could do for her would be
to- secure for her an interview with
General Weyler. . She says:
VI could convince him, if he would
only hear me."
In government circles nothing has
been heard front Madrid in connection
with transferring her to a convent.
Opinions differ as to whether such a
change would be of benefit. If her
-case is let alone for 'a wh ile she will be
released and perhaps ordered to leave
EIGHT SUCCUMBED TO FEVER
Fatal txpeditlon of Nine Prospectors
to South America.
Denver, Sept. 6. George W. Adams,
of Cripple Creek, arrived in this city
today from the gold fields of South
America. Fourteen months ago Ad
ams left this city to try his fortune in
South American mines. He went to
the gold fields 300 miles from George
town in company with eight Ameri
cans, remaining there 11 months.
; Of the entire party of .nine he alone
escaped death from thefatal fever. One
by one he saw his companions die of
the terrible disease; saw hole's scooped
in the ground, and their bodies, twist
ed from pain, covered with earth. He
was attacked twice himself with the
malady, and all but died, and finally,
after seeing the last of the eight die in
agony, he became terror-stricken and
fled from the country, from which he
says not one of 70 white men ever -re-turnde
A Fatal Accident.
Moscow, Idaho, Sept. 6. By the
upsetting of a lamp the clothing of
Mary Hildebraut, aged 4, caught fire
and her body was burned almost to a
crisp. The child died after three hours
of terrible agony. Mrs. Hildebrant
was badly burned in her efforts to save
her child's life.
Spain's Sick Soldiers.
Havana, Sept. 6. The "last two
steamers which have sailed for Spain
carried 1,600 sick soldiers. Captain
General General Weyler received from
Spain today $2,000,000 in silver, to be
used in defraying the expenses of the
war in Cuba.
Four camels have been succesfully
acclimated in Poland by Count -,Skor-zewski,.
who has had them broken to
the plow on his estate in the province
OUR FLAG OVER THEM
The United States Will An.
nex Dawson City.-
PART OF YUKON IS IN ALASKA
Strong Efforts Will Be Made to Reclaim
It Serious Complications May
Arise Other Alaskan News.
Port Townsend, Sept. 6. A letter
just received from John TJ. Smith,
United States coramisioner at Dyea and
Skaguay, intimates that government
officials now on the way to the Upper
Yukon may by their official acts bring
on serious international complications
with the Dominion government. He
"It is announced here by a deputy
United States marshal that the United
States government is to make claim for
a large portion of the Yukon gold fields
which have heretofore been supposed to
be in British territory, and that the
territory which is claimed as being
within Alaska includes Dawson City.
"The basis of the claim to be made
by the United States official to the dis
puted territory is in the fact that the
boundary line has never been deter
mined, and that the United States
claim to possess information as to sur
veys made by the Canadian government
thatlBxes Dawson City and a large" por
tion of the district in Alaska."
Tars Attacked by Gold Fever.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Sept. 6. A letter
has been received by Deputy Postmas
ter Griggs from his son, Joseph, who is
a member of the crew Of the United
States gunboat Concord. ' The letter is
dated Juneau, August"- 25, f and . gives
details of the desertions of 45 men from
the Concord during its cruise in Alas
kan waters. It says: -
"Some of the boys got the gold fever
and ran away, but were brought back,
and are now in double irons. The ship
lost 45 good seamen, but if they are
fools enough " to go and starve this
winter they are not fit for the ship."
' To Klondike by Balloon.
' Toronto., Sept. v 6. Aeronaut Leo
Stevens has successfully tested his new
generator for manufaturing gas for his
balloon, and-says he will leave for
Klondike the latter part of this month.
He declares he will go to Andree's res
cue providing his later experiments are
successful. - -
ALASKA'S SILENT CITY.
Members of the Luigi Party Say They
Saw the Mirage.
Seattlet Sept. 6. Alaska's Silent
City has emerged once more from its
mysterious hiding place, and revealed
its presence to five members of the
party that acompanied Prince Luigi up
Mount St, Elias. In the early morn
ing of July 13,, the party, while return
ing from the ocean with supplies, sud
denly saw the city mirrored in the
clear atmosphere. The vision was so
clear that C. W. Thornton, who first
noticed it, wrote in his notebook as fol
lows:; "It required no effort of the imagina
tion to liken it to a city, for the image
was so distinct and plain that it re
quired, instead, a strong faith to be
lieve that it was not in reality a city."
Whereas the Silent City, of which
Minor W. Bruce wrote, was seen from
Muir glacier, the one obsereved by Mr.
Thornton and company was observed
from Malaspina glacier, more than 100
miles distant. It remained a perfect
image for 30 minutes, and then slowly
faded away, while in its place appeared
a rocky ridge. ' ?
His Life Probably the Penalty, of His
Recklessness. ' .
New York, Sept. 6i William Orton
jumped from the Brooklyn bridge this
afternoon, and now lies in a critical
condition at the marine hospital. He
rode on a truck going to Brooklyn
shortly before 2 o'clock. When the
truck was near the center of the bridge,
Orton got off and quickly climbed upon
the rail. The bridge was crowded with
promenaders, but no policeman was
near. Oton stood on the rail fof a
few moments, and throwing off his hat,
jumped out into space. He turned
over several times in his descent, and
struck the water on his right side.
When he came to the surface, the crew
of the tug gratitude ffshed : him out.
Orton was in an exhausted condition,
and, after a while said:
"I did it; I did it; didn't I?" Then
he eank off into a state of coma, from
which he had not recovered at last ac
counts. Fly Wheel Burst.
Porstmouth, O., Sept. 3. A 40-ton
fly-wheel at the Burgess steel and iron
works was bursted by a 4,800-pound
ingot stopping a roll. The mill was
crowded with workmen. ' John Murphy
was hurled 30 feet and badly bruised.
The roof was wrecked. Beams two feet
square were cut in two like straws. The
mill was set on fire, but the flames were
soon extinguished and the furnace de
stroyed. The loss cannot be estimated,
but the damages will close the mill un
til a new fly wheel is secured.
Chinese Marries an English Girl.
i Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 3. John
H. Taylor, an Americanized Chinese,
was married yesterday to Carol Dis
more, a pretty woman 22 years old.
The bride was born in Manchester,
England. She first met her husband
in the Mott street mission, after he had
moved here from Oakland, Cal.
In the public schools in Japan the
English language is required by law to
NEARING THE END.
Great Coal Miners' Strike Is Practi
Columbus, O., Sept. 6. The end of
the great miners' strike is in sight.
This afternoon the national executive
board of the United Mineworkers'
Association agreed to recommend to the
miners a proposition from the Pittsburg
operators for a straight price of 65 cents
a ton, to continue in force until the end
of the year, with the additional mutual
understanding that a joint meeting of
operators and miners-shall be held in
December, 1897, for the purpose of de
termining what the rate of mining shall
A delegate convention of all miners
who have suspended work has been
called to meet in Columbus September
8, at 10 A. M., to act upon the recom
mendation. President Ratchford and
the other members of the board say
there is not the slightest doubt but that
the miners will approve the recom
mendation. The proposition does not
involve arbitration, and it provides for
an immediate settlement of the strike.
As soon as the miners ratify the
proposition work will be resumed in all
McDonald Miners Out.
Pittsburg, Pa.,' Spet. 6. Colonel
Rend's miners at McDonald, Pa., will
not go back at the terras offered by him
yesterday. The committee appointed
to present his ultimatum to the men
reported today that meetings were held
last night, and it was decided to accept
no rate except 69 cents, and not to work
for that price unless all the other miners
do it.' Operators-here say they will not
pay 69 cents, and will now go ahead
with their arrangements to start the
mines with new men. ; . V:
M archers Again Enjoined."
Wheeling, W. Va., Sept. 6. An
other injunction was eerved this "morn-,
ing on J. Rea, - James' Wood and f73
other nanfed and an unlimited number
of unnamed and unknown people, pro
hibiting them from holding meetings
or marching near the property of the
Worthington Coal & Coke Company.
This injunction was issued b Judge
J. H. Hagans, judge of the Marion
Assistance From San Francisco.
San Francisco, Sept. -The San
Francisco labor council tonight adopted
a resolution- recommending the affil
iated unions to instruct their members
to contribute one day's wages to the
striking miners in the East, the money
to be sent to Secretary Pearce, at Co
lumbus, O. '
TWELVE MINERS KILLED.
Explosion in a Coal Mine Near Glen.
wood Springs, Colo.
Glenwood Springs, Colo., Spet. 6.
A- coal dust explosion in one of the
chambers of the Sunrise Coal Company,
the property of the Colorado Fuel &
Iron Company, at Sunshine, 12 miles
southeast of Glenwood Springs, killed
11 Italians and one American tonight,
a few minutes before 6 o'clock. The
men were preparing to leave themine
on the day shift when the disaster oc
curred. A shot had been fired, and in
stead of its being a direct explosion,
which in miners' parlance is called a
"blowout," it created a flame, which
shot backward and caught the dust that
hadccumulated in the chamber intsead
of dislodging the seam of the coal in
tended.' At the time of ther explosion
there was a barrel of powder in the
chamber, which ingited and aided the
disaster which would have occurred
through the coal dust exploding alone.
The Sunshine mine, where the disaster
occurred, is of a peculiar coal,, a com
bination of anthracite and bitumen,
and there is a belief that the gather
ing of coal dust in the chamber was
due to excessive explosions caused by a
desire to empty the chamber too quick
ly. In the property there are 50 to 55
men employed. . The single chamber
where the men were killed, was the
only one damaged. Two hours after
the explosion occurred, the bodies of
the dead men were all brought to the
Tasquez Was Deported.
San Francisco, Sept. 6. The steamer
Acapulco brought information of an
other' political earthquake -in Guate
mala. - When the vessel reached Aca
jutla it wsa met by a telegram from
President Barrois and held until 1 1
o'clock at night, when a special train
arrived with General Vasque, ex-president
of Honduras, under guard. It was
ascertained that. Vasqnez, who had
taken refuge in San Jose de Guatemala
after his expulsion from Honduras, had
been ordered deported by Barrois The
refugee was put on board the steamer
and landed at Acapulco. It is said he
was detected in fomenting a revolution
Lead Industry Booming.
St. Louis, Sept. 6. Prosperity has
truck the lead industry, and the mar
ket is on the boom. Prices are higher
than they have been for the past five
years, with the prospect -of attaining
the highest point in the history of the
metal. Missouri mines, which were on
the point of closing down, have resumed
operations in full blast, and will pro
duce a larger tonnage than ever before.
- Since August, 1896, when the price
cf lead reaohed the lowest, it has been
gradually climbing, until today it was
quoted at $4.05 to $4.10 per 100 pounds.
Bicycles Are Personal Property.
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 6. Judge Eli
-Worth has ruled that a bicycle is per
sonal property and exempt from execu
tion if uesd by the owner in his daily
business. . .
Erench Monuments. '
France is the country of monuments.
It has set up about 300 monuments to
more or less distinguished Frenchmen
during the last 25 years, and there are
now 127 committees collecting money
Evidence of Steady Growth
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
From ATI the Cities and Towns rf
the Thriving Sister States
It is estimated that 1,280,000 prunes
were shipped in the three cars that left
The Dalles for Chicago recently. That
number could about supply nearly
everybody in Chicago with one Dalles
A plan is on foot in Pendleton to
raise $16,000, to be invested in build
ing a first-class racetrack. Nearly
enough subscriptions have been prom
ised to make up a joint stock company
with the required capital.
Albert Geiser.who recently purchased
the Pyx mine, in Baker county, for
$15,000, sold the property this week to
New York parties, for $30,000. All
mining properties in this section of the
state are advancing in value.
The vicinity of Bly, on Sprague riv
er, in Klamath county, was the scene
of a cyclone one day last week. Exten
sive damage was done to fencing, out
buildings anl hayricks at an estimated
loss of several thousand dollars.
The Indians on the Siletz are object
ing because, when they get drunk, un
der the law passed by congress, they
get at least 30 days in jail, whjle a '
white man can get drunk without be
ing sent up for more than five days.
. The grain crop of Grant county is -something
-enormous - this year, es
pecially wheat, and, with the good
round price it is bringing in the mar
ket, will put the farmers in a fine
financial condition for the coming year.
On the 1897 assessment roll, in Lane
county, all church parsonages are as
sessed. This is the first time they have
been included in the assessable prop
erty of Lane county. All lota, owned
by churches, but . not ocoupied by .
churches, are also assessed.
The ' Umatilla reservation has been
nearly deserted by the Indians,, who
enjoy summering as well as the pale
faces. Many -have gone" to the John
Day mountains and the Wallowa lake
to hunt and fish. Over 200 are pick
ing hops in the Yakima country.
Estimates of the wheat crop of Union
county for 1897 range from 1,250,000
bushels to 2,000,000. While the latter
figure is considered -rather high, yet
when the facts of increased acreage and
better crops of this year, as compared
with others, are taken into ensidera- .
tion, it is not improbable that the out
put will reach that amount..
. Craig Blankenship, of South Salem,
is packing eggs for the Klondike trade.
The eggs are dipped in a preparation to
preserve them before they are packed.
It is the intention of Mr. Blankenship
"Ho" ship his eggs to. the ..Klondike next ,
spring. The demand has not caused -any
noticeable advance in "price, but
has stiffened the egg market here.
The law preventing Oregon sheep
raisers from driving their sheep into
Washington doesn't seem to permit of
reciprocity.1 More than 10,0000 sheep
that would have crossed the Columbia '
at Arlington have been kept out of
Washington; but thousands of Wash
ington sheep have been driven all along
the border into the mountain ranges of
Eastern Oregon, so the Oregon sheep
Grouse are reported to be quite ".
plentiful on Blue Mountain.
Congressman James Hamilton Lewis
arrived in Spokane, from Washington,
last week, on his way to the Sonnd.
There are 62,000 sheep owned in Kit- -titas
county. Besides this number,
many bands summer there on the moun
A party of prospectors from Seattle
are reported to have made a rich strike
in the Olympics about 18 miles from
A telephone line is to be erected at
once from Oakesdale to Thornton, Sun
set and St. John. Work will begin as
soon as the mateiral can be had.
A Tacoma carpenter, while walking
in his sleep, fell from a two-story win
dow to the ground. Nothing but his '
nap and a little skin were broken.
Salmon for the interior and transcon
tinental shipment have begun to arrive
in Tacoma from lower Puget sound can-
series, and the traffic is expected to .
eoori be brisk.
The firm of Balfour, Guthrie & Co.,
for the first time in the history of the
crop hop industry in Yakima county, is
buying in that county this year. The
firm recently bought 1,200 bales on a
Two wagon-loads of immigrants
passed through Walla Walla on their
way to Centralia. They started from
Kansas on the 29th of April and have
been traveling ever since.
. Whitman county warrants have re
cently advanced from 95 to 98 cents.
As these warrants only draw 7 per cent
interest, the price offered is considered
good, and as speaking well for the
The hay crop of Kittitas county for
this year is estimated, by those who are
said to know, at 35,000 tons.
Fruit has been shipped from Wen
atchee at the rate of a carload a day for
the last few weeks. ' The shipments
consist mostly of tomatoes, pears,
peaches, watermelons and apples. The
marketing of tomatoes has ceased al
most entirely at present, owing to de
preciated prices, and, as a consequence,
hundreds of bushels will rot on the
vines, as the hot weather has ripened
them very fast