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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1897.
NEWS OF THE WEEK!
From ail Parts of the New
and Old World.
BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of tbe Cur
The Union knitting mill, in Hudson,
N. J., was destroyed by fire, and many
of the 600 persons employed in the mill
had narrow escapes from death. The
loss is over $ 200,000, and the insurance
A dispatch from Simla, India, says a
cyclone struck the town of Chitttvgong,
in the Bengal presidency. Half of the
houses of that place were demolished,
all the roads in its vicinity were blocked.,
and several vessels sunk.
The statute under which for several
fears the police department of Denver
has at will seized, confiscated and de
stroyed gambling implements, was de
;lared by Judge Allen in the district
jourt to be unconstitutional, and in
conflict with the federal statutes.
Since the cruiser Baltimore has been
Michored at San Francisco preparing to
go to Honolulu, her commander has
reported to the police almost daily the
desertion of three or four of the crew.
Already 20 have succeeded in escaping,
and, unless a stricter watch is kept, it
is believed another draft of men will
have to be sent from the East to fill
her complement. -
There is a movemenfon foot to con
solidate the wire manufactories of the
United States into a singls corporation,
with a capital of $100,000,000. To
evade the anti-trust law, the wire in
dustries will surrender their independ
snce, and eell their plants to a new
organization for cash at an apraised
value, the money to be furnished by
a syndicate of New York bankers.
Pierpont Morgan is said, to be at the
head of the scheme. . .
The food of San Francisco laborers is
to be analyzed by the professors at the
The Fort Randall military reserva
tion, which contains over 100,000 acres
in South Dakota and Nebraska, has
been opened to settlers.
Negotiations of the Chinese govern
ment with the Hooly syndicate for a
loan of 80,00q 000 have fallen through.
The government is now negotiating
with the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank.
The Washington state grain commis
sion announces that it will not lower
No. 1 wheat grade from 59 to 58 pounds
to the bushel, notwithstanding the agi
tation to that end in the eastern part
of the state.
Tbe Long Island coast for a distanoe
of six miles, between Far Rockaway
and Rockaway beach, was more or less
damaged by a very high tide. The
Edmore hotel was damaged to the ex
tent of $25,000.
Speedy, the professional briigejump
er, jumped from the Louisville & Jef
fersonville bridge in Louisville, Ky.,
before an audience of 18,000. Speedy
made the jump of 130 feet in safety,
and was mingling with the crowd a
few minutes later.
- Frank Moon, aged 50 years, and Mrs.
Wells, were found dead at the bottom
of a 30-foot well on Moon's farm, near
Derby, Kan., having been asphyxiated.
Moon had been overcome while work
ing, and the woman, fearful at his not
returning home, went to the well late
at night to investigate, and fell in.
Admiral Matthews, chief of the bu
reau of yards and docks, in his annual
report to Secretary Long;, recommends
the construction of four drydocks of the
best type. He recommends that con
crete docks be built at Boston, Norfolk
and Mare Island, and that a floating
dock be' placed at either Key West.Tor
tugas, or Algiers, La. The estimates
for the maintenance of the yards next
year aggregate $2,364,203.
Following close upon the recent an
nouncement of a great syndicate to con
trol the trade of Honduras comes the
information received from reliable
sources that a gigantic syndicate is in
process of org?--' zation for the purpose
of promoting direct trade between the
United States and Russia. The project
originated with Russian merchants and
has the sanction, if not the direct sup
port, of the imperial government.
A dispatch from Managua, Nicaia
gua, says John Augustine, an Ameri
can citizen, was arrested at San Carlos,
at the mouth of the San Juan river, by
order of President Zelaya's brother,
and, without any pretense of a trial,
was imprisoned in the penitentiary.
Mr. Augustine was formerly United
States consul at Bluefields, Mosquito
territory, and is at present in charge of
the navigation company's steamers on
the San Juan river.
John Griffith essayed "Richard III"
at the opera house in Butte,' Mont. In
the closing scene Griffith's sword struck
John Fay Palmer, who was doing Rich
mond, in the face, cutting a gash ex
tending from above one eye across the
nose and cheek. The bone of the nose
was broken and a little more force
would have penetrated the brain.
Palmer turned his back to the audience
and finished the scene without any one
knowing what had happened.
All of the coal miners of Boulder
county, Colo., are out on a strike. It
is said that at one of the mines in
Lafayette, the managers reduced the
wages of the machine men 10 cents a
ton. Word was sent to all the mines
in the district to close down and the
order was implicitly obeyed. The
strike is said to affect about 1,000
miners. A number of the gold and
silver mines in the mountains will have
to close on account of the strike. An
effort will be made to have the matter
compromised as soon as possible.
TROUBLE IN HAYTI.
Arrest of a German Brings Down the
Wrath of the Kaiser.
Port au Prince, Hayti, Nov. 2. Seri
ous trouble has arisen between Hayti
and Germany. The German minister
to this republic, Count Schwerein, has
hauled down his flag and, according to
current report, three German warships
are expected here to back up the ulti
matum of the minister, demanding an
indemnity for the alleged illegal arrest
and imprisonment of a German citizen.
The affair has caused considerable x
citement among the native population,
and some of the people have threatened
to kill the German minister and all the
Germans in the place and vicinity.
The affair grew out of the arrest a
teJf weeks ago of a German named
Linders. The Germans say that a
dozen policemen entered Linder's
house and arrested one of his servants.
Mr. Linders went to the central police
headquarters to complain against this
action of the police, but was himself
arrested, (Charged with assaulting and
attempting to murder police officers in
the execution of their duty. Linders
was condemned to pay a fine of $400
and to' undergo one month's imprison
ment, and was taken to jail. Claim
ing he was innocent, Linders demanded
and obtained a second trial, and was
condemned to pay a fine of $500, and
was sentenced to one year's imprison
ment. The German minister tele
graphed to Berlin for instructions and
giving delails of the case. On October
17, the German minister went to the
president of Hayti and demanded, in
the name of the German emperor, that
Linders be set at liberty, and also de
manded for every day he spent in
prison, 23 in all, an indemnity of
$1,000 in gold, adding that for every
day Linders was kept a prisoner after
that notification he (the German min
ister) would demand an indemnity of
$5,000 in gold.
At first, the Haytian president re
fused to grant the German minister's
demand, and Mr. Linders remained six
days longer in prison. This caused the
German minister to notify the Haytian
government that as Linders had not
been freed, he had hauled down his
flag and had sent the archives of the
German legation to the legation of the
United States, thus breaking off all re
lations with the Haytian government.
This caused great excitement, and dis
turbances would have occurred had
they not been avoided by sending Lin
ders, who was threatened with lynoh
ing, on board a steamer bound for New
York, from which port he was to leave
for Germany. It is said the German
minister, on the arrival of the war
ships, will insist on the payment of
the indemnity demanded as a result of
the imprisonment of Mr. Linders.
IN A BURNING MINE.
Six Men tost Their Lives In a Disaster
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 2. The worst
mine disaster in the Lackawana or
Wyoming coal fields since the Twin
shaft horror at Pittston, over a year
ago, was developed in the fire which
gutted the river stope of the Delaware
& Hudson Company's Vonsterch mine
in this city today. Six men were suffo
cated by smoke.
The dead are: Thomas Hill, John
Farrell, John Francis Moran, Mike
Walsh, John McDonnell, Thomas Pad
den. The stope extends down through
three vein". The missing men were
at work in the deck and surafce veins,
the former 100 and the latter 60 feet
from the surface. They had but two
avenues of escape. The shorter route
was by way of the stope, which was a
sea of flames for nearly 12 hours, and
is yet burning near its foot, and the
other route was via crosscuts to the
gangways which led to an air shaft,
nearly a mile from the spot where the
men were working. Fire kept them
out of the stope, and the smoke which
backed out and into all the workings
prevented escape through the crosscuts.
The supposition is that the men were
suffocated. Chief Hickey, of the
Scranton fire department, and eight
firemen, narrowly escaped death in the
Joe Yamaski. one of the seven men
entombed in the mine, was rescued at
10 o'clock tonight. The bodies of the
others were afterwards found and
brought to the surface.
HIS HANDS WENT UP.
Bat He Had a Gun and a Highwayman
Had a Narrow Escape.
Tacoma, Nov. 2. A shot from a
large revolver came near ending the
existence of a would-be highway robber
last night, and, had the aim of John
O'Kieff only been a little more accur
ate, the coroner would have had a job
today. Mr. O'Kieff is a stranger to the
coast, and yesterday received a large
sum of money through a local bank.
As he was going to his lodging-house
about 9 o'clock last night, when near
Wright Park, two men, both masked,
commanded him to throw up his
hands. This command he obeyed, but
with a gun. The close call one of the
robbers had is shown by his hat, whioh
was found. There" is a bullet hole
through the crown, and it is powder
burned. The new Chinese mint at Canton
coined more than 14,000,000 ten-cent
pieces last year.
Marshall Kills a Farmer.
Versailles, Ky., Nov. 2. City Mar
shal Ed Sterns shot and instantly
killed Jason Miller, a farmer and trad
er, at Midway, this county. Miller
German Paper Seized in France.
Paris, Nov. 1. The police of this
city today seized a German comic pa
per, the Lust igbl after, containing car
toons, ridiculing President Faure and
the French republic.
WIRES TO KLONDIKE
Canadian Government Con
sidering the Matter.
IT COULD BE EASILY BUILT
Line Will Follow Old Surveyed Route,
via Ashcroft and Quesnelle
The Likma Arrives
Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 2. Charles
Hosmer, general manager of the Pacific
postal telegraph system, today said, re
garding telegraphic communication
with the Klondike, that he understood
the Dominion government had this
matter under consideration.. There are
no insurmountable difficulties in the
way, either in the construction or in
the maintenance of a telegraph line via
Ashcroft and Quesnelle, which was the
route adopted in 1866 for connecting
Asia and Amerioa via the Behring sea.
This route passes through the present
Klondike country. A line connecting
Quesnelle, the northernmost point in
British Columbia reached by tele
graph, and Dawson City, if decided
upon within the next few months, could
be put in operation by this time next
year. Stations could be established
every 40 miles, and they would be
used in connection with the mounted
police and other departments. Mr.
Hosmer leaves for Victoria this even,
ing, and will proceed thence to San
The Slow Latran.
Tacoma, Nov. 2. The steam schoon
er Lakme, Captain Anderson, arrived
here last night direct from St. Michaels
and Dutch harbor. She left St.
Michaels October 14, three davs before
the steamer Portland, which arrived
on the Sound last week, and therefore
brings no advices as late as those
brought by the Portland. Tne Lakme
left Dutch harbor October 21. She
brought no gold, passengers or freight.
Mate Carlson, o the Lakme, confirms
the report that the river steamers have
gone to their winter quarters on the
"No snow was on the ground in the
immediate vicinity of St. Michaels
when we left," says the mate, "but the
weather was getting colder. Disagree
able northeasterly gales swept over the
place, and during the 13 days we were
there discharging cargo we were com
pelled to put to sea several times as far
as Egg island, 15 miles distant, to seek
shelter behind the island or stand away
from the inhospitable shore."
Dogs For falconers.
Seattle, Nov. 2. There arrived here
last night from Chicago over the North
ern Pacific lftilroad 220 dogs, which
are to be used in ' hauling provisions
into the Yukon gold fields.
THE COMMAND TRANSFERRED.
Blanco In Charge of Cuba, Weyler on
His Way Home.
Havana, Nov. 2. The Spanish cruis
er Alfonso XIII, with Marshal Blanco,
the new governor-general of Cuba, on
board, was sighted off Havana this
morning at 5:30. At 7 o'clock the
steamer entered the harbor, and Lieu-tenant-General
Weyler, the Marquis
Ahumada, Admiral Navarro and other
high military and naval officers went
in a special steamer to meet General
Blanco. After a long and cordial con
ference, Lieutenant-General Weyler!
yielded up his command to his succes
sor. At 10:30 Marshal Blanco landed.
According to tbe official accounts,' he
was "enthusiastically greeted" by the
populace, who shouted, "Long live
Lieutenant-General Weyler and Mar
shal Blanco exchanged farewells on
board the Alfonso XIII. The steamer
Montserrat sailed at 1 P. M. She was
escorted outside the harbor by numer
ous tugs laden with friends of the de
parting general and the officers of his
staff. An immense crowd witnessed
the departure from the wharves. Ac
cording to the official account, the "peo
ple cheered for Weyler, the pacificator."
General Weyler's escort on the Mont
serrat consisted of 600 sick soldiers.
WANTED A CIGARETTE.
Plea of a Man With Both of His Legs
Spokane, Nov. 2. Late Thursday
night the attention of a night brake
man on a west-bound freight train
was arttacted near Sprague by piercing
cries for help. Lying close to the
track was the upper portion of a man,
still conscious, though both legs were
cut clean from his body. What was
left of tbe man was able to yell lustily
enough in spite of the fearful agony he
must have been suffering, and his first
words to the brakeman were:
"For God's sake, give me a cigar
ette!" The relief asked for was furnished,
and, with assistance, the n"i was re
moved to the hospital.
The dead body of another man was
found a little further on. It was that
of a rather well-dressed person, and ap
pearances indicated that it had been
dragged along the tracks for some dis
tance in an easterly direction. . He was
probably struck and dragged along by
tbe freight. The name of the dead
man was Thomas Kelly.
Concerning Union Labels.
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 1. Judge Ha
zelrigg delivered an opinion in the
court of appeals, in which the court
holds that labor unions have property
right in their labels and other devices
designing the fruits of their labor, and
may enjoin outside parties from ap
propriating this device or counterfeit
ing it. This is the first time this point
has been passed on in this state.
The President Sets Apart November 25
As a Day of Prayer.
Washington, Nov. L. President Mc
Kinley today issued his first Thanks
giving day proclamation, as follows:
"In remembrance of God's goodness
to us in the past year, which has been
so abundant, let us offer up to Him our
thanksgiving and pay our vows unto
the Most High. Under his watchful
providence industry has prospered, the
conditions of labor have been im
proved, the rewards of the husbandman
have been increased, and the comforts
of our homes multiplied. His mighty
hand has procured peace and protected
the nation. Respect for aw and order
has been strengthened, love of free in
stitutions cherished, and all sections of
bur beloved country brought into closer
bonds of fraternal regard and generous
"For these great benefits it is our
duty to praise the Lord in a spirit of
humility and gratitude, and to offer up
to Him our most earnest supplications.
That we may acknowledge our obliga
tions as a people to Him who has so
graciously granted us the blessings of
free government and material prosper
ity, I, William McKinley, president of
the United States, do hereby designate
and set apart Thursday, the 25th day
of November, for national thanksgiv
ing and prayer, which all of the people
are invited to observe with appropriate
religious services in their respective
places of worship.
"On this day of rejoicing and do
mestic union, let our prayers ascend to
the giver of every good and perfect gift
for the continuance of His love and fa
vor to us, that our hearts may be filled
with charity and good will, and that
we may be ever worthy of His benefl
"In witness hereof, I have hereunto
set my hands and caused thjseal of the
United States to be affixed.
"Done at the city of Washington,
this 25th day of October in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and ninety seven, and of the independ
ence of the United States the one hun
dred and twenty-second.
"By the President,
"Secretary of State."
POSTAL CLERK CONFESSED
To Stealing tbe S14.OO0 Registered
Denver, Colo., Nov. 1. Postoffice
Inspector Frederick and City Detectives
Loom is and Burlew, of this city, today
arrested, in Cheyenne, Wyo., Walter
R. Houghton, a postal clerk running
from Cheyenne to Ogden, on a charge
of stealing a registered package con
taining $14,000. A telegram received
here during the afternoon stated that
Houghton had confessed the theft.
The package which Houghton is al
leged to have stolen was mailed by a
Chicago bank to a correspondent in Sac
ramento, CaL, about September 26. It
disappeared somewhere en route, and
an investigation by the postal anthor
itieB disclosed the fact that the disap
pearance occurred somewhere between
Omaha and Ogden. The secret service
officers learned that Houghton's mis
tress, who had been staying in Denver
for three weeks, had changed three
$100 bills, and, as the $14,000 stolen
was all in $100 bills, they at once made
arrangements for Houghton's arrest.
The woman was at first taken into cus
tody, and her statements went to veri'y
the opinion of the officers. After
Houghton had confessed his crime, he
offered to refund the amount stolen,
except $400, which he had spent, pro
vided the officers would agree that he
should not be prosecuted. He declared
that if they would not so agree, the
money would be immediately burned.
United States Commissioner T. J.
Fisher and United States .District At
torney Clark both refused to accept
Houghton's proposition. JHoughton re
fused to disclose the hiding place of the
money. He was held over to the fed
ral court by Commissioner Fisher.
Thirteen Were Killed.
Torres, Mexico, Nov. 1. A disas
trous explosion occurred in the Ama
rillas shaft of the Grand Central mine,
et Minas Prietas. Thirteen men were
killed outright and three sustained
probably fatal injuries. In some un
known manner a large quantity of giant
powder blew up in the fourth level of
the shaft. So great was the force of the
explosion that out of four men who
were stationed fully 200 feet distant
from the center, three were killed in
stantly. Six of the recovered bodies
are totally unrecognizable. The Grand
Central mine was recently purchased
for $1,000,000 by an English syndicate.
Big Fire in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Nov. 1. The Union Trust
Company building, on Fourth avenue,
caught fire from an overheated smoke
stack this morning and in less than an
hour the structure was in ruins. One
fireman is reported killed and several
ethers had narrow escapes. The loss is
estimated at $200,000; insurance one
half. Bacilli In Chinese Cigars.
San Francisco, Nov. 1. Dr. J. C.
Spencer, bacteriologist of the board of
health, reports that he has discovered
the bacilli of tuberculosis in a Chinese
made cigar which he examined.
Tax on Railroad Grants.
Braintree, Minn., Nov. 1. Judge
Holden today rendered a decision" "up
holding the so -called lAncferion law of
Minnesota, taxing land grant railroads
on such grants as are not used in the
peration of the Toad. The defendant
roads, the St. Paul & Duluth and
Northern Pacific, claimed the only tax
required to be Did by them was three
per cent on gross earnings. The case
Will eventually go to the supreme court
of the United States.
TO SUSPEND SEALING
Agreement Reached by the
WHAT WILL ENGLAND DO NOW
Russia, Japan and the United States
Believe a Means Has Been Found
to Preserve the Herds.
Washington, Nov. 1. In reliable
quarters it is stated that the conference
between Russia, Japan and the United
States, now proceeding here in refer
ence to sealing in the Behring sea and
the North Pacific, has advanced to an
important stage, and that a proposition
has been reduced to writing, which, if
accepted, will bring about a complete
change in the sealing question. The
proposition is said to be acceptable to
the United States. It is understood to
be acceptable similarly to the Russian
delegates now here, but, in view of the
restrictions placed upon them by their
credentials, it has been thought desir
able to cable St. Petersburg for final in
structions. The greatest secrecy is preserved in
all official quarters as to the nature of
the proposition, and it is not officially
admitted that any proposition has been
made. From equally reliable sources,
it is understood that the proposition
has a far reaching scope, and provides
for the material limitation or entire
suspension of pelagic sealing on the
high seas. Such a decisive step, if
agreed to by Russia, Japan and the
United States, would not, it is under
stood, involve a concerted move to
menace the claims of Great Britain and
Canada to the right to pelagic sealing
on the high seas, but would rather be
a proposition expressive of the conclu
sions ol the three most interested pow
ers that, in the interests of humanity
and the preservation of the seal herds
of their respective governments, all na
tions, including Great Britain and her
colony, Canada, should unite with
Russia, the United States and Japan
in such effective prevention of pelagic
sealing on the high seas as will put an
end to it, and thereby secure the pre
servation of the seals.
The deliberations of the conference
leading up to the proposition were
productive of numerous interesting and
But little had been known of the
Russian regulations until the confer
ence met. Under them a neutral zone
of 35 miles was established surrounding
the Russian islands, within which
Great Britain agreed to suspend pelagic
sealing. While this was of material
advantage to Russia, yet it was felt
that any proposition for the entire sus
pension of pelagic sealing, even, be
yond 35 miles, would have to be recon
ciled with the modus vivendi. It. was
felt that this could be done, as the
modus was not a continuing agreement,
but was from year to year depending
for its existence on the annual readop
tion by the British parliament.
Owing to Japan's view of the sub
ject the opinion of the seal experts was
laid before the Japanese delegates.
This opinion was to the effect that,
while the Japanese seal possessions
were little or nothing at the present
time, yet that by adequate protection
of the seals, her decimated rookeries
would be restored and a large seal prop
erty built up. This expert view ap
pears to have been convincing to the
Japanese delegates, for Mr. Fujita not
only cabled the final proposition to Ja
pan, but accompanied it with his favor
able recommendation. The conferees
being thus agreed, it only remained to
hear from the respective governments
that they represented.
An adjournment was accordingly
taken until Wednesday, by which it is
not doubted the government at St.
Petersburg and Tokio will have taken
final action on the proposition.
Whitman County Judge Says a Gelding
Is Not a Horse.
Colfax, Wash., Nov. 1. William
Herbert, a horse thief, desperado and
alleged murderer, wanted in Wyoming
for killing a peddler, was cleared today
of the horse-stealing charge on a re
markable ruling by Judge McDonald,
the eccentric judge of Whitman county
superior court. The evidence was
abundant and conclusive that Herbert
stole the horse, but his attorney moved
for a dismissal of the case on the
ground that the complaint said
"horse," while the animal was a geld
ing. The judge decided that a gelding
was not a horse, and tbe case was dis
missed. Herbert is still held for other
Buried ITnder a Mass of Rock. '
Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, Nov. 1.
Murphy and Dunn, employed on the
extra crew of Great Northern laborers,
were killed yesterday morning, one
mile east of Katka. -
The men had been drilling rock on a
mountain Eide for riprapping purposes
along Kootenai river, when rock over
head began to fall. They sought shel
ter under an adjacent cliff, and were
buried under a fearful mass of rock. It
took the rest of the crew 12 hours to
get the bodies out. Dunn was formerly
a civil engineer.
Twenty Feet of Snow.
Baiiver, Colo,, Nov. 1. The Rock
Island train, that was due in Denver
yesterday morningi and "" the. one that
left Kansas City yesterday, arrived
here at noon today, as two sections of
one train. Thoy were delayed near
Limon Junction, where the trainmen
eay, six miles of track were covered
with 20 feet of snow. Wires were
down, and for 48 hours the where
abouts of the train due yesterday was
not known v
STRAIN TOO GREAT.
Sudden Death of Henry George, Candi
date for Mayor of New York.
New York, Nov. 1. Henry George,
author of "Progress and Poverty,"
and candidate of the Thomas Jefferson
Democracy for mayor of New York,
died at 5:10 o'clock this morning in
the Union Square hotel, of cerebral
apoplexy. In his great Cooper Union
speech, accepting the nomination for
mayor, less than a month ago, he said:
."I'll make this race if it costs me
my life. This is a call of duty, and
as a good citizen I have no right to dis
regard it on account of mere personal
Today the cheers of the workers have
suddenly been changed to sighs, for,'
true to. bis words, Henry George, the
apostle of the rights of man, died as he
wished to die in harness, fighting for
the cause toward the close of the
greatest municipal political contest the
world has ever seen.
Last night noisy, shouting throngs
rushed into halls and streets to hear
the speeches that in a great part were
filled with personality and bitterness,
rockets flared and fires burned, men
argued and urged, and all signs bore
witness that tbe campaign was st its
height. But when today dawned all
was changed. Men were loth to be
lieve that one who had been so much
in the public eye in the last few weeks
was no more, and for the time being
the complexion of the political situa
tion was forgotten in genuine grief.
Those who last night bitterly de
nounced the man who said "I stand for
the real democracy, the democracy of
Thomas Jefferson," today recalled
many touching kindly acts in the life
of the dead man, which showed his na
ture and joined in the words which
came as a reply to the lips of all:
"An honest man is dead."
This man of mighty brain and un
daunted courage was physically frail,
and the strain of an exciting campaign,
requiring speechmaking at points many
miles apart night after night, was more
than nature could stand. He kept it up
to the end, and only a few hours be
fore the dread messenger cried "Halt"
Henry George had addressed enthusias
tic audiences in three of the towns of
the boroughs of Queens and a still
larger assemblage in an uptown hall
here. He spoke at Whitestone at 8
o'clock, and made a speech at College
Point and Flushing before returning to
New York to speak at the Central
Dpera-house. At Whitestone he drove
from the railway station to the meet
ing hall at a gallop. To the cheering
srowds he said:
"I believe that all the needed re
forms are summed up in that phil
osophy the right of every man to eat,
to drink, to speak, as he sees fit, so
long as he does not trench on tbe rights
ai any other man. I believe that
the father, can take care of its
laws there is no need for us to get into
trouble trying to meddle with God's
laws, to enforce them. If I am elected,
ind I believe that I will be elected, I
will enforce the laws upon the rich and
poor alike. "
MARIE VAN ZANDT'S INSULT.
In Explanation of the Memorable Event
Paris, Not. 1. A remarkable story
is going the rounds as to the real animus
sf the tremendous demonstration in
March, 1835, against Marie Van
Zandt, the American singer.
M. Goron. formerly a high official at
the prefecture of police, declares that
ihe memorable and offensive attacks
upon the singer was engendered by the
followers of M. Ferry to counteract an
intended demonstration against him by
radicals and socialists after the disas
trous defeat of the French at Langson,
Annam. M. Camercarz, the prefect
of police of tbe day, was consulted at
to how to prevent the intended demon
stration against the unpopular M.
Ferry, and according, to M. Goron, he
suggested a monster demonstration
against Miss Van Zandt. All the avail
able detectives and theatrical claques
were sent to the opera comique to howl
and hiss the American singer. When
ever there was a lull in the uproar the
cry was raised that Miss Van Zandt
was going out by another door, and so
s'dlfull was the trick that the excite
ment was continued until midnight
and the intended M. Ferry demonstra
tion was delayed until too late to go to
the foreign office.
INDIANS ON THE RAMPAGE.
The Trouble im Colorado Is Becoming
Denver, Nov. 1. The Times received
the f'owing at noon today:
Stex... t Springs, Oct. 31. A cour
eir has' jujt arrived here bringing a
message from Game Warden Wilcox to
Sheriff Nieman for help. The Indians
have burned Thompson's ranch, near
Cross mountain, and have killed 'one
Gable, a messenger sent out by Wilcox.
The latter tried to arrest the Indians
for violating the game laws. They re
sisted and began to fight. Five Indians
were killed, and Sub-Chief Star mortal
ly wounded. The Indians had stacks of
green deer hides in their possession,
and were slaughtering on all sides.
The fight occurred 90 miles west of
Steamboat Springs. One hundred de
termined men are now on their way
to aid the sheriff.
Settlers are gathering on Vaughn's
ranch at Lay, Colo. The Indians have
threatened to pillage and murder.
Sauaws have been sent back to the res
ervation, and reinforcements are com
ing. State troops may be oalled for, if
the sheriff finds matters as serious as
Warsaw, Ind., Nov. 1. The im
mense box and barrel factory located-at
Mentone, this county, was destroyed
by fire this morning. The loss is $150,
000. . ,
Evidence of Steady Growth
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
From All the Cities and Towns of
tbe Thriving Sister States
Klamath Indiana will haul over 30,
000 pounds of flour out of Lake county
The government snag-puller is at
work in Coos river. Most of the work
just now is being done above Paroline
bar. More work will soon be done on
the south fork.
Peter Wage, of Nehalem, expects soon
to pat up a flouring mill on his place,
near Fishhawk falls, on the main Fish
hawk river, to grind for the farmers of
the Nehalem valley.
Thursday another big shipment of
prime beef cattle was forwarded east
from the Baker City stock yards. This
shipment required 15 cars, there being
400 head of fine 3-year-old steers.
A farmer who farms the Boyer place
southeast of Woodburn, in Marion
county, this year rasied 3,040 bushels
of Burbank potatoes on 10 acres of
land. He had five potatoes in the lot
that weighed 15 pounds.
The civil service examination for po
sitions in the Astoria postoffice depart
ment will take place December 4, and
all applications must be filed by No
vember 13. Secretary Lewis says no
applications have as yet been filed.
The largest cargo of lumber yet to
cross the Nehalem bar was taken out
by the three-masted schooner Prosper.
She carried about 275,000 feet, and
made the round trip from San Francis
co to Nehalem and return in about 20
About 200 pounds of sugar beefs,
grown in different parts of the Grand
Ronde valley, are to be forwarded to
Corvallis for analysis. The object of
the additional analysis is to ascertain
the amount of sugar and percentage of
purity in beets of later growth, than
those heretofore sent.
The work of locating the Indians in
Harney county has been completed.
One hundred and fifteen Red Men have
taken advantage of the government's
geneorus donation. The agent says
that the Indians are not allowed to rent
or lease their claims, except old, blind
and infirm Indians, and the renting or
leasing is done by the department.
Among the personal treasures of
State Secretary H. R. Kincaid is a su
perb eollection of autographs ot the
famous men of America, gathered by
the secretary during his 13 years of
service at the national capital. Many
of these celebrated signatures are at
tached to letters and documents, ad
dressed personally to Mr. Kincaid, in a
public or private capacity, and are
J. E. Kennerly has completed his
contract on the Blue river mines wagon
road, in Lane county. It now reaches
the Kenniston group of claims, and
lacks only about 200 yards of reaching
that of the Chaunoy Bale mine. The
Eugene Mining Company paid $100 on
the last work done, the county paying
the balance. The miners have now
agreed to construct the road into the
heart of the district from the . last
named point. It is now thought that
the district will at least have one mill
in operation next summer, with a prob
ability of three.
Offers of from 11 to 12 cents were
made for hops in Chehalis, Lewis coun
ty, last week, but no sales were made.
Whitman county won the Dodson
cup at the Spokane fruit fair for the
best general district display. Lewis
ton, Idaho, was awarded second place,
and Walla Walla third.
The treasurer of Adams county re
ports that farmers are paying delin
quent taxes as far back as 1892. It is
expected that the county will be able
to pay off her entire debt.
The King County Horticultural So
ciety met in Seattle, and spent an af
ternoon in discussion of the fruit in
dustry in the state of Washington, dur
ing the course of which W. H. Brown,
inspector of insect pests for King coun
ty, exihbited tree branches and fruits
covered with various forms of insect
life, and explained the best methods
for destroying the pests.
The tax levy of the city of Colfax
has been fixed at 15 mills, all of which
is to be used for the purpose of paying -interest
and reducing the indebtedness.
The total indebtedness of the -city on
Ootober 1 was $31,555.16, and the cash
on hand at that time was $2,4535.79.
Since January 1, 1897, the receipts of
the city have been $17,409.13, of which
$16,895.45 has been expended.
A decree has been entered in the su
perior court of Thurston county, ex
tending the time for filing claims with
the state treasurer against the defunct
State Insurance Company, of Salem,
Or., until the 18th of November, next.
This decree was made on a showing of
some of the parties in interest, who
claimed that they were unable to file
their claims with the former limit.
Coyotes are becoming so plentiful in
the country between Garfield and the
mountains as to be a menace to the
poultry business and a general nul
tance. A number of farmers and business
men in the Walla Walla valley have
conceived the generous idea of loading
several oars with potatoes and other
products of the rich soil of that valley
for tarasmission to Ireland, where the
potato crop is a failure, and fears are
entertained of a famine among the
poorer people. , f. v--