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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY.
COIiVALiLiIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1897.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
From all Parts of the New
and Old World.
BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS
Comprehennlve Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Cur
The monthly statement of the public
Aebt shows at the cl6se of business Oc
tober 80, debt, less cash in treasury,
amounting to 11,030,563,901, an in
crease for the month of $8,441,188.
A section of scaffolding around the
Wabash building in St. Louis, recently
partially destroyed by fire, gave way,
carrying eight workmen into a mass of
debris. Two were fatally injured and
four seriously hurt.
During a fire at Hornot's dyeing and
scouring establishment in Philadelphia,
Pa., a large can of benzine exploded.
Thirteen firemen were seriously burned.
It is feared some of them may lose
their eyesight The loss 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 horses,
and the coach was capsized. The driver
grabbed the mail sack and reached Ba
ker City safely.
Attorney-General Fitzgerald, of Cal
ifornia, submitted a motion to the su
preme court at Washington, to dismiss
or affirm in the case of W. H. T. Dur
rant. The case involves the proceed
ings against Durrant for murder. The
case was taken under advisement.
The people of Canton turned out in
large numbers to welcome President
McEinley upon his arrival home. He
was escorted to his residence by the
Canton troop, where he was waited
upon by the Commercial Travelers' As
sociation and a large delegation of
workmen from Dueber Heights, most
of them from the Dueber watch works.
There is intense excitement at Co
velo, Cal., the metropolis of the Round
valley region, over the arrest of most
of the merchants and saloon-men of
the place on charges of selling liquor
to Indians, and there is reason to fear
that blood will flow before the matter
can be transferred to the district court
at San Francisco. Indian police are
guarding the jail,' in which several
white men are confined, 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 cleared for St. Vincent.
The cargo consisted of 170,430 bush
els of wheat, valued at $140,000.
, The Ottoman government has notified
the powers that it objects to the appoint
ment of Colonel Schaeffer, an officer in
the army of Luxemburg, as provisional
commissioner of the powers for the
island of Crete. The German govern
ment supports the objection of Turkey.
The Spanish government signed con
tracts last week with an important
firm of British shipbuilders, by which
it acquires some cruisers fitted with
quick-fire guns, which the firm had
nearly 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 23,850 bales of cotton; 30,200
bushels of grain; 38,850 pieces of
staves; 2,300 oars; her entire cargo be
ing equal to 26,000 bales of cotton.
Boys celebrating Hallowe'en at Fori
Branch, Ind., started a fire which de
stroyed Odd Fellows' hall, the Fort
Branch Times office, six business houses
and several dwellings. Total loss,
$350,000. In the course of the fire 30
pounds of dynamite exploded, causing
much damage to surrounding property.
Much surpirse and ill feeling has
been occasioned in official circles in
Madrid by the statement in the ac
counts of the demonstration in Havana
on Friday, which preceded General
Weyler's embarkation, that he had de
clared while addressing the deputation
that he had been recalled in obedienoe
to the wishes of the rebels and the de
mands of the United States.
It is understood that the diet of the
Greater Republic of Central America
has refused to agree with Secretary
Sherman in support of the argumenU
put forward in support of the appoint
ment of Captain William L. Merry of
San Francisco, as minister of the Uni
ted States to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and
Salvador. It is claimed in Managua
that this step was taken to force the
United States, if possible, to fully
recognize the diet, although it it
claimed that that body may be over
turned any day by a successful revolu
tion in Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Sal
vador, or by the withdrawal from it of
any' of the presidents governing the
state he represents. The reply of the
diet 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
signed and executed at the state de
partment during the present week,
carrying out the proposition before the
Behring sea conference for a suspension
of pelagic scaling. The present under
standing is that the signing of this
document will occur within the next
few days. It will represent the com
pleted efforts of the conference, and,
with the signing concluded, the confer
tape will adjourn.
POWERLESS TO ACT.
Secretary Alger's Reply to the Klondike
Boston, Mass., Nov. 9. While in
this city today to visit his son, who is
a Harvard student, Secretary of War
Alger was seen in regard to the matter
of the request of the merchants of Port
land, Or., and the Chamber of Com
merce of that city, asking his official
assistance in sending supplies to the
Klondike, through the co-operation of
the war department. Secretary Alger
stated that his department is waiting
to get a report on the matter from Cap
tain Ray. When last heard from Ray
was at Fort Yukon, and was going to
Dawson City. The secretary has or
dered reindeer to St. Michaels, hoping
that there are stores of provisions there.
"We should have a report soon. Un
til that comes, I cannot do anything,
as I will not know the true condition
of affairs and cannot tell just -what
steps it is best to take.
In the matter of the request of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, I have
no authority to act in such a case.
Congress is the only body that can
place the forces of our departments at
their disposal for such a thing. If
anything in the way of army transpor
tation, if we had troops there, I could
act on my own responsibility. As a
citizen,! will do all I can, but officially
I can do nothing without the authori
zation of congress."
Illinois Operators Will Attempt to
Break the Strike.
Chicago. Nov. 9. The Times-Herald
says: Chinese coal miners are to take
the place of Americans in the Northern
Illinois district. An attempt will be
made to break the strike that exists,
and 800 skilled coolies have been picked
for the work. They will all bear arms,
live in a gattling gun equipped stock
ade, and be guarded by 100 former
Chicago policemen. An agent of the
Chinese Six Companies was in Chicago
last week and made a contract with the
Wilmington Coal Company to deliver
the 800 Chinese in the Wilmington
Braidwood districtt. The first consign
ment of 200 will arrive next Tuesday,
and others will be on hand as soon as
provision can be made to take care of
them. Arrangements for an additional
1,000 Chinese miners have been made,
conditional on the success of the first
Elaborate preparations have been
completed to take caro of the first 800
Chinese and give them ample protec
tion. ' '
CHOIR WOULD NOT SING.
the Pastor Advocated
Election of JLow.
New York, Nov. 9. The chorub
choir of the People's church, of which
Rev. Thomas Dixon, jr., is pastor, con
sisting of about 40 singers, refused to
sing today out of sympathy with Pro
fessor Agramonte, their leader, because
the pastor last Sunday advocated the
election of Seth Low for mayor. Pro
fessor Agramonte is a Cuban and a
member of the junta here. His son has
been in a Spanish prison in Cuba for
two years. The Cubans say that Seth
Low was opposed to any intervention
of this country in Cuban affairs, and
has stood against the cause of Cuban
liberty since the outbreak of the last
Mr. Dixon, in his sermon today, said
that lie sympathized with Professor
Agramonte, and had advocated voting
for Low last Sunday only because he
stood the best chance of election against
Tammany. He was opposed to Low
A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION.
Nitroglycerin Magazine Blew Up With
New Martinsville, -W. Va., Nov. 9.
At Pine Fork today William Conn,
of Cuba, N. Y., drove to the nitro
glycerin magazine with a two horse
wagon to get 12 gallons of nitroglycerin
to shoot some oil wells over which he
has supervision. While he was inside
another two-horse wagon with two men
in it, who have not been identified,
drove up. Before these strangers
alighted the magazine blew up with a
report heard 10 miles away. The only
thing found that ever was human was
a piece of a man's foot. All else, hu
man beings, horses and -the wagons,
were as if they nad never existed.
Where the magazine stood was a deep,
yawning cavern. Windows were broken
in every dwelling within a radius of
half a mile.
Fifteen Thousand Mile Ride.
Philadelphia, Nov. 9. Charles
Campbell and William J. Nixon, of a
local organization, today left this city
on a tandem for a 15,000-mile ride.
They were escorted as far as Wilming
ton by about 300 local riders. The men
ride as the result of a wager that they
cannot complete the distance in one
year, and on their return show $1,000,
the start to be made without any
money, and with the necessary clothing
that can be carried in a traveling-case.
They are required to visit the leading
Southern cities and to be in Indianapo
lis at the national L. A. W. next year.
The men expect to earn the $ 1,000 by
selling bicycle sundries.
Reached Cuba Safely.
Havana, Nov. 9. The long-expected
dry-dock built in England, and spacious
enough to accommodate the largest
iron-clads, arrived here today. It
corssed the Atlantic without damage.
General-Fund Warrants Called.
Olympia, Wash., Nov. 8. The state
treasurer has called in general-fund
warrants Nos. 18,671 to 19,230 inclu
sive, the call amounting to $60,685.59,
and maturing November 19.
REFORM OF CURRENCY
Bullitt's Plan Laid Before the
ITS PROVISIONS IN ' OUTLINE
National Bank Notes to Take the Place
of All Other Kinds of Currency
Other National News.
Washington, Nov. 9. The monetary
commission is receiving, in answer to
its invitation, many interesting propo
sitions for reform in the banking and
currency systems of the country, and
among these is one from John G. Bul
litt, of Philadelphia, which, coming
highly indorsed as it does by financial
authorities, has commanded great at
tention and study. Mr. Bullitt's plan
touches every branch of the problem be
fore the committee, and its provisions
in outline are as follows:
That all outstanding currency obliga
tions, amounting to about $800,000,
000, shall be taken up and canceled,
being replaced according to business
exigencies (under the direction" of a currency-board
commission, composed of
the president, secretary of the treasury
and controller ""of the currency), by 3
per cent bonds. There is to be but one
kind of currency, namely, national bank
notes, redeemable in gold at the bank
of issue, and a selected bank of reserve,,
and these notes are to be issued gradu
ally to replace United States obliga
tions as the latter are retired. These
notes are to be secured by a deposit of
15 per cent in gold in the treasury, by
15 per cent in gold in the bank vaults,
and by a first lien upon all the bank's
assets, as well as by a special provi
sion giving the government the right to
assess all national banks, when needed,
to make good the notes of a defaulting
bank, the notes of which would then
be redeemed by the government A
tax is to be laid upon the banks to
cover the expenses . of the currency
board, and the balance held to secure
redemption of notes in gold; but if
this exceeds $10,000,000, the surplus
may be covered into the treasury to pay
interest on United States bonds and
for general purposes This tax should
be 4 of I Ver cent, or 1 per cent per
annum, as the commission shall elect.
Power should be given to banks, under
permission from the currency board, to
increase the note issue when there is a
demand caused by an unusual financial
emergency, such increase to be subject
to a tax (to be determined from time to
time by the currency board) upon the
notes while in circulation, the tax
upon the notes to be at a rate which
would put pressure upon the banks to
take up the notes when the emergency
Silver and subsidiary coins should be
redeemed in gold by the United States
government when demanded. . These
amount to about $100,000,000. No
notes should be issued for less than $5.
National banks should be constrained
to exchange notes now out for new
issues by surrendering notes as they
Customs demands and taxes of all
kinds due to the government should be
payable one-third in old and two
thirds in bank notes. This is necessary
to supply the government with, the gold
required by it to pay interest upon
United States bonds, redeem silver,
and for other purposes.
The legal-tender quality of gold and
silver should remain as now provided
by law, and they should be the only
legal tender, except to the extent of
two-thirds of customs duties and taxes
due the government, which should be
payable in bank note, as above stated.
Confer upon the currency board the
power to regulate the issue of bank
notes from time, in lieu of the govern
ment currency retired, and to author
ize new banks and branch banks to be
established, when and where, and with
such amounts of capital, as the board
may deem proper and expedient, with
power also to increase the amount of
note issue by the banks required for
the normal conditions of business as
the country shall grow in population
and business expansion. As banking
capital may be increased by the crea
tion of new banks, the currency board
should have the power to adjust the
note issue, whether normal or extraor
dinary, betweeen the new and old
banks, no distinction being drawn be
tween them. The 15 per cent gold
upon the note issue deposited in the
government treasury, and the 15 per
cent kept in bank vaults, should be
counted as part of the 25 per cent re
serve on deposit in national banks.
The system of clearing-house certifi
cates adopted by the banks in the large
cities in times of panic should be legal
ized. They have proved to be most
salutary, and there can be no better
evidence of the needs of such a system
than the fact that it has been estab
lished by voluntary consent in times of
London, Nov. 9. The British steam
er Harwood has arrived at Gibraltar,
with her machinery out of order. She
was last reported at Savona, October
23. - A dispatch from Flushing says
that the British steamer St. Cuthbert,
Captatin Fitzgerald, from New York
for Antwerp, is ashore at Parademark,
Two Burned to Death
Halifax, Nov. 9. The residence of
George Tullock, about three miles from
Halifax, was burned last night. Miss
Mary Walker, sister of Mrs. Tullock,
and a 4-year-old child were burned to
Pittsburg, Nov. 9. Three employes
of Jones & Laughlin's steel works were
caught between a car and shifting en
gine this morning, and crushed so bad
ly that two pf them will die.
COUNTRY IT WILL TAP.
More About the Proposed New Railroad
Tacoma, Nov. 8. Colonel William
Bailey, of New York, who bought the
Tacoma & Lake Park railroad - at auc
tion several days ago, will extend the
line to opposite The Dalles on the Co
lumbia river. The name of the road
has been changed to" the Tacoma &
Columbia River railway. The road is
of standard gauge, and now extends
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 Rainier. The exact
route of the extension has not been
To the Columbia River.
The Dalles, Or., Nov. 8. The Ta
coma & Columbia River railroad is the
name of the new company that will
operate a freight and passenger line
between Tacoma and The Dalles. 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
Bailey was the purchaser of the Lake
Park road, a couple of weeks ago, it
was said that the road would probably
be extended to the rich mineral tracts
abou tEatonville and Mount Ranier,
but no one dreamed that the extension
would be carried as far as the Colum
It now transpires, though, that ac
tive operations will be commenced al
most immediately, and pushed with
vigor until the two cities are connected.
It is hoped 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 Eatonville,
Nisqually, Tilton river coal fields and
on across the Cascades to The Dalles.
Negotiations are nearly completed for
terminal facilities that will be conveni
ent to all shippers.
Tacoma will be the operative head
quarters of the new road, the head
office being at 50 Broadway, New York.
A frieght and passenger office has
been opened in Tacoma. The first
work will consist in straightening out
the old Lake park road and getting
the roadbed in shape.
The Montana Earthquake.
Salt Lake, Nov. 8. A special to the
Tribune from Pocatello, Idaho, says:
At 2:28 o'clock this morning a severe
shock of earthquake was felt the entire
distance from Silver Bow to Monida,
Mont. , and at 7 o'olock a second shock
was perceptible, but not so severe. At
Divide, Melrose.. Red Rock, Lima and
Monida, the windows rattled, dishes
fell to the floor, flower pots were
thrown from their stands, lamp chim
neys and other glassware suffered de
struction, clocks stopped, and buildings
were made to sway and crack. 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 drowned 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 the airship quickly veered to the
east. Immediately over Lake Front
Park, Young 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 fell
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 German Aairshlp.
Berlin, Nov. 8 An aluminum air
ship, fitted with a benzine motor, was
tested today in the presence of a num
ber of generals and the chief of the air
ship department. The ship rose 1,000
feet, floated in the air a few minutes,
and at first obeyed the man steering it,
but later a strong wind rendered the
ship unmanageable. The test was con
idered partly successful.
Smallpox Among; the TJteg.
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 8. Captain
N. C. Nordstrom, Indian agent, who
has returned from the northern part of
the territory, says that smallpox has
broken out among the Ute Indians, and
that quarantine has been established
to keep the disease from being com
municated to the Jaroilla Apaches.
A Satisfactory Test.
Washington, Nov. 8. The ordnance
bureau has made a test at Indian Head,
firing a' 10-inch armor-piercing capped
shell at a 141 -inch plate. The latter
was nickel steel Harveyized. The shell
went through the plate and exploded on
the other side. The test was consider
The Search for Andree Begun.
Berlin, Nov. 8. TheLokal Anzeiger
announces that a steamer fitted out
by the governor of Tromsoe, under in
structions from King Oscar, left Trom
soe island in search of Professor Andree.
She will proceed to Spitzbergen, from
which point Andree's balloon ascended
last July. '
Swears' Revenge on Weyler.
Havana, Nov. 8. General Pin ar
rived on the same steamer that brought
General Pando. He is under arrest to
answer charges made against him by
General Weyler, who accuses him of
extorting money from sugar-growers at
Cienfuegos. General Pin swears that
he will have 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 turn
covers from 300 to 500 pores. i
FARMING IN ALASKA
Commissioners Evans and
Killin Submit Reports.
STOCKRAISING VERY LIMITED
Enough of Certain Crops May Be Grown
to Sustain a Considerable
Washington, Nov. 8. Dr. W. H.
Evans and Benton Eillin, 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
culture 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 True, of the division
of experiment stations, does not regard
as feasible the establishment of 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 the south
ern coast of Alaska. They report that
the cultivated areas in Alaska are con
fined to small kitchen gardens, in
which are grown many of our earlier
and hardier vegetables. Stockraising
is carried 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 othei
industries, according to Mr. Killin's
special report. Fishermen will locate
on Alaskan lands and make homes. At
the present rate, Mr. Eillin 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. The hali
but and herring will last 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 cheap. It now costs
but 30 cents a day to provide food for
miners at Turnagain arm, the most re
mote part of Cook inlet. He says that,
the agricultural department can do
nothing in experiment stations in Alas
ka, but it can furnish information.
Mr. Eillin says that from the coun
try will be drawn sailors for the mer
chant 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
public lands and who shall engage in
some occupation on his own account for
the same period, 20-acre tracts of land,
with about 600 feet of water front.
The latter will make it possible for
boats to be landed and nets to be drawn.
The timber of the 20 acres would
build a boat, a house and furnish fuelr
As fast as the timber is taken off the
land, small fruits and green vegetables
can be grown and grass furnished for
the domestic animals. Grasses grow
to great perfection. Little was seen of
the cultivation of cereals and small
traits. Berries abounded, though prac
tically no attention is paid to their cul
tivation. As to the country from the southern
boundary to Eodiak and Long island,
and from the Pacific to the Alaskan
mountains, the climate is extremely
wet, but not cold. The winters are
very long, and the feeding period will
be at least seven . months. Cereals
will not ripen; and the vegetables will
CONVICT SHOT DEAD.
Forfeited His Life in an Attempt to Es
cape at Salem.
Salem, Or., Nov. 8. Otto Erahn,
a convict in the penitentiary here, for
feited his life this evening about 5
o'clock in the desperate attempt to es
cape. He was employed in breaking pig
iron in a shed near the foundry, and
shortly before the hour for marching
the men back to their cells, adroitly
improvised a ladder by nailing several
cleats on a pine plank which served as
a track for conveying iron pipes to a
trench being dug between the prison
and the insane asylum on the north.
Placing the plank against the north
wall of the yard, in plain sight of the
wall guard, Jay McCormick, son of J.
H. McCormick, of this city, and in de
fiance of the guards' repeated warn
ings, he climbed to the opening and
sprang to the ground, fleeing like a
deer toward the asylum. As he leaped
from the wall, the guard fired low,
hoping to check him by wounding him
in the legs, but missed. The second
shot pierced Erahn's body from the
shoulder to the right side, and he fell
dead in his tracks 80 feet from the
It was McCormick's first day's serv
ice at the penitentiary. This was
Erahn's third attempt to escape. He
was a German, 25 years old. He 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 the house of representatives
here today, and Mr. Oliver called up
the measure and moved to disagree
With the-t committee. In an earnest
speech he asked the house to honor the
hero of the lost cause. The report of the
committee was disagreed to by an al
most unanimous vote.
REPORT OF CRUCIFIXION.
Story That It Was Found in the Tatican
New York, Nov. 8. A dispatch to
the World from Rome says: The World
correspondent visited the Vatican to ob
tain authoritative information regard
ing the reported' finding in the Vatican
archives of Pontius Pilate's report to
Emperor Tiberius of the crucifixion of
Christ. One story current was that
the original report had been found,
and that the pope had ordered a careful
study of it. Another was that the
document discovered was not Pilate's
report, but a manuscript of A. D. 149,
referring to it, with other fragmentary
writings of the third and fifth cen
turies, touching the same matter,
which have come to light before.
The correspondent found the Vatican
authorities very reticent. Some of the
officials were even chary of admitting
that anything had been discovered at
all, and were extremely apprehensive
lest they might be repesented as giving
color to an expectation that contempor
ary accounts of "the most solemn event
in the world's history are in existence.
The subkeeper of the Vatican archives
" "His holiness naturally is extremely
cautious about permitting thepublica
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
the discovery of the original document
referred to, the one dated 149, bnt so
far search has been fruitless."'
The correspondent gathered that the
manuscript of A. D. 149 only refers
to the earlier report, and contains no
details of any value, and that . a care
ful, exhaustive search for the original
is now being made in the Vatican by
experts' specially commissioned by the
holy father, who are also to search for
reference to it in documents written
earlier than A. D. 149.
The first indication of the possibility
of the existene of this document was ob
tained accidentally by an erudite monk
engaged in looking through the archives
of the fifth century and gathering facts
concerning the early history of the pap
acy. He followed the clew back to
manuscripts of the third century and
then again laboriously 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. The 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. '
Republicans Have the Legislature as
the 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 of more of the 88 counties
There have been no material changes
except in Wood county, wh.ich will be
claimed by both parties until the
courts pass on the action of the 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
Chairman McConville, 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 the final result to differ from
the figures he has at hand.
Chairman McConville and others
from the Democratic state headquarters
went to Cincinnati to confer with John
R. McLean and other party leaders re
garding the contests that are to be made
in the close counties.
Chairman Nash insists tonight that
the legislature stands 75 Republicans to
70 Democrats, and that the majority on
joint ballot for senator will not be less
than five. He 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
the official tally sheets show a plurality
of 81 for the Republican representative,
Judge Nash says he is willing and
ready to have the court pass on the case.
He says the law provides that the mem
bers of the boads of election cannot go
behind the returns, and the supreme
court has held that they nave no minis
terial powers whatever and cannot hear
evidence or nse their discretion in
throwing out votes. That is left to the
courts, and to each branch of the legis
lature in passing on the credentials of
Body Cut In Two.
Gillette, Colo., Nov. 8. Samuel
Coulter, an employe of the Midland
Terminal railroad, was killed riding on
the front of a switch engine. The
engine had been sent after some box
cars and went into them at full speed.
Coulter was caught by the lower edge
of a car and his body cut in two at the
hips, the tipper part being thrown from
the tracks, while the lower extremities
landed 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 Full.
Tekoa, Wash., Nov. 8. All the grain
warehouses of Tekoa are full, and
storage sheds are being built. The
total quantity shipped will aggregate
Evidence of Steady Growth
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
From All the Cities and Towns of
the Thriving; Sister States
The brickyard at Weston has sold be
tween 600,000 and 700,000 bricks this
A hunter the other day brought in
to Salem a Mongolian pheasant, the tail
of which measured 21 inches.
A farmer of Goshen has 900 turkeys
in pasture at his farm. The turkeys
eat, twice a day, two bushels of wheat.
An Umpqua sportsman turned loose
five pair of wild turkeys on the head
waters of the Umpqua river the other
Twenty Mongolian pheasants for
breeding purposes have been shipped
from the Wilammette valley to Harney
A sperm whale came ashore on the
Nehalem beach, near the Arch rocks,
last week. The whale was about 65
The town council of Marsh field has
passed an ordinance which fixes a
wharfage charge for all steamers that
nse the wharf at the foot of A street.
The two warehouses in . Mission,
Umatilla county, have received 400,
000 bushels of wheat this season.
About half of this has been shipped.
An artesian well that is being sunk
on Fred Haine's Cow creek ranch, in
Harney county, is now down 480 ft ft,
and the water has risen to within six
inches of the surface.
The work on the railroad bridge
across the Santiam river, between Spi
cer and Soio, is progressing. All of
the piers have been completed, and the
other work is being pushed.
Joseph Vey, a sheepraiser of Butter
creek, Umatilla county, lost 900 of his
14,000 head of sheep while his bands
were ranging on the mountains be
tween Grand Ronde and Hilgard re
cently. The sheepmen of Morrow county
have made up a fund of $1,000 for the
purpose of sending detectives into
Grant county to ferret out and prose
cute the persons who have been shoot
It was reported in Salem last week
that the surveying party now out in the .
Cascade mountains, back of the San
tiam country, operating under State
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 has
to be used to pile each day's receipts
up higher, so as to make room for the
next day's business. Unless more
shipping is done soon, it will be neces
sary to raise the roofs.
Three families of Norwegians ar
rived in Coquille a few days ago, ad
ding to the population, somewhat.
One family brought nine children with
them, while the two others reported 24
childien the grand total for the three
families being 83 children.
The sheriff of Crook county has been
enjoined from collecting the 1 per cent
on delinquent taxes ordered by the
county court. The court held that
county oourts have no authority of law
for imposing any penalty on delinquent
taxes, other than the necessary costs of
levy and sale of property.
The town of Grey,in Whitman county,
is to have a flouring mill.
The Adams County bank paid out
$80,000 for wheat last week,
Yakima orchardists are offered 80
cents a box for apples this year.
Pasco horse dealers shipped 250 head
of "beef" horses to Linnton this week
for the cannery.
The Spokane city sinking fund com
mission has recommended the issue of
$300,000 in municipal bonds to take up
Throughout Eastern Washington
thousands of sacks of wheat are lying
in the fields, because of the lack of
storage room in the warehouses.
In Sprague 5,000 bushels of wheat,
are being marketed daily. The Sprague
roller mills do a business of $300,000
annually, and the business men want a
The Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany paid to the Cowlitz county treas
urer last week $2,105.92, which was
one-half of the company's personal
taxes for 1897.
The Moxee Company, in Yakima
county, is trying a sagepuller that re
quires four horses and two men to op
erate it, but the machine clears easily
six more acres a day.
It is reported in New Whatcom that
B. A. Seaborg, of Astoria, who owns
five Columbia river salmon canneries,
has decided to establish a large cannery
in Whatcom county, and is now -preparing
to commence construction, but
has not determined whether to locate
at Whatoom or Blaine.
A mast and. part of the deck of a ship
have washed ashore at the Westport
bathhouse. They are supposed to be
parts of the Orion, the vessel that was
run down a few weeks ago."
There are now 374 prisoners at the
Walla Walla penitentiary. At the
jute mill extensive repairs are still
going on, 60 prisoners being employed. .
The mill will start about the middle
of November, and will run all winter.
Thirty persons are engaged in hauling
clay from near Dixie. - About 1,000,
000 brick are on band at the yard.