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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND MONEY.
COKVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1897.
NEWS OF THE WEEK I
From all Parts of the New
and Old World.
BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Car
The bubonio plague shows no abate
ment in the Poonah district of India.
Within 43 hours there has been 134
new cases and 94 deaths.
The official vote for governor at the
Ohio state election is thus recorded:
Bushnel), Sep., 429,816; Chapman,
Dem., 401,716; Holliday, Pro., 7,558;
Coxey, Pea, 6,254; Dexter, Nat. Dem. ,
1,661; Watkins, social, 4,242; Lewis,
negro proteot., 476; Liberty, 8,170.
Bushnell's plurality was 28,101.
The final aot upon the part of the
government in the ratification of the
treaty adopted by the recent universal
congress was taken Tuesday, when
President McKinley signed the formal
convention or treaty and Secretary of
State Sherman had the government
seal affixed. Postmaster-General Gary
had already signed it. ' The treaty
takes effect January 1, 1898.
At a session of the Knights of Labor
council, at Louisville, it was voted
unanimously to set apart the last Sun
day in June as labor memorial day.
This day will be observed by all the
district assemblies in the United States.
It was expressly stated that the day
should not be regarded in the light of
a holiday. It was fixed upon Sunday
so it could not be made a holiday, with
lis acrenuant itmtiviues.
An immense claim, 'embracing
7,000,000 acres of land in the North
west, including the cities of Minneapo
lis and St. Paul, has been brought be
fore Commissioner Hermann, of the
general land office, and the assistance
of the government in securing official
C; B. Holloway, of Holland, O., and
' aA Gunn, ofcMomee, O. They are
making an examination of the general
land office records with a view to secur
v ing copies of certified paper, which,
they-assert,. will establish their title
to the lands claimed by them. Their
ancestor, . through whom ' they claim
title, was Jonathan Carver, an English
man, a well known explorer in the last
- Political excitement is intense in
Brazil and martial law is in force.
Koon Sang, a Chinese priest, was
killed by highbinders in San Francisco.
J. R. Sovereign, the recently retired
master workman of the Knighta of La
bor, has declared his intention to run
for prebident of the United States in
The blue and gray have met again on
common ground. Military triumphs
were honored at Orchard Knob, Tenn.,
Monday, and monuments to the
achievements at Chickamauga and Mis
sionary Ridge accepted. . ',
A. J. Sage, a well-known rancher,
living a few miles below Sand Point,
Idaho, was shot and instantly killed'
while out hunting. An old acquaint
ance, named John Snyder, who went
out with him hunting, and who became
separated from him for a short time,
seeing what he supposed to be a deer
moving among the trees, fired at it, and
upon reaching the spot was horrified to
find that ne had shot his friend dead.
Rev. Myron W. Reed, pastor of one
of Denver's leading churches, daring
his discourse Sunday created somewhat
of a sensation while discussing the kill
ing of the Ute Indians by deputy game
' wardens in Colorado recently, by de
claring that he intended to see that
Warden Wilcox and his deputies are
tried for murder. . He also denounced
the preachers who have remained silent
in the matter.
j; ill tnv i ivu . . .ii itvii j u
North yakirna, Wash., from ' Polk
county, Minnestota, to make new
homes. Many have already selected
lands along the Yakima valley canal,
west of the city, and others will locate
in the vicinity of the " Moxee artesian
wells. The colony is made up almost
wholly of French people, and they will
be the means of bringing many more
settlers to Yakima county if their ex
' perience proves satisfactory.
The state supreme court of Montana
has sustained the constitutionality of
the inheritance law passed by the last
legislature. The law imposes a tax of
5 per cent on bequests to any benefici
ary, not a relative, where the estate
amounts to over $100. The tax on es
tates directly inherited, where the value
of the estate is over 17,500, is 1 per
cent. It is estimated that the decision
will yield the state $40,000 from es-
- tates already in process of settlement.
The Wyoming supreme court has de
cided that ' foreign-born citizens must
be required to read the constitution in
the English language in order to vote.
One hundred and fifteen Finns, who
voted the Republican ticket at the re
cent election in that state, could not'
read the constitution in English, but
. their votes were accepted, as they could
rfjad it in their own language. . The
tixt-f will put the Democratic can
d -,..: Asffloe, and settles an import
question. inual address
;m of Albany,
unlti reljans of
aiixi in ihv S nabeth
demnation of what , is js
ipm." Ppeaking on the su'iSif .
tefflational arbitration, he said tne
: artirit of irst.ilit.v. so onenlv exnrasKf.d
Tf on this side of the water, was present,
though latent, in England, ana we
should be careful how wa arouse this
feeling to aotive hostility.
Both Motermen Killed and Several
Baltimore, Nov. 23. Because Theo
dore R. Myrick, a inotorman in tse
employ of the Ba!tiinoe & Northern
railway, disobeyed orders, the officers
of that road say, there was a frightful
fhead-end collision this morning on the
line, in which Myrick was killed and
W. F. Horner, motorman on the car
which was going in the opposite direc
tion, received injuries from which he
died about half an hour later. . The
two conductors and passengers who
were on both cars were more or less in
jured, although the injuries of none of
them are supposed to be dangerous.
Those seriously hurt are:
Conductor Thomas Ewing, aged S3,
and Charles Snowden, colored, aged 29
years. . Ewing is suffering from a
slight concussion of the brain, and is
badly bruised on the head, face and
body. Snowden's cheek was lacerated
by broken glass, and he received several
cuts on the head. His chin was cut to
the bone, and there is a deep gash in
his neck. Both of these men are at the
hospital, and both will recover, unlets
WOMAN CONSULAR AGENT.
Miss Emma Hart Acting Temporarily at
Edinomton, N. B.
Washington, Nov. 23. For what is
believed to be the first time in the his
tory of this government, a woman is
' acting as one of its representatives
' abroad. Secretary Sherman has ap
proved the request of J. Adolph Guy,
consular agent of the United States at
I Edmonston, N. B., for two weeks' leave
of absence, and appoints! ' Emma Hart
to act as consular agent during his ab
sence. Miss Hart will probably have little
business to do during her term o"f office.
It is said at the state department that
if she takes in more than $20 the offi
' ciirtS will believe the natural gallantry
1 of New Brunswickians has caused them
to abandon other agencies and consul
ates and secure the service of Miss
Hart in transacting their business.
Collision on a Mexican Road.
Denver, Nov. 23. A special to the
News from Nogales, Ariz., says: Last
night, near Casita, a station on the
j'Senora railroad, in Mexico, a passen
' ger train collided with three oars which
haj got away from a . freight5 train
' ahead and were running down a heavy
grade with great velocity. The engi
Ineer.of the passenger train George
Parker, was instantly killed, the fire
man was so severely injured that he
has since died, and the express messen
ger, J. D. Miltont was injured, but not
seriously. Four cars loaded with or
anges were demolished and a locomo
tive was wrecked.
The Urbana Fiend's Work.
Urbana, O., Nov. 23. This city was
thrown into a fever ' of excitement to
night by the report of another attempt
ed assault. The victim is Emma
Groves, an elderly maiden lady, who
lives with her sister in West Ward
street. About 6 o'clock this evening,
as Miss Groves stepped out of the back
door, she was seized by a man, who
threw his arm around her 'neck and
held her. firmly. Miss Groves was bad
ly treated and painfully injured. The
assault was committed at about the
same hour and in the same mannor as
that perpetrated Friday, and it is be
lieved by the same person.
Austrlans to Be Deported.
Baltimore, Nov. 23. Forty-eight
jnen from the interior of Austria, who
were arrested last week in the swamps
of Mississippi by United States inspect
ors, on the charge of violating the alien
labor contract law, were brought here
with their leader, Jaban Pokje, and
locked up in the immigrant house of
detention at Locust point. They will
be sent back to Bremen on the steam
ship Munchen, of the North Gorman
Lloyd line, in a few days. The men
arrived here September 8, and were en
gaged in cutting barrel staves.
No Sign of Andree
Tromsoe, Tromsoe Island, Norway,
Nov. 23. The steamer Victoria, which
was fitted out by the governor of Trom
soe, under instructions from Kin? Os
car, to search for Professor Andree, the
missing aeronaut, and his party, which
left here November 6, has returned
from Spitzbergen. She brings no news
as to the whereabouts or movements of
Professor Andree, although, exploring
parties landed 10 miles . at various
points on Danmand's isle.
Mother and Daughter Perished.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 23. Mrs. M. A.
Trigg, aged 52, and her 10-year-old
daughter Ethel lost their lives in a fiie
that destroyed their residence in West
Eleventh street this morning. A son
escaped with a broken leg, jumping
from a second-story window. Mis.
Trigg had escaped, but returned to save
her daughter, and fell exhausted at her
bedside. Her body was burned to a
crisp. The girl was suffocated.
General Ordway Dead..
New York, Nov. 23. General Albert
Ordway died tonight at the Hoffman
' house. General Ordway and his wife
returned from Europe last Wednesday.
! Next day, the general was taken sick,
' and continued to grow weaker and
weaker, until 7:15 this evening, when
he passed away.
Blockade of Constantinople.
London, Nov. 23. Tho Constanti
nople corrspondent of the Daily News
says: "I am able to assert on the best
authority that the powers are discuss
ing the advisability of a naval demon
stration in the Dardanelles or a block
ade of Constantinople, if the sultan
doea not yield to the demands of the
powers with respect to autonomy for
the island of Crete, and especially in
the matter of withdrawing the Turkish
THE COMING STRUGGLE
Goluchowski Gravely Warns
Europe of Danger.
PROBLEM FOR NEXT CENTURY
Competition of American Nations Fright
ens the. Powers of the Old World
; A Battle for Existence- -
Vienna. Nov. 23. Count Goluchow
ski, the Austro-Hungarian minister of
foreign affairs, in his annual address
yesterday before the Austrian and Hun
garian delegations, when making an ap
peal to all Europe to take advantage of
the present era of peace and to join
closely for the vigorous defense of con
ditions common to European countries
as against "the crushing competition
of trans-Atlantic nations," said:
"The turning point has been reached
in Europe which calls for the unremit
ting . attention of the governments.
The great problems of material dam
age, which become more pressing every
year, are no longer matters for the fu
ture, but require to be taken in hand
instantly. The destructive competition
which trans-oceanic countries are carry
ing on at present, and which is, in
part, to be expected in the immediate
future, requires prompt and thorough
counteracting measures if tho vital in
terests of the people of Europe are not
to be gravely compromised. .
"We must fight shoulder to shoulder
against a common danger, and arm
ourselves for the struggle with all the
means at our disposal. Just as the
16th and 17th centuries were absorbed
by religious wars; just as the 18th cen
tury was marked by the triumph of lib
eral ideas, and just as the 19th century i
has been notable for the appearance of
great questions of nationality, so will
the 20th century be for Europe a period
marked by a struggle for existence in
the politico-commercial sphere. Euro
pean nations must close ranks in order
to successfully defend . their existence.
. "May this be realized everywhere,
and may the epoch of peaceful develop
ment we now confidently anticipate be
employed in collecting our strength and (
aevoting our services cnieny to tnis
- Speech Excited Great Interest.
.London, Nov. 23. The Berlin corre
spondent of the Daily Chronicle says:
"Count Goluchowski's statement,
with reference to the struggle with
America has excited the most wide
spread interest here. It is believed
that before he made public so remarka-
j ble an enunciation of policy, he had
the consent of the other powers, with
the exception of England, and spoke as
the mouthpiece of those governments."
The Vienna correspondent says:
"Count Goluchowski's appeal to Eu
rope to unite against the trans-oceanio
countries is regarded rather as a pla
tonic desire than as a concerted pro
gramme. Thus far, no practial attempt
in that direction is intended, at least
not by Austria."
EXCITEMENT AT FEVER HEAT.
Chetco Stirred TJp Over the Coolidge
Crescent City, Cal., Nov. 23. There
is much excitement in and about Chet
co as the result of the killing of young
Coolidge by the Van Pelts, over the
townsite question. Coolidge, senior, a
capitalist of Silverton, Or,, has offered
a reward of $500 for the arrest and con
viction of the various members of the
Van Pelt party, principals and acces
sories to the murder, and several par
ties are out from Chetco and Gold
Beach patrolling the roads and trails.
Joe Alvin, a half-breed, suspected of
being one of the Van Pelt party, has
been shot and probably fatally wounded
by a posse. : '
E. C. Hughes and Sink Van Pelt
have been arrested here by Sheriff Fer
guson at the request of Sheriff Turner,
of Curry county, Or., as suspects in the
Coolidge shooting, but both protest
their innocence and say they can prove
an alibi. They have offered to go to
Chetco without requiring the sheriff to
wire the governor of California for a
The Diamonds Were Greased.
New York, Nov. 23. An attempt to
defraud the government was prevented
by the United States appraiser today, '
when an importation of 200 or 300
karats of small diamonds were invoiced '
at about $24 per karat. The diamonds
had evidently been put into a solution I
of resin and grease, thus dulling their
color to such an extent that the dia
monds appeared to be of little value. '
When washed in alcohol and hot water, i
the appraiser of the diamonds found
them of fine quality and exceptionally )
well cut. The duties and penalties
upon this invoice will now amount to
more than $4,500; whereas, under a '
correct invoice, less than $1,000 would
have been collected.
. The Boat Upset.
Good Ground, L. I., Nov. 23. An-
drew Foley, William Wells and Oliver
Wells were drowned last night by the
upsetting of a catboat in Shinnecock
bay. When the boat was found today
the bodies of two of the men were en
tangled in the rigging.
Brazil, Ind., Nov. 23. 'A train on
the Chicago & Indiana coal road, car
rying 500 miners returning from work,
was wrecKed near uoai diuhs tnis
morning. The train ran over a horse, I
throwing one car and the caboose from 1
the track, and both rolled down the em-
bankraent and into a ditch filled with
water. Twenty-six miners were more
or less hurt. Three of them suffered
injuries that probably will prove fatal.
The .fatally hurt are Asbury Rummell, I
Gus Hubert and Guy Askerman. I
GREAT LONDON FIRE.
Fifteen Million Dollars' Worth of Prop
erty Destroyed. .
London, Nov. 22. One of the most
disastrous fires in - London's history
since the great fire of 1666, brofee oui
in a large block of buildings lying east
of Aldergate street and - between that
thoroughfare and Red Cross street, just
after 1 o'clock this afternoon. The
flames were fanned by a strong wind
and fed by highly inflammable stocks
of Christmas; fancy goods and flimsy
dress materials of every description,
that filled every floor of the six-story
building in the old street. Conse
quently, the conflagration gained head
way with surprising rapidity, and wae
soon far beyond the possibility of being
checked on the spot.
For four hours and a half the flames
had their own way, and it was only
after more tha& 100 engines had
worked an hour that the chief of the
fire brigade sent out the signal that the
fire was under control.
At 11 o'clock tonight the fire is still
the scene of great excitement. Fifty
engines are playing upon the ruins;
wagons are hurrying up, and tons of
water are pouring into .the fiery debris.
Thousands of people are trying to pene
trate the cordon maintained by 1,000
policemen, reinforcements for whom
were sent up when at 5 o'clock an increase-
in the outbreak led Commander
Wells to make a requisition for more
engines upon the outlying stations.
. The scene must occupy the fire brig
ade for several days, especially in view
of the grave danger of the collapsa of
the shells of buildings, which fall now
and then with a loud crash.
The latest advices indicate that
nearly 100 warehouses have been de
stroyed, while the loss will probably
The historio church of St. Giles has
been much, damaged, the principal
damage being to the roof, the old win
dows, the baptismal font and Milton's
"ONE TOUCH OF NATURE."
fncle Sam's Relief Fund Feeds Thou
. sands of Cabans. '
New York, Nov. 22. A special to
the Herald from Havana says: In every
town in Cuba where there are American
oitizens, groups of starving inlanders
gather every day in front of the houses
of those Americans and beg for the
crumbs that fall from the tables.
That . Americans have anything on
their tables from which crumbs could
fall is due to the relief fund of $50,000
appropriated last spring by 'congress.
Consul-General Lee has drawn so far
about $25,000 of the total amount and
has distributed it to the consuls in
Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Sagua, Santiago
and elsewhere. These consuls ' buy
provisions and distribute weekly rations
to distressed Americans.
There are 1,400 Americans on the re
lief fund list. Of these about 250 are
American-born. The others are natur
alized citizens and their families, who,
having their citizenship papers properly
registered at the different United States
consulates, are entitled, if in distress,
to the same reliet as American-born
According to a statement made by
Consul Baker, who is stationed at
Sagua, about 10,000 people are being
kept alive , in Cuba by these rations
distributed for the support of 1,400.
Neighbors gather around the front door
of the houses of American citizens and
beg a share of the food that comes from
the consulates. -
Consul Brice, of Matanzas, reports
that since July 1, 27,000 persons have
died in his district. As he was cross
ing the public square one evening late
ly he saw a man fall to the ground
within a few feet of him, and, basten
sing to his side, found he was dead.
His body was nothing more than a
skeleton. Such incidents occur daily
all over the island where people are
herded together. '
General Blanco's orders to allow the
pacifioos to cultivate land outside the
military lines would diminish suffer
ing if the people had the strength and
the implements "with which to work,
but they have neither and Weyler's
scheme to exterminate the Cuban peo
ple, is rapidly proving successful.
THE WORST IN YEARS.
Later Reports of the Great Storm Dam
age Was Great.
Portland, Or., Nov. 22. The fall in
temperature has been the salvation of
many sections of Oregon and Washing
ton, as it turned the heavy rain to
snow, and it soon, ceased.
All reports agree that the storm
which has just blown over was the
worst in years. Rivers are swollen and
are overflowing their banks, doing
great damage to property. Railroad
traffic is impeded. Telegraph wires
were blown down and business serious
ly interfered with in some places.
The greatest damage is reported in
Washington, though Oregon is not far
behind. The Chehalis and Newaukum
rivers are higher than for years. A
considerable portion of Chehalis is
under water. In Oregon Newport and j
Yaquina suffered mostly.
At Newport, lences ana outbuildings
were blown down, a portion of J. K.
Weatherford's cottage unroofed, allow
ing the rain to damage the interior,
and the heavy seas injured the bulk
head along the water front.
Lightship 67, which was anchored off
the mouth ot the Columbia river, went
adrift and was only saved by the heroic
work of her crew. -
At Yaquina, besides the wrecking of
the custom-house and the browing away
of the records, the wind slightly dam
aged the Oregon Central & Eastern
Railroad Company's warehouse, ripped
the shingles off the depot, workshops
and roundhouse. The cribbing along
the O. C. & E. bay track was badly
washed by the rough tide.
Part of Salem is under water-
THE COMING SESSION
Senator Chandler Talks
Work Before Congress.
SOME OF THE IMPORTANT BILLS
Prospects for Hawaiian Treaty Good
Cuban Question Depends Upon
Washington, Nov. 22. Senator W.
E. Chandler, of New Hampshire, in an
interivew regarding legislation at the
coming session of congress said:
"Senator Lodge proposes pushing the
measure looking to the restriction of
immigration and demanding its passage
without delay. Bills proposing to bar
the undesirable foreign element from
entering this country are now pending
in both the house and senate, and
there is no doubt that the two bouses
will be able to agree upon a bill. - The
bouse measure lays restrictions on what
are called "birds of passage," but the
senate bill does not. The class refer
red to is that which lives along the
northern and southern border lines of
the country, and embraces Mexicans
and Canadians who work daily in the
United States, but who live in their
native countries. This , part of the
bill, in my judgment, eventually will
be omitted, and the senate bill, which
applies to immigrants from European
and Oriental countries, will be passed.
"Some action, I believe, will be taken
looking to the relief of the Cuban in
surgents. Of course, the Republican
policy will largely depend upon the
president's message, but, my opinion is
that he will leave the entire matter to
the judgment of congress. ,
"The prospects for the ratification of
the Hawaiian treaty are excellent.
The Republicans .will stand by it to a
unit, and many Democrats will do like
wise. 1 think the necessary two-tnirds
vote will be secured.
"As to financial legislation, especial
ly as to the revision of the banking
laws, I cannot see how any such legis
lation can be parsed."
For the Land of Gold.
New York, Nov.. 22. A dispatch to
the World from London says: London 1
capitalists seem to be resolved to share '
in the big profits anticipated by a rush '
to the Klondike next spring. The Van- 1
couver & Northern Shipping & Trading i
Company, which is building the new
Canadian Pacific railway, with a cap- 1
ital of $7, 500, 000, subscribed by six
shareholders, today purchased- the bid -
Cunarders, the Bothnia and Seythia, I
and two Cape mail steamers, as the '
nucleus of a fleet to run from Van
couver to Alaskan ports,, commencing
March 10. Both ships are chartered
for freight by Lipton, the millionaire
provision merchant, for the voyage
out, and he is said to have a scheme
for building a new town , to be called
Liptonia, near Skaguay. This enter
prise is understood to be the result of
the visit to Skaguay of the Hon. James
Burke Roche, who has just returned
Two New Counterfeits.
Washington, Nov. 22. The"5 secret
service announces the discovery of a '
new counterfeit $10 silver certificate, !
and also a counterfeit national bank I
note. The silver certificate is a photo-
graphio production, printed on two
pieces of paper pasted together?"- No at'
tempt has been made to color. the back
of the note, which is a shade of brown?
instead of green. The seal is colored a
bright pink. The note is badly print
ed, and the lathe work is blurred and
indistinct. The national, bank note is
on the First National . bank of Joplin,
Mo., series 1882. - It is also printed
on two pieces of paper, and the silk
fibre in the geneuine is imitated by pen
and ink marks.
Turks Living on Bread and Water.
London, Nov. 22. The Vienna cor
respondent of the Daily Telegraph says:
Pecuniary embarrassments have reached i
an acute stage at the Yildiz Kiosk.
Salaries of ambassadors are left unpaid
for months. Since the departure of
Galib Bey, Turkish ambassador at Ber-
lin, another Turkish envoy has written '
Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish foreign min-
ister, declaring that he has sold every
thing and lives almost entirely on dry
bread, adding that he even . fears he
will be "unable much longer to borrow
that. A third ambassador has written
to Tewfik Pasha saying:
"All my means are exhausted, and
I cannot even buy a pair of gloves when
obliged to appear any where. "
Columbus, O., Nov. 22. Alfred ,3.
Frantz, the murderer of Bessie Lytle,
of Dayton, was electrocuted. in the an
nex at the Ohio penitentiary at 12:23
this morning. He took his place in
the chair at 12:18 without an apparent
tremor. The first shock did not cause
death, and the current was applied
again three times "before life was pro
nouncd extinct. On August 27, 1896,
Frantz murdered Bessie Lytle, a young
girl whom he had betrayed. . Her body
was thrown into the Stillwater river.
Frantz made an allged confession, in
which he claimed the girl had shot her
self while they were out riding, and,
fearing he would be charged with mur
der, he had thrown the body into the
Peru Wants to Arbitrate.
Washington, Nov. 22. The Peru
vian minister, Dr. Egulgerin, -was
among Secretary Sherman's callers to
day. He came to talk over the last
demand of our government for a settles
ment of the McCord claim, and he,fias
now, in return, proposed arbitration in
the case. This proposition is not ac-
teptable to our government, and the ne-J
A pound of the finest spider'
irould reach around the world.
M'KENNA WILL SUCCEO FIELD
The Attorney-General's Promotion Fully -
Chicago, Nov. 22. A special to the
Tribune from Washington eays: Attorney-General
ment as associate justice of the supreme
court to succeed Justice Field, has been
formally decided upon by. the president-
and heartily approved by the cabinet.
The succession to the department of
justice is still open. The president's
private files contains letters from all
over the country . suggesting names,
including those of many men who have
hitherto not been mentioned publicly.
Judje Waymire, of California, appears
to be in the lead thus far. A number
of letters from New York suggested
John H. McCoolV It is stated that
; were it not for geographical considera
I tions, John S. Runnells, of Chicago,
, would have been favorably considered.
I It was deemed impossible, however, to
j have two cabinet officers from Illinois.
, This same attention to political survey
i ing has prevented the active oonsidera
, tion of Judge Nathan Goff, of West
Virginia, who is too near Maryland to
rpceive consideration. It is believed
the president will not see his way clear
to leaving the Pacific slope out of the
cabinet, and in that event Judge Way
i mire is likely to be the man. -j
The state department has officially
I notified Charles Page Bryan of his ap
I pointment as minister to China, and
j he is expected to come on immediately
and qualify. Foreign ministers file no
bonds, and hence a recess appointment
is ample. They receive no commissions
and formal instructions on being con
firmed by the senate, and not being
bonded, are not forced to wait for con
firmation. ARRAYO'S LYNCHERS.
Inspector Velasquez' Confession Read
at Their Trial.
City of Mexico, Nov. 22. A pro
found sensation was caused today in
j the course of the trial of the police
officials charged with the murder of
Arroyo by the production of the confes
sion of the late inspector-general of po
lice, Velasquez. It is a most remark
able attempt at self-justification, and
states that a mob of common people
lynched Arroyo. Velasquez said that
no direct orders for Arroyo's killing
were gvien, but that the populace, al
ready strongly wrought up by the as
sault upon the' president, were urged
by suggestions to commit the deed.
"I thought I was doing right in or
ganizing a popular manifestation to
avenge an attack on the president, and
give birth in the people to a profound
conviStion that punishment for such an
act would come swiftly in the form of
lvnching, or N whatever it may be
He went on to show that others be
sides himself thought summary ven
geance should be dealt to Arrovo.
. Thia confession, in the light of the evi-
denoe, is seen to be full of misstate
ments, and in no case would it have
prevented Velasquez' prosecution, for
the government was determined to
punish the crime. The prosecuting at
torney today in a strong argument
pleaded for the execution of a death
sentence on all the prisoners except
Assistant Chief of Detectives Cabrera
and one minor prisoner, who were not
directly implicated in the tragedy.
TO RECOVER VAliUE Or A TIP.
Novel Suit That Has Been Filed Against
a Wall-Street Broker.
' New-York, Nov. 22. The Journal
and Advertiser says J. R. McMurray,
formerly of St. Paul, has filed a suit
for $3,000 damages against Edwin Bar
bour, formerly of Virginia, and now a
Wall street broker.
It is alleged that McMurray arranged
with Barbour that in return for ad
vance information of the supreme
court's decision in the Bell telephone
case last May, Barbour should buy or
sell 1,000 shares of Bell telephone
stock, and in the event of a profit, give
McMurray two-thirds and retain one
third for himself.
McMurray alleged that on May 8,
1897, he gave Barbour the information,
which he says he obtained from one of
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Barbour, McMurray alleges, refuesd to
pay for the "tip," saying he did not
use it. Hence the suit. James R.
Keene, McMurray alleges, got the same
"tip" and paid him $10,000 for it.
Santa Fe Robbers' Big Haul.
Santa Fe., N. M., Nov. 22. A mer
chant from Grant, N. M., where the
recent robbery of the Santa Fe passen
ger trian occurred, states that fully
$150,000, if not more, was secured by
the robbers. About 100 pounds of gold
coin was taken, according to the state
ment of Fireman Abel, given the mer
chant half an hour after the robbery,
and "then they piled into their sack
bundle after bundle of paper ourrency,"
the fireman added. United States
Marshal Foraker admits that at least
$35,000 in gold was secured by the rob
bers, and an unknown amount of green
backs. Monterey, Cal., Nov. 22. A lum
ber shed, on which was piled 1,000
feet of lumber, collapsed this after
noon, falling upon the team driven by
William Garner, whose back was
broken in two places.
Foolish Act of a Boy.
Ashland, Or., Nov. 22. The right
hand of Harry Clawson, aged 16, was
badly shattered by the accidental , dis
ehjarge of his rifle,- near the California
line;, yesterday. Calwson had been
hunting, and bad stopped, leaning on
his gun, with his hand over the muzzle,
when in some manner the weapon was
discharged. He was brought to Ash
land on a late., train last night, and it
was found necessary to amputate the
arm near the wrist. -
Evidence of Steady Growtfc
and Enterprise. k '
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
From All the Cities and Towns of
the Thriving; Sister States
Several thousand boxes of apples were
shipped from Coos bay early last week.
I The real estate transfers' in Umatilla
county for one day last week amounted
An Astoria paper says that Clatsop
county warrants are likely to be at a
premium within 30 days.
This year over 700 cords of wood
have been shipped from Brown's spur,
north of Dallas, to Portland.
A number of settlers bound for the
Coos bay country passed through Rose
burg last week, in covered wagons.
.Wallowa county cattle have been
nearly all bought up, but there are a
good many hogs left in the county.
Lincoln county's outstanding war
rants and the interest thereon amount
ed to $25,979, on September 30 last.
Stock in Baker county is reported to
be in excellent condition, and the loss
this winter promises to be unusually
Travelers over .jjhe McKenzie road, in
Lane county,, report from two to seven
feet of snow on the summit of the
A band of 1,000 head of caftle was
driven through Vale last week on the
way to Ontario, whence they will be
Harry Watters killed a bald-headed
eagle in the sandhills near Marsh field
last week. The eagle measured nine
feet from tip to tip.'
The financial statement of Gilliam
county shows that on September 80 last
there were outstanding warrants and
interest amounting to $24,201.
; Several elk were seen in the vioiniiy
of Emigrant Springs, in Umatilla
county, recently, but as it was the
closed season, they were not molested.
Fishermen in the vicinity of Rainier
are of the opinion that the light run of
salmon in that section is caused by the
heavy blasting along the Ehore, where
the Astoria railroad is being built.
The treasurer of Coos county has ad
vertised that he will pay all county
-warrants indorsed prior to November
4, 1891. Interest on fuch warrants
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cwtaeu xiuvciiiuor u. xuia uuu wut
reduoe ' the . couunty's indebtedness
aoout $3,uuu. -
The 800 Angora goats reoently shipped
from Boise', Idaho, to Pendleton, will
be wintered near Pendleton. ' It is said
to be the intention to ship them to the
Klondike in the spring to make mutton
for the miners. They are hardy and
nimble animals, and can more easily
be driven over the mountain passes
The work of taking spawn is now go
ing on at the Mapleton hatchery. Over
500,000 eggs have already been placed
in tne natcning trougns. ine sum ap
propriated for operating the hatchery
this year is not nearly so large as it
should be, but the work has been at
tended to closely, and considering the
expenditure a great number of salmon
fry will no doubt be turned out next
There will be 12 miles of American
rails laid on the Astoria & Columbia
river railroad begining at Goble. The
English rails were not sufficient to com
plete the track. This new consignment
is on its way from the East. The rails
are of the same weight and size as
those laid, 75 pounds to the yard,
5-inch base, 5 inches high and 2)-inch
ball. Tracklaying at the Goble end of
the line will begin when the new rails
A carload of apples grown on Oroas
island was shipped from Seattle to
Omaha last week.
The state road commission has fin
ished it i work for the winter, and the
working crew has been discharged.
The Hon D. P. Thompson, ex-minister
to Turkey, delivered a lecture on
Turkey in Walla Walla, last week.
M. L. Weston has 5,500 head of
sheep in Prosser, Yakima county, and
he expects to winter them on Snipe's
The six salmon canneries of What
com county will all be more or less ex
tensively improved and enlarged dur
ing the next five months.
The clerical force in the land com
missioner's office, in Olympia, has 200
leases of school lands to be made out
on returns from county auditors.
Government surveyors say that with
a little work the Snake river will bo
navigable from Pasco to Riparia, to
which latter point boats are now run
ning on the Upper Snake.
Suit has been commenced in the
superior court of CtrehallS" county . by--the
Northern Pac' 3o Railway Company "
against Chehalis county for the purpose
of having the taxes against the lands
of the company in that county declared
not a valid lien.
Richard Brown, a logger of Jefferson
county, has just finished cutting a
cargo of spars, valued at $13, 000, which
will be shipped to New York on the
Three cars of stock cattle and one of
beef cattle were shipped from Chehalis
last week. The stock cattle went to
Yakima. Another carload was driven
in from the Salkum country,. , - Dealers
say -that stock cattle are becoming
scarce. The hog market has slipped
down a little, $3.75 being offered now,
and farmers are holding. v