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a5SESt2i.,t,2fS. i ConsoIidatedFel). 1899.
CORVALIilS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1899.
VOL. XXX VI. NO. 34.
From AH Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
CMrnkniln KeTiflW of the Import
ant Happenings of the ftit -Wank
Called Fnai the Telegraph Column!
Cleveland strikers blew up another
eat with nitro-glycerin. Nobody wag
An English torpedo boat killed the
helmsman of a French fisherman who
bad come within the three-mile limit.
In the translation of words in the
secret dossier the French court was of'
ten puzzled. Dreyfus helped them out.
The San Dominican rebels are meet
ing with success and the government if
helpless. . The. label forces increase
The insurgents wrecked the steamer
Fatnrnua flying the-American flag.
They secured $100,000 in specie and a
cargo of general merchandise.
A barkeeper at Wallace Idaho,
knocked a woman down in a dancehall,
fie was shot and killed by a soldier
who witnessed the man's brutality,
' England will send more troops to the
Transvaal, and will not wait 25 years
for redress. Secretary Chamberlain
aya the present state of affairs oannot
A letter received in 'Frisco from
Alaska asserts that the crew of the
Jessie were murdered and robbed by
Indians while they slept, and not
drowned as at first reported.
-Two Cuban editors are on their way
to Washington to complain of the
wrongs they suffered by being confined
in a Cuban prison and later requited
. to break atones on the streets of Ha
At Canton, O., Mrs. Edward Eckin
ger killed her husband and daughter
with a shotgun, and then put another
charge through her own heart. Do
meetic troubles aie supposed to have
been the cause of the tragedy; ,
In spite of denials on the subject, it
ia said President Roca, of Argentina
republic, who ia now in Rio Janeiro as
a gneet ot Brazil, is desirous of nego
tiating an alliance between Argentina,
Brazil and ChMe against the United
A captain of a sailing vessel jnst
from tbe Philippines has arrived in
Victoria. The captain severely ciiti
ciaea the management of the campaign
and aaya "Otis is a silly old man with
out knowledge of the necessities or tha
responsibilities of his position, without
ability to improve it, and the first ac
tion of this government should be his
A movement ia on foot to form an
opposing whisky trust.
Quiet has been restored in Ceveland,
but the strike ia still on. - : .
Thirty thousand Finns will form a
colony in Newfoundland.
Former Governor W. Y. Atkinson,
ot Georgia, died at Newman.
A woman of noble - birth died in
bovel in Chicago. Dp to the last she
refused all favors.
Cavalry horses for Manila wi!l be
taken via tbe Aleutian islands aud
Japan to allow rest
Encouraged by the movement in oth
er cities the messenger boys of Buffalo,
M. Y., are on a strike.
A.Unk car loaded with naplha ex
ploded in a tunnel near Somerset, Ky.,
wrecking a train of 20 cars.
A Washington special says. Bitishers
are getting a firm hold on Cuban trade
and American capital ia slow.
Carlisle, Ky., was-visited by a half
million dollar fire, which destroyed
nearly the entire business portion.
A Chicago man baa been taken with
a fit of laughing and is unable to check
it. He ia unconscious, but continues
to giggle. . .
J. C. Hildebrand, an advertising so
licitor in the employ of the Portland
Oregon ian, fell from a veranda and met
with instant death. '
The coroner's jury has found that
the cause of the Bar Harbor catastro
phe was due to insufficient construc
tion of the ferry slip.
Ambassador Choate says there will
be no war over the Alaskan boundary
dispute. Negotiations are always slow
in such matters, but are progressing.
Aguinaldo has appealed to the pow
ers for recognition of "Filipino' inde-1
pendence" in a document dated Tar
iao. July 37, aud signed by Buencaini-
The Santo Domingo rebels have
taken possession of Dajabon, driving
the garrison before them. The foreign
population and Haytian consul have
left the place.
A broken flange on a wheel caused a
wreck on the Southern Pacific near
Dos Palos, Cal. Engineer Ford and
Fireman Wood were scalded to death.
Two others weie seriously and a num
ber slightly injured.
During the fiscal year of 1897-8 the
United States sold $29,000 worth of
typewriters in Mexico and $18,000
worth in Argentina. -
J. P. Bryant, the Bardwell (Ky.)
millionaire, owns the largest straw
berry patch in the world. It covers
1,700 acres and has made his fortune.
In Kansas since 1859 every year end
tng with tbe figure 9 has been a great
corn year, while every year ending
with a cipher has shown a failure of
the corn crop. ' ' j
A movement has been started in
Texas to bring about the incorporation
of manual training in the curriculum
of the public schools in that state.
B. D. Maxham, who was buried the
other day at Vineland, N. J amassed
$5,000,000 as a gambler on the Pacific
slope. He devoted his fortune and the
latter part of his life to church woik.
Nicholas Lebrun vilio wrote the Lin
coln dead march whioh was played at
the funeral of the martyred president,
died at St. Louis, and at his -funeral
was played the same march which be
wrote for Lincoln's funeral.
Japan has had an enormous inrcease
in commerce in five years.
Ex-Secretary Alger subscribed $100
to aid the Porto Rico sufferers.
The new Columbia beat the Defender
a mile in a race for the Astor cup.
It is estimated that 100,000 tons of
food will be needed weekly for relief ot
Frank Reims, who had much to do
witn tne development of baseball, is
dead at Chicago.
The forty-fifth annua session of the
International Typographical Union is
in session at Detroit.
Emperor William remembered his
former soldiers in Chicago by present
ing them with a bannez.
Sir Chalrea Tupper says we must ar
bitrate the boundary dispute or Canada
must build a railway to Dawson.
- President Schurman, of the Philip
pine commission, will go to Cham plain
to confer with President McKinley.
Tom Johnson, tbe Buckeye congress
man. ana his brother, have secured a
contract to build a railroad in England.
When the Olympia arrived at Leg
horn from Naples. Admiral Dewey was
down with fever and unable to see call'
The revolution is gaining in Santo
Domingo and the people are in a wild
panic. , The situation is considered bad
for the government foices. ; .' ,
Secretary" Root has sent telegrams to
governors of states, asking for tbe
names of two officers of each volun
teer regiment in the Spanish war. .
Tbe navy department thas deoided to
give the cruiser Olympia a rest and
Dewev's gallant flagship will be sent
to Boston navy-yard immediately upon
her arrival in American waters.
Panics are said to be threatening
Germany and France, and England is
being kept busy in avoiding trouble
from financial stringency. Her trade
conditions continue good, however.
Another transcontinental line will
be built in Canada to compete with the
Canadian Pacific. The government
has voted $6,000,000 in aid of the pro
jeot and it is expected that it will be
completed within two years.
Russia has agreed to arbitration of
the claims of American citizens whose
vessels were seized by Russia. These
claims amount to $300,000 and Russia's
willingness to 'arbitrate them is the
best evidence of their validity.
Manila is soon to have an toe-making
plant.- - . - v ;;., -j-
; The smeltermeo's union in Colorado
has declared the strike off.
M. Labor!, attorney for Dreyfus, was
shot down while going to court at
Paul de Ronlede, a French depnty.
was arrested at Palis for conspiring to
overthrow the government.
When the new regiments now form
ing have been filled, it ia said Secre
tary Root may ask for more volunteers
to relieve those who have served in
The British commander, Percy St.
John, denies most emphatically having
criticised Major-General Otis, and de
nounces the purported interview as a
fake of the worst kind. V
Colonel Burt's colored troops have
participated in their first engagement
at tbe capture of San Mateo. They be
haved well, their leaders .having diffi
culty in holding them back. '
An Arizona recruit, while on a spree
in Denver, shot and killed two police'
men who had attempted to arrest him.
He escaped and a reward has been of
fered tor his capture dead or alive.
Captain A. H. Otis, of the First
Washington , volunteer infantry, has
oleared himself of tbe charge of looting,
His name was forged to a letter, and
efforts are being made to find the
A Seattle dispatch says the recent
seizure of six Canadian fishing boats
near Point Roberts, by the United
States customs officials will probably
be settled in a day oi so by tbe release
of the boats. . . : : ,. ..
In Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa
and Wisconsin, a great deal of damage
was done by a storm. - In some places
there was loss of life, due to lightning.
and tbe loss in crops and destroyed
buildings leaches a heavy figure.
Tbe Amerioans have taken San
Mat so, 10 miles north of Manila. Their
loss was three killed and 18 wounded,
including a lieutenant of the Twenty-
first infantry. Twenty-three of the
enemy are known to have been killed.
Government commissioners have ef-
ected an agreement with the Crow In
dians, which will become a treaty
when ratified by congress. About
1,000,000 acres of land will be pur
chased on the northern end of tbe Crow
reservation from Fort Custer to Yel
lowstone river and thrown open to set
The transport Continental bas ar
rived in San Francisco from Manila.
She narrowly-missed a couple of ty
phoons, and was ashore on a coral reef
where the entire crew barely escaped
capture at the hands of the Filipinos.
One of the sailors was killed by a part
ing hawser, and one of the quartermas
ters was stabbed by a colored cook.
Spain has had SI wars in the last
Two thousand saloons have been
opened in Cuba since the war.
The first cotton mill in Kansas will
soon commence operations in Independ
The fraternities of tlie United States
have 6.000,000 members.
There was a falling off of nearly 50
per cent in the number of embezzle
ments reported in the country last year.
Maine's adjutant-general is about to
organize her naval reserve. Its nucleus
will be taken from the men from Port
land who served on the Montauk cur
ing the war with Spain.
A unique order has been recieved by
the National Elect! io Company ot Mil
ford, Conn. It is for 50 complete sets
of eleotrio bells and fire alarm boxes
for Windsor castle in London.
Governor Charles S. Thomas, of Col
orado, is the head of a committee to
raise funds to provide bronte medals
for all members of tbe Colorado legi
ment which served in tbe Philippines.
Southerners Wreak Vengance
on Ravishers. .
VICTIMS WERE ALL NEGROES
One ef Them Was Taken From a Mis
sissippi Jail and Hanged Without
Port Gibson, Miss., Aug. 14. Bill
Wilson, colored, was lynched here to
day under- peculiar circumstances
Last Tuesday . Wilson was arrested iv
Hermanville on a charge of assault.
This afternoon the jailor, upon enter
ing Wilaoq'8 cell, discovered the pris
oner hanging to the county gallows
with several bullet wounds in, his
neck and shoulders. The coroner's
jury rendered a verdict', of death by.
banging and shooting by unknown par
ties. The execution took place so
quickly that none of the officials knew
what was going on.
A Louisiana Lyncblnff.
New Orleans. Aug. 14. News of
lynching in Grant parish. La., has been
brought out throiigh the finding of
negro's mutilated bod.y in Naytohai
oreek. The victim was Max Singleton
who some days'' ago went to the house
ofv O. V. Boyett, a planter, and aBked
for food of Mrs. Boyett, who was alone
in the house. She brought some food
to the front gate, when the negro order
ed her to carry it for him across the
road. Mrs. Boyett immediately ran
into the field where her husband was
at work. - The details of the pursuit of
the negro, of his capture and execo
tion, are very meager.
Negro Fiend Lynched.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 14. Will
Chambers, colored, arrested on a charge
of criminally assaulting the 14-year
old daughter of William Watson, was
lynched near Bell buckle at an early
hour today. He was identified by his
victim, who is in a critical condition.
Lynching; In Georgia.
Clem, Ga., Aug. 14. Will MoClure.
a negro, was lynched this afternoon for
an attempted assault on Mrs. George
A. Moore, wife of a respectable farmer
of Carroll county.
Failure of Alexander McDonald,
of the Klondike.
Chicago, Aug. 14. A special to the
Times-Herald from San Francisco says:
Alexander McDonald, king of theKlon
dike, 'lias failed. His liabilities are
estimated at $6,000,000. His assets
are of uncertain value. After, know
ing for two years what it is to be a mil
lionaire many times over, he has
shouldered his pick, and, without com
plaining, bas -started again as a poor
miner, leaving his bride in Dawson
with a score of creditors for whose ben
efit all bis interests, both mining and
trading, have been assigned. In his
formal declaration of insolvency, filed
at Dawson, July 29. McDonald stated
bis liabilities to be approximately
$6,000,000. while there is no way of
fully computing his assets, as his in'
vestments are of largely problematical
value. As they will have to be sacri-
ficed, McDonald himself says "there
will not be enough to go around, al
though be believes their ultimate value
will prove $20,000,000 at least. He is
not at all .disheartened by Is sudden
change of fortune. Indeed, he appears
"It's too much worry," he declares,
"to be a millionaire." McDonald was
one of the first, as well as one of the
most fortunate of the Klondike pio
neers. His bride, an English girl, al
most SO years his junior, looks at the
situation with' philosophical fortitude,
She says she is quite satisfied as long
as he keeps his health and courage.
When McDonald married Margaret
Chisholm in London. February 6 last.
his wealth was variously estimated
at from $10,000,000 to five times that
sum. "" McDonald passed through Taco
ma last October en route from Dawson
City to London, and it was stated theu
in various, dispatches that be carried
with . him for expense money fully
$2,000,000. It was also related by
the press that foui years ago he passed
through Taooma practically penniless,
headed for the Klondike with the
avowed - purpose of "pulling out his
When McDonald went to England, a
few months ago, to organize a syhdi
cate to control the transportation and
provision business of the far north, he
left his affairs in the hands of incom
petent agents. On his return, credit
ors made demands which he could not
meet. Before going to the Klondike,
McDonald prospected in Colorado,
Crop Failure in Russia. '
Washington, Aug. 14. The state de
partment has received a report from
Consul Henal, at Odessa, Russia, stat
ing that the failure of the crops i
many provinces in European Kussia is
much more serious than is generally
admitted. Energetic steps have been
taken to meet the situation. The
famine districts are divided up and the
government is acquiring knowledge of
the failure in the several districts.
' War Preparation in India.
Bombay, Aug. 14. Preparations are
about completed for the dispatch ef
12,000 troops to South Africa. A
number of transports are in readiness
in Indian waters, and in the event of
war troops will be embarked simultan
eously here, at Karachee and at Cal
cutta. AH the sawmills in Coos county are
running steadily and on full time, with
the exception of the Empire mill,
which, it is hoped, will start up.
All Depends on Otis.
New York, Aug. 14. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Major-General Otis will remain in su
preme command of tbe Philippines.
Should be request to be relieved, Ma-
joi -General Lawton will be assigned to
dnty as his successor. This is the de
cision reached by the president and Sec
retary Root during their conference at
Lake Champlain. Secretary Root
made no secret today of the purpose ot
the president to retain General Otis
in control at Manila, and so informed
General Miles at a long conference.
THE SHOOTING OF LABORI.
Would-Be Assassin Had No Difficulty in
Ksoaptng From His Pursuers.
Rennes. Aug. . 16. The following
bulletin regarding tbe condition of M,
Laboii was issued at 10 o'olock:
"Temperature, 37.06; no fever; con
There has been, therefore, a 'slight
improvement during the last few hours.
Further details, regarding the shoot
ing of M. Labori show that the sky was
overcast when M. Labori left his house,
accompanied by Colonel Picqnart and
the letter's brother-in-law, M. Gast.
M. Labori was laughing and chatting
with his companions when he was shot.
The party was passing the Quay Rich
mond, and was about to cross the
bridge, when a man hidden behind a
wooden fence at the corner of the quay
stepped out and fired at M. Labori.
The wounded man fell to the ground
He tried to rise,: and put his hand to
the wound in his back and brought the
hand back covered with blood. As be
lay there, with bis clothes covered with
the dust in which he had fallen, he
said in a faint voice: "I beg you to
give me my stiok and my papers. - Go
and tell them." lie added, with a final
effort, to suspend the proceedings."
After the shooting the would-be tour-
oerer ran . across tne neids until Lie
reached a . railroad; he dashed across
the track in front of a train just ar
riving, and disappeared in the dense
woods. No trace of him has as yet
been found. '
Conrt-Martlal Proceedings. '
Rennes. Aug. 16. The shooting of
M. Labori, leading counsel for Dreyfus,
robbed the morning session of the
Dreyfus court-martial of its paramount
interest. " The murderer apparently
chose today for the attempt, for itwas
anticipated that Labori would crush
Merrier, the ex-minister of war, with
his cross-questioning." The news of
tbe shooting caused an immense sensa
tion in the courtroom, where the au
dience was assembled, awaiting the en
trance of the judges.
RUSSIA WILL ARBITRATE.
Has Agreed to Arbitration of the Claims
of American Citizens.
New York, Aug. 16. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Ambassador Tower has notified the
state department that the Russian gov
ernment has agreed to arbitrate the
claims of American citizens against it.
growing out of the seizure of their ves
sels off the Siberian coast. These
claims amount to $300,000, and Rus
sia's willingness to arbitrate them is
the best evidence, state department
officials say, of their validity.
Mr. Tower is negotiating a treaty re
ferring the- claims to arbitration,
which will be based upon the conven
tions under which the Cheek and Mc-
Corp claims were arbitrated. The ar
bitrator will be selected by the two
governments, and will be required to
render the award within six mouths af
ter his appointment. These claims are
due to the. seizure of American sealing
shins off the Siberian coast in 1893,
and the maltreatment of some of .their
orews. Their vessels were seized 20
miles away from the Siberian shore:
Had the seizure occurred within three
miles it is probable this government
would have declined to press the
Tbe Swiss government is expected to
render its verdict in the Delagoa Bay
claim - during. the coining fall. This
olaim. growing out of the seizure of the
Delagoa Bay railroad, owned by an
American oitizen, by the Portugese
government, amounts to several mil
lions of dollars.
MADE VETERANS A PRESENT.
Bmperor William Remembered
derlng Boys or His Army.
Chicago,, Aug. 16. "Hoch,
hoob, del kaiser I" -
This was the shout of thousands of
Germans at Sharpshooters' Park when
Henry Hachmeister, president of tbe
veterans' society of the German army,
read the dispatch from the German am
bassador to the "Bundes Kreiger Ver-
ein ' that emperor wiiuani had pre
sented a banner to the society. : The
dispatch, dated "Bar Harbor, Aug. 15,
1899," was written in German. The
following is a translation:
'It is a great satisfaction for me to
notify rou in the name of bis majesty.
the empetor and king, that he has pre
sented to the central organization of
the German soldiers a banner and bis
order that the same be held one year
in succession by the societies of the
Kreiger Bund. - The banner will be
sent as soon as made, and will be in
Chicago inside of two months.
.(Signed)--: "VON MUMM,
"Acting German Ambassador.'
Since ISH&, . wnen. the uermans in
Chicago celebrated the 25th anniversary
of the '.Franco-Prussian war,-no such
large gathering of Germans has taken
place in umoago. .Delegates were
present from , Cincinnati, St. Louis,
Denver, Kansas City, Cleveland, St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Pittsburg, St.
Joseph, Columbus, O., Little. Rook,
Portland, Or., and many other cities.
An Iron-Plated Train.
Cape. Town. Aug. 16. Dispatches
from Durban; in Natal, announce that
an armor-plated train, fitted with
loopholes, has been sent to the Natal
Transvaal border, and that artillery of
the Orange Free State is going to oc
cupy Van Dieman's pass.
Chicago, Aug. 16. A special to the
Evening Post from Washington says:
The committee appointed by the grand
commander of the Grand Arrr.y of the
Republic to investigate Pension Com
missioner Evans and report to the ap
proaching G. A. R. encapmment at
Philadelphia bas completed its report.
The committee exonerates Commis
sioner avana iioca me charges pre
ferred against him, and will report that
the pension .office is being honestly
and conscientiously admininstered.
The report will say that the commotion
that exists is largely traceable to a
popular misconstruction of some of the
War the. Last Resort.
Johannesburg, Aug. 16. The Stand
ard and Diggers' News savs today:
ibe Boers are convinced that there
is nothing for it now but the arbitra
ment of arms."
All sorts of war like rumors are in
circulation. It is alleged that the field
cornets have received orders to supply
II unarmed burghers with rifles gratu
itously, and to substitute Mausers for
Labori Shot Down While
on His Way to Court.
THE WOUND PROBABLY FATAL
Two Mrs Unshed Out of a Narrow Lane
and Fired at Him From a Kevolver
Bullet Kutered Stomach.
: Rennes, Aug 15 Two men am
hushed Mai t re Labori. counsel for
Dreyfus, and one shot was fired. M
Labori fell in the roadway. He is still
Maitre Labori- left his bouse alone
for the court at about 6 oclock thi
morning. His residence i6 situated in
the suburbs of the town about a quar
ter of an hour's walk from the Lyoee,
the route being along a solitary road
beside the -river Vilaine. He had
reached a point half way on his journey
when two men, who had evidently
been lying in wait for him, rushed ou
of a narrow lane and one of them fired
a single shot from a revolver,. The as
eassins were only a couple of yards be
hind their victim. The bullet struc
Labori in tbe back. The wounded man
ottered an agonized ory and fell flat on
his faco. The assassins immediately
fled through the lane from which they
had emerged and both escaped.
At 7:30 o'clock it was announced
that the bullet had entered the stora
ach; that there was no outward bleed
ing and that the physicians believe that
M. Labori will die from the wound.
SAW OUR DEFENSES.
British Officer Inspects Columbia River
Fort Stevens, Or., Aug. 15. Th
officer in charge at this post received
on August 2 a dispatoh from the secre
tary of war. ordering bim to meet at
Astoria Colonel Lee, militarv attach
of the British government, convey him
to and show him through the fortifica
tons at the mouth of the Columbia
.n obedience to this order, the govern
merit transport George H. Wendel was
promptly dispatched to Astoria, and
returning, l&ndee Colonel Lee and his
escort at Fort Stevens early on the day
mentioned. Later, accompanied by
the offioers of this post, Colonel Lee
went through the fortifications recently
completed, both on the Oregon and
Washington shores, the latter at Scar
borough head, now officially known as
Foit Columbia, and the former conati
tuting the new defenses several hun
dred yards west of old Fort Stevens.
With his visit to these fortifications
Colonel Lee completed the inspection
of all of the prinoipal coast defenses
of the United States, except those at
the Presidio, where he went direct from
here, and which he has doubtless in
spected before this time.' He paid a
very high compliment, to the work
here, both as to the engineering and
constructive sk'H ."displayed, and was
no doubt duly impressed with the power
of the formidable disappearing guns
mounted behind and within the eoli'
walls of masonry to command the et
trance of the Columbia river.
Whether he will make, any use of
the information thus specifically gained,
for the benefit of his country, depends
upon the always possible event of war
It is certain that he is supplied with
sufficient data to make such informa
tion of great value in such a contin
WILL BE . FAILURES.
Hurricane Will Seriously Affect Busl-
,. . . ness on the Island.,
Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 16. Al
though the disasters which foil wed tbe
hurricane have not been over-estimated.
the people are peaceul and endeavor
ing to make the best of the situation,
Dead bodies are buried .where they are
found. - Food supplies are being dis
tributed and repairs to bridges and
roads are being pushed forward under
military supervision with payments to
workmen daily. It is gathered from
nterviews with merchants and plant
is. some of whom owe European
houses, that , there will, be numerous
Tne steamer Australia, with oargo.
was wrecked during the hurricane on
the southeast " coast and the Vasco on
the north coast.
ATLIN MINERS' CLAIMS.
Canadian Exclusion Act Has Caused
Them to Lose I O.OOO.OOO.
New ' York,. Aug. 14. A special to
the Tribune from Washington says:
James Hamilton Lewis, of Seattle, vis
ited the state department today to lay
before it the complaints of some Amer
ican miners in British Columbia for
whom he is counsel. They claim that
they located a number of claims and
developed them under the British Co
lumbia law and that afterward a law
was passed excluding them from the
Dominion. Canadians came in and
took their mines.
The Americans estimate their loss at
about $10,000,000. There will be other
claims for damages, making the total
about $25,000,000. Mr. Lewis wants
the claims arbitrated with other pend
ing matters before the joint high com
mission. Crossed Hoininlcau Line.
Cape Haytien, Aug. 15. Twelve
hundred insurgents today crossed the
Yaque river under fire of mitrailleuses.
In -the engagment the government
forcei lost 18 men killed, but there
were no fatalities among the insur
A dispatch from Banica announces
that the entire proivnee cf Neyba is
ready to rise in favor of Geneial Jim-
mez. Geneial Torribo Garcia is 'ex
pected from Cuba to assume command
of the revolutionary movement.
Blew Out the Cms.
Chicago, Aug. 15. Mortimer Cun
ningham and a man named "Big Jim,"
both stable bands' at the Harlem race
track, were asphyxiated by gas in tb
New Era hotel last night, their bodies.
being found today. Both are said to fi
have been intoxicated when they retired
last night, and it is thought they blew
out the gas. Cunningham formerly
lived in Butte, Mont.
Parliament was prorogued by royal
decree. In her speech Queen Victoria
said relations with all powers were
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
in 1893 tnere were 63 Saturdays, a
fact of interest to those having to pay
A slot machine concern in Youngs-
on 200 machines was $15,000.
wnue tne turkeys natural Hie is
only 10 years, the goose some times
lives to 50 years.
The chances at birth that a baby will
eventually marry are nine in 20, or
rather less than one-half. This result
may seem surprising, but it is largely
accounted for by the great mortality of
persons under marriageable age, espe
cially of infants up to the age of 5.
Dentists in Germany are using false
teeth made of paper, instead of - porce
lain or mineral composition. These
paper teeth are said to be very satisfac
tory, as they do not break or chip, are
not sensitive to heat or cold or to the
action of the moisture of the mouth,
and are very cheap.
A Russian officer has been making
experiments, with very successful re
sults, in the use of falcons instead of
pigeons as carriers. It seems that they
can fly very much faster. A pigeon
covers 10 or 13 league in an hour,
Whereas a lalcon can do 15. It can
also carry with ease a fairly heavy
A German doctor, who has been col
lecting information about- the habits
of long-lived persons, finds that he ma
jority of those who attained old age
indulged in late hours. Eight out of
10 persons over. 80 never went to bed
till well into the small hours, and did
not get up again till late in the day.
; In 1898 vessels to . the number of
7,624, with a tonnage of 5,265.659
tons, passed through the Chicago river.
In 1888 tbe number was 10,158, and
me tonnage 3,aau,ai. Vessels using
tbe Calumet harbor in 1888 numbered
412, with a tonnage of 318,000 tons;
in 1898 there were 15,653 vesela with
a tonnage of 2,208,370 tons.
Protect Our Food.
; The doctors inform us that alum is a
poison, and that alum baking powders
should be avoided because they make
the food unwholesome. Prominent
hygienists', who have given the matter
most study, regard these powders as
an evil - that should be suppressed by
state action. - In Minnesota and Wis
consin alum powders are not permitted
to be sold unless they are branded to
warn consumers of their true character,
while in the District of Columbia the
authorities have under the direction of
congress, adopted regulations to pro
hibit the use of alum in bread alto
Are not the people of other states, as
well as those of Minnesota and Wis
consin, entitled to warning of a danger
whioh is apparently, menacing them at
close hand, and is not the. whole coun
try entitled to absolute protection, as
the people of the Distriot of Columbia
are -protected, by legislation which is
entirely prohibitive? .
Until we can have protection in the
form -of a statute, how can our state
boards of health, state analysts or food
commissions better serve the public
than by publishing in , tbe newspapers
from time to time the names of the
baking powders which they find to be
made from alum? ' r
Meantime, it will aid the housewife
in designating the alum powders to re
member that all powders sold at twen
ty-five cents or less per pound are of
this dangerous olass. Pure cream of
tartar -powders are usually sold at
from forty-five to fifty cents a pound.
Three men of the Fifth Ghurkas
were trained by experienced Swiss
guides one with Lieutenant Bruce in
the early '90s, and the others with Sir
Martin Conway in 1894. Good-tem
pered, cheerful, keen and full of fun.
they became general favorites wherever
they went. They, on their part.
thoroughly appreciated the -kindness
with which they were treated, and
their wonderful and delightful exper
iences 'in Europe still afford an end
less topic of conversation. The little
Himalayans were intensely interested
in everything " they saw, the sea and
the ships proving a source of delight.
Flying fish, however, they could not
at all understand. To snob great
weilders of the rod this mode of piscine
locomotion . seemed most - improper,
One of these fish having fallen on board
of the ship, was immediately pounced
upon by Karbir and Amar Sing. Be
ing asked what their friends in tbe reg
iment would think when told that fish
could . fly, tbe Ghurkas naively replied
that they hadn't the slightest inten
tion of mentioning' the fact, as their
reputations for veracity were At pres
ent good, and, should they try their
comrades' credulity with this travel
ers' tale, no one would believe a word
they might say for the rest of their
ser v ice. Black wood 's.
Not Hard to Fit.
New Girl Please, mum, while
you're down town would ye be so kind
as to order me a pair o' shoes?
Mrs. De Style I er I do not know
New Girl Nor I, mum; but I think
f ye get them about the size ot yours.
Mrs. De Styles (hesitatingly) Dq
you think you could wjar them? '
New Girl Oh. yes. mum. After-
new shoes is wet they shrinks. N. Y.
"I don't believe in girls a-dressin'
n stiff clothes dnrin' the hot weath
er," said the adipose elderly lady with
the large diamond earings and fingev
rings at the boarding-house breakfast
table the other morning. "I make my
two daughters dress in negligent cos
tumes all summer, no matter where
they're goin'." "Maw!" said her
daughter, warningly, from the other
ide of the table, and the fox terrier
pup turned a fit out in the basement
vestibule. Washington Post.
Socialistic Plan in France. .
At Roubaix, one - of ' the socialist
strongholds of France, the 11,000 pub
lic school children receive free food and
clothing at the expense of the town.
More Power Needed.
Minister I think we should have
Organist Then we must have a
This instrument isn't powerful
enough to drown 'em out" N. Y,
Secretary Root Seeks Aid fol
the Storm Victims.
PORTO RICANS MUST BE FED
NaTjr Ready to Co-Onerate and 1
Place a Ship at the Disposal of
Wsr Department When Needed.
Washington, Aug. 16. The secre
ary of war this afternoon issued the
following appeal to the governors ot
states for aid for the storm sufferers
in Porto Rico:
"Sir: I enclose herewith copies of
two telegraphic dispatches received last
evening from the governor-general of
Porto Rioo, by whioh it appears that
the devastation wronght by tbe recent
hurricane in that island is even greater
tban was at first supposed. It is evi
dent that a great multitude of people
are rendered utterly destitute by this
awful calamity, and must be fed and
cared for duiiug a considerable ' period
until they oan have the opportunity to
produce food for themselves. Enorm
ous quantities of supplies of the kind
indcated by the governor-general must
"The magnitude of the work to be
accomplished leads this department to
supplement the appeal already made
to the mayors of the prinoipal cities of
the country by a more general appeal,
and a I beg you to ask -the people of
your state to contribute generously to
the relief of the people of Porto Rico.
Swift steamers have been provided to
leave the port of New York to carry
the supplies directly to Porto Rico as
rapidly as they oan be collected.
. "Contributions should be either in
supplies of the character indicated, or
in money, in order that the supplies
can be purchased. The supplies should
be sent to Colonel F. B. Jones, Army
building, foot of Whitehall street. New
York city, in packages plainly maiked
'Porto Rican Relief,' and. he should be
consulted as to the time of shipment.
Money, should be sent to the Nation
al Bank of North America. New York
city, which has been designated as a
depository for the relief fund. Very
respectfully, ELIHU ROOT,
, "Secretary of War."
Acting Secretary of the Navy Allen
today wrote Secretary Root that the
navy desired to co-operate in every way
it could in rendeiing assistance to the
storm-stricken people of Porto Rioo,
and tendering a warship, to be placed
at the disposal of the war department.
if it was desired to convey supplies to
the island. The offer doubtless will
be accepted, as every available means
is being adopted . to hurry along the
great stock of Supplies which is impera
tively needed. . 1
mr. Allen is in telegraphic commu
nication with several naval stations,
with a view to having a ship ready as
soon as the war department wants it.
GUARDING THE. ROAD.
Band of. Rebels Routed by the Ameri
Manila, Aug. 16. A force of United
States troops from Quingua, four miles
northeast of Malolos, and from Bal
uag, near , Bustns, about six miles
northeast, of Quingua, encountered a
body of 600 insurgents about balf-way
between Bustus and Quingua. In the
engagement that ensued, the Filipinos
were severely punished and scattered.
The Americans lost one killed.
Tbe insurgent force is believed to
have been under tbe command ol Gen
eral Pio del Pilai, and to have had in
view the tearing up of the railway at
Bocave and Gigaa, about three miles
from Bnlacan. - A battalion of tbe
Twenty-first infantry will be sent to
those points this afternoon to strength
en the railroad guard, and to recon-
noiter the country in the direction of
Norzagaray, and on the Bustus road,
General Wheaton, with the troops at
Calulut, made a reconnoissanoe on An
geles, about four miles to the north
west, where he found 500 of tbe enemy.
He silenced their fire and then returned
REPORT FROM HQBSON.
Work on the Spanish Ships Repairing
at Hosg Kodk
Washington, Aug. 16. Naval Con
structor Kichmond f. rlobson was
heard from by the navy department to
day for the first time at any length
since he was assigned to duty in charge
of the Spanish ships raised from Ma
nila harbor, and. now undergoing re
pairs at Hong Kong. His report is un
usually interesting, dealing general
questions, such as the need of a large
drydock in tbe Orient, the increasing
shipping at Manila.. and the prospect
that Manila will succeed Hong Kong
as tbe emporium of the East, the value
of Chinese labor in all blanches of in
He also says the three Spanish ships
which are completed will be worth to
the government about $610,000, and
he contemplates trying to raise - three
more Spanish vessels now at the bot
tom of Manila bay. The letter is ad
dressed to Rear Admiral Hichborn,
chief of the bureau of construction,
and is dated at Hong Kong, July 17.
W holesale M urder.
Middleburg, Vt., Aug. 16. In East
Middlebuig tonight a man named East
wood went to the home of his mother-
in-law and shot his wife and her moth
er, killing both. He then drove to
Middleburg. went to the residence of
Frank Fenn, shot bim through the
heart, killing him instantly, and then
shot at Fenn'a wife, and just missed
her. Eastwood then went to the resi
dence of his wife's brother, E. D.
Brown, evidently intending to kill
biro, but could not find him. East
-' Insurgents Agarresslve. "
Manila, Aug. 15. The insurgents!
have taken the aggressive in the neigh-
boihood erf the railroad. On Saturday
they unsucceslully attacked San Luis.
on the Kio Grande, near Calumnit.
which is garrisoned by two companies.
of tbe Twenty second infantry. The
Americans had one man, a sergeant,
killed, and two privates wounded.
Yesterday morning a similar attack
occurred at Urlngua, four miles ' west
of Malolos, where another small garri
son is stationed as a safeguard against j
a possible attaott upon the railway.
Crop Reports and Probabilities the Mala
- Paetors In Trade.
Bradatreet's trade review says:
Crop reports andprobabilities have
constituted an important contribution
to general trade and business advices
this week. Among the unquestionably
favorable features have been the re
ports regarding the corn crop, govern
ment estimates pointing to a yield of
probably 2,200,000,000 bushels a heavy
increase over last year and almost
within touch ot the record of the total
of 1896. Spring wheat indications ap
parently bear out earlier trade advices
in showing a deorease in condition dar
ing July. The reduction of 25,000,000
bushels in the probable outcome, esti
mated, however, considerably smaller
it is true, than last year, but with the
exception of 1898 and 1891, is the
A German lieutenant who is louring
Amerioa says England would like to
see the United States go to war with
Germany, because Great Britain would
get more commerce. He also says
Dewey and Deidrichs were friends.
: Hides, leather, boots and shoes are
sympathetically strong, and at a con
vention of shoe manufacturers at Phil
adelphia this week a practical agree
ment to advance prices of the finished
product was reached..
Wool is firm, as is also sugar, for
which an unprecedented demand is
looked for in the current canning sea
son. The outlook in the canned-goods
trade generally is reported a very good
Business failures for the week in the
United States number 166, as com
pared with 156 last week. 157 a year
ago, and 214 in 1897.
Since July 1 this season tbe exports
of wheat aggregate 22,125.000 bushels,
against 18,854,723 bushels last year,
and 16,115,543 bushels in 1897-98.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, $1.25 per sack.
Potatoes, new, llcpetlb.
Beets, per sack, $1 1 25.
; Turnips, per sack, 60 60c.
Carrots, per sack, $1 1.25.
Parsnips', per sack, $1.
Cauliflower, 40U0c per doz.
Cabbage, native and California
$1.50 per 100 pounds.
- Peaches, 75c '.''
Apples. $1.251.75 per box.
Pears, $1.75 per box.
Prunes, $1 per box.
Watermelons, $2 3.
Cantaloupes, $22.50. '
Blackberries, $1.752. .
Butter Creamery, 23c per pound;
dairy 1518o ranch, 1216c per lb.'
Cheese Native, 10 12c.
Poultry 13 14c; dressed, 16Js
Hay Puget Sound timothy,: $8 9:
choice Eastern Washington tim
Corn Whole. $33.50; cracked. $24:
feed meal, $25.00.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton.
$2324; whole, $22. .
Flour Patent, per barrel.' $3.50;
blended straights, $3.25; California
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.50; graham,
per barrel, $3.60; whole wheat flour.
$3.75; rye flour, $4.50.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $16:
shorts, per ton, $17.
Feed Chopped feed, $21.50 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $22; oil cake
meal, per ton, $33. -
Wheat Walla Walla, 67 58c:
Valley, 68 59c; Blueutem, 60o per
Flour Best grades. $3.25; graham.
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel. .
Oats Choice white. 43 44c; choice
gray, 42 43c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley,. $17; brew
ing, $18.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16.00
Hay Timothy, $8 9; clover. $7
8; Oregon wild bay, $6 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 42 45c:'
seconds, 8540o; dairy, S035o;
store, 2227KcJ. V-r- ', .
Cheese Oregon" full cream, 12o; :
Young America, ISo; new cheese,
10c per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3(34.60
per dozen; hens, $5. 00 5. 60: springs.
$2 3.00; geese, $4.00 5.00 for old.
$4. 60 5. 50 for young; dncks, $5.00
5.50 per dozen; turkeys, live. 1210
13c per pound. .
Potatoes 76c $1 per sack; sweets.
88c per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1 ; turnips, 90o
per sack; garlic, 70 per pound; cab
bage, 2c per pound; cauli
flower, 76o per dozen; parsnips, $1
beans. 6 6c per pound: celerv. '
7075o per dozen; cucumbers, 60c per
box; peas, 8 4c per pound; tomatoes.
$1 per box. . ,
Hops 11 ISo; 1897 crop, 46o.
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;.
Eastern Oregon, 8 18c; mohair
87 80c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8o; dressed mutton, 6 6c;
lambs, &)ic per lb.
Hogs Gross, ohoice heavy, $4.60:
light and feeders. $4.00; dressed, $6.00
6. 00 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 4.00$4.25;
cows, $3. 00 3. 60; dressed beef.
66c per pound. ! '
Veal Large, 6 7c; small. 1l4So
San Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 10 12c per
pound; Oregon, Eastern, 1014o; Val
ley, 1718c; Northern, 8 10c.
Millstuffs Middlings, $17 19.60:
bran, $16 16.50 per ton.
Onions Silverskin, 75c$l per
sack. ' '. - r :
Butter Fancy creamery, 20 M
21 o; do seconds, 19 20c; fancy dairy.
iBtgiucao seconds, 14 16c per pound.
J&ggs store, l618o; fancy ranch.
Hops 1898 crop, 170.
Citrus Fruit Oranges. Valencia.
$3. 75 8.25; Mexican limes. $404.50:
California lemons, 75o$1.50; do
choice, $2.752.00 per box.
Hay Wheat, $7.9.25; wheat and
oat, $5 8. 60; oat, $89; best bar
ley, $5 7: alfalfa, $5 7 per ton;
straw, 16 86c per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose. 76c$l:
Oregon Burkanks. $1.65$1.85; liver
Burbanks, 75o$l; Salinas Burbanks,
$1.251.60 per sack.
Tropical fruits Bananas, $1.50
2.60 per bunch; pineapples, $2
4.00; Persian, dates, q6)q per