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IVz'StVlYse I ConsolidatedFeD. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1899.
VOL. XXXVI. NO. 35. .
ihe'ios.of he week!
From All Parts of the " New
World and the Old."
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Com pre Tien, ire Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Fait Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns.
The Colorado volunteers have ar
rived in San Francisco from Manila..
General Davis Bays the deaths from,
the storm in Porto Rico will reach
2,000. .-. - - ;,'': : ..
The partner : of Ale McDonald.' the
Klondike king, denies the ; latter 's
bankruptcy. vSV . 0:
' The meat combine has forced New
York butchers to laise tlje prioe three
cents a pound. ' ; ' i - t
According to news received of the
fleet now in Beting sea the whaling
Benson was not a great success. ' ' V- '
-The California Passenger Association
has agreed on a rate of f 87.50 to the
Missouri river for returning soldiers. v
An emblem of a badger four feet
long, cast from a Spanish cannon, will
adoin the new battleship Wisconsin.
At Caxbondale, III., striking miners,
were arrested for violating the court's1
injunction against - interference with
Illinois wants a deep waterway to
the Gulf and a river convention will
be held in Chicago in Octorber to or
ganize. - .:" " 't'; .
The anti-expansionists talk of put-,
ting a national ticket in - the field
against McKinley as "Continental Re
publicans." ,.' . .1 : '
! Eighteen' thousand unstamped cigars
were captured at Tampa, Fla. ' The
factory lias been carrying on a profit
able traffic for some time. '
. The automobile is to be given a test
for war service. An experiment' will
be made in carrying messages and mail
from Chicago to New York. t ... , . a ;
In a brush with the insurgents who
again attempted to retake Angeles, the
Americans lost two killed and, 13
wounded;, the insurgents' loss is esti
mated at 200 men. ' i. .-
'. Admiral Sampson will have oharge
of ' tlie , naval reoeption to Admiral
Dewey. The' North Atlantio squadron
will probably meet the admiral a day's
sail from New York. ' . ' . ',
' President Ratchford, of the United
Mine Workers, blames the state author
ities for the trouble. at Wardner, Idaho.
He says the niiners' organization" is not
oitimi,nal nor defender of criminals. . ,
i ' A Paris special to the New York
journal says that a syndicate has plot
red to kill Dreyfus if the trial result
in acquittal. The plan included the
illng of Labori. .Assurance is given
that speedy acquittal may . now "be
jlooked for. ,:
! Portland, Or., is to have a bicycle
factory. 1 ;.' " . -, ..',
The Santo Domingo rebels have es
tablished a junta at New York. -
Advices from Honolulu say that vol
canic action of Manna Loa has entirely
ceased. . ... .. " ' .; ,
WiMamette valley hopgrowera have
agreed on 40 cents as the price for hop
pickers. ' : ' i
July reports show that both exports
and imports increased over the same,
month last year. .
: ' Andrew Carnegie has sent another
$1,000 check to the Anti-lmperialistio
League at Boston. - V.
President McKinley spoke to the
scholarrs.at the Catholic summer school
at tjake unam plain.
A auspicious disease, having all the
symptoms of bubonic plague has mado
its appearance in Portugal.
M. Labori , is recovering from his
wound, and expects soon to be able to
attend the court-martial.
A case of yellow fever has appealed
among the marines guarding the gov
ernment property at Havana. '
Lily Lanfztry, the actress, has again,
married. The groom is but 28 years
of age. of English parentage.' ?
The United States cable steamer
Hooker is ashore in Manila bay and
efforts to tow her off have proved un
successful. ' -
Mexicans are holding the Yaqni In
dians down, and the miners now think
the Yaqui's war will be confined to the
Indian reservation. '.'-'. . ' , '
The navy department has received a
letter from Admiral Dewey speaking in
high terms of the treatment he and bis
men reoeived at the hands of the Aus
tiian people. : -.
The shooting of M. Labori stirred np
all Europe. The opinion is general
that Drefyus cause is loser thereby
from the enforced absence of the at
torney during the confrontation.
Secretary Wilson while in Chioago
after his recent trip to the coast says
he learned .something of Philippine
agricultural conditions while here,, and
is enthusiastic over the future of the
James Brooks, of McPherson, Kan.,
walked 37 miles to see a circus.
. Tl-e Chinese emperor is obliged by
bis .religion to fast 64 days in a year.
In Cuba 600 plantations under nor
mal conditions arj? good for 1,000,000
tons of sugar. ' :
A New Orleans man is said to have
invented a sugar cane planter, in the
form of a wagon, that with three men
and font mules will do. the work here
tofore done by nine men and nine
A giant leaping maohine at Red
lands, Cal., cuts a swath 60 feet wide.
Since 1883 military operations in the
Soudan have cost the British govern
ment about $40,000,000.
The Maryland peach crop, both in
quality and quantity, has been a de
cided failure this season.
Mexico is now producing from 70,000
to 90,000 tons of sugar annually on
2,800 farms, or haciendas, and ranches
In 1886 the Erie canal carried to
tide-water 1. 480,000 teas of vegetable
food; in 1897 it carried only 744,000
The Chilean ministry has resigned.
Quiet has been restored in the Blue
fields district, Nicaragua.
Lieutenant George FT Telfer has been
appointed census supervisor for the
Second district of Oregon.
Dawson City saloon keepers have
formed a trust and will make whisky a
dollar a drink this winter.
: Gold is reported to be again flowing
Into the bank of England and British
financiers aie feeling bettor. ,'.- .
Two 17-year-oid : boys were killed
while stealing watermelons in Ourar,
Colo. The murderer says he only shot
to scare the boys. . .,- .- .;..-.',
The hunt for gold on Kotzebue sound
brought fearful results. Seven per
cent of those who went into that in
hospitable country lost their lives.
-'From the reports on the world 'a
wheat crop there is little to indicate
failure in either Germany or Russia,
while Englaud's crop is large.
Angered by the action of a gambler
who assaulted one of their number, the
Ipdians of a grading camp at Winslow,
Ariz., threaten to exterminate the'
whites.' - ".''.'".'"'" V:' ".' ' i '
Japan has issued her new law regu
lating all faiths and beliefs. . Both
pagan and Christian . religions are to
be placed under absolute control of lo
oal governors. -- .
: - At Wetumpka, Ala.., Peter Louin
and . his 15-year-old son were taken
from jail and lynched by a mob. - They
were accused of shooting Hall Jordan,
a respectable oitizen.
M. Labori appeared in court Tuesday
morning, and if his condition will per
mit, he will conduct the case for Drey
fus until a verdioi is reached. He waa
warmly greeted by the prisoner.
i A seaman of the British ship Amphi-
trite was caught by a tow line, drawn
overboard and drowned as the vessel
was entering the Columbia river. An
other member of the crew was lost in a
similar manner in Honolulu harbor. -
' A plot to escape from the guardhouse
was unearthed at Fort Sheridan, - The
prisoners-had the bars of the guard
house all saved through and had ob
tained possession r of the key to the
magazine.. Knives, powder, and cart
ridges were found in their, possession.
'The government is confident that the
situation in Samoa is under con
trol. -The Badger was. saluted and
eheered by the natives as she sailed.
The temporary, government set up by
the commission is fully capable to hold
natives in check though they do at
tempt to cause tiouble
The iron miners of Miohigan'are be
coming iestless and threaten to strike.
The Roanoke has reached Seattle
with $250,000 in gold dust from Cape
Nome. - . , i ' . . ,
Five ' people were drowned by the
capsizing of the schooner Savldge near
Detroit., Mich. , .-- .
It is said the trust conference at Chi
cago will be a representative, non-political
Nebraska has raised $35,000 for her
brave regiment and -will bring them
home in a special train.;7
- The seat of tne Yaqui Indian war has
been removed to ground advantageous
to the Indians.' ": ..'-.
Eight hundred tons of . supplies left
Philadelphia on a' transport for the
Porto Rico sufferers. .
Seattle won first place at the annual
meeting of the Pacific Northwest ath
letic Association at Astoria.
The secretary of the interior has is
sued orders to restore to public domain
the land once reserved for the Columbia
river boat railway. .1 t
Two Indians and one white man were
hanged for murder at Daw Bon lust
month. . They were the fiist legal exe
cutions in that country. . .
. General Mertitt, after a talk with
President McKinley, stated to a corre
spondent of tne press that there would
be no change in the commanders of the
Philippines. . v
Two French lieutenants were assas
sinated in the Soudan, where they had
been sent to take command of c column
of troops. Revenge is thought to have
pi-ompted the act. -.
: In a head-end collision between trol
ley oars near Philadelphia thirty peo
ple were injured, some fatally. Care
lessness of the motorman is given as
the cause of the accident. .
The Twenty-sixth regiment atPlatts
burg, N. Y., has received orders to pre
pare to leave for Manila within a week.
Like orders have beer- received by the
Thirty-first infanrty at Fort Thomas.
Ky. .,, v .;
Prince Hecry, of Prussia, who com
mands the German squadron in the Ea
cific, Will visit San Francisco, on board
his flagship after ' he - leaves China.
President McKinley has extended him
an invitation to visit Washington.
Mr. S. S. Petersen has purchased a
site at Port Angeles, Wash., and if sat
isfactory arrangements can be made he
will put in operation a shingle and
hollow-ware plant of gigantic propor
tions, which will give employment to
75 persons. The matter of granting a
franchise to, Mr. Peterson was favor
ably considered ' by the council' at its
The British government used 124,
000 gallons of corn whisky last year in
the manufacture of smokeless powder.
The timber lands of the south are
being rapidly purchased by northern
and western syndicates and manufac
James W. Bradbury, of Maine, is the
oldest living ex-member of the United
States senate. He is 97 years ' of age
and served with Webster, Calhoun and
Clay. .; ::':
' The value of bicycles owned in
Maine is $324,420: This is only $7,000
less than the value of the entire street'
railway properties of the state.
Napoleon III.'s last dwelling place
and the soene of his death Camden;
house, Chislehurst, and its beautiful,
grounds is in future to serve as a golf
Jack Evsrhardt, of New Orleans,
the light weight, has announced bis
retirement froaa the prise ring. In the
past few years he has met and defeated)
many of the best pugilists et his class
in tiie country,
Red Bay, on the Island ol
Andros, Swept Away.
HUNDREDS OF LIVES LOST
The Storm Reached Velocity of 105
Mile aa Hour Belief for the Porto
Rleavaa Great Distreaa.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 21. Ac
cording to a Miami dispatch to the
Times-Union and Citizen, Captain Dil
lon, of the steamer Cocoa, states that
the town of Red Bay on the isand of
Andros, 20 mies southwest of Nassau,
was 8 wept away in the recent tropical
hurricane, and about 300 lives lost.
An eye-witness of, the storm estimated
that the loss of life on the island was
fully 600. Scattered through the
wreck of houses at Red Bay after the
Storm subsided, he said, were hundred
of corpses of persons of all ages and
classes. . Captain Dillon said the wind
blew at the rate of 90 miles au hour at
Nassau, with an occasional gust whioh
reached a velocity of 105 miles an hour.
PORTO RICANS IN ' DISTRESS.
Deeds of Next Planting: and Work Hull
- Be. Provided, y
New York, Aug. 21. A dispatch tfl
the Herald from San Juan, Porto Rico,
says: Visits to the most distressed
districts of the island prove that th
former reports of terrible conditioni
have not been in the least exaggerated.
People in the towns are huddled to
gether anywhere for shelter. .. Iu the
oountiy the people are sleeping in thb
open air. The food supplies have been
totally destroyed. Only the well-to-do
can afford to buy provisions. , .
Unless succor comes in a few days
the people will starve. The supplies
from San Juan have not yet arrived at
the towns, but are expected. The de
pots in many towns are already sur
rounded by a large number pf hungry
people. The mayors of the towns have
received - no authority to dispense
money, but most of them are contribut
ing generously out of their own pock
ets to supply the most urgent needs. -
As far as Caguas and Cayey, the san
itary conditions aie not threatened, but
reports from towns further south state
that their condition is dangeious. The
peril lies in the herding of the inhab
itants in the 'towns Several of the
soldiers were wounded during the re
cent hurricane, but it is learned that
there were no deaths aomng" them. The
best posted persons agree that it will
be necessary to provide work for the
inhabitants and seeds' for the next
planting. An official report form Guay
mas says that 265 houses weie de
stroyed, 175 seriously injured and 204
damaged by the storm. - -.-.. .. ...
In the district surrounding Maya
guez, scores of women, old men and
children 1 are homeless and ' begging
shelter and food. ' The schooner Con
oepcion, loaded with 200 Porto Rioans
going as emigrants to Samana. went
adrift today. All jumped overboard
and several were drowned. A Maya
guez paper reminds the public that in
the year 1841 the oity was destroyed
by fi"re for two days, the governor was
personally distributing $50,000 among
those who most needed it.
In Arroyo 90 per cent of the houses
were demolished by the hurricane. At
the port nothing remains. Many prom
inent persons in Utnado have signed
an appeal to the public asking food and
work for the inhabitants.'' Two thou
sand persons Lave perished in this
whole district. . ,
EXPLOSION IN MEXICO.
Killed Ple American Engtneera and
Three Mexican Firemen. - .
Chicago, Aug. 21. A special to the
Record from Tampico, .Mexico, says:
By the explosion of a boiler of a loco
motive on the Mexican Central railroad
seven men were killed and three others
fatally injured. The locomotive was
standing on the sidetrack at Cardneas
when the explosion occurred. It was
of a special pattern and of gieat size,
being used to haul trains up the moun
tain. - Among the killed are four American
engineers who were in the cab. , Their
names were Simon, Fitzgerald, Hussy
and Gibson. Another American en
gineer named Lokhart was standing
near the locomotive when the explo
sion ocourred. He was hurled a dis
tance of 100 feet and was fatally in
jured. The other men killed were
three Mexican firemen and woodpass
ers. .- " .- -
Aaylnm for ConanmptiTea.
Chicago, Aug. 21. The Illinois So
ciety for the Prevention of Consump
tion is preparing plans for the estab
lishment of a state sanitarium for the
treatment of consumption, whioh it
will ask the next legislature to build.
The fundamental purpose ol the pro
ject is to provide means for the treat
ment of the poor who are disabled by
the disease. .
Governor Tanner has indicated his
intention of supporting it and of ap
proving the purchase of the society, on
asking for an appropriation of $500,
000 with which to. build the sanitar
. . - Shamrock Arrives in New York.
New York. Aug. 21. Sir Thomas
Lip ton's yacht Shamrock, challenger
for America's cup, reached this port
today accompanied by her tender,
steam yacht Erin.. The Shamrock
sailed from Fairlie-on-the-Clyde on
August 3, and made the trans-Atlan'tio
voyage in much quicker time than was
anticipated. The Erin towed the
Shamrock about 2,000 miles, and the
latter sailed something more than
Bace War in M isaiaaippi.
Meridan, Miss , Aug. 21. A week
ago Dr. Wells, living near Russell,
shot and fatally wounded a negro whilt
in the act of stealing cattle. On Tues
day night, two negroes attempted tt
assassinate Wells, and one of them wal
shot and killed by the doctor. Anoth
er unsuccessful attempt was made or;
the doctor's life last night. 'Ss
This has aroused the white people,
and notice has been served on the ne
groes that any further hostile move
ment toward Dr. Wells will preoipi
tate a race conflict.
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JIM INEZ ARRESTED.
Caught aa lie War- Leaving; Clenfaeg-oa
- Denounced the Arreat. :
Havana. Aug. 21. In, view of the
faot that Colonel Bacallao. chief of the
secret police, persisted in his declara
tion that General Jiminez, the aspirant
to the presidency of Santo Domingo,
was in Havana, eitner not having or
having returned, the military authori
ties telegraphed to Cienfuegos, in
structing Captain Stamper, collector of
customs there, to ascertain whether
Jiminez was on the Menedez steamer,
and to take him under arrest if that
should be the case. Just as the steam
er was about to leave Cienfuegos, Cap
tain Stamper located Jiminez and ar
rested him. Jiminez denounced, the
arrest as an outrage.' He said he had
broken no law and would . not yield
except to force.. Captain Stamper re
plied that he was ready to use force, if
necessary, and Jiminez then yielded,
remarking tbat he did so -because he
could not help himself.
-Captain Stamper informed Jiminez
tbat he would mako him as comfortable
as possible, and, after Jiminez and his
secretary had packed their trunks,
they were diiven. accompanied by the
chief of police and Captain Stamper, tc
the Union hotel, where two bedrooms
and a dining room were placed at their
disposal. General Jiminez will be
kept under polioe charge until further
advioes are received from the governor
general. : ; - ' ' ' ' - :
PUMMELED . TO DEATH.
McConnell Beat Franey Unmercifully
Charge of Manslaughter.
San Franoisco, Aug. 21. The" au
topsy held ; on the . remains of Jim
Franey, the pugilist, who tlied after
having been knocked out by Frank
McConnell on Friday night, showed
that his vital organs .were diseased;
that he was in no condition to enter a
ring as principal, and that he had
been pummeled and beaten to death
by Frank McConnell, who was arrested
oh a charge of manslaughter, and is
now out of jail on. bail. ' .
. A similar . charge has also been
placed, against J. J. Groom. J. D.
Gibbs, promoters of the fight; Hiram
Cook, referee, and the seconds of both
men engaged in the contest." All have
given bonds and are now at liberty.
Dr. J. Lr Zabala, the city's autopsy
physioian explains the cause -of the
pugilist's death as follows: "1 foun'
severe contusions' on Franey 's lac
shoulders and upper arms. . There wa
a hemorrhage of the biain on the left
side and the organ itself was' in an a
ahaemio condition. The man must
have , reoeived a terrible punishment,
and death was nothing more than the
result of the blows whioh were rained
on his face and head. The impact of
the head on the floor 'liad nothing to
do with it. He was in a dying condi
tion before he fell.
"Franey should never have entered
the ring. An examination of his lungs
showed pleuralic - adhesions, and his
system was otherwise broken dowji. He,
was fit for practical purposes in life,
but certainly not for unnatural exer
cise." : ' -: . ' -
FLOOD. AT EDMONTON.
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The Baekatehewan' Biver Boae Fortj
. ., Feet in One Dav. '
i St Paul, Aug. 19. A Winnipeg,
Man., speoial . to ' the Pioneer-Press
says: An Edmonton dispatch says the
Saskatchewan rivej. has overflowed,
rising 40 feet during the last 20 hours,
and continues to rise fatft. Already the
bridge piers are four feet under Water,
and electric light boilers covered
Floating, islands of wood are passing
down. . The ferries have "broken s?feay
and no mail has arrived. "Thousand
of feet of lumber is adrift. At present
the water is rushing over the Hudson's
Bay Company's fiats. Two and a half
inches of rain fell in 20 hours. The
end is not yet. The loss will be great.
The historic steamer Northwest, one of
the Hudson's Bay Company's best
boats waa broken from her moorings,
struck' the' middle pier 'of the bridge
and went down the river a total wreok.
The river is full of drift, miners'
shacks and effects. Citizens on the
river bank are moving out - -
' -' Street Duel at Woodi. .
Sheridan, -Or., Aug, . 21. News h.
been received here of a serious fight a.
Woods. The trouble ' began Saturday
night at a dance, and was between Bud
Pollard and a man named - Miller. It
ended in the ejection from the hall of
a young man who had refused to pay
his admission. Sunday morning the
men met on the street and had a duel.
Miller fired a shotgun point blank
at Pollard's head and shot away part of
one of Pollard's ears. Pollard emptied
his revolver at Miller, but was so nerv
ous that his shots 'went Wild. One
aliot hit Miler in the leg below the
knee. Considering that the men fired
at close range,, their escape from seri
ous in juiy. is remarkable.
Paaaeng-er Train Wrecked.
Texarkana, Ark., Aug. 21. A mes
sage has just been received here to the
effect that a north-bound passenger
train on the Kansas City, Pittsburg &
Gulf rairoad went into Litte river, GO
miles north of here. A switch engine,
with crew, has left for the scene. The
wreck is between stations, and it is not
kown how much of the train went off
the bridge. It is known, however, that
the baggage, mail and express cars
Idaho Town Burned.
Boise, Idaho, Aug. 21. Last night
the town of Placerville, in Boise coun
ty, was wiped out by fire. The busi
ness portion of the plaoe was destroyed
and most of the residences. ' The loss
is estimated at $250,000.
To ascertain whether the Pacific
coast is sinking into or rising out of the
ocean is the mission of Professor G. K.
Gilbert, of the United States geological
survey, who has juBt arrived on the
May Be a Permanent Depot.
Vancouver Barracks, Wash., ' Aug.
21. The impression is becoming gen
eral at headquarters that the authori
ties at Washington intend to make this
garrison a permanent depot for the
Philippine army, on account of the
ease with which troops may be shipped
to the sound or to San Francisco. This
idea has been strengthened by the great
sums of money now being expended in
constructing a permanent camp. Thou
sands of dollars have been used during
the -past two months on sanitation
Violent Mob in Paris Wrecks
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE INJURED
Crucifix and Ornamenta Thrown Into .a
:' Heap and Flrvd Tmnul tuoua Crowd
- Sivea the Police a Hard Fight.
Paris, Aug. 22. Paris was today
the scene of most serious disturbances,
recalling some aspect of the commune.
In response to an appeal of tne Journal'
du Peuple, groups of anarchists and so
cialists gathered about 3 o'clock in the
afternoon iu the Place de la Repub
"tique. The police had taken precau
tions, and there seemed to be no dan
ger of disorders. Sebastian Faure and
Faberot, well-known revolutionary an
archists, were the ring-leaders. Faure,
standing on the pedestal of the statue
which rises iu the oeuter of the Palace
de;la Republique, adressed the crowd.
Among other things he said that the
anarchists should be masters of the
streets. ' The police then inteifered
and dislodged Faure and Faberot, mak
ing three arrests. :! The crowd at this
point dispersed, but a column of dem
onstrators, : headed by 'Faure and
Henri d'Horr, made for . the Place de,
la Nation.. ; The police broke through
the column and a struggle for the mas
tery' followed. Shots were fired, and'
M. Goullier, commUsary of police, was
twice stabbed with a knife.
The rioters proceeded toward the
Fauborg du Temple, at the corner Of
Rue. Darberi and the Rue St. Mauri
Popincourt, they formed np into a oom
paot body.' Hatchets were suddenly
produced, with long knives stolenrocu
the .counters of shops, and a concen
trated rush was made upon the Church
of St. Joseph. : -
The aged sacristan, seeing the mob,
(hastily closed the outer gates, but these
were soon forced with hatchets and
bars of iron. The massive oaken doois
were then attacked. According to the
first account, the wild horde burst into
the cjiurcfc, which instantly became a
scene of wild pillage and sacrifice. A1
tars and statues were ' hurled , to the
floor and smashed; pictures were rent,
candlesticks, ornaments and hosts from
high- altars were thrown down and
trampled under foot. The crucifix
above was made the target lor missiles
and the figuie of the Savior was fras
tured in .several places; - Then, while
rancorous voices sang the "Carmag
nole," 'the chairs were carried outside,
piled up and set on fire in the center of
the square fronting the church. .. When
this stage was reached,, the crucifix
jwas pulled down and thrown into the
Ifiames. Suddenly the cry was raised
that the statue of the Virgin had been;
forgotten, and the crowd .returned and
t9r6 this down also. - .
An attempt was made to fire the
ichoir of St. Joseph's with petroleum,
and the firemen were called in to
quench the flames. Several parishion
ers were severely mauled in their-efforts
to defend the church from eacri
lege. The church is situated in ' thei
poorest Quarter of the -city. No disord
ers of any kind occurred in the fashion-'
able district.'-' . - - ' .. 1 , v ;
Meanwhile the- sacristan, who had
been captured by the anarchists, es
caped, and called the polioe and repub
lican guards, who promptly arrived,
with many constables... - They were
compelled to fall back in order to form
up into line of defense." as the anarch
ists attacked . them fearfully ' with
knives. -' . i-. '
; " Did Dawtr Sav ThUf
' London, Aug. 22. The Naples corre
spondent of th Daily News telegraphs
the substance of an interview he had
with Admiral Dewey there during the
admiral's recent visit. Admiral Dewey
said he believed the Philippine ques
tion would shortly be solved. In his
judgment, the inhabitants are capable
of self-government, and the only way
to settle the insurrection and to insure
prosper ity is to concede it to them.
He declared thai he was never in favor
of violence toward' the Filipinos, and
remarked that after autonomy had been
conceded, annexation might be talked
of. When asked whether a conflict be
tween Germany and the Dnited States
over the Philippines were possible,
Admiral , Dewey replied, according to
the correspondent: ,"
"It is impossible to foresee the un
foreseeable." Fight With Bebela.
Manila. Aug. 22. One lieutenant of
the Twelfth infantry was killed and
another was Beriously wounded while
reconnoitering last evening north of
Angeles. The Americans encountered
a large force of insurgents and drove
them trom ther position. '
: Lieutenant Cole, of the Sixth infan
try," with 80 men, encountered 100 in
surgents intrenched in the mountains
of the island of NegrGa and routed
them, after an hour and a half of se
vere fighting. The Americans .bad
three men slightly hurt. Nineteen
dead insurgents were counted in the
trenches. Six rifles and a quantity of
reserve ammunition were captured.
The insurgents recently out the cable
in Laguna de Bay, leading to Calamba.
on the south shore of the lake, but the
break has been repaired. ' .
Spanlah War Veteran Killed.
Chicago, Aug. 22. James P. Young,
a private in company D, Third infantry
volunteers, was killed by a freight
train at Evanston today, while on his
way to Fort Sheridan to report, after a
day's absence. The body was strewn
along the track for a block, and the
only remaining vestige of the uniform
which Young wore was a brass button
found on the roadbed. He was a mem
ber of the Fifteenth Indiana regiment
during the Spanish war.
' Kxplealon In a Mine.
London, Aug 21. By an explo
sion today in the Llest colliery, in Gla
morganibire, Wales, 18 persona were
killed and 60 others are still in danger.
The explosion ocenrred during the
night shift, when there was only 50
men in the mine. There were maay J
heroic aots in an endeavor to save the
survivors front the affenia af the off. 1
Uamp, but so far only five have been !
jieaouea auve. ratnetio scenes were
'Witnessed as the badien were hranal.
(to the surfaae, men. women . and ohil-
idren erring and saver I v waltln.
(tidings of the entombed mlaera.
THE ATTACK BEGINS.
Soldiers Are After Onerln, the Bealeged
London, Aug. 23. The Daily Chron
iole publishes the following from its
A detachment of infantry has just
completed an attack upon M. Geutin's
house, whioh is likely to lead to blood
shed before morning.
Nobody is allowed to approach the
scene, and the oavalry charges are need
Proeeedinga Agalnat Anarchiata. -
Paris, Aug. 23. In oonsequence of
yesterday's events, judicial proceedings
have been instituted against Sebastian
Faure and four others, 'for rebellion,
acta of violenoe and attempts to mur
der.itnd against divers persons for rob
bing a building and burning its furni
ture; also for breaking windows and
inciting to riotous assemblage. '
A member of the Anti-Semite League
says M. Guerin has three days more
provisions. From , today on all
ohnrches will be guarded by pickets of
republican guards, and detachments of
infantry and oavalry will be held in
readiness for eventualities. " The dam
age done by the rioters to the Church
of St. Joseph is estimated at 8,000
francs. . The church is surrounded by a
cordon of police, and no one is allowed
to approach the building. It is point
ed, out that the rioting persons are
from 15 to 20 years of age.
Anniveraary of Hla Bnrlal Will Be Ob
served by Virginia Bfaaons.
Washington, Aug. 21. Preparations
for the observance of the 100th anni
versary of : George Washington's death
are biing actively conducted by the
committee of the grand lodge of Ma
sons for the state- of Virginia and by
the local lodges. The Masonic observ
ances which will take place in Alexan
dria and at Mount Vernon, December
13 and 14 next, are being thoroughly
discussed and planned.
The programme as virtually settled
upon opens with the assembling of the
grand lodge of the state of Virginia in
Alexandria on: December 13. Early
the following morning ; the state grand
lodge, accompanied by lodge No. 4, of
Ftedericksburg, Va., of which General
Washington was -a member; the two
local lodges. Federal lodge, of Wash
ington, and, - representative Masons
from all over the world will proceed to
Mount Vernon, where the funeral serv
ices of December 18, 1799, will be du
plicated as Jieurly as possible.
Porto Klco'e Great Storm. ' -
Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 23. It is
now estimated that the oodies of 2,500
victims of the recent hurricane have
been buried, that 1,000 pei sons were
injured during the storhi, and -that
2,000 people are Btill missing.
: There are opportunities here now for
investors.. There-Hs the greatest lack
of , money for repairing damages, re
planting and replenishing stocks. - . - "
The aluades appointed - committees
for the distribution of relief, stores,
etc., but the military : authorities ob
jected to it. ,i . - - - '
- Ponce is healthy, though bodies con
tinue toe . found, in the fieldB. The
authorities have decided to - burn the
ruins of Yabuco. -
( Sixty Lives WoreIot .
Nebern, N. C, Aug. '23. 'Reports
today from thecoast'of North Carolina,
where the West Indian hurricane
touched last ' week, show that there
-were a large number of-lives lost and
much damage done to property. Four
teen fishermen, in trying to cross Pro
lico Sound ' in skiffs, were- lost. .' Four
bodies ; have " been - recovered. . ' The
schooners Good in- and Aurora were
wrecked. The: L. B. Hill is ashore.
The Beswiok and all hands are .report
ed lost.- These losses all ocuried in
Pimlico sound. It is believed that. as
many as 60 persons dost their lives in
the storm." 'C --
- Infantryman Drowned.
Manila, Aug. 23. While a recon
noitering -party of the Twenty-fourth
infantry, under Captain Crane, was
ciossing the Mariquina river on a raft
today,: the hawsers broke. The cur
rent, very swift at tbat point, caused
the raft to capsize, drowning nine en
The United States transport Tartar,
from San Francisco July 24, with Gen
eral Joseph Wheeler and his daughter,
troops of .the Nineteenth infantry and
more than $1,300,000 in coin has ar
rived. . . ' -' ' - ' .' -
Crulaer BeacneeV Shipwrecked Crew.
Rio Janeiro, Aug. 23. The United
States cruiser Montgomery arrived here
last night from : Montevideo.' . She re
ports having rescued the ciew of the
British steamer Nettleton, which went
aground at Marica, 20 miles east or this
port. All the members of the Nettle-'
ton's crew were saved. Tugs have
been sent to rescue the vessel.
Olympla'a Sailora Attacked. -
London, Aug. . 23. A special dis
patoh from Leghorn, Italy, says five
men have been arrested there on a
chaige of attacking and wounding some
sailor who had come ashore from the
cruiser Olympia. -
' Famine on Baat Count tif Africa.
London, Aug. 23. The Church Mis
sionary Society has just received a re
port stating that 40,000 persons have
died of famine on the east coast of
... 4 .
Chineae Brigands Massaere Bnaalana.
Marseilles, Aug. 23. News has ar
rived here that a mission of Russian
engineers and their escorts were recent
ly attacked by Chinese brigands at
Kirin, on the China-Russian trontier,
on the main Manchuria railway. - All
Were massacred. -. '
" The Pennsylvania railway Company
will purchase the connecting links for
electrio railways and will have a con
tinuous line from New York to Wash
ington. The Taqul War.
- Chicago, Aug. 17. A special to the
Times-Herald from Guaymas, Mexico,
says: Military Operations in the Ya
qui valley culminated on Friday in a
series of engagements and the final rout
and dispersal ef the Indians.
: The rest of is campaign will proba
bly consist of bunting out the renegades
from their hiding plaoes
Next te the seamen of the United
States, British seamen get higher
wages and better fare end more aom
&r)g)Ie conditions of employment than
sjsjea ol any other country.
He Will Not Submit to Eng-
WAR IS THE ONLY SOLUTION
It la Said Hoatllltles May Be Looked
for Any Day Anxiety In Cape Colony
' end Orange Free State.
- London. Aug. 93. There is no long
er any doubt that Presidont Krugur
has refused to submit to the demand
of Mr. Chamberlain for the appoint
ment of a court of inquiry. . He way
have dono so diplomatically or hodg
lngly. But that his answer. is regard
ed by the British government as tanta
mount to positive rofnsal, ia now an
established fact. The colonial office is
noncomvnittal. but there are' other evi
dences which amply justify the state
ment. The report that; President
Kruger has proposed new. terms is
somewhat verified by the guarded com
ment of the colonial office offlciaU and
the irritability displayed there. Theie
is not the slightest doubt that they
now believe wax is the only way to set
tle the controversy. .
; . They would lcr rsther have had a
curt, defiant answer, than the tempor
izing answer which the Boer president
has sent. With tho former Great
Britain would Lavo pUin grounds for
a quick commencement of hostilities.
Under the oicrumstanccs, which it ia
believed now exists, aggressive action
needs considerable explanation to justi
fy it in the eyes of the world and the
English minority who still ileclare war
would be an outrage. However, if Mr.
Chamberlain has is way, it is believed
President Kruger's counter-proposals
will meet with scant attention, and un
less the Boers completely back down,
which is not likely, the crisis will
quickly develop into war.
It has developed that the war offico
has been aware of the nature of the
Transvaal government's answer for sev
eral days and that it was communi
cated to the war office, hence it is prob
able that Great Britain will delay de
nouncement as little as possible.
A high official expressed to a repre
sentative of the press his disnust at
what he termed "Kruger's cupidity
and hypoorisy." He said:
"The kind of game which Kruger is
playing must be clear to Americans.
The protestations of the Boers tbat
they wish to live a quiet agricultural
life, may be the tune of some of, tho
Veldet, but, the gang in Pretoria is
simply after money. Though Presi
dent Kruger says many harsh things of
the Uitlanders, he never, hesitated , to
make money out of them, eiVher, by
fair or foul means. ... .
"This Transvaal question cannot be
judged by recent occurrences. You
must go back 50 years.' It has' been
hanging fire all that time, and th.
sooner it is settled now the better."
Though the official did not actually
say so, it was clear that he believed
war was the only method of settle
ment. -. , 1 '- - ' v
' It is learned that the government
is somewhat annoyed at the public's
Blight interest in the Transvaal. . '
A speical dispatch from Cape' Town
says there is great danger of an out
break of violence on the frontier, and
that the scum ' of South Africa is en
listing throughout the colony, and is
being sent to Pitsania and Jameson,
on the border. -
- GREAT FIRE AT VICTOR. .
BuaTneas Portion of the Colorado Town
- Swept Away.
Cripple Creek, Colo., Aug. 23. Fi-9
has utterly destroyed the business por
tion of the city of Victor, causing a
loss estimated at $2,000,000.
Begnning , shortly after noon, the
fire raged until evening, consuming
everything in its way. It bad its origin,
it is'thought, in-the Merchants' Cafe,
adjoining the Bank of Victor, on the
oorner of Third street and Victor
avenue. A strong wind from the south
fanned the flames, and in a few min
utes all the surrounding houses were
Help was summoned from. Cripple
Creek, but the town bad beeu built in
the early days of the camp, and was of
pine timber 'for the most part, and
burned like paper. Efforts were made
to stop the progress of the flames by
blowing up buildings by means of dyn
amite, and -.all afternoon the stree's
have roared with the explosions, but
the effort was in vain. -
The residence portion of the-city has
Buffered comparatively little, but the
business portion is paralyzed, and suf
fering is bound to follow. The burned
area may be roughly designated as the
space between the head of Fourth street
and Victor avenue, extending from the
Gold Coin mine buildings, on the west,
to a point near Second street, and down
Third street almost to Diamond avenue.
Fishing; Boat Sank. . ' '
Seattle. Aug. 21. A fishing boat
containing two men was run into
Thursday night by the steamer. North
Pacfiio near the mouth, of the Fraser
river. One of the oouupants, David
Gordon, was drowned. He is said to
have formerly lived in Shasta county,
Cal. His companion, Louis Smart,
was picked up by the North Pacific,
Two Hen Hanged in Maryland.
Rockville, Md., Aug. 21. Armistead
Taylor and Alfied Brown were hanged
here this morning for the murder of
Louis Rosenstein and wife. The crime
was committed : May '13 last, the pur-,
pose being robbery. ... . While being 'ar
rested, Taylor shot and killed one of
the officers. " . .
Nearly 400 were injured in the Paris
riots. It is olaimed the disturbance will
operate to cause a yeidiot of conviction
against the prisoner. ;
Miner Falls to His Death.
Wallace, Idaho, Aug. 22. A miner,
name unknown, was killed at the HeU
ena-'Frisco mine this morning. He
fell 140 feet down an ore chute, break
ing both legs and several ribs.
Men of Experience.
Washington, Aug. 22. The colonels
and livutenant-oolonels of the new reg
iments of United States volunteer in
fantry soon to be organized for service
in the Philippines, axe men of experi
ence, all but one being graduates of
West Point. All have been in the
service oTer 20 years.
TRADE GAINS STRENGTH.
Heavy Exports of Wheat Fewer Bnal
ness Failures Beported.
Bradstreet's says: The trade gath
ers strength as summer wanes. Reports
of expanding fall demand arrive, ao
oompanied by very cheerful advioes
as to the outlook in most parts of tho
country. In manufacturing lines pro-
duotion appears to be at a minimum,
and the price situation retains most of
its old strength. Notable in the mat
ter of added strength are most of the
cereals and iron and steel in many
forms. The impetus given to wheat
prices by the government report last
week has been further reinforced by
less favorable crop advices from other
countries, notably India, and export
business is reported as somewhat im
proved. Wheat (inoluding flour) shipments
for the week aggregate 4,040,009 bush
els, against 3,616,154 bushels last
week, 3,988,348 bushels in the corre
sponding week of 1898, 5,316,803 bush
els in 1897, 2,991,693 bushels in 1BUH,
and 2,389,140 bushels in 1895.
Since July 1 this season, the exports
of wheat aggregate 36,165,065 bushels
against 22,846.076 bushels last year,
and 21,43,344 bushels in 1897-98.
. Business failures for the week num
ber 172, as compared with 156 last
week, 195 in this week a year ago. 221
in 1897, 264 in 1806, and 192 in 1895.
Bonding at a Low Bate of Interest
Some of the counties of Montana are
reducing exuenaes bv bondine their in
debtedness at a low rate of interest.
Beaverhead is about to issue 4 per cent
bonds to the amount of $40,000. and
Gallatin , county , offers $137,000 .in
bonds bearing interest at the rate of
A4 per cent. , i-.-., .
PACIFIC COAST. TRADE.
Wheat Walla Walla. 6758c;
Valley, 5959c; Bluestem, 6061o
' Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 4043cr choice
gray, 88 42c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $17; brew
ing, $18.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16.00
Hay Timothy, $8 9; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 45 50c;
soconds, 85 40c; dairy, 80 85o;
store, 2227Jc- V .
Eggs 1818Jc per dozen.
Cheese Oregon .full cream, 12o;
Young - America, 13o; new cheese,
10c per pound. . "
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $1.505
per dozen; hens, $5.005.50; springs,
$2 3.25; geese, $4.00 5.00 for old.
$4. 50 6. 50 for young; ducks, $5.00(
6.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12
13c per pound. r
Potatoes 75c$l per sack; sweets,
2 8c per pound.
.Vegetables Beets, $1;. turnips, 90o
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab--bage,
l2c per pound; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, ' $1
beans, 5 6c per pound; celery,
70 75c per dozen; cucumbers, 50c per
box; peas, 34c per pound; tomatoes,
75c per box; greeu corn, 12 16c per
dozen. - - " -
Hops ll13c; 1897 crop, 4 6o.
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern - Oregon, , 8 13c; mohair,
87 80c per pound. '
. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 3 s; dressed mutton, 6
7c; lambs, 8 4c per lb. :
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed, $6.00
e.ou per iuu pounas. -
Beef Gross, top steers, 3.60 $4.00;
cows, $3. 00 8. 50; dressed beef,
6 7Hc per pound. i
Veal Large, 6) 7c; small, 8"
8c per pound.
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'.'-!- - Seattle Markets! -
Onions, new, $1.25 1.50 per saok.
Potatoes, new, llc per lb. "
Beets, per sack, $1 10. - - w
Turnips, per sack, 50 65c. . ; -
Carrots, per sack, 90o. , . : .
. Parsnips, per sack, $11.75.
. Cauliflower, 40 60c per doz.
Cabbage, native and Californi
$1 1.25 per 100 pounds. . ;
Cherries, 75cl. . , --j
Peaches, 75 90c. , i . ' j
Apples. $1.25 1.75 per box, i
Pears, l.Ttf'iper box. - ,
:. Prunes, $1 "per box. y -:
"Watermelons, $2 3.
Cantaloupes, $22.60. ; '
' Blackberries, $1.65 3.
. Butter Creamery, 25c per pound;
dairy 1720o ranch, 1217o per lb.
;. Eggs, 24c. ' ,....-.'
Cheese Native, 10 12c. '
Poultry 13 14c; dressed, 16c.
"Hay Puget Sound timothy, $7 9;
choioe Eastern Washington tim
Corn Whole. $23.50; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.00.
Barley Rolled or ' ground,' per ton,
$21; whole, $22.
' Flour Patent,' per "barrel, $3.60;
blended straights, $3.25: California
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.60; graham,
per. barrel, $3.60; whole, wheat flour,
$3; rye flour, $4.60.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, ' $16;
shorts, per ton, $16.
Feed Chopped feed,. $20.50 per
ton; middlings, per ; ton, $22; oil cake
meal, per ton, $35. .
Ban Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 12 14o per
pound; Oregon, Eastern, 10 14c; Val
ley, 17 19c; Northern, 810c. .
Onions Silverslcin, 85c$l per
sack, r -
Butter Fancy creamery, 24c;
do seconds, 22 (gaSc; fancy dairy,
202)lc do seconds, 16 19o per
pound. "-. 1
Eggs Store, 17 20c; fancy ranoh,
Hops 1898 crop, lto.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.768.25; Mexican limes, $434.60;
California ' lemons,-- 75o$1.60; do
choice, $1.75 2.00 per box.
Hay Wheat, $7. 9; wheat and
oat, $7 8; oat. $8 9; best bar
ley, $4.60 7; alfalfa, $5.50 7 per ton;
straw, 25 870 per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 7590c;
Oregon Burkanks. $1.65 $1.85; river
Burbanks, 7590o; Salinas Bur banks,
'$1.25 1.40 per Back.
. Tropioal fruits Bananas, $1.60
2.60 per bunch; pineapples, $2
4.00; Persian dates, 69o per
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