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CXION F.ntab. July, 1897.
CAtfiTTB Eatab. Dec, 1SC3.
j Consolidated Feb.-1899.
CORVAL,L,IS, BENTON COUNTY, OKEGOJf, FE1DAT, SEPTEMBER 1, 1899.
KXXVI. NO. 30.
From All Parts of.. the. New
World and the Old. -
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
; : yj v., '
CmihitT Review..oX" the" import
ant Happenings of the Past Week
' Called From the Telegraph Column.
; 'TImj Fii8t Californiaa have arrived
IroutO (torn the Philippines','
- Tanners it tftifelst anfl West will
. formmn uprMir-ltfer ooiti trine. f -
' 'V At Seabright, N. J.; thre;-.persoii&
- were killed ami tbieeiiijufed by being"
run dowu by a fain. -1-
Every ; train ; isbtiniiig;jrecT.uit83l
. Cape Town, and eaoh side seeina to be
preparing for conflict. jf ,
Emperor WilHau) ;and tlte German
anihasander to France- lnnohed together
- in Berlin" and discussed the- Dreyfus
ease. " - . ;: - - -
In Holland a mob by throwing stones
forced troops to .fire upon them. One
. of the rioters was killed and two were
i wounded. " I '-."
- -, G.eneral Bates' mission to t'je Morns
. ras successful. -Tbei Bultayof Sulu
baa agreed Yd recognize American sov
ereignty. ; . . . - -
The; St. Paul Globe jidvocates;,tbe
nomination of Admiral Dewey for the
."".presidency by the next Denioora tie na
tional convention-' ". ' ;
. ' Sir Wilfred Laurier and Minister of
- - - Murine Da vice will 'go : to England to
talk with Chamberlain about the.Alaa
t . kan Lpiindary. -.
' - . "".Ef porta .from, Southern Russia say
.cnfient belief of. . the appioaching end
of . the world s causing 'a panic among
the uneducated classes. . .
:.., . -i -
.The .Greek- government Jiasi been
i- . c fanted (be courtesy of having an en-.
. sign of tlie'Greek navy assigned to "duty
on the North Atlantic squadron. -
; .John Lind, governor of Minnesota,
has requesfeik the war , department to
allow the returning . volunteers of bis
tate to be landed in Portland, instead
. - :Of Ja Ban Francisco. ".. .-
- Preiderjt Mellen;- of .the Northern
; . ... Pacj fie "rail wajr in au interview, pub
lieued in "a." lLsto.eeLif$pec says bis
-J robdC.spebt but" talf. itsarn'ings for op-
."" era ting expenses lasV yea'Tand the
toad is now in a prosperous condition'."
-.i 1D8 war. DQEiienH are uei?iiiiiinir to
. . grow heavy and' Secretary Gage is seek
ing some way to increase , the stamp
.taxtJSlot machines and firearms it is
" kbagl4 may help to bear the.-burdens.
- - c":i-at.'jroiijer bond issue is also', mentioned.
7 " '.J ."GU.bei. of the
"intxntioual Institute of China,'!
.... designed to instruct ani.eleat'e, ihe
. - better class of Chinese, suys Dewey has
' naie rtCWna; reeHct Uncle Sam and
ArberlcpTisare agliih;eio?nn,aged to at-
T '. 'elaborate cHle.
" Siii Fiancjscci for. hamei i --
.s m AU the new rf6i8ft?,c-f. vol ip tee.rt
. - - will be afloat for. Manilby .Qctober.
. f-'i.v t
At Paseaic-N. J., the Botany Wort-
. .-;ed.Mills Compa.ny.Js to e,rec,t six build-
fcr. .- ,".:''-'" - - . -
" 'f' Tliirlt-slit vnlontnprs Irom'thn Sw..
onu uregon nave mppueu ior peas)
for-sliea tUty f.:. -"
- - .it '.
A Sou tli Atncan mining engineer
made the trip from London to Dawson
- - . is AppietoK, vre.,-a,--miii ooii.er
exploded, kiling two nietf'nd wound-
,jt -Drey tosY enemieswarittsUU iCfter fik-H
' with gnn cotton were sent him.
'1 ft. r Thomasrackatt Jteeji jas tendef ed
-xrx. WSvJspsjf nation taji .ggiigjeasman; ir.om
Maine.' The governor has accented .Ui
i'iV,TphiteBK UiVfltowing in the
wake of the storm in Porto Kioo-. vifhe
Majcr-Generat Otis is himsell acUBgd'
as cefinor oi tfispatches. jLjof uicle
uiues American success. -;
itis-ftllegeir iiY England ' that the'
iwXrBlvft,i8'5alRe"nliieiiJi iikim an4
-coorif musiagf ea XfS bomfPaul;
Kruger.f 'iSfTgS ijfffctai'ireads.
Hear MBr8nalrtovmr"fea, tlree
tramps, stealing a ride on; a Great
T ; VteenfrefglS " traijf shJt: ana killed
'T iBratemari - V?l8onAanrtSf CoudTitvfoiE
jMathews and threw their bodies' uKiref
Mm trnna . ' ' isi ' -"'
-;yri lpr9cnt' brf-HSP sek3ye salmon
- eaSoivTPiigt eeowd-ia so pheribnierral
.'Poget souml salwAf) wpself. will JSe ii rge
.' -ehowgh to-eotiypeinat fef the short aye
--kifrrivers. 5r J . . -: ;-
" : While .endeavoring to rescue one of
their comrades, arrested for - drunken
. neasi the-soli Jers (roin the Indiana bad
' -" fight with the police- of HonbluTit
which resulted in y heads beiYrg
. . brokeov bat nhd . police finally ktfxied
tlreir man.-- ? -
scaroity of", food is now-worrying the
Filipino rebels. Ot'rs- "-has '.g"railed
"them permission to prircliastf supplies"
- ..from the ships in the hacbor.'- '
i.Th pioposed ' pufilic warehbnHe Yo
be operated by the Toledo banks $eeina
. : Jto be a go, a majority of ,the banks
favor the project. . - ixj-i
Am'oing other "indu'sfries, the Bel ton,
.8. C, Mill Company, recently foimed
wffh capitaTbFt350.T)00. wilLeat.ablish
a cotton' n II- of 15,000 spindles or
more. . ;
' Tt is estimated that fully two-thlr-ds
of the whole amount of public money
: " held by the London banks does..: not
-". J Iwar interest. ' . .
Wool shipped by James .Garrard, ot
- - Rotwell, New Mexico, to Philadelphia,
brought 41 cents per. pound. It was
acoured wool of last spring's clip. r
" Hundreds of the. best artisans of
- Finland Lave already left their father
land for Sweeden and -Norway, , and
bnndreda Bore will set sail for Canada
and the United States, during the sum
mer, to esoape service as conscripts in
. ' the Russian amy.
England has ejected Russians from
her lands' at Hankow and trouble is iin
m'infent "" " " ,; V ''-.. .
' It is"saidthat food for Guerin. the
Tjfes'ie'aed Frenchman is sunnlied by an
underground passage.1 r'
Tlie governor of Wyoming and his
staff will meet the states' returning
volunteers in San Francisco.
A.n agreement has been reached with
.-Germanywhereby packages weighing
11 pounds may be sent by post.
L.'.Kt tiger's concessions to England are
so far reaching ''that it-is thought bis
resignation will be demanded.
In South America the products of
-Great' Birtaiu are i being replaced by
those.: from, the United.' States and Ger
iile.16 men were -'-desdentling into
the-: Cfcuohard " mia tit Hautec? oix-
France, a cable broke and all weie
i., Commercial .travelers will endeavor
to. have uniform style adopted in mile
age tickets by the railways of this
country. ,.. j.
An Italian anarchist organizer in
New; York stated, that workmen all
over' Europe are . organizing . for a
great uprising. : ; .
i The recent withdrawal of troops
caused trouble '. in 'Panay and Cebu
islands, but robber bands 'and aimed
lagals were punished, i -.-
A witness,' 'who at the former -trial
gave experf testimonV-tbat ?Dreyfus
wroe the bordereau,' has ' n;5 claibd
that. Esteihazy wrote it. f,' .,r
Through thajiero.io work of the sis
ters only four deaths resulted from the
terrible conflagration in the Orphan
asylum at Sparkill, N. Y. -, ? .
. An alleged member of the old royal
family demanded the throne of Corea
and was beheaded by order ' of Lady
Mo,7the power behind the throne. " '
Fiee trade privileges for . 10 years
have been granted Spain in the Sulu
islands." ' Germany and ' Great Britain
will also be granted .like privileges.
The pope blessed the Ulympia's crew
and sent an autograph letter to Ad
miral Dewey. He is much concerned
about war and, expressed the hope that
it will soon end.ij '
The Santo Domingan government
has surrendered to the revolutionists.
The rebels reached the capital and
tooftjpossession and Huereaux' successor
threw up the sponge. '-,.''.
So' satisfactory have been the results
of experhne'nt8 made with thorite, the
new high' fe'iplosive discovered by an
Oregon professor, that it will be recorn
mendedby the board of ordnance and
fortilications for use in the Philip
pines. ?J 7 ." ".' J
The national farmers' congress will
meet in Boston in October. "...
Our commerce, with - Germany for
4899 exoeeds all previous lecords. ,
' -:-'A stage in .Yellowstone -park turned
over. One person was killed and a
number were injured." :. j.
The eucalyptus tree is to be experi
mented with quite extensively in Cuba
as antj-alarial agent.
.i Suspicions cases of ,t over have oc
curred at Ojjzaba, Mexico, and it is be
lieved tt be yellow 4ever.
". ' General Otis reports every thing quiet
at Manila, '-fie is protecting, the lives
and property of all classes. '
. Tlie.Eovernors of 21 states have ap
pointed delegates to the anti-trust con-
tfereitce to be heldT at Chicago in Sep-
temW;. . " . r-f"- Ai-'
- The Olympia's batallion of 350 men
will.lead the parade in New York on
th'e'ocaiision of the arrival of Admiral
Pvwy- i . . a- -----. .. i :.
" Sergeant Crawford, who escaped, af
ter lettirigeight men put 'of the prison
all Wardneii has been Sriested -at- Mis
sbilfa,. Mont.-.' "i-T.. : .t'ii-.. T
Sir Thomas Lipton, the owner of the
Stoam6eK; Jias.sailed.irjr.41ii8 d6urjtj,.
He was given a hearty farewell by his
IHsTi-frieiid8.-.i" .-r...-- . .. -
. It is announced in London that the
governor of Natal has refused to allow
the transit Of empty 'Cartridge. caes
inteirasdssf tfci 3Sfinvaal.
A fitftawTYl inAfl affw in hainn maH, flf
. . ""."v. .. -
uieveiana, u.,-to eeeare- tne dtscnarge.
of a number of Vohinteers in the Four-
UeeilthiUiiitadfitatea. ihfantry. '
j A Washington speolal ays .that a'
modus vivendi has been agreedu'uoiSlJr
iltffiet itfsji jjgresji. .meets
in December. - " j
.iYiBrinia.pper says that aepiita
tion of American merchants fiom Ma-
jiila has goio'Washin'gtbn to promise
Jf scTie'rhe" S SotftHng tbe Philippines to
ilrSf-fitsSn. ' "
A-"fMasy!lS -drspatoh via Bong Kong
Says treason has -been.. discovered in
t Luzon.. A'Jiaiie. mayor had ODened
ka rebel lecpjitiiig .statipn and was be-
S.nig aide jjy-iijsurgent officers in dis
guise.' ' lie was, arrested and taken to
. . The wa. department Jhas given out
for ' publication a5 'statement of the
; finances of Cuba; - It shows that under
the management of the United States
government the receipts of the islands
fioin- January - to June of the current
year, extieededfhe expenditures by over
a million. hliars. .... -
Venicft hhs a cafe which claims that
ithfrs been open day and night for 150
- At JToxcroft,' Ale.. Mayo & Son are
running .their 'woolen mill from .4 A.
M. to 10 P. M.
;.. .Ejlectripjty has supplanted steam on
the railroad from Milan to Monza, the
oldest railroad in Italy. ... ,
' A clock is being constructed for Liv
erpool Streei station in London. The
interior of its case would allow five
persons to dine comfortably.
: Tie output of. sardines on the Maine
coast is likely to be increased from
900,1000 cans in 1893 to 3,000,000 this
yflar, in consequence of the introduc
tion of the new canning machine.
- Eight hundred "Japanese workmen
are .now employed in track work on
railways in Washington and - Oregon,
and they are. .said to" give better and
more constant service than white labor.
In France, if a person dies leav
ing insufficient money to pay bis debts,
the dootoi's bill is settled first, and
then the rest of the deceased's liabili
ties are dealt with.
Bertillon System Introduced
: by the Prosecution.
THE PERFORMANCE FELL FLAT
At a Lut Resort, the Prisoner Coun
sel Will Cull on Germany for the
: Documents Bertillon Kxclted. - "
Bennes, Aug.c 28. After "M. Bertil
lon, the handwriting expert, who is at
the head of the anthropometric depart
ment of. the. prefecture of police of
Paris, had concluded the first, install
ment of his so-called demonstration of
the guilt of Captain Dreyfus, a prom
inent Drey fusard referred to him as
the fin de sieole Cagliostro. TheDrey
fusards refuse to regaid him as any
thing but the piinoe of quacks, : They
cover his remarks 'with ' ridicule and
protest that the admission of his fan
tastic theories as evidence before the
eourtmartial is a disgrace to France.
"C est one honte," was tho remark
heard on all sides when tho session
closed, and the audience, mainly made
op of Dreyfusards, was being pressed
outside by the gendarmes, who clear
the courtioom as soon as the court ad
Nevertheless, even the Dreyfusards
do not deceive themselves as to the
effect of M. Borlillon's testimony or
"demonstration'' may have upon the
judges, who, they fear, will be galled
by what tho Dreyfusards consider spur
ious. All the judges have passed
through the Ecolo Polytechnique. the
highest school of scienoe in France,
and they are thus peculiarly interest
ed in such : "evidence" aa that of Ber
tillon. .Moreover, with the aid of the
innumerable diagrams and specimens
of . writing which he submits to them,
they may be able to follow his reason
ing intelligently, which is more than
any member of the audience could do
today, ii If the judges aouept Bertillon 'a
premises "that Dreyfua, as- an" expert
spy, dd not write in ordinary hand
writing, but in oiose imitation, even
contriving to give letters the appear
aujEe of having been tiaced, in order to
be able to repudiate them as a forgory
if detected then the structure built
upon this groundwork may be scien
tifically oorrect. Even Dreyfus, when
shown - Bertillon's demonstration, ad
mitted the ingenuity and plausibility
of the system, though he naturally de
clared that it was built on a false basis.
: A remarkable feature of Bertillon'a
deposition was the heat and excitement
he put into what was expected to be
a'Calm, dispassionate exposition of his
theory. He thundered, shouted and
waved his arms as though engaged in
some terrible dispute. . Once he literal
ly shrieked, and numbers of the usual
audience who hail been unable to fol
low him and were taking air in tho
courtyard, rushed back into the ball,
breathelssly inquiring what had hap
pened, imagining that he was fulminat
ing some dreadful denunciation of the
accused. Their excitement was turned
into hilaiity when they found that be
.vas momentarily impressing upon the
judges tho significance of the exact
space, measuied in centimetres, be
tween two words in the boiderau.
The Echo de Paris announced today
that tho counsel of Dreyfus had ob
tained possession of certain documents
mentioned in tho borderau, in Ester
hazy 's writing, whioh they "would pro
duce in court next-, week as a coup de
theatre. , The press correspondent in
quired as to this in competent Drey
fusard quarters this afternoon. He
was., assured that the statement was
erronneous, but was also told that the
defense, intended, in the event of Cap
tain Dreyfus being re-condemned, to
ask the Geiman government to com-
jxnuhicate these documents proving his
innocence, and tnat they had reason to
believe such a request would be granted.
.-;Th President's Philippine Policy.
Ocean Grove, N. J., Aug. 38. President-MoKinley,
in a speech here this
afternon, said: . " ' v
,"1. believe that there is more love
for our- country and more people love
the flag than ever before. Wherever
the flag. is raised it stands not for des
potism and oppression, but for liberty
and opportunity and humanity, and
what that flag has done for ns, we want
to do for all peoples and for all lands
whioh by the fortunes of war have oome
within, this jurisdiction. That . flag
does not mean one thing in the United
States and another in Porto Rico and
"There has been some doubt in some
quarters respecting the policy of the
government in the Philippines. I see
no harm in stating it in this presence.
Peace first; then, with charity ior all,
establish a government of law and
order, protecting life and property and
occupation for the well being of the
people who will participato in it under
the Stars and Stripes."
Negro Reeimonts for Philippines.
Washington, Aug. 28. Great pres
sure has been brought to bear .on the
administration to organize colored regi
ments for service in the Philippines.
The matter is still under consideration.
It is understood if a regiment is organ
ized, it will be officered by colored
Penalty for Stamp "Law Violation.
Washington, Aug. 28. The treasury
department up to this time has accept
ed all compromises of banks fur the
settlement of fines where examiners
have found them in possession of un
stamped checks and notes. Tho plea
in almost every instance is inadvert
ence. But the violations of the Jaw
have not decreased as they should, and
the department is on the point of
adopting a rigid policy of enforcing a
heavier penalty for every violation.
The liate Hurricane,
Norfolk, Va.. Aug. 26. It is now
thought that the number of people who
lost their lives by shipwreck and dis
aster attending the West Indian hurri
cane, which passed up the coast about
13 days ago, will reach 100. .Accounts,
in many respects conflicting, continue
to come from the Albermarle and Pirn
lico sound region and the coast from
Hatteras to Bodys island, in whioh
section tbe greater number of casualties
Steamship Alameda, just arrived,
reports all (juist in Samoa.
CUP CHALLENGER LEAKING.
Accident and Towing Believed to Be
the Cause. . '
New York, Aug. 28. The Tribune
says: Men whose opinions and yacht
ing knowledge are respected and es
teemed declared yebtetday that " the
Shamrock was twisted in the midship
section and that towing had caused a
strain which has "worked her plates."
One yachting expert who has built
yachts and has docked hundreds of
ships told a Tribune reporter last even
ing that in the afternoon he was sur
prised, while looking at the English
cup challenger, to see that she was
badly twisted in the midship section.
"The warp is quite apparent," he
continued, "to any one who knows
anything about the lines of a yacht
I fancied, that I detected the. twist yes
terday afternoon.- I am sure of it to
day, as by lightening, the Shamrock is
much higher out of tbe water today
than she was yesterday. Naturally
towing caused the straining and made
tbe plates draw and on that account I
believe the theory of a leak is quite
probable. If tbe yacht came over on
the port tack the tendency would be to
strain the hull to starboard, and such
a strain wonld undoubtedly cause the
plates on the port quarter to spring."
Others believe that the leak or strain
probably was the result of the acci
dent which happened to the Shamrock
when she ran aground in her trial
trips with the Prince of Wales' Britan
A GIGANTIC COMBINATION.
Trust to Control the Retail Dry Goods
Trade of the Country.
New Yoik, Aug. 36. The Herald
says: Arrangements are maturing for
the organization of a $50,000,000 dry
goods corporation in this oity to con
trol and operate diy goods and depart
ment stores throughout the country.
The Mercantile Reorganization ' Com
pany has recently been incorporated in
Trenton, N. J., as a preliminary to
Creating big corporations.
Men well known in tbe dry goods
trade have been working on the plan
for six months, it is said, and have in
terested financiers, who will back the
enterprise. It is expected that the
corporation will be launched in time
for the fall trade. It is proposed to
buy retail stores in cities having a
population of 20,000 or more. The
company expeots to control, from 500
to 3,000 stores throughout the country.
Many merchants,; it is said, have al
ready signified their intention of join
ing the combination.
Former proprietors of stores absorbed
by the corporation will be retained as
managers and will have interests in
the stores. They . will become stock
holders in the company. It is pro
posed to control the output of certain
mills and purchases will ' be made in
' Anarchy at Manila.
London, Aug. 28. The Labuan cor
respondent of the Reuter Telegraph
Company cables that reliable news re
ceived there direct from. Manila says
an indescribable state of anarchy pre
vails. ' The . Amerioans, according to
these advices, occupy a radius of 100
miles there. Arpund the town of Ho
Ilo they occupy a radius of nine miles,
and around Cebu they occupy a smali
radius. The rest of the country, it is
said, is in tbe hands of the Filipinos.
The correspondent also says it is re
ported the' Filipinos murdered the
crew of tbe steamer Suturnus. The
Satnrnus, of the Campania, coasting
under tbe American flag, was beached
under the insurgent trenches at San
Fernando and burned August 2.
California Boys "Landed.
San Francisco, Aug. 28. The Cali
fornia regiment landed from the trans
port Sherman today and marched to
the Presidio. As this was San Fran
cisco's home regiment, the demonstra
tion today exceeded in enthusiasm "the
reception accorded other regiments.
People came from all parts of the state
to see the show nnd this morning there
were fully 100,000 strangers iii town.
The troops landed at 7 o'clock and
were given breakfast at the ferry build
ing. Then they marched to the Presi
iio, escorted ' by. the Third, artillery,
o lor ado regiment and the national
uard. An immense crowd lined the
streets for miles and 'gave the volun
teers a. royal welcome home. .
Black Flag: Hoisted. ; ' 'X
Paris, Aug. 28. All ..was quiet, in
the vioinity of Rue Chabrol, j through
out, the .night, but ...at .4 , o'clock this
rooming a black thig appeared -in the
attic window.' Some days ago.'M.
Guerin stated that .. in .event of his
death, the party would' hoist the black
flag It is known that two of the party
have been ill, one seriously from con
gestion of the lungs. Communication
with the house is strictly forbidden,
even bearers of ordinary pblioe passes
not being allowed to approach. M.
Guerin resumed watch' on the roof at
5 A.M. ; " -
Washington, Aug. 28. The secre
tary of war has approved the recom
mendation of the 'chief of engineer's
that $7,500 be expended for a survey
of the Lower Willamette and Columbia
rivers, with a view to securing a 25
foot channel, and $2,500 for an exam
ination of the mouth of the Colubmia,
with a view of 'obtaining a depth of 40
feet over the bar.
The recommendation that $350 be
expended in a survey of Neah bay, with
a view of converting it into a harbor of
refuge, was also approved.
' " Bids for Building. -: -Bids
have been opened at Baker City
for the construction of the Citizens
bank building there and the lowest bid
was made by Contractor Angall. who
will likewise be authorized to do the
work. Mr. Angall'a bid is $17,600 on,
the Citizens bank building which is
to be erected by Fiank Geiser,
To Bring Home "Washingtonlaas;
Seattle, Aug. 24. Negotiations are
in progress for bringing the Wasbing
on volunteers from . San Francisco to
Seattle in a body after the muster on
at the farmer place. Two steamers
will probably be chartered. Levi An
keny, the well-known banker of Walla
Walla, has offered to bear the entire
expense of the vessels' charter, which
will amount to $7,000 or $10,000.
a Lively Time.
JVtts Have a good time yesterday?
nib forth Good time? Old boy, I
cai taito itjrst I Indianapolis Journal.
Orphan Asylum Burned at
Sparkill, N. Y.
CAUSED BY LAMP EXPLOSION
Flames Spread So Rapidly That There
Was Little Chance of Escape for the
Inmates Heroism of the Sisters.
JNyaok, N. Y., Aug. 29. Fire was
discovered in the large boys' and giils'
orphan asylum connected with St.
Anne'a oonvent, at Sparkhill, Rook-
land county, at 1 A. M today, but not
before the entire strucure. a frame
building, was wrapped in flames,
Many of the inmates, children, were
burned and suffocated, it was reported
early this monring. The exact num
ber of the dead could not be told at
8:15 A. M., when the first dispatches
reaohed this oity. '.
The asylum, which is conducted by
the Sisters of Mercy, held about 1,000
children.. It was a long frame build
ing, three stories high.
. The fire was not discovered until the
whole building was one mass of flames.
The children had scant chanoe for es
cape. Speoial trains over the New
Jersey Northern toad were rushed to
the nearest railroad station.
The asylum was situated between
Sparkhill and Orangeburg.
The' scenes at the conflagration were
heartrending. The children clad in
their nightrobes. could be seen falling
baokward into the flames and smoke,
while the shrieks of the dying could be
heard above the crackle of the devour
ing flames. Some of the children were
crippled for life by jumping frOm the
windows. Many of the sisters also
were injured, while others lost their
tives heroically while trying to rescue
lheir charges. .. -
Although the service of the fire de
partments from neighboring places had
been promptly rendered, the engines
arrived too late to be effective in sav
ing life or property.: -' - - ' A -The
fire was caused by the explosion
of a kerosene lamp.
RUSSIANS PUT OUT.
Great Britain A sserts Her Rights on the
-Shanghai, Aug. 39. As tbe outcome
of a dispute regarding the ownership
of some lands at Hankow, on tbe Yang-
tse-Kiang, about 700 miles from the
sea, which were purchased in 1863 by
the concern of Jardine, Matheson Ss
Co., but were subsequently included in
tbe new concession to Russia, the
owners, under the advice and protec
tion of Mr. Hurst, the British consul,
sent workmen to fence in the, tract.
After the work was begun, a dozen Cos
sacks from the Russian consulate, ap
peared on the scene and forcibly eject
ed the workmon. ' The captain of the
British second-class gunboat Wood
lark, specially designed for river serv
ice, after consulting with Mr. Hurst,
landed a party of bluejackets and
moved the Woodlark within firing dis
tance of the Russian" consulate. For
a time a fight seemed imminent, but
nothing further occurred. The blue
jackets are now guarding the property.
The British third-class gunboat Esk
has been dispatched to Hankow from
this port. Great' Britain is evidently
determined to uphold British rights.
TREASON IN LUZON.
Native Mayor Opens a Rebel Recruit
. . ing JStation.
"Manila, Aug. 24, via Hong Eong,
Aug. 29. Recent events have proved
somewhat discouraging to officials who
are trying to accompany wr with a
policy of conciliation. Two new mu
nicipal governments have collapsed
through treachery of the mayors. To
day the mayor of San Pedro Macati,
who was elected by the people under
the direction of Professor Dean Worces
ter, of tbe United States advisory com
mission for the Philippines, was
brought to Manila and lodged in jail.
The United States officers at San Pedro
Macati fonnd that - he was using his
office as. a recruiting station for the
Philippine army. Four disguised in
surgent officers were helping him.
' The mayor of Baliuag was also arrest
ed and confined in the same prison.
The Americans caught him passing be
tween the lines of the two' armies
with incriminating documents which
the' authorities" ' secured. Another
promient native - mayor - is nndez bmi
veillance. . ". r..
Summary Vengeance. -
" Engle, N. M.. Aug.' 28. W. J.
Spralding,- a wealthy cattleman con
trolling stock . interests in Ch lorulo,
wis killed by -cowboys near Fairview
in revenge for his murderous assault
upon Miss" Nellie McKinstry. Sprald
ing without provocation made a threat
ening remark to the woman as he was
riding by, both being on horseback,
and followed it np by firing a revolver
at her point blank. -; The shot took
effect in tbe woman's neck and she fell
from her horse. Cowboys near by
started after Spralding, who emptied
his . revolver at them. A fusilade
from Winchesters in the hands of the
pursuers brought Spralding to the
ground with' 6ix bullets in his body
and head. He died almost instantly.
The injured woman came here from
Marion, Ind., to act as housekeeper
for Spralding. . She will recover. No
cause for the trouble is known.
Arkansas Village Wiped Oat.
Little Rock, Ark., 29. A special to
the Gazette from Newport, Ark., says:
The little village of Pleasant Plain, In
dependence, county, was struck by a
storm' last, night and literally wiped
out of . existence. As the town has
neither telegraph nor telephone connec
tion, the details of the storm cannot be
learned at this time.
Arrival of the Boston.
San Francisco, Aug. 29. The cruiser
Boston arrived here today from Manila,
from which place she started June 8.
She was drydooked at Hong Kong,
and then went to Nagasaki and Yoko
hama, leaving the latter place July 29
for Honolulu, where she arrived August
9, making the record trip for a man-of-
war between Yokohama and Honolulu.
The Boston sailed from Honolulu on
the 17th inst., having a smooth passage
during the entire voyage from Manila.
G. Tuiina. the noted New York
sculptor Is dead. 1
BLESSED OLYMPIA'S CREW.
Pope Sent an Autograph Letter to Ad
New York. Aug. 80. A dipsatch to
tbe Journal and Advertiser from Rome
says: His holiness, tbe pope, is deep
ly concerned about tho war in the
Philippines. - He has communicated
bis anxiety to the Rev. Father Reamy,
chaplain of the Olympia.
In the plainest possible terms, Leo
expressed .a strong desire to see' peace
established between the United States
and the natives, and said that he con
templated the opening of negotiations
with the United States government
with a view to regulating the position
bf Catholics in the Philippines.
; All oi tins was in tne course oi a
snecial audience accorded to the chap
lain of Dewey's flagship. In heartfelt
erms, he expressed his horror of blood-
Shed that had occurred and dilated
upon the importance of making every
endeavor to bring it to an end. He
took it for granted that when peace
Was -concluded, the United' States
would establish a beneficent rule un
der which the Philippines wonld quick
ly reach a condition of happiness and
His holiness asked many .questions
about Admiral Dewey, his personalty,
bis opinions, and inquired sympa
thetically about tbe state of his health.
AC the conclusion of the interivew, he
gave Father Reamy an autograph let
ter for delivery to the admiral and
made the priest tbe bearer of his bene
diction to the ciew of the Olympia.
HOME FROM THE WAR.
Tenth . Pennsylvania Regiment
corned by the President.
Pittsburg, Aug. 80. With cannon
booming, bella clanging, whistles
shrieking, flags waving and mighty
cheers from hundreds of thousands of
throats, the brave Tenth Pennsylvania
volunteers were welcomed today, after,
more than a year : of service in the
The reception tendered the returning
soldiers will always be remembered in
this city as one of the greatest demon
strations of patriotism that has ever
taken place in this country. :
President MoKinley, Mrs. McKinley,
Majdr-General Merritt, Major-General
Francis V. ureene and other promi
nent national and state officers were in
the city. The president addressed the
returning volunteers and in a feeling
manner thanked them for their good
work in the Philippines.
ANOTHER DEAD MAN ALIVE.
Duluth Man Writes of Sufferings of Cape
Aome and Kotzebue Prospectors.
Minneapolis, Aug. 28. A special
to the Times from Duluth, Minn.,
says: John Duluth, reported dead in
the: Kotzebae country, has written
home telling of the sufferings. .of those
who have been at Cape Nome. .July
14, from Anvil City, Mr. Morrison
wrote that over 100 miners and prospec
tors must have perished in tbe Eotze-
hue district last winter. Six of the
party he was with died and the re
mainder came very near dying. ' His
entire party was sick and nearly starved
when a relief expedition found them.
Speaking of experiences with scurvy,
Mr. Morrison says: : "Our arms. and
legs swelled terribly, turned black,
our teeth became so loose you could
easily pull them out. My limbs are all
drawn np, but I am able to walk a
short distance without crutches. We
left our winter quarters in the Arctic
regions on June 6, and were , stuck in
the ice till July 12. We are now at
Cape- Nome, 120 miles north of. St.
Michaels. - There is no gold . in the
A VALUABLE ALLY.
Dato Mnndl and His Tribesmen Fight
Manila, Aug. 30. A repoi t received
here from Cebn says: . "
Danto Mundi, with his tribesmen,
have taken the war path against the
insurgents at Zamboanga, and has given'
them a warm battle. Mundi welcomed4
General Bates, saying he was anxious
to become an American citizen, and
asked permission to fight ' the insur
gents. He was given au Amerioan flag.
General Bates wll return to the Sulu
archipelago to arrange for establishing
an Amerioan garrison there.
Washington, Aug. 30. A dispatch
was received at the war department
from General Otis, stating that Dato
Mundi, of Zamboanga, attacked and de
feated the insurgents there August 26,
Thorite a Success. '
New York, Aug.' SO. A special to
the Herald from" Washington says: So
satisfactory have been the results of
experiments made with thorite,' the
new high explosive, that it will be
recommended by the board of ordnance
and fortifications for use in the Philip
pines. Up to this time it has success
fully undergone the various ' trials to
which it has been subjected. It will
explode, according 'to the official le
ports, only by means of a detonator,
and then only when confined.
Two 10-inch shells loaded with the
explosive which can be safely fired
from high power guns, were fired
through a five-inch plate and failed to
explode, breaking the steel walls of
the shell into small particles.
The 12 dynamite guns which will be
shipped ' this week to Manila, are ex
cellent in their way, but it is believed
that working jn conjunction with high
power guns throwing thorite, the moral
effect, not to mention the death and
destruction they will deal, will have
a salutary effect upon the Filipinos.'
Lawyers In Session.
Buffalo, Aug. 30. Judges, states
men and men of national prominence,
composing the American Bar Associa
tion, met in - the aldermanio chamber
ol the common counoil today, and
were welcomed to the city by Sherman
S. Rogers of the local bar association.
Joint High Coinml-slon.
Washington, Aug. 80. Correspond
ence is in progress between - tne mem
bers of the American contingent of the
Canadian high- joint commission look
ing to a meeting, at an early date, with
a view to maxing preparations ior a
report to congress upon the state of the
negotiations undertaken by the com
la Drey fas' Favor.
Bennes, Aug.. SO. The . balanoe ol
tbe evidence today, for a change, was
in favor of Dreyfus. Five witnesses
were for him and two against him.
Roof of Chicago's
Cause of Accident Unknown.
. Chicago. Aug. 30. Twelve steel
arches, each weighing 83 tons, which
were to have supported the superstruc
ture - of the Coliseum building, in
course of -erection on Wabash avenue,
fell to the ground late this afternoon.
It is known that nine lives were lost.
The bodies of three men are supposed
to be under the wreckage. Many are
in the hospital with injuiies received
in the accident, and of these four will
surely die. The dead are: -:
Charles Walpol, Edward -Murray,
Frank Logan, Stephen J. Thompson,
John Farrey, Richard Sherman, Theo
dore Tborne, Leroy Fenner, A. L.
The fatally injured are: John Morsh-
man, fractured skull and fractured
right leg; J. J. Dowd, internal injur
ies, both eyes out, both legs broken?
Peter Peliteir right arm cut off at
shoulder, skull fractured; John White,
skull fractured,, internal injuries.
Those missing and believed to be in
the ruins are: Edward Swanson,
Joseph King.' "' Several more were in
jured slightly. .
All of the 13 arohes were standing,
the 12th and last having been com
pleted today. It was the intention of
the steel contractors, the Pittsburg
Bridge Company, of Pittsburg, Pa., to
turn over ita woik tonight to the gen
eral contractors. The iron "tiaveler"
or derrick, which bad been used in tho
erection of tbe aorbes, had been re
moved and the agents .of the bridge
company were accounting their work
aa practically completed, when sudden
ly, and without warning, the arch last
put in place suddenly fell over againBt
the one next to it. Tbe weight was
too much for this; it gave way, crash'
ing against the third, and, one by one,
the great steel spans fell over to the
stcMith, prooisley in the same manner
aa a number of cards would fall.
Nearly all of the men who were killed
were at work on top of the arches 40
feet from the ground. Some of them-
made futile attempts to slide down the
side of tbe arches, but before they oopld
help themselves, they were hurled to
the ground. Many of them uttered
piercing shrieks for aid as they fell
Most of them were killed outrught by
the awful nature of their in juriee. The
skulls of tbe unfortunate nien were
orusbed into shapeless masses, their
limbs were out off as if by a monster
knife, and they were mangled beyond
j The direct cause of the accident is
hot known. One theory of .the acci
dent which receives . some sup
port is that a shifting of sand beneath
the foundation caused the collapse of
the first arch, which brought all the
others to the ground. A story which
cannot be substantiated is that a num
ber of workmen were using a pulley on
the north arch, while they were taking
down some scaffolding that bad been
erected around it. They caused the
arch to sway, and finally it swayed too
far and fell out.
' "I cannot say what caused the acci
dent," said Superintendent Johnson.
"I could hardly believe my eyes when
I saw the results of our weeks of work
destroyed in a minute."
; SPARKILL CONVENT FIRE.
Burning of the Orphanage Resulted in
. Four Deaths.
Sparkhill, N. Y., Aug. 80. Fire
that broke out at 1 o'clock thia morn
ing destroyed nino of the ten buildings
of tbe St. Agnes convent and orphan
age, entailing a loss of $150,000 and
causing the death of four persons. The
dead are: Helen Brown, aged 6; Em
ma Mackin, aged 7; "Jane," a pen
sioner, aged 70; Mary Kate McCarthy,
The missing are: Therese Murphy,
aged 14, and Mary Brown, aged 4.
The seriously injured are: Sister
Sienna; shock and - collapse; Sister
Marie, burns and concussion; Sister
Bertram!,- concussion of spine and
shook; Sister Eatherine, arm broken,
and Hannah Shea, leg broken. Twenty-five
inmates were injured by falls.
jumps and burns, none seriously.
That' more lives were not lost was
due to the heroism of the Sisters and
some of the elder inmates. When the
fire broke out, the 400 inmates of the
institution were asleep. Most of them
were gotten out in almost perfeot order,
but a score who risked their lives to
save others were finally forced either to
jump from the upper stories or make
desperate dashes through stairways
and corridors filled with flames and
Proclamation of Independence.
New York, Aug. 30. A dispatoh to
the Herald from Bnenos Ay res says:
Rio Janeiro and Para papers contain
numerous details of the proclamation
of independence of tbe Acre territory.
The chief of the new commonwealth is
a Spaniard, Louis Arias, who is busy
organizing his administration.
Apaches On the Warpath.
Jerome. Ariz.. Aue. 80. Jerome
was thrown in a fever of excitement!
today by the sudden appearance of a.
band of Apaches in war paint. The.
leaders of the tribe stopped and pur-'
chased a large supply of ammunition
and hastily left for Red Rock. The
band was composed exclusively of
Three of the Apaches were killed by
the Zunis, a New Mexico tribe, and
they hate sworn to avenge the m or
Another Kentucky Fend.
Louisivlle, Aug. 80. A special from
London, Ky., says: News is received
confirming the report that a pitched
battle took place Saturday between
James Hayes and bis three sons on one
side, and Senator William Clarke and
Sherman Leadford on the other side.
on' the streets of McEee, Jackson coun
ty. Clarke received three pistol wounds,
and his condition is critical. Young
Hayes was shot in the breast, and will
die. Bittet feeling, long standing be
tween the two families, the most
wealthy in Jackson county, caused the
BEST TRADE EVER KNOWN.
lonlshlng Increase Over That of Laet
Tear Is Shown. -
the R. G. Dun & Co.'s weeklv re-
w of trade says; Nothing is more
quent than tho facts. Aotual pay
nts through the principal olearing-
lisea were S3 per cent larger than
I year and 66.2 per cent larger than
the same week in 1893. For the
Inth thus far, the daily average of
ments is 26.3 per cent larger than
last year and 56 per cent larger than
'. Iron works which supply Pittsburg
are sold up far into 1900, and can do
nothing, though prices much beyond
what they received are paid by those
who must have iron this year. The
enormous demand for more railroads
and more rails and cara, more vessels,
warehouses and buildings to faandie
the extraordinary business in progress
cannot be met as quickly as men would
like, and work of all sorts is delayed,
from .the biggest war vessel .to tbe
smallest factory. -. ..; J
Western receipts of wheat no long
er keep up with' the extraordinary
movement a "year ago, falling 1,800,000
bushels behind for the week, but for
four weeks have been 15,367,414 bush
els, against 14,354,621 bushels last
year. Atlantic exports weie slightly
larger than last year, and in four
weeks, 11,421,333 bushels, flour in
cluded, against 11,737,285 bushels last
year, while Pacific exports have been
882,024 bushels for the week, and in
four weeks, 1,683,363 bushels, against
1,531,954 bushels last year.
' Failures for the. week have been 163
in the United'States, against 179 last
Lyear, and 16 in Canada, against 26
PACIFIC COAST .TRADE.
Portland Market. . j
' Wheat Walla Walla, ;6758c;
Valley, 5?59)c; Bluestem, 6061o
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$3.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 40 43c; choice
gray, 8741c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $16)17;
brewing, $18.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $33; shorts, $18; chop, $16.00
per ton. .
Hay Timothy, $89; clover, $7.
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton.
(Butter Fancy creamery,' 4550o;
seconds, 8540d;- dairy-, -8035o;
store, 23Ji37o. .. ; - ...
Eggs 18 18c per dozen.
Cheese Oregon 'full cream, ' 13o;
Young America, 13o; new. cheese,
10c per pound. . .' t . : ,
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.60
4. 60per dozen; hens, $4.50; springs,
$2 33.00; geese. $4.00(35.00 for old.
f $4. 50 6. 50, for young; ducks, $5,000
5.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12
13c per pound. "-:'.- ',
1 Potatoes 75c$l per sack; sweets,
2 8c per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, l2c per- pound; cauli
flower, 76o per. dozen; parsnips, $1
beans, 66c per pound; celery,
70 75c perrJozen; cucumbers, 60c per
box; peas, 334c per poond; tomatoes,
75c per box; green corn, 1215c per
Hops ll13o; 1897 crop, 46o.
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 813c; mohair.
, new, $1.251.50,p
s, new, lljc per lb!1
Beets, per sack, $1.10.
Turnips, per sack, 75c.
Carrots, per sack, 90c. ' "
Parsnips, per sack, $1 1.75. '
n.nl!fl.I... t. ns.
Cabbage, native and California
$1 1.36 per 100 pounds. ,..
Apples. $1.251.75 per box, .
Pears, $1.75 per box. )
Prunes, $1 per box, ,
Watermelons, $32.50. '
Cantaloupes, $1.50 3. 75.
Butter Creamery, 25o per pound;
dairy 1720o ranch, 13.17c per lb.
Cheese Native, 12 18c.
Poultry 1314c; dressed, 16Jc.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $79;
choice Eastern Washington tim
othy, $14.00. . -
Corn Whole. $23.50; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.00.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$21; whole, $33.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
blended straights, $3.35: California
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.50; graham,
per barrel, $3.60r whole wheat floor,
$8; rye flour, $4.50.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $15;
shorts, per ton, $16.
Feed Chopped feed, $20.50 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $22; oil cake
meal, per ton, $35.
San Franelsoo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 12 14c per
pound; Oregon, Eastern, 1014o; Val
ley, 14 19c; Noithern, 8 10c.
Onions Silverskin, 90c $1 per
Butter Fancy creamery, 2728o:
do seconds, 82 3 6c; fancy dairy,'
2336c do seconds, 1922o per
Eggs Store, 1922o; fancy ranoh.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.753.26; Mexican limes, $45.00;
California lemons, 76o$1.50; do
choice, $1.752.00 per box.
Hay Wheat, $69; wheat and
oat, $7 8; oat, $3 9; best bar
ley, $4.50 7; alfalfa, $6.00 7 per ton;
straw, 20 85o per bale.
Oregon Burkanks. $1.25$1.60; liver
Burbanks, 4590o; Salinas Bur banks,
$1.251.50 per sack.
Tropical fruits Bananas, $1.60
2.50 per bunch; pineapples, $39
4.00; Persian dates, 66io per