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CORVAIiL,IS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1899.
VOL. XXX VI. NO. 37.
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From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
CompreheDilT. Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Put Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns
The demand for lumber ia unprece
dented throughout the country..
The battleship Wisconsin will be
rpflrlv fni- hap trial within n fnrtniohr
The famous petrified forests of Ari
zona may be set aside for a national
The Onion Facifio will increase its
capital stock and buy the connecting
line to the Pacific. .. j
- The Nebraska boys were given a
rousing reception at Omaha and
throughout the state. .
The lawyers in session in Buffalo
favor the new bankrupt act, but be
lieve creditors should have better pro
tection. : :
The taking of the census in Cuba ia
said to be a preliminary step to the
establishment of a republican form of
The governor of Vermont wanted
heavy cannon for the Dewey salute and
lias ordered them shipped from San
Franoisco. : '"
There is active recrniting everywhere
in Peru and the government continues
to send troopB to the interior. Busi
ness is at a standstill and mines are
An agent of the British government
who is in Seattle on business says that
Krnger does not want war, bat will
likely be forced to it by younger blood
which now practically controls his cab
It is reported in Manila that Agui-
ii- i i i . i. .. i t i
. naiuu iirh uruereu uv rtjuei generals iu
the province of Cavite to close in on
and attempt to take the town of Imns,
and it is added the troops are concen
trating around the town from the lake
To combine the combination of
trusts is the object of an incorporation,
the papers for which have recently
been taken oat - in New Jersey. The
idea' is to form one gigantic oentral
company, employing the entire produc
An elaborate .plan is on foot for an
alliance of the Central American
states. Their fleets would - combine
and work together and they would con
trol an inter-oceanic canal. It is the
intention to have the agreement ex
tend for 25 years. . .
. Illinois white men killed two negroes
and the colored people have called up
on the authorities for prompt action.
The trouble originated in a grading
camp at Rock ford and 19 black men
who were driven from the camp are
now being fed by the police in Chicago.
Miners in Mexico are not being mo
lested by the warring Yaquis.
The Prussian diet has closed. No
action was taken with the canal bill.
Mrs, Phoebe Hearst, is the prinoipal
stockholder in a new California oil
A Japanese paper - says Aguinaldo
was killed by General Pio del Pilar
last June - -
The military commander of San Cris
tobal has been assassinated by the San
Domingan rebels. . ' -
' Julia Pent Grant, daughter of Fred
erick Dent Grant, now serving in "the
Philippines, will wed a Russian prince.
Walter Wellman the .leader of the
polar expedition, has arrived in Eng
land. He is probably crippled for life
as a result of his trip.
A company with a capitalization of
$20,000,000 is forming in San Fran
cisco for the purpose of establishing
big enterprises in China.
According to a statement just issued
by the California state bank commis
sioner, the inorease in assets and lia
bilities is the largest ever shown.
The United States transport Giant,
bearing the Idaho, North . Dakota and
Wyoming volunteers, has arrived in
San Francisco. During the voyage
there were five deaths.
General Joe Wheeler in an inter
view with a press correspondent says
be believes Otis will soon make rapid
urogrees. He says he likes the Philip
pines and that the impression that the
country is unhealthy is wrong.
James Hamilton Lewis, of Washing'
ton, is about to leave for England to
. press upon the attention of the British
government the claims of a large. num
ber of American miners, aggregating
nearly $25,000,000, and mostly in the
' Two wrecks in one day were re
ported on the Rock Island. The east-
bond flyer ran into a freight train at
Keats, Kas. The engineer and fireman
of the passenger Jrain were severely
injured. The Keokuk express ran off
the track near Elgin, 111. The train
was badly smashed, but no one was in
An anti-kissing league has been in
augnrated among the society girls of
the East side of Cincinnati.
It is proposed to set np a modern
American- saw mill in China, where
lumber is still sawed in the primitive
methods of a century ago.
Boston's largest .'and owner is Arch
. bishop Williams, who holds in his
name real estate valued at $7,000,000
belonging to the Roman Catholic
N. H. Brown, a London editor, has
made nine journeys around the world
The Cologne Gazette publishes an
editorial advising German commercial
circles to accept the invitation to be
represented at the Pbiliadelphia expo-
The Pressed Steel Car Company in
Pittsburg, Pa., has received orders for
3.500 cars of 100,000 pounds capacity
each from the Erie railroad, Western
New York and Pennsylvania railroad,
and the-Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg
railroad. 1 The contract price of the
orders aggregates $2,750,000.
A silk, ribbon trust has beon organ
zed. -j .r ... c -.
Fear of war is effecting trade in
The Washington volunteers have
sailed for home.
. The condemned ship Relief is to be
used as a floating hospital at Manila.
Otis will send the Ohio after the
grounded Morgan City troops at Nag
asaki. Yucatan Indians now refuse tf pay
taxes in Mexico, and more trouble is
British seamen have declared a gen
eral strike and the movement will
effect all British ports.
Thousands of veterans are in attend
ance at the national G. A. R. encamp
ment in Philadelphia.
Admiral Dewey has arrived at Gib
raltar. He will sail for New York be
fore the middle of the month.
'. Five of Colonel Bell 's men encoun
tered a rebel outpost near Porao and
one of their number was killed and an
. Private McVeigh, sentenced to be
shot at San Francisco for murderously
assaulting an officer, will have a life
term of imprisonment instead.. f.
The retail butchers propose to make
a great fight against the trust They
have $10,000,000 of capital and mem
bers in nearly every large city in the
Kruger has withdrawn his conces
sions to England. . The time of resi
dence necessary to obtain franchise has
been increased instead of decreased as
Labor i is on the war path. ' He has
given formal notice that he will seek
information in foreign channels, as has
the prosecution. This, it is said, will
bring about grave complications.
' Ezterhazy, who is in London, says
disastrous results will follow the ac
quittal of Dreyfus. . Mercier certainly
will be condemned, and that will only
be the beginning of trouble in France.
A Washington correspondent says
the president has made up his mind as
to the government of our new posses
sions. Each group will have a differ
ent form of control. Cuba will be in
dependent, unless annexation- is de
sired, in which event, American senti
ment' will determine form. Philip
pines will be governed by three com
missioners; Porto Rico by territorial
government and Hawaii as reoommend
ed hy the the; commission. - '
Eighteen cased and three deaths is the
yellow fever situation at Key West.
' The president's census proclamation
does not impress the Cubans favorably.
'" Santo Domingo City, the - capital,
has declared for Jim ines. the revolu
tionist. . . ' ' -; ' '
A Kentucky desperado carried out
tits threat and killed an officer sent to
arrest him. r -.
The rebels attacked Angeles with ar
tillery, but were driven off by Colonel
Smith's men. '
New England silverites eulogized
Aguinaldo and denounced the Ameri
can war policy.-
The matter of abrogating the Clay-ton-Bulwer
treaty will soon be taken
up with Enlgand.
The Boers are rushing supplies to
the Natal border to be prepared to
strike the first blow.
The transport Morgan City, bound
for Manila .with reinforcements . for
Otis, grounded at Nagasaki, Japan.
, Dreyf us' friends say the tide has
turned and the prisoner cannot now be
condemned. His innocence is almost
The United States hospital ship Re
lief, which recently arrived in San
Francisco from Manila, has been con
demned. The Kansas regiment has left Manila
for home. The Iowa and Tennesse
regiments are now the only ones left
in the islands.
While mentally unbalanced, Henry
Emde, a Chicago carpenter, shot and
killed his wife a'nd fatally wounded his
5-year-old daughter. s
A member of Admiral Sampson's
staff says be does not want to retire.
The admiral is in good health and
wants to stay with the squadron.
As a result of a row between strikers
and a repair gang at West Pittston,
Pa., John Pollock, was killed and
eight others were severely injured. -
. Kruger has backed down from the
position he had taken. He has agreed
to the proposed conference at Cape
Town and will explain the franchise
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, proph
esies that expansion will be the sal
vation of cotton, and ia about to start
a crnsade in the South to spread the
The secretary of the interior has or
dered that sheep be excluded from the
Haniei reseive in Washington. Graz
ing is considered injurious to fotests.
This decision is but a precedent, and
it is said it. will be but a short time
until sheep' are excluded from all the
forest reserves of the country, includ
ing the great Cascade reserve in Ore
gon. Charles Prophenas, of Milbnrn, N.
J., says he has solved the problem ot
Preparation for the erection ot the
$16,000,000 steel plant which is to be
located at Stony Point, neat Buffalo,
N. Y., are in active progress.
Captain Davis Dal ton, the swimming
expert who was drowned r.ear Far
Rockaway, was known as the champion
life saver of the world, having lescued
278 people from drowning.
. David Henderson, the theatrical
manager, received a discharge in
bankruptcy in the United States dis-
rict court in New York.
Cash Mosby, a prominent negro
and excursion agent of the Southern
railroad, is promoting a reunion of ex
slaves and slave holders of the South
to be held in Chattanooga this fall.
L. Bamberger & Co., of Philadel
phia, have sold to the American To
bacco Company, the trust. 25,000
oases of leaf tobacco for $1,000,000,
being the greatest sale evei made in
American Soldiers in Negros
in a Hot Battle.
DARING FEAT ACCOMPLISHED
Tmnpa Ailtnncml a, Thousand Feet Up
. Perpendicular BluO Under a Hot
Fire and Dislixl ed the Enemy.
Manila, Sept. 5. Argognla, the most
impregnable stronghold of the bands
which have been destroying planta
tions and levying tribute on the people
of Negros, was taken Thursday by the
Sixtli infantry, under Lieutenant-Colonel
Bryne. The only means of reach
ing the town was up a peipendicular
hill, oo'veied with dense shiubery and
1.000 feet high. The Americans ac
complished this under fire, although an
officer and several men were' nit and
rocks wore rolled down upon them.
The native strength was estimated at
400.;- ; Mauy of the rebels were wound
ed and captured, and 21 were killed.
The American forces captured a quan
tity of stores and destroyed the fortifi
cations. The shipping commissioner of Ma
nila, a Filipino, hitherto in high stand
ing, has' been arrested, charged with
appropriating half Of the first month's
salary and levying monthly thereafter
an assessment on all the native sailors
shipped from this port. It is repre
sented that he held a commission in
the insurgent army, and was raising
funds for the insn erection; but it is
thought that his operations were mere
ly private blackmail. The informa
tion resulting in the arrest of the ship
ping commissioner reached the port
captain arid chief of police thhrough a
sailor who is not In sympathy with
The Official Gazette, published at
Tarlao, which has been received .iere,
contains an order by Aguinaldo as
sembling the Spanish civil prisoneis
and 'skk soldiers at the ports of San
Fernando, Union and Dagupan for re
patriation. The order stipulates that
vessels calling must' fly the Spanish
or Red Cross flags. Jamecilla, the
Spanish commissioner, intends to ask
Major-General Otis for permission to
Food Supply ! Low.
Manila. Sept. 5. Many Spanish
prisoners are escaping from the Fili
pinos and bringing into the American
lines stories of hard trearaent. They
agree that the Filipinos arc exceedingly
short of rations, and that a large sec
tion of their troops is leduced to the
use of home-made black powder. The
natives are trying every scheme to get
food and munitions . from Manila.
Daily arrests are made for attempts to
smuggle contraband of war through the
American lines. In One case a cascoe
with a cargo of bamboo poles was over
hauled and the poles were found fall
. The insurgents have a wholesome
respect for the British on account of
several threats of British waiships to
bombard their towns unless the rights
of British subjects are respected.
OIU Charted With Perjury.
Chicago, Sept. 5. The Times-Herald
says: : , ' ,
"Charges of perjury and suborna
tion of perjury have been filed against
General E. 8. Otis, commander of the
American army in the Philippines,
with President McKinley, by Frank P.
Blair, one of the oounsel for Captain
O. M. Carter, late government engineer
at Savannah. Counsel Blair declares
that at an early date he will also file
charges of perjury and subornation ol
perjury against Judge-Advocate Col
onel Thomas H. Barr and President
McKinley. Colonel Barr appeared in
the famous trial of Carter for the gov
ernment. General Otis was president
of the Carter court-martial."..
Dewey's Chinese Fighters.
New York, Sept. 6. George H.
Holden, who has been in the Philip
pines attending to the prize and bounty
laims of the sailors who look part in
ie battles of the late war, is in th
ity. In an interview he said:
"I received the utmost courtesy Iron:
Admiral Dewey. When 1 was leaving
and called to pay my respects to the
admiral, he said, among other things:
'Mr, Holden, when you get back I wish
you would see our congressman and get
him to pass a law which will allow the
Chinese boys whom I have had with
me to come to America. If they are
good enough to fight with us and to
wear the medals of our government,
they are good enough to become citi
Carried Out His Threat.
London, Sept. 5. A roport is cur
rent that Deputy Sheriff Lewis, of
Manchester, was killed yesterday in
Clay county. - Several weeks ago in
Manchester, Deputy Stubblefield was
shot by Matt Smith. Smith escaped
capture, and, going to his home, sent
word to the county officials 'that he
would never attend court alive, there
fore it would be fatal for persons to at
tempt to take him. Yesterday Lewis
'went to serve papers on him and he
was shot dead as ho passed Smith's
house. If the report is true, this
makes the third killing in Clay county
the past week.
Fire Darien Rioter Convicted.
Darien, Ga., Sept. 6. After thre
days' sitting, five of the rioters on trial
here have been convicted. The first
jury retired yesterday afternoon, and
immediately afterward the judge called
a second- bunch of five and court sat
until a late hour getting evidence and
hearing arguments.' The court then
adjourned, and the jury retired. Up
to noon today they had not reached a
verdict, and it is feaied they will not
Lost in Brhrinjr Sea.
Seattle. Sept. 5. The schooner
General McPherson, which wintered
t Kotzebue sound, Alaska, arrived to
tight from St. Michael with 65 passen
gers. She reports that in the recent
storms in Behring eea two of her crew,
Charles Schultz, of Germany, and J.
Larsen, of Eureka, Cal., were washed
overboard and drowned.
Alexandria, Sept 6. His holiness,
Pope Sophronius, patriarch of the orth
odox Greek church of Alexandria,
Lybia, Ethiopia and all Egypt, died to
day, aged 103.
Xiee Recommends Independence With a
Chicago. Sept. 4. A special to .the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
General Fitzhugh Lee has made an
elaborate report on pievailing condi
tions in the territory in Cuba under
his jurisdiction, and takes strong
ground for an independent Cuban gov
ernment under an American protector
ate. The war department in March
directed the commanders of depart
ments in Cuba to make a report on the
conditions in their several sections,
and to accompany it with recommen
dations as to the treatment of the na
tives.; General Lee is the only com
mander who has so far responded.
General Lee begins his report by
stating conditions in Havana and Pinar
del Rio ' provinces are making . rapid
progress toward a state of peace, good
oider and prosperity. He goes into
this in great detail, taking up the sub
ject town by town, and showing a gen
eral improvement throughout the west
ern end of the island. His report in
this respect is very gratifying, indicat
ing as it does that there is not so much
suffering from want of Jood as is often
asserted in unofficial reports..
Turning to recommendations, Gen
eral Lee urges the taking of self-government.
General Lee thinks that the
next steps should - be the careful con
sideration of the question of suffrages
for the Cubans. He takes it for grant
ed that there will be elections by the
natives, and he points out the import
ance of wise action in determining the
qualifications of voteis. .
I He recommends an independent re
publican government, with a president,
nrice-piesideut and congress. He would
liave this established soon, arid ad
jvises the holding of a general election
for the selection of those officers. He
says nothing about a constitution; leav
ing it to be inforred that he either over
looked that step or wonld have it left
to the Cuban congress to provide after
Sta installation in office.,
i General Leo evidently foresees that
while the United States might provide
Cuba with a model system of govern
ment, the natives wonld be likely to
spoil it in the administration, and he
lias submitted suggestions for keeping
the government machinery running
along lines that . commend themselves
to the American mind.
Even after relieving the Cubans in
part of American protection, be would
have United States troops maintained
in the island to protect Americans and
other aliens in the enjoyment of their
personal and property rights. -
Packing; Plant Burned.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 4. Fire
broke out at 1 o'clock this morning in
the big plant of the Jacob Dold Pack
ing Company, which covers several
acres of ground on the west river bot
toms between Ninth street and tho
Missouri river. The fire started in the
fertilizing department, burned through
the engine room and was burning fierce
ly before . any fire apparatus arrived.
.The water pressure in the vicinity of
.the fire was very . low, and the firemen
were handicapped in their work. The
fertilizing department, the engine
'room, the ice plant, the sausage de
partment and the lard room were de
stroyed, with much costly machinery,
and other parts of the plant were more
or less damaged. .
Plan for Smncel'nE Chinamen.
Hong Kong, Sept 4. Reliable in
formation is at hand that some 400
Chinese are to be shipped from heie
via San Francisco, purporting to be
acrobats, - jugglers, etc., for the Phila
delphia exhibition,, and that certain
men here have received certain Bums of
money to cause them to be landed in
America, and the Chinese believe that
they will be allowed to remain there.
The first batch of 190 have gone for
ward in the Nippon "Maru. : There ia
no doubt that these Chinamen are
simply being smuggled into America
to remain there.
Five Men Killed.
; Pittsburg, Sept. 4. A boiler explo
sion at the Republic Iron Works on
Sooth Twenty-fourth street shortly be
forn daylight today killed five men and
seriously injured seven. The mill was
tartly wrecked and the entiro plant
was compelled to close down.
' The explosion occurred just as the
night force was leaving and . the day
force was coining on duty, bo there
were only a few mn in the mill at the
time. If it had happened half an hour
later, the list of dead and injured
would have been' appalling. .
Served Forty Days.
New York. Sept. 4. A special to the
Herald from Washington says that
although 11 ham Cronk, ot Ava, N. Y.,
aged 99, is still carried on the pension
rolls, press dispatches recently an
nounced his death. Ho was not only
the last survivor of the war ot 1812,
hut also the oldest pensioner. He
served . 40 davs in the fall of 1814 in
the New York militia.
Sampson to Be Relieved.
Washington, Sept 4. At the con
clusion of the Dewey celebration, it ia
announced. Admiral Sampson will be
relieved of command of the North At
lantic squadron. This action is taken
at the request of Sampson, who has al
ready had much more than his portion
of sea service in his grade. Admirals
Farqnhar and Remey are prominently
mentioned as Sampson's successors.
Gt China an Ultimatum.
London, Sept. 4. A . dispatch from
Shanghai reports that sorious trouble
occurred in Kiao Chou, Hinterland,
between the Germans and Chinese in
which six of the latter were shot The
German minister to China has handed
an ultimatum to the Chinese govern
ment declaring that unless . there is se
curity of life and property and order is
maintained in Hinterland, Germany
will take steps to protect her own inter
For the Dewey Rome Fund.
Washington, Sopt. 4. United States
Treasurre Roberts has received a con
ribution of $1,000 from the New York
ournal for tho Dewey home fund, and
tl.OOO from Marcus Daly & Co., of
Anaoonda, Mont, making a total to
date of $23,109.
Chicago, Aug 31. The list of thoso
who lost their lives yesterday in the
falling of the heavy iron arches which
formed the skeleton of the Coliseum
now numbers 10. One man. Edward
Swanson reported among the missing,
was today added to tho roll of deaths.
T OF THE ISLES
Each Group Will Have a Dif
ferent Form of Control. '
PRESIDENT MADE UP HIS MIND
Cuba Will Be Independent. Unless An
nexation Is Desired Philippines to
Be Governed by a Commission.
New York, Sept. 6. A special to
'.he Herald - from Washington says:
There ia good authority for the state
ment that the president has returned
to Washington with these general ideas
uppermost iu his mind as to his future
course in relation . to the new depend
encies: The Philippines Civil government
by three commissioners to supplement
military, rule immediately aftsr the
rebellion ia ci ushed.
Cuba Continued military control
until it is determined by means of a
general election whether the inhabit
ants want independence or annexa
tion. If independence, the new gov
ernment elected will be recognized by
the United States and will be given
encouragement' and every opportunity
to establish its stability. If annexa
tion, the president will be governed
by the sentiment of American citizens
as it may then exist
Porto Rico Civil government of the
territorial form, similar to that which
prevails in Arizona.
Hawaii Territorial form of govern
ment as recommended by the. Hawaiian
commission and as provided for in.
a measure now pending before congress.
Some weeks will elapse before the
president settles down to the' actual
preparation of his message, but be has
returned from his vacation' with some
well-defined views as to the difficult
problems which confront him and will
immediately commence discussions of
the details with the members of bis
It has been generally supposed that
with the war still in progress in the
Philippines the president would avoid
committing ' himself to recommenda
tions of the future government of the
islands, but such will probably not be
the case.' His Pittsburg speech leaves
no room for doubt that be will insist
upon American control of the Philip
pines. To this extent he has come out
squarely and thrown down the gauntlet
to the anti-expansionists.
Mr. McKinley not only favors the
permanent control but is prepared with
all of the forces at his command to
fight for it, but to avoid the charge of
militarism, and that is his reason fot
making the recommendations, he pro
poses outlining a plan to congress for
submitting a civil form of government
for the military the- moment peace is
obtained and the complete supremacy
of the United States established.
Farther discussions with bis cabinet
may change somewhat the president's
views as to the form of civil govern
ment best suited to meet the situation,
but at present the commission' idea
predominates. Professor Schurmann.
president of the peace commission, is
understood to favor this kind of con
trol and a historical review recently
prepared for the president, showing
that the United States has frequently
adopted this method of control of new
territory in a transitory state, has
deeply impressed members of tne ad
ministration. It is appreciated that it will be some
years, before the islands are ripe for
even a territorial form of government,
such as is. proposed for Porto Rico, so
that control by commissioners, much
the same as in the District of Co! urn -'bia,
is deemed a happy substitute for a
military government and a safe and
simple means of control preliminary to
the establishment of a territorial form
of government, when it may be possi
ble to give the natives generally the
right of suffrage.
. The plan under consideration con
templates three commissioners, one an
army officer, fo have charge of fiscal
affairs, another a naval officer to have
control of the customs, and the third,
a leading native officer of legal exper
ience to - look after the judiciary, all
three to be appointed by the president
and confirmed by the senate
Further details contemplate giving
the Filipinos a .voice in all municipal
affairs and the moat liberal self-government
possible. ' :
. Columbia the Defender.
Newport, R. I., Sept. 6. In "today's
race, the second and last of the official
trial races for the settlement of . a de
fender for the America's cup',; the Co
lumbia again demonstrated that she is
the superior of the Defender, the 1895
champion, by defeating her 10 minutes
and 7 seconds over a triangular course,
in an eight-knot breeze and a smooth
Calcium Light Plant Exploded.
. Chicago, Sept 0. By the explosion
of a calcium light tank filled with car
bonic acid gas, in the Chicago Calcium
Light Company's machine room on
Washington street today, Frank Hop
kins was fatally burned and Howard
McClethan seriously injured. The first
floor ot the building was wreoked.
Several persons who were passing were
slightly cut by flying glass. -.
McKinley Mot Coming; to the Coast.
Washington. Sept. 6. Senator Car
ter, of Montana, who has just returned
from a European trip, was at the
White House today, and, after a confer
ence with the president, stated, that
Mr. McKinley would be compelled to
give up his contemplated trip through
the West. He will attend the cere
monies attending the laying of the cor
nel -stone of the Chicago postoffioe,
October 1, bat it is altogether improb
able that he will get further west than
Motor-Cycle Tandem Race.
New York. Sept. 6. The cycle race
meet of the Atlantic Athletic Associa
tion at' Manhattan Beach today drew
3,000 people. The main event .was a
25-mile motor-cycle tandem race.
First money was won by J. W, Judge
and Charles W. Miller in. 39:68, beat
ing the world's record on any class Of
machine. ' .
Drowned While Bathing-.
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. - 4. One
man and four children, three girls and
ne boy, weie drowned at Blackrock
.oil ay while sea bathing.
WRECK OF THE MORGAN CITY.
All Bands Were Landed, but the Cargo
t.. . Was Lost. .
Washington, Sept. 6. The follow
ing dispatch, received this afternoon,
gives some particulars of the wreck of
the transport Morgan City:
"Nagasaki, Sept 5. Adjutant-General,
Washington: The transport
Morgan City, under guidance of an ex
perienced pilot, struck a reef on the
inland sea, eight miles from Ononuobi
and 250 miles from Nagasagi, about 4
a. m., September 1. She backed off at
daylight. The' vessel filled rapidly;
was beached and all were saved. The
officers and crew did splendid work.
Have telegraphed to Kobe for food, and
am sending a wrecking orew, vessel
and food from here. Cargo almost all
lost. : Can you send me a transport
from Manila. American money is
good here only, hence the delay.
General Otis cabled Minister Buck
for particulars, and notified the de
partment that the Ohio would be sent
to Nagasaki. The government suffers
no great loss in the wreck of the
Morgan City, save that of time, as she
was a chartered vessel and the owners
re the losers.
A Total Wreok.
London. Sept. 6. According to a
dispatch to the Daily Mail from Kobe,
Japan, the Morgan' City is a total
BOER WAR PARTY
In Control of Affairs in the Transvaal
Peace Is Considered Hopeless.
London, Sept. 6. The Johannesburg
correspondent of the Standard says:
"I learn from an official, who has
been earnestly striving or peace, that
tne matter is now hopeless. The Boers
will probably declare war at 48 hours'
notice, and will try to raid Natal be
fore the British troops arrive. I be
lieve the Oiange Free State will join
the Transvaal, but -that the Boers in
Natal and Cape Colony will remain
quiet at the outset, unless irritated by
the dismissal of the Cape Colony cabi
- "The Boers have the fullest confi
dence in their magazine rifle and their
skill in marksmanship. State Attorney
Smuts is the chief inciter of the war
party. Thirty thousand men in the
Transvaal and 20,000 in the -Orange
Free State will take the field."
The Times prints a letter from the
bishop of Pretoria, appealing for funds
to relieve the terrible . distress caused
by the protracted tension and the fears
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Delagoa Bay says the refugees from
Barberton declare that they were
warned to leave, as the Foers intended
to cordon the district. There are nu
merous dispatches giving rumors as
to war plans and preparations.- the
probable attitude of the natives and
AFFAIRS IN - BRAZIL.
Sale of a Large Tract to the German
V " Government.
Rio de Janeiro. Sept. 6. Notice hat
been received from Berlin that the
Duke of Saxe has sold to the German
government lands in Santa Catherine,
estimated at over 1.000 square leagues.
The minister of the exterior has con
cluded conferences with the Bolivian
minister about , Acre. the territory
claimed by Brazil and Bolivia, the in
habitants of which recently claimed
their independence and constituted a
new Sonth American commonwealth.
The government hasrdered that mu
nitions of war be .sent ..with all haete
from Bahia to Para - Three gunboats
will ascend the river Para- above Acre
in a few days. ;
.. ' Rear-Admiral Howison and the offi
cers of the United States cruisers Chi
cago and Montgomery visited Petropo
lis Saturday and Sunday, where they
were entertained at the United Statet
legation. 1 .
The -resignation of the Argentine
ministers is regarded as a condemna
tion of tl:e policy of General Rocas re
garding Brazil and the delivery of the
SEVEN WERE DROWNED.
Accident to a Sailing Party, Caused by
the Sinking of Thwlr Boat.
Halifax, N. S., Sept. 6. A sailboat
was sunk tonight near the mout'j ol
Halifax harbor, and several lives were
lost, the victims belonging to this city.
There were 1 1 persons in the boat and
four were saved." The mast was lifted
out of ita stepping by a squall of wind,
and when it fell back into its pocket it
punched a hole in the bottom of the
boat, causing her to sink. in a few min
utes. Those drowned are: Robert Dav id
son, plumber, wife and three nnmar
lied sisters; W. Hamilton, employed
in the city clerks' office, and John E.
Hancock, clerk. . v
Held Up the Honse.
Spokane, Sept. 5. Two masked men
at 4 o'clock this morning walked into
Harry Green's gambling rooms, on the
second floor of a block in the very
heart of the business district, held up
15 men, looted the tills and safe, and
escaped with $1,800 in cash and bills.
In the chase and subsequent capture of
one of the thugs, Policeman Gemmring
was shot in the groin and perhaps fa
"New Standing High-Jump Record.
New York, Sept. 6. At the games
of the St. James' Catholic Association,
of Red Bank, at Hollywood Park, N.
J., todajf. Fred. Gerner, of Long
Branch, beat the world's standing
high-jam p record, clearine the tape at
6 feet 4 inches. The record broken, 5
feet inches, was made by G. W.
Ewrye, of Chicago.
Oklahoma's wheat crop, 40,000,000
John Y. McKane Dying.
New York, Sept O.John Y. Mo
Kane, tommljy the political boss of
Coney Island, and whose trial and con
viction in 1894- for ballot-box stuffing
gave him . national: notoriety, is dying
at his borne in Coney island from acute
dyspepsia. Physicians who held a
consultation . today said he would not
survive the night
The Eiffel tower has been turned to
practical use by the Paris police, who
use it as a watch tower, from which
to spy out those chimneys that throw
up more smoke than the law allows.
Oregon Industrial Exposition
Will Show It All.
ATTRACTIONS TO BE PLENTIFUL
Products of Field. Farm, Forest, Fish
ery, Mine and Orchard Will All Be
There, With Splendid Musio.
The Paoilo Northwest is a region of
rich resources and it produces food ma
terial, clothing material and building
material that any section of this great
country may well be proud of. Its
producing capacity, is as yet in its in
fanoy, and there ia great development
' In order that the products of the Pa
cific Northwest may be seen and ex
amined by the general public, a com
mittee of Portland's enterprising busi
ness men get together every year and
organize the Oregon Industrial Exposi
tion. These men meet every week for
months pievious to the exposition and
perform an immense amount of work
in the way of preliminary arrange
ments. They appoint subcommittees
to attend to all this details. They raise
by the voluntary subscription of Port
land business men a guarantee fund of
about $12,000 to pay the expenses of
The committee collects a large
amount of specimens of the products
of the Northwest and arranges' them
into an attractive exhibition at the
great exposition' buiding. ' There are
grains and grasses in the sheaf, grain
ready for milling, grain reduced to
flour. There is wool as it comes from
the sheep's back; sooured, and in the
goods. There is gold and silver in ita
native rook and ready for the mint.
There is timber fresh from the forest
and polished ready for interior decorat
ing. There are fish, full-grown sal
mon, and salmon eggs from which
young salmon are being hatched out,
in plain sight of the pnblio. Fruit
and vegetables and the dairy interests
are all represented, and manufacturing
enterprises show what they are doing
in the Northwest, many of them hav
ing actual working plants in the great
machinery hall of the exposition build
ing. It takes brains, executive ability and
much money to organize and success
fully conduct a great exposition suoh
as Portland presents to the people,
and among the enterprising business
men who are the active spirits in the
affair and compose the exposition gen
eral commit toe are: H. C. Breeden,
president; 1. N. Fleiscnner, vice-president;
R. J." Holmes, treasurer; A. B.
Steinbaoh, Dan McAllen, J. E. Thiel
sen, D. M. Dunne. H. L. Pittook, R.
C. ' Judson, H. D. Ramsdell, Sig.
Sicbel, L. M. Spiegl, D. Sol is Cohen,
C. B. Williams, Ben Selling, J. P.
Marshall, E. S. Edwards. B. S. Pague;
W. S. Struble. secretary; E. C. Mas
ten, assistant secretary: H. E. Ddsch,
auditor; George L. Baker, superintend
ent . .
; The Oregon Industrial Exposition
will be held at ' Portland for a full
month, from September 28 to October
28. and while it will.embraoe all the
best features of a state fair, it will
have special attractions in classic con
ceits by a fall military band of 82
pieces, and acrobatic and aerial per
formances by some of the most re
nowned performers in the world.
People who attend the Portland fair
not only see all the products of the
Northwest, but also meet thousands of
people and pass pleasant afternoons
and evenings in which, instruction ia
mingled with healthful amusement.
New Ballway Company.
The Salem & Pacific Coast Railway
Company filed-articles of incorpora
tion, with a capital stock of $125,000,
divided into shares of $10 each. The
company will engage in the construc
tion, equipment, operation and man
agement of a main line of railway and
telegraph and telephone lines and of
steam and electrio lines. The line
whioh this company proposes to con
struct wilf pass through one of the
richest agricultural districts of the
Willamette valley and will open vast
tracts, of virgin forest to the lumber
men, bringing a wealth of lumber
within easy reach of the market. The
place of business of the corporation ia
to be at Falls City, Or. v
To Manufacture Weeders. -
The Summer Fallow Machine Com
pany, which has been incorporated into
shares of $30 each, proposes to en age
in the manufacture of a weeder recent
ly patented by M. J. Andeison. " It is
a contrivance intended to clear sum
mer fallow of weeds and other trouble
some growths. It is known as the
Anderson Weed Destroyer and the ma
chines are giving excellent satisfaction.
The prinoipal place of business is Du
fur. The company has erected a.build
ing and secured machinery with which
to manufacture several thousands of
the machines annually.
A Mew Corporation.
- E. H. Winship and other capitalists
of Napa, CaL, aie forming a corpora
tion to establish an automobile fac
tory. Several large capitalists have
agreed to put $10,000 each Into the en
terprise and $100,000 ia now in sight.
A Big Crop This Tear.
It is estimated that between 250,000
and 800,000 bushels of grain will be
harvested on the Yakima Indian reser
vation this fall. Four separators are
engaged in threshing, including one
from Klickitat county, and a new one
started up bv Mason & MoCloud. The
Toppenish Trading Company has al
ready shipped 15 cars of grain to the
Sound. Toppenish is at present a very
lively station as the shipment of fruit
is also large.
Tho Bank of Ontario, at Ontario,
Or., was recently incorporated with a
capitalization of $20,000, which was
deemed sufficient to meet the. business
demands of that section of country for
the present. Stephen Carver was
elected president, J. R. Blaokaby, vice
president and O. W. Piatt, cashier.
president Carver is a man of large
rneans and stands ready to inorease the
capitalization whenever condition! de
mand it. " ,
Some of the Alaska Indians eat aiof.
WHEAT BADLY DAMAGED.
rhlrty Districts Beport Injury to Fall
Reports received by R. G. Dun &
Co. from their correspondents in the
grain centers of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, show that the damage to
wheat in 44 districts runs from a nom
inal figure to 60 per cent of the crop,
and, in a few instances. 50 per cent
is exceeded. Sixteen districts stated
that there has been no loss whatever.
Out of . the 44 centers mentioned, 80
reported the injury to fall wheat and
23 the injury to spring .wheat as ex
ceeding 10 pet cent The greatest
damage was caused by heavy rains, and
in many cases the correspondents de
clared that if the storms continued the
crops in their neighborhoods would be
nearly destroyed. In a few fields in
Washington and Idaho, hot weather1
also had an injurious effect, and in
some instances cold weather caused the
freezing of fall-sown wheat last win
ter. ' ... .
. Reports of the prospects for fall trade
partook of the discouragement of the
farmers in the damaged districts. The
predictions, as a rule, were "fair,"
"not very fair," and "not flattering," v
while one correspondent thought it
necessay to add to these lines, "there
will be no distess," and . another
tempered bia opinion "fair" . with
"considering." Many who : are sta
tioned in thriving places eaid the out-
look might be called fair if the rain
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Wheat Walla Walla, - 58 59c;
Valley, 59 60c; Blueatem, 6061o
per bushel, i
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
On f r - c An . f i
c.uu, Buperuuu, fa.is per uarrei.
Oats Choice white, 42 (g 44c; choice
tray, 89 40c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $16)17J;
Drewing, $is. ou per ton.
Millstuffs Bran,- $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16.00
per ton. . , -. -
Hay Timothy, $8 9; clover. $7
$8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 4550o;
seconds, 8540o; dairy, 8085o;
store. 22 i27c .
Eggs 170! 18c rer dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, - 12o;
Young America, . 13o; new cheese,
10c per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50
4.60per dozen; hens, $5.50; springs,
$2.253.60; geese, $6 (g 6.50 for old,
$4.606.50 for young; docks, $4.00
4.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12)
13)c per pound.
Potatoes 75c$l per sack; sweets,
9 26 per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90o
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, t per pound; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips.. $1
beans, 56c per pound; celery,
70 75c per dozen; cucumbers, 60c per
box; peas, 8 4c per pound; tomatoes,.
60c per box; green corn, 1215c per
Hops 11 13c; 1897 crop, 460.
1 Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 813c; mohair,
27 30c per pound. . ,
Mutton Gross, beet sheep, we then
and ewes, 8o; dressed mutton, 6j,
7c; lambs, 7c per lb. ... .
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders; $4.50; dressed,' $6.00
6.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 8.50 $4.00;
cows,. $3. 00 8. 50; dressed beef,
67K5 pe' pound.
Veal Large, 6)7c; small, 8
8 per pound. . -; ...
. Seattle Markets. "
Onions, new, $1.50 1.65 per sack,
Potatoes, new, 90c $1
Beets, per sack, $1.10.
Turnips, per sack, 75c. -:
Carrots, per sack, 90c
Parsnips, per sack, $1 1.75.
- Cauliflower. 75c per doz.
Cabbaga, - native and - California
$1 1.25 per 100 pounds.
Peaches, 75 90c .
Apples. $1.251.7o' per box.
Pears, $1.75 2 per box.
Prunes, $1 per box.
Watermelons, $12.50. ,
. Blackberries, $1.501.75 '
. Butter Creamery, 25c per pound;
dairy 1720o ranch, 12 17c per lb.
Cheese Native, 12 13c. ' " T
Poultry 18 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, $3.50;
blended straights, $3.25; California
fs.zo; DucKwneat nour, 3.50; graham
per barrel. $3.60: whole wheat flour.
$3; 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.
an Franoisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 12 14c pej
nnnnd: Oreeon. Eastern. 10rai4nrVl.
ley, 14 19c; Northern, 8 10c .
unions ouvoroitiu, vuctgfl per
Butter Fanev cnumnrr. 97ata-
do seconds, 22 26c; fancy dairy,
2325c do seconds, 1922o per
Eggs Store, 1922o; fancy ranch,
2226o. . ; .'
Hops NominaL - - v :
Citrus : Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.763.25; Mexican limes,' $45.00; -
choioe, $1.75 2.00 per box.
oat, $78; oat, $89; best bar
ley, $4. 60 7; alfalfa, $6.00 7 per ton;
straw, 2085cper bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 60 90c;
Burbanks, 4590o; Salinas Burbanks,
$1.251.60 per saok.
Tropical fruits Bananas, $1.60
9.60 per bunch; pineapples, $2
4.00; Persian dates. 66.e per