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lSiA'SfSi-. ConsolidatedFeb. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1899.
VOL. XXX VI. NO. 38.
I n OF 1 WEEK
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ut Happenings of Ua Put Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns
Chicago baa just passed through tli
longest dry spell since the time o( tlie
.great fire in 1871.
The Porto Rican relief committee
will appeal for aid to all the churches
and barks in this country.
The Tennessee Coal & Iio: Conipan)
ia believed to have a corner on the
ooal product of Tennessee.
Walker Hill, of St. Louis, haa been
ehoeen a the nest president of the
American Bankers' Association. .
Railway surveyors are at work c
Eastern Oregon and it ia rumored that"
they are in the employ of tho Burling
ton. ' - "' . .
At the Empire City Trotting park,
New York city, Joe Patchen defeated
Star Pointer, John R- Gentry and
Searchlight. - v .
Samnel B. Bishop and Henry Hawk
were blown to pieces by an accidental
explosion of giant powdei in the May
flower inine at Nevada, Gal.
An open awitch on the Erfe road
near Meadville, Pa., caused a collision
between a freight and passenger train.
Three were killed and three injured.
Texas, Chicago and New York capi
talists have bought 8,000,000 acres o.
timber and range land in Mexico, ami
will build tip an industrial and com
A freight train near Williamson, W.
Vs., broke in two and the two sections
came together in a tunnel, resulting in
the killing of three of the train crew
and four tramps.
Amerioan applet am in such great
demand in Germany this year that
shipments have commenced -one month
earlier than usual. Last year 32,851
barrels were sent abroad. : This year
it ia expected the rhipmeiita will leaoh.
As reward tor tiie Hantiago cam
paign Major-General Shatter will con
tinue in oomraand of tire department
of the Pacific with his present volun
teer rank after the time readied for hi
retirement, which was to have ; taken
place the 14th of September. t
ml 1 1 ci n
ion regiments w.n leave on a ran
Cisco for Manila before. the Ootober 1
All unnecessary noises are to be
topped by tiie health and police offi
cials of Chicago.
" The plague ia reported to be spread
ing in India and famine ia stdriuf
them in the face.
The state department haa been in
formed that a revolution haa brbkau
out in Venezuela.
Mrs. Sarah A. Baker, who baa Just
died at Forest Home, Pa., was the old
est American actress.
A band of MaoaWe scouts number
ing 100 has been organized' at Manila
from former Spanish volunteers. :N
.An American tnterivewed at Atlan
ta, Ga., knows much about the Drey
fus case, and says Kdterhazy is the
gnilty one. H
The Thirty-third regiment. of volun
teers has started from Houston, Tel.,
for San Francisco, fur embarkation to
An American company will estab
lish a' gigantic' locomotive-building
plant in Switzerland, employing
American methods. " 4;
The retail business of the country ia
now being done largely on a cash basis,
and banks are seeking new tuediumr
for investment. , ...V
' President Sc'hurnian, of Cornell uni
versity, will act as Governor Roose
velt's representative at the Chicago
At Johnson 8prings, Va. , a mob as
saulted Mormon Elder Jose Wuffln,
and then threatened lynching if he at
tempted prosecution. -
This years' corn crop breaks the rec
ord. The United States will produce
2,500,000,000 bushels, with Kansas in
the lead and Nebraska second. v ,'
Chicago will have a hotel for the
poor.' First-class rooms including a
bath can be ha i for 30 to 30 cents a
night. The building will be 10 stories
high. . .,-
The American Banners' Association
at their annual convention in Cleve
land, O., took steps to have the com
mercial paptr laws the same the world
English newspapers seem to regard
the outbreak of hostilities with the
Boera as a mere matter of time. Tht
officials, however, deny the situation
is so serions. ;-
A Washington special aava Great
Britain and the United States have
practically agreed upon the Alaskan
boundary line and present negotiations
' t The legislative council of Westers
Australia has passed a bill en f ranch is
Fanenil hall, Boston, which has been
undergoing repairs for several months,
ia to be reopened to visitois about tht
middle of September.
Governor Atkinson, of West Vir
ginia, claims that his state leads the
onion in the production - of oil and
lumber and that it is second in coke
and third in lumber.
Thomas Bain, new speaker of the
Canadian house of commons, is the firs'
farmet to gain that post.
William Robbins, instructor of man
ual training in the schools of Passaio,
N. J., shot and instantly killed bii
brother, Ralph Robbins, aged 16,
while banting in the Adirondacks.
The Texas farmers' alliance' before
adjourning its annual meeting at Baa
set, Tex., unanimously adopted a reso
lution favoring the deportation to Af
rica by the federal government at pub
lic expense of every negro in the Uni
ted States. -V-5.
' Northern railroads are involved in a
The transport Senator, with 10 offi
cers and 660 recruits haa arrived safely
The New Sonth Wales cabinet hai
resigned in consequence of lack of as
I The steamer Homer has arrived - in
Sau Francisco from Cape Nome with
$300,000 in gold dost.
' Lieutenant Peary had his feet frozen
during his northern trip, but now
walks without limping.
The banks of Guatemala City will
ease the exchequer by a loan to the gov
ernment of $3,500,000.
The French mission atTripoli, head
ed by Father Fourean and Major Lamy,
has been annihilated by the natives.
: The town of Dyea, Alaska, is to be
moved across Lynn canal on scows to
Skagway, to augment that growing
Two firemen and a child were killed
by gas in a vault in Cincinnati. The
firemen lost their lives in an effort to
recover the child.
Captain' Thomas Phelan, a orack
broadswordsman ' and pistol shot oi
Kansas City, has challenged Eaterhazy
to fight him a duel.
Recent tests practically assure the
adoption of the Mauser revolver by the
United States government. It ia being
used by the German cavalry.
Captain Robert Noble and Captain
Arthur C. Ducath, aides on the atari
of General Shafter, have been promoted
for bravery at San Juan hilL
The people of Cape Nome are to have
a well-equipped refuge, which will be
formally opened on Thanksgiving day.
It will be the largest and finest struc
ture north of Sitka.
The navy department has assigned
Rear-Admiral Farauhar to command
the North Atlantic sqnadorn in place
of Rear Admiral Sampson, who will
assume oommand of the Boston navy
The New York World pulbishes a
purported interview with : Admiral
Dewey in which the admiral is oredited
with saying that he still believe that
the Filipinos are more capable of self
government than are the Cubans.
Immediately upon the beginning of
the dry season Otis intends to begin
an offensive movement. The army
will be split in two. Field operations
will be under Generals MaoArthur and
Lawton. Each division wit) operate in
two military provinces, but will be
able to co-operate promptly and effec
tively when desirable. .
Texas la suffering from drought.
Admiral Dewey has sailed from Gib
raltar for New York
Indignation over the reconviction of
Dreyfus manifested itself in New York
by the burning in effigy of General
Mercier. ' . -
, It is said by prominent railroad men
that the Harriman syndicate is quietly
working for a sea-to-sea railroad ar
Peary and his arotic expedition havr
been heard from. They are com in,
home after getting much geographical
The government will. soon have its
plant for the manufacture of Smokeless
powder in operation. The location is
ou the Potomac near Indian Head.
An east bound Southern Pacific train
was held np and robbed near Wilcox,
Ariz., by four men who hired ont as hay
cutters near there for several days.
Two hundred .feet of a trestle over
Broad river, near Columbus, S. C,
gave way tinier a trainload of granite
and four of the train crew were killed.
The Dreyfus verdict lias aroused
widespread indignation outside of
France and there is much talk through
out Europe of boycotting the Paris ex
position. None of the prisoners in the Ward
ner bull pen are to be tried at the pres
ent term of court in that county.
Their cases will go over until the Janu
Although the aspect of affairs is
more peaceable, the special dispatohea
from Johannesburg report the greatest
anxiety there, and people are still leav
ing the town by hundreds.
Jealous of the United States, Euro
pean influences are working in South
America in opposing a pan Amerioan
unity. They say the great republio
seeks to dominate all America.
A force of 450 rebels, with one oan
non, attacked Santa Rita and simul
taneously Guagua and San Antonio
were attacked by bodies of rebels
numbering about 600 men. All the
insurgents were repulsed without loss
to the Americans.
According 'to the statement just
made public by the war department
our colonial trade for the first seven
months of 1899 beats all records.
Trade movements affecting the United
States were never so uniform and
natural as this year.
A Seattle dispatch says: After
spending several hundred dollars in
assisting debtitute Klondikers to their
Eastern homes, the county commission
ers have called a halt. The chamber
of commerce has taken a similar ac
tion. Lack of transportation facilities to
South American ports is admittedly a
serious hindiance to the extension of
trade between the United States and
the countries south of us.
Colonel Chas. E. Jones, the Georgia
historian, has compiled a list of the
surviving confederate generals, which
shows that out of the original 19 lieutenant-generals
seven Burvive: of the
81 major-generals, 16 are living, and
of. 865 brigadier -generals, 93 survive.
General Funston has decided to stay
with the army in tho Philippines, even
though his old regiment, the Twen
tieth Kansas, is coming home.
At Ironwood, Mich., the manage
ment of the Norris and East Norris
mines, met the demands of the men
for higher wages and allowed them a
raise of About 10 per cent.
Two hundred and fifty tons of copper
coins have been unloaded at New
Haven, Conn., from a ship wbioh made
a trip to Bombay, India, to purchase
them for manufacturing purposes in
Court-Martial Sentenced Him
for Ten Years in Prison.
GENERAL BELIEF IN A PARDON
Term of Solitary Confinement Already
Served Will Count aa Double, and
Release Will Couie Soon.
Rennes, Sept. 13. The expected has
happened. Dieyfus has been con
demned. : The court found him guilty
and sentenced him to 10 years' deten
tion. As lie has already suffered five
years' solitary imprisonment, which
counts as double ordinary detention,
he will be released at the end of a fort
night. In the meantinme, unless the
president of the republic pardons him,
Dreyfus will have to be degraded here
again within eight days. "-
Though a majority of those in the
-ourtroom this afternoon fully expeot
I the verdict, tbey were completely
iupefied. when it was given, and the
silence which prevailed in the room
and the way men turned pale and
caught their breath was more impres
sive than any other manifestation could
.Maitre Demange sank back in his
chair and the tears trickled down hit
cheeks, and Maitre Labori turned
white as a sheet, while all round the
court men "looked at each other in si
lepce. The only sound to be heard was
the rustling of paper from the report
ers' bench, as each press representative
tried to be first to send the news.
As the audience left the courtroom,
fully 10 or 15 men were crying openly,
and tiie majority of those present
walked quietly down the stieet foi
more than a block without speaking f
word. "It was like a funeral proces
sion. : Meanwhile, a tragedy was being en
acted in the little room off the court
room, where Dreyfus listened to th
reading of the verdict. He had been
tol(l the result by his lawyers, and had
vept bitterly, but when in the piesenct
of the officials of the court-martial,
lie listened impassively to - the sen
tence. His wife, who was waiting in tor
ture and suspense at her house, bore
the news bravely, and when visiting
her husband this afternoon showed the
onlookers who were in the streets no
signs of her sufferings as she walke'd
from her carriage to the prison. -
Mathlen Dreyfus was not present in
court this afternoon, but visited hie
brother after the verdict had bees
rendeied. He found hlin perfectly
calm and without any manifestation ol
surprise at the finding of ' the couit.
The prisoner simply shrugged his
shoulders, " uttering an expressive
"Bah I" adding, as he embraced bit
brother,: as the latter was preparing t
leave,. "Console my wife."
The; general belief is that Dreyfus
will toe pardoned; but this will not
satisfy his friends, who vehemently de
clare that tbey will refuse to acoept
the verdict, and will continue tho battle-
fui til the judgment is reversed.
The verdict, they say, is directed more
against the Jews than against Dreyfus,
and if allowed to stand will make their
existence in France impossible.
Maitre Labori and Maitre Demange
took the midnight train for Paris.
They drove to the station in a closed
carriage, escorted by four mounted
gendarmes. The road was practically
deserted, - and no demonstration oc
curred en route or at the station.
Maitre Demange and Maitre Labori
will tomorrow sign an application for
a revision of the case, although there
is no hope that the verdist will bo re
versed Both are much upset, though
it can hardly be said that they aie sur
prised. EXPRESS TRAIN ROBBED.
Safe Blown Open and Conteuts Taken
Cochise, Aria., Sept. 13. Express
train No. 10, on the Southern Pacific,
was robbed near here last night by
'iur masked men, who blow the safe
open and took everything in sight.
I'he amount of their booty is said to be
The train was stopped, the engino,
mail and express cars weie cutoff from
the rest of the train and run a mil
farther up the road, where the bandits
stopped, to complete their work. The
expressVjneseenger was forced to open
bis car and the robbers attaoked the
Bale with dynamite. The strong box
was soon blown open and tho contents
taken by the thieves, who hastily da
parted. They were last seen going north on
fopt, and a posse started out on their
trail! The dynamite used on the safe
blew out the side of the express car
aud tore np the floor. Thore is no
olue to the identity of the robbers.
Two Additional Keglments.
,New York, Sept. 11. A special to
the Tribune from Washington says:
Orders will be issued from the war de
partment in a day or two announcing
the field and staff officers of two addi
tional volunteer regiments, which will
be organized after the manner of the
so-called immune regiments sent to'
Cuba last year, their company officers
and privates being exclusively colored
men, and they will be ready to sail for
the Philippines early iiwaNovembor.
The addition of these regiments to
the army almost exhausts the quota of
85,000 volunteers allowed by congress.
There will then be 35 regiments of
1,809 men each, which, with the Poito
Rico naval battalion of 400 men,
leaves a margin of only 1,875 in the
authorized strength, or not auite
enough for another regiment and a
Port Townsend. W9h., Sopt. 12.
The identity of the disabled bark re
ported by the steamship Warrimoo has
den established. She is the Caronda
,et. Captain Stetson. She arrived here
today. During ' her voyage from San
Francisco her fore and main gallant
masts were carried away in a storm.
A race is on between the barkentinfc
Klickitat and the schooner Eedeavor,
from this port to Honolulu. The race,
which ia the result of a wager between
the two captains, began when the tug a
cast the vessels loose off Cape Flatter,
RAILWAYS IN LUZON.
Arrangements Completed for Another
Line on the Coast.
Chicago, Sept. 11. Special corre
spondence to the Tribune from Manila,
under date of August 4, says: T-"' -
Agents for a company- of Spanish
capitalists, some of ..whom live in Ma
nila, announce that arrangements have
been completed for the building of a
modern railroad line in Luzon that will
connect Manila with all the important
towns along the west coast of the
island as far north as Laoag. The
route ie kept secret, but it is under
stood that it will be the same a pro
posed in 1876, when the scheme for
government railroads in the Philip
pines was officially, projected. -
Three lines were planned at that time,
only one of which was completed, the
present tailroad, which' runs from Ma
nila to Dagupan,.a distance of; 151
miles. The company is keeping its
movements secret to prevent the two
or three companies that are said to be
organizing in the; United States for
the purpose of building railroads ia
Luzon fiom anticipating it in securing
the same route. The Americans who
have talked rpijrfimli horn nnnnrllvjiai
tin ft! "battleships and inr
cruisers, which will be con
tracted for as soon as congress take's ac
tion enabling the department to plrAg
contracts for armor.
Admirals Hicbborn and Melville
have estimated that $18,000,000 will
be required to meet bills of shipbuild
ers. In addition. to this sum. Admiral
Hicbborn estimates that $5,000,000
instead of j$3,000,000 will be required
for repair ships." . There is reason to
believe that Admiral Crowinshield,
chief of the bureau of navigation, will
recommend in his forthcoming report
that the enlisted-' force be increased to
30,000 men' and will make estimates
therefor. He will also make ample
provision for target . practice for the
Admiral O'Neill's -estimate for the
armor for' the vessels under construc
tion and proposed are very high. ? His
estimates for the present fiscal .year
amounted to $4,000,000, which was ap
propriated. The estimates for the com
ing year will exceed this amount. .
CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. i
Keepers Negla-ct to Search Insane fttaa
. and He Kills Three.
EI Paso, Tex., Sept. 11. Newe hat
reached iiere from Chihuahua. Mexico,
of the terrible deed of a lunatio there
a few days since. Last Tuesday a crazy
man created a disturbance among the
people in the plaza. He attaoked an
Amerioan with a heavy billet of Wood,
but the 'American knocked down his
assailant with a walking cane. The
police anived quickly and soon over
powered the lunatic and took" him off
to jail. '
They locked; him in a targe cell,
where 15 other prisoners were confined,
and neglected to searoli him for Wea
pons. It soon developed that the luna
tio bad a long knife oonoealed on his
person, and drawing it he began slash
ing right and left at bis. unarmed cell
mates, r .Two of them were killed and
a third fatally wounded before the
guards rushed In and disarmed the
It is reported that the insane man
will be shot for his crime.
Merrltt Slated for the Philippines.
New York, Sept. 11. A special dis
patch to the Journal and Advertiser
After 48 hoars of almost constant
discussion among the president. Secre
tary Root, Professor Schuiman, Sena
tor Beveridge,' General Miles and Ad-jutant-'General
Corbin, it may be stated
positively that Geneial Merritt will go
to the Philippines.
No statement is made as to what po
sition General Merritt is to assume,
but it is probable the movement con
templates the division of Otis' present
duties into two departments, Merritt to
have charge of the military end.
Miles May Go to Philippines.
Chicago, Sept. II. A special to the
Record from Washington sayst Nel
son A. Miles, general commanding the
army, will go to the Philippines to di
rect the military operations during the
approaching campaign. This state
ment, white not authorized by any an
nouncement from the president or the
secretary of war, ia made upon the au
thority of one of the officers of the de
partment. There is no doubt that General Miles
desires the assignment, and unless the
unexpected happens between now and
the middle of October, be will start for
San Francisco, Sept. 9. The steam
ship Del Norte has arrived fiom Alaska
with 16,813 sealskins, consigned to the
North American Commercial Com
pany. They were taken under license
and will net the government a heavy
Skirmish at San Rafael.
Manila, Sept. 9. Captain Butler,
with three companies of the Third in
fantry, a detachment of cavalry an
one gun, while upon a reconnoisance.
met a body of rebels yesterday at San
Rafael. The Americans scattered the
enemy, and captured seven prisoners,
five rifles and 800 rounds of ammuni
Rear-Admiral Bartlett J. Cromwell
had the honor of being the first naval
cadet appointed from Nebraska. He
was graduated as a midshipman on
Jan 1. 1861.
Fears of the Latin-Americans
V Are Unfounded.
THE - PROPOSED COMBINATION
Me American Secret Agents Are Oper
ating In Bolivia The A mason Affair
The News lu Washington.
Washington, Sept. 13. The rumors
of possible combinations among the
states of Central and Sonth America
direct 3d against the United States are
roceived with some concern by the offi
cials here. .' Nearly a '. year ago this
spirit of distrust on the part of Latin
American people waa first exhibited in
tho semi-official publication by - the
United States of Colombia ef a proposi
tion to combine, the. nations of South
and Central. America.. In that case the
ostensible purpose was to resist unjust
demands . for:, indemnities by foreign
jBut -incidentally during the
n it appered that the scope of
ination would be broader than
there waa ..more than one i n
of a deep-seated distrust of
three events have occurred
t discussion to strengthen this
First, there was a decision
to- Colombia -in the Cerruti
as President Cleveland was
rator, that unpopular decision
ged against the United States,
t spring came the cruise of the
Etatea gunboat Wilmington up
axon and the Orinoco. -The
were undertaken from the most
scientific and commercial mo-
Commander Todd, of the Wil-
found that there were no
these vast livers, and conse-
bvas- obliged to take soundings
ceeded. Inoidentally , he was
o make rough running charts
vers that may be of value to
b hereafter. His actions were.
misinterpreted by some of
the natives, though in the end Captain
Todd is believed to have perfectly sat
isfied the Brazilian officials as to the
rectitude of his purpose.
It is said at the depaitment that
there is not the slightest foundation for
the story that seoret agents of either
the state oi the navy department have
been sent into Sooth Amerioa, and it
is quite certain that there have never
been any negotiations with Bolivia re
specting the acquisition by the United
States of lands in the interior of South
As to the visit to that continent of
William E. Curtis, Chief Clerk Mich
ael, of the state department, is author-
' ity for the statement that . Mr. Curtis'
Visit is absolutely without - official au
thority or direction. '
THE JUDGES RELENT.
Petition President Lonbet That Dreyfus
Suffer no Fresh Degradation..
Rennes, Sept. 13.' The judgesof the
DreyfuB court martial today, by a mu
tual agreement, expressed to the presi
dent of the republio, through General
Lnoas, the commander of the army
corps at Refines, their sincere desire
that Dreyfus would not be submitted
to a fresh degradation.
, A state of calm prevails here. All
the troops and gendarmes who were
quartered in the town and its environs
have left, and journalists aud others
interested in the trial have departed
since Monday. . Cafes which for the
last few weeks have been thronged
with excited crowds are deserted. This
afternoon a solitary gendarme paced up
and down, before the military prison,
and there was not . a policeman or sol
dier near the Lycee, which last week
resembled a barracks. Workmen were
busy dismantling the courtroom and.
paoking chairs, tables and benches on
Madame Dreyfus visited her husband
in the prison this afternoon, but not
the slightest interest waa shown in the
meeting by the populace. She found
him as calm as yesterday. The prisoner
smoked his pipe today .for tire first
time in many days, which indicateu
that he was in better spirits than could
..STEAMERS TO HAUL OFF.
Toe Maui for Front Now no the Lower
St. Michael, Alaska, Aug. 36. via
Seattle, Sept. 13. This season, which
is rapidly drawing to a close, will see
the exit of several companies engaged
in the transporation business on the
Lower Yukon river, leaving the field
to four companies the North Ameri
can Trading & Transportation Com
pany, the Alaska Commercial Com
pany, the Alaska Exploration Company
and the Empire Transportation Com
pany. It is thought by transportation
people that the lattei company will
devote the greater part of its attention
to the ocean end and Cape Nome. The
experiment by the Empire company of
trying to navigate the Lower Yukon
with the three-stack, six-crew tug Em
pire, towing three or more barges, has
proved a failure. It is said the experi
ment cost a large sum of money.
The falling off in the passenger busi
ness has been very marked this sea
son, hundreds coming down the river
where thousands came last year.
Paris Exposition May Be Boycotted.
Washington, Sept.' 13. It is be
lieved that when congress assembles
there will be considerable agitation of
a proposition for this government to
abandon its participation in the Paris
exposition. It is known that- expres
sions hostile, to the exposition, quoted
from Senator Stewart are very widely
sympathized in, and it is thought that
If the conviction of . Dreyfus is per
imtted to stand there will be very lit
tle friendly feeling for France among
members of either the house or senate.
To Withdraw American Support.
New York, Sept. 13. Congressman
Levy announced today that as soon as
congress meets he will introduce reso
lutions in the house, withdrawing the
support of this government from the
Paris exposition on account of the
A Mayor Joined the Rebels. '
Manila, Sept. 13. The mayor of
Imus has disappeared, and it is sup
posed that he has joined the rebels on
promise of receiving a generalship in
their army. He waa a colonel in the
insurrection of 1887.
NEW ARMY REVOLVER.
United States Will Very Likely Adopt
Kansas City,' Sept. 13. Dr. K. D.
Griffith, of this city, has just com
pleted for the government an official
test of the Mauser pistol in use by Ger
man cavalry and. under consideration
for adoption by the United States. The
test was made not only with targets,
but with human cadavers also, and Dr.
Griffith says it proved at ranges of
from 50 to 500 yards the Mauser pistol
is the most effective and deadly weapon
ef its kind ever invented, and that up
to the maximum range tried, it is prac
tically as good in the hands of. marks
men as Krag-Joigenson, a Lee or Mau
The pistol fires 10 shots without re
loading, and can be emptied with ac
curacy of aim in less than three seconds.
The cartridges are 80 caliber, and are
propelled - by . smokeless nitro powder
The bullets weigh 85 grains each, and
have a lead core surrounded by a nickel
plated copper jacket. - It is said to be
probable that as a result of Dr. Grif
fith's test- the government will adopt
the Mauser pistol.
" ' " Captain Case on Situation.
Chicago, Sept. 13. Captain .7.. E,
Case, formerly of the Second Oregon
volunteers, and a member of the staffs
of Generals Merritt, Otis and Lawton,
who is visiting Chicago, says that bo
thinks a vigorous fall campaign will
put an - end to the war in the Philip
pines. , i"
"It takes a good deal to demoralize
a Filipino army and it would be a rash
statement to declare that the insur
gents are now demoralized, hut it is
certain that they run earlier in the bat
tle than was formerly. the case. It is
the general opinion of the officers. that
if General Otis were to confine himself
to one department , the war would pro
gress more satisfactorily.------- .
"General Otis makes a first-class
civil governor. In the field, there were
several instances in which he held
troops back before they had accom
plished their work and thus necessi-.
tated it being done over. - - --
"I think all the casus' ties are faith
fully reported by General Otis."
Graceful Act. -. , - -
Gibraltar, Sept. 13. Before sailing
from hero yesterday , for .New York,
Admiral Dewey and the officers of the
cruiser Olympia presented 80 to Pep
piatt, the gunner of the British battle
ship Devastation, who met with an acci
dent while the warship was firing a sa
lute in. honor of the arrival of the
American' admiral, September 4, by
which his hand was shattered by the
explosion of the charge which be was
ramming home." Peppiatt's arm has
been amputated. .
Fall Fishing Season.
Astoria. Or.. Sept. 13. The fall
fishing Beason opened yesterday, but
last night's drifts did not result in any
big catches. The returns, however;
justify confidence in a good fall pack,
as the fishermen, who have been out a
few nights in advanoe of the opening of
the season, returned this morning with
full boats. The price for all good fish
was 3 cents per .pound, with steel
heads in brisk demand at 5 cents.
Fight On the Border.
Denver, Col., Sept. 13. A special
to the News from Biabee, Ariz., says:
Late Saturday afternoon there occurred
at Naco, a small town on the interna
tional line, nine' miles from here, a
shooting affair, which has already
caused the death of one American cow
boy and a Mexican guard, and the
wounding of several others, and ulti
mately the delivering over to Mexican
authorities of four American citizens,
who will be tried for murder.
Otis friend Hopeful.
Chicago, Sept. 13. A special to the
Record from Washington says: The
friends of General Otis are becoming
hopeful that they will succeed in hav
ing him retained in his present com
mand. This week they were deeply
encouaged, and one, a high official of
tire war department, openly admitted
that he - believed "popular clamor"
would result in his frieud's recatl, and
the assignment of General Miles or
General Merritt to Manila.
To Trace of Andree.
Gothenburg. Sweden, Sept. 13. The
steamer Antartic, which left Helsing
boro, Sweden, May 35 last, with an ex
pedition under. Professor A. G. Na
tborst, was spoken off the Skaw, the
northern extremity of Jutland, Den
mark, today, on her return from her
search along the northwest coast of
Greenland tor Professor Andree. She
reported that she had found no traoe of
the missing aeronaut.
Flying From Johannesburg.
Cape Town, Sept 18. Four trains
containing refugees from Johannesburg
have arrived here. Four hundred
refugees have also arrived at Durban.
During the past week, the relief com
mittee of Johannesburg assisted 3,000
cases of distress reported throughout
Bevolnllon in Tenesnela.
Havana, Sept. 13. The captains of
the British ships arriving here from
Venezuela confirm the news that there
has been a revolution there during the
last three weeks. They say there
are two parties against the government
and that the latter is extremely sus
picious. Trial of Kearsarge.
New York, Sept. 13. A special ti
the Herald from Washington says:
Acting Secretary Allen has approved
the request of the Newport News Com
pany that the battleship Kearsarge un
dergo her official trip on September 35.
If accepted, the work on the ship will
be rapidly completed in order that she
may be placed in commission next
Battleship Alabama will probably
not be placed in commission before
the new year.
The Thresher Exploded.
Colfax Wash.. Sept. 13. The steam
threshing-machine of Joe Howell ex
ploded this afternoon. The explosion
was caused by smut in the wheat. No
one was injured. The explosion set
fire to the threshing machine, engine
and derrick appartus, which were to
tally destroyed, together with 500 sacks
of wheat. - '
New York, Sept. 13. General Roue,
who has charge of the land parade of
the Dewey celebration ceremonies, said
today that at least 80,000 uniformed
men will take part in the parade. .
Portland's Fair Will Be the
Best to Date.
WILL ECLIPSE FORMER FAIRS
Begins September 28 and Closes Octo
ber 28. and Will Be Open Day an
Evening Hiiifi Concerts Dally..
A very excellent feature of the Oro
gon Industrial Exposition, which is
held at Portland," is that it represents
the entire Pacific Northwest, and the
products of this whole region are freely
given space there and attractively ex
hibited. ' ... . . , . . .;
It is truly a great fair, and it is
made ' interesting to all. Everything
connected with it is on a properly larfe
scale such as befits the great region
" Poitland. has the capital necessary to
carry on such a great fair, and her en
terprising business men freely furnish
the nionqy to pay the heavy expenses
incut red. .Tbey know that in doing
so they are aiding in ftie general devel
opment of the entire Northwest.
People who visit the exposition at
Portland this autumn will make no
mistake, for they will find there many
splendid ..attractions to interest them.
A full military band, one of the best
in America, will give concerts every
afternoon and evening, and there will
be amusement features such as will
please all, and such as can only be
found in the very best theaters. The
great exposition - building will be a
blaze of glory and a bower of beauty,
and it will be well worth going many
miles to see the splendid exhibit of
the products of . field, farm, orchard,
forest, fishery, factory and dairy.
. May Move to Spokane. ;
Another new industry will probably
be established soon at Spokane; - The
latest , move in this direction is one
that may result in bringing the large
plant of tbe Ealge Woolen Mills Com
pany to Spokane, from Brownsville,
Or. The chamber of commerce is mak
ing a movement in that direction and
its efforts bid fair to be successful.
Hugh Field, president of the Eagle
Woolen Mills Company, has written
that if sufficient encouragement is
given him be will move bis plant to
Spokane. Should the plant ; be moved
to Spokane. Mr. Field says he will
enlarge his mill and have a four-set
woolen mill. This will give employ
ment to 150 hands
: Municipal Lighting" Plant.
The report of Engineer Byrne, of
Pomeroy, Wash., has been received.
He estimates the cost of constructing a
flume and erecting a power-house and
plant at $33,000. This -does not in
clude the eleotrioal machinery or the
polesand wire, which i.t is estimated
will cost about as much more. It is
not likely that the city will feel justi
fied in attempting so large an under
taking at present.
Truck laying In Idaho.
Work on. the Kootenai Valley rail
way has commenced in earnest.' The
necessary machinery' for the work ar
rived last week and is now in readiness
for operations. Superintendent Rob
erts expects to lay two miles per day.
If no accident occurs the rails will
reach Poit Hill by the middle of the
month. The head of the lake will be
reached by October 1.
Walla Walla Bonds Sold.
The city of Walla Walla, Wash., has
sold $350,000 bonds, of which $133,-
000 were sewer and water bonds.
Morris & Whitehead, of Portland, were
the successful bidders. They bid for
general municipal bonds 1 per cent
interest and 6 per cent for sewer and
water bonds. The total bonds sold at
a premium of $3,100.
I.ewlston Bonds Sold.
The board of trustees ot Lewieton,
Idaho, state normal sohool, has nego
tiated the sale of bonds amounting to
$7,500 at a premium of 10 per cent,
thus providing an aggregate sum of
$3,300 to construct two dormitories and
purchase physical and chemical ap
paratus for tbe scientific department.
Woolen Mills Bushed.
The big woolen mills of Thomas
Kay, in Salem, is now kept running
night and day in response to orders
from all parts of the country. Blankets
and flannels are now being turned out
almost -exclusively to fill these orders.
One hundred persons are employed.
Flonr for Dawson.
The steamer Alpha left Vancouver.
B. C, last week with a oargo of 100
tons of flour for Dawson, from the Mill
of the Woods Milling Company. At
Dawson flonr is selling at $6 per bag
and at this rate the agents of the firm
in the Noith will be able to realize
something like $38,000 ont of the
Helena Bank Won.
The result of the sale of the city
bonds of Helena, Mont., was that the
Union Bank & Trust Company, of that
city, led all the Eastern banks in their
premium offer and finally seouied the
bonds, amounting to $65,000, giving a
premium of $730. This brings the in
terest down to 3.9 per cent. -
A Hundred-Ton Mill.
The Mountain Lion Gold Mining
Company, of Republio, Wash., hat
placed an order for 300,000 feet of turn
bei for their new 100-ton mill. The
plant is to be in operation by January
1 next. It will be a combination mill
with 30 stamps.
Rathdrum, Idaho, was totally destroyed
by fire last week. The loss is $35,
Beet Crop Delayed.
Superintendent Doerstling states that
operations will begin at the La Grande
beet sugar factoiy about the middle of
tbe month. This is a little later than
was at first contemplated, but it is
something that cannnot be helped, and
an earlier start would be made if it
were possible to do so. The spring
season was ' very late and the ma
turing period for the beet crop
is also delayed. Under ordinary con
ditions the factory should be in opera
tion about the 1st of September. Near
ly a full crew of operatives for the can),
paign have been secured,
FINANCIAL SKY IS CLEAR.
No Disquieting Change Affects General
R. G. Dun & Co. 's weekly leview
of trade says:
The sky is still cloudless and no dis
quieting change has come during the
week. In spite of more warlike news
about South Africa, the bank of Eng
land behaves aa if the worst possible
had been fully provided for, and this
country has no reason to fear trouble
from that source hnless English mar
kets have been so overloaded as to need
help. The marketing of domestio pro
ducts, both farm and manufactured,
continues surprisingly large for the
season. The new possessions, taken
together, are returning in revenue al
ready more than it costs to alean and
govern them. The West and Sonth
still behave as if it would be imperti
nent for New York to offer money for
crop moving, and aie still bidding for.
commercial loans here. Failures are
few and stiikes scarce and readily set
tled, and the passage of September 4
without pressure means reasonable
safety for months ahead.
After a sharp decline wheat has risen
cent this week, with Atlantic ex
ports 3,900,968 bushels, flour included,
against 3,835,100 bushels last year,
and Paciuo exports, 864,356 bushels,
against 163,193 bushels last year.
Corn has also taken a start upward,
i : . u -f
lug 74 a Willi niiu Miui lie ui
8,051,569 bushels, against 3,431,085
bushels last year.
The wool market is much less aotive
than of late, with sales of only 9,265,
300 pounds at tbe chief markets, most
ly territory, and while prices are stiff,
manufacturers are buying only for im
Failures for tbe week have been 133
in the United ' States, against 164 last
year, and 80 in Canada, against 16 last
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Wheat Walla Walla, . 58 59c;
Valley, 6061c; Bluestem, 60ig61o
Flour Best grades, $3.35; graham,
$3.65; superfine, $3.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 37 40c; choice
gray, 8637o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $1617;
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, 8540o; dairy, 8085o;
store, 33 1s.
Eggs 18 18 jc per dozen.
- Cheese Oregon full cream, 12o;
Young America, 18o; new oheese,
10c per pound. , , ; .
Poultry Chickens, . mixed, $3.50
4.60per dozen; hens, $5.50; springs,
$2.25(83.50; geese, $6 6.50 for old.,
$4. 60 6. 60 for young; ducks, $4.60
5.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, ,13
13 c per pound.
Potatoes 65 70c per sack; sweets,
33Jc per pound. !
. Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, DOo
per sack; garlic, 7o per pouird; cab
bage, l3c per pound; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, $1
beans, 66o per pound; celery,
70 75c per dozen; cucumbers, 60c per
box; peas, 84c per pound; tomatoes.
45 60c per box; green corn, !-))($ 15o
per dozen. ,
Hops lll3o; 1897 crop, 46o.
Wool Valley, 13 18o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 13c; mohair,
37 80c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 3 Jo; dressed mutton. 6)
7c; lambs, 8 4c per lb.
Hogs Gross, choice .heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.60; dressed, $6.00
6.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 8.60$4.00;
cows, $3. 00 3. 60; dressed beef.
67Jc per pound.
Veal Large, 67c; small, 8
8c per poand.
Onions; new, $1.501.65 per saok.
Potatoes, new, 90c $1
Beets, per sack, $1.10. .; ':
Turnips, per sack, 75c. t ,
Carrots, per sack, 90c. i
Parsnips, per sack, $11.75.
. Cauliflower, 76c per doz.
Cabbage, native - and California
$1 1.86 per 100 pounds.
Cherries, 76o $1. .
Peaches, 75 90c ' V ,
Apples. $1.35 1.75 per box. J
Pears, $1.753per box. j
Prunes, $1 per dox.
Butter Creamery, 36o per pound;
dairy 1720o ranch, 1317o per lb.
Cheese Native. 13 13c.
Pnnltrv lfls14. i1.-D...l til.
Hay Puget Sound timothy. $7 9;
choioe Eastern Washington ' tim
Corn Whole. $33.60; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $33.00.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton
$31; whole, $33.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
blended straights, $3.35: California
$8.36; buckwheat flour, $3.60; graham,
per barrel, $3.60; whole wheat flour.
$3; rye flour, $3,75.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $16;
shorts, per ton, $16.
Feed Chopped feed, $30.50 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $33; oil cake
meal, per ton, $35. .
Ban Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 13 14o per
pound; Oregon, Eastern, 1014o; Val
ley, 17 19c; Northern, 8 10c.
Onions Yellow, 7685o per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery, 35 26c;
do seconds, 3324c; fancy dairy,
22 23c do seconds, . 1821o per
Eggs Store, 2024o; fancy ranch,
Hops 1899 crop. 1013oper pound.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.76 8.36; Mexican limes, $45.00;
California lemons, 75oll.50; ' do
choice, $1.753.00 per box.
Hay Wheat, $6)9J; wheat and
oat, $68; best barley, $55.0
7: alfalfa, 6.007 per ton; straw, 30
85c per bale.
Potatoes isariy Rose, 60 60c;
Oregon Burkanks. $1.36$1.60; river
Burbanka, 6070o; Salinas Burbanks,
$1.001.85 per saok.
Tropical frnits Bananas, $1.60
3.60 pec bunch; pineapples, $3
4.00; Persian, dates, 60o per