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SSSSW&tr&. j ConsoliiatedFeb. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COtfNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1899.
VOL. XXXVI. KO. 40.
1 NEWS OF MK
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening! of the Tut Weak
Goliad From the Telegraph Columns.
Emperor William is on a visit .to
Sweden. ' ..
A big strike for an eight-hour day is
anticipated in Cuba.
A regiment of Canadians desire to be
sent to South Africa in the event of war
with the Boers. .
. Checks for $5,000,000 have been is
sued by the government for the antici
pated October interest. '.
The permanent organization of the
American Hide & Leather Company
was effected in New York. '
The Crown cotton mills, of Dalton,
Ga., has established a world's record
by paying a dividend of 03 per cent. -
The state grain commission of Wash
ington has reaffirmed the grades adopt
ed last year, and made them permanent..
The navy department has directed
that the Eagle and Yankee be accepted
at the Portsmouth navy yard by Octo
ber 17. . - :
The navy department has awarded
the contract for building the Ports
mouth dock to John Pierce, of ,,Nev
York, at? 1,890, 000. "
' Italira nf ftnaiiikh, mlo. in flnha; oa-a tn
be disposed of. The property of Cu
bans that was confiscated by the Span
iards will be returned." . "
The . insurgent 'leader, General de
Castro, is making much progress' in
Venezuela. He'is following the course
pursued by the revolutionists in 1892.
A passenger train collided with a
freight train 18 miles southeast of Kan
sas City. Four people were killed and
four others more or less seriously in
jured. News has been received from Alaska
to the effect that the front of the Taku
glacier was shattered by a recent earth
auake. Thousands of tons of ice were
precipitated into the sea.
The master of the Norwegian cutter
Martha, reports that on September 9,
on the north coast of King Chalres is
land, he picked up an anchor, and Jtmoy
marked "Andree Polar Expedition."
It is probable that after the first of
the coming year railroad employes will
Imlva to tav fjlrft whan travel in or nvctr
any but their own lines. Influential
shippers will also be obliged to pur-
liasA f.liair inVa.a
rr tr l r t 3 - I j
in a typhoon off the Japanese coast,
going to the bottom like a stone. . She
bad 60 passengers on board, the major
ity being women and' children. "Twelve
of these were drowned and two fatally
injured. - - ,
Captain Dreyfus has been pardoned
by the council of ministers.
. Colonel John Miley, inspector-general
of volunteers, is dead at Manila.
Hawaii will endeavor to secure set
tlers from northern Italy and Sweden.
Mark Hanna says it would be more
than disgrace for us to sell the Phillip?
'pines. ; .
At a lumber yard fire, in Los Angeles
three men were injured, two of them
One battalion of the Thirty-fifth will
sail from Portland on the Elder withir
10 days. , ;
Scheurer Kestner, chief exponent of
the cause of Dreyfus, died on the day
the captain was pardoned.
: A prominent Filipino has approached
General McArthur in the matter of
releasing the American prisoners.
The empress dowager of China - is
Bald to be seriously ill and' Earl Lf
Hung Chang - has been recalled to
power. - v
President Kruger has been informed
that the will receive no help from Ger
many in the event of war with Great
Labor unions have ordered all work
In connection with the Chicago fall fes
tival stopped until an agreement is
After a six weeks' siege Jules Guer
in, the French anti-Semitic agitator,
surrendered when the army was aboi
to attack his fort. "
Mrs. Mary Brooks, who has been is
Michigan prison for 23 years has been
pardoned. She immediately married
the man who had her convicted.
Representative Dalzell, of Pennsyl
vania, says that both the senate and
house will present bills in regard to
currency legislation' at the next session
of congress. . '
C. N. Peck, a prominent farmer liv
ing near Lexington, Morrow county,
Oregon, died front hemorrhage of the
lungs. The neighbors thought he had'
smallpox, became frightened and re
fused to bury him, 'and two physiciant
performed the task unaided.
Frank H Burford, a 15-year-old boy,
has been admitted to the bar in Guth
rie, O T. i .
Two divinity students are working
their way through Yale by -doing job
printing. The narie of the firm is
Clark & Watkins.
At the coming session of congress
Hawaii will be represented by William
O. Smith, for met It attorney general
of that conntiT. He will be appointed
by President Dole.
Caps are now being made with small
thermometers which tell the degree of
temperature of the cocoa or coffee they
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson ia
arranging for an exhaustive scientific
investigation of the abandoned farnia
of New England, with a view to their
, David Rankin, of Talkio, Mo., who
is said to be the richest farmer in the
world, made his beginning with no oth
er capital than a horse. He now owns,
at the age of 47, 23,000 aorea of land,
worth from $60 to $100 an acre.
The United States cruiser Olympia,
with Admiral Dewey on board, has ar
rived at New York. ' -
The Kearsarge made 17 knots in her
trial run. . - "-
Otis wil hold Snbig as a base of op
erations. The local; revolution in Argentina
has been quelled.
The Dakota boys will be entertained
by the people of Portland.
Lopez and 64 followers surrendered
to Byrnes at Negros island.
Vice-President Hobart is ill, and
may not again preside in the senate.
The remaining six companies of Mon
tana volunteers have arrived in San
Otis' Chinese exclusion act is caus
ing considerable uneasiness in diplo
matic cicrles. - . ;.'..
Three new ' cases, making 21 so far
and 6 deaths is the yellow fever report
from New Orleans. ,
More bubonic plague is reported at
Alexandria. : There are four new cases
at Sparta, Portugal.: . '
The large t Dungeness coal mine in
West Virginia, which has been lying
idle for two years, has resumed. -
A relief expedition has been sent by
the mounted police to Mackenzie trail,
where great 'suffering is said to pre
vial. . . ' .
Dewey '8 ships are in need of repairs,
and several million dollars will be
spent in overhauling and remodeling
Mrs. : Steinheider, of Dorchester,
Neb., ended her life by winding wil
low withes around her throat until she
succeeded in strangling herself.
The insurgents have captured ' the
United States gunboat Uradenta, , in
the Oram river, where she was patrol
ing. One officer, an Oregon boy, and
nine Of her crew are missing. The Pe
trel reports that the Urdaneta .was
burned by the Fhliipinos and her guns
and ammunition taken.
William Bonney, a noted explorer,
is dead at London. '
At Key West Sunday 80 new cases of
yellow fever and two deaths were re
As a result of religious riots, Ferroll,
Spain, has been proclaimed under mar
tial law. v
The plant of the American Tin-Plate
company, at Atlanta, Ind., was de
stroyed by fire; loss, $150,000.
Friends of General Maximo Gomez
say they will : push the old patriot for
ward in the coming Cuban elections.
The steamers City of Seattle and Cot
tage City, which have arrived from
Alaska, had a combined cargo of $500,
A French paper says that Colonel
Jouanste, president of the Rennes court
martial, voted for the acquittal of
The district of Adien, in Asia Minor,
was visited by an earthquake, and ac
cording to the latest advices over 200
persons perished. .
Between 3,000 and 4,000 marine en
gineers on the Great Lakes threaten a
strike unless their demand for a 12 H
per cent advance is met.
The Colombian government has'is
sued a decree closing her ports to ships
having the bubonic plague on board,
arriving from infected ports. .
Dispatches from Johannesburg re
port a complete dislocation of the Rand
mining industry. The exodus con
tinues and all the mines are closing.
The excitement of meeting his chil
dren has produced a serious , reaction
in the condition of Dreyfus, and it is
feared that it may be necessary to send
him to Malta or Madeira.
Congressman Hawley, representing
American capitalists, has purchased a
large sugar estate in Cuba, in the prov
ince of Matanzas. A million and a
half will be expended in improving it.
"Big -Dan"" Dougherty, a notorious
bankrobber and murderer, who has
been serving a sentence in Manchester,
England, has' been pardoned and is
thought to have started for this country.
Official reports of two battles be
tween the Mexicans and Yaquis have
reached Los Angeles. The Mexicans
were victorious in both engagements,
but suffered considerable loss. War
is proceeding, despite the official an
noucement of suspension of hostilities.
Daniel Lamont'a private fortune is
now said to reach 15,000,000.
The navy department has taken steps
for the opening of a naval recruiting
Elation at Buffalo, N. Y.
The queen regent of Spain has signed
a decree calling out 60.000 men of the
1899 class for militaiy service.
Alexander Henderson, of Syracuse,
has acted as pall bearer at the funeral
of 173 of his friends during the last 50
It ia estimated that about 400,000
acres of land in the United States are
planted with vines..
At the convention in Marquette,
Mich., of the Western Hay Fever As
sociation. W. A. Rowe, of Des Moines,
was elected president.
The foimer Spanish cruiser Reina
Mercedes may be in the big water pa
rade at New York this month in honor
of Admiral Dewey's return. .
William Henry I jam a, who has re
resigned aa treasurer of the Baltimore
& Ohio Railroad Company, waa in the
service of that corporation for 46 years.
Works on the Bay of Subig
TOWN OF OLANGAPO RIDDLEC
Krapp Cannon Which the Iniurse."
, Wero Working Was JUomn tip by
Landing Party Town Took Fire.
Manila, Sept. 26. The crsiser,
Charleston, the monitor Monterey and
the gunboats Concord and Zafiro, with
the marines and bluejackets from the
cruiser Baltimore, left Cavite Septem
ber 19, and, as already . cabled," pro
ceeded to Subig bay to destroy an in
lurgent cannon there.
Owing to the bad weather, the .opera
tion was postponed until yesterday,
when the warships for three hours bom
barded the town of Olangapo and the
entrenchments where the gun was situ
ated. Men from the Charleston, Con
cord and Zafiro were then landed un
der a heavy , insurgent fire, proceeding
to the' cannon, which .was utterly de
stroyed by guncotton, and then re
turned to the warships. The Ameri
cans had one man wounded during the
engagement. ... '"
While waiting in Subig bay for bet
ter weather, the Americans descried
Filipino reinforcements moving toward
Olangapo. At 6:40 A. M. yesterday
the Monterey began to advance upon
the town, which was about three miles
east of the monitor's anchorage. The
Chalreston, - Concord and Zafiro fol
lowed. At 7:20 the Monterey opened
fire with her secondary and main bat
teries; the Charleston and Concord join
ing immediately. At 7:30 the insur
gent cannon answered the first shot
passing close to the Monterey's smoke
stack. The gun was fired twice only.
, The American bombarding then be
came general. . At 9:30 the Monterey
advanced to a range of 600 yards, using
her main battery. Two hundred, and
fifty men were landed about 800 yards
east of the cannon at 11 o'clock, under
a severe Mauser fire. , ,.
The men from the Charleston were
the first to reach the beach, but the
Concord's men were the first at the
gun, which they reached at -11:10.
The cannon was found to be a 16-centimeter
Krupp. gun, presumably ob
tained from the Spaniards. Meanwhile
the warships continued to shell the
shelving beach on the east and west
side to silence the insurgent fire upon
the sailors from the trenches skirting
the beach. ' -
Gunner Olsen exploded 60 pounds of
guncotton in three discharges, in the
cannon, which had suffered from the
fire of the warships. ..
The Americans then returned to the
boats, the firing inland being kept np
to protect the embarkation. The Con
cord's men were the last to leave the
shore and the warships . were reached
Cadet Brinzer, with the , Concord's
launch, armed with a gatling, did ex
cellent work on the left of the landing
party. Captain Meyers, of the ma
rines, captured a muzzle-loading field
piece. Lieutenant McDonald was in
command of the landing party, and the.
movement was splendidly executed and
The numbers of the Filipinos there
could not be ascertained, and no dead
were seen. ; :
The Monterey fired for four hours
21 shots from her 10-inch guns, and 17
from her 12-inch guns. The town,
which was riddled with shells, took fire
at several points. '
; STRUCK A REEF.
Transport leelenaw" Kept Afloat : by
Working Her Film p. Steadily.
San Francisco, Sept. 26. The United
States transport Leelenaw came into
port today with the pumps steadily at
work to overcome the effect of a hole
in the ship's bottom. The Leelenaw
sailed for Manila September 2, with
a cargo of 'commissary stores and 200
horses for army use. After leaving this
port distemper was developed among
the horses, and so many of the animals
died that the Leelenaw put into Hono
lulu and landed there the commissary
etorse and ' the surviving horses. The
transport then started on the return
trip to this city. . . . . .
During the three days prior to reach
ing this port, so thick and constant was
the fog that no observations could be
taken, and, having lost her bearings,
the Leelenaw struck a reef near Mon
tara, 20 miles south of this port, last
evening. She was for five hours stuck
fast on the rocks, and when she finally
floated off at high tide it was found that
the jagged rock had torn a hole in her
It will be necessary for the Leelenaw
to go in drydock for a considerable
overhauling. In addition to the leak,
the vessel was badly strained by her
experience on the reef.
Lninbn Barge Sank.
Chicago, Sept. 26. During a severe
wind and rain storm this evening the
steam barge Cleveland, laden with 100,
000 feet of lumber, sank in the harbor
near the mutho of the Chicago river.
Captain Hemy Davis5 and a crew of 11
men were rescued by tugs with consid
erable difficulty. -
Tragedy In a Theater.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 25. Julia
Morrison, the leading lady of the "Mr.
Plaster of Paris" farce-comedy com
pany, shot and killed Frank Leiden,
stage manager and leading man of the
company, at 8 o'clock tonight, at the
City opera house, on the stage just be
fore the curtain . rose for the perform
ance to begin. Three shots were fired
-at clsoe range by the woman, all tak
ing effect in Leiden's head. - He sank
to the floor and was dead in a few min
utes. The woman was arrested and
taken to the city jail. -
A coroner's inquest was held, at
which it was developed that trouble
had existed between Leiden and Miss
Morrison, and today she slapped him.
The woman claims that Leiden fre
quently insulted her, and in self de
fense she shot him. , ;
Major Ray has sent ' a dispatch to
General Shatter, .who in turn has for
warded it to the department. It says
2,500 people are anxious to leave Cape
Nome, but there is transportation for
.but few. Only three steamers will
leave before the season closes.
SALEM v MILL BURNED.
Loss on Buildings and -Orain About
.- siao.ooo. ;
- Salem, Or., Sept. 25. The mill and
elevator warehouse of the Salem Flour
ing Mills. .Company, located - at the
corner of Commercial and Trade streets,
were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock this
morning. The total loss is about
$150,000, a large part of which will
fall on farmers who had grain stored
at the mills. There was over 125,000
bushels of wheat stored in the build
ings, only about 25,000 - bushels of
which belonged to the mill company.
The fire was caused by adust explo
sion near the cleaners on the third floor
of the mill, and - it spread rapidly.
The insurance on" the mill company's
buildings and machinery, which are
almost a total loss, is about $60,000,
while their value is placed at : about
$75,000. Only about 80,000 bushels
of the stored grain was insured,, so the
loss to the owners is great. ', Consider
able of the grain not damaged by water,
it is thought, can be cleaned and sold
for about half price, and the mill com
pany will take immediate steps to save
all that possibly can be saved. :
The mill, which was run , as an in
dependent - concern by men interested
in the Portland . flouring mills, may
never be rebuilt, as the Portland Flour
ing Mills Company owns another mill
in Salem. The fire was ono of the
largest ever seen in Salem.
OUR HEAD IS TURNED.
So. Says Ooldwln Smith, Who Thinks
Dewey Is Overestimated.
' Toronto, Ont., Sept. 25. Goldwin
Smith, writing in. a local paper, says:
"Nothing could ; show- the extent to
which the head of Columbia has been
turned by the war more than her ador
ation of the hero Dewey. What did
the hero Dewey and his comrades dp?
They sat in almost perfect safety and
destroyed at long range a line of help
less tubs, with some hundreds' of the
poor Spaniards who manned them,
and who alone had any opportunity of
showing heroism on the occasion. So
perfectly secure did the Americans feel
that they adjourned to breakfast in the
middle of their sport. There wat
among them a single casualty, and hac.
they all gone tiger hunting one casual
ty at least probably- would have oc
" "For this, however, Dewey, is de
clared to be the equal of the great 'sea
men who conquered in the terrible days
of Aboukir, Copenhagen, Trafalgar. If
he were so inclined he might probably
be elected president of the United
States. . '
"Canada , cannot possibly take part
in the celebration of Dewey's triumphs
without evidence of discourtesy toward
Spain, a- friendly nation, which has
done Canada no wrong. Spain, let it
be remembered, though deprived of her
possessions in this hemisphere, is still
a Mediterranean power, decayed ; at
present, but capable of restoration.
The British government will hardly
thank the Canadian government ' for
making her an implacable enemy."
HOOTED OFF- THE PLATFORM.
Terry Simpson's Pralso of Agalnaldo
Was Too Much for His Hearers.
Kansas City," Sept. 25. A dispatch
to the Journal from Wichita, Kan.,
says: ... . '
Ex-Congressman Jerry Simpson was
hooted off the platform here this even
ing while addressing a local G. A. R.
reunion. Mr. Simpson said: -
"I glory in the spunk of Aguinaldo's
men. They are simply fighting to re
gain the land the Catholics took from
them. A local paper has asked: 'Who
is John Brown's soul marching with
Otis or Aguinaldo?' I believe John
Brown's soul is marching with Agui
Mr. Sipmson said in substance that
he would rather be with Aguinaldo
than with General Otis. An old sol-,
dier in the audience rose and said that
the speech was drifting too much into
politics.1 This was applauded and
greeted with cries of "Throw him out!"
and "Kick Simpson off the platform 1"
Men and women arose and hissed, and
the men kept crying, "Put him out!"
- Simpson appealed to the crowd to sit
down. "Iam coming to my perora
tion," he said, although he had been
speaking only 15 minutes. Cries came,
"Take your peroration to Aguinaldo."
Simpson attempted to go on, but no
one could hear him 10 feet away. The
band struck up "The Star Spangled
Banner," and Mr. Simpson left the
platform. His retirement was greeted
with prolonged cheers.
dmonton Relief Expedition.
Seattle, Sept. 25. Moved at last by
the appeals of the relatives and friends
of the misguided men, so many of
whom met death or encountered hard
ships and sufferings almost beyond hu
man endurance, Canadian officials have
dispatched a. relief expedition over the
Edmonton trail route. The rescuers
left Dawson early in September. It is
a splendidly equipped body, led by
Corporal Kerving and Constable Boke.
The voyage will probably require seven
months. The expedition . left Dawson,
going down the Yukon to the mouth of
Porcupine river. Thence the voyagers
go np the Porcupine to the portage of
Bell and West Rat rivers, where tney
cross the mountains to the Felly river,
thence portage to the Mackenzie and
down that stream to Fort McPherson.
Uncle Coll Is Got It.
San Francisco, Sept. 25. The Chron
icle says: Definite and "reliable infor
mation sent to the Chronicle from the
East Bets at rest the rumors about the
sale of the Crocker holdings of South
ern Pacific stock, and ends speculation
as to the purchaser. The Crocker
shares, numbering 840,000, and valued
approximately at $10,000,000, nave
been bought by a syndicate of which
C. P. Huntington was the promoter
and is the head, and of which the
Speyers, of New York, are the bankers.
It is also certain that the recent visit
of James Speyer to this coast had much
to do with the Crocker deal.
C. P. Huntington is now virtually
in control of the Southern Pacific.
Other outside holdings are also said to
have been purchased by the same syn
dicate in sufficient amounts ' to secure
to Huntington the absolute control of
the road. . -
Ordered a Dewey Salute.
Sacramento. Sent. 95. Governor
Gage today issued orders to the ad-iutant-eeneral
to fire a salute of 17
guns upon the arrival of Admiral
w7 ia new Xorit,
England Serves Notice on
. the Boers.
FORMER NEGOTIATIONS OFF
Proposals for a Final Settlement of the
Issues Will Ke Communicated In a
; Later Dispatch Troops In Natal.
London, Sept. 27. The officials of
the foreign office this evening gave out
the text of the letter of the secretary of
state for the colonies, Joseph Chamber
lain, to the British high commissioner
in : South Africa, Sir Alfred Milner,
dated September 24. The British re
ply expresses regret that her majesty's
offer No. 5, of September 8j hasjtjeen
retused, ana says: . .
" "The object - her majesty's govern
ment had in view in the recent nego
tiations has been stated in a manner
which cannot admit of misapprehen
sion, viz: - To obtain such ' immediate
representation for Uitlanders - as will
enable them to secure for themselves
that fair and just treatment which was
formally promised them in 1881, and
which her majesty- intended to secure
for them when she granted privileges
of self-government . to the Transvaal.
No conditions less comprehensive than
those contained in the telegram of
September 8, can be relied on to effect
that object.- ' . -
"The refusal of the South African
government to entertain the offer thus
made, coming, as it does,-, after four
months of protracted, negotiations,
closes five years of extended agitation,
and makes it useless further to pursue
discussion on the lines hitherto fol
lowed, and the imperial government is
now compelled to consider the situa
tion afresh and to formulate its own
proposals for a final settlement of the
issues which - have been created in
South Africa by the policy constantly
followed for many years by the govern
ment of the republic of SouthjAfrica.
It will communicate the reBult of it;
deliberations in a later dispatch."
A telegram received from Calcutta
announces the departure of the trans
port Chidhana for South Africa, and
the last transport " for the Cape will
leave India tomorrow.
A special dispacth from Pretoria says
that the members of the volksraad, be
lieving that the British notes are in
tended to gain time for the concentra
tion of. troops, urge the government to
adjourn the raad immediately and to
send Great Britain a note declaring
that further mobilization will be re
garded as an unfriendly act. Trenches,
earthworks and sandbag defenses are
being erected in all the available ap
proaches to the capital.
.. 4 . Read In the Volksraad.
Pretoria, Sept.. 27. The , imperial
dispatch was read today in the volks
raad. President Kruger announced
that the reply of the government of the
South Afrcan republic would be pre'
sented to the volksraad tomorrow.
Troops In the Natal.
Durban, Natal, Sept. 27. Seven
hundred and fifty men of the Leicester
shire regiment, 750 of the Royal Dub
lin fusilleers, 200 mounted infantry
and the Eighteenth hussars have arrived
at Dundee from Ladysmith.
: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, Sept. 27.
The troops that have been moved from
Ladysmith to Dundee will form a new
company at Glencoe, their places being
filled by others from India. The move
ment was executed so smartly and un
expectedly that the Boer spies were un
aware of it until it was actually ac
complished. DISASTERS IN INDIA.
Earthquakes. Floods and Landslides
in Lower Himalayas. .
Calcutta, Sept. 27. Eartquakes,
floods and terrible landslides occurred
at and near Darjeeling, in the lower
Himalayas, last night. Great damage
was done, and no fewer than 60 natives
perished. There was a rainfall of 28
inches in 88 hours. Three bad land
slides took place between Darjeeling
and Sonada, involving the trans-shipment
of a railway train of passengers.
According to the latest reports, nine
European children and 20 natives were
lost between those two points. The
whole Calcutta road is Mocked, and
the Paglajohre line has been seriously
About 100 acres of tea have been
destroyed from Jalapahai to Burchill.
At the latter place some 3,000 feet of
water supply pipe has been ruined.
The electric light plant has suffered
seriously, and the town is in darkness.
There is great fear of further rain.
A dispatch from Jalpaiguri, on the
river Teesta, 40 miles southeast of Dar
jeeling, says that a boat crossing the
Teesta with three Europeans and six
natives was swamped by the high
waves. The body of one of its occu
pants has been found 14 miles down
the river. It is. reported that the
Euorpeans, Anderson, Kuster and
Whitman, jumped overboard. Their
fate is unknown. - Search parties have
been sent to look for them.
..More Than They Asked For.
Cleveland, Sept. 27. As a result of
a meeting of the executive - committee
of the Lake Carriers' Association, held
this afternoon, the wages of nearly 16,
000 men employed on the vessels of the
Great Lakes will be raised from 10 to
20 per cent, beginning -October 1.
This includes 2,000 engineers, who de
manded an advance of 12 per cent,
and threatened to strike should it not
be conceded. Instead of the 12 per
cent asked for by the , engineers, they
will receive an advance of 20 per cent.
- Transport Strike. v
San Francisco, Sept. 27. The boil
ermakers in the Fulton and Risdon
iorn works struck today out of sym
pathy for the boilermakers employed
on the United States transports, who
have demanded $3.25 for an eight-hour
day, and double pay for overtime. It
is possible the strike will extend to the
Union iron works, unless the strike is
settled very soon. :
The contractors said that the trans
ports now under repairs will sail with
out delay, but that no new contracts
will be taken until the matter is set
LOPEZ HAS SURRENDERED.
Laid Down His Anns With Sixty-Four
Washington, Sept. 27. Two impor
tant dispatches from Otis at Manila
were made public today by the war
department. They are as follows:
"Manila, Sept., 27. Adjutant-General,
Washington: General Hughes,
at Ho Ho, reports that Lopez and 64
armed men surrendered to Byrnes, at
Castellano, . Negros. An election was
held in that island October 2. Fili
pinos sought a conference. The chief
insurgents of Panay wished to know
what promise could be given them in
case of formal submission. They were
told that no answer was possible until
they surrendered, and the force dis
"Manila, Sept. 27. Adjutant-Gen
eral, Washington: Bates returned
from Jolo on the 21st of September,
having placed garrisons at Siassi and
Bungham, in the Tawaii group, one
company at each place. ' .
"Affairs in the archipelago are satis
factory. Bates saw chief of insurgents.
Zamboanga, who is still anxious to re
ceive United States garrison on condi
tion of withdrawal should Aguinaldo
succeed in Luzon. ' The proposition
was not entertained. Zamboanga is
having trouble with more Datos in the
vicinity, who have raised the United
States flag. Dato Cagayan, of Sulu
islands, visited Jolo and gave adhesion,
and desired to raise the American flag
instead of the Spanish flag on the is
land. The Ameircan flag will be raised
there for the purpose of . giving six
months' notice in order to establish in
the archipelago customs regulations
under the . protocol of 1885 between
Spain, Germany and Great Britain.
Bates' report will be sent by mail.
CAPTURED BY REBELS.
American Gunboat and Crew in Fili
pino Hands. -
Manlia, Sept. : 27. It is reported
that the insurgents have captured the
United States gunboat Urdaneta, in
the Orani river, on the northwest side
of Manila bay, where she was patrol
ling. One officer and nine of crew
The gunboat Petrel, sent to investi
gate, returned and reported that the
Urdaneta wait beached opposite the
town of - Orani, on the Orani river.
She was burned and the following gun
with their ammunition were captured
One one-pounder, one Colt automatic
gun and one Nordenfeldt, 25 milimeter
gun. The crew of the Urdaneta are
prisoners, or have been killed. Further
details are lacking. -
Woman's Work In England.
New York, Sept. 27. James O'Con-
nell, president of the International
Machinists, who had been a delegate to
the British- trades congress meeting
held in Plymouth, England, spoke to
the Central Federated Union of , his
experiences and observations at the
congress and among the working
classes in England. He did not have
a high opinion of them. The condi
tion of the English working men, wo
men and children, he said, was deplor
able. . The difference of sex seemed to
be entirely lost sighaxfif. He saw the
women going about in clogs, dressed in
men's clothes, in blacksmith and other
shops, wielding the sledge hammers
with the men. -
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 27. News
reached here by the Cottage City that
a relief expedition has been sent by the
mounted police to the Mackenzie trail
where great suffering is said to prevail.
The last arrival from the Mackenzie
was an Australian named Ed ward son,
who, after losing his supplies, was a
week without food. A prospecting ex
pedition which returned to Dawson
after 10 weeks on the upper Klondike,
Porcupine and Stewart rivers, reports
that although colors are found there is
no gold on any of the creeks of these
Manila, Sept. 27. Two Englishmen
who had been held by the insurgents
since June, have arrived at Angeles.
They have reported that the Filipino
congress has resolved that 14 American
prisoners shall be surrendered Wednes
day or Thursday. They have, how
ever, no information as to the where
abouts of Captain Charles M. Rocke
feller, of the Nineteenth infantry, who
disappeared in April last, and from
Whom nothing has been heard. They
assert that three Americans who were
captured by the rebels are ' acting ar
officers in the insurgent army..,
Americans InTade Germany.
London, Sept 27 The Berlin corre
spondent of the Daily Mail, in a dis
patch dealing with the great increase
of American iron and steel imports into
Germany, says: .
"I learn that the Garvin Machine
Company and the Nile tool works are
going to erect ' large plants in Berlin.
Other important American concerns,
including the Buffalo Forge -Company,
are expected to follow , suit. There is
an average of 2,400 value of iron tools
alone imported weekly from New
York." -- - -
Killed by Soda Fountain Explosion.
Vacaville, Cal., Sept. 23. By the
explosion of a soda fountain in a bakery
today, Karl Andler, an employe, was
killed. The "proprietor, ' who was fill
ing the fountain, was' uninjured.
San Francisco, Sept. 27.-r-The Idaho
and North Dakota volunteers were
mustered out of service of. their coun
try at the Presidio today. :
Explosion Killed Three Brothers. '
Palmetto, Ga., Sept. 27. E. P.
Hearn, J. P. Hearn and Henry Hearn,
brothers, were killed today by the ex
plosion of a stationary engine boiler in
a building owned by them. The ex
plosion was caused by letting cold
water into the boiler.'
One Death at Swinburne Island.
New York, Sept. 25. Private C.
Oswald, of the First infantry, who was
transferred to Swinburne island last
Tuesday from the transport Buford,
died tonight from yellow fever.
Four Tachts Capsized.
Toledo, O., Sept. 26. Lake Erie
witnessed the worst storm of the sea
son, the wind blowing at the rate of 70
miles an hour. ; Four yachts were cap
sized near Maumee bay, and the crews
were rescued with difficulty. Consid
erable damage to houses is reported in
Northwestern Ohio, , ' .
A Mammoth Exhibit of the
Products of the Northwest.
INFORMATION AND RECREATION
The Pair. Opening September 8. Will
Run Day and Evening Until October
88 Attractions Numerous.
- The Oregon Industrial Exposition at
Portland this year is going to be a
grand combination of fair, band con
certs and thrilling performances by
world-renowned performers.'- -r"
' All the products of the. entire North
west will be attractively - exhibited.
Grains, grasses, fruits, flowers,, vegeta
bles, etc., will all be shown, and man
ufactured articles will be . attractively
The amateur photographers - of the
world will make a display of their
work, and cash jrizes ranging from
$5 to $25 will be awarded. This art
exhibit is going to be a great feature,
and amateurs everywhere are invited
to contribute to it. -" .
The music at the exposition at Port
land this year is going to be .of . the
very best. Bennett's full military
"band will give both classical and popu
lar concerts every afternoon and even
ing, and its musio is really grand.'
While the exposition at Portland has
all the best features of a fair, .the dull
and uninteresting features are carefully
cut out, and everything is made bright
and interesting. The amusement fea
ture comprises performances by the
great Florenz troupe, this being their
first appearance in America: .The
wonderful sisters Macarte . will - give
thrilling performances every evening,
and Major Ganz, the smallest man ia
the world, will be on exhibition, and
there will be an immense merry-go-round
for the children. There will be
no lack of healthful amusements.
The' immense exposition building has
been made as pretty as a picture, and
you can imagine what a scene of splen
dor it will present when illuminated
by its 3,500 electric lights.
A new feature this year is a repro
duction of Multnomah falls, the - pride
Df all Oregon. It is 80 feet high, has
the same rustic bridge as the original,
ind is worth coming miles to see. . '
Portland is a fine city to visit, and
there are thousands of sights to see,
and you can see many of them for 5
cents by riding all over town on the
electric cars,' which run everywhere.
The price of admission to the exposi
tion is kept down to 25 cents, and all
the railroads and steamboats will carry
people during the fair at specially low;
rates. , ' . t - i
The Oregon Industrial Exposition
at Portland is going to be one of the
events of the year, and it is first-olass
in every respect. . It spares no expense
in being interesting and attractive, and
has solid business men behind it. . Its
general . committee of management
comprises the following well-known
H. C. Breeden, president; I. N.
Fleischner, vice-president; R. J.
Holmes, treasurer; W. S. Struble, sec
retary; E. C. Mas ten, assistant secre
tary; H. E. Dosche, auditor; George
L. Baker, superintendent; J. P. Mar
shall, Ben Selling, H. L. Pittook, D.
Solis Cohen, C. B. Willams, Dan Mo
Allen, A. B. Steinbach, J. E. Tbielsen,
D. M. Dunne, R. C. Judson, L. M.
Spiegl, Sig. Sichel, H. D. Ramsdell,
B. S. Pague, General O. Summers, Col
onel I. N. Day, George Fuller, E. 8.
Edwards. , .
THE FIRST MONTANA.
Sis Companies Return on the Transport
Zealand ia. ,
San Francisco, Sept. 25. The Uni
ted States transport Zealandia arrived
from Manila via Yokohama today, hav
ing on board six companies of the First
Montana volunteers. A noisy greeting
was extended to the returning soldiers,
whose safe arrival was announced by
the blowing of steam whistles and the
discharge of cannon. ,
Notification of the Zelandia's . com
ing was promptly given, and tugs went
out to greet the transport. One tug had
on board a number of officials of Cali
fornia and of San Francisco, and mem
bers of the local reception committee,'
reinforced by a brass band. The othel
carried Governor Smith, of Montana;
United States Senator Carter and,: a
party of Montanans, who were vocifer
ous in their joy at beholding their sol
dier kith and kin once more.
' The health of all on board is ' excel
lent, and there was but one death on
the voyage, that of James . Ashton,
Fourth United States cavalry, who died
September 19 of pneumonia, . Aside
from this case there was no sickness on
board the transport during the trip.
Otis Becomes a Catholic
New York, Sept. 23. Apropos of the
charges ' of , vandalism in Catholic
churches in the Philippines by Ameri
can soldiers, a correspondent of the
Times calls attention to the fact that
in a. recently published book issued by
a Paulist father a list is given of
"American Converts from Pro teas tan t
ism," in which appears the name of
Colonel E. S. Otis, United States army.
The Venezuelan Revolution.
New York, Sept. 25. A dispatch to
the Herald from Port Spain, Trinidad,
says: The Venezuelan government is
concentrating its eastern forces at Guy
ara to meet he revolutionist troops un
der General Mata. A decisive engage
ment is expected to take place very
soon. It is reported that . the reason
President Andrade returned to Caracas
was that he feared treachery on the
part of two generals who are believed
to be in sympathy with the revolution
ists.,; ' '- v y
Cleveland Street-Car Dynamited.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 25. Another
Big Consolidated street car was dyna-.
mited tonight. The explosion occurred
on the Wade Park line, in a lonesomt
place near the city limits. The explo
sion smashed the front wheels on each
side. The car jumped the track, ran
across the other track and stopped in
the gutter of the street. There were
only two passengers, and they both
escaped injury. Nobody was seen about
the place where the explosion occurred,
and there is no olew to the perpetrav
GENERAL TRADE IS GOOD.
Reaction la the Stock Market Has But
R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of
trade says: -The reaction in the stock
market is not a sign of anything outside
that market, but has caused many to
look for signs of a reaction elsewhere.
Such signs have been hard to find. It
has been for months a wonder that the
demand for products was sustained at
rates exceeding past consumption in
any year, notwithstanding the general
rises in prices. But the demand does
not appear to abate, and the rise in
Wheat exports fall a little below
last year's, but in three weeks, flour
included, have been 8,865,877 bushels
for Atlantic ports, against 9,293,831
bushels last year, and 1,021,998 bush
els from Paciflo ports, against 907,961
bushels last year. But Western re
ceipts have been 21,759,852 bushels,
against 23,099,397 bushels last year,
and even more impressive are the re
ceipts of 18,515,933 bushels of corn,
against 11,177,483 bushels last year,
and the exports of 9,201,427 bushels,
against 5,943,966 last year.
' Further government reports have
been so credited abroad that cotton has
risen to 6.62 cents, but it comes for
ward more freely than in years of max
imum crops. . - .,
When men pay $3 to f 5 per ton more
than the latest quoted price- for iron
products in order to get early deliver
ies, it is because delay is threatened on
works or railroads or bridges, vessels
or machinery, promising a profit many
times the cost of a small fraction of the
material. In such circumstances as
in much of the reconstruction and ex
pansion now going on, present cost
counts for little compared with the
earning power of the finished product
in a time like this.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Wheat Walla-Walla, 58 (3 59c; Val
ley, 60 (g 61c; Bluestem, 6061o per
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 35 86c; choice
gray, 83 84c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15 16; brew
ing, $17.50 per ton.
Mills tuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16 per
Hay Timothy, $89; clover, $6
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 4550o;
seconds, 3540c; dairy, , 8035o;
store, 22 21o.
Eggs 20c per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 12c;
Young America, 13c; new cheese 100
per pound. '
' Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.00
5.00 per dozen; hens, $5.50; springs,
$2.504.00; geese, $6.508 for old;
$4.606.50 for young; ducks, $4.50
'6.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12
13o per pound. '
Potatoes 6575oper sack; sweets,
2 2Jio per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, $1;
beans, 56o per pound; celery, 70
75o per dozen; cucumbers, 50o per
box; peas, 34o per pound; tomatoes,
2530oper box; green corn, 12)4
15o per dozen.
Hops 11 13c; 1897 crop, 46o.
Wool Valley, 12 18o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 818o; mohair, 27
80c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8o; dressed mutton, 6
7c per pound; lambs, 7 Ko per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$6.00 7.00 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.504.00;
cows, $3.003.50; dressed beef, 67o
per pound. '
Veal Large, 67o; small, 8
8 o per pound.
. Seattle Markets.
Onions, new, $1.25 1.60 per sack.
Potatoes, new, 75c$l. .
' Beets, per sack, $1.10.
Turnips, per sack, 60o.
Carrots, per sack, 85 90c.
Parsnips, per sack, $1 1.75.
Cauliflower, 75o per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California, $
1.25 per 100 pounds.
Peaches, 6580o. '
Apples, $1.251.50 per box.
Pears, $1.00 1.25 per box.
; Prunes, 60o per box.
. Watermelons, $1 1.75.
Cantaloupes, 5075o. 'J .
Butter Creamery, 27o per pound;
dairy, 1722o; ranch, 12X17o per
Eggs 27o. ,
Cheese Native, 18 14c. ;
Poultry 14 16c; dressed, 16 o. ;
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $7 9;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.60; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
- Barley Rolled " or ground, per ton,
$21; whole, $22. . , '
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.50; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.60; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.75. I
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $15.00;
shorts, per ton, $16.00.
, Feed Chopped feed, $20.50 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $22; oil cake meal,
per ton, $35.00.
aa Fraaclseo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1214oper
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1014o; Val
ley, 17 19c; Northern, 810or ,
Onions Yellow, 7585o per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery 25 26c;
do seconds, 23 24c; fancy dairy, 21
23o; do seconds, 18 20o per pound.
Eggs Store, 20 23c; fancy ranch,
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.753.25;- Mexican limes, $4.00
5.00; California lemons 75c$1.50;
uo cnoice 91.75 2.00 per box.
Hay Wheat $69.50; wheat and
oat $6.508.50; best barley $5.00
7.00; alfalfa, $5.00 7.00 per ton;
straw, 80 35c per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 40 55c; Ore
gon Burbanks, $1.25 1.50; river Bur
banks, 50 70c; Salinas Burbanks,
90c$1.16 per sack.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60
2.60 per bunch; pineapples, $2.00'
4.00; Persian dates, 66)o per
pound. : . -.
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