Union gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1899-1900, October 06, 1899, Image 1

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From Alf Parts of the New
World and the Old.,
CaapnhmilT. Review or the Imp.rt
ut BappcDlnti of the 'Past Week
Called Fram the Telegraph Columns.
Lumber is worth $150 a thousand at
Cape Nome.
The Idaho volunteers were given a
reception as they passed through Port
land. It is estimated that there were
2,000.000 visitors in New York during
the Dewey celebration.
A fire in Rossland, B. C, for a time
threatened to wipe out the town, but
the flames were controlled with a loss
of $5,000.
A scheme is on foot in New York to
secure American capital for the com
pletion of the unfinished Porto Rican
railroad in Porto Rico.
The bark Tillie Baker has returned
from Havana with a cargo of such of
the armor plate as the divers were able
to recover from the wreck of the battle
ship Maine.
The cruiser Chicago, the flagship of
Bear-Admiral Howison, has reached
Kew York, after a long cruise, during
which she touched the coast of Africa
and visited Port Said.
Some of the non-union men put to
work in the New York Sun office when
the union men walked out some time
ago have struck. They allege that the
Sun did not keep its agreement. .
' News has reached Victoria of an ac
tive volcano on James island, one of
the Galapagos group. It became active
three months ago, - sending . broad
streams of lava down its sides.
At a meeting of citizens recently the
name of Anvil City, Alaska, , was
changed to Nome. This was done to
make the name of the city correspond
with the name of the postoffice.
A new national temperance organiza
tion, to be known as the Young Peo
ple's Christian Temperance Union, waf
organized in Chicago. It is pledged tc
raise 1,000,000 votes for the Prohibi
tion party.
Generals Marcono and Ron, wh
have been in command of government
forces in Venezuela, have joined th
revolutionsts with all their arms.' At
Carite the revolutionists captured a
gunboat, but lost four killed and twc
A large rush order for American
draft horses was placed at the Chicago
stockyards by the English government.
No limit was placed on the numbei
wanted, and they are to be for immed
iate shipment. They are for use in
the Transvaal in the event of hostili
ties. -
' American machine and tool compan
ies are going to erect works in Ger
many. The new torpedo " boat Craven hag
been launched at the Bath, Me., iron
works. J
A hail and wind storm through the
apple district of Missouri did . great
damage to the crop.
Between four and five hundred per
sons were killed in India by earth
quakes and landslides.
- Fire did $5,000 damage in a nine
story building in New York. The
watchmen were asleep.
Last British dispatch to the Boeri
was pacific in tone and it is said will
clear the way for peace.
Five officers of the Japanese army
are reported to be assisting the insur
gents in their war preparations.
There is great excitement in the
Cheyenne Sioux agency over the mur
der of Long Haley, by a squaw man.
General Manual Guzman Alvarez,
governor of the province of Bermudez,
has revolted against the Venezuelan
government. ' ;
The governing body of the Colorado
Mining Stock Association has voted to
reduce the rates of commission charged
practically 50 per cent.
Reports from Guadeloupe estimate
the damage from the recent hurricane
at $5,000,000. Forty lives were lost
and 250 persons seriously injured.
The three treaty powers, Great Brit
ain, Germany and the United States,
are considering at Washington the
clahns arising out of the bombardment
of Samoa last summer by the American
and British navies.
A new steamer line between Mexico
and South American ports to begin Janu
ary 1, will strive to develop Mexico's
cotton industry and place her in a posi
tion to compete with the United States,
England and other countries.
A head-end collision between a pas
senger train and a freight occurred on
the New York Central about half a
' mile west of Auburn, and as a result
three people were killed, two fatally
injured and four seriously injured
The responsibility for the accident is
not yet determined.
Sir Thomas J. Lipton says he owes
his business success to his commercial
training in America.
Lieutenant-Colonel J. R. Campbell,
of the Thirtieth volunteers, is the only
newspaper editor holding that rank in
the army.
The bronze statue of the confeder
ate admiral, Raphael Semmes, to be
set np in Mobile, Ala., is to be of
heroic size, the work of Casper Bnberl,
of New York.
Prince David Wawanakoa, of Hon
lulu, who is in Washington visiting
his aunt, Queen Liliuokalani, says
that annexation is a decided success.
Because his wife fell in love with
another man, John Bliha, of Mount
Carmeil, Pa., sold her for $200. The
purchaser was her husband's brother,
George Bliha.
In the reappointment by Governor
Wolcott, of Massachusetts, of Dr. J.
C. Selby to the position of medical
examiner in Barnstable county, the
office was given to a man long since
. Pasteur methods are subduing the
plague in Portugal.
New York is jammed with strangers
to see the international yacht races.
There -is talk in Japan of a triple al
liance between Japan, China and Corea.
Sir Thmoas Lipton has been invited
to attend the Chicago corner stone laying.-
: .
, The empress dowager of China, it is
said, has determined to depose the em
peror of Japan. ,
Brigadier-General Eagan has decided
to appeal his case to congress and
hopes to secure vindication.
Fifteen men, with knives, revolvers
and clubs engaged in a street brawl
in Chicago and one man was killed.
A Chicago naturalist who has just
returned from Alaska brings news that
there are three active volcanoes in
Western Alaska.
Captain Albert Barker, who took
the battleship Oregon from New York
to Manila, will take command of the
Norfolk navy -yard. " ,:
In the event of war the British ex
peet early reverses in South Africa.
The government is blamed for having
delayed sending reinforcements to the
Cape. "' . ; .
Gen, Otis says the insurgents are
maneuvering solely to gain recognition.
He has told Aguinaldo's envoys that
the only thing the United States will
consider is a white flag. .
A paddle steamer en route from
Hong Kong to Manila foundered and
seven of the crew were drowned. The
disaster is said to have been due to the
ravages of the white rat.
President McKinley has determined
to urge again upon congress the au
thorization of a trtns-Pacific cable,
and when that body meets will be able
to show : the practicality of such a
route by a naval survey. -.,
A crook arrested at Knoxville, Term.,
has offered to reveal the hiding place
of the timepiece stolen esom ex-President
Harrison some time ago. It is
worth more than $1,000 and ' was pre
sented to Mr.' Harrison hy the senators
on his retiring from office.
At Muncie, Ind., Francis Stoker, a
veteran of the civil war, dropped dead
from apoplexy. His son, Everett, now
coming home from the Phiippines, will
learn of his father's death and that of
his betrothed, Miss Edna Fogel, at
Chicago, simultaneously
The Nevada' cavalry has sailed for
home. ;
The ' North Dakota soldiers : have
reached home. 1 - ''
The insurgents in Eastern Mindanao
have offered to surrender.
The president has approved the sen
tence of Captain O. M. Cartel.
Forty -eight new cases and two deaths
from yellow fever were reported from
Key West Sunday. :,
Admiral Dewey has accepted the in
vitations of Philadelphia and Chicago
to visit those cities.
The Transvaal situation has caused a
stagnation in business in London and
stocks are at a standstill. ' ,?
The North Atlantic squadron will go
to Hampton Roads, where the change
in commanders will take place and' the
winter maneuvers be mapped out.
The Filipinos, ' have given np 14
American prisoners-. . All of them are
enlisted men, but Lieutenant Gilmore
and his comrades are not with them.
Rear-Admiral Walker, of the canal
commission, while in New York at the
Dewey celebration, declared that the
Nicaragua canal would surely be built.
The decision of the Japanese respect
ing their schools to allow, no religious
teaching will' seriously embarrass the
missionaries,' whose chief purpose is
Lto proselyte the young.
If the volume of business continues
for the next four months at the ratio of
the past eight months, the export trade
of Havana for the first year of Ameri
can occupation will exceed the hand
some sum of $29,000,000.
Not the faintest hint is allowed to
escape as to what diplomatio commu
nications, if any, are passing between
London and South Africa.. Troops are
massing on the frontier and it is said
that the Boers may declare- war at any
moment. ' - -
The United States cruiser New Or
leans has arrived at New York from
Santo .Domingo, where she had been
sent to look after American interests
during the anticipated troubles subse
quent to the assassination of President
Heureaux. J-
A number cf the ill-fated Scotsman's
crew arrived in Montreal. They were
placed under arrest and plunder to the
amount of $3,000 taken from them. It
was with .' difficulty that the police
saved the wretches from being hurled
into the sea by the infuriated Cana
dians. A letter from Fort Francis, Ontario,
says: Ungavaland, a region as deso
late and unknown as the Klondike was
four years ago, has just been pene
trated by a party of prospectors. From
their reports and from the statements
of a member of the Canadian geological
survey, they have run into a new Klon
dike, and one richer in diversified min
erals. Emneror William is said to be the
only living sovereign of Europe upon
whose life no attempt has yet been
The society of total abstainers just
formed in Venna is the first ever estab
lished in Austria. Everybody drinks
in Austria.
Thomas A. Edison and other Eastern
capitalists have bought the Oritz grant
in New Mexcio for $1,000,000. Mr.
Edison has a new process of treating
low grade ores and placer dirt. .
One married couple in five in France
i have no children.
The little town of Morehead, Kan.,
has a co-operative hotel, laundry, hall,
creamery and' canning factory and a
co-operatve dining hall, with several
co-operative farms near by.
One of New York's Dewey decora
tions will be a picture in red, white
and blue electrio lights on the face of
the palisades opposite Harlem of the
Olympia. It is to be 180 feet long.
At the bow will be the famous order
that wll go ringing down the ages:
"You may fire when ready, Gridley. "
The Great Marine Parade in
Dewey's Honor.
Olympia and the Warships led the Pro
cession Sir Thomas Lipton Shared
the Enthusiasm With the Here.
New York, Oct. 2. The naval pa
rade, from the standpoint of the war
ships, was an immense marine picture,
a water pageant with so little of inci
dent, copamred with its great size,
that it appealed to the eye as a paint
ing rather than a drama. The vast
gathering of water craft maintained an
average speed of eight knots, but so
magnificent was its area that the im
pression was one of exceingly slow and
stately, movement. The picture war
continually changing, but it melted
lowly in such measured rythm from
form to form that the sense of motion
was largely lost. It started under a
brilliant sky, passed at the mouth of
the Hudson through the threat of an
ugly storm, and emerged through a
rainbow arch that stretched from snow
to shore into a clear and brilliant
sunset off the Grant tomb. f -
The night had been a busy one in the
fleet of warships off Tompkinsvlle.
The last details of the day's ceremony
were hardly settled before the day
itself broke on a scene of greater activ
ity than the classic anchorage had
ever witnessed before.
The great vessels of the white squad
ron swung at their anchorage as for
the past two days, but the crowd of
neighboring craft had been swelled pas
counting. As far as could be seen tne
water was a mass of moving steamers.
The evolution began at 1 o'clock,
and in 15 minutes the fighting line
was straightened out up the harbor.
Admiral Dewey was going to his own
place at the head of a squadron that
would have won, at need, three battles
of Manila bay without stopping for
The head of the column was a broad
arrow. Six torpedo boats spread out
at the bar, three on a side,- from the
Olympia's" quarter. Outside of them
a flying wedge of police patrol boats
formed a great V, whose apex was the
Olympia. . . ' ' " '
Flanking them, ahead and astern,
were the harbor fire boats, spouting
great columns of water that turned
threateningly toward the excursion
boats on either side when they at
tempted to crowd the line of march.
But the pageant back of this powerful-vanguard
was not limited to a
single or sextuple line of ships. It
was a sinuous marine monster half a
mile wide, whose vertebrae were the
ships of the white squadron, and whose
ribs were rows upon rows of every sort
of floating thing that had ever run by
steam in New York harbor.
From the time the British yacht
Erin started she certainly was the
chief attraction . along the river front,
after the Olympia had gone by, and
Sir Thomas Lipton was accorded - an
ovation all along the line. To those
on board . the Erin, decked out as she
was with flags of all nations, it looked
as if the American people were greatly
pleased with Sir Thomas, and were
delighted at an opportunity to give
him a hearty welcome. They ran
alongside in tugs, barges, launches and
big excursion steamers, and shouted
all sorts of complimentary things to
him, while the tall yachstman on the
upper brfgde of the Erin wore a smile,
and not infrequently called back hii
thanks for the kind wishes. ; ;
Those of the British Subjects Aggregate
Washington, Sept. 80. The British
commissioner to Samoa, Mr. Eliot, has
received from Apia a full report on the
claims made by the British subjects
for damage resulting from the bom
bardment and the native uprising.
The claims aggregate something over
$37,000. Of this amount about $30,
000 grows out of the depredations of
the Mataafa rebels in -January and
March last, while some $5,000 is for
losses resulting from the bombardment
of the British-American naval forces
and the succeeding operations on land.
The original amount of the claims was
doubled the amount now submitted to
the British commissioner as they were
first subjected to a rigid scrutiny by a
British - official at Apia. Mr. Eliot
called at the White House today and
had a talk with the president, in the
course of which Mr. McKinley ex
pressed his satisfaction with the work
of the Samoan commission.
Cleared of Rebels.
, Manila, Oct. 2.- General MacAr
thur's column has returned to Angeles,
where' Generals MacArthur, Wheaton
and Wheeler have established their
headquarters, with 3,000 troops. . It is
expected they will remain there until
a general advance is ordered. There
are no troops at Porac. Nine Ameri
cans were wounded in yesterday's
fighting, two it is believed fatally. It
is estimated that 50 insurgents were
killed or wounded.
Conference at Angeles.
Manila, Oct. 2. Generals Otis and
Schwan and possibly Generals Lawton
and Bates will proceed to Angeles to
day, where they may confer with Fili
pino commissioners, as the result- of
an exchange of communications be
tween General MacArtLur and the in
surgents. A Filipino general is ex
pected with the American prisoners
today. Two reconnoitering parties
came into collision with the unsuraents
near Almus and four Americans were
Million Dollar Fire,
Cincinnati, Oct, 2, At 1;10 A, M,
fire was discovered in the Big Four
warehouse, occupying a block bounded
by Central avenue, Pearl, Plum and
Second streets. The fire rapidly spread
to other railway buildings, destroying
jin its path a number of cars, some of
(which were loaded. The loss is esti
mated at over $1,000,000.
An inch of rain on a square mile of
land equals more than 14,478,433 gal
lons, or over 64,935 tons, 100 tons pet
acre being a rough and ready reckon-
British Government Will Charter Forty
Steamers For Transports. -
London, Oct. 4. A special dispatch
from Pretoria says: '. : i ;
"A rigorous censorship is maintained
over . all press telegrams. President
Kruger addressed the troops which
started for the Natal border Saturday,
appealing to their patriotism and wish
ing them Godspeed."
The general drift of news indicates
that the position of the British troops
in South Africa is critical, owing to
the delay in sending reinforcements,
and in the event of hostilities, early
reverses are regarded as probable. The
latest advices show that the Transvaal
mobilization has been ' rapid and com
prehensive. Many Boers, it is said,
did not wait to be commanded, but
proceeded to the border spontaneously.
It is calculated that the Orange Free
State already has 7,000 men on the
The British government is chartering
a large number of steamers, evidently
for the purpose of transporting an
army corps. ' About 40 vessels are to
be chartered. ' ''
No confirmation is obtainable from
any source of the report contained in a
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
Company that the Boers have captured
Dundee. ; ' ' - . : ;
Appalling SiOects of. Earthquakes In
Asia Minor. . . -
Constantinople, Oct. 4. It is now
estimated that 1,500 persons perished
in the earthquakes in Asia Minor
around. Aiden. The first shock oc
curred at 4 o'clock in the morning of
September 20, and lasted 40 seconds.
The effects were appalling. Whole vil
lages were completely destroyed. The
earthquake was felt as far as Scio,
Mitylene and Smyrna. ; ,
The latest advices from the stricken
area show that men, women and chil
dren were buried in the ruins of their
dwellings before . they realized their
danger. Numbers of bodies still lie
beneath the debris. About 500 persons
were killed at Sakarenir and some 500
at Denizl, where three-fourths of the
buildings fell. There was proportion
ate loss of life in many of the smaller
villages. -, " " ! ".
The disturbance has not yet subsided,
although its strength appears to be
spent. TheN shocks continue almost
daily, but with no great violence. The
population is encamped in the open.
One consequence of the earthquake
is the subsidence of the level of the
Aiden district by two yards. Sulphur
ous springs burst out in the valley of
Noander, and . the country between
Aiden and Denial! became full of cre
vasses, out of which rushed black,
muddy water with sufficent volume to
wash away a flock of 1,000 sheep. "-.
Otis Refused to Deal Further With the
Filipino Envoys.
Manila, Oct. 4. The Filipino envoys
called on Major-General Otis , today
and discussed matters, with no result.
General Alejandrino said to a represen
tative of the press that he had no in
structions except to deliver a letter,
which was rejected. - He will return
to Tarlac tomorrow.
-An expedition composed of an ar
mored flatboat, armed with two -three-pounders,
with the gbnhoats ' Helena,
Petrel and Mindore escorting it, pro
ceeded yesterday to Oronai, for . the
purpose of bombarding that place,
landing 200 marines and bluejackets
and raising the ; wrecked gunboaf 'Ur
daneta. . .The gunboats will approach
to about 2,700 yards of Orani, and the
flatboat s will enter the river. The
expedition will return tomorrow,-
Permanent Dewey Arch. ' -New
York, Oct. 3. Following , the
suggestions that the Dewey arch be
made permanent in marble and bronze,
prominent citizens have joined in a
cause to rear an arch that shall be in
lasting commemoration not only of
Dewey and Manila, but of the heroes
and engagements of the American navy.
Among those who have given their
assurance of support are: Ex-Vice-President
Levi P. Morton, ex-Secretary
Cornelius N. Bliss, ex-Secretary
Daniel S. Lamont, J. Pierpont Morgan,
Anson R. Flower and Jefferson Selig
man. Petitions will be circulated in the
chamber of commerce and "stock ex
change and in other prominent busi
ness places. A meeting will be held
next week for organization. . Such an
arch as that suggested, it is estimated,
will cost $1,500,000. One of the pro
moters is said to have offered a check
for $50,000.
Pasteur Treatment for the Plague.
' Paris, Oct. 4. La Fronde publishes
the report of an interview with Pro
fessor Calmette, the Pasteur institute
commissioner, who has returned from
Oporto, in which the professor says,
before his arrival the mortality among
those stricken with the plague amount
ed to 33 per cent. Of 15 treated with
the serum, he adds, not one died.
This restored public confidence, and in
three days he. inoculated 342 persons.
Thirty Buildings Destroyed,
Chicago, Oct, 4, A special to the
Tribune from Pittsfield, 111,, says:
Fire has almost destroyed the town of
Nebo, in the southern part of the coun
ty, Over 80 buildings were burned.
-''.' Fighting at Imus, ' . '
Manila, Oct, 4, The Fourth infantry
regiment, Major Price commanding,
has had a series of encounters with the
insurgents about Imus since Saturday.'
The natives were "ledit is supposed,
by a former mayor of Imus, and made
a .general attack upon the American
lines from Imus to Bacoor, A captain
and a corporal of ' the American forces
were killed, and eight men were
wounded, A Filipino colonel is known
to have been killed,
Lorenzo Ciordella, his wife and fam
ily, while out driving near San Fran
cisco were struck by a train. The
father and eldest child were killed, but
the mother and younger child escaped.
One of the government inspectors of
charities in Porto Rico wrote a letter
to a friend in New York, in which he
saya that the hurricane rendered 250,
000 persons needy, but that if the peo
ple of the island were permitted to sell
their coffee, sugar and tobacco in the
United States, their sufferings could
be considerably lessened.
Aguinaldo's Third Trial Has
Failed as Before.
Interview With His Envoy, Who Talks
Like a - Genuine Anti-Imperialist
- Filipino Soldiers' Condition. -
Manila, Oct. 8.- Aguinaldo's third
Attempt to shift his difficulties into
the field of diplomacy is a repetition of
the other two, with an impossible en
deavor to obtain some sort of recogni
tion of his so-called government. -
The Filipino envoys had an hour's
conference with General Otis this
morning. They brought from Agui
naldo a message that he dosired peace
and wished to send a civilian govern
mental commission to discuss the ques
tion. General Otis replied that it was
impossible for him to recognize Agui
naldo's government in that way. They'
presented a letter from Aguinaldo as
"president of the republic " which war
largely a repotition of his recent ap
peals : for . recognition. General Otis
informed them that, while he was will
ing to correspond with ' Aguinaldo as
general of the insurgent forces, he must
positively decline to recognize " him as
president of the civil government.
Another conference will-be held to
morrow. - s ' ..
The Filipinos will remain two or
three days. Their movements are un
restricted, but they are under the con
stant chaperonage of Captain Johnson,
of the Sixteenth infantry. Today they
visited the hospitals and distributed
money among the wounded Filipinos,
after Which they made calls and re
ceived visitors at their hotel. Natives
in their Sunday clothing .thronged the
plaza in front of the hotel all day,
stretching their necks towards the win
dows for a glimpse of the showy uni
forms of the enovys. The assemblage
finally increased , to -1,000 people.
When the envoys emerged for an' after
noon drive, the natives removed their
hats deferentially and a crowd in ve
hicles and on foot followed the carriage
through the streets.
"We desired peace, but peace with
independence and honor," said General
Aliejandrino today, while conversing
with a press representative. He im
presses one as dignified and dispassion
ate and a keen man of the wolrd. He
was educated- in Euorpe, and designed
the remarkable "entrenchments from
Manila to Tarlac. While reticent con
cerning his mission, his conversation
throws an interesting light on the Fili
pino view of the- American attitude. -
"How long can the Filipino armj
withstand 60,000 troops?" asked the
press representative.
"Fighting in our way, we can main
tain a state of : war and the . necessity
of a large army of occupation indefi
nitely. You Americans are holding e
few miles around Manila, a narrow
line of railroad to Angeles and a circle
around San Fernando. . But you are
ignorant of the resources of Luzon.
We hold the rich, immense productive
northern country from which to draw.
Our people contribute the money and
food for our army, and this is done at a
minimum cost "', "
"It is an interesting question whaj
the cost to the American people is o!
maintaining troops in thePhilippines
A Filipino exists with a handful of rice
and a pair .of linen trousers. We do
not have to pay our soldiers. Even
with our present ' supply of arras' and
ammunition, we could keep your army
occupied for years. ' ; . . -.
" With an'expense that grows dailyj
how long will - your people stand iti
The Filipino people do. not wish to con
tinue the fighting. We have no army
contractors. We have no business met
making profits from the maintenance
of our army. There is nothing in it
for us, nor are our salaries large enough
to keep us fighting for money and posi
tion." - h: : .-- .-- - . - . --,
Fifty Thousand Men In the I.aud Parad
Climax of Celebration.
New York, Oct. 8. The land parads
today capped the climax. The city,
state and nation united in a vast dem
onstration worthy of the hero of Manila.
The earth trembled beneath the treaft
of 60,000 men, and the air was torn
with the shouts of millions. ; The na
val parade of yesterday - was magnifi
cent and superb, but the wonder of
modern times was the great land pa
rade. Thousands of proud men of our
land and sea forces, the militia of . 15
states and the veterans of the civil and
Spanish-American wars swelled the
procession and gave it the , dignity in
size that it boasted in sentiment.
Admiral Dewey, the hero of the day,
and the officers of the fleet, in all the
glory of their gold-laced uniforms and
gold-trimmed cocked hats, were ic
open : barouches. Mayor Van Wyck
sat beside Admiral Dewey. The front
seat of the carriage was banked with
beautiful floral pieces. The hero was
recognized by the people on -the in
stant, and the cheers and huzzahs along
the line of march, seemed Jairly to lift
the sky. Everybody cheered and nearly
everybody jumped up and down in
frantic enthusiasm.
Two Killed by a Train.
San Francisco, Oct. 8. A cart con
taining Lorenzo Ciordella and his fam
ily, consisting of his wife Rosa and
two sons, Angelo, aged 2K years, and
Guidor t months old, was struck by a
northbound , San Jose : train' at Sunny
side crossing tonight. The . cart and
its occupants were hurled high in the
air, and they fell to the ground 40 feet
away. The father and eldest; child
were instantly killed, and the mother
seriously injured. She held the baby
in her firms, and it escaped unhurt.
Reply of Canadian Government.
Toronto, Ontario, Oct." 2, The On
tari government has filed its answer
to the petition of the right of the Mich
igan lumbermen. It pleads: . First,
the long standing provision of the law
that all licenses granted must be sub
ject to such conditions, regulations and
restrictions as may be established from
time to time; second, that all regula
tions were not complied with, the
crown lands commissioner had no au
thority to renew their licenses to the
suppliant; third, that the suppliants
acquired no enforceable right in re
spect to the licenses beyond a year.
But Stuck to His Job and Wpa the
Coveted Prise.
"It was such a good joke on me,"
said the girl in the gray velve toque
to the girl iu the bine velvet shoulder
cape, as they stirred their hot choco
late, "that I must tell you."
"You know how John has been pro
posing to me at regular intervals ever
since he was out of knickerbockers.
Well, he did it again the other night,
and, witli his usual facility, choBe an
oooasion when I was very cross.
"He did it a little more awkwardly
than usual, too, deliberately choosing
the ' old-fashioned method vf offeting
me 'his hand and heart.'
Here she paused to drink some choco
late, and the girl in blue asked breath
lessly what she said.
"Oh!" remarked the other, in the
tone of one relating an event of no im
poitance, "I told him that I believed
I was already provided with the full
quota of bodily organs, and that I
wouldn't deprive him."
"And what did he sav?" ' '
"Well, Belle, that's the funny thing.
He seemed to braoe up, and said, po
litely, that at any rate there was no
doubt about my having my full shaie
of cheek 1 And I was so delighted to
find a man capable of even that much
repartee on being rejected that I ac
cepted him." Cinoinnati Enquher.
Heavy Penalties for Selling Articles of
-.. Food Containing Unhealthy
The following law was passed at the
last session of the Missouri Legislature,
taking effect August 20, 1899:
Section 1. That it Bhall be unlawful foi
auy person or corporation doing business
iu this State to manufacture, sell or offer
to sell any article, compound or prepara
tion for the purpose ol being used or which
is intended to be used iu the preparation
ot food, in which article, compound or
preparation there is any anenic, calomel,
bismuth, ammonia or alum.
Sic. 2. Any person or Corporation vio
lating the provisions of .this act shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall,
upon conviction, be lined not less than one
hundred dollars, which ahull be Daid into
and become a part of the road fund of the i
county in wmcn sucn nne is collected.
The operation of this law will be
mainly against alum baking powders.
But the manufacture or sale of any ar
ticle of food or article intended to be
used in food which contains any of the
substances classed by the law as un
healthful from Arsenic to Alum is
absolutely prohibited.
Fight Between Han and Tig.
An interesting fight between a man
and a pig entranced a crowd of Norris
town people the other morning on the
wain. street. The man, a young farm
er, was driving ajoig, uncovered wagon.
He eat on some boards that were
snatched from the wagon's two sides,
and under the boards was the hog,
which his weight held down. Sudden
ly, in front of the Montgomery house,
the man flew high in the air, the
boards clattered down on top of him,
and the porker began to climb out of
the wagon. "You'll buck me, will
you?" said the man, getting up, and he
grabbed the animal by the tnroat and.
began to ; pin oh it in the nose. The
pig. erect - and shreking like mad,
struck at him with its forepaws and
tried to trip ' him with its hind ones.
The intelligent horses stopped so as to
let the ciowd view the fight in comfoit.
The man and the hog lought all over
the wagon until they both panted for
breath. The animal's nose was' bleed
inn, and the man's clothes and skin
were torn here and there. The duelists
were revolving in a tight embrace In
the middle of the wagon, like a oouple
waltzing, when a spectator reached up
and knocked the hog down with a club.
Then the boards were arranged again
and the man drove off. Philadelphia
Becord. ' -:, .-.' .- i :- . ., . , .
Climate, Scenery and Nature's , Sani
tarium. ' Scenery, altitude, sunshine and air,
constitute the factors which are rapid
ly making , Colorado the health and
pleasure grounds of the world. ' '.
v Here the sun shines 857 days of the
average year, and it blends with the
crisp, electric mountain air to produce
a climate matchless in the known
world. . No pen can portray, no brush
can picture the majestic grandeur of
the scenery along the line of the Denver
& Rio Grande Railroad in Colorado.
Parties going East should travel via
this line which is known all over the
world as the Scenic Line of the world.
For any information regarding rates,
time tables, etc., call on or address R.
C. Nichol, general agent, 251 Wash
ington street, Portland, Or., or any
agent of the O. R. & N. Co., or South
ern Pacific Company.
Improved Train Bqalpment.
The O. B. & if. and Oregon Short'
Line have added a buffet. amokina.and
library car to their Portland-Chicago
through train, and a dining car service
has been inauguarated. The train is
equipped with the latest, chair cars,
day coaches and ..luxurious first-class
and ordinary sleepnis.. Direct connec
tion made at Granger with Union Pa
cific and at Ogden with Rio Grande
line, from all points in Oregon, Wash;
ington and Idaho to all Eastern cities.
For information, rates, etc., call on
any O. R. & N. agent, or address W.
H. Hurlburt. General Passenger Agent.
Cody Called for a Cot.
Col. Cody, the eminent scout, helpef
to build, a church at North Platte, an
was persuaded by his wife and daugh
ter to accompany them to the opening.
The minister gave out the hymn, which
commenced with the words: ' "Oh, for
ten thousand tongues to sing," etc.
The organist, who played by ear,
started the tune in too high a key and
had to try again. A second attempt
ended like the first in failure. "Oh,
for ten thousand tongues to sing my
great?" came the opening words for
the third time, followed hy a squeak
from the organ and a relapse into pain
ful silence. Cody could contain him
self no longer, and blurted out: "Start
it at"3ve thousand, and mebbe some of
the rest of us can get in." San Fran
cisco Wave.
The Illinois Central is constructing
a freight car yard at New Orleans
which will have 28 miles of tracks and
will hold 8,600 cars. The yaid is be
ing so arranged that oars can be distri
buted fiom the receiving point to any
other point by gravity. This will save
an immensse expense for switching
oars in. .. , . .
Elf HI
His Home-Coming' Celebrated
at the . Nation's Capital.
The Admiral Greeted by President Mc
Kinley, Secretary Long and Other
Cabinet Members.
Washington, Oct. 4. The home
coming of Admiral George Dewey for
henceforth -the national capital is to
be his home was made the occasion
for the greatest tribute ever paid by
Washington to any individual. . After
the preliminary welcome in New York
itselfT unsuprassed in its kind, it re
mained for the highest and greatest in
the official world to hold out the hand
of greeting to the famous admiral, and
to join with the people who are to be
his fellow-citizens, in bidding him wel
come. The citizens had made every
preparation to make the occasion
worthy of their hero.
The - decorations were elaborate.
Pennsylavnia avenue was one mass of
colored bunting long the entire line
of march from the station to the White
House, and, not content with this, few
private citizens failed to make some
display of color on their residences.
Unique designs in fairy lamps dotted
the horizon; great searchlights; threw
broad beams of bright light across the
blue sky on a clear OctoT er evening,
and the stately capitol stood revealed
in its queenly beauty in the powerful
rays of many concentrated lights.
The same devise was used effectively
in the case of other pulbio buildings
within the range of vision of Admiral
Dewey and the president, as they, stood
to review : the great throng of people
which passed slowly along beneath the
prow of the white Olympia, which
projected in bold relief from the stand
at the head of Pennsylvania avenue.
, ' On the facade of the newly com
pleted government postoffice flamed
forth two inscriptions, the one reciting
the famous message of the president,
directing Dewey, then thousands of
miles away in the far East, to go forth
to destroy the Spanish fleet, and the
other setting out the famous admiral's
direction to the lamented Gridley,
"You may fire when you are ready,
Gridley," - which marked an epoch in
the history of the United States.
Twelve thousand members of civic
organizations paraded before him, be
sides tens of thousands of non-organized
citizens, and in a roar of cannon,
rockets and the blaze of red fire, and
the thunderous cheering of the popu
lace, and the warm greeting of the head
of the nation, Dewey came to the na
tional capital to a welcome such as
has not been known here hitherto. '
A mighty roar went up from the
crowd as the admiral alighted at the
portico of the executive -mansion. As
he stepped from the carriage,- Colonel
Bingham, representing the president,
stepped forward to escort him to the
east room, where Secretary Long,0As
sistant Secretary Allen -and a brilliant
assemblage of naval officials were ready
to extend to him. the . greeting of the
navy. Seoretary Long was at the door,
and, as the admiral entered, the secre
tary grasped his hand, and with en
thusiasm, said:
- "Admiral, I welcome yon home.
This is the navy department for the
moment, and - your associates of the
navy are assembled here to give you a
hearty greeting." . . -
"Thank you, thank you," responded
Admiral Dewey, first exchanging a few
words of . greeting with the secretary
and then with Mr. Allen and the other
officials. . ; , - . y
There was no formality, and after
the first greetings Secretary Long in
vited the admiral to accompany him to
the president' J' library, where Mr.
McKinley and the members of the cab
inet were awaiting him.. .
' Arm in arm, Secretary Long and the
admiral - proceeded by the ' elevator to
the upper floor of the .mansion. The
members of the cabinet had assembled
in the cabinet-room, while the presi
dent was alone in the library adjoining.
As Secretary Long entered with the
admiral, the president came forward to
greet the .famous sailor, and, grasping
his hand, wished him a hearty wel
come. The admiral acknowledged the
cordial - sentiments expressed by the
president, and then asked as to the
health of Mrs. McKinley, saying he
had heard, with great regret,' that she
had not been well. In reply, the presi
dent suggested that 'the admiral meet
Mrs.. McKinley. They stepped, out to
the corridor, where Mrs. McKinley
makes a sitting-room, and here found
her with some of her lady friends.
The admiral was presented and received
from Mrs. - McKinley, as well as the
president, a most hearty welcome home
---' Carter Goes to Leavenworth. -
New York, , Oct. 4. Ex-Captain
Oberlin Carter, who is confined in a
cell in Castle William, will probably
be taken to prison at Fort Leavenworth
tomorrow or Friday. General Merritt
has been notified that the official pa
pers will reach him from Washington
by mail tomorrow. - As soon as possi
ble thereafter, Captain Carter will be
removed from Governor's island.
Andree Buoy Found.
Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 4. The
buoy marked "Andree Polar Expedi
tion," which, with anchor attached,
was found September 9, on- the north
coast 'of King Charles island, by the
master of the Norwegian cutter Martha
Larsaak, was opened yesterday in the
presence of a number of experts and
members of the cabinet. It was found
to be the so-called north pole buoy,
which Andree had arranged to drop if
he succeeded in passing the pole.
Thirty-Second Gone to Manila.
San Francisco, Oct. 8. The remain
ing companies of the - Thirty-second
regiment sailed today for Manila on
the transports Glenogle and Charles
Nelson. Companies A, E, F, G, K, L
and M, and the regmental band, under
command of Colonel Louis A. Craig,
went on the Glenogle, and companies
C and D, under command of Major
Chalres E. Cabell, went on the Nelson.
The Glenogle and the Nelson are of
about the same speed, 14 knots an
hour. They will touch . at Honolulu,
and are expected to reach. Manila
together,., 'x .
The Volume of Business Is Still Grow
ing in All Lines.
R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review
says: September is the 12th consecu
tive month in which the volume of
business, both at New York and out
side of New York, has been greater
than the same month of any previous
year. In the 12 months, payments
through clearing houses - have been
$89,600,000,000, against $01,200,000,
000, in 12 months, ending with Sep
tember, 1892, an increase of $28,400,
000,000, over 46 per cent.
When the tremendous expansion be
gan, men called it replenishment of
long-depleted stocks, then for a time it
was called a crazy outburst of specula
tion, and when demands still expand
ed, some permanent increase of busi
ness was recognized as a result of in
creased population, earning better
wages. But the demand still grows,
now ranging about 60 per cent greater
than in 1892, while population, ac
cording to treasury estimates, is 16 per
cent greater, and wages equal, if not
over 10 per cent greater. A recon
struction of business and industries, of
producing and transporting forces, is
in progress throughout the land, with
results which none can now measure.
The wool market is active, with a
general advance, aggregating about
cent on washed fleece combing, the en
tire list quoted by Coates Bros, proba
bly averages about cent higher.
Cotton opened the crop year at 6.25
cents and has risen to 6.87, although
about a quarter more has come into
sight than last year from the greatest
crop on record, and stocks here and
abroad commercial and bill, are 658,
000 bales greater than a year ago.
: Corn is unchanged in price, and still
in large foreign demand, exports hav
ing been in four weeks 12,155,904
bushels, against 8,133,641 . last year.
Portland Market. "
Wheat Walla Walla, 69 60c; Val-.
ley, 5960c; Bluestem, 6162o per
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 84 35c; choice
gray, 88 34o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15 le;
brewing, $17.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16 pei
Hay Timothy, $8 9. 25; clover, $6
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 4547c; .
seconds, 85 40c; dairy, 8035c;
store, 2227c.
"- Eggs 20c per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 18c;
Young America, 14c; new. cheese 10c
per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50
4.00 . per dozen; hens, $4.00; springs,
$2.003.50; geese, $6.508 for old;
$4. 50 6. 50 fqr young; ducks, $4.50
5.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12
14o per pound.
Potatoes 5065o per sack; sweets, r
22jo per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c; '.
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cauli- .
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, $1;
beans, 66o per pound; celery, 70
75o per dozen; cucumbers, 60o per
box; peas, 34o per pound; tomatoes,
25o per box; green corn, 12
15o per dozen.- ,
Hops 11 13c; 1897 crop, 4 6o.
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 13c; mohair, 27
80o per pound. j
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8)c; dressed mutton, 6
7o per pound; lambs, 7o per pound.
- Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$6.007.00 per 100 pounds. -
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.504.00;
cows, $3.003.50; dressed beef, 67o
per pound.
Veal Large, 67iiC; small, 8
8 j4o per pound.
- Seattle Markets.
Onions, new, $1.251.50 per sack.
, Potatoes,. new, 75c $1. ,
Beets, per sack, $1.10.
Turnips, per sack, 75c ' , ;
Carrots, per sack, 90o. '. ' .
- Parsnips, per sack, 90c. '
Cauliflower, 75o per dozen.
. Cabbage, native and California, $1
1.25 per 100 pounds.
. Peaches, 6580o. '
: Apples, $1.251.60 per box.
Pears, $1.001.25 per box.
Prunes, 60o per box. ,
Watermelons, $1.50.
Cantaloupes, 6075o.
Butter Creamery, S7o per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 12 jj17o per
pound. . ,
Eggs 27c ' . - '
Cheese Native, IS 14c.
Poultry 15c; dressed, 16 Kc
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.
Flouir Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.60; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.60; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.75.
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.
San Franelseo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1214o per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 14c; Val
ley, 1719c; Northern, 810o.
Hops 1899 crop, 1012)o per
pound. ' '
Onions Yellow, 7585o per sack.
' Butter Fancy creamery 2626c;
do seconds, 23 25c; fancy dairy, 21
23o; do seconds, 18 20o per pound. .
Eggs Store, 3125c; fancy ranch,
82 83c
f Millstuffs Middlings, . $17.50 '
19.50; nran, $16 17.
Hay Wheat $60.9.25: wheat and
oat $6.608.00; best barley $5.00 '
7.00; alfalfa, $5.006.76 per ton;
straw, 20 85o per bale. '
Potatoes Early Rose, 40 50c: Ore
gon Burbanks, $1.251.60; river Bur-
banks, 40 65c; Salinas Burbanks.
90o$1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges. Valencia.
$2.75 3.25; ; Mexican limes, $4.00 "
o.uo; California lemons 75c$1.50: -
do choice $1.752.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50 .
3.60 per t bunch; t pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 66io per
pound. ":....:'"..'.-'