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CXIOW Estab. July, 187.
GAZETTB Katab. Dee, 1862.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
COBVAIililS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER x 13, 1899.
VOIi. XXX VI. NO. 42.
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old. -
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Rei few of the Import
ant Happening's of tba Put 'Weak
Call ad From the Telegraph Column.
The Thirty-fifth infantry has sailed
from Portland direct for Manila.
A Chicago rat-catcher is reputed to
make $6,000 a year at the business.
Admiral Dewey at his own request
has been formally destached from the
The United States revenue cutter
McCulloch, formerly , dispatch boat of
Dewey's fleet has arrived in Portland,
President Andrade is said to have
given op the struggle in Venezuela and
to have engaged passage on a steamer
sailing for New York.
Agents of the British government are
now in this country picking up horses
and nules by the hundred, and arrang
ing for speedy shipment.
Shipping men fear . that disaster has
befallen the Cyrus Wakefield, a month
overdue at San Francisco.' Five per
cent reinsurance has been paid on her..
General Otis reports progress of the
war in the Philippines. . A robber
band operating in the western portior.
of the island of Negros has been exter
Western roads are consdering a prop
osition to discontinue the practice of
granting reduced rates to officers of
volunteer regiments returning from the
The Pacific Biscuit Company, other
wise known as the cracker trust, has
been folly organized and is now doing
the bulk of the cracker and candy busi
ness of this coast.
The president is said to favor a de
partment of' industry and commerce to
be represented in the cabinet. It is
being urged by the Business Men's
League, of Chicago.
The big ship Edward Sewall, with a
carrying capacity of 16,000 tons has
been launched at Bath, Me. She will
engage in the grain trade between San
Francisco and Liverpool.
A Pretoria dispatch quotes "Oom
Paul" Kruger as saying: "Bullets
came by thousands at the time of the
Jameson raid, but the burghers were
untouched. Over oue hundred were
killed on the other side, showing that
the Lord directed our bulleta; The
Lord rules the world."
The patent' issued to James E. Low
for a certain kind of crown and bridge
work in dentistry has been held valid
by the United States circuit court for
the southern district of New York.
This patent has been the cause of an
immense amount of litigtaion, and it
is said that nearly every dentist in the
country has used the crown and bridge
St. Paul plumbers are on a strike..
Emperor Francis Joseph has ap
proved the new Austrian cabinet.
William' Waldorf Astor paid his
taxes in New York, amounting to nearly
half a million. " '.
Brigadier-General Eagan has decided
to appeal his case to congress and
hopes to secure vindication.
The British government has placed a
large order for canned meat and tinned
fruit with one of Chicago's packing
A party of American soldiers were
ambushed by Filipinos. A signal ser
geant was killed and two other Ameri
cans were wounded.
Joseph Kirk, the ' town marshal of
Inez, Ky., was shot by a desperado.
A posse have gone to the mountains af
ter the murderer.
As the result of a severe electrical
ttorm on North beach, Washington,
the house of the life-saving crew was
damaged by a thunderbolt.
Two masked men stopped the Shef
fels stage near Ouray, Colo., and took
the mail, but overlooked a box con
taining 12,000 in gold.
. Indianapolis is carrying back to the
South the Confederate flag, which hei
soldiers captured from the Ferry, Tex.,
rangers during the civil war.
A writ of habeas corpus has been
granted to Captain Parker, found guilty
of misappropriating funds, and who
had been sentenced to imprisonment.
The Venezuela boundary award is a
compromise. . Some of Great Britain's
claims are disallowed. Her frontier
will start at the Waini river. The
award was unanimous.
The first race of the America cup
series resulted in a fiasco. Time limit
was five hours and neither boat finish
ed in this time. Excursion . boats in
terfered badly with the racers.
The sword awarded by congress was
presented to Admiral Dewey by Presi
dent McKinley. The address was
made by Secretary Long. The admiral
responded by saying that he now had
proof that republics are not ungrateful.
Not one drot of intoxicatincr linnnr
is allowed to be sold at any of the mil
itary camps of Canada.
At 76 years of age Judge" Jackson, of
the United States district court for
West Virginia, is still active on the
bench. He was appointed by Lincoln.
According to the books of the New
York police department the receipts of
the burglars and highwaymen of that
city for the past 18 months have been
a little rising of $3,500,000.
The copper mines of Groslitz in Bo
hemia, which have not been worked
since the seventeenth century, are to
A new law has gone into operation
in New York which will, make it prac
tically impossible for any qualified cit
izen to escape jury duty except for ur
The Berlin authorities have strictly
forbidden collections among school
children for missionary and other pur
poses on the ground that they prove a
burden to parents and create ill feeling
There is a big stampede of miners
from Dawson to Cape Nome.
The First Washington volunteers
have arrived at San Francisco. 4
The medical department of the army
considers Vancouver a desirable place
for a sanitary hospital.
Reports to the marine hospital serv
ice say there were 28 new cases of yel
low fever and three deaths at Key
The United States transport Newport
has arrived at San Francisco, 83 days
from Manila. She has 465 members
of the volunteer signal corps aboard
and 13 civilians.
A cablegram to the war department
from General Otis states that the trans
port Indiana sailed from Manila with
43 officers and 619 men of the Tennes
see regiment. The egiment left no
sick. . - - "''
The steamer Cottage City, from the
North, has among its passengers Sena
tor Shoup, who has spent several weeks
in Alaska visiting various' points for
the purpose of obtaining information
relative to future legislation for Alaska.
President Galloway, of the New York
Central railway was before the indus
trial commission' fc give testimony re
lative to the question of railroad trans
portation. .. He favored a pooling law,
and advocated the prohibition of the
present brokerage system.
A riot prevailed in the barracks of
company L, of the Eighth , infantry, at
Fort Snelling. With only a dozen ex
ceptions, the company was locked in
the guardhouse. ; The "trouble arose
from a charge of robbery preferred by
Corporal Fonner against Privates Stout,
Kelly and Brazille. They had been in
St. Paul on a spree.
Captain Cope, of the steamer Ameri
ca., Maru, which left Yokohama, Sep
tember 27, reports the transport Tatar,
with the Kansas boys aboard, sailed
two days ahead of .him, and should
reach here tomorrow. He thinks he
passed the Tartar Saturday night in
the fog, but he is not sure,
. The Maxim-Nordenfeldt Gun & Am
munition Company, Ltd., of London,
has shipped two six-gun batteries of
mountain guns to Manila. They were
inspected here prior to shipment by
Captain George W. Vandusen, First
United States artillery, who will follow
the guns Thursday. The ordnance is
of the latest pattern. '
Oberlin Ml . Carter, the disgraced
army officer, has paid the fine of $5,000
imposed by the court-martial. . His
check for that amount was sent to the
United States District Attorney Bur
nett. Mr. Rose, of Carter's counsel,
has been called to Savannah, and Judge
Laoombe has, therefore, extended the
time for submission of briefs in the
habeas corpus proceedings. V
Admiral Dewey will receive a $1,000
watch from the municipality of Boston.
The city will spend $12,500 giving
the admiral a welcome.
The Marquette Club, of Chicago, en
tertained President McKinleyat a
banquet in the Auditorium Saturday
night. . Thirty-five hundred guests were
.According to the Sebastopol corre
spondent of the Daily Graphic the
Russian naval credit for 1900 amounts
to the ernomons total of 87,500,000
The Thirteenth Minnesota regiment,
returning home from the Philippines,
was royally entertained in Portland.
The regiment remained over night and
attended the exposition.
' The Spanish government has sold
the Havana floating dock for $600000
to a syndicate of Vera Cruz merchants.
Several New York . firms have been
asked for terms for conveying the dock
to Vera Cruz.
Admiral Dewey has chosen J. W.
Crawford as his official secretary. Mr.
Crawford is an employe in the office
of the judge-advocate-general of the
navy. He will hold the rank of lien
tenant in the navy.
Near Chicago five persons were in
jured in a collision bewteen a Haw
thorne race track train on the Illinois
Central, and a freight engine which
stood upon a siding, the switch of
which had been left open.
Don Emanuel Aspiroz, Mexican am
bassador to the United States, and the
first of the distinguished guests whom
Chicago has arranged to entertain dur
ing the fall festival, has arrived in the
windy city from Washington.
The third attempt to sail the first
race be teen the Columbia and Sham
rock, which . took place Saturday,
proved a failure, the wind giving out
when the yachts were five miles from the
finish. When the race was abandoned
the Columbia was slightly in the lead.
A petition , to President McKinley,
urging the friendly services of the Uni
ted States in mediation between Great
Britain and the republics of the Trans
vaal and the Orange Free State, has
received the signatures of more than
400 representative men, including 80
odd presidents of colleges, 50 church
dignataries, governors of states, may
ors of cities, justices ' of the United
States and state courts, senators, con
gressmen, editors and others conspicu
ous in public matters, the professions
The American Jewish year book, just
issued, estimates the Jewish popula
tion of the United States at 1,043,800.
A Toledo (O.) wheel manufactory is
filling an order for five bicycles for the
children of the king of Siam.
The University of California will
erect a monument on the college camp
us to the collegians who died at the
front in the late war after having
abandoned their studies there to enlist
Devona Burklin is the new queen of
the gypsies. She was crowned at Lan
caster, Pa. The queen was , born in
Egypt and he father, who is 93 years
of age, boasts that none of their family
for seven generations has ever slept in
The remains of Mr. and Mrs. George
Dent, grandparents of Mrs. Ulysses S.
Grant, which were taken from the old
Cumberland, Md., burying ground,
were buried in Rosehill cemetery by
direction of Governor Lowndes. Mr.
Dent was a surveyor and laid out the
.city of Cumberland. He died in 1806.
Every ; Preparation for War
in South Africa.
ARMY RESERVES MOBILIZING
Order for the Reassembling of Parlia
mentEvery Wheel of . Government
Machinery in Motion. -"
London, Oct. 9. Whatever may be
the result of Great Britain's contro
versy with the South African republic,
every department of the government
today is as busy as though actual hos
tilities had'begun. The electric flash
that announced the mobilization of the
army'- reserves and . the' summoning of
parliament, set every wheel of the gov
ernment machinery in motion. An
hour after the Gazette appeared, exe
cutive ' orders were being dispatched
from the war office to every section o'
the kingdom, and the 10,000 bulleti
which appeared posted throughout t
country today are said to have been
identical with the proclamation pre
pared.' for use had the Fashoda incident
required such a step.
At the same time Lord Salisbury and
Mr. Balfour were issuing the necessary
orders for the reassembling of parlia
ment, and the admiralty was concen
trating; its transports. So complete
were the preparations that 25,000 re
serves have already individualy received
coupon tickets which contain instruc
tions where each man shall report for
railway ; transportation to - the place
designated, and a money order for three
shillings for proi visions en route.
At Woolwich today, it was asserted
that :95 per cent of the reserves would
be fully equipped within six days. In
the meantime, the members of the two
houses of parliament are arranging to
return to London,, and a force of men
is busily engaged in completing the
improvements at Westminster;
The . important news from South
Africa comes from Mafeking, where
twice on Saturday the British camp
was aroused, the men stood to their
arms, guns were limbered and patrols
were dispatched in the direction of the
border. No hostilities have occurred
as yet, but the enemy has moved prac
tically to the border, eight miles from
Mafeking, in force, estimated at least
6,000, comprising five commanders.
The garrisoning and fortifying of the
town are practically completed. The
streets are barricaded, and a perfect
system of mines has been laid.
Two armored trains have arrived at
Mafeking, consisting, of three bullet
proof cars, the first of which carries
a searchlight, while the rest of the cart
are loop-holed. Each) train is com
plete in itself and carries' its own pro-
"No "Way to Avert War.
Southampton, Oct. 9. Sir St. John
Christopher Willouhby, who accompan
ied Dr. Jameson into the Transvaal in
1896, and who, for participating in the
raid, was sentenced to 10 months' im
prisonment, but was subsequently re
leased, was a passenger by the steame"
Mexican, which sailed for the Cape o.
Saturday. Mr. Wessels, member of
the Cape assembly for Vryburgh, was
also a passenger by the Mexican. . In
the course of an interview, Mr. Wessels
declared that he saw no way to avert
war between Great Britain and the
Transvaal, and, if net long, it would be
terribly severe. He believed it would
be. impossible to restrain the younger
Dutch residents of Cape Colony, with
whom blood would, prove thicker than
water. The Boers, said Mr. Wessels,
were hemmed in, and would fight des
perately, and trouble might be ex
pected with the natives.
The Barbaric Act of a Polish Woman
at Bueoda. ,
Seattle, Oct. 9. A special from Bu
coda says: A most deliberate and bar
baric attempt at sucide occurred at this
place yesterday. Mrs. LeoPrabuski, a
Polish ' woman, became - angered ' at
some little domestic occurrence and
determined to do away with her life.
She procured an ordinary hatpin six
inches long and drove the pin into her
stomach through the navel. - Pressing
hard against the pin, she drove it until
it could go no farther, as it had lodged
in the spine. Then, with the intention
of forcing the pin out at the back, she
procured a rusty darning needle and
drove this into what she thought was
the hole made by the hat pin. Not
until 12 o'clock last night did she tell
any one what she had done.
Today Mrs. Prabuski repented of her
act, and accompanied the Bucoda phy
sician to this city, where Dr. Redpath
removed the pin and needle. -Dr. Red
path thinks she will live. She is 48
years old and has 19 children, five oi
whom are living.
Biggest Corn Crop In History.
Chicago, Oct. 9. "This years' corn
crop will, be one of the largest in our
history," said Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson today. "The total yield as
estimated will be between 2,300,000,
000 and 2,500,000,000 bushels. The
high prices offered for meats will in
cline the farmers to use their crop fox
feeding purposes." -
Two Through Trains.
Portland, Oct. 9. Commencing Sun
day, October 15, the Southern Pacific
Company will put on another through
train between Portland and San Fran
cisco. The new train will leave here
at 8:30 A. M. and arrive in San Fran
cisco, 8:15 P. M. Northbound trains
will leave San Francisco at 7 A. M.
There will be no change in the running
time of the present through train leav
ing Portland at 7 P. M.
Hot In California.
San Francisco, Oct. 9. A hot wave
struck California, today and the ther
mometer rose to a high point. In the
city the maximum temperature was
93.9. At Sonoma it registered be
tween 108 and 115 in the shade. -- II
the high temperature continues it will
endanger the grape crop in that county.
Raton, N. M., Oct. 9. William H.
McGinnis, the train robber who hat
been on trial the past week for the
murder of Sheriff Farr, of Walsenburg,
Col., was found guilty of murder in
the second degree.
CANNIBALISM IN SOUTH SEAS.
Natives of the New Hebrides Roasts at
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 9. A re
markable story ' of - cannibalism was
brought to Sydney, Australia, a few
days before the sailing of . the steamer
Aorangi to . this port, by the French
steamer Jeanette.1' ...The victim ot the
display of savagery was a native of
Hawaii, named . Amaru, who acted . as
orderly to the immigration department
at Noumea, in the New Hebrides.
About six months ago Amaru mar
ried a native woman of Aoba, in the
New . Hebrides group, and on passing
that island on the second day of the
voyage of the Jeanette to one of the
outlying islands, he decided to visit his
wife's tribe. Accordingly the couple
were put off in a small boat, and it was
only a few weeks ago that the steamer
made a second , call and learned their
fate. By mistake they had landed on
an unfriendly shore and .were taken
.-. The man was tied to a stake and his
torture begun. This consisted first in
allowing vicious jungle snakes from
which the poison fangs had been re
moved to attack ' the man's ': legs.
Then a fire was made, at his feet and
his legs were' horribly burned, though
the injury, was superficial so that the
victim would not die under the treat
ment. Then, he : was made the target
tor the spears of the tribesmen, who
finally killed him. He was . torn to
pieces and placed over a fire with two
sheep. .' In fact, according to the story
he was eaten with the sheep. ..
In the meantime - Amaru's . wife had
been provided with another husband.
The matter was reported to a British
man-of-war, but it is thought no action
has been taken. - i ;'. t-b r
DROVE THE REBELS BACK.
General Grant's Command Advanced
From Imns. ...
Manila, Oct. , 9. General Fred
Grant, with;, three companies of the
Fourth infantry, two companies of the
Fourteenth .infantry and a .band of
scouts attached to-the fomer regiment,
advanced from Imns this morning,
driving the insurgents from the entire
west bank of the Imus river. Three
Americans were wounded. It is esti
mated that 10 Filipinos were killed.
Companies C and H, with the scouts,
crossed the river at the big bend and
advanced westward in the direction of
the Binacayan road, the insurgents
firing volleys, but ' retiring. Twenty
Filipinos were discovered in trenches
at the Binacayan church, about mid
way between Bacoor and Cavite Viejo.
These were routed, six being killed.
Riley's battery of the Fifth artillery
made an effective sortie about a mile
Bouth of Bacoor and shelled the west
bank of the river at close range. That
bank is now held by the Americans.
' ' I . Heavy Loss of Mules.
Washington, Oct. 9. A cable mes
sage from General Otis to the war de
partment brings word of the loss of
several hundred horses and mules on
the transport Siam. The message fol
lows: ' " ,
"Manila, Oct. 9. The 1 steamer
Siam, which left San Francisco August
18 with 45 horses and 328 mules, en
countered a typhoon September 21 off
Northern Luzon, in which all but 16
mules were lost. The animals were
killed by the pitching of the vessel and
the lack of air from the necessary clos
ing of the hatches. There were no
casualties among the passengers.
It is stated at the quartermater's de
partment that the mules which were
lost on the Siam were trained pack
mules, which were considered the most
valuable sent to the Philippines.
Home In Washington for Dewey.
Washington, Oct. ' 9. Admiral
Dewey has elected to accept a house in
Washington already - constucted, in
stead of having one built for his occu
pation. The admiral was officially in
formed today of the purpose of the peo
ple of the United States to present him
with a home' in Washington. He
frankly expressed his gratification at
the tender, which he immediately ac
cepted. - He. said . had the proposed
home been the gift a few wealthy 'men
he should have felt indisposed to ac
cept it, but he noted that the fund had
over 43,000 subscribers, indicating that
it was to be really a gift of the Ameri
can people, and as such he would ac
cept it with as much pleasure as he
had the sword bestowed upon him by
congress. '.' ' ' ' ' ' ' "
Washington Soldiers Decorated.
San Francisco, Oct. 9. Governor
Rogers and several members of his
staff, besides a number of ladies, visited
the general hospital today in search of
any Washington men that might be
there, so they might decorate the suf
ferers with the state medal to be pre
sented to the men of the regiment
when it has returned. - There were six
Washington men in the hospital Nel
son Churchill, Louis F. Brittson and C.
H. Hovey, of company H; Robert E.
Bucklin, of company K, and Jesse Ar
nold and Robert T. Golden, of company
C. Golden was so ill with typhoid
that no one but the governor was al
lowed to see him, but the others were
all ready and anxious to see the dele
gation, and in each ward where there
was a Washington man quite a levee
was held. Governor Rogers himsef
decorated each man, at the same time
acknowledging his service in the name
of the state.
Murdered His Fonner Wife. ' '
Tacoma, Oct." 9. Albert Machod
was convicted today of murder in" the
first degree, the jury' being out but 10
minutes. His crime .was the .murder
of his former wife, and was a most
brutal one. '- . , . . .-r. .... -
'. Held Up a Saloon.
Phoenix, Ariz., Oct.. 9. Two masked
men held up the Palace saloon early
this morning and secured $245. They
have not yet been-captured. - They left
$2,000 in sight.
The Strike at Cramps. .
J Philadelphia, Oct. 7 Forty men
employed at Cramps, representing var
ious trades, today joined the striking
employes of that company.'." The strik
ers held meetings today and received
reports from committees appointed to
secure accurate figures . as to the num
ber of strikers and a copmlete list of
those remaining at work. They say
there are not more than 500 at work
and nearly 1,500 on strike. '
The temperature of Quebec hrs been
cooler this summer so far than that
of any other city on this continent, ,
THE WASHINGTON REGIMENT
The " Brave Boys Have Ar
rived at San Francisco.
BY. GOV. ROGERS
fusilade of Steam Whistles and Calli
opes Continued While the Transport
Passed Down the Bay. '
San : Francisco, Oct. 11. Bearded
ind bronzed, sobered by the hard cam
paigning of a year in a tropical coun
try; not much like a reginlent of young
men that went out a year and a half
ago, the First Washington volunteers
returned this morning on the transport
Pennsylvania. ; . .; ;
' They were glad to get back, were
the . men of the First ' Washington.
They cheered the sight of land, .ey
cheered the parties- which-went out in
tugs to show their feeling of happiness
and gratitude, and they cheered as they
passed by the men-of-war in the bay.
It was a jovial, whole-souled recep
tion the regiment . got. "Scarce a man
in the "Fighting First" (failed to find
a friend . in the throng which, repre
senting the state of , Washington; went
out in tugs to greet the ; returning vol
unteers. Friends were reunited, hus
bands met their wives, sons their moth
ers or sisters, for the first time in near
ly tw years. A reception" that -lasted
four hours was held aboard the trans
port. " . " " :
The Pennsylvania was. sighted at 10
o'clock, but it was noon . before the
quarantine officers had .finished their
work and the ship was ready to receive
its visitors. The official reception
committee from the state ' of Washing
ton, headed by Governor Rogers and
Senators Turner and Foster, aboard the
government tug Fearless, circled about
the transport, the volunteers cheering
the prominent men on board the tug,
and the committee from the north yel
ling itself hoarse, or frantically wav
ing handkerchiefs. , The regimental
band strove to make "The Star Span
gled Banner" heard. -
The . soldiers were delighted and
eager; so much so that ranks were
broken and the men who ought to have
been in company formation swarmed
to the side of the boat to exchange
greetings. Cheers : for v Wholly and
for Fife and Weisenberger were given
by the committee, to be answered, by
cheers from the volunteers for Rogers,
Turner and Foster. Colonel Wholly
bounded down the gangway with out
stretched hands to greet Governor Rog
ers, with the exclamation: "Governor,
I have brought you back; your regi
ment." - -u -;
. On board there was no attempt at a
regular reception. Friends seized each,
other's hands, or in their joy embraced
at the head of the gangway. Relative!
hurried away for a private chat. :
,"".." Reception on the Transport.
Later in the day a reception in the
master's cabin was tendered Lieutenant-Colonel
Fife and - Major Weisen
berger. The governor, General J'. M.
Ashton, Judge Thomas Carroll, Sheriff
A. U." Mills, Captain Tuttle, of the
revenue cutter Bear, Manager Higsby
and others were present. General -Ashton
toasted the First Washington; and
Colonel Fife responded, saying he fully
appreciated,, as did - the regiment, the
compliment paid the men by the pres-.
ence of such a reception - committee.
He said the arrival of the committee
was the most agreeable sight he ., had
seen since he had left home, a year and
a half ago. Colonel Fife toasted the
governor of . Washington, to whom he
alluded as one of the best, if not the
best, governor the state had ever had.
The governor's attention to the regi
ment, Colonel Fife said, was appre
ciated, and the regiment . felt honored
by its reception.
Governor Rogers made an appropri
ate response, stating that the First
Washington was composed of men who
did not go to war to kill their fellow
men, but the people of the state appre
ciated in this instance the old biblical
statement, "greater love hath no man
than that he would," etc. " '
"This we feel the regiment has. done
not only for the United States, but for
the state Of Washington," said Govern
or Rogers. Judge Carroll paid., the
regiment a high compliment and toast
ed Weisenberger as "Our Dewey."
Major Weisenberger responded, giving
reminiscences of the regiment's l war
experiences. ' ' ";
1 The visitors were given lunch aboard
the transport, mail was distributed
among the volunteers, fruit and cigars
were passed aboard and divided, and
the rest of the day was devoted to pri
vate greetings and welcoming. -;
Stampede From Dawson to Nome.
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 11. The steam
er Tees, which has just brought $50,
000 in gold from Alaska, reports that
a stampede is now on in earnest from
Dawson to ' Nome. When the miners
who arrived by the Tees left the Klon
dike, river steamers were being left
without . crews, the ., seamen deserting
to join the great crowd hurrying down
the river to the new Eldorado. - Navi
gation will close next week on the up
per river, and the steamers wilt go into
winter quarters near White Horse.
...... Frank HcAuUffa Killed.
San Francisco, Oct. 11. Frank Mc
Auliffe, brother of Joe McAuliffe, the
heavy-weight pugilist, was shot and
killed last night by Frank Mitchell, a
grocer. " The tragedy was the result of
quarrel over a grocery bill. Mitchell
claims that he acted, in self-defense.
New Case Every Hour.
, Key West, Fla., Oct. 10. There
were 24 new. cases of. yellow fever re- 1
ported in the last 24 hours, and three
death - -
Great Floods In Italy.
. . Iondon, Oct. 11.- Forty persons are
repotred drowned, according to - a spe
cial dispatch from Naples, by floods fol
lowing the severe rains in the province
of Salerno. A number of small villages
have been destroyed. Troops have
been sent to' the relief of the inhabit
ants. " ' - .
Caused by Family Troubles.
Wallace, Idaho, , Oct. 10. Jack
O'Brien committed suicide at Murray
today by cutting bis throat and both
v rists. Family troubles . were the
PRICE OF FISH ADVANCED.
Still the Business Is Not Kntirely Satls
. faetory Steelheads Are Scarce.
Astoria, Or., Oct. 9. The run of fish
during the past few days has been fairly
good, but the 'pack of the combine is
not a true index of the Columbia river
run, as it receives about five tons a day
from Shoalwater bay, and packs them
at one of the canneries here. The
price for sh i-which are now under
stood to be silversides is 2 cents per
pound. Steelheads , are . very scarce,
but command 5 cents, or even 10 cents
if they could be secured in carload lots.
All fish buyers have had a practical
combination on. the price of fish until
today. C. Alter raised the price to 2
cents, and the - Trescott Packing Com
pany instructed . its buyers to pay the
same price. The only cannery that is
now paying 2 cents is Warren's, at
Cathhunet. There is every reason to
believe that this price will be doubled
before the month is over, when the
usual . fall fishing season shall be over.
" An Astoria fisherman, who has been
working on the Siletz river since the
opening' of the season, has returned, and
reports that for the first few days after
the season opened there was an abund
ance of fish, but since then not enough
have been caught to pay the living ex
penses of the fishermen.
THE FORTY-FIFTH REGULARS.
The Regiment Will Probably leave
From Portland. ..
Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 10. Un
official information received here dur
ing the past few days indicates strongly
that the Forty-fifth infantry will be
sent here from Jefferson barracks, in
the near future.
The two battalions of the Thirty
ninth infantry, United States volun
teers,' together - with headquarters and
band, under command of Colonel Bui
lard, recruited at Fort Crook, Neb.,
which were recently ordered to proceed
to Vancouver barracks 'and take trans
ports at Portland, Or., for the Philip
pines, are expected to arrive here some
time next week. Major Parker, com
manding the Third battalion, recruited
here, transferred his command . from
the barracks to tents today. The en
tire regiment will occupy tents, as did
the Thirty-fifth when here. . :
To Welcome Dewey Home.
Montpelier, Vt.f Oct. 9. An elabor
ate programme has been arranged for
the reception of Admiral Dewey here
a week from today. The first event
will be the parade, which . is to move
at 2 P. M. . Admiral Dewey will ride
in open carriage along the entire line
of inarch. The corps of cadets of Nor
wich university will escort the admir
al, who upon, his arrival at - the state
house will enter the reviewing stand
and be formally welcomed by Governor
Smith on behalf of the state, and by
Mayor Senter on behalf of the city of
Montpelier. ; Admiral Dewey will then
review the parade. ,
' In the line will be several reigtnents
of the Vermont . National Guard, many
G. A. R. posts, commanderies of ' the
Knights Templar and other secret so
cieties, organizations, school children
and citizens' delegations. : T
Deportation of a Iieper. :
Washington, Oct. 9. The- commis
sioner of immigration is in communi
cation with General Shafter, at San
Francisco, with a view to securing pas
sage on a transport for Mrs. L. M.
Todd, a leper, living in San Francisco,
whom . it is intended to deport to the
island of Molokai. The British consul
general at San Francisco, W. C. Pick
ersgill, i became interested in -- Mrs.
Todd's ' case and protested against de
porting her to Molokai. ' He was asked
to make provision for her care and iso
lation in Canada, or eleswhere, but de
clined to do so, and the treasury de
partment today directed Immigration
Commissioner Schell, at San Francisco,
to proceed under his previous instruc
tions to secure passage for. Mrs. Todd
on some army transport.
Stocks Tend Upward.
London, Oct. 10. The stock ex
change market last week closed quiet,
but with a' decided upward tendency.
Consols yesterday several times touched
103 , closing at 103 M. It is long
since there- have been such large move
ments in prices resulting in small net
changes as during the week just ended.
The gloom and depression early in the
week sent prices down sharply, but by
Wednesday a turn came, and the pub
lio commenced buying. Even the false
report that Natal had been invaded was
the signal or fresh buying, as brokers
had many orders to purchase as soon as
war broke out- .
Animal Ship Lennox. -
Washington, Oct. 9. Some -difficulty
has been experienced regarding
the Lennox, as the quartermasters re
port that it will take 80 days to have
her fitted out at Portland, and it is as
serted that animal ships from Manila
can be sent . to Portland in that time.
It was stated at the department late
tonight that the Lennox would be fitted
out and the horses .shipped from Port
land. - t
Bridge Jumper Will Die.
Uhrichsville, O., Oct. 11. James
Brady, a bridge jumper, of Pittsburg,
was fatally injured in making a high
dive at Starburg yesterday. His heid
struck the bottom of the tank, render
ing him unconscious. - He is paralyzed
and will die.. -
Two Towns Taken.
Novetela, Island of Luzon, Oct. 10.
General Schwan's column, consisting
of the Thirteenth infantry, a battalion
of the Fourteenth, two troops of cavalry,
Captain Reilly's battery of the . Fifth
artillery, and Lowe's scouts, advanced
from Bacoor this morning and occupied
Cavite Viejo and Novetela. The
American loss was three officers and
nine privates wounded, one of the offi
cers being mortally hurt. The loss of
the enemy is unknown, but, the bodies
of three Filipinosjwrere seen.
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' Better Price for Hops.
Woodburn, Or.j Oct. 10. Charles
Kutsche yesterday sold Hans C. Wahl
berg 20,000 pounds of strictly choice
hops at 10 cents per pound, which ap
pears to be the top figure for the best
grade of Oregon stock.
Son of the Grand Vizier Assassinated.
Constantinople, Oct. 10. Djarid
3ey, son of the Helil Rifat Pasha, the
grand vizier, was assassinated on the
Galata bridge today by an Albanian,
who -fired four shots from a revolver..
The murderer was arrested.
Portland an Interesting City
, y; to Visit.
NUMEROUS SIGHTS TO ,- SEE
The Great Fair Opened September 88
and Will Bun Afternoon aud Even
ing to October Sit.
The Oregon Industrial Exposition,
which is now in full blast at Portland,
is the most successful ' enterprise Of its
kind ever held in the Northwest."
Everything about it is on a granc
scale, as well it may be, for no ex
pense has been spared to make every
thing connected ' with it , first-class, in
every respect. ; To accomplish this re
sult it was necessary to invest $12,000
as a starter, , and this amount .was
quickly forthcoming. The enterprising
business men of Portland went down
into their pockets and produced the
cash, for they recognize the fact that
the fair is a great object-lesson, an
educator, and instructor an enterprU.
that benefits the entire Northwest. '
The products of every section of the
Northwest are freely given place in the
exposition at Portland, and the mines,
farms, fields, factories, forests and fish
eries all make a grand showing, and
there are grains and grasses that any
part of the world may be well proud of.
Colonel H. C. Dosch, Col. R. C. Judson
and Louis M. Spie-1 have collected to
gether and have on exhibition thou
sands of specimens of grains and grasses
and fruits and vegetables raised in the
Northwest, all of which make a splen
did showing for this rich region.
- Among the many things seen at the
exposition in Portland may be men
tioned the mining exhibit. Tons of
ore, all showing just where it came
from and its value is shown, having
been collected by J. P. Marshall, and
there is a reproduction of a quarts
mine, with its big timbers, shafts and
tunnels, built by J. F. Batchelder, of
the Portland Railway Co., who is a
practical mining engineer.
In a large illuminated cave is a com
plete fish hatchery, in which young sal
mon may be plainly seen in all stagei
of hatching out, and there is a full
grown Royal Chinook salmon always
There are a great many . sights to see
at the expoSition. ' The realistic re
production of Multnomah falls is worth
going miles to enjoy, and it is a great
success. The real water, with the
whole of Bull Run river behind it, falls
80 feet; and the rustic bridge is there
for the people to cross, and the sylvan
pools, and ferns and mosses and big,
live fir trees. The falls are attracting
great crowds and will run all the timf
to the closing, October 28.
Portland is a very attractive city to
visit, and it has such a splendid street
car system that the stranger can see
the. business section, the attractive
homes and the splendid suburbs all on
a single 5 cent fare, while comfortably
seated in open electrio cars. . Two car
lines pass the door of the great exposi
tion building, in which the great fair
of the Northwest is - held the City &
Suburban line and the Washington
street line and all the stranger has to
do is to take a car which is plainly
marked,. "Direct to the Exposition."
. The war museum, which is under
the direct supervision of Captain E. S.
Edwards, Colonel D. M. Dunne and
General O. Summers, is a grand eight
to see. It was the carrying out of a
brilliant idea suggested by Dan Mo
Allen, one of Portland's most patriotio
and enterprising business men, and it
will be the means of adding many dol
lars to the fund being raised to the
Oregon volunteers who lost their lives
during the recent wars.
The- immense . exposition building at
Portland has been vastly improved in
every part of its interior, and is gay
with flags and bunting,' and at night
presents a scene" of splendor rarely
equalled. It has' 8,500 electric lights,
and presents a picture to be long re
membered. ..... .
' Estimates for the Navy.
' Washington, Oct. 9. Acting Secre
tary Allen has prepared . the statement
of estimates which will be submitted to
congress for the maintenance of th
naval establishment for the next fiscal
year. These amount to $73,084,083,
which is an increase over the appropria
tion for the current year of $24,537,187.
Included in the increase for nexl
year are appropriations of $12,268,474
for public works and navy-yards and
stations. - There is also an -estimate oi
$2,021,000 for the new naval academy.
. D Arcos Praises Dewey
- Boston, Oct. 9. The Spanish minis
ter, Duke D'Arcos, who has just left
his house at Manchester, said with re
gard to the reception ' being given Ad
"It does not surprise me in the least.
Admiral Dewey is a brave and noble
man, and for the extraordinary service
he has rendered his country no honor
that can be shown him in return is too
great. He has aroused the admiration
of the whole world by the gallantry of
his conduct, and he would be a small
man, indeed, who could not recognize
his merit and give free expression to
his admiration for Dewey's valor."
. Big-Liners Chartered.
New York, Oct. 9. The Tribune
says : Surprise and interest have been
excited in shipping circles by the news
that within the last three days some
85 vessels engaged in the trans -Atlantio
trade have been chartered by the Brit
ish government for periods of three
months, and upwards. Among the
ships chartered are a number belonging
to the big passenger and freight lines,
' though the complete list is not known
at the offices of the lines in this city.
To Protect Amerleans. -
New York, Oct. 9. A special to th
Herald from Washington says: Im
mediately upon the outbreak of hostili
ties between the Transvaal and Great
Britain instructions will be sent to
Commander John P. Merrell, com
manding the cruiser Montgomery, di
recting him to proceed with his vessel
to Delagoa bay and provide such pro
tection for American citizens and their
interests as is possible.
It is estimated that Kansas City,
Mo., has a population of 192,000, and
Kansas City, Kan., 50,000,
Distributive Trade Is Still of an En.
Bradstreeta savfl: Didtribntive trade.
while smaller at some markets, is still
of encouraging volume, industry is ac
tive, railway earnings heavy, prices
still tend upward and . bank clearings
increase, while failures lessen. Fall
festivals and other celebrations at sev
eral cities have had an appreciable
effect upon retail trade, and proved a
stimulating factor in wholesale lines.
Industrial activity is widespread, and
strikes are fewer and less costly than
in most years. Though lessened by
holidays, bank clearings, swelled partly
by heavy October disbursements and
partly by general business expanding,
tend to enlarge, as the season advances.
- Business failures are apparently at
a minimum, and liabilities are certain
ly less costly than for many years past.
Prices as a whole manifest aggressive
strength. Farm products are especial
ly prominent in this direction, the
South's greatest staple, cotton, owing
to short crop, advancing, and, owing
to active speculation leading in extent
nf oA.in with an ad ra Ti rtt tiaatIv
a cent for the week, of nearly 2 cents
as compared with a year ago and of
quite 2 cents as compared with the
low water price touched in the season
of 1898-9. ' ' '"'",' ;
Iron and steel hold all of their old
Wheat (including flour) shipments fox
the week aggregate 5,183,889 bushels,
against 8,872,455 bushels last week,
5,497,273 bushels in the corresponding
week of 1898, 4,823,461 bushels in
1897, 4,050,772 in 1896, and 2,244,328
bushels in 1895. Since July 1, this
season, the exports of wheat aggregate
55,699,413 bushels, against 52,498,121
bushels last year, and 60,980,412 bush
els in 1897-8.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Wheat Walla Walla, 5859o; Val
ley, 59 60c; Bluestem, 6162opex
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 85 36c; choice
gray, 38 34o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $1516.60;
brewing, $18.50 19.00 per ton.
Mills tuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16 per
: ton. . -
Hay Timothy, $9 11; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton. .
Butter Fancy creamery, 4650o;
seconds, 40 42 o; dairy, 80 35c;
Eggs 21 22 6o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon 1 full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese 10c
per pound. .
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00 per dozen; hens, $4.00; springs,
$2.003.50; geese, $6.007 for old;
$4. 50 6. 50 for young; ducks, $4.50
5.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12
14o per pound.
Potatoes 5060o per sack; sweets,
22o per pound.. ,
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cauli
flower, 76o per dozen; parsnips, $1;
beans, 56o per pound; celery, 70
75o . per dozen; cucumbers, 60o per
box; peas, 34o per pound; tomatoes,
4E. .... V. Muum lOl -.
15o per dozen. ,
Hops 7 10c; 1897 crop, 66o.
'Wool Valley, 12 13o per pound;
r.Bn Awumui OiAlOn. AIT A
80o per pound.
Mutton Groes, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 9 He; dressed mutton, 6
7c per pound; lambs, 1o 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, $3.504.00; dressed beef, 67o
per pound. - ,
Veal Large, 6)7so; small, 8
8)o per pound.
' Seattle Markets. ' ,
Onions, new, $1.25 1.50 per sack,
Potatoes, new, 76c$l.
.Beets, per sack, $1.10.
Turnips, per sack, 75c.
' Carrots, per saok, 90o. "
Parsnips, per sack, 90c.
Cauliflower, 75o per dozen.
Cabbage, "native and California, $1
1.25 per 100 pounds.
Peaches, 65 80c.
Apples, $1.25 1.60 per box.
: Pears, $1.00 1.25 per box.
. Prunes, 60o per box.
Butter1 Creamery, 37o per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 12 K17o per
Cheese Native, 13 14c. .
Poultry 14o; dressed, 15 o.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $8 11;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
"Corn Whole, $23.00; 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, $2.90; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.75. .
Mills tuffs 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 Pranelseo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1214o pei
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1215o; Val
ley, 17 19c; Northern, 8 10c.
Hops 1899 crop, 912o per
Onions Yellow, 7585o per sack.
Butter Fanov cream erv 27fa9r.
do seconds,' 24 26c; fancy dairy, 22
Z4o; ao seconas, 1921o per pound.
Eggs Store, 21 26c; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.50
Hay Wheat $79.00: whan and
oat $7.008.60; best barley $5.00
y.uu, aiiaua, $o.uu7.00 per ton;
straw, 20 35o per bale.
Potatoes Earlv Itann. anaiKOn. rvro.
gon BurbankB, $1.25 1.60; river Bur-
Danics, 4o7Uo; Salinas BurbankB,
90c$1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00
5.00; California lemons 75c$1.50;
do choice $1.752.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60
2.60 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inali Persian, dates. 66o per