UNION Eatab. July, 18T. GAZETTE Katab. Dec- 1862. (Consolidated Feb. 1899. COBVALLIS, BENTON COUNTTi OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1899. VOIi. XXXVI. NO. 44. THE NEWS OF THE WEEK From All Parts of the New World and the Old. OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS CMipnhauWt Review of the Import sat Happening, of the Fast Week Galled Prom the Telegraph Columns. A new German warship has been launched. She was christened Kaiser Karl der Groeee, by Dr. von Moncke berg, burgomaster of Hamburg. . The Boers, according to a special dis patch from Pretoria, repulsed a small force of Cape mounted police near Berkeley, 'West Cape Colony, captur ing two. The dwelling once occupied by ex president Martin Van Buren, at 37 East Twenty-seventh street, New York, has been sold, and it is announced that the property will be converted into a business block. Commandant-General 'Joubert has arrived at Newcastle, Natal. He found only 100 men there when he en tered the town. The report current at Delagoa bay that 6,000 Boers have been repulsed at Newcastle is false: An Ash croft, B. "C., report states that there was a big robbery at the Cariboo mine, near Quesnelle Forks. The big safe in the Cariboo Hydraulic Com pany'a office was blown open, and part of the amalgam, worth $50,000, stolen. ft... Swia TA-lan wuJ Vino lafalw bought 17,000,000 feet of fir timber in Washington, nearly all of it for the road's proposed ore dock at - Allouze bay, on Lake . Superior. Nearly half this enormous order has been bought in the past 10 days. . - .... The transport Senator is expected to arrive from Manila next week. The news of the terrible experience of the steamship Empress of India causes no alarm for the safety of the Senator, which is supposed to also have passed through the typhoon. A dispatch from Ladysmith says that a letter was brought to the Brit ish pickets by Boer cyclists bearing a white flag, signed by the Newcastle magistrate and sent by permission of Commandant-General Joubert, stating that the British who remained in New castle are well. , Three hundred recruits, tinder com mand of Captain W. N. Hughes, Thir teenth infantry, and Lieutenants Wil son; Pascoe and Einzie, have been as signed to the transport Manuense, at San Francisco, with two companies of the Thirty-first, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Hayes. - ' The postmaster-general . has issued a - formal warning .to all postmasters against the levying of political assess ments, and simultaneously the civil erivce commission has called attention to the law governing the subject, and of the commission's intention to en force it For a week a snow storm has been raging in the mountains surrounding Leadville, Col., .something unprece dented atthis time of the year. - - The powers are again wrangling over Samoa, and there is talk of partition Jing the islands. ' England has offered to purchase Germany's interest. A band of S00 Mayo Indians have joined the Yaquis in their war with Mexico. Heretofore the Mayos have refused to aid the Yaqui tribe in its rebellions. . Klapper, editor of the " Deutsche Agrai Correspondenz, at Berlin, has been sentenced to imprisonment in a fortress for six months, on a eharge of leee majeste, for criticizing Emperor William. An explosion of mine gas in a col liery near Pittsburg, Pa., resulted' in entombing 22 miners. Ten wed re scued alive, but it is feared the others are dead. The mine took fire and is burning. - . - The Columbia won the second race with the Shamrock. Soon after the start the Shamrock's topmast was broken and she returned.' The Colum bia sailed over the course and was given the race. Surgeon-General Sternberg ; has re fused to recommend the building of a large military hospital at Vancouver, Wash., saying that the post hospital at that place is abundently- able for the present needs. : A dispatch from Nogales, Ariz., says: A sheriff's posse has encountered Mexi can bandits and killed one an d wound ed another. American and Mexican officers are now in pursuit of five oth ers, who escaped. - The smallpox scare at Astoria, re sultant from the case of Beecher D. Slorp, has about died out. The patient is getting along nicely, and the attend ing physicians have no doubt as to his speedy recovery. The British steamship Knight Bache lor has arrived at New Orleans from Hamburg, Germany, with 73,567 bags of raw beet sugar, equal to 7,310 tons. This is the largest cargo of foreign sugar ever brought to New Orleans. Charles Winters, of Jacksonville, Or., a native of Sweden, aged 79 years,, who has been a resident of Jackson ville for many years, died at Talent, where he had gone for a short visit With friends. Hardy Getty, a 16-year old boy, while operating a stamping machine in a Fairhaven, Wash., metaT works, had both of his hands so badly mangled that be will never be able to use them again. In Surrey, England, there is a great poultry-fattening establishment, which annually sends about 86,000 fowls to London. The controller of the currency has declared a second - dividend of 10 per cent in favor of the creditors of the Co lumbia National bank of Tacoma, Wash., making in all 30 per cent on claims proved, amounting to 9157,278. Thieves at Everett, Wash., stole about 2,000 feet of copper ground wire from the street railway company. The same amount of wire was stolen several weeks ago from the same place. LATER NEWS. The revolution at Colombia is spread ing. ' - ; ! President Kruger is reported as in favor'of unconditional surrender. Insurgents " in Southern Luzon at tacked Calamba, but were driven off. Eveleth, Minn., is to be moved to make room for mining operations on the town site. William H, Brown rode 1,000 miles awheel in 84 hours, breaking the rec ord by seven hours. The soldiers who made trouble at San Carlos, Indian agency, Arizona, are to be punished. William Wilkie, aged 19, was killed by Charles Chelin in Chicago, as the result of a prizefight. England's newspapers must here after look to the United States and Canada for their paper pulp. German carp found in the Columbia and Wilamette rivers in great numbers will be frozen for foreign shipment. Thieves entered the postoffice . at Albany, Or., through a tunnel and robbed , the Vault, securing about $300. The remains of Lieutenant-Colonel Miley, Shafter's - chief; aide, were brought home on the Senator. He fell a victim to fever in the Philippines. ' Changes in ranks of naval officers have made it necessary to give Sampson and Schley less advancement than would have been given oat last session of congress. . Montana was visited by a disastrous snow storm, the worst, in 20 years. The loss of life will exceed 20 persons in Teton county, and 20,000 sheep per ished in the storm, A scouting party of the Thirty -sixth volunteers encountered . insurgents in southwest Santa Arita, scattering them, killing six and capturing eight, and 10 rifles. No casualties. General Castro, insurgent' com mander during the recent revolution, has entered Caracas. A cordial recep tion was accorded him. : No fear of renewed fighting is felt. I A cablegram has been reoeived at the state department from United States Consul Gudger, at Panama, stating that an insurrection has broken out there, and that martial law has been declared. Bates, Lawton and Funston have re ceived deserved . appointments. Bates has been made major-general of volun teers, Lawton brigadier-general in regu lar army and Funston has been given reappointment. Amos Lunt, who during eight years' service at San Qn'entin has executed 20 murderers, has become a mental wreck. He is haunted by visions of men he has hanged.' He will . probably be committed to an asylum. State elections will : be. held in 13 states this year. .. The navy department has difficulty in getting sufficient medical men. The transport Senator has arrived safely at San Francisco. . .. ,, General Miles will be accompanied by his family and a few friends on his tour to the Pacific coast. ,,. Secretary Long has issued an order assigning - Admiral Dewey to special duty at the navy yard department. Fifty-three Boers were killed and a large number wounded- in the en counter with Baden-Powell's forces at Mafeking. An enthusiastic meeting to promote the movement to erect a monument to Parnell was held in New York. Over 10,000 was collected. Sir Thomas Upton has the spirit of a plucky sportsman and will challenge us again for the America's cup. . He says he cannot get ready for next year, but will be prepared in 1901. , The strike of the ironmolders and the coremakers at St. Fatal has ended, and the men have returned to work. The employers grant a slight advance in wages and recognize the union. It is understood that the president has given to Archbishop Chapelle defi nite instructions which will govern his actions relative to establishing peace with the Filipinos, but these instruc tions are to be withheld from publica tion. As a corollary of the Pullman-Wagner consolidated deal, the readjustment of railroad stockholders on an enormous scale is said to be the next move on the boards. A welding together of the rail road properties controlled by the Har-riman-Gonld and Yanderbilt interests is spoken of. " ' . War between Americans and Mexi cans broke out at Naco, Ariz, with dis astrous results. The fight started be tween Mexican guards and American cowboys, and as a result four guards were killed and one seriously wounded. An American named Ryan was instant ly killed and a Bisbee miner was shot through the leg. . ' - The Canadian government has been advised that the United States and British governments had given effect to a provisional 'Alaskan boundary, which was arranged . between Sir Louis Da vies and Mr. Choate, in London. This arrangement makes no change at Skag wayy, but it fixes a point on the Dalton trail. There is very little travel by that route. : L. D. Carl has returned to his home in Roseburg, Or., after a 20 months' sojourn in the Alaska gold fields, dur ing which time he is said to have cleaned np f 2 0,000. ? A few growers are employing Indians to pull, top and load beets, says the LaGrande Observer. It is no nncom- J mon thing to see an Indian and Indian women urive into town in a spring hack, purchase their supply of groceries, and return to their work. Indian la bor is much preferred to Chinese. A wealthy Chinaman is rarley seen in the streets with his wife, and never rides in the same carriage with her. The P. A. F. cannery at . Fairhaven, Wash., will probably run all winter. After the salmon fishing closes they ex pect to send their tugs and scows out side the harbor to the halibut banks. Miss L. Wright had a narrow escape from poisoning at Ellensbnrg, Wash. She ate from a plate which had con tained a preparation of strychnine ac cidentally left. The quantity was not sufficient to kill, and she soon recovered. 1 British Rout Kruger's Troops at Gleneoe. EIGHT HOURS HARD FIGHTING British Loss 850: Ko 800 Invad-ers Surprised the British Camp by Open tug; Fire With Artillery. Gleneoe Camp, Oct. 23. After eight hours of continuous heavy fight ing, Dundeo hill was carried by the Dublin fusileers and the King's Royal rifles, under cover of a well-directed artillery fire by the Thirteenth and Sixty-ninth batteries. The Boors, who threatened the British rear, have re tired. "-' . The fight was almost an exact coun terpart of that of Majuba hill, except that the position of the Boer and Brit ish forces were reversed. General Symons was severely, but not danger cously wounded. . ' The battle today was a brilliant suc cess. The Boers got a . reverse which may possibly, for a time at any rate, check all aggressive, action." , The Brit ish artillery practice in the early part of the day decided the battle. The seizure of , Dundee hill by the Boers was a surprise; for, although tht pickets had been exchanging shots all night, it was not untill a shell boomed over the town into the camp that their presence was discovered.- Then the shells came fast. The hill was posi tively alive with the swarming Boers till the British artillery got to work with magnificent energy and precision. Directly the Boer guns ceased firing, .General Symons ordered the infantry to 'nove on the position. . The- infantry charge was magnificent. The way the King's Royal rifles and the Dublin fu sileers stormed - the position was one of the most splendid sights ever seen. . General Symons was wounded early in the action, and the command then devolved on Major Yule. The enemy as they fled, were fol lowed by . .the cavalry, mounted infan try and artillery. The direction taken was to the eastward. At the latest re ports the cavalry had not returned, i A rough estimate places the British loss at 250 killed or wounded, and that of the Boers at 800. Agreement aa to Alaalca. Washington, Oct. 23. Mr; Tower, British charge here, called at the state department today and notified Secre tary; Hay of the formal acceptance by his .government of the proposition foi a temporary adjustment -of. the Alaska boundary line proposed by Secretary Hay. ; . - ' ; ... The state department is confident it has conserved American interests in the matter, without unjustly treating Canada. . The divisional line, bounded on ' the west by the Dalton "trail, is placed 2234 miles above Pyramid har bor, which is regarded under the. treaty as a tidewater mark, so the Canadian are not allowed to reach any point on Lynn canal. Moreover, there is : no permission for a free transfer acrosi American territory of Canadian goods, except miners' belongings.' These matters may figure later, when it comet to a permanent boundary line, but they are not touched upon in this modus. Strike Cannot Be Averted. . ' St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 23. A Great Northern official said today that the conclusion had . been reached by the road that a strike could not be averted. Higher officials will not talk, but the wholesale merchants have been prob ing into the situation, and their report! confirm the statement that the Great Northern is likely to witness the most effective tie-up ever experienced in. the West. The jobbers will lose thousands of dollars per day, and are anxious to head off a strike. The recent ordei making conductors responsible for dam age to their trains . is the last straw. Kyery organization is involved, and every trainman, from conductor down, including telegraphers, will go out ii the strike is ordered. - The Columbia Win. New York, Oct. 23; Through wild and ' heavy seas, in a breeze that ap proached the dignity of a gale, the gal lant sloop Columbia today vanquished jthe British challenger Shamrock by C minutes and 18 seconds actual time and 6 minutes and 84 seconds corrected time, thus completing the series for the America's cup with a magnificent rough-weater duel and a glorious Yan kee victory. Crisis In Venezuela Ended. Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 23. The crisis is virtually over. General An jlrade, the president, has accepted the 'conditions proposed by the insurgent commander, General Castro, and will go abroad, , the presidency devolving on the vice-presidency. Castro will enter Caracas peacefully, thus avoiding bloodshed. Want Reciprocity. Washington, Oct. 23. Reciprocity arrangements are sought by the island of St. Kitta and Turk's island, British West Indies. The arrangements so fax cover nearly all the British West In dian possessions. ' Library for Manila Soldiers. San Francisco, Oct. 23. A commit tee of prominent citizens headed by Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger, and includ ing among its members General Shat ter, Mayor Fhelan and Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, has taken steps toward the es tablishment of a library in Manila fox the use of the United States soldiers. The project, which was originated by the late Colonel Miley, has been taken up with enthusiasm by men and women who are determined to carry it into ex ecution. A Filipino Delegation. Manila, Oct. 23. The Democraciai reports that the juntas in the Orient and in Europe intend to send a delega tion to Washington to present the Fili pino cause. Begidor will probably be the president of the delegation and Agonoillo and Apacible will be among its members. Venezuelan Dynamiters. Caracas, Oct. 23. An attempt was made last night to dynamite the resi dence of Senor Mates. Andrade's representative in the negotiations with General Castro. LAWTON AT SAN ISIDRO. Hi. Expedition Moving; North to Take Tarlae Heavy Rains Reported. ' Manila, Oct. 23. General Lawton and General Young ere at Arayat with a force of nearly 3,000 men. . The gun boats Florida and Ocete are preparing to move along tho river to San Isidro, which will be held as a base for opera tions in the north. Extensive prepara tions have been progressing for several days, and the expedition, whose objec tive point is Tarlae, is expected to start today. Supplies will be taken on cascoes. - - -; . , " : General Lawton's force consists of eight companies of the Twenty-fourth infantry, under Captain Kellar; eight companies of the Twenty-second infan try, under Major Baldwin; nine troops of the Fourth cavalry, mounted; under Colonel. Hales; a mixed regiment, con sisting of one company of ., the Thirty sevent infantry, six guns, commanded by Captain Scott, one company of cavj airy and Captain . Batson'S Macabebe scouts. The Third cavalry is equip ping at San Francisco, to join the ex pedition.; ": "', . '. ' ' : ' ' ' : - Heavy rains, the first in weeks, be gan last night, and have continued steadily. "' " .' " " '"'" Evening- Lawton " is supposed to have reached San Isidro. No commu nication has been received from him since he left Arayat this morning. 1 '. American Log. Was One Killed. . Manila, Oct. 23. General Young's advance guard of General Lawton's col umn, left Cabio yesterday morning and entered San Isidro.- - The American loss was one. killed and three wounded The heaviest resistance met with was at San Fernando, where the enemy de strooyed a bridge. , General Rio , del Pilar arrived from San Miguel and per sonally commanded the Filipinos. He and the bulk of the enemy retreated up the river. One Spaniard and 15 insur gents were captured,. The loss of the enemy is not known. . The town people appear to be friendly. -.'.'. Federation of Labor. Washington, Oct. 23. The executive council of the American Federation of Labor, at its session today, voted that the federation financially assist the jewelers of New York, Newark and Providence, with a view ' to more thorough organization of the trade and be helpful in every way to secure recog nition of the union, as well as a reduc tion in the hours of their dailv labor. Loss of the Pelican. San Francisco, Oct. 23. Advices reg.- ceived by the Alaska Commercial Com pany' indicate that there can be no longer any '. doubt that the British steamer Pelican, which left Puget sound in October, 1897, for China, foundered near the Aleutian islands, and that her entire crew perished. The message recived comes from the Alaska Commercial " Company's agent at Un alaska. It is dated October 6. . Dewey's Trip to Philadelphia. : Washington, ' Oct. ' 23. Admirat Dewey last night met a select commit tee of the municipality of Philadelphia,, headed by Mayor Ashbridge, who tend ered him the hospitality of Philadelphia during the latter part of this month. Admiral Dewey accepted- the invita tion, naming October 81 as the date of his arrival, returning on the night of November 1. , Mules for South Africa. Chicago, Oct. 21. A special to the Times-Herald from Evansville, Ind., lys: An agent of the British govern ment was in this city today and shipped 100 mules to St.. Louis. They are in tended for South Africa. . There are several agents scouring the counties of Southern Indiana and Illinois, buy ing mules for the British government. The Alaska Agreement. London, Oct. 23. The British office asserts that the verbal changes in the terms of the Alaska modus Vivendi are of no practical importance, and have been readily agreed to, and that it is assumed Secretary of State Hay and the British charge d'affaires in Wash ington will sign tomorrow. , " Taquina Jetty Damaged. Yaquina, Or., Oct. 23. A gale, has blown for the past 24 hours, being ac companied by heavy rain and thunder and lightning. V . . The heavy sea . carried away about 700 feet of the north jetty. The total lenght of that jetty, was about 2,300 feet, and it was part of improvements that cost about $700,000. . Thirty-Ninth at Vancouver. Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Oct. 23. This afternoon the steamer Un dine and Lurline, towing a large barge, reached the government wharf at Van couver barracks. On board were two battalions of the Thirty-ninth, the band, hospital corps and all their'bag gage and equipment. ' In the Souse of Iords. London, Oct. 23. In the house oi lords, the premier, the- Marquis of Salisbury, presented the queen's mes sage calling out the militia and moved an address of thanks to her majesty. The address , was immediately adopted, and the house adjourned until Thurs day next. -r . .' .President at 'Washington.' Washington, Oct. 23. President Mc Kinley and party reached Washington, nearly an hour behind schedule time. Mrs. McKinley's health has been im proved by ' the trip. ' Germany Opposed to Arbitration. London, Oct. 23. The Times' Ber lin correspondent says: The sugges tion of submitting the Samoan .ques tion to arbitration does not meet with approval in authoritative circles here. Forty-fifth Starts Sunday. Minneapolis, Oct. 21. The Forty, fifth regiment, at Fort Snelling, will break camp Sunday morning and leave for San Francisco, en route for the Philippines. Priests' Eucharistlo League. Philadelphia, Oct. 20. The second day's session of the Priests' Eucharistic League began today, with the celebra--.ion of the pontifical mass in the ca thedral. Papal Delegate Martinelli was the celebrant. - Archbishop Byan preached the sermon, formally welcom ing the delegates to Philadelphia. Among the prominent Catholic digni taries attending was Archbishop Chris tie, of Oregon, "i.... One of the Buffalo papers runs its entire plant by electricity furnished rom Niagara Falls, M ANOTHER CONFERENCE Filipinos Ask Otis for a Dis cussion of Peace Terms. REQUEST WAS NOT GRANTED OlKcer rCiiUtt and Two Hen. Wounded ' In an Attack on a I.aaaob Daattt wf 'Major Howard. Manila, Oct. 24. An Americas officer was killed and two men wounded by the . Filipinos in an attack on s launch with General Lawton's expedi tion in the Rio Chiquita, near San Isidro. The rebels tired volleys from -shore.' '. ; General Otis has replied to the three insurgent officers who entered Angeles last Friday with a request, made through General Mac Arthur, for, per mission for a Filipino commission, headed by a Filipino major-general, to visit General Otis in order to discus peace 'terms and to arrange for the de livery' of American prisoners, that the desired interview cannot be granted be cause the suggested propositions of the Filipinos are vague, indefinite and un military, and 'because the Americans must continue to decline to receive any representative of the so-called Filipino government. ' ' - Death of Major Howard. ' Omaha, Oct. 24. -A special Cable was received here today , announcing the death in the Philippines on-Saturday of Major Guy Howard, son of Gen eral O. O. Howard.' The cablegram was received by - Judge J. M. Wool worth, father-in-law of Major Howard, and read as follows:", ,'"Guy Howard killed in action to day." . v.:;::':;: Major Howard was . well-known in Omaha, being on his father's staff when the Jatter was stationed here. He was married in , this city 15 years ago to Miss Woolworth, and the nuptials were a notable society function. Mrs. How ard resides here ' with her throo chil dren. . .- - . ANOTHER BATTLE ON. Heavy Firing Reported ''From Vlcinlt) . of Dundee. -v.- Cape Town, Oct. 24. A dispatck has just-arrived announcing that the Boers are shelling Dundeee, east oi Gleneoe, at long range, but that theix fire is ineffective.: - . Met a Strong Force. London, ' Oct. 24. According to s special from Gleneoe camp, the British cavalry, while .pursuing the defeated Boers, were engaged by a strong force of the- enmy on the north road. Fir ing is now in progress. . Heavy Firing Is Taking Place. Gleneoe Camp, Natal, Oct. 24. Heavy firing is now in progress in thi northwest of this camp. n- THE IOWAS REACH PORT. Transport Senator Weathered the Ty - phoon in Good Shape. - San Francisco, Oct. 24. The Fifty first regiment of Iowa volunteers, num bering 764 men and 46 officers, undei the command of Colonel J. C. Loper, arrived here ' today from ' Manila, on the transport Senator. , There was no sickness aboard. ' The only death re ported is that of Edward Kissick, com pany F, of Oskaloosa, la., who died at Nagasaki of dysentery." The only inci dent of the voyage was on accident that happened to Edwin Statler, companj M, and Homer A. Read, company A, three days out from Nagasaki. '.They were injured by the breaking of a spar, which fell on them. Statler's leg wat broken and Bead sustained a fracture of the skull. Both men are doing well. The Senator was caught in the tad.' of the . typhoon encountered by tbx steamer Empress of Japan. She wai tossed about lively for several hours, but suffered no severe damage. So serious did the situation appear to the officers . of the steamer at one time, that all the passengers were ordered be low, and the : hatches were battened down. -. .'- . 1 - v - The Deadly Knife. :.- - Lebanon, Or., Oct. 24. A serious stabbing affair occurred at Sweet Home last evening. 1 J. P. Hahn, the Sweet Home merchant, stabbed and serrious ly wounded Albert Weddle, the saw mill man. at that place. The trouble arose in the settlement of accounts be-. tween the two men. Weddle 's brothej owed Hahn - and Hahn tried to work the account in against Albert Weddle, : and the trouble . started. Weddle was stabbed three or four times, one slash being in the abdomen and letting the intestines out. A physician was sum moned from this city, and when he ar rived ' he found Weddle in a critical condition, and there is but little expec tation of his recovery. Hahn said he was coming to Lebanon to surrender himself to an officer, but he has not arrived here. The feeling at Sweet Home is bitter against him. Revolution in Columbia. Colon, Colmbia, Oct. 24. The revo lution -has extended from Gundina marca to Lima. The Colombian -gunboat Moyaca is - about to leavo for Ganca, where an army of 10,000 men is being assembled by the government. ' Rear-End Collision. Salt Lake, Oct. 24. An air-brake failure caused a wreck on the Oregon Short Line at Farmington, 18 miles north of this city, this evening. Fireman Harry Coleman is painfully, but not fatally injured, and Engineer Sim Pigman was badly shaken up. Both saved their lives by jumping. The wreck'was a rear-end collision be tween two southbound extra freights. Trains to and from the north are de layed several hours. Perished in a Blizzard. Minneapolis, Oct. 24. A special to the Times from Great Falls, Mont., says: Nine men perished inlhe recent blizzard. ; Five bodies have been re covered, and it is probable, that this is not half the list. The last body found was that of H. Herrald, a sheep herder. The sheep had eaten off his beard, clothing and part of his boots. Several bands of sheep without herders have been wandering in that country, and point to unknown deaths. Of the 672 known volcanoes, 279 are usually in activity. CAUGHT IN A TRAP. Official Report -of the Death of Captain . . Howard. - - 'Washington, Oct. 25. The war de partment today received the following from General Otis: - ' Manila, ; Oct. ;. 25. Captain Guy Howard, quartermaster of volunteers, was killed yesterday near Arayat while in a launch in the Bio Grande river, by concealed insurgents. His clerk, a civilian employe, and a native were wounded. General Lawton is operating at San Isidro. Forwarding of supplies to that point continues, attended with some difficulty on accout of lack of traspor tation which will be supplied soon. This morning Kline, commading at Calamba, ' vigorously . attacked the in surgent foece concentrating on his front, routed them from the trenches and pursued them three miles. - His casualties were one private killed, one corporal ; and three privates wounded. The enemy's loss is not known. READY FOR TRANSPORTS. ' Probable Date of Departure of Thirty ninth Infantry. Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Oct. 25. Captain Povey, quartermaster on the transport Lennox, visited the post to day and said he thought the Thirty ninth infantry would be able to sail from Portland about Saturday next. The transports are expected to arrive in Portland Wednesday, and there is no reason. why the regiment should not be able to get away by the end of the week. According to the latest orders, the two companies of the Forty -fifth infantry ' which have been recruited here, will sail with the Thirty-ninth, and tLsn join the remainder of the reg iment at Manila. . Captain E. . P. Wainwright, First cavalry, arrived at the post today, and will purchase horses for the cavalry, whioh will be sent to the Philippines. - Report From Cape Nome. Washington, Oct 25. Captain Shoe maker, ' chief of the revenue cutter service, received from Lieutenant Jar vis a brief report, dated St. Michael, Alaska, September 30, on the recent trip of the revenue cutter Bear to Point Barrow, in the course of which he says: "At Cape Nome are some 3,500 peo ple, with the possible addition of from 600 to 1,000 from Yukon river points. I think there will be ample accommo dations for all desiring to go out, and also sufficient provisions for those who remain. Typhoid fever is prevalent, but the coming cold weather is ex pected to check it. "Good order is maintained, but there is a lawless element it is desired to get rid of before the winter closes, and I will . co-operate with the- military authorities and the United States mar shal to that end. ' There is also a large number of sick and indigent whom it will be necessary to take away on the Bear to prevent suffering. The Bear is en route to Sitka." . Paget Sound Naval Station. Washington, ; Oct. 25. The annual report of Rear-Admiral Hichborn, chief of the bureau ' of construction and re pair of the navy department, contains a number of estimates and recommend ations with regard to the naval sta tion on Paget sound. The recommend ations show that some of the equip ment is badly in need of repair, and much in the way of new apparatus and appliances is required to bring the sta tion np to the average standard. Russia and France .May Take a Hand. London, Oct. 25. Sensational ru mors of the designs of foreign powers, inimical to British interests, meet with scant credence, though it is admittedly difficult to explain the immense force on land which Great Britain is now mobilizing. In Vienna,, it is reported the British naval movements are dne to a rumor that Russia, with the assent of France, is about to acquire from Spain Ceuta, or some other naval station on the African coast. . . - Elsewhere it is stated the movements of the French - Mediterranean fleet in the neighborhood of the Levant, where it could easily be joined by the Russia Black sea fleet, via the Straits of Dar danelles, is occasioning suspicion. The Latest Peace Overtures. Washington, Oct. 25. General Otis' account of the latest Filipino peace overtures is as follows: "Manila, Oct.; 24. October 20, a message ' was received at Angeles un der a flag of truce expressing the desrie of Hon. President Aguinaldo to send a commission to Manila to arrange the difficulties connected with the delivery, of Spanish prisoners, and to ; discuss a matter of particular character. Are-: ply was returned that the commission accredited by any one other than Gen eral Aguinaldo, general-in-chief of the insurgents, could not be recognized or received. There has been no later cor respondence. . OTIS." V . The Bandits Escaped. . ' t Atchison, Kan., Oct. 25. Notwith standing the fact : that fully 600 armed men r surrounded the island between. Atchison and Doniphan all last night,; the . two bandits who Saturday : night killed one man and wounded another at Doniphan, and duplicated this crime here yesterday, while being pursued by a posse, crept through the line of guards during the night, and, stealing a team, escaped. ' Iead and Zine Trust. : Kansas CityvMo., Oct. 25.-A com bination known as the National Lead, Zinc & Smelter Company, with a cap-? italization of $10,000,000, and with a surplus of $500,000, to control ' and; work large interests in the Joplin-Ga-lena. district, has been formed. The concern was promoted by Marcus Pol-; lasky, president of the National Mine Company, of Kansas City, who has just returned from New . York, where he succeeded in interesting Eastern capi talists. 1 American Woman Robbed. London, Oct. 25. Late this evening it was announced that a sensational burglary had taken place yesterday at tha Savoy hotel, London, where the room of Mrs. Stockwell, of New York, widow of a New York jeweler, was en tered and robbed, it is understood, oi jewelry valued at 10,000 and bank notes and other negotiable currency to the amount of 5,000. The average weekly,wagesof the men employed in the cotton mills of Maine are $7.08; of the women, $5.60, and of children, $2.73. ; - BOERS MADE THE ATTACK Opened the Engagement at Dundee Saturday. CONTINUED THE FIRE SUNDAY Large Force Commanded in Person by ' Kruger and Joubert Said to Be At tacking Gleneoe. London, Oct. 25. The Daily News publishes the following dispatch from Ladysmith, dated Sunday night: "A large force under Commandant General Joubert and Commander Vo gan, opened fire on Dundee yesterday. The fire was continued today. The result is not known here." Cape Town, Oct. 25. News has been received from Dundee to the effect that the Boer disaster at Eland's Laagto staggered the Boers completely, render ing the 'attack upon Dundee feeble. Therefore, there is no cause for anxiety. . Fighting at Gleneoe. London, Oct. 25. The Daily Tele graph has received the following from Ladysmith: "The Boers, reported to be 9,000 strong, and under the command of Commandant-General Joubert and President Kruger in person, are again attacking - Gleneoe. General Yule, commanding our troops, has moved his camp back into a better defensive position." London, Oct. 25.- The war office re ceived the following dispatch from Gen eral George Stewart White, commander in Natal: "General Yule ' telegraphed me yes terday evening that the wounded at Dundee were doing well." . This dispatch partly relieves the anx iety regarding Gleneoe, as the British there had evidently not been attacked up to last evening. " Battle of Eland's Laagto. ; London, Oct. 25. The Daily Mail publishes the following description of the battle of Eland's Laagto, from its especial war correspondent, G. W. Stevens, filed at Ladysmith: "The battle was a brilliant, com plete success. The Boers, numbered from 1,200 to 2,000, and probably had about 100 killed and 150 wounded. The fight itself was like a practical illustration of handbook tactics, each arm represented doing, its proper work to perfection. "The Gordon Highlanders, in their attack, advanced in magnificent order. Theywere immediately saluted with a heavy fire, which told from the first. Their major fell with a bullet in his leg, but as he lay where .he fell, he lit a pipe and smoked placidly while the advance continued. -- As man after man dropped, supports were rushed into the firing line, our men darting from cover to cover, splendidly led and ever ad vancing. Yet, as ridge after ridge was won, the Highlanders still found a new ridge confronting them, and thus they fought their bleeding way until the final ridge . was neared, with nearly every officer down. . "Then, slamming every available man into the firing line, Manchester, Devons and light horse all mixed, with bugles chanting the advance, bagpipes shrieking and the battle- a confused surge, our men swept yelling forward and the position was won.. ; . "Meanwhile, squadrons of lancers and dragons lapped round the Boer left flank, catching the enemy as they re tired in order, goring and stamping them to pieces. And the commando was not." ,- . IN SOUTHERN LUZON. Operations Against Filipinos at Calamba and Angeles. ' Manila, . Oct. 25. The insurgents around ' Calamba - and Angeles have bothered the Americans lately with their repeated attacks, which, like most of the Filipino attacks, ; consist of shooting a lot of ammunition into their opponents' camp from long range Major Cheatham's battalion of the Thirty-seventh infantry, three compan ies of the Twenty-first infantry, a bat tery of the Fifty artillery and a Gatling gun sallied out this morning from Ca lamba, drove the Filipinos from their trenches and pursued them for three miles, inflicting heavy loss on them. One American was killed and three were wounded of the Twenty -first in fantry. Four men from the gunboat Marivelos were lured ashore 18 miles from Ho Ho by a flag of truce, and the insur gents killed one of them, wounded one and captured- a third. The gunboat was unable to fire for fear of .wounding the Americans. . v The second battalion of the Nine teenth regiment, Major ' Reefe com manding, embarked for Ho Ho today to reinforce the troops. Special Philippine Commissioners. Chicago, Oct. 24. Colonel Charles Denby and Professor Worcester special commissioners to the Philippines, en route from Vancouver to Washington, reached Chicago today. Colonel Denby and Mrs. Denby, and their son, T. G. Denby, who acts as his father's secre tary, left at 3 P.M., for Washington. .- United States Supreme Court. -'' -" Washington, Oct. 25. rChief Justice Fuller today .took his seat on the bench of tLe snpreme -court of the United States, for the first time during the present session of the court. ' Justice Brewer has been indisposed since his return from Paris, and was not present today. ' The court denied the motion for an advance in the case of William Boyle, of Shoshone county, Idaho, who was sent to prison on the charge of complicity in the Idaho labor riots of last summer. - , ., Tellow Fever at Jiackson. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 25. Eight new cases of yellow fever are reported in Jackson tonight. This makes a total of 18 cases now under treatment. The patients are scattered over the' city and the state board of health issued a statement tonight declaring the dis ease epidemic. , Spanish Minister Resigns. Madrid, Oct. 25. The minister of justice, Senor Duran, has resigned la consequence of the decision of the gov ernment to suspend the constitutional guarantees at Barcelona, ... . TRANSPORTATION INADEQUATE. Rates Are Moving Up and Have Bearing n Export Trade. Bradstreet's says: More nearly, per haps, than ever before, 'does the volume of general trade and industry tax exist ing transportation facilities handling the same. From nearly all parts of the country, but particularly - from the West and South, come reports of car scarcity. Some of this congestion seems to be the result of a diversion of traffio ordinarily carried on by water routes to already crowded railroads. The inability of present transportation facilities to cope with the existing situ ation is, however, not confined to do mestic trade lines. From both coasts of this country come reports of insuf ficient tonnage offering to handle goods seeking a foreign outlet, and freight rates are considerably higher than they were a year or more ago. This latter feature, in fact, is one which may have important effects upon our foreign trade during the balance of the year. 1 With few notable exceptions prices continue strong.-- A number of lines have advanced quotations, while the great body of staple articles manifest all their old firmness. Some weakness in wheat prices is directly traceable to higher freight rates because of .the partial closing of the door to relief from growing domestic stocks. Raw wool is firmer and even higher on better demand at the East, some heavy speculative transactions being reported. . ,:. - The strength of lumber is apparently undiminished. - Business failures for the week num ber 221, as compared with 164 last week, 213 in tbis week a year ago, 225 in 1897, 202 in 1896, and 259 in 1895. Business failures in the Dominion of Canada for the week number 20, as compared with 19 last week, 24 in this week a year ago, 27 in 1897, 48 in 1896, and 86 in 1895. PACIFIC COAST TRADE. Seattle Markets. Onions, new, $1.00 1.25 per sack. Potatoes, new, $16 18. -.Beets, per sack, $1.10. Tuspips, per sack, 75o. - - '-.. . Carrots, per sack, 90c- - - Parsnips, per sack, 90c. - Cauliflower, 75o per dozen. ' Cabbage, native and California, $1 4$ 1125 per 100 pounds. Peaches, 65 80o. Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box. Pears, $1.00 1.25 per box. Prunes, 60c per box. : Watermelons, $1.50. Cantaloupes; 4050o. Butter Creamery, 28o per pound; dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 20o per pound. - Eggs 2728c. - . Cheese Native, 13 14c. -i.'.-Poultry 12 Kc; dressed, 13 Ko. Hay PngefSonnd timothy, $12.00; choice Eastern Washington timothy, $1600. Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23; feed meal, $23. . - . . Barley Rolled ' or ground, per ton, $21; whole, $22. Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.65; Mended 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. 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. . . . Portland Market. - ' Wheat Walla Walla, 6657o; Val lav, 68c; Bluestem, . 59o per bushel. Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham, $1.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel. Oats Choice white, 84 35c; choice gray, 82 83c per busheL . Barley Feed barley, $1516.00; brewing, $18.50 19.00 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16 per ton. Hay Timothy, $911; clover, $7 8; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton. - Butter Fancy creamery, 6055o; seconds, 4i45c; dairy, 8740c; tore, 226'27s'c. ; Eggs 22 23)o per dozen. , ' Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c; Young America, 14c; new cheese - lOo per pound. ; . Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00 4.00 per dozen; hens, $4.50; springs, $2.003.50; , geese, $5.506 for old; $4. 60 6. 50 for young; ducks, $4.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12 ) 14o per pound. Potatoes 6565oper sack; sweets, I 2)o per pound. Vegetables Beets $1; turnips, 90c; per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cauli flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, $1; beans, 56o per pound; celery, 70 75o per dozen; cucumbers, 50c per box; peas, 34o per pound; tomatoes, 80o per box? green corn, 12 15o per dozen. - Hops-r-7 10c; 1898 crop, 56o. Wool Valley, ' 12 ISo per pound; Eastern Oregon, 814o; mohair, 27 80o per pound. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers and ewes, 3c; dressed mutton, 6)4 To per pound; lambs, 74o per pound. Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00; light and feeders, $4.50; dressed, $6.006.50 per 100 pounds. Beef Gross, top steers, $3.604.00; cows, $3 8. 60; dressed beef, 6 7jo per pound. Veal Large, 67ci small, 8. 8 per pound. : . . . ; Ban Franeiseo Market. '"; Wool Spring Nevada, 1214o per ppund; Eastern Oregon, 12 15c; Val ley, 1719c; Northern, 810o. Hops 1899 crop, , 9 12o per pound., - Onions Yellow, 7586o per sack. Butter Fancy creamery 80 81o; do seconds, 27 29c; . fancy dairy, 24 26c; do seconds, 21 23o per pound. Eggs Store, 2588o; fancy ranch, 4142o... ' . - '. ' ' " 'Millstuffs --. Middlings, 1 $19.00 20.60; nran, $16.5017.50. Hay Wheat $7.6010; wheat and oat $6.00 9.00; best barley $5.00 7.00; alfalfa, $5.00 7.00 per too, straw, 25 40o per bale. Potatoes Early Rose, 4050o; Ors gonBurbanks, $1.251.50; river "Bur banks, 60 75c; Salinas Burbankt, 90c$1.10 per sack. Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia, , $2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00' 6.00; California lemons 75c$1.50 do choice $1.75 2. 00 per box. Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50(8 9.60 per bunch; pineapples,-- nom inal; Persian, dates, , 66o per pound ... . . ..... .