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    UNION Eatab. July, 18T.
GAZETTE Katab. Dec- 1862.
(Consolidated Feb. 1899.
VOIi. XXXVI. NO. 44.
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
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
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
In Surrey, England, there is a great
poultry-fattening establishment, which
annually sends about 86,000 fowls to
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.
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
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
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
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.
British Rout Kruger's Troops
at Gleneoe.
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
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.
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
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,
Filipinos Ask Otis for a Dis
cussion of Peace Terms.
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. . .- - .
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-
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.
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
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.
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. ; -
Opened the Engagement at
Dundee Saturday.
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
"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
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." ,- .
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, ... .
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.
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,
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
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 ... . . ..... .