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I79UON Entab. July, 1807.
GAZETTE ttatab. Dec, 1882.
(Consolidated Fell. 1899.
CORVAIjLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1899.
VOL. XXXVI. NO. 45.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK
From All Parts of, the Ne-w
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
ComprohemilT. Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Weak
Gulled From the Telegraph Col unins.
A national billiard association may
soon be in the field. -
"Washington is said to be the most
productive of the Fanning, group of
It is rumored that A. D. Clarke, an
Englishman, may try for the cup'to get
even with Iiord Dunraven.
Colonel Frost says the stories of
American soldiers looting churches is
absoultely false. He praises Otis.
The university of Oregon will play
football against the university of Cali
fornia at Berkeley campus November 18
St. Louis' world's fair is to be a
great one. The fund has already
reached $4,000,000. The total amount
aimed at is $5,000,000.
The White Star steamer -Germanic
collided with a barge near Liverpool
and was seriously injured. She will
not sail for New York this trip. '.' 4
Reverend - McKinnon asserts . tha
General Luna, the rebel chief killed by
Aguinaldo's orderly, had killed hit
wife and mother-in-law in Paris and
fled. , .
A Paris dispatch says Russia has no
interest in Kruger's people or their lit
tle repnblic, and will not interfere,
Germany is said to be friendly to the
A giant brass combine is being
formed which it is stated will comprise
all the plants in the Naugatuck valley,
Connecticut. The main office will be
in New York city. 4
At Paris, Mo., the grand jury re
turned an indictment for murder in the
first degree against Alexander Jester,
on the charge of murdering Gilbert
Gates, son of a Chicago millionaire, 28
years ago. y f
The 19 Russian men-of-war in the
Pacific will shortly be reinforced, by
six ships from the Eastern squadron.
The Berlin Tageblatt sees in this a con
section with the rumors of -the Chino
Japanese alliance. '
Secretary Long will make a recom
mendation for but a limited increase of
the new navy in his forthcoming annual
report. He will devote most of his
energies to urging abolition of limit of
cost in the construction of battleships.
Herr Hopeff, ex-treasurer of the Al
bert Yerein, a charitable organization
under the patronage of the king and
queen of Saxony, was sentenced to im
prisonment for four years and nine
months for misappropriating 250,000
marks of the society's funds. . .
The Burghers are said to have secured
the services of 13,000 natives.
Prolongation of war beyond British
expectations is now said to be certain.
The navy department is to give Mar
coni's wireless telegraphy a practical
test. . ;
England will expect the Boers to
.pay the cost of war when the end
comes. .- ' ', - - ' -
The government of Venezuela has
' been turned over to Castro, who seems
to be very popular.
United States army officers have
been sent to South Africa to watch the
progress of the war. .
- Fifteen Bick men of the Iowa regi
ment are now in the general hospital
at the Presidio, San Francisco.
- Russia has at last ' agreed that the
claim resulting from the seizure of
seals in Behring sea shall be arbitrated.
Ho Ho is stirred by the expectation
of important fighting." Volleys are be
ing fired at the American outposts
nightly. ' '
Colonel John B. Yates, one of Gen;
eral Sherman's main supports in the
famous march to the sea, is dead at
. Amesburg, Ont.
The battleships Texas and Indiana
are to go out of commission, as - the
officers and men aria needed in the
Philippines. , Others may follow.
A Berlin dispatch says telegrams
from Brussels announce that in the
Transvaal legation circles it is stated
that France and Russia will not per
mit the annexation .of the Transvaal
and Orange Free State to England.
At Atchison, Kan., two robbers shot
and killed one man. and wounded an
other in a store, which they later rob
bed. They were pursued by a posss
and. they shot and killed a policeman
: and another man, both members of the
pursuers. . '-
Canada has made a new proposition
for permanent settlement of the Alaska
dispute. She again asks for arbitra
tion on terms similar to those imposed
cy the United States and Great Britain
over Venezuela. ; Fifty years of occu
pancy is considered conclusive evi
- dence of title. She is willing to give
np Skagway al Dyea, but wants Pyra
One hundred years ago it was consid
ered a wonderful achievement for ten
men to manufacture 48,000 pins a day.
Now three make 7,600,000 pins in the
same time. y '
It is complained that the blacksmiths
of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth
show lack, of interest in the operation
of the , hofseshoers' license law. The
members of the craft in Duluth were so
disinterested that they conceded their
vacancy to the board of examiners to
Minneapolis- . .
A Filipino newspaper - makes the
statement that independence will be
given tn the islands in December,
. when Bryan will be elected president
of the United States. The newspaper
also makes the statement that the
American casualties have been 23,000
- since last February and that the policy
now is a retreating fight. -
The cigar-makers' official journal re
ports that 414,356,931 cigars were man
ufactured in the United States during
July an increase over the output of
the same month in 1898 of 89,644,120
FORCED TO SURRENDER.
An official dispatch received in Lon
don from General White, commanding
the English forces at Ladysmith, states
that the Dublin fusiliers, a -mounted
battery and the Gloucester , regiment,
were surrounded and forced to surren
der to the Boers.
This loss to the British deprives
them of 2,000 men and seven big guns.
The recuperative powers of the Boers
Are regarded with wonder by the
The South American republics will
try-to patch up their difficulties by ar
The Peruvian cocoa 'crop is a failure."
The plants were damaged by insects
and the price has already doubled.
" A professional baseball league for
1900, to include Seattle, Tacoma, Port
land and Vancouver, B. C, is now on
Admiral Schley will go to South
Africa in command of tue South At
lantic .squadron to protect American
interests during the progress of the war.
Interesting experiments of Marconi's
system on warships resulted in wire
less telegraph messages being success
fully transmitted over 29 miles of
space. '..-..,'-'- y ' .
Professor Arthur McGiffert, of Union
seminary. New York, refuses to quietly
resign from the Presbyterian-ministry,
and another heresy trial seems inevt
iable. - a y . , '.;.
The president, it is said, considers
that the Germans and British caused
the trouble at Samoa and that they
should pay the greater portion of the
At Kamlbops, B. C, John Hayes is
to be tried for murder. He is accused
by the confession -of his sister of hav
ing killed her husband, she acting as
Dwight L. Townsend, -founder of the
Postal Telegraph Company, United
Lines Telegraph Company and the fam
ous Havemeyer sugar factory, is dead
at New York. y ;.
' In his message President McKinley
will ask for an appropriation for a
commission to be appointed to investi
gate the commercial and industrial con
dition of the Chinese empire. ';
- Bell had a hot brush with the insur
gents at : West Guagua, killing four
rebel officers and wounding 18 men.
One enlisted man was killed and a cap
tain and lieutenant wounded. .
The Aberdeen Packing Company's
cannery at Fairhaven, Wash., was
burned. All machinery and stock, in
cluding 15,000 cases of canned salmon,
went up in smoke; loss, $150,000. -
Captain Leary, the naval governor ol
the island of Guam, in the Ladrones,
was forced to adopt heroic measures to
enforce his administration. The friars
were hostile to his orders so he invited
them to leave. .
'. The Boer loss at Eland's Laagto wu
36 killed and 64 wounded.
John Barrett, ex-United States min
ister to Siam, is lecturing in the South.
Eight men were buried alive by a
cave-in on the Isabella mine at Cripple
President- McKinley and Secretary
Long attended the launching of the Shu
brick at Richmond, Va.
The Twentieth Kansas volunteers
have been mustered out. They left for
home on a special train.
' Colonel Ray thinks the Valdes trail,
an ail-American route to the Alaskan
gold fields, suitable for a railroad.
Agents of the Transvaal government
are in Chicago seeking to enlist Amer
icans for service in the ranks of the
Boers. " : ; "
With impressive military honors the
body of General Guy V. Henry was
buried at Arlington cemetery, Wash
ington. The move for the increase of the Ger
man navy was made by Emperor Wil
liam in person, and as yet is wholly
The Fourth infantry, 1,200 officers
and men, has left Fort Riley, Kansas,
for San Francisco, en route to th
A circular issued by the Ohio repub
lican state executive committee, solic
iting contributions from federal em
ployes has been declare by the civil
service board, contrary to law.
According to the latest reports from
Cape Town , General Joubert has joined
hands with the Free State forces, and
there has been some outpost fighting
President Kroger has arrived at Glen
.Michael Hatal was killed while per
forming a feat of magic in catching
bullets in his teeth, at New York.
Leaden bullets had been substituted by
some one for the usual "dummy" arti
cle. ' - : - :- ;". v
General Fitzhugh Lee, while visiting
in Washington, said in an interview
that the Cuban people are steadily im
proving under the existing protectorate
of the United States, but' are not yet
quite ready for purely Cuban govern
. A desperate street fight between
members of a Tennessee colony recently
located at North, Salem, Ind., and citi
zens of North Salem, resulted in the
instant death of one man and the fatal
wounding of another, and minor injur
ies for many others.
The special correspondent of the Lon
don Daily Mail at Lady smith, describes
the arrival of the war balloon there.
It was welcomed, he said, with wild
dances by the Kaffirs, who regard it as
a deity. General White and General
Archibald Hunter both ascended and
reconnoitered the enemy's position.
"It begins," says Tin and Terne,
"to look as though Anderson and El
wood are to be the tinplate- centers of
manufacture in the West."
The union cigar-makers of Tampa,
Fla., have enforced ' a demand . that
cigar factories be scrubbed and cleaned
once a month.
There are upwards of 1,000,000 ship
pers of produce . in the United States,
and it is believed that from their ranks
a strong national organization can be
Ex-Minkter to Russia Breckinridge
opines that in the event Russia or
France intereferes that it is Uncle
Sam's duty to help England in her
PLOT GAINST GOVERNMENT
Wealthy Ilo Ilo Visayan
Violates His Oath.
HEAD OF A REBEL JUNTA
His Arrest May Lead to an Outbreak of
Natives Insurgents , Repulsed In
Skirmish North of San Isldro.
Manila, Oct. 80. M. Ruperto San
tiago, one of the wealthiest Visayana
who had taken the oath of allegiance
to the United States, and who posed as
a friend of the Americans, has ' been
arrested at Ho Ilo, while other Visa
yans are being watched. The prisoner
is charged with - organizing a revolu
tionary ' junta. Santiago - owns sugar
estates throughout the island of Negros.
It is asserted that' a council of 10
and the manager of the junta met daily
it Santiago's office for the purpose of
tigineering an extensive scheme of col
lections for an insurrection. One of
Santiago's steamers was captured car
rying supplies to the rebels. His ar
rest caused rumors of an outbreak of
the natives of Ilo Ilo, and precautions
have been taken to prevent trouble.
A battalion of the Eighteenth regi
ment and marines of the gunboat Con
cord, formed an expedition at Concep
tion, Northern Panay," to search for the
Concord's, coxswain, who was lured
ashore by a white flag, and who is sup
posed to be a prisoner. They, found
the place deserted, and burned every
house as a punishment. -
i Want to Fight Boot.
An informal meting was held here
this evening of men - proposing to pro
ceed to South Africa to fight for the
British. More than 100 Englishmen,
Australians and Americans decided to
go. yThey organized a - party and be
lieve they can secure 200 more men.
The volunteers include ex-soldiers,
frontiersmen, Englishmen familiar
with the Transvaal, and - commercial
' "' ' A Brisk Fight. ' -A
Manila," 'Oct. 80. General Young's
column, which left San Isidro at day
break, moving northward in the direc
tion ' of I Santa Rosa, encountered the
enemy strongly entrenched just beyond
the Tuboatin river. 'A brisk - fight en
sued and the rebels were repulsed.
Two Americans were killed and one
wounded.-- Pursuit was impossible, ow
ing to the. width and depth of the
stream. ,.,'.- .. "''''., '" '
Filipino Envoy Will Not Be Received
New York, Oct. 80. A special to
the World from Washington' says:
Secretary of State Hay, when asked if
Senor - Regidor, the Filipino envoy,
would be permitted to appear before
the Philippine commission, said:
"I. have heard that he contemplated
visiting the United States and would
present some such plan as that outlined
by the newspapers. He would have nc
official oi diplomatic status in Wash
ington, either as agent of the Filipinc
insurgents or as a diplomatic represent
ative of the so-called Filipino govern
ment." The question of his being hearc
by the Philippine peace commission
rests entirely with the commission it
self. '- The state department is not con
cerned in the matter in any way." ,
LULL IN THE FIGHTING.
Boers Evidently Reconstructing- Their
Flans English Are Resting.
London, Oct. 80. The war situation
this morning presents no new features.
It is presumed in Natal that tho Boerf
are reconstructing their plans and that
the English are resting, but telegrams
from Ladysmith, at express rates, still
occupy 48 hours ' in transmission to
London, and, therefore, it is not im
possible that something is happening.
The Daily Telegraph has the follow
ing from Ladysmith, dated Wednesday:
v"Our. cavalry patrols have been fired
on this afternoon and chased by tho en
emy near the scene of the Reitfontein
engagement. The Boers show signs of
ecoming aggressive. " We learned of
she capture of the hussars in response
to a military wire sent to Commandant-General
According to the latest account of
the first . battle at Glencoe, the Boer
army amounted to 7,000 men, and
about noon another army, almost as
large, under Commanant-General Jou
bert, advanced . within 6,000 yards of
Glencoe camp and then retired. The
Boer losses were very heavy, fully 300.
On the Northern Border. '
,Cape Town, Oct. 30. A telogram
from Buluwayo, Rhodesia, says: A
Boer force is threatening Chief Khama
and Chief Linchwei, who are loyal to
Great Britain. The two chiefs' conn
try lies at the extreme northwest of the
Transvaal and includes Bechuanaland.
It seems a gross mistake for the Boers
to provoke war among the natives.
The probable explanation - is that .the
Boer force intends to destroy the rail
way to Buluwayo, which runs through
Khamas' country ,and thereby prevent
a movement by Colonel Plumer's force
to go to the relief ' of Mafeking. Al
ready there have been stories of a Rho
deaian armored train engaging the
Boers some distance north of Mafeking.
Rhodes Watched the Fight.
Cape Town, Oct. 80. According to
further sad vices from Kimberley, the
Boers removed , their killed and
wounded in cars. No reliablo estimate
of their losses has been made Mr.
Rhodes rode out and watched tho fight.
The townspeople, including the
women, mounted the trenches, watch
ing eagerly for the return of the troops.
Mr. Rhodes is cheerful and gives din
ner parties daily, at which luxuries are
Moves From Utah to Oregon.
La Grande, Or., Oct. 80. A big
deal in real estate was consummated
here today. N. W. Schofield, of Nephi,
Utah, purchased from. Walter M. and
Charles Pierce, what is known as the
Harlan Stewart farm of 1,200 acres in
Cove, for $36,000; also the Charles
Goodnough residence and 40 acres oi
land at Island City, for $5,600. Mr.
Schofield, who has been a prominent
stockman of Utah, will transfer his op
erations to this .valley, utilizing the
Stewart place as a stock farm and the
Goodnough property as a place of resi
HOSTILE TO HIS ORDERS.
American Naval Governor Forced Friars
to Leave Ouam.' ' ...
Washington, Nov. . 1. The navy
department today received a report
from Captain Leary, the naval gover
nor of the island of Guam, in the La
drones. The president himself has
read the report, his interest being par
ticularly attracted by the disclosure of
the fact that the first American- gover
nor of an island has - already been
obliged to adopt heroic measures to in
sure the proper administration of affairs
there. '. . ;
; Leary soon learned his authority as
governor was being subverted and every
measure of reform which he proposed
was being defeated by the hotsile in
fluence of friars. They resisted every
decree, in the belief that any disturb
ance of the order of things which gov
erned the island for so many years
would cause th'em to lose their hold
upon the natives. ' y yy
. After exhausting all other means td
overcome this influence, Leary reports
he was obliged to notify a ' half dozen
friars that they might have free trans
portation from the island and he should
expect them to avail themselves of the
offer. -r- . , - ' '
They left. : But one friar is in the is
land and he was a man of such charac
ter and reputation as to convince Leary
of his fitness to remain. .
Troops Ready to Move.
Vancouver Barracks, Nov. 1. Major
Rudolph G. Ebert, medical director,
and Captain P. G. Willis went to Port
land yesterday and made a thorough
inspection of the ; transports Pennsyl
vania and Olympia, and found., every
thing in such good conditon that there
is no reason to delay the sailing of the
ships when the necessary coaling is fin
ished. ' . .. - ''
From private information received
from Manila, it is learned that Major
Henry Wygant, Twenty-fourth infan
try, has been granted a sick leave of
absence, and will return to this post.
Major Wygant served through the en
tire Cuban campaign without any seri
ous illness, but since his arrival in the
Philippines, about six months ago, he
has been a constant sufferer from rheu
matism, and a change of climate has
been ordered, in the hope of affording
relief. - " - y-
: Marconi System in Navy.
New York, Oct. 80. The navy de
partment has begun a ' series of experi
ments with the Marconi system of wire
less telegraphy with the object of de
termining, its practicability for general
use for naval purposes on sea and land.
The experiments will extend over a pe
riod of several days, and the results in
detail will be set forth in a report to
be submittted to the - bureau of equip
ment by 'a board of "ha'val. experts,
which has been appointed especially for
Th6 particular object of the tests
was to determine the practicability of
using the system for short signaling
while squadrons are at sea. . Marconi's
system, if it does all that is claimed,
would be of immense advantage in this
work. The afternoon experiments con
sisted of six tests, all of which were
. , Bold Daylight Robbery.
St. Louis, Nov. 1. Robert B. Jen
nings, secretary and treasurer of the
Broadway cable line, was robbed of
$1,043 in cash and $48,750 in checks
while standing on a rear platform of a
Broadway car at Broadway and Wash
ington avenue, at noon today. The
police attempted to suppress the facts
and as a consequence the news was not
known- generally until three, or four
hours later in the day. The robbery,
committed in broad daylight, on one of
the busiest corners of St. Louis, is re
garded as one of the most : daring
crimes in local police annals. - '
. .. Fighting Near Mafeking.
Lorenzo Marquez, Delagoa Bay, Nov.
1. A dispatch received here today,
under date of October 30, says General
Cronje, the Boer commander, an
nounced that the British garrison at
Mafeking made a bayonet attack on
Commandant : Louw's ' laager near
Grandstand, but were repulsed, leav
ing six dead on the field, and it was
believed many of the attacking party
were wounded; - y
The dispatch adds that Colonel
Baden-Powell asked for an armistice
in order tt) bury the dead. General
Cronje consented to this, the Boers as
sisting'' in placing , the dead in the
wagon going to Mafeking.
-Boer Heroism. -
Durban, Natal, Oct. 80. An inter
esting incident in connection with the
Eland's Laagto fight is reported here.
When the fire of the British guns be
came too hot, eight Bers ran forward
out of cover, and, standing together,
coolly opened fire at the Imperial
Light Horse guards, with the evident
purpose of drawing the latter 's fire
while their comrades retired. ' Seven of
the brave fellows were killed, i
I The Spanish commissioners who en
tered the insurgent lines report that
there are 14 American prisoners at Tar
lac, all of whom are well treated.
Lieutenant Gilmore, of the United
States gunboat Yorktown, who fell intc
the hands of the insurgents at Baler, on
the east coast of Luzon, last April,
where the Yorktown had gone on a
special mission to relieve the Spanish
garrison, is at Bingat. -
Fishing Crew In Hard Situation.
St. John", N. B., Oct. 81. The
steamer Labrador, just arrived from a
trip along the Labrador coast, reports
that a fishing crew of 30 people are on
a desolate island, off. the northern sec
tion of the coast, where they have been
utterly abandoned for some time, ow
ing to the fact that the instructions for
a vessel to bring them down mis
carried. A steamer must be ' sent to
their assistance promptly or they will
perish with cold and hunger.
Valparaiso, Nov. 1. The sudden
death last week of Senor Garcia, director-general
of railways, and -of Senor
Pinochet, - minister of industry and
public works, under mysterious condi
tions, caused a great sensation.
In both cases the medical authorities
certified that their death was due to
It is rumored, however, that both
succumbed to wounds received in a
duel with swords, conducted in the
most barbarous fashion, neither having
tvny knowledge of fencing.
fl. Y01I IS ADVANCING
Experiencing Many Difficul
ties on the March.
LAGUNA DE BAY RAN AGROUNC
The Boas Was Fired Upon by n Party
of Insurgents Bearing a White Flag
Gen. Bates Ordered South.
v Manila, Oct. . 81. General Young,
with the infantry, is advancing upon
Cabanatuan : under difficulties. The
country is furrowed with rivers and
deep ravines, the bridges over which
have been destroyed; the mud is deep,
rations are short, and the transporta
tion of supplies has been delayed by
low water, and the poor condition of
the roads. . There - are sufficient stores,
however, to keep the brigade. The in
surgents for a long time have lived off
the country, impoverishing it." Tbf
American horses are not yet accu .
tomed to the nativo grass and a lorn,
bullock train left San Fernando carry
ing hay for tho cavalry. .
' : The Spaniards report that there are
no insurgents at. Cabanatuan. , The
gunboat Laguna de Bay ; dispersed a
force of rebels who were engaged in
constructing trenches beyond Santa
Rosa. The boat was fired upon by a
party of insurgents bearing a white
flag. :. She is now aground, -y
Numbers of Chinese are coming to
Angeles from Tarlac, paying the insur
gents for the privilege. It is reported
that Agninaldo and the Filipino con
gress are still at Tarlac.
There are about 3,000 insurgents be
fore Angeles. ' They have ; been quiet
for the past week. . - . . -
Two thousand rebels are at Bamban,
five miles to the north.
General Bates has been recalled from
San Fernando, and ordered to sail fox
the southern islands as - soon as possi
ble. . .. -
LADYSMITH . INVESTED.
Situation Sufficiently Dangerous to Ex
London, Oct.. 81. The position oi
Ladysmith, without being alarming, is
sufficiently dangerous " to excite anx
iety. Evidently the Boers are trying
to repeat their Dundee tactics. Roughly
estimated, they have 17,000 men, as
against 12,000 British. General Sir
George Stewart ' White has the better
artillery," but his is of lesser range.
The-delay in the Boer-attack is reported
to be due to the non-arrival of Commandant-General
Joubert 's column.
This has given the British a much
needed respite after their recent exer
tions. ?' 1 . y
Everything, . it is now considered,
hinges on General White's resources
and judgment. ' Nothing is known re
garding the progress of defensive works
for the protection of Ladysmith. The
censorship, is more active than ever.
According to the Daily Chronicle's cor
respondent, "the new regulations limit
the number of words allowed for press
messages to one-fourth the number al
lowable before. "
Farmers in the neighborhood --of
Ladysmith have left their . farms and
stock at the mercy of the Boers and are
congregated in the town. .-
Two guns the Boers have mounted
are powerful weapons. . They are the
ones used in shelling Dundee, and it is
a matter of considerable . surprise how
they managed to . transport such heavy
pieces.':.:,,. (-' y y" " y.
BURNED TO DEATH
Fourteen . Persons Were Cremated In
, Falres. Alabama.-: ..
' Mobile, "Ala., Oct. 28.- News was
received here today that 14 people had
been burned to death" at Faires, Bald
win county, about 30 miles northeast of
Mobile. . Sometime Monday night last
fire destroyed the dwellings of .Harry
Gooodlaw and Samuel Smithson,. cre
mating all the occupants of both houses.
The ' Goodlaw . family consisted - of
father, mother and six children. There
were six persons residing in the Smith
son home, the husband, wife, three
children, and a sister of Mr. Smithson.
The fires are believed to have been of
accidental origin. . "
Storm In West Indies.
Santiago de Cuba,'. Oct. 31. After
days of continuous rain storms, a terri
fic hurricane from the southeast swept
oyer Santiago today, causing much des
truction. . Twelve houses were wrecked
and others badly damaged. The un
precedented rainfall continues. Tele
graph wires are down, and it is impos
sible for vessels to enter or leave the
harbor. A Ward liner has been de
layed four days. The United States
transport Burnside has been kept 'cruis
ing outside the harbor, and fears are
entertained for the safety of the fleet of
schooners from Hayti and Jamaica that
usually arrive on Monday morning.
Jamaica Was Swept. , - y
Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 81. Re
ports of the severe rain storm that has
swept the conutry arrived from various
points and confirm the fear that exten
sive damage has been done. The Rio
Cobre inundated Spanishtown, doing
considerable harm. All the railroad
lines are interrupted, and most of the
highways are impassable in conse
quence of the floods and landslides.
Advices from the town of Black River
report great damage - to shipping and
wharves, as well as serious injury to
- Six Hundred Sheep Cremated.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 81. The
sheep pens at the stockyards, covering
an entire block, were . destroyed by fire
last night, and 600 head of sheep were
cremated. Four firemen were seriuosly
injured by falling walls, and one ol
them, Charles Peterson, driver of a
hook-and-ladder truck, may die. The
loss is estimated at $90,000. ;
.- Fire in a Theater. ;
Chicago, Oct. 81. Fire broke out
under the stairway leading to the gal
lery of the Columbia theater tonight, a
few minutes previous to the beginning
of the first act of "His Excellency the
Governor." A panic which followed
was quelled by the prompt action of
attaches of the house ' and the police.
The large audience left the theater in
an orderly manner, and an hour later
the performance was opened.
London, Oct. 30. Florence Marrayat
(Mrs. Francis Lean) the well-known
authoress, died in London this morning.
A DAY OF THANKSGIVING.
President McKinley- Issues the- Usual
- r Proclamation.
The president has issued the follow
ing proclamation: ' , -".-
"A national custom, dear to the
hearts of the . people, calls for the set
ting apart of one day . in each year for
special thanksgiving to Almighty God
lor the blessings of the proceeding year.
This 'honored observance acquires
with time a tenderer significance. ; It
enriches domestic life; it summons un
der the family roof the absent children
to glad reunion with those they love.
Seldom as this nation had greater cause
for profound - thanksgiving. No great
pestilence has invaded our shore; lib
eral employment waits upon labor,
abundant crops have . rewarded the
efforts of the husbandman. Increased
comforts have come to the home. The
national finances have been sustained
and made firmer. . In all branches of
industry and trade there has been an
unequaled degree of prosperity, while
there has been a steady gain in the
moral and educational growth of our
national character. : Churches and
schools have flourished. American pa
triotism has been exalted.. Those ej
gaged, in maintaining the honor of tlu.
flag with such signal success have
been, in a large degree, spared from
disaster and disease. An honorable
peace has been ratified with a foreign
nation with which we were at war, and
we are now at friendly relations with
every power on earth. (
"The trust which we have assumed
for the benefit of the people of Cuba
has faithfully advanced. There is
marked progress toward the restoration
of healthy industrial ' conditions, and
under wise sanitary : regulations the
island has enjoyed unusual exemption
from the scourge of fever. The hurri
cane which swept over our new pos
session of Puerto Rico, destroying the
homes and property of the inhabitants,
called forth the instant sympathy of
the people of the United States, who
were swift to respond with generous
aid to the sufferers. While the insur
rection still continues in the island of
Luzon,' business is resuming its activ
ity and confidence in the good purposes
of the United States is being rapidly es
tablished throughout the archipelag
"For these reasons, and counties
others, I, William McKinley, president
of the United States,' hereby name
Thursday, the 30th day of November
next, as a day of , general thanksgiving
and prayer, to be observed as such by
all our people on this continent and
in our newly acquired islands, as well
as by those who may be at sea or so
journing in foreign lands, and I ad
vise that on this day religious exercises
shall be conducted ' in the churches or
meeting places of all denominations
in order that in the social features of
the day its real sigificance : may not be
lost sight of, but fervent prayers may
be offered to the Most High for a con
tinuance of the flivine guidance, with
out which man's efforts are vain, and
for divine consolation to those whose
kindred and friends have sacrificed
their lives for our country. "
"I recommend . also, that on this
day, so far as may be found practicable,
labor shall cease from : its accustomed
toil, and charity abound toward the
sick, the needy and the poor.
"In witness whereof I have set my
hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.
Is It Malaria or AlumT
Languor, loss of appetite, indigestion
and often : feverishness are the com
mon symptoms of a physiological con
dition termed "malaria." All these
symptoms may be and frequently are
the effect of the use of alum baking
powders in food making. There is no
question about the poisonous effect of
alum upon the system. It obstructs
digestion,; prostrates the nerves, coagu
lates and devitalizes the blood. All
this has . been made clear, thanks to
physicians, boards of health, and food
commissions. So "highly injurious to
the health of the community" does
the eminent head of the University of
Pennsylvania, Dr. Barker, consider the
alum baking powders, that he says
"their sale should be prohibited by
Under these circumstances ' it is
worth the while of every housewife , to
employ the very little care that is
necessary to keep so dangerous an ele
ment from the food of her family..-. .?;
A pure cream of tartar baking pow
der, which is the only kind that should
be used, ought to cost about orty-five
to fifty cents a pound. Therefore, if
you are paying much less, something
is wrong; if you are paying twenty-five
cents or less per pound, the powder
is certainly made from alum.
Always bear these simple facts in
mind when purchasing baking powder.
Popular Science Monthly. -
Muslo Kills a Horse.
Music caused the death of a beauti
ful 3-year-old filly at Florence, Ala.'",
the other day. A farmer drove his
valuable young mare into town, and as
he was driving up the principal street
a bras band suddely struck up its bla
tant music. . .The mare had never heard
a sound like that before and so startled
was she that she dropped dead in the
shafts of the trap. . A veterinary sur
geon who examined the carcass declared
that the mare had died of heart failure,
due to excitemet caused by the sound
of the uaccustomed music of the brass
band. Roanoke News.
. Maryland's Women Voters.
The first election ever held in Mary
land at whieh women were allowed to
vote for municipal officers was held in
Arundel recently. - The town is gov
erned by seven commissioners elected
each year by the legal voters residing
within the corporation and -owners of
real estate. The census recently taken
showed that there were 852 persons at
Arundel. y ''"'-'..
- About one - German woman in 21
works in a factory. " . '
There have been ' phenomenal lin
guists in all ages, from the far-away.
days of Mithridates, king of Pontus,
who could converse with his subjects
in each of their 25 different tongues,
and from : the days of Cleopatra, who
never used an interpreter in her rela
tions with the world's ambassadors.
In the 17th century Nicholas Schmid,
a German peasant, translated the Lord's
prayer into as many languages as there
are weeks in the year, and in the next
century Sir William Jones could con.
verse in 28 different tongues.
TING AT L
An Artillery Duel of Several
Hours at Ladysmith.
BOERS SHELL ED THE TOWr,
A Strong British Force Advanced tr
Meet Them-Casualties of the British
Kstimated at From SO to 100.
Ladysmith, Nov., 1. Firing com
menced at 5 A. M. this morning, the
Boers shelling- Ladysmith with 40
pounders. After seven shots the British
gunners succeeded in silencing the Boer
force. A force of Boers is now advanc
ing on the British left flank.
The advance was made at dawn with
the object of shelling the Boers from
the position where yesterday they had
mounted a number of guns. On reach
ing the spot, however, it was found
that they had evacuated the position.
The British continued to advance and
the movement developed into a recon
noissance in' force. The enemy were
posted on a range of hills, having a
frontage of about 16 miles.
The British force was disposed in the
following - order: On the right ' the
regiments of cavalry, four batteries of
the Royal field artillery ' and five bat
talions of infantry; in the center three
battalions of the Royal field artillery,
two regiments pf cavalry and four in
fantry battalions, and on the left the
Royal Irish fusiliers, the Gloucester
shire regiment, and the Tenth moun
tain battery.' .- " '
, This force had been detailed to guard
our left flank at a late hour last night.
. General White's plan of operations
was thaC as the . movement developed,
the force constituting our center, which
was " disposed under cover of a kopje
about three miles from the town,
should throw itself upon the enemy,
while the left flank was being held by
the fusiliers and the Gloucesters.
: The scheme was well devised, but
failed in exeoution, owing to the fact
that the Boer position, which formed
our objective, was evacuated. Our ar
tillery quickly reduced the - volume of
the enemy '8 fire, but the attack deliv
ered on our right flank was the princi
pal one, and the column was compelled
to change. The Boer attack had been
silenced for a time, and our infantry
advanced, covered by cavalry.
The enemy now began to develop a
heavy counter-attack, and as they were
in great numerical superiority, General
White gave orders for the infantry to
be gradually Withdrawn. The move
ment was carried out with great stead
iness and deliberation, under cover of
our guns, which made excellent prac
tice. :. -.';.
Some shells were thrown into the
town from the enemy's 40-pounders, at
a range of over 6,000 yards, but no
damage was done. The engagement
lasted several hours, and resulted", on
our side, in casualties estimated at
from 80 to 100. The Boer losses must
have largey exceeded this total. ' '
The attack was admirably delivered
by our right, and the Boers were fairly
driven out of one of their strongholds
near Lombardskop. '. It was not .possi
ble, however, to push the success much
further, as beyond, that point lay a
long, broken bridge, affording every
kind of natural cover. Of this the en
emy took the fullest advantage.
Our shells failed to dislodge the
Boers, and as our infantry moved
forward in extended order, they came
under a heavy and well-directed rifle
fire, the effect of which was apparent.
General White. "who was ; with the,
center, seeing that the troops on the
right were somewhat pressed, sent to
their assistance the whole center col
umn, with the exoeption of the Devon
shire regiment.' . , -. ; .
The -. battle had then lasted four
hours, during which the artillery fire
on both sides had been almost inces
sant. '.'. . y ' i
. The naval brigade, which landed at
Durban, had arrived ; on the seen
toward the end of the fight, and imme
diately brought their heavy guns into'
play." Their practice was magnificent,
i At the fourth shot the enemy's 40
pounders had been knocked out of ac
tion. " ". ! ' ' ' . ' '
' The town is now freed from appre
hensions of bombardment.
Throughout ) the engagement the
Boers held their ground . with courage
and tenacity, and, considering the in
tensity of our artillery fire, they must
have suffered severely.
-. Hobart Very Sick.
New York, Nov. 1. Vice-President
Hobart, who has been ill for weeks at
his home in Paterson, N. J., suffered
a relapse this morning. He had a suc
cession of choking spells,, resulting
from an imperfect action of the heart,
an old affliction, complicated with in
flammation of the . stomach. Mr. Ho
bart has not been able to attend to his
private affairs for the past two or three
days, and an intimate friend has been
given power of attorney to attend to his
business."' . - : y "; :
East Liverpool, Nov. 1. Seven hun
dred girls employed in the biscuit
warehouse and the dipping and stamp
ing departmetns of nearly every pottery
in the city struck- this morning for
higher wages. - . - ' - y. y y T
: Ferry Cut ii Two. v
New York, Nov. 1- The Pennsyl
vania ferry-boat ' Chicago,' plying be
tween Jersey City and New York, was
cut in two by the steamer City of An
gusta, of the Savannah line, at 12:35
this morning, on the New .York side of
the North river. ; She .went down -in
seven or eight minutes. There were
between 30 or 40 people on board, four
being women. It is supposed 'that'
several persons were . drowned, though
there is no positive proof of this asser
- Cabanatuan Occupied.
Manila, Nov. 1. Major Ballance'j
battalion of the Twenty-second infan
try entered Cabanatuan yesterday,
meeting with no resistance. - The na
tives welcomed the ' Americans, shout
ing, "Viva los Americancs." The in
surgents troops had fled to the moun
tains. . , " "'
, Jackson, Miss., Oct. 31. No new
cases of yellow, fever- have appeared
here during the past 24 hours. A
heavy frost is expected. It is believed
quarantine against Ja?kson will b
raised in another week, -
WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW.
! tfrlcan War Has Helped Business la
I.,. America. .
R. G. Dun & Co. 's trade review says:
Fears and not facts made a war in
South Africa seem a menace to property
away the fear. . British markets for'
securities have been helped by the be
lief that mining shares would be worth
more without Boer control in mining
regions. . " - -. ; .'.-
Large purchases here of ammunition
and meats have swelled the balance
due this country. Money markets have
grown less - embarrassed, stocks have
gradually advanced, industries are still
supported by a volume of demand lor
which no precedent can ie found, and
payments through the principal clear
ing houses for the past week have been
36.6 per cent larger than last year, and
57.3 per cent larger than in 1892. So
great an increse shows the net business
of many potent forces making for pub
lic prosperity. .'?'.
The heaviest transactions in steel rails
ever made so early cover 1,500,000 .
tons for next year's delivery, or two-
thirds of the entire capacity of the
Markets for minor metals are react
ing, tin having fallen to $30.62, with
a recovery to $31.25 on sales in Octo
ber 400 tons larger than usual, and
Lake copper is largely offered at
$17.37. Lead is a shade lower at
$4.57)6, and spelter is demoralized and
offered at $5. Coke holds strong, short
ness of cars hindering deliveries,
though more ovens than ever before are
Wheat remains practically un
changed, while Atlantic exports, flour
included, have been 12,932,812 bushels,
in four weeks, against 13,483,056 last
year; Pacific exports, 2,197,771,
against 3,124,306 last year.
Failures for the week have been 190
in the United States, against 226 last
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
- Portland Market.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6555o;
Valley, 68c; Blues tern, 59c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oat Choice white, 84 85c; choice
gray, 82 83c per bushel. -
Barley Feed barley, $15 16.00;
brewing, $18.50 20.00 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, 50 55c;
seconds, 4245c; dairy, 8740c;
store, 25 35c.
Eggs 23 K25o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14e; new cheese 10c
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00 per dozen; hens, $4.60; springs,
$2.003.50; geese, $5.606.00 for old;
$4.506.50 for young; ducks, $4.50
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Potatoes 60 70c per sack; sweets, -22)id
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90o;
per Back; garlic, 7o per pound; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, " $1;
beans, 66o per pound; celery, 70
75o per dozen; cucumbers, 60o per
box; peas, 34o per pound; tomatoes,
75o per box; green corn, 12
15o per dozen. j
Hops 7llc; 1898 crop, 6 6o.
Wool Valley 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 814o; mohair, 27
30c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
ind ewes, 8c; dressed mutton, 6
7o per pound; lambs, 7o per pound.
light- and feeders, $4.50; dressed,'
$6.00 6.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.504.00;
cows. S3 ra 3.60: dressed beef.
7Jo per pound.
Veal Large, 6K7c; small, 8
8o per pound. ,
Onions, new, $1.00 1.25 per sack.
. Potatoes; new, $16 18.
.. Beets, per sack, 85c.
Turnips, per sack, 75c. '
: Carrots, per sack, 75o. -:
Parsnips, per sack, 90c.
Cauliflower, 75o per dozen.
' Cabbagenative and California, $
a 1 OK wwm. 1AA wrmAa
, Peaches, 65 80o.
Apples, $1.26 1.50 per box.
' Pears, $1.001.25 per box.
; Prunes, 60o per box. '
Nutmegs, 60 76o.
' Butter Creamery, 28o per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 20o per pound.
Eggs Firm, 80c. '
Jheese Native, 18 14c.
- Poultry 11 12 c; dressed, 18o.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
N Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $13;
feed meal, $23. ' .; I
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$21; whole, $22. ' i !
' Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.65;
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.50;' gra
aam, per barrel, $2.90; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.75..
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $15.00;
'horts, per ton, $16.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $20.50 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $22; oil cake meal,
per ton, $36.00.
f Ban Franeiseo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1214o per
Tound; Eastern Oregon, 12 15c; Val
ley, 18 20c; Northern, 8 10c.
Hops 1899 crop, 9 1 1 Ho pei
. Onions Yellow, 7585o per sack.
Butteir Fancy creamery 29 30c;
do seconds, 27 28c; fancy-dairy, 25
27c; do seconds, as fl24o per pound.
Eggs Store,' 2528c; fancy ranch,
41c. - " '- - -v : v
. Millstuffs Middlings, $19.00
20.50; bran, $17.50 18.00.
Hay Wheat $7.50 10; wheat and
oat $7.009.00; best barley $5.00
7.00; " alfalfa, $5.007.00 per ton
straw, 2540o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 40 50c; Ore
gon Burbanks, $1.25 1.60; river Bur
banks, 60 75c; Salinas Bur banks,
$1.001.10 per sack. .
i-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
jj.ou - per Duncn: pineapples, nom-
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