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CJSIO Ketab. July, 18BT.
6AEB1TG Katab. Dec, 1862.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVAIililS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1899.
VOL. XXX VI. NO. 46.
IK OF I WEEK
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Cetsnnreheneive Review of the Import
net Happenings of the Past Weal
Called Fran the Telegraph Columns
The Shamrock has Bailed for home.
Vice-President Hobart's days of pub
lic service are said to be over.
A lone highwayman held np six peo
ple at one time near Pendleton, Or.
It was reported in London that ont
of the troopships which sailed for th
Cape last week had been lost at sea.
The Russian minister of finance as
eerts that his country is better in con-'
dition than either France or England.
The disaster to the British at Lady,
smith was caused by mules running
away with all the reserve ammunition.
The receipts for the Jeffries-Sharkey
prUefight in New York were the largest
for any sporting or dramatic event ir
The transport Hancock since' her
remodeling at San Francisco can lay
claim to being the finest troopship is
One of the greatest financial combi
nations of the century is now forming.
It will control all the telephones and
Inspector-General Breckinridge of
the United States army, is in San
Francisco, where he will remain some
time on official business.
Announcement is made at San Fran
cisco that the Pacific Coast Biscuit
Company is a go. It is otherwia
known as the cracker trust.
Germany cannot trade for England's
Interests in Samoa without the ap
proval and consent of Uncle " Sam.
Negotiations to that end are now on.
Wireless telegraphy is to be used in
the Samoas. It costs much less an J
will be more practicable than the cabfc
system, in view of the coral growth IB
Senator Allison says President Mo
Kinley has no authority to .order with
drawal of the army and navy from the
Philippines. It 'would require a spe
cial act of congress to do this.
President Schurman, of the Philip
pine commission, says that we did not
acquire entire control of- the sultan oJ
Sulu'a domain in the war with Spain
and we have only an external protec
torate. The international commercial con
gress in their resolutions adopted at
Philadelphia favor lasting peace among
nations, assimilation of trade-mark '
laws, parcel post system, international
bureau of statistics and inter-oceanic
General Funs ton, of the Twentieth
Kansas, was charged in the San Fran
cisco Monitor, a Catholic paper, with
taking two magnificent chalices from
Philippine churches. He has brought
ait against that : paper and against
Archbishop Ireland for criminal libel.
Captain Geary, who was killed at
Malabon, October 16, was a native oi
Boer losses . at Ladysmith are esti
mated at between 900 and 1,000 killed
Oregon salmon eggs are being sent to
Australian waters where they are ex
pected to thrive.
England has called out more reserves
and within 10 days men to replace the
captured forces will sail for South
The state will pay the Iowans' fares
home. Three special . sleeping-cai
trains and subsistence will be fur
The Pullman-Wagner Company has
so pulled its strings that even indepen
dent railway lines will turn their sleep
ing cars over to the combine.
Cable advices to the war department
Indicate that General Young's column
is pressing on toward San Jose, thougt
progress is difficult on account of wet
weather. " t".
The Washington . regiment has been '
mustered out. About S00 men, includ
ing the Seattle companies, left by
steamer for home. The ' others go
north by rail.
Although all regiments have their
full quota, recruiting will be continued
for the Philippines. Men will be
needed each month to fill vacancies by
casualties and discharges.
Colonel Wholley, of the Washingrton
volunteer infantry, has been appointed
major of the Forty-first volunteer in
fantry and has been ordered to join
that regiment for service in the Philip
pines. A Lima, Peru, dispatch says Du
rand's revolutionary forces are being
closely pursued by the government
troops, and according to official dis
patches, the situation of the leader of
Pern's latest revolution seems to be
William Waldorf Astor has paid
1 406,896 taxes in New York this year.
A bust of ex-Speaker Reed is being
executed in bronze for the Maine legis
lature. George F. Edmunds has presented
2,600 volumes of standard books to the
high school library in Burlington, Yt.
Mrs. D. M. Hice, of Aptos, Cal., if
the olest daughter of American parents
born in that state. She is but 63 yean
The Illinois Central Railroad Com-
Miif aiihaorihed' S50.0AO towards ths
5,000,00 stock fund of the St. Louis
John O'Brien, the oldest member of
the New York stock exchange and a
member of the oldest banking house in
Wall street William and John O'Brien
Jimmy Logue, a notorious bank
robber, died in the county almshouse
tn Philadelphia, aged 62 years. He
had spent 20 years in prison in (jeveial
states and at one time was worth f 300..
- The Indiana, with the Tennessee
volunteers on board, is overdue at San
The Tacoma News announces author
itatively that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
has been sold. The purchaser's
name is withheld , ; .
The officers of the transport Ohio,
which has arrived at San - Francisco,
report that there is a scarcity of food
on the island of Guam.
Senator Morgan is quoted as saying
that congress should define a govern
ment for the Filipinos without delay.
He favors a congressional commission.
Trouble is anticipated on the Chero
kee Indian Nation, owing to ballot-box
stuffing at their election last August,
the . facts of which have just leaked
out. . ".
President Samuel B. Donnelly i of
the International Typographical Union,
was accorded enthusiastic receptions
by the printers of Portland and Seattle
and-Spokane. - '-'.-. i. I I .
An ungrateful Indian, who had been
furnished with food and lodging, mur
dered a Nevada white woman and her
infant son. Robbery was the motive
of the assassin. ':- '
The Russian steamer Dolney Yastok,
which was to have entered the trans
port service, arrived in San Francisco
too late, a British steamer having
taken her place. -.
War in the Transvaal has effected
the markets of the East and specula
tive operations have ceased. The effect
on prices, however, has not been as
great as anticipated.
A divorce has been granted to Count
Yon Moltke, the emperor of Germany's
aid-de-camp. ' The decree - places the
entire guilt on the wife. The case has
caused a sensation in court circles for
a year past. .
Having learned that White is still
safe at Ladysmith, the British are giv
ing attention to General Joubert's plan
for the conquest of Natal. Such a
movement is regarded as more daring
that Sherman's march to the sea.
Judge Schofield.'of Illinois, has ar
rived in San Francisco from Samoa
and Hawaii. ' . He ' says the natives of
Samoa should be allowed to work out
their own salvation. He reports the
landgrabbers as doing a rushing busi
ness in Hawaiian islands.
Swiqdlers in Wall , .street, New
York, have been selling washed-out,
canceled revenue stamps, the traffic
having reached enormous proportions.
It is estimated that 10 per cent of. the
daily sales were fraudulent and that
the government has been losing $5,000
day in the deal. ; j ?
The British .think they inflicted terri
ble loss on the Boers in Thursday's
fighting. - ' ; '
Ex-President Harrison has returned
to the United States after an extended
trip abroad. - v ;
Puerto Cabello . has surrendered to
General Castro and the officials of the
de facto government.
Half a million dollars' worth of
property was destroyed by fire in Kan
The .Washington boys are home.
They were greeted everywhere with en
thusiastic demonstrations. - - - ':
The general belief in London is that
the Boers are now waiting for more
guns from Pretoria before Attacking
Eastern Oregon . is experiencing its
first labor strike. Fifty miners of the
Bonanza mine near Baker City, are out
for shorter hours. : ... f
Of the Coeur d'Alene rioters tried in
Moscow for conspiracy against the
United States, 10 were found guilty
and three were acquitted. ': .
The ship Charles E. Moody, long
overdue at Honolulu, has at last ar
rived. She was 190 days in making the
passage from Norfolk: navy yard.
Ttnnra urn aalA tn Vulva iasnnd letters
of marque in Europe and the United
States, ana .British commerce may
suffer, even if the transports do not.
In his annual . reoort United States
treasurer suggests the impounding of re-
aeemea treasury ' notes ana rains
banks should increase their circulaton.
England has sent 10,000 rounds 'of
lyddite shells to South Africa. Ac
cording to estimates, a single shell of
this kind falling into a compact body
will kill 800 men. . .
John R. McLean. Democratic candi
date for governor of Ohio, has given
out an address through the press in
which he predicts that "Hanna is
The most important expedition of the
fall campaign chasing -Aguinaldo is
now on, and it is predicted that the
rebel capital will soon be untenable for
the insurgents. j .
Marconi will not operate with the
signal corps of the United States, but
will return to England in connection
with the use of the wireless' system of
telegraphy in South Africa.
Nicaragua wants some of Costa
Rica's coast territory. The govern'
ment has completely routed the insur
gents and dealt a death blow to the re'
volutionary movement in Peru.
A charter has been issued by the
state department of Pennsylvania to
the Sharon Steel Company, of Sharon,
with a capital of $3,000,000.
Steps are being taken in Hartford,
Conn., for the ereotion of a free library
building in memory of Noah Webster,
the lexicographer. 1
Dr. Marv TE. Mnahar fa t.Vin rinlv wo
man doctor alowed to practice in the
Yukon district and the only homeopath
in the entire Northwest territory.
Louisiana sugar 'cane' crop will be
A New York genealogist traces Ad
miral Dewey's ancestry back to King
Alfred the Great through both lines.
There are 426 colleges in America,
with property estimated at $250,000,
000. Girard, with $16,000,000, and
Leland Stanford, Jr., with $13,600,000,
are the richest.
James M. Anderson, over 60 years of
age, a grand army man and formerly
rich, has been arrested for annoying
Miss Helen Gould. lie. insists that
she is his wife. ' ""-- -
Summary of Its Investiga
tions in the Islands.
EMPTY CLAIMS OF FILIPINOS
Dewey Made No Promises to Aguinaldo
A HlHtory of Events That Preceded
the Spanish War.
Washington, Nov. 4. In accordance
with the understanding reached at the
conference at the White House yester
day, the Philippine commission sub
mitted to the president the preliminary
report which it had promised to pre
pare. The report appears to be a compact
summary of conditions on the islands
as the commission left them; of the his
torical events which preceded the
Spanish war and led to the original
Filipino insurrection; of the exchanges
between Admiral Dewey and the other
American, commanders and the insur
gents, the breaking out and progress of
the "present insurrection, and finally a
statement of the capacity of the Fili
pinos for self-government. A notable
feature of the report is a memorandum
by Admiral Dewey, explanatory of his
relations with Aguinaldo.
The commission tells briefly how it
conducted . the task intrusted to it,
hearing statements from all classes of
people in Manila as to the capability
of the Filipinos for -self-government,
the habits and customs of the people,
and also the establishment of municipal
governments in many towns. All this
matter is to be included in the final
report. - -"-v ; .'-'
History of the Islands.
Turning to the history of the islands,
the commission attaches a little impor
tance to the divers rebellions which
had preceded that of 1896. As to this
movement, it declares it was in no
sense an attempt to win independence,
but solely to obtain relief from intoler
able abuses. . To sustain this statement
the commission quotes from an insur
gent proclamat on showing that what
was demanded was the expulsion of
the friars and the restitution to the
people of their lands, with a division
of the Episcopal sees between Spanish
and native , priests. It was also de
manded that the Filipinos have parlia
mentary representation, freedom of the
press, religious toleration, economic
autonomy and laws simlar to those of
Spain. The abolition of the power of
banishment was demanded,, with a
legal equality for all persons in law
and equality in pay between Spanish
and native civil servants. .';
The commission declares that these
demands had good ground; that on pa
per the Spanish system of government
was tolerable, but in practice every
Spanish governor did what he saw fit,
and the evil deeds of men in the gov
ernment were hidden from Spain by
strict press censorship,.; Allusion is
made to the powerful .Katipunan so
ciety, patterned on the Masonic order,
and mainly made up of Tagals, as a
powerful revolutionary force. -
The war begun in 1896 was termin
ated by the treaty of Biac-Na-Bate.
The Filipinos were numerous, but pos
sessed only about 800 small arms. . The
Spanish felt that it would require 100,
000 men to capture their stronghold,
and concluded to resort to the use of
money. ' -
' , The arrangement was not acceptable
to the ' people. The promises were
never carried out. Spanish abuses be
gan afresh, in Manila alone more than
two 200 men being executed. Hence
sporadio revolutions occurred, though
they possessed nothing like the strength
of the original movement. ; The insur
gents lacked arms, ammunition and
leaders. The treaty had ended the
war, which, with the exception of an
unimportant outbreak in Cebu, had
been confined to Luzon, Spain's sov
reign ty . in the islands never having
been questioned and the thought of in
dependence never having been enter
tained. The report then tells how General
Angustini came to Manila as governor
general at this juncture, and war broke
out between Spain and the United
States.' Angustini sought to secure
the support of the Filpinos to defend
Spain against America, promising them
autonomy, but the Filipinos did not
trust him.. Then came the first of May
and the destruction of the Spanish fleet
by Dewey, with the resulting ; loss of
prestige to Spain. Then in J une, Agui
naldo came. - - -
Eelatlons 'With Aguinaldo. . . '
On this point the commission says:
. "The following memorandum on this
subject has been furnished the com
mission by Admiral Dewey: j
.", 'Memorandum of relations with
Aguinaldo: On April 24, 1898, the
following cipher dispatch was received
at Hong Kong from E. Spencer Pratt,
United States consul-general at Singa
pore: '; s '''
" ' "Aguinaldo, insurgent leader,
here. Will come to Hong Kong, ar
range with commodore for general co
operation insurgents Manila if desired.
Telegraph. PRATT.' "
"'On the same day Commodore
Dewey telegraphed Mr. Pratt: 'Tell
Aguinaldo come soon as possible." The
Gunboat Sank a Poacher.
San"; Francisco, Nov. 4. The whal
ing bark Charles A. Morgan, which ar
rived ' today from Japanese waters,
brings the story of . the sinking of a
Japanese sealing schooner by the Rus
sian gunboat Alexis. The schooner,
which carried a crew of 21 men, was
caughc poaching on Russian sealing
Three of her men were picked up by
the Russian's boats, but the rest were
drowned.' - - '
Battleship Launched. . t
Chatham, England, Nov. 4. The
launching of the British first-class bat
tleship Venerable here today, was ac
companied by scenes of unusual enthus
iasm. The christening was performed
by Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain (formerly
Miss Endicott, of Washington), who
was accompanied by her husband.
They received a great ovation.
g Richmond, Ind., Nov. 4. One of
the men interested in the project to
form a threshing machine trust has
made known the fact that the plans of
the projectors have failed.
necessity for haste'' being due to the
fact that the squadron had been notified
by the Hong Kong government to leave
those waters by the following day.
The squadron left-: Hong Kong on the
morning of the 26th, and Mirs bay on
the 27th. Aguinaldo did not leave
Singapore until the 26th, and so did
not arrive in Hong Kong in time to
have a conference with the " commo
"It had been reported to the commo
dore as early as March 1 by the United
States consul at Manila and others,
that the Filiipnos had broken out in
insurrection against the Spanish author
ity in the vicinity of Manila, . and on
March 80 Mr. Wlliams had tele
graphed: 'Five thousand rebels armed
in camp near city. . Loyal to us in case
. Upon the arrival of the squadron at
Manila it was found there was no in
surrection to speak Of, and it was ac
cordingly decided to allow Aguinaldo
to come to Cavite on board the MeCul
loch. He arrived, with 13 of his staff,
on May 19, and immediately came on
board the Olympia to call on the commander-in-chief,
after , which he was
allowed to land at Cavite and organzie
an army, i This was done with the
purpose of strengthening the United
States forces and weakening those of
the enemy. No alliance of any kind
was entered into with Aguinaldo, nor
was any promise of independence made
to him, then or at any other time." .".
First Idea of Independence.
The commission's report then rap
idly sketches events no w historical. ' It
tells in substance how the Filipinos at
tacked the Spanish, ; and how General
Anderson arrived, and Aguinaldo, at
his request, removed from Cavite to
Bacoor. -: ,- v .-s &
The report states that Aguinaldo
wished to attack , the Americans when
they landed at Paranaque, but was de
terred by lack of arms and ammuni
tion. From that point' on there was a
growing friction between the Filipinos
and the American troops. -. . '
A brief chapter tells of the lack of
success attending the effort made at
this time by Generl Merritt, through a
commission, to arrive at a mutual un
derstanding with Aguinaldo as to the
intention, purposes and desires of the.
Filipino people. ' ' .
The Outbreak. : '
:. This brings the story np to the out
break on the evening of February 4,
with the attack upon the American
troops following the action of the Ne
braska sentinel. The commission, in
concluding this chapter, says: .'
, "After the landing ol our troops,
Aguinaldo made up his mind that it
would be necessary to fight the Ameri
cans, and after the making of the
treaty of peace at Paris his determina
tion was strengthened. : He did not
only openly declare that he intended to
fight the Americans, but he excited
everybody, and especially the military,
by claiming independence, and it is
doubtful whether he had the power to
check or control the army at the time
hostilities broke out. Deplorable- as
war is, the one in which we are now
engaged was unavoidable. .. We were
attcked by bold, adventurous and en
thusiastic army. No alternative was
left to us except ignominious, retreat.
"It is not to be conceived that any
American had sanctioned the surrender
of Manila to the insurgents. :" Our ob
ligations to other nations and to the
friendly Filipinos and to ourselves and
our flag demanded that force should be
met with force. Whatever the future
of the Philippines may be, there is no
course open to us now except the prose
cution of the war until the insurgents
are reduced to submission. The .com
mission is of the opinion that there has
been no time since the destruction of
the Spanish squadron by Admral Dewey
when it was possible to withdraw our
forces from the islands, either with
honor to ourselves or with safety to the
"Should our power, by any fatality,
be withdrawn tha commission believes
the government of : the Philippines
would speedily lapse into anarchy,
which would ; excuse, if it did not ne
cessitate, ' the invtervention of other
powers, and the eventual division of
the islands among them. Only through
American occupation, therefore, is the
idea of a free government and united
Philippine commonwealth at all con
ceivable. : ' '- -
GOVERNOR GEER PROCLAIMS
Kovember SO a Day of Thanksgiving
Things to Be Thankful For.
Salem, Nov. 8 Governor Geer today
proclaimed November 30 a day of gen
eral thanksgiving. The proclamation
among other things contains the fol
lowing: "The year just drawing to a ' close
has been one of general happiness and
contentment. The earth has given
forth abundance of its proudots, for
which in all cases better compensation
has been received than in former years.
Our laboring classes are more generally
employed at wages more nearly satis
fctory than at any previous time for a
generation. ' T
"The mandates of spreading civiliza
tion are calling upon us as a great na
tion, to carry forward the banner of
progress and - enlightenment, and the
task is being performed with willing
ness and enthusiasm that do credit to
our recognition of duty that we could
not shirk if we would and would not ii
we could."- ; .
.. Disease Was More Deadly.
Washington, Nov. 4. A recapitula
tion of the casualties in action and
deaths in the regular and volunteer
arimes between May 1, 1898, and June
30, 1899, contained in the annual re
port of the adjutant-general of the
army shows a grand total of 10,076
men. The cas-ialty list alone aggre
gates 3,454, of whom 85 officers and
458 enlisted men were killed and 197
officers and 2,764 enlisted men
wounded. '-''"- ;
For a Ijlst of Boer Prisoners.
Washington, Nov. 4. The British
government has asked that the Boer
government , permit Mr. MoCrum,
United States consul to Pretoria, to
transmit each week a list of the British
prisoners in Pretoria, . with a state
ment of their codition.
Castro Blockades Puerto Cabello.
Caracas, ov. 4. General Castro,
leader of the revolution in Venezuela,
has formally blockaded Puerto Cabello,
the only port hot occupied by Castro's
forces, with two cruisers. Commerce,
with that port has been stopped..
in the Islands.
HOT CHASE AFTER AGUINALDO
A fleet mt Transports and cTunboafn
Ball to Go-Operate WixJa Laxul Soxces)
Xs4 Next Sprlnar-
- Manila, Nov. 7. This evening a fleet
of transports and gunboats left Manila
for the most important expedition of
the autumn campaign. Its destina
tion is supposed to be Dagupan, or
some : other northern port. General
Weaton commands, with a brigade con
sisting of the Thirteenth infantry, the
Thirty-third infantry, two guns of the
Sixth artillery and two gatlings. The
transports Sheridan, Francisco de Reys
and Aztec carry the troops, with the
gunboat' Helena as escort. A dis
patch boat was sent ahead to arrange
a rendezvous ' with the United States
cruiser Charleston and the warships
that are patrolling the northern coast
; It is assumed here Tthat the purpose
of the expedition is to move down the
Dagu pan-Manila railroad - towards
Tarlac, in order to prevent Ajguinaldo's
forces making another base, farther
south. Dagupan and Apparri are the
strongholds of the insurgents in the
It has been the unanimous opinion of
military experts that Dagupan . should
be made a base of operations, but suffi
cient troops have heretofore been lack
ing. With Generals Wheaton, Mao
Arthur and Lawton moving upon Tarlac
from three directions, and the moun
tains hemming in the "other '. side, . the
insurgents' capital will soon '. become
untenable. Aguinaldo may attempt to
shift his headquarters to the rich tobac
co country at the northern end of the
island. It will be difficult for the
insurgents to ; escape. ' Should : the
scheduled operations succeed, orgai
ized insurrection on a large scale shoui
be'at an end early next spring, although
guerrila warfare is likely ' to continue
for a long time. ' No one anticipates
that the insurgents will make many
Manila, Nov. 7, 10:15 A. M. Two
columns of Generals MacArthur's divi
sion yesterday took Magaling, about six
miles northeast of Angeles. ' - Colonel
Smith, with two battalions of the Sev
enteenth infantry, two guns of the First
artillery, and a body of engineers,
advanced from Angeles. ' Major
O'Brien, with a battalion of the Sev
enteenth infantry and two troops of the
Fourth cavalry, moved from Calulut.
Colonel Smith killed 11 insurgents,
wounded 128 and captured 50, as well
as taking a lot of insurgent transporta
tion. Major O'Brien killed 49 insurg
ents, wounded many and took 28 pris
oners. The Americans had II men
Retreat Cut Off.
London, Nov. 7- The war office has
issued the following announcement:
"The colonial office has received in
formation to the effect that the British
troops have withdrawn from Colenso
and have concentrated further ..south,
but we have no news of any engage
ment in that neighborhood."
The evacuation of Colenso . is un
doubtedly a most serious matter for the
British in Natal, as it not only testifies
to the complete .investment of . Lady
smith by the Boers, but makes the
relief, of General Sir George Stewart
White an extremely difficult operation.
Ten Men Convicted.
Moscow, Id., Nov. 7. The jury
which has been ont in the Coeur
d'Alene miners', trial brought in a ver
dict at 11 a. m. today. ; The jurymen
filed into the courtroom and the verdict
was delivered by Foreman Tucker.
Ten of the defendants were found guilty
and three not gulty. The convicted
men are: Dennis O'Rourke.. Arthur
Wallace, Henry Maroni, John Luncin
netti, C. R. Burres, Francis Butler, E.
Abinola, P. F. O'Donnell, Mike Mal
vey, Loins Salla. 1 Those who - were
acquitted are: F. W. Garrett, Fred
Shaw, W. Y. Bundren.
Under the statutes the penalty for
conspiracy against the United States
and a delay of the mails is a one of not
less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000,
or not to exceed two years imprison
ment, or both fine and imprisonment.
. Boys Beach Home.
Tacoma, ' Nov. 7. Companies A, C,
I, E and L, of the First Washington
regiment, arrived today. Company F
went direct home from Portland to
Dayton, and company G, of Vancouver,
stopped at its home. Companies A and
L, of Spokane, went to Spokane at 7
o'clock tonight, while the Walla Walla,
Tacoma and Yakima companies will
attend the Seattle celebration, the
Tacoma company going over in the
morning, and the other two leaving
late tonight. The First Washington
regiment band accompanied the com
panies coming north by rail, and dis
banded here, the members going to
A banquet and reception 'were ten
dered the companies here today, and a
parade of military and civic societies
escorted the companies to the banquet
halls. Between 80,000 and 60,000
people cheered the returned volunteers
at the depot and along the line of
Uvea Iiost in a Fire.
New York, Nov.. 6. Fire today
gutted the seven-story building at 94,
96 and 98 Mott street, occupied prin
cipally by the Manhattan Bed & Spring
Company, and it is believed caused the
death of three persons. Michael Con
lin, an engineer, was killed, and
Charles Smith, and a youth named
Rogers are missing.
News of Battle.
London, Nov. 7. The Times pub
lishes a dispatch from Pietermaritz
burg, dated November 8, which says:
"The dutch residents here have re
ceived news of. a sanguinary battle
fought yesterday, probably between
Ladysmith and Colenso. A large num
ber of the Boers were killed, many
being relatives of Natal Dutch resid
ing in this place. - The English resi
dents have no knowledge of any engage
'" Last year the income tax yielded
Great Britain a revenue of $22,600000.
GALE ON THE LAKES.
Many Vessel Beported in Tronble One
. Chicago, Nov. 6. The : northeast
gale, which has been raging for over 48
hours and brought the first snow of the
season to this locality, still continues.
Life saveis at various' lake points have
been kept busy watching for and aid
ing vessels in distress.' The following
vessels were reported as being in trouble
at various points: .
Schooner William H. Dunham,
ashore near St. Joseph, Mich.; steamer,
name unknown, ashore near Bois Blano
Island; schooner Kate Lyons, stranded
near Cathead; schooner Elgin,', put in
at Milwaukee, leaking badly, r -
The fleet of sheltered vessels in Chi
cago harbor last night was reported as
greatly increased.- Over 240 .' boats
have been reported in shelter during
the last two davs, which makes an un
usually large list.
The schooner rigged yacht Chiquita,
with a dead man supposed to be D. S.
Way, the owner and captain, lashed
to the rigging, went ashore in the gale
three miles east of" Miller's Station,
nd. It is believed that all the crew
.ind passengers have perished.." Gar
ments found in the cabin indicated
that at least one woman was among
the unfortunate party on the yacht.
Where the vessel belonged was not as
certained last night, but it was
thought it was from some Michigan
The dead man lashed to the rigging
was apparently 60 years of age. On
his left temple was a deep cut, prob
ably caused by a falling spar. The
signature "D. S. Way" was found on a
number of papers and effects in the
cabin. The name "D. S. Way?5 was
found also on the silverware.' "in the
cabin was found a woman's complete
In the cabin there was a rally
equipped amateur photographer's outfit
and among other things a large num
ber of pictures. The supplies had all
been bought in Charlevoix, , Mich.
The Chiquita was first seen by Albert
Sabinske, a fisherman, who lives on
the shore a mile from Miller's, as he
was looking for driftwood in the morn
ing. At that time he saw. three o'
the crew on the deck. V .
A squad from the South Chicago life
savers is patrolling the .beach in
search of the missing bodies.
INSURGENTS FIGHT HARD.
Bnt Lawton Scatters Them . In All Di
rections Their Cavalry Gone. .
Washington, Nov. 6. The war de
partment has received the following
"Manila On November 1, . Lieuten
ant Slavens and 18 men reconhoitered
in McArthur's front, and struck 40 or
more insurgents. They immediately
attacked and dispersed them, killing
three and wowding a number. No
casualities. - ; '
"Yesterday, in Lawton's advance at
Aliago, he struck the enemy both west
and south of the city. Batson's Maca
bebe scouts, . reconnoitering south,
struck - the . insurgents in ambush.
Lieutenant Boutelle was killed and one
scout wounded. Batson routed the en
emy, 'and left Beven : dead id ' the
"Yesterday, Bell, of the Thirty-sixth
volunteers, with regiment and troop of
the Fourth cavalry, cleared the country
of all armed insurgents from ' Florida
Blanca to a considerable distance be
yond Porao, pursuing them into the
mountains, capturing nine of their cav
alry forces, several guns' considerable
property, killing, wounding and cap
turing a number of the enemy. The
insurgents' cavalry of that section is
practically destroyed. Bell's casual
ties were one man killed and two
A Dewey Reunion. .
Tacoma, Nov. 6. A. M. Dewey,
special agent of the government depart
ment of labor, has announced here that
all members of the Dewey family re
lated to Admiral Dewey would hold a
reunion at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in
New York in January or February.
Dewey, who is a cousin of the Admiral
has been one of the prime ; movers,?, in
the plan for reunion. He says accept
ance have been received from all parts
of the country, indicating that , 1,600
Deweys will gather in " New 'York to
meet the admiral and his bride. :
Over 100 Deweys from the 7 Pacific
coast will be present. Admiral Dewey
has been requested to fix the date of
the reunion.. ,. .'."-.-".'.;';'.- ": f.r. -: .
Will Move to Seattle.
San Francisco Nov. 6. The Call
says that on January 1 San Francisco
will cease to be the shipping and gen
eral business center of the Pacific
Coast steamship Company, and all of
the local interests of that concern will
be moved to Seattle. Although no
public announcement of the. fact has
been yet made, it has become known
that Goodall, Perkins & Co., which
firm : for years was the company's
agents and managers, have been de
prived of the agency and is closing up
its books as rapidly as possible in order
that the formal transfer of the business
may take place on or before ' the ap
The change is due to the fact that
the Great Northern Railway Com
pany, with headquarters in Seattle, has
secured a controlling interest in the
New York, Nov. 4. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Vice-President Hobart's announce
ment, through members of his family,
of his retirement from, public life will
make it necessary for the republican
national convention to choose another
running mate for Presidnet McKinley,
should the president be renominated
next year. It will also necessitate the
choice of a president pro tern for the
senate, to preside over its deliberations
until a new vice-president takes office.
The Advanoe Force. r
Manila, Nov. 6. Chase's troop of
the Third cavalry and Rivers' troop of
the Fourth cavalry swam the river
and surrounded the garrison at Bonga
bon, entering the town. The enemy
escaped. Six rifles and a- quantity of
ammunition were captured. J.- '
Castner's scouts had a skirimsh
with the insurgents near Aliga, kill
ing five. ; - - ' -
Carpenters at Nashville, Tenn. , and
iron moldera of Marion, Ind., are or
ganizing, and expect ' to affiliate with
their respective national organizations.
ING NEAR L
Report of a Hot Engagement
s at Besters. "
THE BOERS LOST HEAVILt
Eight Hundred Burghers Were Killed,
Wounded and Captured Colenso ir
the Hands of the Boers.
Estcourt, Natal,' Nov. 8. A reliable
messenger has just arrived from Lady
smith, passing the Boer lines during
the night, who reports that heavy fight
ing occurred Thursday around . Lady
smith. The hottest engagement . was
on George Tatham's farm, on the
Orange Free State side of Besters. The
British drove the Boers back to their
camp. The enemy suffered, great loss
and 30 mounted Boers were captured.
The fighting was resumed yesterday,
the Boers firing from Nodswathshana
hill, near Hepworth's - farm.: . Again
they were driven back with loss on
their camp. A . large Boer force, with
artillery, under John Wessetts, has
taken up a position on the left Of Bea
con, locating on the Woodhouse, Pic
cionea and Langvaracht farms, facing
Besters, and a small commando is
now encamped on the south side of
Pieters station commanding the rail
way. The Boers have torn up the cul
verts of the railway near Pieters sta
tion, and have burned the wooden por
No damage had yet been done at
Colenso. The houses, stores, railway
and iron bridges remain intact. . The
messenger says that he heard the .Boers
would be in Colenso today, and that
the volunteers were leaving. ; :
It is reported that the. Boers lost 800
in killed, wounded and captured in
Thursday's battle on Tatham's faim,
near Ladysmith. V . , ;
Pietermaritzburg, Natal, Nov. ' 8.
The general commanding the . line of
communication with Maritzbuxg has
arrived with his staff at Estcourt. Tel'
egraphic communication north of Est
court is entirely stopped.
The natives report that the Boers re
ceived a crushing . blow at Ladysmith
Evening The British forces at Lady'
smith, it now appears, were engaged
successfully Thursday and Friday. It
is reported that tha cavalry scored
heavily, and that the infantry did great
execution with bayonets, the Gordon
Highlanders carrying the principal
Boer position at the point of the - bay
onet. The Boers lost heavily -in killed
and wounded, and a number surren
' Boers in Colenso,
- Estcourt, Natal, Nov. 8. Colenso is
now in the hands of the Boers. " Before
the evacuation was decided upon, the
enemy tried to cut off our outposts.
The Durban light infantry, under Lieu
tenant Molineux, and a force of Dublin
fusiliers were sent to the relief of. the
outposts, and a brisk fight ensued.
The Boers were repulsed, " leaving 12
dead. : Twenty Boer horses were killed
and others stampeded. The chief mo
tive for the. withdrawal, however, was
that the long range of the Boer guns
had made the position untenable. No
orders were received -for retirement. .
The Boers shelled Colenso camp at
dawn today, being 'apparently unaware
of the evacuation. They looted the
stores, but did not harm the bridges,
saying they would want the railway
themselves. The women and children
here are crowding the trains bound for
Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
VOLUNTEERS AT HOME.
Seattle Honors the Returning Washing
f " . ton Soldiers. .,
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 8. The First
Washington volunteers, who made a
brilliant record in the Philippine war,
arrived here this morning on the steam
ship Queen, and were given a recep
tion never to be forgotten by those who
witnessed it. 1 -
- Thirty thousand 'people poured into
the city from all parts of the state to
honor the returning heroes, British Co
lumbia and Oregon also sending their
quota. ' The principal streets were
elaborately decorated with banners,
streamers, flags and emblems.' Public
buildings and store windows presented
many unique and handsome designs.
Along the streets were strings of elec
The celebration commenced : with a
naval parade, which, well-informed
men said, was one of the best ever seen
on the coast. It included SO vessels,
which left Seattle early in the morn
ing, and in platoon formation met -the
steamship Queen five miles down .the
Sound. - ' - -"'
Cannons boomed from the govern
ment vessels in the harbor and the land
batteries as the fleet neared the city.
The sick were brought up on the
Queen's deck and propped up and wit
nessed the landing. It was a wonder
ful sight. There was cheering of ' the
wildest kind, : waving of flags, firing of
crackers and over all the booming of
heavy guns. . .
The land parade was between walls
of humanity, packed into the streets.
General Nelson A. Miles and Governor
Rogers were the distinguished guests.
There was not an accident during - the
day. ; f : v:': : t--,." ' -.,,." -
'";;.: - Jumped the Track.
Senatobia, Mass., Nov. ' 8. The
southbound limited passenger train on
the Illinois Central railroad, which
left Memphis at 9 o'clock this morn
ing, bound for New ' Orleans, - jumped
the track at this place this afternoon,
with ; fatal results. ' The dead ' are:
Jack Barnet, fireman, and David
Downing, engineer. Baggage-master
Natt was bruised, but will recover. :
. Shingle Mills to Close. .
Seattle, Nov. 7. The Washington
Red Cedar . Manufacturers ' Association
passed a resolution at a meeting last
night to close down all the mills in the
state, nearly 800, for 60 days from
November 11, This action was neces
sary it was claimed, to preserve prices
and stop cut rates from wholesalers.
The annual report . of the Great
Northern railroad shows a total track
age in the system of 6,850 miles, an in
crease of 300 miles since the last re
port. A material increase in earnings
HEAVY WOOL MOVEMENT.
Condition in London Prompts Speeula
' tive Buying. . . ,
R. G. Dun "& Co.'s weekly review
of trade says: - -
British disasters in South Africa
have brought to view something be
sides the steady self-reliance of the
English people, and that they hold not
many American securities to be dis
lodged in any time of alarm, but are
uninclined to take more stocks, and
money looks for safe investment. A
little decline of o in wheat and lo
in corn does not hinder exports, though
it is some evidence that growers think
they have ample supplies.
Atlantic exports of wheat for five
weeks have been, flour included, 16,
686,500 bushels, against 18,182,631
bushels last year, and Pacific exports
2,713,561 bushels, against 8,917,434
bushels last year. Western receipts
of wheat have continued heavy, but
have not rivalled last year's extraordin
ary ' outpouring, amounting to only
85,958,087 bushels in five weeks,
against 49,640,791 bushels last year.
The enormous sales of wool at Boston,
21,657,500 pounds reported, making
25,368,700 pounds at the three chief
markets for the week, are extremely
important. That not all is for con
sumption, as the trade is naturally
tempted to believe, may be true, and yet
actual purchases by the mills of half
that quantity would imply extraordin
ary encouragement respecting the de
mand for woolen goods. The prices
have been generally advanced to an
average scarcely . below that of May,
1892, and for Ohio washed, light and
dark unwashed and pulled wool slightly
higher. Expectation of higher prices
at London prompts much speculative
buying, but the demand for woolen
goods is also undeniably encouraging.
Cotton manufacturers have also been
in great demand, with prices constantly
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
?T-'"'S" ! Markets.
Onions, new, $1.00 1.25 per sack,
' Potatoes, new, $16 18 ' .
Beets, per sack, 85c. ' .
Turnips, per sack, 65o. "
Carrots, per sack, 75o. ,
Parsnips, per sack, 90c.
Cauliflower, 75o per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California, $1
1.25 per 100 pounds.
Peaches, 6680o. ; '
Apples, $1.251.5G per box.
Pears, $1.00 1.2P per box. ;
Prunes, 60o per box. .
Nutmegs, 6075o. .
Butter Creamery, 28o per pound;
dairy, 17 32c; ranch, 20o per pound.
Eggs Firm, 80c.
Cheese Native, 13 14c.
Poultry ll123c; dressed, 13 o.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice 1 Jastem Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$21; whole, $22.
Florc Patent," per barrel, $3.65;
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.60; 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, 64c;
Valley, ' 65c; Bluestem, 66c per bushel.
Flour1 Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 84 86c; choice
gray, 82 33o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15 16.00;
brewing, $18.60 20.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16 per
ton. . '
Hay Timothy, $9 11; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 50 55c;
seconds, 4246o; dairy, 87K40c;
Eggs 25 27 per dozen. '
-' Cheese Oregon full cream, ISo;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00 per dozen; hens, $4.50; springs,
$2.003.50; geese, $5. 60 6.00 for old;
$4. 50 6. 50 for young; ducks, $4.50
per dozen; turkeys, live, 1314o
- Potatoes 6065oper sack; sweets,
S 2 Mo per pound.
' Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, $1;
beans, 56o per pound; celery, 70
75b per dozen; cucumbers, 50o per
box; peas, 84o per pound; tomatoes,
75o per box; green corn, 12
15c per dozen.
Hops 7 10c; 1898 crop, 56o.
.Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 14c; mohair, 27
30o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8c; dressed mutton, 6
To per pound; lambs, 1o 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 3.60; dressed beef,
7 Mo per pound.
Veal Large, 61)4ci small, 8
8Ko per pound.
. San Franeiseo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 12 14c per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1215o; Val
ley, 18 20c; Northern, 8 10c.
Hops 1899 crop, per
pound..- ." ' ; ,.
Onions Yellow, 7585o per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery 2729o;
do seconds, 27 M28o; fancy dairy, 25
27c; do seconds, 2324o per pound.
Eggs Store, 25 80c; fancy ranch,
40C. i ' ? - '" :- "
. Millstuffs Middlings, $19.00
20.50; bran," $17.60 18.00.
Hay Wheat $7. 60 10; wheat and
oat $7.009.00; best barley $5.00
7.00;; alfalfa, $6.007.00 per ton;
straw, 2540o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 4050o; Ore
gon Burbanks, $1.25 1.50; river Bur
banks, 60 75c; Salinas Burbanks,
$1.001.10 per sack. ,
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00
6.00; California lemons 75c$1.60;
do choice $1.762.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60
2.60 : per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian .dftes, - 66aO pel
pound, ' .