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CORVALIilS, UENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1899.
GAZETTE Estab. Dec, 1802
CNIOW Estab. July. 1897.
I BS OF THE WEEK'
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
. Comprehensive Itevleur of the Import
. ant Happenings of the Past Weel
bulled From the Telegraph, Column
Three more transports have reachec
The tows of Troy, Kansas, was wiped
out by a fire.
Queen Victoria's visit to Bristol was
made the occasion for a display of pa
triotism. General Manager Frey, of the Santa
Fe, has resigned, his resignation to
tako effect after January 1.
copper furnace that used gaseous fnel it
dead at Middletown N. Y. ,
United States Consul Fettit died at
Dnsseldorf, Germany, as a result of an
operation for acute appendicitis.
Representative Hepburn, of Iowa,
says he will introduce the Nicaragua
canal bill in congress the first day.
A new bank organized in New York
will fight the clearing-house by collect
ing out-of-town checks free of charge.
A report is current in Wall stree.
that the American Sugar Refining Com
pany may soon absorb all competitors.
Representatives of the American
Bible Society report that in the inter
ior of China their men are subjected tc
Andrew Carnegie has offered Tucson
Ariz., a building for a library, pro
vided a site and maintenance of the in
stitution are guaranteed.
The Northern Pacific railroad is seek
ing borrowers for its surplus money,
Wall street brokers, being the medium
chosen of reaching them.
- The transportation subcommittee of
the United States industrial commis
sion will hold a 10 days' session in
Chicago to hear grievances. ?
A cyclone wrought haypo in India.
Thousands of native dwellings were
razed. There were no fatalities, but
the loss of property was immense. ,
John H. Haswell is dead at Albany,
N. Y. He was an important factor, in
developing the steel industry, and wae
a long time in the government service.
Mrs. Stanford has disposed of all her
Southern Pacific stock to the Hunting-ton-Speyer
syndicate. Her holdings
amounted to 285,000 shares at $40 per
share. . r
.. A London express train from Flash
ing collided with another train near
Capello during a fog. Five : persons
were killed outright and 29 injured.
A story has reached Victoria from
the Orient of Chinese fiends who kid
naped a boy and demanded ransom of
the father. In default of payment
they sent the dead body of their victim
to the narent in a jar of brine.
A court of inquiry will fix the re
sponsibility for the accident to the
Major John A. - Logan, son of the
gallant "Black Jack," was killed by
rebels in Luzon.
The wreck of the Charleston was the
principal topic of discussion at the. last
The German emperor's forthcoming
visit to England is being looked for
ward to as of great moment.
The Boers threaten to execute " six
British officers, "whom they hold as
prisoners, if Nathan Marks is not re
leased. Health conditions in the navy are
said to be excellent. There are .only
84 of the Asiatic squadron in the hos
pital. The annual report of Major-General
Nelson A. Miles, has been made public.
It is extremely brief and formal in
The navy is being supplied with
Krag-Jorgensens. Ammunition wil1
be interchangeable between the army
-' Seven Americans were killed while
storming the town of Salinda. Seventy-seven
dead Filipinos were counted
n the trenches. -4
. 'Two members of a suicide club, at
Frankfort, Ind., carried out their com
act within 10 days. They were both
members 61 the 158th Indiana volun
: According to an agreement just
reached the bicycle trust will with
draw from the rubber tire field and
permit the tire trust to .control all
The.fforts of chaplains of the army
who have been ordered to . the Philip
pines to have their orders revoked, is
occasioning considerable comment in
According to a statement just issued
the Southern Pacific shows a gross in
crease in earnings of $2,028,168 and a
net increase of $1,1-98,575. The Cen
tral Pacific is prosperous, too.
The Boer war will cost Great Britain,
it is estimated, $100,000,000.
Benjamin H. Lee, who will have
charge of the Connecticut exhibits at
the Paris exposition, held a similar
post at the world's fair in Chicago.
Oscar Darling, a well-known civil
engineer and inventor, has become the
father of his twenty-third child. The
last arrival is a son. Mr. Darling is
56 years old.
Wyoming papers predict that Hart
ville will become a second Pittsburgh,
owing to the rapid development of its
hematite ore beds, which are the
largest in the world.
The house in Washington in which
Abraham Lincoln died has been reno
vated in accordance with the act of
congress providing for it. It is now
used as a museum of Lincoln relics.
The Ohio supreme court has rendered
a decision which has the effect of legal
izing the practice of osteopathy in Ohio
without the formality of securing a li
cense from the state medical board.
Leather and hides are going up rap
The Boers have Estconrt cut off on
Much anxiety is felt for a number of
vessels long overdue at San Francisco.
Four transports with reinforcements
for Otis sailed from San Francisco
A wireless telegraphic company was
organized in New York; capital, $12,
000,000. Hundreds of Boers were killed near
Ladysmith Thursday. The British loss
was slight. "
The Protestant Episcopal church
has decided to send missionaries to our
new possessions. ,
The supreme court has decided that
the Northern Pacific railroad cannot
hold a 400-foot strip through . Spokane.
The wreck of the barkentine Jane
Falkenburg was found off Cape Flat
tery with nothing on board but a black
cat.- -; ;
Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Paul, S
Louis, Galveston and Philadelphia ar.
all after the Republican national con
vention. , .
Transcontinental railroad passenger
rates have been restored as a result of
a conference held in Portland by the
The Yaqni Indians are drilling like
soldiers, and are being exhorted by
their chiefs to fight until the whites
are all exterminated. .
While showing a friend how he
would drop a footpad, a Portland
butcher shot and seriously wounded a
boy who was looking on.
Ten ships are reported to have gone
ashore on the straits of Magellan. It
is feared their crews have fallen into
the hands of the cannibals.
Emperor William is in England.
He was received with all the pomp of
royalty. Publio buildings were deco
iaed with British, German and United
States flags. - .
The Samoan treaty will soon b,e dis
posed of. Secretary Hay merely awaits
the arrival of text of agreement entered
into between Germany and Great Brit
ain. - r
The industries of Cuba are in a de
plorable condition. In two provinces
the destruction of sugar interests alone
is estimated at $680,000,000, and there
are no efforts at rebuilding.
Because the supreme lodge has de
cided to rerate old members, thereby
increasing the assessments, the Knights
and Ladies of Honor in New Jersey are
talking of secession. , . -
A special session of the Washington
legislature is being talked of.
Vice-President Hobart -is weaker.
Though he is cheerful, his friends are
losing hope. '-.''"'''
A steel palace for the mikado of
Japan is to be designed and built by
Oklahoma wants statehood? A lobby
of 15 persons has been appointed to go
to Washington. , v , i.
There is a movement on foot to hold
in Chicago next November an interna
tional livestock fair.
Smallpox has broken out among the
colored soldiers of the ' Forty -fifth regi
ment at Angel island. .
Kentucky Republicans insist on in
stalling Taylor as governor, and it is
said force may be used. -' '
The American consul at Pretoiia has
been refused permission by the state
department to handle money for Eng
lish soldiers. . t ; .-
Two hundred Spanish prisoners have
been sent to the province of Panay. , A
vessel with food and clothing will be
sent to them. - ; - -
A brilliant display of meteors was
witnessed at Birmingham, Ala. A
number of negroes in their fear, xe
sorted to prayer.
As a result of a collision on , the
Omaha railroad near Humboldt, S. D.,
five persons were killed and a number
of others fatally injured.
A large force of Boers are reported to
be moving south. -. Sir Alfred Milner,
governor of Cape Colony, has issued a
proclamation assuring the Dutch that
they will receive protection.
The new revolntionary movement is
widespread and Colombia is said to be
in a bad way. Heavy tribute is being
levied for the support of the govern
ment and business is practically at a
standstill. . . -. - - - -:
The commissioner of Indian affairs,
W. A. Jones, in his annual report
makes recommendation for more Indian
schools. There is to be no extinguish
ment of the Indian population, - but of
A German wheat buyer has just
made a purchase of several - hundred
thousand dollars at Kansas City. He
gives as a reason for coming to this
country that the Russian wheat is of
inferior quality this year.'
Captain Leonhanser surprised the in
surgent force near Capas, and captured
200 of them, with their guns and 10,
000 rounds of ammunition . and four
tons of subsistence. One Filipino was
killed, but there was no American cas
ualties. - Although 77 years of age, John A.
Peters is still performing his duties as
chief justice of the Maine supreme
Emperor William will exhibit the
Frederick the Great collection of cur
ios, literary treasures and French
paintings at the Paris exposition.
The Kansas City & Eldorado rail
road has been sold to the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas Railroad company for
the amount of its bonded indebtedness,
Floy Sing is the first Chinese child
ever admitted to the public schools of
Miss Eva Johnston is the first woman
in 20 years to be elected to a professor
ship in the University of Missouri.
The national debt of Santo Domingo
,s now about $25,000,000 gold. The
population is ' somewhat less than
The first head of the Vanderbilt fam
ily died at the age of 83, the second at
the age of 65 and the third at the age
oi 54. -
FOR I FORI! FOOT CHANNEL I
Engineer's Plans to Improve
Mouth of the Columbia.
JUSTIFIED BY SHIPPING TRADE
Project Will Be Included in Any Kivei
and Harbor Bill Prepared in the
Coming Session. -
Washington, Nov. 20. The project
and plans for deepening the channel at
the month of the Columbia river to 40
feet have been received by the chief of
engineers, but will not be made publio
until sent to congress. "This project
will probably be included in any river
and harbor bill that is prepared in the
coming session. From statistics - that
have been submitted it is shown that
over 1,000,000 tons of exports and im
ports, valued at $20,000,000, have been
carried by sea-going craft using the
river between Portland and the sea
during the past year, and it is the gen
eral belief that a waterway handling
such an immense traffic is entitled to
the fullest recognition.
Joined Botha's Forces.
London, Nov. 20. A dispatch from
Lorenzo Marqnez says: A Pretoria
newspaper announced last Wednesday
that 4,000 burghers had left General
Joubert's forces around Ladysmith tc
join Commandant Botha's forces near
Estconrt. with a view of assisting ' to
intercept the British advance to the
relief of Ladysmith. '
General Meyer, the Free State ' com
mander, has asserted in . the course of
an interview, that he is convinced
that the battle of Eland's Laagto will
be the first and last Boer defeat of the
year. ' ' - - -
. Boers Are Near Esconrt.
Estconrt, Nov. 20. The Elmelo Boer
forces have taken up a position near
Ennersdale, a few miles north of here.
They have eight seven-pounders 'and
two French suns. Their strength is
2,000 men. They have looted Hen
derson's store. All is quiet and ready
for the enemy if he attacks.
Firing on Xiadysmlth. "
Pretoria, Nov. 20. In the engage
ment yesterday morning south of Lady
amith, the British advanced with 13
guns, attacking 30 burghers of the
Transvaal. The big gun was fired on
the troops, who retired at 3 . o'clock to
Akleg, near Ladysmith. The British
loss is unknown. The Boers had one
man killed and three wounded.' Is
addition, they had 13 horses killed and
seven horses wounded. .
On to Bayombong. '
' Manila, Nov. 20. General Mao
Arthur, with the Thirty-sixth infantry,
a battalion of the Seventeenth infantry,
a troop of the Fourth cavalry,' several
gatlings, and a detachment of the sig
nal corps, has begun his northward ad
vance from Tarlac, which will be con
tinued to Bayombong, province of
NOT PREPARED FOR WAR.
Japan Lacks Both the Money and the
New York, Nov. 20. A dispatch- to
the Herald from Shanghai says: Your
correspondent has just returned from a
trip through Japan and China, where
he went to investigate the rumors of a
possible rupture between Russia and
Japan rumors which have been mys
teriously and persistently circulated
for some time, atnd which have finally
found their way into print through
English channels. It can be stated
authoritatively that these rumors of an
approaching war find no corroboration
whatever among Japanese officials.
In fact, the Japanese officials point
out the fallacy of such rumors by de
claring that Japan is in no position to
go to war, even if she had the disposi
tion to do so, owing to the condition oi
Experienced and well-informed for
eign residents are unanimously of the
opinion that no war is - hovering over
Japan. ' They declare that Japan can
not go to war for want of money. ,
American Capital in Venezuela.
New York, Nov. 20. American cap
ital to the amount of $3,000,000 has
become interested in Venezuela bank
ing, a concession having been granted
to George W. Upton, of Ohio, for the
organization of a national banking sys
tem which will practically control the
finances of the country. Mr. Upton,
with his wife, reached New York city
of the Red D line steamer Philadel
phia. Senora Andrade, who was met
at San Juan, Puerto Rico, by her hus
band, the deposed president of Vene
zuela, who intends to make his home
in that island, was also on the Phila
delphia. Mr. Upton is enthusiastic
over Venezuela. He predicts a long
peace for the country, and declares
there is no likelihood of war with Co
lombia. '. -
Annihilated His Family.
Chicago, Nov. 20. Carrying out a
plot he had apparently planned with
deliberation, Cornelius Corcoran today
shot four of his children, killing two
of them, and then ended his own life.
Tfct tragedy occurred at his home, 5401
Sale of Mines and Smelter.
Seattle, Nov. 20. It was reported
yesterday that the Monte Cristo mines
and the Everett smelter had been sold
to a German syndicate for $1,200,000,
and that, as a condition of the sale,
the Rockefeller syndicate agreed to re
pair and operate the Everett & Monte
Cristo railroad. This agreement, it is
said, contained a provision that the
tonnage charge on Monte Cristo ore
should not exceed $2 per ton. W. J.
Rucker was supposed to have promoted
the deal while in New York lately.
The story is believed here, but cannot
Short of Artillery.
London, Nov. 8. The Times pub
lishes the following dispatch - from
Pietermaritzburgj dated Wednesday,
Estconrt is short of artillery. - The
garrison may retire to the Moon river,
southward, tonight, in case a strong
force of Boers should advance. The
enemy's intention is to keep back the
British relieving column."
The black mulberry was dedicated
to Minerva becau?" of its slow growth.
METEORS NOT DUE.
An Error Has Been Made and the Leo
nids Will Be Here Next Year. .
Washington, Nov, 20. "The shower
of Leonids will not occur this season.
The brilliant spectacle has' been an
nounced one year too soon." This an
nouncement has just been made by Dr.
L. J. See, one of the most advanced as
tronomers in the government service. "
- "Astronomical calculations have not
erred as to the ueriodicity of the
Leonids," said Dr. See, "but the gen
erallv accented conclusion' as to the
time it takes the Leonids to pass the
earth's orbit has been wrong. After
the most careful observations made
with the best instruments in the ser
vice of the government, aid after the
most unerring calculations in strict
conformity to astronomical laws, I am
thoroughly convinced that the period ol
passage is two years, instead of one, as
"The Leonids have been within the
earth's orbit for a year now, and will
remain with us for another 12 months.
The meteoric shower has not - been at
heavy this time as there was good
sicentific reason for believing it woul'"
be. That is because we have not y
struck the thick part of the trail. L
my calculations, this collision will oc
cur in the middle of November, 1900.
Then the resultant display, of burning
meteors will be as brilliant as the one
observed by Humboldt in Venezuela in
"The present visitation is a counter
part of that in 1863. At that time
there were displays in two years, that
of 1863 being about as feeble as the
present has been, and that of the suc
ceeding year being nearly as striking
as that recorded by Humboldt." "
ADULTERATION OF FOOD.
More Evidence Is Collected by
-, ". Mason. -
New York, Nov.". 20. The United
States senate committee, represented by
Senator Mason, of Illinois, today re
sumed its investigation into' the adul
teration of food prepared for market.
Dr. Edward H. Jenkins, an agricul
tural chemist, and vice-director of the
Connecticut agricultural experiment
station.declared that the general adul
teration of food products had increased
with business competition and the de
mand for cheap wares. In his five
years' experience, Dr. Jenkins said he
had found only one adulterant that was
poisonous, and that was a coloring
matter in a temperance drink. Coca
shells, prune stones and like, he testi
fied, sold as spices. None of these
adulterants, except the one color, was
hurtful to health, but all were frauds
on the consumer. More than half the
jellies examined were made of glucose
and starch paste, colored with artific
ial coloring, flavored with artificial
flavoring, and preserved with salycilic
acid. The cheaper grades of coffee
were found to contain a large propor
tion of Canada peas,' pea pellets, wheat
middlings and chicory. . ,('
Election Conspirators Arrested.
Philadelphia, Nov. 20. Samuel Sal
ton, deputy coroner of this city; Joseph
G Rodgers, lieutenant of the capital
police, Washington, and Clarence Mes
ser, employed in the copying division
of the congressional library, have been
held in $1,800 bail for trial on the
charge of conspiring to make fraudu
lent election returns in this city. The
arrest of the three men was the out
come of testimony adduced at the hear
ing last week of several residents - oi
Washington, who had been arrested
here on a similar charge.
On that occasion, it was testified
that a party of alleged repeaters, num
bering about 14, had' been brought tc
this city from Washington by Lieuten
ant Rodgers. Two of these, George
Kirkland and W. H. Cook, imperson
ated election officers in the thirteenth
division of the second ward and assisted
in the alleged falsifying of the. returns
and the staffing of the ballots, while
the others, it .was testified,' were em
ployed as repeaters.
- Kirkland testified against . his com
panions, saying that he came here at
the instigation of a newspaper to par
ticipate in and expose the fraud.
Huntington in Full Control,
s San Francisco, Nov. 20. The Exam
iner says: Collis P. Huntington is , to
day in full control of three-fourths oi
the property of the Southern Pacific
Company And its allied corporation,
the Pacific Improvement Company.
With the help of banking syndicate
headed by the Speyers, of New York
and London, he has bought out the
Croker and Stanford interests, each
amounting to about one-fourth of - the
stock. With his own fourth, thai
gives him three-fourths of the whole.
The remaining one-fourth interest be
longs to the Hopkins-Searles estate.
The Speyers hold in their possession
the Croker and Stanford securities for
the present, Huntington having an iron
clad option for their final transfer tc
him. - . '--''
Alaska Steamer Tardy.'
San Francisco, Nov. 20. The
schooner Rattler is now 38 dayff out
from Kodiak, Alaska,- and it J is feared
that she has gone down in one of the
many storms that have recentiy swept
the coast. The vessel left the Alaskan
port on October 10 and has not been
heard from since. Four days later the
schooner Herman sailed from the same
port and arrived here nearly three
weeks ago, after a very rough passage.
Prevented a Panic.
New York, Nov. 20. Russell Sage
is quoted today as saying to a news
paper interviewer who asked him what
he thought of the United States treas
ury's offer to buy $25,000,000 of
"I believe Secretary Gage's action
has saved the financial world from a
disastrous panic. No one who has
been in touch with business enterprises
during the past few months can fail to
have realized the stringency of the
money market. The sharps took ad
vantage of the situation. They were
making a rich harvest of it, but the
government has stopped their game."
San Francisco, Nov. 20. The cham
ber of Commerce of this city has adopt
ed and sent to Secretary f State Hay
the following resolution referring to
the Alaska boundary question:
We earnestly request that the pres
ent boundary line as established be
maintained and that no territory now
lying on the American side thereof be
yielded up or granted to the Dominion
AMOUNT IS OVER TWO BILLIONS
Although a Great Reduction in Bread-
stuffs, It Is More Than Offset by As
tonishing Sales of Merchandise.
Washington, Nov. 21. The foreign
commerce of the United States seems
likely to make its highest record of the
century in the closing year of. that pe
riod. The'October exports are larger
than those of any preceding : October,
the total for the 10 months ending with
October is greater than the total for the
corresponding period in any preceding
year, and it is apparent that for the
first Jlmft in our , history the foreign
commerce of the year will exceed $2,-
000,000,000. - For the 10 months end
ing with October, 1899, the figures of
the treasury bureau of statistics show
the total exports to be $1,029,242,000,
while in the corresponding months of
last year they were $987,879,000.
This remarkable increase in exporta-
tions is the more surprising because of
ths absence of the excessive demand
abroad for our breadstuffs, which char
acterized the year 1898. In that yeai
the short crops abroad and plentiful
supplies of breadstuffs of all kinds in
the United States resulted in an abnor
mally large exportation Of breadstuffs,
so that the exportation of agricultural
products in the present year naturally
falls about $35,000,000 below that of
the corresponding period of last year.
Yet the total exportations for the 10
months are, as already indicated, more
than $40,000,000 in excess of those of
" It is easy, however, to find the cause
of this remarkable growth in our total
exportations, which occurs in the face
of the reduction of our exportation i
breadstuffs. An examination of the
detailed figures of the nine months of
the year already accessible shows that
the exports ' of manufactures in that
period were $50,000,000 in excess of
those of the corresponding " months of
the preceding year, and $65,000,000
greater than those of the same months
of 1897, while the products of - the
mine were $4,000,000 greater than
those of the corresponding months of
last year, and those of the forest $(
000.000 in excess of the corresponding
months of the preceding year. Thus the
year's exportation of agricultural- pro
ductions will be quite up to the nor
mal, while those of manufacture, min
ing and forestry will exceed those of
last year, and indeed, of any year in
Imports have increased more than
exports, for they were unusually low in
1898. while exports were unusually
high in that year. The total importa
tion in the 10 months ending with Oc
tober, 1899, is $658,875,000, against
$527,734,000 in the corresponding
months of last year. ' -
HEAVY FIGHT IS NEAR.
Large Force of Boers Reported to Be
London, Nov. 21. This morning's
news gives little that alters the com
plexion of the situation. Since the
fight of November 9 matters, so far as
known, have been fairly quiet at Lady
smith. It is not unlikely that the
Boers, badly informed as to the nature
and extent of British preparations to
advance to the relief of the town, may
be hesitating regarding the next move
ment. The situation in JSatal is very
complicated, more especially if the re
ports - be true that the great Tugela
bridge has been destroyed. The suc
cess of the next move on either side
will depend more on strategy than on
The Boers have three lines, of action
open. They can hold the railway with
the force they have at Ennersdale, fall
ing slightly back before the British ad
vance and threatening it from Weenen;
or, in the second place, they can ad
vance from Weenen and try to carry
Estconrt; or, in the third place, they
can advance due south from Weenen
to Weston, cut the railway and blow
up the bridge over the Mooi river. If
it be true that there are 10000 Boers,
under Joubert and General Botha,
marching south to meet the British re
lief forces, heavy fighting is in store.
Chief Engineer's Approval.
Washington, Nov. 21. The report
of the engineers in favor of an improve
ment at the mouth of the Columbia
river to secure 40 feet of water over the
bar, will be sent to congress with the
approval of the chief of engineers. The
opinion of the engineers is that the pro
posed improvement is one of the most
important to be presented to congress.
It is expected that favorable action by
congress looking to the 40-foot channel
will be followed immediately with
another proposition for a channel of 30
feet from the mouth of the Columbia
to Portland. Those who are familiar
with the commerce of the river and
conditions now existing say both these
improvements should be made with the
least possible delay.
The Burlington will build from Al
liance, Neb., to Ogden.
Keady to Occupy Dagupan.
Manila, Nov. 21. The American oc
cupation of the country between Ma
nila and Dagupan is proceeding with a
rush. General MacArthur is within
five miles of Dagupan, which place
General Wheaton or Genera! Lawton
will probably occupy.
Captain Leonhanser accomplished
one of the best coups of the war.
Reaching O'Donnell by a night march
f rem Capas on November 16, he sur
prised the insurgent force, numbering
200, and captured all of them, with
their guns, 10,000 rounds of ammuni
tion and four tons of subsistence. One
Filipino was killed, but there were no
Kaiser's Visit to Germany.
Berlin, Nov. 21. The Deutsche
Tage-Zeitung confirms the report al
ready cabled that after swearing in a
body of recruits recently, Emperor
William gathered the officers around
him and explained that his forthcom
ing visit to England had no political
character, declaring that despite the
fact that his people desired him to post
pone the journey, he was bound by
promise given some months ago.
Tear 1899 Breaks
Previous Records. ,
MARCH TO PRETORIA.
Plans of the British and Boer Generals
Joubert Moving South.
London, Nov. 22. The reports of
heavy fighting at Ladysmith last Wed
nesday have not been confirmed. On
the contrary, the most reliable advices
from Estconrt indicate that there was
nothing more than a desultory cannon
ade. Probably the rumor of a serious
engagement grew out of the fact that
the Boers thrbw a few harmless shells
bite Tuesday night, leading to the sup
position that an attack was imminent
Nothing, however, happened Wednes
day. Beyond the fact that the Boers
are daily receiving fresh reinforcements
and supplies, there is practically
nothing new from the front.
The Boer invasion of Cape Clony con
tinues steadily and rapidly. There are
1,300 Boers at Colesburg, and news has
reached East London that Ladygray.
near Aliwal North, has been deserted
by the British and now is in the hands
of the enemy.
From Delagoa bay come reports of
the arrival of more German officers and
artillerymen, who have volunteered to
serve with the Transvaal forces.
The war office semiofficially Asserts
that all news received from Africa has
been published, with the exception of
demands for the renewal of stores, war
material and the like.
There is an unconfirmed rumor that
more troops have been ordered from In
dia to. the Cape.
Found in the Old Shoes of a Providence
New York, Nov. 22. Ten thousand
smuggled pearls, of all sizes, some imi
tation and some genuine gems, were
taken to the custom-house today and
spread out in Collector Bid well's office.
Tomorrow they will be taken to the ap
praiser's stores, where the government
experts will pass upon their value. The
pearls were seized by Special Treasury
Agent Theobald, from Francis Bock, a
dealer in jewels and gems, of Provi
dence, R. I. Bock arrived on the
French liner Bretagne, but -preceding
him had come a eabla message to the
customs officials telling that the Provi
dence man had pearls of great price in
his possession. To the inspector Bock
declared he had nothing dutiable. He
declared he was going to Mexico at
once, and said nothing about hid busi
ness in Providence. So special. Agent
Theobald and the inspectors ' made
rapid examination into his baggage,
and in his pockets. .
In Bock's trunks were three pairs oi
worn shoes, tied together heels and toe,
and wrapped compactly in newspapers.
Inside each pair of shoes were many
packages of half pearls. x There were
two quarts of ' gems altogether. A
rough estimate of the value of the en
tire seizure is $50,000. Bock was taken
before United States Commissioner
Shields and held in $5,000 bail. Not
being able to secure bail, he was sent
to jail. . ' ' -
r LABOR CONDITIONS.
Gompers Testified Before the Industrial
Washington, Nov.: 22. Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, was the only wit
ness before the industrial commission
today. Speaking of the union label,
Mr. Gompers said there are 87 differenl
organizations now using the label, and
that it is growing in popularity very
rapidly. He defended the boycott as a
legal and proper weapon for working-
men. In. reply to a question, Mr.
Gompers said that organized labor
views trusts simply as their employers,
There had been cases in which the or
ganizations had been benefited by com
binations of capital. It is too early tc
decide whether men -would be more
steadily employed by the trusts than by
other employers. He said that these
combinations have more influence in
securing legislation than has unor
ganized capital. He took a position
against co-operative schemes, saying
that experience has proved that la
borers have secured no greater advan
tages under them than under the wage
system. He has no fear of the future
for organized labor. The condition o :
labor today is better than ever before.
and he attributes the improvement to
the influence, of organized labor. Mr.
Gompers favors an amendment to thi
constitution fixing a maximum o
hours Der day for labor. Speaking o
the effect of advanced labor legislation
in different states he said there would
be no backward step.
Big Guns Placed in Position.
-Astoria, Nov. 22. The two big gung
that recently arrived at Fort Stevens
have been placed in position. As thes
guns weigh 300 tons each, it required
great care to move them.
TThe common council of Hammond
will petition the government to hav
the name of the postoffice of thai
place changed to New Astoria.
Child Devoured by a Wild Beast.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 22. The
bones of Ruth Inman, the 8-year-old
child lost in the Big Bend country foul
weeks ago, were found yesterday a few
miles from Creston, where she disap
peared. The indications are that a
wild animal had carried off and de
voured the little one.
General Funston denies that tht
American soldiers robbed the churches
in the Philippines.
Automobiles for Canada.
Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 21. The Na
tional Cycle & Automobile Company
completed organization here baturday.
The corporation will have a capital
stock of $2,500,000, and will control in
Canada the business and patents of the
American Bicycle Company as well as
some Canadian concerns.
Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 22. Today's
train carried to Boston and New York
75,000 pounds of halibut from the
northern fishing grounds.
Think a Bear Has Hiin.
Tacoma, Nov. 20. Guy Piper, a
member of the co-operative colony near
this city, has mysteriously disappeared.
He started out alone Saturday after
noon to hunt bear, and was seen near
the settlement. There is no trace oi
him since, though .friends have been
several days in a search. It is feared
a bear killed him.
Lorenzo Marquez, Nov. 18. The
Standard and Diggers' News, of Johan
nesburg, Tuesday, published official ad
vices confirming the report that 3,001
Boers were advancing on Estconrt. i
The Tagals Flying Before the
OUR FORCES IN NEW TERRITOR
Advance of the Several Columns Zam
boanga, in Mindanao Island. Occu
pied by the Castine's Sailors.
Manila, Nov. 22. Only fragmeAary
reports reach Manila of operations in
tne north which, when the story is
known, will prove to have been the
most remarkable campaign the Philip
pine war has known.
Lawton 's division is spread thinly
over the territory beyond - San Jose,
where the telegraph ends.
Young's two regiments of cavalry
are continuing their rapid sweep in to
the new country and the infantry is be-
ng shoved forward to hold the towr
the cavalry take, all in a counti
whose natural difficulties are increase
indescribably Dy the tropical rains,
making rivers of . the ' creeks and
swamps of the fields. Wagon transpor
tation is supposed to have been prac
tically abandoned, the American troops
living on captured supplies and the
little produce the insurgent levies have
left. - , .
Major Swigert's squadron of Third
cavalry is reported to be engaging a
greatly superior force at Pozarrubia,
northeast of Dagupan. These troops
have fought three engagements and are
now holding their position, awaiting
It is believed at headquarters that
this force is covering the retreat of the
insurgent leaders to the Binguet moun
tains; that the insurgents planned to
retreat northeast along the Tayud road,
which is stocked with storehouses,
three of which the Americans have had
to draw upon en route 'and that only
the insurgent advance force had passed
Tayud before American occupation, the
main body of Agninaldo's . army bein
within our lines. The majority
these insurgents may disorganize an
pose as amigos when the Americans
Hardships of the Campaign.
Among the scraps of news obtainable
are stories of the hardships with which
the American army is meeting. ' It is
reported for instance, that Lawton nar
rowly escaped drowning while fording
a river recently, when Lieutenant Luna
and two privates were lost.
Captain Leonhanser, with a battalion
of the Twenty-fifth infantry, is on his
way from Bam bam to O'Donnell to
take - the . insurgent cartridge-filling
works there. A Filipino ' captain who
surrendered with four men to Colonel
Burt, of the Twenty-fifth infantry, de
scribed the factory and volunteered to
guide the expedition.
The governor of Neuva Vizcaya has
determined, like many other Filipinos,
in these days, that the administration
of his province cannot change too
quickly, and is coming to Manila to
tell General Otis of his loyalty and in
identally to request - that he be re
tained in office under the new regime.
Admiral Watson has received an 'ad
ditional credible report that Lieutenant
Gilmore and five of the captured sail
ors of the gunboat Yorktown were at
Tarlac, November 10. Gilmore was
living in a Filipino general's house.
The cruiser Baltimore starts for Lin-
gayen today and Admiral Watson pur
poses sending another ship to Natiguen
if the gunboat Helena, which is over
due, has not arrived at Lingayen.
Operations in Mindanao.
The sailors of the gunboat Castine
occuppy Zamboanga, on the southwest
extremity of the island of Mindanao.
The business men, . chiefly Chinese, re
quested Commander Very, of the Cas
tine, to take possession of the place and
protect them Jrom insurgents.
Very landed a naval force and,- al
though no details have been received,
it appears he found that he had a large
contract on his hands and telegraphr
Otis requesting the presence of trooj
but none are available except by with
drawing a part of the force from one of
the neighboring islands temporarily.
LONG WILL NOT RESIGN.
Sailing Orders Issued to Bear-Admiral
Washington, Nov. 22. Secretary
Long's attention was called to reports
that he intended to resign from the
cabinet. Without hesitating, the secre
tary said he bad no such intention.
One of the first matters of business
that was laid before the secretary by
Assistant Secretary Allen, was the sail
ing orders to be given to Rear-Admiral
Schley. - It was decided to issue the
orders at once, and they are in course
of preparation. The navy department
gives out the following official state
ment of the orders sent to R ear-Admiral
Schley: . .
"The order has been sent today for
the Chicago to proceed to South Atlan
tic waters, touching for coal at Rio de
Jriiero and other such porta as are
necessary to reach Buenos Ayres as
soon as practicable and inspect vessels
and give special attention to repairs
now under way on the Wilmington."
Verdict Against Football.
St. Louis, Nov.- 22. After spending
several more days investigating the
death of John Wright, right tackle of
the football team - of the Christian
Brothers' college, who was injured No
vember 11, in a game with the St.
Louis university eleven, the coroner's
jury today returned the following ver
dict: " We,' the jury, find that the game
was played strictly according to Rugby
rules; but we believe the game is dan
gerous, and should be prohibited. Ver
Ore From the Gold Bug.
Greenwood, B. C, Nov. 23. The"
first shipment by rail from Greenwood
carried two carloads of high-grade ore
from the Gold Bug mine to the. Trail
smelter, the result of the operation of
the last seven days. The aerial tram
way, BUO leet long, has been com
pleted, and is now running.
Secretary Hay has received the pro
tocol under which the claims - against
Russia are to be arbitrated. Mr. Asser,
a member of the council of state for the
Nehterlands, is to be the arbitrator.
General Trade Continues at a Maximum
Volume for the Tear.
Bradstreet's review of trade for the
week says: General trade and indus
try continue at a maximum volume
for this season of the year, while prices,
as a whole, manifest a strength nnap
proached in recent years.
Strength on values is still most not
able among manufactured textiles, but
cereals, hides and leather and the
manufactures thereof have also
strengthened slightly. On the other
hand, pork products and tin are slight
ly lower. The great majority oi
prices, however, remain firm at un
changed quotations. An active con
sumptive demand for wool is reported
at leading markets, accompanied by a
fair export demand, and a further re
duction in stocks. -
Cereals do not manifest any striking
change this weekf but the - resisting
power of the market is appraently
greater, more moderate receipts of
wheat at the West inducing some cov
ering, and corn is sympathetically
stronger. , Another feature naturally
attracting attention at this time of the
year is the demand for but generally re
ported small stocks of coal available,
both East and West. '
Lumber displays continued strength,
and advices are of an expected very
heavy cut this winter, both in the
Northwest and at the South.
Wheat, including flour, shipments
for the week aggregated . 4,540,007
bushels, against 4,750,842 bushels last
week; 5,679,141 bushels in the corre
sponding week of 1898. Corn exports
for the week aggregate 4,603,718 bush
els against 4,581,447 bushels last week;
3,731,724 bushels in this week a year
ago; 3,208,790 bushels in 1897; 2,975,
721 bushels in 1896, and 1,743,107
bushels in 1895.
Business failures in the United States
number 189 for the week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, $1.00 1.25 per sack.
Potatoes, new, $16 18. .
Beets, per sack, 85c. .
Turnips, per sack, 65c.
Carrots, per sack, 75c .
Parsnips, per sack, 90c.
Cauliflower, 75c per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California, $1
1.25 per 100 pounds.
Peaches, 65 80o. "
Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box.
Pears, $1.00 1.25 per box.
Prunes, 60o per box.
. Watermelons, $1.50.
Nutmegs, 50 75c. .
Butter Creamery, 80o per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 20c per pound.
Eggs Firm, 30c. ,
- vneese native, I3i4c.
Poultry ll12Kc; dressed, 13Kc
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
tjorn yvnoie, ipza.uu; cracxea, $aa;
feed meal, $23.
" Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$21; whole, $22.
Flour1 Patent, per barrel, $3.65;
blended straights, . $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour,- $3.50; gra-
hn.nrf.-nAr hnxrel- $2.90- whnlA whAA.t
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.75.
; n r.4 ep.. w.A j i a nn .
- v 1 1 T-.vv,
shorts, per ton, $17.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $20.50 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $22; oil cake meal,
per ton, $35.00.
. Portland Market.
Wheat Walla Walla, 50 52c;
Valley, 51c; Bluestem, 52o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 34 36c; choice
gray, 32 33c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, 1616.50;
brewing, $18.0019.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid-
aiings, snorts, quo; cnop, $io per
ton. -': - ,
si; Ann. 1 i A e . i . t A
Hay Timothy, $9 11; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 50 55c;
seconds, 4245c; dairy, 3740c;
Eggs 29 30o per dozen. '
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00 per dozen; hens, $4.50; springs,
$2.003.50; geese, $5.50 6.00 forold;
$4.506.50 for young; ducks, $4.50
per dozen; turkeys, live, 1314o
per pound. -
Potatoes 6065oper sack: sweets,
2 2 Ho 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, 50o per
box; peas, 34o per pound; tomatoes,
75o per box; green corn, 12
15o per dozen. ; "
Hops 7 10c; 1898 crop, 6 6o.
JVool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 14c; mohair, 27
80o per pound. .
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8c; dressed mutton, 6
7o per pound; lambs, 7o per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$6.006.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.504.00;
cows, $33.50; dressed beef, 6
7ao per pound.- .
Veal Large, 6476o; small, 8
8 Ho per pound. . ,'
' San Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 12 15c per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1216o; Val
ley, 18 20c; Northern, 8 10c.
Hops 1899 crop. 76126o per
pound. ' -
Onions Yellow, 7585o per sack.
Butter1 Fancy creamery 26 27c;
do seconds, 27M28o; fancy dairy, 25
27o; do seconds, 2324o per pound.
Eggs Store, 25 32c; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $19.00
20.50; bran, $17.5018.00.
Hay Wheat $7.50 10; wheat and
oat $7.00 9.00; best barley $5.00
7.00; alfalfa, $5.007.00 per ton;
straw, per oaie. -
Potatoes Early Rose, 40 50o; Ore
gon Burbanks, $1.251. 50; river Bur
banks, 60 75c; . Salinas Burbanks,
$1.00 1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00
5.00; California lemons 75c$1.50;
do choice $1.752. 00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60
2.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian, dates, 66o per