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SSiSUraJTU. I CoasoIiditedFe. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, iaOO.
VOL. XXXVII. NO. 23.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
In a Condensed Form.
Eight hundred Boers surrendered at
Vryburg, north of Kiuiberley.
Plague in Honolulu has been effect
ually stamped out, not recording a
single case in 46 days.
Kecent injunction decisions have
tirred up the labor unions, and they
urge concerted action.
The auditor of the war department
finds it a big task to straighten oat the
Cuban and Puerto Rican finances.
Twenty-two miners, 10 whites and 13
Negroes, lost their lives in an explo
sion in a coal mine near Raleigh N. G.
At Pueblo, Col., a negro fiend who
had ravished and murdered two girls to
an orphan home, was lynched by a
Grand Chief Arthur, of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, was re
elected at the convention at Milwaukee,
General Warren occupied Douglas,
after heavy fighting and without sus
taining any loss. The Boers have re
treated to the north.
The will of the late Benjamin H.
Howell, the sugar merchant, of New
York, disposes of an estate valued at
$1,500,000, and gives $15,000 to Brook
The Methodist general conference at
Chicago, after considerable discussion,
voted to abolish the time limit on pas
torates. The result of the vote was re
ceived with great applause.
Another note regarding the Ameri
can indemnity claim has been handed
to the sultan's envoy, Terofik Pasha.
It is couched in more precise terms, in
sisting on prompt settlement.
Considerable California capital has
been invested in an extensive mining
enterprise in Siberia and Manchuria.
Concessions for large tracts of . land
have been obtained from the Russian
and Chinese governments, and the work
of development will soon begin.
At the Kansas Democratic conven
tion, at Wichita, to elect delegates tr
the national convention, in his opening
prayer, Kev. Dubber set the delegate!
wild by the praying of the nomination
and triumphant . election of Bryan.
The applause lasted several minutes.
The water of a large lake near the
town of Zapotalan, Mexico, disap
peared in a great fissure in the earth,
produced by an earthquake. The bed
of the former lake is now dry, and the
fissure can be plainly seen. It is over
three miles long and from one to three
feet wide. A tidal wave which swept
in from the ocean after the shock did
British are within 40 miles of
Much lumber is going to Cape Nome
from Puget sound points.
Rioting in St. Louis grows worse.
Three men and a girl wounded. .
Ashland, Or., has quarantined
against San Francisco Chinamen.
Republicans of Alaska denounce Gov
ernor Brady, and ask for his retirement.
Republican leaders do not favor
Senator Washburn, of Minnesota, for
Boer delegates will not be admitted
to the floor of the senate. Their mis
sion is a failure.
The Iron Dyke mine, in Union coun
ty, Or., has been sold to Pennsylvania
parties for $85,000.
William R. Hearst, of the San Fran
cisco Examiner, predicts the inaugura
tion of Bryan next spring.
Mexican government is still fighting
the Yaquias, additional troops being
sent to reinforce General Torres.
The war department refuses to ac
cept the resignations of volunteer offi
cers now serving in the Philippines.
No municipal governments will be
organized in the hemp provinces of
Luzon nntil the rebels are driven . out.
Fire today destroyed Reeves Bros.,
Boiler Works, at Alliance, Ohio. The
loss will reach $144,000, with $40,500
Taylor and Beckham will both be
candidates for re-election to the Ken
tucky governorship this fall, and a hot
election is expected.
Colonel Bethune, while marching in
the direction of Newcastle, was am
bushed by a party of Boers and very
few of his force escaped.
Nathaniel P. Hill, former United
States senator from Colorado, one of
the wealthiest men in the state, is
dead at Denver, aged 68.
The village of Point Claire, 16 miles
from Montreal, Canada, has been almost
entirely wiped out by fire. Two hun
dred people are homeless. No fatalities.
Berlin, with the approval of the
kaiser, sent over 500,000 marks for the
famine sufferers in India.
Six thousand passengers for Cape
Nome are booked for May sailings and
all berths are p reengaged.
Miss Morgan, a San Francisco girl,
is the only woman among 600 art stu
dents at the Beaux Arts in Paris.
In New York city retail druggists
have formed an association to compete
with department stores.
Outlaws in Utah assassinated two
officers not far from Thompson.
Charles Woodward, a Chicago dia
mond thief, is in trouble in Germany.
The health officers report that new
cases of plague have been discovered.
The Boer envoys will come as far
west as St. Paul and then return, to
Through "powers of attorney" all
valuable ground at Cape Nome is said
to be located.
The movement of the G. A. R. to re
turn captured confederate flags has
General Rundle has ocenpied Senne
kal. whence the Boers were driven out
by a few shells.
The Boers will make their last stand
at Potschefostrooin, all their available
men having been sent there.
MacArthur reports that six officers
and 102 men with 101 rifles surrend
ered unconditionally at Cuyapo and
Katherine S. Clark, daugther of Sen
ator Clark, of Montana, was married
to Dr. Lewis Rutherford Morris in New
A lone highwayman near Falls City,
Neb., robbed the passengers in a sleep
ing car and forced the porter to assist
him in the work.
Railway bonds have all been sub
scribed for and Boise, Idaho, is now
sure of a line to Butte. Construction
is under way.
The steamer Danube is on the rocks
near Hospital Point, Victoria. She
was bound for Dawson with a big cargo
and many passengers. The vessel has
The "Boxers" are now marching on
Peking. They destroyed a small town
and railroad tracks only 29 miles from
the capital city and murdered a num
ber of Chinese employes.
For the first time on record the Czar
of Russia invited the members of the
British embassy to dinner on the occa
sion of the queen's birthday. This in
novation is regarded as of great polit
Emily Price, aged 18 years, daughter
of a well-known farmer, was found
dead in a pond near Youngstown, Ind.
There were clots of blood on her face,
and her clothing was disarranged. It
ie believed she met with foul play.
Scouting, small engagements and the
capture of arms and prisoners continue
daily in Northern Luzon. Last week's
operations by the Ninth, Twelfth,
Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth and Thirty
sixth regiments resulted in the killing
of 46 of the enemy, the taking of 180
prisoners and the capture of 300 rifles
and a quantity of ammunition.
Dick Croker says he believes Bryan
will beat McKinley. He does not con
sider Dewey "in it."
The steamers Geo. W. Elder and
Nome City sailed from Portland for
Cape Nome with 750 passengers and
large quantities of freight.
The secretary of war has awarded
the contract for the construction of a
breakwater at San Pedro, Cal., to the
California Construction Company, at
its bid of $2,375,000.
Arthur Rehan, brother of Miss Ada
Rehan and Mrs. Oliver Doud Byron,
died in Brooklyn, aged 38 years. He
had managed many of Auaustin Daly's
theatrical road companies.
Timothy D. Blackstone, formerly
president of the Chicago & Alton rail
road, and one of the oldest and most
prominent railroad officers in Chicago,
died suddenly at his residence in that
Captain Page McCarthy, one of the
principals in the famous McCarthy
Mordeci duel, is dead, the result of a
long illness. The duel, which took
place at Richmond, Ya., in the spring
of 1873, was one of the most celebiated
since the civil war.
General Wade, who was directed to
proceed to the Northern Cheyenne In
dian agency, at Tongue river, Mont.,
and investigate the reports that the In
dians had the "Messiah" craze, and
intended to rise against the whites,
has telegraphed the adjutant-general
that he could find no reason to antici
pate trouble. He says the Indians are
in bad condition, but peaceable and
Commissioner Hermann, of the gen
eral land office, has issued an order in
structing superintendents of forest re
serves throughout the West to plant
suitable saplings and trees where por
tions of the forests have been destroyed
by fire. He is also making arrange
ments for the establishment of a tele
phone system, which is to connect all
the forest stations in certain districts
so that in the future in case of a fire
help may be summoned immediately.
Collector of Internal Revenue Lynch
is making preparations to establish an
office, in Honolulu, the Hawaiian
islands having been added to the Dis
trict of California. The internal reve
nue laws go into effect in Hawaii on ;
June 14. All deputies at the Honolulu
office will be selected from citizens of
Hawaii. The stocks of beer, wines,
liquors, opium, cigars and tobacco now
in the islands will be inspected and in
ventoried. Alter June 14 goods from
the United States must be stamped be
fore being sent to the islands.
Nearly 3,000 Spanish prisoners still
are held by the Filipinos.
The postoffice department has ap
pointed over 70 postmasters for Puerto
In the Klondike eggs are now selling
at $120 a case and beef at $1.50 a
William D. Hall, a St. Louis street
car conductor, is in active service, al
though he has just passed his 80th
OIL IS EVERYWHERE!
the Air in California
Full of It.
DISTRICT IN SOUTHERN PART
Petroleum Was Discovered Six Tears
Ago Since That Time 700 Well
Have Been Sunk.
The air in California, as well as the
ground, is full of oil. It is on the
street, in the bank, in the office every
where. Valuable space in the local
papers is daily filled with lurid de
scriptions of the fortunes that await in
vestors in shares of oil sleek, and, in
deed, remote must be the district and
illiterate the domestic to whom the
dazzling pictures of fortunes in oil in
vestment are not as familiar as a twice
told tale. An oil exchange has been
formed in Los Angeles, occupying a
store' room on the principal street,
where for an hour a day the interested
meet and advance or depress oil shares.
Hundreds oi derricks are being estab
lished beyond the original oil limits,
and day and night the pumps are un
ceasingly pumping oil. For rugged,
precipitous hills, that a few months
ago were worth only a few hundred
dollars, certified checks for a hundred
thousand are now refused and property
is leased at fabulous prices.
This condition is not confined to Los
Angeles; from San Diego come reports
of increasing oil findings.
Six years ago an enterprising individ
ual bored an oil well in Los Angeles;
since that time 700 wells, each costing
$2,000, have been sunk. While some
of these have become exhausted, .a
great many are still running, and new
wells are being dng at the rapid rate
of at least 100 a month. A procession
of tanks is ever on the move from the
oil districts to the various city manu
factories; electric light machinery
works and railway shops carry this val
uable fuel, 3)4 barrels of which is
equal to one ton of soft coal. The
base of California 1 is asphaltum, its
average gravity is about 15 degrees, it
is a thick, black oil, and one of the
best fuels yet discovered. Its by-products
enter into the lubricating oil, the
painters, printers and other trades, and
the asphaltum, after the oil has been
extracted, can be used for street pav
ing; indeed, the ancient Mexican who
inhabited these regions a hundred
years ago used it for roofing.
There is no surety as to the cost af
sinking an oil well; a safe average may
be stated at $2,000. Going through
soft sandstone, the borer has a com par
atively easy task, unless he drop i
tool or break his tubing, when the cost
may be much increased. At first the
product sold for- $2 a barrel of 42 gal
Ions, but went down to 35 cents, at
which period the railroad companies
altered their engines to burn oil, for
oil at that figure resulted in vast econ
omy to them. After the engines were
ohanged to burn oil up went the price,
so that coal after alt proved in some
cases the cheaper fuel. The price is
not likely to go over $1.25, and may,
in consequence of the recent discoveries
of new fields of almost unlimited ex
tent, go down to a nominal figure
agfin. Large storage tanks are built
in Los Angeles, containing upwards of
500,000 bar-els of oil. The average
daily product in Los Angeles is about
5,000 barrels; nearly $2,000,000 per
annum, therefore, is flowing into Los
Angeles county today from the sale of
oil alone, and about an eighth of that
is paid to the workers at the pumps
and haulers of the portable tanks. A
vast force is engaged in the manufac
ture of machinery for the oil wells,
and, in quoting these statistics in refer
ence to widespread benefits of the oil
industry, some odd thousand street oil
brokers and dealers in oil company
shares must not be forgotten, for these
people subsist, temporarily at least,
upon the indirect oil output. One of
the most interesting oil fields is that of
Summerland, in Santa Barbara county,
where wells have been dug out in the
ocean below high tide, and wharves
are run out from the shore upon which
the pumping machinery is placed.
When we consider the fact that the
export oil trade of the United States is
decreasing; that the total shipments of
1898 were 30,000,000 barrels less than
those of 1897, the discoveries of new
oil fields and the attending excitement
in California will be gratifying. It
opens up a prospect for the Asiatio
trade that this country will undoubted
ly take advantage of; the Russian and
Bornean oil will have a competitor in
California; freights to the Orient from
San Francisco will be considerably
less than from 'Philadelphia. Mining
and Scientific Press.
Portland, May 27. E. B. Cowan
tells the Oregonian that people need
have no fears about the Baker county
mines, as the district has made better
returns for the amount so far invested
than any mining region in the United
States. Mr. Cowan spoke ota 10-stamp
plant that nets its owners $20,000 a
month. In addition to the mines thi t
are being regularly worked, a vast
amount of prospecting and developing
is going on. In all respects the min
ing future of Eastern Oregon is much
better than Nome, Mr. Cowan thinks.
On a farm in West y irginia there is
an apple tree which is eight feet five
inches around. In 1880, 85 bushels
of apples were gathered from it, and
sold at the apple house for $60. Tht
tree is 75 years old and still bearing.
A new sboy in North London, Ind.,
was sentenced to a week in jail for cry
ing false news on the streets. What
would become of the newsboys of Chi
cago and New York should such a rule
prevail in those cities.
WARNING TO CHINA.
Uncle Sam Says the "Boxers" Mast B
Washington, May 28. The United
States government has taken a hand in
the suppression of the "Boxers" in
China. Minister Conger has been in
structed by the state department to in
form the Chinese government that the
United States government expects it to
stamp out promptly and thoroughly
this society, and to provide proper guar
antees for the maintenance of peace and
order, and the protection of the life
and property of Americans in China,
all now threatened by the operations
of the "Boxers." There is no indica
tion in the instructions as to the course
that will be pursued by the United
States in case the Chinese government
fails to observe the warning conveyed
in this communication. Mr. Conger is
acting on parallel lines with the repre
sentatives of every European power at
the Chinese court, but has not joined
in anv concert of aotion .
Caused Another Riot In St. X.ouis At
tempt to Blow Up a Car.
St Louis, May 28. Sympathizers ol
the striking street car men were again
the medium of a riotous demonstration
today, and as a result another name was
added to the long list of wounded.
This afternoon, as a car on the Jefferson
avenue line, running south, approached
Sullivan avenue, it was attacked by a
crowd of men and boys. Several shots
were fired at the car. The policemen
on the car returned the fire, and in all
about 100 shots were exchanged. Peter
Wells, a patrolman, who was riding on
the front platform, was hit in the left
arm pit, the bullet producing an ugly
wound. It is not known who fired the
shot, as the crowd scattered as soon as
the men on the car drew their revolv
ers. It was rumored that two men in
crowd were shot, but they could not be
found by the police.
The differences existing between the
management of the St. Lou lis &
Suberban Railway Company and the
onion men in its employ were satis
factorily adjusted this afternoon and all
danger of another strike has been avert
ed, at least for the presents
Twenty-two miles of the Transit
Company were in operation today, but
few cars were running.
At 6 A. M. an attempt was made by
somebody unknown to blow up a oar
on the Spaulding avenue line of the
Transit Company. The wheels of the
first car struck something that explod
ed with a loud noise, and lifted the car
two or three feet into the air.
ON AGUINALDO'S TRAIL.
Marsh Pursuing the Rebel Leader In
Northern Luzon. '
Manila, May 28. Major Marsh,
with a battalion of the Thirty-third in
fantry, and Colonel flare, with another
part of the regiment, while scouring
the country northeast of Bangued, re
port they struck the trail of a party of
Filipinos traveling in the mountains
and believe they are escorting Aguin
aldo. Major Marsh is continuing pur
suit across an exceedingly difficult
country, beyond telegraph lines.
Sergeant Barry and four privates of
company B, Twenty -seventh regiment,
have rescued the daughter of the presi
dent of San Mateo from some Lad rones,
who had abducted her. Afterwards 12
Ladrones ambushed them, killing the
sergeant. Three privates stood off the
band until reinforced. Seven Ladrones
Lieutenant Elliott, of the cruiser
New Orleans, died recently at Cavite
of appoplexy, resulting from a sun
stroke. ! Looted the Charleston.
Seattle, May 28. During the last
voyage of the Churruca from Aparri,
according to the Manila Freedom, the
steamer touched at the island where
the Charleston was wrecked, for the
purpose of taking on a number of
beeves. Several American civilians
were passengers on the ship and they
seized an opportunty to go ashore.
Ruins of a bouse larger and more dura
ble than the cottages of the natives at
tracted their attention. While passing
through the place they stumbled across
the searchlight of the cruiser Charles
ton and numerous other articles, in
cluding a splendid case of surgical in
struments, the property of the Charles
ton's medical officer. No arms were
found among the loot, and the supposi
tion is that if any of them fell into the
hands of natives they were taken across
the mainland where the rebels might
Disorders In Isle of Jersey.
London, May 28. Serious trouble is
threatening between the British and
French residents of St. Heliers, Island
of Jersey, owing to the pro-Boer atti
tude of the latter. There have been
several collisions, and this morning
troops were forced to charge with fixed
bayonets to prevent the demonstrators
from invading the French quarter.
Thirty arrests were made. The French
consul has reported the situation to the
British foreign office, with the result
that the latter has wired to the gov
ernor, Lieutenant-General Sir Edward
Hopton, holding him personally re
sponsible for the maintenance of order.
Germany will bring China to time,
the empress dowager having violated
her promise never again to allow notor
ious Li Ping Hang, enemy of Europe,
to hold an office.
Suicide of a Priest.
Niagara Fall's, N. Y., May 28. An
unknown priest, supposedly from New
York city, committed suicide tonight
at Whirlpool rapids. He descended
the elevator, and, after having his pic
ture taken, walked out on a rock, threw
his hat and cane back of him, and,
waving his right hand dramatically,
shouted "Good-bye," and leaped into
the rushing waters. He ordered the
pictures sent to M. J. O'Donnell, New
Yoik, who is said to be pastor of St.
BOERS LOSE HEART
Kruger Admits That Situa.
tion Is Very Grave.
ASKS BURGHERS WHAT TO DO
tt Is Feared That If the Dutch Have as
Excuse They Will Destroy the
London, Mav 29. When Lord Rob-
arts wrote his first dispatch on Trans
vaal territory yesterday, shortly before
2 o'clock in the afternoon, he was 51
miles from Johannesberg and 77 miles
from Pretoria. His immensely superior
forces had passed the Vaal river, their
last great natural obstacle, at three
The Vaal has a curve of 80 miles on
the west to Zand Drift on the east
The concave of the current is toward
the Free State. Thus Lord Roberts,
advancing along the railway, was in a
position to strike any part of the cres
cent by shorter lines than those by
which the Boers could reinforce the
threatened points. The Boers retreated
almost without a show of defense.
General French and General Hamilton
apparently did not fire a shot.
Of Lord Roberts' immediate force 11
men, belonging to the Eighth mounted
infantry, were the first to ford the
river. They came upon a Boer patrol
looting at Vieljoen's Drift, and a skirm
ish lasting 10 minutes followed.
Three hundred Boers tried feebly to
hold the Vereeniging colliery, but were
dislodged. Major Hunter Weston and
Lieutenant Earl rode in advance of
Lord Roberts 40 miles into a hostile
country to try to cut the railway be
hind the Boers before the Vaal was
crossed, but they were too late.
The Boer rear guard is at Moyirton,
10 miles south of Vereenignig. Their
main body is moving toward the Klip
river hills that cover the south side of
Johannesberg. While Lord Robeits
80,000 infantrv, 20,000 horses and 150
guns are moving on Johannesberg and
Pretoria, thiongh a parched and desert
ed country, the situation at the Trans
vaal capita, as it was last Friday, is
thus described by an observer, who
sent his message by private hands to
Lourenco Marques yesterday:
"The situation, both from a military
and n political point of view, has be
come very critical. President Kruger
yesterday admitted for the first time
that matters are very grave. The Boer
determination is to trust everything to
a last stand on the Gatsrand mountains,
to the north of Potschefostrooin, where
3,000 Kaffirs are digging trenches. . To
that point every available man and gun
has been sent.
"The whole of the western border of
the Transvaal from end to end is de
fenseless, and General Baden-Powell
can march in when he likes. Lord
Roberts, on the other hand, will en
counter the greatest resistance. The
Boer endeavor is to lure the British
into appearing to threaten Johannes
berg with attack, an excuse thus being
given them for the destruction of prop
erty. The Transvaal government will
not dare destroy the mines and property
without an excuse. Much dynamite
has been sent down the line, and 160,
000 cases lie ready at Zurfontein, near
"General Louis Botha and General
Lucas Meier have pleaded for the pres
ervation of property. Both are large
landed proprietors and fear confiscation,
but they have not received satisfactory
replies from President Kruger."-sv
Naval Station at San Dies;.
San Diego, Cal., May 28. Captain
Field, of the United States steamer
Ranger, has received orders from
Washington directing him to make
soundings in the bay and recommenda
tions as to whether this is a suitable
location for the establishment of a
naval coaling station, and further to
advise whether one is needed here.
The work of surveying the harbor will
be begun immediately. The minimum
depth of water will be reported, and
also the cost of the necessary land, if
the government does not already own
land near where the bunkers would be
The West Africa Trouble.
Accra, May 29. It is reported that
three European officers were killed and
Captain Aplin and 100 Hausers were
wounded in a recent effort by the Lagos
Hausers to break the investing lines of
tribesmen at Kumassie. The Ashanti
loss is reported to have been great, as
the Hausers bad three Maxims engaged,
although themselves greatly outnum
bered. Three hundred Ashantis are
said to have been killed in a previous
action. The rising is still spreading.
Paper Mill Burned.
Milwaukee, May 29. The Flambeau
Paper Company's mill and warehouse
at Park Falls burned today, entailing a
loss of $200,000. The property is well
insured. The town was without ade
quate fire protection, and at one time
was thought would be totally wiped
out. Assistance from Medford and
Abbotsford prevented the spread of the
flames beyond the paper company's
plant. Included in the loss are two
paper machines, valued at $40,000 each.
The Tones King; Objects.
Auckland, May 29. The king of the
Tonga islands objects to the clause of
the treaty between Great Britain and
the island government relative to the
British protectorate. The king desires
a protectorate only against foreign
powers, and insists upon the kingship
of himself and his descendants. Com
missioner Thompson refuses to make
any concessions and a deadlock is the
result, but hopes are entertained that a
solution of the difficulty will be found.
MINES AND MINING.
The Oregon Mining Stock Exchange Al
most Ready for Business.
Portland, May 30. The Oregon Min
ing and Stock Exchange is almost
ready foi business. The rooms will be
finished within a few days. Properties
are listed and brokers are ready. A
call has been made for the second pay
ment on stock subscribed.' The third
call will be issued soon. During this
week the directors will meet to finally
arrange for the opening. The new en
terprise has been widely advertised in
Colorado and other gold mining centers.
The Oregon exchange will work along
lines successfully followed at Spokane
and Denvor and a large list of mining
properties are ready for the first ses
sion. A gtllery for ladies has been
provided in the Portland exchange.
Helena, Mont., May 80. During
the latter part of April and up to this
time in May dividends have been paid
by Montana and Idaho mines as fol
Boston & Montana Con $1,200,000
Anaconda Copper 2,400,000
Amalgamated Copper 1,500,000
Montana Ore Pnr. Co . . .
New Oregon Mining Companies.
Salem, May 80. Two million-dollar
mining companies were incorporated
the past week the Helena, of Portland
and the Freeland Consolidated, of
Washington Mining Companies.
Olympia, May 80. The big mining
companies incorporated in Washington
during the week were the New York
and Alaska, of Seattle, Silver Summit,
of Spokane, and the Sunset, of Spo
kane, the latter capitalized for a mil
lion. Looking for Coal in Oregon.
Pendleton, Oregon, May 80. Coal
claims on Birch creek, 20 miles from
here, are being examined again to de
termine once for all whether or not the
property will warrant extensive devel
opment. Elks Will Boom Mines.
Portland, May 80. A special booth
for mining exhibits will be a feature of
the Elks street carnival here in Sep
tember. Ores will be obtained from
all camps of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho Mine Accident.
Boise, Idaho, .May 30. Two men
were killed and two seriously hurt by
an explosion in the tunnel of the Flori
da Mountain mine at Silver City. The
men had drilled into a missed hole and
the heavy explosion followed.
Last of the Nome Rush.
Seattle, May 30. The first rush to
Nome is over. Up to date 67 boats
have left this port for Nome, cairying
more than 10,000 passengers, enormous
freight tonnage, and several hundred
horses and cattle.
In the Klondike Country.
Taooma, May 80. Skagway news
less than two weeks old says the Yu
kon river is open to Dawson City, and
Lake Bennett is also open.
Coal Mine Sold.
Renton, Wash.. May 30. The coal
mine here owned and operated for seven
years by a co-operative company has
been sold to Jacob Furth, of . Seattle,
Group of Claims Bonded. .
Pendleton, Or., May 30. The Olin
group in the Greenhorn mountains has
been bonded by Joe Basler, of this city,
to a representative of the Standard Oil
Company for $30,000. If development
work now going on proves satisfactory
mining will be done vigorously this
Looking for Oold Mines.
Baker City, Or., May 30. A party
of Colorado miners have started from
here for the North Powder section, pi
loted by G. Downs, who owns copper
properties up there. They claim to be
out for Denver capitalists, to buy any
thing offered in gold mines worth hav
ing. Seven Devils Mining Country.
Spokane, May 30. The Seven Devils
mining country in Idaho will have the
Pacific & Northern Idaho railroad
built into the heart of it this summer,
as 60 miles of extension work, is plan
ned. Immense ore traffic is expected
by the general manager of the road, P.
New Road to the Mines.
Brownsville, Or., May 30. Survey
ors are running a line np the Calapooia
for a new wagon road to the mines, as
Linn county wants the trade of that
section. The road will pass through
heavy timber country and some new
California Oold Output.
San Francisco, May 30. Charles G.
Yale, of the San Francisco mint, says
the gold output of California was $15,
336,031. Silver $504,012. Placer
mines, river bed, bar mines and diedg
ing yielded $1,401,386. In all the
mines of the state 18,700 men are em
ployed. Vinson on His Feet Again.
Baker City Or., May 30. Opera
tions on the Magnolia and Little Giant
gold mines is reported for immediate
start, as W. L. Vinson is said to be on
his feet again. These mines are
equipped with modern ten stamp mills.
Discoveries Around Oold Hill.
Gold Hill, Or., May 80. Some new
gold discoveries are heard of on the
eastern branch of Quartz creek, and
still others on the west side of Gold
PLEADED FOR BOERS
Senator Wellington Spoke on
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE
Attack Upon the Industrial Commission
aa a Republican Campaign Ha
chine In the House.
Washington, May 31. In the course
of a speech in favor of the adoption of
a resolution expressing the senate's
sympathy for the Boers today, Welling
ton referred to a secret understanding
existing between the United States and
Great Britain. When Lodge demanded
proof that such an understanding ex
isted, Wellington said that, under the
circumstances, it was difficult to pre
sent tangible proof, but he believed
the proof could be found in the secret
archives of the etate department.
Lodge replied that under our form of
government no such understanding
could exist, and, as the secretary of
state had emphatically denied the ex
istence of any alliance or understand
ing, he believed the country would ac
cept his statement as true.
The reading of the sundry civil ap
propriation bill was completed, but not
all of the committee amendments have
been disposed of. A lively debate was
precipitated over the proposition to
continue the life of the industrial com
mission until October 31, 1901.
Charges were made that the commis
sion was being used as a Republican
campaign machine, and that important
testimony had been suppressed. The
committee amendment, however, was
This was a dull day in the house,
marking the near approach of final ad
jourmnnet. -The Alaska civil govern
ment bill was passed, and some odds
and ends of legislation were cleaned
up. Dalzell gave notice that the anti
trust resolution and bill reported by
the judiciary committee would be con
sidered Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day of this week under a special order.
WORK OF OUTLAWS.
Assassinate Two Officers Who Are in
Furuit Dead Men Unarmed.
Salt Lake, May 81. A special to the
Herald from Thompson, Utah, says:
A cowardly assassination occurred
about 50 miles north of here yesterday
at noon. Sheriff Tyler, of Grand
county, and Sam Jenkins, a cattle
owner, were shot and instantly killed
by outlaws on Hill creek, about 50'
miles north of here.
The sheriff, Jenkins and Deputy
Sheriff Day have been on the hunt for
cattle rustlers for several days, in fact,
ever since they killed George Currie on
April 17. The posse had separated
from Sheriff Preece, of Uintah county,
and posse, early in the morning, the
latter being about three miles away
when the shooting occurred. The story
of the killing, as told by Deputy Sheriff
Day, who was only about 50 yards
away when the shooting occurred, is as
The officers came upon the outlaws'
camp unexpectedly. As soon as they
saw the outlaws they dismounted and
advanced towards them. When with
in a few yards from the outlaws, Sheriff
Tyler spoke to them, saying, "Hello,
The reply made could not be heard
by Deputy Sheriff Day, but immediately
after it was made, Sheriff Tyler and
Jenkins turned towards their horses,
supposedly with the intention of leav
ing to get more assistance. As soon as
their backs were turned, the outlaws
shot them through the back, the bul
lets coming out of their breasts, killing
them almost instantly.
KEMPFF AT TAKU.
Near the Scene of Trouble to Protect
Washington, May 31. A cablegram
received at the navy department today
stated that the Newark had been des
ignated to act as flagship of the senior
squadron commander, and- that the ves
sel sailed from Nagasaki last Saturday
and arrived at Taku forts yesterday.
Rear Admiral Kempff is the senior
squadron officer described in the dis
patch, and his visit to Taku, the near
est point to Peking attainable for large
vessels, has attracted much attention.
It is understood that there is already a
formidable fleet of European warships
gathered at Taku, and since the with
drawal of the Wheeling the American
fleet has been unrepresented at that
While prepared to act concurrently
with, though independently of, the
European powers in the protection of
the life and property of foreigners in
China. Admiral Kempff has not at pres
ent any intention of making a hostile
demonstration in the Pei-Ho river. It
is believed that he is at Taku solely for
the purpose of getting as near as possi
ble to Minister Conger and the Ameri
can legation at Peking.
The Hancock at Hong Hong.
Hong Kong, May 81. The transport
Hancock has arrived here with the
members of the new Philippine com
mission on its way to Manila.
Los Angeles, May 81. Rev. William
Joseph Beecher, a missionary of the
Latter Day Saints, who came to this
city Friday, was found dead in his
room here yesterday. He had blown
out the gas, and death from asphyxia
tion was the result. Beecher was sent
here from Salt Lake to assist in the
oampaign which is being waged in
Southern California in the interest of
Mormonism, and expected to remain
some months. He was evidently un
familiar with the use of gas.