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WEEKLY.
UNION Ketab. Ji
GAZETTE Eitak.
ly, 187.
Dee., 1862.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVAIiLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1300.
VOL. XXXY1I. NO. 21.
GAZETTE
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.
Pretoria and Johannesburg have been
abandoned by the Biers.
Fire destroyed the Palisade paper
mills in Hobokec, X. J., causng a losa
of $100,000.
Filipinos surprised an American gar
rison at Balncan, killing live and
wounded seven.
Decoration day was fittingly obsei ved
in the house by the passage of nearly
200 pension bills.
Boer Envoy Fisher, in an address at
Boston, says the war will not stop until
the last man is killed.
One thousand citizens will be sworn
in to assist the sheriff of St. Louis in
putting down the stieet car riots.
Cholera is spreading rapidly in
Indian famine districts, ana the death
rate has increased 40 per cent in three
days.
Boxers have attacked and burned a
mission station at Lau Tson, China,'40
miles southwest of Peking, and have
murdered the missionary in charge.
Ahmed Pasha, the Turkish vice
admiral, now in Washington, is well
pleased with American shipbuilding
and may give an order for a ciuiser for
Tnikey.
Samuel W. Walker, an inventor ol
Omaha, after working 25 years to com
plete a gold-refining machine was
struck with heart disease in Brooklyn
and died, aged 48 years.
Hon. James A. Head, Democratic
committeeman from Tennessee, wants
some place other than Kansas City for
the national convention of 1900, and
the reason is the exorbitant rates quot
ed by hotels of Kansas City.
A huge military scandal has been re
vealed at Belgrade, Servia, by the issu
ance of an order for the mobilization of
the Serivan reserves. Scarcely a uni
form was fonnd in the magazines. The
accounts of the war office, however,
show a large expenditure.
James Finnegan, a reculse, living in
the northern part of Perry county,
Ohio, was fatally tortured by masked
robbers. The old man could not be
made to tell where his money was hid
den, and the robbers beat and bnrned
him with a red hot shovel until he was
unconscious, then they gagged him,
covered him with a feather bed and
left him to die.
Many Chinese are said to be coming
north from San Francisco.
Panic and confusion are said to pre
vail everywhere in the Transvaal.
The Northern Pacific Railway has
asked for a franchise into Bellingham
bay.
Dolliver, of Iowa, may loom up
prominenty for McKinley's running
mate.
The supreme court has decided
against Dewey in the Manila bounty
case.
Fifty Japanese have been denied
landing at Tacoma, the result of a rigid
inquiry.
The steamship Breconshire arrived
at Tacoma from Yokohoma with 155
Japanese.
Republican congressmen are said to
be fearful of losing the house in the
coming election.
Rev. William Beecher, a Mormon
preac'ner, blew out the gas in Los An
geles and is dead.
Rear Admiral Kempff, commanding
the Asiatic squadron, is at Taku, ready
to protect American interests.
The steamer San Bias sailed from
Seattle for Cape Nome with 510 pas
sengers and 1,800 tons of freight.
One man was killed and several seri
ously injured by the collapse of a cold
storage building at Southampton, Eng
land. San Francisco's Chinatown will be
rigidly quarantined and no one will be
allowed to pass without proper certi
ficates. Puerto Rico asks for a tariff change.
She wants duties on rice and olive oil
reduced for a period of a year and a
half.
Count de Castellane, husband of Con
suelo Yanderbilt, caused great tumult
in the French chamber of deputies by
attacking the government.
Clouds of war are hovering over
China. Russia has ordered all availa
ble gun boats to Tkau and it is believed
the czar will soon land 20,000 troops
there.
Several Belgians and their families
were cut off by "Boxers" at Chang
Hsin Tien, 10 kilometers from Feng
Tai. They are now defending them
selves on a hill. The safety of the Bel
gian engineers is doubtful. Several
missionaries have been cut off at Poa
Ting Fu.
Gov. Allen, of Puerto Rico, possesses
a thorough knowledge of Spanish,
which ne is said to speak like a native.
Japanese promoters plan to push the
sale of tea by establishing tea saloons
in all the big cities in the United
States.
At a recent election of the school
hnard in Dundee. Scotland. Mrs. Corn-
law Martin, an independent candidate, I
polled the largest number of votes I
junong 15 candidates. j
LATER NEWS.
British agents are buying horses in
Eastern Oreogn.
Another death from plague has oc
curred in San Francisco.
Congress has appropriated about
$600,000,000 this session.
Boers are making strenuous efforts to
cut Roberts' communcations.
Three men were killed as a result of
feud at San Augustine, Texas.
Twenty-five armed insurgents sur
rendered at Calere, island of Panay.
Charles Farrell, of Albany, Or., fell
from an excursion train and was in
stantly killed.
Wirless telegraphy will be estab
lished in San Francisco, Puerto Rico
and the Philippines.
Boxers have destroyed 1,000 mission
houses throughout China. Eight
Americans are missing from one mis
sion. Mrs. Alseina Parsons Stevens, ono of
the best-known woman socialologists
in Chicago, died suddenly at the Hull
house.
President McKinley has cabled con
gratulations to Prince Albert, of Bel
gium, on his engagement to the daught
er of the Duke of Bavaria.
Robbers attempted to hold up a
train 60 miles from St. Louis, but the
plucky fight of the express messenger
and baggage master prevented their
work from being successful.
Dr. Reitz, the Boer state secretary,
Bays that England will require a perm
anent garrison of 50,000 soldiers in the
Transvaal, and that the rebellion may
be expected to continue for centuries.
He believes that many Boers will trek
to German South Africa.
Louis Klopsch, of New York, pub
lisher of the Christian Herald, who is
at Bombay, writes of the famine
itricken districts in India in the fol
lowing terms: "Every where I met the
most shocking and revolting scenes.
The famine camps have been swept bv
cholera and smallpox. Fugitives, scat
tering in all directions and stricken in
flight, were found dying in the fields
and roadside ditches. The numbers at
one relief station were increasing at the
rate of 10,000 per day."
The Russian minister of marine has
taken measures to increase the efficien
cy of the Baltic, Black sea, Mediter
ranean and Asiatic fleets. Under the
instructions given, three battleships,
three coast defense ships, one cruiser
and the imperial yacht are to be held
in reserve in the Baltic; five battle
ships, three torpedo gunboats, one
transport, one third-class cruiser and
one training ship in the Black sea, and
in the Mediterranean, the Russian
squadron will comprise one battleship,
three gunboats and one torpedo gun
boat. Strikers of St. Louis are quieting
down.
The plague situation at San Francisco
Is unchanged.
Washington diplomats say England
Is the cause of the Chinese trouble.
S. H. Clark, formerly receiver of the
Union Pacific railway, is dead at St.
Louis, aged 68.
The constitutional amendment em
powering congress to regulate trusts
was voted down in the house.
Eight men were killed and several
severely wounded, by an explosion of
nitro-glycerine at Marietta, Ohio.
Russia has 11,000 troops at Taku and
14,000 at Port Arthur, ready to take
part in the disintegration of China.
A general strike by all the building
trades at Kansas City has been ordered
and 5000 workmen will be involved.
One man was killed and several
severely injured by an explosion in the
Eastman Kodak works in Rochester,
N. Y.
Robbers blew up the safe of the Bank
of Sheldahl, at Des Moines, Iowa, se
cured $1,600 and escaped, after holding
50 citizens at bay with rifles.
Jose P. Ruiz, who shot into a group
of small children and killed Patricio
Channon at Albuquerque, N. M., May
28, 1898. was hanged at that place.
An epidemic of black cancer previals
at West Derby, Vt., three deaths hav
ing occurred within a week. About 50
bouses have been quarantined, schools
closed, and everything possible is be
ing done to prevent a further spread of
the plague.
El Correo Espanol, the organ of the
Spanish colony at the City of Mexico,
says regarding Enlgand's policy of an
nexing the Boer republics: - "Poor
Boers. The world has applauded your
heroism, but has not moved a finger to
prevent the spoliation of which you are
the victims. The 19th oentuiy goes
out dishonorably."
News has reached San Francisco
from Lapaz that Colonel Rafael Garcia
Martinez, governor of the of the south
ern district of Lower California, will
be recalled by President Diaz on ac
count of complaints made against him
by Robert F. Grigsby, superintendent
of the Triunfo silver . mine, 35 miles
from Lapaz. The Triunfo is the larg
est producer in Lower California. The
nature of the trouble is not made pub
lic, but it is asserted that the operation
of the mine was in some way hampered
by the governor, and complaint was
made to President Diaz.
The Seaman's Friend Society has
placed 1,068 libraries on American
naval vessels.
Judge Simon E. Baldwin, of the Con
necticut supreme court, publicly advo
cates the whipping post for petty of
fenders. The Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, in session in Milwaukee, unan
imously adopted a resolution expressing
disapproval of attaching anything of an
advertising nature to the American flag
TROUBLE IN SAMOA
German Part of It in an Unt
settled State.
CAUSED BY MATAAFA FACTION
la Tutuila and the Other America
Islands the Natives are Peace
able and Happy.
Apia, Samoa, May 13, via San Fran
cisco, June 4. Since the German flag
was hoisted in Samoa, affairs have
been in an unsettled state. The Ma
taafa faction until after Easter re
mained in or around Apia, claiming
that although they had given the king
ship to the commissioners in July last,
they had not by any means given up
their rights to govern the islands under
the guarantee given to them by the
Berlin treaty, which assured the au
tonomy of the Samoan group and the
right of the natives to elect their own
king. Mataafa claimed that the treaty
powers had no right to hand over the
government of the islands to any single
power, and that such a course was not
assented to by his people.
Dr. Solf, the newly appointed gov
ernor of German Samoa, had thus at
the very outset of his career a difficult
and trying position to face. After sev
eral interviews, in which the matters
were discussed from the different points
of view, the natives agreed to return
to their homes and there await further
news after the arrival of dispatches
from the German government. It is
generally understood the governor con
ceded the right of the majority of the
natives to be the party who should be
consulted later in the formation oi the
native administration and be entitled
to appointments thereunder. The
Mataafa party claims that "the spoils
belong to the victors."
In Tutuila the American representa
tive, in the person of Commander Til
ley, of the United States steamer Aber
enda, has had a much more agreeable
and pleasant experience than Dr. Solf.
There the natives hailed with enthusi
asm the hoisting of "Old Glory" At
Manua, the island lying east of Tutuila,
the chiefs have requested Commander
Tiller to visit the islands in person and
there hoist the flag. This he consent
ed to do, and the date fixed for the
function was May 17, bnt at the time
of writing there is no news from that
place.
Customs regulations have been pro
mulgated by the commander. The
only port of entry in Tutuila is Pango
Pango. The duties are the same as
formerly collected under the Berlin
treaty, with the one exception that the
export duty on copra has been abolish
ed. Lands are not to be alienated by
the natives, although lands may be
leased for a period not exceeding 40
years with the approval of the com
mander. The natives will be governed
in districts. There are three districts,
each under a chief. Under the chiefs
are the judges and village magistrates,
and an appeal lies from all to the com
mandant. The importation of arms
nd ammunition is strictly prohibited.
POLITICS IN SENATE.
Senators Banns, Hale and Tillman Led
In the Debate.
Washington, June 4. The senatorial
debate today was caustic and as warm
as the weather outdoors. At times the
exchanges between senators bordered
on personalities. Much of the discus
sion was of a political nature, although
in themselves the questions involved
were not essentially political. Soon
after the senate convened, a memorial
was presented from the people of Cali
fornia asking that the government pro
vide some relief for the starving people,
of India. Hale, with this as a text,
severely arraigned Great Britain for
expending hundreds t millions of dol
lars in crushing liberty and freedom
in South Africa, instead of caring for
the helpless and dying people of Eng
land's chief colony. Aldrioh charged
Hale with making political speeches
on irrelevant matters, and a little
later, when Hale reported a further dis
agreement on the naval appropriation
bill, an exciting discussion arose over
the armor-plate question. A sharp
political twist was given to the debate
by a speech which Hanna delivered in
favor ot leaving the whole matter in
the hands of the senate conferees, and
of conferring discretionary powers upon
the secretary of the navy in accordance
with the house "proposition. He be
came involved in a controversy with
Tillman and Allen over the govern
ment's ability to manufacture armor
satisfactorily, in which the sparks flew,
to the intense interest of the auditors.
Teller, Allen and Pettigrew replied to
Hanna, all speaking in a political vein.
The bill finally was returned to confer
ence. Seventy-nine private pension
bills were passed, and also the military
academy bill carried amendments mak
ing General Miles and all future com
manders of the arrfSy lieutenant-generals,
and General Corbin a major
general. Consideration of the last of
the appropriation bills, the general de
ficiency bill, was began, but was not
completed.
Delia Fox Is Insane.
New York, June 4. Delia May Fox,
the well-known actress, was today com
mitted to an insane asylum by Justice
McAdams on petition of ber brother
and on evidence of physicians, showing
that she is laboring under delusions.
A contract has been let by Mrs. Jan
L. Stanford for the new chemistry
building at the Leland Stanford uni
versity. The total contract is slightly
in excess of $100,000.
PLAQUE SITUATION.
Chines of San Francisco State Their
Grievances In Detail.
San Francisco, June 2. Referring to
quarantining of Chinatown, the attor
neys for the Chinese Six Companies
have made the following statement:
"We shall do nothing precipitantly
in the way of litigation, and therefore
we do not contemplate making an ap
plication to the courts at this time for
any order to modify or hinder the oper
ations of the board of health.
"A cause of considerable uneasiness
among the inhabitants of Chinatown is
the lack of quarantine regulations thus
far observed within the ' quarantined
district. The general quarantine order
keeps 20,000 people within a pre
scribed district, and that a compara
tively samll district. In this district
It is not claimed that there are or ever
have been more than nine or ten cases.
The contention made by the people who
are subject to the quarantine is that if
it is necessary to quarantine this num
erously populated district, it is the
duty of the board of health to go furth
er and quarantine or isolate the houses
and persons who are said to be in
fected.
"We shall also request the board of
health to proceed vigorously with the
sanitation of the quarantined district
The question of expense is a secondary
matter. If genuine bubonic plague ex
ists there, the city should stop at noth
Inmg to stamp it ont. A million dol
lars would be a mere trifle to expend
in doing this work quickly and well."
Chinese Consul Ho Yow takes the
position that the municipal government
of San Franoisco is bound to furnish
necessaries for the support of the quar
antined Chinese.
The federal authorities refused to
issue clean bills of health to the steam
ers City of Peking and Australia,
which have sailed for the Orient and
Honolulu. They will have to undergo
quarantine and fumigation on reaching
Hawaii.
EXPLOSION AT AN OIL WELL
Four Farmers Killed and Seven Ser
iously Injured.
Marietta, O., Junet2. An explosion
of nitro-glycerine on the Kelly farm, a
few miles east of this city, resulted in
four deaths, four fatally injured and
three seriously injured. Fifty quarts
of nitro-glcyerine had been lowered in
a 370-foot well. The "go devil" was
dropped as nsual, but failed to set the
shot off . A 'squib" was made with
glycerine in a tube connected by a fuse.
This was dropped and in striking the
can at the bottom the main shot ex
ploded and sent great quantities of
water, oil and the nnexploded squib
into the air. The squib fell on the
derrick floor unnoticed. As soon as
the water cleared away there was a
great rash to the derrick by the inquis
itive countrymen. The Marietta Tor
pedo Company and contractors could
not keep them back, but fled to a safe
distance themselves. There were
about 15 in the derrick when the fuse
to the squib ignited the glycerine, and
the tenible result followed.
William M. Watson, H. E. Selton,
Frank S peers and Thomas Daniels were
killed. Those fatally wounded are
James P. Speers, Herman Speers, Daw
son Stallar and William Carpenter.
Those seriously injured are John Stal
lar, Walter Daniels and Henry Stallar.
AU the victims are residents of this
county, well-to-do and prominent citi
zens. EN ROUTE TO PEKING.
Small Forces Landed From the Foreign
Warships Fast Tien Tisn.
Tien Tsin, June 2. A special train
started for Peking this afternoon with
the follownig forces:
Americans, seven officers and 56
men; British, three officers and 72
men; Italians, three officers and 39
men; French, three officers and 72
men; Russians, four officers and 71
men; Japanese, two officers and 24
men.
The foreign contingent also took with
them five quiek firing guns. It is be
lieved that the foreign troops will be
opposed at the first gate of the capital
outside the wall.
Eight-Tear-Old Hero.
Media, Pa., June 2. Two children
were dragged from a burning honse on
the truck farm of T. Steerbicksloe last
night by their 8-year-old brother. His
mother, carrying the baby and a lamp,
fell on the stairway, the lamp setting
fire to the house. The boy, realizing
that the house was doomed, dragged
oat a brother and a sister, who were
intent on rushing through the fire to
their mother. Then he returned for his
mother, whosa arms clasped the baby,
but her weight was too great for his lit -tla
arms, and, as the flames were clos
ing on him, he fled heart-broken to a
place of safety.
Ignorant Foreigners In a Riot.
Chicago, June 2. A free dispensary
at 510 West Eighteenth street, said to
be conducted by medical students,
was attacked today by a crowd of in
furiated Bohemians and Lithuanians,
and before the police arrived in re
sponse to a riot call, the building was
badly damaged. Today a boy disap
peared, and his boy companion report
ed that he had been waylaid and killed
by the doctors. In a few moments a
mob of several hundred people was at
work demolishing the building. The
police arrived and several arrests were
made before the crowd was dispersed.
Later the missing boy was found un
harmed. Flagrue Under Control.
Chicago, June 2. Bubonic plague,
which has been epidemic in Sydney,
Australia, is said to be under the con-
t trol and dying oat, in a private cable
gram received by Charles Oliver, head
of the commission in charge of the
railways of New South Wales, who is
visiting Chioago.
WAS IT AGUINALDO:
The Filipino Leader or His
Adjutant Shot.
COMPANIONS TOOK HIM AWAY
Richly Caparisoned Horse Was Left,
With Saddle-Bags Containing- In
surgent's Diary and Papers.
Yiagn, Luzon, via Manila, June 5.
Major March, with his detachment ot
the Thirty-third regiment, overtook
what is believed to have been Agui
naldo's party on May 19, at Lagat,
about 100 miles northeast of Vigan
The Americans killed or wounded an
officer, supposed to be Aguinaldo,
whose body was removed by his fol
lowers.
Aguinaldo had 100 men. Majoi
March 125, the American commander
reaching La Boagan, where Aguinaldo
had made his headquarters since M irch
6, on May 7. Aguinaldo had fled seven
hours before leaving all fh- beaten trails
and traveling through the forest along
the beds of streams. Toward evening,
May 19, Major March struck Agui-
naldo's outpost about a mile outside of
Lagat. killing four Filipinos and cap-
tui ing two. From the latter he learned
that Aguinaldo had camped there foi
the night, exhausted and half starved.
Major March's men entered Lagat on
the run. They saw the insurgents scat
tering into the bushes or over the pla
teau. A thousand yards beyond th
town, on the mountain side, the figure t
of 25 Filipinos dressed in white with
their leader on a gray horse were
silhouetted against the sunset. The
Americans fired a volley and saw the
officer drop from his horse. His fol
lowers fled, carrying the body. The
Americans, on reaching the spot.
caught the horse, which was richly
saddled. Blood from a badly wounded
man was on the animal and on tht
ground. The saddle bags contained
Aguinaldo's diary and some private
papers , including proclamations. One
of these was addressed: To the Civ
ilized Nations." It protested against
the American occupation of the Philip
pines. There was also found copies of
Senator Beveridge's speech, translated
into Spanish and entitled: ' 'The Death
Knell of the Filipino People."
Major March, believing that the
Filipinos had taken to a river which is
a tributary of the Chico, followed it for
two days, reaching Tiao, where he
learned that a party of Filipinos had
descended the river May 20 on a raft
with the body of a dead or wounded
man upon a litter, covered with palm
leaves. There Major March reviewed
his command, shoeless and exhausted,
and picked out 24 of the freshest men,
with whom he beat the surrounding
country for six days longer, but with
out finding any trace of the insurgents.
The Americans pushed on, and arrived
at Aparri, May 29.
The officer shot was either Aguinaldo
or his adjutant, and as the horse was
richly caparisoned, it is fair presump
tion that it was Aguinaldo.
STILL FAR FROM QUIET.
Several Disturbances by the St. Louis
Car-Strikers.
St. Louis, June 5. A riot of small
proportions, during the progress of
which a boy was fatally shot and a
dynamite explosion ' occurred, marred
what would have otherwise been an
uneventful Sunday. As a car on the
Tower line was passing the corner of
Twelfth and Calhoun streets, a crowd
of strike sympthizers threw rocks at it.
An unknown man in the car fired a
revolver into the crowd. The bullet
struck Peter Frank, 16 years old, who
who was sitting in the doorway of his
father's house. A detachment of
police dispersed the rioters. The boy
will die.
At a late hoar this afternoon an ex
plosion of dynamite shattered the cable
conduit and switches of the Olive street
line, at the intersection of Maryland
and Boyle avenues. No one was in
jured, but traffic on that end of the line
had to be suspended. There is no cine
to the perpetrators.
More than the nsual quota of police
was furnished today for the protection
of passengers and crews, and as a re
sult the number of cars on the various
lines of the Transit Company was
materially increased. Cars were oper
ated on 16 lines.
This morning the nucleus of the first
regiment of special deputies forming
Sheriff Pohlmann's posse comitatus,
consisting of 10 companies of 60 men,
each armed with shotguns, were as
signed to active service in preserving
order. Their duties consisted in pa-
troling the streets and doing guard
dnty at the various power houses and
car sheds.
. Floods In Texas.
Dallas, Tex., June 4. Tremendous
rains have fallen in the last two days.
The rise in the Brazos at Waco since
last night in 23 feet and the river is
still rising six inches an hour. It is
ont of its banks, and much alarm is felt.
Trackmen and section men on the
Central New England railroad in Con
necticut and New York, struck for
$1.50 a day.
The Strike In Chalon, France.
Cbalon, Sur Saone, France, Jane 5.
The strike here reached a critical
stage last night, and today the city is
studded with soldiers. The trouble
began during, the afternoon, and at
night the street lamps were extinguish
ed and missies of all sorts were thrown
at the i cavalry and gendarmes, who
fired, killing one of the rioters and
wounding 20, some of them sexiously.
Fifteen gendarmes and two cavalrymen
were injured. The trouble is not yet
ended.
MINES AND MINING.
New Gold Camp Springs Up at Ketchl
kan. Alaska.
Seattle; Jnne 4. Reports from
Ketchikan, Alaska, brought here by
Portland men, tell of a new gold camp
that has sprang np near Ketchikan, at
a place called Port Johnson, bnt here
after to be known as Dolomite, where
a postoffice has been established by the
United States. The place takes its
name from the dolomite formation that
abounds and some rich veins of free
milling quartz have been discovered.
Discovered by Portland Men.
The first discoveries at Dolomite are
claimed by Portland men, and the first
mine ready to ship ore is owned by
Portlanders, J. B. Capp, A. B. Eardley,
W. F. Sohedd and others, who are
proud of their Valparaiso group. From
tide water to the mine, about one
mile, a road is being built. The ledge
of this property is about seven feet
wide, runs east and west and some as
says show upwards of 133 ounces of
gold and 58 ounces of silver to the ton.
Ore shipments will beign in about one
month.
Other Good Properties.
Another mine near Dolomite is the
Golden Fleece, and the 100-foot tun
nel run into the ledge has produced
good results. Dunn & Company, own
ers of this mine, are building a tram
way from the town out to the mine,
and will also run another tunnel 300
feet below the first, cutting the ledge.
On the beauty group a 40-foot shaft
has been sunk on the vein. The own
ers, J. A. Preston and O. C. Clemens.
have brought some hoisting and pump
ing machinery from Seattle for this
mine and will sink another shaft and
cross-cut the ledge.
Bonded Three Clal-ns.
Three claims in the Dolomite camp,
not far from the Golden Fleece, have
been bonded by Judge Munley, of Port
land, for $30,000, and development
work will be pushed at once by R. L,
Dunn. Judge Munley 's personal repre
sentative on the ground is Major Free
man, oi Portland.
This new mining settlement, now
known as Dolomite, is situated on the
east shore of Prince of Wales island,
28 miles south of Ketchikan, Alaska,
and is thought to be in a rich mineral
zone.
Will Build a Stamp Mill.
James Bowden, superintendent of
the Crackerjack mine, near Ketchi
kan, was at Portland last week arrang
ing for machinery for a stamp mill on
the property, as the mine is worth it,
with a three-foot vein of rich ore along
the surafce for a distance equal to three
claims, between walls of slate and por
phery, and recent assays demonstrate
the mineral to be worth around $400
to the ton. The mine is located with
in three miles of a good harbor and In
dians have been employed to carry out
ore at 52.50 per day. They work all
right umtl a. few dollars have been
earned, then quit and spend their
money.
Ketchikan Is a Trading Center,
Trade for a distance of 50 miles in
all directions seeks Ketchikan and the
town is able to provide for the ordinary
needs of the people. The town is grow
ing and seems to be satisfied with the
prospects for the future. The Nome
rush has not affected this camp and aa
mining goes on the year round, there
is reasonable permanency to the busi
ness interests. Numerous canneries
are operated in the neighborhood every
summer, having a fair run of fish for
the two months of the busy season,
July and August.
GALICE CREEK DISTRICT.
Reeves & Williams, who own the Cold
Spring copper mine, in the Galice
Creek district, are poshing develop
ment work on their property. A large
amount of ore is on the dump which as
says well, both in gold and copper,
says the Medford, Ore., Mail. The
ledge is clear cut, well defined, has
perfect walls, and there is indication
that it will prove to be a permanent
an valuable property.
BURNT RIVER MINES. The
Burnt River Gold Mining and Dredging
Company contemplates building a $75,
000 electric plant on its property, with
600-horse power capacity, for operat
ing the mills, hoists and lighting the
tunnels and shafts of the mines. This
is one of the large properties of East
ern Oregon, embracing large quarts
claims and placer grounds.
WILL OPEN NEW COAL MINE.
E. J. Curson, of Los Angeles, has ar
ranged to open a large coal mine near
Coos City, Ore., says the News of that
city, with water shipping facilites, and
if necessary a shaft will go down 1,000
feet.
FURNACES WILL START. Fur
nace operations will soon begin at the
Black Butte mines, near Cottage Grove,
Ore., and instead of working 40 men,
as now, a large increase will be the re
sult. PRnnrTCINO GOLD. The old
Henry Wines claim, near Medford,
Ore., that created big excitement in
1866, is still a good producer and the
winter's clean-up has been very profit
able. BEEF FOR NOME. A steamer load
of cattle went from Portland this week
for the Nome gold sifters.
ELECTRIC PLANT. Funds for the
electric plant and dam at Swan falls,
on the Snake river, in Idaho, are avail
able, and the Consolidated Trade Dol
lar Mining Company expects to gener
ate enough power for its mills and
mines, besides lighting all the prop
erty. NEW COMPANY. The Jersev Gold
Minim? & Milliner Comuanv. caDital
$150,000, is a new one at Baker City,
having mining property near by.
JlHE VOTE OF OREGON
Republicans Win the General
Election.
THE MAJORITY IS NOT LARGB
Republican Candidates Car State Offices)
and Congressmen Elected Legis
lature Will Be Republican.
Portland, June 5. Returns received
np to 3 o'clock this morning give very
little definite information. They in
dicate, however, that the state is safely
Republican. The vote polled fell con
siderable short of the registration, and
for the most part the election was very
quiet. Wolverton is re-eleoted judge
of the supreme court, and Bailey is re
elected dairy and food commissioner.
Moody is safe for congressman in the
Second district and probably Tongue in
the first, with slightly reduced plural
ity. The legislature will be Republi
can, but probably less heavily so than
the last one. Fusionists were success
ful in electing part of the county offi
cers in several counties.
Vote by Counties-.
Multnomah Results in Multnomah
county were mixed. Moody has a ma
jority of 5,000. Howe, Republican, im
probably elected mayor.
Baker Incomplete returns s&o.w
that the Republicans carried the coun
ty by a small plurality.
Clatsop The Republican state ticket
has a large majority in this county.
Umatilla Democrats will carry
most of the county offices, but the lie
publican state ticket will receive a ma
jority. Wasco Indications are that Moody's)
majority is about that oi two year
ago.
Oilman Returns from this county
indicate a close contest. Three pre-,
cincts heard from give Moody 166,,
Smith 130. The Democrats will elect,
some of the county officers..
Morrow Morrow has gone Republic
can by 200. Moody leads the ticket..
Republican county ticket is elected.
Grant The Republican state and
legislative ticket carried this county.
For sheriff and school superintendent
Democrats are elected.
Union The vote in this county is
close, five precincts giving Moody 233,,
Smith 232.
Sherman Moody is in the lead in
this county.
Marion Incomplete returns from
net xly all precincts indicate that the
Republican ticket is elected by a large
majority.
Douglas Indications are that the
entire Republican ticket is elected in
this county, with the exception of as
sessor and one representative, which
are in doubt. Tongue is running up
with his ticket. Wolverton is getting
his party vote.
Yamhill Tongue has carried this
county. Vote on county officers is
close. Democrats make a gain.
Columbia Moody will have 300 ma
jority in this county.
Lane The election of the entire Re
publican legislative ticket is oonceded.
Tongue is ahead.
Linn Partial returns from 10 out of
30 precincts in this county indicate
the election of two Republican repre
sentatives. Judge Wolverton will car
ry the county by probably 500. Tongue
is running ahead of ins ticket. '
Jackson Of 280 votes counted,.
Tongue gets 153 and Daly 115. Dem
ocrats carried a number of county offi
cers. Josenhine One-third ot the total
vote in Grant's Pass shows a Republi
can majority oi zo on state omcers.
Representatives about even.
Clackamas Incomplete returns
from seven precincts show Republican
pluralities for Tongue 174, Wolverton
165, Bailey 50. It is conceded that
the entire Republican county ticket is
elected with the exception of sheriff.
Benton Five precincts complete out
of 15 give Dalv 278, Tongue 257.
Democrats here probably carried the
county.
Klamath Contest is close and re
sults uncertain.
Coos It is concede! that the legis
lative and district Republican ticket is
successful. The county, ticket will be
mixed.
Curry Five precincts in this county
give Daly 77, Tongue 129.
Polk Nine out of 21 precincts givd
486 for the Republicans and 420 for
the Fusionists.
Hearing Tien Tsln.
Tien Tsin, Jane 6. The Boxers are
reported four miles off, and an attack
is expected. Everything is ready, and
the residents are confident. Thirty-
five German missionaries arrived her
this evening. Three Belgian engineers
have arrived. The French consul says
11 are missing, but there are hopes of
saving them. ..
Gomes In Havana.
Havana, June 6. General Maximo
Gomez arrived here this morning. He
was met by representatives of the var
ious political societies and an enthus
iastic crowd. On reaching the palace
Gomez stood up in his carriage and sa
luted General Wood, who was on the
balcony.
Baden Weiler, Baden, June 6. Ste
phen Crane, the American author and
war correspondent, died here today.
aged BO years.