C0RVALLI8 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.