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Consolidated Feb.
COEV-AXLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1901.
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NO. 41.
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EVENTS OF THE MY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
' ; .. .THE WORLD.
OF
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
r . Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed. Form Which U Most
, . . Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Readers. - ' ';.''; f
- - The Turks are preparing "- to attack
Koyeit. ; .. "
' vThe cabinet discussed Mckay's Pa
cific cable scheme. ' '.
Venezuela is" Sending more troops
. 'toJthe' Goajira frontier.
' - Pro-Boers "in Bermuda aided Dutch
war prisoners to escape. . ' ' ;
- Duke., and Duchess of , York began
their homeward journey.1 '-
.-. u Prooiiuent names are mentioned. in
connection with the Heistano affair.
"s : German, owners christen their ships
, an honor of Oregon- and .the .Colum-
bis. ..' ". . ; ' ' - " ..-,,
- - Plans are about completed for the
.opening , pf the : Fort Hall, Idaho,
'Indian reservation. ' ' ' ;
, Important ' decision" regarding , the
sale of.. lands," on .which . payments
are overdue, by the Oregon " State
Land Board. ' ;-" r -' t-v:-. ' - - :; ',
American-Ship" Iroquois dismasted.
,; Joining par robbed of $400Vt' Ash-
ianAi'.Vr y- , ';
.hr; Colombia has a cabinet crisis oij
hand. ' v ' ;
... "Heavy " increase-: in visible" .grain
.Supply, -.iAiij -ft; v-j;
; Several . miners killed. in arhineex
' vjjpsion npar Vietoria.B . C. . j '
Official .inyegtigatibrr beganc-f the
alleged' Manila hemp combination. : ,-.
''M!iXh!;fike. and,-.Ductiess' of York
" ..were royally entertained' by Vancou-
ver, B..Gt:.4; ... .7:!; ' ' ' V '
--Seiitinel....was deceived in thinking
B&hta were, intruders at the ' tomb of.
; jucii.iniey. . -.: . . ;, ;;-
v. Aapow branch of a society to
- slaughter whites discovered in the
Philippines. " ;
';.'': Venezuela's finances . are. in bad
"V t: shape, and the feeling, against Fresi
dent Castro is growing. .''" :; ; -.
Benjamin J. Goe -confesses' fthe
. murder of Edward Mclhtyre, in Gowi
litz county. Wash., last week. - ,.
f ?. Admiral: E vans',. Captain Jewell and
; Commander Miller were the new wit
nesses before the Schley court. - '
Officers did not escape in the dis
aster at Samarf as at first reported.
Two; soldiers from the . fight bring
. , ...the news. .. ... ):" . :. ' i . :,
or Priuce Chun has' started for home.
Roosevelt was brevetted a brigadier
:' t 'general.- . ''..--; : i..-4" .' :'
'' '- The Londog autumn season is
full swing. . - ; ';"" -'
' ,-The Chicago elevated railroad strike
4 was a failure. . s .
TT American theatres in London are 'do
ing a good business. '
" Prowlers ' attempted to stab the
K ; gaard at the McKinley vault. '
English yachtsmen -admit that
the American yacht is a" marvelously
good one." : -
.A.-..;; -a -bloody Jieht-occured, at Beirut,
"" Syria, between-Mussulmans and
' Christians i -.'
" The secretary of ; the American em
' "'basBy at Paris has written a.: work -on
" '-Columbus. . r
"""" Pol ice and strikers fougbt-a pitched
battle in San Francisco, and flfiYen
men were wounded". - ; '
The fight fcetween bulls andi mat
dors maunteil.pn automobiles at-Paris
t was a failure. The bulls would not
'."ittadk' ttie" autombilesi .,-'; A,
ny insurgent- Iff . fioutbern - Samar.
The troopB-'M-ete .attacked ..while at
breakfast.randjlstitjbeir.ammuriition
nd8tores..M . " ...
United States transport Kosecrafis
. arrived ' from St. Michaels with 427
soldiers. - Stowaway on the Kosecratis''
I- gives gloomy, account of conditions
. at Cape Xbme. '' - " - - i
.. fNatal does jnot reaf an invasion of
JJoers. .. . ' "", ' '' :
i '-.iCh-iJia's apojpgyis satisfactory to
Japan. . " "': H .
' - There-are 12 cases of pkgwes at
Naples. ! (..; . .;
The port of Bio, Brazil, is affected
fcy the plaguev ; .-,
c"Mrs. McKinley continues : to im
prove in health. 1 ; .
"'Gompers and Mitchell challenge
Shaffer to prove -his ehar-ges. ;
-General Corbinjound conditions in
the Philippines satisfactory, r
' ' Ten Boer leader jecently teaptured
have been-permanently banished.
The steamer Sierra arrived from
Australia with $2,500,000 in gold. .
- The Duke of York and party left
Ottawa for the west. . .
., Treasury officials figure out an accu
mulation of $540,000,000 of gold
within a year. .
The river Dee in Scotland has had
. more poems written in its honor than
- any other stream oh the. British isle.
, The English bought $360,000 worth
of .American; shoes in ; 1898 and in
creased their purchases last year to
$1,150,000. English shoe firms are
'trying to save themselves by putting
in American machinery.
PRO-BOERS IN BERMUDA.
Aided Dutch Prisoners of War to Escape from
the British Camps.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Oct. 3. The
pro-Boers in Bermuda are excelling
themselves over the 'escape of some
prisoners of war whom they made
very effort to aid in their attempts
to regain their freedom. -Last Satur
day night three men a nephew of
the late Commandant Joubert, Alfred
Martinas Joubert,. and two brothers,
named Indemar made their escape
from the prison at Darrell's Island
and swam over to the Princess hotel,
where they dressed themselves in
clothing carried over,, tied in bundles,
on a plank. Then, making their
way to a livery stable in Hamilton,
they hired a trap and drove to the
residence of Dr. Outerbridge, at
Bailey's bay, and then retired to a
place of concealment in the neighbor
hood. The search continued for two.
days and nights, soldiers, sailors, mil
itary and civilians teking part in it,
before, the men were captured. The
affair has caused ' great excitement
here,- not merely because the men
succeeded in. making an escape, but
because of the apparent exhibition of
the pro-Boer spirit here. .
CABLE TO PHILIPPINES.
Proposed Scheme of John W. Mackay Is Dis
cussed at a Cabinet Meeting.
Washington, Oct. 3. Five of eight
members of the cabinet "were present
at ' today's : meeting. The principal
subject discussed was that of a cable
ttt Hawaii, - Guam - and --the Philip
pines. . A proposal has been made to
lay a commercial Cable irom ban
Fraheisco' to connect- thesejslands,
and ' the question . under discussion
was whether, under our peace treaty
with Spain, the. United States could
authorize "or in any Way encourage
the laying of such a cable by private
persons. The question now at issue
is whether permission to land the pro
posed cable at Manila or some other
Philippine port would-.; be.a violation
of the terms of, the. Paris treaty; .
1 The attorney general will prepare a
statement for the president covering
all the questions, involved. . ' .
STRIKE ON SCRANTON ROAD.
Line Covering the Entire Lackawanna Valley
Is Completely Tied Up. " .
Scranton, Pa;, Oct. 3. The strike
of the employes of the Scranton rail
road company is now on, covering the
entire Lackawanna Valley from Pitts
burg to Forrest City. -. Not a car
started.' The men refused to accept
the offer of Gen.- Manager Stillman to
leave the question involved in the dis
charge of the two Carbondale conduc
tors to the arbitration of Bishop Ho
ban, or oneof the priests of the dio
cese whom he ; might name, because
the offer did not give the employes
the ; representation they demanded.
-Nearly; 600 men are .involved in the
strike. Besides the reinstatement of
the men discharged, the men. demand
the forming of a new agreement in
WlAceof the one they claim has been
violated by the company, and a uni
form scale of 20 cents per hour. : ;
-Oefaat of Invaders Confirmed.
Oolon," Oct. 3. Arrivals here from
the coast bring no news from Kio
Hacha, but they confirm the news
previously cabled, to the Associated
Press- of. .the defeate of- the Venez-
uelian invaders at the peninsula of
Goaiira by Colombian troops, unassist
ed' by. Venezuehan invaders. Sev
eral guns: . some mitrailleuses and
rifles . and ' a- large quantity, of am
munitjon: were captured. After this
defeat; the , Indians who inhabited
Goaiira captured the returning Ven
ezuelians, among-jhe prisoners being
three' Venezuehan rebej chiefs. The
invaders lost many killed. General
Orbis, .. who '. Formerly served under
General Alban, was also killed.
t -'. It-li t -4 J- . . ., ; .. , .
Costa Rica's Neutrality. -
"Washington-, Octr-2i- Referring to
news v in regard to the twombian re-
.volution in which it is said that the
liberal party has. organized", in San
Jose, Copta Rica, for the "purpose of
carrying on the revolution now in
progress in Colombia, the (JostaKican
minister states that his-goverment has
observed and will strictly observe the
laws of neutrality:
Oit In' the Kitchen Stove.
Pittsbure, Oct. 3. As -a result of
using oil to hurry along the kitchen
fire, Mrs.' Barbara Sturgent ..is dead
her husband and their son are dying,
and" two other children are very badly
burned: - The fcturgents - lived in
tenement house.. The building
caught fire and other families had to
be rescued by firemen. :
Textile Workers May Strike.
Fall River.Mass., Oct. 3. At a meet
ing here today of the textile counoi
at whichevery union in this city was
represented it was unanmously agreed
to order a strike effectve October 7-
if the manufacturers refused to grant
the 5 per cent increase in wages de,
manded recently. .
Disorders In Yangtse Province.
London,. Oct. 3. "Disorders have
arisen in the Yangtse province, ow--ing
to the ravages of the floods and
the diversion pf the. relief funds by
corrupt officials, " says the Shanghai
correspondent ; of the " Standard.
"These threaten to culminate in
rebellion. Th situation is-: very grave
arid the local authorities have been
ordered to raise troops and place the
districts in ft state of defense." .
NEWS OF THE STATE
TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PART8 OF OREGON. .
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
" Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
' Latest Market Report ' " " " t
Knights of. Pythias of La Grande
will, organize a uniform rank. , , - -
The steamer Altona made her first
trip of the season to Independence.
The Golden Standard mine on Galls
creek near Ashland has been . sold
for $40,000. . ,' "-- -
Machinery Ts on the ground for a
10-stamp mill for the Gem -mine,
near Sparta. . .- ; '
John Hart," aged 22 years, was
killed by his horse ; falling on him
near Ashland.
The Aurora flouring mills were to
tally destroyed jby fire, supposed to
be incendiary. ., . . ... . . ....
Oil ' prospectors' in ; Southeastern
Oregon report unmistakable evidences
ol oil in abundance. . rt, , s
The total assessed valuation of Polk
county is f 3, 771,447, or $641,656
greater than last year. - " I - . :: I
Close investigations reveal that the
feed prospects for the interior stock
districts are very poor.; - -, -r -. j.
A Salem man 78 years old commit
ted suicide by taking carbolic acid on
account of losses at gambling.
A deputy game warden arrested a
man. near Ashland while shoot
ing quail out season The fellow
had 13 dead bil s on his string;. .
Many specimens of gypsum, lienite.
salt, mineral" oil, fresh and salt water
shells.,. pre-hi8toric bones, etc., are be
ing found by oil prospectors in Mal
heur county. -
There is considerable excitement
er a rjch -find of Conner in the
Siskiyou mountains on Elliott creek,
where a whole mountain of copper is
said to have been discovered.
The salmon run continues good.
Wheeler county has total equalized
assessment of $957,551," -
Oil lands in Malheur county wil
be filed on by Portland syndicate.
Ninth and tenth grades have been
added - to ...the Wood burn public
8C11001S. ", " -
The county treasurer of Yamhill
is under indictment for a $1,800
shortage. ... ." ;
The old Masonic hall at'Roseburg,
now used by a steam laundry, was to
tally destroyed by .fire. ; ; , .,;".
uaner ciry owns a placer mine
which , it is estimated .will bring a
royalty oi $z,uuo a year, .w -
Work is being pushed on the
Nehalem coal mines and some coal
may be shipped this fall. -
Stone is being shipped Tfrom Forest
Grove for the stepping of the new
normal school at Weston. . -i
Auiiirax, a iaiai cattle disease, is
1.11. . '.P.! ir. 4
killing many horses and cattle in
Marion and Klamath counties,. -
The grand jury recommended that
the city authorities of Astoria enforce
the city ordinances and preserve bet
ter order. ' '
- Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, .. nominal
5353)c: bluestem. 54c : valley. 54.
Flour best grades, $2.653.5Q per
barrel: granam, $z.ou. -
Oats Old, 90$1 per cental. '
Barley-Feed, $1515.50: brewing.
$lb.UU per-ton. . -
Millstuffs Bran, : $17 18 : mid
dlings, $2021; shorts,.$1920; chop,
Hav Timothy. $11(313: clover-
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
ton. --.
Butter Fancv creamery, 25 27 Jc
dairy. I8zuc; store, izji)c per
pound,-, f
Eggs Storage 20c; fresh 2325c
-ACheese-r-Full cream, twins; 12 13
13oj Young America, 13 3 (g 14c per
pound. -: . .. -
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00; hens, $4.004. 50; dressed, 10
11S per pound; springs, $2.003.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $3.00
4.00 for young; geese, $69 per
dozen ; turkeys, iive,izioc; dressed,
1012c per pound. ? .
Mutton ljambs, aftc,- gross
dressed, 66ic per pound ; sheep,
$3.20, gross; dressed, be per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $66.25
iignt, $4.vo(go; aressea, vc per
pound. ,-. - r ,. ..
Veal . Small. ; 89c;. large,
per pound.
- Beef Gross top steers, $3.504.00
cows and heifers, $3. 00 3. 50; dressed
beef, 5be per pound.
Hops 89c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13Mc; Eastern
Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2021c per
pound. - - -
' Potatoes $1$1.15 per sack.
. Keats commonly wrote - a short
poem in a single day, taking two or
three more to polish and complete it.
. A. South Orange, N. J., man, who
has just succeeded in eating 420 clams
at a sittmg,now offers to eat 500 on a
wager. ' .' : - - ' .. '. ."
Oliver Stevens, of Boston, has been
the -county district attorney for 27
consecutive years. He is a democrat,
Tut has been twice re-elected
republicans. . .
by the
VENEZUELA IN A BAD WAY.
No
Payments Made, on Indebtedness for
Three Years-People Are Suffering.
Caracas, Venezuela, - via William-
Btad and Colon, Oct. 2. The finan
cial condition of Venezuela is best ex
emplified by the fact that the -repub-
ic has not paid interest on its foreign
or internal indebtedness for the past
38 months. Only two or three im
porting houses at Caracas are paying
expenses, business, is practically lim
ited to needed foodstuffs, many -important
- orders have been counter
manded, extreme lack of confidence
prevails in -business circles, and the
immediate future contains nothing
promising. f The " general ;: expectation-is.
.that the financial situation
will become worse before it can im
prove. The war rumors . have de
creased imports and the government
is getting into ; more severe straits
hnd money to meet the extraor
dinary expense incident to maintain
ing the;- army- on - the frontier.
Am ding the people the suffering from
the hard times is greater.. The - sala
ries of all the government civil, em
ployes have been cut in half, but
even this is not now paid. ""
Since thereverses' at Guaiira, the
government , haB ' been transferring
its attentoin to the San Cristobal
country, south - of Maracaibo; and is
sending arms, men .and 750,000
rounds of ammunition from Caracas to
Barquesimeto,' where the interior
forces are converging! The feeling
the country against President
Castro ,is growing stronger every day;
The country's 1 discontent : at General
Castro's -dictatorship is evidenced by
many comparatively insignificant
signSjhut they plainly fortell a grow
ing revolution.. A rupture between
Colombia and Venezuela would give
the revolutionary element the desired
chance to attack the government.
The president recognizes discontent
existings and is taking measures to
meet whatever -revolutionary exigen
cies may arise. .. .(
AN UNUSUAL CASE.
Severe Punishment of a Soldier for Abusing
." the Late President
Washigton, Oct. 2.! A most Unus
ual case reported to the war depart
ment is: that of Private Peter J. Der
vine Of Troop H, Eleventh Cavalry, who
was tried by a general ; Court martial
at Fort Ethan Allen,1 Vt., on the
charge of fusing" disrespectful words
against the president of the United
States, in violation of the 14th article
of war. It appears "from the evi
dence that when the news of the
shooting of President McKinley was
received at Fort Ethan Allen, Devine
expressed great satisfaction over the
crime, and applied an uncompliment
ary epithet . to 1 the . late president.
His comrades handled him roughly
before he. could be secured , in the
guard house. He was found guilty
n. the court, and sentenced to be diS'
honorably discharged from the ser
vice of "the United' States, forfeiting
an pay aim aimwauue uub mm, ana to
n - n .i i . ,
be confined at hard labor for one year.
' Ihe record of the case having been
referred to Major General Brooke' at
New York, commanding the -department
of the East, he endorsed it and
said: .- j..
"It is not within the power of the
reviewing authority to increase- the
punishment, but in order that the
prisoner may not wholly escape pun
ishment, the "sentence is approved
and will be duly - executed at Fort
Columbus, N. J., , to which: place the
prisoner will be sent under; proper
guard.". ... :.,
General Brooke s action in the case
is final, and the record is simply sent
to the war department for filing.
SWEATED OUT OF HIM.
Missouri Man Confessed That He Killed His
- Sister and Her Suitor. - -DeSoto,
Mo., Oct 2. After being
sweated eight hours, William Green
hill ..tonight made a. confession to
Posecuting Attorney r. Williams, in
which he says his brother, Daniel
Greenhill, killed their sister,- Mrs,
Sadie Uren," " and her - suitor, John
Meloy. The confession says that
the brothers objected to Meloy 's at
tentions to their sister because he was
a spendthrift, and wanted to marry
Mrs. Uren for her money. .. On- the
night ' of the murder, Saturday last,
Daniel entered the room of Mrs. Uren,
according to the. confession,- and
found the woman sitting on Melov's
lap. In a ' fit of rage, Greenhill
grabbed a hatchet and sunk it into
the head --of Meloy, after which he
brained his sister. . He then took a
revolver from Meloy's pocket and
fired into tne wounds he had inflicted
with the hatchet.
Morocco's Promise to Spain. 9
Tangier; Oct1. Savadra, the drag
oman of the Spanish legation has ar
rived at Marakesh and has been re
ceived in audience by the . Sultana of
Morocco, who .promised that all the
Spanish claims should be satisfied
The Sheriffian government 'declares
that the Spanish hoy and girl who
were recently abducted by the Moors
are Btill captive. -
Boer Prisoners Willing to Swear Allegiance.
London, Oct. 2. A dispatch to the
Times from -Colombo says that Sir
Jose Kidgeway, . the governor of the
island, has announced that 200 of the
Boer prisoners in Ceylon, have ex
pressed their willingness to take the
oath of allegiance to Kihg Edward.
The prisoners not only desire to take
the oath, but also wish to enlist in
the British army. They are willing
to serve anywhere but in South Africa.
RURNED IN A MINE
DAMAGE IS LARGE AND FLAMES
CANNOT BE CHECKED.
Twelve Men Have Been Lost They Entered
to Subdue the Fire and Could Not Get
Back Pit Lamp the Cause of the. Dis
aster The Mine May Be. Ruined and
- Survivors Deprived of Employment '
Nanaimo, B. C, Oct. 2. Curtain
Extension mine No. 2 caught, fire
from a pit lamp at noon. The fire
extended to . the . woodwork and was
caught by an - indraft and carried
through the mine. The men were
warned and .all' got out safely.
Twelve men who entered to subdue
the flames never ' came back. - Three
others went after them. "Then a res
cue party was' formed. - They were
driven out by fire, and smoke, one of
them unconscious. Then . the fire
attacked.. No.: 3 which is connected.
with No. 2.:. Several slight explosions
then occurred. Smoke noured out of
all the. entrances. ' Flames .from No.
2 "shot up into the'air:' All hope for
the men in the mine is abandoned.
'- The mine is probably ruined. No
water is -available, and there is no
way of extinguishing the fire except
by closing up the entrance, which
might cause a terrible explosion. : It
is feared'; .'that hundreds of men will
be thrown out of work.
Premier Dunsmuir, president of the
Wellington Coal ' company,' which
operates the mines, left the royal re
ception at Victoria and started for
the scene on-a- special engine. This
is the fourth disaster; in-. the mines
here this vear. ..... .. .. .
MADE FULL CONFESSION.
Benjamin J. Goe the Man Who Killed Mcln-
tyre at Chehalis, Wash.
- Chehalis, Wash., Oct. 2. By clever
detective work the murderer of Ed
ward Mclntyre has been run to earth,
and he now rests in the Kalama coun
ty jail, having made a full confession
of the shooting. Benjamin J. Goe
is the man who was arrested for the
crime, and who has admitted that he
is the guilty man. He was taken into
custody by Sheriff Huntington at
Winjock,. a . few miles from the
Patterson hop yard at Olequa, where
the murder took place. Detective
Sam Simmons, of Portland, was
the leading , spirit in the forces that
"have been working - on the case. He
arrived last week and went quietly to
work. The one fact more than any
other that led to Goe's arrest was the
discovery of the bullet and the hole
made by one of the shots' firedby him
the evening of the murder. The de
tective . and his assistants surveyed
the line of this shot and found that
it could have come from nowhere else
than-Goe's doorway - With this evi
dence -to!- support - their - suspicions,
the authorities determined to arrest
all the membeis of . the Goe family.
.nis . was done. , Warrants were
sworn . out in Kelso, and the whole'
family "was corraled on Sunday- even
ing: ?.--: "' " '., ';. .-.-.'-
BOER MATTER DECIDED. -
The Hague, Tribunal ; Will Not Assume the
- : l.i a-.. e.
i; HmMu.t in iihwviuuii. m ruiy uinh
" ' London, Oct. 2. A dispatch td the
Times from Brussels says that- the
council of The Hague Permanent
Court .of Arbitration has unanimously
decided that the question of ' the as
suming the " initiative ltt arbitration
or intervention in any -form in regard
to the south African war must bedeh
hitely abandoned. . The decision, it
is stated "probably accounts for the
fact - that the " date " of-; the meet
ing of the council to consider the ap-i
peal of the Boer representatives in
Europe had not been fixed, and it is
not likely that such a meeting will
take place for a considerable time. .
h Young Girl -Burned to ,- Death.
., Lunda, Utah, Oct. - 2. Yesterday
morning while the 7-year-old daugh-i
'i . ' -f t: . - . A. '..I ;
icr vi jjoreuzo xavis, OI ucnapa,:
Utah, was' trying; to make a cup of
coffee on the kitchen stove, her. dress
caught fire. . Her little brother, after.
vamiy- xcuLpbing . to. queuvu - tne
flames, ran 'to the "barn for his mother.:
When thejinotljer reached the house
the little girl's clothes had all been
burned from the body ?and the flesh
burnt in a terrible manner. The
little girl asked her mother to pray for
death, and while the mother prayed
the child died in great agony. - ;
i Boers Attack a Garrison.
. Durban, Natal, Oct. 2. A force'of
1,000. Boers,.; commanded by,. Gen.
Botha, made an attack which; lasted
at! day September 26, on -Portitala,
on the bordeiM iZuIuland, .The
burghers were ; finally repulsed, but
at a heavy cost tp phe garrison, whose
losses were an - officer, and 11 men
killed - and 5 officers -and 38 men
wounueo,.v in addition oa men are
missing, of which number many are
believed to have been killed or wound
ed. . The Boer Commandant Opper
man and 19 burghers were killed."
Capital and Labor in Assam. -
London, Oct. 2. The Simla corres
pondent of the Times reports that the
Assam tea planters will probably pre'
sent a'memorial embodying a request
for the . appointmemnt- pf a commis
sion to consider therpresent relations
between capital and labor m Assam.
There is said to be no chance of any-
Ulllllg U&UU1VD CTViVlUg UUUI (flJC CCll-
troversy between the planters and the
chief commissioner for the province
A PITCHED BATTLE.
Strikers and Policemen Clash in San Francis-
' co Seven Wounded. One Fatally.
San Francisco, Sept. 30, A pitched
battle between strikers and policemen
occurred shortly after 1 o'clock yester
day morning on Kearney street be
tween Post and Geary streets. Seven
men are- positively known to have
been wounded, one probably fatally,
and it is thought that several others
who escaped notice were injured. Not
less than 50 shots were fired. Several
of the injured were innocent passers
by". - A number of . plate glass windows
were broken by flying bullets. Four
special , policemen 'and a recently
discharged naval man were the target
for a combined assault of a mob of
strikers and sympathizers, number
ing, according to the declaration of
the special policemen, at least 200.
The party of special - policemen
were on their way home from a variety.
theater. When they turned into
Market street from Turk, they noticed
large- crowd following them, and
they asked Police Officer Tillman to
accompany them. Just as the party
reached Kearney street ' a shot was
fired.1 - It was followed in quick succes
sion by several others.- A regular fusi
lade ensued. : The ' crowd scatterd in
all directions, but not , before a num
ber of policemen arrived and succeed
ed in arresting about 30 of the mob.
Four were identified as striking team
sters. ; They were lieavily armed.
While Officer Tillman was attempting
to protect the specials when the first
shots were fired, one of the members
fired at him at short range. TheJjall
grazed Tillman's ear. 3. Boyne, who
was among' the injured, is a non
union carpenter. Application was
made to a number' of hackmen to
carry him away,'; but they refused to
do so because he was not a union
ROW AT M' KIN LEY'S VAULT.
Guard Shot at a'Suspicious Man, When An
other Attempted to Stab Him. ;
Canton, O., Oct. 1. A strange
story comes from Westlawn cemetery
tonight, where'a company of.'regulars
from Fort Wayne are guarding the
vault in which the body of the late
President McKinley lies. It is to the
effect that the guard on duty on top
of the vault fired .a. shot at one man
who refused to heed his challenge;
that the shot was diverted by another
man who appeared from another di
rection, and that an effort was made
to stab the guard.- - Military regula
tions prevent either ' the officers or
men of the post from' being quoted
on any matter connected with their
service, and for this reason Captain
Biddle, who is in command, was;
obliged to decline to be quoted at the
camp tonight. Je will make a. full
report to his superiors at once. Se
llable authorities made the following
statement: . "
"Private Deprend was ' on guard
duty on top' of the vault at a point
commanding the entrance below and
the approach from the rear,. Shortly
before 7 :30 he saw what he took to be
he face of a ' man "peering from be
hind a" tree about 40 feet from : his.
post. He watched it for 20 minutes,
he says, and at 7:45 saw the man
hurry to a tree . 10 feet nearer. He
challenged the man to halt but this
was hot heeded, " and the-: fellow ap
proached nearer. Deprend leveled
bis gun and aimed to shoot for effect,
but just at that instant another man,
..who came towards him from the op
posite Side, caught' Je gun, threw it
up, and the bullet:, tas- spent in the
air. t This same man. struck Deprend
on the right side of the, abdomen :with
a knife or other sharp weapon, cutting
an "ir shaped gash in -his overcoat
an inch and . a half long each way,;
and a smaller one in his blouse. - The
flesh was not broken, but was bruised'
under the clothes Deprend, in the
struggle, : fell ; and rolled down the
side of. the .vault. Lieutenant Ash-
bridge, officer of the day, was in front
of the vault: 'and rushed to the top on
hearing 'the shot, but the men made
good" their escape. All members of
jthje Company on hearing' the shot,
hurried td -the : vault, ! and ' besides
searching the cemetery, the guard
was increased." .
- Fugitive Embezzler Arrested. .
New York, Sept. 30. William Hop-
peher a confidential'- bookkeeper for
the-A.W:jFaber.Oomp'any .who disap-
peard June last, after having, it is al
leged, embezzled between $30,000 and
$40,000 has been arrested at Buenos
Ayres. It is said that extradition
papers will be secured at once. -..,
- ' 'Canteens Will Be -Maintained.
Milwaukee, Oct. 1. The annual
tour. . of. inspection , of . the board of
managers of the national soldiers
home was com pleted today with the
inspection of - the national home in
this city. : Gen. MacMahon, speaking
of the board, said j : - i.
The board has directed, to main
tain -canteens : at th home, for the
good and sufficient reason that expeY-
ience has - taught . us that it is better
for the veteran and ; the people in
the community in which the homes
are located." ' . . . . ;. .
, u ,. . - - - a. i.:a.
Germans Will Be Withdrawn. .
. Pekin' Oct. 1: It. is asserted here
on high authority that-' the German
garrison in Shanghai and the Geiman
troops who are guarding the railroad
beyond the Kiao Chou boundary will
soon be withdrawn. At the request of
Dr. Mumm von Schwarzenstein, the
German ministefi seven Chinese have
been-; tried I and sentenced to be be
headed for complicity iti the1 murder
of a German trader in th$ yillage
near Pekm. v ?
DISASTER AT SAMAR
FORTY-EIGHT AMERICANS WERE
KILLED BY FILIPINOS. -7
Attacked While at Breakfast Only 24 Mem
bers of the Company Escaped, and
Eleven Were Wounded Entire Supply
" of Store and Ammunition Captured by
: the Insurgents.
Washington, Oct. 1. The war de
partment has received the following
dispatch from Gen. Chaffee:
"Manila, Sept. 30. Adjutant
General, ... Washington : Hughes re
ports the following from Basey, South
ern Samar: 'Twenty-four men, in
Ninth Regiment, United States In
fantry, wounded, have just arrived
from Balangiga, remainder of the
company killed. Insurgents secured
all the company supplies and all rifles
except 12. Company was attacked
on morning of Sept. 28; companv 72
strong. "CHAFFEE""
The news of the disastrous fight
was sent promptly by General Hughes,
commanding in that island, to General
Chaffee at Manila, and by him trans
mitted to the war department. It
reached the department during the
early hours today, and Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin, realizing its importance,
at once made it public, after sending
a copy, to the White House.
The news created a sensation in
official circles. It was the first severe
reverse that has occurred for a long
time. Still, the officials were not un
prepared for the news of just this
character from' Samar, in which the
revolution started by Aguinaldo still
continues. Samar is a country about
as large as the state of Ohio and the
American forces of occupation num
ber in all between 2,000 and. 2,500
men. They aria distributed among
various posts in the island, a large
number being located at the more im
portant centers.
Spain never made any effort to oc
cupy. Samar and it has only been
for probably three months past that
the United States has undertaken that
work. The latest report made by
General Hughes to the war depart
ment was that the number of insur
gent rifles in the island aggregated
about 300.
. The Filipinos carried on a guerrilla
warfare and operations against them
were difficult.
The disaster to Company C of the
Ninth Infantry occurred it is believed
while it was engaged in an expedition
to clear the country of roving bands
of, these insurgents. Immediately on
receipt of the dispatch Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin cabled General Chaffee to
send a complete report of the fight
and a list of the casualties.
STRIKE DECLARED OFF.
Attempt to Tie Up the Chicago Elevated
Road Was a Failure.
Chicago, Oct. 1. The strike on the
South Side Elevated road was practic-
liy declared off. Believing that they
would not be able to force the officials
of the company to grant the conces
sion demanded, members of the em
ploye's union began deserting the
ranks of the strikers and asking to be
reinstated. The strike leaders will not
admit that their forces are weaken
ing. '-. The company moved trains
during the day with little difficulty.
A large iron bar which is presumed
to have been placed on the rails by
strikers nearly caused serious acci
dent to one of the trains tonight.
The cars were loaded to overflow
ing-and several persons were more
or less injured in the panic that at
tended the smashup.
' . A New Counterfeit
Washington, Oct. 1. The treasury
department has issued a warning that
new counterfeit $5 silver certificate
is in circulation. - It is of the series
of 1899,' check letter B, plate number
37, and bears the portrait of Indian
chief- "Oie-papa. The , counterfeit
is printed - from photo etched plates
of fair workmanship, on good quality
of paper, bearing lines' in imitation
of the silk fiber of the genuine.
V Auto Frightened the Bulls.
Paris, Oct.. 1, A dispatch from
Bavonne to the Figaro, describes a
bull fight ' that occurred there yester
day, in which an automobile replaced
the horse of the picador. . The novelty
drew an enormous crowd, but seven
bulls in succession turned tail and
fled at the sight ofthe automobile.
5 Boston Freight Handlers' Strike.
Boston, Oct.'!. The strike of the
express drivers of transportation firms
bids fair to cause serious complica
tions unless a speedy settlement is
reached." One more attemt to reach
an adjurjment of the trouble will be
made tomorrow and in case ot fail
ure the officers of the transportation
trades council composed, of. freight
clerks,: truckmen and general .mer
chandise handlers have been empow
ered to call out every member of their
varous organzatons. This decision was
reached today at a special meeting.
In Behalf of Mist Stent.
Constantinople, ' Oct.' ' L C.
M.
Dickinson. United States consul gen
eral here, haS made representations to
the Bulgarian; government with
view . of securing the release of Miss
Stone and her companions who were
captured by brigands September 3,
It is reported that a number of mem
bers of the . Bulgarian-Macedonian
revolutionary ' committee have been
arrested on . evidence implicating
them in the abduction. : 1