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tJNION Batab. Jly, 1SOT.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
NO. 43.
Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Molineux has been granted another
new trial.
Salem warehouseman charged with
larceny by bailee.
Officials of the Harriman system
met at Salt Lake City.
Colombia is willing to accept the
mediation of the United tates.
Manipulation fails to hold up prices
in the New York stock market. ; -:
Steamship Alberta diverted from
San Francisco by strike trouble.
De "ia Vaulx' balloon trip across
the Mediterranean was afailure.
Colfax, Wash., wheat sales aggre
gated 350,000 bushels at 40 cents. -
Revolutionary outbreaks occurred
at Seville and other Spanish cities,
The convention of the American
Bankers' association opened at Mil
waukee,;,.- . , - ,. ... ;
Several eastern capitalists send rep
resentatives to the ' Malheur county,
Oregon, oil fields. .""
Cuban election Jaw will be promul
King Leopold, of Belgium, will visit
A general strike of tobacco workers
is on. at Seville, Spain. . -
Ex-Governor Pillsbury, of Minne
sota, is dying of Brights disease.
Senator Frye will remain at the
head of the commerce committee.
Palouse farmers are selling wheat
readily at the local price of 40 cents.
England orders . 29,000 soldiers to,
be in readiness to ' proceed on active
service.- .- ... .... - - . : '-.-
Cudahy . withdraws the reward of
$25,000 he offered for the abductors
of his son.
No passengers are allowed to sail
from Cape Town ports, without mili
tary permits.
Burglars blew open a safe at Bluff
ton, O,, setting fire to the building.
They got nothing.
The sultan says he will oppose any
effort of Great Britain to assume au
thority over Koweit. -
House of deputies of the Episco
palian convention at San Francisco
regulates remarriage after divorce.
Johann Most, the anarchist leader,
is sentenced to. one years' imprison
ment for publishing articles regarding
the assassination of McKinley. .
Malvar is preparing to operate in
Bulocan province.
Pat Crowe states the terms on which
he will surrender.
Thie business section of Los Gatos
was destroyed by fire. . .
There is much demand .for cheap
Eastern Oregon lands.
Catches of the Behring-- Sea fleet
were reported by a sealer.
. General : Otis -wants better garrison
prisons in his department.
Russia demands' that Turkey pun
ish the murderers of Armenians..
The construction of more naval ves
sels will le recommended to congress.
A French "aeronaut is trying to
cross" the'' Mediterranean in a balloon.'
There is criticism-at Manila of the
recent; statements fCongressman
. Weeks. ",y -tyi-' ? - ' ' : ' '..
General Merriam calls' attention to
the seeessityfei'- better, drill: work by
soldiers" "us ; -' t .;';: - . Z -:
Braganza,. who ordered the execu
tion b'f '103 Spanish' prisoners, will- be
hanged. . " ' -:-
The Bteamer Ha'Ti'ng frotn Skag
way tb'Tanobuver, ran ashore oil Jar
vis Isjand,, . .... ; ,
The attorney general of Washing
ton holds thsit high scboola cannot be
.supported by common school funds.
Russians, believe Afghanistan is on
the yrgV of' civil war. ' '.'' ' :'
Martial law has been declared
throughout'Cape' Colony; .
King Edward, has bought back his
former racing"eutter Brittania. .
' DKfBtv 'P. Tuttle, inventor of
"thorite, dropped dead at Tacoma.
. Oregon's farm' exhibit took' first
prize at Pan-American exposition.
Prince 'Ching asks' that foreigen
merchants be removed from rekin
. Halifax police . took two deserting
British seamen from an American
ship. v 'r .,..''.-." ; :.
Charges of drunkenness are made
against Commander Tilley, .of Tu-
Ex Chief ' Justice Scott, of Wash
ington, charged with criminal assault,
proved an alibi. '
The petrified forests of Arizona
were recently examined anew under
the direction of ' the general land
office. , The'silicified logs lie in the
greatest abundance within an; area of
eight square miles in Apacne county,
" In some places thev lie more thickly
than -they could have stood while
Jiving as trees, and it is thought! that
they must have been carried there by
a swift current ot water in tne mes
ozotic age.
Extraordinary Meeting of the Cabinet
to Consider the Situation.
Madrid, Oct. 17. An extraordinary
meeting of the cabinet was held today
under the presidency of the queen re
gent to consider the outbreaks at Se
ville and elsewhere. Fresh disturb
ances are reported at Seville. A mob
that was storming the convent of - St.
Saviour was dispersed by the troops,
but not until the door of the con
vent had been burned. Marital law
probably will be extended to other
towns where revolutionary disorders
are occurring-
Martial Law at Seville.
Seville, Oct. 17. Martial law has
been proclaimed here as a result of
the general strike which began here
yesterday, and the goveror has made
over his functions to the captain
general. The strikers are overrun
ning the town, burning the octroi
offices and committing all kinds of
During the riots the populace pil
laged two markets and attacked the
university, breaking all the windows
and wounding two students and a
beadle. - The university will be closed
until order is restored. The windows
in numerous factories were broken.
Troops now hold the streets and
guard the tramways and bakeries.
Arrest of a Woman May Lead to the Cap.
; ture of a Gang.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 17. rAnnie
Rogers, alias Maud Williams, aged 26,
is in the custody of the,, police here,
and General superintendent Taylor,
of the Pinkerton agency of Chicago,
who is in Nashville, believes her ar
rest will lead to the apprehension of
the gang which, July 3, held up a
Great Northern express train near
Wagner, Mont., securing over $40,000
in bank notes.' The woman came
under suspicion by her actions at the
Fourth National bank Monday after
noon, when she presented a large roll
of new bills of small denomination,
asking for large bills in' return. Not
ing the bills closely, the teller be
came suspicious and while she was
engaged in conversation, She police
were notified. When arrested the
woman refused to make any explana-
tion oi wnere tne spool) in ner. posses
sion came from, t The bills were on
the Helena bank, and though signed
the serial numbers coincide with
those given in the Pinkerton circular
advertisement of the robbery.' A
warrant was sworn out - against the
woma charging her with attempting
to pass forged bank no,i. She de
clines to tell of herself jrther than
to assert that she wa .born in Texas
and that, she arrived here Sunday
night, from where she will not say.
Adverse Wind Caused de la Vaulx to Aban
-''.".'. don His Voyage.
Paris, Oct. 17. The attempt of the
Count de la Vaulx to cross the Medi
terranean in . a balloon, which left
Les Sablette, near Toulon, Saturday
night, has failed. The minister of
marine, , M. de Lannessan, has re
ceived a dispatch from loulon an
nouncing that the. cruiser Chayla,
which was escorting the .balloon, is
returning to port with the balloon
and her passengers, which she picked
up 10 miles east of St. Laurent light-
house. .The balloon was uninjured.
Toulon, Oct. 17. When count de
la Vaulx landed here today he said
that the weather was bad yesterday.
A' hard east wind blew the balloon
towara tne coast ot spam, and a
heavy rain also fell. The passengers
in the balloon eventually sighted the
fct. Laurent light, near Port Vendres,
and fearing that the balloon would be
blown ashore, they decided to aban
don; the voyage, and therefore sig
nalled to the cruiser Du Chayla.
which was escorting the balloon, ask
ing to be taken-on board, which was
done with, only slight damage to the
balloon and no injury to the passen
gers or scientific instruments. The
voyage .lasted 42 hours.
Bankers in Convention.
. Milwaukee, Oct., 17. The 27th
annual convention of the Bankers'
association closed a two days' session
here yesterday. Bankers from nearly
every state were present. The mem
bers of the association represent a
combined capital of over $8,000,000,
ooo. - . .
Friendly Solution Can Be Reached.
- New York, Oct. ,17. The Buenos
Ayres correspondent of the Times
says that in spite of the warlike pub
lications regarding the strategic
roads made by Chil: in disputed ter
ritory, and the hostile atmosphere
created by the Chilian war party, the
president of Chili lias made emphatic
declarations that friendly and peace
ful solution of the difficulties can be
reached within the terms of the
treaties and agreements between
the two republics. '--.-.
Would Sell Panama Canal.
New York, Oct. 17. A dispatch
from . Paris to ' the Times says the
directors of the new Panama com
pany, in a circular to the sharehold-,
era, say that Colombia has expressed
a readiness to sanction the transfer
of the canal to the United ' States.'
An .estimate' of the .value of the un
dertaking is ' therefore 1 being " pre
pared, at the request of the Isthmian
Canal commission. It will be leady
by the time congress meets. z
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
Umatilla county has 103 schools and
nearly 3,000 school children.
The slope is now down over 1,200
feet at the Beaver Hill mine.
A Hubbard correspondent says the
Pudding river bridge Will be rebuilt.
R. C. Edwards' big log drive of 3,-
500,000 feet for the Harnsburg saw
mill has reached its-destination.
The Empire Gold Mining company,
of Portland, will station a $75,000
gold dredger on the John Day river.
The Monument school board has
decided to purchase new desks and
make improvements on the grounds.
A stamp mill will soon be put
on the Merritt, Applegate & Leever
quartz mine in the Elk Creek district,
Through the kindness of Charles
Martin, the citizens of Hubbard have
access to over 1,500 books, which he
has placed in the room over the post-
olhce. , -
William Allen had the largest pota
toes of the season on exhibition- last
week at Lostine. Among them were
three that averaged three pounds and
six ounces each.
The oil fields above Vale are creat
ing an excitement next to the famous
Big Bend gold fever a few weeks ago.
More than 12.000 acres are now lo
cated . and Halt a dozen surveying
parties are in the held. The hotels
at Vale are crowded. -'.'-.
The latest news from the Malheur
oil fields is to the effect that loca
tions and locators have become so
thick that the county recorder is
obliged to insist that the applicants
form in line and take their turn when
they come to file their applications.
Michael Frimeau.a miner employed
at the Red Boy mine,. was injured last
week by the explosion of a cap that
was placed on the wrong end of a
fuse. A small piece of copper imbed
ded itself in his right thigh and ne
cessitated his going, to the hospital at
tsaker Uity. .--'- .
Sumpter's new hotel is nearing
completion. --.
City election at Albany will take
place December 2.
A lodge of Woodmen of the World
has been organized at Milton. -
An institute of Jackson county
teachers will be held at Ashland,
October 16-18.
A. A. Davis warehouse atMedford,
which collapsed recently, will not be
rebuilt until the grain in it, of
which there is about 10,000 bushels.
is sold. -: ' " :
The onion crop of Milton is large.
Several carloads have already been
shipped out, mainly to 'Kansas and
Nebraska. J Probably 20 carloads will
be shipped from Milton this season.
Dr. N. G. Blalock, of Walla Walla,
is purchasing large quantities of fruit
throughout the Walla Walla yalley
and" in the vicinity of Weston and
Ath na. .
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, nominal
5353)c; bluestem, 54c; valley, 54.
J! lour best grades, $2S.bo3.ou per
barrel: graham, $Z.bO. . ... -
Oats Old, 90$1 percental.
Barley Feed, $1515.50: brewing,
$16.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 18; mid
dlings, $2021 ; shorts, $1920; chop,
Hay Timothy, $1113; clover.
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
ton. .. :'- ; ,. . -
Butter Fancy creamery, 25 27 Kc;
aairy. izuc; store, J.zi&o per
pound. . .". ;
-. Eggs Storage 20c ; fresh 2325o,
Cheese Full cream, .twins, 124(cb
13c ; Young America, 1314c per
pound, r - -
Poultry unickens, mixed, S3.O0ffl
4.00; hens, $4.004.50; dressed, 10
11c per pound; springs, $2.O03.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $3.00
4.00 for young; - geese, $69 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 12 lac; dressed.
1012c per pound. ; - -Mutton
Lambs.. 3Jic, : gross
dressed, 66c per pound; sheep,
groBs; uressea, DC per ID.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $66.25
light, $4.7n5; dressed, 77c per
Veal Small.' v 89c; large,
7e per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3.50(9.4.00
cows and heifers, $3.003.50; dressed
Deei, oojc per pound.
Hops 8J9Kc per pound. ;
Wool Valley, ll13c: Eastern
Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2021c per
Potatoes $J g$1.15 per sack.
Anthrax, the sixth plague of Egypt.
mentioned in the bible, is ravaging
tne lower counties ot south Dakota.
The" population of -Nevada has
shrunk to 42,000. .
" The latest census bulletin shows
that Chicago : outclasses all the other
large, cities in the . number of deaths
from railroad accidents. Its total
for the census year is 330, while the
combined total for nine other larg
(cities is only 4sb. '
782,000 Poods of Rye Will Be Required to
. Relieve Distress in One Province.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 16. (Corres
pondence of the Associated Press. )
It can now bjforseen that the wide
spread crop failures, the consequent
famine and the relief work of the
government and of philanthropists
will be engrossing subjects in this
empireduring the approaching winter
Ine word famine is not used in the
official publications, which speak of
famine-stricken districts as "places f
that are in an untavorable condition
as respects the harvests," but the
facts that are freely admitted show
that the struggle to keep the peasant
population alive until a new harvest
will be harder than has been known
since 1891-2. The extent of the
disaster can be vaguely surmised from
an inspection of the government re
port, which names the province of
Viatka as among those where there
was an "insufficient harvest," and
which gives the amount of govern
mental assistance required at 782,000
poods of rye. . -
City Authorities
Have Patients
Under Sur-
Chehalis, Wash., Oct, 16. Four
cases of smallpox have developed at
Chehalis within the past few days.
The authorities took . the matter in
hand promptly and quarantined three
houses. The disease was brought
here from Ellensburg. There is no
general alarm or disturbance of busi
ness, as nearly everyone was vacci
nated when the scare first came, two
years ago. , New cases that may de
velop will be promptly quarantined
by the city authorities. Smallpox,
in a miia lorm, was prevalent in- sev
eral , parts of the county for a long
time after its first- apperance in
1899, but there has , been none in
Chehalis for over a year until now,
and no cases are 'known to exist in
any other part of the county.
Three Deaths From Black Damp.
Connellsville, Pa., ': Oct. 16. Black
damp today caused the death of John
Gilleland a miner, aged 50 years, and
his two sons James and Winfield.aeed
11 and lo, at the mines of the Juniata
Coke company, near - Juniata ville.
The bodies were rescued, but in the
effort John Nicholsonr mine fireman,
and John Baker, a fire boss, were over
come by black damp and are in a
precarious ; condition' James had
climbed to the top of ' some of the
boards surrounding thejpit, which had
been abandoned, .when he was over
come by a sudden gust of the fumes
and fell in. The brother went to his
rescue, andnot returning, the father
entered the pit. All three were over
come immediatelvand were dead long
before it was possible to send fresh
air into the shaft and attempt a res
cue. . -
Benjamin Franklin's Great-Granddaughter.
Philadelphia, Oct 16. Mrs. E. T.
Gillespie, the great-granddaughter
of Benjamin Franklin, and one of the
city's most , prominent women, died
at her home here aged 80 years. Her
father, William John Duane, was secre
tary of the treasury under President
Jackson, .and was summarily-removed
by the president for refusing to com
ply with his order to remove the pub
public funds from the bank of the
United States,
Burglars Cause $25,000 Fire.
Bluffton, O., Oct. 16. Burglars
early today blew open the safe in the
office of the Bluffton Milling company
here with a large charge of dynamite
The building caught fire and the
entire plant - was destroyed, caifsihg
a loss of $25,000 It is said the burg
lars got nothing. They fired two
shots at the night operator, who at
tempted to turn in a fire alarm, and
then escaped.
Anarchist Most One Year in Prison. ,'
New York, Oct.-16. Johann Most,
the anarchist,' was sentenced to one
year in the ' penitentiary today in the !
court of special sessipns for publishing
m his paper, lhe Freiheit, a sedi
tious article on the day vfolowing the
shooting of the late President Mc
China Pays the Indemnity- V
Pekin, Oct. 16. The Chinese plen
ipotentiaries today performed their
last omcial act and forwarded to the
Spanish minister, who is the doyen
of the diplomatic corps, a bond for
the indemnity of 450,000,000 taels.
Boer Forces Disappear.
New York, Oct. 16.- Heavy rains
have temporarily interfered with the
communication between the columns
in the field, says a Dundee, Natal dis
patch to the Mail, and it is believed
that Botha's command, in trying to
make its escape, has melted into small
bands. Commandant General Botha
and the main body of burghers, ac
companied by three commandants;
have reacned .rengoia torest, near
Luneberg, Transvaal. , -
.:- Cudahy Withdraws Reward.
Omaha, Oct. 16. Edward Ai Cud
ahy today unconditionally withdrew
the 'reward . of $25,000,. which he
offered 10 months ago for the capture
of the abductors of his son. At the
suggestion of Mr. Cudahy and at the
request of ' Chief of Police Donahue,
the city council will take up the mat
ter, it is expected it' will withdraw its
offer of $25,000 for the arrest of the
kidnapers. .
Robbers Got Away With Good Hauls in Each
Case Express Package Robbed of $5,
000 In a. Most Mysterious Manner
Government Employes Are Evidently
Gallion, O., Oct. 17. The vault pf
the Farmers & Citizens bank at Tyro,
a small town near here, was wrecked
early today by six robbers, who se
cured the contents and escaped. It
is said the vault contained $40,000.
The cracksmen used nitro-glycerine.
The doors of the vault, were blown
completely off and the .building par
tially demolished. , The terrific ex
plosion woke the people of the town.
All who' approached the bank, how
ever, were driven away by the rob
bers, who were armed with rifles.
Mayor McConnel attempted to enter
the bank but was fired on by the rob-7
bers and compelled to retreat. Hav
ing obtained their booty, the .cracks
men went to a livery stable, where
they bound and gagged the owner.
They then took several rigs and
drove rapidly away. A posse and
blood hounds are on the trail of the
Dynamited the Vault
Mount Vernon, 0.,pct. 17. The
vault of the bank at Danville, O., was
blown open early today by a gang of
eight robbers. Five charges of dyna
mite were used, and the bank build
ing, as well as the vault, was wrecked.
The explosions aroused the citizens,
and a pitched battle took place, dur
ing which the thieves took flight.
"They were Buckeye City,
where they had conveyances in readi
ness, and drove hurriedly away. Pur
suit was at once taken up, and a
number of shots were exchanged,
until v Adrian's ; woods were reached,
where the vehicles were abandoned by
the robbers, who sought cover. - The
woods and all roads in the neighbor
hood have been placed under guard,
and it is expected that the men will
all be captured. During the fight a
buggy in which two of the crooks
were riding broke down and they
were forced to abandon it, riding
away on the horses. . In the buggy
was found a largequantity of chick
ens, potatoes, and edibles of various
kinds, which is taken to indicated
that the gaug intended to hide them
selves in the woods somewhere and
camp out until the excitement of the
robberyjhad died "down. At least one
of the robbers was wounded in the
Banker Wolfe says that the robbers
got little of value so far as he can now
tell, i : ' - - .
Another Good HauL
-Mason City, Ia., Oct. 17. The safe
of the bank at Rudd was blown open
last night and the robbers got $3,500.
They escaped on a handcar and took
to the woods.
Express Package Robbed of $5,000.
' New York, Oct. 17. W. H. Bren
dell, collector of customs at Buffalo,
N. Y., has been in this city, recently
in consultation with the sub-treasury
officials and secret service officers over
the theft of over $5,000 from an ex
press package containing $7,000 on-
signed from Buffalo to the sub-treas
ury president. The original package
was filled with $7,000 in bills of the
same denomination as were in
wnen it leit uuttalo. Certain pin
noies had been made in the covering
at Buffalo, and when the package was
again filled ' these pin holes,' which
had penetrated two portions of the
covering, were found to fit exactly
lhe package .'was carefully traced.
and it was shown that it had not been
tampered with from the time it was
receipted for by the express company
until it was delivered at the sub-
treasury. - It was also proved that it
had been receipted for in good order
at : the sub-treasury, and that the
seals were unbroken. After the ex
pert examination the secret service
men are inclined to think the pack
age was tampered with after it reached
the sub treasury and had been re
ceipted for.
Surprised By Revolutionists. '
new xorK, Oct. 17. Landing un
expecieaiy earjy (Sunday morning,
at Taboga Island, a watering place
12 miles off Panama, a party of revo
lutionists surprised the garrison,- cap-
turea arms and ammunition, kid
naped the Alcalde and two other
officials and carried away two small
schooners, one of them loaded with
provisions -eend ; the other belonging
to tne aicaae, . says tne Manama cor
respondent of the Herald. They also
obtained a large quantity of prdvis
ions and raised about $300 in silyer,
- Alaska Towns at War.
, Seattle, Oct. 17. A hot contest
on between Juneau and - Douglas
City, Alaska, over the courthouse
and vault ; location. Douglas City
sougni 10 wrest tnem trom Juneau.
and .the latter is determined not to
allow them to go. A Juneau dispatch
openly accuses : Governor - Brady of
being behind the matter, and of false
hood, among other things.; The fight
is the mnur determined ever recorded
I in the nortnern cities. a. ,
Struck In a Dense Fog Passengers Not in
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 15. In a
dense fog the Canadan Pacific steamer
Ha Ting, from Skagway to Vancou
ver, went ashore yesterday afternoon
at Tucker Bay, Jarvis Island, and is
now hard and fast on the rocks. The
place is a small rocky islet lying to
the northeast of Lasquetti Island, at
the entrance to Sabine Strait. 49
miles north of Vancouver.
When the steamer went ashore Cap
tain Gosse was on watch, and first
officer Newrotsos was on the bridge
with the roaster of the vessel. The
fog at the time was so dense that it
was impossible to see 10 feet in any
direction. . The Ha Ting had on
board 170 passengers, of whom 130
were first class and 40 second class.
There was no panic when the steamer
struck, and the passengers were soon
made aware that there was no danger
to be apprehended. After examina
tion of the steamer, when it was found
that she could not get off the rocks
by her own efforts, the captain started
Pilot Gunns off - to Vancouver in a
ship's boat with four men. Gunns
rowad down,' arriving in Vancouver
this afternoon. He met no steamer
until his crew had rowed 35 miles
distance, when a tug picked them up.
The Ha Ting is a particularly
good boat, having been brought from
Hong Kong for the northern trade
about eight months ago. Her esti
mated value is $240,000.
The Ha Ting a Total Loss.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 15. The
latest reports from the steamer Ha
Ting are to the effect that a big hole
as been discovered in the steamer s
bottom. It ia stated that at high tide
the stern is under seven feet of water.
The passengers have all been landed
on adjacent islands. Canadian Pa
cific officials here have advices to the
effect that the Ha Ting will be a total
i. Captain Gosse, who was in
command, was considered a most care
ful and successful navigator. This is
his first accident.
He Will Surrender If Bail Is Placed at $500
Letter Believed to be Genuine.
Omaha, Oct. 15. Chief of Police
Donahue has received a letter from
Pat Crowe, naming the terms on
which he will surrender. The letter
came in the care of an Omaha news
paper in which it is published, and
covers 15 closely written pages of
manuscript. The postmark is illeg
ible, but the letter was mailed at 8
o'clock in the morning, and reached
tnis city at 8 o clock jn the evening
of that day, indicating that it had not
traveled a long distance. In the let
ter Crowe agrees to give himself up
and stand trial for the kidnapping of
Eddie Cudahy, providing he .is not
locked up until a jury shall adjudge
him guilty. He says he is unable to
furnish bond in excess of $500, and
demands that bail be fixed in that
Chief Donahue expresses himself
as satisfied that the letter came from
Crowe. Donahue has known Crowe
for several years, is acquainted with
his manner of handwriting and style
of expression. The Chief also re
ceived a letter from - Crowe's uncle at
Manchester, Ia., submitting similar
terms for Crowe's surrender, which
leads the police ' to believe that they
are dealing with the ' right man
Crowe, in his letter, takes the detect
ive agencies to task, defying them
to attempt his arrest.
New Ameer's Brothers Did Not Acquiesce in
' His Accession.
London, Oct.. 15. According to
official intelligence from the Ameer
of Bokhara," says a dispatch from St.
Petersburg to the Daily Telegraph,
the brothers of . Habib TJllah Khan
left Cabul secretly with their par
tisans the moment their father .died,
and therefore cannot be said to-have
acquiesced in the accession of their
brother. Habib Ullah, indignant at
their flight, has taken measures to.
defend the capital and sent strong de
tachments to prevent their return
or to endeavor to capture.. them as
rebels. He has further resolved to
ask assistance of ' Emperor Nicholas
and the Ameer of Bokhara. " ' .
' Maintaining" Order at Cabul.
London, Oct. 15. "A large Af
ghan force has been assembled around
Cabul and is maintaining order,"
says a dispatch to the Daily Mail
from Simla. "Habib' Ullah Khan
has appointed ' a special guard for
each - European in Cabul, directing
that the guards shall answer with
their lives for the safety of their
charges. "The. Indian government
has postponed the usual move to Cal
cutta, and Lord Curzon has indefi
nitely postponed his projected tour."
- Second Gold Medal He Has Won.
' .Olympia; Oct. 14. For the second
time in his career W. 0. Bush, a pio
neer of Thurston county, has won a
gold medal at the ; great expositions
of the world. Mr.. Bush . has been
awarded . the gold medal at the Pan
American exposition for the best in
dividual agricultural exhibit. Mr,
Bush, - at the Chicago world's fair,
wons similar medal, ; for the same
form of exhibit. :.:
Public Interprets England's Move as One
of Reassurance 29,000 Men in the Gar.
rlion Miners of France Oppose Strike
They Fear American Coal Will Dis.
place French Product
London, Oct. 16. The Pall
Gazette this afternoon says :
"Orders have been received at Alder
shot to hold every available man in
readiness to proceed on active ser
vice. The garrison totals 29,000 men.
"The foregoing is interpreted as
meaning that the government is de
sirous of reassuring the public, and
not as foreshadowing an immediate
demand for the services of a first army
Result of Coal Miners' Referendum in France
4,000 For. 10,000 Against
Paris, Oct. 16. The result of the
coal miners' referendum on the ques-.
tion of a general strike is that 4,000
voted in favor of a general strike and
10,000 cast their votes against it.
About 110,000 men did not vote. The
announcement of the result makes
it extremely doubtful whether the
long-talked-of strike will break out
November l,and indicates the general
teeiing ot the miners. The Journal
des Debats considers that the atti
tude of the foreign miners had an
portant influence on the prospect
of the strike, and says : .
lhe American miners, who care
little for what happens in Europe,
refuse to listen to .the proposals to aid
the Frenchmen by restricting their
It is useless, therefore, to count on
their support. The English miners
put forward the attitude of the Amer
icans as evidence that an internation
al understanding is impracticable.
Therefore it is no longer doubtful that
American and English coal is only
waiting for the opening of a strike to
make offers to replace the French
Steamship Ha Ting Can Be Saved at $15,000
Cost Passengers Rescued.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 16. The
steamers Willapa and Maud, sent up
rescue vessels to the Ha Ting,
now on. the rocks at Jervis Island,
came down this afternoon with the
170 passengers taken from the
wrecked vessel. None of the passen
gers was even injured, and they were
put to no discomfort. The Ha Ting
is now lying on an even keel. Her
forefoot is torn back from the bow for
a distance of 15 feet, and there is
water in her forward bulkheads and a
slight leaking into her forward hold.
It is not expected, however, that
there will be any difficulty in float
ing her.. Diver Clark, of Victoria,
is now at the scene of the accident,
and his apparatus for wrecking will
be forwarded tomorrow. It is esti
mated that the cost of the necessary re
pairs to the Ha Ting will not exceed
$15,000. -
Buffalo Day at Exposition.
Buffalo, Oct. 16. During the pres
ent week the Pan-American Exposi
tion will afford music lovers a rich
treat with Clarence Eddy, the organ
ist, the Innes band, of Chicago, Vic
tor Herbert with his Pittsburg or
chestra and Iohters. The climax
of all exposition days will come Sat
urday, Buffalo day, which is expected
to eclipse all previous special days. . '
Wisconsin Sails Under Orders.
Seattle,Oct. 16. Tht, United States
battleship Wisconsin sailed under
sealed naval orders for Samoa by way
of Honolulu yesterday. She left the
Puget Sound : navy yard, where she-
recently underwent extensive repairs
and an overhauling, during the fore
noon. : Lost His Money and Killed Himself.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 15. Oliver S.
Sands, 50 years old. committed suicide
at his home at University Place, near
here, last night by hanging himself.
He left a letter intimating that he
had lost a fortune by being induced
to make investments in what proved
to be swindles. For years Mr. Sands
had engaged in the banking business
in Missouri and Nebraska.
Bad Fire at Beaumont
Beaumont, Tex., Oct. 16. At 12:20
this morning fire was discovered burn
ing fiercely in a. general store near
the Southern Pacific depot. It was
10 minutes before the alarm could be
made effective. The flames spread
rapidJy through the whole block. At
1:30 a. m. Houston was telegraphed
for aid. It is estimated that the loss
will reach over $100,000, with com
paratively little" insurance. The fire
is now under control, though still
burning. - - - ' - -- ;
Taxes on John ShermaiC Estate.
Mansfield, O., Oct. 16. Charles
W. Fritz, auditor of Bichland county,
has placed on ' the tax duplicate
against W. S. Kerr and M. M. Parker,
as executors of the J estate of the late
Senator John Sherman, $263,928 on
back taxes. The amount- is said to
cover bonds on which no return was'
made. Terasurer Brumfield will like
ly bring suit to collect the amount
he claims is dtie. '-" -