WEEKLY, UNION BSateb. July, GAZETTE Estatt. Be 1S07. ,.j Consolidated Feb. 1899. COBVAIililS, BENTON COUNTY, OKEGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, laOl. VOL. XXX VIII. NO. 44. EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. Important Presented A Comprehensive Review of the Happenings of the Past Week in a Condensed Form Which Is Most Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many Readers. Wall Street awaits the return of J Pierpont Morgan. Many persons were hurt in a panic in a Louisville theater. Cost of public schools of Oregon for 1900 was nearly f 1,600,000. An injured fireman sues the South ern Pacific for $40,000 damages. General Buller has been relieved of command of the First Army Corps. Oregon Short Line train wrecked in Idaho and engineer and fireman killed. The performance of the Students' Dramatic Association was the feature of the Yale celebration. The French chamber of deputies refused to discuss the proposed con cessions to the miners. Macedonian fugitives, supposed to belong to the American Mission church, were killed by Turks. Conditions in Leyte are as bad as in Samar. A force of marines have been sent to Catvalogan. Samar. Bo- lomen are pienaing to operate in Tarlac province. Kitchener calls for more troops. Texas-man and his son killed in a street duel at Waco. Yale University holds a bi-centen nial celebration. Burglars secure $75,000 in stamps from Chicago postofnee vault. Great Northern annual reports shows a falling off in net income. A Turk in San Francisco instantly killed a girl and then shot himself. Sir Thomas Lipton will enter no yacht for the America's cup next fall. Germans discussed the "American danger" in connection with the new tariff. Systematic embezzlement of govern ment supplies discovered at Fort Keogh, Minn. Joe Levy and two Frenchwomen ar- : rested at Baker City for implication in murder at Boise. .'' A valuable gold watch and a wallet containing 20 sovereigns were stolen - from the royal yacht Ophi.r in Halifax. All the property of the Northern X HljlllU 11 1 V 11 tlO 1'1-v. 11 111- sured. The policy is for $20,000,000. . Progress in negotiations for a new flour and saw mill at Astoria de layed by refusal of promoters to pay high prices for sites. Marquis Ito arrived at Washington Religious exercises opened the Yale bi-centennial. - Game law of Washington is thought to be defective. ' Cuba's imports show a decrease, the exports an increase. Bain storms did much damage to property at Skagway. Famine conditions are proclaimed in five more Russian districts. Grieving over her dual life caused a Chicago woman to kill herself. There is a possibility that the threat eried miners' strike in France may be . averted. - Admiral Bowles recommends that the Havana drydock be sent to the Philippines. Another plot to slaughter Ameri cans in Samar was frustrated. Rein forcements are being rushed to the island. American troops there an ' ticipate hard fighting. Ex-Governor Pillsbury, of Minne sota, is dead. - . Five.men were killed by an acci dent in the New York subway. London police are guarding the Jacksons to prevent a lynching. The - French - government is prepar ing for trouble in the coal fields. England and Russia come to an agreement on the Afghan question. " "Bulgarian Minister Saratoff protests against Consul Dickinson's charges. Oregon butter in tins conies in for first honors at Pan-American exposi tion. Bolomen Escaped to Adjacent Island Prom Balangiga Marines Sent to Samar. Manila, Oct. 24. General Chaffffee does not expect to hear of any exten sive engagement in the island of Sa mar. He believes the operations there will not result in any open fight. It is hard to find armed Fili pinos, but every man without occu pation will be compelled to go into a town. It is" expected that all the rifles captured by the Filipinos at now in the island of many bolomen are gone from the island fact, Leyte is as dis- Balangiga are Leyte, where known to have, of Samar. In turbed as Samar. The object ol the reinforcement of American troops . now being pushed forward is to increase all the garrisons to 38 men. Some of them have, until recently, numbered only eight men. The reinforcements will also allow the detailing of a working force to operation the field, hunting for in surgents. General Wheaton reports that a band of bolomen has entered Tarlac province, island of Luzon, through Bulacan province, and that the men composing it are distributing inflammatory bulletins, which are posted on the church doors, warning the people to prepare to .take the field in January. Some of the friendly natives were informed by bolomen that various bands of armed natives would shortly concentrate in the vi cinity of Rosales. A harmonious agreement has been reached between Governor General Taft and General Chaffee regarding habeas corpus proceedings in the case of military prisoners. The law has been amended so as to cover such cases. LEYTE AS BAD AS SAMAR. NEWS OF THE STATE TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS OF OREGON. 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' The new Catholic church at Wood burn was dedicated. Oregon supreme court hands down three important decisions. A,. Chinaman was brutally beaten and fobbed of $70 at Meacham. Oregon railroads willpromote home fattening of hogs for local markets. Machinery for boring for oil to a depth of 1,500 feet is being placed on farm near Toledo. " The United States weather bureau has taken a 10-year lease on a tract of land in Astoria on which to erect a signal tower. The total output of young salmon from the ' hatcheries tributary to the Columbia will be about 60,000,000 fish this year. A Hood River apple grower gath ered 50 boxes of apples from 4-year old trees and found less than a box of wormy fruit. A Salem man was attacked by a foot pad, but gave the robber such a drubbing that the latter was hardly ble to get away. Marines Sent to Samar. Washington, Oct. 24. The navy department has received the follow ing cablegram from Rear Admiral Rogers: - Cavite Oct. 22. Secretary of the navy, Washington: Active insur rection in Samar. New York leaves today for Catbalgan with 300 marines to return to Basey and Balangiga to co-operate with army. Nearly all naval force concentrated on Samar patrol. Services of Arethusia and Zafiro, two colliers, needed and being utilized." Naval officers construe the dispatch to mean that the New Yoark will go first to Catbalgan and then to Basey and Balangiga, landing detachments of marines at each point. FAST MAIL TRAIN WREGKED. Engineer and Fireman Were Instantly Killed Passengers Escaped Without Injury. Pocatello "Idaho, Oct. 24. Oregon Short Line west-bound fast mail Nq. 1 was wrecked four miles east of Mc Cammon at 3 :20 this afternoon, and Engineer Purtell and Fireman Paul Spidell, both of Pocatello. were in stantly killed. The engine climbed the rail on a nlled-in curve and went down the embankment. 20 feet, tak ing the mail, baggage and buffet cars with it. The remainder of the train remained on the tracks. ' It is believed that Purtell" and Spidell jumped from the train and and were buried in the wreckage. ' Two mail clerk and the express messenger were slightly bruised. No passengesr were injured, Purtell leaves a widow and three children. . Thre dead engineer had been in the employ of the Oregon Short Line for 19 years. Transport Sheridan Disabled. Washington, vet. Z4. word was received at the war department that the transport Sheridan had arrived at Nagasaki in a disabled condition, and would not he able to leave that port tor three weeks. The Sheridan was on her way from Manila to San Francisco. She car ried t about 800 short-term soldiers, 280 sick soldiers, and 19 insane sol diers. No details were received as to the trouble with the Sheridan. The transport Warren has been sent from Manila to Nagasakai to receive the sick soldiers from the disabled trans port. ; The Contractor Responsible. Butte, Mont., Oct. 24. The coro ner s jury after examining into the cause of ' the death of William Dougherty, who fell from the Oppen heimer building, returned a verdict to the effect that the man came to his end through the collapse of the pier in front of the structure; .that the material of the same was poor. and the work carelessly done, and the contractors were held responsible, The Agricultural - department is planning to develop the -industries of Hawaii. . Five hundred bolomen-attacked a detachment of the Ninth Infantry in Samar, killing 10 and wounding b. The insurgents were repulsed, leaving many dead on the held. Aguinaldo is posing as a martyr. Famine riots have broken out in Russia. The typhoon at worst in 20 years. Manila wag the In 1899 the inheritance tax in France produced the amount of 198, 900,000 francs ($38,387,700). In one New York factory 30,000,000 cigarettes a week are turned out on ah average all the year round. School savings banks are increas ing rapidly in number in the United States. Last year the system was in practice in 72 schoolB of 99 cities in 18 states. During that year the de posits reached a total of $87b,229. KITCHENER WANTS MEN. Call Is for Trained Mounted Soldiers Ru mors of Dewet's Death Discredited. - London, Oct. 23. The Daily Express learns that Lord Kitchener has wired an urgent demand to the war office for more trained mounted men. British Accused of Brutality. New York, Oet.B3. A London Times special to the New York Times says: Referring to the fresh outbreak of Anglophobia in Vienna, a corres pondent of the Austrian Capital quotes the especially influential Cath olic organ, The Vaterland,. which publishes an article headed : "Lord Kitche.. t as a Hangman.", It says the commmander-in-chief of the British forces in South Africa,' in despair of being able to conquer the Boers by honest war, has for a long time had recourse to brutality. His blood thirstyness was formerly re strained by the British government, but it now appears that a free hand has been given to him. ; The Vaterland goes on to say that the announcement that Command ant General Botha will meet violence by reprisals will convince all that the Boers are not intimidated, but only exasperated by Lord Kitchener's in humanity. The sanguinary seed sown by the British Commander will pro duce a harvest of blood and none can blame the Boer leaders if Jihey have recourse to a terrible tributiou. SHOT BY THE TURKS MACEDONIAN FUGITIVES KILLED ON THE FRONTIER. One of Them, a Brother of Mme. Tsilka, Miss Stone's Companion The Bulgarian Government Prepared- to Act Vigorously If Sufficient Proof Is Forthcoming Tnrkish Methods Brutal. Martial Law Regulations. Cape Town, Oct. 23.--The regula tions of martial law, which have just been published, provide that the ordi- Crook county is fast coming to the. ny 'aw shall hold goocj as far aspos- front as a cattle raising country. One raiser recently sold 60 head at $22 and 50 head of yearling heifers at $24. One of the heavy prune raisers of Cow Creek valley has completed his prune drying. He has 71,000 pounds. He sold the entire lot in sacks at 1 cents. ... Officers of the Klamath reserva tion have been spending several days past in a thorough but fruitless search over Southern Oregon for four Indian girls and three boys who ran away from the Klamath school. : - For the first time in its history Mt. Angel college has a football team. The Phoenix mine' in the Green horn district has been sold for $80,000. The new filter plant for the Oregon City water system is . being installed, Part of the Oregon City paper mills are shut down .on; account, of low water. '"'"'.- :- : - The run of silversides in the Colum bia is as large as ever, and quality hret-class. ; About 1,500,000 pounds of prunes have been received at Salem, and they are still coming by the wagon load. Representatives of Milwaukee cap italists will arrive soon to negotiate with the incorporators of the pro jected electric railway ' between Sumpter and Bourne. The superintendent of the Badger mine, of Susanville, has laid off a large number of the hands. It is likely that a larger force than ever will soon be put to work. So far this season steelhead salmon have not made their appearance in the South Fork and Wallowa rivers. It is said that a dam has been placed at the mouth of Salmon river which prevents tr.em from going up into those streams. sible with : necessary restrictions re- gaiding' the movement of persons dealing in contraband, the possession of firearms and explosives, etc.' Let ters and telegrams are subject to cen sorship. The regulations are admin istered by the civil authorities. Discredit Rumors of Dewet's Death.- . The Hague, Oct. 231 The former residents of the Transvaal who are now in this city entirely discredit the rumors of the death of General De- Wewet, emanating from 'Durban, Na tal, -re. , '" . - ' . '-, SUICIDE OF A SERGEANT. London, Oct. 24. The Morning Leader publishes the following com munication, dated Saturday, Oct., 19' from Sofia : "On the frontier near Grossbeloo, yesterday, five fugitives from Ban is t a, Macedonia, among them a brother of Mme. Tsilka, Miss Stone's companion, were shot dead by Turkish frontier guards while eneavoring to cross into Bulgarian territory. United States Consul General Dickinson, believing that they were members of the Amer ican Mission church, has demanded an official inquiry. Ureal brutality exists in the distriict between Ba'nista and the frontier, Turkish officials have arrested over 200 residents of Bulgarian nationality and subjected them to torture in order to wring from them information as to Miss Stone's whereabouts. Several of them died under torture. The Bulgarian autnorines, i likewise, worried over the affair, are continuously arresting fugitives from Macedonia, and this causes bad blood." "It is reported from Sofia," says the Vienna correspondent of the Daily Mail, that United states Consul General Dickinson has received intel ligence from shepherds that Miss tone was seen at! Jakooua, in Turkish territory, about two hours journey from the Bulgarian frontier." Dr. Dickinson thinks that if the original Macedonian promoters of the abduction can - be1 arrested, the brig ands who acted under their- orders would accept a smaller ransom. As the Bulgarian-government are pre pared to act vigorously if sufficient proof is forthcoming, says the Vienna correspondent of the Times, this method of proceeding may , perhaps prove successful. ' Grfcved Over His -Approaching Separation . From Army Life. . 7 Salt Lake. Oct. 23. Grief over sep aration from army !ife,;-with which he had been associated for 40 years, and to which he was greatly'attached, is believed to have been the direct cause of the suicide at Fort Douglas of August Lange, ordnance sergeant. Lange was to have been retired with in a few days.and rather than re-enter civil life he hanged himself in one of the buildings of the fort. Lange, who was 61 years of age, : enlisted at the outbreak of the civil war, partici pating in many of its historic battles, and was wounded during the battle of Spottsylvama'. In later years he took part in numerous campaigns against Western Indians, and for the past 15 years has been ordnance sergeant at Fort Douglas. He left a widow and two grown daughters, who reside in this city. GREAT DISCOVERY. HAD NARROW ESCAPE. Mine Superintendent's Dwelling Partially De- . stroyed by Miscreant. . Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 23. A das tardly attempt to blow up the house ol Reese Morgan,- superintendent of the Murray mine,and" kill himself and family was made last night. Mr. Morgan's home was on Grant street, one of the residence thoroughfares of this.city. He had just opened the gate to get into the house when a terrific explosion occurred which nearly knocked him off his feet, WThen he was able to collect himself he saw that a portion of his dwelling had been wrecked. A further inves tigation showed .that the whole rear portion of the house had been torn away by the explosion The general supposition is that, so,me mine em ploye who formerly worked for Mr. Morgan and who imagined he had . a grievance, is at the bottom of the plot. - . Spinners' Wages Advanced. Fall River, Mass.. Oct. 24. Notices have been posted in the cotton mills. increasing wages 5 per cent, to take effect November 4. This is the second raise of 5 per cent in these mills within a month. The Textile coun cil tonight instructed its . secretary to send a communication : to the manufacturers , asking for a -10 per cent increase in wages to take effect November 4. The action of Mr. Bor den in advneing wages another 5 per cent in his mills here has stirred the operatives to an unusual pitch. - 1 -- Butte Plumbers Strike. - Butte, Mont., Oct. 24. As a result of the refusal of the Master Plumbers', association of this city to meet the demands of the plumbers, and gas and steam fitters' for an increase in wages, all work in that line was prac tically tied up today. The increase demanded is from $5.50 to $6 per day for eight hours' work. Only one shop . in Butte was running, and this has been paying its men , the wages demaned, $6, for some time. Portland Markets. . Wheat Walla Walla, nominal 5454c; bluestem, 55c; valley. 55, Flour best grades, $2.653.50 per barrel : graham, $2.b0. .'.. Oats Old, 90$1 percentaL Barley Feed, $1515.50: brewing, $16.00 per ton. Millstuffs Bran. $17 18; mid- dlings, $2021 ; shorts, $1920; chop, $16. Hay Timothy, $1113 : clover, $79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per ton. Butter Fancv creamery,2527Jc; dairy, 1820c; store, 1415c per pound. Eggs Storage zu2Zic; tresh 26c. Cheese Full cream, twins, 123(8 13cYoung America, 13 3 (g 14c per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $z.ou 3.00; hens, $4.00: dressed, 9llc per pound; springs, $3.00 per dozen; ducks. $3 for bid; $3.004.00 for young; geese, $67 per dozen; tur keys, live, 10llc: dressed, 10lz)c per pound. . Mutton -- Lambs, ajfcc,- gross; dressed, 66c per. pound; sheep, $3.2o, gross; dressed, be per lb, Hogs Gross, heavy, One Arc Lamp With Microphone Attachment Will Transmit Sounds Through Another! '. St. Petersburg, Oct. 23. A member of the faculty of Moscow Imperial Technical school recently - discovered that a microphone attached to an elec tric lamp by wire will transmit sounds through the medium of. another arc lamp. , Repeated experiments were made in-which .. the - two lamps were separated by a thick wall. . The in ventor read in a low voice a lecture on his discovery, and his words, spoken into the microphone, were comfortably audible in the next room. With char acteristic carelessness, the Russian newspapers failed to state whether the lamps were burning, but it is probable that this is to be assumed. ' Valuable Library Sold. New York, Oct. 23. According to the Journal and Advertiser, Mar shall Clifford Lefferts has just sold his library, valued at $300,000. In this library were 65 first editions of Mil ton, . including the "Aeropagitica, of 1644, and the first issues of ."Para dise Lost," with variations of title pages, the first four folios of Shakes peare, and almost ; perfect ; 800 quar tos of plays of the Elizabethian peri od, all first editions; ; The Indian bible of John- Eliot in this library was one of the 20 copies that the author sent to England to be present ed to eminent personages.-:- .This one has on the fly leaf the inscription, ' Dame Marti Armyne Oneth This Booke," dated March 24, 1664. FAMINE IN RUSSIA. Government Relief Is Necessary In Five More Suffering Districts. ' St. Petersburg. Oct. 22. Actintr under additional information from the governor of the-province of Sa mara, the minister of the interior has officially proclaimed famine condi tions in five more districts in this province. This means that the bad harvest has already made itself so keenly felt that a special medical and relief organization is deemed neces sary for these districts. It is likely that the list will be added to from time to time during the winter. The minister also published today a detailed report about the relief given io seven Siberian districts.' Forty thousand roubles were assigned. The present indications are that little in formation about the famine will be published in Russian papers which is not given out by the minister of the interior. The papers have been given to understand that incorrect informa tion or "colored" articles about the famine will not be . tolerated, and the nussian editors know when they have been spoken to. The bad harvests in portions of Siberia last year and this year has had the effect of turning a pan oi tne tide of Siberian emigra tion back toward Russia. According to an official source, 77,745 emigrants and 519,721 men whom the peasant communes sent to spv out the land went to Siberia between Januarv 1 J CI i . anu oepiember 11, and 19,788 emi grants and 12,bl9 envoys returned. In addition to famine a circum stance that deters emigration and occasions the return of many is the exhaustion of available farm land. It is a fact that is not sufficiently un- uersioou abroad that portions of Si- beria are already fully occupied. This is true of nearly all good and conveniently accessible agricultural land in. West Siberia. Recent settlers have been assigned lands distant from me ranroaa or navigable rivers, or nave received forest and marsh lands which it would not oav them to till under present conditions. With additional railways, with new markets ior west Siberian grain in the East Siberian, Mongolian and Manchurian mining regions, and with better modes of cultivating the ground there win De room for more settlers in West Siberia, but the plain truth is that there is little room for peasants there now. . SENTENCED TO BE HANGED. ROBBED OF STAMPS CHICAGO POSTOFFICE $74,000 WORTH. LOSES Burglars Crawled 300 Feet Under Building Bored Into Vault, And Carried Away Spoils in Wagon Supposed to Have Been Many Days on the Job $35,000 Missed by Robbers. Australia May Build Challenge Boat . New York, Oct. 23. R. A. Watson, formerly of Canada and now of Syd ney, N.S.W., at an informal reception given .iim by the Nonpareil Rowing club said that the .recent races be tween the Columbia and Shamrock II. were the greatest that had ever taken place in any waters. . He added that on his return to Australia he would try to form a wealthy syndicate to build a boat and challenge for the cup from Australia. light, $4.7ad; dressed, 77o per pound. - - Veal Small, 88c; large, 7 7Uc per pound. " Beef Gross top steers, $3.504.00 cows and heifers, $3.00 3. 50; dressed beef, o)46JsC per pound. t " Hops 810k;c per pound. Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2021c per pound. Potatoes $1$1.10 per sack. ' - Delighted With New Ameer. New York, Oct. 23. - The" Simla $66.25; correspondent of the New York Times avs the envoy irom A-.aDui at. inai city reports all quiet in Afghanistan The envoy adds that the people are delighted with the new Ameer, and declares that the accession of Habib Ullah. was like a feast after a fast, which graphically describes the situ ation, the Afghans having apparently accepted Habib Ullah with a sense of relief after Ameer Abder Rahmans inflexible rule. Pillsbury Uft No Will. ; Minneaplis, Minn., Oct. 24. No will was left by the late John S. Pillsbury, ex-governor of Minnesota. He was content to give while he lived to any institution or movement which he deemed worthy of aid, and was also content to let the laws of Minnesota determine the final dispo sition of his estate. He said so in as many words His fortune is a large one. Some estimate his estate to be worth - about $5,000,000, and some place it at even higher. , ., Commander Ackley Retired Washington, Oct. 24. Commander Seth M. . Ackley, of the navy, has been placed on the retired list with the rank of captain. His advance ment is due to his services in the war of the rebellion. ' A Case of Unusual Depravity In the Army In ; the Philippine Islands. .. ." Washington, Oct. 22. Georee A. Raymond, an American and formerly a private in the Forty-first Volunteer infantry, was tried by military commis sion in the Philippines a short time ago on a triple charge of murder, rape ana roDDery and sentenced to be hanged. The records in this case, of unusual depravity, have just been received at the war department. Upon the muster out of the Forty-first regiment, Ramond went to the prov ince of Pampanga and endeavored to organize a band of outlaws among his former comiades. May 7, while he was riding along a road near the bar rio of San Jose with Henry Bohn.who nau also been a private in the Forty first Infantry, and with whom he assumed to be on friendly relations, Raymond treacherously turned on his companion and killed him with his revolver and then emptied the dead" man's pockets. Two days afterward, in company with two privates of the Forty-first, Raymond, garbed in the uniform of a United States Army offi cer, entered the premises of a peace ful native and robbed him of saddles, bridles and three horses. On the night of May 9 Raymond forced his way into the home . of a respectable native girl and assaulted her. In reviewing this case and approving the sentence of death, General Chaffee said: "1 he depravity and dangerous criminal propesities of the accused, in volving m the short space of three days the robbery of a helpless native, the licentious violation of a respect able girl and the treacherous assassi nation of a comrade from motives of pure avariciousness, calls for but one fitting punishment. " - Electric cab service in Paris has proved very unprofitable. It is said that the loss so far represents $900, 000. . ::-----.jr-- ----- Brave Revolutionists. . New York. Oct. 23. A Panama conespondent of the Herald says: A party of revolutionists, said to be Germany imports vast quantities of I led by General Lugo, appeared on the red wine each year for. mixing with heights in sight of La Boca, which is wines of her own growth. In 1900 J a few miles from Panama. The party 4.788 tons were imported - from Italv waved a red flag and then disappeared for this purpose, 1,319 tons from Government troops were Bern aner France 1,272 tons from Greece, 4,878 the party, bat the latter could not be tons from Austria-Hungary, and found. The government soldiers are 3.478 tons from Spain. - - I now stationed in La Boca. v Football Player May Die. "Colfax; la. , Oct. 24. Richard Tripp, aged 19, is not expected to live as a result of in juires received in a football contest between the Colfax and Prairie City high school last Satur day. ' Miss Eastwick Pleaded Guilty. London, Oct. 24. Marie Josephine Eastwick, - the young Philadelphia woman who was committed October 1 in the Guild Hall police court for trial at the Old Bailey on charge of having forged a railroad certificate to the value of 100,000. was arraigned to day and pleaded, guilty. 'Sentence was postponed in order to allow an examination as to the prisoner's san ity. - ' . ' Chicago, Oct. 23. A sensational robbery which netted the perpetrat ors $74,610 in stamps, was discovered here this morning, when the whole sale stamp department of the post- office was opened for business. A rapid investigation developed the fact that the burglars had crawled under the flooring for about 300 feet, bored a hole in the bottom of the vault, taken the stamps and escaped, carry ing away their booty in a wagon. The work of forming an entrance to the vault had evidently been going forward for many days. It is be lieved, however, that the intention of the thieves had been to enter the cashiers' vault, in which there was $35,000 in money and stamps valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. The' bottom of the vault is of steel, half an inch thick. In this vicinity seven holes were bored, until a space of 18 inches square just enough to allow the entrance of a man'sbody had been so weakened that it was possible to take out the whole plate with little difficulty. ' A drygoods box stood fiver the hole thus made, and concealed the work of the robbers while it was in progress. When dis covered today -the finger marks of one of the burglars were still discern ible on the dust of the box, which he pushed to one side. It was the largest stamp robbery that has taken place in the history of the postal service in this country. To get to the vault the men entered through a trap door. A few feet in they encountered a brick wall, which they dug through rather than prowl around looking for a clearer route. The wall, like others under the build ing, is of flimsy construction, and it did not take long to pick their way through it. A hundred feet or so further on they ran against another wall, and this also they dug through. On the way they also encountered a number of pipes, and as the walls are but two feet and in some places three feet above the ground, they tunneled . under the pipes. The"ir whole course is plainly marked in this way. The wholesale stamp vault, like the cashiers' vault and the money or der vault, is supported by a brick wall. It forms a square, and before the rob bery was air tight. In this the rob bers broke two holes, possibly to secure more air, for the place undoubtedly wasyery foul, or to have an extra place of egress in case of discovery. For light they used dry batteries, one of which they left behind. It and the wagon tracks are the only clews at present. The space under the vault is large enough to allow a man to stand upright, and their work must have been comparatively easy, with the drills and steel saws which they used. The stamps wero arranged in 20- pound bundles, and the weight of the load they carried off must have been 500 pounds. Evidently one man handed the packages down to the others waiting below. As their progress must have been slow carrying even one bundle through all those tunnels crawling on all fours, they worked for hours getting their booty to the vagon. Of the stamps taken $4,712 were in postage due stamps and $2,260 in special delivery stamps. So the con vertable stamps amounted to $67,828, but of these $4,828 were Pan-American stamps of 8 and 10cent denomi nations. Of these 1,776,000 were one-cent and 1,662,900 two-cent stamps. They got 150 $1, 307 $2 and 105 $5 stamp but Inspector Stuart said they will have difficulty in disposing of the larger denominations. May Crop Burning. La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 22. Late thie afternoon fire was discovered in the hay lands which surround the city. The flames are now burning every thing before them, and the firemen are powerless, owing to the fire being outside the city limits and beyond water service. Thousands of tons of hay will be lost - Murderous Robbers Caught. Miadlesboro, Ky., Oct. 22. George. Gray was today arrested as principal and George Eaton as an accomplice in the shooting - and robbery of P. T. Colgan, paymaster of the Virginia Coal and Coke company last week at Middlesboro. ' Colgan was robbed while on his way to the furnaces from the bank. .Eaton made a partial con fession, implicating three other men and a woman. It is said the woman has fled into Harlan county with the money. . , - . ; - . Russia Will Not Intervene. . London, Oct. 23. Referring to the movements of Prof. Fj de Maartens, of the University of St. Petersburg, who is also a member of the Russian privy council, the Brussels correspond ent of the Standard denies that he has any mission from the Russian government bearing upon the South African situation, and asserts that Boer circles in Brussels discredit the possibility of Russian intervention. A Singular Suicide. Vienna, Oct. 23. The failure of the Boden Credit bank at Oudenburg, Hungary, led to a singular suicide. Manager Schladerer, whose extensive defalcations have caused the fail' 7, made a confession to his' wife ho handed him a pistol and advised him to kill himself, which he did. His wife will be arrested as an accessory to the act. - - The Plague at Rio Janeiro. New York, Oct. 23. The Herald's Rio Janeiro correspondent t-ays : There were two cases of bubonic plague here Saturday. There were three new cases Sunday At the hos pital there are 52 plague patients. . ' Fatal Election Row. Bastia, Corsica, Oct. 23 A fatal affair has taken place during the municipal elections at Lingitizzet, between local factions. Three men were killed with daggers, and six were fatally wounded. Austrian Minister Criticised. New York, Oct. 23. The Austrian minister to Brazil will soon start for Europe and will probably not return, because Brazilian newspapers have been attacking him, says the Rio Janeiro correspondent of the Herald. T. I .. f j.1 - I . 1 .1 1. 1 1 I1H roillHH III I, I IK HLIi.llKH IM I, Mtl WI11I1- ping the minister is said to have administered to a .boy whom he caught stealing flowers from his gar den. It is asserted that the minister chastised the boy too serveely.