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UNION BSateb. July,
GAZETTE Estatt. Be
,.j Consolidated Feb. 1899.
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
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
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
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
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. - . 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
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
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
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.
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
; 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
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.
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
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.
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. , '" . - ' . '-,
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.
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 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.
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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,
Hay Timothy, $1113 : clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Butter Fancv creamery,2527Jc;
dairy, 1820c; store, 1415c per
Eggs Storage zu2Zic; tresh 26c.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 123(8
13cYoung America, 13 3 (g 14c per
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.
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. .
$74,000 WORTH.
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
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
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.
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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.