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COEVAIXIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, Npyj&MBER 15, ;1901;
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 47.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE-FOUR OUARTERS
1 THE WORU.. 1 '
Comprehensive 'Review of-' the Important
Happenings of the Past Week 'Presented
In a Condensed form' Which: fs Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Readers. i '' '? ' .'" '- . ' ' '.
A rebel signal station in.Leyte
been broken up. .r ;... '-'." "
Tbe president o(..Taploban,: Ley te,
has-been arrested- for treason.- - -
Coimt'von Hatzfeldtj ' German am
bassador to England has retired.-:. .j
A" Colombian soldier shot ' at,-' but
missed, United States Minister-Hart.
'Wfcid:,-raiii: and'- snow are pla'ying
havoc with the shipping of tlie Brit
ish isles. . '. '
The business portion of Berlin,
-lid., "mis practically destroyed by fire.
Loss, $:0,000: --- . ;'
The Utrited States Steel Corpora
tion is endeavoring to" enlarge by buy
ing Up the independent. companies. -
Hereafter Australian mail for Lon
don will go via' Sad. Francisco , and i
New York instead of the Suez canal.
!T7Lpndpn anarchist meeting'" fo
"commemorate.- the, legal .murder oi
anarchists", was -.prohibited by the
police. ; ,-' " ' - J I
A German" eTWrtic railroad has at
tained a speed di 105 miles an hour
and: the officials believe that even
this speed can be beaten.- ' ": -
The bank of Plymouth, la., was
dynamited. Fifteen hundred dollars
.. t i. : i i iL
was secureu. . - xma.; : ib ue bovguiiu
bank robbery In Iowa within a month.
The vault of the bank at Trenton,
Ky.,.was -blown open' with nitro gly
' ceririe;. by robbers, who secured the
postoffice deposit bos, : containing
$300. t;, . . .......
" . " The first dav of the deer season in
Wisconsin was marked by three casu
alties, the men in each instance be
ing taken for deer. One .of them will
die and the: s other , two crippled for
life. .- ;;
ThefFrehch. squadron has- with
drawn from the Turkish ports.
Board of visitors to naval observa
tory reports in favor of civic contrcl.
The Hague council of -administration
will meet November 27 to con
sider Boers' appeal. ' ' : -
." -Filipinos attempted to repeat the
Samar tactics, . but - were completely
routed by the Americans. . .
One more of the four Kansas escap
ed convicts has been taken, making
one-half of them recaptured.
-Columbia university has asked Wu
Ting Fang,' Chinese minister to the
United States, to fill the chair of Chi
Wnii.ni P Sullivan Tr Koorl nf
the San Francisco police, is dead from
a complication of diseases caused by
worry and over work.
Chan Yen lung will be the new
governor of Sharr- Tung - province,
China, the position held by Li Hung
Chang at .the time of his death.
A new dynamite gun has been test
ed, by the United States government,
It shows better powers of destructive
ness than' any previous gun tried.' "
xne jxome steamer uny or oeanie
struck suTiceberg in Taku bay. stav
ing; a large hole in -her -. side. The
steamer was hot disabled to such an
extent tnat she could not proceed on
her voyage to - Douglas Island.' ' She
returned to Seattle without passengers
or careo.. The damage will amount
to about $5,000. '
The FrancoTurkish: dispute has
been settled.-..: ; -,-..-,
All Russian crops'are reported be-"
low the average. - -
General Smith says the rebel leader
will soon be captured."
Escaped convicts in Kansas cap-
tured a sheriff and deputy.
The Federal, party continues its tur-
Duient meetings at Manna.
Tariff legislation is not probable at
the coming session of congress.
A Lick observatory astronomer finds
the new star in Perseus is moving.
Several burglaries have ocourred in
Pendleton, Oregon, the past few days.
. A fatal duel in the German army
may lead" to a reichstag investigation
An American schooner was seized
by a . Portuguese gunboat in the
Surgeon at Port Townsend, Wash,
is ordered to Liverpool to inspect im
.. Lukban savs he will not surrender
until the Americans . withdraw from
Northern Pacific and Great North
ern railways may utilize Snoqualmie
- Falls, Wash., for power.
One hundred and eleven sections of
laud in Malheur, Oregon, oil district
have been withdrawn from entry,
EXPRESS MESSENGER C. F. CHARLES. -
Who refused to open the express car for the .robbers - that recently held
up ttie Southern Pacific express train near - Eugene; Oregon. His action
prevented the robbers getting a lar ge sum of money. Mr. Charles will
be transferred to San Francisco and 'given.: substantial promotion by the -Wells,
Fargo Express Company. . ..:?!..! n:::-w: .--.-.,-. .v..-.-:--t -
The Schley Court of Inquiry Holds Its First
I-" i Secret Session, -? . 5
Washington. Nov. 14. At 10
'clock today, Admiral .Deweyand.
Bear Admirals Benham and Kamsey,
composing the " Schley., court of in
quiry, met at the quarters in he Mc-
Lieaq building behind closed' doors,
and began -the 'discussion and con
sideration of '. the evidence brought
forward in the investigation conclud
ed last week; The - sittings of - the
court are to be strictly secret. Its
present plan is to hold daily sittings
from 10 to 12:30 o'clock, adjourning
at the latter hour for the day, though
this arrangement may be changed as 1
the work of the body progresses. - -
Admiral Dewey said after today's
session that as yet he could not " fore
tell how" long it would be before , the
court would be ready with its find
ings. ; He pointed out that it had
taken nearly eight weeks of searching
examination to produce the material
hand, and that ' the court would
ot -be expected to draw its conclu
sions in a hurry. When asked if the
work was divided in the interest of
-expediency among the members .of
thecourt,' the admiral said; -no,
we are working together as a court
English mail ior Australia-, is deliv
ered in 31 days wnen sent by way
the United States, the quicker route.
In 1894 the Untied States senate
passed a bill excluding anarchists, but
it Jailed to pass the house and did not
become a law.
- Eev. 0."N.'-Hartshorn, LL. D.
founder and for almost 50 years presi
dent of Mount Union college, died at
Alliance, O., after a long illness from
Brigbts disease. He was 78 years old.-
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HAVANA SEWER CONTRACT.' A
NEWS OE THE STATE
Bid of McGivney and Rockeby, of
'- City, Accepted.
Havana, Nov. 12. The municipal
council of Havana has decided jjay 'a
vote of 10 to 8 to accept the bid -of S.
P. : McGivney and BrT. Rockeby, of
Jersey City, which is $10,393,015, for
the Havana sewering and paving contract.-'
Considerable feeling was man
ifested during" the" Bessiorr 'overthtrr-
circulation of a pamphlet insinuating
that the McGivney-Rockeby . bid. was
really rthe - bid of. tlie engineers" de
partments "- - - - ,"-1
The papers assert that enor "Tam
ayo, secretary of state and govern
ment, has been challenged to .fight a
duel by a member of the Union Club
whom, -it is said,; Senor Tamayo and
a friend assaulted -at the close of the
recent " banquet given by . the Cuban"
society-" to 'the ' visiting :: Chileans.
Senor ' Tamayo 'was detained' by the
police but ultimately released, by the
civil governor. .. .. ,
The Democratic party, has" " adopted
General Bartolome Maso - as its can
didate for the presidency of Cuba.
: PAN-AMERICAN CONGRESS.
CONSIDERING THE EVIDENCE.
DELAY IN NEGOTIATIONS.
Danish West Indies Treaty May Not Come
Before Next Congress.
: Washington, Nov. 14. It is doubt
ful whether the projected treaty of
cession of the Danish West Indies to
the ' - United States will be completed
in time to submit to congress when it
reassembles next month. .The delay
appears to have arisen through: the
last change in the ministry at Copen
hagen, with . the state department,
practically haying reached an agree
ment with the Danish government
on "the treaty when - the entry into
power of a new ministry not well dis
posed toward the treaty made it nec
essary to begin the. work ' ait - over
again. The issues do not touch the
price to be paid so much as - the con
ditions as to the future of the citizen
ship of - the Danish West ; Indies,
sought to be ' imposed by Denmark.
The United States desires a simple
treaty and one that will leave - it at
perfect- liberty to deal with the islands
without any restrictions.
Conductors and. Trainmen Decline to Give "It
Any Support. -.
Denver," -Nov; -14. A'r meeting of
members of the Order of- Railway
Conductors , and . the Brotherhood of
Railway 1 Trainmen" was ' held this
afternoon, and "tonight it .- is an
nounced that - they have sustained
the position of Vice Grand Master
Lee : in;: bis opposition "to the switch
men's strike, and - decided ta ? expel
from the orders all .who;-went out as a
result of ; the . switchmen's . -strike.
Grand Chief Clark, of the conductors.
and Grand - Master ; . Morrissey, of the
trainmen, were present. ;
Grand Chief Clark and Grand Mas-
tre Morrissey" tonight issued a state
ment" in regard to the strike, which
says that- tne present agreement De-
tween the Rio Grande" Company and
the order, mentioned cover yard ser
vice, and that it was made years be
fore the organization of the Switch
men's Union-here. The statemet de
clares that the conductors and train
men's organizationshave attained s
high place in -public - estimation by
living up to their agreements and that
they will Observe the same policy in
the present case..-1 ir- 'r- jiim;
Work Train Wrecked, "J
Texarkana, Ark.. Nov. 14. Train
men arriving here tonight on the Iron
Mountain say a work"- train . was
wrecked at Prescott.' near TexarkanS,
killing six negroes and injuring -15-
others. The names f-the dead men
are not obtainable., j. r, - - -. .
The Several Committees : Are Getting Down
..-yj to Active- Work.:.' . ,
. Mexico City, Nov. 13. The several
committees of : the Pan-American
congress - are" . getting down to work."
The committee whose work is perhaps
the " most 'advanced is that on Pan-
American railways! of. which Senator"
Davis is chairman. '.Its, work, how
ever, nas largely , been preliminary.
Mr, Davis has received information
about the route of the projected rail
road from several countries through
their representatives now in this city,
and in cases where the delegates - are
unable to supply the . information
desired they have, at the senator's re
quest, sent to their government for it.:
1 he committee on commerce and
reciprocity has held- a few informal
meetings, but nothing of importance
has developed. On Friday the dele-,
gates to the congress and., their fami
lies will depart on their first excur
sion, going to Pueblo, where they
will be banqueted by the governor of
the state. - :
OMNIBUS HELD UP.
TROOPS OFF BY RAIL.
Two- Battalions of the 28th U. S.
. . v - " Go to San Francisco.
Portland. 'Nov. 13. The first and
third battalions of the Twentt, eighth
lniantry, u. b. A., leit Portland - yes
terday afternoon for San Francisco.
At that city the troops will embark
for the Philippines on the transport
Grant. They were a gay set of young
men as they started on their journey
Neither the prospect of hardships ,in
the Philippines, - nonrar8'" gloom
side cooled the warmth' of their ardojv
- The two battalions consist of 719
regular soldiers and 22 commissioned
officers. - The first battalion departed
at 6 :d0 r. M., on a train of id cars.
Ten of " the oars were tourist sleepers
for the soldiers, one a standard sleep
er for the orhGers, and two were given
to baggage. The second battalion
left 1Q. minutes later: Its train was
made up of : a standard sleeper: nine
tourist sleepers and two cars' for
gage. The cars of the1 regular, troops
in both trains had zbb sections. Col
onel Mott Hpoten, commander, .of the
regiment.Iwas on the first train,.- and
also . . Lieutenant 'n Colonel John . F.
btretch. :-;' J.he "; third, battalion; ' on
the second - train,- was commanded by
Major F." lp.' Eastman. '. Several of
the officers were accompanied by their
Bold- Robbery Within the Limits of North
Valley City, N. D., Nov. -12.
While an omnibus was on its way to
North Valley City tonight it was held
up' by masked men. .Half of the pas
sengers aboard were robbed, . losing
money and other:, valuables; to the
amount of ..about $400. . . Lawyer
Combs, who was riding with the driv
er, jumped from his seat in the dark
ness, ran back to the nearest house
and telephoned to the police. - By the
time the officers arrived, however, the
robbers hadescaped with their booty.
There is no clew -vto - their:; identity,
The hold-up took place .-within . ..the
city limits and was a bold piece , of
work. . r "
, Kitchener Hat located-DcweL
! London, Nov.. 14.Lord Kitchener,
in dispatch from-. Pretoria, presents
his weelky report and incidentally
locates General Dewet in : the . north
eastern part of - the -Orange River
Colony. He says the. Boer? have re
cently bee j collecting under his lead
ership, and that the British are now
moving to disperse him. . Lord
Kitchener gives the Boer casualties
since November - 4 as 63 killed, 105
wounded, 104 captured and 45 sur
rendered. - ' : : - -
Miss Julia Marlowe,, writing in tho
Dramatic Number of Collier's Weekly.
says that' she was once asked if an
actress did not sacrifice her finer na
ture by permitting "stage embraces.
rn reply she declares with some spirit:
"Such a question demands the appli
cation of only a fair, degree of com
mon sense to ensure a negative an
Fired at United States Minister.
' New York, -Nov. 14. A Bogota,
Colombia, correspondent of the Her
ald cables as follows : A sentinel at
Tequendama"" Falls October 25, " de '
dined to honor. the passport of
United ' States Minister Charles B.
Hart, . ind fired one shot at the di
plomat." The minister was not hit by
the. bullet. : The government has
severely punished the sentinel and is
seeing that the minister is fully pro-"
tected. ;- ' . -v .. -
- To Divert American Traffic j -
' New York, Nov. 13. A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says: Ac
cording to the British correspondent
of the London Chronicle the "German
Tail way authorities are arranging to
run a train in connection with the ar
rival of the ' North German Lloyd
steamers, which will leave Hamburg
and Bremen twice weekly. It is be
lieved that if this plan can be carried
out it will divert much of the Arher
ican passenger traffic which at present
passes through Liverpool and London
for Southern Europe.
;, . : A Heroic Elevator Man.
. New York,Nov; 13. Fire .-, in the
carpet : making ' plant of the Planet
Mills in Brooklyn - today- endangered
the lives of 800 women at. work on the
upper floors of the building, but they
were all gotten out. William Btew
art, an elevator man, kept his ' cage
going until the last woman had left
the building, and then fell uncon
scious from the smoke and fire - fumes
he had inhaled. .-Three firemen- were
overcome by smoke. Loss, : $35,000.
- Forgot to Close the Breech.
Atnens, jnot. iz. A terrible gun
accident occurred - yesterday on the
British battle ship " Royal" Sovereign:
outside of the Ostoko harbor. - An
artilleryman forgot to close the breech
before the gun was nred. One othcer
and six artillerymen"were killed out
right, the bodies being terribly mutil
ated, and the captain and 13 sailors
were seriously injured.
American Schooner Seized. ,
London, Nov. 12. The Exchange
Telegraph Company has received
dispatcn trom Lisbon announcing
that a Portuguese gunboat has sezed
the American schooner - Nettie-and-if lb,
Lottie at Horta, Island of Fayal, in
the Azores,, for clandestinely convey
ing lb emigrants who were, trying to
avoid military service.
' Mail Boat Ran Into a Ughtship.
London,. Nov. 14. -The mail boat
Nord, which started from Dover for
Calais at 11 :30 o'clock last night, ran
down the . lightship off the iDover
pier. - It is rumored in Dover that
16 persons went down with the light
ship. - The Nord has gone ashore at
the-Foreland, but her passengers are
said to be safe.
- Italy's New Battle-Ship. .
New York, Nov. 11. The battle
snip isrennetto uren nas peen suc
cessfully launched at Castlemare,-
the presence of the .King and Queen,
says the Naples correspondent of the
Herald. On the arrival of the Queen
she was presented with a magnificent
bouquet. Her Majesty performed the
christening ceremony, and as the bat
tle-ship glided into the water the
ships of the Mediterranean squadron
fired a royal salute. The Brennetto
Bren is one of the largest ships of the
Italian Navy, having a displacement
of 13,000 tons. Her launching weight
was 7000 tons.
Gave the Officers the Slip.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 12. Three
the escaped federal convicts have been
located id a building - in Hhorey,
suburb of Topeka, ever since Satur
day.', "The police were : notified and
they made a hurried trip out. ' How
ever, the men had become suspicious;
and 'eluded - the - police by leaving
about 10 minutes before' the police
arrived. A negro woman noticed the
convicts and her husband gave the
alarm. " - -- -
TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS. OF OREGON.
FOR NEW DEPARTMENT.
Commercial and Financial Happenings' of Im-
portare A Brief Review of the Growth
arid Improvements, of .tlie Many Industries
. Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report. :.
The I.a Grande factory has made
about 25,000 bags of sugar this season.
The fall run of silverside salmon in
Rogue river is greater than for JO
years. ' . .,",''"' .: .
W. T.,Grier has sold his fruit farm
of 10 acres, two miles from La Grande,
for 3,UUO. . '
The Ifodson ' farni of .225 acres.
three miles southeast of Salem, has
been sold..fpr $6,500. ; .
A railroad will be built to Lake-
view, next suwHMerr -to develop the
property of the Oregon Potash Com
pany. '' "' ' '
About 75 men of the -coast artillerv
will con: plete their , terms at Fort
Stevens noift . month, and will receive
their discharges. :
A myterious...' burglar, got away
with a large .amount of goods from .
Pendleton cigar store and left all
fastenings undisturbed. ' "
A receiver . "will " be . asked for the
Baisley-Elkhorn. mine at Baker City,
that it may be' worked and made
to pay up its indebtedness.- '"'
K. ' movement " is under way to or
ganize a company composed' wholly
of Astoria business men to operate a
freight steamer ' between " that city
and Portland in consequence of ex
cessive: freight, charges -by the trans
portation lines. : .' w' .- i
A syndicjate: of which the principal
is a millionaire lumberman of Minne
apolis, is about to acquire the im
mense lumber, railroad and 'sawmill
holdings of the Siskiyou Lumber &
Mercantile- Company, including the
McCloud River Railroad, for a sum
reported to be $3,000,000. - -
.The Roseburg. water company's ex
tensive improvements are nearing
completion. - , " .
The St. Helens school district will
issue $3,500 in school bonds to build
new school house.
The roads of Wasco county are
vastly improved . by reason of the
adoptionof wide-tirewagons. lv ,
The Salem Automobile Co.has been
incorporated to operate " automobile
lines between Salem .and suburbs.
Nineteen members of the Oregon
City- militia company . were court
martialed for neglect of duty. "v '.-
County Commissioner "Young, ' of
Clatsop county.was - in - Astoria last4
week, and reports that the county saw
mill is in place and will at once be
gin operations. The break in the dike,
is being repaired by a force of men.
.The ' Sumptef Lumber company's
new 45 horsepower-engine - has been-
installed at the saw mill at Sumpter.
and all three engines started up last
week "and are" working satisfactorily,
both in the saw mill and the planing
The- Chisholm logging camp near
Knappa, has closed down for the win
ter, after having cut the body of tim
ber it has been working on for several
months." It will start up again in the
early spring on a- body of timber in
the same vicinity.
President Asked to Establish One to Promote
" i ,'. -:'. Commerce and Industries.' : ' '"
Washington, Nov. 13. Elliott Du
rand, Laverne "' Noy es and several
other Chicagoans, representing ' the
National Business League, today pre
sented ; to the president a memorial
urging him to' recommend in his
message- to congress; the establish
ment of a department 1 of commerce
and : industries, ' and also': the reor
ganization of the consular .'service on
a civil. service basis; -.. -:: - ;" ";..'
The president said - it would be
manifestly -improper, for. him to tell
what he ; would recommend in his
message, " but ' assured the members
of the delegation that any suggestions
they might make would receive grave
consideration.' .-. : '
The .'delegation also-: invited the
president to attend a banquet to - be
given in his honor during the winter
by the association.. The president
expressed his appreciation of the invi
tation, hut said he could not accept it
at this time. The president has been
tendered similar invitations by organ
izations in various cities, but thus far'
has not seen his way clear to accept
any of them, -. .-. .:'; ; . ,.- -
DICKINSON COMPLAINS TO THE
BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT. '-
Reviews the Matter From the Beinnin( Is
Hampered In His Efforts by Movements
of Bulgarian Troops Will Mold Bulgaria
Responsible for the Life of Miss Stone;:
Should She be Slain.
STRUCK PN ICEBERG.
Alaska Liner City of Topeka Has an Exciting
; ; A. .1 : Experience. ". .
Seattle, Nov. 13. The Lynn Canal
steamer' City - of Topeka, - steamed
slowly into harbor this morning with
her' stem bent and a gaping; hole near
the load line.-' The steamer collided
with a sunken iceberg in Taku bay on
the up trip on the night of Novem
ber" 2. J A blinding show storm was
raging at the time, and when the
shock, came some of the passengers,
believing the.shipwas going down,
made frenzied attempts to get into
life preservers. " it was soon found
that although several "iron plates
were broken through, " there was no
immediate danger. . . ; . 1
The steamer was taken to Douglas
island after the accident for an in
vestigation, and it was decided that
the Topeka should - be allowed to re
turn to Seattle without Cargo or pas
sengers. The extent of the damage
is estimated at about $5,000, besides
the loss of a trip and the necessary
expense and ' delay that must ensue
while the vessel is being repaired.
On account of the accident the To
peka did hot call at Skagway, and
therefore brought no late news. .
ATTACKED BY FILIPINOS.
s Portland Markets. -
Wheat Walla Walla-, nominal,
5555c? ; - bluestem, 56c ; Valley,
" Flour Best grades, " $2.653.50
per barrel; graham, $2.60. .........
Oats Nominal UU$1.U0 pr cental
Barley Feed, $1515.50: brewing,
$16.00 per ton, i f j - ' .
Millstuffs Bran " $1718l . raid
dling, $202I; shorts, 1920; chop,
Insurgents Tried .to Repeat -Samar
' Americans Prepared.
Manila, Nov. 13. -Major William
Pitcher, of the Eighth regiment of
infantry, reports that the garrison of
Abra de Hog was attacked yesterday
by a force of insurgents, commanded
by Leno Cos. -The Filipinos appar
ently attempted to repeat the - Samar
tactics, but the Americans, who were
breakfasting, fully armed, completely
routed the insurgents, who left five
men dead On the field, each having a
rifle and ammunition; One Ameri
can was seriously wounded.
Captain Noyes, of ; the Thirteenth
in fantry, commanding a detachment
of 50 men, - has captured a deserter
named Richter, of the Sixth artillery,
wearing the uniform of an insurgent
Major Pitcher says he recently cap
tured three officers and a large part of
an insurgent company, all fully
armed. It is believed the insurgents
recently received an illicit supply of
munitions ot war.
Hay Timothy. :: $llal3; clover,
$79.50.Oregon wild hay, $56 per
tton. .-. ::, .. .. '. v. r..:'. t:.:-
Butter; Fancy creamery, 2527c
dairy, i,820c; store, I4ioo per
pound; - -. .- ' - - '
lggs storage, 20c fresh, 2dZ4c
Cheese -Full- cream, " twins. . 12 iia
13c ; Young America, 1314c. -:
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.50
3.00; hens, $4.00; dressed, 10llc
per pound springs, $2.50(3 3.00,
per dozen ; -.ducks, $3 for old $d.00
400 for young ; geese j $67 per doz
en: turkeys, live, 10llc; . dressed,
810c per pound. ,- r-i -
Mutton lambs,3Mcgross; dressed
odc per pound;: sheep, $3. 26 gross
dressed, 6c per pound. " "" A--
- Hogs Gross,heavy,$66.2a; light,
$4.755-dressed, 77 Wo per pound
i Veal Small, 8a8)iclarge,77ic
per pound. . ' - - : -"
- Beef Gross top steers, $3.504.00
cows and heifers, $3.00(93.50; dressed
beef, 5466c per. pound.:
- Hops 810e per pound.-- :
"'". Wool Valley,ll13Kc per pound
Eastern Oregon, 12c ; mohair,
2021c per' pound. .". . -AA:..,' A:-
Potatoes 65(385 per sack. . ;
The assessed valuation of Idaho has
increased $4,649,580 in a single year,
and the total now is $52,195,486.
Thirty-two - additional t- warehouses
are to be provided In New York for
the storage of 600,000 to 600,000 bags
of coffee. ... . ,:. .;.-.:
The total" number of esperlments on
llvine animals In the United Kingdom
In 19(W was 10,889, 2370 more than in
the previous year. It is stated that
but few of these experiments were in
any serious degree painful.
ARMY PAYMASTER ROBBED.
Pickpocket Stole $4800 From
In Florida. -
Pensacola, Fla.. Nov. 12. Paymas
ter - Stevens, Of - the United States
army,' arrived from Atlanta, and be
fore leaving ' that city placed in a
hand satchel $200 in silver and $4,800
in paper ' "money ; for the purpose of
paying the several hundred artillery
men at Fort Barnacas, their salaries
for the past month." : When he
reached the fort he found that all the
paper' money had been abstracted.
Xhe. police were instructed to watch
out for the treasure...' Paymaster
Stevens" thinks some professional
pickpocket followed him and relieved
him during the trip. . . He cannot
recall a single incident : of the trip
that would lead to anything on the
robbery, but has an idea the money
was taken before he left Atlanta. -
- Formal Dinner at White House.. -
Washington. Nov. 11. The presi
dent and Mrs. ' Roosevelt gave their
first formal dinner at - the White
House tonight, when a company of
18 persons was assembled in the fam
ily dining room, which was - beauti
fully adorned with .white chrysantne
mums. The guests included Secre
tary and Mrs." Hitchcock, Admiral
Dewey. ; - Colonel ; Sanger, -j Assistant
Secrtanr of War and Mrs. Sanger
Mr. and Mrs. : Whltelaw Reid: Mr.
and Mrs. Brooks-Adams,- of Boston;
Mr, and Mrs.-W.-w. Rockhlll, Com
mander and Mrs.-Cowles and Miss
Roosevelt. "" - " - ' . -;;
.. Carter Has More Evidence. -
Leavenworth," Kan., Nov. : 11. Ob-
erlin M. Carter has been notified of
the erantine of a civil trial in the
United States Circuit -Court in Chi-
caeo. Colonel L, D. Carter, L Stanton
Carter and Horace Stone, a Chicago
attorney, have been here in consul
tation with the ; prisoner, gathering
information for the approaching trial.
The purpose is to try at this trial to
Introduce ' evidence " which Captain
Carter asserts was excluded at the
$TEBED A PK0TEST
Sofia, Bulgaria, N6v.; 14. Consul
General Dickinson, of Constantino-
e, has ' supplemented his verbal
representations to the Bulgarian
government by a note today, in
which he 'recapitulates the history
the aduction by brigands of M its
Stone . and her companion, Mine. :
Tsilka, and the steps taken to obtain
her release, and reminds the foreign
minister of his promise to give every
assistance. He also instances where
the attitude of subordinate officials
has', not conformed with this assur
ance. ' -iinally,. Mr. Dickinson re-'
peats his demand for the non-interference
of the government in the nego
tiations. . . . i.-
Mr. Dickinson also quotes from
Miss Stone's letters, saying that the .
chief danger to which she is exposed
night irom hiding places by night
at the approach of troops. He de
clares .that the' people of the United
States -will hold the Bulgarian gov
ernment morally and legally respons- '
ibie lor tne lives of the captives.
should the : bandits, exasperated by
pursuit, slay them. . j
The government s reply, according
to the opinion expressed in official
circles, will set forth that while hesi
tating to establish the precedent that
the " government gave protection to
brigands in treating for. the ransom
captives in the present case, in
volving the safety of two ladies, the
government, as an act of courtesy
and humanity, will comply with Mr.
Dickinson's request. " -
A private agent who was employed
vis;t Doubritza reports that the
members of the secret committee
were discussing the lowest terms of
ransom that would be acceptable.
One member of the committee in
formed the correspondent of the
Associated Press that he- had been
invited to join the band and take
part in the kidnaping, but that he
refused and deprecated an attack
upon inoffensive women,' pointing
out that such action was calculated
to cost the committee more in sym
pathy and support than the value of
20 ransoms. This view seems to be
dawning gradually, even in Bulgar-'
lan circles, where the kidnaping ist-"'
condoned as in the interest of a sacred " '!
cause. - ' ;' '
LAYING IN SUPPLIES.
China Continues to Manufacture Arms and
- Ammunition In Vast Quantities.
London, Nov. 14. Telegraphing
from Hankow, the Pekin correspond
ent of the Times, says :
Ihe-Yangtse valley is now peace
ful and no doubt is entertained that
the court - will return to Pekin.
Trade is very active here. The man
ufacture- of arms and ammunition is
proceeding on a great scale at all the
principal Chinese arsenals. There
are about 2,000 workmen in the Han
kow arsenal and 2,500 in the arsenal
at Shanghai. " Forty thousand gun-
stocks -were recently imported and -15,000
Mausers -are now ready for
distribution. Large contracts for
the supply of rifles are being negoti
ated by the representatives of Euro
pean firearm makers. " Work on the .
railway from Hankow to Canton has
not yet begun. Recently Shang, the
laotai, asked that categorical assur
ance should be given the Chinese gov--'
ernment that this concession, which
was granted to an American syndi
cate, because the syndicate .was
American, should not become sub
ject, as was reported from America,
to the Belgians, who hold three
fourths of the original stock." .
. " First Monument to McKinley.
Tower,-Minn., .Nov. 12. The first
monument to be erected in honor of
William McKinley was unveiled here ;
yesteiday before thousands of people
who came from all over the North-
west."N Governor Van Sant was among
the speakers. '' ' All the bands that
could be mustered were on hand and
united in playing "Nearer My God to
Thee,''the crowd singing the words.
' Due on Late President's Salary.
Washington, Nov. 14. A state-
ment of accounts was made today by
the auditor of the state department,
charging the late President McKin
ley with the warrants issued to him -
on account of salary from the begin
ning of his incumbency of the omce
of president to the 'day of his death
and crediting him witn tne amount
due. him on account of salary. A
balance due of $1,856 was found.- A
warrant : in iavor of the administra-'
tors of the estate was drawn by the
secretary of the treasury.
Northwest Postal Orders. : :
"-Washington, Nov. 14. On Novem
ber 50 the . postofEces at ' Cannon
Beachi - Clatsop county, and Carter, :
Malheur county,- . Or., are tobe dis '
continued. A postoffice has been .es
tablished at Niblack, Alaska, to be
supplied from Dolonii. The recent.,
order, of the postoffice department
discontinuing the postoffice at Hes-
Iseltine. Lincoln county, Wash., has