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COEVAIiLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OKEGON, FEIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1301.
VOL. XXX VIII. NO. 49.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
k Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happening! of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Gilbert Parker, the novelist, is
coming to America,
There is danger of a serious water
famine at Hong Kong.
The Illinois fund for the McKinley
memorial amounts to $6,342.
King Edward ignores the anti
British agitation in Germany.
Twenty-six men were killed by a
boiler explosion at Detroit, Mich.
Santos-Dnmont proposes to make
ascents in his airship from London
Frank Munsey has purchased a
controlling interest in the New York
Daily News. ,
The warship Missouri will be
launched at Newport News, Saturday,
The switchmen's strike at
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HOT FIGHT WITH REBELS.
RAILROAD MEN STRIKE.
IDAHO'S LOG CABIN PRINTING OFFICE
Jfdaho has a printing office and a good one that is still maintained in
the old log cabin built over 20 years ago. The Wood Eiver Times, daily and
weeklv, at Hailey, occupies mis oaa Duuuing bdu everyuiiug uuuui il ih uum
fortable and convenient. Additions to the building have been made as
needed, nartl v of loes and partly of modern building material. T. E. Picotte'
has owned and Dublished The Times since the first issue, June 15, 1881,
When the daily was started, May 22, 1882, Associated Press dispatches were
received by wire at Blackfoot and then sent 175 mile by stage to Hailey. It
Pitts- was the first daily published in Idaho. The office floor in the log cabin was
bure was a failure. Only one rail- for a time the virgin son. men nooring was nauieu in iou nines, coaling
? . J aiaf ' 1 J t 1 Dnfta koa noon . fir-, f i fi nA ifU AaVr nn.a jn
road was seriously affected. I izo per mouiuuiu ixu, jja. a .kp u iou iuwujuw n.vu uo.ijr pia m
' , , .1 Wpw York City. Chicago and several other large cities, always in lm
Hueen wiineunina niw r"ru Urtant and successful txwitions. With a single exception he has always de-
irom ner recent mness, ano wm e J,ined p0iiticai offices, because he feels that a newspaper man shouldj-devote
able to go out in a few days. - .. Drofesaion. The Ion cabin printing office attracts all visit-
The General Carriage Company, ora to the Wood river country and Editor Picotte may well be proud of his
of New Jersiy, will be reorganized building, his plant and his two newspapers,
witn a capital oi j,ow,uw,
Kitchener has again applied for a
number of staff officers from India to
be sent forthwith to South Africa.
Strike of railroad switchmen
ordered at Pittsburg.
Shakir Pasha has been appointed
governor of Scurati, Asia Minor.
Marquis Ito, the Japanese states,
man, has arrived at St. Petersburg.
William" Gwin, for 30 years chief
messenger to the secretary ot state,
Home , Kule Republican party of
Hawaii wants Chinese exclusion laws
Three masked men entered a gamb
ling resort at Chickasaw, I. T., and
Half a million people in the Yang-
tse valley, China, will starve unless
they receive -id.
The monetary loss from the recent
gale on the Atlantic is greater than
at first supposed. -
Traffic on the Panama railway was
stopped, but marines from the Iowa
soon re-established it.
North Weymouth, Mass., was visit
ed by a disastrous fire which will
throw many men out of employment
for a time.
Johnston, Miss., has been practi
cally destroyed by fire. Fourteen
stores and six, residences were burned
According to a dispatch to the
London Standard from Odoesa, 130
persons perished in recent earth
quakes at Errazoum,
Secretary Hay has just received
from : an unknown person, through
the collector of customs at New York,
a conscience contribution of $18,668.
Americans captured a rebel camp
in Bohol island. '.
Sousa's band is playing to overflow'
mg audiences in London,
Fire destroyed the Crawfordsville,
Ind., wire and nail plant. Loss,
Lord Salisbury is said to be aging
rapidly, and displays little interest in
Bobbers blew open the Bollersville,
O. , postoffice safe, and secured $300
worth of stamps and $50.
Pittsburg, Pa., switchmen have
made a demand for higher wages and
will go on strike if refused.
The bodies of the eight mining
officials were recovered from the
Baby mine in West Virginia,
Two men have been arrested -and
confessed to the murder ot young
Morrow, which occurred in Portland.
On the suggestion of Germany and
Russia, there has been an inter
national exchange of views regarding
the surveillance of anarchists.
The Bteamer Alerta, with 2U0 pas
sengers, some ot them discharged sol
diers, is believed to have been. lost
while en route from Subig bay to
Pretoria reports many more cap
tures in the Transvaal and Orange
Eiver Colony. In the southeastern
district of the Transvaal, the British
troops are dealing with isolated par
ties of Boers.
Turkey is in bad financial straits,
Agninaldo wants to plead his cause
Queen Draea. of Servia, is said to
have been shot at. ,
Fire at a Colorado mine caused the
loes of probably 100 lives,
Lieutenant Had a Hand-to-Hand Conflict With
Filipino Insurgents. V
Manila, Nov. 28. Second Lieuten
ant Louis J. Van Sohack, of the
Fourth infantry, while scouting with
a few men of that regiment, met 150
insurgents who had attacked and
sacked the hamlet of Siaraca, near
Cavite. Upon seeing : the Filpinos,
Van Sohack ordered his men to
charge them. The command was
obeyed, and Van scnacK Deng mount
ed, reached the insurgents 60 yards
in advance of his men. Me ' Killed
three of them with his revolver. ' An
insurgent fired his rifle point blank
at Van Schack at four paces, but
missed, v Lieutenant yan Schack
was then knocked from" his horse.
He then jumped - to his feet and
engaged in a hand-to-hand conflict
with the enemy, using the butt of
his revolver. He sustained two
severe Wounds, one of which nearly
severed his wrist. At this point the
lieutenant's men arrived, " rescued
him, and put the insurgents to flight.
Van Schack is in the military hos
pital at Manila, and is doing well.
He has already been recommended
for a medal, of honor for bravery in a
previous engagement. . ( .
, Insurgent Leader to Give Up.
Manila, Nov. 28. General Hughes,
commander of the department of the
Viscaya. reports - negotiations . are
about completed for the surrender of
the insurgent leader Samson on Jtso-
hol island. This surrender will
doubtless end the revolt against
American authority in Bohol, as
Samson is - acknowledged to be the
best insurgent leader there.
HAWAII AGAINST CHINESE.
Delegate Wilcox Asked to Work for Re-Enact-
inent of Exclusion Law.
Honolulu, Nov. 21, via San Fran
cisco, .Nov. 28. At a meeting oi the
Home Bule Republican party, as it is
now known, called to give a farewell
reception to Delegate Wilcox, resolu
tions - were adopted asking him to
work for the removal - of -r Governor
Dole and denouncing Secretary of
the Territory Cooper for having re
commended at Washington' that
Chinese immigration into Hawaii be
allowed. The ' resoutions against
Dole were based largely upon his re
cent action in raising money for gov
ernment purposes by borrowing it,
under an understanding that the
next legislature , would . repay the
money. Dole took : this course
rather than call an extra session of
the legisalture, whicV, the Home
Rulers wanted. " , "
- The resolutions as adopted pledge
Home Bule candidates in the future
to repudiate any debts that the gov
ernor may contract in "this way and
this action may interfere to an ex
tent with the governor's plans to get
the- money. The Home Rulers al
lege that . he is usurping the powers
of the legislature in thus raising
money and calling upon a future
legislature to appropriate it.
The party also instructed Delegate
Wilcox,, who was elected as a Home
Buler, to work for the re-enactment
of the Chinese exclusion laws. . The
anti-Chinese resolution declares that
while 90 per cent of the Asiatics that
are in that country came here to be
plantation laborers, less than 35 per
cent of hem are such now, and
that the rest are in competition with
whites and Hawaiians as arch ene
mies and merchants.
" An Outlaw Killed.
Nngales, N. M.; Nov. 27. James
Alvord, the famous outlaw, who
assisted in the Coche and Fairbanks
robbery, on the Southern Pacific, was
killed while trying to hold up a mes
senger of the Sonora Mining Com
pany, at Tubutama, Sonora. Two
men, one a Mexican and. the other
an American, attempted to stop T,
Vandeveer, carrier of the money for
the company. - Vandeveer recognized
Alvord and shot him;. During the
fierce fusillade Vandeveer says two
bullets took effect, ' one in the head
and one in the breast. Vandeveer
was shot twice, but escaped with the
money. : ; -
May Not Please Carnegie.
Elwood,!Ind., Nov. 28. The gift
of $25,000 by Andrew Carnegie for a
public library building here has been
accepted with a stipulation that may
not be pleasing to the donor. It is
that the building shall be known as
The Elwood Public Library." It is
customary for' cities receiving such
gifts to name the library after the
iron magnate. It is said that the
name was chosen to placate some of
the labor unions.
Order Made Affecting Switchmen of Seven
'.v:; V Lines at Pittsburg. .:
, Pittsburg, Nov. 27. The switch
men -on seven railroads of Pittsburg
have decided to strike at 6 o'clock
tomorrow morning. At a meeting
of '. the Brotherhood of Switchmen
tonight which was attended, by about
600 members, this action was decided
upon, and the result of this meeting
can only - be conjectured. ' In antici
pation of possible trouble it is learned
that the Pennsylvania 'Railroad has
made an application to the city ; for
60 ; officers to be on. hand in the
Union station yards at 6 o'clock to
morrow morning, and in the Balti
more & Ohio yards fully 100 Pinker
ton men are on duty tonightl r
The claim made at the switchmens
meeting tonight was that 700 to 1,000
men would obey the strike order in
the ; morning'. The r estimate- was
that in the Union station yards of
the Pennsylvania Railroad 138 men
would go out ; that the yards at Pit-
cairn and Wall would go out in the
same proportion ; that the Baltimore
& Ohio and ' the Pittsburg & Lake
Erie yards would go out solidly and
that the Monongahela, the Pittsburg,
Virginia & Charleston, the Shoen
berger Terminal and the Pittsburg
and. Western would be practically
without 'men. It was also Paid that
the Fort Wayne and Panhandle men
would lend a helping hand.
ihe demand of the men is that the
Chicago rate be paid here.. This rate
is 27 cents per hour for day conduc
foreman 29 cents for night conductors
of switch engines; helpers, 25 cents
day and 27 cents night. The Pitts,
burg rate at present is 25 cents, for
day and 26 for night conductors ; 19
cents day and 20 cents night for
helpers " ' . '
Grand : Master Hawley. of the
Switchmen's Union, is expected here
tomorrow to conduct the strike.
Was Made Under Instructions From the
Washington, Nov. 25. Minister
Conger's action in protesting to the
Chinese government against tne arbi
trary cancellation of a railway fran
chise, granted to an American : com
pany, and its transfer to a French
corporation, was taken upon represen
tations made to the state department
by the American-China Improvement
Company, which has a franchise to
construct a railroad from . Canton to
Hankow. It is understood that for
feiture of the claim was based on two
counts : First, that the road was not
completed within the stipulated per
od of time; and second, that the
American corporation had passed to
The state department holds that the
conditions in China for the past year
and a half have been such as to make
it impossible for the American com
pany to have completed its work, and
that for this delay the Chinese gov
ernment itself is responsible. ' In the
second count the fact that the road
maintains its American ' charter
makes it incumbent upon our govern
ment, following its rule, to defend
, Treasure-Ship Making Good Time.
New York, Nov. 27. The North
German Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse, which left New York
last week carrying over $7,000,000
worth , of gold bullion for London,
Paris-and Berlin, was reported by
cable passing the Scilly islands this
morning. The treasure ship has
made good time.
Turkey is Without Funds and Unable to Bor-
: : : ; row Troops Are Unpaid. '
Constantinople, Nov. 26. Never
has the Turkish government been in
such financial " straights as at the
present time. ,; It is impossible to see
how the expenses of the Ramazan and
Bairam, due in December and Janu
ary and involving 360,000, can be
met. - The Ottoman bank utterly re
fuses to make any more advances and
the penury is so acute that even the
troops in many provinces are unpaid.
The consequence is that there . have
been .mutinies in several districts.
Hostile demonstrations here recently
have only been quieted by the author
ities hastily scraping together a few
thousand piastres as something on ac
count. ' . .
v Englishman Will Be Deported.
Manila, Nov. 28. Paterson, an
Englishman, the secretary to Sixto
Lopez, who was smuggled ashore by
Fiske Warren, of B oston, was taken
before the collector of the port, when
he called at the custom house for his
baggage. Tne collector insisted that
he take the oath of allegiance, and as
Paterson refused to do so, he will be
deported. The United States light
house steamer General Alva has been
towed into Sorsogon, - Southeast Lu
zon, with her shaft broken.
The hobby of Gov. Geer is a love of
good horses. He is said to be the
best judge of horses in his state.
- Sixty-five thousand dollars have
: been offered for a 1 seat - on the New
York stock exchange, establishing a
new figure. .: -----
John Jay Jackson, judge of the
United States court for the northern
Kitchener Reaches an Agreement.
Cape Town, Nov. 28. Lord Kitch
ener and sir Gordon Spngg, prime
minister of Cape Colony, have
reached ' an agreement under : the
terms of which Cape . Colony resumed
the control of the Colonial troops in
districts.' There has been much
discontent in the Cape, arising from
district of West Virginia, has com- the fact that the Colonial troops were
nleted the fortieth year of his service being removed from the command of
on the federal bench. - , the Colonial government. ? v
Chile's First Iron Steamer. '
Santiago de Chile, Nov. 27. The
launch of the first iron steamer : con
structed in Chile occurred at Valpar
aiso teday, and was a great success,
The ceremony was attended hy the
president, the federal authorities.
and a large assemblage of the people.
The entire ship, ' from keel to truck,
was constructed in this country.
French Chinese Indemnity Loan.
Paris, Nov. 27. The chamber of
deputies today, by a . vote of 295 to
249, adopted the sum of 265,000,000
francs for the ; Chinese - indemnity
loan, rejecting the smaller sums pror
posed. ' It was declared, during the
course of the discussion, that the gov
ernment would make no distinction
between those who weie entitled to
indemnities, but would pursue in the
far East France's - traditional policy
and fulfill all the duties of its pro
tectorate, : fust as it claimed all its
rights. " .- t ,: ' 1
Bought San Juan Battlefield. "
Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 27. Dur
ing his recent ' visit General Wood
bought for the government the,! prin
cipal portion of the San Juan battle
field, including the - San Juan hill
the site of the blockhouse and Bloody
Bend. The tract comprises 200 acres
and cost S1S.000. It will be consid
ered a United States reservation and
the- goverment intends to lay out
beautiful park on the old battlefield,
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST PROM ALL
PART8 OF OREGON.
A BANKRUPT GOVERNMENT.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
. and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report.
A good quality of gas was struck in
the oil well being drilled near On
tario. '. . ,
The next session of the legislature
will be asked to divide Umatilla
county. - "
A movement is on foot to have
some of the star mail routes' in Baker
county changed .
Malheur and Harney county wool
growers have organized and will here
after pool their clips.
Salem shoe merchants will follow
the grocers in closing their stores at
6:30 P. M., except Saturdays.
Three car loads of dressed turkevs
were shipped from Douglas county to
Ban urancisco lor lhanfesgiving.
A rich body of gold ore has been
uncovered in the Water Gulch dis
trict, 25 miles east of Grants Pass. -
Southern Oregon placer miners are
jubilant over the recent heavy rains,
wnicn win raise the creeks enough
to allow operations to be resumed
Articles of incorporation of the
uougias Uounty Bank, located at
Roseburg, have been filed with the
secretary of state. Capital, $ 850,000.
The Olive Creek Placer Mines Co,
with headquarters at Sumpter, has
filed articles' of incorporation with
the secretary of state. Capital,' $1,
Crater lake, in which' it has long
oeen conceded that nsh could not live,
has been found to contain fish of the
cold water trout species. Some of
them have attained the length of 30
The rush for public lands in Uma
tilla county were never so numerous
as this year. ..;
Another oil company has been
organized to operate in the Malheur
Portland capitalists are figuring on
leasing the Weston water works and
electric light plant.
A four-foot vein of rich gold .bear
ing quartz has been uncovered in the
Baker mining district. -.
xae iODurg lumoer mill has- in
stalled an electric light plant and
will run day and night.
A vein of coal has lieen discovered
near Huntington which promises to
develop into a very fair quality.
Scarcity of cars in Southern Ore
gon is delaying somewhat the ship
ment ot wheat irom that section.
Small, stockmen in ; the souther
part of Umatilla county are being
crowoeo out oi Dusiness by the own
ers of large herds.
Of the estimated 4,000,000 to 4.500.
000 bushels of wheat raised in Uma
tilla this year, a total of 1,500,000
bushels have been sold to date. - The
price averaged about 40 cents. -
According to present indications.
Pendleton will suffer a fuel famine
this year, as there are about 4,000
cords less ol wood in the market than
usual. The shortage is due to a scar
city of laborers.
Protest Against Progress of Boer War Is Be
ginning to Nave Its Effect
New York, Nov. 27. The corres
pondent of the London Times and
the New York Times at Pretoria says
the fact that Commandants Touche,
Myburgh and Weasels have been left
alone -for some time in Northeast
Cape Colony is adduced as a sign of
relaxing British efforts in the colony.
The correspondent declares that this
only another instance of unrea
sonable impatience recently manifest-
in regard to the progress of the
war. - x ;
The mistake was once frequently
made, after clearing one district, of
pursuing the Boers immediately into
another, and allowing them to break
back into the first. , . To obviate this,
now that he has cleared the midlands.
General French . has been obliged to
allow the enemy to remain in com
parative quiet in the Barkley East
district until he has made sure that
they will not break west, when he
will proceed, against them. The
building of a line of blockhouses
from the north, southeast to Dord
recht, which is now in progress, will,
is expected, prevent the Boers from
The columns now operating in this
istrict, if they succeed in clearing
the country, will practically 'free the
colony, east of the main line from
Cape Town to De Aar, of Boers.
Athletic Club Swindle.
Fort Scott, Kan., Nov. 26. The
federal grand jury has indicted five of
the principal men of the Webb City,
Mo., - Athletic ; Club in" connection
with recent heavy losses of money at
the club's foot racing track. It is as
serted by the officers that the mem
bers of the club do not deny having
won, in the last 18 months, upward
of $200,000. The winnings last week
are known to have been $27,000, not
withstanding the publicity resulting
from the prosecution instituted by
Representative J. M. - Davis, of this
county, who lost $5,000 there and
says he was swindled out of it.
The Charleston Exposition.
Charleston,: S. C, Nov, 26
opening of the South Carolina
state and. West Indian exposition
only six days off and all the builders
and exhibitors are on the rush. The
United States marine corps has gone
into camp on the exposition groundi
for the entire -exposition period
Many of the best exhibits have
already arrived, and the interiors of
the buildings are being beautified by
rich decorations. , The merchants and
manufacturers of this city will make
the opening day 'a public holiday.
. Crave Fears for German Vessel.
Lone Branch, N. J., Nov. 26.
Storm tossed and lying bioadside at
anchor in a heavy sea, the German
ship Flotbek, from Plymouth for New
York, was laboring hard against all
odds, "'. to save herself from being
beached at a late hour tonight, about
one-third of a mile off shore, between
North Long Branch, and Monmouth
beach. Grave fears are entertained
by the life saving station officers at
Monmouth beach. '
Wheat Walla Walla,, 57(858
bluestem, 9c; valley, a758c.
Flour Best grades, 82. 65 3. 50
per barrel; graham, $2.50. : .
Oats Nominal 95 $1.00 pr cental
Barley Feed, $15.5016: brewine.
fxoxo.ou per ton. ( -
MillBtuffs Bran, $15.50 17: mid
dling, $1920.a0; shorts, 1617.50
chop, $lo 16.60. "
Hay Timothy. $1112: clover.
9((g.au; uregon wiia nay, $oo per
Butter Fancy creamery,2225c
dairy, 1820c; store, 1214c per
pound. - -:
JSggs Storage, 2022J; fresh, 28
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
lahic: i oung America, 1415c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, S2.50a
3.50; hens, $4.00; dressed, 910c
per pound; springs, $2.50 3.00,
per dozen; ducks, $3 for old ; $4.00
o.OO for young; geese, $66.50 pr doz
en; turkeys, live, 1012c; dressed,
12146c per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3 Jie gross : dressed
66o per pound; sheep, $3. 25 gross
dressed, 66o per pound. 1
Hogs ttros8,heavy,$a5.25: light.
4W03: dressed, b7c per pound.
veal small, Bg8c;large,77$i
Beef Gross top steers, $3.50(34.00';
cows and heifers, $3. 00 3. 50; dressed
beet, d lc per pound. - . .
Mops 8 lUo per pound.
Wool Valley, 11 14c per pound
Eastern Oregon, 812e; mohair,
zigzi6C per pound.
Potatoes 75 90 per sack.
The supply of silver bullion in the
treasury has ' dwindled until only
about $42,000,000 worth is left.
The census of 1900 shows that there
are 13,197 Negroes to every 100,000
whites, as compared with 13,575
Mrs. May Preston Slasson, wife of
the vice president of the faculty of
the University of Wyoming, is the
only woman chaplain of a prison
the United States. f
RELAXING THE CHASE.
fifty Employes at Work When the Crash
Came Property Loss
PERISHED AT SEA.
Philippine Steamer With" 200 Passengers,
May Be Lost
Manila, Nov. 26. The local steam
er Alerta, with 200 passengers, includ
ing some discharged American sol
diers, from Olongapo, Subig bay, to
Manila, is believed to have been lost.
Uaptam Edward P. Lawton's com
pany of the Nineteenth infantry has
attacked and captured an insurgent
fort on Bohol island, south of Cebu,
in the Visayan group. This, fort was
surrounded on all sides by a preci
pice, and the only entrance to the
higher ground was guarded by a stock
ade, with a line of entrenchments be
hind it. Captain Lawton sent Ser
geant McMahon and 20 men to climb
the precipice and attack the fort in
the rear. Sergeant McMahon 's party
accomplished their task after three
hours' climbing through the thick
undergrowth. They took the enemy
by surprise and drove them from the
fort. As the insurgents escaped, they
had to pass the remainder of Captain
Lawton's company at a distance of 150
yards. . Here the enemy suffered ter
rible losses. The insurgents defended
themselves with both cannon and
rifles. The cannon were captured;
the smaller ones were removed, while
the larger ones were buried. Captain
Lawton, in his report, makes special
mention of the bravery of Sergeants
McMahon and List.
General Chaffee has ordered that in
the future complete records shall be
kept of all natives taking the oath of
allegiance - to the United States.
Duplicates cf these records will be
igned in English, Spanish and Tagal.
ST. LOUIS WILL BE READY.
TWENTY-FIVE KILLED-26 MORE ,
Will Aggregate t-
$150,000 Number of Bodies Caught in fc.
Wreckage and Burned Up Three Story
Brick Building Destroyed. .
IVt.rnit. Tlfipli V, 9Q Tk
boiler in the factory of the Pemberthy
Injector Company, exploded vester-
day with terrific force, demolishing "
the entire three story brick buildin?
iu wuiuu it was :ocateo. inside the -'
structure some 50 employee were at -
work. More than half of these were r
more or less seriously injured and at -least
26 were killed, three of the in- I
jrired dying shortly after being re
moved to the hospital.
Up to 1 o clock yesterday afternoon ;
40 injured had been taken to hos- -
The rear, or mechanical buildin?
was 54x100 feet in size. It was sep
arated from the larger structure ad-
joining by a 16 foot alley. The me-
chanical building was instantly de
stroyed, and a portion of the wall of
the other one was blown in. No one ;
in the latter building was seriously
hurt, excepting one girl.
Ihe wrecked buildme is burning
fiercely underneath and it is imnrob- .
able that any of those buried in the
ruins are alive. Firemen and a larce
gang of board of public works em
ployes are working on the,ruins. The
property loss is estimated'at $150,000.
BRIGANDS' ULTIMATUM. '
Three Big Buildings Acquired for the World's
Fair No Delay m Work.
St. Louis, Nov. 22. In the devel
opment of the world's fair there is
every indication that it will be ready
on time, notwithstanding discussion
to the contrary during the last few
days A. long step forward has been
taken by the acquirement of the
grounds and buildings of Washington
University ' for world's fair purposes.
The administration building is almost
ready for occupancy, and the two
other large buildings to be used for
educational exhibits can be made
ready in a short time. Director of
Works Taylor and Engineer Mark
mann have also made an important
discovery, to the effect that no piling
nor blasting will be required for build
ing foundations. This fact will not
only save a vast amount of money,
but many weeks of time. The con
struction of buildings may proceed at
once , upon the letting of contracts,
Throughout the world's fair site
there is a firm clay foundation that
will sustain the heaviest weighti
: What New York's Election Cost
New York, Nov. 25. The pay rolls
of the boards of education of greater
New York, which have been approved
show that the recent city electon cost
the municipality $670,000, or $1.08 for
each voter that was registered Adver
tising cost $90,000; ballot printing
$35,000 ; incidentals $75,000, and the
rest went to registration and election
officers. - The state also expended
about $6,000 in connection with the
.Will Leave Sofia.
Sofia, Nov. 25 Mr. Dickinson, the
diplomatic agent here of the United
States, has returned to - Constantino
ple. 'There is obviously no prospect
of a! settlement; with Miss stone
abductors- The departure , of Mr.
Dickinson- will probably have a good
effect upon the brigands who have
Miss Stone in their possession
they may fear to lose everything
not accepting Mr.
ACTORY BLOWN UP
Threaten to Kill Miss Stone and Companion
Unlesr Full Ransom Is Paid.
New York, Nov. 28. Commentine
on the report that the brigands have
sent a message to American Diplo-
matic Agent Dickinson that unless he
accedes by January 1 to their original
demand for 25,000 Turkish lira, or
pounds ($110,000) ransom, they will
kill both their captives Miss Ellen
M. Stone and Mrs. Tsilka the Sofia,
Bulgaria; correspondent of the World
This report comes in private ad
vices from Dubnitz, the Bulgarian
frontier town which is the present
headquarters of the secret agents
through whom Mr. Dickinson' has
been communicating with " the
Ihe message is said to be the rob
bers' answer to the ultimatum re
ported to have been sent to them by
Mr. Dickinson but which he denied
sending offering as ransom 12,000
Turkish lira ($52,000), and no more,
and giving them until next Saturday
to accept that sum, after which time
that and all previous offers would be
Mr. Dickinson, who was the United
States Consul general at Constanti
nople when he was appointed diplo
matic agent at Sofia, went to Con
stantinople immediately after the re
port became current that he had sent
an ultimatum and he is still there.
The report that the brigands will kill
their - prisoners is not believed at
TRUE TO THEIR THREAT.
Union Miners Put Up Another Tent on Site
ol Camp Broken Up.
Earlington, Ky.. Nov. 28. True
to their threat to maintain the camp
at Nortonville, the union miners
erected another tent today on the site
ui mo uamp wnicn juuge nail DroKe
up only yesterday and hauled to
Madison ville. At that time the
leaders who had command of the
camp, were not arrested. The re
newal of the camp today was a great
The union men are relying on
Judge-elect Givens to again permit
the camps in Hopkins county after
January 1, although Judge Givens
announced that he would stringently
uphold the law. borne of the local
companies who have not been protect
ed are taking Bteps to secure foreign
charters and get under the protection
of the United States courts.
Burned to Death.
Pittsburg, Nov. 28. Four persons
were burned to death and two serious
ly injured in a fire early this morning
in K.noxville, a suburb of this c.'ty.
The fire was caused by pouring kero
sene in a stove to start the lire.
Highwayman Took His Diamonds.
Cleveland, O., Nov. 28. Gustav
Heinrich, a wealthy furrier of New
York City, was assaulted and robbed
of diamonds worth $350 early today,
while on his way to his hotel after
calling on friends. . Heinrich states
nunc iivtu uignaj uicu biiic.n a mow
around his head, choked him into in
sensibility, took his diamonds and
threw him into a nearby yard. The
robbers did not - take a gold watch
and $225 which were in Heinrich 's
Dickinson's pro- lished by the
General Arbitration Treaty.
Mexico City, Nov. 28. Fernandino
Guachilla, a delegate to the Pan
American congress from Bolivia, re
ceived ".. yesterday from his govern
ment, a telegram announcing that
Bolivia had concluded a general ar
bitration treaty with Peru, and ac
cepting - beforehand, as a court of ar
bitration, that which may be estab-