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MnnulnclMrep and
lealor In
Drought, forest and Prairie Tires
Devastate the East.
1aaitnla. Viacn.ais. Mkbin... Illinois .ad
l.tfii.s Sal. a lnit.elv ,u Ham.
'V Nu V er. Hoc Weather
. Winning, ruiuUr 7 -The forct nr.
Dial have l-.-ii ruling In Manitoba Ii. Ki
lo I ho houi.kry line fi ihe p.iat ten
(lay. have broken out more furiouHy
limn ever. Ten or twelve arr
reported to have been burned lu dentil
ami tlm fire la rapidly , reading n ml
c,roliig tlm boundary m Into North
Dakota. hVujera have Ik. n fighting the
ltutin fur over ti week trying to keep
tlietn from getting mto the- morn thli kly
popuUtxl ili.trl.-t. Tlio flamea nrc ilrlv.
Hi ImticlriiU of olVf. uml coynt.-a iim,
tb" ojiert uml riorka of eeaj ihmI ilm kii
hnv tiertl aceii flying over tile litlrlilllK
fwr.t. N.ur Whlu-mouth. II. U. Iiun
dry. a tnier. wu Imnml in ileal Ii.
A irrmn woman llvln in a mll houw
nenr where tti. Ore wiia the m't furlou"
ye.tepUy la rejKirteil lo have hiirtnl lo
iVth un.l her rhlhlrrn are ml.ln.
A d!Kit.'h from Whltehoune atulea the
Dre I preii.llnif rnpMly. B-Veriil int.
tU-ra had eloae calla for their Uvea. A
hevy wlit.l ilrove u m.i.n of ainoke
whl.'h hllnileil. anj B r. line of flame
which con.umeil everything in it twth.
Ku.t of Whltemou'h i!k- altuiitlon In
very critical. The n-vtlon forenun of
Imrwlii nr.. hit w:f- unl men were
lcke.J tin hy a freight train ami hromrhi
to Whlirmouth. H.MiJiiuu.ter Homer on
a hntxl'iir I to rnn from I ur In
with hla met), hut marly muruniUJ
thrtiuieh aufr.KUtlon w comx-ile.l to
Hike rvfue in n iw..lnK frelsht tr.iln.
All th teleRnirh p..e f.r aeven.l mile.
eaat if the town are ilown -no t. 'n.
ur.. lle. ui.
. Ue 9 :
Thp country la on fire here. On oo.h
al.lea of llp.kcii lleml river much
la 1k'II! ilnn. The anioke l a.) 1 1:1 k
thut II la lm.lhle to aee twenty yiinla.
tlioouh ther.. k no (Ire m ar.-r than n
mile. Mr. anl Mra. Votinv. who lle
elKht mlln awny. .t every thiiiK iiii.l
only icivel their !lea ly atiihilliic In
the river for twelve hotira, when they
were oHe to com,, out tiin the hurn.-.l
ItrounJ after the Hr h.ul ie.l. Neurly
everyone In ih- pa:h of the tliimea l.t
every thlnic.
At Iveiiiirjmir. Miinltoliii. aeveti nriii
have hem Imnie. 1 to il.lh. Mra. (i. W
Willhinia, her jouiik aon nml a ihuinhter race wtlh tht ll'iniea for
mile. They hii.l ti t,.im of hora.H. which
they kivl "li the run. SMirk from the
hurnliiK tlmhcr wire Mown Into the ilry
Kronn.l of ).rnlrle where they wen
coniicl!.l to croea mi. I aooti they were
anrroumleil hy llainea. The fnimlc hor-..
Hturte.l to run alrulchr nh.n.l Into the
hurnln tlnilMT. Before they ha.l boii.
far the cirrhiite wua overturnivl uml th. y
wer thrown .loun .'in emhnnkineiit Int..
u anmll creek. Till prolMhly mive I their
Uvea. They were Kully hiirnc.l.
A rexirt from MorrlH, ManUoha m.vs
i tire haa Ixen niRlim there ami
me family of fh pemona la known to
have peilHhcl.
Kcnoahii, VI., OvtolKT 7. (11.1 uetUcia
Of KeliiKhii uy this Ki heeti the .liyest
aenaon for yearn In thla part of th,. conn, i
tT. evolution la iMrch.Hl nml cropa
hlaateil. Well, an J aprlnsa lutve ilrhsl
up. onJ n a result of acinvkty of WMtcr,
mock ha a aufferej (rreatly. I'rHlrlo Urea In
Sommcra nnvl Ilrlatol canned by tiparka
from Iiib; entrlnea Jeatroywl conald.
erahle roKTty belotiKliiK to the farmora.
All kin. la of menu a have been a.lopic.l
to stay the advance of the Manica. In
ome csea where the fire wna apparently
extliiKUlahexl, It Cflntlnutd to burn Iwlow
th, aurface.
MUaeoutiih, 111., October 7. In the ex
perience of the oldest settler In St. Clair
and adjoining counties tK r-resctit ''ecuth
Is without parallel. For two mouths
there has been prnctlvully no rainfall In
ih! section nml the temperature has
ranged nhovu SO degrees lamosl dally dur
ing nil that time. The damage done by
the drouth In southern Illinois cannot be
estimated, but It hit lieei Kvat. The
heaviest loss to the farmera la on the
corn crop, which hna been out down 60
to fi5 per cent. ' It has also done great
damage to all lute Vegetation and to the
fruit crop generally. Hundred of wells,
olstorn and creek have entirely failed
and A water famine Is threatened over n
Are all the rage. We have them In
the following colors: Red. green, blue.
gray, brown, and French blue; II each.
fcMj, - ' i ' -
IniK" area of country. Many farmer,
real'lliiif at of MiiacBHIiih ore hauling
water a dladuiio of all lull. a. Th wa.
. r In the K;ikn.kl river hna reached
I he oiat atnite in yfara. In aMIilxn
lo th aevero Ion on ctihi of vurlo'ia
klnda, the farmer, will have to provide
(in uiiuaitully large quantity of f-ed for
th.-lr acock, owing to tli parched condl.
Hon of all the paaturca. The atoi k feed
ing aenaon l-iflna fully two month, car.
.. r than uauul, a. a rc.ult of the drouth.
Valporalao, Ind., fji-lolxr ".The Kan.
k.ik.-.. m.irah Area are .preadlng ' In thla
county, although the farmer, have given
up nil oil., r work and are lighting It
in all hour of the day, Heveral houw. deatroyed la.t night. The IIk mnrh
mar Aaalnong c.niKht flio la.t night and
the flame. awi-rt over acrea of land, ile-
atroylng everything In their path. Ileal. .
deiila of Hebron, Koii'.t and Klninun are
Uidly fr.ghlnd, a. It l feared the fire !
ma)' .weep a. roa tip; heavy dltcht-a which
Im vr u-en dug. t
Ixeaiur, Ind, Octotrf" 7 Koreat flrti
are raging over the entire norlhweaern
part of thla county. Flclda of .hocked
nwii have Im i-ii aept away hy the
Ii Grantre, Ind.. Ot-tolarr 7. Tlu- drouth
which without precelcirt In northern
In.haua.hua Ixen partially broken by u
light ruin. The Urn In the Uunura. k
awumpa h.ia Increaaed. tut the farmera
are ao organlaed thai they anticipate
no great damuge unhaa the wind audden.
ly change.
(Jreut Una are Imfnlni In the marahca
nenr K'Mlieatvr, Ind.
Nile. Mich., Octolx.f 7. Kat and north
of thla city the nuirah Area continue.
Farmer tuve fought the fla.met ntght
and day for a week and an- utterly ex
huuated. They have moved their houae.
hold good to place of rafety and have
aacrlfk'cd their home. Game which In.
nuhlted the marahe hal leen driven to
the chy. Near ncrrlen Bprlntr on what
la known aa the Dig Meadow, the fire
ha .Wept over like a prairie fire and
hundred, of acre of potatoes have been
ronfltol In the hills.
The fire I the wort that hat occurred
In rhl vicinity !nce 1671.
rKO.M THE StU CONCtKEXCC. V ill I' rolialilv Aijicc tu a Separate
lccti. Vitb the f cij I ih Kcp
rttnt3ie. New York. Octolxx 7. -A diaputch to
the Herald from Waahlngion saya:
The ion prooe8 to make
clear to llrciit llrltaln the emlnirrassmeni
cauaed thla government by her refusal
to partlclat' with ltuj-sla and JaKin
In thc pr. pos.d confcri'in-e on the t.e:illni;
(piesllon. A notes If now In course of
ptc..ra;icii at the ai.itc .lcpartnu T'.t
which will deprecate the with.lrav. al of
the MrltMi .'oct'nincnl at such a
hour, mil call attention lo the fact that
the .oiiimuiilca:l.ii of May It', which Sec
ret. iiy Shcnu.ui a sscd to Lonl S.ilis
hury. stated that Russia and Japan would
he Invlicd to take part hi the conference.
The Iirltlsh government ha no reason,
ahle -rournl a: tills t:nie for refusliur
t. KirtlclMtt', when she had already in
cepted an Invitation to take part knoAitiK
thal Japan and liussU would Ik- repre
sented In the conference. It Is also un-
that tile administration
lll i
yield to the Inevitable and usk Great
Itritaln to send representatives to meet
those of the United States.
There Is no Intention, however, to
uandon the proposed conference with
the representatives of Russia and Japan.
These gentlemen will reach the United
States In a few days. The hitter con
ference will be held, it Is thought, after
representatives of the United Stntes and
Groat llrltaln have had meeting nnd
reached a conclusion, and the delepites
of Russia nnd Jujxitt will then be asked
to ratify the action of the Anglo-Amer.
lean conference. The determination to
send the above referred delegates fol
lowed the Issue of an official announce
ment ."rem Ambassador Hny that Orent
Frkaln hnd refused to take part In these
conferences. In view of the representation
therein which Russia nnd Japan would
Tho real reason Ivehlml Great Rrllnln's
withdrawal is traced by the offlctals to i The present situation In New tork city
Canadian Interests hi the sealing Indus- 1. moat Interesting and of national Im
try and the fear of fhe Rrltlsh and Ci- ; portance. The result will show whether
nndliin authorities that the United States, there Is patriotism and manhood enough
Russia nnd Japan being In the majority. I In Its people to give themselves honest
will outvote her representatives on all j government and save themselves from
Imp.vrtant matters which may be consld-
This Is the very latest Paris style
made of the best quality of leather and
cornea In a pretty combination of colors;
from 15c up.
According to Members of the National
Democratic Committee.
Vaa Vyci Dcinaoccd as the Leiucr f
Corrupt riijht fur Lo.vcs
ai ri-ilie.
I NoW rrk- OcwUr 7.-Henry George,
claim that he 1 the rogulur democratic
, caiuHlatu for mayor of New York ha.
! called forth exprisloti from! er of
the licirxxTutic national committee.
W. H. White, memlwr for Wjufhtngion,
telegraphed to Henry George: 'Tne d m
ocrwtic party of the state of Washington
ciida you greodng. In the mfjvtment
you are the representative of JeTcrsonlan
Jomocracy. Your seleetloa a mayor
will bring atwurance to the democracy
of the Weat and South. Mammon wor
' .hlpirt. have not throttled their love
; for free government In the East, and
In lw, aa a reunited, purthVJ party, we
will move forward In glorious 'ional
The Herald print dispatches from
democratic national cemr.Ufecmen a
W. 8. Holiday, Indiana: Asa di mocrat
I recognize but one authority in deter,
mining democratic policies on question,
that are national In scope the democratic
national convention. If the democratic
party Is to continue national In Its pol
icies, and therefore national In It" char,
actcr, all true democrats must accept
, the platform adopted by the last national
convention the Chicago platform until
, the principles and policies set forth In
i said plutform are settled. Democrats
' throughout the country, I believe regard
the result of the pending campaign In
Greater New York as being of such na.
: tlnnual significance that It will affect
. the democratic party fur good or ill In
the campaign of lrV Hi. am !BiU4il,
the opinion no democratic faction In any
state In the United States will change
, the purpose of the democratic party as
set forth in the Chicago platform. That
: party In New York which accepts the
' Chicago platform ought to have the sup.
Krt of all democrats.
Thoma McRae, Arkansas: The Chica
go platform is the latest authentic dec-
j laration of democratic fiiith. ami I be-
I Hpvp It the duty of all democrats to
supKrt candidates who stand upon if In
; preference to those who Ignore It.
J. Jl. lUavl, Tennessee: I certainly
believe that the compliance with the Chi.
cago phut form should be Insisted upon.
I Any orgunteatlon claiming to be demo,
cratlc which refuse to Indorse the nation,
nl platform, hns no claim upon thf up.
krt of th,. democratic voters. I am not
sutlielenry advised ns to the rules of
istrty orpnnlzailon in your state to ven
tnre an opinion as to who Is the regular
nominee, but Mr. Van Wyck certainly
cannot lay claims to It.
John G.lbert. Shanklin. Indiana: Were
I In New York I should siipin.rt Henry
lieorve. txvause he Is the only exponent
among th,' candidates for mayor of the
principles decided on ut the Chicago con
vention, absolute loyalty to which Is the
test of true democracy.
J. J. Dudley, Texas: The democrats
. who fought the battle of lvaj should In
' slst that the support of the Chicago plat.
' form and Its nominees should be the test.
I I cannot see how democrats who sup.
ported the Chicago platform and Its nom-
Inees can vote a ticket nominated on a
platform which ignores the Chicago
plan form and especially when there Is a
ticket In the field reaffirming the Chicago
platform. They cannot afford to com
promise principle.
George A. Inslee, Idaho: Every dem
ocrat in New York should support Henry
George. A candidate who does not stand
up' for or Indorse the Chicago platform
has no claim to democratic support. Such
men elected McKlnley, and to be con
sistent they should support Tracy. Their
pretense of being democrats Is but a
repetition of the ass masquerading In
the fion's skin.
J. H. Townsend, Oregon: I belleve the
Chicago platform represents the prin.
clplea of the democratic party end know
of no reason why any organization other
than a national convention should pre
sume to ehumiafe the principles of the
Itcnjumln R. Tillman, South Carolina:
slavery- to money. Van Wyck does not
represent democracy, but was nominated
by corrupt organization, hungry for
the loaves and ftahe. but too cosarlly
to fight for principle. Henry George l
the only democrat running for rrmynr In
New Tork, and all true democrat will
support him, whwttier he Is a victor or
not. Aa a national committeeman, I
will vote for the recognition of him anl
his followers a the only representative,
of democracy In New Tork city.
True L. Norrls, New Hampshire; Frank
Campbell. New Tork; John M. J. Ml-
chatton, Montana; Bradley B, Bmallty,
Vermont, and J. J. Dwyer, California,
hcrf'l that th Tammany ticket Is regular,
Mr. William A. Hall of Astoria. Tells How
He Was Cured by Dr. Darrln.
To whom It may concern:
Twenty-seven year ao I had the m la
fortune to have scarlet fever and from
the effects hud dlacharglrur ears, and
from that time to ls, I was troubled
with a loathsome discharge from bo:h
ear. In the year 1M I consulted tr.
Darrln and u perfectly and permanent
ly cured, so 1 have never had a return
of the affliction. Seeing Dr. Darrln Is In
Astoria, I thlnic It ju.tlc to the affliotod
as well as to the doctor to write this
card can be referred to at 422 Duaw
street. Astoria. WM. A. HALL.
Mr. Hall Is well known In this city
and his word can be relied upon and the
lasting cur. he received should give cour.
age to others lo try Dr. Darrtn's new
treatment by electricity. Th. doctor will
remain In Astoria until November L at
the Occident hotel, and will during the
remainder of hi stay, treat all cases
at tho rate of 3 per week or In that
proportion of tlm. as case, may require.
The poor treated free from to 10 a. m.
dally except medicine.. Regular office
hours from 10 a. m. to S p. m. and 7 to
S in the evenings. He treat all chronic
diseases, blood taints, loss of vital power
and early Indiscretions permanently
ruml though no reference, .r. ever
made In the press concerning such cases,
owing to the delicacy of the patien;.
Examination free to all and circulars
will be sent free to any address. All
nrtvat disease, confidentially treated
j and cure, guaranteed. Patient, at a dis
tance can be cured by home treatment.
Medicine, and letter, sent without the
doctor's name appearing.
I. 1SOI Vas tte Largest Tot.age in 0r
History - Mercka.t Marine Never
So E (licit. t is Num.
Washington. October 7. The annual
report of Mr. Chamberlain, commissioner
of navigation, which has Just been sub
misted to the secretary of the treasury,
shows thut the total documented ton
nage of the Unltel Stntes on June 30,
1S97, was 4.7t.22 tons, and Is the largest
Tor 21 years, except In ISC, when It was
I.S'2.01i tons. Our largest documented
tonnage was 5.5X.313 tons on July SO. W.I.
Considering the speed and number of
triiw of steam vessels, compared with
sailing vessels, our merchant fleet has
never been so efficient as It Is this year.
Th total construction of the year S!l
vowels of 132.3:13 gross tons Is the largest
annual output since IX'1.
Havana. October 7 El Dtarlo Marina,
organ of the reform .party, commenting
on tho new Spanish cabinet In its leadlns
editorial, says:
"The fall of tho headless und discon
certed conservative party means a trans
ition from a dark night to a sunny day;
It means a radical transformation ot
methods. The list of minister. Is a clear
indication thut the platform of the new
cabinet Is pure and logical autonomy
for Cuba. We have absolute confidence
In a prompt re-establlshment of peace.
The rise in Spanish securities In Europe
shows that the public In Spain and abroad
has great confidence In Senor Sagasta's
The Union Constitutional, organ, of the
conservatlv. party, says:
"The change in the Spanish cabinet Is
of minor Importance, a. all true Span
lards must have the same patriotism In
defending the high Ideas of the .nation."
New York. October 7. The Journal's
poll of Greater New York votes now In
cludes S7.I60 names. Of these Henry
George, Jeffersonlan democrat, has 27,
127; Van Wyck, Tammany, 26,431; Seth
Low, citizens' union, 20.002.
Tracy, republican, -13,900.
The World's poll of 75,506 voters is as
Van Wyck. 25,156.
Low. 19,293.
George, 13,873.
Tracy. 12,503.
Gleason, Independent, 4,229.
A sweetheart will write two na:es a
day to the object, of his admiration, even
though he sees her every evening, but
when he becomes her husband and Is
separated from her for weeks ait a time
a hastily scribbled Bne once a month
is about all he feels able to write.
Conflictiacj Accounts as to Khick
Side Was Victorious.
Tkejr Claim Now to lie Better frtpared lor
Active Campaiga Tin tut
New Tork, October 7. A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says:
A big battle' occurred October J in Cam
aronea hills, not far from Matanzat, be.
tween th. Spanish urtder General Molina
and the rebel, under command! of Betan
court, Sangullly and Raoul Arango. Th.
fight began at 9 o'clock In the morning
and continued all day." The official re.
port published her. state, that Molina
attacked the rebel position and drove the
rebel, out with great lo.. Th. report
saya that General Molina, bad his hor.
.hot under him.
The Herald', correspondent at Ma tan
to has obtained an account of th. fight
from a Spanish officer who was present
From this it appear, that the rebel In
fantry were strongly Intrenched In an
almost Inaccessible position In the hni.
and all efforts to dislodge them were
futile, resulting only In heavy losses tor
the attacking force. The Insurgents had
only a few men killed, and Jeered and
taunted the Spanish during the whole
engagement. General Molina narrowly
escaped death. Enraged at his failure,
he returned to the attack th. next day,
but with no better succes. A large num
ber of wounded Spanish aoldlers were
brought Into Matansa. General Cas
tillo left Puerto Principe September 2a
with heavy reinforcements, for the pur
pose of attacking the Cuban government
headquarter. In Guayamarlllo, but heavy
rains and bad road, prevented him from
carrying out his plans, and after long
marches he returned to Puerto Principe
with 108 of his men 111. '
... General Ruh. jtbile escorting' a eonvtry;
from Puerto- Principe to San XlcboU,."
was attacked by rebels September 3ft.
The rebel leader, Juan Ducasse, ha.
crossed the Marlel-Mbjana trocba with a
large force and is now operating with
General Castillo.
El Pals publishes a statement to the
effect that up to date 2.000 of the 6,000
reconcentrados In the town of Jaguey
Grande have died of hunger.
New York, October 7. General Carto
Roioff, secretary of war of the republic
of Cuba, has sent the following letter
to Gonzales de Quesada, Cuban charge
d'affaires at Washington:
"We are now better prepared for an
active campaign than ait any time during
either the present or the late war. We
are Informed here that Spain will prob
ably try to please the American govern
ment by offering us autonomy more or
less ample. I need not tell you. my
friend, that we laugh at such offers, for
already we are at the hour of our libera
tion. "Should Spain seriously offer us auton
omy, It would prove the full extent of
her weakness, and we will fight with re
newed ardor until she shall recognl
our Independence. Imusr'.nt- our delight
should Spain tiius confirm us In our be
lief that the end Is fast approaching.
"Tell the American government that
to enter into diplomatic discussions with
Spain In the hope that we will accept
autonomy Is useless. We should simply
thank tt for its trouble, hut manfully
decline to end the war on such terms.
We know that both Palma and you have
often made this plalm to the American
government and public, but we wish you
to reaffirm ft."
Madrid, October 7. A cabinet council
at which the queen regent presided was
held today. When the ministers separated
the premier, Senor Sagasta. announced
to the newspaper man that no final de
cision had been taken In regard to the
reply which Spain will make to the note
of the United State., handed to the Duke
of Tetuan when he was"mlnister for for
eign affairs by the United States min
ister. Royal aake. th food pare,
wboleMMn ad ..lidos.
Absolutely Pure
bovu muim) om oo., ftiw roa.