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VOL. XLIX. ASTOUIA, OH BOON, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8. IBiM. .,J7Tr:S
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Specialties Just Arrived...
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YOUTHS AND CHILDEEN
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THE LEADING HOUSE OF
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every day and lio long
enough you will dio n
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that wo hnndlo tho Mil
let, largest, newest and
cheapest iock of hlu
tionery in the city. Our
aim hi both to vnm and
to nccoiiHiiodnto tho
uree of our patrons.
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Wo take pleasure in
calling your attention
to the fact that never
before waa a better,
finer or handsomer
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and for halo nt
very moderate prices.
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ll-l3 Third Street.
General Elections U Be Held
In Forty-two of the
HEAVY VOTING EXPECTED
All tbe States Will Elect Con
gressmen sol Thirty-three
Will Elect Legislatures.
THE SITUATION IN NEW YORK
Both Parties Qalo tbe Election of
dilates by Larfe Pluralities.
WA8I1INOTO.V. Nov. 7.-Exclilng
fr(fn. Aluino and Vermont, l-tlon
will be hHJ In !! th Utct of tbe l'W..n
t'iniorrow. Orat Inlorrst U takn and
It la lIMy a hoavjr vole Mil be cast
All 42 will elect ccmtfTtPwrncn, and
a will irliM t state IfvUI&turee. Twenty-
one Rttia will rfwt Koverners and iate
oflirrm. and 10 will elwt minor late
IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK. Nov. 7.-8up.Tlmndnt
M'H'ulliiKh. of the Metropolitan elwllon
dlmrl.-t. rtfi-SMe to have inf"rmatlon of
a rt dcul of Illna4 r-Kl8trntlon. and
a numlxT of arrenti were mnde ypulprday
nd tod;iy of pToni accused of violating
tlw law In that reirnrd. At lea.t out
wanuy tne police d'xvrttncnt It actlna
in harmony with thp i-lm Hon district
lput!t for the prevention of fraud
allhouk'h the npulillin newiipern do
not hinltme to ImptiKn the rtncerlty of
I mi-T of J'"llre livery In h' attitude to-
nrd the iiwrlnlendent "f e)vtlon.
At -u-h polling place In the city tomor
row will te two police onlcrrs. and 8up-
prlntemli'iit Mit'ullti-n tnny iare hid TM
drputliMt In tho l-alltlcg moot suspected
aa tMlti the coihti of colonlxlnR enter.
prl-s. Sir. Mi-CiiliiiKh c-ntlnues to as.
sort the belief thm there will be trouble
at some of the polling places. -peclally
In the Eighth wwmMy dlstrkt. whlc-h
emiimcea some tif the hanlest streets
In the city.
On the other hand, the police declare
that there Is no bums In fact for 8upr
Intend en t McOullngh'a misgivings. nd
trouble will only arise In event of Indis
cretion on the part of the state deputies.
netting on the state ticket Is of so un
certain a measure that It Is difllcult to
distinguish between the real and the flc
It was mid In "the street" during the
afternoon that some KO.OoO had been
brousht there by a democrat to bet at
J to 10 on Van Wyek. and that nn hour
was ret u' red to place half of the sum.
In democratic quarters It was alleged
that lxttltig was even money and S to
10 on Van W'yck, while at places where
republicans were mostly In evidence It
wns given out that money had been up all
the way from 10 to S and 2 to 1 on Roose-
The. Wist day before the election mnrk'd
a wonderful change In betting on tho
gubernatorial race, atld the odds of 10
to g on Van W'yck. which had prevailed
for several days, began to wobblo eirly
In tho morning under the pressure of re
publican money, until by noon even
money, offered by Colonel Roosevelt's
supporters, almost went begging. In the
afternoon the odds switched over to the
republican candidate and 10 to 8, and In
some Instances 3 to 1. wns offered on his
chances to win. A good amount of this
money found takers, but there seemed
to be a surplus of republican money on
the market, end much of It went uncared
The first attack on dcmocretlo odds be
gan In Wall street this morning, and bets
aggregating KO.000 were made In an
hour's time, most of It being at slight
odds on Van W'yck or even money. When
however, the republican roll made Its ap
pearance, with "commission lawyers," at
the Hoffman house and Fifth Avenue ho
te4, tho demooraUo bettors demanded
odds, which were oheerfully given.
About noon C. H. Dewitt went Into
street with I2S.00O. which he offered
at 8 to 10 on Van Wyck. Some of It was
Bell A Co., who have been placing a
number of bets In favor of the demo
cratic candidate, today laid nil flie money
they had left, about $7.W0, getting g to
10 for some of It.
Among the belts they mnde were U00
against $3000, and $1C00 agwlnst $2000. They
claim they could have placed $50,000 more
If they hnd It.
The following predictions were made
Rlchnrd Crocker "Wo clnlm Ithe county
by 76.000 mid tho city by 9S.600. Van
Wyck will bo elocted governor by 60,000
"David R. Hlll.-"Th!s Is going to oe
another election llko 1SS2, when the demo
crats carried not only Now York and
Brooklyn, but tho rest of tho state above
ITnrlem. It Is a landslide for Van Wyck."
Thomas C. Plntt. "Colonel Roosevelt's
election and the election of his associ
ates on tho Slate ticket Is assured beyond
the shadow of a doubt. Roosevelt will
havo 100,000 plurality or more."
Chancey M. Depew. "From my expert
enco of years In this sort of campaigning,
I have no hesitation In saying the elec
tion of Roosevelt la as certain as If It
was all over with now."
CLAIMED BY BOTH PARTIES.
SEATTLE, Nov. 7. The claims tonight
.1S Ik. U 1 - . . .
wmmnwa on tho it, tit
to kH re; FUHlonliiU, VXD to 13,000; re-
ENGLAND AND FRANCB
MAT LOCK HORNg LATER.
England' Hasty Action Has Opened ths
Doors for furtbsr Dlsputac-Jsal.
OUi pf American Naval Victories
NEW YORK, Nov. 7A dispatch to
the Herald from Psrii says:
No one, even In the most "no surren
der" press, blames tha government acrl-
noniopMr tor not haying bragged tha
country into a policy of dangerous ad
venture upon subject which tias never
tor a single moment taken hold of pub
lie opinion In Franc, Among most mod
erate men there Is a feeling that Eng
land has been lacking In prudence and
Prhaps In foresignt la not considering
the armor propre of Its neighbors, aa she
enslly might have dona.
It Is remembered that Lord fiallMburv,
In his speech, while admitting the dlsap.
pearafu of the direct causa of the acuta
dispute, seemed to open a door some
what complalsanUy to numerous disputes
which may arise between England and
From these words, It Is implied that
other uueatlona which diplomacy 1 n
doavoiing to disconnect from that of
Faahoda, will shortly be brought no for
discussion, and In order to Influence these
settlements, which England Is dlsDO.d
to hasten, that, she decides to make such
an Imposing and blustering demonstra
tion as a maritime power.
Uneasiness aa to the fu.ure If not the
Immediate, at least not far distant la
not, therefore, quite dissipated In circles
where an endeavor Is made to foresee
the consequences of the recent incidents.
This feeling Is reflected by the some
what fantastical formula of a diplomat
ist when alluding to the events of the
war U'.-en 8wun and the United State.
It seems to have created a new style of
mind among lha Anglo-Saxuns. Great
Britain, who. according to her national
song, 'rules tbe waves,' Is unknowingly
uncomfortable at seeing the record of
hiT naval victories beaten, even by a
In business circles, where It is the cus
tom to lake things pretty much as they
come without looking far ahead, there
In undisguised satisfaction.
POSTOKFICE AT ARAGO
LOOTED BY MASKED MEN.
Held Up the Postmaster, Who Is a
Cripple, and Made Away With tVA
Posse In Pursuit.
MARSiir lELD. Ore., Nov. 7 Last
night ubout 8 o'clock two masked rob
bers entered the postotTlce at Araxo.
The office Is In the residence of W. H.
Bchroeder, pmitmuster. Svhroeder was In
the upper part of the house when the
men entered, but a man namod Crowe
was In the office. The robbers took him
down near the river ami securely til
his fii t and hands and also fastened tiim
securely to a milk cart. In such' a manner
that his fai-e was down And he vam itn-
abio to turn.
The robbers then returned to the house
and forced Schroeder to come down sutrs
Into the odicv und. at the point of a re- I "Almoet simultaneously with the Mer
volver. compelled him to open the safe. I ritt's next signal. "Give your orders,'
They helped themselves to Its contents. I came this from the Teresa: Tell Merrltt
Ahnllt tl.Yri m-r t.iV.n tl"Jl rxt m-hl,.)i Ha- I
longed to the Arago creamery and $2u0
to the postal funds.
Postmaster Schroeder Is a cripple.
Sheriff Gaee and a posse are In pursuit.
WITH MINING IN ALASKA.
Only Quarts Mills Near Tidewater Are
Now Being Operated Four Hundred
Snow-Bound at Llnderman.
PORT TOWN SEND. Nov. 7.-The City
of Topekii arrived tonight from Alaska,
bringing 121 pusnengers. She reports that
heavy snowstorms have visited various
sections of Alaska and nearly all mining
operations have been suspended, except
quarts mills located near tide-water. On
November 2 four feet of snow fell on Chll-
coot and White passes, which completely
put a stop to travel.
Telephone messages from Lake Llnder
man to Skagway announce that about 0
persons aro snow-bound there.
According to John Olds a pioneer min
ing man and business man of Alaska,
SO0O claims have been filed and recorded
In the Attain mining district and about
1000 men will winter there. Ho predicts
that Atlln will have a population of at
least la.000, and that the output of gold
will nearly, If not quite, equal that of
THIS LOOKS LIKE WAR
MAY YET COME ABOUT.
British Cruisers Cordelia and Pelican
Ordered to Cut the French Cable
Between St. Pierre and Brest.
ST. JOHNS, N. F.. Nov. 7.-The British
government telegraphed the colonial mln-
stry today announcing the number and
tonnage and capacity of the steamers
available at this port to convey coal
from Sydney for the us of British war
ships. The omlsers Cordelia and Pelican will
ho hold at Sydney to capture St. Pierre
and to protect St. Johna In event of war
being declared. The cruisers are also In
structed to break the French coble be
tween St. Perre and Brest, France.
ARCHBISHOP W. H. GROSS
IS ILL AT BALTIMORE.
Under Trcatr.'.9nt In tho Maryland City
for Heart Trouble His Condition
Is Slightly Improved.
,,: w -BALTIMOi
i. Nov. 7-Archblshop Will
iam H. Gross, of Portland, Ore., Is at St.
Joseph'9 hospital in this city under treat
ment for heert trouble. His grace ar
rived here three weeks ago to recuperate
his health, but became HI while conduct
ing a retreat, and, acting on the advice
of friends, went to the hospital. Tho
physicians tonight report that his con
dition Is slightly Improved.
DAMAGE IS SLIGHT.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.-Archltect
Wood today expressed the opinion that
the damage to the ojrpltol building by
the explosion last night could be repaired
for $20,000. "It is by no means so serious
as I first thought It was," said Wood.
Story of the Disaster Graph
ically Described fcy fa
HOW THE MEN WERE SAVED
Great Quantities of Oil Poured
Upon the Troubled Waters to
Aid the Small Boats.
BRAVE WORK OF RESCUERS
Battled With Bcary Seas to Save tbe
Cruiser's Mei, All of Whom Were
Tiken Safely Off.
FORT MONROE. Va.. Nov. 7.-Enslgn
James C. Bummers, who was officer of
the deck on the Vulcan when the Maria
Tereea was abandoned, described the
"The gale in which the Teresa was
lost began with a fierce squall five min
utes beore 1 o'clock on the morning of
Novemoer L "Wind and sea arose at 1
o'clock. From the Teresa's bridge came
the wig-wag signal by lamp. Signal
Merrill to steer to windward. The Mer
rltt at once changed her course to north
northeast It had been north. To us the
fact that the Teresa must be kept to sea
was In Itself considered ominous.
"All signals were made to us by wig
wag flag from the Teresa. We repeated
them to tbe Merrltt or Leonldaa.
"At noon the gale had increased In vio
lence and all three vessels labored hea
vily In the sea. The Teresa plunged
deeply and took much water on board
over the bows, and often ,when reeling
she shipped seas amlushlps. Her star
board engine only was being used. It
was turning 3S revolutions when last re
ported. The forward wrecking pump
was seuding a large stream over the port
"At ten minutes past noon the Leon
Idas, then fully a mile ahead, was sig
nalled 'Do not go so far ahead.' Thirty
minutes later the Teresa signalled. Van
Merrltt run to Watllng's Island safely!
, The Merrltt answered 'No' promptly.
This was the first Intlmat.on of the real
' danger at band.
to cast off and come within hall.' This
was done and her crew hauled In the
100 fathoms of hawser on the way to
assist the Teresa. The latter then sig
nalled: "We shall abndon ship. Tell Leon
Idas to stand by us to windward. Do
not cast off lines.' The Vulcan answered:
'We will hold on until the last , and use
oil." to which the Teresa replied: 'Many
"The Vulcan's commander. Lieutenant
George P. Blow, Immediately planned the
Vulcan's part In the scheme of rescue.
Being almost sure that the Teresa's star
board engine would be kept working until
the last it was decided to hold on to the
hawser, thereby giving the Teresa suf
ficient steering way to enab'.e her helms
men to keep the heavy sea on her star
board bow and still be to leeward of the
Vulcan, enabling the latter to use oil
to advantage when the rescuing In bouts
"From the first the heavy laboring of
tho Teresa gave the Impression thut she
would founder suddenly und that all
her people would be overboard at any
moment, either swimming or drowning
before our eyes.
"Assistant , Paymaster Robert H.
Woods, U. S. N., was detaailed to note
the time that each signal was sent and
repeated. Oil was the first requslte. Me
chanics passed it up In buckets from the
hold: those on deck filled small bags with
It. The effect was Immediate In smooth
ing the heavy sea near the wreck.
"Rubber life belts were brought on
deck and filled with air, ready to throw
to men in the water. A bow line was
made in every rope's end, by which the
men could be hauled out of the sea.
"If the ship had foundered before her
people were taken off, It was the com
manding oHtcer's Intention, after cutting
the hawser, to place his vessel leeward
and then work by to windward of the
men in the water and pick them ur
"Half the charges were extricaleu ifum
some six-pounder shells and they were
fitted over the end of oars, to which
small lines were attached. These were
to have been fired fiom txie guns across
the spot where tho m a might have been
seen In the water.
After the Teresa begun to fill, It be
came Impossible for the Vulcan to keep
her head to windward, but being practi
cally waterlogged, she made an excellent
breakwater for the boats, even after she
fell off Into the trough of the sea.
"Directed by Lieutenant Gilmer, the
crew and engineers' force equipped vo
life-boats with oars, life-preservers and
oil bags. They were launched from the
top of the deck house and, by means of
long lines were veered astern, In the hope
that they would reach tho Teresa, but
tha heavy sea carried them far to wind
ward; they fouled the hawser and were
finally cut adrift.
"At 2 in tho afternoon the Merrltt 'wore
ship' lust astern of the Teresa and came
up under her lee Just In time to take off
tho first boat load of rescued persons.
Tho wreckers and volunteers from the
vessels had succeeded In lowering ona of
tho two surf-boata hanging from davits
on tha Teresa's port side. Pulling quickly
clear of tho ship's side, the boat's crew,
composed of the wrecker's men, went
about saving the people in a systematic
"There was less than four hours of day
light left In which to rescue 114 persons,
including 18 Cuban coal passers and such
a sea was running that would have daun
ted any life-boat otw. To have at
tempted to go near tha great ship' side
to let her people ellmb down or urop Into
tha boats mnant certain destruction to
the rescuing party, go while the boat
was lowered by lu pointer from the ship's
lee quarter and was kept clear by two
men at the oars and by the steersman la
the stern, another Una was used to send
down men from tbe ship.
"Each man slung In the center of this
rope was hauled through the water In
most cases to th boat and then tumbled;
It over the bow. It was a slow, but safe
process, as the result proved, for by I
o'olock every man, so far aa we could
see, was safe on board the Merrltt.
"The force of the gala and height of
the may be beet understood by the
fact that although only BO fathoms of
hawser separated the Teresa from the
Vulcan, the watchers on the Utter vessel
owing to the heavy seas, driving rain and
spray were only able to see the boaU of
the rescuing parly at long Intervals when
they came out of the trough of the sea.
The Merrltt herself, although a splendid
boat, was burled In the trough of the
sea at times so that only the end of her
mast beads wsre visible,
"The first boat lowered made In all
four round trips between the Toreea and
the Merrltt and the second made three
trips so that to rescue all hands the boat
had to make tbe passage through those
heavy combing seaa 11 times, snd right
gallantly those brave fellows aecom
"llshed the work. Lucky it was for those
rescued that the boats were manned by
oast masters at tbe oar and the helm.
"For two hours, men with axes, under
direction of the executive officer, had
been stationed aft. ready to cut away at
a moment's notice, the lines that held
the hawser, m case the Teresa should
founder during the transfer of her men.
Every Vulcan man watched the great
ship with an anxious eye as she plunged
'forecastle bead, under the head seaa
clear to tbe turret, coming out again
with the water streaming from her haw
ser pipes and showing the heel of her
ram above tbe next big see.
'Forty-four shipmates of theirs were
on board of the doomed vessel, and It was
yet a question whether tbelr rescue could
be effected before dark.
"Heavy rain squalls beat the seas down
a little at this time, but the wind blew
harder than ever. Struggling for a foot
hold on the Teresa's bridge, her signal
man. Crossett, wig-wagged to the Vulcan
at i o'clock 'don't cast oft the tow Una
yet; two more boat loads will clear the
ship' We replied. 'AH right; will hold
on until the last'
High uo on the bridge, silhouetted
against the leaden sky and bracing him
self against the fearful ro...ng of the Tee
esa, as she wallowed In the seas, sfix"t
the man at tbe wheel. He was alone and
probably the last person to leave his post,
for It was not until the final boat was re
ceiving its quota of men that he lashed
the wheel, came down the bridge ladder
and went aft to leave the ship.
"It was not until 11 minutes past I
when Lieutenant Blow and his officers
were certain that the last boat load had
been taken off that the order was given
to 'cut away.' Two blows of an ax sev
ered the lines Snd aa the links of the
chain bridle rattled out through the
stern chocks, the Vulcan s crew, led by
Chief Engineer Gardiner, U. 8. N.. gave
three ringing cheers as a salute to the
stars and stripes flying, as If in defiance
of the elements at the Teresa's jac k-yard
and also to the bravest of the Merrltt'
men who bad made such a gallant rescue
of their shipmates.
"Twenty minutes later. It was so dark
that the Teresa was only a black speck
against the horixon, and at I o'clock:
nothing but the lights on the Merrltt and
Leonldas could be seen, while the gale
howled and the see. rose higher than
AGUINALDO'S FORCES MAY
GIVE US MORE TROUBLE.
More Troops May Be Needed There
Rebels Are In Control of the Island
NEW YORK. Nov. 7.-A dispatch to
the Herald from Washington says:
Major Simpson, of General Merrltt's
staff, has Just returned from Manila,
and though personally he does not seem
to fear serious trouble with tho forces
oi Agulnaldo, he says there Is a distinct
sentiment among the United States
troops that there may be more trouble
and that more troops may be needed.
Agulnaldo's force Is reckoned at about
30.000. and Major Simpson freely admits
that the rebels are in control of the
Island of Luzon.
The recent attack on Hollo by the
forces of Agulnaldo recalled to Major
Simpson the fact that Agulnaldo had
some transports and that about S00 of
the Luion troops had been carried to the
Island of Plnay.
On the Island of Mindanao, the situa
tion Is not understood, aa the Inhabitants
are mostly mohammedans. Little or no)
investigation of the situation there has
been made there by our army. Back In
the hills of Luion many tribes are al
most uncivilized and have never felt the
force of either the Insurgents or Span
lard. To complicate the situation, the priests
are intriguing to make the rebels discon
tented with Agulnaldo and to set up an
other Insurgent chief. Should all the
Islands pass into the hands of the United
States, the situation might be one of
surprises. The fact that Agulnaldo's
troops attacked Hollo, according to Ma
jor Simpson, shows that Agulnaldo has
not acquiesced into tho decision Involved
In the fall of Manila.
The Royal Is the highest grade bakiag powder
aaowe. Actual tests show It (Msoae
third hither this aay ether bread.
dovu. twine rams oo new vom.