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NEWS 0FJ1E WEEK
III n Condensed Torm for Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A rioiumo of tho Loio Important but
Not Lcaa Intoroatlnft Events
of tho Paat Week.
Ono hundred nuil fifty looters have
nlresdy been ahnt In Valparaiso.
The Cut nu Kovornment la offering fS
jor ilny fur voluntoeis for the army.
Wealthy people of Valparaiso are do
ing their utmost to aid their mora help
Knthiislasm In Increasing 'or a 20
foot macadam rontl from Portland to
Letters received In Chicago from
iLondon rnir that Paul O. Stenslnnd la
A new comet, visible through a small
tulescope, has been discovered by the
The ixxly of Admiral Train, who died
at Chefoo, hna arrived nt Besttlit, nud
boon forwarded to Annapolla for burial.
A bogus baron who married a rich
Amerlrau girl In Manila baa decamped
with lila wlfe'ajewelry and moat of her
A burglar who attempted to rob a
inllllneiy atoro In llaker City waa put
to Illicit by a frail woman with a pair
The Southern l'acllio la preparing to
spend $700,000 or more to turn the
Colorado river back to Ita ordinal
channol and drain the Salton sen.
Roosevelt haa given hla approval to a
new spelling reform which Includva
SOU worda, and haa ordered thatjt bo
adoptel on all hla olllclal correspond
ence. Tiio null of depoaltors to receive the
flrat Inatallmeut of their depoalta In the
defunct Mllwaukeo Avenue bank, af
Chicago, overwhelmed 00 ollrmon
Mho lud bfort detailed to keep order.
Mutlnoua aplrlt la growing In the
Heat In Chicago la causing many
deaths and prostrations.
Tho czar baa decided to Immediately
glvo land to thn peaaauta.
Japan will Investigate tho killing of
seal poachers by Americans.
Southern railroads have announced
that they will obey the rato law.
Valparaiso la undur martall law, and
la fast recovering from the earthquake.
Cuban citizens residing In Now York
-will ask Roosevelt to take 4 hand In
affairs In Cuba.
A Jewish massacre is threatened at
J.ledllce, Poland, Vthero tho chief of
police has been killed.
The Pan-Amortcm conference alms
to make gold tin. universal money basis
-of thn western hemisphere.
London papers predict tho annexa
tion of Cuba by tho United Htatca and
nay It Is tho only thing to do.
A St. Louis woman has married thn
wrong man through a mistake In send
4ng letters by a marriage bureau.
Han Francisco will erect n temporary
-wooden city hall to be used until the
prudent structure can bo repaired.
Cuban olllclnls bollovo tho Insurrec
tion hna reached its limit.
Tho government has withdrawn negro
troops fioin Texas gnrtiaoi.s.
Hnrrlmnn la gaining control of tho
Northwestern as well ns Bt. Paul rond.
Tho National lted Cross will receive
funds for thu relief of stricken Chilean
Tho steamer Manchuria, which went
on n reef In tho Hawaiian Islands, la
riapldly going to pieces.
Tho towon of Llalllal la roportod to
have entirely disappeared na n result of
tho Chilean earthquake,
Pnt Crowo hna given up his old llfo
nnd engagod In newspaper work; bo ho
hna told tho Omaha police
Dowla haa been trying to settle dlftl
cities with Vollvn, but thu latter hna
declined tho prophet's terms,
Mine gna in tho oonl mines near Ma
lianoy City, Pa., killed two miners,
probably fatally Injured flvo others ami
about a dozen woro overcome.
Tho railroads companies convicted nt
Bt. Louis of giving rebates to thn pack
ora hnvo taken an appeal to tho United
States Circuit court of Appeals'.
An Insurrection In Cuba la spreading
In an nlarmlrg fashion.
San Franoleco has rnlsod f 10,000 for
relief work In strloken Chilean cities.
Soveral mora mombors of tho dis
solved llutslan douinu have been nr
HEAT 8HRIVELH THE GRAIN.
Itoporls of Dnmap.a to Crops In tho
Hloux City, Iowa, Aug. 5J1. Hot
winds tho pait two dnys, following n
week of iiuusanl torpidity, tho maxi
mum temperature being dully from
DO to 100, has created (ear nmung
grain men that widespread dnmage to
tho Into grain nnd corn has been done.
Today has been n scotchnr, nlthough
them aro Indications tonight of n
From Western South Dakota, West
orn Nebraska and tho northern cntinl
part of South Dakota nnd Southern
Minnesota reports todny nro that late
grains had been rlpned so rapidly that
thn berries aro badly shriveled. Tho
greatest harm Is expected In cornfields,
which have not In ton years, according
to renorta a week aim. nromlaed audi
abundant yields. Corn la In tnndor
tassel, with kernel In tun most sensi
tive stage of Its life. Where moisture
has been sulllclunt the damage will bo
light, but In tho vast territory west and
northwest from hero It haa been dry for
two or three weeks and when the hot
winds ratno tho vegetation has been
largely robbed of Its power of rcslit
ancn. Good authority places the de
preciation In thn corn crop aa tho result
of the last week of flnrce lit at at from fi
to 10 per cent on the average, with
much greator loss over varloua exten
PROPERTY LOS8 IN MILLIONS.
Death Roll at Valparaiso May Reach
Valparaiso, Chile, Aug. 21 At 7:62
o'clock last Thursday evening Valpa
raiso experienced an earthquake of great
severity, and during that night 82
shocks warn felt. Most of the buildings
of the city are either burned or damag
ed. Thn loss will be enormous, prob
ably reaching 1260,000,000. Two
thousand poisons killed Is considered
to bo a fair estimate of tho casualties,
Vena del Mar, three miles from Val
paraiso and having n population of
over 10,000, qulrlhu, 226 miles to the
southward, with a population of 26,
000; Santa Llmache, 16 miles to the
northwest, with a population of 0,600;
Qulllota, 26 miles to tho northwest,
with a population of 10,000, and vll
lagea all around were destroyed. Meat
of tho damage waa duo to Are, which
atarted Immediately after tho flrat
The whole population la aleeplng In
tho hills, the parks or tho streets. Food
Is very scarce. Milk costs two Chilean
dollars, and it Is almost Impossible to
obtain meat, even at high prices.
The railways are all destroyed.
Italn, which began to fall Immediate
ly after the that shock, stopped an hour
nflerward. The nights are very cold
and windy; the people sleeping lu tho
open aro suffering greatly.
Thn captain of a steamship which
nrrlved from Ran Franclioo says the sit
uation hero Is worse than that follow
tag thu disaster at San Francisco.
VERY FEW PEOPLE KILLED.
Santiago Eacapos With Immense Do
atructlon of Property.
Washington, Aug. 2 1. Cable advices
were received at the Chilean legation
today, dated at Santiago, Chile, August
18, stating that the earthquake In that
city waa very severe, but that there
woro few casualties. Up to tho tlnio
of filing tho dispatch, which the charge
d'affaires believes waa baturday evon-
lug. no news had. been received In ban-
tlngo front Valparaiso on account of the
Interruption to tho railroad ana, tno
A dispatch to tho mats department
from tho consul nt Iqulquo reports that
Valparaiso is In ruins from nn earth
qunko and la on lire, It la stated that
at thu tlmo of tiling the dispatch thoro
wna no communication with Santlngo
and no further details wero obtainable,
Tho datu of this dispatch Is In doubt.
Mr. lluchnnan, tho head of the Amer
ican delegation to tho Pan-American
congress nt Rio, cabled tho Stato de
partment today stating that no informa
tion bad been received at ltio Janolro
retarding the earthquake, and asked for
newa, Secretary Adeo cabled the Infor
mation contained lu the dispatches from
Minister Hicks at Santiago.
Storma In Pennsylvania.
Plttsiitira. Pa.. Alio. 21. Renorts
received here from points In Alloghony
and neighboring counties Indicate that
great damage has beon dono by a storm
that passed over Wostern Pennsylvania
late this afternoon and tonight. Tele
graph and tolopbono communication
was Interrupted nt many points, ana it
has boon Imposslblo to obtain full ac
counts. Rnllronds suffered from waah
outs uud ninny dolnya resulted. Part
of Sutervtllo is said to bo under water,
which at some places la 16 foot deep.
No lives nro roportod to havo beon lost.
Many Towns Reported Destroyed.
Lima, Poru, Aug, 21, According to
news rocolvod here, tho towns of Vina
del Mar, Potorca, Hlerro Vlejo, Llal
llal, Santa Rosa do Los Andoa, Nogales,
Melon and Zoupallar, Chile, have beon
destroyed by the earthquake.
CHINESE FOR CANAL
Commission Asks lor Iiids to
Supply Coolie Labor.
WANTS 2,500 IN FIRST BATCH
Roservos Option of Calling for Moro
nt Will Strict Terma for
Washington, Aug. 21. Hpociflca-'
tlons for bids to furnish Chinese labor
for the construction of the Panama
canal wero Issued today by the Isth
mian Canal commission. The basla for
bidding la, for 2,600 cooliea,although It
la mado clear that the commission may
call for such additional numbera of
Chinese laborera as It may need should
the experiment be successful, but the
number shall not exceed 2,000 per
month. All proposals must lm receiv
ed not lator than 10 A. M. September
20, at which time they will bo opened.
The usual conditions regulating com
petitive bidding for government sup
plies are proscribed by the specifica
tions. Individuals, co-partnerships or cor
porations competent to fulfill the terms
of the proposal will be permitted to
bid, but the proposals must be accom
panied by a certified check or by a bond
for $60,000. The bond of the success
ful bidder will bo advanced to 1100,
000, which will be forfeited If he should
fall to enter Into a contract. Proposals
are to be expressed in terma of hourly
wanes, payable In cold currency of the
United States or Ita equivalent, for the
labor of not leaa than 2,600 Chinese for
a period of not lesa than two years,
which may be extended.
Chinese laborers will be required to
work ten hours each day. Overtime
will be paid In excess of ten hours and
for all the work upon Sundays or holi
days at the rat of time and a half.
Tho holidays recognised are January 1,
February 22, July 4, November 3,
Thanksgiving day, December 26 and
thn first and Inst days of the Chinese
SANTIAGO HURRYING RELIEF.
No Railroad for a Month Madman
Proclaims End of World.
Santiago, Chile, Aug. 21. The may
or of Santiago declares it will take ono
month to re-establish railroad commu
nication between here and Valparaiso.
It has been discovered that certain
parts of the bay of Valparaiso are con
eideiably shallower, and now soundings
will bo necessary.
Aa a result of the destruction of all
the drugstores In Valparaiso, medicines
and drugs are lacking. Kighteen am
bulances with beds, a consignment of
medicines and a number of nursos are
leaving for Valparaiso. Consignments
of provisions are being shipped as
quickly as possible.
Tho destruction ol tiie villages ol
Papulo, Zapllla and Renxa has been
FIRES ARE QUENCHED.
Valparaiso Guarded by Troops Pro
visions Cannot Get Through.
Valparaiso, Ang. 21 .The Ores which
broke out after the earthquake have, as
a result of stubborn efforts, finally been
suppressed. Dynamite was largely
used to this end.
Tho streets of the city are constantly
patrolled by military and other forces.
Many roblwrs have been shot and kill
ed. Martial law prevails.
Tclcphono communication between
hero nnd Santiago was restored today.
Tho telegraph wires, however, aro still
down, nnd tho railroad Is not yet work
ing. Letters to tho outside world are
sent to Santiago by horsemen.
Meat is being distributed in the
streets here by order of tho authorities,
nnd tralnlonda of provisions havo been
started from Santiago, but cannot get
American Gold Mtno Deal.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 21. The news
papers here report that Americana are
negotiating for the purchase of the
Norchinsk gold mines, which have been
the cause of n great scandal lu which
sovoral grand dukes were Involved.
The mines aro supposed to contain
quarts worth 12 000,000,000 nud the
court camarilla la reported to be anx
ious to dispose of them, but the Amer
icana have been chary of purchasing n
concession which might be repudiated
by parliament nt any time that It so
Poor Old Robinson Crusoe.
New York, Aug. 21. A report reach
ed tills city today that the South
American earthquake destroyed the Is
land of Juan Fernandez, off tho Chil
ean coast. It belongod to Chile, and
on It woro a penal settlement nni a fort.
This is the island made famous by
Daniel do Foe, aa the scene of the
thrilling adventures of Robinson
Tliero Is nothing so fascinating to
tin Minn lu whom Micro lingers some
thing of the romantic nsplrntlous ac
quired by nn early iktumI of "Robin
son Crusoe" as tho possession of nn
Island, To be, like Alexnnder Selkirk,
'monarch of nil ho surveys" has Ita
attraction to tho ixn"in who longs for
"fliiw olden-tlino adventure. Already
there aro several "Inlnnd Monarch" In
the world, who flint tho life not only
delightful but even profitable, nnd oth
er now hnvo n similar opiKirtunlty to
beconio emperor on n small scale.
Threo Islnuds, which are "In the
market." nre Melville Island, n sat
ellllo of Australia, lying about twenty
mile northeast of Port Darwin; Wash
ington IhIiiii'I, lying In the Pncltlc a
few degrees north of the Kquator, nnd
I.undy Island, which Is In the Ilrlstol
Channel, Punning Island, which Is
m-nr Washington, has Just tx-en sold in
Iomlon to ii man niiuied Orelg.
If one desire rest nnd quiet, ho
would probably chooso to mako himself
king (j either Fanning or Washington
Island, but he would hnve to tnko his
mbjert with him, for, npnrt from some
ofllclnls and some Imported South Ken
Islander on Punning Island, tho two
Isle are uninhabited. If, on the other
hnud, the aspirant for klngidilp want
renl adventure, Melville Island will
probably tilt rim bill. There tho new
"king" will rind a hardy race of sav
age black nnd n land orerrrun with
big game, Including 10,000 buffalo. The
strenuous life I the only one that ha
n foothold there, nnd nn energetic con
queror enn Und "something doing" ev
Although Pnnnlng nnd Washington
Island were discovered by Captain
Kdmiiud Fanning, nn American sailor.
I tw you torn the kltM on hljh
And blow the blnN nbotit the sky;
And all srtMind 1 heard you m,
Like ladle' klrts aeroM the era
( wind, n-blowlng all day lone.
O wind, that kIiijt sa loud a song!
I nw the different thing you did,
Hut always you yournelf you hid.
I felt you puh, I hoard you call,
I could not sot yourself at all
O wind, a-blowlng all day long,
O wind, that slug loud a song I
O you that aw no strong and cold,
O blower, aw you young or old?
Are you a bt of field and tree,
Or Just a stronger child than me?
O wind, a-blowlng all day long,
O wind, thnt sing so loud a songl
Robert Louis Stevenson.
1 THE ONLY WAY
F course It was planned before
hand, he knew who would do It
tK-st, I'm sure, and jK-rhajw If the
girls had known what tho prlro wu
to be. they would have tried harder for
It, although 1 think none of us would
have gotten thnt one.
It came nlwut thl wny; Ten of us
girl Iwive h Hewing club nud meet one
a week. Wo do not uccoiupllirti much,
NYd says because we do too much gos
Hipping, but then, Ned U horrid, any
Right acros the' wny young Dr.
Thornton has hi oltlce, nnd on n wnnu
day when tho window wero open, ho
could hear everything wo said, but we
did not reollzo that until afterward,
Wo wero nil slightly neqiinluted with
him and were dying to know him bet
terhe I awfully good-looking, you
know, but nil tnken up with his work,
which mado him even more attractive
One day wo were busy as bees If
not with lingers, with our chattering
when tho door ioned, nnd In walked
Or, Thornton. Ho held n bundle in bis
hand, nnd nfter greeting us, he wnlked
up to Maude, who Is our president (nl
though how he knew I didn't find out
until Inter), nnd said; "Mlsa Williams,
I hnvo rather n peculiar rwiuent to
innke, but perhaps you will overlook
It peculiarity, ns you know I nm a
Mono bachelor.' I nm In nn even more
lonely stnto than usual, na my house
keeper Is awny, nnd there Is no ono to
do my mending for mo. This bundle
contains ten pulrs of socks which need
mending most awfully (the girls looked
scundallied), niul It struck mo to-dny
thnt possibly na yours was a sowing
club, you would tnko pity on tho Mono
bachelor and each darn a pair for me,
porhupa ono pair each will not bo too
1 C,OOD VILL AND FIXTURES
THROWN OH THE MARKET
OPPORTUNITIES TPQCT JMTO
mKING BUSINESS-" '
1 i - iimiii i -- !
they nro Ilrltudi joeKlon. Unless
the demand for corn! necklaces be
comes more Insistent Umn It ha been
for a hundred years or so, tho Islands
will hnve little value no far a their
natural production Is concerned, so
whether tho Union Jack or tho Star
and Stripe Moat over thec mlcronesla
I a matter of no serlou Importance.
It must be admitted, however, that
they have sonio strategic value, for
they Ho almost on the course of steam
ship from Hawaii to New Zealand,
nud Fanning Island Is nt present a sta
tion of one of the "all-Hrltlsh" cables.
This fact ha caused eomo heart
burning nmong patriot In Australia
and Great Hrltnln. They havo sounded
an alarm. They have written to their
newspaper, and have dcncrlbcd the
sale n "aninxtng." At thl stage, the
High Commissioner of the Western Pa
cine relieved nil the agitated mind by
declaring the purchaser of the Island
mut hold them subject to the right
of the Hiltlsh Crown nnd tb terri
torial right of the PaclHc Cable Hoard.
Pnnnlng Island, the most Important
of the Fanning group, which also In
clude Palmyra, Washington and
Christmas Islands, wa discovered by
Captain Fanning In 1709. The same
year tie saw Washington Island for
the first time, and named It for the
American general nnd patriot, Christ
ma Island, the most southerly and
easterly of the group, wo discovered
by the Kngllsh navigator. Captain
Cook. Fanning and Washington Islands
were afterward occupied by Gregg and.
much of n tax on you, and I shall not
need them until nest week."
Of course we could not refuse, for his
loneltnetH ami (apparent) helplessness
nppcnled to us.
The doctor stayed long enough for
in to feel that he was not so unap
proachable a ho had scorned. I re
membered afterward that ho never
once looked toward Claire or woke to
her during his stay. Clnlro I our shy
one, with the great brown eyes and
danky hair with n touch of sunshine
In It we mil her our wood anemone
the most domestic of us all.
The doctor started to go, but turned
bark and said, a In after-thought, "I
never thought about payment." Wo all
protested, horrified at bis wishing to
puy for what wo "considered n pleas
ure." "Well," said he. "since you re
fuse payment, I will let you do the
work on one condition that the one
who darns her pair the neatest shall
accept a prize, and will take whatever
I offer for a prize of whatever value."
Wo agreed to thl, nud he said, laugh
ing. "Will you consider thl promise
binding?" We promised solemnly that
we would, laughing all the while, as
we thought It nil an excellent Joke.
Tho next week when we met wo com
pared our work, and Clalre'a mending.
rUtHlADEO CLAIBE TO ACCKFT TIB I'HIZE.
ns we exeeted, wns eo daintily done
that you could hardly tell where tho
Then tho doctor came In, and when
wo showed him the socks he declared
Clntre's tbo host, nnd said that tho
prize whs not quite ready, but begged
to bo nllowed to cnll on Miss Clnlre
tlint ovenlng to bestow It upon her. She
reluctantly said that ho might, nnd the
doctor suggested n mooting next dny,
In ordor thnt wo might (bis eyes
twinkling wickedly) tee how wo liked
tho prlzo. So next day wo mot, all
eager to seo what tho mysterious prlzo
was to bo.
In about half an hour the door open
ed and the doctor and Claire oamo In
Hlgnall, two adventurer, who claimed?
(ossesslon by occupation. At tho tlmo
of tho laying of the ItrlUsh I'aclna
cable nn agreement wa reached be
tween the ltrltlsh and American gov
ernment by which tho former ac
quired tho sovereignty.
Tho Fnnnlng group I of coral foun
dation, being the cap of peaks of a
submarlnn range of mountain, having;
a general direction of from northwest
to southeast. Fanning Island I really
composed of three Islands grouped
around n lagoon. It general shape lis
thnt of an oyster. English Harbor U
at tho western end of the soutbennost
Island. Here Is located tho cable sta
tion and the settlement. Melville Island
ha nn area of moro than 7,000 square
mile. At Ita greatest breadth It I
about 110 mile acros. and It greatest
length Is about tho some.
AntlcoMtl Islsnd, at the mouth of tb
St Ijiwrenco Itlver, which wa pur
chased for f 12.1,000 by M. Henri Men
ler, the 'chocolate king," a few yeans
ago, 1 about half the size of Mclvlllo
Island. M. Menler soon found that he
wa not "king" In hi Island, for tbo
Hrltlsh government Interfered whenb
attempted to raise the French flag and
give tho Impression that It waa the
territory of tbo French Republic. It
remains, however, that a owner of th
Island be haa sufficient power to gov
ern It very much aa be choose.
Although the proprietor of Antlcostt
has already spent almost 16.000,000 on
bis Improvement, It Is admitted bo baa)
a bargain. The lobster fisheries ar
considered of great value; tho enor
mous forests of spruce trees are alono
worth the money, and In addition to
this he has a fine game preserve,
which, with a party of friends, ho vU
Ita every year. Montreal Star.
together, be looking very happy and
Clnlro blushing divinely, but looking
not less happy, and what do you rap
pose? The doctor said : "Last night I went
to Miss Claire's home with the prize.
Intending to bestow It upon her, but
when she aaw what It was ahe very
strongly declined to take it I used all
sorts of persuasions, telling her that
she had promised faithfully to tako
whatever was offered, of whatever
value. At first alio said sho had not
said a word of promise, but I held, and
you will all agree with mo I know,
that the cla bad promised for her
as well as for themselves. Last even
ing I had to give up In despair, but
asked her to sleep on It, and I should
return In the morning to see It tho
did not think It would be better to ac
cept the prize after all, saying also that
wo hod promised to show It to tho class
this afternoon, and must not disappoint
"It took a long time, but I have final
ly persuaded Claire to accept this very
poor prize myself but perhaps she
can utlllzo It In some way, or mako It
We girls wero breathless, as we
never even suspected that they wero
moro than acquaintance, but It turned
out thnt the doctor had loved Clnlro
for ever so long, but sho had held him
at a distance, so that ho never got a
chance to toll of his love. Ono day tho
doctor had been standing at tho win
dow, nnd ovorheard the girls talking
nlwut tbo neatness of Claire's work,
when she was mending a tear In
Louise's gown. He decided to tako ad
vantage of this knowledge, and took
thl way to get a chance to offer him
self to Clnlro you see, ho was pretty
suro who would get tho prize. It was
very clever of him, I think.
That Is all. The wedding Is to bo
the first of next month, and the doctor
Insists that tho girls shall all be brides
maids, but I cannot, because, you see,
Ned wants mo to make It next month,
so It may bo a double wedding. Dos
Last tlmo Consul General Wynnsj
came over from London a fellow-passenger
was a former Senator who was,
terribly seasick. He suffered for sov
"Ono morning," said Wynne, "tho
Senator came out of his stateroom and
ran Into a ludy who was coming along
tho passageway clad In the scantiest
raiment. Sho screamed and sought a
place of refuge.
"'Don't lo alarmed,' tho seaslcU
statesman said. 'Don't be alarmed,
madam; I shall never llvo to tell of
It'" New York World.
Tho average girl's nose suits her un-
til she reaches the day vrbcu. she must
wear glasses, and finds, that nos (
glasses will not star on