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FLOODS IN NORTH
Wtiitc, Stuck and Green Rivers
Drive Farmers From Homes.
SMALLER TOWNS UNDER WATER
Northern Pacific and Great Northern
Railroads Tied Op Throe
Lives Are Lost.
Seattle, Nov. 15. Floods In the
"White, Stuck nml Green rivers, which
began Tuesday night, liavo swept away
miles of railroad truckage, inundated
nil the valley towns?, rendered hundreds
of fanners homeless and cos t three lives
up to date. Until the Western Union
hint night succeeded in getting n wire
to Portland, Seattle was entirely ait
off from the outside world by either
railroad or telegraph lines. The tele
phone company kept up two lines, but
this was the only means of communica
tion Seattle has had.
The three men lost in the Hoods wore
drowned while fighting to break up log
jams that threatened railroad and coun
It will bo two weeks beforo the
Northern Pacific is able to resume reg
ular train opoi ntl jiis. The Great
Northern is tied up for a shorter or
iod, for trouble on that road is due to
on avalanche of mud that swept out a
portion of track.
Auburn, Kent, O'Brien, Itcnton,
Oricllia and half a dozen smaller towns
in the valleys of three rivers aro under
water. Itosldents of O'Brien were
compelled to abandon their homes and
11 ee to the hills. At Kont a raging tor
rent is running through tho town and
Auburn will suffer extensive damages
unless tho waters recede immediately.
Tho 50 employes of tho Denny Ken
ton Clay works plant at Kenton wore
cut off by the flood and had to remain
cooped up in tho warehouse until tlioy
could bo rescued by bouts.
MUCH DAMAGE REPORTED.
FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS.
Great National Agitation to Improve
A national congress of American com
mercial bodies interested in tho devel
opment of internal waterways and har
bor improvement will meet in Wash
ington on tho sixth and seventh of De
cember. Oregon will bo represented
by a delegation from tho Portland
chamber of commerce.
The purposo of the congress la main
ly to prevail upon tho United States
authorities to pass a , measuro culling
for an appropriation of fifty millions
annually for river and harbor improve
ment. Even should such a measuro
pass it would still bo but a fraction of
what other great nations are axixinditig
annually upon their waterways. Tho
movement Is a national expression of
the knowledge that water competition
is tho ono great cheapenor of railroad
freight rates railways that compete
with rivers for traffic do not pay ex
travagant dividends upon watered stock.
In those sections of tho country
wheroin tho railroads aro eomixilled to
curry freight in comiietition with rivor
craft tho rates are from one-third to
one-sixth of thoso ruling where wator
competition is not a factor. It is told
of a cotton section in Texas that the
canalizing of a very Insignificant stream
bo as to bo available for flat bottomed
cunul boat, lowered the freight rates
so radically as to make a saving to a
small community of three million dol
lars annually. As a matter of fact tho
canalized stream carried but u small
percentage of tho traffic upon which
this large saving was effected, but tho
fact that tho stream was avuilablo for
traffic compelled the railways to meet
tho water competition.
Tho Itivcrs and Harbors congress
will discuss tho improvement of tho
Oregon and Washington waterways and
the removal of obstructing bars at tho
entrances of tho harbors and will seek
to impress upon tho congress of the na
tion tho importance of thoso improve
ments to tho farming and mercantile
Floods In Oregon and Washington
Destroy Homes and Bridges.
Cnstlo Hock, Wash., Nov. 10. The
Cowllt river has lieeotno n raging tor
rent, currying house, Uirns, logs and
other drift down In tho tlood. Many
families nro homcluss and havo mvep
but few belongings (rout their ruined
homes nnd nro temporarily quartered
with friends on higher ground. The
Northern lhicitlc bridge across the Cow
lite lit 01eiui is unshed out.
The town of Castle Hock is in a state
of chaos. Klectrio light nro out K
causc of the tlood. The town marshal
has closed tho saloons to add to the
public safety. The lxxiplo are meeting
the situation in a philosophic wnv nnd
nre not becoming panic stricken.
North Ynkiinn, Wash., Nov. 10.
After falling slightly tho Ynklma and
Naches rivers are again rising and the
damage to property of all kinds is
growing worse. All communication
with the outside by rail is cut off.
Ever- county bridge in tho valley is
under water and the city is Isolated
from the surrounding country.
The fears of the itocplo aro that the
Naches river mnv change its course ami
come down tho old river bed to tho
Most of the city. If this hapjwns the
damage will be inestimable, us the
best fruit orchards and some of the fin
est homes In the valley Ho direct in its
Wenatcheo, Wash., Nov. 1C The
flood still rages unabated. Added to
tho destruction by the ruin and water,
the wind is blowing. Tho damage done
by tho flood between Cashmere and
Wenntchee, in tho Wenatcheo vnllev,
cannot be est limited at tho present
timo, but It will bo heavy. Tho We
natehee and tho Columbia rivers are
higher than they have ever been before.
The former is eight inches higher than
its former record.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
SUCCESSFUL BTAM1 MILU
STKIKB A niOH VEIN,
Flvo-Horsepower riant Opens Now Era Largo and Well-Detlned Lcdgo Dlscov
in Miuing Industry. I erod at Oottago Orovo.
La Grande Assay returns liavo bcon Cottngo drove A flattering find Is
received by the Aurella company from reported from the llohomtn mining ills
concentrates turned out on the trial run trlct. It wits inndo recently in the
of tba mill recently initnlled by that claim known as tlio Big Maud, owned by
company on its mining property up tbo Colonel W. II. Dlalr. Tlio ero is said
Grand Itondo lllvor. Tbcso assays show to bo hIgh-grmW and tho lodge Is largo
vnlues ranging from $225 to $330 to tho nnd well defined. Tho unuul degree of
ton, with a loss of about 15 per cent activity provall throughout tlio camp,
tUo wnsto. 'liio recent run of tbo nnd rood results nrn In evidence. Tho
Oregon Securities and Vesuvius nro In
Portland, Nov. 10. Streams through
out tho stato which have been swollen
by tho recent mill storms and the Chi
nook wind in tho mountains aro thought
to have reached their highest point.
Some have commenced to fall and the
Willamette was stationary last night.
It is pro 1m bio that the river at Port
land will commence to fall today. F.x-
copt along tho lower Columbia, tho
danger from high water is thought to
bo over in Oregon.
mill shows that tho oro will run $15 or
more per ton, and when tho machinery
Is placed in first-class working condi
tion from 00 to 05 per cent of tho val
ues can bo saved.
Tho mill installed is but small. Only
flvo horsopower is required to run tho
crusher and other machinery, nnd but
ono man is nooriod to superintend tho
entire plant. Mining men nro enthusiastic-
over tho success of tho mill, and
beliovo this chnracter of mill hns solved
tho problem of how to handlo tho oro of
tho Grand Itondo district. A few years
ago it was tho opinion of miners that
tho up-river country ores could not bo
worked with small capital; that not less
than $50,000 or $100,000 would bo re
quired to Install n suitable plant for
tho treatment of tho ores found there.
The trial of tho Aurella company hns
proved that tho oro can bo handled on
a very much smaller scale, with high
pcrccntngo of profits, or oven higher, to
tho ton than with heavy stamp machin
ery. It is the lutontioti of tho Aurella
company to put in another mill noxt
in tho samo district will follow their ex-'
SUOAB OUTPUT IS LABOE.
La Qrando Factory Will Turn Out Over
La Grnndo Tho new track of tho
Central Hallway has reached tho Hunt
grndo opposite Cone, nnd a spur for
loading beets has been put in. This
reduces tho hnuling dlstnnco from tho
Cono beet fields materially, as tho end
of tho track is now about three miles
full operation, employing largo force
of men. Tho annual assessment work
for this year Is nearly completed on tho
largo number of claims hold by private
Activity in tho lumbering business Is
constantly on tho increase, notwith
standing tho operators nro unable to
move their products. The car shortage
Is seriously felt by tho 18 mills In this
locality. One company nlono hns about
100 carloads on tho docks, nnd Is simply
tumble to secure cars. This is the case,
however, with all the mills. Tho lum
bermen nro advocating tho enactment
of a law making it a penalty for n rail
road company when it falls to furnish
cars within a specified time nftor tho
ordor is placed. They contend that
they aro not dealt with fairly In tho
matter, as tho railroad company Im
poses a demurrage of $1 a dny when a
oar is not loaded within -IS hours nftor
tho tlmo it is spotted. Tho railroad
company, on tho other hand, takes Its
own timo nnd plensuro to furnish ear.
With about $1250,000 worth of lumber
cut nnd ready to move, tho lumbermen
nro uopoful that tboy will soon got re
lief. They nro running full capacity
and orders for more lumber nro pouring
In, nnd if cars aro not furnished soon
they will bo compelled to closo tholr
WOBK OF IIATCIIEItlEa.
Season's Work Has Boon Satisfactory
In All Coast Stations.
Salem Tho report of Master Fish
Warden II. G. Van Duicn for tho month
GRABBING UP OIL LAND.
Fodornl Authorities Take Cognlznnco
of Action of Standard Oil.
Sun Francisco, Nov. 1 1. The Call
today says: It became known In Fed
eral circles yesterday that recent locu
tions of laud In Kern oounly by agents
of tho Standard OH company have lievit
imulo the subjeet of investigation by
government olllelals. Ah a result It Is
asserted .iidletmeiitH will follow. The
land was taken up by tho petroleum
combine, ostensibly for tho gypsum de
posits, but In reality (or oil purees.
That tho character of tho laud had Ihcii
carefully studied Is shown by tho (net
that a llowlug oil well has a I ready been
Tho Inquiry Is Mug made through
the olllco of United States Attorney
Devlin, of San Francisco. Federal
agents have la-en at work for several
weeks III Kent county. From their
preliminary rejiorts it Is lcllcved that
the manlier In which the laud was se
cured will warrant Indictment on (lie
part of tho Federal grand jury.
Tho Infortunium stvurcd by these
agents will Ih placed in the hands of
United Slates Attorney Itoln-rt T. Dev
llu, who in turn will forward It to
Washington to the attorney giuiernl.
SELL NO MORE ALASKA COAL.
Loss I'rom Mood On Fugct Sound
CHOPS IN GROUND ARE RUINED
Railroads Loso Most Heavily and
Fanners Como Next -Lumbsr
men Loin Logs and (Jolts.
RELIEF FUND IS LOOTED.
Commend Teaching System.
Now York, Nov. 16. After two days'
Inspection, the English teachers who
anno lioro to study United States meth
ods of education liavo discovered several
good Ideas which they intend to sug
gost to tho authorities in England.
They liko our system of medical Inspec
tion, our law which requires children
between tho ages of 14 unci 16 vears to
attend evening schools if thoy work in
tho daytime, our discipline, which they
nil describe as "easy," nnd certain
features of our kindergarten work.
Moro teachers will urrivo this week.
General William G. Ely.
Norwich, Conn., Nov. 15. General
"William O. Ely died suddenly at his
homo hero IasUiilght of heart troublo.
He commanded tho Eighteenth Connec
ticut volunteers in the Civil war, and
was brovetted brigadior general at ita
Money Sent Mayor Schmltz Is Not
San Francisco, Nov. 10. The Chron
icle wys today:
A new investigation is progressing in
tho course of developments in the local
graft scandal. It now appears tiiat
many sums of money, large ithd small,
tluit wore sent from different states to
San Francisco for tho relief of tho suf-
ferors from tho calamity never reached
the rolief committee. Soma of these
amounts, which aggregated a large
sum, wore mailed to the cure of Mayor
Schmltz. F. J. Honey, Detective Wil
liam Hums and about 100 government
agent) liavo been making an investiga
tion. President Hoosovolt is tho mov
ing spirit lwhind the inquiry, and he
declares that no man guilty of diverting
the relief funds sliall escape justice.
The eases come within the jurisdic
tion of the Federal authorities lecauso
of the Interstate character of the postal
servico, which, It is alleged, was crim
inally tampered with.
A considerable sum of money was al
so sent through tho ospross companies
and Wells-Fargo, which comtflnics aro
now investigating tho disappearance of
(10,680 sent in one package from tho
citizens of Searchlight, Nov., which tho
relief committee says it never received,
and which tlio company says was deliv
ered to tho representative of tho com
mittee to whom it wus addressed, Tho
crime of forgery is said to bo ineluded
in tho offense of tlio raiders of tho re
lief contributions. It Is said tliat in
the aggregate tho stealings will umount
and a half from the farms. Most of of Oetober shows that tho season's
tbo Cono beets remain to bo delivered work hns bcon satisfactory in nil Coast
nnd tho harvest in that locality has stream hatcheries, but not so good in
been postponed as long as possible, tho hatchorlos on tributaries of tho Co
nwniting railroad facilities. Supexin- lumbin. Hognrding hntchcry opera
tendont Barnwell says that ton days or tions tho report says:
two weeks will be required to get nil I With tho exception of n few moro
tbo bcots to tho factory, salmon to spawn at Ontario, wo nre
Tho factory has been running most through with tho work of collecting
satisfactorily, without a hitch or halt, chinook salmon spawn at our different
from tbo time, tbo season opened. In hatchorlos tributary to tho Columbia
ndditlon to tho fino output of boots, tho Klvcr, nnd from reports received tho
sugar porcenago is higher this year .following collections havo bcon made:
than over beforo. It Is estimated that) No. eggstnkon.
tho sugar output this season will bo Salmon Itivcr hatchery 876,000
between 60,000 nnd 00,000 sacks, or MeKenzio Itivor hatchory ata-
from 260 lo 300 cars. tion 6,070,000
tuo ractory win prouauiy run lour Wallowa Jllver hatehery &U0,wu
HAY SHOETAQE ON COOS BAT.
Farmers Do Not Produco Enough
Supply Local Market.
North Bend Bringing hay from the
Willnmotto Valloy to North Bend nnd
MarshficJd is something liko carrying
coals to Newcastle, yet nearly ovory
boat that cornes hero from 1'ortlnnd
lands n quantity of hay. Around Co
qulllo some hay is grown for tho mar
ket, but it costs nearly ns much to
bring hay from that point to Marsh
field, a distance of 15 miles, ns it does
to bring it from 1'ortlnnd. If the hay
is consigned to North Bend it must bo
transferred from tbo ears to boats at
Marsbfield, and that oosts $1 a ton ex
tra. Valley grnss hay can be pur
chased In Portland for $0 n ton, nnd it
costs $3 a ton for freight. This hay
retails for $13 a ton. There is no
clean timothy or clovor hay to bo bad
hero at nny price anu urogon grass is
at a premium.
Ontario salmon hatchery 3,130,000
Wheat Export basis: Club, C.ltfTOle;
blucstem, G607c; Valloy, COe; rod,
Oats No. 1 whlto, $24.5025.50;
Barley Feed, $21.50 por ton; brow
ing, $22; rolled, $23.
Bye $1.351.40 por cwt.
Corn Whole, $26.60; cracked, $80.50
Hey Valley timothy, No. 1, $ll12
per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, $11
10; clover, $78; ehent, $71608.80;
grain buy, $7.508.fi0; alfalfa, $11.50;
veteh hay, $77.80.
l'rults Apples, common to oholoo, 26
dr7fie per box: choice to fnncy, 75o
$1.60; grapos, $1.401.05 crato; pears,
75e$1.86: cranberries, $10(910.60 por
barrel; quinces, $11.25 por box; por-
Simmons, si.ou per box,
Government Stops Sale Pending Ac
tion on testing Ulll,
Washington, Nov. H. Tho secretary
of tho interior today issued a general
order withdrawing from entry nil pub
lie nml lands In Alaska. Mow much
land It affected no emu knows; Indeed,
no spvclllc tracts could lx witlHlrawn,
as Alaska is still unsurveyed and the
extent of its coal dcMslt unknown.
Hut this general order will shut off all
entries of laud known to contain comI.
It is issued In lino with the policy re-
cctiiitly adopted ill the states, nml will
prevent wealthy cor orut Ions from cor
nering Alaska's owl resource.
It is prolwihlo that further efforts
will 1n miule to secure legislation re
icHlliig the coal land law nnd substi
tuting u law which nutlHirires the gov
ernment to lease its coal land.
A tract of 1,700 arrow north of Vul
dor., Alaxka, lying on tlio glacial lints
IkjIow tho Vnldex glacier, Ims Ueu set
iiHirt as a rllle range for tho lire of
trexqm ut Fort l.iscum.
PLANTERS SHORT OF LABOR,
n ti,,. .ncnm in,i in rnnm f-mmtv Vogotablos Cabbage, ll(toHa pound";
four and five tons nn aero of ont hay cauliflower, $1,25 per dozon; colory, 76
can bo raised, nnd clover nnd timothy 8Se P" lozon; egg-plant, $1.50 por
crow well on tho rich bench lands. rnt0 '"ttueo, head, 20o per dozon;
w I tnln.. lnnniifla .. .lnnn. I. All -inn.
IJIIIUlin, 4Vty.,2U 'U UUfeUU, UVII 'v'
pers, 6c; pumpkins, lc per pound; spin
ach, l6c por pound; tomatoos, 3050o
por box; parsley. 1015c; squash, ljo
per pound; turnips, 00c$l por sack;
carrots, 0Ocf)$l por sack; boots, $1.25
1,50 Per sack; horseradish, 010a por.
pound; sweet potatoos, 22Jo por
unions uregon, yoc((?i por tiumirou
Cuban Sugar Men Ask M
Havana, Nov. M. Certain momWs
of the Agrarian league, which is until
posed of prominent planters, ucooiu
pun led by a number of ntiwnmlilp
agents, held n conference with (lover
nor Mugoon today on tho qucxlion of
tho prolmblo scarcity of labor in the
handling of tho maturing sugar crop.
The planters urged tho necessity of
making uso of tlio $1,000,000 appro
priated by tho lato Cuban congress for
tho stimulation of Immigration, and
iNlutcd out that Culm was suffering
severely from tho comietitioii of. oilier
nations seeking imuiigrutioii ami the
imisirtatioii of labor to Panama.
The next sugar crop promises to lw
very largo, and tho planters oxprtMl
grave fears that tho present lalsir sup
ply would bo Insufficient to IihihIIh it.
The governor arranged to hold fur
ther conference with tho planters.
New Zealand Favors Canada.
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 1(1. TJioCanndi
an commission retorts tliat substantial
preferences aro given to Canadian goods
over those of the United States in tho
new tariff adopted by Now Zealand.
On many classes tho tariff on United
States goods will bo 20 or .'JO por cent
alovo tliat on Canadian goods. On bi
cycles, gas and oil engines, gum boots,
printing paper, railways unci tramways,
sail cloth, canvas, surgical and dental
instrument United States products will
Ins taxed a duty of 20 por cent while
the Canadian products will enter free.
Total Wealth of United States.
Washington, Nov. 10. Tlio total
wealth of tlio country in 1004 wu's
$100,881,415,000, according to figures
issued bv the census bureau todav. In
1800 the total wealth wus $05,037,001,- will have
107; in 1000, $88,528,348,708. 1
Organize a Water Company.
La Orando Articles of incorporation
have, been filed for tbo Mill Creek Wa
tor Company, with a capital stock of
$12,500. La Orando will bo tho prin
cipal placo of business. Tho incorpor
ators nro Ocorgo Krlogor, Ambroso
Wright and August Bahrens. Tho ob
ject is to oppropriato 1000 inches of
water from Mill Creek, abovo Bummor
villo, to bo used for irrigation and other
purposes. Tho incorporators havo re
cently bocomo interested in largo tracts
of land and some oxtonsivo improve
ments aro to bo made
Bandon Enjoys Prosperity.
Bnndon Bandon is enjoying some
thing of a real cstato boom, nnd lots
that might have boon purchased for
$10 each last Spring are soiling for
$100 and finding a ready markot at
that prico. Activity in manufactur
ing accounts for tho boom. Tho sal.
mon cannory, broom-hnndlo factory,
wood-plpo plant, browory, match fac
tory and foundry aro running full timo
and the Bandon woolon mills nro run
ning day and night to keop up with or-
dors. The shingjo mills are running to
their full capacity, and tho Cody Lum
ber Company is building a mill that
will have a capacity of 70.000 feet a
Potatoes Oregon Burbnnks, fancy,
85(p0Oc; common, 0075c,
Buttor Fnncy creamery, 26(Jg27jd
l-Kg" Oregon ranch, 3335a por
Poultry Avorngo old lions, 1213o
Sor pound; mixed chickons, 1212)e;
pring, 12(313c; old roostors, 010c;
dressed chickens, 1314a; turkoys, live,
fi17Jc; turkeys, dressed, choice, 21
22o; gooso, livo, 00Jc; ducks, 14
Veal Drossod, 6J(cS8Jc por pound.
Nearly Twenty Missing.
Ia Porto, Iud., Nov, 14. Coroner
Carson has received no complete list of
tho dead and missing In the wreck of
tho Baltimore) it Ohio railroad. Tho
ills contains .'10 names, and it is believ
ed nearly 20 are yet to bo obtained. It
will lo several days before tho coroner
can return a verdict. Tho freight crew
Insists that tho first section carried no
lights, but tho train sheet of tho oper
ator at Human indicates that green
lights were displayed. As tho charred
Ixxlies aro taken from tho wreck they
lire being labeled and sent to tho undertakers.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 17. Tito HimmIhi
In the gieut river valley south of Seat
tle, at their helicht ywstortUy morning,
are tislsy suldillig. In the central
I iwtrt of the White Ittver country aU.ia
tho towns id Kent hihi Aiumni, iiry
land Is MpMarln: ami the Hiplc, dm
in to the surrounding lilah laud fr
refuse, stc M'turnlug to their hiin
ThtmitHturiiiK HHttu maintain a hlwh
level, Ml th mmlh of the DiimhiminIi
on the north slid the in mill of the I'm
allup on the south where they st
Imekiil up by the tide.
'Hie pro'rtV Us will m hi'SW,
prolwbly excetillmc H.tMMI.IHHI. Tho
destruction of the Northern 1 VI fir mil.
wnv knhIw mimI triu'kiw Involve a
liwrt of tfUHUHM). The InterurUn elec
tric rontl lietKefH Semtlr and Tseoli n
ulll hare to sieotl $HHI,(MMI for re
mIim, and the iiHllvUhial UmmwoI fsrio
eric and dairymen male up the remain
der. 'Hie lcc of live slock Is not hm
heavy a at Hist fratrrd, Mug pndwbly
within $(V0,IHHI. The Im on itoim still
In ground ami In collars himI barn in
Hundreds of hsws ami tMrn were
swept from their fimrtdsttiKHC, Isit cottt
imrathely few wer mliMtlly broken i
or carried any great distance. 'Hm
cIhiimm to ftirnitdilrHCS In home sod
mercliaitdle In store by the water
formed the lle Itwt item of Umx.
FIomIm in (lit) White, (ireou hih!
Stuck ltler valleys are miImUIIiik rap
idly, lsit tlin DiiwsmUli rhor, whom
waters empty Into I'MMet imhiwI at llii
placo, is a iiilwhty lake, four mile
wldci by 12 in length, IxM'ked up ami
held In lew! I by 'lie lid" from Urn
(CHiiicI. When that K"o out late t.
uiltht, Kreict lmv- Is Uk-d for frin
the pcHit-up w-alers. A sliullar ohhII
tiou exisUi at tho UHHtth of (Iih l'il)icl
lup at 'IVirtHita.
The IIkmUi (imiwI the rlty already
short of eottl nml tcMiMirarlly cut off
from hwwi to all some of supply.
'11n grmt water iwnr plants of llio
nuiiMiiy providing elertrie wer Mini
Unlit were lblw imt ( UH. Nhd tlio
street car ami llKhtillg mrvire of the
eitv iletwiMls cm the iittwirr supply i f
owl in tltH local bins of the Idg com
Miiin. 8o far Jim known, lsit flv detcths ill-nt-tly
sttrilsitable to Im 1U havo
ocvurred north of the Stuck river.
The were F. W. Kallmer, a hunter
of Aulmrii, Pat CIhim-h awl John Vielc,
rHiiehers of (Irilllu, ami two Uiiigers
wImiso name are unknown. None if
tho bodies have )ct N'oll recovered.
From Ticeoina coihh rtimom of several
deaths near tho mouth of the Puyalhip,
but tho roiwirtri aro so far unverified.
FINISH SOUTH JETTY.
Allows No Silver Exports.
Lima, Peru, Nov. II. Although
there exists no law to the contrary, the
government today refused to allow a
local 'firm of bankers to'shlp 12,000 sil
ver sols (about $00,000) to London.
Furthermore, the authorities aro search
ing tho baggage of passongois leaving
tho country, ami all silver coin In ox-
cess of 10 sols Is being seized. The
price of silver in Peru is advancing,
nnd tho inlnlNtrv of llimneii Imu In. mi
lounu. . : :'. . -. .
Bcof Dressed bulls, 2(rf)2Io PUT "' ureiico Willi local PiiiiKors, iinun-
pound; cows, 4QSa; country stoers, 6(y ulurM mercimnts nnd moinhers of coi).
Kioro iu iiiRcunn iiuuuji in inu premises.
Chief Englnser Mackenzie Hecom
mends Continuing Contract,
Waohiiiiitoit, sv. 17 In his etl-
iiiMtcs milnoltltil to the iwreUry id
War, (Ifiii-ral .Mackenzie, chief id en
gineers, aks for hii appropriation of
$l,(HM),l)OII fiprtlieColiiiiibia river jetty.
In his annual reitnrt, however, hi
points out the ncwmdty for oonllniioim
work on the Jetty until it Is completed.
He sajs that, in addition to the $1,-
000,000 appropriated, oongreM rhould
authorize n continuing contract lo tlio
extent of $1,450,000 additional. Ho
estimate that $2,000,000 will com
plete the south jetty.
If (ieneral Mackenzie's rc-commenda-tlon
is carried out, $1,000,0110 will ho
lusertcxl In the river and Imrlsir bill
this winter and tho remaining $1,460,
000 will Iki (Nirrled in the sundry civil
bill parsed at tho first Hctcslou of thu
Mutton Drcssod, fancy, 80o por
pound; ordinary, 07c.
Pork Drcssod, 08o por pound.
Hops 1000, cholco, 15(fSl0o: prlmo,
1314o; medium, 1212Jo por pound; I A
Moro Doers on Warpath,
Capo Town, Nov. 14, According to
tho latest Information received here,
onv has been Invaded bv two
Wool Eastorn Orecon avernoo best. 'now Irtlos of Boer frcobcxjterH in nddl-
13(318c por pound, according to shrink- "?" w "l0 un operating under For-
ago; Valley, 2021c, according to fine- roiru. Tho police Jinve hudnn inoffect
boss; Mohair, choice, 2fl28o, ual brush with tho Fcrroral party.
Quits Law to Serve People,
New York, Nov. 17. (lovernor elect
Chnrleri K. Hughes, who returned Inst
night from a brief vacation, will, ac
cording to statements made by IiIh
friends, retire altogether from Die law.
From tho name Kotirco cauie the an
nouncement that he will also give up
IiIh home in this city and uiovo with
his family to Albany. Mr. Hughes, lb
is Hinted, iiiih loin ins rleiuls that ho
Intends to devoto the next two yearn
exclusively (o being governor, ami 1m
believes that ho can do this best by
Hovering all professional connect Ioiih.
Terrorists Rob Railroad Safe,
Warsaw, Nov. 17. A baud of (error-
Islri attacked tho Vistula railroad depot,
at Huchcduiow this morning, killed a
gendarme, blew open tlio wife and es
caped with a Hiunll Hum of money,,
marching off In military order, Cos
sacks uro pursuing thorn.