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OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
But Happening! .of the Punt' Week
" . Culled From the Telegraph Column'
A movement is on foot among promi
nent olubmen of Chioago to extend an
invitation to Li Hung Chang, the
Chinese viceroy, to have him stop over
a couple of days in Chioago while en
route to the Paoiflo coast.
' Eugene Burt, wanted at Austin,
Tex., for the murder of his wife and
two ohildren, about a month ago, was
arrested . in Chioago. The dirk with
whioh the crime was committed was
found on his person, and blood stains
were visible on his straw hat.
A? threshing, engine, together . with
its driver and a team of horses, went
through a bridge over Kriese oreek,
about nine miles west of Oregon City.
The driver was slightly injured and
one of the horses so badly wounded that
it was found neoessary to kill it .
John J. Brough, a well-known mer
chant of Manchester, Conn., has re
turned.. from a trip around the world
." whioh consumed exactly a year. Mr.
Brough traveled on a bioycle wherever
possible. Of the 60,000 miles covered
by him, 40,000 were by water; 12,000
on his wheel and the rest by railroad
in the different countries. 1 ;
Advices have been received by the
war department from General Wheaton
stating that three prisoners, supposed
to be Yaqui Indians, ' were brought
from Tubao, Ariz., to Nogales. They
will be taken before - the United States
commissioner on a oharge of violating
the neutrality laws. They are be
lieved.to be members of the raiding
party that attempted to loot the Mexi
According to private advioes received
in Philadelphia ten of the crew of
twenty-one of the British bark Flora
Stafford, burned at sea several weeks
ago, perished. ' Captain Osoar Smith
took one boat '. with ten men, and the
mate with nine other men got in the
seoond boat. Captain Smith and ten
men were saved, but nothing has ever
been beard from the others. The sea
was rongh and probably the boat cap
sized. , '
By a collision between the yachts
Meteor and Isolde during the race for
the vioe-oommodore's cup, at Southsea,
Baron von Zedwitz, the owner of
Isolde, was so badly injured that he
died before he could be taken to a hos
pital. All the members of the crew
of the Isolde wore swept ' overboard
when the yachts collided, but were res
cued from the water by boats from the
Ben Noyer, who was arrested upon
suspicion of having robbed the Wilhoit
stage, has been released from jail with
out having been given an examination
upon the chargei :j " .v .
., In Vflght at Vodena, Maoedonia, be
tween 160 insurgents and COO Turkish
troops, the former were reinforced after
four hours and routed the Turks, fifty
of 'Whom were killed.
Frank Farnsworth Barnard, aged 42,
a tenor singer well known in theatri
cal oiroles, committed suioide in New
York by shooting himself in the right
temple with a revolver.
The oyolists of Olympia.Wash., have
formed a club, with a membership of
150, for the vigorous proseoution of a
good .roads crusade. - They propose to
immediately begin the improvement of
the various roads leading out - of the
oity. vv- - ' ..'r
The four-story mill of the Sperry
Flour Company,, at Paso Robles, Oal.,
was burned together with three adjac
ent cabins and a blacksmith shop.
The mill was valued at $85,000, and
the stock of wheat and flour on hand
was worth $12,000, and. it was a
total loss. There was $20,000 insur
ance on the building." ""' '
A dispatch from Egypt says: "To
show the futility of any hope of Arrest
ing the course 'of "cholera ; at present,
during the' week before last fresh out
breaks occurred in sixty-nine different
plaoes and last week in eighty-seven.
During the seven days to August 1,
1,200 deaths were reportedand in the
following six days 1,700 deaths. ",
Judge Noble denied the application
of the ' Brown " Hoisting Company's
. locked-out employes for an in junotion
to restrain Mayor McKisson, of Cleve
land, from calling additional militia
into service; to restrain the Brown
company from arming its employes
and to oompel the company to carry
out the . agreement made with the
locked-out men on July 27. '
. The cannery and machinery of the
Anderson (CaL ) Canning & Packing
Company, owned by Dan Grover and
B. T. Ryan,' burned. The cannery was
worth $8,000. . A stock of dried fruit
worth $700, 800 sacks of wheat and a
large quantity" of tin was also de
stroyed... There is no insurance. Two
adjaoent cottages owned by Dan Grover
and J. T. Ryan, valued at $700, were
' Ioe Famine Threatened.
St. Louis is seriously threatened with
an ioe , famine. Prices have been
steadly advancing sinoe the opening
of the seaHon until now they are up to
the highest point reached in this oity
for several years.. This week there
was an additional inorease of $1.25 per
ton to the trade and another inorease
may be expected soon. The prioe to
the trade is now $5, or more than
double what it was at any time last
year. .- Ioe is being shipped in from re
mote northern points, but the demand
oannot be supplied. ,
An American Citizen Shot.
A young man named James F. How
ard is now in the hospital in Juarez,
Mexico, with two bullet holes in his
body. He beoame involved in a quar
rel with Mexicans and shot three of
them dead. They had attempted to as
sault nim. Ha was seriously wounded
in the fight, but managed to esoape.
A Demand by TeWell.
United States Minister Terrelhas de
manded the immediate release of six
Armenians (naturalized Americans)
imprisoned . at Aleppo. Terrel has
notified the Turkish authorities that
the further imprisonment of Ameri
cans would not be tolerated.
Trans-Ooeanlo Record Broken.
The steamship St. Paul, from South
ampton, crossed Sandy Hook in six
days and fifty seven minutes, beating
the new reoord made last week, by her
sister ship, the St. Louis, of six days,
two hours and twenty-four minutes.
Drowned In the Columbia
Mark Van Bibber, a son of W. H.
Van Bibber, of The Dalles, was
drowned in the Columbia river near
that oity, where he was swimming in
company with . several companions:
The body has not been reoovered.
Fifteen Hones Poisoned.,
Twelve of the fifteen horses belong
ing to Charles A.Worth, of San Fran
cisoo, are dead and three more are un
der treatment for - arsenioal poisoning.
The poison was administered by an
enemy unknown. '
Daniel Fullen Missing:.
Daniel Pullen, a prominent farmet
of Lapush, Wash., suddenly became
insane last Sunday and left his home
and has not since been seen or heard of.
It is believed he has committed suioide.
Floods in India. 'M
A London dispatch from Bombay
says heavy floods have been caused by
the rising of the river Kistnah. . Im
mense damage was done, and thousands
rendered homeless. A river boat was
capsized and 200 persons drowned.
Regulators Sadly Needed
' The violent' demonstrations by the
turbulent elements bf Belleville, 111.,
against the Salvation Army whioh
have occurred at frequent intervals on
the publio square for a year past, at
last culminated in a riot. For over
two hours the mob surged around the
little band of Christians, oursing, push
ing, striking and creating a perfect
bedlam of disoordant noises. One of
the army flags, on whioh was the stars
and stripes, was torn from its staff and
trampelod upon. One of the women,
who was struok on the head by a mis
sile, was about the only one seriously
' They Saw a Large Meteor.
E. Simmons, wife and two daughters
were sitting in" the yard at 'their home
in Chicago when they saw a meteor de
scending and aiming direotly toward
them. Terror overpowered them,
bound them to their seats and prevent
ed their fleeing. But fortunately
while the mass of molten metal was
100 feet from them it burst, and. the
fragments scattered with a report like
a cannon, the' hissing sound whioh had
been growing in intensity culminating
in a last dying gasp. No fragments
oould be found.
Death In the Flood. ,
A great rain storm burst over Pitts
burg and vioinity, deluging a territory
several miles in extent, swelling the
streams into torrents, sweeping away
bridges and sending a soore of human
beings into eternity. The storm is
attributed to the approaoh of a cool
wave from the Northwest. Great dam
age was done by water in various parts
of the oity. . The streets were oovered
by debris, oar lines tied up and tracks
blockaded. At Dehaven, a small town
near the Wildwood oil well, six people
A Boiler Exploded.
A hundred and fifty horse-power
boiler at the Lockville Briok & Tile
works, near Maximo, O., exploded with
terriflo foroe, completely wrecking the
building. . Isaiah Johnson, an en
gineer, had his baok broken. He will
die. Samuel Snider was badly injured
about the head and had his breast
crushed. He cannot reoover.
Train Ran Into a Washout.
An eastbound mail train from Chi
cago on the Lake Shore road, ran into a
washout seventy feet long and thirty
feet deep near Otis, Ind. , and the entire
train, except the. day coaoh, plunged
into the big hole. The engineer, James
Griffin, and the fireman, Michael
Roache, were almost instantly killed.
No one else was injured.
Florenoe, Kan. , is proud of being the
residenoe of a humane lady, who bought
an ear trumpet for her pet dog.
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Delays Caused to River and
RED-TAPE GREATLY LENGTHENED
Work on the lower Colombia Will
Soon Be In Progress Other North
west Improvements Were Approved.
Washington, Aug. 19. It is a well
known fact that the shortage in the
treasury delays not only river and har
bor works, but all other publio works,
i The various objeots for whioh appro
priations have been made in the Paoiflo
Northwest are no exception to the rule.
This is the case especially if the im
provement contemplates spending a
large amount of publio money or con
tracting for the expenditure of a very
large amount of money in the future.
The different government, officials
will not admit that it is beoause the
expenditures are exoeeding the reoeipts
from five to fifteen millions every
month that they do not push along gov
ernment works faster. . They will al
ways point out that there are delays
that oannot be avoided, and the red
tape whioh surrounds every government
enterprise oan be very greatly length
ened when there is a tip from the
heads of the different departments that
the refusal to spend money, even when
appropriated, will be appreciated by
The appropriations made in the last
river and harbor bill were very large,
especially, those which carried provi
sions for contracts and involved the fu
ture expenditure of large sums of
money. It is learned at the war de
partment that the secretary is proceed
ing very cautiously with the matter of
continuous contracts. Very few pro
jects for such .improvements have been
approved by Secretary Lamont, and in
many oases the engineers have not yet
submitted the projects to him, and in
several oases the local engineers hav.e
not yet forwarded the papers for the
proposed projects to the chief of en
gineers at Washington.
For Yaquina, bay, provision was
made for a million-dollar contract.
Nothing has been done about it.
The project for the improvement of
Coos bay is now before the seoretary,
having been approved by all the en
gineers through whose hands it has
passed. The secretary has approved
the projeot for the improvement of
Tillamook bay, where $17,000 are to
be expended. In fact, all the smaller
projeots, in both Oregon and Washing
ton, have been submitted and ap
proved, and it is expected that the en
gineers in charge will direct work to
be done at onoe.
The boat railway matter still rests
wheie it has been for a long time. Al
though more money was appropriated
for it in the last bill, nothing has been
done, beoause the right of way has
not yet been obtained.
Some progress has been made in the
matter of expending the appropriation
of $200,000 for the improvement of the
upper Willamette and Yamhill rivers,
more particularly the Willamette. The
improvement of the Yamhill oalls for a
look and dams, and the project has
not yet been submitted by the local en
gineer. A anagboat has been secured
for the Willamette, and the engineer
offloers here say that work of clearing
the river will begin at onoe.
There is no probability of anything
being done at Port Orford at present
' The matter of transferring the old ap
propriation for a harbor of refuge to a
harbor to be built at that point is left
with the seoretary of war. It is not
likely that the seoretary of war will
The money appropriated in the sun
dry oivil bill and the $50,000 addition
al In the river and harbor bill, for
completing the work at the Cascades,
will be expended at onoe, as the' secre
tary of war has approved the projeot
submitted. The secretary has also ap
proved the project for the expenditure
of $100,000 on the mouth of the Co
lumbia from the mouth of the Willam
ette to Astoria, and also the projeot for
expending $50,000 of the money not
used for the deep ohannel at the mouth
of the Columbia to be used on the river
opposite Astoria. Unless the engineers
have found oause for delay, these works
ought to be progressing. 1
The projeot for expending $67,000
on the Columbia river to improve it
from the mouth of the Willamette to
Vanoouver has not yet been submitted
by the local engineer. The project for
expending $5,000 on the Upper Colum
bia and $25,000 on the Clearwater
river have been approved.
The LI Hung Chang Reception.
Washington, Aug. 19. The presi
dent will receive Li Hung Chang on
the 81st of this month. Li will not
go to Gray Gables. The reception will
probably take place in New York.
Arrangements for a reception to
China's premier are being made, and
will probably be announoed by Private
Seoretary Thurber from Gray Gables.
Saw Mill Boiler Exploded.
Salisbury, N. 0., Aug. 19. At Troy
today the boiler of Teffts' saw mill ex
ploded, killing five men and injuring
LAURADA SCARE OVER.
Facts Satisfactorily Fxplalned to the
' Spanish Becretary of War.
Madrid, Aug. 18. The Duke of Te
tuan, Spanish minister of foreign
affairs, has received from Washington
a dispatoh giving satisfactory assur
ances regarding the alleged filibuster
ing expedition of the Lanrada.
History of the Case.
Washington, Aug. 18. The steamer
Lanrada, referred to in the Madrid dis
patoh, has figured frequently in the
claims made by Spanish authorities
that American merchants were engaged
in filibustering operations. In January
last the then captain of the vessel was
indioted in the federal oourts of South
Carolina, but was acquitted after a
jury trial. Frequent reference has been
made to the experience of the Laurada
at many ports in May last. The cap
tain on that ocasion failed to, take out
health papers required by the lav, and
this led to the surveillanoe of the Lau
rada by the Spanish war vessels. It is
claimed that ten Cubans were thrown
into the water after the Spanish war
vessel put in an appearance. It was
also represented at the time of the ap
pearance of the Spanish cruiser that
thirty men were drowned, owing to the
precipitated haste in getting ' ashore to
avoid apprehension. : The Spanish au
thorities claimed that the United States
had taken no proceedings toward ap
prehending the vessel or arms. in aoorod
anoe with the neutrality law.
CORNWELL'S THREE WIVES.
Dead Engineer's Widows Surprise Each
, Other at the Funeral.
San Franoisoo, Aug. 1. George W.
Cornwell, the oldest locomotive en
gineer on the coast division of the
Southern Paoiflo, died recently, and at
his funeral three women appeared, eaoh
olaiming to be his widow. Two used
the name of Mrs. Cornwell. but the
third said she had been married to the
deceased under the name of George
Parker. The one of the three who has
known Cornwell longest is known as the
San Jose widow, because she resides in
that oity. ' She declares the dead en
gineer is the father of her son, aged 85.
Cornwell lived with her from I860 to
1872. Then he met and married the
woman who is known as Mrs. Corn
well, at 1802 Howard street. In 1888
Cornwell met Mrs. Parker, and, telling
her his name was the same as that of
her former husband, George Parker,
married her. He installed her in a
house a block from that of Mrs! Corn
well No. 2. Mrs. Parker knew nothing
of the other two wives, and No. 2 was
not aware of the existenoe of No. 8, in
whose house he died. The engineer
was 69 years old, and had been on the
Paoiflo coast thirty-six years, all of file
time in the employ of the Central and
Southern Paoiflo railroads. ' He leaves
only about $3, 000, his earnings having
all gone to support his numerous wives
BOY'S TRAGIC DEATH.
He Falls Under the Wheels of a Salem
Salem, Or., Aug. 1 8 Willie Mo
jjonougn, a 14-year-old boy, was run
over and killed by a car of the Salem
Motor Railway Company, in North
Salem, this afternoon. The accident
ooourred in front of the residence of
Harvey Massey, at 5:15, as the car was
ooming from the fair grounds toward
the oity. The unfortunate boy, in com
pany with two other boys, was passing
the Massey residenoe just as a horse
was being led through the gate into
the street At this juncture the street
oar oame along and was on the down
grade. The horse frigtened, and in the
attempt to get out of its way, Willie
McDonough started to oross the track
and was struck by the car. The oai
passed entirely over his body, mangling
the head terribly. Traoes of blood
were left for fifteen to twenty feet
along the track. The body was picked
up fifty feet or more from where the
boy's companions stood, leaving it un
certain as to how far the car may have
dragged it. The boy's father, Harris
McDonough, met 'with a similar fate
just four years ago, in being run over
and killed by a railroad train near Cin
cinnati. Joseph Wilson," now in Port
land, is the boy's step-father.
NOTED CAROLINIAN KILLED.
By a Negro Boy After Both Had Ex
Spartanburg, S. C, Aug.. 18. Cap
tain John H. Blassingam, one of the
oldest and most respeoted citizens ol
this oity and state, was shot and killed
this afternoon by Chris Cannon, a negro
boy. Captain Blassingam was alone in
his sister's house, and Cannon entered
the house for the purpose of robbing it.
Pistol shots were heard, and the negro
was seen running from the house. Cap.
tain Blassingam was found dead, shot
twice through the head. The negro
was traoked to a house half a mile dis
tant, where he was found shot through
the ohest. Two empty pistols found in
the house indioate that both parties en
gaged in the shooting. The negro wae
taken to jail. His wound is not
thought to be fatal. There is some
talk of lynching, but the law will take
Captain- Blassingam was a membei
of one of the most prominent familiei
in the state, and a man - respeoted and
honored by all. '
Telegraph, Operators Have a
Interesting Outgrowth of Judge Cald
well's Famous Order of March,
1894, Regarding the Wage Schedules.
Omaha, Aug. 18. A suit has been
filed in the United States oirouit court,
whioh is likely to demonstrate just how
great permanent benefits the men on
the Union Paoiflo are to reap from the
famous wage schedule conference' held
before Judge Caldwell on Maroh 18,
1894. Among the other results of
this famous- conference, in faot, the
result it was called to accomplish, was
the adoption of a wage schedule and
code of rules whioh was to govern the
relations of the men and the receivers.
Among the rules was one whioh pro
vided that no man should be discharged
without just oause, and another was
that the schedule of the pay fixed upon
at that time was not to be altered, ex
cept by order of the court The men in
the telegraph branch of the servioe al
lege that both of these provisions have
been violated, and on this the issue
will be joined in a case whioh was filed
yesterday in the United States oourt.
- In this case J. T. Weybright, L. M.
Tuder, L. Rosenbaum and N. A. Smith,
representing the Order of Railway Tel
egraphers, members of the joint protec
tive board of the employes of the Union
Paoiflo system, appear as plaintiffs.
The petition reiterates the order as en
tered by Judge Caldwell, at the con
clusion of that hearing in March, 1894,
and the conference leading up to it
Then they proceed to state that the fol
lowing rates of pay for telegraphers
were fixed by that order: Rogers, $62
per month; Benton, $67; Aldas, $62;
Boone, $45; Rockville, $45. Without
notioe to the men or to the oourt, and
in violation of that order, the petiton
states the wages at these stations have
been reduced as follows: Rogers to
$35 per month; Benton, $25; Aldas,
$35; Boone, $25; Rookville, $25. They
petition the court that the wages of the
men be restored to the amount named
in the schedule, and that the difference
between the amount they have received
sinoe the reduction be paid to them.
By far the most important portion of
the petition is oontained in the next
paragraph. In it the petitioners al
lege that the managing officials of the
company are hostile to organized labor,
and particularly to the Order of Rail
way Telegraphers, and that a system
atic effort has been made to weed out
the leaders in the order by summarily,
discharging them without cause.'
Among these are oited F. E. Gilliland
and F. R. Diesbach. -,
The telegraphers have another griev
ance whioh will be brought to the at
tention of the oourt in a petition which
will be filed soon. It has been the ous
tom of the Union Paoiflo for a long
time to deduct from the pay of eaoh
man on the system the sum of 40 oents
per month for the maintenance of hos
pitals on this system. The telegraphers'
alleged that they reoeive no benefit
from the hospitals, except in case of
the very few who reside at the places
where they are maintained. They
complain they are not given an ac
counting of the expenditure of the
money oolleoted for this purpose from
the men, whioh they allege amounts to
$100,000 a year, and that if they must
pay, they are entitled to know what
becomes of the money. They will also
allege in the petition that the at pres
ent time the Union Paoiflo does not
maintain any hospitals, simply having
the use of a small number of oots in
hospitals conduoted by private parties
or associations, and the expense at
tached thereto is not suffioient to war
rant the collection of the amount of
money that is at present taken from the
employes. . , , -
ENGLISH THIEF CAPTURED.
Robbed the London Postofflce of S3, OOO
Boston," Aug. 18. Henry Borfleld,
of London, England, was .arrested to
day as he landed from the Cunard
steamer Pavonia, on a - complaint of
British Vioe-Consul Keating, charging
him . with the embezzlement of 415
from the London postofflce. Borfleld
was a postofflce employe in London,
and is charged with taking the money
from two packets. His wife,' who is a
bride of only a month, is detained by
the immigration offloers as an undesir
able person, while Borfleld is in jail
awaiting extradition. Borfleld made a
oonfession and turned over $1,600 of
the stolen - money. He will be ar
raigned before United States Commis
. Baltic Canal Satisfactory.
Berlin, Aug. 18. The Zietung re
cords Emperor William's pleasure at
the success of the passage of the thirty
nine men-of-war through the Baltic
oanal last Thursday. These men of
war moved at a rate of speed essential
for naval maneuvers, and their success
ful passage through the oanal under
foroe draught, is regarded as an indica
tion that the new oanal will be perfect
ly accessible in oase of emergency for
the largest iron-olads.
HE WILL NAVIGATE SPACE.
A Ban Francisco Man Has Designed a
New Airship. :
San Franoisoo, Aug. 17. Dr. C. A.
Smith is more enthusiastic than ever .
over his flying maohine sinoe he re
ceived a telegram Wednesday . from
Washington informing him that a
patent had been granted on bis device
for sailing through the air. A com
pany was incorporated in this oity last
Saturday to build Smith's airship,
navigating air vessels and carrying on
a general business in them. ' I. J. Tru
man, president of the Columbian bank,
and George T. Garden are among the
stockholders. The attorney for the
company is M. M. Entee.
These well-known men deolare that
Smith's maohine appears feasible as a
mechanioal proposition, and that it Is
really a most ingenious solution of the
difficult 'problems that have faoed the .
soientifio aeronaut. Smith . himself
claims it will lift itself and additional
weight, and more than that,' he can so
ootrol its flight as to practioally imi
tate a bird on the wing. This means
that the airship can be lifted from the
earth and depressed at the will of the
engineer, who may also steer his vessel
hither and thither, describe oiroles re
gardless of the wind, and perform evo
lutions like a ship at sea.
It is still further claimed for this
wonderful invention that it can be
driven into the very teeth of the storm. ,
Indeed, if all that is claimed for it
proves true, the long-talked-of airship
will soon be an accomplished faot.
The company intends to open a work
shop at onoe and begin the construc
tion of Dr. Smith's first airship. And
in the oourse of a few months, the ex
pectation of seeing the machine arise
and float aloft will be very strong.
Will Be Held In Portland From Sep-
, tember 1 9 to October 17.
The coming Oregon Industrial Expo
sition whioh opens in Portland Sep
tember 19 and closes October 17, prom
ises to be a pronounced suooess. , The
citizens of that enterprising city have
subscribed ovar $10,000 to carry out
the plans, whioh are now being ar
ranged on a more elaborate soale than
ever before. It looks already as though
every available inch of space alloted to
exhibits in the great building will be
oooupied. A splendid military band
has been organized and will be under
the leadership of Mr. G. Oeohsle, late
of Gilmore's celebrated band, and a
leader and composer of great ability.
The admission prioe has been fixed at
25 cents, and the same interest mani
fested in the Portland fair laBt year
will doubtless be much inoreased this
year on acoount of the overwhelming
success of the Exposition of 1895, when
the management in every respeot kept
faith with the publio and provided such
attractions as had never before been
seen on the coast.
DID IT ALONE.
Garrett, the Enolnada Gold-Bar Rob
ber, Has Confessed.
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 14. Garret,
the Enoinada gold-bar robber, has con
Jessed to the i Mexican offloers. He
says no one was implicated with him,
and he opened the safe by a combina
tion. He offered to show bow it was
done, and was taken by the officials to
Riverall's office, where in a few seo
onds he opened two safes by the combi
nation. He says Pratt is not guilty,
and that on the night of the robbery,
he got Pratt drunk and robbed the safe
alone. When oaptured Garrett carried
firearms and a canteen with water,'
enough to withstand a long siege. .
The governor has sent out boats and
armed men to overhaul the schooner
Pekin, whioh took Garrett to Lower
California. - , ,
Washington, Aug. 17. The seoret
service bureau of the treasury depart
ment has been requested to look into a
report of extensive , counterfeiting of ,
United States silver dolars in one of
the Central American states. The in
formation oomes from a Mexican paper, '
and was sent to the state department
by Minister Ransom. It states that in
one of the Central American states a
company has been organized by Aineri-.
cans who have purchased the .silver
dollars of the state worth 47 cents; and
coined them into American dollars. It
is said that 2,600,000 of these dollars
have been shipped into this oountry,
where they have passed-at par. The
story is discredited at the treasury de
partment, and it is said it would be
impossible to ship any considerable
number of ooins into this oountry with
out the counterfeit being discovered.
If counterfeiting has been going ' on,
the guilty persons oould be punished
under the treaties providing for suoh
crimes, whioh have ' been made with
nearly all oonntries. '
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Fusion Agreed Upon.
Ellensbnrg.Wash., Aug. 17. Fusion
of the Populists, Demoorats and free-'
silver men who left the Republican
party has been effected in the state of
Washington, and the name of the new
party will be the "People s party."
This was brought about tonight, when
the Populist convention deoided to al
low the Demoorats to nominate one 1
congressman, in addition to the other
offioials allotted to them. ( '