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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON. FRIDAY. OCT. 30, 1890.
THE HEWS OF THE WEEK
From All Parts of the New
World and. the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening! of the Fast Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns.
Dr. W.W. Palmer and Miss Palmer,
his granddaughter, 15 years of age, of
Keansburg, N. Y., were killed in New
York by a train on the Central rail
road. They were in a carriage oross
ing the railroad traok when'the train,
unobserved by them, struck the vehiole.
The north-bound Houston & Texas
Central passenger train was wrecked
, sixty miles from Houston, Tex. v The
engine jumped the track, but the
coaches staid on the rails. Engineer
C. E. Clark was badly hurt, and Wal
ter Matthews, his fireman, was killed,
bo passegers were hurt.
At a cost of two lives four' masked
robbers stole $5,000 from Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Monagan, in the mining vil
lage of Rappahannock. The heads of
Mr. and Mrs.Monagan . were crushed
with a sandbag, and they are in a criti
cal oondition. .The robbers are still at
large, but a posse is in pursuit.
A bull fight with fatal results oo
curred at Nogales, Ariz. , and for a
short time caused a panic in the audi
ence. ' One of the bulls becoming more
enraged than usual, rubhed about the
arena goring everything within its
reaoh. A horse was disemboweled. A
picador in an attempt to plaoe a thorn
in the Bide of - the wild animal, was
oaught on one its long horns, which
pierced him like a sword. : He was
tossed and fell to the ground bleeding
and mangled, where the beast held him
between his horns and pawed him. He
was frightfully injured and died a few
The Venezuela government has for
warded to Washington a brief prepared
at Caracas by a commission of live emi
nent jurists on the British-Venezuela
boundary question. It will be sub
mitted Jx the United States commission
as soon as the translation is completed.
The brief covers 800 pages and is said
to be a forcible presentation of the oase.
Aside from this brief coming direct
from , Venezuela, Messrs. Scruggs and
Storbrow, counsel for Venezuela in
this country, are about to submit final
arguments. Hertofore the arguments
presented have oovered the points in
evidence, but the taking of proof is
now praotically over and the final argu
ment is in order.
J. H. Rook, white, was shot and
killed by a negfo near Sunnyside, Miss.
. A posse banged the negro. It is said
that in consequence the negroes have
: challenged the whites and a riot is ioi-
Saturday, October 81, has been de
clared as flag day by the national
chairmen of the Republican, Demo
cratic and Populist parties, it is re
quested that the national colors be dis
playedon all residences and places of
business on that day. '
- The Berkey & Gay furniture factory,
of Grand Rapids, Mich. , the largest in
the world, has resumed operations
aftei a period of enforced idleness dur
ing the business depression. The fac
tory employs more workmen than any
other institution in that city.
It is now certain' that the lumber
combine, known as the ; Central Lum
ber Company,'of California, will have
a new lease of life-January 1, 1897,
and that it will early in the spring
attempt to hold prices at a higher fig
ure than thoy have been for years.
W. T. Rambusoh, the defaulting
i banker of Juneau, Wis., shot and killed
himself in Fredericksburg, Vt. He
left a note expressing a desire that be
be identified, in order that his wife
might get his life insurance. About
(100 was found on his person.
T. P. Farnswortb, of Cresoo, la., ac
cidentally killed his wife in that city.
Just as they were going to dine Farns
wortb. was n the aot of loading his re
volver, when . the cartridge exploded,
the ball striking his wife nearly in the
center of the forehead, killing her in
Hamlin J. Andrus, president of the
Arlington Chemical Company, Yonkers,
N. Y., was instantly killed by the ex
' plosion of a bomb in his office. He was
alone when the tragedy ooourred.
Who plaoed the bomb in the office, or
whom it was intended for is unknown.
John AndruB, a brother of the victim,
was generally the first to enter the
offioe. and as the dead man is very well
liked, it is supposed that his brother is
the one whose life was desired.
The loss occasioned by the burning
of the flouring mill and wheat ware
house at Weston, Or., has been plaoed
at about $20,000. The mill was owned
principally by I. E. Saling and P. A.
Wortbington, and there was no insur
ance. The mill was equipped with
modern machinery, and was almost
constantly operated. It had 100 bar
rels daily capacity. The warehouse
contained 10,000 bushels of wheat that
were insured for ' half ' their value.
The origin of the fire has not been dis
Speaker Crlip Dead.
Charles F. Crisp, ex-speaker of ihe
house of representatives, died in At
lanta, Ga., His death was not alto
gether a surprise in politioal circles, as
it has been known for some uionths
that he had not long to live, and never
again oould be an aotive figure in pub
lic affairs. The speaker had several
spells of illness in Washington. He
suffered from asthma and later from
heart trouble. His ill health, how
ever, did not beoome a matter of public
notoriety until the past spring, when
he was compelled to abandon a series
of joint debates arranged with ex-Secretary
Hoke Smith by reason of the ad
vioe of his physician. Ciisp had been
in the sanitarium for five weeks, suffer
ing from malarial fever. - The immedi
ate cause of bis death was heart failure.
Suicide of a Minister. '
Rev. Thomas Stoughton Potwin, M.
A., one of : the best-known Congrega
tional olerymen of New England, has
oommitted suioideat his home in Hart
ford, .Conn. Rev. Potwin had been in
poor health for some time, and, sinoe
the ,. reoent developments of melan
oholia, had been under the care of Dr.
Stearnsi of the insane retreat. While
his family were away he went to nn
npper room and hanged himself with
a rope fastened to the door knob.
The Tables Were Turned.
Dr. T. W. Bowman, of Savannah,
Ga., tried to kill his wife. He was
prevented from so doing by W. T.
Haskell, a commercial traveler. Has
kell seized Bowman's, pistol and
wrenohed it from him. Mrs. Bowman
and her mother then assaulted the doc
tor. They blackened his eyes and beat
him about the head very badly. Bow
man waa arrested and taken before a
judge who gave him twenty-four hours
to get out of the state.
, 1 - Must Release Bun Yat Sen.
The Marquis of Salisbury has de
manded the immediate release of Sun
Yat Sen, the ' Chinese physioian, said
to be a British subjeot, who was, ac
cording to the statement of his friends,
kidnaped while passing the Chinese
legation in London, and is held a pris
oner in the legation on a charge of
having been engaged in a conspiracy to
overthrow the Mantohu dynasty.
A St. Louis Broker Assigns.
L. A. Coquard, a well-known St.
Louis broker, has filed an assignment.
He gives his assets as $100,000; liabil
ities not stated, but may exceed the as
sets. It ia claimed that during the last
six months be lost heavily in wheat
and stocks, the total amount being esti
mated at $300,000.
A Missouri Bank Looted.
Robbers entered the bank at Cass
ville, Mo., and blew open the safe, se
curing its contents. The amount was
large, but the bank officials refuse to
say how much. The robbsry was the
work of professionals.
' Oriental Question Settled.
The Paris correspondent of the Lon
don News reports that he hears the
czar's visit to Queen Viotoria at Bal
moral resulted in Russia, England and
France agreeing on the basis of a policy
in Japan and China, while the Levant,
Mediterranean and Afrioan questions
are being arranged. The czar wants
the results obtained without bloodshed,
says the correspondent, and is support
ed by Italy 'and Austria. The sultan
isjikely to die hard, bat he will be
obliged to yield.
Filibusters to Be Tried.
Admiral Navarro, president of the
naval court of Havana, has caused no
tice to be served upon forty-one fili
busters and others, including the orew
and passengers of the Competitor, that,
they must answer charges of piracy
and rebellion against the government.
Consul-General' Lee, in an interview in
a Spanish paper, denies having insisted
upon his reoall to the United States,
and says bia relations with Captain
General Weyler are cordial. .
1 A Fatal Gas Explosion.
In Chicago George McWhorter turn
ed on the gas in his room and . lay
down to die. The odor of the gas was
deteoted by Chalres Collard.who called
George Holt. Lighting the gas in the
room adjaoent MoWhorter's, they burst
in his door. 7 An explosion fallowed,
blowing out a section of the rear wall
of the building, and burning Collard
badly. Holt esoaped injury. Mc
Whorter died while being taken to the
A Millionaire Armenian.
The most sensational 'trial ever
known in Turkey has just been con
cluded in Constantinople. Afik Effendi,
the millionaire Armenian, has been
condemned to three years' seclusion in
a fortress. He was aooused of being
chief of the revolutionary committee.
This latter was considered not proved,
but his connection with the movement
waa established. He was given the
minimum penalty possible. '
A Cowardly Suicide.
Alfred G. Andrew, a carpenter of
San Franoisoo, ended his own life be
cause of misfortunes that had reduced
him to poverty, and left a widow and
three grown children to struggle for
the living he bad grown weary of en
deavoring to make for them. He took
carbolic aoid and died in great agony.
His wife was a witness to his sufferings,
Indications Point to a Com
SWEEPING REFORMS PROMISED
The Leading Cabinet Offices to Be
Filled by Christians Horrible De
tails of the Massacre at Egin.
Paris, Oct. 28 A . dispatoh to the
Figaro from Constantinople, says an
irade will soon be published deoreeing
sweeping reforms, including directions
that the portfolios of minister of for
eign affairs, minister of fiuanoe, min
ister of agriculture and minister of
publio works shall be held by Christ
ians, three Turks and one European;
that Christian governors shall be ap
pointed for vilavets where a majority
of the population : is oomposed of
Christians, and a mixed general ooun
oil be elected .in each province, its pro
ceedings to ba subject to the oouncil of
Looks Like War. '
Constantinople, Oct. 28. The re
port that trouble of a serious nature is
brewing here has so often been sent out
that any fresh announcement to that
effeot is looked upon as having little
or no foundation, but in spite of this it
is but right to state that once more
everything points to the fact that fur
ther very serions trouble is preparing
on all sides throughout the Turkish
The ball was set rolling on Wednes
day last, when the sultan - signed two
irades levying a poll tax of five pias
ters a head on all Mussulmans and in
creasing the taxes' on . sheep, publia
works and education from 1 to 1 per
cent, the funds so raised to be devoted
to military purposes. ' This caused the
representative of the powers to send a
oolleotive note to the porte couched
in the strongest language, calling at-'
tention to the, danger the arming of
Mussulmans was certain to create and
pointing out the generally critical situ
ation of affairs in the Turkish empire.
. Large purchases of arms have already
been made and the danger is increasing
hourly. Thef porte today sent a reply
to the collective note of the ambas
sadors. As usual it was evasive and
in substance simply stated that the
money derived from the additional
taxes was only intended to complete the
armament of the Mustaphas or Land
strum, the third and last olass of Turk
ish army reserves, and strengthen the
armament of the other land forces.
The action of the Turkish govern
ment indicates that the empire is fao
ing a situation which may necessitate
the calling forth of all the military
forces at its dipsosal, and it also indi
cates that the situation is the gravest
since the Russo-Turkish war. " Of
course there is always iu view a proba
bility at least that the sultan by these
movements is simply seeking to dis
tract the attention of his subjects from
the aotual state of affairs brought
about by hia maladministration. See
ing that the powers are really in earn
est and that the understanding between
Russia, France and Great Britain
means decisive action, he is by arma
ments ' practically threatening the
wholesale massacre of . Christians apd
announcing that Turkey will resist to
the utmost x any attack from the out
side. . "
Happily there is one feature of the
crisis which has a soothing influence
upon Abdul Hamid. This is the finan
cial situation. It is about as bad as it
possibly can be. All negotiations upon
the part of the Turkish government for
a tempoarry loan have failed, and the
condition of the treasury is one of help
lessness. On top of this the price of
bread has risen 40 per cent, and bids
fair to rise still higher as the price of
wheat goes up. This has decidedly ag
gravated the prevailing distress and
The polioe continue making arrests.
It is understood that many more bombs
have been found. In Armenia, the
greatest apprehension exists. Rumors
of a. recent massacre in Egin are just
leabhing here, in spite of efforts made
by the porte to .suppress' anything but
official news. ' .
The Armenian "reports say that 2,000
Armenians were killed at Egin, so far
as known, that no Turks were killed
and that nearly 1,000 houses were
burned,' leaving only 150 houses stand
ing for the Christian population, and
that women and children were huddled
together in the sohoolhouse and in
some of the -remaining buildings,
bereaved, destitute and hungry to such
an extent that the governor-general
telegraphed that they were in need of
Li Hung Chang Promoted.
Peking, Oct. . 28. Li Hung Chang
has been appointed minister of foreign
affairs. ' Simultaneously with his ap
pointment as minister of foreign
affairs an imperial edict orders that Li
Hung Chang be punished for presum
ing to enter the preoinots of the ruined
summer palace, while visiting the dow
The annual number of births is esti
mated at 86,792,000 an average num
ber of 100,800 a day, 4,200 an hour and
70 a minute.
Cargo Took Fire at Sea.
New York, Oct 28. The British
iteamer Worsley Hall put into this port
this morning with her . cargo on fire.
She left New Orleans for Havre, Octo
ber 16. ; On October 23, 550 miles east
by south of Sandy Hook, during a
southerly' gale, smoke waa found issu
ing from the ventilators under the
bridge. An examination showed that
the cotton stowed forward in the hold,
which constituted the major portion of
the cargo, was on fire. The ship was
put before the - wind to lessen the
draught and the hatch lifted. The
smoke was almost overpowering, but
the sailors managed to hoist out twenty
balea of cotton and pile them up on the
deck. , The ship waa rolling with a
heavy cross sea. Soon a huge wave
broke over the steamer and washed
the bales overboard.
Crossed the Trocha, . :.
Key West, Oct. 28. Well-informed
passengers who arrived from Havana
last night confirm advices received by
mail that Maceo has crossed the trocha
at Artemisa and joined other insurgent
forces in Havana province. They de
clared that the report circulated by
Maceo of , bia encampment at Cacara
jacara and a contemplated attack on
that town waa merely a feint of the
rebel leader to concentrate the Spanish
troops at that point. That the ruse
was successful ia proved by the fact
that General Gonzales Muniz, with
large forces, was sent in that direction
to attack Maceo, but upon their arrival
at Cararajacara the Spaniards found
nothing but a deserted camp.
Prevented a Panic.
Chioago, Oot. 27. By rare presence
of mind, Rev. Dr. James Vila Blake
prevented a panio and the possible aw
ful results of a fire, which broke out
just aa the morning service was begin
ning at the Third Unitarian ohurch to
day, and which destroyed the main
part of the building. When the pastor
took his place in the pulpit, his atten
tion waa drawn to smoke in the lobby
leading to the Sunday school room.
He remained standing until the organ
ist had oeased playing, and then re
quested the congregation to retire
quietly by the rear exits. His manner!
so reassured those assembled that a
panio was averted. The church was
entirely destroyed. The loss is $25,000.
Large Quantity of Lumber Burned.
Saginaw, Mioh. , Oct. 27. Fire
broke out early this evening in the
lumber pile and on the mill plant
premises of the Center Lumber Com
pany, at Zilwaukee, six miles down
the river. It spread into a very large
conflagration,' which destroyed about
8,000,000 feet of lumber. The saw
mill and salt works were in immient
danger, but" were saved, and only
small buildings were burned. The fire
departments of Saginaw and Bay City
assisted in fighting the flames. The
loss will approaoh $150,000, and is un
derstood to be fairly covered by insur
ance. Boy Muiderers.
Cornish, Me., Oct. 27. On October
6 Mrs. Betsy P.. Hobbs was found dead.
She lived alone about one and a half
miles from Effingham, N. H. When
found the house was burning, and her
body waa half cremated. The mystery
was cleared yesterday by the confession
of Charles Savage. He aocuses Frank
J. Palmer Xjf the murder. A coroner's
jury has brought in a verdict against
Palmer of murder in the first degree.
Savage was held as a witness. Palmer
ia 16 years old, and lives at West Par
Bonfield. Savage is 20 years of age. .
At the inquest Savage unflinchingly
withstood half an hour's cross-examination,
but at last the coroner discovered
weakness, and he persistently ques
tioned him till he finally succumbed
and related a tale implicating himself
and Frank Palmer in the murder and
attempted cremation of Mrs. Hobbs.
He and Palmer, he said, bad been
drinking together the day before the
tragedy. Monday morning Savage
took his shotgun to go shooting, i They
called at Mrs. Hobbs'.: Savage left
Palmer in the house while he went to
the woodshed oh an errand. ' While
there be heard the report of a gun and
soon after' found Mrs. Hobbs bleeding
up n the doorstep. Palmer soon ap
peared, and with an oath declared that
now he had squared the grudge ht
owed her for pulling $3 out of him in
payment for the glass he broke in her
house three years ago. Palmer asked
Savage to help him carry the body in
the bouse. He says he was so fright
ened he did not realize what he was do
ing, but they got the body into the
home. Savage then took to the woods,
being shortly overtaken by Palmer.who
delcared that nobody would ever know
what bad happened, for be had set fire
to the house.
Aragos Victims Washed Ashore.
Marshfield, Or., Oot. 27. Early this
morning the life saving patrol found
on the ocean, beach the remains of three
unfortunate victims of the wreok of the
ill-fated steamer Arago. They were
brought 'to Empire City, and a coro
ner's inquest held. The names of the
unfortunates are: Patience and Speok,
steerage passengers, and Sanders, sea
man. The three were buried at Em
pire . City this afternoon. ; The Arago
is still in the same position. , An excur
sion from here today reports the bar
very smooth, and it is probable that
what treasure ia in the steamer will be
reoovered by divers.
A Resume of Events in the
,' Northwest, v:
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
News Gathered in All the' Towns of
Our Neighboring State Improve
ment Noted in All Industries Oregon.
A number of hogs were sold last
week in Milton for oents per pound.
William Frazier is in Eastern Oregon
buying horses to be used in the United
States cavalry. '
The county judge of Josephine coun
ty was fined reoently $100 for buying
a small pieoe of Josephine county sorip.
The John Day flouring mill, in
Grant county, is running sixteen hours
a day, and is grinding 400 bushels of
wheat a day. '
Lee Mitchell, of Grant's Pasa, re
ceived a painful wound from a salmon
bite on the leg below tne knee, while
fishing last week.
Two Albany boys have shipped into
the naval service, and are off on a
three-years' cruise on a man-ot-war out
of San Franoisoo.
As the cannery at Marshfield was
overstocked, the tug Triumph took
2,000 salmon from that place to the
Coquille oannery last week.
The new quartz mill machinery has
all been put on the ground at the Black
Butte mine, with the exception of a
small wheel, weighing 4,500 pounda.
The salmon cannery at Alaea bay is
making a fine pack, and nearly 10,000
cases will be put up if there is no abate
ment in the run before the season closea.
Most of the farmers of Powder valley
have about finished the fall round-up
of cattle and have now in pasture a
fine-looking lot of beef steers and fat
A movement is on foot among lovers
of music in Long Creek, Grant oounty,
to organize a band. A subscription
paper for that purpose is being circu
lated. ' f
City Marshal Logan, of Weston, in
sists that boys under 18 years of age
must keep off the streets after 7 o'olock
in the evening, and warns parents that
he intends to enforce the curfew ordin
ance. : . . .
There passed through ' Athena last
week a family that proposes making
an entire trip to Florida by team. They
make their expenses of the trip by giv
ing musioal performances, the entire
family being musioians.
The semi-annual report of the county
clerk of Josephine oounty shows that
there were, on September 80, outstand
ing unpaid oounty warrants to the
amount of $64,504.87, the estimated
interest on which is $7,000.
A number of the country papers are
fjnlly alive to their own interests in
the present gratifying wheat situation.
Such notices as this are being run:
"Don't neglect to aettle that little sub
scription aocount when you sell your
wheat." , '
There are in the offioe of the treas
urer of Benton county funds amount
ing to $2, 824, with which old outstand
ing warrants oould be paid were they
presented for redemption. - Some of
these warrants were issued as far back
as April, 1887.
A dredger will begin work on Olym
pia harbor next month.
The aohool tax of the oity of Spokane
for next year amounts to $65,000.
William Hopkins haa established a
broom -handle factory in Burlington.
Blanohe Bennet, a typewriter, was
put in iail in Spokane Saturday,
charged with smoking opium. She
was found in Lee Jim's "joint," stupi
fied by the drug.
. The superintendent of schools in
Whatoom oounty is strongly advising
teachers to observe Admission d-ay
(this year. Washington was admitted
as a state November 11, 1889. ;.
The commissioners of Kings county
have fixed the tax levy for 1896 at
15.85 mills on all property within the
limits of Seattle. The rate on all
property in the county outside of
cities, and not inoluded in sohool dis
trict speoials, is 12 mills.
The mills for making oatmeal and
Hour in Taooma and Seattle are run
ning night and day, and yet are behind
in their orders. The demand for flour
from the Orient has been simply phe
nomenal, and the rolled-oat trade can-'
not besupplied by the present mills.
Bishop Cranston and a Committee of
thirteen Methodist ministers have com
pleted a thorough investigation of the
affairs of the Puget sound university,
resulting in an unanimous approval
and indorsement of the methods and
management of the college in all its
The Northern Paoifio will oonstruct
a big stone wall extending over 1,000
feet along the bank on the west side of
the wharves in Taooma. The wall
will be of solid masonry, and will be
thirty feet high and four and one-half
feet wide. It will be placed on a
Bolid rook or hardpan foundation.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
Downing, Hopkins & Co.'s Review of 1
. j . Trade.
Portland, Or., Oot. 28. A new era
of speculation has started, and . indica
tions poiut to better times in the grain
market. It commenced in wheat by
the foreigner taking hold, and now
that the pricea are up nearly 20 oents
the outside publio are commencing to
take hold. Everything poinds to better
prices for the next six months, and the
bulls will have more than for years, i
There has never been so large a move-'
went of grain as . during the past
month. Accumulations are small com
pared with the receipts, and they are
likley to ootinue bo, as the grain is
going into oonsumers' hands in the
east and abroad. Large purohasea
have already been made and exports of
coarse grain during September have
never been exceeded, and October will
show the largest movement for many
years. The clearances of wheat and
flour alone were 16,287,000 bushels.the
largest this year, and also since Sep
tember, 1893, when they were 18,915,
000 bushels. , Prices have been ex
tremely low, wheat selling too low, in
fact, and depressing other grains. Now
that wheat is up, other grains are sym
pathizing to a fair extent, and are ex
pected to do considerably better. We
have good supplies, which is fortunate,
aa it puts us in a position to supply
pressing wants of European consumers,
and exchange our surplus for their gold.
We need their gold more than the
grain, while with them it ia the re-..,
verse! With gold coming in and grain
going out, and with all the available
ocean . tonnage that can be had up to
the 1st of February, and in a few in
stances beyond, already engaged at
high-pirces, there ia good reason why
buyers should not have the best of it.
This tonnage will have to be filled with
grain, so that the export movement up
to Maroh promises to be heavy. The
present buyers of wheat are men who
are able to see beyond the borders of
the wheat pit, and are basing their
operations on the future more than the
present prospects. They are trained
operators of unusual ability and sue- '
cess, who ' make a market, at times
when it is necessary by buying and
selling on a scale that prevents con
gestion, and keeps it in a healthy con'
dition. 1 here have been times when
wheat advanced faster than in the past
six weeks, but it was due largely to the
heavy covering by shorts and the taking
off -of hedges, and not baoked up by
the cash demand, as at present. Mill
ers and exporters were not ,, buying
heavily then, but now they are taking
the wheat rapidly. San Francisco -haa
been selling wheat for shipment to
Australia, Africa, India, and Liver
pool at a rate that will soon , clean up
their surplus. When they get through
the Atlantic ports will come in for
large business, and should the latter
continue at the rate they have been
going for several months it will neoes- .
sitate the free movement of all-rail
grain from' the West. Parties in the
foreign trade estimate that between 25,
000,000 and 50,000,000 bushels of
wheat have been bought for export.
As it is held tenaoiously for higher- ,
prices, the buyers who come in now
stand a good chance of making money
without being forced to bold the bag
for tb.3 . foreigners, aa the latter are in
the market to stay. .
CRAWLED OUT OF JAIL.
Six Prisoners Make Their Escape in
Louisville, Oct. 27. Another daring
jail delivery was perpetrated tonight
at ' the county jail shortly after 5:30
o'clock, and six desperate prisoners
made their escape. The delivery was
supposed to be a wholesale one, in
which every prisoner on the third floor
of the old jail waa to get out, but the
wakefulness of the turnkeys prevented
thia, and only six men escaped.
The prisoners gained their liberty by
scraping the mortar from the bricks in
cell No. 5, letting the bricks fall into
the interior of the cell, and in this
mannr got a hole large enough for them
to climb through. - Onaat a time they
made their way out of the hole and
climbed on the roof. Then, by means
of a short rope, they let themselves
down into a narrow alley between the
wall of the jail yard and an abutment
of the new jail and esoaped. None of '
the escaped prisoners have been cap
tured. This is the second delivery in
Louisville within the last year, seven
prisoners making their escape on last
San Franoisoo,. Oot. 28. The Even
ing Post says the effect of the transfer
of the artillery troops to Angel island
and the placing of the First infantry '
troops at the Presidio leaves the latter
reservation with no one competent to
handle the artillery defenses construct
ed at the Presidio. The government
has spent over $3,000,000 on these guns
and defense works, whioh are now vir
tually neglected. '
Damages Awarded Mrs. Walker.
Dayton, Wash., Oct. 28. The jury
in the case of Mrs. . Robert Walker
, against the O. R. & N. Co. last night
I awarded the plaintiff $40,000 dam
i ages. Robert Walker an engineer,
. was killed by the overturning of an en
i gine near Bolles Junction two years
I ago, and his widow brought suit for
I damages. -