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It's a Cold Day When. We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1897.
Epitome of the Telugraphio
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An interesting Collection of Items From
the How and the Old World In a-
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
n their next report to congress, naval
Officials will 'recommend that several
large drydocks be built. , . ,
Frank' Manninger, an aged painter,
ill, penniless and proud, starved to
death in his room in West New York,
n. J. . f'
ist who murdered
Italian """ anarch
litis been tried by
sentenced to be garroted. " "
A Canadian Pacific train struok ft
carriage containing five persons at a
, crossing near St. Therese, Quebec, kill
ing two women and injur big three oth-
j A special from Borne says it is report
ed the pope will excommunicate Prince
Henry of 'Orleans and the Count ol
Turin, as dueling is forbidden . by the
. Roman Catholio church. ' '
It is stated that President MoEinley
has expressed himself in favor of the
j admission of New Mexico to statehood.
t A hill to that effect will be introduced
! at the next session of congress. ' '
A Southern' " Pacific freight tram
struck a burning stump that "tumbled
down the mountain side in Cow creek
canyon in Southern Oregon, completely
demolishing the engine and four can
, and killing Fireman ' Robert McEwan
and an unknown tramp.
Secretary Sherman, Assistant Secre
tary Howell, of the department, and
the French, ambassador will join in a
conference on the subject of reciprfcal
tariff relations with Franoe in the near
future, and it is fully expeoted that a
new and satisfactory agreement Trill be
reaohed. . , ';''.'
Justice Stephen J. Field, of th
United States supreme court, has es
tablished the record for the longest
service on that benoh. The servioe of
Chief Justice John Marshall had been
tl e longest jn the history of the court,
oovering 85 years. Justice Field'!
Bervioe exceeds that of Marshall. He
was appointed in 1863 by President
Lincoln, and is in his 81st year. He
has reached the age of retirement, but
he prefers to remain in active servioe
on the benoh, and there is no present
indication that he will retire.
Thomas -Jefferson ' Sappington, an
old-time resident of . St. Louis county,
Missouri; '.who ' saved General U. ' S.
Grant from capture by Confederates,
died near Sappington, a suburb of St.
Louis. In 1864, when Grant came back
to make a short visit to his farm near
the latter city, Mr. Sappington, who
was a first lieutenant in the Seoond Mis
souri militia, learned that a number of
the most radical sympathizers with the
South had planned to capture General
Grant and take him South a prisoner.
Mr. Sappington determined to thwart
the scheme.' ' He hurried to St. Louis
and met General Grant just as he wai
starting out for his arm. The result
was a disappointment to the men who
were lying in ambush for Grant. '
Mrs C A. Shurte and her two chil
dren were suffocated by smoke in their
home at Arlington; Or.
. Word has been received in New York
from Calcutta that the Indian relief ex
pedition which left San Franoisoo last
June, has arrived safely. The cargo,
it is said,' will be more acceptable even
A wind, rain and hails torn which
passed over' Northern ,Wisconsin did
more than $100,000 damage to the to
bacco farmers on Coon ' prairie, the
heart of the growing section of the
county. Fully four-fifths of the crop
A rich gold flvd is reported from the
Sparta district in Union county, Ore
gon. "The find has caused no little ex
citement, and a big amount of quarts
has been boxed up for shipment direct
'to the mint. It is estimated that it
( will go at least' f 40,000 to the ton. ". ?
For a month or more people living
near Bald Knob, Ark. , have been find
ing valuable pearls in a lake near that
plaoe. Hundreds of people have been
opening mussel shells in search of the
pearls, and some of the gems have been
found, some being sold for as much as
$300.':.' : . --t ,t .-
Either orazed by liquor or laboring
under a delusion that he was being per
secuted, John , Thomas, a prospector
lately from Fort Steele district, started
a fusilade with a revolver on the streets
of Spokane., which resulted in mortally
wounding two men and painful injuries
to another man and boy.
A sDecial to the Toronto Globe from
Ottawa says that the Dominion govern- j
ment has received several important '
decisions in regard" to the Yukon conn-1
try, and the working of the gold fields .
there. It has been deoided to appoint
an administrator for the district, who'
will have entire charge of all the Can-
adian officials there and be the chief,
executor for the government '
THESE. HAVE BEEN THERE.
Views of Canadian Official! Regarding
4 . .. the Klondike.
New York, Aug. 18. A dispatch to
the Herald from Washington says:
Secretary Gage has received from Can
ad i a report on the Klondike district.
It' is a condemnation of the reports of
William Ogilvie, the Dominion land
surveyor,- and contains matters from
other officers of the Canadian govern
ment who have previously visited the
region or are tnere now. At the outset
the minister states that the report is
published in response to numerous pub
lic demands. '
"The object," he says, "is not to in
duce any one to go to that country at
the present time. . Until better means
of communication are established a
man undertaKes serious risks in going
there unless he has sufficient resources
to tide him over the long winter. Af
ter September egress from the country
is practically impossible until the fol
: lowing June,' and a person that has not
been successful in locating a paying
claim has to depend for subsistence
upon finding employment. . Wages are
at times abnormally high, but the labor
market is very narrow and easily over
stocked. "It is estimated that up to the mid
dle of May 500 to 600 persons had
crossed the Dyea pass this year. . Sev
eral hundred more will go by steamers
up the Yukon. Whether employment
will be available for all and for the
considerable population already in the
distriot is somewhat doubtful. It will
therefore be wise for those who con
template going to the Yukon district to
give serious consideration to the mat
ter before coming to a decision."
An extraot from the report of A. E.
Willis, assistant surgeon -general for
1895, is given, to indicate the climate
of the Klondike, characteristics of the
inhabitants, and the mode of living.
He also describes the kind of men that
should go to the Klondike. He says:
"The climate is wet. During the
winter months the cold is intense, with
usually considerable wind. A heavy
mist rising from open plains in the
river settles down in the valley in ex
treme weather. This dampness. makes
the cold felt much more and is con
ducive to rheumatic pains, colds and
the like .In selecting men to live in
this country I submit a few remarks,
some of which will be of assistance to
medical examiners in making their
recommendations: . . .,. .'
- "Men should be sober, Strong and
healthy. Thy should be practical men,
able to adapt themselves equally to
their surroundings. Special oare should
be taken .; to see that their lungs are
sound, that they are free from. rheuma
tism and rheumatic tendencies and their
joints, especially knee joints, are strong
and have never been weakened by in
jury or disease. It. is important to
consider their temperaments. . Men
should be of cheerful, hopeful disposi
tions and willing workers. Those of
morose, sullen natures, although they
may be good workers, are very apt, as
soon as the novelty wears off, to be
come dissatisfied, pessimistic and
Mr. Ogilvie, chief of the boundary
survey, in a report of a trip down the
Yukon, says regarding the weather:
"It is said by those faimliar with
the locality that the storms which rage
in the upper altitudes . of the coast
range during the greater part of the
time from . October to March, are ter
rific A man caught in one of them
runs the risk of losing his life nnless
he can reach shelter in a short time."
. Mr. Ogilvie, on this same trip, had
-much difficulty with the Indians, and
they demanded $20 per hundred pounds
for carrying his goods. On being told
that the party had a permit from the
Great Father in Washington to pass
through the oountry, and that the In
dians would, be punished if they inter
fered, they reduced the price to $10.
Mr. Ogilvie states there are about
460,000 acres of land along the Yukon
and its branches that might be used for
agricultural purposes. Mr. Ogilvie
gives the miners a bad reputation. He
says: .... -
"I may say that it is generally very
diffloult to get any exact or even ap
proximately exaot statements of facts
or values from miners. Many of them
are inveterate jokers and take delight
in hoaxing. The higher the official or
social position of the person they hoax
the better they are , pleased. I have
several times - found that after spend
ing hours setting information from one
of them it would be all 'contradicted by
the next one I met. -
"Another cause of difficulty in get
ting trustworthy information from them
is that in a certain sense they consider
every government offioial or agent their
enemy, and that he is in the country
to spy upon their doings and find out
things . which the great majority of
them are very much averse to have
Towards the South Pole.
Antwerp, Aug. 18. The steamer
Belgica with Carlathe Antartio expedi
tion on board, sailed at 10 o'olock this
morning. Crowds assembled to bid
farewell to the explorers, who were
heartily cheered as the Belgica left port.
The expedition, it is expected, will
land at Graham Land early in Novem
ber. ' Tha crew of the Belgioa number
21 men. The United States cruiser
San Francisco saluted the departing
HlGHffflYMENJN THE PARK
Yellowstone Tourists Held
Up and Robbed. .
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TAKEN
Two Coaches Stopped by Masked Men,
Who Relieve the Passengers of Their
Valuables and Then Escape.
Yellowstone Lake, Wyo., Aug. 17.
Two masked highwaymen held up and
robbed two of the Yellowstone Na
tional Park Transportation coaohes in
the park this morning, relieving the
tourists of about $500. , Up to 6
o'clock this evening, the fugitives have
not been apprehended. The coaches
were robbed while en route from Can
yon Hotel to Norris geyser basin and
had covered but about three miles of
their journey. . At the point where the
hold-up took place was the crest of a
high hill, where the freight road
branches from the government road at
a sudden turn. When ' the first coach
came along, the robbers, with masked
faces and cocked Winchesters, com
manded the driver to halt. While one
man kept the occupants of the coach
covered, the other relieved them of
their money. When all had been se
cured, the driver was ordered to proceed
at a gallop.
Another coach was hailed as it drove
up, the preceding one being hidden
from view by the intervening trees.
When the last coach had been robbed,
the bandits departed for parts unknown.
Two men answering the description
of the robbers were tracked in a south
erly direction along the eastern shore
of the lake. Troopers will attempt to
head them off by crossing the lake on
the government steamer. Great hopes
are entertained of their ultimate cap
ture. None of the passengers in the
coaohes were hurt.
A BLOODY RACE RIOT.
Three Men Dead and Three Injured
, Near Little Bock.
Little Rock, Aug. 17. The bloodiest
race riot that has occurred in Arkansas
in months took place at Palarm sta
tion, 80 miles from Little Rock, this
evening. Three men are dead, another
fatally wounded and two others also in
jured. The dead are:.
Harrison Korr, colored, shot to
pieces; Charles Peters, colored, killed
outright; Charles Andry, white, shot
through the heart.
. The seriously injured are: J. T.
Clark, jr., a telegraph operator, shot
through the shoulder, probably fatally.
D. R. Owens, deputy sheriff of Perry
county, shot through the groin, seri
ously. . . 1 ' .
Owens had a warrant for Korr,
charged with murder. When he at
tempted to make the arrest at Palarm,
Korr opened fire.' The first shot struck
Owens in the groin, inflicting a serious
wound. . Andry and Clark went to
Owens' assistance, and five or six ne
groes joined in with Korr. A pitched
battle ensued, in which over 50 shots
were fired. When the shooting was
over, Andry and Peters lay dead.
Clark had gotten into his office, and
fallen from loss of blood. Owens was
lying in a ditch near the station. Korr
was found lying dead in the road a
mile away, literally shot to - pieces.
The other negroes fled, and have not
been captured. The whole country is
in a fever of excitement, and should
Korr's associates be caught they will be
lynched. ' "
A WILD" ANARCHIST.
Cut His Way 'With a Razor Through a
Police Guard.. . '
Pittsburg, Aug. 17. James Elbert,
supposed to be an anarchist, created
station by slashing five policemen with
a razor. One of the officers, George
Mclntyre, had his face cut in a horri
ble manner, and his condition is seri
ous. The others, George - Cole, James
McEvoy, W. E. Corless and William
Kenny, are badly but not seriously cut
After cutting his way through tht
guard of 15 policemen, Elbert attempt
ed to escape by jumping 30 feet from a
rear window. He was Jiotly pursued
by the officers, while blood streamed
from their wounds. After a chase of
several squares, Officer Corless brought
him down with a bullet in the arm.
The man fought desperately, and had
to be clubbed into insensibility fbefore
he could be taken to the station. El
bert now lies in the jail, hospital in a
- Elbert is an Austrian. He had been
working at the Armstrong oork factory,
but was discharged because of his anar
chist tendencies. , He had threatened
To the Klondike by Balloon. . . ,
Oakland, Cal., Aug. 17. M. Ayer,
a real estate man on Eighth street,
proposes to establish a balloon servioe
between Juneau and Dawson. K. A.
Hughson is with him in the scheme.
They will try to induce those interested
in the scheme to "subscribe $2,000.
Ayer, who has evolved the plan, is an I
old ballon is t, and says the scheme is
practicable. He says the trip from
Juneau to Dawson City ought to be
made in 34 hours.
LIFE OF THE STRIKE
Depends on the Decision to Be Rendered
in the Injunction Case.
Pittsburg, - Aug. 18. Today was
fraught with exciting incidents in mat
ters pertaining to the miners' strike.
Mutiny in the' coal miners' camp, a
murder in the deputies' ranks, filing of
oriminal and civil suits against .the De
Armitts and the hearing of the injunc
tion case against President Dolan and
others, kept both sides to the struggle
busy and on the qui vive all day long.
The hearing in the injunction case
before Judges Stowe and Collier was
perhaps one of the most important and
interesting ever held in the federal
court. ' It was a hearing in which both
capital and the rights of la.bor were in
terested, and the decision is expected to
have a telling effect on the conduct of
the great coal miners' strike, which
has been on since July 5. , ; . ' '. '
From the testimony adduced and from
the expressions of the court, it can be
safely said that there will be some sur
prises. That the injunction will be
materially modified there can be 'no
doubt, .which on its face would indicate
a victory for the strikers. The prelim
inary decree has been continued, pend
ing a consultation of the judges, and an
opinion will probably be handed.dow'n
by noon tomorrow.
As near as can be learned, the strikers,
under the injunction, can ' march, but
not at stated times, as long as they are
not in company with any of these de
fendants. ',. ;"' '
The hearing in the equity case of the
New York & Cleveland Gas Coal Com
pany against the United Mineowners of
America was called at 1,0 o'clock.
The affidavit on which the. prelimi
nary injunction was issued was made
by William P. DeArmitt, president' of
the New York & Cleveland Gas Coal
Company, and set forth . that his em
ployes were under the contract, that
terms were mutually satisfactory and
both parties were ready and willing to
fulfill their respective duties under it.
The strikers by marching and - other
methods prevented many of the men
from carrying out their part of .."the
agreement.. It also recited the com
pany's contracts to supply coal to points
in the United States from Pennsyl
vania, and the Pittsburg pumping sta
tion with coal, which demands a daily
supply in order to keep up the service
of water in the city of Pittsburg. ; OftV
cers of the United Mineworkers of
America were named in the bill and
the purposes of the organization are set
rortn, togetner witn tne History oi tne
strike. . ...'' ,. ' '. -
When court opened the attorney for
the plaintiff filed a motion to make the
preliminary injunction permanent.
The defendants made a counter motion
to dissolve it. ' Judge Stowe decided
that both motions were out of order and
DeArmitt was called to the stand. His
testimony did not materially differ from
the affidavits filed when the preliminary
injunctions were secured. ' '',' ..''.'..
In addition to the civil suits entered
against President W. P. DeArmitt . by
his former employes for wages,: three
criminal suits have- been brought
against Samuel DeArmitt, brother of
the president. Mrs. Anna Coto,- who
was evicted on Saturday by Samuel De
Armitt, has brought criminal suit,
charging assault and battery. She says
in heii charge that her husband was not
at home, and that DeArmitt took her
by the shoulders and threw her out ol
the house. She says he held a hatchet
above her head and threatened to kill
her. , Her two ohildren, small boys,
were also thrown from the house. John
Coto, her husband, also sues DeArmitt
for larceny. He claims that, after as
saulting his wife and children and
throwing his household goods from his
house, DeArmitt took with him a small
keg of wine and a $16 revolver, of
Coto's, and has since refused to return
them. -Writs and warrants Will . be J
serve'd on DeArmitt fir the" morning. .V
Two deputies, Robert Kerr and Frank
Anderson, employed as guardians, of the
New York & Cleveland Gas Coal Com
pany, fought this afternoon, and as a
result Kerr cannot live until morning.
It 16 not known what the men ' fought
about, but they met on a bridge cross
ing Plum creek, and, after a few words,'
Anderson was seen to hit Kerr, who
retaliated, and : a rough-and-tgnrble
fight, lasting .about five minutes, fol
lowed. Anderson succeeded in drawing
his revolver and, placing it close'irto
Kerr's abdomen, fired, the hall .tearing
through the victim's" intestines';' and
lodging in his back. ' Physicians say
he will die in a few hours; ? '.'. . '.
. . In astern Pennsylvania.,,;-, i 'v.,t;
Hazelton, Pa., Aug. 18. Twerityrfive.
hundred miners of the Lehigh' and
Wilkesbarre collieries, in 'the-Holfey-brook
district, went pri ' strike 'this
morning, and at a meeting tonight re
solved in a body to stand together.
This is the first defection among the
miners of East Pennsylvania. V.;Apart.
from the wage question, the men de
mand the transfer of Superintendent
Jones, and the feeling against Sim is so
strong that he has an 'armed escort and
his bouse is guarded day and jiight. ' :'
' Explosion In a Laboratory.
Madison, Wis., Aug.; 4,7,cT-Professor
Linooln, of the state university, when
fat work in his chemioal laboratory,
was thrown across the. room by an ex
plosion, and when found two hours
later was still 'unconscious. He will
be disfigured by the accident. "
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
News Gathered In All the Towns of
Our Neighboring States Improve
' ment Koted In All Industries Oregon.
The spring fishing season on the Co
lumbia has closed. , The pack will be a
trifle over 400,000 cases. .';
. The city council of Marshfield is con
sidering the advisability of imposing a
tax on business houses for the purpose
of keeping the city's streets in repair.
: Subscriptions for- Astoria's annual
regatta are pouring in, and the necessary
mount will be completed in a few
days. A carnival queen will be elect
ed this year. - i . '""'";" ""'''.'
During the month of July, in Jackson
county, warrants to the amount of $3,
072.84 were drawn, while scrip repre
senting $3,105 was redeemed during
the same time.. . ... ,
Harvesting . is well under way and
some wheat has already been hauled to
market. The crop is turning out even
better than was expected, and the esti
mate of 3,000,000 bushels will, it is
claimed, be too low for Sherman county.
' County Commissioner Kissell, of
Gray's river, has discovered gold on
that stream. - It assays' from $4 to $8
to the ton. With a paity of Astorians,
Kissell will prospect the headwaters of
the stream, , He is of the opinion that
better finds will be made. ; .
' One of, the largest hay corps in the
history of Lincoln county has just been
harvested.. . The quantity is large and
the quality is first-class. The excel
lent haying weather that has prevailed
has enabled the farmers and ranchers
to care for the crop in good shape.
An expert in coal mining, who has
much to do with coal in the East, has
given the Evans creek, Klamath coun
ty, coal a thorough test, and pronounced
it the pure anthracite. The mine now
shows nine solid feet of coal, and the
slate streaks which were found when
the vein was first opened are pinching
out. It is said that the boat can be
put into the Valley towns for $6 per
.ton... , .'......', ..,.,.
A new scheme for getting rid of hop
lice is credited to a Southern Oregon
man. ! He goes out during the heat of
the day, takes -a pole with hook on
the end of it,.hooks it over the wijes on
which the hops are supported, and
shakes the vines with, all his might.
He can shake off most of the lice in
this manner, and believes it is just as
effective as spraying, and much faster.
As soon as the lice strike the dust on
the ground they die.""
One of the measures of interest to
Oregon which died in the late session
of oongress before it could get any con
sideration was a joint resolution intro
duced' by Senaotr McBride, directing
the . secretary of war to cause an ex
amination to be made of the harbor of
Astoria and to submit a plan for -its
improvement by incensing its depth,
r width . and extent, together with esti
mates of the cost of such improvements.
It is proposed to appropriate $3,000 for
the purpose. This proposition will
probably have to go into the next river
and harbor appropriation bill. '
' .. : Washington'. .,'
The school census of Chehalis' county
showtf there are , 3, 18ff children of
school age in.the county, a deorease in
a year of 189. - ..
The, board sof control' hirS called for
liids to supply the state; for " use at the
state penitentiary,, with 2,250 bales of
jute, 750 by, steamer and" l,500;.by
sailing vessel. ; , , ; j ... ... ik
' The assessed valufe of all 'property in
King county is $48,2l8,409,',a's,: against
$42,739,734 in 1896.f 'The.valueof .all
property in the city of Seattle is $34,
106,632, as., against $30,142,648 in
1896, an increase of. $3,404,494. .. . J
', Whatcom county's hay crop this year
will, be' simplv enormous. It isesti-
ntatecf thi at one .ranchk havi ng ;.1.60 licres
tfn ties' With -from. Maine,- pill produce
'about 509 tons. The .value of, this hay
crop is estimated at between $4,000
nd $5,000. ...... ;:.:',':,,;.'
The' concrete foundation for the 'light
house, at Westporrt, is about completed.
It'consists of a solid inass bf (concrete
iOeeii Square and 12 feet . thick.-' The
stone and;timber,for theitow,er is about
all cut to proper sizes--dhd shapesi so
that fthe building v.6f it " will' now go
forward rapidly. "
The' state board of land commission
ers htis rejected the application to pur
chase certain, ifan'ds in-Chinook, Pacific
county,.) made by C. B. Johnson et-al.,
because of the fact that.. .land lying be
tween, .the meander . line and ordinary
low-water ..mark - was, formed by ac?
cretion from water and ...belonged to the;
state by reason of its sovereignty. ' "
' Almost:every field of . grain in Kitr,
titas county is now said to be beyond
any . possibility of damage. Cutting
has begun, and next week will be un
der 'way generally. There is a sbarcity
of harvest hands over tlie" country; The
yield about Waterville and Bridgeport
is placed at fully 1,000,000 bushels 1
A. Resume of Events in
DROWNED IN THE SURF.
The Undertow at Atlantic City Claimed
Atlantic City, Aug. 17. Two ven
turesome bathers were drowned in the
surf today. They were Thomas C.
Las well, aged 21, of Princeton, Ind.,
and an unknown man, supposed to be
an excursionist from' Philadelphia.
Laswell came here this morning with
his friend P. M.- Parrott, also from
Princeton, on his first visit to the sea
shore. The young men went into the
surf shortly before noon, and Laswell,
who seemed to be unaware of the dan
gerous undertow, was soon beyond his
depth and cjilring for help. The life
guards made a brave effort to save him,
but the surf was so heavy that they
.were, unable- to reach, the drowning
man. Laswell struggled in the water
for about 15 minutes in full view of
about 10,000 people, gathered on the
pier, board walk and beach. -
. Parrott nearly lost his life .in at
tempting to save that of his friend,
and was taken from the water in ari ex
hausted oondition. 1 Late in tne after
noon the body of Laswell came ashore.
It was turned over to - a local under
taker, who prepared it for shipment to
- When Laswell checked his valuables
at the bathouse where he obtained his
bathing suit, he laughingly remarked
to the clerk: "I will leave my. ad
dress, so that in case I am drowned
you can send my valuables home."
The jest was a tragedy in less than an
hour. - ' ''
The second drowning occurred about
8 o'clock, and the body of the man had
not come ashore to a late hour tonight.
The surf today was the heaviest of
the season, owing to a gale which pre
vailed, and between 25 and 80 persons
wero rescued, many of them women.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Young Lady Caught on. a Railroad
", : , Trestle Near Chehalis.
Chehalis, Wash., Aug. 17. A young
lady who lives near Newaukum, while
walking on the railroad track toward
this town one afternoon a short time
ago, had a very narrow escape from
death under the. wheels of a passenger
train. She was upon the long trestle
south of town when the train came.
She started to run, hoping to reaoh the
end of the trestle before the train
caught her, but, after running a short
distance, she fell. As soon as the en
gineer saMr'heT he "put on the brakes.
When the train came to a! standstill,
the nose of the cowoatcher touched her
prostrate body. . She was assisted to
raise and went on her way unharmed,
except for a ' few trifling scratfthes.
When the train got under way the pas
sengers held a meeting and passed a
resolution commending Engineer Jones
warmly for the coolness and prompt
ness with which he acted.
THE COTTON CROP.
Estimated at Nine and Three-Quarter
New Orleans, Aug. 17. H. M.
Neill, the well-known cotton statisti
cian, has issued a circular on the
growing crop.: After referring to the
correctness of : his estimate made in
July, 1894, of the crop of that season,
Mr. Neill says:
"At this moment for this year the
promise is equal to any previous year
in every state but Texas, and even al
lowing that Texas should fall short of
her maximum product by 1,000,000
bales, the outlook now is for a crop of
at least 9,"750,000, with 500,000 to.
1,000,000 more within the range of
possibility. This figure of 9,750,000 is
very conservative. If there are good
rains in Texas, her crop will also be
near perfection, and the possibilities
for'the total crop would then be some
Mines Must Close.
Denver, Aug.' 17. It is probable'
that tiie great silver mines of Creede,
Colo., will be closed down on ' account
of the low price of silver, unless the
railroad and smelting rates are re
duced. Several conferences have been
held between the mine-owners and the
smelter and railroad offlcvils, and it is
said the, latter evinced a disposition to
make every concession possible in order
to keep the mines in operation.
' It is also understood that the miners
at Creede are willing to accept a re
duction in wages from $3 per day of
eight hours to $2.75 in wet mines and
$2.50 in dry, rather than have the
mines closed, v ;
The Work of Whitecaps.
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 17. For three
months, a band of whiteoaps has been
causing terror in the vicinity of Ken
sington, Ky., and a determined stand
will be made against them.. About two
weeks ago, they called at the home of
Ward Bblan, superintendent of Ken
sington sub-division, and by force com
pelled him to go to the woods with
them'. There they whipped and beat
him in a most brutal manner. Later
they iound a man named O'Hara camp
ing on Kensington lake, with a woman,
he-'claims.was' his wife, and they beat
the man and woman shamefully.
- Impure air is not always of the same
weight; -there being- various grades of
impurity. But an absolutely pure air
always.weighs .31 bf a deg.rain per
cubic inch. - The weighing of air is a
good test of its purity.