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Epitome of the! Telegraphic
' News of the World.
TERSE TICKS. FROM,.THE WIRES
in Interesting Collection of Items From
the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
General. Weyler announces ,that he
will embark from Cuba on October 20.
Benjamin Nelson was found dead on
the floor of his cabin near Hendricks,
The'gnerftirgrand chapter of Royal
Arch Masons is in session at Baltimore.
Delegates are present from all parts
of the world.
Lela Jones, 4 years . old, .was killed
at a logging camp, near Ferndale,
Wash., by "being crushed under two
rolling logs. She was playing about
the dumps , where. the- ; logs are rolled
into the Nooksack river. " -
The whalers that wintered" in the
Arctic last year are having hard luck
this season." Only one of them succed
ed in killing a whale this summer, and
the fleet that will return this fall will
bring only ' a small revenue to their
' Sunday was. the sixth anniversary of
the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
Five' thousand nationalists paraded the
streets of Dublin to the bleak Glasnev
in cemetery, where they heaped high 1
the grave of their famous and talented
leader with flowers brought from all
the counties of Ireland. ' .
Senorita Evangelina Cisneros, the
Cuban girl who escaped from Casa de
Kecogias, in Havana, is said to have
arrived in New York city. American
friends accompanied her -by train from
New Orleans. On'reaching Jersey City, "
Miss Cisneros was taken in a closed car
riage to the headquarters of the Cuban
sympathizers..'. ' ' ' ?
Cubans of New York celebrated the
29th anniversary of the beginning of
the 10 years' war by a mass meeting,
presided over by Tomas Estrada Palma,
president of -the. junta.; All the speak
ers emphasized, amid' great' applause
from the audience, the Arm resolution
of the Cuban people to carry on the
struggle until absolute independence of
Cuba is accomplished.
A dispatch from Long Valley, Idaho,
says there has been a battle between
settlers and 'sheepherders, and that
three of the farmers were killed. The
trouble is the outgrowth of the strained
relations that have existed in that sec
tion between the settlers and sheepmen
for some time. It has been no uncom
mon thing for stook to be maimed and
haystacks to be burned, and even for
settlers and sheepmen 'to exchange
shots, but no one has heretofore been
The United States board of eeoera-
phical names, which meets at Washing
ton, D. C, at state intervals, has just
rendered decisions determining the
spelling of 149 geographical names.
These include a number in Alaska, sig
nificant at this time in view of the
Klondike excitement. Many varia
tions of nomenclature for the same
place are' encountered, and the board's
action' settles the uniform usage. As
to Klondike, the decision is to spell it
as here given, and not Clondyke. . The
inlet, river and village at the head of
Linn canal, '.which now appears in the
newspapers almost daily under the
form of Dyea, the starting point for
the overland route, is an - Indian word
which has sppeared in many forms.
Admiral Meade, in 1869,,' wrote it
Ty-Ya; Krause, in 1882, wrote it
Dejah; Schwatka, in 1883, Dayi; Dall,
in 1883, Taiya. The board adopts th
Edward Langtry,' the former hus
band of Lily Langtry, has been placed
in an insane asylum.
. At Dixon, la. , the dead Dody of Rob
ert Parks was found in bis burning
house. It is believed he was murdered
for his money.
During a quarrel at their home in
St. Louis, George P. Peffer, a stenog
rapher, shot his . father-in-law, Robert
Delaney, through the brain, and then
Eddie Bosley, the 20-months-old
child of Mrs. George Bosley, was killed
at Bothell.Wash., by a Seattle & Inter
national train. The child's head was
seyered from its body. '
' The Union Paciflo committee has
acceded to the government's contention
that its lien on the Union Paciflo road
includes the Omaha bridge, and that it
has inore.ased its cash bid so as to make
th entire' concession approximately $5,
000,000..' This would make its guaran
ty offer for the property, including the
sinking fundnow in the treasury, about
The United States circuit oourt has
decided that tapioca flour must be taxed
a duty of 2 cents per pound. This
will increase the government revenue
many hundreds' of thousands of dollars
per annum. ' .This flour is used almost
exclusively in all the Chinese laundries
in the United States because of its
cheapness, as starch, and it has been '
the most formidable obstacle to the ,
starch manufacturing industry in the
WEYLER OFF FOR MADRID.
Spanish Ministry Orders Him to Quit
v , .'-. .'! - Cuba at Onee.
New York, Oct.' 13. A dispatch - to
the World from Madrid says: :'
The minister of war has cabled to
General Weyler to embark for Madrid
immediately, handing over his com
mand to the Marquis de Ahmuda or
General Linares. All high civil officers
and the rinoipal lieutenants of Wey
ler will be replaced promptly.
The government telegraphed an order
to cease instantly all rigorous methods
of warfare practiced hitherto. ' ' ' ' v
With the exception of conservatives
and republicans who persist in. court
ing Weyler, -the majority of the press
openly applaud the new government
for gazetting"decrees recalling Weylef
and appointing Marshal Blanco governor-general
of Cuba ' i.
... So determined was the cabinet to act
vigorously that immediately after the
council of ministers approved the above
decrees, Count Xiuquena, minister of
public works, carried them to the pal
ace. The queen got up from dinner to
sign them. The minister of war tele
graphed the Transatlantic .Company t6
postpone the .departure of the mail
steamer to allow General Blanco to
embark Tuesday with a numerous staff.
Six generals, officers who served under-
Marshal Campos in the early. part of
the. present war, and zO, 000 men as re
inforcements, will follow in November.
General Blanco is not expected to be
in a position to form a correct estimate
as to the 'situation, or to suggest the
best course to follow before the middle
of November. " i: V. ' . ;
Military operations will continue as
soon as fine weather permits against
all insurgents not disposed to submit
on-hearing of the contemplated reforms
and the reversal of the policy of the
last two years. , .
General Blanco, new captain-general
of Cuba, announoes that he will act
with great energy against the insurg
ents, and will employ all political
means to restore equality of treatment
in various sections" of the . community.
He has the greatest desire to end the
war and establish peace by the system
adopted in 1879. The inhabitants of
Palma, the birthplace of General Wey
ler, are preparing , to give. him an ova
tion on his return from Cuba. . '. , J
The government has reoeived unfav
orable intelligence of the revival of the
insurrection in the Philippine islands.
The situation there is serious. Six
filibustering expeditions from Japan
and China have landed arms and war
stores on various parts - of the ooast.'
Considerable reinforcements will have
to be sent to Manila before the fine
leason opens, when the rebels , are.
likely to resume offensive operations,
because the present governor, Marshal
Rivera, has sent home half the Euro
pean force, believing the rebellion to
be subdued. .,
Marshal. Campos declined , to go to
the Philippines, believing his presence
in Spain more necessary if the eventu
alities of the colonial wars should' make
military dictature necessary. ,
EIGHTY MILLIONS OF GOLD.
Output of United
Mines for 1897.
Chioago.Oct. 13. The Times-Herald
today publishes reports from all the
gold-producing sections of the country
showing- an enormous inorease in the
output for 1897. On the subject the
Times-Herald says: , . .
"Gold production in the United
States tias increased with marvelous
rapidity during the current year. The
craze of the Klondike region should
not obscure the great facts as they ex
ist. . Klondike's total yield for 1897
seems roughly to be about $8,000,000.
That is a comfortable sum, but it is a
mere nothing when compared with the
wonderful output of the yellow metal
in the United States."
The Times-Herald,' estimating the
total output for 1897 of California,
Colorado, the Black hills, Arizona,
Montana, Idaho and Oregon, places the
figures at $71,800,000, and says:
"Washington, Wyoming, New Mex
ico and Nevada will ' also be heavy
producers, and their yield will be
enormously increased. Counting this
with the Klondike estimated production
of $8,000,000, the yield of the United
States for 1897 will exceed $30,000,000,
one-third of the world's estimated out
put for the year." ...
Riot fft Koine. .
Rome, Oct. 13. A large procession
of tradesmen, headed by the pro-syndir
ca of Rome and president of the cham
ber of commerce, marched to the office
of the minister of the interior this
morning to protest and oonfer with the
government regarding increased taxa
tion. Premier Rudini received the
oommittee and, promise thateverything
possible would be done to promote
friendly relations and greater equity
between the tax collectors and the tax
payers. : A large crowd of people collected,
around the ministry, angry shouts were
heard and some of those present as
sumed a threatening attitude. The
police attempted to disperse the violent
portion of the crowd, and in the con
flict six polioemen were injured and one
rioter killed. Revolvers were freely
used, and many persons in the crowd
injured. Twenty leaders of the distur
bance were arrested. The condition of
the three wounded polioemen is serious,.
THE SUBSTITUTION HADE
Appointment of 1 Blanco as
Governor Confirmed. .
WEYLER'S LETTER TO SAGASTA
Provincial Governors of Cuba Resign
i Attempt May Be Made to' Buy Oft
the Insurgent Leaders.
Madrid, Oct. 12. The cabinet today
held ' a four-hours' session,- during
which the decision previously: arrived
at regarding the recall from Cuba of
General Weyler-was confirmed.
El Heraldo makes an announcement
that the captain-general of Porto Rico
will be appointed acting governor of
Cuba, pending the 'arrival of Marshal
Blanco. : 1 . :
In reply to an inquiry by i Premier
Sagasta, Captain-General Weyler has
cabled the following statement to the
government: '. , .. ,
"The principle which constitute my
character, as well as my well-known
military history, are a Btrong guaranty
that I have never created, nor will I
ever create, any difficulties for the con
stituted government, be that whatever
it may. I have always been and in
every case shall be the first man to ac
cept, respect, obey and enforce the gov
ernment's orders. I would not allow
any demonstration to go beyond the
expression of personal affeotion and
approval of my policy. Weyler."
In reply to a number of Cuban sena
tors who had offered their support to
the government. Premier Sagasta
said that the government would devote
itself first to the pacification of Cuba
nd would then introduce in the island
a model administration. The govern
merit, the premier added, considered
that the pacfication of Cuba would fa
cilitate the restoration of peaoe in the
Philippines, where the situation is now
serious. . . . , .
The Imparcial says the Spanish gov
ernment will take rapid measures on
account of the spread of the rebellion
in the Philippines. It is said that
General Riveria, former captain-general
of Madrid, who succeeded General
Polevija, as governor of the Philip
pines, has resigned.
Spain Is Hard Pressed. ,. . .
London, Oct 12. An American
diplomat here says the oondition of
Spain is even worse than the corre
spondents depict. Whoever is sent to
Cuba, he adds, will attempt to buy off
the insurgent leaders. The diplomat
further says the Spanish government is
so hard pressed for money that it is at
tempting to sell all the public lands
and buildings . that can possibly be
spared.- Not only have the soldiers
been unpaid since March, but the pen
sion lists are in arrears.
All social intercourse between the
American minister at Madrid and the
Spanish officials and the diplomatic
oorps had been suspended for more than
a year., This was partly due to the
fact that Hannis Taylor, ' the former
United States minister to Spain, was a
persona non grata to most of the mem
bers of the diplomatio corps. For 18
months Mr. Taylor had not been ,on
speaking terms with the French and
Austrian ambassadors, nor with , the
papal nuncio. ., The rupture with the
French ambassador was because Mr.
Taylor protested against being omitted
from the list of guests ' at a reoeption
given by the ambassadors. i
Sagasta Must Aet Promptly.
New; York, Oct. 12. A dispatch to
the Herald from Washington says:
President McKinley and the cabinet
have thoroughly discussed the Cuban
question in all its phases, and it is the
consensus of opinion that the Sagasta
ministry should inaugurate reforms ; in
Cuba without waiting for action by the
new oortes,' which : will " not assemble
before March; otherwise the adminis
tration will be forced to act.
The advisability of providing protec
tion for the American consulate in Ha
vana, and the necessity of obtaining
from Senor Sagasta action in Cuba,
were the principal themes of discus
sion, but other than the conclusion that
something should be done without de
lay by Sagasta, there was no important
development. . ',
The authorities are of the opinion
that Spain is simply following out her
usual policy of delay. They look with
suspicion even upon the changes of
ministry which have , occurred, . but
have been somewhat reassured by the
announcement of Sagasta that he will
answer Minister Woodford's represent
ations tendering the good offices of the
United States in ample time for the
incorporation of his reply in the' presi
dent's message, as requested by the
minister. " . .
Cubans Forced the Trocha. ' .
New York, Oct. 12. The Herald's
Havana special via ' Key West says a
large body of insurgents succeeded in
forcing a passage through the trocha
in Camaguay. This invading army is
said to be commanded by General Cal
ixto Garcia. Other reports say Gen
eral Gomez joined Garoia's forces in
Camaguay and together started west
ward. The report that the Cuban
forces consist of the Oriental infantry,
the Camaguay cavalry : and three bat
teries caused a atir here.
COOK'S INLET GOLD.
No Bonanza, but Satisfactory Returns
.. Port Townsend, Wash., Oct. 13. As
an evidence that gold is found else
where than at- Klondike, the steamer
City of Topeka, which arrived this
evening from Alaska, brought down an
aggregate of $200,000 in gold dust, all
from Cook's inlet, the result of this
summer's work. This amount is dis
tributed among 85 men, who are com
ing out to spend the winter in a land
where climatic conditions are more fa
vorable than those of the country they
have just left. On the 22d of Septem
ber, 116 men . left .Cook's inlet on the
steamer Perry, for ' Sitka,' where they
took the -Topeka for , Puget sound.
Th'irty-one of the party stopped at
Juneau, where they will spend the
winter. No rich strikes are reported
at Cook's inlet, but the men averaged
$5 in diist every day they worked. On
rare occasions, a man would pSn out
$10 per day, and often as low as $3.
Among the pasengers was Robert
Michaelson, who is making his first
visit to the outside world in that time.
He brought out several thousand dol
lars, how much he would not state.
He owns several rich claims, which he
will work next year. .Michaelson will
spend the winter at his old home,
Alcesies, S. D. '
H. A. Schemser has upwards of $10,
000, after a stay of seven years. He is
going to San Francisco for the winter,
and will return in the spring. He
owns four of the best claims in the
gronp. . T. J.Reilly, of New York, who
went to Cook's inlet in March, 1896,
and stayed there all winter for the rea
son that he had not sufficient money to
pay his way down, was aslo a passenger
on the Topeka today. He is the owner
of two quartz claims on Bear creek, in
one of which the ledge is two feet wide,
and assays $150 per ton. The other is
eight feet wide, and assays $50 per ton.
Reilly has with him $3,000 in dust,
which he washed from a placer claim
during the past summer. He will re
turn in the spring with machinery for a
Provisions are reported as plentiful
at reasonable prices at Cook's inlet.
There was little or no sickness there
during the past season. ' About 80 of
the 500 men who were at Cook's inlet
during the summer will winter there.
Some Rich Stories.
Seattle, Oct. 18. The steamer City
of Topeka arirved tonight from Juneau.
Among her passengers was John F.
Maloney, of Juneau, who Came out
from Dawson with the Galvin partv.
In an interview w'th the correspondent
of the Associated Press, Mr. Maloney
: "Hunker ""creek and Gold Bottom
creek, it is conceded, will equal if not
rival the already famous Bonanza and
Eldorado creeks. More especially is
this true of Hunker creek. Location
No. 88 on that creek is among the rich
est in the Klondike distriot. Many of
the claims on this creek will run $2,000
to the box. On No. 80 Eldorado, Alex
ander McDonald's claim, one man, in a
shift and a half (whioh is about 12
hours), shoveled in $20,000. On
Skookum gulch, which enters Bonanza
at No. 2, I saw $30,000 weighed out of
two box lengths."
Mr. Maloney saw a 16-quart brass
kettle filled with gold dust in the cabin
of T. Dinsmore, Harry Spenz, Bill Me
Fee and others. : No. 13 Bonanza,
owned by Oscar Ashley and. Billy
Leake, will produce $1,000,000. Ten
days after the boat left for down the
river, taking the gold, the North
American Trading & Trasportation
Company had a quarter of a million in
its safe at Dawson. This shows how
rapidly the gold accumulates. Mr.
Maloney says that over $2,000,000 will
come out this fall.' ,'
"There are stacks and stacks of
gold,' he said, "each with the owner's
name on it. Alexander McDonald will
produce the largest amount. I hesitate
to give figures, but the simple truth is
that his various interests will yield
from $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 this
winter. These figures are staggering,
but true." " ' """ "''
. -The statement is made that Henry
Bratnober, agent for the Rotchilds,
who has been spending several weeks at
the diggings, offered over $1,000,000
for 10 claims adjoining one another on
Eldorado, but the offer was declined.
Skaguay Schooner Burned.
; Victoria, B. C. Oct. 13. The steam
er City of Topeka, which arrived from
Alaska today, brought Captain Hackett
and the crew of the schooner Annie C.
Moore, which was burned in Lynn
oanal. She left here lor Skaguay with
a load of hay and feed, but both
schooner and cargo were completely de
stroyed. - ' .,. '
: Killed In a Mine
Butte, Monti Oct. 18. Joe Wallace
was instantly killed, and David McEl
voy fatally injured tonight, at the St
Lawrence mine. . The men were min
ers, and were coming up on the cage.
The engineer failed to stop the engine,
and the cage was carried up into the
sheaves, throwing both men off. Wal
lace's neck was broken ':"- ' ' ;
Texas Justice. ,
Brenham, Tex.. Oct. 18. Bob Car
ter killed James Burch in a saloon last
night and. then surrendered. Today
bis body was found riddled with bullets
back of the jail. ,
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
Mews Gathered In All the Towns of
' Our Neighboring StatesImprove
ment in All Industries Oregon. ,
A new shingle mill has been started
.at Coburg.,.. . . ,.'.,.. , ,.. ,, , t ; . v ,,
A wingless lark is the latest Lane
county freak. ' '
A sneak thief stole 100 jars of fruit
from a house in Eugene. .
A golden eagle measuring 7 feet 4
inches was killed near Astoria.
Three thousand lambs were recently
sold in Grant county at $1.50 per head.
A band of 3,000 2-year-old wethers
was sold in Wallowa county laBt week.
The cannery in Marshfield is receiv
ing on an average of 500 salmon a day
A drive of 2,000,000 feet, of logs is
being made down the McKenzie river
It is reported that a rich placer strike
has been made on Bear creek, 20 miles
The lumber mill at Rainier, whioh
has been idle for a long time, has re
According to the returns of the ' as
sessor the total of the taxable property
of Jackson county is $4,523,821.
There have been 18 houses built in
Toledo during the past summer, and
several more will be built this fall.
A buck, two does and three fawn,
killed with two shots from a shotgun,
is the reoord made by a Gates Creek
A shipment of 600 fine head of cattle,
making a trainload of 22 cars, was
recently made from Baker City to
Omaha. ' ; , ;
It is estimated that a pasture near
Monroe, contains . 4,000 bushels of
acorns. The nuts will be utilized to
fatten hogs. . ' ' ,
County warrants in Jacksonville are
selling at 2 per cent premium. This is
said to be the highest paid for Jackson
county warrants in 20 years. .
Ah Ashland paper says that the free-picture-and-you-buy-the-frame
was worked in Ashland last week, the
workers cleaning up about $400. :
Since the late rains on Camas prairie,
grass is coming up nicery. Many of
the farmers are plowing and others are
putting in their fall grain. 1 , '
About 22,00 tons of rock has been
dumped on the Coquille jetty this sea
son, and a few thousand more will be
necessary to complete the work for the
year. -' '..';'
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany is putting in another arm and
wire on its lines between Portland and
Tacoma. It is said the company was
unable to get men in Porltand to qo
the work and was obliged to bring a
crew of men from Minneapolis.
Sheriff Kilburn and posse, of Baker
county, had a hot .fight with two cattle
thieves on Lower Powder river. Forty
shots were exchanged. Fred Hull was
shot through the arm, but escaped to
Baker City. Earl Wheeler was not
captured. Hull called a doctor to his
lodging-house and was caught there.
The thieves had 80 cattle, which they
were driving to Idaho across Snake
river, expecting to exchange them and
bring back strange cattle to the butcher.
The gang is suspected of having oper
ated for a long time.
A six-inch refracting telescope has
been received in Tacoma by the Puget
sound' university, , -
Captain L. H. Coon has assumed the
duties of collector of the port at Ever
ett, succeeding W. R. Stockbridge. .
Union' City is the name of the . new
town just started in the vicinity of the
new gold finds in Whatcom county.
Kitsap county has sued 'Snohomish
county for $600, alleged to have been
paid improperly by Kitsap on the su
preme judge s salary. . ,
, James A. : Roberts, a logger and
woodsman, about 60 . years of age.
dropped dead in a saloon in Whatcom, -
probably of heart disease. s
The dead body of a man found near
the Indian reservation school, near Ta
ooma, with' a "bullet through his brain,
was identified as that of Charles Ley.
, H. S. Ballou, a well-known real es
tate dealer, dropped dead in Port An
geles on the eve of his departure for
California, the cause being hemorrhage
of the lungS:
There is an estimated shortage in the.
oat crop around La Conner of 2,000
sacks or 60,000 bushels. Every farmer
on the flat reports his shortage at from
800 to 1,2000 sacks, v '
Negotiations are well under way to
secure the location of 100 families of
Hollanders on the Book ranch, in West
Aberdeen, where the land is said to b
well lootaed for such a colony. . ...
Governor Rogers has appointed R.
C. McCroskey regent of the Washington
agricultural oollege. ' MoCroskey will
probably fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Regent Windus,
A Resume of Events in
ANOTHER BOLD HOLD UP.
Two Men Stop and ' Rob an Oregon
. City Car. '
Portland, Oct. 12. The East Side
Railway Company's car, Ona, bound
for Portland, was held up at Meldrum
station, four miles this side of Oregon
City, at e'last evening, by two high
waymen, and from the 35 passengers
on board $97 was taken. Both the
robbers were armed with revolvers,
eaeh had his face blackened, and each
aoted with perfect calmness during the
robbery. Not a single shot was fired
by either the robbers : or passengers.
An absurd civility prevailed, and when
the work had been finished the high-
r waymen bade their victims a courteous
adieu and said they wpuld call again
when broke. They then backed a short
distance into the brush and secreted
themselves until the car moved on.
; The work of the two men is well ii)
l ; . ... t..;.u . i. ,. ... .... 4un t t a.
N. passenger only a short time ago,
but the result was more i satisfactory to
the robbers. Who they are is unknown
to the authorities, although some per
sons on the car asserted that . they rec
ognized the voice of one of them. The)
pursuit was commenced as soon as the
car could reach this city and the police
could be returned to the scene, but so .
far no trace of them can be found... .
The Ona left Oregon City . at 6:20
There were about 85 passengers aboard,
the seats nearly all being full. At
Meldrum station there is a switch,
which necessitates a slowing down for
a distance. ' The track at this point is
in a very light cut, and on both sides
there is a considerable growth of- low
underbrush and ferns. When the Ona
was passing this place the motorman
heard something running through the
brush and ferns, which he supposed
was cattle fleeing from the car. A
moment later, however, he realized
that the somethings were coining to
ward the car, and that their speed was
not due to fright. -
A medium-sized man stepped on the -front
step while the car was still go
ing slowly, and, approaching the mo
torman, peremptorily commanded him
to stop the car. The motorman did
not grasp the situation at first, but
tnougnt a joKe was being perpetrated.
The highwayman soon, disabused his
mind by poking a revolver into his
face as an additional emphasis, which
induced the motorman to act promptly.
The robber asked him if he had anv
money, and, being answered in the
negative, patted his pockets to ascer
tain if the answer was true. He then
ordered the motorman inside the car,
and started in to "go through" the
About the same time the man
jumped on at the front, a seoond rob
ber climbed onto the rear platform.
He indicated his purpose by pointing a
revolver down the aisle of the car to
intimidate the passengers. Just as the
car was coming to a halt the conductor
managed to pass down the aisle to the
center of the car, and, reaching the
button overhead, turnecj off . the lights.
He then stood near that place during
the proceedings following.
The man in front fouijd the work of
taxing me surplus casn possessed Dy
the passengers impeded by the lack of
light. , He had taken the money from
three passengers, when he decided to
have the lights turned on again. He
ordered the conductor to do this, using
an oath each time. "Turn on the
lights or I'll blow your brains out,"
. was repeated onoe or twice, to whioh
the condnotor replied that some one
outside had pulled the trolley off. At
last the robber at the front end called
out two or three times for the car to go
ahead so that he could have the benefit
of the moonlight Following his or
der, the car moved on until it turned
so that the light shone in fairly well,
when he said that was enough, when it
stopped again. How the car was
moved is not clear, as the motorman
says he was taken inside and kept
there, and neither of, the two robbers
in sight went to the front platform. .
The robber from the front continued
his work when the car came to a halt.
He went down the aisle commanding
the passengers to stand, and taking
from them the money offered, and in
Some cases feeling of their pockets to
see if they had, given all. He passed
alleged wittioisms with several, and
kept up a talk the whole time he was
in the car. .
After the robber from the front had
gone through the car, the one standfhg
guard at the rear asked impatiently if
he was through. Being told that all
was finished, he again asked how much
had been gotten. No. 1 said, "Oh, $15
or $16," and the two then backed out
of the rear door. " They kept their pis
tols pointed at the car after reaching
the ground until they had backed about '
10 feet, when they squatted in the
brush until the car had gone on. .
Explosion in a Mine.
Baker City, Or., Oct. 12. This af
ternoon, at 4 o'clock, an explosion of
giant powder occurred in the 600-foot
level of the Virtue mine, killing J. P.
Maddox and injuring several other
miners. - The cause of the explosien
was the dropping of a lighted candle in
the powder magazine, .,
' ' To Settle It Finally.
Constantinople, Oct. 12. The sultan
has appointed the minister of foreign
affairs, Tewfik Pasha, as the plenipo
tentiary of Turkey to negotiate the
peace treaty with Greece.