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NO. 18.
Published Every Friday by
8. P. HI.YTHK.
Term of iubscrtjitlon-l.M a year when paid
In advance.
The mull arrive! from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. in. Wi'iliii'Mlnya aud Sulurdayij depart! the
lame day at noon.
Kur ClH'iiiiweth, leave at a: m. Tuesday!,
riiiiodHvn and Saturdays; arrive! at 6 p. in.
tin U hile hHiuion leave! duily at 1;;) p. m.;
arrives t ,'i;:i p. ni. liiie Salmon leaves for Fulda, I'llmer,
Trout Lalte anil Glcuwood MoudaM, Wednes
days and Fridays.
1 1 M, l.-O. O. F.-Jleeti tirat and third Won.
diiyi In each uiouth.
II. J. HlBliKO, N. 0.
J. H. FssntuoN, Seerelary,
riANBY POST, No. 16, II. A. K.-Meets at A.
.( O. II. W. Hall llrst ISHturdav of each montk
,al 2i'clH'lt p. m. All U. A. tt. members lu
vlled to nieet witli U.
I). O. Hltx, Commander
T. J. Cinhiso, Adjutant.
1 A NBY W. R. C, No. 16-Meet! flrst Satur
1 1 day of each month In A O. U. W. ball t i
p. m. Mrs. (i. P. Knwiu., President.
Mrs. I'rmji. li'F.s, Secretary.
HOOD lilVKR I.OIMiK, No. 10ft, A. F. and A.
M. Meet! baturdav evening on or before
-m il full union. it. F. liAVltwoN, W, M.
l Mcl)oN4i.D, Secretary.
UOOD RIVKR t.HAI'TKR, No. 27, It. A. M
Meet! third Friday niitlil of each month.
K. L. Smith, 11. If.
G. F. Wiuums, Secretary.
Maeti Saturday after each lull moon.
Mm. Eva Haymu, W. M.
E. WltLIAMI, Secretary.
0I.ETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artlian!.
Meetft second and fourth Mondav inputs
of each uiouth at Fraternity hall. B others
and sisters cordially Invited to meet with tin.
A. V. Batkham, M. A.
B. 8. Uiur, Secretary.
1 IT AIICOM A l.oncn. No. BO, K. of P -Meett
V in A O U W. hall every Tuesday nitrlil.
0. '. Makkham, C C.
M. H. NlcKRUUCK, K. of K. A. 8.
RIVEKSIDK .LOlilIK, No. M, A. O. U. W.
Meeti tint and third Saturday! of eaels
month. J. K. Kamd, M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Hows, Recorder.
IPI.EWILDK l.ODUE, No. 107, I. O. O. F
Meet! lu Fraternal ball every Thursday
nif lit. O. B. HaktLiy N. li.
II. J. Hibbard, Secretary.
ffl F. SHAW. M. D.
Telephone No. II.
All Calls Promptly Attendee
Office tinstalri over Oopple'i store. All talis
left at the uflice or residence will be promptly
attended to.
For 21 year! a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Una had many tears experience In
Real Kitiie matters, as abstracter, searcher ol
titles and agent. ealisiacliuii guaranteed or no
J F. WATT, M. D.
Burgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh ol nose and throat
and diseases of women.
special terms for ollice treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 3.1, residence, 81.
Harbison Bros., Prop.
II round and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Gralianl a specialty. Custom
f ri lid i n a done every Saturday, During the
iimy season additional days will be mentioned
in the local columns.
noon K1VKK, OK.
House painting, hard oil finishing, Graining,
paper liaiiKiuir. kalsominini;, etc. Tlilrly years'
experience, (iuarantees sulisfnctory results or
no pay. Estimates gratis. Leave orders at Gla
cier i'liarmucy.
Men's half soles, hand (ticked, $1 ;
nailed, best, 75c; second, 60c; third, 40c.
l adies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
MJc ; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood Hiver. C. WELDS, Prop.
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc.
W. 15. COLE, Prop.
Grant Evans - Proprietor.
Tomi.isson Bros, Props.
Of the best quality alwas on hand at
prices to suit (he times.
For Bill Heads, Letter Heads, Envel
opes, Card", Circulars, Small Posters,
Milk Tickets, Program mes,t Ball Tickets,
Legal Blanks, etc., come Id tiie"
...Fresh Milk...
Areated and deodorized, 5 cents a
quart. F. II. BUTTON.
lardware, Stoves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc
We have a new and complete stock
of hiirdware," stoves aud tiuware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
Our prices will routiuue to be as low at
Portland prices.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
An Interesting Collection of Item! From
the Two llemlapherea Freaented
In a Condenied Form.
Admiral Howell will snoceod Far
fjuhar as coiiiiimiidsiit at Noifolk navy
A new cabinet hits been formed In
Venezuela, with Honor Caluano at tlu
head, with the foreign portfolio.
' John Kin and his' vvfie, an aged
couple, were killed by their tlrink
crazed son at South bridge, Mass.
The mill situation at Fall River,
Mass., bus been greatly simiilillod, ass
combination of stock is likely soon ta
be effected.
Bourke Cochran has advised Piesi
dent MoKinley to tender bis uod
offices in the settlement of the Trans
vaal muddle.
Hairy Metzler, 13 years old, was
washed from a tuft by a passing steam
er and diowned iu the Willamette at.
Portland, Or.
The mammoth new Oceanic, the big
gest vessel in the world, arrived in
New York, six days and two hours
from England.
New York and Boston capitalists
will form a livestock combination with
capital of $30,000,000 to control the
cattle business.
Attorney-Goneral Uluckb'irn has de
cided that a game warden cannot grant
permits to hunt game out of season for
scientific purposes.
The Earl of Yarmouth, who Imi been
pending the summer at an Atlantic
resort will go on the stage. Charlet
Fioliinun lias engaged him.
The troops quartered at the Presidio
in San Francisco now number nearly
12,000. This number includes 5.00C
returned fioui the islands and awaiting
muster out.
Emile Zola has published a protest
against the Rennes' verdict, in which
he shows conclusively the weakness of
the prosecution's oase beforo the eyes
of the world.
The commissioners of Clallam coun
ty, Washington, have appealed to the
secretary of the interior to modify the
boundaries ol the Olympic reserve.
Four bundled and fifty thousand acres
of agricultural land is included in the
The Filipinos have made their reply
to our offer of autonomy. The docu
ment repeats arguments contained in
a recent appeal to the powers for recog
nition. It further says that the race
prejudioe of the Americans is to blame
for the hostilities.
The Civic Federation conference on
the uses and abuses of trusts and com
binations opened in Chicago with
representative men from nearly every
state in the Union in attendance.
Govomor Tanner and Mayor Harrison
each delivered an address i f welcome.
Recent incendiaiy fires In Paris art
attributed to anarchists.
The revolution in Venezuela under
Castro is gaining strength.
Direotor Merriara, of the census, ad
vises enumerators to do some studying.
Cornelius Vandorbilt died suddenly
at his home in New York of paralysis.
Bush negroes of Jamaica have re
lapsed into savagery and gone upon the
The great council of Improved Ordei
of Bed Men opened in Washington with
1.000 delegates present.
Some of Aguinahlo's officers are tired
nf fighting for the Filipinos' cause and
will seek capture by the Ameiican
The yaoht Narno has arrived a
Honolulu on a trip around the world.
She left New York four years Ago aud
has made neaily 40,000 miles.
Oakland, Cal., has accepted the offer
of Andrew Carnegie to give (50,000
for a public library building, and will
gnrantee the necessary (4,000 a year
for its support.
The Portland chamber of commerce
will send Senator Simon to Washing
ton to pneh recognition in the matter
of embarkation of troops for the Phil
ippines from that port.
At Tuckahoe, N. Y.. Terry McGov
ern, an American pugilist whipped
Pedlai Palmer, an English batatu, in
the first round, and wins the title of
champion in this class.
Secretary Ray, of the interstate com
merce oommission, who has been in
Hawaii investigating tlie labor situa
tion, says he is of the opinion that the
solution of the labor problem theie is
the employment of free white labor.
Chairman Van Horn, of theCanadiat
Pacific, says the Canadian Paoiriu is
nniioiis to establish a gieat steamship
line between Liverpool and Halifax to
take business away from New York
lines, and expects to receive a subsidy
from the Canadian government.
William II. Bodwell, a well-known
printer, ex president of the Interna
tional Typngiaphical Union, died at
Whitehall. N. Y , aged 67 years.
An imperial ukase has been issued
establishing system of education for
the children of the nobility iu Russia,
largely at government expense.
Salvation Army folks are fotbiden
to use trumpet, dtnm or tauiborine in
the streets of Philadelphia, aud speech
only is left to them iu .their public
Cuba it suffering from a long-con-finned
The Nashville will not bo sent to
Venezuela till needed.
China has protested against General
Otis' exclusion order.
Japan is being urged to secure rail
way concessions from China.
James M. Nixon, a once famous
showman, is dead in New York.
The battleship Kentucky will have
hor lirst run about the 1st of October.
The Indian ht'ppiokers in Puyallup
valley, Washington, are sun dancing.
Almost the entire business section
of Farnham, N. Y , was wiped out by
The-sovereign grand lodge of Odd
Fellows met in Detroif.AIioh., in an
nual Bess ion. . , ........
The steamer Alpha has arrived from
Alaska with 200 pusBengurt and half
a ton ot gold.
The American ship George Stetson
was burned at Loochoo, China. No
loss of life resulted from the disaster.
A bill has been introduced by a
Chickasaw lawmaker raising the price
of marriage license from (50 to (1,000.
Major Jones, who has been quarter
master at Manila, has returned. He
thinks 50,000 men will be needed in
the islands for 10 years.
Hon. Daniel Ermentront, congress
man from the sixth congressional dis
trict of Pennsylvania, is dead. He
was surivng his sixth term.
Officials Bay that Admiral Sampson
will not be suspended by Admiral
Howison and that the newspapers are
making a mountain out of a mole hill.
Chief of Engineors Willson will sub
mit to congress a comprehensive scheme
for the defense of Porto Rico. The
Spanish works will be utilized in part.
A boat containing the captain and
lltnen from tiie French steamer Duura
is believed to have been lost near the
island of Elba in the Mediterranean
Thirty transports are scheduled to
sail for the Philippines befoie Novem
bre 1, and it is predicted that the sol
diers of the new leigments will eat
Christinas dinner at Manila.
The time has not been extended aud
sheep must be off the Rainier reserve
by the 25th of this month. Stockmen
say they will move to Montana or
Idaho unless favorable legislation is
Advices from Manila announce that
Aguinaldo is willing to release all sick
civilian and Spanish prisoners, but it
is added that General Otis refuses to
allow Spanish vessels to pioceed to
Filipino ports to receive them.
Circle City, Alaska, now has a popu
lation of but 100.
A big yield of wheat is reported in
the Walla Walla valley.
The Nevadas, Iowas and Tennessees
will soon be on their way home.
Six negroes were killed in a riot be
tween white and colored miners at Car
terville, III.
C. A. Pillshury, the great flouring
mill king of Minnesota, is dead at his
home in Minneapolis.
The Dreyfus meeting held in London
was a spiritless affair. Interest in the
subject seems to be lagging.
The plant of the Ameiican Fisheries
Company, Promised Land, L. I., was
destroyed by fire; loss, $500,000.
The British admiralty has prepared
a war map of St. John's, N. F., as a
preliminary to fortifying the town.
An adobe house, five miles from
Mora, N. M., collapsed and killed Man
uel Cordova, his wife and six children.
The memory of the martyred presi
dent, James A. Garfield, was honored
in San Francisco with a parade and
exercises at Golden Gate Park.
The Hungarian novelist, Mauris
Jokai, now in his 75th jear, was mar
ried at Vienna to the Hungarian act
ress, Arabella Grossnagy, a girl of 18.
Tom Reed has published his farewell
to his friends of the flrat Maine dis
trict. He says public office is man's
opportunity, not a ribbon to stick in
the coat.
The reply of the Transvaal is very
unsatisfactory to the British, and Mr.
Chamberlain declares it will compel
the imperial government to consider
the situation afresh.
A Manila dispatch says the oruiser
Charleston bomarded the fort at Subig
bay. Little or no injury was done.
The Monterey and Concord were sent
to continue the bomardment.
A Washington dispatch says the Tar
tar recently delayed iu the Orient, was
not overcrowded, that she had 135 less
than her capacity, and that the trouble
was entirely due to giumbling.
One of the moBt remarkable religious
institutions in the couutiy, the Monas
tery and College of the Holy Land, was
dedicated with imposing ceremonies by
the prominent Catholic clergy of this
country at Washington.
Leaders of the different railroad em
ployes organizations are discussing
plans with a view to establishing em
ployes' grocery stores at the division
points of the various lines. If success-.
ful in this line other departments will
he takeu op.
Glasgow numbers among its popula
tion a man who is making a manuscript
oopy of the Bible. He expects to fin
ish it in two years.
Wilbur F. and John Stiles are twins
living in Wichita, Kan. They look so
much alike that only intimate friends
ian tell them apait.
Near a certain quarry in Italy is a
town the inhabitants of which pay no
lent or taxes. They are quarry em
ployes, who have dug dwellings in the
lace of a steep rock.
Bloody Riot at Brush Mines,
Carterville, 111.
Culmination of Lonj. Stand Ing Trouble Union and Non
Union Mlnari,
Carterville, III., Rapt, 19. Carter
ville wits the scene of a bloody riot be
tween whitd and negro miners today.
Six negroes were killed, and one other
mortally wounded. Company U,
Fourth regiment, Illinois National
iGuiird, a, live.1 herniate this evening,
and will endeavor to preserve order.
Forty miners from the Herrin mines
left that place fur this city this even
ing, armed with Krag-Jorgensen rifles
determined to assist the white miners,
6hould their services he required.
Trouble has been brewing ever since
the militia was recalled by Governor
Tanner last Monday, since which time
the white miners have refused to allow
the negto mineis to como into town.
Today 13 negroes marched into the
town and , opened fire on a crowd of
whites. The whites returned the fire
promptly, and a running fight ensued.
The negroes, closely followed by the
wihtes, scatteied, sume running up the
main street, the remaindei starting
down the railroad track. Here the
worst execution was done. After the
fight was over, four dead bodies were
picked up, and another man was found
mortally wounded. They were taken
to the city hall, where the wounded
man was given medical treatment, and
an inquest was held over the dead ones.
Later, near the Brush mines, in anoth
er part of the city, tvo other dead bod
ies were found.
The killed are: Rev. O. T. J. Floyd,
Huso Bradley, John Blaok, Henry
Brannnm. Two unidentified.
Mortally wounded: Siin Cumraings.
The mayor has taken every precau
tion to prevent further trouble, and
none will occur unless the rtegioes
make an attack.
Spuerinteudent Donnelly, of the
liiush mines, where the negroes reside,
repoits that the negioes are worked up
into a fienzy, and, while lie is doing
all in his power to hold thein iu
check, he is afraid he cannot do so
muoli longer, and that unless the mili
tia appears shortly furthei trouble may
be looked for.
Trouble has existed here, off and on,
for over a vear, but no fatalities oc
curred until June. 30, when a passen
ger train nn the Illinois Central rail
road was fired into and one negro wo
man killed. These negroes were on
their way to the mines, having come
fiom Pana. A short time afteiwarn a
pitched battle ensued between the
union and nonunion forces during
which time the dwellings occupied by
the union negroes were burned. Sev
eral arrests were made, and the parties
are in jail at Marion on the charge of
murder, awaiting trial.
Reply of Tranivnal Vvrj Uiisatlsfactorj
Itoers Mean to Fight.
London, Sept. 19. The reply of the
Transvaal to Mr. Chamberlain's latest
note is said to cover nine pages. It is
eminently of the "negative and incon
clusive" character, which Mr. Cham
berlain declared would compel the im
perial government to consider the situ
ation afresh. It practically repudiates
suzerainty, reverts to the seven-year
franchise, and declines to give equality
to the Dutch and English languages in
the volkeraad. Iu short, it is politely
negative and defiant. The full text
may not be available for a day or two,
but it will not change the aspect of
affairs. The cabinet will probably
meet on Wednesday or Thursday to
consider the next step.
It is supposed that the next more
contemplated by the Transvaal is an
appeal to the powers, begging them to
recommend arbitration on the lines of
the conference at The Hague.
Ha! McKlnley Intervened?
The Cape Town correspondent of the
Daily Mail says:
"Afrikander bund circles profess to
have information that President Mo
Kinley has intervened between Great
Britain and tho Transvaal.
Condemned to Death.
Washington. Sept. 19. The secre
tary of war, in response to numerous
requests, cabled General Otis regarding
the two men of the Sixteenth infantry
who, according to' the press dispatches,
had been condemned to death in the
Philippines for assaulting native wo
men. A reply received tonight said
there was a third soldier now about to
be tried in connection with the same
case, and that when the court-martial
was concluded the papeis would be
forwarded to the department. The two
men sentenced are Corporal Damphoffer
and Private Conine. The name of the
third soldier involved has not yet been
made public. The sentences will not
be executed until the war department
shall have reviewed the cases. The
papers cannot reach Washington in less
than 80 days.
Reform In baseball.
Chicago, Sept. 19. A new baseball
leag'je, whose circuit will include citiet
in both the National and Western
Leagues, and which will be known as
the American Association of Baseball
Clubs, was formed today at a meeting
here of baseball men and lovers ot the
national game. The circuit as decided
on will inolude St. Louis, Milwaukee,
Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, New
York, Philadelphia and Washington.
A. C. Anson was offeied the the presi
dency, but refused to accept at present.
1 1 incDii nccirD to iritiMii nn
Remarkable Term! Which the Chief ot
the 'fagla Refuaed.
New York, Sept. 18. A special to
the World from Ithaca, N. Y. , says:
Your correspondent is able to say on
authority tiiat the Schurman peace
commission offered every inducement
short of absolute self government to
Aguinaldo and bis followers. Agui
naldo was promised as the price for the
restoration of peace in the Tagal tribe
a bonus ot more than $5,000 a year
while the Tugals remained peaoeful.
He was told that be could choose men
from his own tribe for the minor mu
nicipal offices. The oommission went
so far as to promise Agninuldo the
moial support of the United States gov
ernment, if such were needed, to make
his leadership of the Tagals thoroughly
With all these inducements, tempt
ing as they roust have been, Aguinal
do, as the recognized head of the insur
gent movement, declined to yield. He
insisted upon immediate Self-government,
and as his insistanoe was so firm
as to make an agreement impossible,
the American commissioners tensed n
President Schurman wat frank
telling your correspondent a day or i
ago that he favored giving to tho various
tribes the largest possible measure of
home rule at the earliest moment. He
thought the several tribes could admin
ister their local affairs, elect their
municipal officers, establish courts and
penal institutions, etc., but did not
believe ii possible to allow tliB natives
to pai ticipate in the general govern
ment. "How could they govern tho islands,
in view of the hetromiity and multi
plicity of the tribes?'' he added.
American Wbeatgrowera to Have Com
petition From New Quarter.
New York, Sept. 18. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
American farmers are to have competi
tion from a new quarter in the wheat
market of tho world. Consul Mona
ghan, of Chomnitz. in a report to the
state department, gives interesting de
tails of the agricultural possibilities of
Asiatis Russia. Mr. "onagban says
that this vast territory is destined to
be one of the world's richest and most
productive places. It is particularly
well adapted to the growing of wheat
and other oereals, and since the build
ing of tho trans-Siberian road, wheat
from this region has already found its
way to the European market.
At present the resouices of this re
gion are undeveloped, and must remain
so for some years, as the population is
as yet greatlv scattered, being less than
one inhabitant to each square mile.
Immigration from Europe to Russia is
setting, in however, and 4,000 persons
entered the region last year.
Hawaiian Capitalist Out and Injured.
San Francisco, Sept. 18. R. B.
Banning, a Hawaiian captialist, ar
rived from Honolulu on the steamship
Australia last Tuesday and registered
at the Occidental. Among his effects
was a valise containing between (30,
000 and (50,000 in bank notes, bonds
and sugar stocks, together with a num
ber of other valuable documents. A
tew hours after his arrival be missed
the valise.
An investigation has been made and
it is thought it is on its way back to
The President! Trip.
Washington, Sept. 18. Only Secre
taries Gage and Root, Postmaster-General
Smith and Attorney-General
Griggs were present at today's cabinet
meeting. The president announced
that he had intended to extend his
Chicago trip to Minneapolis and St.
A variety of subjects were dis
cussed, but final action was not taken,
nxcept in the case of Cuban money or
ders to the United States, the rate of
which will be raised from 80 cents per
(100 to 60 cents.
Wrecked and Burned.
Atchison, Kan., Sept. 18. Missouri
Pacific freight No. 124 was wreoked at
4:80 this afternoon, midway between
St. Paul, Neb., and Julian station,
near Nebraska City. Three of the
crew were instantly killed, and their
bodies ci em a ted.
The killed are: Engineer Tom Oil
lam, Fireman T. M. Ruse, Brakeman
W. 11. Foster, all single and residents
of Atchison.
Drank Wood Alcohol.
Vallejo, Cal., Sept. 18. Michael
Owens and Richard Conroy, marines
of the cruiser Philadelphia, have died
from the effects of drinking wood
alcohol. Both men enlisted at Mare
island. Owens, who was formerly a
member of the Sixteenth infantry,
served through the Cuban campaign
aud came here from " Samoa on the
Badger. He was a native of Philadel
phia. Devil Anse" Batfleld Captured.
Willlamston, W. Va., Sept. 18.
Sheriff Henderson, of Logan ctunty,
and a posse of 15 today went to the
Hatfield fort, in the mountains 30
miles from here, and without blood,
shed captured "Devil Anse" Hatfield,
his son Bob, and John Dingess, a rela
tive of the Hatflelds by marriage. The
prisoners will be taken to Pike county
and tried on charges of murder grow
ing out of the Hatfield-McCoy feud.
Per Highway Robbery.
Pulatki, Va., Sept. 18. Noah Fin
ley, a negro, was hanged here today.
His crime was highway robbery and at
tempted murder, and his execution was
the only instance in late years in
which the extreme penalty has been
imposed in Virginia for this offense.
Seattle, Sept 18. Alfred Ray, repre
senting a Philadelphia syndicate, is
shipping men and material to Alaska
for the construction of the seond rail
road in (hat territory.
Results of the Recent Discus
sion Beneficial.
rrnceedlngs to Ite Printed and Fifty
Tlii.u.and Copies to lie Dlatrlbutad
Throughout the Country.
Chicago, Sept. 20. The Times
Herald says: Save for the work of
publishing the report of the tiust con
ference the Civic Federation's work in
the big meeting is fully accomplished.
Franklin II. Head, its president, is
confident that the results of the dis
cussion will he far-reaching and bene
ficent and he feels that this organiza
tion was justified in its expenditure of
labor and time. Fifty thousand copies
of the report are to he printed and dis
tributed throughout the country so that
those who did not attend the conven
tion may have the advantage of the
Views expressed by leading economists,
lawyers, politicians aud thinkers from
different sections of the United States.
This Mr. Head deems highly Impoi
tant. Among the reflections of Mr.
Head on the conference generally are
the following statements:
"The idea of the Civic Federation
was to have a full discussion of all
sides of the general question of trust!
and trade combinations. It is a sub
ject upon which there is endless con
fusion of thought among the people and
we hoped by giving all sides a fair
bearing to clear away much of the fog
and mist and to bring the people nearer
together so that they might be sure of
the evils of these huge combinations if
there were any and devise remedies for
such evils.
"In almost every respect 1 think the
conference has been a decided success.
Many of the papers offered were from
careful economic students and pos
sessed not only great but permanent
value. Among these might be men
tioned the papers contributed by
Henry C. Adams, J. W. Jenks, John
Graham Brooks and Professor Clark, of
Columbia university. Undoubtedly
the two speeches which attracted most
attention were those delivered by W.
Bourke Cockran and W. J. Bryan.
"As a result of the discussions it
seemed to me that the general impres
sion of those present was that the
growth of trusts and combinations
should be jealously watohed and guard
ed and that there should be a careful
supervision of their operations by the
state authorities and also possibly by
the federal government supervision
somewhat similar to that of our na
tional banks would be most desirable
and important and that all such cor
porations should be required to have
carefully-kept books of account, show
ing all the general operations in their
business, and that the features of such
statistics should be made public some
thing after the maner in which the sta
tistics of national banks are made pub
lic. The objects sought through these
suggestions were not only for the bene
fit of the general public who might be
considering an investment, but also for
the benefit of the stockholders, who
might thus learn it the managers were
loyal to the interests of the stockhold
ers. "There has been some talk of there
being political capital in the result of
the conference. I do not know that
the result of the conference could be
construed to have any political bearing.
The question of business trusts and
norportaions is not a political question.
There are probably just as many Demo
cratic stockholders in these various
combinations as Republicans. They
have entered into these combinations
with the belief that they are advan
tageous in the way of cheapening pro
duction and doing away with the exces
sive competition, which in periods of
depression is often times fatal to all
parties to the competition.
"Whatever may be the steps taken
to adopt some remedies or restrictive
measures which shall retain whatever
there may be of benefit in the trusts,
while removing that which is preju
dicial to the national good, in my opin
ion the conference held in Chicago will
prove a historical meeting, and its in
fluence as a source of education, and
perhaps as a strarting point of some
definite developments, will be felt for
a long time. The Civio Federation
is satisfied yes, gratified with the
entire work of the conference."
Woman Guilty of Araon.
Jacksonville, Ox., Sept. 19. Rosan
na Carlile, who was indicted jointly
with iier husband, John A. Carlile, for
burning the barn of her brother, A. J.
Hamlin, on the night of August 14,
1899, pleaded guilty last night and wat
sentenced to nine years' imprisonment
in the penitentiary. The trouble be
tween the brother and sister grew out
of the settlement of the estate of tbeii
father, the late James Hamlin. Upon
Mrs. Carlile's plea of guilty, her hus
band was released from custody.
Situation at Key West.
Key West. Fla.. Sept. 20. Fifty
four cases of yellow fever have been
reported in the past 48 hours at.d thret
deaths, making a total number of cases
to date of 862, and 17 deaths.
Celebration In Mexico.
City ot Mexico, Sept. 20. The wife
of President Diaz is somewhat im-
proved in health, but was unable to
take part in the national independence
' celebrations, which went off with the
I nsual eclat. The magnificent illumina
' tion of the cathedral of Mexico by elec
tricity was the cause of general admira
tion. The great building conld be
seen for 80 miles like a vast mound of
blazing light in the center of the Val
' ley ot Mexico.
I'ltirul State nf Desolation Wrought by
War and Weather.
New York, Sept. 20. William
Willis Howard, general manager of tho
Cuban industrial relief fund, and who
lias reoently returned from Cuba, says:
"Cuba is in a pitiful state. Instead
of a rainy season, Cuba has had a
drought. Not since 1844 has there
been such long-continued dry weather
during the summer. The result has
been disastrous. The United States
weather bureau reports that all small
crops have been ruined. Sugar cane
has been so damaged that the crop next
year will be less than the crop ground
this year.
"The most distressing featnte of the
drought is the destruction of the corn
crop. Even tinder favorable circum
stances, the corn crop would have been
small, for it was planted in driblets,
here and there. The weather bureau
reports show that the corn crop will
yield not more than 0 per cent. On
our relief farms we have better corn
than any I have seen in Cuba, due no
doubt to the fact that we put more la
bor on the growing crop than anyone
else was able to do.
"Business in the cities is desperately
dull. The hotels are empty, restaurants
idle and all small affairs are lifeless.
Large business concerns are scraping
along as best they may, in the hope
that the future ot the island may be
deliuitelr settled.
"In the country the desolation
wrought by war aud weather still con
tinues without abatement."
Uoera Preparing for the Defense of the
London, Sept. 20. The. special dis
patohes from South Africa confirm the
reports telegraphed yesterday that the
Boers are massing artillery in positions
commanding Laing's Nek. Small Boer
detachments occupy positions abeve
IiufTalo river.
The members of the afrikanderbund
in Cape Town intend to convene the
'jund in congress to consider the situa
lion. A Bloemfontein paper reports the
dismissal of several Englishmen from
the Bloemfontein police force, because
of their refusal to serve on the com
mand. The general apprehension in regard
to the outcome was reflected by the de
cline in consols and stocks on the Lon
don stock exchange, where, although
all stocks continued depressed, there
was not the slightest approach to ex
citement. The text of President Krnger's reply
was issued by Seoretary Chamberlain
this afternoon. The language in many
places is taken to indicate a fiini, un
yielding position. The reply, how
ever, concludes:
"If her majesty's government is
willing, and lee Is able to make this de
cision a joint commission, as at first
proposed by Chamberlain, it would put
an end to the present state of tension.
Race hatred would decrease and die
out, and the prosperity and welfare of
the South African republic and the
whole of South Africa would be devel
oped aud furthered, and fraternization
would increase."
Withdraw! From the Race for United
State! Senator. . .
Detroit Mich., Sept. 20. General
R. A. Alger today gave out a letter
written by himself in New York, Sep
tember 8, in which he announces his
withdrawal from the candidacy for
United States senator. The letter fol
lows: "The Waldorf-Astoria, New York,
Sept. 8, 1899. My Dear Mr. Judson:
After careful consideration I have de
cided not to be a candidate for the
United States senate. My reasons for
this determination are personal and of
a business nature. I fully appreciate
and thank you and my many other
friends who offered support, and hope ,
to be able in the future to show my
giatitude for all that has been done for
me by the people of our state. I am,
my dear sir, sincetly yours,
"Hon. William Judson, Ann Arbor,
General Alger declined to say any
thing further concerning his withdraw
al than was contained in the letter.
Tranaport! Will Come to Portland Al
ready Fitted Out.
Washington, Sept. 20. It is stated
at the quartermaster's department that
the request to have the ships that are
to carry the Thirty-fifth regiment from
Portland to Manila chartered and fitted
out at Portland cannot be granted be
cause the ships must be fitted out un
der the direction nf officers having
charge of such, work at San Francisco;
also that the men who understand the
work are employed at the latter place,
and it would not be practicable to send
them to Portland.
Building Fell In Montreal.
Montreal, Sept. 19. One cone of the
Queen's Hall block, in whiuh was Io
cs t (led W. H. Scoggers' dry goods store,
fell in tonight. The buildiriK col
lapsed gradually, and no one was in
jured. The building is an oppoising
one, occupying a whole square frouting
on St. Catherine street.
Dewey Holiday!.
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 20. Governor
Roosevelt today issued a proclamation
setting apart Friday and Saturday,
September 29 and 30, as holidays to
be observed throughout the state as
days of general thanksgiving in honor
of the return ot Admiral George Dewey
to the United States. This will make
the daya legal holidays.
I A silver tox skin was sold in London
'recently for (1,760 at an auction,
' This ia the highest price on record.