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VOL. XIII. " " ' ' " : ' : HOOD EIVEK, OKEGON, FRIDAY, NO VEMCEK 29, 1901. NO. 28.
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Published Every Friday by
8. r. BLYTHK.
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Trout Lake and (ilenii )d daily at A. M.
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rives at 2 p. m.
i 87, I. O. U. F. Meet! Hist aud third Moo
dsys In each month.
Miss Katk DaVKNroRT, N. Q.
H.' ). IIIBBiHD, Secretary.
(1ANBY POST, No. 1(1, G. A. R.-Meet at A.
J O. V. W. Hall second and fourth tta.tur.lav,
of eai'h mouth at "i o'clock p. in. All U. A. K.
n.euibers Invited to meet with us.
T. J. Cvmninq, Commander.
J. W. Riobt, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16- Meets first Satur
day Of each month in A. O. V. W. hall at 2
p. m. Mrs. B. F. Shokwakks, President.
ilES. I'bbou Iiukcs, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER I.ODCJE, No. 105, A. F. and A.
M.Mi-cts Saturday evening on or before
each full union. . A N. Rahm, W. M.
A. F. Hateiuk, Secretary,
Meets third Friday night of each month,
V. (J. Baosrus, H. F.
H. F. Davidsok, Secretary.
11 MeeU second and fourth Tuesday even
iiiKS of each month. Visitors coidially wel
comed. Mas. Eva B. Haynh, W. M.
H. F. Davidsos, Secretary.
OLETA APBEM1H.Y, No. 10S, United Artisans.
Meets secoi il Tuesday of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. C. Baosius, M. A.
I). McDonald, Secretary.
WA0COMA LODGE, No. 90, K. of P. Meet,
in A. O. V, W. ball every Tuesday mirht.
- John Buck, C. O.
J. Liland Henderson, K. of K, A 8.
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. N. C. Evans. M. W,
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Hows, Kecorder.
1DLEWH.DE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets in Fralerual hall every Thursday
Ulght. A.U. Uetchel, N.U.
J. K. Hanna, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M..
meets at A. O. U. W. hall on the Hrst aud
third Fridays of each month.
J. E. Hand, Commander.
HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets flrat and
third Saturdays a! 8 P. M.
M rs. Georoia Rand, C. of H.
Mm. Chas Cuske, Recorder.
SUNSHINE SOCIETY Meets second and
fourth Saturday! of each month' at i
o'clock. Mihs Lena Smell, Freaidenu
Misa Carrie Butler, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W, A.,
meets in odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
pR. E. T. CARN3.
Gold crowns and bridge work- and all kinds of
Up-to-Data Dentistry.
Brfcce&or to Dr. M. F. Bhaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or coantiy,
Dav or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 83.
Office over Everhart's Grocery.
For 28 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has bad many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or
no charge.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for 0. R. N. Co. Is especially
Cflnipied to treat catarrh of nosa and throat
And diseases of women.
hpecial terms for oltice treatment ot chronic
Telephone, office, 123, residence, 4&
Estimates furnished for 11 kinds ot
vcrk. Repairing specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First snd Second.
Newly furnished In all the latest modern
barber fixtures, making It second to none
for llrst-!ass tervioJ. Porcelain Bath Tabs.
Hydraulic Harber t'baira. A shoe polishing
artist nlways on hand.
EVANS A DB0RD, Proprietors.
la tht place to get the latest and beat in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nats, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3
and 8 to 7 P. M.
Fracticil Witcuffiiker I Jeieiar.
Mt long experience enables me to do
the best possible work, vMch I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
Do a general banking business.
Cfftr with Bon Brothers, Boat will be
attend to at as, tlaia. CUttBa atad.
V ill lural on good Uada, ailhaf
Unberw laralaf
A. Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happening of the Put Week Presented
in s Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Strike of railroad switchmen is
ordered at Pittsburg.
Shatir Pasha has been appointed
governor of Scurati, Asia Minor.
Marciuis Ito. the Japanese states
man, has arrived at St. Petersburg.
William Gwin. for 30 years chief
messenger to the secretary of state,
is dead.
Home- Rule Republican party of
Hawaii wants Chinese exclusion laws
Three masked men entered a gamb
ling resort at Chickasaw, I. T., and
carried off $700. :t
Half a million people in the Yang
tse valley, China, will starve unless
they receive aid.
The monetary loss from the recent
gale on the Atlantic is greater than
at first supposed.
Traffic on the Panama railway was
stopped, but marines from the Iowa
soon re-established it.
North VVevniouth. Mass.. was visit
ed hv a disastrous fire which will
throw many men out of employment
tor a time.
Johnston. Miss., has been practi
cally destroyed by fire. Fourteen
stores and six residences were burned.
Loss, f75,000. '
According to a dispatch to the
London Standard from Odessa, 130
persons perished in recent earth
quakes at Errazoum.
Secretary Hay has just received
from an unknown person, through
the collector of customs at New York.
a conscience contribution of $18,668.
Americans captured a rebel camp
in Bohol island.
Sousa's band is playing to overflow
ing audiences in London.
Fire destroyed the Crawfordsville,
Ind., wire and nail plant. Loss,
$150,000. ,
Lord Salisbury is said to be aging
rapidly, aud displays little interest in
public affairs. - -
Robbers blew open the Bollersville,
O., postoffice safe, and secured $300
worth of stamps and $50.
Pittsburg, Pa., switchmen have
made a demand for higher wages and
will go on strike if refused.
The bodies of the eight mining
officials were recovered from the
Baby mine in West Virginia.
Two men have been arrested and
confessed to the murder of young
Morrow, which occurred in Portland.
' On the suggestion of Germany and
Russia, there has been an inter
national exchange of views regarding
the surveillance of anarchists.
The stmer Alerta, with 200 pas
sengers.some ot them discharged sol
diers, is believed to have been lost
while en route from Subig bay to
Pretoria reports many more cap
tures in the Transvaal and Orange
River Colony, In the southeastern
district of the Transvaal, the British
troops are dealing with isolated par
ties of Boers.
Turkey is in bad financial straits.
Agiiinaldo wants to plead his cause
before congress. '
Queen Draga, of Seivia, is said to
have been shot at. -
Fire at a Colorado mine caused the
loss of probably 100 lives.
Canada will raise a mounted corps
for the South African war.
Colombian Liberals captured Colon
after three hours' of fighting.
Marines iu Samar scaled a cliff 200
feet high and destroyed three insurg
ent camps, killing 30 rebels.
In his coming message the presi
dent will recommend the re-enactment
and strengthening of the Chi
nese exclusion law-.
The union iron niolders of San
Francisco will return to work on a
nine hour basis with an increase of
2K cents per hour in wages.
Green goods men have been selling
postmasters of small towns stamps
from "understroyed plates of the gov
ernment." The secret service is do
ing its best to capture the bunco men.
Two fast trains on the Santa Fe
crashed into each other near the
Needles, Cal., resulting in the death
of two and the fatal injuring of sev
eral. Quite a number were less seri
ously hurt.
Student riots have occurred in
Spanish towns.
A fund is being raised in Manila to
prevent the execution of Torres.
. The people of the South think that
as soon at they can have faster steam
ers and more ot them they can keep
all their cotton mills working full time
making cloth for export.
Dr. Boiarro, of Gorx, has published
a pamphlet In which he tries to prove
that the Adriatic has for more than a
thousand years been rlslns; and
croachlni; on Its shores. Ths lower
parts ot Triest are experiencing trou
ble already, and In count of time en
Ice will be buried In the mud ot the
, lagoon.
Idaho has a printing office and a
the old log cabin built over 20 years ago. The Wood River Times, daily and
weekly, at Hailey, occupies this odd building and everything about it is com
fortable and convenient. Additions to the building have" been made as
needed, partly of logs and partly of modern building material. T. E. Picotte
has owned and published The Times since (he first issue, June 15, 1881.
When the daily was started, May 22, 1882, Associated Press dispatches were
received by wire at Blackfoot and then sent 175 miles by stage to Hailey. It
was the first daily published in Idaho. The office floor in the log cabin was
for a time the virgin soil. Thep flooring was hauled in 160 miles, costing
$125 per thousand feet. Mr. Picotte has been identified with daily papers in
New York City, Chicago and several other large cities, always in im
portant and successful positions. With a single exception he has always de
clined political offices, because he feels that a newspaper man should devote
all his time to his profession. The log cabin printing office attracts all visit
ors to the Wood river country and Editor Picotte may well be proud of his
building, his plant and his two newspapers.
Order Made Affecting Switchmen of Seven
Lints at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Nov. 27. The switch
men on seven railroads of Pittsburg
have decided to strike at 6 o'clock
tomorrow morning.. At a meeting
of the Brotherhood of Switchmen
tonight which was attended by about
600 members, this action was decided
upon, and the result of this meeting
can only be conjectured. In antici
pation of possible trouble it is learned
that t h Pennsylvania Railroad has
made an application to the city for
60 officers to be on hand in the
Union station yards at 6 o'clock to
morrow morning, and in the Balti
more & Ohio yards fully 100 Pinker
ton men are on duty tonight.
The claim made at the switchmens
meeting tonight was that 700 to 1,000
men would obey the strike order in
the morning. The estimate was
that in the Union station yards of
tjie Pennsylvania Railroad 138 men
would go out; that the yards at Pit-
cairn and Wall would go out in the
same proportion; that the Baltimore
& Ohio and the Pittsburg & Lake
Erie yards would go out solidly and
that the Monongahela, the Pittsburg,
Virginia & Charleston, the Shoen-
bcrger Terminal and the Pittsburg
and Western would be practically
without men. . It was also said that
the Fort Wayne and Panhandle men
would lend a helping hand.
The demand of the men is that the
Chicago rate be paid here. This rate
is 27 cents per hour for day conduc
tors an 29 cents for night conductors
of switch engines ; helpers, 25 cents
day and 27 cents night. The Pitts
burg rate at present is 25 cents for
day and 26 for night conductors; 19
cents day and 20 cents night for
Grand Master Hawley, of the
Switchmen's Union, is expected here
tomorrow to conduct the strike.
Treasure-Ship Making Good Time.
New York, Nov. 27. The North
German Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse, which left New York
last week carrying over $7,000,000
worth of gold bullion for London,
Paris and Berlin, was reported by
cable passing the Scilly islands this
morning. -The treasure ship has
made good time.
Chile's First Iron Steamer.
Santiago de Chile, Nov. 27. The
launch of the first iron steamer con
structed in Chile occurred at Valpar
aiso today, and was a great success.
The ceremony was attended by the
president, the federal authorities,
and a large assemblage of the people.
The entire ship, from keel to truck,
was constructed in this country.
French Chiiwse Indemnity Loan.
Paris, Nov. 27. The chamber of
deputies today, by a vote of 295 to
249, adopted the sum of 265,000,000
francs for the Chinese indemnity
loan, rejecting the smaller sums pro
posed. It was declared, during the
course of the discussion, that the gov
ernment would make no distinction
between those who wee entitled to
indemnities, but would pursue in the
far hast France s traditional policy
and fulfill all the duties of its pro
tectorate, just as it claimed all its
Bought Saa Juan Battlefield.
Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 27. Dur
ing his recent visit General Wood
bought for the government the prin
cipal portion of the San'Juaa battle
field, including the San Juan bill,
the site of the blockhouse and Bloody
Bend. The tract comprises 200 acres
and cost $15,01)0. It rill be consid
ered a United States 'reservation and
the goverment intends to lay out a
Wautifu) park on the old battlefield.
good one that is still maintained in
Was Made Under Instructions From the Stale
Washington, Nov. 25. Minister
Conger's action in protesting to the
Chinese government against tne arbi
trary cancellation of a railway fran
chise, granted to an American com
pany, and its transfer to a French
corporation, was taken upon represen
tations made to the state department
by the American-China Improvement
Company, wriich has a franchise to
construct a railroad from x Canton to
Hankow. It is understood that for
feiture of the claim was based on two
counts : First, that the road was not
completed within the stipulated per
iod of time; and second, that the
American corporation had passed to
the Belgians.
The state department holds that the
conditions in China for the past year
and a half have been such as to make
it impossible for the American com
pany to have completed its work, and
that for this delay the Chinese gov
ernment itself is responsible. In the
second count the fact that the road
maintains its American chajrter
makes it incumbent upon our govern
ment, following its rule, to defend
the franchise.
Turkey Is Without Funds snd Unable to Bor
row Troops Are Unpaid.
Constantinople, Nov. 26. Never
has the Turkish government been in
such financial straights as at the
present time. It is impossible to see
how the expenses of the Ramazan and
Bairam, due in December and Janu
ary and involving 360,000, can be
met. The Ottoman bank utterly re
fuses to make any more advances and
the penury is so acute that even the
troops in many provinces are unpaid.
Ihe consequence is that there have
been mutinies in several districts.
Hostile demonstrations here recently
have only been quieted by the author
ities hastily scraping together a few
thousand piastres as something on ac
Athletic Club Swindle.
Fort Scott, Kan., Nov. 26. The
federal grand jury has indicted five of
the principal men of the Webb City,
Mo., Athletio Club in connection
with recent heavy losses of money at
the club's foot racing track. It is as
serted by the officers that the mem
bers of the club do not deny having
won, in the last 18 months, upward
of $200,000. The winnings last week
are known to have been $27,000, not
withstanding the publicity resulting
from the prosecution instituted by
Representative J. M. Davis, of this
county, who lost $5,000 there and
says he was swindled out of it.
The Charleston Exposition.
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 26. The
opening of the South Carolina Inter
state and West Indian exposition is
only six days off and all the builders
and exhibitors are on the rush. The
United States marine corps has gone
into camp on the exposition grounds
for the entire exposition period.
Many of the best exhibits have
already arrived, and the interiors of
the buildings are being beautified by
rich decorations. The merchants and
manufacturers of this city will make
the opening day a public holiday.
Grave Fears for German Vessel
Long Branch, N. J., Nov. 26.
Storm tossed and lying bioadside at
anchor in a heavy sea, the German
ship Flotbek, from Plymouth for New
York, was laboring hard against all
odds, to save herself from being
beached at a late hour tonight, about
one-third of a mile off shore, between
North Long Branch and Monmouth
beach. Grave fears are entertained
by the life saving station officers at
Monmouth beach.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
A good quality of gas was struck in
the oil well being drilled near On
tario. The next session of the legislature
will be asked to divide Umatilla
county. s
A movement is on foot to have
some of the star mail routes in Baker
county changed
Malheur and Harney county wool
growers have organized and will here
after pool their clips.
Salem shoe merchants will follow
the grocers in closing their stores at
6:.'10 P. M., except Saturdays.
Three car loads of dressed turkeys
were shipped from Douglas county to
San Francisco for Thanksgiving.
A rich body of gold ore has been
uncovered in tht. Water Gulch dis
trict, 25 miles east of Grants Pass.
Southern Oregon placer miners are
jubilant over the recent heavy rains,
which will raise the creeks enough
to allow operations to he resumed
Articles of incorporation of the
Douglas County Bank, located at
Roseburg, have' been filed with the
secretary of state. Capital, $850,000.
The Olive Creek Placer Mines Co,
with headquarters at Sumpter, has
filed articles of incorporation with
the secretary of state. Capital, $1,
Crater lake, in which it has long
been conceded that fish could not live,
has been found to contain fish of the
cold water trout specjes. Some of
them have attained the length of 30
The rush for public lands in Uma
tilla county were never so numerous
as this year.
' Another oil company has been
organized to operate in the Malheur
county district.
Portland capitalists are figuring on
leasing the Weston water works and
electric light plant.
A four-foot vein of rich gold bear
ing quartz has been uncovered in the
Baker mining district.
The Coburg lumber mill has in
stalled an electric light plant and
will run day and night.
A vein of coal has licen discovered
near Huntington which promises to
develop into a very fair quality.
Scarcity of cars in Southern Ore
gon is delaying somewhat the ship
ment of wheat from that section.
Small stockmen in the souther
part of Umatilla county are being
crowded out of business by the own
ers of large herds.
Of the estimated 4,000,000 to"4.500,-
000 bushels of wheat raised in Uma
tilla this year, a total of 1,500,000
bushels have been sold to date. The
price averaged about 40 cents.
According to present indications,
Pendleton will suffer a fuel famine
this year, as there are about 4,000
cords less of wood in the market than
usual. The shortage is due to a scar
city of laborers.
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, 57 58;
bluestom, 59o; Valley, 67K58c.
Flour Best grades, $2.65 3. 50
per barrel; graham, $2.50.
Oats Nominal 95$1.00 pr cental.
Barley Feed, $15.50(316 : brewing,
Millstuffs Bran, $15.50(117; mid
dling, $19 20.50; Bhorts, 1617.50;
chop, $1516.50.
Hay Timothy. $1112; clover,
$77.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Butter Fancy creamery,22)i 25c ;
dairy, 1820c; store, 1214c per
Eggs Storage, 20a22 fresh, 28
3t)c, Eastern 2225c.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
13Jc; Young America, 1415c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.50
3.50; hens, $4.00; dressed, 9l(Jc
per pound; springs, $2.50(8 3.00,
per dozen; ducks, $3 for old; $4.00
5.00 for young; geese, $66.50 pr do
en; turkeys, live, I012c; dressed,
12 144C per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3i'c gross; dressed
6(g6c per pound; sheep, $3. 25 gross;
dressed, 66fo per pound.
Hogs Gross. heavy,$5(g5.25; light,
$4.75(35; dressed, 67c per pound.
Veal Small, 88tfc;large,77Kc
per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3.50(84.00;
cows and heifers, $3.00 3. 50; dressed
beef, 3(37o per pound.
Hops 8S 10c per pound.
Wool Valley,ll(3l4o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 812c; mobair,
2121)c per ponnd.
Potatoes 75g90 per sack.
The supply of silver bullion in the
treasury has dwindled until only
about $42,000,000 worth is left.
The census of 1900 shows that there
are 13,197 Negroes to every 100,000
whiU, as compared with 13,573 in
Mrs. May Treston Slasson, wife of
the vice president of the faculty of
the University of Wyoming, is the
only woman chaplain of a prison in
the United States,
Protest Against Progress of Boer War Is Be
ginning to Have Its Effect
New York, Nov. 27. The corres
pondent of the London Times and
the New York Times at Pretoria says
the fact that Commandants Touche,
Myburgh and Wessels have been left
alone for some time in Northeast
Cape Colony is adduced as a sign of
relaxing British efforts in the colony.
The correspondent declares that this
is only another instance of unrea
sonable impatience recently manifest
ed in regard to the progress of the
war. , '
The mistake was once frequently
made, after clearing one district, of
pursuing the Boers immediately into
another, and allowing them to break
back into the first. To obviate this,
now that he has cleared the midlands.
General French has been obliged to
allow the enemy to remain in com
parative quiet in the Barkley East
district until he has made sure that
they will not break west, when he
will proceed against them. The
building of a line of blockhouses
from the north, southeast to Dord
recht, which Is now in progress, will,
it is expected, prevent the Boers from
breaking west.
The columns now operating in this
district, if they succeed in clearing
the country, will practically free the
colony; east of the main line from
Cape Town to De Aar, of Boers.
Philippine Stumer With 200 Passengers,
May Be Lost .
Manila, Nov. 26. The local steam
er Alerta, with 200 passengers, includ
ing some discharged American sol
diers, from Olongapo, Subig bay, to
Manila, is believed to have been lost.
Captain Edward P. Law ton's com
pany of the Nineteenth infantry has
attacked and captured an 'insurgent
fort on Bohol island, south of Cebu,
in the Visayan gruup. This fort was
surrounded on all sides by a preci
pice, and the only entrance - to the
higher ground was guarded by a stock -ade,
with a line of entrenchments be
hind it. Captain Lawton sent Ser
geant McMahon and 20 men to climb
the precipice and attack the fort in
the rear. Sergeant McMahon 's party
accomplished their task after three
hours' climbing through the thick
undergrowth. They took the enemy
by surprise and drove them from the
fort. As the insurgents escaped, they
had to pass the remainder of Captain
Lawton 's company at a distance of 150
yards. Here the enemy suffered ter
rible losses. The insurgents defended
themselves, with both cannon and
rifles. The cannon were captured;
the smaller ones were removed, while
the larger ones were buried. Captain
Lawton, in his report, makes special
mention of the bravery of Sergeants
McMahon and List.
General Chaffee has ordered that in
the future complete records shall be
kept of all natives taking the oath of
allegiance to the United States.
Duplicates cf these records will be
signed in English, Spanish and Tagal.
Non-Union Men Arc Attacked at Mines Near
Vincennes, Indians,
Vincennes, Ind., Nov. 21. Four
hundred union coal miners from
Washington, Connelburg, Petersburg,
Princeton and Montgomery arrived
here at an early hour this morning
and at 5 o'clock made an attack upon
the non-union miners employed at
the Prospect Hill mines hear this
city. As a result two men are fatally
hurt and a half dozen more seriously
The union miners formed at the
union station and marched to the
mines. . Just as the men on the day
shift were going on duty they were
attacked. The union men asked for
the foreman and when told that he
was in bed said: "All right; we
will get him." They started after
Scott, the foreman, and in the melee
that followed Scott and his family
defended themselves as best they
could but were powerless. Scott was
badly beaten and W. P. Collins, an
attorney of Washington., a brother-in-
law of Scott, who was visiting with
the family, sustained injuries that may
prove fatal.
What New York's Election Cost
New York, Nov. 25. The pay rolls
of the boards of education of greater
New York, which have been approved,
show that the recent city electon cost
the municipality $670,000, or $1.08 for
each voter that was registered Adver
tising cost $90,000; ballot printing
$35,000; incidentals $75,000, and the
rest went to registration and election
officers. The state also expended
about $6,000 in connection with the
Will leave SofU.-
' Sofia, Nov. 25 Mr. Dickinson, the
diplomatic agent here of the United
States, has returned to Constantino
ple. There is obviously no prospect
of a settlement with Miss Stone's
abductors The departure of Mr.
Dickinson will probably have a good
effect upon the brigands who have
Miss Stone in their possession, as
they may fear to lose everything Ly
not accepting Mr. Dickinson s pro-
Sea Craft of All Kinds Driven Ashore Five
Men Swept From Barges at Long Beach
Railroads Blocked snd Telegraph and
Telephone Lines Down Wharves, Docks
snd Beach Resorts Badly Damaged.
New York, Nov. 27. The great,
storm which came up from the south
on Saturday night has spent its force
in this zone of the Atlantic coast and
the waters driven upon lowlands and
beaches are subsiding. Hundreds of
small craft were wrecked or badly
damaged, wharves and piers at ex
posed points were battered down,
man) seaside resorts were unroofed,
lowlands were flooded, city cellars were
filled and hundreds of town houses
were damaged. Estimates of the ag
gregate damage run slightly below
and considerable above $1,000,000.
At Monmouth beach, where the big
German ship Flotbek drove ashore
and where (here was a thrilling res
cue of her crew by lifesavers, an angry
sea was still beating upon the beach
today. Wreckers have been engaged
but until the sea calms nothing can
be done toward saving the ship and
her cargo. The big craft, firmly em
bedded in the sand, was still intact,
and her master is sure that both ves
sel and cargo will be saved.
Storm btund shipping was released
early today, but sea coast railway
and trolley service will be limp until
washouts are filled in. Linemen were
busy restoring prostrated telegraph
and telephone wires today, but it will
be a couple of days before these serv
ices are completely restored.
The 'extent of the damage to the
rapid transit tunnel was not fully
determined today.
The Famous Ninety-Nine Silver Mine Discov
ered In the Catikill Mountains.
New York, Nov. 27. The Tribune
prints the following:
"After being lost for about 75 years
the 'Ninety-Nine' silver mine, once
famous through the- whole Catskill
range, has been found again. At
least that is the belief of J. O. Poole,
a mining expert, who is said to live
iu Trenton, N. J. He has discovered
a cave in the heart of the Shawan
gunk mountains, not far from Ellen
ville, Ulster county, N. Y., which ex
poses a wide vein of peculiar ore.
Numerous assays show heavy value in
silver, lead and other minerals.
Every effort has been made to keep
the discovery a secret until mineral
rights to the surrounding mining
property could be purchased. Poole
and the New Jersey men who .are
backing him are said to have secured
such rights on more than 5,000 acres,
and are preparing to start active min
ing operations. The story of the ac
cidental discovery of the mine was
brought to this city from Kingston.
"A few weeks ago, while tramping
through the hills, Poole noticed what
seemed to be croppings of silver and
copper bearing ore at the base of the
Shawangunk. He climbed up the
lead and made extensive excavations,
with the result that he found a cave
or opening in the mountain, from
which he says he has since taken
large quantities of almost pure lead
ore, as well as quart which Dears sil
ver and zinc in large proportions."
" The mine takes its name from a
Wawarsing Indian named Noepakip
tic, but better known "as Ninety-Nine."
The Indian lived near Sockanissing
ana was accustomed to come among
the settlers of the valley with chunks
ot almost pure lead and silver,, which
he exchanged for provisions. He
said that he dug the ore in a cave in
the Shawangunk mountains. A white
friend succeeded in persuading Ninety
Nine to lead him to the cave with
eyes tightly bandaged. This man re
turned with tales of wonderful rich
ledges. He did not succeed in find
ing the mine again, however, and
Ninety-Nine died with his secret un
told. About 50 years ago two West
ern prospectors appeared in the
mountains accompanied by a Wiscon
sin Indian. They were provided with
Indian maps and diagrams. They
searched for several weeks without
success and finally returned to the
Y est. Since that time no systematic
search has ' been made, and recently
the story has been regarded in the
light of a pretty legend.
Break in Big Oil Main.
New York, Nov. 27 The pipe line
of the Standard Oil Company, which
carries crude oil from the Pnnsyl
vania fields to the refineries at Bay
onne, recently burst about 10 miles
from Bound Brook, N. J. The break
was discoveied yesterday, and it took
a large force of men many hours to
close it. Meantime the oil had spread
over a large portion of ground, and to
prevent further spread to nearby
streams it was determined to set fire
to it. The reflection of the burning
oil can be seen in the sky tor miles.
Schley's Counsel Refuses s Fee.
Baltimore, Nov. 27. It was learned
today that Isidore" Raynor, chief
counsel for Admiral Schley in the
recent hearing before the court of
inquiry, had refused to accept a fee
for his services. A mutual trend of
the admiral and Mr. Raynor stated
that the admiral recently sent a
valuable gold watch to Mr. Raynor
and a magnificent brooch of dia
monds and pearls to Mrs. Raynor.