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». H. KAKMUKT, Fubll.her,
Caused a Serlou. Accident on the Den
ver A Kio Grind«.
Turning Point in the Guatemala War
Chicago, Oct. 7. — Extremely hot
New York, Oct. 6.—A dispatch to
weather for October is prevailing in Cubans Willing to Purchase the Herald from Guatemala says:
OREGON. this section. During the past 24 hours
M c M innville
The government is still mobilizing
the thermometer went up to 86 degrees,
its forces at Tolonicapan, and is prepar
and according to the signal Service rec
ing to make an attack on the rebels,
ords this is the highest point that has
who have taken a position on the
been registered for the month of Octo- WILL NOT ACCEPT AUTONOMY heights of Coxon, near Tolonicapan.
’ tier in 27 years. Dense smoke aggra
It is believed that there will be a big
vateli the conditions. On account of
battle there which will mark the turn
¿'«uiprfhriiNlve lie view of the Important i the drought the last two months every Aicarragu Could Not Bluff the Qi««eu ing point of the war.
Happening« of the l*a«t Week Culled thing is as dry a.i tinder and forest and
— Premier riagaota Say« What 16«
The rebels, safely placed in the hills,
I prairie fires are numerous.
From the Telegraphic Column*.
ojieiied fire on the city at an early hour
Will nn<l Will Not Do.
Lake Michigan has been made al
on the morning of September 29. The
Edward Langtry, the former hut- most unnavigable on account of the
New York, Oct. 5. — The Herald fire proved ineffective, owing to the
band of Lily Langtry, has been placed . smoke and fog. Captains of vessels prints a number of interviews with
great distance. The government forces
in an insane asylum.
have reported a most alarming state of leading Cubans here on the situation in did not return the fire.
Japan has named two delegates to affairs. Many have not slept for 48 the island.
Dictator Barrios has issued a decree
Estrada Palma, representativve of granting amnesty to rebels who will
attend the international sealing confer hours on account of the watchfulness
ence at Washington, D. C.
I that waB necessary.
Boats picking the Cuban provisional government, lay down their arms inside of ten .lays,
At Dixon, la., the dead oody of Rob ! their way through the Straits of Mack said:
A dispatch to the Herald from Rio
“The Cubans are more firmly deter <le Janeiro says: The French minister
were particularly hampered.
ert Parks was found in his burning inaw
.house. It is believed he was murdered Landmarks were utterly obliterated,
has demanded an immediate settlement
and the lights were indistinct at a dis absolute independence of Cuba is ac of the Amapa question and an explana
for his money.
knowledged, I believe the Cubans are
tion of Brazil’s delay in the matter. It
During a quarrel at their home in tance of a length of the vessel.
The smoke is attributed to forest willing to pay a reasonable indemnity is asserted that the French minister
St. Louis, George P. Peffer, a stenog
Hunting parties, careless in
has received practically an ultimatum
rapher, shot his father-in-law, Robert fires.
troops from Cuba before the island is from hie government for presentation
Delaney, through the brain, and than their camping, are thought to have
started the broad conflagrations.
to Brazil, but has not thus far present
Enrique Devarona said: “The only
Marine underwriters are apprehensive
Eddie Bosley, the 20-months-old of numerous strandings on account of practical solution of the Cuban problem ed it because of his belief that the
question would be speedily settled.
child of Mrs. George Bosley, was killed
the somke, and bulletins from the low is absolute independence.”
France is now, however, to occupy the
at Bothell,Wash., by a Seattle & Intel«
Colonel F. Lopez de Queralta. for
er end of the lake are watched for w i tl>
national train. The child’s head was
The French cruiser Debordie has ar-
severed from itH body.
Chicago’s southern wards and sub
rived here to look out for French in-
The Union Pacific committee has urbs are surrounded by prairie fires, said:
acceded to the government’s contention and dense somke overhangs a large part
“To avoid further shedding of blood
A dispatch from Lima says the com
that its lien on the Union Pacific road of the territory lying south of Seventy of innocent people I would, although
mittee of deputies which was recently
includes the Omaha bridge, and that it fifth street. Hundreds of acres of pra painfully, sign and give my consent to
appointed to agree upon a plan to set
'has increased its cash bid so as to make irie have been burned over, and thou ♦ a compensation to Spain for the sake
tle the affairs of the Peruvian Corpora
th entire concession approximately <5,- sands of feet of sidewalks and fencing of getting rid of the Spanish.”
tion have not been able to reach an
000,(8)0. This would make its guaran have been consumed.
E. Trujillo, editor of El Porvena,
agreement. Several members of the
ty offer for the property, including the
Firemen in this division of the city said: “Cubans are fighting for abso committee advocate a plan to authorize
sinking fund, now in the treasury, about are
completely exhausted lighting lute independence, and will accept no the government by special act of con
prairie fires by day and night. Moat other solution. ”
gress to negotiate with the corpora
Regarding the proposition for the
The United States circuit court has oi the fires are started by sparks from
tion’s creditors on a basis decided upon
decided that tapioca flour must be taxed locomotives, and not infrequently by purchase of Cuba from Spain, General bv congress. Other members want the
a duty of 2 cents per pound. This mischievous boys, who set the grass on Emilio Nunez, who has been in consul committee to have full authority to
tation with the junta leaders in New
will increase the government revenue fire for the excitement.
make any terms with the creditors and
many hundreds of thousands of dollars
A dispatch from Bremen, Ind., says York, said:
the corporation, and have authority to
“I cannot see how the plans for the
l«r annum. This flour is used almost the most disastrous prairie fire known
alter the terms of the cancellation of
exclusively in ail the Chinese laundries in the history of Marshall county is freedom of Cuba on the basis of a guar the foreign debt, which debt the cor
rin the United States because of its now raging. Hundredsof acres of land antee by the United States of an in poration assumed.
ch.-apness, as starch, and it has been in the northern portion of the county, demnity of <200,000,000 in cash can be
A dispatch from Valparaiso says it is
the most formidable obstacle to the comprising what is locally known as displeasing to any of the parties, except stated there that a powerful syndicate
•larch manufacturing industry in the the “big marsh,” is one vast smolder that the amount is greatly in excess of of German bankers has offered to the
ing waste. At times, when fanned by the true value of the relics left by Wey- Chilean government a loan of <1,000,-
The lumbering town of Austin, Pa., a breeze, the heat bursts into a blaze, ler. The United States could afford to 000,000 in gold at 2 per cent and 2 per
waa nearly wiped off the map by fire. and darting aoross clover fields, corn back up the proposition, because it cent amortization for the completion of
Fully fields or meadows lays waHte everything would have the revenue of Cuba to public works and railways.
Only five dwellings remain.
in its path, only stopping when headed guarantee reimbursement, and would
500 persons are homeless.
gain immediate improvements in its
I*a««enger Train Wrecked.
by plowed fields or highways.
The Hotel Lafayette, at Minnetonka,
Many instances are reported where trade relations.”
Columbus, O., Oct. 6.—A special
Minn.,the largest summer resort in the
from Piqua to the Dispatch says: A
West, was totally destroyed by fire. cattle in passing over the treacherous
Panhandle passenger train was wrecked
It was owned by the Great Northern ground have broken through into the
burning heat and perished. Farmers
two and a half miles east of this city
are kept busy day and night fighting
this morning, The train was coming
Granting; of PromiMed Reforms.
For the month of September, the at the flames and preventing destruction
down grade at the rate of 40 miles an
tendance at the Nashville exposition of their homes, and the lack of water
New York, Oct. 3.—A dispatch to hour, and in Crossing the frog of a
was 253,724, and the total attendance makes the battle almost hopeless.
the World from Madrid says:
switch at Jordan left the track. For
since the opening up October 1 amount
The World correspondent called to 570 feet the engine bumped over the
Just west of Walkerton more than
ed to 1,196.685.
1,000 acres have been swept of every day on Premier Sagasta, who said, in ties and then went into the ditch. The
The emperor of China has forbidden vestige of vegetation, many thousands response to inquiries: “You ask me if tender went in the opposite direction
all sorts of banquets and junketing be- of tons of hay and miles of fences hav the liberal party would assent to medi while the baggage car was thrown
cauae an eclipse will occur on January ing been consumed. The large barn ation by the United States,with a view acrossthe track. Two day coaches were
22, 1898. An eclipse of the sun is said of Joseph Kirlkey was in the path of to hastening the pacification of Cuba crushed together. Eli Carroll, the en
by the Chinese to be proof of th* the flames, and together with its con and inducing the rebelB in arms and gineer, was hurled 50 feet and fell on
wrath of heaven at the lack of virtue tents, composed of hay, grain and farm the exiles to accept autonomy. Why a portion of his cab. Fireman John
in a ruler.
should we need mediation, when our Baird was pitched 75 feet over into a
machinery, was burned.
With fire on every side great anxiety intentions—long and often expressed field. The engineer sustained a ter
Five hundred thousand acres of fine
land along the Big Piney, Lebarge, is bieng felt for the safety of towns by the liberal praty—aim at realizing rible scalp wound. remaining uncon-
scious for some time. The fireman
Fontanelle creeks and Green river, without fire protection. Nothing short all that America could suggest?
“No Spanish party, certainly not the was hurt internally, C. 8. McCowan,
which have recently been surveyed, of a drenching rain can possibly check
liberalR, could assent to foreign inter the baggage-master, was bruised by be
will be thrown open to settlement the progress of the fire.
ference in our domestic affairs, or with ing pinned in by the trucks.
under the United States land laws after
A Change for the Worwe.
No government could
Novemlier 1, when plats of the land
New Orleans. Oct. 7.—After two days hope to induce the nation to accept
A Train load of Gold.
will be filed in the local land office. of improvement and promise, the fever
Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 6.—A
The lands comprise eight townshi|>s, all situation, on the face of the record, took such interference. If America, as we
firmly believe and hope, is disposed to novel scheme for handling the gold
in Uintah county, Wyoming.
somewhat of a turn today. For 40 be friendly with us, let her observe the output of the Cripple Creek mines will
A vessel carrying supplies of medi hours there had been uo deaths, and rules of international law, and stop the be put into use by the operators of that
cine, clothing, arms and ammunition yesterday the number of cases had flow of mortal and material aid, with district. The plan is to set aside the
for the Cuban army has left Montreal shown a material falling off from the out which the insurgents could not last output for one month, take the bullion
tor Cuba. The scheme was not author day before. Early this morning, how five months.
therefrom and ship it to the United
ised by the Cuban junta in New York, ever, the reports of new cases began to
“We shall reverse the policy in States mint in Philadelphia in a sin
but was undertaken on behalf of two come in to the board of health office Cuba, beginning, naturally, with the gle consignment. A special train will
By 1 recall of Weyler.
gentlemen, one a Canadian, who de with
I informed the be secured for the purpose of transport
cided on running an expedition to tha o’clock there had been 16 cases reiairt- queen yesterday that the liberal party ing it, the bullion will be placed in
coast of Cuba, and, if successful, iden ed, and by 7 o’clock tonight all previous would accept the responsibility of office charge of some express company which
records of this season had been broken, most willingly if her majesty honored can guarantee its safety, and all neces
tifying themselves with the cause.
so far as new cases were concerned. the party with her confidence; that the sary precautions will be taken to pre
Neal Dow, the groat ten>|>erance ad
In a few hours three deaths had also liberal party had plane for all pending vent accident while the consignment
vocate, died at his home in Portland,
been reported to the board. The phy questions of the day in Spain, and cer is in transit.
Me. It was through his'efforts that in
sicians were not at a loss to explain the tainly would grant to Cuba autonomy
As the present output of Cripple
1884 an amendment to the constitution
increase in cases.
They took the view along the lines traced in the program Creek is about <1,000,000 per month,
of Maine was adopted by a popular vote
that it might be expected that numer of the Cuban autonomists themselves. this will be one of the largest ship
of nearly three to one, in which it was
ous cases would still continue daily to I said so in my manifesto in June, and ments of gold bullion that ever crossed
deolared that the manufacture, sale and
be reported, Dr. Oliphant said to- I have repeated the same promise dur the continent.
keeping for sale of intoxicating bever
ing the government holidays. The lib
ages was forever forbidden, and com
Fight With Cattle Thieve*.
“The stern enforcement of the law eral party is prepared to grant to Cuba
manding the legislature to enact suit
requiring all physicians to report all possible government, a broad tariff
City, Or., OcL 6.—Sheriff
able laws for the enforcement of the
promptly both suspicious and actual and every concession compatible with Kilburn and posse had a hot fight last
cases of yellow fever, has a material the inflexible defense of Spain’s rule night at 9 o’clock with two cattle
The topic of the day in Paris has bees effect in increasing the number of and sovereignty in the West Indies. thieves on Lower Powder river. Forty
the refusal of M. Loze, French ambasa- cases.' ’
We believe this will satisfy the major shots were exchanged. Fred Hull was
dor at Vienna, to accept the appoint
A Million by Registered Mall.
ity of Cubans and we will act 111U8 shot through the arm, but escaped to
ment tendered him ns governor Algeria,
this city. Earl Wheeler was not cap
New York, Oct. 7.—The <1,000,000 spontaneously.”
on the ground that he does not desire in gold which was received from Austra
tured. Hull called a doctor to his
to leave his aged parents, lie declares lia at San Francisco is beginning to
Tortured by Thibetan«.
lodging-house and was caught there to
that he will remain in Vienna, but the arrive in this city. It is being sent
Bombay, Oct. 5.—Henry Savage day.
Marquis d’Reversau has already been
The thieves had 80 cattle,which they
hither by registered mail. One bank Landor, a well-known artist, traveler
•Appointed to replace hint, and the cab
received <100,000 today, and a private and writer, and the grandson of the were driivng to Idaho across Snake riv
inet has decided that this appointment bank was in receipt of <40,000. The celebrated Walter Savage Landor, ha* er, expecting to exchange them and
must stand. M, Loao. therefore, will gold was in canvas hags holding <1,000 just returned from India, after a ler- bring back strange cattle to the butch
have to make an ignominious retreat.
each, in shape like a sausage. The gov rible experience. He had undertaken er. The gang is suspected of having
The Orange-Judd Farmer, in ita ernment, having declined to trans|>ort an exploring tour in Thil»et. but he was ojierated for a long time.
final estimate of the year’s crop, says the gold from San Francisco to this abandoned by all the members of his
Fatal 1'ralrie Fire.
that figures, based on actual threshing city at government express rates, or to company, except two coolies. Finally,
D., Oct. 6.—Persons from
returns, indicate a total yield of 589,- pay out currency for it here, on tele the Thibetans arrested him by an act of 20 miles north state that as a result of
000,000 bushels of wheat, of which graphic transfer, and the im)>orters treachery, sentenced him to death, and, the big prairie fire, one man has died
373,000,000 bushels in winter, and finding the ordinary express charges too after torturing him with hot irons, ac> and others may die. Seven or eight
215,470,000 bushels in spring wheat. onerous, a cheaper plan of sending it tually carried him to the execution were badly burned, one family named
The report says the corn crop la exceed by registered mail, taking out policies grounds. At almost the last minute, Preston all being in a dangerous condi
ingly disappointing, and an outside es of insurance against loss, was adopted. the execution was stopped by the grand tion.
Hundreds of tons of hay and
latna, who commuted the sentence to
grain were destroyed. The fire was
Drought during the past two months
causer! by men making a fire break.
reduced the average condition from selman, 80 miles southeast of Ottawa, cies of rack which greatly injured
Four Fishermen Drowned.
82.3 a month ago to 78.9 on October 1.
New York, OcL 6.—Four pound
An average oats yield of 28.7 bushels supposed to have been destroyed by being chained for eight days, he was
per acre suggests a crop of 814,000.000 fire. Fire is raging in the brush sur released. Mr. Landor has no fewer fishermen of North Long Branch, N.J.,
bushels, 100,000,600 more than last rounding the village, and no ttauis can than 22 wounds as the result of his tor were drowned today while about their
pass either way.
work, about 100 yards off shore.
Burglars broke into the office of the
Money for Weyler.
Dr. Gutter«« Quarantined.
Hamilton, Ala., OcL o. — While re
steamer Flyer on the water front at
Havana. Oct. 6.—The steamer Reina
turning from a party near here late last
Seattle, anil, after overhauling the con
Guiteras, the yellow fever expert, en night til people were thrown from a Crista, which arrived today, brought to
tent« of severs I trunks, carried away
route to Galveston from New Orleans, boat into the Battahachie river and Captain-General Weyler, <2.000,000, it
the safe, weighing 400 pounds. No
St. Louis, to exaimne health condi four of the occupnate drowned. Those is asserted, to be applied in military ex
trace of it has been found.
tions here, was held up by the Houston drowned were Misses Lime Smith, penses. Tomorrow, 100 Spanish sold
A California company propose« to
quarantine officers this morning, ami io Belle Key, Mary T. Wearingen and iers sick or otherwise incapacitated,
build three enormous rafts at Stella, on
uow in Camp Detention at Spring sta Ella Phillips. Their escorts, Robert will return to Spain.
the Columbia river, and take them to
tion. There is no objection to Dr. and John Wright, brothers, who caused
St. Paul, Oct. 6.—Samuel P. J. Mc
Han Francisco during the coming sun
Guiteras' ooming into Galveston. He the boat to capsise by rocking it, saved Millan, United States senator from
nier. Each raft will contain over 30,-
will be escorted here by the health their own lives. The feeling is so bit 1876 to 1888 died at his home in this
000 piles, to be used by the Southern
board as soon as be is released from ter against the two men that they have city last night of anemia. He bad been
Pacific C-ompany in the const ruction
ill for nearly a year.
aud repair of wharvee.
I left town
Evidence of Steady Growth
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
The city council of Spokane has fixed
the tax levy for that city at 13’4 mills.
The shingle mill at Machias was de
stroyed by fire; also 1,500,000 shingles.
A 350-pound bear was killed a few
miles above Dudley, in Walla Walla
A band of 4,000 sheep was recently
purchased at North Yakima for ship
ment to Chicago.
Wm. Orr, of Walla Walla, was almost
instantly killed by the breaking of an
electric light pole.
There is a regular stampede of gold-
seekers to the new discoveries in the
vicinity of Mt. Baker.
The Bank of Garfield, having gone
into voluntary 1 quidation, will close
its doors January 1, 1898.
A boy named William Hutton, who
accidentally shot his arm off recently,
c’ied in Bucoda of heart failure.
A new public library has been opened
at Walla Walla. The directors pur
chased <400 worth of new books.
Since January 1, 274 articles of incor
poration, representing a total capital
stock of <256,691,600, have been tiled
Farmers’ institutes have recently
been held at different points in Westerr.
Washington, conducted by officials of
the state agricultural college.
It is reported that tiie whole board
of county commissioners oi Cowlitz
county will resign their positions in
January. All have the Klondike fever,
and will start for that section in Feb
The Tulalups are camped along the
Snohomish river in large numbers,
pursuing the silver salmon. One morn
ing recently they sold 1,400 at 6 cents
each, to the local fish-dealers in Sno
The United States fish commission
has placed 3,000 mountain trout fry in
Clear lake, near Goshen. Some 50,000
will be placed in the waters of Western
Thurston county, by a late school
census, has an enumeration of 2,173
children of school age, a decrease of
127 from the total of last year. The
decrease is in the country districts, and
Olympia shows an increase of 33.
A crazy man whose name could not
be learned created considerable excite
ment in Tekoa by divesting himself of
all his clothing and taking a run down
Main street. After the man bad been
captured by citizens and persuader! to
don his clothing, he was allowed to
There is a great scarcity of threshing
machines in the vicinity of Tekoa, and
farmers are offering bonuses besides
the regular price in order to get thresh
ers. One farmer offered a cash bonus
of <50 besides the regular rates, to get
a thresher to thresh his grain, and
could not get it.
Under a recent opinion by the attor
ney-general the apportionment on all
uncollected school taxes must be applied
under the new law , passed by the last
Under this ruling, the
larger cities will receive from 35 to 40
per cent more out of the school fund
than they have been getting.
Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 5.—One person
killer! outright, one so badly injured
that he died soon after the accident,
another severely injured, and many
sligldty hurt, is the result of a wreck
on the Denver & Rio Grande, at Colo-
paxi, seven miles west of Pueblo, at 2 .
o’clock this morning, caused by th*
breaking of a journal on one of the
coaches. The train, the first section
narrow-gauge, from over Marshall pass,
was slowing down to take the siding at
Colopaxi. While running at 10 miles
an hour, a journal on the rear trucks
of the first day coach broke. The ear
pitched over on its side and dragged
with it all the cars behind, another
coach, two sleepers and the company’s
paycar. Three tourist cars, the bag-
gage-car and the engine, all ahead of
the first coach, remained on the track.
The ears were all crowded with ex
cursionists bound to the Festival of
Mountain and Plain at Denver. There
was little excitement and not much
wreckage, as the train was running
Mrs. McIntyre was in a lower berth
in the forward sleeper, and was found
after the wreck lying dead on the
ground near her berth window. She
was badly crushed.
Mr. Seyler was standing on the plat
form between the two coaches when
the wreck occurred. He was badly
crushed. He was conscious and dictat
ed several telegrams to relatives.
Of the injured, Mrs. Robinson alone
is seriously hurt, and her death is
feared. She is at the railroad hospital
The list of those hurt is complete
from her case to those who received
only a scratch.
Immediately after the accident a re
lief train was sent out from Salida,
and all were promptly given attention.
Railroad officials have been overwhelm
ed with inquiries all day, and have
freely given all the information at their
disposal. Wrecking crews were sent
from Pueblo, and the track was clear
at 5 a. tn.
New Kailroad Line.
Biggs, Or., Oct. 5.—The Columbia
Southern Railway Company ran its first
train over the road tonight, connecting
with train No. 4 on the O. R. & N.
At precisely 8 p. m., Engineer Spear
pulled the throttle, and engine No. 1
moved out of Biggs up a heavy grade.
The run was made to Wasco in one
D. C. O’Reilly, the genera) manager,
stated that at least three months’ busi
ness awaited shipment. Two hundred
thousand sacks of wheat are stored at
the Wasco terminus, and the farmers
of Sherman county will haul the bnlk
of their grain to Wasco and ship it by^
the Columbia Southern.
It is proposed to extend this road to
Prineville, and eventually build on
through to Southern Oregon. This will
reclaim from the wilderness a vast area
of country, and relegate to the past
the stage coach which has heretofore
been the only means of transportation.
E. E. Lytle is president, D. C. O’Reilly
is general manager, and Miss May En
right is secretary of the Columbia
Southern. They have their own pas
senger-car and engine equipment, but
interchange with the O. R. & N., using
the cars of that company for freight
Strychnine in the Coffee.
Schuyler, Neb., Oct. 5.—A physi
cian summoned hastily to the home of
Frank Davis, nine mites northwest of
here this morning, found four of the
seven Davis children and the mother
dead, a fifth child in a dying condition
and a sixth victim ill. Strychnine had
been put in the coffee, apparently by
the mother, but for what cause is not
A 48-pound salmon was landed by a
Mr. Davis and his eldest son left
home before breakfast.
A Yambill county man picked 339 meal was prepared, the rest sat down,
pounds of hops in one day.
and early in its course, the mother
Over 900 acres of flax were cultivat made such a remark as: “Eat a good
ed in Lynn county this year.
breakfast, and we’ll all go together.’’
Seuferts’ cannery, at The Dalles, is One of the sons, frightened at the re
putting up 1,000 cases of salmon a day. mark, did not partake of the meal.
Soutwhest Oregon Reporter is the
Burned to Death.
name of a new paper at Langlois, Curry
Springfield, Mass., Oct. 5.—A special
to the Union from East Longmeadow
An Oregon grizzly bear weighing
says that Mrs. George Brownlee and
800 pounds was killed on Gate creek,
her two sons, Thomas, aged 21, and
in Lane county.
James, aged 19, were burned to death
A young man named James Neal, a in their home early this morning, and
Bhot and the house destroyed. The family had
killed himself near Long Creek.
all escaped. Mrs. Brownlee, losing
A peach weighing one and a half her head, rushed back into the house,
pounds, and measuring 13\ inches in thinking her sons had not come ont.
circumference, is a Douglass county Thomas rushed after her to save her,
and James after Thomas. The mother
Notices have been posted on the can and elder son were overcome, while
nery at Marshfield notifying fishermen James got out, but was burned so se
that the prices of salmon had been re verely that he died this afternoon.
Mr. Brownlee himself was badly
duced to 25 and 10 cents.
burned on the hands and face.
The completed assessment roll of
Clatsop county for 1897 show a total
The Fintol Discharged.
valuation of <3,098,740, as against <4,-
Visalia, Cal., Oct. 5.—Those who
012,505 last year.
find diversion in playfully pointing a
The Oregon "Telegraph & Telephone pistol at a friend from alleged sense of
Company is surveying a route for a tele humor had another objeet lesson here
phone line from Monroe to some point this afternoon in the killing of Austin
on the main line between Harrisburg Orr, 12 years old, by his half-brother,
Clarence Crow, aged 20. Crow had
A contract has been awarder! to build loaded his pistol only a few minutes
a levee across Lost river slough, in earlier, and had laughingly pointed the
Klamath county, for <2,490. The en weapon at his brother. The pistol was
croachments of the w aters of Tule lake unintentionally discharged, the bnllet
have made the construction of this entering near the left eye, killing thi^
A Lane county fruit grower has can
ned seven carloads of pie fruit at hie
farm, placing it in from one to five-gal
lon cans, principally the former.
The body of the tramp who was killed
by a train at Huron, was buried by the
ooroner. It was not identified. All
that was found on the body was a plat
ed spoon and four or five pounds of po
tatoes in a sack. The coroner describee
the young man as being about 20 years
old, five feet seven inches in height,
having dark brown hair, blue eyes and
as never having been shared.
A Well Known Frontiersman.
Denver, Oct. 5.—A special to the
News from Cheyence says:
Packer F. P. Delaney, one of the beet-
known and most respected frontiersmen
in the West, died at the Fort Ruseell
hospital today. Mr. Delaney had been
unable to leave his bed for some
The increase in the production of
gold has been very rapid during the
past twelve years and is proceeding now
at a greater rate than ever.