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DEFENSE OF THE PORT
Schooner Caspar Wrecked on the Cal
General Nelson A. Miles Makes His An
Point Arena. Cal.. Oct. 26.—Thirteen
Washington,Oct. 25.—General Miles,
TO BUY UNION PACIFIC
Out of a Population of Twenty-Piru
Hundred, Only Five Survive.
(Office of Downing, Hopkina A Co., Chicago
Board of Trade Brokers. 711-714 Ch amber ul Coia-
rnerve Building, Portland, Oregon.)
New York, Oct. 25.—A Herald dis
General Wilson Reports on seamen, comprising almost the entire major-general commanding the army, Russell Sage Forms a Syn
patch from Havana says:
crew of the schooner Caspar, were has made his report to the secretary of
newspaper publishes and vouohea for
dicate in New York.
drowned early this morning by tho war. General Miles says in part:
RROGRESS MADE UPON THE WORK
intimates for Hirer and
proveuient* in Oregou and
Washington, Oct. 25.—In the ax
onal report of General Wilson, chief of
•nigneers, the following is said about
iefenses at the mouth of the Columbia:
"The defenses include works of the
aider type, one garrisoned and one in
ebarge of an ordnance sergeant. With
tho funds appropriated by the act of
1896, work was commenced during the
year on five emplacements for 10-inoh
guns on disappearing carriages, two
emplacements for 8-inch guns on disap
pearing carriages, and two mining case
mates. At the close of the year, the
JO-incb emplacements were Completed,
And three Ill-inch carriages mounted.
A wharf had been built for the con
itruction of the 8-inch emplacements,
«11 necessary plant assembled and the
casemate was also under construction.
With the funds appropriated by the act
Of 1897, an additional emplacement for
an 8-iuch gun on a disappearing car
riage and a mortar battery for eight 12-
inch mortars will be constructed.
the close of the year, plans for these
works had been partially prepared.
There are no existing works of defense
on Puget sound.”
The following estimates we made for
river and harbor improvements for
Oregon and Washington for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1899:
■ 'oqiitlle river................................................. |115,OOO
Vppcr Coquille river.................................... CS.Ooo
Coo« B«v........ ................................................ 600,tilt
Siuslaw river.................................................. 100,<W0
Tillamook Bay................................................ 52,(00
Columbia rl( er below Tongue point —. 71,5."O
Columbia river hik I Lower Willamette... MX(,iXW
• anai al Cascades ..................................... 334.260
uauaing the Maiers of the Columbia
Vpper Columbia and Snake rivers........... 20,000
Uray’s harbor.................................................. $430,000
1‘ngci sound..................................................... 25,000
Everett harbor............................................... 150,000
Chehalis river................................................ 3,000
Olympia harbor............................................ 20,000
No action has been taken on the ap
propriation for a harbor of refuge at
Port Orford, the secretary holding that
the demands of commerce are not suffi
cient to occasion the expenditure.
The simple announcement is made
that the secretary has not approved the
project at Yaquina, and no estimate is
It is stated that the land has not yet
been acquired for the boat railway at
For the same reason,
nothing has been done on the Seattle
CERTIFICATES NOT REQUIRED.
Judge Hanford'» Ruling a» to Wives and
Children of Chine»» Merchant».
Seattle, Oct. 25.—Judge Hanford,
»f the federal court, today handed down
a decision in a Chinese case, in which
he holds that the wives and children of
Chinese merchants doing business ip
the United States do not have to have
certificates from the Chinese govern
ment to entitle them to enter this
sonntry. Government officials here say
that, if the opinion is upheld by the
higher courts, it means that the impor
tant section of the Chinese exclusion
act which provides that sons and
daughters of Chinese merchants doing
business in this country must secure
certificates from their home government
is no longer the law. United States
District Attorney Brinker w ill at once
report to the treasury department Judge
Hanford's ruling, and it is expected
that the attorney-genreal’s office will at
once take stejis to have the case ap
pealed to the supreme court.
Treasury agents claim that if the de
cision holds it will open the gates for a
flood of Orientals, for, if certificates are
not required, any number of Chinese
can claim to be children of merchants
in the United States.
Judge Hanford's decision is in direct
opposition to that of Judge Lacombe,
of New York.
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE KILLED
"Terrible I.o«n »t Life by Cyclone In the
Madrid, Oct. 25.—A dispatch from
Leyte, Philippine islands, says that
place has been almost devastated by a
cyclone, that many persons have been
killed and that the damage to property
The cyclone destroyed the towns of
Tagloban and Hernani, on the island
of Leyte, as well as several villages.
It is estimated that 400 persons lost
their lives through tho disaster.
Ijater advices from Manila say the
cyclone occurred on October 12, and
added that Carriga and Burga, on the
eastern coast of Leyte, had t>een wiped
out, and that an immense wave swept
the island. Several hundred natives
}ierished at Tagloban. The cyclone
also swept the island of Sammar. The
full extent of the catastrophe is not yet
known, but the damage is estimated at
"The army, although inadequate in
point of numbers, was never in a higher
state of efficiency.
“The progress that has been made on
the Pacific coast in the establishment
of modern batteries of artillery have
made it necessary to occupy new ground
and to adopt a new system of defense.”
Attention its invited to the report of
General Merriam, commanding the de
partment of the Columbia, especially to
the need of a larger garrison at the en
trance to the Columbia river, and to hi»
report on the condition and necessities
of the great territory of Alaska.
As all the other territories have been
occupied by military postsand measures
have been adopted for building military
.oads, bridging rivers, and, in fact,
siding and blocking out the way for
occupation of the vast territories by
citizens, it is deemed but just and ad
visable t*iat the same liberal spirit
should be manifested toward that great
and important territory. He says:
"As far as practicable it would, in
my opinion, be advisable to have its
W’aters thoroughly examined by such of
the naval force us could be used for that
purpose, and as military reconnoiter
ing and exploring parties in past years
have been sent to the country to fur
nish knowledge of its character, re
sources and necessities, this, in my
judgment, should be continued on a
larger and more liberal scale.
there is no conflict between the popula
tion, composed of some 20,000 Indians
and the white explorers and settlers,
yet, as the former are supplied with
modern arms, they may become turbu
lent and troublesome. Such has been
the history of nearly all the tribes in
the other territories. Hence, it would
be but reasonable to anticipate the
necessity for a military force in that
territory by the establishment of at least
three military posts to support the civil
authorities, to give protection to the
white settlers, and to aid in maintain
ing law in that remote section.”
In the last 10 years much attention
has been given to coast defenses, and
most beneficial results are apparent.
Approximately, 926,000,000 has been
appropriated by the government, which
is nearly one-third of what is required
to put the country in a safe condition
of defense. Although the general de-
«ire of our people, he says, is to main
tain peace with all nations, and the
policy of the government is one of good
will and peaceful relations with all
others, it would be more judicious to
provide defenses than to remain in a
condition of insecurity and permit the
THE NOTE ANSWERED.
accumulated wealth of many genera
tions to be destroyed or endangered by
Spain Say« She Han Done All In Her
any foreign power with which we are
Power to End the War.
liable to come in contact.”
Madrid, Oct. 26.—In the special note
He recommends fortification appro
to Minister Woodford, the government priations in the West as follows:
declares that Spain has done all in her Sail Diego...................................................... t 720,000
power to end the war in Cuba, and cites San Francisco.............................................. 1,336,000
the many sacrifices which have been Columbia
made by the nation, the num tier of
He recommends strongly an increase
troops sent to Cuba, and the reforms
which arc carried out on the island, in the army of at least two additional
regiments of artillery, saying that by
which are fully described.
The note ends with the statement December 31 a number of positions will
that "Spain will not admit the right be armed in part or fully with modern
of any foreign power to interfere in any appliances of war, and that in these im
portant positions there are no troops
of her affairs.”
El Tem]»o publishes with reserve the stationed and none available for assign
announcement that tho reply of the ment to the stations without taking
Spanish government to the United them from stations where they are at
States, presented to General Woodford, present imperatively required.
He suggests the necessity of adding
the American minister at Madrid, de
clares that, if the United States does four infantry regiments, and recom
not stop the sailing of filibustering ex mends that congress fix a standard of
peditions from American ports, Spain strength on a basis of the total popula
will re-establish the right to search ves tion. This standard, lie thinks, should
be a maximum of one enlisted man to
sels anchoring in Cuban waters.
El Liberal thinks a rupture fiossible every 1.000 population, and the mini
as the result of negotiations between mum, one soldier to every 2,000 popu
Spain and the United States, and lation.
Robbed Their Benefactor.
thinks Spain ought to avoid this rup
ture, so far as duty and honor permit,
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 25.—Andrew
but that the government should act in Norlin was held up last night near
a spirit of moderation and that the Puyallup and robbed of $40. Norlin
nation will under no circumstances au had been working in Montana, and,
thorize a renunciation of Spain’s rights. while in Spokane, met two men who
were "dead broke” and beating their
Australian» Klondike Crazy.
way to the coast.
He had 975, and
San Francisco, OcL 26.—Australia took pity on them, paying their way on
will add its share of goldhunters to freight trains. In repayment for all
the Klondike region next year. When his kindness, as soon as they got off the
the Alameda sailed from Sydney the train at Puyallup, they almost choked
offices of the Oceanic Steamship com their benefactor to death, and took
pany were being besieged with miners what money lie had left. Norlin gave
anxious to get to the new land of gold. a fairly good description of the robbers,
Hundreds of letters a day were being and the police have hopes of capturing
received, asking for information about them.
the land of glaciers and treasure. A
Life on the Trail.
lengthy circular containing the gen
Chicago, Oct. 25.—A letter by C. J.
eral information that was sought was Gregory, formerly of Chicago, who left
prepared and copies of it were sent to here for Alaska in August, is a clear
portrayal of the hardships of the White
It is thought by the officers of the pass:
Alameda that the next steamer will
“There have been six suicides," he
come to this port crowded with gold- writes, "three hangings and eleven
hunters for the Yukon.
killings, besides a number of deaths
from exposure. It coets |1 to get a let
Fatal New York Fire.
through to Skaguay, and 10 centB
New York, OcL 26.—Two men lost
their lives in a fire today on Broadway, to get it mailed. Prices here are very
near Ninth. When the bodies were high. Flour at Lake Bennett brings
found, one was in a standing position, 960 a sack; bacon, fl per pound; beans,
the upper part of the body being over a 91 per pound; horseshoe nails bring 50
beam. The other was at a front win cents apiece; a pair of shoes will bring
dow, indicating that the man had •nv price you like or want to ask; over-
struggled to reaeh air and escape the ills, |5.”_______
Troops for India.
flames. The fir* was in a three-story
brick building, owned by the Sailor's
London, Oct. 25.—A large draft of
Snug Harbor estate, and occupied by soldiers has been ordered to get ready
the laundry of Gardner & Vail. The to reinforoe eight British cavalry regi
loss is (25,000.
ments now in India.
wreck of their vessel. The rocky shore
in this vicinity was strewn with wreck
age today, but there was no way of
identifying the ship until this evening,
when two men from shore, who had
gone out in a small boat to secure any
of the crew who might still be alive,
picked up Captain Anfindsen and Sea
men Chris Larsen, who had been float
ing about on an improvised raft for
over 14 hours.
To his rescuers, Adolph Peterson and
Henry Anderson, the captain said the
bark struck on a reef this morning and
seven minutes later capsized. When
she tipped over, all the crew were
washed overboard. The steamer car
ried 15 men, but from the moment the
accident ocourred the captain has seen
none of his crew except his companion,
Larsen, and haB nodoubt that the other
13 have all been lost.
When thrown into the water, Anfind-
sen and Larsen by good fortune were
enabled to raft some pieces of floating
timber. They succeeded in drawing
the boards together, and clung to the
improvised raft from the timo of the
accident until late this afternoon, while
the storm beat about them, being ex
posed to the most fearful gale of the
season. They had almost succumbed
from cold, exposure and exhaustion,
and were with great difficulty saved by
The eea has been so high all day that
it has been impossible to launch a boat
from shore, and even this evening the
two men who went out and accom
plished the rescue risked their lives in
Later in the evening the steamer
Alcazar cruised about the scene of the
wreck, but could find no trace of the
This is a very dangerous locality for
shipping, and when a vessel is once
thrown on the rocks she is certain to
be doomed, and there is little chance
for the escape of her unfortunate crew.
The Caspar sailed from San Francisco
yesterday for Usal, where she was to
load lumber for San Francisco. She
was owned by the Caspar Lumber Com
pany, and registered 300 tons.
The drowned are:
Morris Peterson, first mate.
Andrew Anderson, second mate.
George Offerman, chief engineer.
John Kuhn, assistant engineer.
N. C. Helverson, seaman.
Louis Bruoe, seaman.
The cook, name unknown, and five
others whose names are also unknown.
Will Demand Duty.
An Aged Soldier.
Victoria. Oct. 25.—Hereafter every
pound of goods not bought in Canada
will have to pay duty before being al
lowed in the Klondike oountry. The
Canadian government has seen fit to re
voke the regulation allowing prospec
tor» to take in 100 pounds of goods free
of duty, and customs officers will be
placed on the Stickeen route as well as
at Tagish lake and on the Yukon.
Valparaiso, Ind., Oct. 26.—Uncle
Charles Decker, the oldest man in For-
toco, and probably the oldest soldier of
the late war, is dead. He was 99 years
old. During the war, at that time be
ing 61 years old, he enlisted in com
pany I, Nineteenth Indiana cavalry,
serving one year, when be was dis.
charged for disability.
Survey of Seal Islands.
Washington, Oct. 25.—General Duf
field, of the geodetic survey, lias word
from the Pribyloff islands, under date
of September 6, which indicates that
the party engaged in the survey of the
seal islands, under the direction of his
son, «rill complete their labors this
Yellow Fever at New Orleans.
Apples, pears and plums when taken
New Orleans. Oct. 25.—A 7 o’clock
Swords equal to the best ever made without sugar diminish rather than in-
50 new oases and five deaths had been
are still produced st Toledo in Spain. crease the acidity of the stomach.
GOVERNMENT TO BE PAID IN FULL
Subscribers Are Prominent Wall Street
New York, Oct. 25. — RiiBsell Sago
created a sensation in Wall street late
yesterday by announcing that he had
been invited by President McKinley to
form a syndicate to bid on the Union
Pacific railroad on the basis of satisfy
ing the full government claim in tho
Union Pacific. Mr. Sage invited sub
scriptions to a plan to be hereafter
brought out by him.
The payment of
the government claim in full is under
stood to be the first condition in thia
plan. Mr. Sage’s representative an
nounced last nigh, that he had received
subscriptions for over 975,000,000
within two hours of his announcement.
It was said that he would continue to
receive subscriptions until his plan was
subscribed at least three times over.
As to the bond transactions, Mr. Sage
thinks there is unlimited capital avail
able for settlement of the Pacific road
debt without loss to the government.
Among tho subscriptions reported to
Mr. Sage's Union Pacific scheme were
Mr. Astor’s subscription is said to
have been received by cable. Some of
1 the names are said to represent other
interests besides the subscribers. It is
said a large insurance company will
Mr. Sage goes to Washington today
to confer with the president and the
attorney-general, at their request.
LAUNCH BOILER EXPLODED.
| Accident to One of the Boats
Boston, Oct. 25.—The boiler of one
of the steam launches of the battleship
Texas blew up while it was alongside
the battleship, and a number of men,
including two officers and a surgeon,
were injured, none fatally.
The explosion occurred just as the
launch reached the side of the ship,
having towed down two ship’s boats
full of men who were engaged in the
naval parade. On the launch at the
time were 35 men, including Lieuten
ant-Commander Delhanty, Lieutenant
Bristol, Ensign Wadhams and Dr. W.
K. Dubose, the ship' ssurgeon. The
smokestack, the top of the boiler and
part of the canopy over the boiler were
blown into the air, and what was left
of the launch caught fire from the
flame that followed the bursting of the
boiler, but the fire had little to burn.
In the pit with the boiler John Phil
lips, an oiler, and John Fisher, a coal
passer, were thrown violently against
the wooden partition.
badly injured internally. Ph'Hips es-
cajied with severe bruises. The cox
swain, Thomas Sullivan, was thrown
against the side of the launch, but
was only bruised, and the sailor with
him was completely blackened by soot,
but unhurt. Dr. Dubose had two front
teeth knocked out.
Marcus Whitman*» Grave at Whitman
Walla Walla, Wash., Oct. 25.—This
afternoon Marcus Whitman's grave, at
Whitman mission, seven miles west of
Walla Walla, was opened, preparatory
to the erection of a mausoleum of brick
and granite thereon by the Whitman
Memorial Association. President Pen
rose, of Whitman college; a few stu
dents and newspaper men only were
present, besides the contractors.
Near the surface of the mound in one
corner, four skulls nearly intact were
discovered; also a number of minor
bones. The skull of Dr. Whitman was
recognized by the gold filling in one of
his teeth and a tomahawk wound at the
baBe of the Bkull.
Dr. Whitman, his wife and 11 asso
ciates, massacred 50 years ago. are sup
posed to be buried in the grave.
The bones were brought to this city
this evening, to be classified by physi
cians. After being placed in a glass
case for inspection for a few days, they
will be returned to their resting-place,
and the mausoleum of brick and granite
erected over them.
Th® Yerkes Telescope.
the following: At Chascapeba, la the
district of San Julian, belonging to th*
municipality of Melana del Sur ther*
were concentrated 2,500 persons. Theo*
reconcentradoa were the only inhabit
ants of the place. Now there are only
five survivors, the rest having died of
hunger and fever. In Havana city it
is no unusual sight to see 10 or IB
dead on one plaza early in the morn
ing. The employers employ regular
roundsmen to remove bodies from th*
There is no abatement in the activity
of the rebels in the western province».
The special regiment of Veragna on
its way to the Rubi hills in Pinar del
Rio, stumbled across a dynamite bomb
and loet 10 killed and 41 wounded.
Further on thev came across another,,
but it failed to explode. The soldier*
became terrified and refused to proceed.
In Havana province 100 rebels of
Raoul Arango’s oommand entered and
raided a town. They carried away a
quantity of clothing and provision*
without a shot being fired by the garri
son. Near Artemisa, Havana province,
a band of insurgents under Aooa at
tacked and macheted the Spanish guer
illa foroe stationed on the Neptun*
In a railroad collision between A ric
in isa and Mangas several soldiers were
Inhabitants of a suburb of Havana
report hearing firing just outside the
town last night. The firing continued
for several hours, and this morning
some wounded troops were brought in.
No details of the tight have been ob
but the undertone has been very strong
i at times, and prices were up 5 cents
over a week ago. The news has been
quite bullish in tone, and foreigners
have been liberal buyers of wheat for
About the only
thing that at all favored the bears was
the fact that rains had fallen moder
ately over the drouth stricken area, and
that fall work was again in progress in
the winter wheat sections.
of wheat have been large, with an ur
gent demand for good milling wheat
from nearly all quarters. Exports for 1
the month of Septemlter were the larg
est on record, footing up 26,000,000
bushelf. The American visible supply
shows an increase of 199,000 bushels
for last week, and now totals 24,629,-
! 000 bushels, against 57,285,000 a year
ago. The fact that France lias again
been a large buyer of wheat the past
week has done much to stimulate
prioes, and were it not that speculation
is very light we should have seen a far
greater advance. Wheat is on a legiti
mate basis—the basis of supply and de
mand—but every oneneems to be afraid
of it because they compare prices with
what they were a year ago, and many
predict declines, but while the cash de
mand is as urgent as it is now, and
foreigners are buying our wheat and
flour at the rate they are now doing,
there is no chance for more than slight
reactions and everything favors a
higher rauge of values. We feel very
bullish on tho situation, r.nd advise
our friends to get hold of some wheat
and it will soon show them a good
There I imh been more weakness
shown in corn than the most sanguine
bear had looked for, and as holders be
came easily frightened and threw their
holdings on a market that was narrow
and with light trade at the start, the
result can easily be foreseen—rather
sharp decline with shorts the best buy
ers. Receipts have been larg'
Wheat—Walla Walla, 80@81c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 83 @84c per bushel.
Four—Best grades, $4.50; graham,
93.70; superfine, 92.50 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, 34@85c; choice
gray, 82@M3c per bushel.
Barley—Feed barley, 918(320; brew-
ing, 920 per ton.
Millstiffs—Bran, 914 [>er ton; mid
dlings, 921; shorts, 915.50.
Hay—Timothy, 912(312.50; clover,
910(311; California wheat, 910; do
oat, 111; Oregon wild hay, 99(310 per
Eggs—22 14c per dozen.
Butter—Fancy oreamery, 45 (3 50c;
fair to good, 35@40c; dairy, 25@85c
Cheese — Oregon,
America, 12>fcc; California, 9@10c
, Poultry—Chickens, mixed, 92.50(3
3.00 per doezn; broilers, 92.00(32.50;
geese, 94.00(35.00: ducks, 93.00(34.00
per dozen; turkeys, live, 8(39c per
Potatoes—Oregon Burbanks, 85@40c
per sack; sweets. 91-40 per cental.
Onions—Oregon, new. red, 90c; yel-
low, 80c per cental.
Hops—8@ 15c per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, 6(3 7o.
Wool—Valley, 14(3 16c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 7(312c; mohair, 20
(g 22c per pound.
Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 92.50(32.60; dressed mutton,
5c; spring lambs, 5J»c per pound.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, 94.50;
light and feeders, 93.00(34.00; dressed,
95.50(36.00 per JOO pounds.
New York, Oct. 35.—The Herald ha*
made investigation int? the alleged de
parture of the filibustering expedition
from New York on the schooner Silver
Heels last Saturday. As to the suspic
ious circumstances attending the depar
ture of the vessel, H. P. Brown, her
agent said: "There is nothing suspic
ious about the Railing of the Silver
Heels. She took nothing which could
be regarded as contraband goods. Sh*
sailed for Norfolk and Charleston m
search of a charter. As her agent, I
should oertainly have known if she had
taken cargo from this port.”
Despite the emphatic denial o*
Brown, the Herald learns from other
sources that the Silver Heels did leave
New York Saturday night loaded with
arms and ammunition, and that ah*
went direct to sea. At some point *n
the high seas she is expected to trans
fer her cargo to another craft which
would have armed men on board,
whose destination is Cuba. Toma*
Estrada Palma, the Cuban representa
"I am positive that no armed expedi
tion left thia port for Cuba. ”
Hold-Up on Hlnklyou Mountain.
Ashland, Or., Oct. 25.—D. C. Pit
zer, a gardener, living four miles south
of Ashland, came to town this morning
and reported that, while returning
from a trip to Northern California,
where he had been with a load of pro
duce, and while on Siskiyou mountain,
near Steinman, where the stage road
crosses the railroad, at 7 o’clock last
evening, he was stopped by two high
waymen, who ordered him down front
his wagon with drawn revolvers, after
which they rifled his pockets of a saak
containing 948 in silver, but over
looked 930 in gold in a trousers pocket.
The robbers then told him to get oa
his wagon and make himself scarce,
which he did in a hurry, reaching bi*
home at 8 o’clock, and not reporting to
the local authorities until thia morn
ing. The authorities are now inveaki-
gating the case. Pitzer is not able to
Veal—Large, 4J^@5c; small, 5)4 @ give a very complete description of tb*
6c per pound.
Cherokee« Are Arming.
Butter — Fancy native creamery,
brick, 28(325c; ranch, 10(315c.
Cheese—Native Washington, 10(3
12c; California, 9)4c.
Eggs—Fresh ranch, 28 (3 30c.
Poultry—Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 11*4°: spring chickens, 92.50(3
3 00; ducks, 98.50(34.00.
Wheat—Feed wheat, 926 per ton.
Oats—Choice, per ton, 921 @22.
Corn—Whole, 922; cracked, per ton,
922; feed meal, 922 per ton.
Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton,
922; whole, 922.
Fresh Meats—Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6c; cows, 5)4c; mutton sheep,
6c; pork, 614c; veal, small, 6.
Fresh Fish—Halibut, 4c: salmon, 4
(35c; salmon trout, 8c; flounders and
sole, B‘4@4; ling cod, 4@5; rock cod,
5c; smelt, 2)4 @4c.
Fresh Fruit—Apples, 75c@9l per
box; Salaway (teaches, 50@60c; clings,
80@40c; prunes, *4 @
pears, 75c@91 per box.
Williams Bay, Wis., Oct. 25.—
Charles T. Yerkes’ splendid gift is
now in the possession of the university
of Chicago. Shortly after noon, Mr.
Yerkes formally presented to President
W. R. Harper the keys to the obser
vatory which contains the Yerkes tele
scope. The ceremonies covered two
hours, and the greatest refracting tele
scope in the world, having a 40-inch
Hnn Franelneo Market.
lens, is dedicated and ready to be used
Woo)—Nevada 11@18c; Oregon, 12
by astronomers from every part of the
@14c; Northern 14 (3 16c per pound.
Hope—ll@15c per pound.
Sherwood Depot Burglarized.
Millstnffs—Middlings, 9'20(322; Cal
Sherwood, Or., (Jet. 25.—The South ifornia bran, 915.00(3 15.50 per ton.
ern Pacific depot at this place was en
Onions—New red. 7O@8Oc; do new
tered by burglars Sunday night, and a eilverskln, 91-00(31.15 |>er cental.
lx>x containing about 920 in cash and
Butter—Fancy creamery, 27 (3 28c;
all the tickets belonging to the office do seconds, 25@26c; fancy dairy, 23(3
24c; good to choice, 20(3 22c per pound.
Cheese—Fancy mild, new, 12)4C> fair
Examination of Captain Loveridge.
to good, 7@8c per pound..
Chicago, Oct. 25.—The officers of
Eggs—Store, J8(326c; ranch, 36(3
the army constituting the court of in 88)4c; Eastern, 15(322; duck, 20c per
quiry to examine into the facta connect dozen.
ed with the alleged ill-treatment of
Potatoes—New, in boxes, 80(8 70.
Private Hammond by Captain Love
Citrus Fruit—Oranges, Valencias,
ridge, of the Fourth infantry, arrived 91.50(38.00; Mexican limes, 92 50«
at Fort Sheridan today and began the 3.50; California lemons, choice, 92.50;
work of investigation. As the senior do common, 91 @2 per box.
officer of the court. Colonel Simon Sny
Hay—Wheat, 12@15; wheat and
der,’of the Fifteenth infantry, opened oat, 911 @14; oat, 910@ 13; river bar-
the proceedings and took charge of the ¡ley, 97 @8; best barley, 910 @12;
'alfalfa, 99.50; clover. 98@10.
Little Rock, Ark., OcL 25.— A spe
cial to the Gazette from Fort Smith
save: It has leaked out here that th*
full-blood Cherokees have been secretly
arming themselves and securing larg*
quantities of ammunition for several
weeks, but it has been especially brisk
since the return of the attorney sent t*
Washington to enjoin the Dawes com
mission from proceeding to make tb*
citizenship roll* The majority of tb*
Cherokeea are opposed to the treaty,
but the most bitter feeling is among
the ignorant full-blood* They as*
prepared to resist any attempt t*
change their tribal government. N*
immediate outbreak is anticipated, but
a great deal depends upon the action ol
the council next Monday.
Taeoma Woman Kill« Herself.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 25. — Mrs.
Frank Alwyn, wife of a saloon-keeper,
shot herself in the breast at an early
hour thia morning, dying almost in
stantly. The act was committed in
KL Joseph’s hospital, where she wa*
. admitted last night.
planned for her death, wrapping her
self in a rubber blanket, so the bed
clothing would not become bloody.
She left a note saying she was tired of
life with directions for her funeral.
In a bureau was found a shroud, mad*
by herself, with a card pinned on it
upon which was "Bury me in this.**
Mrs. Alwyn was 26 years old.
A Premature Kaploaloa.
Kingston, N. Y., Oct 25.—At Ros
endale today the premature explosion
of a blast in Snyder’s cement quarry
killed Arnold Johnson instantly and
inflicted probably fatal injuries est
XbyHlnlani Deraatatlng Homlllaad.
Cairo, Oct. 25.— News reached bar*
from Somali 1 ami that the Abyssinian*
are devastating that country. They
have already dispersed or wiped out M
great Soma) tribe»