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Yamhill County Reporter
F. H. BAKNHAKT. Publisher.
M c M innville
latereMting Collection of Current Eveiti
Philadelphia, Nov. 18.—For more
than two months people living in Tioga
and Nicetown have commented upon
the fact that the Midvale steel works
had not had a shutdown even for Sun
day, and the jarring noise of the big
machinery has penetrated at midnight
or the early hours of the morning the
same as during the day.
been the only plea that would permit
any of the employee to enjoy a day’s
rest, and three relays of men have been
alternately kept at a high tension.
All this excitement, it leaked out to
day, is due to a hurried order from the
government for an increase of arma
ment. The order placed with the Mid
vale steel works is for 50 10-inch dis
appearing gunsand 10 12-inch mortars.
The government inspection is in the
hands of Captain T. A. Lisle, of the
army. He is out of the city, and the
manager of the Millvale company de
clined to talk regarding the big contract
made with the government.
An open gate of the main building at
the Midvale disclosed to view three un
finished castings of the 10-inch pattern.
To one side of the furnaces upon tem
porary wooden mountings were two
weapons apparently ready for transpor
While this work of constructing guns
hgs been pushed so assiduously at the
Midvale works, equal activity has been
waged at the big works of the South
wark Foundry and Machine Company,
where the war department has a con
tract for 10 10-inch disappearing gun
carriages and 10 12-inch mortar car
riages. The Southwark Company has
completed several of the carriages and
delivered them to the government.
There is enough work on the unfin
ished contracts at both plants to keep
the entire force of men at each place
busy for several months.
It is said :
there will be no shutdown in either
place for the holiday vacation.
San Francisco, N ot . 18.—The secre
tary of the navy has ordered an investi
gation of charges that discrimination
against Grand Army veterans is prac
ticed in the employment of men at
Mare island navy-yard. A formal com
plaint was lodged recently by 100 vet
erans. This was transmitted to con
gress through Congressman Hilborn,
who has receives! the decision of the
will be conducted under the direction
. of Lieutenant John J. Knapp.
Hawaii Anxious to Have the Fending
The Government Wants New Armament
in a Hurry.
The bubonic plague shows no abate-
ment in the Poonah district of India,
Within 48 hours there has been 134
new cases and 94 deaths.
The official vote for governor at the
Ohio state election is thus recorded:
Bushnell, Rep., 429,816, Chapman,
Dem., 401,715; Holliday, Pro., 7,558;
Coxey, Pea, 6,254; Dexter, Nat. Dem.,
1,661; Watkins, social, 4,242; Lewis,
negro protect., 476; Liberty, 3,170.
Bushnell’s plurality was 28,101.
The final act upon the part of the
government in the ratification of the
treaty adopted by the recent universal
congress was taken Tuesday, when
President McKinley signed the formal
convention or treaty and Secretary of
State Sherman had the governmen'
seal affixed. Postmaster-General Garj
had already signed it.
takes effect January 1, 1898.
At a session of the Knights of Labo:
council, at Louisville, it was vote«
unanimously to set apart the last Sun
day in June as labor memorial day
This day will be observed by all th<
district assemblies in the United StateH
It was expressly stated that the daj
should not be regarded in the light of
a holiday. It was fixed upon Sunday
so it could not be made a holiday, with
its attendant festivities.
An immense, claim,
7,000,000 acres of land in the North
west, including the cities of Minneapo
lis and St. Paul, has been brought be
••A SUICIDAL POLICY.”
fore Commissioner Hermann, of th«
general land office, and the assistance
of the government in securing official ImpoNHible Task flag Been Given to
data is called for. The claimants are
C. B. Holloway, of Holland, O., and
New York, Nov. 18. A W’orld dis-
A. Gunn, of Momee, O. They art patch from Havana says:
making an examination of the genera; Blanco has entered upon an almost
land office records with a view to secur hopeless task. The present Cuban sit
ing copies of certified paper, which nation is such that it semes impossible
they assert, will establish their title to effect the reforms ami to accomplish
to the lands claimed by them. Theii what the greatest army in the history
ancestor, through whom they clain of colonial wars has failed to accom
title, was Jonathan Carver, an English plish.
man, a well known explorer in the last
Spain’s present policy is announced
to be one of combined conciliation and
Political excitement is intense ii force. It appears to be, as some Span
ish journals have called it, "a suicidal
Brazil and martial law is in force.
Koon Sang, a Chinese priest, wai policy.’’ The peculiar and not gen
killed by high binders in San Francisco. erally understood conditions of the Cu
ban struggle now make any concilia
J. K. Sovereign, the recently retiree
tory move a direct play into the hands
master workman of the Knights of La
of the insurgents.
bor, has declared his intention to rue
This is particularly true of the proc
for president of the United States in
lamation of November 10, which com
mands civil and military authorities to
The blue and gray have metagain or
aid in protecting the sugar properties
common ground. Military triumph«
in grinding cane. To adequately pro
were honored at Orchard Knob, Tenn.,
tect the sugar estates likely to operate,
Monday, and monuments to th«
General Blanco will have to practically
achievements at Chickamauga and Mis
close the operations against insur
sionary Ridge accepted.
gents. He has not enough men to do
A. J. Sage, a well-known rancher, both things. Most of the plantatations
living a few miles below Sand Point, were worked last year for short periods.
Idaho, was shot and instantly killed All paid their own guards, and most of
while out hunting. An old acquaint them paid the Cubans as well. Those
ance, named John Snyder, who went planters who did not pay tribute were
out with him hunting, and who became forced to double or treble their guards.
Depurated from him for a short time, Only about 20 per cent of the sugar
seeing what he supposed to be a deel plantations that operated two years
moving among the trees, fired at it, am. ago have machinery modern enough or
upon reaching the spot was horrified tc cane in good enough condition to war
find that tie had shot his friend dead.
rant grinding at the present price of
Rev. Myron W. Reed, pastor of one sugar.
of Denver’s leading churches, during
General Blanco will have to furnish,
his discourse Sunday created somewhat estimated moderately, at least 12,000
of a sensation while discussing the kill men, or 2 75 guards to each of 44 plan
ing of the Ute Indians by deputy game tations.
These soldiers must come
wardens in Colorado recently, by de from forces now operating against the
claring that he intended to see that insurgents. It is not likely that Gen
Warden Wilcox and his deputies are eral Blanco has forgotten the lesson of
tried for murder. He ulso denounced the invasion, and will take the regular
the preachers who have remained silent troops from guard duty in the towns to
in the matter.
allow volunteer garrisons opportunity
Fiftv-two families have arrived in of surrendering to the enemy. The
North' Yakima, Wash., from Polk larger number of Cubans forced by hun
county, Minnestota, to make new ger into volunteer uniforms makes such
hornet. Many have already selected surrendering more probable now than
lands along the Yakima valley canal before.
west of the city, and others will locat«
More than half of the rural popula
in the vicinity of the Moxee artesiai tion has disappeared, having been mur
wells. The colony is made up almost dered by Weyler and his supjiorters.
wholly of French people, and they wil The same men are much more directly
!>e the means of bringing many mor< accountable for the inhuman manner
settlers to Yakima oounty if their ex in which their brave soldiers have been
perience proves satisfactory.
underfed and uneared for. As nearly
The state supreme court of Montanr as can be conservatively computed from
has sustained the constitutionality o: figures, little more than half are left
the inheritance law passed by the last alive.
legislature. The law imposes a tax ol
Umbrella Touched the Live Wire.
6 per cent on bequests to any benefici
Philadelphia, Nov. 18. — Levi L. Pot
ary, not a relative, where the estati
ter, colored, aged 25 years, was killed
amounts to over «100. The tax oil es
tonight by an electrio light wire. He
tales directly inherited,where the vain«
was standing on an iron grating in
of the estate is over $7,500, is 1 pe
front of a South-street store. He car
cent. It is estimated that the decisioi
ried over his shoulder an umbrella with
will yield the state $40,000 from es
an iron rial, one end of which he held
tales already in process of settlement
in his hand. The other end touched
The Wyoming supreme court has de the wire where it was exposed and Pot
cidod that foreign-lairn citizens inns ter fell dead.
be required to read the constitution ir
Fate nt Annexation Treaty.
the English language in order to vote
Chicago, Nov. 18. — A special to the
One hundred and fifteen Finns, win
voted the Republican ticket at the re Times-Herald from Washington says:
cent election in that state, could no Ratification of the Hawaiian annexa
read the constitution in English, bu tion treaty by the United States senate
The administration has
their votes were accepted, as they conk is assured.
read it in their own language. Tin made a |sdl of that body, and as a re
decision w ill put the Democratic can sult President McKinley thinks that
didate in office, and settles an ini|H>rt more than two-thirds of the senators
will vote for ratification.
ant constitutional question.
Bishop Doan, in his annual add rest
to the clergy of the diocese of Albany
N. Y., in speaking of the relations ol
America to England in the Lambetl
conference, was very intense in hie con
demnation of wliat is called "jingo
ism.” Speaking on the subject of in
ternational arbitration, he said th«
spirit of hostility, so o;>enly expresses
on tins aide of the water, was present,
though latent, in England, and ws
should be careful how we arouse this
feeling to active hostility.
Strong Effort Will Be Made
to Secure Its Repeal.
OPPOSITION IN WEST AND SOUTH
Sufficient Number of Senators and Rep
resentatives Pledged to
sure Its Abolition.
New York, Nov. 17.—A dispatch to
the World from Honolulu, dated Octo Condemned Murderer Given
ber 28, says: Sanford B. Dole, presi
Another Lease of Life.
dent of the provisional republic of Ha
waii, and Chief Justice Judd are anxi
ous to have the Hawaiian annexation
treaty adopted as toon as possible. Said LAW ALLOWS 60 DAYS OF GRACE
President Dole to the correspondent:
"The people will never again submit
to a monarchy. In fact, there is no Supreme Court of California Hears His
Petition and Grants a Stay
one sufficiently enjoying the confidence
of the people of the islands to conduct
the affairs of state under a monarchy.”
San Francisco, Nov. 15.—William
"Why do they not desire to continue
Henry Theodore Durrant will not be
as an independent republic?” he was
hanged at San Quentin tomorrow morn
"As the islands are so far away from ing, after all, the supreme court of this
other countries, and as the Asiatic pop state having granted him another
ulation is fast increasing in numbers, respite at the eleventh hour.
Up to 4 o'clock this afternoon, when
it is a serious question if they are left
alone whether the republic could sur the news was flashed over the wires
vive with the willing consent of the from Sacramento that the court now in
Besides, if the United session there had granted a writ of
StateB has constantly to protect the probable cause, and bad instructed
islands under the government at pres Warden Hale not to carry out the exe
ent, why should not the United States cution of Durrant until further orders,
there was apparently no further hope
take them altogether?
“This is a great country for com , for the condemned murderer of Blanche
merce. It is the natural land for I Lamont, as his attorneys, Messrs. Dick
American ownership. To all intents inson and Boardman, had made a futile
and purposes it is an American colony, effort to secure another writ of habeas
anyway, so far as business, capital and corpus in the United States circuit
industry is concerned, and it should be court, and had not even been granted
a part of the body politic of the United permission to appeal from that decision
to the supreme court of the United
Chief Justice Judd said in an inter States.
Meanwhile, however, Attorney Deu-
hastened to Sacramento and ap
"During the reign of King Kalakaua
there were two cabinets, so dissatisfied plied to the state supreme court for a
was the state of the kingdom. The only writ of probable cause for the purpose
branch of the government that was not □f staying the proceedings against his
disturbed was the judiciary. The res client, upon the grounds that no official
toration of the monarchy is an impossi knowledge of the action of the supreme
bility. There is no material to make court of the United States in the mat
ter of Durrant’s appeal from the decis
a monarch of.
"Nor can we hope to maintain a re- ion of the federal court had yet been
We must received; that the superior court had
look to the United States. We have acted too hastily in sentencing Durrant
come to the turning point, and we to be hanged tomorrow, as the law re
must either become Asiatic or Anglo- quired that he be given at least 60 days
Saxon; we are within the zone of of grace, and, consequently, that the
American influence, and to assume re pendency of another appeal in the
sponsibility for us, they ought to have supreme court affecting the condemned
something to say about iiow our affairs man is of itself sufficient cause of a stay
are directed. ”
The matter was partially argued in
The news that has reached here from
San Francisco that Samuel Parker, a chambers, and later argued before the
prominent native leader, and heretofore full court and taken under advisement.
a strong royalist, has declared in favor Shortly afterward the court announced
of annexation, has created quite a sen its decision, granting the writ applied
sation among the natives, who are still for, in which all the justices concurred.
Shortly before midnight, Attorney
opposed to annexation.
Eugene Deuprey, of counsel for Durrant,
arrived from Sacramento, having crossed
RELIEF FOR WHALERS.
the bay tn a steam launch.
A Reindeer Train Will (Jo Overland to pose of thi9>trip was to make personal
service on Warden Hale of a certified
copy of the order of probable cause
Washington, Nov. 17. — Secretary issued by the supreme court at Sacra
Alger has requested the secretary of the mento. The precaution was taken that
interior to instruct Alaskan officials to there might be no pretext for executing
gather about 800 head of reindeer from Durrant tomorrow.
The warden was
the government herds for use of an ex asleep, and was deaf to all efforts to
pedition for the relief of the icebound arouse him. Captain Edgar accepted
whalers in the Arctic.
the service and agreed to deliver the
It is expected that the Bear, which documents to his superior in the morn
is now at Seattle, will be ready to sail ing. Warden Hale hail stated in the
in about 10 days, and within 20 days evening that he was in doubt as to
thereafter will reach some point on the what course to pursue. He said that,
northern sound, where a large party in any event, he would delay the exe
will be engaged for the trip overland to cution until the latest legal limit of
time—noon tomorrow—but that he had
The herd of reindeer which will be been advised that he should proceed to
killed for food, if needed,will be driven hang the prisoner, as he had received
overland, and it is confidently expect no personal service of the stay of execu
ed that the herd will reach Point Bar tion. However, he finally decided to
row and the imprisoned whalers before act on the following dispatch, received
the middle of February.
from Prison Director Devlin, of Sacra
The country through which the herd mento:
will be driven is said to abound with
“Supreme court made an order and
moss, upon which the herd will feed.
has stayed all proceedings until further
It is said the scheme for the relief of orders of the court. Accordingly you
the whalers is perfectly feasibe and will postpone the execution.”
will be attended with little danger.
After reading this, Warden Hale said
Nd apprehension is felt regarding the he would retire, and there would be no
outcome of the enterprise.
hanging in the morning. No further
developments are expected tonight.
Washington, Nov. 16.—A strong
effort will be made during the coming
session of congress to secure the repeal
of the civil-service law.
ers of this movement say that they
have ha 1 promises from a sufficient
number of senators and representatives
to co-operate with them to insure its
success, provided that all those mem
bers who have heretofore favored the
repeal are still of the same mind.
Thomas R. McKee, the journal clerk
of the house of representatives, who
has long been a bitter opponent of the
existing law, and who has taken pains
to ascertain the views of many of the
members on the subject, said today
that he was confident that if the oppor
tunity offered for a direct vote on the
question of repeal, it would be carried
by a large majority.
“While it is not true,” said he,
“that I have been engaged in making
a canvass of the house on this matter,
it is true that I have talked with a
great many members about it.
convinced that for such a proposition
my own state of Indiana would give its
entire 13 votes, and I believe that Ohio
and Illinois are just as much opposed
to the law.
As for the Western states
I do not believe that they will furnish
a single vote for the retention of the
system, and in the South, both Demo
crats and Republicans, with only a few
isolated exceptions, would welcome its
abolition. It is purely an Eastern in
stitution, and it is entirely unrepubli
can and un-American.
“It was originated by the college
professors and educators of the East,
especially of New England, the center
of our educational system, for the ex
press purpose of providing easy and
comfortable berths for such of their
graduates as were not physically able
to stand the strain of the professional
life for which they were trained, or
who found the professional ranks al
ready well filled. The manufacture of
college graduates went on so fast that it
became necessary for the professors to
find some outlet for the young men
whom they were turning into the
crowded fields of law, medicine and
theology. So they turned to the gov-
eminent and, with Dorman B. Eaton at
their head, himself a life-long educator,
induced it to require of applicants for
government positions a preliminary ex
amination, which, in many cases, they
knew only men fresh from the colloges
could pass successfully.
“It is a fact that President McKinley
is now having as much trouble in satis
factorily filling the 300 or so places he
has to give away as Grant did to dis
pose of 200,000 places.
There is al
most as much eagerness and strife
around the White House today over
little $600 position as there used to L<
over the appointment of the minister to
This Shows that the desire
for office is still as strong, and it is a
venor made a strong point when he said
in his speech that the right of a man
to participate in the affairs of the gov
ernment in other ways than by merely
casting hie ballot was one that could
not be constitutionally taken away
from him. The heads of the govern
ment department should have the right
to make the appointments of their sub
A Valuable Discovery.
ordinates, and they should be held re
New York, Nov. 17.—William A.
sponsible for their actions. The presi Eddy, the kite experimenter of Bay
dent would then have less of his time onne, N. J., made an interesting ex
wasted on small matters of patronage, periment Saturday night. He is satis
and after filling the larger and more fied that by means of observations
important offices would then be able taken at various altitudes, indications
to devote himself to affairs of state.
of approaching thunder storms and
“That there is a strong sentiment in other meteorological data can be se
the country at large in favor of the re cured. About 200 feet below his kites
peal of the law I am sure, and I am a thermometer was hung, and near it
satisfied, also confident, that the senti a collector of electric sparks. The re
ment will find expression in congress sults obtained Saturday night led Mr.
during the coming session. The only Eddy to believe that the electric con
recent vote that has been had u|>on the dition of the air shown by the varying
subject which gives any foundation height of the collector when the first
upon which to base a calculation as to spark is drawn may reveal the approach
the result, was had towards the close of storms in even a cloudless sky. In
of the last session of the 54th congress. particular he thinks it will prove ad
A proposition was made by Mr. Brosius, vantageous in determining the approach
of Pennsylvania, to extend the opera ef local storms.
tions of the civil service law iu a cer
Father and Daughters Insane.
tain particular. The question was as
San Francisco, Nov. 16.—A pathetic
to the'consideration of the bill, and it
was defeated by a two-thirds majority, tcene was enacted in Judge Carroll
While this was not a direct vote it Cook's courtroom today, when John
afforded an indication, if not of the Durr and his three daughters—Kate,
strength of the repeal movement, at Theresa and Sarah—were adjudged in
least of the weakness of the supporters sane, and committed to the Ukiah asy
lum. The family has been living for
of the civil service system.
"It is my opinion that if nothing many years in a little fiat at 172 Clin
else is done, the civil service commis ton Park, renting the basement floor,
sion will be abolished with all of its •n which money they have existed.
cumbrous machinery. In its stead a Recently, they had lieen unable to col
departmental examination to determine lect the rent, and were on the verge of
the fitness of applicants for ap)>oint- Starvation when their condition was
ment in the government service will be discovered. The family was at one
This would be very time very wealthy, the father being of
proper, so far as the Washington de the firm of Kennedy & Durr, who, in
partments are concerned, but I would early days kept a large dry goods store
not require even this in offices outside at Third and Howard streets.
of Washington, and I would limit all
Mushrooms generally consist of 90
office-holding tenures to four years
per cent water, but the remaining 10
each. The civil service commission
l>er cent, is more nutritious than bread.
costs the people now $150,000 a year.”
A number of others have spoken in ■
Holly Springs, Miss., Nov. lfl.—At
sithilar strain recently.
Ashland, 20 miles west of here, W. H.
Harrison, editor of the Ashland Regis
Confessed to Drowning Hie Child.
ter was stabbed to death last evening
Kansas City, Nov. 1«.—At Livesley, by J. L. McDonald. The men had
Mo., the trial of William Carr, who some words aobut a notice in the paper
confessed to drowning hie 3-year-old of an approaching lecture. McDonald
daughter in the Missouri river, was be charging that if Harrison had been a
gun today. No defense was attempted, Methodist instead of a Baptist, the no
the lawyer appointed by the court urg tice would have been more extended.
ing that the state hasten ths prisoner's Harrison replied through his paper in
fate. Judge Broadus reserved bis de a way to incense McDonald, and the
A Rich Strike Has Been Reported Near
Skaguav, Alaska, (per steamer Far
allón to Seattle), Nov. 15. — Rich gold
discoveries are reported on the Clin-
tock river and branches of Hootalin-
qua, some running as high as $40 a
day to the man. There has been quite
a rush to the new fields, which will be
prospected during the winter.
The Canadian government has re
called a number of customs officials
who have been stationed at Tagish
house, between Lakes Bennett and
Tagish, and the British Columbia au
thorities have also reduced the num
ber of provincial police who have been
stationed at Lake Bennett and Tagish
house, since the great rush to the Klon
dike country began last July.
Deputy Collector of Customs Fred
W. Davey, who has just returned from
Tagish. said to a press correspondent
that duties had been collected during
the season on 400 outfits. Each outfit
represented from four to seven men.
The duty collected on each outfit aver
aged $60, and the total amount collect
ed aggregated $25,000. Duties were
levied upon everything belonging or in
any way apertaining to an outfit, even
the clothes that a man wore were not
exempted. Several cases of attempted
smuggling were detected, the goals be
ing confiscated in most instances.
Travel down the lakes has practical
ly ceased, and Mr. Davey says that
hundreds of people will be caught in
the ice and forced to go into winter
quarters wherever they may happen
to be when the ice surrounds them.
Philadelphia Naturalization Frauds.
Philadelphia. Nov. 15. — United
States District Attorney Breck has sent
to Washington for assistance in running
down the naturalization frauds which
were recently unearthed in this city.
Mr. Breck has also notified Secretary
Gage that the frauds have assumed gi
gantic proportions. While Attorney-
General McKenna may not personally
take part in the trials, some member
of hie official staff will be here when
the defendants appear in court
Highlander. Great Charge at
London, Nov. 17.—The newspapers
of tiiis city have received graphic details
by mail of the recapture of Dargai ridge
by the Gonion Highlanders, on October
20, during which the regiment exhibit
ed'remarkable dash and courage. On
Wednesday, October 20, General Biggs
sent the second division to dislodge tI m - -,
tribesmen from the Dargai ridge. Th<
position was a very strong one, the
enemy occupying the summit of a pre
cipitous hill. The top of the hill could
not be reached except by a single path
along which the attacking force, first
consisting of a Ghoorka regiment, the
Derbyshire regiment, and the Dorset- 1
shire regiment, were obliged to climb
in Indian file, while three batteries
shelled the breastworks of the hillinen.
Dargai ridge, from the direction of
the assault, presents a frontage of about
a mile, the left end of which is sheer
rocx for 200 yards.
In spite of the
difficulty of the ascent, tire movements
of the British troops were fairly well
covered, except in the case of a low
dip, or small valley, from 100 to 150
yards wide about half way from the
summit of the cliff.
As the Ghoorkas, supported by the
Derbysliires and Dorsetshires reached
this fire zone, the tops of the cliffs
burst out into flame, for 1,000 tribes
men had reserved their fire until that
Though decimated, the
Ghoorkas struggled across the dip and
reached the shelter of a few rocks,
where they lay down under cover of
But the others could not
follow, and the enemy, with true mili
tary instinct, reserved their fire.
Though the remainder of the Ghoorkas,
the Derbysliires ami the Dorsetshires
appeared on the fringe of the dip, yet
to step into the fire zone was to court
But the Dorsetshires again
tried to advance to the support of the
Ghoorkas, and 13 men struggled into
the open space, only to drop before the
far side had even been reached. Then,
reluctantly, the senior officer signalled
down to the main body of the British
that the passage could not be made.
At this juncture General Kempster
ordered the Gordon Highlanders to the
front. The time Lad arrived for des
perate action, for it was then 4 o’clock
in the afternoon, and the dead and
wounded were lying thick on every side.
But the Gordon Highlanders had yet to
be reckoned with.
his men and after his now historic
speech—“Men of the Gordon High
landers, our general says that that posi
tion must be taken at all costs.
(Jordon Highlanders will take it”—
Colonel Matthias, commander of the
Highlanders, dashed out at the head of
his gallant regiment, ami in a moment
they were across, carrying everyone
with them in their onward rush, storm-
ing the ridge with a resolution that wasz\
When Colonel Matthias
gave the order to advance, he and his
officers led into the open, the piper fol
lowing, striking up “Cock of the
North,” and with a shout the leading
company was into the fire zone. A
stream of lead swept over, through and
past, the bullets churning up the dust
which half hid the rushing bodies.
Piper Findlates. blowing his loudest
and best, was among the first to show
the way across that deadly stretch of
ground, and when, after traversing but
a few yards he was laid low by a shot
through both legs, he managed to prop
himself ami continued, with unabated
energy, to play “Cock of the North,”
animating his comrades by the familiar,
stirring music of his pipes. But the
fire of the enemy was most deadly, the
leading line men melting away, and it
seemed that the Gordon Highlanders
would be annihilated.
however, sprang into the passage and
the leaders struggled across the center.
Then, with a second cheer, the troops
streamed across and the enemy, seeing
that the barrier had been swept away,
left their loopholes and fled precipi
Piper Findlates has been recommend
ed for the Victoria cross. Captain
Robinson, of the Ghoorkas, also acted
with the greatest gallantry.
leading his men across the fire zone to
cover, and finding it insufficient, he re
turned over the death trap alone, ami
was mortally wounded while leading
the second rush of Ghoorkas.
Bad Accident to a Buftuian
St. Petersburg, Nov. 17.—A terrible
accident has occurred near Bielostok,
Russian Poland, resulting in the death
of 30 persons.
A wedding party wai
returning from the church to the liouss
of the bride.
All were in one wagon,
a huge vehicle, drawn by eight horses.
The road along which they drove fl
crossed the railway track on the level, 1
and the driver, either through careless-
ness or ignorance of the train schedule,
pushed his swiftly moving horses upon I
the crossing, just as the express was I
coming up. The locomotive struck th«» a
vehicle squarely, killing many mem- 1
bers of the party outright and maiming
others so that they soon expired in
frightful agony. Not a member of tho
Rear Admiral Alexander Golden
Rhind, U. 8. N., is dead at his home
in New York city. He had been con
fined to his bed for five weeks.
Guerra Is Safe.
Washington, Nov. 17.—The state de
partment has finally refused the appli
cation of the government of Mexico for
surrender under extradition proceedings
of Jesus Guerra, who was one of
Garza's lieutenants in hie attempted
revolution some years ago.
One of the lazy farmers of Utica,
Neb., has a rocking chair attachment
connected with bis harvesting ma