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A Fond du Lac Indian Mur
ders Three Others.
HE WAS ( Al’Tl RED SOON AFTER
Was Craxed With Liquor- attempted to
Ellave Hi. < rliue liy Setting
Fire to t lie llou.e.
Duluth, Nov. 29. — Word has reached
here of a shocking Indian murder that
took place on the Fond du Lac reserva
tion, 40 miles north of here. A Chip
pewa half-breed named John Anamsin,
left the reservation several days ago
ami went to the town of Cloquet. Late
Tuesday he returned, crazed with li
quor, and in a tit of drunken rage at
tacked his wife who was about to give
birth to a child. He dragged the
woman from her bed and threw her on
tlie floor, where he beat and kicked her
into a state of unconsciousness. The
brutal treatment caused premature la
bor, and while actually receiving the
blows from her husband the woman
gave birth to the child.
About the time Anamsin had fin
ished his work another Indian named
Peterson happened to be passing the
house, and hearing a noise he broke
into the room and attempted to protect
the prostrate woman. Anamsin seized
a club and turned his attention to Pet
erson, who made an effort to get out,
but before he could do so it is said An
amsin knocked him down and literally
pounded his head into a pulp.
He then took the body and threw it
into a creek near by, and returning to
the house saturated the floor of the
room in which liis wife and child lay
with kerosene and applied the match.
Then, with the evident intention of
■covering up the act, he closed and
locked the door and left the house.
A number of neighboring Indians by
this time became aware that something
was wrong, and breaking into the
house got the woman and child out, but
the rescuers barely escaped with their
lives. Both Mrs. Anamsin and the
child died half an hour later.
A squad of Indian police started
after Anamsin, and caught him about
daybreak on the Cloquet road. He
showed considerable fight and
formed the police that they could not
have him alive, thereupon one of the
police fired at him, inflicting a slight
wound. He was taken back to the res
ervation and locked up.
B la »it lier’is Widow Talks of the Em
manuel Church Horror.
Fort AVorth, Tex., Nov. 29.—The
widow of Arthur Forbes, alias J. E.
Blanther, who was arrested at Merid
ian, Tex., charged with having mur
dered Mrs. Langfelt in San Francisco,
and who committed suicide in the
Bosque county jail, has been located in
this city. The woman goes by the
name of Ada Taylor.
She says that she married Arthur
Forbes at Little Rock, Ark., in 1892,
and that they taught in the pnblic
schools in Bosque county in 1896.
They had some trouble, during which
Forbes shot her three times. About
that time Arthur Forbes, alias Blan
ther, was arrested, charged with mur
dering Mrs. Langfelt, and he was
lodged in jail, where he subsequently
committed suicide by taking morphine.
Mrs. Forbes says there is no doubt as
to Forbes being the murderer of the
San Francisco woman. He often told
her he was well acquainted with Min
nie Williams and Blanche Lamont,
having been introduced to them by
Durrant; that he often referred to the
murders in such a manner that she waa
convinced that he knew of them.
Mrs. Taylor savs that one of her
trunks is still in San Francisco, where
it was used in evidence during Dur
rant’s trial. She today wired Durrant
“Have courage; I believe you to be
an innocent man; if I can help to
prove your innocence command me.”
Sailed With a Pirate.
San Francisco, Nov. 29.—A story
from Honolulu has caused anxiety
among the friends of 16 young men
who recently sailed from this port on
the schooner Sophia Sutherland in
search df treasure on the Solomon
The trading master of the little
craft, now presumably cruising in the
South, is Captain Sorenson, who, ac
cording to ex-Consul Churchill, of
Apia, Samoa, has a black record as a
pirate and despoiler of the natives of
the islands in the Central Pacific.
When the Sutherland reached Apia
she was subjected to a searching in
quiry, and Sorenson was identified as
the man who had led a similar expedi
tion from Melbourne on the schooner
Albert, which he soon transform«!
into a regular pirate. In 1884 he was
captured by the British man-of-war
Dart, and sent to prison for 10 years.
Since then he has not been heard from,
but now he is in virtual command of a
company of Californians who put faith
in his stories of the fabulous wealth of
the Solomon islands.
Switzerland is the land of univer»
London. Nov. 29.—A letter received
Guiana, announces that Great Britain's
legal experts have unearthed in the co
lonial archives there a series of vol-
um«-s containing memorandum giving
the running history of the Dutch set
tlement of Guiana from the middle to
near the close of the 17th century,
fully confirming the British boundary
claims. It is claimed the discovery
clears the question, and will greatly
facilitate the work of the arbitrators.
Tornado in the Philippines Swept Thon»
sands to Death.
A Statue to Be Kxpihited at the Taris
San Francisco, Nov. 30.—The ty
phoon which swept over the Philippine
islands, October 6, caused one of tlie
worst disasters reported from the south
ern ocean in many years, if not in the
history of that section of the world.
Thousands of lives were lost, includ
ing many Europeans, and the damage
to property was something appalling.
Telegraphic advices concerning the
calamity have been very meager The
difficulty of getting news from the
islands is great at any time, and, ow
ing to the remoteness of some prov
inces visited by the hurricane, full de
tails of the storm did not reach llong
Kong until November 1.
The steamer Gaelic, from the Orient,
today brought letters and papers which
■ontain accounts of the ravages of the
tidal wave and wind. Whole towns
were swept or blown away. Fully 500
Europeans were killed, ami it is esti
mated that 6,000 natives perished.
The storm first struck the islands at
the Bay of Santa Paula, in the prov
ince of Samar. It devastated the entire
southern portion of the island.
On the 12th, a hurricane reached
Leyte, and struck the capital, Taclo-
ban, with great fury.
In less than half an hour the town
was a mass of ruins. The natives were
panic-stricken. Four hundred of them
were buried beneath the debris of
wrecked buildings, and 120 corpses of
Europeans were recovered from the
ruins when the native authorities in
stituted a search for the dead.'
Reports from the southern coast were
received which claimed that a score of
small trading vessels and two Sydney
traders were blown ashore and their
The sea swept inland nearly a mile,
destroying property valued at several
million dollars, and causing wholesale
deaths among the natives.
New York, Nov. 29.—Ada Ilehan in
silver is to be outshone by William Mc
Kinley ii. gold according to the Herald
of today. The added fame which the
actress acquired by posing for the Mon
tana atatile of solid silver exhibited at
the world’s fair is to bo approached if
not eclipsed by the president of the
United States who will furnish the fig
ure for a life-sized statue of solid gold.
This will be the most costly lump of
precious metal the people of the mod
ern world have ever seen. So says F.
D. Higby, of Chicago, who has been
retained by AVestern millionaires to
furnish such a statue for exhibition at
the Paris exposition in 1900. Mr.
Higby was in the city yesterday on his
way to Washington to get the consent
of President McKinley to pose for the
As Mr. Higby took a prominent part
in the headquarters management of the
late campaign, and has asked for no
office he is confident of success in this
“You know,” said Mr. Higbv “that
I designed and built the Montana
statue at the world’s fair for which
Miss Rehan posed. I suppose it was
because of my experience that 1 have
been retained to build this statue,
which with the base will contain bul
lion to the value of $11,050,000.
“AVhile it will be designed primarily
to first exhibit the statue at Paris in
1900, tl^pdirectors of thepan-American
exposition to be held in Cayuga island,
in the Niagara river, in 1899, are anxi
ous to have it completed in time to ex
hibit there first. It is likely that this
arrangement will be made.
“I cannot say yet who the capitalists
are who are back of this project, but
there are a half dozen of them, and
everything is ready to begin work on
the statue as soon as a design is com
Fat e of Two Was 1»inglon¡am» in Congo
AA'ashington, Nov., 80.—A startling
and horrible story of the killing of two
Washingtonians and the mutilation of
the bodies by natives of the Congo Free
State has just been received here in a
letter to Leo Harman, of this city. The
men were members of a party which,
during November and December, 1894,
went from this city to enlist in the
Belgian army, fcr service in the Con
go. The party included
Burke, Frank Batchelor, Barry R. An
drews, Harry Sparlin and a Mr. Mel
lin, who was at one time a noncommis-
sioned officer of the United States
army. All except Thcrnton and Mel
lin were members of the National
Guard of this district.
The information received is that Mr.
Burke and a party of 50 natives, who
were sent out in December, 1896, to
dislodge a band of natives who revolt
ed, were ambushed and killed.
Arab, who was with the command, but
was some distance off at the time of
the ambush, states that Burke was
dead before the natives reached him,
and that the most hideous looking lit
tle men he ever saw walked up and cut
Burke’s head off with one blow of a
knife. The chief then began to slice
pieces of his legs and arms and to dis
tribute them among his followers.
There were so many of the natives that
the pieces were very small, and before
they had concluded, there was a fight
to see who would get the remainder.
The natives then left, one carrying off
Windeye, a New Yorker, who had
command of another detachment of sol
diers sent out on the same errand, ar
rived a few hours after the natives left.
Windeye gathered up the remains of
Burke and buried them. When he
learned the strength of the rebels, he
hurried back to Michau and notified
the commandant of the post.
The other AVashingtoman who lost
his life was killed March 1, when the
troops, under the command of Baron
Dhanis, revolted near Kabanbarre, and
assassinated a number of officers of
their regiment, among them being
Mellin. The body of Mellin was but
uered beyond recognition. His heurt
was cut out and burned.
The situation is said to be precari
ous, and a relief expedition has been
■ent to the rescue. Mr. Gage, another
American, is very sick at Vangine.
Reported That Flax Will Be Made Up
Into Wares at Salem.
Salem, Or., Nov. 29.—There are
prospects that the “Scotch Mills,” in
Salem, which have long stood idle, will
be converted into an important manu
facturing plant. It is understood that
Mr. T. B. Wilcox, who owns a control
ling interest in the mills, has submit
ted a proposition to Dr. Deimel, the
importer of linen goods, whereby a linen
manufacturing establishment is to be
located here, and Mr. Wilcox is to be
one of the stockholders. The details of
the negotiations, pending between Mr.
Wilcox and Dr. Diemel, have not been
given out, but assurance is given that
the prospects for the establishment of a
large linen manufacturing plant here
are very bright. Mrs. Lord received a
letter from Dr. Deimel last night,
stating that he sailed for Germany
Tuesday. He further says:
“I have now more offers for shares
in our present company that I am able
to accept, and if $500,000 or even $1,-
000,000 should be required to organize
a company for the spinning of yarn and
the weaving of linen, including linen
mesh, it can be had, on the showing
that you can grow and will grow flax of
a quality equal to the best, and that
your people desire the locating of our
industry there by offering us such ad
vantages as you mention in your let
Legislation for Alaska.
Washington, Nov. 29.—The presi
dent in his message will recommend
speedy legislation to insure the best
possible government for Alaska. He
will point out the difficulties which the
people living there are under, and will
urge that something be done to protect
the property of the government. He
will allude to the fact that the govern
ment is losing large sums because there
is no way of protecting timber from
indiscriminate use. A better system of
permits for the cutting and inspection
of timber, not only for the mineral
states of the AVest, hut also for Alaska,
lias been presented to the president,
and he will endeavor to have legisla
tion speedily enacted for the better pro
tection of the forests.
Nearing a Settlement.
It. Fr.a.nt Condition Summed lip by
Washington, Nov. 29.—The report of
tlie secretary of the navy was made
public today. It shows that the pres
ent effective fighting force of the navy
consists of four battle-ships of the first
class, two battle-ships of the second
class, two armored cruisers, sixteen
cruisers, fifteen gunboats, six double-
turreted monitors, one ram, one dyna
mite gunboat, one dispatch-boat, one
transport steamer and five torpedo-
boats. There are under construction
five battle-ships of the first class, six
teen torpedo-boats and oue submarine
There are 64 other naval vessels, in
cluding those used as training, receiv
ing and naval-reserve ships, tugs, dis
used single-turreted monitors, and
some unserviceable craft.
There is, further, the auxiliary fleet.
This consists, first, of more than 20
subsidized steamers, which comply
with the requirements of tlie postal act
of March 3, 1891, with regard to their
adaptability to naval service, an I to an
armament of main ami second batteries;
second, of a very much greater number
of large merchant marine steamers,
which can be availed of at any time of
These auxiliaries, ranging from 2,000
to 12,000 tons, will, if occasion re
quire, form a powerful fleet of ocean
cruisers, capable of swift and formida
ble attack upon an enemy’s commerce.
Their great coal capacity will also en
able them to remain a long time at sea
in search of the whereabouts of hostile
The country is congratulated u|>on
the results obtained in the rebuilding
of the navy. While its ships are not
as many—and it is not necessary they
should be—as those of some other great
powers, they are, class for c I usb , in
power, spee<L workmanship and offen
sive and defensive qualities, the equal
of vessels built anywhere else in the
Five additional battle-ships are un
der construction, which should be com
pleted by the end of the year 1899.
One gunboat and 17 torpedo-boats are
also under construction.
The first cost of the gunboats was
about $250,00 each. That of the cruis
ers nearly $2,000,000 each.
Bids for the torpedo-boats were from
16 firms, covering a variety of designs.
The contracts of these 30-knot bouts
were awarded to the lowest bidders, as
To Harlan & Hollingsworth, one 340-
ton boat, at $236,0000; to Gas Engine
& Power Company and Charles L. Sea-
bury Co., consolidated, one 235-ton
boat, at $210,00; to Wolff & Zwicker
iron works, one 247.5-ton boat, at
Wheat—AValla Walla, 76@ 77c; Val $214,500.
It is of interest to note the naval
ley and Bluestem, 78@79c per bushel.
Four—Best grades, $4.25; graham, programmes of tiie principal foreign
powers which show the great activity
$3.50; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
among them in the matter
OatH—Choice white, 34 (3 35c; choice
of naval consturction.
gray, 82 @ 88c per bushel.
The event of the week in the Chicago
wheat market was a jump of 4c in one
day in the price of December options.
The sentimental figure of $1 was
reached for a moment. The bulk of
the wheat in Chicago is in the hands of
a [Hiwerful clique, who are in a posi
tion just now to dictate to the short
sellers of December.
keep on declaring there is to be no cor
ner, but a squeeze is almost certain.
The outcome of the May price de
pends altogether on the world’s statis
tical position. Europe would not be
taking 6,500,000 bushels of wheat and
flour from America in one week if there
did not exist extraordinary necessity
for it. But no one knows how long
this demand w ill keep up or whether
the price fairly discounts the situation.
A good illustration of how little can be
decided with exactness about so vast a
question as the wheat supply is the
conflict of two respectable authorities in
the mere interpretation of an official
Russian crop report. The Corn Trade
News declares it shows a shortage of
102,000,000 bushels, compared with
last year, while Beeroohm makes the
shortage only 1,000,000 bushels. The
profession of crop statistics is like the
ology. It is so big a field as to permit
of all sorts of differences and to enable
each teacher to pose before those imme
diately around him as the only really
Nothing would affect the sentiment
at Chicago quicker than a falling off in
Northwestern receipts. But on this
comparatively simple problem there is
no unanimity. Pillsbury a fortnight
ago predicted confidently that the car
lots at Minneapolis and Duluth by No-
1 vember 20 would be down to small
figures, with not over 20 per cent of
the crop left in the hands of the farm
ers. There has all through November
been perfect weather for marketing;
but the authorities at Minneapolis are
now predicting another two weeks of
free movement. The weather is to
count a great deal on the price between
this and Deemeber 10th. It will make
easy or difficult the continued move
ment of wheat between Duluth and
Chicago; it will keep open or close up
navigation between Chicgao and Buf
alo, and will influence, too, the move
ment from the spring wheat farmer into
Duluth and Minneapolis.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
(OlHce of Downing, Hopkin« A Co., Chicago
B.-nr.l oi rra<le Broker«, 711-7HCliambcr ui Cum-
luerce Building, Portland, Oregon.]
Evidence of Steady Growth
AVillamette valley fall-sown grain Is
Several Oregon towns report “not a
The lato storm was the severest
known in many years in Clatsop county.
Last week five carloads of wheat and
five earloads of wood were shipped from
Sheridan, in Yamhill county.
A Medford man has sold 10 carloads
of Ben Davis apples to a New York
firm for 75 cents a box, f. o. b.
A Buck Hollow rancher raised $300
worth of silver-skin onions on one acre
of land in Sherman county this year,
and sold the crop for cash.
The run of steelhead salmon in Coos
bay has commenced. Quite a number
were brought from Coos river to Marsh
field last week, and were sold for 50
Three steamers now plv between Ya-
quina and San Francisco, the Presi
dent, Truckee and Scotia. The latter
carries only stone, while the others
carry all kinds of freight.
The financial condition of Grant
county shows some improvement.
Treasurer Hazeltine has funds on hand
for the redemption of outstanding war
rants bearing date of registration prior
to January 24, 1891.
State Treasurer Metelian’s account
with the several counties of the state
shows that Baker, Benton, Columbia,
Coos, Curry, Grant, Jackson, Klamath,
Lincoln, Umatilla and Wallowa have
paid their taxes and interest in full for
A Grant county paper says more
wheat has been threshed in the sur
rounding country this year than ever
before, and that enough of it will be
ground into flour to supply Grant coun
ty with flour until next season. Usual
ly it has been necessary to bring in flour.
The apple crop on Burnt river is re
ported to be three times that of last
year and of good quality. The price,
also, shows a very material advance
over last year’s. Last season’s yield
brought 40 cents a box, which this year
has advanced to 75 cents, nearly double.
Both dwelling and business houses
are needed in Vale, Malheur county,
says tlie Advocate. Every available
room in town is occupied, and the
great demand for more is increasing
daily. Little three and four room cot
tages that can be built at a cost not
to exceed $200 each will bring from $5
to $8 a month rent.
Samples of Eastern oysters that were
planted in Yaquina bay have been on
exhibition in Newport. Tlie oysters
have increased very much in size, and
have improved much in flavor, oyster
experts say, but whether or not spawn
discovered on mussel shells and other
objects near them is the product of the
foreign or native oyster cannot yet be
determined. Samples were sent East
two weeks ago for settling this point,
but no report has yet been received.
Barley—Feed barley, $19(320; brew
ing, $20 per ton.
Millstiffs—Bran, $15 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $15.50.
Hay—Timothy, $12(312.50; clover,
$10@ll; California wheat, $10; do
oat, $11; Oregon wild bay, $9(310 per
Eggs—22 ’a (3 25c per dozen.
Butter—Fancy creamery, 50 (3) 55c;
fair to good, 40@45c; dairy, 30(340c
Cheese — Oregon,
America, 12}sc; California, 9(d) 10c
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $1.75(3
2.50 per doezn; broilers, $2.00(32.50;
per dozen; turkeys, live, 9(310c per
Potatoes—Oregon Burbanks, 35@40c
per sack; sweets. $1.40 per cental.
Onions—Oregon, new, red, 90c; yel
low, 80c per cental.
Hops—8(314c per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, 4 (3 6c.
Wool—Valley, 14(316c per ]xmnd;
Eastern Oregon, 7@12c; mohair, 20
' @22c per pound.
Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wethers
■nd ewes, $3.00; dressed mutton,
5c; spring lambs, 5*^c per pound.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $4.50;
lightand feeders, $3.00(34.00; dressed,
$4.50(35.00 per 100 pounds.
Beef—Gross, top steers, $2.75(38.00;
cows, $2.25; dressed beef, 4@5*^c per
Veal—Large, 4)^(3 5c; small,
6c per ]>ound.
There is a good demand for logs on
The lumber shipments from Wash
ington in October by rail were 750
The shingle shipments from AVash-
ington in October were 1,866 cars, or
298,560,000 shinlges, notwithstanding
the car shortage and drop in prices.
A Gray’s harbor fisherman says that
the falling-off of the catch in silverside
salmon there this season is fully 50
per cent. The pack of the cannery at
Aberdeen is only 10,000 cases, against
21,000 last year. The new hatchery
on the Chehalis river will, it is expect
ed, check this diminution in supply and
restore the industry.
AA’ashington has a law against alien
ownership of land in that state. A
Scotch company is desirous of building
a beet-sugar factory near Spokane, and
this law stands in the way. There is a
case in the supreme court of Washing
ton at the present time which will de
termine whether the law is constitu
tional or not, or whether aliens can
own land in the state or not.
By the breaking of a sheer boom at
Stanwood, in Snohomish county, the
other day, between 5,0o0,000 and 6,-
000,000 feet of logs went out into the
Sound, and that of this amount prob
ably, 500,000 feet will go out to sea
through Deception pass. The boom
company expects to be able to savo all
except those carried out to sea by the
AA' ashington, Nov. 29. — Hawaiian
Minister Francis M. Hatch, who has
just arrived in this city on hie return
from Honolulu, expressed the opinion
today that the trouble between Japan
and Hawaii has been smoothed over,
and can be settled now without diffi
Will Accept Aid From America.
Washington, Nov. 30.—In conse I culty. The Japanese government seems
quence of the widespread destitution to be disposed to have the matter set
among the people who have been con- i tled in as amicable a spirit as possible.
centrated at certain points in Cuba, the
governor-general of the island has in
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 29.—A reply has
formed Consul-General Lee that United been prepared by the Dominion govern
States citizens who desire to send sup- I ment and forwarder] to Washington in
plies to the poor and needy in Cuba respect to the negotiations which are
■hould send them to the Catholic bish going on between those countries. The
ops at the nearest point of collection, government will not sav what the reply
and these prelates would in turn con is until it reaches Mr. Foster, at AA"ash
sign whatever might be sent to the ington, but it is understood that it is a
bishops of the island at Havana and refusal to stop pelagic sealing for one
Santiago de Cuba for distribution.
The state auditor has had printed in
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Chicago, Nov. 29.—The Luetgert pamphlet form the opinions of the at
Halifax, N. S., Nov. 30.—The explo case will be called for a second trial to torney-general relative to revenue and
sion of a boiler at the Gold Lake mines. morrow morning, in Judge Horton’s taxation. These pamphlets will be for
East Halifax, caused the death of the court. The state will announce its warded to the different county treas
manager of the mine, Daniel Phail, readiness to go on with the trial at urers throughout the state. So many
and James Hennessey and John Mc- once, but it is very probable that At inquiries were received by the state
Isaac, their bodies being terribly torn torney Phalen, for the defense, will auditor relative to the construction of
by flying wreckage of the boiler. ask for a continuance or a change of the revenue law that this step was
Hennessey and Mclsaac were testing venue.
The famous Ruby creek, over which
A Four-Handed Fight.
Smallpox in Mexico.
Mandeville, La., Nov. 2.—From there was so much exictement 15 years
Denver, Nov. 30.—A special to the
ago, promises to furnish the state with
News from Santa Fe., N. M., says: A Bayou Lacombe, a email settlement 11 another rich district. A resident of
miles east of here, news has been re
visitor from San Marchal states that an
ceived of a desjierate fight between Ar Burlington was in Mount Vernon last
epidemic of smallpox exists among the
thur and Edward Jolie, on one side, week and brought with him and sold to
Mexican residents there. The matter
and Laurence and Edward Cousin, on the bank a little over $1,000 in coarse
has been kept very quiet and the atten
the other, in which al) concerned were gold taken out of placer claims on Can
tion of the territorial board of health
killed. Shotguuns and pistols were yon creek, a branch of Ruby creek,
has not yet been called.
the weafione used. A long-standing i W. A. Woodin and others, who were
contemplating building a shingle mill
Eighteen persons live in a one-room family feud led to the fight.
in Fairhaven, have changed their
shanty, 16x24 feet, in the town of
To every 192 persons in the United blinds, and will put up a salmon can-
Woodstock Vt., not far from the States there is a telephone.
nery with a capacity of 20,000 cases.
Wrecked an Entire
Andersonville, Ind., Nov. 29.—Ches
terfield, Ind., was almost wiped off the
map at an curly hour this morning by
an explosion of 80 quarts of nitrogly
cerine in an oil field half a mile from
town. James Gol’s house, about 300
rods distant, was torn to pieces. The
explosion tore a hole in the ground
down to the water line. A three-ton
engine was torn to fragments, and ev
ery animal in the neighborhood was
The little town of Chesterfield is •
mass of ruins. Every house was moved
from its foundation, and windows were
shattered, doors smashed in, every
light put out and the plastering shaken
from the walls. Several people were
shaken out of bed.
At Dalesville, two miles away, and
at Yorktown, five miles distant, the
damage was almost as great. Many
people were injured, and it is miracu
lous that many were not killed. The
■hock was felt 15 miles away. The
damage cannot lie estimated.
Will Hasten Durrant’s Execution.
Sun Francisco, Nov. 29.—Acting At
torney-General Carter has received
word from Attorney-General Fitzgerald
that he will advise Warden Hale to
carry out the execution of Durrant, re
gardless of apy legal proceedings that
may lie instituted by Durrant’s attor
neys, after the preBent legal quibble
lias been decided. Durrant will be re
sentenced as soon as the controversy
Butter — Fancy native creamery,
now pending is settled, after which the
brick, 27c; ranch, 16(318c.
attorney-general of the state believe*
Cheese—Native Washington, 12jjc;
no legal step can accomplish further
delay in the proposed execution of the
Eggs—Fresh ranch, 30 (3 32c.
Poultry—Chickens, live, per pound,
Marshal Blanco’s Assurance.
hens, 10c; spring chickens, $2.50(3
Madrid Nov. 29.—Marshal Blanco
3 00; ducks, $3.50(33.75.
has cabled to the cabinet an assurance
Wheat—Feed wheat, $22 per ton.
that he will be the arbitrator in con
Oats—Choice, per ton, $19(320.
Corn—Whole, $22; cracked, per ton, nection with the customs tariff, and
that the interests of the peninsula
$22; feed meal, $22 per ton.
Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton, ■hall not suffer thereby.
An excellent effect has been pro
$22; whole, $22.
Fresh Meats—Choice dressed beef, duced in official circles by the publica
steers, 6c; cows, 5J^c; mutton sheep, tion this morning, in the official ga-
■ette, of the two decrees extending to
6c; pork, 7c; veal, small, 7.
Fresh Fish—Halibut, 4(35c: salmon, the Antilles the universal sufferage law
8(34c; salmon trout, 7(3 10c; flounders of 1890, and applying also the laws in
■nd sole, 3(«4; ling cod, 4(35; rock cod, scribed in the first chapter of the 8pan-
: ish constitution.
5c; smelt, 2Ja(34c.
Freeh Fruit—Apples, 50c(3$1.25 per
There is a white sparrow in Lafay
box; peaches, 75(380c; prunes, 35(340c;
pears, 75c (311 per box.
AA’ool—Nevada 11 (3 13c; Oregon, 12
(314c; Northern 11 (3 12c per pound.
Hops—10(3 14c per pound.
Millstuffs—Middlings, $20(322; Cal
ifornia bran, $17.50(3 18.00 per ton.
Onions—New red. 70(380c; do new
■ilverskin, $1.40(31.60 per cental.
Eggs—Store, 18(326c; ranch, 40(3
41c; Eastern, 17(324; duck, 25c per
| Cheese—Fancy mild, new, 12,l^c; fair
to good, 7® 8c per pound.
Ths Concur^ Returns From Alaska.
San Francisco, Nov. 29.—The gun
boat Concord arrived from Alaska to
day. She will go to the navy-yard for
an overhauling, after which she will
be sent to China to take the place of
the Yorktown on that station.
San Francisco Market.
Maxim’s New Oun Tasted.
Portsmouth, Nov. 29. — Hiram Max-
ini’s new quick-firing gun was tried
here today with remarkable reaulta.
With 25 pound* of cordite it showed
affective range of 16,000 yard*.