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BACK TO THE ARMY.
Where Civil Government Has
M c M innville .
July 22. — The United
of the State.
m or rot mi
William C. Whitney, of New York,
paid $50,(MM) for the two-year-old colt
It in reported that a company at St.
Cloud, Fla., han succeeded in making
excellent paper from the leave« of
Andrew Allan, , the only surviving
founder of the Allan Line Ocean
Steamship Co. i and president of the
line, die«! at Montreal, Can., at th«
age of 80 years.
Negotiations Still Progressing.
Ixjndon, July 22—In the house of
common« today the parliamentary
secretary of the foreign office. Lord
Cranbourne. informed a questioner
that the difficulty which caused the
deadlock among the minister« of the
foreign powers at Pekin had reference
to the collection of revenues, ear
marked for the purpoae of indemnity,
and that the negotiation« at Tekin
were «till in grogreaa.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
Brief Review of the Growth and Improve
ment! of the Many Industries Through
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
A number of small hold-ups are re
ported around Athena and Weston.
A stage line has been established
across the mountains from Prineville
James Hall, a California pioneer of
1852, died recently at Fairview, Was
Several rich clean ups are reported
from the placer mines of Mule Gulch,
The Eugene excelsior factory is
running night and day, turning out
12 carloads every month.
Oregon college presidents are dis
cussing a more thorough regulation
of intercollegiate athletics.
The natural ice caves near Elgin,
Union county, are becoming quite a
summer resort for that section.
A. W. Sturgis,of Josephine county,
expects to realize $10,000 from the
annual clean up on his Forest creek
Timber fires are raging in the
mountains in Lake and Klamath
counties, and the valleys are getting
blue with smoke.
The prune crop in Benton and Linn
counties will be such a record breaker
that it is feared much of the fruit
must go to waste for lack of drying
The number of children
county between the ages of 4 and 20,
according to the reports of the several
school clerks, is 7,549. Last year the
number of children was 7,382.
The Oregon rattlesnake seems lack
ing in real venom.
were bitten recently in various hay-
fields in Eastern Oregon, but no
fatalities or serious results are re-
Some of the Polk county prune
growers are already engaging hands
for the harvest, as a labor famine is
anticipated on account of the size of
the crop and the outside demand for
Good coal prospects are reported on
the old H. C. Owen place, eight miles
from Eugene. Capital has been in
terested and development work will
soon be begun. The vein was known
years ago, but an obstinate owner
Milton is trying hard to get a can
nery located there.
Wagoneers are doing a heavy wool
business freighting out of Lostine.
The Crook county court paid boun
ty on 740 coyote scalps last session.
Florence people are working for
more adequate protection against fire.
Bob Whtie quail have been seen in
small coveys near Lostine, Wallowa
Numerous bands of sheep are headed
for the summer pastures in the Green
A California lion was seen lately in
the suburbs of Marshfield and badly
frightened several small children.
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Passed Away at Spokane
Spokane, Wash., July 22.—Major
James O'Neill, one of the earliest
pioneers of the Northwest, died at 11
o’clock last night. He was the third
1 mayor of Portland. At the time of
j his death he was deputy clerk of the
He was born at
Dunansburg, Schenectady county, N.
Y., February 8, 1826.
In 1853 he
came west to Oregon. He settled in
Oregon City, but soon went to Port
land and became agent for Wells,
Fargo <t Co.
He was elected the
third mayor of Portland and held
that office during 1856-7. In 1861 he
went to Lapwai, in the Nez Perces
reservation, aa superintendent of ed
ucation, and next year took full
charge of the agency under a com
mission issued July 6, 1862, by Pres
ident Lincoln, appointing him Unit
ed States Indian agent for the terri
tory of Idaho.
In 1866, Major O’Neill passed
through this country on his way to
select land for a reservation, and the
land then chosen constitutes the pres
ent Coeur d’Alene Indian reserve.
He retired from his position in 1868,
and May 10 of the following year
went bick to New York state, riding
on the first through train on the Cen
tral Pacific Railroad from Sacramento
to Ogden. He remained about nine
years at his native place. In 1878 he
returned to the West, locating at
Chewelah, Stevens county, Wash.,
where he was sub-Indian agent, hav
ing charge of the Coeur d’Alenes. In
1887 he was elected auditor of Stev
ens county. He served two terms.
He was then elected to the state sen
ate to represent Stevens and Spokane
counties. In 1892 he was appointed
deputy clerk of the United States
district and circuit courts of the east
ern division of Washington, which he
held at the time of his death.
Southwestern Stales are Getting
Items of Interest From All Parts •
O regon .
States Civil Commission today an
------ a nounce! that after three months'
trial of a provincial form of govern
ment in the Islands of Cebu and Bohol
and the Province of Batangas, Lu
zon, control of these districts, owing
Aa Interesting Collection of Items From the to their incomplete pacification, has
Two Hemispheres Presented In a
been returned to the military author
ities, it having proved that the com
munities indicated are backward and
The mine firemen’s strike has been undeserving of civil admin is)'at ion.
I The provincial and civil officials of
The southwest was again scorched these designated districts will contin-
by a hot wave.
' ue their functions, but are now under
Tlie steel trust has made no effort the authority of General Chaffee,
I instead of that of Civil Governor Taft,
to start up idle plants.
■ as heretofore. General Chaffee has
The rivers and harbors committee the power arbitrarily to remove from
has returned from Alaska.
office any or all provincial or civil
The international mining congress officials and to abrogate any section
has opened at Boise, Idaho.
of the laws promulgated in these three
Whitmarsh lias lieen exonerated of provinces.
The residents-of the island of Cebu
the charges brought against him.
The ministers at Pekin have agreed have protested, but without success,
upon the question of indemnity pay against the return to that island to
Several towns in
Cebu are still besieged by the insur
Han Francisco teamsters have quit gents. The insurrection on the island
work and the wholesale trade is about of Bohol has been renewed and insur
gent sentiment in the province of
Colonel Albert Jenks, a well known Batangas is strong. General Chaffee
artist, dropped dead in Los Angeles of has ordered a battalion of the- Thir
tieth infantry to begin the occupa
heart disease, aged 75 years.
A Pittsburg woman started the fire tion of the island of Mindoro. The
with kerosene and, with her three province of Batangas will be occu
pied by the entire Twentieth infan
children, was burned to death.
The mayor of Santa Paula, Cal., 1
H. Phelps Whitmarsh, governor
was shot and probably fatally wound of Benguet province, who was recent
ed by a tough character of that place. ly ordered to Manila for investigation
Corbin and Chaffee have decided on of certain charges against him, pre
radical changes in the army in the sented his side of the. case to the
Philippines. The military force will United States Philippine commis
Mr. Whitmarsh denied every
be reduced to 20,(MM) or 30,000.
A movement has been started by charge made against him.
An act has been passed organizing
the labor unions of San Francisco to
insular constabulary, practically
shut out Japanese, placing them on
as outlined in dispatches received
the same footing with the Chinese.
last March. A provision has been
At a Chicago nice track four horses 1 added empowering the chief of the
became frightened, threw their riders system and either of the four district
and bolted from the track into the assistants temporarily to consolidate
»[lectators and several person« were constabulatories of two or more pro
vinces in case of necessity. Inspec
It is estimated that $2,000,(MM) in tion and discipline of the municipal
bank notes is in circulation which police will also be controlled by con-
have been printed from the plates of stabulatory departments.
a defunct bank. The pates were sup
posed to have been destroyed 50 years
The Havana drydock may be towed Great Steaming Radius of Proposed New U S.
to Subig bay, Luzon.
Agu inaldo is irritated by his con
Washington, July 22.—The plans
now under consideration for the new
The sti-el trust will attempt to open armored cruisers authorized by con
several plants this week.
gress contemplate such a new depart
Friendly relations between Russia ure in steaming capacity that these
and Thibet hax^i been opened.
ships will l>e able to make voyages
Hot weather continues in the Brit exceeding any by the ships now in
ish Isles, but relief is predicted.
commission and equaling, if not ex
Another heat wave has visited the ceeding, the long distance trips of
corn licit of Kansas and Nebraska.
any naval warship afloat.
Peasants of the Volga, Russia, pro the plans are not fully passed upon,
vinces are on the verge of starvation. the main features are pretty well
General Davis has relieved General worked out.
They provide for a
Kobbe in the southern Philippine combination of three screws, so separ
ated that any one can work inde
By using three screws
Mrs. Kruger, wife of ex-President pendently.
Kruger, of the Transvaal republic, the ship could develop great speed
from 22 to 23 knots, so that she
could be listed as a 23 knot ship.
International Epworth League con But all three screws would l>e used
vention at San Francisco has ad only in case of emergency.
purpose of making long voyages only
It is almost certain that the sta one screw would be ustsl at a time.
tionary firemen’s strike will soon be It is estimated that this would give
at an end.
a speed of 10 knots an hour. By al
Major O’Neill, the third mayor of ternating the screws, the craft could
the city of Portland, is dead at his make a voyage of at least 10,(MM) miles
without a stop to recoal, and at the
home in Spokane.
same time she would always have her
It is feared that disorder and dis
tress will follow opening of govern three screews in readiness to develop
a 22 or 23 knot «peed in case of ne
ment lands in Oklahoma.
The next official map of the United
APPEALS FOR PROTECTION.
State« will show the Lewis and Clark
route and incidentally advertise the
An English Subject In Colnrado Is Afraid of
No move has been made to Bettie
the «teel strike.
Denver, July 22.—William Rad
General Daniel Butterfield died at cliffe has appealed to the state to pro
hi« home at Craigside, N. Y.
tect his property at the Grand Mesa
Earl Russell will enter the plea of lakes. lie nays armed men are in
guilty to the charge of bigamy.
possession of his property and threat
One man was killed and 50 wound en to kill his employes if they do not
ed in religious riots at Saragossa.
l.iave Delta county.
He arrived in
L. H. J. Hunt has abandoned pro- the city last evening and immedi
ject to establish a newspaper at Se- ately entered into consultation with
the state game commissioner. The
opinion of the attorney general will
International convention of Ep- lie asked as to the duty of the state.
worth League has opened in Sau- Radcliffe places his loss in young
trout alone at *10.000.
The American Sugar Refining Com who is an English subject, has ap
pany has reduced the [trice on all pealed to the British consul for pro
grades of sugar.
tection to his life and property.
Italy is investigating representa
Will B< Sent to Fort Lawton.
tions made regarding alleged lynching
of two Italians in Mississippi.
Seattle, July 22.—The Thirty-sec
The British and French navies will ond company of coast artillery is an
unite in a series of maneuvers in nounced by the local quartermaster’s
order to see which cun out general office here as having been detailed to
duty at Fort Lawton on its arrival at
Seattle. The company is now in the
The tinworkers’ union has refuser! Philippines and ia expect«! to arrive
to handle non union plate«, thus com here within the next 30 days. There
ing to the support of Hie striking tin are 110 men in the detachment. The
accommodat ions at Fort Lawton, how
The relief from drought in Kansai ever, are not sufficient for a two-com
was only temporary.
The weather pany battery of artillery, and are
has again turned warm and all crops now l>eing enlarged under a contract
recently let by the government.
OB t —
Third Mayor of the Citv of Portland, 1856-7—
Been a Failure
--Insurrection Not Qu.lied.
AN ALASKA TRAGEDY.
MAJOR O’NEIL DEAD.
WEARY OF PRISON.
Aguinaldo is Chafing Under
Manila, July 23.— Aguinaldo is
considerably irritated at his contin
ued surveillnace by the American au
Whenever he signs his
name he must add the word "pris
oner.” He refused the request of his
friends to write to the insurgent
General Malvar, still at large in
Southern Luzon, advising him to
He consented to sign a
copy of his oath of allegiance with
the understanding that it be forward
ed to Malvar for the purpose of influ
encing his surrender, but under his
signature to the oath he wrote, “Pris
oner in Malacanan Prison.”
General Davis has been ordered to
the command of the American troops
on the island of Mindanao, and in the
formerly commander of this district,
will return to the United States.
The transport Sheridan, with the
Fourteenth infantry, and Adjutant
General Barry on board, sailed front
who left here on the Meade July 4,
will embark on the Sheridan, at Na-
gasaki, for San Francisco.
DISTRESS MAY FOLLOW.
Rushing Into Oklihomi With
Little Money or Provisions.
Fort Sill, O. T., July 23.—Disor
der and distress, will, it is feared, fol
low the actual opening of the Kiowa-
Comanche reservation, August 6. It
is now estimated that fully 150,000
people will have registered for a
chance to secure one of the 13,000
claims to be awarded by lottery,
when the registration booths close on
Thousands of persons now
on the reseravtion, who are neither
mechanics nor artisans, and who have
little or no money, announce their
intention of locating around Lawton,
if they fail to win a claim. Campers,
who came in prairie schooners by the
thousands, generally brought with
them provisions sufficient to last
from five to 10 days. Continued
drought has caused the water to be
restricted, and for days a hot wind
has prevailed on the prairies, and the
temperature has averaged over the
With those conditi >ns
before them, many are already be
ginning to grumble, and when this is
followed by disappointment over
failure to draw a lucky number, the
hope that bore many up will doubt
less give way to more serious condi
KANSAS CITY TEMPERATURE REACHES 128
Intense Suffering Among All Classes — Esti.
mates of the Corn Yield Reduced to
a Quarter of a Crop.
Kansas City, Mo., July 24.—A
veritable hot blast literally scorched
the Southwest today, breaking all
heat records in the history of the
local weather bureau.
Kansas City experienced the hottest
weather ever known here, the govern
ment thermometer reaching 104 and
remaining above the 100 mark for
seven hours. Two dozen prostrations,
nine fatal, were the result. Today at
3:30 o’clock the weather bureau ther
mometer at the highest point in the
city showed 106 degrees, with street
thermometers in the business districts
reaching as high as 128.
mometer at 8 A. M. registered 90;
was 101 at noon, and at 3 P. M., 104.
Hardly a breath of air stirred. The
suffering was intense, especially
among persons compelled to work
out doors and in the poor districts
in the bottoms. Seven deaths from
prostrations were reported during the
day in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas
City, Kan., and over 30 persons were
overcome by the heat. This makes a
total death for the two days of 16.
Most of the victims were elderly per
The highest previous temperature
in the history of the Kansas City
weather bureau was 103, in August,
1896, but it only remained near that
point for one day. Today is the 32d
in succession on which the tempera
ture has averaged alxive 90 degrees
and the 15th in that time that the
thermometer has gone over 100. At
Lawrence, Kan., the state university
reported the heat record for Kansas
again broken, at 106 degrees, the
highest in 34 years.
Farmers are still rushing their live
stock to market because of the scarc
ity of water. Today the local receipts
of cattle were the heaviest on record,
amounting to 25,500 head.
was also a big advance in the price of
grain, attributed to the heat. Sep
tember corn rose almost 4 cents to 60
5-8 cents and September wheat went
cents to 68)4 cents.
car lots of corn sold as high as 63
cents a bushel to go back to the
Heavy showers fell this afternoon
in Southwestern Missouri, in the vi
cinity of Joplin, the zinc district, and
in Southeastern Kansas around Fort
There is no prospect for a
heavy fall, the only thing that will
cause a permanent break in the
At 11 o'clock tonight a local thun
der shower brought relief to the suffer
ing people in nuich lower tempera
ture, but the rainfall was small.
FLOOD OF BAD NOTES.
Platts Used by a Bank
Out of Exsistence.
Washington, July 24.—Chief Wil
kie, of the secret service, has received
a number of bank notes printed from
the original plates used by the State
Bank of New Brunswick, N. J., over
50 years ago. The bank went out of
existence some time in the 50’s and it
was supposed that the steel plates
from which its notes were printed
It seems, ho vever,
that these notes have fallen into the
hands of persons who have printed
from them large quantities of notes
which have been put into circulation
from New York to San Francisco. A
very large per centage of the notes so
far discovered are twos, although some
ones and fives are being sent in.
Inasmuch as the notes are not
counterfeits of any United States
notes or obligation the makers and
passers cannot be prosecuted under
the United States laws, but it is said
they can be punished for fraud under
the state laws.
It appears that the
notes readily passed along the Cana
dian frontier, as the takers think they
are the notes of the Canadian pro
vince of New Brunswick, the words
“New Jersey” being printed in small
The notes are printed on
bond [taper and are quite as good in
every way as the originals. It is
said that possibly $2.(KM),000 of these
notes are in circulation.
Wheat—Walla Walla, export value,
55056c per bushel; bluestem, 57c;
Flour—beBt grades, $2.9003.40 [>er
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats—White, $1.32*401 35 ; gray,
Barley—Feed, $16.50017; brewing,
$17017.50 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay—Timothy, $12.50014; clover,
$709.50; Oregon wild hay, $607 per
Butter—Fjsncv creamery, 17 *»019c ;
dairy, 14015c; store, 11012c |H*r
Eggs—17*? 018c per dozen.
Cheese—Full cream, twins, ] 110
ll*?c; Young America, 12012’^c e j>er
Poultry—Chickens, mixes!. $3.250
4 00; hens, $4.0005.00; dressed. 100
11c per pound; springs, $2.5004.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
03.50 for young; geese, $4 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 8010c; dressed.
10012’40 per pound.
Mutton — Laml>s, 3*ac.
dressed, 607c per pound; sheep,
$3 25, gross; dressed, 606 ’^c per lb.
Hogs — Gross, heavy, $5.7506;
light. $4.75 05; dressed, 6ls07c per
Veal—Small. 7 *?08 *?c ; iarge, 6’a
07 Sc |M>r pound.
Beef—Gross top steers, $4 0004.25:
cows and heifers, $3.2503.50; dresses!
beef, 6*?0^Sc per pound.
Hops—12014c per pound.
Wool — Valley, 11013c; Eastern
Oregon, 8012c; mohair, 20021c per
Potatoes—$1.0001.25 per sack;new
potatoes, 1 t*c per pound.
Kansas City, July 22.—The Mis
souri river has cut its banks ât a
[Kiint eight miles south of Leaven
worth and is now pouring part of its
waters into the Platte river. The
bed of the Platte is being gradually
widened, and there is danger that
within the next few days the Missouri
will be transferred completely to the
bed of the Platte.
An island five
miles long and in some places nearly
two miles wide has been formed. If
the Missouri adopts this new channel
this new land will be transferred from
Missouri to Kansas.
St. Johns, N. F., July 24.—The
mail steamer Home, which arrived
here today, from Labrador, reports
that the coast is blockaded with ice
floes, especially the northern part,
where the floes are impenetrable.
This will greatly delay the Peary te-
lief steamer Erik, which counted
upon calling at Turnavia, Northern
Labrador, and landing her last mail
before entering the Arctic circle. The
Home had to alusndon her attempt to
reach her terminus in consequence of
Pasteboard armor is likely to come
into military fashion. It is, if thick
enough, almost impenetrable to car
bine bullets, which can pierce five-
inch wiMxlen planks. Recent experi
ments prove this.
The record was broken recently in
the sale of unoccupied lands in Ne
braska. Wyoming and Kansas. Over
fit).(MX) acres were disposed of. the
largest amount in any one week in
the history of the land department.
Destructive Prairie Fires.
Hop« Americans Will Take Part.
Washington July 24.—The state
Denver July 23.— Considerable de
struction by forest and prairie tires is department has received a note from
reported from different points in the the Italian embassy at Washington
state, directly attributable to the inclosing a letter from the mayor of
condition of grass and timber from
the long dry spell. Timber tires have Turin, to President McKinley, ex
been burning several day« near pressing the hope that artists and
Mount Evans, Long's Peak and on manufacturers fmm the United States
the Kenosha range.
From Baca and will take part in the international
Prowers counties, the center of the exposition of modern decorative art to
stock raising district, come report« be held in Turin in 1902. under the
j patronage of the king of Italy.
of destructive prairie fires.
Three Men Left on
Port Townsend, Wash., July 24 —
The steamship Oregon arrived in
quarantine from Nome last night,
ami remained in the stream awaiting
inspection until this morning.
brought the largest number of passen
gers of any steamer arriving from
Nome this season. The Oregon sailed
from Nome July 13.
that for several days previous to her
sailing a fearful surf was sweeping the
beach at Nome, which endangered
both life and property.
A tragedy is reported on Unimak
island. Three' men were landed there
last fall by the steamer Thomas F.
Bayard, lhe Bayard was to return
for them this season, and when she
arrived a party was sent ashore and
found a collapsed tent, the strong
ropes of which had evidently been
cut with a knife or some other sharp
instrument. Inside were a couple of
garments, coat and vest, both of
which were pierced with sharp knife
cuts. The Bayard sailed for Nome
and arrived there July 9, and made
the foregoing re[H>rt.
The steamer Ruth, which was dis
abled by ice at Golofin bay, after
making temporary repairs, started for
Cape Nome in a leaking condition,
and was caught in the storm in Behr
ing sea and she was again disabled,
and while drifting about helplessly
was picked up by the steamer Santa
Ana and towed to Nome.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Steamer Burned on the Lakes—Crew Believed
to Be LosL
Marinette, Wis., July 2,—During a
severe electrical storm today a boat
supposed to be a large schooner or
steam barge was struck by lightning
and destroyed by fire, and her crew is
believed to have be.en lost. The light
keeper at Menominee saw the boat
burning just south of Green island.
He called up the local fire tug and
the latter started out to render any
three miles out all signs of the boat
or fire suddenly disappeared, and an
examination afterward showed no
wreckage. The nearest land is Green
island and the crew, if they had
escaped with their lives, would have
gone there. There was a heavy sea
running, and it would have been im
possible for a small boat to live in it.
The boat was on her way here from
the Sturgeon bay canal, and was un
doubtedly one of the Chicago or Mil
waukee lumber carriers.
cation with Sturgeon bay fails to
establish the identity of the lost craft.
FIREMEN’S STRIKE ENDED.
Off at a Joint
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 24.—The
strike of the stationary firemen was
jointly called off at a joint meeting
of the strikers and the executive
board of United Mineworkers tonight.
A resolution was offered requesting
all strikers to report for work tomor
row, and if they are refused by any of
the companies, then the United
Mineworkers will take up their cases.
The resolution was adopted by an
almost unanimous vote.
More mines, with the aid of the
United Mine workers, resumed opera
tions in the Wyoming valley today.
Committees from the striking sta
tionary firemen waited upon the su
perintendents of the coal companies
and asked to be reinstated. At some
of the mines the committees were
told that the places of the strikers
were filled. At others the names of
the old firemen were taken and the
committees were told that if their
services were needed they would be
In accordance with the agreement
entered into at the conference last
night by the executive officers of the
United Mineworkers and the chief
officers of the stationary firemen,
some of the firemen belonging to the
United Mineworkers gave notice to
day that they will give up their posi
tions. This will make room for the
Ambushed by Boers.
London, July 23.—The casualty
lists received tonight at the war
office indicate that a party of South
African constabulary was ambushed
near Petrusburg July 16 and that two
members of the party were killed,
one dangerously wounded and 17 are
missing and are believed to have
been taken prisoners by the Boers.
Missouri Changing Its Course.
With Ice Floes.
All Depends on the Powers.
Tien Tsin, July 23. — Europeans
here consider that the prevention of
a speedy recurrence of trouble de
pends entirely upon the firmness <y9-
plaved by the powers.
It is thought
that this fact should be recognized in
Europe and the United States. The
general feeling in Tien Tsin is that
China is in no wise overawed or re
pentant. Li Hung Chang is reported
to have adopted an off hand tone to
ward a member of the provisional
government, and to hs’e talked of
| ousting the provisional government.
British Missionaries Indignant
London, July 24.—The party of
British missionaries who accompaied
Major Periera to Tai Yuen Fu, in
Shan Si, to investigate the condition
of the mission property, and of the
native Christians, traveled unarmed,
says a dispatch to the Times from
Pekin, relying upon a promise of
protection, which was faithfully ful
filled. Everywhere they were well re