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TÀMHILL COUHTY REPORTER.
TRAIN WAS HELD UP.
D. I. AIBIBT, Publisher.
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An Interfiling Collection of Items From the
Two Hemispheres Presented In a
Chicago—Failed to Find Treasure.
Chicago, Aug. 2.—The Baltimore
4 Ohio passenger train from the
East, which was due to arrive at the
Grand Central station, Chicago, at 9
o’clock last night, was held up by
five masked men at 8 o’clock last
night, between Edgemore and Grand
Calumet Heights, Ind., 31 miles out
of Chicago. One of the mail cars,
which contained no money, was dy
namited and wrecked.
at robbery was made after the two
mail cars had lieen detached from the
train and run a quarter of a mile
ahead. The failure of the robbers
to make a rich haul was due to the
fact that the express car, which con
tained the train’s treasure, was in an
After wrecking the
mail car and obtaining no booty the
men disappeared in the darkness
without attempting to rectify their
mistake. The only loot they carried
away with them as a result of their
adventure was the gold watch of the
engineer. The train was the New
York and Washington vestibule lim
ited. Most of the trainmen were shot
at and had narrow escapes from bul
lets. No person was injured, either
by firearms or dynamite.
Rockefeller is going to build a pal
ace to cost 11,000,000.
The steel trust succeeded in opening
a mill at Leechburg, Pa.
Relations between France and Tur
key are somewhat strained.
Striking garment makers at New
ark, N. J., have won their strike.
Over 600 national banks have been
organized under the law of March 4,
A company has been organized to
construct a trolley system from New
York to Boston.
Colombian insurgents have been
successful in several engagements
against the government troops.
Quarantine officials at Victoria, B.
C., have been warned to guard
REWARD FOR LORD ROBERTS.
against possible introduction of bu
English House of Lords Votes Him a Snug
Empress Frederick, mother of em
Fortune for Work in South Africa.
peror of Germany and sister of King
Edward of England, died after a lin
London, Aug. 2—In the house of
commons today, proposing a resolu
The recent murders of miners on tion granting Field Marshal Lord
Nunivak island are said to have been Roberts £100,000 for his services in
committed by white deserters from a South Africa, J. Balfour, the govern
ment leader, in the course of his eu
An explosion of gasoline in a gro logy of the field marshal, said that
cery store in Philadelphia caused a there was no doubt that but for Lord
destructive fire and resulted in the Roberts’ daring and strategy, and the
rapidity with which his plans were
death of about 20 persons.
carried out, Kimberly and Mafeking
Owing to a fire which has been rag would have fallen, 11, (MX) British
ing for months, the owners of the would have been starved into submis
Jersey coal mine at Plymouth, N. J., j sion at Ladysmith, and there would
will be compelled to abandun the I have been a general rising of disloy
alists in South Africa.
The request of shipowners and mas leader, Sir Henry Campbell-Banner
ters of vessels that foreign Chinese be man, concurred in the motion.
allowed to unload vessels at San Fran John
cisco during the strike has been de strongly opjaised the vote.
clared Lord Roberts had shown the
nied by the treasury department.
The new government of Manila is | greatest inhumanity in South Africa,
and said he had employed barbarous
now in effect.
methods and had proved himself a
Liberia is afraid Germany wants it dismal failure.
for a colony.
Radical, and Mr. Kier-Hardy, Social
The legation defenses at Pekin are I ist and Independent Labor, also
strongly opposed the measure. Swift
Insurgetts have been driven out of MacNeil, Irish Nationalist, said he
considered Lord Roberts’ operations
three more towns in Mindoro.
were conducted with a maximum of
England approves the stern Boer cruelty and a minimum of humanity,
policy announced by Chamberlain.
and that his farewell speech at Cape
Any settlement of the Sa.i Francis Town was horrible hypocrisy and
co labor troubles seems very remote. blasphemy. After further debate Mr.
The death of Dowager Empress Balfour moved the closure, which was
Frederick is expected at any moment. carried. The resolution was adopted
by a vote of 281 to 73.
Austrians will resort to force to
keep out American shoe stores in
GENERAL WOOD ON CUBA.
Another Negro has been lynched in He Says ths Americans Can Settle Up and
the Taliaferro neighborhood
Get Out Within Eight Months.
York, Aug. 2.—General Leon
Fruit failures by drouth in Eastern
states will create a good demand for | ard W ood, military governor of Cuba,
who is now on board the dispatch
boat Kenawha preparing for a cruise
Statistics for 1900 show the United along the const of New England, said
States to be by far the greatest coal today, in discussing Cuban affairs:
producing nation in the world.
“Cuba is a totally undeveloped
Canners and fishermen on the Co island, and has a great future before
lumbia agree that the down river it. Yellow fever, in another year,
■almon run was caused by hatchery will cease to be epidemic.
not had a single case of yellow fever
Several pouches of mail were stocn in Havana this summer, and none in
from the union depot at Portland, Eastern Cuba for two years past.
Some of the mail was re Cuba’s resources require time for de
velopment. The last enormous sugar
covered, but no clew to the thief.
crop was raised on 8 per cent of the
William Steffen, a laborer, of Mos entire sugar producing lands Only
cow, Idaho, while violently insane this small percentage is under culti
■hot and killed Dr. W. W. Watkins, i vation.
and wounded two others before he'
“We have $1,500,000 in our reserve
wax shot by the posse which gathered. ! fund, and can pay all our debts and
An attempt was made to assassinate get out of Cuba within the next eight
months. We have established 3,000
the queen dowager of Portugal.
Conferees on steel strike have come nourishing schools. Two years ago we
were obliged to provide about 1(K)
to an agreement on peace terms.
orphan asylums to protect the desti
Another revolt has been started tute children. Since then we have
against President Castro, of Vene abolished 00, and expect to l>e able to
close more liefore we retire from the
The names of 4,200 people were management of Cuban affairs.
drawn in one day in the Oklahoma health compares favorably with that,
of the troops in this country, showing
An American anarchist on his way that the island is healthy.”
to Russia to kill the Czar was arrested
BATTLE WITH FILIPINOS.
The military affairs of Oregon and
Washington will be turned over to American* Killed Seven Rebel* and Took 13
The strikes on both sides of the
continent continue with no prospect
of the Nineteenth infantry, with a
of an immediate settlement.
mounteel detachment of Cebu scouts,
Lord Roberta has been voted £100.- has had an encounter with t»0 insur
000 for his services in South Africa. gents. Seven of the rebels were killed
The transport Egbert sailed from and 13 taken prisoners, (if I.ieuten-
Rcatttle for St. Michaels with 130 re tant Croft’s force, two privates were
cruits and a cargo of goods for the slightly wounded.
The Philippine commission has
military post there.
Five masked men held up a train passed the Manila civil charter,
They aecured no which will go into effect immediately.
treasure, although the express ear The tax on real property has la-cn
amended, it being fixed at 1 per cent
carried about $50,000.
for the present, and 2 per cent after
Captain Diaz Moreu, who com- 1902.
mantled one of the Spanish warships
Tomorrow all the military cable and
in the battle off Santiago is of the telegraph lines will beo|>ened for com
opinion that Schley was both brave mercial use.
Baldwin Arctic Exploring Party.
The population of the German em
pire includes 3.000,000 who use the Arctic exploring ship America, with
Evelyn Baldwin, leader of the Bald
The world has two and a quarter win-Zeigler expedition on board, has
There were 426
million acres under tobacco cultiva ■ailed from here.
tion, which produce* 850,000 ton« dog» and 16 ponies aboard.
sel’s course was toward Cape Flora,
where Mr. Baldwin expects to join
The will of Pierre Ixirillard, of New the Frithjof and Bclgica. the other
York, di*|>oses of an estate valued at two vessels of the expedition, which
about $4,000,000. Twenty years ago left several days ago. Mr. Baldwin
his wealth was estimated at $20,- intends to push as far north as possible.
ORtGOn STATE HEWS
TO UNITE ALASKA AND SIBERIA.
Items of Interest From All Parts
St. Paul, Aug. 6.—The Pioneer
Press says: Robert Barbier, manager
of the Russo-China bank, of Pekin,
representative of the Russia govern
ment and manager of the Manchuria
railway, who is at present in St. Paul,
is said to be connected with a tremen
dous scheme of railway construction
destined to unite Alaska and Siberia
and furnish rail and water connec
tions between Circle City and Vladi
vostok, the eastern terminus of the
trans-Sil>erian railway, at a cost of
The enterprise, it is stated, has the
backing of the Bank of France and
interests in the
United States. It is to be essentially
a French-American undertaking, for
which capital is already in sight
should it prove feasible.
The length of the proposed railroad
from Circle City to Behring sea will
I* about 2,000 miles, andon the
coast of Siberia to Vladivostock is
If the concessions art-
secured from the United States and
the protection afforded the property
of the company is adequate the pri
mary survey will commence shortly.
M. Barbier, it is stated, is in the
United States for the purpose of ob
taining information as to the prob
able attitude of the government to
wards the proposed line.
of the State.
COMMERCIALAND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
A Brief Review of the Growth snd Improve
ment* of the Many Induitrie* Through
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
The first shipment of Oregon early
potatoes to the East has been made.
Counterfeit $5 gold pieces and half
dollars are in circulation in Baker
The Eugene creamery turned out
over five and a half tons of butver dur
Veteran farmers say Lane county
will have more wheat this year than
A large forest fire is reported to
be burning in the neighborhood of
I Diamond Peak.
A large attendance of students is
expected at the Mt. Angel college dur
ing the coming year.
A jmstoffice has been established at
Luda, Coos county, to be supplied by
special service from Dora.
Wallowa stockmen are protesting
vigorously against the presence of
Umatilla county sheep herds on the
government ranges in the former
J. Ball, a Seattle cattle buyer, was
in Camas valley last week. He offer
ed $3.60 per hundred pounds for beef
cattle, but could not get anything at
An experimental prune dryer, now
being built at the Oregon Agricultural
College farm, will have the trays laid
vertically in stacks after the Cun
The special government plat of the |
abandoned Fort Klamath military
and hay reservation has been com
pleted. It covers an area of about
2,200 acres. Application for entry on
the lands will be received at the Lake
view land office on and after August
The town well in Lakeview has
gone dry and is to be dug deeper.
A fine lot of 84 bucks from the
Ladd farm have been taken to Gil
liam county for breeding puproses.
The Booth-Kelly Lumber Company
will have 20 five room cottages built
for its employes at Wendling, Lane
The Modoc tribe has dwindled to 77
members, mostly women and sick or
diseased children. There are only 13
able bodied warriors.
Some Gilliam county cattle were
dying of a disease thought to be black
leg, but veterinary diagnosis proved
it to be caused by eating rusty grass.
Baker City is having lots of trouble
because her new gravity water system
is not completed. The streets are six
inches deep in dust and the sewerage
The air is now somewhat hazy down
the Willamette valley, but not because
of forest fires.
and ranchers are clearing land and
The Mule Gulch, Grant county
placers, owned by Cannon & John
son, have cleaned up $8,000 already
this season, and are expected to dou
ble the amount before snow Hies this
Report of Big Concern Backed by French and
THE MOUNTED PATROL.
First Step on the Part of China for the Pro-
tection of Traveler*.
Washington, Aug. 6.—The state
department has received, through
Mr. Squieres, secretary of the legation
at Pekin, a note from Li Hung Chang,
describing the regulations for the
control of the mounted patrol, which
it is proposed to establish along the
road between Ching Ting and Pao
Mr. Squieres says this is the first
step on the part of the Chines? au
thorities toward the protection of for
eigners traveling through the dis
turbed districts of the provinces of
Shan Si and Chi Li. The regulations
are quaintly expressed, but in sub
stance they provide for the establish
ment of military posts at nine sta
tions on the road, the commanders of
which are to furnish escorts for trav
The escort is to keep within
12 feet of the traveler, whose pace
must set theirs.
It is to disperse
people who gather about the. traveler
and are boisterous, and its members
are not to accept any pay from a trav
eler under pain of dismissal.
will be forwarded every two days.
THIRD MAN NOT NAMED.
Regarding the Schley
Court of Inquiry.
Washington, Aug. 6.—Acting Sec
retary Hackett had expected to be
able to announce the name of the
third member of the Schley court of
inquiry today, but could not do so up
to the time the department closed.
Nevertheless, it is surmised that he
has heard from at least one of the rear
admirals he has addressed on the sub
ject, and that he has communicated
the result to Secretary Long, and will
await his pleasure before making any
announcement. Secretary Long has
specially delegated the task of mak
ing a selection to Acting Secretary
Hackett, but as a matter of courtesy,
it is probable that he will be made
acquainted with the choice before k
is made public.
DEATH K SHDDEI1
War Tax Reciept* lncrea*ing — Samp*on Schley
Investigation Will Co*t
Instead of falling off $.1,300.000 a
month, as was figured would be the
result of the reduction of the war
taxes, the receipts for the first month
of the fiscal year will be a million
dollars more than the corresponding
month last year.
Passing Away of the Dowager
HER SON, KAISER WILLIAM, WAS PRESENT
She Had Been Long 1 Sufferer from Cancer
and Dropiy—Death Came Suddenly
— Interment at Potsdam.
Cronberg, Aug. 6.—Empress Fred
erick died at 6:15 p. tn. yesterday.
The death was somewhat sudden. At
4 o’clock her physicians reported no
change in her condition.
William and her majesty’s other
children were in the sickroom most
of the day. Professors Renvers and
Spielhagen were also in her room.
The Hag on the castle was immedi
Emperor William arrived at Hom
burg at 3:15 yesterday morning and
drove to the Homburg castle. Thence,
accompanied by the empress and
Crown Prince Frederick William, he
proceeded to Freidrichoff, which he
reached at 5:20 o’clock.
At 8 o’clock this evening, Emperor
William conducted the members of
the dowager empress’ household into
the death chamber and led them one
by one past the bedside to take a last
farewell of their mistress.
Closely following the announce
ment of the death from the castle,
the church bells were tolled and the
Visitors to the
castle began inscribing their names
in a book placed for the purpose in
It is said the cause of death was
dropsy accompanying cancer.
remarkable vitality of the dowager
empress astonished her physicians. 1
She retained consciousness to the end. I
The castle grounds are now sur I
rounded by soldiers and patrolled by I
hussars and mounted police.
It is believed by those who have
been keeping in close touch with the
arrangements for the court of in
quiry in the Schley case that a series
of sensations will result as the out
come of the investigation.
It is un
derstood pretty generally that jeal
ousy is rampant in the navy. There
is an undercurrent of opinion that
Admiral Schley realizes this, and
in view of his speedy retirement from
the navy purposes to open up to pub
lic gaze all the ins and oi.ts of the
naval management in times of peace
and war, at home as well as abroad.
Up to date something like $4.000,-
000 has been withdrawn from New
York and sent West to move crops.
The withdrawals have been as fol
lows: To New Orleans, $2.235,000;
to Chicago, $1,300,000; to Cincin
nati, $100,000; to St. Louis, $225,-
It is estimated that the cost of the
Sampson-Schley court of inquiry will
be about $25,000.
This estimate is
based on what navy department offi
cials have now in sight, but milking
an allowance for an examination of
probably a third more witnesses than
are now contemplated the expenses
would perhaps be $35,000 or $40,000.
Secretary Long has issued iinpera-
tive orders prohibiting naval officers
publicly discussing the
Schley controversy. It is the purpose
of the secretary to keep the case out
of the newspapers as much as possi-
ble until the court of inquiry meets.
SCORE WERE KILLED.
Six Phildelphia Building* Wrecked by Explo
sion— Fire Added to the Horror.
Philadelphia, Aug. 7.—A terrific
explosion in a block of six bulidings
on Locust street near Tenth wrecked
five of the structures and caused the
death of probably 20 or more persons.
Over two score of others were more or
less seriously injured.
It is estimat
ed that at least 35 persons were in the
five buildings when the explosion
occurred and the exact number of
dead will probably not be known for
The explosion occurred about 9 :30
What explode»! and how it
happened is not known, but it is be
lieved to have been a barrel of gaso
line in one of the th^ee grocery stores.
With the explosion the front walls
of the buildings were blown outward
into the street, while the floors and
the roofs were blown upward and fell
straight to the ground. Almost every
building in a radius of two blocks
about the scene of the explosion had
window panes shattered and was
on the opposite side of Locust street
was more or less wrecked, but none
of them fell.
With a view to showing the effect
of abolishing the army canteen. Sec-
retary Root has called on the officers
of the army posts for reports on this
subject. It would not be surprising
if congress should repeal the anti
On account of timber land frauds
discovered in Montana and Idaho,
Commissioner Hermann of the general
land office has suspended all proofs
made during the present year under
the timber and stone act pending the
conclusion of the full investigation
and inquiry begun some time ago.
This action applies to all stations
where government timber land is
purchased and involves thousands of
cases. Many of the large companies
and speculators, who, it is alleged,
have had “dummies’’as agents, make
purchases of these lands from the
government, as in Michigan, Wiscon
sin and Minnesota.
One Miner I* Deed
Port Townsend, Wash.. Aug. 7.
—A story of death from starvation
I at the mouth of the Agiapuk river,
in the Agiapuk mining district was
brought from Nome today by passen
Mslvar l**ut* a Warning to Iniurgent* Who gers on the steamer Centennial, and
as a result of 43 days of unparalleled
hardship one man is dead and his two
Manila, Aug. 7.—Miguel Malvar, companions cannot live.
who has been recognized as the suc
The men had been in the Good
cessor of Aguinaldo by the FHipino Hope country prospecting. June 7
junta at Hong Kong, lias issued a they started for Nome by way of the
proclamation dated July 16, copies Agiapuk river.
Traveling was hard
of which arrived this morning, giv over the long stretches of tundra and
ing assurances to the natives of the down streams filled with ice.
continuation of an active campaign they reached Teller City their pro
and expressing hope for its successful visions gave out and, after wandering
The proclamation, of which along, hunger compelled them to eat
50,000 copies have been printed, ' grass, snails, birds’ eggs and anything
purports to emanate from Batangas. they could find, but they became so
It is a characteristic insurgent docu weakened that further progress was
ment, charging the Americans with impossible. After reaching a deserted
all sorts of atrocities. It recounts igloo at the mouth of the Agiapuk
the losses of guns and ammunition river they decided to remain in the
and the death of four distinguished hope that assistance would arrive in
American officers July 10, all of the shape of a prospecting party.
which, it says, the authorities con Summoning courage, they attempted
cealed. The proclamation threatens to build a boat, the frame being made
General ('allies with death for treach of willows, which they attempted to
ery, and warns all Filipinos who sur cover with canvas taken from the
render that they will never be able to body of a dead Eskimo.
A party of
live outside the American lines. miners, coming down the river heard
Malvar claims he has sufficient arms the cry, “Help, for God's sake; don’t
and supplies to continue the fighting , leave us.” They proceeded to where
the cry came from and found the
The American authorities believe unfortunates, one of whom was al
the proclamation was really written ready dead, and took them to Teller,
by Agoncillo (the ex-representative of where the two are being cared for by
Aguinaldo in Europe) at Hong Kong. the government officials.
Wheat—Walla Walla, export value,
GREATEST IN THE WORLD.
55@56c per bushel ¡bluestem, 57(8 58c;
Flour—best grades, $2.90(8 3.40 per United State* Mine* Fsr More Coil Thin Any
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats—$1.15(41.20 per ceirtal.
Aug. 6.—The report
Barley—Feed, $16(8 16.50; brewing,
of the coal product of the United
$16.50(8 17 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, $27 per ton; mid States for 1900 shows that the output
dlings, $21.50; shorts. $20; chop. $16. of Oregon was 58,864 short tons, ns
Hay—Timothy, $11(813; clover. compared with 86,888 tons in 1899.
$7(89.50; Oregon wild hay, $5(86 per The Washington product increased
from 2,029,881 tons in 1899, to 2,-
Butter—Fancy creamery. 17 4(820c; I 474.093 tons in 1900.
dairy, 14(815c 4 ; store, 11(812c per)
The total output for the United
States in 1900 was 269.064,281 tons,
Eggs—17c ;>er dozen.
an increase of 15,324.289 tons over
Cheese—Full cream, twins, 11(8 the year preceding. This makes the
ll'sc; Young America, 12(8 12 ,ae per ' United States by far the greatest coal
producing country in the world.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed. $3.00(8
3.75; hens, $3.75(84.75 ; droned, 10(8
Postil Service on the Koyukuk.
11c per pound; springs, $2.50(8 4 (X)
Washington, Aug. 6.—The post
per dozen; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
<83.50 for young ; geese, $4(8 4 50 per office department has established a I
dozen ; turkeys, live, 8(410c; dressed, steamboat mail service from St.
Michael, at the mouth of the Yukon
10(4124»' per pound.
Ex-Congrettman Boult Stricken.
Mutton — Lambs, 34c.
gross; - river, to Beetles, a new postoflice at
dressed, 6(8 7 c per pound; sheep, 1 the head of navigation on the Koyu
Macon, Ga., Aug. 7.—Ex-Congress
$3.25, gross; dressed, 6(864»' per lb. kuk river. The distance is 900 miles, j man James H. Blount, who repre
Hogs — Gross, heavy, $5.75(86; and service including all intermediate sented this district in congress for 20
light, $4.75(45; dressed, 64@7c per points is to be performed until the 1 years, and who was sent to Hawaii
close of navigation this year.
by President Cleveland as commis
Veal — Small. 8(49c; large, 7
sioner paramount at the time of the
Fatal Smelter Explosion.
(<t7 4e I’er pound.
revolution in the islands, has suffered
Beef—Gross top steers. $3.50(44.00:
Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 6. — Advices a stroke of paralysis and is in a ciiti-
cows and heifers, $3.25(43.50; dressed received from Morenci are to the cal condition at his country home
beef. 6 4 (®7 Qc per pound.
effect that the center converter of the near here.
Hops—12(814*' per pound.
Itetroit Copper Mining Company
Monumxnt to King Alfred.
Wool— \ alley. 11(41.3 4c; Eastern blew up. killing two men and serious
plan to erect a monument
Oregon. 8(4124c; mohair, 20(821c ¡«r ly injuring eight.
The furnace and to King Alfred on the thousandth an
centers were scattered for some dis niversary of his death.
Potatoes—90c® $1.00 per sack.
A Burning Coal Min*.
The odlest specimen of paper money
Will Minufictur« Arms and Ammunition.
New York. Aug. 7.—The Delaware,
has turned up in China at the age of
Tien Tsin, Aug. 6.—The governor Lackawana A- Western Coal Company
of Shan Shun, Yuan Shi Kai, is con will probably have to abandon its
American methods and manufact structing arsenals in that province Jersey mine at Plymouth, owing to
ure are displacing all others in Eng for the manufacture of arms and the fierce fire which has raged in it
land. where everybody studies the
smokeless powder. He is engaging j for months. The loss will be several
I “Yankee. ”
hundred thousand dollars. Although
experts who were formerly employed
Gen. Wood has been made a mem in the arsenals here.
The Chinese 1 skillful fire fighters have endeavored
ber of the Academy of Science of ■re also manufacturing arms and to stop the spread of the fire, they
Havana, a most exclusive society ammunition at Pao Ting.
Trade is , have been driven back.
limited to 40 members, all elected improving, but the attitude of the 1 now compelled to work from the
outaide, and are doing little good.
Chinese is sullen and defiant.
Many New Woolen Mill*.
New York, Aug. 7.—The Times
says: Reports from textile indus
tries show that the number of woolen
mills undertaken to l>e built in the
first six months of 1901 was a gain of
250 per cent over the number built
in the last six months of 1900. Dur
ing the first half of 1901 the number
of mills constructed .or contracted
for was 261, a gain of 37 over the 224
reported in all textile manufactories
Of the 261 mills 143 are
devoted to cotton. 35 to wool. 58 to
knit goods, and 25 miscellaneous.
Th* Venezuelan Revolution
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Atig. 7.__
The revolutionary movement which
has been so long expected has broken
out. General Carlos Rangel Gerbiras,
formelry president of the senate under
the presidency of Dr. Rojas Paul,
rose against the government of Gen
eral Cipriano Castro. He is near San
Antonio del Tachira, a town on the
boundaries of Colombia, with 4.000
to 5.000 men who, the Venezuelan
government admits, are well armed.