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YAMHILL COUmi REPORTER
Oitffln STAT! urn1
D. I. ABBIMI, P«blish«r.
Items of General Interest From
M c M innville .......... O regon .
All Parts of the State.
m Of Hit MT
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL NOTES, ETC.
A Brief Review of the Growth and Improve
ments of the Many Industries Through
An Interesting Collection of Item» From the
Two Hemisphere» Presented In a
The ’French squadron has with
drawn from the Turkish ports.
Board of visitors to naval observa
tory reports in favor of civic contrt 1.
The Hague council of administra
tion will meet November 27 to con
sider Boers’ appeal.
Filipinos attempted to repeat the
Samar tactics, but were completely
routed by the Americans.
One more of the four Kansas escap
ed convicts has been taken, making
one-half of them recaptured.
Columbia university has asked Wu
Ting Fang, Chinese minister to the
United States, to till the chair of Chi
William 1*. Sullivan, Jr., head of
the San Francisco police,is dead from
a complication of diseases caused by
worry and over work.
Chan Yen Tung will be the new
governor of Shan Tung province,
China, the position held by Li Hung
Chang at the time ot his death.
A new dynamite gun has been test
ed by the United States government.
It shows better powers of destructive
ness than any previous gun tried.
The Nome steamer City of Seattle
struck an iceberg in Taku bay, stav
ing a large hole in her side.
steamer was not disabled to such an
extent tnat she could not proceed on
her voyage to Douglas Island.
returned to Seattle wit hout passengers
or cargo. The damage will amount
to about $5,000.
The Franco-Turkish dispute has
All Russian crops'are reported be
low the average.
General Smith says the rebel leader
will soon be captured.
Escaped convicts in Kansas cap
tured a sheriff and deputy.
The Federal party continues its tur
bulent meetings at Manila.
Tariff legislation is not probable at
the coming session of congress.
A Lick observatory astronomer finds
the new star in Perseus is moving.
Several burglaries have occurred in
Pendleton, Oregon, the past few days.
A fatal duel in the German army
may lead to a reichstag investigation.
An American schooner was seized
by a Portuguese gunboat in the
Surgeon at Port Townsend, Wash.,
is ordered to Liverpool to inspect im
Ltikban says he will not surrender
until the Americans withdraw from
Northern Pacific and Great North
ern railways may utilize Snoqualmie
Falls, Wash., for power.
One hundred and eleven”sections of
land in Malheur, Oregon, oil district
have been withdrawn from entry.
Turkey yielded to all of France'«
Peter Maher knocked out Jim Jef
fords at Baltimore.
British trade in past ten months
haB greatly fallen off.
Ixrngbaugh has been
Identified at St. Louis.
Canal system planned for Joining
Baltic and Black Seas.
Three missing soldiers from Second
Oregon probably murdered.
Company to drill for oil on Menzies'
place in Eastern Multnomah.
Spring salmon pack on the Colum
bia River was 224.000 cases.
Colombia is levying on the steam
ship lines to raise war funds.
Governors of neighboring states
commend Lewis and Clark Exposi
The Pension Bureau is Investigat
ing utterances attributed to Dr. Mary
H. St. John, who wrecked three
bnnks In Washington, was arrested
Nine convicts who escaped from
Leavenworth were recaptured and
two were killed.
Mrs. Dunsmuir begins a legal ac
tfon against her son James. Premier
of British Columbia.
Li Hung Changjis’dend,
Ten persona perished in the burn
ing of a Wisconsin theatre.
More money for the great 1905 fair,
though stock lists are not ready.
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
The La Grande factory has made
about 25,000 bags of sugar this season.
The fall run of silverside salmon in
Rogue river is greater than for 10
W. T. Grier has sold his fruit farm
of 10 acres, two miles from La Grande,
I for $3,000.
The Hodson farm of 225 acres,
¡three miles southeast of Salem, has
' been sold for $6,500.
EXPRESS MESSENGER C. F. CHARLES.
Who refused to open the express car for the robbers that recently held
up the Southern Pacific express train near Eugene, Oregon.
prevented the robbers getting a large sum of money. Mr. Charles will
be transferred to San Francisco and given substantial promotion by the
Wells, Fargo Express Company.
HAVANA SEWER CONTRACT.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON.
Charges Against Supreme Officers Not Sus
tained and Everything is 0. K.
Seattle, Nov. 7.—Supreme Presi
Havana, Nov. 12.—The municipal
dent W. W. Terry, Supreme Secre
council of Havana has decided by a
tary J. L. Mitchell, Supreme Cap
vote of 10 to 8 to accept the bid of 8. [
tain Paul Pferdner and T. B. Mc
P. McGivney and R. T. Rockeby, of [
Devitt, of the Order of Washington,
Jersey City, which is $10,393,015, for I
have answered charges made by John
the Havana sewering and paving con- I
R. Parker, president of the local
tract. Considerable feeling was man- ;
union, regarding the organization.
ifested during the session over the I
The supreme officers were indorsed in
circulation of a pamphlet insinuating I
every possible manner by the members
that the McGivney-Rockeby bid was
of the union, and whatever dissention
really tho bid of the engineers' de- ■
there might have been, disappeared
President Parker threw down
The paperi assert that Senor Tam
ayo, secretary of state and govern his badge and withdrew from the
ment, has been challenged to fight a meeting. A unanimous vote of con
duel by a member of the Union Club fidence in the head officers was ex
whom, it is said, Senor Tamayo and
pressed by the Seattle union, and
a friend assaulted at the close of the
recent banquet given by the Cuban peace reigns, with the exception that
society to the visiting Chileans. Parker is to be tried under impeach
Senor Tamayo was detained by the ment proceedings.
police but ultimately released by the | The Order of Washington has un
ions in Oregon, Washington, Idaho
The Democratic party has adopted and Montana, and has a membership
General Bartolomé Maso as its can of over 12,000. The supreme officers
are leading citizens of Portland. It
didate for the presidency of Cuba.
is incorporated under the laws of
Oregon, and was the first society
OMNIBUS HELD UP.
authorized to do insurance business
in Washington under the new law.
Bold Robbery Within the Limits of a ’North
Valley City, N. I)., Nov. 12. —
While an omnibus was on its way to
North Valley City tonight it was held
up by masked men. Half of the pas
sengers aboard were robbed, losing
money and other valuables to tl^e
amount of about $400.
Combs, who was riding with the driv
er, jumped from his seat in the dark
ness, ran back to the nearest house
and telephoned to the police. By the
time the officers arrived, however, the
robbers hail escaped with their booty.
There is no clew to their identity.
The hold up took place within the
city limits and was a bold piece of
Forgot to Close the Breech.
Athens, Nov. 12.—A terrible gun
accident occurred yesterday on the
British battle ship Royal 8 ivereign,
outside of the Ostoko harbor.
artilleryman forgot to close the breech
before the gun was tired. One officer
and six artillerymen were killed out
right, the bodies lieing te’ribly mutil
ated, and the captain and 13 sailors
were seriously injured.
American Schooner Seized.
London, Nov. 12.—The Exchange
Telegraph Company has received a
dispatch from Lisbon announcing
hat a Portuguese gunboat has sezed
he American schooner Nettie and
Lottie at Horta, Island of Fayal, in
the Azores, for clandestinely convey
ing 2t> emigrants who were trying to
avoid military service.
To Divert American Traffic.
New York, Nov. 13.—A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says : Ac
cording to the British correspondent
of the London Chronicle the German
railway authorities are arranging to
run a train in connection with the ar
rival of the North German Lloyd
steamers, which will leave Hamburg
ami Bremen twice weekly. It is be
The Panama canal has been offered lieved that if this plan can lie carried
to the Isthmian Canal Commission.
out it will divert much of the Amer
General II. C. Corbin and Miss ican passenger traffic which at present
Edyth Fatten were married at Wash passes through Liverpool and London
for Southern Europe.
A Heroic Elevator Min.
English mail for Australia is deliv
New York, Nov. 13. — Fire in the
ered in 31 days when sent by way of
the Unites! States, the quicker route. carpet making plant of the Planet
Mills in Brooklyn today endangered
In 1894 the Untied States senate the lives of 800 women at work on the
leased a bill excluding anaichists. but upper floors of the building, but they
it failed to |>as8 the house and did not were all gotten out. William Stew
become a law.
art, an elevator man, kept his cage
Rev. O. N. Hartshorn, I.L. D., going until the last woman had left
founder and for almost Ml years presi the building, and then fell uncon
dent of Mount Union college. died at scious from the smoke ami tire fumes
Alliance, O., after a long illness from he had inhaled. Three-firemen were
Bright« dises*1. He was 78 years old. overcome by smoke.
The Several Committees Are Getting^ Down
to Active Work.
Mexico City, Nov. 13.—The several
committees of the Pan-American
congress are getting down to work.
The committee whose work is perhaps
the most advanced is that on Pau-
American railways, of which Senator
Davis is chairman. Its work, how
ever, has largely been preliminary.
Mr. Davis has received information
about the route of the projected rail
road from several countries through
their representatives now in this city,
and in cases where the delegates are
unable to supply the information
desired they have, at the senator’s re
quest, sent to their government for it.
The committee on commerce and
reciprocity has held a few informal
meetings, but nothing of importance
has devehqied. On Friday the dele
gates to the congress and their fami
lies will depart on their first excur
sion, going to Pueblo, where they
will be banqueted by the governor of
Gave the Officers the Slip.
President Asked to Establish One to Promote
Commerce and Industries.
Washington, Nov. 13.—Elliott Du
rand, Laverne Noyes and several
other Chicagoans, representing the
National Business League, today pre
sented to the president a memorial
urging him to recommend in his
message to congress the establish
ment of a department of commerce
and industries, and also the reor
ganization of the consular service on
a civil service basis.
The president said it would be
manifestly improper for him to tell
what he would recommend in his
message, but assured the members
of the tielegation that any suggestions
they might make would receive grave
The delegation also invited the
president to attend a banquet to lie
given in his honor during the winter
by the association.
expressed his appreciation of the invi
tation, but said he could not accept it
at this time. The president has been
tendered similar invitations by organ-
izations in various cities, but thus far
has not seen his way clear to accept
any of them.
A railroad will be built to Lake
view, next summer, to develop the
property of the Oregon Potash Com
About 75 men of the coast artillery ’
| will complete their terms at Fort
i Stevens next month and will receive
STRUCK ON ICEBERG.
burglar got away
Alaska Liner City of Topeka Has an Exciting
with a large amount of goods from
I Pendleton cigar store and left all
Seattle, Nov. 13.—The Lynn Canal
A receiver will be asked for the steamer City of Topeka, steamed
Baisley-Elkhorn mine at Baker City, slowly into harbor this morning with
so that it may l>e worked and made
her stem bent and a gaping hole near
to pay up its indebtedness.
the lord line. The steamer collided
A movement is under way to or with a sunken iceberg in Taku bay on
ganize a company composed wholly the up trip on the night of Novem
of Astoria business men to operate a ber 2.
A blinding snow storm was
freight steamer between that city raging at the time, and when the
and Portland, in consequence of ex shock came some of the passengers,
cessive freight charges by the trans believing the ship was going down,
made frenzied attempts to get into
A syndicate, of which the principal life preservers.
It was soon found
is a millionaire lumberman of Minne that although several iron plates
apolis, is about to acquire the im were broken . through, there was no
mense lumber, railroad and sawmill immediate danger.
holdings of the Siskiyou Lumber &
The steamer was taken to Douglas
Mercantile Company, including the island after the accident for an in
McCloud River Railroad, for a sum vestigation, and it was decided that
reported to be $3.000,000.
the Topeka should be allowed to re
The Roseburg water company’s ex turn to Seattle without cargo or pas
tensive improvements are nearing sengers. The extent of the damage
is estimated at about $5,000, besides
the loss of a trip and the necessary
The St. Helens school district will expense and delay that must ensue
issue $3,500 in school bonds to build while the vessel is being repaired.
a new school house.
On account of the accident the To-
The roads of Wasco county are I peka did not call at Skagway, and
vastly improved by reason of the ' therefore brought no late news.
adoption of wide-tire wagons.
ATTACKED BY FILIPINOS.
The Salem Automobile Co.has been
incorporated to operate automobile
Insurgents Tried to Repeat Samar Tactics—
lines between Salem and suburbs.
Nineteen members of the Oregon
City militia company were court-
Manila, Nov. 13.—Major William
martialed for neglect of duty.
L. Pitcher, of the Eighth regiment of
County Commissioner Young, of infantry, reports that the garrison of
Clatsop county, was in Astoria last Abra de Ilog was attacked yesterday
week, and reports that the county saw I by a force of insurgents, commanded
mill is in place and will at once be i by Leno Cos. The Filipinos appar
gin operations. The break in the dike ently attempted to repeat the Samar
is being repaired by a force of men.
tactics, but the Americans, who were
The Sumpter Lumber company’s breakfasting, fully armed, completely
new 45 horsepower engine has been- routed the insurgents, who left five
installed at the saw mill at Sumpter, men dead on the field, each having a
and all three engines started up last rifle and ammunition.
week and are working satisfactorily, can was seriously wounded.
Captain Noyes, of the Thirteenth
both in the saw mill and the planing
infantry, commanding a detachment
of 50 men, has captured a deserter
The Chisholm logging camp near named Richter, of the Sixth artillery,
Knappa, has closed down for the win wearing the uniform of an insurgent
ter, after having cut the body of tim lieutenant.
ber it has been working on for several
Major Pitcher says he recently cap
months. It will start up again in the tured three officers and a large part of
early spring on a body of timber in an insurgent company, all fully
the same vicinity.
armed. It is believed the insurgents
recently received an illicit supply of
munitions of war.
Wheat — Walla Walla, nominal,
55355 4c?; bluestem, 56c; Valley,
ARMY PAYMASTER ROBBED.
55@55^£ c .
Flour—Best grades, $2.6533.50
[>er barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats—Nominal 903$ 1.00 pr cental.
Barley—Feed, $email@example.com; brewing,
$16.00 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, $17318; mid
dling, $203 21; shorts, 19@2O; chop,
Hay—Timothy. $11@13; clover,
$730.50; Oregon wild hay, $536 per
Butter—Fancy creamery,253 27 4C;
dairy. 18320c; store, 14315c per
Miss Julia Marlowe, writing in the
Eggs—Storage, 20c; fresh, 233 24c;
Dramatic Number of Collier's Weekly, Eastern 20321.
says that she was once asked if an
Cheese—Full cream, twins. 12*43
actress did not sacrifice her finer na 13c; Young America, 134314«'.
ture by permitting "stage embraces.”
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $2.503
In reply she declares with some spirit:
"Such a question demands the appli | 3.00; hens. $4.00; dressed, 10311c
cation of only a fair degree of com ! per pound springs, $2.503 3.00,
mon sense to eusure a negative an per dozen; ducks, $3 for old $3.003
4.00 for young; geese, $637 per doz
en ; turkeys, live, 10311c; dressed,
1 8310c per pound.
Italy's New Battle-Ship.
Mutton—Lam ba, 3 4c gross; dressed
New York. Nov. 11.—The battle
ship Brennetto Bren has been suc 636’»c per pound; sheep. $3.25 gross;
cessfully launched at Castlemare, In dressed, 6c per pound.
Hogs—Gross, heavy.$636.25; light.
the presence of the King and Queen,
says the Naples correspondent of the $4 7535: dressed, 737l4c per pound.
Herald. On the arrival of the Queen
Veal—Small, 8384c; large.737 4c
she was presented wtth a magnificent per pound.
bouquet. Her Majesty performed the
Beef—Gross top steers. $3.503 4.00:
christening ceremony, and as the bat cows and heifers. $3.003 3.50; dressed
tle-ship glided into the water the lieef. 54364c per pound.
ships of the Mediterranean squadron
Hops—83104c per pound.
tired a royal salute. The Brennetto
Wool—-Valley, 113134c per pound;
Bren Is one of the largest ships of the
Italian Navy, having a displacement Eastern Oregon, 8312 4c; mohair,
of 13.000 tons. Her launching weight 20321c per pound.
Potatoes—65385 per sack.
was 7000 tons.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 12.—Three of
the eacajHil federal convicts have l>een
located in a building in Shorey. a
suburb of Topeka, ever since Satur
day. The police were notified and
they made a hurried trip out. I How
ever, the men had become suspicious, I
and eluded the police by leaving
about 10 minutes before the police!
arrive,!. A negro woman noticed the
convicts and her husband gave the
FOR NEW DEPARTMENT.
The assessed valuation of Idaho has
increased $4,649.580 in a single year,
and the total now is $52.195,486.
Thlrtytwo additional warehouses
are to be provided tn Nev York for
the storage of 500,000 to 600,000 bags
The total number of experiments on
living animals in the United Kingdom
in 1900 was 10.839, 2370 more than in
the previous year. It is stated that
but few of these experiments were in
any serious degree painful.
Pickpocket Stole $4800 From
Report of Board of Visitors t J
LONG WAGED CONTEST MAY BE ENDE J
It Is a Rich Prize, and Much Sought After I V
Scientists and Navel Una Officers—
President Will Appoint
Washington, Nov. 13—A contest lx -
tween the scientists of the country o *
one side and naval line officers o ‘
the other, which has been waged fc r
several years past, and involving tl ’
rich prize of the control of the navi I
observatory, has been brought to
critical point by the presentation t 1
Secretary Long of the report of th
board of visitors to the observatory
in which the issue is drawn sharpl /
in favor of civil control. The partit
ular bone of contention of late hn -
l>een a vacancy in the office of astro
nomical director, and the board makt
the following pointed remarks as a[
plying not only to that, but to othi
less important places in the observi I
“It is recommended that no astre •
nomical director be appointed a
present, as a dual headship has bee >
found to work unsatisfactorily, an I
under the existing law, the appoint
ment of an astronomer as sole direc
tor of the observatory, which th
board considers the proper solutioi
of the question, is impracticabk
Vacancies should not be filled amon :
assistant astronomers nor amon::
professors of mathematics in th ■
navy without examination for eac! d
vacancy occurring. No distinction]
should be made between the em
ployes of the observatory and othe
“The responsibilities of the posi |
tions of assistant astronomer and pre'• |
fessor of mathematics are distinct! r
different from those of a computoi
although much of the required expert r
ence may properly be maintained i 1
connection with the latter position!
and be credited in the examinations
for the higher positions. As far as it
consistent with the routine needs < 1
the institution, the duties of the com ■
puters should be arranged as to en
courage them to prepare for advance
ment within the observatory itself >
In no case should appointments b r
made to the observatory merely b ■
transfer from other bureaus or office«
in the serivce, nor should appoint •
merits lie made, even temporarily
without competitive examination .
Applying these principles to practice I
the board declines to name a persu 1
to fill the vacant office of assistant as ■
tronomer at the observatory, and in •
stead recommends that the appoint ■
ment be made after a civil servic s
examination under the auspices cf
the commission.' Coming to th »
more important subject of the hew» I
of the observatory, which involves
the issues between the scientists air I
the line officers, the board says:
“As every other prominent obser -
vatory is under the direction of ail
astronomer, it is our judgment tha .
the law limiting the superintendenc;
to a line officer of the navy should Is »
changed, so as to provide that th'»
official head of the observatory, pe •
haps styled simply the 'director, '
should be an eminent astronomer, ap
pointed by the president, by and witl.
the advice of the senate, holding thi 1
place by a tenure at least as perman
ent as that of the superintendent o ;
the coast survey, and not merely by 1 .
detail of two or threejyears’ duration. ’ ’
Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 12.—Paymas
Cast of Chinese Immigrants.
ter Stevens, of the United States
Washington, Nov. 13.— The case
army, arrived from Atlanta, and be
fore leaving that city placed in a of approximately 100 Chinamen win
hand satchel $2U0 in silver and $4,800 are detained at San Francisco wer<.
in paper money for the purpose of I heard by Assistant Secretary Taylo
¡laying the several hundred artillery today. They are all known as “tran
men at Fort Barnacas their salaries sit cases,” the Chinamen making
for the past month.
When he oath at the port that they were boun<
reached the fort he found that all the for Mexico. “We have investigate«
i paper money had been abstracted. may similar cases,” said 8ecretarj
Die police were instructed to watch Taylor, “and found that 99 out o
out for the treasure.
Paymaster 100 mysteriously came back to ths
; Stevens thinks some professional | United States. As a matter of fact
pickpocket followed him and relieved ' they go to Mexico only in order t<
him during the trip.
He cannot come over the border at the first
The secretary decide«'
recall a single incident of the trip chance.”
that would lead to anything on the that the Chinese should be deported
robbery, but has 'an idea the money but, to make sure, referred to th«
solicitor of the treasury for an opin
was taken liefore he left Atlanta.
Formal Dinner at White House.
Washington. Nov. 11.—The presi
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt gave their
tirst formal dinner at the White
House tonight, when a company of
18 persons was assembled in the fam
ily dining room, which was beauti
fully adorned with white chrysanthe
mums. The guests included Secre
tary and Mrs. Hitchcock, Admiral
Dewey, Colonel Sanger, Assistant
Secrtary of War and Mrs. Sanger;
Mr. and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid; Mr.
and Mrs. Brooks Adams, of Boston;
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Rockhill. Com
mander and Mrs. Cowles and Miss
Carter Has More Evidence.
Leavenworth, Kan.. Nov. 11.—Ob
erlin M. Carter has been notified of
the granting of a civil trial in the
United States Circuit Court in Chi
cago. Colonel L. D. Carter, I. Stanton
Carter and Horace Stone, a Chicago
attorney, have been here in consul
tation with the prisoner, gathering
information for the approaching trial.
The purpose is to try at this trial to
introduce evidence which Captain
Carter asserts was excluded at the
To Decide Boers' Appeal.
The Hague, Nov. 13.—The admin
istration council of the arbitration
bureau will meet November 20 to de
cide an appeal of the Boers against
the ruling that the war in South
Africa is not subject to the court’s
Thanksgiving Proclamati on.
Olympia, Nov. 13.—Governor Rog
ers today issued the annual Thanks
Thursday, November 28. as a day of
public thanksgiving and prayer.
Situation in Samar.
Catbalogan, Island of Samar, Nov.
13.— The insurgents are
northward. They are suffering great
ly from famine. Many isolated bolo-
men have surrendered.
caused by Luk ban’s proclamation,
threatening with death those who
surrender, prevents a general submis
sion of the insurgents, but it is ex
pected that this will l-e secured in a