DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL. $ VOL . SALEM OREGON, WEDIOSSDAY, AITGrUST 85, 18T. 'HO, ki New York Racket 1 Has the largest stock the city, Our stock have no "old stock" to est on, Oiw assortment is complete, Our I motto is "underbuy," goods cheap, Ladies' fine ox blood or green shoes, lace or button, latest Men's fine calf shoes, ox blood or black, any style $2,70, Men's fine calf green shoes $2,95, See our hoppickers gloves trom 22c to 30c, FOREIGN P es. Faure Well Received. Russia Royalty Entertains the French President. Paris, Aug. 25. All tho news papers except the scoclallst organs de clare that the Cronsladt demonstra tion is a landmark in the history of J?rancc and Russia as well as other .nations, and furnished incontestible Bproof of the important position Prance lias regained In the world. A dispatch to the Journal from St. Petersburg says that the czar's decis ion to meet President Faurc at Crcn ntndtwas reached against enormous ;piessure upon the part of the Geiman party. Tl-c dispatch adds that the otucers of the French squadron at Cronstadt were entertained yesterday oy their Russian colleagues. Numer ous decorations will be bestowed upon the visiting Frenchmen, including a i medal for every sailor. Fort Maude Has Fallen. London, Aug. 25. An official 'dis patch from Simla announced that Fort Maude, in the Khyber pass, has , .been captured by the Afridasaftar desperato fighting. The garrison, rwhlch is composed of native levies, ibenown as the Khyber Rifles, retired I -with the loss of three men. The Afrl- S-das burned the fort. The rate of Fort IA11 Musjld.which was simultaneously iattacked by the Afrldas.is not known. The British officer commanding at Rjamesud, moved a battery of artillery, f (escorted by the Fourth Dragoons, yes terday, to the mouth of Khyber pass, and shelled the enemy at a range of 3200 yards. The Afrldas retired but the battcrj -eturned tc Jamesud, the officer In coxnand deeming it inad visable to enter the pass. General Ellos will begin a concerted tnoye against the Insurgent tribesmen. Socialism in Italy. Rome, Aug 25. There is much agi tation among the peasants Jn Lazlo district in favor of a redistribution of the vast uncultivated estates of the patrician faml les. Seven hundred villagers, witli their wives and chil dren, carrying the national flag and beaded by a band playing the Royal march, started from Marino, a few miles southeast of Romc.intending to Keize and divide tbe estates or Prince Uolouna, at Lc Fratoclchle. The au thorities Intervened and persuaded of late style shoes in is up to date, We pay taxes and inteiv "undersell' "We buy toes, $2,25, them to disperse. Troops have been dispatched to prevent further disturb ance. Not E-gland's But Ours. San Francisco, Aug. 25. It is learned from Paul .1 llenninir, an em ploye of the Pad tic Phosphate Com pany, that the American flag is flying on Cllperton island. Ho has been living on the island with two men and they successfully blocked the at tempt of Captain Murtray, of the ship Klnkoni, to hoist the British flag thctc thicc months ago. The Kinkora was wrecked and the- three Americans held as wreckage nearly a million feet of lumber, which was washed ashore. II. M. S. Comus, vis ited the island latter, but did not dis turb the stars and stripes nor enter a claim for the lumber. Guard the Bridges. Bombay, Aug. 25. The bridges In the upper Punjab are strictly guarded by troops. It is reported that when the Mohammedans attacked Fort Slrabakadar they burned all t he sacred books of the Sikh temple there. This excited the greatest Indignation among the Sikhs throughout the province, and the Sikh troops on the frontier are greatly incensed. JOHN W. FOX DIES. Tho Man Who Was So Fearfully Bu ned Departs This Life. John. W. Fox, who was so badly burned by falling Into a camptlro, near Detroit while In an enilepteo tit about two weeks ago, died at 1:40 o,clock this afternoon at the Salem hospital. Fox was received at tho hospital one week ago on Saturday last that he might receive better med ical attendance than could be af forded him where tho accident oc curred. For several days after being re ceived, Fox appeared quite cheerful and the management of tho hospital were feeling much encouraged at the rapidity witli which the wound was healing, while It was a very serious burn, yet the nurses bad every reason to expect the recovery of the unfor tunate man. About three days ago, however, TiVw crtOTrtnrl tn (rV( lin Jill hope and refused to take nourishment whereupon ho gradually became weaker, until death came as above stated. During last night the man spit considerable, the spittle having the appearance of ashes, which ho probably inhaled while lying In the fire, Tht man was admitted to tho hospital at tho county's expense, upon petition of a. large number of residents In the Santiam country. He was about48 years of age and was a single man. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but services will likely be conducted from dough's undertaking parlors on State street and'the remains given interment In the county cemetery. o.a.jswo:i?i.3ua.. 7l f 13- ilsUi dfutait it w O&v rm&i KLONDIKE Overland Route to Be Made, To Start From Edmonton Steamer Portland Expected. Ottawa, Aug. 25. The minister of the Interior has left for a brief hol iday on the Atlantic coast, but be fore his departure he reached a most Important decision. It was to the ef fect that a small detachment of mounted police should at once pro ceed from Edmonton, Alberta, and endeavor 10 reach the Klondike coun try from the eastern slope of the Rocky mountains. Edmonton is the most northerly railroad point in the Canadian North west territory, being 190 miles north of Calgary. The route to bo followed Is by way of the Nelson and Laird rivers to the Dease, and up this river to tho Pelly. They will follow the Pelly river to Its Junction with the Lees and the Lees to the Klon dike, a total of 1,370 miles. This is not the Mcckenzle river route. As the police are to take horses with them, It Is obvious that the au thorities consider this route practica ble.or at any rate.is worth examining. Sells Land. New Yokk, Aug. 24. W.J. Arkell, who claims a large portion of the Alaskan mining region, has made a deal for the sale of a part of his prop erty to a syndicate. Chaunccy M. Depew is said to be a member of the syndicate which has bought Arkell's land, and also a slice of Joseph La due's holding In Dawson City. Be sides Dr. Depew, H. Walter Webb and other Vanderbllt directors are re puted mr.mbcrsjjktUa.new company. Off for Alaska. Tacoma, Aug.25 The steamers Rosalie, Willamette and Topeka will sail from this port to Alaska this week. Full cargoes of freight and many horses will be carried, but the passenger lists will be light. Will Try It Again, Seattle, Wash., Aug. 25. The schooner Moonlight, falling to pass inspection, did not leave last evening forSkaguay andDyca, but will leave this evening In tow of the tug J. M. Colman. She carries 30,000 feet of lumber, 25 tons of freight, and CO pas sengers. The Portland Sighted. Port Townsend, Aug. 25. The steamer Portland Is reported off Capo Flattery. Great Interest is shown in the ex pected arrival of tho Portland, and all sorts of speculation, as to the probable amount of gold she will bring, Is beard. A large party of news paper men left by the steamer City of $1000 All, or your share of it, if you ,frnd the missing word. Schillings Best tea is not only pure but it fs f because it is fresh-roasted. What is the missing word ? Get Schillings Best tea at your (there is one in every package); send before August 31st rin wnrA allowed for each vellow If only oae person finds the word, he gets one thousand dollars. If awreral find it, the money will be divided equally among mem. Every one sending a yellow ticket will get a set of cardboard creeping babies at the end of the contest Those sending three or more in one envelope wUJ .receive a charming 1898 calendar, no advertisement on it. Besides this thousand dollars, we will pay $150 each to the two persons who send in the largest number of yellow tickets in one envelope between June 15 and the end of the contest August 31st. Cut this out. You won't see it again. B8 Seattle for Port Townsend. They will board tho swift tug Sea Lion and drop down tho straits, with tho in tention of boarding tho Portland as soon as she arrives In. Thick weather caused by fog and smoke, makes tho chancc9 about oven that they may miss the treasuro-shlp. A Watch Brought the Indian. J. E. Lathrop, who left Oregon for Klondike a few weeks ago, writes from Dyea under tho date of August 13 as follews: "I Just came form Chief Indian Johnson's tent where he made a contract to have our freight carried oyer from here, 23 miles to Lake Llndcrman, at 25 cents per pound, and If he keeps,his contract, I am to give him my gold watch for keeping It. Th.Vs the agreement. Cnlcf Johnson evidently want9 that gold watch pretty badly. "It was a lesson la avarice, cupidity and 'Childish fancy, to see Indian Johnson lunge forward, gmsp the gold watch and suddenly promise to do what ho had for one hour's time been declaring was utterly Impossible. Freight at 23 cents a pound, 35G0 a ton, and a watch thrown in as part of the contract. Such Is life on the Alaskan frontier." YAQUINAJ BAY. A Tug Resolute Sails for SeattIe Shipping is Increasing. Newpokt, Aug. 25 Special) The tug Resolute, which ' was lately sold by the O. C. & E. railway Company, to Seattle parties, sailed at 1: o'clock this morning for that place in com mand of Captain Stetson and pilot Tom O'Nell. The tng will bj greatly missed by citizens, and has been in service on the bay for the past eleven years. OTHER VESSELS. The past few days there have been live vessels o i the. Bay. The steam Schooner and new freight vessel Uuyo went over the b.ir1tfJgether(-8howlng a wide and safo channel. There Is a Held here for a good lo cal newspaper, as the one here scarcelv gives the local news, to say nothing of representing tho io teres ts of tills county. Gold Standard Adopted. Panama, Aug.25. Dispatches from Salvador say the slump in silver caused so much embarrassment that congress was called In extra session. President Gulterriz sent a message advising the adoption of a gold basis, to take effect as soon as possible, and congress passed the necessary meas ure. Exchange on the United States Jumped to 200 at San Salvador yester day. Fell Into a Geyser, Yellowstone Park, Wyo., Aug. 25. George E. Earnshaw, a promi nent Phlladelphlan, came near losing his life while at Fountain hotel by walking into one of tho geyser pools in the rear of tho hotel. He was res cued. 00 grocer's; take out the Yellow Ticket it with your guess to aauress oeiow ticket. STRIKE, Miners Take a Firm Stand All Propositions Made by Operators Are Rejectedi Pittsburg, Aug. 25. At the coal operators' meeting, Myers' ultimatum to return to work at the 09-ccr.t rate panding arbitration, was rejected Tlicoperators will carry out their plan made at the Cleveland conference, and will open all their mines today. Prrrsnuno, Pa., Aug. 25.- The tinal effort to arrango a plan for ending tho big coal strike lias proved a failure, and tho strike goes on. The confer ence between tho coal mtners, na tional district oftlelals and tho opera tors closed, and the conference ad journed without day. The miners' representatives did not recede from their original proposition to settle the strike by arbitration and start the mines at the 09-centrate. Tlicoperators offcrod to divide the difference between tho 54 and 09 cent rates, making the price at which the miners should start OH cents per ton, but this was rejected. Then addi tional propositions were made. One was to start the mines without fixing any prlco for 30 days, and then to pay the rate agreed upon by the board of arbitration. This was also refused by the miners, as they said they had been fooled too often to trust the opjrators. They decline' to work for a month, giving the opentors the output for that length or time without knowing what wages nhoiild be paid. A proposition was then made to op erate tho mines for ten days without txlng tho price, a board of arbitration to fix the price for that tfme. Presi dent Ra tcli ford insisted that nothing but the 03-ccnt rate could possibly bo accopted. Tlio operators were lirm, but tho miners wore equally deter mined. , Eyery argument of tho operators was met by tho miners' leader".. It was, therefore, decided to end tho conference. President Ratchford gave out the following statement: "We liavo disagreed. Our propo sition remains unchanged. Resides our proposition to arbitrate wo made them a second ono along the lines of bringing about a general conference of tho miners and operators of all tho mining states. They refused to lend their efforts in that direction and tho strike was continued. (Vo have no other plans for the future." Immediately after the close of tho conference, J. 13. Zerbn, called a meet ing of operators for 2 o'clock this afternoon to discuss tho situation and outline a plan decided upon at the Cleveland conference to make a light to start the mines with the old men if they can bo Induced to dig at 54 cents or to Import men to take their places. Others, however; say they will not aid in carrying out this plan and favor a complete surrender. The outlook after the adjournment of tho conference 6cemcd to be en couraging for tho miners. There Is no question as to the anxiety of tho operators to start their mines. No Pickers. Independence, Or., Aug. 25, The hop men are feeling worried over tho prospects for pickers. Some of tho yards have full complements of pick; era, but other yards are bidding up, and today it is generally understood that all of tho yards would pay .'15 cents a box. Some of the growcr say they will let their hops go unpicked before they will pay 35 cents, as their Is nothing to Justlry even that price. There are no buyers. Hop men say they do not know what price they will get for their hops. Coffee Crop. London, Au. 25-a dispatch to the Times from Rio Janeiro says the coffee crop promlsui to rcauh 100,000.. 000 bageA as against 0,000,000 lust sea WHEAT Quotations at 3j30 p. m. Wheat Market a Little Strongei Corn Firmer, CHICAGO MARKET. Chicago, Aug. 25. Wheat opened 11 cents above yesterday's 'dose, for September, 081, Dccombcr 001 and 041, closed 931. Cash strong 071 cents. Curb higher, December 941. Corn firm, September 29!. CALIFORNIA. San Fkancisco, Aug. 25. Wheat firmer In sympathy with tho advance In tho East. December 103J. May 1011. LONDON. London, Aug. 25. Wheat weak. Cargoes Is to Is Cd cheaper to sell. livepoool. Liverpool, Aug. 25. Wheat, spots lots easier and prices have declined. 2 to 3d percental. Futures also lower, Sept. 7s 8id, Oct. 7s Old Continental markets Irregular. Paris firm, Antwerp, weak. NEW YORK. New York, Aug. 25. Wheat buoy ant, opened strong, closed higher. September 1001, December 981. PORTLAND. Portland, Aug. 25. Wheat dull, unsettled, by weak foreign advices and high asking freight rates. Buy ors will await the effect of today's ad vance In the cast, on Europo tomor row. Valley nominal 88 a 00c. Freights strong 35 to 37 asked. THE SALEM MARKET. Salem, Aug. 25. Wheat opened at 75 cents a bushel at Salem today but none selling. The withdrawal from tho market by Manager Wilcox created considerable excitement and Supt. Holland of tho Salem mills had his hands full all day explaining to the farmers what it all meant. Some went away angry and tried tho Hum phrey warehouse which has taken la a large quantity of wheat, but found no buyer there. Mr. Humphrey said he would go into tho market again as soon us he got u quotation. The Portland milling company that con trols the Salem flouring mills owns and operates from sixty to seventy warehouses between Portland and Roseburg. A About 10,000 bushels has been re ceived at tho Salem mills by cars, and 25,000 bushels has been bought hero at from 71 to 82 cents a bushel Abont 30,000 bushels arc stored mow at tho mills, as nearly all farmers prefer to store and speculate, and not ono in fifty sells out his crop ut once. All the wheat received at Salem on Tuesday and Wednesday Is stored. The Journal Is not ready to give advtco, but would like to suggest that farmers who aro in debt will not loso much If they sell at or above tho 70 cent mark. Wheat that they can hold after debts aro paid and Interest is stopped will prove a good Invest ment. Thero Is still uncertainty about the crop. Government reports puu It at 450 million bushels. Bradstrcet puts It at 550,000,000. Private advices and estimates places It as high as 600,000, 000. Wo oxpnrtcd for year ending July 1, 140,000,000 bushels. Wo shall have at least 100,000,000 bushels to ex port this year against a shortage of 100,000,000 In other countries as against last year, according to Beer bom. A Hudy of these figures which cannot all bo wrong must convince anyone that wheat cannot fall much, and is almost certain to advance. Russia Is an unknown country so far us it cflccts the wheat market. No reliable statistics or Information can bo obtained from there. They aro still llablo to have a surplus. Franco has a spasmodic effect on the mar ket. The French buy at once when short. The chances arc they have bought their wheat already, and their deficiency will not affect future Drlces. A 111(1 BALE. A farmer disposed of 5,000 bushels of wheat In Albany Tuesday 85 cents per bushel. This salo was bought by sharp competition between two buy ers, In which as is Invariably tho case tho farmer was tho gainer thereby. The ruling price In Albany yesterday was 70 and 80 cents but this lot being of an extra tine quality, lead to a struggle between tho two buyers as to whom the grain should bo sold. Reck, nning the price of wheat at Salem to day, 75 cents, which Is as high as Is of fered at any point in tho valloy, the farmer abovo referred to, mado a cool 9500 in yesterday's deal. O.A.je'tfOYILX.A.. unllj (fH &&& STATE HOUSE NEWS. ' Not Much News Under the Dome Work in Various Departments. Up under the the big copper dome of tho State Capitol thero was not much out of tho ordinary today and tho clerks In tho different depart ments wero busy with routine work. In tho executive office Mr. Willis Dunlway was alono today. His excel lency, thegovernorbcingattbo coast. The secretary of state was busy fig uring out complicated matters In tho auditing department of his office try ing to determine what he is going to do with the thousands of claims which ara dally piling up higher. The man date of the supreme court in Its re cent decision has not yet becu re ceived by tho secretary and everything In tho auditing department or his office Is in statuo quo, so to speak, waiting for tne mandate. Hundreds of people having claims are dally writing, wanting to know all about everything In advance. All the clerks In the department of state are home from their summer outings and are busy with routine work. State Treasurer Phil Metscban is sMU absent in California, but his deputy, Ma J. Hodgkln, In at bis desk and Deputy J. D. Sutherland Is home from his summerioutlngiand is now busy looking after the collection of In tercst on state school land loans. State Land Agent T. W. Daven port, was away from his office today attending tho McAlpIn school house picnic In honor of his brother-in-law, Judge Jacob, of Seattle. Mm. Dav enport and Misses Georgia and Marl delle Davenport accompanied him. G. G. Brown, the affablo assistant clerk of the school land office is home from a very pleasant outing spent at Detroit and was busy today catching up with his work. Chester Murphy, ton of Supreme Court Clerk J. J. Murphy, was bidding goodbye to his state houso friends to day, preparatory to leaving for Cali fornia for another year at Stanford. Young Phil Metscban Is putting in bis time studying Spanish, which Is the languago ho will be obliged to use In his business transactions in Cen tral America, for which country be leaves this week. FInley Perrlne, 'supreme court"' bailiff, is acting librarian during tWe absence of Mr. J. B. Putnam at the coast. Judgo J. J. Murphy Is homo from a very pleasant outing at the mouth of tho Columbia and Is again at his dsk as clerk of tho supremo court. Associate Justico Wolverton is still absent at tho coast and Judgo Bean was the only member of the supremo court on duty today, tho chlof Justice, Mr. F. A. Moore having gono to tho mountains. Janitor Howell and wife and Capi tol Messenger John nowell are all at the coast. Mr, iJohn Vanderpool Is acting as capltol messenger In addi tion to his other duties as assistant Janitor during tho absence of Mr. John Howell which will not be but for a few days. Prof.'Youngof tho State University, has been working at the state houso for soveral days searching records for historical Information and unpub lished data of the time of tho provis ional government In Oregon. Mr. J. Henry Brown, the historian has been at.work at the state house recently along the same lines. Mr. Joseph Fones, custodian of the State Houso grounds and self-constituted protector of feminity in Capitol precincts has been pushed to keep the capltol lawns green during the hot season but has succeeded. Capltol Engineer, Driver, Is haying the boiler In the basement overhauled and re-arranged so that greater and better heat can be furnished next win ter with less labor und tho consump tion of less fuel. Gold for Canada. New York, Aug. 25. Gold to the amount of 850,000 was withdrawn from the subtreasury yesterday for shipment to Canada. Royl Hakes the food pure. ml aW ' unu. uhno rocta co vmc AjUmm: OHILLlNQi "EST TEA SAN FRANCISCO..