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OREGON MIST VOL. XIV. ST. HELENS, OKE(JON, FRIDAY, OCTOHElt 8, 1807. NEWS OF THE WEEK From all Parts of the New and Old World. 11IIIKF AND I NTK RUSTING ITEMS Comprehensive- Review of tn Import ant Happening of the Cur. nmt Week. ; ' Three person were- killed on tlie Bal timore. & Ohio railroad traok near Chester, Ph., by a pussenger train crashing Into A wogon. The Dully Mail laugh at tlio report of the Cunadian expedition in HuiUoii'i bay hoisting the Bluish flag over Dnffli'i Land, to Rot ahead of tin American, and declare that the terri tory ha long been a Brltlah ponaewiloB. The first of the lealing fleet to re turn to Victoria was the Oaaoo. She brought 1,064 skina, taken off the Japanese coast and (.Copper Inland. She report that the Calotta, with 1,400 akin, and the Director, with 1,000 tkin. are clone behind her. Five men met horrible death from thick damp, the after.accumiilution of a lire in the Jermyn mine near Kend hatti, Pa. ' The boding were discovered by a gg of men who went down Into 'tlie mine with aiippllo for oomhating the Are. Noobdy knew of their death unlit ihediaooveryot the lifeless bodlo. During the pant month nearly to 000,000 worth of grain ha left the Pa cific port for Europe. Beside thii, IS lumber venae have aalled for foriegn port with cargoes valued at over $300, 000. A the month of August nearly equaled September, the export of grain and flour alone for the two month would eaiily run into the ten-million ggurca, Huron von Stumm'a organ, the Poit, ' Berlin, published an article calling at tention to the fact that 8,808 home were imported from America daring the (Iml even month of 1887, and in luting that tlii new import ought to be exploded. In the tame artialo the Pout claim America senda even greater number of dead horav to Germany la the shape of sausage. Over 5,000 textile worker have been locked out at Loebuu, Germany, and in Ita vicinity. Cotuninndur Booth-Tucker ha ar rived in Denver to complete the ar rangntnenti for establishing a Salvation Army colony in the Arkansas valley. Michael Pinunonds, a railroad brake man, aged 98, hot and tried to kill hi wretheart, Alia Jenny Long, aged 19, at Baltimore, and then committed luidlde. Iioae the IByeabr-old daughter of John Miller Murphy, died at Ulyrapla, Wnali. Her death waa caused by an overtloee of laudanum, taken to allay neuralgia pain. Knglneor K. Bennett Mitchell wo killed and Fireman John II. Cawley H'rinuoly Injured by the explosion of a locomotive on tlie Northern Central railway at Georgetown, Pa. I , Secretary ilnon haa aecured an or- t Jwr from tin. ftrtfttoffu-e iletiartment to attach the government (rank to pack age of ogr-beot aeod to be ont Uironghout the country for analyst. The Intent new from Guatemala re ceived here state that a price of $100, 000 ha been phiucd on the head of ) Prosper Morales and hi aide, Manuel tin'iitp. It I assorted that an order to thl effect has beeu promulgated by President Barrio. , A a reault of the breaking of a cable, three colored men who were being car ried np in an elevator shaft of the Northwest Laud tunnel, at Chicago, (all 95 feet to the bottom of the excavation. One of them was killed instantly, and the other two sustained fatal injuries. Word come from Kuslo, B. C, that thrco mon who were out on 4he lake about 600 yard were drowned by the boat ciiiwi'iinur. A atiff breeie wu ; blowing, and, a the boat reached the beginning of the ewift undertow oppo ito Kuslo, the men tried to change po rtions, and the boat waa overturned. Iu a recent interview, Lieutenant Peary, who ha juat returned to Boston from tho Arutiu on the whaling bark Hope, aaid: "The 100-ton meteorite in tho hold of the Hope foil from the kiug hundred of Tear ago. and ha long been the source of iron luppliea for the Esquimaux. I discovered it in May, 1804, and since that time have been trying to secure it and bring it to America." The duel between Count Badenl, the Austrian premier, and Dr. Wolff, the Gorman nationalist leader, has caused the wildest sensation. Connt Badenl sent his second to Dr. Wolff, who ac cepted the challenge. The premier sent a tolegrara to tlie emperor, asking permission to fight tho duel, and at the nmo time lenuerinic ins resiKiiauon. In reply he received not only permis- lion to fight, but also the imperial ap proval. Count Butleni then made his Ti .ll, fho l! L tawftnJK mill T.nH fmiu P !. ItT wifo and family knew noth-!,, will, after st tho Jockey "rt. Hig wifo and family big about the affair until the duel was over. It is thought that, as the premier has set example, with the emperor's ap proval, there will be a serious epidemio l dueling. Commissioner Evans estimates that the payments for pension for the fiscal Tear will foot up 1147,500,000. The ppropriation wa $141,868,880. Tho iii!h-water murk for pensions was in 'BUM when the payments amounted to $160,857,607, since which time they nave been kept down to the figures of this year' appropriation. The pay- "'"iits for neiis ons this veur will be 'thin $30,000,000 of as much as the ' ntire receipt of the government from CUatnn.. - 1 .1 I customs last year, and more than equal sioms last year, and more than e " the entire internal revenue tax. A BROKEN JOURNAL. Caused a Serious Aoolilunt on the Den ver ft Illo Grande. ruouio, uoio., uot. 6. One pcraon killed outright, one so badly Injured mat no tiled soon after the accident, unotner severely injure!, and many allghlty hurt, I the reault of a wreck on the Denver & llio Grande, at Colo paxi, (even mile west of Pueblo, at 2 o'clock tlii morning, canned by the breaking of a journul 011 one of the coaches. The train, the first loction nnrrow-gnuge, from over Marshall pans, waa slowing down to take the siding at Colopaxl, While running at 10 miloa an hour, a journal on tlie rear trunks of the first day coach broke. The car pitched over on its side und drained with It all tho curs behind, another couch, two sleepers and the company's paycar. Three touriat ours, the vug' ttuga-our and the engine, all nheud of the first coach, remaiued on the track. The cars were all crowded with ex curalonlst bound to the Festival of Mountain and Plain at Denver. There was little excitement and not much wreckage, a the train waa running very siowiy. Mr. Mclntyre wa In a lower berth in the forward leeper, and wa found after the wreck lying dead on the ground near her berth window. She wa badly ornahed. Mr. Bcyler wa standing on the plat form between the two cnache when the wreck occurred. He was badly crushed. He wu comcious and dictat ed aeveral telegram to relatives. Of the injured, Mr. Robinson alone Is (eriously hurt, and her death I feared. She I at tho railroad hospital atSullda. The list of those hurt is complete from her case to those who received only a scratch. Immediately after the accident a re lief train wa sent out from Halida, and all were promptly given attention. Ituilroad officials have been overwhelm ed with Inquiries all day, and have freely given all the information at their disposal. Wrecking crew were sent from Pueblo, and the track was clear j t 5 a. m. Mew Railroad Lin. Biggs, Or., Oct. 0. The Columbia Southern Railway Company ran its first train over the road tonight, connecting with train No. 4 00 the O. K. & N. At precisely 8 p. to. , Engineer Speur pulled the throttle, and engine No. 1 moved out of Biggs up a heavy grade. The run was made to Wasco in one hour. D. C O'Reilly, the genera) manager, tilted that at least three months' bust, no awaited shipment. Two hundred thousand sacks of wheat are stored at the Wasco terminus, and the farmer Of Sherman county will haul the bulk of their grain to Wasco and ship it by the Columbia Southern. It f proposed to extend this road tp Prlnoville, and eventually build on through to Southern Oregon.- This will reclaim from the wilderness a vast area of country, and relegate to tho past the stago couch which has herotofore been the only means of transportation. E. B. Lytle is -president, D. O. O'Reilly i general niumigor, ami Miss May K.n rigiit is secretary of the Columbia Southern. They have their own passenger-oar and engine' equipment, but interchange with the O. li. & X,, using the car of that company for freight transportation. Htryehnln In the Co (Toe. Sohuyler, Neb., Oct. 5. A physi cian summoned iiastily to the homo of Frank Davis, nine mile northwest of bore this morning, found four of the seven Davis children and the mother dead, a fifth child in a dying condition and a sixth victim ill. Strychnine had been put In the coffee, apparently by the mother, but for what cause is not known. ' :..':: . Mr. Davis and his eldest son left home before breakfast. Whon the meal waa prepared, the rest sat down, and early in ita course, the mother made such a remark as: "But a good breakfast, and we'll all go together." One of the sons, frightened at the re mark, did not partake of tjie mcjil. llurnml to Inth. Springfield, Mass., Oct. 8. A special to the Union from East Langmciulow says that Mrs. George Brownlee and her two sons, Thomas, aged ST1, and James, aged 10, were burned to death in their home early this morning, and 1 the house destroyed. - The family had 'all escaped. Mrs. Brownlee, losing her head, rushed buck into the hoi:so, ! thinking her sons had not come out. Thomas rushed after her to save her, and James after Thomas. The mother and elder son were overcomo, while James got ont, but was burned so se verely that he died this afternoon, Mr. Brownlee himself was badly burned on the hands and face. . The riitol Ilvharg'd. . Visalia, Cal., Oot. 8. Those who find diversion in nlavfullv nointiiis a .... - . , . ... -im. :ed sense of , lesson here this afternoon in the killing of Austin Orr, 13 years old, by his half-brother, 30. Crow had i xAeA his pistol only a few minutes , r. , ,.r..... ....... ... earlior, and hud laughingly pointed tlie weanon at his brother.''.. The nistol was unintentionally discharged ied. the Do Hot entering near the loft eye, killing the boy instantly. A Well Known Fronttpi.iimn. Donver, Oct. 6. A special to the News from Cheyenne says: Chief Packer F. P. Deluney one of the bost known and most respected frontiurSmen in the West, died at the Fo t Russell hospital today. Mr. Deluney had been unable to leave his bod for some months past. ' f 1 . Tha Innrnnnn in tho Production of sold bus boon vory rapid during the ' 1 . 1.... 1 n,.,w past tWUlVO yours llllil. 10 j-iwiivouiiig Mvn . ' u than ev0. FREEDOM OR NOTHING Cubans Willing to Purchase Their Independence. WILL NOT ACCEPT AUTONOMY acarraga Could Not Bluff the Quean , Prowler Nagaata Vays What II Will nnd Wilt Mut Uo. New York, Oot. 8 The Herald print a number of interviews with leading Cubans hero on tho situation in tlie island. fcstrada Pulina, ropresentativve of tne Cuban provisional government, Maid: "The Cuban are more firmly deter mined than ever to push the fight until absolute independence of Cuba is ac knowledged. I believe the Cubans are willing to pay a reasonable indemnity to Hpain, provided she withdraw her troops from Cnba before the island i totally ruined." ! Enrique Devarona said: "The only practical solution of the Cuban problem is absolute independence." Colonel F. Lopec de Queralta. for merly of the United States army, and veteran of the 10 years' war in Cuba, said: "To avoid further shedding of blood of innocent people I would, although painfully, sign and give my consent to a compensation to Spain for the sake of getting rid of the Spanish." . E. Trujillo, editor of El Porvena, said: "Cuban are flithting for abso lute independence, and will accept no other solution." Regarding the proposition for the purchase of Cuba from Spain, General Em llio Nunex, who has been in consul tation with the junta leaders in New York, said: "I oannot see how the plans for the freedom of Cuba on the basis of guar antee by tne united mate ot an in demnity of $300,000,000 in cash can be displeasing to any of the parties, except that the amount is greatly in excess of the true value of the relics left by Wey Icr. The United State could afford to back up the proposition, because it would have the revenue of Cuba to guarantee reimbursement, and would gain immediate improvements in its trade relation." SAGASTA'S POLICY. Immediate Recall 0 Weyler and the Urautlna of Ft-inUed Reforms. Now York, Oct. 0. A dispatch t3 the World from Madrid says: Tlio World -correspondent called to day on Premier Sngasta, who said, in response to inquiries: "You ask me if the liberal party would assent to medi ation by the United Statee.with a viow to hastening the pacification of Cuba and inducing the rebels in arms and the exiles to accept autonomy. Why should we need mediation, when our intentions long and often expressed by the liberal praty aim at realizing all that America could suggest? "No Spanish party, certainly not the liberals, oould assent to foreign inter ference in our domestio affairs, or with our colonies. No government could hope to induce the nation to accept such interference. If America, as we firmly believe and hope, is disposed to be friendly with us, let her observe the rules of international law, and stop the flow of mortal and material aid, with out whioh the insurgents could not last five months. "We shall reverse the policy in Cuba, beginning, naturally, with tlie recall of Wey lor. I informed the queen yesterday that tlie liberal party would accept the responsibility of office most willingly if ber majesty honored the party with her confidence; that the liberal party had plans for all pending questions of the day in Spain, and cer tainly would grant to Cuba autonomy along the lines traced in the program of the Cuban autonomists themselves. I said so in ray manifesto in June, and I have repeated the same promise dur ing the government holidays. The lib eral party is prepared to grant to Cuba all possible government, a broad tariff and every concession compatible with the inflexible defense of Spam's rule and sovereignty in the West Indies We believe this will satisfy the major ity of Cubans jtod we will act thus spontaneously." Tortured by Thibetan. Bombay, Oct. 8. Henry Savage Landor, a well-known artist, traveler and writer, and the grandson of the celebrated Walter Savage Landor, ha just returned from India, after a ter rible experience. He had undertaken an exploring tour in Thibet, but he wa abandoned by all the members of his company, except two coolies. Finally, the Thibetans arrested him by an act of treuohery, sentenced him to death, and, after torturing him with hot irons, ao- tually carried him to the execution grounds. At almost the last minute, the exocution was stopped by the grand lama, who commuted the sontei torture by the "strexhing-log," , cies of rack which greatly in r..,i.. sentence to a spe- injured Mr. Landor's spine and limbs. Alter beinK chained for eight days, he was released. Air. ijantior naa no xewer than $2 wounds as the result of his tor ture. Hamilton, Ala., Oct to. While re turning from a party near here late last night six people wore thrown from a I boat into the Buttahachie river and four of the occupants drowned. Those drowned were Misses Lizzie Smith, I Belle Key, Mary T. Wearingon and I Ella Phillips. Their escorts, Robert and John Wright,, brothers, who caused 1 .. . . . ... . t: 1. I the DOat to capsize oy ruuKiug iv, thoir own lives. The feeling is so bit- anAnml tit tvn mnn rhfit thev llava ..." j lett town. ROCK ISLAND HOLD-UP. Neither Paiaencer Nor Train Cre Kacaped the Bandit. Kono, O. T Oot. 4. Bandits robbed the aouth-bound Rock Island l-n.ijsor train ana alt its passenger at U o'clock this morning, five mile sonui 01 Mlnco, in Indian territory. The trainmen were comnletnlv mr. prised, and were not prepared to offer any resistance wnen Ave masked men came upon them at the lonely siding. Tlie place is uninhabited, and the only persons in the vicinity at the time wers lour section men. Tlie section men flagged the truin, the robbers huvinir compelled them to do so. The bandits were bidden in a brush pile, and jump- eu out as soon as tlie train had taken the siding. Under hte pressure of Winchesters and ugly looking six-shooters, the train men, express messenger and all of the score or more of passengers were mode to leave tlie train and stand in a line. hands up, on the prairie. While three of the robbers covered the badly friirht ened crowd with their guns, the other two coolly and carefully robbed them passing from one passenger to another down the line. The bandits secured about 1300 in cash and such other valu ables in the way of watches, pins and jewiery a were In sight. Jim VVriKht, of Minco, showed a dis position to resist, when the bandits or dered "hands up." They shot one of iiis ears off to prove to his satisfaction that bis bravery was ill assumed, right's hands then went up. No one else was injured. The passenger and trainmen havin been thoroughly pluoked, three of the bandit turned their attention to tb express and mail coaches, the others standing guard over the helpless crowd on the prairie. The registered mai pouches were quickly rifled, but the through safe in the express car resisted all the force and ingenuity of the road agents. hen the messenger had con vinced the bandits that be could not open the strong box, they resorted to dynamite. Several heavy charges were exploded, but the safe proved bandit proof, and, though badly battered, its contents were saved to the company. Having taken forcible possession of everything they could carry away, the bandits mounted thier horses and rode off toward the west. At Chickasaw, the next station, posse of citizens was hurriedly formed. These citizens Bet out in pursuit of the gang, and officers have been dispatched Irom cd Keno and other points in this section. It is hardly possible that the bandits can be overtaken in the prairie country, and they will probably be able to reach the Wichita mountains. THE WOODFORD NOTE Mediation Tendered, But Not Forced ' Upon Spain. , Chicago, Oct 4. A Washington special to the Times Herald says: It is now possible for the Times-Herald to give, not the exact text of the famous Woodford note to Spain, but 1 fair statement of its substance. This now celebrated and muoh-dis cussed document simply expressed on the part of the United States the hope that the war will be brought to a close as speedily as possible. There is no date fixed wnen the consummation is to be readied, but the interests of Spain no less than the interests of the United States and the interests of ha. inanity and of the world at large are reasons whv the war should be ended with the least possible delay. And with that in view, acting as a friend of Spam, because of the great stake which the United States has 111 Cuba, finan ciully and otherwise, because of the an noyance to which tlie United States has been put by maintaining a patrol and preventing the sailing of filibustering expeditions, and beoause civilization opposes war, the United States tenders ti Spain its good offices to act as a friend between the mother country and her rebellious colonists, in the hope that she may be able to effect a settle ment and bring the warfare to a close; This is all there is in the note. There is not the faintest suggestion of this government forcing upon Spain her good offices, if she does not care to vol untarily accpet them, nor is there an intimation that the , war . must be brought to an end within a certain time or that Spain must answer this note within a fixed time. Sickening Tragedy. Carrollton, la.. Oct. 4. The slaughter of a mother and her six child, ron occurred at the home of John Boecker, a farmer, living eight miles northwesst of here, last night. Boeck er, the fiendish husband, completed his bloody work by sending a bullet into his own head, inflicting a fatal wound. The family were prosperous Germans, and, as far as is known, had lived happily. No moitve for the tragedy has been disclosed. Boecker's victims are his wife and six children Caroline, aged 14; Christine, aged 0; Henry, aged 8; Lizzie, aged 6; John, aged 3, and an infant All are dead but Henry, and the latter cannot recover from his wounds. Jumped From a Window. San Francisco, Sept. 29. Henry Joyce, 65 years old, while temporarily iiieane, jumped from a second-story window of the county hospital today and received such injuries that he died two hours later. ' Springfield, 111., Oot. 4. In a raot that was witnessed by at least 6,000 people, Star Pointer, on the traok of the Illinois stato fair grounds, this after noon not only maintained his reputa tion as the king pacer by defeating Joe Patchen, hut he also lowered the world's pacing record in a race by half a second, making a mile in 2:00 the record in a race having been 2:01, which Star Pointer made on Saturday, September 18, at Indianapolis, when he defeated Joe Patchen. TRAMWAY OVER PASS Electric Power on the Sum mit of Chilkoot Trail. PORTLAND-JUNEAU ENTERPRISE A. Company Organised to Transport Freight and Passenger Over the Worst Mile. Portland. Or., Oct. 4. Ample fa. cilities for the transportation of froigli and passengers over Chilkoot pass will be . provided by a Portland-Juneau company, in time for the rdsh to th Yukon next season. Articles incorporating the Dyea-Klon dikre Transportation Company were filed here. The objects of the corpora tion are announced as follows: "To conduct a general transportation business from the headwaters of Lynn canal, Alaska, too all points in Alaska, and in British North America, and to carry freight and passengers. "To acquire, build, locate and oper ate tramways, bridges, wagon roads sawmills, etc.; to navigate the Yukon river and its tributaries from St Mi obaels to Dawson City, and to purchase, build and operate all manner of vessels between Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, Ju neau, Dyea, Skaguay and St. Michaels. Capital stock, $250,000." Although the announcement of ob jects is made to cover a wide field, the company's present attention is directed solely to providing means for the trans fer of Elor.dikers and their outfits over tlie most diffioult portion of their jour ney, which is from the steamer at Dyea,' over the pass to Lake Linde mann. Construction is already bfyun a wharf being well under way at Dyea and the work of putting up a 6,000-foot cable tramway at the pass itself being started. The company announces that it will be ready for business by Feb Tuary 1, by which time it will bo ahape to handle, if necessary, the out fits of 20,000 people a month, doing the work at a reasonable figure. . Members of the company make the following statement: "The trip from Dyea to Lake Linde mann has been made by a man with an ordinary outfit, amply provided with packers. We do not propose to lessen this time very much, but we do pro pose to take over a very much larger tonnage than could otherwise be taken in the same time. When finished, our cable tramway, which will be quite similar to those used at some of the big mines on mountain sides, will ex tend from Sheep Camp to the summit. cutting off a distance of four miles as at present traveled. Our immediate attention, however, will be directed to the most difficult part of the ascent, stretch of about 6,000 feet, over which we shall be ready to operate by Feb ruary 1. We shall use the water fall of the Dyea river to convey electrio power to our plant. ' Though the short period that is at lowed our company for preparation gives us time only to overcome the worst difficulty of the trip, yet we have ample means to do more as may be justified by the progress of business. When this route is open it will be pos sible for any number of people to go from here to Dawson with their outfits at less than half the cost of the trip via St. Michaels, without an outfit, at the same time saving 20 days. "From Portland to Dawson via Chil koot Pass the distance is only 1,700 miles; via St. Michaels it is 3,700 miles. It takes five weeks at least to make the trip via St. Michaels, and not over 15 days is required by the pass when the lakes and rivers are open, Another important saving of time is in the fact that one can get over the Chilkoot and land supplies at Dawson two months before the first steamer gets np the Yukon from St Michaels, which is usually not before the middle of July. The St. Michaels route is open but four months of the year, while the Chilkoot will practically be open all the year around when our line is com pleted. We do not advise the trip be ing made before February, however. ; One of the delavs heretofore encoun tered in the overland trip is the neces sity of building boats at the lake. Ten days is usually required for this, though it was much longer this year, owing to the rush, and the price was prohibitive to a great number of travel ers. This company will be able either to furnish boats, or lumber for them, or it will transport to the summit any knocked-down' boats included in the miners' outfits, it has never been pos sible heretofore to take a boat over the pass, except by piecemeal, which don't pay. A most important part of the work wti are doing is the construction of a wharf at Dyea. It will have 200 feet frontage and the approach will be 1,700 feet in length. Any steamer will be able to dock at this wharf, thereby sav- ng the heavy expense and great loss of time to both passengers and steamship people, of lighterage, as at present. Had it not been for work already done by Juneau people it would have been almost impossible to have oompleted this work in time for the early travel next season." - About $10,000,000 in gold is now oucealed in the teeth of people in the or Id. - '. Indicted for Larceny. . , Astoria, Or., Oct. 4. The grand jury today returned a true bill in the case of B. L. Ward and W. G. Howell, treasurer and deputy treasurer, respec tively, of this county. The indictment oharges them with the larceny of public money to the amount of $11,963. Found Dead In Hi Room. Baker City, Or., Oct. 4. William Hoey, aged 46, was found dead in is room in a lodging-house this even ing. FOR FORGETFUL ENGINEERS New Life Having device That Ha Been , Huceessfully Tested. St. Paul, Oot. 4. A very ingenious and valuable contrivance for the saving of life by pi eventing railroad accidents through the forgetfulness of trainmen has been.invented. The machine has just stood a very severe test on the Great Northern railroad, after bavin been previously operated successfully on the Ht. faul 6c Dulutri road. Prac tical railroad men have given strong indorsements to the device after seeing US WOrK. The object of the device is to provide an accurate and reliable reminder sig, nal and distance indicator for locomo tives by which engineer are prevented from forgetting their train orders as to stopping or meeting places. The mech anism is simple, but positively connect ed with the forward trucks of the engine, accurately mesauring the distance tray eleu. The dial is placed in front of the en gineer, showing correctly the distance traveled. Above the smaller of two dials are placed 16 triggers or does, pivoted at equal distances around the center. When the enginrer receives his or ders, he sets one or more of these trig, gers to a point one mile short of the distance to be traveled before reaching the stopping place. : The mileage indi oator, on reaching such point, releases the trigger, which starts a signal w histle blowing. This continues to blow for one-quarter of a mile, promptly warn ing the engineer of the near approach to a stopping place. If the engineer is inattentive ar.d fails to stop when this lust mile has been run over, the ma chine seta the air brake and stops the train (or him. A tram similarly equip ed coming in the opposite direc tion would ne stopped in the same manner. Tiie device can be made to run forward or backward. For foggy or stonny weather, or for darkness, the device is 001 sidered especially valuable for ordinary road use, although its life- saving feature was the point at irst ought for bv Mr. Wallace. After a trial on the St. Paul & Du luth, and trials on the Fergus Falls division of tne Great rtbern, the new invention was given an unusual test on the reoent trip of President Hill to the coast and back. For this trip, the new scheme, ith one engine, No. 663, with Engineer John Wilbane for the entire trip, was tried, and the new life-saving device was on the engine. For 1,820 miles to Seattle on the Great Northern, 170 to Portland on the Norhtern Paoific, 4S0 to Spokane on the O. B. & N., and through Montana and back to St. Paul; the new device measured all distances with accuracy, and by other tests com pletely demonstrated its ability to do all claimed for it President Hill has approved it with considerable enthusi asm, as have other officials on his road. During the past few months, this new device has been used successfully on over 10,000 miles of road. A feature of the test is that it has been made with the inventor's working model. Admiral Beardslee Report. Washington, Oot. 4. Admiral Beardslee, wbo has been in command of the Pacific station three years, re turned to Washington today and called upon Secretary Long and Secretary Sherman, With the latter he went to the White House and called upon Presi dent McKinley. The admiral, in a short time, will make a formal report to Secretary Long, giving his views and opinions on the Hawaiian situa tion, and such information as he has gained during his long stay at the is lands. The administration is anxious to have a general review from such an intelligent and experienced source as Admirai Beardslee. Speaking of the reported Apposition to annexation, the admiral said today that it amounts to- little. The substan tial business interests on the islands, with few exceptions, favor annexation. Sold Her Husband. St. Louis, Cot. 4. According to the Post-Dispatch, John A. Truitt, a con ductor on the Northern Central electric street-car line, was sold by his wife for $4,000 to a woman who declares that she loves the man more than his wife does. The deal was the sequel to the following remarkable statement made to Mrs. Truitt by a Mrs. Stevens, who lives in this city with her father: "Mrs. Truitt: I love your husband. and 1 want him. I have traveled the world over, and he is the first man I ever loved. I will give you $4,000 cash for him if you will give him up." Truitt, wbo 1 the father of four children, seems to agree to the deal. It is stated that last Tuesday Mrs. Truitt, knowing that her husband loved another, attempted to take her life by swallowing a big dose of morphine. . 1 Aid Front the Canadian Pacific. Montreal, Oot. 4. It is announced that tho Canadian Pacific Company in tends without delay to extend the rail road into Rosslund, B. C, and that capitalists closely identified with the railway company have partly oompleted arrangements for the erection of a large smelter -on the Columbia river, which will treat the Rossland ores practically at cost, and that the shipping mines will be connected with the smelter Jby an aerial tramway. The Canadian Pacific also proposes adopting similar methods in the Slocan country. Carllsts Ready to Strike.: London, Oot. 4. The Daily Mail, in its special from Madrid, says: The symptoms of Carlist agitation are every day becoming more manifest and at tracting the attention oi the Spanish government. Carlist emibsaries are in the province of Navarre and Castleton, where the party has its strongest sup porters. There is the best reason for believing that the signal for a rising will soon be given. The revolt will probably occur in Navarre or Caatle. ton. NORTHWEST BREVITIES Evidence of Steady Growth - and Enterprise. ITEMS OP GENERAL INTEREST From All th Cities and Tewaa af the Thriving Sister State Oregon A 48-pound salmon was landed by a Marshfield troller. A Yamhill county man picked 339 pounds of hops in one day. Over 900 acres of flax were cultivat ed in Lynn county this year. Sou fer ts' cannery, at The Dalles, is putting up 1,000 cases of salmon a day. Soutwhest Oregon Reporter is tlie name of a new paper at Langlois, Curry county. . An Oregon grizzly bear weighing 800 pounds was killed on Gate creek, in Lane county. A farm near Pendleton, whioh waa sold four months ago for $5,000, waa last week resold for $8,360. A young man named James Neal, a sheepherder, accidentally shot and killed himself near Long Creek. A peach weighing one and a half pounds, and measuring 13) inches in circumference, is a Douglass county production. The completed assessment roll of Clatsop county for 1897 show a total valuation of $3,098,740, as against $4, 012,605 last year. ' Notices have been posted on the can nery at Marshfield notifying fishermen that the prices of salmon had been re duced to 25 and 10 cents. A Lane county fruit grower has can ned seven carloads of pie fruit at hi farm, placing it in from one to five-gallon cans, principally the former. Another shipment of Wallowa coun ty beef cattle was made from Elgin Inst week, consisting of 450 big steer. One of the animal tipped the beam at 1,740. . The Oregon Telegraph & Telephone ' Company is surveying a route for a tele phone line from Monroe to some point on the main line between Harris bnrg and Junction. Mr. U. Humphrey, of Lane county, ho up to the present time dried 60,000 pounds of prunes from his own orchard and expects bis entire crop to amount to about 107,000 pounds. A contract has been awarded to build a levee across Liost river - slough, in Kiamatb county, for $2,490. The en- 1 croachments of the waters of Tule lake have made the construction of this 0 levee necessary. . s i. A colony of immigrants, 22 in mim- ' ber, have just come out from Nebraska with the intention of locating in this country. They shipped all their goods out, including a number of mules. They are now looking around Gilliam county. ... , The body of the tramp who was killed by a train at Huron, was buried by the coroner. It was not identified. All that was found on the body was a plat ed spoon and four or five pounds of po tatoes in a sack. The coroner describes the young man as being about 20 years old, five feet seven inches in height, having dark brown hair, bine eyes and as never having been shaved. The Salem fruit dryers are taking care of no less than 1,750 bushels of prunes per day, or 105,000 pounds ev ery 24 hours. This gives a direct out- -put of 35,000 pounds daily, and the company expects to handle 750,000 pounds of green prunes this season. Just as soon as the prune orop is saved the dryers will start on apples and all that are offered will be bought. This year 6-year-old prune orchards are mak ing returns to the owners ranging all the way from $600 to $1,000 per acre Washington. The city oounoil of Spokane has fixed the tax levy for that city at 13 mills. The shingle mill at Machias was de stroyed by fire; also 1,500,000 shingles. A 850-pound bear waa killed a few miles above Dudley, in Walla Walla county. ',.. A band of 4,000 sheep was recently purchased at North Yakima , for ship ment to Chicago. Wm. Orr, of Walla Walla, was almost instantly killed by the breaking of an electrio light pole. There is a regular stampede of gold- seekers to the new discoveries in the vicinity of Mt Baker. The Bank of Garfield, having gone into voluntary liquidation, will olose its doors January 1, 1898. A hoy named William Button, who accidentally shot his arm off recently, died in Buooda of heart failure. A new public library has been opened at Walla Walla. ; The directors pur chased $400 worth of new books. Sinoa January 1, 274 articles of incor poration, representing a total capital stook of $256,691,600, have been filed in Seattle. Farmers' institutes have recently been held at different points in Western Washington, conducted by officials of the state agricultural college. Thurston county, by a late school census, has an enumeration of 2,173 ohildren of school age, a decrease of 127 from the total of last yenr. The decrease is in the country districts, and Olympia shows an increase of 83. A crazy man whose name could not be learned created considerable excite ment in Tekaa by divesting himself of all his clothing and taking a run don Main street. After the man had been captured by citizens and persuaded to don his clothing, he was allowed to leave town.