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VOL. VII. NO. 38.
from all Parts of the New
and Old World.
Comprehensive Review of the Import*
ant Happenings of the Car
rent Week.
The Union knitting mill, in Hudson,
\* ,1 , was destroyed by tire, ami many
dfthe tiOO |K"s<mH employed in the mill
ir row escapes from death. The
over $200,000, and the insurance
t ■ 0.
d npatch from Simla, India, eaya a
cyclone struck the town of Chittagong,
the Bengal presidency. Half of the
- ..f that place were de.nolished,
; nds in it? vicinity wen; blocked,
ttll ,j s''vral vessels sunk.
Ti..■ -tatute under which for several
<-„, ■- the police department of Denver
r • ivill seized, confiscated and de
cani hling implements, was de
by Judge Allen in the district
•onrt to be unconstitutional, and in
.'!:.•; with the federal statutes.
ii,v the cruiser Baltimore has been
mchored ;it San Francisco preparing to
,to Honolulu, her commander ha?
ted to the police almost daily the
jesertion of three or four of the crew.
20 have succeeded in escaping,
uless a stricter watch is kept, it
jg believed another draft of men will
have to be sent from the East to fill
1,, ■)■ complement.
There is a movement on foot to con
solidate the wire manufactories of the
Unite*! States into a single corporation,
with a capital of $100,000,000. To
evade the anti-trust law, the wire in
dustries will surrender their independ
?nce, and sell their plants to a new
>rganization for cash at an apraised
ralue, the money to be furnished by
i syndicate of New York bankers.
Pierpont Morgan is said to be at the
bead of the scheme.
The food of San Francis:o laborers is
to be analysed by the professors at the
State University.
The Fort Randall military reserva
tion, which contains over 100,000 acres
in South Dakota and Nebraska, has
been opened to settlers.
Negotiations of the Chinese govern
ment with the Hooly syndicate for a
loan of 000,000 have fallen through.
The government is now negotiating
with the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank.
The Washington state grain commis
bod announces that it will not lower
80. 1 wheat grade from 59 to 58 pounds
to the bushel, notwithstanding the agi
tation to that end in the eastern part
of the state.
The Long Island coast for a distance
of six miles, between Far Rockaway
anil Rockaway beach, was more or less
damaged by a very high tide. The
Edmore hotel was damaged to the ex
tent of $25,000.
Speedy, the professional bridgejump
er, jumped from the Louisville & Jef
fersonville bridge in Louisville, Ky.,
before an audience of 18,000. Speedy
made the jump of 130 feet in safety,
ami was mingling with the crowd a
few minutes later.
Frank Moon, aged 50 years, and Mrs.
Wells, were found dead at the bottom
ufa 30-foot well on Moon's farm, near
Derby, Kan., having been asphyxiated.
Moon had been overcome while work
ing, and the woman, fearful at his not
returning home, went to the well late
at night to investigate, and fell in.
Admiral Matthews, chief of the bu
reau of yards and docks, in his annual
report to Secretary Long, recommends
the construction of four, drydocks of the
best type. He recommends that con
crete docks be built at Boston, Norfolk
anil Mare Island, and that a floating
dock be placed at either Key West.Tor
tngas, or Algiers, La. The estimates
for the maintenance of the yards next
year aggregate 364,202. :
Following close upon the recent an
nouncement of a great syndicate to con
trol the trade of Honduras comes the
information received from reliable
sources that a gigantic syndicate is in
Process of organization for the purpose
c* promoting direct trade between the
United States and Russia. The project
originated with Russian merchants and
has the sanction, if not the direct eup
port, of the imperial government.
A dispatch from Managua, Nicata
?ia, gays John Augustine,; an Ameri
can citizen, was arrested at San Carlos,
11 the mouth of the San Juan river, by
oMer of President- Zelaya's brother,
without any pretense }of ~ a ' trial,
*&? imprisoned in the penitentiary.
* r- Augustine was formerly United
States consul at Bluefields, Mosquito
territory, and is at present in charge of
navigation company's 'steamers on
"*San Juan river. >> ;vCV->^:^ ;--
John Griffith essayed "Richard III"
« the opera house in Butte, Mont. In
li >c closing scene Griffith's sword struck
John Fay Palmer,who was doing Rich
501^, in the face, cutting a gash ex
tending from above one eye across the
n -*e and cheek. ' The bone of f the nose
* as broken and a little more force
p" 01'l have penetrated the brain.
calmer turned his back to the audience
'n'i finished the 6cen9 without any one
knowing what had happened. ' ,
AU of the coal ; miners of Boulder
*\tJ\ Colo., are out on a strike. ". It
r^id that at one of the mines in
the managers reduced the
*a?es of the mac men 10 cents a
? n- Word was sent to all the mines
j 11 the district to close down and the
°f was implicitly obeyed. The
i £ nke is said to affect about 1,000
*! nerp- A number of the gold and
/ v «r mines in the mountains will have
*'''»<- on account of the strike. An
■*Or will be made to have the matter
as soon as possible.
Freight and Stock Trains Come Together
With Fatal Results.
Great Falls. Mont., Oct. 29.—There
were meager reports here yesterday of a
freight wreck 300 miles east on the line
of the Great Northern road, but officials
were very reticent, and not until the
westbound passenger train arrived to
day and from special dispatches from
points along the line was it known that
a terrific collision occurred two miles
east of Hinsdale, Valley county, be
tween an eastbound stock train and a
double-header freight, in a deep cut just
west of a sharp curve. All three en
gines went crashing into an embank
ment, and are tipped and such bad
wrecks that it will not pay to dig tnem
out of the debris. Twenty cars and
their contents burned. Both conduct
ors claim each was running on the
other's time. Engineer Henry Neate,
of the stock train, was crushed to
death under his engine and three cars
of copper material, so that the remains
were not recovered for 12 hours. En
gineer John Hayfield was hurt in the
back, and probably fatally injured.
Brakeman Owen's leg was broken, and
he was internally injured. Fireman
j Ladoeu's leg was broken, and he sus
tained other injuries.
Likely to Develop a Fight in the Bl-
cycle World.
Toledo, 0., Oct. 29.—The chainless
bicycle question is going to develop
one of the biggest fights, it is claimed,
ever witnessed in the bicycle trade.
The fight will be between the Columbia
people and nearly all the other manu
facturers who are out with a '98 chain
less wheel.
There are a number of factories
where chainless wheels will be made,
although none of them outside of Col
onel Pope appears to be anxious to
place chainless wheels on the market.
Among those that may be mentioned,
outside of Pope and Lozier, are the
Syracuse, Steams, Western Wheel
Works, Yost and Spalding.
This combination recognizes the fact
that Colonel Pope had purchased the
old league chainless patents under
which the original bevel gear machines
were manufactured, and first decided to
test their validity and value. A syndi
cate was organized, a prominent West
ern concern taking the initiative and
the other manufacturers were sounded
on the subject. A fund was immedi
ately raised to make a thorough investi
gation. Expert patent lawyers were
employed and nearly $2,000 was ex
pended in carefully investigating the
One of the manufacturers who assist
ed in raising the. fund has received a
letter from the syndicate to the effect
that the attorneys have reason to be
lieve that neither the league patent or
the bevel-gearing patents will hold.
Important Decision in a Chinese Case
by Judge DeHaven.
San Francisco, Oct. 29. — United
States District Judge DeHaven render
ed an important opinion this morning
in the deportation case of the United
States vs. Chung Xi Foon. It was
sought to deport Foon because he was
without the certificate of residence re
quired of Chinese laborers, by section
6, of the act of Congress of May 1892.
Foon arrived in Portland, Or., in
1876, and engaged in the general mer
chandise business until the year 1892,
when he came to California, and went
into the business of restaurant and
lodging-house keeper. In November
of that year he was arrested on a charge
of robbery, and remained in the Kern
county jail until January 25, 1894, at
the end of which time he was convict
ed, and entered upon a five years' term
of imprisonment at San Quentin.
| In the opinion Judge DeHaven held
that the defendant was a laborer at the
time of his arrest, and therefore order
ed him deported from the United States
to China. , " , ,".
Murdered His Father. " .
Redwood City, Cal., Oct. 29.—
Thomas Flannelly shot -and killed his
father, Patrick Flannelly, one of the
most respected citizens of , this place,
last night, because he had been ordered
from the ranch for f disregarding the
old man's wish. v The crime was com
mitted in the elder Flannelly's house,
which the son had entered evidently
with the intention of committing mur
der. '.\ /. ': \.:: ■{[: ': ■■^-' ■' -■. '*- :r-:;:'- '-?~j4
The crime aroused the people of this
city to a high state of , excitement.
Posses were » formed to pursue the boy,
and he was located at the ranch he had
been ordered ■ from by his father. When
called upon to surrender, young Flan
nelly • r fired upon Sheriff : McEvoy, of
San Mateo ; county, and several of his
deputies, one bullet taking effect in the
sheriff's left arm. The volley was re
turned and the murderer was wounded
several times. He then . ■ surrendered.
'-V-'-- Cause of the Garrison* Wreck.
Cold Springs, N. V., Oct. 29.—Presi
dent Depew'a opinion that ; the disaster
of last Sunday morning on the New
York Central was the result of a dyna
mite explosion planned by the enemies
of the company ? finds many upholders
among railway ;; officials and oitiaens
familiar with the conditions. A thor
ough investigation is in progress. , r "-" -
Valuable Package Lost.
Chicago, Oct. 27.— The $14.000, pack
age sent by registered mail to the State
Savings bank, Butte, Mont, by the
National bank of the Republic, has been
given up for lost The Union Marine
Insurance oompany, of New xwk,
with which the package was insured,
notified the bank today that it would
pay the loss. „.-■:>.■-.,•,-,-.■■-•:u -:^> f.,
A single leaf of the parasol magnolia
of Ceylon affords shade for fifteen or
twenty persons.
Spain's Reply in the Hands
of the President.
Matter Will Probably Rest Vntil Con
gress Meets—Contents Will Not
Now Be Made Known.
Washington, Oct. 29.—The event of
the day at the state department was
the receipt of the long-expected cable
gram from United States Minister
Wood ford at Madrid, transmitting the
answer of the Spanish government to
his representations in the interest of
the peace of Cuba. This message be
gan to come in installments at 2 o'clock
last night, and it was noon today be
fore it was all in at the state depart
ment. It was not the length that oc
cupied the wires all the time, but the
fact that it was in groups of figures,
and it was probably filed in email
batches as it was turned into the state
department's complicated cipher in'
Mairid. All of the work had to be
undone at the state department, and.
the message translated from the cipher
Dack again into good English. This
occupied nearly all of the day, so that
it was 3:30 o'clock before the first copy,
of the message was turned out. It wafi
not so long, in fact there was little less;
than 1,000 words in the message, for
Mr. Woodtord, instead of cabling the
whole of the Spanish answer to his.
note, had contented himself with reduci
ing the matter to a brief outline.
The first copy was taken at once to
the president. It was not entrusted to
a messenger but was delivered by Chief
Clerk Michaels in person at the White
House. After due opportunity had
been allowed the president to read the
message, an application was made for
a statement of its contents or nature.
This was declined by Secretary Porter,
and it was said that under no circum
stances would the correspondence be
made public before consideration by
the cabinet.
From unofficial information that has
reached certain administration officials
in advance of this message of Mr. Wood
ford as to the nature of the Spanish re
ply, it is evident that in neither
language nor subject-matter is the com
munication likely to be taken as offen
sive by our government. It may be, it
is true, regarded as insufficient to meet
the issue presented by Mr. Woodford in
his note, but officials of the state depart
ment say that in view of what has al
ready been accomplished by the new
Spanish cabinet in reforming abuses in
Cuba, in relieving Weyler, and project
ing what appears a liberal measure of
autonomy, our government will certain
ly rest at least until congress assembles,
and afford the new Spanish government
a reasonable length of time to carry out
its plans.
Dot Included in the Note.
Madrid, Oct. 29.—A formal denial
was issued by the government of Spain
today of the statement that the Spanish
minister at Washington has presented
a note on the subject of the filibuster
ing expeditions which are alleged to
have left American ports for Cuba.
The Spanish minister, it is explained,
only made a verbal complaint to the
government at Washington.
Only One Solution, Palma Say*. -'
J New York, Oct. 29.— Tomas Estrada
Palma, the Cuban delegate to the ,
United States, when-asked his opinion
of the Cuban reforms proposed by the
Spanish ministry, said:
"As the representative of the Cuban
provisional government, I am in a po
sition to state most emphatically that
the Cubans in arms will enter into no
compromise with Spain. The* Cubans
are fighting for absolute independence,
and they will entertain no peace pro
posals ■ from the Spanish government;
based on anything but absolute inde-j
pendence. The Cubans are firmly de-,
termined to carry on the struggle until
their purpose is accomplished, and they,
will listen to no proposition acknowl
edging Spanish „ authority over Cuba.,
Cubans will never accept autonomy, no.
matter how ample, as a solution of
their struggle for independence. The
Cuban problem mast be settled this time
once for all." v .;
:" A mass meeting of Cubans- will be
held in New York soon to voice opposi
tion to the Spanish proposals.
;v Secretary Oongosta Makes Promises.
: New York, Oct. 2 9. —A dispatch vto
the * Herald* from • Philadelphia says:
Dr. Jose Congosto, Spanish consul here,
who has just been appointed secretary
general of Cuba says: - -
"'A; good doctor, ; you; know, when
called in to take charge of a case of
which another doctor has ? made a fail
ure, : ignores the former mode of treat
ment and adopts one of his own. {; This
{will be my method of administering the
office. The governing -: factor in ;my
policy shall be liberality and 'f. fairness ;
I toward every one. • v All the information
which -I =; possess which can :be I made
public will be at the disposal of the
representatives of American newspa
pers." ' ; . .
§; Wild game should; be first fried -•in
butter r before boiling, as it improves
the flavor.
Porto Rico Want* the Same. : >
New York, Oct. 29.—A dispatch to
the Herald from San Juan. Porto Rico,
says: The autonomists in Porto Rico
hare issued a manifesto in which they
demand el Bpaiß the same radical re
forms as those which have been prom- !
ised to Cuba by the new liberal min
istry. _____
▲ Birmingham (England) tradesman
has turned loose in the streets a pair of |
herons with advertisements attached
to then. -
fwo Men Were Drowned and Fire In-
jured—One. Seriously.
Oregon City, Oct. 28.—A terrible ac
cident occurred at noon today, causing
the death of two men, and injuring five
A gang of men had been working
night and day for a week to remove a
bulkhead, expecting to finish the work
this afternoon. The bulkhead was 60
feet long, and extended from the power
station on the east to the east wall of
the boat canal on the west. At the
lower end of the new extension of the
power-house another bulkhead had been
constructed, and it was the intention to
take out the old one, in order to let the
water into the new section for the tur
The workmen had removed a consid
erable portion of the foundation of the
old bulkhead, and today were engaged
in taking off the nuts and cutting the
bolts, intending to remove the entire
wall tonight.
The work gave way and a flood of
water rushed in* upon the workmen,
filling the section. At first it was sup
posed that every man was drowned.
An alarm was given and the water was
drawn from the canal as soon as posssi
ble, as it was found that the work of
removing the mass of broken timbers
and recovering the bodies of the
drowned men would be facilitated by
floating the mass of debris. After this
was done a count of the men in the
gang was made, and it was found that
two men—Anton Natterlinand Jacob
Macomb—were missing.
These two men were evidently
drowned, and are no doubt beneath the
pile of broken timbers, which a large
number of workmen are now engaged
in removing. Natterlin an unmarried
man, and Macomb leaves a wife and
Among the five injured men, the
most seriously hurt are Carl New berg,
whose head was severely cut and
bruised, and Harvey Little, whose left
arm was bruised and whose head and
face were badly cut.
The three men who escaped unin
jured were: Jacob Weidick, Alvin Rich
ardson and Jacob Keane.
Thomas Smith had his spine hurt
and William W. Smith had one bone
of his right leg broken.
The accident was owing either to a
miscalculation of the weight of the
water behii d the men or the strength
of the bolts and timbers. Upon the
giving way of the wall the water rushed
into the lower section with terrific
force, carrying the timbers and all be
fore it to the lower section. The men
who escaped fought their way through
the floating timbers and finally readied
a point where they received assistance.
Pitched Battle Fought in Arizona With
FatMl Results.
Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 28.—A pitched
battle at Mammoth tank. 45 miles west
of Yuma, between Yuma county offi
cers and 270 Mexican railroad laborers,
resulted in -the death of five to seven
Mexicans, the wounding of several
more, and the dangerous wounding of
Deputy Sheriff Wilder, of Yuma.
Sheriff Greenleaf, of Yuma, was
called upon to arrest the ringleaders of
a gang of striking Mexican railroad
laborers. With his deputies, George
Wilmer and James Jones, he advanced
on the strikers, when the latter attack
ed them with rocks and revolvers.
With the first volley from the Mexican's
revolvers Wilmer fell. Jones then ran
for the section foreman who had ac
companied the officers.
Jones in the meantime had secured a
shotgun, which he discharged at the
advancing strikers. Three men fell
and were picked up by their comrades,
who continued to advance. Another
shot brought more to the ground, and a
stampede followed.
Sheriff Greenleaf, who had in the
meantime conveyed the deputy to a
waiting train, called upon his men to
board the train, which immediately
pulled into Yuina. A posse of 25 men
is being formed in Yuina, and will
soon leave for the scene of the trouble.
More and sensational developments
may be expected.
Battle Between Colorado Game Protec
tors and Indians.
Rifle, Colo.. Oct. 28.—Reports from
Snake river are to the effect that Game
Warden Wilcox attempted to* arrest
some Indians near Lily Park for vio
lating the Colorado game laws.and was
fired upon by the Utes. Game Warden
Wilcox with several posses of deputies
and ranchmen are after the Indians,
and a further conflict seems .inevitable.
The exoitement here is intense, and
parties are organising to go to Wilcox's
assistance, fearing a general uprising
of the Indians.
The trouble commenced last week,
when the White River, Uncompabgre,
and Uintah Utes began pouring over
the line from Utah on their annual fall
hunt. The White River Utes are ex
ceptionally ugly, and have apparently
been anxious to pick trouble with par
ties of whites with whom they have
come in contact. The Utes were in the
Meeker mai3acre and have never been
anything but ugly and waiting for an
opportunity to do mischief. There are
several hundred of them now in the
Game Warden Wilcox with a small
party Btatred out toward the Indian
camp and approached the camp unob
served. The game warden was resisted
and finally fired upon by the Indians.
Then a set encounter followed in which
a number of Indians were killed and
wounded. It was reported that Warden
Wilcox's party also suffered severely.
Brigadier-General Otis, of the depart
ment of the Colorado, says if the cir
cumstances warrant, troops will be
sent to the scene of the trouble at once,
ready to proceed at a moment's notice.
Terrible Accident lon New
";'- York Cenrtal Railroad.
Twenty-Eight Lives Were Lost—Disas
ter Canted by the Giving Way
of an Embankment. .-■.- >: ~:
Garrison's, N. V., Oct. 26.—From
, the sleep that means refreshment and
rest to the eternal sleep that knows no
awakening plunged in the twinkling of
an eye this morn ing 28 souls, | men,
women and children. In the slimy bed
of the Hudson river a train laden with
slumbering humanity plowed, dragging
through the waters the passengers.
There was nothing to presage the ter
rible accident which so suddenly de
prived these unfortunates of life.
The New York Central train left
Buffalo last night, and had progressed
nearly ' nine-tenths of the distance
toward its destination. The engineer
and his fireman had just noted the gray
dawn breaking from the east and the
light streak of red denoting the sun's
appearance, when the great engine,
a servant of the rails, plunged into the
depths of the river. Neither engineer,
nor fireman will ever tell, the story of
that terrible moment. With hand upon
the throttle the engineer plunged with
his engine to the river's bottom, and
the fireman, too, was at his post Be
hind them came the express car, the
combination car and the sleepers, and
these piled on top of the engine.
It is known that it was a trifle foggy
and that the track was not visible, but
if there was any break in the lines
of steel it , must have been of very re
cent happening, for only an hour be
fore there passed over it a heavy pas
senger train laden with human freight.
Neither is an explanation ready. All
is conjecture. The section of road was
supposed to be the very beat on the en
tire division. There was a great, heavy
retaining wall all along the bank, and,
while the tide was high yesterday, it
was not unprecedented. What seems
to have happened was that underneath
the tracks and ties the heavy wall had
given way. When the great weight of i
the engine struck the unsupported j
tracks it went crashing through the I
rest of the wall and toppled over into
the river.
Then there happened what on the
railroad at any other time would have
caused disaster, but now proved a very j
.blessing. As the train plunged over the j
embankment, the coupling that held
the last three of the six sleepers broke
and they miraculously remained on the
broken track. In that way some 60
lives were saved.
Following is a list of the dead as far
as ascertained up. to midnight:
Thomas Reilly, of St. Louis.
E. A. Green, of Chicago. '
W. H. Myers, of Tremont, N. J.
Woman, unidentified.
Woman, unidentified.
Guiseppe Paduano, of New York.
W. S. Becker, of Newark, N. J.
Unknown man, died while being res
A. G. McKay, private secretary to
General Superintendent Van Etten;
body supposed to be in the wreck.
John Folye, engineer of East Albany;
body not recovered.
John Q. Tompkina, fireman, of East
Albany; body not recovered. •;
* -Wong Gin and eight unidentified
Of eye-witnesses there were none ex
cept the crew of a tugboat passing: with
a tow. They saw the train, with its
light, as it oame flashing about the
curves, and then saw the greater part of
it go into the river. Some of the cars
■with closed windows floated, and the
tug, whistling for help, cast off its
hawser and started to the rescue.
A porter jumped from one of the cam
that remained on the track and ran into
the yard of Augustas Carr's house,
near which the accident occurred, and
stood screaming for help, and moaning:
"The train is in the river; all our pas
sengers are drowned!"
In a few minutes Garr had dressed
himself, and getting a boat, rowed
with the porter to the scene. As they
turned a point, into the bank, they
came upon the exprees car and the com
bination car floating about 20 feet from
the shore, but sinking every minute.
One man was taken from the top of the
car, and efforts were made to rescue
those inside. A few were gotten out,
the passengers left on the track making
a human bridge to the shore to take the
wounded on.
The day coach and smoker had gone
down in deep wate*, and rescue was
impossible. In the latter coach the
condition must have been horrible.
The car turned completely over, and
the passenger end of it was deep in the
water, while the baggage end stood up
towards the surface. The men in that
lower end must have fought like fiends
for a brief period, for the bodies, when
taken out, were a mass of wounds.
The closing scene of the first day of
this tragedy is drawn around a common
car that stands near the scene of the
accident, where nearly a score of badly
mutilated bodies none of them yet
claimed by friends, are lying in a long
row, grewsome evidences of the disaster,
the greatest that has ever occurred on
the railroad.
Total number of known dead, 19;
estimated number of dead, 28.
A H«w Trial far I.m«trert.
Chicago, Oct. 86.— State's Attorney
JDenean late this afternoon decided to
put Luetgert on trial for a second time
some day next week. Hew evidence
has been discovered, it is said, relating
to testimony of three witnesses lor the
defense. No arrangement was reached
Klondike Party With 945 Honei
Leaves Yaktina for Victoria.
North Yakima, Wash., Oct. 27.—
. One of the greatest of the Klondike ex
peditions yet organized made a prelim
inary start from this city today,
through the shipment of 10 carloads of
i horses, numbering 245 head, and 23
men, headed by J. W. Cameron. They
go to Seattle, and will sail tomorrow
from Victoria by the Bark Colorado,
which has been chartered and espec
ially fitted for this purpose. Few sup
plies will be taken at Seattle other
than those shipped from Portland, the
main outfitting being done at Victoria,
j where 125 head of cattle will be loaded.
The expedition is backed by Boston
j capital, and the men employed are un
| der one and two-year contracts. They
j will take the Dalton trail, and each
; animal other than those to be used for
j saddle purposes will have an equipment
lof pack saddle and sled. Even the cat
tle are to be used in the transportation
of supplies. Permanent stations are to
| be established along the trail, and it is
| the intention to kill the horses when
they are no longer of service for pack-
Ing, freeze the meat and, by means of
sleds, take it to the gold-producing re
gions, where from 80 cents per pound
upwards is expected to be realized.
Forty wagons will also be taken for use
in the first 18 miles after leaving
Pyramid harbor, and then bobsleds
will be utilized for transportation over
the snow and ice. s
The men taken from here are mainly
packers, miners and mountaineers, who
| are insured to all kinds of (hardships.
Their contracts specify that they shall
have sleeping-bags, rubber and canvas
clothing, tents and everything necessary
to give them as much comfort as pos
sible in the region to which they are
going. A provision in the contract of
many of them is that they shall be
outfitted for a year's prospecting on
shares. Some think the plans are chi
| merical, but those who are in charge of
the expedition are Alaskan pioneers,
! who thoroughly understand their busi-
I ness, and the financial backing is un
Starvation and Death Staring Many In
the Face at Dawion.
Victoria, Oct. 27. —Miners who came
down on the Farallon from Dyea, and
who left DiWßon City about 40 days
ago, say that the day before they left
Hansen, one of the managers of the
Alaska Commercial Company arrived
in a canone and told of the abandon
ment of the efforts to get food up the
river. Fully 400 miners at once made
preparations to start out over the trail,
but the citizens' committee refused to
allow them sufficient provisions 'for
the journey, so, save those who had al
ready started, all will have to remain
and share in the privations at Dawson.
Charles Fries, of Tacoma, who came
out with Bert Woods and Archie
Burns, says that besides the famine, a
mysterious disease has broken out
which is carrying off five men daily.
Twenty-four hours after the victim is
attacked he turns black from the waist
to the throat and in two days, in a ma
jority of cases, is dead.
On the way over the Dalton trail,
which in many places runs along the
Yukon's bank, Fries' party met many
boats bound down. He estimated that
about 300 boats are going down the
river with from four to seven men each.
The Fries party was the last to leave
Dawson. At Five Finger rapids they
fell in with the party headed by Kay
Stuart, of New York, which left five
days before, and caught up with the
party made up of John Fry, F. L. and
J. Trippe and C. Holden, of New
York, with an Indian guide. The
party ran short of food and for four
days none had any food save an owl
which they shot and some soup made j
from a rawhide strap which they were
using in packing their goods.
The Farallon brought down about
$20,000 in gold.
The Alaska Boundary.
Washington, Oct. 27.—1t is believed
here that, in view of the great promi
nence Alaska has achieved, owing to
the recent gold discoveries, and the im
portance of definitely fixing the bound
ary line between our territory and that
of the Dominion of Canada, the senate,
when it assembles in December, will
take early action on the treaty pending
between Great Britain and the United
States and marking off the 141 st merid
ian. This treaty was sent to the sen
ate almost two years ago.
The work of adjusting the differ
ences between the countries regarding
the southeastern line has been in prog- j
ress for two years. In 1893, each gov- j
ernment appointed a commission to
survey the territory through which this
line runs, and each made the geograph
ical maps of the country, which were
submitted to the government Decem
ber 31, 1895. These commissioners,
however, had no power to propose a
settlement. Their work was confined
strictly to furnishing information upon
which subsequent negotiations could
The Forte's Demand Ignored.
The porte has demanded the recall of
two American missionaries from the
province of Aleppo, on the pretext that
their mission for the distribution of re
lief is likely to cause disturbances. The
United States legation has ignored the
On* Method of Pa*lfleatlo».
Washington, Oct. 27.—1n bit last
•weekly report to Surgeon-General Wy
man, Sanitary Inspector Brnnner, of
the marine hospital service, reports
seven deaths from starvation is Hav
ana, for the week ended October 7, and
22 for the week ended October 14. He
also reports rapid increase in intestinal
diseases, due to contracted food supply,
and estimates that two-Hfthi of the
total deaths of the city are due to this
Evidence of Steady Growth
and Enterprise.
From All the Cities and Towns of
. the Thriving Sister States
, —Washington.
The Lincoln county tax levy has beta
fixed at 16 mills.
Thurston county will build a steel
bridge with 200-foot span across the
Chehalis river, near Qrand Mound.
The shingle mill in Kelso, Cowlita
county, is cutting 170,000 shingled in
11 hours. This is at the rate of over
150,000 in 10 hours.
By a vote of 10 to 4, the Tacomaoity
council passed an ordinance making It
imperative for women to remove their
hats in places of public amusement.
Tea Inspector Palmer has rejected
200 oases of Japanese tea, recently
brought to Seattle on the Nippon Yu
ten liner, Kinshui Maru. The inspec
tor says the tea has apparently onoe
been used.
Fir blocks laid on Pacific avenue in
Tacoma two years ago have been taken
up during the paving of the street rail
way company. They are in excellent
state of preservation, and show no seri
ous wear.
A farmer of Yakima will this fall
sow a lot of the muoh-talked-of Ber-
muda grass, which is said to thrive on
dry hilly ground without irrigation. If
the test proves successful the grass will
be largely sown for sheep fodder.
Reports are current in Seattle that
there are agents of the Japanese and
British governments on Puget Sound
seeking information regarding coast
defense preparations which the United
States government is now making at
Marrowstone point and other Sound
The action of Great Britain in dis
criminating against convict-made sacks
will, it is said, mean that the farmers
of Washington will have to pay 10
cents for sacks. They have been pay
ing b}% cents a sack this year for the
penitentiary-made sack and last year
the price was 4 8-5 cents.
Tests made at the Washington state
agricultural college of beets grown on
irrigated lands in Yakima county un
der the system of experiments inaugur
ated by the Northern Pacific, show a
range of from 14 to 20) £ per cent of
sugar, with an average above 18 per
cent. These results are said to be very
During the past week grain has been
pouring in from the fields tQ the ware
houses and mills in Dayton, and they
are now nearly filled to overflowing.
Very little grain is being sold or ship
ped, the farmers desiring to hold for a
higher price. Mont of them want to
hold for 75 cents, but if that price is
reached again and the market has a
tendency to go still higher, they would
no doubt still continue to hold.
The bonus for the establishment of a
iteel plant at Port Angeles has been
finally raised. Various meetings have
been hed during the past two weeks to
diacuss plans for raising the remaining
$23,000 of the necessary $75,000, $52,
--000 having been previously subscribed.
At a final meeting held last week, ad
ditional subscriptions amounting to
$25,000 were anounced, leaving a sur
plus to $2,050. This renders the erec
tion of the plant a praotioal assurance.
A fishing crew caught between 800
and 1,000 herring in one night last
I week, in Yaquina bay.
A farmer of Malheur county, this
year sold 73,000 pounds of wool and 52
head of choice beef cattle.
Eighteen thousand dollars in gold
bullion was the output of the Bonanza
mine in Baker county last month.
The Ashland iron works are working
on a $1,500 order for pulleys, shafting,
etc., from the Siasons Lumber & Mer
! cantile Company.
Contractor Jacobson. wno is work
ing on the jetties on Coos bay and on
the Siualaw, has about 130 men em
ployed. He says his contracts will be
finished in two or three months.
There are no empty houses in Vale,
Malheur county. Several farmers have
been compelled to give up the idea of
living in town in order to send their
children to school, because of the lack
of houses.
The run of chinooks in Coos bay was
light last week, and silversides were
i scarce also. There has been a great im
provement, however, in the last few
; days, and boats on the lower bay are
; making good catches.
One day last week Hume's fishing
: ;rew at the month of Rogue river made
I » regular old-time catch of salmon,
raking in 3,750 at one haul of thfeseine.
There ie a large rnn of salmon coming
into Sixes river, in Curry county.
A fish eight or nine inches long and
somewhat resembling the Sound mack
erel is being caught along the water
front in Astoria. No one seems to
know just of what specie it is, but such
» fish was seen in these waters about
frre years ago.
Movement of the hop crop has not
yet started, except on sales contracted
before harvest, and neither buyers nor
i growers are able to say when it will.
A few sales are reported from Polk
county at 15 cents, and it is stated .m
good authority that 16H «•»*• h—
been offend in Satan f»r choice hops.
The price, generally offered, however,
is from IS to lt% cents. This, grow
ers are unwilling to take, and in some
instances, agents having failed to bay
at these figures, the orders have been

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