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GLUME II. RATHDRUM, IDAHO. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 19, 1900. NUMBER 23. inns io to pi ■ I I i i H TWO PROVISIONS MADE. ' t He Ko Sliding Scale—Scale to «tend lo Kent April—\% 111 ft£steu«l Irike Unless Accepted by Mine neralors. : aUI a j days convention, have deeded to ac-1 ,he HI percent net me ease of wages ed by the mine-owners providing they continue tiie payment ol tlie advance I next April and will abolish the sliil icdle. if tlie operators consider tlie u-ition unacceptable tlio miners are tig to arbitrate the questions at issue, r also decided to continue tlie strike | the operators agree to the conven J r.inton, l'a., Oct. l.i.—The antlira cual millers now mi strike, proposition. The resolution is as your committee, respectfully sub following preamble and résolu- 1 fur your consideration: | heie.ts, llie nnthiaeitc c, 1a! operators posted notices oll'eiiiig an udv.m e ol i I cent over w ! ages formerly paid and | ■ willingness to adjust ! signified tlieii Dices with their employes; bereits, They have failed to specify engtii of time this advance would h iu force, and have also failed to ill tiie sliding scale method of de ning wages, we would recommend: ml this convention accept an ad of 10 per cent providing tlie oper will continue its payment until April )!, and will abolish tlie sliding scale I I- Lehigh and Schuylkill regions, the ! of wages in the two last-named dis to remain stationary at 10 per cent the present basis price, and that impunies will agree lo adjust other iiees complained of w itii eouiinit f their own employes, mild this proposition lie unacceptable ■ operators, we recommend that the ut t. hi propose that all questions at la- submitted to a fair and impartial of arbitration. B would further recommend tli.it un lio eireumstanees whatever sliall Im- a n-iiniption of work ill any of allieries until the operators signify iiceeptam-e of llii» prop.i-itioii and re notified otliii.illy tli.it tlie .»Hike l-.l, and all return to work in a body i same d iy." ging by tlie unanimity uf tlie min i aecepling tlie y the determined stand taken by k-rators, it is generally believed that eontest between the strikers and lie-owners' is not unlikely. There neat enthusiasm in tiie convention tin- counter-proposition to the cjicr jvas carried, und three cheers were [ for President Mitchell. The reso I were drafted by a committee of 13 It ed at the morning session, of which klional president was chairman. resolutions above I falter. kesbarre, Pa., Oct. 15.—A canvass operators of the Wyoming valley shows there is considerable op m to granting the miners any concessions than those outlined » original offer, namely: 10 per ncrease without any conditions. ! Idividual operators especially are Kl to tieing themselves up to any Dent. One operator said the ou f the strike can be settled Is for Hkers to accept the 10 per cent It any provisions. ferlntendent Charles of the Le 5oal company said: ''Not much Pence can be placed on the men Tt comes to arbitration. This ►own in the case of Mr. Markte. k>red abitratlon, but at the behest [ Mitchell his miners repudiated Agreement with their employer, lemand of the strikers that the prs should agee to pay the In-jtke I wages for a fixed period is too j Pry, and the operators will hardly Ito It" lokin, Pa., Oct. 14._The terms ■ Scranton convention are not ac e to operators and represents t coal carrying companies In this nd Mount Carme. The Read-.age cials do not think the sliding 111 be abolished by the company 1 perators are averse to signing Net binding them to pay the 10 1 t increase until April. No or- 1 ive been received as yet from irters of any companies K superintendents to resume morrow. Miners say they will to work until officially advised sent Mitchell. 18 —The great w , e ant hracite mine-workers *> lvania, which began Septem ivT toda J r - w hen a elphia ft Readiig Coal and vm^ anr and th , e Kehl * h v » Ile y L ^"i« ,t SrWHl t0 abolish the s<ae in their respective reg.ons j grant an advance In wages of. lent neL the advance to remain ^tion until April 1, 1901. or j This action meets the de H the Scranton minors' conven „ , ..... «... 4A.11 Art Hoar. ersbnrg, Oct. 17,-The Russian ilte the views of the operators 1 pression here is that the strike ended this week. Thr HI* Strike Is Of. flelphla. Oct. i govenimcul jMTiniU it to know n I liiat its attitude in C hina will l** an in I fiedaiiig indt'j.eiid« n< e of the concert of the Kus>ia. it is explained, i* di< «*tta»h le.-* value juint action i MM, c lier interests have been fully Secured by tlie .Moreover, Russia i» not willing t low the irreconcilable policy of some of the i powers." The ' ' f ' tc *—iful campaign in Manrhurm. SIKH •fol : expectation, the publication adds, is that tlie Chinese government i» about to utiii/e all it* re->nureen of duplicity to keep tlie powers occupied with vain nt-gu dations and proposals anil tlie di.-patchingj <'f notes in order to gain time until the wintl . r> ( . oumin!r „„ lilP „ (>f nwte . ri . Vl , nt lllilit „^-rations and Washington, Oct. lli.- Confirmation has been received here of tlie execution on July -6 of C'hang-Yeii-Hoon, tlie former minis ter to tlie United States. Chang was a loyal adherent of tlie emperor and a latter's refoim move allow China (•■ prepare her le-oun-e» foi a spring iMiiipaigii. i:\eeiiOoii of (Ttun*-Yt-n-llo«u, arm planted the emperor two years ago tie "as lunislied to Nehradmi, but, through the intervention of the American und British f the supporter W lien the etnpie.ss dowager sup merits. ministers, his punishment was cummiitd to haiiisliinenl in tin- distant province of Kashguria. It now tijipcars that tlie empress dowager, taking advan tage of the late reign of terror at Pekin and knowing Chang's influence with tlie emperor, ordered his execution by decapi tation. Chang was considered by those familiar with Chinese afiairs a» one of tlie ablest emperors of-Russia and Germany, lie was pre-eminently ihn ninst liberal and en men in China, lb- had been decorated by tiie queen of Great Britain and by the lightened of Chinese statesmen, and Imd lii- life been spared until tlie occupation of l'ekin bv tlie allies, lie doubtle.-s would have been recalled and taken an active part in tlie pending negotiations and fu ture government of China. I-'oruot I» Put Out Signais. I hicago, Oct. 17.- Two men were killed and one fatally injured by tin- derailment of a freigilt train on the Chicago A Alton nt latwndale, near here, Tuesday. Tlie dead are Charles Kabul, engineer, and T. Wilson, fireman. I!. F. Mrimple, brake mail, was fatally injured. Tlie victims were all residents of l'dooin ingtoii. 111. The wreck was caused by tlie removal of a rail by a section gang mak ing repairs, any danger signals. It is said they failed t post Youtm-r In l*nral> »eil. Georgetown, Oet. 15.—-While tlie Yout sey trial was continued today until Mon day there seems little chance that it be resumed then. If the prisoner is in as serious condition as most people believe, he will still be in a stupor for many days. If, us tlie prosecution now contends, he is shamming, then of course lie will still be the same Monday, and will so continue until too late to resume the trial. It seems practically certain that Youtsey is in an extremely serious condition, and may never recover. ill ..... . ... . . ... " »;h.ngton, <* • 13.--M.mst er M u was <>f *StH*retdiy Hay s eallrrs. 11<* had no '' !,r a, * v ' <-es ' kina, but came to learn l ;"' toul ' < ' *kis giuermneiil on the l ' l '' ,,ch ,l< ' c-.pn—.- I coiiakI appreln-n-iim ovei tin- pi es» np.ir.s | lmt a , " > " c «nilitary expeiiition was inov Pan-ting fu. He looks upon fliis il " '"kely to cause serious complications and 1 renew,.J of agitation among the Chinese. In-jtke trying hill ei fa ml tlie «tarter. Jti-w CumiiltcRtiima Arise. F.lhelbrrt Won. New York. Get. 15.— Kthells-rt. the gal lant son of Eut hen Maori, won the Muni «-ip.il Handicap at Morris pirk, a head lie fi re Imp, the greatest mare of tlie age, in tlie record time of 2:58 1-2. The race' was at one mile and three-quarters, over >ur-e. and five tiorsi-» A Miner at Halle Killed. Butte, Mont, Oct. 15.—Dan Buckley He wa- on the skip beneath the cage, cleaning the wall piates, and K ot h* s head caught between the tim-' hers and the cage. His bead was crushed to a pulp. He was 32 years of and unmarried. - - ffcsrle» Fargo nmd. Chicago. <M. 14.—Chari«*« Fargo, «ce n nd vice president of the American Kx-. pre«« company and an okl resident of * hicago, died here tislay. In-_ Had to Make aa A»tgam«at. v-»w- York im 14-Gi-orgc \ Him .„l.,. « L rV ,' H T '| or co.unoeing .• , () , J, d T : vl ' ,],^| rra i n investment securities stock* and ts-nJ« mvestment «mmtie, * ami t»mu. ma< f e * n alignment without pr feren -es. - Believed ta Be Marderer. Philipsbiirg. Mont.. Oct. 16.—Mi«« Amanda Fairman. a prominent young lady here, was found dead in her room, having been shot with * shotgun. A shotgun was lying on the table. The suicide theory is dum-d and it U believed she was murdered, I- Chinese labor unions are said to exist j n New York, Chicago. San Francisco and principal cities along the Pacific Coast. In the midst of the class strug ffle the "heathen" Chinee has realized that through organl«tion he 1. able to resist cpiUlisUc oppre«ton. was instantly killed at the Diamond mine. n MISCELLANEOUS NEWS ITEMS A He.lew I'roiu tbe States of Waab Ingloa, Idaho, Montaua oad Ore Week lion—Sews of the Hotted Down. 1'nsl to a WiimSGTOI. Everett will have fr January 1. Seattle has been Treated a first-class frte-delivery postofflee. Thurston county commissioners have made a total levy of 8.6 mills. Cars are still a scarce article on the Great Northern for grain shipment. Spokane won a golf game last week with the B. C. players, forty-seven up. The exposition at Spokane was a grand success, both financially and In attendance. The school of pharmacy at the Wash ington Agricultural college is crowded with students. mail delivery The wheat raised in Adams county in tiic year J 1*00 if sold at tlie present ' prices would give a per capita of $200 j The large bear which has been caus-j lng the farmers in the vicinity of Sum ner much annoyance for some time hat* | I The Tacoma park commissioners ; have decided to build in Point Defiance I park a conservatory modeled after ; those In eastern parks. j The case of tlie state against Max j Kartcr, accused of manslaughter in the : case of the death of Abner Yates Crow-1 been killed. ell. at Spokane, has been dismissed. Th« Seattle Manufacturers' associa- j tion has decided to hold an exposition shortly after New Year's, made up of the products of factories in that eitv. The Kdwall creamery plant was des troyed by fir« a few days ago. entailing a loss of several hundred dollnrs on the of owners. The creamery will tie rebuilt Immediately. The monthly crop report issued by the department of agriculture shows that tlie estimated average yield of hops in pounds per acre is 1360 in Washington. In trying to save a shovel from a Northern Pacific train recently at Spo kane Michael Schultz a section hand, was struck and received injuries from which he died. The Goldendale Journal announces the death of Oreenhury Phillips, aged 97 years. He was a native of Nortli Carolina and settled in Klickitat coun ty 30 years ago. The state fair commission lias sub mlted a report of the business of the fair for 1900 to the people who con tributed to its maintenance. There was a small deficit. Gross carelessness on the part of carmen on the Jackson street line In Seattle resulted In an accident which providentially escaped being attended with fatal consequences. Dr. John Boswell, a pioneer Metho dist preacher, physician and one of the founders of the Willamette Medical College at Salem, Oregon, died last week in Colfax, aged 90. as is be It is Seattle last week, department made a quirk run and suc rw , ( j,.,] | TI saving the building with but lltt ] p )oRg Tho wrre damaged j to t he amount of $290.000. I q- hp ,, rlln# season is in full blast In tho Palouse country and dryers and | , evaporators are running dav and night, A big fire occurred in the Eastbrook The fire curing the biggest erop of prunes ever grown In tliat country, and one that will bring tf the country a large ' amount of money. C. E. Gholson's fruit dryer, located I i eight miles west of M'alla Walla, to-! gether with a large quantity of this sea son's fruit, was destroyed by fire re c-ently. A defw-tive flue was the cause, The loss is $3,000 with $2,000 Insur Mr. Gholson will rebuild. a nee. UHlcrioK. Baker City is to have an artificial Ice plant. The shortage In six-room cottage» amounts to a panic In Portland. The English partridges recently or dered from England by Albany sports of men are expected to arrive in Novem her. I The Woman's club of Portland has ; an enrollment of nearly 200. ; J. W. Ingle of Corvallis, with a dried prune pro«luct of 8,000 pounds of Ital of Ians, has declined an offer of 5V4 cents per pound for 30s and 40s, and Vt of a cent for each smaller grade. The property valuations in Clatsop ronnt ? Bhow an Increase of $112.976 over 1an year P r, u<' , P a '>. v from timber n ,an ds that have been deesled during the Past 12 months. The gross value of a) , propPrtjr the county is $$2,822, ^ with $136.003 exempted. j Mrs. Minnie Crockett haa been Indict 'ed by the grand Jury at Pendleton on a' charge of murdering her husband. The indictment is In the first degree, and reads that Minnie Crockett on Oct. 2, J9 (m, in the county of Umatilla, with is deliberate and premeditated malice, killed James M. Crockett, shooting him with a pistol , A new Industry baa been in Gresham as the result of the build log of siloe. It Is the cutting of green corn fodder to fill them with, which Is being done by a fully equipped steam to outfit tbU travel, from place to place j and curt about 40 ton. of ensilage daily. There are now six silos in that neighborhood, and more will be put up. The cutting industry will be as import year or two. | as about the same number of h<uids are employed In one as In the other. The corn Is hauled direct from the fields to the silos, the work requiring five teams '. and ten men, all told. ant there as threshin™ iu a 111 AltO. The enrollment at the university is cow 210. During tlie ypar ending June 30,1 2.'.,113 acres of land In Idaho were pat- 1 ented to the Northern Pacific railroad William II. Ridenbaugh and A. ltossl John I^arson lias been appointed post- j master at Hope. The first snow storm of the season j The district court at l>>wt»ton has of adjourned until November 24. The Idaho Industrial school at Wei- 1 ser will open for scholars on the 23rd. I visited De I-amar last week. Walla Walla's band has been engag- ' ed to furnish muaic for the Lewiston fair next week. i | The Idaho National bank has been organized at lywiston with a capital stoek of $25.000. ' of Hot»-«* have been arrested on a charge j of illegally cutting timber from the public domain, | of Blaine county and one of Idaho's I pioneers, dropped dead at Ills ranch ; near Soldier, Saturday. | I The business of the first week of ; October at the United States assay of j fire in Boise was the heaviest of the j year, footing tip to $90,914 41. | : The United States district court, which meets at Moscow Novemlier 7. will tie a session of considerable im | I t Dennis Darcy, an old-time resident j portance, ns some big mining case» are to lie heard, As a result, of careless handling of giant powder In W. H. Mead's camp on ' Granite creek, the men and Mr. Mead narrowly escaped death from an oxplo sion, recently. The star mail service from Jiiilnetta to Nez I'erce has been changed so as to begin at Ignore, theretiy omitting Ju liaetta and decreasing the route nine! and a half mites. Flre destroyed the livery barn and store rooms of Henry Scott at De La mar last week, entailing a loss of $1.500 on bnrn and contents, with 1 , small insurance. A new trail has been opened from! Dent, on the nortli fork of the Clear j water, Oron.,0 thus making Oroflno the , supply point for the Swamp creek and . , nurnt creek mining districts. . ... Ole Olson, a Swede farmer, wh le ., : snaking limbs down the mounta n ,, , . . , , side, near Blaine, became entangled in . ", the brush and It is supposed was drag ... , .. , . , ged to death by the horse he was using. The roof of the capital building at j Helena Is completed. | The cooks and waiters of Helena are ; about to organize a union. Sam Fuller, aged 26, of Butte, lost ; his life In the Little Joe mine last week by a eavein. 1-ady conductors ran 12 street cars, In Butte all one day. officered by ladies. who worked for charity s sake. Bids will be opened In Washington Novemlier 5 for tlie construction of the basement of tho public building of Helena. proa taka. j Walter Collins has been elected pn-s I Ident and I»wol! King secretary of tlie nthlettc association of tho Montana | State college at Bozeman. I t I j The United State» land office nf H<T ena disposed of 166,671 acres of govern ment land during the quarter ended ' September 30. Tlie receipt* of the I office amotintisl to $41.146 15. Alderman S. C. Reynolds of Billings has accepted an invitation to Join the party of the Imperial potentate of the Mystic Shriners on a trip to Honolulu,! which leaves Chicago March 1. | L. J. Schram, a Montana Central hrakeman, residing In Great Falls, fell from the top of a freight train near Big Sandy last week and was kill*-d. No one knows how th ; accident oca ur-.'" red. He was a single man. | A case of smallpox was discovered In Missoula last week on what Is known as the levee, no district adjac p nt to the Northern Pacific station. The man. Henry I^uz. came to Mis- 1 soula three weeks ago from Butte. ! Thomas Hogan and Harry Hffilup are ^ victims of an explosion which occurred recently at a mine n«*r Melrose, on the Oregon Short Line railroad. Both are »Ingle men They were blown high in *he air. The blaet went off prema jturely. ^ Frank Warner, who lg we]| known as an old timer and pro»pe r ous rancher »»»out Stevensville, has returned to the ® i,u *r Root valley, from where he has for the past two year* In »°uth America, Cuba and over the j United States, and haa decided to again ««Hie down a' Sister Batiste, a teacher In a Catho ,lc academy for boys in Helena, was accidentally killed recently by the dis rharge of an old mtrsket placed on the table by a small boy pupil. She wa* 23 years old. and came to Montana three y p *rs ago from l«eavenworth. Kansas, , Her family name was Flynn developed- Kll leg by a Trawttea Car. Pittsburg, Oet. 15.—I.me. L Ran kin. prominent in the American Tin Hate company, in.Untly killed bv" Mon ongahdi traction „/ whü« rid?ng h"s horse .long Forbes «venu«. * | him mis urn '. IS REGARDED AS CERTAIN ! ' I ! rriiiic t iling .m.l Kul l.i Hung t imng I'ke Kdlet Ordering I'uMishiurnl <*f High UfHelals Only a »bam—Hone lo Slop Ad.aae opioenls Arise. -Important llevel IVkin, Oct. lx. It is regarded as err eiiiet« onlering otliciaIs were in- idea tain that »II tlie imperial the punishment ol high folgeit and W of pu-vctuiiig all advamv« mi I'uu ting fu duty Unit authenticity. •Hem till will ele Count von \\ a lilt-1 m c is cxjHvtfil tu ai rive here October 17. Small marauding bunds have lieeome troublesome iu tlie vicinity of tlie summer palace and a punitive expedition I» iieiug organized to proeeed against them, Kuiprrar la UralrlHl. W ishlligloll, t tel Is called upon llu- pie id. ni W ednesday iiu-in trig. 1 poll leaving the While house the -.Mini-let W iuno-ici »aid Itiat Iu- had onveyed to it . ,l Mates during the Chinese trouble«. cmpcioi lu. Ii. ietufoie .. ni llianks to tin- c/.ir of Russia and tin- e p' lor of Japan fm tiie emii-e then g. ci muent» I" tiie pie-idcnl i. along the ..une lim«. The inini-ter al-u In,night a di.pai.li from Miangli.ii from the -outItem viceroy »t iling leached lung Kuan only a fc new capil tl, mi the I till in-l | Hefei ring to tlie icp.ni limn Pekin that •—age fi.no tlie eiiqieior of t hiti.t thanking i'i<-»idrut .McKinley (<n the cmi»i.l«rutimi shown liv lin I lliI is I The ol in —-age. led .111,1 the III«'« that in Niunfii, the e» II the'edict tor tin- pnm-uiuciii ( ,| ' Uim«-»r ..Ibcial- Im.l been l-.ig.-d, Mini-i. r \\ and -hoitld . ci „to ll( a»ccilain In- idinlil •I Mill -lli. I »II- ll .1 »tm V .. II. h 11 v<- n>> hl I »»ne il f.ik- -I -fa I- of in -ml.l I..- v • ch.nuclei . lie an-1 lie ni !.. inly would !»• Ih-Iic.iiIisI. The ilv ices r . t veil by Mr. Mil give no imlic.it i.iii of a purpose on the put ■ ll( | 1 , j , m . . . ,, , . , 1 . . Kll ... , ... , r , on her nun account, hut through tl.de l . , . , : of her death on Omen Victoria, , , ,, , , , , , . . . . of lid ».,11. fill- duke of Mllllmrgli. and lid ,. , . is.ii-iii. tin- iluchc»» of leek, mid tin- 1er ., . ,, ,, .. ,, ,, , . , Ill'll- lic.itli loll III Soulli Africa have tried tin' i--y.il family to IVkiii. al relui to 111 o 11 g I t lien- I- IC.I-OII Ih-Ii.-m- t liai tu inue lo Ik- inade I leliirn tu in-l. Hie I» eoll lln capital. -IIIJM-I III' to <(neen l.rrnlli tt irrli-ü. Tin- critical roiulilion of t Iu I tow .Igcl tlie qiii-en solely. Allot her family los», it i. feared, might wrench to the In caking point tin- wonderful fortitude of Great j Itritain'» ruler, it i» »aid sin- i» »heady | milch upset and «t rough de»irons h ; | M ,|.j,|e ,,f her eldest daughter. It.d tiie queen's physic mil« are endeavoring to ; dmmiude her. ». » . ... , 7 _.... . ' , . .. " K Hi« Fire In l inla lllca. w ii il l] llica. S.ilur late ili-patrlies riseivej entile hliailie-H m-c lire I Jay, arinriliiig ti de»t roved tin t ion nf I lie city and ruiiM-d a property loss h er Among the heaviest f .wy.IMNI.INNt or siiH'ireis from the fin en- tin- Port Li iiiiiii hank, lau-!i- Itrotliei«. .uni several holels. the I Tilled Chi Fruit eouipanv inerilnints were also heavy losers, •reial interests of the city have iicsi I The is j ts i n i el y large. HrHIsli Won n Vtclorg, Laidon, im 17 Is,i-l Rolatts reports f i 1 -in I'nti-ri.i, under date of (Motsi 15, » follows: 11 •' « ■**•' ** »l«il«-d fumi M.iehadodorp lo war '*" Heidelhi-ig to clear a part of tlie | country not yet visited hy our lnsips. '.Mahon, eouiiiiaiiding the iiiountFil '"'"I"- »un «-«-fully engaged tin- enemy on <M< 'l«-r )-'t. but our lo-n--« were sivcie, ,lin ' < ' , ' ,I ' ,, i- and eight men L-ing killnl , ' 1 1 "•h'«-i« and 2-> men woundi-d. | "Tr*-in-h iMx-upinl <siroliuu yesterday, ''apiuiing a convoy dining In« march." Rotwrls also rejsirls a niitiils-r of i n, ' , "' r ***at tin- tOs-rs aie ,l ' 11 a ' l ' v *' °*' ,r a field. 1 ~ ( ~ ' ! The »■ Csnniuin. ^ M ashingti-ri, Oct. 15. 1 lie subtnarinr host Hulland was placed in comiiiioMon ' Saturday. Che is to tie »u-nt to the naval j academy at Annapolis «i that the cadetst»f n,a y l«erome thoroug'ily familiar with this| m '«hrn wea|«m of warfare. j **"•• «* Aaggiie*. Washington, Oct. 13. I he ex.« )r uti..n 1 »nd transit of ammunition and gunpuw : der from and through the Netherlands has beea prohibited temporarily, aenurding ' U« s disr«sUd> to the state department from United States Minister nL.-II at The* Hague. ' — __ Twn Killed. Kiaht lajared. Detroit, Mich , Oct 17 \n exnh*ion of rilW- . r j n the ba-« „„ n of^" a f„, lr story building in J.-ffcr-n avenue I occupied'bv tlie Mitchell „■ <• r i ' '' , "i l - ,,, . T - iarnite.1, manufacturer* of aoc^, resold Ilf iniurLlhTJrJmÀ"? 1T' T" w K 1 ^ ' f '"' r of wl,om -__ Over 1000 tobacco worker .« m ,x .... w^t T.m^F^aonl^onnTof Tf thf empiorlnTThri non | unloa PT ' * h ™* Trade Report. R. G. Dan ft Co.'s Weekly Review of Trado for last week aaya: Moro seasonable weather has had an i,nportant Influence throughout the country, but the coal strike continued as a restraining factor In business. As speculation everywhere Is on a small acale, the effect la minimised. Lower prices recently for some Iron products have been without disturbing force, and the firm market for print cloths and strong quotations for lumber, show that in some directions In the great in dustries a small Increase in demand ia capable of raising prices. The sltua tion still promise a recovery when poli tics and the strike are settlod. Dlstrl button of merchandise at the west la still active. The working force is In creasing steadily, and In railroad and manufacturing circles in the middle west scarcity of labor Is causing un easiness. Fear of tight money has made aomo men hesitate, but higher rates result flout the activity of the movement of cotton at high prices tv the south. At the moment the move ment of gold from Kuropo has tended to releve the tension in New York, and gold is si ill coming lu front Australis. Fig iron production bus been further reduced, according to the Iron Age. On October 1 the weekly capuelly of fur naces lu blast was 223,169 tons, against 231,778 September 1 and 296,376 June 1. Stocks at furnaces continue to accumu late, gaining 30,84 1 tons In September. A gratifying feature is the evidence Hint supplies iu consumers' hands are low. quotations of iron products are steady, and foreign buying continues, two coniiads of Importance being plac ed I'lpe makers are buying quantities of pig iron, while car und ship-builders are also urgent bidders fur material. Much disappointment was apparent among cotton traders when the official crop report appeared, for the anticipa tion of a gloomy report had put the price up to 11 cents, ment Indicated a point Improvement In Texas in September prleea dropped sharply. Wheal also declined without the aid of a government report, conditions are generally satisfactory, and foreign crop news cheerful, lande exports In two weeks amounted (o 4,801.701 bushels, against 6,177,149 When the stato Domestic At bushels last year. Shipments or boots und shoes from Boston ut the rule or 88,415 ruses week ly mean tin* most active business since April and exceed the heavy forwartl I in provenant Is lugs of last year, general, with orders from alt parts of the country and frequent requests for immediate shipments, shat lng In tlie increased activity at th* chops, and the average price of hidea nl Chicago advanced '« per cent. Sales of wool at the three chief east leather la ern markets steadily Increased, reach ing 3,947,000 pounds, against 3,417,265 tho preceding week. »peculation as a year ago, but tbe sales go Into the mills Immediately, are not affected by figures at tbe Lon don ualea, which bad been discounted. Failures for the week were 222 In the United States, against 194 last year, and 23 in Canada, against 27 last year. There is no such Prices As ta I hine» Arlillrsllas, M'a«liinglon, Oil. 13.—-The Russian siigge»liuii that the international court of ji Ini ration of the llugiie Is- given ju »1--I ut ii in over divergi-iiiies of views aris ing on tlie question nl Chinese uidem utmiitted to Niretary Hay I.V M. De Wollant. the Rus.ian charge in Washington, in a note on October 3. Jt ciied the adherence of the Aineri iuii, I'renili amt Russian governments, tim« giring tlie suggestion the approval uf three of the foremost powern, und strong iisMtiruuce o its general adojition. M. IX) W ollant s note has not yet been made public, ll can be suited, however, tlist it wan tlie lesult of extended ex i hange» t« t wren tlie French and Ruswian gi'vertmienls nlalne to the »ix pro|Ms«ila in tlie TT•-lull note. It expressed approval of the various pr-i|»m.il» and tlii-n added Hie lu-w suggestion relative to giving tlie Hague tribunal jurisdiction uf indemnity in ca»« there should be divergence of view ». lulus was Im. n pu-»« too atrongly tin- irritation of tlie British foreign olllix- over the lat«s«t de veloj.fnrnts in the Chineee situation and iis hiqs-lessiiess of any settlement being ' arrived at in tlie near future ex«-enls if j any thing which, to quote an official, i« the extra ordinary and unreawmahle publicity given |diplomatic communicatum» even Iwfure j they are officially known to the other jiowcrs. 1 America, according to tho vi«*w taken : the official, wl,.«- opinion may be pre lu he Lord Kaliat.ury's, is among ' the «ffmJer« in this reap»*t. "How," con M'""« 1 th * informant of the A~ooated ,Wl . "«» »« be expe«-t.-d to arrive at conclusions when the Uhin.-se are given the opportunity of knowing every step in the negotiations, which in themselv«« • r *' *" intricate a* the world has seen. The advantage which thia unpmedented pub I bas given the ( hinese cun not be overestimated, I t in Ô . l,U>n ' *f* ho ' °^' 13—The U*sh mgton Agriculture! college eleven woa tha cî^° n, | the Lewwto " A . t1 ^ n Saturday on a «or. o II \ T 5 $2^3* * *** Hive JSewa Too Suns. I/ond'in, (x t. 15. No words can ex it« irriüâtitin, the chi»*f