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WESE LARGE BOER FORCE.
Kitchener Reporta the Capture of Three of lila Officera und Sixty Five Men Near Ud) hrnml-Steyn. Dewet und B<itha lla\e Kaeh X'oti fed the Britlah Commander of Their Intention to Keep Flfrlatlaa. London. Aug. 27.—A) dispatch from Lord Kitchener, dated from Pretoria, ■ays: "Three officers and 05 men, who were Bent north of Ladÿbranil (Orange River Colony), on the right of Eliot's columns, were surrounded on unfavorable grounds and captured by a superior force August 22. One man was killed and four were wounded. The prisoners were released. Am holding an inquiry. ''Have received a long letter from fSteyn containing an argumentative state ment of the Boer cause, and saying he will continue to fight; also a short letter from Dewet to the same effect. "Botha writes acknowledging the re ceipt of my proclamation, and protesting ■gainst it, and stating that the Boers in tend to go on fighting. On the other hand, the surrenders lately have increased considerably." Lord Kitchener says: "Since August 19 32 Boers have been killed, 139 made pris oners and 185 have surrendered, including Kruger, a nephew of the ex-president. The columns are meeting with no appreciative opposition in Cape Colony. Many bands are in hiding and avoiding our columns with some success, General Beason alone having been in contact with the com mana of Scherer, whom he is driving north." LATE NEW8 ITEMS. An American engineer, Mr. West, rep resenting Senator W. A. Clark of Mon tana, has left Keiff, accompanying the managers of the Voskresnsky Copper company on a tour of inspection of the Kurghiz mines. By an explosion in the El Royal shaft at Helvetia mining camp, near Tucson, Ariz., a miner named McLaughlin 'was Mown to atoms, and King, another miner, had the back of his head blown off, but lived to tell the story of the accident. At Columbia, SL C., an accident at the new bridge which the Southern railroad is constructing at Congaree river caused the death of four men. One other was fatally and two more seriously injured. The fell ing of the steel girders, about seven feet, long, weighing 14 tons each, caused the accident. John Andrews of Red Lodge, Mont., was shot- and instantly- killed recently just across the Wyoming line from that place by the heedless act of John Romersa, who mistook him for a bear and sent a bullet through his heart at short range. Romersa is insane as a result of his fearful mis take and is being guarded. The steamer St. Paul has ar rived in San Francisco, Cal., from Nome via St. Michael with $1,500, 000 in gold dust. She brings information that Judge Wickersham will not hold court at Nome during the temporary ab sence of Judge Noyes and that cases now pending are to be tried at Unalaska. Five hundred operatives at the Olympia, Cranby, Richland and Capital City (South Carolina) cotton mills, who refused to make up the time that will be lost on Labor day by.working six hours overtime last Saturday, were denied admission to the mills and wsre notified of their sus pension for a week. The operatives fell in line and paraded through the village with much cheering. At Beaumont, Tex., two men are dead and one of the largest oil gushers in the world is going absolutely wild, utterly defying the mechanical skill of man to atop it. The famous oil field presents the possibility of one of the direst calami- ties which ever visited Tex^s, should fire join forces with the gusher. The gusher is spilling itself on the prairies and flood- ing the country with oil. -It is asserted that work will be resumed at Le Roi mine at onee. Albert Geiser, a well known contractor and mine operator of Baker City, arrived in Rossland recently to get work under way. He has obtain ed an important contract from the Le Roi company and comes prepared to fulfill his contract. Mr. Geiser said lie expect«! to enter on his contract at onee. He hopes to obtain a full crew in Russland at an early date, if not immediately, as a large number of miners who left after last pay day are expected to return on learning of the resumption. Mr. Geiser says' that wages and hours wfcl be: Machine men, $3 .50. eight hours: shovelers and unskilled labor underground, $2.50, eight hours; common laborers, surface, $2.50; carpen ters, $3.50, nine hours; machine black smiths, $4, 10 hours; engineers, $3.50 and $4, eight and 10 hours. Mr. Geiser has opened an office at the corner of Spokane street and Third avenue. The wages of fered are similar to those paid before the present strike. a Hoyt Is Champion Golfer. Chicago, Aug. 20.—Phelps B. Hoyt of the Glenview club, and one of the vet eran players of the west, won the west ern amateur golf championship at Mid lothian by defeating Bruce D. Smith of the Ontwentsia dub in the finals of the Western Golf association tournament by « score of six up and five to play. ed SMUGGLING OF CHINESE. Hns Been Goins On by- Wholesale Plan In Mexico. Washington, Aug. 25.—Probably the most important arrests In connection with the smuggling of Chinese across the Mexican border into the United States were made recently In Arizona. wh»n William A. Hoey, collector of customs at Nogales; B. F. Jossey, an Immigration Inspector; Frank Howse, a Chinaman living In Nogales, and another Chinaman living at Clifton, Mexico, just across the border from Nogales, were t^ken Into custody by special agents of the treasury and secret service operatives. Other ar rests are expected to follow within day or two. It is said that with two or three exceptions the whole cus toms and immigration administrations at Nogales are Involved. Some time ago an official of the treasury department, having Nogales as his headquarters, wrote to the de partment that he had reason to be lieve that the official force at that point was corrupt and that Chinese in large numbers were being smuggled across the border for a consideration. A secret service operative was sent there at once and plans laid to secure evidence against the persons under suspicion. Several Chinamen were furnished with money and sent on to buy their way through the official cor don. This waB accomplished without difficulty, the price demanded being from $50 to $200. The secret service men also ranged with one or two employes, whose honesty had been tested, to go into the collector's office at a certain time and demand a share of the money being received from the Chinaman qnd to be admitted Into the combination so that they might get their share of the proceeds of future deals. This was reluctantly agreed to and con siderable sums of money were handed over In the presence and full hearing of a secret service man, who had pre viously secreted himself in a nearby office closet. The officials soon found that China men who presented a certificate mark ed with the letter "A" were allowed to proceed without question, while those having certificates that did not bear this cabalistic mark were turned back without ceremony. Later on it was developed that tbe amount de manded bad been paid. Several China men were sent through with the requi site "A" mark on their certificates made by one of the secret service men. The utmost - care and secrecy was maintained from the first to secure positive proof against each man under suspicion. A special United States at torney will be detailed to prosecute the persons arrested. Hoey was ap pointed collector about a »year and a half ago. His home is in Munde. Jossey is from the state of Washing ton. The number of Chinamen who have bought their way into the United States through the alleged connivance of the Nogales officials Is believed to be large. A special agent has been ordered to Nogales to take charge of the office, if he finds It necessary. A Fight Likely. Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 20.—'Details reached this city of an attempt to drive the negroes from work on the property of the Elk Valley Mining company, 10 miles from Jellico. The company is building a branch road from the Southern railway to its mines, having imported negroes for the work. The natives objected and by a prearranged plan tried to drive them out. A party of white men went to the negro camp last night and ordered them to leave. A shooting affray resulted. The dead body of James Hatfield, white, was found with a bullet hole through his head. Winfield Hatfield, a brother of Janies Hat field, was also shot. The property is now being guarded by deputy sheriffs. Hla Just Dm. Eureka Springs, Ark., Aug. 20.—James Kiser, ex-policeman, was shot to death by Dr. L. D. Fuller, a resident physician. While Dr. Fuller was drawing water from Calef fountain on Main street he was as saulted by Kiser, who felled him by a blow from behind, and then using his heel. Kiser mangled the face of the prostrate man in a horrible manner. The latter re gained his feet and shot and killed Kiser. Dr. Fuller is perhaps fatally hurt. Dr. Fuller had refused Kiser's claim for $2.50 for services as special policeman, and Kiser had sworn revenge. Met a Speedy Death. Walla Walla, Wash., Aug. 20.—Crushed under the heavy wheels of a wheat wagon, L. E. Erickson met speedy death in west ern Whitman county. The accident oc curred across the Snake river, on A. J. Puffer's ranch. Swede Committed Suicide. Davenport, Wash., Aug. 25.—San Ander son, a Swede who resides near Rocklyn, was recently found ill and in great agony from poison administered by his own hand. "K Id" West Has Bern Pardoned. Olympia, Wash., Aug. 20.—Governor Rogers has pardoned "Kid" West. West was convicted in King county of attempt ed burglary. $6 of ELKS' JUBILEE AT SPOKANE. The arrangements for the Elks' Jubi lee to be held in Spokane beginning September 10, are fast Decoming com pleted. Already features in the enter tainment line have been secured by the management which assure the success of the undertaking. Excellent attrac tions for the German village and for the main tent, to be put on In conjunc tion with the Royal Italian band, have been secured. This midway will include an Oriental theater, a Chinese theater, and a num ber of Illusions, Victorellas and Traviola. Victorel las is among the most celebrated hori zontal bar performers in this country. He has many new and wonderful feats on the bar, with which he-will enter tain the Spokane audiences. Traviola Is a premier juggler. He Is said to juggle everything from a piece of whiting paper to a barrel of flour, and his work is said to be of the high est excellence. Bim, Boom and Burr, is a grotesque English musical trio. The club swinging team which per formed at last year's fruit fair, and which made a hit here, will hold forth this year in the main tent Zoarro, performer on the globe and spiral. Thlp performance Is said to be one of the greatest in the country and to Introduce features in his line never before seen here. Also the great Sldo mia, slack wire artist, and Madam Schell and her troupe of three perform ing lions. REPORT Oil TRADB. Bradstreet's report on trade for last week says: Evidence multiplies that the tide of trade has turned and that it Is now setting strongly in the direction of an enlarged business at steady or high er prices. Crop improvement, partic ularly in the central west and the Mts slppl valley, have been the mainspring of the more cheerful tone of advices and enlarged fall trade operations. Even from the so-called drouth-strick en corn belt come advices of a quits satisfactory -business, in some Instanc es reports being of a larger jobbing trade than in the corresponding period a year ago. At the great eastern cen ters distribution is going forward in as good, if not better volume, than a year ago. Prices, except for some irregu larity in the cereals, have been gener ally quite steady. Wheat was weak early on increased supplies afloat, en larged receipts at the northwest and the market conditions favoring a de cline, but strengthened later on con tinued poor crop-reports from abroad, fairly large clearances, although not equal to the previous week and gener al confidence In present or better prices being maintained. Corn has sympa thized largely with wheat, though weakening on its own account on bet ter crop advices from the states east of the Mississippi, where timely rains have fallen. Net changes for the week are slight. Some hog products, par ticularly lard, have sympathised with the strength of corn. Iron and steel show little change, accessions to the strikers in the case of the leading tube works of the coun try having been enhanced by the re opening of "stuck" mills In the Pitts burg district Tin plates and sheets are scarce and bard to get, ond an or der for 50,0000 boxes at $7 per box was refused at Pittsburg. Chicago Iron snd steel jobbers are reported besieged by buyers. Building material is quite active, al though the steel strike interferes with progress at some centers. Lumber stocks are very generally small and full prices are obtained for desirable lots. I SPOKANE QUOTATIONS. Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, old, 9@ 10c per lb., live weight; spring chickens, $3@4 $3@4 doz; ducks $4 per doz; geese, dressed, 12c per lb; turkeys, live, 10@12c; dressed, 12® 13$; eggs, fresh, $6 per case. Vegetables—Potatoes, 80c per cwt; onions, $1.25 per cwt. Live stock—Beef, live steers, 4}£c; dressed, 7c; live cows, 3%c; dressed, 7Vic; veal calves, dressed. 7@9c; mut ton ewes, 3c; wethers, 6Vic; bogs, live, $4.75@5 per cwt; dressed, 7c per cwt. Sheepskins—«Shearlings, 10c each; short wool peltB, 30®50c; medium wool, 50@75c; long wool, 75c®$l. Hides—Green hides and calf skins, 5®6c per lb; dry hides, butcher, 10® 12c per lb. The local mills pay the following prices for grain, delivered: Club wheat, 44Vic bulk, 46Vic sacked; bluestem, 47c bulk. 49c sacked; red. 43c bulk, 44c sacked. WHEAT REPORT. Portland.—Walla stem, 58Vic. Tacomt.—Wheat—Quiet. 58c; dub 57c. The Mac-Mac Indians of North Amer ica hare an Instrument known as the moose call. It la a blrch-baTk horn, and when blown by an expert gives a fairly good imitation of the bellowing of a moose. Walla, 67c; blue Bluestem , Faithful acts grow from active faith. TWO BOY HEROES» | Arisons Youngsters Winning Distinc tion hs • alls« Hunters. Two young heroes have been devel oped in Arizona. They are Dick and Alfred Foscha, 14 and 15 years old re spectively. and already they have laid a foundation for fame as Indian trail ers and sleuths. These lads have ac companied their father, Pete Fosclia, deputy sheriff at Congress. Ariz., ou tbe most perilous expeditions and criminal hunts, never flinching, even under the hottest fire. They are expert marks men, having been trained to firearms from their Infancy. Alfred first distinguished himself two years ago by the capture of Sinovla Garcia, a notorious Mexican desperado, who bad shot the husband of a woman of whom he was enamored. Sheriff John Munds, Deputy Sheriff Pete Fos eba, and his two sons started in pursuit of the bandit, and, after following the trail for some distance, separated. Sev eral days after Alfred encountered the desperado In a lonely canyon, and suc ceeded In getting the "drop" on bim. Garcia surveyed the dwarfed and youthful figure before bim with consld erable amusement, and laughed at the f ■* fat '»■-If Lick Foscha boy's assertion that be was under ad rest. He reached for his gun, when young Foscha opened fire, dipping off one of Garcia's ears and sending two bullets through his hat. This was con vincing proof of Alfred's aim, and the bandit surrendered himself uncondJ tionally. A few months later Dick Fosha was tbe hero of a capture that was equally as remarkable. Vincente Ortego and two others cut the throat of ah Italian and robbed him of considerable gold dust. The lad trailed the murderer over precipitous mountains, and after sev eral days returned with him triumph» antly. Ortego is now serving a life sen tence tn prison at Yuma for his mis deeds. j The Weaver district, where the Fos «bas live, Is the heart of what once constituted the bod lands of Arizona. Famous old Geronlmo. at the bead of the most sanguinary band of Indians then in existence. Infested the Rich Hill mountains and the Weaver and Blue Tank districts, firing settlers' cabins, murdering, plundering, robbing stages and bullion trains, and creating a reign of terror that will live In history. RECENT JUDICIAL DECISIONa Where a manufacturer of Ice con tracted to supply a local dealer at a certain price for the seasou, but failed to do so, and the dealer, after being supplied for some time by other parties, was finally compelled to abandon his business before the season closed, and the evidence showed the daily profit made while supplied by other parties, his profits were not so uncertain and remote as not to be recoverable In an action for breach of contract. 02 S. W. Rep. (Ark.) 591. Where a wife, whose husband was Incarcerated after conviction for mur der, at bis Instigation procured a re volver, which she carried and delivered to bim in the jail, such offense was committed In the husband's presence, though he was not present when she procured and conveyed the revolver to the Jail, and hence there was nothing to rebut the presumption that the crime was committed at the husband's Insti gation, so as to relieve the wife from liability. 62 Si W. Rep. (Mo.) 093. Where the lessee of a mineral right, required to pay a sign for each ton of phosphate taken fium the land—tbe same to be determined by the market price of the phosphate—afterward adopts a uew method l>y which the mineral Is divided Into two classes, sell ing at different prices, the royalty Is to be computed by taking the combined values of the two products which the phosphate produces, though the phos phate has a market value before Its separation. 62 S. W. Rep. (Tenn.) 614. Musical Fish. Many fish can produce musical sounds. The trigla can produce long drawn notes ranging over nearly an octave. Others, notably two species of ophldum, have sound-producing ap paratus, consisting of small movable bones, which can be made to produce a »harp rattle. Tbe curious "drumming" made by the species called umbrlvas can be heard from a depth of twenty fathoms. Propriety. Of course these aborigines Were very proper men. For neither pie nor knives, yon kaow, Had been Invented then. —Detroit Journal. THE FUGITIVE. A hunted thing, through copse snd wood Night after night he skulked and crawled. To where, amid dark homesteads, stood One gloomy garden locked and walled. He paused in fear each step he took, And waited till the moon was gone; Then stole in by the little brook That still laughed down the terraced lawn. ' And up the well-known path he crept, And through the tangled briars tore; And be, while they who sought him slept, Saw his ancestral home once more. There song and lights were still astir, And by her he could see one stand, (And he had fared so far to her!) Who spoke with her and took her band. Then back by copse and wood he crept While yet the dawn was cold and dim; ADd while in her white room she slept, Twas his old hound crawled back with him. —Century. I î THE END OF IT ALL. 11 0 < 1 !»» 0 »♦♦♦» 4 »»»»•»♦•♦♦♦♦»»»< OLLY and I bad been arguing —as we usually bad. But, strange to say, neither of us had enjoyed it. It was a regularly under stood institution between us that we would quarrel about ouce In so often. It was such a lot of fun making up. Dolly and 1 were not engaged, but some time we were going to be. This was another regularly understood in stitution between us. This was a lot of fun also, particularly as our respective families—the heads of them, rather had long ago decided that we had bet ter keep apart for some time to come. Because tljey bad so decided and stern ly forbidden any engagement until we m -4 PxHSuADING DOLLY. should both be of age, at least, we had gloried in the fact that we should be engaged some time. And to-night, for the first time, we had enjoyed neither the quarrel nor the reconciliation, and neither of us had made any reference to that coming engagement. I bad been rather silent about It for some time. I was so anxious to make the engagement a reality, and I hardly knew how to set about it Dolly, I feared, had been silent recently for quite other causes. Tbe grim old aunt with whom she lived and who was her guardian would harm my cause all she could, I felt sure. Dolly reported that she, too, had been silent concerning tbe coming engagement for some time. As opposition Is always food for Dolly's determination I was not as grateful for this silence on tbe part her aunt as 1 might have been. While 1 was wondering now how to render the engagement an actual fact Instead of an ephemeral promise, Dol ly's voice broke the silence snap pishly. "This is the last quarrel I will ever have with you," It announced, to my astonlslilnent. "I hope so, Dolly," I answered, going over and sitting down on the sofa be side her. "I detest cowardice," said Dolly, still more acrimoniously. "I loathe It," I answered, still very much in the dark. "We've done nothing but quarrel and fight for years." I fancied tears in her voice, although her snapping eyes be lied the fancy. "I'm tired of It, and I never mean to quarrel with you again." "Dolly," said I, pleadingly, "tell me what I've done to annoy you?" 1 was conscious. Immediately, of hav ing taken the wrong tack. "Nothing!" You would have thought she was ready to eat me, from her tone and manner. "I've been Just as much to blame for all the quarreling as you have. Bat I'm tired and sick of It alL" She turned from me pettishly and palled the fringe off an entire side of the prettiest sofa pillow beside her be fore she spoke again. Everybody is making fan of the way we quarrel and fight." was her next remark, spoken In a low voice. "The girls make my life a burden. *««» Ing me!" "They make mine a burden aaUng when you are going to let me pro pose." Dolly shrugged her shoulders dis dainfully. but I knew 1 was on the right track. I dared not draw any «doser, bnt I did venture to lay my hand on hers-a little timidly, bnt she liked the action none the less for that - and I pushed my advantage to the fun and immediately. "It's rather unkind of you to keep nie In this position so long. Dolly," i cuu . turned, "it's hard on a fellow to l„ kuowu as banging about a woman with nothing settled, for so i uu ,' Haven't 1 proved my devotion vJt Dolly?" I knew she'd like this sort of talk Women always do. And when they're dying to be kind to you they dou't mm,) accepting any reasonable oppurtunity of yielding their forgiveness gracious ly. Besides, It was stating the mutter nicely to say Dolly bad kept me in this undefined position. We had both tak eu and staid In it, for reasons of mutual fun and,enjoyment, and, until recently, I hadn't suffered at all. The fellows had troubled me a little bit of late. Dolly regarded me gravely, urn] her snapping eyes softened. The baud over which mine rested trembled a little, i took my cue from that baud. Gather ing courage, I folded my own hmg fingers around It. Then I said what I had been longing to say for so long. "Dolly," 1 whispered, "why need either of ns Buffer from fun-making any longer? You were of age last Monday" —although I really hadn't remembered tbe fact In this connection before "i was of age some time ago. Why shonldn't we leave off talking of the time when we are going to be engaged and be engaged immediately. W e re neither of us children, to be dictated to, any longer. Let's be engaged right now, Dolly!" "Right now!" Dolly's eyes were wide, her tone wondering. "You don't mean now—this minute?" "I do, Dolly," said I, firmly. "This second, now, this moment," and I em phasized my asservatlons with a kiss. "You'll have to persuade me," said Dolly, all laughing, when she emerged from my arms. And I was busily en gaged In "persuading" her when the door opened and her aunt walked into tbe room. Both Dolly and I are rather nervous, temperamentally, and we can both move quickly, upon occasion. Dolly's aunt, who Is a most observant old lady, noticed that we were as far apart as the room allowed us to be as soon as she bad come In. "Heyday! What's all this?" she cried. Interestedly. "The beginning of another of your spasms of quarreling and fight ing, I suppose." And then It was that Dolly gave evi dence of having been successfully "per suaded." "Ob, no, dear aunt." she said, softly with a lovely glance In my direction, "It's the end of them all."—Elmira Tel egram. WISE WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYE. Built Up Brisk Trade In * ffsprinaof Mansion's CfHcial Cat. Evidences of prosperity exhibited by one of the colored employes of the White House, best known as George, have made him the envy of his asso ciates. He recently appeared iu a uew suit of "stoçe clothes." When they saw him bring a little kitten Into the White House the other day, says a correspondent of the To ledo Blade, and subsequently Laud the little pet over to a fashionably attired lady who was riding in a trap the se cret came out. Not long Bince the official White House cat gave birth to twelve kittens —an even dozen And no more. The old cat and her family were in George's keeping. When the event became known In official and social circles there was a great demand for kittens bora beneath the roof of the executive man sion. Learning that George was their keep er, society girls Bought him out and each wanted the prettiest one In the let. Each was promised the "pretties: " one. When a dozen customers had beeu supplied tbe demand was as great as ever. .Vs some of the kittens had brought ns high as $3 each, George could not think of retiring from the cat bus'uess. He went among bis friends in South Washington and discovered other kit tens. They were Just as pretty :.s the White House ones and passed readily for tbe genuine article. When a eus toiuer was to be supplied George would take one of the South Washing ton bon kittens to the White House and from there deliver It to the fair one. It may never be known how many kittens are being tenderly cared for aLout tbe city and pointed to as hav ing beeu born In tbe White House. Not .will it ever be known Just how much revenue the cat Industry forced upon the colored employe yielded him. The Horace Numbered. Every hone In the English army is numbered and has a little history kept for it Tbe number la branded on the animal's feet—the thousands on the near hind foot, and the units, tens and thousands on tbe off bind foot Thus, tbe horse whose number is, say, 8,354. will have an 8 on hla left bind foot and 854 on tbe right foot tTLarge Membership. Tfee French an not supposed to be groat travel®*, yet tbe Touring Club of Franco has 80(000 member*.