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GAZETTE. WEEKLY. SSiSUraJTU. I CoasoIiditedFe. 1899. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, iaOO. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 23. EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Items From the Two Hemispheres Presented In a Condensed Form. Eight hundred Boers surrendered at Vryburg, north of Kiuiberley. Plague in Honolulu has been effect ually stamped out, not recording a single case in 46 days. Kecent injunction decisions have tirred up the labor unions, and they urge concerted action. The auditor of the war department finds it a big task to straighten oat the Cuban and Puerto Rican finances. Twenty-two miners, 10 whites and 13 Negroes, lost their lives in an explo sion in a coal mine near Raleigh N. G. At Pueblo, Col., a negro fiend who had ravished and murdered two girls to an orphan home, was lynched by a mob. Grand Chief Arthur, of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, was re elected at the convention at Milwaukee, Wis. General Warren occupied Douglas, after heavy fighting and without sus taining any loss. The Boers have re treated to the north. The will of the late Benjamin H. Howell, the sugar merchant, of New York, disposes of an estate valued at $1,500,000, and gives $15,000 to Brook lyn charities. The Methodist general conference at Chicago, after considerable discussion, voted to abolish the time limit on pas torates. The result of the vote was re ceived with great applause. Another note regarding the Ameri can indemnity claim has been handed to the sultan's envoy, Terofik Pasha. It is couched in more precise terms, in sisting on prompt settlement. s. Considerable California capital has been invested in an extensive mining enterprise in Siberia and Manchuria. Concessions for large tracts of . land have been obtained from the Russian and Chinese governments, and the work of development will soon begin. At the Kansas Democratic conven tion, at Wichita, to elect delegates tr the national convention, in his opening prayer, Kev. Dubber set the delegate! wild by the praying of the nomination and triumphant . election of Bryan. The applause lasted several minutes. The water of a large lake near the town of Zapotalan, Mexico, disap peared in a great fissure in the earth, produced by an earthquake. The bed of the former lake is now dry, and the fissure can be plainly seen. It is over three miles long and from one to three feet wide. A tidal wave which swept in from the ocean after the shock did little damage. British are within 40 miles of Johannesburg. Much lumber is going to Cape Nome from Puget sound points. Rioting in St. Louis grows worse. Three men and a girl wounded. . Ashland, Or., has quarantined against San Francisco Chinamen. Republicans of Alaska denounce Gov ernor Brady, and ask for his retirement. Republican leaders do not favor Senator Washburn, of Minnesota, for vice-president. Boer delegates will not be admitted to the floor of the senate. Their mis sion is a failure. The Iron Dyke mine, in Union coun ty, Or., has been sold to Pennsylvania parties for $85,000. William R. Hearst, of the San Fran cisco Examiner, predicts the inaugura tion of Bryan next spring. Mexican government is still fighting the Yaquias, additional troops being sent to reinforce General Torres. The war department refuses to ac cept the resignations of volunteer offi cers now serving in the Philippines. No municipal governments will be organized in the hemp provinces of Luzon nntil the rebels are driven . out. Fire today destroyed Reeves Bros., Boiler Works, at Alliance, Ohio. The loss will reach $144,000, with $40,500 insurance. Taylor and Beckham will both be candidates for re-election to the Ken tucky governorship this fall, and a hot election is expected. Colonel Bethune, while marching in the direction of Newcastle, was am bushed by a party of Boers and very few of his force escaped. Nathaniel P. Hill, former United States senator from Colorado, one of the wealthiest men in the state, is dead at Denver, aged 68. The village of Point Claire, 16 miles from Montreal, Canada, has been almost entirely wiped out by fire. Two hun dred people are homeless. No fatalities. Berlin, with the approval of the kaiser, sent over 500,000 marks for the famine sufferers in India. Six thousand passengers for Cape Nome are booked for May sailings and all berths are p reengaged. Miss Morgan, a San Francisco girl, is the only woman among 600 art stu dents at the Beaux Arts in Paris. In New York city retail druggists have formed an association to compete with department stores. LATER NEWS. Outlaws in Utah assassinated two officers not far from Thompson. Charles Woodward, a Chicago dia mond thief, is in trouble in Germany. The health officers report that new cases of plague have been discovered. The Boer envoys will come as far west as St. Paul and then return, to Europe. Through "powers of attorney" all valuable ground at Cape Nome is said to be located. The movement of the G. A. R. to re turn captured confederate flags has been renewed. General Rundle has ocenpied Senne kal. whence the Boers were driven out by a few shells. The Boers will make their last stand at Potschefostrooin, all their available men having been sent there. MacArthur reports that six officers and 102 men with 101 rifles surrend ered unconditionally at Cuyapo and Tar lac. Katherine S. Clark, daugther of Sen ator Clark, of Montana, was married to Dr. Lewis Rutherford Morris in New York city. A lone highwayman near Falls City, Neb., robbed the passengers in a sleep ing car and forced the porter to assist him in the work. Railway bonds have all been sub scribed for and Boise, Idaho, is now sure of a line to Butte. Construction is under way. The steamer Danube is on the rocks near Hospital Point, Victoria. She was bound for Dawson with a big cargo and many passengers. The vessel has been unloaded. The "Boxers" are now marching on Peking. They destroyed a small town and railroad tracks only 29 miles from the capital city and murdered a num ber of Chinese employes. For the first time on record the Czar of Russia invited the members of the British embassy to dinner on the occa sion of the queen's birthday. This in novation is regarded as of great polit ical significance. Emily Price, aged 18 years, daughter of a well-known farmer, was found dead in a pond near Youngstown, Ind. There were clots of blood on her face, and her clothing was disarranged. It ie believed she met with foul play. Scouting, small engagements and the capture of arms and prisoners continue daily in Northern Luzon. Last week's operations by the Ninth, Twelfth, Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth and Thirty sixth regiments resulted in the killing of 46 of the enemy, the taking of 180 prisoners and the capture of 300 rifles and a quantity of ammunition. Dick Croker says he believes Bryan will beat McKinley. He does not con sider Dewey "in it." The steamers Geo. W. Elder and Nome City sailed from Portland for Cape Nome with 750 passengers and large quantities of freight. The secretary of war has awarded the contract for the construction of a breakwater at San Pedro, Cal., to the California Construction Company, at its bid of $2,375,000. Arthur Rehan, brother of Miss Ada Rehan and Mrs. Oliver Doud Byron, died in Brooklyn, aged 38 years. He had managed many of Auaustin Daly's theatrical road companies. Timothy D. Blackstone, formerly president of the Chicago & Alton rail road, and one of the oldest and most prominent railroad officers in Chicago, died suddenly at his residence in that city. Captain Page McCarthy, one of the principals in the famous McCarthy Mordeci duel, is dead, the result of a long illness. The duel, which took place at Richmond, Ya., in the spring of 1873, was one of the most celebiated since the civil war. General Wade, who was directed to proceed to the Northern Cheyenne In dian agency, at Tongue river, Mont., and investigate the reports that the In dians had the "Messiah" craze, and intended to rise against the whites, has telegraphed the adjutant-general that he could find no reason to antici pate trouble. He says the Indians are in bad condition, but peaceable and well disposed. Commissioner Hermann, of the gen eral land office, has issued an order in structing superintendents of forest re serves throughout the West to plant suitable saplings and trees where por tions of the forests have been destroyed by fire. He is also making arrange ments for the establishment of a tele phone system, which is to connect all the forest stations in certain districts so that in the future in case of a fire help may be summoned immediately. Collector of Internal Revenue Lynch is making preparations to establish an office, in Honolulu, the Hawaiian islands having been added to the Dis trict of California. The internal reve nue laws go into effect in Hawaii on ; June 14. All deputies at the Honolulu office will be selected from citizens of Hawaii. The stocks of beer, wines, liquors, opium, cigars and tobacco now in the islands will be inspected and in ventoried. Alter June 14 goods from the United States must be stamped be fore being sent to the islands. Nearly 3,000 Spanish prisoners still are held by the Filipinos. The postoffice department has ap pointed over 70 postmasters for Puerto Rico. In the Klondike eggs are now selling at $120 a case and beef at $1.50 a pound. William D. Hall, a St. Louis street car conductor, is in active service, al though he has just passed his 80th birthday. OIL IS EVERYWHERE! Even the Air in California Full of It. DISTRICT IN SOUTHERN PART Petroleum Was Discovered Six Tears Ago Since That Time 700 Well Have Been Sunk. The air in California, as well as the ground, is full of oil. It is on the street, in the bank, in the office every where. Valuable space in the local papers is daily filled with lurid de scriptions of the fortunes that await in vestors in shares of oil sleek, and, in deed, remote must be the district and illiterate the domestic to whom the dazzling pictures of fortunes in oil in vestment are not as familiar as a twice told tale. An oil exchange has been formed in Los Angeles, occupying a store' room on the principal street, where for an hour a day the interested meet and advance or depress oil shares. Hundreds oi derricks are being estab lished beyond the original oil limits, and day and night the pumps are un ceasingly pumping oil. For rugged, precipitous hills, that a few months ago were worth only a few hundred dollars, certified checks for a hundred thousand are now refused and property is leased at fabulous prices. This condition is not confined to Los Angeles; from San Diego come reports of increasing oil findings. Six years ago an enterprising individ ual bored an oil well in Los Angeles; since that time 700 wells, each costing $2,000, have been sunk. While some of these have become exhausted, .a great many are still running, and new wells are being dng at the rapid rate of at least 100 a month. A procession of tanks is ever on the move from the oil districts to the various city manu factories; electric light machinery works and railway shops carry this val uable fuel, 3)4 barrels of which is equal to one ton of soft coal. The base of California 1 is asphaltum, its average gravity is about 15 degrees, it is a thick, black oil, and one of the best fuels yet discovered. Its by-products enter into the lubricating oil, the painters, printers and other trades, and the asphaltum, after the oil has been extracted, can be used for street pav ing; indeed, the ancient Mexican who inhabited these regions a hundred years ago used it for roofing. There is no surety as to the cost af sinking an oil well; a safe average may be stated at $2,000. Going through soft sandstone, the borer has a com par atively easy task, unless he drop i tool or break his tubing, when the cost may be much increased. At first the product sold for- $2 a barrel of 42 gal Ions, but went down to 35 cents, at which period the railroad companies altered their engines to burn oil, for oil at that figure resulted in vast econ omy to them. After the engines were ohanged to burn oil up went the price, so that coal after alt proved in some cases the cheaper fuel. The price is not likely to go over $1.25, and may, in consequence of the recent discoveries of new fields of almost unlimited ex tent, go down to a nominal figure agfin. Large storage tanks are built in Los Angeles, containing upwards of 500,000 bar-els of oil. The average daily product in Los Angeles is about 5,000 barrels; nearly $2,000,000 per annum, therefore, is flowing into Los Angeles county today from the sale of oil alone, and about an eighth of that is paid to the workers at the pumps and haulers of the portable tanks. A vast force is engaged in the manufac ture of machinery for the oil wells, and, in quoting these statistics in refer ence to widespread benefits of the oil industry, some odd thousand street oil brokers and dealers in oil company shares must not be forgotten, for these people subsist, temporarily at least, upon the indirect oil output. One of the most interesting oil fields is that of Summerland, in Santa Barbara county, where wells have been dug out in the ocean below high tide, and wharves are run out from the shore upon which the pumping machinery is placed. When we consider the fact that the export oil trade of the United States is decreasing; that the total shipments of 1898 were 30,000,000 barrels less than those of 1897, the discoveries of new oil fields and the attending excitement in California will be gratifying. It opens up a prospect for the Asiatio trade that this country will undoubted ly take advantage of; the Russian and Bornean oil will have a competitor in California; freights to the Orient from San Francisco will be considerably less than from 'Philadelphia. Mining and Scientific Press. Portland, May 27. E. B. Cowan tells the Oregonian that people need have no fears about the Baker county mines, as the district has made better returns for the amount so far invested than any mining region in the United States. Mr. Cowan spoke ota 10-stamp plant that nets its owners $20,000 a month. In addition to the mines thi t are being regularly worked, a vast amount of prospecting and developing is going on. In all respects the min ing future of Eastern Oregon is much better than Nome, Mr. Cowan thinks. On a farm in West y irginia there is an apple tree which is eight feet five inches around. In 1880, 85 bushels of apples were gathered from it, and sold at the apple house for $60. Tht tree is 75 years old and still bearing. A new sboy in North London, Ind., was sentenced to a week in jail for cry ing false news on the streets. What would become of the newsboys of Chi cago and New York should such a rule prevail in those cities. WARNING TO CHINA. Uncle Sam Says the "Boxers" Mast B Suppressed. Washington, May 28. The United States government has taken a hand in the suppression of the "Boxers" in China. Minister Conger has been in structed by the state department to in form the Chinese government that the United States government expects it to stamp out promptly and thoroughly this society, and to provide proper guar antees for the maintenance of peace and order, and the protection of the life and property of Americans in China, all now threatened by the operations of the "Boxers." There is no indica tion in the instructions as to the course that will be pursued by the United States in case the Chinese government fails to observe the warning conveyed in this communication. Mr. Conger is acting on parallel lines with the repre sentatives of every European power at the Chinese court, but has not joined in anv concert of aotion . STRIKE SYMPATHIZERS. Caused Another Riot In St. X.ouis At tempt to Blow Up a Car. St Louis, May 28. Sympathizers ol the striking street car men were again the medium of a riotous demonstration today, and as a result another name was added to the long list of wounded. This afternoon, as a car on the Jefferson avenue line, running south, approached Sullivan avenue, it was attacked by a crowd of men and boys. Several shots were fired at the car. The policemen on the car returned the fire, and in all about 100 shots were exchanged. Peter Wells, a patrolman, who was riding on the front platform, was hit in the left arm pit, the bullet producing an ugly wound. It is not known who fired the shot, as the crowd scattered as soon as the men on the car drew their revolv ers. It was rumored that two men in crowd were shot, but they could not be found by the police. The differences existing between the management of the St. Lou lis & Suberban Railway Company and the onion men in its employ were satis factorily adjusted this afternoon and all danger of another strike has been avert ed, at least for the presents Twenty-two miles of the Transit Company were in operation today, but few cars were running. At 6 A. M. an attempt was made by somebody unknown to blow up a oar on the Spaulding avenue line of the Transit Company. The wheels of the first car struck something that explod ed with a loud noise, and lifted the car two or three feet into the air. ON AGUINALDO'S TRAIL. Marsh Pursuing the Rebel Leader In Northern Luzon. ' Manila, May 28. Major Marsh, with a battalion of the Thirty-third in fantry, and Colonel flare, with another part of the regiment, while scouring the country northeast of Bangued, re port they struck the trail of a party of Filipinos traveling in the mountains and believe they are escorting Aguin aldo. Major Marsh is continuing pur suit across an exceedingly difficult country, beyond telegraph lines. Sergeant Barry and four privates of company B, Twenty -seventh regiment, have rescued the daughter of the presi dent of San Mateo from some Lad rones, who had abducted her. Afterwards 12 Ladrones ambushed them, killing the sergeant. Three privates stood off the band until reinforced. Seven Ladrones were killed. Lieutenant Elliott, of the cruiser New Orleans, died recently at Cavite of appoplexy, resulting from a sun stroke. ! Looted the Charleston. Seattle, May 28. During the last voyage of the Churruca from Aparri, according to the Manila Freedom, the steamer touched at the island where the Charleston was wrecked, for the purpose of taking on a number of beeves. Several American civilians were passengers on the ship and they seized an opportunty to go ashore. Ruins of a bouse larger and more dura ble than the cottages of the natives at tracted their attention. While passing through the place they stumbled across the searchlight of the cruiser Charles ton and numerous other articles, in cluding a splendid case of surgical in struments, the property of the Charles ton's medical officer. No arms were found among the loot, and the supposi tion is that if any of them fell into the hands of natives they were taken across the mainland where the rebels might use them. Disorders In Isle of Jersey. London, May 28. Serious trouble is threatening between the British and French residents of St. Heliers, Island of Jersey, owing to the pro-Boer atti tude of the latter. There have been several collisions, and this morning troops were forced to charge with fixed bayonets to prevent the demonstrators from invading the French quarter. Thirty arrests were made. The French consul has reported the situation to the British foreign office, with the result that the latter has wired to the gov ernor, Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hopton, holding him personally re sponsible for the maintenance of order. Germany will bring China to time, the empress dowager having violated her promise never again to allow notor ious Li Ping Hang, enemy of Europe, to hold an office. Suicide of a Priest. Niagara Fall's, N. Y., May 28. An unknown priest, supposedly from New York city, committed suicide tonight at Whirlpool rapids. He descended the elevator, and, after having his pic ture taken, walked out on a rock, threw his hat and cane back of him, and, waving his right hand dramatically, shouted "Good-bye," and leaped into the rushing waters. He ordered the pictures sent to M. J. O'Donnell, New Yoik, who is said to be pastor of St. Andrew' church. BOERS LOSE HEART Kruger Admits That Situa. tion Is Very Grave. ASKS BURGHERS WHAT TO DO tt Is Feared That If the Dutch Have as Excuse They Will Destroy the Johannesburg; Mines. London, Mav 29. When Lord Rob- arts wrote his first dispatch on Trans vaal territory yesterday, shortly before 2 o'clock in the afternoon, he was 51 miles from Johannesberg and 77 miles from Pretoria. His immensely superior forces had passed the Vaal river, their last great natural obstacle, at three points. The Vaal has a curve of 80 miles on the west to Zand Drift on the east The concave of the current is toward the Free State. Thus Lord Roberts, advancing along the railway, was in a position to strike any part of the cres cent by shorter lines than those by which the Boers could reinforce the threatened points. The Boers retreated almost without a show of defense. General French and General Hamilton apparently did not fire a shot. Of Lord Roberts' immediate force 11 men, belonging to the Eighth mounted infantry, were the first to ford the river. They came upon a Boer patrol looting at Vieljoen's Drift, and a skirm ish lasting 10 minutes followed. Three hundred Boers tried feebly to hold the Vereeniging colliery, but were dislodged. Major Hunter Weston and Lieutenant Earl rode in advance of Lord Roberts 40 miles into a hostile country to try to cut the railway be hind the Boers before the Vaal was crossed, but they were too late. The Boer rear guard is at Moyirton, 10 miles south of Vereenignig. Their main body is moving toward the Klip river hills that cover the south side of Johannesberg. While Lord Robeits 80,000 infantrv, 20,000 horses and 150 guns are moving on Johannesberg and Pretoria, thiongh a parched and desert ed country, the situation at the Trans vaal capita, as it was last Friday, is thus described by an observer, who sent his message by private hands to Lourenco Marques yesterday: "The situation, both from a military and n political point of view, has be come very critical. President Kruger yesterday admitted for the first time that matters are very grave. The Boer determination is to trust everything to a last stand on the Gatsrand mountains, to the north of Potschefostrooin, where 3,000 Kaffirs are digging trenches. . To that point every available man and gun has been sent. "The whole of the western border of the Transvaal from end to end is de fenseless, and General Baden-Powell can march in when he likes. Lord Roberts, on the other hand, will en counter the greatest resistance. The Boer endeavor is to lure the British into appearing to threaten Johannes berg with attack, an excuse thus being given them for the destruction of prop erty. The Transvaal government will not dare destroy the mines and property without an excuse. Much dynamite has been sent down the line, and 160, 000 cases lie ready at Zurfontein, near Johannesberg. "v! "General Louis Botha and General Lucas Meier have pleaded for the pres ervation of property. Both are large landed proprietors and fear confiscation, but they have not received satisfactory replies from President Kruger."-sv Naval Station at San Dies;. San Diego, Cal., May 28. Captain Field, of the United States steamer Ranger, has received orders from Washington directing him to make soundings in the bay and recommenda tions as to whether this is a suitable location for the establishment of a naval coaling station, and further to advise whether one is needed here. The work of surveying the harbor will be begun immediately. The minimum depth of water will be reported, and also the cost of the necessary land, if the government does not already own land near where the bunkers would be located. The West Africa Trouble. Accra, May 29. It is reported that three European officers were killed and Captain Aplin and 100 Hausers were wounded in a recent effort by the Lagos Hausers to break the investing lines of tribesmen at Kumassie. The Ashanti loss is reported to have been great, as the Hausers bad three Maxims engaged, although themselves greatly outnum bered. Three hundred Ashantis are said to have been killed in a previous action. The rising is still spreading. Paper Mill Burned. Milwaukee, May 29. The Flambeau Paper Company's mill and warehouse at Park Falls burned today, entailing a loss of $200,000. The property is well insured. The town was without ade quate fire protection, and at one time was thought would be totally wiped out. Assistance from Medford and Abbotsford prevented the spread of the flames beyond the paper company's plant. Included in the loss are two paper machines, valued at $40,000 each. The Tones King; Objects. Auckland, May 29. The king of the Tonga islands objects to the clause of the treaty between Great Britain and the island government relative to the British protectorate. The king desires a protectorate only against foreign powers, and insists upon the kingship of himself and his descendants. Com missioner Thompson refuses to make any concessions and a deadlock is the result, but hopes are entertained that a solution of the difficulty will be found. MINES AND MINING. The Oregon Mining Stock Exchange Al most Ready for Business. Portland, May 30. The Oregon Min ing and Stock Exchange is almost ready foi business. The rooms will be finished within a few days. Properties are listed and brokers are ready. A call has been made for the second pay ment on stock subscribed.' The third call will be issued soon. During this week the directors will meet to finally arrange for the opening. The new en terprise has been widely advertised in Colorado and other gold mining centers. The Oregon exchange will work along lines successfully followed at Spokane and Denvor and a large list of mining properties are ready for the first ses sion. A gtllery for ladies has been provided in the Portland exchange. Dividends Paid. Helena, Mont., May 80. During the latter part of April and up to this time in May dividends have been paid by Montana and Idaho mines as fol lows: MONTANA. Boston & Montana Con $1,200,000 Anaconda Copper 2,400,000 Amalgamated Copper 1,500,000 Florence, silver. 22,000 Montana Ore Pnr. Co . . . IDAHO. De Lamar Buffalo Hump Bunker Hill Empire State Idaho 80,000 48,000 10,000 21,000 80,000 8,183 New Oregon Mining Companies. Salem, May 80. Two million-dollar mining companies were incorporated the past week the Helena, of Portland and the Freeland Consolidated, of Salem. Washington Mining Companies. Olympia, May 80. The big mining companies incorporated in Washington during the week were the New York and Alaska, of Seattle, Silver Summit, of Spokane, and the Sunset, of Spo kane, the latter capitalized for a mil lion. Looking for Coal in Oregon. Pendleton, Oregon, May 80. Coal claims on Birch creek, 20 miles from here, are being examined again to de termine once for all whether or not the property will warrant extensive devel opment. Elks Will Boom Mines. Portland, May 80. A special booth for mining exhibits will be a feature of the Elks street carnival here in Sep tember. Ores will be obtained from all camps of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Idaho Mine Accident. Boise, Idaho, .May 30. Two men were killed and two seriously hurt by an explosion in the tunnel of the Flori da Mountain mine at Silver City. The men had drilled into a missed hole and the heavy explosion followed. Last of the Nome Rush. Seattle, May 30. The first rush to Nome is over. Up to date 67 boats have left this port for Nome, cairying more than 10,000 passengers, enormous freight tonnage, and several hundred horses and cattle. In the Klondike Country. Taooma, May 80. Skagway news less than two weeks old says the Yu kon river is open to Dawson City, and Lake Bennett is also open. Coal Mine Sold. Renton, Wash.. May 30. The coal mine here owned and operated for seven years by a co-operative company has been sold to Jacob Furth, of . Seattle, for $90,000. Group of Claims Bonded. . Pendleton, Or., May 30. The Olin group in the Greenhorn mountains has been bonded by Joe Basler, of this city, to a representative of the Standard Oil Company for $30,000. If development work now going on proves satisfactory mining will be done vigorously this fall. Looking for Oold Mines. Baker City, Or., May 30. A party of Colorado miners have started from here for the North Powder section, pi loted by G. Downs, who owns copper properties up there. They claim to be out for Denver capitalists, to buy any thing offered in gold mines worth hav ing. Seven Devils Mining Country. Spokane, May 30. The Seven Devils mining country in Idaho will have the Pacific & Northern Idaho railroad built into the heart of it this summer, as 60 miles of extension work, is plan ned. Immense ore traffic is expected by the general manager of the road, P. P. Shelby. New Road to the Mines. Brownsville, Or., May 30. Survey ors are running a line np the Calapooia for a new wagon road to the mines, as Linn county wants the trade of that section. The road will pass through heavy timber country and some new gold looations. California Oold Output. San Francisco, May 30. Charles G. Yale, of the San Francisco mint, says the gold output of California was $15, 336,031. Silver $504,012. Placer mines, river bed, bar mines and diedg ing yielded $1,401,386. In all the mines of the state 18,700 men are em ployed. Vinson on His Feet Again. Baker City Or., May 30. Opera tions on the Magnolia and Little Giant gold mines is reported for immediate start, as W. L. Vinson is said to be on his feet again. These mines are equipped with modern ten stamp mills. Discoveries Around Oold Hill. Gold Hill, Or., May 80. Some new gold discoveries are heard of on the eastern branch of Quartz creek, and still others on the west side of Gold Hill PLEADED FOR BOERS Senator Wellington Spoke on Sympathy Resolution. THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE Attack Upon the Industrial Commission aa a Republican Campaign Ha chine In the House. Washington, May 31. In the course of a speech in favor of the adoption of a resolution expressing the senate's sympathy for the Boers today, Welling ton referred to a secret understanding existing between the United States and Great Britain. When Lodge demanded proof that such an understanding ex isted, Wellington said that, under the circumstances, it was difficult to pre sent tangible proof, but he believed the proof could be found in the secret archives of the etate department. Lodge replied that under our form of government no such understanding could exist, and, as the secretary of state had emphatically denied the ex istence of any alliance or understand ing, he believed the country would ac cept his statement as true. The reading of the sundry civil ap propriation bill was completed, but not all of the committee amendments have been disposed of. A lively debate was precipitated over the proposition to continue the life of the industrial com mission until October 31, 1901. Charges were made that the commis sion was being used as a Republican campaign machine, and that important testimony had been suppressed. The committee amendment, however, was agreed to. This was a dull day in the house, marking the near approach of final ad jourmnnet. -The Alaska civil govern ment bill was passed, and some odds and ends of legislation were cleaned up. Dalzell gave notice that the anti trust resolution and bill reported by the judiciary committee would be con sidered Wednesday, Thursday and Fri day of this week under a special order. WORK OF OUTLAWS. Assassinate Two Officers Who Are in Furuit Dead Men Unarmed. Salt Lake, May 81. A special to the Herald from Thompson, Utah, says: A cowardly assassination occurred about 50 miles north of here yesterday at noon. Sheriff Tyler, of Grand county, and Sam Jenkins, a cattle owner, were shot and instantly killed by outlaws on Hill creek, about 50' miles north of here. The sheriff, Jenkins and Deputy Sheriff Day have been on the hunt for cattle rustlers for several days, in fact, ever since they killed George Currie on April 17. The posse had separated from Sheriff Preece, of Uintah county, and posse, early in the morning, the latter being about three miles away when the shooting occurred. The story of the killing, as told by Deputy Sheriff Day, who was only about 50 yards away when the shooting occurred, is as follows: The officers came upon the outlaws' camp unexpectedly. As soon as they saw the outlaws they dismounted and advanced towards them. When with in a few yards from the outlaws, Sheriff Tyler spoke to them, saying, "Hello, boys." The reply made could not be heard by Deputy Sheriff Day, but immediately after it was made, Sheriff Tyler and Jenkins turned towards their horses, supposedly with the intention of leav ing to get more assistance. As soon as their backs were turned, the outlaws shot them through the back, the bul lets coming out of their breasts, killing them almost instantly. KEMPFF AT TAKU. Near the Scene of Trouble to Protect American Interests. Washington, May 31. A cablegram received at the navy department today stated that the Newark had been des ignated to act as flagship of the senior squadron commander, and- that the ves sel sailed from Nagasaki last Saturday and arrived at Taku forts yesterday. Rear Admiral Kempff is the senior squadron officer described in the dis patch, and his visit to Taku, the near est point to Peking attainable for large vessels, has attracted much attention. It is understood that there is already a formidable fleet of European warships gathered at Taku, and since the with drawal of the Wheeling the American fleet has been unrepresented at that point. While prepared to act concurrently with, though independently of, the European powers in the protection of the life and property of foreigners in China. Admiral Kempff has not at pres ent any intention of making a hostile demonstration in the Pei-Ho river. It is believed that he is at Taku solely for the purpose of getting as near as possi ble to Minister Conger and the Ameri can legation at Peking. The Hancock at Hong Hong. Hong Kong, May 81. The transport Hancock has arrived here with the members of the new Philippine com mission on its way to Manila. Los Angeles, May 81. Rev. William Joseph Beecher, a missionary of the Latter Day Saints, who came to this city Friday, was found dead in his room here yesterday. He had blown out the gas, and death from asphyxia tion was the result. Beecher was sent here from Salt Lake to assist in the oampaign which is being waged in Southern California in the interest of Mormonism, and expected to remain some months. He was evidently un familiar with the use of gas.