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UNION Estab. J a It, 189T.
GAZETTE Katab. Dee., 1862.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of thf. World.
An Interest ing Collection of Items From
tie Two Hemispheres Pres ' iti .
In a Cor. Sensed.
Borala won the $10,000 trotting
stakes at Keadville, Mass.
The Russian expedition to China
consists of 375,000 troops.
Wisconsin Democrats and Populists
fused on presidential electors.
Eight thousand Boers, with artillery,
are assembled at Machadodorp.
Cables are received announcing the
safety of missionaries at Pekin.
Carl Smith, the "well-known Ameri
can sculptor, died at Copenhagen.
Two persons were killed and many
wounded by a mob at Akron, Ohio.
Ameiicans attacked the imperial pal
ace in Pekin and captured four courts.
The United States' reply, rejecting
the Chinese offer, was sent to Li Hung
Louis G. Bohmrich was nominated
for governor of Wisconsin by the Dem
ocrats. The population of Philadelphia, ac
cording to the United States census, is
Three persons weie burned to death
at Denver from efforts to kindle a fire
with coal oil.
An anarchist meeting he'd in Berlin
was dispersed by the police, who ar
rested the speakers.
Captain H. J. Reilly, of the Fifth
United States artillery, was killed in
the assault on Pekin.
United States Consul Fee, at Bom
bay, India, reports to the state depart
ment that cholera is raging there.
United States Marshal Hasey, of
Ketchikan, Alaska, shot and killed
Dan Robinson, a cannery boss, while
the latter was resisting arrest.
The vest makers of New York city
have won their strike foi the union
scale of wages and the 10-hour work
ing day. The strike affected 2,000
men, women and girls.
Fire in the immense elevator of the
American Cereal Company at Akron,
Ohio, damaged the plant $75,000. A
hundred and fifty thousand bushels of
grain were ruined.
King Oscar, of Sweden, has formally
agreed to act as arbitrator of the claims
for compensation for losses sustained
by British and German subjects and
American citizens in Samoa.
The foreign envoys are on their way
to Tien Tsin.
The flags of the allies float from the
Pekin imperial palace.
Two men went insane in Des Moines,
la., on account of beat.
Five men were smothered in a coal
mine at Issaquah, Wash.
Fitzimmons refused to take $100,000
to lose his fight to Sharkey.
Forest fires caused $10,000,000 dam
age in Colorado and Wyoming.
Seven persons were killed in a freight
train collision at Kenscio, X. Y.
The new treaty with Spain has been
signed by Minister Storer at Madrid.
The United States government has
rejected Li Hung Chang's pence terms.
Democratic papers demand the with
drawal of American troops from China.
Six men lost their lives by the cav
ing in of a well at Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Chinese viceroys ask that no indigni
ties be shown the emperor and em
press. Intense heat killed four persons in
St. Louis, where the thermometer regis
tered 99 degrees.
The transport Sherman left San Fran
cisco for Nagasaki with 1,600 officers
and men for China.
Queen Wilhelmina, of Holland, is
engaged to Prince Frederick Adolf, of
St. Paul's population, according tc
the United States census, is 163,682;
that of Minneapolis, 802,718.
Several lives were lost and much
property destroyed by terrific electrical
-wind and rain storms in Maryland.
Colonel Marchand, of French Fashoaa
fame, has been appointed to the general
staff of the China expeditionary force.
One fireman dead, four injured and
$30,000 worth of property destroyed is
the work of a firebug in two fires at
Peoria, 111.
Sol Bloom, a music publisher of Chi
cago, has brought suit for $25,000
damages against the Union restauiant
and hotel for refusing to serve him
while he was clad in a shirt waist and
minus a coat. The manager of the res
taurant, when questioned regarding
the refusal, said that patrons wearing
shirt waists would only be served at
tables adjoining the main dining room.
No person would be permitted to enter
the dining room unless wearing a coat.
Over 5,000 Roumanian Jews are en
route to Canada. The majority are
President McKinley and the king of
Portugal exchanged congratulatory
messages over the new direct cable.
H. N. Ross who washed out the first
gold in the Black Hills 25 years ago is
now the marsbaat Custer City S. D.
Statistics compiled by the Railway
Age show that 28 companies control
147,000 miles of railroad in the United
States and Canada.
Fitzsimmons announces bis letire-
ment from the ring.
The district west of Pekin was taken
by the allied forces.
Denver's population is 133.859; that
of Baltimore 508,957.
The allieare sail to have lost 1,800
men in a battle in Pekin.
Senator Carter will accompany
Roosevelt on his Western trip.
Minister Conger reports the situation
practically unchanged in Pekin.
Bressi, the assassin of King Hum
bert, attempted to commit suicide.
General Olivier, the Boer leader,
was captured by the British at Win
burg. General Lung .Wu is declarer" to be
the real author of the anti foreign out
break. The Hankow uprising was started
by followers of Kang Yu Wei, the re
former. Gold Hill postoffice and store safe
was cracked by burglars and pver-$800
Two men were killed and three
men and a woman wounded in a Gil
man, 111., riot.
Camille d'Arivlle, the opera singer,
was married to E. W. Crelin, an Oak
land millionaire.
The Populist national committee ac
cepted Stevenson as the vice-presidential
nominee of the party.
The naval veterans' parade was the
feature of the second day of the G. A.
R. encampment at Chicago.
Work on The Dalles portage road
closed for want of funds. Company
being organized to complete the same.
Oregon timber lands offer good
chance for investment. Situation re
viewed by former Michigan lumber
man. Nicholas Ay 1 ward, aged 78, an in
mate of the county infirmary, at St.
Joseph, Mo., died from the effects ol
a beating administered by Jack Han
Ion, an attendant. Hanlon cannot be
A wholesale jail delivery occurred at
Red Lodge, Mont., Persons outside
pried off a window bar and opened the
cells with skeleton keys, and four
Montana desperadoes made their
After nearly 20 years, a man turns
up at Fort Worth, Tex., who claims
Jesse James was not killed at St.
Joseph, Mo., by Bob Ford, but that it
was a detective who was killed. The
man says Jesse James is now running
a grocery store 20 miles from Trini
dad, Colo.
Large masses of Boxers are still in
Chinese rally their forces and pre
pare to attack the allies in Pekin.
The Russian commander in Pekin
forbids communication with Chinese.
It was Prince Turn and not Prince
Tuan who was captured by the Japan
nese. Three young women were drowned
while bathing at Findlay Lake, New
Boers laid a trap for General Buller's
cavalry and succeeded in capturing a
The United
its guaranteed
States will not sacrifice
rights and privileges in
Food supply at Tien Tsin is insuffi
cient for refugees and a famine is im
Japan has notified Li Hung Chang
that negotiations will be impossible
until plenipotentiaries acceptable to
the powers are appointed.
The population of New Orleans as
announced by the census bureau is
887,104, aaginst 242,039 in 1890, an
increase of 45,065, or 18.62 per cent.
Fire destroyed the top floor of a
building in New York City occupied
by Birkenfeld-Strauss Company, manui
facturers of ladies' underwear, causing
a loss of $300,000.
Five overturned fishing smacks were,
found with all their sails flat on th
water in the Gulf of Georgia, 15 mile
from Vancouver, B. C, after a gale,
and as a result several fishermen were
The Yaqui Indians, who have been
fighting the Mexican troops in Sonora,
have sued for peace. Two thousand o
the bucks yet under arms refuse to
join the tribal neogtiations, fearing
that it means annihilation. '
Twenty thousand packing house em
ployes in the big . cities of the country
may be thrown out of employment Sep
tember 16, on account of being unable,
to secure what they consider an equita
ble adjustment of the wage scale.
Joseph Kronke, a butcher in the Po
lish district of Detroit, Mich., known,
as "King of Poles," a power in poli
tics, was accidentally killed in his own
ice house by being pinioned between
two chunks of ice and frozen to death.
At Helnea, Mont., thieves stole
$5,000 worth of gold from the assay
office of the Jay Gould cyanide plant.
The gold was in a retort and represent
ed a two-weeks' clean-up of R. A.
Harsh's cyanide mill. The amalgam
was red hot when taken from the office,
having just come from the furnace.
Mrs. Samuel Swartwood, wife of a
railroad engineer living in Wilkesbarre,
Pa., has just given birth to her 25th
baby, 20 of whom are living.
Lewis Wilkins, a farmer near St.
Paul, thinks he's the tallest man on
earth. He was six feet when 10 years
old, and is now 8 feet 11 M inches.
Cliauncey Depew in London denied
that American railroads are over capi
talized, and says every business in the
United States is healthier than ever ,
before. j
Americans Help Defeat Box
ers Near Tien Tsin.
Contradictory Reports as to the Where
abouts of the Empress Dowager
Karl Li Converted.
London, August 27. Five hundred
American troops participated in a sig
nal defeat ot Boxers outside Tien Tsin,
August 19. The fact is briefly report
ed fiom Vienna. Details of the en
gagement came from the Renter agent
at Tien Tsin in a dispatch dated Au
gust 20. In addition to the Ameri
cans, the force consisted of 375 British
and 200 Japanese, all under the Btit
ish general, Dorward. The fight took
place at a village six miles southwest
of Tien Tsin, where the allied forces
found a considerable number of Box
ers, whom they engaged, killing over
300 and taking 64 wounded prisoners,
who were sent to the hospitals of the
allies. The village was burned. The
Americans had five wounded, the Ja
panese six and the British none.
Hundreds of Boxers' flags, spears and
swords were captured.
From Shanghai comes a report, qual
ified by the assertion that it is from
purely Chinese sources, that the em
press dowager, after proceeding one
days' journey from Pekin, became ter
rified at the looting by General Tung
Fnh Siang's troops and went back to
A Chinese telegram from Sinan Fu
says that Prince Tnan has been cap
tured by a detachment of the allies.
Other Chinese messages record the
formation of a provisional government
in Pekin by the allies, but this ap
pears to be a purely military measure
and merely an elaboration of the
echeme for dividing the city into sec
tions for police purposes.
Li Hung Chang has received word
that the allies entered Pekin easily be
cause the troops of General Tung Fuh
Siang utterly refused to face the allies.
According to the Shanghai correspond
ent of the Daily Express, Earl Li, re
cognizing .the futility of an attempt to
drive the foreigners from China, now
proteases conversion to reform princi
ples. Old Man Still Game.
New York, August 27. "Whipped
into insensibility in less than two
rounds," is the story in brief of Tom
Sharkey's meeting with Bob Fitzsim
mons at the Coney Island Sporting
Club tonight, Fitzsimmons was the
victor, Sharkey was the loser. Fitz
simmons said all along that when an
opportunity presented itself he would
prove conclusively that he was Shar
key's superior and settle accounts for
the injustice done him when he met
Sharkey in California four years ago.
Sharkey was eqqually confident that
he wonld prove to be Fitzsimmons
master in the ring, but the result of
tonight's battle and the brevity of it
proved that Fitzsimmons is still a
great fighter and able to beat the best
of the heavyweights. He has beaten
Corbett, Ruhlin and Sharkey.
A San Francisco Boyeitt.
San Francisco, August 27. The
Building Trades Council, representing
28 trade orgainzations, has ordered a
general boycott of all goods turned out
by nine-hour planing mills. The ac
tion is the result of the millowners'
peremptory declaration that under no
circumstances would they consent to
arbitration or accede, to the demands
of the employes for an eight-hour work
day. Resolutions declaring the nine
hour mills unfair and ordering the
trade unions to refuse to "handle, plate
or work on any building where unfair
mill work constitutes a part of the
structure," have been adopted by a
unanimous vote of the council.
Omaha's Population.
Wasbnigton, August 27. The popu
lation of the city of Ohaha, Neb., ac
ording to the official account of the
e turns of the twelfth census is 102,555
for 1900 against 140,452 in 1890.
These figures show for the city as a
whole a decrease in population of 37,
497 or 26.78 per cent from 1890 to
1900. The population in 1880 was
80.518, showing aninrcease of 109,934,
or 360.23 per cent from 1880 to 1890.
Electrical Storm.
St. Joseph, Mich., August 27. The '
worst electrical storm of years struck
here early today. The steeple of the
Lutheran church was splintered by
lightning, and 10 barns, a few miles
south of here, containing the season's
harvest, were a(so struck, and it is re
ported, were burned to the ground. A
huge wave, like that which recently
visited Chicago, advanced 10 feet up
the shore, washing away a number of
small boats and thousands of feet of
Statue of Apollo Found.
Athens, August 27. A magnificent
marble statne of Apollo, life size, has
been discovered in this vicinity. Its
workmanship is of the fifth century, B.
C, and it is believed to be the first in
existence. Archaeologists are delight
ed at this important discovery.
Lightning; Killed Children.
Milwaukee, August 27. During an
other storm tonight two children of
Charles Zunker were killed by a bolt
of lightning while at play in a barn on
their father's farm, two miles north of
the city. The county hospital was
struck by lightriing and a section of
the roof torn awav.
The population of Indianapolis is
169.164, against 105,436 in 1890, an
increase of 63,728, or 40.44 per cent.
They Have Planned a Great
Parade for Sent. 8m
Portland Carnival Will Be a Bis; Success
by the Men Who Never Know Defeat
In Their Dally Business They Want
Their Customers to Join Them.
Portland, August 27. It is now a
conceded fact that Traveling Men's Day
at the Elks' carnival, to be held in
Portland, will be one of the greatest
attractions of the fair. September 8
has been set as Travelers' Day. and
every traveling man in the Northwest
will be in line in one of the most
unique and instructive parades ever
witnessed on any street. Each travel
ing man will be decked out in a linen
duster, wearing a white crush hat with
blue ribbon band and carrying an
umbrella. There will be at least 1,000
f them in line. There will also be
aumerous flaits, each representing the
.-raveling men of the different cen
turies, from the 15th to the present
date, with elaborate costumes suited
for the occasion. They will also show
the different methods by which they
travel, including the pack mule, stage
coaches, backboards, freight trains and
Pullman cars. The hotel accomoda
tions which they have to contend with
will not be left out of this parade. It
is the desire of the travelers and also
of the houses they represent, that all
of their customers and friends be pres
ent that day so they can see the travel
ing man in his every day trials, show
ing both the good and bad of their
trips. The boys are making special
preparations to treat their customers
and friends in a royal way.
The Flan Is to Tie TJp Building Opera
tions in the City.
Chicago, August 27. Unless the
plans of the leaders miscarry every un
ion man connected with the Building
Trades Council will be called out on a
strike before Labor Day.
The plumDers have already been or
dered out and the intention is that all
other unions whose men are working
shall follow suit. Owing to increased
activity in the building trades within
the last few days, many union men
have been put to work, in some places
with the consent of the business agents,
and it is the purpose of the unions to
stop the work wherever the bosses be
lieved they bad . won a victory and
show them that the labor organizations
are still in the fight. The business
agent of one of the largest "unions said:
"Contractors have come to believe
that it is comparatively easy sailing for
them now, and accordingly have been
undertaikng some large jobs with the
idea that there would be no further
trouble from the unions. They will
find to their disgust that many of the
men whom they supposed to be non
union men have become members of the
unions and they will sipmly be unable
to do any work. It is the only thing
that is left the unions unless they pro
pose to give up their fight. The idea
of helping the contractors along thei.
jobs has been a mistake which is gen
arally recognized now and they will
Snd there is a lot of fight left among
the men yet."
Fight Between Groulers and Baden
rowel's Forces.
London, August 27. Lord Roberts
reports as follows:
"Buller's division marched to Van
wyck's Vlei, 15 miles south of Belfast,
yesterday. His casualties were 20.
' 'Paget reports from Hammanskraal
that Baden-Powell engaged Grobler's
rear guard all day yesterday. Grobler
was driven back east ot Pinaar river.
Baden-Powell occupied the railway
station of that name. During the
fight Baden-Powell's advance and that
of the enemy galloped into each other,
the Rhodesians losing Colonel Spreck
ley and four men killed and seven
wounded. Many of the Boers were
killed or wounded. They were at Cy
ferkuile this morning. Plumer and
Hickman were closely pursuing them.
"It seems certain that De wet finding
it hopeless to make his way eastward
has recrossed the Magaliesberg with a
few wounded, with the intention of re
turning to the Orange River colony.
He was in a very different condition
from that when he left Bethlehem with
six or eight guns and 2,000 men. His
guns have mostly been bnried and hie
personal followers cannot be more than
War May Be Averted.
London, August 27. Numerous dis
patches appear in the morning papers
regarding the Bnlgaro-Roumanian situ
ation, growing ont of the demand of
Roumania for the suppression of the
Macedonian revolutionary committees
whose headquarters are at Sofia.
What appears to be the most reliable
summary of the latest developments
comes frm the Vienna correspondent of
the Standard who says: "The convic
tion prevails that the conflict between
Roumania and Bulgaria has now lost
much of its acuteness, and that in the
end Bulgaria will satisfy the Rouman
ian demands."
New Orbleans, August 27. Sam
Fields, a young negro, was shot tc
deat by a mob of white men iast night
near Whitehall, in Livingstone parish.
Fields bad attempted an assault on
Mrs. Peter Poche.
James ville, Wis., August 37. A ter
rific hail, wind and rain storm visited
this section this afternoon. Several
farm build lings were destroyed, and
whole fields of tobacco are cnt U
pieces. The, damage is estimated af
Chinese Reported Rallying
Their Forces at Pekin.
Russian and Japanese Cavalry Were
Kxpected to Kncounter The a
Several Days Ago.
Washington, August 28. A dispatch
received at the Japanese legation today
from the foreign office of Japan, con
veying the latest and most authentic
information of the situation in and
around Pekin. In a measure the ad
vices were of a disquieting nature as
they indicated that the Chinese had
rallied their forces and weie preparing
for an attack upon the allies in Pekin.
If it should prove that the allied forces
were besieged in Pekin it would ac
count for the lack of advices from Geu
eial Chaffee. As made public by Min
ister Takahira the dispatch from the
Japanese foreign office at Tokio is as
"An official telegram, dated Pekin,
August 18, was received at Tokio from
General Yamaguchi, commander f the
Japanese forces, to the following effect:
'The capital is now entirely cleared of
the enemy. A cavalry regiment which
had been sent to Wan Shau Shan
(where the empress dowager's palace
is located), reports that the imperial
family,-who had left Pekin August 14,
started, after a short rest at Wan Shau
Shan for the west, and were under the
escort of General Maa and his troops,
oonsisting of only about 500 horsemen
and 20 carts. The Japanese forces oc
cupied the treasury department, in
which over 2,000,000 taels in silver
and a large quantity of rice were
"Another telegraphic dispatch, dated
Taku, August 23, states that as the
Chinese troops -and Boxevs, who had
gathered at Nan Yuen, were about to
attack the foreign forces at Pekin, Ja
panese and Russian cavalry were ex
pected to encounter them on the 20th.
The dispatch further states that Chi
nese -infantry, 9,000 strong, with 15
guns, are advancing from Shan lung
to make a rear attack on the allies."
A copy of the dispatch was transmit
ted to Acting Secretary Adee, at the
department of state and by him fur
nished to' the president. While the
news of a possible rear attack upon the
comparatively small force of the allies
was not received with surpiise, gener
ally, it. was not regarded as serious, as
the foreign forces are believed to be
abundantly able to take care of them
selves against any force of Chinese
likely to be sent against them.
Three Men Found Parlshins Because of
Lack of Water.
El Paso, Texas, August 28. Three
men, who had almost perished from
thirst, have been found in the desert
near the Coleran church, 60 miles
north of El Paso. One of the men is
Professor R. K. "Cook, who recently
came to this city from the East. The
men left Almo Gordo, N. M., on bicy
cles, Thursday, bound for El Paso.
They took the overland road through
the Tularosa valley. On that route
there is a desert of sand 70 miles wide.
When the men had goue about 30 miles
their bicycles broke down and they bad
to walk. One of the. men reahed the
Clorean church, but had to be treated
for several hours before be could speak.
He then told of hisi comrades. Two
men with jugs of water tied on their
saddles went back in search of the
missing men. One was found 15 miles
away exhausted and unconscious in
the sand and was brought to the ranch.
The other. Professor Cook, was found
20 miles further away in spasms and
would probably have died in an hour
bad he not received water. All the
men are now in a critical condition.
The names of the other two men were
not learned.
Morocco Asked to Pay.
Tangier, Morocco, August 28. A
United States warship has arrived here
to suppoit the claim arising out of the
mjrder last June of Marcus Essagin,
a naturalized American citizen, who
was the manager of a French firm.
Essagin, while riding on horseback,
jolted against the mule of a Morocco
priest. A dispute ensued, during
which Essgin, in self-defense, drew his
revolver and fired, wounding a native.
This was a signal for a general attack
upon the American, who received doz
ens of knife wounds and whose body
was burned, according to some ac
counts, before life was extinct.
Cut hy a Negro.
St. Joseph, Mo., August 28.- An
unknown negro boy probably fatally
slashed Angus Morrison, superintend
ent of bridges for the Chicago Gieat
Western railway, tonight, as he was
hurringy to catch a train. Morrison's
throat was cut, probably with a razor.
Morrison can give no reason for the
assault, unless it is because he acci
dentally brushed against the negro.
The empress dowager, the emperor
and the Chinese court have fled to the
province of Shen Si.
Attacked by Hoodlums.
St. Joseph, Mo., August 28. Be
cause St. Joseph did not win both ball
games today, a gang of hoodlums were
angered and assaulted Umpire Dick
Ebright for calling out a player at first
base during the eighth inning. The
police could not, or would not, prevent
a disgraceful scene. Ebright and the
Denvei players were pelted with mis
sies and fled to points of safety. Pitcher
Schmidt, of Denver, felled several
members of the mob with a club.
eneral Olivier Taken by Hamilton's
Force at Wlnburg.
London. August 29. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"The Boers have been beaten back
by Bruce Hamilton at Winburg. Gen
ara! Olivier has been captured."
The iVsxt of Lord Roberts' dispatch
shows that three of Olivier's sons also
were cap-tared in the attack which the
Boers made from three sides on Win
burg. Lord Roberts adds that General
Olivier was "the moving spirit among
the Boers in the southeast portion of the
Orange Colony during the war."
The following dispatch was received
fiom Lord Roberts:
"Belfast, August 26. Engaged the
enemy the greater part of the day,
over a perimeter of nearly 30 miles.
Littleton's division and two brigades of
cavalry, all under Buller, operated
southwest of Dalmanutha. French,
with two brigades of cavalry, moved
northwest of Belfast, driving the enemy
to Lekenvly, on the Belfast Lydenburg
road. As soon as French reached Le
kenvly, Pole-Carew advanced from Bel
fast in support.
"The enemy in considerable strength
opposed Bullers' and Pole-Carew's ad
vance. He brought three long Toms
and many other guns and pom-poms
(quick-firing guns) into action. The
firing, until dark, was hot and persis
tent. Buller hopes his casualties will
not exceed 40. Pole-Carew has not
yet reported. The Boers are making
a determined stand. They have a
large number of guns, the country is
difficult and well suited for their tac
tics, and is less favorable to cavalry
than any we have hitherto worked
Wiring from Belfast today, "Lord
Roberts says:
"Our casualties yesterday were won
derfully few, considering the heavy fir
ing and the number of hours we were
engaged. Bullet estimates bis losses
at two killed and 24 wounded. His
troops had to bivouack where they
stopped after the darkness fell, and ac
curate returns are as yet impossible.
The casualties of the force operating
north of Belfast were three killed and
34 wounded.'
The Barbarous Treatment of Soldiers ol
Lieutenant Weaver's Company.
Emporia, Kan., August 29. Lien
tenant William Weaver, of the Thirty
second United States volunteers, who
resigned in the spring on account of
illness and who has just returned home
from the Philippines, tells of barbari
ties practiced by Filipinos upon Ameri
can soldiers. He said that outside of
the Macabebes, who are friendly to the
Americans, the Filipinos are very
"Six men were killed at Dinalupi
jahn," said Lieutenant Weaver, "and
I do not think there was a man that
had fewer than 10 builet holes in his
body. In the case of one American
soldier it looked as if the muzzle ot the
revolver had been placed right in his
eye and fired. He was also stabbed in
tba neck and breast with bayonets.
Here is another case of cruelty; Harry
Easter and McDonald, two of my com
pany, were killed instantly. Easter
was shot in the neck and the other fel
low was shot in the back of the head.
Only about 20 of the company were
with them and they were attacked by
about 250 Filipinos. The Americans
fought them an hour and 45 minutes.
They had to leave the dead and when
they came back the rebels had stripped
the boys of all their clothing. They
pulled up grass and sticks and built a
fire on their breasts. We got to the
boys before anything further was done
to them . We got Easter and the other
fellow away befoie they weie burned.
Koaeburg Child Killed.
' Roseburg, Or., August 29. A team
belonging to James Schaffner, a farm
er, took fright this evening and ran
away on Mill street, dashing into a
lighter vehicle, in which were P. J.
Muir, a grocery man, his wife and lit
tle child. The frightened horses actu
ally climbed into the buggy, trampling
the occupants under their feet. The
childs' skull was crushed, causing death
in a few minutes, and Mrs. Muir is ser
iously but not fatally injured. Mr.
Muir escaped with a few scratches and
Gold From the North.
Seattle. August 29. The steamship
Ohio arrived from Nome today with
832 passenvgers and treasure estimated
at $2,000,000. About one-third of the
gold came from Nome. The Klondike
contributed the remainder. The
steamer South Portland arrived tonight
with $40,000 in gold from Nome and
113 steerage passengers.
Strike Declared Off. .
Chicago, August 29. The Chicago
Plumbers' Union, at a meeting to
night, declared off the strike which was
ordered a week ago. The men, 400 in
number, will return to work tomorrow.
Beef for Russia.
Chicago, August 29. A local pack
ing company has received an order from
the Russian government for 6,000,000
pounds of "beef on the hoof" to feed
the soldiers of the war in China. This
is the largest order of the kind in the
history of the Chicago meat trade. It
will take 5,000 fatted cattle to fill the
order. The cattle will be sent from
San Francisco, via Hawaii and Japan.
Missionaries Massacred.
London, August 29. Mr. Morgan, of
the Chinese Inland Mission, who has
arrived here from Fn Tsman Fu, re
ports that 37 foreign missionaries and
30 converts have been massacred at Tai
Yuen Fu. The Japanese have landed
more bluejackets at Amoy, where order
is maintained in spite of the great excitement.
First Prize Awarded Oregon
and Washington Grain.
Tn Display Was Prepared by Colonel
Judson and Sent by the O. V.
& N. Company.
Through the efforts of the O. R. &
N. Company a display of Washington
and Oregon grain was made at the
Paris exposition that took first prize, a
gold medal. The wheat of the Colum
bia river basin in Washington and Ore
gon is thus declared to be the best in
the world.
The exhibit was prepared under the
direction of Col. R. C. Judson, indus
trial agent of the O. R. & N. The
principle portion of the exhibit came
from the company's experimental farm
at Walla Walla. But large quantities
of grains and grasses, were obtained
from several other places in the two
The exhibit consisted of 58 different
varieties of wheat, and a few samples
of oats and barley. "I was confident
that they would prove world-beaters,"
remarked Mr. Judson. "I bad exer
cised great care in the selection of the
seed. The display was certainly a
magnificent one, and we are more than
pleased' to learn that our opinion is
shared by those in authority at Paris."
The grain went from Portland by ex
press in a neatly framed and painted
A large box of grain in quart sacks
was sent. The sacks were made of fine
white cloth, tied with red, white and
blue ribbons and the following printed
inscription, in brilliant scarlet ink:
"Raised along the line of the Oregon
Railroad & Navigation Company; head
quarters, Portland, Or., U. S. A." In
each package was a neatly printed card
bearing the name of the grower, the
variety ot the grain, the yield per acre
and his postoffice address. These sam
ples are intended for distribution in the
principal wheat centers of the United
(Kingdom, and it is left to the depart
ment of agiicalture to see to the suc
cessful carrying out cf this programme.
Mr. Judson says his idea in accom
panying these small packages by the
mentioned data was to satisfy the sev
eral recipients, should they compare
notes, that the samples were from sev
eral fields and not from one particular
ly favored section. The effect of this
remarkable recognition of the resources
of the Northwest witt be far-reaching.
The attention of the newspapers all
over the world will not only be arrest
ed, but a mighty factor in the direction
of immigration will assert itself. The
O. R. & N. Co. has covered itself with
glory, and at the same time rendered
the section in which it operates a
service of great worth.
All this recalls the fact that Hood
river apples took first prize at the
world's fair in Chicago, and Ashland
peaches took first prize there also.
Washington timber and minerals were
leaders and that state took many first
Populist National Committee Accepted
Him as Vice-Presidential Nominee.
Chicago, August 29. At a meeting
of the People's party national commit
tee today the declination of Charles A.
Towne as the vice-presidential nomi
nee for the party was accepted, and the
name of Adlai E. Stevenson was put
in his place. This result was obtained
after a long debate, beginning at 2 P.
M. and ending about 6:30 P. M. In
the beginning there were three courses
advocated by different members of the
committee, viz.: to nominate a Popu
list, to leave the place vacant, or last
ly, to indorse Mr. Stevenson.
Senator Marion Butler, chairman of
the committee, in a warm speech of
some length, advocated leaving the
place blank, contending that Bryan
and Stevenson would reoeive more Pop
ulist votes than if a candidate for vice
president was named. But one test
vote was taken. A motion was made
to indorse Mr. Stevenson. For this
motion, Mr. Washburn, of Massachu
setts, moved as a substitute that a Pop
ulist be placed upon the ticket. The
substitute was lost on a call of the roll
by a vote of 24 ayes to 71 noes. The
original motion was then adopted by a
viva-voice vote. There were 124 mem
bers of the committee present or pre
presented by proxies.
Yellowstone Park Fire Out.
Washington, August 29. Acting
Superintendent Goode, of the Yellow
stone National Park, in a telegram re
ceived today by the secretary of the
interior, says the forest fire that has
been raging in the park has been ex
tinguished. The fire was confined
mostly to dead and down timber, and
the loss or area of the conflagration is
not known.
Extreme Beat in New York.
New York. August 29. The extreme
hot weather continued today, and the
weather bureau says the heat will last
two days longer. Eleven deaths were
reported today.
New Spanish War Order.
Chattanooga, Tenn., August 29.
The United States Volunteer Associa
tion, the membership of which is- ex
pected to exceed 200,000, was formed
here today, with Colonel Richard,
Henry Savage, ot New York, who com
manded the battalion of engineers in
the Cuban campaign, as president.
The objects of this association we iden
tical with those of the Spanish war
orders. The association will be strict-,
ly nonpartisan, nonsectional and uoa-sectarian.

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