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GAZETTE WEEKLY. IIMOV F.stab. July. 18U7. GAZETTE 1-Utab. Dec, 1862. Consolidated Feb. 1899. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1500. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 41. EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of thf. World. TRRSR TICKS FROM J'rTK WIRES An Interesting- Collection of Items From 'iie Two Hemispheres ProgMtl ul lu a Coriecsed 7ct3aV Hoodlums at Victor, Colo., attacked Governor Roosevelt. Conger will not vet begin negotia tions with the Chinese commission. Buffalo, N. Y., is made the eighth city of the United states by the new census, having passed Cincinnati and San Francisco. The Parkland Fishing & Packing Company has been incorporated with a capital of $20,000. Its headquarters will be Parkland, Pierce county, Wash. A passenger train on the Fort Worth & Rio Cirande railroad ran into a wash out near Rock Creek, Texas. One person was killed and eight badly in jured. George F. Drew, the first Democratic governor of Florida after the war, died at his home at Jacksonville, aged 73 years. Two hours before his death his wife died from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy. News has been received of hurricane at Offord, Iceland, September 20. The wind, it is said, blew 120 miles an hour. Nearly all the fishing smacks were driven ashore, houses were razed and several persons were killed. There was great destruction of property. The Republic lion & Steel Com pany's works in East St. Louis, 111., known as the Tudor Iron Works, have resumed operations after a suspension of two mouths on account of (he fail ure to agree upon a wage scale. An agreement has now Seen reached and signed for the ensuing year, and up wards of 800 men are at work. A Winnipeg, Manitoba, special says: C. E. Stevens, a Methodist missionary at Oxford House, in the district of Kowateen, in a letter dated September 10, 1900, states that during the late winter and early spring of this year between 20 and 30 Indians of the Saul teau tribe, lesiding near Andy Lake, died of starvation. Rabbits and deer have fed this people, and although they ate even the bark of trees, they were not able to sustain life. A large timber-land deal was com pleted at Albany, Or., by the riling in the office of the county recorder a deed from W. H. Stimson, of Los Anglees, Cal.. to Theodore O. Wither, of La Crosse, Wis., conveying about 4,500 acres of timber land in the southern part of tbe county for the consideration of $40,860. Two other deeds oi 100 acres each were filed in favor of With er, the consideration being approxi mately $10 an acre, a high price for timber land, indicating an increased demand for such property. Germany is about to declare war on China. General John M. Palmer, of Illinois, is dead. Galveston appeals for help to rebuild the city. Four persons were killed by a tornado in an Iowa town. Epidemic of smallpox at Nome has been stamped out. Von Waldersee will demand the sur rend CST of leaders of the outrages. American troops, except a legation guard, are ordered from China to Ma nila. Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, opened the Republican campaign in Illinois, with a speech in Chicago. Senator Caffery, of Lonisana, baa officially declined the presidential nom ination by the National party. At Trre Haute, tad.'. The Abbott broke the world's trotting record of 2:03, held by Alix, making the mile in 2:03. Another death from bubonic plague was reported at Glasgow, making tbe seventh since the outbreak. Only 40 persons are now under obseivation. Prince Henry, of Prussia, Is now commander-in-chief of the First Ger man squadron, succeeding Vice-Admiral Hoffmann, who has been relieved fiom the post. The Austrian press bitterly con demns the attitude of the United States towards China, attributing to the course of the Washington government "the arrogant defiance with which China is treating the allies." The Isthmian canal commission stated that it would be able. to submit a report to congress sufficiently com prehensive to serve as a basis for the action of that body at the approaching session, if it should be desirable to act. Dispatches announce that among the missionaries killed by Chinese in the massacre in Yannan province were Bishop Fantonsalli and Father Qnirine, of the Roman Catholic church. It was said that the bishop died after the most awful torture. It is reported that Chicago and Lon don firms will invest $20,000,000 in Colorado mines. Spirit distillers and distributors have formed a co-operative association em bracing all the distilleries in the Unit ed States. A Victoria (B. C.) dispatch says that j the money has been stihsrcibed for a 1 new railroad from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast with a branch line to Dawson. I LATER NEWS. British recapture their guns from the fioers. Bryan made Minnesota. a dozen speches in The pope favors the American policy in the Philippines. Germany denies any agreement with France and Russia. Many business men will join excur sion to Walla Walla. Roosevelt spoke to 30,000 or 40,000 Nebraskans in McCook. Idaho miners convicted of conspiracy to obstruct mail train during big strike of 1899. Washington stockmen confer with Commissioner Hermann regarding grazing on forest reserves. The population of the city of Los Angeles, Cal., according to the census of 1900, is 102,479, an increase of 52, 048, or 103.35 per cent since 1890. Within a radius of 12 miles of Sump ter. Or., six lumber mills are in opera tion. The timber in that district is of splendid quality and there is an active market for it. John E. Hudson, president of tbe American Bell Telephone Company, died suddenly in the Boston & Maine railroad station at Beverly, Mass., while waiting for a train. The 700 employes of the Reading Iron Company, of Deanville, Pa., de cided today to accept the 25 per cent reduction in their wages, to take effect October, and against which they struck. The Austrian steamer9 Lloyd has sailed from Lourenco Marques, having on board 400 Transvaal refugees, part of them being Irish-Americans. All their expenses have been paid by the Tiansvaal government. Each man re ceived 30 shillings and will be paid $42.50 on landing at any port which may be selected by them. Captain J. V. Henry, of Quincy, 111., who has just resigned as assistant postmaster, wa3 arrested for the al leged embezzlement of $3,300, funds of the National Railway Mall Service Benevolent Assciation, of which he had been secretary and treasurer since its organization. Henry had given the association a bond of $10,000. Sim Leep was killed at Carson, Or., by being run over by a logging wagon. The accident occurred one-half mile from Brown's saw mill, where he was employed. He was driving a heavily loaded four-horse logging wagon down a steep grade, when the brake failed to work, and the horses ran away. The driver jumped, but was caught under 1 the load. Deceased was 25 years old. Two of the horses were killed outright. Count von Waldersee has arrived at Tien Tsin. The Chinese government has ordered the degradation of Prince Tuan. Germans want Waldersee to offer a reward for the head of Prince Tuan. An audience of 20,000 people was addressed by Roosevelt in Kansas City, Ho. Governor Sayers says he has re- j ceived $672,476 for aid of Texas suffer ers. To date, 2,339 bodies have been offi- ; dally leported found at Galveston, ' Texas. The postoffice at Mesa, 12 miles from Phoenix, Arizona, was robbed of $1,000 ; in stamps and $200 in cash. Thomas G. Sherman, the famous lawyer and single-tax advocate, died at his home in New York, aged 66. W. Burke Cochran spoke against ex pansion in the Coliseum in Chicago be fore an audience of 12,000 persons. Imperial statistics show that 544,- 283 children below 14 years of age are engaged in industrial pursuits in Ger many. ' Lientenant-General Miles in his an nual report renews his recommendation for the further use of the automobile in the army. Tbe plant of the Illinois Steel Com pany at Joliet, 111., has been shut down owing to a lack of orders. Two thous md men are affected. Tbe population of St. Joseph, Mo., according to the United States census, is 102,979, against 52,324 in 1890, an increase of 50,655, or 96.81 per cent. A city detective of Cleveland, Ohio, was shot and instantly killed while trying to put a stop to a shooting affray between nnion and nonunion molders. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, the total number of postage stamps of all kinds issued in the Unit ed States, including ordinary stamps, postage due stamps, stamped envelopes and postal cards, reached the enormous total o'f 5,333,000,000, valued at $98, 000,000 an increase of -400,000,000. stamps over the preceding year. General MacArthur recently issued the following general order for the bet terment of the government of the city of Manila: "Existing orders requir ing residents of the city of Manila to confine themselves to their homes after 10 o'clock P. M., are hereby amended to extend tbe hour to 11 P. M., after which hour tbe streets will be cleared by the police. Saloons will be closed at 10 P. M.. and the sale of liquor pro hibited after that hour." The great world's fair that was an nounced for Brussels in 1905, has been abandoned because of the failure of the Paris exposition. The new year at West Point began with 434 cadets on tbe rolls, the largest number by 60 that was ever at the academy. British capitalists have acquired op tions oa more than 1,000,000 acres of oil fields in northern Wyoming and has organized the Western States Oil Com pany of America. IN HANDS OF REBELS Captain Shields and Party Captured in Marinduque. RELIEF FORCE HURRIED OUT The Missing Expedition Consists Fifty-Uiree Men Besides Officers and Crew of a Gunboat. Washington, Oct. 1. The war de partment has received the following cablegram from General MacArthur: "Manila, Sept. 30. Adjutant-General, Washington: September 11, Cap tain Devereaux Shields, with 51 men of company F, Twentv-ninth regiment United States volunteer infantry, and one hospiital corps man, left Santa Cruz, Marinduque, by the gunboat Yillalobos, for Torrijos, intending to return overland to Santa Cruz. Ha.ve beard nothing since from Shields. Scarcely doubt that tbe entire party has been captured with many killed and wounded, Shields among the lat ter. Information sent by letter from the commanding officer at Boac, dated 20th, received September 24, consisted of rumors through natives. "The Yorktown and two gunboats, George Anderson (colonel Thirty eighth volunteer infantry), with two companies Thirty-eighth volunteer in fantry, sent to Marinduque immediate ly. Anderson confirms the first report as to capture, but was unable, on Sep tember 27, to give details and present whereabouts of Shields and party, or names of the killed and wounded. His information will probabiy be available soon. Anderson has orders to com mence operations immediately and move relentlessly, until Shields and his party are rescued. Logan will be sent to Marinduque, if necessary, to clear up the situation. "MACARTHUR." The Twenty-ninth infantry was re cruited at Fort McPherson, Ga. Cap tain Shields was lieutenant-colonel ot the Second Mississippi during the Span ish war. He was made captain in the Twenty-ninth infantry July 5, 1899. He was a resident of Natchez, Mis., where his wife now resides. The scene of this latest reverse is a small island lying due south of the southern coast of Luzon and about 300 miles from Manila. Marinduque is about 24 miles in diameter and was garrisoned by two small detachments of United States troops. One of these was at Boac, on the west coast of the island, and the other was at Sinta Cruz, the principal port on the -north Bide. Captain Shields appears to have started fiom Santa Cruz on a gunboat for Torrijos, a small coast port, and it is inferred that the boat as well as the body of troops under that officer has been captured, for the dispatch makes no reference to her return. The officers of the gunboat Yillalo bos were: Lieutenant Edwdrd Simp son, commanding; Ensign I. F. Landis and Naval Cadet R. W. Vincent. L eutenant Sipmson has seen over 14 years active sea serivce. He entered the navy June 17, 1888. He returned from bis last torn of sea service in May, 1896, and was assigned to shore duty . February 1, 1898, he was order ed to tli s Brooklyn. Ensign Landis has seen not quite three years of sea serivce. He joined the navy Septem ber 6, 1893, and his last cruise expired in May, 1899. He was ordered to the Asiatic squadron December 22, 1899. Cadet Vincent has had one year and seven mouths of sea service. February 1, 1899, he waa assigned to the New Orleans. Gas Tank Exploded. XTonr Vnrlr ftes 1 At. 1 -4K this morning a gas tank exploded in the ! Central Gas Light Company's works ! at the foot of East One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street. Tbe explosion was heard for miles around, and broke all the windows in the vicinity. The burning naptha flowed down the street and into the engine-room of tbe gas company, setting it afire. Two alarms were sent in and tbe fireboat was sum moned. The Acmes at this time shot 70 feet in the air. The fire is still burning fiercely and the riiemen are righting desperately to prevent tbe flames from spreading to the gae hold ers, which are near the scene of the sxplosion. There has been no loss of life. Tore Down the Flay;. San Antonip, Texas, Oct. 1. Unit ded States Consul W. W. Mills, at Chihuahua, Mexico, reported to tbe federal authorities at Washington, de tailing an insult to the American flag over his consulate September 16, the anniversary of Mexico's independence, , by a mob of Mexicans. He bad hoist ed tbe United States and Mexican flags I in honor of the day, and the mob tore down the United States colors. Lumber Plant Burned. Mendocino, Cal., Oct. 1. Tne plant of the Albion Lumber Company, at Al bion, was destroyed by fire today, to gether with 400,000 feet of lumber and 1,000 cords of tan bark. The dry kiln, store, hotel and several dwellings be longing to the company were also con sumed. The loss is between $125,000 and $150,000. Fire in Usmbarf. Hamburg, Oct. 1. In a fire today Pfgluks & Tietgen's warehouse, the Robertson grease warehouses, Bothces' granary and four residences were de stroyed. The loss is estimated at over 1,000,000 marks. Fire in Mexico Clt.r. Mexico City, Oct. 1. The dry goods store La Yalencia, owned by Sebastian, Robert & Co., was tunned late last night. The loss is est mated at $750,. 000. " Europe Apparently Determined to Par- tition China. New York, Sept. 29. A dispatch to the Herald from Shanghai says: The situation in China is now more serious than ever before for those who are interetsed in preserving the integri ty of the empire. The Chinese govern ment is in the power of Boxer leaders who are not likely to submit to the empress dowager any proposition un favorable to them. The friendly vice roys of the south are loyal to the thione and any foreign aggression in Southern China will precipitate an uprising. There is danger that tbe friendly vice roys will be replaced. Sheng. the friendly Taotai of Shanghai, has been ordered north, and that practically means his death. Russia is holding all the forts and strategical points from Takn to Pekin. Rnsia'a possession of the railway shows by the permanent arrangement which her officers are making that she intends to swallow the north of China. No one here believes &at Russia will ever move out except under overwhelming pressure from other powers. Ger many's assurance tnat she does not de sire territory in China, if the latter be able to pay an indemnity, is mislead- i ing. Her demand fbr the punishment of the leaders of the Boxers as a con- : dition precedent to peace negotiations means continued war and perhaps the complete disruption of the Chinese gov- eminent. Friendly feeling between Japan and Russia is increasing. France is hand in glove with Russia. Vice Admiral Seymours I attempt to under take the isolated British occupation of Shanghai and to patrol the Yangtse Kiang bas weakened the British posi tion, while losing an opportunity to make a definite agreement for non-partition of tbe empire 'with Japan. The United States is consistent but power less. Lu Li Chnan IAn't who, it is unoffi cially announced, is to be the new viceroy of Canton, is anti-foreign. Un less tbe allies protest the friendly vice rovs are likely to have no friends left in China. The only method of dealing with the situation not involving the division of Chinese territory is through the friendly viceroys gradually remov ing the throne from,, the power of the Boxer leaders. Americans on tbe spot believe that the settlement of the pres ent question will -decide the fate of enormous and increasing American and Chinese trade. INDUSTRIAL CRISIS. The Indications I'oint to Hard Times Coming In tttrope. Washington, Sept;' 38. The wave of industrial prosperity in Europe, which has steadily risen iince 1985, says Act ing Consul-General Hanlmer, of Frank fort, in a report to the jtote depart merrt, has taken a tnxn a to rceede. begun "All signs." he says, "point toward a crisis in industrial and financial lines, which may occur before two years have passed. Any political dis turbance of note may bring on the crisis suddenly, and without warning. Coal mining is still booming, as the supply is not equal to the demand, The iron and steel wroks, including the manufacturers of many lines of machinery and steel plates for war ships, have orders which it will take small ii on ware, needles, bicycles, nails, sewing machines, etc., are cur tailing production and reducing work ing forces and wage scales. "There are doubts if the immensely capitalized electrical works of Ger many and other countries can keep fullv employed after present contracts are filled. This line of industry which in Germany alone represents an invest ment of nearly $300,000,000, has been largely instrumental in creating the boom. "Failures have begun already in the building trade, which, in the large cities, has been of a speculative nature, and rested mainly on borrowed capi tal. Rents for business homes and dwellings have advanced, but will top ple upon the first beignning of a busi ness crisis." Division of Military Traffic. Chicago, Sept. 29. Western rail roads today reached an agreement re garding the division of military traffic between points west of Chicago and New Orleans and the Pacific coast. It was agreed to leave the control and division of the traffic east of San Fran cisco entirely in the hands of the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads. On west-bound traffic the division of the business has been pnt in the hands of Chairman MoLeod, of tbe Western Passenger Association. The draft for a transcontinental association, prepared at the recent meeting at Glen wood Springs, Colo., was considered at length today, but no final action taken. Train Wreck In Utah. Ogden, Utah, Sept. 29. Train No. 4, on the Southern Pacific, was wrecked while coming down Gretna hill this afternoon. Conductor Herrick and Engineer Hastings escaped injury, but ot tbe passengers one woman was killed and several men were injured, three thought to be fatally injured. Railroad officials and doctors were sent from Ogden to the scene of the wreck. He that can say tbe most convinc '.ng things in the fewest words is the great orator. Boiler Makers' Troubles. Norwich, Conn., Sept. 29. The 20(1 men employed by the Page Boiler Com pany, who yesterday went out on a strike because the company refused to pay them a voulntary increase of 10 par cent, today returned to work with the understanding that if the company did not grant their demands by Octo ber 2, they would again go oat. In case of folly, silence cannot be commended too much. SITUATION WORSE THAN EVE EDICTS ARE CONFUSING China Asks the Czar and the Mikado to Help. PUNISHMENT OF HIGH CHINESE Notwithstanding the Edicts War Prep rations Are Still Reported Shan Hal Captured by the Allies. London, Oct. 2. Beyond a number of imperial edicts, which throw into still worse confusion the complicated Chinese situation, thre is little in to day's news to arrest attention. From Shanghai comes an unconfirmed report that the allies have seized Shan Hai Kwan. All the news with regard to the edicts eminates from Shanghai. Ac cording to the advices, in addition to tbe edicts ordering Grand Councillor Kun Kang to offer oblations before the coffin of Baron von Ketteler and the edict directing that Li Hung Chang's entire plan be followed in regard to the punishment of the princes and high ministers of state responsible for the anti- foreign outrages, and the de cree ordering that funeral honors be paid in Pekin and Tokio to the remains of Sugiyama Akira, the murdered chan cellor of the Japanese legation, Emper or Kwang Hsu has addressed further letters to the czar and mikado renew ing his request - for their aid in the peace negotiations. Yarions opinions are expressed as to the importance of the edicts. The Shanghai correspondent of the Morn ing Post says: "The severe punishment ordered by Emperor Kwang Hsu will only mean a money fine. There are traces of Li Hang Chang's hand under American influence in the edicts." On the other band, the Standard's Shanghai corre- i spondent remarks: "The empress now realizes the true nature of the crisis After consulting the emperor she sum monad the court dignitaries and on their assembling, through which she remained silent, the emperor in a loud voice delivered a tirade lasting a couple of hours against the courtiers. Then in an angry voice he dismissed them. After this the decrees were issued. While these have been promulgated, feverish war preparations are still re ported from Shanghai, and new ap pointments have been made to the Chi nese army and navy." MINERS' PAY RAISED. An Advance of lo Per Cent in the An thracite Coal Eegiou. Philadelphia On 2 An nffor rf t Bn increase of H per cent wages was today made by the Pima- delphia & Reading Coal & Iron Com pany, and this move, it is stated, will be followedby similar notices at every colliery in tbe anthracite region. It is expected by the operators that this increase in wages will be satisfac tory to the men, and they believe many strikers will take advantage of the offer ' and return to work. Mining operations will in this event be given an impetus, and tbe operators expect j there will be a gradual resumption un til the collieries will again have their full complement of employes. The Philadelphia & Reading Company operates 39 collieries, and of these 27 have been shut down owing to insuffic ient working force. Whether the miners will accept the proffer of the company and return in sufficient numbers to operate tbe mines cannot be foretold tonight. Reports received from several points in the Schuylkill region, where the Reading collieries are located, rather indicate that the mineworkers will follow the instructions of their organization offi cials and remain away. President Mitchell, of the Mine workers, received no notice of the in tention of the opsrators to offer the in crease in wages, and the intimation is thus given that the miners' organiza tion will receive no recognition from the operators. Shot Down in the Street. Omaha, Oct.. 2. A special to the World-Herald from Beatrice, Neb., pays: W. J. Hum was probably fatal ly shot this afternoon by Dr. W. F. Lee. one of the most prominent physic ians in the state. The two men room in separate apartments in the Davis block. As Hum was passing Lee's doors, tbe physician mentioned a bill against Hum for services and a quarrel ensued. Hum struck at Dr. Lee, bnt missed him. Dr. Lee drew a revolver and fired, Hum staggering back into bin wife's arms shot in the right breast. The bullet entered the lungs, and Hnrn is not expected to live through the night. Dr. Lee gave himself up and was released on bail. Two Killed in a Wreck. Guthrie, O. T., Oct. 2. The Santa Fe through express tor Kansas City was wrecked 15 miles south of here this afternoon by spreading rails, and the baggage and express cars derailed, the smoker thrown off and turned up side down and the day coaches partly derailed. Two people were killed and a dozen or more injured all passengers in the smoker. Woman Commits Suicide. Seattle, Oct. 2. Elizabeth A. Lang ley, 24 years of age, wife of a Dawson theatrical man, committed suicide at her home in this city this morning by drinking carbolic acid. The case is a mistery. She leaves three little daught ers here. Her hnsband is in the north. Now Premier of Quebec. Quebec, Oct. 2. S. N. Parent has accepted the premiership of this prov ince, to succeed the late premier Mar-chand. AN UN WATERED UMPIRE. Work of the National Irrigation Asso ciation. The vista that the possibilities of ir rigation reveal, says the Los Angeles Herald, is almost stupendous, as a few facts and figures prepared by the Na tional Irrigation Association demon strate. The federal government today owns 100,000,000 acres of land, which is worthless only because it is arid. This ''un watered empire" can be re claimed by irrigation and rendered capable of sustaining a population of at least 50,000,000 people. In the words of the secretary of agriculture in his last annual report: "More than one-third of the country depends upon the success of irrigation to maintain the people, tbe industries, and the political institutions of that area, and future growth will also be measured by the' increase of tbe reclaimed area. In a region which, in the extent of diver sity of its mineral wealth, has no eqnal on the globe, the riches of the mines in the hills are already surpass ed by the productions of the irrigated farms in tbe valleys, and the nation at large is at last awakening to the fact that the development of the use of tbe rivers and arid lands of the West will constitute one of the most important epochs in our increase in population and material wealth." Work for the Federal Government. These, stupendous possibilities also present a colossal problem How may this gigantic desert be transformed into a land of prosperity? Who is to redeem the national domain by a com prehensive system of reservoirs? It has been demonstrated by 20 years of expe rience in irrigation development and by the reports of government experts and engineers that the great problem can only be solved by the federal gov ernment. Captain Hiram M. Chitten den, engineer corps, U. S. A., in his report on "Surveys for Reservoir Sites. " declares emphatically that reservoir construction in the aiid regions of the West can properly be carried out only through public agencies. "Private enterprise can never accomplish the work snccessully. As between state and nation, it falls more properly under the latter." Ten Years Would Reclaim the West. It is estimated that $143,000,000 would reclaim the arid lands of the West; that an expenditure by the fed eral government of $15,000,000 a year for 10 years would open up lands for the settlement of a population as big as that of the entire country at present. An appropriation of $100,000 was made at the last session of congress for pre liminary surveys to discover the best locations for the immense reservoirs. Tbe assistance of every organization and of every individual in iorwarding this all-important work shoulld be wel comed and assisted in every possible way. GUY E. MITCHELL Several Skirmishes During; the Week Civilians Disappear. Manila, Oct. 3. The Filipinos in the vicinitv of Manila have been more ; quiet of late, although last Wednesday i night there were brisk attacks at Las Pinas and Paranaque, south of Manila, i as well as outpost firing at Imus Bacoor I and Mnntin Lupa. The American offi ! cers are satisfied that the alleged ami gos, living in and around the towns in J question, participated in these attacks. Official reports have been received oi j insurgent activity in Zam bales province j and in Batangas province. Two skirm : ishes occurred during the week on the I Bicol river, in th province of f-'onth 1 Camarines. It is estimated that the ; insurgents lost 90 killed in the various districts. j Two civilians, John McMahon and j Ralph McCord, of San Francisco, who started on a business trip for Vigau and Bangued, in northern Luzon, have not been heard from for three weeks. It is feared they have been killed or captured by the insurgents. A Rich Han Dead. Indianapolis; Oct. 3. VV. V7. Wol 30tt, of Boston, died at St. Vincent's hospital from a stroke of apoplexy sus tained on a Big Four train yesterday. Mr. Wolcott located in St. Louis about 30 years ago. He became a member of the firm of Wolcott & Hume, pub lishers of the Journal and Times, at St. Louis, and later was president ot the St. Louis Car ' Coupler Company. He owned large interests in Missouri zinc mines and at the time of his death was senior partner in tbe banking firm : of Wolcott & Co., of Boston and New York. A search of his effects brought to light the fact that he carried with him a large fortune. He bad in his ; valise $500,000 in government bonds and about $2,000 in cash on bis per son. . Beers Coming; to America. - St. Paul, Oct. 1. The Globe tomor row will say: "Hundreds and per haps thousands, of Boers will emigrate fiom South Africa to the United States and settle in the Northwest. Theodore Van Grecht, of Holland', who bas of late years made his home in the South African republic, is in St. Paul to ar range satisfactory railroad rates over the Western lines. Mr. Yan Grecht will bring a large contingent of Boers to this country in the spring if condi tions are favorable. There aie thous ands of Boers, he says, who are anx iously awaiting an opportunity to leave their present environment and embark for another, land." Railroad Man's Suicide. Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 3. Warner j M. Newbold. superintendent of the South and North Birmingham Mineral Divisions of the Louisville & Nash ville railroad, committed suicide at his residence in this city today by shooting himself in the month with a 38-caliber revolver. Mr. Newbold lost bis wife i some months ago, and since that time has been despondent, and to that cause is attributed the terrible deed whicJr bas shocked the community- VICTIMS OF REBELS Particulars of the Affair Marinduque. in CAPTAIN SHIELDS WAS KILLED Three Other Americans Lost Their L'ves and Several Were Wound ed The Relief Expedition. Manila. Oct. 3. Persistent native reports, which are generally believed i to have been current in Manila for sev : eral days, are to the effect that Cap tain Devereux Shields an.l company K, of the Twenty-ninth infantry, cbnsist j ing ot 45 men, stationed at Boag, Mar i induque island, embarked September ! 13 on the gunboat Yillalobos and land i ed on the Marinduque coast September ! 14, where 300 of the enemy, armed with i rifles, supposedly from Luzon, sur prised the Americans. The latter : fought for several hours, until their I ammunition was exbaasted, and they I were overpowered and surrendered, re- lief being impossible. At least four of ' the soldiers were killed, among whom, ; according to reports, were Captain Shields. The Americans also had sev ; eral wounded. ! Lieutenants Reiff and Bates, on board the gunboat Yorktown. left Ma- uila Monday. After gathering troops at Batangas they proceeded to Marin duque to verify the reports regarding i the fate of Captain Shields and his : men, and in case the native rumors were well founded, to punish the rebels and release the captives. News from this expedition is awaited with some anxiety .at Manila. In the mean while, the censor prohibits the trans mission of news concerning the affair. Colonel Edwward E. Hardin, of the Twenty-ninth regiment, who is now in Manila, admits it is impossible that the native reports may be correct. ECUADOR AND PERU. Relations Between the Two Countries Not the Most Agreeable. New York, Oct. 3. The Herald's j correspodent in Bogota says no action ! will be taken on the protocol recently i signed by Minister Uribe and the gov I eminent of Ecuador. The protocol is not approved because of the Colombian authorities waiting for important data I in regard to the attitude of Ecuador in ! connection with the invasion of the I southern frontier of Colombia. Colom- bia is also investigating whether Ecua- dor has been in connivance with Vene- zuela. I In the meantime the Colombian gov ernment has given orders to the mili- tralitv. The Libeial revolution is limited to guerrilla warfare in the de paitments of Cundina, Marca and Toli ma. The revolutionists in the north, commanded by General Santos, have offered to capitulate. General Pinzen, the hero of the northern campaign, became minister of war on September 19. lie has strengthened and made the department more popular , The Marroquin government is now recognized by the diplomatic corps re siding in Bogota. Communication be tween Lake Maiacaibo and Ecuade has been re-established. GALVESTON RELIEF. Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars Con tributed Up to Date. Galveston, Tex., Oct. 8. John Sealy, chairman of the finance com mittee, a sub-committee of the Galves ton central relief committee, and cus todian of the Galveston relief fund, has given out the following: "All supplies that have been turned over to me up to and including October 1, 1900, from all sources, amount to $781,043.63. This amount includes al' money received by me direct, all re ceived by Major Jones, and also $309, 500 remitted to me by Governor Sayers out of subscriptions made to him. The governor has also ordered a further re mittance to me of $100,000, which should reach me in the next few days, and he will send me from time to time such additional funds as he may re ceive. We are arranging in proper shape a full itemized statement of all rceeipts and amounts expended, which will be duly published." Troubles of the King; of Cambodia. Paris, Oct. 3. Prince Vkanthor, son of the King of Cambodia (French ludo China), who was recently a gvtest of France at the exposition, and who dis appeared somewhat mysteriously, was found in Brussels. A dispatch sent in his behalf says he did not sail for home last week from Marseilles, as was ar ranged, because he has not received the French government's reply to the let ter of grievances from his father against the French officials in Cambodia, of which he was the bearer. He adds that the only response he received was a telegram trom his father, or lering his return, but he explains that he cannot do so until he has received the reply of the French government, so he has gone to Brussels. The prince denies having any disagreement with his father, King Norodom. British Shelled a Villiare. Hong Kong, Oct. 3. The British gunboat Robin has shelled the village of Luk Lae, on the West river, in re taliation for tbe inhabitants firing on a British steamer. The ringleaders were afterward captured and flogged. Fire in Chicago. Chicago, Oct. 3. Fire tonight de stroyed an eight-story building on Market street, doing $500,000 damage. The principal ljser is E. A. Rothschild & Co.