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CORVALLIS WEEKLY. lIO Estab. Jnly. 1897. GAZETTE Estab. Dec, 1862. Consolidated Feb. 1899. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1200. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 44. EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Item From e Two Hemispheres Pre yatl 1 in a Cor- lensed Covm. Is. Chinese reformers captured Hni Chow. France wants peace negotiations to begin at once. Alvarez, a Tagal leader, was captured in Mindanao. The mineowners agreed to the strik ers' demands. Roosevelt was given a great recep tion in Cleveland. English horsemen are righting American jockeys. A French expediiton was massacred at Lake Assai; Afiica. Captain O . M . Carter is seeking bis liberty on a habeas corpus. Upton's challenge was accepted by the New York Yalcht Clnb. Hobenhole has resigned. Von Bulow may be the new German chancellor. The United States gunboat Marietta has gone to Canton, which is threat ened. Rebels were defeated in an engage ment with Americans at Tubnguan, Panay. A dispatch received from Lord Rob erts, under data of Pretoria, October 16, reports a number of minor affairs, but says that the only incident of im portance was the surrendering of Tunis Botha, a brother of Commandant Gen eral Botha, at Volksrust, October 13. Two hundred Uintah Indians from Utah have invaded Northwestern Col orado on their annual bunting expedi tion, and as usual on such occasions the settlers are greatly alarmed. Gov ernor Thomas has appealed to the fed- j eral authorities to drive the Indians back to their reservation. The family of the late John Clark, of New York, has engaged counsel to try to obtain the estate of his brother, Ira lay Clark, who died a few years ago in Australia, leaving a fortune esti mated at 120,000,000. The dead man was an owner of gold mines. Recent ly, Governor Yoorhees, of -New Jersey, was informed that the multimillion aire's heirs were m that state. lie left none in Australia and bis whole for tune is said to be lying untouched waitinir tr Ha rliviHprl amnnv fnnr nephews and neices in New Jersey. Among these are James N. Clark and James W. Clark, whose present where abouts are unknown. Signal corps men were surprised by Tagals in Neuva Ecija province. Treasury Department may station a Chinese interpreter on Puget sound. Bryan spoke to a packed house in Madison Squaie garden, New York. Queen Wilhelmina announces ber bethrothal to Duke Henry of Mecklen-burg-Schwerin. Andrew Carnegie has presented 10, 000 to the town of Hawick, Roxbury, county. Scotland, for a public library, i Captain E. E. Ewing, of San Fran cisco, manager oi the YVelchbach Lamp Company, committed suicide by inhaling gas. In the province of Smolensk, Russia, there is held every three months a lot tery in husbands and wives, who are chosen by the chance drawing of a lot tery ticket. Two men were killed and one fatally injured by the derailment of a freight train on the Chicago & Alton, at Lawn- uaie, in. ine wiecu was caused oj the removal of a rail by a section gang making repairs. Fire in the lumber district of Osh kosh, Wis., destroyed 13,000,000 feet of lumber and part of the Hollister Ames Company's mills and the plant of Challoner's Sons Company. The to tal loss amounts to $300,000. The United States transport Grant lias sailed from San Francisco for Ma nila. On the vessel art 507 casuals and recruits representing every regiment of the regular service in China and the Philippines. A large number of hos pital corps men accompanied the sol- (1 ipra - An explosion of rubber cement in the basement of a four-story building in Detroit, Mich., resulted in a fire which cost the lives of two men and injured eight persons, four of whom were girls. Tbe fire spread with such ra pidity that the employes were compell ed to jump from tbe upper stories. Tbe Oregon Short Lines' fast mail was wrecked at Topaz, 30 miles east of Pocatello, Idaho, by running into the rear end of a freight train standing on tbe main line. The engine of the pas senger train rolled down the em bank ment, and Engineer Beckmanand Fire man George were badly injured. An unknown tramp was killed and another bad his leg crushed. In Jeresy City. N. J., a daughter was born to the wife of Bresci, the as sassin of King Humbert. Five Minneapolis churches have paid the debts banging over them during the year, tbe total incnmberances raised amounting to $38,675. Tbe curator of the Field Columbian museum at Chicago claims to bavo found geological proof that the advent of life on this globe was more than 10, 000,000 yea is ago. LATER NEWS. Hanna talked to colored volunteers Chicago. Natural gas has been discovered neai Spokane, Wash. America approves of the Anglo-Ger-nan agreement. The miners' strike will be called off vheu all tbe companies post notices. Imperial troops have suffered re verses in southern provinces of China. Robbeis attempt to blow open a safe of the First National bank at Union, Or. The anti-imperialists issue an ad Iress to the independent voters to sup port Bryan. Four firemen were killed and prop erty valued at $450,000 destroyed in a St. Paul fire European papers indulge in much critical discussion of the Anglo-German agreement. Aguinaldo is said to have written a letter directing cessation of political attempts for pacification. " A score of criminal irsane patien? jverpower their keepers and escap. from a New York asylum. The Spanish cabinet resigned as a protest against appointment of Weylex to be captain-general of Madrid. Cholera is increasing to such an ex tent in Japan that steamers thence have been quarantined. There are a number of deaths aboard steamer; coming from Nagasaki. lion. John Sherman, representative in the house, for a long term a mem ber of the senate and twice holding cabinet positions, died at bis residence in Washington, D. C, in the 78th yeai of his age. John Alexander Dowie, the Zionist, of Chicago, was mobbed at a meeting in London. Seven hundred students attempted to prevent the faith bealei fiom entering the hall, but a strong force of police pulled Mr. Dowie through the mob of students and ar rested the ringleaders. The transport Belgian King, which broke down soon after leaving Ma nila in consequence of an accident to ber machinery, has put into Hong Kong for repairs. The Argyle was at Nagasaki on her way from Manila to Taku with animals. The Arao has left Kobe for Manila with animals. The Ti ma left Nagasaki the 20th inst. for Manila. The Breconsbire left Kobe the 22d inst. lor Manila, with a large cargo of lumber and forage. Tbe Sumner, Athenian and Pak Ling were at Nagasaki the 20th. The Athenian was bound for Taku with animals, and tbe Pak Ling was taking animals tc Manila. The Port Albert is at Naga saki. Roosevelt spoke in Baltimore. There are 92 cases of yellow fever in Havana. The total registration in Greater New York for 1900 is 656,154. Bryan closed his campaign in New York with a speech in Buffalo. The spread of yellow fever in Ha vana is said to be due to Spanish im migration. General Weyler, ex-captain-general of Cnba, has been appointed captain general of Madrid. Mr. Stevenson's forecast ot the elec tion is 138 for McKinley, 189 for Bry an and 120 doubtful. Many American and European mis sionaries in Shan Si province have been killed by Boxers. The Dutch cruiser Gelderland, with President Kruger on board, has sailed from Lourenco Marques for Europe. One man was killed in a train wreck on the Northern Pacific near Missoula, Mont., and a ton of mail went into a river. Charles Dudley Warner, tbe author and one of tbe owners of tbe Hartford Courant, died suddenly at Hartford, Conn., aged 71. The New York Herald's forecast of the presidential election is that Mc kinley will have 281 and Bryan 166 otes in the electoral college. Fire in St. Paul destroyed a packing bouse, a locomotive and 30 box cars, caused the death of five men by falling walls and entailed a loss of $100,000. Tbe United States census bureau an nounces that the population of Ala bama is 1,828,697, as against 1,513, 017 in 1890; increase, 215,680, or 20.8 per cent. A special dispatch from Constanti nople says new and frightful massacres of Armenians have just occurred in the district of Diarbekir. The Mussul mans, it is asset ted, pillaged, out raged and killed during five days with out the intervention of Turkish troops. Eight villages, it is added, were entire ly destroyed and burned. According to a correspondent of tbe Shanghai Mercury, Bishop Fontosati, in South Honan, was tortured fonr hours by Chinese. Different members of his body were removed singly. Two priests were covered with coal oil and placed on a pile of sticks which were then seet fire to. Bishop Fogota was disemboweled, and others were fright fully tortured. Three thousand con verts, led by French priests, in defend ing their church, were massacred. Tbe work of building a woven wire fence along tbe Pennsylvania railroad ; right of way is nearly completed. Tbe Chicago, Burlington & Quincy i railroad will shortly unite into one system all its branch and leased lines i in Iowa and Missouri. The natives of Hawaii, be they ever so poor, never steal or beg. These of fenses are confined almost exclusively ; to tbe Portuguese residents of the isl- i and. GERMANY NOT SINCERE The Conclusion Forced Upon Washington Officials. HAS RECALLED HER MINISTER Hi Only Offense Was la Being; Too Conciliatory Ma Has Sailed for the Father Land. New York, Oot. 22. Distrust of Ger many's attitude in China baa been re vived as a result of information re ceived here showing the hostility of tbe Berlin government to a policy of con ciliation in tbe settlement of tbe far Eastern question, says a Washington correspondent of the Herald. It is learned that the recall of Baron Speck von Sternberg, the charge d 'affairs, was due to his efforts to smooth the road looking to a prompt, peaceful solution of the Chinese trouble. Baron von Sternberg returned to Berlin on the steamer Deutscbland. Among the friends of Baron von ! Sternberg in tbe official circles here ! deep surprise was felt when the news j of his removal from Washington was i first noised about. His relations with tbe administration were of the most cordial character, and the officials gen erally conceded that he was doing much to make a satisfactory solution in China possible. Exact details as to Baron von Stern berg's recall are impossible to obtain, as none of tbe officials of the German embassy will talk about the matter, and the state department does not seem to be fully advised on the subject. It is known, however, that Baron von Sternberg, while endeavoring to carry out the several instructions be had re ceived, presented proposals to this gov ernment in a more conciliatory fashion than the Berlin authorities bad con templated. Being on tbe ground, Bar on von Sternberg appreciated that it wonld be advisable in the interest of harmonious relations between both gov ernments for him to be less positive than his instructions required. Officials here are very deeply grieved over Baron von Steinberg's recall, as they say be has certainly aided in pre serving good relations between the two powers. It is pointed out that if he bad acted in an offensive manner the answers made to tbe German notes would not have been different from those given. Undoubtedly Germany was greatly chagrined by the refusal of the United States to accede to its proposition to make tbe surrender of the Chinese guilty of outrages precedent to negotiations, inasmuch as tbe attitude of this government made tbe rejection of tbe proposal certain. It was prob ably this feeling that had much to do with Baron von Sternberg's recall. Baron von Sternberg was instru mental in allaying much of the sus picion which existed here regarding the purposes of Germany in China, but his recall for the reason understood here, indicates that tbe Berlin government would have preferred developments vhich would have delayed an early set tlement. An official recently recalled that Baron von Sternberg was largely responsible for tbe satisfactory solution of tbe Samoan imbroglio; that this was due to the virtual withdrawal by this government from any claims to the Caroline islands it must have possessed growing out of the war with Spain, and -generally that he had worked ear nestly for tbe improvement of the good relations between the two countries. Miners Hopeful of a Settlement. Wilkesbarre, Pa , Oct. 22. The Le high Valley and individual companies in the Wyoming valley posted notices today, in which they invite their em ployes to return to work at a 10 per cent increase in wages, tbe same to bold good until April 1, 1901. Up to noon, none of the companies posting the notices bad received any applica tions for work. Tbe stumbling blook now is the powder question. At strike headquarters the opinion prevails that some way will be found out of the diffi culty. Negro Murderer Lynched. Plaquemine, La., Oct. 22. Mihey Johnson, a negro, who shot and dang erously wounded Conductor Will Jor dan, of the Texas & Pacific road, Wed nesday night, near Baton Rouge, was lynched at 2 o'clock this morning. Johnson had been incarcerated tempor arily at the state capital. Last night tbe sheriff attempted to take him to the iail at Port Allen. A determined body of men overpowered the officers and securing the prisoner, hanged him. Fever Spreading in Havana. Havana, Oot. 20. Yellow fever is in creasing here. It is said that there is no block in the city but has contribut ed from one to 17 cases. If thera is no j improvement, there will soon be an ex j odus from bere. Frank W. Hayes, the ! general manager of the Havana branch oi the North American Trust Company, i who is suffering from yellow fever, is ' very low, and Mrs. Hayes has been isolated with him. William L. Wilson, postmaster-gen-; eral under Cleveland, is dead at Lex I ington, Va. Nome has bad its first fall of snow. Bank Dynamited. Nevada, Mo., Oct.' 22. Tbe Farm ers' bank was entered by three masked men before daylight. They dynamited the safe, blowing it into many pieces and secured about $3,000. tbe entire contents, it is stated. Constable Wil liam Maron, who heard the explosion, fired into the darkness to alarm the town. Tbe jobbers returned the fire, killing Maron instantly. Sheriff Ew ing, with a posse and bloodhounds, soon after started in pursuit of the robbers POPULATION OF ARIZONA. Census Figures Show Increase of 104 Per Cent in Ten Years. Washington, Oct. 22. The census bureau today made public the returns of tbe population for tho territory of Arizona. The population of the terri tory in 1900 is 122,212, as compared with 59,620 in 1890. This shows an increase during the decade of 62,592 ur 104.9 per cent. This large increase is due in part to tbe fact that there were 28,459 Indians and 154 other per sons, or a total of 28,628 persons on Indian reservations, etc., in Arizona, who were enumerated in 1890 under the provisions of the censns act, but were not included in the general popu lation of the territory in that census. Tbe population of tbe territory in 1870 was 9,658, and during . the 10 years from 1870 to 1880 it increased 80,782 or 318.7 per cent, giving a population in 1880 of 40,440. Tbe population in 1890, as stated in the report for that census, was 59,620, representing an in crease during the decade of 19,180, or 49.4 per cent. The population of Arizona in 1900 is more than 12 times as large as tbe pop ulation given for 1870 in the first cen sus taken after its organization as t territory in 186S. The total land surface of Arizona is approximately 112,920 square miles, tbe average number of persons to the square mile at the census of 1890 and 1900 being as follows: 1890, .60; 1900, 1. M At PHILLIPINE NAVAL STATION. Subig- Bay Is Not Considered a Suitable Place. ' Washington, Oct? 22. Reports which have reached the navy depart ment are to the effect tjfcat Subig bay, in the Philippines, is Jot a suitable place for locating an extensive naval station, coaling station or navy yard, owing to tbe limited depth of the wa ter. Naval opinion ban . been divided for some time as to the Relative merits of Manila bay and Subig bay. The Spanish government spent large sums on Subig bay and it w .3 thought to offer facilities superior to those of Ma nila bay for a permanent naval head quarters. An inquiry as to the relative merits of this and several other poinn was instituted some time ago and the leports forwarded through the com mander of the Asiatic station are not favorable to Subig bay,' holding that it has disadvantages simitar to those urged against Manila bay. Several other points are suggested as offering good sites for stations or ,f suds, including Ilo Ilo and Olongapr. Naval Con structor Hobson has tal su a different view, however, rd .presented a plan for an extensive naval establish ment on Snbig bay. In view of the differences of opinion it is probable that a naval board will be named to pass upon the several points and select the one most available for a station. POLITICAL UPHEAVAL. Caused by tho Necessity for a Stronger Foreign Policy. Yokohama, Oot. 22. The resigna tion of the Japanese cabinet am. the probable coming into power of Marquis Ito is the theme of tbe hour. The change came as a surprise, although i was deemed inevitable in the not dis tant future. It was, doubtless, unwel come to Marquis Ito himself, who has by no means yet got bis new party in proper trim for haimonious and suc cessful work. Although the latter is well organized, it is made np of many incongruous and warrring elements, and early trouble is predicted for it, especially in view of a distribution ot tbe offices before it is brought under any sort of discipline. . The ostensible cause of the sudden upheaval in politics here is doubtless the necessity which has risen for a more decided and strenuous foreign policy in view of the situation in China. It is generally felt that Japan has thus far kept herself too much in the background in the negotiations progressing on the neighboring conti nent and that tbe time has come for ber to assert herself, her geographical position, ber eminent services in the recent rescue of the legations, and, above all, her superior knowledge of what can and ought to be done in China, all entitling ber word and coun sel to be held to be of greater weight than that of any other nation. Mar quis Ito is the only man to whom the country can turn in this emergency, as has been the case for many years past whenever an important crisis bad arisen. A significant feature of the present case is to be found in the fact that the Marquis is now credited with strong pro-Russian tendencies. Verdict for Heavy Damages. New York, Oct. 22. Mrs. Elizabeth Rhoades has obtained a- verdict in the supreme court for $37,000, in the suit by ber as administratrix of her hus band, George B. Rhoades, against the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. This . is tbe largest verdict rendered against a surface railroad in this city for many years. Mrs. Rhoades claimed $50,000 damages. Her husband was, on' July 10, 1899. run down by a car belonging to the defendant company, and died a few bonrs later. It is in connection with the death of Captain Rhoades that Policeman Thomas F. O'Brien was sent to Sing Sing prison. He was convioted of stealing the cap tain's watch which bad been taken from the injured man. An Indiana Tragedy. Columbus, Ind., Oct. 22. At Way mansville, Ind., 15 miles south of here, Oi. Conda Beck, late this after noon shot and killed William Barton, because Barton objected to Beck keep ing company with his daughter. Two yeais ago Beck killed Miss Grace Cohee, because she refused to marry bim. Beok was acquitted of the crime. The tragedy caused a tremend-: ous sensation. Beck at latest accounts was still at large. THE STRIKE SITUATION President Mitchell Tells the Strikers' Side. NOT TREATED CONSIDERATELY "en Do Not Want the Powder Conces. sion Counted as Part of the IS) Per Cent Advance. Hazleton. Pa., Oct. 23. When Pres ident Mitchell, of the United Mfcie workers, was asked what he had to say in regard to a settlement of the miners' strike, he said: "As there appears to be some dispo sition on the part of the public to place tbe responsibility oi tbe prolongation of the strike on the shouldeis of the mineworkeis, speaking for them I want to say that when tbe Scranton conven tion accepted the 10 per cent increase in wages providing the operators abol ished the sliding scale and guaranteed the payment of the adavnce in wages until April 1, the miners had met the operators more than half way. They had shown a conciliatory spirit, and I know of no good reason why the propo sition should not have been accepted by the operators. As a consequence, tbe responsibility for the continuance of tbe strike rests solely upon the fail ure of the operators to treat the propo sition of their employes considerately. The public should understand that un satisfactory as is the proposition of tbe operators, who make the leduction in the price of powder apart of the ad vance of 10 per cent, that even this proposition has not been offered by a very large number of the coal-producing companies in the anthracite region, and until all companies guarantee the payment of the 10 per cent advance above the rate of wages paid' in Septem ber until April 1 , according to a decis ion of the Scranton convention, the miners are powerless to act. "I want to repeat again that there can be no partial sectional settlement of this strike. The large companies in the Lehigh region that bave refused to move at all since the Scranton conven tion was held are Coxe Bros. & Co., the largest coal producers in the Lehigh region; G. B. Markle & Co., the Lehigh & Wilkesbaire Company, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and a large number of smaller companies. There is also a considerable number of coal companies in the Lackawanna and Wyoming regions that have not guaran teed tbe pamyent of tbe 10 per cent advance until April 1 . The only dis trict that has accepted tbe terms of the Scianton convention in fnll is No. 9, better known as the Schuylkill district. "Companies which produce about 65 per cent of j a total production of the anthracite coal fields have guaranteed i ! the payment of the 10 per cent ad- . vauce and have abolished the sliding j ! scale." When Mr. Mitchell was asked what he would do if all the companies were to post notices, he said: "When all tbe companies have post ed notices then I will bave something to say." When it was suggested to bim that j there might be a break in the ranks of the strikers if the contest was to con tinue much longer, he said that not one man would go back to the mines until they are officially notified to return. Two Hundred Indians Starving. Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 23. A spe cial from Agassiz, B. C, tonight says that 200 Indians are starving at Pem berton Meadows. 150 miles north of Agassiz. An Indian rider brought news today that' 50 Indian families are dying and that it is doubtful if sup plies can be sent to tbem quickly enough to save their lives. They have caught no salmon this season, their potato crop has failed and their stock has been drowned by floods. Recent heavy rains bave caused the Harrison river to overflow its banks and the whole Country is said to be flooded. Conditions are said to be worse now than during the disastrous floods of 1894, when tbe district was under six feet of water. Supplies are being rushed from Vancouver to the starving Indians. ' French Immigrants Held. New York, Oct. 23. The entire list of steerage passengers of the French liner La Bretagne, 716 in number, were held up on the registry floor of the barge office today because it was claimed that a majority of the names were improperly manifested. No such hold-up of immigrants at the landing bureau of this port has occurred in years, if ever before. The emigrants would have been sent back to tbe ship had not the agent of tbe French line appeared in the afternoon and supplied a bond of $5,000 as a guarantee that the fines for all emigrants improperly manifested will be paid. Mexican Town Swept Away. El Paso, Texas, Oct. 22. Tbe town of Gaudalope, Mexico, in the Rio Grande Basin, 40 miles below El Paso, was swept away by a cloudburst Wed nesday night. The 400 villiagers lost everything they possessed. An old man and two children, besides many goats, cattle, horses and fowls were lost. Opera House Burned. Paducah, Kv., Oct. 23. A fire broke out in Morton's opera house this morn ing at 1:20 o'clock and gained such headway before it was discovered that the building was doomed before tbe fire company could reach tbe scene. Tbe largest dry goods store in tbe city, owned by L. B. Ogilvie & Company, occupying the ground floor of the build ing, was destroyed, as well as many offices and smaller stores. Tbe agre gate loss is estimated at $800,000. REVOLT OF THE INSANE. Twenty Crime Patients Overpower th Keepers and Escape. Ponghkeepsie, N. Y., Oot. 24. There was a revolt at the Mattewan state hospital for the criminal insane this evening, when six or eight keepers were assaulted and overpowered by 20 insane patients. Some of the patients escaped, and seven are still at large. One or two of the keepers are badly bruised. After the patients had been given their supper they were taken back to their apartments with their keepers. Among the number were 15 or 20 who slept in one of the large corridors where there were six or eight keepers. There were no suspicions movements on the part of the patients. But sud denly and withuot warning each keep er was attacked simultaneously by two or three patients, and heavy blows de scended upon the heads of the keepers. Tbe keys beld by the keepers were tak en from them quickly, and a rush for the door was made. The patients first passed through the dining-room, where each picked from the table , a heavy late or cup or bowl. From" tbe din-g-ioom they went through the ad joining rooms, the doors of which were unlocked, and then into the long hall leading to the rear exit. Through the yard they ran like deer, and crowded around the big gate in the wall, while one of their number was turning the key in the lock. When the gate was thrown open they rushed out of the yard, fairly tumbling over each other in their anxiety to gain freedom. In the meantime the keepers had re covered sufficiently to give the alarm. Chase was given across tbe hospital farm, and all but seven of the patients were captured. The recaptured pa tients were taken back to tbe institu tion and securely locked up in other parts of the building. The searching parties started out to scour tbe woods in tbe vicinity of the hospital. The keepers who were assaulted were given medical attention, and were able to join in the search for tbe fugitives. The reovlt, it is thought, was caused directly by the cramped quarters at the hospital. FOUR FIREMEN KILLED. Gasoline Tank Exploded In a Burning Building. St. Paul, Oct. 24. As a result of a fire that broke out in the slaughtering pen of Hinman & Company's packing house shortly after midnight last night, four firemen are dead and a number of others injured, and property worth about $50,000 destroyed. Tbe fire, which is supposed to have been of incendiary origin, spread with great rapidity fanned by a strong wind. From the packing bouse the flames spread to the warehouse of the North western Lime Company, then to the McCormick Harvester Company's large brick warehouse filled with valuable farm machinery. The firemen had en tered the McCormick warehouse to be in a better position to fight the flames. A tank containing 20 gallons of gaso line in tbe rear part of tbe building exploded, shattering the walls and burying the men in the debris. The McCormick Harvester Company was heaviest loser, their loss footing up $380,000. Of this $80,000 was on buildings and $300,000 on stock and notes, all their papers and records being burned. They carried no insurance. Tbe loss of D. M. Robbins, owner of the pack ing house, is placed at $35,500, which includes the loss on several tenement houses and other buildings. Other losses bring the total to nearly $450, 000. Losers other than the McCor mick company are well protected by insurance. Confessed to Three Murders. Vancouver, B. C.,r Oct. 2. Two murder mysteries bave been cleared up by the confession of Yip Luck, the Cbinaman who has been sentenced to be banged on November 16 for tbe mur der of Chief of Police Main, of Steves ton. He has confessed to one of his keepers that be killed an Indian at Chilliwack some years ago. Another victim was a colored man, who was found dead about five miles from Yale some 10 years ago. He bad been out shooting when he met the Chinaman. They had some words. The negro, though armed with a gun, was killed by the celestial, who wielded an ax. Still Fighting in Santo Domingo. - Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 23. Ad vices received here today from" Hayti assert that the rebellion in Santo JX mingo is not ended, and that fighting is proceeding in tbe interior, although the revolutionists are weak. Depot Burglarised and Burned. Grand Forks, N. D., Oot. 24. Burg lars last night blew open - tbe safe of the Great Northern depot at Cavalier, N. D., and the explosion set fire to the building which was totally destroyed. It is not known what amount of money was secured. The sheriff is pursuing two buspects. Texas Tornado Kills Six. Atlanta, Texas, Oct. 28. A tornado struck about half a mile west of Lodi and 35 miles west of here today, sweep ing everything for 200 feet wide before it. One house in the center of its path occupied by oolored people was destroyed, six people being killed out right. Three others are missing. Toung Man Murdered. Chicago, Oct. 24. Thomas J. Grif fith, a shipping clerk employed by U. K. Fairbank & Co., was shot today and. instantly killed while trying to pro tect Miss Fay Gilbert from the attack of a strange man in front of 2220 State street. Unmindful of the threatening muzzle of the weapon the shipping clerk grappled with tbe assailant. In a moment be fell to tbe sidewalk with a bullet through his heart. Tbe mur derer escaped. HEWED WITH FAVOR Anglo-German Compact Sat isfactory to United States. NOTE OF APPROVAL WILL BE SENT American Reply Will Accept the Frlu elple of the Agreement Ne Ad herence to the Alliance. Washington, Oct. 24. It was au thoritatively stated tonight that tbe United States government views with distinct favor the principles of the Anglo-German agreement relating to China and that a formal response to that effect will be made at an early day to the invitation extended this government to accept the principles of the agreement. The German charge d'affaires, Connt de Quadt. had a con ference with Secretary Hay this after noon, presenting officially the text of the Anglo-German agreement, includ ing the invitation to the United States to accept the principles therein record ed. Mr. Hay expressed his satisfaction at what had been done, saying be felt it to be in complete harmony with the policy this government had pursued, both as to the maintenance of unob structed commerce in China and the territorial entity of tbe empire, and adding that a formal reply would be given in a day or two. Count de Quadt was gratified at these assurances and left with the belief that there was such a harmonious understanding on tbe general principles involved that the concurrence of the powers was near at hand. Mr. Hay has been fully advised of the agreement and had gone over it with great care with the president yesterday and today. This was the more necessary owing to the president's departure for Canton tonight. The re sult of these deliberations is summed up in the statement that the govern ment views the Anglo-German agree ment with favor. It is also probable that some attention has been given to the draft of the American reply. It is likely to be more in the lorm of a note of approval rather than any formal ad herence to the alliance, but this is said to be merely a matter of detail. About the only serious, question which has arisen as to the American reply was in clause three of the Anglo German agreement. This states that in case of another power making use of the complications in China in order to obtain territorial advantages. Germany and Great Britain reserve the rigSt to x reach a preliminary "understanding of tbe eventual step to be taken for tbe protection of their interests. This is open to the construction of being a threat. It is probable that the Ameri can reply will not go beyond accepting the principle that Germany and Great Britain have a right to agree between themselves as to their eventual course. But there is not likely to be anything which will commit this government to accept this eventual agreement. In short, the third clause is interpreted to apply only to Germany and Great Brit ain, there being no invitation extended to other powers to join them in a pre liminary understanding regarding the eventual steps to be taken. JOHN SHERMAN DEAD. Passed Away at His Washington Home Ye.-terday. j Washington, Oct. 24. Hon. John Sherman, representative in the house; for a long term a member of the sen ate and twice holding cabinet posi tions, died at bis residence in this city at 6:45 o'clock this morning in the 78th year of his age. His death bad been expected for some days and lov ing friends gave him their unremitting care and attention to the end. The immediate cause of death was described as brain exhaustion, incident to ex treme weakness, due to old age and several attacks of sickness from which be bad suffered for the past year and a half. Since Saturday afternoon, Mr. Shtr man had been most of the time uncon scious, rallying partially at intervals when slight nourishment was given bim. Yesterday afternoon, evidences of the approaching end were manifest and he failed to regain consciousness after 3 o'clock, passing away peace fully just after dawn broke. About 1 o'clock this morning he rallied some what from the stupor and turned him self over in bed, but after that he grad ually sank until the end came. Secretary Sherman's death occurred in the handsome home on K street which he had erected eight jean ago. Some weeks ago fne secretary deeded this valuable property to Mm. McCal lum. The secretary was a large holdei of real estate in this city. Conserva tive estimates of his wealth place it at around $1,000,000. Resisting Indians Armed. . Denison, Texas, Oct. 23. The Creel full-blood council has been joined by Cnootaws, Cbiokasaws, Cbeiokees and Seminoles, all armed with Winches ters. They declare they will stand by the treaty of 1866 and will not take allottment of lands. Colonel Sheen fele, agent of the five civilized tribes, is confident that he can handle the sit uation. Forces Returning From China. Manila, Oct. 24. Mr. Wildman, United States oonsul at Hong Kong, who is now in Manila, says the ex pec tation of a general anti-foreign out break in Southern China, notably in Canton, is growing daily, and that cablegrams received by him last week record an increasing uneasiness in Hong Kong. A troop of the Sixth United States cavalry and a contingent of marines from tbe United States bat tleship Indiana have arrived here from China.