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CORVALLIS WEEKLY. UHIOH EMtab. July. 1807. GAiKTTE Kstab. Dec, 1803. Consolidated Feb. 1899. CORVALLiIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, WOO. VOIa. XXXVII. NO. 46. EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of tk-2 Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROiJi JHE WIKES i: Interesting Collection of Items Froa he Two Hemispheres Pres lt i in a Cor-lensed ivm- V. British troops in Airica have been rdered to China. The screen door combine has beat forced to dissolve. A census shows that the City of Mexico, Mexico, has a population of over 400,000. Eight distinct earthquake shocks were felt in Jacksonville, Fla., but no damage was done. The Venezuelan government has de creed the resumpion of payment of in terest on all debts and loans from Nov ember. Many people were killed and injured in Venezuela by an earthquake, and railroad and telephonic communication is interrupted. There have been serious tax riots in the Serat district of Roumania. Two local officials were killed, and the troops who were sent to enforce pay ment were resisted by the peasants, who killed eight of them. The Susquehanna Coal Company, at William Peun, Pa.,- granted the de mands of the mineworkers in that col lliery and will resume operations. This is one of the largest collieries in the country, 700 men being employed. By the explosion of a alcohol vat at the Homestead stael works, at Pitts burg, three workmen, Andrew Dlikiv, Michael Donder and John Harnett, were terribly burned. Dolikiv and Donder, it is thought, will die. The explosion was caused by alcohol com ing in contact with natural gas. Official confirmation has been re ceived at Vienna from Mostar, in Her zogovine, of the reports of a collision growing out of a boundary dispute be tween, an Austro-Hungary military pa trol and a force of Montenegrin sol dieis. One Montenegrin was killed and several wounded. A belated dispatch from Pretoria tells of the failure of British negotia tions with General Botha for the sur render of the Boers. Botha received General Paget's flag of truce courteous ly and admitted his defeat, but said i; was impossible to treat for surrender at. long as any burghers wished to contin ue the war. President Steyn was more irreconcilable. He refused to even see the bearer of a flag of truce. The young man who for several years annoyed the Pullmans in Chicago by demanding money of them and calling himself Gustave Pullman, has been ar rested in New York. He called at the hotel where young George and Sanger Pullman are living and sent his card up to the former. Pullman had him ejected and he returned and demanded $60,000. He was again put out and on his third visit was arrested. France may send a large force to Canton. China proposes an indemnity of $40,- 000,000. President Kruger will travel incog nito in the capitals of Europe. The official announcement of the to tal population of the United States fox 1900 is 76,295,220. Emperor Nicholas, of Bussia, will propose another conference with a view of settling the Chinese question. General D. M. Frost, for 50 years one of the best known residents of St. Louis, is dead at that city, aged 77. Major Henry J. Hearzy, editor of the Daily States and one of the strong est newspaper writers in the South, is dead at New Orleans. He was 60 years of age. The transport Hancock has arrived at Manila with three companies of the Fourth and four companies of the Twenty-fifth infantry and three officers and 100 men of the marine corps. The United States transport Mead arrived at San Francisco, 28 days from Manila. The Mead brought 254 sick soldiers, 5 insane and 18 dead. Eight piivates died on the voyage. Smallpox has broken out on a num ber of Indian reservations in the West and it is feared that when the cold weather sets in the epidemic will be come more widespread and more malig nant. The government of Russia for the second time within two months has imposed a special tax for the benefit of the Red Cross Society. The first was a tax of from 5 to 10 rubles upon li censes to travel abroad, according to the length of the time for which the license was granted, and now railway tickets are taxed 5 kopecks when the fare is 2 rubles or upwards. It is esti mated that the ticket tax will yield $125,000 yearly and that on licenses $100,000. It is understood that the czarina, whose interest in the Red Cross Society is keen, originated the idea of imposing the taxes. The well-known Spanish painter, Joaquin Sarolla, has been awarded a ffirst-class medal in the Paris exposi tion, and all those who admire his 'works are pleased at his success. The Madrilenos call Sarolla "the painter pf the sun," because no one can sur Jpass him in those wonderful scenes or ioutdoor life painted in full sunshine, 'brilliant light everywhere, dazzling to the eyes, with heavy shadows lying Where the light cannot penetrate. LATER NEWS. Two men were killed in a railroad ftooident at The Dalles, Or. The big Atlantic liner St. Paul suf fered a serious accident at sea. Kitchener is to stop pursuit of Boera and estabish garrisons among them. The king of Corea sent the allied troops a large gift of flour, rice and cigarettes. Experiments with storage reservoirs for irrigation are being made in Mal heur county, Oregon. An immense crowd attended the un veiling of the statue of the late Presi dent Carnot at Lyons. Professor Scburman replies to Sixto Lopez, in which he shows it is for the highest good of Filipinos for Americana to succeed. The suit of the state of Texas against the Waters-Pierce Oil Company for penalties amounting to $109,000, for alleged violation of the anti-trust law af 1899, ended in favor of the company. The deaths from the lailorad WTeck near Keswick, Cal., now number three,. James Hart, of Charter Oak, la., died from the effects of his injur ies. The name of one of the other killed has been discovered to be E. J. Bowen, of Castle Rock, Wash. B. Woodruff, of Ashland, Or., may re cover. Suit was filed in the United States court at New Orleans, by M. F. Mc Loughlin. of New York, and F. J. Vir gin and C. L. Loep, of Tennessee, against the Wells Faigo and Southern Express Companies for an accounting of the affairs of the Texas Express Company and for $500,000 damages. The petitioners state that they held stock in the Texas Express Companv, which did business in Louisiana and which had a working arrangement with the Wells Fargo Company for a division of receipts of the business done in these sates. Thev charge that the Wells Fargo Company broke faith and obtained control of the business themselves. The latest reports from the ill-fated mine at Berrysburg. W. V., show that 13 are dead and three are so seri ously injured that they cannot recover. Two men were found dead in a part of the mine which has been abandoned. The door at the mouth of the mine was shut, and two men weie blown through the door 250 feet from the month. The pause of the explosion has not yet been determined. The coroner's jury rend sred a verdict that persons named and 3thers unknown and unidentified came to their deaths by an explosion caused by the firing of powder and dynamite in the south entry of the sontrfmine, sither accidentally or intentionally, by persons unknown. Harvard defeated Pennsylvania in a football game by a score of 17 to 6. A serious strike of street railway employes is on in Jamaica. A letter written by a private in a Manila hospital states that Aguinaidc is dead. The close of the campaign in New York city was marked by a parade oi 87,000 Republicans. The naval increase programme foi 1901 involves the construction of 3: vessels of 151,600 tons displacement. Osgood Field, grandson of Samuel Osgood, the first postmaster-general o, the United States, died in Paris, aged 77. Sensational disclosures which wert brought out at a criminal trial at Ber lin showed the corruptness of the po lice force. A German force had a hard fight with Chinese regulars in a pass neai the great wall, in which the Chinese were defeated. The safe of the Farmers' and Mer chants' bank at Jackson Center, O., was blown open by desperadoes and, $5,500 was secured. General MacArthnr has cabled a list of casualties during recent engagements with Filipino insurgents, showing nine killed and 11 wonnded. The steamer Senator arrived at Seat tle from Nome with 333 passengers and $500,000 in treasure. She encounter ed a succession of violent gales. The population of Vermont, as an nounced by the census bureau, is 343, 641, against 332,422 in 1890 an in crease of 11,219, or 3.3 pel cent. Twelve miners were killed by an ex plosion in a mine at Berrysberg, W. Va. The explosion was the result of an accidental discharge of dynamite. Commander Booth-Tucker and sev eral other officers of the Salvation Army, have purchased homes in Monnt Vernon, in which city it is said the American headquarters of the army will be located. The navy department has directed Admiral Retney, at Cavite to convene a court of inquiry to inquire into the charges of cowardice against Captain Hall, United States marines, preferred by Minister Conger at Pekin. The joint commission appointed to investigate the desirability of a pneumatic-tube system for the Chicago mail serivce will make a favorable recom mendation to the postmaster-general. This improvement is expected to bring about a revolution in local mail facili ties. Five thousand honey bees, as they leave the hive, weigh about one pound, but when the insects leturn from their visits to the flowers, freighted with honey, they weigh near ly twice as mush. The untruth of today is called a lie; the untruth of a hundred years is called a legend. The average man would rather lose $5 on a horse race than a nickel through a hole in his pocket. SHE MUST BE DEPOSED Powers Determined to Re move Chinese Empress. CREATION OF INDEMNITY TJND Other Question Considered Is the tablishment of Foreign Ministry. Washington, Nov. 5. It was state, today in quarters well versed in Chi nese affairs, that outside of the ques tion of indemnity, punishments, etc., now under hegotiaton at Pekin, there are three vital and far-reaching ques tions to be determined, viz.: First, the removal of the empress dowager, personally and through the influence of her advisers, from all participation in the Chinese government; second, the creation of an indemnity fund by the increase of China's customs revenue, either by the payment of the duties in gold instead of deprecited silver, as at present, or else doubling the preseat silver duties from 5 per cent to 10 per cent ad valorem, and third, the estab lishment of a minister of foreign af fairs, in place of the old and cumber some system of the Tsung li Yamun. The demand for the retirement of the empress dowager is said to result from the conclusion now generally accepted that the imperial govern ment of China was responsible for tht Boxer uprising. As the empress dow Bger was the ruling authority of the imperial government during the upris ing, this responsibilty is brought home directly to her. There is understood to be no purpose, however, to visit apon her any personal punishment or indignity, but merely so to foim the reconstructed government as to ex clude her from all participation in it. ft is deemed advisable for that rea son that she should remain permanent- y away from Pekin, and that ner au- isers also shoull be kept away from Ihe seat of government. The plan of doubling China's cus toms duties has arisen from the need of finding a source to pay war indemni ties, which the various powers demand. THEY GIVE NO QUARTER. German Troops in China Obey the Kaiser's Instructions. Berlin, Nov. 5. Considerable impa tience at the meaaerness of the nes from China is finding expression here. The inference is that German -censorship over such "information Ib very Etrict. Letters from privates in China ieg n to find their way into the Social- jDemocratic papers, showing that the German troops give no quarter. The Bremen Buergber Zeitung publishes a letter from a soldier in Pekin, who said he witnessed the following scene: "Sixty-eight captives, some of them not yet adults, were tied together by their pigtails, beaten bloody by the Germans, compelled to dig their own graves, and then shot en masse." The Halberstadter Volks Zeitung prints a communication from Pekin, in which the writer says: ' No prisoners are taken. All are shot or preferably sabred to save am munition. Sunday afternoon we had to bayonet 74 prisoners. They had killed one of our patrolmen. An entire battalion pursued them and captured 74 alive. It was cruel; it was inde scribable.'' Escaped From Alcatraz. San Francisco, Nov. 5. Three pris oners have escaped from the United States military prison on Alcatraz is land. Among the escaped prisoners was Frank Kinne, who was under a sentence of 15 yea is for desertion and treason. Kinne was brought here a few months ago in irons from Manila. He had deserted his command and ac cepted a commission from the rebel army. He was caught leadu g a charge of rebels. In the number captured by the American troops at the time Kinne was taken were several American pris oners. Kinne claimed to be himself a prisoner of the Filipinos, but the Americans who were with the party declared this to be a falsehood, and de nounced the man as a traitor and a rebel. He was tried by court-martial and sentenced to serve 15 years at Al catraz. The others who escaped with Kinne are C. F. Huntington, under sentence of 10 years, and J. M. Potts, serving five years. Scared Her to Death. Rochester, New York, Nov. 5. The authorities of Allegheny county are looking for the persons who manufac tured a skeleton ont of animal bones which frightened Mary Oldfield, of Karrdale, to death Wednesday night. Mary Oldfield, accompanied Dy two fiends, was returning from a Hallo . ween party, where they had listened to gruesome stories until their hair stood on end. When about to enter the woods a rattling of bones was heard overhead, and looking up the trio were overcome with horror a seeing a skeleton of gigantic proportions sweep ing down on them from above. With a cry of terror Mary dropped dead. A searching party found a wire leading from the ground to a tree top to which was attached a skeleton by a pulley. Sues Asylum Officers. Chicago, Nov. 5. Andrew Fo-.sythe, who was released from an insane asy lum yesterday by Judge Dunne, has brought suit against the superintend ent and other officers of the asylum. He alleges he was illegally detained. Granted the Increase. Hazleton, Pa., Nov. 5. Cuyle Bros., stripping contractors, today granted their men an increase of 10 per cent in wages. WU ON NATIONAL HONOR. The Chinese Minister's Speech at the Carnegie Institute. Pittsburg, Nov. 6. With a grate ful enthusiasm past all precedents, the fifth founder's day of Carnegie insti tute was oelebrated today. In and around the beautiful building more than 6,000 people thronged in their de sire to express to Andrew Carnegie their appreciation, to the distinguished guest of the day, Minister Wu Ting Fang, their homage, and of the treas ures of art and science and literature their regard. Minister Wn, the speaker of the day, was greeted with prolonged applause. He said in part: "China has a great deal to learn from this young republic. I hope, however, that she will learn, not the arts of war, which have for their sole end and aim the destruction of life, but the arts of peace which make for the happiness and welfare of the people. No nation can become really great by war. True greatness does not lie in the extent of territory nor in the strength of battalions, but in the char acter of the people. From personal observation I am inclined to the belief that the American people possess the element of national greatness in a high degree. "The test of loftiness ot character is to possess boundless power without abusing it. Wealth is power. Where can you find such vast accumulations of wealth in private hands as in Ameri ca, with so little attendant evil felt by society? I have seen countries where the rich oppress the poor and the poor curse the rioh. There money is the root of all evil. The reverse seems to be the case in America. Here the rich use the ample means at their disposal for the benefit of the people, and the people have good reason to bless the rich. In other words, American men of wealth are public . benefactors. I have not far to go for an example. In your midst you have a signal instance of this class of philanthropic men of wealth. This institution is an endur ing monument of the founder's munifi cence. Here one can- find the most effective means for the enlightening of the mind and the uplifting of the soul. Books, paintings and sculpture and specimens of objects possessing educa tional value are accessible at all times and to all persons. The day will soon come when foreigners will visit this city, not so much to see the great in dustrial establishments as to see this institution, which spreads its influence far and wide. This city will be equal ly famous for the great educator as for a manufacturing center. May this standing monument of the founder's benefaction stimulate others to follow this noble example. May the 'Found er's day,' which I heartily join with you in celebrating, be ever observed from year to year as an event of na tional interest." After the exercises a reception was tendered to Minister Wu in the art gallery, where the distinguished guest met and shook hands with about 1,000 people. Lived 123 Tears. New York, Nov. 5. George' Wash ington Freeman Horner Green, a former negro slave, died in the alms hospital at Hempstead, L. I., yesterday at the reputed age of 123 years. Green is said to have been born on a farm near Elizabethport, N. J., on January 1, 1777. He was sold to a Virginia planter named Horner, by whom, it is said, he was sold to General Washing ton. In 1812 he was made a free man, and then came North and was employ ed by George Green, a Long Island farmer, with whom he remained for 40 years. Green's faculties remained un impaired until 15 yeats ago, when his sight and hearing began to fail, and he entered the poorhouse, where he had lived ever since. He used both whisky and tobacco, but is said never to have shown any bad effects from either. He was married several times and is said to have been the father of 37 chil dren, most of whom are dead. Socialist. arrested. New York, Nov. 6. Six speakers of the Socialist Labor party, who in sisted on talking to an enormous crowd at Seventh street and Avenue C to night, were arrested by the police, who claimed they had no permit to speak. A good deal of clubbing was done by the policemen, who numbered over 30. The Socialists went back to ther head quarters, overlooking the corner, after being bailed and talked again. The corwd hooted the ploice, and the offi eeis, enraged, charged the crowd. They used their clubs on a good many, heads and arms and drove them back from the street, clearing it. Then thev took the men to the station-house. They were in cells only a short time when they were bailed out. Confessed to Arson. Dallas. Texas, Nov. 5. Hiram P. Erwin was today convicted of arson. The jury returned a verdict of five years in the penitentiary. Erwin con fessed to having burned property on which there was $15,000 insurance, and claimed the owners had hired him to do so. Rebuilding of the Spanish fleet will be entrusted to French builders. The Spanish government has given en order for eight ironclads of 12,000 tons bur den, four armored cruisers of 8,000 tons burden each, and 100 torpedo boats. The order is to be executed within 10 years. . Buddhist Revival In Japan. Tacotaa, Nov. 3. According to Yok ohama advices, the Bnddhists of Japan are making great efforts to celebrate the beginning of the new century by active missionary work. The recent arrival of some sacred relics from Siam was made the occasion of an extraor dinary demonstration of devotion to their faith. The roads over which the relics were borne were covered with cloth, which was afterward sold in email pieces at more than 10 times its alue. realizing over 62,000 yen. THE SIBERIAN TRADE Russia Contemplates a Duty on American Products. MAY GO INTO EFFECT JAN UAH Y 1 Paclnc Coast Exporters Would Be Ai leeted A Matter of Beep Concern. Portland, Or., Nov. 7. Coast ex- porters who have been working up a, tine trade with Siberia are somewhat concerned over the report that the. much-talked of duty un American goo 3 sj entering Russian territory will be en-i forced after January 1. This matterV has been und:r discussion for several) years, and periodical threats of its en-j fDrceuaent have been heard from timej to time, but thus' far no decided action has been taken. The probabilities of something being done are greater now than they were on account of the new ports in the Pacific provinces being much better suppied with American goods than ever before. American lumber has been used in ties, bridges, and for other building purposes in con nection with the great Siberian rail road. Pacific coast wheat, flour, oats and other provisions have also found a big market among the thousands of the czar's snbjects who have swarmed into the ports of Vladivostock and Port Arthur and the surrounding country, which is being tapped by the great trans-Siberian railroad. The levying of this duty Is a matter jf deep concern to this coast, as it is from these ports that most of the large shipments of lumber and flour have been forwarded, and already a start had been made in other lines. Ex porters who are in touch with the situ ation are not disposed to discuss the matter very freely yet, and hope that the issue will be again postponed, as it has in the past; but the lact that a number of hurry orders for flour have been received by parties who are sup posed to be in very close touch with the ruling powers at Vladivostock and Port Arthur, would indicate that there is more than usual cause for alarm at the present time. Russia has recently established a steamship line between Odessa and Vladivostock and Port Arthur, and if the duty is en forced, it will probably be with a view to shutting American lumber and flour ont of the Siberian ports in order that the same commodities from the Black sea will be given the preference; COREA KING'S PRESENT Gives Food and Tobacco to the Allied Forces Situation In China. mgku, China, Nov. 6. A gift of a large quantity of flour, rice and to bacco from the king of Corea to the al lied forces has arrived here and been forwarded to Tien Tsin for distribu tion. The present was accompanied by a letter from his majesty expressing bis friendship and good will to the allies, and begging them to accept the supplies. There were in all 3,116 sacks of flour, 986 sacks of rice and 2,000 boxes of cigarettes, which have been apportioned among the respective troops. The share of the Americans has been forwarded to the men at Pe kin. , The gift caused considerable com ment here, especially in view of the fact that the letter from the Corean ruler expressly requested that the sup plies be equally distributed among the forces. This naturally includes the Japanese. Cigarettes are sought after as souvenirs. Outrages of the Boxers. London, Nov. 6. Dr. Moirison, wir ing to the Times from Pekin, Novem ber 2, says: "The evidence in the Pa Ting Fn trial to fix the responsibility for the massacres showed that an American lady, before execution, was led naked through the city and that her breasts were cut off. The destruction of two temples is not an adequate punishment for such inhumanity." Characteristics of Allied Occupation. London, Nov. 6. "Advices from Tien Tsin," sayi the Shanghai corre spondent of the Times, "show that confusion, disorganization and absence of security are the chief characteristics of the allied occupation." Sew German Loan. Berlin, Nov. 7. It is ascertained from a source apparently reliable that another and even larger imperial loan is forthcoming. Leading financiers of Berlin and Frankfort coroborate this statement. The cost of the China ex pedition, which is much more consid erable than has hitherto been admitted, must be covered by such a loan. Transvaal Exhibit Shut Up. Nbw York, Nov. 7. A dispatch from Paris to tho Herald says that the exposition authorities have closed the Transvaal pavilion because Mr. Pier son, the Transvaal commissary-general, refused to remove the inscriptions in sulting to England, with which the walls are covered. The government is experimenting with a compact emergency ration for troops in active service. Two Killed In a Wreck. Redding, Cal., Nov. 6. In the wreck of a Southern Pacific "freight train near Keswick today, two men were killed and three others injured. The dead are an unknown man and Al Bryan, of Denver, Colo. Population of Indiana and Florida. Washington, Nov. 7. The popula tion of Indiana, as officially announced today by the census bureau, is 2,516, 462, as against 2,192,404 in 1890, an increase of 234,058, or 14.7 per cent. NEW EMERGENCY RATION. Experiment on Troops In Active Service in the Field. Fort Reno, O. T., Nov. 1. The board of officers detailed by the war department to find, if possible an emer gency ration that will meet all the re quirements of troops engaged in active warfare, while away from their base of supplies and in a hostile country, where provisions are scarce, lett here yesterday with a detachment of 25 men from troop A, Eighth Cavalry, for ex perimental purposes. The men will observe the same routine as if they were engaged in an active campaign against the enemy. The members of the board are: Captain W. Fountain, Eighth cavalry, and Captain S. W. Foster, Fifth cavalry. Captain and Assistant Surgeon J. D. Poindexter, stationed at Fort Reno, accompanied the exepdition. A single ration is sup posed to contain enough food to sustain a man a day. and in its package weighs slightly more than a pound. The board has two different emer gency rations, witn which it will ex periment. The first is a ration pre pared by the board after an examina tion and analysis of the food prepara tions used in nearly all the European armies. The board's observations and conclusions are embodied in the ration which was manufactured under its supervision. The second is a ration produced by a company at Passaic, N. J. The New Jersey ration consists ol tea in place of chocolate, and a combi nation of meat and breads tuffs, com pactly arranged. The board's own ra tion consists of two cakes of pure sweet chocolate, three cakes of a combina tion of meat and breadstuff's in com pressed form, and small quantity of salt and pepper for seasoning. Cap ain Fountain, who is president of the board, said of the experiment: "Our expedition will leave Fort Reno just as if it had been oalled sud denly away from its base of supplies to fight an enemy in an unknown and hostile country. Ihe routine daily life will approximate as closely as possible the conditions of actual warfare. Five regular field rations and five of the board 's emergency ration will be issued to each man at the start. ' 'For two days the men will live on the regular army ration. On the third day this field ration will be abandoned and the men put on the emergency ration, which will be their only food for five days. The test will tie as rig orous as possible so far as food is con cerned. The result will form the basis of the board's report to the war depart ment. "At the end. of the seventh day we will leave reach Fort Sill. The men will still have a three days' supply of regular field rations, which will be enough to take them back to Fort Reno." COLLISION AT SEA. The Cnnard Liner Saxonia Cuts Down the Schooner Mary Mosquito. Queenstown, Nov. 7. The Cunatd liner Saxonia, Captain Pritchard, from Boston, October 27, which arrived here this morning, brought 15 members of the crew of the fishing schooner Mary Mosquito, which the Saxonia sank off Gloucester on the day of her departure from Boston. One member ot the crew was drowned. The Cnnarder was not damaged. Dr. Bond, of Chelsea, Mass., one of the Saxonia's passengers, made the fol lowing statement regarding the acci dent: "We were proceeding at reduced speed in the log and blowing the whistles about 6 P. M., when the look out reported a sail ahead. The engines were stopped but the steamer's way carried her into the Mary Mosquito, making a big opening amidships and flooding the schooner. The Saxonia's crew wo rked vigorously and got out two boats. Into these 15 of the crew scambled and put off from the fast sinking vessel. Fortunately the sea was smooth. All the men are Portu guese. One of them unfortunately fell into the sea was drowned." TWO MEN WERE KILLED, An Accident in the Railroad Turds at The Dalles. The Dalles, Or., Nov. 7. A collision between freight train No. 21 and a switch engine on the tracks of the O. R. & N. in this city at 3:15 this morn ing resulted in the death of John Mc Vey and Al Nash, both switchmen in the company's employ. The freight train arriving from the East ran, as is its custom, onto the sidetrack at the foot of Jefferson street just as a switch engine with a caboose attached ap proached from the west. The engineer of the switch engine saw the freight, and judging it to be standing on the siding, ran ahead, striking the freight engine, which was still on the switch. MoVey and Nash were riding on the front of the switch engine when the collision oconned, and were both thrown directly under the switch en gine. Besides having one leg caught under the trucks, Nash was crushed about the body and died at 5 o'clock. Mc Vey was terribly injured across the stomach, but lived four hours after be ing taken from under the engine. He was an unmarried man, 25 years of age, whose people are said to live in Oalkand, Cal. Nash was 40 Years old, a native of Salem, Or., and had a wife and child in Portland. Both were highly thought of here and general fa vorites ampng their fellow-workmen. Both engines were considerably dam aged, although not wrecked. Acquitted or Grain Fraud. Chicago, Nov. 7. The jury before whom Lloyd J. Smith was on trial last week, charged with irregularities in the management of grain elevators, re ported a verdict,- of acquittal. Mrs. Smith, who has sat beside her husband during the trial, fainted as the clerk finished reading the verdict. 1 a Sweeping Republican Victory. NEXT CONGRESS REPUBLICAN McKinley Carries New York by 150,000 Big; Landslide in Illinois Maryland, West Virginia and Nebraska in the Bepublican Column. New York, Nov. 7. It became evi dent at a very early hour this evening that the election of McKinlev and Roosevelt was assured. The president carried the state of New York by 150, 000 plurality. As the night progiessed, it only served to confirm this judgment, but the returns from Illinois revealed a like condition. The. Repulbican plu rality of 1896 was greatly reduced, but it was still far too large to be over come. On the cthei band, the returns from Indiana, Michigan, the two Dakotas, Utah and Wyoming, as well as Nebras ka, seem to indicate steady Republi can gams over 1896. Delaware, Mary land and West Virginia, have given de cided Republican pluralities. The count in several of the far West ern states was naturally so delayed as to give little indication of the opinion there, but they had ceased to have a determining effect, and before 10 o'clock the Democratic leaders had given up the contest and it was an nounced that Mr. Bryan had gone to bed and was sound asleep. The whole story was easily and briefly told. The Republican ticket would have a larger electoral vote than four years ago, but in the larger states of the East and Middle West the plu ralities of 1896 had been greatly re duced. Masschusetts had fallen from 174,000 to 50,000 New York, 268,000 to 150.001, and Illinois from 142,000 to 100,000 or less. The 57th congress seems to be Re publican by a substantial working ma jority. Bryan carried all the Southern states, as usual, along with Colorado, Idaho, Montana and one doubtful state, Kentucky, by a small plurality. Doubtful states which went for Mo Kinley are Maryland, West Virginia and Indiana, all by small pluralities. McKinley's purality in Ohio is 75, 000, in Michigan 80,000. Nebraska, Bryan's home state, went Republican by a small plurality. The New England states and Penn sylvania are, as usual, in the Republi can column. McKinleys plurality in Iowa is 100, 000, Kansas 30,000, Minnesota 30, 000. THE COAST, California, Oregon and Washington all went for McKinley. The contest was close in tjaiitornia, but it is expected the state will give McKinley 10,000 plurality. flrpoon cives McKinlev 14.000 plu rality, but few counties going Demo cratic. Washington goes for McKinley by a small plurality, probably 5,000, but the state ticket is much in doubt, with the probability that Rogers. Democrat, is elected governor. The legislature will be Republican. The electoral vote will probably be as follows: McKinley, 292; Bryan, 155. Disastrous to Sheep and Goats. Monroe. Or., Nov. 7. Sheep and goat raisers in this vicinity are greatly alarmed over the abundant growth this season of the poison fungus or toad stool. Goats and sheep seem to have a great liking for the stuff, and its poi sonous qualities are sufficient to kill the animal which eats it. Will Be Hanged December 31. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 7. Edward Rice, convicted of the murder of Matt Afaiipv nt Wnzdrier. Idaho, was today sentenced at Wallace to be hanged on the last day of the century, December 81. His wife was granted a divorce in Sodkane today on the ground of cruelty. lone Secures Flouring; Mill. Hepner, Or., Nov. 7. At a publi meeting at lone Satuiday evening the capital stock of the new flouring miV and elevator was all subscribed. The enterprise is to be located in a most excellent farming region. Bloh Discovery in Curry County. Gold Beach, Or., Nov. 7. George Bailey, who has been prospecting on the headwaters of Johnson creek for years, recently found an old bed of poiphry that carries free gold and has sold out to a California company for 140.000. Heppner Defeated Baker. Heppner, Or., Nov. 7. A match game of football here Saturday resulted in the Heppner team beating th Baker City team, 1-6 to 0. A large crowd witnessed the game and the weather was perfect. Off for New York With Mather. Seattle, Nov. 7. Charles E. Mather, who was arrested in this city two weeks ago on a charge of having pawn ed $45,000 worth of jewels, the prop erty of New York merchants, was to day taken into custody by Detectiv Nugent upon a governor's warrant oi extradition. Nugent left with his pria oner tonight for New York. Senor Silvela, the premier, has made the emphatical declaration that Spain mast have a powerful navy again.