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At first she re fused to heller It, but when Mary ant Jenny buth anretl b'r It was tnn, ul when she herself ItMti woiar demotistra tloil of the fart, ah ve wa to t'U loug tit of wiH'pluir, and then, drying her eyes, declared that Henry Lincoln should see "that alio would not die for him," Htlll a minute olmerver could easily have seen ibat ber gayety wsa feigned, for she had loved Henry Lincoln a sin cerely as she was csbl of In Ins, and uot even UeorK Moreland, who treated her wlia hla old boyish familiarity, could make her fur a moment forget one who now passed bar coldly by or listened pas sively while the earrastU; Evron Hern dou likened her to a waten image, tit only for a glass can! Toward th taat of April Mra. Maaon and Mary rotiiruod to their old home In tbt country. Un Hlla'a amount Mr. Campbell bid dtH-ltlfd to remain In tb city durlnit a part of tha iiuiiraw, and aha labiuvd hard to k'p Mary aUo, Mary prumU'il, howvr, to apond th next winter w ith hor aunt, who wept at pari lu with her moro than aba would probably bavt done bad it bmi Klla. Mary had partially cu(acd to tah the a boul lo Wo Corner, but George, aa auwluf a kind of authority over her, de clared she should aat "l don't want your cyca to grow dim and your cheek pule lu that little, pent up room," aald he. "You know I'va Ihnd theru and iwi for myaelf." Mary colored, for tSHrB'a unnner of lat had piualed her, and Jenny had moro than onca wbiapered lu ber ear, "I know Ueorgo lovea you, for bo looka at you juat aa William doea at me. only a little wore ao!" . Ida, too, had once ratachlevontly ad-drexm-d ber aa "Couain," adding that there waa no one amoug ber acquaint antra whom abe would aa willingly call by that name, "When I waa a little girl," aald he, "they utd to teaao ni about George, but I'd aa aoon think of marrying my brother. Yon never aaw Mr. ftlwood, George'a claMttiate, for be'a lu Europe now, between you and me, 1 like him and A loud call frmu Aunt Martha prevent ed Ida from Bulidiing, and the eonvema tion waa not again reaumed. The next morning Mary wa to leave, an.t aa abe atood In the parlor talking with Ida, George came In with a traveling aatchel in bia band, and a abawl thrown ore leady over hla arm. "Where are yon going!" aaked IJ. "To Kprlnglleld. I have bulnee there," aid George. "And when will you return?" continued Ida, feeling that it would be doubly lonely at home, - "That depends on clreumatancea," aaid he "1 ahull atop at Chlcopee on my way back, provided Mary la willing." Mary anawered that abe was always glad to see ber friends, and as the car riage juat then drove np, they started to gether for the depot. Mary never re membered of having had a more pleasant ride than that from ltoston to Chlcopee. George was a moat agreeable companlou, and with him at ber aldo she aecmed to discover new be, untitles In every ob ject which they passed, and felt rather sorry when the winding river and the blue waters of I'ordotik I'ond warned her that Chlcopee atation waa near at hand. "Oh! how pleasant to lie at home once more, and alone," mild Mra. Mason, but Mary did not reply. Her thoughts were elsewhere, aud much as she liked being alone, the presence of a certain individ ual would not probably have marred her happiness to any great extent But he was coming soon, and with that in antici pation she appeared cheerful and gay as usual. Among the first to call upon them was Mrs. Perkins, who canio early in the morning, bringing her knitting work and staying alt day. She had taken to dress making, she said, and thought mnybe she could get some new ideas from Mary'a dresses, which she very coolly asked to see. With the utmost good humor Mary opened her entire wardrobe to the inspec tion of the widow. At lust the day was over, and with It the visit of the widow, who had gathered enough gossiping mate rials to last her until the Monday fol lowing, when the arrival in the neighbor hood of George Moreland threw her upon a fresh theme, causing her to wonder "if 'twas Mary'a beau, and if he hadn't been kinder conrtin' her ever since the time be visited ber school." She felt sure of It when, toward even ing, she saw them enter the school house, and nothing but the presence of a visitor prevented her from stealing across the road and listening under the window. Khe would undoubtedly have been highly editied could she have heard their con versation. The interest which George had felt in Mary when a little child was greatly increased when he visited her school lu Klce Corner, and, saw how much she was improved in her manners and appearance; and it was then that he conceived the Idea of educating her, de termining to marry her if she proved all he hoped she would. lie had asked her to accompany him to the school house, because it was there bis resolution had been formed, and it was there he would make it known. Mary, too, had something which she wished to say to him. She would thank him for his kindness to ber and her parents' memory; but the moment she commenced talking upon the subject George stopped her, and for the first time since they were chil dren, placed his arm around her waist and, klssiug her smooth, white brow, suld, "Shall I tell you, Mary, how you can repay me?" .. She did not reply, and he continued: "Give me a husband's right to care for you, and I shall be repaid a thousand fold." Until the shadows of evening fell gro'ind them they sat there, talking of the future, which George aald should b all one bright dream of happiness to the young girl at bis side, who from the very fullness of her joy wept as be thought how ai range It wa that she should be the wife of George Moreland, whom many dashing belle bad tried in vain to win. The neat morning George went back to ltoston, promising to return In a week or two, when be should expect Mar in acivimtmnir tiltn la (Slonwood. SB be wished to see ltose once more before she died. . CHAPTER XXII. The window of Hose Lincoln's cham ber were open, and the balmy air of May came la, kissing the white brow of the sick girl, and whispering to ber of swell ing buds and fair young blossoms, which ttis breath bad wakened into life, and which abe would never see. ' " "Has Henry comer abe asked of ber fstber, and la the tones of her voice there wss an unususl gentleness, for just as she was dying Hose waa learning to live. For a time she bad seemed ao indiffer ent and obstinate that Mr. Howlaad had almost despaired. Put night after night, when her daughter thought she slept, she prayed for the young girl, that ah might not die until she had first learned the way of eternal life. And, is If In an swer to ber prayers, Hose gradually be gan to listen, and as she listened, she wept, wondering, though, why her grand mother thought ber so much more wicked than asyvsd .--'- , On her return from the city Jenny had told her a gently as possible of Henry's conduct toward Ella, and of her fear that be was becoming more dissipated than ever. For a time Hose lay perfect ly still, and Jenny, thinking she was asleep, waa about to leave the room, when her sister called her back, and bid ding her alt down by her aide, said, "Tell me, Jenny, do you think Henry has sny love for me?" "He would be aa unnatural brother if he had not," answered Jenny, her own heart yearning more tenderly toward her sister, whose gentle manner she could not understand? "Then," resumed Rose, "If be loves me, he will be sorry when I am dead, and perhaps It may save him from ruin." The tears dropped slowly from ber long eyelashes, while Jenny, laying her round, rosy cheek against the" thin, pale fare nesr her, sobbed out, "You must not die dear Kse. You must not die, and leave ua."" From that time the failure was visible and rapid, and though letters went fre quently to Henry, telling him of his sis ter's danger, he atiil lingered by the side of the brilliant beauty, while east morn ing Hose asked, "Will he come to-day ?' and each night she wept that he was not there. Calmly and without a murmur she had heard the story of their ruin from their father, who could not let her die with out undeceiving her. Before that time she had asked to he taken back to Mount Auburn, designating the spot where she would be buried, but now she insisted up on being laid by the running brood at the foot of her grandmother's garden, and near a green, mossy bank where the spring blossoms were earliest found, and where the flowers of autumn lingered longest. The music of the falling water, she said, would soothe her as she alept, and its cool moisture keep the grass green and fresh upon her early grave. One day, when Mrs. Lincoln was sit ting by her daughter and, as abe fre quently did, uttering Invectives against Mount Holyoke, etc., Hose aaid, "Don't talk so, mother. Mount Holyoke Semi nary had nothing to do with hastening my death. I have done it myself by my own carelessness;" and then she confess ed bow many times she had deceived her mother, and thoughtlessly exposed her health, even when ber lungs and side were throbbing with pain. "I know you will forgive me," said she, "for most se verely have I been punished." Tht, as she beard Jenny's voice in tie room below, she added, "There is one other thing which I would say to you. Ere. I die, you must promise that Jenuy shall marry William Bender. He is poor, I know, and so are we, but he has a no ble heart, and now, for my sake, mother, take back the bitter words you once spoke to Jenny, and say that she may wed him. She will soon be your only daughter, and why should you destroy her happiness. Promise me, mother, promise that she shall marry him." Mrs. Lincoln, though poor, was proud and haughty still, and the struggle in her bosom was long and severe, but love for her dying child conquered at last. "And, mother," continued Rose, "may he not be sent for now? I cannot be here long, and once more 1 would see him and tell him that I gladly claim him as a brother." A brother! now heavily those words HinntA nnon tha hArt nf tha Rii1r trltn Ilenry was yet away, and though in Jen ny's letter Rose herself had once feebly traced the words, "Como, brother do come," he still lingered, as if bound by a spell he could not break. And so days went by, and night succeeded night, until the bright May morning dawned, the last Rose ' could ever see. Slowly up the eastern horizon came the warm spring sun, and as Its red beams danced for a time upon the wall of Rose's chamber, she gazed wistfully upon it, murmuring. "It is the last the last that will ever rise for me." ; . ; . William Bender was there. He had come the night before, bringing word that Ilenry would follow the next day. There was a gay party to which he had prom ised to attend Miss Ilerndon, and he deemed that a sufficient reason why he should neglect his dying sister. "If Ilenry does not come," said Rose, "tell hira it was my last request that he turn away from the wine cup, and say that the bitterest pang I feit In dying was a fear that my only brother should fill a drunkard s grave. He cannot look upon me dead, nnd feel angry that I wish ed him to reform. And as he stands over my coflla, tell him to promts never again to touch the deadly poison," , ; Here she became too much exhausted to say more, and soon after fell Into a quiet sleep. When she awoke ber father was sitting across the room, with his head resting upon the window silt, while ber own was pillowed upon the., strong arm of George Moreland, who bent ten derly over her, and soothed her as he would a child. Quickly ber fading cheek glowed, and ber eye sparkled with some thing of Its olden light; but "George George," was all she bad strength to ssy, and when Mary, who bad accompanied hi in, approached her she only knew that she wss recognised by the pressure of the little blue-veined hand, which soon drop ped heavily upon the counterpane, while the eyelids closed tsuguidly, and with the words, "Ha will not come," she agsla slept, but this time 'twas the long, deep sleep from which she would never awak en. ( Slowly the shades of night fell around the cottage. Softly the hind hesrud neighbors passed up aud dowa the nar row staircase, ministering first to the dead, and then turniug aside to weep as they looked upon the bowed msn, who with his head upon the window silt, till at just as be did when they told him abe waa dead. At hi feet on a little stool was Jenny, pressing bis hands, and cov ering them with the tears she for bis sake tried In vain to repress. At last, when It waa dark without, and lights were burning upon the table, there waa a sound of some one at the gate, and In a moment Henry stepped across the threshold, but started and turned pale when he aaw bia mother In violent hysterics upon the lounge, and Mary Howard bathing ber bead and trying to soothe her. Before he had time to ask a question, Jenny's arms were wound around hla neck, and she whispered, "Rose la dead. Why were you so late?" He could not answer. He had nothing to ssy, and mechanically following his elster he entered the room where Rose had died. Very beautiful had she beea in life, and now, far more beautiful in death, she looked like a piece of sculp tured marble, as ahe lay there so cold and still, and &.U snccssciotts of the, sceJd- ing team which felt upon ber face as Henry bent over her, kissing her Hps and calling upon ber to awake and speak to him once more. When she thought he could bear It Jenny told him of alt Rose bad said, and by the aide of her coffin, with his band resting upon her white forehead, the con science stricken young msn swore that never again should ardent spirits of any kind pass bis lips, and the father, who stood by and heard that vow, felt that if It were kept, his daughter had not died In vain. The day following the burial George and Mary returned to Cbicopee, and as the next dsy was the one appointed for the aale or Mr. Lincoln's farm and coun try house, he also accompanied them. "Suppose you buy it," said he to George aa they rode over the premises. "I'd rather you'd own it than to see it in the bands of strangers." "I intended doing so," answered George, and when at night he was the owner of the farm, bouse and furniture, be genet-qpsiy offered it to Mr, Lincoln rent free, with the privilege of redeeming It whenever he could. ' This was so unexpected that Mr. Lin coln at first could hardly find words to express his thanks, but when he did he accepted the offer, saying, however, that he could pay the rent, and adding that he hoped two or three years of hard labor in California, whither be intended going, would enable him to purchase it back. On bis return to Glen wood be. asked William, who was still there, "how he would like to turn farmer for awhile." "Oh, that'll be nice," aaid Jenny, whose love for the country was as strong aa ever. "And then, Willie, when pa comes back we'll go to Boston again aud prac tice law, yon and 1!" Jenny looked up In surprise while Wil liam asked what he meant. Briefly then Mr. Lincoln told of George's generosity and stating his own iuteutions of going to California, said that in his absence somebody must look after the farm, and he knew of no one whom he would as soon trust as William. William pressed the little fat hand which had slid into his, and. replied that, much as he would like to oblige Mr, Lin coln, he could not willingly abandon his profession in which he was succeeding even beyond his most sanguine hopes. "But." said he, "I think I can find a good substitute in Mr. Parker, who is anxious to leave the poorhouse. He is an honest, thorough going man, and his wife, who is an excellent housekeeper, will relieve Mrs. Lincoln entirely from care." "Mercy!" exclaimed the last-mentioned lady, "I could ptver endure that vulgar creature round me. First I'd know she'd want to be eating at the same table, and I couldn't survive that." Mr. Lincoln looked sad. Jenny smiled, and William replied that he presumed Mrs. Parker herself would greatly prefer taking her meals quietly with her hus band in the kitchen. . "We can at least try it," said Mr. Lin coln in A manner so decided that hts wife ventured no further remonstrance, though she cried and fretted all the time, seem ingly lamenting their fallen fortune more than the vacancy which death had so re cently made in their midst. , (To tie continued.) Proof Positive. Brigga Bertler Is an uss, that's what he Is. He la always ou the wrong side of every question. Ilarlelgh But he says the sniuo thing of you. Brlggs Well, nnd doesn't that prove what I sny of him? Boston Transcript, An ID-Kx ore se I Idea. "How much Is that employe short?" Inquired the commercial acquaintance. "Short!" echoed the bank director, "We're the oues .who are short. He Is away ahead of the game." Washing ton Star. Not Her Way. "I suppose that woman orator spoke her mlud. freely on the subject?" "Not much. She demanded half of her $50 In advance before she Went on the pIatform."-Phlladelphla Bulletin V Gool He Pent. Mr. Smart Well, you know you fish ed for me. Mrs. Smart Yes; and what did I catch? A lobster! Philadelphia Bulk' tlu. EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD, A ComprthcniSv Rvkw f th Import Heppcitl$i af the Past Wtk Presents' hi Condensed Form Which It Most Ukely te Provt of InUrtit Ut Oar Many Rudera. The new government of Manila i now in effect. Liberia is afraid Germany want it for a colony. The lcRat ion defense at Fckin are arprcmf.l!i:jj cotnpletiou.- Insurgctta have been driven out of tlireo more town in Miiukiro. England approve the atern Boer policy announced by Chamberlain. Any settlement of the 8.i Francis co labor troubles seema very remote. The death of Dowager Empress Frederick ia expected at any moment. Austrian will resort to force to keep out American ahoe store in Vienna. ' Another Negro lias been lynched in the Taliaferro neighborhood in Mississippi. Fruit failures by drouth in Eastern state will create a good demand for Northwestern fruit Statistics for 1900 show the United States to be by far the greatest coal producing nation in the world. Canners and fishermen on the Co lumbia agree that the down river salmon run i was caused by hatchery work.., Several pouches of moil were atoen from the union depot at Portland. Saturday. Some of the mail was re covered, but no clew to the thief. William Stcffen, ft laborer, of Mos cow, Idaho, while violently insane shot and killed Dr. W. W. Watkins, and wounded two others before he was shot by the posse which gathered. An attempt was made to assassinate the queen dowager ol Portugal. Conferees on steel strike have come to an agreement on peace terms. Lord Roberts has been voted 100.- 000 for his services in South Africa. Another revolt has been started against President Castro, of Vene zuela. : The names of 4,200 people were drawn in one day in the Oklahoma land lottery. An American 'anarchist on his way to Russia to kill the Czar was arrested in Switzerland. The military affairs of Oregon and Washington will be turned over to General Randall, ' The strikes on both sides of the continent continue with no prospect of an immediate settlement. The transport Egbert sailed from Seatttle for St. Michaels with 130 re cruits and a cargo of goods Tor the military post there. Five masked men held up a train near Chicago, They secured no treasure, although the express car carried about $50,000. Captain Diax Moreu, who com manded one of the Spanish warships: in the battle off Santiago is of the opinion that Schley was both brave and competent. Boers got much the better of a hot skirinish near Mauta. English House voted $10,000,000 for the Pacific cable. . The band of insurgents in Batangas province ahs been captured. The corn belt is getting less rain and another hot wave is predicted. A new South African policy is ex pected to follow the return of Lord Milner to Transvaal. Admiral Kinibcrly has asked to be excused from the Schley court of in quiry. Ill health is given as his reason. '.:-:-" i- The 'pay chest stolen at Santa Cruz, Philippine islands, has been recovered, with the contents un touched. Two nonunion teamsters in San Francisco fired into a body of strik ers, wounding one man. The shoot ers were arrested. Although the drought has been broken in tho southwest, the effect has been to cause the price of all products to raise. A general strike ; comprising the members of the City Front Federa tion, San Francisco, has been order ed. The strike affects 20,000 men. Two men in a row boat upset in the Btraita and were picked up and taken to Seattle by a steamer. They had been in the water 13 hours. One of them died from the effects.- The governor of Panay has asked for aid in consequence of ravages of locusts. A new truss will have to be placed in the Brooklyn bridge to replace the broken one. The population of the German em pire includes 3,000,000 who use the Polish language., , The world has two and a quarter million acres under tobacco cultiva tion, which produces 850,000 tons each year. ; The will of Pierre Lorillard, of New York, disposes of an estate valued at about $4,000,000; Twenty years ago his wealth was estimated at $20,- ,000,000. TRAIN WAS HELD UP. f lv Matkti Men Stopped Passenger Near CWcaje failed to find Treasure. Chicago, Aug. 2. The Baltimore A Ohio passenger train from the East, which was due to arrive at the Grand Central station, Chicago, at 9 o'clock last night; was held up by five masked men at 8 o'clock last night, between Edgen'iore and Grand Calumet Heights, InL, 31 miles out of Chicago, One of the mail cars, which contained no money, was dy namited and wrecked. The attempt at robbery was made after the two mail cars had been detached from that train and run a Quarter of a mile ahead. The failure of the robbers to make a rich haul was due to the fact that the express car, which con tained th train's treasure, was in an unusual place. After wrecking the mail car and obtaining no booty the men disappeared in the darkness without attempting to rectify their mistake. The only loot they carried away with them as a result of their adventure was the gold watch of the engineer. The train was the New York and Washington vestibule lim ited. Most of the trainmen were shot at and had narrow escapes from bul lets. No person was injured, either by firearms or dynamite. REWARD FOR LORD ROBERTS. English Meae el Lords Votes Him s Snag ForiuM for Work In South Africa. London, Aug. 2 In the house of commons today, proposing a resolu tion granting Field Marshal Lord Roberts 100,000 for bis services in South Africa, J. Balfour, the govern ment leader, in the course of his eu logy of the field marshal, said that there was no doubt that but for T-rml Roberts' daring and strategy, and the rapidity with which his plans were carried out, Kimberly and Mafeking would have fallen, 11,000 British would have been starved into submis sion at Lady smith, and there would have been a general rising of disloy alists in South Africa. The Liberal leader, Sir Henry Campbell-Banner-man, concurred in the motion. John Dillon, Irish Nationalist, strongly opposed the vote. He de clared Lord Roberts had shown the greatest inhumanity in South Africa, and said he had employed barbarous methods and had proved himself a dismal failure. Mr. Labouchere. Radical, and Mr. Kier-Hardy, Social ist and Independent Labor, also strongly opposed the measure. .Swift MacNeil, Irish Nationalist, said he considered Lord Roberts' operations were conducted with a maximum of cruelty and a minimum of humanity. and that his farewell speech at Cape Town was horrible hypocrisy and blasphemy. After further debate Mr. Balfour moved the closure, which was carried. The resolution was adopted by a voteof 281 to 73. GENERAL WOOD ON CUBA. - fit Says the Americans Can Sett! Up and Get Out Within Eight Months, New York, Aug. 2. General Leon ard Wood, military governor of Cuba, who is now on board the dispatch boat Kenawha preparing for a cruise along the coast of New England, said today, in discussing. Cuban affairs: "Cuba - is a totally undeveloped island, and has a great future before it. Yellow fever, in another year, will cease to be epidemic. We have not had a single case of yellow iever in Havana this summer, and none in Eastern Cuba for two years past. Cuba's resources require time for de velopment. The last enormous sugar crop was raised on 8 per cent of the entire sugar producing lands Only this small percentage is under culti vation. ,. "We have $1,500,000 in our reserve fund, and can pay all our debts and get out of Cuba within the next eight months. We have established 3,600 flourishing schools. Two years ago we were obliged to provide about 100 orphan asylums to protect the desti tute children. Since then we have abolished 60, and expect to be able to close more before we retire from the management of Cuban affairs. Our health compares favorably with that of the troops in this country, showing that the island is healthy." BATTLE WITH FILIPINOS. Americans Killed Seven Rebels and Took 13 Prisoners. Manila, Aug. 2. Lieutenant Croft, of the Nineteenth infantry, with a mounted detachment of Cebu scouts, has had an encounter with 60 insur gents. Seven of the rebels were killed and 13 taken prisoners." Of Lieuten tant Croft's force, two privates were slightly wounded. ' The Philippine commission has passed the Manila civil charter, which will go into effect immediately. The tax on real property has been amended, it being fixed at 1 per cent for the present, and 2 per cent after 1902. Tomorrow all the military cable and telegraph lines will be opened for com mercial use. . : Baldwin Arctic Exploring Party. Vardo, Norway, Aug. 2. The Arctic exploring ship America, with Evelyn Baldwin, leader of the Bald-win-Zeigler expedition on board, has sailed from here. There were 426 dogs and 16 ponies aboard. The ves sel's course was toward Cape Flora, where Mr. Baldwin expects to join the Frithjof and Belgica, the other two vessels of the expedition, which left several days ago. Mr. Baldwin intends to push as far north as possible. NEWS OP THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PART8 OF OREGON. CommereU and Fbuacia! tUpptnlnp ol Im. port ate A Brief Review ef the Growth and Improvement ef the Many Industries Throughout Our Thriving Comrooswtalth Litest Market Report The town well in Lakeview has gone dry ana is to be dug deeper. Heavy timber fires are reported not more than 10 or 12 miles from Baker city. ". A fine lot of 84 , bucks from the Ladd farm have been taken to Gil liam county for breeding puproees. The Booth-Kelly Lumber Company will have 20 five room cottages built for its employes at Wendling, Lane county. '' The Modoc tribe baa dwindled to 77 members, mostly women and sick or diseased children. There are only 13 able bodied warriors. Some Gilliam county cattle were dying of a disease thought to be black leg, but veterinary diagnosis proved it to be caused by eating rusty grass. -Baker City is having lots of trouble because her new gravity water system is not completed. The streets are six inches deep in dust and the sewerage is bad. The air is now somewhat hazy down the Willamette valley, but not because of forest fires. Numerous farmers and ranchers are clearing land and burning brush. The Mule Gulch, Grant county p!wCC.o, ewsed ?? Cazmcn John son, have cleaned up $8,000 already this season, and are expected to dou ble the amount before snow flies this autumn. There are numerous parties out in the mountains in Curry county, sev eral being from San Francisco. " The law requires a non resident hunter to pay a $10 license for the privilege ol hunting. .; Sage hens are said to be very nu merous in Baker county. The postoffice at Emery, Crook county has been discontmuea. The Nehalem Coal Company ha? filed articles of incorporation. Capi tal, $150,000. v ; : " The postoffice at Ophir, Curry county, has been discontinued, mail going to nedderburn. Dry weather and horn flies are hav ing an unfavorable effect on the dairy business in Curry county. . Volunteer wheat is said to be yield ing 15 to 20 bushels to the acre in some parts of Wasco county. The first shipment of Marion county peach plums was recently sent from Salem to Puget sound points. S. II. Haggard, one of the best known attorneys in Southern Oregon, died suddenly at his home in Marsh field, aged 62 years. Destructive wheat field fires ait reported from near Pendleton. About 210 acres were burned and the losses will aggregate $2,000 or more. The Bonanza mine, in the Sumptei district, Eastern Oregon, will make improvements which will double th present output of $30,000 per month. Portland Markets. Wheat Walla Walla, export value. 5556c per bushel; bluestem, 57c j vftl lev. nominal. Flour best grades, $2.903.40 per barrel; graham, fz.bU. Oats $1.151.20 per cental. Barley Feed, $16 16.50; brewing, $16.5017 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $27 per ton; mid dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16. Hav Timothy. $1113: clover. $79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per ton. Butter Fancy creamery,1720c; dairy, U15c ; store, ll12c per pound. Eggs 17(3i 17 c per dozen. Cheese Full cream, twins. 11 ll)c; Young America, 1212c per pound. ' Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00 4.75: hens. S3.750i4.75: dressed. 10(3 11c per pound; springs, $2.504.00 per dozen ; ducks, $d for old ; $ 2.50 3.50 for young; geese, $44 50 per dozen ; turkeys, live, e10c; dressed, 1012Jc per pound. Mutton Lambs, 3J4c, gross; dressed, 67c per pound ; sheep, S3.25. cross : dressed. 66Wc per lb. Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756; light, $4.755; dressed, 67c per pound. Veal Small. 89c; iarge, 6 7Ms per pound. Beef Gross ton steers. $3.50(34.00 cows and heifers, $3.253.50; dressed beef, 647J4C per pound. " Hons 126814c per pound. Wool Vallev. ll13c : Eastern Oregon, 8 1 2 o; mohair, 2021c per pound. Potatoes-$1.001.25 per sack;new potatoes, 1J-4C per pound. Holland has 10,100 windmills, each of which drains on an average of 310 acres of land. Capt. A. F. Lucas, the discoverer of oil in Beaumont, Tex., who is said to be worth $40,000,000, was practical ly penniless a year ago. It is reported in the Jacksonville, Fla., papers that a company at St. Cloud, that state, has succeeded in making excellent paper from the leaves of the palmetto. TO UNITE ALASKA AND 8I&ERIA. Report f Big Concern Barked v frsexh and AmeHcM Capital St. Paul, Aug. 6, The Pioneer Press says : Robert Barbier, manager of the Russo-Cbina bank, ef Pekin, representative of the Russia govern ment and manager of the Manchuria railway, who is at present in St, Paul, is said to be connected with a tremen dous scheme of railway construction destined to unite Alaska and Siberia and furnish rail and water connec tions between Circle City and Vladi vostok, the eastern terminus of the trans-Siberian railway, at a cost of $200,000,000.. - - The enterprise, it is stated, has the backing of the Bank of France and powerful money interest in the United States. It is to be essentially a French-American undertaking, for which capital is already ; in sight should it prove feasibls. The length of the proposed railroad from Circle City to Behring sea will I about 2,000 milce, and on the coast of Siberia to Vladivostok is 1,800 miles. If the concessions are secured from the United States and the protection afforded the property of the company is adequate the pri mary survey will commence shortly. M. Barbier, it is stated, is In the United States for the purpose of ob taining information as to the prob able attitude of the government to wards the proposed line. THE MOUNTED PATROL. First Step en the Part of Chin tor the Pro tection of Tnvelcrt, Washington, Aug. 6. The state department has received, through Mr. Squieres, secretary of the legation at Pekin, a bo froni Li Hhcjj -h-ni describing the regulations for the control of the mounted patrol, which it is proposed to establish along the road between Ching Ting and, Fao Ting Fu. V'-"-"-: i; air. nqu teres says in is is me nrss. step on the part of the Chinese au-, thorities toward the protection of for- turbed districts of the provinces of Shan Si and Chi Li. -The regulations are quaintly expressed, but d sub stance they provide for the establish ment of military posts at nine sta tions on the road, the commanders of which are to furnish escorts for trav elers. The escort is to keep within 12 feet of the traveler, whose pace must set theirs. It is to disperse people who gather about the traveler and are boisterous, and its members are not to accept any pay from a trav eler under pain of dismissal. A post will be forwarded every two days. THIRD MAN NOT NAMED. No News Given Out Regarding the Schley Court of Inquiry. Washington, Aug. 6. Acting Sec retary Hackett had expected to be able to announce the name of the third member of the Schley court of inquiry today, but could not do so up to the time the department closed. Nevertheless, it is surmised that he has heard from at least one of the rear admirals he has addressed on the sub ject, and that he has communicated the result to Secretary Long, and will await his pleasure before making any announcement. Secretary Long has specially delegated the task of mak ing a selection to Acting Secretary Hackett, but as a matter of courtesy, it is probable that he will be made acquainted with the choice before it is made public. ' GREATEST IN THE WORLD. United States Mines Far More Coal Than Any Other Nation. Washington, Aug. 6. The report of the coal product of the United States for 1900 shows that the output of Oregon was 58,864 short tons, as compared with 86,888 tons in 1899. The Washington product increased from 2,029,881 tons in 1899, to 2, 474,093 tons in 1900. The total output for the United States in 1900 was 269,064,281 tons, an increase of. 15,324,289 tons over the year preceding. This makes the United States by far the greatest coal producing country in the world. Postal Service on the Koyukuk. Washington, Aug. 6. The post office department has established a steamboat mail service from St. Michael, at the mouth of the Yukon river, to Beetles, a new postoffice at the head of navigation on the Koyu kuk river. The distance is 900 miles, and service including all intermediate points is to be performed until the close of navigation this year. Fatal Smelter Explosion. Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 6. Advices received from Morenci are to the effect that the center converter of the Detroit Copper Mining Company blew up, killing two men and serious ly injuring eight. The furnace and centers were scattered for some dis tance. - Will Manufacture Arms and Ammunition. Tien Tsin, Aug. 6. The governor of Shan Shun, Yuan Shi Kai, ia con structing arsenals in that province for the manufacture of arms and smokeless powder. He is engaging experts who were formerly employed in the arsenals here. The Chinese are aho manufacturing arms and ammunition at Pao Ting. Trade is improving, but the attitude! of the Chinese is sullen and defiant.