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, LISCHEST M. MILLER
Illustrations by Harry Murphy; a
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TAKING HER TIME
Russia Will Leave Manchuria
When She Sees Fit.
OCCUPATION ONLY TEMPORARY
i.r . ..
6of Her Attitude Is
tsrjfZAmericay but Not
arfsTTbo flaKcs an jsn
BIIf IMP Flli fill
IxlLLlnlj IaM UIL
Witt COMMENCE SOON ON OUR LAND
INTEREST IN OIL STOCKS
Continues to grow in activity. The oil fields of "Washington are nowstrong
ly attracting capital. People are just beginning to realize that
THIS NEW FIELD GF INVESTMENT IS ONE OF GREAT POSSIBILITIES
In California there are dozens of companies that are now paying MONTH
LY DIVIDENDS of from 2 cents to 25 cents per share. This condition will
be repeated in Washington. Why? Because we have equally as good indi
cations, and it only remains for development work to prove it. We have 1404
acres of land near Tenlno, Wash., with all the best known Indications of
We have ordered and paid for a complete drilling outfit, and now offer
the public a limited amount of treasury stock at 12& cents per share for
development purposes. We invite a careful Inspection of our oil indications,
organization and plans.
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Why Smith Left Home
If you had to listen all day long to the continuous practicing of five-finger ex
ercises, you wouldn't hlame Smith. This five-finger exercise business is unneces
sary, anyway. The Pianola does not require that sort of thing. It makes an artist
of any one -who loves good music Sold on easy payments, when desired.
ML B. WELLS, Nwihwctt Aent for the Aeo!in Csmpaiy
Aeolian Hall, 353-355 Washington Street, cor. Park
ST -ETfeftSBtntG. ADrll 6. The ora
clal if'essenger today publishes a detailed
review of the -negotiations conducted by
the allied powers "with the Chinese plcn
ipoienUarMsat Tien Tsln and Pekin, and
of -the letftatlons that led to the pre
senta'tibhVof v the French draft of peace
Conditions; -which consisted of 12 points,
but Which are not yet concluded. The
Russian' Qpvernment then makes the fol
"While anticipating an early settlement
of the questions affecting the mutual re
lations between all the powers and China,
the Russian Government, on its part, con
sidered it necessary to concern lteelf with
the establishment of a permanent order
of things in the Chinese territories along
the borders of which the Busslan Asiatic
possessions extend for a distance of S000
versts (5300 miles). To this end, provis
ional written conditions for a modus Vi
vendi were agreed upon first between the
Russian military authorities and the Chi
nese Governors of three Manchurian prov
inces. With reference to the institution
of a local civil administration subsequent
ly, and after a careful consideration of
all the circumstances, the Husslan Gov
ernment drew up the draft of a special
agreement with China providing for the
gradual evacuation of Manchuria, as well
as for the adoption of provisional meas
ures to assure peace In' that territory, and
to prevent the recurrence of events sim
ilar to those of last "year. Unfortunately,
with the object of stirring up public opin
ion against .Russia, alarmist rumors were
circulated In the foreign .press regarding
the purpose and Intentions of the Russian
Government. Falsified texts of a treaty
establishing a protectorate over Manchu
ria were quoted, and erroneous reports
were designedly spread of an alleged
agreement between Russia and China. As
ai matter of fact, this agreement was to
serve as a basis for the restoration to
China, as contemplated by the Russian
Government of Manchuria, which, In con
sequence of the alarming events of last
year, were occupied by Russian troops.
In order that the requisite military meas
ures might be taken, it was imperative
.that the auefetlon- should he-BettledjHiB
;y,pr;!ifie"b"thHr. jtwas lmpo$slbIe"td
'Jay.-dowxiif brthwlOr-by- means ora'mulual
agreement the- conditions jof the eyacua
tlrin. of Manchuria, According tof. news re-i
cefved, serious ..hindrances were placed in
the way of the conclusion of such in
agreement,' and. In consequence Its ac
ceptance by China, -which was indispen
sable for the gradual evacuation of the
province, proved to be impossible.
"As regards the eventual restoration of
the province to China, it is manifest that
such Intention can only be carried out
when the normal situation "Is completely
restored to the empire, and the central.
government established at the capital In
dependent and strong enough to guaran
tee Russia against a recurrence of the
events of last year. While the Russian
Government maintains its present organ
ization in Manchuria, to preserve order in
the vicinity of the broad frontiers of Rus
sia, and remains faithful to its original
and oft-repeated political programme, It
will quietly await the further course of
The unbiased opinion, here is that Rus
sia occupies an Impregnable diplomatic
position fiom which nobody can dislodge
her. However warlike Japan may feel,
Russia is "confident that no opportunity
will be given her to take the offensive
without placing herself in the wrong. As
far as cap be seen, Japanese threats have
not caused a ripple of excitement here.
Russians- action,-Is that It Is respoEstlr
to Secretary Hay's note of- March lJfitv
This note had been previously cowafiril
cated to the Chinese hjUster at Wah-V
ington and advised him "that tne TJalfid
States viewed as. Inexpedient and danger
ous ttf. the interests of China the con
clusion' of any private territorial, oc finan
cial agreement. ,A "eopy of this com--munlcation
was sent to the "patted
States Ambassador a. cBfc, Petersburg, Mr,
Tower,' and the. UtiH&fcljtn .Aiabassa"d?
Washington" was alsoade aware. 'ox It
contents. While' the' -mote -wssf -not(,JMi
dressed directly to Russia- yetf-fry .the;
foregoing means it came tully ib 'the at
tention of the "Russian authorities.
Mall advices have been received at the
State Department indited by Minister
Conger before he left Pekifc pn his -homeward
trip. These deal at J30o Tlength1
with the negotiations be Ween h$(u3iSK
ters of the powers, but it lis not-deemed'
well to publish the detaUkfcTttil H.rv
However, the- salient feaVfrediJthfe-iV
resDondence Is the discIosiirV-of th'edUH-V
cultles that have been fthcounterea. hy.
the Minister in an effort to find coranVon,
cround for the arrangement of a scheme,
of indemnification, it appearing, that,
there were as many projects submitted
as there were Ministers In attendance atl
tne meeting. j
There is still no word fromMn, RocX-
hilL the United- States SrmUCqmmis-i
. . . . . ..iiit,i".ii-. i..r.i;
sion.er at .feKin, ana tne-'-inaprespiuiiju:
vans mat tne negoiiauop&stare ttf,vnit
such condition that It Is noxT -possible, tbj
make a definite report 01 progress.
STATE DEPARTMENT NOTIFIED.
Regards the Threatened Manchurian
WASHINGTON, April 5. The United
States Government has received a com
munication from the Government of Rus
sia of unusual importance, bearing upon
conditions In China and particularly those
relating to Manchuria. The document Is
of such a character as to have produced
a profoundly favorable Impression, and at
the State Department it is looked upon
as the most salutary development that
has occurred for many months In the
problems of the East As to Jhe exact
terms of the. comiiiunlcaTJon, there Is 'no
official statement-thus far, although later
.doubtless TvllI be communicated 'by
the President". "Secretary Hay received It
from the Russian Ambassador, Count
Ckssinl, last night and took speedy steps
to lay ltbefore thev President .The latter
shared the Secretary of State's gratlflca-'
tlon that a way has been found to .-dispose
of the complications over the Man-(
cKurlan question and to, baring Russia .In
to strong accord with 'the o'ther powers.
At thg Russian Embassy no Information
was obtainable as to the communication,
Cpunt Cassinl asking to be excused from
While there is an entire absence of
authoritative information, yet It is un
derstood that Russia now takes occasion
to give positive assurance of the disin
terested sentiments which have animated
her throughout the consideration of the""
Chinese question. As to Manchuriaj-lt'
is made clear that Russia's course never
has varied In the nurpose to leave that
province an Integral part of China 'and
to retire the Russian troops as rapidly as
safety would permit. This, moreover, It
is made plain in the communication, has
been Russia's course throughout, -notwithstanding
assertions to the contrary.
But as a more signal evidence of Russia's
purpose, and In harmony, with the Czar's
aspirations for peace and harmony- -bcr
tween the nations, the Russian govern:
ment now gives assurance of the most
definite and satisfactory character as to(
the execution of this purpose. The extent'
qf the assurance can be best judged by
'ift Imriresslon made In the hlsrhest official ,
$ quarters here 'that the threatened crisis!
over Mancnuna nas Deen Tcompieteip
The Russian communication Is the
more significant, coming at a moment
when the press advices from Europe as
sert that Bussla was collecting an army
of 300,000 men for the purpose of hold
ing Manchuria without reference to the
desires of the other powers. There is no
doubt that Russia has a large Vnllltary
force In Manchuria, so that had she de
termined to hold the province she has
the military establishment already on .the
ground prepared to maintain her occu
pancy. To the officials In Washington,
one of the most gratifying features of
Proposed Consolidation of
AIL TO BE IH 0HE E0HEANY
?3Ekp 3FrB909e& Deal ,"WH1 Inyolve the
aiest CemfelnailoB of Capital
t - 4b 'tkeHhrterr of
HEW TORK, April 5. Reports that
,nuge railroad combinations are in pro-
j cess-of formation .were widely circulated
nere today. Detailed statements . con-
j'.cfernlng the plan already published, look
ing to the combination of all the great
ULTIMATUM FROM .JAPAN.
Satisfied With Russia's Reply;
LONDON, April 6. "Russia's reply con
cerning Manchuria being unsatisfactory,
the Japanese Government has decided"
says the Yokohama correspondent of the
Daily Mail, wiring Thursday, "after a
conference with the heads of the army and
navy, with the Departments of Finance
and Foreign Affaire, to address a second
and more peremptory remonstrance, de
manding a reply within n stated period.
This remonstrance, communicated through,
the Japanese Minister In St. Petersburg,
almost amounts to an ultimatum."
Jnpan's Alliance With a Viceroy;
LONDON, April C "Japan is taking
measures, with a view of hostilities with
Russia," says the Pekin correspondent of
the Daily Press. "She has entered Into
an arrangement with Liu Kin Yl, Viceroy
of Nankin, who is acting on behalf of the
other friendly Viceroys and Governors re
garding the course they will pursue In
the way of aiding Japan against Russia.
It is understood that they have promised
to place the telegraph communications
and transport facilities at the service of
THE KULANGSU CONCESSION.
Foreign Ministers Reerard It as Ex
PEKIN. April 5. The Ministers think
the Island of Kulangsu concession juefe
agreed upon extremely Valuable, as heJ
lsianu can ne controJieuruoauiuieiy, u,g ah
as" sanltarv and.other.measurfi3.arefc6ni!
cerned, ftnd -will pecpmcargeTv ,,&$
. ......... rf. .. . -l JtTviii j??.ai!Jl'aJ
enureiy unter lnteiiiiunKin control.
The Ministers, arid njther foreigners, oon-
smer tne lorunoauons ot tne ierman .Le
gation excessive, and believe it to, he the
reason for the 'Chinese cohrfc not, return
ing to Pekin. -A deep and wide mba't has
been dug on, two sides of the. legation
premises. The barracks on the new l'ega-,
tlon grounds are -well under way, includ-.
ing those of the American Legation.
The bodies of 32 United States soldiers,
including the remains of Captain R. B.
Paddock, of the Sixth United States Cav
alry, and Captain H. J. Reilly, of Battery
F, Fifth United States Artillery; were
shipped this morning to Taku, where they
will be placed on board a vessel for trans
portation to the United States. Thebodles
were placed upon the train with imposing
On one subject the members of the Rus
sian Legation know nothing, and that Is
the Manchurian question. The feeling at
the other legations is that Russia Is'
bound to do something or lose prestige
with the other powers.
To Provide for the Indemnity.
SHANGHAI, April 5. The China Asso
ciation has cabled to London to protest
against the proposal to pay the Chinese
Indemnity by an irtcrease of the tariff.
The association claims that although such
an Increase is possibly practicable, it
should remain for future settlement, as
an Increased tariff is calculated to de
prive the commercial powers of means of'
redress for treaty grievances, and is also
detrimental to the expansion of trade.
The association considers that the honest
collection of present native sources of
revenue wlll adequately provide for the
payment of the Indemnity.
More Trouble Brewing.
TIEN TSIN, April 5. It Is reported here,
that the Russians have been endeavoring
to enforce a purchase of the disputed rail
way siding from the original Chinese own
ers. " " , '
MAYOR OF T0PE&A.
Colonel Hughes, Republican, Elected
by Nine Votes.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 6. As a result of
the canvass of 'the city election returns
made by .the Council Colonel J. W.' F.
Hugh'es, Republican candidate -for Mayor,
Is elected by nine votes., A. Y Parker,
the Democratic candidate, will file contest
proceedings. The meeting was a sensa
tional one, and lasted until 2 o'clock this
morning. .The presence of several police
officers was required in the Council cham
ber to preserve order.
Election Frauds In Denver.
DENVER, April 5. The election can
cassers today threw out the vote of the
third 'precinct of the third ward," as the
judges "had .refused to sign the certificate
on account of the alleged fraudulent vot
ing. This will result in the seating of
Andrew Llmbrlck, Republican, as Alder-,
man, Instead of John Stoddard, Democrat,
who was elected on tne iace or tne re
turns. A citizens' committee is securing
evidence of election frauds, which will
probably form the basis of a .demand for'
an Investigation by a special grand jury.
Some, of the men who are accused of
organlilnff gangs of repeaters have fled
from the city.
. . ( .
An English Paper Amused.
LONDON, April p. The Saturday .Re
view, still smarting under the sting of!
i wjhat it,.. calls "Cleveland's insolent mes
ffinW" discusses the A'merican-Venezule-
.""-' . -r. - . -
Tan relations ana says:
'We have-Wleympatny lor the Vene
zuelan Government, out have the deepest
sympathy with any attempt to arrest the
wholesale application of Monroeism that
Is practiced In the United States. It men
aces the legitimate development of Eu
ropean countries and we have.reason to
know it excites the gravest apprehen
sion in governing' circles in Germany. In
any case, the irony of the political Nem
esis was rarely more delightfully appar
ent than under the present condition of
affairs' and we await developments with
no 'less amusement than Interest.'
a little bit premsftufe. I do not believe
the amalgamation has been -effected yet.
It Is true that steps ate under considera
tion looking'toward t combination of the
roads mentioned. I think it will be ef
fected, for all of the Interests are favor
able to it. It can scarcely be called
an amalgamation of the roads under the
scheme that Is under consideration. It
Is merely a centralization of power look
Jng toward the best interests of the va
PURSUED BY PLUMER.
Bow Seat of
LONDON, April 6. Lord Kitchener re
ports as follows to the War -Office:
"Coloner Plumer has advanced 20 miles
beyond Nylstroom, unopposed, on the way,
According to the Pretoria correspondent,
of the Daily Telegraph, the Boers have
shifted their seat of government from
Pietersburg to a point 55 miles northeast.
All the Guns Accounted For.
LONDON, April 6. Lord Kitchener, re.-,
porting to the War Office the finding-of
an abandoned and destroyed pompom,
near Vrlheid, says: "This accounts for all
$ -' oooo toia
SENATOR ADDISON G. FOSTER
y anaosHHBssssHSHuaMHBHKrass&&eo3i aar:F
" WHOSE RERl&qMEOPN,STHE FIGHT FOR THE FEDERAL
" V .PATRONAGE IN,' WASHINGTON.'
TACOM'AT April .& Senator Foster reached hpme .early this mornlnff. , His
home-'cominE has been anxiously awaited by. politicians of high and low degree,
all of-whom arc deeply Interested lnthe Question of Federal patronage; . Hla re
turn 'was the signal forthe outbreak'of .the. flcht In dead 'earnest. The terms of
nearly all the Federal appotntees'In this state explre..tbis.S.iimm4r,.and.there,are
several candrdalest'fqr each ofljee. Senatbr Foster Is the only Republican .'In.-the
upper house of -Congress from "Washington, and the general oplnlon-ls-that his in-
"dorseme'nt of an applicant for a place at the public crib wlU. be final. r v" "
The principal fight Is 'over theCollectorshlp at Customs, now held by Colonel
F. D. Hu'catls, who Is not out for reappointment. The -most prominent' candi
dates for the place are ClarenceAV. Ide; present United StatesMarshal; B. B.
.Crocker,, of-Walla "Walla, and Mayor Thomas-J. Humes,"of,SeattIe. Marshal Ida
is a close friend of exSenator, Wilson,' and his .friends assert' he has Senator Fos
ter's promise. This .Is strongly disputed by Ide's enemies. It Is, not known.for
certain whether Mayor Humes would accept thp position. Mr. .Crockerls":belleved
to be the candidate of what! Is known in Tacoma as the "Foster push."" and
-many, politicians' predict' he' will land' the plum.! It was originally Senator' Fos
ter's Intention to appoint -his business -partner, the late Percy D. Norton, of Ta
coma, to "the" Collecto'rship, but Mr. Norton dl&d about a year ago: He was: tho
most active man In Senator Foster's flsht for election before the -Legislature of
1800. There are several contests for other offices, DUt none' of them will 'be so
bitter as that over the Collectorshlp. .
railway systems of the United States unT tne enemy's guns
der the control of one-company, were southern district."
given, but, as a general thing, promi
nent railroad officials and bankers de
clined to discuss the .matter.
According to all accounts, the enter
prise Involved the greatest combination
of capital collected In the history of
finance. It was said the company would
be formed under the laws of New Jer
sey for the purpose of conducting a gen
eral freight ana transportation busiuws
throughout the United States: that the
company would hold a controlling Inter
est in all of the great railway systems,
and that the management of the roads
would be vested in the controlling com
pany. According to the proposition, each
rnnd wnuld nreserve Its Identity and cor
porate existence, but the new company ! day.
would control the affairs of all. By this
policy, it was asserted, large sums of
money could be saved as a result of
economy in management and the stop
page of rate-cutting. The names of men
like" J. Pierpont Morgan, William K. Van
derbllt, James J. Hill, Edward B. Harri
ntan, George J. Gould, John D. Rocke
feller, Jacob H. Schlft and James Still
man were freely used.
One renort stated that the first step In
the proposed plan would be the securing
of control of tne stocus oi me i;nicugu,
Burlington & Qulncy. the Erie, the Great
Northern and the Northern Pacific, and
that provision would be made for the ac
quisition of other properties in the im
Discussing the reported amalgamation
of the railroad interests of the country,
the New York Press will say tomor
row: "All that Is aimed at, according to the
best authority obtainable, Is a 'comunlty
of interests.' The close amalgamation
on a 'community of interests' basis .was
first brought through the efforts to J.
Pierpont Morgan. As a result of this
close union of interest, ruinous rate wars
are already at an end, not so many high
priced officials are needed as before and
one can buy a ticket on any trunk line
In almost any one of the large offices in
thP oitv. However, that, a single com
pany' will 'be formed under the New Jer-
known to ' be in the
CAPE TOWN, April 5.-GeneraI French
continues to press the Boers at Vrlheid.
Transvaal Colony. Tho Boers abandoned
a pompom, which the British found In a
email shed at the bottom of a precipice.
For Services to British "Wounded.
JOHANNESBURG, April 5. Lord
1 Kitchener has personally presented the
Red Cross medal to Mme. Ferrlers. head
, of the French Ambulance Department,
for her services to the British "wounded.
Boers Driven Back.
BETHULE, Orange River Colony, Thiirs-
April 4. A force of Boers under
Commander Kritzinger attempted to re
cross into the Orange River Colony to
the west of here, but failed.
Preparing: for Winter.
LONDON. April 6. The Kroonstadt cor
respondent of the Times, wiring Thurs
day, says that preparations are being gen
erally made by the British forces for Win
DANISH WEST INDIES.
Deal, According: to British Corre
spondent, Reaches Serlons Stage.
LONDON, April 5. "It seems that the
question of the sale of the Danish West
Indies has reached a serious point," says
the Copenhagen correspondent of the
Daily Mail. "Washington Is understood
to be Inclined to take umbrage at Den
mark's hesitation to accept the American
offer. The attitude of the United States
has become almost menacing, but Den
mark has the moral support of the Eu
Rev. Robert Mclntyre Resigns.
CHICAGO. April 5. The Chronicle says:
Rev. Robert Mclntyre, pastor of St. James
Methodist Episcopal Church, well known
as lecturer,, poet and humorist, will soon
sey laws' to 'take over all. the railroads aban(jon his pastoral charge and will
nf tha ponntrv is not consiaereu seri
ously by well-Informed railway men."
Dispatches received In this city tonight
from Cincinnati statea tnai a giganui;
travel extensively In search of health.
He Is a brother of Rev. J. P. Mclntyre,
who served as chaplain on the battle
ship Oregon during the battle at San.
amalgamation of rour railways unaer tne j tIag0 Bay Throat trouble Is the irame-
guiding hand of J. nerpont morgan nau diate cause of nig retirement. He intends
already taken place. The roads men-, to spend aDout a year In California, and
tloned were the Southern Railway, the If Ws health ig benefited there, may make
Cincinnati. Hamilton & Dayton, the Chi-, hls home on the Paciflc Coast perma.
cago, moianapous oc ijuuuviiie unu mc
Cincinnati Southern. Relative to this par
ticular report, Samuel Thomas, the presi
dent of the Chicago. Indianapolis & Lou
isville. Railroad, tonight said:
"At the present time there is little to
say about the deal. I believe the report
that comes from Cincinnati, however, is
Union Iron Works Strike Ended.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 5. The"Iabor
troubles at the Union Iron Works have
been amicably adjusted and the strik
ers have returned to their posts.
TRADE OF ALASKA
Three Great Transportation
MILLIONS -WILL BE INVOLVED
Yukon Mercantile Company Is to Be
the Xante of the Corporation.
and San Francisco Will
SAN FRANCISCO, April B. The Call
will ssy tomorrow:
"Within a week orso arrangements wilt
be completed for the formation of a grt
combination of tho Alaska trading and
transportation companies. Many mlHloaa
of capital will be combined and. great interests-
will be centered. In. Son Franctsqo,
which now are scattered and to some de
gree antagonistic. The companies that
are parties to the deal, which bids fair
to be completed directly, are the Alaska
Exploration Company, the Alaska Com
mercial Company and the North Ameri
can Trading & Transportation Company.
These three companies are heavily capi
talized. The Alaska Exploration Com
pany has a capita J stock amounting to
Jl,C0O,000, the Alaska Commercial Com
pany is capitalized at $2,000,000 and tha
North American Trading & Transporta
tion Company ha3 a capital. oC $5,000,900.
Whether the Ames Mercantile- Company,
of this city, will be a party to the com
bine also does not seem to have been de
termined. The capitalization of thla
company is $300,000.
"When the deal Is finally consummated
the corporation representing the combined
Interests will be. known as tho Yukon
Mercantile Company. This city will b
made the supply point and vary fetrgety
tho point of departure of tha vessels of
"The negotiations have beere oarrled eit
as secretly as possible and hav been
actually fruitful of but ono large result
up to the present time. That consists
in the agreement that has been made lo
regulate transportation on the Yukon
River. There will be no- more cut rates.
This was considered one of the essential
provisions necessary to be made at ono
in view of the coming season. There 13
a complete understanding In thla regard.
Rate-cutting and the need o better ar
rangements for the general welfare led up
to the making of the combination that
now Is nearlnp completion.
"Hereafter, so say some of the lnsldrs,
the new corporation will be enabled to
devote Its attention to the development
and upbuilding of the trade of Alaska and
the Yukon country generally, which here
tofore it has been Impossible to do under
the antagonistic conditions that luve.,do
tained. "From the first, publicity haa been
avoided as much as possible- In addi
tion to the war of rates between traders,
which has tended to disturb the ' even,
course of the business In Alaska, there
have been other matters that have led
up to the present condition of affairs.
Lighterage at Nome and strikes havo
brought the companies nearer together.
The present season, under the arrange
met3 already made for the management
of the transportation business of the Yu
kon, will be much more profitable than,
on previous occasions.
"It was said tonight that when all the
matters connected with the pending deal
are completed a written statement will
be given out to the press for the further
enlightenment of the public."
Know Nothing: of Alaska Combine.
CHICAGO, April 5. Neither the Weare
Commission Company nor the North
American Transportation & Trading Com
pany, both of which concerns do a lrgo
Alaska business, when seen today, knew
anything whatever of the scheme, as re
ported from London, to merge Into ono
big concern, with a capital stock of $100,
000,000. all the Alaska transportation and
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Russia explains her attitude toward Man
churia, Page 1.
The State Department Is satisfied with Rub
sla's official explanation, rage 1.
Japan, dissatisfied, sends an ultimatum, to Rub-
sla. Page 1.
Sublff Bay marines caused tho surrender o
rebels in Zambales Province. Page 2.
Agulnaldo Is still preparing hla manifesto.
Gold has been discovered on Masbate Island.
Page 2. .
Tho Union Iron Works was given the contraat
for the new cruiser Milwaukee Page 3.
Governor Allen, of Porto Rico, has returned.
Mr. Knox accepts the Attorney-Generalship.
The Boers have again moved their seat of gov
ernment. Page 1.
Kruger discusses the sltuatlan in South Af
rica. Page 3.
"Waldeck-Kousseau la reported to be better.
Now it Is proposed to consolidate all the big
railway systems Into one company- Page 1.
General Casslus M. Clay fought a SherKt'3
posse which tried to serve papers on him.
A large radiator plant at Detroit was burned.
Three large Alaska transportation companies
are to be combined, with San Francleoo aa
headquarters. Page 1.
Senator Foster's home-comlns was signal for
outbreak o nght for Washington Federal
places. Page 1.
Ex-Fish Commissioner Reed's claim for Maren
salary wa3 denied by Oregon Secretary of
State. Page 4.
Salem Is asked to cut expenses $3700, rathe
than levy an occupation tax. Page 4.
Oregon law for bounty on seals, sealtons. ete.,
Is Inoperative, says Attorney - General.
Lightship Is practically safe from the break
ers. Page 5.
Big profits In oil and wheat cargoes. Page 5.
Monmouthshire brings lighter cargo than,
usual. Page 5.
January marine disasters. Pase 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Y. M. C. A. raises $25,0OQ for addition to new
building. Papa 12.
Expert Runyon recommends site for drydeek.
President McKlnley -Invited to spend two days
' In Oregon. Page 8.
William Sherlock remembered Good Samaritan
Hospital. Children's Home and Baby Htoma
In his will. Page 8.
Annual meetlne of stockholders of tha Baby
Heme. Page 8.