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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1900.
. NO. 26.
EVENTS OF THE DAI
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
J'KKSH TICKS MOM Til K WIltKS
All lliti-rcallng Colli i ll f H Krillll
Ihu Two lliiiiUiliurKii l'rnl.,l
In h t'tmilmiaed lrm.
Colombian rebel threaten Panama
Maryland Democrats lmv declare
Otis Iium landed In Han Francisco and
in on Inn way to Washington.
Itnthor tlum suppress the Boxers,
China moans to Unlit till Europe.
Tliu Itnpiihlicnns wore generally suc
cessful in the election in Oregon.
(Jeorgo Murphy, h Brooklyn bridge
builder, Him drowned near Eugene, Or.
Tim wife o( ex-secretary of Uinta
John Sherman, died atMauslluliI, Ohio,
Cl hi n frauds nre now known to In
volve ii u amount something like $500,
0110. Boxer me said to lie approaching
Tien 'J'hIu, intending to attack the
Tho In iiiHii hint agreed to the $3,000,
000 appropriation lo the St, Louis ex
position. A medical diploma
raided in Chicago and
its officers lire
Lord Robert linn entered Pretoria.
lll llret order after reaching the city
was (or tint release of priaouvr.
Miilcolin A. Moody was re-elected to
congress from the Second district u(
Oregon, Tongue front First district.
Tho iittoruiiy (or tne Chinese Six
Companies in Sun Francisco, (lied with
the chirk ol the United Ntatea ciicuit
court mi application (or nil injunction
compelling the Imard of health o( thin
city to uluiudon tli" quarantine which
it lum imposed upon the Chinatown
tlimrge O. Perry, o( Dubuque, Iowa,
has been appointed I' ul tod Mates mar-
hIiiiI (or Alaska, He was several times
chairman of a congrcsinual commit
ti'D. It in hIno Minted that lieorge ('ran,
i( Unit city, Senator Allison's format
law partner, and twice postmaster n(
Dubuque, will he federal judge of
Special dispatches received from
Aljlem portruv a serious situation.
Thounuida of Moors are mussing- at
J'"yrls and in the nolj-hliorhoixl, pre
paring for a determined attack upon the
udvanco posts of the French. Tli
French columns have joined hand at
Zouliia, but the ineu Buffer terribly
Iroui heat and thirst, and hundreds of
camels died. The French tire prepar
ing entrenchments and are oonltdcnt of
their ability to repel ail attack and
even to take tho olIcUHlve against l-'tilg
British agonl are buying horse in
Another den h from plague has oc
curred in hau I'muoisco.
Congress Iiiih npproprintoi about
$iiO,UO0,0(H) tlilH session.
liner are making strenuous efforts to
out Huberts' commimcatlous.
Tliree men wore killed art a result of
a feud at San Augustine, Texan.
Twenty-live armed in mi reditu aur
rendered at Calcro, island of I'aiiuy.
Charles I'arroll, of Albany, Or., (ell
from 1111 excursion train and win in
Wlrlos telegraphy will be estab
llshod in San Francisco, l'uerto Uioo
mill the Philippines.
Mm. Alsoiim Parson Stevens, one of
the best-known woman souiulologist
in Chicago, died suddenly at the Hull
Robbers attempted to hold op a
train 110 lulled from St. Louis, but the
plucky light of tho express messenger
tiuil baggage master prevented tliuir
work from being successful.
The Russian inlnisler of marine has
taken measures to increase the ellloien
cy of the Baltic, Ulack Hea, Mediter
ranean mid Asiatic Heels. Under the
instructions given, three battleships,
three coast clofenso ships, one cruiser
nud tho imperial yacht are to be hole!
in reserve In the llnltic; five battle'
plans, three torpedo iiuiinontH, one
transport, one third-china cruiser and
one training ship in the ltlack ten, and
in the Mediterranean, the Knsman
miuiidron will comprise one battleship,
three gunboats and one torpedo gun
boat. Iahus Klopsch, of Now ' York, pub-
liaher of thu ChriNtian Herald, wlio is
lit llombay, writes of the famine
atrlekun districts in India in the fol
lowing torma: "livery where 1 met tin
most shocking and revolting scenes.
The (amino camps have been swept bv
cholera and smallpox. Fugitives, seat
tering in all directions and stricken '.J
flight, were (ound tlyh y. in the fields
ami roudsido ditobes, The numbers at
one relief station were increasing at the
rate of 10,000 pur day."
The discharge of the prosidont of the
Amalgamated Association of Tin
Workers precipitated a strike at the
(ireat Western Tiiiplate Works, Joliot,
Illinois, throwing out 1)00 ineu. The
wage question in not involved.
Heven hundred injunetlims were filed
tipou strikers and labor leaders in the
fieorge's CJroek, Maryland, coal mining
region, restraining llieiii fr interfer
ing with miners who desired lo lesume
Russia and Japan may oome to war
is result of the lioxen movement.
The American warships Nashville
nd Monacaoy have been ordered to
Oenerul I'lo del Pilar, the Filipino
leader, was captured by American six
mile east of Manila.
Two men were Instantly killed and
sight seriously injured by the explosion
of a boiler at a brick work at Aiinis-
The Doxer movement 1 spreading
throughout Uhlua. Kusnia gives notic
that if the powers do not act she will
go it alone.
An explosion, caused by mining
fuses at the custom department, at
Oporto, Portugal, killed two persons
and injured Hi.
narry uekicer, a well known pro.
motor of Western railroad properties,
shot and killed himself in hi apart
meuts at .New York City.
One man was killed and four hurt
by the (ailing of a Ireight elevator
the Nichols & Shepherd Implement
building at Kansas City.
A flra in the oil redoing ami salt
peter district ol Hamburg, Germany,
destroyed projierty to the value
,uou,uuu marks, including muny
A lannery owned by Fayette, 8haw
& Co., at Miller, Wis., was destroyed
hy (Ire, causing a loss of flOO.OOO
Nino hundred men were thrown out ol
The investigation of the affairs nl
Adolph A. Knhu, junior member of the
linn of Kuhn Pros., brokers, of Chi
cage, shows he has left a shortage ol
The president has approved the find
ings and sentence in the case of Cat).
tain Doming, of JIutTalo, assistant com
missary o( subsistence, U. 8. V., tried
at Sun Francisco ou a charge of forgery
and embezzling public funds.
Alexander Stevenson, a line repairer
ol the Utah Kloctrio Light & Power
Company, of Salt lke, was instantly
killed by electricity on Third Sontii
and Main streets. lie went np a pole
to do some work, and look hold of a
live wire. His Isjdy hung suspended
in the network of wire in tho presence
of hundreds of people.
In Japan a new law just put into op.
eration forbids smoking by persons un
der 20 years old, and also forbids the
selling of tobacco or other smoking
material to youths of this age. Fines
are provided for the smoker and for
whoever sells to him the stuff. The
law provides also (ot fining the parents
of such yonthful smokers, because they
did not touch their offspring better
Indiana Democrats indorsed Bryan
Kobert's army is resting at Pretoria
Democrats of Missouri indorsed the
l'.nd of the Chicago labor trouble
seem to be in sight.
Wolvorton's plurality (or supreme
judge of Oregon is more than 10,000.
Affairs in China are gradually work
ing up a crisis of the first magnitude.
The legislature of Oregon will be lie.
publie.au on joint ballot by a majority
Chicago people contributed 5,000
toward the relief of the Indian famine
A Christian journal in Japan has
been suspended for showing disrespect
to the imperial house.
Alexander M. Dockery, of Oalluiin
county, Missonri, has been nomiuated
by the Democrats (or governor.
Fire at Susanvtlle, Cal., destroyed
three blocks o( stores, containing forty
buildings, entailing a large loss.
London papers think that the l!rit
lb squadiou is recognized as inferior to
the Husslan as well as the Japanese,
Chinese soldiers attacked the Boxers
near Poking, and in the engagement
which followed many were killed on
A nispatch from Cucuta, department
of jjautiiuiler, Venezuela, say that after
13 days o( fighting, the Colombian
revolutionists have routed the govern
ment forces near Buracamauga, captur
ing a number of prisoners, including
Secretary Long has issued an order
(or an experiment of the utmost im
portance. The purpose is to see how
much time would be occupied in put
ting into condition (or active naval
service a part of the United States tleet
to meet an emergency.
Judge Morrow, of the United States
circuit court at San Francisco, on com
plaint made by Jew Ho, has granted
ail order temporarily restraining the
board of health and chief of police
from prohibiting the surgeons employed
by the Chinese to care (or their dead,
entering the quarantine line.
Steps have been taken to organize a
national Negro party in Philadelphia.
Prominent negroes bishops, ministers,
editors and lawyers at a meeting de
cided to place a presidential ticket in
the Held with negro candidates. The
phiu is to organize the party in every
state of the Union, and nominate can
didates for itate and congressional
An American wator hyacinth which
is not infrequently an obstrution to na
vigation in southern rivers has been
successfully killed on the Melpomene
canal, ivew Orleans, by a chemical
A license to sell intoxicants was
given to a man in Benton, Ky., with
the proviso that 110 one should be al
lowed to "treat" in his barroom, and
that every patron must pay for his own
CLOSED WITH SONGS
Picturesque Scene When the
ILL ANIMOSITY WAS PORUOTTES
r'ir of III 11 I.h.I Itnjr Was th
lury uf tlis Olil Coiirr0S
tli Naval Hill.
Washington, June 9. In marked
contrast with the exciting incident at
tending the bitter struggle of the clos
ing hours 6f the session, Speaker Hen
derson laid down his gavel at 5 o'clock
this afternoon at the conclusion of one
of tho most picturesque scenes which
has ever occurred in the hall of repre
tentative. Party passion and personal
rancor, which have brought the house
to the brink of actual riots at times
during the last 48 hours, gave way in
the closing half-hour to good fellow
ship, which ended in a patriotic out
burnt that stirred the crowded gu Her lei
to the highest pitch of enthusiasm.
During a brief recess, taken within
80 minutes ol the time fixed for the
final adjournment to give the president
an opiMirtuuity to adix his signature to
the bills that were being rushed to him
(or approval, a group of members, led
by Murcer (Pep. Neb.), Ball (Dem.
Tex.), .Fitzgerald (Ddin. Mass.), and
Tawney (Pep. Minn.), congregated in
the area to tho left of the speakers ros
trum and began sinigng patriotic airs.
The gallerie.4 were banked to the doors.
"Columbia, the (iein of the Ocean,"
"Auld Lang Syne," "The Kod, White
and Blue" successively rang out. A
the sinking proceeded, members joined
the group, until, without regard to age
or party, the entire momebrship of the
house joined in the choruses. The
spectators in the galleries applauded
each song until the strains of "Dixie''
filled the hall. Then their unbouudoo
enthusiasm broke out in wild cheers.
But the enthusiasm "Dixie" evoked
was not to be compared with the re
markable (lemoustiation which tol-
owed, when, in a clear and ringing
tenor, Fitzgerald (Item. .Mass.) started
the national anthem with the inspir
ing words, "Through the Dawns' Early
Light." In an instant all the men,
women and children in the galleries
were on their feet joining in the sing
ing. The mighty chorus fiom thousand
of throats reverlierated through the
hall, milking the pulses leap and the
blood tingle. It was a magnificent
and sonl-inspiiing spectacle. The
ladies kept time to the rythm of the
music with their naudkerchiels and
the men lieat the measure with their
hands. The speaker, pausing as he en
tered the hall, raised his voice also.
The excitement produced by the
scene overcame a white-haired old man
in one of the public galleries, nud when
the song ceased he jumped upon his
seat and shouted: "That is the song of
the angels in Heaven." Jle was
plainly a crank, lint as he showed a
disposition to harrangue the house, he
was qmclky elected.
After Speaker Henderson had mads
graceful farewell sH?ech, thanking
the members for their courtesy, and
had declared the house adjourned, the
members testified to hiB popularity by
singing "For He' a Jolly Good Fel
low," and the newspaper correspond
ents in the press gallery celebrated their
emancipation from the burdens of con
gloss by singing tho "Doxology."
The principal feature of the closing
day in the house was the reversal of its
action last night in turning down the
conferees on the naval bill for yielding
ou the item relating to ocean survevs.
Overnight the sentiment of the house
underwent a complete change, aud to
lay the members voted by a large ma
jority to accept outright the senate
amendment, which goes much further
than the compromise which the con
ferees oflered last night. The new con
ferees, led by Cannon, who had brought
in a compromise which they considered
more satislactory, wore iguominiously
pushed aside. It was a distinct vic
tory for the old conferees Foss (Hep.,
11.), Dayton (Itep., W. Va.), and
!iiiiimiiiga (Dam. N. Y.). The other
features of the closing day was the
course of LeuU (Dem., O.) in blocking
unanimous consent legislation. For
three days he had objected to bills be
au. se the majority would not allow
the testimony in the Coeur d'Aleue in-
estimation to be printed, and he main
tained his position to the end.
Canadian Army Food Rcamlal.
Ottawa. Ont.. June 9. The onnosi
tiou in the house of commons endeavor-!
d to make a scandal out of the einer-
gency food supplied to the Canadian
soldiers now in South Africa, and which
waa supplied by the Canadian govern-
ment. F. D. Monk charged that a
spurious article was sent instead of the
geuuiiiH. Dr. Borden, minister of mili-1
tin, stated that the emergency (cod was '
purchased under contract from Dr. K.
Devlin, of Montreal, aud was tested
mouths before it was bought from the
contractor. Another test was made of
the samples ou hand, and tbe tests
were satisfactory. Tbe chargo of the
opposition is that Dr. Devliu did not
supply the class uf goods that he agreed
Chicago, Juno 0. A special to the
Kecord from Victoria, B. C, Bays:
Nows was brought from the Fast by the
steamer Kmpress of Japan that a seri
ous uprising against the British has
agaiu broken out in North Borneo.
Many refugees who arrived in Labuan
say that the cause of tho outbreak wa
the general dissatisfaction against the
rule of the chartered company. In the
fighting several British wero killed and
seven wounnoa. twenty-nve Chinese
were killed, and the environ
oitv were totally destroyed
of thf '
EDUCATION IN PHILIPPINES.
What ilr. Atkinson Fropoaes to Aoeom
pllsli In tho Island.
Chicago, June 9. Dr. Fred W. At
kinson, recently appointed superintend
ent of public instruction in the Philip,
pine, i in Chicago. He was princi
pal of the high schools of Springfield,
O., for several years, and was appoint
ed to hi present post on the recom
mendation of the president of Harvard
"The education problem in the
Philippines," laid Dr. Atkinson, at
the Auditorium last night, "is most
complex. I would not care to outline
a plan nntil I have anived on the
ground and studied the situation. Ho
fur as I have been able to learn, the
people ol the islands are apt and eager
to learn, but I am convinced that some
special course of study will have to be
introduced. From advices which 1
have received (rem .Manila, 1 learn
that Father McKinnon, an ex-Chaplain
in the United States army, has estab
lished several schools, and $ 40,000 has
been spent in the purchase o( text
books. "A nearly as I can learn, 5,000 Fil
ipino children are attending the schools
in Manila alone. I believe that our
policy should be aggressive and at the
same time conciliatory, and in all
probability we shall be obliged to de
vise special educational courses to meet
the conditions existing in the islands."
Dr. Atkinson will leave (or San Fran
cisco today, and expects to remain in
the Philippines (or several year at
A NAVAL EXPERIMENT.
Putting War-hips In Condition for Ira
Washington, June 9. Seeretarj
Long has issued an order (or an experi
ment of the utmost importance to the
navy. The purpose is to see how mnch
time would be occupied in putting into
oondition (or active naval service a part
of the united btates fleet to meet an
The vessels selected for the experi
ment are the battle-sbipe Indiana and
Massachusetts, now laid up in ordinary
at League Island, with a skeleton
organization of officers and men aboard
Captain Dickens commands the Indiana
and ha six olficeis and about 150 men
nnder him. The Massachusetts is
Tinder command of Captain Train, with
four officers and about 150 sailors
Order have been telegraphed Admiral
Casey, the commandant of the League
Island yard, and the two captains
above named, to put the ship into con
dition for immediate service, to last at
least 60 days. No notice ha been pre
viously given of the department's in
teution. By the terms of the order the
ships must clear League island inside
of three day. The ollicer who have
projected the experiment hope to do
better than that.
The ships each have abont 650 tons
o( coal aboard, but must be supplied
with food, maps, bedding, ammuni
tion, eto. The hardest question to deal
within the present straits of the navy
is that' of personnel. Officers were
wired at once, and it was necessary to
rob some of the bureaus of the navy
department of much-needed assistance.
The o ilicer most 1 emote from League
Island is Lieutenant Wilson, at Bos
ton, so that all of them should be
aboard ship by tomorrow night.
The Hartford's crew, now at Norfolk,
has been ordered to leave tonight (or
League island, and from her numerous
crew the complements of the Indiana
and the Massachusetts will be brought
to the standard. About 300 ineu and
13 ollicer will be required for each
CYCLONE OF FIRE.
Town on the Mesnba Iron Kan-re Wiped
Duluth, Minn., June 9. The entire
business and most of the residence sec
tion of the town of Virginia, on the
Mesa oh Iron range, wag wiped oat of
existonoe today about noon, and it only
took 60 minute to do it. In that time
fully 165 buildings were reduced to
ashes. Telegraphic communication
was cut off very soon after the first
news of the fire oaine, and was not re
sumed entil this evening.
The news tonight indicates that it
was a veritable cyclone of fire. The
entire country around ia parched and
ready to burn. The Dames broke out
it the Moon Ss Kerr mill, on the shoie
of Silver lake, southwest of the town.
The main business section of the city is
about rive blocks from the mill, and
over this intervening territory the
flames spread fiercely, carried directly
to the business buildings by a tierce
southwest wind. Within an hour it
had carried everything between the
mill and the railroad station, eight
The path of tbe names was as clean
ont as that of a oyolone. The territory
over which the fire traveled covered
about 12 blocks, about nine of which
were thickly built up. Tonight there
is not a business house, hotel or store
etanding in Virginia. The residence
portion o( the town was only partially
burned. The school house is untouched,
K also are most of the churches.
loss is estimated at $500,000.
more than $124,000 insurance is
ried in the town.
A member of the San Fraucisco Mu
sicians' Union has been fined $50 for
violating tbe laws of the organization.
A New Transport.
New York, June 9. An Erie basin
shipbuilding firm has begun work on
the transport Kilpatrick, whose recoil
rtructlon will cost $408,000. The
nruction win cosi $4us,uuu. ine 1
Kilpatrick is intended to ply between I
San Francisco and the Philippines. I
San Francisco and the Philippines
She will be entirely remodeled, her
engines will be overhauled and large
iteel deck houses will be built on the
A farina boiler is a necessity, as with
one mere is no uuuger 01 icoruuiug.
CAPTURE OF PILAR
Real Filipino Leader Taken
HE WAS CAUGHT NKAR MANILA
IUwt (Hand of St Americana Afaln'
600 In-urgent at
Manila, June 11. General Pio del
filar, the Filipino leader, ha been cap
tured near Manila.
Bravo stand at Cstublg-.
Washington, Jane 11. Perbap the
most thrilling and picturesque incident
f the entire Philippine war occurred
at Catubig, on the island of Samar,
where, April 15 last, a party of 81 en.
listed men of company K, Forty-third
volunteers, held at bay a lorce of some
600 insurgent during four day of fierce
fighting, reinforcements arriving just
in the nick of time. The war depart.
ment ba received repoit from Captain
II. M. Day, of the Forty-third volnnteer
infantry, and rirst Lieutenant J. T.
Sweeney, of that regiment, who com
manded the rescue party, giving all the
detail of the attack, siege and the
According to the report the attack
on the garrison at Catnbig began with
out warning, Sunday morning, April
15. rroin the hill on all sides, from
very point of vantage in the town and
Irom a deserted church directly adjoin
ing came a rifle and cannon fire of tar
rible intensity. Tuesday morning.
bandful of burning hemp were thrown
Into the barracks from the insurgents
in the church and soon the soldiers
refuge was on fire. All effort to sob-
due the fire failed, and, finally, the lit.
lie band, made a dash for the river
bank. Some were killed before the
bank was reached, other (ell dead in
a boat in which it was intended to
make the opposite shore, and when
trench waa finally dug with bayonets,
only 16 of the 31 were left to roan it.
Here, for two more days, Corporal Car
son, handling his men with the judg
ment of a veteran, held out under 1
terrible fire nntil the arrival of Lien
tenant Sweeney's command, which had
been ordered to supplement the garri
son at Catubig, and which was on it
way up the river on the steamer Lao
Aug. Not until within a quarter of
mile of Catubig, says Lieutenant
Sweeney, in his report, did tbey bear
the noise of the engagement. Then be
realized that he and his men were sore
ly needed and he ordered the captain
of tbe steamer to run his boat at top
speed. Tbe Lao Aug steamed up to
Catubig under a rain of Mauser bullet
from both shores. Tbe small boat
were lowered, a landing effected, and
the rescuers fought their way through
the open to their comrade in the
trenches, buried the dead within reach,
brought back to the boat the besieged
party, numbering now only 13 men,
and tben steamed down the river.
The Ashantee War.
London, June 11. According to
dispatch to the Daily Mail from Accra,
dated June 8, a native rumor is in
circnlation that Sir Frederick
Mitchell Hodson, governor of Gold
Coast colony, made a sortie from Kum-
assie, where be bad been besieged by
the Ashantees, but was forced to retire
and ultimately to surrender. Mail ad
vice from Aocra, dated May 17, say:
rifty thousand Ashantees are in arm
and the insurrection is spreading. It
is impossible (or white men to go into
the interior successfully during the
Negotiations Are Off.
St. Louis, June 7. Negotiations be
tween the strikers and the St. Lou if.
Transit Company, looking to a settle
ment of the strike, are off for the pres
ent, and probably will not be resumed
intil the strikers agree not to demand
the discharge of the men now in 'he
employ of tbe company in ordei .that
they may regain the positions they gave
up when the strike was declared.
Kxplotlon In a Mine.
Gloucester, O., June 11. Two hun
dred miners were imnrisoned at 7 A.
M. today by an explosion of gas in
mine No. 3. It was thought at first
that the loss of life would be very
large, but the work of the rescuers was
carried on so energetically and success
fully that all were rescued and saved
by tonight except three, who were
Ainerloan 8tonk for Japan.
San Francisco, June 8. Japan is
seeking American and European cattle
to intrdouce among native herds and
improve the general stock on the is
lands. Four Japanese government offi
cials, specially commisioned to select
and purchase fine stock.' have arrived
heie. They will inspect the herds ol
this state before going East and to
Europe. They propose to get the best
grades of breeding stock known.
Mississippi River Boat Sunk.
' New Orleans, June 11. The river
boat T. P. Leathers sank yesterday at
Bouger'a Landing, 85 miles above New
Orleans. The loss is $37,000. There
were 70 persons aboard, all of whom
reached the Bhore safety in lifeboats.
Admits Killing Hurton.
. Skagway, June 11. Tbe trial of the
12 Indiana charged with murdering
Bert Horton and his young wife, fiom
Eugene, Or., on Lynn oanal, 85 mile
, 1 v
Us V" 1"
he h'ghest cou.t of Alaska in this
oily jenieruay, uugo luuivillt) DEUWUD,
recently from Wyoming, on the bench
Only one of the Indian has pleaded.
He is Jim Hansey, who first confessed
that he killed Horton. In pleading ha
aid: "I killed the man; I did nof
murder the woman,,"
OOM PAUL TALKS.
Correspondent Found Him In
London, June 11. The exentive
office o( the Transvaal government are
in a railway car, which is shunted on
a switch at Machadodorp. President
Kroger caused the interior of the coach
to be reconstructed some time ago,
with a view to contingencies that have
now arrived. A correspondent of the
Daily Express, who went from Lou.
renco Marque to see President Krnger,
was received yesterday. The presl
dent sat smoking a long pipe. II
looked worried, but bis bearing itself
wa quiet and determined. He did
not make tbe least objection to being
interviewed. Tbe correspondent was
equipped for the interview by cables
"Yes," said President Krnger, "it
ia quite true that the British have 00.
enpied Pretoria. This, however, does
not end the war. The burghers are
fully determined to fight to the last.
They will never surrender so long as
600 armed men remain in the country
I feel encouraged by the fine work
Steyn and Dewet are doing ia tbe Free
The correspondent suggested that the
war wa over, inasmuch as the capital
had been taken.
"The capital," exclaimed President
Krnger, with energy, "what is a capi
tal? It does not consist of any parties.
lar collection of brick and mortar.
Tbe capital of the republic, the seat of
the government, is here in this car.
Theie ia no magic abont any special
site. Our country is invaded, it is
true, but it i not conquered. The
ravernment is still effective."
fieferring to the reason why he left
Pretoria, President Kruger said:
"I wa not foolish enongh to be
taken prisoner. I provided this means
of locomotion precisely for tbe same
reason as our burghers supply them
selves with horses when they take the
field. It is necessarjr that I should be
able to move quickly from place to
place. That is all. Bye and bye this
oar will take me back to Pretoria. For
the present, it enables me to keep
away from Pretoria, where I could be
of no sevrice and where I should only
play into tbe hand of the enemy.
RUSSIA WANTS MORE MONEY
Ia Need of More Cnah to Complete the
New York, June 11. The advices
from London that M. Botbstein, a well
known financier of St. Petersburg,
would soon arrive in this country, with
view to looking over the situation
here as an agent of his government and
determining whether or not a large
Russian loan could be floated in the
United States, are aaid by leading for
eign bankers in this city to be accurate
Whether or not M. Rothstein shall
ultimately be successful in his mission,
however, it is not believed by promi
nent local financiers that he will be
able to place a loan of any magnitude
in the United States for the next few
months, until the presidential campaign
shall be ended.
It may be remembered that in Feb
ruary of this year, the Russian imper
ial government negotiated a loan of
$15,000,000 with a syndicate o( New
York banks, trust companies an insur
ance companies. In exchange 101
their money the syndicate receive four
per cent bonds, guaranteed principal
and interest by the Russian govern
ment and secured by a first mortgage
on the Wladikawkos railway system.
Tbe loan now sought is also for rail
way construction, according to a Wall
street man intetrested in the February
operation, who said:
"M. Kothstein, president of the Rus
sian Imperial Bank of St. Petersburg,
and one of the government' trusted
agents is, I have been informed, com
ing here to get money for the Russian
trans-Caucasian railway. This is one of
the longest road in the world and i
not completed by any means. Money
ia needed. M. Rothstein is coming
from London here, and is going to
Washington to see the Russian minis
ter, through whom all negotiations are
to be made."
The London report also said that a
large Russo-American bank might be
established here as an outcome of M.
Rothstein' visit, but this is regarded
by high authorities here as exceedingly
l'Uzue lu Brasil.
New York, June 9. A dispatch to
tbe Herald from Rio Janeiro says: It
is announced that during the last 24
hours there have been eight new cases
of plague. An official bulletin says
that sinoe the plague appeared there
have been 88 cases in which 26 have
The South Atlantic squadron, under
command of Rear-Admiral Schley, has
been ordered to sail for Montevideo.
Fire In Baker City.
Baker City, Or., June 11. At 10
o'clock this morning Carter & Miller's
slaughter house wa burned to the
ground. Tbe buildings are a complete
lose; value, $600. Large stocks of
hides were on band and are partly dam
aged. No insurance. One of the em
ploye waa burning offall, and a strong
wind which sprung up is supposed to
have carried sparks into the dry build
ings. The entire loss ia about $1,000.
Labor is paid three cents for produc
ing 144 boxes of matches. Labor buy
these matches back and pay $1.44.
Toloano Comes to Life.
Sao Francisco, June 11. Captain O.
Stores, of the transport Leelanaw,
reports that a volcano in the South
seas, whioh has been quiet for many
years, has again resumed aotion. Th
volcano is located on the Dedicas rooks.
Babuyan islands, near where the cruis
er Charleston wa lost. The Leelanaw
passed within three mile of the rocks,
and clouds of steam were observed com
ing from tbe crater. Tbe water about
the island were also troubled,
A BLOODY SUNDAY
Half a Dozen St. Louis Strik
ers Shot Down.
DEPUTY SHERIFFS DID SHOOTING
Several Outbreak In Various Part
the Cltr-Mllltla Is Being
Prepared for Action.
St. Louis, June 12. The day just
ended has been one of the most event
ful and bloody since tbe great strike on
tbe lit. Louis Transit began more than
a month ago. There were numerous
encounters between strikers and other
individuals and the constituted author
ites, resulting in (our deaths and the
wounding of five or more person,
mostly strikers. The dead are:
C. Edward Thomas, striking con
ductor on the Cboteau avenue line;
shot in breast by deputy sheriff; died
on the way to hospital.
George Kine, striking motorman on
Delniar avenue line; shot in abdomen
by deputy sheriff; died at city hospital.
Fred Boehm, aged citizen, shot and
instantly killed while standing in hi
front yard by deputy sheriff.
Ed Bnrkbardt, striking conductor on
Delmar avenue line; shot in head; may
The day was quiet nntil this after
noon, when the police were taken off a
number of street car lines for the pur
pose of giving them a rest and to test
the ability of the Transit Company to
operate without friction.
Tbe most serious trouble broke ont
between 6 and 7 o'clock in front of the
six-story building on Washington ave
nue, between Broadway and Sixth
streets, occupied by the sheriff's posse
comitatus as a barracks and bead-
quarters. Several hundred striker
had gone to East St. Louis earlier in
tbe day to attend a picnio given for
their benefit, and toward evening began
returning home. Tbe trouble was pre
cipated when 150 striker in uniform
and headed by a drum corps, came west
on Washington avenue. In their caps,
some of them had cards bearing these
words: "Union or nothing; liberty or
Just a they were passing tbe bar
racks, a car of the Park avenue division
was going west. A number of tbe
men broke from the line and rushed for
the car which was without the usual
police guard. A brick wa- thrown
through tbe car window and a shot wa
fired by somebody not known.
At tbe first intimation of trouble the
sheriff's rosse swarmed from the build
ing and si rrounded the crowd of strik
ers, calling on them to disperse. Other
shots were fired. Then several depu
ties turned loose tbeit repeating shot
guns, loaded with buckshot. A far a
can be learned only four men in the
strikers' ranks were hit. Not a deputy
Under the command of Colonel Cav-
ender, the deputies arrested 20 of the
strikers and took them into the barracks,
where they were searched. Three re
volvers and a number of pocket knives
were secured, and the prisoners were
taken to the Four courts, where they
were locked up pending an investiga
tion. The remainder of the striker '
fled, followed by a squad of mounted
police that had been summoned. They
dispersed without further trouble.
CHINA GETS WORSE.
Foreigners in Peking Are Under
Arms to Fight.
Tien Tsin, June 12. The special
train that went to examine the line
and reconnoiter returned last night.
The railway was found clear two mile
beyond Yang Tsuh. The engineers,
with the guards, walked a mile and a
half further. They found the tie and
two bridges burned, and the railway
torn up. v
The first repair train, with Admiral
Seymour and his staff, 650 British,
Captain MoCalla's 100 Americans, 40
Italians and 25 Austrian, left this
morning at 9:30. A Hotobkiss and
other guns were mounted in the center
of the train. A second train left at 11
o'clock, with 600 British, Japanese,
Russian and French troops. Repairing
matter and new rails were taken along.
There are 31 foreign war vessel at
Taku. A message from Peking to the
admirals asserts that the situation is
hourly growing more dangerou for for
eigners. All those at Peking have
taken refuge in Legation street. The
civil males are under arms to fight with
the regulars, if necessary. The ap
proaches to Legation street are sur
rounded by howling mobs of undis
ciplined soldiery, with cannon and
bayonets. Tbe international guard
were holding on the mob, which
screamed insults and threat.
To Prospeet Siberian Coast.
San Francisco, June 12. The Rus
sian syndicate headed by Count Charles
Bogdanovitch, that is to prospect the
Siberian coast for gold, sailed for the
frozen north on the ohartered steamer
Samoa today. There are about 40 in
the party, all told, among them being
27 miners, headed by II. Robert, of
Comstock fame. Paul de Lamschkaff-
sky also accompanies Count Bogdano-
ltcb. He was formerly a Russian
mail agent, and know every bay and
inlet on tbe Siberian coast. The vessel
cleared for Alexander bay, and will be
gone about six months.
Hallway Nearly Destroyed.
Lou ion, June 12. General Fores
tier Walker wires to the war office
from Cape Town, under today' date a
follows: "Information reoeived from
natives early yesterday report the en
emy in three columns near Honing
Spruit. The railway ha been almost
completely destroyed between America