OREGON VOL. XVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 22. 1900. NO. 27. nn MIST EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TKRSR TICKS FROM TUB WIRK8 Aa Interesting t'nlleellon of Items From tint Toil )ImlM1ira Presented In a Coiiiliinaed Form. Fifteen hundred Boon surrendered to General Brabant, Half the tuwn of Franco, Wash., was destroyed by lire. Han Francisco' Chinatown will be released from quarantine Juua 23. France tolka of joining Kussla and Germany to restore oritur lu China. Boer have evacuated Lalng' Nek, and Puller is eucauipsd ou Joubert' farm. Kan Francisco Chinese have won an other cane against the board of health of that city. The steamer China arrived at Baa Francisco from the Orient with 066 Chinoie merchant. Mr. George II. linker, widow of the poet and ex-minister to Itusaia, it dead at her home in I'hiladelphla. Postmaster Graham, of fait Lake City, Utah, wan convicted of unlawful cohabitation and lined $350. American! at Chin Klang are ia need of irotection, an a large number of Boxers have baited at that place. Russian authority says the present trouble lu China will be put down, but a terrible upheaval will come later. Mine. Augusta Lchmann, once a singer of international reputation, U dead at Santa Crus, Cal., aged 80 yearn. The president ha issued a proclama tion formally announcing the establish tneut of reciprocity agreement with Portugal. A icore of paasongor were injureil, nine Mverely, by the derailing of t train on the Great Northern, near Bum mlt, Mont. General Oti lay the Filipino are quick and anxiou to loarn and uggeata that an educational system be adopted In the inland. General MacArthur report the cap ture of lthiion, near Mexico, and Ca restany at Alcala, both importaut, the latter a very important leader of the guerrilla in Plugastusu provtncee, Lu on. The Yaqul Indian are earning trouble for the Mexican. They occupy the impassable Bacatete mountains, a rauge SO mile in leugth, mid it requires the ntmoRt vigilant ou the part of Gen eral Torre' 1,0) troop to hold them In check. The Unltet! State navy will build warn hip aggregating over $100,000,- 000 In cost a toon a the builder are prepared to undertake the great pro gramme, which call for 11 armored bip and three highly Improved Olym pia type of oruisors. Four pel-eon were killed in a trolley-oar accident at Providence, Ii. I. The Republican convention hall at Phisdelphla will teat 16,000 people. Doer have toru up 24 mile of rail road between Pretoria and Kroontad. Roar captured a British battalion of 600 men at Koodeval, levering Rob erta' line of communication. Philippine rebel aim to follow the tactic of the Cuban rebel during the war of the latter against Splun. Thetamer City of Seattle, which arrived at Seattle from Alaska, brought 820 Klondiker and f 500,000 in (old. Senator Clark wa given a great ova tion at llutte, Mont. He made a speech denouncing hi enemle a per jurer. Documonts aiezed in the Philippine Indicate that iu a rebel plot for an up rlaing in Manila, women were to take important part. Clilnee minister in London aay it 1 i.baurd that the power should believe the empreaa dowager i aidiug the Box en' movement. May thipmenta of ooat from Seattle to San Francisco by water amounted to 20,000 ton, or half of the total amount of ooal received at that port during May. A a result of a week' scouting la the Philippinea, more than 200 in urgent were killed and 160 captured, while 140 rifle, with ammunition and tore were seized. Two flve-atory brick building, owned by Geo. K. Ketchiun. on West avenue, New York, contaiung 125,000 bushel of grain, were destroyed by fire, caus ing a loss of $140,000. In the preliminary examination of 1.. L. Cook, ohargod with the murder of James Collins at Arlington, Or., a physilolan testified that Collins oould easily have been saved. 1 It is estimated that during the past month various railroad corporations have placed orders for 30,000,000 to DO, 000,000 feet of Washington fir, mainly In bridge timbers, dock stuffs and ties. The bubonlo plague has entirely dis appeared from Honolulu. Harry Kimball Shaw, of Pittsburg. Pa., gave a dinner at Paris to 88 per sons that cost (8,000. Ex-Senator Quay, of Pennsylvania, bas announoed bis candidacy for re election to the senate. ' Th nhnrtnse in Cuban revenues oc casioned by the defalcations disclosed . will be reimbursed by the general deli. flenoy bill. LAI bR NEWS. A second-class naval station will be astabllnhod at San Diego, Cal. Churches and residences of foreigners In Tien Tain have been burned. An extra session of congress may be convened owing to the Cblneee war. China will have a heavy bill of dam ages to pay for the Boxer outrages when order Is again restored. Fire destroyed the Home for the Frlendlea children at Leadvtlle, Colo., causing the death of four of the iumates. Francis of Orleans, Prince of Join ville, sou of the late Louis Philippe, king of the French, is dead of pneu monia, aged 82 year. Three persons were killed and 16 uriously injuied by a collision between an express train and a train filled with rave-goers noar London, England. G. P. Itummelin, a well-known merchant of Portland, Or., was mur dered iu New York oity, presumably for the purpose of robbery. His throat was out from ear to ear. A native rising has ocourred in the Gambia colony, West Africa, and two British commissioners and six members of the police have been killed at Sann kttudl, on the south banks of Gambia liver, by Mandlugims. The party had gone to Sanukamidi to settle a question ol local administration, when the Man dingoes suddenly attacked and mur dered thdin. The Mexican government, following the example set by Texas, has quaran tined against San Francisco, and until notice to the contrary is given, all per son who have been iu San Francisco within a period of 15 days will not be allowed to peas the border until they have remained in quarantine for a iuf llolent length of time to make up the lfi days. The Mexican quarantine relates to passengers only. The border authorities have the matter in hand. Journal specials from towns In South west Nebraska tell of violent ralu and wind storms with some haii. At Syra cuse, 6 'ii inches of rain has fallen ia 24 hours: Damage to crops ia heavy. The Little Nehama valley is one vast bike, and many families have been compelled to abandon their homes. Freight trains on the Burlington have been abandoned. Weeping Water creek, at Weeping Water, Cass county, is tho highest known for 10 years and Missouri Pacitlc trains are delayed. Abbe Marenx, the astronomer, has discovered and sketohed through the big telescope in the optic palaoe of the exposition, at Paris, a remarkable spot on the sun, forming a part of an extens ive group, and having a diameter of nearly 40 kilometers. This spot, he says, will romaiu for seven days, and become visible to the naked eye. He predicts the appearance of other spots in July, August and September, Inferr ing that the heat during these months will 1)0 very great. British marines killed and wonnded 40 Boxers. Itoboits' line of communication Is again open. General Grant reports the capture of San Miguel, a rebel stronghold. The summer residence of the British minister at Peking has been burned. Seven persons were drowned by the upsetting of a boat on Lake Bennett, Alaska. Four people were killed by the de struction of a large cooperage plant la Brooklyn. Robert's forces had a bard battle wtih General Botha, but did not defeat the Boer leader, Peunsylvanians will push the candi dacy of former governor Paulson for the vice-presidency. The money appropriated by congress for use at tho mouth of the Columbia will be used at once. Two persons were drowned at South Bond, Ind., by the capsizing of a boat ou the river, at that place. Methuen and Kitchener, in an en gagement with Dewet's troops, scat tered the Boers in all directions. Terry MoGovern, champion light eight of the world, knocked out Tom .Vhite in three rounds at New York City. New York capitalists have secured concessions from the government of Honduras to build a railroad in that country. Wood workers of Chicago threaten to go out on July 1, unless their wages are increased. The strike will involve 8,000 workmen. Two city detectives of Kansas City undertook to stop a street fight between a crowd of negro men and women and as a result a man and a woman wert, killed. News ha been reoelved in New York of the murder of Dr. Edna O. Terry, In charge of the station of the Metho dist Episcopal Woman' Foreign Mis sionary Society at Tsung Hua, China, Thomas Lewis, a minor of Tucson, Arts., has been arrested on a charge of setting fire to the Catelina forests, where 6,000,000 feet of timber wore destroyed, A miner who was with Lewi claim that Lewis became in oensed because the pino needles hurt his feet and Bet fire to thorn, causing the most disastrous forest lire ever known in the Southwest. Kansas ha 300 flour mills, with a capacity of 10,000,000 barrels a year. The nrnnoaed ocean cable between Copenhagen to Iceland will be 404 miles long and cost about $850,000. Manv Americans who went to Paris with the expectation of making ex penses by working are penniless. Tli nenaua office is to handle the statistics of the 76,000,000 people of this country wito intricate eiecirio machine. ESCAPE OF BOTHA British Must Reckon With a Formidable Force. riiANSVAAL NOT YKT PACIFIED lluller's Advene Delayed by the bat of Supullea-Iluudle In kl ml.h at Fleksburg. London, June 16. That Command tnt General Louis Botha should have been able to stand for two day against Lord Huberts and then retreat without losing any guns or having any of bis men captured, Is taken to mean that be has a force which the British must still reckon a formidable when acting defensively. The pacification of the whole of the Transvaal, especially the wide spaces far from the railways, is looked upon as a busiuoss lequirlng mom hs, rather than weeks. Meanwhile, everything goes well for the British arms. A Boer bulletin Issued June 13, at Machadudorp said: "Both wing of the federal forces touched the advancing army at 1 A. M. yesterday, east of Pretoria. Fighting continued until dark. The enemy, though In overwhelming numbers, were checked along a line of 86 miles, and the burghers succeeded in driving back their right wing live miles. Two burghers were killed and 10 wounded." Another Machadodorp announcement Is that the first regiment of General ISuller'a force attacked Almond's Nek tud was "annihilated," but as the British were in overwhelming force, the burghers were compelled to abandon the Nek. . A dispatch from Lourenco Marques, dated yesterday, says: "President Krugor is holding onto his gold aud issuing paper notes from a press in his executive car. The Boer government's coin in stock is exhaust ed, and the oflicials are now paying out plain gold discs unstamped. Some who have declined to accept notes have taken their salaries in gold bars. The Boer government la still paying out much gold that way. "Two steamers arrived at Lourenco Marques yesterday, bringing several thousand tons of supplies consigned to Portuguese merchants, but destined for the Boers. One hundred Americans, Frenchmen, Germans aud Hollanders, have arrived there by various steamers en route for the Transvaal. Mr. Crowe, the British consul-general, has largo stock of clothing for the British prisoners, but he will not forward these nutil he gets assurances that the Boers will not take them for their own use." General Bailer will be unable to ad vance further until be gets supplies. Nearly every farmhouse bis troops passed flew a white flag. The British took nothing without paying for it, and a brisk business was done in milk, eggs, bread aud chickens by the thrifty housewives, who were pleased to get so much English money. One woman, whose husband and two sons have been fighting, said: "You British are unlike our people. They took my horses In exchange for sheep and mealies, and made me make butter, which they never paid 'or. I am sending to have my men come home at ouce. " Usual ly the first question a Boer woman puts is. "Will my husbad be shot if he 1 captured?" One young man waa pulled from under a bed, and be went on his knee begging the British patrol not to shoot him. General Bundle had a sharp skirm ish at Ficksburg, June 12. The Boers had boon aggressive along the whole Flck8burg-Senekal line, and menaced Ficksburg in force. The British outpost retired to tho village. General Bundle held the attention of the Boers in front with two gnus, while yeomanry were sent around to their rear and drove them off with a loss to the British ol three wounded. Two patrols were also wounded. 'Why a Launching Stopped. Vancouver, B. C, June 16. The launching of the might steamer Cham pion from the marine ways on False Creek was prevented through a pecu liar circumstance. At high tide the skid on which the vessel waa to run waa greased with tallow. When the steamer was pushed off, however, she only ran toward the water a distance ol about her own length, and there Bhe stopped. The sun had so heated the skid that when the tallow was put on it immediately melted and soaked away in the wood. The result was that the tops of the skid were sticky and notelippeiy. A cold-storage device was arranged for today, so that ths steamer will float out tonight. Casta ittean Fliinneee. New Orleans, June 16. News was received here today that President Iglesias. of Co.ta Rica, had sent to con gress a decree making legal the circula tion in that country of the money of the United States; also the gold coin of England, France and Germany. A a consequence, the value of Costa Rloan money improved here today 110 points, from 880 to 220 discount. The Costa Rican congress 1b now engaged in form ing n national banking law whioh will conform to the new gold-basis system. Nnnelino llrewery Burned. Naniiimo, B. C, June 16. Fire com pletely destroyed the plant of the Em pire brewery, in this city, today. The brewory was owned by Peter Weigle, and was valued at f 12,000, and was uninsured. Doer Surrendered. Veutorspoort, June 18. Two hnn ilrnt mid tiftv Boors have surrendered to General Hunter, and the remainder in this distriot have promised to glvt op their arm. POLICE WERE WITHDRAWN. I. Louis Street Car Mow Bun Vnmo let ted-All Quiet. St. Louis, June 10. The predictions tbat yesterday witnessed the beginning of the end of the great street railway strike were corroborated today when the police department withdrew ' its officers from all the cars and power houses of the St. Louis Transit Com pany and returned them to their regu lar beats. The Transit Company con tinue to augment it force of non union men and its transportation facili ties at a ratio that promises to see the system in full swing before many more day have passed. Muob interest is being shown by the general pnblio in the coroners' inquest at present in progress over the bodies of strikers and a citizen killed last Sun day by member of the sheriff's posse oomitatus. The testimony adduced at today's hearing does not' deny that Deputy Sheriff Marsh shot Frederick Bobne, the citizen in question, but the witnesses disagreed as to the deputy's provocation for shooting. There was testimony from about 86 witnesses, consuming three hours, after which the Jury returned a verdict of homicide. A sensational feature of the inquest was the conflicting statements made by witnesses as to whether Police Lieu tenant Staok ordered the deputy sher iffs to fire on the crowd. Several of the deputies testified that be ordered the posse .-card to shoot, while Stack declared be did all in his power to pre vent the deputies from firing. The disappearance of Deputy Sheriff Marsh was a startling development at the inquest. It is believed tbat Marsh has left the city. No further search will be made for him probably, unless friends of the dead man seek to prose cute him, the verdict of the coroner's jury being practically an exoneration. Charged With Conspiracy. Ban Francisco, June 18. Ernoat Emmrich, chief clerk in the quarter master's department, U. S. A., has been arrested, charged with conspiring with J. W. Bartholomew, also under arrest, to defraud the government by approving bills for supplies that were never furnished. He was released on $3,000 bonds. On his person was found a note made payable to him from the American Box Factory, which has been paid considerable money for sup plies that it is claimed were never de livered to the government. Bartholo mew is the secretary of the concern. The boxes were used in packing guns and ammunition for shipment. Eight Miners Killed. Canmore, Alberta, June 16. A ter riblo gas explosion occurred in Can more ooal mine yesterday afternoon, lesulting in the instant death of eight men and the injury of several others. The cause of the explosion is supposed to have been the carelessness of one of the miners in opening his safety lamp in violation of the rules, and in a por tion of the mine where to do so waa dangerous in the extreme. Tbis miner is believed to be one of the unidenti fied victims. A Wedding In June. Astoria, Or., June 16. Governor T. T. Geor, Oregon's chief executive, and Miss Isabella Turllinger, were married in Astoria this afternoon, under cir cumstances as happy and surroundings as pleasant as could be desired. Th weather did not promise well, but re sulted in a beautiful sunset as thi bridal party started away on their spe cial car. amid a shower of rice. Thf ceremony was performed at the First Presbyterian church, by Rev. Henry Marcotte, pastor of the church. The Ashantee Rebellion. London, June 16. The Daily Ex press bas the following dispatch from I'rahsu, dated yesterday: "There hai been another fight on the line of com munication of the Kumussie relief ex pedition. There are 10,000 Asbanteei surrounding Kumassie, and 6,000 fac ing the relief force. The leaders of the rebellion include Ashantuab, Queen ol Ofesu." Tortulng a Murderer. London, June 16. A Shanghai dis patch, dated yesterday, says: "A Chinese steamer, laden with arms and ammunition, cleared from Shanghai today, bound for Tien Tsin. A notor ious murderer, who was delivered by the municipality of Shanghai to the Chinese authorities, is being slowly toned to death in a cage. Thousands of spectators watch his agonies daily." Thirty Miles From Feklng. Berlin, June 16. The Berlin papen have a dispatch from Tien Tsin saying that the international foroe has arrived within 80 miles of Peking, but that ths distance remaining must be traveled on foot, as the railway is completely destroyed. Tbis, the dispatch says, will require three days. Six Million Destitute. Simla, India, June 16. Over 6,000, 000 persons are now receiving relief. There was an increase in Bombay oi 8,200,000 last week, owing to the re turn of destitute people who deserted the works on aocount of the oholera care. The prospects of a fair mon soon are somewhat improved. Bishop Wllmer Dead. Mobile, Ala., June 16. Right Rev. Richard Hooker Wilmer, Episcopal bishop of the diocese of Alabama, died here this morning, aged 84 years. Fire Miners Killed. Blwabik, Minn., June 16. A terri ble accident ocourred today at the Hale mine, three miles from here, in whioh five men were instantly killed by an. explosion of dynamite. Drngglats and Hotelinen'Kxoluded. St. Paul, June 16. The grand lodge 1 Odd Fellow today voted to exclude druggists and hotel-keepers from the ordei in this state. William MoGreg or, of Minneapolis, was elected grand warden PRISONERS IN PEKIN Members of the Foreign Le gations in Trouble. BLOW MARCH OF RELIEF COLUMH One Hundred Thousand Chinese Troon, fluardlng the City's Jt For eigners May Raise Taku. London, June 18. This is the situa tion in China a it appears to the Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Express, eabling last evening: "It is really a state of veiled war. The members of the foreign legations in Pekin are virtually prisoners, and the Chinese troops are only restrained from attacking them by fear of the le gation guards. Meanwhile, the minis tera are altogether unable to communi cate with the commanders of the relief column, which is making an enforced and isolated halt between Tien Tsin and Pekin. Tbe walls of the capital are guarded by 100,000 imperial troops. The gates are heavily defended with modern guns. General Tung, acting under orders from tbe empress dowager, says that no more foreign troops snail nter the sacred city. "Monday the ministers sent a de mand to the Tsung li Yamun tbat the gates tie opened, declaring that other wise the foreign troops would enter forcibly. To this no reply was given. A second message was unanswered, or had not been answered when the latest news left Pekin. Sir Claude MacDon aid's latest message says that the lega itons are capable of sustaining an effect ive defense unless attacked in force." Russia, this correspondent asserts, notwithstanding assurances to tbe con trary, sides with China. Some of the foreign troops are already reported to be in the environs of Pekin, and the attitude of the Chinese troops ia in creasingly menacing. ROUTED BY FUNSTON'S MEN. Neura Brlja Insurgents Scattered One American Killed. Manila, June 18. Upon information furnished by Major Wheeler to the ef fect tbat General Lacuna intended to attack Papaya, province of Neuva Ecija. General Funston, with staff officers, Captain Koehler and troop G, of tbe Fourth cavalry, and half a company of the Thirty-fourth infantry, repaired to Papaya. General Lacuna was found with 200 men occupying a position on a ridge seven miles south of the town. General Funston attacked vigorously, 60 Americans charging the enemy un der a hot fire. The insurgents fled. On their attempting to make a stand later. Captain Koehler, with a detach ment of troops, charged and scattered them. The pursuit over the rough country lasted until nightfall. Twen ty two of the insurgents were killed. One American was killed and one wonnded. An important capture of Filipino in surgents was reported to the war de partment this morning by General MacArthur, in the following cable gram: "General Macabnlos, with eight oflioers, and 148 rifles, surrendeied to Colonel Liscum, of the Ninth infantry, at Tarlao, this morning. Macabnlos ia the most important insurgent leader in Tarlao and Pangasinan." Philippine Soldier Returning. Washington, June 18. Adjutant General Corbin received a cable mes sage from General MacArthur from Ma nila today saying that the transport Hancock sailed today with the return ing battalion of the Eighteenth infan try. This battalion is composed en tirely of men whose term of enlistment is about to expire, and is being brought home for the purpose of being reorganized. Quarantine Dlssolxed. San Francisco, June 18. In tbe United States circuit court. Judge Morrow rendered a decision in the case of Jew Ho against the board of health of this city, dissolving the general quarantine of Chinatown, enforced by the board of health, owing to the al leged existence of plague in this oity. Judge Morrow held that the quarantine was discriminating in its character . Regarding the existence of fbs plague, Judge Morrow stated that he was not qualified to pass judicially oa the question, owing to the conflicting testimony of physicians, but that if it came within his power to decide in the matter, he would declare that plague does not, nor has not, existed. At a meeting of the board of health tbis afternon the quarantine was de clared dissolved. A New York Mystery. New York, June 18. The body of a man with the throat cut from ear to ear was discovered today in the upper bay. An autopsy showed that the cut had been inflicted before the body en tered the water. In his pookets were an account book with the inscription on the outside, "Ladd & Tilton, Port land, Or." There was also a billhead of G. P. Bummelin, of Portland, Or.) a business card of M. F. Phillips, rep resenting E. W. Bedell, 93 Bleeker street, New York, and a visiting card of J. D. Williams, 863 Wickoff street, Brooklyn. To Kxplore Greenland Coast. Copenhagen, June 16. The Norweg ian steamer Antarctic, with tbe Dan ish East Greenland exploration, com manded by Lieutenant Ambrup, sailed this morning to explore the coast be tween Cape Brewster and Aggai island. Havana, June 18. Yellow fever has broken out at Quemados, eight miles from Havana, where United State troops are stationed. Thus far thers have been four cases, three of which proved fatal. 13 IT MALARIA OR ALUM? Popular Beimel Monthly. Languor, loss of appetite, indiges tion and often feverishness are the com mon symptoms of a physiological con dition termed "malaria." All these symptoms may be and frequently t the effect of the use of alum baking powders in food making. There is no question about the poisonous effeot of alum upon the system. It obstructs digestion, prostrates tbe nerve, coagu lates and devitalizes the blood. All this has been made clear, thank to physicians, boards of health, and food commissions. So "highly injurious to the health of the community" does the eminent head of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Barker, consider tbe alum baking powders, that be says "their sale should be prohibited by law." Under these circumstance it . ia worth the while of every housewife to employ the very little care that is nec essary to keep so dangerous an element from the food of her family. A pure cream of tartar baking pow der, which is tbe only kind that should be used, ought to cost about forty-five to fifty cents a pound. Therefore, if you are paying much less something is wrong; if you are paying twenty-five cents oi less per pound, tbe powder is certainly made from alum. Always bear these simple facts in mind when purchasing baking powder. TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH. Three Day ef FestlTlty Rave Bee Arranged for In Portland. Portland, June 18. The Fourth of Jnly will be celebrated in Portland this year as it never has been before. Three days of festivity hare been ar ranged for, with special programmes for every day. The con.mittee wliich has the matter in charge is composed of enterprising business men, among them being Gen. Owen Summers, Julius L. Meier and Dan McAUen. They bave succeeded in securing a rate of one fare for tbe round trip from all points in the state, so that everyone will be enabled to come to Portland and help celebrate. Among the unique features which have been arranged is a grand illumi nated parade at night, which will take the place of the usual fireworks. Vol leys of rockets and mines will be dis charged as tbe parade moves along through the streets, and in the proces sion will be many brilliant fire floats and squads of torch bearers. The best of musio bas been provided, and visit ors to the city will find no lack of op portunity to find entertainment while giving vent to their patriotism. BEATEN BY REPORTER. Bow a Newspaper Man Retaliated for Insults From a Candidate. ' A good story, and one with a moral, is related by a well-known Southern writer, says tbe Ner York Mail and Express. "No great statesman with good bard horse sense ever went out of bis way to offend a newspaper man," he says. "Some years ago there was a very hot campaign in Georgia for a big office. "In a distant city lived a candidate who was confident of election. He wa proud and haughty, and thought only of himself. "A young newspaper man waa de tailed by the managing editor to ac company tbe statesman and report bis speeches. "Now comes the funny part of tbe tory. The statesman ignored his com panion left him to take care of him selfintroduced him to nobody treat ed him without any consideration. "Once when tbey were riding in a buggy through the country they stop ped at a spring. The statesman cooled a bottle of wine in the spring and dsank it all, without offering the journalist a drop. "Then be helped bimselt to a cigar from tbe valise, and resumed bis seat in tbe buggy. " 'Drive onj'he said. "The newspaper man hated and de spised the cold-blooded politician, but he had bis work to do. , "He reported the speeches and cam paign incidents, but in a quiet way he knifed the statesman. The big man read tbe re ports, and was conscious that something was lacking, but be could not tell what. "The newspaper man simply stuck to the facts and damned tbe oandidate with faint praise. He left out the ele ment of enthusiasm. He was dull.and deliberately so. "The candidate was defeated, and he never knew how much the newspaper man had to do with it. . "Of course he did not dream that his own conduct had injured him. No mean man ever makes the discovery that he ia mean." Opportunity of Trouble. The tests of life are to make, not break us. Trouble may demolish a man's business but build up his char acter. The blow at the outward man may be tbe greatest blessing to the in ner man. If God. then, puts or per mits anything hard in onr lives, be sure that the real peril, the real trouble, Is what we shall lose if we flinch or rebel. 3. S. Times. Sixty workmen on the Deleware 4 Western coal trestle at Oswego, N. Y., struck for higher pay. Prosperity Hard to Bear. There is one bard thing to bear ii this werld, and tbat is prosperity. Tbe fact that we do not feel it as a burden does not affeot the truth that it is bard to carry it and yet stand upright. To be honest, generous, considerate, fair, magnanimous, in "prosperity" ab I that la not easy. Yet this ia what it means to stand upright. Under world ly prosperity one is in great danger ol getting spiritualty stoop-shouldered and weak-kneed. Pray for ths proa, parous! S, S. Timet, THE ALPHA LANDED Had No Trouble Getting to Cape JNome May 35. DID NOT TOUCH AT ST. MICHAEL Brought Beek Four Passengers, With a Quarter of a Million Claims Richer Than Reported. Vancouver, B. C, June 19. That the gold fields of Cape Nome are richer and more productive than bas yet been represented, is the story brought down by the steamer Alpha, which arrived from tbe North tonight. From a single claim, worked by 20 men in tbe employ of Jack Brady, $15,000 was taken out in one week and the same claim panned out 56,000 within a month. As an earnest of Cape Nome's golden pro ductiveness, the Alpha brought down 1250,000 In gold dust. There were Ave passengers on board, and tbe dust belonged to four of them, in the fol lowing amounts: Jack Gill, of Seattle. (145,000; J. C. Mongahan, of Denver, $40,000; Frank Green, of Kansas City, $30,000; Glen Tinsley, an old Dawson miner, - who went to Nome last year, $35,000. Unusual interest has followed the Alpha's trip, not only because she was the first steamer to sail for Cape Nome, but more especially on account of pos sibility of international complications, the Alpha being a Canadian bottom and Home not being a sub-port of en tay. But the skipper bad no trouble with the customs regulations. He sailed from Vancouver on April 6, clearing for St. Michael. He says he was so menaced with icebergs as be approached St. Michael that be pro ceeded directly to Nome, landing 163 passengers and their supplies on the beach on May 25. and sailing for Van couver on May 30. The Alpha was carried by the ice to tbe Siberian coast, and for five days waa packed in the ice unable to move. She finally made Nunivak island, where she found tbe San Francisco whalers, Alexander and Jeanette, with about 100 passengers each, also trying to reach Nome. After spending three days more in very heavy ice near Pri byloff islands, the Alpha finally made Nome, whither tbe Alexander bad pre- Auliu) llanoa Jraan AavA aWAT4rhWie4 were tbe miners at the double arrival of the Alexander and the Alpha that a civic holiday waa declared, and the Canadian boat was received with sa lutes, all the oustoms regulations being waived, although as she had cleared from Vancouver for St. Michael the discbarge of her freight was in direct contradiction of the custom laws. Nome waa rather dull during March and April, work being entirely sus pended on aocount of cold weather. Several times during tbe winter the settlement narrowly escaped total de struction by fire. All the buildings are said to be flimsey structures, and no fire piotection is afforded. The extent of the gold -producing area of Nome seems much greater than was at first supposed, and all over the coun try men are reported to be washing from 15 to 25 cents to the pan in gold. Golden Gate and Mascot creek are turning out well. Topoock is the big gets find of tbe season, where it is con sidered nothing remarkable for a miner to make $30 a day on many of tbe claims, although the gold is found in intermittent streaks. It was on Top cock creek that $56,000 was oleaned up In 30 day. Topcock is 15 miles from the sea, and 60 miles south of Nome. One thousand people are working there now, and there have been clean ups from $25,000 to $50,000 on 100-foot claims. , The Colombian Rebellion. Kingston, Jamaica, June 19. The Royal mail steamer Don, Captain Davis, which arrived here today from Colon, brings news of an important battle fought on Friday last about 10 miles outside of Panama. According to this information tbe insurgents forces were victorious and some 200 of tbe government troops were killed. It is inferred that Panama may already be in possession of tbe rebels. The latter are strongly entrenched at San Joaquin, near Santa Marta, and all the govern ment troops at Baranquilla bad been dispatched to Santa Marta, when the Don left Colon. Help From Manila. Manila, June 19. The Ninth regi ment has been ordered to Manila, whence it will proceed to China. Manila, June 19. The gunboat Con cord, with marines aboard, bas sailed under sealed orders, supposedly for China. The British cruiser Buenaven tura has Bailed for Hong Kong with troops and stores for Hong Kong and Tien Tsin. . Died In IMntng Oar. Chicago, June 13. John H. Donlin, a prominent contractor here, died while sitting at the table in a Chicago & Northwestern dining car between Waukegan and Kenosha Wis., last evening. Dnnlin, with two friends, were on their way to Eagle river, Wis., where they intended to spend several days flabing. De Moines Auditorium Burned. Des Moines. June 19. The Dv Moines auditorium, used for a conven tion hall, whioh was constructed a year ago at a oost of $50,000, was de stroyed by fire today. It was insured for $25,000. It was occupied by the Commercial Exohange and tbe T. W. P. Chase Amusement Company, the latter holding a lease and conducting a vaudeville show. All tbe seats, effects and scenery were burned, making a total loss, as now estimated, of $40,000, with $27,000 insurance.