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PRKIN. March Tha minister!'
' committee he completed t(a rwpoit,
From All Parts of the New World mt the generat urinetpie to b
and the Old I B'oHed In case! of Indemnities baaed
upon lawa In harmony with tha Roman
and Kngllah ytem. Thla decision
Or INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS not leached without considerable
discussion, aoma believing that the
tlHlnm of men of good reputation
aliould be paid In full without further
consideration. On the other hand,
a case waa mentioned where a man
of high repute claim $10,000 each for
hit own, hla wlfe'a and her daughter's
nervea and 120,000 for 'property de
atroyed, whereaa It I known that the
latter estimate la more than twice
tha value of all.
The negotiation, Mr. Rockhlll aaya,
are going on well and he aeea no rea
son why they ahould not be completed
In two months, with the exception of
the commercial trestle!, which will
probably take a lung time.
General Chaffee replied to the- copy
of General Yin Tachaug'a letter aent
him by Count von Waldersee that he
had given Instructions to the Amer
ican troopa when any detachment!
were aent against robbers and Boxers
to obtain to the fullest extent polble
the assistance of Chinese otnclala In
making arrests and punishing the
guilty. Regarding Indemnity for
lorn-en sustained by missionaries and
native Christiana, General Chaffee
pointed out that hit sentiments were
well known to the American mission
arles; that he waa oppoeed to extor
Hon In every form, and that he fa
vored strict Jiotlce In every caae. and
that he would agree quickly to hla ex-
ellency's pi opc allien that the Indent-
nltle. Sir Robert Hart mentioned
ihoutd be settled by the diplomat!.
Count von Wsllrrsee will leave
aoon for Tsln Tnu the trip possibly
eitendlng to Shavyhat. He aaya he
expect to return to Pekln temporarily.
It la asserted that China hsa de
cided to delay her anawer to Russia
regarding the Mam-hurlan convention
for a fortnight.
The minister of the power have
renolvfd to modify the legation plana
80 aa to al ow the five government
board to remain In the occupation
of the Chinese.
Cempihnilv RivWw of tht Important Hp
ptnlnji of th Put Wwa m a
Kx President Harrlaon la dying.
The Idaho legislature haa ad
journed. The Thirtieth volunteera arrived at
There la friction between British
and Ruaalan In Pekln.
Hon. C T. Qorham. ex mlnlater to
the Netherlanda, la dead.
Carnegie denlea that he la going to
Europe with J. P. Morgan.
China appeal! to the United State
for protection from Rusala.
The minister have prepared an
other list of guilty Chinese.
The great Manila Ice plant will be
controlled by civil authorities.
Provincial government waa estab
lished at Lucena, Tagabaa province.
Y., officiate captured it
the border north of
Two men were killed and several
. Injured In a railroad collision In a
Sheridan S. lladger, a Chicago min
ing engineer, filed a petlttln In bank
ruptcy with 158.000 liabilities.
Gaylord. Blessiug ft Co.. St. Loul
brokers, filed a deed of assignment,
liabilities are admitted to exceed the
assets by $50,000.
John Hare, the English actor now
playing In Chicago, announced that
at the conclusion of his present tour,
Ave weeks hence, he will permanently
retire from the stage.
The Brooklyn bridge authorities
are contemplating remodeling the
bridge to allow of the multiplying of
elevated bridge trains. The cost will
'be In the neighborhood of $1,000,000.
Jessie Morrison, whotte first trial
for the murder of Mrs. Olln Castle
resulted In no verdict, waa committed
to jail at Eldorado. Kan., in default
of $5,000 ball, to await a second trial.
A receiver has been appointed for
the Ohio Debenture Company, of Co
lumbus, on the application of a stock
holder, who says the outstanding In
debtedness la $Ji5.uoo, and the asset
not more than $75,000.
Conger left Pekln for
reject the Hay-Paunce-
A Filipino band waa defeated near
8lxteen lives were lost by the storm
President McKlnley will start for
the Pacific coast April 30.
Victims of the plague are dying In
the streets of Cape Town.
A secret society burled alive na
tlvea friendly to Americans.
The French ex-consul at Manila I
accused of dealing with Insurgents.
Eight persons were killed and many
injured by an explosion In a Chicago
Carnegie has offered $75,000 for a
library to Davenport, la., and also to
Kirby Graves, Bill Johnson and
Henry Brooks, negroes, were hanged
at Richmond, Ark., for murder
The Pennsylvania houHe of repre
sedatives adopted a resolution favor
lne the election of senators by the
Relatives of Oregon school direct
ora cannot be employed as teachers
without unanimous consent of the
A cloudburst In Maricopa county,
Arizona, carried away five miles of
track of the Maricopa ft Phoenix
Oreeon law which abolishes office
of fish commissioner, and creates
similar one. Involves question of
whether latter repeals former by Im
Two hluhwaymen entered the vll
lage of llpe, near Emporia, Kan., and
held up a dozen people, me occu
pants of two stores.
Antonio Ieonardodl, Antro Dlmet
and Abram Sarturl. miners at the
Nellie mine, in Bear Creek, Colo.
were caught by a snowsllde,
Two men were killed outright anil
three Injured by a dynamite explosion
at a ouarrv near El Paso. All were
Mexicans except the foreman, Chas
Navajo Indians, In New Mexico, are
becoming restless because of the ab
sence of two or mree of their num
ber, who are attending a Chicago
County Judge Gregory, at Louis
ville, held that the Pullman Palace
Car Company Is not a railroad and
that Its rolling stock cannot be taxed
as railroad property.
The Colorado Htockgrowers' Asso
ciation adopted a resolution request
ing the department of the interior to
send an inspector West to inquire
into local conditions and give settlers,
cattle-owners and others a hearing
relative to forest reserve regulations.
RADICALS IN MAJORITY.
a Bright Outlook for the Piatt
HAVANA, March 11. The commit
tee on relation of the Cuban consti
tutional convention, to which waa re
ferred the Piatt amendment, la made
up of three radical-Sllva. Vlllannen
da and Oualberto Gomel and two
conservatives Tamayo and Queeada.
Tamayo, It la understood, ia now In
favor of accepting the amendment In
Ita entirety. He Intends taking a
firm stand on this position, and will
send a minority report to the con
vention, if necessary. Hla political
Influence and position are expected to
have a good effect with the other
8enor Tamayo Is chairman of the
committee on foreign relation of the
convention. The committee held a
short secret session this afternoon
and appointed Gomex serretary.
Political demonstrations have ceased,
and there Is abnolute quietness
throughout the Island.
The strike has been settled, the
stevedores, lightermen and carmen re
tnmlnr to work this afternoon. The
stevedores agreed to compromise on
$2 60 American money for a day's
work, and $4 Tor night work. The
Ward line agent agrees to send home
the American longshoremen.
Items of Interest From All Parts
of the Stats. !
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
A Brkl Rvlw of th Growth anil Improve
ment! of tha Many Induitrlii Throujh.
ut Our Thriving Commonwealth.
Eugene A new opera house I to b
built at Eugene.
Athena Athena ha elected T. II,
Pnge school director and J. W. Bmtth
Baktr City The Baker City post-cflli-e
will have a tamp cancelling
Th Dalle The Dalle treasurer
had an available rash balance March
1 of $t.C5.64.
Eugtne A large electric trans
burner hna arrived at Kugeue for the
Bkr City Improvement! to cost
$20,000 will be made In the Warahuor
l.otel at Maker City
Eagle Point It I reported from
tingle Point that early frost have not
Injured growing wheat.
Pendleton Water meter for the
Pendleton wnter aystom have arrived
and are being sold tor $10, $16 and
Gold Hill It la reported that a rich
three foot vein of gold hearing quart!
ha been struck on the old Clock place
near Gold Hill,
Perry The Grand Rondo Lumber
Company will start up it mm at rer-
rv this week. About 4,000,000 feet
of logs are on hand.
Cooullle Farmers on the north fork
of the Coqullle report hay scarce In
that part of the country; but aloe
I In flue condition.
Henderaon The wugon bridge at
Henderson etatlon, wlilch went out
with the Inst freshet. I replaced and
opened for travel.
Foot Creek Several ton of ore
trom the Dixie Queen mine, in the
Kind Creek district, are aald to have
lelded over $100 a ton.
Lakevlew The old electric ytem
for lighting the town of lakevlew has
been discontinued, and will be re
placed by the town plant.
Eole Point There I considerable
mutely over the proposed ditch from
Fish Lake to the valley, fears being
entertained thut the company will
take so much wnter out of the stream
that there will not be enough left
for IrrlKatliiK purpose and to run
the grist mill.
Pilot Rock A paluful accident oc
curreel at the Warner sawmill, twelve
mile south of Pilot Rock. Will War
ner, while riding on a log carriage
vat struck on the head, and while
stunned leaned over In uch a man
ner that a lurg piece of flesh was
cut out of hla thlh by the saw
Unity It la reported from Unity
on upper Burnt river, that there was
a dlsaftrous fire In that uurg. jame
Payton's general merchandise store
was totally destroyed. Including quite
i atnek of goods The building was
practically new. two storle high
the upper story being uaeu aa a dauce
AihUnd A petition has been for-
warded to Washington for the pro
posed free rural delivery route south
of Ashland. The route reaches from
Avhlanil eight miles to W. H. Shep
herd's pluce. and returns via Eml
grant creek. The number of families
which would be served on this route
is 125, and the number of people
4. 'W, and one postofflee, Baron, would
Fort Klamath Melhaso Bros., of
Port Klamath weighed 184 flead of
beef cattle last week nt the Mitchell
ranch nnd delivered them to George
Kbhlhagen of Roseburg. The average
welaht was 1252 pound, from which
was doducted four per cent, making
the selling weight 1201 pounds. The
price paid was 7 ft cents, an average
of $15.03. The total price puld for
all was $M,2R6.00.
Sohimt for tht United Statea to Ac
quire th! Panama Canal.
NEW YORK. March It, According
to apeclal to the Herald, Senor Sllva,
ths Colombian minister to the United
States, has already Informally ub
mltted proposal to Secretary Hay
for tha acquisition of the Panama
canal by thla government, and haa
been Invited to discus them further.
Preliminary protocol! were entered
Into soma time ago with Costa Rica
and Nicaragua, o that these two
countrlea during the summer will
probably bo merely Interested spec
tator! of tht movea which the United'
States, Great Britain and Colombia
It la understood that these are the
eaaeutlal point which the Columbian
government will urge: A leate for a
term of year, long ai the United
State may desire, not exceeding 200
year, of the territory aero whlcl
the Panama canal la being construct
ed; In return for such leaae Colombia
li to receive either a percentage of
the tax on tonnage passage through
the canal, or a lump compensation;
recognition of tho right! of the
From-h company, which will sell It!
concession with Colombia'! cousent
to the United State!.
8truck Oold in Mindanao.
New York, March 11. Frank W
rtoitdlnir. formerly of Newark, who
was a member of tho Astor battery
during the Spanish war, has. It is
said, discovered a gold mine on the
Island of Mindanao, In the Philip
pines. A quantity of the dust he has
forwarded to his brother, William F.
Redding, of Newark. The latter sent
It to the United States assay office In
New York, and he has received a re
port from the government nasaycr
that the dust proved to be 897 fine,
and that It Is worth In Its crude state
$18 50 an ounce.
Declines to Accept the Amended
GREAT BRITAIN'S REPLY IS RECEIVED
No CeunUr Propoul Mad If Ntfotlitloel
! Ar Rtiumtd It Mutt B en thli Sub
-Th,Txt Withheld. '
IS CLOSE TO DEATH.
Hung Chang'a Llf Hing by a
PEKIN. March 11 Id Hung Chang
again aerlously 111, and hi physic
ian say bla life hang! by a thread.
Prince Chlng and Earl LI aeem to
think that by spreading rumor of the
court ! unwllllugue to return to Pe
kln, unless thli or that thing Is dune,
they can Influence the deliberation of
the minister of the power. A! a
matter of faet, according to reliable
report! from Slnaii Fu. the Imperial
personagea are extremely uncomforta
ble at Slnan Fu, where they llva In
the bouse of the governor, which la
only a small structure. French nils
alunarle! who have Just returned from
Slnan Fu believe that the empress
dowager would bring the court back
to Pekln on the nrst offer of the al- !
lies, having aa a basis the removal of
the troopa, except the legation guard
HARRISON IS WORSE.
Washington, March 1J. The long
atpected answer trom the British
government to the state department'!
communication reciting the action of
the senate upou the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty waa returned at noon today.
Lord Pauncefote, the British ambas.
sudor, had already acquainted Sec
retary Hay with the fact that he had
received a communication from hla
government on the subject and It had
been In hla possession for several
daya. Secretary Hay had acquired
a general knowledge of the character
of tho British response. I ml Paunre-
fote came to the state department at
noon by appointment. He brought
tho answer with him and read It to
Secretary Hay, It waa In the form of
Instructlona from !.ord l-anmlowne,
the British minister of foreixn affairs,
to Lord Pauncefote, and he left a
copy of these Instruction! with Sec
retary Hay. At the conclusion of the
conference, It waa stated that the In
struction, to Urd Pauncefote were to
notify the government of the United
Statea that the British government
did not see It! way clear to accept
the senate amendments.
The amendment! were treated In
detail at some length In argumenta
tive fushlon. the purpose of the Brit
ish government being to show that
It had sound reason for declining tu
accept them. After disposing of tho
detail!, the note conclude with an
expression of regret that uch a
course was forced upon the iintisn
govern ment. There waa nothing In
tha nature of a counter proposition,
nor waa any opening left for further
action by the British government. It
waa elated that If there I to be a
further attempt to amend the Clayton
Bulwer treaty, so a to authorUe the
United Statea to construct a water
way acrosa he Isthmus, then It I for
the United State to make the over
tures, The British government simp
ly drops the matter at this point.
1 The Hay Pauncefote negotiation!?
f have been In progress for eomethlng
i over two years, and owing to the
i groat Inturcsta Involved, they have
constituted the leading International
question at Issue before the elate de
partment. The treaty was signed
prior to the opening of the Cfith con
gress, and waa submitted to the sen
ate In December, 1K99. It at once
encounutered opposition In that body,
but after some delay waa finally rat
ified after several amendments had
been adopted. The chief issue was
made on what waa known ai the
Duvls amendment. While In term
Mi-did not give the United State
a right to fortify the canal, yet In
general language It expressed the
rlitht of this country to adopt uch
measures In regard to the canal a
Ultimata Object la to Operate Boat!
and Cara From Spokane to Portland.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., March 1$.
The Upper River Transportation
Company baa been Incorporated for
the purposs of controlling a line of
steamers on the Columbia river. The
boata will make regular dally trips
from Priest Rapid to The Dalle! and
carry the great wheat crop of Eastern
Washington to market. The Incor
porators of th company ar J. M.
Russell, Oeorg! C. Blakely and T. A.
Hudson. In addition to operating on
the Columbia, they will run a line of
steamers to Lewlston, Idaho, on tho
In connection with the navigation
of tha rlvera a plan Is under consid
eration to construct an electric rail
way through the counties of Douglai
and Llncolu, In Eastern Washington,
and connect with Bpokane. Tha road
will reach all of the wheat center!
and be used for hauling wheat to
Priest RapldB. There It win oe toanea
on eltel bargee and hauled down the
river to Tho Dalles. A portage rail
way will be used to haul the barges
around th falla and Into the Colum
bia below, when the boata will be
towed to Portland and the Paclfle
coast point! for ihipmeut to the Orl-
The steamer Billing, which hai
been lying on a rocky bar 20 feet
above water a few mllea below Pasco,
Is now being overhauled preparatory
to launching for the upper river irai
flc. A line of teamera will bo run
from the upper Columbia to Priest
Rapid and open up the trade from
the great mining district In the Re
public and surrounding country.
MUTINY ON ALBANY.
Sallori on American Crulsar Rbll!d
at Hong Kong.
TACOMA. Wash., March 13 Ad
vlcea brought by the steamship Good
win state that 75 sailor mutinied on
board the cruiser Albany at Hong
Kong last mouth. The cause was lack
of money and liberty. The refractory
sallora were placed In Iron! and
taken to Cavlte for trial.
The Mohammedan rebellion In Kan
Ru haa assumed lueh alarming pro
portlona that the empress dowager
has commanded General Feng Txe
Sal to proceed northward from Can
ton with haste ond undertake their
tubjugatlon. . -
The gunboats Ball and Bugrlb,
built at Hong Kong, for Slam, have
been turned over to that government,
with the object of atrlklng terror to
he rebela at Canton. Fourteen brl
?ande were executetd February 14.
Four other men are being siarvco io
loath In cage exposed to puunc view.
Provincial Government Eitabllshed In
LUCENA, Tayabaa province, South
ern lAixon, March 14. The United
. . . ,.,,.m aulik tha Amur
Friction Between the British and ; CH0 Philippine commission and their
ipaity on uoaro, arnvea on u
Russians at Tien Tsin.
OVER A PIECE Or RAILROAD LAND
Dlipoiltloa ef Troop Undtr Voa WlaVM
During, th Summer Month Stomv
ln a Gait la th Great WalL
Ixindon, March 14. Friction hai
arisen at Tien Tsln between the Brit
ish and Russian over a piece of land
alleged to belong to the railway com
pany and to have been In possession
of tha comnany for aome yeara. Ac
cording to dlsuatcbea from Tien Tsln,
the Russians assert that thla land li
part of their new concessions, ana
therefore, Russian property. Mr. Kin
der, manager of tb! railway, began
to make a siding, but waa stopped by
tbe Russian authorities. Ho appealed
to Colonel Mac-Donald, who referred
tha matter to General Barrow, Brit
ish chief of staff, In Pekln, who re
plied: "Carry on tbe siding, wun
armed force, If necessary."
Guard were out on tha line by me
British, and the work continued. Gen
eral Wagaaak, the Russian command
er, protested, and . aald the tning
would not have been done If the Rus
sians rad bad aa many troopa aa tbe
British, adding that aucb matter!
should be left to diplomacy. Colonel
Mat-Donald again communicated with ;
General Barrow, who replied: "Con-j The wol)6 0f gorosgan, a seaport
tinue tho aiding." General WagasaKon tbe e,treme southern end of Lu
appealed to tbe Russian minister at:ton bave petitioned for a provincial
Pekln, M. lie uiera. government. Tbe commission wu
Count von Wsidcrsee has tnrormea t0D tnere ialer
... ..... i nhiri,i thut th. irfinn. iinilHr .
Ex-Prtsldsnt'a Condition Now
gardsd as Serious.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 1S.
The condition of ex President Harri
son I serlou. Dr. Jameson stated
today that the upper part of General
Harrison"! left lung waa Inflamed.
There la some danger of the conges
tion extending to therest of the lung
and to the right lung. Until 3 o'clock
thla afternoon. General Harrison waa
resting eaay, but at that time he be-
ratlin allehtlv worse and Dr. Jameson
was called. He said that he waa cer j were deeme.i necessary ior me proper
tain noulng waa to be apprehended
for the next 48 houra. but the age of
the patient rendera all calculations
uncertain. At b o'clock this evening
General Harrison waa, suffering some
pain, but was resting comparatively
TO ORGANIZE GOVERNMENT.
Holland gave Wllhelmlna a new
crown costing 20,000.
A Chicago cattie company bought
443,000 acres of grazing and mineral
land In New Mexico.
An animal heretofore unknown, re
sembllne both the horse and the ze
bra, has been discovered In the Congo
New York commission merchants are
sending representatives to Cuba to
purchase products for shipment to
Sir Francis Cook, who In 1885 mar
ried Miss Tennessee Clafiin, of New
York, died in London.
Reports from all over northern Wis
consin indicate that this win be a
phenomenal year in the white pine
At a meeting of glass tablewear
manufacturers at Pittsburg it was de
cided to advance the price of tumblers
from 10 to 25 per cent.
In California they have a pioneer
society composed entirely of women
who crossed tbe plains in' ox team
prior to 1854. There Are thirty name
pa tbe charter roll.
Export! of American Corn.
American exports of corn have aver
aged 173,000,000 bushels a year since
1895, an Increase of 254 per cent over
the preceding five years,
Suicide, In Germany.
The number of suicides In the Ger
man empire last year wag 10,700.
Fiji Sunday Schools.
There are 40,000 native pupils In
the Sunday schools of the FIJI lalands.
An Unsolved Mystery.
Pittsburg, Pa March 11. The mys
tery surrounding C. B. Howland, or
Harrison, the alleged EngllHU earl
who died In the Allegheny general hos
pital of typhoid fever yesterday, has
not been solved. The claim that he
was "Earl of Wargrave" was based
on letters found among his effects, In
which he was addressed as Cecil Sher
brooke Beaumont Howland, Karl of
Wheut Wnlla Wullu, 65JrTlie; Val
ley, nominal; bluestono, 67V4c per
Flour Beat grades, $2.80fj$3.40 pre
barrel: Krnbum. $2.00.
MIllBtuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dllngs, $21.50; shorts, $17.50; chop,
Oats White. 440456 per bushel
Hav Timothy. $12012.50; clover
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $fl7 per
flutter Fnncy creamery, 22',45c
Kggs Oregon ranch, 1212'4c
Poultry ChicKens, mixou, j.uu
4; hens, $4.5005; dressed, 11012c
per pound; springs, $44.50 per doz
en; ducks, $5&0; geese, $56 per
Potatoes 45 60c per suck.
Dried fruits Apples, evaporated,
5pfic per pound; sun dried, sacks or
boxes,34c; pears, 8 9c; prunes,
Italian, 57c; silver, extra choice,
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers,
$4.75; ewcH, $l4.li0; dressed, 6
7c ner pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5(fl)6.25;
Might, $4.755; dresHod, 67c per
Veal Large, 77MiC per pound;
I small, 8'9c per pound.
j llnef Gross, top steers, $4.50
; 4.75; cows, $4fcp4.60; dressed beef, 7
8c per pound.
After careful and patient Investi
gation the historical committee of the
Society of California Ploneors has
learned that January 24, 1848, was
the exact (lute of tho discovery of gold
In California by Jamea W. Marshall.
Philippine Commission Leave for '
MANILA. March 12. Judge Taft j
and his associates of the United
States Philippine commission, accom
panied by their wlvea and a number
of prominent Flllplnoa, embarked to
day on the United State transport
Sumner and aalled for Lucena, Prov
ince of Tayabas, J.uzon, where they
will organize the provlnclnl govern
ment. At tho time of their departure
the pier waa thronged with native.
The Insurgent have surrendered
600 rifles In tho Province of Pam
panga, Bulacan and Bataan during the
last four weeks. .
The Methodists report 120 converts
In Manila lust week, and the Philip
pine Evangelical church claims to
have socurod many new members.
Three Person! Killed by Tornado.
Forest City. Ark., March 12.-Three
persons were killed and many Injurod
In this vicinity last night by a tor
nado, and 16 houses, and miles of
fences and many trees wore leveled
to the ground. Ten miles northeast
the tornado shattered the house of J.
A. Woody, killing Woody and seriously
Injuring bis wife and his stepson, Bob
Allen. The other victims were no-
Gorman plantation experts claim
that the Sumoun Islands have a great
future In coffee, tea, tobacco, cotton,
DEPUTY SHERIFF KILLED.
Fought a Pitched Battn wun iwg
MILTON. Cal.. March .-Nowi
iaa lust been received here that
Deputy Sheriff llolman. of Calaveses
utility, waa shot ana ini ev "
a ainau wwg nr ucm, u
.n.-hoil battle w to two nignwaymon.
One of the latter ia reported seriously
mat evening. Thla morning the com
ujlssloner!" party, consisting of 50 per
ions, crossed the shallow bar In the
uhlp' boat! and were driven one mile
to thla town. The commission the
proceeded with the first organization
of a provincial government In South
The Province of Tayabas has long
been noted for the pacific condition!
existing there, In contrast to tbe
neighboring provinces, which still pur
sue a rebellious course. Colonel Gard
ner, late of the Thirtieth volunteer In
fantry, waa today appointed civil gov
ernor of thla province. Colonel Gard
ner favor! the maintenance of friend
ly relatione with the natives, and la
opposed to pillage, aelzures, destruc
tion of property and Imprisonments,
uteeaL under necessity. Coionel
Gardner, when In command of tbe
Thirtieth Infantry, waa In control of
thla district ,and as a result of hi!
policy, a population of active Insur
ants has been transformed Into
friendly natlvea, whose patriotism to
the United States waa considered to
be more firmly established tban that
of the natives of any other province
In Luzon. ...
The first organization of the federal
party outside of Manila was effected
In Tayabas province, and all the na
tive! Joined. The arrival of the com
minimi with Colonel Gardner, whose
regiment was recently given a pub
lic farewell here, returning as civil
governor, waa enthusiastically cele-
General Chaffee that the troops under
hla command will be disposed of as
follows during the aummer months:
A REAR-END COLLI8I0N.
England will have 1.000 men at Ihe ,nd 8tock Trains -Crashed
. . - .....II .l..i.i.hn.Anl ; a .
summer nalare. a amail detachment
In Hunting Park, and 2.000 men In
other places. Germany will send the
troop! now In Pekln to a village nonn
west of the summer palace In the
mountains, while the German troops
at Pao. Ting Fu will be located In
tbe mountains west of the city, ltaiy
will draw the tioop! from that part
of tbe aummer palace which aome
of her forcea now occupy. Japan
and Austria will leave their troopa In
Pekln. Count von Waldersee aays
that as by aurh location! of troops
With Fatal Results.
CHICAGO, March 14. Two men
were killed and eight others Injured
In a rear-end collision early today be
tween a time freight and a stock train,
on tbe Chicago ft Northwestern rail
road, at Arlington Heights, a suburb
of this city.
The caboose of the stock train con
tained 14 stockmen, and most of them
were asleep when the train stopped at
Arlington Height! to take on two can
of stock. Suddenly the time rreighi
any and all trouble ran be avoided, j from St. Paul crashed Into . th( i stock
he aeee no cause for Interference,
BUTTE, Mont., March 14. A. A.
Campbell, of Pryor. who Is In charge
of the Pryor Creek aubagency. on the
Crow reservation, statea that there
are 600 cases of smallpox in the vi
cinity of Pryor, and that strenuous
effort! are being made to stamp the
t II aanr.a that Itllllnffl
Two prominent resident! of Wal- j hHB 40 CM of tno digease. and that
Tho Bell Telephone Company has
bought for $500,000 a system of solf
Induction colls which makes conver
sation between New York and Lon
don as easy as between near by
Extradition Treaty Confirmed.
Washington, March 11. The senate
In executive session today confirmed
the extradition treaty with Great
Britain, which has been pending for
some time. The treaty adds to the
list of crimes for which a man can
be extradited from one country to the
other the following: Obtaining money
under false pretenses, the destruction
or obstruction of railroads and the
endangering of human life, and the
procuring of abortions.
Black walnut enncs from a tree on
' the farm formerly owned by Abraham
Lincoln In Harristown township, Ma-
con county, III., wore given to the
members or, me cauinei uy ine presi
dent to whom they had been sent from
The slanting tooth harrow with the
teeth set backward, Is tho kind mostly
lined for harrowing wheat In the
spring. It pulverizes the surface of
the ground without pulling up the
wheat plants. Thorough harrowing
of the wheat field not only benefits
the plants, but is alBO an excellent
preparation for clover. .
When purchasing potash it Is better
to select the sulphate of muriate, in
preference to kalnlt, as the latter con
tains more undesirable material than
the others, which makes the cost ot
transportation greater in proportion
to the amount of patash contained.
Rich 8trlke In Republlo Mine.
Spokane, March 12. A well-founded
report from Republic Is to theeffct
that $1,400 ore haa been struck in
the Morning Glory raise. A streak
of eight Inches assayed that amount.
Assessments will conso, according to
tho directors. The Butte ft Boston
mine at Republic has 18 Inches of ore
worth over $200 per ton, according to
a statement of Superintendent Nick
erson. The strike Is at a depth of
Burned to Death.
San Francisco, March 12. Three
men and 76 head of horses were
burned to death this morning In a fire
wlilch destroyed Morton's livery sta
ble, at Leavenworth and Geary streets.
The three men were asleep In the hay
loft. They were Charles White, Charles
Youn and R. Jamleson, ana were em-
nloved at the stable. The horses for
the most part were delivery animals.
Outside of the loss of life, the damage
resulting from the fire was nominal.
Sweden and Norway axport 20,000
tona of wooden .matches a year.
maintenance of American authority
After extended debute In executive
session two other amendment were
adopted, and the treaty was ratified
as amended. The other two amend
ments abrogated the Clayton Bulwer
treaty nnd at ruck out the provision
of the treaty which Invited other tor
elgn government! to exprese their
approval of It.
BOERS HELP BRITISH.
Two Thousand of Them Ar Rady
BLOEMFONTEIN, March 13, Gen
eral Dewct I reported to bo moving
northward steadily, at the rate of 25
miles a day, with a view of crossing
the railway to the eastward. He
should now be west of Kroonstadt.
Several small commandoes are In
noHsession of the southeastern por
tion of the Orange River colony, from
whii-h the earrlHona or iiewetsuorp,
Wennner. Smithfleld and Rouxvllle
ttuvn tieen withdrawn.
it Is imnnsatble not to be struck
with, the fact that a great portion of
the former enemies of ureal iirunin
i smith Africa now frankly throw In
ii...p lot with the BrltlBh. Rrandfort.
Kmniiatadt and Bloemfontoln com
naniea'of ex-burghers are now bearing
arms BKalnHt tho Boer!. They state
their object Is not to operate agnlnst
th..ii former comrades, but to defend
their homes and property against
marauding bnnds. Every town In the
Free State occupied by the BrltlBh
will soon become a center oi iirmsn
Influence, extending a long distance
In their vicinity. Over 13,000 refu
gee! are now within the BrltlHh lines,
and many of them demand arms and
permission to take tbe field. If their
requests are granted It will be easy
to get 2.000 ex-burghera enrolled on
tho British side.
JAP8 WITH BOGUS PAPERS.
VANCOUVER. B. C, March 13. It
la reported that a number of Japa
nese Immigrants attempting to cross
tho boundary line from British Colum
bia to Washington recently had In
their possession fraudulent British nat
uralization papers, tho date of their
passports showing they had resided
In this province only a fraction of
the statutory period It was nippasod
the traffic In fraudulent papers had
been broken up when the commis
sions of several notaries connected
with tho practice were rnncoled by
tho government some months ago.
Burglars Took $6,600 From Bank.
Argonln, Kan., March 13. Th! pri
vate bank of J. H. Springer wa!
robbed by three men, and $2,600 In
cash and $4,000 In registered govern
ment 3 per cent bonds secured.
About $140 In gold and $8,000 in bonds
were left untouched. The robbers
secured their tools from the Santa
Fe section house near-by. The vault
waB entered through the brick wall,
and the safe blown open with nitro
glycerine. 8oldlers Start For Philippines
Washington, March 13. The squad
ron of the Fifth cavalry stationed at
fort Myer, Va left for Son Francisco,
en route to the Philippines, today.
They will sail on the transport Meade
about March 18. Tne squaaron is
made up ot troops I, K, L and M, and
Is In command of Colonol William
Spanish Gunboat Aahor.
Madrid, March 13. The Spanish
gunboat Ponce ds Leon li ashore near
Huelae, about 60 mllei louthwest
lace were held up and robbed by the
Lamina The men who were robbed
mmodlately reported the affair to the
ounty officials, and Deputy Sheriff
lolman, with a amall posse, went to
Wallace to arreBt the robbers with
the result above noted.
Ganeral Young Returning.
Washington, March 13. The quar
termsrter general Is Informed that
tho transport Logan left Nagaaakl
Thursday for San Francisco with
Major General Young and tho Thirty
third and Thirty fourth Volunteer reg
iment. General Young, on hi! ar
rival nt Bun Francisco, will relieve
General Shafter of the command of
the department of California, and the
tatter will be retired as a. major
EIGHT LIVES LOST.
Forty-Two Person- Were Injured
and Several Are Mining.
CHICAGO. Marcti 13. By the ex
plosion of a boiler In the Doromua
laundry. 458 West Madison street,
this morning, eight persons were in
itantly killed, 42 were Injured, snd
several are missing.
The cause of tne explosion has not
been determined with accuracy as
yet, and It will probably require an
official Investigation to settle the
Reports of the number of dead in
e rulna run alt the way from six to
). It Is known that 36 employes ot
he laundry had entered the place
before the explosion occurred, bo
cause the automatic timekeeper found
In the ruins showed that number ot
with Us own caaee and the reserva
tion cases, the detention hospital
there haa become so overcrowded
that hundreda of caaee are being
cared for privately. Tbe epidemic
haa reached a point where the county
commissioners have determined to
erect a pesthouse near Pryor. A sin
gular fact In th.s connection Is that
up to date not a single inaian naa
contracted the dlaease. '
On Pryor Creek and the Crow re.
ervatlon. about buo poraons are quar
antined," said Mr. Campbell. "The
first case broke out In Timothy's
camp two months ago. Then the dis
ease extended to McShane's camp,
and soon afterward to O'Connor'!. Aa
yet, every rase has been of a mild
character. Everything posalblo la be
ing done to keep the men from leav
ing work and scattering smallpox
throughout the state, The Indian
were all taken up Pryor Creek when
the disease first broke out. but now
they will have to be moved, as small
pox has made Ita appearance on the
upper part ot the reaervatlon."
Nine Persons Carried Away by Flood;
One of Them Being Killed.
PROVIDENCE. R. I., March 14.
Two dama at Wanskuck, just north
of thla city, burst, carrying away two
wooden buildings containing nine per
sonB. one of whom waa drowned. The
upper dam burst first, and the water
w tha rush Bwent away me lower nam
a fuw minutes Inter. Over this lower
dam were two wooden buildings of
train caboose and plowed ihrougn
into the next car ahead. Instantly
the wreck took fire. The crash
arniispii the vlllaec. and the volun-
Nar ' teer fire department responded to the
rescue and extlnguiBhea me names
and assisted in taking out the dead
and Injured. Tbe caboose and three
cars were burned, and a number of
head of stock killed. The doors to
tbe other cara containing stock were
In the meantime opened and the
frightened animals allowed to run at
large. A relief was started trom Chi
cago aa soon as the wreck was
the Allen Drlnt works. These
Two or three 1 Ines were crushed by the flood. .Fire-
were entering at the moment of the ; men with ropes tied around their
explosion, making the approximate to-i bodies crawled over th. lade fcrs
tal of 40 employes In and around the spliced together to those who were
building. 1 clinging to debris, which had become
It la reported thnt an officer of the lodged.
i.niw innnectlon department warned I Tho whole country below the ruined
Mr. DoremuB that tne uouor was un
safe to use '.n Its prcsont condition.
Uundry employes, however, declare
thnt tho boiler had not been inspect
ed, nnd therefore not connemnea
dams presents a scene of devastation.
Boy Robbed His Father,
! Chicago. March 14. Thirteen-year
old Frederick Wlndblel, the son of a
.. a ... 1. l. .Kak.A-Al urltti
mt.. H,nA.bmra nnop inn tinner ana anioon Ket?mr. uns ultu vuai tv 44
In the east part of the building at robbing his father of over $4 000.
once took fire, and through the blind- Tbe boy's aunt Annie Sprou . Is
na- clouds of dust nnd smoke and under arrest, and has confessed that
lit he seen BtrtiK- she and her husband Induced the boy
ding men hnd women, some of them to take the money from his father.
lf burled In wreckage others feebly They told the boy that Mr. Wlndb el
ondenvorlng to climb to some place of would defraud him of whatever n
fetv while from various parts ot terest he might have in the family
.VI i.'i 0a -ri.a for heln. . ! savinas. and that his only salvation
. . ..iik. wai to eet nossession of the money
l Z flames and the work of at once. When the boy got hold of
Kulshed he Barnes and the wort or
rescue began a "e. J, t over to them. Before ho could.be
1 ril talt medical attention to Germany, end a cablegram has
and then taken to hospitals in am
Northwest Postal Order!.
wnahinrtnn. March 13. Tho post-
office at Jett. Baker county, Or., will
heen sent to the German authorities
to approhond Sproul when he arrives
Plenty of Recruits.
Washington. March 14. An In
crease of over 100 per cent In the
be discontinued after March 15, when enlistments for the regular army since
mail for that point will be delivered the recruiting was begun, February
Rt Lime. ' 8, has encouraged war department of-
The name of the office at Victor, j ticlals. They now feel confident that
Mason county, wnsn.,
changed to Allyn,
Power From Niagara.
About 12,000 horse power Is trans
mitted In the form ot electricity from
Niagara to Buffalo
Botha Willing to Surrender.
Lourenco Marques, March 13.
General Botha Is willing to surrender.
He asked an armistice In order to
communicate with General Dewet and
Mr. Steyn. Should they decline, It Is
believed, nevertheless, thnt General
Botha will surrender. Tho Boers
have no artillery or ammunition, and
are buying all their guns. The rail
way from Lourenco Marques to Pre
toria Is practically clear of BoerB.
A Yesr's Business.
Two billion passengers and 950,
000,000 torn of good! are carried In a
year on the world'! railways.
there will be no trouble In finding
all the men necessary to bring the
army up to it! just proportions De
fore the date comes for the volunteer
regiments to be mustered out. For
the week ended March 8, 786 recruits
Embezzling Postmaeter Arrested
Prescott. Ariz.. March 14. A.
Gassett was arrested and lodged In
tall yesterday by a government of
ficer, charged with having embezzled
$450 while postmaster ax ansiow,
Kan. The detectives have been look
ins for Gassett for several months
and finally overtook and arrestod
him while he was working with
gang of laborers near McClollan, on
the Santa Fe railroad. He was taken
before United States Commissioner
Moore, and committed to Jail here
until tbe necessary papers can be se
cured, when b! will be taken to To
peka, Kan., for trial
GREATEST STAMPEDE SINCE 1898.
Effect of Throwing Open Crown Min
ing Clalmc In Alaska.
VANCOUVER. B. C. March 14 A
necla! dispatch from Dawson, dated
Marrh 1. aava the etampede conse
quent upon the throwing open of the
government claim! February 25 was
tbe greatest since the palmy daya
188. The order maae evauauie
hundreds of lapBed claims, unsold
onea, fractions, etc. Under the new
regulations the first man to arrive
and make application for the ground
gets It, until fraud has oeen shown.
He may really be the tenth man who
staked the claim by actual time, but
he must swear that he saw no other
stake's on the ground when he
staked. Some of the unfortunate fel
lows who went out misread the or
flclal notice and staked claims that
were reserved by notice in the proc
lamation. Their four days' vigil in a
temperature 40 degrees below zero
was a frightful experience tor many
of the stampeders.
TO CONTROL FISH INDUSTRY.
Gigantic Canners Truat Being Formed
to operate in iasni.
SEATTLE. March 14. From Ju
neau comes the report that there Is
a gigantic trust being lormea wun
many millions of capital, which will
aosolutely control every fish cannery
and the fish Industry oi uie enure
The reDort is to the effect mat Mr.
Onflroy, once president of the Pacific
American Fisheries company, a cor
poration which practically controls
the fish Industry of the Northwest
coast, is now in New York City mak
ing final arrangements for the Incor
poration of the company, which will
hold In Its grasp the Immense fish
Industry of Alaska. The nsn minis
try ranks next to mining in Alaska,
Seven canneries were in operation
last year. The output was n.orj.stbs
pounds, the market value of which
was $11,000,000. In addition to the
above, which was canned, 13,000 bar
rels were salted, th emarket value of
which was $130,000.
Washington Sugar Beet contracts.
Snokane. March 14. The Washing
ton state sugar factory, owner of the
beet sugar establishment at Fairfield,
Wash., has made contracts ior s.uuu
acres of beets, and expects , to con
tract for 1,000 acres to be grown this
season. The company contracts to
pay $4 per ton for beets snowing u
per cent sugar, and 25 cents for each
additional per cent. Oil the basis of
Inst year, this would aggregate $5 25
. Builders' Trial of Illinois.
Newport News, Va., March 14. On
ner builders' trial .trip today, the bat
tleship Illinois more than measured -up
to expectations. The ship was
not taken out to deep sea, but was
given a run down the const, the .main
object being to test her boilers,
fiteamlng out of the Virginia capes,
the battleship proceeded about 25
miles down the coast. On her return
under a moderate forced draught, the
ship's Indicator showed her speed for
two hours' run to average 16.2 knots
an hour, with 107 revolutions.
China Appeals to America.
Washington, March 14. There is
reason to believe ihnt China has ap
pealed to the United States In her
extremity. Nothing has been heard
from Russia since the verbal commu
nication by Count Casslni last week
setting forth the rectitude of Russia's
objects in China generally, and In
Manchuria In particular. Minister
Wu has been almost a dally caller at
the state department, and It Is evident
that the Chinese are impressea Dy
the belief that the crisis has been
reached, and that the destiny of Man
churia depends upon the immediate
action f the powers,