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np-Ktnlv Rtvhw of ths Imports! rUf
plains, ol th Put Weak h t
All negotiation are off between th
Doer and British.
A plot to blow up th csar's palac
hat been discovered.
The Hit of dead ta tba Birmingham,
Ala., tornado number 1?.
Chin ha rejected In whole or la
part tba Monchurtan treaty.
Debenture companies are prohibited
from doing buatneaa In Qhlo.
Lawaon aelta the Chicago Record to
Kohlsatt, ot the Times-Herald.
Fire In the bustneas section ot Ya
Qulna, Or, did $30,000 damage.
Wesley Dollarhlde, of Aahland. Or.,
was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff.
Consul General Ounnere will demand
a settlement and apology from Mo
rocco. Two children, while playing near a
pond, at Grass Valley, Cat., fell In and
The battleship Iowa sailed from Ban
rranclaco for Puget Sound, where she
will go into drydock.
The Hood River, Or, assaaaln,
James Green, gave himself up to of
ficers and made a confession.
The matter ot a strike In the anthra
cite region ta left to J. P. Morgan,
president of the mine workers' union.
The Buffalo Pan-American exposi
tion stamps will be placed on sale at
postoffices throughout the country May
America may be deprived of a voice
In the settlement of the Chinese ques
tion. Germans object to Hart's Indem
Question lias been raised It the loca
tion ot a T. M. C. A. building on the
Oregon university grounds would not
Henry E. Wilson, United States min
ister to Chile, has reached his home In
Spokane, for a visit, after an absence
of four years.
Pittsburg street-car men may go on
A Japanese diplomatic official open
ly talks war.
There was much bloodshed In a riot
In 8t Petersburg.
China appeals to England to pro
tect her from Russia.
fighting has been renewed between
the British and the Boers.
The ministers cannot agree on th
question of legation guards.
High officials In Brazil are Impli
cated In the monarchist plot.
The British answer, to the Hay
Pauncefote treaty Is made public.
Twenty-live persons were killed and
many Injured by a tornado at Bir
Newcastle, Pa., has rejected Corn
gie's offer et $50,000 with which to es
tablish a library.
'.The report of the removal of Mc-
Cleevey Brown, minister ot Coreaa
customs, Is confirmed.
Gravly of the Russian student trou
bles Impelled the Czar to call a special
meeting of, the ministers. j
New Jersey village was destroyed
by burning oil, as the result of th
wreck of a coal and oil train. I
' . Portraits ot Hawaiian political of
fenders have been removed from th
rogues' gallery in Honolulu.
Coroner's Jury in Hood River, Or, j
assassination returns verdict that eri-,
dence points to James Green as thi
'Ex-Representative Rodenburg.of Illi
nois, was appointed a member of th
civil service commission to succeed
the late Mark S. Brewer. I
.-The president has Issued a procla-'
matlon announcing the acquisition by
purchase of the Islands of Slbutu and
Cagyan, forming part of the Jolo ar-j
Clatsop cqiinty, Or., will send to
the Buffalo exposition a spruce log 16 j
feet long and 814 feet in diameter, and
a number of carefully prepared hem
The transport Hancock has sailed
from San Francisco for Manila, with
seven officers and 327 men ot the Sixth
cavalry, seven officers and 350 men
of the Seventh Infantry, 12 men of th
hospital corps, four surgeons, two
army officers unattached, and 30 civil
The Japanese residents of Tacoma,
Wash., have organized to keep out
any disorderly characters from their
During a recent epidemic of diph
theria In a town on the Hudson, 205
cases were treated wltn serum, and
among these there were only two
Elections In London resulted in
tremendous majorities in favor of mu
nicipal ownership of all public utili
ties, thus breaking galling monopolies
existing for centuries.
In the pupa state the Hessian fly
can scarcely be distinguished from a
New York Is building a state hospi
tal in the Adlrondacks vo cost $100,
000, where patients wlta incipient
consumption will be treated.
Sicily Is said to be making steady
progress In asphalt mining. In 1899
about 60,000. tons were exported, of
which New York received 667(1.
The government has- created some
large forest reserves In northern Ari
zona and promulgated rules for their
regulation, with a view to prevent
their spoliation and to preserve them
OTH SIDES RETIRE.
Troops Withdrawn From Dlepiiteel
I Land at Tien Tsln.
! BERLIN. March 15. The war office
has the following from Count von
i "The Anglo-Russian dispute at Tien
I Tela has been settled from a military
standpoint In a manner satisfactory
to both parties at a conference be
: tween Oenerala Wogack and Barrow.
Both guards and posts eav been
withdrawn and salutes have been et
j changed. The British declare that no
offense to the Russian flag waa In
tended and that the allege removal
of the Ruaslaa boundary marks was
neither by the command nor with the
knowledge ot the military authorities.
The work on the disputed land will
not be continued until the govern
I meats have reached an agreement as
'to Ita possession or until a special un
derstanding has been attained.
PEKIN. March 15. Th troops on
both sides of the disputed land at
Tien Tain have been withdrawn, and
all danger of a fracaa ta ended. The
opinion of the British la that the
' promptness ot General Barrow In call
,lng up the marines from Tahu pre
vented a collision. The British re
I port that prior to the arrival of the
marines sentries were supplied from
the Madras Pioneers, who for several
daya were surrounded by crowda ot
i foreign soldiers mostly French, who
assailed them with all kinds of abuse,
calling thent "coolies." The Madrassos
I were becoming restive when the ma
rines arrived at night and quietly re
lieved them, and It was only when
daylight appeared that the Russians
discovered the change.
WHY BOTHA DECLINED.
Kitchener Refused Complete Amnesty
LONDON, March IS. The Dally
Chronicle, professing to be able to
give an outline ot the negotiations be
tween Lord Ktchener and General
"The chief obstacle to a settlement
waa Lord Kitchener's refusal to grant
complete amnesty to the leaders of
the rebels In Cape Colony. He offered
self-government on the lines of Jama
ica Immediately upon the cessation ot
hostilities, with legislative bodies
partly elected by the burghers. - The
government agreed to provide Cl
000,000 to compensate Boers for prop
erty destroyed and articles comman
deered by the Boers on commando,
provided the signatures of the of
ficers who commandeered the goods
were forthcoming. He also offered to
grant loans on easy terms for rebuild
ing and restocking farmsteads. More
over, be agreed that children ahould
be Instructed In English or Dutch, at
ithe discretion of their parent. The
government undertook to make no
claim on church property or funds, or
upon hospitals or hospital funds, or
upon private Investment. No burgher
ot either state was to be allowed to
possess a itfle, except by special li
cense. "General Botha waa generally In
favor of these conditions, but he dis
sented strongly from a proposal to
give the full privilege of cltlxensblp to
properly domclled and registered
blacks. He was also greatly con
cerned about the position Jewish cap
italists would occupy In the country,
and was told that Jews and Chris
tians would enjoy equal rights, no dis
tinction being maue In the matter of
MUST REFUND THE BONOS.
Plna County, Aria Will Pay for
PHOENIX. Arts., March 15. The
territorial supreme court today band
ed down an Important decision In the
matter of the Plna county bonds. It Is
held that the territory must refund
these bond, amounting now, with In
terest, to $362,000. Incidentally, the
opinion re-establishes the territorial
loan commission which the legisla
ture sought two years ago to abol
ish. The bonds, smountlng to
$200,000 were Issued by Plna coun
ty under an act ot the legisla
ture of 1883 to encourage the con
struction of a narrow-gauge railroad
from Tucson to Globe. The road
was begun but never finished, and
though these bonds had been turned
over to the promoters, the county re
fused to pay the Interest. All tne
bonds are held In New York.
Government Calls for Bids.
Seattle, Wash., March 25. Quar
termaster Ruhlen will tomorrow Is
sue an Invitation to the various ship-
nine concerns doing business between
this cfty and Alaska to furnish pro
posals for the contract to lighter at
Nome and St Michael such govern
ment stores as are shipped this sea
son by the war department to , the
military posts to the mouth of the
Yukon river and points in the Interior
of Alaska. Major Ruhlen roughly es
timates that tnere will be 16,000 tons
ot freight on the basis of ship's meas
urement to be sent north this sum
mer. The bids will oe opened March
30. The government win have four
ships in the Alaskan service.
His Lsst Raid.
Santa Fe, N. M., March 25. Tom
Ketchum, famous as an outlaw, the
man who terrorized the territory for
years, was executed today. "Black
Jack" was the soubriquet by which
Ketchum was best known. He was
sentenced by the territorial supreme
court on February 25. Numerous at
tempts were made to stay the execu
tion,- Ketchum having many friends
among a certain class. Although ac
cused ot several murders and other
felonies, Ketchum was only tried for
the robbery of a train near Foisora, N.
M., the penalty for which, In this ter
ritory, Is death. .
Washington, March 25. Pensions
have been granted as follows:
Oregon urlzmal, William H. Rum
ley, Medford, $8; Mexican war sur
vivors, Increase, Samuel B, Jackson,
Eugene,-',,$12; widows, increase, spe
cial act February 20, Catherine A.
Young, Portland, $12; war with Spain,
original, John Dennis, Portland, $12.
Washington Original, Thomas F.
Mahan, Seattle, $8; Peter Chambers,
Port Angeles, $6; William M. Mat
tox, Thorp, $6.
Washington, March 25. Navy de
partment officials were relieved of all
apprehension concerning the big bat
tleship Massachusetts, which ran
aground in Pensacola harbor while on
her way out to sea by the receipt of
the following telegram from Cgptaln
Delslnger, commanding tbe Pensacola
yard, dated Warrington, Fla., March
"Massachusetts got off about I A.
M., towed by Leonldas outside. Has
joined the squadron. Sent lighters to
her last night. Will wire particulars
I later." '
Hern of Interest From All Parts
of the Statt.
COMMERCIAL AND PINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
A ftrlef Rtvkw of th Orowth and Improve
BmmU of th Many Induitrls Throujh.
"; u Our Thriving Convmonwt-ilh.
Sheridan The depot at Sheridan Is
Cequllle It I proposed at Coqullle
to organise a fire company.
Table Reek The Table Rock Irri
gating Ditch Company will soon begin
wort or cleaning ana repairing us
Bald Mountain The new quarts
mill of the Bald Mountain mine
started up last week. .
Rltter The floor wss blown off the
tuspenslon toot bridge at Hitter sev
eral days ago by wind.
Heod River The prospects of the
strawberry crop at Hood River are
good, and there Is an increased acre
age. Union A plan for stsrtlng a free
reading room and library at Union
Is being perfected by women of the
Milton The Offner Fruit Parking
Company, of Walla Walla, contem
plates erection of a large warehouse
at Milton. i
Klamath Falls The work of clown
ing out the Klamath Falls Irrlgatlne:
ditch began this week. The ditch will
also be widened. !
Union A scheme Is under way at'
Union to erect and equip a two story
brick building for the use of a town
Qreenhorn It Is reported thnt the
Inter Mountain group In the Green
horn district haa been sold to a syndl-1
cats of California capitalists.
Qold Hill O. Lane will have 25 or
10 tons ot ore crushed at Huniason A
Cheney's quarts mill at Gold Hill.
This ore Is from ths Elsie mine on
Umatilla An O. R. A N. freight
train between Umatilla and Walluti
passed over a man who was lylnt on
the rails and crushed him beyond rec
ognition. Grenlte There Is no public school
nearer the Red Boy mine than at Gran
ite, and application baa been made for
a new school district, with Red Boy ss
Condon A disastrous "pile-up" took
place at the sheep camp of 8. II. Bar
ker, near Condon. On a separation
of the ewes from the lambs the latter
piled up In a ditch, and 88 head were
umptsr It I reported from Bump
ier that the Golconda mine I showing
another rich ore body, and thnt ss un
derground development continue
the prospect of the mine grow bolter
each succeeding day.
Canyon City James Robinson, on
of the oldest snd best known citizens
ot Grant county, died at Canyon City
after a lingering Illness of nearly K
years. Deceased was bom In Ne
Brunswick, January 12, 1834.
Klamah Falls The Ashland Klam
ath Falls mall route and schedule has
been changed. It will hereafter be a
daylight run. and the route from
Parker's station to Jenny creek will
oe over the logging camp road.
Canyenvllls A company contem
plates building a flume from Canyon
Creek, five miles south ot Canyonvllle,
to the mines owned by Lewis Ash,
which sre altuted about halfway be
tween Riddle and Canyonvllle.
; PORTLAND MARKET,
Wheat Walla Walla, 660 67c; val
ley, nomlnai; bluestem, 69c per
Flour Best grades, $2.80($$3.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $1.25 per cental; gray,
$1.20$1.224 per cental.
Barley Feed, $16.60$t7; brew
ing $16.60$17 per on.
MHIstuffs Bran, $16 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.60; shorts, $17.60; chop.
Hay Timothy, $12012 60; clover.
$709 60; Oregon wild hay, $6Q7 pet
Hops 12014c per pound; 1899
Wool Valley, 14015c; Eastern Or
egon, 9012c; mohair, 20021c per
Butter Fancy creamery, 22' 025c;
dairy, 17V420c; store, 10 12 Vie per
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1313V4e per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50iS)5;
hens, $600.60; dressed, 11012c per
pound; fcprlng, $406 per dozen;
ducks, $506; geese $608 per dozen;
turkeys, live, 910c per pound;
dressed, 13 W 14c per pound.
Cheos --Full cream, twins, 130
13toc; Young America, 13 HO 14c
Potatoes 45055c per sack.
Mutton Gross, best cheep, wethers,
$4.75; ewes, $404.50; dressed 6V47c
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, 50
$5.25; light, $4.7506; dressed, 67c
Veal Large, 77'4c per pound;
small, 8 H 09c por pound.
Beef Gross, top seers, $4.504.75;
cows, 4O4.b0; dresbed bout, 708c
Ths Bruasets automobiles are taxed
from 80 to 50 francs per annum, ac
cording to horse power.
The Inter Island Telegraph com
pany of Hawaii Is the first wireless
system to be opened for business.
The case 'of Missouri against the
Chicago drainage trustees will be the
first jury trial In the United States
supreme court In 107 years.
Professor Shaler, Harvard's geolo
gist, says that within 80 years new
mining systems will produce an al
most Intolerable supply of gold.
The male mosquitoes do not bite,
but live on the juices of flowers and
E. A, Leasure, electrician on the
Oregon at tne battle of Santiago, has
been sentenced to Sing Sing for 16
years for manslaughter.
Francis L. Pettus, speaker ot the
Alabama house of representatives and
son of United States Senator E. W,
Pettus, died at Montgomery, Ala.,
In 110 years the United States gov
ernment has lost through dishonest
agents and officials approximately
$18,000,000 In the handling if gross
receipts of $32,t63,31J,548.13.
A RIVER OF FIRE.
Flaming Oil Destroyed New Joreey
NEW YORK, March 18. A river of
flaming oil swept down upon the llttls
village of Qlengarden. N. J., while It
Inhabitants were asleep this morning,
and reduced 11 building, (tore and
residences to ashes. The conflagra
tion waa extraordinary in character,
and In Its origin. Tbs village Is In a
valley along the New Jersey Central
Railroad. An "Immense freight train
wns coming east at :10 A.M. It wss
composed of a string of coal ears, and
II tank cars. High above the village
tbe tracks of the railroad run along
the side of a mountain. They descend
as they approach the village, but even
at the station are considerably above
the main street, which runs up to ta
depot at a steep Incline,
A few miles west ot the village,
while coming down the Incline around
tbe mountain the train parted. Th
engineer on the forward end pulled
open the throttle ot the eortns
and tried to race away tVn
tbe section, which was laeress'.ri
Its speed every second. l.e km
aged to keep clear ot the racing
cars until he got opposite ths depot at
Glengarden, when th secooo section
mashed Into the Drat. The first '
Hon, composed of th coal car, war
going at a high rat of speed, and
noue of Ita car were jolted off tbe
track. The oil tanks on the runaway
section were hurled sideways across
the track, and th oil tank cara be
hind were piled on top ot It In every
way. The first crash caused the oil
In one of the tanks to explode, snd
Ignite, and the terrlAo heat caused tut
other cars to explode, on after th
other. The Incline running from the
depot down to the main street acted
as a sluice for the burning oil, and It
poured Into the chief thoroughfare of
the village, setting flre to every thing
It touched. Houses, fences, trees,
shrubbery snd hams were reduced to
ashes In so Incredibly short time,
Villagers wakened oy the explo
sions rushed from the on-coming flood
of blstlni oil. carrying children Tn
their arms. Some risked .heir lives to
free horses, cows and dogs In outbuild
ings, but other unfortunate animals
could not be reached In time, and went
burned. Within five minutes after the
first explosion th fiowine river of oil
had reached the Masonic Temple In
the heart of the village and ten mtn
ute later that structure was envel
oped In flumes. Then building after
building, all of them frame, took flre
as the oil reached them, nnd within
half an hour an area of 400 feet square
was a mass ot flame. From th
wrecked cars the oil flowed down the
Incline ot the railroad track, making a
long line ot flre that destroyed the ties
and bent and twisted the tracks. Tbe
loss Is estimated st from $60,000 to
WANT CIVIL RULE.
Negroe Is Ready for Provincial Gov
BACALOR, Island of Negro, March
25t According to expressions of a
large majority ot the delegates from
Occidental Negros snd of a few who
were present from the Oriental side,
the sentiment of the people is over
whelmingly In favor of succeeding
the present governments by provin
cfal governments in both divisions.
The reasons given for tis view ar
that such a chang will effect a reduc
tion of taxes and the high salaries of
omciais, the establishment or acnoois
and the Improvement of road. The
speaker alleged that owing to a lark
ot mean of education, liberty was
becoming license. The military com
mander Is credited with having or
ganised the only schools. Tbey are
taught by soldiers. Commissioner
Taft assured the delegates that Ne
gros would be supplied with Ameri
can teachers snd he outlined the need
of organizing provinces uniformly
with other Islands,
Tbe announcement ot yesterday's
surrenders In tbe Island ot Paaay was
greeted with applause. - ;
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Qnrl Harrison's Estst.
Indianapolis, March 25. Ex-Presl-dent
Harrison left $40,000 In life In
surance. This fact was snnounred to
night by President Eltel, ot the Union
Trust Company which la executor ot
General Harrison's will. He said:
"Our appraisement of the Harrison
estate gives Its total value at $380,000.
This includes sll real estate, railroad
bonds, stock in the Union Trust Com
pany, the law building here, and other
Gsles In English Channel.
London, March 25. Tbe first day of
spring was characterized by a gale
and a heavy snow storm sweeping
over the channel. A storm has been
raging for three days over the North
sea. Wintry weather Is general
throughout Central Europe. In conse
quence' of the gale In the channel,
more than 300 steamers are anchored
off South End. The vessels are so
crowding the anchorage that several
minor collisions have occurred.
$100,000 Philadelphia Fir.
Philadelphia, March 26. Tbe Went
Park ice palace, at Fifty-second and
Jefferson streets, wns destroyed by
flre early this morning, entailing a loss
of about $100,000 on which there was
an Insurance ot about $75,000. The
building was used as a skating rlnk
and for tbe manufacture ot Ice for com
mercial use, and was owned by tne
York (Pa.) Ice Manufacturing Co.
Earned His Pardon.
Topeka, Kan., March 25. Governor
Stanley today pardoned Convict
Floyd Graham, who aided Warden
Tomllnson In suppresnlng the Insur
rection at the penitentiary coat mines
this week. Graham climbed 400 feet
up tbe air shaft and communicated
to the warden that the convicts were
weakening on account of their de
Two Insurgent Surrenders.
Manila, March 26. In tne province of
Cavlte, four Insurgent officers, and 53
men with 68 rifles, have surrendered to
Lieutenant-Colonel Frank D. Baldwin,
of the Fourth United States Cavalry,
and one Insurgent officer and 12 men
with 16 rifles to Colonel Walter Schuy
ler, of the Forty-Sixth Volunteer In
fantry. Tbe attendance at the service of the
Evangelical church In Manila Is not
diminished. Protestantism is spread
ing rapidly in the province ot Pampan
ga. Funds for Tuskeege Institute.
New York, March 26. Booker T.
Washington tonight announced that as
a result of the meeting held last Mon
day evening in this city by the Arm
strong Association of the Tuskeegee
Institute, $20,500 has been given or
promised, Including $10,000 from Mrs.
C. P. Huntlni-ton, which may be used
for the endowment of the Institution,
Towards tne $26,000 for tbe current ex
penses necessary to be secured be
for the gift of $20,000 promised by
women of Brooklyn Is available, $13,
(00 bag best) received.
C;Uil of the Monarchist Plot
Have Been Revealed.
KVCN EXCITEMENT IN RIO DC JANEIRO injured have been removed to tbe bos
e pltals. Among the dead ar Dr. O.
IC. Chanman. of the Arm of Tully
K'J, Of lion la Mm Nsvy 'i Army Involved
.:- Asuulnslloa f Pruldtnt Sails
Was to Hv Bmh Sijiul,
fcsw YORK. March 27.-A dispatch
to th. Herald from ltlo Janeiro says:
"Great excitement prevail h
over th arrest of Admiral Custodlo.
Jose Mello aud others, on account of
the discovery of a monarchist P -
..rough th suicide ot Baron de Bur-
;at. Extraordinary precautions are
ping taken by the government to pre-
$ any outbreak. Apprehension een-
ters about the navy. The war vessels
sre being closely guarded, as it Is be-
!'r.:L?,wth mm 0t ,UUe
Details of the plot which Damn de
Rurgal revealed to th authorlllu have
been revealed. It was the purpose of
those concerned, It Is declared, to give
the signal for ths outbreak by the ss-
sasslnation of President Campos
Unites. During the excitement that
followed, the monarchist adherents In
the army and navy were to take pos-
session of the city snd hold the gov-
eminent offices. Ths affaire at the
state were to be Intrusted to a trlura-
vlrste composed of Admiral Mello,
Marshal Canturla and Counsellor Ia-
Payette Pererla. Admiral Mello was
quietly removed from this city, as It
was reared that bis presence woum
cause disturbances. He was conveyed
to Coblaa Island, where he Is held In
ths custody of Admiral Proenca.
Colombian Rsbtrs Actlvs.
iriBstnn. Jamaica. March 27. The
British mall steamer Para, from Colon,;
brings reports of renewed activity on
the part of the rebels In the vicinity
of Panama. The hands of the govern- S
ment are full In their efforts to keep
ino rebels out of the city. Excessive
war taxes are being levied, and last
week a party of business men protest
ed against these high rates. They were
thereupon arrested and charged with
being rebel sympathlters, Two of the
prisoners menaged to leave tbe coun
try by steamer, but tbe other were
kept In prison until tney have paid the
heavy fine. IP '
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ending In tbe nvar future, lluslness
Is carried on In Colon snd Panama
with the greatest difficulty, and the
enormous price of foodstuffs Is caus
ing general suffering. Th liberals
are wetlnc large reln'orcemeoM
from the Costa Itlcan sympathizers
POSITION OF CHILE.
hs Is Determined te Kep Teen and
NEW YORK. March 27. Chile's
purpose to retain th province of Tao
na and Arlca, notwithstanding th pro
tests of Peru snd Bolivia, la formally
acknowledged In an official statement
ot the Chilean case communicated to
the United States and other powers,
says th Washington correspondent of
th Herald. The announcement ot thl
purpose Is coupled with charges of
bad faith made by Chile against Peru
and Bolivia. These charges are coun
ter to similar allegations made by the
two last-named countries against
Chll seeks to prevent any Interven
tlon on the part of the United State
In tbe South American dispute. Peru
and Bolivia are utilizing every chan
nel to bring pressure to bear upon the
administration to Induce It to take ac
tion. The president has definitely de
cided, however, that he will not take
action unless sll three powers request
It. In view of the latest declaration
made by Chile It Is apparent that she
will suffer no outside check In her pur
pose to acquire definite sovereignty
over the provinces she has conrolled
since the war 20 years sgo.
Illinois Man Suecssds th Lata Mark
WASHINGTON, March 27. The
president has appointed ex-Representative
W. A. Rodonburg, ot Illinois, s
member of the civil service commis
sion, to succeed the late Hon. Mark
8, Brewer, and E. I. Allen, of Auburn,
N. Y., commissioner ot patents, to suc
ceed Commissioner Duell, resigned.
The selection of Mr. Rodenburg re
moves one of the factors which has
dolayed the appointment ot the St.
Louis exposition commissioners. Mr.
Rodenburg's frlonds pressed persist
ently for one ot those places. It Is
generally believed that Mr. Roden
burg's candidacy clashed directly with
that of Professor Northup, ot Minne
sota. The announcement of the com
mission Is now expected within a few
$12,000 In Jewelry 8toln.
New York, March 27. A daring
burglary which occurred Friday even
ing wa made public tonight. The
residence entered was that of Dr. Na
than E. Brill, on West Seventy-sixth
street, and the thieves secured jewelry
said to be worth about $12,000. The
physician's house Is In a fashionable
neighborhood. The doctor and his
wife were visiting Friday evening,
and four servants remained In the
house. In spite of this fact, when the
Brills returned home they found that
thieves had visited Mrs. Brill's room
and taken every piece of jewelry from
Mawacred by Turke.
Cnnntnntlnnnln March 27. Accord
ing to private advices from Mncedonla,
a band or Turk massacred tnree mil
gantan famines, men, women and chll
rirnn. In the village of Aehamnhaloh.
near Seres, a town 47 miles northeast
of Salonlca. Details ot the outrage
have not been received. The news
created a profound sensation, It Is
reported that a village near Donas
tlrln, Macedonia, with a mixed popula
tion ot Mussulmans and Bulgarians,
has oeen ournea,
Msll Clerk Who Stole $40,000 Taken.
New York, March 27. Joseph A.
Contln, who was employed as a clerk
In postoffice branch H, on Lexington
avenue, until February 22, when he
disappeared with a mall pouch con
taining $40,000 worth of government
property In the shape ot money, money
order and stamps, was brought back
to this city today In the custody of
Postoffice .Inspectors James and Jac
obs, and United States Marshal Shine
and Detective Ryan, the last two ot
Ban Francisco. Conlln was traced by
the Inspectors across the country, and
then from place to place on . the Pa
DEATH IN A TORNADO.
Funnel-Shaped Cloud Tore Through
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 7.
Shortly before 7 o'clock this morning
fearful tornado swept over tbe
southern part of this city. Th number
ot killed tonight Is estimated at 28,
16 ot whom are white. Eighteen bod
ies have been recovered, and score of
Chapman, who conduct a private in
flrnmry In this city, and the wife and
infant child of Robert J. Lowe, chair
man of the democratic state executive
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STORM IN COLORADO.
Csttlsmsn H.v. Alrs.dy Suffered Loss
Traffle Is Blocked.
DENVER. Colo., March 27. A atorm
has prevailed all over Colorado today,
In some places reaching the propor-
Hons of a blizzard. Snow has fallen
to a depth from three to 10 Inches.
The storm still continues with sever-
ity In the mountains, blocking rail-
roads snd t raffle generally. Already
cattlemen have suffered loss, and fears
are entertained that the loss will be
greatly Increase' before the atorm Is
ended. All trains from the East ar
delayed by the storm In Kansas. Reg
ular trains on the Colorado A South
em between here and tasdvill have
been abandoned, as the cuts are nueq
with snow. On the western slope the
tall of snow has been heaviest In
some places It Is 10 Inches on the level
and much deeper on the mountains.
Reports com from Lamar. Colo., that
the storm Is driving the cattle along
with It, and undoubtedly many will
die from exposure. Reports from the
vicinity of Casper, Wyo.. show similar
weather conditions there.
TORNADO IN THE NORTH.
Villages Nsar Kalamazoo, Mich- Were
KALAMAZOO. Mich., March 27. A
tornado struck th town of Pavilion, a
small vlllag 25 mile southeast of
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. etogrnpl, poles and did much other
damage. A woman who waa III In one
0f the bouses blown down Is reported
fatally hurt, and many others were In
Jured. The home of Noah Tripp was
rolled over for a distance of five rods,
and Mrs. Tripp wss completely burled
under th debris. She was found lying
umle. . .tov.n(, ,U(lUln6d ,oJurle.
which may result fatally. The bouse
caught flre and was completely ruined.
The storm passed through Vlcksburg
and Scott's Station, both small towns,
doing great damage. Nearly every
btftldlng In the path of the storm wss
wrecked. Large orchards were de
stroyed and fences are down every'
where. At Indian Lake the wind
formed a waterspout tn crossing tbst
body of water, and a large district on
the east shor wa Inundated,
OREAT BRITAIN PROTESTS
Against Removal of Cores of Col
lector of Customs.
YOKOHAMA, March 27. Advices
from Seoul announce that the Corean
government has dismissed from office
McLeavy Brown, director general ot
Corean customs, and that Great Brit
ain Is protesting against his dismissal
The dismissal of Mr. McLeavy
Brown from the post of director gen'
era) of Corean customs Is regarded tn
London aa another score for Russia.
In 18S5 and again In 1898 Russian pres
sure wss exerted to procure his re
moval. In the latter case he wa only
reinstated after a British squadron
had moved to Chemulpo. As recently
ss a few months ago Russia strongly
opposed an attempt by Mr. Brown to
raise a loan tor the Corean govern
ment to purchase shares In the rail
way from Seoul to Fusan. As a result
of her opposition, the negotiations for
tbe loan failed.
Tbe St. Petersburg correspondent ot
the Daily Mall asserts that M. Pa
voff, Russian minister at 8eoul, baa
protested against Corea taking for
elgners Into the government service
with the exception ot Russians, and
demanded the appointment of tbe lat
ter, but Corea seemed determined with
the help of the powers to defend ber
Deputy Treasurer of Washington
Olympla, Wash., March 27. Stat
Treasurer Maynard has appointed his
son, Clarence Maynard, ot Chehalls
deputy treasurer, H. F. Nichols, ot
Hunt's Junction, was originally select
ed for the position, but recently not!
fled the treasurer that he could not,
tor business reasons, accept the ap
Murdered Whil Doing Good Work
Tien Tsln, March 27. Inquiries show
that th Rev. J. Stonehouse, ot the
London Missionary Society, who, as
announced In these dispatches yester
day, was killed by brigands 14 miles
east of Tien Tsln, was murdered at
the ferry of the village ot Whangalo,
on the Hun Ho river, 10 miles east of
Tungan Helen, while distributing re
lief to the starving villagers.
In an affray last evening two mem
bers of tbe Welsh Fusilier regiment
and a member ot the Victorian contln
gent, who were acting as policemen
were sabered and bayoneted.
Ex-Treasurer of Harvard Injured.
Boston, March. 27. Edward W,
Hooper, ox-treasurer .of Harvard col
lege, and a lawyer In this city, fell
from the third story ot his residence
on Beacon street shortly after mid
night, and received serious, though It
Is believed not fatal, Injuries. Mr,
Hooper had been confined to his room
for 10 days through illness brought on
by overwork, and he has been
charce of a trained nurse. The acci
dent occurred when the latter was
temporarily absent from th room and
no one waa In.
Met Death Under Wheel of Train.
Seattle, March 27. Roy Thorm
burg, a switchman In the employ of
the Great Northern railway, met
frlahtful death under the wheels of a
freight train at Interbay, a station near
tnts city, this afternoon. While at
tempting to make a coupling, Thorm
burg lost his footing and fell on the
track, two cars passing entirely over
his body. Both arms were severed
and bis lower ltmbs so badly mangled
that amputation would have been ne
cessary had he survived, Thormburg
lived for over three hours, and was
conscious during ths greater portion
ot the time.
ii mm qar
Attempt to Blow Up His Palace
Near St Petersburg.
A MINE WAS DISCOVERED UNDER IT
Ssverel Notabilities Ar Implicated la ths
CeatplMcy Nkholoi Advlwd te Too
a Vacating Tou, But It Afraid.
LONDON, March I8.-A dispatch to
ths Exchange Telegraph Company
from Paris states on the highest au
thority that mine has been discov
ered beneath the palace of Emperor
Nicholas, at Txcarskoe-Selo, 17 miles
south of St Petersburg. Several nota
bles, tbe dispatch further ststes, ars
Implicated la the plot against Ms ma
jesty. The Russian press wss not per
mitted to mention tbe affair.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg to
Reuters' Telegraph Agency ssys thst,
in consonance with what Is believed to
m the czar's expressed wish, the min
ister of th Interior has published in
structions for th authorities of th
towns and provinces, recommending
preventive measures against disturb-
snce as being more effective than se
ver repression after dlsurbances have
The Birmingham Post, which is
closely In touch with Joseph Chamber-
Iain, says new received in high quar
ter In London Indicate that th czar
I In a very nervous state, owing to
the condition of the political horizon.
It la said that be fears the result of
th policy of his ministers In the fsr
east, whils the student troubles and
threats sgslnst bis life, of which there
are more than have been published,
bar completely unnerved his majesty.
His medtcsl advisers bave strongly
counseled a yachting cruise, but the
czar has refused to follow their ad
vice. Those behind, the scene In Rus
sis tsks a very grave view of the pres
ent agitation, and think It Is the begin
ning ot mora serious trouble.
For Suppression of Riots.
8L Petersburg, March 28. A circu
lar Issued by the minister of the In
terior blamea the police for not crush
ing the demonstrations at the outset
by tbe dispersion or gathering crowas.
It Is said tbe police roust learn wnere
and when demonstrations are planned,
and mass their forces there. Above all.
order must be restored st any cost.
and the authorities must not fear to
use the necessary force and severity.
Tbe military, tbe circular further aays.
can he called upon when firing is ne
cessary, and th cavalry may be sum
moned npon any occasion to clear the
Ths Russian Authors Mutual Aid
Association, founded by the Russian
Literary Society, baa been ordered to
close Its premises, owing to a protest
of the autborttlea during the recent
riots, Issued a short time sgo.
A stndent at the St, Petersburg uni
versity, named Proakurlakoff, who had
been sentenced to two years' military
service and drafted Into a regiment
soon to leave for Turkestan, a woman
ttudent named Smtrnova, and Lieu
tenant Kutnes. of a Sapper battalion,
bare been found dead near Yamaburg
In the St Petersburg province. The
student held a revolver, and It was evi
dent that the three persons had com
mitted suicide. ;
Tbe press Is beginning to display
uneasiness on account of the position
taken by Japan with regard to Man
churia, although the Bourse Gazette
expresses Itself optimistically, declar
ing Its confidence that "this question
will never become an apple of discord
between the two mightiest Astatic
OLD WARSHIP HARTFORD.
Return to New York After an Ab-
nc of 26 Ysar.
NEW YORK, March 28. After an
absence from these waters of 26 years,
the famous old warship Hartford Is
again at the Brooklyn navy yard. It
was In 1875 that Admiral Farragut s
old flagship was last seen In this port.
The Hertford was laid up tor years at
the Mare Island navy yard, San Fran
cisco, until It was decided to remodel
her and fit ber out tor service as a
training ship. The vessel is now on s
training cruise, with a crew of 480
men and boys, most ot them appren
tlces. She will remain at the Brooklvr
yard for a week, undergoing some re
pairs, and then will resume her cruise.
The Hartford sailed from san rran-
clsco about a year ago. Her cruise ex
tended to Boston. She left that port In
July ot last year on another cruise go
ing first to England, then to Holland.
Belgium, France and Portugal. From
European ports she went to the West
Indies. While there she was ordered
to Venezuela. Returning from South
ern waters, she Btopped at Washing
ton, and from there went to Bonlon,
coming to Brooklyn from tne inttor
port. When the Hartford leavs here
she will go on another European nnd
West Indian cruise, returning to
Hampton Roads on October 1.
While the historto ship is at the
navy yard a company of her bl'iejtuw
ets will take part in the military tour
nament in Madison Square Gardon.
Robbed a Country Bank.-
Columbus, O., March 27. A tele
phone message from Somerset, Perry
county, received at the police station
at 8 A. M., stated that six men had
ridden Into the city and blown open
the safe tn the local bank and secured
$1,600 tn money and a large amount in
bonds. The robbers escaped.
Result of a Texas Shooting.
Llhertv. Tex.. March 28. VV. B
rtunenn anil hl father-in-law. VV. K.
Waul, were shot and Instantly klllod
today. A difficulty started between
Duncan and Thomas Branch, and Waul
nil Whurtnn Branch, father of Thos.
Branch, Interfered. Duncan and Waul
were both shot through the heart nn-1
died Instantly. Wharton Branch was
nrrnntfirt anil charted with the killing.
He was hurried to Houston on the
first train. Branch Is a prominent at
torney ot South Texas.
Revolt In Arabia.
Constantinople, March 28. The
well-known Arab Sheikh, Hamld-Ed-Dlt,
has again raised the standard ot
revolt against Turkish rule In Yemen,
one of the principal divisions of
The village near Monastlr, which it
was announced yesterday had been
burned, is named Kruprlk. One hun
dred and seventy houses in the place
are reported to have been destroyed
by the marauders, and a number of
the Inhabitants, who are made up of
Mussulmans and Bulgarians, are said
to have been killed.
America May 8 Dsprlvtd of a Vole
In th Settlement.
WASHINGTON, March 28. Wbll
attention ba been centered upon tb
crisis connected with tbe Mancburian
agreement, an entirely new and im
portant phase of the Chinese question
has been presented by the action of
tbe ministers at Pekln In agreeing
yesterday to submit to tbelr various
governments whether articles and
of tbe Chinese protocol shall be car
rled out by tbe military authorities of
all the powers Interested In China, or
only by those powers who sre continu
ing to take part In tbe application of
these articles. The action of tbe min
isters baa been communicated to sev
eral foreign embsssles and legations
here, and doubtless Mr. Rockhlll bas
mad or will make known th same
facta. Tb article In question are as
"Article t. The destruction of th
torts which might obstruct free com
munication between Pekln and tbe sea.
"Article . Tbe right to maintain
occupation of certain points, to be de
termined by an understanding among
tb powers. In order to obtain open
communication between the capital
and tbe sea."
These two questions appear to In
volve territorial affairs, and It may be
come of considerable moment whether
the determination of such affairs Is to
be left with the military authorities of
all tbe powers or only with such pow
ers as continue their military forces
. In the latter case, the United States
government may be quietly but effec
tually deprived of all voice in the set
tlement of so much ot tbe Chinese
question as relates to the determina
tion of the strength of tbe military
forces to be continued there In tbe fu
ture by the powers. It Is also possible
that an affirmative decision which
would exclude tbe United States from
participation in tbe discussion of this
Important point might be extended to
put us out of China altogether.
OBJECT TO NEW SCHOOL LAW.
Teachers Deem Change th Tim for
Msking Contracts sn Injustice.
OLYMPIA. WTash, March 28. Th
full Import of bouse bill No. 9, passed
by the legislature toward tbe close of
the session, has begun to dawn on the
state's educators, and It cannot be said
that they are favorably Impressed with
It The bill amends the state school
code In several Important particulars,
and went Into effect Immediately upon
its approval by tbe governor.
Prior to that time school elections
were held on the first Saturday In
May. Tbe new law provides that they
shall occur on tbe first Saturday In
June. It also provides that the newly
elected officers shall take their posi
tions the first Monday in June, and
that tbey are to employ the teachers
for tbe ensuing year. The old law gave
the retiring board the right to employ
the teachers for the coming year, and
this Is where tbe "bowl" will be raised.
It bas been the custom to employ
teachers ss early In tbe year as possi
ble sometimes la February. In tbe
event that a teacher was not success
ful in securing a position from one
board, the early re-election made It
possible for him to look elsewhere.
Now all this will be changed, because
the June election will force boards
of directors to make their selections at
about the aame time. Already com
plaint of the Injustice worked by the
new law haa begun to be made to tbe
state superintendent's office, but that
official Is powerless to remedy matters.
A DOUBLE EXPL08ION.
Serious Accident In a New Pennsyl
CONNELLSVILLE. Pa.. March 28.
The first mine explosion to occur in
tbe new Klondike region of Fayette
county happened today. One man was
killed Instantly, five will die, and 10
are burned and crushed so terribly
that it Is doubtful If they will recover.
The body of the dead man Is miss
ing. The Injured men have been
brought to the Cottage state hospital.
As a result ot the explosion, the mine
Is on fire. The cause ot the explosion
was an accumulation ot gas in the
headlug of the Gatea mine, one ot the
new mines opened up this winter by
the American Steel ft Wire Company.
The Gates plant Is located just
across the Monongahela river from
Masontown. When the explosion. oc
curred at 9 o'clock this forenoon s
group ot 16 miners had gathered In a
cross entry about 600 feet from the
bottom of tbe shaft and 60 feet from
the face.'awaltlng tbe discharge ot a
blast The charge of powder was put
tnto the blast aa usual and touched oft
by Michael Goble, the blaster. In the
meantime a pocket of gaB had accumu
lated at the face and gradually drifted
out toward the heading. The same in
stant the fuse was touched off there
was a blinding flash which suddenly
filled the entry In which the miners
had taken refuge. There were two ex
plosions. The first was so terrific that
It left the men dazed and stiffened;
then there was another rush of air,
bringing with tt a second puff of gas
and then another explosion.
Playing With Dynamite.
Chicago, March 28. As a result of
stealing a stick of dynamite two Pol
ish boys of Hawthorne received prob
ably fatal Injuries and several others
were burned and bruised, but not se
riously. The explosion occurred as the chil
dren were going home from school.
Thirty of them Btopped to see the men
putting In the Hawthorne sewer. The
children watched the men blow up
some hardpan, and some ot the boys
ihought It would be fun to get some ot
the sticks and see what they could do
Minister 8ek Advice.
Berlin, March 27. A dispatch from
Pekln to the Cologne Oazette dated
Sunday, March 24, says that at the
first formal meeting ot the commit
tee on indemnity, held in Pekln Sun
day, It was decided to Invite Sir Rob-.
ert Hart, director of the Chinese Im
perial maritime customs; Monsignore
Favlero, vicar apostolic at Pekln, and
other experts, financial and otherwise,
to submit proposals on the best meth
ods for raising the amount of In
demnity to be demanded from China.
Advanced to Presidential Class.
Washington, March 28. The follow
ing fourth-class postoffices will be ad
vanced to the presidential class April
1: Rio Vista and Sevastopol, Cal.;
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Mulhall, Yukon;
Silverton, and Woodburn, Or.
Argentina Reduces Wool Duty.
Washington, March 28. The Ar
gentine government has reduced the
export duty on wool 33 .1-8 per cent
Consul Ayers, at Rosario, says that
the wool Industry has been paralyzod,
and, owing to shrinkage In valuation,
the export duty really has been in-,
creased from 4 to 6 per cent,