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OF THE WORLD.
A Comprehensive Review th Important
happenings of tht Past Wk Prtttnttd
tnt Condensed form Which It Most
Likely to Ptov of Interest to Our Man)
oont iuuos to Im-
Maine, is dead.
Nearly 1,000 firm have signed tho P,( avowing to the uncleanly eon
new machinists scale, j dition of the ronoh, combating the
The old Shamrock I mat tho new l y jaickneaa will Je a difficult matter,
halt a minute in tho last trial. I In Kuaaion town there were hut -two
lint striking machinists have j
gained many recruits to their rank a.
The coal tux in England ia injur
ing the manufacturing interest of
The recent punitive expedition of
(Icrmany in China are now pleasing
to the Russian ruler.
Nearly 2,000 mora United i,A,s
volunteer are now on the wav home
from the riiilipninra. '
Interior tt'Kiona of ltntiah Coluni-
hia are threatened with aerioua IIihhI
ly rcaaon of tho late apnng.
. A Mild of fifty-seven Rypaieaaivking
adinksion to the t'nited States from
Germany have le'ii depoitinl.
A clerk in the adjutant general' j Vancouver, H, C. May 20, IVtaila
ortice at Manila ia charged with forg-; have bivn hrvuiKhl by the ateanier
ing General MacArtlnir'a name. j Moana from Sydney ivf the iimsaore
The party of Ohio eonRieaamnen i of ,he i'o"aiy rty in New
wIioacconipaniwUVMdentMcKiiileyit!ui,nB' The re'it to the govern
to the West are now in Portland. ment resident of Thursday lalaud U
, . , . , i aa followar
Admiral Roger ,a arr.ved n, t . ,.Tw fWW of ,he 1M(o rt K,
vite to auceiMHl Admiral KemptT aa muriU,rofthp ,,.Vi UmM lalnier
comamnder of the Aaiatio a-piadron. j U, jUVi 0Hm Tmkilllli tl( lhl.
Fiev cadets have leen c.va"lleil and j IauuIoh Miaaionary Stadoty, ly New
six others nuapemlcd at West Point j Guiena natives at IVIw, near the
aa the result of the invest igut ions' mouth of the Fly river. It ntvnn
into the recent haiings, j they went ashore' after friendly na-
J. P. Morgan has purchased the ! tivea had warmnl them that 'tribal
celebratnl .Mannheim art collection ! r:,kr " '!' . P.'K"'. 'd ''
of Paris. Owing to high import du. ,!'" "M In; endangetvd. !eptc
ties it will la- kept in England for the! M ., miaaionartw, with
nn-scnt. j six native converts, went ashore ami
' . , i attempted to hold a religious service,
Mrs. Mckinley continues to im-; The Htive hluiucnl the missionarie
prow slowly. for 4 rcv,.wo in battle, and killed the
Carnegie gave 2,000,000 to Scotch two white men and all their school
universities. j boys. 1'nrt of their Ixnliei were
The Ohio congressional mrty ia in hwuwl by the cannibal
Oregon on their trip home. I 1 he captain o the m.ssion-
, ... , , ary achooner N lue, from lna vesai l, saw
In a second trial raceMmmrock II the Ixxliea lying on the bench with
oeai MamitK'K l one nuniiie.
President McKinley reviewed the ;
school children of Sr.n Francisco.
The University of Oregon defeated
the University of Washington in ath-:
let ics. .
An extra session of the Hawaiian ;
legislature cut the salaries of a great
many of the officials. j
The Pan-American exposition 1ms':
lieen dedicated. ice I resKleiit
Itooaevelt made the address of the
An American company has con
cluded arrangements with the Mexi
can government for the construction
of a new railroad in Yucatan, Mexico.
A laxly of Filipino rels-ls under
Angells uttackod a detachment ol
American troojw, killing two soldier!
and one native scout and taking one
A New York syndicate has am
formed for tho purpose of securing
the trade of the Orient. I Manzanillo,
on the aouthwest coast of Mexico,
will lie developed aa the chief port.
The general strike of the employee
in the machinery and allied metal
trades throughout the country to en
force the nine hour day, with an in
crease in wages, was estimated tc
effect at least 150,000 men, but many
employers signed the acale at the last
moment, thus reducing the numlet
King Alexander of Hcrvia will not
The Albany, N.
street car strike
lias been settled.
King Edward has ordered
reforms at Windsor.
i.awsous yacni i..uesmicnno tried to obtain work with other firms,
being hurried to completion. j but their ,p,,ji,.Btiong wcre rejected
Germany is much afraid of Amer- on account of their having been strik
ica's commercial supremacy. era. Miss Condon brought suit as a
Turkey refuses to permit tho'entry 1 ?nd the f"r.t 'h,',t tllft v"'"
of tyiiewritcm into tbr.t country. j !ous fitms 1,11,1 a f' ,l tttlt0 Iret:t;
The battle ship Ohio was launched
at San Iranciaco in the presence ol
President McKinley. j
A fund is leing raised for the de
struction of sea lions at the mouth
of the Columbia river.
The president told Governor Goer
that he might visit Oregon before'
the expiration of his term.
Mrs. McKinley ia now able to sit
up. No date has yet lieen fixed for
the return of the presidential party
Orders have been issued for n strike
of fifty thousand machinists through
out the country. A prolonged strug
gle is exjiected in the Pacific coast
Two missionaries who made for
tunes in the Nome district are to
build a hospital in Chicago.
Recent census statistics in Italy
show that the proportion of popula
tion not able to read or write has de
creased to 3!) per cent.
,; The faculty of Stanford University
in California has directed that saloon
and cafe advertisements must be
omitted from the Daily Palo Alto,
the college paper. I
The Vicksburg national park will
soon lie complete as far as the ac
quisition of land is concerned. It
will comprise in all 1,231 acres.
A Paris newspaper favors
newspaper favors loint
Franco-American control of tho Pan-'
The waterway can be
completed in six years for f 100,000,
Liquor drummers report that the
sale of keg beer in Kansas has do
creased 75 per cent since January 1,
and the sale of case beer, for use in
private houses, has increased nearly
8MAL.LPOX AT SKAQVvAY.
No Doubt About It, Syat Physkan Wht Med
Seattle, May SO. following are
private advice received ly mail from
Sitka, Alaska, dated May 11:
Doctor Moore o( Skagway, ami
Linhart, of Juneau, have lamn Inves
tigating t ho small tmx epidemic at
thi place, and the former y there
in no doubt ol the -prevalence of the
disease, despite nMrU to tho con
trary. Tim doctor visited all the in
fected district, and the Indian ranch,
Russian town and tlio Indian mis
sion. Dr. Moore wa outmken re
Carding existing conditiona. Ho said
there ran Im no question of tho teri
oiiMion.1 of tlio aitnation. Smallpox,
generally in a mild form, ia preval-
1 aAtltuXal mtifc atattiaiiits A liaa li lotuti tit
I V 'IIV srfl'lllRl 1 t ItV tt iniT'll
j there fere found over 30 children suf
fering from amall pox. lliey have
been treated in tho hospital which ia
located ennaidcratdo distance from the
dormatoriea. Up to tho present time
j there have been seven fatilitiea, all
j confined to tho Indiana A rigid
; quarantine haa lan placetl on tho
ranch, Indian H.lieein..i nuanlii.R all
Mtrycef to J,w q"rtera.
?mtAt ,,,v kol'' v,?,,"n, trm lh
i Immea ol the two Ituaaiana who are
i VICTIMS OF CANIBAL8
; Particulars of thi Murder el Missionaries
N Nw Guinea.
th(,ir ,., ,Ti ,,ul ,l0 w ahM
to land. This remirt of the IMdnV
crew has lieen cotintlrmod by a well
known native missionary named Isai,
WONT JOIN THE COMBINE.
Aluka Packti Aiiocitloa Will Stay Oat
tht Stlmoa Truit
San Francisco, May 20. The big
salmon combine is olT, o fur aa tb
Alaska Packers' Association is con
cerned. After days of negotiation
between the promoters of the Pacific
Packing tie Navigation Company and
the association's ollicers, a halt we
called. President Portiuaii and Vice
President Hirseh of the Alaska Pack
era' AsK,'iation, say that they havr
refused to sell to the promoters except
for cash, and that not being offered
they terminated the negotiations. T.
H. McGovern, one of the promoters,
in an interview, said :
"We shall put thisconibinethrough
without the Alaska Packers' Associs.
tion. We had figured that with the
options we have, if we could secure
tho association, we would control
practically all the salmon in the
world. There are, roughly shaking,
3,200,000 cases of salmon packed
every year. Of this total the Alaska
people put out alout 1,000,000 cases."
Lugalty of the Blacklist.
Chicago, May 20.-Judge Baker
has decided that it is legal for em
ployers to maintain a blacklist. The
plaintiff was a labolcr and can painter
in the employ of the Libby Packing
company and in February, in company
with a numlicr ol other young women,
I went on strike because of reiientcd re-
1ni-tinna in u-rlfr! l.iiff!- tUt U'nnlnli
quit tho employment of other firms
without valid reasons.
Conger Fivon Ship Subsidy.
New York, May ' 20. Edwin H.
Conger, minister to China, was the
gmt of honor at tho third annual
banquet of the American Asiatic
Association, given nt Delmonico's,
In his address he dwelt upon the
great possibilities in China, advo
cated the subsidizing of American
ships as a patriotic measure, and re
gretted that our new possessions in
the Pacific were not connected hy
Refused Medical Aid.
Chicago, May 20. After lingering
12 days, during which time she suffer
ed much pain, Mrs. Josephine Chris
tensen, wife of Louie Christcnsen,
both "Powieites," and who with her
2-year old baby was frightfully burned
in the Marquette avenue fire in South
f!1iinnrm tlin (iwirmmr tit Mutr A illil
J(lgt nigtlt. Mrs. Christcnsen refused
medical aid to the last, and was the
only one of those injured in tho fire
To Remove Barrier From River.
Hong Kong, May 20. The viceroy
j of Conton has signed a contract for
the removal ol trio Macao barrier in
tho Canton river, constructed during
tho Franco-Chinese war, which has
been a great obstacle to navigation.
The viceroy has also squelched the
native opposition to the construction
of new wharves, pointing out that
they are necessary to the interests of
trade. The viceroy's action is creat
ing a good impression.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial sad FummUI Happenlnfi ol Im
portanceA Brief Review of at the
Growth and Improvements of the Many
Industries Throughout Onr Thriving. Com.
monweelih-Latest Market Report
The cost of repairing the Albany
bridge amounted to ltb.i7.&7,
The new ice plant at linker City
mill Ih in operation by July 1.
The annual meeting and harlcouo
of Wheeler County Pioneers will 1
held at Itiehmond on June IS and 1J.
The advance in the price of imta-
toes has caused the planting of more
Htatoe than ever before in the victu
ity of l.a Grande.
The Albany council lias resolved to
turn over tho bridge across the. Wil
lamette at that place to Linn and
Ueuton counties or to l.lnn county,
when the city shall I reimbursed for
the recent improvements.
A rural mail delivery route from
Eugene will Im recommended to the
ntal department. The route will
im as follows: From Eugene north
fii river rwd to the Miller fruit dryer
and return to Santa Clara school
house, thence west to Irving road,
thence southeast to Siiislaw stage
road, thence west to Kemp school
house thence south to fiaif hill by
way of Martin brick yard and return
to Eugene via Hawkins road. The
trip will Im made six tune a week.
Service will not Im established before
Bear creek cattlemen thinned front
Pendleton HO head of cattle to Puget
Tli J annual field day athletic con
tests of the Pendleton public achtad
will take place May 27,
Henry Prune from Jtockland, sold
30 sheared yearling wether at Tho
Oalles for ?:l 10 a heat;,
A bridge ha Wn completed aeros
the SkihIj' river near la-ona, It is
233 feet long and 10 feet wide.
It is repotted that the Golconda
mine, situated in William crock dis
trict, ha lieen sold for a gissl figure.
Jack Gordon and Pete Gagnon re
cently sold several quarts mining
claims in the Greenhorn mountain to
Gihb Iavitt for f3,XX).
l'ecently a piece of quart Weigh
ing 25 Hiuiida was picked up at tho
Mule Gulch placer mine, near An
toiue. It is estimated to be worth
A clean up from 100 tons of Mam
moth mine ore treated at the Virtun
mill wa taken to Baker City lust
week. The clean up amounted to
i,lOO two bars, one of the value of
$800 and another of 3, an average
of ll to the ton,
The North Powder Irrigation Com
pany, which recently purchased the
big (irayson ditch, south cast of Baker
City, has completed survey for the
extension of the ditch into the lower
valley. The work of construction of
the ditch will la'gin this week.
Wheat Walla Walla, GOV.; val
ley, nominal; bluestem, til (4112c.
Flour Best grades, f2.1H)43.40 per
hi r re ; graham,
.-ray, $1.30(4 1.32 lt' jmr cental.
Bailey Feed, $17( 17.50; brewing,
T17( 17.60 ja r ton.
Millstnffs Bran, $17 ar ton; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, $20.00; chop,
Hay Timothy, $12,50i)ll; clover,
7(iilt,50; Oregon wild hay, $'5f((7
Hops 12(4 1 b'. jsir lb.
Wcad Valley, lift 13c; Eastern
Oregon, 7fM0e; mohair, 20(321 c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 15$
I7n'e. ; dairy, 1 3(a) Me. ; store, UrJ
12tic. imr pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 12(jl2tjO.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13(4
13,'gC. ; Young America, IS.'faMe,
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3. 50(4 4;
hens, $1(45.00; dressed, 11(4 12c. per
poi'tnd ; springs, $3(45 per dozen ;,
ducks, $5((1; geese, $(1(47; turkeys,
live, 10(4 12c; dressed, Mll)o. per
Potatoes Obi, $1(41.15 per sack;
new, 2!(42!d'c. per pound.
Mai'tton Lambs 4?i(45c. per
pound gross; lsst sheep, wethers,
with wool, $4.254.50; dressed, IJ(47c
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.75(40;
light, $1.75(45; dressed, 77tfc. per
Veal Large, 67o. por pound;
small, 78c. per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $5(45.25;
cows and heifers, $150(44.75; dressed
beef, 9)i)io. per pound
A telegram of 12 words is sent to
any part of New Zealand by simply
aflixing to it a 6d stamp 12 cents.
Improvements already authorized
or contemplated in Now York city
will cost tho . tremendous sum of
Tho United States loads all othet
nations in the matter of fruit grow
ing. Strawberries were' valued at
$80,000,000 hist yeur and grapes at
St, Paul and Minneapolis, it is said,
have tho lowest death rates of any
cities in tho United States.
The government finds it exceeding
ly difficult to find properly qualified
carpenters for tho navy.
The Austro-Ifungarian census just
completed shows tho total population
to Im 47,000,000 an increase since
1890 of nine per cent.
Thomas A. Edison, preparing to
manufacture and sell a new storage
battery, says: "I have made many
fortunes for others; this invention
will make one for Edison."
LAUNCHING! OF THE OHIO.
Tht Blf M.OOO-Tea Hull Slid Into the Bay
With Psrl.ct Weil.
San Francisco, May 20, On a plat
form, decorated with the national
colors, which had Imen built around
the prow of the big battleship Ohio at
the Union Iron Works, hi this city
Saturday, were gathered the preab
dent and inemlara of the cabinet,
Governor Nash, of Ohio; Mis Dealt
ler, hla niece, who wa to christen
the ship; Mis Barlmr, who wa to
act for Mr. McKinley, and many
uniformed otllcor of the army and
navy waiting (or the signal to Mart
His big iron monster down the way
into Sail Francisco bay. Mis Barber,
with her linger on the button, waa
looking intently at tho indicator,
At 12:2211 two and a half minute
More tho tide was at it highest, tho
time act for the launching, there tvid
;lenly .hot into the face of the ndU
amor mo ra n-mijr.
pressed the button. The last block
fell away. At the tame time, Mia
Deshler, a young lady of 17 year, let
go the kittle o champagne sumud.Hl
st the side o the bow by a red, white
and blue riblMiii, and aa it oraahed
against the tide the uttered the
ord, "I christen thee Ohm."
Iteleased from it bond the heavy
hull of 14,000 ton of steel went plow-.
ing through the thick grease of it
(nolle, Slowly at first, then faster
and faster, the slid down tho way, ' San Francisco, May 17. President
taking the llmal majestically and pil McKinley described the marked lin
ing up tho water in great wave ia provement in Mr. McKinley' eondi
front of her. Tho band crashed, tion today a transformation. But
whistle blew, and the multitude perhat even tho president of the
shouted. No shin ever given to tho United State may overstate the case
American navy ha taken her Initial in hi elation at tho promct of hi
plunge into the c under more favor- wife'i recovery. Certain it is, how
able auspice or in tho presence of a ever, that Mr. McKinley' condition
more distinguished company. last night improved to an extent that
The workii gmen of the thin yard, fairly nonplused the doctors, hi ight
whom President McKinley addressed, eucd tho anx ion and devoted hu
presented him wth a plate of burn- band and filled tho city with joy and
inlied gold five by live inches in di- thanksgiving. The sinking scll thst
meusions, surmounted by the eagle w feared in the early hour More
and shield of tho American teal. The
shield in the center i of California
gold-bearing quart and is Hanked on
either side by the American and
California rcpuhllo nags. At one
corner of the plate it the seal of Cali-
Ijirntii and at the other the seal Ol
Ohio, In the center ia a miniature
Of the battleship Ohio and the follow-
"To commemorate the launching
of the United State battleship Ohio,
Presented to Hon. illiam McKinley,
president of the United State, by the
employe of the Union Iron Work,
San Francisco, California." ;
The decoration around the border
ot the plate are of oak leave, inter-
twined with California poppic. . j
THE CRISIS 13 PASSED.
Mn McKlney Wat Able to Sit Up-No Deft '
altt Date fixed for the Start Horned !
San Francisco, May 20, Mrs. Mc
Kinley' condition was o far Im
proved yesterday evening that she
wa able to sit up for a while. Thi
welcome new was given out shortly
fter 5 oYlia'k
There were many caller at the
rmun n-niueii jisi.-roay. t imrq was t)l(, gyvemment they represent,
a general feeling that the crisis had I launching of the Ohio tomor-
Urn passed, and that Mr, McKin- row WM t0 n,vo (men a notable oeca
ley would continue to gain in iion Gret preparation had been
fircngui. iu ueimno uaiu iiss jci
been decided upon as to when the
president win siari lor me national
capital, inn ii is iioinu wini airs
McKinley will Im able to travel with
in a few day.
iitiui-i. i nun. in in nT.jiia- ui
:ablcgrain from the king and queen
af England, President Loulmt of
1. . i. ia. aa.A i.l
w rtiiiasn eaiiii inunu an iistr e.nnirinnss '
potentates, inquiring aa to Mr. Mo
K inley condition.
Among the callers on tho president
was Calvin S. Titus, tho first Ameri
can soldier to mount the walls of
Ii kin. who returned with the trans
port Sheridan, just arrived,
ANOTHER PROVINCE CLEARED.
Admiral Kempff Report the Surrender of the
Insurgent Mascardo tnd Mis Force.
Washington, May 21. Tho navy
department has received the following
cablegram from Admiral Kempff at
"Captain Owen advise that the
Urdanetta and Oardoquil received on
hoard May 17 General Mascardo, 20
officers, 184 men, 2(1(1 rifles, at Binong
bay and Morong. They aro now in
arsenal bound for Marciso, where the
majority desiro to surrender to tho
army, Others surrendered to Draper,
marine ollicer at Olongapo. This is
the last insurgent force in Zambales
province. Ounboats resumed survey
Dangerous Derelict Reported.
New York May 21. Two liners
which camo into port today, reported
they passed dangerous derelicts,
which, if met with in tho night time,
would certainly have resulted in dis
aster. These wreck are drifting in
the ocean lanes, which ore now being
daily traversed by liners. The gov
ernment will he asked to send out
one of the small gunboats to hunt
fotvand destroy tho doroltcts.
Wrecked by a Washout,
Ellis, Kan., May 20. Union Pa
cific west-bound freight train No. 11
was wrecked by a washed out bridge
throe miles west of Sharon Springs
Early this morning. Both tho en
gineer and fireman were instantly
killed. 1 wo trackwalker who were
atthe bridge have disappeared and it
is believed they lost their Jives. 'Hie,
engino and several cars went into tne
river, tho engine and one car of cattle
being entirely submerged.
Fatal SL Loult Fire.
St. Louis, May 21. While fighting
a fire which threatened destruction
of a five story building this afternoon, I
Edward Green, assistant foreman ol.be sold at publio auction about July
one of tho companies, slipped from a
line of hose upon which he was do-
scending from the roof to a huldor a transportation lino by the govern
and dashed was to doath on the stone ' mcnt between New York and Mauila.
pavement GO feet below. The acci-
dent was witnessed by several thou
sand people, who had gathered to
watch the fire. Half a dozen firms
occupied the building and they sus
tained a loss of $100,000.
MRS. GAGE IS DEAD
AFTER NINE WEEKS' 8TRUQQLE
WITH HEART TROUBLE. '
WMa of Secretary of the Treasury Lyme J,
G-Hrt Trouble wa the Result at
' Severe Attack of Crip-Mrs. McKinley It
- Slightly Improved, out ay so Means Out
Washington, May 18. Mm. Lyman
J. Gage, wife of the aecretary of the
tteasurv, died at her residence, 1710
Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, at
9:30 o'clock last night, after an ill
new of nine week' duration. With
her when the end came were Iter hu
hand bur marrlul ilmiutiSns ami tint
tending physician, for a tima
u-tow icr death Mr, Gage ufftired
luv,, but the maintained her
brs,, tuA cheerful demeanor and
e0noioiii to the last. Heart
trmil,e, the result of grip complica-
iMUti WM thfl l,,,,,,,. of
A DAY OF IMPROVEMENT. -
Mrs. McKinley Was Better, but the Crisis It
dawn, when the tide flow out and
the vitality of the world is at lowest
ebb, did not come. There wa a
slight tendency in that direction, but
that wa all.
But it must not he assumed from
all tin that Mr. Mckinley has
imased the crisi and is out of danger.
The elation of today may have Imen
only the crest ol the wave alter the
trough ol the tea, Mrs. McKinley
is still dangerously ill, and it will 1st
at least 48 hour U-fore it will Im safe
to tay the crisis ha Imen passed.
Her vitality i o low and she is to
weak that a change for the worse
would not Im unexpected at any mo
incut, and it i feared that the would
not have the reserve trength to
weather another sinking sisdl tuch
as she experiences! yesterday mom
j ing. Her mind was clear during hef
: waking moments.
Telegram continue to pour in from
H lmTi country esgeily asking
for news from tne sickroom, and to-
day the president received many me'
age congratulating him Usin the
rcort of the improvement in Mrs,
McKinley' Condition. AU the for
eign amUssailors and minister at
Washington have sent message of
sympathy, doubtless by direction, ol
,, - .,,,1 elaborate
m, KN,n planned.
Much of the pro
will now Im cur
tailed. Mis Barber, a niece of Mr.
McKinley, in the absence of the mis
tress of the White House, will press
. . . , . ...
.ho electric button winch will sever
tne cort Mj,.h holds the last slay,
nd B4 t,e ship begin to glide down
tho way Miss Helen Deshler, a rela
tive of Uovernor .Nusii, will christen
the ship with a bottle of champagne.
Assertion That Art No Infectious Diseases
Created a Sensation.
New, York, May .20. The Ameri
can congress of TulH-rciulosis.and the
Madico aocicty.opened the second day
of their joint session with the reading
of a number of addresses on topics
connected with the general subject of
During the afternoon session one
prominient physician read a paper in
which ho denied that there were any
infectious diseases; smallKx was not
contagious and certainly not tuts'iru
losis. He argued that tho real cause
of tho spread of diseasae was not in
fection, but fear, and scowl the doct
ors. It was announced that a free
annex for consumptives would soon
be oienod at the Home for incura
bles In thj city.
The Father Rle'cl Murder Case-
Philadelphia, May 20. Tho jury
in the case of Jacob YVynn, charged
with the murder of Kev. Father Kiegel
brought in a verdict of murder in tho
second degree. Father Kiegel, who
bad chargo of the Catholic church at
Cheltenham, Pa., was found dead on
a doorstep in the tenderloin district.
Death was due to "knockout drops."
Wynn and eight other who had
been drinking with tho priest wcre
indicted. It was testified that Wynn
bought tho poison and placed it in
Father Biegel's glass of beer.
Edwin F. Uhl Dead.
Grand Itapids, Mich., May 18.
Hon. Edwin F, Uhl, ex-assistant sec
retary of stato and ambassador to
Germany, under thi Cleveland ad
ministration, died shortly after noon
yesterday. He had been il near v
a year, suffering front a complication
of diseases, among them Bright a dis-
Edwin F. Uhl was bom in 1841
near Avon Springs, N, Y. y .
Transprtt at Auction.
Washington, May 20. The trans-
ports that have beon used between
New York and tho West Indies will
jl. Many business men of New York
lmvo urged tho establishment of
This will not be done, but it is prob-
able that some of tho transports
now on the Pacific will make trips
.from Manila from time to time to
New York and return, if the need
o' the government seem to demand It
Arrngmcntt finished for Cxerclsei at Clad.
Hon Park. ; r
Oregon City May 22. Ararngo
ment have been completed for the ex
ercise at Gladstone Park, July 813.
Thorns J. Morgan, of Now York city,
will be the orator on the Fourth of
July, and will later give a lecture on
tho "Negro Problem.'' Other who
will deliver two lecture are ' Dr.
Chalrc Bayard Mitchell, of the Hen
nepin avenue Methodist Episcopal
church of Minneapolis; Dr. J. M.
Bashford president of the Ohio Wet
lyan university. Lecture will be de
livered by Dr. Alexander Blackburn
of Portland and Dr, A. J. Frost of Loa
Angole. The Parke Sister of New
York city will give two instrumental
concert and Polk Miller wjll give two
evening of entertainment on "South
Musical concert will lie under the
direction of Prof. Boyer and the Cho
mawa Indian band will give daily
programme. Tho class instruction
will be a special feature and the in
structors will be the tame aa last year
except that Mis May Ncal, of North
west Univeraity, Chicago, will have
charge of reading and elocution, and
Prof. J. Ivey, of Loa Angt-le will
have charge of the art c lasso.
RICH HAY DISTRICT.
Meadow Lands la Idaho Which Produce Heavy
Washington, May 21. A report
haa been received by the department
of agriculture from a special statis
tical agent who has recently traversed
the great hay district of Northern
Idaho, Along the St. Joseph and
the St. Mary' river, and subject to
overflow during the spring, are thou-
and of acre of rich meadow laud
which produce heavy yield of wild
hay. Timothy, ' where town, will
yield from two to three ton per acre.
In tho Indian reservation tho land it
practically given over to wild hay,
but elsewhere timothy it usually
cultivated. Firmer near the navi
gable part of tho riven bale their
hay and ship it down" tho stream to
the markeia of the liver or lako
towns. The larger put, however
of the hay raised in the district is da
voted to stock feeding, a thriving
Much of this district is heavily
timbered, the principal varietie 1
ing white pine, red fir, cedar, yellow
pine and tamarac. Timber cutting
is carried on extensively and the
cleared land converted into farms.
Strawberries aro a profitable crop.
High price are obtainable because
berrie from this district come mam
the market a week after those from
other sections are spent. .i.
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.
Clouds la the Sky Inferefered With the 0b.
San Francisco, May" 22. A' cable
gram received from Pad. nig. Sumatra,
from Professor CD. Perirnc. in charge
of the Crocker eclipse cxjmdition from
the Lick observatory, stated that the
sky was partially clouded at the time
of the eclipse. . Tho programme was
considerably interferrvd with,- but it
is hoped that -results of value have
Imen secured on a art of tho pro
gramme. The form of the corona
was similar to that observed at the
eclipses of 1SU8 and PJOO in thlit'the
equatorial extension of the corona
were prominent. " The tky was con
siderable darker than on the occasion
of tho cclipso. last year,' but still was
hardly to dark as eximeted. 0De
tailed result of the expeditiojn will
be cabled a far as possible, in two or
three day after the photographic
plate have Ismn devolojmd. The
health of 'all the members of tho ex
pedition, is very good, o "
WITHDRAWAL, OF AMERICANS.
Jenertl Chaff Issues an Order Ending
Relief Expedition. ; '
rckln, May 22. General Chaffee at
midnight last night issued a farewell
order terminating the American reliel
expedition in China. Thea- American
troopa will Isiard the transports Wed
nesday at Taku Wl Thursday will
leavo direct for Manila.
M. Pichon, the French , minld'cr,
left hero for home this morning,
A meeting of tho foreign ministers
will be held tomorrow, but it is not
likely that much will lm accomplish
ed, as some of tho ministers have not
yet received instructions from their
Remey Goes to Auckland '
Washington, May 21. A cablegram
received from Admiral Remey at the
navy department announces that ho
will leave Melbourne next' Sunday
for Auckland, N. Z., where tho
Brooklyn goes at tho invitation of the
colonial government. .
Japan't New War Loan.
Yokohama, May 21. Tho ' govern
ment has announced tho issuo of
6,000,000 yen in exchequer bills nt.
1 per cent, repayable in six months,
to defray the expenses of tho China
The Concord Orderd to Alaska.
Washington, May 21. The navy
department has ordered the gunboat
Concord, now on l.ho Asiatic station,
to proceed to this country for duty in
Alaska. Sho will assist in tho strict
enforcement of tho liq aor laws of tho
Newloaadland Seal Fishery
The Newfoundland seal fishery this
year will bo one of tho mosttuooetisful
m years. . ,
Pacific Coast Powder Deal. ' ,
San FrancisoO, ' May 21. The
Chronicle says; "Signa are apparent
of a great local powder deal being un:
dor way, It probably has an Eastern
end, but the term local is used to in
cludo the companies doing business
from this city. Their territory is an
extensive one. It covers the entire
territory west of Colorado and on
tho Pacific coast from British Colum
bia and Alaska on the north to Mex
ico and Central America on the
eolith." . - t. .
I'lIE :BTIUKB IS ON
FIFTY THOU8AND MACHINISTS
QUIT WORK YESTERDAY,
Machine Shops Art Tied Up From Atlantic to
' Pacific-Slrlkl Doe Nut Include Me Is
jjmploy of Government - Allied Trades In
I Sympathy, and Some Have Already Gone
Out With Machinists.
-. ' .
Washington, May 21. Approxi
mately 50,000 machinists through
out tho Country struck yesterday for
a nine-hour dsy, , a wale of wage
equal to the present 10-hour day
leale, and other demands.' This is a
rough estimate of President O'Con
nell, of the national association of
machinists, based on telegraphic ad
vices that have reached him today
from tho machinists headquarters in
the various cities. The strike thus
far haa not en tended to the allied
trades, save in one or two instances,
as at Scranloii, Pa., where men in a
part of the alliisl trade are out. No
machinist engaged in government
work are affected. This is due to the
fact that on such work an eight-hour
day schedule already prevails.
ItailriMid machinists, as a rule, are
not engaged in thestrke, though the
men on several roads are out.
Mr. O'Conncll said last night that
up to f o'clock n-jsirts show that 004
firms, employing approximately 30,
000 men, had sigm-d agreements for
tho nine hour day or made satisfactory
arrangement with the local orgsuita
tiont. The Strlkt it San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 21 Sixty five
hundred union machinist and othei
iron trade workers affiliated with them
quit work in this city yesterday. It
it expected that about 1,000 more
men will join tho strike as si sin as
they are ordered to do so by their re
sictive national directors. Among
the bitter are the iron molders and
core makers. The other crafts affect
ed include almost t very branch of the
iron shipbuilding and boiler making
Of tho 4,000 men employed at the
Union Irom Work, 3,700 went out.
At the Bisden Iron Works, 1550 men
started to work yesterday morning
and only 00 of them remain there.
On the pay roll of the Fulton Iron
Works there aro about 000 names and
500 of them voluntarily quit work to
day. From those three establish
ment alone 4,'JOO men have walked
out. In the local industry there are
99 shop and of these there are only
10 that employ more than 100 men.
Eight of the smaller concerns acceded
to the demands of their men prior to
yesterday morning. All the others
refused to sign the agreement submit
ted by their union employes.
A StrueOe at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, O., May 21 At t
mis ting late yesterday afternoon ol
the employing machinists, they de
cided to close down their plants in
definitely as a result of the strike. A
numls-r of the' larger firms declan
they havo enough finished product on
hand to tide them over a strike with
At a inMing of ' the strikers last
nigbt( Business Agent Schilling, of
the combined machinists unions, ol
this city, announced that tho lie ut
in Cincinnati is the most complete in
the country. He said there were but
100 union machinist at work today,
aside from the 000 who have already
been conceded their terms. Thesi
100 he pledged would not work to
morrow. t . 1 1
THE TURKISH APPOLQGY.
Effort, to Cote tht Mail Bag Incident tl
Constantinople, May 21. Ahmed
Tewtik Pasha, Ottoman minister ol
foreign affairs, called upon the am
bassadors today and, notified them ol
Turkey' desiro' 'to' re-establish tin
status quo ante in tho postal ques
tion and the intention to send high
functionary to apo'ogize for the vio
latibna of the foreign mail bags. Tin
ambassadors met yesterday at th
residence of the German ambassndot
to determine what attitude to adopt
in view of tho complete submission
of tho sublime portc. It is under
stood that tho German ambassadoi
considers the incident closed. The
other powers,' however, decline to
regard a -return to the status quo
ante as an adequate settlement; and
the British, French and Austrian em
bassies have even declined to transmit
tho explanations of Tewfik Fasha to
Burned By Molten Lead.
Jfomigstown, 0., May 21. Two'
men aro dead and three aro expected
to die as a result of an accident in
the Bessemer department of tho Na
tional Steel , Company's plant today.
Tho accident was caused by the
cover of a mammoth converter be
coming detached and allowing several
tons of molten metal to flow over the
mill. Tho dead are two unknown
Hungarians." The body of one of the
Hungnrians was literally burned to a1
cinder, while that of the other was
nearly as badly burned.
Seattle, May 21. Tho torpedo boat
destroyer Goldsboro broke her star
board engine eccentric rod today dur
ing a trial run, necessitating the ves
sel's roturn to her dock. It was
stated that, the rod was made of de
fective steel, The Goldsboro had Imen
but 10 minutes on her course.
Another run will not be made before
tho last of the week,'
Draft of New Treaty.
London, May 21. The draft of Sec
retary Hay's proposal for a new Nica
ragua treaty was received from Lord
Pauncofoto by tho last mail. It is
a voluminous document and is being
printed previous to examination and
discission. It is described as a re
draft of tho Hay-1'uuncefoto treaty,
with what appears from a casual pe
rusal to be extensive annotations,
Several weeks are. likely to elapse
boforo tho cabinet can commence its
Serious Condition of Affairs In Alaska -Na,
tlonal Home for Disabled Soldiers,
A serious condition of affairs is r
ported in Alaska In letter which
come from army officer on duty in
that territory, and especially from
those stationed at port Davis.. The
forage at hist accounts was nearly ex
hausted. The price of supplies which
must Im shared by civilians as well as
the army, ha greutly increased, and
there wa every indication that those
who had made money in Alaska would
have every opiairtunity to spend it f-r
the necessities of life. Coal, for in
stance, brought as much a $'50 j r
The national home for disabled
voluntcr soldiers are open to regulars
and volunteer alike who have served
in any war, the hoard of management,
in the discretion allowed by law, con
struing service in the Philippines as
equivalent to service in a war. Tho
protawitkin haa tmn several times ad
vanced to throw the volunteer horn-
open to regular w ithout regard to war
service, and an amendment was offer
ed during the last session of congress
with that object in veiw. But it was
defeated Imcause of strong opositioii
to endangering the rights of the vol
unteers, and also la-cause the regulars
have a national home at Washington,
surrounded by beautiful grounds, an
ideal place, which is in part support
ed by contribution of 13 cent de
ducted from the monthly pay. There
are in addition to these? 30 state homes
where the volunteer of- the various
states may find shelter in their old
Commissioner Powderly want the
head tax on immiirranta com in IT into
the country increased to not less than
$2. At present thi tax is $1. He
nmoninic tided to congress that the
increase be made, not with a view of
immatine hardship noon the new
comers, but really to help them. He
says the increase impose no severe
burden upon those seeking home in
this country, and it would insure the
accumulation of a fund sufficient to
construct suitablo and comfortable
'mil, (inns believer needed for the
comfort and safety of those awaiting
inspection, as welt as lor tne adminis
tration of the law relating to immi
gration. The tax of $1 ujam each im
migrant makes up a fund used in ad
ministering tho immigration laws.
Last year this amouuted to f.jib,b.
Admiral Dewey favors a neutral
isthmian canal, being opposed to it
fortification. The neutrality of the
canal can Im guaranteed by our fleet.
The canal is to Im a commercial water
way, and neutralization, therefore,
will mean it preservation.
Mr. Jessie Benton Fremont, widow
of the "Pathfinder," has a claim
against the United States government
for lands taken from her in Califor
nia. Thosejands wcre appropriated
as far back as 1S03 for military pur
poses. They had cost her more than
$50. 000, to say nothing of the interest
since, and she has never been paid for
them. Gen. Miles made an investi
gation, and he promises her right tc
restitution to Im unqusetionable.
P. C. Knox is the eighth attorney
general of the United States taken
At the communion service in one ol
the ProsbyU'rian churches in Wash
ington recently, the breau ana wine
were tinsstnl bv two admirals, a gen
eral, two supreme court justices and a
former secretary of state.
The nrivate letter books of Robert
Morris, the financier of the Revolu
tion, were brought to light in Wash
ington recently. "
In order to economize time and
physical effort, Secretary Root has re
duced bis official signature from
"Elihu Root" to "E. Root."
Thn trade balances in favor of the
United States in its foreign commerce
during tho last. three years have
amounted to more than all the go'd
in all the banks and treasuries of
Europe, including the British Isles.
Wn Tine? Fane? was recently asked
about tho status of tho legal profes
sion in China. He replied, "Lawyers
aro prohibited in China."
Uncle Sam is making all the way
from $10,000 to $ti0,000 a day in
stamps upon stock bought and sold
on the New York stock exchange.
Every transaction has to pay whether
it is a sale or pucbarse, so that Uncle
Sam catehc-a the speculators "coming
.Tniltre fJeorca E. Baldwin. United
StntM consul at Nuremberg. Ger
many, ill 1868 nominated President
McKinley for the first public omee ne
ever held, that of prosecuting attor-
'v. : j .. ...
One Thousand Fllipplnos Freed.
Manila, May 23. General Mac
Arthur celebrated the surrenders of
tho insurgents Lascardo and Lacuna
by releasing 1,000 Filipino prisoners.
Tho insurgents are still in possession
of the mining town of Paracole, North
Camarincs. The nearest troops are
at Indan, 30 miles away.
Founder of Texas Sifting Dead.
New Yew York, May 23. Alex
under Edwin Sweet, founder of Texas
Sittings, and a humorist of national
reputation under tho pen names of
"Colonel Bill Short" and "Rev.
Whangdoodlc," died nt his home in
this city of heart disease, from which
ho had suetTi'cd fov several years. Ho
was a native of Nova Scotia and 00
years of age.
Boert In Cape Colony.
Cape Town, May 23. Eight hun
dred Boers have crossed the Grange
river from the northwest and have re
inforced the commandoes in. tho east
ern district. The latest reliable re
port located Dewet near Philippolis, '
in Orange River Colony, and not far
from tho Capo line, with 'SO horse
men. All the commandoes in the
Orango River Colony have instruc
tions to cross the Orango river. Sev
eral British patrols have been am- i