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INDEl'ENDKtfCK, POLK C0UNT1T OUIWON, FItlDAY, MAY 31, IftOl.
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$1.50 PER YEAR.
EVENTS OP THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
OF THE WORLD.
A Comprehensive Review x th Important
Happtitlngt of lh Put Week Presented
In a Condensed Form t'Mch U Moil
Ukery to Ptov of Interest to Our M.n
The plague is reported- to be spread
ing in India.
The Cuban convent Km hot accept
ed the IMntt amendment.
Another Jack the Ripper ease hat
been discovered in London.
Porto Rican are dissatisfied with
the Supreme court division.
The Confederate Vcterana reunion
ha been opened at Memphis Tenn.
Duties collected on good from the
Philippine may have to Ih refunded.
Coiner stone for the new federal
building at Salem, Or,, will be laid
Chin lias agreed to the amount of
indemnity demanded by the power,
but object to the interest.
The 10 hour day law, enacted by
the last Washington legislature, for
female may not affect the telephone
At a Nashville, Tenn., university,
a native of China won the medal pre
acnted to the best orator in the uni
versity. Big San Francisco machine shop
proprietors still refuse to sign the new
scale Almost all of the smaller ones
The editor of a German newspaper
has violated the laws of the United
States by publishing a half-tone por
trait of a $10 bill.
Advices just received from Hawaii
.eport the arrival there of a ship load
of Porto Rican immigrants, nearly
starved to death. The vessel ran out
The United States supreme court
adjourned until the second Monday
in Octolwr without disposing of the
Philippine eases, so the treasury de
partment will continue to collect on
good coming from that country.
The Chinese indemnity will be
settled this week.
Mrs. McKinley is standing the
homeward trip well.
It is certain that all volunteers will
I started for home before July.
Danger of serious trouble U'tween
France and Morocco has lieen averted.
A freight train on the Great North
ern ran into a car loaded with dyna
mite. The battle shin Orciron is to be
thoroughly overhauled on her return
to this country.
A 13 year old San Francisco boy
was murdered in a most cold blooded
manner by a butcher.
The supreme court holds that the
United States may levy duty on im
ports from Porto Rico.
In round mini hers the estimate for
the civil government of the Philip
pines will le 1,2UU,000.
Twenty-one men were killed and
nine others seriously injured in a
mine explosion in Tennessee.
-Telephoiicss arc in greater demand
in Havana than in any American
city, according to population.
Philippines commission has enacted
a law fixing the salaries of the offi
cials oi trie central government.
Dr. Monroe, senior dean of Colum
bia University, Washington, has been
decorated by the sultan of turkey.
A dismantled hulk has been sighted
on Lake Michigan. Investigation
disclosed seven bodies aboard her.
Rear Admiral Sampson is to retire
from service in the American navy.
He will ask for retirement on account
of poor health.
It is very likely that as soon as the
ministers move to the hills for the
warm months that the Boxers will
again attack the legations.
The America's cup race will begin
France wants her treaties with Tu
Mrs. Mckinley is standing the re
turn trip well.
An unknown man committed sui
cide near Kahuna, Wash.
Three prisoners escaped from the
county jail at Salem, Or.
Army frauds have lieen discovered
in Leyte, Philippine islands.
Suicide of a Russian financier may
embarrass many institutions.
Senators Tillman and McLaurin,
of South Carolina, have resigned.
Caillcs and Malver, Filipino lead
ers, have been forced to surrender.
Thirty-two bodies have so far been
recovered form the Senghcny colliery
Oregon ores are being collected
for the International Mining Con
It is understood in Rome that Pope
Leo XIII has made a will naming hie
Northwestern Iowa has begun ship
ping choice butter to Porto Rico,
The first consignment left Sioux
Falls a few days ago.
The Austro Hungarian census just
completed shows the total population
to lie 47,000,000, an increase since
1890 of 9 per cent. The population oi
Budapest has increased 45 per cent.
Judge Coxe, in an importing case
in New York, decided that statues
brought from Italy were not works of
art, , .
Chief Tenawashie, the old medi
cine man of the Yakimas, in Wash
ington, has been assassinated by
tribesmen in anger at his failure to
There are 7,400 members of the
New York police force. The number
of arrests made by the New York
police last year was 138,875, or an
average of between 13 and 20 for each
HIS STAY AT AN END. -
Presidential Party Complett Their Programs
tnd Start tor Horn
San Francisco, May 25. President
McKinley has completed his program
in this city, having met every organ
ixatlon included in the original
k-lmtitl. ami Mr MeKinlcv's health
'has so far improved that tho president
and his party lxgan their return jour
ney to the national capital at 10 A.
The 'president' pnlhio (unctions
yesterday included ft reception at the
Scott mansion to the members of the
foreign consular corps of this city, a
reception at the Palace Hotel by the
Sous and Daughters of the American
Revolution and the Loyal legion in
honor of the. president, and a review
of the school children of Oakland by
Last night President McKinley at
tended an impromptu reception at
the California etrcct M. K. church,
given by the Kpworth league and
Christian Endeavor societies. Special
precautious were taken to prevent any
annovance whilo the president and
his w ife were being driven to the ferry.
A route was chosen that secured per
fect comfort for Mr. McKinley. The
party was taken to Oakland on a
special boat. The two trained nurse
who have attended the patient in this
city will also go to Washington with
her. No fast time will be made and
the train will run slowly to Stocktou.
Satisfactory Results Obtained by thi Lies Party
San Jose, Cal., May 27. The fol
lowng has laen received from the di
rector of the Lick observatory!
"Lick Olwcrvatory, May 27. As
tronomer Perrine, in charge o( the
Crocker eclipse excdition from the
Lick oLservatory to Sumatra, has
cabled the gratifying information
that some results were secured with
all the instruments taken with him.
This, taken in connection with his
cable of last week, taken to mean
that his successful photographs were
secured between cloudsdrifting across
the vicinity of the sun, As thi was
an unusually long eclipse, it is quite
probable that his results will compact
favorably in quality and quantity
nith those secured at the short
eclipses of the past three year. The
hood of the coronal streamers, first
observed at the I ndiau eclipse of 1808,
are recorded on the plates of the pres
ent eclise. Further details of the
results secured arc not e.xpeeti'd until
the arrival of Mr. Perrine's letters."
TO DEFINE BOUDARY.
Internal Survty Party Will Locals United
Vancouver, H. C, May 27. An in
ternational survey party, consisting
(if United States and Canadian en
gineers, is about to begin the task of
defining the international boundary
between the United States and Can
ada from tho Pacific coast to the
Rocky mountain. It is contended
that this work was inaccurately per
formed in tho surveys of 1859 and
19(51. One of the most iniortant
matters to le determined is tho ques
tion of the national locaton of Mount
Baker mining district. Valuable
mines are embraced in this section,
and the territory is claimed by both
the American and Canadian govern
ment. Lieutenant Sinclair, of the coast
and geodetic survey, will 1 at the
head of the United States party, and
J. If. Mi'Arthur will lead the Cana
dian surveyors. The work will begin
Tht Rowland System Is Being Introduced Into
Baltimore, May 27. The multiplex
system of telegraphy, invented by the
late Henry A. Rowland, of Balti
more, which is being introduced into
Germany, permits of the transmission
of eight message simultaneously over
a single wire, four in each direction
at the rate of 40 words a minute.
The messages are sent by means of
a. keyboard similar to that of a typo
writer, which can 1 operated by an
ordinary typewriter opreator, and are
recorded at the other end of the wiro
by a small machine. It ispnssiblo to
fither print the message upon a sheet
of pajKT or U)on a long tape like
that which is used in tho ordinary
Slide More Serloui Than Reported.
Baker City, Or., May 27. The
landslide nt the Climax mine, which
occurred about. two week; ago, in con
sequence of a water ditch overflowing,
has proven fur moro serious than at
first reported. Tho mouth of tho
main tunnel was closed with timbers,
boulders, gravel and debris of all
kinds, so that it required heavy blast
ing and 10 days to open it up. It
will require several weeks more to
put up the buldings destroyed and
restore the other property lost in the
No Smallpox on Indiana.
Pekin, May 27. Tho doctors who
were instructed to make a report as
to what length of time must elapse
before it will be safe to allow the
troops on board the United States
transport Indiana, where it was sup
posed a case of smallpox had devel
oped, have decided that the suspected
case was not smallpox. The troops
will go on board the Indiana today.
No Joint Guranty Probable.
Washington. Mav 27. Count Cas-
sini, the Russian ambassador, spent
till nun. itiuii f.vf. ,,.i. v.ih j
today, and it is assumed that the
DiineHe negotiations were the bur
den of their talk. It has bc"ome ap-
pedient to close with the proposition
to accept Chinese bonds at any of the
interest figures mentioned as indem
nity, unless thero is on international
guaranty, and the Unitod States finds
it quite impossible to assent to the
NWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings el Inv
porUnce-A Drill Review of of the
Orowth tnd Improvement of Iht Many
Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com
monwealth Utest Market Report
Philomath will celebrate the Fourth
The llil lahnro council hat ordered
500 feet of hose.
Sufficient funds have been pledged
for a Fourth of July celebration at
Last week there was 00,000 pounds
of wool told at Blaloek (or 10 cent
per pound. , .. ,
' Two oarloadt of borne were shipped
from Baker City to the East this week
by Susanville people.
8 L. Brooks, a stoekraiser of the
Sandridce, north of Iniber, lost his
large !arn by lire last week.
! Tht Imard of director of the Hunt-'
iugton high school have divided to'
have nine mouths' school this year. I
The 12th annual convention of the;
Washington County Sunday School
Association will !e held June 0 at
The Inland Telephone Company has j
a crew of men engaged in stringing)
extra wires bet weiii La Grande and!
Wallowa county points.
The iVep Gravel Mining Company,
incorporated, ha aiunl control o!
all tho mining proHrty heretofore
owned by Winter Bros, k Co., at
The contract lis Is-cn let for the
hauling of 3,000 tout of gypsum for
the Oregon Lime Company from the
gpysum mine to the company's works
at Lime, three mile from Hunting
ton. There was a 13,500 fire at Oregon
City the tlrst of the win k.
Arrangements are Udng made to
celebrate the Fourth at Baker City.
The Grand bulge of (Kid Fellow
held their encampment at Baker City,
Effort are being made to develop
the Kaolin deposits, near Huntington.
The people of Forest Grove and vi
cinity are trying to secure a Sunday
Farmers near Salem say grain if
looking as well as it ever did and they
expect a large crop this year.
Mrs. Thomas Campbell, aged (10
years, an old resident of Oregon, died
at her homo in Monmouth lust wink.
Tho Baldwin 8 hern St 1-and Com
pany, of Hav Creek, will sell at pub
lic auction, June 1, 1,000,01)0 pound
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Columbia River Pack
ers' Association it was decided to raisr
tho price of canned goisls. i
Reports from Willamette and
Cluckamaa river fishermen, near Ore
gon City, say this is the Ust season
for their work lor several years.
The board of trustees of the State
Reform School has let bids for tin
laying of 4,500 square feet of concrete
work, for baseuieiit tliHir and walks,
Wheat Walla Walla, (SOc. ; val
ley, nominal; bliiestcm, filyfiic.
Flour Best grades, $2.1H)(3.40 s-r
barrel; graham, $2.(10.
Oatt White.fi. 35( 1.40 percental ;
gray, f 1.30t 1.U2 per cental.
Barley Feed, f 17(417.50; brewing,
$17(3 17.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 tcr ton; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, $20.00; chop,
Hay Timothy, $!2.5)14; clover,
f7(4.50; Oregon wild hay, $H7
Hops 12i l ie. per lb.
Wool Valley, ll(13c; Eastern
Oregon, 7 10c ; mohair, 20(21o.
Butter Fancy creamery, 15r
17 c. ; dairy, 13 Mc; store, ll(f
12Vjjc. per pound.
Kggs Oregon ranch, I'ltfVli.
Cheese Full cream, twins, Lift
13a'c. ; Young America, 13 V He.
Poultry Chickens, mixcd,$3. 5044;
hens, $4(45.00; dressed, ll(r2c. kt
pound; springs, $3(55 per dozen;
ducks, $5((o; geese, $(i7; turkeys,
live, 10 12c; dressed, 14fllGc. per
Potatoes Old, $t1.15 per sack;
new, 22)o. per pound.
Mutton Lambs 4 4 (ft 6c. per
pound gross; best' sheep, wethers,
with wool, f t.25(as4.50; dressed, ll(7o
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.750;
light, $1.755; dressed, 77J(,'o. per
Veal Large, (!$7c. per pound;
small, 7J8c. per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $.rHi5.25;
cows and heifers, $4.50C44.75; dressed
beef, 8K8c. per pound
Senator Hawley is in favor of protecting-
the Nicaraguan canal, no
matter what kind of an interna
tional agreement is made.
It was held recently in a London
police court that no one bus any right
to force his way into a railway car
riage already full.
Ran Francisco has 130, rittsburj;
385, Providence 250, Washington (100,
Louisville 325, Cincinnati Bill and
Cleveland 400 policemen.
It is said that 1,000 pounds of poul
try will cost less than 1,000 pounds
of beef and will sell for almost twice
The Mexican army of more than
25,000 men is supported upon a trille
moro than 1,000,000 Mexican dollars
4 month. Tho Mexican congress
loos not cost $1,000,000 a year.
Tho natives of the east const of
Africa have a species of cymbal cx
ictly resembling in shape tho dumb
bells UBed by athletes. They are
played in pairs, 0110 in each hand,
inu violently smitten together.
RACEO FOR A SWITCH.
rrrlbl Accident Cauud by Molormtn'i
Albany, N. Y., May 27,-Elcclrlc
cart racing for ft switch whilo fun
ning in opposite direction at the
rate of 40 mile an hour coat live
live yesterday afternoon by a terrific
collision in which over 40 prominent,
people were Injured, tome fatally
and others seriously. Tho lobby of
the local postotllca, filled with dead
and wounded, hysterical women and
children looking for relative and
friends, surgeons administering tern,
porary relief, and ambulance racing
through tho city taking the wounded
to tho hospitals, were the early in
timations of the accident,
Tho scene of the accident was at a
point about two mile out of Green
busoh, on the lino of the Albany A
Hudson Railway, Tht point where
tho cart met on the single track was
at ft sharp curve, and to fast were
both running and so sudden wa the
collision that the motormen did not
have time to put on the brakes lie
fore south bound car No. 22 had gone
almost clear through north Uiund
car No. 17, and hung on the edge
of t high bluff with its loait of shriek
ing maimed humanity. One motor
man was pinioned up against the
smashed (rout o( the south Ismiid
car, with Imth legs severed and was
killed instantly, while the other one
lived but a (ow nimueut.
The few women and children who
had ecBicd injury were hysterical
and added their cries to the shrieks
of the dying and mutilated. Men
with broken arms and hones, with
dislocated joints ami bloody heads
and face, tried to assist others alio
were more helpless. Help had Ix-en
summoned from Fast Grconbuseh and
vicinity, and in a little time the
bruised mass of humanity, with the
mutilated dead, were loaded on
empty car and taken to Albany.
Thn ambulances and physicians hud
been summoned and the ostotliee
turned into morgue and hospital.
As far as the physicians could tem
porarily attend the wounded they
were taken to their home or to the
With loth motormen killed it
wa hard to get at the real cause ol
the accident, but it is pretty well de.
termiiied that it was caused by an
attempt of the-sooth IhiuikI car to
reach a second switch instead of
waiting for the north bound car at
tho first siding, The cars widgh 15
ton each and are the largest electric
cars built, and so (rightful was the
crash that Isith cars were torn almost
SEVERE W N3 STORM.
Cauud Widespread Dtvailstioa In ftvt Wit.
Salt Lake, May 28, The wind
storm which swept over Nevada,
Utah, Southern Idaho, Wyoming
mil Colorado, did damage that will
run into the hundreds of thousands
of dollars. It resulted in almost
complete prostration of telegraph and
telephone cr ice in the state nffi-et.
ed and for nearly 21 hours during the
height of the storm, the inter moun
tain region was practically cut oil
from the rest of the world, The
storm was severest in Eastern Nevada
snd Utah, and in tho fertile valleys
in the northern part of Utah wide
spread devastation resulted, When
the storm was at its height, the uind
at somo juiiiits reached a velocity of
50 miles an hour.
At Ogden the storm was felt worst.
Hero the wind tore roofs from a num
ber of buildings, ineliiiiing the Bap
tist church, completely demolishing
barns and outbuildings, and scattered
them far anil wide, uprooted many
shade trees ami tore others to pieces,
blew in plate glass windows in busi
ness blocks and prostrated electric
light wires, so that the city was ii.
darkness. Tho damage in Ogden
will probably reach $100,000.
At Five Points, Logan, Sinithfield,
Hooper and other places the damage
was very great. Hundreds of fruit
tree were completely stripped. The
force of the wind was so terrific
around Logan and ' Hooper that to
mato vines were swept entirely from
fields. It is estimated Unit fully
one half of thn crops were destroyed,
Around Hooper, the sweep of. the
wind blew away the ploughed ground
to the full depth that the plows had
entered the earth, rendering the land
practically useless, f ,-.
Along the north shoro of the Greal
Salt Lake the wind picked up the dry
sand in great clouds and hurled it
across tho country with terrific force,
half burying tho railroad tracks for
New Mexico Mine Accident,
flunla Fe. N. M.. Mav 28. One
man was instantly killed and several
seriously Iiurt at the rwita Kim cop
per mine, in Grant county, while
cleaning out blasts which had failed
Sailed for Nome.
San Francisco, May 28, Throe
steamers sailed today for Nome the
Conemnugh, with 2,(500 tons of gen
eral freight but no passengers; the
l'oitland with 400 passengers, three
tons of mail and a full cargo. Nearly
half of the passengers arc employes
of tbo Northern Commercial com
pany, bound for Unalnska, Dutch
harbor, St. Michael and Nome, The
steamer Valencia, with about 200
passengers and supplies.
Mileage and Feet.
. Washington, May 28. Tho con-
trollerof tho treasury has decided that
I United States senators Bate unci Till
man, having been summoned to tins
city 11s witnesses 011 behalf of the
United States in tho ease of the
.United States against Cullen, are
'entitled to tho usual mileage fees pro
vided by law, nnd that the law 11s tc
'clerks and officers of .the United
I Qlnln. ...liwili t,rnv M.,,1 lltnf. In utwiti
cases they shall not ho allowed mile
age, does not apply to United States
EXPLOSION IN MINE
TWENTY-ONE MEN MET A TER
Nine Mors Terribly Burned Explotlo
Ceuied by Coal Dutt m the Air Being
Ignited by t 'Wow Bloal" Tlrt Shot'
Out Prom Iht Mouth el tht Tunnel 900
rut lllijh-MlM Is Badly Damayd.
Dayton; Tenn, May 29.-AI the
Itichlund tuiuo of the Dayton Coal
k Iron Company, two mile from
here, at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon,
t terrific explosion of eoal dust re
oilted In thn death of 21 men, all
fthite, and most of them mar I red
Slid with families.
The explosion was caused by what
Is known among miners as ft ' blown
blast," It is ,the custom of the
miners to place blasts and fire them
off at quitting lime, leaving the coal
thus thrown down to I loaded and
hauled out of the mine the next
morning. The Richland mine is
destitute of water, and a great vol
ume of line imrticlc o( coal dust,
invisible to the naked eye, accuiou
luted at the roof of the mine, Thi
afternoon at 4 :30 o'clock dynamite
caitridttwas placed in position in
one of the room for a blast, and the
miners startiil (or the mouth of the
mine. The blast did not explode,
intended, but instead ft long llaino
shot out of the blast bole and ignited
the accumulation of dust. Instantly
a terrillo explosion occurred, and a
seething mass of (lame shot to the
mouth of the mine ami extended 300
feet into the air, scorching the leaves
from the nearby tree.
There were 34 men in the mine at
the time, Four of them reaed
with slight injuries, Twenty one
were killed, and nine terribly burned,
most of them fatally, The force of
the explosion caused gnrnt masse of
coal and slate to cave in from tho
roof of the mine, and many of tho
miner' were completely buriisL
Word quickly reached Dayton and
ten-lie forces were ut once organism!
and proceeded to the mine. One by
one the blackened ami horribly dis
figured Isidies were taken from the
debris and carried to the mouth of
the mine, where they were put on
a locomotive and taken to Dayton.
Scores of relatives and friends gath
ered at tho mouth of the mine, and
Ilia shriek of anguish a the Uslie
aero removed were heart rending.
The two undertaking establishment
at Dayton were turned into morgues,
where the mangled bodies were
dre-sed and prepared for delivery to
their families. All the men em
ployed in this mine were residents
The Richland mine i the prop
erly of tho Dayton Coal St Iron Com
pany, eomiioMvJ of Glasgow capital
ists. The company 0H-rate an iron
furnace at Dayton.
RAPIDLY NEARINQ HOME.
PreildcntUI Train Will Reach Waihlnglon
H l.l t.f.W V..1, M 11 v 98 Tlin ore!.
I'K.II. J, - ......
dentin! train made the third days run
on the homeward journey without
incident. Tbo trip aero Wyoming
was al an average eieviuiou 01 over
4 IKS) feet, and at Sherman, just le
f.,rn iliii 1 ruin Wean to descend the
eatern slope of the Kocky mountains
the elevation exceeded 7,600.
The president has made no remarks
at nuv of the stops, but ho has ap-
. . 1 . . 1 . 1 . .1 1 . 1.
pen rM on inn piauorm aim shook
I.uihU ti lth some of those nearest the
ea'r. There were crowds at every sta-
1 . - ,1... 1 .......... ...to
1 11)11 along UI' roun- inu i-ieijr ilium
rniii ti bad its little Cruill) Of COWOOVS
sitting lull upright on tl.cir horses
waving the sombreros as the train
went by. Mrs. McKinley is standing
the trip well, Toe weather has lieen
pleasant and that, means much for
The Presidential train will reach
Washington Thursday morning at
Demand! of Striken Met.
Dunkirk. X. Y.. Mav 29. Tho
strike of the machinists employed by
the jlrooks Locomotive vtoraa nas
been settled. All who struck aro to
be taken back without discrimination.
1,'lfiv Hvn hours will constitute a
week's work: a straight increaso of 10
nor cent in wane is' granted. These
are substantially tho demands made
by the machinists.
Date fixed for Cup Racci
New York. Mav 20. Tho Royal
Ulster Yacht Club has cabled tho
New York Yacht Club an approval
of September 21 as tho day for tho
spelling conios in uiu cup rucr.
New Submarine Cable.
New York, May 2!), A new sub
marine cable lictwoen Kngland and
Germany has just been put down.
Tbo cable is owned by a British
company, but tho German govern
ment contributed to its cost, and a
German firm waa employed to carry
out tho work.
Washington, May 29 Tho post
office at Susanville, - Grant county,
Or, has been moved three quarters'of
a milo to tho northeast without
change of postmaster. A postoffice
has been established at Midford, King
county, Washington, to be supplied
with special service from North Bond.
Daily mail messenger service has been
authorized between Seattle and West
Dlimlued Cadets Saw Root
Washington, May 29. The five
cadets who were dismissed from West
Point wcro at tho war dpeartmcnt
today, Senator Ilawlov, chairman of
the committco on military affairs,
and Senator Cockrcll, of Missouri,
also a member of tho committee, in
'crested themselves in getting a hear
ing for 'tho cadets before Secretary
Hoot. Mr. Root stated, aftor tho
statements miulo by the cadets today,
that they had not altered his opinion
and tho situation remains unchanged.
MINERAL OIL EXPORTS.
New 011 DiKoverlee Will Keep ll Ahead of
Runt In Amount Produced. -
Washington, May 20, The recent
oil discoveries in Texas and on the
Pacific coast lend especial interest to
ome facts just presented by the tress
ury bureau of statistics regarding the
exports of mineral oils from the
United States, These show thai the
exportation of the fiscal year sUmt to
end will probably lie the largest In the
history of this remarkable industry,
which has Increased It export from
204,000.000 gallons of illuminating oil
in 1875, to 721,000,000 gallon In
1SKK), In the quarter century from
1876 to 1000 the value of mineral oils
exported from tho United State was
about $1,200,000,000, n average of
about $18,00,000 ft year. During re
cent year it hat averaged alsiut $00,
000,000 r annum or $5,000,000 per
In the mere question of gallons of
oil produced, - Russia bat been for
years a close competitor of tho United
States, though it is prohahie that the
recent discoveries in the United States
will enable it to continue to lead in
the number of gallon produced ;
whilo tho fact that American oil pro-
duces nearly twice as much refined
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iiiri hi noiiiiit hh ivaih inn tf its Miiiii rn r
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add greatly to it value a a conuner
One rsnecia Iv Interesting leal-;
nre of the development of the oil in
dustry is, that there has been a re
markable decrease In the price to tno
consumer during tho jienoa in wiucn
the actual exortatiou and thn net
vslueof the exports have ween in
creasing, The average value of the
illuminating oil exported in 1870 was
about 15 cent tier gallon, and in
1877, an exceptional year, 20 cents
tier gallon. By 1881 tho price had
fallen to alsiut 10 cents per gallon,
the figures for that year being 332,-
000,000 gallons, valued at $34,0OO,
OIK), By 18'Jl tho average price wa
about 7 cent per gallon. By 1898
the average r ximiH price had droped
to 5 cent per gallon, the quantity
exported having laiin 824,000,000 gab
Ions, and the value retiorted to the
bureau of statistics by exporter
through the custom collectors, $12,
1)22,682. BLOWN UP BY DYNAMITE.
Car Loaded With Explolvei Run Into by i
Everett, Wash., My 29 An acci
dent occurred yesterday afternoon on
the Great Northern Railroad four
mile east of Skykoniish which re
sulted in the serious injury of Engi
neer John McOrouty snd consider
able loss of property.
A push car loaded with 48 1kxc of
dynamite was U'ing run to a siding
when the west hound freight train,
No, 15, came along. Before the
men in charge of the push car could
reach the siding, the freight struck
the car. A terrible explosion fol
lowed. The engine was hurled some
distance up the mountain side.
Three freight car were demolished
and alsnit 500 feet of track was torn
up. A steam shovel standing near
a as reduced to scrap iron. McGrouty
was the only one seriously hurt. He
received a scalp wound, his tongue
was bitten through, and he also sus
tained Injuries to hi spine, A
watchman's shack, 75 yards from the
explosion, was blown to atoms and
the watchman himself stunned. The
injured men were taken to the Everett
8TIKERS LESS SANGUINE.
Hundred Men Still Out Around
Newark, N. J.
-New York, May 29. Tho close of
the tjrst week of the -machinists'
strike at Newark, X. J., finds almnt
1,800 idle men in Newark and its
submits. The -striker have ceased
to U as sarguiue as at first ie;ardiug
the outcome of their efforts to com
h1 their employers to grant a" nine
hour day without decreased pay, A
half dozen of the smaller shopsin
this section have met the demands
of tbo men but none of the larger
one ha shown any disposition to
yield.- Renrescntatives of the larger!
firms say they aro prepared (or just
as long a tignt
as tho machinists
are to maintain.
ft ' .,..,.1. it... tl. ,w,M.w.it.
employed in the American Engine1 Fd for Cheating the Government,
works, at Plain field will go out. i Chicago, May 29. AlU'rt Dow, pro
This company agreed to the nine hour ' prietor of the Fert ile Valley Creamery
clause, but cut 15 cents from tho 10, Company, was today fined $10,tXK)
hour pay, and sentenced to six months in the
c ; j county jail. Dow is said to have
Homecoming of Voluntcert. cheated tho government out of $ 10,-
Manila, May 29. It is reasonably jWX in revenue payment, which he
certain that tho remaining volunteers evaded. This is the heaviest tine ever
will sail for homo lie fore July. Tho
Forty seventh regiment and battalions
of tho Forty ninth and Thirty eighth
have sailed on the transport Thomas.
Tho Ohio sails today with the Forty
scond regiment and tho Kilpntrick
and Logan Juno 1 with the Forty
third and Forty ninth regiments and
two battalions of tho Sixth. Tho
Grant sails from Aparri Juno 1 with
the Forty eighth regiment and two
battalions of tho Forty ninth. .
Rioting In South Russia.
London, May 29. Rioting has
spread to South Russia, Bays a dis
patch from St. Petersburg, as tho
result of tho production of tho anti
Scminite play, "The Smugglers." At
Kutiils thousands of people congre
gated about tho theater und stoned
tho police. A detachment of Cos
sacks charged and dispersed the
crowd, Thirteen policemen, 15 Cos
sacks and two olllcers were severely
Added to tht School Fund.
Olympia, Wash., May 29. State
Auditor Atkinson has issued to the
permanent school fund 39 londs,
amounting to $195,000. Of thii,
amount $150,000 was from the pay
incut made by Thurston county in
cident to the sale of the courthouse'
to the state. This makes a total of
$1,000,000 of tho permanent school
fund invested in state bonds drawing
3 per cent, or ovfr $35,000 yearly
interest, ns a part of the ' income ol
tho current school fund.
A 0IIAVK PROBLEM
REQARDINQ DUTIES ON G0OD8
FROM THE PHILIPPINES.
Such Duties Art rltld lo Be Illegal, snd May
Have It Bs Refunded President tnd His
Cabinet, on Their Journey Through Iowa,
Comldtrlnf Queillon of Exirt Senlon of
Cedar Rapids, la., May !).-During
their journey across lows, Presi
dent McK inl y and. the members o(
his cabinet spent much time reading
snd discussing the published rcorts
on the opinion of tho supreme court
in the insular case, They were much'
Interesed in the way the court divided
in the two coses.
The decision in tho Del ima case,
if (olio wed In the Philippines, a it i
also assumed that it will be, might
result In the calling o( an extra
sion o( congress. In the Dclima case
tho court ducidotl that the duties
collected on Porto Rican gissls before
congress enacted the Foraker law
wo illcagal and must bo refunded.
It is presumed that the court, lol-
same Hues ol reasoning,
will decide that dot lea collected on
goods from the Philippines were also
illegal, and that goods from the Phil
ippines are subject to free entry into
the United States until congress acts,
as it has already done in the case of
Porto Rico. "
Such a decision would mean not
only the refunding of duties hereto
fore collected, but would ojs'n the
ports of tho United State to mer
chandise and good of every descrip
tion from the Philippine until con
gress meets in Decemlsr. It is plain
that imjsirters might take advantage
o( this to ship g(Msls into the United
States through the Philippines, and
thus defraud the government of its
Whether the danger from this
source is great enough to warrant
the calling of congress in extra ses
sion is one which will le decided
only after full deliberation.
D is Mssible, however, that this
danger may be already obviated in
the enactment of the Sjiooner reso
lution, delegating temporarily to the
president the Hw;r to govern the
Philippines. - This may be consid
ered an act of congress within the
meaning of tho Downes case, affirm
ing the constitutionality of the Fora
ker law. But it is a deleca'te ques
tion and one which the president and
his advisers will consider in all its
bearings Isdore coming to a con
clusion. SETTLEMENT BY PERU.
Afreet lo Pay the Claim of An American
Washington, . May 30. The state
department ha succeeded in settling
satisfactorily another claim ol an
American cituen against the govern
ment of Peru. Mini.ter Dudley, at
Lima, has cabled the department
that the claimant in the case is wil
ling to accept the sum of 8,000 silver
soles tendered by that government.
The department bus authorized the
acceptance of the tender and the case
is closed. The Bottled claim was that
of a United Slates consular agent in
Peru in 1885, and his claim was bused
on the destruction of bis horses and
tho pillaging of his property by
armed and uniformed men of the
party of General Caccras in July of
Coat for Army Tranjport.
Seattle, May 30. Quartermaster
ftuhlin was today authorised by the
quartermaster general to award the
contract to supply coal for all army
tranports loading on Puget Sound foi
the Philippines ami for Alaskan port
during the fiscal year beginning July
1 next and ending June 30, 1902.
The contract will amount to nearly
$100, (XX), figuring on the basis of the
quartermater's business at this port
and Tacotna during the past year. It
is believed that at least 30,000 tons
w ill be required. The quartermaster
general authorized Mr. Ruhlin to
award the contracts for the purchase
of coal according to his recommenda-
1 ti0I19 t
tho timo tho mas were
wvm) WCeks ago.
miposou m a icuciui eonn.
Will Visit Windsor.
Loudon, - My 30. Tho visiting
members of the New York chamber
of commerce will visit Windsor castle
Juno 1, and will bo received by the
kirtg. A conference lietween the
New Vork.chamlior of commerce and
tho London chamber of commerce has
been arranged for Juno 3.
Washout on the Great Northern.
Seattle. Mav 30. A washout on
tho Great Northern main line, two
miles west of enateliee,. lias boon
renoi'ted here. The t rack was washed
not. for a distance of 150 feet, and ns
a result all passengers on cast and
west bound- trains were transiorrou
at tho scene of the trouble. There
was no delnv in the arrival and de
parture of trains, however, the trans
fer being mode with little trouble.
French Captured s Walled Town.
Paris. Mav 30. A disimtch received
here from Genearl Voyron, nt Tien
Tsin, dated May 25, says that" a re
oonnoitering party camo upon n
walled town 15 kilometers northeast
of Tim? Chau. Tho town authorities
refused to open the gates, whereupon
the French artillery opened lire, the
wall' was breached and tho town
taken. One French infantry man
was wounded, Genearl Bailloud is
nniirlnc the country with a column
of French troops, and is supporting
the unineso regulars.
MAY 00 8COT FREE.
Chance for til Condemned Murderers la
Seattle, May 30. Thero is serious
danger that every condemned mur
derer in the slate of Washington will
soon be releasrd from custody. Ac
cording to Prosecuting Attorney
Walter 8. Fulton, of King county,
the last legislature, in passing a law
providing that hereafter condemned
murderers shall Isj executed in the
penitentiary, instead of in the county
jails, committed a serious blunder in
not including clause providing lor
the iiurtishnicnt of those condemned
at tbo time the law goes into effect.
That the consequences will bo the
most serious to the administration of
Justice is Mr, Fulton's fear. Briefly,
stated tho construction placed upon
the law by Mr. Fulton is as follows:
The new law provides that, upon
the sentencing of the prisoner, he
shall be delivered forthwith to the
warden of the penitentiary and kept
by him in "solitary confinement"
until the day of his execution. It is
said that the "solitary confinement"
clause contitutes an additional pun
ishment than that provided for at the
time of the commission of the crimes
of the men now in jail. Therefore,
it is an ex post facto law, and can
not bo made applicable to the pris
oner now confined. Moreover, the
new law, which is valid, insofar as
it relates to criminals to be con
demned in the future, contain ft
clause repealing by implication the
idd law, under which criminals have
Is'en hanged, and leaves apparently
no avenue of escape, from the fact
that criminals now condemned must
lie given their lilicrty.
: Mr. Fulton will try to induce Gov
ernor Rogers to call a special session
of the h gislatuie to remedy the al
leged radical defect in the law. He
says that ft law can be drafted which
will cover the points desired by the
framcrs of the one passed at the last
session, and at the same time make
provision for the legal execution ol
tho criminals, who, under existing
conditions, must, perforce, be re
leased. MACHINST8 ARE CONFIDENT.
San Francisco Striken Expect to Resume
San Francisco, May 30. The strik
ing machinists report that 22 shops
in this city " have signed the union
agri-ctuent. Several of tho strikers
have purchased small shops and be
gun business on their own account.
The machinists generally express
themselves as confident that an ad
justment of the differences with their
former employers will soon be effect
The Amalgamated Society of Engin
eers has dcclured its sympathy with
the strike of tho machinists, and
levied an'ossessnient on it members
for the strikers' Is'tielit.
More than 1,000 employes of tho
Risdon Iron Works, who are now out
on strike, were paid off yesterday after
returning their tools. The men who
worked at the Union Iron Works will
receive their pay today. The metal
polisher say thero are five union
shoiis in the city. The marine paint
ers, w ho went out on strike last Satur
day, are all at work, their demand for
$3 a day having been granted.
In response to a demand that only
union sailors lc shipped on vessels
Ixdoncing to the Ship Owners' Asso
ciation, the latter organization has
demanded that members of the Sail
ors' Union go to sea only on associa
May Bt Ramagnoli't Body.
Berlin, May 30. Tho Lokal Anzei-
ger reports on tho authority of the
Buda Pest correspondent that there
has just been taken from the river
Danube, near that city, a dead body,
heavily loaded with chains, which tho
Hunagrian police firmly believe to lie
that of Ramagnoli, the anarchist re
ported to have been sent from Amer
ica to murder the German emperor.
Tho police of every country in EuroH
and America have been notified of the
Bear May Have to Civt Up Trip.
Seattle, May 30. It is possible that
on account of the machinists strike
the repairs on tho revenue cut ter Bear
w ill not be completed in time to per
mit her to proceed on her journey
north. This will necessitate the
abandonment of the voyage to
Siberia, and the" distribution of the
herd of 3(X) reindeer now awaiting the
arrival of tho Bear. In this event
Lieutenant Berthiolf will be com
pelled to spend tho winter on tho
Withdrawal of Germans.
Berlin, May 30. A dispatch to the
Cologne Gaxetto says tho withdrawal
of tho. German marines to Sing Tail
has begun and that the German quar
ter of Pekin has lieen handed over to
tho Chinese authorities experiment
ally for a fortnight.
TIiiv.m.1 Mav 30. Tho Piatt
, , - - -
amendment has lieen accpeted by the
Cuban const it uitonal convention by a
vote of 15 to 14. Tho actual report
was on accepting the majority report
of the committee on relations winch
embodied the amendment, with ex
pliuiaitons or certain clauses. The
Radicals made a hard fight at the last
moment, ana on several occasions
personal encounters seemed immi
nent. Boxtra Again Active.
London, May 30. "The Boxers are
again active in all districts whero
there are no foreign troops," says a
dispatch from Tien Tsin. "A mis
sionary who was going to Tulu on
tho Grand canal was forced to return
to Tien Tsin on account of a fierce
fight raging between Boxers and
Catholic converts. There was heavy
tiring on both sides. Four thousand
insurgents from tho province of
Kwttiehai have invaded the province
of Szechuan, causing a widespread