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FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
O OF THE WORLD.
A CwnjwtiiMulv, Ravtew r the Imp i dans
' rtaptnMti e the Past Week rwnM
Y " to a Contented form kh :b M
Uaery te rov l lnttrt to Our Mem,
-Nome lost $l26,00OwWh'YpV
'! Gold has been discovered near Spo
Fire destroyed Urge portion o!
Greenville, South Carolina.
I Fire iu Buffalo, N. Y., consumed
' fittXX (KM worth of,jivnytjf.- ;
, Rusaiv ha imposed, a retaliatory
' duty oik American reeiu ami .bicycle.
!; T1h thvsnry department baa put
a countervailing duty on Italian beet
S; .Telegraph operator on the Lacka
wanna railroad are preparing to go
M a strike,! ,
franc has made ' a treaty with
China tor the protection of the Ton
quin railway. '' -
; Five hundred citiaen ol Texas are
vngaged in a hunt tor a hand of Mex
;Mra. McKinley haa been pro
. RMinced out ot danger, but doctor
laj' her ailnieut may return.
v Governojr Allen haa rKrted that
Porto Rico is atlt supporting.
. H. S. I'ingree, ex-governor of Mich
igan, died in Undon-. v
. If it is -possible for President Mo
Kiuley to be present at t he commencement-of
Harvard university, th
degree of 1). will V conferred
A aervant girls' union is tieing
formeit in Chicago. . i
' Tlie Vniiei 8tate may establish
clearing house at Manila. ' 4-
The surrender of the Filipino leadet
Caitlea has been conlirmeil. , ,
Minister Loomi has ten trana
ferred from Venesuela to Persia.
Torto Ricans will hereafter work Sn
liarniony with the I'nitcd rUatea,
Claim of Chilwn vexael I tat a against
the t'uitvd Abates haa beendUmiascd.
? Thrty-five hundred trackmen ol
; Canandian Pacific have gone on a
s strike. .. s ' ,
Empress dowager of China ia plot
i ting to put a new emeror on the.
; Mormons want to settle on govern
,'ment lands in Mexico vacated by
t Five more Chicago firms have ac
r cedod to the demamls of the striking
., , Moran Bros., of Seattle, have se
cured a force of nonunion machinisti
t Industrual commissioti proposes tfl
i find out whether manufacturers sell
cheaper abroad than at home.
. Twelve hundred men were laid of!
i at the works of the Xewport, R. I.,
shipbuilding company, on account oi
the machinists strike,
t A number ol Filijiino prisoners
have been sentenced to death by tin
military 'cominiKsion tor murder,
assault, and violation of the rules ol
. war;.;,t.,:.. ; ,
r Philippine customs revenue ar
' - increasing. ; s
Six frame buildings were burned at
Cailles will surrender his entirs
force at Santa Cnu.
Incoming ships report passing
quantities of wreckage on the ocean.
Boers surprised a force of Victoria
mounted rifles near Middlesburg and
.captured two pompons.
It is exepcted that negotiations at
Pekin will be settled this mouth.
Ten persons were injured by a tor
nado in Soath Dakota. .
Von Waldersce ,will be created a
prince on his return to Germany.
Only one body has been recovered
from the wreck of the ferry boat North
field. The. Harriman interests have se
cured control of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul road.
Lulu Prince-Kennedy was convict
' ed bf murder in the second degree and
"punishment was. fixed at ten yeraa'
An ' extensive syndicate is buying
t up eastern street car lines with the
intention of forming a complete nion-
'The Chief of the forestry bureau ol
the Philippines has insued a circulai
in whieh it is stated that the timbei
supply in the Philippines is almost
' unlimited.' ' J
Negroes about 1 Leavenworth, Kan
sas, are arming themselves with re
volvers purchased from the troops at
Fort Leavenworth, and it is thought
they intended to avenge the recent
' burning of a Negro. ;
The southern states plantd 27,532,
' 000 acres of cotton this year, an in
' cfease of 2,111,000 acres.
, Texas fever has been discovered
among native cattle of northern Ger
many, and is said to have existed
more than 100 years.
The Berlin, city mission, headed
by A. Stocker, issues each week 108,
000 sermons for those who cannot
attend church, 20,000 of which are
distributed in the city.
At the census 6f 1790 New York
was outranked in population by
Virginia, Pennyslvania, North Caro
lina and Massachusetts. 1 . .
, Bengal -is suffering from the co
. caihe habit and efforts are being mads
to restrict pie sale of the drug which
' the Hindoos are using as a substitute
for opium,, - ) , i .; ? ; ,
A new ordinance in Atlanta pro
hibits the sale of 'cocaine except by
druggists on physician's . prescrip
tions. The use of the drug haa be
come very , prevalent among the
Negroes, - J ,f-' -; ti ; i-
A WONDERFUL MATHMEATICAN.
Dssth at Prat. TawMa It Stfiari at WU
, , IUim CaHtg
New York. Juna IT. President Tru
Baa lUnry Safford, the mathematics
Ua and astronomer, whose death has
Just been announced, will be burled
In the college burying ground at Wll
Ha waa bora at Rojalton, Vt , 65
years ago. At an early age ba attract
ed attention by his powers of calcula
tion. He could dentally extract th
sqaare and cube root of numbers ot
nine and ten places of ngurwa, and
eoald multiply (our flgurea aa rapidly
as It could be done upon paHr, In
1815. when he waa 4 years old, and
nine years before he van graduated
from Harvard college, he prepared an
almanac, and at the ac ot 14 he cal
culated the etlptlo elementa ot the
ftrat comet ot By a method ot
als own he abridged by one-fourth the
labor of calculating the rising and set
ting ot the moon. After long and d!f
flcnlt problems had ben read to him
ottca. he could give their result with
THREE MEN K A BOAT,
triteh $ aUat Uag but UmIiu Vey.
sj te Smuts Hl.
Halifax, N. 8, June 15. After sail
ing nearly TOO miles In an open boat
to take relief to their ship, the Bor
der Knight. Mr. Mathle, chief officer,
and two ot the crew, arrived at Bheet
Harbor, the end ot their IS days' Jour
aey, to Bnd that their steamer had
Just been towed In, a distance ot 450
miles, by the Spanish steamship Dur
an co, from Philadelphia for initios.
Captain W. F. gplatt, ot the Border
KnUint, and his crew were landed
here, while the brave little rescue par
ty found Yea 40 allet to the east
When the Border Knight's tall shaft
broke, in latitude Si: '.ft north and Inn
gltude 69:44 weaU SO0 ml Iks north
east ot Bermuda, sella were rigged
and she began to make her way alow
ty northward. Provisions were scarce
tor she had made an unusually alow
voyage from Africa and the situation
seemed to be desperate, as she was
far out of the track of commerce.
Mr. Mathle and the two men vol
unteored to aet out In the lifeboat
with a flimsy bit ot sail to brine as
sistance to the British steamer. This
waa May 19. and June T the Duram-o.
outward bound, responded to the ale
nals ot distress on the Border Knight.
They were elithted bf the Trave on
Saturday. The Border Knight was
bound from Cape Verde Islands to
FIRE AT A HEALTH RESORT.
Nets! st Wtri Badtn, led. BurateVSivtral
Indianapolis, June 15, Telephone
messages from Salem and Bedford, to
the Journal received this morning
The West BadeSprlngs Hotel, at
West Baden, one of Indiana's mnet
famous health nnd pleasure resorta,
burned early this morning. It could
not be learned how the Are started.
Everything In connection with the
hotel building waa destroyed, and It
was rumored that several Uvea were
lost, but this could not be confirmed
Telephone and telegraph communlca
tlon with Indianapolis waa destroyed
while the story of the fire was being
The hotel la said to have bad sev
eral hundred guests, and all of theli
belonilnics were destroyed, there
having been no time to save anything
Assistance was asked of the fire de
partments ot near-by towns, but on
account of the lack of transportation
facilities no aid could be rendered.
One of the proprietors - said that
part of the building was erected 13
years ago, and they had been addlnt
to It ever since, until the value of the
property waa about $1,000,000, this In
eluding the grounds and bulldlnits
There Is only Insuranne of f 100,000.
FOUR LIVES LOST.
Scheeesr Wrecked la t Foj r Ncwfeend.
St. Johns, N. F., June 15. The
schooner Czar, bound to Labradoi
with fishermen and their families, 70
persons altogether, was driven ashore
on Cabot Island on the north coast
of New Foundland In a dense fog am'
gale. Four men were drowned and
six othora were Injured, but the wo
men and children all landed safely.
The survivors were on the Island
two days without food or shelter.
Then another vessel, passing toward
Labrador,- sighted their distress sig
nals, rescued them and landed them
on the mainland, whence they will re
turn home on board a mall steamer,
The Czar became a total wreck, and
those on board ot her lost their be
longings. The women and children
were In a pitiable plight when they
reached the Island, being aroused at
midnight, and being able to secure
only a little of their clothing.
For a ChlnM Republic
Honolulu, June 9, via San Francis
co, June 15. Ban Yet Sen, the Chi
nese reformer, left on the America
Maru June 5 for China, for the pur
pose of starting a revolution. His
Inteution is to overthrow the Empretts
Dowager and the mandarins. His
Idea la to have China ruled by a presi
dent on the lines ot the Government
of America. He says that there will
be a strong force at hla back, and he
has the support of many prominent
white men In China, as well as thous
ands of natives. This is the third
revolution which he has attempted In
fill life a Failure.
New York, June 17. William Her
ford, an aged German of Williams
burg, Is dead by his own hand,, hav
ing shot himself by tne side of a work
bench In hla carpenter shop after re
alising that at the end of 30 years'
struggle to find the secret of perpetu
al motion he was as far as ever from
the goal he sought. He was found
with a bullet through his brain, his
pipe clenched between his set teeth,
and his head resting upon a piece of
Black 'Smillpox la Oklahoma.
Wichita, Kan., June 16. A dispatch
(rem El Reno states that Dr. White
haa returned from the Kiowa and
Commanche country, whore he had
been sent to Investigate smallpox ru
mors, and reports that an epidemic of
black smallpox, fatal in almost very
case, la raging among the Indians.
Mrt, McKinley Will Go to Canton,
Washington; June 15. Plana are
making for Mrs. McKlnley'a removal
to Canton aa soon as she Is in a con
dition that will safely warrant it
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
CsmmiwUI and riaaacUl Wsapsalaji et lav
. peHaace A Brief Review ef et the
Orewth and Imprevehwuti ef the Many
ledtutriei Threufheut Oar ThrMag Ceav
meaweslth Lstett Market Reaert,
A new steam laundry will be start
ed at Eugene. ,
The Southern Paeifki has opened a
down-town ticket olhVe in halein.
Two mining claim in the Granite
district were recently sold tor f 18,000
to the Gray s I'eak gold mining com
It is reported that the jmitln
KagM ana niw'Wteyt nee merit
killed by the late fronts, Much grain
is also killed, and the clover and el
Rich quarts claims on Quarts' gulch,
near Alamo, were sold last week to a
mining man from Iowa (or 125,000.
It is the inteution ol the new owner
to put a mill on the property,
Taxes collected in Baker county tor
the year 1UO0 have been turned over
to the treasurer. They amount to
nearly V'0,0(K), and the entire amount
w rolhvtcd in about (H) days.
The Willamette river Is so low
above the locks that only one boat is
now running, and that with diiliculty
iu getting over the shallow places,
The steamer Rut h ia having a smaller
wheel put in, so that she can run all
A soda tank blew tip at Roseburg a
few days ago. One piece amaslied
throngh the ceiling, another fragment
Hew out into a trout room, creating
rouaternation, aid another piece
wrecked a partition in one comer ot
the room, and smaller pieces flew
Kugene will have a two days' Fourth
of July cell-Mat ion.
The Whitney ' council now meets
twice a month instead ot once as
Fourth regiment, O. X, 0,, will go
Into ramp at t.ugeiie June 7, and
remain until alter the rourth.
Rcimrt (nun along the Columbia
river ahow a much better run ol
salmon than iu the past few weeks.
Commencement exercises are in
progre or svhout to begin in iiKwt td
the colleges and univcraitiei if the
The Rogue River Mining k Milling
Company has about fihiidird cleaning
lit) at Its mine on the I it hand fork
of Foots creek.
A new electire light, company has
been formed in Salem, It will also
operate a system of street railways.
Capital stock, $l:0,000.
The new military code regulating
the (). N. G. will be ready for distri
bution in a tew days. The new set i
much stricter than the one now in
The I -like view Water Company has
a crew of men working on the im
provemeiit which will convey the
company s water tn tiling direct
Irnm the spring to the summit olthe
nui overlooking iakcyicw.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6lfl2c. ;val
ley, nominal; bluestem, 61$62o.
Flour Heat grades, ifK)(j3.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $ 1 . 32 V je 1 . percen
tal; gray, $1.30(U.32 5, per cental.
Bailey Feed, 117(8 17.60; brewing,
$17 17.50 per ton.
Milltu(Ta Bran, $17 per ton; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, $20.00; chop,
Hay Timothy, $12.0O4l4; clover,
$79.60j Oregon wild hay, $7
Ifxips 12f14. per lb.
Wool Valley, lift 13c; Eastern
Oregon, 7Uc; mohair, 20jt21o.
Butter Fancy creamery, iftrj
17H'c ; dairy, 13(JI4c. ; si ore, 11J
12 'o. per pound.
r.ggs Oregon ranch, 12(812c
Clieese full cream, twins, nxo;
Young America, 13(il3t'o. per
Poultry Clilckens, mixed, I3.0U;
hens, $3(33.50; drensed, 8(10o. per
pound; springs, 11.50w3 per doicn;
ducks, $33,60; geese, $l5.50; tur
keys, live, 810e; dressed, I)9l0o.
Potatoes Old, ilftl.W per sack:
new, l2o. per pound.
Mutton Lambs 4o. per pound
gross; best sheen, wethers, with wool,
$4.25(H50; dressed, 6l7o per
Hogs Uross, heavy, $r.75aB;
light, $4.755; 'dressed, 7c. per
Veal Large, 6,a! 7c. per pound;
small, 7K8c. per pound.
Beef Oross, top steers, $4.254.G0;
cows and heifers, $3.75(94.00; dressed
beef, 77)c. per pound.
AdmiruliRogers will represent the
United States at the unveiling of the
Perry monument in Japan.
It is reported that the head of Boar
Admiral Sampson will appear on
medals commemorating the battle ol
Rice, raw eggs and boiled venison
require onlj one hour to digest. At
the other end are pork, roast beef,
cabbage and hard eggs, which re
quire four to five hours,
The court of claims has awarded
$181,830 to be distributed among the
officers and men who fought in the
battle of Manila bay,
Tho full score o( rurcells' 1,Fadry
Queen," which had been missing for
200 years, hus been discovered in the
library of the Royal Acadomy of
Music, In London, " ;
Nineteen of the 78 Filipinos who
arrived in Ban Francisco on route to
tho Buffalo exposition were not per
mitted to land, for the roason that
they were a Alio ted with loathsome and
contagious diseasea. ,
SURPRISED BY BOERS.
Vkterla Meaattd Riflei Overcesa By a Se
London, June 18. Lord Kitchener
haa cabled from Pretoria under today's
date aa followi:
Near Welmansruat, 10 miles north
of Mtddleburg, S50 Victoria mounted
rifles 'from Genera! Heaeton'i com
mand ware surprised In ramp at
8teenkooleprull by a superior (oree ot
Boer at 7 30 p, m. June 11 The
enemy crept up to within short range
and poured a deadly Are Into the
camp, killing two oilloers and 10 men
and wounding four officers and 88
men, of whom J8 were only slightly
wounded. Only two olltoers and ou
men escaped, to General Reaston'i
camp. The 'remainder were taken
prisoners and releaol, Two pom
toa wen captured by tit enemy.
Full details have not yet been re
ceived. The aerioui reverse which lord
Kitchener reorta is the Orel accident
of the kind that haa happened to the
Australian contingent, and it is sup
posed to be due to neglect, ot projier
picketing. Although it l offset by
the defeat Inflicted upon Dcwet, the
loao( the guns is regarded ae a serious
matter, which will encourage the
Boer to continue the struggle.
More or lea fanciful accounts are
published on the continent of alleged
peace negotiations, but there is
nothing In them and nothing has
conic ol the interview betweeu Mr,
Botha and Mr, Kruger, beyond re
vealing the fact that Mr. Kruger will
listen to no propoaala unless they are
accompanied with a guarantee of in
dependence of the republics.
The Iaily Mall ' Capo Town cor
respondent says that Cecil Rhodes,
tpeaklng at - Buliiwayo ; Haturduy,
predicted that a Moral ion of South
African states would come in three or
four years, but he contended that
to grant svlt-government to the repub
lic before federation would render
JAPAN'S WAR ON RATS.
Eastgetk Meseerss Tskea te Sesffsta the
Yokohama, June 1, via Victoria,
B. C. June 18. Much consternation
haa been awakened by the escape of a
rat at Tokio. The medjeel authori
ties of the Imperial uuiveraity were
engaged in experimenting on some
rodents in the introduction of plage
bacilli into their veins, when one of
the animals eluded their vigilance,
and aa a consequence several have
recently beeu diacovervd in the hos
pital infected with the disease. As a
result the war against them has
assumed huce proportion. The
Tokio municipality haa voted 30,000
yen, rat traps by the thoutaud are
diatributed among the people, and
a bounty of 5 sen each is offered for
their capture. With all this evi
dence of consternation there is no
need of fear that the the d'.seaaernn
gain a loot hold in the country In
which such measurea (or prevention
have been taken. While sKradic
rase appear here and there, they
are instantly isolated, and the spread
of the contagion ia rendered practi
cally impossible. The authorities
do not hesitate to adopt tho moat
drastio measures in each instance,
and as a result the empire is today in
a better sanitary condition than any
other nation in the world.
The cabinet muddle ia not only
still unsettled, but it beconiea every
day more complicated and hoich ol
solution. The source of trouble,
while dignllled aa a strife between
the principle of a party ininsitry
and that ol an imlcenihnt cabinet,
responsible only to the sovereign, is
almost lost sight ot in the pettiness
ot the political squabbles which have
come to tho surface, making it im-
poaaible for any statesman without
complete loss of self-respect, to un
dertake the task ot forming a minis
try. 8TRIKE OF TRACKMEN.
Employee ef the Canediea Pacific Will Oo
Out la a Body.
Vanoouver, B. 0., June 18. All ot
the Canadian Paciflo trackmen will go
out tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock,
the demand ot those in the eastern
division for an increase In wages ol 20
cents per day not having been ac
ceded to, Otliciala of the road state
that the granting of this demand
would mean an additional annual
expenditure ol $100,000. Men are
being secured to take charge ol
bridges and portions ot track where
surveillance is necessary, and it is
announced that all trains will be run
tomorrow as usual.
California Train Wreck.
Santa Crux, Cal June 15. The
narrow gauge Southern Pacific pas
senger train from San FranclBco was
wrecked today near Rlncon. Engi
neer James Stanley and Fireman
Henry Coyle were seriously Injured,
The locomotive, tender and bagguge
car were badly amaahed, The wrerk
occurred on a curve. The passenger
car, containing 40 people, did not
leave the track.
Battle on the Tonkin Frontier,
Tncoma, June 18. The stenniHhiu
Tacoma bring news from Hong
Kong that the trench forces in Ton
kin lost four nfllcers and 17 soldiors
in a light along the Tonkin frontier
with marauding bands of Chinese,
aggregating over 5(H). The Chinese
forces include 1,000 regulars who
preforred robbery to soldiering.
Many Chineso women were killed nnd
the Chinese were driven into Kwang
War Department Pleaicd
Washington, June 18. Officials
of the war department are very well
pleased with tho prospective surren
der of General Cailles, the Filipino
insurgent leader. Advices received
at the department indicate that thit
would occur soon. Cuilles is a man
of considnrulbe influence, who, with
'lis backing of some hundreds of men,
has been a menace to the efforts o
the artillery authorities to stamp out
the rebellion in Liuon. His capitu
lation, therefore, is quite satisfactory.
LIBERAL PARTY OF ENGLAND IS
DIVIDED OVER WAR.
Anaeeatiisisat by tht Secfetery et War ef tM
TerriMt Death Rata Aaaeaf Bear Ml
eeara Creates Sensation la erl lament
Peltry ef War Department Is Severely
Criticised -Reform frsealied.
" London, June 10. Replying to
((uestions in the House of Commons,
Mr. Urodcrlck, the war secretary,
said there are 40,229 persons in the
"concentration camM ol the , Trans
vaal and Orange River colony. The
dm the in theae camps (or the month
ot May numbered m men and women
and SIS children. The announcement
rt' the mortality waa TecaWvd with
groans from the Irish members and
erics ol "rViandalmia. " Mr, Brod
erick added that the authorities are
arranging (or the release ot the women
and children who have (riends to re
ceive them, but the governent could
nut undertake to locate theln in iso
lated planes, s
The division In the house of com
mons on the motion made by Lloyd
to adjourn the house on the question
ot the treatment of Boer women and
children, w hich waa rejected by a
vote of 253 to 134, served to eocont ti
nts the aplit in the Liberal party on
the government's tar east policy. Hir
Henry Campbell-Bannermaun, ' the
Lileml leader, also denounced the
policy ot concentrating women and
children in campa ami with a num
ber ot other, voted In the minority
on the motion. About SO Liberal
Imperialists abstained from voting as
a protest agalnat the liannermami-Ifarcourt-Morley
section of the house
ot commons identifying themsclvee
an closely with the extreme jro
Boers. BOERS GAINING STRENGTH.
Taking On Many Ricmrtt fmm Dutch Dist
ricts ef Caps Col say.
New Yore-, June 19. The situa
tion Iu Booth Afrioa ia far from sat
isfactory just now to Englishmen,
says the Tribunes' London corn
iHiudent. It ia believed that the
lloera are gaining many recruits from
the Dutch districlo of Cae Colony,
and in spite ot Mr. Chamberlain's
calm aasertion that the ember of
war are only smoldering, it looks very
much a if they had burst Into flauitw.
A queetion will shortly l put in
the Liberal beuchee iu the ' house of
commons as to the proiawed suspen
sion of the constitution in Cape Col
ony. There ia a general belief that
Mr, Chamberlain and Lord Miller
will hesitate befure taking this step.
Lawyer ate ol the opinion that the
only w'a it eon Id be legally accom
plished would lw by an act of parlia
ment, ami iu the present state of pub
lic bosincM the government will
scarcely care to invite opposition on
such an issue.
Boers Win Never Give Up.
Denver, June 19. Commandant W.
D. 8nyman, of the tvmth African re
public, is in lHnver on a lect ure tour,
the proceeds of which are to aid the
"The struggle in South Afiicais
not a race animosity," said Com
mandant Unyiuao. "It is an awful
war, a political war, brought about by
political gamblers and speculators,
and so long aa they have life the
Btrs will light for their liberty.
Our wives and daughters will pray
and fight with us. Mothers send
their sons into battle with a prayer.
Widows and orphans are surTcring,
yet believing that Uotl will bring
them Anally to victory,"
,v Kllchner Mas Moved.
London, June 19. Lord Kitchener
has not yet cabled tho details ot the
reverse of the Victorian Rifles ol
General Beaaton's column at Htoen
koelspruit, June 12. Small affairs
continue to be reported from South
Alrica, Schcerper'a commando is
locked in at Murrayahurg, in Cape
Colony. Lord Kitchener 'has moved
Wanti te forget the Maine.
Madrid, June 16. At a council ot
the Cabinet held yesterday, the Queen
Regent presiding, it waa doclded that
any claims emanating from American
subjects rolatlve to the destruction of
the battle ship Maine In Havana har
bor should be addressed to the Gov
ernment of the United States, in con
formity with the Treaty ot Parts.
Machlnliti In the South will Strike.
.' Savanah, Ga., June 19. A com
mittee of union machinists waited on
Superintendent of Motive Power 8y
moods, of the Plant system today,
and notified him that they had been
Instructed by the union to demand a
nine hour day with 10 hours' pay.
One hundred and fifty men are em
ployed in the Plant shops here. If a
Satisfactory answer to their demand
is not given by noon tomorrow, all
the union men in the shops will go
New York, June 19. Thomas Cur
til Clarke, consulting engineer and
ex-presidout of the American Society
ot Civil Engineers, ia dead at his
homo in this city. He waa born at
Newton, Mass,, in 1827, and was
graduated from Harvard in 1848,
He was known as a bridge cnglnoor
and designer, and built over 250 miles
ot iron and steel bridges, viaducts
and elevated railways.
Army Order Regarding Liquort.
-Washington, June 19, The secre
tary ol war directs the publication ot
the following order for the informa
tion of the army; "No malt, vinous
or sprituous liquors will bo purchased
by tho subsistence department for any
purpose. Supplies thereof needed in
medical or hospital practice, or for
uhc In the diet of soldiers too sick to
use'the army ration, will be provided
by the medical department."
EARL WAS A BIGAMIST.
Bat tile lordship. Wst Armtea oa His R
turn te England,
London, June 19, Earl Bussell
was arrested today en a charge of
having contracted a bigamous mar
riage in the United States.
The Earl was met at the railway
station upon hi arrival from the
country by detectives with a warrant
and waa taken to the Bow street po
lice oourt," where he was formally
charged. The nobleman appeared to
While Earl Russell waited in the
ante room the summons to appear
before the magistrate, the woman ha
married in America joined him.
When the case waa called a represent
ative of the public prosecutor said
the prisoner waa charged with felon
iously marrying Mrs, Mollie Somer-
ville, daughter of the lata George
(onke, of Cumbernauld, Botoland.
The prosecution proceeded to out
line the Karl's marriage te Mabel
Scott, hi first countess), their separ
ation and hia luhsequent disappear
slice from England with a neighbor,
Mrs, Homnrville, and discovery that
he and Mrs. Homerville were located
together at Reno.eNev. April 14,
1U00, Karl Russell obtained a license
to marry Mollie Cooke, otherwise
Mrs. Homerville, in Nevada, and a
judge performed the ceremony April
Counsel (or the Earl pointed out
that the prosecution omitted mention
of the divorce proceedings instituted
by bis lordship in America, In the
event of a conviction the caae will bt
taken to the house of lords, aa Lord
itiiMcl! ia entitled a to a trial by his
. SERVANT GIRLS' UNION.
Work ef Orgsnlutiea b la Fretyeie ke CM-cage-Elfht
Chicago, June 19. Union labor i
to take a hand in the aervant problem
In Chicago. It has been decided by
the local branch of the Woman's In
ternational Isabel League to start a
vigorous crusade tor the organisation
ot the thousands of girls whose work
is in the homes of Chicago, The
announcement of the league's decision
was made on the floor of the Chicagc
Federation of Labor and waa received
with applause by the delegates to the
assembly. Committees have been
apN)iiittd and the work ot organising
the union will begin at once. The
union will announce a regular scale ol
wagee. An eight hour day will be de
clared iu vogue, with extra pay lot
holidays and overtime. The numli
nt afternoons each aervant girl may
have for recreation each week alec
will le stipulated. . It was estimated
that there were more than fXKI.OOC
Ctrl and women In Chicago willing
and eligible for this new movement.
They will work in sympathy with
a 111 I iated ot gu n it ions of female labor.
CONCESSION IS A8KED.
Mormons Waal te Settle ea Cove mine nt
Lends Vacated ay India.
Mexico City, Juno 19. A Mormon
agent, Janice Cannon, is here (or tht
puroe of securing from the govern
ment a concession for settling 1,000
Mormons iu Honors, on the landi
from which the Yaqul Indians have
been driven. Mr. Cannon says:
"We believe that if suitable tracts
ot lands are placed at our disposal in
the Yaqul country, we will do much
in this country in the interest ol
peace, for the Mormon church ha
faced the Indian problem almost
since its orgnnitatinn. We require
no riflea in our management of the
red brother, and are always instilling
into hia mind that we are his friends
and not his toes. If the concession
is obtained, a commiMioner will be
st-nt at onco into the Yaqui territory
by the Mormon church for the pur
pose of ascertaining the attitude ot
the Indians, and if peaceful a con
tract will lie made and lands pur
chased from tho Yaquia."
Brazil Settles American Claim.
Washington, June 19. A cable
gram received at tho state depart
ment from United States Consul'
Bryan, nt Petroxolin, announces that
the Brazilian government haa paid
the indemnity requested for the de
struction by a mob of Baptist Chapel,
In the province of Nichtheroy, main
tained by the American Baptist mis
lion. Accident te Aclreti.
Clcvleand, O,. June 19. Mrs.
Anna Chapman, a member ot the
Eugenie Blair dramatic company,
now playing at the Lyceum theater,
In this city, full through a trap door
tonight and sustained a fractured
skull. Her condition is serious.
Gravel ef Soldleri Decorated.
Tien Tsin, June 19. This being
the anniversary of the beginning ot
the liege ot Tien Tsin the ladies to
day decorated the graves ot the sold
iers of all nationalities.
Dlaspproved by Pruldeat
Washington, June 19. The presi
dent haa disapproved an act of the
Cherokee Indian council providing
for a committee to execute a new ar
rangement with the Dawes commis
sion, i ne trine, by popular vote.
recently objected, by a majority of
over 1,000 votes, to the agreement
which had been mada between its
representatives and the Dawes com
mission. New Regiment About Completed,
Washington, June 19. The new
regiments, organised under the. reor
ganization law, are about completed.
The two regiments fartherest behind
are the Thirteenth cavalry at Fort
Mead, and the Twenty-eighth infant
ry at Vancouver.
Secretary Hay Again at Work.
Washington, June 19. Secretary
Hay. has returned to Washington
from Buffalo and resumed his duties
at the state department.
BAD FIRE AT NOME
TOTAL LOSS IS ESTIMATED AT
ABOUT SI 37,000.
Far DepeHateat Eaperleaced Great MMcaky
1 la flgMtnf the Fleaves, ea Aeceisat ef
the Hoe Being MM wtta ksStaamsr
Nosm CMy h fine Boot Out Freea Nome
' This Season Tattled wit Ice.
Port Townnend, June 19. The
steamer Nome City, the first of the
Nome fleet, arrived last evening,
direct from Cape Nome, having sailed
(or PugH sound June 8.
Nome waa subjected to a most
disastrous fire May 25. The blase
started in a building at the corner ol
Ntedman avenue and First street, and
anon leaped acroa to the old Court
building, Later other large buildings
caught. The (ire department exper
ienced great difficulty in fighting the
flames, owing to the hose being filled
with lee. The crowds aided mater
ially in preventing the spread of the
fire to other buildings, the flames
being extinguished ea the buildings
on fire were consumed. Judge T. P.
Ryan and his wife barely escaped with
their Uvea, losing all they poaanased
In the way of furniture and clothing.
The Mai loaaea are placed at 128,500.
Business haa been resumed and the
effects of the (Ire are not expected to
result in more than a temporary blow
to the prosperity of the town.
The Nome City managed to find an
open channel in the ice a considerable
distance west ot the usual course
taken by vessels sailing for that place,
and succeeded in getting within a few
mila ot Nome. She discharged her
cargo on the ice, and also lauded her
passengers. Just aa everything waa
safely taken to the mainland the ice
broke, and the ateamer had a hard
time in working her way back to the
open sea. Before the ice broke, how
ever, 10 passengers, aix women and
tour men, succeeded in boarding her.
The steam schooner Jeanie was the
first vessel to reach Nome this year,
as well aa last season. She had land
ed her freight and passengers before
the Nome City arrived. Although
she started on her return voyage three
days ahead of the Nome City, she la
still on her way down. The captain
ol the Nome City aaya it waa a streak
of good luck that hia veenel and the
Jeanie got in when they did, and ex
presses hia opinion that no other vea
el will reach Nome before the latter
part of this month, aa the ice had
broken in many places and was rapid
ly eliding in on the open channel.
He had a harder time getting out
than he had to go in. , Hia vessel
bear evidence of this tact, aa her
idea arc scraped ajnd slivered from
contact with he. . v
Passengers report tltat Nome daring
the winter was well provided with
provisions. There waa Utile sick
ness, and the weather waa good, with
the except ion of one or ' tw - severe
storms.' . :
The Nome City remained here just
long enough to pass United States
quarantine inspection and then pro
ceeded up Puget sound.
DEATH OF PINGREE.
Ex-Gevemor ef Mkhlgae Pasted Away la
London, June 19, Ex-Governor
Haien S. Pingree, of Michigan, died
here last night at 11 :3i. His son was
the only one present at the time.
The attending doctors left Mr. Fili
gree's bedside at about 11 :15, prom
ising to return shortly. H. 8. Pin
grec, Jr., who had been watching at
his father's side tor four days, and
who had not removed his clothes dur
ing the time, noticed a sudden change
in his father's condition. He had
hardly reached the patient's bedside
when his father died peacefully with
out warning and without speaking
Young Pingree has wired to his
mother and uncle in the United
Statee not to come to London. The
body of the late Mr. Pingree will be
embalmed and taken to his home.
The diagnosis made by London
stecialista of the cancerous affection
of the intestine, from which Mr. Pin-
tree suffered, left no hope for the pa
ient'a recovery. Toward the end of
hia illness Mr. ringroo suffered great
pain, and weakened rapidly. He was
unable to retain nourishment. His
mind, however, remained fairly clear.
Boiler Makers' Strike Ended.
Tacoma, June 20. The boilermak
ers' strike ended today, and all have
gone back to work. They were con
ceded a nine hour day and recogni
tion of the union. It is thought the'
machinists will tie at work before the
close ot the week.
Poetofliccs te Be Cenaolldated.
Washington, June 20. The fourth
class poetofflces of Fremont, Green
Lake, Ittona and Ross, wtihin the
city limits of Seattle, wilt tie consoli
dated with the Seattle office July IS.
University Station will be made a car
rier station, ' .
Exprsis Clsrk Arretted.
New York June 20. Robert Pen
toost, C. M. Brown and Thomas Mac
Carthy, three clersk employed In a
branch of Adams Express Company
were arrested today, charged with the
theft of $7,000 worth of jewelry. The
theft was discovered by the manager
of the branch office, who observed
that two seals on packages had been
tampered with. Investigation dis
closed that 12 packages were bousing.
Boer Threaten Cap Dutch.
Moltono, Cape Colony, June 20.'
Kritxinger and Fouche, the Doer
commanders, are busy placarding
Capo Colony with a proclamation to
the effect in accordance with the
powers assumed when the northern
part of Cape Colony was annexed to
the Orange Free State, 20 months ago,
any persons reporting the wherea
bouts of any Boer command will be
fined 50, or, in default, will be com
pelled to accompany the command on
toot (or three months.
IncruM ef War Veterans Drawing Penales
, Report et Cssagtrslsr ef Csereacy. '
In speaking on the work of the pen
sion bureau in the 11 niontha of the
current., fiscal year, Commissioner
Evans said the other day the .number
ot names added to the pension roll
during that period waa 49,309. '
Uncle Sam ia indebted to the state
of Illinois to the amount of $98,797 for
equipping volunteer who served dur
ing the Spanish ' war.- ! The ' total
amount ot the claim waa $630,744, ol
which $431,948 lie been paid- The
amount due the state of the middle
West are: Indiana, $123,020, out of a
total o(4274,6; Iowa, $56,066,! out
of a total ol $147,644: Kansas, $1,106,
out of a total of $37,787 ; Michigan,
$122,852, out of a total of $474,33$;
Minnesota, $148,207, out of a total of
$189,199; Nebraska, $2,828, out ot a
total of $35,836; Wisconsin, $11,611,
out of a total ol $127,040.
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All the reporte called (or by the
comptroller o( currency dealing with
the condition ol national banks at
tl.e close of business April 24 are in,
and the ahowing ia held by treasury
officials to be a remarkable one, far in
excess of anything of the kind in
history. There ia a total of 4064
bank; at the close of businesa April
26, 1900, there were 3,631. Total
resources are $5,630,794,367; in 1900,
$4,811,956,048. Total individual de
posit $2,893,665,449; in 1900 they
were $2,449,212,656. Loan and die
count are $2,911,526,278; In 1900,
$2,566,034,990. Surplus funds and
undivided profile amount to $416,
017,134; in 1900 they were $383,757.
Order have been issued by the war
department for the laying up of the
army transports now engaged between
New York and Went Indian porta.
The secretary of war reached a decis
ion some time ago to place these ves
sels out of commission and abolish
the transport line between this coun
try, Cut and Porto Rico. It waa
the original intention of the depart
ment to dispose ef theae vessels at
anction, but General Bird, finally
prevailed uion the secretary ot war
not to aell them, hut to keep them
tor use in caae of emergency..' r .
The United States, through the
state department, haa politely de
clined a request made by Russia and
France that thi government join
with the other powers in guaranteeing
a loan ot $337,000,000 tor China so
that epmire may proceed to pay the
indemntiie settled upon by the seve
ral power? without Ion of time. The
amount due the United States govern
ment ia approximately $25,000,000.'
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An enormous man of the world haa
been placed iii what ia known asTRa
war room t the White Hf0i
was prepared by the coast aad get
deUe survey ,ajd cop tain e'l geo
graphical Information of a geperat
character. It also shdws lb loca
tion ot all the ocean cables in the
world, all coaling atations, and all
docks where shipa may be repaired.
Every foot of territory, including
even the smallest island, is marked
so aa to indicate the sovereignty to
which it is subject.
With a view to controlling the im
migration which haa been coming to
this country in violation of law Com
missioner General Powderly is in
favor of designating exclusive porta of
entry along the Canadian and Mexi
can borders for the admission of
aliens from over the border, r
Vandals in search of relics have dug
several hole in the mosaic floor di
rectly in front of the entrance to the
supreme court in thecapitol building.
President McKinley'a coachman
and footman have new liveries of a
dark green hue. They wear ailk hats
of the latest pattern, without cockadue.
The new livery is an improvement
over the old onewhich was tan col
ored. ' ' ' ' f
' Attorney General Knox haa bought
the residence of Mrs. George W
Childs on K street, The considera
tion is not given, although it is un
derstood that Mrs. Childs hod pre
viously asked $150,000 for the prop
erty. . The house is one of the - finest
private residences in the city. ,
ARE AT WORK AGAIN.
Moma Bros., ef Seattle, Hire Noa-Ualon Ma
chlnliti aad Carpenters.
Se.attle, June 18. Under the pro
tection ot armed guards, the Moran
Bros.' Company, metal workers and
shipbuilders, yesterday resumd work
in the boiler and.nachine depart
ments ot their plant in this city with
nonunion mechanics. Twenty non.
union boilermakera and machinists
were put to work at the old scale,.
$3.50 per day tor 10 hours work. In
addition the company haa 60 non
union carpenters at work. As yet
there has been no demonstration from
the strikers, but the company haa
secured the services of ,20 guards, who
are ready to patrol the worka with
riflea at a moments notice. "
Deiertlnj Volunteers Brought Back.
San Francisco, Juj 20. Among
the 12 military prisoncra who arrived
from Manila on the transport Penn
sylvania are two' member ot the"
Fortieth volunteers Mnder; sentence ot
five years at hard labor for desertion.
According to soldiers who came back
on the Pennsylvania, 'eight men de
serted from the Fortieth regiment .
while It was stationed in the northern
part of Mindanao during the period
from August to Novembei last year.
Th Buffalo Fir.
Buffalo, June 20j Fjre early today
swept out of existence all of the build
ings on Squaw island -fronting on the
Niagara river from. the foot of Ferry ,
street to a point three-quarters otaf
mile north. The loss is ni'the neigh
borhood of $500,000. A' dozen nap-
tha and steam launches, canal boats
and house boats anchored in the
harbor and veined at about ' $15,000
wore destroyed. A dock worth $25, -i
000 and scores of shanties and boat j
houses Joccupied by squatter added,
fuel to the foawtv