EVENTS OF THE DAY GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE TWO HEMISPHERES. Comprehensive Review of the Import. ant Happening! of the Past Week, Presented In Condensed Form, Most Llkelv to Prove Interesting to Our Many Readers. The race war at Danville, 111-, is over and quiet restored. The Japanese press is strongly favor of war with Russia. in Cardinal Gibbons received a very rwrlinl recention on bis arrival at Rome. A convention to organize a new re form political party is now in session at Denver. The Britiah press terms Russian official's words cn Manchurian situa tion as insulting. A Texas contractor attempted to bribe an army officer by sending him $200 in a box of cigars. Preparations are completed for the hnldina of the conclave which will elect a successor to Pope Leo. Satisfactory progress is being made in the trade treaty negotiations tween the United States and China the opening of Mancbunan ports. be for A coke trust, headed by the Frick nnnl cnmnanv. is to be formed. The capital is placed at 17,000,000. The) new concern has control of 10,000 ai res of coal land. The discovery of four boxes of dyna mite in the mountains three miles from Kelson, B. C, with the date 1881 marked on them has led to speculation as to a tragedy in which pioneer pros pectors were the victims. A fierce wind storm in the Boundary creek valley, B. C, has done $5,000 damage. It blew down a steel smoke stack at the Greenwood smelter, over turned buildings, smashed windows and crippled telegraph and telephone wires. Several men were injured by falling trees. The pope's remmains have been laid in the temporary resting place. J Harriman will try to wrest the con trol of the Nqrthern Pacific from Hill. Secretary Root will recommend that troops in Alaska be given double time allowance. A high Russian official charges Great Britain with duplicity in the Man churian affair. Five men were hurt and $100,000 worth of property destroyed at a Terre Ilante, Ind., fire. Extreme hot weather prevails in eastern Nebraska. CropB are thought to have been injured. ..- The stubbornness of a Hungarian officer is responsible for the prostration of 450 soldiers by heat. Cardinal Gibbons surprised every body in Europe by appearing in ordi nary dreBB instead of robes. Canada is still in favor of reciprocity with the United States, despite Cham- . borltun'a policy for preferential trado A sensational note has been sent to President RooBevelt exposing a plan of Hungary to control its people in the United btateB. The battleship Kearsarge made the trip across the ocean in nine days, four and a half hours, an average speed ol 13.10 mile pan hour. She arrived on this side all ready for action. Thirty thousand p'ople viewed the remains of the late pove the second day they lay in state. Prince Ferdinand has fled from Bul garia and it is thought he will not re' turn to his throne. Indian cannibals on Tiburon Island capture'! a party of Mexican prosper tors, killed and ate them. Tom Johnson says he does not want , to be governor of Ohio but wuuld like to succeed llaiina as senator. Negro convicts in a Tennessee mine revolted and barricaded themselves in the mine. They will be starved out The famous fisherman ring has boon stolen from the dead pope's hand. Consternation prevails throughout the Vatican. At a meeting of the Lewis and Clark fair directors II. W. Scott was elected president and H. W. Goode director general. Taylor A Co. and W. L. Stow & Co., two wall street nrms, tailed as a re sult of trying to corner certain stocks. James P. Keene lost $1,500,000 by the transaction. The United States league of local loan and building associations is in ses sion at Boston. cardinal uiuuons nas formed a com bination with the French cardinals against Rampolla. Seventeen representatives of the Paul 1st order in the United States are in con' ference in New York. ' Cardinal Gotti is gaining strength in the race to succeed Pope Leo. James A. Mitchell, president of the Bell telephone company, of Pbiladel phla, ince 1805, has resigned. U. N. Bethel I, of New York, was elected to . succeed turn. Twenty clerks on the New York Cen tral railroad at Niagara tails, N. are accused of robbing freight. Six have been arrested, and five of these pleaded guilty. NATIONAL IRRIQATION CONQRESS. Utah Forwards Object With Liberal State Appropriation. Ogden, Utah, July 29. Unuenal efforts have been made to insure tne success of the 11th National Irrigation Congress, which will be held here September 15 to 18, inclusive. A lib eral state appropriation was made, and the amount has been doubled by private subscriptions from officers of the congress and from citizens of the city and state. The program has been ranged with the view practical benefit, and practical irrigation and carefully ar of achieving will include forestry les- sons, reports of experts, application of provisions of the reclamation act, state progress nnder the national act, views on settlement of legal complica tions and the pertinent and important theme of colonization. A9 Utah is the pioneer state in irri gation, special opportunities will be offered for the study of the history and progress of the science, and excursions will be arranged to enable delegates to take full advantage of the fact. Special terms have been secured from the railroads, and Ogden hotels have announced that there will be no advance in their rates. Complete ar rangements have been made for the en tertainment of visitors, reception com mittees being detailed to visit all trains. The basis of rpeiesentation in the congress will be: The governor of each state and ter ritory to appoint 20 delegated; the mayor of each city of less than 25,000 population to a point two delegates; the mayor of each city of more than 25,000 population to appoint four delegates; each board of county commissioners to appoint two delegates; each chamber of commerce, board of trade, commer cial club or real estate exchange to ap point two delegates ; each organized ir rigation, agricultural or livestock asso ciation ti appoint two delegates: each society of engineers to appoint two ilel egates; each irrigation company, emi gration society or agricultural college, and each college or university having chairs of hydraulic engineering or for estry to appoint two delegates. The following are delegates by virtue ot their respective offices: The presi dent and members of his cabinet: the duly ac red i ted representative of any foreign nation or colony; the govern or of any state or territory; any mem ber of the United States senate or house of repiesentatives: member of any state or territorial commission. FATAL CRASH IN FOQ. Two Trains In Minnesota Collide and Four Men are Killed. St. Paul. July 29. Two trains met in a head-on collisirn on the Chicago Great Wetsren this morning and the result is four men killed and 25 cr 30 passengers injured. The two trains were the Twin City Limited and a fas, freight. The limited was running as a firBt Bcction to Minneapolis. The second section con Hinted o! an excursion train running from Des Moines to Minneapolis and was three hours behind time. The fast freight, southbound, received an order at Dodge Center reading that the secon . section of the passenger train was three hours late and the crew evi dently misread the order and t tempted to make Vlaisty Siding, between Dodge Center and Hastings, Minn., thinking that it was the limited that was late. Meanwhile the limited waB poind ing along at regular speed . nd met the freight head-on just after it had rounded a curve at Vlasity. The morn ing was loggy and neither engineer saw the other in time to stop, although the engineer of the limited had applied the air brakes. That the two trains came together with terrific force was evidenced by the fact that!both engines werDadly dam aged andtho baggage and buffet cars weie completely wrecked, the Dag gageman was buried beneath a pile of trunks when the car was lifted off the track, but was taken out uninjured Qencral Davis Retires. Manila, July 29. Majot General Davis has transferred the command of the department of the Philippines to Major General James F. Wade, General Davis having been retired for old age, General Davitt' last act was to review all the troops about Manila. The re- enrdx in the case of First Lieutenant Foley, of the Fifth cavalry, who was court martialed on charges involving the embezzlement of soldiers' money and other financial irregularities, have been forwarded to Washington. Boy Not Fit For a King. St. Petersburg, July 5:9. A special 1st on the treatment of backward chil dren, at the command of the imperial government, examined and observed Prince George, the eldest son of King Peter Karagworgevieh of Servia, during the past week, and has reported to the emperor that the boy is a degenerate, Prince George is 16 years old. On June 12 a Berlin dispatch to the I.on don Times said that King Feter might abdicate in favor of his son. Razed By Lightning. Minneapolis, July 29. One of the worst wind, lightning and rain storms in the histury of the city struck Minne apolis todav. In Southeast Minneapo lis the financial loss will aggregate many thousands of dolars. Buildings were razed, others were unroofed and lightning splintered some Electric wires were prostrated and nearly all the street cars were tied up. CONVICTS ESCAPE THIRTEEN PRISONERS IN F0LS0M TAKE TO THE HILLS. Outbreak Was Unexpected and Officers Were Taken by Surprise Used Knives Made From Files to Capture Ouardi Looted Armory, and Secured Plenty of Arms and Ammunition. Folsom, Cal., July 29. Thirteen desperate convicts assault and over come the guard, capture the prison armory, make their escape and carry with them 11 officials and guards of the Folsom state prison, including War den Wilkinson and Captain R. S. Murphy. Such, in brief, was the news that startled the people of this community and sent a thrill through the length and breadth of the state this morning. This morning affairs at the prison went forward in the ordinary groove. There was no indication of trouble. The conspiracy of the desperate con victs whe bad decided on a dash for liberty, had been well kept. The pris oners marched into the dining room and had breakfast. After the meal the men marched out of the main gate of the prieon into the yard. The upper yard line was out and most of the stone line was through, when two prisoners turned suddenly on W. Chalmers, the onter gate keeper, and a dozen others rushed ior the captain's office, only a few feet to the left of the main en trance to the prison proper. Each oi the desperate men was armed with a "fi'e knife" or a razor, and in the twinkling of an eye they were in the midst of the assembled guards and officers, none of whom were armed, and ordered them to line up and march out. The convicts, having quelled all demonstrations made by the free men, started with their prisoners across the yard in the direction of the prison arm ory. Four guards were at the armory receiving their rifles preparatory to taking out their "lines." The convicts marched their prisoners up to the arm ory, and, holding their knives over tbem, demanded that the doors be opened. It was a case of opening the doors or slaughtering the warden, cap tain and other officials. Warden Wil kinson realized the useleesne-s of re sistance, and told the guards to open the armory doors. This was done, and the convicts took possession, secured 10 rifles, 25 revolvers and all the ammu nition they wanted, and then marched to the main entrance and demanded that the gate be opened. They again threatened their prisoners and the gate was orened. The convicts marched out and up the hill in the very teeth of the Gatling gtins trained on them. Their plan had worked even beyond the wildest hope of their imagination. Their prisoners were, their safeguard, and they had not lost a single man. Possos were started in pursuit, 21 guards, headed by lieutenants, and were after the ftigetives half an hour after they started. Sheriff Reese dep' utizeu j.j. h inters, wno gathered a posse and etaited on the trail over the mountains, and posses from Eldorado county were also put in motion. Battle With Convicts. Aubwrn, Cal., July 29. . fierce bat tie occurred between the escaped Fol som convicts and the officers tonight near Pilot Hill, in Eldorado county. The convicts were traveling in a f ur horse wagon, and after holding up and looting a store at Pilot Hill of provis ions, proceeded in the direction of Colona. Shortly after leaving Pilot Hill they were overtaken by posses from Sacra mento, Folsom and Placerville. Guard Curry, of the Folsom posse, opened ne gotiations bv shooting one of the horses attached to the convicts' wagon, and th'a blocked the advance and an open tight ensued. Convict Howard was killed outright and Seabis, a negro conviiit, was badly wounded. Two guards, who were with the convict", managed to escape. It was alsc noticed that Gordon and another convict, were missing, and it is presumed that they dropped out somewhere between Folsom and Pilot Hill and have taken to the woods, which anywhere in this locality would provide safe hiding. Panama Situation Grave. Washington, July 29. Consul Gud ger at Panama has made the following report by cable to the state department of the episode at that place: "Last night about 10 o'clock soldiers, headed f the commander-in-chief, searched the governor's house. The governor escaped, tried to reach the consulate, but was intercepted. Took refuge at the house of an American. Streets lined with soldiers. Arrested secre tary of state and departmental em ployes. Department has money." Thames Flood Damages. London, July 29. Heavy rains over the south of England caused serious floods and great damage in London. The underground railway was flooded and many printing rooms of London newspapers built in the underground district between Fleet street and the Embankment were flooded and unable to print. The heavv rains coincided with a high tide on the Thames, in undating several lowlying districts. Bid TIMBER DEAL. Harriman and Hill Unite In Effort to Control World's Market. San Francisco, July 28. The Bulle tin tays that E. H. Harriman and James J. Hill are uniting in a great timber deal, whereby they, with a num ber of associates, will control the lum ber market ol the world. ' They are se curing large tracts of forest land in Northern California and Oregon, through their agents, who have been for some time quietly buying property on the coast. Among the associates of the two railroad magnates are Frederick Weyerhaeuser, of Minneapolis, I. B. Walker, cf Minneapolis; Jacob Blod gett, of Grand Rapids, and a number of other members of influence in the vari ous timber sections of the Western states. E. W. Eberlin, of New York, has been in California for several months. He is Harriman's agent in this state, and has made frequent trips to the northern part of the state, where he has been buying up available timber lands. Eberlin has also been working toward securing options on timber land held by various Eastern people who purchased it since the boom in ' Cali fornia timber began about three years ago. . With the many minor holdings which Harriman and hia associates may count on, it is said that the plan is to merge the more valuable lands controlled by the Hill roads and the Southern Pacific into a trust. The Southern Pacific's principal holdings are represented in the grant of ten miles on each side of its road, lying between the southern boun dary line of Oregon and a point south of Portland, and consists o about 1, 000,00u acres of flr and sugar pine. In his plan to place these lands in a pool Harriman does so conditionally, with provisions for the protection of the com pany's creditors, to whom all the lands of the company are pkdged in security for its indebtedness. With the lands of the Hill and the Harriman roads and those of Walker, Weyerhaeurer and others in Washing ton, Oregon, Idaho and California under control, Harriman and his asso ciates would be in a position to control the lumber market of the world. RACE WAR ON. Illinois People Lynch One Negro While In Pursuit of Another. uanviue, in., July 28. A race war broke ont here tonight. While a mob of 600 men was on its way to the county jail to lynch James Wihon, a Bloomington negro, who had con' fessed to assaulting Mrs. Thomas Fur gess, wife of a farmer, an unknown negro hot and killed Henry Gatter man, white, a member of the mob, The murderous negro, a "refugee from Evansville, Ind., by the name of J. W. Mayfield, was later taken from the city jail and lynched by the mob, and three other negroes who attacked the white1? were badly beaten. The mob fina ly resumed its march to the coun ty jail, determined to lynch Wilson. When the mob reached tbe jail, it was fired upon by the sheriff. Nine persons were wounded and the crowd scattered. The entire police force, numbering about 20, has been called ont, and this, with 12 deputy sheriff a Tand Sheriff Whitlock, forms a gsrrison at the jail. Wilson admitted tnat he at tacked Mrs. Burgess, but denies that he criminally assaulted her. After the nergo had made these statements. Sheriff Whitlock went to the outside of the jail and pleaded with the mob to disperse. His brief address was In tel rip ted by shouts from the mob, members of which loudly declared their determination to have the ne gro's life sooner or later. Trains Collide at Crossing. Hutchinson, Kan., July 28 A core of persons were injured two fatally, in a wreck of the Santa Fe east bound train No. 2 and a Missouri Pacific north bound train at the junction west of this city today. Both trains were running behind schedule time. The Missouri Pacific tiain was just crossing the Santa Fe tracks when the Santa Fe train came aronnd the bend at a tremendous speed. The heavy mogul crashed into the rear cars of the Missouri Pacific, piling them into the ditch. Make War on riosqulto. New York July 28. Another step has ben taken in war on the misquito in New Jersey. Representatives of 21 cities and towns, at a meeting in Newark, have formed an organization to be knwon as the conference commit tee on misquito extermination. The object as set forth is to rid New Jersey of the misquito. both of the marsh breeding and malarial kinds. Practical work will begin at once and remedial egislation vigorously pushed. Oovernor Hunt to Resign. Oyster,' Bay, July 28. It is under stood that Governor Hunt, of Porto Rico, has indicated his intention of re linquishing the island governorship. When his resignation will take effect is not known definitely. IS NOT FOR WAR JAPAN WILL PURSUE A WAITLNQ POLICY. Along the Same Lines a Those Ob served by United States Fallur; 0f Russia to Withdraw October 1 Will Be Followed by Serious Move on Part of Mikado. London, July 27. Japan has de. cided to adopt the policy of waiting and watching Russia, advocated by Urwt Britain. In the meantime she- will urge China to carry out the assurances given to the United States respecting Manchuria, and will endeavor to ob tain the opening of -additional ports. At the Japanese legation here the fol lowing statement was made by an official to the Auuocrciated Press: "I can aaraure you that the talk of war bet wwii Russia and Japan ia an invention. Japan has not the least in tention of taking that course. She proposes to wait and maintain her atti tude of watchfulness. Japan and America are acting on the same lines, and it would be difficult for any other power to withstand the pressure thej and Great Britain could apply." it is said that Japan intends to do nothing until October, when the final evacuation of Manchuria must occur. The failure of Rusbia to withdraw from Manchuria vould be followed by a seri ous move on the part of Japan. ihe Russian embassy here regrets the confusion which has resulted in conse quence of the report that has arisen that Prince Ching, head of the Chi nese foreign office, has written to Min ister Conger refusing to open po'ts in Manshuria. The Russian officials at Washington believed that the note ww sent before China gave her assu-ances, and they aseerted-positively that Russia intends to carry out to the letter the as surances she has given, and will not in terpose obstacles in the wav of China's observing her pledge to Secretary. Hay. EXHIBIT FROM ALASKA. If People Will Collect It They Will Have Fine Building. Washington. July 27. The interior department today telegraphed Governor Brady that Assistant Secretary Ryan win comer with authorized represent tives irom Alaska at Seattle on August 8 relative to the Alaska exhibit for the world's fair at St. Louis. Secretary Ryan says the conference will consider whether or not, by means and agencies of their own, the people of Alaska hall collect their exhibit and deliver it at a given place. The house committee at the time the Alaskan appropriation was made, un derstand that the Alaska people con templated doing this in their own way and with their own funds. In such case Secretary Ryan believes an ex hibit could be collected and installed that would he of especial public inter est and highly creditable to Alaska, as it would leave the sum appropriated bv congress for the construction of a cred itable building in which to install the Alaskan exhibit and meet all other necessary expenses. Should the peo ple of Alaska not care to undertake such collection- and delivery of their exhibit independently, other plans will be discussed. ONLY AN ORNAMENT. Yaqulna Bay Customs Collection District Is Too Cosily. Washintgon, July 2'. If the treas ury department can bring sufficient in fluence to bear on congress at the com ing session, the Yaquina customs-collection district of Oregon will either be entirely abandoned or a new provision will be made for the pay of the collec tor at that port based on the amount of annual receipts. The annual report of the auditor for the treasury ehows that the salary of this omciai has been 11,000 a year, and yet his yearly collections for customs have averaged just 40 cents. There are a number of other instances of this character on record where the govern ment is paying out considerable in sal aries to collector" and is deriving prac tically no revenue from abandoned or unimportant ports. Relief for Stricken. Patorson, N J., July 27. Mayor John Hinchcliffe today called together the leading citizens of Paterson to de vise ways and means of providing relief for the people most sorely stricken by the tornado, which wrcnght death and devastation in this city yesterday. Two thousand began today clearing the wreckage ftrewn in the streets by the storm. In Bumming up the tornado's work, Patterson today counts three dead, 100 injured, 50 families made home less, and a property loss estimated at $200,000. Roberta' Coming Not Assured. "London, July 27. The statement cabled to the United States to the effect that the British cabinet had vetoed the proposed visit of Lord Roberts to the United States is as inacuratn as was the original announcement that Lord Roberts had definitely determined to make the visit. The truth ia that the whole matter has always been indefi nite. Lord Roberta has said and still says be will visit tbe United State in tbe Autumn if hia duties will premit. Last of Jail-Breakers Caught. Junction City, Kan., July 27. Har ry Barney, the highway robber who es caped from the county jail here two weeks ago in company with Gilbert Mull ins. leader ef the famous Fort Leavenworth Liutiny of 1901, and two others, was caotuied ten miles north of Junction City this evening. The oth ers had been prveiously captured. " . ALL TO THE CHURCH. Will of Pope Leo Bequeaths Property ta Succfaa'tr. Rome, July Jo. 'be will of Pope Lw XIII was Vas ope-ned today at the congregation card'inals. It was the intention of the ctudinals to maintain the strictest eecrey conceraing its con tents, but it is learned that it compris es SO sheets in the handwriting of the late pope, xcept additions evidently made in- his later years when the pope found" considerable difficulty in writ ing, owing to the trembling of his Knd. The earlier portions of the tes tament include the recommendation which the testator addressed to his ex ecutors, Cardinals Rampolla, Mocenni and Cietoni, on the best way to con tinue the religious impulse given to the rhunh as well as the policy followed by the holy see daring later years. The document then enumerates all the property which Leo posetsed and pro rides that it shall go to hia successor for the benefit of the church, including even the presents, which might perhaps be considered personal rather than gifts to the pontiffs at such. To she members of his family, the pope left a present for each to be chosen from the valuable objects in bis apart ments and similar gilts were be queathed to his doctors. All the land purchased and buildings erected for in stitutions personally founded by Leo are put in the name ot the holy see to avoid possible clrima from relatives,, as tbe pope probably remembered that some time after the death of Pius IX, the latter's nephews instituted a suit against the church, claiming 15,000 francs as their portion cf the estate. The will ends by providing that his PEOPLE, SEH THE DEAD POPE. Oreat Crowd at St. Peter's to Obtain Last View of Dead Pontiff. Rome, July 23. From sunrise today until sunset thousands of people passed before the bier of Leo XIII, lying ia state in the basilica of St. Peter's. It was originally intended that this op portunity to view the body Bhonld run through three days, but tonight it is learned that the funeral may be held Friday instead of Saturday night, owing to the evidence that decomposition ia letting in. This is due to today's severe heat, from which no embalming could perfectly protect the body. The impression of those who today passed before tbe gates of St. Peter's to view the body was one of intense pity combined with a certain sense of hor ror. The body waa tilted, up on the catafalque in order that all might see I the terribly shrunken faee. An ordin ary skull in a frame of gold lying ia the midst of a mass of red robes could scarcelv have been more typial of death. Except at sunrise when the crush threatened a panic, all those who vis ited it had an opportunity ef entering St. Peter's. During the dav many of. those who passed in stopped 'before tbe catafalque to say a quiet prayer. Hun dreds of women and even some of the men carried children in their arms. JAPAN STRIPS FOR WAR. But Russia Will Not Yield and Pours Troops Eastward. London, July 25. The Daily Mail's Tokia correspondent sends.rather an alarming view of the situation in the report to his paper. He says that Rus sia's retention of Manchuria, the in crease of her fleet, the dispatch of re inforcements to Manchuria, the south ward movement of the occupying army in Manchuria and the defiant condui t on tbe Corean frontier alarmed the Japanese, many of whom are convinced that it would , be better to fight now than risk the eventual loss of Corea and the relegation of Japan to a sec ondary place. He says the Japanese are accumulat ing stores and negotiating tho purchase of ships; that a squadron is off Vladi vostok, to which port Russian vessels have been sent as a precaution, and that both fleets are ready for action at any moment. He says that a perusal of the Siberian press reveals the aggres sive spirit of the Russian military part; that the Russians believe they will lose prestige if they give wav now, with the result that their far Eastern, empire will be lost and Japanese influence will become predominant. Will Show Big Timber. St. Louis, July 25. The plans for the state of Washington's pavilion were submitted today. Thev provider for a five story structure composed in the main of eight gigantic timbers, forming an octagonal pvramid. The height of the building will be 166 feet. Louis J. Mlilet, of Chicago, waa today appointed chief of the department of mural and decorative painting of the world's fair. He designed and exe cuted the golden door of the transporta tion building at the Chicago world's fair. Rebels Worry Turkey. Constanitnople, Ju'y 25. The in creasing activity of the revolutionist in Macedonia and the difficulties en countered by the Turkish troops, are producing an unpleasant effect in offi cial quarters, and apprehension in dip lomatic circles, where it is believed the eixsting situation will lead to fresh de mands on the part of eflieaeiousEurope an control. Even the Austrians and Russians now admit that the reform scheme is inadequate. Cannot Stand Jeers. Chicago, July 25. Adolph Ehtnan, a member of the firm of Charles Eh man & Co., mantle manufacturers, angered by tbe jeers of a crowd of un ion workmen while he was acting as guard over nonunion men, shot and ser iously wounded Robert Knter, one ot his tormentors, today. Ehman waa arrested.