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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1901.
DESIGNS OF RUSSIA
Cassini Says She Has Her
Rights in Manchuria.
MUST PROTECT HER ROAD
Would Have Been Justified In De
claring War on China The Al
leged Secret Treaty Occu
pation Not Permanent
"WASHINGTON, March 13. The Bus
elan Ambassador, Count Cassini, was In
terviewed today concerning the reiterated
reports as to Russia's designs on Man
churia. Count Cassini said he was not
authorized to make any official declara
tion on the part of his government, but,
in view of the constant reports, he con
sented to state his Individual views, based
on his long eervlce in China, and his fa
miliarity with the general policy Russia
has consistently maintained toward China.
The Ambassador first called attention
to the Chinese Invasion of Russia terri
tory last Summer. There Is a great
stretch of border between the two em
pires, about SO00 kilometers in length, and
ever the Manchurlan border the Chinese
forces, he said, poured, committing depre
dations and threatening Russian inter
ests. This Invasion was of such a char
acter, the Ambassador said, that Russia
would have been justified then and there
In declaring war against China and taking
Manchuria. Such a course would have
been justified by every principle of inter
national law, and the right of Russia in
this respect could not have been doubted
by any other nation. Count Cassini added
that if Russia had been disposed to exer
cise this undoubted right she had the
military force on the ground today to
execute It But Russia did not at that
time take Manchuria, and in that very
fact, the Ambassador said, was the best
answer to the present reports of Russia's
purpose to absorb Manchuria. If she had
Jiot chosen to take Manchuria when the
opportunity was open and clear, why
should there be a step In that direction
now. The Ambassador said that frequent
reference was being made in foreign pub
lications, and in this country, to the pres
ence of Russian troops In Manchuria, and
the writers expressed some surprise at
their presence there. "Why are Russian
troops in Manchuria? was frequently
asked. In reply, the Ambassador asked:
"Why are German troops, British troops,
American troops and other troops in Pe
kln? There seemed to be no surprise
about this latter condition, and yet it was
exactly parallel to the presence of the
Russian troops in Manchuria. In each
case depredations were being committed,
foreign interests were in jeopardy, and
each nation sent Its troops to give due
protection to the lives and property of
its people, and to prevent the recurrence
of disorder. In Manchuria the Russian
civil engineers at one time had been
driven away from work along the Trans
Siberian Railway, with its spurs south
ward to Port Arthur, and eastward to
"Vladlvostock. It was necessary to give
adequate protection to the engineers and
to the railway as well.
Count Cassini pointed out the extent of
this great enterprise, with Ite benefits' of
traffic, not only to Russia, but to the
world at large, and the prospect of Its
cumpieuon witnin tne next 14 months. Ho
said there was not the slightest question
as to the right of Russia to construct the
line across Chinese territory, and with
this authority tarae the necessity of pro
tecting the line and the interests con
nected with it against depredation.
Inquiry was made of Count Cassini as
to the specific report that an agreement
containing a number of articles was about
to be consummated between Russia and
China. The Ambassador suggested that
such reports must be taken with a great
deal of allowance, particularly if they
emanated from Shanghai, which, accord
ing to his own experience, he said, was a
point whence fabrications were sent out
He was not advised of such an agreement
and In the absence of such advice he did
not, he said, feel at liberty to discuss the
subject. But on general principles, he
pointed out that any agreement or under
standing which Russia might make with
China would Involve two essential feat
ures, namely: First, adequate protection
for Russian Interests in Manchuria, In
order that there might bo no repetition
of disorder and danirer to life and prop
erty; .and, eecond, the maintenance of
China's territorial Integrity. As far baok
as August 25, Count Cassini pointed out,
the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs,
in a formal note, had announced clearly
and distinctly the policy of Russia in re
gard to Manchuria. In accordance with
that declaration it could not be doubted
that when order had been established in
Manchuria and measures taken for the
protection of railway construction, Russia
would recall her troops from Manchuria,
provided the action of other powers did
not place an obstacle in the way of such
a measure. The Ambassador remarked
that there was really no occasion for re
newing attention to this note of August
25 any more than there was need of reit
erating tho declaration of other notes ex
changed at that time; but, in tho view of
the Ambassador, that note made it clear
that whatever might be the understand
ing in Manchuria, that territory would
remain a part of China.
HOCICHILIi STILI. PERSISTS
In Tiring: to Secure Knslcr Terms
WASHINGTON, March 13.-Mr. Rock
hill, special United States Commissioner
at Pekln, has not yet been able to Inform
the State Department of the character of
the agreement said to have been reached
by the foreign Ministers relative to the
basis of indemnity claims, though he has
been in communication with the depart
ment on the general subject. It is ap
prehended that the final agreement is
still distant. The pursuance of the puni
tive expeditions and the insistence of
some of the Ministers upon designating
more Chinese notables for execution is re
garded here as sure to result In the fail
ure of negotiations, if persisted in, and
Mr. Rockhill is using all of his powers,
by express direction of the department,
to induce the Ministers and the military
powers to cease what are regarded as
ruthless and bloody measures.
Foreigner Killed In China.
BERLIN, March 13. Nothing Is known
here officially regarding the report from
Washington that Prince Chlng and LI
Hung Chang have asked the United
States to Induce Russia to abandon the
The Pekin correspondent of the Lokal
Anzelger gives statistics as to the num
ber of, foreign Christians killed during
the troubles, exclubive of the Pekln
siege. He enumerates US Englishmen, 73
Americans, Swedes and Norwegians 25
Frenchmen. 11 Belgians. 10 Italians 'and
Swiss and one German. He estimates
that 30,000 native Christians perished.
List of Proscribed Tovrns.
PEKIN, March 13. The foreign Minis
ters Joday sent to the Chinese plenipo
tentiaries a list of the towns and cities
in China where the examinations for the
civil service will not be permitted for
five years. They also requested the Chi
nese authorities to appoint a commission
to act with a man appointed by the Min
isters to assess the value of private prop
erty taken for legation purposes.
Banking; Monopoly- at Port Arthnr.
LONDON, March 14. "The Chartered
Bank agency at Port Arthur has been
compelled to close," says the Shanghai
correspondent of the Times, "Russia hav
ing declared a banking monopoly there in
favor of the Russo-Chlnese Bank."
WILL REMOVE OBSTACLES.
Colombia "Want Vn to Control the
WASHINGTON, March 13. Senor Mar
tinez Sllvela, Minister of Foreign Affairs
for the Republic of Colombia, and at
present accredited as Colombian Minister
to Washington, had another conference
with Secretary Hay tonight in connection
with the Informal discussion concerning
the Panama Canal route lying within Co
lombia. It cannot be said that any for
mal negotiations are under way, or even
are open, but the presence of Sllvela here
at this time gives assurance that If there
Is any disposition on the part of the
American authorities to take up the .canal
question with the Colombian Government,
the latter Is now disposed to remove any
obstacles on her part In the way of adop
tion of that route. It Is recognized that
there are three parties to any nee;otia
tlons which would be undertaken namely,
the United States Government, the Co
lombian Government and the French com
pany. The purpose Is to see If there is
any means of reconciling the Interests
and of disposing of all three parties. Dr.
Sllvela said today that the French pro
jectors had a concession which had been
renewed for six years, but if the Ameri
can Government desired the Panama
route, he said, there can be an arrange
ment effected to meet the requirements
set forth in the recent report of the
OPIMOSS OF COM3IOXERS.
JVo Cause for HostHItfcH Over the
NEW YORK, March 13.-A number of
members of Parliament expressed their
opinion on the treaty situation to the
London correspondent of the Journal and
Advertiser after the rejection of the Hay
Pauncefote treaty had been brought to
the attention of the House of Commons.
John Burns, expressing the Industrial
view, said: "Whatever is the difference
between the two countries, whether upon
fortification or anything else. It is not
worth a day's estrangement."
Ir Langley, membor for Sheffield, said:
"No one is able to foresee trouble over this
treaty business, although America wants
to snuff out Sheffield with Its Iron and
Northamptonshire with its boots. Our
Yankee friends have always talked big.
It Is their nature. No doubt the canal is
tho right thing, but Just Imagine a Chan
cellor of the Exchequer In these depressed
times of ours, asking Parliament to guar
antee an advance upon an undertaking of
such doubtful revenue for, after all. the
Nicaragua Canal is not the Suez Canal,
and never will be from the point of view
of the shrewd investor."
James O'Kelly, of Roscommons, said:
America Is right in safeguarding her In
terests in a great International work
whose fate really depends upon her Initi
ative." Speaking of the attitude of tho English
press on the treatv si tun t Inn riienot.,
.to the Tribune from London says:
.mere is no note of triumph In the ar
ticles which have appeared since the re
jection of the Senate amendments to tho
canal treay. The language is moderate
and there is a general disposition to drop
the subject as quickly as 'possible, with
out giving offense to the Americans. These
who have seen the text of the memoran
dum say that the relnetinn mn,i in
i terms of courtesy and dignity, and are
touijueni mai me lucidity and fairness
with which the British objections are
urged will make a good Impression in
GHck leads in the six-day walk with a
score of 275 miles.
The Denver Democratic convention nom
inated Mrs. Eliza M. Anderson for City
Colonel W. J. Cllft, one of the most
noted criminals lawyers in the South is
dead at Chattanooga. '
A passonger train was ditched near Sol
dier, Kan.. In which 11 passengers were
injured. The express car caught fire.
Henry L. Lessler, a lawyer, is dead
at Kansas City, aged 77. He was for
13 3 ears Consul to the Falkland Islands.
The boiler of an engine pulling a coal
train on the Lehigh Valley Railroad ex
ploded near Mud Run, N. J., and three
men were killed.
At Unlontown, Kan., R. E. Eckert, trav
eling, salesman for a Louisville liquor
company, for soliciting orders for liquor,
was fined J100 and sentenced to SO days in
Charles H. Rowan, the ex-matrlmonlal
agent, has been found guilty of an at
tempt to bribe United Rtntnn nfliMoi.
Milwaukee. He offered 52SO0 to the offi
Alderman James A. Cherry, of Denver
was instantly killed by falling from the
sixth floor of the Arapahoe building to the
Sherman Harris, a negro, was lynched
at Spellman. Ga. Harris killed Sidney
IClng, a young merchant and farmer In
an altercation. '
Joseph W, Sheldon, of Washington, has
been appointed receiver of the suspended
First National Bank at Nlles, Mich.
Twenty thousand dollars of forged paper
has been found.
The bill appropriating 51,000,000 for the
fair at St. Louis, with an emergency
clause making the money available at
once, passed the Missouri House and now
.goes to the Governor.
The 25th annual mpiHnrr r fv. -.
"Raisers' Association In Texas adopted a
iuiuuun recommenaing that Congress
provide an assistant to the Secretary of
Agrlcuture to have charge of livestock
Andy Wilburn, Anderson Thornberg. Joe
Turner and Joseph Wilson, who were im
plicated in the Milwood, Kan., saloon raid
last month( were found guilty of the mur
der of Mrs. Rosa Hudson In the first de
gree. The committee appointed by the Color
ado House to investigate the charges that
Improper Influences had been used to de
feat certain sections of the revenue bill
reported that the charges had not been
President Jordan and Dr. O. P. Jenkins,
of the physiology department, Stanford
have been deputed by the Government to
go to Hawaii and superintend a year's
investigation of the fishes and fish laws
of the islands.
Winners at Tanforan were: McAlbert,
Lapldus, Catastrophe, Dr. Cone. Bard of
Avon, Owensboro; at Oakland, Monastic,
Donator, Scotch Plaid. Locochee, Loving
Cup, Peace; at New Orleans, Tom Collins,
Lou Woods. Dick Turber, Swordsman!
Linden Ella, Velma Clark.
Brynn Leaves for Home.
WASHINGTON. March 13. W. J. Bryan
who arrived here last night, left this
afternoon for Nebraska. Mr. Bryan was
the guest of C. T. McBride. a personal
friend. He had a long conference with
Judge William M. Springer, and was
called upon by a number of local Demo
crats. Twenty-seventh Infantry Returns.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 13.-The trans,
port Buford arrived today from the Phil
ippines. She "brought 75 discharged sol
diers and civil employes from Manila, and
S55 of the Twenty-seventh Volunteers.
March 10, Private Gustave Zewer, of Com
pany I. jumped overboard with minMoi
intent. His "body was not recovered.
AFTER THE SURRENDER
BRITISH AUTHORITIES PREPARING
TO FEED THE BOERS.
Immense Quantities- of Foodstuffs
Are Reaching Pretorln 3Iodiflcn-
tlon of Pence Terms.
LONDON, March 14. "We understand
that there has been an active Interchange
of telegrams between the home govern
ment and the Cape authorities and Lord
Kitchener," says the Dally Chronicle,
"concerning the negotiations with General
Botha, and also that immense quantities
of foodstuffs are reaching Pretoria by
way of Delagoa Bay, on which to feed
the Boers when the final surrender is
The Daily News says: "In addition to
modifications announced by the Dally
News yesterday In the 'unconditional
surrender policy, we understand the gov
ernment has authorized Lord Kitchener
to give a distinct promise that the gov
ernment of the new colonies shall culmi
nate In a complete grant of free Institu
tions." Dr. Leyds arrived at Utrecht yesterday
and had a long conference with Mr. Kru
ger. A dispatch to the Dally Mall from
Utrecht corroborates the statement made
by the Dally News regarding the conces
sions offered to the Boers. It is generally
expected as a result of yesterday's Cabinet
council that the government will make
some announcement today as to the re
sult of the negotiations.
"Waiting: on Dewet.
NEW YORK, March 13. A special dis
patch from Pretoria to the Journal and
Pending the arrival of General Dewet,
a general armistice has been declared.
General Botha has been In conference
with General Kitchener and Sir Alfred
Milner for several days, and all three
doslre to consult Dewet. Dewet Is hurry
ing north through Orange River Colony In
obedience to General Botha's summons.
He passed Brandfort last night. On his
arrival a conference will be held neai
here. There Is Joy today, caused by the
hope that the last gun has been flred in
the Boer War."
Johannesburg; Mines to Resume.
LONDON, March 14. The writer of the
financial article In the Times this morn
ing says he Is able to confirm the report
that the government has authorized the
Chamber of Mines at Johannesburg to
start 350 stamps. .
TOO MUCH PARLIAMENT.
Interference "With Private Enter
prises Discourages Capital.
LONDON, Mnrch 13. Lord Salisbury,
speaking this evening at tho annual ban
quet of the Association of the Chambers
of Commerce, after alluding to the "uni
ty of parties during the many months
of struggle from which England Is Is
suing with her strength unimpaired," re
ferred to trade questions.
"I do not find," said the Premier,
"that the specter of Germany has af
fected our commercial works, although
a despondent feeling exists, which Is due
rather to the necessity which fertile
writers feel of producing copy for Im
pending Issues, rather than to anv real
foundation in fact. Still, there Is a note
of discouragement In a certain portion
of public opinion and the public press.
This, perhaps, Is the national pessimism,
which attends too great success; but
I trust we shall take such warning as
If It were real and give our whole at
tention to meeting any dangers that
might be pressing upon us."
After recommending a more general
study of foreign languages and asserting
that Englishmen ought to know French
and German and possibly Spanish, be
fore thlnkin&r of T.flMn nn.1 flrl- T j
Salisbury urged that education should bo J
...... .uuii in mu uuuiCSS, ne OD-
"I do not largely believe In the deca
dence of English commerce, but. If It Is
true, It is possibly duo to Parliament,
which meddles too much. Too frequent
interference with private enterprises
might discourage capital from seeking
employment and. If we dried up capi
tal, we might produce an evil of great
er decay upon Industry which no subse
quent exertions would wipe out"
THE JAPANESE CRISIS.
Emperor Reads a Lecture to the
Honsc of Peers.
YOKOHAMA, March 13.-The Emperor
yesterday summoned tho nrcM .,
-apnnese House of Peers and pointed out
to him that It was a national duty to
provide money for military purposes and
placing the finances of tho country upon n
sound, basis,. The lower House of the Diet
the Mikado went on to say, had already
passed the taxation bills mentioned In the
apeecn irom tne throne, and It was hlghlv
desirable that the House of Peers should
also pass them. Th Hnns nr T.r. ,m
probably defer to the Emperor's pointed
susBusuun anu inus terminate the crisis.
Honors for Americans.
LONDON, March 13. The Gazette today
announces the appointment of Mrs. George
Cornwallls West and Mrs. Jennie Blow as
Ladles of Grace of the. Order of St. John
of Jerusalem, and J. J. Van Alen as an
honorary Knight of Grace, In connection
respectively, with their work In fitting out
the American hospital-ship Maine and a
field hospital for South Africa.
Mrs. George Cornwallls "West Is better
known as Lady Randolph Churchill, her
name before her recent marriage to Lieu
tenant George Cornwallls West 3irs.
Blow Is the wife of A. A. Blow, of Denver
and Chicago, who Is largely interested
In mining in the West J. J. Van Alen of
New York, fitted out a field hospital sec
tion in January. 1900. and offered It to the
British War Office for use in South Africa.
It was accepted by the Wrar Office and
called the American section of the hospi
tal to which it was attached.
New French Navy.
PARIS, March 13. The first portion of
the scheme for the increase of the French
fleet has been put into execution. The
Minister of Marine, M. DeLanessen, an
nounces that he has given orders to lay
the keel at Toulon of an armored cruiser
of 12,500 tons, to have a speed of 22 knots
and to be named the Victor Hugo, and
for the building at Rochefort of two torpedo-boat
destroyers of 303 tons each, and
to have a speed of 3.5 knots. Three sub
marine boats of a new type, for experU
ments, have been ordered, and 20 sub
marine boats of a type already tried will
shortly be commenced at the various
naval yards. Eight other destroyers and
eleven flrst-clas torpedo-boats, to have a
speed of 24 knots, have been ordered in
private yards. The building of other battle-ships
and torpedo-boat destroyers will
soon be started.
Congested Districts Bill Defented.
LONDON, March 13. The House of Com
mons today by a vote o$ 250 to 163 de
feated the second reading of the congest
ed districts (Ireland) bill, one of the main
features of which was the appointment
of a board with power to bring about the
compulsory purchase of land. The Chief
Secretary for Ireland, Mr. Windham op
posed tho measure.
The Civil List.
LONDON, March 14. The Times asserts
that the government's proposal for the
civil list shows a total of 470,000 being
110,000 for His Majesty's privy purse and
the rest for the expenses of the royal
household. At a meeting of the civil-list
committee or tne House of Commons yes
terday the Chancellor of the Exchequer,
air uicKS-aeacn, who waa elected chair
man, explained that the government pro
posals contemplated an abolition of the
royal buckhounds, Intimating that the
substitution of a pack of foxhounds
would be regarded as a suitable appen
dage to tho royal establishment. The
Queen Consort's allowance Is 50,000, and
Is Included In the total already given.
Thli will be Increased to 70,000 In the
event of the death of the Kinsr.
England's Greatest Deficit.
LONDON. March 13. With the naval es
timates presented In the House of Com
mons yesterday evening, the budget for
the coming year shows an expenditure of
upward of 181,000,000, against 150,000,000
for the last year. Unless the revenue Is.
Increased, the statement of the Chancel
lor of the Exchequer will show a deficit
of nearly 54,000,000, the largest ever esti
mated. Vlckers Sons & Maxim, Ltd., are build
ing the five submarine boats provided for
In the new shipbuilding programme at
Barrow.- The first will be launched next
May. They are of the Improved Holland
type, 60 feet In length, to have a surface
speed of 10 knots and a submerged
speed of from seven to eight knots. Vlck
ers Sons & Maxim have bought the
rights of these submarine boats for the
world, with the exception of the United
Alleged Massacre by Turkish Troops
VIENNA, March 13. There Is no truth
In the report circulated by a news agency
In the United States that Turkish troops
have massacred 600 Macedonians.
CONSTANTINOPLE. March 13. Noth
ing is known here In any quarter of the
report of the alleged massacre.
The Preach Duelists.
BRUSSELS. March 13. Andre Buffet, ar
rangements for whose duel with Paul de
Roulede have been completed, left Brus
sels today for Berne, Switzerland.
GENOA. March 13. Paul de Roulede has
gone to Switzerland.
The Marseilles shipping companies. In
view of the dockers' strike, have decided
to Import Arab labor.
Disorders have occurred In the town
of LuRambla, In Cordova Province, and
the Catalonia of Spnln.
A hulk In Lisbon harbor 1" being fitted
out for the reception of the Boer fam
ilies expected to arrive shortly on Portu
The St. James Gazette announces that
"Herreshoff. Jr.." has been commissioned
by a shipbuilder of Glasgow to design a
C5-foot racing yacht to be built on the
At a meeting of the Cork branch of the
Irish League, a letter was read from
William O'Brien intimating a desire to
resign his seat In Parliament on account
of 111 health.
The 5000 Russian Quakers, who were
brought out to Canada a few years ago
In order to escape persecution In the
Czar's domains, new threaten to leave
Canada becnuse they consider the laws
too oppressive for them.
The bill confirming the Canadian North
ern Railway contract passed Its third
reading at Winnipeg. Premier Roblln
said the Government would reduce the
rates on wheat 2 cents, and on general
merchandise by 7H per cent
The Queen of Portugal Is favoring cer
tain religious congregations nnd encour
aging their development. The King Is
opposed to the clerical elements and Is
disposed to bo tolerant toward the Free
Masons and English Protestants.
President Salles. of Brazil, has sent a
.telegram to the Governor of San Pablo,
saying thero Is no cause for anxiety In
tho call for the vessels stationed at
Puerto Algro. He declares It has nothing
to do with the supposed monarchical plot.
IT'S DIFFERENT HOW.
Democrnts "IVnnted No Army, lint Are
Close After Appointments.
WASHINGTON, March 13. It has been
rather Interesting around the War De
partment and White House ever since the
Army reorganization bill passed. Every
body will remember that the Democrats,
almost without exception, denounced the
Army Dill In the strongest terms. Near
ly every Democratic Senator took occa
sion to speak against nn Increase In ths
Army, and all of them voted against It
The Democrats of the House, who were
not afforded an opportunity to speak,
took occasion to print remarks In the
Record, In which they thundered against
the Increase of the Army, "Imperialism,"
nnd In fact everything in the line of
progress and expansion.
Now these same men have boen as con
stant In their efforts to get appointment?
In the Atmy for their friends and rela
tives, end have thundered at the War
Department and the White House as per
sistently, but in a different key from
their vociferations In the Senate. They
want ihlr share of the usufruct, even tf
they are opposed to the Army. It was
Pettigrew who declared that the Demo
cratic Senators had been "picked off' by
the Administration In giving them ap
pointments in the Army. This statement
could not be denied very well, because the
Senators he alluded to had been so per
sistent about the War Department trying
to get appointments. The worst feature
of the Increase of the Army was the
patronage that It gave and the pressure
that It developed for public office.
BANQUET AT SAN FRANCISCO
To the Members of the Chicago Com
SAN FRANCISCoTMarch 13.-Arrange-ments
havo been completed for the largo
banquet which will be tendered the Chi
cago Commercial Club and its guests, who
will arrive In San Francisco March 15.
The banquet will bo given at the Mark
Hopkins Art Institute, Saturday, March
16, by the commercial organizations of the
city. Covers will be laid for 300 guests.
It 1b estimated that the banquet will cost
about 53000, It being scheduled at 110 a
Irving M. Scott will be president of the
banquet and addresses of welcome will be
made for the state by Governor Gage and
for the city by Mayor Phelan. Toasts and
welcoming speeches will be responded to
by E. G. Keith. A. C. Bartlett. and Rob
ert T. Lincoln, on the part of Chicago.
President Ripley will respond to a toast
to the Santa Fe Railroad, and President
Hays will respond for the Southern Pa
cific President Benjamin Ide Wheeler,
of the University of California, will de
liver a short addresR on the commercial
museum. The rest of the programme will
be entirely Informal, and there will be no
further set speeches. Among the special
ly Invited guesta will be Major-General
Shafter and Whltelaw Reld.
To Protect California Fruit.
BALTIMORE, March 13. Thirty perpet
ual Injunctions against Baltimore fruit
packers In favor of the California Fruit
Canners' Association have been granted
by Judge Morris In the United States Cir
cuit Court The decree will perpetually
restrain the defendants "from selling or
offering for sale peaches or pears not the
product of the State of California to the
can or other vessel containing which the
word 'California' Is or shall be affixed,"
Storm in Xebraskn.
OMAHA, Maroh 13. The storm of snow,
sleet and wind which began at 9 o'clock
last night continued throughout the day.
Telegraph wires throughout Nebraska
were prostrated. Between Omaha and
Des Moines, where the wires have been
down for three days, the situation waj
aggravated by the wind storm which
swept over Eastern Inwn int nfvht m
carried down the remaining wires. ,
ATTACKED BY BANDITS
FILIPINO ROBBERS ASSAULT A
After a Hard Fight the Assailants
"Were Routed nnd the Funds
MANILA, March 13. Paymaster John A.
Pickett, with 175,000 gold and an escort
of 10 mounted men from the Sixteenth
Regiment, was attacked by a party of 30
bandits on the road between Bayombong
and Echague, In the Province of Neuva
Vlzcaya, A hard fight ensued, and the
robbers were routed. The funds were
saved. Corporal Hooker was killed and
a private wounded.
Monslgnore Chapelle. apostolic delegate
to the Philippines, stated to the Associat
ed Press today that he will not leave the
Philippines until several Important mat
ters concerning the church and
the American Government have been set
tled satisfactorily. The time required for
this Is not known. Monslgnore Chapelle
thinks tho rumors that he will be suc
ceeded by Archbishop RIordan are un
founded. More than 20,000 Uocanos took tho oath
of allegiance to the United States last
Lieutenant John L. Hltes. with Com
pany K, Second Infantry, encountered a
body of insurgents south of Buena Vista,
Marinduque Island, one American being
killed and three wounded. The Insur
gents lost six killed and 13 wounded. A
combined movement Is being made to
crush tho Insurgents In Marinduque, and
10 expeditions are out.
Orxanlzlnf? Islnnds South of Luzon.
TAYABAS. Southern Luzon, March 13.
The American Philippine Commission left
Lucena this morning and rode seven miles
through the cocoanut groves to Tayabas.
They were escorted by a delegation of WO
natives and a detachment of the First
Cavalry. They received an enthusiastic
reception. Tomorrow the commission will
go to Marinduque Island, and thence to
Romblon Island Saturday. They will or
ganize seven of the smaller adjacent
Islands into a province, after which civil
government will be established on the
Island of Mesbate. The commission will
arrive at Ho Ho, Panay, March 20.
Airnlnnldo Not Wanted.
INDIANAPOLIS. March 13. Frank "TO".
Vallle, who has Just returned from th
Philippines, where he was Director-General
of Posts, in speaking of Philippine
affairs here today, said General Otis had
told him he did not want to capture
Agulnaldo. "It Is better for him to be In
the bush," Mr. Vallle quotes General Otis
saying, "than for him to be In the hands
of the American Army, posing as a mar
tyr." Deserter's Sentence Commuted.
WASHINGTON, March 13. Private
George Cupples, Company D, Nineteenth
Infantry, was tried by court-martial at
Cebu. P. I., and found guilty of deser
tion. He was sentenced to be shot. The
President has Issued an order commuting
the sentence to dishonorable discharge,
with forfeiture of all pay and allowances
and confinement at hard labor for seven
years In Blllbid prison.
No Operators Present at the Open
HAZELTON. Pa., March 13. President
Mitchell called the United Mlneworkers
convention to order today, and the report
of the committee on credentials showed
the presence of 600 delegates, represent
ing 318 local organizations. President
Mitchell said this morning:
"As tho convention has not yet taken
up the matter I cannot talk of the possi
bilities of a strike. We are ontltled to a
Joint conference because that Is the only
humane, scientific and up-to-date method
of settling labor differences."
President Mitchell was elected perma
nent chairman and John Gallagher, of
District No. 7, permanent secretary.
President Mitchell read a copy of a tele
gram sent several days ago to the presi
dents of the nine coal-carrying railroads,
Inviting them to participate In a con
ference. Only one reply, that of Presi
dent Ollphant of the Delaware & Hud
son, declining the Invitation, was received.
Mr. Ollphant said the company had no
intention of deviating from last Fall's
agreement, and that he did not believe
an -arrangement entered Into at a con
ference would be a binding contract.
Miners' grievances, he said, could be ad
justed at any time with the officials of
the company. The convention then went
Into executive session.
Stationary Engine Trust.
PITTSBURG, March 13. A movement
Is on foot to consolidate all the leading
manufactories of stationary engines that
are not now associated In the Interna
tional Steam Pump Company. The company
is to be launched with a capital of $27,500,
000, which. If necessary, can be Increased
to 550,000,000. It Is said options on nearly
80 per cent of the plants of the country
have been secured.
In British India only 9 per cent of
the population live In cities.
The best authorities Bay, is a disease
of the blood.
Therefore local applications cannot
Being a constitutional disease it
requires a constitutional remedy
By thoroughly purifying the blood,
this great medicine reduces the in
flammation of the mucous membrane
and stops all catarrhal discharges of
the nose, throat, stomach, bowels,
bladder and generative organs.
Catarrh i3 especially dangerous in
persons who inherit or have acquired
a predisposition to consumption.
In these and all other catarrhal cases,
Hood's Sarsaparilla 60 thoroughly ren
ovates the blood and restores strength
and vigor that it permanently cures.
In fact, because of the character of
the disease, and the peculiar merit of
the remedy, Hood's Sarsaparilla is the
common-sense treatment for catarrh.
"I was a sufferer from nasal catarrh, grad
ually growing worse. I began taking
Hood's Snrsaparllla which completely
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Maud Doait, 1615 Arrow Ave., Indianapolis,
Ind. Be sure to get
It is sold everywhere. Prepared by
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A CHICAGO LADY'S RECOVERY.
iow Peruna Cures Catarrh of All
Internal Organs After Doctors Fail.
Mrs. President Byron, of Chicago.
Mrs. O. L. Byron, of 546 Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, 111., Is President of the
Chicago German Woman's Club. She has the following to say of Peruna,
the great catarrh remedy, which rcllevea her of a serious case of Catarrh of
The Peruna Medicine Company, Columbus, Ohio:
Gentlemen: "I waa cured of a very severe case of bladder trouble
which the doctors did not know how to reach. I had severs headache and
dragging pains with It, but before the second bottl was used 1 felt much
relieved, and after having used the fifth bottle life looked different to me.
This was nearly a year ago and I have had no recurrence of the trouble.
I cannot praise Peruna too highly." Mrs. C. L. Byron.
Catarrh of Bladder or Chronic Cy
titlo. Mr. Charles Lindsay, of South Wayne,
Wis., who Is 63 years of age, writes Dr.
Ilnrunan as follows:
"I have been troubled for 15 years with
catarrh ot the digestive organs and the
bladder. Have tried all medicines recom
mended fcr my trouble, but could not
find anything that would relieve me of my
terrible offering until I was advised to
take Pcri'na I have taken six bottles
of Peruna, and thanks to Dr. Hartman,
of Columbus, O., I am now soundly cured
of all my suffering.
"I highly recommend Peruna to all and
every one suffering with catarrh In any
form." Charles Lindsay.
Cytitltli Is One Form of Chronic Cn-
Cystitis Is catarrh of the bladder. It
would be difficult to describe the dl.s
tresslng and annoying symptoms which
this disease occasions. We .shall not at
tempt to do so for many reasons.
People who have had any experience
with the "disease know without any words
of ours the agony which It brings.
Catarrh of the bladder Is not only a
distressing disease, but very difficult to
cure. If the function of the bladder
could be suspended for a few days, it
would be much easier to treat It, but to
undertake to treat an Inflamed organ
and yet give It no rest from its regular
function Ls quite difficult,
Peruna has proven itself, after many
years' experience, a remarkable remedy
for these cases.
The two cases given are only two of
hundreds we could cite. After doctors
have failed Peruna cures. After months
of suffering and Illness, Peruna restores.
It sometimes happens that after years of
chronic catarrh of the bladder has been
endured a course of Peruna permanently
Any one so afflicted should not fall to
write Dr. Hartman. All letters answered
Cnrcd of Kidney Cntarrlt.
B. O. Tucker, treasurer of the Independ-
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merit, and as such gladly recommend It."
B. O. Tucker.
A Syntemlc Catarrh Itemedy.
Peruna not only cures catarrh of the
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Peruna Is also a reliable remedy for all
cliu.atlc catarrhal diseases that beset a
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