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whose movements have been materially
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mier, started for Nice, on his way to
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NEW YORK, April 7. At the services
today of the Syrian Greek Orthodox
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DENVER, April 7. Governor Orman
has selected a nonpartisan committee tf
21 citizens, IncludlngUnlted States Sen
ators Teller and Patterson, ex-Senator
Wolcott and Congressmen Bell and Shaf
roth to receive and entertain President
McKinley upon his visit to Denver. The
President is expected to spend three days;
in Colorado, one at Denver, one at Colo
rado Springs, and one at Pike's Peak.
Not Informed of Plague at Ann Arbor
WASHINGTON. April 7. Nothing has
been received by the officials of the Ma
rine Hospital Service regarding the sick
ness, said to be bubonic plague, of a stu
dent In the Ann Arbor (Mich.) University.
The appearance of the plague In the inte
rior would be a matter of some surprise
to the dffielals of the service, as the sick
ness is more apt to manifest Itself at the
HAS MONEY TO BURN
LSJ. Hunt, Who Will Found
Newspaper In Seattle.
PAYSHANY OUTLAWED DEBTS
His Spectacular Return to Queen
City Creates a Sensation He Will
Fight the Post-IntclllgeHcer '
Has Had Romantic Career.
SEATTLE, April 7. The life story of
Leigh S. J. Hunt, who announces , that
he will shortly establish a metropolitan
daily paper in Seattle, reads like a ro
mance. The varying treatment which he
has received from the fickle goddess of
Fortune furnishes a theme which only
the pen of a Dumas could properly" em
bellish. In the middle '80s Hunt arrived in Se
attle from Iowa. He bought the Post
Intelllgencer, which was not much of a
paper then, for $27,000. In a few weeks
he sold a third interest in It for J4O.O0O.
Soon he had stock in the'Puget Sound
National, then as now the leading finan
cial institution of the city, and from that
on until 1S93, when the panic came, every
thing he touched turned to gold.
In those brief years he boomed Kirk
land, a suburb of Seattle, as the place
whore a mammoth iron works would be
built. He was the leading spirit in the
platting and placing on the market of
West Seattle, where he said the Union
Pacific intended establishing terminals.
He bought the first cable line built in
Seattle, and capped the climax by Invest
ing heavily In the Monte Cristo mining
district. He also organized a bank.
Hundreds of people invested in Hunt's
schemes. The man was looked upon as
a wonder. Laboring people by the scores
went In with him. As managing director
of the Post-Intelligencer he built up a
political ring that controlled the Ter
ritory of Washington, and eventually the
state. Associated with him in politics
were such giants as John C. Haines,
Frederic James Grant and George H.
Hellbron, who have passed to the great
beyond; John H. McGraw, whom Hunt
made Governor of the state, and who
will probably be his friend and ally, now
that he has decided to return to Seattle,
and a host of less well-known men, all
of whom were shrewd politicians, and
whose word was law in the state. His
policy was to make King County the
dominant factor In the state, and he
succeeded, which his successors have
failed most lamentably to do.'
Svrampcd in tk.e nnio.
Hunt made Senators; Governors and.
Congressmen, j H&iafctatedithe:munlelp1il
government of Seattle with a-rod of Iron.
His word' was. Ja., and $ils powerful4
ana. lnnueiuiai newspaper Kepi in suo
jeotion those who would have risen in
revolt. He enjoyed all the power that
one ,man could reasonably hope to have,
and apparently it was to last for all
tlm.e But the panic came. -Almost In a
night every dollar which Hunt- had on
earth was swept away. His property was
a jdrug on the market, and his bank
was Insolvent. Those who tyad followed
his schemes and invested their money In
them went down with him. The only
consolation they had was that the oner
time magnate was as poor, as they.
Shaking the dust of Seattle from hts
feet in 1S94, Hunt went to Korea. There
he obtained important mining concessions
from the King, and for six years has
been at work recouping his fortunes. His
old-time luck returned, and his wealth is
now reckoned in the millions. The earth
yielded at his touch, and gave up gold
in fabulous amounts. In all this time
he. never returned to Seattle.
Some months ago he returned to the
American continent and landed at Van
couver, B. C. Instead of stopping at 'Se
attle, he went to New York, and from
there to , London. Everywhere he met
men whom he ' had induced to invest
money In his schemes in Seattle. He
made good their losses, with interest.
Among the men whom he thus repaid was
James S. Clarkson, the well-known Iowa
politician. Hunt went on to London in
connection with his mining business, and
then returned. He hurried across the'
continent to Seattle.
In New Tork, prior to leaving for Lon-
don, he stated that he Intended starting
a newspaper in Seattle, and when he
reached here on his return his old-time
associates and friends greeted him with
open arms. He took a suite of six rooms
at the Hotel Butler, , engaged a lot of
Japanese and colored servants to wait
upon him, and then walked over to the
First National Bank, .where he deposited
an Immense sum of money, together with
a list of the' men who had lost money
through his schemes in the, old days.
Every claim was outlawed, but Hunt In
structed his bankers to pay every cred
itor to the last farthing. President Hoge,
of the bank, sent for one man who held
Hunt's outlawed note for $40,000.'
"How much will you take for it?" he
1 The man hesitated. Two years ago .he
would have rejoiced to get $20 for It.
"Well. I don't know," he began; "I
"Well," put in Mr. Hoge, brusquely,
"here Is a check for the face value of
the note, with the Interest to date. Will
that satisfy you?"
This man was one who had lost all In
the panic. The interest on the note was
over $20,000, and he went out of the door
a rich man, whereas he came In, to all
Intents and purposes, a pauper.
Hunt's Newspaper Scheme.
Once In Seattle, Hunt demonstrated, that'
he was in earnest about his newspaper
scheme. He at once ordered 12 typeset
ting machines and a quad press, and con
tracted for a building to be erected on
First avenue and Madison street. The
structure will be .ready In live or six
months, about the time the new plant
will arrive, and then the paper will start.
It will be called the Washlngtonlan.
Mr. Hunt has returned to Korea, but he
has placed his newspaper proposition In
the hands of a man who is said to enjoy
a National reputation in the journalistic
field. This man will supervise the lnstal
lation of the plant, organize the staff and
look after general details. It is said Mr.
Hunt will not reside permanently In Se
attle, but will nevertheless;,, dictate the
policy of the paper.
It is said Mr. Hunt made a proposl-'
tlon to ex-Senator ( John L.. Wilson, wiho;
owns the Post-Intelligence to purchase
that paper. Mr. Wilson's price was. too
high, and Mr. 'Hunt will enter the field
as his rival. The Post-Intelligencer has
the morning Associated Press franchise
fpr Seattle. This will make it necessary
for Mr. Hunt to get his dispatches from
the best source he can find. He an
nounces that he will have a special leased
wire service from the East, and, although
this will cost an Immense amount off'.
money, he Is reported to have asK! that
ho can afford to lose $100,090 a year-cfaty
the first three or four years that a.
paper runs. He will certainly loae coa-i
slderable money at the start...
Mr. Hunt Is" reported to have made a re
markable proposition to several 'heavy
advertisers In Seattle. It is said He called
them together and told them he would.
carry their advertising: for one year, and
if at the end of that time the circula
tion of his paper does-nofcexce6d, or' at
least equal that-of the Posf-Intelllgencer,
he wHl not charge them -a cent forit;
If it does, they are to. pay hTm tte lull
rate charged by the ,PostIntellIsencer.
This deal has not yet been consummated,
but it is said to be one of the astound
ing things which Mr Hunt proposes to
do in Seattle.
Means a Bitter Fight.
Hunt's establishing a newspaper, in Seat
tle means a bitter flghj. for both business
and political supremacy between him and
ex-Senator Wilson, of the Post-Intelligencer.
Conservative ihei express grave
doubts of Seattle's ability to support two
morning newspapers, and, the general be
lief is that in the long run one of them
will be forced to the wall Which? The
Post-Intelligencer has tlje advantage of
being established, of having the Associat
ed Press service, and f being closely
identified with -several gigantic business
enterprises. It covers its field well, Is the
leading paper of the state, and has "the
prestige." But Mr. Wilson bought it on
borrowed money, and were it once to com
mence losing money, he would not have
the private means to keep up Its present
excellence as a newspaper, unless, of
course, he could secure it from outside
sources antagonistic to Mr. Hunt. Mr.
Hunt has loads of money, and goes Into
the fight with a full knowledge before
hand that for some yea'rs he is bound to
lose meney. He jauntjly says that he
doesn't care whether his paper Is a dividend-payer
or not; that lie want3 a paper,
and Is willing to pay the fiddler.
There are many in Seattle who greet
the coming of 'Mr. Hunt with no attempt
to conqeal their joy. These are the polit
ical enemies of ex-Senator Wilson, and
their name is legion several times over.
They see In Mr. Hunt's scheme a chance
to break the prestige which Mr. WHson
necessarily has by reason of his controll
ing the party organ, and they hall the
Corean mining king as their deliverer from
bondage. These men-are making all kinds
of extravagant assertions. Some of the
most jubilant predict tha't the Post-Intel
ligencer will suspend publication wltmn eo
days after the first number of the Wash
lngtonlan Is Issued. But it won't be so;
the Post-Intelllgcncer will give Mr. Hunt
a hard struggle, and It Is by no means
certain that it will come out second best.
In the struggle, however, every political
condition in the state will probably be
Hunt's Political Schemes.
What Mr. Hunt proposes to do political
ly, of course, is not known, except In a
general way. That he will attemptsto re
store the waning Influence of King County
Is certain. When he,' dictated polItlcbc
fore, Seattle had a Governor and a mem
ber cf the United states Senate, whUe
Tacoma, Its hated rival, had nothing. Tv
day Seattle hag nothing, and Tacoma hasi
et a decent- hearing at Washington Clty
and -Vhat few fayors -aYe "bestowed' on" tt
come from .Congressman Jones, v?w live s
at North Yakima, and Senator" Turner,
who Is a Democrat, and whose home Is in
It is said that Mr. Hunt's first move
will be to make a Seattle man Senator
Turner's successor in $03. A local paper
has published a story that he will support
Samuel H. Piles, general counsel for the
Pacific Coast Companv, and a leading Se
attle politician, but some doubt is ex
pressed as to the authenticity-of this tale.
It is doubtful If Mr. Hunt himself knows
whom he will support. Moreover, he and
Mr. Piles once had a bitter fight, which
extended over some years, and was not
fully healed up until 1892, when Mr. Piles
tumbled Into the bandwagon", and. at Mr.
Hunt's solicitation, nominated John Hi
McGraw for Governor In the Republican
state convention of 1S92.
There was a time when Mr. Hunt owned
the Post-Intelligencer that If Sam Piles
had addressed 5000 peopte In the Armory,
and at the conclusion, of his speech he
had been driven In a carriage through
the streets by a shouting and approving
populace, not a word would have appeared
about it in the columns of the- Post-In-telllgencer.
It Is doubtful, had Mr. Piles
been openly assassinated on Uh"e streets
of Seattle, if the Pdst-IntelHgencer would
have' printed the news. Mr. HunKdld not
approve of Mr. Piles In those days, and
absolutely forbade the printing' of his
name, under any circumstances, In his
But this is a digression. There is no
doubt that Mr. Hunt will not support
either Levi Ankeny or John L. Wilson for.
the United States Senate. There Is little
doubt but that he will bring out a Seattle
man, and make a strong endeavor to
arouse the, old Seattle spirit once more in
his behalf. Also, that he will endeavor
to galvanize into life, under a new name,
the old "P. -I. ring," which. , despite Its
numerous sins and shortcomings, always
Insured to Seattle that prestige to which.
it was justly entitled, and "which came
out winner after many a hard-fought bat
tle, In which the political giants of other
sections of the state were arrayed in
solid phalanx against It.
EASTER IN NEW YORK.
Dreariest in Twenty Years Churches
Held Elaborate Services.
NEW TORK, April W. It was a som
ber Easter rain, cold and much-umbrel-laed.
It did' not rain enough' to drive
the people straight from church to their
homes, nor did ft shine enough to draw
them in the old-time throngs on Fifth
avenue. Altogether It was the dreariest
faster in 20 years in New York City.
In Fifth avenue between 12:30 and 2 P.
M. today the crowd was npt great. Many
a Winter Sunday sees more people abroad
there. At no time during the day was
progress difficult. Society was absent. It
had gone out of town or had decided to
wait for a more propitious day.
At all the churches in the city elabo
rate Easter services were .held. At Old
Trinity more than 1000 people were "un
able to And even standing-room. The
music was of the finest character. Arch
bishop Corrlgap officiated at St. Pat
rick's Cathedral, and the great church
was more than filled. Only those pro
vided with tickets could gain admit
tance. Many graves in both Trinity and St.
Paul's graveyards were decorated -witn
flowers'.- In St. Paul's the huge tomb
of the Rhlnelanders was fairly buried
beneath-hydrangeas, hyacinths and' Eas
ter lilies, and In Trinity graveyard there
was the sante lavish display of flowers.
LONDON, April 8. In th.e volunteer
cyclists' maneuvers ordered Tiy the Brit
ish War Office, the attack bn London this
morning proved that the military value
of wheelmen Is largely dependent on the
weather. The attacking force outgener
aled the defenders, but lost so many men
in the rain and owing to the bad roads
that It was unable to attack In force at--the
Recommendations for Philip
pines, by veommissidn.
Temporary Government la 13xjiectel
is Consist eCGeverner, r Cabinet
and Xicgrislativc Council May
Be Few Filipinos "In Latter.
CAGATAN, MIndanoa, P. I., April 7.
In response to . interrogatories from E1I-
-hu Root, United States Secretary of
war, the Philippine Commission has pre-
WILL HELP ORGANIZE
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, April ". Captain W. K. Jones, Sixth United
States, Infantry, is one o the offlcers detailed for the important duty of assist
ing In the organization of the .Twenty-eighth United State3 Infantry at Van
couver Barracks. Aa the" Acting Adjutant and Quartermaster of the new regi
ment: hs Is the right-hand man, so to speak, of Colonel Mott Hooten, com
mander. Captain Jones is a native of Dubuque, Ia from where he waa ap
pointed to West Point. Upon his graduation, in 1837, he Joined the Fourteenth
Infantry, and served with that regiment in the Department of the Columbia
for Ave years, with the exception of a year spent at the school of torpedo service
ami submarine mining at "Wllletts Point, N. Y. While on recruiting service
at Evansville, Ind., he was promoted to First Lieutenant of the Sixth Infantry,
Joining that regiment , In 1805. At the outbreak of the Cuban War he Joined
General Shafter at Tampa, and was in i the thickest of the flght throughout the
Santiago campaign. On his return from -Cuba, after a brief stay at Fort Sam
Houston, Tex.. Captain, then Lieutenant Jones, was ordered to the-Philippines,
where he served with hla regiment, which was stationed in the Island of
Ncgros, until falling health compelled a-change of climate. March 2, 1809, he
was promoted to Captain. After several months' service as Quartermaster on
the transport Indiana, he was ordered to Vancouver Barracks for "his present
pared recommendations as to the form-
of general civil governments to be es
tablished for the Philippines' July 1, and
to continue until Congress organizes a'
permanent government for the archipela
go. This temporary civil government is
expected to consist of a Governor, a
Cabinet and a Legislative Council, and
it is believed that the members' of the'
present commission will act as the prin
cipal advisers of Governor-General Taft,
although there will probably be a few
Filipinos In the Council. The members
of the provincial Legislature will all be
appointed. The commission will reach
Manila May 1( after establishing provin
cial governments in all the large central
islands, excepting Samar and Mlndanoro.
As soon as routine business has been dis
posed of the commission wll proceed to
the organization of every remaining
province I nthe island of Luzon, and will
also deal with the matter of city govern
ment for Manila.
Conferences last week with many
Moros, Mindanao tribesmen and others
confirmed the members of the commls-
slon in their intention not to substitute Infantry, Bantabangan: General Funston
provincial for departmental government - desires to express his thanks to and ap
in Mindanao and the Sulu group, except preciatlon of your Judgment and energy
by the organization of the province of , in getting the valuable letters and Infor
Northern Mindanao. Governor Taft mation from Aguinaldo's messengers. Also
says the matter of abolishing slavery please convey his appreciation to your
can and will be handled deliberately and ' presldente. By command Brlgadler-Gen-
tactfully, but tnat no legislation anect-
Ing polygamy among the savages Is prob
able Caplstrano, In a speech of welcome to
the commissioners, participated In to
day's discussion at Misamls. After com
pleting the work of organization there the
commission visited Dagulpan.
Blerrimac Blown Up.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, April 7. Fifteen
hundred pounds of dynamite were used
yesterday afternoon in "blowing up the
nrn,,rA crtrtnr nf . tho .,nkpn
United States collier Merrimac, which has
long Impeded the entrance to the harbor.
The explosion was heard plainly in the
city, five- miles away. 'Divers immediately
descended and found 40 feet of clear water
over the forward portion of the wreck.
Port Captain Irving will begin toniorrow
to place mines aft, which he expects to
explode In a week, thus completely clear
ing the harbor entrance.
Yesterday's Incident was highly spec
tacular. Residents on Smith Key, adja
cent to the wreck, left the Island, "fear
ing that their houses would be demolished.
The overlooking hills were lined with
people, and large numbers 'of pleasure
seekers encircled the ."wreck at a safe dis
tance When 'the- electric button" was
touched a pyranild of water rose 40 feet
and the surface was Immediately covered !
with wreckage -and tons of dead fish
The launches and yachts returned to the
city laden with souvenirs of the wreck.
Radical Cubans Failed -to Attend. '
HAVANA, April 7. The Radical mem- j
bers of the Cuban constitutional conven-1
tlon did not attend the special session
called last evening to discuss the ques
tion of sending a committee to Wash-
lngton. Their absence made a quorum Im- f
I possible, and another call was issued for
I a meeting to consider' the matter tomor
GAVE PUNST0N INFORMATION
lileatcnnnt Taylor Got Letters Which
Caused Capture of A&uinaluo.
NEW YORK, Apru7. A special to the
World from Lake City, Fla., says
J. D. Taylor, a prominent citizen of this
city, has received a letter from his son.
Lieutenant James D. Taylor. Jr., of the
Twenty-fourth United States Infantry,
which shows that the young man, with
kindness and seven cigars, won over
seven Filipinos, and secured the informa
tion that enabled General Funston to cap
ture Aguinaldo. In a1 modest matter-of-fact
way the Lieutenant tells hla father
about his clever exploit and of General
Funston's full acknowledgement of his
services. The letter, dated at Bantaban
gan, Philippine Islands, February 18, 1901,
is in part as follows:
"On February 8 seven lnsurrectos, with
one rifle and six cartridges, presented
'hemselves. They were pretty well scarred
up, and I fed them, gave them a cigar
each, and asked them a few questions,
and they answered me with all kinds of
REGIMENT AT VANCOUVER
- K. JOSES.
lies. I- told them they were tired, and
no 'doubt wanted-to see their families, so
after signing the oath of allegiance, they
could go home, and report the next morn
ing, ready to tell the truth. The next
morning they came in a little more at
ease, and told a different tale. By ques
tioning, I found they had concealed some
letters in the woods, and I went right
out and got them. After reading their
letters I found that they had not told
the whole truth. I began questioning
them again, and found that Aguinaldo was
in the town they came from, and all
about him. "Two days later I got hla
special niessenger, who had all orders
from Aguinaldo to his 'Generals, and let
ters of great importance. I hurried him
with all letters out that night at moon
rise, and in three days he was in Manila.
For my work, I received the enclosed
message from General Funston:
"The following Is the copy of the origi
nal telegram from General Funston:
" 'San Isldro, Feb. 13, 7:30 P. M. Lieu
tenant James D. Taylor, Twenty-fourth
, Cral Funston. E. V. SMITH. A. A. G..
THE DEATH ROLL.
Pioneer Western Mining: Operator.
CHICAGO, April 7. Augustus Byram.
one of the pioneer mining operators of
the far West, is dead at him home fn
this city, aged 78. Mr. Byram went from
nift fTT3 inEr n l in
. excitement of 1849, and later engaged in
freighting from the Missouri River to the
West over the old Santa Fe trail. Subse
quently he became Interested with Jay
Cooke and others in mining properties
in Utah and Colorado. He was at one
time sole "owner of the Great Horn Sll-
i ver mine, in Utah.
Charles D. Glldea.
CINCINNATI, April 7. Charles D. Gll
dea, aged 28 years, a well-known tele
graph operator, died at his home here
today from the effects of internal injuries
received In a flght early this morning.
In Midst of a Itnglngr Torrent.
MONTREAL, April 7. Telephonic ad
vices received from Richmond, Que., this
evening, announce that the business por-
tlon of that .town rests in the midst of
a raging torrent. At 10 o'clock the gran
ite piers of the steel bridge, ercted a
few years ago at a cost of $46,000. were
carried away, totally wrecking the
structure. The trades of the Grand
Trunk. Portland, Me., line are under
water for a considerable distance. The
people were compelled to take refuge in
houses on the hill, back of the town. The
property loss will be heavy.
ATE THEIR FELLOWS
Shipwrecked Men Who Were
oil Raft Forty Days,
TWO OUT OF TWELVE SURVIVE
Sailors Consumed Barnacles, Sea
weed, and Finally Their Boots,
Before Resorting? to Can
sibalism. LONDON, April 8. The Singapore cor
respondent of the Dally Express wires
a story of cannibalism at sea brought
to Singapore by two survivors of tho
Nova Scotlan bark Angola, which waa
wrecked six days after sailing from Ma
nila, October 23 last. The correspond,
ent says: ,
"The survivors Johnson., a Swede, and
Marticornu, a Spaniard assert that the
Angola struck a reef. Two rafts were
built. The smaller, bearing five men. dis
appeared. The other, with 12 men, drifted
for 42 days. The sailors ate barna
cles, seaweed, and finally their boots,
and on the 25th day two becamo
Insane and killed themselves. On the 26th
a Frenchman killed the mate with an ax.
drank his blood and tried to eat his
brains, but was prevented by the others.
Next day the Frenchman was killed
while attempting to murder the captain.
The survivors, all of whom were now in
sane, ate the Frenchman's body. Canni
balism, continued until only Johnson and
Marticornu remained. On the 42d day
the raft stranded on- Subl, or Flat Island,
in the Natuna Group northwest of Bor
neo. Johnson and Marticornu were aw.
fully emaciated. Friendly Malays sent
them by Junk to Singapore."
AGREED TO BY CANADA.
Will Test for Tuberculosis All Cattle
Destined for United States.
WASHINGTON, April 7. As a result
of negotiations between Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson and the Canadian
Minister of Agriculture, an agreement has
been reached between tho two adminis
trations by which Canada Is to have a
flrat-clas9 veterinarian stationed in Eng
land to test for tuberculosis all British,
cattle shipped, to this country via Canada.
The Canadian Administration wanted cat
tle to be admitted from Canada without
tests at the border by American experts.
The Department at Washington would not
agree to this. Secretary 'Wilson saldf
'however, that if Canada would send to
England an agent who should have suf
ficient expert knowledge of the subject,
the United States would admit cattle upon
his certificate that the cattle had been
tested and found free of tuberculosis.
This was agreed to by the Canadian Min
ister. It Is officially explained that about
10 per cent of the livestock in the United
States and about 40 per cent In Great
Britain have tuberculosis. The cattle on.
the continent of Europe are so diseased
that this government will not permit tho
admission of. any animals from there.
Only British Isle's Stoclc Admitted.
WASHINGTON. April 7. The officials
of the Agricultural Department are
watching closely all reports from abroad
regarding the extent of the foot and
mouth disease, a fatal malady that is rag
ing among the livestock In almost every
country throughout Europe. For the last
three years the outbreak has been general
on the European continent, and recent re
ports from various foreign ports do noC
indicate any diminution In its extent. This
government, as It has done since the epi
demic reached such alarming dimensions,
in refusing to admit any cattle, sheep or
swine except from the British Isles. This
Is done not only to protect the vast live
stock Interests of this country, but also
to protect our J30.000.000 or $40,000,000 an.
nual export trade in cattle.
Will Ask for Carter Release Today.
NEW YORK, April 7. Attorneys for
Captain O. M. Carter, now serving a sen
tence in the Leavenworth (Kan.) peniten
tiary for defrauding the Government, havo
given notice to the Government that they
will make application to the Supreme
Court tomorrow for the release of their
client on ball, pending a hearing before
that court on hi3 appeal from the decis
ion of the lower court, refusing him a writ
of habeas corpus. rThe application will
be contested by Solicitor-General Rich
ards, of the Department of Justice.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
United States Commission makes recommenda
tions for civil government to ba established
July 1. Paso 1.
There may ba a few Filipinos In the Legis
lative Council. Page 1.
Official In charge of American legation wires
that Russia will' not receive official commu
nications from China. Page 2.
Earl LI says no more hitches are probable
In negotiations with powers. Page 2.
Some of the Ministers think largo legation
guards would be a great mistake. Page 2.
Twelve shipwrecked sailors resorted to can
nibalism, until only two of their number
was left. .Page 1.
Lawyer Patrick, also accused of murder of
Millionaire Rice, says Valet Jones confes
sion is not true. Page 2.
It daily becomes more evident that the Boers
intend to Hght to a finish. Page 2.
Kitchener is arranging to repjaco stale by
fresh troops. Page 2.
L. S. J. Hunt creates a aensailon by return
ing to Seattle, and paying heavy outlawed
debts. He will found a newspaper. Page 1.
California oil experts have bonded 4000 acres
near The Dalles. Page 3.
Oregon will have to buy wood from men who
have supply cornered, says principal factor
In transaction. Page 3.
An attempt was made to wrack train In
Idaho. Page 2.
Portland and Vicinity.
Assurance of support from British Columbia
for Portland's 1905 fair. .Page 8.
Captain H. K. Steele. of-"the 'British ship
Khyber. arrested for kidnaping. Page 10.
Toung Women's Christian. Association holds
Its first Sunday afternoon service. Page 10.
B. F. Durphy brought from California to
answer to a charge of bigamy- Page 10.
National railway employes' union will in
vestigate Portland trouble. Page 5.
Carpenters ask. higher wages and ahorter hours
of labor. Page 5.