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May 23. The missive was written in
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Relations of Austria and Hnngary.
VIENNA, June LWell-lnformed per
sons here say that, while th.e speech made
in the Upper Relchsrath by the Austrian
Premier, Dr. von Koerber, in which the
speaker intimated that much as Austria
desired to maintain its friendship with
Hungary, there were certain lengths of
concessions to which it was Impossible for
Austria to go was defensive of Austrian
interests, jt -was not intended to be ag
gressive toward Hungary- Nevertheless
there is no doubt that a serious crisis ex
ists, and that everything depends upon
the tact of Emperor Francis Joseph, whose
intervention has become inevitable. It is
expected that His Majesty will support
Dr. von Koerber's position.
To Pension Portland "Woman.
WASHINGTON, June L Representative
Moody has Introduced a bill to pension
Reglua F. Palmer, of Portland, at $30
PEACE IN AFRICA
Briton and Boer Stop
Their Long Fight.
TERMS SIGNED SATURDAY
I wo Years and Eight
Months of War,
GREAT REJOICING IN ENGLAND
Unexpectedly Early Receipt of the
Aerr Avoids Unruly Demonstra
tionsPapers Spealc of Great
Worlc Yet to Be Done.
October 10 Transvaal issues ultimatum.
Dctober 12 Boera Invade Natal.
October 20 Klmberley besieged.
October 20 Battle of Dundee
October 21 Battle of Elandslaagtc
October 20 Ladysmlth besieged.
October 30 British defeated at Lady
smith. November 2 Communication with La
dj smith cut off.
November 0 Boers shell Mafeking
November 26 Battle of Modder River.
December 10 Boers ambush British near
December 15 Bnlfer defeated at Tugels,
December IS Roberts ordered to Africa.
January 6 Roberts and Kitchener ar
rive. January 0 Heavy Boer loss at Lady
smith. February 12 Roberts Invades Free State.
February 15 French relies es Klmberlcy.
February 27 Cronje capitulates.
February 2SL-Lord pundonald enters Lads-smith.
uarch 13 Bloemfonteln surrenders to
4arch 27 Death of Joubert.
Vlay 3 Roberts advances on Pretoria.
Hay 10 British occupy ICroonstadt.
May 10 Boer envoys in 'New York.
May 16 Mafeking relievediaf ter allege .
of 217 days.
May 2S Free State annexed.
May SO British enter Johannesburg.
June 5 Pretoria surrendes.
fuly 1 Guerrilla warfare by Boers be
Julj 203310 Boers surrenderat Naauw
poort. August 2S Buller occupies Machado-
September 1 Transvaal proclaimed part
of British Empire.
September 12 Kruger abandons Trans
No ember 22 Krugers oation at Mar
seilles. November 30 Kitchener succeeds Rob
erts. December 14 Mllner appointed Adminis
trator of Orange Free State and
February C Delagoa Railway cut by
March S Botha, granted an armistice.
August 7 Proclamation of banishment,
October 0 Martial law declared in Cape
March 7 General Methuen captured.
April 10 Peace negotiations on.
May 31 Peace terms signed.
LONDON, June 2. Peace has been de
clared after nearly two yoars and eight
months of a war which tried the British
empire to its uttermost and wiped the
Boers from the list of nations.
The war has come to an end with Lord
Kitchener's announcement from Pretoria
that he. Lord Milner and the Boer dele
gates had signed "terms of surrender."
This announcement had been anticipated
for several days, and it was definitely
forecasted In these dispatches, but Its re
ceipt Sunday afternoon took the nation
by surprise, as everybody had confidently
believed that the House of Commons
would hear the first news today. The
edge of the anticipation, with which
Great Britain awaited the promised state
ment in the House of Commons from Mr.
Balfour, the government leader, was still
further dulled by the following message
from King Edward to his people, which
was issued after midnight:
"The King has received the welcome
news of the cessation of hostilities In
South Africa with Infinite satisfaction,
and His Majesty trusts that peace may
speedily be followed by the restoration
of prosperity In his new dominions, and
that the feelings necessarily engendered
by war will give place to. earnest co-operation
on the part of His Majesty's South
African subjects In promoting the welfare
of their common country."
How greatly King Edward's Insistence
that peace In South 'Africa be secured
prior to his inauguration influenced the
present agreement will probably not be
known, until the private memoirs of the
present regime are given to the public.
Krnseir Said "Impossible."
According to a dispatch to the Dally
Mall from Utrecht, Holland, Mr. Kruger
was Informed shortly after 3 o'clock last
night that peace had been declared. He
had been asleep. 'My God," he said, "It
Mr. Kruger and his entourage, the dis
patch continues, hope to be permitted to
return to the Transvaal. This, however,
is quite unlikely.
Hovr the Xctt Cnine.
The news which Great Britain was so
anxiously awaiting came characteristically
on an entirely pacific and uninteresting
Sunday afternoon, when London presents
a deserted appearance, Very late Satur
day night a dispatch was received from
Lord Kitchener, In which he salt the Boer
delegates were coming to Pretoria, that
they had accepted Great Britain's terms
and they were prepared to sign terms of
surrender.. Mr. Brodrlck. the War Secre
tary, personally communicated this mes
sage to King Edward, who was at Buck
ingham Talace. But the government de
clined to take any chances and nothing
concerning the receipt of this message
was allowed to leak out At about 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon the War Of
fice received the following dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria, Saturday,
May 31. 1P.13 P. M.:
"A document concerning terms of sur
render was signed here this evening at
10:30 o'clock by all the Boer representa
tives, as well as by Lord Milner and my
self." The clerk on duty at the War Ofllce
transmitted this message to i Buckingham
Palace, where King Edward was lunching.
At about 5 o'clock word was- received per
mitting the publication of this message,
and tne small notice which was stuck up
outside the War Ofilco consisted of a
copy of Lord Kitchener's cablegram. A
similar -notice was put outside thevColonial
Ofllce. Beyond these two skimpy bits of
paper, London knew nothing of the great
event, Inr the clubs, the hotels and the
newspaper offices, which were almost all
deserted, the momentous news was ticked
out on the tape.
London Woke Up.
Then like wildfire, at about 6 o'clock
London awakened to the fact that the
South African War was over. The in
habitants df the East End flocked to the
Mansion House, the' Mecca of the bois
terously patriotic. Just in time to see the
Lord Mayor of London, Sir Joseph C.
Dimsdale, come to a balcony and announce
that the terms of surrender had been
signed In South Africa. Amid many cheers
the Lord Mayor made a short speech. In
nhich he expressed his hope that London
would show its appreciation of the good
news by behaving itself decently, and In
an orderly manner. "Let us," said he in
conclusion, "now pray for a long and a
At this statement the assemblage yelled
lustily, and at the instance of the Lord
Mayor gave hearty cheers for King Ed
ward, followed by others for the men who
hod died in South Africa since the war
Comparatively .Orderly Demonstra
tion. By 8 o'clock last night the news had
become generally known. A few belated
extra editions of newspapers were ped
dled about the streets, but before their
appearance the enterprising hawkers, who
for a long time past had kept union
jacks, feathers and horns stored up In
anticipations of tho present event, were
much in evidence. The efforts of the
hawkers received lucrative rewards, with
the result that until long after midnight
.th .national flaxr were. , waved ladlcrim-
tlonal flag were .waved todllm--i On the balance of the state ticket the
by well-meaning roystcrers. Th< -has .been hVemffi and the election
was scarcely an omnibus or a cab which
was not adorned with the national em
blem. Impromptu processions marched up
and down the Strand and Piccadilly.
Sporadic cheering and much horn-blowing
atoned for the sllmness of the crowds,
which, had their volume been greater
would dodbtless have rivaled "Mafeking
night." At It was the demonstrations of
the night resulted In a genial and harm
less sort of jubilation which continued
long after midnight.
Outside of Buckingham Palace, where
Klnff Edward kept himself in seclusion,
a crowd of fairly good proportions gath
ered, and here, as elsewhere, the -national
anthem was sung lustily. Two
sentries and many policemen guarded the
historic message outside the War Office.
It could scarcely be read by the flick
ering gas light After reading this no
tice the people passed In eager crowds
into the more eastern districts of London,
where there were no Illuminations such
as made the clubs on Pall. Mall notice
able. Bloomln' Glad It's Over.
"Good old Kitchener," and "Wejre
bloomln glad It's over," were among the
phrases shouted by the crowds. A large
number of those who had relatives at the
front participated in tonight's street
scenes and lent a serious and often pa
thetic touch to what would otherwise
have been an amusing scene. "Dear old
Bill," or some such name would bo called
out by someone In the crowd, with an
added, "He'll soon be 'ome."
When the general public celebrated the
peace news In the streets, society was
equally Joyous, although not quite so
demonstrative. Many references were
made to the coincidence of the declar
ation of peace In South Africa with the
"glorious first of June," ever memorable
in Great Britain's history by reason "of
Howe's victory over the French fleet in
Americans Joined In Entbuslasra.
At the fashionable hotels and restau
rants patriotic airs were played, and thosa
present repeatedly stood up and cheered
when the bands played "God Save the
King." At the Carlton Hotel particularly
a brilliant crowd of fashionable people cele
brated the news In this manned. Among-
the people at the Carlton were a good
many Americans, who good naturedly
joined In the enthusiasm. In the mean
while, the news had been convejed to
most of the churches, where bells clanged
out the message of peace. Preachers
stopped in their prayers and their ser
mons to read Lord Kitchener's message
to their congregations. At St Paul's
Cathedral the Bishop of Stepney made
the announcement and Impressively pre
faced the reading of Lord Kitchener's
message by saying:
"God has been pleased to answer our
prayers and give us the blessings of
Dr. Parker electrified 4000 listeners at
the City Temple by suddenly Interjecting
the dispatches received at the War Ofllce,
to which he added an expression of hope
that this would also mean peace In Eng
land, and that there would no longer be
anything heard of pro-Boers or pro-Britons.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will
shortly appoint a day of national thanks
giving. In which Cardinal Vaughan will
join In behalf of the Catholics.
The Cabinet will meet this morning, and
will probably discuss the wording of the
statement to be made by Mr. Balfour, the
government leader in the HOuse of Com-
(Concluded on SeCond-paje.
Republican Leaders Confi
dent of Furnish's Election,
HARD FIGHT FOR CHAMBERLAIN
Make Load Boasts, Bat Do Xot Talce
Republican Bets Xo Doubt About
Congressmen Williams Will
The political campaign of 1302 Is over
and the balloting- begins this morning;
The most significant indlcaUon of the
probable outcome is that no one has yet
been found who stood ready 'to take any
of the offers of the bets on the election
pf Furnish. Chamberlain men claim
his election by 5000 majority, an esti
mate so wild that no one takes it serious
ly. If such a majority -were possible, a
hundred men would be ready to put up
money on Chamberlain. Three weeks ago
Portland sporting men offered to bet $1000
on each of the following propositions:
That Furnish will carry Multnomah
County, Umatilla County, Eastern' Ore
gon, "Western Oregon, and that he will be
elected Governor. No one has taken any
of the" offers. Saturday morning a Seattle
sporting man sent down $1000 to be put
up on Chamberlain, but on advice from
Portland friends he wired Instructions
'to take It down. Confidence In the elec
tion of the entire Republican ticket, is
expressed by the leaders at Republican
The state campaign has been a fight
over the Governorship from start to fin
ish. W- J., Furnish has made a clean
campaign upon principle, avoiding: any
personalities or demogoguery. Those who
expected that Mr. Furnish would spend
money to aid in his election, have been
disappointed, for there have been few
campaigns in which less money was spent
than in the contest now closed. Only
those expenses which are necessary In
the campaigns of both parties have been
incurred, and the campaign of boodle,
talked of by the Democrats, has not ma
terialized. The only unfairness In the
whole campaign has been the wholesale
dissemination of falsehoods by those who
wished to defeat the Republican candi
date for Governor.
The disposition in some localities to
scratch the Republican ticket has- been
curbed by the manifest outcome of such
a course. Those who are not satisfied
with some particular candidate know
that It may be their turn next to be with
the winnlng faction, and then the knifing
style of politics would he exceedingly
embarrassing. While many Republicans
will scratch Furnish, the number will not
be nearly so large as has been represent
ed by the Democratic leaders.
practically conceded. As. a matter
As. a matter of
fact all the' effort has been to boom
Chamberlain and other Democratic Candi
dates have been given back seats. Chief
Justice Bean. Secretary of State Dunbar,
State Treasurer Moore and Superintend
ent of Public Instruction Ackcrman will
be re-elected by about 12,000 majority, and
A- M. Crawford, nominee for Attorney
General, and J. R. Whitney, nominee for
State Printer, will be elected by nearly
the same margin.
There has really been but one Congres
sional campaign that in the Second Dis
trict Congressman Tongue, of the First
District remained at his work In the
National Houso of Representatives, and,'
as his election is certain, no particular
effort has been made In his behalf. His
opponent J. K. Weatherford, of Albany,
has made a brief canvass of Southwestern
Oregon, but has apparently done this
rather as fulfilling what he felt to bo
his duty to his party rather than with
an expectation of success. Mr. Weather
ford Is a popular man, and will get his
full party vote, but no more.
In the "Second District J. N. William
son has made a campaign characterized
by that spontaneous enthusiasm which is
an element of Eastern Oregon life.
Known far and wide as the "shcepherd
er," and generally beloved for the loyalty
and self-sacrifice with which he has do
voted his energies to securing the legis
lation, state and National, conducive to
the development of his section of the
state, he has been the admired of all
1 admirers. Men rode across the prairies
as far as 100 miles to hear him speak and
to grasp his honest hand. Nothing is too
good for Williamson in Eastern Oregon.
In that portion of the Second District
west of the Cascades Mr. Williamson will
run well, not because of his personal
popularity, but more particularly because
he is a representative of those Republic
an principles which have strengthened
the Republican party and increased Its
Williamson's opponent W. F. Butcher,
has made a canvass of Eastern Oregon,
and has spoken twice in Portland. He
claims to believe he will be elected, but
with the exception of Democratic State
Chairman Sam White, no one appears to
share with him that confidence in suc
cess. "In many counties In the state very
sharp local battles have been fought, and
In some cases the results of the local
contests have become more Interesting
than the state election. In Baker, Linn,
Lane and Union -counties the fights have
been particularly warm. There Is no
question that the next Legislature will
be Republican by a good majority, though
perhaps by no greater majority than
that of 1301.
In Multnomah County the fight has been
centered upon the majority, the fusion
forces trying to carry the election
against the Republican nominee, George
H. Williams. One of the men who has
been prominent In this fight said last
nighti "Williams will be elected. We
have given him a hard fight but we
cannot overcome the prestige his stand
ing In the community gives him" The
fusion leaders, however, do not concede
The absolutely fearless and independ
ent campaign Judge Williams has made
has added to his already great popularity.
By taking the stump in his own behalf,
and speaking for an hour at a time out
of doors, as well as In crowded halls, he
"has shown that he is yet a man of
strength and activity a man whose days
of usefulness in the City of Portland are
far from ended. His arguments have
been unanswerable; no one has dared to
say ought against his character, and his
never-falling spirit .of fairness has made
him a desirable candidate at this time.
On the county ticket the principal fight
has been made upon the shrievalty.
There are five candidates, but the elec
tion lies between W. A. Storey, Repub
lican; John Drlscoll, fusion, and N. H.
Bird. Independent The fight has been
made principally by a personal canvass
of Ihe city and county by the several
candidates. Storey seems to be decidedly
J krthe lead. The fuslonlstg attempted" to
give out the Impression that the Repub- !
lican managers had lost Interest in Stor
ey's campaign, but the ruse failed to suc
ceed. Whatever contest there has been over
the legislative ticket has been a very
quiet one, and there is little question of
the election of the Republican legislative
ticket The fusion bosses tried to dic
tate to those Republicans who voted with
Simon in the primaries, but a very largo
majority of Senator Simon's friends hold
the party above persons and are disposed
to acquiesce in the party nominations,
especially when those nominations are
made after a fair and honest primary
A number of the fusion candidates for
county offices asked for nominations In
the Republican convention, and went over
to the fusion only In order to get nom
inations. Some of them have held office
in Portland for years. The people arc
pretty generally disgusted with their
style of politics, and will give them little
TO LEAD FRENCH CHAMBER
Bourgeois, Radical, Succeeds Des
cbanel, Moderate Republican.
PARIS, June L The new French Cham
ber of Deputies met this afternoon for the
first time. The house and galleries were
crowded. M. Raullne, Rightest, the old
est member of the'Chomber, presided, and
delivered the Inauguration speech. In
which ho appealed for parliamentary
peace. The important business of elect
ing the provisional president of the Cham
berwhich election Is Invariably ratified
was taken up.
Although the president of the Chamber
is supposed to stand above parties, today's
election to fill this post was a purely po
litical one. M. Deschanel, the president
of the former Chamber, was the presiden
tial candidate of the Moderate Republi
cans. He was opposed by Leon Bourgeois,
who represented the Radical groups. M.
Deschanel was defeated by a vote of 005
to 267. and his four years' tenure of
the presidential chair ended.
His defeat was almost a foregone con
clusion, and, in view of the results of the
general election of April 27, which gave
the Radicals a majority In tho house. It
occasions no surprise. The election of
M. Bourgeois, however, makes the politi
cal situation quite clear, and Indicates to
President Loubet where to choose suc
cessors to the Ministry of M. Waldeck
Rousseau. Various lists of a new Ministry
have already been brought forward, but
nothing In this respect is yet certain, nor
is it likely that anything will be definitely
known until the middle of the week, ex
cept that M. Delcasse, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, will probably retain his
After the election of two Radicals, Eu
gene Etlenne and Louis Maurice Faure as
vice-presidents, the Chamber adjourned
until next Tuesday, as a sign of mourning
for the Martinique victims.
FATAL ROCKAWAY FIRE.
Fo-ar Dead and Property Worth,
NEW YORK, Juno L Max Kastan, 31
years old, and Mrs. Lydla McKrow. the
same-age, lest their lives today in a fire
which swept away man7 buildings at
Rockaway Beach. Thomas S. McKrow
and his 5-year-old son, Frank; Martin
Hansen, 2S, and Morris Kastan, 75, were
injured and taken to a hospital in Long
Island City. Several hours later young
McKrow died, and the father was report
ed to be dying.
The fire started In the frame dwelling
occupied by the Kastans. In a short time
it spread to an unoccupied brick, building,
and then in succession leveled the follow
ing structures: Kastan's Hotel, the Col
lonado Hotel, the Casino, Walter's Hotel.
Sagamore Hotel, Burns Hotel, Seaslde
Avenuo Museum, the Annex Hotel, one
story frame hotel, unoccupied, Peterson's
Hotel, the Mousette Hotel.
The buildings for the most part were of
the frame sort found at the seaside, and
the los3 is estimated at about 5120,000.
After the fire had been controlled tho
body of a man was found burned to a
crisp In one of the buildings. He is sup
posed to have been a candymaker. A num
ber of persons received a few alight burns.
The lire appears to have been started in
the kitchen of Kastan's Hotel, probably
from the explosion of a gasoline stove or
from a pot of candy boiling over.
KILLED TROOPS BY MINES
Hovr the Revolutionists Slcvr an Ar
my of Colombia.
KINGSTON. Jamaica, June 2. The Bri
tish steamer Atrato arrived here from
Colon, Colombia. She reports that there
was heavy fighting at Bocas del Toro lait
week. The revolutionists are said to have
mined the town of Bocas. While the
government trdops were marching Into
Bocas to recapture it, the mines were
exploded and almost all the government
soldiers killed. The revolutionists still
remain In possession of Bogas. Colon and
Panama are the only towns on the Isth
mus now In the control of the govern
ment and troops are being poured into
these two porta with the hope of stem
ming the revolutionary advance.
The revolutionists are winning so much
sympathy upon every hand that the gov
ernment has decided to reorganize its
forces. The Atrato carried 40 govern
ment field officers from Savanllla to Colon,
including General Gulveras, who has been
selected. It Is rumored, as the new Goc
ernor of Panamaf The revolution In
the Isthmus now greatly hampers the
fruit business there and it Is Impossi
ble to predict when quiet will be re
stored. Philippine Receipts and Expenses.
WASHINGTON. June 1. A statement
of the public civil revenues of the Phil
ippine archipelago and the expenditures
therefrom since the date of American oc
cupation, August 28, 1SS8, to June 30, 1901,
Fiscal ear 1001 $10,672,732
Total for three years 20.044.0G2
Fiscal year 1800 5 2,370,005
Fiscal year 1000 4.75S.C78
Fiscal year 1001 5,632,076
Total expenditures for three years. $12,786,702
Excess of receipts over expenditures. 8.133,200
In addition, there were funds seized
amounting to I6S0.515. All the computa
tions are In American money.
Another Victim Dead.
NEW YORK. June l.-John Bogart, of
Castleton, Statcn Island, one of the in
jured In the automobile accident on Stat
en Island on Saturday, died today, mak
ing two dead, six severely Injured, and
a dozen or more slightly Injured.
W. C. Baker and C. E. Denzer, his as
sistant, who were In the machine, and
who spent the night In an Infirmary, were
released on b&ll tonight.
Americans In Berlin.
BERLIN, June L There are 230 Ameri
cans at one hotel in Berlin, and other ho
tels are entertaining numbers of travelers
from across the Atlantic The hotel men
tliJnlr AmriMnR arc mrvrn mimirnm! .
J Berlin this year than eVer before.
MORE BOXER WORK
The Insurrection Resumed in
Southwest China. '
STORM AND FIRE IN JAPAN'
Hundreds of Fishermen Lost Their
Lives 1400 Houses Burned Plans
for Increasing the Japan
VICTORIA. B. C, June 1. Advices re
ceived by the steamer Claverlng state
tha in Southwest China a new Boxer In
surrection has broken out, led by Mochl
hlng, who killed his wife and family
Others emulated the example, before the
campaign commenced. The Boxers first
murdered a French missionary and later
killed a Belgian priest, and 50 Chinese of
cials engaged in collecting taxes wero
killed. A church was destroyed at Wei
Heln, where a native missionary was
killed and a large number of converts,
slaughtered. Troops were sent against
the Boxers, who defeated them. The reb
els are credited with a programme to
overrun Honan and Shantung and then
make -for Pekln. They are well armed.
Pekln correspondents say the semi-foreign
uniformed soldiers of Yuan Shlh
Kal, who guarded the imperial cortega
en route to the eastern tombs, created a
reign of terror on the way, the villagers
mistaking them for foreign troops. The
country people fled as soon as the pen
nants were seen.
News Is received that the organization
of a police force has been commenced at
Wuchang, and an Englishman. Charles
Preston, has been, engaged in Shanghai
as superintendent The police will num
ber 600. It has further been decided to
organize a police force In Hankow with
an American as superintendent
Correspondents in South China report
the defeat of the Kwangsl rebels near
Nannlng and the capture of Hung Yung
Seng, their leader. The Wlnchow corre
spondent of the Hong Kong Telegraph,
describing the battle In the hills neir
"From an eye-witness I learn that the
affair seems to have been a very bloody
encounter. The troops at first were un
able to rout the rebels, but with the help
of two Maxims and a couple of Impound
ers they forced them to scatter. It was
whilst leading his men and encouraging
them against the imperial troops that
the leader was wounded by a fragment
of a shell and captured. He was sent to
Canton for punishment and execution.."
Storm and Fire In Japan.
News was received from. Hokhalda of
the drowning of 300 more Japanese fisher
men in terrible gales of the beginning of
"May oft that coast Off the Island of
Teurl and Yokishlrl there were 122 Boats
engaged In fishing for herring, when the
storm began. No less than70 boats were
cast away and out of a total of 1353
men, 220 were drowned. One hundred and
ninety-two corpses had been recovered
at the date of latest advices, but 28 -nero
still missing. Tho men who lost their
lives were mostly from Akita Prefecture.
From other fishing districts wrecks wero
reported and the loss of life is great. The
Japanese cruiser Yayeyama, sent to re
lieve the wrecked Musabl at Neumuro,
was wrecked in the same harbor during
the storm. Her crew was saved.
From many parts news Is given of dam
ago and disaster. Altogether there were
seven conflagrations and the total num
ber of houses destroyed by fire was 1499.
Floods also caused tho destruction of
houses and loss of life.
Toklo papers give news of large In
creases to Japan's fleets. It Is said' that
the present 255,202 tons of warships in
commission and building will be increased
by the addition of five first-class line
battle-ships, two first-class cruisers, eight
second-class cruisers and 10 torpedo-destroyers,
a total of 25 vessels, with an
aggregate displacement of 135,900 tons.
Rumor alleges that funds will be found
by continuing or even increasing the pres
ent rate of land tax, and by imposing a
tax on silk fabrics.
Anxiety Is being occasioned at Toklo
and vicinity by the fact that rumbling
sounds are being heard from. Mount Tsu
kaba. Beautiful Woman Dead.
)DERBY, Conn., June 1. Mrs. Henry
Shelton Sanford, widow of Henry Shelton
Sanford, Minister to Belgium during
President Lincoln's term, died at Tier
home here this morning. Mrs. Sanford
was known as the most beautiful woman
at the Belgian court during- her husband's
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Oregon's first slUer mine has been opened la
Josephine County. Page 3.
Man V.&3 fatally shot in quarrel at Fairhaven.
Wash. Page 3.
Conditions for opening the Fort Hall Indian
reservation. Pace 3.
Transport arrived In San Francisco with Twenty-first
Infantry. Tzge 2.
Peace terms have bee signed by Briton and
Boer. Page 1.
Another Boxer insurrection Is reported in Chi
na. Page 1.
Storm and fire do great damage in Japan.
French Deputies elect a Radical to supersede
Moderate Republican President. Page 2.
Both volcanoes In Lesser Antilles are still act
.He. Page 5.
Senate will ote on Philippines bill Tuesday,
after which Ul come consideration of Nica
ragua Canal and Cuban bills. Page 2.
Critical stage has been reached In the coal
miners' strike. Page 1
Striking Chicago teamsters gained 125 recruits
josterday. Page 1.
Rochambeau commission sails for home. Page 3.
Four persons v ere burned at Rockaway Beach.
Our exports of manufactures hold up to big fig
ures. Page 5.
Has week's adance In London stock market
discounted the peace news? Page 5.
Berlin bourse is also optimistic. Page 5.
Amorlcan wares established In markets of Ger
many. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Local political campaign Is closed. Page 1.
Victor B. DollU er ad lses voters not to fcrget
the days of past hardships. Page 12.
Colonel Pat Donan dies. Page 10.
Funeral of ex-Goernor Syl ester Pennoycr.
"Woodmen of the World and Women of Wood
craft dedicate monuments to the dead of
both orders. Page 12, ,
Real estate market dull and building operations
suspended. Page 10. I