SI ME JnlILLSBR VOL. IX. JULLSBOUO, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1902. NO. 13 EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THt FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. A Comorehanalve Review of the Important Happening of the Put Week, Presented In Ceadenaed Form. Whlih It Mini likely U Prev of Interest to Our Many Reader Tim war department Inn ordered tli Marietta, iiuw at Kingston, Jamaica, to I Ouayra, YcuuiieU. king I'.dnard Imi an far recovered that li has been able to go aboard his yacht li .r a abort criilim, Tracy' last exploit wan nr Knnm claw, whore he made a lsy shave liiiu whlln tlirtHi tnHii looked on, ll hundred aild t'lKllt IWr have Jut arrived lit New York from Jlcr inililn, whore Ilit')" were ooii tl mi prlouai ol war. David Merrill, the Marconi luia received wlrelcs iiiml at a distance ol 1,400 mile. C plete message were received a', a dis tance ol H.'iO miles, Tlm In I till Mull' trHnvirt IIummi cratm hat 1hmh hoIiI lor 50,000, a liltlu more than a third of its coat to the Itnvermneiit In IStlil. Four Clilrnuo milroiiln have inaile iinliviiliial a)(rt4inenti with the ulrik Iiik f toIkIi t IiiiihIIith. Thin may ran hi a Itenerul breiik in the trike. The IkhIv of Iml raumnfoti, lale amhaimiulor i f (iri'at I'.rltalii at WuhIi iiiKton, haN Ihhiii hihl to rnt In the (iimlly tomb, near Newark-on-rrunt, Knidaml. Two Iuiii'IhmI mliH'mat U'avenworth, Kan., have none on Htriko, The I'eary n-lit'f ahip ban Htarted on her trip to the An-lic ri'niimii. The irini.li'iit him aKiintel I)irtctir Merriiini aa eriimm'ht ilirwtur of the ci'nmiH. The eniror of Corea him awpti'd an Invitation for that country to parti vlpatu in the Ht. Iiuli extiOHition. lllanka for Indian war veterana linvt IxH'n imiind and applicationa w ill whiii lie KnliiK In to the pi'inHnn department at Wanlilit(ton, Tlm poHMO In pnmult of Trury Iiiin re turned to Seattle for a runt. The force will be reorKiinlted and a more deter mined campaiK inauguriited. (ienernl Chaffee Iiiih boen relieved ol ronimand in tlm 1'bilippinea and will be anHlKiiml to duly in the Cnited Htaten. lie will bo auiteeedud by (ieti erai Pavis. MiiHked men held op n Denver & Rio Grande puHmuixei train in Colorado. It Ih not known how much they bo cured, but the train umially can leu a largo amount of money. ly the flndiiiK ul Merrill's body, the utory told by Tracy haa proven to be true. The body baa been found a tew mi leu (rom CbebuliN, at the place Tracy declared he ought with Iun partner. A boy panning through the canyon din overed it lying in the briinh. Fixing ol coronation date bin iiprnit Londdiiociety's plana. The flood flituatlon nt Topcka, Kan., m becoming more aeriouH. A numbor of violont enrthqnnke ihocka have been reported from Vene Eiiela. The Vatican Is anxious to eHtabl 1h!i diplomutio relatlona with the United Platen. A French doctor Inoculated hltnnell with conmimptive cow matter in order to dinprove I'rof. Koch's theory. John 0. Rockefeller offered Smith college, Northampton, Mum., f 1 00,000 on condition that a like gum bo sub cribed. I Col. II. II. Williams, of hpringfleld, 0., former pontcfllce inspector in Cuba, predicts that Cuba will soon apply for annexation, as such action is desired by majority of the people. mm I -V'T A-" &r . CHAFFEE 19 RECALLED. Relieved ol Command In the Philippine Davie lo Succeed Him. Washington, July 17. General ClmlW linn Ihs ii relieved ol tliu cum IiihiiiI In llm Philippine and ordered Ui Dim command of tlm l'Mrt mciit ol tin' Fast hy mi orilnr irmicd liy Secretary ' Hoot, 1 1 ji order in an lollowa- "i'.y direction ol tlm president, Major Uciirnl Gt-rog W. Davis will relieve i Major General ChalW ol tint iiiiiiiiiuihI Jul tlm (I I v if iun ol tlm Philippines, Sep- tcmlier HO, 1 101. On Imihk relieved I General Chaffee will with hi aulhoi- iul aiil ri'utir to Governor' IkUii'J, Now York, mill assume command ol tlm department o tint Kant." A iiw nay ago licneral l liutli-e was cabled that lie mold have command of either tin) department of tlm Fast or the j department ol the lukrna II h desired 10 0'iiiiw imnm ai tins nine. lis wa : liilnriiitNl tliat the retirement of General I llrooko aflnrli-i an jim rt ti n it y ol makiiiK either exchange lie desired. jThe cablegram elovd with a commen dation by the (it-rctsry ol wa' on Gen- ieral Chaffee' service in China ami the Murdered Outlaw. I'liilippineH. A reply wan rcceiveil (rom lienenil Cliaffee Htating that he left the mutter entirely with the de partment, but that 1m Would prefer Nmw York in caae lie waa relieved in the I'lillipplnun, He MiKgented that SeptemU'r HO would be a gmul date to make any change in the command of the riitlippinvK. The utiituf ol the commander of the department of the Kuat, aa qualified by the lant order ia an follow (ienernl Ihooke in at prenent in com mand, but he in to retire at the end of the pieaeut mouth. (ieneral Mac Arthur in in command 'of the depart ment of the lakea at Chicago, but he will lie temporarily ordered to New York after (ieneral llrooke'n retirement to command the department of the Kant while the combined maneuver are go ing on. He will retain tlm command until relieved hy (ieneral Chaffee, probably about November net, w hen it In exctcd (ieneral MacArthur will return to bin prenent command in Chi cago. LIGHTNING STRIKES OIL. Urge Part of thi Jcnalna,! Field In Loulil destroyed by Fire. Jennings, 1., July 17. During heavy electrical storm that pasneed over the Jennings oil Held today a bolt of lightning struck the Held titorage tanks of the Jenninif oil company, sotting them allre. The flames spread to the derricks of the company ndoiulng, and in a short time the derricks and tanks were destroyed. Hurtling streams of oil from the tanks run In the direc tion of Coulee. All workmen in the fluid immediately stopped work and set about throwing up levees so as to pie vent as far as possible the spreading of the fire. In a short time, however, another tank had broken louse, and the wind bad driven tho flames into the tanks ol the Southern, Northern and Crescent oil companies, but they in Borne manner escaped destruction. Portland and Jeanie Are Sale. Victoria, B. C, July 17. Two pas sengers trom Nome, lumlt.il here by the collier Melville lhillnr on her way to Ijtdysmith, report the sale arrival at Nome of both the Portland and the Jeanie, Tho steamers, ibey say, ar rived at the same time, the Portland towing the Jeanie, which witBdinabled, part of the way. No hardships were suffered by the passenger and crews, the two steamers being within bailing dis tance of each other. The Portland getting free first, assisted the Jeanie to got out. Mine Magazine Explodei Salt Lake July 17. A telephone mesnugo just received from Park City, Utah, says that the magazine on the 1200-foot level of the Daly West mine exploded shortly after 1 o'clock this morning. There were 150 men at work in the mine at the time the explolson occurred. Eighteen dead bodies have already been removed, mid It Is thought, that the number of dead will reach 100. Guses issuing from tho mouth of the mine prevents any one entering. NEWS OF THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PART8 OF OREGON. Commercial and Financial Happening! of Inv portante-A Brief Review of the Growth and Improvement of the Many Indutlrlee Throughout Our thriving Commonwealth Letui Market Report. A large box and basket factory i to lie entahl inlied at Kugene. Haletn hop buyers are cloning con tract for the 1U02 crops at '10 cents per pound. Two Oregon inistilhYes were dineon tinned July l.'i Irma, Curry county, and Waldron, Wliatder county. A blaae at Sheep Hock mine, four niilraj from Sanger, Kastern Oregon, de stroyed the stamp mill, holrt and other building. Citizens f Crook county are consid ering numerous plans of ridding the county of rabbits, which are the worst pent in Kastorn Oregon. Mountain cliinliers have started on their annual pilgrimage to the top of II'KkI. One party has already made the ascent. They report much snow and ice all! on the side of the peak. The county bridge over Hubbard creek, at Millwood, Douglas county, collapsed while a team with a load ol nimiier wan ciosmng. Ilia driver was (atully injured ami both horses killed, ' Citizens of llillshoru held a meeting and a committee was apKiintfd to se cure a right of way lor the electric rail way to the Multnomah county line, the company having swurcd the right of way from there into Portland. The pt opiated railroad into Malheur and Harney counties liuacauMl timber lands in that section to be taken up rapidly. It is estimated that along the line of the proiKwod road 20,000 lo 25,. 000 acres ol land well covered by timber have lieen located since March 1. Oregon counties, for the past year. have N'n paying out nearly 15,000 a month for scalps of wild animals, prin- i-i j ally coyotes. The county stands one-third of this amount and the state two-thirds. The 50,000 appropria tion made by the legislature of 11)01 is exhausted and f '.'0,000 in claims are on file. The counties are relying on the next legislature for reimbursement. Ijine county, however, ha made an order that no mote scalps will be ac cepted. Hop buyers around Salem are offering 18 wnts for the lUO'J cr ip. A sawmill w ith cuiwiclty of 100,000 feet per day is to be built at Astoria at once. Hop growers in 1-sne county antici pate more trouble this year than usual with lice. The proNX't are good for heavy crop of both fall and spring wheat in Linn county. The recent rains have brightened the prospects for the grain and hay crops around l'rineville. Cold storage men at Astoria are now paying 8 cents ter iKiund for large fish, an advance of 1 cent. Several cars of Willamette valley 11102 iirunes have been contracted for at cents in 25-pound boxes. A. J. Webster has been appointed denutv fifth warden at Astoria, to suc ceed Henry liultman, resigned. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 65K(968c; bluestem, 67(tjfi8cj valley, 6667c. Barley Feed, 22; brewing, 23 per ton. Flour Bext grades, 13.05(33.60 par barrel; graham, f3.uS(g3.S0. Millstuffs Bran, $1518 per ton: middlings, $21.60; shorts, $18; chop, $16, Oats No.l white, $t.201.25;gray, $1.10(91.15. Hay Timothy, $12016 ; clover, $7.50(310; Oregon wild hay, $50 per ton. Potatoes Beet Burbanks, 7585c percental; ordinary, 40c per cental, growers prices; sweets, $2.252.50 per cental ; new potatoes, 1 Butter Creamery, 2021c; dairy 16 18o; store, 15lc. Eggs 20(9220 for Oregon. Cheese i- Full cream, twins, 12H 13c; Young America, 13tU)c; fac tory prices, ($ lc less. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50(3 4,60; hens, $4.005.60 per doxen, 1 1 (dj 1 1 Sj c per pound; springs, 11 ll.Hc per pound, $2.60(34.50 per doi- n; ducks, $z.oO($K.ou per dosen; tur keys, live, 1314c, dressed, 1516c per pound; geese, $4.00(t5.00 per dozen. Mutton Gross, 2Sa per pound; dressed, fic per pound. Hoga Gross, 6c; dressed, 77sc per pound. Veal 78c per pound. Beef Gross, cowa, S3cj Bteers. 3H4.Hi'cj dressed, 7($8c per pound. Hops 14(316 cents per pound. Wool Valley,1215;Eastern Ore gon, 814c; mnhatr, S5i26c pound. The insurance of the lives of children is forbidden in Montreal. William McGoveru made the eighth suicide in Merlden, Conn., in two mouths. A Buicide club is believed to exist. The congregation of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, unani mously adopted a pledge to contribute any part of $2,000,000 that may be necessary to build an immense auditor ium at Boston. 8WEPT BY FLAME8. Granta Put Visited by a $50,000 Firt-Orig inaiee) in Defective Flue. Grants Pans, Oregon, July 15. A fire which i believed to have had iUorigin in a defective flue in a hotel yentenlay afternoon destroyed $50,000 worth of property here. A southwest wind that was blowing a gale muttered the flying embers over all parts of the city and made it practically imposnible for the firemen to keep the flames under control. The fire was a moat remark able one in that it did not sweep every thing a it went, but skipped here and there, making the situation all the more difficult for the firemen and the citi zens, w ho fought heroically to quell the destructive flame. Nearly all of the residences and buildings burned were insured for one-half or two-thirds of their value. The fire originated in the old City hotel, on Front tlreet. Flame were diocovered breaking through the kitchen roof about 1 o clock in the afternoon, and probably caused by a defective flue. Fanned by the tierce wind, the flames d completely enveloped the City hotel and the adjoining buildings before the Are department could reach the scene. notwithstanding their prompt response. I he drants Pan brewery was next in the path of the flames, and in a lew minute was reduced to ashes. The blaze then leaiied across the street to the railroad yards of the Southern Pacific, where are located the round house, machine shop and wood yard. These were soon a mass of flames. Acron the street were three residences, and these were next to go. By this time the whole city was in gieat alarm. The wildest excitement prevailed, for the solid business portion of the town on Front street and all of the residences of the city, comprising half of Grants Pass, seemed doomed, aa they were di rectly in the path of the flames. Every available team, dray and truck in the city weie brought into use in getting the contents of stores and residences to places of safety. , The mayor telephoned to Ashland for assistance and the fire department ol that city was loaded onto a special train and hurried to the scene of the conflagration, where good service was rendered in aaviug the remainder of the town, SALISBURY RESIGNS. It Was Expected, but Not to Soon Succeeded by A. J. Ballour. London, July 16. The fact of the resignation of the premiership of Great Britain by Lord Salisbury has been offi cially given out. The prime minister laid down tiie responsibilities of his office July 11. Within 24 honra his majesty elevated A. J. Balfour, the government's chief representative in the house of commons, to the position of premier. While it was expected in political and commercial circles that Lord Sal isbury's retirement would be coincident with the coronation of King Edward, it was scarcely looked for prior to that event. Consequently about the only surprise expressed as the news spread through London concerned the date, rather than the fact of the resignation. The real interest was not so much in reference to Lord Salisbury's with drawal as it was in the appointment of bis successor. The liveliest speculation is rife as to the personnel of the new cabinet. The most discussed feature of the pending changes is the position of Mr. Cham berlain, the colonial secretary, who in many quarters has been regarded as the most promising candidate for the pre miership. As to Lord Salisbury's withdrawal, the main reason is considered by prac tically all well informed persons to have been a desire for a quiet life on the part of a man advanced in years, whose activities have been unusual and whose scientific tastes predisposed him to study and seclusion. Although Lord Salisbury's resigna tion does not necessarily involve the reconstruction of tho cabinet, it is be lieved there wilt be some changes. It is considered not unlikely that some of the ministers will be made peers in order to make room for new blood in the cabinet. Waters Are Falling. Topeka, Kan., July 16. The flood situation is beginning to show some improvement. The Kansas river has fallen nearly four inches since 10 o'clock this morning, and the prospects are that the 'all will be steady now until the water has reached its usual level. Railroad traffic on the Santa Fe and Union Pacific is entirely shut off between here and Kansas City on ac count of washouts near Lawrence. It is thought that the damage will be re paired sometime tomorrow. Collide In Malacca. Singapore, June 9, via San Francisco, July 16, A collision took place the night of June 6 in the Straits of Malac ca, between the local steamer Teutonia and a Chinese junk. Both vessels sank almost immediately, and only 68 per sons were saved out of 106 on board. Precautions Agalnit Cholera. Tokio, June 28, via San Francisco, July 16, Owing to the prevalence of cholera in certain districts of Japan, the United States sanitary authorities will allow no one to go to Hawaii or America from the infected places with out undergoing live days' disinfection at Yokohama. This order also applies to any person coming by way of Tokio, as the disease has made its appearance in the capital. MERRILL IS DEAD TRACY KILLED HI8 PAL, JUST A8 HE 8AID. Body Found at Napavine, Near Chehalii Brother of the Outlaw Identifies the Re- malne DiKovcry Wa Made by Woman and tier So While Out Picking Berries will Not Oct hull Reward. Cliehalls, Juiy 16. All doubt of Convict Harry Tracy' sUiry that be hal slain his pal, David Merrill, hi. been removed by the new that Mer rill' dead body bad been found, four mile southeast of here, partially con- cealifd by two logs, between which the murderer had thrown it. Although partially decomponed, two bullet wounds were plainly discernible in the body, one in the wrist and another in the back, and it is believed that a third bullet found lodg nent in'the ncek of the victim of a fellow criminal's treahcery. The discovery wa made by Mrs. Mary Wagoner, of Napavine, and her 1 2-year-old son George, who were picking blackbeiries in the woods near the Northern Pacific railroad track. ai d were attracted to the body by the odor. Thinking at once of the story ol Tracy, which, with the many tales ol his adventures, is known to everyone in this vicinity, they at once made an investigation. The body was lying between two logs. luce down, and with the legs and one hand up. The spot where it lay is about 200 feet from the Northern Pacific track, on an unfrequented road, and so distant from any dwelling that the crack of Tracy' murderous rifle might have sounded without attracting any at tention. The surroundings and the lo cation of the bullet holes indicate that the story Tracy told to the cerw of the launch which carried him down Puget sound from near Olympia, July 2, may be true, although there is reason to believe that the convict, fearing that Merrill would reveal the whereabouts of the fugitives by his clumsiness killed him in cold blood. Three 90-30 shells, found a ilttle dis tance frojo the spot w here the body was found, destroyed whatever doubts re mained in the minds ol those who answered Mrs. Wagoner's summons, and subsequent developments have demonstrated conclusively that Tracy not only Is toe slayer of six men who were obstaejes in his path to liberty, but also shot down his own companion and fellow fugetive. The face was un recognizable, and the body in a bad state, hut a comparison of the descrip tion of scars on Merrill's hands, his foot and knee, and the color of bis hair, tallied with those on the body. War den J. T. Janes, of the Salem peniten tiary, did not swear that the body was that of Merrill, but expressed an opin ion to this effect. J. W. Studebaker, of Castle Rock, who had known Merrill many years, said the body was that of the outlaw. Ben Merrill, his brother, who has been working in a Chehalis livery stable the past two weeks, ex pressed the same opinoin. ' Will Not Oct Full Reward. Salem, Or., July 17. Superintend ent J. D. Lee, of the Oregon peniten tiary, today received a message asking whether the reward will be paid to the person who found the body of Meirill. Superintendent Lee replied that the re ward would be Fid according ;o the language of the offer, which was for the "capture and return" of the con victs, dead or alive, but that in any event he would pay liberally for the re turn of the body, even though not cap tured as specified in the offer. BATTLE SHIP AGROUND. Illinois Striku an Obstruction in the Harbor of Chriitlana, Norway. Christiana, Norway, July 17. The United States battleship Illinois, flag ship of Rear Admiral Crowninshield, and the United States cruiser Chicago have arrived here. While the Illinois was standing into the harbor, leading the squadron, her steering gear failed, and her helm jammed bard to star board, with the ship beaded straight for the shore. Both anchors were let go and her engines were backed prompt ly, but the port anchor chain parted. The ship struck an obstruction and a bole was punched in her bottom. Two small compartments filled with water. The crew were piped to quarters and the water tight doors were closed. The rest of the apiadton stood into the in ner harbor. The Illinois was eventu ally backed off and anchored safely. Rear .Admiral Crowninshield will probably shift his flag to the Chicago. Tornado In North Dakota. St. Taul, July 17. Tremendous dam age, and, it is thought, great loss ol life, were caused by a terrible wind storm which early tonight swept in a southwesterly direction from the inter national boundary across the north eastern portion of North Dakota. Three towns, according to the meager reports which are obtainable, were totally wiped out. Telegraph lines are wrecked and there is no communication with the section where the most serious devastation is thought to have been worked by the tornado. Explosion of the Kaichl. Victoria, B. C, July 17. Details are given in the Chinese papers, received today by the steamship Empress of India, of the blowing up of the Chinese cruiser Kaichi, which was lying at Usiuknan, and used as a training ship. The first report placed the loss of life at 250, but the more reliable papers say it it will not exceed 140. At the time of the explosion Captain Lee and sev eral of the officers were ashore, four officers having been left in charge. TO BE BIG P08T. Department PropoKt to Make Vancouver One o( the Largest ia Country. Washington, July 15. The action of the war department in allotting 1 142, 000 for immediat expenditure in en larging the present quarter at Van couver Barrack indicates that this post is not only to be retained ((department headquarters, but is to be gradually developed as one of the largest perma nent army stations. The money now made available will be expended nnder the direction of the department and constructing quartermasters in enlarg ing and fitting up the 10 barracks buildings now standing, making them sufficiently large to accommodate a full regiment of infantry. New quarters will alno be erected for the accommoda tion of two large companies of field artillery of 120 men each. Such addi tional officers' quarters will be erected as are necessary to accommodate the complement of officers in command of the troops provided for. A large build ing for the "bachelors' mess" will also be erected, together with several smaller building not yet arranged for. The apportionment of funds made does not provide for sewer, water and heating systems, for which additional funds will be allotted later. In the construction of all builidngs, local tim- oer will be used, as experience has taught that on the Pacific coast frame buildings are a great deal cheaper and equally as satisfactory as brick. Plans for this new work are now being com pleted, and will be advertised at an early date, fcs most of the work will be done by contract. At Fort Lawton, $105,500 has been apportioned for erecting new quarters for two additional companies of infantry in addition to the two companies now quartered there, while headquarters for a regiment will also be built, making this the most important poi-t on Puget sound. These buildings will be frame. At Fort Wright the $27,000 allotted will be expended in erecting officers quarters of brick, to replace the quai ters now provided. Work at the late named posts will be done by contract, under supervision cf the constructing quartermasters now at these stations. Plans for the work will be completed as i rapidly as possible. MOVING SIDEWALKS- Syndicate Formed Which Propoiea to Equip Brooklyn Bridge. New York, July 15. It is learned, says the Herald, that behind the plan to equip the Brooklyn bridge with mov ing sidewalks are men of great promin ence in the railroad and financial world. Tbey have.it is stated, perfected a preliminary organization, and if their proposition is viewed favorably by the officials of the city who have power to act they will organize a corporation under this state and become practically a local concern. It has been agreed by the representa tives of these men that they will with in one year equip the bridge with mov ing sidewalks at,t heir own expense, and will pay the city $150,000 a year for the privilege ol operating them. They have agreed to charge not more than 1 cent a person for each crossing. There will be no total suspension of traffic at any time during the progress of the work, they promise, and the public will not even be inconvenienced for more than four days, or certainly more than a week, while the termials are being put in place. It is proposed to operate the moving sidewalk for about 10 out of the 24 hours, during the times of the greatest crush of passengers, and to operate the trolley cars as at present the remainder of the time, thus giving opportunity to inspect the.sidewalk and keep it in perfect operation. WILL FIGHT TO A FINISH. Union Pacific Strike Promlitt to Be s Struggle Both Sides Determined. long Omaha, July 15. At the end of the fifth week of the Union Pacific shop men's strike there appears to be little hope for an immediate settlement. Both sides have shown themselves de termined to fight to the end. The offi cials of the road today made a brief re sume of the conditions, stating that 65 per cent of the strikers' places in this city are filled. The company is not hampered, according to the official state ment, in the handling of motive power by reason of the strike. Strike leaders declare that there has not been a sin gle defection from their ranks; that the new men at work are not generally skilled mechanics, and that a long fight is in propseot which will eventu ally force the company to their terms. Will Hold Their Coal. New York, July 15. At a meeting of the ooal operators yesterday, an agreement was reached that until the meeting of the bituminous coal miners, to lie held July 17, becomes known, the coal operators in the agreement will hold their present stock of coal, and that which they will receive this week, and not sell any in the open market The operators ray they are impelled to protect themselves because of the scarcity of soft coal in or near New York, which the consultation dis closed yesterday. Great Northern Strike Settled. St. Paul, July 15 Four hundred I boiler makers and helpers on the Great j Northern railway system, who went on strike for higher wages some six weeks ago, returned to work yesterday morn I ing. The strike was settled at a con : forence between a committee of strikers and officials of the company. There j were concessions on both sides. Under the new schedule, the men will receive . an advance of 25 cents per day over ' the stale in effect before the strike. OVER HALF A CENT THIS PREVENTS A SETTLEMENT OF CHICAGO 8TRIKE. Both Railroad) and Freighthandlers Say They WiH Yield Nothing Mora, and Expect to Fight It Out to a Finuh-Bu.weia Men of the City Losing a Millioa Dollar a Day No Siga of Settlement. Chicago, June 16 While the whole sale business of this city is almost com pletely paralyxed, and while it bul- nesa men are standing a loss of $1,000,- WO a day, the striking freiahthandier. and the railroads are in a deadlock and announce their determination to fight to a finish over the anmiinn ,.t n..t,.i a cent per hour per man, or a total of ouy wr every 24 hoars, this being divided on one side Mimn 11 roads and on the other side between 10,000 men. The situation tonishr ia than at any time since the commence ment of the tronhln n,l . nn i. since the walkout have the point at issue been so obstinately maintained. Three times yesterday the freight handlers sent committees to meet the general managers, and three times came back without reeults. The first call was made without giving warning to the managers, and when thammmit. tees arrived, they were unable to find any oi mem, tor tbe reason that the managers were havincr mu.;n their own, and were not at their offices. inesecona call produced more effect, as several of the committees saw the managers, but nothing definite resulted. mo lam committees were sent out by President Curran. of th r,.i.i..-j - iviUUMUI. lers, at tbe demand of the teamsters, uo waniea sometning attempted to ward a settlement. This time the com mittees were started an it-. t. k. afternoon that it waa a fnroonn. sion that they would not find many of ..., geucri managers at tneir offices. All the committees rennrta.1 iw.f that they had failed of any result. j ne committee tnat went to the Mil waukee & St. Paul rrA k...L. bearing the information that they had u-ttu munu aamisaion, and were in formed that their former employers did not care to receive them, th.t tk. k.j all the men necessary in their business, and that hereafter would be received from employes who had Kone on strike. Th nffis.u i the road declared later that they woold uiAiutnill luia position. After this had been nnuiiul y.A. quarters of the strikers, President Cur ran announcea that the fight was on to a finish, and that hereaftei when the railroads had any overtures to make, or wished to do anv hnainaa. mith !,:. ' "www ...v.. ,uil employes, they would be compelled to viaurwv eucn ousmess through the officers of the Freighthandlers' union. itn sides now declare that they have reached the limit, and that abso lutely nothing? will h mnj ti. men demand 11 cents, and the man agers say that they will not, under any circumstances, pay more than 17 cents. The railroad warehouses, ordinarily a hive of industry, were almost as quiet as on Sunday. At a distance from each warehouse was a company of pickets posted to keep freight from entering or leaving the sheds. Nearer the 'depots were guards of police on duty to protect the men in the warehouse n,l n n '- wu V, 11 V I . any disturbances which might arise. liangs ot nonunion men brought into the city to take the places of the strik ers lounged about the warehouses or in their cars, with scarcely anvthin., do. CONDITIONS FOR TIEN T8IN. City Government to Be Reitorcd to Chineie, With Limitation. Pekin. July 16. The tera to China have AffiwH conditions for the restoration of the government ot lien Tsin to China, and inese conuiuons only await the signa ture of the Italian minister, tbe Mar quis Palvago Raggi, who is absent, for presentation to the Chinese govern ment. According to the conditions, the 30-kilometer radius from which Chinese troops are excluded is reduced to 20 kilometers, the limitation of the number ot police which the Chinese may maintain within the radius is eliminated, and the concessions granted by tbe provisional government are ig nored. The members of the government are considering the question of devoting the surplus in the treasury to the reim bursing of the concessionaries for in vestments made on the strength of their concessions. The negotiations for the lestoration of the Pekin-8han Hai Kwan railway have reached a partial deadlock. The German minister to China, Dr. Mumm yon Schwarzenstein, started for Berlin today for a six month's leave of absence. He will proceed home by way of the United States. Choler Spreading in the Island. Manila, July 16,-Cholera is spread ing somewhat in the islands. The ratio for Manila is maintained. The rains now falling have not checked the disease materially. Sayi Boer Peace Will Be Short Colorado Springs, Colo., July lfl. H. C. De Roo, an adjutant in the Boer army under Delarey, is in the city on a visit. He says in his opinion peace will not last two years in the Trans vaal. The arms turned in to the Brit ish are worthless, and the good ones have been buried in secret places. He says England is trying to make Eng. lishmen of the Boers, and when they put on the screws too hard the latter will rebel.