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ASTOKU. OKP.'iOX, Tl'RMJAY, AI'KIL 16, 1001.
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mors work and do It bttr
In A da than a1 poor nut, In
ord'f to make plumbing
chipr for our cuatomeo
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mechanics. If you want first
Haas plumbing or steam fit
tlmr dun inquire at
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opinion. How to get In your
favor. Make a flrst-dns. re
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ter Oak Stove and Range.
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Between Ninth and Tenth.
Fancy and Staple Groceries
FLOUR, FEED. PROVISIONS.
TOBACCO AND CIGARS
Supplies of all kinds at lowest rates, for fishermen,
Fanners and loggers.
As Ve ALIwBN, Tenth and Commercial Streets
Newspaper Men at Pretoria in
RUMOR OF GREAT BOER COUP
(katral F reach tat tilt Mca Said to Have
Bti Captsreo-Brliiib Take Mao;
Ifiti Ammuollloa Wijosi
LONDON. April 1. British newspa
pers a ivl rnux.ixln.fi, cmirm'titlng upon
!ln' Hlt-rfuilnv H-rliHlH df hii and op-
pri'licniiion kiiiiH finirm-t'-nv tnf iaiMit
otHKi'N of 1 1 - Ho.ith African r.iirupal(fi),
"rnpuii. ihi-n'- with th Uittf-r manc-n
( tln Ani-iHiun war of ln.jM-n'l'npi.,
iin thoiiKh to finph.'uil th''w fludua-
tldiin. Whlli- li-ttfrn -f fmi mHltl cor-
I.im..-ii n in I'rcSorta dilct the altu-
utl'in !n a ruth-r .-rp.i.rltiK nxxnl, th
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"Tin D.'tt xix wt-i kii.'' xnyn he. "will
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IllK. I.lliJ K.ti Jlt fl'T will ri lll'W lllH
i-"plnR nwvv'iiifnte. H- haa an army
f J'Aimmi fltli-l'Tit tri.f, im-ludlng 80.-
(M iiiiiinil -d men. lth a K ) aupply of
ti'iiHi-n. V.iia havinK '"n fn-cun.il in
ill J'olony nlittu".
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A.KOQI W. P. ACn..aud PaolSc Kspreu Oo'l.
ARE NOT HOPEFUL
fiiutlun, n-crulta anil imluatili onf-a arp
K'-ttlnK In fV"ry ilay. Kor i-vi-ry liocr
klll.il by tli" KriKllrh nouailuyM half a
iloisi-ri i-fcrultn dtraKK'l In from thin
'I'untry .Mill clni-whiTir.
"Tin li.HTii do not rom- to flht
.my lilif pltrh-'d Imttltj at prwnt. TtK-y
will alrnply worry th t-ncmy anywhere
they vn and ih 'it AuKUat und B'ptTn-h-r
you tn.iy look for a reminptlon of
(riMii'iiil o:ilon in a larK i"'alr."
MI'ST NOT INTKIlFKItr:.
rrilnn M -n H iv. No Ulght to
A)ur-ntli to Join.
JAPAN FOR AID
And Asks for Her Support in Any
WANTS AMERICAN POLICE
I'IIILAIi:MHIA. April 1.'.-Th- au
pwiii' ;ourt In an opinion today hold
that tin- niKinlierii of (he American Fed-
I'm Hon of lAbor have no right to en-
th appn-ntlroH working In a factory
to Ixi.'oni" rni-inl) tk of the Klaiw work
fin' union. The . Ufn which the
upliilon Ik Iiuhi-iI U tin- upln-al of I. J.
Ski-lly and othem, ini-mbi-rii of th Rlann
win k' rn' union, from a Juilffmcnt of an
AJIi-Klii'iiy court u-atralnliiK ii-m from
Int'Tf'TitiK wl'h the apprentci-a of
chiiH. I.. Kliicru'. a (flaw tn inufacturtr
of Tarvntuin, IVnn.
Tlii- opinlun uy tliat a manufacturer
Max lh' rifclit to 'iliiloy workin.-n who
wer.- In. l' p' n l' lit of any Inlmr unUn
land hf had tin further rlnht to adopt a
NVKti'tn of jppri-'itlKTihlp which exclud
ed bin ajiprentii-i' from in'tnb-rrWp In
in h unloiiH and no one had the ilj?ht
Interfere wit'i It to bin Injury. The
lurt found th.it Int'-rrrence ln-
iirliitii to hint and If allowed to ("n-
linie would ruin hln lunlne.
MINOK liltlTISH KO IOSSK3.
I.oNt;ON. April 15.-The war offtce
han rv-U'd the following dJpatdi from
Lrd Kitchener, dateil etorta. Apt II
"Colonel Henry IUiwllrjn'a column
ruhei South IiaifT, mrthwet of
Klerkloip. at dtyliKat. fix Het were
kllliM. ten wounlvl and twenty-three
taken prlMinein. He iaitured a twelve
pminder und two ammunition wijons
(tur ciiKualtlei were vight wounded,
"t'l'lnii. I I'lumer captured a field cor
nel and eyen men, ten wagon and
Purina Colonel I'ltther' oieritlc.nit
In Oranae Itlver Colony ien Hoer
I.ONI'ON. pril IS It la mild that a
pilva.e teleKram ha b. n reivd here
tn the effect ihat tienerul French, with
(xi Hi-lilh trM. has been capturel
by the lWr while tils fire wu8 em
il"ved 'n a mlKt on the hii. The war
oltli-.. enilrel illn reditK the report.
ANOTHKIl CAIt: i iF MCL.ES.
N I0W OHLKANS. April 15. Th
steamer Monterey tolay cleured fir
Cih Town with 1100 muli.
i 1TU M )K I'N.A riSFATOKT.
NKW YOUK. Apr.l IS. Military men
d'i no: reir.ml the outbK'k In South Af
rl -a ua entirely satififhctory, although
orRtnlfed Hoer oi'poeltion to the Rrltlfh
fnii-e In nru tlcully at an end. saya the
I. union oorrcHimndent f the Tribune.
It Is felt that do long u. the Irrevou
ell ihles pernljit in their determination
to fight to the bitter end ;he war will
drag wearily on with here and there a
little "trltlxh hucocsh t,i chronicle and
orcaiilimally new of si.ine trlftlng
uchlev inent on the part of the guerillas.
Meanwhile Kitchener's huge army must
be maintained an-l Knglh taxpayers
must be content with the knowledge
tint the eniniu'gn la costing the coun
try i-Mi-ly If net nnlte l.r.00.000 every
WiIOU"? ORTTINO ItKOltVITS.
NKW YOHK, Apill IV A sjvvlal to
the World from Washington says:
Contain John A. H.vd, who com
mumli',1 thi Americans in the Doer nr
my In the first pnrt of the Boer wa
nut U nrnv here. ay:
"T!ie Hoer cnuie whllf It cannot be
said to b bright. Is brighter than that
of the Hrltlsh. The Boerji have just n
g xid chance to win now as the Amer
ica us had befvve the sudden turn of
good luck which resulted In the surren
der of Cornwallls.
"The winter .season has Just begun
In South Africa and from now until
September that British poldiers will
have a hard time. The Bocts are mak
ing their winter quarters in ihe Lyden
burg range, where the Pngllsh will not
dare tickle -.hen, for they would have
to cross he low, marshy country to get
there and they have to import every
tound of fodder for their horses. The
problem la not only one of sustaining
the lives of their men in the marshy
veldt, where chills and marsh fever
wind up In deadly pneumonia, but It la
a problem of aus'.alnlng horseflesh.
"T lived thirteen years in South Africa
arnl know all the country better than
anv Boer did before the war broke
out. my business, that of an engineer,
carrying me all over It.
"It la nard for the Boers to get re
cruit but Jn spite of England' pre-
Two Men Itell. vcl t Haw Been Per
sons Who Kir I-1 on Deputy Hherff
in Idah Saturday N-ght.
WaU.ACK. Ida.. April IV l'addy
lingers and Hen Smith were arrested
a! Mullan last night vn suspicion of
being In the party ultieklng the c fil
ers Saturday night. Both are now In
AltUKSTKl) ON SlVI'K'loN.
LI Hunt Clui Ailti That Troopi Be Left to
Oiard MilWe City al Pckli-Rni.
lan lodefliilty Claim Ex
thi Chicago, Milwaukee and St. I'aul
Hallroa! Company, aserted t iday that
the negotiations looking to the purchase
of his cmpviy by Ja. J. Hill were off
and woul.J int be renewed and there
was doubt that Hill .tad obtained con
trol of the liurllngton. Asked about the
St. I'a ll deal, Mr. Mill- r said:
"There was a time when It looked
as though Hill fnd the interests asso
ciated with him might obiain the St.
Taul ro3d. but that time la past and
negotiation will not lie renewed. While
I am not officially acquainted with the
facts, th.-re Is no doubt In my mind
that Morgan and Hill have acquired the
Hurllngton. With the Burlington deal
K. H. Harrlman, contrary to the general
opinion, haa nothing to do. It la dis
tinctively a Morgan-Hill deal and not
a Harrlmin-Hill deal and that Is why
the Erie figure no prominently In It."
INDON. April 15.- The Chinese
Imperial court, through the Chin
minister at Tokio, has thanked Japan
for assisting China to resist the Man
churian convention, sayi the Shanghai
orresponden' of the Times, "and has
ask.-d for Japan's -aid and support In
any future contingency."
AMKItH'AN TItfX)PS WANTED.
I'EKIN, April V.U Hung Chang has
appll'-d to CJeneral Chaffee to leave be
hind, when he departs, Captain Tillson
and i sufficient number of of men to
IKillce the Chinese city, as the Chinese
earntly desire their retention fearing
that the district will not be well looked
after when controlled by other fortflgn
ers. An exiedltlon of aOOO German and 3000
Fnnch troops will leave Pao Ting Fu
tomorrow 40 drive from the province
'several thousand Chinese who efiwe to
Jobev the order of LI Hung Chang to
jkeep to the boundaries already arranged.
RUSSIAN' CLAIM EXORBITANT.
NEW YORK. April 15. Reports re
ceived her? as to the amount of Indem
nity claimed by the powers from China
vary to some extent, aays the LonIn
correspondent of the Tribune. For In
stance France is stated by the Mail cor
respondent In Pekln to be asking tor
.h.n i u. fli-...l lriUin h m under the I.U"U.")U. w nereas uisoaicnra iruiu
l-ft eye. passing char through his head. I Washington put the amount of Frances
No eve witness cun be found, although elalm at a much less ngure. It is con-
he was In front of a aaloim and an- iswered more man possioie tn renin inai
dher was directly across the stieet. the powers may Jointly agree to re-
wlth a number of men In each, all of Iduce their bills pro rata, particularly
whom heard the shot but no on'- went " rhin wl11 guarantee certain com-
1111 to invc-tlgate. (merclil concessions. One difficulty In
D.puty Sheriff Kinlayabo was In his j the way is that some of the powers will
room when he heard the shot, ran down honestly nave spent tne suma mey ce
an I was the first man to find the body n.ar d.
hi the sidewalk. Russia may be expected to abate her
Coining so Ho..n aiter the Mullan trig- 'lnlm which Is considered quite unjus
vv Saturday night, this last tragedy tillable considering the relative ease
has caused gn'.u excitement and feel- anil cneapness wun wntcn sne was aoie
. . . .1. i l f , T . U . . . . ) , . V. . . .
nig runs Mgh. although there is no evi
Five Delegates From Cuban Convention
Will Visit McKlnley.
HAVANA, April 15. At today's ses
sion of the Cuban constitutional con
vention five delegates were appointed
as a commission to go to Washington
to lay before President McKlnley the
desires of the convention regirdlng the
future relations between Cuba and the
Another American Officer Ar
rested at Manila.
CONTRACTORS BRIBED MANY
Wild Sceae of Debaachery Participated It
by Commissary Officers at Home
of Manager of Firm of
MANILA, April 15. The trial of Com
missary Sergeant John Meston, charged
with complicity in the commissary
frauds. Is finished.
No verdict was announced and Mes
ton's conviction la uncertain. Other
trials of those implicated will follow,
Captain J. C. Reed, formerly depot com
missary at Manila, has been arrested.
It Is alleged that entries upon the
books of Evans and Company, govern
ment contractors. Indicate that com-,
ml-sary officers received the following
sums: Major Geo. B. DavK upward
of U0OO; Captain J. C. Reed, 11000;
Cantain Frank H. Lawton, 1750; B. L.
Tremaine, Colonel Woodruffs chief
clerk, $T0. It also appears that Evana
ANOTHER MAN KILLED.
WALLACE. Ma., April 15.-George
Fisher was killed In Gem last night
by un unknown man. He was on the
main street of the'tuwn alone when a
San Francisco Quarantine Officer Trans
ferred to St. Paul.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 13.-A re
port comes from Washington that Dr. ! Company furnished the handsome
Klnyoun, U. S. quarantine officer at 1 res()pnce of Colonel Woodruff.
this place, has been ordered to pro- j Harold M. Pitt, manager of Evans
ceed to St. Paul, where he will serve 4 Company, who Is now under arrest,
as federal health officer for that city, jig notoriously lavish in entertaining
commissary officers while the depot
HENRY IRVING IN LONDON. 'commissary, & frequenter of the ten-
' derloln district, ocaslonally spent days
LONDON, April 15.-Slr Henry Irv- ! at Pltt.8 house In questionable society,
ing and Miss Ellen Terry received a pitf house is a bacchanalian rendes
tumultuoui welcome this evening at vous and prominent officers frequently
Lyceum theater, where "Coriolanus" vjSjt it drinking champagne and playtng
was presented with ail the wealth of noer. Women of doubtful reputation
setting and scenery for which Irving nave been known to have been
is famous. " there.
. I It is alleged t,hat Pitt had the Inaide
MODOC IN QUARANTINE. track In securing government contracts
' It Is" arsoaeerteiri'harne.-wad
PORTLAND, April I3.-The steamer . . . nr!m. mov. the .neme to re-
Modoc, which plies on the apper Will- tush COckplt8 at Manila. Mrs. Lara
amette. was placed In quarantine today .
on account of smallpox on board. (Continued on Fourth Page.)
deuce of connection between this last
trnge ly and the labor or mirtUU law
trouble. Fisher was a member of the
Western Federation and had been in
Cein lietween one and two years.
Thousands of Sheep and Citt'e Killed by
SALT LAKE. April 15. A special to 1
the Tribune from Cheyenne-. Wyoming,
It is reported that the Swan Land and
Cattle Company, which ranees large
herds of cattle in Eastern Wyoming,
has lost upw-ard of 2500 head of cattle
during the storm of the past ten days.
JackKdwards, a large owner of sheep
in Wyoming and Oregon, bst T0OO head
of sheep out of a band of 14.000. The
storm is still In progress and many
stockmen will be ruined.
to m'llize. It should not be forgotten
th it Russia Is making separate de
mands for territorial and commercial
privileges and. besides, the rolling stock
and railroad material which she an
nexed in vast quantities and applied to
the local needs of the Minchurlan line
must be wrth something.
WILL BECOME MASON'S.
Over Two Hundred Candidates
Given Degrees Today.
HARD LUCK STORY.
Reports of Poverty and Discontent at
I'orto Rico Continue .
NEW YORK. April lo.-Wenoeslo
Borda. Jr., nnf Vicente Balba, Porto
Rlcan commissioners, today received the
following cablegram from the executive
committee of the Planters', Bankers'
and Merchants' Association of Porto
"The bill Is practically a "allure.
Business Is at a standstill. Excise tax
es produce little, hence valuations are
ordered Increased. Emigration contin
ues. General Discontent."
Commissioner Borda has this to say
as to the cablegram:
"This cablegram signifies that by rta
n of the Imposition of excise taxes,
under the Hollander revenue law, the
production of the Island has so decreased
Irhnf the excise ihtm do not- nrnilnA
WICHITA. Kas., April 15. The larg
est class of candidates for the myster
ies of Masonry In the history of the the avenue whlch was expected by
W....I Muli i, it, tiJ .i.tw.' ..'ill tvA m r
.i'ltifi. 1 .,, uio1 ouio ur t.i.
en degrees here tomorrow, the special
invasion being the twentieth century Ju
bilee. I'ongTessman James D. Richard
son, of Tennessee, will jireside. The
class now consists of 200 members and
may be augumeited by tomorrow.
TO CHRISTEN THE OHIO,
Daughter of Governor X&sh Has Been
Selected t Perform the
WASHINGTON, Apr. 15. The daugh
ter of Governor Nash, of Ohio, has
been selected to christen the battleship
Ohio, to be launched at the Union Iron
Works May 28. The customary bottle
of wine will be used In christening the
WASHINGTON. April 15. The secre
tary of the treasury today purchased
$16,000,000 ahort term four per cent
bonds .at $113.55.
HILL COMING WEST.
ST. PAUL, April 15.-Pres. J. J. Hill,
of the Great Northern, left this after
noon for the Pacific coast.
"The Insular government has. there
fore, ordered the assessors to Increase
their valuations of the real and per
sonal property of Porto Rico."
NEW STEAMSHIP LINE.
Northern Pacific Has Secured Eight
Vessels to Ply Between Tacoma
ST. PAUL, Apr. 15. The Dbpatch to
day states that the Northern Pacific
Railrpad Qompany today made an Im
nortant announcement regarding a new
Hne of steamships which the company
will operate three-quarters of the way
around the globe or,. In other words.
from . Tacoma to Liverpool, by way of
the Pacific ocean, Suez canal and Med
iterranean. One boat has been des
patched but negotiations for eight ships
which will be put on the route were
only just closed.
DIDN'T BUY ST. PAUL ROAD.
Negotiations Between Chicago, Milwau
ket and St. Paul and J. J. Hill
CHICAGO. April 15. Rosewell Miller,
chairman of the board of directors of
DON'T buy clothes made by child
labor in unhealthy sweat shops.
Union Made Clothing
And feel that the, coat on your back
or the pants jou wear are not
stained by the sweat rolling from
underpaid Child Labor, Scab, Labor
or Penitentiary Labor.
Suits, Hats, Overalls,
Dress or Working P&nts
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