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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1900.
VOL. XXX VII. NO. 18.
SIlSr&JLnW ( Consolidated Frt. 1899.
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EVENTS OF THE DA!
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRE8
An Interesting; Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
Civil government for Puerto Rico
will be inaugurated May 1.
The election in Louisiana resulted in
a sweeping victory lor the Democrats.
The Ameer of Afghanistan warns
England of Russian aggression on In
dia. Harry F. Allen, defaulting clerk of
Denver county treasurer's office, was
arrested in San Francisco.
Canada will repeal the alien labor
lav which was aimed at American
miners in the Atlin district.
Great battles have taken place be
tween government troops and rebels in
the United States of Colomba.
Thirteen persons were drowned by
the capsizing of a boat while crossing
the Rhine, near Bingen, Germany.
Work on the dam at Croton Land
ing, N. Y., has been resumed, under
the protection of the state troops.
Lord Roberts sharply criticises the
ability of Generals Buller and Warren.
London papers maintain there is noth
ing left for Buller but to resign.
Orders have been given to turn the
transports Tartar and Westminster
over to their owners. The government
has no longer any need for their serv
ices. The will of a woman who died in
Topeka, Kas., recently, bequeaths the
greater part of a fortune of $250,000
for the founding of the University of
Harry B. Wandell, city editor of the
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and his
sister, have fallen heir to an estate in
the Canary islands, valued at from
$10,000,000 to $20,000,000.
The Sultan of Turkey for the third
time announces his intention to in
crease duties 3 per cent. The powers
will address another note to the porte
stating their objections to such an in
crease. A party of three scientists have
sailed from San Francisco to explore
the unknown portion of Northeastern
Siberia. One object of their trip will
be to determine whether or not the
American Indian is descended from
The mountain which overlooks the
town of Klappi, in Bohemia, where a
landslide recently occurred, has under
gone a seismic disturbance which is
spreading throughout the entire prov
ince. The heights of the Bohemia
middle range are moving and houses
and churches have collapsed in some
30 Tillages. Railway embankments
have been moved, streams diverted and
The proceedings of the naval strategy
board will be secret.
The Ohio anti-bicycle law was de
Democrats, Populists and Silver Re
publicans have fused in Nebraska
Fire in a tenement house at Newcas
tle, Pa., caused the death of four per
Republican partv leaders have agreed
upon planks. Expansion will be the
Charles H. Allen, of Massachusetts,
was nominated for governor of Puerto
Rico by the president.
I.arge steel mills in the vicinity of
Chicago and Joliet have closed down
on account of labor troubles
In a speech on the Philippine ques
tion. Senator Hoar said that the war
to date had cost 6,000 lives
Ajn Albany, Or., man, whose son is a
cornet ist, but lost his hand, has had a
left-handed cornet made for the boy.
The historical church of Notre Dame
des Vortus, on the outskirts of Paris,
was pillaged, then burned by vandals.
Commodore Cowle, U. S. N., has
sailed for the Philippines on the
Hteamer Doric, to take charge of the
machine shops at the Cavite navy yard
General Montenegro, one of the Fili
pinos' best fighters, has surrendered to
Colonel Smith in the mountains near
Camaling, in the province of Pangasi-
By the closing of nine additional
cigar' factories in New York city, the
number of striking and locked out
cigamiakers has been increased to
Twelve hundred Tagalos attacked
Case's battalion headquarters at Caga
ran, island of Mindanao, but were re
pulsed with a loss of 50 killed and 30
wounded. Americans had five casual
Sixteen months have elapsed since
the sintin of Turkey promised to pay
$90,000 indemnity for the destruction
of American missionary property dur
ing the riots of 1895. The usual sharp
hint is necessary.
Former Secretary of the Interior
Hoke Smith has sold his Atlanta, Ga.
Journal to a Boston syndicate.
Germany ana Russia are said to have
reached an agreement as to railway
concessions, practically dividing Asia
Minor between them.
Cyril Arthur Pearson, principal
owner, manager and editor of Pearson'
magazine and many other journals
intends shortly to ' launch a London
dailv newspaper modeled on American
Rivera, secretary of agriculture in
Cuba, will resign.
Sir Charles Warren will be governor
f Orange Free State.
Coal has advanced in price
first time in 10 years.
Croton Landing, N. Y., strike
considered at an end.
Alaska is badly in need of laws.
Settlers on lands there cannot acquire
Webster Davis, nntil recently assist
ant secretary of the interior, says he is
out of politics.
Governor Taylor, of Kentucky, de
nies that be is fleeing from the grand
Massachusetts Democrats will pay
$1,100 a day for their hotel accomoda
tions at Kansas City.
In an interview, General Lew Wal
lace, former minister to Turkey, says
the sultan is an honest man.
The steamship North Star, aground
near Victoria, has been floated. The
vessel was only slightly damaged.
It is reported that Pearl Harbor, Ha
waii, is wortnless as a naval renciez-
ous until improvements are made.
Americans captured, killed and
wounded 1,000 Filipinos last week,
with a loss of nine killed and 16
It is expected that 50,000 working-
men and women will be in line in the
May day parade which will take place
in New York City.
At Madison Square Garden, New
York City, an elephant in Forepaugh
& Sells' circus was choked to death in
an effort to subdue him.
Members of the "Boxeis" society
have massacred many Chinese Catho
lics near Paro Ting Fu. in the province
of Pi Chi Li, southwest of Tien-Tsin.
A paper has been signed by all the
business men except two of Walla
Walla agreeing to close their places
every evening except Saturday at 6
The capture of Bocas del Toro. and
the threatened attack on Colon by Co
lombian revolutionists, may compel
forcible intervention by the govern
ment of the United States to preserve
the perfect neutrality of the Isthmus of
Panama, guaranteed by the United
States in the treaty of 1846.
Captain Bollen. a wealthy retired
navigator of Tacoma, committed sui
cide on a ranch on Fox island, blowing
off his head with a shotgun. He . re
cently bought a steam launch, and the
clyinder head blew out. lhis aflected
him so that, after brooding over it one
night, he decided to kill himself.
The revolution in Colombia is spread
ing throughout the republic.
Benjamin Northrup, a well-known
newspaper man, of rsew iorK city,
dead, aged 44.
The plant of the St. Louis Chronicle,
St. Louis, Mo., was destroyed by fire
The loss to railroads by the recent
flood in Mississippi will amount to
more than $1,000,000.
Plague is still rife in Manila, a foul
breeding place having been discovered
in the heart of the city.
Rev. Charles Beecher, brother of the
late Henry Ward Beecher, died at
Georgetown, Mas., aged 84 year.
Efforts to stamp out the plague in
Sydney, Autralia, have not been sue
cessful. The epidemic is spreading.
Bush fires are raging in Manitoba
and advices from Winnepeg state that
500 persons are in danger of losing
Five men were killed at Balmain,
Australia, by being precipitated to the
bottom of an 1,800-foot perpendicular
shaft of a mine.
A strange tale of crime has come to
light in the case of a rich Colorado
miner, who is charged with the mur
der of four persons.
Ex-Congressman David G. Colson,
on trial at Frankfort, Ky.,for the mar
der of Lieutenant Scott and Luther
Demaree last January 16, has been ac
The total receipts of the Cuban tress
ury for the month of March, 1900, were
$1,678,688. The receipts for the cor
responding month of 1899 amounted to
Queen Victoria reviewed the naval
and infantry brigades and the boys of
the Royal Hibernian military school at
Dublin. Two hundred thousand people
witnessed the review.
At Atchison, Kan., a reader of cheap
novels was given 18 years in the pern
tentiary for arson. He set fire to
house in order to play the part of a hero
by rescuing the family.
Adelbert Woicetb Boedamowski and
Anton Body, alias Anton Koschinowski
who arrived in New York recently on
the steamship Palatia, will be sent
back to their native country. The men
admit they were implicated in the
burglary of a store in Lemberg
Galicia, in which they got about 10,
000 florins and seriously wounded the
proprietor. Two of the men have been
arrested on the other side. The special
board of inquiry investigated the mat
ter. and. upon the confession of the
men, it was decided to deport them
Mrs. James G. Blaine is collecting
her husband's letters for publication in
Workingmen in California are be
coming alarmed at the steadily in'
creasing number of Japanese immi
The Pennsylvania supreme court has
held that 8 company incorporated in
anotht state and not registered in
Pennsylvania cannot recover in an
action at law.
CANNED ROAST BEEF
Philippine Army to Be
plied With It.
FRESH MEAT A
Impossibility of Providing- Cattle
the Hoof or Refrigerator Beef Un
der Existing Conditions.
Washington, April 23. War depart
ment officials have been compelled to
resort to the use of canned roast beef
for the subsistence of the army in the
Philippines. This is due to the fact
that it is absolutely essential that the
soldiers shall be served with fresh meat
and because of the impossibility of pro
yiding refrigerator beef or cattle on the
hoof under existing conditions. When
the buUi of the army was located at the
seashore and at easily accessible points
there was no difficulty in providing
them with fresh meats, but conditions
have now changed, and the army is
jatteretd among 160 points in various
parts of the archipelago, a great many
of them at considerable distance from
the nearest shipping point. There art
no cattle available, and the refriger
ated beef which has heretofore formed
the principal basis of subsistence for
the troops cannot be preserved in good
condition long enough to reach many
of the inland posts. Consequently it
became necessary to look for some suit
able substitute, and the American
canned roast beef was the only thin;
found to meet the requirements.
The suggestions for its use came
originally from the subsistence officers
in the Philippines, and the cniet com
missary officer at Manila recently ca
bled a requisition for an immediate de
livery of about 100.000 cans of roast
beef and subsequent deliveries at tne
rate of about 50,000 cans a mont
Acting Comimssarv-General Webster
presented the matter to the secretary
of war with a strong indorsement of
the proposition. As a measure of ex
treme caution, however, Secretary Root
decided to get a personal opinion from
Major-General Otis before taking final
action. A cable message of inquiry
was forwarded at once, and General
Otis' reply was received today. Its
text was not made public, but its gen
eral character may be clearly inferred
from the fact that instructions have
been sent to Colonel Alexander, the
commissary officer at Chicago, to ar
range for the immediate dispatch of a
larse Quantity of roast beef to San
Francisco for shipment to Manila by
the first available steamer. Special
precaution will be taken to secure the
best quality of beef and to insure its
nroDer care and preservation hi au
stages of its long journey to the Philip
KISSED THE BIG GIRLS.
Charee Made Against a Reedvllle
Hillsboro, Or., April 21. A sworn
complaint, signed by N. P. Oakerman
and 11 other patrons of school district
No. 29, dirjcted against U. S. Mo-
Hargue, the principal of the Reedville
school, was today forwarded to the
state department of public instruction
at Salem, asking that the teacher's cer
tificate be revoked. The petition al
leges that McHargue has been guilty of
gross misconauct, ana uni uunug
school hours he has been guilty of kiss
ing the older girls, much "to their dis
gust and annoyance;" and, further,
that owing to this conduct, many oi tne
larger girls are remaining away from
school. McHargue is chargd with
voting at a school meeting at a January
session, wniie nis name aoes not ap-
near on the tax roll for 1899. One
singular statement in the complaint is
the allegation that at the March school
meeting the principal accused one of
the complainants of "killing his (com
plainant's) eldest son." For these
charges and others of like nature, tne
petitioners ask that the state certificate
of McHargue be revoked.
Fight With Cattle Thieves.
Salt Lake. April 23. A special to
the Tribune from Thompson's, Utah
gays: Mr. Fullerton, manager of the
Webster City Cattle Company, yester
day discovered two men mutilating
brands on bis cattle. They threatened
to shoot and he retreated. With the
assistance of Sheriff Presse and posse
the thieves were overtaken 70 miles
north of here and ordered to surrender
The thieves showed fight, and were fol
lowed six miles further north, all ex
changing shots, one of the outlaws be
ine instantly killed. The dead man
answers the description of "Flat Nose'
George, and investigation, proves almost
conclusively that he is one of the men
that robbed the train of the Union Pa
cine railroad about a year ago. He
has been brought to Thopm son's for
identification. Men are now on the
way from Cheyenne to identify him.
All Quiet at Croton Dam.
Croton Landing, N. Y., April 23.
Everything was quiet in the strike sit
uation today. The same men who re
ported yesterday to the summons of tl
whistle at 7 A. M. reported for work
agian this morning, bringing a dozen
more with them. At the quarry 132
men appeared lor work.
Canal Bill Changed.
Washington, April 23. The house
committee on interstate and foreign
commerce today made an important
change in the Hepburn Nicaragua canal
bill, striking out the provision for for
tifications and thus providing what is
expected to become a compromise
The amendment was proposed by Rep-
ret sen tative Barham, of California
I The chairman of the committee was in
structed to offer the same upon consid
eration of the bill at the proper time,
as a committee amendment thereto
Protest Against the Leasing of Public
Salt Lake, April 23. Governor Lee.
of South Dakota, and Governor .Foyn-
ter, arrived today and took part in tho
proceedings of the governors oi west
ern states, who have met to discuss
subjects of interest to this section.
After a general discussion, tne com
mittee appointed to formulate resolu
tions against the leasing of public arid
lands by the general government ana
demanding the cession of such lands to
the eeveral states should any change in
the present system be made, reported
the following, which were adopted:
"Resolved, That the people ot tne
states here represented are opposed ab
solutely to any legislation or any action
of any kind looking to, or having for its
object, the leasing of tbfrpablic lands
of the United States by the general
government or any angency thereof.
"Resolved, second, xnat tne presem
laws providing for the control, man
agement and disposal of the public arid
lands of the United States are best
adapted to the needs and requirements
of the country, and conducive to the
settlement and occupancy thereof by
bona fide settlers.
"Resolved, third, That if it shall be
found that the present laws affecting
the arid lands are not satisfactory to
jthe congress of the United States, then
we favor a cession of the said and lands
to the several states wherein they are
situated under such terms and condi
tions as will guarantee the benefits of
the free homestead laws to the people
of the United States, and that will pre
vent said lands either by fee simple
title, or by the leasing thereof from
passing into the possession or control
of large companies, syndicates, copror-
ations or wealthy individuals in large
Quantities, to the exclusion of others,
and under such conditions that the sev
eral states may have the income aris
ing from said lands to be devoted to
the reclamation and improvement
thereof for settlement - bona fide citi
zens." Governor Lee, of South Dakota, was
the only one who opposed the resolution.
His opposition was simply because ne
believed that the demand for cession
to the states should be put hrst. a
form of letters to be sent out to other
governors was adopted.
THE YAQUI WAR.
Indian Rebels Still Pall of
San Francisco, April 23. Henry
Hoahstey, of Oakland, who has re
turned from the seat of the Yaqui war,
in Mexico, brings advices as follows:
The Mexicans sent out word that the
war was over, out at tne same time
000 troops were hastening to the
fiont. The Yaquis have about 6,000
men under arms. They have Reming
ton and Mauser rifles and bows and
arrows. They have two cannons that
34 Yaquis captured from 200 Mexicans.
The Mexicans keep to the roads and
towns, while the Yaquis hold the Sier
ras. Mexicans estimate the Yaquis at
15,000, hut the population of Sonora is
at least 120,000, and half of them are
Yaquis. The Indians have a peculiar
svstem for keeping their treasury in
funds. The warriors alternate between
the firing line and working in the mines
and on the ranches. Their wages go
to the common fund. Within the past
two weeks several engagements have
been fought in wheh the government
troops were generally victorious. In
a recent engagement between a party
of insurgents, the government reports
17 Yaquis dead on the field. Only one
Mexican, an officer, was killed, but
many were wounded.
NOVEL PLAN OF ROBBERY
Chicago Police Have a New and Comp
licated Hold-up to Investigate.
Chicago, April 23. J. H. Smith,
president of an organization styled the
Industrial Trades Union, at 151-153
Michigan avenue, was arrested last
night, charged with robbery and dis
orderly conduct on a warrant issued by
Justice Martin, on comp.amt of Frank
Gustavson, a carpenter.
Gustavson says he was summond to
the offices of the union by a letter ask
ing him to accept a position as fore
man over a number of carpenters.
Gustavson said that after conversing
with Smith a few minutes, Smith drew
a revolver and told him to throw up
his hands. Smith, he said, then went
through his pockets and took $46 and
some valuable papers and told him he
would shoot him unless he kept bis
mouth shut. Two men, both of whom
wore stars, placed Gustavson, under
arrest, he declares, obeving Smith's
command. The alleged officers, Gus
tavson says, then took him into a hall
way. where they made him sign a pa
per, the contents of which he was nn
able to read. The alleged officers,
Gustavson said, gave him a dollar after
he had signed the paper and told him
Gustavson then reported the matter
to the Central police station. Smith
at the station said he had never before
seen Gustavson. He will have a hear
ing this afternoon.
Norway Baying War Supplies.
Stockholm, April 21. The riksdag
has voted 3,000,000 kroner for ammu
nition and rules, 12,000,000 tor new
field artillery, 320,000 for volunteer
rifle associations, and has agreed to in
crease the new naval construction esti
mates for 1901 to 1,725,000 kroner.
Dose Was Too Strong.
Lewiston, Idaho, April 23. Mrs
David Watson, an aged lady residing
six miles east of Lewiston, died at 10
o'clock tonight. Yesterday afternoon
she drank half a bottle of cherry pec
toral, and soon collapsed into an an
conscious state, from which she never
New Yoik, April 28. Miss Mary
E. Dinse, of this city, jumped form the
Brooklyn bridge at 2 o'clock this after,
noon without serions injuries.
MANY REBELS KILLED
A Bloody Week on the Island
AMERICAN CASUALTIES WERE 25
General Pilar's Band Again at Work
and Gave San Miguel Garrison
a Three-Hoar Fight.
Manila, April 24. Last week was
one of the bloodiest of the war since
the first day's fighting around Manila,
authentic reports, mostly official, show
ing a total of 378 Filipinos killed, 12
officers and 244 men captured, and
many more wounded. The number
wounded is hardly guessable. Consid
ering that the Filipinos entirely lack
hospital facilities, a great majority of
the wounded will die. Probably the
week's work finished 1,000 insurgents.
The American loss was nine killed and
16 wounded. Two sergeants and one
private were killed in ambushes, while
escorting provision trains.
The insurgents have been aggressive
in almost every province of Luzon.
General Piodel Pilar's band, numbering
300, which was ont of sight for three
months, the leader being reported
killed, has reappeared in its old field
about San Miquel. Pilar is supposed
to be again in command. He gave the
American garrison at San Miquel, con
sisting of three companies of the Thirty
fifth infantry, with a Gatling, three
hours' fighting, during a night attack.
The loss of the insurgents in this en
gagement is not included in the forego
ing total, as they removed their dead
and wounded, but presumably it was
Twenty-two Filipinos in the province
of Santangas attacked Lieutenant
Wende, who, with eight men, was
scouting near San Jose. The lieuten
ant and five men were wounded, and
one private was killed.
Seigeant Ledonius, of the Thirty-httn
infantry, was badly wounded in an
ambush near Baliuag. Lieutenant
Batch, of the Thirty-seventh infantry ,
with 70 men, had a five hours' fight
with 400 insurgents in the Nueva
Cacoras district. Twenty of the in
surcents were killed.
Colonel Smith, of the Seventeenth
infantry, who captured General Mon
tenearo and brought him to Manila, is
in the isolation hospital, suHering trom
smallpox. Colonel Smith's command
captured 180 officers and men witn
Mnntenpero. Montenegro, who was
formerly one of the most dapper oflB
cers in the Filipino army, looks worn
and haggard. He says he led a terrible
life for months, and he has .oHerea to
return to the north with Colonel Smith,
to endeavor to persuade his former com
rades of the uselessness of opposing the
One hundred escaped Spanish pris
oners from the province of South Luzon
bavearred at Manila. The insur
gents have 400 more Spanish prisoners
in that district. Recently the Fill
pinos destroyed several rods of the rail
road line near Paniaue, in an unsuc
cessful attempt to wreck a train.
DAMAGE BY FOREST FIRES
Much Timber Destroyed and Probably
Winnipeg, Man., April 24. Exag
gerated reports of heavy loss of life by
forest fires in the southeastern portion
of the province are denied. A special
train from the scene of the conflagra
tion todav brines news that much val
uable wood and timber has been de-
ntroved. but there has been no loss of
life. Another story says:
"Fires along the southeastern region
are still raging. The entrapped spe
cial train succeeded in breaking through
the flames, and arrived this morning
Brought in with it were several strag
ffleis. found in a desperate condition
near Vassar. These fugitives lost
vrvthiner. All tell thrilling stories
of escape from death.
"Besides immense quantities of lum
ber and wood, two large lumbering out
fits are known to be burned. The driv
r and bush men have scattered .in all
directions, and out of 200 only about
30 are known to have reached a place
of safety. The fatalities will not be
known until the contractors can call
thn roll of their men. The total loss
is estimated at $1,000,000."
Not Afraid of Kngllsh lw.
Chicago, April 24. Earl Russell,
Whnan recent divorce in Nevada from
the Countess Russell, and marriage im
infidiatelv afterwards to Mrs. Mollie
Cook, arrived in Chicago today, ac
companied by his bride. The earl
says he will leave in a few days for
London, regardless of the theories of
an mo Enelish lawyers that his divorce
is not valid there.
Bandit Fired Into a Crowd
F.a(?le Pass. Tex.. April 24. News
has reached here of the killing of Jor
dan L. Cook, at Acatlan, Mex. Cook
was in charge of a railroad construe
tion gang. He was standing in a group
of a half a dozen men when a bandit
rode up ana fired several shots into the
crowd, killing young Cook. His
father, who is ex-sheriff of Maverick
county, Texas, has taken the matter up
with the Mexican authorities.
Many Cases of Worthless Checks.
Chicago, April 24. The police say
they have 18 cases against C. O. Charl
ston, nnder arrest on the charge of get
tine money from various persons on
worthless checks. He is said to be
former member of the Nebraska legis
Detroit, April 24. Charles G
Fleischmann. secretary of the Trust
Security & Safe Deposit Company, of
this city, hanged himself in a barn to
STRANGE TALE OF CRIME.
Rleh Colorado Miner Charged With
Murdering Four Men.
Chicago, April 25. A remarkable
sequel to a seiies of alleged crimes in
the Rocky mountain country has come
to light here. The Chicago develop
ments are told in an interview by At
torney William J. Candlisb, of this
city, in explanation of notices received
by the Chicago police asking foi the
arrest of George H. Wright, alias
James S. Weeks, alias C. T. Case,,
alias Mr. Stevens, a native of Michigan,
and a graduate of the law department
of the university of Ann Arbor,.
charged with murdering four persons,
three in Utah and one in Colorado.-
Attorney Candlish says he became ac
quainted with Wright because they.
lived at the same Chicago hotel in
July, 1897, and Wright engaged him
to go West and gather evidence to de
fend him on the charge of having mur
dered a man named Crampton, near
Guffy, Colo., in January, 1897. Wright
then, it is alleged, under the name of
Case, deeded to Candlish a bank build
ing, a residence, two office buildings
and numerous vacant lots in Cripple
Park and Guffy, Colo., besides trans
ferring to him all his stock in various
mining enterprises. (janausn says
Case left his office to return in an hour
with $200 as advance payment on Cand-
lish's traveling expenses, and has not
returned to this day.
The Chicago man interested in
Case's mining properties sent Candlish
West, however, and he examined the
properties at Cripple Park and Guffy.
and was later made president of the
Hub Hill Mining Company and of the
Fines Mining Company and counsel
for the Union Mining Company. Case
has been president of the three com
panies. Case told Candlish he was innocent
of Cramptons' death and that the
charge was an effort of enemies and
business rivals to ruin him. A circu
lar issued by Sheriff George A. Storrs,
of Provo City, Utah, charges that
Wright murdered three boys in Utah
county, in February, 1895, and Eank
their bodies beneath the ice of Utah
Lake, the alleged reason for the crime
being that the boys claimed to have
knowledge of Wright's guilt as a cattle
thief. This explanation was, it is al
leged, given to the Utah state board of
pardons in tne hearing for a pardon last
April for the stepfather of the three
boy who had been convicted of their
murder and sentenced to be hanged,
the witnesses before the pardon board
being the divorced wife of the missing
Wright, whose property and official po
sitions have so strangely fallen to At
torney Candlish, half way across the
continent in Chicago.
Government to Put a Stop to
Washington, April 25. Information
has reached Washington to the effect
that the Japanese government itself,
and without waiting a request from the
United States, is about to take steps to
restrict the immigration of Japanese
coolies to the United States. It is as
serted that the figures relative to this
immigration have been magnified and
that, as a matter of fact, theie are now
not more than about 15,000 or 16,000
Japanese within the limits of the Uni
ted States, outside of Hawaii. It is
said that such emigration as has lately
occurred has resulted entirely from the
competition of the two great Japanese
immigration societies; that the labor
ers have been practically brought here
under the delusion that there were on
told opportunities for work at great
waees. The Japanese government is
interested in protecting its people from
hardships resulting from such imposi
tions. and that is the reason it intends
to establish restrictions upon the out
Kan Into an Open Switch.
Salt Lake, Utah, April 25. Rio
Grande Western No. 1 ran into -an open
switch at the Portland Cement Works
in the city limits this afternoon, pil
ing up the engine, tender and several
cars. William Konold, the engineer,
attempted to save himself by jumping,
but fell under the train and was in
stantly killed. None of the passengers
Opposition to "Open Door" Growing.
Paris, April 25. A special dispatch
from Peking says:
"Chinese opposition to the 'open
door' policy is growing and endanger
ing foreign capital and the lives of for
eigners. Russia is most feared, and
America is least disliked, because least
Toted to Resume Work.
Chicago, April 25. The Tribune
says: Against the explicit orders of the
Building Trades Council, all of the
brass-molders who struck at the West
ern Electric Company's plant six weeks,
ago have voted to return to work. The
brass-molders number only 60, but
their union includes all the members of
the trade in the city.
Free State Volksraad,
Cape Town, April 23. At a meet
ing of the volksraad of the Orange Free
State, at Kroonstad, today, President
Steyn denounced Lord Roberts' procla
mation as "treachery," and declared
that as Great Britain's object "was
their destruction, their last hope was
to appeal to the civilized powers to in
tervene." Constantinople, April 25. Newi has
been received from Beyrout, Syria, W
the effect that the Turkish tofpedg
boat Schaayl blew up in that harbor
April 21, resulting in the loss of 23
Croton Landing, N. Y., April 24.
This was an exceedingly quiet day.
Members of the firm of Coloinan, Brou
hardt & Coloman were here today look
ing over the ground. They said they
consider the strike ot an end. They
anticipate no farther trouble.
MASSING OF BOERS
Determined to Prevent the
Relief of Wepener.
POLE-CARE W'S FORCE IN A FIGHT
Boers, After Some Resistance, Were
Driven From Their Position
at Leeuw Kup.
London, April 25. The strong body
of reinforcements which Lord Roberts
sent to assist the relief of Wepener
and to endeavor to envelop and cut off
the Boers from retreat northward fur
nishes further evidence that the Boers
are assembled in much larger forces
around Wepener than had hitherto been
supposed, and as the Times, in an edi
torial this morning, remarks, what
ever may be the difficulties of roads and
rains, the Boers appear to have guns,
and sometimes big ones, where they
A Boer dispatch, dated Thabanchu,
April 20, says that a fresh supply of
cannon and ammunition has reached
General Dewet at Jammersberg Drift.
It also asserts that one ot Colonel Dal
gety's guns has been smashed.
Karnefontein, mentioned in Lord
Roberts' message to the war office, is
15 miles southeast of Bloemfonrein.
Leeuw Kop is two miles further south.
Apparently the British captured raarde
Kraal Sunday night. The Boers evacu
ated Leeuw Kop during the night, re
moving the gun, and the British occu
pied the kop the next morning.
FLOODS IN THE SOUTH.
Steady Downpour of Rain and No Re
lief in Sicht.
r.r,,iiovi!lfl Tfv.. Anrii 25. The rains
enntinnn throughout the flood districts
of the South, and danger to lives and
property is becoming more grave. i
was thought Saturday the crisis was
passed, but in many localities the rain
is falling again with increased vio
lence. Late reports to the weather
bureau show that heavy precipitation
has been general wiinin me last n
hours throughout the flooded country.
It was estimated last Saturday that
$3,000,000 worth of private property
had already been destroyed, and it. is
now thought probable this damage will
be heavily increased. Mail and tele
graphic communication has been de
stroyed between the smaller towns in
Mississippi and Alabama, south of
Jackson, the northern limit of the
floods. Many farm houses have been
swept away, their occupants barely
escaping with their lives, and the
drowning of a family of seven negroes
is repotted form Jackson, Miss.
Trains on railroads into New Olreans
which have not been abandoned entire
ly are running only in the daylight,
owing to the dangerous condition of
the track. The Louisville & Nashville
New Orleans line which was in fair
condition until last evening, is now cut
in two by the destruction of a four-span
bridge over the West Pascagoula river,
near Cranton. Arrangements have
been made to ferry passengers across
the break. Thousands of people in the
small water-bound towns of Missis
sippi are reported on the brink of star
vation. Welland Canal Wreckers.
Washington, April 25. The result of
the inquiry, so far as it has gone into
the attempt to wreck the Welland
Canal locks by the use of dynamite,
was laid before the state department
today in a special telegraphic report
from United States Consular Agent
Brush, at Clifton, a town opposite Ni
agara Falls, on the Canadian side of
the boundary. The report completely
exonerates the Buffalo grain handlers
from all connection with the crime,
and strongly intimates that the attempt
was the working out of a regniariy or
ganized conspiracy among certain per
sons in the United States said to be
affiliated. with the Irish secret associa
tions. Elephant Was Choked to Death.
New York, April 25. "Dick," a
vicious elephant belonging to the Sells
& Forepaugh circus, was strangled to
death in Madison Square Garden in an
attempt to subdue him. A lew weeks
ago he became dangerous, and heavy
chains were fastened to his legs and
tusks. While preparations were being
made this morning to move the cicrus
from the garden, "Dick" began to
trumpet. Fearing a stampede, huge
ropes were passed around the giant's
body and neck, a dozen men pulling on
them, the idea being to cnoae mm mw
submission. The men were unable to
make any impression upon mm, ana
Mr. Sells had elephants attached to the
ropes. They pulled with such vigor
that he was choked to death.
Burned Bis Wrecked Yacht.
Paris, April 25. According to a spe
cial dispatch from Suez, Count Ru
dolpho Festetics, whose yacht Tolna
was wrecked near the Island of Mini
coy, in the Arabian sea, says that after
the wreck he decided to burn the yacht
rather than leave her to be pillaged by
the natives of the island. The count,
with two membeis of the crew who
escaped, underwent great privations for
Yucatan Rebels Killed.
Oaxaca, Mexico, April 25. General
Bravo's force of Mexican troops has
had several severe engagements with
the Maya Indians in Yucatan during
the last 10 days, and the rebels have
suffered a heavy loss in killed and
Rod Mills Shut Down.
Joliet, 111., April 26. Operations
were suspended today at the three rod
mills of the Illinois Steel Company
in this city.