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GAZETTE Eatab. Dec, 1862.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVALMS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1S01.
5 Of Elffll
From All Parts of the New World
and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
penlngs of .the Pest Week In a
Ex-King Milan is dead.
All the saloons in Topeka have closed.
The pacification of Panay is com
plete. . The senate passed the naval appro
The Philippine tariff act has reached
There ia no longer any doubt of the
plague at Cape Town.
Hids for Manila harbor improvements
will soon be advertised.
The disorders in Madrid and other
Spanish cities continue.
The house voted to ask for a confer
ence on the war tax bill.
Mrs. Nation says she is going on a
" world tonr of "joint" smashing. .
An order is being prepared for the
-organization of 10 new regiments.
.The Mammoth has been added to the
list of Eastern Oregon pioducing mines.
- A ballot box was stolen and three
were hurt in an election riot in St.
The Chinese plenipotentaries will be
exoluded from meetings of the foreign
The new regiment of the Twenty
eighth infantry is to be organized at
" Vancouver. -
There is a lack of cordiality between
army men and the Philippine com
. missioners. -
Lloyd Griscom, United States secre
tary of legation and charge, ate Con
stantinople, is coming home- on leave
of absence. He has not resigned, as
had been reported.
The Ohio supreme court holds that
the state supervisor of elections (the
secretary of state) is the final judge of
all controversies arising under the
election laws of the state.
Senator Foraker has reported a bill
providing that Hawaiian, coins mar be
received at par for all government
dues, and that when once so received,
they shall not be again put in circula
The followers of General Maximo
Gomez triumphed in the Cuban con
stitutional convention. ; The clttnse
making him eligible to the presidency
of the republic was adopted by a-"vote
of 15 to 14.
Portugal, it is said, will send troops
to aid the British.
A good vein of coal has been located
near Pendleton, Oregon.
v TFrench troops in China disobeyed
Count yon Waldersee's orders.
Three lives were lost and four people
badly injuied in a Boston fire.
k Dewet and Steyn have issued a proc
" lamation saying they will euter Cape
- La Grande, Oregon, farmers protest
against alleged discrimination of army
An unknown man at Salem. Oregon,
- drove over an embankment and Sus
tained serious injuries.
One British general was killed
and another severely injured in an en
gagement at Orange camp.
Colonel Albert D. Shaw, former commander-in-chief
pf G. A. K., died sud
denly at his home in Watertown,
Professor Von Max Pettiukofrr, the
distinguished German chemist, com
mitted suicide by shooting himself in
a tit of melancholy.
Three men have been arrested at
. Manila, Iowa, for the robbery of a
United States Express Company's safe.
. They secured $40,000 in money and
The condition of ex-King Milan, of
Servia, has taken a turn for the worse.
Both his lnngs are congested, the heart
is very weak, and his malady Das en
tered an extremely critical condition.
Kitchener reports that eastern move
ment of British troops has upset plans
of Boers. . - -
Coming marriage 'of. Princess of Aa
turias greatly displeases the Spanish
Typographical Union No. 18, of Bos
ton, will call a strike 'in every book
and job office in that city in case the
master printers refuse to sign the
nnion scale at once. They demand
that women typsetters shall be treated
as 'journeymen compositors," and re
ceive the same wages as men for doing
tne same wont. 7- .
Alfred Vanderbilt has given $8,
700,000 to his fiance, Elsie French, ai
' her marriage portion.
A Montreal paper warns Egnland
to cease insulting . French-Canadians,
declaring the British government holds
Canada through the people of Quebec
Abraham Oppenbeimer, a Philadel
phia citizen of 80 years, astonished all
observers by doing some wonderfully
fanoy skating on the pond in Fremont
Doings of Importance at the State Capital-
. License Bill Defeated.
Senate bill 16, lor the licensing of
stationary engineers and firemen was
defeated Monday. ' .
Woman Suffrage Defeated.
An effort was made in the boose
Monday to reconsider the vote by which
senate joint resolution 71, for woman
suffrage, was defeated. The vote for
reconsideration was lost, 28 to 21.
Law Without Governor's Signature.
Governor Geer Monday filed the
barber Sunday cloeine bill ' without
his signature, thus completing the
proceedings necessary to make it a law.
As it beam an fMnAnnniv Alanaa i -'
went into effeot Monday and will make
DarDering on next Sunday a crime.
Passed Both Houses.
The following bills have passed both
houses: House bill a. relative to
school libraries: house bill 91. to pro
hibit barbering on Sunday; house bill
203, appropriation for legislative ex
penses and deficiencies; senate bill 12,
provi ling for sale of school lands; sen
ate bill 15, exemption of earnings of
judgment debtors; senate bill 17. fix
ing fees of witnesses ia Douglas, Jack
son and Josephine counties in criminal
actions; senate bill 95, fixing salary of
judge of Clackamas county. Incorpor
ation bills, Sheridan and Whitney.
Signed by the Governor.
The following bills have been signed
by the governor: House bill S, amend
ing Albany bridge act; house bill 4,
appropriating $45,000 tor Oregon agri
cultural college; house bill 25, appro
priating 147.500 to Oregon state uni
versity; bouse bill 180, for payment of
scalp bounty warrants; house bill 224,
relative to Portland tax ley; house bill
257, relinquishing ground to United
States for postoffice at Salem; senate
bill 8, relative to licenses on state fair
grounds. (A law without governor's
signature); senate bill 19, to pay ex
penses of Indian war veterans to Wash
ington; senate bill 89, to submit initia
tive and referendum; senate bill 104,
removing inoline . at Cascade locks;
senate bill "11, to authorize Portland
to levy a speoial tax; incorporation
a ots for the following places: ' Rose
burg, Canyonville, Silver ton, Elgin,
Summerville, Baker City, Antelope,
Dallas, Sumpter, Myrtle Point,. Med
ford. The Vote for Senator. :
- The vote for senator Monday stood:
Corbett '80, George H. Williams 23,
William Smith 25, Binger Hermann,
6, not voting 1, absent or paired 5.
Aid for Orphanages. - -
The house committee on " corpora
tions Wednesday rendered a favorable
report on the bill by Holcomb provid
ing state aid for all orphan asylnms of
not to exoeed $10 per annum per in
mate. , "
- . Bills Pissed.
The house Wednesday passed bills as
follows: By Mulkey, to -give old bor
rowers of school funds the benefit of
same rate of interest as given to new
borrowers; by Smith, of Sam hill, to
amend the charter of Sheridan; by
Masters, to reduce fees of witnesses
and jnrors in Douglas, Jackson and
Josephine counties; by Porter, to re
duce the salary of Clackamas county
judge from $1,200 to $720, beginning in
1902. ... . .
The senate Wednesday passed the
following bills: Senate bill No. 77. re
quiring that sentence of death be exe
cuted at the penitentiary, by the super
intendent or a warden; senate bill No.
83, relating to the proof of writings;
senate Dill No. 86. to create the office
of state bacteriologist, without pay;,
senate bill No. 85, relating to title of
floating logs; senate bill No. 103, to
authorize district and county high
schools; senate bill No. 115, a substi
tute for the original, to fix the fees to
be paid county clerks; senate bill No.
188, to amend the charter of Vernonia,
Colombia county; senate bill No. 192,
to incorporate Grass Valley; senate
bill No. 108. to amend the scalp boun
ty law. '
Passed by Both Houses.
"Bills passed by both houses are as
follows: ' Senate bill 12, providing for
sale of sohool lands; senate bill 119,
amending charter of Sheridan; senate
bill 17, fixing fees , of witnesses in
Douglas, Jackson and Josephine coun
ties in criminal actions; senate bill 95,
fixing salary of . judge of Clackamas
Signed by the Governor.
The governor Wednesday signed the
following bills: House bill . 257, re
linquishing ground to United States for
postoffice at Salem; house bill 127,
amending Myrtle Point charter; house
bill 120, amending Medford charter;
bouse bill 8, amending Albany bridge
aot; bouse bill 4, appropriating $45,
000 for Oregon Agricultural College;
house bill 25, appropratihg $47,000 to
Oregon State-, University; senate bill
102, amending Sumpter charter;' sen'
ate bill 104, removing incline at Cas
cade .locks. ..
. The Vote.
The vote- Wednesday stood: H. W.
Corbett, 80; George W. McBride, 21;
William Smith, Democrat, 26; Binger
Hermann, 7; J. w. t ulton, a; F. A.
Moore, 1; S. A. Lowell, 1; not voting,
Fevi Clark Sword Fund.
' In the house Wednesday Eddy in
troduced a concurrent resolution pro
viding for an appropriation of $262 fdr
the completion of the Captain Clark
Of a Fast Mail Train on the
THERE WERE FIVE PASSENGERS KILLED
Among the Victims Were a Party of Soldiers
n the Way to the Philippines Hardly
a Passenger Escaped Injury.
Oreenville, Pa., Feb. 9. Train No.
6, the New York -Chicago limited on
the Erie railroad, was wrecked this
morning within the town limits. Five
passengers were dead when taken from
the wreck, several- are missing and
there are many badly injured.
Hardly a passenger escaped without
injury. The ill-fated train was com
posed entirely of vestibuled Pullmans,
three sleepers, a day coach, combina
tion smoker and baggage and mail car,
and was drawn by one of the Atlantio
type of engines. It was in the smok
ing compartment that death laid a
rutnless hand, for not one of the 16 oc
cupants escaped death or injury. A
party of soldiers, nine in number, on
their way from Fort Porter. N. Y., to
Fort Crook, Neb., in charge of Sergeant-Major
Harry A. Hart, of New
York, occupied a part of the smoker.
Of the number three were killed and
two seriously injured. They were un
der orders for the Philippines and
would have sailed in a short time.
MOUNTAIN TOP BLOWN OFF
Terrible Explosion in a Mexican Mine Killed
Chihuahua, Mex., Feb. 9. Word
baa just reached here of one of the most
terrible miniug disasters that ever oc
curred in Mexioo. An explosion, in
the San Andres mine, situated in a re
mote locality of the Sierra Madras, in
the western part of the state of Da
rango, caused the death of 87 men,
women and children, and injured
many others.. The catastrophe was
due to the explosion ot several hundred
cases of dynamite, which was stored in
an underground chamber of the mine.
Electric wires connecting with the
hoisting machinery passed through the
room in which this dynamite was
stored, and it is supposed that these
wires beoame crossed, thereby causing
a fire which set off the dynamite.
All of the killed and injured were
located on the surface, most of them
occupying residences right over the
under-ground workings' of the mine.
The explosion tore away the whole top
of the mountain on which the village
was located, and men,' women and
children were blown into small pieces.
Among those who were killed was Her
man Luetzman, the superintendent of
the mine and all the members of his
. At the time of the explosion there
were several hundred miners at work
in the lower workings of the mine,
and, straDge to say, none of them were
seriously injured, although they were
all severely shocked by th e terrific
force of the explosion. They rushed
to the surface through one of the shafts
that, was not filled with debris and the
sight that met their eyes in the almost
complete destruction of the little vil
lage' is indescribable. The work of
gathering up the fragments of the un
fortunate victims of the explosion scat
tered over the mountain was begun,
and they were placed together and
buired in one grave. But' few of the
mangled remains were rcognizable.
Summons were sent to neighboring
camps for surgeons to attend to the in
jured, and it was some time before
The San Andres mine is the most
celebrated silver mine in Mexioo. It
is valued at $20,000,000. It has pro
duced many millions of dollars worth
of ore. - ' ' ,
- Wrecked at a Crossing.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 9. The Penn
sylvania limited express train ran into
the rear of the Cleveland express on
the Pennsylvania line at the Allegheny
avenue crossing this mornirg. wreck
ing the engine of the limited and the
rear sleeper of the Cleveland express.
The passengers . on the limited '' were
shaken up but not injured. Only one
passenger on the Cleveland express,
Henry Lublang, of New York,-was ser
iously injured, but several sustained
slight bruises. Failure to flag the lim
ited is said to have been the cause of
the collision. . " j ..
Shot His Fiancee.
:, Oakland, Cal., Feb. 9. In a frenzy
of rage, because s e bad broken the en
aggement, Bert Henderson, an em
ploye of the telephone copmany in San
Franc isco, shot and seriously wounded
his fiancee, Miss Fannie O'Neill, late
last night, then turned the pistol on
hmself, fired a bullet into his own
brain and died almost instantly.
An Elght-Story Building Burned.
Chicago, Feb. 9. The eight-story
building, at Harrison and Canal stret ta.
owned by Mwin Foss, of Boston, was
bunred tonight. The los? was $75,000.
" ' : Serious Fire at St. Cloud.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 9. A tele
phone message to the Times from St.
Cloud, Minn., says a big fire is raging
in that city. The fire started in the
West hotel. It burned Debin Bros.'
grocery store, Myers' laundry, the Cal
ifornia wine store and the publio libr
ary which . was : located . in the hotel.
Later reports say the opera house and
livery stable and smaller . buildings
have been destroyed, atd the flames
are still spreading.
ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY.
Three Well-Known Men Were Trailed Through
- the Snow. .
Sioux City, la., Feb. 12. Three
men, believed to have been implicated
'in the theft last night at Manila, Ia.,
of a United States Express Company's
safe, said to contain $40,000, were ar
rested at that place this morning.
They were traced by their ' tracks in
the snow. The men are John Jack
son, John Stovall and Charles Hayes.
All live at Manila, and are well known.
Their reputations heretofore have not
been bad. They stoutly protested
their innooence. Mrs. Jackson, wife
of John Jackson, was also arrested,
but at a preliminary hearing, she was
released. The three men are in jail,
having been unable to furnish a bond,
fixed at $12,000 each..
None of the money or valuables, hat
been recovered. The safe that was
stolen contained in the neighborhood
of $40,000. Two thousand dollars was
in cash, and the remainder in drafts,
checks and various valuables. While
the robbery undoubtedly was deliber
ately planned, as the horse and wagon
were in waiting in a convenient Bpot,
it is not believed that the men knew
they were making so rich a haul.
They had no means of knowing the
contents of the safe, only that it was
used in carrying valuables.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
train on which tne safe was taken
from Sioux City, arrived at Manila at
8:05 P. M. The Omaha train was
late,, and James Sturtevant, of Sioux
City, the express messenger, did not
hurry in nnloading the goods and pack
ages from his car. The express box,
with other articles, was placed on a
truck on the depot platform, and then
Sturtevant and the baggageman went
to the other end oi the platform to get
another truckload. When Sturtevant
returned he noticed the articles on the
truck were disarranged, and a glance
showed that the iron box was. gone.
There was great excitement, and no
time was lost in spreading the alarm.
Marshal Fearall hastily assembled a
posse. Snow lay thick on' the ground,
and it did not tnke long to discover
the tracks of two persons, who evident
ly had been carrying something heavy
directly from 'the truck, as it stood on
the depot platform. -
They carried the safe a distance of
about two blocks, and then loaded it
into a wagon, which had been left
there " in waiting. The wagon was
driven about a mile and a half out into
the country, and there the safe was
forced open and the contents abstract
ed. The men abandoned the safe and
went their way on a new track. It
was not difficult, however, to trace
them, and this morning three arrests
were made.. The authorities say the
shoes of two of the men under arrest fit
exactly the tracks in the snow. '
THREE LIVES LOST.
Result of a Fire in a Boston Brick Building -i.
Four Others Badly Injured. ,
Boston, Feb. 12. Three persons lost'
their lives and four others were badly
injured in a fire in a four-story brick '
dwelling in Harrison avenue early
There is suspicion that the fire was
of incendiary origin and two arrests
have been made, Harris Levin and his
Levin had a shoe store on the first
floor of . the building, and the arrests
are made on the suspicion that naptha
or somehing of that kind caused the
fire. . ' ., '
Men and women jumped from the
burning building - and firemen and po
licement rescued others from smoke
filled corridors and hallways. .
The second-stoiy was occupied by
Daniel Hart, his wife, her sister and
four children. They all jumped from
a window. One of the children was
badly burned and suffered internal in
juries by jumping, and died. Mrs.
Hart vas badly hurt. "
The third story was occupied by
Daniel and Thomas Brennan. The lat
ter escaped, but Daniel . jumped three
stories to a shed and suffered serious
The fourth story was occupied by
Mrs. Frances Biley and Mrs. Barry.
Mrs. Biley was overcome by the smoke
and suffocated. - Her body was discov
ered after the flames had been sub
dued. - Mrs. Barry jumped from the
fourth floor and is in a precarious con
dition. -' -
. Transport Ashore. .
Santiago De Cuba, Feb. 12. The:
United States transport Rawlins went
aground this morning on a coral reef
near the wreok of the United States
collier Merrimao. She arrived at day
break,' intending to embark ' the troops
of the Tenth infantry, for New York.
The pilot attempted to pass on the
wrong side of the Merrimao, and
struck the hidden reef hard. . Three
powerful tugs pulled unsuccessfully all
the afternoon in the attempt to float
the ship. It will probably be necessary
to rig elaborate tackle before she can
be gotten off. - She is in no danger,
and the likelihood is that she is not
Will Take Part in Inaugural Parade.
The Yale undergraduates have de
cided to take part in the inaugural
parade in Washington next March.
' Mexicans Defeated Indians.
Mexioo City, Feb. 13. The federal
troops in Yucatan have had another
battle with the rebel Indians who were
Btrongly intrenched, but the Indians
were unable to withstand" the charge on
their position, and fled in all directions.
Many of the Indians would like to - be
released from the tyranny ot chiefs
who inflicted the penalty and torture,
and commit many barbarities to Infuse
terror into their adherents.
England's Action on the Nicara
- Sua Canal Project
ALMOST EQUAL TO A FLAT REFUSAL
A Counter Proposal, Likely to Cause Extended
- Negotiations, Will Soon Be Presented
Through Lord Pauncefote.
London, Feb. 11. ft has been
learned that a reply will Bbortly be
sent to the United States Nicaragua
canal project. It will not comply
with the senate's demands, neitner
will it be in the nature of a fiat re
fusal, though for purposes of immediate
construction it will be tantamount to
such a refusal. It will consist mainly
in a counter proposal or proposals,
likely to necessitate extended negotia
tions. The nature of the proposal ia
not yet ascertainable. Lord Paunce
fote will likely be the medium through
which the answer will be sent and by'
whom the subsequent negotiations will
be conducted. In British official opin
ion, it is likely that several months
will elapse before the matter reaches
a conclusion, by which time the Hay
Pauncefote treaty will have elapsed,
on the basis of the senate's amend
ments. The British counter proposals
are now formulatin.j..and it ia hoped
an entirely new agreement, satisfac
tory to both countries, will eventually
Commented on In Washington.
Washington. Feb. 11. So far as
can be ascertained, the administra
tion has not had any intimation of the
counter proposala the London dispatch
ays will be made in the matter of the
Nicaragua canal project. There is a
feeling of regret that the British gov
ernment has felt, constrained to adopt
such a course, as the hope was enter
tained that the amendments to the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty might have
been accepted in the spirit in which
they were made.
Senator Morgan when informed to
night of -the new stand taken by Great
Britain, said he believed that if Great
Britain has decided to take the action
stated, it would create resentment in
tho senate and among the people and
distrust of the moves of that govern
ment. He hoped it might result in
some action on the pending bill at this
session. Senator Morgan, however,
was not willing to say what action, if
any, he proposed to take to briug about
One suggestion made" tonight as a
possible counter proposal by Great
Britain was that in return for conces
sions made by her she might desire an
open port on the Alaskan coast as-an
entrance into her gold fields in the
More men for ketchener
Reinforcements for the South African Army
Boers Held Up a Natal Train.
London, Feb. 11. Public-attention
has again been turned toward South
Africa by the dispatch of reinforce
ments and the publication of Lord
Roberts' dispatches. Rumor has been
in circulation that Mr. Chamberlain
had reconsidered his South African
polioy, and was contemplating a lound
table conference with John Morley and
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, and
the recall of Sir Alfred MLner.
The appearance of the bubonic
plague at Cape Town seems likely to
add to the difficulties of th situation.
The authorities there have decided
upon a wholesale
- uaviu Ul
rats. Should the disease spread, it
will necessitate changes in the mili
Today Sir Alfred Milner makes an
other earnest appeal to employers to
allow as many men as possible to en
roll in the colonial mounted defense
The Boers held up a Natal mail train
near Vlakfontein. The few soldiers
on board exhausted their cartridges,
and the Boers then robbed the passen
gers, afterwards allowing the train to
London, Feb. 11. The government
has requisitioned three Castle liners to
transport reinforcements to South
Africa. The remount department is
uncommonly active, its agents buying
largely in several parts of the world.
Following yesterday's war office an
nouncement, recruiting today was
brisk.- - --..
Wreck in a Snowshed.
Trnckee, Cal., Feb. 11. Spreading
rails in the snowsheds just east of Blue
canyon caused the wreck of a freight
train last night. Several cars were
piled np. part of them being thrown to
the bottom of the hill and demolished.
The snowshed was torn up for a dis
tance of 800 feet No. 4 Atlantio ex
press had passed the point but a few
minutes before the wreck ooonrred.
Will Try for New Constitutions. .,
Alabama and Virginia will both try
for new state constitutions during 1901.
General Mayberry Prentiss.
Bethany." Mo..' Feb. 1 1
Mayberry Prentiss, one of the oldest
surviving generals 01 volunteers of the
civil war, is dead at his home here,
aged 81 years." He was known ss the
"hero of Shilob." He defeated Gen
erals Holmes and Price at . Helena,
Ark., July 4, 1862. He was the last
survivor of the Fits John Porter court
martial. He was in the volunteer
servioe In Illinois during the Mornon
excitement in early days..
AT THE EXPOSITION.
States Arc Alive to the Impjrtance of Making
The different states and territories of
the union are alive to the importance
of the Pan-American exposition and all
of them will be represented there in a
befitting manner if present plans car
ry, as is almost safe to say they will.
In some instances appropriations have
been made for buildings and exhibits
and there are now in various legisla
tures bills pending for appropriations.
New York state has appropriated
1300,000 and is erecting a beautiful
Illinois has appropriated $75,000.
Connecticut has made a preliminary
appropriation to cover the expenses of
an exhibit and the state board of agri
culture has passed a resolution unani
mously asking for an additional appro
priation ot 125,000.
Massachusetts has appropriated $15,
000, with the expectation of an addi
tional appropriation. .
Wisconsin has appropriated $25,000
and is erecting a building.
Ohio's appropriation- is $30,000.
The state is putting up a handsome
building which is now nearing completion.
Bhode Island has appropriated $15.-
000 with the assurance of more if it
should be necessary to carry out the
Missouri has guaranteed an appro
priation of $25,000 to $50,000, and
within the last fortnight the Missouri
commission has resolved to ask foi
Alabama proposes to appropriate
$25,000. and a bill providing for such
an appropriation is now pending in
the state legislature.
Georgia appropriates a sum neces
sary to pay the expenses of an exhibit
West Virginia will have a handsome
building. In advance of the action of
the legislature a guarantee fund hat
been subscribed by her citizens to pro
vide for a building and exhibit.
California has completed arrange
ments lor an extensive exhibit through
the state board of trade and the Lo
Angeles chamber of commerce. The
board has endorsed a memorial fron"
the water and forest association to the
state legislature asking that the state
make an appropriation of $500,000
equal to that given by the federal gov
ernment to have California properly
represented at the exposition.
Michigan has appropriated $40,000
for a building and exhibit.
Iowa has appointed a commission of
eight. The agricultural and horticul
tural boards are arranging for partici
pation in the exhibits.
Oregon, Mississippi, Louisiana and
other states will be suitably represent
ed, owing to the great enterprise o:
oitiens, who are volunteering private
subscriptions with the intention of ap
pealing to the legislature for reim
The New England states are com
bining for a New England buildmp
and private subscriptions ara being:
taken in Maine, Vermont and New
Hampshire in anticipation of legisla
tive action. Plans have been made
for a magnificent building ot colonial
Maryland has ,a state commission
and the Baltimore Manufacturers'. As
sociation are co-operating with tbit-
body to raise money for representation
In a number of states bills asking
for appropriations for exhibits at tbe
exposition are now pending. They an
as lollows: Washington, $50,000;
Oregon, $85,000; Idaho, $30,000 Mou
tana, $50,000; Indiana, $100,000;
Pennsylvania, $100,000; Kansas, $50,-
In all tbe other states, with only one
exception, official recognition has been
given the exposition by the selection of
representatives, members of women'.,
boards of managers or commissioners
and through whose efforts legislative
action is being agitated
LOST A MILLION AND A HALF.
Glass Plant Burned in a Pennsylvania Town
The loss Is Estimated at $1,500,000.
Rochester, Pa., Feb. 1. The .towi
ot Rochester, on the Ohio river, aboc
25 miles from Pittsburg, today sofferei
the greatest fire in its history. The
loss is estimated at $1,500,000. Tbe
fire started just after midnight in the
copper department of tbe National
glaBa plant, the largest tumbler plant
in the world, located outside Roches
ter. The night employes turned out
with their own hose and endeavored to
subdue the blaze, but a strong west
wind was blowing and the flames soon
spread to the packing department
The plant occupied several acies of
ground and employed 1,500 persons.
The fire departments of nearby towns
were called upon.
. - Millions' for Automobiles.
It is estimated that during the first
five years of this century the enormous
sum of $100,000,000 will be expended
by pui chasers of. auotmobiles. It re
mains to be seen, if the prophecy
comes true, what style of vehicle will
secure the bulk of the business. At
tbe Pan-American exposition all styles
of automobiles will be exhibited, and
then we may be in beter position to
judge of the respective merits' of the
various makes and methods of opera
tion. . Plague at Cape Town.
Cape Town, Feb. 18. The govern
ment has decided to give notice to the
foreign nations of tbe fact that Cape
Town is infected with bubonic plague.
There is no longer any doubt as to the
nature of the disease. Joseph Cham
berlain has' addressed a communication
to Sir - Alfred Milner approving tbe
latter'a remarks made in his reply to
the Afrikander deputation sent with
a resolution addressed to Queen Vic
toria. ' -
Exiled Ruler of Scrvia Passed
Away at Vienna.
NEITHER HIS WIFE NOR SON THERE
He Retained Possession of His Faculties Until
Within a Quarter of an Hour of Hb Death
Body to be Interred in Slavonia.
Vienna, Feb. 13. Ex-King Milan,
of Servia is dead. He passed a sleep
less night and was unable to take suffi
cient nourishment. The remains will
be interred at ' Kronchol, a sacred
monastio shrine in Syrmia, Slavonia,
with the honors due a member of the
The illness began with influenza.
Milan left his bed too quickly, and the
result was pneumonia. The doctora
also found faty degeneration of the
heart, which was the actual cause of
death, as the danger immediately aris
ing from the lung trouble had been
overcome. Fearing a fatal issue, the
doctors caused messages to be sent
King Alexander and ex-Queen Natalie,
but although Milan desired to see '
them and himself sent messages re
questing their presence, neither came.
Natalie a reply, which was to the ef
fect that she would come if her pres
ence was really desired, reached him
just before death.
Emperor Francis Joseph, who. sent
an aid-de-camp to the deathbed, baa
ordered a military funeral, as Milan
was formerly tbe colonel of an Austrian
regiment. It was Milan's written
wish that he should be buried at Svr
mia. He said he had been greatly
disappointed at the absence of his son,
whose ingratitude has provoked much
comment in Vienna. According to
the Neue Freie Pre see, he said to bia
physician: "I feel' that I must die,
but it is very sad to be compelled to
die at 47.".
Ex-King Milan, who was born in
1854, abdicated the throne in favor of
bis son, Alexander I, March 6, 1889.
Tbe circumstances that compelled tbe
king to abdicate arose from the policy
that he had pursued at tbe beginning
of bis reign, both in domestic and for
eign affairs. The new Seivian consti
tution was adopted by the grand skup
shtina January 2, 1899, by a majority
of 494 votes against 75. The ministry
of Nikol Cristich resigned. The king
was unwilling to appoint a radical
cabinet, and applied first to Jovan
Kistiob, but could not induce that
statesman to form a cabinet. The
radicals refused to take office unless
Tusohnovich, revolutionist, who had
been condemned to death for participa
tion in the Timok valley uprisin ,
should be given the portfolio of the in
terior. The king's throne was at stake.
He determined to appoint liberal pre
fects and sub-prefects, and attempted .
by pressure on the people to bring in
a liberal majority in the elections in
tbe autumn. The radicals beoame en
raged at the determination to exclude
them from office. Cristich was un
willing to play so dangerous a game.
and told King Milan that it was im
possible for him to remain In offioe.
Milan abdicated tbe throne in the pres
ence of the ministers and chief digni
taries, and the members of the diplo
matic body assembled in the konah to
celebrate tbe anniversary of the elec
tion of Servia into a kingdom in 1882.
On being promised a liberal yearly al
lowance, he agreed in 1888 to go into
perpetual exile. It was decided that
Queen Natalie should likewise live
abroad. Queen Natalie, however,'
oame back, and was only expelled af
ter desperate resistance on the part of
her adherents in 1891.
The Tax on Banks.
Washington, Feb. 13. Senator Aid
rioh today sent the following dispatch:
"Mr. A. B. Hepburn, chairman Ameri
can Association of Bankers, Chase Na- -tional
Bank, New. York City: Ant re
ceiving a large number of letters from
banks throughout the country, sent in
response to request issued by your sec
retary, demanding that the tax on
bank capital shall be entirely removed.
The houe retained tbe entire tax and '
the senate has reduced one-half. No
action is possible in conference except
to agree to either the house or the sen
ate provision or to adopt some contpro
mise between the two. I hope this
statement will save the members of
your association and the members of
the finance committee much unnecsa-'
Purchasing for Morgan. :
Ironton, O., Feb. 13. Col. E. J.
Bird, Jr.. late superintendent of the
Martin Iron & Steel Company, is here
representing J. P. Morgan & Co., for
the purchase of the plant of the Hang
ing Book Iron Company, tbe Belfonte
Iron Works Company, the Kelly Iron
& Nail Company, tbe Martin Iron &
Steel Company, the Norton Iron Works
Company and the Ashland Steel Com
pany, Ashland, Ky. If the deal ia
consummated, other plants will be
Raided a Depot.
Temakah, Neb., Feb. 13. The rail
road depot in this town was raided by
unknown persons last night and 85
cases of liquor, consigned to people
here, were : destroyed. Temakah ia a
"dry town." ; under the local option
laws, and it is believed a party of wo
men tookhe law into their own hands.
- - Interest in Crnada.
The legal rate of interest' In Canada
in now 5 per cent, -