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! Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OEEGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1301.
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VOL. XXXY1II. NO. 13.
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From All Parts of the New World
and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR. MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hip.
penings or the Past Week bi
Fire at St. Louis caused $100,000
Natives of Marinduque want civil
Orders were issued for dispatching
regulars to Manila.
Morocco will he compelled to pay
the American claims.
Natives of Tutuila ask that Tilley
remain their governor.
Trias, an influential Filipino general,
surrendered to the Americans.
Several girls lost their lives in a
factory fire at St. Joseph, Mo.
.Fighting occurred between students
and Cossacks at St. Petersburg.
Fourie's commando escaped from
the British net near Bloemfontein.
Loomis protests to Venezuela
against further interference with Balz.
Oregon, hopgrowers are contracting
this year's crop at "11 cents per pound.
- Many were renoered homeless by
fires at Memphis, Ind., and Bismarck,
A department of public instruction
has been established in the Philip
pines. The Manchurian agreement is like
ly to disrupt the concert of the
Oil deposits near Ashland, Or., Will
be' developed. California capitalists
have invested $35,000.
John O. Rider, inventor of the
Remington fine, died at his home in
Newark, O., of heart disease, aged
The St. Louis Steam. Forge & Iron
Works, "better known as McDonald's
Forge Works, were destroyed by Are.
Loss, $100,000. -
The plants of the Paragould Roller
Mill Company and West Rogers Plan
ing Mill, at Paragould, Ark., were de
stroyed by fire. Loss, $250,000..
" The lumber yards and saw and plan
ing, mill plant of John B. Ransom &
Co., in West Nashville, Tenn., were
destroyed by fire. Loss, $140,000.
Llentenant General Miles,' who in
tends to inspect the principal military
posts in Cuba, has arrived at Havana
with his party from the .United States.
Nelson O. Whitney, " professor of
railway engineering in the university
of Wisconsin, died suddenly at Mad
ison, Wis., of heart disease, aged 43
One fireman was kiljed and three
others injured in a Pittsburg fire.
Bids will soon be asked for con
struction of Skagway-Juneau liable.
There is no change In the Anglo
Russian railway dispute at Tien Tsin.
Seventh infantry, stationed at Van
couver barracks, has been ordered, to
Two men died and 15 were prostrat
ed as the result of an explosion on a
The South and Central American
republics will enter the conference of
As a result of student demonstra
tions at several points, Russia has de
clared a state of siege.
Highwaymen held up a Wichita car
and robbed and shot the motorman.
There were no passengers. ,
The American consular agent at
Barcelona, Venezuela, has again been
arrested by that government.
Jessie Morrison, who killed Mrs.
Castle at Eldorado, Kan., furnished a
$d,000 bond and will be released.
The employes of the Washington
mine, at Oxford, N. .J., have been
fighting fire and black damp in the
mine for several days.
The Cleveland dry goods firm of
Gavin, Parmalee & White was placed
In the hands of a receiver. The firm's
debts aggregate $100,000.
Jim Harris was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree for killing J.
H. Alien, a wealthy Ottumwa, Kan..
merchant. This will mean a Ufa
Lieutenant August Newkirk Maher,
United States navy, died at Vallejo,
Cal., from apoplexy. He entered the
naval academy from Kansas, and
graduated m the class of 1S80.
Robert Walsh, said to be the miss
ing son of a prominent lumberman of
Saginaw, Mich., was murdered in a
garret in St. Louis in the course of a
quarrel over the spoils of a robbery.
John Enoch Pond, a member of the
Berkeley high school, has been ap
pointed the first naval cadet from tha
Hawaiian islands. The appointment
was recommended by Delegate Wil
cox. Young Pond is the son of Lieu
tenant Commander Charles F. Pond,
Arthur Bronson Townsend, the man
thought to have attempted suicide In
Montreal, is a member of a well
known New York family, wealthy, and
a bachelor. He belongs to exclusive
clubs, and for several' months lived
in the Brevoort House. His mother
is in Paris.
Holland gave Wilhelmina a new
crown costing 20,000.
- A Chicago cattle company bought
443,000 acres of grazing and mineral
land in New Mexico.
An animal heretofore unknown, re
sembling both the horse and the ze
bra, has been discovered in the Congo
New York commission merchants are
sending representatives to Cuba to
purchase products for shipment to
Arrangements Nearly Completed
Will Open May 1.
I BUFFALO, N. Y., March 18. It has
I been decided to open the Pan-Ameri-'
can exposition May 1. At that time
President McKinley and his cabinet
are expected to be on their way to
the Pacific coast. It is proposed to
connect the president's train by tele
graph with the temple of music. Di
rect telegraphic communication will
also be established with the executive
offices of the presidents .of all the re
publics of the Western hemisphere
and the governor general of Canada.
At precisely 2 o'clock, Buffalo time,
they will all be requested to touch
electric buttons in their offices, which
will start pieces of machinery at tha
exposition. At the same time it is
expected that each will transmit a
message of greeting. .
President McKinley, from his spe
cial car, surrounded by his cabinet,
will then start the great fountain
pumps, and will , transmit over' the
wires a message of greeting.
May 14 it is proposed to hold imposing-dedicatory
ceremonies when it
is expected that Vice-President Roose
velt, Governor Odell and a large num
ber of national and diplomatic of
ficials will be present. A day, prob
ably between June 9 and 12, will be
designated President's day, when
President McKinley and his party, on
the return from the coast,- will bar
Taft Commission's Plan.
New York, March 16. A Washing
ton dispatch to the Times says:
The Taft commission has been or
dered to forward to the war depart
ment its recommendations for the
form of government to be adopted In
the Philippines. This is in accord
ance with the original instructions, by
the terms of which the commission
was to prepare such recommendations
whenever ordered to do so. The time i
has Come, in the estimation of tire
president, when plans for the govern- j
ment of the Philippines may be sub-;
mitted for his consideration. No. in
timation of the nature of the scheme
has yet been received. The commis
sion, it is declared, has not received
any suggestions from Washington,
but has been left entirely unham
pered. It may propose any form of
government it thinks fit.
Demand on Sultan of Morocco.
New York, March 16. A special to
the World from Washington says:
The cruiser New York will stop at
Tangier on the way to Manila, and
take on-board Consul General Gum
mere, who will be conveyed to the
nearest port to tne Moroccan capital.
The consul general is to demand that
the sultan settle the claim of Ameri
can citizens against "his government.
The New York will await the return
of the consuL general. The consul
general could, make the trip from
Tangier ' on merchant vessels plying
in those waters, but it has been the
policy of the administration to im
press the sultan by a naval demon
station in Moroccan waters.
India's Population Stationary.
; Calcutta, March 18. Complete cen
sus returns give the population of
India as 294,000,000, an increase in the
last decade of 7,000,000. Deducting
the population of tbe Baluchistan,
Shaustaksat, Chion hills and Sikkim
territory, - enumerated - for the first
time, a net increase is shown of only
1.4 per cent, which is due to Improved
census methods. Thus, the population
is for the first time stationary. Ow
ing to two famines, mortality from
disease and a great decline in the birth
rate, .the native states show? exces
A CLASH IMMINENT.
Trouble at Tien Tsin Between British
TIEN TSIN, March IP,: The British
and Russians are disputing over the
limits of railway property in the Rus
sian concession, and the guards of the
two nations are in close proximity to
each other. The British have been
strongly Teinforced, and trouble is Im
minent unless the Russians retire.
Warships in Venezuelan Waters.
Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad
(via Haytien cable), March .18. The
German second-class cruiser Vineta is
reported to be making further inves
tigation in regard to the matters in
connection with the Island of Mar
guerita. . The Italian third-class cruiser
Dogali is here watching Venezuelan
affairs and is ready to start at once
to protect Italian interests in Vene
zuela if necessary. The United States
cruiser Scorpion has arrived here.
Fire in Washington Hotel.
Washington, March 18 At 3:53 A.
M. today, electric light wires started
a fire in the Merchants hotel, 485
Pennsylvania avenue, which spread
rapidly, causing panic among the
guests, several of whom-jumped from
the window. L. F. Henry, 48 years
old, was killed. The injured are:
Stephen Collins, proprietor of the ho
tel; W. B. Catchings, of Kentucky;
John Scanlon, and W. B. Ketchum, of
Library for St. Louis.
St. Louis, March 18. Andrew Carne
gie has offered to donate $1,000,000
for a new public library in St. Louis.
The offer is similar to many others
which Mr. Carnegie has made to cities
throughout the United States and
There is still now and then a man
simple enough to go gunning for an
office without a barrel. Detroit
British General Hesitates.
Pekin, March 18. The Russians at
Tien Tsin took possession of the rail
way siding, and armed sentries are
now guarding it. General Barrow,
second in command of the British
forces, hesitates to act, apparently in
the absence of General Gaselee, feel
ing sure that bloodshed would ensue.
He had a long consultation today with
Sir Ernest Satow. The Russians are
jubilant The American military line
has been sold to a private company.
Hems of Interest From All Parts
' of the State:
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
k Brief Review of the Growth and Improve
ments of the Many Industries Through
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
Ashland Construction of the Ash
land freight depot has begun.
Pendleton Young men of Pendle
ton have organized a cornet band.
La Grande A large fruit ' cannery
will be established at La Grande.
John Day The Sheep Gulch mine,
near John Day, has resumed opera
tions. , -
Salem The O. R. & N. Co, whose
docks were washed away, contem
plates replacing them.
Eugene Many offers are being re
ceived for Eugene school bonds, which
the district will sell to the amount of
$25,000. - .
Summervllle It is reported that
the conlplete outfit of new machinery
for .the creamery at Summervllle has
Weston Two quarter sections of
fine farming land, one and one-half
miles south of Weston have changed
owners. The price paid was $13,500.
Quartzburg Quartzburg will soon
be connected with Prairie City by
telephone. The wire has been
stretched nearly the entire distance.
Clatsop The Elk Creek toll road,
in Clatsop county, is almost com
pleted, and "win soon be open for
travel. One bridge remains to be
Gold Beach Gold Beach is now in
telephone communication with the out
side world. The line has been ex
tended across the river from Wed
Eugene A bridge on the Elmira
mail route, about eight miles west
of Eugene, is in a dangerous condi
tion. It will be rebuilt as soon as the
.water recedes. ,
Ashland S. H. Calhoun, of Ash
land, has exchanged 160 acres of land
near that place for a like amount of
land in Klamath county belonging to
G. H. Palethorpe. .
- Baker Crty Mr,' C. McEndry, who
owns placer claims on Pine creek, on
the Burnt river slope, has been ex
hibiting in Baker City a gold, nugget
which weighs $107. . '
Pendleton-r-Frank Frazier is mak
ing plans for a horse parade at Pen
dleton early next May, similar to the
one last May. All kinds of well-bred
horses will be allowed to .take part.
Ashland Inquiry of lumber dealers
at Ashland reveals the fact that while
improvements have been going on
steadily all winter, building will take
on a fresh -impetus with the open
ing of spring.
Milton High water in the Walla
Walla river washeu out the under
pinning at the Milton end of the
bridge near Brown's mill, and con
siderable work was necessary to re
pair the damage.
Sumpter The Sumpter Valley rail
road will commence work on the re
maining three miles of. road to the
new. town in a few days, and trains
will be running from .Baker to Whit
ney soon. Whitney will be the ter
minus of the company at present.
Eugene Sheriff W. W. Withers
rounded ', up -a gang of 11 hobos in
the woods beyond the river opposite
Eugene and took them to the city
jail. Residents beyond the river had
complained that many of their
chickens were missing. At the camp
of the hobos preparations for a big
chicken dinner were going on.
Wheat Walla Walla, 5556;
valley, nominal; bluestem, 59c per
Flour Best grades, $2.80 3.40 pei
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White 4445c per bushel;
gray, 42 43c.
- Barley Feed, $16.5017; brewing,
$16.5017 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $16 per ton;
middlings, $21.50; shorts, $17.50;
Hay Timothy, $12 12.50; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per
ton. - . .
Butter Fancy creamery, 2225c;
dairy, 1820c; store, ll13c per
Eggs Oregon ranch, 12 c per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50
$5; hens, $5 5.50; dressed, 11 12c
per pound; spring, $4 5 per dozen;
duci:s, $56; geese, $68 per. dozen;
turkeys, live, 910c; dressed, 13
14c per pound.
Potatoes 4555c per sack.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers,
$4.75; .ewes, $44.50; dressed,
7c per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy.
$5.25; light, $4.755; dressed, 67c
Veal Large, 77c per pound;
small, 89c per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $4.50
$4.75; cows, $44.50; dressed beef,
78c per pound.
Hops 12 14c per pound; 1899
Wool Valley, 14 15c; Eastern
Oregon, 912c; mohair, 2123c per
Russian secret police have arrested
many literary men, lawyers and stu
dents for alleged conspiracy.
In consequence of emigration there
is a greater preponderance of women
in Norway than in almost any other
country in Europe.
Congressman LInney, of North Car
olina, is the. only republican ever
elected to congress who served is a
private in the confederate army.
VICTIM OF LIVE WIRE. "
One Fireman Killed, Three Others
, Badly Hurt,. ':'''-
PITTSBURG, Pa., March 19. Dur
ing the. progress of a fire today at the
corner of Duquesne Way and Fort
street, one man loBt his life and three
others were badly nurt: The property
loss will be fully 250,000, well insured.
The fire broke out in the boiler room
of the Hiram W. French Company's
hair felt factory, just opposite the
main exposition building. Through
some confusion, no alarm was turned
la for some time, and it was fully. 20
minutes after the fire was discovered
before the engines reached the scene.
From the felt " factory the flames
jumped" across the street, and in a
very short time the exposition build
ing was burning fiercely. All the fire
men could do was to prevent the
flames spreading. After hard- work,
this was accomplished, and machinery
hall, with Its valuable contents,, saved.
The main building was a complete
Two lumber yards adjoining the felt
factory soon succumbed. Gallagher &
Banker lost 1,000,000 feet of lumber,
and Henry Henk 350,000 feet of valu
able hardwood. Three small dwell
ings near the lumber yards were de
stroyed, but, so far as known, all the
William Miller and his fellow fire
men were victims of a live wire. The
intense heat melted the network of
wires running in every direction, and
one of them in falling struck a trolley
wire, the other end crossing the brass
nozzle of the hose held by Miller and
Snyder. Both men fell as though
they had been shot. Sheckler and
Griffith, in going to the rescue, were
also caught, and were badly burned.
When the prostrate men were reached,
Miller was dead, and two of the others
AMERICAN -CONSUL ARRESTED.
Imprisoned by Venezuela Without
Adequate Cause. -.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March
19. News has reached here that the
United States consular agent at Bar
celona, Venezuela, Ignacio -H. Baiz,
has been arrested by Venezuelan of
ficials and imprisoned without ade
quate cause. This is the second time
he has been treated in this fashion
within the last five months, and he
will resign unless .protected by the
Washington government. It appears
that several sums of money have been
forced from him. by Venezuelan of
ficials under threat of imprisonment.
The protests of Mr. Baiz to, Wash
ington seem to have ..met withno re
sponse thus far. Three months ago
Mr. Loomis, the United States minis
ter at Caracas, made a demand upon
the Venezuelan government for an
apology for the first outrage, but this
communication was quite ignored.
STATE OF SIEGE PROCLAIMED.
Result of Russian Riots Promoted by
ST. PETERSBURG, March 19. In
consequence of the riotous disturb
ances following the demonstrations
promoted by university students the
government has proclaimed a state of
siege at Odessa, Kieff and Kharkoff.
It is reliably reported here that a
student died at Kharkoff from injuries
sustained "in the disorders of March
4 in that city.' Eight hundred stu
dents of the University of St Peters
burg, virtually all remaining here, met
last Friday and resolved not to at
tend further lectures. The police
subsequently arrested 16. Four hun
dred students . of the technological
school entered the .courtyard of the
institution to hold a meeting, and
the police inscribed their names. The
mining - academy is already entirely
It is reported - that Count Tolstoi,
who ever since his excommunication
has been loudly cheered whenever he
has made his appearance, is taking
an active part in the disturbances at
Moscow, where the situation is com
plicated by a strike of the operatives
of several large factories.
Explosion on Ship.
New York, March. 19. The steam
ship New York reached her dock at
10 o'clock tonight, after a passage in
which an explosion of an ammonia
tank caused loss of life and much
damage to the vessel. Her shaft was
also broken. As a result of the ex
plosion, 15 men were overcome by the
fumes of ammonia on Thursday last,
and seriously prostrated, two deaths
following. Both victims were buried
at sea. Several others were confined
to the ship's hospital for some time,
and one was still in the hospital when
the ship docked.
Trial of Alleged ReDc.s Begun.
Constantinople, March 19. It is of
ficially announced here that the trial
began at Salonica, March 11, ef 19
Bulgarians, accused of belonging to
the revolutionary committee at Sofia
and fomenting disorder in Salonica,
Monastir and Kossovo.
Nine New Cases of Bubonic Plague.
Cape Town, March 19. Nine new
cases of bubonic plague have been of
ficially reported in Cape Town during
the last 48 hours. Six of these were
colored persons, and three Europeans.
Reward for Rescue of Explorers.
Venice, March 19. The municipal
court, of Venice, offers a prize of
20,000 lire to anti-Italian or foreign
navigators who may rescue Count
Franco -Quirini and the Norwegian
sailor wlio disappeared from the ex
ploring party of the Duke of Abruzzi
during his Arctic expedition in the
Stella Polare. A reward of 5,000 lire
is offered to -any one who furnishes
definite news as to the fate of the
UK LIVES LOST
Fire in a Boston Newspaper
THE PROOFREADERS ARE THE VICTIMS
Upper Floors el the Advertiser Office Burned
Out Most of the Employes Escaped
to an Adjoining Roof.
BOSTON, March 18. Three lives
sacrificed, nearly a dozen men more
or less injured, and many thousands
of dollars of damage were the results
of a fire in the Daily Advertiser and
Record's seven-story, "gray front build
ing in Newspaper Row tonight.
How the fire started is not known,
but it was first seen in the pressroom.
It spread to the elevator well,, and
darted to the- top so rapidly that be
fore the occupants of the two upper
floors were aware that the building
was on fire their rooms were' filled
with flames, and smoke. "
In the editorial rooms on the sixth
floor there were but five men. All
had to run for their lives. On the
upper floor, occupied by the compos
ing room, were 18 composers and
proofreaders;' whose situation was
most critical. Panic stricken, they
rushed- for the windows leading to
the fire escapes, and all but three of
them succeeded in gaining the roof
of an adjoining building. Long lad
ders were raised as quickly as the
network of electric wires over the
street would permit, but before a lad
der could be placed in position the
men had dropped through ' a skylight
in - the adjoining roof and reached
places of safety. Except in the press
room in the basement tnere was prac
tically no fire In the building below
the fifth story. No one was in the
pressroom at the time the fire started
except the fireman, .who had not been
seen up to a late hour. It took three
hours of work to drown out the fire.
The three victims were suffocated
before they had time to reach the
Late tonight the loss was estimated
at $150,000, with little insurance.
DEWET IS. INSANE.
Statement Made by Prisoners Lately
; BLOEMFONTEIN, March 18. Pris
oners who have lately been released
by General Dewet say they think he
is a madman. They aver that the ter
rible fatigues he has undergone, his
anxiety and the Intensity of his feel
ings have unbalanced his mind. Apart
from this view of Dewet's mental state,
some of his peculiarities are that he
rarely sleeps within the bounds of his
camp. He seeks rest outside with a
few trusted followers. Thus the or
derlies of his subordinate commanders
are frequently unable to find him to
receive orders. His secrecy is ex
treme. He absolutely imparts his
plans to no one. Dewet repudiates
the peace negotiations which are go
ing on. He declares openly to the men
that no terms except independence
will satisfy him. A recent utterance
attributed to him" is that, after the
British, he hated tne Transvaalers.
The whereabouts of Dewet during the
last two or three days is unknown,
nor is it known whether President
Steyn is with him.
AFTER HIGH DAWSON OFFICIAL.
Governor Will Charge Him With Crim
SEATTLE, Wash., March- 18. Gov
ernor Ogilvie, at a meeting of the Yu
kon council, March 5, announced that
he had been informed that at a recent
banquet an official In a high position
had declared that the governor and
D. Matheson, a contractor, had worked
together in carrying out a gigantic
swindle. The governor said that he
would collect evidence and charge the
official with criminal libel.
Another charge was made at the
same council meeting. The entire
council was charged with blackmail
by a Mrs. McConnell, who conducts a
hotel at Dawson. She says that the
council and Mr. Matheson connived to
gether to ruin her business, out of a
desire for personal gain. Gold Com
missioner Senkler has filed a libel suit
against Mrs. McConnell. The charges
have stirred up a great excitement in
Decision on Eight-Hour Law.
Tacoma, Wash., March 18. In the
superior court today Judge W H
Snell decided the state law making
eight hours a day's work for all men
employed in public works applied
only to men employed by the day, and
not to men working by the month or
A Dangerous Complaint.
If you tell a woman she is good,
Bhe may thank you. Tell her she is
pretty, gnd she will love you. Chica
Troops Sail for Manila.
San Francisco, March 18. The
transport Indiana sailed for Manila
today. She has on board the Twenty
eighth Infantry, Major Yeatman com
manding, and company D, Tenth in
fantry, Lieutenant C. N Jones com
manding. The squadron of the Fifth
cavalry arrived today from Fort
Myer, Va. They will sail for Manila
on the Meade tomorrow. The squad
ron is made up of troops J, K, L and
M, In command of Colonel W. A.
Old Crop Sold and New Crop Being
Contracted In Yakima Valley.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., March
20. The hop crop of 1900 has been
sold, and contracts are being made
for the output of Yakima for the com
ing season. Buyers from Portland
are here cleaning up the remnants
of last year. They report only 43
bales of the crop of 1900 on hand.
The last sales ranged about 14 cents,
although some have been made at
18 cents a pound. The indications
are favorable for a good crop this
year.- All the yards are being cleaned
and put in shape. Estimates place
the Yakima acreage at 2,400, yielding
an average of 1,600-pounds.
One of the most important items
for the consideration of hop men is
the 'introduction of the Bohemian
methods of curing in the Yakima val
ley. Senator A. Heini.h, of the Se
attle Brewing & Malting Company,
conducted a series of experiments
last season, and demonstrated that an
exact Imitation of the celebrated
Bohemian hops could be made in
Yakima. The hops were cured with
out artificial heat or sulphur, and
were used in making a choice blend
of Yakima beer. It is claimed that
such hops sell in Seattle for 54 cents
The Yakima crop for 1901 is placed
at from 18,000 to 20,000 bales of 200
pounds each. " . Contracts are being
made at 11 cents lor all that can be
produced. None but small growers,
however, are selling at any price.
No new yards are to be planted this
season, and none will be plowed up for
other crops. Growers state that hops
may be produced and prepared, for
market for 8 cents per pound. When
sold at 11 cents they make fair profit,
but it is believed the price will rule
higher this fall; hence those having
large yards are not anxious to con
tract the coming crop for less than
OUTLAWRY IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Methods Pursued by Tagals to Ter
rorize Peaceful Natives.
WASHINGTON, March 20. The
records in the cases' of 34 Filipino
natives, charged with various offenses
against military discipline in the Phil
ippines, including .murder, treason and
other acts of violence, have been re
ceived at the war department. These
records make plain the methods pur
sued by the insurgents to terrorize
the native inhaoitants of the islands,
and show cases of atrocities commit
ted upon the latter where they de
clined to comply with the demands
and the exactions of the so-called
In one case nine insurgent sympa
thizers, fully armed, seized in the
night a family of five persons and
killed them with oolos. . The motive
for the murder was the punishment
of the family for refusing to pay taxes
in support 6f the insurgent govern
ment. The guilty natives were sen
tenced to hard labor for 30 years. In
another case, under the orders of an
insurgent lieutenant colonel, a native
was seized, bound and made to sit
down while a soldier "held his head
and with a knife cut his throat." The
murderer was condemned to be
hanged. Most of the other cases were
the murder of innocent Filipinos by
alleged soldiers and officers of the in
surgent army, several of whom are
described as notorious bandits and
outlaws. The most atrocious, accord
ing to the records, is that of Eusebio
Rojas, who was sentenced to be
hanged, styling himself a lieutenant of
infantry in the insurgent forces, under
the command of Alejandrino. Rojas
claimed to exercise summary power
over the lives and property of the
natives who did not Dear arms against
the United States, and conceived it
to be his duty to murder peaceful and
law-abiding people living within his
so-called military jurisdiction.
Railroad Machinists Strike.
Iowa Falls, la., March 20. The ma
chinists and boiler makers employed
at the Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern shops, in this city, have
walked out, and will not return to
Work until the differences between
the employes and officials are ad
justed. This action follows that of
the union .men at Cedar Rapids, and
it is reported it will be followed by
the men at Estherville, Watertown,
Albert Lea and other division points.
Fifteen Cars Wrecked.
Chehalis, Wash., March 20. Local
freight train No. 58 was badly wrecked
at Newaukum station, three miles
south of Chehalis, at 1 o'clock. Fif
teen cars were wrecked and a pusher
engine turned over on the side.
There were no fatalities. A wrecking
train is now at work, but the track
will not be cleared until early tomor
row morning. Passengers on the
trains bound in both directions were
An Engagement in Panay.
Manila, March 20. A force com
manded by Captain Shanks, of the
Eighteenth infantry, has had an en
gagement with the followers of Dio
cino, a noted Tagal leader, in Capise
province, island of Panay. Two of the
rebels were killed, and three, includ
ing Diocino, were wounded.
MEETING OF THE ENVOYS.
Little Accomplished by the Ministers
PEKIN, March 20. Little was ac
complished at today's meeting of the
foreign ministers, on account of the
delay of the various governments in
agreeing to the conclusions reached
in the matter of indemnity claims. No
minister is allowed full liberty to act
for his government, all the instruction
being ad referendum. The court cer
emonial on the reception of ministers
was the subject of conversation, but
nothing definite was decided upon.
Storm in Porto Rico.
San Juan, Porto Rico, March 20.
A heavy storm prevails here. Two
inches of rain fell last night in two
hours. The wind is blowing 31 miles
an hour from the northwest. The rain
ceased at daylight, but the wind still
continues. The railroad is tied up by
serious washouts. Telegraphic com
munication with the north and west
shores is partially interrupted.. The
damage done by the storm fis un
doubtedly more severe in the interior.
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Vigorous Protest to the Vene
HAS BEEN LODGED BY MINISTER LOOMIS
American Minister Informs South American
Government That Interference With
Our Officials Must Cease. -
WASHINGTON, March 20. The
state department, through Minister
Loomis, recently lodged a most vig
orous protest to the Venezuelan gov
ernment against further interference
with Mr. Baiz, the United States
consular agent at Barcelona, Vene
zuela. It knows nothing of the last
reported, infringement of his liberty,
but it is presumed that the affair is
connected directly with the troubles
which' led to the first protest. Ig
nacio M. Baiz is not a citizen of the
United States, a fact that may add.
to the difficulty which our government
will expect in protecting him, as it
is determined to do. He wa born in
St. Thomas and is a native Danish
citizen, so far as is known here, but,
having an exequatur issued by the
Venezuelan government recognizing
him as a United States consular agent,
the state department has decided that
he is entitled to the protection of the
United States government. It appears
that he is engaged in business and be
came involved In trouble with the
Venezuelan military by resisting an
attempt to collect a forced loan from
him. More than a- month ago the
state department forwarded its in
structions to Minister Loomis to rep
resent to the Venezuelan government
that these annoying interferences
with our officials must cease, but so
far no results have appeared.
Morocco Must Pay.
Washington, March 20. The state
department is giving renewed atten
tion to the settlement of the claims
against the government . of Morocco.
The claim of Marcus Ezagui, who was
murdered at Fez in June last, has
been adjusted by the payment of
$5,000, but there are other claims
equally meritorious which have not
been satisfactorily adjusted. Recently
the state department gave these con
sideration, all efforts on the part of
Mr. Gummere, the consul-general at
Tangier, to adjust them having proved
ineffective. Under these circum
stances, a special mission seems near.
Instructions to this end today were
sent to Mr. Gummere, as well as a
further . instruction to demand an
apology for an apparent discourtesy
on the part of the grand vizier and the
minister of foreign affairs in attempt
ing to defeat the purpose of the" state
department to dispatch a special mis
sion to Morocco City. The armored
cruiser New York, with Admiral
Rogers aboard, is rapidly nearing Gi
braltar, with every prospect of reach
ing Tangier by the end of this week.
She will take Mr. Gummere aboard
and convey him to Mazargan, where
the consul-general will disembark and
go overland to the Moorish capital.
The New York will remain at Mazar
gan under his orders until some sort
of settlement is reached, and Mr.
Gummere was today notified to this
Peru Settles a Claim.
Washington, March 20. United
States Minister Dudley, at Lima, Peru,
cabled the state department today
that the government of Peru had of
fered to settle for 3,000 soles the
Fowkes claim, and he was immediate
ly instructed to accept the offer. The
claim originated in 1894. W. A.
Fowkes was an American merchant
living at Tumbez, and the military
authorities subjected him to a forced
loan and imprisoned him for 24 hours.
A claim was preferred against Peru
for $5,000 on his account, but that
government proffered 3,000 soles (a
sole being equivalent to 48 cents),
and the claimant expressed his wil
lingness to accept that sum.
TRIED TO BRIBE OFFICER.
Japanese Who Was Smuggling Chi
nese Into United States.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., March
20. Several days ago word reached
the customs authorities that whole
sale smuggling of Chinese cannery
men across the line was about to be
inaugurated. As a result, the revenue
cutter Grant was sent out to patrol
the Straits of Fuca and the channels
between the island and British Co
lumbia. Extra precautions to guard
the boundary line have also been
taken. Three Chinese wlio were be
ing smuggled across by a Japanese
were captured today. When taken,
the Japanese offered the United States
officer a bribe, but was placed under
arrest at Northport and two charges
placed against him, one for unlaw
fully aiding Chinese to enter the
United States, and one for attempt
ing to bribe a United States officer.
The Chinese were ordered deported.
Shot by Desperadoes.
Red Rock, Okla., March 20. Albert
Bateman was shot and killed at 8:30
o'clock tonight by two desperadoes in
the store of Swartz & Co. The des
peradoes were robbing the store, when
Mr. Bateman, who is the manager of
the Foster Lumber Company's yard
at this point, happened to step in,
and, taking in the situation, opened
fire on them, wounding one of them
in the arm. Both the robbers opened
fire on him, and he fell, pierced by
two balls. The robbers secured $350.
and made their escape. Officers from
Ponca and Perry have started in
A New Canal Treaty.
Washington, March 20. Secretary
Hay had a long conference today with
Senator Morgan respecting Isthmian
canal matters and the advisability
of reopening negotiations for a treaty
with Great Britain on the subject.
The secretary is losing no oppor
tunity of acquainting himself, with
the views of senators on this subject,
and the conference today is only one
of nearly a dozen he has had on the
same subject with leading senators
and representatives since the adjourn
ment of congress. -