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COEVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON", FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1301.
VOL.. XXXVIII. NO. 14.
From All Parts of the New World
and the Old.
Of INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
, penings of the Past Week in a
A Japanese diplomatic official open
ly talks war. . ,
There was much bloodshed In a riot
in St, Petersburg.
China appeals to England to pro
tect her from Russia.
Fighting has been renewed between
the British and the Boers.
The ministers cannot agree on the
question of legation guards.
High officials in Brazil are Impli
cated in the monarchist plot.
The British answer to the Hay
Pauncefote . treaty is made public.
Twenty-five persons were killed and
many Injured by a tornado at Bir
Newcastle, Pa., has rejected Carne
gie's offer of $50,000 with which to es
tablish a library.
The report of the removal of Mc-
Cleevey Brown, minister of Corean
customs, is confirmed.
Portraits of Hawaiian political of
fenders have been removed from the
rogues' gallery in Honolulu.
Coroner's jury in Hood River, Or.,
assassination returns verdict that evi
dence points to James Green as the
Ex-Representative Rodenburg.of Illi
nois, was appointed a member of the
civil service commission to succeed
the late Mark S. Brewer.
The president has .issued a procla
mation 'announcing the acquisition by
purchase of the islands of Sibutu and
Cagyan, fprming part of the Jolo ar
chipelago. Clatsop county, Or., will send to
the Buffalo exposition a spruce log 16
feet long and -8 feet in diameter, and
a number of carefully prepared hem
""The transport Hancock has sailed
from San Francisco for Manila, with
seven officers and 327 men of the Sixth
cavalry, sever officers and 350 men
of the Seventh infantry, 12 men of the
hospital corps, four , surgeons, two
army officers unattached, and 30 civil
Pittsburg street-car men may go on
General Funston has gone in pursuit
Kruger expects to visit the United
States next month.
The Philippine commission is taking
testimony in Negros.
. Japan energetically protests against
the Russo-Chinese treaty.
The Portuguese government seized
Jesuit property m Lisbon.
Spain received $100,000 for the is
lands of Cagayan and Sibutu.
,, A tornado did great damage to ship
ping in Pensacola bay. Florida.
Corea , removes British collector of
customs, which causes a protest.
Governor Rogers, of Washington, ve
toed the bill for the selection oi school
Russia agrees with Great Britain
to let VonWaldersee arbitrate the Tien
Tsin dispute. -
Mrs. Nation was escorted from
grounds of Kansas soldiers' home to
train by police.
Graviy of the Russian student trou
' bles impelled the Czar to call a special
meeting of the ministers.
Insurgents will be given 30 days' ex
tension of time to take advantage of
the law regulating voting and office
holding. Two hundred girls working in the
overall department of Sofford Bros.,
drygoods factory at Kansas City,
walked out. . The firm recently re
duced the price for making overalls
from $1.25 to 98 cents a dozen.
-"The United States government,"
says the London correspondent of tne
Daily Express, "has refused New Zea
land's request to reopen the question of
permitting British steamers to trade
between Honolulu and San Francisco."
New Jersey village was destroyed
by burning oil, as the result Of the
wreck of a coal and oil train.
General Weyler, Spanish minister of
war, is preparing extensive army re
forms. The food of the soldiers will
be improved, and economies will be
realized in the war budget.
In the bankruptcy court at Burton-on-Trent,
England, Lord Waterpark
declared his bankruptcy was due to
the compulsory sale of his property
in compliance with the Gladstone act
of 1881. He said he had thereby lost
35,000. The liabilities of the debt
or amount to 26,00, and his assets
The Baltimore & Ohio railroad has
ordered 105 new engines. .
Florida is now thronged with visit
ors from the northern and western
In the United States regular army
Spanish is spoken fluently by 304
commissioned officers, French by 221
and German by 136.
Besides King Edward there are 73
heirs to the British throne . without
going outside of the group of Vic
toria's direct descendants.
BOTH SIDES RETIRE.
Troops Withdrawn From Disputed
Land at Tien Tsin.
BERLIN, March 25 The war office
has the following from Count von
"The Anglo-Russian dispute at Tien
Tsin has been settled from a military
standpoint in a manner satisfactory
to both parties at a conference be
tween Generals Wogack and Barrow.
Both guards and posts have been
withdrawn and salutes have been ex
changed. The British declare that no
offense to the Russian flag was in
tended and that the allege removal
of the Russian boundary marks was
neither by the command nor with the
knowledge of the military authorities.
The work on the disputed land will
not be continued until the govern
ments nave reached an agreement as
to its possession or until a special un
derstanding has been attained."
PEKIN, March 25. The troops on
both sides of the disputed land at
Tien Tsin have been withdrawn, and
all danger of a fracas is ended. The
opinion of the British is that the
promptness oi General Barrow in call
ing up the marines from Taku pre
vented a .collision. The British re
port that prior to the arrival of the
marines sentries ..were supplied from
the Madras Pioneers, who for several
days were surrounded by crowds of
foreign soldiers mostly French, who
assailed tnem with all kinds of abuse,
calling them "coolies." The Madrasses
were becoming restive when the ma
rines arrived at night and quietly re
lieved tnem, and it was only when
daylight appeared that the Russians
discovered the change.
WHY BOTHA DECLINED.
Kitchener Refused Complete Amnesty
LONDON, March 25. The Daily
Chronicle, professing to be able to
give an outline of the negotiations be
tween Lord Ktchener and General
"The chief obstacle to a settlement
was Lord Kitchener's refusal to grant
complete amnesty to the leaders of
the rebels in Cape Colony. He offered
self-government on the lines of Jama
ica immediately upon the cessation of
hostilities, with legislative bodies
partly elected by the burghers. The
government agreed to provide 1
000,000 to compensate Boers for prop
erty destroyed and articles comman
deered by the Boers on commando,
provided the signatures of the of
ficers who. commandeered the goods
were forthcoming. He also offered to
grant loans on easy terms for rebuild
ing and restocking farmsteads. More
over, he agreed that children should
be instructed in English or Dutch, at
the discretion of their parents. The
government undertook to make no
claim on church property or funds, or
upon hospitals or hospital funds, or
upon private Investments. No burgher
of either state was to be allowed to
possess a rifle,., except by special li
cense. " ,
"General Botha was generally in
favor of these conditions, but he dis
sented strongly from a proposal to
give the full privilege of citizenship to
properly domciled and registered
blacks. He was also greatly con
cerned about the position Jewish cap
italists would occupy In the country,
and was told that Jews and Chris
tians would enlov pmial rio-hto iD
tinction being maue in the matter of
. MUST REFUND THE BONDS.
Pina County, Ariz., Will Pay for
PHOENIX, Ariz., March 25. The
territorial supreme court today hand
ed down: an important decision in the
matter of the Pina county bonds. It is
held that the territory must refund
these bonds, amounting now, with in
terest, to $352,000. Incidentally, the
opinion re-establishes the territorial
loan commission which the legisla
ture sought two years ago to abol
ish. iThe bonds, amounting to
$200,000 were issued by Pina -county
under an act of the legisla
ture of 1883 to encourage the con
struction of a narrow-gauge railroad
from Tucson to Globe. The road
was begun but never finished, and
though these bonds had been turned
over to the promoters, the county re
fused to pay the , interest. All the
bonds are held in New Tork.
Government Calls for Bids.
Seattle, Wash., March 25. Quar
termaster Ruhlen will tomorrow is
sue an invitation to the various ship
ping concerns doing business between
this city and Alaska to furnish pro
posals for the contract to lighter at
Nome and St. Michael such govern
ment stores as are shipped this sea
son by the war department to the
military ' posts to the mouth of the
Yukon river and points in the interior
of Alaska. -Major Ruhlen roughly es
timates that tnere will be 15,000 tons
of freight on the basis of ship's meas
urement to be sent north this sum
mer. The bids will oe opened March
30. The government will have four
ships in the Alaskan service.
His Last Raid. - .
Santa Fe, N. M., March 25. Tom
Ketchum, famous as an outlaw, the
man who terrorized the territory for
years, was executed today. "Black
Jack" was the soubriquet by wbich
Ketchum was best known. He was
sentenced by the territorial supreme
court on February 25. Numerous at
tempts were made to stay the execu
tion, Ketchum having many friends
among a certain class. Although ac
cused or several murders and other
felonies, Ketchum was only tried for
the robbery of a train near Folsom, N.
co... tne penalty for which, in this ter
ritory, is death.
Washine-twi MqivTi 9e -DAatAa
.- 1 uu.,u i. u . x (.UDlVyilU
have been granted as follows:
wegon orlsinal, William H.; Rum
ley, Medford, $8; Mexican war; sur
vivors, increase, Samuel B. Jackson,
Eueene. 118- wiring,.. t
cial act February 20, Catherine A.
Young, Portland, $12; war with Spain,
original, John Dennis, Portland, $12.
Washington Ori irin a 1
Mahan, Seattle, $8; Peter Chambers,
rorc Angeies, $6 ; William M. Mat-
x, xnorp, its.
Items of Interest From All Parts
of the State.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
A Brief Review of the Growth and Improve
ments of the Many Industries Through
oat Our Thriving Commonwealth.
Sheridan The depot at Sheridan is
Coquille It is proposed at Coquille
to organize a fire company.
Table Rock The Table Rock Irri
gating Ditch Company will soon begin
work of cleaning and repairing its
Bald Mountain The new quartz
mill of the Bald Mountain mine
started up last week.
Ritter The floor was blown'off the
suspension foot bridge at Ritter sev
eral days ago by wind.
Hood River The prospects of the
strawberry crop at Hood River are
good, and there is an Increased acre
age. , -
Union A plan for starting a free
reading room and library at Union
is being perfected by women of the
Milton The Offner Fruit Packing
Company, of Walla Walla, contem
plates erection of a large warehouse
Klamath Falls The work of clean
ing out the Klamath Falls irrigatine
ditch began this week. The ditch will
also be widened.
Union A scheme. is under way at
Union to erect and equip a two-story
brick building for the use of a town
Greenhorn It is reported that the
Inter Mountain group In the Green
horn district has been sold to a syndi
cate of California capitalists.
Gold Hill G. Lane will have 25 or
30 tons of ore crushed at Humason &
Cheney's quartz mill at Gold Hill.
This ore is from the Elsie mine on
Blackwell hill. .
Umatilla An O. R. & N. freight
train between Umatilla and Walluia
pr.ssed over a man who was lyin on
the rails and crushed him beyond rec
ognition. , ,
Granite There is no public school
nearer the Red Boy mine than at Gran
ite, and application has been made for
a new school district, with Red Boy as
Condon A disastrous -"pile-up" took
place at the sheep camp of S. B. Bar
ker, near Condon. On a separation
of the ewes from the lambs the latter
piled up in a ditch, and 88 head were
Sumpter It is reported from Sump
ter that the Golconda mine is showing
another rich ore body, and that as un
derground -development, continues
the prospects of the mine grow better
each succeeding day.,-,
Canyon City James Robinson, one
of the oldest and best-known citizens
of Grant county, died at Canyon City
after a lingering illness of nearly 12
years. Deceased was born in New
di hub wick, January 12, 1834.
Klamah Falls The Ashland-Klamath
Falls mail route and schedule has
been changed. It will hereafter be a
daylight run, and the route from
Parker's station to Jenny creek will
oe over the logging camp road. .
Canyonville A company contem
plates building a flume from Canyon
Creek, five miles south of Canyonville,
to the mines owned by Lewis Ash!
which are situted about halfway be
tween Riddle and Canyonville.
Wheat Walla Walla, 5657c; val
ley, nominal; bluestem, 59c per
Flour Best grades, $2.80 $3.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $1.25 per cental; gray,
$1.20$1.22 per cental.
Barley Feed, $16.50$17; brew
ing $16.50 $17 per on.
Millstuffs Bran, $16 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $17.50; chop,
Hay Timothy, $1212 50; clover,
$79 50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per
Hops 1214c per pound; 1899
Wool Vallev. 143)1 Kr- Ric r
egon, 912c; mohair, 2021c per
Butter Fancy creamery, 2225c
dairy, 1720c: store. iaimi9.u.n nan
pound. , , .
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1313c per
Poultry Chickens. mi-roH 3 Knrac.
hens, $55.50; dressed, ll12c per
puuuu; spring, I46 per dozen
ducks, $506: geese S6ff5i
turkeys, live. 9ff?ilv : nai . nrainJ
dressed, 13 14c per pound.
neese jruii cream, . twins, 13
13 'Ac: Young . America. 13izirai.i
per pound. :.
Potatoes 45 55c per sack. '
Mutton Gross heat shun wv,.
$4.75; ewes, $4 4.50; dressed 67c
Hogs Gross, photon komr. tea
$5.25; light, $4.755; dressed,' 67c
Veal Laree. 7tR7U,o fkOI1 : nnnn1
small, 89c per pound.
ceer irross, top seers. $4.504.75;
cows, $4 4.50; dressed beef, 7 8c
The Brussels automohiiaa
from 30 to 50 francs per annum, ac
cording to horse power. ,
The Inter Island Toiarror.v,
pany of Hawaii Is the first wireless
system to be opened for business.
The case of Missouri against the
Chicago drainage trustees will be the
first jury trial in the United States
supreme court In 107 years. ,
Professor Shaler. Harvard's rni
gist, says that within 30 years new
mining systems will produce an al
most Intolerable supply of cold.
A RIVER OF FIRE.
Flaming Oil Destroyed New Jersey
NEW YORK, March 26. A river of
flaming oil swept down upon the little
village of Glengarden, N. J., while its
inhabitants were asleep this morning,
and reduced 11 buildings, stores and
residences to ashes. The conflagra
tion was extraordinary in character,
and in its origin. The village is in a
valley along the New Jersey Central
Railroad. An immense freight' train
was coming east at 6:30 A..M. It was
composed of a string of coal cars, and
18 tank cars. High above the village
the tracks of the railroad run along
the side of a .mountain. They descend
as they approach the village, but even
at the station are. considerably above
the main street, which runs up to the
depot at a steep incline. ,
A few miles west . of the village,
while coming down the incline around
the mountain the train parted. The
engineer on the forward end pulled
open the throttle of the engine
and tried to race away from
the section, which was increasing
its speed every second. He man
aged to keep clear of the racing
cars until he got opposite the depot at
Glengarden, when the second section
smashed into the first. The first sec
tion, composed of the coal cars, was
going at a high rate of speed, and
none of its cars were jolted off the
track. The oil tanks on the runaway
section were hurled sideways across
the tracks, and the oil tank cars be
hind were piled on top of it in every
way. The first crash caused the oil
in one of the tanks to explode, and
ignite, and the terrific heat caused tne
other cars to explode, one after the
other. The incline running from the
depot down to the main street acted
as a sluice for the burning oil, and it
poured into the chief thoroughfare of
me village, setting fire to every thing
it touched. . Houses, 'fences, trees,
shrubbery and barns were reduced to
ashes in an incredibly short time.
Villagers awakened oy the explo
sions rushed from the on-coming flood
of blazing oil, carrying children in
their arms. Some risked iheir lives to
free horses, cows and dogs in outbuild
ings, but other unfortunate animals
could not be reached in time, and were
burned. Within five minutes after the
first explosion the flowine river of oil
had reached the Masonic Temple in
the heart of the village and ten min
utes later that structure was envel
oped in flames. Then building after
building, all of them frame, took fire
as the oil reached them, and within
half an hour an area of 400 feet square
was a mass of flame. From the
wrecked cars the oil flowed down the
incline of the railroad track, making a
long line of fire that destroyed the ties
and bent and twisted the tracks. The
loss-is estimated at from $60,000 to
WANT CIVIL RULE.
Negros Is Ready for Provincial Gov
ernment. BACALOR. -Island of Neeros. March
25. According to expressions of a
large majority of the delegates from
Occidental Negros and of a few who
were present from the Oriental side,
the sentiment of the people is over
whelmingly in favor of succeeding
the present eovefif-ments hv nrmrin.
cial governments In v both, divisions.
j. no reasons given rpr tnis view are
thafsuch a chans-A will effort a roifno.
tion Of taxes and 'the hie-h salaries nf
officials, the establishment of schools
and tne improvement of roads. The
speakers alleged that owing to a lack
of means of education, liberty was
becomine license. The military com.
mander is credited with having or
ganized the only schools. They are
taught by soldiers. Commissioner
Taft. assured the delegates that Ne
gros would be supplied with'Ameri
can teachers and he outlined the need
of organizing provinces uniformly
with other islands.
The announcement of yesterday's
surrenders in the island oi Panay was
greeted with applause.
General . Harrison's Estate.
Indianapolis, March 25. Ex-President
Harrison left $40,000 in life in
surance. This fact was announced to
night by President Eitel, of the Union
Trust Company which is executor of
General Harrison's will. He said:
"Our appraisement of the Harrison
estate gives its total value at $380,000.
This includes all real estate, railroad
bonds, stock in the Union Trust Com
pany, the law building here, and other
Gales in English Channel.
London, March 25. The first day of
spring was characterized by a gale
and a heavy snow storm sweeping
over the channel. A storm has been
raging for three days over the North
sea. . Wintry weather is general
throughout Central Europe. In conse
quence of the gale in the channel,
more than 300 steamers are anchored
off South End. The vessels are so
crowding the anchorage that several
minor collisions have occurred.
$100,000 Philadelphia Fire.
' Philadelphia, March 26. The West
Park ice palace, at Fifty-second and
Jefferson streets, was destroyed by
flFe early this morning, entailing a loss
of about $100,000 on which there was
an insurance of about $75,000. The
building was used as a skating rink
and for the manufacture of ice for com
mercial use, and was owned by tne
York (Pa.) Ice Manufacturing Co.
Earned His Pardon.
Topeka, Kan, March 25. Governor
Stanlev t.odav . nnHnno - r- i ...
- - r .-v..... uuuTivt
Floyd Graham, who aided Warden
iiu'iiiusuu in suppressing tne insur
rection at the Denitentiarv Mai mlnnD
this week. Graham climbed 400 feet
up the air shaft and communicated
to the warden that the convicts were
weakening on account of their de
plorable condition. ;-
Two Insurgent Surrenders.
Manila, March 26. In tne province of
Cavite, four insurgent officers, and 63
men with 56 rifles, have surrendered to
Lieutenant-Colonel Frank D. Baldwin,
of the Fourth United States Cavalry,
and one insurgent officer and 12 .men
with 16 rifles to Colonel Walter Schuy
ler, of the Forty-Sixth Volunteer In
, The attendance at the service of the
Evangelical church in Manila is not
diminished. Protestantism is spread
ing rapidly in the province of Pampan-
ta. . .
Consul-General Gunnere Is After
the Moorish Ruler.
HE MUST SETTLE UNITED STATES CLAIM
Cruiser New York Arrives at Gibraltar, and
- Will Convey the American Official
from Tangier to Mazaqan.
GIBRALTAR, March 25. The ar
mored cruiser New York arrived here
today. The New York will convey Mr.
Gummere, United States consul gen
eral ffflTTl TnnfHar tr. tUn l.aann
Mazagan, whence he will liivel over-
ianu io morocco Jlty, tL political
capital of Morocco, there to demand
from the sultan an apology for an ap
parent discourtesy to the United
states, committed by the sultan's
grand vizier and Mb minister to for
eign affairs. At. tho namo timo Mr
Gummere will request tne sultan to
settle certain claims of the United
States Ion? nendin? "acainnt tho
ernment of Morocco. These claims
arose largely from alleged undue In
terference by officials of the sultan
witn American citizens doing bus!
ness in Morocco. When Mr " rinm
mere said he would see the sultan
personally on the matter of these
claims, he was told by the grand
vizier and his minister of fnroiinj nf.
fairs that any such effort would be
useless, as tne sultan would remove
himself and his ministers from their
caDital. Mornron Citv if thu Ameri
can consul attempted to visit them
there. This discourteous statement
constitutes the offense for which the
Moroccan government has been asked
for anolosry anri to Rer.iire -n-hirli onnl.
ogy Mr. Gummere, backed up by the
new lors at Mazagan, will travel
overland to the sultan's capital.
The United States experienced
some difficulty and delay last year In
securing the payment of $5,000 from
Morocco for. the latter's failure to
make any attempt to punish the lead
ers of a mob who burned and killed
the naturalized American fiHon
Marcus Ezequi, at Fez, last June,
Axter consiaeraDie correspondence on
the matter and after the United
States had threatened tn conri a war.
sMp to Tangier, Morocco paid the
o.uuu m question.
ANXIOUS TO ASSIST CHINA.
Ministers Desire to Put Her on Her
PEKIN, March 25. Thtf British
headquarters here report the with
drawal or both the Russian and Brit-
ish troops from the disputed terri
tory in Tien Tsin. M. De Giers, the
Russian minister to China, believes
that everything will be amicably ad
justed at London and . St. Peters--
burg, and doubts the probability of
jurtner irouDie m the matter. Gen
eral Voyron, commander of tie
French troops, has ordered a new
regiment to Tien Tsin to replace the
one now here.. French officers here
'think it was a mistake to leave a
regiment recruited in a city at Tien
Tsin. . This regiment was. composed
of a tough Paris element.
At the meeting of. tne ministers
held this morning, the only question
considered was that of policing the
legation quarters. A committee of
commissioners has been appointed to.
discover China's resources and re
port on her ability to pay the indem
nity to be demanded by the powers.
Many ministers are strongly, op
posed to China's having to pay to
keep an army of from 10,000 to 12,-"
000 men ere for the next two years,
thinking this entirely unnecessary.
Even those ministers who were here
during the siege were tired of see
ing Pekin a military camp. . They
hope China will be put on her feet
as soon as possible.
TO RE-MARK BOUNDARY.
United States Expert Will Define
Line in Mount Baker District.
SEATTLE, March 25. C. H. Sin
clair, a government expert, win leave
within a short time to re-mark the
international boundary in the Mount
Baker cistrict. Captain J. F. Pratt,
of the United States coast and geo
detic survey, stated today that the
boundary is not to be changed, but
is simply to be re-marked. Obliterated
posts, monuments and other land
marks will be restored and new ones
will be placed, to bring the marks
close together and prevent the possi
bility of error in the future.
The geological features of the expe
dition will be conducted by E. C. Ber
nard, and will De simply an affirma
tion of records already .made.
It is thought that a Canadian com
mission may be present whue the line
is being re-defined as a precautionary
measure, and to prevent any future
difficuties over errors in the re-marking.
Father of Mrs. Marcus Daly Dead.
Helena, Mont., March 25. Zenas
E. Evans, father of Mrs. Marcus Daly
and Mrs. J. Ross Clark, wife of the
brother of Senator W. A. Clark, is
dead at Anaconda. He was 79 years
of age, and came to Montana in the
early '60s from Pennsylvania.
Two Hundred Boers Caught.
- Bloemfontein, March 25. The re
sult of the combined movements
against General Fourie, near Tha
banchu, was the capture of 200 Boers,
120,000 sheep, 5,000 horses and a host
of cattle. The Boers broke south
ward to the right and left. ,
. . Northwest Postal Order. .
Washington. March 25. The nosfc
office at Ironside, Malheur county, Or.,
nas Deen moved one mile to the west.
witnout change of postmaster.
A' new office, known. S.R f!nnnoll has
been established in Franklin cnnitv
Washington, between Judson and Hat-
ton. unanes A. Joyce has been ap
The office of Eddwllla. Kins-, mnn.
ty, Washington, will be discontinued
March 30. ..
DEATH IN A TORNADO.
Funnel-Shaped Oloud Tore Through
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 27.
Shortly before. 7 o'clock this morning
a fearful tornado swent over the
southern part of this city. The number
of killed tonight is estimated at 25,
15 of whom are white. Ei eh teen hod.
ies have h"en recovered, and scores of
injured have been removed to the hos
pitals. Among the dead are Dr. G.
P r!hnnman nf tYt Arm nf Tn!l A.
Chapman, who conduct a private in-
nrmary in wis city, and the wife and
infant child of Robert J. Lowe, chair
man of the democratic state executive
The storm struck the city in the ex
treme southwestern corner and plowed
its way eastward, leaving a path 150
feet wide through the entire southern
section, extending from Green Springs
on the west to Avandale on the east,
and continued its course until Its force
was spent in the mountains beyond
Irondale, a small town, six miles east
of the city.
STORM IN COLORADO.
Cattlemen Have Already Suffered Loss
Traffic Is Blocked.
- DENVER, Colo., March 27. A storm
has prevailed all over Colorado today,
in some places reaching the propor
tions of a blizzard. Snow has fallen
to a depth from three to 10 inches.
The storm still continues with sever
ity in the mountains, blocking rail
roads and traffic generally. Already
cattlemen have suffered loss, and fears
are entertained that the loss will be
greatly increased before the storm is
ended. All trains from the East are
ueiayea Dy tne storm in Kansas. Reg
ular trains on thn nnlnrndn & Qm,..
era between here and Leadville have
ueen apanaonea, as the cuts are filled
with snow. On the western slope the
fall of snow has been heaviest. In
some places it is 10 inches on the level
and much deeper on the mountains.
ReDOrts come from Lamar c.nin tht
the storm is driving the cattle along
wim u, ana undoubtedly many will
die from exposure. Reports from the
vicinity of Casper, Wyo., show similar
weamer conditions there.
TORNADO IN THE NORTH.
Villages Near Kalamazoo, Mich., Were
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 27. A
wrnaao strucK tne town of Pavilion, a
small village 25 miles southeast of
Kalamazoo, which wrerkpn a nnmiup
ui nouses, uprooted trees, tore down
teiegrapn poies and did much other
damage. A woman whn vn ill in nna
Of the hOUSeS blown down is ronnroH
iaiaiiy nun, and many others were in
jured, ine nome or JNoah Tripp was
rolled over for a Hiata
and Mrs. Tripp was completely buried
uuuer me ueuns. ssne was round lying
under the stove, and sustained injuries
which mav result fatalW rha hmmn
caught fire and was completely ruined.
ii ub xiuiiu passed mrougn viCKsburg
and. Scott's Station, both small towns,
doins; srreat riamaca Nurln amr
building in the path of the storm was
wieujieu. juarge orcnaras were de
stroyed and fences are down every
where. At Indian Lake , the wind
formed a waterspout in crossing that
body of water, and a large district on
the east shore was inundated.
GREAT BRITAIN PROTESTS
Against Removal of Corea of Col
lector of Customs.
YOKOHAMA. March 27 unv
from Seoul announcn that tho
government has dismissed from office
.mcijeavy crown, director general of
Corean customs, and that Great Brit
ain it protesting against his dismissal.
ine aismissai or Mr. McLeavy
Brown from thn nnst nf liimptA.
eral of Corean customs is regarded in
London as another nmra fnr ffneoia
In 1895 and again in 1898 Russian pres
sure was exerted to procure his re
moval. In the latter casp ho woo imin
reinstated after a British mnilj.nn
had moved to Chemulpo. As recently
a n iew montns ago Kussia strongly
opposed an attempt by Mr. Brown to
raise a loan for the Corean
ment to purchase shares in the rail
way irom seoui to misan. As a result
of her opposition, the nee-ntiatirms fro
ths loan failed.
The St, Petersburg corresnondont nf
the Daily Mail asserts that M. Pa
voff, Russian minister at Seoul, has
protested against Corea tairino-
elgners into the government service
:.l ai . .
me exception or Kusslans, and
demanded the annointmpnt of tha lat
ter, but Corea seemed dnterminaH with
the help of the powers to defend her
Deputy Treasurer of Washington.
OlVmDia. Wash.. Marnh 91 Ctotn
Treasurer Maynard has appointed his
son, Clarence Maynard, of Chehalis,
deputy treasurer. H. F. Nichols, of
Hunt's Junction, was originally select
ed for the Dosition hut ropontii- noti
fied the treasurer that he could not,
ior Dusiness reasons, accept the ap
pointment. Murdered While Doing Good Work.
Tien Tsin, March 27. Inauiries show
that the Rev. J. Stonehouse, of the
London Missionarv Snrictir whn ea
announced in these dispatches yester-
uay, was miiea Dy brigands 14 miles
east of Tien Tsin, was murdered at
the ferrv of the villac-o nf whanoin
on the Hun Ho river, 10 .miles east of
lungan isien, while distributing re
lief to the starving villagers.
In an affrav last evcmlno- t-orn mem
bers of the Welsh Fusilier regiment
ana a memper or the Victorian contin
gent, who were acting as policemen,
were sabered and bayoneted.
Ex-Treasurer of Harvard Injured.
Boston, March 27. Edward W.
Hooper, ex-treasurer of Harvard col
lege, and a lawyer in this city, fell
from the third story of his residence
on Beacon street shortly after mid
night, and received serious, though it
is believed not fatal. Injuries. Mr.
Hooper had been confined to his room
for 10 days through illness brought on
by overwork, and he has been in
charge of a trained nurse. The acci
dent occurred when the latter was
temporarily absent from tha room and
no on was In, ,
Details of the Monarchist Plot
Have Been Revealed.
MUCH EXCITEMENT IN RIO DE JANEIRO
High Officers in the Navy and Army Involved
Assassination of President Sailee
Was to Have Been Signal.
NEW YORK, March 27. A dispatch
to the Herald from Rio Janeiro says:
"Great excitement prevails here
over the arrest of Admiral Custodio,
Jose Mello and others, on account of .
the discovery of a monarchist plot
through the suicide of Baron de Bur
sal. Extraordinary precautions are
being taken by the government to pre
vent any outbreak. Apprehension cen- -ters
about the navy. The war vessels
are being closely guarded, as It is be
lieved that the officers are not quite
Details of the plot which Baron de
Burgal revealed to the authorities have
been revealed. It .was the purpose of
those concerned, it is declared, to give
the signal for the outbreak by the as
sassination of President Campos
Salles. During the excitement that,
followed, the monarchist adherents in
the army and navy were to take pos
session of the city and hold the gov
ernment offices. The affairs of the
state were to be intrusted to a trium
virate composed of Admiral Mello,
Marshal Canturla and Counsellor La
Fayette Pereria. Admiral Mello was
quietly removed from this city, as it
was feared that his presence would
cause disturbances. He was conveyed '
to Cobias island, where he is held in
the custody of Admiral Proenca.
Colombian Rebers Active.
Kingston, Jamaica, March 27. The
British mail steamer Para, from Colon,
brings reports of renewed activity on
the part of the rebels in the vicinity
of Panama. The hands of the govern
ment are full in their efforts to keep
vne rebels out of the city. Excessive
war taxes are being levied, and last
week a party of business men protest
ed against these high rates. They were
thereupon arrested and charged with
being rebel sympathizers, Two of the
prisoners managed to leave the coun
try by steamer, but the others were
kept in prison until tney have paid the
heavy fines imposed against them.
Passengers by the steamer Para say?
that the revolution shows no signs, of ,.
ending in the near future. Business"
is carried on in Colon and Panama
with the greatest difficulty, and the .
enormous prices of foodstuffs is caus-;-ing
general suffering. The liberals';
are expecting large reinforcements "
from the Costa Rican sympathizers.' -'
POSITION OF CHILE.
She is Determined to Keep Tacna and '
Arica. . . . ..
NEW YORK, March 27.Chile's :
purpose to retain the provinces of Tac- '
ha and Arica, notwithstanding the pro
tests of Peru and Bolivia, is formally
acknowledged in an official statement
of the Chilean case communicated to
the United States and other powers;
says the Washington correspondent of ;
the Herald. The announcement of this
purpose is coupled with charges of '
bad faith made by Chile against Peru
and Bolivia. These charges are coun- ?
ter to similar allegations made by the "
two last - named countries against
Chile seeks to prevent any interven
tion on the part of the United States
in the South American dispute. Peru
ana Bolivia are utilizing every chan
nel to bring pressure to bear upon the
administration to induce it to take ac
tion. The president has definitely de
cided, however, that he will not take
action unless all three powers request
it. In view of the latest declaration
made by Chile it is apparent that she
will suffer no outside check in her pur
pose to acquire definite sovereignty
over the provinces she has . conrolled
since the war 20 years ago.
Illinois Man Succeeds the Late Mark
WASHINGTON. March 97 Tho ' '
president has appointed ex-Representative
W. A. Rodenburg, of Illinois, a
member of the civil .servica commis
sion, to succeed the late Hon. Mark
d. erewer, and is. l. Allen, of Auburn,
N. Y., commissioner of patents, to suc
ceed Commissioner Due 11 resimol
The selection of Mr. Rodenburg re
moves one or tne. factors which has
delayed the appointment of the St.
Louis exDOsition commissioners Mr
Rodenburg's friends pressed persist
ently ior one or tnose places. It is
generally believed that Mr. Roden
bure's candidacv clashpil riirectlir nrith
that of Professor Northup, of Minne
sota, ine announcement of the com
mission is now expected within a few
$12,000 in Jewelry Stolen.'
New York. March 27. A darine
burglary which occurred Friday even
ing was made public tonight. The
residence entered was that of Dr. Na
than E. Brill, on West Seventy-sixth
street, and the thieves secured jewelry
said to be worth about $12,000. The
physician's house is in a fashionable
neighborhood. The doctor and his
wife were visiting Friday evening.
and four servants remained In the
house. . In spite of this fact, when the
Brills returned home they found that
thieves had visited Mrs. Brill's room
and taken every piece of jewelry from
Massacred by Turks.
Constantinople, March 27. Accord
ing to private advices from Macedonia, -a
band of Turks massacred three Bul
ganian famiues, men, women and chil- -'
dren, in the village of Aghamahaleh,
near Seres, a town 47 miles northeast "
of Salonlca. Details of the outrage "
have not been received. The news ;
created a ' profound sensation. It is -,
reported that a village near Gonas '
tirin, Macedonia, with a mixed popula-
uon or Mussulmans and Bulgarians
has been burned.