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    2SSe22JZ2 j Consolidated Feb. 1899.
5 or the m
Prom AH Parts of the New World
and the Old.
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
penings of the Past Week in a
Condensed Form.
The Dean ol Canterbury is seriously
Sandico, the Filipino general, sur
rendered. Aguinaldo will be removed to an
other prison.
Chinese troops in Mongolia and Shin
Si have rebelled.
The Chinese court is preparing for
a removal from Pekin.
The indemnity negotiations are like
ly to be long drawn out..
A naval school will be established
at Newport for petty officers.
A plot to assassinate the president
of France has been discovered.
Cecil Rhodes has entirely recov
ered and is now in good health.
A Mississippi woman shot and killed
her husband during a family quarrel.
Over 1500 arrests have been made
at Odessa during the past few days.
It is rumored in Brussels that Gen
eral Botha will renew peace negotia
tions. Seth Jaynes, a Klondike miner,
made the trip from Dawson to Seattle
in 19 days.
Aguinaldo is living high while in
prison, and will soon remove to a fash
ionable residence.
The Portland torpedo-boat destroyer
Goldsborough broke record for speed
of vessels in her class.
Miscreants attempted to wreck an
O. R. Sz N. train at Malad bridge,
Idaho, but did little damage.
Two students of Havana were se
verely injured while being initiated
into secret society of the students.
Admiral Remey has been author
ized by the secretary of the navy to
enlist 500 Filipinos in the American
A voting machine was used in re
rent Maine elections. The result was
known two minutes after the polls
Court dissolved injunction against
Chicago Gas Company and holds that
they can charge whatever they like
for gas.
Bubonic plague has made its ap
pearance In Alexandria, Egypt, and
six new cases are also reported in
Cape Town.
Twenty-one Russian students have
been arrested at Kharhoff for rioting
in consequence of the expulsion of sev
eral of their number.
Special committee finds that school
land funds of Oregon are short
$20,446 since Napoleon Davis' admin
istration of school land board.
Kitchener Is arranging to replace
stale by fresh troops.
California oil experts have bonded
4000 acres near The Dalles.
The striking dock laborers at Mar
seilles have resumed work.
National railway employes' union
will investigate Portland trouble.
Assurances of support from British
Columbia for Portland's 195 fair.
Earl 'LI says no more hitches are
probable in negotiations with powers.
It daily becomes more evident that
the Boers intend to fight to a finish.
The United States armored cruiser
New York has left Algiers for Manila.
Augustus Byram, a pioneer mining
man of California and Colorado, is
" dead.
B. F. Durphy brought from Cali
fornia to answer to a charge of big
amy. Captain H. K. Steele, of the British
ship Khyber, was arrested for kid
naping. Young Women's Christian Associa
tion has begun Sunday afternoon
services. . . ,
United States commission makes
recommendations for civil government
to be established July 1.
The largest steamer ever built haa
just been launched at Belfast. She
is over 680 feet in length.
Lawyer. Patrick, also accused of
murder of Millionaire Rice, says Valet
Jones' confession is not true.
Oregon will have to buy wood from
men who have supply cornered, says
principal factor in transaction.
The czar of Russia has given 2000
roubles toward the building of a new
Greek orthodox church in New York
Official In charge of American lega
tion wires that Russia will not re
ceive official communications from
L. S. J. Hunt creates a sensation by
returning to Seattle, and paying heavy
outlawed debts. He will found a news
paper. - . ,
American officials are much ner-
plexed over Russia's refusal to re
ceive official communications from
The revenue collector of the second
district of New York recentlv received
an order for $587,413.84 worth of reve
nue stamps.
The '"Edinburgh Castle" public
house, situated in the Strand, London,
is to be hauled down, and the London
county council has to pay 22,500 as
Probably the smallest monarch in
the world reigns over the Hindu vas
sal state of. Bhopaul, and governs a
people of more than a million souls.
This dwarf Is a woman, Djihan-Be-gum
by name, but although she Is
about 50 years old, she does not ap
pear larger than a child of 10.
Opinion of Transvaal ex-President on
the Situation.
NEW YORK, April 8. A dispatch
to the Herald from Paris says:
An interview with Mr. Kruger ap
pears in the Matin. The ex-president
of the Transvaal was seen in a mod
est little inn at Utrecht, where he is
staying for the moment. His eyes
have been very much Improved by
recent operations, and he can now dis
pense with spectacles. Sitting in
front of a table with a Bible under
his left hand, Mr. Kruger delivered
himself of an important statement,
to which further significance was
given by the presence of the Orange
Free State delegate, Herr Fischer.
Mr. Kruger began by announcing
that Saturday next he proposes retir
ing Into the country for complete
rest. The little village of Hilbersum,
not far from Utrecht, has been se
lected for his abode. Nothing has
yet been decided regarding his trip to
America. Mr. Kruger will undertake
the journey if his strength permits
and if there Is any hope of gaining
advantage for the Boer cause.
Pointing to Herr Fischer, the aged
president declared that the two re
publics are indissolubly united.
"Herr Fischer," he said, "is fight
ing for the same cause as my heroic
friend President Steyn. The two
presidents and the "two commanding
generals, Botha and Dewet, will share
the same fate."
On being questioned regarding the
reliance he placed on the Boer of
ficial telegrams and statements in
parliament, Mr. Kruger, half rising
from his arm chair, declared:-.
"The British government, British
telegraph and the British press al
ways try to make this much" and he
measured his little finger "look like
this much" and he extended both
"I am persuaded everything Is go
ing well there precisely because our
enemies continue to dissimulate and
travesty facts. As regards General
Botha's negotiations, the public knows
from the blue book and by reading
General Botha's last dispatch that It
was the British general who first made
proposals. Never did the Boer gen
eral refuse to listen. We do not fight,
excep't for peace. We are not con
querors, but, although General Botha
listened to the British proposals, he
never uttered a word of equivocation
on the subject of independence. In
dependence is the only treasure we
cherish, even if we have to sacrifice
all others. It is for this reason our
citizens forsook their farms and sac
rificed their lives, and our women and
children now suffer temporary servi
tude in the enemy's camp.
Regulations Concerning the Trans
portation of Supplies.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The war
department has received-a copy of a
regulation to carry into effect an act
of the Philippine commission amend
ing a section of the provisional cus
toms regulations, which is of interest,
in view of the ' recently reported
frauds in the commissary department
in the islands. It shows the precau
tions ordered to be taken to guard
against any misappropriation of gov
ernment supplies. These regulations
provide briefly that where supplies
for the army or navy in the Philip
pines come on other than government
vessels they shall be accompanied by
a certificate from the chief of depart
ment charged with their custody cer
tifying that the goods are exclusively
for the army or the navy or the In
sular government, and that no other
disposition of them will be permitted.
The regulations also set forth that
prompt notice must be given the col
lector of customs for the islands in
case of the nonacceptance of any con
signment of goods or cancellation of
sale. Goods purchased In the Philip
pines after importation must be ac
companied by an affidavit of the seller
affirming that an absolute sale has
been made by .him and that "he re
tains no interest of any kind, or char
acter in such goods."
More of the Kitchener-Botha' Corre
spondence Made Public.
LONDON, April 8. The letter of
General Botha, the Boer Commander-in-Chief,
to Lord Kitchener, command
ing the British forces in South Africa,
pieliminary to the recent peace meet
ing, casually referred to in Lieutenant
General Kitchener's report of the ne
gotiations and from which the oppo
nents of Colonial-Secretary Chamber
lain hoped to obtain some clew of the
reason of the failure of the conference,
was published as a preliminary paper
this morning. This letter is dated at
the Commandant-General's camp, Feb
ruary 13, and commences with a refer
ence to "the verbal message from yr-ur
excellency." Continuing, the letter
. "I have the honor to inform your
excellency that no one desires more
than I to bring this bloody strife to an
end, I would also very much like to
meet your excellency for the purpose
of mutual discussion to see If it Is
not possible to discover terms under
which this can be done."
Boer Seat of Government I Again
LONDON, April 8. Lord Kitchener
reports as follows to the war office:
"Colonel Plumer has advanced 20
miles beyond Nylstroom, unopposed on
the way, toward Pietersburg."
According to the Pretoria corre
spondent of the Daily Telegraph, the
Boers have shifted their seat of gov
ernment from Pietersburg to a point
35 miles northeast.
All the Guns Accounted For.
London, April 8. Lord Kitchener,
reporting to the war office the finding
of an abandoned and destroyed pom
pom, near Vriheid, says: "This ac
counts for all the enemy's guns known
to be in the southern district."
Cape Town, April " 8. General
French continues to press the Boers
at Vriheid, Transvaal colony. The
Boers - abandoned a pompom, which
the British found in a small shed at
the bottom of a precipice.
osnon siAit nns
Items of Interest From All Parts
of the State.
A Brief Review of the Growth and Improve
ments of the Many Industries Through,
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
Forest Grove Six Inches of snow
fell near Forest Grove on April 5.
The Dalles The Dalles council has
ordered six more fire plugs to be In
stalled lmmedlatley.
Nyssa The citizens of flyssa de
mand that the railroad company build
a depot at that point.
Galls Creek Operations have been
resumed at Kubli & Co.'s quartz mine,
in Gall's creek district.
Weston This tnwn will lamia CKftnn
worth of bonds to raise money to im
prove its water supply.
Euaene Rnv tmmna are rennrfed
as being more numerous in Eugene
than ever before known.
Dusty The school at Dusty has
been closed again on account of a
fresh outbreak of diphtheria.
Lincoln County The Lincoln County
Farmers' Association has decided to
hold a county fair next fall.
Grants Pass Work has commenced
on the Grants Pass-Williams telephone
une, ana will soon be In operation.
Baker City During March, 98 coy
ote scalps were turned in at Baker
City at the office of the county clerk.
Baker City Negotiations are now
pending at Baker City for sale of the
Pacific brewery to an Eastern buyer
for $40,000.
Eugene The board of directors of
Eugene school district have accepted
plans for a new school building, to
cost about $15,000.
Wendling Smallpox Is very preva
lent at this place, and county author
ities have been appealed to. So far
it is only In a mild form.
Corvallis Benton nniintv haa leaned
a Call ' for - all warranto niTtofanilInf,
up to August 10, 1900rand same will
De paid upon presentation.
BrQWnavil lTh.Ore Ore nnn, t-nrn
- - - - uv. v . v UW TI .IT u
brass bands In Rmwnvilio a nenr
one has just been organized, known
as me .Brownsville independent band.
Glendale There have Wn 11 nsoaa
of smallpox. In and about this place,
uui uu ueatns as yet. several cases
are now in a very critical condition.
Goble The Hnhlo X, Mdiolom -Rail
way Company is operating six donkeys
at its Goble camps and expect to In
stall iour additional donkeys about
Lebanon Thn Rllentrie T.Io-ht ond
Water Company of Lebanon has let
J.1 . . a
me contract xor construction of a new
water tower. The tower will be thirty-
uve ieet mgn.
AthfnaA man optIvaiI at A 1,
. . ul abucua
on a new bicycle and was immediately
arresiea Dy request or .Pendleton au
thorities. Ha had atnlen the wheel
from a store at that place.
Medford A. rinnwep ltiitfliai. nf tUlr,
mace has been rnnvirted nf oalllno
diseased meat. His employes testi
fied that they had orders to kill any
sick animal that was likely to die.
Klamath Cantata n n Innknio
1 - w.
agent 'at Klamath Tndinn oiraiiKV fa
makinp nrrnifprncnta fnr aYtanDiva
improvements at the agency, for which
yiurisiuu was maae at tne last ses
sion of congress.
I nnP A wall is. hoino- eitnli- at Taha
near the depot for the Oregon Railroad
& Navigation Company. The road
will have its windmill above town
moved to the new well, the old being
insufficient to supply the engines with
water during the summer.
Wheat Walla Walla K7.. 'trail,
nominal; bluestem, 59c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $2 703 40 per
barrel; graham, $2 60.
Oats White, $1 25 per cental;
gray, $1 201 22 per cental.
Barley Feed, $16 50 17; brewing,
$16 5017 per ton.
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
ton. -
Hops 12 14c per pound; 1899 crop,
Wool Vallev. l&gtolAn: TCaatern fire.
gon, 912c; mohair, 202lc per
Butter Fancy creamery, 2022c;
dairy, 1518c; store, 1012o per
Eees Oreeran ranch 1!?(f?i13ln TIAf
5; hens, $56; dressed, ll12c per
DOUnd! ft nW Tip's tAft)K nof Arrran
Mr r ' - - 0t "iflf V V UVSlU J
ducks. SKffAfi (rpnea r7)Q mow aoah
turkeys, live, ll12c; dressed, 1314rf
per pouna. . -Cheese
Full cream,, twins, 13
- o 1 It. - A"
Potatoes 45 55c per sack. ...
Mutton l.Bmba 19.12. tq. nrainji
1 ifi- l t' uuu
grOSS: best 8hAATV welhara S- A-nAo
$4 50; dressed, 77Vic per pound.
nugs uross, neavy, $5 7a6; light,
$4 75 5; dressed, 7c per pound. . '
. veai Large, 77c per pound;
small, 8g9c per pound.
! Beef Gross, ton steers s?is ok-
cows and heifers, $4 504 75; dressed
beef, 784c per pound.
- In 1800 Sweden had a population of
2,360,000, and at tne present time, in
SDlte Of the lftlVA pmlmHnn .whlnh
has given 1,000,000 people to the
United States, the population is 6,-
But one person in alive whn sot
- ' uw DCI U
the house of p.nmmnnn vnon nnaan
Victoria came to the throne.: It is
Earl Fitzwllliam, who, when Viscount
Milton, was elected a few months
before William IV died. At the Dia
mond lubilee there were several sum.
vivors oi pre-Victorian parliaments,
Shipwrecked Men on Raft Forty Days
Two Out of Twelve Survive.
LONDON, April 9. The Singapore
correspondent of the Daily Express
wires a story of cannibalism at sea
brought to Singapore by two survivors
Of the Novo Rmtian harlr A nanl.
which was wrecked six days after
sailing irom manna, October 23 last.
The correspondent says:
"Thn RllrvivnrH .Tnhnann a Smn.
and Martlcornu, a Spaniard assert
mat tne Angola struck a reef. Two
rafts were built. The smaller, bear
ing five men, disappeared. The other,
with 12 men, drifted for 42 days. The
sailors ate barnacles, seaweed, and
finally their boots, and on the 25th
day two became insane and killed
themselves. On the 26th a Frenchman
killed the mate with an ax, drank his
blood and tried to eat his brains, but
was prevented by the others. Next
dav the Frenchman urns Viller? whlla
attempting to murder the captain. The
buxvivuib, an ui wiiom were now in
sane, ate the Frenchman's body. Can
nibalism continued until only Johnson
and Martlcornu remained. On the 42d
day the raft stranded on Subi, or Flat
island, In the Natuna group, north
west of Borneo. Johnson and Mar
tlcornu were awfully emaciated.
Friendly Malays sent them by junk to
Will Examine all Cattle Destined for
United States.
WASHINGTON, April 9 As a re
sult of negotiations between Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson and the Cana
dian minister of agriculture, an agree
ment has been reached between the
two administrations by which Canada
is to have a first-class veterinarian sta
tioned in England to test for tuber
culosis all British cattle shipped to
this country via Canada. The Cana
dian administration wanted cattle to
be admitted from Canada without tests
at the border by American experts.
The department at Washington would
not agree to this. Secretary Wilson
said, however, that if Canada would
send to England an agent who should
have sufficient expert knowledge of
the subject, the United States would
admit cattle upon his certificate that
the cattle had been tested and found
free of tuberculosis. This was agreed
to by the Canadian minister. It is
officially explained that about 10 per
cent of the livestock in the United
States and about 40 per cent in Great
Britain have tuberculosis. The cattle
on the continent of Europe are so dis
eased that this government will not
permit the admission of any animals
from there.
Collier Merrimac is Being Blown. Out
of the Way.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, April 9.-r-Fif-teen
hundred pounds of dynamite were
used yesterday afternoon in blowing
up the forward superstructure of the
sunken United States collier Merri
mac, which has long impeded the en
trance to the harbor. The explosion
was heard' plainly in the city, five
miles away. Divers immediately de
scended and found 40 feet' of clear
water over the forward portion xt the
wreck. Port Captain Irving will be
gin tomorrow to place mines aft, which
he expects to explode in a week, thus
completely clearing the harbor en
trance. Yesterday's incident " was highly
spectacular. Residents on Smith Key,
adjacent to the wreck, left the island,
fearing that their houses would be
demolished. The overlooking hills
were lined with people, , and large
numbers of pleasure seekers encircled
the wreck at a safe distance. When
the electric button was touchd a pyr
amid of water arose 40 feet, and the
surface was immediately covered with
wreckage and tons of dead fish. The
launches and yachts returned to the
city laden with souvenirs of the
Reduction of Money Order Rates.
Washington, April 8. In addition to
the arrangement with Canada, it is
expected that a reduction of postal
money order rates between the United
States and both the Philippines and
Cuba will be put in operation on July
15, next. The arrangement just signed
between the postal administrations of
the United States and Catfada will
take effect on that day, and negotia
tions are now in progress with the
Islands mentioned which are .expected
to be consummated in time for all
three arrangements to ' be effective
simultaneously. This means a reduc
tion on all money order business be
tween the United States, Canada, Cu
ba and the Philippines of from 1 per
cent, the international" rate which now
applies, to three-fourth of 1 per cent,
which is the domestic rate.
Fatal Train Wreck.
Kansas City, Mo., April 9. By the
derailing of the engine and a number
of empty freight cars being brought
into the city this evening on the Kan
sas City Suburban Belt Line railroad
line ,four members of the crew were
injured. William Prime, brakeman.
had his skull broken and eyes scalded.
He will die. The engine was demol
ished and 10 cars were reduced to
kindling wood.
Ten Fresh Cases of Plague. .
Cape Town, April 9. In the last 48
hours 10 fresh cases of bubonic plague
have been officially reported. Of these
four are Europeans, and the others col
ored persons. The corpse of a colored
person who died of the disease was
found today.
America Must Pay Higher Duties.
London, April 9. According to the
St. Petersburg correspondent of the
Daily Mail, import duties for Vladl
vostock have been raised on all Amer
ican iron, steel and machinery. .
No Verdict in Joinist Case.
Sallna, Kan., April 9. The first trial
of a joinist under the new Hurrell
law, passed by the last legislature,
which makes it a misdemeanor to be
found in- possession of spirituous
liquor, resulted in no verdict here late
last night, and the jury was - dis
charged. It was the case of Henry
Stevens and wife, whose place was
raided by the sheriff recently. " .The
passage of the law was a result of the
temperance crusade started by Mrs.
Carrie Nation,
Russia Will Not Leave Manchuria
Until She Sees Fit
Explanation of Her Attitude Is Satisfactory to
America, but Not to Japan Utter
Makes a Vigorous Protest
ST. PETERSBURG, April 8. The
Official Messenger today publishes a
detailed review of the negotiations
conducted by the allied powers with
the Chinese plenipotentiaries at Tien
Tsln and Pekin. and of the neefctia.
tions that led to the presentation of
the French draft of peace conditions
which consisted of 12 points, but
which are not yet concluded. The
Russian government then makes the
following statement:
"While anticipating an early settle
ment, oi tne questions anecting the
mutual relations between all the pow
ers and China, the Russian govern
ment, on Its part, considered it neces
sary to concern itself with the estab
lishment of a permanent order of
things in the Chinese territories along
the borders of which the T?
Asiatic possessions extend for a dis
tance oi euuu verets 15300 miles). To
this end, provisional written condi
tions lor a modus Vivendi were
agreed upon first between the Rus
aian Tnllitarv anthnritiea oTtA ViA rht
nese governors of three Manchurian
provinces, witn rererence to the in
stitution Of a lnoal rl-lHl arimiriiara.
tion subsequently, and after a careful
consideration oi an tne circumstances,
the Russian government drew up the
uraA oi a special agreement with
China nrovidiner for the errarinal eva.
uation of Manchuria, as well as for
tne adoption of provisional measures
to assure peace in that territory, and
to prevent the recurrence of events
similar to those of last year. Unfor
tunately, with the object of stirring
up public opinion against Russia,
alarmist rumors were circulated in
the foreign press regarding the pur
ptje and intentions of the Russian
government. Falsified texts of a
treaty establishing a protectorate over
Manchuria were, quoted, and erron
eous reports were designedly spread
oi an. . aiiegea agreement between
Russia and China. As a matter of
fact, this agreement was to serve as
a basis for the reatorntinn tr ntiino
as contemplated by the Russian gov
ernment oi Mancnuria, wmcn, m con
sequence of the alarming events of
iasu year, were occupiea Dy uussian
troops. In order that the requisite
military measures might be taken, it
was imperative that the question
should be settled one way or the other.
It was ImnnsKihle to lav Hnwn forth
with by .means of a mutual agreement
the conditions of the evacuation of
Manchuria. According to news re
ceived, serious hindrances were placed
in the wav of the ronolnsinn nf siioh
an agreement, and, in consequence, its
acceptance Dy Ljnma, wnicn was indis
pensable for the gradual evacuation of
the province, proved to be impossible.
"As regards the eventual restoration
of the province to China, it is man
ifest that such intention can only
be carried out when the normal sit
uation is comnletelv reatorAd to the
empire, and the central government
estaousnea at tne capital independent
and strong enough to guarantee Rus
sia against a recurrence of the events
of last year. While the Russian gov
ernment maintains its present organ
ization in Manchuria, to preserve
order in the vicinity of the broad
frontiers of Russia, and remains! faith.
ful to its original and oft-repeated po
litical programme, it will quietly await
tne further course of events."
Snow in the Mountains May Lead to
a Flood.
HAGERSTOWN, Md., April 8. This
section of the Cumberland valley is
Walled fn with nnnw Vi 1 r i nniraiv
mountain ranges north and south to a
depth of from three to five inches as
a result of the recent storm. The
rainfall wa.a' heavv r-aiieinir o anHan
rise In the Potomac river and other
streams. The Potomac is swollen
aDout six reet, and is still rising,
With AVerv in rl i pa t inn nf the craatv.
getting wild and doing damage. The
uauB.s ui iae unesapeaxe ana Unio
canal are being watched at points
where the river hnntids the tnwnalK
Other streams are nearly out of their
oanKS, DUt no damage is reported.
Reports from the famous South
Mountain nearh Kelt inri1
jury has been done to the early fruit
uy me ireezmg weatner. The early
buds had been forced almost open by
the 1 recent. - Warm weather anil the
sudden change with the temperature
lamng to ireezmg came at such a lime
as to do considerable injury. Up to
this time there was every prospect of
a large crop of peaches this summer.
Manila Harbor Improvements.
Washinetnn. Anril 8 TV, a rilvidnn
of insular affairs, war department.
nas receivea copies oT the specifica-
uuns ana Diue prints snowing the
DrOnOSAli Imnmvement nf 1ia n-f
Manila authorized by the Philippine
commission. Tne work includes about
150,000 cubic yards of riprap, 21,000
Cllhie Varfla nf rtnniA.& anA w.IxIIa
- - r VM. ... .JUV.l Wl.. CUU 1 uu U1C
masonry in breakwaters, about 5,000,-
uuu cumc yards of dredging and a pile
of bulkhead 4700 feet long. The
dredeine will he in mil rl aand anil
shells to a depth of 30 feet, the dredg
ing material to De used for reclaiming
To Provide for tne Indemnity.
Shanghai, April 8. The China as
sociation has cabled to London to pro
test against the proposal to pay the
Chinese indemnity by an increase of
the tariff. The association claims
that although such an increase Is pos
sibly practicable, it should remain for
future settlement, as an increased
tariff is calculated to deprive the com
mercial powers of means of redress
for treaty grievances, and is also det
rimental to the expansion of trade.
Makes Good Speed in Two Trials on
Puget Sound.
SEATTLE. Anrll 1ft The t..
boat destroyer Goldsborough, built by
yuiu. oc iwicner, oi Portland, was
given two of the first of her official
trial runs in Piie-et SmmH ni.
Point Saturday; one in the morning
and the other in, the afternoon. The
Official trial hnarH fnmnrioa.1 a T S
i v-.i.j.i i n n ij i I.ICU"
tenant Commanders G. H. Peters and
euimer. Lieutenants A. B. Wilson and
C. Offler; Assistant Naval Constructor
Adams, all nf tho KattiaoKin t .
Frederick Ballin, representing the
uuiiuius urin, ana several invited
guests of the builders, and the cor
respondent of the Telegram, were
aboard during the trial trips.
It was 9 o'clock In the morning
when the order was given to cast
away me snore line, and soon the lit
tie steel fiver awnnp- from y. -
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mgs and headed down the harbor for
Alkl Point. She made the trip over
at a comparatively slow speed. Thou
sands of spectators lined the wharves
the entire distance of the long water
ii'uul, ana watcnea tne pretty maneu
vers Of the destrnver and tfcov mit
nessed a fine sight, seldom seen in
these waters.
Arrived at Alkl Point
given to let her go full' speed ahead.
" oiiiuKe pourea from her two
large stacks in dense columns, as she
fairly flew thromrh the hi,,. .
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of the Sound, spurting the spray high
into the air from her bow. Over to
maguona Diun sne sped, like a race
horse, eager to win the highest tro
phies; circling around, she crossed
back on the course just traversed.
This was reneated fmi i
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trips. Arriving back at Alki Point,
where Puget Sound steamers make
their runs to the city from Tacoma,
she paused. a.a if tn..nattu h v.i
when the Flyer, the fastest steamer
uu me oouna, appeared. Still the
Goldsborough waited. The Flyer came
alongside, then passed on. The full
speed ahead signal was given, and
then a race such as was never before
witnessed on Puget Sound, began, the
distance to the city being three miles.
Faster and faster through the waters
sped the little steel destroyer, and it
occiiicu mai me x iyer naa suddenly
StOTmed ao slnw waa liar B-nnA
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pared to that of the Goldsborough.
The latter was at her dock and tied
tin before the PIvqf Kofi 1
city whistle. Probably never again
win mi gi-aiia ana majestic a sight
ue seen as mat race, ana tne immense
Crowds On the rinnlrct caama4 nn
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preciate It, for as the Goldsborough
drew near to her wharf, she was greet
ed with tremendous shouts from a
thousand and more throats. At noon
the party went to the Butler cafe,
where they were given a banquet by
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Destroyer Built by Union
vyotks i-ans.
tarV T ,Dn P- waa infnrmed lnln !.a4
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the torpedo-boat destroyer Perry, built
by the Union Iron Works, of San Fran-
viiauu, iauea to meet contract speed
requirements on her official trial.
Under the contract the voceai -arao
quired to develop a speed of 29 knots
an uuur, uuc me nest sne coma ao on
her trial run was 28.2 knots an hour.
The action of the department has not
yet been determined, but the vessel
probably will be accepted, subject to
a slight deduction from the contract
Much Mail Prnm Mnm.
Seattle, April 10. United States
mail from Teller City, within the
circle of the Arctic, Sinrock, Nome,
St. Michael and all of the principal
points along the Tukon, from its
mouth to White Horse, arrived in this
city today, on board the steamer City
of Seattle. It is the third Nome mail
received ainOA the nlnca nf Hnli.ina
sea navigation. There were probably
auuu nome letters oi aate as late as
January 15. From the stamping the
carriers did not. leave st MiVhaoi
until eight days subsequent to their
lepanure irom name, numerous St.
IVTfchael letters were cramned Tam.
ary 23. The Nome mail which was
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tanicu in a siugie poucn, contained
letters posted for every principal city
in the United Sfateo and Canada
while not a few are addressed to Eu
ropean cities.
An Incendiary Fire.
St. Louis, April 10. It is believed
that the fire yesterday which caused
the destruction of a grain elevator
owned by the St. Louis Elevator &
Storage Company, was of incendiary
origin. Several boys whom the watch
man just previous to his discovery of
the fire had ordered from the premises
are thought to be guilty. The fire
started in the oil room.
Major Taylor in Paris.
Paris, April 10. Major Taylor, the
American cyclist, will make his first
appearance on a European track this
afternoon, when he starts in a mile
open event. Taylor's European tour
is under the management of Robert
Coquelle, the Paris cycling promoter.
One of the stipulations in the colored
lad's contract is that he shall not be
required to ride Sundays.
Southern Pacific Firemen Meet Death
in Smash-Up.
OGDEN, Utah, April 10. West
bound Southern Pacific passenger No.
1 was wrecked at Moore's Hill, near
Wells, Nev., last night. Fireman
Hickman, of Ogden, and Fireman Lo-
der, of Wells, were killed, and En
gineers Warner, of Wells, and Bride,
of Ogden, were seriously but not fa
tally injured. A broken truck caused
half the train to leave the track, the
two mail cars catching fire,' cremating
Hickman. Engineers Warner and
Bride were badly scalded. The mall
cars were entirely consumed.
Epworth ' League Tourists.
Indianapolis, April "10. The In
diana Epworth League is the first to
make official arrangements- for the
trip to San Francisco for the Inter
national convention in July. North
era Indiana will rendezvous at Chi-,
cago, leaving there July 9; Central
Indiana will meet at . Bloomington,
111., and Southern Indiana at St. Louis,
all leaving the same day and meeting
at Kansas City. Sunday, July 14,
will be spent at Salt Lake City. This
state will send a delegation of 600 to
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Serious Uprising in the Interior
General Tung Fu Sian. Commander of the '
Northern Armies, is at the Head
of the Movement
PEKIN, April 10. The rumors'
which have been current during the
past few days of the outbreak of a
rebellion, headed by General Tung Fu
faian, the ex-commander of the North
ern army, in the provinces of Mon
golia and Shen-Si, have been abso
lutely authenticated.
LI Hung Chang and Prince Chine ;
have received information on the
subject which, though indefinite, still
proves that the court is seriously
General Fu Sian was, according to
last accounts, about 150 miles from
the court with 11,000 regular troops,
all supposed to be devoted to himself
The court has about the same number
of soldiers at Singan Fu, but it is
probable that the troops of Tung Fu
Sian are better drilled and better
armed. It is believed that the Mon
golian rebellion was brought about
through the agents of Prince Tuan
and General Tung Fu Sian. Li Hung
Chang thinks there are about 5000
regular troops in Mongolia, and in
clines to the belief that they have
not joined in the rebellion. He does
not think the court is in any danger,
and thinks the object of Prince Tuan
(who was last reported at Ning Hsu
Sian with 10,000 men prepared to re
sist arrest) and General Tung Fu Sian
is to create a diversion of interest in
order to force unconditional protec
tion of themselves.
Unofficial Chinamen of intelligence
regard the rising as most unfortunate
at the present time to the interests of i
China, and as of possibly meaning the
use of foreign troops to protect even ;
the court itself. The ministers of the :
powers do not think that, provided ;
foreign interests do not suffer, any
present interference is likely. If the
dynasty should be overthrown, it
would, to a certain extent, delay the
peace negotiations, but they consider
that a regime not bound by traditions
like those of the present court prob
ably would be much easier to deal
with eventually, as the ceremotfial
could be much curtailed.
Prince Ching, who, as a relative,
may be considered to take the court
view of the situation, thinks the re
bellion is a storm in a teapot. He
says the present court is loved and
esteemed by nine-tenths of the pop-'
ulation of China, and that the same
proportion of able-bodied men in
China would rise to protect the ex
isting dynasty. The empress dow
ager, as .the adviser of the emperor,
holds the affections of the people, not
dreamt of and not understood by for
eigners. Her slightest wish is the em
peror's law, though he is by no means
a figurehead, as the foreign powers
frequently suppose. The emperor rec
ognizes her ability, invaluable aid
and advice.
The remaining bodies of Americans
were shipped homeward this .morn
ing. They now number 54, and will
leave on board the transport Egbert
tomorrow. The Egbert will also take
27 military prisoners, a number of
sick men, the discharged soldiers, the
teamsters and other civilians em
According to expert opinion, China
would be able to pay from 20,000,000
to 30,0.00,000 without crippling her
financial resources, while the amounts
which the powers at present demand
range from 80,000,000 to 100,00,
English Girls Apply by Hundreds for
the Opportunity.
NEW YORK, April 10. A rather un
expected result has followed Mr.
Chamberlain's recent speech in sup
port of the scheme for sending women
out to South Africa, at the conclusion
of the war, says the London corre
spondent of the Tribune. An enor
mous number of letters has been re
ceived from women eager to emigrate
and reluctant to wait until hostilities
are ended. One woman who wrote
direct to Lord Salisbury said she was
prepared to go out at once with her
mother and sisters, but she Indicates
no particular sphere of usefulness.
Another wrote to the colonial office
in behalf of herself and a few other
"first-class lady barbers." Naturally,
the colonial office authorities are do
ing their utmost to discourage appli
cations from women other than those
who are self-dependent, and girls of
the servant type are urgently advised
not to go at all. It is very doubtful
whether there will be any openings
for them, and the public funds cannot
be used for the purpose of granting
free passages to the Cape.
Flood Scare is Over.
Boston, April 10. The flood scare
all over New England, due to rising
waters from five days of heavy rains,
has died out, and tonight the reports
indicated that a change for the bet
ter would come before daylight. The
losses will be heavy, no doubt, but
nothing to be compared to the fresh
ets of recent springs. The reason is
obvious to people in Southern New
England, for the early spring left
the ground open for a good soaking,
and this natural absorption of the
rain is taking care of much of the
water, while the great surplus of the
overflow, being unimpeded by ice, is
rushing forward.
In Charge of Colorado Fuel & Iron.
Denver, April 10. The : statement
was made today on what is said to
be the highest authority that John
W. Gates, chairman of the American
Steel & Wire Company;-John Lam
bert, ex-president of that company,
and I. L. Wood, ex-second vice-president,
have secured control of the Col
orado Fuel, & Iron Company by recent
purchases of stock, and will at once
double the capacity of 'the Pueblo
plant, adding tin and wire mills and
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