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Consolidated Feb. 1899.
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COBVAIiLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 22.
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EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
OF THE WORLD.
Comprehensive Review of the lmporwt
Happenings of the Past Week Prese id
in a Condensed T-orm Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Mrs. McKinley continues tv im
prove slowly. ' - :
Carnegie gave 2,000,000 to Scotch
The Ohio congressional party is in
Oregon on their trip home. j
In a second trial race Shamrock II
lieat Shamrock I one minute.
, President McKinley reviewed the
school children of San Francisco.
Tlic University of Oregon defeated
the University of Washington in ath
letics. - ' v.y v-
An extra session of the Hawaiian
legislature cut the salaries of a great
many of the officials. , ;. ..
The Pan-American exposition has
been dedicated. Vice President
Roosevelt made the address of the
day. - " ' '
An American company has con
cluded arrangements with the Mexi
can government for the construction
of a new railroad in Yucatan, Mexico.
; A body of . Filipino rebels under'
Angells attacked a detachment of
American troops, killing two soldiers
and one native scout and taking one
soldier prisoner. ' ' . - ,
A ; New York syndicate has been
formed for the . purpose of securing
the trade of the Orient. Manzanillo,
.on the southwest coast of Mexico,
wilf be. developed, as the chief port.
The general strike of ; the employee
in the machinery and . allied metal
trades throughout the country to en
force the nine hour day, with .an in
crease in :,wages, - was estimated to
effect at least 150,000 men, but many
employers signed the scale at the last
moment, thus reducing the number
. King Alexander of Servia will not
abdicate. " .'
The Albany, N. Y., street car strike
has been settled.
.. King Edward has ordered many
reforms at Windsor. -
, .-Xawson's yacht Independence ie
Ijeing hurried to completion.
'(.JSermany, is much afraid of Amer
icans commercial supremacy, t. ;
"Turkey refuses to permit the entry
6f 'typewriters into that country. .
The, battle ship Ohio was launched
at Sari Francisco in the presence oi
""A fund is being raised for the de
struction of sea lions at the mouth
of the Columbia river. -
The . 'president told Governor Geei
that he , might visit Oregon before
the expiration of his term,
- The Union Pacific now controls
the railroad situation from the Mis
souri river to the Pacific coast. -
'Mi.."JHcKinley is now able to sit
up. No 'date has yet been fixed for
the return of the - presidential party
to Washington. - . r ; "
Orders have been issued for a strike
of fifty thousand machinists through
out the country. - A prolonged stjHig-
gle ? is expected in the Pacific coast
Peace reigns in the southern Phil
'tC-ivJn officers have been appointed
in Alhay province.
' A transport line may be established
via the Suez canal.
An Ohio river boat was burned.
Two lives were lost.
- Three hundred firms have signed
the agreement with machinists.
Ten cars were wrecked on a branch
of the Southern Pacific near Albany,
Nine miners are dead and three
fatally injured from an explosion in a
West Virginia coal mine.
The Chilean government has waived
its objection . to the Pan-American
congress to be held in Mexico.
' President McKinley has given up
his tour to the Norhtwest on account
of his wifes' illness. Her condition
is considered serious.
The Shamroek II will be partially
remodeled.' " ' ' -
The Alaskan, the largest merchant
setamship ever built on the Pacific
coast, has been launched at the Union
Works, at San Francisco.
The governor of New York' has
ordered 2,200 soldiers to Albany.. All
. efforts to settle trouble between, strik
ers and employers has thus far failed.
Although reports - coming from
!-outh Africa are very meager, the in
dications are that the Boers are rapid
. ly breaking down, owing to- cold and
lack of provisions. , -
The congressional appropriation of
$3,000,000 for the extension of the
rural delivery postal service becomes
available in three months. .. .
The Boman Catholic archbishop of
Montreal has forbidden . the members
of that church from countenancing
cremation in any way.
. The public printer of Minnesota
beat all records by issuing the laws
passed by the recent legislature with
in two days after adjournment.
No Doubt About It, Syat Phy.ican Who Made
Seattle. Mav 20. Following " urn
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private advices received by mail from
Sitka, Alaska, dated May 11: :
Doctors Moore of Skagway, and
Linhart, of Juneau, have been inves
tigatine the small nox enirlemic at
this place, and the former says there
! 1 . . . . . -
is no aouoD oi tne prevalence of the
disease, despite reports to the - con
trary, me doctors visited all the in
fected districts, and th Tndinn mnph.
Russian town and the Indian mis
sion. Dr. Moore was outspoken re
garding existing conditions. He said
mere can De no question of the seri
ousness of the situation. Small pox,
eenerallv in a, mild form in nrpval-
yj . , X -
ent, and owing to the uncleanly con
dition oi tne ranch, combating the
sickness will be a difficult matter. -In
Hussion town there were hut. twn
cases, one serious. At the mission
mere were found over 30 children suf
fering from small pox. They have
been treated in the hospital which is
located considerable distance from the
dormatories. Up to the present time
there have been seven fatilities, all
confined to the Indians A rigid
quarantine has been placed on the
ranch, Indian policemen guarding all
entrances to the infected quarters.
Guards have kept visitors from the
homes of the two Kussians who are
sick. . : '''- : '4
VICTIMS OF CANIBALS.
Particulars of the Murder of Missionaries in
"-.' ; New .Guinea. . :, . -;
-Vancouver, B. C. May 20. Details
have been brought by the steamer
Moana from Sydney of the massacre
of the : missionary party in - New
Guiena. : The report to the govern
ment resident of Thursday -island is
is follows : ' -'
"The-crew of the Dido report the
murder of. the Eev. - James Chalmers
and Eev. Oliver Tomkins, of the
London Missionary Society, by New
Guiena natives at Debe, near the
mouth of the Fly river. It seems
they went ashore after friendly na
tives had warned them that a . tribal
war was in progress, and that their
lives would be endangered. Despite
this warning the missionaries, with
six native converts, went - ashore and
attempted to-hold a religious service.
The natives blamed the missionaries
for a reverse in battle, and killed the
two white men and all their' school
boys. Part of their bodies were
afterwards devoured by the cannibal
natives. The captain of the mission
ary schooner Niue, from his vessel, saw
the bodies lying oh the. beach with
their heads cut off, but lie was afraid
toland. - This report of the Dido's
Crew has been counfirmed . by a well
known native missionary named Isai.
WON T JOIN THE COMbInE.
Alaska Packers Assocation Will Stay Out o!
the Salmon Trust. -
. San Francisco, May 20. The big
salmon combine is off, so far as the
Alaska Packers' Association is con
cerned. -After days of : negotiations
between the promoters of the Pacific
Packing & Navigation Company and
the association's officers, a halt was
called. President Fortman and Vice
President Hirsch of the Alaska Pack
ers' Association, say that' they have
refused to sell to the promoters except
for cash, and that not - being offered
they terminated the negotiations. T.
B. McGovern, one of the promoters,
in an interview, said: - ,V . -
"We shall put this combine through
without the Alaska Packers' " Associa
tion. " We had figured that with the
options we have, if we could secure
the association, we would : control
practically - all the salmon in the
world. - There are, roughly speaking,
3,200,000 cases 'of salmon packed
every year. Of this total the Alaska
people put out about 1,000, 000 cases."
Leagalty of the Blacklist.
Chicago, May 20. Judge Baker
has decided that it is . legal for em
ployers to maintain a blacklist. The
plaintiff was a,labeler and can painter
in the employ of- the Libby Packing
company and in February, in company
with a number of other young women.
went on strike because of repeated re-
ducrtions in wages. Later the women
tried to obtain work with other firms,
but their applications were rejected
on account of their having been strik
ers. - Miss Condon brought suit as- a
test, and the court ruled that the var
ious firms had a right to take pretect
ive measures against persons who had
quit the employment of other firms
without valid reasons. -
. , Conger Favors Ship Subsidy.
: New York, May 20. Edwin H
Conger, minister to China, was the
guest of honor at the third annual
banquet of the - American; " Asiatic
Association, given . at Delmonico's
In his - address he dwelt upon; the
great possibilities in "China, " advo-
catea jne. Buosiaizing , oi American
ships as a patriotic , measure, and re
gretted that ' our . new possessions in
the Pacific were not connected by
American cables. ,
1 - Refused Medical Aid. . .
Chicago,' May . 20. After lingering
iz days, during which time she suffer
ed much pain, Mrs. Josephine Chris-
tensen, wife of Louie Christensen.
both "Dowieites," and who with her
2-year old baby was frightfully burned
in the Marquette avenue fire in South
Chicago the morning of May 5, died
last night. Mrs. Christensen refused
medical aid to the last, and was' the
only one of those injured in the fire
who died. - .
DtV.Ml.KUA A I
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A . Brief Review of of the
Growth and ImprovemeuU of the Many
Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com.
- monwealth Latest Market Report
The cost of repairing the Albany
bridge amounted to fl, 837.57. .
The new ice plant at' Baker City
will be in operation by July 1. "
The annual meeting and barbecue
of Wheeler County Pioneers will be
held at Eichmond on June 12 and 13.
The advance in the price of pota
toes has caused the planting of more
potatoes than ever before in the vicin
ity of La Grande. ; '--.
The Albany council has resolved to
turn over the bridge across the Wil
lamette at that place to Linn and
Benton counties or to Linn county,
when the city shall be reimbursed for
the recent improvements. -
A rural mail delivery route . from
Eugene will be recommended to the
postal deparrtment. - The route will
be as follows: From Eugene north
on river road to the Miller fruit dryer
and return to Santa Clara school
house, thence . west to Irving road,
thence southeast to Siuslaw stage
road, thence west . to Kemp school
house thence south to foot hills by
way of Martin brick" yard and return
to Eugene via Hawkins road. - The
trip will be made six times - a week.
Service will not be established before
Bear creek cattlemen shipped from
Pendleton 110 head of cattle to Puget
The annual field day athletic con
tests of the Pendleton public schools
will take place May 27.
Henry Brune from Eockland. sold
30 sheared yearling wethers at The
Dalles for $3.10 a head
A bridge has been completed across
the Sandy river near Leona. ; It is
233 feet long and 16 feet wide. '., :;
. It is reported that : the Golconda
mine, situated in Williams creek dis
trict,, has been sold for a good figure.
Jack Gordon and Pete. Gagnon ' recently-
sold .; several quartz mining
claims in the Greenhorn mountains to
Gibb Leavitt for $3,000.
Eecently a piece of quartz weigh
ing 25 pounds was picked Tip at the
Mule Gulch placer mine, near An
toine. It is estimated to be worth
A clean up from 100 tons of Mam
moth mine ore treated at the Virtue
mill was taken to Baker . City last
week.; The clean up amounted to
$l,100--two bars, one of the value of
$800 and another of $300, an average
of $11 to the ton. - v :
The North Powder Irrigation Com
pany, which recently purchased the
big Grayson ditch, south east of Baker
City, has comple'ted surveys for the
extension of the ditch into the lower
valley. The work of construction of
the ditch will begin this week. -
Wheat Walla Walla, 60c.-; val
ley, - nominal; biuestem, 6162c,
per bushel. . -
Flour Best grades, $2.903.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60. -
Oats White,$1.351.40 per cental ;
gray, $1.301.32 per cental.
Bailey Feed, $17 (17.50; brewing,
$1717.50 per ton. . . ' .
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, ' $20.00; chop,
Hav Timothv. $12.5014 : plover
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67
Hops 12a 14c. per lb.
Wool Valley, ll13c ; Eastern
Oregon, 710c; . mohair, 2021c.
per pound. .. - . - - ... ..
Butter Faiicy creamery, - 15
17c.; dairy, 1314c.i store, 11
12 c. per pound. . . -
- Eggs Oregon ranch, 1212c.
per dozen. - ' -
Cheese Full cream, twins, . 13
13&c. ; Young America, 1314c.
per pound. . - -
hens, $45.00; dressed, ll12c. per
pound; springs, - $3 5 per dozen;
ducks, $5 6; geese, $67 ; - turkeys,
live, 1012c ; dressed, 1416c. per
Potatoes Old, $11.15 per sack;
new, 22)c. per pound. . . -
Mutton . Lambs 45c. per
pound gross; best sheep, wethers,
with wool. $4.254.50; dressed, 67c
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
light, $4.755; dressed," 77c. per
pound. - .
Veal Large, 67c. per pound;
small, 78c. per pound...
; Beef Gross, top steers, $55.25 ;
cows and heifers, $4.50 4. 75 ; dressed
oeef, 88c; per pound .
A telegram of 12 words is sent to
iny part of New Zealand by simply
affixing to it a 6d stamp 12 cents.
Improvements already authorized
or contemplated in New York city
will cost, thr tremendous sum of
The United States leads all other
nations in the matter of fruit - grow
ing. Strawberries were valued at
$80,000,000 last year and grapes at
LAUNCHING OF THE OHIO
The Big I4.000.Ton Hull Slid Into the Bay
; . With Perfect Success.
San Francisco, May 20. On a plat
form, decorated with the national
colors, which had been built around
the prow of the big battleship Ohio at
the Union Iron Works, in this city
Saturday, were gathered the presi
dent , and members of the cabinet,
Governor Nasli, of Ohio ; Miss Desh
ler, his niece, who was to christen
the ship; Miss Barber, who was to
act for Mrs. McKinley, and many
uniformed officers of the army and
navy waiting for the signal to start
the big iron monster down the ways
into San Francisco bay. - Miss Barber,
with her finger on the button, was
looking intently at the indicator.
At 12 :22, two and a half minutes
before the tide was at its highest, the
time set for the launching, there sud- j
denly shot into the face of the indi
cator the word "ready. " Miss Barber i
pressed the button: The last block
fell away. At the same time, Miss
Deshler, a young lady of 17 years, let
go the bottle of champagne suspended
at the side of. the bow by a red, white
and blue ribbon, ' and as it crashed
against the side she uttered ' he
words, "I christen thee Ohio. V. -
Eeleased from its bonds the heavy
hull of 14,000 tons of steel went plow
ing through the thick grease .'of its
cradle.,, .Slowly at first, then faster
and fastershe slid down the ways,
taking the flood majestically and pil-,
ing up the water in great waves in
front of her. , The band" crashed,
whistles blew, and the - multitude
shouted. "No ship ever . given -to the
American navy has taken her initial
plunge into the sea under more favor
able auspices or in the ; presence of a
more distinguished company. .- .
The workirjgmen of the ship yard,
whom President McKinley addressed,
presented him ; with a plate of burn
ished gold five. . by 'five inches in di
mensions, surmounted by the ' ea gle
and shield of the American seal.' The
Bhield in the center is of ' California-gold-bearing
quartz and is flanked on
either side by the American and
California republic ' flags. At one
corner of the plate is the seal of Cali
fornia and at the , other the seal of
Ohio.- In the center is a miniature
of the battleship Ohio and the follow
ing inscription : - -.. ,
"To commemorate the launching
of, the United States . battleship Ohio.
Presented to Hon. William McKinley,
president ol the United States, by the
employes of the Union Iron Works,
San Francisco, California. " - ;
The decorations around the border
of the "plate; are. of oak leaves, inter
twined with California poppies.
THE CRISIS IS PASSED.
Mrs. McKinley Was Able to Sit tIp-.No Defi
nite Date Fixed for the Start Home..
San Francisco, May 20. Mrsv Mo-Kinley's-
condition was so far im
proved yesterday evening that she
was able to sit up for a while. This
welcome- -news was given out shortly
after 5 o'clock . - -
There were many callers at the
Scott residence yesterday. There wae
a general feeling that, the crisis had
been ' passed, and that Mrs. McKin
ley would - continue to gain in
strength. No. . definite -date has yet
been decided upon as : to when the
president will start for the national
capital, - but it' is : hoped that Mrs.
McKinley will be able to travel with
in a few days. - .
. President McKinley is in receipt of
cablegrams from the king and queen
of. England, President i Loubet of
France, and many, other European
potentates,-: inquiring as to Mrs. Mc
Kinley 's condition." : .
Among the callers on the president
was Calvin S. Titus, the first Ameri
can soldier to 5 mount the walls of
Pekin, who returned with ; the trans
port Sheridan, just arrived.
ANOTHER PROVINCE CLEARED
Admiral Kempff Reports the Surrender of the
Insurgent Mascardo and His Force. :-
7 Washington, May 21. The navy
department has received the following
cablegram -from 'Admiral Kempff at
Cavito:. ' '. ' '" - '- - .
"Captain-Owen advises that. 'the
Urdanetta and Gardoquif received on
board May , 17 General Mascardo, 20
officers, 184 men, 266 rifles, at Binong
bay and Morong. They are now in
arsenal bound for Marciso, where the
majority desire1 to surrender to the
army. Others surrendered to Draper,
marine officer at Olongapo. This is
the last insurgent force inZambales
province. Gunboats resumed survey
work. " , '
Dangerous Derelicts Reported. . -
- New York - May 21.- Two liners
which came into"Jort today, reported
they passed dangerous - derelicts.
which,, if met with in the night time,
W17U1U liCtbOUilJ XICV Y O 1C3U1LCU' 111 U1&-
aster. . These wrecks are drifting in
the ocean lanes, which are now being
daily traversed by liners."; The gov
ernment - will ' be asked to send out
one of the small: gunboats to hunt
for and destroy the derelicts, -
r : Wrecked by a Washout v -
Ellis, Kan., May 20. Union Pa
cific west-bound freight train No. 11
was wrecked by a washed out bridge
three miles west . of Sharon. Springs
Early this morning. - Both the en:
gineer and fireman were" instantlj
killed. Two trackwalkers who were
at the bridge have disappeared and it
j is believed they lost their lives. The
i engine and several cars went into th(
river, the engine and one car of cattle
j being entirely submerged.
MRS. GAGE IS DEAD
AFTER NINE WEEKS'- STRUGGLE
-WITH HEART "TROUBLE.
Wife of Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J.
Cage Heart Trouble was the Result of
Severe Attack of Grip Mrs. McKinley is
Slightly Improved, but by no Means Out
Washington. May 18. Mrs. Lvman
J. Gage, Wife of the secretary of the
treasury, died at -her residence, 1715
Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, at
9:30 o'clock last night, after an ill
ness of nine weeks duration. W ith
her when the end came were . her hus
band, her married daughter, and the
attending physician. For- a time
before her death Mrs. Gage suffered
much pain, but she maintained her
bright and cheerful demeanor and
was conscious to the last. - Heart
trouble, the result of grip complica
tions, was the immediate cause of
A DAY OF IMPROVEMENT.
Mrs. McKinley Was Better, but the Crisis Is
. Not Passed.
San Francisco, May 17. President
McKinley (described the marked im
provement in Mrs. McKinley's condi
tion today as a transformation. But
perhaps - even - the president of the
United States may overstate the case
in his elation at the prospect of his
wife's recovery. : Certain it is, how
ever; that Mrs. McKinley's condition
last night improved to an extent that
fairly nonplused -the doctors, bright
ened the anxious and devoted hus
band and filled the city with joy and
thanksgiving..: The sinking spell that
was feared ; in the early hours before
dawn, when the tide flows out and
the vitality of the world is at lowest
ebb, did : not come. There was a
Blight tendency in that direction, but
that was all. " -
But it must not be assumed from
all ; this that . Mrs. McKinley has
passed the crisis and is out of danger.
The elation of today may have been
only the crest of the wave after the
trough - of the sea. Mrs. McKinley
Is still dangerously illr and it will be
at least 48 hours before it will be safe
to 'say-' the crisis has leen passed.
Her vitality is so . low und r she is so
weak that a change for tire worse
would not be unexpected at any mo
ment, and it is feared that she wcfuld
not have - the reserve strength to
weather another, sinking spell : such
as she experienced yesterday morn
ihg. ' Her mind was clear during : her
waking moments. t:- -;.'r -r---
Telegrams continue to pour in from
all parts of the country eageily asking
for news , from the sickroom, and to
day the president received many mes
sages congratulating : him upon the
reports of the improvement in Mrs.
McKinley's condition. ' All the for
eign ambassadors " and ' ministers at
Washington have - sent messages of
sympathy, doubtless by direction ; of
the governments they represent, i -.-;
The launching of the Ohio tomor
row was to have been a notable occa
sion. Great . preparations had ; been
made and an - elaborate programme
had been planned. : - Much of the pro
gramme, however, - will now be Cur
tailed. Miss Barber, & niece of i Mrs.
McKinley, in the absence of the mis
tress of the White House, will press
the electric button which, will sever
the cord which holds the last stay,
and: as the ship begins to glide down
the ways Miss Helen Deshler, a rela
tive of Governor Nash,- will christen
the ship with.a bottle of champagne.
' TUBERCULOSIS CONGRESS.
Assertion That Are No Infectious, - Diseases
Created a Sansation.
New York, -May 207 The Ameri
can congress of Tuberciulosis and the
Madico society opened the second day
of their joint session with the reading
of a number of addresses on topics
connected with the general subject of
tuberculosis. '-. j .,
: During the afternoon session one
prominient physician read a . paper in
which he denied that there were any
infectious diseases; smallpox was not
contagious and certainly not tubercu
losis. . He argued that the real cause
of the spread of diseasae was not in
fection, but fear, and scored the doctors.-
It was announced that ' a ' free
annex for consumptives would soon
be opened at the Home for incura
bles in this city.
:. " The Father Riegel Murder Case- '
Philadelphia, May- 20. The jury
in the case of Jacob Wynn, charged
with the murder of Eev, Father Eiegel
brought, in a verdict of . murder in the
second degree. Father Eiegel,' who
had charge of the Catholic church "at
Cheltenham, Pa., was found dead on
a doorstep in the tenderloin district.
Death Was due to "knockout drops."
Wynn and ; eight others who hall
been drinking with the priest were
indicted.. It was testified that Wynn
bought the poison and placed it in
Father Kiegel's glass of beer. :
Edwin F. Uhl Dead.
:- Grand Eapids, ' Mich., May 18.
Hon. EdwinvF. Uhl, ex-assistant sec
retary of state and -ambassador to
Germany, under the, Cleveland ad
ministration, died shortly after noon
yesterday. He had been ill nearly
a year, suffering from a complication
of diseases, among them Bright 's dis
ease. - '
Ed tin F. Uhl was born in 1841
near Avon Springs, X. Y.
Arrangements Finished for Exercises at Glad,
stone Park. " .
Oregon City May 22. Ararnge
ments have been completed for the ex
ercises at Gladstone Park, July 3-13.
Thomas J. Morgan, ol New York city,
will be the orator on the Fourth of
July, and will later give a lecture on
the "Negro Problem." - Others who
will deliver two lectures are Dr.
Chalres Bayard Mitchell, of the Hen
nepin avenue Methodist Episcopal
church of Minneapolis; Dr. J. M.
Bashford president of the Ohio Wes
lyan university. Lectures will be de
livered by Dr. Alexander Blackburn
of Portland and Dr. A. J. Frost of Los
Angeles. The Parke Sisters of New
York city will give two instrumental
concerts and Polk Miller will give two
evenings of entertainment on "South
ern Life." . ..
'Musical concerts will be under the
direction of Prof. Boyer and the Che
mawa Indian band will give daily
programmes. The class instruction
will be a special feature and the in
structors will be the same as last year
except that Miss May Neal, of North
west University, Chicago, will have
charge of reading and elocution, and
Prof. J. Ivey, of Los Angeles,- will
have charge of the art classes.
RICH HAY DISTRICT.
Meadow Lands in Idaho Which Produce Heavy
Washington, May 21. A report
has been received.by the department
of agriculture from a special . statis
tical agent who has recently traversed
the great hay district of Northern
Idaho- - Along the St. Joseph and
the St. Mary's rivers, and subject to
overflow during the spring, are thous
ands of acres of rich meadow lands
which produce heavy yields of wild
hay. Timothy, where sown, will
yield from two to three tons per acre.
In the Indian reservation the land is
practically given over ; to wild hay,
but elsewhere timothy is usually
cultivated. Farmers near the navi
gable parts of the rivers bale their
hay and ship it down the stream to
the . markets of the river or lake
towns. The larger part, however,
of the hay raised in the district is de
voted to stock : feeding, a thriving
, Much of : this district is heavily
timbered, the principal varieties be
ing white pine, red fir, cedar, yellow
pine and tamarac. Timber cutting
is carried on extensively and the
cleared ; lands converted into farms.
Strawberries are a profitable crop.
High prices are obtainable because
berries from this district come upon
the v market a week after those from
other sections are spent. .
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.
Clouds in the Sky Interfered With the Ob
sevatories. - San Francisco, May 22. A cable
gram received from Padang, Sumatra,
from Professor CD. Perirne, in charge
of the Crocker eclipse expedition from
the Lick observatory, stated that the
sky was partially clouded at the time
of the eclipse. The programme was
considerably interferred with, . but it
is hoped that results of value have
been secured on a part of the pro
gramme. The form of the corona
was similar to that observed at the
eclipses of 1898 and 1900 in that the
equatorial extensions of the corona
were prominent. The sky was con
siderable darker than on the occasion
of the eclipse last year, but still was
hardly so dark as expected. De
tailed results of the expedition will
be cabled as far as possible in two or
three days after' the : photographic
plates have been developed. The
health- of all the members of the ex
pedition is very good. -
WITHDRAWAL OF AMERICANS.
General Chaffe Issues an Order Ending . the
'' Pekin, May 22. General Chaffee at
midnight last night issued a farewell
oraer terminating tne American reliei
expedition in China. The American
troorts will hoard r.hft t.rfl.nnTwvrt.a Wml.
nesday at Taku ' and Thursday will
leave uireci ior Aianna. ; - - -M.
Pichon, the; French V minister,
left here' for home this morning. -A
meeting of the foreign ministers
will be held tomorrow, but it is not
likelv that much will hp. uvnmnKjili.
ed, as some of the ministers have not
yei received instructions trom their
Remey Goes to Auckland
Washington, May 2L A cablegram
received from Admiral Eemey at the
navy department announces that he
will leave Melbourne next Sunday
for Auckland, N. Z where the
Brooklyn goes at the invitation of the
Japan's New War Loan.
Yokohama, May 21. The eovern'
ment has announced the issue of
6,000,000 yen in exchequer bills at
114 per cent, repayable in six months.
to defray the expenses of the China
campaign. . .
The Concord Orderd to Alaska.
- Washington, May 21. The navy
department has ordered the gunboat
Concord, now on the Asiatic station,
to proceed to this country for duty in
Alaska. She will assist in the strict
enforcement of the liquor laws of the
gold country. - -
T Newfoundland Seal Fishery
The Newfoundland seal fishery this
year will be one of the most successful
in years. -
THE STRIKE IS OX
FIFTY THOUSAND MACHINISTS
QUIT WORK YESTERDAY.
Machine Shops Are Tied Up From Atlantic to
Pacific Strike Does Not Include Men In
Employ of Government Allied Trades In
Sympathy, and Some Have Already Cone
V Out With Machinists.
Washington. Mair 9.1 '. a
d t j yj j a i
mately 50,000 machinists through
out the country struck yesterday for
a nine-hour day,- a scale of wages
eaual to the nrrount. 1a.hnn
scale, and other demands. This is a
rougn estimate of President O'Con
nell, of the national association of
machinists, based on telegraphic ad
vices inai nave reached him today
from the machinists
the various cities. The strike thus
lar has "hot extended to the allied
as at Scran ton, Pa., where men in a
part oi tne allied trades are out. "No
machinists engaged in government
work are affected This is due to the
fact that on such work an piorVit-nom.
day schedule already prevails.
ttaiiroaa machinists, as a rule, are
not engaged in the strke, though the
men on several roads are out.
Mr. O'Connell said last night that
un to 5 o'clock renorts show that. Qfll
firms, employing approximately 30,
000 J " --"-3 -.--v lgVVI4Ilyll vo JM.
the nine hour day or made satisfactory
arrangements with the local organiza
" The Strike at San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 21 Sixty five
hundred union mach
iron trade workers affiliated with them .
quit work in this city yesterday. It
is eipeciea mat aDout l.UUO more
men will ioin the strilrn imn a a
they are ordered to do so by their re-
sixHve national directors. Among
the latter are thA iron mnlrToro or, A
core makers. The other crafts affect
ed include almost every branch of the
iron shipbuilding and boiler making
Of the 4,000 men employed at the
Union Irom Works, 3,700 went out.
At the Eisden Iron Works. fi50
started to work yesterday morning
anu oniy ou oi them remain there.
On the oav roll of the Fulton - Tmn
Works there are about 600 names and
oUO of them voluntarily quit work to
day. From these three establish
ments alone 4 900 men Kquo to 111
out. In the local industry there are
s snops and ot these there are only
10 that employ more than 100 men.
Eight of the smaller concerns acceded
to the demands of their men prior to '
yesterday morning. . . All the others
refused to sign the agreement submit
ted by their union employes. :
A Struggle at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, O., May- 21. At a,
meeting late yesterday afternoon of
the emnlovirtff mfl.e.hinlafa t.hav Aa.
cided to close down their plants in-
denniteiy as a result of the strike. A
numoer oi tne larger arms declare
thev have enoueh finished nrodnt on
hand to tide them over a strike with
" At a meet.incr nf fhA ntrilrow loaf
night, Business Agent , Schilling, of
tne comDinea machinists unions, of
this city, announced that the . tie up
in Cincinnati is the most complete in
the country. . He said there were but
100 union map.hinittta nf. nmrlr tnrlQm.
aside from the 600 who have already
been conceded their terms. These
100 he pledged would not work to
morrow. THE TURKISH APPOLOGY.
Effort to Close the Mail Bag Incident at
Constantinople. Mav 21. Ahmnl
Tewfik Pasha, Ottoman minister of
loreign anairs, called upon the am
bassadors today and notified them of
Turkev's desire to re-establish the
status quo ante in the postal ques
tion and the intention to send high
functionary to apologize for the vio
lations of the foreien mail baen. Th
ambassadors met - yesterday- at the
residence ot tne lierman ambassador
to determine what attitude to adopt
in view of the comnlete snlimi
of the sublime porte. It is under
stood that the German ambassador
considers the incident closed. The '
other powers, - however, . decline to
regard a return to the status" quo
ante as an adequate settlement ; and
the British, French and Austrian em
bassies have even declined to transmit
the explanations of Tewfik Pasha to
- Burned By Molten Lead. -
Youngstown, O., May 21. Two
men are dead and three are expected
to die as a result of an accident in
the Bessemer department of the Na
tional Steel ' Company's plant today.
The accident was '. caused . by the
cover of a mammoth converter be
coming detached and allowing several
tons of molten metal to flow over the
mill. The dead are two unknown
Hungarians-. The body of one of the
Hungarians was literally burned to a
cinder, while that of the other was
nearly as badly burned.
Coldsboro Disabled. -
Seattle, May 21. The torpedo boat
destroyer Goldsboro ' broke her star
board enerine eccentric rod todav dnr.
. . . " . '
mg a trial run, necessitating the ves-
, sel'8 - return to her - dock. . ; It was
stated : that . the rod was made of de
fective steel.. The Goldsboro had been
but T 10 minutes on ' her course. :
Another run will not be made before
the last of the week.