GAZETTE. CORYAL WEEKLY. ConsoUdated Feb. 1S99. COBVAIXIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1301. VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 24. GAZU'l'IW miutnn. utn, EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. Ik Comprehensive Review of the Importaa, Happenings of the Past Week Prese ied In a Condensed Form Which Is Most Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many Readers. Von Waltlersee has started for Ber lin. - Physicians give hope of Mrs Mc Kinley's slow recovery. . The policy of the United States and Russia is identical. The prune outlook in Oregon is favorable for a good market. . Senator McLaurin, of South Caro lina, withdraws his resignation. -; A new newspaper is expected to be started in Seattle about October L Several thousand dollars were found tinder a sidewalk in Mineral Point, Wis. , -,. ' A serious encounter occurred be tween,French and British troops in China. :-- Chicago employers agree not to try to settle machinists' strike until after June 11. As a result of a colliison in West Virginia two are dead and many oth ers injured. All railroads west of Mississippi river to the Pacific coast are to be consolidated. - - There is great unseainess ' Eng land on account of scarcity of South African news. .. A new explosive, called Maximite, much more powerful than Lyddite, has been adopted by the United States government. - . The president is considering' the advisability of calling an extra ses sion of congress to - legislate for the Philippines. - : Exports this year from the United States to Spain will be larger than in any preceding year, with a possible single exception. - v ; Intense heat prevails over Europe. The birth of a royal princess causes much joy in Italy. General Chaffee's army has arrived at Nagasaki from China. London has a rumor of a severe British defeat near Pretoria. The duke of York's visit to Canada has-been officially; announced. - 1?he' Philippine " commission has begun its final provincial touf. . i Mrs. McKinley 's condition causes ther doctors, much apprehension. Minister Conger expects to return to jjia post in China about July 17. A $10,000 frnit; packing house will be established at Vancouver, Wash. The Ohio state board of arbitration prevented a street car strike at Day ton. . American exports to Scandinavia have more than trebled in the. past 10 years. James A. Heme, the well known actor, passed away at his home in New York. .... All ' the volunteers cannot be brought home from the Philippines within the time limit.' John D. Rockefeller . has given $200,000 for the founding of an asso ciation of medical research. . ' Laborers engaged in excavation for a new building in Ottawa have un earthed the long .lost stone which marked the scene of the assassination of T. d'Arcy McGee. There is general regret throughout the country that the irrigation con gress, which was to have held a ses sion 'at Colorado Springs in July, has beetj postponed for a year. The allied troops are preparing to leave Chinese territory. A plague case has been discovered ' in a suburb of London. Another Negro fiend has burned at the stake in Florida. been The battleships fired a salute Grants' tomb on Memorial day. off Mrs. Eddy, the 'Christian Science leader, has been sued for $150,000 damages.' u Governor of Washington has been asked to call a special session of the legislature. - Robbers blew an Ohio bank vault and secured $4,000. They escaped. Lieutenant Townley s connection with the Manila frauds is being in vestigated. Colonel Michler, military secretary to General Miles, died at his home in "Washington. : A rich strike of oil has been made near OJypmia. It is said to be of first class lubricating quality. A commissary sergeant in Manila, convicted" of stealing supplies, tias " been sentenced to three years' im prisonment. It is understood in Rome that Pope Leo XIII has made a will naming his successor. Northwestern Iowa has begun ship ping choice butter' to , Porto Kico. The first consignment left Sioux Falls a few days ago. The Austro Hungarian census just completed shows the total population to be .47,000,000, an increase since 1890 of 9 per cent. " The population of Budapest has .increased 4a per cent. SWEPT OVER A DAM. Seven Persons Drowned in the Schuylkill River. ;. Philadelphia,- June 3. A rowboat containing a party of eight young people was swept over the Flat Bock dam, in ' the Schuylkill" river, and seven of them, five girls and two boys, were drowned. One young man was saved. The party, with a large number of others, organized a picnic. They em barked in gaily . decorated wagons early in the morning, and pitched their camp at Rose Glen, along the Schuylkill river, on the northern outskirts of the -city. The party split up after dinner for a row on the river. Heavy rains during the past week had' made the muddy stream quite high, and the current was much swifter than usual. However, the unfortunate party immediately struck out for midstream. All the girls were huddled in the stern, one of the bovs was rowing and the others, were sitting in the bow of the boat. After getting in the middle of the river, and finding the current too swift for comfort, the boat was -rowed in to ward the shore. During this time it was being carried slowly down stream. The boy doing the rowing decided to go through the locks, and as he approached the dam he was warned by the lockkeeper not to approach any closer. The warning was not heeded, and the young oarsman kept on rowing until he found that the lock was closed. He attempted to turn the boat, which was .then about 50 feet from the dam and 25 feet from the shore, ' but he turned the wrong way. A moment later and the boat was in the swiftly moving cur rent. - Swiftly it was carried toward the brink of the falling waters, and just as it reached the breast of the dam, - over which 30 inches of water was pouring, the entire eight stood up and the boat went over stern first. The drop to the rocks below is ap proximately 12 . feet. The boat struck- the water bottom up, and as it disappeared the whole party- was under it. Nothing . more was seen by the few persons - who saw the acci dent for almost a minute, -when the boat reappeared with one boy cling ing to its keel. Then another young man was seen to come, to the sur face - and make a frantic effort tc reach shore by swimimng. The six girls never rose to the surface.. HONOLULU'S SENSATION. investigation of Charges of Bribery in th Legislature. . ; Honolulu, May 26, via San - Fran cisco, June 3. The special : grand jury called to investigate the charges of bribery in the legislature, has raised the biggest sensation Honolulu has had since .the days of revolution and agitation for annexation. It has had as witnesses Gov. Dole, Attorney Gen eral Dole, Secretary of the Territory Cooper and other high officials, and on the refusal of some of them to answer questions, tne grand jury has had, them brought .into court" to show . cause why they should not testify. .'. -v.;-' In the absence of S. B. Dole, who is indisposed, Secretary Cooper is act ing governor. The jury began its investigation on a letter from the governor to the legislature, refusing to extend the session because he had information that. bribery was taking place. Governor Dole appeared be fore the jury and it is said told all that he knew.- The other heads of departments were y summoned : to testify, and all refused to tell what they knew, on . the ground that the information they had received was in the nature of a "privileged com munication," having been: given to them as government olbcials. Acting Governor Cooper, Attorney General Dole and L. A. Thurston president of the Gazette, publishing company, were sumomned to appear before Judge Humphreys and show cause why they should not '- tell the grand jury what they had learned re garding bribery m the - legislature, Judge Humphreys sustained Dole as it was shown that he , bad told the grand jury the names of the men from horn he had received evidence. Thurston had told the jury that h had heard that legislators had ap proached a corporation with- sol icita tions jof bribes, but he declines to give the name of the corporation on the ground that as attorney he had a right to . withhold it as given in confidence by a client to an attorney, Helen Gould's Health Failing. Miss Helen Gould of New York, overcome by the strain of her charita ble work, has been ordered to take long rest and is believed to be suffer ing from nervous prostration. ''-:.; . '' v Treasury Auditor Resigns, i ; Washington, - " June 8. Colonel Youngblood, of Alabama, auditor of the treasury department, has tendered his resignation, and it ' was accepted, to take effect June 15. - The president today appointed B. A. Pierson assist ant auditor for the same department, to succeed him. ' -.";'-,' ' , First Payment for Cruiser.' , Philadelphia, ; June 3. A cable message received by William Cramp & Sons announced that the first pay ment for the cruiser contracted for by the government of Turkey' has been paid by the Imperial Ottoman Bank. Until now there has been an element of ' doubt 7 as to whether the cruiser would ever be built, but with the first payment made, the work will be car ried forward, V . . ' NEWS OF THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL OVER OREGON. Commercial and Financial Happenings of lav porUncc A Brief Review of of the Growth and Improvements of the Many Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com. monwealth Latest Market Report Ground has been broken for the new Patterson school building at Eugene. About 100,000 pounds of wool was sold at The Dalles the other day for 10 cents. - Placer work in the Weatherby and Durkee districts, Eastern Oregon, is now in full progress. - . v slugs and cutworms are doing no small amount of damage to early gar dens around Cottage Grove. -.-' The Oregon Telephone Company has a large force of men emptoyed at Dallas making extensive repairs. Preparations for the Eastern Ore gon Fourth of July celebration, to be held in Baker City, are being pushed with vigor. The hop yards in Lincoln county are looking fine. The great trouble is to get a sufficient number of men to do necessary work. - John A. Van Gross a student in th University of Oregon, has iust re ceived notice that he has been award' ed a scholarship in Yale University. Albany college commencement cal- ender June 14 to 19 provides an elab orate program of orations, sermons receptions and reunions. ;The college is just closing its 34th year, A prominent minine enerineer from Colorado is making a tour of the sev eral mining districts of Eastern Ore-. gon in the interest of a large syndi cate of capitalists of that state. Four whales in Yaauina bav were reported one day last week. Arraneemnets are beine- made for a, Fourth of July celebration at Durkee. The O. R. & N. Co. has a heavv new switch engine in the Pendleton yards.. : The movement of cattle from Har ney county . for the summer in now under way. A severe frost near Vale a few nierhta ago is reported to have injured crops considerably. - - Two car loads of one and two - vear old steers were shipped from Yaquina bay last week. . .. . The contract for can-vine- th mail between Marshfield and North Bend will be let July 1. - ; Oliver P. Kaubb, aged 78, an old pioneer, died at his home near Col- burg the other day..- Ihe new superintendent of the Badger mine in Susanville district has laid off a number of men, pend ing the making of improvements. The Lincoln' county court will repair the bridge across the Big Elk river at Elk City and will construct bridge across the Yauina, river at Pioneer. ::..-,-; .'.--. The machinery- for the additional five stamps for the Lucky Boy mill in the Blue River district has arrived at Springfield and will be hauled to the mine as soon as possilbe. . , Portland Markets. :. Wheat Walla Walla, 60c. : val ley, nominal ; . bluestem, 61 62c. per bushel. ; lour Best trades. $2.90(33.40 per barrel ; graham, $2.60. - Oats White. $1.32J1.35 percen tal; gray, fi.dul,a24 percental. Barley Deed, $1717.50: brewing $1717.50 perton. - Minstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; midd lings, $Z1.DU; shorts, $20.00; chop, $16. - " ." .. Hay Timothy, $12.5014; clover, $79.50; -Oregon wild . hay, $67 per ton. - . " -..-' . . ' ,. Hops 1214c per lbi ; v t , - Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern Oregon, 7llc; mohair, 2021c. per pound. . ' ' - . ' Butter Fancy creamery, 15 17 Mc; dairy, 13 14c. j store, 10 12c. per pound." r f ,. Eggs Oregon , ranch, " 1212)c per dozen. . '." ., . Cheese Full cream, twins," 12Jc; Young America, - 13 3 14c. ; ' per pound. ; - v -. ; -. - - . . ' - ' '.. . r Poultry Chickehs,mixed,$3.504; hens, $45.00; dressed, ll12c. per pound; springs,' $1.503 per dozen; ducks. $57 : geese, $67 ; turkeys, live, 1012c; dressed, 14 16c. per pound, t. - Potatoes Old, 90c $ 1.10 per sack; new, zc. per pound. --Mutton Lambs' 45c. per pound gross y best sheep, wethers, with wool. $4.254r50; dressed, 67c per pound. Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756; light, $4.755; dressed, 7c. per pound. . " ; - Veal Large, 67c. per pound; small, 78e. per pound. Beef Gross, top steers, $5 5. 25; cows and 'heifers, $4.50475 ; dressed beef, 77e. per pound. 3 A Georgia coroner's jury brought in the following - verdict ; recently : "The deceased came to his death from a railroad in the hands of a re ceiver, and the same is manslaughter in -the nrst degree. Banana flour has lately begun to be used in making cakes, bread and bis cuits. - It is also used as a children's food, and for. dyspeptics. . In the making of beer, it is claimed that it can be advantageously used in place of barley. ' , L 1 HER CASE CRITICAL. Mrs. McKinley's Condition Causes Much . Concern. " ' Washington June .4. Mrs. Mc- Kinley continues very. weak. Her condition is not greatly changed from that of yesterday, but each day that elapses without a gain in strength lessens her power of recuperation. The complaint which came near end ing her life in Ban Francisco is still present. It is in a., slightly less aggravated form, but gives the phy sicians and president much concern. Mrs. McKinley has shown remarkable vitality, but her illness has so re duced her strength as to leave her very feeble indeed. It is feared that unless a change for the better soon manifests itself, her strength may become so - near exhausted as to leave her without rallying power. The news ? given out by the physi cians in attendance ' today was -not reassuring, though hope t of better tihngs. still continues. After a con sultation between the doctors the following bulletin was issued : - ."Mrs. McKinley passed a comfort able night, but her condition has not materially changed since the report of yesterday." , ; - MOST, UNIQUE CLAIMS. - Government Will Be Asked to Restore Value of Bonds Burned. -' '- Washington, June 4. A most unique claim will be presented at the next congress, - ; It is that of- certain heirs of Joseph L. Lewis,- who was a millionaire of Trenton, N. J. ' Lewis was a bachelor crank. His will pro vided bequests of from $75,000 to $100,000 , to various relatives and directed' that after these bequests should be. paid the residue of his estate should be invested in govern ment bonds, and as he expressed it, "in order to reduce the public debt," the bonds should be burned. 1 His wishes were carried out, $996,000 in government bonds ' were purchased and burned. ? This occurred 25 years ago. 1 Now certain distant -relatives who were not beneficiaries of the will are seeking- to have the government restore to the Lewis estate the value of the bonds burned, and a, bill pro viding that this shall be done will be introduced-in the next congress. IN A RUSSIAN JAIL. Prominent American Confined Arbitrarily in Neva Fortress. . New York, June 3. The Press this morning publishes a statement tha L. James Gordon, sales and con tracting agent in Russia of the ,' Bald: win Locomotiv e Works,' disappear ed in St. Petersburg, last.' Jandary and that his disappearance was caused by his arrest by the Russian author! ties on charges unknown tb, the ' jpb;; lie. On the day succeeding the arrest a St. Petersburg paper contained' the following notice : "Mr, L. J. G-- , a prominent business man, -was ar rested yesterday." Those who know Gordon knew that it referred to him, but that ended the matter in Pte ersburg. . It is: only - within a few weeKS that it has become known that he is confined arbitrarily in the fort resa of the Neva. The American ambassador has been asked to inter est himself in the affair by a brother and two sisters of Gordon, who are in this city at the . present ' time, but without result. -:. ." -. v.. - Fire Raged Ten Days. - Oaxaca. Mexico, Juno 4. Details of the great fire which - raged on the isthmus -of Tehaun tepee for several days have been received . here. Over 70 people were , unable to escape the rapid progress of the flames and were burned to -death. The. fire started on a coffee plantation, and owing to the dryness of ..the negation it was soon , beyond " control and wrought great destruction to growing crops. Many thousands of acres of coffe trees, bananas, orange trees and othei tropical i pFjducts- were destroyed. The fire ; burned for 10 days and was finally quenched by a heavy tropical rain. - ''.:: ..- - r. - ;.:., '- T- ' imports From Philippines. Washington, May 31. A statement prepared at the treasury department shows that the receipts from customs duties collected - -upon articles im ported into the United States from the Philippine islands from' April 1, 1899, to March 31. 1901, were $1,003, 917. Of this amount $866,942 came for sugar, $119,539 for cigars, and the remainder . for miscellaneous articles. . - . - Discoveries of Argentine Scientist -New York June 3. A dispatch to the Herald from Buenos Ay res says Senor Ricaldoni, an engineer, has just made experiments with an improved system of wireless telegraphy. The results of the experiment were very satisfactory. He will soon try a sub marine boat of his own invention, ... ;i-. . wnicn ne oeiieves is superior to any others. . - . r- , Dominican Revolution Crushed. - - Kingston Jamaica, June 4. It it- reported that the revolution in Santo Domingo has been competelly crushed at its inception Tand a number of the prominent rebels shot or imprisoned. Among the latter is a son of the late president. , . There is little cargo .offering from - Colombian ports in consequence of the heavy - export duties imposed by the Colombian government to meet expenses inci dent to the revolution. - . , FIGHT WITH BOEES ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN FORCES OF DIXON AND DELAREY.. S The British Lost 174 Killed and Wounded and ' the Boers Left 35 Dead on the Field The South Africans Were Driven Back Battle Was on Anniversary of Lord Rob erts' Entry Into Johannesburg. London, June 3. The war office today gave out the following dispatch from Lord- Kitchener, from Pretoria : "General Dixon's force at -Vlad-fontein was attacked yesterday by Delarey's forces and there was - sevree fighting. The enemy was eventually driven off with heavy loss, leaving 35 dead. ' I regret that -our casualties also were severed The killed and wounded numbered . 174. Four offi cers were killed. " -. On the ' anniversary of Lord Rob erts' entry into- Johannesburg the country has been startled by the news of desperate fighting and heavy Brit ish losses within 40 miles of the gold reef city. ' The battle at Vladfontein, on the Durban-Johannesburg rail road, is" the most serious engagement since General Clement's reverse at Nagaliesburg. It shows General De larey is in no way daunted by the capture of 11 of his guns by General Babington six weeks ago. The gar rison of Vladfontein was apparenlty hxregly composed of yoemanry. That their assailants . eame to close quar ters and suffered heavy loss is shown by the number - of dead left on the field. FEAR AN INVASION. Nicaragua Preparing to Keep Out the -' Colombians. San Francisco, June 3. The steamer City of Sydney, which just arrived here from Panama and other Central American ports,' brings the following budget of news : ' When the. City of Sydney was at Corinto the people were expecting an invasion from Colombia. The government ; of Nicaragua, in order to make sure that it would not be caught napping, has stationed 500 men at Corinto. " . , ' General Bruise, who fled from Nic aragua : some years ago, returned to his . home on . one 'of the Central American steamships' . last month. As soon as he set foot on Nicaragua soil; he was arrested on a criminal charge. ; : , ' v V - - - President Zeleya, of Nicaragua, will probably . visit the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo;, -i . The Pacific Mail. Steamship Com pariy.'s. coal yards, situated on JN oasis island, in .Panama Bay, recently suf fered severely from hre, which was said to be still burning, but under control, when the Sydney sailed, having then burned for 15 days. - --. San Salvador is to have a man ol war. The government has purchased from ' her ". British- owners the steam ship Soy, and will transfer her into a cruiser, renaming ' her , Salvador. The new cruiser is now at Acajutla, and will go into commission at once, MRS.. MCKINLEY'S CONDITION. Doctors Say She Is Not Out of Danger- Grave Features of the Case. Washington, ' June 3. Mrs.; Mc Kinley passed a veryj comfortable night, and sat up for a while . this morning.: The three physicians who are in attendance, after a consulta tion .this forenoon, issued ' the follow ing statement of her condition : T ' Mrs, McKinley is recovering from the fatigue of the trip. The illness from which she was suffering in '.San Francisco still continues, though in less intense form. She is still feeble, and cannot be considered out of danger. Her- progress will no doubt be: slow, but improvement is looked for." . Mrs. McKinley failed to show any improvement during the day, - and tonight her Condition is reported as unchanged from the status given in the - bulletin issued this morning! One Of the grave features of the ' case is the fact that ' she continues ex tremely weak and fails to .gain in strength. : She is very seriously ill, but has had severe attacks of illness heretofore, and this gives rise for hope that she will yet show improvement. Rate War at an End. . v . Seattle, June 3. The Alaska steam ship rate war is at an end, temporar ily at. least. .,An agreement was entered into by managers of the re cently warring companies restoring the former passenger rates of $25 first class and $16 ' second class. The agreement is to be in force ' for 60 days, , and - it is thought will then be extended.. The .rate war 1 was forced by Canadian lines, which in sisted on American steamers keeping away from Vancouver on north bound trips.: ExXongressman Price. Washington, ' June 3. - - - Hiram Price, whe served many years in con gress as a Republican representative from Iowa, and-who was commission er oi Indian affairs from 1881 to the beginning of the first Cleveland ad ministration died ..here of heart trouble. Mr. ' Price, who was 87 years of ; age, , was president of the State Bank of Iowa for manyj years. TRADE RELATIONS RESTORED. Our Exports to Spain This Year Promise U Break all Records. New York, June 5. A spceial from Washington says : .Commercial relations between Spain and the United States seem to be fully restored and it is not improb able that American Exports to that country in the fiscal year 1901 will be greater, with possibly a single ex ception, than in any preceding . year. Exports from the United States to Spain in., ihe nine months ending with March, 1901, were valued at $11,879,349, against $7,091,043 jn the corresponding period, in the fiscal year 1899. The figures for the year up to this time indicate that the total exports from the .United States to Spam in the fiscal year 1901 will be about $16,000,000. On the import side the figures of the present fiscal year are largely in excess of those of 1899, though slight ly less than those of 1900 which were the largest since 1891.' The annual imports from Spain into the United States since 189i have ranged from $3,500,000 to $6,000,000, averaging about $4,500,000, while for the pres ent fiscal year they seem likely to ex ceed $5,000,000. - , CHICAGO EMPLOYERS MEET. Will Not Settle Machinists' Strike Until June II. . Chicago, June 5. There will be no settlement of the machinists' strike in Chicago until June 11. This was the decision of the local manufactur ers today, when the members of the Chicago Association of Machinery Manufacturers pledged allegiance to the National Metal Trades Associa tion, and agreed not to enter into ne gotiations until with any of their em ployes until after the great gathering of employers in New York city June 11. " .'-'" ....;-' While the manufacturers were dis cussing their future actionTthe ma chinists were not idle, a number of machinists, leaving, the three plants of the Crane Company to join the strikers. Statements differ as .to the number of men who left the Crane plant. Besides these men, 80 workmen struck in three other places, while agreements were signed with five firms whose names would not be given out. . RAILROADS CONSLIDATE. All Lines West of the Mississippi to the Pa. ' cific to Be United. . New York. June 5. One tremen dous consolidation of the railroads operating between, the .Mississippi river and the Pacific coast promises to result from a settlement of the differences wMch caused the North ern Pacific corner. ' Not only have the differences been settled between the Morgan-Hill faction and the Har riman party, regarding the Burling ton deal, and the relations of that road and the Northern Pacific and Great Northern with the Union Pa cific, but also that the St. Paul, the Chicago & Northwestern and the Chicago Great Western will be taken care of in the great harmonizing scheme in the trunK lines of the west. PLANS OF SEATTLE MEN. Will Try to Get Non-Union Men in About Sixty Days More. Seattle, June 5. If the strike of the metal working unions is not settled within . 60 - days at the out side, an effort will be made by the manufacturers to operate their shops with non-union workmen. A state ment practically to this enect was made today by a leading member of the Washington branch of the Metal Trades Association of the Pacific coast. It is said by members of - the Manufacturers' Association that there are plenty of non union machinists in the East, who would readily ac cept work at the present scale of wages in the Seattle shops. - Filipinos Elected to Congress. Madrid; June 5. Among those who were recently elected to parlia ment were three Filipinos, residents in Spain ;- They propose during the course of . the debate on the speeeh from the throne to bring up, the question of the Philippines, alleging that the situation is worse than be fore the war. ... - - , "- -, Burglars Burned a Town. - , Beaumont,. Tex., ; June 5. The town of Jaspar has been entirely wiped out by hre. . seventeen bouses. including every business house in the place, and a number of residences, were destroyed. The town has no fire department. - Previous to the fire the postoffice safe and the safe of the county treasurer had been blown open and robbed. . The conclusion is that burglars blew open these safes and then set are to the town to create ex citement that would afford them an opportunity to escape. - Postal Orders. - - Washington, June 5. The post- office at St. Louis, Marion county, Or.; will be discontinued on June 15 and its mail sent to Gervais. A post- office has been established at Chisna, Alaska, to be supplied by special service from Valdes, 200 miles to the south'. A postoffice has been estab lished . at Austin, ' Island ' county, Wash, to be supplied from Newell. AN EXTEA SESSION OFFICIALS FINALLY ADM IT.. THAT IT IS QUITE PF.03ABLE: It Alt Depends Upon Whether the President Has Power to Impose Customs Duties on Trade Between the United Statu and the Philippines Members of Congress tlavf . Scattered for' the Summer. New York, June 5. A special from Washington says: Officials of the administration for the first time since the announce ment of the decisions of the supreme court in the insular cases, admit that there is a possibility of an extra ses sion Of congress in July. If Attorney General Knox, after a careful review of the decisions, 'concludes that the president will 'not have power under the Spooner amendment to the army appropriation bill to impose duties on goods going into the Philippines from the United states or coming into the United States from the Phil ippines, the president will seriously consider the advisability of issuing an immediate call for an extra ses sion of congress. This statement is made on the authority of a member of the cabinet. Attorney General Knox and Secre tary of War Root have spent consid erable time discussing the legal points involved.. Mr. Knox is work ing hard on his opinion- in order to have it fof the next cabinet meeting. This meeting is - expected to be of very great importance. A call for an extra session would play havoc with the summer plans of senators and representatives. They have scattered to the four corners of the earth. Several are about to start for the Philippines. Quite a number are either in Europe or in tending to go shortly. If congress should be called back immediately, the house of representatives would have difficulty in finding a place in which to meet. The hall is complete ly torn up and an army of workmen is. engaged in the alterations made necessary by the increase in the mem bership of the house provided for by the reapportinoment law enacted last winter. . If the work should be pushed night and day it would require several weeks to get the hall in condition. BUTTE AGAIN SLIDING. The Strange Phenomenon Causes Alarm Amoung the Citizens. Butte, Mont., June 5, The strange sliding movement of the .city of Butte which has been noticeable at intervals for several years has again manifested itself by five large cracks in the earth in different sections of the city.' The largest crevice was 12 inches wide and of considerable, length and depth. Three of the'open ings occur on the west side of town and two on the east side. There is no caving, but a distinct parting of the earth, and the granite walls can easily be seen in them. The gas and water companies have much trouble on ac count of the strange movement, which frequently breaks their underground pipes. ' The city engineer says the engineering department of the city encounters the same trouble as "eleva tions and bench marks in certain parts of the city are constantly chang ing. . The continuance of the strange phenomenon is beginning to cause some alarm among the citizens of Butte. . ALLIED TROOPS FOUGHT. British Police Tried to Prevent French From Housebreaking. Tien Tsin, June 5. There was a serious affray yesterday between inter national troops. Some British fusil eers, who were acting as police here, sought to prevent French soldiers from house breaking, when they were attacked with bayonets and bricks. The fusileers, in self defense, fired into the air. This brought a num ber of Germans to the aid of the Frenchmen. They numbered alto- " gether 300 men. : Five fusileers fired again, killing one Frenchman and wounding three others. In subse quent fighting, four fusileers, five Germans and one Japanese were wounded. The arrival of a German officer and a strong guard ended the fray. - Killed by Mistake. '. Denver, June 5. J. C. Ayers, a workman on a ranch near Fort Logan, . was shot and killed this morning by one of the provost guard of the mili tary post, which was in pursuit of a prisoner who had escaped from the guardhouse. The guard says the kill- . ing was accidental, as he intended to fire over the head of Ayers, whom he mistook for -the escaped prisoner, and who did not obey an order to get out of a ditch in which he was thought to . be hiding. : An inquest will be held. The soldier who did the shooting bears a good reputation at the post. Son-In-Law of Joubert Captured. ' London, June 5. A dispatch from Pretoria announces that the constab ulary has captured Abram Malan, son-in-law of the late General Jou bert. V Malan was an energetic, pro gressive politician before the war, and since it began he has been very active against the British and has filled sev eral important commands, including that of Pietersburg, until th British . occupied the place.