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COKVALIilS, BENTON COITNTX, OREGON, FBIDAY, JUNE 14, 1S01.
VOIi. XXX VIII. NO. 25.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
OF THE WORLD.
K Comprehensive Review of (he hnporw
Happenings of the Past Week Prese iet
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove "of interest to Our Many
CLEAN-UP IN FULL 8WING.
Kruger is at The Hague to confer
with Boer agents. . : ,
, King Edward distributed medals to
the South African heroes.
Thirty men are entombed in ' a
burning coal mine in Pennsylvania.
The United States will not agree to
joint guarantee of "Chinese indem
nity. -. -
Nonunion strikers will be given aid
by International Machinists' Associ
ation. New Orleans ranks next to New
York in exports for the fiscal year
of 1900. : :
A convict nt Salem. Orecnn. ii
English manufacturers are making
- a bitter fight against American loco-
- motives. ' "
Walter Besant, the Enlgish novel
ist died of influenza after a two weeks'
illness, in London. !
Steps have Veerf taken to bring the
question of ending . the - Boer war
before the arbitration court.
There is no change in the machih
- ists strike situation, and the trouble
promises to last many months. :
Spain has announced that she will
issue a loan for territorial defense
and a reorganization of the army.
A dividend of 40 per cent will be
paid withirf three weeks on claims
against the Vancouver, Wash., bank.
Several lives were lost in a tornado
A mint is not likely to be estab
lished at Manila.
A nugget, weighing $264 has been
a : - . u tri ,1 :
tUUUU 111 WIG JLlUiJUlftC. '.
Secretary Gage favors a "token"
. dollar for the Philippines.
;'u The weather" bureau has sent out
' warning against rainmakers. "
The governor has called an extra
"'jession of the Washington legislature.
. The explosion of a car of dynamite
. at Binghampton, N. Y., cost six
: lives. -'7 .
Dr. Daly, who started the "em
balmed "beef agitation, committed
suicide. . '- , - . .
Edgar Gierhafer was arrested in
' California for larceny of SIO.000 in
New York. . ' " y .
The Lake Washington canal pro-
.'" ject has been referred to the general
naval board for final decision.
Action of Canadians in jumping
Americans' mining claims causes
- protest to be made to former govern-
ment. ' - - - ' '- :
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Sixty British surrendered to a Boel
. .force. J , ' i
Senator Tillman has withdrawn his
resignation. : .
The English Derby race was won
by an American horse. - -i
The labor situation throughout
Spain is in a critical condition.'
Fire destroyed a valuable library
within the sacred city at Pekin..
Another naval, cadet has been dis
missed from Annapolis for hazing.
Five fishing boats, carrying 177
.men have been lost in Iceland waters.
' Late advices trom Alaska say the
' Yukon river is now open to a point
There are several thousand Ameri-
. cans in South Africa fighting on one
side or the other. - - .:
The driver was killed and three
- passengers injured in a British Co
lumbia stage accident.
International survey places most
valuable mines in Mount Baker dis
trict on American side. '.
; Immigrants suffering from tubercu
losis in anv form will not be allowed
to land in this country.'
The Mexican government refuses to
- allow the removal of a number of an
tiquities from that country.
The delegates of. the New York
chamber of commerce were banqueted
by the London chamber of commerce.
. There" are yet many rebels in arms
. in the island of Cebu. -
. Jamestown, Cape Colony, has been
captured by the Boers. ;
Judge Taft will be the first governor
of the Philippine islands:
The Chinese emperor is planning a
trip to Europe for next year.
England's average winter tempera
ture is eight degrees above freezing
Germany has now: 19, WO, UUU more
inhabitants than France, 15,000,000
more than Austria-Hungary, 22,
000,000 more-than Italy. .
Mortality among the colored people
of Baltimore during 1900 was three
times greater than among the whites.
Tuberculosis caused one-tenth of the
NEWS OF THE STATE
Klondike Gold Pouring Into Dawson
Rate of $40,000 Per Day.
Dawson, May 21, via Seattle, June
8. The spring clean up is in full
swing in all parts of the Klondike
camp. Millions of dollars' worth of
the precious dust has been washed
from the mountain-like dumps of pay
dirt that were taken out by the army
of toiling miners through the long,
weary winter months. - Within a
month 13,000,000 or 14,000,000 more
will have been taken out and the
washing of the winter dumps will be
finished. The spring clean-up of the
camp is estimated at 115,000,000,
and the summer output at $10,000,000.
The dust is coming into Dawson at
the rate of $30,000 to $40,000 a day.
After two or three weeks the roads
will be drier and it will flow in at a
heavier rate. The two banks at Daw
son are busier than they have been
for months buying or receiving the
dust " for storage. The big trading
companies are receiving a great deal
of dust in payment for goods advanced
to' miners during the winter. The
camp is in a : flourishing -condition,
and everywhere good feeling prevails.
The first shipments of dust of any
consequence to the outside will per
haps not start fcf a week or two, or
until the river is at a more steady
stage and the boats run more regu
larly. However, there will be a' rush
of people out by the first boats, and
all will carry more or less of the
precious product. .; "
The work of washing up .is in pro
gress on all the creeks, and all are
sending in dust. Some of the more
remote creeks are not sending much
yet, because of the muddy condition
of the roads or trails. Some of the
trails are almost impassable for even
the pack animals. What gold is
sent from Gold Run, Hunker, Domin
ion, Sulphur, Eureka, Quartz," Last
Chance, Gold Bottom and others of
the outside creeks comes by horse
back.. The stages from Grand Forks
frequently bring in as much as $20
000 at a time, and it is no uncommon
sight to see prosperous mine owners
carrrying'into banks grips of the yel
low metal that draw them heavily
.'. CUBANS MAY REPENT.
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of .Im
portance A Brief Review of of the
Growth and Improvements of the Many
Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com
monwealthLatest Market Report. .
at Westfall has been
Ontario has arranged to observe the
Fourth of July.
Athena streets are being improved
with crushed rock. .
People of Quartzburg have peti
tioned for a daily mail. ;.
Coquille City is preparing for a
Fourth of July celebration. -
The treasurer pf Marion county had report
SUICIDE-OF DR. DALY.
Sun(eon on Miles Staff in Porto Rico In
somnia Affected His Mind. -Pittsburg,
June 10. Major W. H.
Daly, surgeon on the staff of General
Miles in Porto Bico, committed sui
cide at his home by shooting himself
in the right temple. The body was
found in the bathroom lying in a
pool of blood, with a 38 calibre re
volver lying on the floor. - Dr. Foster,
who was summoned at once, found
.the bullet hole in the temple and
announced that, death had taken
place several hours before. . No cause
is known for Dr. Daly's deed, unless
it be that insomnia drove him tempo
rarily insane. . For some time he
had been unable to sleep regularly.
The doctor was a widower and leaves
no immediate family. He was 59
years of age and' for many years had
been prominent in medical circles.
He gained international prominence
during the Cuban war, as it was his
to . the commanding general
of the army that started the
balmed beef inquiry.
SHE IS GOOD AT REACHING.
The Boston Yacht Independence Takes An-
C. other Trial Spin.
Boston, June 11. The Indepen
dence had another short sail in the
bay this -afternoon, and the breeze
BOARD REPORTS ON LAKE WASH.
Majority Does Not Favor the Proposition, as
A POPULAR DELUSION.
Cannonading Has No Effect On Atmospheric
Washington, June 12. The exten
sive reports of United States Consul
Covert, at Lyons, France, relative to
the success of cannon firing in France
They Believe that Either It or the Puget . . r. ., . . .
i vineyards from hail storms, and also
Sound Naval Station Would Have to be for tho purp08e o mitigating or nul-
on hand June 1 the sum of $24,959.23.
The Linn County W. C. T. U. con
vention will be held the first week in
August. . '
It is reported at Prairie City, that
"rustlers" are stealing stock in the
vicinity of Grub creek range. . ,?
The question of bonding school dis
trict No. 8, Malheur county, in .the
sum of $3,000, to improve the school
Duiiaing, win come neiore tne voters foing only moderate the yacht 8pread
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. , . . . IV. ax n ij ouiwuii. auu attain
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piuveu - iicr wuiiuenui reacmng
Abandoned in the ' End Minority Made
a Favorable Report.
Washiigt June 10. The naval
oard appointed under the terms of
an act of congress, to examine into
the adayntages of Lakes .Union and
Washington, in the state of Wash
ington, near Seattle, as fresh water
basins for laying up naval vessels,
has made an adverse report upon the
proposition. The majority find in
substance, after careful examinations,
that, having in view the best interest
and welfare of the navy, a fresh water
basin in this location separated by
some distance from the naval station
on Puget sound, would be expensive
to maintain, and in the end, one or
the other would have to be abandoned,
The minority of the board made a
strong plea in favor of the proposed
naval basin, and discuss at some
length the engineering work which
would be required to carry out the
project. .. ' .
. 1 O 1 1 - I miahtioa hUDUiaa ghAniniTiairlMnMA
Coos county. The mine is located r1.-,.. .' . """"""6"'"""i
within 200yyards of the river. . SS11 SS
There is some talk of moving the breeze, keeninff withi
school house in district 92, Umatilla three points, but she footed quite fast
county, to Missouri gulch or Stage and tacked in the neighorhood of 20
guicn. ne aismci is nine miles long ueconds. The trial was confined to
and a number of the children live so lfcS3 than two hours of acliml aniline
iar irom ne school buiiaing thai iney most of the time heincr .nont. h
either stay at home or are put to great wind or reaching, and as yet the yacht
inconvenience during bad weather, has not been sent dead to leeward, it
There is also a sentiment for dividing being thought well to wait for the
the district. 1 spinnaker and club topsail. There
A nugget, valued at $38, was found was no accident today, barring a
on Pine creek in Eastern Oregon. " . plight rent the mainsail, which
. , - . rainer ninoerea the setting oi that
Administration Hopeful That It Will Accept
. Washington, June 10. The cabi
net was in session ' over two hours
today discussing the Cuban and
Philippine situations . A communi
cation has been received from Gover
nor General Wood in regard to the
prospect for the unconditional accept
ance of the Piatt amendment, but its
contents are not made public. : It can
be stated, . however, that there is a
hopeful feeling in administrative
circles that: after the first soreness
wears off the convention will see the
wisdom of accepting the . terms of
the amendment. The answer to Gen
eral Wood to be sent and the language
of the communication- was under
consideration today Meanwhile the
status in Cuba is to be maintained.
No action looking to the calling of
another convention is contemplated
if the present convention should de
cline to accede to our terms.
The program looking to the estab
lishment of civil government in the
Philippines ' is - being formulated in
the shape of an order which -is to be
promulgated shortly. It is said that
there is no definite conclusion as to
whether the powers of the civil ad
ministration will be exercised under
the general war powers of the presi
dent or the power vested in him by
the Spooner amendment. That, how
ever, is considered a matter of detail
The main point is that the civil ad
mnistration, which will be confined
largely to the municipalities, will be
vested in the headof the Taft com
mission and such other officials as
may be designated, and that they
will exercise their functions subject
to the direct authority of the secre
tary of war, to whom all reports will
be made. Civil administration un
der military supervision, such as is
contemplated, is said not to be anom
alous, and the civil government m
New Mexico and che Southern states
during the early stages of the recon
struction period we pointed to as be
ing substantially analogus to what is
proposed in the Philippines.
Denver, June 10. The state board
of pardons has commuted to" 18 years
the life sentence of Jfi. O'Kelley, the
man who killed Bob Ford, the slayer
of Jesse James. The killing occurred
at Crede, Col., July 12, 1892.'
Telescope Mirror Broken.
Pittsburg, " June 8. A great 36-
inch mirror belonging to a Newtonian
reflecting telescope at Lick observa
tory was Shattered into many frag
ments while it was being drilled to
convert it into, a cassegrain glass
As a result it is probable ' that the
long projected exposition of the Lick
observatory into the southern hemi
sphere - will have - to be postponed
Professor Urashear will make a new
glass for the Lick scientists, but the
glacs cannot be obtained in less than
six months. It' was valued At $3,000.
recently. No damage was done.
Governor Geer will deliver the
Fourth of July oration at Baker City.
The Bonanza mine, in Eastern Ore-
eon, yielded nearly $90,000 for the
May cleanup. " .. : ' -.
Cattlemen in the John Day district
have oragnized for protection ' against
, The extension of the Sumpter Val
ley Jtiailroad to Whitney has been
opened to traffic.
The Lane County Veterans' Asso-
citaion met in Eugene. Eighty
members were present. .
great piece of canvas. The yacht
may go out again tomorrow after
noon, although there is considerable
work to be done upon her. - .
DYNAMITE IN A CAR.
There is strong ground for suspicion wa"i;exploded- by the impact. - Six
that John Stanley, who was found men were killed and three fatally in-
aead in fealem a tew days - ago, was Mured
An extensive program was rendered
at the commencement of the . Orego-
Agricultural College, - Corvall;
There were 35 in the graduating cla&
Cherries in Marion county are fall-
r Both trains were blown to atoms,
but. the remainder - of their crews
escaped with slight injuries. Much
damage was done by the concussion,
most of the windows in Vestal and
Union, across the river from Vestal,
being 'shattered. - . Binghampton 's
ing oft pretty badly and appearances plate glass fronts did not escape,
do not indicate as large a yield as ex- many of the largest glasses in the city
being broken. The shock was felt
at a distance of 30 miles.
pec ted. The size and quality prom
ises to be good, however.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6162c. ;val-
ley, nominal ; bluestem, - 6162c.
per bushel. ;
Flour Best grades, $2. 90 3. 40 per!
barrel; graham, $2.60.'
Oats White, $1.32Wal.35 percen
tal; gray, $l.d0l.d2 percental.
Barley Feed, $1717.50: brewing,
$17(817.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, - $20.00; chop,
Big Fire at Lexington. .
- Lexington, . Ky., June 10. The
Otts cooper shop burned this after
noon .and the fire communicated to
other buildings so rapidly that it was
feared for some time that the city
would be laid in ashes. The fire was
beyond control for two hours. Twen
ty-three houses, montly tenements.
were destroyed, with their content
Collision Causes Two Trains to Be Blown to
i -.. Atoms Six Uvea Lost"
Binghampton, N. Y., June 11.
Whihj freight train on the Lacka
wana was taking water at Vestal, 10
miles . west of here, it was run into
froni "behind by, a double header wild
cat train. In the : second car from
the caboose of the stationary train was
a large quantity of dnyamite, which
REINDEER TRIP ABANDONED.
Officer Who is Now In Siberia to Secure the
Animals May Starve to Death.
Seattle, June 11. The annual voy
age of a government ship to Siberia
after reindeer, according to Dr. She!
den Jackson, who left for the north
on the transport Warren today,- has
been abandoned for the season.
Leutenant Berthoff, who crossed Rus
sia and Siberia last . year to gather a
herd of deer, will be left to vet alonsr
nay limotny, iz.oucgi; ciover, as best : he can until a year from the
Oregon wild hay, $67
: mohair ;
Oregon, 7(8 11c;
Butter Fancy creamery, ...
17c. ; dairy, 13 14c. ; store,
12c. per pound. -
Eggs Oregon ranch) 1212)c.
Oheese--J? ull cream,- twins, 12 c;
Young America, - la13c. - per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $d.U0;
hens, $33.50; dressed, 810c.
RELATIONS ARE DISTURBED.
Hteh Explosives Canse Trouble BUwcen the
New York, June 10. A special
from Wasihngton says:
High explosives have disturbed re
lations between the bureau of ord
nance and board of ordnance and
fortifications. A bitter controversy
has been raging between these two
branches of the army for more than
year . and has been brought to the
attention of Secretary Koot for final
The fortifications law authorizes
the secretary in his discretion to
purchase for $100,000 the right to
manufacture thorite, an explosive for
filling shells, and the Isham shell,
a projectile in which the explosive
gelatine can be fired. - The board oi
ordnance and fortifications, has re
commended that the secretary of war
acquire the patents upon the explos
ive shells named. .
The board of which Major Kogera
Birneys is president, has been con
ducting tests at Sandy Hook. These
explosives included thorite, maxim
ite, rendrock and others. Its report
has just been received but General
Bufnington declines to make it pub
lic. It is known, however that the
board reports that "after exhaustive!
trials of thorite as a shell filler, in
cluding field, siege and seacoast shell
it is found that a reasonable degree
of 'efficiency cannot be obtained, and
the board : therefore recommends that
the tests be discontinued."
Maximite seems to have pleased the
board more than thorite. . The board
of ordnance and forticfiations thinks
animus influenced the J ordnance
board in its decision.
UNDER ARMY POWER.
ENTOMBED IN MINE
EXPLOSION CAUGHT SIX MINERS
AND SET. FIRE TO MINE.
laying the effects of frost upon vege
tation, have prompted numerous in
quiries by horticulturists in this
country as to when, if at all, our gov
ernment would adopt similar methods
of protection. -
Professor Willis L. Moore, the chief
of the weather bureau, acting under
the direction of Secretary Wilson,
therefore, has issued to the press the
following statement :
After an examination of all that
has been published during the past
two years, my conviction is that we
have here to do with a popular delu
sion as remarkable as is the belief in
the effect of the moon on the weather.
The uneducated peasantry of Europe
seem to be looking for something
miraculous. They would rather be
lieve in cannonading as a means oi
protection and spend on it abundance
of money, time and labor than, adopt
the very simple expedient of mutual
insurance against losses that must in
lhe great processes going on in
the atmosphere are conducted on too
large a scale to warrant any man oi
nation in attempting to control them.
The energy expended by nature in the
production of a hail storm, a tornadc
or a rain storm exceeds the combined
energy of all the steam engines and
explosives in the' world. It is useless
for mankind to combat nature on this
"After the experience that this
country has had during the past Id
years with rainmakers, I am loth to
believe that the bombardment of hail
storms will ever be practiced or at
tempted in the United States, muct
encouraged py the intelligent
portion of the community. Everj
effort should be made to counteract
the spread of the French delusion
which has been imported into thil
country by Consul Covert."
UNCLE SAM REFUSES.
coming July. Dr. Jackson thinks
Berthoff may starve to death or perish
while waiting for a ship to take him
off. He is likely to be left all
alone, and to his own personal efforts
for subsistence throughout next win
ter, as there are few natives where -he
wjjl be. It will be impossible to at
tempt to rescue him until after next
June, as the ice will permit no ap
proach to the coast.
pound; springs, $I.50 3 per - dozen;
ducks, $33.50; geese, $45.50; tur
keys, live, 810c; dressed, 910c.
per pound. ; ' - :,v
Potatoes Old, $11.20 per sack;
new, lKZc. per pound. .
Mutton Lambs , 4c. per pound
gross; best sheep, wethers, with wool.
H.2o4.fJU; dressed, ogc per
pound. . - . - -
Hogs Gross,' heavy, $o.7ob;
light, $4.755; dressed, 7c.
Veal Large, bs7c. per pound;
'mall, 7ec. per pound.
: Beef Gross, top steers, $4.254.60;
cows and heifers, $3.754.UU; dressed
beef, 77c. per pound. -
Prospector's Rich Find.
Davenport, Washington, June 1L
H. D. Winhoff, a prospector, ar-
per I rived yesterday from Stevens county,
It 5 " V ' 1 , 1 1
having in his possession a gold brick
valued at $834. He refused to tell in
what manner the specimen , was se
cured, but evidently it was extracted
in a crude manner from excedmgly
rich ore, as it had been molded in a
- ' Emperor's Return Postponed. -
Shanghai, June 11. An imperial
edict, issued June 6, announces that,
per 1 owing iu me uut weabner anu me aa-
vancea age oi tne uowager impress,
the return of the court to Pekin has
been postoned " until September 1,
which the astrologers pronounce to be
a lucky day on which to commnce
journey. -. .
Secretary Root the Real Head of Philippine
Washington, June 8. I he new
civil government to be established
in the Philippines is receiving the
consideration of the president and the
secretary of war. It will differ but
little from what was first outlined,
as there will be a governor for the
archipelago and legislative council
and other officers. This government
will have control of all civil affairs,
but it will be under the. war power
to-the extent of being directed by the
secretary of war. There will be
nice distinction as to the authortiy of
the general commanding the troops
in the Philippines and the governor
to be appointed under the civil gov
ernment. No official declaration has
been made as ' to which will be the
supreme authority, but it is known
that the secretary of war will be su
preme. While it is not the intention
to conduct the government of the
Philippines under . the Foraker law,
that law will be taken as sanctioning
what is to be done. The new govern
ment will be similar to that which
existed for a short time- in the early
davs of New Mexico. - There was a
civil governor, appointed by the pres
ident, and a commanding general of
the army. Both had their functions
in preserving the peace and control
ling the affairs of the territory.
- Major George Arthur Dead.
Cleveland, June : 8. Major George
Arthur, assistant : paymaster of the
United States Army, who recently 're
turned from the Philippines, died
suddenly at the Weddell house, this
city, early yesterday. He Was about
43 years of age and unmarried. : Major
Arthur arrived at the hotel at a very
early hour, and sat down in a chair in
the lobby. , Shortly afterward au at
tache of the hotel found him gasping
for breath and unconscious. He was
removed at once to a room, but soon
Disapproves Joint Gaurantee of Chinese In
demnity Foreign Powers Notified.
Washington, June 12. The govern
ment has formally communicated tc
the foreign powers the impossibilitj
of joining in a joint guarantee for tht
payment of the Chinese indemnity.
The difficulties in the way of such an
arrangement are set forth in the com
munication, particularly those relat
ing to the constitutional restrictions
on the president in making a joint ol
In view of the determination ol
the United States not to be a party
to the joint guaranty there is anxietj
shown in diplomatic circles as the
outcome on the question of in
demnities. One view is that the ma
jority of the powers being favorablt
to a joint guaranty will execute this
joint instrument and thereafter carry
on a concert of their own. In that
event, it is said, the United States
would arrange directly with China as
to the major portion of the indem
nity. The representatives of most ol
the - European powers do not believe
that a resort to The Hague tribunal
proposed by the United States will be
acceptable to their governments.
JAPANESE STILL THERE.
Several Rescuing Parties Have Since Gone Into
the Mine, but None Have Returned, and
H b Feared All Have Been Overcome by .
Gas Mine May Have to be Flooded to
Stop the Fire.
Port Royal, Pa., June 11. The
Pittsburg Coal & Coke Company's
shaft No. 2, at this place, is again on
fire, after running steadily for seven
years, and at least au men are in the
mine, many of whom, it is feared,
will never be heard from again. '
About 6 o'clock smoke was seen to
be issuing from shaft No. 2, which is
on the line of the Pittsburg & Lake
Erie Bailroad. It is thought the fire
started from an explosion, and that
six men were in the mine at the .
time. ' Two of the men, who were not
near tbe point where the explosion
occurred, were brought to the surface .
by a rescue party after being nearly
overcome by after damp. They could
give no information as to what caused
the fire and could not say for sure
how many others were in the mine.
After 7 o'clock Superintendent Mc
Cune, of West Newton, and several
bosses with about 20 men went down
shaft No. 1, which is just opposite on
the Baltimore & Ohio side of the
river, and have not been heard from
since. About three hours after the
rescue party had been in the mine
two more explosions were heard.
Meantime the crowd around the Open
ing of the shaft had increased, the
crowd numbering many mothers,
wives and sisters of the men en
tombed. All sorts of plans have been
suggested for the rescue of the men.
Some talk of turning the river into
the mine, but many are opposed to
this for fear of drowning the miners.
All that would be necessary to let the
deluge of water loose in the mines
would be to pull a plug which was
placed in the mines after the explos
ion of seven years ago, and the water
would rush into the mines at a rapid
At 11 o'clock last night four men
volunteered to go down shaft No. 1
and No. 2 and one down shaft No. 3,
but to the present time nothing has
been heard of them.
At 3 o'clock this morning heavy
volumes of smoke are-still issuing
from the mine, and hope of saving
any of the entombed men, miners or
rescuers, is fast disappearing.
The Port Royal mines are situated
on the Youghiogheny river, 37 miles
from Pittsburg. They are owned by
the Pittsburg Coal Company.
District Superintendent McUune,
who is reported killed at the headof a
brave band of volunteers, was one oi
thejnost experienced and best known
miners in Eastern Pennsylvania.
The Port Roval mines are located
in the thick vein coal belt, and are for
that reason extremely gaseous and
dangerous. The state mining offi
cials have made their management
the object of repeated caution.
Seven years ago the mines caught
fire from a similar explosion. The
mine boss was killed but the others in
the pit escaped.
Since Mexico's mining law of 1892
went into effect, more than 9,000
mining titles have been issued. -
In Atchison county,. Kansas, a
farmer's wife sold $1,000 - worth - of
butter last year. Another one sold
J564 worth of butter and eggs.
The United States leads all other
nations in the matter of fruit grow-
'ng. Strawberries were valued at
80,000,000 last year and grapes
, , FeB From a Dome.
Buffalo, N. Y., June 1L Com
mander J. H. Bull, of the United
States navy, in charge of the hydro
graphic service on the Pan-American
grounds, fell from the dome of the
government building. His skull
was fractured about the left eye, and
one of his legs was broken. The hos
pital authorities - say that, whilehis
injuries - are serious, he probably will
June Snow in North Dakota.
Jamestown, N. ' D., June 8. A
snow storm occurred today through
out the central- and - northern por
tions of North Dakota. - At James
town snow fell two hours. A similar
state of affairs is reported in towns
on the Jamestown Northern Railroad
The snow quickly melted. Snow fell
late in May 1891, but a similar fee
currence in June is not known to
nave happened befo
IN NUEVA ECIJA.
No Sign Yet ef Withdrawing Her Troon
From China. .
Pekin, June 12. The Chinese ex
press great satisfaction at the an
nouncement of the intention of th
court to return to Pekin in Septem
ber. All the foreign troops, with tht
exception of the legation guards, art
expected to withdraw before the mid
die of that month, the only troops no
already under orders of withdrawn
being the Japanese, whose govern
ment is sending reliefs. It is said,
however, at the Japanese legation
that when Japan is absolutely certain
the other powers are evacuating, hei
own troops can be withdrawn on two
days' notice. General Vbyron, the
French commander, has instructions
to leave one brigade for service in
China, and the French transports are
en route. The British will have com
pleted their departure by the end ol
September, 10 transports making two
journeys to India. . " " ; '
Stolen Gold Recovered. ' .
Mineral Point, Wis.. June 12.
Thirteen thousand dollars more of the
gold coin stolen from the . First
National Bank here May 24 has been
recovered. It was in the vault of an
outhouse of a city hotel, about a block
from the looted bank, at --which the
prisoner, Stewart Jeleff, boarded.
This find and the $8,000 before recov
ered comprises all the gold missing.
The balance, $a,UO, is in currency,
and the detectives hope to recover it
later. - .-.
Provincial Government Has Been Established
at San Isidro.
Manila, June 12. The Philippine
commission returned to Manila today
from' the prov ince of Nueva Ecija,
Luzon, .having organized provincial
government at San Isidro, capital of
General Taft told the people that
if no power were given to levy cus
toms, the expenses of the central gov
ernment would be paid by additional
internal taxes. He pointed out also
that if the decision of the authorities
at Washington should result in free
trade with the United States, opening
up such a great market, the increase in
land values would enable the people
to respond to the increased internal
taxes. The northern tour has been
The American astronomical com
mission has returned from Sumatra,
and will sail shortly for-home.
Lieutenant Wray s command has
had six engagements with the insurg
ents in the province of Sorsogon,
Luzon, killing six. Twenty-three in
surgents were captured at Atimon,
province of Tabayas. Several minor-
captures are reported from other parts
of Southern Luzon, where the insurg
ents are still active.
The report circulated in the United
States that General Cailles has sur
rendered is unfounded.
. , Boer Losses Heavy. . - .
London June 12. Lord Kitchener
in a dispatch from Pretoria under to
day's date, says the number of Boert
killed, imprisoned or surrendered dur
ing the last month totaled 2,640.
irom June l to v, . zo uoers were
killed, four were wounded, 49 madt
prisoners and 33 surrendered and -. 651
rifles, 115.550 rounds of ammunition,
120 wagons and 4,000 horses were'
tured. ... ,
Immigration at Manila.
Washington, June 11. The total
number of immigrants arriving at
Manila from July to November, 1900,
was 6,302, of whom 507 were females.
Of the total number arriving, 5,560
had been in the Philippines before;
3,032 could neither read nor write,
and 1,517 brought $30 or more an
' Miraculous Escape.
Denver, June 12. Passengers from
the Pacific coast report the miraculous
escape from death of Mrs. Phoebe
Daivs, an aged woman from Los Anr
geles, Cal., who, while in a state of
somnambulism, walked off the swiftly
moving train. She was only slightly
hurt. She arose after all the passen
gers in the sleeper had gone to bed
and walked to the platform. The
porter was the only person who saw
her jump. .