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COBVAIiLIS, BENTON COTJNTY, OEEGON, FEIDAT, JUNE 21, lSOl.
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 26.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
OF THE WORLDS
K Comprehensive Review of the lmporvii
Happenings of the Past Week Prese M
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
A servant girls' union is being
formed in Chicago. (
"The United States may establish a
clearing house at Manila. '
The surrender of the Filipino leader
Cailles has been confirmed.
Minister Loomis has been . trans
ferred from Venezuela to Persia.
Porto Ricans will hereafter work in
harmony with the United States. '
Claim of Chilean vessel Itata against
the United Shates has been dismissed.
Thrty-five hundred trackmen of
Canandian Pacific have gone on a
strike. . ... . '; . . .-
Empress dowager of China is plot
ting to put a new emperor on the
throne.- j - :':
Mormons want to settle on govern
ment lands in Mexico vacated by
Five more Chicago firms have ac
ceded to the demands of the striking
- Moran Bros., of Seattle, have se
cured a force of nonunion machinists
Industrual commission proposes to
find out whether manufacturers sell
cheaper abroad than at horiie.
Twelve hundred men were laid off
at the1 works of the Newport, R. I,
shipbuilding company, on account of
the machinists strike. "
A number of -Filipino prisoners
have been sentenced to death by the
military commission for - .murder,
assault , and . violation of the rules of
War. ' ' '. . - .
Philippine customs revenues are
increasing. . ;
- i 8ix frame buildings were burned at
Cailles will surrender his entire
fprce at Santa Cruz. "-..
-.incoming snips report passing
quantities of wreckage on the ocean
- Boers surprised a force of Victoria
mounted rifles near Middlcsburg and
captured two pompons.
'It is ex'epcted that negotiations at
Pokin. will be settled this months
"Ten' persons were injured by a tor
nado in South Dakota.
.. Two Indians . tried to murder the
Umatilla chief of police. .
1 Von Waldersee will be created a
prince on his return to Germany.
' Only one body has been recovered
from the wreck of the ferry boat North
field..,;.-? r " ... - -
The Harriman interests have se
cured i .control of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul road.
Lulu Prince-Kennedy was convict
ed of murder in the second degree and
punishment was fixed at ten yeras
An extensive syndicate isbuying
tip eastern street car lines with the
. intention of forming a complete mon-
: opoly. .
The Chief of the. forestry bureau of
- the Philippines has issued a circular
in which it is stated that the. timber
supply in the Philippines is almost
Negroes about Leavenworth. Kan
8as, are . arming themselves with re
volvers purchased from the troops at
. Fort Leavenworth, and it is thought
they intended to avenge the recent
burning of a Negro.
Eleven- hundred butchers are on
strike in San Francisco.
The Cuban convention has accepted
the original Piatt amendment.
The new battle ship Illinois is the
fastest vessel of her class afloat.
Americans were again' successful
in the international trap shoot.
Extensive commissary frauds have
been Uicovered at San lfrancico.
Another name has been added to the
Port Sloyal, Pafcoal mine horror.
Thirty-four- students graduated
from the Oregon Agricultural, college.
. Insurgent general Cailles refuses to
surrender, except on his own terms.
Extensive German' influence in the
Yangtse district alarms the British
- press. . - .' '
Donald McPhial.. a" prominent
Eastern Oregon sheepman, was found
dead by the roadside. " -
The Washigton legislature has ad
journed after amending the capital
punishment law and passing three
vetoed biills. -.
- The governmnet is ' preparing to
fire three and one half tons of dyna
mite under the Narorws between Forts
Hamilton and Wadsworth.
There are 14,000 oysters to a ton.
Biver Jordan water is now exported
regularly for baptismal purposes. : .
In Georgia it is estimated that- 30,
000 Negroes have been graduated at a
cost of $100,000,000, which colleges
are supported by Northern money. -
The first mention of stamps is in.
the letters of the old -Bishop Synesius-
of Gyrene, on the Greek coast of
Africa, 400 years after .the Christian
era.- . ...
A WONDERFUL MATHMEATICAN.
Death of Prof. Tauman H Safford, of Wit
; ( . liams College.
New York, June 17. President Tru-.
man Henry Safford, the mathematic
ian and astronomer, whose death has
just been announced, will be burled
in- the college burying ground at Wil
He was born at Royalton, Vt., 65
years ago. At an early age he attract
ed attention by his powers of calcula
tion. He-' could mentally extract the
soriare and cube root of numbers of
nine and ten places of figures, and
could multiply four figures as rapidly
as it could be done upon .paper. In
1845, when he was 9 years old, and
nine years before he was graduated
from Harvard college, he prepared an
almanac, and at the age of 14 he cal
culated the eliptic elements of the
first comet of 1849. . By a method of
his own he abridged by one-fourth the
labor of calculating the rising and set
ting of the moon. After long and dif
ficult problems had ben read to him
once, he could give their result with
out effort. - "
THREE MEN IN A BOAT.
British Seamen Make Long but Useless Voy-
age to Secure Help. ' . "
Halifax, N. S, June 15. After sail
ing nearly 700 miles In an open boat
to take relief to their ship, the Bor
der Knight, Mr. Mathie, chief officer.
and two of the crew, arrived at Sheet
Harbor, the end of their 15 days' jour
ney, to find that their steamer had
just been towed in, a distance of 450
miles, by the Spanish steamship Dur-
anco, from Philadelphia for Bilboa.
Captain W. P. Splatt, of the Border
Knight, and his . crew were landed
here, while the brave little rescue par
ty found a haven 40 miles to the east
ward. rV '
When the Border Knight's tail shaft
broke, in latitude 34:10 north and Ion
gitude 59:44 -west,, -300 miles north
east of . Bermuda, . sails were rigged
and she began to make her way slow
ly northward.. Provisions were scarce,
for she had. made an unusually slow
voyage from Africa and the situation
seemed to be desperate, as she was
far out of the track of commerce..
Mr. Mathie and the two men vol
unteered to set out in the lifeboat
with a flimsy bit of sail to bring as
sistance to" the British steamer. - This
was May 29, and June 7 the Duranco,
outward bound, responded to the sig
nals of distress on the Border Knight.
They were sighted by the Trave on
Saturday. The Border Knight was
bound" from Cape Verde Islands to
New York. ,
FIRE AT A HEALTH RESORT.
Hotel at West Baden, . Ind.. Burned Several
Reported Lost " -
Indianapolis, June 15. Telephone
messages from Salem and Bedford, to
the journal received this ..morning
The" "West Baden Springs Hotel, at
West Baden, one of Indiana's most
famous health and pleasure resorts,
burned early this morning. It could
not be learned how the fire started.
Everything in connection with the
hotel building was destroyed, and it
was rumored that several. lives were
lost, but this could not be confirmed.
Telephone and telegraph communica
tion with Indianapolis was destroyed
while the story of the fire was being
told. - -- . ' . - ;
The hotel is. said to have had sev
eral hundred guests, and all of theii
belongings , were destroyed, there
having been no time to save anything.
Assistance was asked of the fire de
partments or . near-ny towns, but on
account of the lack of transportation
facilities no aid could be rendered,
: One of the proprietors said -that
part of the building was erected 12
years ago, and they had been adding
to it ever since, until the valve of the
property was. about $1,000,000 - this in
cluding the grounds and buildings.
There is only insurance of $100,000.
FOUR LIVES LOST.
Schooner Wrecked in a Fog
St. Johns, N. F., June 15. The
schooner Czar, - bound to Labrador
with fishermen and their families, 70
persons altogether," was driven ashore
on Cabot Island on the north coast
of New Foundland in a dense fog and
gale. r Four men were drowned and
six others were injured, but the wo
men and children, all landed, safely.
The survivors were on the island
two days without ' food ; or Bhelter.
Then another vessel, passing toward
Labrador, sighted their distress sig
nals, rescued them and landed them
on the mainland, whence they will re
turn home on board a mail steamer,
The Czar became a total wreck, and
those on board of her lost their be
longings.. The women -and children
were in a pitiable plight when " they
reached the island, being aroused at
midnight, and being able to secure
only a little of their clothing,
' For a Chinese Republic -
.".Honolulu, June 9, via San Francis
co, June 15. San Yet Sen, the. Chi
nese reformer, left on the America
Mara June 5 for China, for the pur
pose of starting a revolution. . His
intention is to overthrow the Empress
Dowager and the -mandarins. His
idea Is to have China ruled by a presi
dent on the lines of the Government
of America. He says that there will
be a strong force at his back, and he
has the -support of many prominent
white men in China, as well as thous
ands of natives. This is the third
revolution which he has attempted in
" His Life a Failure.'
New York,' June 17. William Her-
ford, an aged German of Williams
burg, is dead by his own hand, hav
ing shot himself by the side of a work
bench in his carpenter shop after re
alizing that at the . end of 30 years
struggle to find the secret of perpetu
al motion he was as far as ever from
the goal he sought. He - was found
with a bullet through his brain, his
pipe clenched between his set teeth.
and his head resting upon a piece of
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A BrieT Review of of the
Growth and Improvemeuts of the Many
Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com
monwealth Lateil Market Report v
A new steam laundry will be start
ed at Eugene.
The Southern Pacific has opened a
down-town ticket office in Salem..
Two mining claims in the Granite
district were recently sold for $18,000
to the Gray's Peak gold mining com
pany. . ; .- '
It is reported that ' the fruit in
Eagle and Pine valleys has been
killed by the late frosts. I Much grain
is also killed, and the clover and al
falfa injured. , i;.,
Rich quartz claims on Quartz gulch.
near Alamo, were sold last week to a
mining man from Iowa for $25,000.
It is the intention of the new owner
to put a mill on the property.-
Taxes collected in Baker county for
the year 1900 have been turned over
to the treasurer. -They amount to
nearly $50,000, and the entire amount
was collected in about 60 days, v
The Willamette river is " so low
above the locks that only one -boat is
now -running; and that with difficulty
in getting over .the shallow places,
The steamer Buth is'having a smaller
wheel put in, so that she can run all
.--": A soda tank'blew up at Boseburg a
few days ago. One piece smashed
through the ceiling, another fragment
flew out into a front room, creating
consternation, and -- another piece
wrecked a partition m one corner of
the room, and smaller pieces flew
; ' Eugene will have a two days' Fourth
of July celebration.
.The Whitney council now meets
twice a month instead of once as
fourth, regiment, O. JN. U., will go
into camp at Eugene June 27, and
remain until after the Fourth.
Beports from along the Columbia
river show a much better run of
salmon than in the past few weeks.
commencement exercises "are in
progress or about to begin in most, of
the colleges and universities of the
state. .. : -
The Bogue Biver Mining & Milling
Company has about finished cleaning
up at its mine on the left hand fork
of Foots creek.
A new electirc light company has
been formed in Salem. It will - also
operate a system of street railways.
Capital stock, $130,000. ..vy.v';
The new military code regulating
the O. 3f . G. will be ready for distri
bution in a few days. - The new set is
much stricter than the one now ' in
use. ' . . ".'-,. ; .. .. '. . : .....
The Lakeview- Water Company has
a crew of men working on the im
provement which will convey the
company s water . in tiling direct
from the spring to the summit of the
hill overlooking Lakeview.
Portland Markets. -
.Wheats-Walla Walla, 6162c. ;val-
lcy, nominal: bluestem, . 6162c.
per bushel. 7 -: ; .
Flour Best grades, $2. 90 3. 40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $1.32ML35 percen
tal ; gray, $1.301.32M per cental.
Barley Feed, $1717.50: brewing,
$17 17. 50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; midd-l
tings, $21.50; shorts, - $20.00; chop.
iHay Timothy, $12. 50 14; clover,
7i).50; Oregon wild hay, $67
r ton. ,
Hops 1214c. per lb.
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 7 11c; mohair, 20 21c.
per pound. -
Butter - Fancy creamery, 15
17Jc. ; dairy, 1314c. ; store, 11
12 c. per pound. -
';Eggs Oregon ' ranch, 1212c.
per dozen. - - . .. - v .
Cheese ull cream, twins, 12 c;
Young America, 1313 Jc. per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00;
hens, $3 3. 50; dressed, 8 10c. per
pound; springs, $1.50 3 per dozen;
lucks, $3 3. 00; geese, $4 o. 50; tur
keys, live, 8 10c; dressed, 910c.
per pound. - - ' -
Potatoes Old, $11.20 per sack;
new, l2c. per pound. -
Mutton Lambs 4c; per ' pound
rrjss ; best sheep, wethers, -with wool.
.tt.zois4.ou; aressea, , og c per
pound. . , . " . : -
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
ugnt, - f4. o(sso; aressea, c." . per
Veal Large, 6J7c per pound;
small, 7ec. per pound. .
, Beef Gross, top steers, $4.254.60;
cows and heifers, $3.754.00; dressed
beef, 77c. per pound.
Admiral Rogers- will represent the
united states at the unveiling of the
ferry monument in Japan.
It is reported that the head of Bear
Admiral Sampson . will - appear , on
medals commemorating the battle of
Satiago bay. . - -
- Bice, raw eggs and - boiled venison
require onh one hour to-digest. At
the other end . are pork, roast beef,
cabbage and hard eggs, ' which re-
juire four to five hours.
8URPRISED BY BOERS.
Victoria Mounted Rifles Overcome By a Su-
- pcrior Force." ""'.'-'-,
London, June 18. Lord Kitchener
has cabled from Pretoria under today's
late as follows: -
Near Welmansrust, 20 miles north
of Middleburg, 250-Victoria mounted
rifles from General Beaston's com
mand were . surprised in . camp at
3teenkbolspruit by a superior force of
Boers at 7 :30 p- m. June 12. The
snemy crept up to within short range
and poured a deadly fire into the
camp," killing two officers and 16 men
and wounding . four officers and 38
men, of whom 28 were only slightly
wounded. ." Only two officers and 50
men escaped, to General ' Beaston's
camp. The remainder were taken
prisoners and released. Two pom-
pos were captured by the' enemy.
Full details have not yet been re
The serious reverse which Lord
Kitchener reports is the first accident
of the kind that has happened to the
Australian contingent, and it is sup
posed to be due to neglect of proper
picketing. Although it is offset bj
the defeat inflicted upon ' Dewet, the
loss of the guns is regarded as a serious
matter, which will encourage the
Boers to continue the struggle.
More or less fanciful accounts are
published on the continent of alleged
peace - negotiations, but there is
nothing in them and nothing has
come of ' the interview ,- between Mr.
Botha and "Mr. Kruger, beyond re
vealing the fact that Mr. Kruger will
listen to no proposals unless they are
accompanied with a guarantee' of ; in
dependence of the republics.
The Daily Mail s Cape Town cor
respondent says : that Cecil Bhodes,
speaking at Buluwayo . Saturday,
predicted that a . federation of South
African states would come in three or
four years, but he contended that
to grant self-government to the repub
lics before federation would render
JAPAN'S WAR ON RATS.
Energetic Measures Taken to Suppress the
. . . Plague."--...."--';', :;;.:
Yokohama, June 1, via Victoria,
B. C. June 18. Much consternation
has been awakened by the escape of a
rat at Tokio'. " The medical authori
ties of , the Imperial university were
3n gaged in experimenting on some
rodents in the introduction 'of plage
bacilli ! into their veins,, wjen one of
the animals eluded " their . vigilance,
nd' as a consequence several have
recently been discovered 'in" the hos
pital infected with the disease. - As a
result : the . war "against them lias
assumed huge proportions.' The
Tokio municipality has voted 30,000'
yen, rat traps 'by the thousand are
distributed- among ; the people, and
a bounty of 5 sen each is offered for
their . capture. ' With ' all this evidence-
of consternation - there is no
need of fear that the the disease can
gain a foothold in 'i the country 'in
which such measures for .prevention
have been taken. While sporadic
cases appear here and there,- they
are instantly isolated, and the spread
of the contagion . is rendered practi
cally impossible. The authorities
do not hesitate to adopt the most
drastic measures -in each instance,
and as a result the empire is today in
& better sanitary condition than any
other nation in the world. . .: ; .
The cabinet , muddle is not only
still unsettled, but it becomes every
day more complicated and hopeless of
solution. ' The " source of trouble,
while dignified as a strife between
the principle of a " party; minsitry
and that of an independent - cabinet,
responsible only to the sovereign, is
almost lost . sight of in the pettiness
of the political squabbles which have
come to the surface, making : it im
possible for any . statesman without
complete- loss of self-respect, to un
dertake the task of forming a minis
STRIKE OF TRACKMEN.
Employes of the Canadian Pacific Will Co
- Out m Body.
Vancouver, B. C, June 18. All of
the Canadian Pacific trackmen will go
out . tomorrow morning at 6 o'clock,
the demand of those ' in the eastern
division for an increase in wages of 20
cents ; per : day ; not having been ac
ceded to. Officials of the road state
that the - granting of this demand
would mean ' an additional annual
expenditure of $40Q,000. Men are
being secured to tako charge of
bridges and portions of ; track where
surveillance is "necessary, and it is
announced that all trains will be run
tomorrow as usual. -;-. .
. ' California Train Wreck, -Santa
Cruz, CaL, June 15. The
narrow - gauge Southern - facinc pas
senger train from San Francisco was
wrecked today near' Rincon. - Engi
neer James . Stanley and , Fireman!
Henry Coyle were seriously injured.
The locomotive, tender and baggage
car were badly smashed. The wreck
occurred on a curve. The passenger
car, containing 40 people, . did not
leave the track. ,
: Battle on the Tonkin frontier.
Tacoma, June 18. The steamship
Tacoma brings . news from. Hong
Kong that the French forces in Ton
kin lost " four ; officers and-17 soldiers
in a fight along the Tonkin frontier
with marauding bands of . Chir sse,
aggregating over 500. " The Chinese
forces : include 1,000 ""regulars - who
preferred - robbery to . soldiering.
Many Chinese women were killed and
the Chinese were driven into Kwang
WITH TRANSPORT INGALLS AND
" HUNDREDS OF WORKMEN.
Vessel Had Just Been Docked for Repairs.
r Floating Dry-Dock was Old and Rotten,
and Timbers were Forced Through the
Walls Thirty Italian Laborers in the Hold
Are Unaccounted For "
: New York, June 17. While the
United States transport Ingalls was in
the balance dry dock at the Erie Bas
in, Brooklyn, Saturday afternoon,
where she was about to undergo extensive-repairs,
she suddenly slipped
from the blocks and capsized. One
man is known to have been killed and
many injured. .
There were about 240 carpenters,
machinists and others at work on the
vessel and dock at the time. It is sup
posed that " the vessel . was thrown
from an even keel by ballast improp
erly placed or by the shifting of the
blocks on which she rested, causing
her to list to starboard, driving the
shearing beams through- jthe rotten
walls of the old floating drydock in
which she was cradled. Besides the
mechanics ' and other workmen who
crowded the vessel and dock, prepar
ing her for a voyage to Manila, about
30 Italian laborers are supposed to
have been in the hold of the ship em
ployed in shifting pig iron ballast.
While the workmen were trying to es
cape the dock itself, overbalanced by
the weight of the ship, turned on its
side and sank in 50 feet of water. A
number of the men were borne down
into the water and jammed under and
beneath the wreckage. - How many
were caught could not be learned to
night. . Martin Anderson,5 a painter,
was caught under the descending side
of the ship and killed outright.. Oth
ers were dragged out of the water
badly injured or . half drowned, and
hurried to the- hospitals.
' Added to the horror of tonight was
the uncertainty of the fate of the men
in the vessel's hold.- Some managed
to get to the dock and leaped into the
water as the vessel was sinking, but
it is feared that the majority were
. The Ingalls went into the drydock
at 11:30 o'clock this -morning, and
about 180,000 was to have been ex
pended on her repairs. The dock in
which she . was placed was a very old
one, having been constructed" over 50
years ago. No one could be found
tonight who could give an estimate of
the damage caused by the disaster.
FERRY BOATS COLLIDED.
Probable Loss of .Life in New York Harbor
Boats Badly Damaged. "
New .York, June 17.The wooden
side-wheeler Northfield, which has
been in .the service of the Statan Is
land Ferry Company for the past 38
years, was rammed tonight by the
steel-hulled propeller Mauch Chunk,
used as a ferry-boat by the Central
Railroad of New Jersey. The collis
ion occurred just off the Statan Island
ferry slip, at the foot of Whitehall
street, and in less than 20 minutes
afterwards the Northfield, which was
crowded with passengers, sank at the
outer end of the Spanish Line pier in
the East River. The Mauch Chunk,
which was badly damaged, landed two
dozen passengers who were aboard of
her. Over 100 passengers of the sunk
en Northfield were dragged out of the
water by people along shore, and the
crews of the fleet of river tugs which
promptly responded to the ferry-boats'
call - for- help. A few of the North
field's passengers were hurt in the
accident, and the police believe that
some lives were lost,
v Captain Daniel Gully, of the tugboat
Mutual, who saw the ferry-boats crash
together,, says that immediately after
the collision between 25 and 30 pas
sengers leaped into the water, and
that many of these perished. Captain
Gully also declared that he is sure
that over 100 of the Northfield's pas
sengers were drowned. ;
Anarchists Will Shoot at Dummies.
- New York; June 17. The World
ays: .---.- . -. .. ...
"Wooden dummies, wearing metal
chest-protectors, and representing the
crowned, despots of -Europe, are to be
set up in Liberty Park, Ridgewood, L.
I., for anarchists to shoot at. This
occasion will be the grand annual love
feast of the anarchists of Greater New
York. Johann Most will be marshal.
chief patron and honored guest.
The anarchists, a year ago,, passed
resolutions declaring that the war
which they had made upon capital and
power had not met with success. So
they organized themselves into a rifle
club and bought ' the - wooden dum
- - Deaths From Heat
Chicago. -June 17. Although the
temperature was milder today, there
were three deaths attributable to the
heat of the last three days. ....
Work of Army in Philippines.
Washington, June IT. The War De
partment gave out statistics today
showing: That up to January, 1, 1901,
the number of insurgents captured or
surrendered was 21,497, together with
5048 rifles, 66 field pieces, over 3.-
000 shells and balls, 576,600 rounds of
ammunition, and 19 'tons of powder.
From January 1 to April 1-7, the num-
ber of captured Included 247 officers.
2459 - men ; the number surrendered
was 820 officers, 6492 men; or a grand
total to that date of 31,315 insurgents.
To this is to added 1558 rifles; 45,000
pounds of ammunition, 408 bolos and
Z4 pieces of cannon.
' - Fire at Russian Navy Yard. .
St- Petersburg, June 17. A fire at
the Galley's Island shipyard yesterday
consumed the slips, the cruiser Wiljas
and other vessels, the government and
other buildings there and a large stock
of timber. - The flames also leaped the
Neva-Fontanka canal, destroying sev
eral military warehouses filled - with
supplies. . . : ;
According 16 the Novoe Vremya," 12
persons lost their lives in the flames.
The damage done amounts to 10,000,-
EARL. WAS A BIGAMIST.
But His Lordship Was Arrested on His Re.
turn to England.
London, June 19. Earl Bussell
was arrested . today on a charge of
having contracted a' bigamous mar
riage in the United States..
The Earl was met at the railway
station upon' his arrival from the
country by detectives with a warrant
add was taken to the Bow street po
lice court, where he was formally
charged. The nobleman appeared to
be unconcerned. ;
While Earl Bussell waited in the
ante room the summons to appear
before the magistrate, the woman he
married in America joined him.
When the case was called a represent
ative of the public prosecutor said
the prisoner was charged with felon
iously marrying Mrs. Mollie Somer
ville, daughter of the late George
Cooke, of Combernauld, Sotcland.
- The prosecution proceeded to out
line - the Earl's marriage to Mabel
Scott, his first countess), their separ
ation and his subsequent disappear
ance from England with a neighbor,
Mrs. Somerville, and discovery that
he . and Mrs. Somerville were located
together at Beno, Nev. April 14,
1900, Earl Bussell obtained a license
to marry . Mollie Cooke, otherwise
Mrs. 6omerviile, in"" Nevada, and a
judge performed the ceremony April
Counsel for the Earl pointed out
that the prosecution omitted mention
cf the divorce proceedings instituted
by his lordship in America. In the
event of a conviction the case will be
taken to the house of lords, as Lord
Bussell is entitled - to a trial by his
SERVANT GIRLS'. UNION. "
Work of Organization Is in Progress in Chi.
'. cao Eight Hour Day.
Chicago, June 19. Union labor is
to take a hand in the servant problem
in Chicago, ii has been decided by
the local branch of the Woman's In
ternational Label League to start a
vigorous crusade for the organization
of the thousands of girls' whose work
is in the homes of Chicago. The
announcement of the league's decision
was made on the floor of the Chicago
Federation- of Labor and was received
with applause by the delegates to the
assembly. Committees have been
appointed and the work of organizing
the union will begin at once. The
union will announce a regular scale of
wages. An eight hour day will be de
clared in vogue, with extra pay for
holidays and overtime. The number
of afternoons each servant, girl may
have for recreation each week also
will be stipulated. It was estimated
that there were more than 600,000
girls and women in Chicago willing
and eligible lor this new movement,
They will work in sympathy with
affiliated organizations of female labor,
CONCESSION IS ASKED.
Mormons Want to Settle on Government
- . Lands Vacated by Indians.
Mexico City,. June 19. A Mormon
agent, James Cannon, is here for the
purpose of securing from the govern
ment a concession for settling 1,000
Mormons in Sonora. on the lands
from which the Yaqui Indians have
been driven. Mr. Cannon says :
"We . believe that if suitable tracts
of lands are placed at our disposal in
the Yaqui country, we will do much
in this country in . the interest of
peace, for the Mormon .church has
faced the Indian problem almost
since its organization. We require
no rifles in our management of the
red brother, and are. always instilling
into his mind that we are his friends
and not his foes. If the concession
is obtained, a commissioner will be
sent at once into the Yaqui territory
by the Mormon church for the pur
pose of . ascertaining the attitude of
the Indians, and if peaceful a con
tract will be made and lands pur
chased trom the xaquis. '
' Brazil Settles American Claim.
Washington, June 19. A cable
gram received at the state depart
ment from United States Consul
Bryan,' at Petropolis; announces that
the Brazilian government has paid
the indemnity requested for the de
struction by a mob of Baptist Chapel,
in the province of ruchtheroy, main
tained. by the American Baptist mis
sion. ; . r : "
' " Accident to Actress. :
? Clevleand, O,; June 19. Mrs,
Anna Chapman, a member of the
Eugenie : Blair dramatic company,
now playing at the Lyceum theater,
in this city, fell through a trap door
tonight and sustained a fractured
skull. Her condition is serious. -
Craves of Soldiers Decorated. :
Tien Tsin, June 19, This being
the anniversary of the beginning of
the siege of Tien Tain . the ladies to
day decorated the graves of the sold
iers of all nationalities. - -
v Disapproved by President " .
Washington, June 19. The presi
dent has disapproved an act of the
Cherokee' Indian council, providing
for a committee to execute a new ar
rangement with, the Dawes commis
sion.. The tribe, by popular vote,
recently objected, by a majority of
over 1,000 Notes, to the agreement
which had been made between its
representatives and the Dawes commission.
LIBERAL PARTY OF ENGLAND 18
DIVIDED OVER WAR.
Announcement by the Secretary of War of the
Terrible Death Rate Among Boer Pris
oners Creates Sensation In Parliament
Policy of War Department b Severely
Criticised Reforms Promised.
London, June 19. Beplying to
questions in the House of Commons,
Mr. Broderick, the war secretary,
said there are 40,229 .persons in the
"concentration camps of the Trans
vaal and Orange Biver colony.- The
deaths in these camps for the month
of May numbered 98 men and women
and 318 children. The announcement
of the mortality was received with
groans from the Irish members and
cries of "Scandalous." Mr. Brod
erick added that the authorities are
arranging for the release of the women
and children who have friends to re
ceive them, but the governent could
not undertake to locate them in iso
lated places. -
The division in the house of com
mons on the motion made by Lloyd
to adjourn the house on the question
of the treatment of Boer women and
children, which was rejected by a
vote of 253 to 134, served to accentu
ate the split in the Liberal party on
the government '8 far east policy. Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannermann, the
Liberal leader, . also denounced the
policy of concentrating women and
children in camps and with a num
ber of others, voted in the minority
on the motion. About 50 Liberal
Imperialists abstained from voting as
protest against the Bannermann-
Harcourt-Morley section of the house
of commons identifying themselves
so closely . with the- extreme pro
Boers. BOERS GAINING STRENGTH.
Taking On Many Recruits From Dutch Diet.
ricts of Cape Colony.
New YorK, June 19. The situa
tion in South Africa is far from sat
isfactory just now to Englishmen,
says the Tribunes' London corres
pondent. It is believed that. the
Boers are gaming many recruits from
the Dutch districts of Cape Colony,
and in spite of Mr. Chamberlain's
calm assertion that the embers of
war are only smoldering, it looks very
much as if they had burst into flames.
A question will shortly be put in
the Liberal benches in the house of
commons as to the proposed suspen
sion of the constitution in Cape Col
ony. There is a general belief that
Mr. Chamberlain and Lord Miller
will hesitate before taking this step.
Lawyers aie of the opinion that the
only way it could be legally accom
plished would be by an act of parlia
ment, and in the present state of pub
lic business the government will
scarcely care to invite opposition on
such an issue.
Boers Will Never Give Up.
Denver, June 19. Commandant W.
D. Snyman, of the South African re
public, is in Denver on a lecture tour,
the proceeds of which are to aid the
Boer prisoners. -"The
struggle in South Afiica is
not a race animosity," said Com
mandant Snyman. "It is an awful
war, a political war, brought about by
political gamblers and speculators,
and so long as they have life the
Boers will fight for their liberty.
Our wive3 and daughters will pray
and fight with us. "Mothers send
their sons into battle with a prayer.
Widows and orphans are suffering,
yet believing that God will bring
them finally to victory." -
Kitchner Has Moved.
London, June 19. Lord Kitchener
has not yet cabled the details of the
reverse of the Victorian Bifles of
General Beaston's column at Steen
koelspruit, June 12. Small affairs
continue to be reported from South
Africa. Scheerper's commando is
locked in at Murraysburg, in Cape
Colony. Lord Kitchener has moved
Wants to Forcet the Maine.-
Madrid, June 15. At a council of
the Cabinet held yesterday, the. Queen
Regent presiding, it was decided that
any claims emanating from American
subjects relative to the destruction of
the battle-ship Maine in Havana har
bor should be addressed to the Gov
ernment of the United States, in con
formity with the Treaty of Paris.
: Machinists in the South will Strike.
.' Savanah, Ga., June 19. A com
mittee of union machinists waited on
Superintendent of Motive Power Sy
monds, of the Plant system today,
and notified him that they had been
instructed by the union to demand a
nine hour day with 10 hours' pay.
One hundred and fifty men are em-,
ployed in the Plant shops here. If a
satisfactory answer to their demand
is not given by noon tomorrow, all
the union' men in the shops will go
OUt. .-' "...''. "
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- . amn uinjuniium. -
; New York, June 19. Thomas Cur
tis Clarke, consulting " engineer and
ex-president of the American Society
of Civil Engineers, is dead at his
home in this city. . He was born . at
Newton, - Mass., in 1827, - and was
graduated from . Harvard in - 1848.
- He was known as a bridge engineer
J and designer, and built over 250 miles
J of " iron - and steel bridges, viaducts
I and elevated railways.