Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, June 28, 1901, Image 1

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SS&&& I Consolidated Peb. 1899.
K Comprehensive Review of the Unpornv
Happenings of the Past Week Presc iec
. In a. Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
There are
about 27,000 Chinese in
Secretary. Hay has started another
canal treaty.
An American deserter who acted as
Cailles' lieutenant has been placed in
irons. .
Fire destroyed business buildings
and warehouses in Portland, Or., tc
the value of $60,000.
The loss of life in West Virginia
flood will not be as large as first re
ported, while property loss will be
greater. , .
A man in Chicago who attempted
to stop a quarrel between two othei
men, accidentally shot and killed one
of them.
Washington's state grain inspector
predicts that 25,000,000 bushels of
wheat will be harvested in that state
this year.
A sailboat containing a young man
and three girls capsized on Carquinez
straits, in California, drowning oae
of the girls and the young man.
Brazil has formally accepted the
invitation to participate in the Pan
American congress of nations. It is
thought other South American re
publics will now follow this lead.
Frederick H.' Da vies, for . many
years prominent as a civil engineer on
railroads running out - of Chicago,
was killed while attempting to pre
vent a wreck on the Baltimore &
Ohio, near Midland, Ohio.
As a result fo the war between the
United States and Spain, a new
principle has been established, which
prevents neutral menofwar' entering
or departing from a blockaded sport
' without the consent of the blockad
ing fleet.
- Three lives were lost in a storm at
Pittsburg. '
All insurgent prisoners on Luzon
will be released.
Arollio's force .in Batangas is ex
pected to surrender.
President McKinley will visit the
northwest next year. -.; r --
. Several strikers were wounded iim
riots at Columbia, S. C.
Earl Russell will be tried by the
house of lords for bigamy.
The transport Indiana sailed from
Manila with coast artillery.
' Holland will reclaim a whole pro
vince from the Zuyder Zee.
. Cortez, the lexas assassin, is sup
posed to have been captured.
The Prussian crop shortage is the
most serious in recent years.
Cailles, the Filipino leader, surren
dered his force at Santa Cruz.
' General Chaffee has been appointed
military governor of the Philippines.
, Public buildings at Manila are to
be turned over to the civil authorities.
The secretary of state lias addressed
the Russian governmertt on the tariff
Adelbert S. Hay, son of secretary
of State Hay, fell from a Hew Haven,
Conn., hotel window and was killed,
State of Oregon has begun a suit
to collect bond of ex-School Clerk
Davis, who embezzled about $31,000.
At least 2UU perisnea by noods in
the Pocahontas, West Virginia, coal
region. The property loss will reach
General Corbin has started for the
A new political party has been
launched in Kansas City. "
A pro-Boer meeting in London was
the scene of much disorder. . t
- Under the new ruling no duty has
been collected on Bussian oil.
One hundred thousand persons are
anxious to file on Oklahoma lands.
All the volunteers are- expected to
arrive from the Philippines by June
The American ship John McDon
ald, of New York, has been given up
for lost.
Forest fire near Olympia, Wash.,
destroyed a $16,000 logging camp
The United States is said to have
notified Denmark to Bell its West
Indies or fortify them.
A Cuban committed suicide' in New
York because of the difficulty of learn
ing the English language. .
The sale of postage stamps fox the
fiscal year just closing has increased
greatly over any previous year.
P. C. Cheney, of Manchester, N.
H., ex-governor of that state and also
ex-United States senator, is dead.
The southern states plantd 27,532,
000 acres of cotton this year, an in
crease of 2,111,000 acres.
. Texas fever has been discovered
among native cattle of northern Ger
many, and is said to have existed
more than 100 years.
The Berlin city mission, headed
by A. Stocker, issues each week 108,
000 sermons for those who cannot
attend church, 20,000 of
distributed in the oity.
Will Be the First Civil Governor of the
Washington. June 24. Secretary
today issued the order of the president
establishing civil government in the
Philippines. The order follows:
"On and after the 4th day of July,
1901, unless it shall be otherwise
ordered, the president of the Philip
pine commission will exercise the
executive authority in all civil affairs
in the government of the Philippine
islands heretofore exercised in such
affairs by the military governor of
the Philippines, and to that end,
William H. Taft, president of the
said commission, is hereby appointed
civil governor of the Philippine
islands. Such executive authority
will be exercised under and in con
formity to the instructions of the
Philippine commission, dated April
7, 1900, and subject to the approval
and control of the secretary of war
of the United States.
"The , municipal and provincial
civil governments which have been or
shall hereafter be established in said
islands, and all persons performing
duties appertaining to the offices of
civil government in said islands, will,
in respect to such duties, report to
the said civil governor. The power
to appoint civil officers heretofore
vested in the Philipine commission
and the military governor will be ex
ercised by the civil governor, with the
advice and consent of the commis
sion. ;
"The military governor of the Phil
ippines is hereby relieved from the
performance, on and after the said
4th day of July, 1901, of the civil
duties hereinbefore described, but his
authority will continue to be exer
cised as heretofore in those districts
in which ' insurrection against the
authority of the ' United States con
tinues to exist, or . in which public
order is not sufficiently restored to
enable provincial civil governments
to be established under the instruc
tions to the commission, dated April
7, 1900.
"By the. president. t
"Secretary of War.",
Battle-Ship -Massachusetts Successfully
Passed the Narrows.
New York, June 22. Without the
assistance of a pijot and to demon
strate that a first class 'battle ship
could be navigated through Hell Gate
successfully, Captain Henry M. Man
ney took the big battle ship Massa
chusetts through the narrows today.
It was the first time in the history of
the navy that any commander of a
war vessel of this class : ever dared
attempt the feat, and river craft and
the shores were filled today to witness
the trip of the Massachusetts. - The
passing of the mammoth fighting
machine through the dangerous
waters of Hell Gate successfully
proves that in case of hostilities with
a foreign power, a battle, ship of the
same draft as the Massachusetts,- if
she passed the fortifications of Wil
let's Point and Fort Schuyler, could
repeat the performance of the Massa
chusetts. Secretary Long has taken
official noticeof Captain Manney's
feat, and issued orders that no naval
vessel the size of the Massachusetts
shall use the Hell Gate narrows ex
cept in cases of great emergency
Three Men Shot White Trying to
West Virginia Mine.
. Matewan, W. Va., June 22.
Strained relations between the union
and non-union ' miners here- has re
sulted in bloodshed. Yesterday seve
ral hundred union miners who are
on strike marched in a body against
the Maritime mines of this palce,
where non-union men were at work.
They tried to effect an entrance, but
the operators, with 20 guards armed
with Winchesters, blocked the en
trance. The non-union miners were
headed by Superintendent Lambert,
and when the union men persisted in
ther attempt he gave the order to fire.
Fully 50 shots were fired. Two union
miners were fatallly shot and another
dangerously wounded. The union
men aid not return the hre, but dis
persed. ' ' ' - - - - '
All the union miners throughout
Mingo are' collecting, vand serious
trouble is expected tomorrow, when
they will again try to effect an
entrance to the Maratime mines.
Sheriff Hatfieldis on the scene with
50 deputies. - : " - t
- . Will Move Headquarters.
Denver, June 24. George Estes,
president of the Broterhood of Rail
way employes, announces that the
headquarters of the brotherhood will
be moved from San Francisco to Den
ver in the near future. This organiz
ation admits all railway employes
without reference to their particular
line of work. It is a comparatively
new order, but is said to have a large
memberhsip among the railway em
ployes of the West..
... Righting the ingaHs.
New York, June 24. The attempts
to float the capsized army transport
Ingalls at Brooklyn will probably be
made tomorrow. A crew of divers is
working at' closing the "ports and
hatches. . When this is done the hull
will be pumped - out , and - the ship
floated and righted. 'The ship does
not appear to be seriously injured.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of of the
Growth and Improvements of the Many
. Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com.
monwcalth Latest Market Report
"The town of Whitney, in Eastern
Oregon, is to put in a water system.
Baker City is endeavoring to have a
weather bureau established in that
city. , .
Steamboat navigation on the Wil
lamette river to Corvallis has ceased
for the summer.
Probably the last car load of 1900
potatoes in the state was shipped from
Hurlburt a few days ago. !
The Oregon King Gold Mining Co.,
of Sumpter, has filed articles of incor
poration. Capital, $1,000,000.
Arrangements have been made to
make Prairie City a "station" on the
stage line and the chance will be
made shortly.
Reports from the various sections
of the Rogue river valley are to the
effect that the wheat crop this year
will be considerably short of the aver
age. : ;
Sherman county will have an extra
large wheat yield this year. . ; . "
A number of mines in the Robin
sonville district have been bonded. 1
Four hundred head of cattle were
purchased near Eugene at an average
price of $17 per head.
Ore from the Badger mine, Eastern
Oregon, is shipped to San Francisco
at the rate of two carloads every five
days. v
Work is well under way on the new
road from Whitney to Alamo. When
completed this road will decrease the
distance "very materially- and bring
more mines into the shipping list.;
President Did Not Corns But "The Fourth"
Is Coining and There Will Be a Big Time.
The enthusiasm which Portland ex
pected to expend in the entertain
ment of the president and party has
been bottled up and will be let loose
in the celebration of the Fourth of
July. While ; the committee which
is engaged in arranging for the cele
bration is not doing much talking, it
is earnestly and energetically at work
on its plans, and will have several
very large surprises in store for Port
landers and visitors on Independence
Day. The fact that cheap railroad
fares will be provided on all lines
into the city will doubtless prove an
incentive to many residents of the
neighboring cities to come ' in and
help celebrate, and they are promised
a reception . which they will long re
member. -
Bands from "various outside towns
will help to furnish the music, and
all societies of whatever character are
invited to take part in the parade..
L. D. Cole, chairman of the adver
tising committee is working hard to
let the residents of sister cities know
that they will be welcome, and he
says that the city will probably enter
tain more guests during ;the celebra
tion than at any time in her history.
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, -export value,
58c per-"bushel; bluestem, 60c;
valley, nominal.
ifiour best grades, $z.iH3.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.b0. - .
Oats White, $1.321.35; gray,
$L30132 per cental.
Barley Feed, $1717.50; brewing,
?1717.S0 per ton. -
Millstuffs Bran; $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16,
Hay Timothy, $12.5014; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per
-" : Butter Fancy creamery,1517Kc;
dairy, I3i4c; store," I0(gizc per
EggB 1717Kc per dozen.
" Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2,75
3.75: hens, $3.003.50; dressed,. 9
10c per pound; springs, $2. 00 3.75
per dozen; ducks, $34 for old; $2.50
4.00 for young; geese, $45 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, e10c; dressed.
1012c per pound. v;
Cheese-iull cream, twins, 12
12 Xc; Young America, 13 130 per
pound. . ''",
Mutton Lambs, ac, gross
dressed, 77c per pound; sheep.
$3.25, gross; dressed, 6c per pound.
Hogs Gross," 'heavy, $5.756
light, 4.70go; dressed, - II4C per
pound. -
Veal Small, 7 8e; large,
7c per pound. -
. .Beef Grosstop steers, $4.254.60
cows and heifers, $3.754; dressed
beef, 77c per pound. -
Hops 1214c per pound.
Wool Valley, . ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 8 12c; mohair, 2021c per
pound. -.
Potatoes $1.25 1.50 ter sack
f new potatoes, 12c per pound. .
-- .The American Bible Society is pre
paring to issue editions of the Scrip
tures in zu different i" Hipino dialects,
- a gypsy ionune teuer wno was ar
rested in Wyoming had bank notes to
the amount of. $3,500 in a belt about
his waist. - r'
. Announcement of Coiunt von Wal-
dersee's intention to " visit America
in the near future is taken to indicate
an early termination of ' the trouble!
in China.
Two Hundred Lives Lest In a West Virginia
Rain Storm and Flood. '
Bluefields, W. Va.V June 24. This
section has just been visited by a
flood, the extent of which in all prob
ability will equal or exceed that of
Johnstown in loan, bo tar as the loss
of property is concerned. Early yes
terday morning, shortly after mid
night, a heavy downpour of rain be
gan, accompanied by a severe electric
storm, which increased in volume,
continuing for several hours. The
storm continued throughout the
entire night and day and at 10 A. M.,
though the storm had abated, the
lowering clouds threatened another
terrific downpour at any moment.
Many miles of the Norfolk & West
ern railroad track, bridges and .tele
graph lines are entirely destroyed
and communication is entirely cut
off west of Elkhorn, so that it is im
possible to learn the full extent of the
loss of life and property, but officials
of the coal companies located in the
district have sent out messengers to
Elkhorn, the terminus of both tele
graphic and railroad communication,
and have received a report that a con
servative estimate as to the loss of
life will easily reach 200. ;-; Some of
the drowned are among the most
prominent citizens of the coal fields.
. The little town of Keystone, with
a population of 2,000, seems the
greatest sufferer, practically the entire
town being washed away. This town
is the principal one. in the . Pocahon
tas coal fields, and is located near its
center. - It was to a great extent the
headquarters from which the mining
population purchased supplies.
A great number, of the coal and
coke plants throughout the. Pocahon
tas district are .reported practically
destroyed and are in some instances
entirely washed away, i Owing to the
high water which has flooded the dis
trict and prevents communication,
anything like a . correct estimate of
the loss of property is impossible, but
from the best information obtainable
the loss to the property will easily
reach $2,000,000. i ." "
A rough estimate places the num
ber of bridges washed away between.
Bluefields and . Vivian Yards, a dis
tance of 28 miles, at from 15 . to 20,
and from present indications it will
be impossible to run trains through
to Vivian and points west - of there
under a week or 10 days.- This will
render it impossible to get relief into
the stricken districts, and with those
who escaped with their lives, home
less and without food, indescribable
suffering is inevitable. .
Forty Insurgents Killed or Wounded : in
,' Albay.
ManilaJune 22. It is estimated
that 40 insurgents . were killed or
wounded during the recent engage
ments which occurred near Sorsogon-
ln Albay province. : Many insurgents
are returning to their homes..
Charges of theft and sale of prop
erty are made against a number of
the witnesses in the commissary cases.
Jfrovost General Davis has submit
ted a plan for the municipal govern
ment of Manila. The United States
Philippine commission is . modifying
'it. '- - VVo' .-,-.': --' ; .
Washington has been asked for an
appropriation of $10,000 to defray the
expenses of 50 Filipino teachers who
are to study for a year in normal
schools in: the United States, these
schools having offered them free tui
tion.- " -
Two hundred soldier prisoners will
be sent to the United States on the
transport Indiana. "
Three Men Were .Killed and Five Others
Kalama, Wash., June 24. Three
men were killed and five others in
jured by the premature explosion of
a blast on the Oregon & Washington
Railroad. rThe scene of the accident
was in a deep cut about half a mile
south of this place. ' " ;
The cause of the explosion will per
haps never be known, as the men who
were- working at the drill hole were
instantly killed. . About 25 men were
working in. the cut, and from the sur
vivors it was learned that two men
were loading a 12 foot drill hole with
No. I giant powder, and . had : put in
about 100 sticks." It is- supposed
that they had just been tamping the
powder with an iron bar, as they had
sometimes done before,- when - the ex
plosion occurred. . r ; '- .
Americans Invade the Rand.
""LondonT June 25. The Johannes
burg correspondent of the Daily Mail
contributes a long letter to his paper,
in which he describes the American
trade inavsion of the Band, aided, he
alleges, Ty British apathy. The cor
respondent asserts that Americans
are quietly buying up shares and
pushing their efforts in every , direc
tion. He says that practically all
the mining " machinery , is i already
American and refers to - a rumor to
the effect ., that there is an American
movement to capture all the poorer
Band mines.
' - Invasion of Cape Colony.
London. June 25. Lord Kitchener
has sent no report of the Waterkloopf
mishap.' Becent events in . Cape
Colony seem to prove the Uoer inva
sion of that country to i be serious,
A letter to the Daily Mail, dated
Cane Town. June a, con farms ; the
pro-Boer report and says the invaders
number anything from v.uuo to 10,
000;-that they are swarming all over
the eastern and midland districts and
getting recruits and horses. . .
E:qlosion of Fireworks Wrecked the Building
- and Started the Fire Many Were Stunned
and Then Suffocated Before They Recov
ered Consciousness Several Firemen In
lured by Falling Debris.
New York, June 24. Seventeen
persons are believed to have been
killed and a number injured today
the result of a fire following an
explosion among a quantity of fire
works in the store of Abraham M,
Bittenberg, at Paterson, N. J. The
store was on the ground floor of a
tenement buliding,. The " cause of
the explosion is not known, and the
property loss will not exceed $35,000.
The building in which the nre oc
curred was a frame , tenement four
stories high, with stores on the
ground floor. The middle store was
occupied by Bittenberg. Ten fami
lies occupied flats in the building. So
great was the force of the explosion
that a boy playing in the street half
block" away was lifted from his feet
and hurled against an iron fence, one
his legs being broken. A trolley
car was directly in front of the build
ing .when the explosion occurred.
The burst of flame out into the street
scorched the sides of the car and
inged the hair of the passengers.
A number of those who were on the
tipper floors of the building when
the explosion took place were either
stunned and then burned to death, or
found escape cut off and were suffo
cated. After the first explosion there
was a succession of smaller ones, and
then came a second big explosion,
which was muffled and deadened, and
probably occurred in the cellar.
Every window seemed to be emit
ting flames within a minute after the
first explosion. ':. A woman-with her
clothing on fire leaped out of one of
the windows and fell to the yard be
low. - Her dead body was dragged out
of reach of" the flames, but the flesh
was roasted and dropped from the
bones. . Some of the occupants of the
rooms dropped from the windows and
were bruised. - Others hung from the
windows until the firemen came, and
20 persons - were taken down in this
way through the fire and" smoke by
the firemen, while others dropped
into life nets. . .
While the rescues were going on the
firemen : were fighting the flames.
Captain Allen led with a hose line in
an effort to keep the fire from the
upper floors, where it was said many
were penned in. The men had hardly
taken their positions ' and .began on
the sidewalk 4o throw water into the
upper floors when, without any warn-,
ing, the whole' upper part of the
building above them sagged outward
and ielL The captain and two of his
men were buried under - the blazing
debris. One of the men is badly
hurt. - - The building ' in " which the
explosion occurred was destroyed.
Engineers, Senators and Representatives at
I Cheyenne. '.
Cheyenne, Wyo., June 22. State
engineers and representatives and sen
ators from , Western states met in
Jheyenne yesterday to discuss irriga
tion,- government aid and the best
methods of reclaiming arid lands.
State Engineer Fred ' Bond, of
Wyoming, - presided over the engi
neers' meeting, and Hon. H. E.
Burkett, of Lincoln. Neb., was elected
chairman, of the congressional meet
ing, George E. Tobny, of Lincoln,
acted as secretary. Both meetings
were more or less informal," but .some
energetic discussions .were held, prin
cipally on irrigation and the position
of the ; federal government towards
the same.:; Kesolutions were present
ed and a plan outlined for action at
the next session of - congress. It is
understood that Western congressmen
and senators will work together on
this important question as they never
have before, with the result that the
arid West may come in for its share
of government appropriations. .
At a joint meeting of engineers and
congressmen last night, an exhaust
ive bill was drafted covering all points
involved in the irrigation question in
its relation. , to congress. - Owing,
however, to the small number of con
gressmen -present, no action was
taken on : the engineers' bill, but a
committee was appointed to-call a
meeting in Washington just prior to
the meeting of congress. . , - .
- Windstorm in Kansas,
Independence," Kan., June
strong wind storm that ca
morning, from the south and veered
later to the southeast, created consid
earble havoc at Idenpendence. Trees
were UDrOoted. outbuildings -. over
turned and small houses and barns
iftevetf from theirv foundations. The
ironis pi several Dusmess nouses and
windows of dwellings were smashed
m4( The roof; of thiamin building
wae.partly blown off, a large ice house
unroofed and the Santa Fe de
. .Aid for Boer Prisoners. -
New York, June 24. An appeal
has .been issued for ; money to buy
supplies for the women and ; children
of the Transvaal, Who have ; been
gathered-in camps as part of the effort
to : end" the Boer war. . Among the
signers of the appeal are some of the
prominent Clergymen . of this citv,
The appeal says that there are 22, 01)0
men and women in the camps and
that 31a . children died in May.
Ex-Insurgent Takes the Oath of Allegiance
Arollios, Command Will Give Up.
Santa Cruz, Province of Laguna,
Luzon, June 25. General Cailles sur
rendered here yesterday with 650 men
and 600. rifles. The oath of alleg
iance was . administered to the ex-
insurgent. Colonel Canailles, who
fled to the mountains wth a portion
of his troops, likewise surrendered.
Cailles did not sufficiently control the
populace to bring in all tho insurg
ents! in his district. The proceed
ings of surrender were orderly.
It is reported that a large number
of Cailles' followers have approached
him with a proposition that he issue
a strongly worded proclamation de
claring all Filipino insurgents who
refuse to surrender to be considered
as bandits, and that this proclama
tion be published by the insurgent
presidente of every town in Laguna
More Surrenders Expected.
Manila, June 26. The insurgent
general Arollio, together with a con
siderable portion of the forces of Gen
eral Malvar, is expected to surrender
to the American forces at San Jose, in
-Batangas province.
With the change from a military to
a civil government of the Philippine
islands, which occurs July 4, the
difficulty between the department of
the military secretary and civil serv
ice board oyer the matter of holding
examinations in the-civil service for
certain civilians now employed iy
the military department will disap
pear."; t":."-.-:' . -. -
In consequence of the surrender of
General . Cailles, all the insurgent
prisoners on Luzon island will be re
leased. Information from native
sources confirms- previous reports
that General Malvar will soon sur
render. -
Valuables Smuggled Out of the Forbidden
" City Sold to Foreigners. .
Pekin, June 26. There has been
no meeting of the ministers of the
foreign powers at Pekin since the first
of last week, but the ministers them
selves profess satisfaction at the
course of events. - The Chinese forts
have not yet been destroyed. It has
been determined that each nation
shall destroy those forts now occupied
by its troops, .but the ministers find
that the respective military command
ers object to destroying Chinese forts
not occupied by their troops.. Conse
quently the ministers will probably
have to employ Chinese labor to etlect
the destruction of the unoccupied forts
at the expense of the different nations.
Many Chinese enuchs have been
selling valuables which have come
from the Forbidden City. The valu
ables thus sold were probably passed
over the walls of the city to the
enuchs' confederates outside. One
beautifully carved table, which -was
seen in the Forbidden City .only two
weeks ago-, has been sold by a enuch
for 600 taels. ... .No valuables of any
kind have been taken out of the city
through the gates. These are guard
edly American and Japanese troops.
It la estimated that the cost of repair
ing the palace, . independent of the
valuable works of art which are miss
ing, will reach 250,000 tales.
Members - of the staff ol 1A Jlung
Chang and Prince Ching say that
great anxiety is felt regarding the
whereabouts and safety of a large
quantity of gold that was buried in
the Forbigden City. Certain enuchs
who ; knew the secret of the location
of this-pld have disappeared.
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, A Tien Tsin Anniversary.'
Tien Tsin, June 25. The first an
niversary, ot the renet or Tien isin
was celebrated yesterday. The Rus
sian and British authorities have pub
licly thanked the ladies who, June
17, the anniversary of the beginning
of the .siege of Tien Tsin, decorated
the graves of the soldiers of all na
tionalities. The Chinese insurgent
leader. General Mais, is here in con
sultation with the German command
ers concerning the pacification aiitl
reconstruction of the country.
! Ran Down a Launch.
Boston, June 20. While coming
into -the - harbor this morning the
steamer City - of Bangor,-- during a
dense fog, ran dowij the naptha
launch Estelle, anchored off " Deer
island beacon, , Five men on the
launch were thrown into the water
and two drowned.
An Appeal for Foreign Help.
Tien Tsin, June 26. News has
received from Tai Yuen Fu,
provinceot Dan. oi, mas uenerai
Tun Fo Msiang is marcning tnitner,
and the governor of the province has
appealed for foreign help in opposing
his progress. : , - - - -
Rioters Stormed a Monastery.
Madrid, June 26. The anti-clerical
rioers, who have been parading the
streets shouting "burn the convents,
and who hissed the. Infanta Isabella,
ed a monastry during the night,
They were finally dispersed.
Without flU Signature.
Olympia, .Wash-r Jnue 26. Gov
ernor Rogers filed with the secretary
of state today senate bill No. 4 with
out his signature. - Senate bill No. 4
is the act relative to the issuance of
death warrants - and was introduced
Vr Rands, of Clark count v
It was the measure to cure which the
recent special session was called.
nnnamnr ..: TJocem WAS asked wbv he
had failed to sign the bill, but he
refused trrhave anytning to say.
ABOUT $1,350,000.
Two and One-half Millions More Now on the
Way Down the Yukon River to SL Mich,
eel's, and Another Million is Coming Up
the River to Skagway In the Grips of the
. Returning Klondikers.
Seattle, June 26. Gold receipts by
the steamer Dolphin from the Klon
dike this morning are: For the Ca
nadian Bank of Commerce, $1,000,
000; individual dust, $350,000.
There was shipped from Dawson
via St. Michaels, June 12 $2,500,000,
and there is now on the way up the
river $1,000,000.
- Alaska's output of gold from the
spring clean up has started in a steady
flow to the United States. Over three
tons of gold, or $2,500,000, is on its
way .down the Yukon. It will be
brought from St.. Michaels probably
on the Boanoke. June 20 over $1,
000,000 was on its way up the Yukon
from Dawson. It will probably ar
rive on,he next steamer.
The Dolphin left Skagway June 20.
The big shipments of gold she brought
came up the Yukon on the river
steamers Zealandia and Canadian,
leaving Dawson June 12. The gold
was removed to the assay office early
this morning.
According to advices on the Dol-
Ehin, the miners on Eldorado creek
ave about finished their clean up for
the season. The miners on the other
creeks are also well along with the
work of segregating the gold from the
earth in which it is dug out during
the winter, and an estimate of the
total clean up for the district for the
season places the amount at between
$15,000,000 and $20,000,000.
The next steamer from Skagway
will probably be crowded to the guards
with returning Klondikers. Over
150 Klondikers arrived at Skagway
the day the Dolphin left. .Very few
of them, however, came down on her.
Between 100 and 150 Dawson ites were
en route' to . Skagway from White
Horse, and fully 200 passengers from
Dawson were said to be in White
Horse. All steamers leaving Dawson '
had full passenger lists, and two of
these boats, well loaded, were on- the
voyage up the river. .
Adelbert S. Hay Accidently Killed at New
Haven Son of Secretary of State.
New Haven, Conn., June 25.
Adelbert 8. Hay, son of Secretary
Hay, and ex-consul to Pretoria, was''
found dead on the sidewalk outside.
the New Haven house early yesterday
morning. - - " ' ' , '
Mr. Hay retired to his room at 1
o'clock, after spending the -evening ;
with friends in apparently excellent -
spirits. About 2:30 o'clock in the
morning a few people standing out
side the hotel were startled at seeing
large white object come whirling :
through the air and strike the side
walk. The night clerk of the hotel .
was immediately summoned and rec
ognized the body as that of a young
man who registered as Adelbert S.
There was considerable excitement
aboutthe hotel, and a large body of
students and graduates, who are here
for the commencement exercises, soon
gathered. A number of his former
classmates at Yale positively identi
fied the young man. -
Dr. Bartlett, the medical exam- -
iner, stated that Mr. nay came to his
death by an accident. . The clothes
on the bed had been turned, showing
his intention to go to bed. His
clothes had been folded. On the
ledge of the window was found a part
ly burned cigarette. This discovery .
leads to the belief that Hay had light
ed a cigarette before retiring and had
went to the window - to smoke it. -
Whether he was seized with a fit of ,
dizziness or fell asleep on the window
ledge cannot be determined. There
are no external injuries.
Mr. Hay graduated from Yale in -
1898 and had come here to attend his
class triennial reunion, tie was out
driving in the evening with a party
of classmates and friends, and on re
turning to his room left word to? re ¬
called at 9 o'clock next , morning.
This was the last seen of him alive.
Only Great Britain Objects. - '
London, June 26. A dispatch from
Pekin says: All the ministers of the
foreign powers at Pekin, with the ex
ception of the British minister, have
agreed to the Russian proposal to in
crease the Chinese tariff on imports to
10 per cent in the event of a deficien-'
cy in the service of ' the indemnity.
Britain will only ageer to such an in
crease in duty in return for the total
abolition of the liken tax on - inter-
natinrtsLl commerce and other conces
sions. - ':.;- ' ;-
Heavy Wind Storm in North Dakota.
- Minot. N.. D., June 26. A heavy
wind -storm at White" Earth early
today blew two box cars from a side
track onto the. main track. . The
Great Northern flyer, west bound,
due here at l A. ai., ran into tne
cars, and part of the train jumped
the track. It is - said- - two tramp
V 1 1 1 tA anrl aovArol naosnflrpra
injured. The' wires are down antj
particulars unobtainable. "