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i Consolidated Feb. 1899.
COBVALYLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OEEGON, FRIDAY, JITLiY 26, 1301.
UAZETTE Eatalh Dee.
YOL. XXX VIII. NO. 31.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
Comprehensive Revlw of the Important
Happening! of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The mine firemen's strike has been
The southwest was again scorched
by a hot wave.
The steel trust has made no effort
to start up idle plants.
The rivers and harbors committee
has returned from Alaska.
The international mining congress
has opened at Boise, Idaho.
Whitmareh has been exonerated of
the charges brought against him.
The ministers at Pekin have agreed
upon the question of indemnity pay
San Francisco teamsters have quit
work and the wholesale trade is about
tied up. ,
Colonel Albert Jenks, a well known
artist, dropped dead in Los Angeles of
heart disease, aged 75 years.
A Pittsburg woman Started the fire
with kerosene 'and, with her three
children, was burned to death.
The mayor of Santa Paula, . Cal.,
was shot and probably fatally wound
ed -by a tough character of that place.
Corbin and Chaffee have decided on
radical changes in the army in the
Philippines. The military force will
be reduced to 20,000 or 30,000.
A movement has been started by
the labor unions of San Francisco to
shut out Japanese, placing them on
the same footing with the Chinese.
At a Chicago race track four horses
became frightened, threw their riders
and bolted from the track into the
spectators and several - persons were
it is estimated that $2,UUU,UUU in
bank notes is in circulation which
have been printed from the plates of
a defunct bank. The pates were sup
posed to have been destroyed 50 years
. The Havana drydock may be towed
to Subig bay, Luzon. "
Aguinaldo is irritated by his con
The steel trust will attempt to open
several plants this week. , ;
Friendly relations between Russia
and Thibet have been opened. '
Hot weather continues in the Brit
ish Isles, but relief is predicted. ;
Another heat wave has visited the
corn belt of Kansas and Nebraska.
Peasants of the Volga, Russia, pro
vinces are on the verge of starvation.
General Davis has relieved General
Kobbe in the southern Philippine
Mrs. Kruger, wife
of the Transvaal republic,
International Epworth League con
vention at San Francisco has ad
It is almost certain that the sta
tionary firemen's strike will soon be
at an end.
Major O'Neill, the third mayor of
the city of Portland, is dead , at his
home in Spokane.
It is feared that disorder and dis
tress will follow opening- of govern'
nient lands in Oklahoma.
The next official map of the United
States will show the Lewis and Clark
route and incidentally advertise the
No move has been made to settle
the steel striker
General Daniel Butterneld died at
his home at Craigside, N. Y.
Eari Russell will enter the plea of
guilty to the charge of bigamy.
One man was killed and 50 wound'
ed in religious riots at Saragossa.
T c r rr . . ' . .
li. o. j. nunc nas abandoned pro
ject to establish a . newspaper at Se
attle. - -
International convention : of Ep
worth League has opened in San-
The American Sugar Refining Com
. pany has .reduced the price on all
grades of sugar.
Italy is investigating representa
tions made regarding alleged lynching
ot two Italians in Mississippi.
The British and French navies will
unite in a series . of maneuvers in
order to see which can . out general
the other. - v
" The tinworkers' union has refused
. to handle non union plates, thus com
ing to the support of the striking tin
The relief from drought in Kansas
was only temporary. -The weather
has again turned warm and all crops
are witiiering. -,.
William C. Whitnev. of New Vnrlr
paid $50,000 for the two-year-old .colt
It is reported that a company at St,
Cloud, Fla., has succeeded in making
excellent paper' from the leaves of
the palmetto. ' . " ;. ;
Andrew Atlan, the only surviving
founder of the Allan .Line Ocean
: Steamship Co.. and president of the
line, died at Montreal, Can., .at the
age of 80 years.
BACK TO THE ARMY
Where Civil Government Has Been Failure
Insurrection Not Quelled.
Manila, "July 22. The United
States Civil Commission today an
nounced that after three months'
trial of a provincial form of govern
ment in the Islands of Cebu and Bohol
and the Province of Batangas, Lu
zon, control of these districts, owing
to their incomplete pacification, has
been returned to the military author
ities, it having proved that the com
munities indicated are backward and
undeserving of civil administration.
The provincial and civil officials of
these designated districts will contin
ue their functions, but are now under
the authority of General Chaffee,
instead of that of Civil Governor Taft,
as heretoiore. uenerai Uhanee has
the power arbitrarily to remove from
office any or all provincial or civil
officials and to abrogate any section
of the laws promulgated in these three
provinces. ' '." ,
The residents of the island of Cebu
have protested, but without success,
against the return to that island to
military control. , Several towns in
Cebu are still besieged by the insur
gents. The insurrection on the island
of Bohol has been renewed and insur
gent sentiment in the. province of
Batangas is strong. General Chaffee
has ordered a battalion of the Thir
tieth infantry to begin the occupa
tion of the island of Mindoro. ' The
province of Batangas will be occu
pied by the entire Twentieth infan
try. . H. Phelps Whitmarsh, governor
of Benguet province, who was recent
ly ordered to Manila for investigation
of certain charges against him, pre
sented his side of the case to the
United States Philippine commis
sion. Mr. Whitmarsh denied every
charge made against him.
An act Has been passed organizing
the insular constabulary, practically
as outlined in dispatches received
last March. A provision has been
added empowering the chief of the
system and either of the four district
assistants temporarily to consolidate
constabulatories of two or more pro
vinces in case of necessity. Inspec
tion and discipline of the municipal
police will also be Controlled by con-
Great Steaming Radius of Proposed New U S.
Washington July 22. The plans
now under consideration for the new
armored cruisers authorized by con
gress contemplate such a new depart
ure in steaming capacity that these
ships will be able to 'make voyages
exceeding - any by the ships now in
commission and equaling, if not ex
ceeding, the long distance trips of
ay naval warship afloat.: ; Although
the plans are not fully passed upon.
the main features are pretty well
worked out. They . provide for
combination of three screws, so separ
ated that any one can work inde
pendently. By using three screws
the ship could develop great speed
from 22 to 23 knots, so that she
could be listed as a 23 . knot - ship.
But all three screws would be used
only in case of emergency. For the
purpose of making long voyages only
one screw would be used at a time.
It is estimated that ; this would give
a speed ot 10 knots an hour. ' By al
ternating the screws, the craft could
make a voyage of at least 10,000 miles
without a stop to. recoal and at the
same time she would always have her
three screews- in readiness to develop
a 22 or 23 knot speed in case of ne
cessity. .-. ;
APPEALS FOR PROTECTION.
An English Subject In Colorado b Afraid of
Denver, July 22. William Rad-
cliffe has appealed to the state to pro
tect his property at the Grand Mesa
lakes. He says armed men are in
possession of his property and threat
en to kill his employes if they do not
laave Delta county. - He arrived in
the- city : last . evening and immedi
ately entered into consultation with
the state game commissioner. The
opinion of the attorney general will
be asked as to the duty of the state.
Radcliffe places his loss - in voune
trout alone at $10,000. , Radcliffo.
who is an English subject, has ap
pealed to - the British consul for pro
tectior. to his life and property.
. Will Be Sent to Fort Lawton. "
' Seattle, July 22. The Thirty-sec-ond
company of coast artillery is , an
nounced by the local quartermaster's
office here as having been detailed to
duty at.Fort Lawton on its arrival at
Seattle. The company is now in the
Philippines and is expected to arrive
here within the next 30 days. ; There
are 110 men in tbe detachment. Th
accommodations atFort Lawton, how.
ever, are not sufficient for a two-company
battery of artillery, and are
now being enlarged under a contract
recently let by the government.
Negotiations Still Progressing.
London, July 22. In the house of
commons today the parliamentary
secretary of the foreign. office,- Lord
Cranbourne. informed a questioner
that the difficulty which caused the
deadlock among the ministers- of the
foreign powers at Pekin had reference
to the collection of revenues, ear
marked for the purpose of 'indemnity,
and that the negotiations at Pekin
were still in grogress.
NEWS OF THE STATE
TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report. ;
A number of small hold-ups are re
ported around Athena and Weston. '
A stage line has been established
across the mountains from Prineville
to Foster. ;. '
James Hall, a California pioneer of
1852, died recently at Fairview, Was
co county. ' - :
Several rich clean ups are reported
from the placer mines of Mule Gulch,
Grant county. ':; ,1 ...... J
The . Eugene excelsior . factory is
running night and day, turning out
12 carloads every month. :
Oregon college presidents are dis
cussing a more thorough, regulation
of intercollegiate athletics.
The natural ice caves near Elgin,
Union county, are becoming quite a
summer resort for that section. '
A. W. Sturgis.of Josephine county,
expects to realize $10,000 from- the
annual clean up on his Forest creek
mine. " '
Timber - fires are raging in the
mountains in Lake and Klamath
counties, and the valleys are getting
blue with smoke. "
The prune crop in Benton and Linn
counties will be such a record breaker
that it is feared much of the fruit
must go to waste for lack of drying
The number of children in Xane
county between the ages of 4 and 20,
according to the reports of the several
school clerks, is 7,549. Last year the
number of children was 7,ooz.
The Oregon rattlesnake seems lack
ing in real venom. oeveral men
were bitten recently in various hay
fieids in Eastern Oregon, but ' no
fatalities or serious results are re
corded... ..." t " V;.-; '.'."r V.
Some of ; the Polk county prune
growers are already engaging bands
for the harvest, as a labor famine is
anticipated on account of the size of
the -op and the outside demand lor
laborers. , .- . ; ' -.-'-' , - ' ''"f -;:
Good coal prospects" are reported on
the ol3 H. C. Owen place, eight miles
from Eugene. Capital has been : in
terested and development work will
soon be begun." The vein was known
years ago. but . an obstinate owner
f. Milton is trying hard to get a can
nery located there.
Wagoneers are doing a heavy wool
business freighting out of Lostine.
The Crook county court paid boun
ty on 740 coyote scalps last session.
Florence people are working for
more adequate protection against fire,
Bob Whtie quail have been seen in
small coveys " near Lostine, Wallowa
county. .. . ' : ". ; .. . ;' ' .-
" Numerous bands of sheep are headed
for the summer pastures in the Green
horn mountains. ,s J ' - .
' A California lion was seen lately in
the suburbs of Marshfield and badly
frightened several small children.
: Portland Markets.
: Wheat Walla Walla, export value,
5556c per bushel; . bluestem, 57c;
valley, nominal. '
; Flour rbest grades, $2.D03.4U per
barrel; graham, fz.bu. . .
Oats White, $1.32L'35; gray,
$1.30al.32U per. cental.
Barley Feed, $16.50 17; brewing,
$1717.50 per ton. v ; " . r ,
- Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50rshorts, $20; chop, $16,
Hay Timothy, $12.5014;clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per
ton. - rr-'-v '
Butter Fancv creamery,1719c;
4airy, 14 15c; store, ll12c per
.Eggs 1718c per dozen. -
- Cheese Full cream, twins, 11
lljc; Young America, 1212Kc per
pound.' ; ' - - ; r- . .
- Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.25
4.00; hens, $4.005.00; dressed. 10
11c per pound; springs, $2. 504.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old ; $2.50
d.ou tor young ; geese, $4 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 810c ; dressed,
1012&c per pound. : - - ,
Mutton Lambs, 3Jc. ' gross
dressed, .j 67c per pound ; sheep
$3.25, gross; dressed, 66c per lb.
Hogs liross, heavy, $5.756
light, $4. D(ga; dressed, b7c per
pound. - - . '
- Veal Small, 7 8Kc; large, 6
7Jc per pound. -
Beef Gross top steers, $4.00664.25
cows and heifers, $3.253.50; dressed
beef, b Jc per pound.
Hops 1214c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13c ; Eastern
uregon, ocgizc; monair, - zuzic per
Potatoes $1.001.25 per sackjnew
potatoes, ic per pound. :
Pasteboard armor is likely to come
into military fashion.'. It is, if thick
enough, almost impenetrable to car-
Dine bullets, which can pierce five-
inch wooden planks. Recent experi
ments prove this.
The record was broken recently in
the sale of . unoccupied lands in Ne
braska, Wyoming and Kansas. Over
50,000 acres were disposed of, the
largest amount in any one week in
the history of the land department.
MAJOR O'NEIL DEAD.
Third Mayor of the City of Portland, 1856-7
Fused Away at Spokane.
Spokane, - Wash., July 22. Major
James O'Neill, one of the earliest
pioneers of the Northwest, died at 11
o'clock last night. ; He was the third
mayor of Portland. At the time of
his death be was deputy clerk of the
federal court. He was born at
Dunansburg, Schenectadv county, N.
Y., February 8, 1826. In-1853 he
came, west to Oregon. He settled in
Oregon City, but soon went to Port
land and became agent for Wells,
Fargo & Co. . He was elected the
third mayor of Portland and held
that office during 1856-7. In 1861 he
went to Lapwai, in the Nez Perces
reservation,- as superintendent of ed
ucation, and next year took full
charge of the agency - under a com
mission issued July 6, 1862, by Pres
ident Lincoln, . appointing him Unit
ed States Indian agent for the terri
tory of Idaho. -
In 1866, -Major O'Neill passed
through this country on his way to
select land for a reservation, and the
land then chosen constitutes the pres
ent Coeur d'Alene Indian reserve.
He retired from, his position in 1868,
and May . 10 of the following year
went back to New York state, riding
on the first through train on the Cen
tral Pacific Railroad from Sacramento
to Ogden.: He remained about nine
years at his native place. In 1873 he
returned to the West, locating at
Chewelah, Stevens county, Wash.,
where he was sub-Indian agent, hav
ing charge of the Coeur d'Alenes. In
1887 he was elected auditor of Stev
ens county. He served two terms.
He was then elected to the state sen
ate to represent Stevens and Spokane
counties. In 1892 he was appointed
deputy clerk of - the " United States
district and circuit courts of the east
ern division of Washington, which he
held at the time of his death.
WEARY OF PRISON.
Aguinaldo is Chafing Under His Long Con-
: tinued Restraint
Manila, July 2d. Aguinaldo is
considerably irritated at his contin
ued surveillnace by the American au
thorities. " Whenever - he signs . his
name he must -add the word "pris
oner." He refusedTrhe request of his
friendst'o write to tjje insurgent
General - jMarvar, still at .. large in.
Southern Luzon, advising- him - to
surrender He . consented to sign a
copy of Tiis 'bath'S of allegiance '-with
the understanding that it be forward
ed to Malvar lor the purpose of mflU'
encing his surrender, hut under his
signature to the oath he wrote, " Pris
oner in Malacanan Prison." .
General Davis has been ordered to
the command of the American troops
on the island of Mindanao, and in the
Jolo archipelago. General Kobbe,
formerly commander of this district,
will return to the United States."
The transport' Sheridan, with the
Fourteenth infantry, : and Adjutant
General Barry on board, sailed from
here today. General MacArthur,
who left - here on the Meade July 4,
will embark on the Sheridan, at Na
gasaki, for San " Francisco.
DISTRESS MAY FOLLOW.
Settlers : Rushing Into Oklahoma With
. Little Money or Provisions. v
Fort Sill, O. T., July 23. Disor
der and distress, will, it is feared, fol
low the actual opening of the Kiowa-
Comanche reservation, August 6. It
is now estimated ' that fully 150,000
people will have registered for
chance to secure one of the 13,000
claims--to - be awarded - by lottery,
when the registration booths close on
July 26. Thousands of- persons now
on the reseravtion, who are neither
mechanics nor artisans, and who have
little or no money, announce their
intention of locating around Lawton
if they fail to .win a claim.; Campers,
who came in prairie schooners by the
thousands, generally brought with
them ; provisions sumcient to last
from five to 10 days. ' Continued
drought has caused the water to be
restricted, and for days a hot wind
has prevailed on the prairies, and the
temperature has averaged over the
100 mark. ' With those: conditions
before them, many are already be
ginning to grumble, and when this is
followed by r disappointment . over
failure to draw a lucky number, the
hope that bore many up will doubt
less give way to more serious condi
tions. , - .
Missouri Changing Its Course.
Kansas City July 22. The Mis
souri river has cut its banks at a
point . eight miles south of Xeaven
worth and is now pouring part, of its
waters into the Platte river. - The
bed of the Platte is being gradually
widened, and there is . danger that
within the next few days the Missouri
will be transferred completely to the
bed of the Platte. . An island five
miles long and in some places nearly
two miles wide has been formed. If
the Missouri adopts this new channel
this new land will be transferred from
Missouri to Kansas.
..Destructive Prairie Fires.
. Denver July 23. Considerable de
struction by ' forest and prairie fires is
reported from different points in the
state, ; directly attributable to the
condition of grass and timber from
the long dry spell.. Timber fires have
been burning several ' days near
Mount ' Evans, Long's Peak and on
the Kenosha range. - From Baca and
Prowers counties, : the center of the
stock raising district, come reports
of destructive prairie tires.
COAL MINE OWNERS CONTINUE
TO MAKE GAINS.
The Men, However, Art Not Discouraged, and
Declare Their Ranks Are Being Steadily
, Increased Few Firemen Obey the Union
Order to Return to Work Much Synv
pa thy From Other Districts. .
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 22 More
mines were in operation and more
coal was hoisted in the Wyoming
valley today than on any day since
the stationary fireman's strike began.
In the face of this change in the
situation the strikers are by no means
discouraged. In an official statement
issued this afternoon it is declared
that in tne upper anthracite region
there is a greater , number of mines
idle than yesterday. . The statement
says: . - ' " ' . '
In compliance with the order of
the United Mine workers of America
to firemen of their organization to
return to work, but ; few have com
plied, and there is a steadv increase
to their raffles. - We . hope to have
complete organization of the entire
territory. . A noticeable attitude is
that of the mineworkers throughout
the upper region in their sympathetic
stand m our behalf, irom. Hazleton,
Shamokin and Mount Carnael region
the men are fast organizing and will
respond to the call to a man.1
ONE YEAR OF OCCUPATION.
Pekin Will Be Given Back to the Chinese
, Authorities August 14- .
Washington,, July 22. Commis
sioner Kockhill has cabled the state
departnment the following state
ment of the present status of the n
gotiations at Pekin :
The diplomatic corps at Fekin is
engaged in considering the Russian
proposals for the eventual increase of
the tariff (maritime customs!. A
solution of the problem is hoped for.
The indemnity, fixed at 450,000,000
taels and 4 per cent interest, has been
formally accepted . and Japan has
waived preferential treatment. - The
formal surrender of Pekin to the Chi
nese is expected to take place on Au
gust 14. The date mentioned is
the anniversary of the relief of the le-
gationeis by the international forces.
The Russian proposal referred to is
understood,; in substance, to bean
increase from 5 per cent to 10 per
cent of the customs duties which
the Chinese government may collect
at the ports from foreign countries.
It is further understood that the in
crease is not to take effect at once
and perhaps not at all. - It will de
pend upon the resources of China
under : the" existing system. This
proposition - is believed to be miich
less objectionable to Great " Britain
and Japan, as well as to the United
States, than the original proposition
to make an absolute and immediate
increase of the cistoms duties to the
extent proposed. ;
: POSTAL REFORM. .
Postmasters Notified of a Change in Second-
Class Regulations. - '
Washington, July 22. Third As
sistant Postmaster General Madden
has issued a circular notice to all
postmasters calling especial attention
to the order promulgated recently,
making radical changes in the kind
of publications allowed admission as
second-class . mail - matter. It says
that postmasters may be held on
their official bonds for revenue lost to
the department through . improper
application or faulty "administration;
of these "regulations. The pound rate
of postage, it says, is a special privi
lege at the public expense and the de
partment will restrict the privilege to
those ; publictaions ' which are fairly
within the contemplation of the laws
and properly meet the requirements.
Owing to ' the material - changes of
practice which will be necessary by
some publishers and news agents, the
department, where it is inequitable.,
will not enforce the new regulations
immediately,:, but will in no case ex
tend the time beyond October 1, 1901.
The Dragon Has Left
London, July 22. A- high' official
in Pekin who claims - the power of
divination, says a dispatch to the
Standard from. Tien Tain, has notified
the Chinese court that the dragon has
left the capital, and that, consepuent-
ly, it is impossible for the court to
Water for Suffering Indians. " -
Phoenix, Ariz., July 22. The
Un:ted States district court took sum
mary steps to relieve the condition of
the suffering Pima and Maricopa
Indians when it granted an injunc
tion restraining the - canal owners
above - the reservation from - taking
water from the river and thus depriv
ing the Indians of their, water supply.
The action is of much importance
in that it will give the Indians water
enough to prevent a famine, which
caused such disaster among them last
Fishermen's Strike Ended.
Vancouver, B. C, July 22. The
strike of the salmon fishermen against
the Frascr river canners has been
adjusted, the ' Vancouver board ol
trade having acted as mediator. It
has been agreed that the fishermen
shall receive 12 cents per fish for
one-quarter of the entire pack, and
10 cents for the remainder of the
pack. The union men began fishing
Sunday night. . -
AN ALASKA TRAGEDY.
Three Men Left on an Island Mysteriously
Port Townsend, Wash., July 24.
The steamship Oregon arrived in
quarantine from Nome last night,
and remained in the stream awaiting
inspection until this morning. She
brought the largest number of passen
gers oi any steamer arriving from
Nome this season. The Oregon sailed
from Nome July 13. She reports
that for several days previous to her
sailing a fearful surf was sweeping the
beach at Nome, which endangered
both life and property.
A tragedy is reported on Unimak
island. Three men were landed there
last fall by tEe steamer Thomas F.
Bayard. The Bayard was to return
for them this season; and when she
arrived a party was sent ' ashore and
found a collapsed tent, the strong
ropes of which had evidently been
cut with a knife or some other sharp
instrument. Inside were a couple of
garments, coat and vest, both of
which were pierced with sharp knife
cuts. The Bayard sailed for Nome
and-arrived there July 9, and made
the foregoing report. .
J. he steamer Ruth, which was dis
abled by ice at Golofin ; bay; after
making temporary repairs, started for
Cape. Nome in - a leaking condition,
and was caught in the storm in Behr
mg sea and she was again disabled,
and While drifting about helplessly
was picked up by the" steamer Santa
Ana. and towed to Nome.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Steamer Burned on the Lakes Crew Believed
to Be Lost
Marinette, Wis., July 2. During a
severe electrical storm today a boat
supposed to be a. large schooner or
steam barge was struck by lightning
and destroyed by fire, and her crew is
believed to have been lost. The light-
keeper at Menominee - saw the boat
burning just south of Green island
He called up the local fire - tug and
the latter started out to render any
assistance possible. " When about
three miles out all signs of the boat
or fire suddenly disappeared, and an
examination afterward showed no
wreckage. The nearest land is Green
island and the crew, if they had
escaped with their lives, would have
gone there. There was a heavy
running, and it would have been lm
possible for a small boat to live in it.
The boat was on her way here from
the Sturgeon bay canal, and was un
doubtedly one of the Chicago or Mil
waukee lumber carriers. . Communi
cation with Sturgeon bay fails to
establish the identity of the lost craft,
FIREMEN'S STRIKE ENDED.
Declared Off at a Joint Mettiiw at Wilkes-
barre Work Resumed
Wilkesbarre, Pa., - July 24. The
strike of tbe stationary firemen was
jointly called off at a joint meeting
of the strikers and the executive
board of United Mineworkers tonight.
A resolution was offered requesting
all strikers to report for work tomor
row, and if they are refused by any of
the companies, then . the United
Mineworkers will take uputheir cases.
The resolution was adopted by an
almost unanimous vote.
- More mines, with , the aid of the
United Mineworkers, resumed opera
tions in the Wyoming valley today,
Committees from the striking sta
tionary firemen waited upon the su
perintendents of the coal companies
and asked to be reinstated. At some
ot tne mines tbe committees were
told that the places of the strikers
were filled. At others the names of
the old firemen were taken - and the
committees were told that if their
services were needed, they would
sent for. ,-,..,
In - accordance with the agreement
entered into at the : conference last
night by the .executive officers of the
United Mineworkers "and the chief
officers of the- stationary firemen
some of the firemen belonging to the
United Mineworkers gave notice to
day that they will give up their posi
tions. This will make room for the
old firemen. -
Ambushed by Boers.
London, July 23. The casualty
lists received tonight at tbe war
office indicate that . a ' party of South
African constabulary was ambushed
near Petrusburg July 16 and that two
members .of the party were killed,
one dangerously wounded "and 17 are
missing and are believed to have
been taken prisoners by the Boers.
All Depends on the Powers. "'
Tien Tain, July 23. Europeans
here consider that , the prevention of
a speedy recurrence . of trouble 'de
pends entirely upon the firmness- dj;
played by the powers. It is thought
that this fact should be recognized in
Europe and the United States. - The
general feeling in Tien Tsin is that
China .is in no wise overawed or re
pentant, v Li Hung-Chang is reported
to have adopted an off-hand, tone to
ward a member of the provisional
government, and to have talked of
ousting the provisional government,
. British Missionaries Indignant
r London, July 24. The party - of
British missionaries who accompaied
MajoHPeriera to Tai Yuen : Fu,
Shan Si, to investigate the condition
of the mission property," ' and of the
native Christians, traveled unarmed,
Nays a dispatch - to the' .Times from
Pekin,. relying upon a promise of
protection, which was faithfully ful
filled. Everywhere they were well re
ceived. .;;-:"--:--; . ..'..;'::.
LIFE IN A FUENACE
HOT BLASTS AGAIN SCORCHING
The Corn Crop Again Suffering Estimated
Yield Now Reduced to One-fourth Crop
Intense Suffering Among All Classes
Temperature Reaches 12 S at Kansas City
No Prospect of Relief.
Kansas City, Mo., "July 24. A
veritable hot blast literally scorched
the Southwest today, breaking all
heat records in the history of the
local weather bureau. Yesterday
Kansas City experienced the hottest
weather ever known here, the govern
ment thermometer reaching 104 and
remaining above ' the 100 mark for
seven hours. - Two dozen prostrations,
nine fatal, were the result.. Today at
30 o clock the weather bureau ther
mometer at the highest point in the
city showed 106 degrees, with street
thermometers in the business districts
reaching as high as 128. The ther
mometer at 8 A. M. registered 90;
was 101 at noon, and at 3 P. M., 104.
Hardly a breath of air stirred. The '
Buffering was intense, especially
among persons " compelled to work
out doors and in the poor districts
in the bottoms. Seven deaths from
prostrations were reported during the
day in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas
City, Kan., and over aO persons were
overcome by the heat. This makes a
total death for the two days of 16.
Most of the victims were -elderly per
The highest previous temperature
in the history of the Kansas Uity
weather bureau was 103, in August,
1896, but it only remained near that
point for one day. Today is the 32d
in succession on which the tempera
ture has averaged above 90 degrees
and the 15th in that time that the
thermometer has gone over 100. At
Lawrence, Kan., the state university
reported the heat record for Kansas
again broken, at 106 degrees, the
highest in 34 years.
Farmers are still rushing their live
stock to market because of the scarc
ity of water. Today the local receipts
of cattle were the heaviest on record,
amounting to 25,500 head. There
was also a big advance in the price of
grain, attributed to the heat. Sep
tember corn rose almost 4 cents to 60
5-8 cents and September wheat' went
up 4 cents to 68 cents. Single
car lots of corn, sold as high as 63
cents a bushel to go back to the
Heavy showers fell this afternoon
in Southwestern Missouri, in the vi
cinity of Joplin, the zinc district, and
in Southeastern Kansas around Fort
Scott. There is no prospect for a
heavy fall, the only thing that will
cause a permanent break in the
At 11 o clock tonight a local thun
der shower brought relief to the suffer
ing people in much lower tempera
ture, but the rainfall was small.
FLOOD OF BAD NOTES.
Printed From Plates Used by a Bank Long
Out of Exsistence.
Washington, July 24. Chief Wil-
kie, of the secret service, has received
a number of bank notes printed from
the original plates used by the State
Bank of New Brunswick, N. J., over
50 years ago. The bank went out of
existence some time in the 50's and it
was supposed that the steel plates
from which its notes were printed
were destroyed. It seems, ho vever,
that these notes have fallen into the
hands of persons who have printed
from them large quantities of notes
which have been put into circulation
from New York to San Francisco. A
very large per centage of the notes so
far discovered are twos, although some
ones and fives are being sent in.
Inasmuch as the notes are not
counterfeits of any United States
notes or obligation the makers and
passers cannot be prosecuted under
the United States laws, but it is said
they can be punished for fraud under
the state laws. . It appears that the
notes readily passed along the Cana
dian frontier, as the takers think they
are the notes of the Canadian pro
vince of . New Brunswick, the words
"New Jersey" being printed in small
letters. : The notes are printed on
bond paper and are quite as good in
every way as the originals. It is
said that possibiy $2,000,000 of these
notes are in circulation.
r Blockaded With Ice Floes.
St. Johns, N. F,r July 24. The
mail steamer Home,- which aTrived
here today, from Labrador, reports
that the coast is blockaded with ice
floes, especially the northern part,
where ' the - floes are impenetrable.
This will greatly delay the Peary te
lief steamer Erik, which counted
upon calling at Turnavia, Northern
Labrador, and landing her last mail
before entering the Arctic circle. The
Home had to abandon her attempt to
reach her terminus in consequence of
the ice. . ' - - ' "
: Hope Americans Will Take Part
Washington July 24 The state
department has received a- note from
the Italian embassy at Washington
inclosing a letter from "the mayor of
Turin, -to President McKinley, ; ex
pressing the :, hope that artists and
manufacturers from the United States
will take, part . in the international
exposition of modern decorative art to
be held in Turin in 1902, . under the
patronage of the king of Italy. ;-,