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: - - - WEEKLY. . ; - ' . . ' '
lVt.l'lLT. ConsolWatedPel). 1899.
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The United States gunboat Machias
is at Colon.
A large sugar beet crop is expected
is Southern Washington.
Michael Berry, a noted Colorado
burglar lias been arrested.
Relations are still disturbed be
tween France and Turkey.
Two men were killed while trying
to shut off a new Texas oil gusher.
Colombians generally expect the
revolutionary movement to succeed.
Shaffer says the move to settle the
steel strike is without official sanc
tion. Englishmen are confident that Sir
Thomas Lipton is going to win the
America's cup.
Howard, who deserted the Amer
icans to become a Filipino leader,
has been captured. .
Cardinal Gibbons was given a
royal welcome on his return to Bal
timore from Europe.
By the explo-ion of a bomb in New
Jersey three men were seriously in
jured and several women and children
A vessel was stolen from a dock in
Maryland and the thieves tried ' to
escape with her. They were over
taken later.
Department of justice upholds the
secretary of the navy in withholding
the royalty on the Harvey steel-hardening
The overhauling to which the var
ious royal palaces of King Edward is
being subjected, has disclosed vast
. treasures that have been hidden for
Lord Kitchener reports that a col
umn sent into Cape Colony was at
. tacked by the Boers and three officers
and 65 men captured. One man was
killed and four wounded.
Boers resumed activity in Cape
Colony. v
A German steamer and eight sailors
'were lot. . . .";;. - ; "
A gale wrecked a number of build
ings in Jersey City.
A Tennessee Negro murderer was
burned at the stake.
Turkey will not buy the quays of
the French company.
Steel workers are willing to make
concessions to end strike.
United States Attorney Evans, of
Minnesota, died suddenly. .
Nogales, Ariz., officials are impli
cated in a smuggling plot.
Striking machinists in Chicago
ignore an order against picketing.
One hundred Filipino insurgents
surrendered during the past week.
San Francisco iron workers' strike
was settled in favor of the laborers.
The military force ,at Manila will
be increased to pi event a possible
A movement is on foot for a gene
ral shut down of all shingle mills in
- Venezuela will lay its case before
the state department in order to
ward off intervention.
Castle Bock, on the Columbia
river has been scaled by a party of
climbers from Portland.
Sir Thomas Lipton has arrived in
New York.
The navy department has denied a
request from Schley.
A coast survey obseryatory will be
established at Sitka, Alasak.
Two men were arrested for passing
tne bills of a defunct New Jersey bank.
Fifteen persons were drowned by
the capsizing of a French coasting
-Murderer Nordstrom of Washing
ton, has given up all hope of escaping
the gallows. '
A Colombian gunboat sank imme
diately after leaving Savanilla for
Cartagena. -
A change of one point in the course
of the steamer Islander caused her to
strike the iceberg.
The cable between Nome and St.
Michaels is broken in several places
,and cannot be repaired.
An explosion in the tunnel being
bored in Lake . Erie for Cleveland's
water works system, cost five lives.
The census bureau gives St. Joseph,
Mo., as the healthiest city in the
United States, and Portland, Oregon,
as the second healthiest.
Winter?, who stole the $330,000 in
gold bullion from the Selby Smelting
Co., of Vallejo, Cal., was sentenced
to 15 years' imprisonment.-
Birtish public expenses are running
nearly $2,000,000 per week beyond
last year. . .
A New York judge decides that in
surance companies cannot be - com
pelled to make good damages 'result
ing from explosions.
Henry B. Dean, of St. Louis,
claims to have found the secret of
perpetual motion. . He has been
working on this great problem for 12
years. .
Condemned Man Completely Callapsed and
Was Strapped to a Board.
Seattle, Aug. 24. Charles W. Nord
strom was hanged yesterday morning
at 9 :49 o'clock ' for the murder, on
November 27, 1891, of William Mason.
From early morning the condemned
man had seemed to fully realize his
position, and while ' ministers and
members of the Salvation Army
prayed with him, he cried continually.
Shortly after 9:30 Nordstrom was
brought from the room in which he
had been, just adjoining the execu
tion room. It required the assistance
of four men to keep him on his feet.
When he was taken into the pres
ence of the scaffold, he broke down
completely. Crying in a childish
voice and praying that his life be
spared him, he collapsed entirely and
fell to the floor. Efforts to raise
him and keep him on his feet were
fruitless, and at last Sheriff Cudihee
ordered that a board be brought. To
this Nordstrom was tied. It required
four men to hold him while this was
being done. While being tied to the
board, Nordstrom continued to cry in
a loud voice. The six men who
had held him raised his body on the
board, and with great effort, succeed
ed in getting him on the gallows and
onto the fatal trap. Here he was
stood upright, four of the men stand
ing on the four sides of the trap and
holding hhn. Within two seconds
after the condemned man was in
place the trap was sprung and Nord
strom had paid the penalty of his
crime. The trap was sprung at 9:49,
and Nordstrom was pronounced dead
at 10:02.
Columbia Gives Notice That . It Will Make
Forced Loans.
Colon, Aug. 26. An official decree,
dated Bogota, July 18, and addressed
to the governors of the departments,
was published today. It says:."
"A new aspect of war, which seems
to kindle anew with the help of for
eigners who threaten the frontier,
places the government under the ne
cessity of assuming a different atti
tude from that maintained hitherto,
and forces it to proceedings which it
has previously tried to avoid.
"It has been resolved: First, to
suspend the payment of all accounts
for war material pending, and to
limit the expenses to the payment
of the armed force and the adminis
tration ; secondly, to proceed to ex
propiiate all the necessary elements
-for the feeding, - equipment and mo
bilizing of the army; thirdly, to levy
forced and voluntary loans, accord
ing to circumstances, and to impose
war contributions in order to meet
the expenses of each 'department
without depending upon the national
"The governors are hereby amply
authorized to proceed in these matters
according to the requirements of the
case, and each governor must assume
the responsibility in order to save the"
situation within his territory.'" v-.
Chinese Bound for Other Countries' Will Nol
Be Allowed to Land.
Washington, Aug. 24. The de
termination of the treasury depart
ment to take advantage of the author
ity given by the Chinese exclusion act
to regulate the tiansit through the
United States of Chinese emigrants
bound for other countries was today
officially brought tp the attention ol
the Chinese legation. The occasion
presented itself when an attache of
the legation called upon Assistant
Secretary Taylor to lay before him a
message received from the Chinese
consul at San Francisco, conveying
the information that Chinese destined
for Mexico had been refused the privi
lege of landing at that port.
Mr. Taylor told the attache that
the department had " become . con
vinced that most of the Chinese who
had gone into Mexico in the past twe
or three years had smuggled them
selves back across the border into tht
United States.- He therefore an
nounced that hereafter the depart
ment would refuse landing permission
to Chinese bound for Mexico unless
it could be absolutely satisfied of theii
good faith.
Fast Train Wrecked.
Jacksonville, 111., Aug.-22. The
fast Kansas City passenger train on
the Alton road was wrecked at mid
night at Prentice, a siding eight miles
north of here, by running into a
New Venezulean. Revolution.
New York, Aug. 26. The Willem
stad, Curacao, correspondent of the
Herald says : There is excellent au
thority for the statement that a new
Venezuelan revolution, lead by Lib
erals, is being arranged. The ' leader
of this revolution is now in New York.
The political situation in Venezuela
is more than serious. No one is al
lowed to leave the country without
special permission. . At the iimon
river, where an . American company
employs 300 men, one morning only
15 were found on the premises. '
v; The Gift of Chile.
?ew York, Aug. 24. The Chilean
tiaining ship General Bageduino,
with a number of cadet i recently
graduated from the naval academy at
Valparaiso, is expected to arrive in
New York within a few days. - - The
cadets will visit Annapolis. - They
are bringing with them a bronze tab
let, the gift of Chile, to. be placed on
the Washington monument.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Ira.
- portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industrie!
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
The Florence salmon cannery will
start up next week.
Prunes are beginning to move in
earnest at The Dalles. .
The Jacksonville public schools
will opeii September 2.-
A race meeting will probably be
held in Pendleton this fall.
The Klamath county wheat crop
will not be as large as it was last year.
Hopgrowers at Woodburn comnlain
of a scarcity of help to harvest the
The wheat crop of Jackson county
is turning out much belter than ex
The Sherman county Horse Fair
Association will hold a fair at Wasco
some time this fall to encourage the
breeding of good horses of all kinds.
The first crop of alfalfa in Klamath
has been cut and cared for. The sec
ond crop, which will be cut next
month, promises to be much larger
than the first.
The following schools in Polk coun
ty are without teachers, and in each
case a good one is wanted : Concord,
Lincoln, Bridgeport, and the primary
department at Falls City.
" The apple crop of -the Rogue River
valley promises to be a great income
producer during, the present year.
Not only is the yield a fuH - one, but
the quality is finer than usual. :
From several sources comes the re
port that Bartlett pears will be scarce
this fall. In many orchards the trees
did not bear at all, while in others
the trees seem to be drying Bp. "
Owing to the delay in the receipt of
the new text books, it has been decid
ed by the board of directors of the
Ashland public schools to postpone
the opening of the fall term one week,
or until September 9. T :' v:.
it is expected that tie Southern
Oregon district will ship 275 car loads
of apples " during the present crop
year, and the fruit will all be first
class, i,- - The -., unusual demand . .for
Oregon apples is created by the par
tial Jailure of the "crop in the middle
states and - by the long season of
drought in Missouri. "". " ' s r
There is every prospect of a fair
yield of hops in Polk county.
The Ager-Klamath Falls stage was
held up and robbed of . the treasure
box. . y
The .postoffice at Ruby, -Douglas
county, will be discontinued on Aug
ust ai. ; . - -
The log raft is still stuck at the
entrance to the Westport slough, near
Astoria. " ' ' .
Eugene has not Bad such a buildine
boom in years as is at present being
experienced. " - ; .... . - .- .. .; .
The Polk county grain cron " this
year will be the largest harvested in
several years. 7 .
The committees in charge of the
Baker City street carnival, to be. held
beptember 6-1, report excellent suc
cess. .
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, nomina
56Jc per bushel ; bluestem, 56)
ate; valley, ODao. -
Flour best grades, $2. 65 3. 50 - per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats Old, $1.101.15 percental. -
Barley Feed, $1515.50; brewing,"
$15.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $27 per ton ; mid
dlings, $21:50; shorts, $20; chop) $16.
Hay Timothy, $11 13; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
ton. " .
Butter Fancy creamery, 22 25c;
dairy, 18 20c;" store, ll12c per
pound. : J -
' Eggs 1717c per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 11
lle; Young America," 12c per
nound.' . j
Poultry Chiekens, mixed, $3.00
3.75; hens, $4.505.50; dressed, 10
11c per pound; springs, . $2.503.5GL
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old ; $3.00
3. 50 for young; . geese, $56 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed.
Pl012c per pound. ; -"
Mutton Lambs, 3j4c, . gross:
dressed, . 67c per pound; sheep.
$3.25, gross; dressed, 66Jc per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
light, $4.755; dressed, 77c per
pound. ' - -
Veal Small. 89c ; ; large, 7
7c per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3. 50 4. 00;
cows and heifers, $3.253.50; dressed
beef, 67 Jc per pound.
Hops 1214c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13)c; Eastern
Oregon, 8 1 2 c; mohair, 2021c per
pound. , . - -
Potatoes $1$1.10 per sack.
There are 649 1-3 millions of men
and 633 2-3 millions of women in this
world, giving the men a majority of
15 1-3 millions. ; . "
For the first time during his pon
tificate of 23 years Pope Leo recently
entertained eight guests at luncheon
in the Vatican. , ..- -. ...'-
George W. Banck. one of the best
known literary men of Kentucky,
was struck and killed by a Louisville
& Nashivlle train at Lexington. . i
Gigantic Frauds Unearthed in Arizona Many
Customs Officers Arrested.
Washington, Aug. .27. Probably
the most important arrests ever made
in connection with the smuggling of
Chinese across the Mexican border
into the United States were made
yesterday in Arizona, when William
A. Hoey, collector of customs at
Nogales; BF. Jossey, an immigrant
inspector, and two Chinese were taken
into custody by special agents of the
treasury and secret service operatives.
Other arrests are expected to follow
within a day or two.. . It is said that
with two or three exceptions, the
whole customs and immigration
administrations"at Nogales are in
volved. ;
' Some time ago an official of the
treasury department, having Nogales
as his headquarters, wrote to the de
partment that he had reason to be
lieve that the official force at that
point was corrupt, and that Chinese,
in large numbers, were' being smug
gled across the border for a considera
tion. A secret service operative was
sent there at once, and plans laid to
secure evidence against the persons
under suspicion. v "
beveral Chinamen ; were furnished
with money and sent on to buy their
way through the official cordon. This
was accomplished without difficulty,
the price demanded being .from $50
to $200. The secret service men also
arranged with one or two employes,
whose honesty had beea tested, to
go into the collector's office at a - cer
tain tinle and demand a share of the
money being received from the China
men, and to be admitted into the
combination so that they might get
their share of the proceeds of future
deals. This was reluctantly agreed
to, and considerable sums of monev
were - handed over : ins the presence
and full hearing of a secret service
man who had. previously secreted
nimseit in a near by office closet.
lhe officials soon found that China
men, who presented a certificate
marked with the letter "a" were
allowed to proceed without question,
while those having certificates that
did not bear this cabalistic mark were
turned back without" ; ceremonv.
Later it waT developed that the letter
a on a certificate indicated that
the amount demanded had been paid.
Several Chinamen were jjent through
with the requisite "a' mark on their
certificates made by one .of the secret
service men. The utmost care and
secrecy was maintained from the first
to secure positive .priirrf-against each,
ft an under mspi6timi.jxJ&F
ine number of Chinamen who have
bought their way " into the United
States through the alleged connivance
of the Nogales officials is believed to
have been large. ' ': - .
Four Fatalities and Great Lost of Property
PhiladelDhia. Axis?. 27. Rpnnrfn
received in this citv tonio-rit. toto
j O"-
that the heavy rains : which have
laiien auring ine past weeK tnrough
out the state have resulted in. the
most disastrous floods experienced in
many years.
At Mauch Chunk the storm was
attended by four fatalities. The
Mauch Chunk creek is 15 fnct. iKivs
its normal mark, and the towns in
uaroon county along its course have
Rllffftrpd mlinh HamarrA R,irlfVna
culverts and " arches are destroyed,
and the loss to the borough and to
ine property noioers win be many
thousands of dollars. Business is at
a standstill. '"' .',
At Wilkesbarre- a InnHslirlo v.
ourred along the Lehigh Valley Bail
road. A" washout on' the Sunbury
branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad
delayed traffic several hours. At
onamotin, xamaqua, i'lttston and
several other minintr towns mnnv
colleries have been flooded and : work
lias been suspended. .:
At Tamaqua the rain fellsin tor
rents from 3 o'clnr-.k - t.hi mnmno
until 3 o'clock this afternoon. The
lines of the Central Railroad of
New Jersey, between Tamaqua and
Mauch Chunk and -the Pittsville
branch of the Philadelphia & Beading
road are tied up, owing to washouts.
The .Schuylkill river and Panther
and Wabash creeks at this point are
overflowing their banks, and many
bridges have been washed away. All
the collieries in the Pantherjcreek val
ley are flooded. Crops in the Cata
wassa valley are practically ruined.
Trade With the Philippines, r
Washington.' Au?. 27. A
, t j ' o vuv.uui
increase in both the export and im
port traae ot tne rnilippmes is shown
in a comparative statement compiled
at the war ; denartment.' cirincr tT,
i , C5 ilVJ
commerce of the islands for the seven
months ending January- 31, 1901,
and 1900. The total valno f
chandise imported during the seven
montns ended January 31, 1901, was
$17,999,167, as against $12,674,705
for the same neriod in 1900 in1 ft..
merchandise exported was $12,617.-
ao, as against $8,3Ud,a30for the 1900
Deriod. This shows
42 per cent in - the value of imports
and oz per cent m export values.
Gold Ore From Chile. ":
I Omaha, Aug. 27. Notice has been
received at the local office of the
American Smelting - . and Refining
Company of a shipment of gold ore
from Chile. It is the first shipment
of South American ore to this smelt
ing company's plant, and is in the
nature of an experiment. The ore
is said to . be very rich, and if its
treatment proves successful, the
shipment will be followed by others
on large scale. ; - .
Said to be More Profitable Than Wheat RaU
- ing New Enterprise is Growing Rapidly
U well Adapted to the Soil and Cli
mate, and Avoids the Waste Incident to
Summer Fallowing.
Wayerly, Wash., Aug. 28. Sugar
beets in this district will have, from
present indications, a crop nearly
three times as large as that of last
year. The harvest will probably
yield about 16,0QQ tons . of beets and
about 2,400 tons of sugar. Last year's
production amounted to about 6,000
tons. The land this year devoted to
sugar beets aggregates about 1,800
acres, 600 acres more than it did
last season. The crop per acre will
be about 9 or 10 tons.
The beets are doing well, but are in
need of rain. A light rainfall would
be very welcome to farmers, for un
less in excess, it would not interfere
with grain harvest, would lay the
heavy dust in the roads and would
clarify and cool the atmosphere, be
sides aiding beets and other kinds of
vegetation. ; Farmers in this district
are accustomed to rely on an August
rainfall, especially those who culti
vate beets, but no rajn has fallen
this month, except perhaps a local
shower here and there. A large acre
age is given to cabbages, onions and
fruits, which would be benefited by
moisture. . -
This year's progress in the sugar
beet industry shows that the enter
prise is well adapted to this part of
the state, and that it was wisely con
ceived. The present is the third sea
son of work with sugar beets. In
the first year little was accomplished,
for the industry was such'an innova
tion that it did not catch at once. In
the- succeeding year a good gain was
made and the practicability of the
work demonstrated. What has been
achieved ., so far this year may be
taken as a true criterion for the fu
ture of the industry when the enter
prise shall be fully established.
Farmers have discovered that there
is much to learn in the culture- of
sugar beets. It has been necessary
to modify the methods pursued in
Europe and California to Eastern
Oregon condition! of soil and climate.
The practice of growing beets on high
ridges-- shows itself not to be a good
one, because of scarcity of moisture .
The fact that no artificial fertilizing
is done, or fcpmpaiatively ; little, has
made it necessary to" alter approved
methods of planting. Elsewhere
beets yield the highest percentage of
sugar when set eight or 10 inches
apart. When further than this the
beets overgrow and lose the propor
tion of saccharine matter that is in
the smaller size. But in this district,
experiment has demonstrated that
best results are attained when f he
plants are from 18 to 24 inches apart.
They " may thrive more vigorously
when still further apart, but this is
yet to be proved. When the increased
spape is between the plants it is much
easier to cultivate them and weeds,
which are the bane of successful beet
growing, are more readily eradicated.
Besides, the moisture of the soil is
more economically husbanded. -v.-'
Terrible Situation in Zapata County, Texas
; Range Water Has Failed. V
San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 27. Re
ports from Zapata county confirm the
reports that the poorer class there
are facing starvation. They must
have immediate help in the way of
food or the results will be terrible.
Range water has failed, and cattle-are
too weak to travel and are rapidly
dying." The country -" is literally
burned up by drought. There is not
a green thing to be seen except cactus
plants. -Zapata county is 50 miles
from the nearest railroad, and what
ever in the way of food is sent to the
farmers in the famine stricken place
must be hauled ; from Laredo, a two
days' trip at best.
Mayor Hicks, of this city, .; has
started a relief fund, and has already
sent a small sum of money to Laredo
to" be used in buying food for the suf
erers. Relief work will be continued
here. Nothing has been heard from
the War department in answer to a
request for rations sent rby Congress
man Kleburg.-.
N Found Gold in Town.
Baker City, Or., Aug. 28. Reports
have been received here of a great
strike in Whitney, that has set that
town agog. While excavating for the
new city scales this morning the men
struck a rich ledge of free gold ore I
that will run $500 to the ton. The !
find aroused great excitement in the
town, and people who own town lots
are prospecting for ore. What will
be done with the property on which
the gold was found is not known,
but it is reported that - the owners
proposed to do development work.
j , -; Town Struck bv Tornado. '
" Centralia. 111.. Aur. 28 A tnma.
do and cloudburst did thousands of
dollars' worth of damage in Centralia
last night. ' . The .Negro Baptist
church was wrecked : and peach or
chards - destroyed. " In the city the
telephone and electric light systems
were seriously - damaged, and the
streets were blocked by hundreds of
falling trees. Many residences were
damaged by falling trees. The rain
fall was l)i inches. ' - -
Captured a Deserter Who Was Filippino
j Manila, Aug. 28. Pilcher's first
despatch from Mindoro tells how Lieu
tenant Hazzard, of the Third artil
lery, commanding troop of Maca
bebe scouts, captured the American
deserter, Howard, who, as leader of
the Filipinos, had been annoying the
Americans for many months. Fer
guson, one of Lieutenant Hazzard's
civilian scouts, disguised as an in
surgent, with eight Macabebes, pene
trated into the camp of Colonel
Atienza, commanding 240 riflemen
and 200 bolomen, at night, located
Howard, bound and gagged him and
carried him away without disturbing
the camp.
Insurgent Forces Captured.
Manila, Aug. 28. Captain Harold
L. Jackson, of the First infantry re
cently surprised General Lukban at
Pampubiken in the mountains of the
island of Samar. Three of the gen
eral's guards were killed, and Lukban
was wounded, but escaped. His
family was captured. A captain
and a lieutenant were also made pris
oners, .. .
Ovation for Governor Taft
Manila, Aug. 28. Civil Governor
Taft received at Aparri, province of
Cagayan, the greatest ovation of his
trip. He announced that Aparri
would be a port of entry, and receive
a large appropriation for the improve
ment of the harbor and Cagayan river.
Town of Oudschern Threated Dclarney's
- Counter Proclamation.
London, Aug. 28. South African
dispatches show that the Boers con
tinue active in Cape Colony. Sharp
skirmishing has occurred near Union
dale, a day's ride from the sea, while
Commandant's Schepp's commando
is threatening the important town of
Oudschern 30 miles from the Indian
In Brussels it is asserted that Com
mandant General Botha has ordered
the Boer commanders in the future
to retain all captured British as host
ages in rcase Lord Kitchener carries
out the threats of his latest procla
"mation. The war office has received the fol
lowing dispatch from Lord Kitchener
dated at Pretroia today;: --'
"Delarey has issued a counter proc
lamation, warning all . Boers against
my- latest proclamation,' declaring that
they will continue struggling."- - r
Military Forces at Manila Will Be Increased
to Guard Against Uprising.
Manila, Aug. 28. Word was re
ceived that the insurgent colonel,
Loreel, with 17 officers and 13 men,
surrendered yesterday to Captain
Brown, of the Fourth Infantry, at
Talisa. The surrender of numerous
other small contingents during the
week brings the total up to more
than 100.
In the city of Manila there are now
less than 1,000 effective soldiers, and
it has been decided to increase this
number by four companies of in
fantry. The official reason for the
increase is that the guard duty is
too heavy for the present force. As a
matter of fact, however, there is a
feeling that, although there is no
apparent prospect of trouble, never
theless, in the event of an uprising in
the future, such as is always possible
among the Malays, it would be better
to have a sufficient body of troops
Another Touch of Summer.
Topeka, Kansas, Aug. 28.. Kansas
was given another touch of summei
today after three weeks of very mod
erate weather, accompanied by cool
nights and occasional rains. The
temperature in some places was re
corded at 106, and at Topeka the
mercury hovered around the 105
mark. The rise in the temperature
was not predicted, and came wholly
unexpected. Wichita recorded 104;
Salina 105 ; Atchison 102. At Leav
enworth there were several prostra
tions. : - -
The Danish Antilles.
Copenhagen, Aug. 27. A promi
nent politician in the counsels of the
ministry today told a representative
of the Associated Press that a sale
of the Danish West Indies, it was
confidently expected, would be con
summated before the close of the pres
ent year.
Chaun's Illness a Pretext for Delay.
Rome, " Aug. ." 28. The illness of
Prince Chan, brother of the emperor
of China, who with a Chinese mis
sion has arrived at Basle, Switzer
land, on his way to Berlin to apolo
gize for the assassination of Baron
von Ketteler, the German minister at
Pekin, is, according to a dispatch
received here today from Basle, a pre
text for delay, Prince Chun having
received orders from Pekin -hot to
proceed, as fresh complications have
arisen with reference to the protocol.
- Decline in Indian Famine Relief List
London, Aug. 28. The Indian
office has received the following dis
patch from Lord Curzoh, viceroy of
India : "The rains .-are irregularly
distributed. They are particularly
deficient in the . rice districts, while
excessive rains have caused damage to
crops in the northern and central
provinces. ' Prices are generally fall
ing. There is a slight decline in the
number of persons on the famine re
lief list.the total now being 507,000.""
XXX VIII.. NO. 36.
France Will Support Him in Any Move He
May See Fit to Make He Has Delivered
An Ultimatum to the Sultan, Threatening
tc Leave Turkey if Matters Are Not Set
tled at Once.
Paris, Aug. 26. While the officials
of the French foreign office decline
to confirm or deny the advices from
Constantinople announcing that the
French ambassador has sent the sul
tan a practical ultimatum, parson -ally
informing him that he would
leave Constantinople with the entire
staff of the embassy if the matters in
dispute were not settled immediately,
they admit having received a tele
gram from M. Constans which has
been laid before the council now
sitting at the Ely see palace. The
correspondent learns that M. Constans
has been given a freehand. Any
step he finds proper to take will Joe
fully endorsed. The foreign minister,
M. Delcasse,. if he finds necessary,
will ' withdraw the French embassy
from Constantinople, and Munir Bey,
the Turkish embassador, who is now
in Switzerland, will be notified not
to return to Paris, in which case
Munir Bey probably will withdraw
the legation to Berne, as he is also
accredited as minister to Switzerland.
No naval demonstration is as yet
contemplated, but . the sultan will
probably be .seriously inconvenienced
by the closure of the Turkish em
bassy here, which is the center of the
espionage maintained to watch the
numerous young Turks and other
disaffected Ottoman subjects and
voluntary exiles who make their
headquarters at Paris, and who will
have a free hand if diplomatic rela
tions between France and Turkey are
completely broken off.
It has been suggested that the
French government issue orders for
the bourse to cease dealing in Turk
ish securities, but it is not likely that
this step' will- be taken, as it would
injure the French bondholders.
The Sultan's Fears.
New York, Aug. 26. The French
governent is thoroughly in earnest in
its attitude toward Turkey, and is
fully . aware that at the present mo
ment, - no foreign power would raise
any objection to a' French fleet resort
ing to mosf drastic measures,., says a
Paris dispatch to the Tribune.
According to information that has
reached Paris, the real reason for the
sultan changing his mind and de
clining to fulfill his proimse was due
to his hopes that the obstreperous
clamor of the Nationalist party in
France would induce M. Delcasse, the
minister of foreign affairs, to disavow
Constans. The sultan's great ob-.
jection to the French concession is
that if the Constantinople quays
were under the control of a French or
other foreign company there would
be disquieting facilities for the land
ing of conspirators and their baggage.
But Constans gave ' the sultan the
option of buying back the dangerous
quays by paying 41,000,000 francs for
them within six months and provided
the porte with a scheme for raising
the cash.
Town is Filled With Idle Men Who Are Out
of Money.
Port Townsend, Aug. 24. The ex
odus from Nome is fairly on, and each
steamer from there has many passen
gers. The Roanoke has just" arrived
from Nome with 130 cabin passengers,
besides a large number in the steer
age. This makes about 1,000 people
who have arrived from the North this
season, and from reports each suc
ceeding steamer wilr be loaded with
pasengers until the ice closes naviga
tion. The returning passengers re
port Nome as being remarkably quiet.
The town is filled with idle men,
many .of whom are willing to work for
almost anything in order to get pas
sage money, but there is no work and
great anxiety is felt by the residents
as to what will be done with so many
men without means. The Roanoke
brought down $600,000 in dust, $90,
000 of which was shipped by the Pio
neer Mining Company, the remainder
being snipped by the JNorth American
Trading fe Transportation Company.
It is estimate that passengers had on
their persons $200,000 in gold.
Want Reservation Opened.
Spokane, Aug. 26. Plans have
been announced to secure the open
ing of the Spokane Indian rrvar
tion to mineral locations. The reser
vation is 25 miles northeast of this
city, and contains about 200,000
acres. The mineral wealth is un
known, but surface indications are
said to be promising. The reserva
tion is now occupied by about 350
Spokane Indians with" Chief Lott at
their head. The chamber of com -merce
here proposes to take steps to
secure favorable action by congress.
Bumed Itself OuL
Philadelpiha, Aug. 24. The fire
which started at the works of the At
lantic Refining Company, at Point
Breeze, has burned iteslf out. The
loss is estimated at about $500,000.
Fourteen tanks containing about 200,
000 barrels of oil were destroyed. One
pumping station and thousands of
feet of pipe were rendered useless, but
the most important machinery is intact.