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COTTAGE GROVE. . . OREGON.
A Comprthtmlve Rtvlcw ol Ihe Important
Happenings ol the Past Week Presented
In i Condensed Form Which li Molt
UKely (o Prove of Intertit to Our Many
Intense hent -prevails over Europe.
Tho birth of a roynl princess cnuscs
much joy in Italy.
General ChafTeo's army has arrived
at Nagasaki from China.
London has a rumor of a severe
British defeat near Pretoria.
Tho duko of York's visit to Canada
has been officially announced.
Tho rhilippino commission has
begun Its final provincial tour.
Sirs. McKin lev's condition causes
tho doctors much apprehension.
Minister Conger expects to return
to his post in China about July 17.
A $10,000 fruit packing house will
bo established at Vancouver, Wash.
Tho Ohio state board of arbitration
prevented a street car striko at Day
ton. American exports to Scandinavia
have more than trebled in tho past
James A. Heme, tho well known
actor, passed away at his homo in
All tho volunteers cannot be
brought homo from tho Philippines
within tho time limit.
John D. Rockefeller has given
200,000 for tho founding of an asso
ciation of medical research.
Laborers engaged in excavation for
a new building in Ottawa have un
earthed tho long lost stone which
marked the sccno of the assassination
of T. d'Arcy McGce.
There is general regret throughout
tho country that tho irrigation con
gress, which was to have held a ses
sion at Colorado Springs in July, has
been postponed for a year.
The allied troops are preparing to
leave Chinese territory.
A plague case has been discovered
in a suburb of London.
Another Negro fiend ha been
burned at the stake in Florida.
The battleships fired a salute off
Grants' tomb on Memorial day.
Robbers blew an Ohio bank vault
and secured $-1,000. They escaped.
Mrs. Eddy, tho Christian Science
leader, has been sued for $150,000
Governor of Washington has been
asked to call a special session of the
Lieutenant Townlcy's connection
with tho Manila frauds is being in
vestigated. Colonel Michlcr, military secretary
to General Miles, died at his homo in
A rich strike of oil has been mado
near Olypmia. It is said to bo of first
class lubricating quality.
A commissary sergeant in Manila,
convicted of stealing supplies, has
been sentenced to thrco years' in
A Missouri river freight boat con
taining a ton of dynamite was blown
to nieces by the explosion of the
powder. Two men lost their lives,
The property loss will be very heavy,
President Castro, of the Venezuelan
republic, has addressed a message to
the people of the United States and
takes occasion to score .Minister
.Loomis, whom ho accuses of accepting
large bribes from the asphalt com
pany. Girl strikers in New York mado a
riotous demonstration. They handled
non striking girls roughly, and stoned
the building, breaking glass windows.
'The police arrested four of tho lead
ers, but lost ono of them in a chargo
from tho strikers.
The plague is reported to bo spread
ing in India.
Tho Cuban convention has accept
ed the Piatt amendment.
Another Jack tho Ripper case has
.been discovered in London.
Porto Ricans arc dissatisfied with
-the Supreme court decision
The Confederate Veterans' reunion
has been opened at Memphis, Tenn.
Duties collected on goods from the
Thilippines may have to bo refunded.
Corner stono for tho now federal
building at Salem, Or., will bo laid
China has agreed to tho amount of
indemnity demanded by tho powers,
but objects to the interest.
Tho 10 hour day law, enacted by
tho last Washington legislature, for
females may not affect tho telephone
At a Nashville, Tenn., University,
a nativo of China won tho medal pre
sented to tho best rrator in tho uni
versity. It is understood in Rome that Pope
Leo XIII has mado a will naming his
Northwestern Iowa has begun ship
ping choice butter to Porto Rico.
Tho first consignment left Sioux
Palls a few days ago.
Tho Austro Hungarian census just
completed shows tho total population
to bo 47,000,000, an increase since
1800 of 0 per cent. Tho population of
Budapest has increased 45 per cent.
United SUlei Legation Guard In Pekln-Pin.
lion Sharpers Calch Returning Soldier.
Instruction sent to our ropresenta
tive at Pokin, governing the conduct
of American troops which remain at
tho United States legation as guard
in that city, have- Won acknowledged
bv General Chaffee. The force of 100
men will lo quartered in tho Temple
of Agriculture and at tho south gate
of tho forbidden city. The force,
which comprises company H of tho
Ninth infantry, will lw unuer mo
command of Major Edgar 11. Roberts,
Ninth Infantry, and tho force will Ihj
stocked with supplies to last until
Decemlier 31, by which time requisi
tions will Ihj mado on Manila for sup
plies for the following six months.
Tho rcservo ammunition furnished
the force includes 100,000 rounds of
rifle cartridges and 100 rounds of re
volver shot for each authorized
wputon. The instruction sent to.
Roberts cautioned him against any re
laxation of military discipline and ad
vised him that he should consult fre
quently with our diplomatic reprcsen
tathes. and act when mojssary in con
junction with tho other foreign com
mand, ilo was also iniormeu inui no
might use force, if necessary, against
tho Chinese in tho protection of
There is considerable speculation
about the effect of Mrs. McKinley s
illnes on society in Washington after
her recovery and return. It is report
ed that two years ago Mr. Mckinley
was advised to let it be known tnat his
wifo was an invalid and could not dis
charge tho duties of tho "first lady of
the land." It is said that the presi
dent favored the idea and suggested it
to Mrs. McKinley, but that sho re
fused to entertain it for a moment,
and that she has sinco rigidly per
formed tho duties of mistress of the
White Houe, at considerable personal
sacrifice and injury to her health.
An investigation of tho practices of
pension sharpers in San Francisco and
their methods of annoying soldicn
returning from the Far East, has been
started by the pension bureau, and
prosecutions may bo cxpecteu in tnc
near future, according to the olliciuls
of the law division of tho bureau.
The sharpers are not all representa
tives of the largo Washington pension
law firms, but many of them are, and
their methods are characterized a
illegal and outrageous. They meet
returning soldiers at tho docks and
often persuade them to file applica
tions for pensions, even before they
have been discharged. Fees have
been, in many cases, collected with
out any service rendered, and the
sharper often threatens to take up his
case in Washington and make trouble
for the soldier unless ho paid the lee.
According to present plans the 10,-
000 regulars who are to bo brought
back from tho Philippines in tho plan
of diminishing the military' force
under General MacArthur will not
begin their homeward trips until after
July 1. The first of tho regulars to
return will be tho Fourteenth, Eigh
teenth and Twenty third regiments ol
infantry, and the Fourth regiment of
There is no law or constitutional
provision to prevent rresiuem ic.
Kinlev visiting Mexico or uanauauur
inc his term of office if ho so desires.
although the v precedents aro against
it. Never has tho president oi tne
United States gone over the boun
daries of tho country except on two
occasions. Andrew Johnson and Sec
retary Seward once crossed tho suspen
sion bridge to view tho Niagara falls
from tho Canadian side. General
Grant did tho same several years later.
Gov. Charles II. Allen, of Porto
Rico, has presented to tho president
through the state department his
first annual report. The governor ex
presses the opinion that a scheme ol
colonial administration such as is
found in the Danish, French and
English West Indies might bo safely
instituted with variations dependent
upon the future policy of tho homo
Surgeon General Sternberg of the
army reports with gratification a. de
cided improvement in tho health of
tho soldiers in tho Philippines. The
death rate has been rapidly decreas
ing. Tho death rate from disease is
much lower than in any other army.
FOREIGN TROOPS GOING.
Withdrawal of the Allied Forces From Chinese
Tien Tsin, May 31. Two British
transports havo arrived at Tong Ku
to take troops direct to India, An
other transport will arrive today to
take tho Beluch regiment to Wei Hat
General Voyron, tho French com
mander, expects, now that tho evacu
ation has been decided upon, that
Franco will countermand tho order
holding her troops temporarily in
China. Ho anticipates tho early ar
rival of French transports.
General Lorno Campbell, tho Brit
ish commander here, says tho inter
national situation at Tien Tsin is bet
ter than at any timo sinco tho arrival
of tho troops.
Freight Trains Smashed Together.
Everett, Wash., May 31. An extra.
south bound freight train was out in
two today at tho top of a two mile
grade at Edgecomb, intending to dou
ble back for tho second section cut.
Tho half train left standing started
down tho grado and dashed into an
other freight train at Edgecomb,
smashing two cabooses and three
freight cars into kindling wood. The
d6bris was burned, No ono was hurt.
NEWS 0E THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial ind Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of ol the
Growth and Improvement of the Many
Industries Throughout Onr ThrlvlngConv
monweallh Latest Market Report
Four whales In Yaqulna bay were
reported one day Inst week,
Arrungoinnets aro being made for a
Fourth of July celebration at Darker.
Tho O. R. it N. Co. has a heavy
now switch engine in tho Pendleton
Tho movement of cattle from Har
ney county lor tho summer is now
A sovere frost near Valo a few nights
ngo is reported to have injured crops
Two car loads of ono and two year
old steers wcro shipped from Yaquina
bav last week.
The contract for carrying tho mail
between Marshllcld and North Demi
will bo let July 1.
Oliver P. Kaubb, aged' 78, an old
pioneer, died nt ins iiomo near sjoi
burg tho other day.
Tho bridgo at Nashville has col
lapsed. Somo live stock went down
with it, but none were killed.
Tho new superintendent of tho
Badger mino in Susanvillo district
has laid otf a numlHir of men, pend
ing tho making of improvements.
Tho Lincoln county court will
repair tho bridge across tho Uig Elk
river at Elk City and will construct
bridgo across tho Yuuina river at
The machinery for tho additional
five stamps for the Lucky Roy mill
in tho Blue River district has arrived
at Springfield and will bo hauled to
tho nnno as soon as posstlbe.
Philomath will celebrate tho Fourth
Tho Ilillaboro council has ordered
500 feet of hose.
Sufficient funds have been pledged
for a Fourth of July celebration at
Last week there was 00,000 pounds
of wool sold at Blalock for 10 cents
Two carloads of horses were shipped
from Baker City to tho East this week
by Susanvillo people
S L. Brooks, a stockraiscr, iof tho
Sandridge. north of Imbcr, lost his
largo barn by fire last week.
The board of directors of tho Hunt
ington high school havo decided to
have nine months' school this year.
The 12th annual convention of tho
Washington County Sunday School
Association will bo held Juno C at
The Inland Telephone Cfcmpany has
a crew of men engaged in stringing
extra wires between La Urande and
Wallowa county points.
Tho Deep Gravel Mining Company,
incorporated, has assumed control of
all tho mining property heretofore
owned by Wimcr Rros. & Co.. at
Wheat Walla Walla, 00c. ; vol
ley, nominal; blucatcm, GlG2c
Flour Best grades, $2.903.40 per
barrel: graham. $2.(U.
Oats Whitc.$1.351.40 percental;
gray, $1.301.32 percental.
Barley Feed, $1717.50; brewing,
817017.60 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, $20.00; chop,
Hav Timothy, $12.5014; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $C7
Hops 12(3 14c. per lb.
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 710c; mohair, 2021c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 15
17Jc. ; dairy, 1314c, store, 11
12Uc per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1212Kc
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
13c. ; Young America, 13J14c,
hens, $45.00; dressed, ll12c. per
pound; springs, $35 per dozen;
ducks, $50: geese, $C7: turkoys,
live, 1012c; dressed, 14lfic. per
Potatoes Old, $11.15 per sack;
new, 225c. per pound.
Mutton Lambs iibc, per
pound gross; best sheep, wethers,
with wool. $4.254.50; dressed, 07c
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5,750;
light, $4.7ou; dressed, 77Jc. per
Veal Large, 0J7c. per pound;
small, 78c. per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $55.25;
cows and hcifcis, $4.uU4.75; dressed
beef, 8BaC. per pound
Senator Hawloy is in favor of pro
tecting tho Nicaraguan canal, no
matter what kind of, an intorna
tional agreement is mado.
It was hold recently in a London
polico court thut no ono has auy right
io jurcu uia wuy u juiswuy vui-
riago already full.
Sun Francisco has 130, Pittsburg
885. Providence 250. Washington 000.
Louinvillo 325, Cincinnati CIO and
Cleveland 400 policemen.
SWEPT OVER A DAM.
Seven Persons Drowned In the Schuylkill
Philadelphia, Juno 3. A rowboat
containing a party of eight young
people was swept over the Flat Hook
dam, in tho Schuylkill river, and
seven of them, live girls and two
boys, were drowned. Ono yuung mini
The party, with a largo number of
others, organized a picnic. Thoy em
barked in gaily decorated wagons
early in tho morning, and pitched
their camp at Rose (lien, along tho
Schuylkill river, on tho northern
outskirts of tho city. Tho party split
up after dinner for a row on tho river.
Heavy rains during tno past wcok
hud mndo tho muddy stream quito
high, and the current was much
swifter than usual. However, the
unfortunate party immediately struck
out for midstream. All Iho girls
were huddled in the stern, one of the
bovs was rowing and tho others wcro
sitting in tho bow of tho boat. After
getting in tho middle of tho river,
and finding the current too swift fur
comfort, tho boat was rowed in to
ward the shore. During this time It
was being carried slowly down stream.
Tho boy doing tho rowing decided
to .go through the locks, and as he
approached tho dam ho was warned
by tho lockkecper not to approach
any closer. Tho warning was not
heeded, and the young oarsman Kept
on rowing until ho found that the
look was closed. Ho attempted to
turn the bout, which was then alxmt
50 feet from tho dam and 25 fret
from tho shore, but ho turned the
wrong way. A moment later and the
boat was in tho swiftly moving cur
rent. Swiftly it was carried toward
tho brink of the falling waters, and
just as it reached tho breast of tho
dam, over which 30 inches of water
was pouring, tho entire eight stood
up and tho boat went over stern first.
Tho drop to tho rocks IkjIow is ap
proximately 12 feet. Tho boat
struck thq water Ixsttom up, and as
it disappeared the wholo party was
under it. Nothing more was seen
bv the few persons who saw tho acci
dent for almost a minute, when the
boat reappeared with ono boy cling
ing to its keel, I hen another young
man was seen to come to the sur
face and make a frantic effort tc
reach shore by swimimng. Tho six
girls never roso to the surface.
Investigation of Charges of Bribery In thi
, Honolulu, May 20, via San Fran
cisco,, Juno 3. The' special grant
jury called to investigate tho charger
of bribery in tho legislature has raised
tho biggest sensation Honolulu hu
had sinco the days of revolution ane
agitation for annexation. It has hat
as witnesses Gov. Dole, Attorney Gen
cral Dole, Secretary of tho Territorj
Cooper and othcrhigh officials, and
on tho refusal of some of them tc
answer questions, tho grand jury
has had them brought into court tc
show cause why they should not
In tho absenco of S. B. Dole, who
is indisposed, Secretary Cooper is act
ing governor. The jury began its
investigation on a letter from tho
governor to tho legislature, refusing
to extend the session because ho had
information that bribery was taking
place. Governor Dole appeared lio-
foro tho jury and it is said, told all
that ho know. Tho other heads of
departments were summoned to
testify, and all refused to tell what
they knew, on tho ground that the
information they had received wai
in tho nature of a "privileged com
munication," having been given ta
them as government officials.
Acting Governor Cooper, Attorney
General Dolo and L. A. Thurston,
president of tho Gazette publishing
company, wcro sumomncd to appear
before Judge Humphreys and show
causo why they should not tell the
grand jury what thoy had learned rc
garding bribery in tho legislature.
Judgo Humphreys sustained Dolo at
it was shown that ho had told the
grand jury tho names of tho men
from horn ho had received evidence,
Thurston had told tho jury that he
had heard that legislators had ap
proached a corporation with solicit a
tions of bribes, but ho declines to
give tho name of the corporation on
tho ground that as attorney ho had
a right to withhold it as given in
confidence by a client to an attorney.
Helen Gould's Health Falling.
Miss Helen Gould of New York,
ovcrcomo by tho strum of her clmnta
Me work, has been ordered to tuko a
long rest and is bol loved to bo suffer
ing from nervous prostration.
Treasury Auditor Resigns.
Washington, Juno 3. Colonel
Youngblo'od, of Alabama, auditor of
tho treasury department, has tendered
his resignation, and it was accepted,
to tako effect June 15. Tho president
today appointed H, A. Picrson, assist'
ant auditor for tho same dopurtinent,
to succeed hun.
First Payment for Cruiser.
Philadelphia, Juno 3. A cnblc
message received by William Cramp
fc Sons announced that tho first pay
mont for tho cruiser contracted for by
tho government of i'urkoy has been
paid by tho Imperial Ottoman Bank.
Until now there has been an clement
of doubt as to whether tho cruiser
would over bo built, but with tho first
payment made, tho work will bo car
FIGHT WITH BOEltS
ENGAGEMENT DETWEEN FORCE8
OF DIXON AND DELAREY.
fhe British Lost 174 Killed and Wounded and
Ihe Boen Lcll 35 Dead on Ihe I'leld
The Soulh Africans Were Driven Back
Dallle Was oa Anniversary of Lord Rob.
erts' Cnlry Into Johannesburg.
London. Juno 3. Tho wor olllc.o
today gave out tho following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener, from Pretoria!
"General Dixon's forco at Vlud-
fonteln was attacked yesterday by
Delaroy's forces and there was sovrco
It il l till 'Dm mioiiiv wu eventually
driven olf with heavy loss, leaving 35
dead. I regret that our cusuuiuc
also wore severe. The killed and
wounded numbered 174. rour olll-
cers wcro killed."
On tho anniversary of IOtil Kob-
i.rU' oiitrv Into Johannesburg tho
country has licen startled by tho news
of desperate lighting ana heavy urn-
ish losses within U) miles in tno gnni
reef city. Tho battle at Vladfontein,
on tho Uuriiun-Jonunncsuurg rail
road, is the most serious engagement
sinco General Clement's reverse at
Nagalicsburg. It shows General Do-
laroy Is in no way daunted ty wio
capture of 11 ol his guns by Ucncrui
Bub ngton six weeks ago. i no gar
rison of Vladfontein was apparcnlty
laregly comjioNed of yociuanry. 1 hat
lln.il- imuiiitniif m muiin to close (Ulllr
ters and suffered heavy loss is shown
by tho number ol dead icit on inc
FEAR AN INVABION.
Nicaragua Preparing to Keep Out the
San Frnncisco, Juno 3. The
steamer City of Sydney, which just
arrived hero from Panama and other
Central American jHirts, brings the
following budget of news:
When tho City of Sydney was at
Corinto tho peoplo were expecting
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an invasion irom noionuuu. inc
government of Nicaragua, in order
to make sure that it would not l
caught napping, has stationed 500
General Bruise, who fled from Nic
aragua somo years ngo, returned tc
his liomo on ono of tho Central
American steamships last month.
As soon as he set foot on Nicarnguu
soil ho was urrcstcd on a criminal
President Zolcya, of Nicaragua,
will proliably visit tho Pan-American
exposition at Bulfalo.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany's coal yards, situated on Nousit
island, in Panama Bay, recently suf
fered severely from fire, which was
said to he still burning, but under
control, when tho Sydney sailed,
having then burned for 15 days.
Sun Salvador is to havo a man ol
war. The government has purchased
from her British owners tho steam-
shin Sov. and will transfer her Into
a cruiser, renaming her Salvador.
Tho new cruiser is now at Acujutlu,
and will go into commission at once.
MR8. MCKINLEY'S CONDITION.
Doctor Say She Is Not Out of Danger-
Grave Features ol the Case.
Washington, June 3. Mrs. Ma
Kinloy passed a very comfortablo
night, and sat up for a whilo this
morning. Tho thrco physicians who
aro in attendance, after a consulta
tion this forenoon, issued tho follow
ing statement of her condition:
"Mrs. McKinley is recovering
from tho fatiguo of tho trip. The
illness from which sho was suffering
in San irancisco still continues,
though in less intenso form. Sho is
still feeble, and cannot bo considered
out of danger, Her progress will no
doubt bo slow, but improvement is
Mrs. McKinley failed to show any
improvement during tho day, and
tonight her condition is reported as
unchanged Irom tho status given in
tho bulletin issued this morning.
Ono of tho gravo features of tho case
is the fact that sho continues ex
tremely weak and fails to gain In
strength. Sho is very seriously ill,
but has had sovcro attacks of illness
heretofore, and this gives riso for hope
that alio will yet show improvement.
Rate War at an End.
Seattle, Juno 3, Tho Alaska steam
ship rato war is at an end, temporar
ily at least. An agreement was
entered into by managers of tho ro
ccntly warring companies restoring
tho former passenger rates of $25 first
class and $10 second class. Tho
agreement is to bo in forco for (SO
days, and it is thought will then bo
extended. The rato war was
forced by Canadian lines, which in
sisted on American steamers keeping
away from Vancouver on north bound
Washington, Juno 3. Hiram
Prico, who sorved many years in con
gress as a Republican roprcsontativo
from Iowa, and who was commission
er of Indian affairs from 1881 to tho
beginning of tho first Cleveland ad
ministration, died hero of heart
trouble Mr, Prico, who was 87
years of ago, was prcsidont of tho
8tato Bank of Iowa for maijy years.
HER CASE CRITICAL.
Mrs, McKlnley'i Condition Causes Much
Washington Juno I. Mrs. Mc
Kinley continue very weak. Her
condition Is not greatly changed from
that of yesterday, hut each day that
elapses without a gain In strength
lessons her power of recuperation.
Tho complaint which came, near end
ing her life In San Frauolxcn Is still
present. H i In a slightly Ion
aggravated form, hut gives tho phy
sicians and president much concern.
Mrs. McKinley has shown rciiiarxanio
vitality, hut her Illness has so ro
duecdlior strength as to leave her
very fcoblu Indeed. It Is learcd that
unless a change for tho Ix'tlef soon
manifests Itsolf, her strength may
become so near exhausted as to
leave her without rallying power.
Tho news given out by the physi
cians in attendance today was not
reassuring, though Iiiimi of boiler
tilings still continues. After a eon-
sultatlou iKitwccn tho doctors tint
following bulletin was Issued :
"Mrs. MoKlnlcy paxm-d a comfort
ablo night, hut her condition has not.
materially changed since hm report
M08T UNIQUE CLAIM8.
Government Will Be Asked to Restore Value
of Bonds Burned.
Washington. Juno 4. A mont
unique claim will be presented at the
next congress. It is that of certain
heirs of Joseph L. Lewis, who was a
millionaire of Trenton, N. J. Lowls
was a bachelor crank. His will pm-
vldcd lequorft8 ol irom 9",uuu in
$100,000 to various relatives and
illriv-ti-d tlmt llftlT these iNflUCKtM
should Ikj paid tho residue of his
estate should bo invested in govern-
mont iKinds, and as nu oxpresneu n,
"In nnlur to n-dueo the nubile debt."
the IKinds should I hi burned. His
win hen wcro curried out. SulM.OOO in
government Itonds were purchase!
and burned. This occurred 25 year
ago. Now certain distant ruiaiivcs
who wcro not bcncllciarles ol tho will
are seeking to have tho government
rralnm tn till! IjswIh estate tho VultIC
of tho lionds burned, and a bill pro
viding that this shall bo dona win ih
introduced in tho next congress.
IN A RU88IAN JAIL.
Prominent American Confined Arbitrarily In
Now York, Juno 3. Tho Press
this morning publishes a statement
that.L. James Gordon, sales and fpiir
trading ligent in ItumiU of thn IlnUU
win Locomotlv o Works, d!sapK?ar
cd in St. Petersburg hist January,
and that his disappearance wuscatisctl
by his arrest by the. Russlun authors
ties on charges unknown to tho pu It
lie. On tho day succeeding tho arrest
a St. Petersburg paper contained the
following notice : "Mr. L, J. O. ,
a prominent business man, was ur
rested ycstcnluy. " Thoso who know
Gordon knew that It referred to him,
hut that ended tho matter in St. I'tc
ersburg. It is only within a few
wccks that it has Womo known that
he is confined arbitrarily in tho fort
ress of the Nova. The American
ambassador has Ueii asked to inter
est himself in tho affair by a brother
and two sisters of Gordon, who aro in
this city at tho present time, but
Fire Raged Ten Day.
Oaxaca, Mexico, Juno 4. Detail
of tho great firo which raged on thr
isthmus of Tchauntcpca for savera)
days havo been received hero. Ovei
70 peoplo wcro uuablo to cscupo the
rapid progress of tho flames and were
burned to death. Tho firo started
on a coffco plantation, and owing tc
tho dryness of tho vegation it wu
soon beyond control and wrought
great destruction to growing crop.
Many thdusunds of acres of eolfer
trees, bananas, oruugo trees and other
tropical prjducts were destroyed.
Tho firo burned for 10 days and wae
finally quenched by a heavy tropical
Imports From Philippines.
Washington, May 31. A statement
prepared at tho treasury department
shows that tho receipts from customs
duties collected upon articled im
ported into tho United States from
tiro Philippine islands from April 1,
1899, to March 31. 1001, wore $1,003.
017. Of this amount $800,042 came
for sugar, $110,539 for oigars, and
tho remainder for miscellaneous
Discoveries of Argentine Scientist.
Now York Juno 3, A dispatch to
tho Herald from Buenos Ayrcs says
Senor Rlcaldoni, an engineer, has just
mado oxporimonts with an improved
system of wireless tolcgraphy. The
results of tho experiment wore very'
satisfactory, Ho will soon try a sub
marine boat of his own Invontion,
which ho bol loves is superior to any
Dominican Revolution Crushed.
Kingston Jamnica, Juno 4. It is
ronortcd that tho rnvnlntlnn In K,,.t.,
4 ----' ...
Domingo lias boon compotolly crushed
at its incopuon and a mimbnr of the
prominent robols shot or imprisoned.
Among tho latter is a son of tlio lato
prcsidont. Thoro is Httln nnrtrn
offering from Colombian ports in
conscquonco of tho heavy oxport
duties Imposed by tho Colombian
government to moot
dent to tho revolution;