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OWAKI HltOWN, Pnh.
- COTTAOH OROVH OREGON.
EVENTS OFTHE DAY
Comprehensive Review of tho Import,
nt Happenings of the Vast Wccb.
Presented In Condensed Form, Malt
Likely to Prove Interesting.
-Mnr.ntlnti, Mexico, la now ftco from
All Mormons linvo been ordered to
Socialists threaten to make trouble 11
tbo war visit Koine.
Tho llooil nt 8t Louis has placed !00
peoplo In grave peril.
' Proslilont RooMvelt lias ordored n
thorough investigation o tho postal
Torrential rain at Pparlnnburg, S. C,
caucsil 30 ilaatha and proper!; loseej ot
Secretary Hoot Is being boomed for
tho Republican nomination for governor
ot New York.
The fore.it fires In the Adirondack
mountains hare been subdued. The
losses aro eetlmatoJ at 14,000,000.
Two men were killed and two fatally
injured on a hand oar that was run
down by a tram near ijenna, .eu.
A report from tha consul director of
the Philippines places tho Christian
population of the islands at 7,000,000.
Tho Union Pa ifie boiler men at
.Cheyenne, Wyo , have had their re
quests granted and will return to work.
Kins Edward and Queen Alexandra
will pay a visit to Ireland June 21
Firo destroyed tho business portion
of New Lisbon, Wis.; loss, $100,1)00.
Fire in the plant of a Philadelphia
dress suit cato lompany caused a Iossof
C Tho wheat Importers of Lisbon have
formed a trust which takes in all the
mills ot Portugal.
Glasgow, Scotland, capitalists have
formed a company to make shipments
of bananas from Jamaica to New
Strlfo between the Baptitts and the
Methodists at Rochester, .Minn., has
resulted in the blowing up of the form
On tho charges of insolvency and
mlsmanaegment, a receiver is asked for
the Campeche lumber and development
company, a $1,000,000 corporation
dealing in Mexican timber lauds.
Robbers rifled the safe of a bank at
Vista, Minn., of $18,00.
Roumanian is considering steps to
xeep Americans out of its oil fields.
The Lander-Rawlins, Wyo., stase
was held up and the mail eacss rifled.
The Acre rebellion is at an end and
the chiefs havo promisod obedience to
Fire has destroyed tho $50,000 pftnt
of the Midland manufacturing company
at Tarkio, .Mo.
The Mississippi capitol building,
erected at a cost of $1,000,000, ha;
been formally dedicated.
A treaty will bo signed by the United
MlBt'.1 1 I t. .. .1 . ! I
States and Brazil for the admission oi
American floiirMnto Brazil
Tbe great state, pawrbroklng estab
lishment at Rome has been gutted bj
Are, and damage oi $2,400,000 done.
The American consul at Canton re-
ports 1,000,000 natives in Kwang SI as
Two large whales which pursued I
schools uf mackerel find tbemeelrea im
prisoned In the Bras d'or lake, Cape
Ottumwa, la., suffered a loss of
$400,000 by fire. A large planing mill, I
a printing establishment and ten rest
dences were burned.
The popo is suffsring greatly from
uio intense beat.
A storm which swept Valparaiso I
wrecked four vessels in the bay,
Water in Kansas Is falling and tbe
situation is much improved
A. K. Ames & Co., one of the largest
anklng houses in Canada, has sus-
A nephew of John wKTkes Booth de
ares that the assassin of President
incoln did not die until 1901.
The supreme court has decided that
Whitabor Wright, the promoter, can be
extradited for trial In ingland. I
Chile Is negotiating a loan for $500.-
000 to rover the installments due on I Colorado, Is mentioned here as a prob
two warships and meet debts to banks. able successoor of Judge Caldwell on
A linrllnnfnn n..n, ,! r..
hn loot ululit nf nnd It I. t-t
lias run into the flood along the Missis'
Eight hundred are homeless as the
result pt tho Georgia tornado. One I
hundred people wore killed and 150
others Injured, of whom at least 20
WIJI UJW. I
Chicago policemen are seeklnz for
throo Italians who killed a fellow man
and then placed a revolver In his hand
to raise the cry of suicide, I
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1WII'.M. WV.Vi, VAlWUUILfU iihb
aiiuu jrum jmtuujuru wj explore irie
Bahama islands Manv nntml !.
ontlsts made up tbe party.
The Japan hou-o of representative.
has adopted tho appropriations for
naval expansion hut has rejected the
proposed oxpendituro for Formosan
railroads and harLor works.
Tbe Rollaneo has again 2efsated the
Constitution and Columbia,
Hlx thousand people are homeless In
Iowa as the result of high ire tor.
lue liriusii aumirauy is iniii a
suitable steamer to send to the relief of
the English eclantlfio expedition In the
The Guatamelan legislature Las Is
sued a call for a constitutional asiam.
oly for the purposo of changing the road. It was filled with machinery
constitution so as to auow me president and
to succeed hlmsoll. ' ing
RAMMED AT SV.A.
One Hundred Dead From Collision on the
Coast ot France.
Marseilles, Juno 10. Moro than 100
persons portshed today near Marseil
les as tho result of a collision between
tho lnsulalro and tho Llban passenger
steamers, belonging to tho Frnlsscnct
Steamship Company. Tho Llban left
Marseilles this morning on Its regular
pnsscngcr trip to Badtla, Corsica, and
was run down and sunk by tho lnsu
lalro oft the Malro Islands.
Tho collision was witnessed from the
pilot-boat Blechamp, which was about
two miles distant. Tho Blechamp Im
mediately repaired to tho spot to ren
The forco of tho colltslonn had cut a
great hole In tho Llban's sldo, and it
already was making water rapidly.
Tho captain saw that tho only chance
was to run tho steamer aground, and
t,ho Llban was headed full speed for
tho shore; but within 17 minutes after
tho collision and whllo still In deep
water, tho foro part of tho steamer
plunged beneath tho waves, and a few
minutes later had disappeared.
In tho .meantime tho Blechamp, the
steamer Balkan, also belonging to the
Fralsscnct Company, and other vessels
had drawn near tho sinking ship and
wore making desperate efforts to res
cue those on board. Tho Blechamr
picked up 40 persons, many ot whom
wore at tho point of exhaustion. The
Balkan rescued 37 passengers and up
to the present It Is known that In ad
dltion to tho passengers, 17 of the
crew were also saved.
Officers of tho steamer Balkan des
cribe the sccno Just before tho Llban
disappeared as a terrible one. As tbe
vessel was sinking it was inclined tc
such an angel that tho masts struck
the water, causing an eddy, making the
work of rescue most difficult A mas
of human beings was clinging to the
foundering vessel and uttering despair
Ing cries as It went down.
At tho same time tho boilers ex
ploded, Intensifying the horrors. For
r. few .moments the victims were seen
struggling In the sea, when the wj-ve
closed over them and all was Bllent
Of about 200 passengers who were
tboard the Llban, It was feared that
half were drowned.
CHILE ROW ALARMS.
United States Has Ordered Warsnlps
Washington, June 10. Upon the re
ceipt of reports from American agents
In Chile to the effect that the situa
tion at Valparaiso is unsatisfactory.
owing to the recent Solclallst disturb
ances there, the State Department this
afternoon requested the Navy Depart
ment to dispatch a ship to that point
In order that American Interests may
be fully protected In the event of an
The Navy Department at first
thought of sending the entire Pacific
squadron from San Francisco, but as
Rear-Admiral Glass has Just brought
his ships to California waters for re
pairs, it was decided to order Rear
Admiral Sumner, commanding the
North Atlantic station, to proceed at
once with his squadron now at Monte
video through the Straits to Valparai
so. Cable orders to this effect were
sent Admiral Sumner this afternoon
Orders were also telegraphed to Ad
t 1 ninoo n hn roliU- fni- 0fl flnil
mlral Glass to be ready for sea, and
In the event that Admiral sumncn
fleet Is unable to Eet under way at
once, the Pacific squadron may oe or
dered to Chilean waters In Its stead
Rear-Admiral Sumner's fleet consists
of the protected cruiser Newark, flag'
ship; protected cruiser Detroit and the
gunboats Gloucester and Montgomery
Fishermen Declare Strike,
New Westminster, B. C June 10.
The Fishermen's Union for British Co
lumbia has decided to proclaim a strike
commencing July 1. The sliding scale
offered by the canners Is unsatisfac
tory. Take the average number of
fish caught last season per boat, 1142
at ICHrC cents per fish, Is $188.33, or
162.77 per man for the season a worK.
The Indiana wanted 18 cents, and will
tint flat. f,. laoa Thov 1 !1 Vn op-Tpri Dtl
,,,,mni nni tn loavn hlr hnmpi
to fish for anything less than 18 cent
The-white men want 18 cents and the
Japs 16 cents per fish
Quits the Bench,
Denver, June 10. Relatives of Unit
ed States Judge Caldwell confirm the
report of his resignation, telegraphed
from Little Rock, Ark. They say that
his resignation became effective June
5. Judge Caldwell Is now In his moun-
tain home. Aloha Lodgo, near Wagon
Wheel Gap. Colo. Chief Justice John
Campbell, of the Supreme Court of
tne Dcncn or tno unir.ee, tsr.ar.es uircuii
Wiun Ul ADUCUIB,
Plague experiments Stopped,
Berlin, June 10. In consequence ot
the death from plague at the Berlin
hospital of tbe young Vienna Physician'
Dr. Milan Sachs, the government has
Ar,AnA in lCDIta Anrretn fnrhMiHnn
further experiments with plague
perms, the risk of snreadinc infection
being considered more dangerous to
tho public health than the knowledge
?a,n.?a 'n swaying a aeaaiy microoo
KtM Were Routed,
Coro, Venezuela, June 10. After two
days' bard fighting the Venezuelan gov-
crnmcnt troops, under the command of
General Gomez, assaulted tbe camp ot
tbe revolutionists, commanded by Gen
eral Matos, General Rlerla and General
Lara, and Inflicted a complete defeat
on them. The rebels were encamped
near red regal, 20 miles from this
place. The capture of General Matos
Costly Fire at Buffalo.
Buffalo, June 10. Fire early today
destroyed the Buffalo Carting & Stor
age Company's plant and contents,
causing a loss of $400,000. The build
was used by the Lake Shore Rail
other goods stored for manufacture
concerns or other cities,
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
LOOKING TOR LOST IMCKAUES.
Baker City Receives a Visit by Postoflke
Two sncclal Inspectors of the Post
office Department are at ltakor City
Investigating the mysterious disap
pearance of two registered money
packages, which have been mlssln
since last March. Tho packages wore
deposited In the poetoffico In tuts city
by the First National Dank, on March
17 last. Ono was addressed to Brown
it Pearce. at Cornucopia, and tho
other was addressed to a Mr. Hun
saker, at Pine. Neither package
reached its destination nnd tho bank
made Inquiries concerning them
the office In Baker City.
At first It wns claimed thnt the post'
Master nt Keating, tho first way sta
ilon on tho routo out from ltakor City,
had receipted for then, but some
time afterwards It wns discovered
hat tho Keating postmaster had re
ported tho packngos short wlion tn
pouch reached there, and tho matter
had been overlooked by the Baker
Jlty office. Tho total amount of mon
ey In the two. packages was $450.
LAND ORDCRCD WITHDRAWN.
La Oramle Otllce Receives Orders Con
ccrnlng Urant and Morrow.
A telegram has been received by
the La Grnndo land office officials
from Washington as follows:
Withdraw from settlement, or any
impropriation, townships 4. ranges
ind 30; townships S, ranees 2S. 29 and
!0: townships 0. range 27. 3S. Z9. 30
'.ownshlp 7, range 27; the north half
3f township 7, ranges 2S, 29, and 30
tho west half of township S, range 27
ill south and cast.
J. II. FIMPLK,
The land lies in Grant and Morrow
MM for llarrlsburg.
Hon. R. A. Booth, accompanied by
Civil Engineer E. Klobdahl, havo been
it llarrlsburg survoylng a site o
which to erect a largo sawmill, work
which will bo begun In the early part
of next year. Lines will also bo run
by which to increase tho capacity of
tho llarrlsburg water ditch, now the
property of. tho Booth-Kolloy Com
pany. Mr. Booth said that the mill to
be erected would be one of largo ca
pacity. Experts say that there Is no bet
ter site for a sawmill in uregon man
at that point, and that moro logs can
be congregated here by floating than
any known place In tho world.
Feur Days ot Celebration.
The celebration to ko held at Union
is announced to be one of the most
elaborate ever held In Eastern Oregon
It will continue for four days, July 1
2, 3 and 4, and will be under the man
asement of the Eastern Oregon Vet
eran Association, tho Woman's Relief
Corps, the Union County Pioneer As
soclatlon. and tho City of Union
United States Senator Mitchell has
been Invited to deliver an address
here oa the Fourth ot July, which
will be the big day ot the meetings,
Star Company to Resume.
Tbe Star Consolidation Mining Com
pany fs planning to resume operations
In a few days on an extensive scale.
Superintendent V. H. Behne has Just
returned from the east, having been
successful in raising sufficient funds
for all necedsary Improvements. This
property Is located on Martin creek,
In the Bohemia district. They have
over 1000 feet ot tunnels, and also
five-stamp mill on the ground. Many
very rich specimens of ore have been
found on tbls property.
Against Sunday Ball Games.
The antagonism to Sunday baseball
has broken out afresh at Eugene, and
a complaint has been made by a large
number or citizens, wno went berore
tbe County Court and secured a tem
porary Injunction prohibiting bas
ball on Sunday. This action Is only
preliminary to a case that will come
up at the June term of tbe Circuit
Court, when It is the bope of the
plaintiffs to havo tho restraining order
June Salmon In the Rluer.
The regular June run of fish has evi
dently arrived In the lower Columbia
and for the first time In several weeks
salmon are really plentiful, although
there Is no big run. The fish are large
and or One quality, those ranging rrom
40 to 60 pounds each predominating.
As the best catches are being made in
the lower harbor and around the
mouth of the river, tbe Indications are
that a new run Is entering tho Co
lumbia, Latest Music for Chautauqua.
Music will be made an especial fea
ture of the meeting ef the Willamette
Valley Chautauqua Association this
year. Mrs. Walter Roed, of Portland,
who has been placed In charge of this
department, will organize a large
chorus from among the slngerd of
Oregon City. Six of the very latest
musical productions will be selected
for presentation during the Chau
Receipts of State Land Office.
Tbe receipts of the State Land Of
fice for the .month of May amounted
to $66,647.74, This Is tho largest
month's receipts In a period of 12
years, with the exception of one
month In 1899, when holders of land
certificates made payments of arrear
ages In order to secure a reduction of
he rate of Interest. Practically all
the receipts this month came In dur
ing the first 21 days of Uio month.
President Olvcn Vacation.
President II. Edwin McOrew, of Pa
cific College, has been granted a year's
leave of absence by tho board of .man
agers, and will spend next year In
special work at Harvard University
Proressor (J. H. Lewis, ot uoiorauo
has been elected as acting president
of the college, which Insures gooi'
management for next year.
Made Large Additions to Lodge.
A celebration by tho Women of
Woodcraft was held at Roseburg, a
few days ago, tho occasion being the
close of a three months' campaign for
members. During that period the
lodge Increaded from a mpiborni'
60 to 175, and a mrgo numuor or appli
cations are still on fllo.
Weston Normal Commencement.
Tho Eastern Oregon State Normal
School at Weston, Id now busy with
preparations for commencement. The
week opens with tbo baccalaureate ex
ercises Sunday, June 7.
AI'I'IUL OP ORC00N.
To Secretary of Interior From Land
General W. II. Odell, ns nttornoy for
tho Stato ot Oregon, has appealed to
tho Secretary ot tho Interior from the
decision ot the Commissioner ot the
General Land Office In tho matter of
lieu land selections upon mineral base
In Southeastern Oregon. The Com
missioner had rejected the selections
of lieu land mado by Mr. Odell for tho
state, assigning as n reason therefor
that the stato had already sold the
lands which It seeks to use ns base
Another reason assigned for the re
Jcctlon wna that tho mineral chnractei
of tho land had not been proven.
Tho Commissioner also held that
the proceedings for tho adjudication
ot the mineral character ot tho land
wero Irregular for tho reason that the)
were commenced boforo application
had been made for the selection ot thr
Governor Chamberlain has written
a letter to the Secretary ot the Inter
lor advising that official that General
dell has authority to rcprcsont thr
Statu ot Oregon In this proceeding
nnd that It Is his desire, as Chlot Kx
ecutlve. that tho selections bo an
proved, so that salcd mado by thi
stato shall not bo rendered null and
Klamath Lake Railroad Running,
Trains are running regularly on tut
new Klamath Lake Railroad frore
l.alrd, on the Southern Pacific, to Pak
egama, the temporary terminus In
Klamath county, and Btnges and freight
wagons are ablo to make their trips
In half tho time thoy did when tho;
went to Ashland and Ager. Mall stll
comes by stage from Ashland, but It
la expected tbe government wilt soor
arrange to have It brought via the ne
railroad, thus greatly Improving the
service. Particularly In winter, wher
mud and slush Impeded travel, thr
railroad will facilitate tho carrying ol
mall and gain tho appreciation of peo
pie who hanker for letters and papers
before they becomo ancient history.
Jacksonville llox Factory.
The machinery of the big plant anc"
box factory at Jacksonville has start
ed up and everything, as far as test
ed, works like a charm. This Is th(
largest and heaviest idant of the klnc
ever shipped hero. The machinery Ii
the latest nnd most approved. Tk
plant will employ about 2G to 4r
hands. About 300.000 boxes wilt b
required to ship the fruit product from
Jackson county this year. It Is not
known whether this company will
supply the local trade.
Carnival at Salem.
Salem wilt not celebrate the Fourth
of July In the usual way, but will hold
a street carnival from June 29 to July
4, Inclusive. All the plans have been
perfected and a committee ot active
and enterprising citizens have the
work of carrying them out so well la
hand that tho success of the carnival
Is assured. City Recorder N. J. Judab
Is general manager and has 11 assist-
Honor for Oregon Boy.
Homer Martin, son of D. B. Martin.
ot Mount Pleasant, near Oregon City
who was recently graduated from
Stanford University, has been elected
to the chair of Latin and German In
the Palo Alto High School. Professor
Martin has accepted the offlco for
year, and will begin his labors in the
Carrier Lumber for Mills.
Tbe Benton County Lumber Com
pany has completed a flume for the
transportation of lumber from its
sawmill In the woods on Greasy creek
to Philomath on the line of the Cor-
vallld & Eastern Railroad. Tbe length
ot the flumo Is 6& miles, and Its ca
pacity Is 25,000 feet of lumber per
Will Can Sardines.
Tbo Hemlow Sardine Packing Com
pany has been organized at Astoria,
and articles of Incorporation filed
The capital stock will bo $50,000. The
object of the company Id to engage In
the sardine, canning business in As
Tralnlng Department Exercises.
Tbe closing exercises of tho training
department ot tho southern Uregon
Stato Normal School, at Asbland,
took place at tbo opora-bouso last
week under tho direction of the prin
cipal, ur. Andrew u. wardo.
Wheat Walla Walla, 7073c; vat-
Barley Feed, $20.00 per ton; brow
Flour Rest grades, $3.05 4.30;
Mlllstuffs Bran, $23 per ton; mid
dlings, $27; shorts, 23; chop, $18,
Oats Ko. i white, $1.10 1.15
gray, $1 05 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $2021; clover,
nnmtnnl- ilipftt. Slnf(21fl ner tin.
Potatoes-Best Burpanks. 60a00o
pereatk; o-dlnary, 35lSo per cental,
lira' n.liua, Klnvnnil on-n.lTa t Q f7 I
Kiunwa I'uvoo, b""i i
3,50 per contnl.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, ll12c;
young, 13Uc; liens, izc; turkeys,
live, ICQ 17c; dressed, 20Q22c; ducks,
'7.0037.50 per dozen; goose, $0,003
Cheese Full cream, twins, 15Ja
ICc: Young America, 15Q15ic; fact
ory pri es, Italic less.
Rutter Fancy creamery.
per pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 20
22c; store, UicftSia.
Eggs '.0!tfl7ac por dozen.
Hops Cholio, 1820o per pound,
Wool Valley,1217o;Eaetern Or
egon, 814r; mohair, 36373'o.
Beef Gross, cows, 3j4c, per
pound; steers, 55Jac dressed, 8$c.
Mutton Gross, $3.60 per pound;
Lambs Gross, 4c per pound;
Hog Gross, OQGJic per noun I;
dressed , 78e.
NAVV YARD OUTSTRII'PCI),
Prlvnto Concern Proves That It Can
llulld Warships raster.
Washington, Jlino . Up to tho nroo
int time the Newport News Shlpbulld
Ing Company baa shown Itself more
than ablo to capo with t ho Govern
ment In tho construction nt wurshtps,
and If tho shuwliig continues to tho
end, Congress will be forced to con
clude that, so fnr ns time la concerned,
tt least, tho Government can best have
Its Navy built by private shipyards
rather than nt Government Navy
Under tho terms of the naval nppro
prlntlou bill of n year iiko. the Govern
ment navy-yard at Now Yoik wns au
thorized to construct tho battleship
Connecticut, nnd n contract wns mvnrd
d to tho Now-port Nuws Cumpnuy to
)ulM a Hlster ship, tho Loulatann. The
mvy-ynrd and shipbuilding firm com
menced operations nt the same time
.ho purpose being to determine wheth
'r tho Government can get better re
mits by building Its own shlpa or by
having them built under contract. The
Vow York nnvy-ynrd hns boon bandl
apped. It Is truo, by labor troubles
ut asldo from this tho Newport News
Company baa taken nnd malutnlnoil
'ho lead to such nn extent as to call
'orth general comment. It Is truo this
'ompnny Is undoubtedly making units
lai progress on tnc Connecticut, kirn-"
ng It Is In competition with tho Gov
irnmcnt, but tho experiment him also
lemonstrnted that Government navy
fards aro ns likely to suffer from
itrlkos and labor ngltntlons ns nre tho
hlpyards of private corporations
Ino of tho great complaints mndc
igainst Bomo or tho Bhlpynrda that
'invo had Government contracts hns
leen that they wero hampered by
abor troubles, whereas, tho Govern
nent wns not bo affected. The export
nent nt Now York proves tho fnllac)
FILL ORAVC WITH WATER.
Cremation Turnsce Also Blown
San Francisco, Juno 9. Tho boycott
f tho Comctcry Employes' Unlot
tgnlnst Cypress Lnwn Ccmetory cul
nlnntcd today In two nets ot vandalism
hat will result In Immodlato action by
'ho authorities of San Mntoo county
Tho union men quit work today bo
auso the cemetery manager refused
o rclnstato three dlschnrgcd em
A burial wns scheduled this morn
(ng. nnd Superintendent K. H. McPher
ion dug tho grave himself. He then
vent to tho railroad station to meet
ho funeral part. Upon returning to
ho burial plot It was found thnt thr
rravo had been half filled with water
t garden hose hnvlng been used fot
bo purpose. Tho wnter wns balled
nit, and It wna then discovered that
the handles had boon removed from
the casket. The body was finally In
tcrred, but others wero placed In the
Later In tho day n cremation wna to
have taken place, and when tho fires
wero started In tho furnaces nn cxnlos-
on followed, blowing out tho back part
r mo structure, investlcnt on re
venled that a large nunntltv of crmlp
on naa been poured Into tho flues
Tho two workmen who started tbo fire
narrowly edeaped death.
FIRES REACH INQ OUT.
New England Forests Are a Qrcat Mass
New York, Juno 8. The forest fires
In tho Adlrondacks and Now England
aro spreading at nn larmlng rate and
destroying millions In timber and bun-
urcaB ot """""i" of dollars worth of
summer cottages and camnlng resorts
Flro aro reported In Vermont. Now
liampshlro. Massachusetts. Connect!
cut and Maine. Long Island, to tbo
east or ncro, has been swept for miles
Over this city and nil tho region
around tho amoko from tho forest
tiros Is so denso that tho sun Is ob
scurcd. Tho big ocean-going vessels
felt their way In nnd out of tho barbor
or else remained at ancnor to avoid
Tho situation Is grave. In splto of
the efforts of tho hundreds of men the r,nm ,"xh Water, chirgod it tho Santa Fo olTIco hero to
ured nre spreading. Tho most serious Kansas City Mo Juno 10 Kandnr nlg'11 t,iat tno crow on tho Chicago
aro now In the vicinity of Long Lnke, has Buffered as ft result of tho recent lraln disregarded this Injunction, snd
cast towards Newcomb Lako nnd floods moro than any other stato No "n a n,l,,u or mot past ,hp lnct'nK
Mount Marcy. Farthor south flr.es nre oxnet figures of the loss sustained can plnee' No' 1 11111 "ot ",on nt Stllwell,
raging alone tho Cedar river and nt
Mining Town Burned.
Bakersflcld, Cal., Juno 9. Fire com
pletcly destroped tho greater part of
tho buslncsd portion of Randsburg to-
lay. Firo started at noon In tho Orpho
Mm Thnnlnr nmt .nron.l -nnl,ll 1 n,l.
V iniV; miT. t '
nf .7; r,,ii,ii'::. ,V"' ,
a flimsy charactor. Tho town of I
liUIIUDUUlK in UUU Ul lUU I'l lUCIlJUI IIIIIl- I
Ing camps of Southern California. It
Is In tho center of tho richest district
In Korn county and Is in tho oxtrcme
southeastern portion. Just Insldo the
lino or Ban Bernardino county.
Burghers Called to Meet,
Pretoria, June 9. General Botha has
called a meeting of tha burghers of
Heltlelburg for June 20 for tho pur
pose or discussing important matters,
Tho volksteln, commenting upon Gen
ml Tlntho'a nxtlnn i... ll.nl r.nsnt I
events provo tho necessity for bc-
nnnlnllnr- IliA flnvni-nmont wish llm
opIniondVf tho peopli that measures
aro being Introduced In flagrant con-
trast to national feeling, though they
"ed.V.OCJli0.,!,on h,a!f ll fjif KV"1
.1 , 1 1, ,1
pcr ,,,,, moro mcctlngs will bo con-
. . . .
Aid for Chinese Sufferers.
Washington. Juno 9. Tho Christian
Herald today transmitted to Assistant
Secretary of State Loomln a check for
$10,000 for the establishment of a ro-
iter mini tor mo ramino sunorors in tno
Chlneso provlnco of Kwang 81. Mr.
Loomls deposltod tho money hero and
notified United States Constil-Genoral
McWndo at Canton thnt ho may draw
ior mo amount or me ciicck, uvery
report that comes to tho Stato Depart-
mont contains patriotic stories of ex
San I'ranclsco Firm Palls.
San Francisco, Juno 9. Epplnger &
Co., of this city, ono of tho largest I
grain dealing firms In tho United
States, went to the wall today. Tho
crash camo suddenly and for a time
throatoned to completely upsot tho Io-
cal grain market. As It was, tho an-1
nouncement of tho falluro causod a
big bobbing of prices on 'chango and I
wrought up such oxcltemont as has
not boon wltnessoed on tbo floor for
many years. I
KILL HARTS' PLAN
flOVCKNUKNr nWIM'CRS IIAVU NGW
They Favor n Ship Canat-Submergcd
Dam la Held telle Impracticable -Work
Wilt Now lie Held Up Until
1904 - Major Langlltt Ordered to
Washington, Juno 10. Tho Board ol
Army Engineers that recently visited
tho obstructions In tho Columbia ltlver
between Tim Dalles nnd Cclllo, hns de
cided to abandon tho Harts plan foi
opening of tho rlvn rat thnt point,
and In lieu theioof will prnpnro plans
nnd estimates for n eontlunus ship ch
unl from tho foot ot tho dnlles rapids
to the head of Colllo Fulls. Tho llnrtt
plan, iib Iiiih been heretofore cxplntncd,
contemplated tho construction of n sub
merged dam In tbo Columbia, with a
view to draining out Five Mllo Rapids
Tho river wns then to ho opened
nrnuud other obstructions by means of
two or throo Bbort cnunla.
Tho engineers, on their recent trl
to Oregon, visited tho scene ot tho pro
posed Improvement, nnd. nfter study
lug the natural conditions and stir
roundlngs, concluded, by unnnlmous
vote, thnt tho dnm proposition wna nl
together Impracticable. In tho first
place, while Captain Harts proposed
constructing this dam nt a point where
tho river Is but 200 feet wide, lie sup
ioied Its dept was only 40 or BO feet
nnd so based the calculations. Mitlo
Lnugtltt determined, after careful
soundings, thnt tho depth wna over
1(10 feet, nnd the velocity of tho current
so great thnt It would ho practically
Imnosslblo to plnco In position tho mn
terlnl for tho dnm. The members ot
tbo board concluded thnt a stream nf
jutllclcnt volume and groat enough
current to cut n gorge 200 feet wldo
and of nearly tho aamo depth througl
villd rock, could not ho dammed nrtl
flclally for anything short of nn unwnr
-nntod sum. nnd they entertain grave
fntihts whether n danl could over be
nurressfiilly built there at nny cost.
When they found thnt tho keystone
-f Hnrta plan could not tin considered
mil determined Hint oven n modlften
Hon of tho Hnrta plan on n prnrtlcnl
tinsls. could not be cnrrled out for the
unount that has been nuthnrlzod fur
thla Improvement, tho board detormln
ed tn prepare rough plans and estl
mates for tho construction of n con
Minimis rnnnl. extontllnr nround all th'
obstructions between Tho Dnlles and
In nernrdnneo with thla determine
llon, tho board requested authority to
the making of necessary surveys fo'
such n cnnnl. nnd authority has boon
trantoil. Hie work to bo carried out tin
dor direction of Major Lnngfltt. At
die board will venture no
rough ostlmnto of tho cost of n con
tuous cnnnl. nlthniiKh an ostlmnto
mado hv an old board placed tho figure
nt $10,000,000. whereas the Harts pro
Jeet wns ontlmnted tn cost npproxl
mntely $4,000,000. It Is by nn monnr
nssuerod thnt the now eslmntes wll
lie ns high nn the former figure, as
tho hoard, before reporting, will have
n comprehensive survey upon which to
baso Its cstlmntos. nnd n fnlrly nccu
rate ostlmnto nt tho cost of tho Im
provements la expected.
Tho honrd hns not reported to tho
Chief of-Englnccrs. nnd probably will
not do so until It tins completed the
estimate for n continuous cnnal. Thlr
dolnv moans that nn work will bo done
looking to tho opening of tho river
'tiring tho present sonson. Should the
war Department approve tho board s
report In favor of n continuous cnnal.
nnd this will unquestionably bo done,
since there hns nlwnys boon doubt ns
to tho thorough practicability of tho
Hnrta plan, no work can bo undertaken
until Congress has nuthorlzed tho now
project. Tho Inst river and harbor bill
authorized tho work, provided It could
bo done within the ostlmnto on tbo
Harts project, but not otherwise.
KANSAS L.OSSR5 BSTiriATED.
u"r ,wo "unarta iwne tuve Suffered
nr r. i, ..i.. i,... a
,i0no In thn nrlnrlnni rliln nnrt m.
is estimated ns follows:
North Topekn, $500,000; Lawrence
1250 000; Snllnn. $200,000; Mnnhnttan.
$160,000; Junction City. $100,000; Solo-
mon, $50,000: Abllono. $250,000; Llnds-
"org, xioo.ooo; Hutchinson. $100,000:
imn.,?pollB' un.0?0; Emporia, $05,-
' ' -"" " " I-IOCUIII bonier.
9,t'uo; Atchison, $100,000; Argontlno
$2,000,000; Kansas City. Knn and
n tl:,Z.-J- '
T'V. 1. .4 ll i 11... .
mado -I tha iMi 1 o 1 l tr nnnnnrf
rt0 01 "10 ,0SB 10 crops ,H WW"-
Pontoon Bridge Washed Away.
Topekn, Kan., Juno 10. Tho pontoon
bridge connecting North Topoka with
tho north approach of tho big Melon
uriusu, which inner spans tno river
connecting both parts of tho town.
WOnt Ollt nt 1 o'clock Imlnv Thl.
severs nil connection with thn north
BldO S8V0 by boat, nnd It In not lliniirlil I
ViJl W.'JL 1i.po8?11' 0 ,0 rHnnlr "'
IIUIIIUKO lor BOVOmi (inVB. 'HUB Will I
'I In Kreat hardships to the peoplo
" "or.ih Topoka ns all tho boats
f0," 'ro from tho outside havo been
iiiiKi - niiwnv 1
.,.., , , , , I
..uiir ,-.mui sinus csr, I
Now York, Juno 10. Rushing In
from tho sea, a waterspout, trnvollnp
at great speed, struck n train on tho
Brooklyn olnvntod road, bound city-
. Tl , , .
wniu iium utii-nuwur uoncu. 'i no mo-
torman saw tho spout Just aa tho train
reached n trestle over Hrond Chnnncl
juuimcu nay. no inrow on run power
in nn effort to got past, but tho flood of
wntor struck between tbo third and
fourth card, Tho platforms woro I
crowdod with persons unable to get
into tno enra. i noso woro almost I
swept off Into tho bay, but managed to
hold fast to tho railings
Levee dives Way.
St. Louis. Mo.. Juno 10. Word has
boon received horo nt 1 o'clock that n
leveo near Mndlson, on which gangs
of men wero working, gave way. and is
mon, employes of tho American Car
& Foundry Works, lost their lives,
About 160 mon. It Is roportod. are Im.
prisoned on a section ot the leveo, that
Is slowly crumbling, and all moans ot
escape has boon cut off. Word has
boen sent to tho St. Louis sldo to rush
tho prlvato yacht Annlo Russoll to the
TURKS AWI'UI, UUI.Ii.
Ilutlro Population nf Village la Masai
crcd by Suhllera,
Monnntlr, European Turkey, Juno 0,
Horrible details nio arriving hero
tit the slntightor of tho Inhabitant of
the village of B'niurdiiHh, smith uf
l.nko i'roshn, Miiy 21, by Hash!
Iluzouks. it nppenrs thnt on the ar
rival uf the llnslil llatoulih, Chnka
larooff'i band uf Insurgents withdrew
to tho mountains without sustaining
my loss. As no rehelH wero left In
the village, tho Inhabitants oxper
lonccd no anxiety until suddenly at
sunset thu Turks, who had completely
surrounded the plnco, commenced n
icgular bombardment, whereupon all
(ho villagers assembled In tho streets.
Though tbo artillery ceased tiring
luring part of tho night, tho Turkish
infantry fired nil night long. Thu nr
cillery bombardment was recom
menced at daybreak, but ns It wan In
nffectlvo tho Turks net lire to tko vll
ago on nil sides and commenced n
icnornl massncru. About 300 houses
were burned mill upward ot 200 per
sons, mostly women nnd children,
wore killed. Thu women and girls
wero murdered while resisting outrage.
Whole households woro slain. Not n
living soul wns left In tho vlllago.
Tim survivors, many uf them halt
burned or otherwise Injured, flod.
Homo of tho fleeing -vlllagurs wero
captured, and had their tiurs nnd noses
cut off boforo they worn butchered,
Tho rciHiit adds that 1400 villagers
were In tho mountains without food
or clothing. One hand nt those, con
listing nf 40 women and children,
wero caught by soldiers In a ravine
and wero killed after horrible treat
ment. RUSSIA WILL SOON FKIIIT JAPAN.
Officers Hue Advised Chinese to Leave
Victoria, B. C Juno C Tho steam
er Klojun Maru, which arrived today
from tho Orient, brings additional
tews regarding tho crisis. The North
China Dally News tells ot tbo adop
tion ot Russian tnctlca by Japan, which
power Is gathering forces Into Corra
In the guise of settlers.
The Hhanghnl papers say. that while
tho opinion of tbo best-Informed men
is that there will be no war this
iprlng between Japan and Russia,
there la not thnt fooling of certainty,
which Is Indispensable If com merer Is
to ho uninterrupted. In Japan nnd
Manchuria the most Infnmmabte mate
rials are piled up ready for conflagra
tion, and no one can lie sure thai
some accidental spark will not start
a fire whose extent It Is Imposlblo to
forseo. The North China Dally News
"Reliable news has boon received
by local mandarins of tho Croat In
crease of Russian soldiery In Manchu
rla. Port Arthur Is ono succession of
large camps, bristling with field artil
lery and armed men. Russians state
In answer to Chlneso Inquiries without
hesitation tint they expect war with
Japan, whoso troops would be likely
to try to enlor Manchuria through tho
Western coast of I.lstotung. Russian
offlcen friendly with Chinese have
earnenstly advised thorn to remove
their families and return to China,
and not come back until after tho war.
on tho ground that tho whole of l.luo-
tung and Southern Manchuria will
soon bo one .great battlefield."
TRAINS MI-UT HEAD ON.
Disregard of Orders Caused Fatal Collis
ion In Kansas.
Topoka, Kan., June C A disastrous
collision bctwoon 8snta Fo passenger
trains at Stllwell, this nftornoon. kill-
eJ nlno PCP0 antl seriously Injurod
six. Train No. 1 was going west at
full speed and crashed Into tho Chi
cago soctlon ot No. 8, east-bound.
i no trains wero routed on tho M s.
sourl Pacific tracks on account of tho
floods which washed out tho Rnntn
Fo tracks. Orders woro sent out hr
tho train dispatcher today for both
trains to meet
nt Htllwoll. It Is
lout on running slowly by the unci.
!' "w no other train, nnd ns he
had a clear track according to bis or-
dcrs ho riishod ahead. No. 8 whistled
boforo tho east-bound train had pro
ceeded far, but too lato to avoid a col
lision. One Thousand Men Fighting Plrc.
Burlington. Vt.. Juno 6. A1 least
1000 men aro fighting forest Area In
Vormont, yet thotisnnds of ncros of
valuable, timber land havo boon burn
ed over, and thoro Is little nrnsneet
that tho fires can bo checked until
rain shall fall. At Hardwlck two res
idences woro destroyed. Tho most
serious situation Is on Worcester
Mountain, near thn towns of Worces
ter nnd Elmoro, Tho firo there has
burned over 1400 ncres of heavy tim
ber land, valued nt $50 an ncro, and
I. rnnlrtlv unrruilnrr
Tho smoko In
mat locality Is so donso objectd
d'ck away cannot bo seen.
China Is Oratcful to Britain,
T.nn.Inn Tunn R Thn rri. ...
respondent at Pokln notoa a erealnr
.1 1 . r . I T .1. 7. . "
Ministers to view with favor Great
nrltaln's VoVsal tha China nay ho7
indemnity on n silver baaiJ Tfnr nin
years and in gold thcroaftor, leaving
thn nnnRtlnn nnnn wl.All.n. r. I .. -
. - . - ------
. .. - " 1' - nilUlllKI Villi.
Shall u t mntoiv nnv Ihn ,1 rrarnnna
Ho says that oven If thn United flint.
n1c,ccptB Pnymont of her Indemnity In
silver It should bo romomborcd tho
$25,000,000 which tho United States
claimed oxcoedod her actunl lnsaoa
nnd leaves a wldo margin In hor favor.
ColomMi Again Has Peace.
Washington. June 6. A nnliln rn.
celvod today from United Rintpo Min.
tutor Boaupro, datod Bogota, Juno 1,
ronls: "A docroo Issued today do-
vioros iiuiiiic oruor restored through.
out "10 nation," This nnnouncomont
Is believed to have an Imnnrtnnr lmnr.
Ing upon tho ponding cnnal treaty, for
It Is suppodod to Indlcato tho suspen
sion of martial law and the removal of
tho constitutional olfactions to tho as
semblage of tho Colombian nnnrriui
undor other than pcaco conditions.
The Fastest Battleship Afloat.
Vienna. Juno 6. Thn annnri Irlol. nf
tho Austrian second-class battleship
Arpud at Pola Droves her tn Im tha
fastest battleship In tho world. Her
maximum speod is 20.12 knots In a
six-hour run. Sho was constructed by
the Trlestcs Shipbuilding Company,