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COTTAGB GROVE. . . OREGON.
NEWS OFJHE WEEK
Iq a Condensed Form lor Our
A Returns of tha Lest Important but
Not Let Interesting Events
of the Put Week.
Joseph Jefferson, the eminent actor,
Secretary Hay's health la steadily
Abltratlon has been rejected In tho
Russia has Increased internal taxes
for war purposes.
Bryan predicts government owner
ship of railroads.
Tho New York building trades have
Tho battleship Oregon is to be sent
to tlio l'ugct sound navy yam iu uo
Tho transport Sheridan has arrived
at Portland from Manila with tho Four
Tn nhlmim crand iurv has Sllbpoe
nned a number of bank otllcials to
testify against tho beef trust.
Pacific and Santa Fo
systems are fighting to secure control
of tho California lruu ireigiu.
Delcasse has finally agreed to remain
nf llin French foreign ollice. which
means resistance to Germany in Mo
It has been officially confirmed that
the Russian Beet lias left Kamranh
bay, sailing northward, where Togo is
Chicago teamsters threaten a general
Secretary Hay's health is much im
Tho Rock Island system is trying to
obtain control ol the union racinc.
n;t-vV has dismissed eicht ofll
cials in tho Indian service for corrup
The Italian government is reported
to have ordered a nmber of warships
to Santo Domingo.
The Chicago beef trust grand jury
has turned its attention to the investi
gation of the sausage business.
Foreign Minister Delcassc, of France,
threatens to resign because of the pol
icy towards Germany and Japan.
Senator 0. II. Piatt; of Connecticut,
is dead. Although sick for some time,
his death came rather unexpectedly.
He was 78 years old.
The Panama canal commission has
purchased a number of big locomotives
and cars for the railroad and will equip
the line with new and modern rolling
Japan boils with anger at the French
violation of neutrality, claiming she
has positive proof that tho Russian fleet
uses Kamranh bay as a naval base.
r:-oit Ttriinln mnv be called into the
trouble, and her Hong Kong fleet is in
readiess to go to sea.
The Japanese army Is advancing
northward, preceded by cavalry.
The teamsters' strike In Chiciago
may affect all department stores.
A run on a New York trading stamp
store has caused Its being cioseu.
Irrigation committees of congress will
tour the West and visit Portland.
Senator O. II. Piatt is in a very seri
ous condition, having had a relapse.
The Union Pacific railway will build
more gasoline motor cars and run them
on all branch lines.
The strike in the Arkansas Valley
smelter at Leadvllle, Colo., has been
settled and work resumed.
Five miners were killed in an explo
sion In the Cabin Creek mines 30 miles
from Charleston, West Virginia.
The beef trust has been caught in
the act of sending witnesses away from
Chicago who might ten too mucn,
The Great Northern has let contracts
for the extension of its lino from Sioux
City, Iowa, to Ashland, ebraska
The State department says it has not
received Jlinister uarreiv rigiiwun.
Ttnrwla hnvn txen sold for the exten
sion of the Western Pacific railroad
from the present terminus at Salt Lake
City to Oakland.
Kalteff. the assaBsin oi Grand Duke
Serglus, has been condemned to death
Trfinnu fired nn railroad strikers in
an Italian town", killing and wounding
Tho question of broken neutrality by
the Russians lias aroused keen interest
rVintrncts have been closed for build
ing an Immenso steel mill In China.
The work will cost close to $3,000,000
The Japanese government has let
onntrnrtu for tlm erection of Iiul'o steel
plants and dther necessary machinery
for the construction ot heavy orunance.
. An American firm will do the wont.
Portland In now officially recognized
tlm lPAilIni; wheat exporting city of
the United States. The department of
Commerce and Labor accords Port.anU
PASS INTERNATIONAL LAWS.
Congressman Dartholdt Will Present
Plan to Peace Conference.
Knn.AH nitv. Mn.. Anril 24 Con
gressman Richard ltartholdt, president
ot tho Interparliamentary union, tho
International body that seeks to bring
about peace between nations through
arbitration, spent today in Kansas
City. Mr. ltartholdt left tonight for
tho East nnd will stmt tomorrow for
Brussels, where a meeting ol tho execu
tive committee ol tho union win ihs
held, May 18, to set tho date for tho
international peace commission.
A new Idea will ho presented ly air.
Rartholdt. A resolution will bo offered
to have formed an International as-
-ntiil.lt utltloli will Im 0lv-1.11 tlio nnwpr
by tho respective governments of the
members to pass laws on international
questions. The members of tho union
am tiipmhpni nf parliaments and con
gresses of tho various eignator powers
ol Europe ami America.
Threo propositions will ho prcsenieii
In- (tin ilt-Vinto Irani tha United
States. Tho first Is that an Invitation
be extended to South and Central
American governments to' send repre
sentatives to tho peace congress: sec
ond, that a general arbitration treaty
Ixi drafted for submission to the vari
ous governments that would cover all
specific points so as to obviate tho lie-
rraaltv In mir own country, for in
stance, of tho president going to the
senato for advice and consent In every
instance in which international qucs-
ftnna nm Invnlvptt nntl. third, to ar
range a basis of representation for each
of the nations taking pari.
PERU AND CHILE MAY FIGHT.
Territory of Tacna and Arlca Is Bone
nliini?tnn. Anril 24. News has
lxxn r.x-oiviil nt the State denartmcii
tii,1ir-rttim that the lone pending
trouble between Chile nnd Peru over
the ownership of the two provinces of
Tacna and Arica, on the bonier line, is
mnldlv reachlm; an acuto staee. it is
fnnalilnml entirely probable that, un
less one sido or tho other yields some
ot its extreme demands, tho next few
months may witness the outbreak ol
linatltitl,! between thrso two republics
Tl.n nmnrtppt nf trnllhln will tirobablv
hasten the action of the president in
filling' Ihn post of United States minis
ter to Chile, which lias been vacant
since last October, when Minister Hen
r.t WHain u-na transferred to Greece
A t nnunn l tlm interests nt the United
States at Santiago are being looked
oflor l,v fMinrirn d'AffalreB Allies.
Recent dispatches from Peru declare
tliot Pp. ia Imvlnc- warships and arms
and ammunition in preparation for the
coming struggle. At the same time
Chile and Feru are endeavoring to iorm
alliances. It they are successful in this,
nmi trnllhln nrtnaiiT develops inio war.
nn raw appina likelv. Loth Ilrazll and
Argentine may be drawn into u.
SEAT FOR ALASKAN NOW.
Opposition by Late Senator Piatt was
AVliimrinn. Anril 24. The death
ot Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, prob
ably means that next winter a bill will
I m missed civinc Alaska a Uelegato in
Cushman's delegate bill would have
passed the lost session had it not been
far putt, when the senate committee
was ready to report, Piatt served notice
that it would be useless, for he would
defeat the hill. Inasmuch as he had
it In his power to carry out his threat.
nn ni-linn u-m taken, thouch the bill
had twice bassed tho house. As Piatt
was the only senator seriously opposed
to an A'aslca delegate, 11 is ucneveu
aiiplt n mpABiirp nan pass next winter
Tl 1.1(1. .Atl. ...ill alm'Bln Id tllfl Mlftlr.
X Ittfck D UCaill " 111 Lin...
manslilp of the judiciary committee
Konntnr t; arlc. ot WVOmmiT. HUB IB
Hip first time a Western man has held
mtrli nn Imnortant chairmanship. The
judiciary is the most important com'
mlttee in the senate.
Chinook Salmon In Fraser River
Vancouver, B. C, April 24. Spring
salmon ot a variety never ueiore Been
In tho Fraser river are now running
I 1 nttmluit. Titpv . nrn nrn.
ill miua iiuiuwiipt - i -
in ItA Pnlnmbla river chinook
They aro supposed to have missed the
Columbia river in meir uuihihwu
im.mpv nml tn have come on north to
the Fraser. They feed in tho vicinity
nf Monterey L'al.. every winter. Their
nnnnnrnnrn in me i-raser river iiuo
.par (a linl nt. watched with much in
terest bv canners and others in salmon
fisheries on this coast.
Poisoned Bullets for Police.
Rt Ppipralmri?. Anril 24 In all re
cent attacks on the pollco anu minimis
trntlvn o cers n l'olanil. tneir assau
ants havp used poisoned bullets and
.lamrprn. At tlm nonular theaters and
music lialls performcrB aro arousing
great demonstrations by singing revo
lntlnnarv vprpcB. These are Intro
iluced as encores, wlilch must lio passed
tlm tliKitrinal censor. Recently
tho pertormers did not hesitate to lam
1 . - i it.. '
poon ine ruyui luiiin
Slznal Men for Alaska,
Washington, April 24. On May 16
(10 slimal corns men, under Captain
Carl W. Hartmann, will be sent to
Alaska to relieve tho men who have
l. nn ilnlv tlinrn fnr two years
Their principal work will bo In connec
tion with government, teiegrupu imeo
Good Loads on Schooners.
WillcmBtcdt. Curacoa, April 24.
flnlil Btlmated to amount to $1,400,
000 and sent by President Castro, of
VAnniinla arrivml hern a few days at!0
In scliooncrs and -an Italian steamer
for shipment to and deposit In Ijew
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST I
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STRIKE IN 1 HE MONUMENTAL. I
New Discovery Made In a Well Known
Granite A strlko has Just been made
tho old Monumental mine, near
hero.that bids lair to cause no little ex
citement and prove ot great value to
tho mining interests ot Kastern Ore
gon. It was made In a wliuo being
sunk from tho lower level of tho mine.
Tho wlnio Is now down 100 feet and for
some time Manager Allen has hadn
crow drilling from tho bottom. Tho
now discovery shows n vein i'u leci
wide. On the hanging-wall tide ot tho
ledge is two tect ot solid quarts, heav
ily charged with antimontal ruby sli
er, characteristic ol tno deposits oi
silver oro formerly found In this old
mine, while on tho opposite side ol tho
mi is a strong seam ol goui oro carry
ing threo ounces t gold per tun. Tho
liver ore runs not less than out ounces
pur ton. lietwecn uiese iwo ncn
shoots tho entire vein is of a good mill-
m? crude. This discovery was nuulo
at a depth ot about COO feet below the
apex of tho Monumental ledgo.
For tho past lour years uie property
has been owned by the Portland Min
ing A Reduction company, of which C.
J. Allen, ot Portland, la manager.
Loggine Engine for Curtlss Road
Albany An immense logging engino
for use on tho new logging road ot tho
Curtis Lumber company, In tho Cas
cade mountains near .Mill City, has ar
rived in Albany, and will bo put In
operation on tho road this spring. Tli
engino conies from tho Lima lHtimo-
tlve works, in Uhlo, ana is tno nrsi oi
Its sizo and kind to Ik- put Into use in
tho lumber business in Oregon. It is
ot a typo calculated to do very heavy,
rather than speedy. worK. aim mams
tlio boL'limliit: ot a new epoch In the
lumbering Industry in I.tnneouniy.
Will Have Special Car. ,
Independence The Independence
Improvement league Is making arrange'
incuts for a Bpeclal car to toko its mem
hers to Portland to attend the State
leacue convention April 20. The
is nnd Clark club will lie asked to dec
orato the car. and the "Illuo Itlbbon"
conntv will be well represented by en
tliusiastlc members ol the league, me
leacuo is taking up the matter of beau
tifying the town, anil a large commit
tee of both ladies and gentlemen will
be appointed to look after this work.
Rogue River Fruit Unharmed.
Medford Tho recent light Irosts In
the Rmrue river valley have done com
iMirntlvelv no harm: in fact, have been
a benefit bv thinning out tho fruit
somewhat on overloaded trees, and the
beat apple and pear crop ever raised In
the valley is now practically assured
With tho exception of some apple or
chards which were allowed to overlwar
last vear. and In conseonenco whlcl
could not set fruit buds for tho present
season, the fruit bloom was neer bet
ter locally than now.
Heading Off the Standard Oil.
Astoria The city attorney has been
Instructed bv the public properly com
mittee to prepare an ordinance tor In
troduction at tho next meeting ot the
council forbidding the storage of crude
oil or other explosives in larger quanti
ties than 100 L-aJIona at any one place
inside the city limits. The reason for
nreeentinu this ordinance is the an
nounced Intention of the Standard Oil
company to erect a largo storage tank
rfn its property near the toot of Sixth
New Opera House for Silverton,
Sllverton Work has begun on the
foundation ot the new opera house
The building will occupy a halt block
and will lie 210x140 feet and two
stories high. The opera house will
be on the lower floor, and will lie oOxUO
feet. On the second floor will be a
dance hall 00 feet square and two lodgi
rooms. Besides tho opera house there
will be three stores on the lower Iloor
The building will bo ready for ubb by
Fish Cannot Get Over Dam.
Pindleton Complaints are coming
from residents on the Walla Walla
river that trout aro unablo to get over
the Northwestern Gas & Klectrlc com
nanv'a dam across the river and that
above, tho dam there Is very littlo fish
inc. Tho dam !b seven feet high and
Is not fitted with fish ladders. Those
who have visited that locality say that
fish are constantly seen leaping in their
endeavor to Scale the obstruction.
Gives Roseburg a Chance.
Eugene Tho local directors have de
cided that tho Second Southern Oregon
District fair shall not ha held in Eu
gene this year and Roseburg has been
given the privilege of giving It there.
It was thought that thu Interest taken
In the Lewis and Clark cxjiosltlon by
Kugeno people would detract from tho
success of a district (air, so tho matter
of holding it hero this year was given
Orange Boxes for California.
Marshfleld Oeneral Manager Vala
gin, of tho Coos Hay Furniture factory
at North Ilend, announces that he has
made a contract with Southern Cali
fornia shippers to manufacture 3,000,
000 orange boxes, and that his factory
will bo kept running night and day for
a year, Ho is Installing this week his
own sawmill, which will cut 50,000
feet of spruce lumber dally,
DEBTORS MUST GIVE UP HALF.
After May 10 One-Half Their Wafjet
May Be Taken by Creditors.
Salem Oregon merchants will have
ii good remedy against many ot their
Imd debtors attor May 18, when tlio
act ot tho last legislature regarding tho
exemption ot wage from execution will
go Into effect. This act amends the
aw by making onolnvll the earnings ot
the debtor subject to execution piweed-
tigs It tho debt bo tor family expenses.
Prior to 11103 all tho earnings ot a debt
or tor 30 days next preceding thu serv
ice ot an attachment, execution or garn
ishment wero exempt It tho earnings
were needed for tho support ot a tain
ily. Under that law men with conald
cntblu monthly Incomes would escape
the payment ot their debts, the legis
hitnre ot 1IK)3 amended tho law by llin
Itlng tho amount ol earnings exempt to
I "6, hut leaving tho law otherwise tho
same. As there are comparatively lew
men working tor wages who rtvclvo
over (76 n month, this law still enabled
men to avoid debts which they should
Imi compelled to pay. and the Icglsln
hire ot 11)03 amended the section still
further by adding this clause: L."l.x
cent when the debt Is Incurred for lam
Ily expenses furnished within nix
months ol the dato of tho service ot
such attachment, execution or garnish
ment, 80 per cent ot such earnings
shall bu subject to such attachment,
execution or garnishment.
As construed by thu courts, thu term
"family expenses" includes sniii Items
us provisions, fuel, rent, furniture,
wearing apparel, pianos, organs, jew
elry, medical attendance, etc.
Oregon Days at the Fair.
Portland Oregon days, as set apart
by the U'wis and Clark fair manage'
ment aro ns follows: June 6, Monday
Salem, Dallas; Juno tl, Tuesday
Baker City, similiter: Juno 7, Wednes
day Pendleton, lleppneti Juno 8,
Thursday The Dalles, Prlneville,
Moro; Juno U, rrlday uregon wiy
McMinnville: Juno 10, Saturday
Astoria, Illllsboro; Juno 12. Monday
Albany, Corvullls; Juno III, luesday
IjiGriinde. Union: June 14, Wednes
day Ashland, Medford, Jacksonville;
Juno 15, Thursday Grants Pass; June
10, Friday Itosehurg; Juno li, pat
unlay Kugeno, Cottage Grove.
Specialty of Fine Chickens.
Milton W. C: Hopsoii, manager ot
tho Milton Fruitgrowers' union, la rais
ing chickens on a large scale on his
farm four miles up on tho Walla
Walla river. Ho has four large men
bators and four brooder. Mr. Hoiison
making a specialty ot raising flue
chickens, keeping several varieties o
puro bred fowls. At present ho
hatching Rhode Island Reili and
marketing tho tiny chickens at $3 per
dozen, with a ready market for all he
hatches. A nuiiilMjr of other resident
ot the vicinity ot both .Milton nm
Frccwatcr aro purchasing incubators
and engaging in tho poultry business
Arranging Clackamas' School Display
Oregon City Having been assured by
a member of the exectitivo committee
ol thu Clackamas county Lewis and
Clark exhibit that tho necessary fund
tnr installlnir thu educational exhibit
will lie forthcoming, the members of
the educational committee in thii
county met at tho courthouse to ar
ran and classify this department (it
tho Clackamas county display. This
feature ot the exhibit will comprise all
kinds ot papers and drawings, together
with some manuel work, and will bo
to tho credit ot the schools.
Cancel Deeds If Fraudulent.
8alcm In reply to questions
mltted by Governor Chamberlain, At
tornev General Crawford has rendered
an opinion holding in substance that
tho state land board has authority
cancel all deeds and certificates
school lands wherein fraud appears on
record, but that It is not within tho
power ot tho board to take arbitrary ac
tion in tho matter. In other words
fraud must lio nllcged and proven lie
foro tho board has authority to cancel
certificates of sales.
Vasco Land Brings $46.
Tho Dalles One ot tho best laud
sales ever mado in Wasco county has
just been closed. It was thu suhi of
725 acres of wheat land adjacent to tho
town ot Dutur, which brought tho
owner, A. J. Duftir, 133,(125, or 145
an acre. The purchasers wero John
stou Bros., tho well known merchant
nnd land owners of Dutur. It Is all
fine wheat land, and last year 40 bilsli
els ot wheat to tho iicru wero harvested
off tha entire tract.
Wheat Club, 8087o por bushel
b hiestcm, D2IHc: valluy, Hoc.
Oats No. 1 white, 2820 per Urn
llav Timothy. $14010 por ton
clover, $ll12j grain, $1112; cheat
Eggs Oregon ranch, 18K10odozon
Butter Fancy creamery, I8uszzsc
Potatoes Oregon fancy, $1(31.10
Apples Fancy, $1,7502.50 per box
Hops Cholco 1004, 2325c per
Wool Valley. 2024o per pound
Eastern Oregon, 15 3 18c: mohair.
choice, 3132$c per pound.
RUSSIANS SEEKING TOGO,
Baltic Hoet Joined by Third Squadron
of Five Battleships.
Purls, April 21. It tho French au
thorities are In bo bulluvcd, news ot
momentous Import may be expected
from thu Far Kmt very soon, as, ao-
irdlng In Foreign Mlnlsler Dolrnssa,
the ltusslnn Meet under tho command
I Vice Admiral Unjostvensky sailed
arly on Thursday Irotii Kamranh hay.
Its destination Is unknown, but It Is
believed heie that It will now sail to
endeavor to locate the Japanese licet
and give battle.
Naval experts hero bolluvo that tho
Ird Pacific siiuadrnn ot tho Russian
navy, which Is commanded by Admiral
KelniiMtoft. has lolticd ltolertvennky,
and that tho latter now has eight first-
lass Imtlteshliw. threo second-class
lattleshlps, threw armored cruisers and
number ot other vessels ol not quite
so good n type, lie Is also liollovcd to
have received largo quantities ol am
munition which Imd bteii shipped to
him some, time hl-o. to have II lied the
coal bunkers ot his ships, nnd generally
to have placed his command In rondt
Hon to give a good account ot Itself.
It s believed hero that Admiral Uou
pitcres, who is In command of thu
French naval force In thu waters ol
French Cochin China, agreed to get a
message to thu ltusslnn commander to-
lay, and that tho departure ol thu mis
ilana followed. Siirii action has been
expected, as tho French authorities
consider that tho protest ol Japan
against Hussla's using neutral walers
to recouljiiid refill depleted ammuni
tion miiguiinea was well founded, and,
It Russia has been asked to move by
the French commander in the Far Kast,
a difficult situation has been cleared up.
CHINA AGREES TO PAY UP.
Will Make Good Deficit In Indemnity
Duo to Fall in bllver.
New York. April 21. After tw
years' discussion, the powers and China
will stun an aErcemint today, accord
ing to a Herald dispatch from I'ekln
ri-ctirdim; thu payment of the delicti tl
the indemnity due to thu fall In the
nrlco ot silver, and providing for the
future payment of tho Indemnity in
Tho agreement comprises threo para'
...... 1.. ..,.1 I..1..IK- alnlivl aula fort 1
that China Is to pay 10 nays auer iiih
signature ot the irbcument the sum ot
$t),Uuo,uuu ami interosi at 1 cr ten
nn this amount from January l. HHI'i
ultlrh hiiiii Is tn Imi accented In full
payments of all deficits duu to tho
nlitt.ti.n Irnm Mlli'.tr Tfl L'filil.
I ii the second paragraph China agrees
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to sign immetiiaieiy iniciiuiiiii k""
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each 'country In tho colnagu of that
V I h-"l'--
takes In thu future to pay thu amount
lit. lit.. Ilttrjl nnrni.mil I l lllllfl I1I1III
due each your in 1. equal inouiiiiy m
.lnll..t.,itfa i-r.t.llttt.1 nvi.rv alx months
China will lw allowed Interest nt 4 per
ctliv on tun mommy ttiyiiirnin mmiu m
.l. llt.M.. l,1..nlitrtl liprllala.
China will pay also in gold bullion,
gold drafts or telegraphic transfer of
silver at tho averagu unnthly 1-omlou
raies, earn ionium guvt.-rinin.-in m.-iet-i-
Ing tho method ll preicrs.
PARDEE NAMES THE DAYS.
National Irrigation Congreis Will Be
Held August 21-24.
Sacramento. Cnl April 21. ticver
nor Pardee, as president of the National
Irritation congress, has issued an an
iiouncement that thu next session of Hi
congress will bo held in Portland, frou
Auirust 21 to 24. Tlm session is l
follow shortly alter tho Trans-Jllssls
sippl congress, which takes place from
August in to in.
Governor Pardee states that ho ex
pecta this meeting to bo ono ot the
most Interesting us well us thu most
Imnortant. Tha .United States He
clamatlon service will lio ono of tho
sublects ot discussion. There Is some
hope that President ItonsoveU will at
tend tho session for ono day, and Presl
dent Diaz, of Mexico, has also been In
vltcd. An effort will bo mado to hav
both dignitaries present on tho same
Given Time to Fix Up Their Books
Topcka, April 21. ltepresentntlves
of the Swift. Armour and Dold packing
companies and tlio McDowell Stock car
company apiitnired before tho Statu
Hoard ot Kallroad Assessors to oxpiai
their failure to muko complete, reports
ot their private car lines as required by
tho law pasted at the recent eesslon nt
tlio legislature. They said It was nn
possible for them to comply with th
law at once, as thoy had not been keep
lute their records In n way to make tho
obtaining ot Information easy. Tho
board gave them until May 10 to report
Japanese Accumulating Stores
Ylnkow. April 111, via Tientsin, April
21, Few transport aro now arriving
at Nluchwa.ig. Tills contrast with tl
rush ot tralllc since tho oiienlng of tli
Lluo river indicate that precautions are
being taken against possible Interlcr
enco by tho Itusslan l'acllio squadron
Vast accumulations of stores have al
ready been made, along tho Jupune
lines nt communication, assuring full
supplies to tho armies In thu field, even
if tho transport service is interrupted.
Stock Transfer Tax Law.
Albany, April 21. Gov. Higglns to
night sinned tho stock transfer bill im
posing a stamp tux of 2 cents on each
. f ,l 11
siuu 01 par vuiuu oi uu curpuriiiiuu
stock securities sold or transferred.
ERISH IN CONVENT
onrlccn Women nnd filrls Ard
Burned to Death.
NO HELP WITHIN Tllhllt IttACll
Sisters Give Up Their Lives In Effort
to Save Children and Help
lei Old Women,
Montreal. April 22. Tho littlo vil
lage ol Ht. (lenevievo Is In mourning
tonight over thu loss ot 14 lives In a
fire which destroyed thu convent ot Ht.
Aniiii tlmru Killlv tlldnv. OlIO llllll.
nine children, ranging In agu from 10
In 111, ami four uged women, pern-hen
In tlio Hume. Two nuns were so so
veroly burned that II Is feared they
In their grief over tho catastrophe,
tho villagers llnd stuno comfort In relat
ing thu heroism displayed by Klslei
Murlit Aillnti-iir. who l-iivk un her life.
nnd Sister Mario Theresu mid Marin
Iliibertlue, who Hero perhaps latully
burned In their efforts to save the liven
ot thu children and helpless old women.
llucket hrigudes were hurriedly iorm
ed by thu villagers, but tho lire had
inilmwl siirh headway that It UUS Sootk.
apparent that (here was no chance to-
siivu thu building from destruction.
Sister Itiigettera, in her efforts to
ravo tlio lives ot thu children III her
charge, succumbed to the Hiioke unit
HsmiHt. Thu pupils who perished wero
in a iKirlloii of the building where tho
lire hud obtained too much heudwny
before the alarm was given to unablo
thiHHi who riwpomle.1 to effect their res
An i-flort was made to vet Point
fMiilr. lit- ti-leiiliiitie mi thut UMiUlnueo
could Ihi had from Montreal, but for
some reasi.ii no responsu was received
from Point Clulre.
The lire started about midnight In
tho old laillcti' hospital, and the smokiv
was so thick that the children on tho
Iloor above were niiuhlo to get down.
Thu movent won railed Hte. Anne's.
ami was a brunch of tlm convent of tlio
Sisters ot Ste. Alilio's ot ljiclilne. Tlm
building wus a gray stone structure.
REFUSE TO PAY TAXES.
Igorrotes Cannot See Necessity for
Helping to Support Government.
Seattle, Wash., April 22. If tho
Philippine commission attempts to en
force tlm collection of tuxes among tho
litorrotcs, trouble will Im experienced.
Twice thu date for commencing the pay
ment of luxe bus liven inistpniiiM, and
each time the natives have i-oiiotuded
that thu American government does not
lare to attempt tho enforcement of tho
commission's dec reu.
During thu timu thu Islands were un
der Spanish control no attempt was
mado to collect taxes irom thu Igor
rotes and other so-called nou-Christlati
tribes. Spanish olllclals were unablo
to penctrtitu very far Into the lgorroto
country, and tiie wild tribesmen havit-
never contributed toward thu exjieuseit
of white government.
Chief i-oincloey, thu Iwder of tho
tgorrotu Hirty not in Seattle on tho
way to tha Portland exposition, wIiimhv
selection by his tribe fur the journey
indicates his popularity, Is strongly
opposed to the collection of taxes. Ho
ls icgardctl as a rich man among the
lgorroto tribes, owning nliout 200 head
of cambno and a corresiHindliigly largo
nmouiit ot land.
Thu carabao of tho Igorrotes are-
worth from $75 to $100 gold and u re
raised more (or food purposes than as
beasts ot burden. In thu lower pro
vinces thu carnbao are trained to work,
and aro worth twice as much as the
It is Impossible to explain tho neces
sity ot taxation to Fomeloey, who
sturdily Insists his people never paid
taxes and gain nothing by contributing:
to the government.
Denies Cruiser Acted as Spy.
Iindon, April 22. Foreign Secre
tary Ijunsdowno has taken occasion
formally to deny to tho ltusslnn gov
ernment tho statement nt the Novoo
Vremyn In rcgnrd to tho llrltisli cruiser
Iphigepla, which vessel, the newspa
per, said, had transmitted by wirclc
telegraphy thu Information that slid
had panned Admiral Itojustveusky's
squadron 140 miles from Saigon. This,
tha Novoo Vremyn declared, was very
Important nuws to thu Japanese, Inas
much us itojestvensky had succeeded in
slipping by thu Japanese scouts.
Turning Russian Right.
St. Petersburg, April 22. A ills
patch from (luiishii pass says tho Itlis
sinus liavo discovered a turning move
ment 80 miles northeast nf Kiiun
chcngtsti, about 30 miles northeast of
Giiushii pass, hy two forces, each ot
3,000 Chineso bandits, several thmiB
miil Japanese cavalry ami 22 guns.
KuanchengtBii is identical with Chang
chun, thu extreme right nf General
I.inlevltcli's main front, which extend
thencu toward Klrin,
Gives Hints to Homesteaders.
Washington, April 22, Commis
sioner Kichnrds, of thu general laud
olllcu, has prupured n circular to ha sunt
to ontryinen under thu homestead law
giving them minute Instructions as fo
llow to proceed under tho law to perfect
their claims. This never 'before liaa
been donu nnd tho Ignorance of tho
homostcuderB and their attorneys, ha
caused much contusion,