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Judge C. B. Bellinger Succumbs
to Inroads ol Malady.
HUE TO THE LAND FRAUD CASES
Hearlne- of Cases Occupied Alt HI
Time Slnco Last November
Mitchell Case the Climax.
Portland, May IS. United States
District Judge Charles II. Bellinger
surrendered in his long strugglo (or
lifo yesterday afternoon and passed
peacefully away at 3:45 o'clock, sur
rounded by the member of his family
and a few of hia moat intimate and
Tho outcome waa expected and the
family had been waiting for tho worst
during all of the day. The judge
passed a restless and unsatisfactory
night on Thursday and was much weak
er when day dawned yesterday morn
ing. During the morning he sank into
a acmi-conscious condition, and as the
day lengthened into the afternoon the
atupor became more marked, until
it was impossible to rouse the patient
The death of Judge Belllngecr can be
traced directly to the Oregon land fraud
cases, which hare filled his time from
the middle of November last. On Sun
day, April 23, the judge worked all day
on the decision which he waa to hand
down the following morning on the
Mitchell plea of abatement. He went
early to hia office, and the weather be
ing warm, worked in his shirtsleeves
until noon, when he walked home to
luncheon, returning again directly
afterwards and working until late in
the afternoon. The next day he also
worked nn the decision, and Tuesday,
the day upon which it waa delivered,
ho awoke with a fever and feeling ill.
Judge Bellinger was born in Maquon,
Illinois, November SI, 1639, and cross
ed the plains with his parents in 1847
and settled in Marion county. He was
a veteran of the Modoc war. In 1663
he waa admitted to the bar and served
aa clerk and official reporter of the Su
preme court from 1874 to I87S. He
waa judge of the Fourth district Circuit
court from 188 to 1880, and was ap
pointed United State District judge
for Oregon by G rover Cleveland in 1693
SHORT NOTICE ON BIDS.
Canal Commission Allows the Coast
but a Few Days.
San Francisco, May 13. A great stir
waa created today among San Francisco
me. chants when it was ascertaind that
the Isthmian Canal commission will
open bids May 16 and 19 for supplies,
the contract prices for which will easily
aggregate $1,000,000. One commodity
lumber, rough and dressed will call
for the expenditure of more than $300,
000 alone. In all, 26,000,000, feet of
lumber are needed at once. The other
sappliea range all through many lines,
and in all instance the quantities de
manded are large.
For several days the wires between
Si. Francisco and Washington have
been kept bvsy carrying dispatches
(torn San Francisco asking for blank
proposals. Wednesday last there were
no lumber proposals in the city, and no
one here knew what the commission
wished to buy in that line, and conse
quently no bids could be framed.
Local merchants cay the entire coast
haa been shabbily treated, and a loud
wail has gone up. Today there was a
rush for proposals to supply, among
other commodities, steam pumps and
pipes, hydrants and water meters, fire
extinguishers, linen hose and hose
reels, equipments for bridge gangs,
railroad tools and supplies, foundry
supplies, belting, roofing, wagons and
so on through a list of hundreds of ar
ticles. .Both the chamber of commerce and
the Marufacturers' and Producers'
association hav requested Major Gal
lagher, the purchasing agent at Wash
ington, D. C, for the Canal commis
sion, to extend the date for making the
Not Unjust, Says Cummins.
Washington, May 13. Governor
Cummins, of Iowa, testified today be
fore the senate committee in interstate
commerce, which is considering rail
road legislation. He criticised the
statement by railroad men that rates
wore low enough now, and the impres
sion he said they endeavored to convey
that the object sought waa to give
power to the commission to fix rate.
He said that 'here was nothing unjust
in giving the commission the power
which the proposed legislation would
confer upon it.
Survey to Bear Creek Mines.
Butte, May 13. A Billings dispatch
to the Miner says: The survey of the
line of railroad which will extend from
Brldger to the Bear Creek coal distcict
began today. It is said that con
tract! for grading the roadbed will be
let within a fortnight and actual con
struction will begin about June 1. The
Bear Creek coal district is one of the
leat in the state, and covers over 10,
000 acres. The road will be completed,
it la believed, in the early autumn.
Streator People's Narrow Escape
Streator, 111., May 13. A tornado
struck Streator today, tearing down
trees and barns. No one was Injured,
alUlOUgU lUCro ncio uuj uonun to-
HAS NOT SOLD.
Klamath Canal Company Holds Out
for Its Terms.
Washington, May 12. Up to tho
present time tho government has been
unablo to come to any satisfactory ar
rangement with tho Klamath Uaual
company, whereby that corporation
will relinquish its rights and holdings
in tho Klamath basin and withdraw
in order that tho government may un
dertake the construction of tho Klam
ath irrigation project.
At a recent conference between om-
cials of this com puny and tho engineers
of tho Reclamation service, tho com
pany renewed its offer to sell out for
$250,000. This offer was rejected.
The figure named is very much more
than the property is worth. An esti
mate on the property and work done
by the company places the actual value
at not to exceed $100,000, and it is
the general opinion among government
engineers and residents of the Klamath
basin that a bonus of $50,000 addi
tional is more than ample inducement
to the company to step aside. The
latest advice received by the Reclama
tion service here is that the company is
holding out for its own price, and will
not consider an offer of $150,000.
It may be set down aa a fact that the
government wi'.l not pay $250,000, and
it is by no means certain that Secretary
Hitchcock will approve the purchase of
this property at $150,000, although the
matter has never been presented to
him, and will jot be until an agree
ment is reached between the Reclama
tion service and the canal company.
If, after a reasonable time, aa amicable
arrangement cannot be made, it is un
derstood the government will acquire
that property by condemnation pro
ceedings. DEAD NUMBER ONE HUNDRED.
Twice as Many Injured by Tornado
at Snyder, Oklahoma.
Snyder, Okla., May 12. Approxi
mately 100 people were killed in the
tornado which visited Snyder and vi
cinity, and aa many more were injured.
The havoc wrought by the tornado is
complete. Out of a town of 1,000 peo
ple not more than a score of houses are
intact, while two-thirds ol the build
ings are totally wrecked.
The most pressing need is financial.
Organitation was perfected among the
cituens today, and appeals rent out to
leading cities of the territory asking for
immediate assistance. In addition to
the many injured who are biting cared
for at the hospital, many sustained
lesser injuries and are incapacitated for
the work of caring for those who are in
need of asfistsaee.
Hundreds of inquiries have been
pouring in all day from relatives and
friends of Snyder people in all parts of
the country, severely taxing the capac
ity of the telegraph office. With the
removal of the injured to other points,
the strain upon the people of Snyder
will be greatly reduced.
The property loss is variously esti
mated at from $300,000 to $400,000.
Two hundred residences were demolish
ed, and about half the business build
ings are practically a total loss. The
remainder are more or less damaged.
The Hilton, the largest bote! in town,
remains intact, and a portion of the
building waa used for an emergency
TIDAL WAVE ON LAKES.
Damages Chicago Docks and Floods
Chicago, May 12. Rumors of a re
markable tidal wave along the west
shore of Lake Michigan were received
today. The wave seemed to be the
highest at Kenosha and Racine, Wis.,
where a wall of water swept in, causing
mncb damage ami alarm along the
docks. At Chicago the wave simply
raised the stage of water and caused a
very heavy current down the drainage
canal. Boats navigated the river with
the greatest difficulty as a result of the
Weather conditions in Chicago this
afternoon were such that a recurrence
of the tidal wave along the west shore
is anticipated. The rain during the
last 12 hours baa been almost unprece
dented. Within a few fliour the fire
department answered 80 calls to pump
oat basusenls in various parts of the
Iron Mountain Group Sold.
Victoria, B. C, May 12. The Iron
Mountain group of 22 claims of hema
tite iron, on the west arm of (Jeataino
sound, has been purchased for $75,000
by J. A.Moore and William Piggott,
of Seattle, the latter being the bead of
the new rolling mill at West Seattle.
The purchasers are in negotiation with
prominent Eastern Canadian capital
ists and contemplate the establishment
of blast furnaces involving an initial
expenditure of $100,000, contiguous to
the ore supply, and if successful will
begin work at once.
On Permanent Basis.
Denver, Msy 12. The American
Stockgrowera' association, which was
organ ixed on January 16 of this year
by seceders from the National live
stock association's convention in this
city, and ia now holding its first annual
convention here, adopted a constitu
tion and by-laws today. The new asso
ciation is to be composed of growers of
and dealers in cattle, sheep and horses.
The basis of representation at present
is individual and not by delegates.
Denlea He Sold Russia Coal.
Paris, May 12. The Marquis de Bar-
thelemy, who with Count de Pourtales,
operates the French concession at
Kamranh bay. Annam, in the course
of an interview today denies that bis
establishment furnished coal or nro-
I visions to the Russian squadron.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR DETTER ROADS
County Spending; Hundreds of
Dollars In Uniform Work.
Albany Somo of tho best road work
in Oregon ia being dono on tho roads
of Linn county. Tho work is syste
matic and uniform throughout the en
tire county. Lnst spring tho county
court, in fixing apportionment of mon
eys for road purposes, offered a nn
additional inducement to build good
reads that every district which by sub
scription should raise $100 would be
giun $100 by tho county.
Many of the districts took advantage
of this offer, and not content with rais
ing $100, doubled that amount, tho
county producing its proper proportion.
As a result, more money has been
spent improving tho roads of Linn
county this year than ever before, and
the money has been spent to some
purpose, because the work is uniform
throughout tho county.
One of tho actions looking to good
roads was tho purchase of about a doxen
reversible road scrapers, thus making
20 in all tho county. Tho preceding
county court put $3,500 into a big
steam road roller, which waa not a
success for roads in this county. This
machine was traded to a scraper com
pany for the 12 machines.
herever the land is white or clay
like, the roads have been rounded un
and will not be graveled. They be
come compact and hard, and make the
best roads in the county. Where the
land is low, roads are rounded up
with fine gravel.
Grass Outlook is Promising.
Sumpter There is promise of an
unusual grass yield this season on the
Bine mountain ranges. Rainfall this
spring has been far in excess of that of
previous years, which, coupled with
the warm weather that prevailed dur
ing the latter part of February and first
of March, is accountable for this favor
able condition. Cattle and sheepmen
are elated over the graxing prospects,
and expect to carry their stock well
through the season of 1905 with little
expense ol leeding. Tide nine moun
tain ranges are still overed with snow
on the uplands, while the valleys are
showing a good, healthy growth of
grass. This ought to mean a contin
ued supply of graxing land until the
snow again comes late in the fall.
Telephone War On.
Albany As a result of a petition to
the Pacific States Telephone company,
which was numerously signed by Linn
county patrons ol the company, a re
duction has been made in the tele
phone rates between Albany and
Shedds, Halsey, Brownsville, Lebanon,
Scio, Crabtree and Jefferson, the prin
cipal towns of the county. The rate
was reduced frem 25 cents to 15 cents,
and is goon only for subcrUers to the
Pacific States system. This is consid
ered by many as the beginning of the
war between the independent telephone
lines and the Pacific States lines In
Blue Mountain Creamery.
Pendleton The Blue Mountain
creamery has commenced to receive
cream from Umatilla county points in
addition to that being shipped from tho
Grand Rone valley. In a short time
Charles Berkeley, who recently pur
chased a $10,000 ranch on McKay
creek, will commence milking 20 cows,
increasing to 30 or 40 this winter. T.
G. Halley will milk 22 cows on his
Wild Horse ranch, and F. B. Clopton a
number on his farm near this city.
They are professional men of Pendleton
and enthusiasts on dairying.
Independence School Exhibit.
Independence The Independence
public school has forward! its exhibit
for the Lewis and Clark fair. Before
shipping, the work was on display at
the school building, and waa viewed by
a Urge number of the parents and
friends of the scholars. Kach grade's
work Is represented. A large model
map of the "Blue Ribbon County"
straws the different products ami na
tural resources of this section of the
Do Combines Spread Weeds?
Pendleton E. L. Smith, who sells
combined harvesters say that the re
port that the combines spread weeds in
the fields ia sot a fact, as the tendency
of those machines is to gather the
seeds in sacks where they can be trans
ported from the land and be reed, if so
desired. Mr. Smith says that the
combines are taking the place of steam
threshers in Umatilla county, there
being nearly 200 in the county.
Y. M. C. A. is Formed.
Grants Pass Through the assistance
of Secretary Stone, of the state associa
tion, final work has been done in the
organization of a Young Men's Chris
tian association in this city. The asso
ciation starts out with a membership
of over 100. Many of the prominent
business men are interested in the asso
ciation, and plans are already under
way toward the erection of a Y. M. C
Loth to Lose Land Office.
Independence B. C. Curry, attor
ney, of Oregon City, has been in the
city circulating a petition against the
removal of the United States land office
from that place to Portelaud,
State School Fund Loans.
Salem The state land board few
days ago approved applications in 22
instances lor the loan of tho interest
upon the state school fund, asarrexating
PURCHASE 40,000 SHEEP.
McCandle & Burgess Will Ship 110
Carloads from Shanlko.
Kent McCatmlo A llurgoss havo
purchased 40,000 sheep and expect to
commence shipping them in n few days
to Soda Springs for (ceding (or tho
market. Following are tho lunula they
bought: Charles lllntou, Antelojn', I,
000 heads McUrorcr, Antelope, 3,400;
McGllvery, Antelope, 800; McCandle,
Antelope, 2,300; Charles Iavviio, An
telope, 1,100; llrogan, Antelope, 1,100;
Smith, Condon, 1,500; A. Htalil, Con
don, 800; Tobcy, Condon, 1,1100; Me
Intyro, Condon, 550; Josh llanly,
Coudou, 400; Barker, Condon, 2, KM);
Barker, A Filter, Condon, 2,000,
Rccder.t Fisher, Shaniko, 1,300; A,
C. France, Antono, 3,400; Parnhouse.
Antouo, l,tt00; John Thornton, At.
tone, 1,000; Morrow Jt Keeney, Hay
Creek, 4,100; McColn, liny Creek,
000; Wuriwcllcr A Thompson, Prino
vllle, 3,000; Col, Nye, I'rlnevlllo,
1.800; C. W. Colly. Prinovllle, 1.160;
J. K. Roberts, Prlneville, 800; Jones
Bros., Prinevllle, 500. Total, 39,400.
They will all bo shipped from Shan
iko as follow a: May 23, 15 cam; May
25, 16 cars; May 28, 18 cars; May 31,
1(1 cars; June 2, 18 cars; Juno 5, 15
cars; June 8, 20 cars. Total, 118 cars.
CONTRACTS PRUNE CROP.
Union Frultdner Ties Up Covo and
Union Farmers for rlve Years.
Union 8. A. Ijtmalte, of Alltany,
Or., owner of tho Union fruit drier,
has just closed a five-year contract with
tho pruncgrower of Covo anil Union,
whereby he agrees to buy at" $10
per ton the entire prune crop of this
section, estimated at 1,200 tour cr
year. To aid in handling this product,
a new drlrr will bo erected at Corv in
time for this season's crop, and both
plants will be run to their rapacity for
about 40 days during the drying season.
Kstimating tho crop at 1,400 tons, the
dried product will be 400 tons, weight
being reduced two-thirds by tho drying
process. The market for prunes is
found principally from Colorado east
ward. It will bo seen that the running of
these driers will mean a revenue each
year to the grower of from $10,000 to
$12,000, or about $50,000 to $00,000
for the totai time under contract a
period of tire years. A certainty of a
market fur prunes will stimulate their
growth, and it is fair to presume that
at the end of five years the yield may
be even greater than present estimates
Game Laws are Violated.
Pendleton Deputy Game JWarden
Joe Nolf has returned from a tour of
lniection through Union county. He
finds that In the mountain streams the
game laws have leen totally ignored
and violated in every way. On Cath
erine creek, aliovo Union, the sawmllla
have duniKtl their sawdust into the
streams and have nearly ruined the
fishing in that stream. In a ride of
nine miles down the (Srand Ronde river
Mr. Nolf found 13 dams over which
fish could not leap in the endeavor to
go up stream.
Pendleton After a two day' session
here, the board of consulting engineer
of the reclamation service adjourned
and Uft for Ontario, from which place
the member will make a eronal in
vestigation of the land included in the
Malheur project. According to I). C.
Henny, one of the members of the
board, practically all the attention of
the hoard was given to thi plana for
the Malheur and Owyhee projects. The
Umatilla project was not taken up at
all, and will not be on this trip.
Taking Oregon State Census.
Pendleton The first retorts of the
state census being taken by tho deputy
assessor scattered over the fcounty are
coming in! A few days ago ttie assessor
of the northern part of the county re
ported that Helix had 180 inhabitants,
and the deputy from the Pilot Rock
district retorts that Pilot Rock has 210
people. Other reports will continue to
come in until trie wiiole numiter ol
people of Umatilla county may be
Charged with Stealing Mall Pouch.
Wocdburn One result of Govern
ment Insiiector Butler's Investigation
of the theft of tho registered mall
pouch at Wood burn, on April 12, ia
the arrest of B. J. Kuper, He was
arranged before Justice Overton on two
charges. He gve $1,000 bond for his
appearance for preliminary hearing.
At the time the mail pouch was stolen
Knper was Southern Pacific baggage
man at this point and carried the mail
bags from the post office to the trains.
Wheat Club, 84B5c per bushel;
blueatero, D0S92c; valley, 870c.
Oats No 1 white, $2828.60 per
ton; gray $28 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $14(310 per ton;
clover, $11312; grain, $112; cheat,
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1717uc per
Butter Fancy creamery, 1820c.
Potatoes Old, 75c$l; new, 2Jf
2c per lb.
Apples fancy, $l.60Q$2.60 perbox.
Strawberries, Oregon, 1016c box.
Hops Choice 1004, 23Q25c per
Wool Valley, 2o27c Eastern
Oregon, beet, 1720c, mohair
choice, 3132fc per pound
TWENTY-NINE ARE DEAD.
Marmiotte, Kansas, In Path of Tor
nado's Destructive 8weep,
Marquette, Kan., May 10. Follow
ing a terrllUi rainstorm, n tornado from
tho south toio a path through tho real
deiico part of this town at midnight
tnst night, destroying almost every
houso In Its path mid running the dentil
of 2tl and Injury to 44 persons, several
of whom wilt dlo.
An unusually hot and oppiessivo
afternoon, during which tho ntmospheio
wan loaded with electricity, was fol
lowed by a night pecullnr for a deluge
of rain, This continued until II 55 p.
in., when tho tornado, which hnd
formed about threw mile south of town,
sHiit its forco mining tho ln-at resi
dences, dashing them into ruins, In
which their occupants wen entombed.
It was gone in flvo minutes and contin
ued to mark its pntli with devastation
for many miles northward.
Tho people of the town weio depend
out entirely on their own resources, for
nil telegraph and telephone wires were
down and only by sending out to neigh
taring towns was it possible to gel belli.
Not until 8 o'clock in the morning did
physicians begin toniritofroiu outside,
and they set to work to rare (or tho
Whrn tho missing in Marquette had
been pretty thoroughly accounted for,
tho searchers directed their attention
to. the surrounding country. Boon halt
a dosen wagonload of ilrad arid liijuird
had been brought to tho town from the
district adjoining It on tho south.
Tonight order lias been brought out
of tho chios, and a relief committee
has lx-gun dispensing re'.lef. Among
tho relief sent from nrarhy towns were
10 pupils from Bethany college, who
acted as nurses.
TAFTS PLAIN TALK.
Railroad Men Rate Law Must
Washington, May 10. Hccretary Taft
fairly took tho breath of tho 300 rail
way men, member of tho Interna
tional Railway congress, dining tonight
tho guest ot the American Railway
association at tho New 'fllrd hotel,
when, after Ixdng introduced a "the
aMMtle from tho Philippine," he em
phatically declared that railway rate
legislation must come; that, If the rail
way men of tho country were wise, they
would aid and nut hinder it; that the
sentiment of tho country I such that
failure of proper regulation meant a
campaign on tho subject that would do
no good to tho railroads
Alwoluto silence reigned as Secretary
Taft spoke hi mind on tho subject of
rate. He was positively against gov
ernment ownership, ho said, believing
that nothing so deleterious could come
to thn country as tnis solution of the
"Hut," he continued, "you cannot
run railroads as you would run private
business. You must respond to the
public demand. If there ia danger of
discrimination, then you must allow
the establishment of some tribunal that
will remedy that discrimination."
NEW GERMAN TREATY NEEOEO.
Goniul General Predicts Los of En
port Trade Otherwise.
Washington, My 10. Consul Gene
ral Mason, rerouting to tho Htato de
partment upon the dluKlrous effect
uj-on trade with Germany Involved by
tho now German tariff law, which Is
to go Into effect next March, urge
"tho preparation of a now and carefully
drawn treaty of amity which will pro
mote a normal ainl Increased reciprocal
trade while conserving and protecting
the interests of both nation."
Mr. Mason says that it is his opinion
Germany Is sharply divided on the
question whether the moat favored na
tion clause of the German-American
treaty will be allowed to continue after
the new commercial treaties become
effective. The commercial and indus
trial classes generally, he says, ate op
posed to a drastic policy which might
lead to reprisals ami increase the coat
The State department la dally re
ceiving protests from largo American
business houses against tho now Ger
man tariff rates, which they claim will
destroy their German eijvort trade.
Still In French Waters.
London, May 10, There Is no furth
er news of the whereabout of tho Herts
of Admirals Kotcalvenaky and Nebogat
off and the dispatches wired from Paris
to the effect that they have left French
waters are not credited hero. That
they Joined in French waters i certain
and that they are still there is likewise
a palpable fact. That they are to move
northward may be so, hut it is not bo
cause France demands It, but rather lie
cause the Russian commanders feel that
the time has come to risk everything on
a desperate move.
Frauds In Army Supplies.
8t. Petersburg, May 10. The filovo
prints a rumor of tho discovery of
enormous defalcations in the Commis
sary department of tho army, Count
von Vorontieff-Dashkoft is expected to
inaugurate his reign as viceroy of the
Caucasus by reopening tho question of
the Armenian church funds, Maxim
Gorky has received permission to live
anywhere In Russia except in Ht.
Petersburg, and la said to have leased a
country place near the capital.
Shake-Up Among Gotham Police,
New York, May 10. -The most ex
tensive shake-up in the Now Yorlf po
lice department in years took place to
day, when Commissioner McAdoo an
nounced the retirement of two Inspect
ors, Un captains and 45 sergeants on
tho ground of physical disability.
Demolishes Town ol Snyder, Kill
ing. Many Inhabitants.
HALF OF THE POPULATION GONE
Came at Night When People Were
Atloep Five Hundred Dead
OkUhomn City, May 11. Tolephoun
report from llobart.Okla., Indicate tlmi
tho entire town ol Hnyder, O. T., wnn
destroyed by a tornado. A trnln of
doctor, muses niut other assistant In
snld to have left llohart for Hnyder.
Tho wire aro retried down between
Hnyder ami other iiolghUrlng townn
and all commuiilcatiun Is Mug re
ceived from llohart.
Hundred Dead and Injured.
Guthrie, O. T., May II. Uta re
port from llohart, Okla., slid Chirks
saw, I. T., place the iiumlKtr of dead
and Injured in tho tornado at Hnyder,
Okla., at 500.
Tho storm broke over tho town, at II
o'clock at night, completely demolish
ing It, as near as report ran Im ob
tained. Thn first news of the disinter
was received at llohart, by telephone,
giving a bald statement of the tornado'
having struck thn town. Tho wires,
both telegraph anil telephone, then
went down and no further new hat
been obtained directly from Hnyder.
It la now IiiiihxmIIiIo to reach Ijtw.
ton, tho nearest town to Hnyder, and
all tho telegraphic comilllllllcatlona am
rcorted down between that plarn and
Roffcoo train hae la-en atarted from
llohart and Chickasaw, which will ar
rive at Hnyder this morning.
TRAIN STRIKES DYNAMITE.
Terrific Explosion Kill Fifty and lu
jurss a Hundred.
Harrlsbiirg, Pa, May II. An ex
press train on the Pennsylvania rail
road ran Into a freight train In which
there were two car loaded with dyna
mite at 1 30 o'clock thi morning in
South llerrlahurg, near the plant of
thn Paxtallg Light, Heat and Power
company. Three terrilllc exploslona,
that broke window a all over tho city,
follnwod, and tho two tralna worn com
pletely wrecked and look Are. It waa
estimated at 3 o'clock that 60 person
were killed and 100 injured, though
Uimki figure may bo too amall.
It la tiiixxultilo to Kvcertain tho exact
uurnlwr of fatalities, leauao tho ,
wreckage, In which many of the paawn-
gcr and aomo members of tho train
crowa are pinned, la still ahlain and
unapproachable, and many small ex
p!o!cna occur continually.
When tho llrat eilpoalon orrurrod,
bodies were thrown clear out ol tho
bertha In tho sleeping car and landed
duwn tho railroad rrnlwuikuicnl, somo
even having Ik-cii hurled Into tho Hua
quehanna river, vhlch parallel tho
railroad at that place.
MAY FIQMT FRANCE.
Japan Accuses Har of Lending Active
Aid to Russia.
Im!on, May 11. The new from
Toklo 1 of tho most alarming charac
ter. Tho outburst of popular Indigna
tion againat Franca for her violation
of neutrality I growing and already
equate tho bitter feeling that prcvllrd
againat Russia prior to tho brraklug
out of the war. Should RoJrstvenaky
now return to French waters, It Is
doubtful If tho Japanese government
could calm the jxjpulace, and hostili
ties must result. Thcsn would surely
Involve Great Britain in the war, and
tho outcome would bo In doubt.
Diplomats here in Ixmdun unite in
characterising tho situation as ex
tremely grave. Franco's attitude,
while on the surface conciliatory, un
derneath 1 far from that,, and tho
French olllcial class seem determined
to resent Japan's protests, claiwlHg
that French neutrality I on a standard
by Itself, and sliould not In) compared
with that of any other nation.
Millions from Alaska.
Seattle, May 1 1 F, A. Wing. Unite.!
Stair asaayer, atates that from Inform
ation ho lux received from Alaaka, ami
tho Northwest Territory this winter,
tho otltnut of if old from thn northern
country this year will total $22,000,-
uou, ii not more. Mo far this winter
he has not heard any unfavorable re
lorts from any section in which mining
Is Iwlliir carried on. From the Klon
dike alono Mr. Wing predicts an out
put oi irom fiu.ooo.000. to $12,000.-
000, the halancu coming from tho
Russians Claim Advantage.
Ht. Petersburg, May 11. Much satis
faction was expressed at the admiralty I
at tho uniting of tho divisions of Ad- '
m Ira I Rojestveusky's squadron, experts
calculating that tho Russian admiral f
now enjoys a superiority over his ad
versary of 25 per cent ol tho ahlx of
tho line. Tho impression here Is that4
It will require a week lor Neboratoft to
coal and got everything In ship-ehspo
ior mo nnai stage ol tho tourney to -Vladivostok.
Two Inches of Snow In Wyoming.
Chuyunno, May 11, Southwestern
Wyoming is covered with a heavy snow
aftor tho storm of yosterday and last
night. The enow Is over two inches
deep on the love).