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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
NO. 48.
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
rehenslT KtTliw of the Import-
Ht Happening! of the. Fast Week
' Galled From the Telegraph Columns.
. A number ol Japanese have left San
Francisco for Mexico, where a colony
will be formed on land granted them by
the Mexican government.
The body of Captain Evan Davies, of
the British four-masted ship Delcairnie,
j- who drowned over four months ago in
the harbor at Astoria, has been picked
- up by a fisherman. The remains were
positively identified by papers found in
. the pocket.
The great coon and varmint hunt on
Fox island, Washington, in which sev
, eral hundred hunters participated, was
anything but a success as a varmint
killing bee, though all who attended
were well satisfied, as the courtesies of
the islanders made the outing a most
enjoyable one.
Seth L. Milliken, representing in the
house of representatives the third dis
trict of Maine, died at Washington.
For some time he had suffered from
a serious affection of the bronohial
tubes, , which last week developed
alarmingly, and was accompanied by
kidney and liver complications.
Bernardino Asseuro, a Mexican set
tler on the tract of land near Hollister,
Cal., claimed by a Portuguese, was
found murdered in the charred re
, mains of his hut. Investigation shows
that Asseuro was murdered with an ax,
after which the body was laid on the
Ibed, and - the hut fired, to conceal the
' i The first wool of the season has been
delivered to a warehouse in Heppner,
Or. It is said the wool is lighter and
of better staple and brighter than the
clip from the same sheep last season.
The rain has greatly delayed the shear
ing in that section. Few sheep are be
ing scld, owners holding firmly for a
';' r-, email advanoe, about 10 cents a head,
more than buyers are willing to pay.
I A diepatoh frotn Baker City, Or. ,
; says that Powder river is higher than
fit has ever been known to be, and ii
doing great damage. Only one bridge
remains in the city, and if the warm
' . weather continues, it will go out. The
Sumpter Valley railroad is flooded for
miles, and trains will not be running
for weeks., The northern residence por
tion of the city is inundated.
Chief Justioe Fuller, of the United
States supreme cgurt, has refused a
writ of habeas oorpus in the case of El
verton E. Chapman, a broker, whore
fused to testify in the sugar speculation
' investigation as to whether senators
had Rnpmilfl.t.nd in nnpnr stnckfl while the
' Wilson tariff bill was before that body.
The sentence of the supreme court of
. the District of Columbia to 80 days in
', jail and $100 tine was affirmed, and
Chapman's application for writs of cer
tiorari and habeas corpus were denied.
The Yreka stage was1 robbed near
Yreka, Cal., .by a lone highwayman.
The passengers were not molested, and
the express box which was broken open
by the highwayman, contained only
i The members of the Washington
T '.-' state board of horticulture which met
; ' . . . in Taooma reoently say that the reports
of damage to fruit trees by the severe
cold weather last winter are greatly ex
aggerated. An ; abundant yield is now
!.. predicted. ' ' '
''-;-' . Answering a question regarding the
prospects of the government sending
out invitations for a bimetallic confer-
ence, Mr. Balfour reiterated, in the
house of ..commons, that there, was
nothing in the situation which would
lead him to suppose that anything
could be gained by Great Britain tak
ing the initiative in promoting an in
ternational bimetallic conference.' ,
The steamer Edith, chartered by the
I Alaska Steamship Company to take
' ' passengers and freight from the wrecked
Willapa to Juneau and Dyea, has re
turned to '.Pprt Townsend. The , Wil
lapa is reported as being a total wreck.
' Her hull broke on the rocks and sank to
, the bottom of . the sea. The loss on
j wiic i in p t emu umgu in cnnuin ay
i " - $60,000; insurance on the boat, $28,-
ooo. , ; L
1 ' Representative Tongue of Oregon is
making an . effort to have anthracite
. coal placed on the dutiable list, because
. it comes in competition with the coal
produced in Oregon and Washington.
He prepared, and had circulated a peti
J . tion to the finance committee of the
senate, asking that this be done, and
setting forth the reasons. This peti
tion was signed by nearly all , the Pa
t cific coast senators.
The following proclamation has been
.,,-: ' issued by the Greek irregulars, who
,i have begun the invasion of Macedonia
at Baltino: " "Brothers and Soldiers ol
;. Christ and Liberty: We hoist the flag
I. , of liberty, the Greek flag. Under its
; shadows let us unite, with the watch-
word, 'Liberty or Death.' The justioe
of our cause is recognized by all free
k- people blessed by God. Let us push
onward, brother Greeky God is with
. us."
Serious Break Occurs In the Louls
, iana System.
Natchez, Miss., April 21. The first
break in the Concordia parish front oc
curred yesterday morning, when the
Glassoock levee gave way. This levee
is located about twenty-eight miles be
low Natchez and is near the lower end
of the levee system of the parish. A
large force of men were at work on the
levee yesterday morning, raising and
strengthening it, when suddenly the
laborers saw the muddy water begin to
bubble up at the lower end. Almost
instantly, the seething water tore a
great hole through the embankment.
The1 water rushed through at a great
rate and began spreading out in the
lowlands adjacent.
The water from this break will inun
date the lower part of the parish, from
Morville down to Brabston, covering a
number of fine plantations. The flood
from this crevasse will be met by the
waters from the Biggs break, north of
here, covering a vast area. It will en
tail a vast amount of suffering to the
people of the neighborhood, and relief
will have to be extended to them.
Tonight the crevasse is reported to
be from 800 to 1,000 feet wide and still
Major J. H. Willard, United States
engineer, tonight received a dispatch
from the master of the steamer Flor
ence, ordered last night to Coon's land
ing, La., to rescue flood sufferers, ask
ing him to send all skiffs obtainable by
first steamer, as people are drowning
and cannot be reached except by skiff.
Coon's landing is about thirty-five miles
from this city.
A dispatch arrived at midnight from
Ashwood, La., saying the water is rush
ing rapidly into the swamps of Tensas
parish, which are' inaccessible by
steamer, and this dispatch aroused
many apprehensions. Skiffs cannot be
sent tonight.
A dispatch from the Valley route
operator at Hays, Miss., referring to
the foregoing, says the calamity at
Coon's landing is due to a break in the
levee there and that another has oc
curred opposite Eodney. .
Flood Destroying Thousands of Acre
of Newly Planted Crop. ,
Memphis, April 21. Another break
in the levee on the Louisana side is re
ported from a point twenty miles be
low Natchez, Miss. , The details at this
writing are meager, and the extent of
the break cannot be learned. The
situation at Biggs, where the water is
rushing through the crevasse in tor
rents, is growing worse. Madison par
ish is fast becoming inundated, and
the water will extend to other parishes,
destroying thousands of acres of newly
planted crops. ' Vicksburg, Natchez and
other river points are orowded with
refugees, and everything possible is be
ing done to alleviate the ' sufferings of
the poorer classes. The situation
throughout the delta tonight is about
the same as yesterday. It was a beau
tiful day in the flood-stricken section,
and the planters hope that the water
will be carried away in time to make
good crops. At Memphis, the river is
slowly falling, and at Cairo a decided
fall is reported. - .
Belief Work' at Vicksburg.
Vicksburg, Miss., April 21. Relief
work is the feature of the flood situation
here. It is reported today that the
Louisana levees are black with people
waiting to be ferried over to the city.
Lieutenant Crowley, of the quarter
master's department, is here buying
supplies for the flooded region in gen
eral, and handsome donations are com
ing in by mail and wire. .
Two Nes Perces Indians, Brother,
Fought Near Lewiston.
Lewiston, Idaho, April 21. Tom
and Mike Wilson, two brothers, Nez
Perces Indians from the reservation,
fought a deadly duel eight miles from
this place yesterday. nThe fight oc
curred on the Lapwai road in Soldier
oanyon, and was witnessed by a set
tler's wife from a distance. They first
fought on horseback; then dismounted
and fought on foot J The attention of
the settler's-wife was attracted by the
angry screams of the ' combatants.
When her husband returned in the
evening, he went to the scene and found
the dead body of Tom Wilson. . Both
brothers had been drinking. Until a
short time ago they were - highly re
spected by the whites and Indians
alike, but could not stand the prosper
ity due to the distribution by the gov
ernment of large sums in payment of
ceded lands. ' Mike is in jail here. He
claims his brotrlbr's horse fell upon
An Ohio Town Burned.
Cleveland, April 21. The business
portion of Berea was nearly wiped out
by fire this morning. The high wind
prevailing made it almost impossible to
check the flames, which seemed likely
to encompass the entire town. The
total loss will reach $80,000. Berea
has no waterworks, and there was small
hope of saving the town. A detach
ment of the Cleveland fire department,
with fourteen men, secured water from
a branch of the river, about a quarter
of a mile from the town. The cause
of the fire was attributed to tramps,
and Deputy Sheriff Asling escorted
three of them out of town.
Turks Are ' Pushing Their
Way Into Greece.
Greeks Are Stubbornly Resisting the
Invasion The Bombardment of Pre
vesa Warships Silenced the Forts.
Foot of Milouna Pass, April 20. A
fierce battle raged in the pass all night
long. The Greeks entered and descend
ed toward the valley, encountered four
battalions of Turkish troops, who drove
them back, and at the point of the bay
onet rescued the force garrisoning the
Turkish blockhouses, which the Greeks
had encircled before entering the pass.
, Neshad Pasha, commanding the Fifth
division, occupied Mount Harnia, with
a great force, while Hairi Pasha, com
manding the Sixth division, prepared
to enter the Tschaisahn pass, and
Haida Pasha, with the Fourth divi
sion, occupied Milouna pass.
Before'dawn, Edhim Pasha rode out
to direct the disposition of the divi
sions. A general engagement ensued.
The battle still continues along the en
tire pass, over 20,000 men being en
gaged. The combat turned on the pos
session of the Greek blockhouse, which
was most obstinately defended. Sev
eral vigorous attacks were made by the
Turks, without success, but, finally,
about 9 o'clock, by a magnificent dash,
they took the blockhouse at the point
of the bayonet.
The Greeks are still defending their
positions on the summit of the hill.
At the present moment four battalions
of Mendukh Pasha's division are ad
vancing to the frontier positions already
The Turks are fighting like demons.
The Turkish artillery is doing splendid
work under the command of Riza Pasha.
The correspondent says: "I regret
to have to announce the death of Hafiz
Pasha at Milouna. The battle is still
undecided, but the Turks, without call
iug up the reserves, have taken almost
the whole pass. It is impossible to
give details as to losses. I saw many
groups of wounded men, but they were
mostly on the heights. Ambulances
have been sent to bring them in. ' I
cannot say whether the Turks intend to
advance on Larissa."
High Greek Officers Killed.
Athens, April 20. In the fighting on
the frontier, the Turks have occupied
Ana and Milouna, but they have not
succeeded in taking Kama. The en
gagement at Milouna pass was of the
fiercest character, and the losses were
heavy on both sides. The Turkish sol
diers destroyed two pieces of Greek ar
tillery. The Greeks captured an en
tire battery from the Turks. The Greek
officers of high rank were killed. A
large body of Greek troops is now
marching against Menexe, and brisk
firing is going on along the whole line
as far west as Arta.
Turkish Fort Had Fired on and Sunk
a Greek Steamer. ' '
Athens, April 20. The Greek com
mander at Actium, opposite Prevesa,
i telegraphs that the Greek steamer
Macedonia, which was fired upon this
morning by the Turkish batteries while
leaving the gulf of Ambraoia, did not
sink in deep water, but was able to run
ashore near the entrance of the gulf.
It appears that the bombardment of
Prevesa did not begin until 11:80 A.
M., whereas the Turkish' forces there
opened a hot fire upon Actium at 5:30
A. M.
A column was formed at the tele
graph station, but the building was
converted into a fort and was gar
risoned by 500 men. The Turkish fire
completely destroyed it, several of the
garrison being killed and wounded, al
though the Turkish aim was often wide.
The Greek commander requested in
structions by telegraph, and the min
ister of war ordered him to bombard
Prevesa immediately. -
At 10 A. M., the Shafidaki fort fired
a few shots on a Greek gunboat, which
replied, effectually silencing the Turk
ish battery. At 11 o'clock the Greeks
began to attack - the Turkish forts out
side the entrance of the gulf, partly to
divert the enemy's attention, and part
ly in order to prevent the massacre of
Greeks at Prevesa. The Greek iron
clad Spelzai has arrived to assist in1
bombarding Prevesa, and the gunboats'
continue to bombard from inside the
gulf.,, ,
According to the latest telegrams
from Actium, 2,000 Greeks have crossed
the gulf of Arta from Vonitza to Sala
gora, and are now marching on Prevesa.
Various reports are current as to the
landing of the insurgent bands on the
Chalkis peninsula. Bugles are sound
ing in the various parts of the city;
soldiers are hastening to their barracks,
and bodies of troops, hurriedly equipped
are being dispatched to the front, amid
enthusiastic ovations from the crowds
that fill the streets. Numerous con
ferences have taken place today be
tween the king and the cabinet, and aa
the result of them, the two last classes
of 1886 reserves have been called out,
Illinois Steel Company to Bid on a Big
Contract for Armor Plate.
Chicago, April 20. The Illinois
Steel Company has received through
the Russian minister at Washington a
proposition looking to the company
bidding on armor-plate for the two
Russian war ships. The contract is to
be for 8,000 tons, and in case of award
the Chicago concern would turn into its
treasury in the neighborhood of $3,
000,000. ' . "': ' '
It is said the offers of the Illinois
Steel Company to furnish the United
States government with armor-plate at
the remarkably low figure of. $240 a
ton has startled the war departments
the world over. ' Fojhe past two years
the Russian government has been com
ing to the United States for nearly all
the armor-plate used in constructing its
new ships of war, but the contracts
have heretofore been awarded to eithef
the Carnegie or the Bethlehem com
pany; each of which have supplied the
armor for a Russian man-of-war. ' The
war scare in the far East has evidently
started the most active preparations in
the czar's naval department. , '
The contract which the Illinois Steel
Company is asked to bid on is the
largest ever awarded by the Russian
government. It is hinted that it is the
purpose of the latter to get in its con
tract ahead of the United States. , j
President Gates was seen today, but
he refused to discuss the matter further
than to say the report was correct, and
that he had written the Russian minis
ter at Washington, to whom the offer
was made, for all necessary particulars
for proceeding with the bids. The
matter will be laid before the directors
of the : company next Wednesday in
New York.
The German ' Empire Will Have a
- Change of Chancellors. .
Berlin, April 20. Prince Hohenlohe,
the imperial chancellor, a press corre
spondent understands, in a letter dated
from Baden Baden, April 13, forwarded
his resignation to the emperor. A
brisk exchange of telegraph messages
followed. His majesty insisted upon
the chancellor retaining office for the
present, in spite of the cogent' reasons
citeS in Prinoe Hohenlohe's letter, urg
ing that his resignation at this juncture
would seriously embarrass the emperor.
Prince Hohenlohe again and again in
sisted that, apart from other serious
reasons, his health just now is of the
worst. The prince subsequently went
to Paris, where his wife had . preceded
him. v
As reasons animating him to resign,
Prince Hohenlohe urges his. inability
to carry out his solemn promise to sub
mit to the reichstag and to the diet two
bills, one placing the Prussian law reg
ulating political meetings upon a more
liberal and modern basis, and the other
reforming the procedure of ' military
The prince's inability to oarry out
his promise is said to be due to the ex
treme reactionary attitude of Baron von
der Horst, Prussian minister of the
interior. At this moment it is impos
sible to say how the crisis will end, but
in the critical situation of Europe a
change of chancellors would be danger
ous. ,
New York Goes Up Four Cents on Re
ports of War In the East.
New York, April 20. There was
tremendous excitement in the Wheat
market today. Prices advanced 4 cents
a bushel in a little over two hours.
Dealings ran up into the millions. The
shorts were completely stampeded, and
their orders to buy flooded the market
from start to finish. War news and
foreign buying were the factors which
occasioned the tumult, i, The foreign
buying was by far the heaviest seen in
a long time. No limit was set' on the
execution of foreign orders, which read
"Buy wheat," and it was bought in at
any figure. During the regular session
May went from 1 to- 78 cents, and
later on the curb to 79 ' cents. To
other influenes was added the export de
mand at the close. Liverpool taking
tirty-five loads. The market was at a
fever heat all day, and left off at its
wildest point. Total sales were be-'
tween 6,000,000 and - 6,500,000
bushels. " '
Hopes to Be Pardoned.
Havana, April 20. A press corre
spondent went to Cabanas today and
saw General Rivera and Colonel Baca
loa. He found Rivera in a Jarge,. dry
and well-ventilated cell. At ' the mo
ment of the visit the general was lying
down, but he had been able to leave
his bed the day before. His wounds
are healing rapidly, and he is hoping
to be pardoned as a special favor of the
crown. Colonel Bacalloa is similarly
situated, and the two officers have a
servant who attends them. They have
oomfortable beds and good meals sent
in daily from a restaurant near by.
Neither has any special complaint to
make. Colonel Bacalloa is also confi
dent of a pardon.
The correspondent today saw Owen
Melton and Alfred Laborde, . of the
Competitor crew. ' They are loking
Brigadier-General Moncada has been
promoted to be second in command
under the chief of staff of Captain-General
Weyler. ,
Cubans Will Take Steps to
. ' Frustrate It.
' ' i
An American Flag Was Destroyed
by' Spanish Soldiers in Santa
Clara Gen. Weyler's Latest Order.
Philadelphia, April 19. A private
meeting of Cubans and Cuban sympa
thizers was held in this city today, at
which it was decided to take steps to
frustrate what the Cubans .claim is the
real object of Major Luno Sandoval's
visit to this city. . This is said to be
the arrest of the members of the Cuban
junta in this country. It has been
stated that Major Sandoval came to
Philadelphia to purchase munitions of
war to be shipped in the general way to
General Weyler in Cuba. Leading
Cubans, however, assert that it is to
gather information that will culminate
in the arrest of General Estrada Palma
and General Quesada in Washington.
The former is the minister of the Cuban
republic, and the latter charge d'affaires
at the capital.. It is asserted that Major
Sandoval has been commissioned , by
General Weyler for this express pur
pose, and is known to have in his pos
session documents found on the steamer
Laurada on one of her trips to Cuba,
ah swing the parts played by Generals
Palma and Quesada in her movements.
, . Should the arrest of the junta lead
ers result, and the issue be made in
court as to the liability of such a pol
icy, there will be a question of juris
diction that will not only involve the
interstate commerce laws, but also ques
tions of belligerency and the customs
;omity of nations.
The War Must Be Fought on Civil
ized Lines.
New York, April 19. A Tribune
Jispatch from Washington says:
The policy of the administration in
"reference to Cuba is not likely to be
criticised as was that of its predecessor
,on the score of indifference to the
rights of American citizens. Secretary
Sherman will see to it that imprison
ment of suspects entitled to the prp
tection of the United States for an in
definite period is no longer indulged in
by Spanish officials in Cuba. He will
even go further and make it plain to
the Spanish authorities that they can
not, in the closing of the 19th century,
be permitted to carry on war on princi
ples widely divergent from modern civ
ilization. In short, notice has been
served on the Spanish government
informally as yet, but still in unmis
takable .terms that this government
recognizes a state of civil war on the
island of Cuba which demands a treat
ment of prisoners taken in action by
either side somewhat different from
that which seems to have been accorded
them thus far. (
The immediate cause of this notice
being served on the Spanish govern
ment was, of course, the capture of
Cuban General Rivera and the rumor
that he would be forthwith tried by
drumhead court-martial and shot.
' The president, immediately after the
news of the fate in store for the pris
oner was received, ordered the secretary
to draw up a protest against the con
templated action of General Weyler.
Upon second consideartion, however,
the protest took a less formal shape.
Instead Of being diverted to the Spanish
minister in writing, Senor de Lome was
sent - for by the secretary of state and
informed as to the views of the admin
istration in the matter. This protest,
it is assumed, was no less explicit than
that which Secretary Sherman had pre
viously drafted. At any rate it had its
effect., for General Rivera is still living.
An. Outrage by Spanish Soldiers in
Santa Clara.
New York, April 19. A Herald dis
patch from Sagua Grande via Key West
says a report has just reached there of
an outrage perpetrated near i the town
of Encircujada, by Spanish troops, who
destroyed the property owned by the
wife of the British vice-consul, Mr.
Harris, of Sagua Grande, and tore up
an American flag which the manager
of the estate, George Harris, who is an
American citizen, had draped over his
The estate of Mrs. Harris, called La
Palma, is about two miles from Encir
crujada. The troops , broke open the
doors and removed articles of value.
Finding the flag in the manager's bed
room, the soldiers carried it out with
many epithets and tore it into bits.
Being satisfied with their vengeance on
the bit of bunting, in the absence of
its owner, they departed.
The matter was reported to Mr. Har
ris on his return, and he promptly laid
it before the British and American
consular officials in Sagua who will
cause a thorough investigation.
It is said : the Spanish assert that
they had seen insurgents leaving the
estate, but this is denied by the mana
ger. The American consul at Sagua,
his friends say, will make a full report
oh the flag incident. He is Mr. Bar
ker, one of the most vigorous American
representatives on the island.
Greek Irregulars Defeated by the Turks
.'.. . ' . . at Krania. v
Larissa, April 19. Severe fighting
has occurred in Macedonia between the ,
Greek irregulars and . the Turkish,
foroes. A column of irregulars sent to
the right from Pitgravitzo, after hav
ing attacked and captured Sitovon, con-'
tinued its advance toward Kritudes,
Phisia and Kouruzi, with orders to
hold Kouruzi at all costs, as it com
mands the right approach to Grevno,
the objective point. .
This column, commanded by Chiefs .
Zermos and Luzzo, . attacked Kritudes
on Friday. The place was defended by ,
two companies of Turks. After a se
vere fight, during which eighty Turks
were killed and twenty-five taken pris
oners, the position was oaptured by the
Greeks, who also obtained possession :
of 1,100 rifles and a quantity t of cart
rigdes. The insurgents, however, have suf
ered a severe check in another direc
tion. A strong foroe of Turkish troops
from Macovon, with a number of
mountain guns, advanced on Krania,
which had recently been oaptured by
the Greeks, and attacked 400 irregulars
of Greece, who occupied an intrenched
position. It is reported the fighting '
was ferocious on both sides. The in
surgents eventually were compelled to
retreat north to the mountains. Some,
however, succeeded in breaking through ;
the Turkish lines and escaped to Bal- '
tino, just across the frontier in Mace
donia, first captured by the Greek ir- ,.
regulars and "used by them as a depot
for provisions and ammunition.
Accounts given by refugees ot Turk
ish losses are believed to be exaggerat
ed. They say 266 Turks were killed,
while the irregulars only had eight men
killed and seventeen wounded. The
leader of the Greeks operating in that
direction, Chief Milonas, was among'
the wounded, and returned into Greek
territory with a number of refugees.
One of the latter says a portion of the
Turkish force is composed of irregulars
whose dress resembles that of the Greek
insurgents. This, it appears, enabled
the Turkish force to execute a ' flank
movement unheeded by the leaders of
the Greeks. The refugee referred to
blames the Greek leaders for badly
handling the men. All the refugees
bore traces of having experienced great ;
fatigue, and it is reported that Ethnike
Hetairia, or the national league, hag
ordered the Greek irregulars to retreat
into Greek territory, regarding further
bloodshed as useless, unless .the regular
army of Greeks supports the irregulars.
Columbia River Fishermen Will Take
Four Cents a Pound.
Astoria, Or., April 19. It is now
settled that the Columbia river packers v
will not get their fish this season at
less than 4 cents, as was anticipated.'
At a conference between a committee
of the union, appointed for that pur
pose, and the packers, this afternoon, it ;
was determined by the -former that no
fish would be delivered to any cannery
for less than the 4-cent price.
It now remains to be seen whether -the
packers will pay the union rate or
shut down. The probabilities are, '
however, that it will be decided to go
ahead with the season's pack, but an
effort will be made by the Cannery
men's Association to stiffen Eastern
prices so as to justify the 4-cent price
for fish. ' ' '
A prominent packer is authority for
the statement that no more fish will be
offered under first-class labels after to
day at a price that will not leave a fair ;
margin of profit at 4 cents for raw ma
terial. It could not be learned what
action the association has determined
to take, but it is generally reported that .
its members have agreed to render such v
assistance to one another as will enable
the entire spring pack to be carried
over until the desired improvement .
takes place in the market.
When it became generally known to
night that the impending strike had
been averted, there was great rejoicing. '
When the season opened, business
experienced a sudden improvement, but
fell off again as the agitation continued.
Great uneasiness was felt, The situ
ation, as it now stands, is all that could
be desired, and indications are bright
for a prosperous year. The Only dis
agreeable feature of the situation is
that the Chinese have secured an
advantage over white labor. This con-
dition has caused a great deal of un
favorable discussion, and is condemned
on all sides.
Several hundred boats went 'out to
night, the decision of the union setting
all doubts at rest. ' The run of salmon
continues light, but the fish is of ex
cellent quality. It is predicted by fish
experts that the run this year will be
without precedent in the past ten sea- '
tons..-.; ' 7
Scarcity of Funds tn Land Office.
Washington, April 19. The exhaus
tion of the funds appropriated for the .
general land office is largely crippling
the work in the field, and further re- '
trenchment on the salary rolls was -made
today. The fourteen examiners
of the office . who have been investigat
ing on the Chippewa Indian lands at $6
per day each, and twelve mineral land
commissioners in Idaho and Montana,
drawing $3,500 per annum each, were
ordered dropped from the rolls. The ao
tion takes effect the 20th inst.