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"ITS A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD KIYER, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1S00.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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EEF.IHIiS TI.W.RE I SFE'.IUn.
EVENTS OF THE DA!
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting; Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
Civil government for Puerto Rioo
will be inaugurated May 1.
The election in Louisiana resulted in
a sweeping victory lor the Democrats.
ine Ameer 01 Atghanistan warns
England of Russian aggression on In
Harry F. Allen, defaulting clerk of
Denver county treasurer's office, was
arrested in San Francisco.
Canada will repeal the alien labor
law which was aimed at Amerioan
miners in the Atlin district.
Great battles' have taken place be
tween government troops and rebels in
the United States of Colomba.
Thirteen persons were drowned by
the capsizing of a boat while crossing
the Rhine, near Bingen, Germany.
Work on the dam at Croton Land
ing, N. Y., has been resumed, nnder
the protection of the state troops.
Lora Roberts sharply criticises the
ability of Generals Buller and Warren.
London papers maintain there is noth
ing left for Buller but to resign.
Orders have been given to turn the
transports Tartar and Westminster
over to their owners. The government
has no longor any need for their serv
The will of a woman who died in
Topeka, Kas., recently, bequeaths the
greater part of a fortune of $250,000
for the founding of the University of
Harry B. Wandell, city editor of the
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and his
sister, have fallen heir to an estate in
the Canary islands, valued at from
$10,000,000 to $30,000,000.
The Sultan of Turkey for the third
time announces his intention to in
crease duties 8 per cent. The powers
will address another note to the porte
stating their objections to such an in
A party of three scientists have
sailed from San Francisco to explore
the nnknown portion of Northeastern
Siberia. One object of their trip will
be to determine whether or not the
American Indian is descended from
The mountain which overlooks the
town of Klappi, in Bohemia, where a
landslide reoently occurred, has under
gone a seismio disturbance which is
spreading throughout the entire prov
inoe. The heights of the Bohemia
middle range are moving and houses
and churches have collapsed in some
SO villages. Railway embankments
have been moved, streams diverted and
The proceedings of the naval strategy
board will be secret.
The Ohio anti-bicycle law was de
Democrats, Populists and Silver Re
publicans have fused in Nebraska.
Fire in a tenement house at Newcas
tle, Pa., caused the death of four per
Republican party leaders have agreed
upon planks. Expansion will be the
Charles H. Allen, of Massachusetts,
was nominated for governor of Puerto
Rico by the president.
Large steel mills in the vicinity of
Chicago and Johet have closed down
on account of labor troubles.
In a speech on the Philippine ques
tion, Senator Hoar said that the war
to date had cost 6,000 lives.
An Albany, Or., man, whose sod is a
cornetist, but lost his hand, has had a
left-handed cornet made for the boy.
The historical church of Notre Dame
des Tortus, on the outskirts of Paris,
was pillaged, then burned by vandals.
Commodore Cowle, U. S. N., has
sailed for tha Philippines on the
steamer Done, to take charge of the
machine shops at the Cavite navy yard.
General Montenegro, one of the Fili
pinos' best ngnters, nas surrendered to
Colonel Smith in the mountains near
Camaling, in the province of Pangasi
nan. By the closing of nine additional
cigar factories in New York city, the
number of striking and locked out
cigarniakers kas been increased to
Twelve hundred Tagalos attacked
Case's battalion headquarters at Caga-
yan, island 01 muidanao, nut were re
pulsed with a loss of 50 killed and 30
wounded. Americans had five casual
Sixteen months have elapsed since
the sultan of Turkey promised to pay
$90,000 indemnity for the destruction
of American missionary property dur
ing the riots of 1895. The usual sharp
hint is necessary.
Former Secretary of the Interior
Hoke Smith has sold his Atlanta, Ga.,
Journal to a Boston syndicate.
Germany and Russia are said to have
reached an agreement as to railway
concessions, practically dividing Asia
Minor between them.
Cyril Arthur Pearson, principal
owner, manager and editor of Pearson's
magazine and many otne r journals,
intends shortly to launch
a London .
daily newspaper modeled oa American
Rivera, secretary of agriculture in
Cuba, will resign.
Sir Charles Warren will be
of Orange Free State.
Coal has advanced in price for the
first time in 10 years
Croton Landing, N. Y., strike ia
considerod at on end.
Alaska is badly in
Settlers on lands there cannot
Webster Davis, until recently assist'
ant secretary of the interior, ays he is
out of politics.
Governor Taylor, of Kentucky, de
nies that he is fleeing from the grand
Massachusetts Democrats will pay
71,100 a day for their hotel accomoda
tions at Kansas City.
In an interview, General Lew Wal
tace, iormer minister to Turkey, says
the sultan is an honest man.
The steamship North Star, aground
near Victoria, has been floated. The
vessel was only slightly damaged
It is reported that Pearl Harbor, Ha
wait, is worthless as a naval rendez
vous until improvements are made
Americans captured, killed and
wounded 1,000 Filipinos last week,
with a loss of nine killed and
It is expected that 50,000 working
men and women will be in line in the
May day parade which will take place
in New York City.
At Madison Square Garden, New
York City, an elephant in Forepaugh
& Sells' circus was choked to death in
an effort to subdue him.
Members of the "Boxeis" society
have massacred many Chinese Catho
lies near faro Ting Fu, in the province
of PI Chi Li, southwest of Tien-Tsin
A paper has been signed by all the
business men except two of Walla
Walla agreeing to close their places
every evening except Saturday at
The capture of Bocas del Toro. and
the threatened attack on Colon by Co
lombian revolutionists, may compel
forcible intervention by the govern
nient 01 tee united States to preserve
the perfect neutrality of the Isthmus of
Panama, guaranteed by the United
States in the treaty of 1846.
Captain Bollen. a wealthy retired
navigator of Tacoma, committed , eui
cide on a ranch on Fox island, blowing
off bis head with a shotgun. He re
cently bought a steam launch, and the
clyinder head blew out. This affeoted
him so that, after brooding over it one
night, he decided to kill himself.
The revolution in Colombia is spread
ing throughout the republic
Benjamin Northrup, a well-known
newspaper man, of New York city, is
dead, aged 44.
The plant of the St. Louis Chronicle,
St. Louis, Mo., was destroyed by fire.
The loss to railroads by the recent
flood in Mississippi will amount to
more than $1,000,000.
Plague is still rife in Manila, a foul
breeding place having been discovered
in the heart of the city.
Rev. Charles Beecher, brother of the
late Henry Ward Beecher, died at
Georgetown, Mas., aged 84 year.
snorts to stamp out tbe plague in
Sydney, Autralia, have not been suc
cessful. The epidemio is spreading.
Bush fires are raging in Manitoba
and advices from Winnepeg state that
600 persons are in danger of losing
Five men were killed at Balmain,
Australia, by being precipitated to the
bottom of an 1,800-foot perpendicular
shaft of a mine.
A strange tale of crime has come to
light in the case of a rich Colorado
miner, who is charged with the mur
der of four persons.
Ex-Congressman David G. Colson,
on trial at Frankfort, Ky.,for the mur
der of Lieutenant Scott and Luther
Demaree last January 16, has been ao
The total receipts of the Cuban treas
cry for tbe month of March, 1900, were
$1,678,688. The receipts for tbe cor
responding month of 1899 amounted to
Queen Victoria reviewed the naval
and infantry brigades and the boys of
the Royal Hibernian military school at
Dublin. Two hundred thousand people
witnessed the review.
At Atchison, Kan., a reader of cheap
novels was given 18 years in the peni
tentiary foi arson. He set fire to a
house in order to play the part of a hero
by rescuing the family.
Adelbert Woiceth Bogdamowski and
Anton Rody, alias Anton Koschinowski,
who arrived in New York recently on
the steamship Palatia, will be sent
back to their native country. The men
admit they were implicated in the
burglary of a store in Lemberg,
Galicia, in which they got about 10,
000 florins and seriously wounded the
proprietor. Two of the men have been
arrested on the other side. The special
board of inquiry investigated the mat
ter, and, upon the confession of the
men, it was decided to deport them.
Mrs. James G. Blaine is collecting
her husband'! letters for publication in
Workingmen in California are be
coming alarmed at the steadily in
creasing number of Japanese immi
grants. TL Pennsylvania supreme court has
held that ft company incorporated in
another atate und not
Pennsylvania cannot recover in an
action at law,
MANY REBELS KILLED
A Bloody Week on the Island
AMERICAN CASUALTIES WERE 25
General Pilar's Band Again at Work
and Cave San Miguel Garrison
a Three-Hour Fight.
Manila, April 24. Last week was
one of the bloodiest of the war since
the first day's fighting around Manila,
authentic reports, mostly official, show
ing a total of 378 Filipinos killed, 12
officers and 244 men captured, and
many more wounded. The number
wounded is hardly guessable. Consid
ering that the Filipinos entirely lack
hospital facilities, a great majority of
the wounded will die. Probably the
week's work finished 1,000 insurgents.
The American loss was nine killed and
16 wounded. Two sergeant! and one
private were killed in ambushes, while
escorting provision trains.
The insurgents have been aggressive
in almost every province of Luzon.
General Piodel Pilar's band, numbering
800, which was out of sight for three
months, the leader being reported
killed, has reappeared in its old field
about San Miquel. Pilar is supposed
to be again in command. He gave the
American garrison at San Miquel, con
sisting of three companies of the Thirty
fifth infantry, with a Gatling, three
hours' fighting, during a night attack.
The loss of the insurgents in this en
gagement is not included in the forego
ing total, as they removed their dead
and wounded, but presumably it was
Twenry-two Filipinos in the province
of Santangas attacked Lieutenant
Wende, who, with eight men, was
scouting near San Jose. The lieuten
ant and five men were wounded, and
one private was killed.
Seigeant Ledonius, of the Thirty-fifth
infantry, was badly wounded in an
ambush near Bnliuag. Lieutenant
Batch, of the Thirty-seventh infantry,
with 70 men, had a five hours' fight
with 400 insurgents in the Nueva
Cacoras district. Twenty of the in
surgents were killed.
Colonel Smith, of the Seventeenth
infantry, who captured General Mon
tenegro and brought him to Manila, is
in the isolation hospital, suffering from
smallpox. Colonel Smith's command
captured 180 officers and men with
Montenegro. Montenegro, who was
formerly one of the most dapper offl
cers in the Filipino army, looks worn
and haggard. He says he led a terrible
life for months, and he has offered to
return to the north with Colonel Smith,
to endeavor to persuade his former com
rades of the uselessness of opposing the
One hundred escaped Spanish pris
oners from the province of South Luzon
have arrived at Manila. The insur
gents have 400 more Spanish prisoners
in that district. Recently the Fill'
pinos destroyed several rods of the rail
road line near Panique, in an unsuo
cessful attempt to wreck a train.
DAMAGE BY FOREST FIRES
Much Timber Destroyed and Probably
Winnipeg, Man., April 24. Exag
gerated reports of heavy loss of life by
forest fires in the southeastern portion
of the province are denied. A special
train from the scene of the conflagra
tion today brings news that much val
uable wood and timber has been de
stroyed, but there has been no loss of
life. Another story says:
"Fires along the southeastern region
are still raging. The entrapped spe
cial tram succeeded in breaking through
the flames, and arrived this morning.
Brought in with it were several strag-
gleis, found in a desperate condition
near Vassar. These fugitives lost
everything. All tell thrilling stories
of escape from death.
'Besides immense quantities of lum
ber and wood, two large lumbering out
fits are known to be burned. The driv
ers and bushmen have scattered in all
directions, and out of 200 only about
80 are known to have reached a place
of safety. The fatalities will not be
known until the contractor! can call
the roll of their men. The total loss
is estimated at $1,000,000."
Not Afraid of English Law.
Chicago, April 24. Earl Russell,
whose recent divorce in Nevada from
the Countess Russell, and marriage im
mediately afterwards to Mrs. Mollie
Cook, arrived in Chicago today, ac
companied by his bride. The earl
says he will leave in a few days for
London, regardless of the theories of
some English lawyers that his divorce
is not valid there.
Bandit Fired Into a Crowd.
Eagle Pass, Tex., April 24. News
has reached here of the killing of Jor
dan L. Cook, at Acatlan, Mex. Cook
was in charge of a railroad construc
tion gang. He was standing in a group
of a half a dozen men when a bandit
rode up and fired several shots into the
crowd, killing young Cook. His
father, who is ex-sheriff of Maverick
county, Texas, has taken the matter up
with the Mexican authorities.
Manj Cases of Worthless Cheeks.
Chicago, April 24. The police say
they have 18 cases against C. O. Charl
atan, nnder arrest on the charge of get
ting money from various persona on
worthless checks. He is said to be a
former member of the Nebraska legis
lature. Detroit, April 24. Charles G.
Fleischmann, secretary of the Trust
Security & Safe Deposit Company, of
I this city, hanged niroaelf in a barn to-
Trotest Against the Leasing of Pobllo
Salt Lake, April 23. Governor Lee,
of Sooth Dakota, and Governor I'oyn
ter, arrived today and took part in the
proceedings of the governors of West
era states, who hare met to discuss
subjects of interest to this section.
After a general discussion, the com
mittee appointed to formnlate resolu
tions against the leasing of pnblio arid
lands by the general government and
demanding the cession of such lands to
the several states should any change i
the present system be made, reported
the following, which were adopted:
' Resolved, That the people of the
states here represented are opposed ab
solntoly to any legislation or auy action
of any kind looking to, or having for its
object, the leasing of the public lands
of the United States by the general
government or any angency thereof.
"Kesolved, second, That the present
laws providing for the control, man
agement and disposal of the publio arid
lands of the United States are best
adapted to the noeds and requirements
of the country, and conducive to the
settlement and occupancy thereof by
bona fide settlers.
"Resolved, third, That if It shall be
found that the present laws affecting
the arid lands are not satisfactory to
the congress of the United States, then
we favor a cession of the said arid lands
to the several states wherein they are
situated under such terms and condi
tions as will guarantee the benefits of
the free homestead laws to the people
of the United States, and that will pre
vent said lands either by fee simple
title, or by the leasing thereof from
passing into the possession or control
of large companies, syndicates, co pror
ations or wealthy individuals in large
quantities, to the exclusion of others,
and under such conditions that the sev
eral states may have the income aris
iug from said lands to be devoted to
the reclamation and improvement
thereof for settlement bona fide citi
Governor Lee, of South Dakota, was
the only one who opposed the resolution
His opposition was simply because he
believed that the demand for cession
to the states should be put first.
form of letters to be sent out to other
governors was adopted.
THE YAQUI WAR.
Mexican Indian Rebels Still Fall of
San Francisco, April 23. Henry
Hoahstey, of Oakland, who has re
turned from the seat of the Yaqui war,
in Mexico, brings advices as follows
The Mexicans sent out word that the
war was over, but at the same time
4,000 troops were hastening to the
fiont. The Yaquis have about 6,000
men under arms. They have Reming
ton and Mauser rifles and bows and
arrows. They have two cannons that
84 Yaquis oaptured from 200 Mexicans,
The Mexicans keep to the roads and
towns, while the Yaquis hold the Sier
ras. Mexicans estimate the Yaquis at
15,000, but the population of Sonora is
at least 120,000, and half of them are
Yaquis. The Indians have a peculiar
system for keeping their treasury in
funds. The warriors alternate between
the firing line and working in the mines
and on the ranches. Their wages go
to the common fund. Within the past
two weeks several engagements have
been fought in wheh the government
troops were generally victorious. In
a recent engagement between a party
of insurgents, the government reports
17 Yaquis dead on the field. Only one
Mexican, an offioer, was killed, but
many were wounded.
NOVEL PLAN OF ROBBERY.
Chicago Pnllce Have a New and Comp
licated Hold-up to Investigate.
Chicago, April 23. J. H.. Smith,
president of an organization styled the
Industrial Trades Union, at 151-153
Michigan avenue, was arrested last
night, charged with robbery and dis
orderly conduct on a warrant issued by
Justice Martin, on complaint of Frank
Gustavson, a carpenter.
Gustavson says he was sumraond to
the offices of the union by a letter ask
ing him to accept a position as fore
man over a number of carpenters.
Gustavson said that after conversing
with Smith a few minutes, Smith drew
a revolver and told him to throw ud
his hands. Smith, he said, then went
through his pockets and took $46 and
some valuable papers and told him he
would shoot him unless he kept his
mouth shut. Two men, both of whom
wore stars, placed Gustavson, under
arrest, he declares, obeying Smith's
command. The alleged officers, Gus
tavson says, then took him into a ball
way, where they made him sign a pa
per, the contents of which he was un
tie to read. Tbe alleged officers,
Gustavson said, gave him a dollar after
he had signed the paper and told him
Gustavson then reported the matter
to the Central police station. Smith
at the station said he had never before
seen Gustavson. He will have a bear
ing this afternoon.
Norway Buying War Supplies.
Stockholm, April 21. The riksdaa
has voted 3,000,000 kroner for ammu
nition and rifles, 12,000,000 for new
field artillery, 820,000 fur volunteer
rifle associations, and has agreed to in
crease the new naval construction esti
mates for 1901 to 1,725,000 kroner.
Dose Was Too Strong.
Lewiston, Idaho, April 23. Mrs.
David Watson, an aged lady residing
six miles east of Lewis ton. died at 10
o'clock tonight. Yesterday afternoon
she drank half a bottle cf cherry pec
toral, and soon collapsed into an un
conscious state, from which she never
New Yoik, April 23. Misi Mary
E. Dinse, of this city, jumped form tbe
Brooklyn bridge at 2 o'clock this after
noon without serious injuries.
MISSING OF BOERS
Determined to Prevent the
Relief of Wepener.
rOLE-CAREW'S FORCE IN A FIGHT
Boers, After Some Roslatanoe, Wen
Driven From Their Pusltloe
at Lveuw Kop.
London, April 25. The strong body
ef reinforcements which Lord Roberts
sent to assist the relief of Wepener
and to endeavor to envelop and cut off
the Boers from retreat northward fur
nishes further evidence that the Boers
are assembled in much larger forces
around Wpener than had hitherto been
supposed, and as the Times, in an edi
torial this morning, remarks, what'
ever may be the difficulties of roads and
rains, the Boers appear to have guns,
and sometimes big ones, where they
A Boer dispatch, dated Thabanchu,
April 20, says that a fresh supply of
cannon and ammunition has reached
General Dewet at Jammersberg Drift
It also asserts that one of Colonel Dal-
gety's guns has been smashed.
Kamefontein, mentioned in Lord
Roberts' message to the war office, is
15 miles southeast of Bloemfontein
Leeuw Kop is two miles further south,
Apparently the British captured Taarde
Kraal Sunday night. The Boers evaou-
ated Leouw Kop during the night, re
moving the gun, and the British occu
pied the kop the next morning.
FLOODS IN THE SOUTH.
Steady Downpour of Rain and No Re
lief In Sight.
Louisville, Ky., April 25. The rains
continue throughout the flood distriots
of the South, and danger to lives and
property is becoming more grave; It
was thought Saturday the crisis was
passed, but in muny localities the rain
is falling again with increased vio
lence. Late reports to the weathur
bureau show that heavy precipitation
has been general within the last 12
hours throughout the flooded country.
It was estimated last Saturday that
$3,000,000 worth of private property
bad already been destroyed, and it 1b
bow thought probable this damage will
be heavily increased. Mail and tele-
graphio communication has been de
stroyed between the smaller towns in
Mississippi and Alabama, south of
Jackson, the northern limit of the
floods. Many farm houses have been
swept away, their occupants bftroly
escaping with their lives, and the
drowning of a family of seven negroes
Is repoited form Jackson, Miss.
Trains on railroads into New Olreans
which have not been abandoned entire
ly are running only in the daylight,
owing to the dangerous condition of
the traok. The Louisville & Nashville
New Orleans line which was in fair
condition nntil last evening, is now cut
In two by the destruction of a four-span
bridge over the West Pasoagoula river,
near Cranton. Arrangements have
been made to ferry passengers across
the break. Thousands of people in the
small water-bound towns of Missis
sippi are reported on the brink of star
Wetland Canal Wreckers.
Washington, April 25. The result of
the inquiry, so far as it has gone into
the attempt to wreck the Welland
Canal locks by the use of dynamite,
was laid before the state department
today in a speoial telegraphio report
from United States Consular Agent
Brush, at Clifton, a town opposite Ni
agara rails, on the Canadian side of
the boundary. The report completely
exonerates the Buffalo grain handlers
from all connection with the crime,
and strongly intimates that the attempt
was the working out of a regularly or
ganized conspiracy among certain per
sons in the United States said to be
affiliated with the Irish secret associa
tions. lephant Was Choked to Death.
New York, April 25. "Dick," a
vicious elephant belonging to the Sells
& Fore pa ugh circus, was strangled to
death in Madison Square Garden in an
attempt to tubdue him. A few weeks
ago he became dangerous, and heavy
chains were fastened to his legs and
tusks. While preparations were being
made this morning to move the cicrus
from tbe garden, "Dick" began to
trumpet. Fearlnz a stampede, huge
ropes were passeJ around the 'giant's
body and neck, a dozen men pulling on
them, the idea being to choke him into
submission. The men were unable to
make any impression upon him, and
Mr. Sells had elephants attached to the
ropes. They puuea witn sucn vigor
that be was choked to death.
Burned His Wrecked Yacht.
Paris, April 25. According to a spe
cial dispatch from Sues, Count Ru-
dolpho Festetics, whose yacht Tolua
was wrecked near the Island of Mini-
coy, in the Arabian sea, says that after
the wreck he decided to burn the yacht
rather than leave her to be pillaged by
the natives of the island. Tbe count,
with two inemheis of the crew who
escaped, underwent great privations for
Yucatan Rebels Killed.
Oaxaca, Mexico, April 25. General
Bravo's force of Mexican troops has
had several severe engagements with
the Maya Indians in Yucatan during
the last 10 days, and the rebels have
suffered a heavy loss in killed and
Bod Mills Shut Down.
Joliet, 111., April 25. Operations
were suspended today at tbe three rod
iiis of the Illinois Steel Company
in this city.
STRANGE TALE OF CRIME.
Rich Colorado Miner Charged With
Murdering Four Men.
Chicago, April 25. A remaikable
sequel to a series of alleged crimes in
the Rocky mountain country has come
to light here. The Chicago develop
ments are told in an interview by At
torney William J. Condlish, of this '
city, in explanation of notices received
by the Chicago police asking fo the
arrest of George II. Wright, alias.
James S. Weeks, alias C. T. Case,,
alias Mr. Stevens, a native of Michigan,
and a graduate of the law department,
of the university of Ann Arbor,,
charged with murdering four persons,
three in Utah and one in Colorado.!
Attorney Candlish says he became ao-1
quainted with Wright because theyt
lived at the same Chicago hotel in
July, 1807, and Wright engaged him'
to go West and gather evidence to de-;
fend him on the charge of having mur
dered a man named Crampton, near,
Guffy, Colo., in January,18"J7. Wright
then, it is alleged, under the name of
Case, deeded to Candlish a bank build
ing, a residence, two office buildings
and numerous vacant lots in Cripple
Park and Guffy, Colo., besides trans
ferring to him all his stock in various
mining enterprises. Candlish says
Case left his office to return in an hour
with $200 as advance payment on Cand -liuh's
traveling expenses, and has not
returned to this day.
The Chicago man interested in
Case's mining properties sent Candlish
West, however, and he examined the
properties at Cripple Park and Guffy
and was later made president of the
Hub Hill Mining Company and of the
Fines Mining Company and oounsel
for the Union Mining Company. Cuse
has beon president of the three com
panies. Case told Crndlish he was innocent
of Craroptons' death and that the
charge was an effort of enemies and
business rivals to ruin him. A circu
lar issued by Sheriff George A. Storrs,
of Provo City. Utah, oharces that
Wright murdered three boys in Utah
county, in February, 1805, and sank
their bodies beneath the ice of Utah
Lake, the alleged reason for the crime
being that tbe hoys claimed to have
knowledge of Wright's guilt as a cattle
thief. This explanation was, it is al
leged, given to the Utah state board of
pardons In the hearing for a pardon last
April for the stepfather of the three
boy who had been convicted of their
murder and sentenced to be hanged,
the witnesses before the pardon board
being the divorced wife of the missing
Wright, whose proporty and official po
sitions have so strangely fallen to At
torney Candlish, half way across the
continent in Chicago.
Home Government to Put a Ston to
e Wholesale Emigration.
Washington, April 25. Information
has reached Washington to the effect
that the Japanese government itself,
and without waiting a requeat from the
United States, is about to take steps to
restrict the immigration of Japanese
coolies to the United States. It is as
serted that the figures relative to this
immigration have been magnified and
that, as a matter of fact, theie are now
not more than about 16,000 or 16,000
Japanese within the limits of the Uni
ted States, outride of Hawaii. It is
said that such emigration as has lately
ocourred has resulted entirely from the
competition of the two great Japanese
immigration societies; that the labor
ers have been practically brought here
under the delusion that there were an-.
told opportunities for work at great
wages. The Japanese government is
interested in protecting its people from -hardships
resulting from such imposi
tions, and that is the reason it intends
to establish restrictions upon the out
Run Into an Open Switch.
Salt Lake, Utah, April 25. Rio
Grande Western No. 1 ran into an open
switch at the Portland Cement Works
in the city limits this afternoon, pil-i
ing up the engine, tender and severalj
cars. William Konold, the engineer,
attempted to save himself by jumping,
but fell under the train and was in
stantly killed. None of the passengers
Opposition to "Open Door" Growing.
Paris, April 25. A special dispatch
from Peking says:
"Chinese opposition to the 'open
door' policy is growing and endanger
ing foreign capital and the lives of for
eigners. BuBsia ia most feared, and
America is least disliked, because least
Voted to lissome Work.
Chkago, April 25. The Tribune
says: Against the explicit orders of tha
Building Trudos Council, all of the
brass-molders who struck at the West
em Electrio Company's plant six weeks,
ago have voted to return to work. Tha
brass -molders number only 60, but
their union includes all the members of
the trade in the city,
Free State Volksranit,
Cape Town, April 28. At a meet
ing of tbe volksraad of tbe Orange Free
State, at Kroonstad, today, President
Steyn denounced Lord Roberts' procla
mation as "treachery," and declared
that as Great Britain's object "was
their destruction, their last hope was
to appeal to the civilized powers to in
tervene." Constantinople, April 25. Nsws has
been received from Beyrout, Pyrin, to
tbe effect that the Turkish torpedo
boat Schaayl blew up in that burlier
April 21, resulting in the loss of 23
Croton Landing, N. Y., April 24.
This was an exceedingly quiet day.
Members of the firm ot Coloman, Brou
hardt & Coloman were here today look
ing over the ground. They said they
consider the strike ut an end. . They
anticipate no further trouble.