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VS Ul locatTon good goTernment landa either .ttra beror farmiog. We are In touch with the L. riand uace atThe Dellee. Give ua a oa.lL KB Of I VLB crom AH Parts of the New World and the Old. Or INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS Somprcrttiuivt Review of tht Important Hap penings of the Put Week In Condensed Form. The mayor of Havana resigned. Salisbury la said to be Improving. There Is no yellow fever In Havana. Count Tolstoi was banished from Russia. The burliness situation In Cuba Is Improved. J. P. Morgan wants to build the ran dom canal. The army frauds at Manila are be ing Investigated. The foreign ministers are reforming the tsung 11 yamun. The public debt decreased $18,876, 595 In the past year. Karpovlch, the Russian assassin, will be sent to Siberia. Titus, pointed . the musician, has been a West Point cadet. ap- Southern China viceroys protest against the treaty with Russia. Bids are being asked for supplies for the naval station at Seattle. The Southern Islands will have a departmental system of government. A party of cavalrymen had a sharp encounter with rebels In Cavlte prov ince. Three hundred metal polishers In San Francisco have struck for shorter hours. Russia threatens to sever relations with China unless the Manchurlan treaty is signed. A gunboat wfll carry Minister Loomts from La Guayra to Porto Rico on his way bome. Botha and Dewet will Join a gath erlng 'of 13,000 Boers for operations against the British. Ex-Representative Peters, of Kan sas, may succeed ll. u. .vans, as pension commissioner. Senator Proctor says the Piatt amendment is satisfactory to the leading residents of Cuba. In order to escape the tariff on In ported material, the Sheffleld steel works will locate a plant in the United States. The United States steel corporation has absorbed the American bridge trust, and Rockefeller's Iron mine in terests. As the result of an old quarrel, near Chehalis, Wash., three men were shot and seriously injured. One of them is not expected to recover. The threatened revolution in Brazil has been put down. The government has sent communications to the Euro pean and United States legations, say ing the country Is safe. A Manila Spaniard was convicted of treason. Another attempt was made to as sassinate the czar. Roland Reed, the actor, Is dead at his home in New York. A large amount of Washington re serves is to be opened to settlement. Gross fraud has been discovered In the subsistence department at Manila. Much misery prevails at Marseilles, France, as a result of the dock strike. General FItzhugh Lee says future of Cuba depends on native statesmen. A packing-house fire in New York damaged $200,000 worth of property. Three thousand arrests have been made since Russian revolutionists be came active. A $30,000,000 syndicate is negotiat ing for the control of the Pacific coast fishing Industry. Secretary Gage says If artificial prices are asked for bonds, he will al low treasury funds to accumulate. Commander of the Petrel was suf focated and 22 officers and men pros trated In a fire on the gunboat Petrel. The Thirty-third and Thirty -fourth regiments, just returned from the Philippines, will be mustered out at San Francisco. Minister Loomis may be transferred to another post. By an explosion of gas at the fur nace of the Edgar Thompson steel works, five men were fatally injured The president has appointed Wheat on to be a major general and Funston and Jacob Smith to be brigadier gen erals of regulars. Peter Karpovitch, the assassin of Bo gollepoff, Russian minister of public Instruction, has been sentenced to 20 years' penal servitude, with loss of civil rights. The Japanese residents of Tacoma, Wash., have organized to keep out any disorderly characters from their country. nnrinff- a. recent epidemic of diph theria in a ttwn on the Hudson, 201 pnnps were treated witn serum, and among these there were only two deaths. Elections in London resulted in tremendous majorities in favor of mu nicipal ownership of all public utili ties, thus breaking galling monopolies existing for centuries. $1,000,000 HOTEL FIRE. Tht Jefferson, at Richmond, Va, Burned, But No Lives Lost. RICHMOND, Va.,'Aprll 1. The Jef ferson hotel, this city, wUlnn was erected and furnlnhed by the late Louli Gluter at a cost of $1,000,000, was de stroyed by fire. The magnificent structure covered half a block in the ultra-fashionable part of the city, and was built of buff brick on a granite foundation. The flames were discovered la the upper part of the Main-street side shortly before midnight, and in a short time that part of the building was a roarlnsrurnace. The guests who were first driven out of the Main-street portion of the hotel took refuge In the lobby on the Franklin-street side. There was much excitement, espe cially among the women, many of whom had retired for the night. Many persons lost all their effects. No one perished In the flames. The fire started In the linen room from a defective flue. The insurance Is about $650,000. All the surrounding bouses are filled with property taken from the hotel. There has been some looting, and several arrests have been made. There were In the hotel many works of art, Including Valentine's marble statue of Jefferson, which stood In the Franklin-street court. This statue was broken. Immediately upon the discovery of the fire, which was eating into the celling of the linen room, the hotel flro apparatus was brousht Into play, but the hose burst. Attendants then dashed through the building awaken ing the guests, .many of whom were sleeping and had to be dragged out of bed. Most of the guests on the Franklin-street end of the hotel saved their baggage, and finally the Jefferson statue was gotten out, with the head broken off. The guests in the part where the fire started lost their bag gage, and many of them lost all their clothes. Owing to the height of the building, the fire department was at a great disadvantage. The fire made an Immense blaze, and practically awakened the entire city. There were no thrilling escapes, the halls and staircases being numerous and wide. EFFECT OF CAPTURE. Insurgent Leaders on Luzon Are Ex pected to Surrender. MANILA, April 1 Agulnaldo Is now detained in a comfortable room In a wing of the Malacanan palace. He is in charge of Captain Benjamin H. Randolph and Lieutenant Gilbert A. Youngberg, of battery G, Third artillery. When Agulnaldo was captured he wore a plain dark blue suit with the coat closely buttoned up at the throat and a wide white helmet with a leather band. He takes his capture philo sophically. He is generally cheerful, but sometimes moody. His health during the past year has been very good. It is uncertain what attitude he will now assume. Certain visitors are permitted to see Aguinaldo, but newspaper interview with the pris oner are not allowed. Since Aeuinaldo has been domiciled at the Malacanan palace, persons not provided with special permits have been denied admission to the grounds, General Trias, the commander of the insurgent forces in Southern Luzon, who recently surrendered to the Amer ican authorities, visited Aguinaldo, and told the latter why he had sur rendered. Trias said that a continu ance of armed opposition to the United States was unjustifiable and ruinous; that the independence of the Philip pines was Impossible, and that the Fil ipinos had better accept liberty, pros perity and progress under American rule. The capture of Agulnaldo, follow ing the surrender of General Trias, will probably occasion the surrender of the insurgent leader Malavar In Batangas provinceLuzon; Bellarmino, in Albay province, Luzon, and Luc ban, in the island of Samar within a month. Many people visited the resi dence of General and Mrs. Funston on the Calle Rell, in the suburb of Ermita. The general modestly declined to talk. Mrs. Funston was evidently the hap piest woman in the Philippine islands. General Funston has been recom mended for the highest practicable re ward. It is believed hero that he will receive an appointment of brigadier general in the regtttar array. The Panama Waterway. Washington, April 1. The conditions under which the Colombian govern ment will consent to the transfer of the French concession for the con struction of the Panama canal to this government, should the latter select that route for an isthmian waterway, are before the state department for its consideration. Senor Silvela, the minister from Colombia, called on Secretary Hay today and left with hlra a memorandum bearing on the subject. This memorandum, being of a confi dential nature, the minister refused to discuss its features while the matter is under consideration by the state department. The French concession originally expired in 1904, but it has been extended to 1910. Work of a Lunatic. Akron, O., April 1. The Diamond pottery plant was totally destroyed by fire last night. The fire originated in waste soaked in oil placed in va rious parts of the building. A well dressed man was noticed loitering about the place some time before the fire started. Earlier In the evening an attempt was made to dynamite the pottery of the Robinson-Merril' Company. The watchman discovered sticks of dynamite placed in various parts of the main building before the fuses had been ignited. At other fac tories oil-soaked waste was found in various sections of the buildings. Massacred by Tiburon Indians. Proenix, Ariz.. April 1. It is re ported that a party of goldseekers was massacred by Ceris Indians on the is land of Tiburon, in the Gulf of Cal ifornia. Two weeks ago six Mexican prospectors left Tepopa on the west coast of Mexico in a small boat and went to Tiburon island in search of gold. Pedro Vasqulela, one of the party, has reached the mainland in a small boat, and reported a fierce fight with the Indians. He escaped, and believes his comrades were killed. Items of Interest From All Parts . of the State. COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS A Brief Review of the Growth and Improve. menU of tht Many industries Through, out Our Thriving; Commonwealth. Athena Negotiations are pending for a skimming plant at Athena. Pendleton The O. R. & N. will sup ply its yards at Pendleton with a new switch engine. Sutanville It is reported that a milling plant will soon be Installed at tho Badger mine, near Susanvllle. Philomath Two carloads of ma chinery have arrived for the new saw mill, In course of construction ner Philomath. Buena Vista The steamer Modoc ran Into the ferryboat at Buena Vista the other night. The company paid the damage. Echo John L. Crawford, of Echo, was Injured by a pile of rocks falling on him. He sustained a compound fracture of his left leg. Corvallli A deed has been recorded at Corvallls, conveying from A. J Johnson to J. H. Albert 256(1 acres rf land at Kings Valley for $10,000. Wallowa Luss Beddlngfleld, a Wal lowa county sheepherder, committed suicide at the Hayes Kernun ranch. He left a note saying that he was tirer! of life. Sprague River John and Louis Gerber have purchased of the state 610 acres of land on Sprague river, known as the O. C. Applegate section, for about $6000. Medford The contractors who are digging the Britt ditch, extending from below' Medford to the Britt farm on Rogue river, have their work nearly completed. This ditch will enable Mr. Britt to utilize a large tract of pumice land which Is now useless. Rogue River Jesse Orme, while prospecting on the south bank of Rogue river, about a mile west of Savage rapids, found some good pay dirt. He dug a little ditch, built a res ervoir and ground-sluiced for 12 days, and the clean-up amounted to about $60. He found two or three nuggets of $6 each and several more worth $4 each. Condon A disastrous "pile-up" took place at the sheep camp of S. B. Bar ker, near Condon. On a separation of tho ewes from the lambs the latter piled up In a ditch, and 88 head were smothered. Sumpter It Is reported from Sump ter that the Golconda mine Is showing another rich ore body, and that as un derground development continues j the prospects of the mine grow better jeach succeeding day. Canyon City James Robinson, one of the oldest and best-known citizens of Grant county, died at Canyon City after a lingering illness of nearly 12 years. Deceased was born in New Brunswick, January 12, 1834. Klamah Falls The Ashland-Klamath Falls mail route and schedule has been changed. It will hereafter be a daylight run, and the route from Parker's station to Jenny creek will ue over the logging camp road. Canyonville A company contem plates building a flume from Canyon Creek, five rriles south of Canyonville, to the mines owned by Lewis Ash, which are sltuted about halfway be tween Riddle and Canyonville. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 57c; Valley nominal; bluestem, 59c per bushel. Flour Best grades, $2 70 3 40 per barrel; graham, $2 60. Oats White, $1 25 per cental, gray, $1 20 1 22',4 per cental. Barley Feed, $16 5017; brewing, $16 5017 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $16 per ton; mid dlings, $21 50; shorts, $17 50; chop. $16. Hay Timothy, $12 12 50; clover, 79 50; Oregon wild hay, $G7 per 'on. Hops 1214c per pound; 1899 crop S7c. Wool Valley, 1415c; Easte-n Ore on, S)12c; mohair, 202lc per xiund. Butter Fancy creamery, 2225c lairy, 17V420c; store, 1012i.ic pe nound. Eggs Oregon ranch, 13y2Uc per ozen. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3 BO'S i; hens, $56; dressed, lll2c per lound; springs. $4w5 per dozen; lucks, $56; geese, $fi8 per dozen urkeys, live, 10llc; dressed, 13Hc iev pound. Cheese Full cream, twins, 13 '3M;c; Young America, 1314c per pound. Potatoes 43 55c per sack. Mutton Lambs, 12MC per pound ?ross; best sheep, wethers, $5; ewes $4 50; dressed, 7&8v4c per pound Hogs Gross, heavy, $5 75 6; light $4 755; dressed, 7c per pound. Veal Large, 77c per pound; small, 8V49c per pound. Beef Gross, top steers. $55 2: 'ows and heifers, $4 504 75; dressed -eef, 78c per pound. w Meeting his chief in the compan 'onway, the ordinary pirate, although 'aboring under the lntensest excite- uent, saluted. "I have the honor to inform you, sir," said he. "that the magazine has gone up!" "The powder magazine, you doubtless mean?" saldjso heavy that tt formed torrents in he captain. "No. The magazine in which the story of our adventures is sunning!" The captain paled. For a moment he thought of shouting hoarsely to his men to clear away tha boats, but this would obviously avail nothing. They muBt all perish. DISASTER ON SHIP. Commander Roper, of Qunboat Petrel, Suffocated. WASHINGTON, April 2. The navy dofNtrtment early this morning re ceived a cablegram from Admiral Remey, commander-in-chief of the As iatic station, giving a brief account of a fire In the sail room of the gunboat Petrel, and of the death of the com manding officer, Lieutenant Command er Jesse M. Roper, as a result of a heroic effort to rescue the men below. The dispatch states that 22 other of ficers and men were prostrated, but all are recovering. Admiral Remey's dispatch follows: "Cavlte. March 31. Fire was dis covered in the sail room of the Petrel at 7 o'clock this morning. Roper com manding. After going below once, he went agutn against advice, and at tempted to recover the men below, lie was suffocated, and died at 7:45. Twenty-two other officers and men were entirely prostrated, but are re covering. The fire Is out; damage immaterial. Will send Roper's re mains by Buffalo. REMEY." The department at once sent a tel egram to H. F. Fay, brother-in-law of Lieutenant Commander Roper, at Longwood, Mass., asking that ho in from Mrs. Roper of the news. The following expression of sympathy and appreciation was also made:' "With this sad news the department sends to Mrs. Roper deep sympathy In the great loss she has sustained, and the highest appreciation of the gallantry and self sacrifice with which Lieutenant Com mander Roper gave his life for his fellow men. It was a heroic deed." Lieutenant Commander Roper was born In Missouri, and entered the naval service June 25, 1868. He was commissioned to the rank held by him at the time of his death, March 31, 1899, and was ordered to the command of the Petrel November 15, 1899. The Petrel was one of the vessels under Admiral Dewey at the battle of Ma nila bay, when she was In charge of Lieutenant Commander Wood. The latter officer came home shortly after, and Lieutenant Commander Roper suc ceeded him. The Buffalo, on which the remains will be sent home, Is used for the transportation of troops, and Is about to return to the United States by way of the Mediterranean. SIX MONTHS MORE. Then, General Young Says, a Small Force Will Do In the Philippines. SAN FRANCISCO, April 1. Major General S. B. M. Young, who arrived from Manila today on the transport Logan, said: 'General Funston's exploit was one of reniarkaule bravery, and he is de serving of the Highest recognition at tho hands of our government. This talk about 'West Point influence' is all bobh. If any such statements have been made that graduates of West Point or men who have risen from the ranks will oppose Funston's advancement, it has come from the lips of disappointed officers. No good officer or gentleman would belittle such a brave achievement. General Young, in speaking of the effect of the capture of Aguinaldo on the situation hi the islands, said he believed the troops would have to be kept there but six .months longer. He did not think it would oe wise to bring them all away, however, for there was a large number of marauding bands throughout the islands who would have to be kept under subjection. "It will take at least two genera tions," said the general, "to get the Filipinos to understand the meaning of self-government as we understand it. The Filipino idea is to have the country parceled out among the lead ers, and they will rule the people and get all they can out of them. We shall have to look to the children of the babies over there now to get the matter on a correct basis." REWARD FOR TITUS. Brave Musician of the Fourteenth May Be Sent to West Point. WASHINGTON, April 1. A petition signed by all officers serving with the Fourteenth infantry regiment has been sent to Adjutant General Corbin requesting the appointment of Musi clan Calvin P. Titus, company E. Four teenth Infantry, the tirst American sol dier to enter Pekin during the recent troubles in China, a cadet-at-large to the military academy. The petition says: "During his service Musician Titus has proved himself to be a trustwor thy, intelligent, sober, brave and thor ough soldier. On August 14, 1900, at Pekin, China, he was the first American to scale the wall of the Chi nese city and enter Pekin. On the following day, while engaged in the fight in the Imperial city, he received a slight wound. His meritorious con duct deserves recognition, and it is believed that if given an appoint ment to West Point, and a commis sion upon graduation. Musician Titus will make an excellent officer." Roughly Treated by Burglars.. Pittsburg, Pa., April 2. Mrs. Anna Wardp aged 60, is lying In a critical condition from the effects of brutal treatment by three masked burglars at her home this morning. Mrs. Ward and her daughter were awakened by the pre-1 nee of burglars at their bed side, eaCh woman finding a revolver pointed directly at her head. Mrs. Ward undertook to resist, and while the daughter was held in subjection by one of the men, another knocked the elder woman into unconsciousness, literally crushing her skull. The hus band and son of Mrs. Ward were sleeping on the third floor, having In their possession about $1,200, the booty the burglars evidently were after. Rain and High Wind. Dallas, Tex., April 1. A heavy rain storm, accompanied by a high wind, prevailed here, this afternoon. The wind dttaaged roofs and blew down shrubbery and the precipitation was the streets which swept everything before them. Street-car traffic was de layed and a quarter of a mile of track in the southern portion of the city had to be abandoned for the remainder of the day. The damage in Dallaa is estimated at $25,000. IS Gunboat Will Carry Him From La Guayra to San Juan. WILL TEACH VENEZUELA A LESSON Tht Miniitir'i Future Action Will Depend Altogether on Hit Conference With Secretary of State Hay. WASHINGTON, April 3. Frank IxomIs, United States minister to Ven ezuela, has been recalled, and will soon be on his way to the United States. The future ot Minister Loomis depends upon the conference which will be held at the state de partment between Secretary Hay and himself when the minister reaches Washington. Until the secretary has had aft opportunity to talk freely with Mr. Loomis as to the conditions In Venezuela, It cannot be known posi tively whether or not he will return to his post. Mr. Loomis has been the object of bitter attacks by some of the Venezuelan newspapers, not solely because of the asphalt controversy, but also because he was charged with making false reports to his govern ment touching the insurrectionary government in Venezuela. The minister did Inform the state department of the conditions as he saw them, and the prospects of the revolutlanary movement. The Vene zuelan government could not have di rect knowledge of the minister's re port, but because they were followed by the appearance of three United States warships in Venezuelan waters, they came to the conclusion that the minister reported as very menacing and serious revolutionary movements which the government organs were trying their best to minimize. There fore these papers lost no opportunity of attacking Mr. Loomis In print, and have succeeded in making his lot un pleasant. It Is only fair to state that the Venezuelan charge here asserts posi tively trt these attacks were made by irresponsible newspapers and that the government was not behind them, and deprecated them. If Mr. Loomis confirms this view, and he cares to return to Caracas, he will be per mitted to do so. There is no present intention of sending the North Atlantic squadron to Venezuela, for, as above stated, the government cannot decide how this matter should be treated until Mr. Loomis has been personally con suited. The squadron, which Is at Culebra Island, engaged In maneu vers, Is about to head north in a few days. One or two of the vessels will be sent first to Kingston, Jamaica, but the stay will be temporary, and the whole squadron will soon be under way for TomKinsvine. It was decided that in the Interest of a quick passage to the United States, Mr. Loomis should be carried by the Scorpion to San Juan, Porto Rico, there to take one of the regular merchant steamers for New York. Tho officials did not know positively when the minister would leave Venozuela, hut at tho navigation bureau it was stated that htere was no good reason why the Scorpion should not sail to day from La Guayra, If Mr. Loomis is on hand. PANAMA CANAL CONCESSION. Negotiations Without Colombia's Consent Would Forfeit Charter. NEW YORK, April 3. A special to the Herald from Washington says: While M. Hutin, president of the French Panama canal, has been await ing the participation of Colombia in the negotiations for the sale of the Panama canal to the United States, M. Bruna Barila, formerly an engineer of the company, who says he repre sents some of the stockholders, has indicated to the Isthmian canal com mission that the company is willing to sell its concessions and property M. Barila will leave In a few days for France. He has been In Washington for several days. M. Hutln has seen M. Barila, and the two have talked over the situation. M. Barila has represented to Rear Admiral Walker, president of the Isthmian canal commission, that M Hutln is to be displaced from the of flee of president of the French com pany. It is learned, however, that M Hutin was advised only a few days ago of his re-election to the presi dency, showing that he is to be re tained for another year, and that majority of the stockholders are sat isfied with his policy. M. Hutln has contended that under the terms of the concession held by the company, the grant would be sub ject to forfeit from the moment nego tiations began for Its sale, unless such negotiations had the approval of the Colombian government. It was, there fore, impossible for him to submit a proposition for the sale of the con cession to the United States as re quired by the Isthmian canal com mission. Mount Baker Road Nearly Ready. Seattle, April 3. P. B. Cornwall president of the Bellingham Bay & British Columbia railroad, Is in the city on business connected with hi road. He stated today that the road to the Mount uaker mining district will be in operation by May 1. The roadbed has been graded, steel bridges put in, and the final tracklaying is now being hastened as much -as pos sible. Mr. Cornwall is chief owner of the Black Diamond coal mines, and while in Washington will visit that property with a view to making ex tensive Improvements preparatory to making larger shipments to meet the increased demand. Big Timber Land Deal. Eureka, Cal., April 3. Two big deals in timber lands have Just been con summated here, involving 3SS8 acres. Of this large transfer the Merryman Fruit Land Sc. Lumber Company, of Michigan, secured 2500 acres, and Charles A. Smith, of Minneapolis 1398 acres. In round numbers thif last acquisition will Increase the hob' Ings of Smith and his partners tr 30,000 acres, making them the larg est owners of redwood timber in th world. 1 ULTIMATUM TO CHINA. Russian Threat Unless Manchurlan Treaty It Signed. .. WASHINGTON, April 3. Informa tion has reached here to the effect that the Russian government, being seriously perturbed by the course of China In not signing the Manchurlan agreement, largely because of the protest .made by the Beveral powers, has conveyed a distinct and unmis takable Intltriatlon to China that if this course is persisted In there may be an interruption of diplomatic re lations between Russia and China and a termination of the present In tercourse between them. This Is lit tle short of an ultimatum that China must sign or take the consequences of a termination of her friendly relations with Russia. To what extent the United States will take cognizance of Russia's dis position to enforce the signing of the agreement has not yet been made ap parent. It appears to be the policy of the Chinese authorities to consider this as a subject which concerns the powers quite as much as it does China. The matter has become further com plicated by reports reaching Wash ington that the Chinese authorities are divided on the course to be pur sued, some of the most Influential In cluding LI Hung Chang, urging that acquiescence be given to the Russian proposals, while others InslHt on re jecting the agreement. The attitude of LI Hung Chang Is accounted for by his well-known friendliness for Rus- ian interests. In this case, however. there appears to be arrayed against him the strong influence of the south ern viceroys, Chan Chi Tung and Lai Kun Yl, who oppose the signing of the treaty. The reports reaching here this morning showed that the agreement had not yet been signed. Its status s most peculiar. The time witnin which It was to be signed expired last Tuesday, but on that day Yang Yu, the Chinese minister, fell In the St. Petersburg legation and hurt his head so that he was unable to transact bus- ness. This misfortune caused much amusement here, and some irritation in certain quarters, as it had been recognized as a timely means or avoiding a direct action on the sub ject. It is not clear to wnai extent tne Russian intimation has gone, but in any event it gives an urgency to China's course which has not been presented thus far. MUCH MISERY IN FRANCE. Result of Dock Strike at Mar seillesFloods Add to Distress. PARIS. April 3. The masters per slst in their refusal to discuss a dav of eight hours, which has all along been regarded by the strikers as tho crucial point In the dispute. In spite of the increasing number of freight dockers now working, quantities of per ishable goods He rotting on the docks. Twenty-one steamers are awaiting discharge. The general strike, while it lasted. and the continued suspension or work, has done enormous injury to the commerce and industry of Mar seilles. The calculations show an in dustrial loss of some 25,000,000 francs while the .men have lost 2,000,000 francs in wages. A curious illustra tion of the bitterness which the strike has engendered between the men and masters is seen In the fact that trio strikers instructed their delegates to give formal notification to the minis ter of finance of frauds In the oil seed trade, pointing out that oil seed? were Imported in bags, which the cun torn officers have not Deen in inn habit of opening, with the result that artidles subject to a much higher inr port duty are smuggled In. The com merce of Marseilles Is, for the tlmo being, almost at a complete standstll'. Foods which are imported are scarce. The prices of sugar, coffee, flour and other necessities have increased. A number of factories have been obliged to close. These condiltons, added to the serious damage done by the floods and hail, have thrown the whole pop ulation into deep misery. The store keepers and merchants Intend to ap peal to the government to remit th taxes for the first three months of the year. FOREST FIRE8 IN NEW JERSEY. Five Thousand Acres of Big Timber Destroyed Windsor In Danger. HAMMONTON, N. J.. April 3. One of the most extensive forest fires that has visited this section of the state Is raging in the big woods north of this city. The fire reached a point Just east of the town of Wins low last night, and for several hours It was feared the town would be wiped out. Men, women and children fought the flames and succeeded by back firing in turning the flames to the north of the town. WTbile the men threw up trenches to keep the fire away, women and children car ried their household goods to places of safety and are guarding them, as a change in the wind is feared. Several farm buildings, about 5000 acres of big timber and thousands of cords of wood have been consumed. Many narrow escapes of the firefight ers have be,en reported. Interest in Spain in the Capture. Madrid, April 3. The capture of Agulnaldo has caused much interest here. The press is divided on the cnhiect. In a nublished interview the director of the Filipino organ here and the piesident of the so-called Filipino juata emphatically declare that the capture will have no perma nent effect on the war; that Aguin aldo will be replaced, and that the Filipinos, aided by the climate, will never be subdued. Good Workers for Mills. It is said that the New Englander makes the best mill hand. Will Go to West Point. Washington, April 3. The presi dent today appointed Calvin T. Ti tus to be a cadet at large at the United States military academy at West Point. Titus w.s the first soldier to scale the wall at Pekin. General Corbin today cabled General MacArthur at Manila to send young Titus home on the first available transport, in order that he may take the entrance exam Ination to the academy.