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THE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY A Is the place to yet the latest and best in l onfrctioneriM, cantuet, ituu, louacco, Cigars, etc ....ICE CREAM PARLORS.. W. B. COLE, Proprietor. p C. BR0S1US, M. D. " PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. 'Phone Central, or 121. Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. I to 3 ana I w f r. u. Q H. TEMrLE. fnctlcil Tttchmtkar 1 Jewel ir. - Mt long experience enables me to do the beet poMible work, which I loll gnaranter, auu vs iuw im.w. gUTLER CO., BANKERS. Do general banking bosinees. HOOD RIVER, OREGON. Q J. BATES, J. P. i. w I... Sh.uhAM nm' - --- I Ul lorai om good gorerBsaaat LaBda, mUt gatantisnaiai EVENTS OF THE DAY . FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. 3 Comprehensive Review el the hnpertant Nappenln Ji e( the Past Week, Presented In a Condensed form, Which Is Most Likely to Prove of InUreit to Our Many Reader. 0 . Flood ft illation in MiHsissippi is again becoming serious. Twenty-two men were killed in an explosion in a Tennessee coal mine. A tit story building in Wiiladelphia was entirely destroyed by fire. I-oss, 110,000. Dr. Thomas Dunn English is alive, but his physicians sav he may die at any moment. Sin o the outbreak of cholera at Manila there have been 90 cases and 70 deaths reported. The house committee favorably re ported the bill for 20 per cent Cuban tariff reduction. EThe plague situation in India is grow ing worte. Over 70,000 deaths are re ported monthly. The senate wiil take up the Nicara gua canal bill as soon as it has disposed of the Chinese exclusion measure. Floods in the South caused Immense damage to property. The loss in Tennessee by the recent flood is estimated at $4,000,000. Roosevelt declares hlniFelf in favor of a more stringent Chinese exclusion law. A general uprising is being planned in Macedonia to throw off the Turkish yoke. Fire partially destroyed a Cincinnati theater, but the audience escaped un harmed. Pension Commissioner Evans has been given to understand that his resig nation was deeired. High wind at Pittsourg resulted in injuries to many persons in churches and a heavy projierty loss. James R. Garfield, son of the late President Garfield, has accepted the position of civil service commissioner. The house has passed the army ap propriation bill. Germany will not oppose Russia's policy in the far East. The naval appropriation bill carries $925,000 for the Puget Sound navy yard. Cecil Rhodes left most of his fortune to the promotion of his educational scheme. Heavy rains In the South have caused the Mississippi to overflow ita banks, flooding many miles of territory. Resolutions to investigate an alleged bribery scandal in connection with the sale of the Danish islands were adopted by the house. Senator Mitchell has asked the com merce committee to increase the appro priation for the Columbia river and its tributaries $1,000,000. The indications are for an early ad journment of congress. Cecil Rhodes, "the uncrowned king of South Africa," is dead. Miss Ellen M. Stone, the American missionary, is on her way home. Thr miv ha some difficulty in the United States getting coaling station in Cuba. A passenger train struck a buggy in the suburbs of Pueblo, killing its three occupants. Another mounted force of 8,000 men is being raised in Canada for service) in South Africa. Two masked men held no an Em poria, Kan., hotel, but wero unable to break into the safe. The president Is receiving dost as of J pphcations for the governorshio of the Danish West Indies, should those islands be sold to the United States. Cuba will be turned over to the Cub ans May 20. There have been 40 coolera cases and 30 deaths at Manila. A St. Joseph. Mo., man is under ar rest for having 13 wives. Emperor William's new taoht, the Meteor, will be ready to cross the ocean in a few days. Two men, charged with grand lar ceny, sawed their way out of Mon. tana jail and escaped. President-elect Palma, of Cuba, is confident that the career of the new re public will oe successful. Judge W. Van Devanter, ot Chicago, has been prominently mentioned as a successor to Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock. A force of Laguna rebels has sur rendered. Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aero naut, Is in London and expects to make ascensions during the coronation sea son. Parisians are discussing a plan of erecting wireless telegraph systems In that city to take the place of tele phones. J. A. Alexander, a rich and rearMM-tnl merchant of Casa, Ark., turns oat to be James Ilnddleeton, an escaped convict from Jexas. The Austrian legation at Washington has been raised to the rank of an em bassy. Governor McBride, of Washington, will discharge any state employe wbo accepts railroad pa- The Erie Railroad Company has granted an Increase of wages to the con ductors, trainmen and switchmen on the entire line. Congress will probably authorise the construction of thre new battleship, two armored cruisers, six gunboat and 11 other aavsl voeoels. GREAT LAKE FORMED, Blockade Sltattion In North Dakota Become Serious No Indication of Subsidence. St. Paul, April 2. Transcontinental traffic by the Northern routes continues to be blockaded. The Northern Pacific's efforts to transfer passengors across the lake formed by the overflowing of the sloughs near McKwj.ie, N. D., have proved futile and but little hope is held out tor a resumption of business in the near future. Reports from the Great ' Northern are to the effect that their transcon tinental trains, which have heretofore been able to get through with only a slight delay, are now held up by floods in the western portion of North Dakota. Just where the trouble is has not been definitely determined, but telegraphic reports say that the Moose river is out of its banks at Minot, on that line, and that numerous bridges have been swept away. The Red river is also at flood tide at Grand Forks, N. D., but so far I as reported but little damage has been done there. The situation on the Northern Pacific is extremely serious. Reports from McKennie are to the effect that a lake 30 miles long and two miles wide has formed and the tracks are 16 feet under water, or perhaps entirely washed out. Efforts to transfer passengers across this lake have not been tuccesxful. The wind has been so high and the water to rough that much danger has attended the attempt to transfer passengers in small skiffs. A gasoline launch was put into service yesterday, but even this large craft was fnund inadequate to the task. It is thought that an en tirely new track will buve to be built around this gap in the road before traffic can once more be carried on. Passengers eastbound have been held at Bismarck, and no westbound coast traiiiB have been started from St. Paul. A train reached here tonight bearing a number of passengers who had been (Uccejsfully ferried across the lake at McKenzie, and they report the titua tion there eitrjmely bad. As no freight can be moved west ward, there is fome fear that a famine in foodstuffs may result in Bismarck and its vicinity. Some of the Northern Pacific business has been transferred to the Burlington at Billings, Mont., and in that way it is hoped to open an av enue of communication with the North Coast cities. The most optimistic of the railroad officials are inclined to be lieve that it will be at least 10 days be fore through traffic can be re-established by the regular route. Q. A. R. ON PENSIONS. Matters That Were Complained of In Its Re port to the President Minneapolis, April 2. Judge Ell Torrence, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, just back from a conference with the president on pension matters, says the report of the G. A. R. pension committee was submitted to the president over a week ago. At his request, however, it will not be made public for some time, as the president has under consideration the selection of a successor to Pension Commissioner Evans. Judge Torrencs, discussing the report said: "The committee found no fault with the pension laws as they now exist, lust rather with the manner in which the laws have been construed and adminis tered bv the pension bureau. A desire for a change in the office of commis sioner of pensions has been steadily growing for two years past, until now it is almost universal among the veter ans. Conservative Uranrt Army men believe, and with good cause, that great injustice has been done to many de serving and worthy claimants. All the veteran soldier of the union desires is that the laws be justly and fairly ad ministered, and all who are entitled to receive their benefits shall enjoy them without diminution or unreasonable delays, and that every unworthy claim shall be rejected and every fraudulent pensioner stricken from the rolls. 'The atmosphere of the pension mi' rean has been such as to create an im pression that a great many frauds are attempted by the old soldiers, but it Is worthy of note that according to the last report of the commissioner, out of 159 persons convicted of frauds against the bureau last year but 10 were sol diers of the Civil war, of whom to were deserters. Many convictions were tor offenses against the old soldiers, and not by them. The records show that only one old soldier out of 73,000 has been convicted of fraud against the government. Certainly that is a won derfully good showing." Incidentally Judge Torrence denied that he was to be made pension com missioner, or that he was a candidate for that or any other office. Six Prisoners Escape. St. Louis, April 2. By means of a wooden key six prisoners escaped from the workhouse early today after 10 hours' work in breaking their shackles and opening the inner and outer doors of their cells. The men, three of them still wearing chains, climbed the rear fence of the workhnui-'e grounds and took a skiff to the Illinois side of the Mississippi. Bill laid Before Senate. Waohington, April 2. Lodge, chair man of the committee on Philippines today reported to the senate the bill temporarily to provide for the adminis tration of the affairs of the inlands. He said in submitting the report he hoped to call up the measure fr consideration at an early date. Rawlins, of the same committee, offered an amendment to the Philippine government bill, in the nature of a substitute for it. It repre sents the views of the minority. Chinese Mining Regulations. Pekin, April 2. The government baa decided upon mining regulations, under the term of which concession may be granted to foreigners in any part of China. Thett regulation provide that the government shall receive 25 per cent of the protfis; 25 per rent of the output of diamonds and other gem; S per cent )f the output of gr id, silver and mer cury ; 10 per rent of the output of cop per, lead and sine; 5 per rent of tb output of coal and Iron, boside export and likia datio. NEWS OF THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS OF OREGON. Commercial and Financial Happenings of tin . portsnce A Brief Kcvlew of the Growth and Improvements of the Many Industries Throughout Our thriving Commonwealth La tut Market Report , The supreme lodge of Oregon, A. O. U. W., will meet in Portland June 10 to 20. Oliver Grace, a pioneer of 1843, died at his home at Silverton last week. He was born in 1829. The Western Union Telegraph Com pany has subscribed $1,000 to the Lewis and Clark exposition. , The Prohibitionists of Portland and Multnomah county have nominated a city and county ticket. About 70 teachers from all parts of Clackamas county attended the teach ers' institute in Oregon City last week. The Tillamook County Bank, of Till amook, has filed articles of incorpora tion with the secretary of state. Capi tal, $10,000. Preparations are being made to in crease the water supply of The Dalles. During the summer months the reser voirs leach a very low stage. The retail clerks of Baker City are trying to secure an agreement among the merchants to close their plates of businer on Sunday. Most of the merchants are willing to agree to such a proposition, provided it is generally observed. The creamery plant at Junction City will soon be in operation. - A party of about 20 immigrants ar rived In Yamhill county a few days ago from Tennessee. A commercial club has been organ ised at Freewter to further the inter ests of that city. The Goloonda mine, in the Cracker creeK district, seven miles went of Sumpter, has been sold for $250,000. The busine-'s men of Salem, now that a flax mill Is assured, are working for the establishment of a linen mill. Preparations are being made to re ceive a 10 stamp mill and complete equipn 'lit at the Maybelle mine, in the Granite district. The Grant county delegates to the Republican congressional convention are for Williamson. They are not com mitted for governor. The noted Roaring Gimlet mine, in the Gold Hill district, has caused another sensation in the nature of a rich strike. The mine was purchased last week by Indiana men for $10,000, and since its purchase the new owners have struck a big pocket ledge on the main vein, and removed a pan of near ly pure gold, or about $18,000. The Prohibitionists of Washington county will hold their convention April 5. It is the intention to place a full county ticket in the field. Demo cratic primaries were held in Umatilla county March 25 and the county con vention in Pendleton March 29. The vote at the primaries was very light, there being no contest over the elec tion. A full county ticket was named. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla. 64c: bluestem. 65c; Valley, 6465c. Barley Feed, $20(321.: brewing. $Z121.S0 per ton. Oats No. 1 white. $1.15(31.22; gray, $1.101.20. Flour Best grades. $2.80(33.40 Der barrel; graham, $2.502.80. Millstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid dlings, $20; shorts, $20; chop, $16.50. Hay Timothy. $12(313: clover. $7.508; Oregon wild hay, $o6 per ton. Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, $1.101.25 per cental; ordinary. 70(380c percen tal, growers' prices jsweets, $2.252.60 per cental. Butter Creamery, i2 25c; dairy, 1820c; store, 1315c. Eggs 14c for Oregon. Cheese Full cream, twins. 13(3 13ic; Young America, 1416c; fac tory prices. K41 He less. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50(3 4.50: hens. $4.50(35.50 per dozen. HO ll)c per pound; spring,llllc per pound. $d4 per dozen; ducks, $5(38 per dozen: turkevs. live. 12(313c dressed, 1416c per pound; geese, $6t (37 per dozen. Mutton Gross, 4c per pound j dress ed. 73,74c Per pound. Hogs Gross, 5Jic; dressed, 6,'(37c per pound. Veal 8 8 for small; 77X for large. Beef Gross, cows, 8?(34c; steers 4(340; dressed, 6K7c per pound Hops 12(3 13c per pound. Wool Valley. 13(3 15c: Eastern Ore gon, 812Xc; mohair, 2121Kc per pound. A health report for invalid soldiers of the regular army is to be established at Fort Niobrara, in Nebraska. Overland limited trains are to be provided with telephone per ice while ttanding in depots at Chicago, Omaha and San Francisco. - The owner of a Chicago tenement has been sued fo $25,000 damages by Mrs. John McGinnis, whoa two chil dren were killed by sewer ga and her own health impaired. The name ot Marconi, the wireless telegraph man, haa been nsed as the j basis of a new word, "mareonigrams," ' referring to wireless telegrams. A dressmakers' union, comprising rime 300,000 modiMtes, is being formed, the purpose being to prote-t the mem bers from d tad beats and to raice stand ards. j A young Berlin physician. Dr. Lud jwig Feinberg, has made an important discovery of independent animal organ isms in cancer growth. This discovery, ' be says, mean tb diagnosis ot cancer. STORM IN THE EAST. Fierce Gale Does Great Danube to Property In Plttsbuit and Vicinity, Pittsburg, March 31. One of the fiercest wind storms ever known in this lection struck the city yesterday just before noon. Almost Incalculable dam age was done to property, and many people were injured, some of whom may die. Scores of honses were unroofed, many trees were blown down, mill stacks toppled over, and telegraph and telephone wires generally were dis abled. - The most serious accident was the unroofing of the Presbyterian church, in Knoxvllle, occupied by about 600 per sons. While the minister was in the mldrt of his sermon, the wind blew off the large chimney and lifted a portion of the roof. Bricks from .he chimney cfatlied through the roof and carried a large portion of the hardwood ceiling down upon the worshipers. A panic ensued and a frantic rush was made for the doors and windows. At least 40 persons were caught by the wreckage and were more or less hurt. Of this number five may not recover. As the pastor of the Robinson Run United Presbyterian church, near Mc Donald, was raising his arms to pro nounce the benediction, lightning struck the church spire and It toppled on the church roof, crushing it and in juring a number of worshipers, two of whom will die. At Jamestown, a tornado tore out one end of the United Presbyterian church while the pastor was preaching. He was buried under a mag of brick and timbers and fatally hurt. The congre gation escaped uuinjured. The Nobles town Presbyterian church was also un roofed. The Forest Oil Company had between 200 and 300 derricks blown down in its McDonald regiou, aud considerable damage was sustained by its pipeage system. Reports from nearby towns show that the wind played havoc at every town in its track. At Mingo Junction, O., two big struc tural ore bridges of the National Steel Company's plant, valued at $50,000, were twisted into shapeless masses of iron. At Belle Vernon, Pa., the American Window Glass Company's plant teas unroofed, several blocks of houses were wrecked and other damage was done. ' At Greensburg, Pa., nearly 9,000 foet of roof of the Keeley & Jones plant was carried away, and the great cupola of the First Presbyterian church was top pled into the street. At Washington, Pa., the new bar mill of the Griffith Tinplate Company was completely wrecked, entailing a loss of $10,000. five residences were blown down, the Roman Catholic and the Third Presbyterian churches were considerably damaged, and many resi dences lost roofs and windows. It is expected greater losses will be reported when the country districts rau be heard from. STAND OF ROOSEVELT. Favors s Sironger Chinese Exclusion Law Than the Present One. Washington, April 1. During a con ference between the president and Rep resentative Moody, of Oregon; Met- calf, of California; Reeder, of Kansas, and Senator Hansbrough, of Nonh Da kota, on the irrigation bill, the subject of Chinese exclusion was introduced by Representative MeUalf, who said he had heard the president was opposed to the pending drastic bill. "On the contrary," said ' President Roosevelt, I am anxious to see a law enacted that will effectually bar out Chinese laboring classes a law far more drastic in this particular than the one now in force. At the same time I believe the Chinese merchant class and the higher classes generally should be liberally dealt with. I heartily endorse the particulars of the bill extending the exclusion laws to out insular pos sessions, and preventing the immigra tion of Chinese now in th inlands into the United States." Turkey Mobilizes Troops. Constantinople, March 31. 'The Turkish government baa decided to call to the color 90,000 irregular troops. This mobilization is ostensibly for the annual maneuvers, but, in view of the conditions in Macedonia, considerable significance is attached to the move ment. A Photographic Counterfeit Washington, April 1. The secret service has annnnnced that a new $5 bank note, the face of which la fairlv deceptive, is in circulation. It is a photographic print on two pieces of pa per, with the fibre between, on the Union National Bank ot New Orleans Piper Box Plant Destroyed. Kansas City, March 29. Fire bas completely destroyed the building at tbe foot of Delaware street on the river front, occupied by tbe National Paper Box Company, entailing a loss estimated by firemen and other at $100,000. Indemnity Riots la China, 1 Pekin, April 1. Chinese official say that 1,000 people have been killed In riot at Ta Ming Fa, tbe southernmost prefecture ot the province of Chi LI. Tbe riots were due to attempt ot local ofEial to collect indemnities for tbe Catholics, a arranged between the officials and the priest. Soldier have beep; dispatched to quell the disturb ances, and a Taotai baa been sent to adjust tb difficulties. Railroad Telephoatng. New York, "April 1. A trial was made today between thi city and the Overland Limited train of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, over tele phone wires, which at the western end were installed in the train In the Kortbaestern station in Chicago. The Overland hs this telephone equipment in use lor the benefit of it passenger to the Pacific coast, and pas-enger will be aole to rail up any one they please, wherever th ordinary telephone eon ice reach, without leaving thoir seats ia U ear. EXPLOSION IN MINE TWENTY-TWO MINERS KILLED IN TENNESSEE. ; "Fire Men' Shot Blast Befor All of the Employes Could Get Out Coal Dust and Gas Became Ignited, Which Caused the Explosion Bodies of Victims Torn to Pieces by Force of the Shock. Chattanooga, Tonn., April 2. At 4:45 'clock this afternoon an explosion of gas in the Nelson mine of the Dayton Coal & lion Company, at Dayton, Tenn., ignited the dry coal dust in the mine, and caused a terrific explosion. Twenty-two men are known to be dead. Ten bodies have been recovered. Twelve bodies are still in the mine. Gas exists in the Nelson mine, and the men are required to ie safety lamps. It is a rule of the company for the safety of the miners to place their fut-es, ready to be lighted for blasts, just before quitting work each day, and there are workmen known as "fire men" who go through the mine after all the miners are out, and set off these blasts. The miners quit work at 4:30 this afternoon. It takes them about 45 minutes to get out of the mine. The two "fire men" today are believed to have caused the explosion. They shot the blasts about 4:45 o'clock, before all the miners could get out of the mine. It is supposed that one of the fuses was defective and resulted in what is known as a "blown blast." The flame shoot ing out from the blast ignited the gas, which in turn ignited the accumulation of dry coal dust in the mine The) ex plosion that followed was terrific. , The flames shot out of the mouth of the mine, and the shock completely wrecked the shed at the mine entrance. Three men were killed while standing outside of the mine entrance, aud two were so- riounly and one fatally injured. The mine has been the Bcene ot two serious explosions iu the past. In 1889 four men were killed and eight serious ly injured by the explosion of gas. December 20, 1895, an explosion of list occurred in which 28 lives were lost. This was caused by a miner car rying an open lamp, contrary to regula tions. The lorce of the explosion in the Nel son mine today was terrible. The bod ies were torn to pieces. The company states that there were but 75 men at work in the mine today. Most of them were out of the mine when the explo sion occurred. Reports from Dayton at midnight how that 11 bodies have been taken from the Nelson mine. Rescuing par ties are at work, but at a late hour to- ight struck a heavy fall of slate that will delay them for a day or two. GENERAL UPRISING PLANNED. Population of Macedonia Will Endeavor to Throw Off Turkish Yoke. London, April 2. In a letter from Athens, published this morning in the Times, the correspondent say there are many indications that grave trou ble is coming in Macedonia and Albania. here is no doubt that M. Sarafoff , the chief of the Macedonian committee, las planned a general rising of the Christian population of European Turkey for the coming spring. In spite of his failure to secure any support at Athens or Belgrade for his project, M. Sarafoff is continuing his preparations. The prutei-t of the powers, writes the corre-pondent, u-ged to action by the Greek circular, have resulted in Turkey making energetic military prep arations, in the face f which it is pos sible that M. Saraftiff will not venture to put h'u plans into execution. Still, owing to Russian machinations and the jealousies of the power, continues the correspondent, which prevent the exe cution of the reforms stipulated in the Berlin treaty, the outlook is disquieting. MAY BECOME AMBASSADOR. Henry White a Formidable Candidate for the Vacancy In Italy. Washington, April 2. Henry White at present secretary of the embassy at London, ia the latest and most formid able candidate for the vacancy in the Italian embassy by tbe retirement of Ambassador Meyer. Mr. White is strongly urged by Senator Lodge, and has a most enviable record in diph roatic practice. He was secretary of the embassy when Mr. Hay was am liassauor, and consequently ne nas a warm friend in tbe secretary of state Bellamy Storer, now ambastador to Madrid, is going to Berlin as ambassa dor, to succeed Andrew D. White, when that officer retires, whicb probably will be next fall. The only contingency which may defeat Mr. Storer a aspira tion in this direction lies in the atti tude of Ohio senators toward hi pro motion ; if they are jointly opposed. they may defeat the proposed appoint ment. Sultan's Brother Dead. London, April 2. A report has reached here from Constantinople, cables the Vienna correpsondent of the Daily Mail, that Mohammed Rachad, the sultan's brother, and bis presumpt ive successor, ia dead. The report ay foul play 1 suspected. Minister Brua Calls an Hay. Washington, April 2. Mr. Brun, the Danish minister here, called on Secretary Hay today, with reference to the pending investigation by the Iioufo of the charges preferred by Mr. Oron in connection with the acquisition of the Daniah West Indies by the tnited States. There ia reason to believe that there ha been received from Denmark a sweeping denial by Christmas of any attempt on his part to corrupt American legislature and newspaper. Friendship Treaty with Spain. Madrid, April 2. The treaty of friendship between the United States and Spain will be signed a soon as Lellamy Storer, tbe I nited Mates min ister here, return to Madrid. Mr Storer i at present ia the United States. Notorious Hon TMeves Cautht. Missoula, Mont, April 2. Sheriff James. Davis, of B ackloot. Idaho, cap tnivd tm) hero today Charles Caret and Charle Irwin, notortou corse thi of Boutbara Idaho. FOR M'NEIL ISLAND PRISON. Foster Will Ask lor an Appropriation lor Wharf and Prison Wall. Washington, March 29. Senator Foster ha prepared a statement whi.h he propose to offer in support of a re quest he will make for an appropriation of $15,000 for the erection of an addi tional building, wharf, prison wall, etc., at the United States penitentiary at McNeil's Island. He points out that the prison labor can be used in making these improvements, and that a large quantity of brick made by the prisoners is now available for use in the building and wall. There are confined In the prieon any where from 135 to 150 pr ioners, and, as a rule; these prisoners are unoccu pied, which is undesirable. This would be obviated by setting aside $15,000 asked for, and would result in the fur ther operation of the brick plant in the construction of buildings, prison walls and whurveti. - Major Frank Strong, general agent of the department of jui-tice, who recently made an examination and inspection of the prison states in a report that: "If it shall be decided to continue the pres ent pri-on at McNeil Inland it mut be enlarged at once. This can possibly be effected by prii-on labor, at compara tively small expense, by using the brick on hand, aud those which may be made hereafter, in construction of the addition." Major Strong suggests that it will be necescary to provide a well built wharf, at which the regular steamers on Puget Sound may land. A suitable govern jisut steam launch to be used for trans portation of supplies, etc., is needed. A suitable wall of brick, or strong high fence or stockade, will have to be built solid to inclose th buildings and the prii-on yards. The leasing of adja cent grounds on which clay for brick- making is found, and where the manu facture of brick can be carried on, it- also recommended. RHODES' BURIAL PLACE. Will Be on Kopje Near Where Wilson Made His Last Stand. London, March 29. In a dispatch from Cape Town, the correspondent ol the Daily Mail says that Cecil Rhodes, when be last visited Matoppo Hills, se lected the spot where he (lexired to be interred, and gave instructions to an architect concerning the memorial to be erected. The place of interment is be neath a natural cairn of giant boulders, on a kopje adjoining that on which Major Wilton's little force made itr last stand. The memorial to be erected will be a prominent featureof the strik ing landscape. The date of interment is doubtful, owing to the necessity of the construction of a special carriage road from Buluwayo. At present there is nothing more than a bridle path. vt orx on this road has already com menced, but its completion will require one month. Continuing, the correspondent savs that a death mask of the face has been succe8t-fully taken. The features, which were distorted as a result of hi mal ady, resumed their reposeful dignity in death. After tbe autopsy, which re vealed an extensive aneurism of the heart, the remains were placed in a coffin and conveyed to Grooteschuur. The body has since been placed in a phell. It was found impossible to em balm it, owing to the operations neces sitated by the attacks of dropsy. RUSSIA'S HOLD ON MANCHURIA. With One Excuse or Another, She Will Not Give Up. London, March 29. In a dispatch from Moscow, the correspondent of the Daily Graphic gives an interview with a Russian Maff officer who had returned from Amur, Siberia. The officer b quoted as saying that the Anglo-Japan ese alliance has sealed the political des tiny of Manchuria, which, say the officer, will never pas out of Russia's possession. The brigandave rampant there will be used as a justification fot the retention of a powerful Russian army. After the brigands have been Huppressed, the Russians will remain in Manchuria to protect their railway and secure peace in Northern China. The correspondent says the officer de clared that to hi certain knowledge a fully detailed plan tor the civil and military administration of Manchuria has already been elaborated, and will receive the tsar' approval In du course. The President's Veto. Washington, March 81. President Roosevelt ha sent to the house a veto of the bill for the relief of Emanuel Klanser from the charge of desertion The president says thi bill, like the senate bill in the case of James W Howell, not only authorize the presi dent to act, but also orders the secre tary of war to revoke and set aside the order approving tbe proceedings, find ings and sentence of a general court martial and to grant an honorable dis charge. For a Mint at Omaha Washington, March 29. The house committee cn coinage has ordered a favorable leport on tbe bill of Mercer. establishing a coinage mint at Omaha, Neb , and appropriating $250,000 for a building. Voting Machines at New York, New York, March 81. Voting ma chines may be used at future election in New York city. The question of adopting machine was discussed at length at a meeting of the board of election commissioner todsy, and it was announced afterward that the pres ident of the board, who has hitherto stood alt ne in opposition, haa given bis consent. It will cost the city about 600,000 to install tb machine. Forty Buildings Burned. Scranton, fa., March 29. Fire In th village of Peckville, eieht mile from here, destroyed 40 buildings, with much of their contents. The loss la $ 180,000. Thirty of the buildings were insured. Fifty families are left bome- lew and are being cared for by tbe neighbor. Dare lor Cotnplctioei W Tarawa. Wshington, March 29. Th navy lepartment ha set forward th date of ompletion for tb protected cruiser Tacoma to May, 1B0J. PRESIDENT'S VETO' ROOSEVELT TAKES FIRM STAND AGAINST DESERTERS. Positively Refuses ti Allow the Records of the Wer Department to be Changed so ts to Allow Pensions to Deserters Secrc tary of War Must Approve Charges Old Soldiers Much Pleased. Washington, March 31. President Roosevelt is likely to gain quite a rep utation among old soldiers and Spanish war volunteer by his veto of deserters bills. The president has made it very plain, In the short and pithy messages which he has sent to congress, that he doe not intend to have the military records changed unlet-a it, meet the ap proval of the. secretary of war. Thi give not congress, but the secretary, authority to determine whether a de serter should have his original status restored. After a few more vetoes sen ators and representative may come to the conclusion that it will be well to have the records carefully examined before passing bills for the relief of men who failed to obtain an honorable discharge in the Civil war. It is not expected that any Republican president will veto private - pension bills, but from the manner in which these bill are being rushed through, there seems to be a feeling that something should be done to check them. The expense is not of so much importance as the tact that the pension roll is being added to by the thousand every con gress, and that the beneficiaries are men who cmnot obtain pension under the law under which nine-tenths of the soldiers of the Civil war are drawing pensions. It looks very much as if the matter had taken a turn where it would be considered ungracious for a senator or representative to object or try to de- leat a bill which another senator or representative bad introduced. CROWNING OF ALFONSO. Th Petes will Commence with Grand Military Review May 12. Madrid, March 31. The fetes to bo held upon the occasion of the crowning of Alfonso XIII as king ot Spain will commence May 12 with a grand review of 15,000 troops at Camp Carabanchel. There will be a gala operatic perfor mance and a concert May 16. The ac tual ceremony of administering the oath to Alfonso will occur in the cham ber of deputies May 18. ' Upon this oc casion Alfonso will for the first time wear the uniform of a captain general in the Spanish army. Alter the ceremony in the chamber the king and the court will proceed In tate to hear a Te Deum in the church of San Francisco et Grande. A banquet to the foreign envoys will be given in the palace that evening. There will be popular and municipal festivities, bull fights, horse races, bull and ret ep tit m s during th six day from May 12 to May 18. ELECTRIC CARS COLLIDE. Three Men Are Killed and Ten Injured In the Accident. Joliet, 111., March 31. Three dead and 10 injured is the result of a col- ision near Sag Bridge, on the Joliet dc Chicago Electric Railway, today, which was tbe worst in the history ot the ine. The wreck was the result of a head-' m collision between tvo cars going at tull speed. A dense fog prevented the motormen from seeing the approaching s. 1 here Is a tingle track at the place, and tbe two cars came together with terrific force. The cars were piled in a chaotic state. Tbe scene of th accident is tbe same spot where a ter rible wreck occurred on the Alton road 29 years ago, when score were killed. To Reorganize Consular Service Washington, March 29. Tb house committee on foreign affairs bas voted to report the bill of Representative Ad ams, of Pennsylvania, to reorganize the United States consular service. The commercial organizations of the country have been much interetsed in a meas ure of thi kind. As agreed upon, the bill provide for the appointment by the president of a committee ot two sen ators, three representative and one state department official to assist in the reorganization ol the consular service, which ia to be effected within two year. Delarey Hal Escaped. London, March 28. Incomplete reports ot th resnlt of the combined movements of the British columns against General Delarey hav enabled Lord Kitchener to announce the rap ture of ovet 100 prisoners, three 1 pound guns, two pompoms and quanti ties of stock, wagon, etc. General Delsrey appear to have successfully evaded Lord Kitchener' cordon. Blast Foraace Workers' Demand. Youngstown, O., March 31. At a meeting of the executive bard of the Natin.al Association of Blast Furnace Worker tonight, it was decided unani mously that notice should be sent to all blast furnace operator April 6, de manding an eight hour day at the pres ent scale of wages, to take effect May 1. President McMahon says th association ha the assurance of th employes of the United State Steel Corporation of lupport in tb movement. Railway Repair Plant Bums. Chihuahua, Tex., March 29. The roundhouse, carpenter shop and entire plant Of the Chihuahua A Pacific Rail road Company have been destroyed by fire, tb origin of which is nnknown. The loo i ti mated at $ 1 00,000. A 11 tbe engines, with th exception ot two, wer destroyed. Thottsawd Cholera Deaths at Mecca. Cairo, Egypt, March 29. It I said here that nearly 1,000 death Inm 0 cholera hava occurred at Mecca sinew March 23.