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POWtD TWO 5TA0B
Lone Highwayman in California
Made a Good Haul.
TOURISTS LOST THEIR CASH
Victims While They Emptied
Their Pockets For Him—Offices Can
Find No Clew.
Ukiah, Cal., July 17.—At 4 o’clock
yesterday afternoon a telephone mes-
aage was received at the sheriff 'a office
in this city to the effect that the
stage from Ukiah to Blue Lakes, as
well as one to Potter Valley, had been
held up and the passengers robbed.
The two stages left this city on
schedule time. The road to Potter
valley diverges from te road to Blue
lakes about five miles north of Ukiah,
and it was just before they reached
the forks that the highwayman,
masked with a handkerchief, sprang
into the road in front of the first ve
hicle and ordered the driver to stop
Burt Bucknell was in charge of the
Blue Lakes stage, and Raymond
Hill sat on the box of the Potter Val
ley stage. The robber then ordered
the passengers, 18 in number, to
alight and line up.
They were *11
tourists on their way to surrounding
resorts, and they complied with ex
ceeding promptness. The highway
man was a jolly fellow, and had con
siderable fun with his victims while
they were engaged in emptying their
pockets. About $400 was deposited
in a nice little pile by the roadside.
The drivers were then ordered to
move on, and the passengers warned
that if they valued their personal
safety they should refrain from look
ing back. One of the passengers who
had something like $200 in gold in
his pocket dropped the coin in the
dust while the attention of the rob
ber was distracted, and covered it up
with dust. He went to Potter and
then returned and found the money.
The scene of the robbery is a deep
canyon, heavily wooded and broken.
It is nearly midway between this city
and Lake Port, and from its character
afforded excellent opportunities for
the escape of the bandit.
Sheriff Smith and deputy have just
returned from the scene of the hold
up. No clew was discovered. A few
half dollars were fonud in the road
where the Blue Lakes stage stood.
They were evidently dropped by pas
sengers as they were waiting to be re
lieved of their coin.
STRIKE OF MINE FIREMEN.
Threw 30,000 Men In Anthracite Region Out
THE QUELPART UPRISING.
It May Lead to Foreign Intervention—Messrs.
Conger and Rockhill Congratulated.
Washington, July 18.—Full mail
reports that reach Washington re
specting the recent uprising on the
Corean island of Quelpart say that it
is not improbable that the appearance
on the scene of the trouble of two
French gunboats and one Japanese
warship may lead to foreign interven-
! tion. If the islanders persist in their
i rebellious attitude it will be dfficult
for the Corean government to put it
1 down without foreign asistance. The
French minister at Seoul reports that
the employment of native Catholics
to collect exhorbitant taxes caused
the natives to persecute their breth
It is new apparent from reports
which have reached the state depart
ment from China that it was solely
due to the moderation and humanity
I exercised by the United States repre
sentatives in Pekin by the presidents’
direction in the early negotiations for
a settlement of the Boxer trouble that
a number of innocent lives were not
I sacrificed. These reports show that a
more sober and painstaking inquiry
1 has developed the fact that some of
the Chinese officials suposed to have
l»een connected with the Boxer out
rages, whose capital punishment was
demanded by the foreign ministers,
have been proved to be entirely in
nocent of the charges made against
them. In many other cases proof has
been adduced that the offenses with
which the Chinese officials were
charged were not nearly so grave as
was supposed at first by the foreign
representatives in Pekin.
It is re
garded here by officials as a matter
for congratulation that Messrs. Con
ger and Rockhill moved with deliber
ation and acted as a restraining influ
ence in the matter of punishment, for
not only were these lives saved, but,
under their influence, the whole list
of capital punishments was reduced
from 10 to four, and mitigation of
other offenses was obtained.
YUKON GOLD SHIPMENTS.
Five Million Dollars Have
Been Sent to the
Outside This Year.
Seattle, July 18.—Advices from
Dawson under date of June 28 state
that the gold shipments to the out
side this year have amounted to $5,-
000,000 to date. Over $3,000,000 of
this sum went down the Yukon and
is going out by way of St. Michael
and the remainder has gone up the
river. The Bank of British North
America is this year shipping down
the Yukon, and the Canadian Bank
of Commerce is shipping in the oppo
These are the only
two banks doing business in the camp.
Individuals taking out dust nearly all
go by the upper river route. Seattle,
as in the previous years, is this year
the destination of the greater portion
of the gold.
The Alaska Pacific Express is the
only express company in the field,
and is taking out practically all the
shipments of consequence by the up
per rivor. It ships on the White Pass
& Y’ukon Railroad Company’s steam
The express rate from Dawson
to Seattle, on individual shipments
above $1,000 in value, is \ of 1 per
cent. Banks are given lower rates.
This charge covers insurance in full
against loss by sea, river steamer or
robbery, in other words, the full jour
ney from Dawson to Seattle.
rate on individual shipments last year
was Ji of 1 per cent higher than this
News has just been brought from
the mouth of the Hootalinqua river
by steamer that a placer strike has
been made on Lake creek, tributary
to Lake Teslin, the source of the
Hootalinqua. No particulars have
been received here as to the nature
of the diggings or the amount of gold
Hams, potatoes, cream, and all
kinds of fruit are selling in Dawson
at exceedingly low rates, and traders
are losing money. Cherries, peaches,
apples and other fresh fruits are plen
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 18.—The
strike order of President Mulcahey,
of the Stationary Firemen’s associa
tion of Pennsylvania, was promptly
obeyed at 7 o’clock this morning,
when 900 members of the organiza
tion in this state refused to go to
work. Most of the strikers are em
ployed as firemen at the coal mines,
and their failure to report for duty
caused nearly all the collieries in the
anthracite region to suspend opera
tions, throwing out of work, it is esti
mated, 30,000 men and boys.
of the individual coal operators con
ceded the demands of the employes
on the condition that the short-lkour
day was not to hold if the men em
ployed by the big companies did not
get the same concession.
coal companies, however, did not
make any concessions. The officials
claimed that the demands of the men
The strikers held a meeting in this
city shortly before noon.
were received from all districts, and
they showed that the strike fiom
Pittston to Shickshinney, in Luzerne
county was general, and that the coal
companies were unable to secure new
men to take the places of the strik
ers. The best they could do, it was
said, was to press foremen and fire >
bosses into the service.
This was :
done at a great many of the mines. |
The strikers claim that the engineers |
Picking Plant Burned.
are friendly to them and that they
Wichita, Kan., July 18. — Th«
will not work with non union men.
At the headquarters of the oper-| packing plant of Jacob Dold fc Sons,
ators it was claimed that the demand of this city, was totally destroyed by
There were four
of the strikers would not be enter fire this morning.
tained. The duration of the strike large buildings. It is estimated that
will depend on the miners.
If they 7,000,000 pounds of meat in process
stand by the striking firemen the of preparation were destroyed. The
lockout may be a long one, but if the loss is estimated at $1,000,000, insur
miners return to work as soon as the ance about $400,000. One wall fell,
companies fill the places of the strik injuring four men, but not fatally.
ers, the strike will be lost to the fire-1 It is said that the plant will be re
men. It is known that there is much built at once. The fire originated in
friction between the United Mine the lardhouse and is thought to have
workers and the firemen. The miners been spontaneous combustion.
think that the strike is inopportune
Ths King's New Title.
and that the firemen should have:
waited until April next, when the j New York, July 18.—Large num
present agreement between the oper bers of letters have l>een received re
ators and miners will expire, before garding the proposed extension of the
making their demands.
king's title, according to the London
correspondent of the Times. The
Lynched for a Trival Cauta.
addition which seems to find most
New Orleans, July 18. — Louis favor is “Sovereign Lord of Canada,
Thompson, a Negro, was lynched Australia and South Africa.” Sev
near Girard. La., last night by a mob eral correspondents suggested that the
composed of white men. Thompson’s two sons of the Duke of Cornwall and
offense was the stealing of a bottle of York should be created Prince of
Australia and Prince of Canada.
Rancher Murdered for Money.
Rushing Stock to Market.
Cody, Woy., July 18.—The body of
Samuel Carlson, a ranchman, resid
ing at the Natural Corral, 20 miles
from Cody, has been found some dis
tance from his cabin, with a bullet
wound in the shoulder and the face
crushed and beaten.
In his cabin '
evidences of a struggle were found,
and a considerable amount of money |
which Carlson was known to possess
Carlson had not been
seen alive for two weeks.
Kansas City, July 18. — Because of
the drought in the Southwest, which
is causing farmers to rush their stock
to market to save it, the record re
ceipts here were again oroken today,
when 31,500 head of hogs were re
ceived at the local stockyards.
hogs received from the Southwest
have been of common grade, averag
ing 15 pounds lighter than the gen
hint riPfflih rm
Coal Operators Continue Work
DIED AT CRAIGSIDE.
General Butterfield Succumbed to a Long III.
new—Paralyzed for Months.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., July 18.—
General Daniel Butterfield died at his
ing Many Mines.
1 home, Craigside, at Cold Springs, at
8:30 last night. He had been in very
UNION SYMPATHY FROM OTHER POINTS
poor 1 eilth for a year or more and
I had been in a condition of semi
The Men Ar« Not Discouraged, and Declare
paralysis for some time.
He Left a
Painting Farm Kiilldlna«.
Their Ranks Are Being Steadily In
> Souie one lias said that "paint and
widow but no children.
creased and Strengthened.
The general came to Cold Springs ' putty are like charity, they cover up a
much impaired in health. Six weeks multitude of sins,” or faults would
ago he had a stroke of apoplexy in have been a tietter word, as uot all
Wilkesbarre, la., July 22 —More New York.
Last week he gave di faults deserve to be called sins. When
mines were in operation and more rections to his wife to obtain permis the spring rains are over, and the wood
coal was hoisted in the Wyoming sion from the secretary of war to have Is dry. but before the tiles get pleuty.
valley today than on any day since his body interred in the military Is a good time to palut farm buildings,
the stationary fireman’s strike began. cemetery at West Point. At first it carts and tools. It Is not necessary
In the face of this change in the was thought permission could not l>e to have a skilled painter to do all this If
situation the strikers are by no means granted, but later word came that it economy is to be studied. The ready
discouraged. In an official statement had been, and, on receiving the news, mixed paints, properly used, will last
issued this afternoon it is declared the feeble old man expressed his sat- us long, look as well, and preserve the
that in the upjter anthracite region [ isfaction.
wood as well as those mixed by the
there is a greater number of mines
Daniel Butterfield was born in painter, and any hired man or smart
idle than yesterday.
The statement Utica, N. Y., October 31, 1831, and boy can soon learn to spread them, not
was graduated at Union in 1849. He as well as the man who learned the
“In compliance with the order of was a colonel of the Twelth New trade, but well enough to cover the
the United Mineworkers of America York militia when the Civil war be buildings. When we first tried such a
to firemen of their organization to gan. On the enlargement of the reg Job we received these directions which
return to work, but few have com ular army he was commissioned col helped us much: "Keep the paint well
plied, and there is a steady increase onel and appointed brigadier general mixed, do uot get too much on the
to their ranks.
We hope to have of volunteers September 7, 1861. He brush, and carry the hand steadily In
complete organization of the entire became major general of volunteers a straight line.’* Begin on something
A noticeable attitude is November 29, 1862, was made colonel or some old building where looks Is not
that of the mineworkers throughout of the Fifth infantry in the regular J very Important, and a considerable im
the upper region in their sympathetic army July 1, 1863, and was breveted provement will be seen lu the workman
stand in our l>ehalf. From Hazleton, brigadier and major general, U. 8. A., ship after even a day’s practice, and
Shamokin and Mount Carmel region for gallant and meritorous conduct. when a second coat is put on it should
the men are fast organizing and will He Berved after the war as adperin- be smooth enough to hide the defects
respond to the call to a man.”
tendent of the general recruiting ser of the first attempt. Most of the ready
vice of the United States army, with mixed paints are Improved by the addi
ONE YEAR OF OCCUPATION.
headquarters in New York, and in tion of a little more oil and turpentine,
command of forces in New York har at least toward the bottom of the can,
Pekin Will Be Given Back to the Chinese
bor from 1865 till 1869, when he re- as but few will keep them sufficiently
Authorities August 1J.
I signed from the army and was ap well stirred.—American Cultivator.
Washington,, July 22. — Commis pointed head of the sub treasury of
sioner Rockhill has cabled the state the United States at New York.
Reliable Farm tUphnn.
departnment the following state Since leaving this position he has
A correspondent of the Ohio Farmer
ment of the present status of the ne been connected with the Ameircan describes n siphon which he made him
gotiations at Pekin:
self, of three-quarter-inch galvanized
“The diplomatic corps at Pekin is
pipe. It lifts the wa
engaged in considering the Russian CONGESTION AT ST. MICHAEL. ter. he says, 18 to 22
proposals for the eventual increase of
the tariff (maritime customs).
A Yukor.tr> Much Relieved by the Arrival of the from a well and de
solution of the problem is hoped for.
livers it Into a water
The indemnity, fixed at 450,000,000
ing trough something
taels and 4 per cent interest, has been
Seattle, July 19.—The steamship like 100 yards from
formally accepted and Japan has Portland arrived in port at 1:30 yes and (IJi feet below
waived preferential treatment. The terday morning, bringing news of the water level of
formal surrender of Pekin to the Chi
the well. It works
nese is expected to take place on Au awful ice fields and a great conges as well at 22 feet
The date mentioned is tion of people at St. Michael, which from top. but not
the anniversary of the relief of the le- was relieved by her arrival at the quite as fast as at 18
gationeis by the international forces. mouth of the Yukon, followed by
The Russian proposal referred to is other craft. The Portland took two feet. The one thing
understood, in substance, to lie an weeks —June 20 to July 4—to reach that la indispensable
increase from 5 per cent to 10 per St. Michael from Nome. She plowed
cent of the customs duties which through vast ice floes, and June 24
the Chinese government may collect was within eight miles of St. Michael,
at the ports from foreign countries. only to put out to sea again.
It is further understood that the in report from St. Michael was to the
crease is not to take effect at once effect that 1,500 Yukon men and
and perhaps not at all.
It will de women had been at that port for three
pend upon the resources of China weeks waiting for the first steamer.
under the existing system.
This So scarce did provisions become that
proposition is believed to be much these were living for a long time on
a farm sipnox.
less objectionable to Great Britain one meal a day.
There is a great
and Japan, as well as to the United rush down the Yukon from as far up toslphon water this height Is a valve at
States, than the original proposition as Dawson for Nome, and a big ferry A to close and bold water in pipe while
to make an absolute and immediate business will be done during the sum tilling. This valve is similar to the
increase of the cistoms duties to the mer between those ports. The Port lower valve in a suction pump; Just tits
land took 400 pasesngers from St. In a three-quarter-inch coupling, and
Michael to Nome. The river steamer admits a full strenrn when open.
City of Paris was carried out from the
The lower end nt B is handled ns n
mouth or the Yukon by the ice Hoes feed pipe from stornge tank, with a
Postmasters Notified of « Change in Second-
and was lost for a time on Behring float valve. Have a plug, C, outside, to
sea. The steamships Portland and connect with a hose. At the top have
Washington, July 22.—Third As Dora went out after her, but she a short piece of pipe bent down at
sistant Postmaster General Madden finally managed to put back under eltUer side of the tee, E, K. to Insure
has issued a circular notice to all her own steam, making port June 28. I) being the highest point In the pipe
postmasters calling esjiecial attention
from well to trough. At the upper hole
to the order promulgated recently,
HALF A CROP IS CERTAIN.
at I) have a piece of pipe, G, say three
making radical changes in the kind
feet long, with good-sized holes at F, F.
of publications allowed admission as Reins in the Corn Belt Came Before It Wat Have the pipe Inclosed as the core to
second-class mail matter.
chamber C, I.; chamber made of heavy
that postmasters may be held on
copper soldered to pipe above and be
their official bonds for revenue lost to
Topeka, Kan., July 19.—The rains low F, F. Have pipe threa la protrud
the department through improper that have fallen in Kansas last night ing at II so as to connect a three-quar-
application or faulty administration and today have practically assured a ter-ineb steam valve 8. This Is safer
of these regulations. The pound rate
and more convenient than a plug. Have
of postage, it says, is a special privi corn yield of at least 50,000,000 bush a bit of threaded pipe screwed into top
lege at the public expense and the de els, and the yield may lie even greater. of valve, T, with enough threads, say
partment will restrict the privilege to The state is under the influence of a one Inch, protruding to screw on a fun
those publictaions which are fairly low barometric condition, and more nel. R. Our chamber Is three feet of
within the contemplation of the laws rain is expected tonight. Corres three-inch pipe connected by graduates
and properly meet the requirements. pondents in numerous Kansas towns, at H and I), but they are not kept ex
Owing to the material changes of in reporting rains, say that the sky is cept at the large plumbing shops and
practice which will l>e necessary by overcast with clouds tonight, and the chamber is not as I would like.
some publishers and news agents, the that more rain within a few hours is The chamber should bold three or four
department, where it is inequitable, certain. The drought in Kansas has gallons nnd then the siphon will run
will not enforce the new regulations been broken, and with it has gone the for two weeks or more with one filling.
immediately, but will in no case ex excessive hot spell. It is the opinion
To fill siphon, close valve B first,
tend the time beyond October 1, 1901. among those who have been watching then till funnel, It; next open valve 8
the weather conditions that the sea and weight of water in pipe will close
The Dragon Has Left
son will be more favorable to crops valve A. You cannot pump air out at
London, July 22.—A high official from now on. Good rains are report valve 8 or B. Siphon runs about four
in Pekin who claims the power of ed tonight over portions of Eastern gallons per minute with 6J4 feet bead
divination, says a dispatch to the and Central Kansas, and in each case I below water level, with valve B wide
Standard from Tien Tsin, has notified is mentioned the fact that the rain is I open.
the Chinese court that thedragon has not through with yet.
MKk from Farrow Cows.
Secretary Coburn, of the Kansas
left the capital, and that, consepuent-
The milk of cows that have long
ly, it is impossible for the court to board of agriculture, is enthusiastic
over the result of the rain.
Mr. Co- i passed the season of greatest produc
burn has been optimistic all along as tion. which Is soon after farrowing. Is
to the ultimate outcome of the much richer In buter fats than that
Water for Suffering Indians.
Phoenix, Aril., July 22. — The drought, saying there was not the which the same cows give soon after
Un:ted States district court took sum- ' least cause for alarm, as Kansas could dropping their calves, says an ex
mary steps to relieve the condition ot well take care of herself. He is sure change. If they had not been bred, the
the suffering Pima and Maricopa that the corn yield will reach at least milk also usually contains more of the
Indians when it granted an injunc half a crop if the present very favor albuminoids also. For this reason It is
harder to digest, and, as cows’ milk is
tion restraining the canal owners able weather conditions continue.
at best unsuited to the stomach of a
above the reservation from taking
young Infant, that from new milk
Crushed By « Chain.
water from the river and thus depriv
ing the Indians of their water supply. | , Cleveland, July 19.— A chain cows, where procurable, 1« always to
The action is of much impbrtance weighing four tons fell on six men at *
1 be preferred. The milk of the cow Is
in that it will give the Indians water the Westinghouse Electric Company’s too rich In fats, causing the Infant to
enough to prevent a famine, which works this afternoon. One man was throw It up soon after taking a quan
caused such disaster among them last killed and five others are badly in tity. It may be Improved by diluting
it with warm water made quite sweet
with pure sugar. Even farrow cows’
milk thus prepared may be used with
Trainmen Fled From Mexico.
FUherriMn'i Strike Ended.
safety If the infant Is obliged to suck
Vancouver, B. C., July 22.—The
ican train crew on the Mexican Cen It through a tube, through which It can
strike of the salmon fishermen against tral Railroad has just reached this only get a small amount at a time.
the Fraser river canners has been city, haivng fled from the republic to
The White Orsh,
adjusted, the Vancouver board of the north in consequence of accident- i
trade having acted as mediator. It ally running over and killing a Mexi- 1 The white grub, which often In a dry
has been agreed that the fishermen can. The accident happened below season eats off the roots of the grass
shall receive 12'$ cents per fish for Torreon, Mex.
A freight in an iso- ; and corn, and will eat almost any root
one-quarter of the entire pack and lated a pot ran over a peon, killing the which Is not too bard. Is the larva of
10 cents for the remainder of the man instantly.
In Mexico the kill- 1 what Is known as the June beetlepin
pack. The union mtn began fishing ing of a native by a train is as mueb i and farther South as the May beetle.
It often Is so abundant as to make it
• crim« as murder.
necessary to plow up tiehls where they
have destroyed all the grans. and even
then It Is difficult to de-troy the grub.
But we have seen it stated that the
beetle, though It tiles mostly by night.
Is a leaf-eating Insect, and where the
trees are sprayed with arsenites many
of them are killed. As on« of tt.elr fa
vorite foods Is the leaf of the hickory
tree, that should be sprayed regularly
each year.—American Cultivator.
Coon for Yonnte Ch c^c
In raising young chicks half the bat
tle Is In keeping them well protected
from damp weather, und yet giving
them an ubundance of air for proper
ventilation. The coop Illustrated has
been thoroughly tested. It Is built of
matched boards, and raised two Inches
from the ground by nailing cleats two
Inches thick around the bottom edges.
GOOD COOP FOR CHICKS.
The front is hinged, and during the day
Is used as a feeding board for both th«
chicks and the mother ben. At ulghL
and when cold and stormy, the front Is
closed over the slats and fastened with
a button. In the top front of the coop
holes are bored, which provide amplo
ventilation. The form of the house
may be as the builder wills, although
the shape shown Is less expensive than
the gable roof, and If matched boards
are used, as advised, will be quite as
Care of Teams.
It will soon be time to start the mow
ing machines at work, and possibly
many have doue so already, although
the grass has not matured as early as
It does In some seasons. It is a satis
faction to watch the grass fall before
the rapidly playing knives, and to feel
that the horses are doing the work so
much faster and better than It used to
be done by hand labor. How we used
to sweat and swelter in haying time,
and how often we used to ueed to
quench our thirst as we came to the
end of the swath, some with water and
some with more potent beverages. Now
the man on the machine does not per
spire as much, or need to drink as of
ten. and we fear that he sometimes for
gets that the animals which are doing
the hard labor for him also need to
quench their thirst more frequently
than they would If quietly standing In
a well-ventilated stable. They should
not be expected to keep busily at work
for more than five hours at a time, and
they will do that much more comfort
ably If they are given a half-pallful of
water about twice In that time. Take
a cask and bucket nlong to the field If
the watering place Is not handy, and
offer them water occasionally.—Massa
V’uytng Worn-Out Farm«,
Nine men out of ten who have passed
through the struggles of handling a
worn-out farm, paying Interest on a
mortgage and getting from It a living
for a family, would certainly advlae
the young farmer against taking such
a farm. Except In rare cases, the best
profits from farming come from the
small farm so manipulated that each
foot of ground yields the largest possi
ble results..and, many times, more than
one crop. With this sort of farming
there can be a concentration of cnpltal,
energy and materials not possible with
one who feels It necessary to buy a
Mines For Farm Horse«.
Farm horses should go barefooted
until there Is a necessity for shoeing
to preserve the hoof. Like farm boys,
they should wear no shoes except on
sjieclal occasions until they are about
14 years old. Many horses can serve a
lifetime on the farm without being
Don’t begrudge robin a few cherries.
No weeds are more Injurious than
Anybody can raise stra wberrtea—
with a spoon.
An ounce of cultivation Is worth a
pound of manure.
Berries well picked and packed are
well received In market
Do not let the wheat and rye get
dead ripe before harvesting.
Even a nice, refined girl may bav« a
rough chap on her bands.
Do your pears crack ? The remedy la
to spray with Bordeaux mixture. Do
Just as like as not your lima bean
poles are too long. It makes the vines
tired to climb so high.
Spray the grafts Just put In; often
they do not start off well on account
of fungi, which Bordeaux mixture will
Don't wait until your plants are bad
ly injured by plant lice before apply
ing tbe kerosene emulsion or tobacco
For late sugar corn for the tabla,
plant the last week of June or In July
up to tbe Fourth. Such late corn al
ways meets a ready sale In market.
Borers should be bunted for. Gum
exuding at the root of peach trees Is a
sure sign of tbelr presence. Dig them
out with a knife, or kill them with a
piece of wire.