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JAPS ON A STRIKE
ON AMUI ISLAND, NEAR HONOLU
LU-ARE IN CONTROL.
Two Thousand Three Hundred Jap
anese Strikers Show Violent Mood —
Had Made Long List of remands
Which Were Rejected—Were Paid
Off and Trouble Began Immediately.
Honolulu, May it. Mobl of the
yfhite population at Lahaina, on tin;
ml of .Maui, Including the militia,
are prisoners in the courthouse sur
rounded by Japanese laborers. One
Japanese was killed and two weir
wounded by the plantation police dur
ing an attack on a plantation mill.
The entire 2300 Japanese laborers
on the island arc bow on atrlke, and
iitt showing a violent mood. The
steamer Kinau left Honolulu this af
ternoon, taking national guard com
pany F, consisting of 30 men, com
manded iiy Captain Johnson, and 40
armed Honolulu police under High
Sheriff Henry, to the scene of the
Outcome of a Strike.
The strike started a week ago on
the Walluku plantation on the other
side of Maul from Lahaina. The Jap
anese made a long list, of demands,
among them being the discharge of
the head overseer. All the demands
were rejected. On Friday the strike
spread to the Pioneer plantation. The
plantation Immediately began paying
off the striking Japanese, who then
commenced to stone the mill and re
sisted all efforts of the mounted police
to drive them away. The Maul militia,
which was called out, restored order
Clash With Authorities.
Everything was peaceful late Satur
day when the island steamer Kinau
left, but soon after the steamer's de
parture a clash between the Japanese
and the plantation police occurred, in
which shooting took place, and re
sulted in a general outbreak and the
Imprisonment of the whites and the
militia in the courthouse by the Jap
Wireless messages were sent to
Honolulu asking for aid. A tug was
also sent through fear that the wire
less telegraph was not working. The
secretary of the Japanese consul ac
companied the force on the steamer
Kinau. He will try to pacify the strik
The entire remaining police force of
Honolulu is on duty at the police
station tonight under Deputy Sheriff
Rawlings, although there are no signs
of trouhle on this island.
Peaceful Settlement Expected.
A wireless telegram from Lahania
at 0 o'clock tonight said that the situa
tion was improved. Monday the Jap
anese laborers quieted down and
agreed to resume work next Wednes
day. A peaceful settlement of the trou-
bio is expected. A message to the
Japanese consul states that the strik
ers were visiting the home of the
Japanese contractor when the police
Interfered and shot three of them.
Hackfleld & Co., the local agents of
the plantation, sent a message to the
plantation asking who shot the Japan
ese and received the reply that the
men who did the shooting were in
charge of Sheriff Baldwin, it was fur
ther Stated that the Japanese were at
tacking the contractor at his home.
ZION CITY IN MEXICO.
Dowie and Son Negotiate for a
, Gladstone Dowie, son of the prophet
John Alexander Dowie, and Judge
Barnes, a legal adviser, are in Mexico
City completing details for the taking
over of a large tract of land for the
purpose of establishing a colony in
Mexico similar to that at Zion City,
In an Interview Mr. Dowie said:
"We have secured an option on one
of the Qonzalea haciendas, embracing
70ft.000 acres of territory, in the Itate
of Tamaulipas, We are also iit-u'ni lat
ins to acquire farming lands, making
a total of one million acres. The pa
in dosing the deal have been sign
ed by the /.ion agents and Lieutenant
Colonel Gonsalei, the owner of tlie
hacienda, and in a f< w weeks we will
b< gin the active work of establishing
Port Arthur Was Defenseless.
St. Petersburg.— The commission in
\< itigating the surrender of Port
Arthur has finished the first half of
its labors. The investigation of the
documentary evidence presented by
General Stoessel in his own defense
tended to show that the fortress at the
outbreak of the war was nearly de
fenseless, without supplies or cash.
Professor John C. Oisen of the
Brooklyn Polytechnic institute reports
4,000,000 bacteria in one sample of
milk bought In Brooklyn.
A Michigan society has been form
pd at Boise.
The preparatory department of the
University of Idaho won the cham
pionship of the Inland Empire Inter
scholastic Debate league by defeating
Walla Walla high school in the final
debate- of the season.
Citizens of Kendrick have commenc
ed agitation for a Fourth of July C( le
The camp of Spanish war veterans
it Boise has elected Harry Worthman
The Wardner schools closed the
year last week, but there were no
-■losing exercises on accouni of there
being no graduating class, and the
eparation of the various rooms, due
to 'lie burning of the school building
Idaho bonds, bearing 4 per cent, in
terest, authorized by the eighth legis
lature to the amount of $460,600, were
Bold in (lie competitive market for a
premium of $15,199. The bonds were
purchased by McDonald, McCoy & Co.,
E Chicago, who bid $475,099 for the
Taking the Snake river valley as a
whole, fruit men look for a good aver
age yield of fruit. Certain varieties
in some parts of the valley are dam
aged as a result of the cold weather
last winter, but this damage does not
extend over a very large area.
Montana's wool clip for tins season
will aggregate slightly more than 42,
--000.000 pounds, and of this amount
more than 25,000,000 pounds have
been contracted for on the sheepsT
hacks at prices averaging about 21
cents a pound, it la estimated that
there are 7,O(iO.0OO sheep in Montana
and the average clip will he about six
pounds. Thus Montana sheepmen will
realize close to $9,(100.000 for wool
alone, and as the price for mutton is
above the usual figure, the year will
be one of the most prosperous in the
history of the state so far as sheep
men are concerned.
Sim Ooode, the 11 year old son of
John Ooode, was instantly killed at
I'.'lt. a coal mining town. 28 miles
from Great Falls, He was run over
by a coal train and his head and right
arm cut off.
On the ground that the antitrust law
of Montana is unconstitutional Judge
Henry C. Smith in the district court
at Helena sustained the demurrer to
the information in the criminal pro
ceedings instituted against five Chi
cago packing houses. M. s. Qunn of
Helena, representing the defendants,
presented the demurrer, and after
hearing arguments the court sustain
ed it. The state will appeal.
Jerry Slattery, charged with the
murder of Patrick Maloney, secured a
change of venue to Lewis and Clark
county. Juries disagreed in two trials
of his case in Rutte.
David Eccles, a capitalist of Ogden,
Utah, who is Interested in sugar beet
factories at La Grande, Ore., and
Raymond, Alta., has announced the
intention of building a factory at Kal-
Ispell, so as to be ready for the next
year's crop. Guarantees of 4000 acres
of beets are required.
Arthur Barnard, aged 14, was drown
ed in the Missouri river about two
miles above Great Falls. In company
with another boy. he was fishing from
a boat and stood up in the boat, lost
his balance and fell into the water.
The body lias not been recovered.
Erret L, Smith, for ten years In the
employ of the Bank of Fergus county,
is under arrest charged with grand
larceny. His accounts are short about
$700, it is alleged.
St. Petersburg, May 25. —The'news
from the front continues to point to the
proximity of lighting on a large scale
Lieutenant (ieneral Linevitoh sent
Lieutenant General Rennenkampff'a
Cossaok ou a daring expedition around
Field Marshal Oyama's left. Rennen
k.imptY succeeded in getting to the rear
of the Japanese, but paid dearly, his
Cossaoks being badly cut up.
Many betters that General Llnevitoh
is tryiu^ to take the offensive out of
Marshal Oyama'a hands. The latter
has made all preparations against the
possible Interruption of his communioa
tions and the cessation of transport
■ervioe from the Japanese ports. All
reinforcements available and immense
quantities of provisions and munitions
of war have been landed at Yinkow
and Dalny since Vice Admiral Rojest*
renskj appeared in the straits of Ma
Newspaper correspondents at the
front are prevented by the ceusor from
telegraphing any Intelligent view of
the situationn, and this has always
been the precursor of important devel
opments. Generl Liuevitoh has takeu
fur greater precautions than did Gen
eral Kuroptkin to prevent his plans
It is stated that General Linevitch
gas demanded the reoall of General
Jap Laborers Are on Strike.
Honolulu. —Over 100 Japanese labor
ers on the Pioneer plantation, on the
island of Maul, have gone on strike
for increased wages. There are indi
cations that the strike will spread. The
Maul militia, consisting of one com
pany, has been called out.
A BIG LAND BATTLE
GENERAL LINEVITCH REPORTS AN
ENGAGEMENT IS ON.
Their Position Strongly Entrenched —
They Have Been Able to Keep Back
the Japs—Field Marshal Oyama
Bringing Heavy Artillery—A Gen
eral Assault Expected.
St. Petersburg, .May 2:'.—Advices
have been received by the general
t from Genera] Linevitch stating
that a general engagement is in pro
gress all along the line of the Rus
sian left flank and that two divisions
arc engaged with the Japanese.
The Russian position is a strongly
entrenched one and up to the present
they have been able to hold their
own and beat back the repeated as
saults of the Japanese.
I'll to nightfall Sunday the Russian
casualties were estimated at 500 and
those of the Japanese at about thrice
that number. The Japanese, accord
ing to the report, are moving against
the entire Russian iine, although up to
the present the fighting has been con
fined to the left. As Oyama has mov
ed quantities of heavy artillery into
position, it is expected the general as
sault will not be much longer delayed.
Cannonading at Sea.
Hongkong, May 21. —The steamer
Arabia, which arrived here Sunday
night, reports having heard heavy can
nonading off Pedro Blanco rocks, 50
miles to the eastward of Hongkong.
Whether it was occasioned by war
ships nt target practice or was an
encounter between Russian and Jap
anese vessels is not known. It is rum
ored in official circles that the Rus
sian Baltic fleet, comprising 40 arm
ored vessels, has successfully navi
gated the Bashic channel. This report
is also unconfirmed. If true it is most
important, as it indicates that the
Russians have skillfully eluded Togo
and are in the Pacific ocean.
The Basblc channel, lying as it does,
directly south of Formosa and sup
posed to be guarded by the Japanese
Meet, offered Rojestvensky an open
route to the Pacific ocean, where he
would be safe from attack by the
Japanese torpedo craft. This latter re
port has created a sensation, and, if
true, will redound immensely to the
credit of Rojestvensky.
Manilla, May 2f>. —There is an un
confirmed rumor here that the Russian
Baltic fleet under Rojestvensky jjand
the Japanese fleet under Togo have
met south of Formosa and that the
Japanese were defeated.
J. II .Mcßain of Colorado Springs,
Col., who on April 9 shot and killed
the Trost brothers at West Grossman,
has been found guilty of murder in the
second degree at Enterprise.
Operations at the Cornucopia mines
of Oregon properties at Cornucopia
were resumed Tuesday, Pierre Hum
bert, the noted mining engineer of San
Francisco, is in charge.
Grover Martin, who shot and killed
O. M. Preston at Preewater, has boon
charged with murder in the first de
gree, in be held without ball to ap
pear before the next term of the cir
C. J. Mills, live stock agent for tho
o. R. & x.. estimates that :r,0,000
beep will be Bent away from the
Oregon ranges this yoar.
For the 10th annual pioneer reun
ion to be held at Weston June 2-3, the
committee reports arrangements for
the host program ever presented to
the visitors on such an occasion.
Among the exhibits of interest at
Oregon's gnat fair are the following:
Mimic naval battles and life saving
drills on scale as carried on in the
coast life saving service.
Government building occupying lo
acres and main building providing ov
er 100,000 square feet of floor space.
The government will show the pro*
cess of coining money—from smelting
to stamping current coins on the big
A grand display of the United States
navy, with models of fighting ma
chines, to date, and also actual pro
to-types In the harbor.
Through the threatened spread of
the striike to all lumber dealers, every
branch of the building industry is ap
parently paralyzed in Chicago. There
are only 800 teamsters employed by the
lumber firms, but so close are the rela
tions betweten them and several unions
of men engaged in the hauling build
ing material that the walkout of the
lumber teamsters will lead to strikes in
nearly every department of the build
ing industry. i
DEADLY WORK OF CRAZY NEGRO
Held Back a Whole Town—Finally He
Killed Deputy Sheriff.
Owensboro, Ky., May 94 — Bob
Shaw, a negro, supposedly insane, has
killed one man and wounded seven
men in the past 24 hours near Wait
men. The body of the dead man lies
in front of Shaw's house and the negro
continues to defy the officers who are
seeking to arrest him.
William C. Browu, a deputy sheriff,
In the afternoon Shaw was terroris
ing the community around Waitnu'ii
and an appeal was sent to this city for
help, and a posse was at once formed,
but as soon h they approached the mad
man's house, he opened fire. Marshal
Watson was shot in the face and De
puty Marshal Jackson in the back.
Others wounded were Dr. 0. H. Plitt
on the hand; a boy named Howard
and a. boy named Pelly, in the legs.
In the morning a posse headed by
the Sheriff went to the scene and found
Shaw sitting 011 the porch of his house,
but the negro opened fire, wounding
James Ford and John Robinson. He
apparntly only shot small shot which
saved the lives of those he aimed at.
Shaw was shot at twice. He hud two
cvolvrrs, but announced that lie would
save them for work at close range.
A great crowd gat tiered arouud the
ouse, keeping a safe distance away.
lv the afternoon Will Brown, a deputy
sheriff, of Hancock councy, volunteer
od to go to the house and take Shaw.
When within 15 feet of Shaw the crazy
man fired, blowing Brown's head com
At (> o'clock in the evening a mob of
men and boys surrounded Shaw's
house and set it on fire. Shaw remain
ed in the house and burning as long an
he could stand the heat and finally
leaped out and tried to escaped. Near
ly 100 shots were fired, and Shaw's
body was riddled with bullets.
Cut off by Japs
Tokio, May 85. —It is rumored here
that Vladivostok h;is been cut off by
the Japanese, who have succeeded in
severing the railroad. Many of the
Japanese claim that the fortified city
is isolated. It is Known that .Japanese
detachments have been working toward
the railroad that connects Harbin with
Vladivostok, and it is believed they
have accomplished their purpose.
President Roosevelt has reiterated
his intention to call congress iv extra
session on October lfi next, to consider
railroad rate regulation legislation.
It is reported at Tokio that a junk
filled with Russian officers has beeu
captured. It is presumed that they
were making a reconnaissance from
Miss Charity Pauline Ankeny,
daughter of Senator and Mrs. Ankeny,
died recently at the University hospit
al of Philadelphia of kidney trouble
superinduced by an operation.
The boiler of an engine standing
near the Hocking Valley railroad
roundhouse, Columbus. Ohio, exploded
recently and killed six workmen. The
engine was being tested for its first run
after rebuilding. Four other engines
Standing near were wrecked.
By a decision of the court of ap
peals handed down recently in the case
of the United States against Senator
W. A. Clark of Montana, involving
title to large tracts of timber land iv
Western Montana, Senator Clark's title
to tho lands in question is found to be
valid and his patents stand.
Frank Mess, a farmer living eight
miles northeast of Mead, Wash., was
instantly killed in a runaway while re
turning to his home from Spokane.
Mrs. .Taints Brown Potter,theaotreat
is said to be without funds.
John (iray, a logger of Drury inlet,
B. C., was fatally injured recently by
having one of his legs torn off at the
thigh in a logging accident.
It is stated that Charles Sweeny of
Bpokane, Wash., is to be selected the
next bpresident of the Amalgamated
While catching in a game of base
ballin Brooklyn James Mills, a youth,
was Initantlyfkilled by a pitched ball
which struck him between the eyes.
The following notice was recently
posted on the (ioldfield Bank & Trust
company: "This bank will be closed
until a meeting of the directors can be
Carry Russian Supplies.
Hongkong— According to informa
tion received here the 150 deeply la
don junks (presumably loaded with
provisions for the Russian fleet) that
were sighted May 16 twenty miles off
Cape St. John by a correspondent who
proceeded from here to Kwangchau
bay, north of the island of Hainan,
have left the vicinity of Cape St. John
and, it Is added, are presumably seek
ing to effect a junction with Admiral
I <Dopul^^cience • I
The risk of gangrene from carbolU
acid dressings is not generally appre
ciated by physicians, in the view of
Dr. G. E. Shoemaker. Harm does not
usually follow the applications, but ono
author has found recorded ]',V 2 cases of
gangrene from dilute solutions of l to
B per cent applied for about twenty
four hours. The effect is usually pro
duced without pain.
The recent development of rlce-cul
ture into one of the leading Industries
Of the Gulf States has established the
fact that American rice is of a very
high grade. Proof is furnished from
Cuba, where rice is eaten at every
nicni, and where the American prod
uct has already won the reputation of
being superior in richness of flavor and
in nutritive quality to the rice of India,
China or Japan.
one or the disadvantages of wooden
bobbins in spinning and weaving mills
is the irregularity in their revolution
during damp weather, when the wood
is swollen with moisture, which results
in frequent breaking of the threads
Recently, in some European mills, alu
minum bobbins have been substituted
for the wooden ones, with many ad
rantages. The metal not only Is not
affected by changes of humidity, but i»
Ughter than the wood formerly em
ployed in making gbobblns, and this re.
suits in a swifter movement of the
machinery without increase of motlvf
The pbttits used ns substitutes for
aoap havi» been Investigated by L. Ko
sentbaler, These are especially nu
merous among the leguminous plains.
with albiczia and acacia at the head
of the list. The roots and root stalks
and bulbs are mostly used, then the
bark, and sometimes the leaves and
fruit. An East Indian plant supplies
blossoms that may be employed. The
cleansing property of the plants seems
to be due to saponine, and to depend
•jpon the production by this substance
of very finely divided particles in the
form of fin emulsion. The vegetable
soap is claimed to have the advantage
that —being neutral or slightly acid-
It contains no free alkali to injure col
ore. It is stated that one plant alone
—musa paradislea—has sap containing
sodium oleate, and that it serves as
soap without containing saponine.
A new application of the phono
graph has been found In the Psycho
logical Laboratory of Cornell Univer
sity. Hitherto, in testing degrees of
deafness, the human voice has gener
ally been regarded as furnishing the
most useful standard, but a great
source of irregularity In the results is
the difficulty of standardizing the tests.
Owing to the natural variety among
voices, it has been Impossible to obtain
a common unit of measurement. Re
cent improvements in phonograph con
struction, however, offer si solution of
this difficulty. A permanent record on
a hard cylinder furnishes a test which
can be reproduced at will in any place,
the same voice being always beard.
The pitch and the Intensity can bo
easily controlled, and it is possible by
means of duplicate ear-tubes to ex
amine several persons simultaneously.
Sohlier Is a II «1 Husband.
Divorces in the I'nited States ;in»
on the increase, according to figures
published by tin- census bureau. The
latest, show Uiat live out of VYi'Vy
1.000 men married are living in a state
The census returns disprove the
theory that early marriage leads often*
est to divorce. a note of warning is
also sounded to women who persist
In marrying men of the roving class,
who enter on inatrimoar late in life,
and for the guidance of those wlw
ought to know it is figured out in cold
and passionless statUtici of just what
classes of employment men are most
frequently seen in the divorce courts.
Census figures on divorce reveal the
relative fickleness of men according
to their following in life. This table',
based on the number of fSios«! divorced
out of every 1,000 married, showed
some interesting comparisons:
Soldiers, marines and Bailors, 24;
hoatlen, is; acton, 17; agricultural
laborers, 15; bartenders. 15; servants
and waiters, 18; woodchoppers. 12;
musicians and teachers <>r music, 12;
Stock raisers, herders and drovers, 10;
photographers, 10; paper-hangers, it);
barbers and hairdressers, U; lumber
men and raftinen, 9; clock and watch
makers and repairers. !); painters, gla*
lers and vamishers, it.
"How Mr. Gassletool'i txpreulw
"Yea," answered Miss Cayenne. "H9
used to have a mobile counti-n .uu-o.
Now it Is an automobile countenauct>"
Doctor —So you think you have in
Spoiled Darling—Sure of it, doctor;
I can't sleep after 0 o'clock iv tb«
morning.—Detroit Free Press.
Every boy thinks he has souieUiui*
t circus really ought to a»w«.