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OREGON nn VOL. XVII. ST. HELENS, OHEUON, FRIDAY, MA11CII 9, 1900. MIS no. ia. EVENTS OF THE DAI Epitome of tho Telegraphic News of the World. TKItSK TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Inlareatlug Collection or Heine from the Two llemUuherea rraaeuted III a Ouudeueed furui. Lord Roberta' casualties nt PimrilO' berg, were 721, in one days' f!(liMnif. Profit ut tlio Kltnlierlcy Diamond Mining Company liiHt year were 10, 000,000. JJoinoc rtUli! olllcors for minor stato nflloea iii Kentucky have becu given ceriuicaica. Evauavllle, Intl., people are hlr to u eatate in tho Fiji IhUuiU, valued al 10,000,000. P. D. Armour, Jr., who died loeont ly in Pasaileu, hilt an untuU valued at f N.000,000. Several khmdlkcra wore arrested la Kwiuiuialt fortifications, uuilur thu be lief tlmt they wra aploa. Astoria, Or., physicians urge the peo pie to exterminate tlie rata lu order to keep out the bobonlo pluguu, Juat 10 year after tho liner victory at Majtiba hill, Crnnje and 4,001) uiuu aurrvtidur tu the British turn. The trawKirt Hancock haa atrlved at Han Francisco (rout Mitiiilii, willi tlid bodies ol DOS dead hvrouii. The president haa nominated Henri It. Miller, of Jnaephine county. Or., tc be consul at Ciiuug King, China. The British intelligence department estimate iho total Hoer strength al fll.HHS. while Eughiud hua over 180. 000 men. Prince ronintowaLi, of Kan Fran claoo, haa purchased the li;land of lluxl lan, one of the Philippines, for 500,. 000. The island ia valualilo for itt pearl flaheriea ami hump I nidi). Tho Italdwln Locomotive Worka ol Philadelphia, haa received an unlet f room the Palls & Orleans railway ol Franco, for 80 10-wheel paasengai eugiuoa. Thia ia the tint locomotiva contract ever placed by tho railway Id America. The Chamber of Commerce of Pas Franoisco, hua apK)inld a ooinmittet to consider the advisability of octal liahinu branch of the New York Amerioan-Aeiatlo Aaennlatiua, tho una- poae of which ia to Inornate trade witb the Orient. Tho iteamer Australia arrived at San Franciaoo from Honolulu. She bringi newa that after lil daya had panned without a ai(U of plague, three casei were dieooverad ou February 10, and all ended fatally. The vtctlma wen two Chinese, males, aiirl a woman, half Chinese and half Hawaiian. Tin council haa appropriated another 100, 000 to allow the board of health tt carry on the work of fighting tbi plague. Cronje haa surrendered. J'uuet Round aalmou pickers hava combiued. National Iilmetalllsta will meet it Kanaaa City in July. In a battle with thu Yaquia, Mexican troopa loat over 200 iu killed aud wounded. Hamilton H. Groyaon, former post master at Manila, died iu Philadul' phla, of hiccoughs. ' Two Pittsburg tin plate worka hnvl resumed operations, giving employ' ineut to 1,000 workingmen. Dr. A. Wright, of Buffalo, preNideul of the Ameriean luatituta of Ilomeo' patha, ia dead, aged 74 yeara. Fire in Montreal destroyed Ilia Theater Frimcaia and nearly uu eutirt block, cauaing a loaa of 9(100,000. Catholics in New York are seeking the privilege of teaching their religion iu the public schools at certain boura, Tho United States government will build roada and wbarvea and 2,400 inilea of telegraph line thia year in Alaaka. Pugilist Tom Sharkey threatena to retire from the ring unless he can ar range a match with tfitusimmoua or Jeffries. The United Ktatoa anpreme coi rl haa deniud (he applioaliou of ('aptnin Obcrlin Carter to brini hia cane into that court. Tho Interatato Commnrco Couiinia alon'aaeaaion at Norfolk, Neb., ia Invca tiKating alleuud diacrimiuutiuu in freight ratea. In London, tho Grand thoator, where Henry Irvintt aud otliet actora have been in the habit of beginning proviu oiul toura, waa nutted by lire. Admiral Dewey loat hia prizo money caau, the court of chilma deciding Unit the Hpaulah fleet in Manila bay wai not Kuperior to the American. Ho wui wanted 0,750. Full powers have neen Rrantod to Henry L. Wilaou, United Ktatea miu later to Chill, to aign a treaty of estra ditiou he hua negotiated vitU the Chilean government. Miaa Susim B. Anthony recently celo brated her eightieth birthday anni versary. In (Jerman oitiea meichanta are not allowed to put up aigna uuleaa the wording ia true. Prince Henry of Kuania waa robbed by bandit a while on hia way to visit the king of Kiiiin. Col. George T. Perkinn, of Akron, O., haa presented that city with 81) aorea of land valued at f 100.000 aa playground for children. i i 1 . . . .... rroappcta for the termination of the i,oiommau revolution are jiooror thuu uver. 1 a ti - ii.. ... . a ii-min, ineurown 1'rinceaa K nnh. ante, of Au.tria.,ua ... .,u,r. " ,, . . . ouLonray. unray. The tital number of lloor urimiiiiini raptured at I'aardubern by tho Dritlah ia ,uuu men. A party of alx Amerlcnn rubbnr Urdu. poctora have liecn maaaucrcd by Indiana iu ine wiioa oi lirazll. The twelfth couventiiinof tho Nation- al Kepublleau Uiaijue baa lienn called to meet iu the city of Bt. l'aul, July i (, ivuu. froinn meala, aupplied to tho Ameri can army In the riillippiuea, iaroiKirUid by ollioiula , in Manila to be highly aauaiaocory. A liiiKHcnucr train ou the Cunu.llun raclllc, near Toronto, Canada, junil Hie iraoK, aim aeveral iiiuinbura of uar iiameuc were injured. The Kentucky Wialatnre haa naaaoil mil iippropnatlng f 100,000 to carry un inu work ol Hunting down the an ittnalu of William (ioubel. In an enuiiutmifiit between Mexlnana and Maya Indiana, near Hauta C'tut. COO Alexlcana defeated 8,000 ludiuua. ludiuua killed numbered tJ2. Filipino iMHiirruotlon haa not vet ixx'ii aulxluud. Hie rebela are iircir ing mr tna rainy acumin and will carry ou guerrilla warfare ou a large acalu. William Henry, a half-breed Indian of Corcto, ('!., aliot aud killed Nettie rimlth, young ludiau woman, aud then killed hitiiHelf. Jealouay waa the canne. Forty-three and onu-liiilt iuchea of mow in (ia houra ta the new record eatabliahod at liovheater, N. Y. The rnilroada are recovering fnini the bigeat light agaiuat Iho elemeuta they have bad iu many yeara. Iho Carteravillo, III., union minora. who have lievu on trial for the pant 40 daya at Vienna, uliurged with murder ng negro minera, were admitted by the jury, l uur othur chargca are peud lug againat tlie miner. iseiici in ttiu elncucy of prayer aa a u re win for (linen waa the cauae ol the divorce granted to Ueorue K White, ex-conureamau aud a wealthy umber dealer of Chicago, from hit wife, Miuuio A. White. Tlie Canadian I'upnrinakera' A0' oiation at Montreal, adopted a acale ol pricea for ciuload lota, flve-tou lota and l!0-ruam lota of different vradea of paper. The increaae iu present pricea la Ironi 10 to is per cent. Ilrltlnh troopa tmvu again occupied Iteuaberg, Jouliert onpoaea Duller with more doteruiinatiou. An arid land conference will bo held at Halt Lake April 18. Tho Maya Indiana are giving tho Mexicaua a hard light. The Puerto liicau tariff bill haa passed tho house by a vote of 172 to 100. lite Inuixkllllng luaillera were caught in a Doer trap at liailway Hill aud unmercifully alaughtered. Two peraona were killed aud aeveral badly injured iu a col Union between two puaaeugor traina uear Kanaaa City, Mo. During the carnival procession at Caracas, Venezuela, two ehota were fired at President Caatro, without effect. All chance of saving any of the Span ih armored cruiaera annk off Sautingo haa gone. The Criatobul Colon baa alid Into deep water. Tlie Hnaahin pieaa ia clamoring for intervention. They contend it ia timo to end the moat iuiiimoua war Kngliind haa over waged through lust for gold. Tho greateat fire Newark, N. J., ever experienced swept through the retail dry snoods) district, deatroying a acere of buihliuga, cuuaiug a Iohb ol 1 1,000, 000. The Swedish mail atenmer Ilex atntiuled olY I.oliinerjjnl Island, off tlie coast of Germany, during a fug. Five stewardesses were drowned iu attempt ing to leave the ship. General Milea says that Cronjo's sur render is not a seiioua injury to the Hoor cause. Ho expressed admiration for tho 4,000 patriots who stood otf for 10 duys 50,000 of the lliitish army. 1on Ciirrv, cue of tho train robbers who was engaged iu the Wilcox, Wy oming, hold-up on the Uuiuii Pacific last June, when Bometbing like !f;ll,- 000 was aecured, waa shot and killed by olllcera near Knusiia City while re acting arrest. Two men who have arrived at Ana heim, Cel., from the Santiago moun tains, rojHirt that there huvo been many earthiiuiike shocks iu the section since hist Christmas. No serious damago is known to have been done, aa there are few habitations there. At a metuing iu San 1'ranoisco, a plan of organization has been agreed upon by the promoters of tho Pantile Commercial Museum. All commercial bodies on this coast have been asked to request their congressmen aud sena tors to support the pending bill to ap propriate $200,000 for a publlo mu seum at Philadelphia. Women sailors are employed in Den mark, Norway and Finland. Iteports from 45 colleges show dis counting religious conditions in but three. Booth-Tucker sayo God nses Amerioa aa a uonueuung una. uetwesu uuiur nations. Thomas Yates, of Toledo, O., is the only living American who tosk part iu the charge of the Lilgnt brigado at Baluklava. FOR HAWAII nri. r. ... e oenaie rassea me uov. ernment Bill. CLAYSI'OKE ON TIIKIMULII'I'INES I'uarto Itlro Tarltr Hill Huportad Froaa the llouae and Mail a the Vn llulahad Uualiiasa. Washiniiton, March 8. Tho bill pro viding a form of govenrmont for the territory of Hawaii was passed by the senate today without division. Cul lont haa had charge of the measure. Clay, of Georgia, delivered a carefully prepares speech ou the I'hllinpiueqnes- tiou. He fa voted tho adoption of the ilacon resolution declaring it to he tbo policy of the United States to turn over the island to the Filipinos aa soon as a stable government could be established by them under the protection of thia country. At the instance of Foraker, the Puerto Hico tariff bill was mad tho nulluiahed business, and will bo considered as soon aa the conference re port on the financial bill shall have been disposed of. Tho Democrats scored their first victory of the session in the house to day ou the motion to take np the con tested election case of Aldrich-Itobbina, from the rourth Alabama district. On two seperate votes, the Democrats, with the aid of two Republicans, Mondell (Wyo.), aud H. C. Smith (Mich.), beat the Henublioens on the Question of the consideration. An agreement waa made to consider the Loud bill re lating to second-class mail matter on March 30. A bill was passed to grant an American register to tne ship Wind ward, iu which Lieutenant Pearv will make an attempt to reach the North Polo, TRAIN ROBBERS KILLED. by Offlcwr While Itoalallng rnat. Ar kansas City, Mo., March 8. Lon Curry, one of the train robbers who was engage. I in the Wilcox, Wyo., holdnp ou the Union Pacific last June, when something like $30,000 waa aecured. waa ahot and killed by office re near here thia morning while resisting arrest. Curry waa visiting the home of hit annt and "cousin, Mrs. ISob Leo and Miss Lizzie Lee, in the country , 10 miles south nf Kansas Citv. anil hail been there a week. I nomas Savers, assistant superintendent of the Pinker ton office at Ban Francisco, discovered Logan at Cripple Creek, Colo., two weeks ago, but lost him, and finally traced him to Kansas City, where ha appears to have arrived February 18 Yesterday Logan was located at tho Lee home, and early this morning three local detectives and three Pinker tona, including Havers, surrounded tho house and called on him to surrender, Instead, Curry darted ont of the rear door, pistol iu baud. As he reached the gate and turned to fire, a volloy from the detectives caused him to waver. Ho ran 100 yards across the road and into a cornfield beloro he fell When the detectives reached him ho was breathing his last. There was a bullet wound through his head. His revolver was still clutched in his hand. Curry waa placed iu a wagon and brought to the morgue iu Kansas City. Kabals Beaklng Fumla. Now York, March 3. A dispatch to the Herald from Madrid says: Tho Filipino junta here says that a special envoy from Aguinaldo will arrive in Paris in March, and will go thence to London aud Berlin to seek funds for the continuation of the struggle against Amoricau supremacy, it is declared that guerrilla warfare will be continued avd it ia hinted that assurances of money to continue the fight have been receivod from Europe. Prftneh Cannon Factory Hurnad. Le Creosote, France, March 8. Fire broke out yesterday evening in the faniocs cannon factory heie whence tho Hocrs obtained their powerful "Long Toina." Two enormous buildings, con taining gun materials, stores and a number of artillery models, were de stroyed. The losses are estimated at uearly 1,000,000 franca. A largo number of workmen have been thrown out of employment. Whan Marrltt Retlraa. Washington, March 8. Major Gen eral Johu It. llrooke, who has been in thia city since his recent detachment from duty as governor general of Cuba, has been delegated for the military de partment of tho Kast, with headquarters at New York. The change in that command will not occur nntil Juno next, when Majr General Wesley Mer- ritt will retire. General llrooke waa offered hia choice of the commands of the department of the lakes and the department of the Kast, and expressed his preference for the latter assignment. General Merritt'a retirement will re sult in the promotion of Brigadier Gen eral K. S. Otis (major general United States volunteers), commanding the military forces in the Philippines, to the grade of major general in the regu lar establishment. Lata Wlntar Storms. St. licuis, March 8. Every railroad running into the city, especially from the West, is suffering as the result ol the heavy fall ol snow in the Missis sippi valley during the past two days. In St. Louis the streets are deeply cov ered with snow, and tralllo 1b much impeded. New York, March 8. Roports from all interior points in the state indicate the worst snow storm in many yeara I'he blizzard weather ia general. LAWS AUSTRALIA. fast Traet Burned Orar-goaan Parsons I'arl.had. Vancouver, B. C, March 5 Tho steamer Aorangi, from Sydney, today brings an account of the most disas trous bnsh fires in Victoria experienced in the last 60 years. The entire Warrnambool district has been devas tated, and tho damage is estimated at $3,000,000. Tbo Are broke out simulta neously in various parts of tlie colony, and burned for two days and three nights, finally burning itself out the morning of January 81. The whole country between Dnnkeld and Mort lake is mass of blackness. Seven persons perished in the flames, which swept over a tract 40 miles long anil 80 miles wide, consuming 1,000,000 acres of grass, six wool warehouses, 2,000 sheep and 1,000 cattle aud horses. The latest news from Noumea prior to the sailing of the Aorangi was to the effect that the plague bad again broken out among the kanakas. In almost every case the disease has proven fatal to the kanakas, but in the majority of oases cures are effected among Knro peans. In five weeks the mortality has been nine Europeans and 64 kana kas and Asiatics. So far, owing to the strict measures taken by the author ities to prevent the pest extending to the country, it haa only been reported at Neponl. The village of Neponi baa been quarantined. One case of bubonic plague ia reported from Tasmania, and there was also one case at Sydney, but both recovered. There was a tremend ous scare all through the Australian colonies, and rigorous quarantine regu lations have been enforced, with there- suit that no other plague cases have made their appearance. The coast defenses of New Caledonia are being strengthened, large sums be ing expended in erecting forts on tne hills and in the suburbs of Noumea. Convicts are being employed in the con struction of earthworks aud batteries. These public works, utilizing the serv ices of all the convicts, none of the latter will for the future be let out to private enterprise. The scarcity of labor has necessitated a cessation of mining operations. Tbe government has entered into negotia tions with the Japanese government to bring over 2,000 Japanese aa agricul tural laborers, and 8,000 for work in the mines. The Sydney papers have a story about Miss Logan, an American girl, 21 years of age, who is termed the "Hero ine of the Caroline Group." She is the daughter of the first missionary to the group sent from Boston by tbe Con gregational board of the Untied States. l!ev. Robert Logan died 12 years ago, carried on by bis widow, who was the first white woman in the islands. Through illness Mrs. Logan was obliged to return to the United States, and her daughter volunteered to remain alone at tbe mission. NEEDS OF THE NAVY. Secretary Long Submits a Statement to Congreaa. Washington, March 6. Secretary Long has made a statement to the house naval committee on the general needs of tbe navy and tbe desirability of not building new ships in government yards. As to the new ships, he held to his recommendation at the time con' greas met, namely, three armored cruis' era of about 13,000 tons each, with the heaviest armor and most powerful ord nance; 13 gunboats of about 900 tons each, three protected cruisers of aliout 8,000 tons each. As to building war ships in our navy yard, Mr. Long said they cost much more than those built under contract, and took twice as long to build them. Admiral Dewey suggested to the com mittee that it leave off the 13 gtiulmats aud give throe new battleships instead He said that the battleships would be more serviceable, as -General Otis had just purchased 14 gunboats, and had turned them over to the navy. They were in fair condition, aud tlie admiral said that from his experience, he thought they were just the vessels needed for service in the Philippines. Boxing In Chicago School. Chicago, March 5. The boxing boots which were held in the basement of the South Division High school un der the supervision of Principal Smith, find favor in the eyes of the boanl of education authorities. President G. II. Harris stated that he saw nothing wrong in them as long as Mr. Smith supervised them. Superintendent of City Schools Andrews not only indorses the exercise, but says that he believes that boxing is the best sport iu which the students can partake. France's Naval Policy. Paris, March 8. In tho chamber of deputies today, while the naval esti mates were under consideration, M. Loekroy, ex -minister of marine, made a notable speech, explaining his view retarding the proper naval policy for France to follow. He declared it neces sary for France to make great mone tary saoriilces for her navy, as her for eign policy depended upon her naval strength. Bishop Otlbert Dead. St. Paul, Minn., March 8 Bishop Gilbert, coadjutor of tlie diocese of Minnesota (F.pisoopal), died here to day, aged 52. He hud previously been located iu Montana. Imprisoned Miners. Reddiug, Cal., Maroh 8. Of tbe eight minera who were imprisoned by yesterday's cave-in in tbe Iron Moun tain mine, four were afterwards res cued, but have died from their injuries. The dead are: David K. Boss, A. Cuv anangh, It. Castillon aud Alfred Oates. The four still entombed are: J. Mo- Btoom, R. McCalliop, A. Van Buren aud J. Oates. While tbe work of res cue is being rapidly pushed, it is with out expectation of iinding them alive. FIRES FACING BOER ARMY Roberts Moves His Camp to Osfonteio. SIX THOUSAND DUTCH NEAR HIM Tho Main Force la Being Concentrated Jfurthar North Under Jonhert, Where Battle Will Occur. London, March 5. Lord Roberts, at Osfontein, aix or eight miles east of Paardeberg, faces the re-formed Boer army, from 6,000 to 8,000 strong. I hia may be merely a corps ot observa tiou ready to retire on prepared post tions. Doubtless it is receiving (aera tions from the late besiegers of Lady smith, and from other points. What ever tbe force may be, Lord Roberts has ample troops to cope with it. As a heavy rain is falling on the veldt and the grass ia improving, this will be a good thing temporarily for the Boers. Brltlah Camp at Oefonteln. Osfontein, March 6. Tho British camp baa been moved here. A heavy rain is falling, the veldt is improving, supplies are rapidly arriving, and the men are in good health, despite the fact that they have been on half rations for a fortnight. Cecil lihodes has sent a quantity of champagne from Kimber- ley to be drunk to tho health of Lord Koberts. Lord Roberts has published an order thanking tbe troops for tbeir courage and for the zeal and endurance they have displayed amid the hardships of a forced march. He says that their for titude and general conduct have been worthy of the queen's soldiers. A slight skirmish occurred several miles southeast, in which Colonel Remington had a horse shot tinder him. The Boer forces on our front are be' lieved to be under tbe joint command of Botha, Do Larey and Dewet. They are expecting reinforcements from Natal. The guns that were captured at Pear deberg have been brought here. The rifles captured have, in many cases, scriptural texts enirravod upon them, for example, "Lord, strengthen thia arm." It is said that just prior to General Cronje's surrender there was almost a mutiny inainp. MONEY GOES BACK. Puerto Rlcan nutlet to Be Used for Washinpton, March 6. Two hours after the receipt of a special message of the president recommending the imme diate passage of a bill to place in his hands all tbe moneys collected upon Puerto Kican goods since the Spanish evacuation of the island, to be used foi the relief of the Puerto Kicans, had been read to the house today, tbe house had passed and sent to the senate a bill to carry out the recommendation. , Tbe message came like a bolt out of a clear sky to the minoiity. They were at first inclined to hail it with delight as a reproof of the majority for the passage of the Puerto Rican tariff bill. The Republican leaders, however, had a bill ready to carry the president's recommendations into effect. Cannon asked immediate consideration of it, and this was given. It was only when the debate opened and it had been agreed that 20 minutes should be al lowed on a side that, under the lead of Bailey, of Texas, the Democrats began lining tip against the bill, because it placed no limitations upon tbe presi dent's discretion in the use of the money. The bill was passed by a vote of 162 to 197. 18 Democrats, 2 Popu lists and 2 Silver Republicans voting witb the Republicans. Bltllon-rtollar Trust. New York, March 5. A special tC the Tribune from Wheeling, W. Va., says: A combination of iron and stoe industries, witb l,000,000,000capital, will be completed within six months from April 1. It will include the American Tin Plate Company, the Na tional Steel Company; the American Hoop & Wire Company, the Nationul Steel Company (now forming)' and an other which is already in existence and which is as large or larger than any ot the concerns named. The name of tjis latter concern is withheld. This infor mation is given by a man who holda interests in all save one of these com binations, and who, with W. T. Gra ham aud Judge Moore, of Chicago, planned tbe American Tin Plate Com pany and the National Steel Company. Germany and the Peace Conference. Berlin, March 5. During the debate in the Reichstag today on the foreign ollice estimates, Ilerr Grandnauer, Social-Democrat, requested to be in formed as to tbe attitude of the govern ment iu regard to The Hague peace con ference. The minister of foreign affairs. Count von Bulow, replied: "Our aims are always directed to ward peace, and it will not be broken by us. I can give no guarantee of tbe action of others. Theretore, we must be armed. We gladly participated in the labors of the conference, hut could not agree to obligatory arbitration, and can only decide upon recourse to arbi tration as cases arise." Lone Highwayman. Calistoga. Cal., March 6. The Cal- istoga ami Clear Lake stage was held u j today by a lone highwayman on Mount St. Helena, six miles from this city. The robber secured 4.50 iu cash and Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express box, which is said to have contained but little of value. The stage was driven by A. K. Palmer, and it contained four passengers, threo women and one man, an Italian gardener, who contributed the 4.50. The passengers were not molested. MINING. respecting- and Mining In Cape Noma Country. - . ... newspapers and private letters re ceived from Cape Nome via Dawson sav that considerable prospecting was car ried on thia winter. Many miners have an idea that at and below low water mark the richest sands will be found Therefore, as soon as tbe ice was solid ly frozen to the bottom of tho shore they began prospecting to solve much-vexed question as to the origin of the gold in the beach sands. Prospect' ing in the tundra warrants the belief that it is impregnated witb gold much In the same manner as the beach, Tundra prospecting, tbe advices say, had not been carried on extensively, owing to the difficulty encountered in sinking to bedrock on account of water. " j The ground freezes to an unknown depth, the same aa in the Klondike, and if it should prove rich an area of country will be developed that will be greater than a score of Klondikes rolled into one. From what has already been done. It waa said to be reasonable to premct that the tundra would prove very ncn. nig prospects bad been found in dozens of places, right from the grass roots, but the weather has not yet been sufficiently cold to enable bed rock to be reached. Anvil creek is the Eldorado of West ern Alaska. Claim No. 1 below has thus far proved to be the banner claim, and ia owned by Japhet Linderberg. Tbo output has been enormous, when it is considered that it was worked but six weeks. From this claim 117,000 was cleaned up, while Disccvery yield ed 58,000 in three weeks; No. i above, 30,000; No. 4, 80,000; No. 5, 40,000; No. 6 was worked, but the pay streak was not located. No. 7, owned by Dr. Kitteleen, produced about 30,000; No. 8. ilonging to Price & Lane, 192,000; No. 9, belong ing to tbe Swedish Mission, 68,000; Nos. 10 and 11, owned by C. D. Lane, How to Write Advertisements. The most successful pol icy which can be adopted in writing any advertise ment ia to so word it as to win the confidence and re spect of the reader. If you can make such an impres sion upon tbe reader's mind that he will believe that yon are in earnest in what you say, that you really be lieve it yourself, and that you are laying the case be fore him in a plain, busi ness like manner, without are nearly sure to get that person's trade. were worked on lays, and the Lapland ers wno worked them got for their share 50,000 clear money. Several qnartz ledges have been located along Anvil, one opposite No. 9, on tbe right limit, and another oppo site No. 7, and it is believed that a little development work will uncover the mother ledge, and, if found, the output is sure to be enormous. Other claims on tributaries of Nome and Snake rivers have been prospected to a limited extent. Enough has been done, however, to warrant the belief that the work of next summer will re veal Kldorados and Bonanzas by the scoie. Fire destroyed the store of the North American Transportation & Trading Company at F"ort Yukon, January 9. All the valuable contents of provisions, dry goods, household goods, mrs and everything else in the building waa de stroyed with it. A Department of alines. A new cabinet officer, to be known as the secretary of mines and mining, is provided in a bih favorably acted on by tbe house committee on mines and mining. Tbe bill creates an executive department, which shall have entire charge of affairs relating to mines, in cluding geological surveys. The proposed secretary of mines is to have the same rank aud salary as other cabinet o Ulcers, and an assistant secretary. Another mining measure favorably acted upon establishes mining experi ment stations in each of the mining states, similar to the agriculture ex periment stations, and provides for tbe appointment of a government geologist at 3,600 and an assayer at 3,500, in the several mining states. These offi cers are to furnish assays, issue public bulletins aud conduct explorations of mining regions. Mining many years ago left the realm of speculation and now occupies a dig nified and important position among the legitimate industries of the world. As the years pass gambling, as a fea ture of mining enterprises, is fast dis appearing. hue gambling in mining stocks may continue indefinitely, the mining industries, per Be, is as free from illegitimate practices as in any other business. Ilenoi it should receive the same interest, fostering care and pro tection, at the hands of the general and local governments, aa do other indus tries. A commercial club has been organiz ed at Vale, Malheur county, Or., to pro mote the business interests of the com munity. When a soldier enlists iu the English army he haa given him a little volume, containing among other things three blank forms for a will. These are us ually found properly made out on the body of the soldiers killed on the bat tlefield, but often wills are left in other ways. It is related that an English noldier, found dead on the battlefield, had scratched on the inside of his hel met: "All to my wife," using the end of a bullet to write with. The war de partment held tho will to be valid, MINES LODGING HOUSE FIRE Six Persons Burned to Death 4rt MaIi T.-aVlV AAA aVI t W afc VI tVo INMATES WEKB PANIC STHICKEN W Waa In the Cheap Bowery flection, aad Fropertr Loaa Waa Onl About aa.ooo. New York. March 6. Six persona were burned to death and two were in jured early thia morning in a fire which occurred in a seven-story lodging bouse at 44 to 48 Bowery. Tbo dead are: Charles Bnttie, 40 years old; John Clark, 60 years old; Edward Doyle, 85 years old; Henry Jackson (colored), 85 years old; one unidentified man about 50 years old, Stephen Camey, 75 years old. Martin Gallagher, 63 years old, waa burned about the fuce and bands and also removed to the hospital. Edward Walker, 47 years old, was burned, but after having bis wound dressed, remained at the lodging house. Tho fire was discovered shortly after t o'clock. Smoke was pouring from the windows of the fifth floor, and the flames were making rapid progress. Tbe lodging house was cut up into 132 rooms, and 90 of these small places were occupied when tlie fire broke out. Policemen sent in an alarm and burst into the place to arouse the inmates. They notified the night clerk, who im mediately rang the alarms all over the house. The hallways were instantly filled with a crowd of excited people. Tho policemen forced their way to the upper floors in an effort to rescue some of the helpless, believing one or two were overcome with smoke. They carried out Thomas Harper, a one- legged man, and Ed Waker, who had been burned and partially overcome by the smoke. Stephen Carney was found dying on tho floor in his room, where the flames had already burned the old man's face, hands and body, but a policeman picked him up and carried him out of the building. Tbe firemen succeeded in putting out the flames without great loss to the building. After the fire was out they began a search. The bodies of all five ot the victims were found on the fifth flovr, where the fire did the most dam age. Buttle was suffocated in bis bed. John Clark was found on tbe floor of bis room dead, as wag also 'Edward Doyle. The colored man wag found dead at a window, and the unidentified dragging himself from the window to the fire escape. All the bodies were taken to the morgue. The damage to the building will amount to about 3, 000. The place was conducted by Domino Milano, and waa a cheap Bow ery lodging house. Camey, who died tonight, is said to have been a licensed priest of the Catholic church. Prevention or Foreat Fires. 'Washington. March 6. Investigation of the causes, effects, and means of prevention of forest fires in the West, will be carried on this summer in Washington, Oregon, California, Ari zona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota. Be sides field study, designed chiefly to discover means of preventing the evil, the forestry division is making a his troic record of all important fires which have occurred in tbe United States since 1754. Although yet incomplete, this indicates that the annual recorded lose by forest burnings in the United States is. at the very lowest, 20,000, 000. It will probably run far above this sum, aa the Pacific coast states have been only partially examined. Accounts of over 5,500 disastrous fires have been obtained in the 17 states already examined. Michigan, Minne sota and Wisconsin have suffered tlie most severely. Bead Waa Shot off. London, Ky., March 6. Millard Hughes waa murdered and Henry Biev ins and others were injured last night at a dance near East liornstadt, a min ing town. Leonard Small wood, Hamp Gregg aud others attacked Hughes. Huhges' head waa shot off, and Blov ing and others were hit by stray shots. Sniallwoud later went to sleep in the room where hia victims lay. Today ho and Gregg w ere arrested as principals. and Edward Smallwood, father of Leon ard, and hia daughter Lizzie, were ar rested aa accomplices. Revolt af Coavlcta at Cairo- Caiio, March 8. A serious revolt oi 70 convicts at Tourah, the great prison near Cairo, nearly involved 500 other prisoners. Blank caitridges having failed to overawe the malcontents, a olley waa fired from window oppo site through the window of the room occupied by them. Five were shot, and two, it is beieved, fatally wounded. All of them then surrendered and were confined in their cells. X.arge Tannery Burued. Corry, Pa., March 6. The Western Union tannery, at Spartansburg, and contents were destroyed by fire today. With no means of ngting the nre, the citizens had ta stand helplessly by watching the only industry of tbe town being destroyed. The loss ia 80,000, fully covered by insurance. Swept Over Niagara Falls. Buffalo. N. Y.. March 6. -Sarcely a Inn lit mmiiina that t.A man whose cries for help were heard coming from the .Niagara river last night wasdsuton Smith, 27 years old, son of Rev. Henry Ashton Smith, rector of St. Paul's TTniscorifkl church, at Fort Erie. Out. Young Smith left Fort Erie in a rickety tvtat at ft o'clnnb- Inst niuht. and at tempted to row across the swift cur rent of the Niagara to Niagara Falls on an important errand for a friend. Hoj has not been aeon since.