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nn VOL. XVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1900. NO. 14. THE EVENTS OF THE DA Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TKR8K TICKS FROM THR WIRE: An Interesting Collection of Item Prom Two Hemispheres l'rentd la Condensed rurm. Filipino Insurgent tire (Wilting luinl to keep thu Amuricau out o( southern Luzon. Plague In Ilonnlulti 1 stamped out, if tor a total of (12 case, 63 of which ivero iHtHl. A brother of President Steyn, of the Orange t ree State, ha been captured by the British. Geuerat Gcorgo White him arrvied at Durban mul embarked uKia the trans- tcirt for Fast London. England politely declined the proffer jf the Unltod State to Intercede in the war in Houth Africa. Near Baker City. Or., an O. It. A N. freight train run down four Japaues section baud, two being killed. Labor trouble are rlfu in Martinique, Riot ami Incendiary llrnH spread terror through the island, ami lKUorant negroes threatened to behead the white. The United State government hit purchased the steamer Colunihiit from llie Northern Pacific Staamship Cum pany. She will go on the regular Mauila ruu. The steamship Armenia, loading at New York, will carry supplies to Ma nila for the American troops in the Philippines, and 2,-00 tout of mill and a large amount of steel bridge and structural work for the Siberian rail way, to be delivered nt Yladivostoek Senator Sewell ha introduced a bill changing the i.anie of the Paris, of the American line, to the i'liiladelphin. Thru of the ship ( the International Navigation Company constituting the American Trans-Atlantic iiihII service, already bear name of American cities the Ht. 1'aul, tlie St. Louia and the New York. T. K. Sudborouiih, formerly clerk in the auditor' office of the Pacific Kx pres Company, at Omaha, ha sued the express company and Eraatu Young, it auditor, for $ 110,000 dam ages, alleulug that by reason of hi ar reat on May aO, 1H9M, on the charge of embezzlement, lie na been lirougnt into public scandal and disgrace. John Z. Little, the actor, diet) in Ilrooklyu, aged O'J yean. The United State will establish a naval Rtatiun in I'earl Harbor, Hawaii. Han Francisco ha had a cane of genu ino biibonio plague. Chinatown ia to be cleaned up. The Chinamen of Philadelphia have decided to baud together for the pur poae of self-protection. Fifteen persons, the majority of whom were children, imriahod in a tenement-house fire at No walk, N. J, In Chicago, while playing with a re volver, a 7-year-old boy ahot hia mother in the abdomen. The wouud will prove fatal. Krving Winslow, lecretary of the Anti-Imperialist League, aaya that the anti-expansion vote will be between 2,000,000 and 8,000.000. Walla Walla, Wash., vetomna of the Spanish-American war contemplate or ganizing a camp to bo named after General llunry W. Law ton. Addiaon C. Hand, president of the JKand Drill Company, and treamiror of the Lallin Sc Rand 1'owder Company, died in New York, aged fii) yoara. The aohooner Llla and Mattle waa wrecked on Tillamook bar, being blown aahore while trying to get out of the bay. The vessel will be a total .wreck Puerto Ricaua must be fed for many mouths yet. In the center of the inland there ia nothing to eat and fruit cannot be bad for from two to four mouth. The Portuguese authoritiea at Lou renoo Marque, at the request of Great Ilritain, have arrested four German bound for Pretoria, with arm and let ter of introduction from Dr. Leyd. Permission to do general business in Japan ha been refuxod 00 foreign in aurance oompauio, moat of them American. Japanese oflioials ntate tliat thia results from the fact that their ap plications have failed to comply with the Japanese insurance law. It ia probable that the warring Chi nese toug in San Frauciaco will be brought together for the pnrpoRO of effecting a peaceful settlement of the dlfllonltie which caused the death of three prominent Chinese wthin the last two week. The Wall Tiug and Sin Suey Ying tonga have been arrayed against the Suoy King tongs, and while the former organizations started the hooting, the latter retaliated iu a ter rible way a week ago, when two prom inent member of the first named tong were ahot down in their places of busi ness At Cripple Creek, Col., the February output of gold was $2,21)0,700. Throughout Illinois, Michigan, Indi ana, the southwest and wost, the heav iest anowstorm in year prevailed. Democrat of the Kentucky legisla ture appropriated $100,000 for deteo tton of Uoebel'a murderer. Many college president and profess or met in Chicago to form an organi sation to make uniform higher degree! and ihot out cheap diplomas. LATER NEWS. 1'oeito IMcam call for a settlement of the tariff dispute. A school of forestry will be establish ed at Yale university. Governor Laary ha issued a procla niation freeing the ieon of the island oi uiiam. The transport Meade sailed for Ma uila, via Honolulu, with 35 doctors 00 hospital corps men and 20 recruit The Fort Glhaon pre. Fort Gibson, Miss., in which was stored 3,000 bale of cotton, wa burned. Loss $100,000 All record are being broken by the weather in the East and Houth. The thermometer at Chicago registered 1 below aero. The feature of the Ht. Patrick' day parade in Chicago was the carrying of a big Transvaal flag at the head of the Ancient Order of Ilibernana. At Marietta., Ga., a mob of 175 men battored down the door of the jail am! entered the cell of a negro and fired about 100 shot at him. He will die, The Academy of Muslo, the leading theater of Quebec, wa burned with a loss of f HO. 000. The Ht. Louis hotel adjoining waa damaged to the extent of $1)0,000. Mrs. Lida Greyeroff, the largest woman In Indiana, died suddenly at her home in Kokomo, falling from chair while playing dominoes. She weighed COO pounds and wai 82 yean old. Five dead and one fatally and one seriously injured is the result of an at tempt to Rtart a fire with gasoline at Columbus, O. George White used the fluid at James Weaver's residence, and an explosion followed. The building waa set on fire, and the inmate were covered with the burning fluid. At Chicago, George L. Maglll, form erly president of the Avenue Saving Bunk, which collapsed in Angust, 189B, waa couvicted of receiving dew Its, knowing hi institution to be in aotveht, and sentenced to the peniten tiary for an indefinite term. He wa also fined double the amount of the de posit received, the tine amounting to $2,800. Maud 8., the famous trotter, died at Hchulta farm, l'ort Chester, N. Y She waa brought to the farm from New York a week ago, and it waa intended to use her for breeding purposes. She was sick when she arrived here, and had been under the care of a veterinary surgeon. She gradually became worse however, and all efforts to save the life of the valuable mare were fruitless. Maud 8. waa owned by the Bonner estate, and waa 28 year old. Her trotting record of 2:084 was made in 1885. Mothuen occupied Boshof, on the way to Mafeking. Thn llliimln river is flooded, owiim. It is said to the Chicago drainage canal. The house adouted the conference ronort on the currency bill by a vote of 100 to 120. rinnnritl Pronto and the remainder of the Paardoburg prlsoueia will be taken to St. Helena. ttutlmr tliun have it cautured bv the llritun, the isoers win raze jonannes burg to the ground. Tlw. Mlth anniversary of the birth of King llumber I, was appropriately eel ebrated throughout Italy. General Kohl has been appointed governor oi Away province, nuaou. Hemp ports have been opened. Tnt Hnlmrts' forces have ocouuiod IllnKMifmituln. mid Kioonstadt will be the Free State's seat of government. (V Kmith. Tjresidont of th Telouraphers' Union and an inventor of telegraphic devices, (ilea ai nis home iu New York, aged 69. The Armstrong Steel Works, at Flint, Mich., burned with a loss estimated nt XtHil.noo. Goldcns' brewerv and cooper shop, adjacent to the steel works, were also destroyed. Patrick V.iran. ex-minister to Chili. and ex-presldeut of the Irish National Federation, liaa written a letter in which he saya that 85 per cent of the Irish jienple dislike Queen Victoria. At Prion. TTtjili. Indian Acent Mvton. leased 700,000 acres ol govontneut laud on the Uintah reservation to Eastern Utah flockmastors. The leases run five years, and the amount involved ia $18, 000, which goes to the Uintah Indians. Kev. Dr. Isaac Meyer Wise celebrat hi 8 1st birthday at Cincinnati. He the oldest rabbi in active lervioe In the United States. Dr. Wise was born Stoingrub, Bohemia, March 11, 1810. Alter more than half a century spent in America he stands today at the head of the Keform Jews ot tne country. President Wheeler has announoed to , nwontai of the University of Call- th fnrnla that exnert of acknowledged repute have been engaged to make ex- atlons and exploration in pan oi world rich with relic of anoient Inmlna. The entire ex Dense of the work will be borne by Mr. Phoebe A. HearBt. In Egypt, Dr. George Kelsner will rtuvM nhHrun of the exnloration. The material collected by these den tists will be placed In the Archaeologl- oal ley museuui to be estauusneu ai uerae- Tinrlnff the marriaire ceremony of .Tnlm s. itluir and Miss Somersett. near Perry, O. T., the bride fell dead. in rinnartment store in San Fran cisco, two clerks stole $7,000 from the dary envelopes of the employe. Near Bluefleld, W. Va., Joseph Glean, a farmer, killed hi daughter and her lover and then killed himself. While resisting arrest Lonnie Logan, notorious train robber, wa killed by an officer in Kansas City, Mo. JODBERT TOO LATE Boer Commander Was Hurry ing to Bloemfontein. HE FOUND TUB RAILWAY CU (iBUnr Crossed th Oranga Ulnar mat Oeouplad Hethalla-Southarn rm Mist Clwr of ilars. London, March 17. It appears that when Major Weston cut the lailway north of Uloernfonteln, he thereby in tercepted General Jouhert, who, far ftom having retired from the campaign, was then coming southward with 8,000 men, presumably to suiierlntend the de fense. Elaborate defense works three mile long had been prepared outside the town. No Uoer wounded were left In Uloemfouteiu. When asked tht reason by Lord lioherts, Mr. Frazel replied: "The burghers do not like fish, and would not care to go to Capi Town." Montague White's threat, in at American newspaper, that the lloen will sack Johannesburg, and raze it to the ground, if necessary, is not taken very seriously. Mr. Chamberlain's statement that President Kruger ha already been warned a to the conse quence of such conduct is regarded as showing that sufficient precaution ha been taken. Ily the time Lord Roberta reaches the Yaal river he will command some 80, 000 men, while General Puller will have 40,000. From the military point of view the critics now think there is nothing to fear. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Lonrenoo Marques, dated Thursday, saya that strong commandos are mass ing at Warrenton, where the tree Staters are going to make a stand. Oataer Crossed th Ontng. London, March 17. The war office has received the following from Lord Roberts: "liloeinfontein, March 17. General Gatacre crossed the Orange river and occupied Itethulie this morning. General Reginald Pole-Carew, witt 2,000 men of the guards brigade, two guns and a small liody of mounted in fautry, loft here in three trains this morning to join hands with General Gatacre and General Clementa. lis had passed Bethany by 4:40 P. M., without meeting with opposition, bay ing been able to supply from hi troop engine drivers, firemen, Utters, mold- ers, smiths, carpenters, etc." EIGHT NEW WARSHIPS. Provided for In Naval Appropriation Bill. Washington, March 17. The house committee on naval affairs reached a definite and final decision today as to the number of new warships to be authorized in the forthcoming naval appropriation bill, as follows: Two seagoing coast line battleships of about 18,500 tons each, to coat ap proximately $3,800,000 each. Three armored cruisers of the high est practicable speed and most power ful armor and armament, to cont ap proximately $4,000 000. Three protected cruisers, to coat about $1,141,000 each. it was determined not to provide any gunboats, in view of the opinion ex pressed by Secretary Long anil AduiirvJ Dewey that General Otis' recent pur chase of serviceable boats of this char acter answer present gunboat require ments. The committee decided to authorise the secretary of the navy to contract for armor at a price not to exceed $645 per ton. This applies to the emergency armor, about 7,400 tons, required foi the battleships Maine, Mlawuri sni Ohio, now in course of construction. and not to the vessels authorized but not begun, nor to those contemplated by the present bill. The question of sheathing ships, which has excited much interest in naval cirolea of late, was determined by adopting a provision leaving the question of sheathing to the discretion of the secretary of the navy. Prior to the action on the bill, Naval. Con structor Capps, who served with Ad miral Dewey in the Philippines, wa beard on the sheathing question. He urged in particular that vessels to be used in foreign service should be sheathed, a foreign drydock were not alwaya available. Bold Out to th l'ullmaa. San Francisco, March 17. The Southern Pacific Company will relin quish all interest in the Pullman car on it system April 1. It was officially announced today that a new contract has been entered into between the Southern Pacific and the Pullman Com pany whereby the latter will aoquire bv purchase all of the company' sleep ing oar interests and will in futur operate sleeping oars over the Southern Paolno lines, under a mileage arrange ment similar to that existing on all the other big railroad systems of tbe coun try. The prioe paid by the Pullman Company is said to be $1,600,000. Houston, Tex., March 17. Last night and today snow fell in Nortl Texas, extending as far south as Waco, something never known before. Huntington's Guatemala Line. San Francisco, March 17. D. B, Hodgson, general manager of the Ferro- Carrill Censteral de Guatemala, has ar rived here. He i to meet Col lis P. Huntington here next month relative to an extension of the Guatemala -Cen tral railroad from Guatemala city east to the Atlantic coast. Mr. Hunting ton is the president and owner of the road, which Is now operated from San Jose, a port on the Pacific ocean, east to Guatemala city. HOT TALK IN SENATE. Galllnfr Aeougad Penrose of Untruth fulnats. Washington, March 17. I assert most emphatically that when the sen ator say I told him I should not speak on this subject, he doe not state the truth." This wa the sensational retort made In the senate today by Gallinger, to a statement just made by Penrose. Sen ators were astonished and the auditors in the galleries quivered with excite ment. There had scarcely been the slightest intimation that the debate would take such a turn. for nearly three hours the senate had under discussion the bill appro priating $2,005,000 for the benefit of the people of Puerto Hico. Fairbanks had just concluded some remarks on the measure, and suggested that the senate proceed to the consideration of executive business. Pending a motion to that effect, Penrose who has charge of the case of ex -Senator Quay, suggest ed that a time be fixed for a vote on the case. In the course of his remarks be intimated that certain senators were throwing obstacles in the way of a vote, and Indicated that Gallinger was c of these senators. Gallinger quietly replied that he de sired to be beard on the question, but had not had an opportunity to apeak. To his statement Penrose retorted that the New Hampshire senator bad assured him he did not expect to speak on the Quay case. Instantly Gallinger was on his feet, and with evident feeling and with great vehemence, replied as above quoted. I don't know whether I don't speak the truth," hotly replied Penrose, "or whether the senator from New Hamp shire failed to tell me the truth." Gallinger retorted that the whole proceeding of Penrose was unmanly and beneath his notice. The debate on the appropriation bill developed difference of opinion, as Jones, of Arkansas, offered a snsbtltute for the measure a bill to return the duties to those who had paid them, and providing for absolute free trade be' tween the United States and Puerto Itioo. The bill had not been disposed of when the Quay case was tailed up J lie District of Columbia appropria tion bill, carrying f,08,S78, was passed by the bouse today, and also bill granting the abandoned Fort Hayes military reservation to the state ol Kansas for an experimental station and normal school purposes. Parkhnrst on Their Track. New York, March 17. The Key. Dr. Parkburst and Superintendent Burr, of the Society for the Prevention of Crime, will go before the grand jury today with evidence that is expected to how that body how it ha been possi ble, under the system of official pro tection, for gamblers to flourish in New York. Neither Mr. ISurr noi Dr. Park hurst would say last night just what the line of this evidence was, bnt they Intimated that the society was after the gambling commission and the other persons in high places who shared in its spoils, while the prosecution of the gamblers and dive-keepers was only in' oidental to the main issue, and wonld be so treated. Mrs. Htalne'a Kxperlment. Chicago, March 17. Tbe Times Herald says: The servants of the household of Mrs. Emmons Blaine are now working under union rules. Eight hours constitute a day's work. The idea is said to have been suggested to Mrs. Blaine by lrofessor Patrick Geddes, of Edinburgh, who lectured in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. The scientist offered the proposition that there was a chance for the betterment of the condition of household servants, and so woll did Mrs. Blaine regard the luggestion that she decided to adopt it in her home. The system was inaugurated about 10 days ago, and it is said to have proven highly successful. Society and club women are highly interested in Mrs. Blaine' experiment, and if it continue to work well, the plan may be quite generally adopted. AN EDICT AGAINST RATS. Format Proclamation Issued by the Mayor of Astoria. Aatoria, Or., Match 17. A procla mation, of which the following is a copy, was Issued from the mayor s office today: To the Citizens of Astoria: In view of the fact that there has been an authentio case of the plague in China town iu San Francisco, and the Chi nese are constantly coming from there to other cities on this coast, and in view also that the plague now exists in greatly iuoreased number of ports of the Pacific ocean from which vessels are constantly ooming to the ports of this coast, and in view also of the fact that rats take this disease more easily than man, aud are generally the first to take it in any port, and then give it to man; aud in view of the fact that the diseased rats cannot be isolated in case of an epidemic; therefore I think it proper that the people should be warned to kill the rata by trapping or other- ise, without delay, as a matter of self and public protection. This I consider of great importance, and I hope it will be done immediately, while the council will adopt other measures calculated to prevent the introduction of the dis ease. "ISAAC BERGMAN, Mayor." Plagus Situation at 8ydney. Sydney, N. 8. W., Maroh 16. Another death from bubonio plague has icourred here, and two fresh cases have developed. Furniture Factory Destroyed. Muskegon, March 17. Fire tonight destroyed the Sans & Maxwell furni ture factory at l'entwater. The loss is sstimatod at $900,000. Prosperity needs more prayer than adversity. J FILIPINO WAR OVER Only a Few Guerrillas Re main to Be Run Down. TROOPS ARE DOING GOOD WORK General Wheeler, Who Arrived Washington, gays the JCaA Is In Sight. Washington, March 19. General Joseph Wheeler arrived in ths city this morning from Atlanta. He went over to the war department thia afternoon, In the absence of Secretary Root be re ported formally to Adjutant-General Corbin, thus complying with the order from the department which brought him from Manila. The general waa in the uniform of a brigadier-general of the volunteer army. He looked the picture of health; better than when he left Washington for Manila. He gave General Corbin a brief de scription of the condition In Luzon He insisted that the war ia over, and that nothing more is to be done except to run down a few guerrilla and irreg ular. There ia dilfioluty in thia work, he said, and there 1 danger, too, but it prosecution is not "war." Ambui cadea were frequent and annoying, and it wa not easy to tell whether the hid' den foe was strong or weak. Three men had been mistaken for a company in some case. The general said that the Americar troops are doing splendid work there They are sound and healthy, and in quite ai good shape as they would be at home, engaged in similar service. This is owing in a mesaure to tbe ex eel lent care for their men exhibited by officers, and to the watchful precaii tions of the staff of the army. OPEN TO THE CAPE. Bloemfontein Has Through Ball d mnnleatlon. London, March 19. Lord Roberts has sent tbe following dispatch to the war office: Bloemfontein, March 19. General Clements crossed the Orange river yes terday. Repair to tbe railway bridge at Korval's Pont have commenced, and it will shortly be ready for traffic. Gen eral Pole-Carew telegraphs hi arrival at Springfontein, so that Bloemfontein now is practically in rail commcnica iton with Cape Town. "My proclamation is already having an excellent effect. Several hundred burghers have expressed their intention to surrender their arms and return to their occupations. Tbe resident com missioner of Basutuland reports that 800 Boers lately arrived from Bloem fontein, and that a further contingent from Aliwal North was only waiting to know the terms of my proclamation to surrender. They had refused to attend a council at Kroonstad, to which Presi dent Steyn had summoned them." EXPLOSION AT BLAST FURNACE. One Man Entirely Cremated and Font Others Injured. Pitteburg, March 19. By the fall of a "hung" at tbe Monongahela furnace at MoKeesport today one man wa ore- mated, two were fatally burned and two others were badly injured. Geo, Martin is the cremated man. Geo. Curvan and Sydney Jackson were so badly bnrned that their recovery la ini possible. Stephen Stobeowski and John Borcneok were badly burned, but will recover. Explosions of this character are fre quent in thia section, but the absolute disappearance of Martin lends an air of mystery to the affair. Three hun dred tons of molten ore, coke and min erals used in the production of pig iron became fast in the furnace, and Martin and Curvan, as top filler, tried to dis lodge it. Suddenly the entire mas foil, compressing the gas below and causing terrifio explosion. Not a trace of Martin' body can be found. Curvan, when discovered, was in a horrible shape, and can hardly live until morning. The other men, who were at the bottom of the furnace, fared some better, but Jackson ia so badly burned that his recovery ia next to im possible. Food for Puerto Rleana. Washington, Maroh 19. Five hun dred tons of rice, codfish and bacon were shipped on a transport to Puerto Rico today by tbe war department to relieve the Buffering. The shipment is made in i espouse to an appeal some time ago from General George Daiva, military governor of Puerto Rico, to acting Secretary of State Meikeljohn, for aid for starving Puerto Ricans. General Davis' letter depicts an aw ful situation on the island. He ex plained that he intended to discontinue the distribution of food the first of the mouth, but owing to the distress he asked for this shipment. He also says that it ia imperative that a further shipment of 500 tons of the same arti cles be made on the next transport fol lowing this shipment. Fire In a Maiaaehusctts Town. Ilodkinton, Mass., March 17. Fire destroyed five of the best business build ings in this place today. Tbe loaa is estimated at $75,000 to $100,000. AsaUtant Quarterinaeter for Otis. San Franoisoo, March. 19. Captain Charles D. Palmer, who haa been sta tioned in Chicago since June, 1898, as assistant quartermaster of the depart ment of the lakes, sail for Manila to day. He will act a assistant quarter master on General Otis' staff. Berlin, March 19. Herr von Putt- kamer, ex-vioe-president of the Prus sian ministry, and brother-in-law oi Prince Bismarck, ia dead at Varsin, aged 71 year. BOER SYMPATHIZERS. New Tork Maes Meeting Addressed by Montana Whit. New York, March 19. There wa meeting of Boer sympathizer at Cooper Union tonight, at which George H. van Hoesen presided. Montague White, the Boer representative; John E. Mulhol land and P. L. Wesseli, a represent' tive of the Orange Free State, made speeches. Mr. Van Hoesen prophesied that "not until all the Boers are in their graves or all the English are In flight will the war be over." Referring to bis interview with re gard to the probable destruction of Johannesburg by the Boers, he said: "A nation making war cannot pro vide a drawing room for it enemy, The Boer would neither have lost noi gained by the destruction of Bloem fon tein; but tbe case of Johannesburg is different, a it would provide splendid barrack accommodation for the British, and by reason of its location and other advantages an invaluable base for oper ations." As to tbe reported statement of th British that President Kruger would be held personally responsible for any de struction of property he said: "President Kruger is well able tc take care of himself, and if be hi not, call npon yon to take care of bim." Mr. Weasel spoke briefly, beginning with a reference to the reverence with which the Boers regard their women, and the fact that the women have been fighting in the trenches. He declared the Boers had demonstrated and would demonstrate their right and fitness tc govern themselves. He chanced Emr land with supplying the natives with guns to use against the Dutch; with falsifying the surveys, in order to get possession of the diamond fields; with misusing tbe natives and Boers, and with other reprehensible things. He concluded with an appeal that America intervene to stop hostilities, and reiter ated the statement that European nations wonld have intervened if the; bad but known bow the United State stand. THE CUBAN PROBLEM. Will Ba Taken Vp Whan Puerto Rico Is Out of the Way. New York, March 19. A special to the Time from Washington says: Four weeks hence, the year allowed by tbe treaty of peace with Spain for the Spanish inhabitants of Cuba to decide whether they will be Cuban or Spanish citizens will expire. Immediately after that date. April 11, according to the plan laid down by the admimstra' tion at tbe opening of the present ses aion of congress, preparations are to be made for the holding of municipal elec tions and ultimately for the eleotion of a convention which will decide npon the Cuban form of government. To that government, according to the original programme, the United States is to surrender the control of the island. Whether that programme will be car ried out in its entirety cannot certainly be said. The senate committee on Cuban affair ha the matter before it. The plan was Senator Foraker's, and he secured the consent of the ad minis tration to it at a time when powerful interests were contending for a differ ent policy, and when they had pro gressed so far that the plan had been announced to the public a the presi' dent's plan. Senator ForaJrer is confi dent that it will be adopted, and it Is understood that this is the reason why be is so anxious for the immediate adoption of a civil government for Puerto Rico, with or without a tariff annex. He wants Puerto Rico out of the way, it i said, in time for the big' ger Cuban problem to have a free field. Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, has started for Cuba with Senator Aldrich and Teller. Senator Piatt is chairman of committee on relations with Cuba, and he, with Senators Aldrich and Teller, form a subcommittee which haa been delegated to go to Cuba and study the situation. Nothing has been said about the duration of the stay the three senators will make. It ia under stood, however, that their visit relates to the plebiscite of April 11. INTERVIEW WITH ITO. Humors of War Between Bussla and Japan Ara Unfounded. New York, Maroh 17. A dispatch to the Herald from Yokohama says: Mar quis Ito, Japanese ex-prime minister in an interview, said: "The rumor of war between Russia and Japan are unfounded newspaper reports. An agreem ent exists between Russia and Japan to the effect that neither power will encroach upon Corea, and we must believe that Russia is sincere. The new Russian minister to Corea has come to Tokio and our re latione are most friendly." Speaking about the South Afrioan war. Marquis Ito said: 'The outcome of the struggle will be to increase England's greatness and arouse new interest in the armies which her colonies have developed. England will have trained soldier all over the globe. The policy of Japan is not a colonial one. Tbe Japanese army and navy are intended to defend Japan and her in terests, not for conquest. Japan has no money for war or aggrandizement. The new development of commerce in the East render it necessary for each nation to protect its interests with a show of power. The present reform revolutionary movement," concluded Marquis Ito, is insignificant because it has no fol lowing among the people." Declares Himself Dictator. New Orleans, March 19. Advice from Port Limon and Greytown by steamer, say that President Iglesias, of Costa Rica, has Issued a- proclamation suspending the constitution of the re public and declaring himself dictator until after the threatened invasion on the part of Moi ra occurs or ha been abandoned, , BIG STRIKE ORDERED Manufacturers and Machln. ists Cannot Agree. WILL AFFECT 100,000 WORKMEN Will Extend Throughout th Vnltad States and May Beach Other Coun triesBegins at One. Chicago, March 30. After the con ference between representatives of the International Association of Machinists and the Administrative Council of the National Metal Trades Association, ended at 10:30 this morning. President James O'Connell, of tbe union, declared that strike would be called immediate ly in all parts of the United State and Canada. Such strike will involve 100,000 men and cause to be abut down for an indefinite period plants having an aggregate capacity of millions of dollars. Chicago labor troubles are re sponsible for the disagreement, which ia expected to precipate the general machinists' strike. Were it not for the fact that leaders of the Machinists' Union refused to call off strikes that now exist in Chicago, Columbus, O., and Paterson, N. J., the manufacturers and leaders, it is believed, would have come to an amicable agreement and arbitration wonld have been perman ently established between tbe National Metal Trades Association and the Inter national Association of Machinists. The members ot the executive board of tbe Machinists' Union, however, re fused to call off the Chicago strike, as they declaied that if they did, th Chicago local union would secede from the International Association. When the refusal of the machinists to end the strike wa presented to tbe man factor- era, they issued an ultimatum to the labor leaders, and on their refusal to agree to its provisions, all negotiation were broken off. Before leaving tbe rooms in which the joint conference was being held. President James O'Connell, of tbe In ternational Union, declared that th union would begin immediately to call strikes in all parts of tbe country. Ths, first of these strikes will be called in Cleveland. After all the large cities shall have been tied up, strikes will be called in the machine shops of all the railroads in the country. After meeting in seperate confer ences, all the afternoon, tbe manufact urers and the labor leader began a Joint meeting at 8 P. M., at which tht manufacturers submitted to the ma chinists a proposal for arbitration. They asked that all strikes and look outs be called off pending the arbitra tion of the difficulties by a committee consisting of the presidents of the two organization and two members from each association, whose decision shall be accepted as final. On the second proposition the two associations were united. The labor leaders refused to agree to the first proposition, and lubmitted a demand for immediate and separate arbitration of the Chicago difficulties. This the manufacturers refused to ratify, and the conference broke up, both sides making what amounted to a formal declaration of war. The declaration of machinists took the form of threats of an international Btrike made by Pres ident O'Connell and Organizer Reed. The manufacturers then presented their side of the question in a set of resolutions in which they declared that 'the form of joint agreement this day unanimously adopted by the adminis trative council of the National Metal Trades Association and presented to the executive officers of the Interna tional Association of Machinists is the best and only proposition which the National Metal Trades Association haa to make, and that the committee again presents the agreement of the executive committee to the International Associa tion ot Machinists, and requests them to accept the same by atnVxing their official signatures and notify them that this association is ready to sign the agreement jointly with them." The union of tbe International Asso ciation of Machinists met today and in dorsed the action of tbe officers. In view of tbe failure of all efforts for'a settlement of the machinists' strike. National President James O'Con nell announced tonight that the last detals of plans for calling a national strike this week of 70,t)00 union machin ists were being perfected. Mr. O'Con nell had put himself in communication daring tbe day with the local unions in several of the big cities East and West. He declares that all is in readiness fot a general walk out before April 1. Terrorised by Begulators. Atlanta, Ga., March 19. A special to the Constitution from Columbia, S. C, says: The station agent and othel citizens of Neeces, Orangeburg county, telegraphed the governor at midnight begging for troops to protect them from white regulators, who had twice visited the town, beat the people, white and black, and promised to return tomor row and kill them. Work on the sur rounding farm haa been stopped and people driven from their business. The governor telegraphed the sheriff to ride acroe the country with a posse and give protection until troops could be sent tomorrow if needed. New York, Maroh 20. The United States transport Burnside arrived today from San Juan, Santiago and Gibara, with 40 cabin passenger and 52 dis charged and furloughed soldier, eto. Among the latter are 13 prisoners anc 15 guards. The Burnside brought nin soldiers' bodies. Manila, Maroh 30. A military com mission at Bayambong haa sentenced tc -, be hanged, on March 80, two natives, , who have been found guilty of uturdar ing their countrymen.