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The imports of specie at the port of New York last week aggregated only 890.138. President Diaz will be unnhle, on ac. count of public business. to accept any invitation to meet lresilent. McKinley at the border. The Cunnrd line intends to equip its steamers with instru neunts for wireless telegraph, and make an experiment to determine iss value. The Illinois house has passed a bill appropriating . '!o.Oino for an Illinois exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase ex hibition at St. Louis. The sealing steamer Kite," for whose safety some fear had been felt reached St. Johns, N. I:. yesterday, with 10,000 seals, almost a full load. William Grimes has been appointed secretary of Oklahoma territory to succeed William M. Jenkins, recently appointed governor. President McKinley will deliver a speech in Convention hall during his stay in Kansas City on his way home from the Pacific coast. While practicing for a ball game at Madera, Cal.. Sunday. F. E. Kirkpat rick, a young man, collided with an. other player and was instantly killed. Ed Hansen, the last member of the gang of counterfeiters recently cap tured at Spokane, Wash., has been sen tenced to ten years at hard labor on McNeil's island. British Columbia is again in the throes of a political crisis, brought about by the government's bill to bor row five million dollars to subsidize railways in the province. Robbers at Norwich, Kan., entered the oflice of the Badger Lumber com pany. Sunday night. blew open the safe and secured some money. Twenty $10 bills were found near by. The United States government and the Canadian government are uniting in an effort to stop the smuggling of and unlawful influx of Chinamen into Canada and the United States. In the bicycle race at Cyler's park, San Jose, Cal., last week Burton Down ing broke the world's one-half mile ,~,,..,,,,.~r rn o -1.n. T-t amateur recora or :>a :-j seconas. -l rode the distance in 59 seconds flat. The Berlin money market now shows greater ease than for several years. The Reichsbank rate of discount is the lowest that has been in force since June, 1890, and the private rate is un usually low. The bank at Pioneer, Williams coun ty, O., was~ entered by burglars during Friday night. The vault was wrecked by dynamite and the sum of $1000 is said to be missing. 'There is no clue to the robbers. In Spokane, Wash., last week Winters & Chapman, contractors, who helped Paul Mohr build his Portage road, tiled suit asking $27,.'97 from the Central Navigation and Construction company for work done. Frank Oleson, cashier, and J. S. Stangroom, bookkeeper of the defunct Scandinavian-American bank of New Whatcom, Wash., have been arrested charged with receiving deposits after the failure of that institution. Prince Tuan has utterly failed to pro duce a rising among the inhabitants of Mongolia, who are kept quiet by a wholesome respect for Russia. It is therefore declared to be untrue that an insurrection has broken out in Mon golia. In Seattle Sunday, H. B. Darnell of Oil City, Pa., was found dead in his bed at the Perrin house. He had blown out his brains with a revolver. As near as can be ascertained, the sui cide took place sometime Saturuay af ternoon. Preparations for the polar expedi tion, under Captain Baldwin, are well in hand, and he expects to sail with forty companions from a Norwegian port in June. Supplies have already been sent from America, and his ship is nearly ready. The committee appointed by the Ten nessee Senate to investigate the char ges of attempted bribery preferred by Senator Elbridge in open Senate against ex-Comptroller James A. Harris reported that the evidence did not sustain the allegations. The imports of dry goods and gener al merchandise at the port of New York last week were valued at $10, 968,662. The exports of specie to all countries aggregated $2,580,275, con sisting of $1,Ol(i.2i5 silver bars and coin and $1,554.010 gold. In Topeka, Kas., while resisting ar rest Sunday, iGeorge Head was struck on the head by Policeman Hall. The blow fractured his skull, causing death six hours after. Head had been drink ing and had been disturbing a relig ious meeting on the street. The President has appointed Col. Merritt Barber of the Adjutant-Gen eral's department and Major Oscar F. Long of the quartermasters' depart ment brigadier-generals of volunteers on account of their long and faithful services in the Philippines. Fifty million dollars of Great Brit ain's ,new loan has beem placed in the United States. The National City bank, J. P. Morgan & Co,; Baring, Magoun & Co., and the New York Life Insurance company, comprise the syndicate that has taken the loan. ORGANIZED REBELLION ENDS IN PHILIPPINES. All of the Leading Insurgents, Including Aguinaldo's Relatlves, Surrender to .AAmerieran Authorities. The report that tieneral Alejandrino has surrendered is confirmed. He was looked upon as the possible successor of Aguinaldo. Padre Aglipay, the ex communicated Filipino priest who preached the doctrine of a holy war against the United States, has also surrendered. General Tinio, with his entire com mand, has surrendered to Captain Fred erick V. Krug of the Twentieth in fantry at Sinait, province of South Ilocos. Bialdomero Aguinaldo and Pedro Aguinaldo, relatives of General Emilo Aguinaldo, and five other insurgent leaders, have surrendered. Fifteen Filipino officers have surren dered to Colonel Baldwin at Cavite Viejo. It is said at the war department by officers recently back from the Philip pines that there now remains in the field in Luzon only one chief whom they are particularly desirous of catch ng, namely: Cailles, the head-hunter. This man has violated every rule of warfare and it is not expected that he will be taken alive. Kidnappers Again Offer to Compromise With Cudahy. An agent of the kidnappershas made a proposition to Edward A. Cudahy to return $21,000 of the money paid for his son's ransom, demanding in return a withdrawal of the $25,000 reward and a cessation of the search that is being prosecuted, together with an abandon ment of the determination to punish the criminals. The proposition camne in a letter from Elgin. I,1., and Mr. Cudahy is convinced of its authenticity. "So far as the offer is concerned." says Mr. Cudahy, "it has been rejected I refused abso lutely and unqualifiedly to consider it, and am determined to prosecute this search as vigorously as I know how. That is what we started out to do, and I feel as if I would follow those men to the end of the earth. I realize that tliis uceans $416,000 to me, and that is a sum that is certainly an object to any man, no matter what may be his means. As 1 feel about the matter, I would spend my last thousand dollars inals. 1 am desirous of having them punished for what they have done and to deter any other daring gang from compelling other parents to undergo what we have unldergone.' Inlian Outhreak Feard in Oregon. Governor i(cer of Oregon Tuesday received a petition signed by 502 citi zens of Wallowa county, and addressed to F. A. Hitchcock, secretary of the interior at Washington, Ii C., urging the department to take steps to pre vent the encroachment of indians upon the settlers of that county. The settlers of Wallowa county have long suffered from the depredations of these Indians, who come from their reservations in Idaho, Washington and Oregon into that county to graze their horses, which, the citizens claim, are afflicted with contagious diseases. It is ilso claimed that the Indians ter rorise settlers. Butte Mliners' I' ion Will Invest !450,000 in Alnalganuiated Copper Stock. To show its confidence in the future the Butte Miners' union, of which every one of the 8,000 miners in the district is a member, Tuesday night voted to invest $50,000 in amalgamated copper stock. It is understood that the union is guaranteed 8 per cent on the investment in addition to earnings by reason of a rise in the stock and the privilege to sell it back to the company after one year for the full price paid, which is $100 per share for 500 shares. Injunction Against Sale of the Rio Grande Western. Judge Brown, in the United States circuit court at New York, signed an order Tuesday restraining Spencer, Trask & Co from carrying out the pro posed consolidation of the Rio Grande Western railroad of Utah and the Den ver & Rio Grande railroad of Colorado, and enjoining the firm from selling any of the stock of the proposed consoli dated concern. Washington's Eight-Hlour Law Annulled Judge W. H. Snell, at Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, sustained the demurrer of the city to the complaint of the former city employees who have been suing for overtime, which knocks out the eight. hour law passed by the legislature of 1899. TLe principal ground for the de cision is that the law attempts to inter fere with the right of private contract, and it is in line with a recent decision of the New York appellate court. California Supreme Court Breaks Fair Will The state supreme court of California has reversed a former decision, and de clared that the trust clause in the will of the late James G. Fair is invalid. In his will, Fair left the estate, valued at $15,000,000, in trust, the proceeds to go to his heirs, but the principal to be kept out of their hands. As a result of the decision of the supreme court, the estate will now be divided among Fair's children, Mrs. Herman Oelrichs, Mrs W. K. Vanderbilt and Charles Fair. CUEANS PLEASED. Visit to the President Impressed Cuban' Favorlably. The Cuban delegation completed its labor in \Vashington Saturday. In the morning the delegates nmet Secretary Root, who escorted them to the White House, where they had a tinal and de cisive talk with the President. Then they paid visits of courtesy to each of the otlicials whom they have net, and finally they started for New York at 11 o'clock, homeward bound. Senor Capote later said: "We have conclulded our business here. We have had two interviews with the President, and four with the Secretary of War. during which all the matters we came to discuss had the fullest and most mi nute consideration. We came to con sider the relations between Cuba and the United States, and these, both po litical and economical, have had the most careful attention. We return to Cuba, and will deliver to the constitu tional convention all the information we have obtained, information which is highly important and interesting., Senor Capote spoke in high terms of Secretary Root. He said that theques tions were of national importance, and that the conferences were conducted with the care that serious matters un der consideration demanded. SHIPPING INTERESTS CONSOLIDATED. One of Great Britain's Greatest Steamship Lines Bought by Americans. The first step in the direction of the consolidation of some of the biggest Trans-Atlantic shipping interests has been accomplished by the purchase by J. Pierpont Morgan & Co., of the Ley land line of steamers. The Leyland line is one of Great Britains shipping imstitutions, far ex ceeding the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation company in tonnage and importance. When, some months ago, it was sug gested that the line was likely to pass into the hands of the Atlantic Trans port company, much comment followed in regard to the effect it would have on other British lines, as it was generally felt in speculative circles that such a wide-reaching shipping amalgamation, in close touch with American railroads, would have serious consequences for lines outside the coin bination. Topelka Joint Keepers Threaten to Lynch Policeman. Patrolman S. M. hall, who is in the county jail, charged with killing a drunken man named George Head, Friday night, has been in considerable danger from mob violence. h1all was arrested and placed in jail. Joint keepers and their sympathizers have been trying to organize a mnob to lynch Hall. It could not be recruited to a sullicient number to make the at tempt on the jail and the attempt has been abandoned. Head was a joint keeper and was arrested by Hall for disturbing a religious meeting. Idaho Will llonor McKinley, Governor Hunt has named a com mittee of fifty-seven representative men of the state to escort the president and party through the state. The com mittee is headed by ex-Senator Shoup, who is to have charge of all arrange ments. Among the members are Sena tors D)ubois and Ileitfelt, Rlepresenta tive Glenn and ex-Representative Wil son. It is not yet known where the committee will meet the president's train. The itinerary provides for a run through Idaho in the night, and it is likely that the Idaho delegation will go into Montana so as to catch the party in daylight. Germans Defeated by Chinese. The Germans were virtually caught in a trap near the Kukuwan pass. A detachment of eighty had forty-five casualties, while the Chinese losses are said to have been nominal. The Ger man expedition is returning, leaving the country greatly disaffected, owing to the hardships inflicted upon the population. Altogether the expedition appears to have produced a very bad effect. The current Chinese gossip is that the Germans were driven back with heavy losses, and this is implicitly believed by the bulk of the people. How Comnmissary Frauds Were Discovered. Copies of Manila papers a month old have been received at the war depart ment, containing stories of the discov eries of irregularities in the matter of commissary stores. It appears from these accounts that Major West, who was sent to Manila to be depot commis sary, would not accept charge of the depot until the stores either were shown upon invoice or accounted for. This led to an investigation, and some of the enlisted men and civilians em ployed about the commissary store house were arrested. Counterfeiters at Butte. Two of what is supposed to be a big gang of counterfeiters were arrested at Butte Monday and identified by several people on whom they had passed bogus $10 gold pieces. They got rid of quite a number. William Dougherty, one of them, has lived at Butte for years, and is supposed to have only recently be come connected with the gang. John Mullig4n, the other, has been here a much shorter time, and was a faro dealer until the law caused the gasriue to close or run very much under oov*r. CUDAHY KIDNPI-ING SUSPECT FREE. Judge Scores Jury for Its Verdict-Other Cases Pending. James Callahan, who has been on trial a.t Omaha for complicity in the kidnapping of Edward Cudahy. was declared not guilty by the jury Sunday morning. The judge had evidently been ex pecting another verdict, and was openly disappointed. "It is impousible for me to under stand," he said, "how twelve intelli gent men coull have agreed upon such a verdict after listening to the testi mony. The defendant could not have chosen more wisely if he had been se lecting his own representatives, and the community could not have made a more unsatisfactory selection. This jury is discharged without the compli ments of the court." Callahau's attorneys were not pres ent, and the defendant expressed a de sire to thank the jurors in his own be half. This, the court refused to permit. He said the jury did not deserve any thanks. Two other counts still hang against Callahan. lie was at once re-arrested under these. There is doubt, however, whether the state will be able to bring the cases to trial. Chief of Police Don ahue announces that the $50,000 offered for the apprehension of Patrick Crowe will be withdrawn. lie says it is one thing to arrest the culprit and another to convict him. The reward of $50,000 offered jointly by both city and Ed ward Cudahy, however, will still re main in force. The evidence was strong against the accused. It convicted him with the purchase of the pony which figured in the case, with the renting of the house in which young Cudahy was de tained, and of being in company with the chief suspect, Pat Crowe, for sev eral days just prior to the abduction. He was also identified by Eddie Cudahy as the man who stood guard over him while negotiations were pending. CLARK FORCES RESTRAINED. Short Line Secures Injunction Against In terference With Grade. Judge T. P. HaIwley, of the United States circuit court at Carson City, Nevada, Saturday issued a temporary injunction against the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake company, which restrains it from interfering with the tracklaying of the Oregon Short Line in Nevada. Thus the Short Line wins another big point in the great dispute, and the fight is off for the time being. The fact was set forth that the secre tary of the interior had rendered a de cision giving the Oregon Short Line company the title to the old grade ex tending from Uvada to Clover Valley Junction, in Lincoln county, and to Pioche. The petition also cited that the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake company had threatened to in terfere with the workmen of the Ore gon Short Line to prevent them from laying track on certain portions of the grade It is expected the Short Line will rush work pending the hearing, and thus secure possession of the dis puted grade. BEET SUGAR INDUSTRY THOROUGHLY ESTABLISAED. Report of Government Agent on Condi tions of Sugar Beet Oulture In United States. C. F. Saylor, of Iowa, special agent in charge of the beet sugar investiga tion of the department of agriculture, has submitted his report to Secretary Wilson. He says this year shows a very active tendency toward the insti tution of beet sugar enterprises. Next autumn, he says, Michigan will have three new factories, and Ohio, Indiana, New York, Colorado, Utah, South and North Dakota and Illinois will install new factory enterprises, making thir teen throughout the United States now in contemplation. A conservative estimate, he says, is that there will be forty-two beet sugar facturies in operation throughout the United States by the end of next au tumn. Everything indicates that the industry is thoroughly established throughout the country. Progress of Boer Var. Lord Kitchener continues the prosess of wearing down the Boers, who, how. ever, are very active in the Kroonstadt district, where they recently derailed two trains, and also captured, after a yevere fight, twenty-five men of the Prince of Wales Light Horse, whom they stripped of their horses and ac. coutraments and then liberated. Col. Plumer's forces captured a small laager of forty-five men, including the notorious Transvaal State Engineer Munick, who planned the destruction of the Johannesburg mines in the spring of last year, and his father. Outlaw's Head Severed by Rope. Thomas E. Ketchum, alias "Black Jack," the notorious outlaw who had terrorized the people of the southwest for the past fifteen years, was hanged at Clayton, N. M., Friday afternoon, his head being severed from his body by the rope as ifiby a guillotine. The headless trunk pitched forward toward the spectators and blood spurted upon those nearest the scaffold. The execu tion took place inside a stockade built for the ocoassion, 15 e'ople witnessing the horrible spectac e. CLASH ON NEVADA GRADE. First Fight Bletween Short Line and Clark Forces Results in a Draw. A dispatch from Uvada, says the first clash between the Oregon Short Line and Clark forces for possession of the disputed grade at the dead line oc curred Friday, twenty - four hours ahead of scheduled time. About 9 o'clock in the morning Superintendent Young and P. B. McKeou met Chief Virg Kellv and his lieutenants at Averill's camp, near the line where the Clark men claim the old grade. They informed the Clark forces that they proposed to unload ties on the grade, to which the Clark forces de murred. A train of twenty-two wag ons loaded with ties appeared and were stopped at the dead line. They retreated and charged on the grade, endeavored to dash down the hillside, but for two hours every attempt was futile. Finally the Short Line people divided their forces and attacked in two places, succeeding in getting three wagons on the grade. At this stage a truce for twenty-four hours was arranged, pending instruc tions from headquarters. The sheriff attempted to stop the melee but was helpless. The Clark forces numbered 150 men, being considerable stronger than the Short Lines. 200 KILLED BY EXPLOSION. Smokeless Powder Factory in Germany Blows up With Fearful Havoc. One of the most destructive explo sions on record occurred Thnrsday evening at the electro-chemical works near Greisheim, Germany, where smokeless powder is manufactured. Most of the boilers exploded, causing fearful loss of life, the number of vic tims being placed at 200. The noise was so tremendous that it was heard at great distances, including Frankfort and Mayence. The factory became a mass of flames immediately, and a northeast wind carried the sparks to neighboring vil lages, where several houses were set on fire. Eighteen cylinders, each con taining about 100 hundredweight of smokeless power. were in the room where the explosion occurred. Bryan ill Not Seek;Another Nominatmou.. In a statement given publicity Thurs day, W. J. Bryan says, in effect, that he has no intention of seeking a third nominatioa for the presidency. Mr Bryan's announcement is in answer to an article in an eastern paper speculat ing on his future plans as a political leader. Mr. Bryan said: "I am not planning for another presi dential nomination, for if I were I could not be editing a paper; if I ever become a candidate again it will be because it seems necessary for the ad vancement of the principles to which I adhere, and that does not now seem probable. I shall, however, continue to take an interest in politics for sev eral years yet, if I live, and can be re lied upon to support those who as can didates advocate Democratic principles, and who can be entrusted to enforce them if elected." President Wrecks Ills Bank. Under order of the court, Receiver Muir of the Scandinavian-American bank of New Whatcom. Wash., has filed a report of its affairs, which lays bare a system of reckless banking op erations. According to the report, the bank's president, II. St. John Dix, bor rowed its entire deposits and $8000 of its capital on his unsecured notes. Other officers are the bank's debtors to the extent of $1,200. The capital stock of the bank was $25.000. Of the 250 shares President St. John held 207 and cashier Oleson fifteen. The bank's nominal assets are $31,706. Of this over $24,000 are unsecured notes of its president. Commissary Officer Convicted. Commissary Sergeant John Meston, charged with complicity in the com missary frauds at Manila, whose trial ended April 15th, has been sentenced to dishonorable discharge and to two years' imprisonment. The sentences of the other sergeants and clerks simi larly implicated will probably be greater. Lieutenant William Patter son of the coast artillery, formerly a Philadelphia lawyer, is to be tried by court-martial for misappropriating the company funds. Blots in Russia. During the Easter celebration scenes of riot and disorder occurred in the town of Tagarourog on the Sea of Azov, Russia. Incidents of drunken violence were almost continuous for several days. Apparently, however, the disturbances did not arise from po litical causes. In Ekatorinostav riots occurred at the same time, and the au thorities have suspended public gath erings in the town for three months. Plot to Capture Empress of China. A Paris paper affirms that General Bailloud and Colonel Marchand some time ago contemplated an attempt to seize the CLinese empress and court. General Bailloud approached Colonel Marchand and asked him if he would undertake a certain enterprise which would very probably hasten the end of hostilities. The colonel replied that he was will ing and General Bailloud and Colonel Marchand drew up a plan, the execu tion of which was venturesome, but feasible. The diplomats, however, opposed the scheme and it fell through. SHORT LINE WINS. United States Land Office Deciden Short Line Entitled( to Grade inl Nevada. The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake railroad, the project of Senator W. A. Clark, received a setback Wed nesday by an adverse decision relative to right of way made by judge Willis Van Devanter, assistant attorney gen eral for the interrior department. The Utah & California filed right of way 'maps in the general laud office for seventy-five miles of its proposed line, extending from Uvada,IUtah, to Clover' Valley Junction, Nev., and from Clover Valley Junction to Pioche, forty miles. of the distance being upon the right. of way originally secured by the Ore gon Short Line and Utah Northern, transferred to the Utah, Nevada. &. California railroad, the line with which the Union Pacific proposes to shut out the Clark road. It was contended by the Clark rep resentatives that the Oregon Short. Line interest in the right of way had. lapsed because of failure of that coin-; pany to utilize the same for a period of'' five years. By the Union Pacific it1 was contended that the transfer of the right of way to the Utah, Nevada & California and constructing on certain portions of the grade and track served to keep alive the right of way, and this view was sustained by Judge Van Devanter. Venezuela Courts Corrupt. A New York dispatch says three powers have already signified to Ven ezuela that they will not respect the decisions of her courts, and that cer tain decrees issued by her executive are null and void. Two other powers. are about to issue the same notice to her, if they have not already issued it, and others are expected. In short, Venezuela is fast assuming the place of a pariah among the nations. The notice referred to has already been issued by the United States, Spain and Germany. Great Britain and Hol land are the two nations which are about to issue it. The United States has gone further than the other pow ers, for in the case of the asphalt dis pute she has served notice on Venezue la that she reserves the right to "re view" the decisions of that country's. courts. Healers Confess Fraud. In the federal court at Kansas City Wednesday, Stephen A. Weltmer and Joseph H. Kelly, president and secre tary, respectively, of the Weltmer In- stitute of Magnetic Ucaling, at Nevada, Mo., pleaded guilty to the charge of using the mails to defraud. The institute advertised to heal "all diseases known to man or woman," giving "absent treatment" and did. such a tremendous mail order business that the Nevada post-office was raised from a fourth-class to a first-class office. The postoffice department at Washing ton ordered their mail stopped, and the grand jury indicted them. Navajo Chief Killed. A report has been received at army headquarters in Denver from Lieut. Charles L. Woodhouse, commanding Fort Wingate, N. M., of the killing of "Thomas," or Hosteen-Bo-Cuddy-Be gay, a head man of the Navajo Indi ans, by three men of the tribe. A party of soldiers discovered blood and other evidences of murder about seven miles southwest of Fort Wingate. Pursuing the trail they overhauled "Thomas's" mother, wife and two chil dren. They said that Jesus Pardony, Chine Pardony and Juan Corley had killed the chief with; a knife and an ax after a dispute over a pony trade, and had buried the body on a high mesa. Boer Agent Accused of Innoculating Horsep With Disease. A London dispatch says that the British agent in New Orleans has dis covered that the Boer agents employed as cattlemen have infected horses des tined for South Africa with glanders and other diseases. Hundreds of these animals are said to have died on the way to the Cape, while many on their arrival have had to be destroyed. The government has advised the British agents in Texas and elsewhere to take some precautions and it ih hoped that the United States authorin ties will also take measures. EPIDEMIC OF MEASLES, Forty Members Fourteenth Cavalry Havy the Disease. An epidemic of measles has broken out among the members of the Four teenth cavalry at Fort Leavenworth, and it is feared that the disease will practically disable the regiment for . time at least. Forty men are now in the hospital and new cases are appears ing daily. The disease is in a mild form and no serious results are antici pated. The claim that Japan will make, upon China for indemnities amount to £4,750,000. In Venezuela the coffee, cotton and cattle export duties have been sup. pressed. The import duties have been increased ]2 per cent, to tae effect May 1st. Preliminary work is to be com menced immediately upon the new sur vey to accurately define the boundary, line between British Columbia and! Montana and Washington.