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Indian cotton is displacing the Amer4 loan article in Japan. A California brewing company will restablish a plant at Manila. Governor Odell of New York has signed the anti-scalping bill. Up to March 31 the new war revenue measure has produced $e86,504,447. A trans-Atlantic steamship line be. tween Chicago and Hamburg, has been established. The Twenty-eighth volunteer in fantry was mustered out at San Fran cisco the 2nd. The Prussian government has bought the coal mines in the Ruhr district for 25,000,000 marks. Saloons in Kansas City, Mo., were closed as tight as a drum Sunday for the first time in six years. Six hundred visiting Ohioans will attend the launching of the battleship Ohio at San Francisco the 15th. The national federation committee of miners in France has voted against a general strike of the miners. In San Jaun, Porto Rico, last week the new 850,000 pier caught fire and wvas destroyed in half an hour. Governor Von Hanhke, until recently chief of the emperor's military cabinet has been appointed governorof Berlin. The appointment of a board of ad ministration for China is thought to be a step toward reorganization of the government. Imports into Cuba from the United States, eliminating coin shipments, for 1901 will exceed those of 1900 by about $2,000,000. The Brussels Petit Bleu announces King Leopold intends to create a net work of electric railways, requiring a capital of a million francs. Chancellor Hicks-Beach's proposed export duty on coal threatens, it is said, to bring upon Great Britain an unparalleled industrial crisis. The Harvard university corooration has expressed itself unanimously in favor of granting the decree of doctor of laws to President McKinley. There is a good deal of inflammatory rhetoric in a portion of the English press on the subject of Mr' J. Pierpont rMorgan's raids on English shipping. Ice dealers of Chicano are preparing to advance rates nearly half. It is paid this will mean a summer of suf fering in the poorer districts of the city. Theodosius Secor, one of the earliest American builders of marine engines, is dead at his home in Brooklyn, aged 93. Hle leaves an estate valued at over $1,000,000. The incident relative to the arrest of Ignacio Ii. Baiz, United States Con sular agent at IHarcelona, Venezuela, is closed. Venezuela expresses regret for the occurrence. Another oil gusher was struck at Beaumont, Texas, recently, the oil go ing to the top of the derrick the first leap. This is an eight-inch well-the largest in the district. The Dominion house of commons, in committee of supply, says an Ottawa dispatch, has voted $100,000 for widen ing and deepening the entrances to the Sault Ste. Marie canal. At a meeting held in New York last .Tuesday an arrangement was made whereby five of the great shipbuilding concerns in this country are placed under one management. A dispatch from Seoul, Korea, con* firms the report that the negotiations for a French loan of 5,000,000 yen, for the purpose of constructing the north ern railroad from Seoul to Wiju, have been concluded. Natives of Korea and China are pro hibited from settling on the frontiers of Russia and that foreign Jews from Central Asia are not allowed to settle in Russia, nor to become Russians. Plans are now under discussion for a consolidation of the leading manufac turers of shovels and spades. There has been a very compact association in this trade for a long time. German merchants in Venezuela will try to buy the harbor in the is sand of Margarita, and hundreds of acres near by, ostensibly as a private investment, but really to make a Ger man coaling station. The Chinese authorities have taken occasion several times of late to make known their appreciation of the Pf. forts of the United States to keep tle total of indemnity down to a sum which China could reasonably meet. Irving M. Scott, vice-president and general manager of the Union Iron works, when asked about the reported combination of the big ship-building plants, said that he had received no notification of any such combina tion. The first Sunday of the Pan-Ameri can exposition's offcial existence brought out a good-sized crowd. The exhibits were closed and guards stood by the doors of the great buildings and prevented any one from enter" ing. Surgeon-General Sternberg is very much gratified at the showing made in the recent reports of the Manila hos pitals, showing a smaller percentage of sick than at any time since the American troops were sent to the Phil. ippimes. PRESIDENT VISITS A MINE. MysterIes of Mining Investigated by the Cabinet. The presidential party spent several hours Tuesday visiting a big gold mine located near Phoenix, Arizona. The criginal itinerary contemplated spend ing the entire day until 5 o'clock at Phoenix, but it was modified to permit the party to take this side trip and in spect the works of the Congress mine, the largest gold mine in the territory. Justice Street and other territorial offi cials came on a special train to wel come the president to the territory. A large American flag was draped across the tunnel through which the president passed, and after he emerged he told the little group of miners who congregated about the train that he had seen Old Glory floating from tower and statehouse and warship in many different places, but that never before during his life had he seen the Ameri can flag 1500 feet underground. The mine produces $300,000 in gold a month. The party tramped up to the mouth of the shaft, which descends at an angle of 30 degrees, 3100 feet iuto the mountain. The president did not make the descent, but all of the mem bers of the cabinet except Secretary Wilson went down in a cage to the lowest level and witnessed the drilling and blasting process. PANAMA CANAL FOR SALE. Suggestion Made That the United States Buy It to Prevent Clash of Interests. A Washington dispatch says: In or der to remove the objection raised by the Isthmian canal commission, the Panama Canal company, with the ap proval of the Colombian government, has announced the terms upon which it will sell the Panama canal to the United States. The letter containing its proposition was submitted to Rear Admiral Walker, chairman of the com mission, by Dr. Martinez Silva, Colom bian minister. No price is set by the company for its property and franchise. It suggests the appointment of appraisers-one by the United States and one by the com pany-these two appraisers to select a third, the estimate of the board thus formed to be final. No conditions whatever are attached to the proposal. It is a clean offer and it is expected by advocates of the Panama canal route, will have an important effect upon the final recommendations of the commission. Street Railroad -President Jailed for Con tempt. President W. H. Holmes of the Met ropolitan Street Railway company of Kansas City, was ordered by Judge WVofford, in the criminal court, Tues day, to appear before the grand jury, which is investigating rumors of jury bribing in connection with a damage suit, and produce books and papers of the claim departmentof his road. Mr. Holmes, through his attorneys, refused to comply with the order. Judge Wof ford held the railway president in con tempt of court, and he was conse quently placed in custody until the matter is passed upon by a higher court. St. Louis Girl Kills Her Father. Gustave Baare, aged 50 years, bailiff of the St. Louis school board and an ex-representative in the state legisla ture, was shot and instantly killed at his home Tuesday, by his daughter, Ida. aged 20, who then turned the re volver upon herself, inflicting a wound from which she died in two minutes. Bloth were shot through the head. In a letter the girl said the frequent insults offered her mother by her father had become unbearable, and that she had resolved to kill him and then herself. New Method of Settling Labor Troubles. 4 new method of settling a labor ditlioulty when the principals could not agree, adopted by the Bricklayers' union No. 3 of Bloston, and the Mason Builders' association when they named a master to consider both sides of the question at issue and make a decision which both parties should accept, has brought a satisfactory result. Charles Francis Adams was the judge named and he has decided that the bricklay ers shall have an advance in wages from 45 to 47 cents per hour, begin ning May 15th. Ann Arbor Student Recovers From Plague Charles B. Hare, the student who was taken with bubonic plague April 4th, at Ann Arbor, Mich., has been re leased as permanently cured and Cum ming, the friend who nursed him through the sickness, was released with him. The university pesthouse, where they were confined, has been thorough ly disinfected. There has not been the slightest sign of an infection from the disease. The only bad after-effect that Hare suffers is that of a weak heart. Another Fire at Dawson. The steamer Dolphin brings news of another Dawson fire, with an estimated loss of 875,000. Every building from Gondolfos point, at the convergence of First and Second avenues, up to and including Fairchild's hotel, was burned to the ground. Baltimore Republican. The Republicans have elected eight een out of twenty-four members of the first branch city council of Baltimore, Md., and all three members for the second branch. GROW OUR OWN COFFE'. Expenditure of 81,000.000 a Week Wil go to islands lclongingll to t'nited States. That all the coffee consumed in the United States can be grown in the is lands which have been acquired since the outbreak of the Spanish war is the conclusion reached by the bureau of statistics of the treasury department at Washington, after a careful study of the coffee producing capabilities of the new possessions. 'The islands in which coffee can be successfully grown are Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines. Porto Rican coffee, in the markets where it is well known, is regarded as the best in the world, and it is the conclusion of the bureau of statistics that when coffee plantations have been developed in the Philippines and Hawaii, all of the $1, 000,000 or more which the United States sends abroad every week for coffee can be expended among the inhabitants of our own islands. Porto Rican coffee has long com manded high prices in European markets, though it has been compar atively little known in the United States. Developments of coffee culture in Hawaii during the last few years have been very satisfactory in the quality produced and the prices realized. In the Philippines the product is of high grade. Snowellde Falls 600 Feet Over a Cliff, Bury lng Prospector's Camp. Particulars of the snowslide reported to have occurred at Sunrise City, Alaska, about March 20, have been re ceived in Seattle in a letter from Ben Swesley, a pioneer miner of that sec tion, to W. D. Van Sicklen. The slide did not occur at Sunrise, but at Smith's camp on Lynx creek, twenty-two miles above Sunrise. The dead are: Lee S. Graham, San Jose, Cal.; Fred Shackleford, Rhode Island; Dick Lane, Fresno, Cal.; Henry Willoughy; -- Iogan, known as "Old Man Hogan," San Francisco. The slide started on the side of an adjacent mountain, and came thunder ing down over a cliff on to the camp beneath,,asheer fall of 600 feet. There had been nothing to give the men warning of their danger, and the first known of the catastrophe was when they heard the roar of the great body sliding down the mountain. There were at the camp in all seven men, two besides the five who were killed. The entire seven were buried under the mass, but Frank Fleehardy, a strong young man, was not buried as deeply as the rest, and by dint of six hours' hard work succeeded in getting out of the slide. As soon as he reached the surface, with others he began dig ging for his comrades. The first man reached was Gilbert Devoe. He was alive, but the others were dead when found. Jokers Meet With a Fatal Accident. Emil Mohr and Charles Reis were in stantly killed at Davenport, Iowa, last Monday, while pretending to hang August Blunck on a pulley rope outside the Independence Malting company's building. Mohr and Reis, with Gus Siems, were teasing Blunck and wound up by tying the rope about his waist with the avowed intention of hanging him. The strain on the rope caused the fastenings, sixty feet above, to give way. An iron pulley struck Reis on the head, crushing it into a shapeless mass. A falling scantling brained IMohr. Blunck was slightly injured. VITAL STATISTICS OF MANILA.i Lower Death Rate There Than in Mexico City or Bombay. The division of insular affairs of the war department has issued a statement giving vital statistics for the city of Manila. It shows that the death rate per thousand in Manila during the last year was 34.47. This is lower than the rate prevailing in Mexico City and in Bombay. Bubonic plague claimed 199 victims during the year out of 271 cases. Frenchman Proposes to Regenerate the Human Species. The late Count St. Ouen de Pierre court, whose family dates back to Wil liam the Conqueror, dedicated to the city of Rouen his fortune of 10,000,000' francs on the novel condition that the' city annually give a marriage gift of 100,000 francs to a couple of giants, in) order to regenerate tihe human species. The candidates are to be medically ex amined and the healthiest couple willi be chosen. Boer War Cost British 15,000 Lives. The British war office Monday offici-! ally gave out the total number of1 deaths in the South African war at 714' officers and 14,264 men. Four officers and 314 men have been invalided home, and subsequently died. Two thousand, four hundred and ninety-three non.' commissioned officers and men have' left the service unfit for duty. Has Not Declined to Receive Krueger. It is learned at the state department, that the president has made no state-I ment through any of the usual chan-' nels to the effect that he would refusel to receive Krueger officially or unof-1 ficially. The government has made! no promise as to the character of hisi reception should he decide to come to this country. Boers Destroy Rallroad. It is reported that the Delagoa Bay railroad has again been destroyed byj the Boer forces under Boyer, Jacksonville Deetitute. The great fire at Jacksonville, Fla.l iburned itself out Saturday. One hun4 dred and forty-eight blocks of a beautlN 'ful city were laid waste. The loss is now placed at $11,000,000. There are rumors that many lives were lost, but as every undertaker in the city wag burned out, it is impossible to obtaid confirmation. One story is persistently reiterated to the effect that a party of ,men and women, driven to the docks by the fire, were compelled to jump into the water and several of them Iwere drowned. Ten thousand people are homeless and being fed by charity. All stores that were not burned have been ordered to open their doors and sell to every4 one who applies. Contributions of 'food, tents, bedding and other supplied as well as money are being received on every train, but the demand has been greater than the supply. Appeals foe outside help have been made. Germans Fire on British Tug, Wounding Two of Her Crew. Some German soldiers who were guarding a German bridge across the Pei Ho river at the south end of the British concession at Tien Tsin, fired on a British tug, the Ego, Sunday morning, wounding two of her crew. The bridge impedes river traffic and the tug touched it. The ministers and generals, have agreed upon the Pei Ho river improve ment commission, which is to be com posed of one member each from the consular body, the Tien Tsin govern men t and the commissioners of customs, and the following have been nominated: From the consular body, Mr. Hopkins; from the provisional government, Gen eral Wogan, and from the commission ers of customs, Herr Detring. It is in tended that the commission shall begin its work immediately. WIFE-DESERTION A FELONY. St. Paul Omfers After Thirty Husbands; Who Left Their Families. The county board of control of St. Panul, Minn., has decided to seek requi sition papers in order to secure the re-. turn of thirty husbands who have deserted their wives. The last legisla. ture passed a law making wife-deser tion a felony, punishable by imprison ment in the penitentiary for from one to three years, with a provision for a. suspension of sentence providing the: delinquent husband shall give a bond to the state to support his wife and family. Army in Philippines Will be Reduced to 40,000 Men. After a careful consideration of thei situation, the administration has de-; cided to reduce the army in the Philip pines to 40,000. The opinion prevails that this number will be ample for the present needs of the service in the islands, and if conditions continue to improve in the satisfactory manner that has been shown in the past few months the force may be reduced stil; further. The expectation of the war department is that all of the volunteers now in the Philippines will have left the islands by the end of June, leaving only the regulars on duty there. British Census. The returns for sixty-seven county boroughs in England and Wales show a population of 9,136,716, or an increase of 1,069,788 since 1891. Liverpool rel turns show an increase of 56,728; Leeds, 61,448; Manchester, 38,582, and Birma ingham, 44,069. It is expected that the returns for the London suburbs will show large increases, explaining the comparatively, small increase in London itself. An instance of this may be found in Croy, don, ten miles from London, where the population has increased by 31,190, or almost as great as Manchester, whicl is four times its size. Cascade Tunnel Is Safe. A careful inspection, consisting of four trips through and a test by scien tific instruments of the circulation of air in the Cascade tunnel made by State Labor Commissioner William Black man of Washington, and State Mine Inspector Owens, Friday last, resulted in a report by them to the effect that the place is safe for laborers and train men. To Perpetuate Ingersol's Teachings. The building in Chicago of a $100,000 temple to the memory of Robert G. In gersoll, in which the teachings of the orator and atheist shall be perpetuated, is the purpose of the Ingersoll Me morial association incorporated at Springfield. Whlskey Famine Imminent. There is a pending Whiskey famine, wholesale liquor dealers say. One large distillery and warehouse company in New York city has preatically cor nered the market. Itallams Coming. Forty thousand Italian emigrants, according to the Rome FanSla, are booked to leave for the United States this month. HERE AND THERE. In view of the favorable develop ments of events, says the Pekin corres pondent of the Ierlin Lokal Anzeiger, it is possible that CQount von Walder9 see will return home about the middle pf June. SALT LAKE FLOODED. sButhera Portion of City Under Water From Two Inches to Two Feet Deep. The worst rainstorm ever experi. 'enced in Salt Lake began May 2, and in thirty-six hours 3.34 inches had fallen. Measured in snow, this would equal six feet. The rain was steady, averaging about .10 of an inch per hour, and it never let up. Ditches were not equal to the task of carrying the water away and the overflow from the higher ground Irushed to the southern and southwest. Bern parts of the city, forming little rivers through yards and gardens, flooding many houses until the oocu, pants were driven out. From Second to Fourth West between Seventh and Ninth South was the worst, the water in the street reaching a depth of abou'tt two feet. The drainage canal was ful and overflowing, so that streams were running parallel to it in the streets with force enough to wash out bridges and culverts. The Salt Palace and ball grounds were under several inches of water be cause the drainage canal could not carry off the water, although it reached the proportions of a small river. Neves since the weather bureau was estab. lished, along in the seventies, has there been such a downpour, and all the western portion of the city, extending to the Jordan river, is almost a lake. TERRIBLE RAVAGES OF WAR. One-Sixth of Natives of Luzon Killed by War and Fever in Last Two Years. Brigadier-General Bell, who has just arrived in Washington, direct from thq Philippines, where he was in command of four departments of southern Luzon, says: One-sixth of the natives of Luzon have either been killed or have died of the dengue fever in the last two years. The loss of life by killing alone has been very great, but I think that not one man has been slain except where his death served the legitimate purt poses of war. It has been necessary to adopt what in other countries would probably be thought harsh meas. ures, for the Filipino is tricky and crafty and has to be fought in his own way. One of my sentinels was beheaded within 150 yards of my headquarters. His executioner was a boloman, who came into camp disguised as a fruit vender. He had his bolo hidden in his basket, and at the opportune moment drew it and with one blow cut off the sentinel's head. Chicago Money Developing Mexico. Chicago capitalists and millions of Chicago money are to develop the re sources of Mexico until the southern republic becomes one of the important factors in the world's trade. Silver mines, supplying two-thirds of the silver of the world; coal fields hun dreds of miles in extent; great reaches of iron and other ore lands; thousands of acres of cotton seed, and great graz ing lands dotted with cattle are to be made the objects of the impulse of Chicago money. Plans have been formulated for de veloping the great Mexican iron fields at Durango and the coal deposits at Coahuila. Railroad facilities are to be provided where they are now lacking, and a total of $20,000,000 of money may represent the expenditures before the 'work is completed. Boers Gather for Fight at Hartbeestefon teln. General Delarey, the Boer command er, now has 4,000 or 5,000 men in the hills around Hartbeestefontein. Gen eral Babington, in command of the British forces in the district, is with out a sufficient force to attack, and is observing the Boers, while Generals Methuen and Rawlinson are converg ing. Kansas City Police Officers May be Removed The Police Commissioners of Kansas City have refused the request of the special committee of the Law and Order Enforcement league to close the saloons on Sunday and the league has called a mass meeting for Saturday night to take the first steps toward petitioning Gov. Dockery to remove those officials. Morgan to Combine Coal Companies. Almost the entire coal industry of the focking and Sunday Creek valleys in Ohio have come under the manage ment of the gigantic combination of capital of which J. P. Morgan is the head. Conservatively estimating the amount of the deal, it can be ap proximately placed at from $7,000,000 to $10,000,000. Officers of German Bank to Be Prosecuted The creditors of a bank at Kempf, Germany. which recently went into bankruptcy, have decided to institute criminal proceedings against the mem bers of the board of directors for the deficiency, which amounts to 640,000 marks. Philippine Customs Inereasing. The customs revenues in the Philip pine islands for the month of January, 1901, as compared with the same month of 1899 and 1900, were as follows: January, 1901, $708,685; January, 1899, $321,581; January 1900, $390,277. German Soldiers Condemnp.d to Death. Sergeant Bretschneider and Trooper Janisch of the German cavalry, have been condemned to death in Tien Tsin for the murder of twoinnocent Chinesq while doing patrol duty in December at Pao Ting Fu. NORTHWEST NOTES. A good deal of placer gold is being (taken out in the vicinity of Steamboat Springs, Nev. Striking Cheyenne carpenters have ,been granted shorter hours and an in crease of wages. The Pacific Coast Seeded Raisin as sociation has been incorporated with as capital of $300,000. Emin Pasha, the greatest greyhound ever raised in America, is dead at the Pasha kennels in California, of pneu, monia. Revenue officers at Seattle last weelt seized upward of 150 cases of the fint est imported wines for violation of in4 ternal revenue laws. Riley brothers have opened a vein of copper in the Laramie range of moun tains carrying others value which is worth 8150 a ton at a depth of thirty feet. The total shipments of wheat from Portland, Oregon, last month, were 2,156,607 bushels, compared with 928, 436 bushels for the same month last, year. A Great Northern express ran into 1a washout near Fort Benton, Montana, May 1,,killing the engineer, and ditch ing four cars. No passengers were hurt. Miss Florence Putney was instantly, killed at Missoula, Mont., the 1st, by falling down an elevator shaft in a de* partment store where she was em ployed. The April clean-up of the Bonanza at Baker City, Ore., mine, a standard Oil property, amounted to $65,000 in gold bars and concentrates worth $18,000. Henry Bloomingcamp, a prominent) and wealthy Klamath county Oregon,, stockman, was instantly killed Mon day afternoon near Bly by flying rocks from a blast. J. B. McClean of Butte has been appointed by Governor Toole one of! the District Judges of Silver Bow county, Montana. The appointment. was made under a new law. Melvin C. Dodge, Hamilton college, 1890, and librarian of the col~ge sev eral years, has been appointed librar ian of Leland Stanford, Jr., university, California, at a salary of 85,0u0 per" year. In the Green Monster mine, Yellow Pine district, Lincoln county, Nev., rich silver ore has been encountered on the 180-foot level, carrying over 700 ounces in silver and over 30 per cent copper. Machinists in Tacoma went on strike May 2 for a nine-hour day. One hun dred and fifty men are out in the insti tutions along the water front. The, men in the Northern Pacific shops area not affected. Governor Orman of Colorado vetoedi the bill increasing the tax on insur, ance companies from 2 to 3 per cent ofl their gross receipts, but permitted thei bill restoring capital punishment to: become a law without his signature. The body of an unknown suicide was; found in the woods just outside of the city limits of Fairhaven, Wash., Thurs2 day afternoon. He had accomplishedi his death by placing a stick of dyna mite on his chest and exploding it.: A great hole was torn through the up per portion of the diaphram. He left' not the least trace of his identity. It now develops that the men ar-, rested at Rock River recently, charged' with robbing Union Pacific freight trains, are members of a gang of burg lars that have been operating in that section for several months. The offi cers are securing evidence that goes to show that the prisoners robbed stores at Rawlins, Pocatello and other places. The Richfield Utah, Reaper reports that a mountain lion entered an Indian tent and made off with a six-months old baby. The mother heard the screams of her child and gave alarm; the Indians followed as long as they could hear the cries of the babe, but in the darkness they could not do much and after the cries ceased the pursuit had to stop. The East Helena smelter has been closed for an indefinite period. All hope of compromize has been aban, doned. Directly and indirectly 4,000 men are affected. The coal mines of the Northern Pacific at Red Lodge, em ploying 500 men, and those of Senator Clark at Bridger, with a force of 500 men, have closed downabecause of strike agitation by outsiders. The Indian bureau has completed plans for the new Sherman institute at Riverside, Cal., which is expected to be one of the finest buildings in the Indian school service. It will cost $135,000 and accommodate 300 to 400 pupils. The strike of coal miners in the Loup tvflle, Colo., district, which began January slt, was settled the 1st, and the men are again at work. The oom, pantes have agreed to inerease wage¶ 10 per cent and to reduce the price o0 powder. A movement is on foot among the officers of the United States navy sta tioned at Sen Francisco to make the coming of Secretary Long an evqnt memorable in the local navy history. There will be a reurion, probably on, Admiral Casey's flagehp.