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GRIIST OF THE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS AT HOME AND ABROAD. Industrial Pointers, Occurrences in Political Circles, Fire Losses and So On. The prince of Wales has sold his fa mous racing yacht Brittannia to James Gorden Bennettt. A formal ballot of one vote for each candidate is being thrown in the sena torial contest in Kentucky. King Humbert in the speech from the throne at the opening of the Italian par liament said the accord of the powers on the eastern question tended to preserve peace and prevent massacres. Dr. J. H. Walton, 30 years of ago, a well known physician of Dubuke, iowa, committed suicide In Chicago by cutting his thoat with a razor. He is believed to have been temporarily insane as the result of a recent illness. The provincial legislature of British Co lumbia has passed the bill preventing Japanese as well as Chinese from being employed on undertakings aided by leg islative charter rights. The Japanese consul is highly wroth, and will, it is ex pected, strive to get the act disallowed by the governor general in council. Yuma, Arizona, has become an excited mining town district, some 25 miles north of Yuma, on the California side of the Colorado river,. There are the Golden Dream and Noonday mines. For several weeks the men at those mines have been getting Into rich ore, and the owner has been offered as high as $175,000 for his mines. On the same day the men in both mines ran into the edges of ore that yield over $3000 to the ton. The ledges in the I'ichaco district are all large. D. Bemis has been re-elected superin tendent of the Spokane schools at a sal ary of $2000. Fire destroyed the Arcadia theater at Spokane, causing a loss of $4000. Theodore Roosevelt of New York, has been nominated as assitant secretary of the navy. During his visit to Washington William 5. Bryan called at the White House and was warmly greeted by President Mc Kinley. The new torpedo boat No. 3 went 25 knots an hour on her trial trip, making her the fastest boat in the world except the Farragut. The Manchester, N. H., mills are mak ing large quantities of cotton goods for the Chinese trade. Governor Smith of Montana has refused to pardon Albert Jackson, woo is serv ing a life sentence in the penitentiary for the murder of Bruno Laveille near Marysvills in July. 1889. Governor Adams of Colorado, has sign ed the bill recently passed by the legisla ture abolishing capital punishment in that state. Mark M. Dintonfass, a barber, living at Charlotte, N. C., has received notice that he is one of the heirs to an Austrian estate, valued at 300,000 florins. Michigan will adopt the apple blossom as the state flower. Ex-President Cleveland has gone to Florida on a fishing trip. The Spanish forces claim great vic tories in the Phillipine islands. The death is announced of William G. Fisher, a millionaire dry goods merchant of Denver, Colo. Commander Montgomery Sicard has been nominated rear admiral. A citizens' movement against Sunday base ball has been started at Cleveland, Ohio. J. B. Catron of North Yakima has been appointed warden of the \Vashington state penitentiary. The Minnesota house of representatives has passed a bill prohibiting sectarian instruction or the wearing of sectarian garb in the public schools. President and Mrs. McKinley will sum mer at Lake Sunapee, N. 1., as the guest of Colonel John Hay. Colonel Ilay has begun an extensive addition to ius residenoe. Thirteen cities have thus far adopted the Pingree potato patch plan for the coming summer. Cambridge Springs, a health resort near Meadvillc, Penn., has been almost entire ly destroyed by fire, causing the loss of one life and $200,000 of property. The average weight of the hogs receiv ed at Chicago during March was eight pounds lighter than returned in February, and 16 pounds lighter than in March, 1895. Two Akron, Ohio, people have just re ceived notice that they have inherited good fortunes. Jacob Doffelinier, a sign painter, gets $250,000 from an aunt in Aus tralia, and Mrs. Joseph \VWigley, wife of a bricklayer, receives $50,000 from an aunt in England. Advices received at Pierre, S. D., from the Moreau river country, are to the ef fect that the loss of cattle in that sec tion during the past winter has been be tween 40 and 50 per cent. Secretary AM. J. Dowling of the republi can national league announces that the next convention will be held in Detroit, Mich., July 13, 14 and 15. By the will of the late Miss Winlnifred Martin. who died at Baltimore. April 4, about a million dollars is bequeathed to various Catholic churches and charities in Maryland and California. The next steamer from Tacoma to Jap an will take 700,000 cigarettes. Ex-Covernor W. J. McConnell of Idaho, will go into the dry goods business at Spokane. C. 1'. Huntington has been re-elected president of the Southern Pacific. Colonel William Rufus Shafter, First infantry, has been nominated to be brig adier general. John T. Bresler of Nebraska, has been appointed a government director of the Union Pacific. President Dole of IHawaii, has sent a special commissioner to the United States to urge annexation. C. A. Spreckles, the sugar king, has discharged all but two of the white meli on his Hawaiian plantation and put ori entals in their places. In replying to an inquiry from the see retary of war, Morgan Johnson of Fargo, N. D., says $10,000 is needed for the im mediate relief of flood sufferers. By the suspension of the Globe Savings bank in Chicago, over $500,000 in cash and bonds of the University of Illinois are missing. The president of the bank cannot be found. The senate committee is working on the I line of cutting down the Dingley bill tar iffs. Ten lives were lost and a block of I buildings burned at Buenos Ayres by 1 the explosion of a car loaded with fire works. The burning of the Lancaster House at Rossland, B. C., caused at loss of $2000. The boarders also lost their effects. The trotting stallion Ashland Wilkes, 1 15 years old, and sire of John R. Gentry, 2:001/2, has just been sold for $7500. Secretary Bliss has re-instated Captain Henry C. Potter of Ohio as chief of the mineral division of the land office at Washington. War preparations throughout the Turk- I ish empire continue to be steadily press ed. News comes of a cyclone passing over a portion of Saale county, Alabama, de- i molishing many houses. One woman was I caught by the falling timbers of her home and died before she could be res cued. Notwithetanding'the fact that the floods along the Red River of the North caus ed a lo-s of a quarter of a million dollars at Fargo, N. D., and inundated 70 miles of fertile territory, the people in that sec tion have declined the government aid I voted them. The Kaslo & Lardo, the Duncan rail way, Stiken & Telsen railway, Cariboo railway; Victoria. Vancouver & Eastern; Vancouver & Lulu Island bills have been passed by the British Columbia legisla ture. The Poughkeepsie, N. Y., glass works, have been completely destroyed by fire today. The loss is approximately $100,- 000; insurance $90,000. Members of the theatrical profession throughout the country are interesting themselves in the case of James B. Gen try, the actor who is under sentence of, death in Pennsylvania for the murder c Madge York. The Honduras congress has decided t grant a concession to a Honduras syr dicate acting in conjunction with a part of New York capitalists for an inter oceanic railroad from Puerto Costes o the Atlantic to Amalapa on the Pacific. Mrs. Leland Stanford has taken ot $1,000,000 insurance for the benefit c Stanford university. Should she live I years and continue her annual paymen of $170,000, the university will receive a her death $2,000,000 instead of $1,000,000. Advices from Tahiti state that Quee; Mamae, who for seven years. as ruler a the island of Raiatea, has defied th French, has surrendered, and that th long standing rebellion on the islands o Raiatea and Hauhcline has been pu down. Representative Simpson of Kansas ha declared that he will carry into effect hi threat to block any business which th national house of representatives may at tempt to do by unanimous consent be fore. the speaker has appointed commit tees. Information has been received fron P.relorla, South Africa, that the Britisl have secured Inyack island at the en trance to Delagoa bay, and a squadron o warships will proceed there to take pos session and proclaim British territory. Daniel WVolsey Voorhees, ex-Unites States senator from Indiana, is dead. HS was born in Butler county, Ohio, in 1827 and while an infant was carried by hit parents to their pioneer home in the Wa bash valley of Indiana. He was graduat ed from the Indiana Asbury (now Di Pauw university) in 1849; studied law an< commenced the practice of his professiot in 1851. He served several terms in the national house of representatives befort entering the senate. Rev. Dr. Henry Stauffer has resigner as pastor of Ithe First Methodist Episco pal church of Spokane, and will take charge of the Fih'st Methodist church ol Sedalia, Mo. Rev. P. A. Cool, ex-presideni of the University of Sedalia, succeeds Dr Stauffer at Spokane. NEW TARIFF CHECKS WOOL SALES. tContest Bletween Rival Concernls in the Iron Industry, New York, April 10.-According to R. O. Dun & Co.'s TWeekly Review of Trade, speculation in wool has been checked by the possibility that duties may take ef feet April 1, and some large shipments from abroad have been countermanded, while traders here are less disposed to sell. But trading between dealers makes up more than half the sales of 12,739,400 pounds for the week, and since sales in six weeks at the markets have been 76, 464,600 pounds, it is not improbable that many mills have, as is claimed, a full year's supply. The iron industry is hampered by the contest between Mesaba ore interests, which prevents as yet any settlement of ore prices, and leads many to expect a further decline in finished products. Out of 4006 failures, with liabilities of $60,752,561, in the first quarter, 74 banking failures covered more than a fifth of the amount, $12,744,650, and,3345 failures, with liabilities of $35,947,892, or nearly three fifths, are classified this week according to branches of business, leaving only 589 failures and less than a fifth of the liabil ities, $12,060,019, in branches of manufac ture or trade not specified. Only two of the 13 manufacturing classes, and only four of the 13 trading classes, show lia bilities for the quarter larger thatn last year, and only two manufacturing and live trading show a larger average of lia bilities. In almost every case, also, it is shown that the increase is due to one or two exceptionally large failures in that class. The returns compared with those of three previous years disclose much im provement already, and a bright prospect for more hereafter. CHARGES ARE MADE AND DENIED. Investligatlon of Alleged Blrilbery in the Kansas Legislature. Topeka, Kan., April 10.-The testimony of Speaker Steel of the Kansas legisla ture before the investigating committee in session here, has produced a sensation. lie said: "Harry Wilson, whom I was told was the agent for the American Book Com pany, said he would pay me a thousand dollars in cash if 1 would apply the two thirds rule necessary in advancing bills ahead of the school book bill, and $2010 if the bill was defeated. lle placed a hun dren dollar bill in my lap. I told him 1 did not care for the money at that time, and would take. the matter under advise ment. Later, in reply to letters from him. I wrote on one of them, which I returned, that 'I could be of no service to him.' " Senator Titus swore that Senator Le welling took him to a room in the Nation al hotel and said that there was "some thing in it for both of us," if they could get a substitute adopted for the original text book bill. Representative Dingus swore that Rep resentative Doyle had offered him $250 if he would cease his tight for the text book bill. R, ntative Frank ItH. Smith denied .hat he had offered a fellow member $250 to oppose an amendment to a railroad bill. Senator Jumper told of the attempt by one Tucher to bribe him to vote against - the stock yards bill. Tucher was arrested when the scandal first came up. Jumper later said that 11. Jen nings of Topeka had also approached him. HEAD BLOWN OFF BY DYNAMITE. WVillIum Kerr, an Alleged lIlsher manl, WVnm Careless. Corvallis, Or., April 12.-William Kerr aged 24, is dead, as the result of a dyna mite explosion. One cheek and all the up, per portion of the head from the eyes up ward aire blown away. With two compan ions the victim had been for two days fishing in Wood's creek, a dozen miles west of town. They carried dynamite, which they used in fishing. One stick of the dynamite explosive remained and they determined to explode it to avoid the danger of carrying it over the hills. Kerr, after lighting the dynamite, threw it down and waited for the explosion. It failed to go off, and he stooped to pick it up. That moment it exploded, killing him instantly. His companion, who stood 40 feet aw:y, was stunned by the blast. SEATTLE LODGING HOUSE BURNED. Iniatnes Had Narrow Escapes. But All Were Gotten Out. Seattle, April t.-The entire fire depart ment was called out at 1 a. m. by a lire in the Overland lodging house, which soon spread to the Salvation Army shelter and the Pacific lodging house. No one was fatally injured, but a man known as Dago Tony was fearfully burned about the feet and legs. Officers Grant and Powers per formed acts of genuine heroism by going through the Overland house and warning inmates. In one room Powers found Mrs. May, all old blind woman, utterly helpless. -le wrapped her in quilts and carried her to the stairway, but before he had a chance to put his foot on them the stairs fell into the fiery furnace below. The roof fell in. another stairway was oplned and both escaped. Loss $15,000. BRYAN PICKED UP UNCONSCIOUS.: Piazza on AVhich Hle VWas Speaking Fell to tilhe (lround. St. Augustine. Fla., Alpril 9 -Hon. V. J. Bryan was injured here bly the car\ing' in of the piazza on which ihe was speak ing. Nearly 40s men and women werei precipitated about 20 feet to the ground, and many of them were injured, but non fatally. Mr. Bryan was licked up un conscious and removed to a physic:tin's office, where an examination revealed that he had received no injuries of a srlous character. Mr. Bryan addressed fully 20,000 people from the piazza of the San Marco hotel. At the close of his speech hundreds of people flocked about him, and it was then, so great was the strain, that one section of the plazza--40 feet square- fell through. DrankV Wood Alcohol. San Diego, Cal., April 9.--Seaman King of the cruiser Philadelphia is dead. Two other sailors are dying and several more are in a precarious condition from drink ing wood alcohol, mixed with eggs and condensed milk. They broke into the medicine chest during the night, stealing the alcohol, of which they drank large quantities. MINES AND PROSPECTS DEVELOPMENT, BIONDING AND SALES OF PROIPERTIES. A Look North,. South, East and West Over the Mineral Producing Sections of the Northwest. A number of big payments have been made on bonds on properties in the Trout Lake district of British Columbia. The Horne-Payne synatcate paid $23,400 on the Broadview, Old Sonoma and Phillipsburg. The English company owning the Great Northern paid $10,000. The Morning Star. Wild Man and A!!ce have been bonded to a Scotch syndicate for $30,000. Colville Country. At the Eureka camp the Lone Pine is in to a depth of 110 feet, striking ore at 102 feet. Work on the Black Tall will begin May 1. Wolf's camp, six miles south of Eureka, on the east side of Curlew lake, will have an air compressor as soon as the roads are in a passable condition, to haul in a boiler. Parties in Pullman, Wash., have or ganized a company to develop a group of claims about 20 miles west of Northport and about 15 miles south of Rossland. A new strike is reported on the'Star and Crescent, across Kettle river from the Le Fleur. While doing surface work a body of copper pyrites and hematite was un covered, farther up the hill from the present tunnel which is in 37 feet. Cnriboo Country. Two companies have just been formed on Puget sound to operate in the Cariboo district; one at Tacoma, to operate at Big Lake, 30 miles northeast of the Cotton wood House, on the old Fort George trail. They have a jetting machine now on the way, and will locate the deep chan nels of that section. The Seattle company will operate on the Divide creek only about one mile from the Tacoma com pany. Florence District. Rich ore is said to have been struck in three places on the Hlyu claim in the Florence district. It was encountered in the 50-foot level and has been tapp.ed in the lower tunnel 100 feet below. The owners of the Ozark will start their five-stamp mill in a few days. At a depth of 50 feet a rich strike is re ported in the Keystone. The Toledo mine is being developed. There have been placed hoisting works on this mine lately, which facilitate ex plorattion. Some 10 days ago a rich streak about two inches wide was found in the I ledge. This de posit has increased to nine inches, and is still rich. Some tests made indicate $2000 to the ton. t Great Copper Producer. An annual report of the Boston and Montana Mining Company states that the electrolytic plant at Great Falls, Mont., will soon be producing 3.500,000 pounds per month. The gross recipts were for the fiscal year $6,413,307, the total expenses $3,534,283, the net earnings $2,074,350. P'i4errs"M L!0tc', Three feet of solid ore are reported to have been encountered In the inclined shaft of the Anaconda in the Pierre's Lake district. A return of $402 is reported to have been received from a 100-pound sample sent to the Tacoma smelter. The Le Rol Capital Stock. The stockholders of the Le RIol Minisng and Smelting company have decided not to increase the capitalization of the com pany from $2,500,00 to $5,000,000. New Coeur d'Alene Mine. Word comes from Gem, Idaho, that the Formosa mine has started, the first new Coeur d'Alene mine to begin shipping this year. Fort \Steele. The Fort Steele district in 1896, in which year Ithe first shipment of ore was made, produced as follows, says the Prospector: The North Star shipped $200,000. On the dump-North Star, $300.000; St. Eugene, $300,000; Dibble, $7250: total, $87,.250. The development work consisted of on the North Star. 1100 feet; St. Eugene, t00 feet; Dibble, 400 feet; other mines, 2000 feet. To tal, 4100 feet, or an approximate value of $212 per foot of development. IBoundary Creek. The Dongola group of claims at Camp McKinney, in the Boundary Creek dis trict, has been bonded to an English syn dicate. At the Deadwood camp the Goldbug and Hidden Treasure have been bought by an English investor. An English syndicate has bonded the King Lead group of claims. Siocnun Country. The Little Daisy and Golden have been bonded for $35,000. Get There Eli and Bachelor claims on Ten Mile creek have been bonded and 10 men will be put to work in the course of a few days opening them up. The Two Friends mine has shipped over 10 corloads of ore this winter. Twenty three men are at present engaged on this property, but it is intended to close down soon, only retaining enough men to car ry on development work during the sum mer. Five men are employed on the Regina, a claim situated in the Arlington basin. This property is improving under devel opement work. The Alma group, recently bonded for $30,000, is employing five men, who are busily engaged developing the property. At the bottom of the tunnel in the Lily B., and at a depth of 50 feet, an ore chute 70 feet long has been struck. It averages six inches in width and assays from a 40-pound sample are said to have given 130 ounces in silver and $2 in gold. The tunnel is still being driven east, and is now 75 feet from the big ore chute. A crosscut tunnel to tap the lead 100 feet further down will be commenced next week. A four-drill compressor is to be put in the Currie immediately. P:rl iel Mountain. The Palmer Mountain Tunnel Company have ordered a five-drill compressor plant in order to hasten the work of the great tunnel scheme in the Okanogan country. In addition to this a complete steam plant has been ordered sufficient to furnish power to the drills and for the electric lighting system which will be in augurated. The ptlant will be on the ground and in full operation by June 1. Wanterloo Cam1 p. Seventeen miles north of Trail, B. C., and eight milts south of Robson. on the east bank of the Columbia, is the new town of Waterloo, consisting of about 40 houses. Many claims have been located in the vicinity, the first large company to take notice of the camp being the Lil liooet, Fraser River and Cariboo Gold Fields of Vaneouver, B. C. This com pany has a bond on the Erin, Apache and Waterloo groups. On the first named groups 15 men are working. Exporte'd lFroml Nelson. During March ore to the value of $322, 002, and copper matte to the value of $354,519, were shipped from Nelson, B. C. In the Cascades. Ten inches of rich packing ore are re ported to have been struck in the Forty Five consolidated mine. in the Stillagua mish district in the Cascades. Columlbin River llnrn. Two Davenport men will launch a boat in the Columbia a short distance below Fort Spokane and work their way up the river, along the east bank, and prospect as they go for placer ground. Gold Producing Countries. Among the 34 gold producing countries in the world Canada is eighth. Last year the United States led the procession with a gold product of $57,000,000. The seven next in order were: Australia, $43,709,322; ) Transvaal, $43,184,819; Russia, $31,599,097; Mexico, $6,989,000; India, $6,002,508; China, $5,167,500; Canada, $3,750,000. Cedar Canyon. There is a great deal of work being done in the Cedar Canyon district. A number of claims are being actively de veloped besides the Deer Trail No. 2. They are the Silver Basin Silver Queen, Royal, Deer Trail No. 1, Saturday Night, t Sunday Morning, Plata Rica and a num ber of others. The net returns from I1 of the ore shipped from Deer Trail No. 2 exceeds $100,000. VAST AREAS ARE AFFECTED. The Waters of the Misisssippi Cover t 40,000 Farms. 3 Washington, April 12.--- statement re 3 garding the agricultural interests of the submerged districts or the Mississippi valley south of Cairo, Ill., has been Is sued by the department of agriculture. The flooded districts contain, it is esti mated, about asu,a rarms, of which about 18,500 are in Mississippi, nearly S9,000 in Arkansas and a like number about equally divided between Missouri and Tennessee. 'T'hese farms contain a total area of about 3,800,000 acres, half of which is in Mississippi and rather over one-fourth in Arkansas, the proportions in Missouri and Tennessee being about the same as in the case of number of farms. About a million and a half acres of the area under water were last year devoted to cotton and corn in which crops nearly 95 per cent of the en tire acreage cultivated is submerged. It is estimated that of the crops of last year over $3,750,000 worth remained on hand in the submerged region on the last of the month, cotton representing about two-thirds of this amount, and corn the balance. Relief Steamer Wrecked. Grand Forks, N. D., April 12.-The gov ernment steamer Ogemawa, which start ed down the river last night on a relief expedition, lies right side up, sunk in about 12 feet of water, 17 miles below here. THE SITUATION IN THE SENATE. Silver Republicans, Democrnts and Populists Unite. Washington, April 11.-The final agree ment among democrats, silver republi cans and populists in the senate, look ing to a perfect coalition has been reach ed at a meeting of representatives of those parties. The agreement had its origin in an ef fort to reorganize the senate committees, but it is destined apparently to reach far beyond this situation, and in fact to affect the future proceedings of the sen ate in all matters, if not to the extent of shaping party policies throughout the 1 country. There were present Senators i Gorman, Cockrell, Walthall, Jones of Arkansas and Murphy, democrats; Sena- i tors Cannon and Mantle, silver republi- I cans; Senators Allen and Pettigrew, pop- I ulists. With reference to the matter of the senate organization it was decided that the combination should hold out for the management of committees, and to all il1aces on committees heretofore held by democrats, while it was agreed that the c republicans should have the places here- 2 tofore filled by republicans. This would t give the republicans all the chairman ships vacated by the retirement of Sen ators Cameron, Sherman, Dubois, Mit chell of Oregon and Brown, but it will give the combination about eight vacan cles, while it allows the republicans only about three. The committee decided against making any concessions, even i though they have been allowing the re- e publicans to fill three vacancies in the committee on appropriations. r The silver republicans say that their ( principal incentive in entering the coali tion is to protect the finance committee, which they feared might become an anti- p silver organization in case the republi- a cans were allowed to have their own way in committee organization. All intention to interfere with the pass age of the tariff bill through the senate t through the coalition of democrats, sil ver republicans and populists is denied v by the parties to the agreement. t The l.~uublican senators are not in- p clined to credit the reports of coalition 7: against them in the senate, and say fur- $ thermore that the committees have no authority to represent their parties, and $ that the agreement can not be binding. BRIBERY CHARGES IN IKANSAS. Legfislaltive Conmmitttee Illsl'oneorked 'Two Sensationls. Topeka, April 9.-The special committee appointed by the populist majority of the state legislature to investigate charges of bribery and corruption noised about dur inlg the recent session of the law makers, is in session. Henry Landis, warden of the state penitentiary at Lansing, unbottled the first sensation when he stated that lihe had been urged by a member of the legis lature to recommend the purchase of ad ditional coal lands adjacent to the peni tentiary property, though he was convinc ed that the state had no use for such lands. Warden Landis had Ibean told that "there would be $25,000 in it." When pressed for further particulars. Warden Landis stated that ihe had t.his conversation with ex-Governor L. D. Llewellen. He said, however, that the latter had not stated who was to be bene fited by the $25,000, whether the state or others, and he also reminded the com mittee that no bill for the purchase of such lands had been introduced. But this was only a circumstance to the sensation that followed, when representative Metz Icr of Sheridan county testified that he had been offered $150 to vote against the Hackney amendment to the railroad bill. THE PORTE FILES TWO PROTESTS. Turkey Promises to Vithdravv if Greece Does Likewise. London, April 5.-A dispatch to the Times from Constantinople says that the porte has communicated to the ambas sadors the contents of three circulars dispatched to the Ottoman representa tives abroad. The first, dated April 5, notified the powers that the porte is willing to with draw the Turkish garrison from Crete if the Greeks previously withdrew and the powers guarantee to pacify the island. It demands also that Greece should evacu ate Crete forthwith. The second protests in anticipation against the appointment by the powers of a European governor of the island. The third protests against the injustice of disarming the Cretan Mohammedans while the Christians are permitted to re tain their arms. PROPOSE TO FIGHT SUGAR TRUST. In Favor of Farmers Interested In ltaising Blects. Minneapolis, April 12.-The Minnesota Sugar company has been organized with a captital stock of $2,00.,0000, to fight the sugar trust by estahblishing in the north wvest the sugar beet industry. A $250.100 factory is to be built at Hast ings, Minn., and others will follow, as the farmers are interested in ra.sing btets. The- railroads are helping the associa tion, and auxiliary associations are to be formed in every coulnty whose soil is adapted to the culture. Work of 'omlen. Detroit, Mlieh., April 9.-At the sixth biennial congress of the Young Women's Christian Association in session here, the president Mrs. D. L. Wishard of New York. took the chair and read the report of the international committee, submitted by the chairman. It called attention to the separate ;lpeclalizing of the city and college the past two years, antd the re port enlarged on the fiel of usefulness for the secretaries of the departments. The committee asked for $15,000 for work among the colleges and schools. It reported 31- associations during two years. 22 associations having gone out of the international association, four joined and 29 new associations were formed, 201I of the associations being college and 50 city organizations. County Trensurer liesign1s. Chehalis, April .--County 'reasurer C. W. Maynard today filed hits resignation, the board of county commissioners having refused to alloy, him assisiti.i-te in the office at the county's expense. NORTHWEST BREVITIES PROGRESS IN DEVELOPMENT OF THIIE COUNTRY'S RESOURCES. New Industries and Matters of Gen eral Interest in Idanho, Montana and Washington. There is talk of a hosiery factory at Ballard. Two logging camps have been started at Leland. School directors near Tacoma have been arrested for letting contracts to them selves. A lodge of Rathbone sisters, with 40 i members, has been instituted at B]laine. A new fruit and vegetable cannery is the next thing on the program for in dustrial Falrhaven. The boaru or state land commissioners has withdrawn all school lands from the market at the present low prices. These lands will be offered for lease, and it is thus expected to add $40,000 a year to the school fund. The Washington State Federation of Women's clubs will hold its first meeting at Olympia, June 22 and 23. in the club room of the Woman's club of Olympia. Treasurer Young reports that March 31, 1897, the total amount of cash In hand in the state treasury was $340,421.51, a larger amount that at the end of any quarter in two and one-half years. A large quantity of lumber is being shipped from Astoria, to Scarborough head for the government buildings which are being erected at that point. Not since the days when the farmers of Washington confined their crops to hops and wheat has there been such a shortage of fat stock of all kinds. The grand jury at Snohomish returned 31 indictments and reported the county affairs in excellent condition, but de clared a new court house is needed. A San Francisco syndicate has pur chased the plant for constructing the Joggins' rafts, which for some time has been on the Washington side of the Co lumbia, only a few miles up from the mouth of that river. The lumbermen are satisfied the cigar-shaped rafts will rev olutionize the lumber business of the Pa ciic coast., The snow at Monte Cristo and Silver tonl is settling gradually and there are now no fears of a flood. Across the di vide in the Silver creek and Index dis tricts the snow, which was light, is near ly all gone. The fact does not seem to be generally understood that the new state law rela tive to licensing corporations is in effect, and that every corporation doing business in the state must pay $10 to the state be- V fore July 1, for the privilege of contin uing its business for the year. 'I Notice has been received that United States Surveyor General William F. \Vat son will receive scaled proposals at his office in Olympia until May 1, for run ning, measuring and marking the stand ard, township, section and meander lines of 10 townships. Two of the townships, 25 and 26, are in the unsurveyed strip on the Idaho line, just east of Spokane. Montan n. An A. O. U. W. lodge has been or ganized at Logan. Rev. Wiley Mountjoy has been appoint ed superintendent of the Orphan's home at Twin Bridges. Judge Knowles has summoned the United States grand jury to meet in Hel ena April 20. Four hundred and fifty foreigners were naturalized in the courts of Lewis and Clarke county in 1806. County and city oflicers at Butte have succeeded in breaking up a most des perate and successful gang of robbers after tracking them to their hiding place in the mountains, and have landed one of its leading memb "s, a had man known as "Texas Chal.ey," in the coun ty jail. The assessor has fixed the following values for Choteau county live stock for the current tax year: Stock cattle, $I1; per head; beef cattle and milch cows, $25; sheep, $1.50; common range horses, $10; hogs, $5 per head. Ranch lind values were fixed by the board of appraisers at $1.25 to $1.i0 per acre. At the annual meeting of the State Medical society at Helena, the following officers were elected: Dr. G. L. McCul lough of Missoula, president; Dr. 13. F. Sandow of Neihart, first vice president; Dr. C. M. Chambliss of Bozeman, second vice president; Dr. B. C. Brooke, secrc tary; Dr. George H. IBarbour, treasurer; Dr. W. W. Bullard, corresponding :ee retary, and the following judiciary committee: Dr. Holmes of Butte, Dr. C. K. Cole of Helena and Dr. Rudolph Htorsky of Helena. The sawmills at Bonner have started for the season's run and the indications are that there will be plenty of business for the lumbermen till fall. The mills start up with it full crew and are run ning full time. The drive on the Black foot will not begin for some time, as the river has hardly begun to rise. There are logs enough, however, in the dam at Bonner at present to keep the mill run ning till the winter's cut gets down. Idaho There is a growing interest in the fruit lands of Idaho. The mines of the state are stimulating railroad building this year. The state normal school at Albion has been closed for the remainder of the year, the board of trustees alleging ex travagance and mismanagement. Governor Stennentberg has issued a lproc lamation setting aside May 7th as Arbor day. The attorney general of Idaho has de cided that it is not necessary for the ladies to register in order to have t legal I vote The superintendent of the soldiers' h home, has made his quarterly report to the hoard. It shows a saving of $214.11l per month or $1(43.23 for the last quarter out of the amounts allowed by the legis lature and the government. Durrlnt lResenltenl|ecd. San Francisco, April 12.-Theodore D)ilr rant has been agaln sentenced to dealcll, the execution to take place ill the San Quentin prison, June 11, When tak,,n to the ferry, en route for the prisons, I)tr rant's nerve broke down at the sight of the crowds, who rejoiced in his ipasing to the shadow of the gallows after so many andl protracted delays. li n murder ed lanc he Lamont over two years ago, and was arrested about at week after com mitlting the crime. Shot )own Three lMen. Altman, Col., April 12.-During a shoot Ing affray in a saloon Cox instantly killed: Bob 1Bailey and wounded Henry lMinor and Sam lishey, and was then shoit fatal ly. After killing Bailey, ('ox ran inthothe l street, where he met Town Marshal:l O'Brien, at whom he fired.. 'Thes n'ars :tl returned the fire, shootinlg ('ox, who Ist(we lies at the hospital in a dying tondition. The shooting grew out of It tquarr't'l. T'hei men had been gambling and drinking all ' night. WVedded An Alleged Iinron. San Francisco, April ll.--Mrs. Jatnnuine Shuriliffe Young. a young womanl who I has attained considesrable local notorit 'y of hIte has unexlpecttedly marlrl'iel til IBaron Ludwvig vton Turklishinm, who lttlilms to be at mtnber of the Royal Guards of I IGermsansy land the owner of a vast est;ate near Mannheim. The German consul gen eral sati I he knew nothing about the "baron," and therefore eoull giv.e no in formation either ais to h:s family, i:i. military rank or his estates. A TV'omnn's HIeadless Iodly. ] Mount Vernon, Ill.. April 12.-loys ipas ing through some woodland live miles! northwest of the city found a woman's head lying near the public road. A party was organized and found the body 200 yards from the spot where the head h.'Sy, with the flesh stripped from the bones. both the trunk and head being so badly deconposed as to render recognition im possible. Snfe Blown Open. Kelso, WVash., April 9.-The safe of San born & Gray, merchants at Catlin, was blown open and $230 obtained. The work was evidently that of experts. A GREAT FIRE AT KNOXVILLE. Ileart of the Businesn Portion Eaten Out by Fire. Knoxville. Tenn., April 9.-The most destructive fire In the history of this city broke out in a grocery store adjoining the big Knox hotel. The hotel and ad Joining buildings were soon in flames, and the heart or tne city, including some of the largest wnolesale and retail busi ness houses in the'south, were destroyed. The loss is variously estimated at from one to one and a half million dollars, with about 60 per cent of insurance. In the wholesale hardware store of W. W. Woodruff & Co. a large dynamite ex plosion occurred, and scores were hurt by flying brick and glass. It became necessary at last to have the walls of one building blown down by cannon to stop the mat' career of the fire. A moun tain howitzel of the Knoxville Legion was called into play and a load of can nister did the work, at the same time tearing up some residences in a different portion of the city. The city authorities, realizing that the firemen were unable to conquer the flames, telegraphed to Chat tanooga for assistance. An engine was placed aboard a fiat car and started the run of 111 miles, which was made in 109 minutes, breaking the record. When the engine arrived here the fire was about under control, yet the Chattanooga boys did some good work. A cabinet maker named P. G. Dyer fell dead on the street from fright.. In addition to the destruction of sev eral smaller buildings and losses to small dealers, heavy losses to plate glass were caused by intense heat and water. It Is more than probable that J. C. Bo gle, the old gentleman hurt in the hotel, will die. He inhaled flames and can not speak nor swallow. The last man to leave the burning hotel says that he is positive that five or six persons were burned. He ran over three or four men in the hallways, who were suffocated. U. I. Johnson, a railroad baggageman, came down from the fifth story of the hotel hand over hand on the water pipes before the fire engines arrived. Only one of the guests. saved any of his of fects. The heaviest losers are: McNulty Gro cery company, stock" $15,000, buildings $5,000; 'Hotel Knozville, furniture and fix tures. $12,000; Daniels Bros. Co., dry goods, stock $200,000, building $40,000; S. 1B. Newman & Co., printers, $45,000; W. W. Woodruff & Co., hardware stock, $42, 000; Cullen & Newman, queensware, $40, 000; J. G. Cullen, building, $40,000; Hene gar, Doyle & Arnold, clothing, $80,000; M. L. Ross & Co., grocery stock $60,000; building $15,000; W. W. Woodruff & Co., hardware, stock $1000,000, building $12,000. The list of the dead and injured, so far reported, is as follows: The dead: A. E. VWeeks, Locke, N. Y.; R. W. Hopkins, St. Louis; - Robinson, Pulaski., Tenn.; S. E. Williams, Spring field, M.ass. WESTERN SENATORS HAVE UNITED. Tarift Changes, If Any. Must Slightly Benefit Their Staten. Washington, April 8.-A number of western senators, more particularly those from the Rocky mountain states, have united in a movement to make sure of securing concessions in the tariff bill which they consider important to that section of country. The articles which the senators have especially itn view are wool, hides, coal and lead ores. The tendency is to ask a change in the portion of the wool schedule which refers to third class wools. The probabilities are that there will be a de mand for specific instead of ad valorem duties on wool of thls class, and one of the western senators said today that he would not be satisfied with less than C cents per pound on any wool. There Is quite a determinated movement among the senators for a duty on hlevis. The finance committee did not at first manifest a disposition to grant this con cession, but the western senators say they now find reason to feel encouraged by the outlook. They will problably ask that the duty be fixed at 2 cents a pound. but some of them appear willing to com promise at 1½_ cents or 1 cent. There was a determined effort to in crease the rate on lead contained in ore from 7 cents per iound, as lixed by the Dingley bill as it passed the house, at least half a cent, and to change the lan guage of the provisions. This would mean a return to the McKinley rate, but the language of the Wilson btill is considered preferable to that of either the McKinley law or Dingley bill. There will be an effort also on coal and lumber. The Wy oming and Colorado senators are especial ly interested in coal, and the Oregon and Washington senators in lumber. There are also manny smaller items to which the senators are giving their at tention. Most of them are Inclined to fear thbt. the bill will discriminate agailnst western interests, and desire to organize to prevent that result. SIX MURDERERS UNDER SENTENCE. (iovernor Rogers Deifines Hlls View of the Pardoning Power. Olympia, Aplnil 12.-It is apparent that thie six munrderers nawaiting exectution ill this state the latter part of the month need not expect to c.'apee tile gallows through tho intervention of gubernatorial clemency. In reply to recommendations made by the iboard of pardons t:hat tite sentence of death !pending aogainst R. iI. Straub of San Juan county and 'William Carey of King county, be commuted to life Imprisonment, Governor Rogers says that he believes the pardoning power is given to tile executive to be used where there has been a miscarriage of justice. atnd that it governor is not justlfied in nullifying a law because it does not meet with his adtpproval; that the responsibili ty rests with tile judge and prosecuting I attorney, and if they ask for a commu tation it will be grnLlted; otherwise tithe sheriff must do his duty. SPOKANE POLICEMAN IS SHOT. T'he Assailuant Afterward Shot Ilim self Dead WVith the Salne Weeaipon, Spokane, April 12.-Policeman Dugald D. Mcl'hee was shot Its the head at 7:30 this morning by a man whom he had ar rested and was searching. The shooting took place on Sprague street in the heart of the business portion of the city. The i man then went a few blocks and shot i himself dead. Although Mct'hee's wound I is an extremely serious one, there is pos- 1 sible hope of his recovery. The body of the man who did the shooting has no~ yet been identified. To Head Off It Strike. ('hl'ngo, April S.--l'our thousa:nd men were forced out of emplloyment by the t closing of the works of the Illinois Steelic ('ompalny at South ('hincgo tonight. 'fhits 7 aetion is taken by the otficsilns to head oe.li 1 n strike. Rail straigulttners ste rncaneonn- t sible for tihe trouble. Th'e offlliials of hll( comnlpany rlaim /ihtnt thei workmel n br'oket c lheir yearly contract, which was mact, L few nnnnths ag0. Arrival of ('hinese Maillster. t S.h:tn tIrlun isco. April 12.-ilinister Woo f Ting Fonig. who will repres-ent the etm-n I teror of t'Chinan Amtneris-, Spain anld -n Peru, tes t landed here. Thlere arc neAt- r -y '0 consullar reprcsenntatives, secretaries and atatches in his sult. 'Voo Ting" Fong I is a graltduate of ()xford university. For \ several years hIne n I:'ltinc-ed la:w aIt Hong KIonng. I, also held the oftiot of 1police nlagistrttle there. lin was also 5a nlircntor of tile govternnltmntal railway inll Tien Tsinl. Youthfutl Palir Married. f Chattanoogn, April 12.-John Atkinson, I i7 year-s o!il, son of Governor \\. Y. At-'I kinson Of (teorgin. has heIn mnarri n , to r Miss Al.t s :yrd, tile iI-y-seatr-old dau ghter of '. It. l:yrd of Atlanta, (n a. Last week the young c'ouple elopled, buit were over laketn anld s1ent lonme. A Grandmother's Suicide. Sahtnle., Or.. April 9.--Mrs. Catherine I. i Livernmore. 78 years old, committed sui citde by taking strychnine. A grandson of hers is in Jail here awaiting tile ae lion of the grand jury on a charge of 3 having stolen $60 from his m ... . 1am ily troubles caused the .. Philippine Rebels Surrender. Washington, April 12.-Spanish Minister tie Lome has received advices tha't !., eO:t rebels in the Philippine islands have surrendered. s ,FIGHTING IN M INVASION O TUlTICISHII T$it*14)f 13Y GREICIAN INSURGuwnrl.G:.E , Believed to Be the Forerunner of . Declarnilon of War-Tlhe PO sition of the Powers. London, April 12. - A special dispatch from Athens says the invasion of Turkish territory by Greek insurgents is believed to be the forerunner of a declaratiofo of war. It is added ihat, in spitoof the numerous forces already at the front, two further classes of GreeK army reserves have been called out. The insurgents, when crossing the fron tier, divided into three bands. The first two of these auvance until opposed, and the third was attacked by the Turks. All three bands then reunited and made a good stand. The fighting is described as being desperate. Dispatches from Larlssa give the.detalls of the invasionof Macedonia by a force. of irregular Greek troops. Three thousand men, it is announced, crossed the frontier. The expedition is commanded by ex-ofli cers of the regular army of Greece, and includes a band of Italian volunteers commanded by Colonel Cipriani. All the. Greeks are well armed and have been equipped at the expense of Ethaike He taira, a Greek secret society, which has been the root and branch of the present crisis, practically controlling the country. They were given an enthusiastic send-off by the Thessalonians and the Greek troops. The latter made no attempt to prevent their departure. It can not be claimed that the movement is unknown to the Greek authorities. Two Greek flags were solemnly entrusted to the insurgents and good arrangements have been made for forwarding food and supplies. News of the invasion caused the most intense excitement here. llockade of Greece. It is understood that the blockade of Greece hangs fire because some of the powers decline to send the necessary war ships, arguing that as Great Britain pos sesses the largest fleet she ought to en dure the brunt of the work. Great Britain, however, is reluctant to constitute herself the policeman of Eu rope and to discharge a distasteful duty. This state of affairs applies also to Italy and France, and certainly to Admiral Ca navlro, the Italian officer in command of the allied fleets, who offered to resign rather than take part in the blockade. In so doing he represented the feeling of the Italian nation, but in the interest of the concert of the powers he was advised to remain as his :~rost. Great Britain, France and Italy favor concessions which will enjible Greece to recede from her present situation. Russia and Austria appear to be rather unde cided as to what course to pursue, but Russia is credited with the desire to allow the Cretans to decide their fate by a pleb iscite. Germany declines to yield on any point, and besides she is encouraging Turkey against Greece and refuses to consent to the broad scheme of autonomy for Crete which has been proposed by the other powers. There is a rumor at Athens that lermany has at last been informed that ience she makltes no sacrilice she is not in t position to dictate. If this is true, the '.onccrt of the lpowers may still become something more than a mere name. The Invasion. Athens, April 12.-The Greek invaders numnlered about 3000. Among them were Amilcare Cipriana and his Italian volun teers. The entire force was under the command of three ex-officers of the Greek army-Kapsalopses. Milanos and Ziepetres-and four Macedonian chiefs Zermas, Davelis, Vrakas and Sarantio. The rendezvous was at Keniskos, a vil age near K:alabanka. The men were all fully armed and wore the national cos tuie., their black fur caps hearing on the band the initials of Ethnike Hetairia, em broidered in blue and white, with the words "En ton to nika" crossing the in itials in black. On Friday a monk from Mt. Athos, as sisted by his abbot and two deacons, held a religious service at Koniskos, at which all members of the invading body partook of the sacrament and registered the oath of the order, "Liberty or death." In addition to large quantities of ammu tion and provisions the force had 3000 pounds in gold. During Friday night following the service, the frontier was crossed, the force moving in the direc tion of Schuik. While this was in progress, a second band, the number of which is yet un known, had a rendezvous at Nezoros, on the frontier, about 35 kilometres north of Larissa and near the coast. This band was similarly equipped, had established a similar mission and took the same oath. It was commanded by the Macedonian chief Sinsinikos. It crossed the frontier on Thursday night, marching on Karya. As everywhere ill the vale of Tempe, this portion of the frontier, the roads and bridges are in a condition of thorough re pair. General Makros and his staff, with some knowledge of the movements afoot which they were unwilling to impart, have left for Tyrnavos, the most important Greek position near Elassonia. Four batter ies of reinforcements followed for the same point. The latest advices here report that a portion of the invading forces continue to besiege the barracks at Ialtino. The remainder has continued the advance, but to a destination as yet unknown at Athens. As Ileginning a War. ConstantLlople, April 12.-In a commu nication to the ambassadors, the ports speaks of the Greek invaders as "regu lar" troops, and the incursion is regard ed here as the commencement of the war. Spaniards Driven Hlaek. Havana, April 12.-A sharp guerilla tight occurred near Guinos, in this province. with 150 men on each side. Captain Manuel Delagoado of Colonel Hernandez's forces leading the Cubans. After two hours the Cubans drove the Spaniards back into Guinos. The Spaniards retrea.t ed to their fortilications. The Cubans camped for nearly a half day in plain sight of the Spaniards. College Faculty lirmnlliasse. Manhattan, Kan.. April 12.-President George T. Falrhthtl, It ,th . members of the faculty, andl numerous other employes of the institution have been discharged. Thle boar l of regents, which is dominated by a populist majority, simply stated that the' dischalrged Instructors "were not ill larmony with tie fundamental principles of the administration." Floods in Eastiern O(regon. iXPendtlcton, Or., April 12.--llot wintds for the past 24 hleours have taken the snows from the nmountalins above here. The Iimatilla river is going ulp to as high a stage: as at any time this spring. The railroad bridge above town is partly gone out, compelling the abandonment of the branch line between here and 'alla \Valla. Revolt in South Africa. London. April 9.-Advices received from Detl'lgoa bay announce that the country bordetrilng on and across ILimpoplo river for many miles northwest to the northern lhmit of the Transvaal. is ill open revolt. 'i'roops are on the way to stlppress the revolt. Cnll for State WVarrants. Olympia. April 12.-The state treasurer has called general fund warrants Nos. 14.470 to 14,i'1,0 inclusive, and on military fund. Nos. 2007 to 2010, inclusive. The call matures April 20. Street Car Kills n Child. Portland, Or., April 9.-Grace Wade, a 3-year-old girl, wlls run over and killed by :. street car. She was playing in the street and ran ahead of the car just be fore It passed. Silver for Europe. New York, April 8.-The steamer Fuerst Biismarek will take out 100,000 ounces of silver tomorrow.