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ftxoomo rvauaHiira co. FIOCHB. UKOOLK UOCXTT, NEVADA. NEWS SUMMAEY. Three) fresh cues of bubonic plagua rg reported from Oporto. They are eald to be of a mild character. Fire hundred too of supplies for the Porto Rlcan sufferers were placed on board the transport Panther In Phila delphia. Tokio (Japan) Herald prints a high tribute to the Utah ami Nebraska sol diers who recently visited the Mikado's empire. The transport Garonne has sailed from Seattle for Manila. She had 400 horses belonging to the Third cavalry on board. Opinions as to the outcome of the Dreyfus trial are conflicting. A tie may result, and this would free the prisoner. The sanitary board of Portugal has resolved to isolate Oporto, where the bubonic plague has broken out, with a sanitary cordon! By an explosion in the Liest colliery in Glamorganshire, Wales, eighteen persons were killed, and sixty others are still in danger. The Johannesburg Star says the gov ernment of the South African Repub lio will reject the proposal of the Brit ish colonial secretary. The llaitien authorities prevented the landing of duns. Candelario and Avido from the (Jerman steamer Ven etia from St. Thomas. Two thousand government troop are expected at Monte Christ!. Money, arms and ammunition are being for warded by the insurgents. The defeat of thejliuinez forces in Sonto Domingo by the government troops under Gen. Escoboza is not' likely to end the insurrection. In Cleveland, O., four boys, ages ranging from 16 to 19, were arrested in connection with the attempt to blow up tiro cars during the late strikes on July 23. The first ten regiments of volunteers are complete and there is a surplus of about 2,000 men for the regiments in the Philippines, and the next ten to be raised. " - General ButterHeld, chairman of the Dewey reception committee.New York city, has been stricken with aphasty at his summer home, Cold Springs, on the Hudson. :. The correspondent of the London Times in Apia, Samoan islands, under Autjtnt Altruist.? lii-rran npnmnf notion - a - ., . B - J" . - . . . by the powers in the appointment of permanent officials. The pro-dt)ls of San Pedro Macorls has proclaimed a revolution in favor of General Juan Isidro Jiminez, the aspirant to the presidency of Santo Domingo, with great enthusiasm. The total number of Mexican sol diers now on the Yaqui river is 3,500. About 1,300 of these are in the field and the rest stationed at different points along the river, doing garrison duty. A locksmith in Paris named Bonnet has been shot in the abdomen by an unknown assailant who; saw him in a street and called out, "looks like one of those dirty Jews." He is seriously wounded. The skipper of Emperor Williams' yacht Meteor and eleven members of her crew have received permission from his majesty to start for the I'nited States immediately in order to help sail the Shamrock. The widow of the late anti-Semite leader, Heinrico, was killed and three other pertons were serious injured in Berlin by the overturning of a benzine motor car while it was being driven around a sharp corner. ' The senate and house of Argentina have cabled congratulations to Presi dent Campos Salles of Brazil and the latter has received congratulatory messages from all the governors and district commanders of Brazil. Senator Clay of Georgia, a Democrat is quoted in the midsummer political gossip in Washington, as having ex pressed the belief that there would be a anti-expansion Republican ticket in the field for the presidency next year. The automobile as a war engine is to be given a test next week by Mr. Alexander Winton and Charles B. Shanka of Cleveland, who have ar ranged to take a trip overland from Chicago to Mew York in an automobile. Colonel Panizzardl, ' former military attache of the Italian embassy at Paris, according to a Vienna paper, has the identical note on Madagascar, which is specified in the bordereau in the Drey fus affairi i It is in Esterhazy's hand writing. The war department has set aside two large tracts of land near Honolulu as' military reservations. One tract contains. 1, "334 acres, situated about three miles northwest of the city, and the other, 14,400 acres, is nineteen miles out. ' " Secretary Root has issued orders for the Twenty-seventh, the Thirty-first and Thirty-fourth regiments of volun teer infantry to proceed to San Fran Cisco at once. . These regiments will sail for. Man Ha when the transports re provided. Among tbV -contributions for the Porto Elco storm sufferers received at the war department were from Presi dent McKinley, $250; Vice-President Hobsrt, tasO; Secretary Boot, 1250; Wil liam Barbour, New York, 350j August Belmont, New Yorki 1500. Ho Yow, the local Chinese consul general U San Fraoclsoe, has just is sued a printed appeal to American capitalists imploring-them to organize gigantic corporation to take ad van -take of the splendid commercial ad' vantage offered in Chin. president Mckinley's policy What the Preseat Administration Prop esse Doing Regarding the Philippines. Ocean Grove, N. J., Aug. 27. Presi dent McKinley, in a speech here Fri day afternoon, said: "I believe that there is more love for our country and more people love the flag than ever before. Wherever the flag is raised it stands, not for despot Ism and oppression, but for liberty and opportunity and humanity, aod what that flag has done for us we went it to do for all peoples and for all lands which by the fortune of war have come within its jurisdiction. That flag dies not mean one thing in the t'nlted States and another in Porto Rico and the Philippines. "There has been some doubt in some quarters respecting the policy of the government in the Philippines. I see no barm in stating it in this presence. "Pesce first, then, with chsrity for all, establish a government of law and order, protecting life and property, and occupation for the well-being of the people who will participate in it under the stars and stripes." QUIET IN SAMOA. Reports of Recent Outbreaks Among tba Natives Were I'ntrue. San Francisco, Aug. 20. The steam er Alameda, just arrived from Samoa, brings the following Samoan advices, under date of August 11: When the commissioners left here it was feared by many, natives aud for eigners alike, that serious trouble might at once ensue; but such has not happened. Both factions are quiet, and say they will keep so. The Mstaafa party sent a large dele gation into Apia since the Badger's departure. This delegation met the three consuls, sitting as a provisional government, and assured them again of the desire of Mataafa and his fol lowers to keep the peace. Nothing further took place at the meeting. The provisional government is being carried on without any hitch so far by the three consuls. Of this body Luth er Osborn, the American consul-gen eral, is chairman. He is also the act ing chief justice of Samoa and contin ues to act as the United States consul ar representative. Mataafa, who has been seriously ill, Is now better. It is not believed that any organized fighting will take place between the rival parties, but in some places there Is a bitter feeling, which may result in small parties coming to blows. Chief Justice Osborn has Interposed sen tences of hard labor on three or four natives for having firearms in their possession after the date of the procla mation by the high commissioners prohibiting the possession of firearms by Snmoans. IMPORTS INTO HAWAII. Treasury Department Receive Statement from Auditor General. Washington, Aug. 27. The Treasury department has received from the Auditor-General of Hawaii a compara tive statement of the imports Into the islands for June, 1898 and 1899, and the receipts and expenditures for July, 1898 and 1899. It shows a net increase in the importations from the United States since the islands came under our sovereignty. Imports from the I'nited States, June, 1898, last month of the old regime, were $590,803; all others, $'.S3,095; in June, 1899, they were $l,412,r8; all others, 8384,494. Total increase for six months, 83,016,151. At the same time the government receipts increased and the expendi tures diminished. In July, 1898, the receipts were 8183,798, and the expen ditures $234,909, while in July, 1899, the receipts were 8207,125, and the ex. penditures 8172,382. BEATEN BY REBELS. Uovernment Forces or Santo Domingo Suffer Heavy Lou. Cape Haytien. Hayti.Aug. 27 Severe fighting took place Friday and Wednes day in the neighborhood of Monte Cristo, Santo Domingo, between the government forces and the revolution ists. It is said the former lost heavily, while the latter, owing to the advan tageous positions which thev occupied. only suffered slight loss. The revolu- i iuu it, is are reported to DC continually receiving reinforcements. Anotlier Regiment of Negroes. Washington, Aug. 27. It is an nounced at the war department that one and possibly three more regiments will be authorized in a few davs. one of which will be composed exclusively of colored privates and company offi cers. The colonel and field officers are to be white. If this plan Is carried out, the mountain states will come la ior several auuiuonai appointment, and these will he mml from tha il. partment's roster of the five original irSiiucuiuiijuiit'u ior me opauisn war. Dewey's Bailor Drill, Nice, Aug. 26. The Olyinpia battal on from the cruiser at Villefranche, near here, engaged in a drill, the en tire population of the town viewing the parade from the surrounding hills. The men presented a splendid appear ance. Admiral Dewey received a visit shortly afterward from Edward An dre, Belgian consul at Manila. He passed a quiet day on board and seemed in perfect health and greatly benefited by the rest he Is taking. His crew are enjoying themselves. la a State of Anarchy. London, Aug. 87. The Labuan cor respondent of the Reuter Telegram company cables that reliable news re eelved there direct from Manila says that an indescribable stitte of anarchy prevails. The Americans, according to these advices, occupy a radius of fifteen mile there; around the town of tloilo they ocenpyft radf of nine miles, and around Cebu they occupy i imall radius. The rest of tb .country, it is added, is in the hands of t0 Fill pinos. iROOT 3IEANS BUSINESS lOIFPERENT CONDITIONS EXIST IN WAR BUREAU. General Mile Praises the Methods of the few Secretary, aad Incidentally Has Kind Vord Tor General Otis. New York, Aug. 2fl. The Tribune has an interview with General Miles In which he is quoted as follows: "The new secretary of war is a man of business. As a result, different con ditions already exist. The interests of the country have demanded a vigorous prosecution of the war in the Philip pines; now they will have it. "I know nothing about a change of commanders on the Island. My com mand of the army has nothing to do with the administration. As major general commanding, I am responsible for the health and discipline of the army. Both are in excellent condi tion. "General Otis is a fine officer. That has been demonstrated by the splendid morale of the army, its health and its efficiency in the field in the Philip pines. "The inadequate force to meet the requirements has been the cause of somewhat abating the results which have been achieved. Our army, not withstanding the vast suptriority of the enemy in numbers, has been vic torious in every engagement. The army may be large and valiant enough to defeat an army quadruple its size, but it takes additional force to hold the towns in an enemy's country and to cover lines of communication. "About 20 per cent of our army un der any conditions is practically In active, owing to various duties about the camp and in hospitals, transporta tion, sickness and various other causes. In the civil war only a portion of the army operated on the fighting line. A great bulk of the troops were engaged in various duties in the rear. "Much embarrassment has been oc casioned by the supplying of the enemy with food and munitions of war by their friends in Manila and Hongkong, not to speak of encouragement from their friends in 'the states.' It is diffi cult to discriminate in the enemy's country between non-combatants and foes." SANTO DOMINGO UPRISING. Arsenal and flovernment Buildings Turned Over to Revolutionists. Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Aug. 26. Generals Caceres, Vasquez and Braohe, at the head of 500 revolution ists, appeared before Macorl. They left the great body of their troops at the entrance to the city and with twenty men advanced to the governor's house, demanding surrender. Governor Castillo, thoroughly cowed, repaired to the plaza without making any resistance, and the delivery of the park, fort, arsenal- and government buildings was then effected. The revolutionists then formally occupied the surrounding country, meeting with no opposition. In this way the revolution, strong and humane, is rapidly advancing, avoiding so far as possible the shed ding of blood and winning sympathy by the character of its methods. The complete victory of the cause of Jim- Inez seems assured. There is no check on the eastery boundary. THE DREY FUS TRIAL. President of Former Court Martial Shown op In Bad Light. Rennes, Aug. 25. Yesterday's session of the Dreyfus court martial was marked by one of the most exciting scenes of the trial. The proceedings opened with a skirmish entirely favor able to the defense over Colonel Maurel, president of the court martial of 1894, who admitted reading one of the secret documents to the court which had not been seen by the defense. He pro tested that only one document was looked at, alleging that this sufficed to enable him to form a conviction that could not be shaken. This protest inacie matters worse because, as M. Laborl pointed out, if he perused one, it was his bounden duty to peruse all. AMMUNITION FOR KRUGER. Immense Accumulations of War Hanl- tloni In Transvaal. Capetown, Aug. 26. The Delagoa bay Incident, coupled with the recent transit of a large amount of ammuni tion, haa directed the attention of the British officials to the immense accu mulation of war munitions in the African Bepublic and the Transvaal. The Ultlanders being debarred from carrying arms, the supply of weapons as shown In Lourenzo Marques (Dela goa bay) returns for three years. Is greatly in excess of the burghers' re quirements, and consequently there is a growing feeling among the British ! community in South Africa that no settlement of the existing crisis will Insure lasting peace unless it includes a provision for the reduction of arma ments. ' BLOWN TO ATOMS. Dry House of Powder Mill Explodes, Kill ing Two Men. Pottsvllle, Pa., Aug. 26. The dry house of Sam Debbie's powder mill, near Shepptown, this county, was Completely wrecked by an explosion Thursday, and William T. Betzenbcr Iter of Walnut Port, one of the proprl etors, and Harry Jones, a powder mak er, were literally blown to atoms. There were several tons of powder in the building. The other buildings were badly injured. California Volunteers Home. San Francisco, Aug. 26. The cele bration held In this' city In honor of the.returu of the First California vol unteers and Batteries A and D of the California. Light Artillery, attracted 100,000 strangers, Every Incoming train and ferryboat was heavily laden, people coming from as far as San Die go .and other equally distant places. At night there was a grand illumina tion on the bay and the city waa light ad up with thousands upon thousands of electric lights. OFFICIALS ARE FICUAINC. Cade Sam Will Need Maay Mlllloae af Do! lare to Conduct the War. Washington, Aug. 85. Secretary Gsge is engaged in the task of ascer taining whence the funda are to come to pay the largely increased army de termined npon by the president and Secretary Root. The mere question of pay is easily 'decided, but to this must be added the enormous expense of additional trans portation; the cost of subsistence, which, with the army thousands of miles away, will require the expendi ture of millions of dollars; the added cost of new equipment for 30,000 men, and the innumerable items that go to make au effective fighting army, prop erly clothed, thoroughly equipped for duty and well fed; all of these things are expensive, and their cost is more or less conjectaral. Secretary Gage has authority, it is asserted, to issue more bonds for the prosecution of the war in the Philip pines, and that modtyf procedure will probably be resorted to. The war revenue authorized the issue of $100, 000,000 worth of certificates of indebt edness, and 8400,000,000 worth of bonds. The law says that the proceeds of the sale of these bonds shall be used "to defray expenditures authorized on ac count of the existing war," etc. It is held by the law eftieers of the govern ment that the insurrection in the Phil ippines is to all intents and purposes a part of the "existing war" with Spain. MESSACE FROM TRANSVAAL. British Government lies Received Presi dent Kruger's Reply. London. Aug. 25. The secretary of state for the colonies, Joseph Chamber lain, received the text of the Trans vaal's reply to the proposals of the British government, and now has them under consideration. The members of the cabinet are within reach, but until Vie government has determined on what course to pursue, Mr. Chamber lain is unwilling to divulge the con tents of the message from South Africa. .. . From an excellent unofficial source of infoi .nation it is ascertained that the substance of the Transvaal's com munication to the British government in reply to the latters demands is a concession of a five years' "retroactive'' franchise, a share in the election of the president and an increase in the representation of the gold fields, prob ably eight additional seats, and a stipulation that all other questions are to be submitted to arbitration but not ,to a foreign power; that Great Britain shall not use the recent Interference as a precedent' and that the British government shall relinquish all suzer ainty rights. SOVEREIGNTY OVER MOROS. Sultan and He vera I Chiefs Sign Agreement With Geueral Bates. Manila, Aug. 25. General Bates has returned from Sulu, having success fully accomplished his mission there. After five weeks' negotiation, with much tact, an agreement was signed which in substance was as follows: "American sovereignty over the Moros shall be recognized, and there shall be no persecution against re ligion; the United States shall occupy ,and control such parts of the archipel ago as public interest demands; any person may purchase land with the Sultan's consent; the introduction of fire-arms shall be prohibited; piracy shall be suppressed; the American courts shall have jurisdiction except between the Moros; Americans 6hall protect the Moros against foreign im position, and the Sultan's subsidiary from Spain shall be continued." The Sultan and several chiefs signed the agreement. EARTH TO STOP REVOLVING. People In Southern Russia Believe End of World Is Near. St. Petersburg, Aug. 25. Reports from southern Russia say that a cur rent belief of the approaching end of the world is causing a panic among the uneducated classes. At Eharkova, the capital of the government of that name, workmen are leaving in large numbers, wishing to spend what they consider their last days at their village homes. The factory owners have asked the police to stop this immigration in order to prevent the ruination of business. No Trace of Montana Holdupe. Butte, Mont., Aug. 25. No word has been received from the posse on the trail of the four road agents who held up the stage coach at Horseshoe Bend Monday. II. J. Reiling, president of the Pacific Dredging company, who, with his wife, were the only passen gers, and who was robbed of 85,000 in gold dust, has arrived in Butte. The robbers had cut all the' telephone and telegraph wires in the vicinity and had expected a bigger haul, as Mr. Reiling was supposed to have with him the company s entire clean-up. Died Seeking (lold. ' Seattle, Wash., Aug. 25. A party of forty-eight prospectors who have ar rived here from Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, tell a story of terrible hard ships suffered while on their way over land from the Kowak , river to St. Michael, their spokesman declaring he personally knows Of the death of nine-, ty-three men from scurvy", drowning and starvation. He says 950 people went up the Kowak river last year, in search of gold, and that the death rate has been simply apalling. Transvaal Troops Mobilising. Cape Town, Aug.' 25. Although the cabled, summary v of the counter pro posals of the Transvaal government to Ureat Britain's proposition for a joint commission to Inquire as to what effect the reform franchise measures would have on the Outl&ndera is probably In complete, it undoubtedly gives the gen eral lines accurately. - The ' Mafeklng horse regiment is 'mobilizing rapidly. Several hundred recruits have arrived and been equipped here and have joined Vivian's camp. FUSION IN NEBRASKA. THREE CONVENTIONS AGREE UPON ONE CANDIDATE. William Jennings Bryan Dictates the Dem ocratic Platform, and Sliver. Mot Trusts, Is Maoe the Paramount Issue. Omaha, Neb., Aug. 24. Nebraska Democrats, Populists and Silver Repub licans met in this city Tuesday and fused on nominations for judge of the supreme court and two members of the board of regents of the state nniversity. Former Governor Silas A. Ilolcomh was nominated for supreme justice by the Populists and endorsed by the other two conventions, though, not without a fight in the Democratic gathering, where there was strong op position to him, emanating from Doug las county. This opposition centered on former United States Senator W. V. Allen, who could have had a major ity of the ballots in the convention, but he pushed his friend Holcomb. Allen was chairman of the resolutions committee in the Populist convention and William J. Bryan was a delegate to the Democratic gathering. Mr. Bryan dictated the platform of the Democratic convention. This docu ment declared uncompromisingly for free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, and endorsed bodily the Chicago platform of 1816. The platform of the Populist convention endorsed the plat form of the Populist national conven tion of 181)6 and In addition contained planks denouncing the policy of the administration in the Philippines. The platform of the Silver Republicans was much the same and contained in addi tion a strong plank declaring against the use of railroad passes by public officials. This pass resolution was adopted by the Populist convention without dissent, but stirred up a great commotion among the Democrats, many of whom fought it tooth and nail. Mr. Bryan addressed all three con ventions and was emphatic in his de nunciation of the administration's policy in the Philippines. He also spoke vigorously in support of the free coinage of silver, declaring it to be the main issue now before the public. He denounced trusts in strong terms and criticised the administration for doing nothing to regulate them. He was received with great enthusiasm. COLLIDE WITH POLICE. Drunken Soldlnra Create a Disturbance In Honolulu. San Francisco, Aug. 24. The steamer Doric brings the following news from Honolulu: The transport Indiana arrived from San Francisco August 10, and sailed for Manila August 11. Soldiers were allowed to land, and they came in con flict with the Honolulu police. A drunken soldier was arrested by the police and other soldiers attempted to rescue him. There was a lively fight, in which some heads were broken, but the man was finally landed in jail. He was given to his commanding officer on condition that he be taken from the streets. The ship Tacoma arrived August 9, bound for Manila with 200 horses. Two of the animals died during the voyage. The horses were unloaded to be turned out to pasture until Augubt 16, when the Tacoma will resume her voyage. AFTER THE STORM. One Hundred Thousand Hungry In Porto Rico. Washington, Aug. 24. A cable dis patch has been received at the war de partment from General Davis, giving additional details of the conditions in Porto Rico. He placed the number of killed at 1,000, and reiterates his esti mate of 100,000 destitute. General Davis says: "In a few limited areas the coffee is half safe; remaining area of the crop is almost totally ruined, and the trees are so injured that next year's crop will not exceed 50 per cent average. Bananas furnished one-half the food, and sweet potatoes, beans, rice, corn aud yams, all of which aro gron here, supplied the other half to 50 per cent ol the inhabitants. All the bananas, beans, rice and corn are de stroyed, and half the potatoes. I now estimate over 1,000 dead and 100,000 hungry, one-half this number being homeless. Hunger will increase rather than diminish for several weeks." Indians llitld a Town. Chihuahua, Mex., Aug. 24. The mil itary authorities have received tele graphic advices of an attack on the town of Cumuripa by a band of 300 Yaqui Indians. .The place was without military protection, but the Mexican citizens barricaded themselves in their adobe houses and resisted the attack tor ten hours, when the Indians with drew. Several houses were burned by the Indians and five men and women were killed. It Is thought that a num ber of Indians were killed. . Rhodes Says Kiuger Will Back Down. Capetown, Aug. 24. In the Cape As sembly, Cecil Rhodes, referring to the Transvaal question, said: "No, there will be no bloodshed. President Kru ger, like a sensible man, will climb down. The less the Cape Colony is concerned is the quarrel, the better.'1 Continuing, Mr. Rhodes said it was certain the Transvaal would become an English-speaking commuuity, and the UitUnders, being in a vast majority, would form a government in keeping with their views. Eight Hundred Buildings Burned. ' Victor, Colo., Aug. 24. The total number of buildings destroyed by the tire, on Monday is estimated at 800. Nine-tenths of these were wooden, aud the fire spread with treat ranlditv Fourteen blocks, comprising almost the enure business section of the town, are in ashes. The total loss is variously estimated from 81,000,000 to $2,500,000, and the insurance from $400,000 to $800,000. The most valuable buildings aesiroyea were the Gold Coin mine shaft houses, the loss being $100,000. KRUEGER REFUSES TO SUBMIT. It Is Mow Believed That Nothing Caa Prevent War la the Transvaal. London, Aug. 23. There is nolonget any donbt that President Krneger bti refased to submit to the demand ol Mr. Chamberlain for the appointment of a court of inquiry. He may have done so diplomatically or hedg 'Dg'y. but that his answer is regarded by the British government as tanta mount to positive refusal is now an eatablished fact. The colonial office la non-committal, but there are other evidences which amply justify this statement. All the officials will say in regard to the matter is: "The reply is not a complete acceptance of the proposal of Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of the colonies." The report that President Krueger haa proposed new terms is somewhat verified by the guarded comment of the colonial office officials and the irri tability displayed there. There is not the slightest donbt that they now be ieve war is the only way to settle the controversy. They would far rather have had a curt, defiant answer than the temporizing answer which the Boer president has sent. With the former Great Britain would have had plain grounds for a quick commencement of hostilities. L'nder the terms which now exist, aggressive action needs con siderable explanation to justify it in the eyes of the world, and the English minority who still declare war would be an outrage. However, if Mr. Chamberlain has his way, it is belieyed President Kru ger's counter proposals will meet with scant attention and, unless the Boers completely back down, which is not likely, the crisis will quickly develop into war. PACIFICATION OF ISLANDS. Admiral Dewey says Filipinos are Capable of Self-Governmeut. New York, Aug. 23. The London correspondent of the World, in an in terview with Admiral Dewey, asked him if the Philippines were likely to be pacified soon. The admiral replied: "I have the question of the Philippines more at heart than has any other American, because I know the Fili pinos intimately and they know I am their friend. The recent insurrection is the fruit of the anarchy which haa long reigned in the islands, but the in surgents will have to submit them selves to the law after being accus tomed to no law at all. "I believe and affirm, nevertheless, that the Philippine question will be very shortly solved. The Filipinos are capable of governing themselves; they have all qualifications for it. It is a question of time, but the only way to settle the insurrection and assure pros perity to the archipelago is to concede self-government to the inhabitants. That would be a solution of many questions and would satisfy all, espe cially the Filipinos, who believe them selves worthy of it and are so. "I have never been in favor of vio lence toward the Filipinos. The islands are at this moment blockaded by a fleet and war reigns in the interior. This abnormal state of things should cease. I should like to see autonomy first con ceded and then annexation might be talked about. This is my opinion. I should like to see violence at once put a stop to. According to my view, the concession of self-government ought to be the most lust and most logical so lution." VICTOR IN RUINS. Business Portion of Colorado Mining Camp Wiped Out of Existence. Crip; ' 3 Creek, Colo., Aug. 23. Fire has utterly destroyed the business portion of the city of Victor, causing a loss estimated at $2,000,000. Beginning shortly after noon the fire raged until evening, consuming everything in Its way. It had its origin, it is thought, in the Merchants' cafe, adjoining the Bank of Victor, on the corner of Third street and Victor avenue. A strong wind from the south fanned the flames, and In a few minutes all the surround ing houses were afire. Help was summoned from Cripple Creek, but the town had been built in the early days of the camp and was of pine timber for the most part ana! burned like paper. Efforts were made to stop the progress of the flames by blowing up buildings in their path by means of dynamite, and all afternoon the hills roared with the explosions, but the effort was in vain. Nine Soldiers Are Drowned. Manila, Aug. 23. While a reeonnoit ering party of the Twenty-fourth In fantry under Capt. Crane, was cross ing the Moriquina river on a raft, the hawsers broke. The current, very swift at that point, caused the raft to capsize, drowning nine enlisted men. The United States transport Tartar, from San Francisco July 24, with Gen eral Joseph Wheeler and his daughter, troops of the Nineteenth infantry, and more than $1,300,000 in coin has ar rived. ''- Dewey Malls for Nice.- Leghorn, Aug. 23. The flagship Olympia sailed from here Monday evening with Admiral Dewey, bound for Nice, France. There he will re main a week, according to his promise. to let his officers see the charms of the far-famed Riviera. The admiral has had here, the quietest week spent at any port yet, and has entirely recov ered from the indisposition which was the penalty paid for hig good nature in accepting so much hospitality at riapies. , Heavy Loss by Death. 8eattle, Wash., Aug. 23. Out of 210 moo who went into the Kotzebue Sound country last year, over 7 per cent have died from scurvy or met traglo deaths. This is the statement of J. H. Jones of Sycamore, Ilia. brotherin-Uw of the Rev. W. S. Har rington of Seattle, who has arrived here on the Roanoke. Thirty-flvemen 'v amicieu who 1 tie dis ease came down on the Roanoke, but only one of them, James Wilson, need ed medical aid. NOHTIHYEST NOTES. In Spokane, Wash., a W. Gro. ijta wu vi y aiiicu uy ine burst l..t. -tl- 1.111 1 V ... . 'Os-of. balance wheel on a wood-sa chine. The transport Grant, with the ming and Idaho troops, arri-ed 4. Nagasaki on the 47th. on her w, San Francisco. Troops C, E and F of the Third ea-. airy, under command of Major WeMeu have arrived at Seattle and joined th other troops of the regiment at Catn D v. : r auuiuauu. The dead body of a man believed tn be John W. Walton, a resident of Al. bnquerque, N. M., has been found floating in the bay at the foot of Scv- enth'street, Oakland, Cal. It is now known that the man an. tured at Carlsbad, N. M., Tuesday oj last week, after a hard fight, is oneol the robbers who held up the Colorado it Southern train near Folsom on July 14. The store house of the Amalgamated Copper company at Anaconda, Mont was burned to the ground on the ISth entailing a loss of $30,000. The fire ii supposed to have been of incendiarv origin. The Silver King mine in Crook coun. ty, Or., has been sold to a syndicate represented by F. J. Quealy of Rock Springs, Wyo., and J. F. Edwards of Salt Lake. The consideration is said to be in the neighborhood of $1,000,000. Angustus Howard, known as the "Australian plunger,' whose soma, what mysterious relations with W. E. Green, the Denver capitalist, have re cently caused considerable comment. Is declared by San Francisco police to be an escaped convict. By the explosion of a missed hole at lime quarry at Anaconda, Mont James McCullough lost his life, Pat McMahon was fatally injured and two others seriously injured. The men had been warned, but the warning was unheeded. McCullough was lit- . erally blown to pieces. Governor De Forest Richards and staff leave Cheyenne on the night of August 24 for San Francisco, to meet the returning volunteers, who will ar rive from the Philippines, some time about September t. During the stay of the party In San Francisco the OxU dental hotel will be its headquarters. Two men, Clinton Dodson and Oliver Benson, were arrested in the Galletin valley, Mont, charged with the mur der of Eugene Cullinim. They were rapidly making their way out of the state. The murdered man's watch was found hidden in a blanket. ' They came from the Black Hills and there is a strong case against them. Judge Richardson of the Spokane superior court has made a ruling in favor of the gas ompany.aagainst the Street Railway company in a noted electrolysis case. The Spokane Uas company olaimed its pipes were dam aged by a defective ground wire syv tem of conducting electricity. Ths street railway will be enjoined from further use of its defective apparatus. J. M. Pickens, grand recorder of the grand lodge of the A. O. U. W. for Washington, mysteriously disappeared a few days ago. He left Seattle osten sibly for Stellacoom. Nothing has since been heard of him. Grand Mas ter Workman Jones lias appointed James T. Bayer of Seattle to: fill out Pickens's term as recorder. Experts are examining Pickens's accounts. Large quantities of apples shipped Isto Montana from California and Utah are being condemned in Butte, Anaconda and other parts of the state because of infection by San Jose scale ind codlin moth. The last legislature passed a stringent'law against the im portation of such infected fruit, and the condemnation is made by the state board of horticulture at the loss of the shippers. Foster Hogan, an ex-soldier of the Twenty-fourth infantry, has beea par doned from the Wyoming penitentiar) by Governor Richards. Hopan waa serving a one-year sentence for assault with intent to kill. His record during the Santiago campaign is a splendid one, and as he is suffering with con sumption his pardon was recommended by the surgeon of the penitentiary and by a number of army officers. The statement is made that a new company, called the Santa Fe &- Grand Canyon Railway company, has aiready begun the construction of a railway Bixty-five miles in length from Wil liams, Ariz., to the Graud Canyon of the Colorado. Active operatious have been going on for twenty days, and twelve miles of roadbed from Williams are graded. The company is financed by Lombard, Wood & Co. of New Y6rk. ' George Wilson of Mason City, la., is in Rawlins looking for his' runaway wife, who, he claims, deserted him last spring and eloped with his broth er, Irving Wilson. The injured hus band claims that his brother eatue out from New York to visit him, and at once fell in love with his wife. The regard seemed to be mutual, for his wife soon grew very fond of Irving, and oue day they left Mason City to gether for the west. A peculiar con nection with this case-is,, that Geortf Wilson has been twice married, aud hia first wife eloped with another of his brothers. The autopsy held on the remains ol Jim Franey, the pugilist who died af ter having been knocked outiv Frank McConnell at San Francises showed that his vital organs were deceased: that ho was in no condition-5 lo tuter any ring .and . principally that he had been pummeled and beaten , tp. death by McConnell. who was arrested-on a charge of manslaughter. ". A similar charge was also placed against J. J Crootn and J. D. Gibbs, promoters of the fight, Hiram Cook, the referee, aod the seconds of both men engaged m the contest.