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GAZETTE. WEEKLY. IVzitLfV. I Consolidate! Fek. 1899. COIiVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FKIDAY, MAY 11, 1300. VOIi. XXXY1I. NO. 20. EVENTS OF THE DAI Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Int.' resting Collection or Items From the Two Hemispheres Presented Condensed Form. Four miners perished in a fire in a mine near Roanoke, Va. Mnnkacsy, the celebrated painter, died at Bonn, Germany. Michigan Democrats want Charles A. Towne for Bryan's running mate. An eight-hour day has been secured by New England building trades jour neyinen. Salt Lake capitalists have bought the Iowa group of mines in the Baker city district for $30,000. A dozen vessels have already left Seattle for Cape Nome. Opinions vary as to when they will get there. State Secretary Reitz, of the Trans vaal, savs the Boers will move to America if defeated. Twenty-two shops in Chicago art completely tied up, owing to the boiler makers' strike. Roberts will advance on Pretoria from Kimberley, Bloemfontein and 'a tal, simultaneously. Twenty Americans were killed in an engagement with insurgents at Catu- big, on the island of Samar. Senator Hanna believes the Repnbli cans will have fully as hard a battle this year as they had in 1896. Bankers estimate that Americans will spend $40,000,000 more than us ual abroad this year, owing to the Paris exposition. D. J. Sinclair, postoffice inspector connected with the St. Louis force, hat been appointed chief postoffice inspeo tor of Porto Rico. General Merritt's request for retire' ment has been granted, General Brooke succeeding him as commander of the department of the East. Many small yachts and tug boa ta bought for use during the Spanish war, are rotting in the navv yard and the government will sell them. The Northwest Episcopal general conference, by a unanimous vote, de cided to admit equal lay representation to all Methodist conferences. Two hundred Klondike miners are stampeding up White river, Alaska, to the scene of the latest gold discovery. The find was made on a nameless tribu tary of the above river last winter. Andrew Carnegie, who refused to contribute to the Dewey arch fund. has given $1,000 to the fund for the widow of Sergeant Douglas, who was killed at Croton dam during the recent strike. In sending the check, Mr. Car negie wrote: "Sergeant Douglas fought not for foreign conquest, but for peace and order at home." President McKinley has selected Dole to be the first governor of Hawaii. Ex-Minister Denby gives American missionaries credit for the open door in China. Fire at the town of Gladwin, Mich destroyed 16 buildings, causing a lost of $50,000. The north half of the Colville, Wash Indian reservation, has been opened for settlement. Chicago landlords nave formed a combination and rents advanced 15 per cent immediately. Charles II. Allen was inaugurated as governor of Puerto Rico with impres sive ceremonies. Fire destroyed the Hasting shingle mill at Goshen, Wash., together with 1,000,000 shingles. The transport Sherman arrived at San Francisco from Manila with 22 in sane soldiers on board. 5 Carpenters of Omaha are out on a strike. They demand an eight-hour day and increase of wages. Five men were killed and three in jured by a boiler explosion in the mill of J. V. Bray & Co. , Tifton, Ohio. At the Hercules Athletic Club, New York, Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out Ed. Dunkhorest, the Syracuse giant, in two rounds. Joseph Gurtar Rampon, a former famous bandmaster, leader of the Old Guard band, is dead at New York, aged 57 years. The United States navy will not be tent to Turkey. As the sultan at made soma concessions, he will be given more time to study the matter. An engine and 70 empty cars of the Santa Fe were thrown into the bay from the new Santa Fe wharf at San Francisco, by the breaking of an apron. No one was killed so far as known. Frank H. Peavey, of Minneapolis, Minn., has obtained insurance in the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, to the amount of $1,000, 000, the annual premium on the policy being $48,390. A Spanish silver mine lost a century ago was rediscovered in Texas. Lewis Watkins, a native of St. Paul, is said to be the tallest man in the world. His height is said to be eight feet 11 inches, and his weight 364 pounds. Rev. David Greeg, a Brooklyn (N. Y.) Presybterian, says he doubts if any member of the general assembly be lieves in condemnation of non-elect children. LATER NEWS. Ex-Congressman David B. ton, of Texaa, it dead. Culbert General Hamilton hat captured Win burg, the Boer stronghold. Li. .Marquis, a farmer residing seven miles northwest of Eugene, committed suicide. Heavy rains in Iowa did much dam age to property and canted large losses in livestock. Lord Roberts has crossed the Vet river and the Boers are still in full re treat northward. San Antonio, Texas, was struck by a terrific wind storm, doing damage to the amount of $75,000. W. C. hndicctt, secretary of war in Cleveland's first administration, died at Boston, aged 73 years. Scientists nope to make many new discoveries on the event of the sun's total eclipse on May 28. General Harrison Gray Otis is boom ing Congressman Hepburn, of Iowa, for McKinley's running mate. Aguinaldo has joined his forces in North Luzon and has assembled con siderable force in the mountains; Gen eral Tonng asks for reinforcements. Senor Alberti, prominent in Cuban politics and editor of a newspaper, was shot and instantly killed by an un known assassin at Gibara, province of Santiago de Cuba. Pope Leo will make amends for his deposition of Archbithop Keane, who may be appointed to the position held by the late Archbishop Hennessy, of Dubuque,' Iowa. The output of oil in California has increased from 1,245,123 barrels in 1895. to 2,292.123 barrels in 1899 The state now ranks fourth among the states of the nnion in petroleum pro duction. Rev. Charles 8. Morris, a colored Baptist missionary, recently returned from South Africa, was vigorously hissed when he champicned the cause of England in a lecture before the West Side Y. M. C. A. of New York City The counter-demonstrations became so pronounced that the lecturer abandoned the discussion of the merits of the con tending nations. Hi Sing, high priest of the Chinese Masonic order of this country, judge of Chinatown, was honored with an elab orate, even gorgeous funeral at Phila delphia. The distinguished priest spoke nine languages and added to his income by loaning money to hit conn trymen at a high rate of interest. Re garding talents Sing was the peer of any Chinaman in the country. One hundred and nine victims of the Utah mine disaster were buiied in one day at Scofield. The Yale-Berkeley game at New Haven, Conn., resulted in a victory for the former team. Burglars looted the safe of the First National bank of East Brady, Pa., and secured $10,000. The parade in St. Louis in honor of Admiral Dewey was witnessed by half a million people. The sundry civil bill was passed by the house. It carries slightly more than $61,500,000. Many buildings were demolished by a terrific gale that went through the town of Wilsonville, Neb. Six hundred men employed in the zinc factory at La Salle, Ind., struck fur an advance in wages. The Standard Varnish works at Elm Park, Staten Island, were damaged by fire to the extent of $200,000. The British have crossed the Vaal river, pushing northward, and the re lief of Mafeking is expected soon. An effort is being made by govern ment officials to secure an appropria tion for the building and maintenance of schools for Alaska. General MacArthur, in addition to his duties as commander, will exercise the authority of military governor of the Philippine islands. Fire which started in a livery stable at Petersburg, Ind., swept through the business portion of the town, leaving bnt three stores. Loss, $80,000. The war department issued an order relieving General Otis of the command of the division of the Philippines. The general has left Manila for the United States. One-third of the houses in Garza, a town in Denton county, Texas, were destroyed by a tornado. No one was hurt, the people seeking refuge in atormhouses. Work on the National Republican convention hall may be stopped owing to the dispute between the Allied Build ing Trades Council and the Brother hood of Carpenters and Joiners. Lieutenant Gibbons, attached to the Brooklyn, in an expedition con ducted by him in the south of Luzon, in the latter part of February, secured the release of 522 Spanish prisoners. An nnknown negro, about 20 years of age, waa lynched three milet .from Geneva, Ala., for assaulting a 12-year-old white girl near Hartford. Armed men took him from the arresting offi cers and carried him to the woods, where he waa later found dead, hang ing to a limb. A London physician claims to have cured inebiiety by hypnotism. Bishon Hartzell. in charee of Metho dist work in Africa, has traveled 50,000 miles since 1896. Constant weeping over the death of her husband and daughter made a New York woman blind. . Chaplain C. C. Pierce makes an offi cial report that there hat been no in crease in the number of saloons in Manila. WHOLE TOWN BURNED Second Mining Camp in the Slocan Country. LOSS EXCEEDS HALF A MILLION Water Supply Failed and the Burned Itself Out Aid Seat and More Needed. Fir. Spokane, May 7. A special to the Spokesman-Review from Kaslo, B. O., says: Sandon, the second mining town in importance in the Slocan, hat been completely destroyed by fire and nearly all its 1,200 people are homeleet and ruined. Kaslo is 28 miles from San don, bnt about midnight large clouda of smoke came rolling over this town from Sandon. At once word went out that Sandon was destroyed, but no newt could be had from the desolate town, as all wires had been burned. At 4 P. M. a train came in from San don bringing a number of those who lost all their property. They reported that the total loss was between $500, 000 and $1,000,000, while the insur ance could only have been about $25, 000. The alarm was sounded shortly after midnight, and quickly the streets were filled with hundreds of men and wo men. The flames started between Spencer's hall and Brown's store. Two streams seemed to hold the flames in check for a while. Then one stream pave out and the flames spread rapidly. After that it was only a matter of the fire bnrning itself out. The miners' hospital and a drug store were blown up in the effort to stop the flames. By this time all tbe lower part of town, including the tenderloin and many business places were gone. Then the firemen blew up the Echo hotel, one of the finest buildings in the Kootenay country, the Canadian Pa cific railroad station and other build ings in order to save the valuable stores of H. Geigerich and H. Byers & Co. This was accomplished. Half a dozen other buildings at the extreme ends oi the town were saved, including the electric power-house. Tbe rest of the town was drawn into the maelstrom of flame. Relief measures were taken quickly. The officials of Sandon donated $500, ana mining men there contributed $8,000. Kaslo raised $1,800 and sent np a special train with large supplies of food, tents and cl- ' ' ing. More re lief is needed. GREAT FUNERAL TRAIN. Started From the Scene of the Utah Mine Disaster. Salt Lake, May 7. The greatest funeral train in the history of Western America started on its journey from Scofield today. The train had upon it the remains of about 35 or more of the victims of the Winter Quarters disas ter. Accompanying the bodies were many relatives, who are bowed down with the severity of the blow that they have so suddenly sustained. One of the miners who was in the mine at the time of the explosion and who was one of the first rescuers who went 111 to re cover the bodies, tells an interesting story. He was in No. 1, in the first raise, when the explosion occurred, but to far away from it that the sound did not reach him. He suffered a moment with the air, bnt thought it the result of a cave-in, worked on a quarter of an hour, when his miner's instinct told him that something was wrong, and he came on down to the main entrance A door had been fitted in here to keep the current of good air from going above, and to direct it into the main workings, where it would meet the damp and either weaken it very much or drive it back. This door was guard ad on the outer side. Passing on to the mouth of the tunnel, this miner, with otheis, joined Superintendent T. J. Parmley, and went to No. 4, where the greatest danger existed. Outside of the mine those working had all been in jured, so the party was small. Army Bill Passed. Washington, May 7. Today's ses sion of the senate was rendered espec ially notable by the passage, after a de bate lasting tkree hours, of the army reorganization bill. In military cir oles the measure is regarded as one of the most important of the present set tion. It practically revolutionizes the present staff qtTangements of the army. It proposes to change the present sys tem of permanent appointments in cer tain staff corps to one of detail by a gradual process as the officers in those corps go out of active service. As va cancies oconr in the department of the adjutant-general, the inspector-general, quartermaster-general and commissary general, they are to be filled by details from the line, the details to be tem porary and not to exceed four years. Shaw Is Mot a Candidate. Chicago, May 5. Governor Shaw, oi Iowa, who is here attending the Metho dist conference, declared in an inter view that he was not a candidate for the vice-presidency on the Republican ticket, nor did the know that Congress man Hepburn was. Stranded Near Port Townsand. Victoria, B. C., May 7. The steamet Victorian did not get in until noon to day, having been on a sand bar near Port Townsend for six hours. When coming np the sound this morning it was very thick, and in a bank of fog she suddenly came upon the steamer An geles, which was not whistling, and narrowly escaped collision. It was in he effort to escape her that the Victor ian stranded. She floated at high tidt without damage. I THE CASE OF CLARK. Senate Will Take it Up Next Thurs day. Washington, May 5. The senate to day adopted the motion of Hoar to take np the resolution of the committee on elections declaring that Clark, of Mon tana, was not dnly elected to the sen ate, and then postponed consideration of the question for a week. The army appropriation bill, after a rather spirit ed debate, was passed without division. The day closed with the passage of a number of private pension bills, includ ing bills to pension Mrs. Julia Henry, widow of the late General Guy V. Henry; General James Longstreet. Mrs. Margaret M. Badger, widow of the late Commodore Badger, and Mrs. Harriet Gridley, widow of the late Captain Gridley, of the navy. The house today, without division, passed the free homes bill, which has been pending before congress for a number of years. The bill provides that the government shall issue pat ents to actual bona fide settlers on agricultural lands of Indian reserva tions opened to settlement. These lands were taken up by settlers, who contracted to pay for them $1.25 to $3.75 per acre. By the terms of the bill, the government assumes the pay ment of the purchase price to the In dians and changes the existing law rel ative to agricultural colleges so as to insure the payments of the endowments which heretofore have come out of the sale of publio lands in case of deficien cy. These payments involve $1,200, 000 annually. Of the 29,000,000 acres ; in Indian reservations opened to settle I ment, for which the government is to !pay or has paid $35,000,000, about I 8,000,000 acres have been taken and. 2.000,000 are supposed to be still avail j able for agricultural purposes. A re markable thing in connection with tbe ' passage of the bill today was a speech in its favor by Galusha A. Grow, the venerable ex-speaker of the bouse, who j 48 years ago, fathered and passed the original homestead bill. He was then the youngest and is now the oldest : member of tbe house. The remainder ' of the day was devoted to the sundry civil appropriation bill, the last but one of the great supply bills. GOEBEL MURDER CASE. Culton Described the Conference Held in Lexington. Frankfort, Ky., May 5. W. H. Cul ton resumed his testimmony in the Goebel murder investigation today. He stated that Governor Taylor author ized the witness to give Youtsey any amount of money desired if he would leave Kentucky. At a conference in Lexington, the Sunday . before Goebel was shot, it was decided that Repre sentative Henry Berry, who had been unseated a few days before, should go to the house of representatives next morning and take his seat and refuse to give it up. Vanmeter, his opponent, was to be in some way prevented from going to the hall that morning. Caleb Powers, who was at the conference, telephoned to Governor Taylor at Fiankfort two or three times in regard to the conference. On cross-exam ina- tion, Culton said he did not know ef any list of state senators or representa tives who were to be put oat of the way. On re-direct examination, Culton said that Sergeant-at-Arms Haley signed the subpoenas for witnesses for Governor Taylor to testify before the gubernatorial contest committee, and authorized Culton to secure good men in the various counties to serve them Culton said he did not know where Powers or Youtsey were when the shot was fired. The last talk he had with Youtsey, the latter said the plan to kill Goebel had been abandoned. Culton had been asked by Taylor to ascertain what the witnesses in the contest knew, because he was a lawyer. To the pros ecution he said he had told more now on the stand than to any person except his father. Here his testimony ended. Circuit Court Clerk Moore, of Jack son county, denied that Culton had told him anything about the plan to bring on a riot and kill Goebel and other members of the legislature. The afternoon session of the court was taken up with testimony by the surgeons, who conducted the autopsy on the body of Goebel, and a civil engineer who had made a measurement of the state house yard. The prosecu tion sought to show, from the nature of the wounds and from the course of the bullet, which is supposed to have passed through Goebel 's body and was dug ont of a tree near where be fell, that the shot was fired from a window in the office of the secretary of state. Canal BUI Passed. Washington, May 5. 1 he house to day, at tbe conclusion of the most stormy debate of the present session of congress, passed the Nicaragua bill by the overwhelming vote of 325 to 85. All attempts to retain in the bill the language of the original bill for the for tification of the canal and still further to strengthen the language on that line were balked, and the victory of Hep burn and the committee was complete. A motion to recommit the bill with instructions to report back another bill leaving tbe selection of the route to the president was buried under an adverse majority of 52 to 171. The point of absolute zero, or the point of no heat, is fixed at 461 degrees below zero. Montana Central Lookout. Minneapolis,, May 5. Tbe Montana Central trainmen's strike has assnmed the form of a lockout. The parent, Great Northern Company, has Ions been preparing for it, and has hired ex perienced men in the Twin cities and Chicago to take the strikers' places. Today the first consignment of 60 men was sent on a special train. With these it it hoped to open the road to traffic. Another train will follow In a few days BIG PIER BURNED New York Fire That Cost About $1,000,000. MANY PERSONS BARELY ESCAPED Several Barges Moored Near the Pier Were Destroyed Child Drowned Buildings Scorched. New York, May 8. A fire that start ed at the river end of the Mallory Line steamship pier, at the foot of Maiden Lane and the East river early this morning, completely destroyed the pier and its valuable contents. The police place the loss at $1,000, 000. Several barges, which were moored near the pier, were also de stroyed, and many rescues of their cap tains and of members of the families on board were made. One life was lost. The 9-months-old daughter of Captain Charles Lochs, of the barge Sherwood, was drowned. The Mallory pier was 200 feet long and 50 feet wide. The pier was filled with valuable freight, mostly cotton. On the north side of the pier were moored a number of coal and cotton barges, while on the south side was the steamer San Marios and a number of barges. No sooner had the work of fighting the flames begun than the firemen turned their attention to saving the lives of tbose on the barges which were lying within the line of danger. Near est to tbe pier was the Darge Stephen B. Elkins. Her captain, Frank Fox, and his wife and 3-months-old daughter were on board sleeping. A skid was. quickly run from the pier to the coal barge and the oocupants of the boat were awakened and were hurried from their bunks to a place of safety before the flames reached them. On board the barge Sherwood were Charles Lochs, the captain, 36 years old; his wife Lenna, 30 years' old, and their daughter, Rosie, 9 months old. The Lochs family was awakened by the flames. Their barge was already on fire. The father took the 9-months-old baby in bis arms, and with his wife jumped into the water. Timothy Boyle, formerly in command of the barge New Brunswick, whose home is at Rondont. N. Y., plunged in to save the woman, who had become exhaust ed. Her husband, who still held the baby in his arms, saw that his wife was on the point of going down. It became a question with him as to which he should save, his wife or baby. He let the baby go, in the hope that she would be picked np by some one else, and went to tbe assistance of his wife He managed to hold her head above water until Boyle reached them. All three were then landed by life lines, the child being lost. The half drowned captain and his wife were moved to the Hudson street hospital, where they re covered. On the coal barge H. H. Hand, which lay alongside the other burning barges, were the captain, Joseph Plnmb, his wife and two chil dren. All were rescued by the police. Patrolman Jeremiah Cronin was badly burned while taking one of the chil tlren ashore. All hands on board the lighter Arno got ashore safely. Michael Sheldon, of that boat, was compelled to jump into the river, from which he was rescued. Three laige vessels were lying so near the blazing pier that their safety was endangered. They were the steamer San Marios and the steamer Neuces, which were safely towed out into - mid stream, and the bark St. James, the rigging of which was burned before she could be gotten ont of harm's way. The scene on the water was a most exciting one. The river was filled with steam craft engaged in towing the vari ous vessels and barges to places of safety. Four cotton barges, others laden with cornmeal and some loaded with coal caught fire and were de stioyed. Some of them were also sunk to prevent the farther spread of the flames. Reply to the Porte's Note. Constantinople, May 5. The ambas sadors met yesterday and ' decided to reply to the porte's note of April 29 re garding tbe increase of duties, as fol lows: "The embassies note the porte's declaration that it does not intend to introduce any unilateral measures, and will hasten to inform their govern ments of this. " The ambassadors have decided to make their consent to an in crease conditional on the removal of the abases of the chemical analysis, tbe suppression of warehouse duties and the abolition of the stipulation where by articles not specified in the tariffs may be interdicted, confiscated or de stroyed. Hailstones Large as Baseballs. Omaha, May 8. A ape ial to the Bee from Beaver City, Neb., gives fur ther details of the Wilsonville tornado. Many farm houses were destroyed. The hailstones were as large as base balls, and were driven through roofs. The twister appeared after the bom bardment and took a northeasterly course. It was fnnnel shaped and did damage over a large area. Farmers west and north of Wilsonville were tbe greatest sufferers. Many people fled to their cellars. Mayor Forbids "Sappno." , Leavenworth, Kan., May 8. Sappho," which has been played throughout Kansas for the past few weeks, was billed here for Snnday night, but Mayor Neeley forbade the production. Church people got np in arms, and a deputation of ministers called on Mayor Neeley and laid the matter before him. Montreal, May 8. The paper and palp mills at Grand Mere, Quebeo, ve been entirely destroyed by fire. 1 WRECKAGE OF A LINER. Passed In Mid-Atlantic Causes Anxiety In Marine Circles. Chicago, May 9. A special to the Record from Philadelphia says: Captain Campbell, of the British steamer Tenby, which arrived at Phila delphia today from Port Said, brings an account of wreckage passed at sea, which is causing- great anxiety among shipping men. The captain believes a maritime disaster has occurred, in volving the loss of an Atlantic liner. The Tenby fell in with the wreckage mentioned at a point west of the mid Atlantic and the lookouts observed a bark flying distress signals, but it waa to far off and the tea too rough for the steamer to lender any assistance. Toward sunset on April 30, when tbe Tenby was steaming slowly westward against heavy seas the lookout reported that her path was obstructed by float ing timbers and spars for a considera ble distance head. Captain Campbell himself saw portions of a deckhouse, pieces 01 planking, seemingly from a vessel's hull, and many minor objects, 11 of which teemed to have been in Abe water only a ahort time. There were steamer chairs and other fine furniture not generally carried by freight steamers. Night closed in as the Tenby resumed her voyage. The locality of the wreckage is given on her logbook at latitude 37 north, and be tween longitude 53 and 55 west. The next day. May 1, the bark was seen apparently in distress. She was a large, tour-masted vessel, painted a slate color, and had several signals out. Soon after she was sighted she disap peared in the fog. Captain Campbell said today that if the vessel was in need of assistance she was in a favorable position to receive it. Her situat'on was directly in the track of shipp ng between New York and the equator. He did not connect the wreckage passed with the bark in question, bnt many who heard the story are inclined to the opinion that the bark collided with and sank another craft, of which only the wreckage temains. The bark is south of the path of Atlantic liners, and if the vessel which is supposed to have been lost is really an oeean grey hound, she must have been far out of her coarse when the collision occurred. On the other hand, the wreckage is directly in the line of the craft which ply between the northern ports and those of South America. GENERAL GARCIA CAUGHT. Next to Aguinaldo the Leading Filipino Insurgent. Manila Bay, May 9. General Pante lon Garcia, the highest insurgent offi cer, except Aguinaldo, was captured yesterday by Lieutenant E. P. Smith, of General Fnnston's staff, in the town f Jaen, three milet northeast of San Isidro, province of New Ecija. Garcia personally conducted the guerilla operations, and General Fun Eton had spent weeks in trying to cap ture him, several companies beating the whole country at night. Often the Americans caught messengers bearing Garcia 's orders. Tbe people protected him and burned signal lights whenever the American soldiers appeared. Recently General Fnnston surprised him and his staff while dining at Ara yat at dusk. The Filipinos leaped through the windows and escaped, leaving their papers and everything ex cept the clothing they wore. The strain of being hunted finally exhausted their endurance. General Funs ton, who came to Ma nila to bid farewell to General Otis, will return and endeavor to persuade Garcia to secure the surrender of his forces which number several thousand. Most of them live in the mountains. Jaen is the largest ungarrisoned town in the province. Spies-" reported that Garcia was sick and had been compelled to hide there, and Lieuten ant Smith with Lieutenant Day and 40 cavalry, surrounded the town. Tbe spies led them directly to the house where Garcia was disguised as a peas ant, only a major and two servants be ing with him. They also were cap tured. Garcia commanded all the insurgents in Cential Luzon, several generals, in clnding Pio del Pilar and Mascardo, being under him. Ten Thousand Children. St. Louis, May 7. Ten thousand Sunday school children waving 10,000 American flags cheered and sang sacred and patriotic songs in honor of Admiral Dewey at tbe public reception at the exposition building today. The song service, which was the last of a series of luncheons and informal receptions that took np the time of Admiral Dewey and Mrs. Dewey from early in the day, took place this afternoon at a publio reception given in the big building, iu which four years ago President Mc Kinley was nominated, and was at tended by an audience that packed the edifice almost to suffocation." The Ashantees Fight. London, May 9. The colonial office has received the following dispatch from Sir Frederick Mitchell-Hodgson, governor and oommandeT-in-chief of Gold Coast colony, dated Knmassia, April 27: The situation, I regret to in form yon, has changed for the worse. On April 23, a force was sent to clear the rebel force to the eastward. Four members of the constabulary were killed and a large number of the rebels were killed or wounded. A St. Louis Strike. St. Louis, May 9. At 2 o'clock a mass meeting of the employes of the St. Louis Transit Company, without a dissenting vote, decided to go on a strike immediately. Twenty-six bun- j dred men participated in the meeting, j A Brooklyn barber was shaving a sleepy patron and found it difficult to do his work. "Lift up your bead, or I can't shave yon," he said. "Well, then, " was the response of the drowsy man. "ont my hair " I AGUINALDO IS ALIVE Young Reports That He Has Joined Tino's Band. FIGHTING IN SOUTHERN LUZON Recent Engagements With Rebels the Vlsayas Resulted in the Kill ing of 380 of Them. Manila, May 9. Telegrams received here from General Young report that Aguinaldo has rejoined the rebel Gen eral Tino, in the noith and that they have reassembled a considerable force In the mountains. General Young de sires to strike them before it rains, and isks for reinforcements. The tenor of the dispatch leads to the belief that General Young is confident Aguinaldo is with Tino, and it is presumed they are preparing to fight. A detachment of the Forty-seventh regiment met and routed a band of the snemy between Legaspi and Riago, province of Albay, April 15. Two Americans were killed and five wound ed, including two officers. The Fili pinos lost heavily. Tbe conditions around Legaspi and Sorsogon are re ported as considerably disturbed. The rebel attacks on the American garrison in visayan islands recently have resulted in the killing of 280 of the enemy and the wounding of two Americans. At daybreak, May 1, 400 1 i ia - r . ? . 1. -n reueis, tuo 01 mem armeu wita rines, attacked Catarman, in Northern Samar, in the vicinity of Catubig. Company F, of the Forty-third regiment, was garrisoned at the place. The enemy built trenches on the outside of the town during the night and fired volleys persistently from them, until the Americans charged them, scattering them, and killed 155 of the Filipinos. Two Americans were wounded. This attack was precipitated by the enemy's recent successful fight at Catubig. The garrison of 'Catarman has been removed to the seaport of Laguan. A force of Filipinos, estimated to number 200, armed with rifles and bolos, and operating four muzzle-load ing cannon, attacked Jaro, on Leyte Island, April 15, which place was gar risoned by men of company B, Forty third regiment, Lieutenant Estes com mading. Estes left 15 men to protect the town, and with the remaining 10 men he advanced on the enemy in two quads, sheltered by ridges south of the town, whence they stood off the Fili pinos for three houi s. Then 20 armed members of the local police force sallied out to help the Americans. The latter, with the police, charged the enemy and together they dispersed the Filipinos, and, after the fighting was over, buried 125 of them. There were no Americans killed. Russians and Chinese Clash. London, May 9. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the limes says: "Reports have reached here of serious friction between the Russians and Chinese in Manchuria on the Russian railway construction route. In one case a detachment oi 35 Chinese sol diers shot the Russian captain of 10 Cossacks, who were doing police duty. The Cossacks attacked and pursued the Chinese, cutting them down. The Russian government sent a complaint to Peking, demanding the punishment of the Chinese officials of the district. China complied. There have been sev eral murders and mutilations of Rus sian engineers by Chinese brigands." Embezzlement the Charge. New York, May 9. Charles F. Neely, who was arrested in Rochester, N. Y., Saturday night, while on his way to California, and brought back tc this city last night, refused to make any statement. He is charged with embezzling $36,000 from the postoffice department in Cnba. Neely was ap pointed from Indiana. He was ar raigned today and held in $10,000 bail for examination Wednesday. Being unable to secure bail, he was sent to Ludlow street jail. Late this after noon Neely secured the required bail and was released. Alleged Dynamiters' Trial. Welland. Ont., May 7. The trial of Bnllman, Nolan and Walsh, the alleged dynamiters, reopened here today. The first witness was W. C. Thompson, the canal engineer. He estimated the damage to the locks at from $1,000 to $1,500. He gave his opinion as to the effect if the locks had been blown out. The water, he said, would have swept down the Grand Trunk railway tracks, washed out the Merriton station and flooded the valley of Fifteen-Mile creek. William Wright positively identified Nolan as one of the two men who had been seen running away from the scene of the explosion. Seats for Newspaper Reporters. Philadelphia, May 9. The press committee of the National Republican convention announces under the reso lution of the National committee all applications for press seats from daily newspapers for men who will be actu ally engaged in reporting the conven tion must be in the hands of William L. McLean, chairman, courthouse, In dependence square, Philadelphia, by May 15. It wll be impossible to con sider applications received after that date. The Pullman Estate. Chicago, May 9. The final report of the executors of the estate of the late George M. Pullman is expected to be filed in the probate court this week. It is believed that the report will show that the estate, which amounted to something over $8,000,000 when the will was filed, has grown to $15,000, 000 under the administration of Robert T. Lincoln and Norman B. Ream, the executors. Tbe compensation of the executors for handling the estate will be more than $500,000.