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IMOV Katnb. July, 187.
GAZETTE Eitab, Dee., 1862.
Consolidated Fe. 1899.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
An Interest ins Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
in a Condensed Form.
General Brabant has occupied Lady
brand. More Christians have been massacred
north of Tien-Tain by the "boxers."
Kentucky Republicans indorsed the
administration of President McKinley.
Disease is causing the deaths of
many American soldiers in the Philip
pines. Filipinos reject civil marriage,
claiming it as no more than concu
binage. Boer peace envoys will be allowed tc
present their credentials at the state de
partment. Collector of Customs Ivey has with
drawn his resignation and will serve
out his term in Alaska.
F. P. Dengal, who eloped fro-u Pros
ser, Wash., with a Mrs. Brackenburg,
was arrested in Spokane.
There is a strong sentiment in favot
of Hepburn, of Iowa, for vice-presiden?
on the Republican ticket.
Manila editors and correspondents
protest against the press censorship.
Many papers are shutting up shop.
Fonr persons perished in the fire in
the Hotel Helena, in Chicago. Guests
were forced to jump from windows.
Elijah Moore, aged 19, who murdered
Rev. Jesse Moore, his father, at Dex
ter, Mo., November 1 last, was ex
ecuted. Americans in Yucatan lose contract:
on electric and bridge work through
being underbid by Englishmen and
Fire destroyed the works of the Can
ada Cycle & Motor Company of St.
Catherines, Out., causing a loss of half
a million dollars.
Columbian rebels threaten Panama,
great excitement prevails in that city
and United States vessels have been
ordered to the scene.
An alleged nobleman, charged with
forgery, in .a Victoria, B. C, court,
swallowed glass dnring the trial and
will die. His name was Elliott.
A factory is now constructing at
Oorvallis to manufacture many articles
of hardware, thus utilizing valuable
timber that has been going to waste.
Webster Davis was called upon to
speak at the Missouii Republican con
vention, but a debate on the question
of appointing a committee to escort
him to the stage came near disrupting
the convention.
Secretary Gage, in response to an in
quiry from the house of representatives
as to the extent of the influx of Jap
anese, has submitted a letter from im
migration Commissionei Powderly,
stating thrat the arrivals for the nine
months ending March 31, last, were
General Buller occupied Dundee.
Senator Clark, of Montana, has re
signed. President Steyn's brother captured
by General Buller.
Great rush is on from Dawson to gold
diggings of the Koyokuk.
There is no hope of action by the sen
ate on the Nicaragua canal bill this
Germany is seizing Congo Free State
territory, and now occupies about 3,000
square miles.
Senator Jones, of Nevada, introduced
a bill making it a crime for railroads
to blacklist employes.
The United States court of appeals
holds that a boycott is malicious inter
ference with business.
London papers want to ostracise
Richard Croker in revenge for the posi
tion Tammany has taken in the Boer
Democrats complain of Kansas City
hotel men. They object to paying five
dollars per day for a bed in a room with
four others.
President J. J. Hill paid $140,000
for a Spokane flour mill in order to get
an entrance to the city for the Great
Porto Rico and Hawaii will send
delegates to the Democratic national
convention. Each island will be ac
corded six delegates.
The grandstand, famous glass betting
ring and all the buildings of the race
track at Clifton, N. J., were entirely
destroyed by fire, with a loss of $100,
000. The fire was the work of incen
diaries. Assistant Attorney -General Boyd baa
rendered a decision in the case of ex
press companies, in wbich he holda
they are not liable to taxes as brokers,
by reason of their issuing money orders
and travelers' checks.
An American laundry plant has been
exported to China.
Over $5,000,000 capital is invested
in this country in the manufacture of
playing cards.
Coal is worked so easily in China
that in Shansi it sells for 13 cents per
ton at the mines.
David T. Haraden, who died a few
days ago at Roxbnry, Mass., had been
76 years in the service of one firm of
No new plague cases have been dis
covered in San Francisco.
Fritz Meyer, a murderer, was put to
death in the electric chair at Sing Sing.
An Ohio statesman shot and killed
his wife accidentally by taking her for
a rat.
Chicago is afraid of the plague.
Coffee from an infected vessel fonnd its
way into the city.
Russell A. Alger says the statement
that he had invested in recent Cuban
enterprises is a lie.
The United States supreme court de
cided the Kentucky governorship case
in favor of Governor Beckham.
A bill to prevent interstate commerce
in convict made goods was passed in
the senate without division.
Chinatown of Portland is to be
cleaned up to prevent the possible
propagation of bubonic plague.
Two workmen were killed and 54
injured at a strikers' riot in Berlin.
One hundred and three arrests were
Mataofka, one of the Samoan chiefs,
thinks he has been treated shabbily by
Germany, and a revolt may occur at
any time.
Filipinos lost 52 men killed in an
engagement at Agusan, in Cagyan
province. American loss, two killed
and three wounded.
Two cars of kerosene were blown up,
a car of bicycles smashed by a collision
on the Northern Pacific which occuired
about nine miles east of Spokane.
The postmaster general has suspended
Director-General of Post Rathbone and
appointed Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General Brystow as acting director
general of post in Cuba.
The Lodge amendment to the post
office appropriation bill continuing the
pneumatic service in cities where con
tracts have been made and appropriat
ing $225,000 for the same was adopted
by the senate, 38 to 20.
The Russian embassy has considera
bly perturbed governmental and diplo
matic circles at Constantinople by in
viting the immediate attention of the
porte to the deplorable situation oi
many districts of Armenia, resulting
from brutal methods of collecting taxes
and from persecutions.
Rev. Dr. Edwin A. Schell, of Chi
cago, has filed a declaration in a suit
for $25,000 da-nages against Rev. Dr.
Charles Parkhurst, Rev. Henry C. Jen
nings, and Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Berry.
Dr. Schell was formerly the general
secretary of the Epworth League. He
charges the defendants with entering
into a conspiracy to injure his reputa
tion, thereby forcing him to resign his
official position.
London is enthusiastic over the relief
of Mafeking.
British forces under Lord Dun Donald
have advanced as far as Laing's Nek.
Fire destroyed the main portion oi
St. Mary's school at Belmont, S. C.
Loss is estimated at $200,000.
William H. Hunt, of Montana, has
been selected to be secretary of state
lor the island of Puerto Rico.
Street-car strikers of St. Louis are
restrained from interfering with mail
cars by a temporary injunction.
Texas has declared a quarantine
against San Francisco on account of the
prevalence of plague in that city.
Fenian sympathizers with the Boers
made an attempt to blow up the Brit
ish fortifications at Esquimau, B. O.
Congressman George B. McCIellan,
son of "Little Mac, " the federal gen
eral, is being urged as a running mate
for Bryan.
Washington Democrats in convention
at Spokane, indorsed Bryan for presi
dent, James Hamilton Lewis for vice-
The Boers announce they will defend
Johannesberg, and the consuls of the
neutral powers have been advised to
look after their citizens.
Owners of Chicago breweries have
defied the city ordinance requiring
them to pay $500 license fee the first
day of May each year.
American warships are leaving
Manila for Chinese ports to escape the
hot weather which comes to that city
every April, May and June.
In the coast towns of Colima and
Jolisco, Mexico, an earthquake caused
houses to be submerged, boats swamped
and several natives to drown.
The statue of General Grant, pre
sented by the G. A. R. to the nation, '
was nnveiled in the great rotunda of
the oapitol with impressive ceremonies.
In the senate, the proposition relat-'
ing to the tarnsportation of mail by '
the pneumatic tube system, was laid
on the table by a vote of 32 to 16.
A work train on the Guadalajara
branch of the Mexican Central road
ran into an obstruction, wrecking the
engine and a number of cars and kill
ing 11 men.
Assistant Surgeon A. S. Lloyd, of
the United States marine hospital ser
vice at Chicago, has been ordered to
San Francisco to assist in the work of
prevention of the spread of the bubonic
Governor Roosevelt has signed the
bill compelling provision of seats for
waitresses in New York restaurants.
Average wages in Germany: House
maids, $2.38 a month; laborers, $3.14
a week; carpenters, $5 a week.
Minneapolis has established and
maintained for a year three public play
grounds for children at a cost of $300.
New York ball, players saved persons
in a burning building by catching them
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Boer Forces Withdrew From
the Invertment.
Bailer Occupies Newcastle, In Northern
End of Natal, the Federals Retreat
ing Through the Passes.
Pretoria, May 21. It was officially
announced today that when the laagers
and forts around Mafeking hud been
severely bombarded the siege was aban
doned. London, May 21. From the mention
of ln-.i(TArw in t.hn Ptfltnrft rlifmatch. it
is understood here that prior to the
raising of the siege ot MaieKing, tue
Boer laagers around that place were
vigorously bombarded by the British
relief column and the burgbors practi
cally compelled to abandon the siege.
Buller Takes Newcastle.
Lonion, May 21. General Buller,
in a dispatch to the war office, dated
Newcastle, May 21, says:
"Newcastle was occupied last night,
and today the whole Second division
and the Third cavalry brigade will be
concentrated here. I have sent the
mounted force through Nqutu to expel
a small force of the enemy and to re
assure the natives. The enemy have
burned the chapel, broken much glass,
plundered many houses and taken cash
from the banks, but otherwise they
have not done much barm. The rail
way is badly damaged, the Ingagane
and Nkader bridges are destroyed, as
are many culverts and the pumping
station and water works. Of the 7.000
men flying before us, about 1,000 seem
to have gone to Wakkerstrom and some
by Muller's Pass to the Free State.
The remainder, who are described e
disorganized rabble, have gone north
and thev intend to make a stand at
Laing's Nek."
British at Christiana.
Pretoria, May 21. President Steyn,
who arrived here Wednesday and has
been in close conference with the
Transvaal authorities, left for the Free
State last night. Addressing a crowd
on the platform, he urged them to be
of good cheer.
It is reported that 5,000 British
troops have surrounded Christiana, and
the landrost and other offi ials hare
been taken prisoners.
James Milne, the correspndent of the
Reuter Telegram Company, who has
been prisoner here, was liberated and
escorted to the border this morning.
Governor Smith Appoints a Senator to
Fill Vacancy.
Butte, Mont., May 21. Governor
Smith today sent diepatches from here
to Senator W. A. Clark, Senator Chand
ler, chairman of the committee on
privileges and elections, and Senator
Ftye, president of the senate, saying he
had disregarded and revoked the action
of Lieutenant-Governor Spriggs in nam
ing Mr. Clark to succeed to the vacancy
caused by his own resignation, and
saying he had named Martin Maginnis,
of Helena, to fill the vacancy. The
governor gives as his reasons his opinion
that the appointment of Mr. Clark by
the lieutenant-governor was tainted by
collusion and fraud. The dispatches
are practically the same, that to Mr.
Clark reading:
. "I have this day disregarded and re
voked your appointment as United
States senator, made by Lieutenant
Governor Spriggs on the 15th inst., as
being tainted with collusion and fraud,
and have this day appointed Hon.
Martin Maginnis United States senator
to fill the vacancy caused by your resig
Those to Frye and Chandler are of
the same tenor, notifying them of his
action. The governor also sent a
formal protest to Chandler, detailing
his reasons. He has also issued an
open letter to the people of the state,
denying he had any knowledge of the
contemplated step when he left Mon
tana for California. He says he went
to California at the request of Thomas
R. Hinds to look into the title of some
mining property in which Miles Finlen
was interested. He owed Finlen
$2,000, and thought by going he might
earn a fee that would be applied on the
indebtedness. "I shall prove by my
conduct in the future," he concludes,
"that I was not guilty of any wrong
doing or any idea of wrong."
Miles Finlen is one of the Democrats
in the legislature who voted against
Clark. Martin Maginnis was delegate
in congress for the territory, and, with
Clark, a Democratic contestant for sen
atorial honors when Montana became a
Tagal Guerilla Warfare.
Yokohama, May 6, via Victoria, B.
C, May 19. The United States trans
port Thomas arrived unexpectedly from
Manila Saturday last. Returning offi
cers and men of the army disagree with
the optimistic views of the Philippine
situation lately held by the press and
the public. Everything seems to point
to a long and devastating guerrilla war
fare, and altogether the outlook is not
A Memphis Tragedy.
Memphis, May 21. At an early hour
I this morning the bodies of Henry
Reicbman, of Memphis, and Mrs. Lily
Badakin, wife of a newspaper man of
I Forest City, Ark., were found in the
' woman's apartment on Jefferson ave
nue. Reichman bad been shot six
times, whlie the woman's body received
one bullet. The affair is shrouded in
mystery. No weapon was fonnd about
the premises, and it is believed to be a
case of murder
By a Word Being- Omitted in a Gov
ernment Treaty With France.
New York, May 21. A decision
just rendered by Judge Townsend, who
is hearing in the United States circuit
court the appeals from the decision of
the board of general appraisers, under
the customs administration act, lessens
the duties on French brandies and
liquors 50 cents a gallon, and in tbe
particular suit which was brought by
George S. Nicholas, an importer, takes
$45,000 out of the treasury of the gov
Nicholas, on June 10, 1898, received
from France 80,000 gallons of the cor
dial known as "Chartreuse." Col
lector Bidwell assessed the duty on
this importation at $2.25 per gallon.
The importer appealed to the board of
general appraisers, and they affirmed
the collector's action. Then the mat
ter was brought into the circuit court
and, when the hearing came up, coun
sel for Nicholas insisted that under the
new treaty with France, made in
1898, a year later than the passage of
the tariff under which the appraise
ment had been made, the duty should
have been only $1.75 per gallon.
Copies of the treaties made between
France and the United States were pro
duced as evidence, and in the French
copy the word "liquers" appears
while from the American copy the
word "liquors" is missing. This deci
sion is in favor of the importers, and if
it holds, means a loss of many million
dollars to the government annually.
His Latest Proclamation to the In
surgents. Manila, May 21. A proclamation
purporting to have been issued by
Aguinaldo and dated May 4, from
Pollilo island, one of the Philippine
group east of Luzon, is circulating in
Manila. It says the commission ap
pointed by President McKinley was
appointed without the authority of con
gress, and hence it cannot treat official
ly. It urges the Filipinos not to sur
render their arms at the instigation of
the commission and on promises which
congress may not ratify, and also urges
the Filipinos to enthusastically wel
come the commission when it arrives in
the towns and provinces, asking boldly
for the form of government they most
desire, as the Americans permit of free
dom of speech. The proclamation
closes with asking the Filipinos to
strive for liberty and independence and
again warns them against deception.
In the Catarma district about 500 of
the enemy attacked a portion of the
Forty-third regiment. The Americans
killed 203 of the rebels. , Only three
Americans were wounded.
Major John C. Gilmore and 100 men
of the Forty-third regiment were am
bushed May 6 near Pambugan, Samar.
Seventy-five of the enemy were killed
and there were no American casualties.
The transpoit Lennox has returned
here after landing four troops of tne
Eleventh cavalry to reinforce Colonel
J. F. Bell. Two troops, Major Sime
commanding, were landed at Legaspi
and proceeded across the country to
strengthen the garrison at Liago. They
found numerous entrenchments manned
by insurgents between the towns, and
were two days on their way. Their
only loss was three horses. The officers
report the' killed 40 insurgents, but
the natives declare 80 were killed.
Panama Canal Plot.
Washington, May 21. Soon aftei
the senate convened today, Morgan
(Dem. Ala.), chairman of the com mittes
on inter-oceanic canals, offered a reso
lution directing the committee to mak
an investigation, sweeping in its char
acter, of the dealings of individuals or
corporations with a view to monopoliz
ing a ship canal at Panama or in Nic
aragua, and whether the individuals oi
corporations propose to obstruct the
United States in the construction of an
isthmian canal. Morgan stated that
tbe object of the inquiry proposed is to
enable the president of the United
States to check and destroy a conspiracy
founded on fraud, corruption and ar
rogance, against the highest rights and
privileges of the people and government
of the United States.
Explosion in a Boarding; Blouse.
Chicago, May 21. Twenty persons
at the dinner table in Mrs. Anna
Smith's boarding house were startled
last night when, following an explosion
in the kitchen, the proprietress of the
place ran into the dining room wrapped
in a sheet of flame. The guests started
to her rescue, but when the door into
the cooking room was thrown open, it
was fonnd to be in flames also and they
retreated in fear. Two other persons
were burned during the fire, which
originated from the explosion of a kero
sene can. The injured are: Mrs.
Anna Smith, face, hands and body
severely burned, taken to the hospital,
will die; Lee Leahy, asleep on a couch
in kitchen when the explosion occurred,
hands, shoulders and face severely
burned, may die; Edward Leahy,
burned and hair singed while rescuing
Mrs. Smith from the burning room.
Nordlund'a Horrible Crime.
Stockholm, May 21. A dispatch re
ceived today from Eskilstavana says
that Philip Nordlnnd, who was arrest
ed there, has now fully confessed that
he deliberately planned the crime he
commmitted on board the steamer
Prinz Carl, on Wednesday night, when
he murdered seven men and a woman.
Grand Vizier of Morocco Dead.
Tangier, Morocco, May 21. The
grand vizier, Ahmed Ben Mussa, died
Sunday, May 13. A convulsion in in
ternal affairs is threatened, but it is
believed Germany, Italy and Great
Britain have agreed to maintain the
status quo, so it is hoped the threatened
anaichy will be averted.
Tacoma, May 21. William Patter
son, a waiter, fell from a window in
the Lexington hotel last night and later
died from his injuries.
Kruger's Message to
Prime Minister.
Authentic News Reported to Have Been
Received From Mafeking Kiot
ous Demonstrations.
London, May 22. Displayed in the
most conspicuous style in the Daily
Express, is the dominant war news of
the morning:
"We have the best reason for stating
that in the last 24 hours a telegram
has been received at the foreign office,
addressed personally to the prime min
ister, from President Kruger, proposing
terms of peace. The exact terms of
the message cannot be stated; but we
believe it is coached in an exceedingly
humble strain."
It is inconceivable, of course, that
Lord Salisbury can have sent any reply
except the one that stands ready on the
lip of every Briton unconditional sur
render. Authentic News of Mafeking.
An extraordinary issue of the Gazette
at Cape Town announces that in conse
quence of what is believed to be authen
tic news of the relief of Mafeking, Sir
Alfred Milner will close the public
offices today.
The boisterous rejoicings over the
news of Mafeking have become riotous
in parts of London, Aberdeen and Bel
fast, and elsewhere in the United King
dom. In the Finschley district of
suburban London, a mob stoned the
railway station master's house and
smashed the windows of a draper's
shop, setting the building on fire also,
although whether by accident or design
it is not yet known. Two clerks were
injured. The house of a Boer sympa
thizer at Harleston vas attacked by a
large mob and the windows were shat
tered. The police charged the mob and
were greeted with a shower of decayed
eggs. Numerous arrests were made
and the police reserves were called ont.
Chinese Passengers to Be Detained at
Astoria, May 22. For the first time
in the history of thib port a quarantine
has been established here against ves
sels arriving from San Francisco. This
relates particularly to Chinese passen
gers, as thus far all others have been
allowed to pass. Both State Health
Officer Fulton and Quarantine Officer
Hastings have received official notifica
tion of the existence of the plague at
the bay city, and, while the latter has
received no instructions from the de
partment to establish an inter-state
quarantine he deems strict precautions
necessary to guard against tht possible
introduction of the disease here, and,
together with the state health officer,
will inspect all incoming vessels from
that port and isolate all the Chinsese
The first vessel affected by the new
regulations was the O. R. & N. steamer
Columbia, whicb arrived here this
morning. She was detained in the
quarantine grounds until a thorough
inspection was made and then allowed
to come to the dock. Two Chinese
passengers were, however, taken to the
government quarantine station, where
their baggage will be fumigated, and
they will be held for about 10 days.
Railroads in .Nome District.
San Francisco, May 21. Articles of
incorporation of the Nome Railroad
Company have been filed. The com
pany propose to have a main line four
miles long with a branch line two and a
half miles long. The incorporators
are C. D. Lane, E. J. Cutchen, C. X.
Willard, P. J. Miller and F. W.
Wynn. The capital stock is $100,000.
The road will run from Nome toward
Anvil creek in Alaska.
Tbe same persons have incorporated
the Wild Goose Railway Company,
with $100,000 a capital stock to operate
4J- miles of road from tbe shores of
Behring sea near Nome, towards Anvil
creek, with a branch line miles
Molineuz as a Consoler.
New York, May 22. Roland B.
Molinenx did his utmost today to con
sole Fritz Meyer, who, in an adjoining
cell in the condemned men's quarters
in Sing Sing prison, was looking for
ward to the occupation of the electric
chair tomorrow for the murder of
Policeman Frederick Smith. General
Molinenx visited his son on Saturday
and told him to be brave during Meyer's
An Insurgent Ambush.
Manila, May 22. Five hundred in
surgents, half of whom were armed
with rifles, ambushed 80 scouts of the
Fortieth volunteer infantry in the hills
near Aqnasan, in the northern part of
Mindanao. The Americans routed the
natives, killing 51. The American
casualites were two killed and three
Judge W. C. Hook of the United
States district court at Topeka, Kan.,
decided that the section of the law pro
hibiting people from coming into the
state and taking orders for liquors is
unconstitutional .
Coal -Miners Fatal Quarrel.
Memphis. May 22. Edward Whit
tington and Dennis Brogan, coal min
ers, entered the lunch house of T. F.
McKenna and became involved in a
quairel, dnring wbich Whittington
was shot by Mrs. McKenna, and
Brogan was fatally wounded.
Return of the Philadelphia.
San Francisco, May 21. The cruiser
Philadelphia arrived today from San
Juan del Sur, after a cruise in South
American and Central American watery
Nome Business Kcltpses the Klondike
Stampede of 1898.
Seattle, May 21. In point of num
ber of passengers and tons of freight
Seattle's Nome business eclipses the
memorable Klondike stampede of 1898.
Snob scenes as were witnessed on the
water front for the entire week, are a
revelation even to those who were in
Seattle at the time of the Klondike
stampede. Then an occasional steamer
departed for the north; now the daily
sailings nnmber from one to five.
The Post-Intelligencer recently pub
lished what was believed to be a con
servative estimate of the nnmber of
people that would go north on Seattle's
various steamers. Transportation men
are now a unit in saying that the esti
mate was too conservative; that at
least 3,000 more than was shown by
the Post-Intelligencer's figures will
join in the rush, for the reason that
many steamships have been engaged
for that run that were not scheduled at
the time the figures were compiled.
The boats are taxed to their utmost ca
pacity, and there are hundreds of peo
ple leaving daily who have only
"deck" accommodations.
The present aggregation of fortune
hunters is for the main part made up
of miners, men practical and experi
enced in the affairs of gold digging.
They appear to know what they are go
ing north for.
Coloiado and Montana, both mining
states, have contributed a greater num
ber to the Nome movement than any
other two states. The state of Wash
ington, perhaps, is sending as many as
either, and California is not far behind.
The four states have contributed more
Nome fortune seekers than all the rest
of the Union.
It is estimated that the Cripple
Creek mining district alone is .furnish
ing fully 1,000 people. Leadville,
Denver, Butte, Anaconda and San Fran
cisco are each contributing large dele
gations. But Seattle is supplying
more than any one of the cities named.
Exodus From Portland.
Portland, May 21. This is the week
for the first sailings from Portland foi
Nome. Three immense cargoes o)
freight and passengers have attracted
general attention. The steamers Elder
and Nome City, also the big freight
boat Dispatch were the first to get
away, all loaded to their complete ca
pacity with freight and passengers
Most of the early birds for Nome went
with outfits large enongh to provide for
a year, but some were noticed that had
barely enough to last until the boats
get through.
Portland merchants report a good
business for Nome travelers for several
weeks, but sales have been heaviest
during the past ten days. The crowd
of passengers contained men of great
mining experience and men who could
not tell gold from corn meal. One
crowd of nearly 50 hardy miners from
Idaho had a portion of the Elder tc
The steamboat companies have con
fidence that everything will go well
with the boats during their first trip.
Ice and cold weather are expected, but
not to a disastrous or even annoying
degree. Two round trips are planned
for the Elder and Nome City this
Not over 1,000 people left Portland
on the first trip of these steamers, but
several hundred went from here to
Tacoma and Seattle for sailing.
Tacoina's Cape Nome Traffic.
Tacoma, May 21. With the sailings
booked for the first three days of this
week, 11 steamers have departed from
here to Nome, carrying more than 4,000
people and enormous quantities of pro
visions, machinery and live stock.
The Senator was the first boat to start,
last Saturday, with 500 people. She
was followed Sunday by the Olympia,
Alliance and Lakme. Those three
boats bad 1,000 men aboard. The
whole city watched the vessels sail,
and there was great excitement along
the wharves for day and night, begin
ning long before the first steamer got
The first Nome fleet has all got away,
and the next sailings, which may be
the last this season, will likely occui
in about 10 weeks.
Section of Idaho That May Take oi
New Life Before Long.
Delta, Idaho, May 21. Placer min
ing along Beaver creek, in Shoshone
county, is being talked of again. Sev
eral miles of tbe creek remain unpios
pected. Water has prevented reaching
bed rock at about 15 feet. High bars
along the creek yield some gold, also
the gulches. Trail gulch, above Delta,
has produced over half a million in
placer gold. After being worked 6
years, the old Myrtle claim still pays
well. There are many placers that
would yield several dollars a day, but
some would yield much less. A. J.
Prichard, who discovered the camp,
talks of organizing a company to oper
ate a large placer mining camp plant
along the creek.
Oregon Mining Companies.
Salem, Or., May 21. A million' dol
lar mining company was incorporated
this week, a Baker City institution
called the Gold Standard Mining and
Milling Comtianv. Offices will be
maintained in New York and Baker
City. The smallest company started
was for $2,000, by Portland men.
Enormous Enterprises Started by Wash
ington Stock Companies.
Olympia, Wash., May 21. Mining
companies having almost $3,000,000
capital stock filed articles of incorpora
tion last week. Two of the million
dollar companies are the Cascade Cop
per Company, of Tacoma, and the Beh
ring Straits Mining Company, of Seat
tle. In fact, most of the new com
panies that are now ready to sell stock
are Seattle off shoots that expect to
reap a harvest in the Nome excitement.
Boer Delegates Will Not Be
Admitted to Senate Floor.
The House Passed the Eight-Hour Bill)
Also Bill Prohibiting Traffic la
Convict Made Goods.
Washington, May 23. A pyrotechnio
discussion of the status of the Boer
commissioners now in Washington was
precipitated in the senate today by a
resolution offered by Allen extending
to tbe commissioners tbe privileges of
the floor of the senate during their so
journ in the national capital. Tbe
resolution was defeated by a vote of 36
to 21, but not until after a sharp con
troversy between its author and Davis,
chairman of the committee on foreign
relations. Allen maintained that tbe
resolution was in line with precedents,
while Davis contended that in the par
ticular circumstances the senate ought
not to take any action that might be
considered a recognition of the Boer
diplomats until the president, who
alone had the power to receive diplo
matic representatives, had taken action.
The postoffice appropriation bill was
passed finally, the amendment to ap
propriate $225,000 to carry out the ex
isting contracts for the pneumatic tube
service being agreed to. An effort was
made by Morgan to displace the Spoon
er Philippine bill with the Nicaragua
canal bill, as the unfinished business,
but it failed by a vote of 21 to 28.
The house today, under suspension
of the rules, passed two important bills
reported by the committee on labor
one to extend the eight-hour law to all
laborers employed under contract on
government work and the other to pro
hibit inter-state traffic in prison made
goods by bringing them under the jur
isdiction of the police powers of the
state. The former bill is designed to
carry the law of 1892 to its conclusion.
The convict labor bill caused some
sharp inquiries from members from
southern states, where prison labor is
employed in the fields and in the mines,
but upon assurances that it would not
interfere with the production of coal,
cotton or lumber, the opposition was
not pressed.
Kentucky Governorship Case Decided
In Favor of Beckham.
Washington, May 23. The United
States supreme court today decided
that the Kentucky governorship case in
favor of Governor Beckham, dismissing
the writ of error from the Kentucky
court of appeals. The opinion was
handed down by Chief Justice Fuller,
and a vigorous dissenting opinion was
delivered by Justice Harian. Justices
Brewer, Brown and McKenna also dis
sented from portions of the opinion.
The case was dismissed from want
of jurisdiction, it being held that de
termination of cases of this character
and all contests for state officers must
necessarily be settled by the political
branch of the government. That
branch had acted in the Kentucky case
when the general assembly took juris
diction. There was no appeal from the
assembly's decision, which was favor
able to Goebel and Beckham, except to
the tribunal of the people, which tri
bunal, the chief justice said, was
always in session. He also said tbe
case was purely a state case that Ken
tucky was in full possession of its facul
ties, as a member of the union, and
there was no emergency which called
for interference.
In a Fit of Jealousy.
Hood River. Or., May 23. Miss Ida
Foss, a school teacher, about 25 years
of age, was shot and instantly killed
Sunday evening by Benjamin Wagnitz.
Miss Foss taught school at Trout Lake,
across the river in Washington, and
boarded in the home of Wagnitz, who
was paying some attention to her. In
a fit of angei and jealousy he attempted
to stab her, and afterward, while fol
lowing her in the yard, shot her with a
rifle. After seeing what he had done
he expressed great sorrow, and
although having but one arm, he car
ried her into the house and covered hex
with a blanket. He then went out
leaned against the rifle, with a foot-rule
pulled the trigger, and fell dead.
Negro Shot Wife and Two Girls.
Pueblo, Colo., May 22. Frenzied by
a jealous quarrel with his wife, Calvin
Kimblern (colored), formerly a cor
poral in company M, Twenty-fifth
United States infantry, this morning
shot his wife twice, once in the abdomen
and once in the neck, and then deliber
ately put the revolver to the heads oi
13-year-old Ethel Straussen and 11-year-old
Jessie Skaggs and fired, killing
the latter instantly, the other girl liv
ing for some hours. The couple were
employed at the Fries Orphan Home,
of which the dead children were in
mates. Kimblern murdered the two
girls because they had told his wife
that be had said he wished sue would
go away and never come back.
More than 100,000 acres of peat are
said to be still available in the Canadi
an province of Ontario.
Young Professor Murdered.
Philadelphia, May 22. Professor R.
W. white, zs years oiu, an instructor
in the law department of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, was struck down
and brutally murdered last night. He
left the university at 10 o'clock last
night to board a train for German
town. Shortly before 11 o'clock he
was found in an unfrequented part of
Thirty-second street. His skull had
been crushed, evidently by an iron bar.
He died in the hospital this morning
without regaining consciousness.
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