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CORVALLIS GAZETTE. WEEKLY. I U Kvtab. July. 1S97. GAZETTE: Estab. Dec, 1802. Consolidated Feb. 1899. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1900. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 32. EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of tte Telegraphic News of thf. World. TERSK TICKS FRO JriE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Items Frnm he Two Hemispheres Pres Mit . in ji Cor'IonHei'- 'V.'m- Chinese soldiers are killing the Box ers. Belgium proposes to send an expedi tionary corps to China. Civil govenrment has been establish ed in Vigan, Luzon. China has appealed to France to use her good offices with the powers. Desolation and ruin in Tien Tsin. Pigs and dogs are eating the bodies of dead Chinamen. A mob in New Orleans killed three negroes and wounded several others. The police prevented a lynching. An explosion and fire in a collar factory at Chicago, caused the death of fonr women, and five others were in jured. Colombian rebels are fighting hard for the possession of Panama. Heavy artillery fire is being directed against the city. Pants makers of New York City have struck for shorter hours and an. inrcease in wages. Five thousand are Involved. A passenger train on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois railway was wrecked near Benton, 111., killing one man and injuring 25. The Boers have evacuated all their positions and are retreating northward to Lydenburg. Many burghers are anxious to see peace come. At Truckee, GaL, a faro bank in the rear of a saloon was robbed by two masked men, who covered five players with revolvers and secured $750 The admirals, it is said have decided that an advance on Pekin cannot he made with less than 60,000 men. About half that number have been landed. Senator Clark, of Montana, says hit credentials have been prononnced good by the best constitutional lawyer of th country, and he expects to be seated in the senate. Li Hung Chang assures the French consul at Shanghai that Minister Pi chon is alive, and he will transmit a message to him requesting an answer within five days. The navy department is preparing for eventualties by fitting out trans ports to carry coal and stores to the Heet in Chinese waters. Army troops aie hurrying from various posts throughout the country to the Pacific seaboard. Peace reigns in Venezuela. Colombian revoltuionists have cap tured Panama. Honolulu Chinese will ask powers tc restore Emperor Kwang Sai. ".Aunt Mary" Walling, a pioneer, died at Amity, Or., aged 82 years. There was a stampede from Juneau to the new placer diggings on Glacier bay. Militiamen have been called ont to quell the striking fishermen on Fraser river, B. C. A family of six went bathing in a shallow lake near Ventura, Cal., and only one lives. . The brigadier-generals who will serve nnder Chaffee are Grant, Barry and Wilson. D. Alexander, a prominent business man of New Watcom, Wash., met death by asphyxiation. Four out of a party of five prospect ors lost their lives as a result of a terri ble trip to the head waters of the Stew art river, in the Klondike. The Kumassi relief column has re turned to Fumsu, bringing the defend ers of the town. The besieged were on the point of giving up when rescued. Turkey is considering the subject of eending a force to China to co-operate with the powers. The Sultan is great ly affected by the barbarous acts of the Chinese. The Gaynor-Greene hearing developed the fact that Captain Oberlin M. Carter made heavy purchases of bonds while in charge of government work in Sa vannah haibor. Two fatalities at Tacoma. Coal passer on transport Rosecrans fell through a trestle and drowned and a student at Vashon college instantly killed while felling a tree. Famine threatens the city of Tien Tsin. Hundreds of thousands of Chi namen are leaving their homes in the districts where fighting is going on without means of support. Harry Arinott, locator and part owner of the Little Annie group of mines in the Big Bug district, Arizona, has committed suicide at Prescott by taking strychnine. Despondency due to ill health was the cause. The United States court of claims has jnst settled a case 102 years old. New York's Masonic grand lodge has jurisdiction over more than 102,000 members. The prince of Wales is credited with the ambition of anonymously owning and editing a newspaper. The League of American Mothers has issued a call for a national convention to be held in Chicago August 1, 2. 3 and 4. LAIfcR NEWS. The weakness of tne monsoon causes anxiety in famine-stricken India. Many Boers are surrendering and the Free State army will soon be a thing of the past. Twelve; persons were drowned and 3,000 made homeless by inundations caused by rains in Chile. Bressi, the assassin of King Hum bert, worked in a silk mill at Paterson, N. J., until May of this year. The Populists are planning to have their main campaign headquarters at Lincoln, Neb., with a branch at Chi cago. United States Senator Wellington, Republican, of Maryland, announces that he will oppose the re-election of President McKinley. Italy deeply mourns the assassina tion of King Humbert, but the situa tion is quiet, and no disturbance will attend the accession of the new king. Every fisherman on Fraser river, with the exception of 700 men of the white fishermen's union at Steveston, started to work and the strike is prac tically broken. Russian soldiers in Manchuria have been attacked by Chinese troops and driven southward from' Mukden. Box ers have appeared in several towns, and are inciting the inhabitants to re volt. After a conference with Chairman Hanna, yesterday, Governor Roosevelt said he would be a private citizen dur ing August, and that he had made no definite arrangements for the later months of the campaign. Caleb Powers, on trial foi the mur der of Governor Goebel, of Kentucky, testified that the object in bringing mountain men to the state capital was to show their interest in affairs, and not to intimidate the legislature or the election board. The commissioner of internal revenue at Washington has issued a circular prohibiting the use of manufacturers of cigars, cigarettes or tobacco, when put in statutory packages, of labels containing "any promise of, offer of or any order or certificate foi any gift, prize, premium, payment or reward." A cablegram from United States Consul Fowler, at Chee Foo, says that the American, German, British,' Rus sian and half the French and Japanese legations were defended July 22. It is not doubted that the ministers at Pekin were alive on that date. The state department hopes to have early communication with Minister Conger. England has received a cable dispatch from her minister. New Orleans has quieted down after the race riots. King Humbert of Italy, was assassin ated at Monza. Christian Dewet has offered to sur render conditionally. Thirty miners were entombed by fire in a Mexican mine. France fears a possible coalition be tween Japan and China. General Otis justifies the killing ol 89 Filipino bandits in Mindanao. Speculation in Wall street is checked by possibility of money stringency. A Wisconsin syndicate has bought 10 000 acres of timber land in Idaho. A London paper makes serious charges against New York immigration officials. Plans are on foot to establish a gen eral transportation at Governor's Island. National quarantine has been de clared against Cape Nome and Dutch Harbor. An "astounding American intrigue" is alleged to have been discovered in Shanghai. .. A Kansas stockman is "wanted' for extensive fraud in disposing of second mortgages. Boei General Prinsloo, with 5,000 men, surrendered unconditionally to the British. Lady Randolph Churchill was mar ried to Lieutenant George Cornwallis West in London. Ex-Director of Posts Rathbone was arrested at Havana for the misuse of government money. A railroad bridge was burned in Baker county, Oregon, and caught an excursion train out. Senator Clark acknowledges that be contributed a large sum to the Demo cratic campaign fund. German papers condemn Emperor William's instructions to his troops to give no quarter in China. Yuan, the governor of Shan Tung, assures Consul Fowler at Che Foo that the ministers were alive July 24. Shong says General Tung Guh Sang threatens to kill all members of the legations if the allies advance upon Pekin. Ten persons were injured, two or more fatally, by premature explosion of a cannon at the Illinois encampment of National guards. A missionary who started for Pekin got as far as the walls of the city, nut was stopped by Tartar troops. He learned nothing of the foreigners' fate. Dr. Pigg, of southwest Missouri, has succeeded in having his name changed to Peak, with the assistance of the cir cuit court. Buffalo county, Neb., boasts the largest alfalfa field in the world. It is from one-half to two miles wide and eight miles long. Dr. G. R. Wieland, of Yale, found a turtle in the black hills that lived millions of years ago, which proves that the region was once an ocean. FLIGHT OF THE BOERS French Comes Up With Rear of the Dutch Army. IT IS IN DISORGANIZED RETREAT Staking; fur the Mountains In the Ley denbura; District Bethlehem Boers Hemmed In. London, July 30. The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts: "French and Hutton continued their pursuit on July 26. The former crossed Oliphante' river, and from the high ground on the east bank be could see Middleburg and the enemy retiring in great disorder. The main road north was blocked for several miles with horsemen and wagons. The enemy's rear was then seven miies north. Mounted forces were still west of the river. Night was closing in; the rain was falling in torrents, ana so it was impossilbe to follow. The night was terrible. In addition to the rain a strong east wind made the bivouao most uncomfortalbe. One officer, I reget to say, died of expose, and the mortality among the mules and oxen was great. The men made light of the hardships, and were in famous spirits when I saw them. "Hunter has occupied Forierburg, and so far as I know did not suffer loss. He found Mrs. Steyn, wife of the ex president, and several of our men whom Dewet had captured at different times and whom he was unable to send to Machododorp. "The enemy in the Bethlehem hills are now closed in upon. BasntuJttnd is closed them. Harrismith is the only line open, and it will not be easy fer them to reach there with guns and wagons. "Broadwood is still watching Chris tian Dewet, who has taken up a posi tion on high hil s near Beitsburg, about seven miles south of the Vaal. P. De wet, a younger brother of Christian, surrendered at Kroonstadt yesterday. "Barron reports from Krugersdorp that he has reconnoitered the railway to Bank Station, where the train was wrecked on July 19, and been enabled to replenish his supplies. "Methuen's column, which reached the Krugersdorp-Potchetstroom Rail way, is now moving on Potchetstroom. "Buller reports that the railway was opened to Heidelberg yesterday, giving us through communication to Natal," SIX HUNDRED KILLED. That Is the Cost of the Revolution In Colombia. Colon, July 80. The liberal rebel lion in this department has ended after the sacrifice of more than 600 lives, the liberals having been the greatest sufferers, while the wounded number many hundreds. Dr. Mendoza, repre senting the liberals, and General Alban arranged yesterday for a cessation of hostilities, the Colombian liberals be ing pledged to surrender their arms and being guaranteed their freedom from prosecution and the retention of all political rights. The foreigners who took sides with the rebels are to be banished within a week. General Herrera and Dr. Parks, who were act ive in the revolutionary interests, have already left Panama. The work of burying the dead on both sides is in progress. .Panama has been plunged into the deepest mourning by the loss of many of its most prominent men on both sides in this conflict. The armies were provided with arms of the latest model. Colon has been tranquil throughout the rebellion. Trouble on Southern Borders. El Paso, Tex., July 80. -The immi gration situation here grows worse daily. Notwithstanding the fact that the force of guards has been -naterially increased along the river, daily occur rences demonstrate that the number is not sufficient to prevent pauper and contract emigrants collected in Juarez from crossing the border and scatter ing into the interior. Customs inspect ors captured 14 Italian emigrants who had crossed the border and boarded a northbound Santa Fe train whioh was about to start. These emigrants were sent back. The statement comes from Durango and Chihuahua, Mex., where there are several thousand Chinamen, that hundreds contemplate returning to China, and are drifting this way to take advantage of the exclusion act and get free transportation. Miners From Klondike. Victoria, B. C, July 80. The Cot tage City arrived this afternoon, bring ing about $100,000 in gold. She had a number of Klondikers on board. News was brought by her that the miners had found rich placers diggings at the headwaters of the Yukon. Over 500 miners had stampeded to finds in Glacier bay. Woman Mall Carrier Killed. Roseburg, Or., July 80. Mrs. D. N. Fish, mail carrier from Glendale to Starveout, was instantly killed near i Glendale this morning. The team be ' came frightened and ran away and she was thrown from the buggy. She ' struck on her bead and her neck was broken. . To Be Reinstated. New York, July 80, A speoialto the Times from Paris says: It is hfetty probable that several generals who were out on the retired list by former 1 Minister of War Gal life t after the Drey fus trial will shortly be reinstated in the army. Generals Do Negrier and , Zurlinden will both probably receive command of army corps. This further proof of the government's conciliatory policy will be favorably received by public opinion. THWARTED BY ACCIDENT. Bold Flan for the Relief of Pittsbm-p Prisoners. Pittsburg, July 80. One of tho bold est and most systematic plans for the release of one or more prisoners from Riverside penitentiary was thwarted today by accident. The first theory advanced, when the matter was dis covered, seemed to point to the release of Alexander Berkman, the anarchist, who is serving a 22-year sentence for the shooting of H. C. Frick, during the big Homestead strike of 1892, but the conclusion reached tonight by Director Muth, of the Alleghany police depart ment, is that the real object of the res cueis was to secure the freedom of the real estate swindler, J. C. Boyd, who is serving a seven-year sentence in the penitentiary. This opinion is shared by the Pittsburg police officials also, and many reasons are brought forward to confirm ths theory. Among these are the fact that Boyd is wanted in nearly every state in the Union on charges of real estate swindles, as confederates all over the country, and is accounted one of the wealthiest pris oners in Riverside. It is argued that Berkman 's friends could hot afford the expensive outfit which was used in this Instance, and their resources could not possibly equal those of .Boyd's confed erates. The plan by which the rescuers hoped to reach the inside of the peni tentiary wall was by a tunnel from the cellar of a house on Sterling street, nearly opposite one of the gates. Their work is remarkable, consideiing the obstacles to be overcome. Investiga tion today shows that the tunnel was over 200 feet long, but becuase of its zig-zag character had not reached the prison wall. One of the officers who crawled a distance of 201 feet in the dark passageway today was compelled to return before reaching its end by reason of the foul gas arising. From this it is inferred that the tunnel had tapped a sewer. Director Muth, how ever, believes that the dead body of one of the tunnelers will be discovered tomorrow when the tunnel is opened from the surface. He thinks the man was overcome by gas, and that his companions fled. The elaborate arrangements that had been made for completing the tunnel and for providing for the safety of the diggers is a source of amazement to the authorities. An electric bell, con nected with the entrance of the tunnel in the cellar, was used in giving the workers and watchers an instant warn ing, and an air pump had been used to keep the tunnel free from gas. It is estimated that the electric plant and other apparatus used cost the would-be liberators at least $2,000. A SUDDEN ENDING. Collapse of the- Revolution In the Republic of Colombia. Washington, July 80. The state de partment has received a dispatch from Consul-General Gudger, at Panama, anouncing the collapse of the revolu tionary movement there. He states that the Liberals unexpectedly surren dered and that quiet now prevails at Panama. Panama, July 80. The insurgents in the department of Panama have sur rendered. New. York, July 30. Consul -General Espionla, of the republic of Colombia, said today of the revolution in Panama: "I think it is all over. Eight hundred government troops met 1,200 insurgents and either killed or wounded 400 of them. Reinforcements for the govern ment came just then, General Campos bringing 1,000 additional troops. There was nothing else to do, and the insurgents just laid down their arms and surrendered." California Oil Lands. Washington, July 80. Commis sioner Hermann, of the general land office, has decided to continue for a reasonable time the suspension of about 50 whole townships in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Visalia land dis tricts in California, from disposition under the agricultural law, on represen tations that tney contain valuable oil deposits. A thorough inquiry into the true character of the lands is now in progress. Petitions and sworn protests have been posted with the general land office, setting out that vast areas of non-agricultural lands in California have every indication of containing val uable deposits of oil. The land office last February ordered the suspension of these townships, in view of the con troversy over their value as oil lands. The action is in line with a recent de cision of Judge Ross, of the United States circuit court for the southern district of Californa. Ska g way Treasurer Commits Suicide. Seattle, July 30. W. L. Metcalf, treasurer of the city of Skagway, com mitted suicide by shooting himself in the head on July 20. The cause for the deed is not known, apparently, even among intimate friends of the de ceased. Metcalf was 32 years old, a native of the state of Washington, and unmarried. He went to Alaska in the early 90s, residing at Sitka, 'Juneau and finally at Sakgway, during all of which time he held many positions of trust. He was a member of the Elks and the Arctic Brotherhood. His parents reside in Seattle. Defeat of Ashantees. Bekwal, Ashantee, July 28. Colonel Moreland. under instructions from Colonel Willcocks, with a force of in fantry and five guns, attacked a large war camp at Kokofu. With a brilliant charge the stockades were rushed be fore the enemy had time to occupy them, and, therefore, they were forced to evacuate the town. A large amount of ammunition and arms were cap tured. The town was then razed, thus removing an important obstacle on Colonel Willcoek's flank. KING HUMBERT SLAIN An Anarchist Assassin Bores His Heart. AT MONZA HEALTH RESORT Kins; Had Been Attending Gymnastic Kxhibltion Assassin Iiuiuedi- . . . - ately Arrested. Monza, Italy, July 31. King Hum bert has been assassinated. He was shot here last evening at 10:45 by a man named Angelo Bressi, and died at 11:30. The king had been attending a dis tribution of prizes in connection with a gymnastic competition about 10 o'clock. He had just entered his car riage with his aid de-camp, amid the cheers of the crowd, when he was struck by three revolver shots fired in quick succession. One pierced the heart of his majesty, who fell back and expired in a few minutes. The assassin was immediately ar rested and was with some difficulty saved from the fury of the populace. He gave his name as Angelo Bressi, descriDing himself as oi Prato, in Tus cany. He cynically avowed his guilt of the crime. The News in Rome. Rome, July 31. The news of the terrible event did not arrive here until after midnight. Signor S. Saracco, the premier, immediately summoned a meeting of the cabinet, and the minis ters will start at the earliest possible moment for Monsa. The prince and princess of Naples are on board the Yela, yachting in the Levant. The city presents a normal aspect this morning, the news of the murder not yet being generally known. Signor Saracco, the premier, will leave for Monza at 7 o'clock this morning with the vice-president of the senate, to draw up the certificate of death of the king, whose body will be brought to Rome. NEW KIND OF FOOL. Threw Cigarette Into Powder at the Cannon's Mouth. Springfield, 111., July 31. Ten per sons were injured, two fatally, by the premature discharge of the evening gun at the National guard encampment, Gamp Lincoln, this evening. The ex plosion was caused by some one throw ing a lighted cigarette-- into-- -powder which had fallen to the ground. The accident occurred in the presence of a large crowd of visitors to the camp. Corporal Balsley and Jesse Ruppert, acting quartermaster, were loading the evening gun, assisted by several men of Battery A. A sack of powder was placed in the mouth of the cannon, and Ruppert was about to drive the charge home. The powder sack was too long for the gun, and in forcing it into the cannon the canvas was torn, some of the powder falling to the ground just below the nozzle of the cannon. Priv ate Ruppert stood facing the gun, ram rod in hand. Balsley also faced the gun, while a number of soldiers and civilians were gathered around, despite the commands of the officers in com mand to keep back. Suddenly some one uttered the words: "Watch them scatter." There was a flash of powder on the ground, the flames were communicated to the powder which was to be fired in the cannon and the gun was discharg ed. The ramrod was broken and shot from the cannon and Balsley and Rup pert had their clothes blown from their bodies, which were blackened with powder. The others staggered back, burned and blinded. The wounded were taken to the hospitals. Some say it was a man in uniform who threw the cigarette, but an eye witness declares it was a small boy. North Dakota Tornado. Hillsboro, N. D., July 81.- A severe tornado passed through Traill county yesterday afternoon, and across the river into Minnesota, where it split into two parts. The path of the storm in Traill county was 37 miles long and four miles wide. Three miles north of Caledonia the house of Thomas Everson was demolished and his 17-year-old son killed. At Caledonia the city hall and Presbyterian church were wrecked, and nearly every building in the town was injured. So far as known, the Everson boy vas the only one killed. The Nome Tundra Burned. Seattle, July 80 . A special to the times says: Cape Nome was treated to a great conflagrationn early in this month. Miles and miles of tundra was burned over and many native homes destroyed. The fire began close to the eastern suburbs of Nome and swept the country from the outer edge of the sand beach to the foothills and far belw Cape Nome, so that the sur face looks like a vast prairie that has been burned over. Prominent New York German. New York, July 81. William Kramer, a millionaire real estate own er, founder of the Atlantic Garden Music Hall, owner of the Thalia thea ter and one of the best known Germans in New York, died today, aged 66 yeais. More Troops From Cuba. Santiago de Cuba, July 31. The Second battalion of the Fifth United States infantry, Major Borden com manding, will leave tomorrow for the, United States. The companies at Guantanamo and Baraooa will be taken aboard en route. The officers have received instructions to prepare warm clothing for a hard winter cam paign, and to be ready to re-embark shortly after arriving in New York. Al the men are enthusiastic at the pros pect of active service iu China. QUESTION OF SUPPLIES. Army Cannot Forage in Chin Carry All It Meeds. New York, Aug. 1. Brigadier-General James H. Wilson departed tonight for San Francisco, where he will em bark August 3 on the Japanese steamer America Maru for Chna. He was ac companied by his aids, Lieutenants J. H. Reeves and G. S. Turner. When asked if he thought the various foreign forces in China could be merged in a homogeneous whole, the general said that such a thing was possible, and that it depended the largely on the skill and tact of the generalissimo. In view of the pressing needs of the situa tion, he said he felt sure there would be no great difficulties in the organiza tion of the allied forces. He said there would be much preparation required for. the advance, on account of the scar city of forage along the routes to Pekin. J "It will be necessary," said he, "for an army to take great quantities oi supplies. The country is poor. It is a low plain, almost devoid of vegetation. There are no trees of any account which could be used for firewood. The na tives even scrape the bark from the trees to get fuel. They burn weedc and rice stalks. There is little to be got by foraging, and there is practic ally nothing to plunder, and an army would have to take supplies of every kind, including fuel and water. Fur ther than that, it is difficult to say much, and I do not wish to be placed in the position of judging the situation before I am thoroughly familiar with ft. "There are no mountains or other natural obstacles. There are no strong fortifications. It is easy, of course, to throw up entrenchments. The Chinese will have the same difficulties to con tend with as far as supplies are con cerned as the allies must encounter. It will be impossible to maintain great hordes of men without something on which they may feed. In these mili tary operations the great base will be the sea. Supplies can be brought up the Pei Ho river and its branches to within 12 miles of Pekin and then there is the railroad. Even if it is torn up, still it will not be so dicffiult to get it into operation. The Chinese have only a vague notion of Western tactics. They have had German drill masters, but generally they have been drilling only when they felt like it. They are good fighters when they are winning, and they take killing well. They do not fight well when they begin to lose, and tbey are easily stampeded." ST R UCK BY LIGHTN I N G . Street Car Accident lu IVUicli Ten Per j,;, - jons, Were Injured. t Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 1. Ten people were injured, one fatally, and two ser- iousjly, in a street car accident here tonight. The injured were taken into adja cent drug stores and physician's offices and their injuries cared for until they could be taken home. The accident was a peculiar one. It resulted from an explosion that hap pened, no one seems to know exactly how. It had just reached Twenty second street when a blinding flash of electricity, followed by a cloud of smoke, and cries of injured persons, as they were tumbled into the street, attracted the attention of belated passers-by. The injuries are of such a character that they are in every in stance extremely painful. The car was provided with the usual two-light circuits, but the crew are of the opinion that during the storm, lightning struck the short circuit and cut it out. This left but one circuit unprotected with the connecting wires, subject to a cutout or any overcharge of electricity. Just how the explosion occurred is not known, but the circuit fuse blew out with a crash, the car was instantly filled with the lurid flashes of the subtile electric fluid, and cries of pain and astonishment were uttered by men and women, falling over eact other out of the car. F I ESTA WAS A FIASCO . flie People of Manila YJnenthusiastic Over the Amnesty. Manila, P. I.. Aug. 1. The two days' fiesta in Manila, organized by Senor Paterno and his politicial follow er s to commemorate the amnesty, re sulted in a fiasco. The people were passive, unenthusiastic and not even interested. Failing to perceive any tangible, effective results of amnesty, tbey say they can see no reason for cel ebrating. Judge Taft and his col leagues of the commission felt con strained to decline to attend the banquet as they had been informed that the speeches would favor independence un der American protection, and they could not pass' very lend theii acquies cence by being present. Senor Pater no, foreseeing the suspension of the banquet without the Americans, fran tically appealed to them to attend, promising that there should be no speeches. The provost's cautions were extreme. The guards were doubled both days, and the authorities forbade the display of Filipino flags, and of pictures of President McKinley and Aguinaldo fraternally framed. The fiesta is generally considered to have been premature and unfortunate. During last week's scouting 10 Americans were killed and 14 wound ed. One hundred and eighty Filipinos were killed and 60 taken prisoners. Forty insurgent rifles were captured. American Corn In India. Washington, August 2. The state department has received word from William T. Fee, United States consul at Bombay, India, reporting the arrival at that port June 25 of the ship Quito with 5,000 tons of corn contributed by the people of America for the relief of the faimne sufferers in India. An electric lieht olant to supply Roseburg and a large saw mill will be erected at Winchester, Douglas county, by Portland and Eastern capitalists, RUSSIANS ATTACKED Driven South From Mukden by Chinese Troops. COLUMN SUFFERS SEVERE LOSS Boxers Appear in Several Towns, Inelt ins; the Inhabitants to Kevui Against Foreigners. ' ' "' . t t-.iti i'x :ti',i ' St. Petersburg, August 2. The Rus sian general staff has received dis patches from various commanders indi cating a serious state of affairs through out Manchuria. The revolt in the neighborhood of Mukden and the dis- "' trict northward has assumed such pro- - ft portions that the Russian column has been compelled to retreat from Muk den southward. Fighting continuous ly, tne column with difficulty reached tne station at the A-insnntiman. wham on July it was surrounded by Chinese troops. Reinforcements were sent and the withdrawal of the column was effected to Daschizao with 48 casual ties, killed, wounded and missing. The railway from Mukden to Telin Bnil riacnli1.A Vina twin nnivii.lat.ln wnDUUMOU lit, 13 UCVU I.U1LI PICI'CIJ destroyed and the fate of the workmen and railway officials north of Mukden la not known. The whole Mukden dis trict is menaced by large bodies of Chi nese troops with artillery. Chinese troops and Boxers, in defi ance of treaties, have appeared at the towns of Tukshou, Sinjudshi and Ga ieff, inciting the inhabitants to revolt. On July 17 the garrison at Sinjudshi was shelled from the town, three men being killed. A Russian detachment returning from an inspection of affairs in Gaoudnn peninsula was attacked and surrounded by Chinese troops July 21. The Russians eventually repulsed the Chinese with a loss of eight Cossacks killed and 10 wounded. MINISTERS SAFE. All Except Von Ketteler, German, IV eve Alive July 23. Washington, August 3. The effect of the day's news from China was to freshen the hope that the government can soon get in direct communication with Minister Conger. The mass of testimony as to his being alive as late as the 22d inst. is now so great as to warrant the department in resuming considerations of projects for the future. With all its anxiety to get Mr. Conger and the i Amerfcajas jn. . pekin - safely away, the department iB proceeding with proper precaution, and is by no means disposed to accept any proposition that, would unduly jeopardize their lives. Such might be the result of an off-hand acceptance of the proposal to have the I Chinese government deliver the foreign . ministers at Tien Tsin, for it is real ized that the escort might be overpow ered by superior forces of Boxers on the way to the sea. The state depart ment has come to the conclusion that Mr. Conger himself is the best person to judge of the conditions under which his deliverance shall be effected, and, theretore, it is again looking to the Chinese government to place it in com munication with Mr. Conger, in order that it may be advised by him. That requirement was the first of the condi tions laid down by President McKinley. in his answer to the appeal of the Chi nese emperor, so that the situation dip lomatically cannot be said to have been materially changed by the develop ments of today. Miners Entombed. Monterey, Mex., Aug. 1. At Mate huala, a mining camp south cf Mon terey, in the state of San Luis Potosi, fire broke out in the La Paz mine and before the miners could reach the sur face many of them were entombed Jand either burned to death or suffocated. It is thought the loss of life will reach 30. There is great excitement in the town and the number of missing men cannot be accurately determined. Al ready 11 bodies have been removed. Ramon Gomez, the mine foreman, boldly descended the shaft and went into the burning chamber for the pur pose of aiding the unfortunate miners. He was overcome with smoke and per ished. His body has been recovered. The fire raged fiercely for 11 hours. Old Excelsler Factory Burned. Lebanon, Or., Aug. 1. Lebanon was again visited by a fire last ni-jtt about 10 o'clock. The building that was recently vacated by the Lebanon excelsior factory was discovered to be on fire and within a few minutes the whole structure was in flames. It was undoubtedly the work of incendiaries. The property belonged to O'Neil Bros. & Peterson. The loss is about $1,500; no insurance. The Lebanon Flouring Mills and electric light and water plants were in close range of the burn ing buildings and were badly scorched, but otherwise were not damaged. The Lebanon fire department did good work. Imported Laborers Arrested. Eagle Pass, Tex., August 2. Seventy-five Mexicans who were about to proceed to the Indian territory as labor ers and were suspected of having been hired in violation of the contract labor law were detained here by United States authorities. Fifty of them were found to belong to this side of the Rio Grande and were liberated. The re mainder were returned under guard. Mollnenx's Petition Denied. .New York, Angst 2. Judge Dugro, of the supreme court, today handed down a decision denying the petition of Weeks and Battle, attorneys for Ro land B. Molineux, for a writ of man damus to compel Recorder Goff sum marily to decide the Molineux appeal papers. Judge Dugro's decision means a delay of - many months in the Moli neux case, during which the condemn ed man must stay in the death cell.