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OF OILLIAM COUNTY. AS THRU TIKES THS CIKCULATK OF AWT PAPEB IN THE COUNTY. ADVBHTIIINa KATCB. OBE. MJ SLUM ID BVKBY THVXHAY T ...8. A. PATTISON.... Editor and Proprietor, 1 Profeaalonal card,. ...11 00 per Month onesqnare . One-ouai ter column , i mj r monta I 80 per raoDta ,. I DO par mouth .....10 00 par mouth ,Onhll column.......... woe oolnmu...... Barloees local! will be oharged at 10 cent par Una fat Irat laaartloa aad I oaati par Una taer iter. Legal advertteements will la all aaaaa a aharged to th party ordering taara, at lacal lata, aad paid for baton affldaTtt la faralahed BUBSCIUPTION RATEBI On year (In advance)., If mil paid In advene,, HIl months , ,, Thro nmnllis , ft u i 1 00 , 1 00 CONDON, GILLIAM CO.. OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1899. NO. 10. AO OS VOL. IX. Bingl oupl.l., ...,..., ,. IIHIIIIHItlntlMIM CONDON GL JFiitrrrd of rke fntlnfim at Cbdm, Or.pen, at Invmif U mall mntUr O. 11. N. Oo. Tlma Card. AHI.INI1TO, OltWIOX. New tlma card, taking efTuut Hunday, Febru ary Mini XAST BOUND. No, 2-Via HiinlliiKioii, Umvui... .1 :M a. m. No. 4 Via Hiinkaite, Ii-kvk. ,.1 :i f, m, Nu. 1H Lock! freight, luvtsa 7:i p. ID. wmrr nouns. No. lPorl1aitd, eava ... 12:47 a. m. No. BIWllMul, li-avoe :"!. In. No, !-Local freight, leave 11 M a. ut. I, K. CKANK, Agent, Arlington. JjR. I. i, I10C1AM PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Condon, Or. Om!-Or(ion urn., between Cathollo Church anil ruaidenoe of 0. P. HliulU W. PAULINO JL). Attorney at Law, Notary Public and Conveyancer, Condon, Or. Collection and itumranrw. Termi reasnnabl. Onii In roar of puttorllea building, Malu street s, A. 1). aUHl.IV Attorney and Oonnislor at Law Arlington, Or. V. 8. rnmmlMtnnor and Notary Pnblla In orhce. I'rartliw In all Ilia ilala and federal conns ol orf gun and WmIiIukunI. All kind oil). I. land aud legal biuluvM transacted. II. W1LMON Attorney and Oonnielor at Law. Tha Dallas. Or. Will attend to local bualiieai Id all eoarta la tb .lata. CJAM . VAV VACTOa ATTOBHEY-AT-LAW. Ofnc eorner Spring itraat and Oregon avenu. CONDOM, OBROOIf. Ty II. DOBYNt Attornej-at-Law, Sotarj Public AMLINOTOM, OR. Will nrertlr In all tha court of tha atala. C'nlln-iltina aud I'rubala Uusluee given careful The Regulator Line. The Dalles, Portland I Astoria NAVIGATION CO. THROUGH FREIGr AND PASSENGER LINE.... Daily Lin of Steamen Btwn Portland, Vancouver, Cascade Lock, Hood River and all Point on the Washington aid. The strainer Dalles City and Regulator leave Portland vry morning (eMlt Bunitay) el 7 ami Tha 1'allra at T a. m., arriving at destine. lluii in ample tlma for outgoing trains. Freight Kates Greatly Heduced. W. C. ALLAWAY, Oen. Ant., Foot ol Court Street, Tit Italics, Or. i I Dana, TIM! BCMIDUII6 Aaaiva roe tnm Arlington raoai Faat Halt Uke. Pan ear, Fail Mall rtWortb. Omaha. Mall. l-.o2a.BV Kanau at;, at liMp.av lxula. Chicago, aud Eaat, mkana Walla Walla. Rpo- tpokana riyer kana. Mlnneatt- Cljrer T:Xlp. m. He, lit. Paul, Du- liUa.a ' hull. Mllwankea, Cbloago and Kaat IKDp.a. Oeaaafteaeiiltlp 4Mp.av . freie ferllaad. Ball erery Are 4 aye. 1:00 p.m. Cehmkla Rlae 4:00 p.m. Ba.aumlay tteenert. Bz.auaday ftaturdar . 10. ue p. at. To Aetorla and Way Landing. :00a.Bi, Wlltaaien Rlrar. 4:Mp.a. Ba.auuday , aa.Buaday Oregon City, New. berg.Ralem 4k Way Ijiiidlnga. , :00 a m. Wlllaraan and Yarn- 1:10 p. en. Tu i Thur. , kill Rlrara. Man.. Wad. and Bab and Frl. Oregon City, Bay. t a Way Laud tugs. (:00 a.m. Willamette Rlrar. 4:10 p.m. Ture.. Tbar. Tuee.. Thun and Bat. Portland to Corral- aad Bat. lie A Way Laud- Inge. . ., I,y. Itlparla laak Rlrar. Lt.UwIetoa 1:4ft m. . 'i?:,B- J .all, Itlparla to Lewleton flally aturday Ka. Friday J. S. CRANE, Agant, Arllugton. W. H. HURLBURT, eaeral Faeeenger Aaaat, Parllaad, Oa VENTS OF HIE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES a laUraetlnaj Collaotlonoflteroe Fram tb Tw llamlephar Fraeantad . la a Ooajdad Form. Vice-President Hobart ii iloWly lia proving. All hope of reconvening the joint Amarioati-Canadian commiagion in Auguet baa been abanJoneiJ. Tha Chine legation at WaaiilnKton tiroteatB aiiaingt the reatrictiou ol Chineaa immigrant to Cuba. Acting-Beoretary Meiklejolin baa le elded that tba Cbineee exoluaum act doea not apply to our new poeHomioua Neweat truetc Window glaie, 130,' 000,000. will control 00 per cent of tha product; plow manufacturers, 105,000, 000. J In apita of precautionary nioaeurn virulent amallpoi it apreading in Uer many, Tha diaeaee wai ini ported into tba country by Ruiwian laborer Tba Algerltei regard the beef report aa a complete vindication, and are happy: General Mile mluae to talk; oongreia may wake another investiga tion neit fall. Ef-Preident Hatriaon i on hie way to Franca aa counsel for Neiieaiiela in ita boundary dispute. Ks-Becretary ol tha Navy B. F. Tracy i anaociate coun Bel, and may accompany bira. Qovernot Thomas, of Colorado, baa irad Adjutant-Ueneral Corbin aa fol Iowa: "The lenoited interview of mine in tba Denvei Kew concerning tha Coloiado volunteeia la fala and malicious." Rioters attempted to blow np a Weat Dulutb atreet car with dynamite, There were 10 paisenger in tb car and they all received slight broiaea. . The car waa thrown violontly on its side, and ita trucka were blown to pieoea. Tha beef-packer are bringing tre mendoos preesure to bear on the preai dent to remove General Miles from command of tba army in spite ol the closing recommendation of the Wade beef court that no further action be taken. At Jamestown, O.. Postmaster George A. McLaughlin, with soma boy frienda, waa putting a "tick-tack" on a indow at the home of bis friend, fc E. Ginn. Mr. Ginn fired a shot through tha window, killing McLaugh lin instantly. An Adelaide, South Australia, dla patch eavyai The British ablp Loch Sloy. Captain Nicol, from Clyde on January 0, for Adelaide and Mel bourne, waa wrecked on Kangaroo island, April 24. Vive pasaegera and 35 of tba crew weia drowned. Several negroa were kilted in a storm liloh swept over chambers county Georgia. At a fire In Maesillon, O., one fire man waa killed and a woikman fatally injured. . . Tha president and Mrs. McKinley have gone to Hot Springs, Va., for a 10 days' vacation. Fifteen caiea of disease in Leolclre, la., have been identified by officer of the state boatd of health as smallpox Tha Davenport council haa declared a quarantine against Leclalre. Tha Topeka Capital has started popular aubsoription to puiohase word for General Funaton, tha brave Kanian. Every county, town and city in tba atata ia asked to contribute. George Olmatead, conductor of the train tba Waidner riotera stole, has been arrested. He ran between Wal laoa and Burke for years, yet persists be did not reoogniae any of the crowd At Doniphan, Kan., Diitriot Judge Btuait refused to giant a divorce to Ellen Phillip from P. O. Phillips, be cause their marriage was brought about by an advertisement in a matrimonial paper. Major Marchand, leader of the fa in on a Maiohand expedition, whi waa returning from Fashoda, on tha Nile, to the Red pea, en route to Fianoe, ia repotted to have been killed. by a band of marauders. The Missouri house baa passed an aent to tha governor an important bill requiring Misaouti corpoiation keep their principal offlea in the atate, and providing that at least three di rectors shall be residents of Missouri. Governor Stanley, of Kansas, has addressed to tha governors of Western statea pressing invitations to attend tha annual convention of the turns Mississippi cotnuieicial coiigivaa, which will be held in Wichita, May 81 to June 8, inclusive. Representatives of more than a score of the leading plow maniilactaiing oan earns of the United States met in Chi oago,and virtually completed organiia tion Into which It la proposed niti mately to take all manufacturers of agricultural implements. The cap italisation of tha new combination is placed at over 160,000,000. Minor N.wa Items. It will take 46,000 men next year to handle the United States oensua. Work on a plant which is expected to age whisky in 34 hours haa beoo oommanoed at Louisville. Ky. Tha farm on which Abraham Lin coln was born, which lies two miles south of Hodgenvl lie, Ky., has been sold to David Giear, of New York city, and it ia very probable that tha farm will be converted Into a paik. LATER NEWS. Becauso he refused to bay drinks a Chicago janitor was killed by tbugs in saloon. Long Island is a. ion to have an in dustrial colony made up of negroes from the Houtb. Claims aggregating millions have been filed for indemnity in Cuba by Great Biltain, Fiance and Germany. Miss Winnie Holmes, of Kent. Wash., was drowned in the Sound. She was crossing from Kent to Des Moines with another young lady and two young men. in a rowboat, which capsized. , A naval expedition will be aent from Manila to the Island of Mindanao to re lieve the Spanish foroes at Zamboanga, eported to be besieged by a strong foroe of insurgents, if the report cur rent In Manila and sent by Otis to Washington is verified. A freight train of the Southern Pa cific waa wrecked in Cow Creek can yon. Southern Oregon. The engineer, James McCalley, waa killed and the fireman, James Merriman, seriously in jured. The wreck waa caused by a heavy engine spreading tha raila. Dr. Charles A. Briggs, who was ans ponded for heresy by the Presbyterian assembly, wss ordained a priest of the Episcopal church in New York. He waa ordained tc-getner wim tne jtev. Charles A. Snedeker, and the oidina tron ceremonies weia conducted by Bishop Potter. At Minneapolis, one of tba largeat gatherings evr seen in this city adopt ed resolutions in sympathy with the administration of affairs in connection with tha Philippine. The name of President MoKinley and Dewey were cheered to the echo aeveral times dur ing the afternoon. , , , , . Tha Standard Bank, Bowmanville, 64 miles from Toronto, waa robbed of $11,- 000 of the bank's money, and a qnan tity of valuables entrusted to the bank for aafe keeping by private cltlsena. Before attaoking the bank the robbers went to tha police station ami over powered Henry Metcalf. the man in charge. They blindfolded and gagged bim and took lnm with them while they entered the bank. Then tbey locked Metcalf op in the atation and left The latest reports from Oregon or ohardista confirm the statement made last week that tha pro no ciop will be practically a failure this season. The prunes continue to fall from the treee. Many orchardists ara disposed to take a cheerful view of the situation, and say that with all conditions favorable only a aboit crop could hae been ex pected, for the treea bore so beaviiy last year that tbey needed a rest With one season' rest and consequent growth, it is said, a full crop should be real i ted next year. The Finns are fleeing to thia coun try at the rate of 600 weekly to escape Russian military aervioe. At a test at Candy Book proving around it waa found that wet gnncot ton could be safely used in a shell Bred by powder. Dumaials, a Frenchman, who had entered the rebel linea to negotiate for the release of Spanish prisoners, is said to have just been assassinated by in aurgent soldiers. Every poetofflce in the island of Fotrto Rico, about 80 In number, aoon will be flying a United Statea flag, Flaga will be bought by tha poatoffioe department and forwarded to Director of Posts Elliott. Captain Barker, the senior offioer of Dewey's fleet and the commander of the battle-ship Oregon, will be the next commanding offlcer to couia noma. His plaoewill be filled by Captain Wilde, of Boston. Aoooiding to a dispatch from Cairo to the Daily Mail, the director of the Egyptian museum baa discovered the mummy of Thothmea 1. of tha 18th dynaatv. B. C. 1633, and three other mummies iu gilt coffins. La Patria, one of the beat ed ited pa pera in Havana, haa come out with an editorial strongly indorsing the Amri can administration. Ita utterances are regarded as representing the beet think ing element of tba community. Capt. J. Maason, of Philadelphia, the well-known commander of th Munaon line steaniehip Vlniera, fell from his vessel into the water while nassina cloae to tha Bahama Islands and waa swallowed by a shark. Tha war department la preparing to send four regiments of regulars to Ma nila. via New York and the Sneacana in the transports Thomas, Meade an Logan, which are to be permanently transferred from the Atlantic to the Pacifio fleet. If the Inhabitants of tha San Far nando region are to be believed, there ia little sympathy with the lnaurreo tion In that Quarter. Before evaouat ills' the city, the rebels burned the church and the public buildings, and looted the Chinese qnarteia. They drove many rich Filipinos, with the families, out of the oity before them aa well as hundreds of Chinese, to pre vent them helping the Americans. They out tha throats of many. ' Man Chinese hid on roof-tops or in cellars, and some escaped by cutting oil thei queues. There aro 60 fresh graves in tha churchyard. .. . Tba international Sunday'school con vention haa deoided to hold tha next meeting at Denver iu 1002. One American company In tha last 60 days has recleved orders for 43 steam and gas engines, and they will be ship ped to 10 different countries. The military papers in Vienna an nounce the invention of a 16-barreled quick-firing rifle, carrying 16 cart ridges Bt a time and firiug 46 per min ate. WHOLESALE MURDER. Man Kill Two Woman, Two Man, Child and Shoots Hlm.elf. Howard City, Mich., Mav 18. Thos. Harvey last nixht killed his wife, his nele, Robert Pieraon, and his grand mother, and mortally wounded his 8- months-old child, and his father-in-law, John Logenalayer, and finally shot i in Be If, infliotirg a wound whi oh is expected to prove fatal. Harvey's uncle and grandmother live one mile north of town. The murderer went there last evening. It transpires that Harvey, on reach ing the home of his mother-in-law, said nothing about his terrible acts at Piei son'a home. He offered to sit up by the corpse of bis wife's mother. Ac cordingly the others retired. It was 4 clock in the morning when Harvey went to bis wife's room and killed ber, and attempted to alay his baby and bis father in-law. He also fired at Miss labard, but without effect. Harvey'a wound ia serious, but he is certain to recover. Ho was employed in a furniture factory, and is only 20 years of age. The cause of his terrible act 1ms not been determined. He as serted that Pieraon, his tinole, was quarreling with his grandmother, and be interfered; that thereupon Pierson stabbed and killed the old lady, aged 70, and that he (Harvey) retaliated by hooting bia oncle. After shooting Pieraon, Harvey stabbed bim three times. Harvey then returned to lua home, two miles southwest of town. Arriving there, he shot his wife twice. Pier eon 'a home presents horrible appearance. Pieraon'e body waa found in a chair, and that of the Id lady on tha flooi clad in her night reas. There are signs of a desperate stiugttle between Harvey and his grand mother, bnt no indication of any fight between the two men. Harvey him self today informed the sheriff of the murder at Pierson' house. He was then arrested for mnrdering hia wife, He ha nothing to ay of the tragedy at his home. There are strong threats of lynohing. Christian Boleaeo Healer. New York, May 13. The Westchea ter county grand jury, which will meet at White Plains on May 29, will take up the case of Mrs. Clarence Fowler, the Cbiistian Science healer, Liston Bargnet, jr., and Ethel Bargnet, chil rlren of Mrs. Liston Barguet, whose death they are charged with hastening. The district attorney says that he will ask the grand jury to make a present' meat urging that the treatment of pa tientt by "silent thocght" be stopped effectually. The members of the Christian Science church in Mount Vernon bava called a meeting ior next Sunday, when a prominent member will address them, and the Inquest will be discussed.' The Christian Science institute will provide all the money to defend ita votariea and will put up a stubborn fight. Chorea, Crasada Agalaat Calerptll Montreal, May 13. A remarknble demonstration took place at St. Hit aire, Quebec, yesterday. Caterpillars which last year played havoc with ap pie and sugar orchards seem to be more numerous and vigorous than be fore. A crusade against them was for mally opneed in the parish ohmch here, where mass waa solemnised, after which a religious procession, beaded by the priest and choir boys, followed by 160 or more parishioners, matched through the infected section with fer Vent prayera aeking divine assistance in their battle against the plague. Tornado Struck Mexican Town, Bt Louie, Mo., May 13. A special to the Republic from Eagle Pass, Tex. says: A tornado struck tne mining town of Hondo, in the Sabinaa valley Mexico, last niuht. Lawrence Mo Kinney, eon of the mine auperinten dent, waa killed, and 10 men were severely injured. A large boarding. house, railroad station, store and bnild ings connected with the mines were al most entirely demolished. Hondo about 16 miles southwest of Eagl Pass. It is the center of C. P. Hunt ino-ton's Mexican coal and coke indue tries. Fir a Bkagway. Seattle, May 13. Advices from Alaska say that afire ooonried at Skag way May 4. One block of business houses waa destroyed. The total loss la estimated at (10,000. The principal lose was that of Ma jar's general merchandise store, about 10,000. Jamea Freeman, a former tesident of California, committed suioide at Atlin by shooting himself tluough the head with a revolver. Domestic trouble was the cause. rre.ld.nl' a We. tern Trip. Chloago, May 13. A special to the Timea-Heiald from Washington says Piesident McKinley proposes to make I toor of the West during bia summer vacation. Arrangements fur the trip have not yet teen perfeoted. but it is understood he will go to San Francisco by the Southern Pacifio route, and re. turn to this city on board a special train on the Northern Paoifio, stoppin en route at the Yellowstone Park and other points of interest. He will leave about the middle of July and be gone probably aix weeks. -' Sewer Pla Trust. Dover, Del. May 18. Secretary of State Hughes today Issued a certificate of inootporation to the Federal Sewer Pipe Company, of Akron, O. Th capital ol the company ia placed $26,000,000. Bet Flra to a Freight Car. Baltimore, May 13. Three men who were playing cards in a freight car set it on fire early this morning, and one of them, Claieuce Kepler, of this city was burned to death. W illiam Aide waa badly burned. He was a fugitive from the house of correction. The flames spread to the ootton warehouse of the Mount Vernon coal and dock mills, and cauied $50,000 damasa. REAR-END COLLISION Many People -Killed in Wreck Near Reading. LARGE NUMBER WERE INJURED Foar Cars War Telescoped aad the Vlctlme War Terribly Mangled. Reading, Pa., May 16. A collision Of passenger trains ocourred on the Philadelphia Sc Reading railroad at Exeter, about six miles south of this city, tonight, and a great number of were killed and wounded. There is no telegraph olfice at Exeter, nd details ara therefore, difficult to obtain at tbia writing. Tha number killed ia variously stated to be from 20 to 80. Many are injured. The regnlar express train from Potts- ville for Philadelphia connected at tha atation in Reading with a train from Harrisbnrg which was crowded with ex cursionists, who had been to the atata capital to witness the ceremoniea in connection with the unveiling of the Hartranft monument. Many of the Harrisbnrg paasengers at Reading went board the Philadelphia express, but. it being found that all could not be ac commodated, it waa deoided to send an extra train to Philadelphia to run aa the second section of the express. The extia train left 20 minute later than the express. At Exeter, the express stopped for orders, and while standing still the ex. tra train crashed into it while moving at great speed. ' Three of the rear cars of the express weia telescoped, and the first car of the extra train waa also wrecked. The paasengers in these were terribly mangled, many being killed outright, while others bad limba and bodies maimed. Word waa at once aent to Reading, and a special train with physicians and nurses was sent to the aoene as quickly as it could possibly be pot in readi neat. Tbe identified killed are: John Leaf, Montgomery county; William 8, Talon, Noiriatown; Colonel George Shaw, Norristown; Chief John Sling- snuff, Noiriatown; John Johnston, Montclair; William Lewis, Norristown; Harry Hnncheuteger, - Norristown; George H. Annis, Norristown; George Showers, Norristown; Harry Wenta, Norristown; Samuel Batty, Consho- bocken; Harry Thompson, Noma town; Hi rain Shelby, Hatboro; Ben ton Silvas, Reading. The injured number about 13. BY THE SUEZ CANAL. Admiral Dewey Belacte Hla Homeward Koate. Washington, May 15. "Send Olym pia mall to B. F. Stevens, No. 4 Tra falgar Square. Loudon, England," was the notice given out at the navy de partment today. This ia the first foimal indication that the famoua flagship ia coming home immediately. Upon inquiry it waa ascertained that Secretary Long last evening cabled Admiral Dewey permission to return at once to the United States, lie has been relieved of the obligation of remaining at Ma nila until the Philippine commission completes its work. He is not even required to await the cessatiou of hos tilities, but may atart homeward at once. The notice posted at tbe navy department amounts to the informa tion that the Olympia will not remain long enough to receive the next out ward mail. Tbe Mr. Stevens referred to is tbe navy department a agent at London to distribute all of the mail for United Statea waiships in European waters, so he will see to it that the Olympia receivea here aa aoon aa ah passsa the Suea canal. FORTIFYING SAN FRANCISCO. Defaaeas Being Strengthened by a Mat tery of Blxteea Gune. San Francisco, May 16. Tbe de- feenscg of thia harobr are rapidly being attengtheneu. The work under way now ia the mounting of the second bat tery of 16 mortars on the bluffs above and back of old Fort Winfield Scott Eight of the huge pieces of ordnance are already in position, and the othet are being mounted by men from the Third artillery. These) mortara are considerably larger and more destruo tive than the battery of 10 tbat wak mounted about three yeara ago. Tba new mortars are 12-inch steel, breech loading weapons, throwing a shell weighing 1,000 pounds, while the olh eis carry 800-pound shells. In addi tion to the mortars a 13-inch rifle and disappeaiing oarriage of the newest model are ready for shipment fioui the East. A number of other big guns of modern type are finished or in prooess of construction, and will be placed in position around the entrance to tha bay as soon as they are received heie, A 8a. h and loor Combine. Chicago, May 15. The 84 mills en gaged in aaah, door and blind menu facture in Chicago have combined and, on about August 1 next, it ia stated, will be taken over by a corporation, probably to be named the American Snsh & Door Company, with a oapital of about (8,000,000. Caught by a Slide. Shamokin, fa., May 16. ronr men ire re fnatantly killed today by the elide of a poition of a large bank at Cen tralia. Several weie badly injured The four bodies recovered were so bad ly disfigured it was difficult to identify them. The accident occurred while a large number of Hungarians were screening coal in the Centralis breaker. The bank of coal refuse, which towered high above, was seen to quiver and col lapse, completely burying tbe work men. TAKEN BY LAVVTON. Ban Ilitefoneo Falla Into th Handa of tha Amarlenne. Manila, May IS. General Lawton haa captured San Ildefonso, nine miles north of Baliuag, which hag been his base of operations. Although tre mendously well fortified and defended by a large and desperate body of Fili pinos, General Lawton'a troops rushed the trenches and routed the enemy completely, with the lose of one Ameri can wounded. Fresh troops are beginning to go to the front. Two battalions of the Seventeenth infantry (regulars), that had been holding the lines about the city of Manila, will join General Mac Arthur'a division at San Fernando to morrow, and one battalion of tbe same regiment will reinforce General Law ton's division near Baoolor. These troop will be replaced by tba Twenty first infantry regiment, which arrived from tbe United Statea on the trans port Hancock yesterday. Captain Grant, of the Utah battery, whose success in managing the army gunboats Laguna de Bay and Cava donga baa won him the sonbriquet of the Dewey of the army," baa been put in command of tha recently pur chased Spanish gunboats, whose arms tbe insurgents captured. These vessels are now being prepared for operationa on the livers and along the coast. Tbe arming of the gunboats is being pushed with all diligence. Admiral Dewey will begin his return to America in tiie cruiser Olympia. via tbe Sues canaL Tbe Olympia will be docked 'at Hong Kong. Captain Barker will command the fleet from the flagship ' Baltimore. Lieutenant Eberle is flag lieutenant. Captain Wilde, of tbe Boston, will command the Oregon. Captain Whit ing leaves on tba Boston for America, but will go to San Francisco. EXECTUION OF BRANTON. Banged at Catena for tha Harder at Jsha Llaa. Eugene, May 15. Claude Branton waa banged today toi the murder of John Linn. Branton retired last night at 11 o'clock, after writing aeveral letters. He alept well, and got up at the usual time tbia morning, but would not eat breakfast Reverends Patterson and Handsaker, of the Christian cburcb, were admitted to tbe jail at 7 thia morning, and remained to the end, praying and singing with tha con demned. At 9:80 hia people were admitted to the jail door, and conversed with him a few moments. Sheriff Withera then read the warrant Branton left the cell at .10:45 under the charge of tbe sheriff and two deputies. He walked upon the scaffold unassisted and took bia plaoe on tbe trap. When aeked if he bad anything to say, be replied be had but little. In a firm voice he told those present that he did not want them to bear any ill-will against his people on bis account He asked for sympathy and prayers, and urged them to walk in God'a way. Sheriff Withera aprung tba trap at 10:50. and 15 minutes later life waa extinct, and the body waa cut down Not a hitch occurred in the whole pro ceedings, everything passing off as smcf hly as possible. Tbe body dropped five feet. Before leaving the cell Branton bid good-bye to all aiound. He waa per fectly calm. Branton left aeveral letters to be mailed, and gave a white tie to his brother and left a Bible to bis mother, All was dona without a quiver of I mu"cle. He assisted tbe officers in ty ing hia handa, and did all be could to help make a success of the execution. About 60 people witnessed the exe cution, while a thousand or more stood in the atreet around the inclosure, but were quiet and orderly. The body waa placed in a coffin and delivered to his people. Tbo crime for which Claude Branton paid tbe penalty of death waa that of taking tbe life of John A. Linn, stockman of Condon, Gilliam county, in June, 1898. Courtland Green la now serving a life sentence in the pen itentiary for complicity in the crime. Tha Filipino Congreee. London, May 15. A special dispatch received here from Manila say that the Filipino congress now sitting a San Isidro ia composed of 66 members, of whom 20 favor peaoe, and an equal uumbet are irreconcilable. The oth eis, holding the balance of power, are ready to admit that absolute independ enoe is hopeless of attainment, but de mand lietter terma at the bauds of tbe United Statea. Fell From a Train. Tacoma, Wash., May 15. William Godsby. assistant cook of the west bound overland Northern Pacino train, miraculounsly escaped death falling from the tram near EllenBburg while going 80 miles an hour. He landed in a clump of willowa beside the track. His fall was not noticed He walked to the nearest atation and took the next train to thia oity. bein only slightly bruised. Th Bicycle Trust. Trenton, N. J., May 15. Artiolea of incorporation were filed with the secre tary of state tonight of the American Bioyole Company, with an authorised capital stock of (80,000,000. Deetruotlve Baploeloa. London, May 15. A fearful explo aion occurred today at Hurts' chemical works at St. Helens, Lancaster county killing four persons and seiioualy In juring 20. Fire broke out in the chlorate-house and a large quantity of chlorate ex ploded, causing much destruction Subsequently the boiler exploded, an the whole works were razed. The two is strewn with debris, and moat of the buildings in the plaoe were damaged, The total loaa ia about 100.000, IGIIT IN A JUNGLE Gunboats Dislodge Rebels on the Rio Grande. HEAVY VOLLEYS AT SHORT RANG E Americana Opened With Banld-Fira Gune aad I'nt tha Knemjr to Kout. Manila, May 16. The tinclad gun boat Laguna de Bay and Cavadonga. and a launch, under Captain Grunt, ran into a nest of insurgents concealed the bushes on both aides of tbe Rio Grande, three miles above Catumpit, yesterday afternoon, and were received ith heavy volleys at short range. A sergeant belonging to the Utah bat tery was killed, and one private waa wounded. Opening with their rapid fire guns, tbe Americana killed 20 of the natives id wounded several others, filling the jungle with a hail of shot for half an hour, until the enemy fled. . Flanked th Enemy. Manila, May 16. Two companies of the Second Oregon volunteers, and the aame nnmber of Minnesota men, with 20 American scouts, under Cap tain Case and Berkheimer, flanked the insurgents at San Ildefonso tbia morn- ng and captuied the place. The Filipinos, in terror and panic. fired 20,000 rounds of ammunition, but only slightly wounded one scout. One insurgent officer waa killed and aix men wounded. The insurgents retreated and are now at San Miguel, six miles north of San Ildefonso. Twenty per cent of the opposing rebel force has been killed and wound ed since Lawton began his advance May 1. Spaniarde Shut In. Washington, May 16. The war de partment today received the following dispatch: 'Manila, May 16. It is reported that at Zamboanga the insurgents at tacked the Spanish troops May 11, using quickflring guns and arms cap tured from the Spanish gunboat. The Spanish general and two officers were wounded. There were few casualties among the troops. The bpanisn gar rison is now besieged. Tbe water sup ply ia cut off. and the troops are call ing for relief. OTI3." A CHECK TO RUSSIA. China Refneee a Demand for Hallway Coacaeelone. Shangehai. May 16. The tsung-lt- yaman (Chinese foreign office) has re plied to the Russian minister at Pe king, M. De Giers, that the govern ment is unable to accede to the Kussian demand, made last Wednesday, for new railway concession connecting Pe king with Russia's present system in Manchuria. Not since the taking of Port Arthur by Russia have tha Chinese been so agitated as over this demand. Whetn er M. De Giers named a specific route ia not yet aacertainable, some officials as serting that only a preliminary notice was given for a line direct fiom Peking to Shan Hai Kwon. Ceitainly the British legation in Peking had no previous knowledge that such proposal was coming from St. Petersburg. The concession asked for would ruin the existing northern rail ways, in which British capital to the amount of 2.000,000 is invested, but there aeems to be no alternative route without interfering with plans for rail way extension which the Chinese themselves have in mind. It is believed that Russia's action in this matter ia intended to demonstrate to the world that the recent convention with Great Britain respecting spheres of influence in China, which waa noti fied to the Chinese government almost before this last convention waa de manded, haa not fettered the action of Russia at the court of Peking, and also to strengthen Russia's prestige with the Chinese, which was unfavorably affected by her withdrawal of her late protest respecting tbe northern rail ways. SITUATION ON THE ISLANDS. Otis Glvae Ordera for Receiving; th Filipino N.gotiator.. Washington, May 16. The follow ing dispatch from Major-General Otis, giving the status of the military situa tion, as it now exists, in the opeia tions against the insurgents, was re ceived at the war department today: "Manila, May 16. Adjutant-General, Washington: Tbe situation is aa follows: Lawton from Baliuag haa taken Ildefonso and San Miguel to the noitb, with slight losses, and driving a considerable force of the enemy; gun boats and canoes, accompanying 1,600 men under Kobbe up the Rio Grande from Calumpit.will depart on the 16th. MacArthur remains at San Fernando, oovering the country. "Yesterday a messenger oame from Aguinaldo expressing a wish to send a commission to Manila for a conference with the United Statea commission to arrange terms of peaoe. Direction have been given to pass a body of rep resentative inaugrents to Mauila, should they present themselves. OTIS." To B flnnboata. New York, May 16. Under the In structions of Secretary Long, the gun boats Annapolis and Vicksburg are to be placed out of com mission and re fitted for service aa gunboats, instead of aa training ships. Experience haa demonstrated that these vessels are too small for the training service, and their placea will be taken in this serv ice by the Monongahela on tbe At lantio coast, and tha Hartfotd and tha Pensacola in Pacifio waters.