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THE OFFICIAL AND LEADING PAPER
OF GILLIAM COUNTY. rUILIIWID IVIRY TIUm!) IT ...S. A. PATTISON.... Editor and Proprlotor. ihthsciuptiom katesi On yoar (In tdvann),.,,.,,, .. II M If nut paid In advanc ,. ii on Hll month! 1 UU Thru Month.. MM''IH MMM(f M Btngl ouili.... .,.,.., 01 CONDON GLOBE VOL. IX. CONDON, GILLIAM CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1899. NO. 11. AS THRU TIMES THE CIRCULATE OF ANT PAPER IN THE COUNTT. AOVBHTIIINO EATII Preremlonal crdi.. f month One aqnar 1 Ml Pr month One-anaiter nolnmn. .......... ( to er month (Ani half colamu . I 00 Mr month fOnsoolamn ........10 00 oer month BbsIdm. local will M ohtrf sd at 10 mdii pet Hm for Int uunrooa and I oa per Um lhn after. Loral advarHanmrat Will la all ! b hargod to the party ordering them, M legal lata, and paid (or baton affldaTlt Ii famUhad JCnli-rnl ai t Pnttofflm al amdan, Origan, at Mvmd'KbMf mail matter O. It. K. Ou, Tim )rd. AHI.INOTnll, ORKflOK, Now tint card, taking effect Sunday, Fvurtl nrylllth! tjtirr hound, No. 1-VI Huntington, leave. Nil. 4 VI Knukanv, leave ho. !H Local I rats hi, leave wurr ucnm. No, 1 Portland, Uvi'i ..., No. I'lirllKhd. leave. No. 23lAxtl linlKlit, li'v 1. K. t HANK, Agent, ArllliHtoll, jlt. J, J. IIOUAN ' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, ViiuiIub. Or. Oftlm-Orpffnn v., tuttween Catholic Chnron ml reiltltinu ol B. I. HIiulW IW. DAKI.INO i. Attorney nt Law, Notary Public and Conveyancer, Condon, Or. rnllectlnnaand Insurance, Turin I rannhl. Ollli'n III rear ol pualollle building, Main alrwt, g A. D. til'ltl.EV Attorntij and Oountelor at Law Arlington, Or. IT. R. CntnmLaloner nd Notary Publlo In nriiiui. I'lu'iira In all lha aiai and federal crmrliof Ort-a-on and Waalilnsloil. All kind oi U. 8, land and legal bualuea Iranaaotcd. ii. wiuwtt Attorney and Counselor at Law. Th Italia. Or. Will attend to local bualneai in all oourt In th atat. gAM It, VAV VACTOK ATTOBHEY-AT-LAW. Offlo corner Bprlng itraat and Oregon Tnu. CONDOM, OBKOOX. y II. DOBYNI Attornex-at-Law, Hotarj Public. AMLIXOTOW. OR. Will practice In all th enort ol th tt. Collwtliin and Frobal Uiuinaa gln careful The Regulator Line. r TVf 111 b II W W r :f EVENTS OF THE DAY The Dalles, Poland I Astoria NAVIGATION CO. THROUGH FREIGr AND PASSENGER LINE.... THE SILENT MARCH. NOT with th dh of th uber. not with tb roll of lb drum Or tb cherra that rt tb hero when horn from tb battl b coiiim. Not to tb onud of th bugle, mellow and rUar and irwt, ! . ... Do tbujr pa on tb homeward march with nr rvturnliif feet. But Into th dim, dp ntlllnm, wtor tier- rrnor trlf may roni". With nvr a fouifall oundlof, th soldier arc niarcbtnf boot. ; Hid br aid, th lln unbroken, a 'twa la tb rear aito, Whn thr wnt with firing banner to meet lh. .nba nf th f.rfl. Tb wer tbe Toothful hero who fought for th nation men, . ? . Tbn who march to llwit mualc, carred and graj. Ilk gboat oi wen. Kor thvm no haonn flaablng In tb tld of tb noondar auo, , . for tbaim t4i erbnlea sllenc, long now wer tbeir Mine woo. Now ar th bttH rilpnt that breathed Irtai) It awf MM 1111 IlPftMlQ. TbRt UtU Itk grttu of tb brYt tb Iodb, Jt aitavatiit nr nBi t ii . Oon hi the iniok of tb battl that hong o'er tb faMmwo tin .... Till tb akr bid at noonday nd tb un And wher tb tide of earnag aurged orr tb trodden plain . No wblaper oomwi to graaa or Bower or au Ita crimaun uain. There wer tear and hour of longing for hjuu, bki ivitnM no m m. Vor tb Tolre buehml to allenet and the fuoUtrp on tb Buor. la thna far dar of battl. thoa day of bitter! tra, . . When a man fur hi country ! giory ewt price upon hi llf. . . But guarded that nation a honor down to hi l . I.Mfeath Tb anldler br who knew 00 fear, who parleyed not who acaio. And er ainc th wartime, when Iot and hoin wer wect. Ila the auldler Joined th llnt march, with neter reluming ft. . Out front the door of th cottage, from pal- are of weaitn, tney came. And th path led on lu alienee, tb way wai er tb earn. And ftlll th llut army la marching away. And fcViat recruit will Join the rank and t muatered la aoui day. -Buffalo New. Dally Line of Suamen Btiwetn PortUnd, Vancouver, Caicad Lock, Hood River and all Pointa on that Vaihington aide. )E(QRATION,I)At Tli ateamera Ica rity and Regulator lea I'nrtlaml 'ry morning (eacepl HuiMlay) at 7 I ami The lHea at 7 a. m., arrivma a. urauua tlun m ampl tlm lor outgoing train. Freight Rale Ureatly Keduced. ,. W. C. AU.AWAY.aen. Agt., Foot ol Court Strcvt, Tb lallot, Or. 77T r TTT oiiUowUJo VILLAGE f Dsraar TIMI tCHlOULII Aaatea roa freai Arilta raoa Fail Halt Tk. nnar, Fail Mall Kt.Worlh, Omaha, Mali. tUkla.at. Kanaaa tlty, lit YMm. Ixiuli, C'hieago, and EaaU nokan Watla Walla, pn- Bpokan rir kan. Mlnnaaiio. r"lyr fai. m. It, Ht. Haul, Dn- 1:11a. a p lutli. Mllwauke. Chicago and Kaat IKIOa.Bi. Ooallaalilp 4:09 p. m, rrwfrtld. Bail ry lie day. :Mp.m. eliWa lar 00p . Bi.Hiiuday Itaaaiar. Kl. Buaday Katnrday 10:01 T Aatorta and Way UndlMg. 00 a.m. WlllaiaatM mm. ;p.n. ta Buuday Ea, tuaday berg.daUm A Way lauding. 100 m. WlllamtHa and tarn- 1:10 p. m. Tun , Thur. MH lw. Mon Wyd. anAftat. R nFrl. Orgon City, Bay ton, a Way Land iuga. l OOa m. Wllli lllvw. :IOp.m. Tuei , Thnr. , , Tnea.. Tkun and Bat, Portland to CorTal. and tat. lla a Way Land Inge. Klparla laak Blmr. Lt.Uwtiton l'tAa.at, :ua. m. Sally Rlparla to Uwliton Dally Ii.Baturday . Friday J. K. CRANE, Afcnt, Arllugton. W. H. HURLBURT, atal rHBr Aiaat, rwtlaad, Of, They called It Iecoratlon dny In a little tillage aotne twenty year ago. It waa on of the great daye of the year. The vlllaa-e itself waa all green and white. Tbe hotiaes were while, with green blinds, and white fences Inclosed the ample yards. The green branchea of majestic trees met over the lone, white roadways. The stores, with their green, batten shutters, the flagpole In "the square," me town hall, with the hluhing posts about It. were all white. And on tbe hill stood tm white) church. ' In this hill church, the service of Lice- orstlon day were always held. The people who looked down on the village from "tuc ridge" could see the white steeple with its four tittle spires rising out of the dense green. It was lnndtnnrk. The church bell was sweet, clear and far-reaching. In the rear of the church were the long, low ui.,u for thn horses ami carriages, r rem each side a little cemutery stretched away; the "old cemetery" on the left, w th t iiie-worn en tniilis on gray ui-nu' stones, where the wlilte-linirea men auu women walked; the "new cemetery ou the right, with white monuments and Bower-bordered plots, where children lov ed to piny. Boltllers Iny sleeping In both. Up in tne nign miiryiuurr ire nine wooden monuments nsed only on Decora tion day upon the soldiers' graves. Kaeh year they are trimmed with flowers and evergreens, and for that one day placed at the head of the grnves. Kaeh has up on it In black letters the mime of a sol dier. These ore brought down to bo fresh ly ornamented the day tierore Uecoralion day. Certain of theso little monuments are placed unqnestlonlngly aside, some times with whispered word or those who would trim them. K widow Hikes one of these, bearing her husband's name. Two lielonir to her; but her son's she leuvos, I snd glances about the vestibule. Jills Mnnnnh. with sweet, sua face, goes to hor and takes the other one. J. ho two u-.mii.n irn out toircther to tbe slilo porcn, from which thov can look across to the spot, under shading trees, wnere tne two men He. Utuers follow tnein, nit an inose monument set aside have been claimed, ml little annrt from the gossip on the porch group of sad-raced women sit in alienee. Ksch twines tho evergreens upon the little monument before her with ten der, atmnblltig lingers. Tho name upon it her eyes cannot reua, ior tne tears uiui blind ber, but It Is written on her heart, and on the "llo of Our Honored Uead." For weeks before the BOth of May piaus (or the decoration were being made Dy the committee. The day before Decora tion day tbe congregation met. A vesti bule ran across the front of tbe church from the side door that opened out on to the small stone porches, and there the men cast down great arutfuls of fragrant evergreens. Tbe little wooden soldier monuments, painted white, were brought Into the vestibule to be trimmed, lne chatter and bustle began with the work. Little groups formed. Iiusy fingers won lowered tbe heaps of pungent green. Then often some young man and maiden would silo out together to gather a new supply. And were It not for others who built up the dwindling pile of spruce, the workers would wait long for the two who first went.' When they finally came back, he with his conscious face hidden behind the odorous green branches, and sbe, so flush' ed and shy, the merry jests were at their expense. But, though persecuted, the faces of the lovers showed that it was good to live. Within the church, behind the pulpit on the platform, two white columns rose, out lined with the woven greens, their sides hung with wreaths. These were connect ed by a broader structure on which were the words: "Koll of Our Honored Deed," and In smaller black letters. In two long columns, were the names of those soldiers tying In the little cemeteries beside the church. Spaces were left for the bunches of flowers, to be added In the morning. At the top of each column the white statue of an angel stood. Long ropes of green were draped about the high gallery, in the rear where the choir aat and about the aide lights and windows were more grace ful loops.. - . ' As dunk fell the lads and lassies had made their engagements for the next day, possibly for life, and home duties were calling tho matrons. Tbe little groups hurried away and the church was left in quiet. Each white pew door Is closed upon the green, well-pounded cushions on the narrow, high-backed seats within. The little footstools are in prim array. The hymnals aud the palm tear fans stand neatly In the rack. The gilt pipes of the organ In the gallery show above the rail, and the moon-faced brass clock on tbe front of the gallery tlcka In a loud, meas ured tone. The odor of the fresh-cut ever greens is like some heavy incense. The pulpit looms up high and dark witn tne big Uible, the hymnal, and the little book of psalms arranged upon It In severe pyramid. The moonlight creepa into tne aulet there, touching the namee of "Our Honored Dead ' with its cold nngers, two by two, up the long columns, till the roll stands clear. Through the village, as the evening grows, tbe sound of the band practicing! diligently is heard. A neighboring band joina In tbe ceremonies or tne next day and tbe rivalry la keen. All the little girls with long hair, at the Important age of 7 are to assist in decorating the graves. Kaeh fond mother braids her small vestal vlrgin'a hair in tiny strands to produce the required crlmplness. A warm, spicy odor from pantry and kitchen in the home where the out-of-town speaker is to be entertained speaks for him a comfortable Inner man. One of the prominent men of the village Is to make a five-minute apeech t the monument "To Our Unknown iH-ud." He has rehearsed it for hours lu a meadow behind a hay atack. The day dawns. The dew is brushed away by passing skirts as the women hasten to their gardens to pick their choic est flowers each culls unsparingly. Early in the forenoon the vestibule of tbe church Is filled with fragrance. Flowers of the garden, cultivated so tenderly and gath ered so willingly, ore there, and great masses of snowballs, branchea of dog wood, with their white petals crimson splashed, the sweet mock-orange, the rosy, flowering almond, all add their beauty. Tho work presses; bouquets to tack on to the little monuments, and each to be car ried to Its place; great bunchea of flow ers to be plnccd in the church windows; LATER NEWS. Agonoillo is said to be in ftong under an assumed name. Nearly 400 persons lost tbeir Epitome Of the Telegraphic in Australian hurricane. kt t,- wr1 Arbitration, tt is said, win Hong lives have DAWSON WIPED OUT TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES An Interesting Collection of Itms From tho Two Hanlipkant PrtHntad la a Condenaod Form. draw It have tiny flag between their ears and waving on tbeir backs; white horses always, the whitest in tbe lead, aud the more speckled at tbe wheels, lbe little maidens rise from their uncomfortable night's sleep, with sore heads and exceed' Ingly wavy balr. The out-of-town speak er has arrived. Tbe bell In tbe steeple of the white church on the hill tolls the hour. Tbe flowers have ben placed upon the white columns; masses of bloom are about tbe dark, old pulpit, around the side lamps, on the walls, and following the gallery rail. The church is ready. The procession of veterans forms in "the square.'' They march to the shrill, weird notes of a fife, and the tntn-pid roll mm 'ffl ii- aa-Owi OAHtfAUDfl OF FLOWERS. of a drum. Tbe neighboring band has come with but six horses, and none of them white. The church is packed to suf focation. The ministers of all the churches sit with the speakers in the pul pit The veterans file in. The band clat ters to the gallery, and sits with the choir Tbe standard-bearer drops the great flag across the gallery rail, and Its soft, silken stripes sweep to the heads of those sitting beneath. The little girls in white, and the proudest moment of tbeir Uvea, march to the front seats. The ceremoniea begin. They are very long. Tbe commander of the O. A. R. lend the services. The air grows oppres sive with the heat and tbe strong fra grance of the flowers. "A selection from the band" endangers the tympanums of every one present. A poetess recites with fervor an original poem of many stanzas to "Our Heroes. The choir has a solo for the leading soprano of each church, and other numbers Interspersed among the reading, prayers and speeches. Then the procession forms. The flower girls have their baskets of flowers. Th band leads tbe way to the cemeteries. A grave is reached. Two little flower girls come forward and kneel at either side of the grave. The name of the soldier, his age, rauk, regiment, Inst battle, and date of death are solemnly read. A short prayer follows. The children place their flowers upon the mound. 1 he band gives three solemn signals, and at each th Stars and Stripes sweep in salute over the soldier's grove. From grave to grove they go, till all have been remembered, and th sun Is sinking In the west. ' J v The village homes ore full' of friend! and relatives from out of town, staying to tea. Toung conploa stroll in the twilight through the shaded streets. Old soldier! sit In groups, recalling their battle scenes. In the cemeteries ou the hill, tne nowers hsve faded on the soldiers' graves. The little monuments show their whiteness thickly under, the dark pities. Chlcng Inter Ocean. mSHi Meant Confederotco. One of Lincolu's little stories has just come to light. It was told by Dr. alk er at the Long Island church club. Ho ssjrs: "One week before the assassination of President Lincoln he viuitod the hos pital at City Toint. I was stntloned there as a member or the sanitary commission. I was then a boy of eighteen. Imagine my pride at being assigned to convey the t'res- ident around the hospital. I reit very Dig. We came to one pert of the hospital where we had several tents of what were then called rebel prisoners. With nil the pride of a Northern boy I said: 'Mr. Lincoln, do you want to go into all those tents? There are only rebels lu there.- Laying nis nig, ffenerous hand on my shoulder he answer ed In his nulet way: 'ion must mean t on federates. And I hnvo meant uon feder ate ever since." That is the true spirit of Decoration day. e should bury all animosities, all herd feelings In the graves of our dead soldiers. We should twine with the olive branch of peace, the wood' bine of fraternal love and the honor to th bravo compassed by the nasturtium. , General Pilar, a Philippine officer, is tired and want to surrender.' . .. Mrs. Mary Coleman, who waa lick, banged herself at Moscow, Idaho. A Georgia colored couple burned their fonr childien nearly to death; the man ran away; tho woman was caught in the act Five thousand Spanish prisoners have been taken into a northern province of Luzon, beyond reach of aid by Ameri can troops. Dock laborers at Cienfuegos demand ed more pay, and not being satisfied, raised a riot, In which one waa killed and several wounded. C. W. Nordstrom, who murdered William Mason in Seattle over eight years ago, has been sentenced for tbe fourth time to be hanged. William Lockridge, an escaped Mis souri tobber and murderei.wbo waa re ported to have been drowned recently at Astoria, bas been discovered and ar rested in Montana. The gigantic copper trusts recently formed by Marcus Daly and W. A. Clake, rival Montana Billionaires, bave taken op tbe Western Washington cop per belt, near Index. Rear-Admital John G. Watson, who will relieve Admiral Dewey ' in com mand of the Asiatic squadron, sailed for his post on the steamei City of Peking from San Francisco. Several prominent government offi cials at Washington have organized themselves into a committee to reoeive subscriptions for a Dewey fund. United States Treasurer Roberts wilt reoeive tiie subscriptions. Tbe first sent in was 250, from Felix Angus, of the Baltimore American. At Moscow, Idaho, the United Slatee grand 1ury session returned indict ments against the ringleaders of the mob that delayed tbe Northern Pacific and the O. R. Se N. mail trams, and some 400 others of the Canyon creek and Wardnei miners that participated in seising the trains. The United States government is about to establish a permanent mili tary post in Southeastern Alaska. Light fortifications are to be put in and a large force of tioops will be sent north as soon as they can be spared. Tbe recent trouble over the Canadian boundary and a rapidly growing feel ing of uneasiness among the Indians is said to be the cause. New York city hat appropriated 150,000 for tbe reception of Admiral Dewey. Because be was teproved for teasing a boy, a Chicago villain shot two men, one fatally. The window glass trust has finally been organised and will control 8 per cent of tbe product. A crazy California sugar-factory hand killed his wife by cutting ber throat, aud then committed suicide. The Wheeling Steel & Iron Com pany, of Wheeling, W. va., Has want ed its S00 employes an advance of 10 per cent in wages. Pawnee Bill's Wild West show name to grief in Princeton. Students stopped the parade. Many were in jured in tbe melee which followed. It is the intention of President Mc- Kinley to be in the Western states at tiie time of tho return of the volunteers who have done heroic service in the Philippines. , :: " The federation of miners, which met at Salt Lake, denounced the military proceedings at Wardner, Idaho, and declared that union men did not de stroy tbe mill. The secretary of war has just ordered that the Washington volunteeis, when sent home from Manila, will return dl- eutly to the Sound, without stopping at San Francisco. The steamer HaBsalo, built for the O. R. & N. Co., at Portland, has proved herself the fastest sternwheelet in tbe world. In a trial run she made 26 2-3 miles in an hour. The Commercial Cable Company's ! tea in or Britannia has arrived at the Azores, and will start this week to make soundings for laying the strand which is to oouneot Germany aud the United States. The Russian demand for a new rail road concession connecting Peking with Russia's ptesent railroad system in Manchuria, is still exciting the gravest anxiety in Peking. Germans and Japanese are particularly uneasy. The Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, one of the largest producers of bituminous coal in the world, has notified its employes of an increase in wages, to go into effect June 1. Th advanoe will directly affect 10,000 men. first place in the peace conference. England will press a number of large damage claims against Nicaragua. Ex-United States Senator Charles Buokalew, of Pennsylvania, is dead. The wife of a Georgia planter killed a negro who tried to enter her room. Vice-President Hobart is slowly re covering froia his illness, and is now able to sit up. The Pana labor troubles have been settled, the nnion men gaining a sub stantial victory. Tbe Buffalo strikers have taken Bishop (joigiey's advice aud are re turning to work. The Yukon river is open from Lake Lebarge to Dawson, bnt tbe ice on the lakes is stili solid. The Reina Mercedes, one of Cer vera' fleet sunk off Santiago last July, bas arrived at Hampton Roads. Four men were killed in the War Eagle mine at Rossiand. by the hoist getting away from the engineer. A Chicago court has held that bank directors are not liable lor the mis management of funds by a speculating president The Atlanta linei Paris ran ashore on the English coast. She lost her course in a heavy foe. The officers aud orew kept cool and the passengers were taken off without fatal ity, The cruiser Olympia, with Admiral Dewey on board, bas left Manila for this country. The first stop will be at Hong Kcue. An enthusiastic farewell was given by the vessels and forts Manila harbor. Levi Moore, a clerk in the city market, at Kansas City, shot and per haps fatally wounded Mrs. Jennie Campbell, Mrs. Ella Land is and Mrs. Anna Meek, iu a jealous rage. The Campbell woman bad deserted Moore for another man. Major-General Otis bas declined recognize tbe rebels to the extent agreeing to an armistice, but be bas notified the American commanders refrain temporarily from aggressive ac tion. Thus be is in a position to te ire Did Damage Estimated at $1,000,000. DRUNKEN WOMAN UPSET A LAMP in ii sume hostilities at any time, in will defeat any subterfuges to gai time, which would not be the case the general agreed to an armistice. An unidentified American soldier was killed in Havana in a row with tbe police. General Merriam has asked for more troops. He wants cavalry this time to prevent disorder at Burke and Mullan. President Diaz, of Mexico, will ac cept an invitation to visit Chicago and the United States during the fall fes tival. Judge Baker, of the United States district court at Indianapolis, has ren dered a decision in which he holds that a sheriff Is responsible for a prisoner in bis charge, and is subject to damage for bis lynching. The Oregon regiment, though en titled to come home first, is far from Manila, bearing the brunt of the Law- ton campaign, and may not be back when the time for the retuin of tbe volunteers begins. Mexico is considering the refunding of hei existing national 6 per cent gold debt held in loreig.1 countries. The soheme anticipates an increased prin cipal. bat a reduction in tbe amount of annual interest by reason of a lower rate. Judge Mayhew has denied the ap plication for a writ of habeas corpus for County Commissioners Boyle and Stimson. who are in jail at V ardner. In rendering tbe decision, he denied every material contention of the appli cants. President McKinley has sent the foV lowing cablegram to Otis at Manila: "Convey to Lawton and tbe galant men of bis command my congratuia tions upon tbe suocesslul operations during the past month, resulting in the capture of San Isnlro. On the birthday of th king of Spain, many Spaniards in Havana raised flags over their bouses. This made tbe Cubans rise in revolt. The house of Juan Monttoto, a Spanish merchant, was raided by Cubans and the Spanish flag torn down. The po lice interfered and clubbed tbe raiders, arresting several. A Washington dispatch says: The brilliant campaign of Colonel Sum mers. of Oregon, under General Law- ton, is likely to win him a brigadier eeneral'a commission. Colonel Sum mers is now commanding a brigade, and it there waa a vacancy in the brigadier list, he would be named at once. Humphrey Taylor, a negro suspected of the Rosenstein murder at Slidell, Md shot and killed Police Sergeant Frita Passau, wounded Policeman Gow and kept a posse of half a dozen officers at bay from the loft of a House ior nearly- two honrs. Dozens of shots were exchanged between the offloers and the fugitive, who only suriendered when preparations were made to burn the premises. People Became Panio-Strlrken and War Unable to Save Anything Bnlldln Materiel Scare' 1 Victoria, B. C, May 23. The main portion of the city of Daweon.was de stroyed by fire on April' 26,' causing a loss of 11,000,000. - In all, lirDinld- ings, including the .British ..North America bnnk, were bured. The newt was brought down by T. S. Humes, a son of Mayor Humes, of Seattle; J. Toklas and a third party, who left Dawson April 27, and made tbeir way out by canoe to Lake Lebarge, and then over the ice, having a most perilous trip. - Toklas reports that the me occurred in the very heart of the business center of the elty, beginning near the opera- house, on the water front, an d spread ing with nnnsual rapidity. It was driven by a strong north wind, destroy ing everything in its way on that street down to and including Donahue & Smith's establishment ? ' The fire then took in all of the water front buildings abreast of the same blocks. It ciossed the street, burned through and spread over to Second street, covering the principal business portion of Dawson, leaving it all in ashes, with the firemen helpless and powerless to do anything. The fire consumed everything from Timmin's Royal cafe down to and opposite the Fairview hotel, the build ings being as dry as timber. 'The flames spread with such rapidity that the people became panic-stricken and unable to save anything in the way of furniture, goods and clothing. Among tbe most prominent of tbe firms burned out were the Bank of British North America, the Canadian Bank of Com merce, McLellan & McFeeley, of Vic toria, Vancouver and Dawson; the Parsons Produce Company, of Winni peg; the Royal cafe, Donahne & Smith, the Aurora saloon, the Bodega, the Madden house, the Victoria hotel, the McDonald block and theCalifornia'ex-change. There is a famine in ail kinds or building material as a result of the fire. Tbe few articles still remaining outside of the burnt district have quad rupled in prices. Doors are selling for 35 each, d r locks f 8 each, and every thing else in proportion. Nothing in the way of rebuilding ca be done un til the opening of navigation, several weeks from now, as there is not over 8,000 feet of lumber in the place. The fire was caused by a drunken woman upsetting a Limp inadisorderly bouse. None of the big warehouses were touched by the fire, so there will be no shortage of provisions, even if the lakes should not open before the middle of June, which is now predicted. Provisions have not advanced in price, nor doming, tne companies cu ing determined apparently to do all in their power to relieve the general dis tress. A conservative estimate of the loss is 11,000,000. This is based en Klondike valuations. This is Uie third, large fire that visited Dawson. IN THE LAST DITCH. Flllrno. still TIIR W1UTI ClIUKCH. everywhere flowers to be lavished. Up stairs In the "Infants' room," are trays to be filled with the bouquets each child is to wear, and tho largo ones for the soldiers' graves. Already, fro' -every direction, lines of vehicles are coming Into the village from all the little towns surrounding. The band wagon la brought out. and trimmed with flags. The eight w hit horse which null Hun unit Appomattox. It is a fact not generally known that the first and the Inst stand of tho Confeder ates were made ou land owned by the same man. A part of Bull Run battle field was owned by Mr. McLean. After this famous buttle he decided to move to a locality where there would lie less fear from the ravages of war. By a strahge coincidence he took up his abode at Appo mattox, which subsequently proved to be the final battlefield of the civil war. Minor News I tenia. S. H. Ruhlen, of Marytville, O., waa killed by a pebble from a small boy's sling. Frederick II. Gibbons, who hat been treasurer' of the Delaware, Lacka wanna & Western railroad for 21 years, resigned. One of Enlgand's greatest men died the other day at Macclesfield. Hit name was Leo Whitton and he weighed U pounds. A 110-acre burial ground for animals and birds has been established at Coxsackie, N. Y. Sister Hyacinth, of St. Mary' of the Springs, died in Columbus, O., as the result ol a shock on hearing of the. death of Bishop Waterson. Gen. Arthur MacArtbur was one of the boy heroes of the civil war, waa decorated with a medal at is, ana year litter was in command of a fight ing regiment. Aaxloua to Surrender, Fight for Time. Manila, May 23. The United States Philippine commission has submit ted to the Filipino commissioners a draft of the form of government the. president is to establish. According to this plan a governor-general will be appointed for the islands by the presi dent, as will also a cabinet, and later an advisory council will be elected by . the people. ' Beady to Give I'p. Manila, May 23. JudgeiAdvoeate Albeito Barretto, one of the Dilipmo commissioners, conferred today with the American Philippine commis sion. The primary object of the con ference waa to ascertain the kind of government that the United States proposes to establish here, iheifin- pino commissioners have no power to effect a settlement, but must refer all matters to Aguinaldo. In an interview, General Gregorio Pilar, one of the peace envoys, said: - "The insurgents are anxious to sur render, but want the assurance first . that there will be no putting to death of the leaders in the rebellion, and some proof that the Americans will carry out the generous statements ii their proclamation. We have been acquainted with the Americana only a short time. If they are sincere, we will agree to nnoondi-. tional surrender. In negotiations en- tered into with authorized Spanish officers in the previous rebellion, simi lar promises were made, but were not oarried out. Ruiz and others were put to death in spite of these promises.' " "If we give tip our- arm we are at' the complete mercy of the. Americans. "We realize the hopelessness of a Filipino republic, for the people' are now impoverished, and a continuance of hostilities would only increase the suffering." , . .. Knaalan Town Ueatrojred. Warsaw, May 23. The town of Po- rosow, in the government 01 Warsaw, has been .desroyed by fire. Twelve lives were lost and 3,000 people driven from their homes, are camping in the fields., :''-" ' Ii-Imanit Kugenla Not Read. IJpme, May 23. The reported death of Eugenia, the termer empress of France, is entirely without foundation. She is well, and today received her niece on her yacht off Naples.