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OF CILUAM COUNTY. cfakt paf:i in :c: rr. GL ADVEKT1CIX tATEi. nLM hut nvkioif t ....8. A. PA7TIS0N..., Editor aa frcprUtcr. Protanrtsaal i 41 W ff it On miui , 1 r nt i'jt'' OMhGiutr eei.au-,..... --. ait 66 yf nun !1m if am tmra a4 1 east. L iw CSIOItirTIOM RiTtll iM?r(1n ...... ..-.....- 1 M I AOl lB w4tIU?e...........M..,........ f CO ti month .. fart mttnthi tlttf -9 f4)lllilltllHlt4ltN U'NHIIWHNIHIHI1 vO -W. UeJ n4T-ita wCI la H mm m tktft t to party arWrfn tksa, m ks VOL. XI. CONDON, GILLIAM CO., OREGON, TIIUKSDAY, APB1L .18, 1001. NO. 6. Mi a-4 twr totoN aAdarta to hnirtri CONDON QBE. V hb or nit From AH Parts of the New World and (he Old. Or INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS Somprthtntlv Rivkw of th Important Nap putlnpef lh pMtVMklia CondenMd form. Tha Taft commission Is la Western tayte. There will be no strike on the Jar sey Central. The allotment of Chines Indemnity has been Died. An American party wai almost en trapped In Leyte. All arrangement! are complete for the president's trip. It la evident that Japanese wilt ex pect war with Kua.la. The trial of an army scandal caae baa opeued In Manila. The crown prince of Germany will vIhII the Auatrlan court Moral cruaade In Seattle Is a per aonal war on Mayor Humes. Twelve cents per pound has been offered for hops at Salom, Or. Japan demands to know whether emperor will return to capital. The our&lnjr of the negro Alexander at Leavenwo th Is being Investigated Mra. Notion was arrested for ob structing streets of Kanaas City, Mo. Many natives flocked to Capls to hear form of provincial government explained. Twelve thousand acres In Douglas rouuty, Or., are to be prospected for oil and coal. Cooperative method of marketing fruit waa dealt a severe blow by Cal Ifornla court. Three Pennsylvania people were run down by a train and killed, and an other Injured. Conduct of ministers of .powers In postponing meetings causes much ad' verse comment. Ann Arbor university dean of toed Iclno acknowledges Student Hare baa bubonic plague. The stolon gold bars were found during the cleaning of the Kaiser Wii helm dor Grosse. Captain J. 0. Grlffin, a Columbia (8. C.) railroad man. was shot, prob ably by Major D. II. Evans. Commissioner Young, of 1905 cen tennial, would call on the Orient for both funds and attractions, Washington pan-American fair com mission turned down honorary mem bers of woman board of managers. One of three Idaho men who fired on deputy sheriffs from ambush waa killed. Trouble probably due to abol ition of martial law. Charles M. Pepper and Professor Edward M. Ross were speakers at the convention of the Academy of Polit ical and Social Science. Anton Pfanner. Forest Grove, Or., banker, who failed for $40,000, and then mynterlously disappeared, has turned up In Switterland. The Taft commission has arrived at Ilo llo. Botha reopened peace negotiations with the British. Agulnaldo will not be released until he secures Tlnos surrender. The war department Is advised of the coming of a Cuban committee. The United States will have cutters In Behrlng sea for protection of seals. The transport Rawlins caught fire at Brooklyn, was Oiled with water and sank. Governor Alien, of Porto Rico, says the reports are not true that natives of that Island are starving. Attorney General Blackburn holds that the Oregon law requires fisher men to secure two licenses. An explosion in the Santa Crux, Cal., powder works caused the death of one man and the serious Injury of another. The cause of the accident Is unknown. A new process for making armor plate has been discovered whereby manufacturers may be able to furnish first-class material to the government for $150 per ton. Three gold Ingots, worth $22,750, were stolen from the steamer Kaiser Wtlhelm dor Grosse during her pas sage from New York to Cherbourg. No clew to the perpetrators. One of a band of roving gypsies. near Monence, 111., sold two girls, of whom he was guardian, to another man of the same band for $800. The girls objected to the sale, and a riot was almost caused. Admiral - Sampson receives $3330 prize money. J. P. Morgan organizes a depart ment store trust. The American claim for Chinese In demnity amounts to $25,000,000. Lord Kitchener reports the capture .. or Petersburg, the Boer capital. The Russian fleet returned to the French coast and saluted Loubet Four , large Alaska transportation companies have been merged Into . two. - The Negros governor tried to start a rebellion, but could not secure a following. The "Edinburgh Castle" public house, situated In the Strand, London, is to be hauled down, and the London county council has to pay 22,500 as compensation. Probably the smallest monarch In the world reigns over the Hindu vas sal state of Bhopaul, and governs a people of more than a million souls. This dwarf Is a woman, DJlhan-Be- gum by name, but although she is about 50 years old, she does not ap FIELD CUN TESTS. Will Be Made at Sandy Hook Month. WASHINGTON, April 18. Prepara tions are making- for Quite an exten sive and important test of field gunsjtem$ of Interest From All Parts at Sandy Hook some time In May. At nrn-.tnt tha armv la not well emilnnod with field guns, compared with other wl-hei " to obtain T the very best guns possible for the equipment of this Ira nnrimit branch of the service. The tests will be under the direction of the A board of ordnance and fortifications. ll- Knn4 awts- nnltt will luut tl-H aMttiai aa mar be nresented by manufacturers and Inventors, but It is expected that the uew tun modeled on the plan oil the irrench field guns and constructed I nania mrA flfo f Inn favlll Ft I tested. The plans for this gun wera Cable CoveWork has been re obtained by an army officer who was ""ed at the Ooldbug mine, la Cable claimed to have secured complete de- tails of this gun, which artillery ex- pert have asserted Is the best In the world. The mechanism of this gun nas been concealed ana lis secret carefully guarded By me rrencn gov- ernment. The report that the United !iVue" Jfwl 51.2! u .H. nnw. 1 lie, and since then the procedure of the department with reference to the gun has been watched with Interest by ordnance experts. The French government has not guarded more carefully the mechanism of lta gun than the board of ordnance nas ma moaing or me new neiu gun which ib to be tested in May. POSTAL 8ERVICE IN PHILIPPINES. Auditor Lawshee Found a Poor Sys- i.m vi " WASHINGTON. April 13. A letter 1 from A. L. I-awshco. auditor of the Philippines, has been received at the war department, and certain portions Ul II lD uv-r-ii mui iu ii"J j,w.i,v. I u- 1 Ll. In t , wv l , ( M Th. I lit. I ... ter relates largely to the memods or keeping accounts, which are not. ap- M.ni-n.l .u ft.fa T unuhiiA and ttrnirn I have not been In accordance with the (nm. nr..rihA,i Mr ijiwahK tik four expert clerks when he went to the Philippine; and these are going Union The Oregon Sugar Company over the accounts. It la said at the,m havt, nn rr. in auear beets department that there Is no Intimation of any fraud, but a system or oook- keeping Is In vogue which lacks the Business meinous neccBiiry iu nevuiw the best results. jue accounts aa men nere. "'i 1 l)n,lnid,iA, rinn.rnl Snillh "urn eer-I talnlv amDle. They account satlsfac torlly for everything. As to irregular- Itles, there Is absolutely no word or foundation for euen a atory, ; . jot long ago one or tne most experiencea in- spertors in me posiai serum HB" Snt th Phillnolnes. and he made a thorough Inspection of every detail of the work there. His report paid a high tribute to the condition of affairs, Tlie reports irom mere mow buu. some surplus, a "owing " . um I , fprvi. B ,u lu u...u cou d make. THE STOLEN GOLD BARS. Steamer Officials Say They Were Taken In New York. BREMEN. April 13. In support of their belief that the gold bars reported "J nrossi Tin transit a'8e''lbmL0I??!SiKa".: . . . 1 - .. 1 uetween rxew 1 urn auu uwiuums were stolen at New York, the officials of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company point out that the specie room on the Kaiser Wllhelmder Grosse Is situated behind the baggage room, and that the trunks of hundreds or M .1 ,. nnnlncfr t ha I j . u .nnl Th. nffln ala "V"'u"' "l?r.. -1 . :.;.. .w .hi gold was abstracted between the arier- noon when the barrels containing m 2.000.000 marks were placed in the strong room and the following morn- lng. when the passengers onggage was stowed away. The officials are of the belief that the thief allowed himself to be locked up in me oag ro.ee, room after the gold waa aepos- Ited in the strong roam, ana munanBu tn tnkA the bootv ashore during the confusion of arriving passengers and the stowing away of tne naggage. TRANSPORT GOES DOWN. Rawlins Catches Fire at her Dock In New York and Slnka. discovered In the second hold of tha transport Rawlins early today. The W-V w:.; nVn"; n,T Z'a: mv. A iinitAS x-,ntrl fiftAfl t": .V work hv" firemen n antitv" of water Wool-Valley, 1314c; Eastern Ore the immense quantity or water 1 Qffl1,. ' h.ir 9ama thrnnch thn nnrt hn da by tna nreuoum. dm nut... v.. a t. cr a nn iv eanv m Tna miin at ner pici. . . . .1 The cargo, a large portion 01 wnicn consisted of horse feed for array use, will orove a total loss. The damage to the transport is estimatea at 000, and the cargo at isu.uuu, Suicide of a New York Broker. New York. April 12 Benjamin Forst. a broker and member of the consolidated exchange, committea bui- clde today In the Hoffman House. After a niltnt OI meuiittuun, bubui u one seems to know where, he went to the hotel at 5 0 clock this morning. A bottle Which had contained carbolic acid was found in the room. Mr. Forst haa outsianawg we wk um business on mo equalise jtbibiui, and this is Denevea 10 nnve ueeu iuo cause 01 nis Buiume. , iuibi uuu - more than $320,000 in his stock deal- Ina-a. In some ouarters there was an Impression that Mr. Forst was worth at least $50U.uuu. German Officer Killed. Berlin, April 13. A dispatch from 2,350,000, and at the present time, in Pekin Bays that Captain Bartsch, of spite of the large emigration which the Second infantry (German), was has given 1.000,000 people to the found dead In the neighborhood . of United States, the population is 5. Pekln yesterday. An inquiry has been 150,000. opened and the information so far ob- But one person Is alive who sat In talned tends to show that the officer the house of commons when Queen met with an accident. On the other victoria came to the throne. It is hand, a dispatch from Pekin to the rjari Fltzwllllam, who, when Viscount Lokal Anxeiger says Captain Bartsch Milton, waa elected a few months wr shot while riding near the Sum hofnro William IV died. At the Dia- mer palace, and that his horse dls- appeared. . ... OREOOii STATf I1CY5 . e. , Ul W JMW COMMERCIAL AND PINANC1AL HAPPENINGS Uriel Rsvlew of th Growth ant Impreve. eut Our Thriving Commoawsaiuw iaaaa ...mill in h L,ubi.hed near'the mouth of Rock ployed. Grants Pass Prospects are favora- jble for the resumption of active work 1 at the Pacific pine needle factory at g rants Pass. . . fc rountv Tele- pJYVAb CoK" ta tK Sim" of anew company 'just organ- 11 ai taiaiey. Coos City The shaft at the Coos City mine la now down over 300 feet. ana u is expecieu cui wi In the next 100 feet. coos County Work has stopped In 0ne of the tunnels In the Beaver hill mine, Coos county, pending Instaiuv tion of new machinery. Baker City-The Bonanxa mine, In Baker county. Is making preparations to Install considerable new macninery. Some of the buildings will be re modeled. a.ii TI, Arllnrfnn War. 1,"" h. mH. th nur. cnagfl of about 7000 ,ack of wheat itore(1 on tD8 Heppner branch at r). ..n.i. frnm 43 to 45 cents hughpl n Tk. Rr.n. P. nn". CTI Water .Light JwtoWta rvrLViveju vv vs. -aa met pipe, xor an " ' " above the place where the water is now taaen out 01 me river, near union this season. During the thnnin- Bnarinir time bova and K,rjB wlli be empi0yed to do .most of lne wort, six dollars an acre win b naia for this work. It Is said good ,. - k made Galls creek uperationa nave dwu resumed at Kubll Co. s quarts mine, in uau a creea wnnn, Weaton TUia town will Issue $5000 wortn of t0 raige money to im nrove lta water aunolv, prove waier ,UPP!'' Eugene Boy tramps are reported as being more numerous in Eugene than ever before Known Cp,nt, p.,-Work has commenced on th 0ranU Pa88.winiam8 telephone une and will soon be In operation, Baker City During March, 98 coy ote scalps were turned In at Baker City at the office of the county clerk. Wendllna Smallpox Is very preva lent at thlB place, and county author itles have been appealed to. So far it Is only In a mild form Corvallla-Benton county haa Issued a call for all warrants outstanding f , m iinn anil m will J J ; l "v"d "am u"" Brownsville There are now two brass bands in Brownsville. A new one has Just been organised, known as the Brownsville Independent band vjFBlluaio l ucin uoio uoou voco of smallpox in and about thla place, "" .: " " . ' Athena A man arrived at Athena on a new bicycle and waa immediately arrested by renuest of Pendleton au thorltlea. He had stolen the wheel from a 8t0re at that place. PORTLAND MARKETS. When! Walla Walla. 56 U(a 57c Valley, nominal; bluestem, 59c per bushel. Flour Best grades. $2 700)3 40 per barrel; graham, $2 60, Oats White. SI 25 ner cental gray, $1 2 OP I 22 i per cental Barley Feed, $16 6017; brewlnn, 11 7 bo- chon J lings. $21 50. shorts, $17 60, chor Hoy-Timothy. $1212 50: clover, 79 60; Oregon wild hay. $67 per I tOIl. Hops-1214c per pound; 1899 crop, w.-v, 1 wuv .... , ,,, onoo I rlnlrv 1Ktf?)1Rr- atnrp 10(f?)12t4e nor OUiWIl' OUWJ V1C.UIOIJ, iVUV,.71V ------ """l - ili&fB w v -f,(u s J aw & aw )t ava dozen. ; Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3 50 6; hens, $56; dressed, ll12c por pound; springs, $4(S'5 per dozen; ,li,lro tRiRiR- ffoeaa tRfftiH nor rinvan- turkeys, live, 1012c; dressed, 1314c nor nnunn cheese Full cream, twins, 13(5 j30; Young America, 13V4Hc per nntinri Potatoes 50860c per Back. Mutton Lambs, 10llc per pound Urnna- heat ehnen. 18: wethers. SS: ewes. $4 50; dressed, 7V47c per pound.. Hogs Gross, heavy, 15 7&(EP6; ugnt, .4 755; dressed, 7c per pound. veal Large, 77ic per pouna; gman g9c per pound. R0t nroaa tnn steers. ISrtSS 2: Lows and heifers. .4 5004.75: dressed beef, 78c per pound In 1800 Sweden had a population of mond jubilee there were several sur- vlvors of pre-vlctorlun parliaments. M'KINLEY ON WHEELS. Teur te fa Made by President and His Cabinet. Washington Correspondence. President McKlnlcy's tour to the pa cific coast and thence eastward to Buffalo, whence the return to Wash ington will be made, will be one of splendor. The train upon which he will travel will be most gorgeous and costly. President McKlnley will travel across the continent surrounded by across the conunest surrounded ny his cabinet, with the exception of Sec retary Gage, who remains In Wash ington. It Is proposed to transact im portant business while en route. The cabinet officers will keep In close touch with the heads of bureaus of me respective oepanmenj. in vreu-i Ident will transact all of the vast rr...nmm whih h hittf YiMit 1 vm must look after while In Washington, A corps or expert teiegrapn operators, 1 to handle official messages, and every KOina regaromg mm mm irrvuuu. kockuhi contain further details re udearanh station alonz the lines of undertakes to negotiate in behalf of gpectlng the amount of IndemniUes the railroads which are to be tra- versed win be subject to tneir oraers wu'Kurs',l'T.T ",u S'STui bTheld on Tueadaysnd Fridays, Just as they are now held In Washington. The questions pertain- Ing to domestic and foreign policies wm n uKum. wp"er " " rtteT'tX. Alnt. ner VomThe state department being In attendance to reduce them to English. The con- elusions reached upon all public ques- uons win oe conveyea w mo 1 and will by them be disseminated to all those concerned. Trip for Recreation. Aa this Is to be a trip for recrea tion and pleasure, the president wants It understood that he will avoid formal receptiona wnerever possime ana mk "CinV want escape doing so. They want to see evemhlng that will serve to ve 1.1 I mem an iaea 01 mo progre uu u- vancement of the country, and lta rnmmerclal rrowth and mercantile stability. They will pay a special visit to tne great cotton wnarves 01 New Orleans to witness the loading f .t.mra nf all nations with the staple product of the fields of the South. The party is due in San Fran- clsco, May 8, and will participate in along the wharves imparted a color tals, it will be seen that if the remain the launching of the battleship Ohio, land picturesqueness to the scene in Dowers are to be allowed a nro- ana win reuiuiu ua uj. i is to be followed north to Salem, Port- land. Seattle and Snokane. and thence the party will move eastward into Montana, where, after an Inspection of the vast copper mines, they will SS 1 Lll 25 i UCUVO w w xau' - - 1 Salt Lake and then eastward through Colorado, stopping at Denver tor a that Russia will be associated as conf protracted visit. From Denver the pletely as could be desired with the train roes to Topeka, Leavenworth fetes on the Riviera. Those who have ". l8Wi,1l.8.& !Ut,'h D?8! 1 UUUUI CU WJ m v IOIV VI vnv w. 1 Mississippi valley will be traversed iNim ht Mtr tn fit Paul, with RtODS I at Keokuk, Burlington and Dubuque, From Train to Steamer. frnm at Paul th nartv roes to Htlnnaannlla and then to Dnluth. where a steamer of the Great Northern line will be waiting to convey them through Lake Superior, the famous . . ... .. , ,. BSUlt canal, Wltn lis wonaeriur iwm, tha Rtralt of Mackinaw. Lake Huron. th St Clair and Detroit rivers, and T.aVa V.ritt tn Rnffnln The trln down h taken will noasess novelty and interest for every member of the L" "IX th" tme - ak.. -.kM, i n nss. o 1. I will constitute a recreation after nearlv five weeks of travel by rail through plain and prairie, desert and, mouniain ana vaury. An;ri; ru at laSala Then he is to go to Niagara Falls and make a trip down the American rapids. After he has done that he and his nartv will am hark on a new BPecial Fi. nJfSEZZ: !rHvin- thre June 15- ' President McKinley will travel about 18,000 miles ori" the fastest, safest., most comfortable and best- equipped train America can produce. !... -..... A a..ii MO Will VIBU 40 Biavco uu i. .nH tnnrh tha pmithem. western and northern boundaries of the coun- Mr McKlnley and the members of hla cabinet are to be accompanied by their wives and several other ladies, well known In Washington society, will accompany the party. ASK FOR nttit VLn. A0Rl ru"l ' Danaaltors Will Wait on Bank Which Failed No Longer Mirxtr wHiTrnM Wash' Anrll 15 NEW WHATCOM, wasn., April 10. .iin- 4K riava at th mnuest of the bank officers to enable them to raise funds with which to reopen the Scandinavian-American bank In this city, which failed February 27, the de posltors today unanimously requested the court to appoint Robert Mulr per manent receiver, and he was request- xo. ?:rr eu,. appomtea, , xm 7 tZ atepa to punish those responsible for the failure of the Institution. PresI- dent H. St John, of tha institution, is said to be ln London to secure funds from his family with which to pay de- posltors. His legal adviser Is ln New York trying to dispose of some pic- tures belonging to the St. John fam- lly, with the same object in view. St. John was aiso presiaeni oi me n - . Ttlt a. Dl.lnA Wo C h which failed the same time as the Scandinavian-American. The uaDUi- ties of the two institutions are said to be about $50,000. It la believed the assets are practically valuelses. -1 , The London Times was first printed by steam power on the morning of No- vember 29. 181. . " 7. r . ; Four Counterfeiters sentenceo. pokane, Wash., April l-. our counterfeiters, were sentenced by Judge Hanford this morning in the federal court, dames WBB Sr 10 years, while Mike Williams lace, the last member of the gang, was sentenced to one year. Moriarity and McCleary were partners of Arthur Spencer, the bogus Chinese Inspector, in the daring Jallbreak a few weeks ago. and Mack MciJieary got oa wua e bum ua iu 8.. , that the rebellion of General Tung years each at hard labor in the United three provinces i which 'remain In force. Fuh Si a.m0Unts to much. "It Is . . i-. .t . r yp V 1 aj at. I Tn Vi a future 1 r I ni n n rfoairAa nop rrii l . . . . . DOTIEA YAHT5 PtACf HaS ReODf ned Negotiations With tut DTltiSfl. DEWET HAS NOT BEEN CONSULTED . The Boer General, Learnl"! That the frtt SUUr InUllect Had Weakened, A. fumed Full Ruponiibility. CAPE! TOWN, April 12. General J wiu rwyu 1 th British for Deace. It Is understood I here that although General Dewet, In recent interview with General the entire Boer forces. The British authorities here consider mat if uen- eral Botha surrenders, Dewets 101- , Aa explained here, this action was determined In part by General Botha's discovery at a recent meeting that General Dewet's intellect tad weag- that b, ,nfluence tb.W lowers waa diminishing and that con- tlnuance of the campaign, In view of General Dewet's Irresponsibility, rest- a wita uenerai Botna aione. FRENCH ARE HAPPY. Russia Givea Another Proof of Her Friendship. I , , ... , . PARIS, April 12.-The Important skfM i,(4lnfl attAnitlnw DwAflirlonr . T All- 1 " , ' J f u S , W.T brought to a climax today In the double naval demon8traUon at Vllle- . on . . in t?th nmvaA I aplendld spectacles. The profuse dec- orations at louion, me nuuuaa 01 Pleasure ooats nitung .U19. bor, the gaily dressed warships lying In tha anrf th animation of the immense crowds of strangers Jost- ling one another in the streets and wmcn uuivieu me niiuauuu ai iiuo- tranche. The French people, however, derive aa much Dleasure from the In- cidents at Villefranche as from the meetinK of M. Loubet and the Duke Uf Genoa at Toulon. ,J2f. ?188L; fly" i-f duumai varro LuaW oaiuiu vuv si ident on his departure for Toulon so IUCUUIJ nUU AU1U LUUUHICO MO uwn compelled to admit that they took the rf.il.. tnr l)u roialitv Thnaa vhn rnn. tended that Russia wished to manifest hostility toward the Franco-Italian rapprochement now have proof to the Contrary in the fact that the Russians came to salute the president at the very moment when the fetes at Tou- Ion. sealing this rapprochement, were . v ut iij VfcititAN is insn. Brlaadier-Gerueral John B. Turchln Must Go to Asylum. CHICAGO. April 12.-A special to the Tribune from Nashville 111., says: Brigadier-General John B. Turcnln, oldler, scholar and author, la insane, and confined In the county jail in mis clty' whence h? be transrerrea to the Anna asylum tomorrow. General Turchln was norn in kus- sia, and received a military training. I ne was tuuiuiiBsiuueu tuiuuci ui iuo Nineteenth Illinois Infantry by Gov- ernor Yates, In. 1861. He organised his regiment at Chicago, and left for Tennessee, where General Buell placed him at the head of a brigade. Here Turchln offered a p an to his enn.rlnr nfflmri tnr rnnturlna- Hunts- " ville. which was accepted and proved successful. In recognitifin of this ser- InUSl Chicago Board of Trade Battery into a battery of horse artillery. He com- manded this division throughout the Tullahoma campaign. ?"rlnLvthvl 22?$ JSZ' uaigu, wim mo wiuuuuu iij mauu- euished himself uuon several occa- slons. During the Atlanta campaign tn 186 Turchln participated in the Momenta of Resaca. Kenesaw Mountain and others. Here he was . a ,m h iot resigned, MOVE TO NEW CAPITOL. Governor Roaers Says It Will Prob- ' OLYMPIA, Wash., April 12. Re- htarding when the state will take pos- session of its new capitol building. Governor Rogers today said: .There was a tacit understanding between the capitol commission and the board of county commissioners that, inasmuch as the county will probably rent part of the present state building for a time, at least, the two boards would work in harmony, so far as possible, in making the ex- cnange oi omces, wuuuui uiarommuu- I Inn aHVa. V0-ttf tit t Vi A trilTIOflH rTl In the summer months, during which the supreme court is not m session, will, no doubt, be the best time at which this exchange could be made with the least possible Inconvenience: As the county will only have need of two floors of the present state build- ing, the exchange can be made without serious aimcuiuea. : Russians nox uneasy. gt, Petersburg. April 12. The Novoe yh that Rugsla naa n0 p. ,in,a8iness reeardlnir Man. " , c7 " " IIZZ 7 churia. She possesses agreements mer position 'restored, she can at any time sign the treaty ip her posses- sion. 1 burg Zeltung says fwe to act In Manchuria for the preservation of order as her Judgment dictates. INDEMNITY CLAIMS. Russia Heads the List With Ninety Millions. BERLIN, April 16. The corrcspond- t of the Press hears tonight from an indemnities for war excnses. exclu sive of claims of private individuals and missions, have been fixed as fol lows: Russia, 260,000,000 marks (about $90,000,000); France. 260.000.000 marks tesoM.oooi! fiermanv 240, 000,000 marks (about $60,000,0000); England, SC,000,000 marks (about $22,- 000,000). France will Also present claims for the indemnity of the Italian mission The Amount Too High. txrachinrtnn inHi ifift, i, claimed from China by the powers. It mntin that tho.. oioim. v,.o much exaggerated In some statements. though the sum total 1. still far in excess of the amount of money it Is believed here that China can raise. It i8 the belief of the state department that the total claims should not be flowed to exceed $150,000,000 or $200, 000,000. According to the information received here, the British claim, so far as formulated, is reasonable In amount, aa compared with other claims. In fact, the United States and Japan represent, in these negotiations. " moderate element whose desire prevent me imposition or cnarges that shall dstroy the Chinese govern- m. . t. .... , empire. None of the claims exceeds $100,000,000. and even the largest Is J 'tU,' ,' v ,...,. , HffiStfS tS "Cf . TV . . ... .... . wnicn is nxea at xao.uuu.uuo. ine uer- man clal la fleilbi- nnnir hetween $60,000,000 and $80,000,000, but Is near- er the former mark at present, though .. An,,M,aai, , . oo lt dOUbUeSS, Will grow. As already stated, the claim of the United States is $25,000,000, and, with these few to- portlonate share, the aggregate will be oeyona cnina s aoiuty to pay, wnicn has been tentatively placed at $300, 000,000. Nothing has yet been deter mined respecting the method of rals- 'ng the indemnity fund, even after an I agreement is reached. VERMONT BANK WRECKED. Cashier of . Vergenne. Institution De- I celved the Officers. I v.KW!.ANi!.s, vt., April 16. The warmers- is auonai Dans went into tne hands of John P. Sullivan as receiver a. the flnue of husinosa thfa aftomnnn The exact amount of tne shortage is 6 not made public here, but it is inti mated that the entire stork will he mated that the entire stock will be wiped out and in .addition the stock holders will be heavily assessed. It is not thought likely the depositors will lose. Special Examiner Cunningham was asked for particulars tonight, but he declined to say a great deal, merely remarking that Cashier Lewis had de- celved the officers of the bank and that he alone was responsible for the wreck. Mr. Lewis is very well known throughout the state, has been a mem ber of both branches of the state leg i8iature, and in 1886 was a candidate U gUte treasurer. He remalns at ... . . me and has turned over to the of- fleers of the bank his entire holdings of stock and negotiable property. His sureties are equal to $30,000, and the men who naye Bigned hia bond are belIeTed to be KOod for the f ull amount "wu m ue guuu lor lue lull auiuuuu $350,000 Fire in Blower Works. , nS of the extensive blower works of the B. F. Stertevant Company, In the Jamaica Plain district, was burned eari tnis m0rnlng, causing a loss of $350.000. . The concern manufactured . . . , , various kinds of machinery and elec trie goods, as well as blowers. All pat- terns and plans were destroyed. The company had recently added $75,000 w th . t , d marnin(r haA worm or toois ana machinery, ana naa a large amount of electrical work ready for shipment. It also had big number of engines and blowers for the government for use on battleships and cruisers ln course of construction loll n n.V 4 hiaha si r. 4 -w. s-. 4 - - Russia Laying Mines. London, April 16.-JosePh Chamber Iain's organ, the Birmingham Post, learns that the Russian ministers of war and marine have issued Joint or- . f . . . pxtfinsiVR derf ror ine &nats 01 fn extensive system of submarine mines at Port Arthur, Vladivostock and elsewhere In those seas. The apparatus leaves Odessa early in May. "un uown DV a Tram Wilkesbarre, Pa., April 16. A party of four people while crossing the tracka cf the Lehieh Vallev railroari at rac8 tB Lehigh valley railroad at South Wilkesbarre early this morning, were run down by the Buffalo express going north. Three of the party were killed, and one injured, Missionary Statements Exaggerated Pekin, April 16. Prince Ching says an his reports go to show that the missionary statements regarding a re- I bellion in Mongolia are not supported fgVtX Nde7 do taim a8gerta ,to make u geem th Qhf ls In a condltion of constant broil, ren- dering it unsafe for the foreign troops to be withdrawn. Those who have m , y, m nif - quarrel into a big rebellioaV England Wants China Opened to Commerce. WOULD GREATLY BENEFIT BOTH NATIONS Bttcr Than Demanding a Ouh Indemnity fo Boxer Outrage Japan Satiified with RuiiU'i Backdown. LONDON, April 15. Great Britain has not yet deflntcly estimated the money indemnity she desires China to pay. The government adheres to the belief that little can be gained by insisting upon cash payment from China, and though the government re grets this will possibly be a cause for delay, it continues to instruct Sir Er nest Satow to try to induce the pow ers to argee to a demand for greater trading privileges instead of money. The government Is of the opinion that the opening of those rich provinces hitherto closed to foreign commerce would result u much greater benefit to the nations concerned and to China herself than the extraction of lump sums of money. Regarding Japan's attitude toward Russia, opinion in Downing street in clines to the belief that Japan, In common with the other powers. Is sat isfied with what is termed as Rus sia's backdown, but that Japan will continue to keep a sharp eye on Cor-sa and have no hesitation in threatening hostilities should Russia menace that country. China's Resources. Pekin, April 15. The committee of ministers which is considering China's financial resources has reported the conclusion, based on what Information is thus far obtainable, that $200,000, 000 in gold can be raised without in juring China's resources. The exami nation by the committee into the sub ject is thus far incomplete, and it will probably subsequently learn that other Chinese resources for indemni ties are available. The discussion of politics has this week given place to amusement, com mencing with the German races at the '" Hunting Park, Monday last. The re mainder of the week was devoted to International races, an assault at arms and tent pegging at the Temple of Heaven. The Russians particularly are celebrating the Easter holidays. The ministers openly express their desire that the foreign troops leave '' Pekin. They are seemingly as anx ious for the departure as were the be sieged ministers anxious for the arri val of the troops. - THE FLOW REDUCED. Current in the Chicago River Is Too Strong. CHICAGO, April 15. The Post to day says: "Federal authorities have ordered the flow in the Chicago river reduced from 300,000 to 200,000 cubic feet a minute. Word to this effect came from Washington to the sanitary board today. The board will act immediately upon receipt of the official order, and the current will not be Increased, as the channel haa been widened and deepened and existing obstructions to navigation ' have been removed. Ac tion on the part of the war department was. brought about by the protest of local river interests and the Lake Car riers' Association, which, since the opening of the big canal, have com plained that 30,000 cubic feet pro vided by law was dangerous to navi gation under present conditions. Lo cal authorities are apprehensive of the effect it may have upon the St. Loula litigation. With the full flow to dilute the sewage carried down the canal irom me unicagu river, iu uuaru uuu no fear of the charge that Chicago was polluting the water supply of St. Louis. In view of the action of the war department, the outcome of the St. Louis appeal to the courts is doubt ful. If the legislature passes the bill authorizing the commission to collect one-half of 1 per cent tax to be used for the improvement of the river, it is believed the current can be increased gradually after September, as the work of widening and deepening the channel progresses. Otherwise It will be four or five years before relief can be obtained." A Mystery Cleared. Sedalia. Mo.. April 13. The mystery surrounding the theft of $10,009 ln greenbacks from the Bank of Com merce, of this city, August 1, 1898, has been cleared by a convict named Freeman, now in the Michigan City, Ind., penitentiary. According to Free man, the theft was committed by Irwin Gamble, who entered the vault of the Bank of Commerce at the noon hour, and got away with the money while he watched outside. Radicals on Top. Havana, April 15. The Cuban con stitutional convention placed itself upon record today against the Piatt amendment by a vote of 18 to 10 on a resolution that the convention should declare itself opposed to the amend ment "on account of the terms of some of its clauses and the way in which they are drawn, and also on the con tents of the others, especially clauses 3, 6 and 7." The-conservatives sssert that this action is embarrassing, in asmuch as it practically ties the hands of any commission that might be sent to Washington. George Q. Cannon Dead. Monterey, Cal., April 15. George Q. Cannon is dead. The end came early this morning. The patient breathed his last without a struggle. He slept considerably yesterday and the fore part of last night. A bulletin was is sued near midnight stating that he rested easy, and the change for tha worse came apparently without fore warning. The body was shipped to San Francisco to bo embalmed and reshipped to Salt Lake City, whera the interment will take place. pear larger than a child oi 10.