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penlngi of tha Put Week In a
Mr. Natiou got a chilling welcome
Tha relwl general, Malbas, waa killad
A severs wow storm it raging in In
Si I ii it passing through another
Critical period. . .
Eight officers and 70 men surrender
ed at Su Miguel.
Thousand have died from the plague
tn Western Siberia.
Llucolu day banquets were held in
many Eastern cities.
Rioting titidanUi iu Madrid were dls
perd by the police.
The British squadron crulslug tn
Went Indian waters, will call at Ha
The civil contraot in connection with
the coming royal Spanish weddlug was
The Taft commission ha gone to
Northern Luton to establish provincial
A minority stockholder in Krie rail
road seeks to reatraiu the company
from carrying out Morgan's deal.
Tenders for 11,000,000 exchequer
bonds wei olcose.l in London. Twenty-five
millions were applied (or. The
average price was i97 6s 4d.
- At Helena, A. J. Kelly and George
Handschut were convicted of stealing
thiee calves and were sentenced to 14
years eaoh iu the peuiteutiaty.
The annual meeting of the Agrarian
Association of Tax and Ecouomlo Re
formers, at Berlin, adopted resolutions
in favor of increasing agricultural da
ties. The contest between Billy Smith and
Owen Zeigler, at Krie, I'a., was
stopped at the end of the 10th round,
church people demanding the sheriff
to enforce the law. . ,
Members of the crews of the German
battle ship Kaiser Wilhelm 11 and tha
Russian cruiser Askold got into an al
tercation at Kiel aud the Russians fa
tally stabbed three German.
The annual meeting of the executive
board of the United Mineworkers is in
session at Columbus, O. The hoard
devoted most of its time to the discus
sion of matters not considered by the
national convention at lurtlanepolis.
Ex-Kin Milan is dead.
All the saloons In Topeka have closed.
The pacification of Tansy is com
plete. The senate passed the naval appro
The Philippine tariff act has reached
Thete is no longer any doubt of tbs
plague at Cape Town.
Bids for Manila harbor improvement
will soon lie advertised.
The disorders iu Madrid aud other
Spanish cities continue.
The house voted to ask for a confer
ence on the war tax bill.
Mrs. Nation says she is going on a
world tour of "joint" smashing.
An order is t-eing prepared for the
organization of 10 new regiuieuts.
The Mammoth has been added to the
list of Eastern Oregon pioducing mines.
A ballot box was stolen and three
were hurt in an election riot in Ht.
The Chinese plenipotentaries will be
excluded from meetings of the foreign
The new regiment of the Twenty
eighth infantry is to be organized at
There is a lack of cordiality between
army men aud the Philippine com
missioners. Lloyd Griscom, United States secre
tary of legation and charge, at Con
stantinople, is coming home on leave
of absence. He has not redgned. as
had been reported.
The Ohio supreme court holds that
the state supervisor of elections (the
secretary of state) is the final judge ol
all controversies arising under the
election laws ol the state.
Senator Foraker has reported a bill
providing that Hawaiian coins may be
received at par for all government
dues, and that when once so received,
they shall not be again put in circula
tion. - The followers of General Maximo
Gomez triumphed iu the Cuban con
stitutional convention. The clause
making him eligible to the presidency
of the 'republic was adopted by a vote
of IS to 14. '
Queen Victoria had 73 children,
grandchildren aud great-grandchildren.
Lord Roberts is the first man ever
entitled to wear the Garter, the Vio-
toria Cross and the order of St. Pat
rick. Thirty-five prominent American
sculptors will contribute to the embel
lishment of the grounds and buildings
of the Pan-American exposition at
Buffalo, N. Y.
British business men think the influ
ence of a male ruler will prove bene
floial. The cunsequenoes of the disturbance
in China are being seriously felt in th
silk and tea trade.
Mr. Lillie Rich, a sympathizer of
Mrs. Carrie Nation, sued a Wichita,
Kan., saloon keeper foi $10,000 for
selling liqnor to her minor sons.
A. W. Pratt and S. fl. Jumper, of
South Dakota, before the Industrial
commission gava agricultural statistic
showing the prosperity of South Da
Doinfi Importance at th SUM CspNel
LknM Bill Detested.
Senate bill 16, lor tha licensing
stationary engineers and tireruen
Womta Suffrsji Defeated.
! ' An effort was made in the nous
Mouday to reconsider th vote by a hlch
senate joint ruiolutlon 71, for wuuiau
suffrage, was defeated. Th vote for
reconsideration wa lost, 28 to SI,
Law Without Governor's Signature.
I Governor Geer Mouday died th
barber Sunday closing bill without
bis signature, thus completing th
proceeding necessary to make it law.
A it bear an emergency clause, It
waul into effect Monday and will make
bar ber lug on next Sunday a crime.
Passed Both Houses.
The following bills have passed both
houses: House bill I, relative to
school libraries; house bill 91, to pro
hibit bartering ou Sunday; house bill
SOS, appropriation for legislative ex
pense and deficiencies; senate bill 1'.',
proviltng fur sale of school lauds; sen
ate bill 16, exemption of earning of
judgment debtors; senate bill 17. Ax
ing fees of wltuesse in Douglas, Jack
, son aud Josephine couutiet in orimiual
actions; senate bill 93, lixiug salary of
judg of Clackamas county. Incorpor
ation bills, Sheridan and Whitney.
Signed by th Governor.
Th following bill have been aigued
by th governor: House bill 3, amend
ing Albauy bridge act; house bill 4,
appropriating $43,000 lor Oregon agri
cultural college; house bill 23, appro
priating 47.500 to Oregon state uni
versity; house bill 180, for payment ol
scalp bounty warrants; house bill 224.
relative to Portland tax ley; bouse bill
257, relinquishing ground to United
States (or postofftc at Salem; senate
bill 8, relative to licensee ou stale fi
grounds. (A law without goveruoi'
signature); seuate bill 19, to pay ex
penses of Indian war veterans to Wah
ington; senate bill HO, to submit initia
tive and referendum; senate bill 104.
removing iuoliue at Cascade locks;
senate bill 1 1, to authorise Portland
to levy a special tax; incorporation
acts for the following places: Rose
burg, Canyonvtllc, Silvertou, F.lgiu,
Summervtlle, Baker City, Antelope,
Dallas, Sumpter, Myrtle Point, Med
ford. The Vols for Senator.
The vote for senator Monday stood:
Corbett 30, George H. Williams 23,
William Smith 23, Binger Hermann.
6, not voting 1, absent or paired 8.
Aid for Orphanages,
Th house committee on corpora
tion Wednesday rendered a favorable
report on the bill by lloicomb provid
ing state aid for all orphan asylums ol
not to exceed $10 per annum per in
mate. Bills Passed.
The bouse Wednesday passed bills as
follows: By Mulkey, to give old bor
rowers of school funds the benefit ol
same rate of interest as given to new
borrowers; by Smith, of , Yamhill, to
amend the charter of Sheridan; by
Masters, to reduce' fee of witnesses
and jurors in Douglas, Jackson and
Josephine counties; by Porter, to re
duce the salary of Clackamas toiiuty
judge from $1,200 to $710, beginning In
The senate Wednesday passed the
following bills: Seuato bill No. 77. re
quiring that sentence of death be exe
cuted at the penitentiary, by the super
intendent or a warden; senate bill No.
83, relating to the proof of writings;
senate bill No. 80. to create the otllce
of state bacteriologist, without pay;
senate bill No. 85, relating to title ol
floating logs; senate bill No. 103, to
authorize district and county high
schools; senate bill No. 115, a substl
ute for the original, to fix the fees to
e paid county clerks; senate bill No.
18H, to amend the charter of Vernonia,
Columbia county; seuate bill No. 102,
to incorpoiate Grass Valley; senate
bill No. 108, to amend the scalp boun
Pststd by Both Nouses.
Bills passed by both houses are as
follows: Senate bill 12, providing for
sale of school lands; senate bill 111),
amending charter of Sheridan; senate
bill 17. fixing fees of witnesses in
Douglas, Jackson and Josephine coun
ties in criminal actions; senate bill 95.
fixing salary of judge of Clackamas
Signed by the Governor,
The governor Wednesday signed the
following bills: House bill 257, re
linquishing ground to United States for
postofllce at Salem; house bill 127,
amending Myrtle Point charter; house
bill 120, amending Med ford charter;
honse bill 8, amending Albany bridge
act; bouse bill 4, appropriating $15,
000 for Oregon Agricultural College;
house bill 25, approprating $47,000 to
Oregon State University; senate bill
102, amending Sumpter charter; sen
ate bill 104, removing incline at Cas
The vote Wednesday stood: H, W.
Corbett, 80; George W. MeBride, 21;
William Smith, Democrat, 26; Dinger
Hermann, 7; C. W. Fnlton, 2; P. A.
Moore, 1; S. A. Lowell, 1; not voting,
Foi Clark Sword Fund.
In the house Wednesday Eddy in
troduced a concurrent resolution pro
viding for an appropriation of $202 for
the completion of the Captain Clark
County Sest Fight.
While the reports that will be made
by the honse committee on counties on
the Malheur county seat fight are
known, it is by no means certain that
these report will settle the contest.
The majcrity report, signed by Mo
Greer, Pearce, Allen and Harris, is in
favor of Ontario. The -minority re
port, signed try Orton alone, favor
Vale, the present connty seat. The
Vale peoplo, however, are by no mean
discouraged, claiming to hav both th
majority of th taxpayer of th county
and th property back of their position.
England's Action on the Nicara
gua Canal Project.
ALMOST EQUAL TO A FLAT REFUSAL
A Counter Proposal, Likely to Came Extended
Nesotlslloiu, Will Soon Be Presented
Through Lor! Pewwefols,
Londo. Feb. 11. It bas bee
learned thai a ml .. m ..
- - .,,. evilly vm
sent to th Cuit d Slates Nicaragua
onuai project, a will not comply
with th senate's dumauds, ueltiier
will It be in th nature of a flat re
fusal, though lor purposes of immedlat
construction It wilt be tautamount to
such a refusil. is ni
in a counter jMposal or proposals,
any iu uot esMt-i extendrd negotia
tions. The nature of th proposal I
uot yet ascertainable. Lord Pauaoe
lot will likely l the medium through
which th amwer will ba sent and by
whom th subsequent negotiations will
tie conducted. Iu ItrltUh official opin
ion, it is likely that several mouth
willelap. Mure th matter reache
a couelusb u, by which time ttie Hay
Pauncelote treaty will haveslapsed,
on th bis of the senate's amend
ments. The tlrltUh oouuter proposal
tiosf forurulatio), and it Is hoped
an entiiely new agreement, sail. (no
lory to both couulrles, will tveutuslly
Commented en In Washington,
Washington, Feb. U. Ho far a
can be ascertained, the administra
tion hss uot had any iutimation of th
counter propo-at the loudou disiwtch
ty will be mude iu th matter of the
Nicaragua caual project, TI.er is a
feeliug of regret that the British gov
rumeut has fell .on. trained to adopt
such a cour. at tbs hope was outer
taiuttd Dial the amenomeuta to th
HsT-l'auucefot treaty might have
b"n accepted iu the spirit in which
thy were made.
Senator M. rau when Informed to
night of the new staud taken by (ireat
Britain, en Id be believed Hist if Croat
Britiiu has decided to take th action
stmei, It would crest) resentment in
tho seuate ami among the people aud
distrust of tiie moves of that govern
maut. II hoped it might rult In
some c ou on the gliding bill at this
session. Seuator Morgan, however,
was not willing to iwy hat action, if
anr, he pniwised 10 take to i.iln h..n
such a remit.
One sugges'inn midt i,nl.,M .
pus'lble count, r propoaal by Ureal
Britain was that In return for couce.
slous msda bv her the might desire an
open port on the Ala-ksu coast as an
eutrauce into ber gold Aside tn th
MORE MEN FOR KETCHENER
Reinforcements for the South Afrkin Army
Boer, Held Up s Natal Train.
London, Feb, II. Pnbllo attention
hss again been turned toward South
Aliiowby the dl-pitib of re iu force
menu and the publication of Lord
Roberta' dispatches. Humor has been
in circulation that Mr. Chamberlain
had recoiuldered his f-outh African
policy, and was contemplating a louud
table confe.rm'e with John Morley aud
Sir William Vernou llarcoiirt, and
the recall uf Sir Allred Mi.ner.
'the appearauva of the bubonic
pbiKueat Capo Town seems likely to
add to the difficulties of th) slluaiion.
The authorities there have decided
upon a wholesale extermination of
rats. Should the disease spread, it
will necessitate changes in th mili
Today Sir Alfred Miluer makes an
other earnest appeal to employers to
allow as many men as possible to en
roll in the colonial mounted deiens
The Boers held up a Natal mail train
near Vlakfonteln. The few soldier
on b.ur.1 exhausted their cartridges,
and the Utters then robbed the passen
gers, afterwards allowing the train to
i Treruporti Rcqulitloned.
London, Feb, 11. The government
has requisitioned three Castle liuors to
transport reinforiement to South
Africa, The romouul department is
uncommonly active, its agents buying
largely In several parts of the world.
Following yesterday's war office an
nouncement, recruiting toJay was
Wreck In s Snowihed. v
Truckee, Cal., Feb. 1 1 Spreading
rails in the snowsheds just enst of Blue
canyon caused the wreck of a freight
train last . night. Several cars were
piled np. part of them being thrown to
the bottom of the bill and demolished.
Lli-trowshed was torn nn for Hi..
tanceofUOO feet. No. 4 Atlamio ex
press Jmd pssod the point but a few
minutes before tho wreck ooourred.
Will Try for New Comtitutloni.
Alabama and Virginia will both try
for now state constitution during 1901.
General Miyberry Prentiss.
Bethany, Mo., Feb. II, General
May berry Prentiss, one of the oldest
surviving generals of voluntoors of the
civil war, is dond at bis home here,
aged 81 years. He was known as the
"hero ot Shiloh." He defeuted Gen
eral Holies and Price at Helena,
Ark., July 4, 1802. He was the last
survivor of tho Fitz John Porter oourt
martial. He was iu the volunteer
service in Illinois during the Mormon
exoitemcnt iu early days.
Csrnegle Llbrsry for Decatur,
Decatur, III., Feb. 11. Andrew Car
negie has offered to donate $00,000 (or
the founding of a city library, provided
the city of Decatur will provde a sit
and agree to spend not less than $0,000
a year for Its maintenance. The olty
New Washington Poitmsstcrt.
Washington, Feb. 11. Washington
postmasters wer appointed today a
, follow: A. M. Martin, at Dodd; M.
B. King, at Entiat.
AT THE EXPOSITION.
1 j hi
Stales Art Alive to th Imp wtance of Making
Th different stales and territories of
th union ir allv to th importance
of th Pan-Amertoau xpositiou aud all
of them will b represented there iu a
lining manlier If present plane car
ry, as t almost sat to say ihey will,
In om instance appropriations hav
been mad for building and exhibit
aud there sr now in various legisla
ture bill peu.llng for appropriations.
New York stat ba appropriated
$300,( 00 and Is erecting a beautiful
permanent building. ;
Illinois has appropriated $75,000,
Connecticut has mad a preliminary
appropriation to cover th ipuflsee of
an exhibit and th state board of agri
culture ha passed a resolution unaul
'mously asking tor an additliiual appro
priation 01 $25,000.
I Massachusetts lias appropriated $15,
000, with h expectation of an addi
tional appropriation. '
I Wisconsin bas approptlated 125,000
aud it erecting a building.
I Ohio' appropriation it $30,000,
Th slat is putting up a haudsom
1 building which is now uearlng comple
tion. j Ithod Island list appropriated $15,
, 000 with th assurance of mora if it
should b necessary to carry out th
, Missouri hss guatauteed a if appro
priation of $13,000 to $30,000, and
. within the last fortnight th Missouri
commission ha resolved to ask for
I Alabama propose to appropriate
$23,000, ami a bill providing for such
an appropriation is uow peu.llng iu
the state legislator.
Georgia appropitate a sum neces
sary to pay the expeuses of au exhibit.
West Virginia will have a handsome
building. In advance of th action of
the legislature a guarantee fund has
been subscribed by her citizen to pro
vide for a building aud exhibit.
California has completed arrange
ments lor au extensive exhibit throngh
th state board of trade and the Los
Angeles chain Her of commerce, Th
board bat endorsed a memorial from
th water and forest association to the
slat legislature asking that th state
make an appropriation ol $300,000
equal to that given by the federal gov
ernmentto lists California properly
represented at the exposition.
Mlchlgau has appropriated $10,000
for a Imililiog and exhibit.
Iowa hss aptsilnted a commission of
eight. The agricultural and horticul
tural boards are arranging for partici
pation in the exhibits.
Oregon, Mississippi, Louisiana and
other tt.itea will b suitably represent
ed, owing to th great enterprise of
oltiena, who are volunteering private
subscriptions with th intention of ap
pealing to tbs legislature for relm.
Th New England states are com
bining lor a New Englaud building
and private aubscripttnn are being
taken In Maine, Vermont aud New
Haixpshir In anticipation of legisla
tive action. Plans hav been made
for a magnificent building ol colonial
Maryland has a state commission
and the Baltimore Manufacturers' As
sociation are co-operating with this
body to raise money for representation.
la a number of states bills staking
(or appropriations for exhibit at the
exposition are now pending. They are
a follows: Washington, $50,000;
Oregon, $:I5,000; Idaho, $ JO, 000 Mon
tana, $.'i0,000; Indiana, $100,000;
Pennsylvania, $100,000; Kauaas, $50,
000. Iu all the other states, with only one
exception, official raoognitiou has been
given the exposition by the selection of
representatives, members of women's
boards of managers or commissioners
aud through whose efforts legislative
aotlon Is being agitated
Gists Plant Burned in Pennsylvania Town
The I011 li Eillmeted si $1,500,000.
Rochester, Pa., reb. 1. The town
ol Rochester, on the Ohio river, about
23 miles (rum Pittsburg, to lay suffered
the greatest lire in its history. The
loss is estimated at $1,500,000, The
tire started just after midnight in the
copper department of the National
glass plant, the Urgent tnmbler plant
in the world, located outside Roches
ter. The night employee turned out
with their own hose and endeavored to
subduo the blaze, but a strong west
wind was blowing and the flames soon
sproad to the packing department.
The plant occupied several acres of
gronnd and employed 1,300 person.
The fire departments of nearby towns
were called upon.
Millions for Automobiles.
It is estimated that during the first
five years of this century the enormous
stun of $100,000,000 will be expended
by putchasers of anotuiotillos. It re
mains to be seen, if the prophecy
comes trne, what style of vehicle will
secure the bulk of the business. At
the Pan-American exposition all style
of automobiles will be exbibitod, and
then we may be iu betor position to
judge of the respective merit of the
various makes and methods of opera
tion. Plague st Cape Town.
Cape Town, Feb. 13. The govern
mcnt hat decided to give notice to the
foreign nations of the fact that Cape
Town is Infected with bubonic plague.
There is no longer any doubt as to the
nature of the disease. Joseph Cham
berlain has addressed a communication
to Sir Alfred Milner approving the
hitter's remarks made' in his reply to
tho Afrikander deputation sent with
a resolution addressed to Queen Vic
Saragoiia Monki Stoned.
Sarngossa, Feb. 18 During an an-ti-olerical
demonstration here today,
the students stoned several monks.
They were dispersed by police and gen
darmes. Demonstrators carriyng a
republican flag fired on the gendarmes,
and a sergeant and several people In
the crowd were wounded. The troops
are now confined to barracks. Captain-General
Borrearo was greeted with
orie of "Long live therepubllol" hav
log reference to hit republican antecedent,
Exiled Ruler' of Servia Passed
4 Away at Vienna.
NEITHER HIS WIFE NOR SON THERE
Ht Retained Potictiloa of His Fscultlea Until
Within Quarter of ta Hour of HU Oath
Body lo be Interred In Slsvenls.
Vienna, Feb. IS. Ex-King Milan,
of Servia Is dead. II pasd a sleep
lei night aud wtt uuabl to tak mill
clsut nourishment. Th remain will
b interred at Krouchol, a (acred
mnuasllo shrin in Pyrmia, Slavoula,
vtth the honors do a mem bar ol the
The Illness began with Inflows.
Milan left hit bed too quickly, aud the
result wat pneumonia. The doctors
also found (sty degeneration of th
heart, which wa th actual csuse of
death, a th danger Immediately ai it
lug from th lung trouble bad been
overcome. Fearing a fatal issue, th
doctor caused masagt to b sent
King Alexander and ex uu Natalie,
but although Milan dnslisd to see
them aud himself aeut message re
questing thslr presence, neither came.
Natalie's reply, which was to th ef
fect that sli would com if her pres
ence was really desired, reached him
just lie lore death.
Emerur Francis Joseph, who sent
an ald-de-camp lo the deathbed, ha
ordered a military funeral, aa Milan
was formerly the colonel of an Austrian
regiment. It wa Milan's written
wish that be shoe Id be buried at Svr
mia. II aald he had been greatly
disappointed at th absence of his sou,
whoso ingratitude ha provoked much
comment in Vleuua. According to
the Neu Kittle Crease, he said to hi
physlclau: "I feel that I must die,
but It Is very sad to be compelled to
die at 47."
Ex-King Milan, who was born In
1831, abdicated the throne In favor of
his son, Alexander I, March fl, 18H9.
The circumstances that compelled th
king to abdicate aros liom the policy
that ha had pursued at th beginning
of hi reign, both in domestic aud lor
elgn affairs, The new Seivian consti
tution was adopted by th grand skop
shllua January 2, 1899, bv a majority
of 4U t voles against 75. Tne mlulstry
of Nikol Cristtcb resigned. Tbe king
was unwilling to appoint a radical
cabinet, and applied first to Jovan
Kistlch, but ooold not indue that
statesman lo form a cabinet. Th
radicals refused to tak office unless
Tuschuovich, revolutionist, who had
been condemned to death for participa
tion In th Hiuuk valley uprlsin ,
shonld Ins given the portfolio of th in
terior, Th king's throne was at stake.
He determined to poiut liberal pre
fects and sub-prefects, and attempted
bv pressure on the people to bring In
a liberal majority tn th elections In
th autumn. The radical became en
rsged at the determination to exclude
them from office. Crl.llch was un
willing to play so dangerou a game,
and told King Milan that It wa tin
(XNtslbl for htm lo remain In office.
Milan abdicated the throne in the pres
ence of the ministers and chief digni
taries, and the member of th diplo
matic laidy assembled in the konah to
rel brat the anniversary of the si no
tion of Scrvta. Into a kingdom in 1882.
Ou being promised a liberal yearly al
lowance, be agreed in 1888 to go into
perpetual exile. It wa decided that
Queen Natallo should likewise lives
abroad. Queen Natalie, however,
came back, and was only expelled af
ter desperate resistance on th part of
ber a.llierant in 1891.
The Tsx en Banks.
Washington, Feb. 13. Senator Aid
rich today sent the following dispatch:
"Mr. A. B. Ileptiuru, ohalrmau Amerl--an
Association of Hankers, Chase N'a
lonal Bauk, New York City; Am le
eching a large number of letters from
banks throughout tha country, seut in
response to request Usued by your sec
retary, demauling that the tax on
Imuk capital shall lie entirely lemoved.
The house retained tha entire tax and
Ihfa senate has reduced one-half.' No
action is possible in conference except
to agree to either the house or the sen
ate provision or tu adopt some compro
mise between the two. I hope this
statement will save th members of
your association and tho members of
the finance committee much unueo t
Pnrchailng for Morgan.
Ironton, O., Feb. 13. Col. E. J.
Bird, Jr., late superintendent of the
Martin Iron St Steel Company, is here
representing J. P. Morgan & Co., for
the purchase of the plant of the Hang
ing Rock Iron Company, the Belfonte
Iron Works Company, the Kelly Iron
Si Nail Company, the Martin Iron &
Stool Company, the Norton Iron Works
Company ami the Ashland Steel Com
puny, Ashbiu.l, Ky, If 'the deal is
consummated, other plants wilt be
Raided t Depot,
" Teniftkah, Neb., Feb. 18. The rail
road' depot in this town was raided by
nukuown persons last night and 85
cases of liquor, oonsigued to people
here, were destroyed. Temakah is a
"dry town," uiidi" the local optiou
laws, and It is believed a party of wo
men took (he law Into their own hands.
Interest In Crnad.
The legal rate of interest tn Canada
in now 5 per cent.
Contracts for Protected Crullers.
Washington, Feb. 18. Th board of
naval oonstruotion today decided to re
port to Secretary Long that the bid of
Neulle & Neavy, for constructing one
of the proposed cruisers, snould be ac
cepted, bnt that the other two con
tracts be not awarded, iu view of the
heavy out made in the specifications
by the bidder.
Large Tannery Burned.
Olean, N. Y Feb. 18. Qnlrins'
tannery, on of th largest in Western
New York, wa deitroyed by flr to
night. Loss, $120,000.
Lsurltr Esplalnei th Relations Between Can
so sad the United Stales.
Ottawa, Out., Feb. 14. Th address
In reply to I he speech from th throne
was disposed of In two hour In th
house of common. During th debat
It. E. L. liordon, th leader of th op
poslilon, asked th premier at to the
condition of affaire between Canada
and th United Slate In regard to th
Alaska boundary and th Joiut high
commission. Sir Wilfrid Laurler, in
reply, said that th position of th
joint high eomiuisslon it exactly th
tarn it when it separated. Th com
mission Is si 111 In xlsteuoe. When
th sssslon of oongress and the Cana
dian parliament nr over, b expect
that negotiation will be resumed end
a satisfactory oouoluslon reached. II
had no hoie, however, of mailing a
settlement in regard to th Alaska
boundary. It waa Impossible to reach
a settlement with th present view
taken by lb United State, but b
thought an nonorabl compromise may
be arrived at. It may b settled by n
Imuorabl com prom U or arbitration.
A third party may b called to arbi
trate. For th present, there I a pro
visional boundary, which was also
adopted in th way of a oompromla.
SUPREME JUSTICE SHOT.
Trie t Prevent Two Men Searching His Horn
for Alleged Abductor.
Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 14. Chief
Justice McClellan, of th Alabama
supreins court, wa shot in th right
shoulder at hi anus this mornlug by
either Jise D, Ileal or hi son, Phelan
Heals, ot this city.
Th wound is a serious one. It I
alleged that th Bealea weut to th
house of Judge MoClellan to find John
MoQueen, of Hlrlmlnghajn, assistant
solicitor of Jefferson county, whom the
elder Real charged with abducting
bis daughtef, Caroline.
It Is alleged Misa Ileal had not been
at home all night and they bad been
luformed that McQueen had been rid
ing alxiut In a hack with her. Judge
McClellan attempted to prevent the
Boales from going through his house in
their bunt fr McQueen, This they
resented, and ou ot them, believed to
hav been the father, shot McClollaU
with a pistol. Th Rentes pursued
their hunt and believed they bad locat
ed McQueen In a closet which was
locked, and fired about a 'doaeu shots
through th door. McQueen wat in
the closet, but wat in a narrow place
to the tide of tha door, and was not
struck by any of tbe balls. The Beales
wer srrsstsd and held wltbout ball.
SEA WITCH BURNED.
American Ship Destroyed by Dluffected Sailors
I Manila -Wsi Built st Boston.
Srattl. Wash., Fab. 14. Advloes
from Manila, dated Jauuary 6, says:
The American ship Sea Witch was set
flr in the harbor Thursday night, pre
sumably by som members of the crew,
10 of whom ere cow nder arrest,
launches from th cruiser Brooklyn
and the transport Rosecrsns and
Meade towed th burning vessel iuto
21 fathoms of water on the west side
of the Tasig't mouth, where she wat
pumped full of water.
Tha Sea Witch was buitt In Boston
In 1882, and la now owned by Edward
Lawrence. She is of 1,280 tons bur
den, 197 lent In length, 87 (eet beam
aud 24 lest depth ol hold. Tha dis
satisfaction among the crew was
caused by five of them tielug put in
irons for refusing to obey.
They Dng Up th Money.
Kansas City, Feb. J 14. Clarence
Gordon and Roy Riley, aged 16 and 15,
teapectlve'y, were arrested in this city
tonight, aud $870 iu gold was fouud on
them. The boys say they saw two men
bury the money February 8, in Terre
Haute, lnd. After the uien departed
they dug up the money. Gordon says
his home is in Indiana, and Riley says
he livet in New York.
Boers' Lail Stand.
New York, Feb. 14. A dispatch to
tbe Herald from London says that a
sentiment of supreme hopefulness is
prevalent In Loudon relative to the
condition of affair iu South Africa,
aud sdds: "There is absolutely no
doubt that newt has reached here from
German sources showing that the
Boers sre pretty well at their last
Empreii Frederick li Worse,
Berlin, Feb. 14. Rumors are our
reut her today that th condition of
the Dowager Empress Frederick Is
growing worse and that her heart is
not performing its functions normally.
The correspondent, however, was not
able to obtain any confirmation ot such
Washington. Keli. 14. The follow.
ing postmasters hav been appointed:
Oregon J. M. Brumball, Aimos, vice
C. E. Biamhlll, resigned; A. B. Car-1
traw, Derby, vloe W. 11. Derby, re-'
signed. Washington j. a. rancher,
Manila; Christopher Carrothers, Otis;
Ida MoCormlck, Tulalip.
Quarantine Against Alaska Raised.
Port Townseml, Wash., Fab. 14.
Th quarantine against all Southern
Alaska portt hat been declared off,
according to telographio advices receiv
ed here today from Washington by Dr.
M. II. Foster, In charge of this quaran
tine district. Vessels arriving from
Southeastern Alaska can now euter
without undergoing inspection. Small
pox hat enitrely disappeared in that
teotion, and along the Yukon river.
Judge Jacob B. Blair Dead.
Salt Lake, Utah, Feb. 14, Judge
Jaoob B. Blair, surveyor-general of
Utah, an intimate friend of Abraham
Linooln, and a man widely known in
publio life, died suddenly today, aged
80 years. The causa of hit death was
heart failure. Judge Blair represented
West Virginia in congress for two
terms, wat minister to Coita Rica, wat
a member of the Wyoming supreme
court for 13 yean, and for a number of
year oocupisd a similar position in
Utah. Two daughter surviv him,
one of whom retidet in Ohio and th
other in Wett Virginia. '
Filipinos Warmly Welcome Amer
WHEN ON THEIR FUST TRIP NORTH
ludgt Taft snd His Associates Have Cons I
Bacolor to Orgsnlzt ( Provincial Govern-menl-BuliKsn
Will Next Be Vulted
Han Farnando, Piovlnc of Pa m pan
gs, Island of Luzon, Philippines, Feb.
j 14. Bacolor and all th towns adjacent
to th railroad, which name art bis-
'torlo on account 01 th Here battle of
th earlier periods of th American oc
cupation, turned out to welcome th
United Stale Pblllppiu commission
at it proceeJed northward, on it first
trip to organise provincial govern
ment. At every station, inoiuding
th ham let where th train did not
stop, there wer bursts of muslo from
tbe native band and cheers for th
American commission and tbe partido
federale. The oiowd at Malolos, th
former seat of the Insurgent govern
ment, was smaller, in proportion to
the population, than at the village.
At all th stops addresses were deliv
ered by th natives, and responses
wer mad by Judg Taft, th presi
dent of the commission; Profeseor
Woroester, General Flores, Chief Jos
tle Arellno and Dr. Tavera, president
of the Federal paity. The natives re
peatedly declared the people were be
ginning to understand the purpose of
the Americans, adding that the com
miaslon't ' acts showed its promises
would b kept.
Judge Taft told the people of th
towns In Bulnoan province that a pro
vincial government will shortly be
established there. The American party
alighted at San Feruando, passed un
der an arch of welcome and was
greeted by the military and hundreds
of children waving Amerloin flags aud
singing "Hall Columbia." The entire
American party was then driven to Ba
color, capital ol the province of Pain
panga, where they will be cordially
entertained tomorrow, and until apply
ing the provincial government to Pam
panga, there will be a public discus
sion of the Iswa enacted.
Geueral Grant received information
that a band of Tarlao insurgent Is a p.
proachlng (or tbe purpose of harassing
the people of Bacolor. II ha- tent
scout out after them.
Eight Officers and Seventy Men Civ Up
Manila, Feb. 14. An insurgent col
onel, Simon Tecbon, seven Insurgent
officer and 70 men, with 60 guns,
hav surrendered unconditionally to
Captain Coolea, of the Thirty-fifth regi
ment, at San Miguel de Mayumo.
In a fight at Sibnyan, Batangu., the
rebel general, Malhaa Is reported to
have been killed, Six insurgent offi
cers and 20 men were captured.
Mariquina I the scene ol an Im
mense peace meeting ol the Federal
The Women's Peace League met at
Judge Taft' house today, Senoiita
I'o'ile attempted to lutrodnce a resolu
tion requiring the telease of the impris
oned insurgents, Mrs. Tuft aud other
ladles spoke on a resolution urging the
iusurgeuts ' to surrenler. This was
adopted instead ot Senorita Poble's.
BOILER MAKER'S GOOD LUCK.
Bonds Mine In North for Quarter of t Mil.
Port Townseml, Wash., Feb. 14. A
mining deal was consummated here to
day ot more than usual luterest, owing
to the amount involved, and that it
transfers a man from the ranks of pov
erty to affluence. Erick Molauder, a
boiler maker, of this city, who bad in
vested his earnings klu Mount Sicker,
B, C. mining property by biiiug
claims staked for him ou extension of
Tyee and Leuora claims, has bonded
his holdings to London and Paris in
vestors for $250,000. The papers were
made out and signed today. Molander
spent last season at Nome, but failed to
make his fortune. He returuod ou the
steamer Charles I-ano, aud , when her
(toilers gave out and the vessel was in
danger of swampiug, he repaired the
boilers so that th steamer, with 300
paasengers, reacliod port' in safety, and
for which he wa presented with $500.
Silk Weavers Locked Out.
Scranton, Pa., Feb. 14. The strike
of the 4,000 silk workers in Scranton
has resulted in a lookout. The mill
owners and managers today declared
they will not reopen their mills until
the girls are willing to resume at the
wages which were offered nearly two
weeks ago and in which there was a
concession of 25 cents a week to each
employe. The strikers are determined
to stav out until their demands shall
be grauted. They have a sked all silk
workers iu the country for moral aud
material assistance, requesting them
to strike if the mills at which they
are employed handle material from the
Telegrsphed 200 Miles.
Loudon, Feb. 14. Professor John
Fleming, lecturing at Liveipool yester
day, said he had Signor Marconi's per
' mission to make the first mention of
, the fact that on the first day of t.ie
' reign of King Edward VII Marconi ao
j oompllahed the astonishing feat of send
ing wireless messages between St. Cath
erines, Isle of Wight, and the Lizzard,
200 miles. Perfect communication
hat tine been established.
San Diego, Cal., Feb. 14. Word
has been received from Ensenada that
Salvador 8aloria wa arrested there
Saturday, charged with having em
bezzled $2,650 of the Mexican govern
ment' money. He wag municipal
treasurer for the northern distriot of
Lower California, a post ,he had held
(or the past three years, and the money
he is alleged to have embezzled waa in
nis cusiooy iu mat capacity, saiora is
aid to have enjoyed the utmost confi
dence of hit government and all who
Better Trsd Rsperled la South and Southwest
Th Trsd Revlewi.
Bradstreet'a ays: Trade develop
ment !! from those connected with
rumor of combination in great Indus
tries, of which it seem as yet too
early to apeak authoritatively, bar
been iu tb main favorable. Several
line of trade and many ttapl price
show irregularity, but thit it not mora
pronoonoad than usual at this season
of lh year. Tb feature of th week
In distributive jobbing line ba been
th growth of spring demand In tb
South and Southwest, reflected In en
larged sales of dry goods, boots and
shoes, clothing and millinery at lead
ing center In th East and central '
West v i .
Better adlvce as to tb outlook for
trad coming from Norbtwest and Pa
cific coast 1 sports are no less noourag-
tug. Tb cereals are dull, trregnjar
and rather lower, on large Argentine
shipment and liberal Northwest
movements, tbe supporting feature be
ing th good export inquiry developed
at concessions Tb strength of sol
leather I a feature noted at many mar
kets. Shoe buyer are in full force at
Boston, and aampl ordirs ar numer
ous Fsctories ar well employed in
im medial delivery order. Buyer
ar reported more willing to meet
manufacturer' view a to price.
Lumber lias lagged among building
material, but Is stiffening In prlc as
th season of active operation ap
proaches. Tbe textiles ar rather
quiet, as to first bants. Cotton ba
weakened despite smaller receipts, be-t-aus
of unfavorable trade report
from tbe good market and advice of
shading of grsy goods.
Business failure for tb week In th
United States number 245, against 238
Canadian failures for the week num
ber 84, at against 37 last week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new yellow, $2 (s 3.75.
Lettuce, hot house, $1.50 per caa.
Potatoes, new. $18.
Beets, per sack, $1.1091. 25.
Turnips, per sack, 7So.
Carrots, per sack, 75c
Parsnips, per sack, $1.25 1.50,
Celery 60c doz.
Cabbage, naliv and California,
to per pounds.
Butter Creamery, 28c; dairy, 169
18c; ranch, 1 6c 1 80 pound.
Eggs Ranch, 25c; Eastern 24c.
Poultry 13o; dressed, native chick
ens, 18 He; turkey, 1 So.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $15.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $33.00; cracked, $24; ,
feed meal, $24. r
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
Flour patent, per barrel, $3.40;
blended straight, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.25; whole wheat
Hour, $3.25; rye flour, $3.8094.00.
Mill tuffs Bran, per ton, $15.00;
shorts, per ton, $16.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $23; oil cake meal,
per ton, $29.00.
Fresh Meat Choice dressed beef
steers, price 8c; cows, 7 He; mutton
7?; pork, 8c; trimmed, 10c; veal, 10c
Hams Large, llJ-ec; small, It Hi;
breakfast bacon, 18?c; dry salt side,
Wheat Walla Walla. 64o; Valley,
nominal; Bloeetein, 66 Ho per bushel.
Flour Beet grade, $3.40; graham,
Oats Choice white, 4 So; choice
gray, 43c per bnshel.
Barley Feed barley, $15.60 brew
ing, $16.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $15.60 ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $18; chop, $16 per
Hay Timothy,$129 18-30; clover.$7
9 9. SO; Oregon wild hay, $697 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 4560o;
itore, 27 Ho.
Eggs 24o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 18o;
Young America, 14o; new cheeee lOo
Poultry Chicken, mixed, $3.75
per dozen; hens, $4.00; springs,
$2.0093.50; geese, $8.0097.00 dot;
ducks, $5.00 9 6.00 per dozen; turkeys,
live, 1 lo per pound.
Potatoes 45 9 50o per tack; sweets,
lHo per pouua.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, 1?40 per pound; parsnips, 85c;
onions, $292.25; carrot, 76c
Hops New crop, 139140 per
Wool Valley, 139 14o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 109 18o; mohair, 85
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethert
and ewes, 8 Ho; dressed mutton, 6H9
7o per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.75;
light and feeders, $5.00; dressed,
$5.5096.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.50 9 4.00;
cows, $3.0093.60; dressed beef, 69
7o per pound.
Veal Large, 797 H'o; small, 8H9
9o per pound.
San Francisco Market
Wool Spring Nevada, H918o per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1014o; Val
ley, 15917o; Northern, 9910c
Hops Crop, 1900, 16 9 20o.
Butter Fanoy creamery fio;
do seconds, 17c; fancy dairy, 19
do seconds, 14o per pound.
Eggs Store, 22c; fanoy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00 9
20.00; bran, $16.00916.00.
Hay Wheat $991SH; wheat and
oat $9.00913.50; best barley $9.60
alfalfa, $7.00910.00 per ton; straw,
85947Ho per bale.
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, 70u;
Salinas Burbanks, 76o$1.05; river
Burbanks, 8S60o; tweets, 509$1.00.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valenoia,
$2.7598.25; Mexican limes, $4,009
6.00; California lemons 76o9$1.60;
do choice $1.76 9 9.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1,609
9,50 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian 'dates, 6 96 Ho pel