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I. L OAHPBBLL,
EUGENE OTY OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE BAY
An Imoit.it lnK 1 oil., il.." of llama Feel
th Two Hilsphers Fripl4
Is C'MdtBd furui.
Republican shictod their entire ticket
Democrat made several striking
gain In Michigan.
Plumber of Cleveland are on a strike
lor higher wage.
Wlllam '. Bryan ipke to a crowd ol
'8,000 people at Seattle.
Eire at Newport, Ark., destroyed
property to the amount of $500,000.
Koberta' communication with Kim
berley baa been cut off by the RotM.
No I'uerto Klran f Hill ill I Ml will be
granted until government etab
Two small boy. of Astoria, Or., were
drowned in the Columbia while out In
a small boat.
Boers captured seven guns and 850
men In an engagement 17 mile Irorn
1'alnter and carpentera of St. liul
re on a strike, pending adjustment of
their demand lor hlghi
Uerilri, small-pox and bubonlo
plague are prevalent nt Manila, estab
lishing a death rate of over 40 per 1,000.
Webster Da via, suststaut secretary of
the interior, ban resigned to go on the
lecture platform rn the interest ol the
(iovernor Kooaevelt, of New York
lias algned the bill repealing the Morton
boxing law. It will go into effuot
There la a general desire among all
claaaea in the I'hllippiuea for a speedy
establishment of tome lorm of perman
Joe l'eto, an Inllan, under aentence
of death for munler at Carson, Nev.,
baa eaoaped from custody, lie was to
have been hanged May 4.
Diauionda, jewelry and money to the
value of $16,000 waa stolen from a
Philadelphia residence, and euspioion
reata on the coachman, who la missing.
A British ateam launch waa captured
bv plratea near the Check lleung hhan
diatrict, the pilot of the boat munleretl
and the lauuch and lighter, which it
had iu tow, looted.
In a aevere engagement near Bolivar,
Yenetuela, General llernautlex waa de
feated by (ieiieral I'eualoaa, command
ing the government troopa. The revo
lotlonlsts ioat HI I. ill.-1
llecause he was suspected of being a
py of a rival company, 'Imy Kook,
Chinese Hshermau at I'olnt San I'edro,
Cal., waa tied by live member of the
vailoti companiea to a beacon stake
on a barren nx-k iu Kiehardsou's bay,
ami Ibere left for two day a without
food or water. When dUeovemd he
waa almost in a dying condition. His
would he murdervra have not yet been
An underground railroad la to be
constructed in llerlln, at a coat of $.&,
000,000. The government Is taking vigorous
measure to suppress outlawry In the
Until the tariff question la settled,
bualneaa in Puerto lllco will remain
at a ataudatill.
The donble turreta of the uew battle
ship Kearaarge have beeu tested and
proven a auoceaa.
Kx-Unltod States Senator Glbsou, of
Maryland, died o( heart disease at
Waahlngtou, 1). 0.
General Iaiuls Hot ha has been ap
pointed to aucceed General Joubert In
oomuiaud ol the lloer army.
The fiith annual lsat race betwteu
Cambridge and Ox fortl resulted iu an
eaay victory fur Cambridge.
Senator Mcllride introduced a bill
creating a Crater Itake Natioual ark,
I Crater lake, Sou I hern Oregou.
Seattle printer have raised the price
of Job work 80 to !i0 per cent, caused
by the increaaed cost of stock and high
Hussla 1 active. Military prepara
tious iu several direction are beiug
pushed with vigor. War with Japan la
Johu llayshp, of Kansas City, ha
i ii lound guilty ol murder iu the soo-
ond degree aud scuteuced to 1)0 years in
Kohert Bradley, ailas Harclay, ha
beeu arrested In San Kraucisoo, (or
counterfeiting silver dollar. Au en
tire outfit was captured.
Several persons perished by being
burned by the ignitinu ol petroleum
tanks, caused by a collision between
two trains, at Yldtkokus, Caucasus.
All the coal mines in Indiana bava
uapcuded opeiations, due to the failure
of the operators to sign a wage contract
lor the year. About 11,000 wen are idle
a a result,
Gov. Smith, d Yermont, owns a pri
vate locomotive. It is tilted with lux
urious acooiuiuodatious (or eight paa
aeugen. There is a scheme to construct a di
rect railroad from New York to Chi
cago, Mixing 300 n. iles aud making
the distance in It) hour.
A chairman id the Istanl of direc
tor o( the New York Central Kallroad,
t'haiiucc) liepexx I uiw s the sung salary
of $40,000 auuuallv.
More than $0I000I000 worth ol lim
it! waa dxtmycd in the recent (oret
Are in tha tate o( Washington.
The foreign commerce ol the port of
Itoeton last year aggregated $lv0.4HS,
O00, aturpaxaaiug all ireiioua recont.
It 1 understtx.d that the north half
of the Colvllle Indian reservation, m
Washington, will be throwu . ; hi fur
sajtlletueut about May 1.
The next Yermont legislature will be
naked to appropiiate money for a
tatue of Justin S. Mvirrill, to be placed
In the statuary ball of the capitol at
Th .".epubllcans electeJ 1. out of 86
aldermen in Chicago.
The Nicaragua canal comrnlaslon has
returned to New York.
Admiral Dewey ba announced blm-si-li
a a candidate for president.
i it-ureal French ha given up bl
chase after the retreating Boer.
Boston is agitating the queatlon of
prohibition of ringing church bell.
The United States building at the
Paris eipoeltion will be cloeed on Hun
days. Cjueen Victoria lauded at Dublin
Ireland, her lirst visit to the Ulaud la
A temperance movement ha been
inaugurated in Mexico, owing to the
increase of drunkenness.
Admiral Dewey's collection ol curio
ami trophies, at hi request, will I
placed in Ibt Smithsonian Institute.
lurkih Uwer at the Paris exposition
o hot roots' the view of Iho Coiled state
liulldlnu and Commissioner Peck has
pmtested againat it.
The ajMiiderbilt and Morgan now
have plan almost perfected which
will give them absolute control of the
coal supply of America.
Forty-lour young men of Thurston,
Or, have petitioned the military hoard
for the organization of a company ol
the National Guard at that place.
The Prince of Wales was ahot at In
Brussels, while on his way to Copen
hagen to attend the celebration of King
Christian's birthday. He was not hurt.
The mammoth auditorium in which
the Democratic National convention
was to have been held on July 4, was
burned to the grouud, entailing a loss
At Itogunsport, In!, 160 masked
men blew un two bridge and burned
two til I house on the Uigansport anil
Burlington pike at midnight. Ihe
mud 1 the only pike in the county,
and protests have beeu directed against
high toll and the alleged bad condition
of the pike.
Michael J. Daily, the Brooklyn con
tractor who obtained from the Spanish
city govermeiit of Havana a $12,000,
out) contract for sewering and paving,
ha received a letter from Governor-
ieiieral Wood, inlormiug him that his
plans (or the construction of sower aud
the ving ol the city ol Havana are
disapproved and rejected.
The newly orgauized American
Match Machine Company, a New Jer
sey cor Miration, la about to enter Into
competition with the Diamond Match
Company, known as the match trust.
The new company disss not Intend to
couflue it attention to the trade ot the
United State, hut will make a vigor
oua light (or Kuropean trade, through
the sale n( rights.
W. J. Bryan addressed 10,000 people
at Tacoma, Waah.
War tax will uot be reduced at this
session of congress.
The Puerto Kican bill pnscil the
senate by a vote of 40 to HI.
The public debt decreased $(1,000,000
duriiig the month ol March.
A bill was passed to throw open
Idaho and Oklahoma Indian lands.
The journeymen plumbers ol Indian
apolis have struck, demanding au in
crease In pay.
The legislative council of Trinidad
has ratified the reciprocity treaty with
the United Statea.
Aguinaldo Is In Singapore. Singa
pore pa pet - mention the lact and pub
lish short Interviews with him.
The plasterers ol Mttmcaisdi have
beeu locked out, pending the settle
ment of their dispute as to hour.
Pearl harlstr, in the Hawaiian Islands,
will be improved aud (ortitied aud
made available (or uuval purpoaes.
Mexico' army convict will be
abolished by the new secretary of war.
Volunteer service is to be encouraged
The nun i ne hospital service has sent
an urgcut request to emigres for au
appropriation of $600,000 to light
plague iu various seaport towns.
The casualtlea in the Philippine war
since January I, have DOMI Ameri
cans, 88 killed. 1 GS wounded; insur
geuta, 1,411 killed; 1,453 captured.
Great preparations for war are going
on iu Kussta. All messages in regard
to movement of troou are censored
ami all olllcer are denied leaves of
The Illinois Brick Company, of Chi
cago, the brick combine of that city,
has filed with the secretary ol state a
certificate of Increase of capital stock
Iron $10,000 to $9, 000,000.
The party of scientists under Pro
lessor A. Agassii, who left Sau Fran
cisco several months ago on an e x pod 1 -tlou
to the South Seas, has returned.
This scientific expedition went first to
the Poiuotos, exploring the northern
part of those islands, a region uever be
fore examined by scientist. After
lehttiug the xessel at Tahiti, the re
mainder ol the Society islands, as well
as the Citok, Saxage and the islands
of the Tonga group went explored.
Mter refitting at Suva, the K I lice,
1, 1 Inert and Marshall tslauds were ex
plored aud the Island ol Guam was
A national ooiigres of 11 others I to
bd held at IVs Moines, la., May tlM,
The department ol agriculture will
plaut li)t,iHH) rubber trees iu the Ha
At Lfadjf latustlowuv's concert In
LoBdOkV Mine. Patti Is said to bate
worn dumoud worth over $1,000,000
Gen. John J I'.lwell, a hero of th
civil war. died at Cleteland, O. Hit
military sen li e c tended (10111 IStll to
Commander Bichanl Waluwrlghl
has assumed hi uew duties as superin
tendent of the naval academy at An
tjuoou Victoria ha more living de
scendant than any other monarch iu
Furope. she has sexen surviving chil
dren, ;t.' graudcluldreu and ill) gie.it
Kev. F.dwin A Schell ha sued Uev.
Joseph F. Berry and Kev. II. 0, Jen
nings, of Chicago, and Kev. Charles
Parkhurit, of Itoaton, for $26,000 for
forcing him from th Fpwurtb leagu
TARIFF BILL PASSED
Received a Majority of Nine
in the Senate.
THE OREGON MKMHKKS DIVIDED
Final Vol on lbs Hill Was Vonj t
Thirty-One lit Closing
Waihington, April 6. Thl wa a
notable day In the senate. It brought
to a close the sharpest and most pro
inned debate usni any measure since
those discussed during the memorial
"war congress" two year ago. At 4
o'clock this afternoon the vote were
lgun upou the Puerto Kican tariff and
cixil government bill and pending
amendments, and, less than a hour later
the measure, about which there a been
o much contention in and out of con
gress, was paased by a majority of nine,
the Una! vote llng 40 to II, Only
committee amendment were adopted .
It ha lawn evident lor some time that
the bill would command a majority in
the aeuate, but, notwithstanding the
lact, the internet In the meaaure, both
of senators and the public, ha uot Mag
ged an instant.
Today the gallerie were crowded,
and hundred of people Ailed the corri
dor, unable even to aecure standing
rtHtrn in the gallerie. From 11
o'clock, when the senate convened, un
til the hour when the voting began, the
advocate and opponanta of the bill
brilliantly and eloquently maintained
their conviction, aud the auditor were
kept in a state of constant excitement.
The particularly notable speeches of
the day were delivered by Mason (Kep.
111.), in opposition to the measure, and
by Foraker ( Hep. O. ), who replied to
a brief h of Wellington (Kep.
Md.). It wa the 1 1I1 10 senator' de
lire to clear up any miaundertaandiug
or uiiinlormatiou concerning the bill.
Ma- n't speech was argumentative, elo
quent and amusing by turn, and, a it
covered the entire range ol the coun
try' duties aud ressinsibilitie to w hat
the Illinois senator sarcastically termed
"our in -nli I. ir possessions," It was
very interesting to hi hearer.
BATES IN MINDANAO.
Psarorul Orruiatlon of Fl Nurllieru
Manila. April 6. General John C.
Bates has peacefully occupied Surigao,
Cagayau, lligan aud Misainis, iu the
Islands of Miudanao.
A number of ritbui and canuon were
captured. The presence of the gun
Isiats Yorktuwn, Manila and Pauay
prevented resistance at Cagayan.
Insurgent at rocitie in Cagayau and
Carnalities provinces coutiuue. Sutn
lard, Chiuameu and natives have been
Losses In 11,0 riillltillloS.
Wablngtou, April 6. General Otis
has cabled to the war department, prob
ably with a view ol correcting errou
ou impression that exiita iu this
country as to the state ol the insurrec
tion in the Philippines, a summary ol
the nae of tlevelopineut ol the cam
paign aiuce the first of the calendar
year. His ligures go far toward offset
ting the belief that exist in some quar
ters thut since the addition ol guerrilla
methods of wurlare, the insurgent
have iutlicted more substantial losses
upon the American armiei iu compari
son with the puuishmeut which they
have themselves received.
A significant sentence in the report
differentiates insurgents and ladrutVM,
showing that litis has taken cognizance
o( the fact that a considerable number
ol bos tiles are not soldiers under the
rules of war and may not expect the
same treatment. The remrt, which is
dated Manila, April 6, is as follows:
"Since Jaliuaiy I, l'J4 skirmishes in
the Philippines have laeli reported,
mostly light affairs. Our casualties
were 10 olllcers and TH enlisted men
killed, 18 OfBoOrl (Utd I'll men wound
ed. Ins t . nt- and lad roues loss iu
killed ami It'll on the field. I,4S6 cap
tured (mostly wounded), 1,468; small
arm secured, !l,06lj pieces of artillery ,
168) large captures ol other liisurgeut
"A number of important insurgent
ntlicer are surrendering aud the -11 na
tion I gradually becoming more pa
IllnlS III Pa HM Hi. e
San Juan de Puerto Klco, April 6.
A crowd ol about 600 pel sons gathered
yesterday at a pier under construction
by the K. II. Jeuks Company, of New
York, intimidated the uatixe carpM'
furs and forced 36 o( them to quit
work. The present rate ol WafM is
f I -1 (or 10 hours labor. The leaders
ol the movement demanded an eight
hour tlar. At uoou today a mob of
iter 10,000 people assembled and at
tacked the St. Thoiuaa laborer. There
were 1 SO policemen on duty but they
made uo attempt to disperse the crowd
and a company of infantry waa called
nut to preserve order. The pier is now
protected by soldiers.
A riitmtiora' atrlke.
Cleveland, April 4 Three hundred
journey men plumbers and III laborer
struck iu this city Unlay (or higher
Auilrallan Drought III Son.
Mellsuirue, April 6. Good rains
have (alien in most o( the districts ot
Victoria and New South Wales, aud
the Outlook for wheat is uow generally
more favorablu lhau it ha beeu for
Dubuque, la. April 6. Judge Shir,
of the federal court, ha reudared an
Bptatoa holding that arson includes the
biirniug of a itore bull. ling as well as a
lions,.. Th j, int was uxer U"fiiw de
idetl by a federal court.
Itunla's War 1 y . nova.
Berlin, April 6 The W, niche el
lung, a scuii-onVtal orgai, puhliaheo
alarming report regarxling the wst
operation. bl. Ii Uussia la making 01
land and sea. The Zeltuug announces
that the cxar will go to Moscow tomor
row to It 1 -i ..sent at the military coun
cil. All d . it,-lies relating to the mo
billaatlou of troop are carefully ceu
orod before they are given to the press,
t Mb, crs who have applied for a leave
of absence hate leu replied to that all
such leave will St denied for to
AMBUSHED BY OUTLAWS.
Thrilling Esrlsnc. of Into . ta
PhoenH. Aril- April T.i-Tbi fol
lowing detail of th ambushing of
Oft) er Scarborough, of Dealing. N.
M , and Blrchfleld. by outlwa in the
Chlrucosa mountain, bate bto re
The outlawi discovered that they
wore being followed mid laid a trap for
the officer, wbo walked into It. Al
soon a they came within rifle range,
the party of three bandit opened fire.
The first volley wounded -. nrborough
and Blrchfleld, one shot striking Srar
borongb in the leg badly shattering the
bone; another tra k Biff hiield m UN
lf. arm. Both uoii were disabled.
The wounded oflotHI boU the outlaw
at Isxy, although hard pressed, several
time! A contmu. 11 Sring ws kept up
In the meantn Id managed
to build a rude rot I M which be
placed lOattoOJOOgBi nA a ksio a
darkne prex.nt. In- moxemeut
(rum la-lug OOtHI I ' the bandits, he
lipped away. 10001 1 s borne aud went
for assistance. Keturmtig at daybreak
be found iMVboroogfa still alive ann
holding the fort, bal raffofiaj intens,
pain from bis wool 1 md exsiore, it
having raineil an. 1 ill through
the night. The party arriv-d at sau
Simon at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
with ScarlKjrou.il. and he was sent to
his home in Deining. His wound will
probably prote fatal.
A large sisse has started in pursuit
of the outlaw a. who have evidently
gone further back in the mountains,
where it will la) almost impossible to
NEWS FROM HAWAII.
Two frail, 1 .... I'aaes Krportcil
Honoloi 1, March SO, via San Fran
cico, April 7. Two cases ol plague
were reported March '.'6. One wa a
Japanese lishermaii, the other a white
mall named John Hurley. Since that
date no cai hate apeared.
Word has reached here that the dis
abled steamer Cleveland reached Hilo
afely March M, The distance of 400
mile was made under sail in 10 days.
Three hundred or more steerage pas
sengers will probably sail (nun here 1.11
the next steamer for San Francisco,
Dr. Carmichnel has decided that, in
view of the recognition now given the
prophylactic a a preventative remedy,
effective for from 30 to 40 days, he will
give 1 ci nuts for steerage passage to
peraou who take the prophylactic and
are in gsid health, have their baggage
disinfected and are otherwise under
A riot occurred at Paohaua planta
tion March 17. A captain of police
aud four otlictm arrested eight Japanese
for gambling. Alanit 200 Japanese,
aruid with cane knives ami club, ur
rounded the ollicers and forced them to
release their prisoner.
A disastrous cane tire swept over 630
arce on the Hawaiian Commercial A
Sugar Company's plantation March 110.
roiitliltiatlolt of Jolitiors.
San Francisco, April 7 The case of
the St. I., in- petitioners was taken up
today la'lore the interstate commerce
commission, and considerable evidence
wa introduced in support of their ap
plication (or a smaller differential in
freight rates between the Middle West
and the Pacific coast. Hardware
un 1 hunts (nun l'etaluma, Sau Jose
aud Oakland were belore the aim mis
sion today, and their testimony was
directed to the allegation that Pacific
coast jobber have united in a combin
ation to restaiu trade by shutting out
Eastern aud Middle West competition,
thereby forcing up prices. Several
witnesses testilied to tlieir ladief that
such a combinatiou existed.
Dlaturltanroa In Panama.
New York, April 7. A special to
the Herald (mm Washington says:
"It 1 now admitted that the dlturb
anccs in Panama, Colombia, ant seri
ous, and the authorities an beginuing
to pay attention to them, Mail serv
ice ha beeu interiupled inconsequence
of the operation of the troops, aud it
wa reported today that there had been
(Ightiug iu the streets ol Panama. In
quiry at the department of state, how
ever, (ailed to elicit any information
on thl poiut.
"A revolution iu Colombia it nt
eapecial Importance to the United
States, because of the guriiiitocfl made
by thl government to preserve free
transit between Colon and Panama."
New Oabaa lUllroail.
New York, April ;. -A stnmg syndi
cate ha been formed for the purpote of
constructing a railroad extending the
length of Cuba, a distance of about K00
mile, a aoou as the DtOMeafy authori
ty can be obtained The full amount
Ol capital required tot this undertak
ing, it is understood, has already been
subscribed by the udicate, which is
headed by Sir William C. Yan Home.
Nsa Perrn'a iiiallpn Situation.
Washington, April 7. The ollicers
o( the marine hospital sen ice have
consented to handle the smallpox situ
ation on the Nea Pen-e's settlement iu
Idaho. They will co-operate with the
agent aud inspector of the Indian
bureau, an I will establish detention
camps and do whatever else is neceaary
to stamp out the disease and prevent
Hualaeaa Mloeh Uttrtiod.
Menominee, Mich., April 7. Fin
today destmyetl the Spte buildiug, the
largest business block in the city.
The lose on the buildiug is 160.000; in
surance, fl'.'.OOO. The total loss, in
cluding the loenea o( tiini occupying
the block, 1 estimated at $:!00.000.
New York, April 7. The jury in the
. ase of Olga Nethenole aud other, ac
cused ul maintaining a nuisance in per
forming the play "Sappho," has re
turned verdict ol not guilty,
Oraeral John Hldwetl lloa.t.
Chico, Cal., April 6. General John
Bidwell, toe Prohibition candidate for
pteaident in lBtiil. died at his home
uear thl city of heart failure. Crueral
Bidwell wa a pioneer of 1841, and the
leunder of Chioo. He wa 80 year
of age. a native of Chautauqua County,
New Yoik. He left an estate valued
The Hodman Manufacturing Com
pany, ol vYtckford, Rhode Island, doe
skin manufacture., have announced 10
per cent wage tncreate to tb 600
Relief Force Unable to Reach
SANNAS POST AMBUSCADst.
B0P.BS BEPLLSED TWO ATTACKS
Bob.rt MftMj His ta.alrr Trans
port Animals for th for
London. April 7.-A special dipatcb
from bafWOO Marques say sharp fight
ing o.curn-1 April -, in the ueighlsir
hood ol Mad-king. The garrison made
iortte, while Colonel I'lumer's cat airy
attacked the liner at Kan.atlabaina.
Both attacks were repulsed. Twenty
of Colonel HI umei's men were lound
dead ou the field, aud six others were
made prisoner. The federal losae
Gabemnes, Ibchuanalanl, April 7
- olonel Plantar, with a force ol Urit
bjfa mounted infantry, started Ofl a dar
ing march. March 25, with the object
of threatening the lloer lines ol comma
nicatiou. Alter rapid night marchee
thniugh the Trauxaal territory, they
arrived at dawn, March a 7. w ithin 12
mile ol Zecrust. and distinctly heard
the bombardment ol Mud-kim;.
Having reconnoitered the country
with the view ol futunt operation,
without sighting a single white man.
Colonel I'lumber crossed the railroad
ion tfa of Iibalki, which he found In
possession of a lloer (on e, and returned.
Then, linding the railmad hence dam
ageil by General Suyman's main (oroe,
be returned to the vicinity of Male
king. Humors reached here that a re
lief column i appmaching Mafeking
from the south.
London, April 7. DeUched bodie
of Boer horse, numbering Inim 500 to
1,000 each, have apeared at several
places to the south ami eastward of
llloemfontein, threatening the railroad,
but communication by wire and rail is
not in the least affected. One of thee
forces i uear Kast Spring (outein, on
the llloemfontein railmad, aud General
l iatacre's forces are repoi ted to be about
to engage it.
Lord Kobert. except to safeguard th
railroad, seemingly decline to send
column chasing the lloer bands. He
is reserving his cavalry and transport
animals for the forwanl march. Ex
planations at the war office as to why
Hobert is inactive i tiiat there has
beeu a lack of horses for remounts, but
uow horses are arriviug by train loads
hourly. The pressure on the railroad
is so great that private parcels aud the
ollicers' ucwspaTs have uot been for
warded (nun Cape Town for three
woeks. The situation iu the Free State
remain far (nun clear aud Is unsatis
factory to llritish observer.
The sickuess among the lloer prison
ers at Simoustowu continue to increase.
WRECK CAUGHT FIRE.
Serious ArrloVnt on Iho fort Worth
Fort Worth, Tex., April 7. One ol
the most serious wrecks in the history
of the Fort Worth A Denver City road
occurred this morning at a poiut just
south of Magenta. Dill miles north of
this city. As a result, two men are
known to be dead, aud several others
injured. The T.ead arc John F. Dane,
mail clerk ,ol Denver; Johu J. Kuutl,
passentter, residence unknown. The
injured are: A. M Scroggin, Inde
pendence, la., slightly; Frauk Loine.
l it Worth, face cut, uot seriously;
James French, injuries uuknowu;
Herbert llonebreak, brakeman, El
Ileuo, Oi T.i fractured ribs; I n.-i r
McNeil, slightly injured; hiremau
Dubbs, slightly injured.
At the time of the accident the train
wa running at lull spued, when it
truck a defect in the track, caused by
a partial xvashout. The entire train
was ditched, the cars being piled in a
pnuuiscuoiis heap. To add to the hor
rors of the wreck, a lire started in the
debris, consuming the entire mass of
wrecked cars. Many passengers who
mauaged to extricate themselves were
badly injured. Mail Clerk John F.
Dane, of Denver, was buried la-neath
the mass ol wreckage, and was burued
to death. It was reported that 1 x
pres. Messeuger J. 11. Chapman wa
killed, but later n'potts say he is sale.
The loss to the railmad company will
be heavy, as the entire train was
Iron anil Hirrl I'mltta.
New York, April 7 The annual re
port oi the Sloss lmu A Steel Company,
which is now owned by the Slosa
Sheflield lmu & Steel Company, shows
earnings for the year ended Januarv 80,
11)00. of 1803,667, which, after deduct
ing l-'tiu. 753 for interest aud taxes,
deperciatitin and renewal lund, leave
1538,914 net profits. Out of this a
dividend of 1 per cent was declared
In March. I'ractically all of this divi
dend goes to the Sloss-Sheftleld Com
pany, as the latter now owns all but
30 shares of the 50,000 shares of the
capital stock of the Sloss lmu & Steel
Mrs. Grant Allen, the widow ol the
novelist, is about to open a bookshop
Snow Iu (.'lorailii.
Denver, April 7 Snow has been
falling all over Colorado for the pat .'4
hours. The warm weather makes the
snow so soft that it clings to tmes and
electrlo wires, breaking them down.
Much trouble has been experienced In
this city. Telephone, light and trolley
wires are down iu various parts of the
city; many telegraph and loug-distance
telephone lines have been disabled.
The street cars are stopped on many
lines in this city.
Trim of a Druahen Maa.
Chicago, April 7 A special to the
Heoord from Wagoner, I, T., sax
Tom Oalyor. while intoxicated, shot
Night Watohman Humphrxs, Dick
Kelrber and two men namrd Urown
and Scott. Humphry's is not expected
0 live. Gaylor is Mill at large.
paniitt Vni.'i. ... aait Corapaar,
New York, April 7 The Spanish
American Salt Company ha filed arti
cle of Inoorporatiou at Trenton, N.J.
The common capital stock is stated to
laolurail taluabl ar anal
riaa rroa th British.
Brandford, Orange Free Sttte, April
-Burghers wbo are returning from
tne scene of the Sann. Port ambuscade
1. lo referred to as Karre and Korn
spruit) furnish interesting detail I
tb, occurrence. It appear, that when
the first retreating British wagon en
tered the drift theambuscaden shouted
Hands up," removed the officers and
let the cart through. The process was
repeated several times, until the wag
on, arrived in a bunch, when the ruse
was discovered and a disorderly fight
followed. In one cart were two 1 offi
cers to whom Commandant Dewet
.houted "Hands up." One of them
obeved, whereupon the ohter shot his
comrade dead, refused to surrender,
and was immediately shot. 1M
burghers lost three men killed and 1 10
wounded, including a field cornet.
Among the wounded was Dutch Mllll
tarv Attache Nix. who received a bul
letin the chest. Altogether the Boer
captured ;isu prisoners throughout the
The significance of the battle must
not be underrated. It was fought by a
force of Free Staters, on a Hat plain,
and without shelter. The Free Staters
are uow desirous of marchngon Bloem
foiiten, and the Transvaal officeie are
auxous to emulate the successes of
their late allies. All the Southern Boer
force have now formed junction with
the main lo. r arm' . and lorm a large
lor 00 of veterans. The burghers, who
were prevonsly short of food, now hate
plenty. Commandant Dewet sent the
British guns, wagons and prisoners to
I'erhaps of greater importance than
the victory it the capture of British
secret papers, including map and
plans of 18D7, 1898 aud ISM. outlining
elaborate schemes for the Invasion of
the Orange Free State and the . Trans
vaal, and giving a plan for reaching
Johannesburg from Mafeking along Dr.
Jamieson's route, amended so as to
avoid mistake. Another gives the
plan for a march from llloemfontein to
Kroonstad. Advices from Yienters
berg, l'rieska and Keuhardt show the
colony is full of rebel. The Keuhardt
rebels are marching on Calvinia. and
others are on their way to Fourteen
A dispatch lmx was found at Sannas
Cost containing oaths signed by Free
Stater. The signer have been sent
for in order that the general may ex
plain the invalidity of oaths under
APPEAL TO THE POWERS.
Roberts Loses Five Comni.
'resident Htejn'a Npirih to Ihe Kree
Pretoria, April, 9. In his speech ,at
the opening of the Free State Kaad,
President Steyn declared that, in spite
if the surrender of Bloemfontein, he
had not lost the hope of the triumph of
the republican cause. The war, he
said, was forced upon the Transvaal,
tud notbim; remained for the Orangu
Free State but to throw in its lot with
its sitser republic, in accordance with
the terms of the treaty. The war, he
continued, was begun with the object of
maintaining the independence secured
With the blood of the forefathers of
the nation, and had been so successful
that it had caused the greatest wonder
throughout the world, aud even to the
After paying a tribute to the memory
of General Joubert, Steyn said the Brit
ish, notwithstanding their overwhelm
ing numbers, were violating the Hag ot
truce and the Bed Cross, and he was
compelled to report the matter to the
neutral powers. The president further
lemarked that the attempt to create
dissension amoug the burghers by issu
ing proclamations had failed. Refer
ring to the correspondence between the
South African presidents and Lord
Salisbury, Steyn proceeded:
"Not only were those efforts made,
but the republics dispatched deputa
tions to F.urope tnd America to bring
the influence of the neutral powers in
order to secure cessation of bloodshed,
and I greatly desire that these efforts
be crowned with success."
GOES TO CONFERENCE.
Hawaii.... Terrlturlar inn Tassed hy
Washington, April 0. The house,
after four days of debate, today passed
the substitute for the senate bill pro
viding for a territorial form of govern
ment for Hawaii. The bill now goes
The most interesting feature of the
days' proceedings was the attempt of
Hill, of Connecticut, to secure the
adoption of two amendments, one pro
viding for a'resident commissioner in
stead of a delegate in congress, and the
other declaring that nothing iu the act
should lie interpreted as a pledge of
statehood. Both wem overwhelmingly
Del soe, of Kentucky, today gave no
tice that he would move to refer the
credentials of ex-Senator J. C. S.
Blackburn, as a senator from that state,
to committee on privileges and elec
tions. During the greater part of the
sessi n the senate had under considera
tion the Indian appropriation bill.
Sullivan, of Mississippi, delivered a
pooch in favor of seating Hon. M. S.
(Inlit Mlnea Laid OtT.
Cripple, Creek, Colo., April 9. Two
hundred miners have lieen laid off at
the Portland mine on account o( the
high rates demanded by the smelters
for the treatment of gold ores.
Two WsgteM Hanged.
Baxley, Ga , April 9. King and
Lonis Gossby, colored, who killed Dan
iel Minis, a tanner, and his voung
child near here the night ol March 6
last, were executed here today.
Chicago, April 9. A strike of 100
power-house employes of the Chicago
Street-Hallway Company tied up 170
miles of electric lines tonight for two
hours at the busiest time, and crippled
the whole service for the rest of the
night. The men who went out objected
to a change from an eight to a T.'-hour
Seoul. Corea, April 9.-An agree
ment has been consummated here
whereby Russia disavows anv design to
obtain a port in the islam) of tguelpart
and Core prOOlUM not to ooncede the
same to any other Dower.
SURROUNDED BY A LA HUE F0fcq
Oaneral VHUbols Mareull, , ,1(
In tb Hutch Army, Klli,d
right With M.thuen . turt," '
London, April 9. Lord jioU,
port that five companies ,; fc J
troops have been oaptared by u,
near Bethanle. The following rJ
text of his dispatch to tiiewaro
announcing the capture:
"Bloemfontein, April i, AnotL.
unfortunate occurreucn ,.,"j5
resuiwuK, 1 icr, iu irie r'aptUre of
party of infantry laitting o(
companiea of the Ron Irish nuJ?
and two companies oi th, SlafiVJ
ment of mounted infantry, ui.r JIJ
dersburg, a little eastward o th
anie railway station, withiu lL
miles ol this place. They W);rt
rounded by a strong foroe ol tb,?
my, with four or five gun-.
"The detachment held out from an,
of April 8 until April 4, at 0 . J
then apparently surrendered, for itia
refuted that the linn.- . ase. :it',J?
time. Immediately after 1 heard a
news, during the afternoon of AprilT
I ordered Gatacre to proceed br
Springfontein, his present hcaHunil1
to Beddersluirg with all insil,u, J?
I disiatched the Cameron IhhUniLiH
hence to Bethauie. He arrhwlat Kg.
dersburg at 10:30 A. M., WithottajJ
sition, hut could get 110 uewl0
missing detachment. Then eai k)
doubt that the whole party bat htaj
The lost companies are probL. 1
part of the force guarding the tl.
at Bethanie, 30 miles tooth ol biota,
(ontein. The Boers are evidentljora.
ating in force near the rHilroul.n)
there is a possibility of the linn be
interrupted for a brief period ita
time. As the captured British nldgj
were in a position to defeud Ua
selves for nearly '2i hours aodtfj
then forced to Burreudtr, the ti,-i.o
must have been severe.
The Boers were iu force yettrrte
five miles from Jagerslontein, mtuiaj
AO miles up from Bloem (outein. ft
bad a brush with British patrols.
Oen. Vlllebnla Mareull K I lied.
London, April 9. The war
ceived the following dltpatek -,
Lord Roberts, dated BlueinloDtt
"Methuen telegraphs from Bod;
in the Orange F'ree State, a little negt
east of Kiinberley, as follows:
"'Surrounded Genera VilltU
Mareull Hnd a bodv of Burrs Uxiar.i
they could not escape. Villeboii 1
seven Boers were killed, eight wount
and 50 are prisoners.' "
WORK OF REVOLUTIONISE
American foiiaul Strung t'p b; I
Thumbs In IVru.
Chicago, April 9. A special vt
Record from Washington says: Kdna
Gottfried, of Wilkeabarre,
consular agent of this emertimratl
Truxillo, Peru, iu a worn tafcn
which he has filed with the state
partment, asserts that iu the um
of 1898 at Huaniucho, ,'nl or CO
ruvian revolutionists drugged
half dressed to the public scmu
where they demanded that he prodii
6,000 sols (between $:i,oiiii and ft."
and 26 rittes within 15 minutes on
nut to chastisement in xtlutt it unm
in l'eru the "Hying stocks.
Gottfried savs he Dro tested that kf
waB unable to complv with thedema
and was immediatelv knocked An
with a blow from a gun aud ovenin
ered. His thumbs were tied tepttaj
with thongs and his bauds twisted I
of his head. Heavy rifles wereiiw
between the inverted elbows sou
head and in thatpositiou he was tool
un. In a short time the spuni
pains rendered him insensible.
administration will demand restirenstTJ
and an apology.
BURMAH FRONTIER FIGHT.
Haiti- llelween Chinese Italilera I
the llrlllah I'ollre.
Vancouver, B. C, April .-"l
papers state that Chinese official en
towards foreigners is being fl1"!
directed airainst British itlieni 1
China. Instigated, it is said, by
sian stnurestionH. the . "liiues
latelv been esueciiillv troublli
the Burmah-Chinese frontier, tM
medical olllcer aud an Stilt"
miarionnr were murdered.
A storv was broucht DJ the M
fm Yokohama today
series of additional Chinese n"1''
Ida Itnrn.in Imnndurv. ClllmiBawalj
a battle between 600 Chine
military police under District ?l
intendent Hertz, ol Hulls'"1'
tnHiun mlltrnrv iinlice. With 50
bus, attacked the main body uH-J
killing 84 and capturing
iimral and hauliers. TM ltB
t j .1... Ldled. &i
leaner was airioux aies -
the Hrilish forces, includuu: 'w
cer. were wounded, unit nneseriin
Th acnnit nf the battle WW eight"!
nn the, Diirmih aide of the m1"!''
Lehigh Laboratory 81
I hi I
Bethlehem. Pn., Apri
cl lahnratorv o( Lehigh
i at,, i.., In the cuutr?
' 'II' Ul 111'" I,, if,' - --
burned today, and all its
paratus was destroyed,
the building and content
r. '..I i,,n! 9.
B, neieua, . ,mi ,
Alexander, a burner, slmt " t
. . ... i i..., r. k Ban
nis wile tonay ami n" .
life by cutting his throat wita
- it... vl, am'a later.
r..uw Kc . Attri! "".j
of appeals today handed (lows i
ion In the governorship -" 1 ' ,J
the Democrats. The opw "
judges, four rtemocrats " .f
publicans, une neptu " --
The opinion holds that J
the leigslature in seamv ' -
final, and that the court" y I
to review it; that Tayh-r
authority in adjourning th'
to I-.rd.in and tiiat
two house of the legislator
regular, can bo impeacneo-