Union gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1899-1900, January 05, 1900, Image 1

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    SSSiUS&U. I Consolidated Feb. 1899.
i miM week
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
Comprehensive Review of the Import,
ant Happening or the Fast Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns
San Franciscans are arranging for a
tig pro-Boer demonstration.
E. C. Hodges & Co., one of Boston'
largest banks, has closed its doors.
I the engagement at Ladysmith Fri
day, 10 British were killed and 16
England has discovered that her mil
itary resources were overestimated by
80,000 men.
Wat Chandler, the old-time pugilist
and former partner of John L. Sulli
van, is dead.
The qneen has given warning that
British subjects mast not help Boers or
Free Staters.
Plague of a severe type is raging and
many deaths from that cause have oc
curred in New Caledonia.
Sydney Paget, William C. "Whitney's
racing partner, has left this country to
join the British rough riders.
A Paris dispatch says that Francs
would be happy if the Delagoa bay in
cident caused an anglo-American quar
rel. '
Alfred Borlini was arrested in San
Francisco wlile on his wedding trip.
He is charged with being a bank de
faulter. :
Iowa tar m era have formed a syndi
cate to grow rice In Texas. They have
secured options on 14,000 acres of land
to cost 1225,000. :
The Boer army on Modder river is
growing greater each day. They are
building trenches within three ana one
half miles of Methuen's picket line.
The Northern Pacific wreck in Idaho
was a bad one. After 10 days the last
body had not been recovered. The
trainmen were to blame.
Governor Geer, of Oregon, does not
approve of Oregon citizens contributing
to a fund for Lawton'a family, He
thinks the state should look after her
own heroes' familes first. ; . -
The Conntess of Canavarro thought
she was a convert to Buddhism. She
entered their convent and changed her
mind, and has applied to friends in
San Francisco for assistance, . "
Winston Spencer Churchill has
cabled to the London Post of his escape
from the Boer prison. He made his
way overland from Delagoa ' bay and
sealed walls while guards were not
.looking. He journeyed for six days,
walking at night, with nothing to eat
but chocolate. -
Over 600 British prisoners captured
at Storm berg have reached Pretoria.
Buller has destroyed the Colenso
footbridge, and makes no further at
tempt to advance. -.
Armour's canning department, Chi
cago, is rushed night and day filling
orders for the English army. -
A drunken wife in San Francisco has
charged her husband with murder and
he la being held by the authorities.
The Great Northern will inaugurate
a new departure. A large block of the
company's stock is to be distributed
among the employes at par.
It fa said that England had been
warned by General Butler, whom she is
now turning down, that it would sot
be wise to attack the Boers until bet'
ter prepared.
Should all Spanish war pensions now
asked be allowed, it would cost . $2.
?25,000. The Seveqty.first New Yorks
asks for annual-allowances which ag
gregate ?34,662.
Yaqnl Indians plunder, kill and burn
villages and the Mexicans do not seem
to make much headway in whipping
the Bavages. An entire Mexican regi
ment seems to have disappeared. -
The Fenians are organizing at Buffa
lo, N. Y., for an invasion of Canada.
They expect, it is said, to raise 125,000
men, and have two carloads of arms
and munitions of war in concealment.
There is disaffection among the Free
Stater troops. They complain that
Cronje's men are overbearing and bet.
ter fed than they. The Transvaaler's
are suspicious and the situation is be
aoming grave.
The president of the New York
prison association, who has made an
investigation of the Cuban prisons tells
a horrible tale of the conditions there.
Offenders of all classes sleep in filth
and vermin. No beds or clean clothing
is provided. Money or influence is
necessary before they can secure their
freedom. - p,.
The members of the senate committee
on privileges and elections declare
they will carry on the investigation of
Senator Clark's case without regard to
the decision of the Montana supreme
court under whieh Wellcome was dis
barred from practice on charges of brib
ery in connec on with the senator's
Admiral and Mrs. Dewey have taken
a pew in St. Paul's Roman Catholic
church, Washington.
The entire crop of sugarcane and beet
for 1899-1900 will amount to about 8,
000,000 tons about the same amount
as last year.
Exports and imports at the five prin
cipal ports of Porto Rico for the
months of May, June and July show
a balance of trade in favor of these
ports of 1347,882.
A seat in the New York stock ex
change was sold for $40,000, the high'
est price ever paid.
William Cleggett, of Rochester, N.
Y., was killed by an elephant at Jack
sonville, Fla. The animal sought
revenge because Cleggett had given U
tobacco two days before.
M. Osiris, a wealthy physician, has
presented to the Institute of France a
am representing an annual income of
$8,000 for a triennial prize of $30,000
for the most remarkable work, or dis
co very of general interest, especially la
the fields of surgery and medicine.
A railroad boom has struck Hawaii
Six inches of snow fell at Macon,
Ga. '
Bechuanaland farmers are helping
the Boers.
Boers fired plum pudding at Lady'
smith garrison.
Oregon woolgrowers expect to get 20
cents for their 1900 crop.
' Vigilance of Americans prevented a
projected uprising in Manila.
At New York Kid McCoy knocked
out Peter Maher in five rounds.
Idaho produced $2,500,000 in gold
and $6,103,000 in silver last year.
France and England may have
trouble over Newfoundland fisheries.
The United States may buy the
Danish West Indies for $4,000,000.
Ohio Irishmen offer sympathy,
money, arms and soliders to the Boers,
One child received fatal and several
persons serious burns in a New York
flat fire. . :
Several thousand attended a very
brilliant New Year's day reception at
the White House.
Nicholas, czar of Russia, has again
issued an appeal for peace to the
powers of the world.
Multnomah's football team defeated
Stanford university's eleven at Port
land; score, 11 to 6. '
Hilliard F. Johnson, a water-front
reporter in San " Franoisco, was
drowned in a bathtub.
Government officials say the cruiser
Montgomery was sent to Liberia to
give the Black Republic assurance of
protection. '
More miles of new railroad have
been built during 1899 than in any
previous year since 1890, when 5670
miles Pt line were completed. Since
January 1, 1899, no less than 4,500
miles of track have been laid in the
United States on 812 lines in 44 states
and territories.
The torpedo-boat destroyer Golds-
j borough, built by a Portland, Or.,
firm, on her second contractor's trial
covered eight miles in 15 minutes,
which is at the rate ef S3 miles . an
hour, against a 2-knot current.
Steam was made without effort, and
not a bearing was heated. . The run
was made in the Columbia river, near
Boutelle will probably never return
to congress. . ' .-
The Boer trenches at . Colenso are
bomb proof.
; Pingree's tax resolution was defeated
in the Michigan senate.
' People are tired of Colombian . war
and ask for intervention.
British Columbia has Bent a gold dis
play to the Paris exposition,
If Delagoa bay i& closed the Boers
will raid Portuguese territory.
The Stahl & Straub failure in Phila
delphia is a clear case of looting.
' An important witness against Sena
tor Clark has confessed to perjury. '
Robert Cornelias, aged 20, was
found dead in the woods near Glencoe,
Or. v.
Fogsiliferous remains of . a gigantic
sea serpent were found on the coast of
Chili. ' -
At its last meeting the cabinet dis:
cussed the agricultural possibilities in
Buller's army on the Tugela has now
reached the enoromus strength of 28fr
000 men.
Luzon hemp poits will be opened in
time for supplies to reach this country
by next harvest. .
A London dispatch says Russia longs
to seize Hfcrat, and she only waits for
England to occupy Delagoa bay.
; C. G. Coad, of Dallas, Of,, has been
appointed assistant sergeant'ftt-arms in
the United States senate.
The Boers have mounted a new gun
at Ladyslmth in the place of the onej
captured by the British pay airy.
The clerk of the court of appeals has
refused to administer the oath of office
to members of the state election board
in Kentucky.
A Colorado Midland passenger and a
Santa Fe freight collided near Palmer
Lake, Colo. One fireman was killed
and two engineers were hurt. ...
An English military expert asserts
that the time has come for a change in
the cabinet. He favors either a dicta
torship or an all-powerful military
Miss Florence Blythe - Hinckley,
heiress to the Blythe millions, was
quietly married in San Francisco to A.
A, Moore, jr deputy attorney-genera)
of California,
Americans have captured another inr
surgent stronghold. Many rebels were
killed, wounded and captured and an
amount of ammunition and food taken.
Their supposed impregnable position
was north of San Mateo,
An Ottawa dispatch savs that treason
is talked openly among the French Ca.
nadians, and all of their members have
retired from parliament. All the lat
ent hostility to British rule has been
aroused by Canada's action in sending
troops to the Transvaal,
The Pittsburg baseball club has
bought the pick of the Louisville team
for a sum said to be $25,000 cash," -
Mrs. O, A. Burling, mother-in.law
of Rear-Admiral William T, Sampson,
died at her home in Rochester, N, Y,,
aged 76 years.
Ex-Sheriff Weis, of Dayton, O., has
received by mail a commission from
President Kruger appointing him- a
brigadier-general in the Boer army.
Weis is a personal friend of Kruger's,
and once visited him in Africa,
The empress of Germany is a stanch
defender of the bible, and deprecate!
all slighting remarks at court relative to
the church or the scriptures. -
Nearly every- grocery jobber and
wholesaler in Missouri, Kansas, Okla
homa and Indian territory was repre
sented at a meeting held in Kansas City
to organize against trusts. ,
In celebrating the fiftieth anniversary
of his professorship Professor Virohow,
of Berlin, said he owed his scientific
reputation almost entirely to his Ameri
can and Japanese pupils, who continued
his researches.
Filipino Bands Returning1 to
Abandoned Towns.
Colonel Hare Loses the Track of the
Prisoners He Has Folio wed General
Wheeler Goes Sooth.
Manila, Jan. 1. The insurgents
who evacuated the coast towns between
Dagupaxt: and Yigan, fleeing to the
mountains before the advancing Amer
icans,, are returning in small bands to
the towns the Americans do not oo
cupy, ' terrorizing the natives and
Chinamen, who showed friendship for
the Americans. The . natives and
Chinamen are seeking the protection of
the American garrisons. '
Colonel Wessel's cavalry, while
scouting in the vicinity of Trinidad,
bund evidence of Filipino soldiers be
ng in that vicinity, but it was impose
sible to bring about an engagement. i
The recent increase in the garrison of
Namaepacaa against the threatened
rebel attack on Christmas day averted
Colonel Hare, of the Thirty-third in
fantry, who has been following a party
of American prisoners, lost track for
three days, about December 20,. of such
signs and evidences pf their passage as
they customarily left behind them. It
ia thought the prisoners were separated
andconveyed to remote parts of the
mountains, thus increasing the difficul
ties of General Young's troops to effect
a rescue,
General Wheeler, who was recently
in Manila, rfinnfistina- an atroointment
south in the line of the expected cam?
paign, is now a$ Pajanaque, ,
Americans Captured itrongftqid,
Washington, Jan. 1, General Otis
cables the war department today as fol
lows: "Manila' Colonel Lockett, with a
regiment of two battalions of the
Forty-sixth, (Colonel Schuyler), one
battalion of the Forty-fifth (Colonel
Dorst), and one company of the Twen
ty-seventh infantry, and two guns (Cap
tain Van Deusen,) attacked the enemy,
600 strong in a mountain stronghold
beyond Mont Alban, northeast of - San
Mateo, A large number were killed
and, wounded, and 24 were taken 'pris
oners. J-iocKett caprarea one : cannon,
40 rifles, 20,000 rounds of ammunition,
600 pounds of powder, arsenal fortifica.
tions.all their food supplies and con
siderable other property.
"This captured point, located on a
mountain trail, was formerly supposed
to be impregnable. ' Our casualties:
Lieutenant Enlow, Eleventh cavalry,
and five enlisted men wounded, mostly
slight, ; Private Matson; Forty-fifth in
fantry, drowned."
Not American Tessels.
Port Townsend, Jan. 1. The pur
chase of foreign vessels by the United
States government for use as transports
during the Spanish-American war and
their subsequent sale by the gQYern
ment to private citizens has resulted in
complicating matters for purchasers
from the fact that after purchase of
suchsvessels the government refuses to
allow them to b documented & the
United States as American vessels.
The pase in point is the steamship
Scipio, which was recently sold by the
navy department and was afterwards
refused documentation. The purchaser
applied to the secretary pf he treasury,
asking that if he shpuJd break the
Scipio up, whether the material of
which she was constructed would be
subject to duty if sold in the United
States. Yesterday Collector Heustis
received a circular letter covering the
above case from the treasury depart
ment in which Acting Secretary Spaul
ding says that upon the sale of said
vessel in a port of the United States
the materia or materials taken there?
from would not bo regarded as an im
portation within the meaning of thft
customs laws, and would therefore be
exempt from duty. ;
The Plague Scare,
San Francisco, Jan. 1. The steamer
Gaelic arrived here this afternoon from
the Orient, via Honolulu. The Gaelib
was sent to quarantine, owing to the
plague scare, but her cabin passengers
were allowed to land, towboats plying
between tne steamer and the city for
the purpose. .
The press correspondent at Honolulu
says there have been no new oases of
plague since last advices. There have
been several sudden deaths, and in
each instance rumor assigned ' the
plague as the cause. Investigation
ptfpved otherwise, . The board of health
now claims but two deaths were caused
Dy tne scourge, fne remaining cases be?
ing doubtful or suspicious,
': Bobbed of S12.O0O.
Walsenbura. Colo.. Jan. i. W. T.
Mitsap, a prominent stockman, was
seized by two men when about q enter
the Klein hotel and was robbed of
$12,000. The money was mostly in
his coat and vest pockets and these
garments were torn from him. No
trace of the criminals has been found
Mr. Milsap was on his way to Mexico
do Duy caiue,
Big; Liner Is Ashore,
London, Jan, 1,-A large German
mail steamer, believed to be one of the
HamburgrAmerican liners, has eone
aground daring a terriflo gale in East
Day, .about a quarter of a mile off Dun-
geness, the southern extremity of Kent,
Heavy seas are breaking over the yes
sel, and life.boats are unable to reach
her. Fears are entertained for the
safety of the passengers.
it is reported that the position of the
liner is very serious,
Arrested at Bsteourt
Durban, Jan. 1. A German farmer
named Stucke and the Rev, Mr. Hartes,
director oi tne Hanoverian missions in
Natal, have been arrested at Estoourt
on a charge of aiding the Boers. They
both claim the protection of Germany.
Eugene T. Smaller Dead. :
St. Paul, Jan. 1. Eugene V. Smal-
ley, the editor and publisher of the
Northwest Magazine, died at his home
in this city at mio'night. As a news
paperman, author and publisher, Mr.
Smalley was one of the most widely
knows writers of the Northwest.
Portuguese South Africa Is to Be Di
vided Up, -
New York, Jan. 1. A dsipatch to
the Herald from Berlin says: ,
i The Lokal Anzieger publishes the
contents of the German-English-Portu
guese secret treaty. This double treaty
will have executive force as soon as the
Swiss jurists, Messrs . Blaesi-Hensley
and Goldau, have given a decision in
the Delagoa bay arbitration.
The decision, it is expected, will be
given in January or February and will
probably be in favor of England, in
which case foftugai must pay to ing
land and America an indemnity of 1,.
900,000. England obtained in 1891
from Portugal the right of pre-emption
in Delagoa bay, and the cession 01 Del
agoa bay to England may therefore be
expected in March next. '
It is possible that President Kruger
may now declare War on Portugal and
attack Delagoa at once.
In order to prevent any interference
by France or Russia, Enlgand ' con
eluded a secret treaty with Germany
regarding the complete partition of the
Portuguese colonial possessions. Ger
many is to receive all the Portuguese
possessions in Asia, with 20,000 square
miles ot territory ana J.yuu.ouu innao
itants, Germany further receives in
Africa all Portuguese territory north of
Mosambique, except a strip of land
three miles wide, for Mr. Cecil Rhodes'
trans-African railway. For this the
German government will pay Portugal
25,000,000 marks.
Burial of the Martyred -Heroes of the
Washington. Jan. 1. Upon the
windy heights of Arlington cemetery,
the Maine dead, brought from Havana
by the battleship Texas, today were
laid Wy m their Snal resting places,
with simple religious services,' and the
impressive honors of war, in the pres.
ence of the president, members p big
cabinet, ameers of the army and navy
and other officers ot the government.
A cabinet officer, surveying the flag-
draped coffins before the ceremony be'
gan, saidi "The lives of these men
cost Spain her colonies." But there
was no note of triupmh in the grim
scene today. With a touch of Sadness
and, solemn, gravity," the nation per.
formed its duty to the dead and gave
its defenders a ' Christian burial at
home, in soil hallowed ' by patriotic
dead. . - " ...
- Battle With Bobbers.
Seattle, Jan. 1. Two, masked men
held up a, pauaro streetcar at u
o'clock tonight. There were eight
passengers aboard, and a regular fusil
lade of shots was fired. : One of the
passengers inside the car, C. E. Plimp
ton, opened fire on the hghwayman. en
tering from the rear, and three shots
were returned. One broke Plimpton,!!
arm and the Other entered his breast,
Shortly after midnight the ponce
found near the scene of the Ballard
street-car hold-up the body of one of
the two bandits. He had been almost
instantly killed by a bullet from a
passenger's pistol. The body . is still
unidentified. :
Big Buffalo Vine Tori)s. Qut Blah..
Bakes City, Or., Jan. 1. A sensa
tional strike was made . today in A.
Geiser's Big- Buffalo mine, two miles
west of this city. The miners, took
several samples of or from the tunnel,
which today tapped the 80-foot ledge.
By assays just returned to the owner
of the mine, the samples all show gold
values ranging from $18 to $102.75 in
gold and five ounces of silver to the
ton. Mr. Geiser, who was formerly
part owner pf the Bonanza mine, said
today that u the values fioiq on
throughout the Big Buffalo, the prop.
erty will be equal to the Bonanza. The
Big Buffalo is within plain sight of
this city.
Killed His Young Wife and Himself.
Winnipeg, Jan. 1. Pierre Dentzer,
a German farmer, aged 50, living near
Rathwell, 100 miles from Winnipeg,
shot and killed his lG-yearrpld wife in
a fit gf temper. IJentzer tlieq parried
his bab tg a BeighHr' hB88 d re"
turned . home. The authorities were
notified, and on approaching the hou?
found that the woman's body had bee
taken inside the house and a cross ha.
been raised by Den tger en the ground
where she had been shot. Dentzer had
spread a sheet on the floor, placed his
wife's body on it, blew out his brains.
Went Through a Bridge.
San Bernardino, Cal., Jan. 1. As
No. S3, west-bound freight train over
the Sante Fe igute,, waj erof sing Oajon
creek bridge today, about 13 miles
north of this city, nine cars went
through the bridge into the creek bot
tom. Six pf the oars weie loaded with
cotton, one with telegraph Ijvire, and
one wth general raerohandise and sul
phur. The cars caught fire and made
a terrible ponflagratiqij. gestinjf the
entity contents and framework. No
one was killed, .
A Murderous Collector.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 1 Samuel
Mills, a collector for aa - installment
house, this afternoon attempted, to seize
furniture in: the house of Mary Ven-
able, colored, for a small debt. The
woman attempted to prevent it, and in
the struggle that ensued Mills ghot the
woman and her little son and daughter-,
all seriouslv, : Mills was arrested.
Bullet's Sphere of Action.
Gape Town, Jan. 1. Colonel Qtter,
commanding the Canadian contingent
of troops," is to Join the staff of Buller,
all the members qf which are proceed
ing tq Natal, indicating tbat Buller's,
sphere will shortly he confined t.
Natal, - "
Boston Sympathy for Baers, .
Boston, Jan. I, The common conn!:
oil of Boston today, after a spirited de?
bate, adopted a resolution of sympathy
for the Boers,
Civil War In New Guinea.
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 1. News has
been received by the steamer Aorangi
of a bloody civil war which has been
raging among the natives of Klriwina,
New Guinea. In the fighting the head
chief was defeated, and 11 villages in
all were destroyed, with heavy slaugh
ter. German Officers Fought a Duel. :
Berlin. Jan. 1. Lieutenant Raub
and Lieutenant St. Clow, both of the
One Hundred and Fiftieth regiment,
fought a duel today near Alonstein,
East Prussia. The latter officer was
Wants England to Define
Her Position.
Possible Change of Policy Sir Charles
Dllke Warns Against a liasty Over
turning of Precedents.
London, Jan. 1. -Lord Rosebery
writes as follows this morning to the
ilmes: '
"There are disquieting intimations
which appear to point to our govern
ment Having treated foodstuffs as con
traband of war, As this is a matter of
supreme importance, I venture to ad
dress this line to you in the hope that
it may elicit an authoritative statement
on the subject." ,, ' .
The Times, commenting editorially
upon Lord Roseberry's letter, says?
"Too little is known f the seiauret
for any valid inferenoe safely to be
drawn. Aa emergency might arise
when certain foodstuffs would be re
garded as contraband - while others
would not, especially if the latter were
intended for concern batants There
might, for instance, be reasonable
grounds for treating canned goods as
contraband and flour as legitimate."
After admitting that it "would be
unadvisable to create a precedent which
might some day be invoked against
us," the article concludes as ' follows;
"While we fully share the vievf that
no serious change of policy should oo
cur without cogent reasons , and ample
consideration, wo cannqt bnt ask our
selves whether, in the event ot Great
Britain being engaged in war, the
action, either Of the enemy or even of
neutral powers, in; a matter noon
which suoh groat divergence of opinion
still exists is likely to be governed by
any precedent we or any one else may
have set in the past, rather than by the
immediate interests of the moment,"
Two Seven-Story Buildings Were De
stroyed Firemen Injured.
New York, Jan. ,1. The two seven-
story buildings at 425 to 435 East
Twenty-fourth street, occupied princi.
pally by the wall-paper factory of Wil
liam Campbell & Qo,, were destroyed
Dy nra tonight, ine loss is fully
$500,000. The plant of the New York
Hygienic Ice Company, which occu
pied the basement of 425, and that of
the Manhattan Electric . Light : Com.
pany, on the first and second floors of
the same building, were totally de
stroyed. A iftrge portion of the east
side gets its lights from that company;
and was, on aooount ; of the fire, cast
into complete darkness. ' The Campbell
company , employed 400 -hands, who
will be thrown out of work by the fire.
The properties of all three firms are de
stroyed beyond the ' hope of saving a
dollar's worth. The lqsses are partly
covered by insurance.
Throe hobkrand-ladder men. Andrew
Degnan, Joseph Shaughnessy and Jos
eph Bessinger, were caught PM the sixth
floor qCthe huilding, and escaped with
great dirBcu.lty, AU were severely
burned, Shaughnessy and Bessinger
were sent to Bellevue hospital. . The
other hook-and-ladder men were caught
on one of the high window ledges, with
the flames roaring all around them and
the dense smoke making them, almost
imperceptible from the street. Exten?
sion ladders were run . and firemen
brought them down in an almost un
conscious condition. " One of the men,
Lee Potter, waj very severely burned,
and was sent to Bellevue hospital.
One Person Was Killed and Fourteen
Were Injured.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 1. The Cbey
enne flyer on the Union Pacific rail
road crashed into, the Bpulder Yalley
train, at Brighton, polo..,., at ft this
morning. One man -Yf as UUed, Win
field Randelman, express messenger,
Denver, whose body wis burned ' to a
crisp, .Fourteen persons were injured.
The Boulder valley train left Denver
a little late this morning, and as usual
stopped at Brighton, which is the junc
tion for the Boulder Valley line from
the main line to Cheyenne. -The Chey
enne flyer also left Denver . late, and
coming into Brighton in the early
morning dusk, ran into the tear end Of
the Boulder train, telescoping two or
three cars and derailing the passenger
locomotive. r .
Section gangs from Denver yards and
half a dozeq passengers occupied the
Boulder train. . The mail and baggage
car and the smoker, of the . flyer. , were
burned. Mrs. Young was in t&e chair
car with six children,' Nona of the
children were hurt, although she re
ceived serious injury., . The wounded
were brought to Denver, and taken to
the hospitals. Conductor McAllister,
of the Boulder valley train "was erased
by ne aeciaent. lie attempted to
jump into the burning wreckage, and
had to be forcibly restrained. ; ': 1 f
In his proclamation to the burghers,
Baden-Powell makes, the extraordi
nary statement, that the American gov
ernment has warned others pi her in
tentions tq, side with England should
any of them interfere.. ; - ;:-
General Whjte Ba the F.v
Ladvsmith. Sundav. Deo. 24. via
Pietermaritzburcr -General White has
had a slight, attack, pi. fever, ' bnt is
now convalescent. - -: . -
It is reported that General Jouhevt ia
a train in command of the Boers here.
The military authorities appear confi
dent, but tney are very reticent.
About 2.000 claims .have henn fllnrl
so far for pensions for disabilities re
ceived during the Spanish-American
war, - - -
Hawaiian Steamer Wrecked, '
San Francisco, Jan.- 1. According
to Honolulu advices, the island steamer
Kilohana was wrecked December 10,
at Lahaina. She ran on a reef between
Lahaina and Kaanapali, and is a total
loss. No lives were lost.; The weather
was not rough, and it is supposed that
the accident was due to an error of
calculation. -
At Adams a brass band has "begun
to practice for the political campaign."
At Silver Lake a number of stockmen
have sold last spring's calves at $15
per bead.
Opening of the- Campaign In ' Southern
; Manila, Jan. 3. The first movement
of the general southern advance oc
curred this morning, when two battal
ions of the Fourth infantry landed and
occupied Cabuyao, on the south side
of Laguna de Bay. Two Americans
were killed and two wounded. Twen
ty-four of the enemy were found dead
in one house. One hundred and fifty
prisoners and four six-pounder rapid -
nre guns were captured.
The gunboat Laguna de Bay bom
barded the town before the disembark
ation of the troops from the cascoes.
which was made under the enemy's
shrapnel fire. The enemy evacuated
tne place before the chare ina - Ameri
cans, retreating to Santa ' Rosa, to
which town they were pursued.
Heavy fighting occurred . along the
road to Santa Rosa, which was cccu
pied by the insurgents, retreating south
toward Silan. The Americans burned
the country around Cabuyao. '
The gunboat returned to Calamba.
for reinforcements, and thence came
to Manila to get ammunition. She
recently captured two of the enemy's
steam launches, one under the fire of
artillery, at Calamba, and also four
cascoes loaded with rice. Other regi
ments are mobilizing tonight at San
Pedro Maoati and Pasig, preparatory to
continuing tne southern advance.
. . Yesterday's capture of bombs in
volved the seizure of doooments incul
pating 1,000 Filipinos who intended to
rise against the Americans. Papers
were also found showing a distribution
of the city into districts, and a careful
assignment of leaders and - followers
The precautions taken by the Ameri
cans Saturday, it is now evident, alone
prevented an uprsing.
The provost marshal has requested
that two more regiments be detained
for the protection of Manila. Three
thousand troops are now actually in
the city. '
Aguinaldo'a wife, sisters and 18
Filipinos have surrendered to Major
March's battalion of the Third infantry
at Bontoo. Three Filipino officers also
surrendered to Major March, and the
Filipinos gave up two Spanish and two
American prisoners.
Combination to Control the Output of
the Country.
Chicago, Jan. 3. Information has
reached Chicago of a proposed combi
nation to control the zinc output of the
United States. Work on the scheme
has been begun, and the initial steps
have been taken in Kansas City. , Ac
cording to one of the best-known zinc
operators, who was in Chicago yester
day, the plan includes not only the
control of the mines, but of the smelt
ing plants as well. Within a short
time representatives of the combination
will get a price on all producing ziiia
mines in the Joplin, Mo., district, and
secure options on them: It - has - been
estimated by the promoters that it will
take in the neighborhood of $100,000,
000 to swing the undertaking success
fully, and this amounnt of money, with
as much more as may be necessary, is
said to be ready tq : go into the
scheme," -.. "
Phosphate Carrier Goes Down, but
Crew Is Saved,
Chicago, Jan. 3, A special tq the
Tribune from Norfolk, Va., saysj , The
schooners Fannie Brown and Margaret
Roper collided off Hatterae, and the
Fannie Brown sank. The 10 men of
the crew were saved by the crew of the-
The .collision occurred on the night
of December 29, during a high wind.
The big schooners crashed together be.
fore the lookouts saw the danger. The
Brown, being loaded with rock and
phosphate, filled rapidly, and its crew
of 10. had barely time to take to the
boats, the schooner sinkly shortly after
they put off. The Roper, disabled,
stood by, and after a hard stiuggle got
the Brown's erew safely aboard.
. An Interesting Rumor.
London, Jan. 1 . A " dispatch from
Lorenzo Marquez, dated December 23,
says a curious Btory is current, emanat-.
ing from Boer sources that Matt, Steyn,
brother of the president pf ; the Orange
Free State, and. 80Q Jree Staters have
definitely refused to continue the :Kvar,
Matt, Steyn, acting as spokesman oi
the party, is reported to have told the
president that he was only . authorised
to, intevene in the interest ot peace,
and. that the, burghers did not feel that
they were bound by his 'unwarrantable
conduct,, especially as they fan the.
risk of confiscation. o4 their- property,
and they simply desried to be permitted
tq farm in peace and proposed to, imwe
dlately return to their- farms, : ; :.
"Train W4thou an Engineer.
Cedar.' Ranida. fa.. Jan. S TTio
overland limited on the - Northwestern
railway ran 50 miles last night with
out an engineer. - No one on the train
was conscious of the danger until the
nreman Drougnt tne tram TO s - standi
still at Bertram. . Near Mechanicsville.
Knffinp.flT. "EV .T. isb. In snmA unknown
manner, fell from the cab,' and the.
nreman. aia no nonce nis aDsence. until
the train had whirled oyer 6Q miles.
PihIt a war nicked nrt nnnanantnnH a ffiw
'. A 1 I T,- ' '
hours later, aja.d died in a hospital here
tonign,. . - ;
Fire In a, Rarth Carolina. Town,
Greensboro., N, C Jan.-" 8. Fire
last night caused losses aggregating
nearly $ 100,000, partly covered by ' in
surance, The heaviest losers are W.
Cleary and the Hague-MoCord Dry
Goods Company, J. -; : . .- , i .-.
Family Burned to .Death. '
Barboursville, W. " Ya., Jan, 8.
William Ellis,, wife and - two children
were burned to death ia. their home
near here today. The origin of the
fire ia unknown.
. Iho Invasion of Canada. '" '
New York, Jan. 3. A special to
the Times from Burlington, Vt., ' says:
It is reported that the Fenians are en
gaged in storing large quantities of,
dynamite,lyddite ammunition and sup
plies in a few selected . repositories.' in
remote districts of Vermont and Maine,
near the Canadian boundary line. The
information comes from persons who
claim to have knowledge of the . pur
chase of some of the supplies.
The British consul at Kansas City
has resigned and will become an Amer
loan citizen, .v -
Boers Were Driven Back by
General1-French. .
The Dutch Were Surprised, and. Find
ing Their Retreat Threatened, Fled
In Disorder Artillery Duel.
Reinsberg, Cape Colony, Jan. 3.
General French has completely defeated
the Boeis and occupied Colesburg
The general continued to keep the
Boers on the move and pressed them
closely Saturday - and Sunday, giving
them no time to make a prolonged
stand, and when day broke he was
within striking distance of the enemy
Last night all the cavalry, artillery
and infantry, the latter riding in wag
ons to increase the general mobility.
started upon a night march with the
object o'f turning the Boer's right. The
flank operations were successful. The
infantry and field batteries immediately
made a feint attack on the Boer front.
and while this was proceeding the cav
alry and light artillery got completely
around the enemy's right flank, as ar
The programme worked without
hitch. The Boers were utterly sur
prised, and, finding their retreat threat
ened, fled in disorder, to the eastward,
leaving Colesburg in General French's
Artillery Duel for Two Hours.
London, Jan. 3 The Daily Mail has
the following dispatch, dated January
1, from Reinsberg:
"Yesterd'sy afternoon a big force oi
cavalry and infantry, with 10 guns,
under the personal command of General
French, moving by a detour, occupied
some hills three miles from - Colesburg,
where the Boers were in strength, con
fident in the natural aid afforded them
by the hills around. .
"The enemy '8 position extended six
miles around the entire village. At
daybreak our artillery opened the bat
tle. The Boers were taken by surprise,
but replied vigorously. An artillery
duel was mamtainned for two - hours.
Then a Boer Hotchkiss collapsed and
was abandoned. We captured it. A
Boer big gun was silenced, but this
and the other Boer guns were with
drawn to the northward, whither we
are harassing the Boer retreat by a
damaging shell fire.
"Colesburg is in our hands, and the
few remaining loyalists are jubilant.
We have oaptured many wagons and a
considerable quantity of stores. - '
. "Our loss was quite slight, but the
Boers must have suffered heavily.
They may stop at Achertang or cross
the river altogether at Norvalspont,
where the bridge ia still intact." -, ..
"'.- Rising of Cape Dutch. ; " .'
e Cape Town, Jan. 8.; tJgly rumors
are in circulation of a Dutch rising,
with the object of seizing Cape Town
and the docks and capturing the gover
nor qf Cape Colony Sir Alfred Milner.
The center of the movement is said , to
be Paari, a village about 30 miles from
Cape Town, where a-meeting of the
Afrikanderbund was held- yesterday.
A similar meeting was held at Rich
mond December 28; and it is reported
that the members of the bund in these
two towns are acting in concert.
The members of the bund at Willing-
ton and the Dutch in Clan William
district are said to be armed with
Mausers, and to be anxious to use them
in behalf of the Boers. .
Although the stories of a rising are
disciedited, the police and military are
taking ample precautions.
. i Philippine Hemp Trade.
Washington, Jan. 3. Assistant Sec-
retray of War Meiklejohn, in a letter
to Representative Long, of Kansas, . re
garding the opening of the hemp ports
in the Phlippme islands, says:
The estimated exports of hemp
from the Philippine islands .for one
year, of American occupation will ap
proximate 100,000 tons, of which
amount 29,000 tons should be credited
to the United States. This places the
estimated exports to the United States
for the year ot American - occupation
at abqut 17,000 tons less than the ex
ports of 1897. This is accounted for
by the fact that there have been opened
for shipment only three porta of the
Philippine islands.
"Every effort has been made by the
war department in the past and will be
made in the future to comply with re
quests to open all the so-called hemp
ports of the islands."
' Aoetylene Gas Explosion.
Stromsberg, ; Neb., ; Jan. . 3. Eden
Baptist church, which was dedicated
only a year ago, was totally destroyed
by fire this morning, and two people
were seriously injured. The fire was
caused by an explosion of acetylene
gas, with which the church was
lighted, - The gas generator and the
furnace were both located in the base
ment, and it is supposed escaping . gas
waa ignited by the furnace. A large,
number of people were in the church
just previous to the explosion. The
building was badly wrecked, and what
was not destroyed by the explosion was
consumed by fire.
Great Northern's New Branch.
Chicago, Jan. 1. -The Tribune says:
December 31 the Sioux City & North
ern railroad, from Garretson, S. D., to
Sioux City, will pass from the hands
of the co-receivers to the control of the
Great Northern railway. 'It is stated
that President J. J. Hill, oi the Great
Northem,oontemplates radical changes.
The German press is hostile to the
British seizure of a German ship. Two
German cruisers have been sent to Del
agoa bay. -
Pittsburg, Jan. 3. An explosion of
sewer gas at Knoxville, a thriving
borough near here,- about midnight,
demolished 17 frame houses and a
number of stables, partly wrecked a
dozen more frame dwelling, and tore
up several streets for hundreds of feet.
No one was injured.
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 3. Chas. Tag-
gert, who arrived in this city from the
Cocopah country of Lower California,
reports that the earthquake of Christ
mas day had a marked effect upon the
geysers of that region, causing them to
spout with redoubled force '
Temporary Reaction From the Heaviest
Holiday Trade on Record. .
Bradstreet's says: Holiday influence
and stock-taking impart an appearance
of dullness to general distributive trade,
broken, however, by fair activity in
reorder business to fill up stocks de
pleted by the heaviest holiday trade
that has ever hef.n fiTTWvrifinonH
Anticipation of spring trade wants
has given a more than ordinarily ac
tive appearance to business in dry
goods at New York, while in industrial
lines the efforts of manufacturers to
keep up with filled order-books is re
sulting in unusually active operations.
Following the flurry in money, stocks
and in some lines of speculative com
modities noted last week, has come, as
was expected, a more cheerful tone,
and a firming up in quotations is noted
In such staples as cotton, which was
effected by last week's money develop
ments, and also in hog products, cof
fee, copper, tin and lead. The strength
of textiles is still a feature which finds
justification in current statistics of
larger season's receipts and sales of
wool, and in reports of enlarged old
and heavily increased new capacity in
manufacturing lines.
. In iron and steel, seasonable quiet ae
regards new business is observable, but
unabated activity on earlier booked
orders is reported. In some cases, no
shutdown was made for the holidays
by mills and furnaces.
Wheat (including flour) shipments
for the week aggregate 8,610,557 bush
els, agaist 2,813,714 bushels last week,
6,202,625 bushels in the corresponding
week of 1898. 6,495,061 bushels in
1895. .
For the year, failures are the smallest
in number for 17 years past, and were
it not for a few heavy fiancial suspen
sions in December, liabilities, which
will exceed those of 1892 slightly,
would have been smallest for 12 yeais
past. .
Seattle Markets.
Onions, new, f 1.00 1.25 per sack.
Potatoes, new, $16 20.
Beets, per sack, 75 85c.
Turnips, per sack, 60o.
Carrots, per sack, 50o. "
" Parsnips, per sack, 75 85c.
Cauliflower,-75o$l per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California, 73
90o per 100 pounds. '
Peaches, 6580o.
Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box.
Pears, $1.00 1.25 per box.
Prunes, 60o per box.
Watermelons, $1.50.
Nutmegs, 50 75c.
Butter Creamery, 32o per pound;
dairy, i7(92c; rancn, aao per pound.
Eggs Firm, 80 31o.
Cheese Native, 16o.
Poultry 9 10c; dressed, 13 14c.
, Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice Eastern - Washington timothy,
$17.0018.00 '
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $28. -
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
en,. 1 ln ,nn '
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.85;
blended straights, $3.10; California,
S3 2K; . hnnlrwhnat flnnr. $fi 00: orra-
ham, per barrel, $3.80; whole wheat
flour, $3.10; rye flour, $3.804.00. -
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $16.00; .
shorts, per ton, $17.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $20.50 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $22; oil cake meal,
per ton, $32.00. ,
Portland Market. '.,
Wluul! Walla Walla K1 531 KOrt
Valley, 52c; Bluestom, 64o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.00; graham.
An gy An . " . 1 . .
$2.ou; supemne, 92.10 per uarrei. -
Oats Choice white, 34 35c; choice
brewing, $18.0018.60 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran. $17 per, ton: mid
illinfffl $9.9? oVin-rfja Sift nVrT. S 1 ft twvf
ton. - ,
C? - T w " ' -
Hay Timothy, $9 10.50; clover,
V(g; uregonwua nay, $0(3t per ion.
Butter Fancv -creamery. 50(d)55c:
seconds, 42K45o; dairy, 8740c;
store, 25 86c.
Eggs 18 19o per dozen. ,
Cheese Oregon full cream, 18c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
jt -
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.50
3.50 per dozen; hens, $4.00; springs,
$2.503.50; geese, $7.009.00 for old;
$4. 60 6. 60 for young; ducks, $4.50
per dozen; turkeys, live, 12)it13o
per pound.
Potatoes 5570o per sack; sweets,
22J4o per pound. . r
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cauli
flower, 76o per dozen; parsnips, $1;
beans, 66o per pound; celery, 70
75o per dozen; encumbers, 60o per
box; peas, 84oper pound; tomatoes,
7 5o per box; green corn, 12&(g
15o per dozen. , ' ,
Hops 8 11c; 1898 crop, 56o. .
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 14o; mohair, 37 -80o
per pound. :' '
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wetners.
and ewes, 8Kc; dressed mutton, 6&
7c per pound; lambs, 7o per pound.
; Hogs Gross, choice heavy, so.uu; .
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$5.506.00 per 100 pounds.
' Beef GrosB, top steers, $3.504.00;
cows, $33.60; dressed beef, 6K
iHo per pound. . "r :
Veal Large, 6&7c; small, Bg
8KopOT pound. .: . ? ' '
Baa Francisco Market.
. Wool Spring-Nevada, 12 16c pei
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 16o; Valley,-
'20 22c; Northern, 10 1 2c.
..Hops 1899 crop, ll12o . per
Onions Yellow, 7685o per sack.
Butteir Fancy creamery 24 25c;
do seconds, 22 23c; fancy dairy, 20
21o; do seconds, 19o per pound.
Eggs Store, 2527o; fancy ranch,
84c. ... - '
Millstuffs Middlings, $16.00
19.00; bran, $13 14.00. .
Hay Wheat $7. 00 9; wheat and '
oat $7.60 9.00; best barley $5.00
7.50; alfalfa, $5.00 7.50 per ton;
straw, 8545o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, $1.00; Ore
gon tsurDanss, 000(91. 10; river uur
banks, 45 75c; Salinas Burbanks,
$1.00 1.26 per sack.
- Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.788.25; Mexloan limes, $4.00
6.00; California lemons 76cfl.C0;
do ohoi.oe $1.76 3.00 per box.
Tropioal Fruits Bananas, $1.60
2.60 per bunch: pineapples, nom
inal; Persian
dates. 6J6Ko pel