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UN IOW Estab. July, 1897.
GAZETTE: Kstab. Dee, 1863.
j Consolidated FeV 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1900.
YOL. XXX VII. NO. 14.
THE NEWS Of THE WEEK
From All Parts of the Nev
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week
Culled From the Telegraph Column
Machinists of Cleveland, O., have
been ordered out.
Booneville, Iowa, is being terrorized
by striking miners."
General Kitchener has occupied
Prieska, ia Cape Colony.
The crown princess ot ' Austria and
Count Lonyay were married at Vienna.
The Boers at Aliwal North are stil)
holding a position in the .big hills on
the Free State side.
J. F. Allen, of New Orleans, has
bought 1,000,000 Paris exposition tick
ets as a speculation. '
The will of Philip D. Armour, Jr.,
The estate is valued at $8,000,000.
John F. Norton, a Northern Pacifio
switchman, was run over in the yards
at Tacoma, Wash., and died a few
hours later. " .
The slayer of Goebel is said to be
mirlatto. who is now supposed to be ii
biding in the wilds of one of the moun
tain counties. j
At Buda Pest, Hungary, 24 peasant!
were drowned by the capsizing : of a
boat, in which they were crossing th
Danube during a gale. -. ,.
Lieutenant Seaton Schroeder, pres
ent secretary of the naval inspection
board, has been selected to succeed
Captain Leaiy as governor of Guam.
Osman Pasha, the hero of Plerna, ii
dead. In 1876 he defeated the finest
troops of the czar in three pitched bat
tles, which cost Russia : over 80,000
Eight ladies of the sultan's palace at
Constantinople have been sent into ex
ile for machinations in connection
with the sultan's fugitive brother-in-law,
Mahmed Pasha. . . ' - "
. The city council of Astoria, Or.,
passed an ordinance authorizing the
chief of police to pay a bounty , of 6
cents each for all rats caught or killed
within the city limits within the next
SO days. '
The house committee on foreign af
fairs has. decided to investigate the al
legation made by Charles . E. Maerum,
ex-consul to Pretoria, relative to the
opening of his official mail by the
Sir William Van Home, former pres
ident of the Canadian Pacifio railway,
is interested in a project for the; con
solidation of all the railways in Cuba.
For the development of this proiectf Sir
William has $25,000,000 at his dis
posal. The Boers have 40,000 fighting men
President Kroger does not expect
any aid from the powers.
The Boers have blown up the bridges
north of Bloemfontein and are retreat
ing to the north.
' Central American governments are
opposed to the Davis amendment to the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty. ;
Senator Davis, chairman of the sen
ate committee on foreign relations and
in charge of the French reciprocity
treaty, said that notwithstanding the
purpose to extend the time for1 the ex
change of ratifications, he proposes to
do all he can to obtain ratification dur
ing the present session. .
Elizabeth T. Struble, editor ot the
Nautilus, a Christian science news
paper, Ft Sioux Falls. S. D.. pleaded
guilty in the federal court to sending
obscene literature through the mails,
and was fined $200. Mrs. Struble re-
lusea to pay ine duo huu was uiKeu to
jail. . : -
The differential freight' rate of 10 per
cent on the Canadian . Pacific between
the East and San Francisco is abolished.
This is the outcome of a meeting held
in Chicago, at which -agents of the
Amreican lines threatened to secure
legislation debarring the Canadian Pa
cifio from participating in traffic orig
inating in the United States if the dif
erential were continued.
Much concern is being shown by the
German government in the threat made
by Montague White that the Boers will
destroy Johannesburg to prevent it be
ing made the base of the British opera
tions against Pretoria. The Berlin au
thorities will strongly oppose such ac
tion, because of the damage which will
done to the property owned by Ger
Great excitement prevailafjn San
Jacinto, as it has been discovered that
part of the San Jacinto mountain has
slipped into a subterranean cavern. A
. territory covering 60 acres, at an eleva
tion of 4,000 feet, was dislodged by the
recent earthquake and has slipped 150
for centuries. The face of the new val
ley is thickly traversed with fissures
Diplomats in Constantinople believe
Russia aims at commercial protectorate
of northern Asia Minor.
The American Political league, a new
organization, will hold a national con
" vention in Boston July 4.
Congressmen and senators have 15,
000,000 packages of seeds to distribute
among their rural constituents.
Nearly all the progressive railroads
re abandoning wooden cars ana adopt-
inn tka KniH afranfnpaa
The cure of worldly love is divine
love for the world.
The advanced price of turpentine,
raisins and naval stores is making hun
dreds of Florida producers rich. -
Dr. John P. Wood, of Coffey ville,
Kan. .claims to be the oldest practicing
physician in the world. He is 99 years
old and still makes daily visits to many
The war department issued the state
ment that the receipts of publio funds
. of the - Philippine islands, beginning
August 18, 1898, and ending December
SI, 1899, amount to $6,698,080-
The plague at San Francisco has
been stamped out.
Revolutionists of Colombia are press
ing the government forces.
Many naval offiers ask for retirement,
but most of them are doomed to disap
pointment. Colonel Plumer is on half rations,
and the relief of Maefking is further off
The Behring sea patrol is now to be
resumed, owing to the failure of bound
Hon. John M. Stone, for 10 years
governor of Mississippi, died at Holly
Springs, after a short illness.
' The Merchants National Bank, of
Butland, Vt., has been wrecked by its
cashier. The defaulter is in jail.
Lord Salisbury has apologized to the
United States for the opening .of ex
Consul Maerum 'b mail at Durban.
Bevolution in the province qf Entre
Bios, Argentine, has - been completely
quelled by the government troops.
-. The Boers have adopted a new meth
od. Their forces are broken into small
bands and seriously harass the British.
The total British losses up to date,
exclusive of the invalids sent home,
are 16,418 in killed, wounded and
At a meeting of Boer sympathizers at
Bradford, England, dead catB and other
unsavory missies were hurled at the
End of China is at hand. Partition
among civilized nations is likely to be
accomplished before the inauguration
of the new century. -
The United Irish-American socieites
met in New York city and passed reso
lutions condemning the proposed visit
of Queen Victoria to Ireland.
State Mine Inspector Owens, of
in his annual report, places the
coal output of Washington during 1899
at more than 2,000,000 tons, 250,000
tons in excess of 1898. He estimates
the output for 1900 at 2,500,000 tons.
Arizona is to have an ostrich trust.
All birds at Pasadena, San Antonio,
Los Angeles and other points in the
United States, will be moved to Phoe
nix. A. Y. Pearson, a New York capi
talist will have absolute control of the
ostrich feather industry of this country.
' Ira F. Bride, one of the oldest and
best-known auction pool, sellers and
bookmakers in the country, died in De
troit, aged 65. Mr. Bride was one of
the firm of Bride & Fitch, that has
handled big pool selling privileges , on
the principal Western lace tracks for
Boers are letiring from Kroonstad.
Lord Roberta has not yet advanced
The Puerto Bioan appropriation bill
was signed by President McKinley.
Several Cleveland, O., concerns have
granted the demands of the striking
Bear-Admiral A. H. McCormick re
tired as commandant of the Washington
. The Norwegian schooner Friton has
been wrecked at Dunkirk, Ireland, and
10 of her crew drowned.
Bob Fitzsimmons and Kid McCoy
have been matched to fight July 4, 25
rounds at catch weights.
Two murderers at Emporia, Va.,
were lynched after the militia that had
protected them were withdrawn. . .
Fifty thousand laboiers on the island
of Puerto Rico are without work, and
whole families have died from starva
tion. The Philippine commission will be
taken to Manila on the transport Han
cock, and will sail from San Francisco
on April 15.
One man was killed and five injured
by a cave-in at Whitehall, on the Balti
more & Ohio railroad, 10 miles south
of Pittsburg, Pa.
The Alaska mail service is meeting
with great success. Mail was recently
transmitted from Circle City to Wash
ington in 30 days. .'
Work has begun on New York city's
underground railway, which will in
volve the expenditure of $36,000,000,
and will give employment to 10,000
Wharton Golden,, in his testimony at
the trial of Secretary of State Caleb
Powers, of Kentucky, said, "John Pow
ers told me they had two negroes to
Eben S. Boyce, of Tacoma, was
found guilty of murder in the first de
gree. He brutally shot his wife Feb
ruary 10, while she. was acting as cash
ier in a restauiant.
The government of Austria-Hungary
has replied to the South African ap
peal for mediation in the war that it
' was only possible to take such a step
when both beligerants desired it
Through the breaking down of the
first floor in a factory building in Hew
York city, which was totally destroyed
by fire, three firemen were killed and
two injured. Property loss $50,000.
. Th e court of inquiry convened by
Bear-Admiral Watson, at Manila, to
investigate the loss of the cruiser
Charleston, exonerated the officers and
men from responsibility for the loss of
the ship. '
An Iowa concern is making farm
wagons wholly of steel.
Electrical power can be transmitted
with profit 80 miles and used as steam
Of the 25 men who have filled the
governor's chair in Indiana, Gov.
Mount is the only one living.
Pennsylvania factory inspectors re
port 2,228 accidents last year, three-
fourths of which were due to careless
The Mississippi legislature has passed
a law lorbidding the sale of cocaine ex
cept when prescribed by a physician.
In ' Virginia a company has been
formed to make artificial . marble of
lime, salt and marsh-mallow root, to
gether with cemen.';
Mrs. Amelia Jalley, aged 72, whose
second husband died a year ago, was
married in Wilkesbarre, Pa., the third
time to Daniel Reese, aged 22.
Dr. Arnold C. Klebs, speaking at the
Academy of Sciences in Chicago, said
that 100,000 persons die of consumption
each year in the United States.
I " :
Secretary Root's Reply to the
NO CONCESSIONS GRANTED
Penults Were Given So Uv to Pre
vent Prospecting; Under Water If
Navigation Is Not Obstructed.
Washington, March 26. Secretary
Root today transferred to the senate
his reply to the resolution requesting
information on the war department'!
practice of granting permits for gold
dredging off the Alaskan coast. He
states that no concessions or grants to
excavate the gold-bearing ned of the
sea at or in the vicinity of Cape Nome
or in other Alaskan waters have been
made by the secretary of war or any
other official of the war department,
but that permits have been given un
der the navigation act of March 3, 1899,
to excavate or dredge for gold at points
where there can be no hindrance to
navigation. He states that prospectors
must secure such permits' to avoid lia
bility to heavy fines under the act.
The secretary adds: .
"As this statute was designed solely
for the protection of navigation, it has
been the practice of the war depart
ment to grant permits to persons desir
ing to excavate for any purpose when
the work is not such as unjustly to af
fect navigation, and is otherwise law
ful. Permits thus granted are not ex
clusive; they do . not preclude any
number of ' similar permits applicable
to the same territory; they are not
grants or concessions, and they confer
no rights whatever, except immunity
from prosecution under the statute.
"As there seems to be no legal rea
son why all citizens of the . United
States should not have the same oppor
tunity to prospect for gold and acquire
mining rights under the mining lawk
upon land under water as they have
upon land not under water, the depart
ment determined, as a general policy
in the exercise of the discretion vested
in the chief of engineers and secretary
of war by this statute, to relieve all
citizens applying from the obstacle in
terposed by this statute as long as then
proposed operations do not, in fact, in
terfere with navigation. All applica
tions made under this statute have ac
cordingly, so far as it has been possi
ble to dispose of them, received favor
able attention. No application of this
description has been denied. Upon
two, permits have been granted. Upon
a third, papers had been prepared and
were awaiting the secretary of war's
signature at the time of the passage of
your . resolution. . Three others were
approved by the chief of engineers, and
were in the hands of the judge-advocate
for the preparation of the neces
sary papers. Eleven others are still in
the office of the chief ot engineers in
process of examination upon the ques
tion whether they interfere with navi
gation. Four more, just received, are
in the office of the secretary of war,
and will today be sent to the chief of
engineers. Unless otherwise directed
by congress, the secretary of war will
deem it his duty in the exercise of th
discretion' vested in him by law, tc
grant permits in all of these cases and
upon all other similar applications by
citizens of the United States; provided
that the proposed work does not affect
A Negro's Six Victims.
Raleigh, N. C, March 24. A negro,
Tom Jones, commonly known in the
country as "Preacher Jones," thit
morning murdered Ella Jones and hei
oldest daughter. Ida, with an ax, and
then set fire to the beds in which lay
the bodies of his victims and four sleep
ing children, ranging in years from a
babe one month old to the largest boy,
who was not more than 5. The foul
children were burned to death. The
crime was committed at Garners, a lit
tle town five miles east of here. The
murderer, according to the story, of
little 7-year-old Laura Jones, who
escaped with her younger sister, de
liberately struck the mother four times
and then made two cuts into the body
of the oldest child. He then fired the
When the people heard the story of
the murder, they went to Jones' house
to arrest him. They found that hit
clothes still bore stains of fresh blood,
and that his hands were covered with
Ice Gorge Floods a Town.
Monroe, Mich., March 26. Owing
to an ice gorge a large portion of the
Third ward of this city is under ioui
feet of water, and the current of tht
Raisin river is running down Front
street on the south and Elm avenue on
the north. Great damage has already
been done. The city authorities have
decided to dynamite the ice gorge.
Factory Elevator Fell.
New York, March 24. One of tht
elevators in the seven-story factory
building at 247 Center street broke its
cable today and fell seven stories,' in
juring three of its occupants internally.
The injured are: John Pododa, 17
years old, the elevator boy; Bernard
Katzung and Anton Schroeder, ot
Adopted by the Senate.
Washington, March 26. The senate
today adopted the conference report on
the Puerto Rican tariff bill by a vot
of 35 to 15, practically a strictly party
expression. No Democrat voted for ths
report, but Stewart, Silver, of Nevada,
voted with the Republicans. The time
of discussion was consumed mostly bj
Tillman, who made a fierce attack on
the measure, and accused the Republi
can senators and the Republican party
of indiscretion, hypocrisy and "dirtj
Frankfort, Ky., March 26. The pre
liminary examination of Secretary o!
State Caleb Powers, charged with abet
ting the assassination of William Goe
bel, began today before Judge Moore,
The courthouse was guarded inside and
out by militia and scores pf deputj
sheriffs with Winchester rifles to pre
vent possible interference from moun
taineers, who were reported on theii
way to Frankfort, but their presence
was unnecessary, as the mountaineer!
( failed to appear, and no disorder oo
BAD NEWS FROM MANILA.
Rebels Capture Quantities of Guns and
San Francisco, March 26. The
steamer Hong Kong Jdaru brings from
Hong Kong news of a surprising state
of affairs existing in the Philippines.
The correspondent of a' Hong Kong
paper sent the following un censored
letter to his journal: '
"Manila, Feb. 13. It is a strange
state of affairs that exist in the Philip
pines today. Improvement is visible
in nearly every quarter. Civil govern
ments are rapidly being established in
every town of importance, and garri
sons and patrols are in process of exten
sion wherever Americans hold territory,
and yet it is an undeniable fact that
since January 1 the insurgents have
captured a number of rifles and quanti
ties of ammunition from . the Ameri
cans, almost equalling the sum total of
American captures from the insurgents.
"Besides this, the casualty, rate for
the last two weeks will come very
close to being heavier than at any other
period of the insurrection, with the ex
ception of the time of the outbreak and
the fortnight beginning with March 25,
1899. These are hard facts to swallow,
and somewhat alarming into the bar
gain. "The threatened guerrilla warfare
that was heard of on every side seems
to be a stern reality, and parties of 50
or smaller numbers are ambushed and
"jumped" day after, day. Supply
trains, small escorts and scouting par
ties are the special objects of attack,
and the country seems to be full of
small, loving bands, waiting at every
convenient cover' until the . prey is
"In one or two instances heavy pa
trols have quickly avenged these raids
by setting out immediately and hunting
down and killing as many , of the ma
rauders as possible. These lessons
have not been forgotten, and in the im
mediate districts there have been no
repetitions of the trouble. ;
"The authorities are giving the ques
tion considerable attention,', and every
effort will be made to insure the public
safety, for on this depends the future of
the country. England's . policy in
India is frequently discussed, -and her
swift and severe punishments are looked
upon as model peacemakers. The arms
were probably captured from commis
GREAT ' STEEL FIGHT ENDED.
Carnegie and Prick Settle Their Differ-
ences Reorganization. ,
Pittsburg, March 26. The differ
ences between H. C. Frick and An
drew Carnegie have been settled. The
parties interested have agreed upon a
plan of reorganization, the new con
cern to be incorporated under the .laws
of New Jersey. :
The Carnegie Steel Plant, Ltd., be
corxfes a stock company with a capital
at from $200,000,000 to $250,000,000,
the famous "ironclad agreement" is
wiped out, all litigation between the
partners in- the Carnegie Company is
dropped, and H. C. Frick, the ex-president
of the company, virtually secures
all he has contended for.
These facts are embodied in an
authorized statement issued tonight by
As the capital of the Carnegie Com
pany, Ltd., is $25,000,000, under the
proposed plan of reorganization, each
partner will hold either eight or ten
times the amount in the corporation.
As Mr. Frick holds 6 per cent of the
company stock in the - Carnegie Steel
Company, he will receive in stock of
the new concern, $12,000,000 if it is
capitalized at $200,000,000; $15,000,
000 if the figure is put up to $250, 000,
000.. His contention in his suit was
that his stock was worth at least $15,
000,000, and he sued to recover the
difference between that and the amount
offered him when be was invited under
the "ironclad" provisions to resign. .
The Prlns Hetnrleh. '
Berlin, March ." 24. The German
cruiser launched today at Kiel received
the name Prinz Heinrich and was
christened by Princess Henry, of
Prussia. ' She is- belt-armored, with
plate 100 millimeters thick at the
water line. She has an indicated horse
power of 15,000, and triple expansion
engiues, and is capable of making 20
knots an hour. She carries two 24
centimeter guns in two revolving tow
ers, six ,1 5-centimeter guns in case
mates, four 15-centimeter guns in re
volving towers and numerous smaller
guns, with four torpedo tubes. ' Hex
displacement is 8,800 tons. '
To Witness an Eclipse. " -
San Francisco, March 24. William
H. Crocker has offered to defiay the
expense of sending out a party from
the Lick Observatory . to observe the
total eclipse of the sun on May 28. A
complete outBt of instruments will be
taken. A station has not yet been
definitely chosen, but it will probably
be Barnetrville, a small town near
Atlanta, Ga. ' "
; Sawmill Boiler Exploded.
Munice, Ind., March 26. The
James Nickum sawmill, six miles
southwest of here, was destroyed by a
fearful boiler explosion this evening.
Three men are dead, one will die and
three others were injured. The dead
are Thomas Sulliavn, Clifford Van Bus
kirk and Marion Carey. Lon Van Bus
kirk, the engineer, had his - skull
crushed in and both arms brokens.
Murdered by Moonshiners.
Raleigh, . N. C, March 24. Gov
ernor Russell is officially informed that
last night four masked men went to
the home of George Rittel, a negro,
near Carthage, and attempted to hang
him, but he broke away. He was
caught, however, horribly mutilated
and hanged and shot. His murderers
are believed to be moonshiners.
He who lights the candle at both
ends, may r expect soon to burn ' his
fingers. .-- V - ''
' - - Victims of Cannibals.
Vancouver, B. C, March 26. A
shocking story comes by the Warrimoo
from Dutch New Guinea of the capture
by the natives of three officers of the
steamer General Pel. The captives
were subjected to the most horrible
tortures and were devoured while yet
living by the cannibalistio natives.
While the General Pel was in Dutch
New Guinea, four of hex officers went
ashore and were about to tajce photo
graphic views, when they were sur
rounded by the natives, and three of
the naval men were taken prisoners,
Many Came From Europe
the Past Year.
ONE-FOURTH WERE ITALIANS
Conditions and Facts Shawn by Re-
- port of the New Tdrk Superintendent
- of Labor Statistics.
Albany, N. Y., March 27. The an
final report of John Mackin, state
superintendent of labor statistics, says:
- "Immigration returns for the quarter
ended December 81, 1899, show an in
crease of 23,012 more than in the last
three months of 1898. In the latter
quarter the arrivals numbered 51,880;
in the same three , months of 1899, 74,-
892. The largest proportionate gain of
those races recording at least 2,000 ar
rivals was made by the Slovaks. The
Polish race was second, the Crotians
and Slavonians third.
"In point of numbers the Southern
Italians still retain the lead - in immi
gration, the arrivals of that race being
nearly one-fourth - of the total. - There
were 18,149, or 24.2 per cent, of that
class who landed during the quarter
which ended last December. Next in
the numerical order come the He
brews, with-10,076; . Poles, 6,401; Slo
vaks, 6,226; Germans, 6,118; Scandi
navians, 4,436; Northern Italians,
4,140, and Irish, 3,745.
"Of the 72,892 immigrants arriving
during the quarter, four-fifths were
destined to the states composing the
North Atlantic division, of which
group the state of New York received
the largest number. Those who went
to the West division numbered 2,386."
NOT MUCH " PROGRESS.
British Operations Checked In South
- -Africa. .V
- London, March 27. Except for the
"unfortunate occurrence," as Lord
Roberts calls it, which resulted in the
killing of Lieutenant Colonel Crabbe,
Lieutenant Colonel Codrington ann
Captain Trotter; the campaign presents
no new features. The mishap to the
guards' officers is a testimony to their
bravery, but not their descretion. They
met a party of five Boers whom they
tried to capture. The Boeis took refuge
on a 'kopje, where three of their com
rades were hidden, and within five
minutes every member of the British
party was hit.
-Apparently little progress is being
made toward the relief of Mafeking.
A private telegram from a lieutenant at
Kimberley, dated Wednesday, March
21, announces that he was at the point
of starting for Mafeking, presumably
with the relief column.
General Sir Forestier-Walker and
Prince Alexander, of Teck, have left
Cape Town for Bloemfontein.
It is reported from Ladysmith that
Van Reenan's pass bristles with guns.
. Taxation in Cuba.
Havana, March. 27. Governor Gen
eral Wood has recently had interviews
with persons of influence, who have
stenuously urged the taxation ot valu
able property rather than each bag of
sugar as it is manufactured. Those
who hold this view contend that under
the present system impediments are
thrown in the way of production.
They point out that many valuable
estates have been laying idle and un
productive for years, some even'having
complete sugar plants. The owners,
who are rich men. are living in Paris,
Madrid and other European cities,
quite untaxed for their property in
Cuba. . "'
General Wood feels that if these
properties are taxed, their owners will
be forced either to sell them or to make
them productive. -
The meeting called today of those
favoring universal suffrage resulted in
a failure. The only persons present
we're about 50 ; negroes and several
Arrival of Shipwrecked Seamen. '
New York, March 27." Among the
passengers who arrived today on the
steamer Olinda from Cuban ports were
30 stranded colonists from La Gloria
and 25 shipwrecked sjamen. Twenty
of the latter are from the Norwegian
steamer Framnes, which was swept
ashore on Hog Sty reef, in the Baha
mas, March 2, and became a total loss,
already reported . The crew landed on
the reef with provisions, and they were
picked up by the steamer Admiral
Schley, and landed at Fortune island.
The other five shipwrecked seamen
were from the American schooner Hat
tie Godfrey, which was lost on Romano
Utah Mormons Go to Mexico.
Chihuahua, Mex., March 27. The
several Mormon colonies in this state
have been increased in population by
the arrival of over 5,000 Mormon immi
grants from Utah during' the last two
months. The colonies were established
under concessions granted by the Mexi
Tramp Killed a Brakeman.
Brook Haven, Miss., March . 27.
John Perkins, a freight brakeman, vvas
shot and killed near here this afternoon
by Moses Angeline, a tramp, who was
stealing a ride. It is feared a mob will
be organized to lynch him.
Clinton Liberal Institute Burned.
Fort Plain, N. Y., March 27. Fire
today entirely destroyed the Clinton
Liberal Institute building, entailing a
loss of $95,000. The institute was a
college'' preparatory school and military
academy, owned and conducted by the
Universahsts of the state, and occupied
a large five-stroy building. The build
ing was not occupied, the Easter vaca
tion being on. The armory was saved.
Most of the faculty and students lost
their personal effects. . '
Taquis Caught In a Trap.
Sonora, Mex.," March 27. General
Torres' force of Mexican troops has
fully 800 Yaqui Indians surrounded a
short distance north of Torin, and the
early surrender or the complete anni
hilation of the rebels is considered, cer
tain. The Indians have been caught
in a trap, and. .their only means of
escape is to cut their way through the
ranks of the government troops.
Department Store Destroyed.
Knox ville, la., March 27. Culver &
Co.'s department store was burned to
day. Loss, $85,000,
NO MORE CIGARETTES.
Their Use Will Not Be Permitted In
Washington, March 28. Chief
Willis Moore, of the weather bureau,
has issued an order prohibiting persons
connected with the service from smok
ing cigarettes during office hours, and
stating further that those who smoked
cigarettes at any time would : be men
tioned in the confidential reports which
are made quarterly to him by chiefs of
the several offices and divisions through
out the entire service. ' . Chief Moore
- "The order was issued after careful
consideration and a thorough investiga
tion of the evils resulting from cigarette
smoking. It will stand. In this ser
vice we are compelled ..to maintain a
very strict discipline, in order to secure
satisfactory service. .'Some of our
men who are regarded as most thorough
and competent, doing every detail of
their work with the utmost promptness
and accuracy, gradually became care
less and lax. I sent inspectors to in
vestigate, and in a number of cases it
was found to be directly attributably to
the use of cigarettes. I am not prud
ish, nor do I wish to assume 'any au
thority whatever over any privilege
which the employes - of the service
should have, but, as a public servant, I
feel that it is my duty to correct any
evil that may exist even if in attempt
ing to make this claim I am overstep
ping my. authority. The Order . applies
to the enture force of the bureau
throughout the entire service. Cig
arette smoking must cease. Cigars
and pipes are not barred." .
One Chicago Firm Agrees to the De
mands of the Men.
Chicago, March 28. Over 100 a ti ik
ing machinists, formerly employed by
the Siemens & Halske Company, today
returned to work for that corporation,
their demands for a nine-hour working
day and a minimum scale of wages
having been granted. The firm, how
ever, refused to recognize the business
agent, otherwise the ."walking dele
gate," and negotiations were conducted
through a shop committee, which will
hereafter negotiate with the - manage
ment in place of the business agent.
All difficulties that may hereafter arise
will be referred to arbitration for settle
ment. The settlement of the strike is
looked upon in the nature of - a com
promise, though both sides claim- a
Labor leaders claim that negotia
tions are being conducted with other
shops for the return to work - of the
striking machinists under similar con
ditions. Efforts of several other ma
chinery manufactures to open their
shops today met with failure, - as no
men appeared for work in response to
Backbone of Strike Broken.
Chicago, March 28. The ; Times
Herald says: "The Machinist Union
claims to have made such progress
with individual firms as to have prac
tically broken the backbone of the ma
chinists' strike in Chicago. ' The new
form of agreement adopted by the
machinists, which does away with
nearly all the objectionable features,
has been signed by 22 firms, and it is
expected that today 700 of the 6,000
strikng machinists in Chicago will be
back at work under the new agree
ment." "FREE STATE OF ACRE."
Twelve Revolutionary Chiefs Ask With
drawal of Brazilian Forces.
Rio Janeiro, March 28. The chiefs
of the revolutionary government at
Acre have requested the withdrawal of
all the Brazilian forces, naval and mili
tary, affirming that free Brazilians will
never become Bolivian. , The request,
or protest, ends thus: ' - -. t
"Independence or death 1 Long li ve
the free state of Acre!" It is signed
by 12 chiefs.
Theie is serious danger of complica
tions between the state government of
Amazonas and the general goverment
at Rio, owing to the fact that the peo
ple of the Amazon valley, as well as of
the state government, are in, favor of
aiding the Brazilians of Acre, estimat
ed at 23,000, against the Bolivian gov
ernment, and the insignificant Bolivian
population of Acre, estimated at 2.000.
The people of the state of Para are bit
tery opposed to the intervention of the
central government in favor of the
Bolivian authorities in Acre, and the
jeputiea of Para and Amazf.nas will
Srmly oppose all interference by the
Brazilian military forces: Letters re
ceived from the City of Acre say the
independent state of Acre has sent
diplomatic notes to the governments of
Austro-Hungary, Germany, Italy, Great
Britain. France, Spain Switzerland
and Portugal, requesting them to recog
nize the independence of the new state.
British Consul Fatally Stabbed. '
Kingston, Jamaica, March 26. Ad
vices received here from Ciudad Bol
ivar, Venezuela, say ' a fortnight a'go
James LyallL the acting British consul
there, was fatally stabbed while leav
ing the consulate. : 'y
A. Wisconsin Academy Burned.
Stoughton, Wis., March 27. The
Stougbton Acadmemy was totally de
stroyed by fire today. The pecuniary
loss is not heavy.
Train Wreck in Alabama.
Atlanta, Ga.. March 28. The fast
mail on the Atlanta & , Westport rail
road, which left Atlanta at 5 o'clock
for New Orleans, was wrecked between
Westpoint and Opelika, Ala. Express
Messenger Oslin was killed and Bag
gageman Bunt bady injured. . An en
gine carrying several physicians left
here for the scene of the wreck. The
train at the time of the - accident was
running at the rate of 50 miles an hour.
All traffic is at a standstill on the road.
Explosion at Fireworks Factory.
Hamilton, Ont., March 28. A ter-
rifio explosion occurred at the factory
of Hand & Co., fireworks manufactur
ers, today. Walter Teale, a son-in-law
of Professor Hand, one of the partners
in the concern, was blown to . atoms,
and one of the large buildings was de
Plague Spreading at Sydney. -
Sydney. N. S. W., March 28. The
number of bubonio plague cases official
ly reported has reached 36. There have
been 13 deaths from the disease. Eight
thousand Dersons have been inoculated.
I CHARLESTON INQUIRY
Captain and Officers Exoner
" ated From All Blame.
DECISION OF THE COURT
Chart Supplied by the Bureau of Navi
gation Showed Clear Water Where
the Vessel Struck.
Washington, Macrh 28. In accord
ance with the naval regulations. Ad
miral Watson convened a court of in
quiry at Manila to fix the responsibility
for the loss of the cruiser Charleston.
The report of that court was made pub
lio today at the navy department, and
is a complete vindication of the officers
and men on the Charleston from all of
the aspersions that have been passed
upon them, including one to the effect
that they were intoxicated when the
The findings of the court are as fol
lows: "The evidence adduced shows most
conclusively that every precaution re
quired by United States regulations
upon ships approaching land was taken
by Captain George W, Pigman to insure
the safety of the vessel under his . com
mand against accident. Proper look
outs were stationed; leadsmen with
leads were in both channels, and were
kept in constant use; the Sir William
Thompson was used and ready aud the
patent log carefully standardized. That
a vigilant outlook was kept by the offi
cer of the deck is shown by the fact of
his discerning the 'chow,' or broken
water, ahead, which he immediately
reported to the captain, and the course
of the ship was at once changed to go
clear. The captain and navigator were
constantly upon the bridge.. The chart
supplied by the bureau of navigation
showed clear water where the vessel
struck, and the sailing directions also
gave no information of any dangers to
navigation in this immediate locality.
' 'The court is of the opinion that, in
accordance with the evidence adduced,
the captain and officers of the United
States cruiser are exonerated from - all
blame or responsibility, and that no
further action should be taken in the
matter of the wreck of that vessel."
A SCENE IN COURT.
Excitement at the Examination of Caleb
Frankfort, Ky., March 28. The
most thrilling event of the examination
of Republican Secretary of State Caleb
Powers occurred this afternoon shortly
after 3 o'clock, and for a few minutes
it looked as it serious trouble could not
Judge George Denny, for the defend
ant, in an argument upon the compe
tency of a question, said: - "It is per
fectly lawful for. the people to come
here, and to come armed. I came here
several times myself." : He was re
ferring to the crowd that was present
at the mass meeting held in the state
house yard just prior to Governor Goe
Colonel Campbell, for the - prosecu
tion,- replied that he did not consider it
lawful, and was surprised to know that
Mr. Denny had come here armed
Denny denied having made such a state
ment, and said that he did not come
armed. Campbell insisted that he
made the statement. Both men were
very much excited, and spoke with
vehemence, and, with arms shaking,
commenced to advance toward each
other. The court room was crowded,
and the audience evidently thought a
fight was on, and made a mad rush for
the doors and windows, people falling
over each other in their wild efforts to
get out of the room. Several police
men and deputy sheriffs were crying
for order, and Judge. Moore was bring
ing his gavel down with terrific force
and urging the people to take their
seats. After five or 10 minutes of the
most exciting scenes since the assassin
ation, quiet was restored. .
Accident to a Work Train.
Salt Lake, March 28. A special to
the Tribune from Nephi, Utah, says:
A serious accident occurred today on
the Oregon Short Line, 24 miles south
of this city, which resulted in the death
of Chris Thompson, foreman, and the
injury of six others.
The following is a list of the injured:
Hans Morton, Levan, Utah, broken
leg; Louis Miller, Salt Lake, back
and thigh injured; Frank Harney,
Juab, Utah, back and thigh; Robert
Walker, Salt Lake, shoulder dislocat
ed; S. B. Wright, Kansas City, wrist
sprained; E. Brainkamp, Cincinnati,
hmt in groin.
The accident harmened to a work
train that was distributing new rails
on the road. One side of the car had
been unloaded when the car turned
over,' with the above result.
Lord Salisbury Apologises.
New York, March 28. A special to
the Journal and Advertiser from Wash
ington says: Lord Salisbury has apolo
gized to the United States for the open
ing by the British censor, at Durban of
mail addressed to ex-consul Charles E.
Maerum, at Pretoria. The apology
will be sent to the house 'committee on
foreign affairs by Secretary of State
Hay, when Mr. Maerum 's case against
the state department is heard.
A Tagal Drama.
Manila, March 28. During the pro
duction of an incendiary play entitled,
"For Love of Country," presented in
the Tagal language at the Tagal thea
ter, the natives, under the influence of
repeated -reference to independence,
became disorderly. Finally, carried
away at the sight of the rebel flag on
the stage, they cried, "Vive Filipino"
and Vive Aguinaldo." The police,
who were summoned, restored order
and arrested the manager of the theater
and the author of the play. The latter
is the propietor of a Tagal newspaper,
which was recently warned to moderate
its radical utterances. The American
authorities had forbidden the produc
tion of the play.
New York. March 28. Five well-
dressed men entered : Healy's restaur
ant, at the corner of Sixty-sixth street
and Columbia avenue, today, and while
one of them engaged the cashier in con
versation, one of his companions went
to the safe and got away with $3,100.
The other men then quietly withdraw
and the robbery was not discovered for
fully five minutes afterward ,
General Outlook Retains Most Enceur
. aging Features.
Bradstreet's says: Some of the irreg
ularities are visible in the general trade
and industrial situation, the results of
the working of counter currents in va
rious lines, but, taken as a whole, th
general outlook retains the most en
couraging features noted for some time
past in these columes. Favorable re
ports as to retail distribution and as to
collections come from Southern, West
ern and Northwestern markets, due to
better weather. Advances in wages of
soft coal miners, of stove molders, and
of other workers allied to the iron and
steel industry would seem to point to
labor conditions retaining most of the
favorable features which have recently
made them features of favorable re
mark. ' Sugar is higher, mainly owing to the
growing strength of raw material.
Wheat and corn, among the bread
stuffs, have been weaker, reflecting an
other one of those short swings ia
prices which have been a feature of the
former market, but also expected heavy
shipments from Argentina and good es
timated crop reports from the South
and West. In the Central West, wheat
crop advices are disappointing, com
plaint of winter killing more than off
setting increased acreage.. .
Wool remains one of the soft spots in
the market, and though, a little more
business has been done this week than
last, concessions are easier to obtain
and prices are quotably lower. -
Wheat, including flour, shipments
for the week aggregate 2,903,495 bush
els, against 2,727,450- bushels last
week, 8,764,761 bushels in the corre
sponding week of 1899.
Business failures foi the week in the
United States number 192, as compared
with 190 last week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Seattle Markets. .
Onions, new, $2.00 2. 75 per sack.
Lettuce,, hot house, 60c per dox.
- Potatoes, new, $17 18.
Beets, per sack, 75 85c. '
Turnips, per sack, 60o.
Carrots, per sack, 76o.
Parsnips, per sack, 75 85c.
Cauliflower, 75c $1 per dozen.
- Cabbage,, native and California,
$1.00 1.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, $1.261.50 per box.
Prunes, 60o per box.
Butter Creamery, 28o per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 17o per pound.
Cheese Native, 15c.
poultry is one; dressed, 14 15c;
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $13.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
$18.00 0 19.00
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
fded meal, $23.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.25;
blended straights, $3.00; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; - gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $13.00;
shorts, per ton, $15.00.
. Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef
steers, 7)8o; cows, 7c; mutton 8c;
pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 84
Hams Large, 13c; small, lZXi
breakfast bacon, 12c; dry salt sides,
Wheat Walla Walla. 63 54c;
Valley, 68c; Bluestem, 57c per busheL
Flour Best grades, $3.00; graham.
$2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 85 36c; choice
gray, 84o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $14 15.00;
brewing, $17.00 17.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $13 per ton; mid
dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop," $14 perN
Hay Timothy, $9 10; clover, $7
7.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, . 50 55c;
seconds, 4245c; dairy, 8037c;
store, 26 82 o. '';
Eggs 12 c per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full oreatt, 18c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.00
5.00 per dozen; hens, $6.60; springs.
$2.503.50; geese, $6. 50 a. 00 forold;
$4.50 6.50; ducks, $5.50 6.00 per
dozen; turkeys, ' live, 10llo per
Potatoes 50 60c per sack; sweets.
22)o per pound. ;
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 60c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, lo per pound; parsnips, $1;
onions, $1.502.60; carrots, $1.
Hops 3 so per pound
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 1016c; mohair, 27
30c per pound. '
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4Mo; dressed mutton, 7
7Mo per pound; lambs, 76oper pound. .
Hogs Gross, 'choice heavy, - $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$6.00 6.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, fvv0(i4.50;
cows, $3.504.00; dressed beef, 6
TJio per pound. ; .
Veal Large, 6$7jc; small, 8
9o per pound.
Tallow 6 6c; No. 2 and grease,
8)fi4o per pound.
Baa Eraneiseo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1215o per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1213o; Val
ley, 3022o; Northern, 1012o.
Hops 1899 crop, - ll13o per
pound. - ; ; .
Butter Fancy . creamery , 19c;
do seconds, 17K18o; fancy dairy, IS
17c; do seconds, 1516o per pound. .
Eggs Store, 12 c; fancy , ranch.
Millstuffs. Middlings, $17.00 Q -
20.00; bran, $12.0013.00.
Hay Wheat $6.509. 50; wheat and '
oat $6.00 9.00; best barley $5.00
7.00: alfalfa, $5.006.50 per ton:
straw, 25 40o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 60 70c; Ore
gon Burbanks, 65 95c; , river Bur
banks, 40 70c; Salinas Burbanks.
80c 1.10 per sack. 1 . :
Citrus Fruit Oranges. Valencia.
$2.768.25; Mexican limes, $4.00
5.00; i California lemons 75c$1.50:
do choioe $1.75 2.00 per box. V.'
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50'
9.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian, dates, 66o per
pound. ' :.- ' "