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UNION Betab. July, 1SST.
GAZETTE Eatab. Dec., 1863.
' Consolidate. Fe. 1899.
COEVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, r 1900.
VOL. XXX VII. NO. 16.
I NEIYS OF THE HM
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
CMprwheii.lT Review of the Import
aat Happanlnu of the Put Week
Culled From the Telegraph Column
are rushing men to tha
Latest advices report two new caset
of plague at Honolulu.
Five men were killed by an explo
ion jn a paper mill at Erie, Pa.
President McKinley has again re
fused to interfere in the Kentucky
Relations between Russia and Tur
key are badly strained and war pre par'
ationa are in progress.
Several men wjre seirously hart a
Laramie, Wy., by an explosion at the
Union Pacific oil house.
W. II . Cotton, charged with com
plicity in the murder of Goebel, is said
to have turned state's evidence. '
Boers are blowing up the coal minei
in Natal. The Dundee colliery, with
its machinery, has been destroyed.
Harvey L. Goodall, for SO years the
publisher and proprietor of the Drover'i
Journal, died in Chicago of heart fail
The navy department' will investi
gate the value of Crab island, south'
east of Puerto Rico, as a coaling sta'
General Joubert, the intrepid leader
of the Transvaal forces, is dead. He
. had been suffering from stomach com
plaint. ' , .
The coasting steamei Glenelge found'
ered during a gale off the Gippsland
coast. Australia. Out of a ship's com
pany of 33, only three were saved.
Rear-Admiral Benjamin F. Day has
been retired. Captain Terry, com
manding the Washington navy yard,
will be promoted to the vacancy.
Prof. Man, the profound student of
Pompeiian antiquities, proves conclu
sively that Pompeii was a well-paved
city 44 years before the birth of Christ.
In Chicago, Albert Stedge, 17 years
old, avenged the insults - cast Upon his
mother by William Hobson, a boarder,
by dealing Hobson a fatal blow over
the head with a barrel stave.
The commecrial treaties committee
of the Italian chamber of ' deputies has
discussed and approved in principle the
. reciprocity arrangement, under the
third section of the Dingfey act, recent
ly, signed in Washington by Baron
Fava, Italian ambassador to the United
..States, and Mr. Kasson, special pleni
potentiary for the United States.
A story of suffering and death from
. starvation cornea from San Nicholas
Island, off the California coast. A
party of three Chinamen had been on
the island for six months gathering
and curing abalones. Three months
ago an unknown sloop from San Pedro,
Cal., called at the island. During the
Absence of the Chinamen, the visitors
stole everything eatable from the camp
and put to - sea. One of the Chinese
died about a month ago, and the other
two, when rescued, were too weak to
move. ; i
The Danish Antilles have been sold
to the United States.
' Dr. Edward E. Fall, an old pioneer
of Walla Walla, is dead, aged 92. v
.. General Botha denies that Transvaal
women were wounded in the Tugela
The transport Sheridan arrived at
San Francisco, from Manila, with 88
sick soldiers and 11 insane. '
At a cabinet council it was decided
to officially inaugurate the Paris expo
sition on Saturday, April 14.
Seattle, Wash., is overflowing with
criminals. Twenty additional police
men were called for within a week.
Cape Colony Dutch declare that Eng
land will make a mistake if she de
prives the South African republics of
their Independence. t
A large number of miners and pros
. -pectors from Utah and - Colorado have
arrived at Baker City, Or., ready to go
out into the hills adjacent.
The Russian squadron is at Che
mulpo, in the Yellow sea. It is believed
this presages a -demand for a conces
' -sion of land in Korea. Japan is un
easy. The war department has recognized
Honolulu as an open port. The trans
port Hancock, which sails with the
Philippine commission on April 10,
will stop there. f
A severe .fight has taken place be
tween "Boxers" and imperial troops at
Yen Chin, Chi Li. Each force num
bered 1,500 men and there were casual
ties on both sides. " .'-,"
Representatives Wilson, of Idaho,
;nd Cushman and Jones, of . Washing
ton, are urging a governmental appro
priation of $454,000 to build a portage
xailroad at The Dalles, Or.
The United States government will
establish postal service to Nome City.
Chicago sends 40,000 quarters of
dressed "English beef" to England
The sugar trust profits are about $12,
000,000 a year in spite of fluctuation
in the value of its stock.
A New York grand jury will invest!'
gate gambling houses, said to pay Tam
many $3,000,000 a year for police pro
tection. A proposition has been made to equip
27 cities with a pneumatic tube mai
service for $2,522,000.
All the 20,000 employes of tht
National Tube trust will receive as
Increase of 10 per cent in wages, be
ginning April 1 next. .
The Illinois River Valley Association
will petition congress to name a federal
commission to supervise the deep
Massachusetts has 116 street railway
companies, controling 1,492 miles.
Last year the increase in mileage in
the state was 85.
Boers are surrounding Methnen.
Republicans elected their entire ticket
at Cincinnati. ...
Democrats made several striking
gains in Michigan.
Plumbers of Cleveland are on a strike
for higher wages.
Wiliam J. Bryan spoke to a crowd of
18,000 people at Seattle. -
Fire at Newport, Ark., destroyed
property to the amount of $500,000.
' Roberts' communication with Kim-
berley has been cut off by the Boers.
No Puerto Rican franchises will be
granted until government is estab
Two small boys of Astoria, Or., were
drowned in the Columbia while out in
a small boat.
Boers captured seven guns and 350
men in an engagement 17 miles from
Painters and carpenters of 8. Louis
are on a strike, pending adjustment of
their demand for higher wages.
Beri-beri, small-pox ' and bubonic
plague are prevalent at Manila, estab
lishing a death rate of over 40 per 1,000,
Webster Davis, assistant secretary of
the interior, has resigned to go on the
lecture platform in the interest of the
Governor Roosevelt, of New York
has signed the bill repealing the Horton
boxine law. It will eo into effect
There is a eeneral desire among all
classes in the Philippines for a speedy
establishment of some form of perman'
Joe Pete,' an Indian, under sentence
of death for murder at Carson, Nev.,
has escaped from custody. He was to
have been hanged May 4.
Diamonds, jewelry and money to the
value of $16,000 was stolen from a
Philadelphia residence, and suspicion
rests on the coachman, who is missing.
A British steam launch was captured
by pirates near the Check Heung Shan
district, the pilot of the boat murdered
and the launch and lighter, which
had in tow, looted. ,
In a severe engagement near Bolivar,
Venezuela, General Hernandez was. de
feated by General Penalosa, command
ing the government troops. The revo
lutionists lost 223 killed. .
Because he was suspected of being a
spy of a rival company, Choy Fook,
Chinese fisherman at Point San Pedro,
Cal., was tied by five members of the
vaiious companies to a beacon stake
on a barren rock in Richardson's bay,
and there left for two days . without
food or water. When discovered he
was almost in a dying condition. His
would be murderers have not yet been
Lord Roberts is advancing on
Pretoria. ' . : "
An underground railroad is to be
constructed in Berlin, at a cost of $25,
The government is taking vigorous
measures to suppress outlawry la the
Until the tariff question is settled
business in .Puerto Rico will remain
at a standstill.
The double turrets of the new battle
ship Kearsarge have been tested . and
proven a success. .
Ex-United States Senator Gibson, of
Maryland, died of heart disease at
Washington, D. C.
General .Louis Botha has been ap
pointed to succeed General Joubert in
command of the Boer army. 1
The 57th annual boat race between
Cambridge and Oxford, resulted in an
easy victory for Cambridge.
Senator McBride introduced a bill
creating a Crater Lake National park.
at Crater lake, Southern Oregon.
Seattle printers have raised the price
of job work 30 to 50 per cent, caused
by the increased cost of stocky and high
rentals. ' l'
Russia is active. Military prepara
tions in several directions are being
pushed with vigor. War with Japan is
John Hayslip, of Kansas City, has
been found guilty of murder in the sec
ond degree and sentenced to 90 years in
Robert Bradley, alias Barclay, has
been arrettad in San FranoUvo, for
counterfeiting silver dollars. An en
tire outfit was captured.
Several persons perished by being
burned by the igniting of petroleum
tanks, caused by a collision between
two trains, at Vladivkokos, Caucasus.
All the coal mines in Indiana have
suspended operations, due to the failure
of the operators to sign a wage contract
for the year. About 9,000 men are" idle
as a result.
All the coal miners in the Pittsburg,
Pa., district, celebrated the establish
ment of an eight-hour - working day,
causing complete idleness in the dis
trict for one day.
The Hamburg-American line steam
ship Phoenicia, which arrived at New
York from Hamburg and Boulogne,
brought 2,038 steerage passengers, the
largest number of immigrants arriving
by any steamer in many years.
Santa Clara county's (Cuba) tobacco
crop will be the largest on record.
Gen. Winslow says Cuba's future de
pends upon agricultural prosperity.
In the Klondike eggs are now selling
for $120 a case and beef at $1.60 a
Capt. Silas W. Terry, late in com
mand of the Iowa, has been assigned
to succeed Admiral McCormick as
Commandant of the Washington navy
.- In New York city 150 retail drug
gists have formed an association to
compete with department stores. .
The Panama Canal Company hopes
to sell its rights to the United States
or to an American syndicate.
Mayor Van Wyck, of New York, has
issued a dictum to reporters in which
he positively refuses to be interviewed
for publication hereafter. .
There are 16 Yale men in the present
congress. Five of these are senators,
E. O. Wolcott, W. M. Stewart, T. C.
Piatt, C. M. Depew and G. P. Wet
THE BRITISH IN I IP
Lost Guns and Men While in
-, . Ambush. . .
FIGHT NEAR BLOEMFONTEIN
Cores That Escaped. Did So by an All-
Night March, and Wu Smartly Pur
sued by the Burghers.
Bushman Kop, April 2. The British
force commanded by ' Colonel Broad
wood, consisting of the Tenth Hussars,
Household cavalry, two horse batteries
and a force of mounted infantry under
Colonel Pilcher, which has been garri
soning . Thabanchu, - was obliged, in
consequence of the near approach of a
lagre force of Boers, to leave last night.
Colonel Broad wood marched . to the
Bloemfontein water ' works, south of
the Modder, where he encamped at 4
this 1 morning. At early dawn the
camp was shelled by the enemy from
a near point. Colonel Broadwood sent
off a convoy with the batteries, while
the rest of the force remained to act as
a rear guard. The convoy arrived at a
deep sprnt, where the Boers weie con
cealed, and the entire body walked into
ambush and was captuied, together
with six guns. . -
The loss of life was not great, since
most of the British had walked into
the trap before a shot was fired. .
ADRIFT ON THE PACIFIC.
Steamer Cleveland, With Broken
and a Sugar Cargo. w ,
San Francisco, April 3. Advices
from Honolulu, tinder date of March
23, state that the well-known steamer
Cleveland, bound for San Francisco,
with a $100,000 cargo of sugar from
Kahului, is adrift with a broken shatt
and practically helpless in the open
sea. - When last heard from she was
several hundred miles . from Maui.
Three of its crew left the steamer in a
small boat" to go to Maui for assistance.
They were spoken by the steamer Eric,
March 20, 40 miles from Maui
The men in the boat stated that the
Cleveland, when they left her, was
380 miles north-northwest of the island
of Maui. The little boat had traveled
280 miles of the journey to Maui, a trip
that must have required six - days, so
that the Cleveland must have moved a
good deal since she was last located,
She has two yards and can put up t
little sail, but not enough to control
her movements. A steamer has gone
to search for her.
About two years ago tbe Cleveland
met with a similar accident between
San Francisco and Puget Sound. After
being abandoned by her crew she went
ashore on Vancouver Island.
During the civil war the Cleveland
was a blockade runner and was captured
on one of her trips to Charleston.. . She
was built in 1861, and has seen service
of all kinds, all over the world. Her
name has been changed many times
Lately she was nsed as a transport for
Chicago Playhouse Burned.
-Chicago, April 2. The Columbia
theater, one of the oldest and most pop
ular playhouses in the west, was de
stroyed by fire this afternoon, entailing
a total loss of $190,000. The fire was
discovered in the laundry of the Iro
quois Club, which occupies apartments
on the sixth floor of the building
The flames spread with great rapidity.
and within 10 minutes after tbe discov
ery of the fire the theater was beyond
saving. Occupants of the building and
employes of the theater and the club
were driven to the street in such haste
that in the excitement three ' women
were overcome and carried down the
Picked Up British Cannon
Savannah, Ga., ApiilS. The dredge
Babcock, at work in the river here to
day, picked up two old type English
cannon, in a man-of-war wreck. . ; One
gun weighs about 1,000 pounds and the
other 850 pounds.' The vessel is sup
posed to have been sunk at the time of
the British occupation of this cit
when the French allies sailed up tl
river to attack them. A - number of
cannon balls and several silver coins of
a date more than 100 years ago have
also been taken out. "
Mission Board PIre Loss. ?.
Pittsburg. April 3. Fire tonight in
the McClintock building caused sT" loss
of $75,000. Among the. losers is the
board of missions for freedmen, of the
Presbyterian church. Rosenbaum &
Co.'s retail millinery establishment,
on tbe ground floor, was , literally
drenched with water, causing a loss of
Took Morphine and pied.
Butte, Mont., April 3. Aoout eight
months ago, Gustav Henry Geyer, an
I old timer, sold his interest in a mine
for several thousand dollars. - This
money he has been spending as rapidly
as possible. Yesterday the last cent
went. Today he took morphine and
Damage by Frost in Mississippi. -!
Jackson, Miss., April 3. Heavy
frosts have done considerable damage
to the fruit and vegetable crop in, cen
tral and Southern Mississippi, in some
instances amounting to 35 per cent.
Torpedo-Boat Boiler Exploded.
Cherbourg, France, April 8. The
boiler of a French torpedo boat exploded
yesterday during forced draught trials,
and five of the crew were terribly
burned. One died, and another, unable
to bear the agony, jumped into the sea
and was drowned.
More Cases in Sydney.
Sydney, N. S. W April 3. Eleven
fresh cases of bubonic plague were offi
cially reported today. Two additional
deaths have occurred.
A very peculiar accident happened at
Lebanon, Or., a few days ago. Blonde
Carlton was sitting on a horse rar
smoking a pipe, when he slipped an
fell forward upon his face. - The pipe-
stem was driven up through his nose,'
making a hole that caused the use of
eight or nine stitches in dressing it.
First Electric Car in Santiago. :
Santiago de Chile, via Galveston,
April 3. The first electric tram car
ever operated in this city went over the
lines today successfully. Popular in
forest in the event was keep-
STORIES FROM KIMBERLEY.
Some of the Hardships of the Siege
the Diamond Town.
London; April 2. The Standard's
correspondent at Kimberley, writing of
the hardships of $he siege, says:
- Tor many days the novelty of eat
ing . horseflesh - formed an agreeable
break. in the war talk. Starving peo
ple, however, take kindly to any arti
cle of food. - Personally, although J
have always found a piece of succulent
horseflesh excellent eating. I am not
taking any of it in Kimberley. Not
only are the wretched animals reduced;
to skin and bone, but there is a prevail
ing epidemic of influenza and cough.
among them, which forces me to a band
on its use. It is. however, daily served
out to the soldiers as well as the peo
ple, though there are cases of anthrax
in the- hospitals and . an outbreak .of
scurvy in many of the redoubts.' 7 There
also has broken out' a peculiar formof
throat trouble, which may owe its
origin to this article of food. At 9:30
P.-M. all conversation ceases; and mm
ore stop, for, by proclamation, -ail
lights except electric or acetylene - gat
must be extinguished. '
"There are many cases of extreme
suffering, which, although due to, tbe
siege, have reached a climax from con
stitutional circumstances. :; There' : are
ladies in Kimberley tonight ; strapped
to their beds and wearing straigbtjack
ets, mad from sheer nervOusness-'-and
fright. -'.""rciB 'iraijs-s&k
''It is the red tape which makes - the
strain heavier than it otherwise- would
be. ' After we bad been for weeks shut
up in Kimberley not at the best"' the
most cheerful place in the universe
our hearts became specifically : fixed on
our portion of the -British ' army the
relief column. By accident, we learned
that it had reached Modder river, after
a sharp engagement at .Belmont,
Eagerly we awaited news from .. Lord
Methuen. Men and women . scanned
tbe horizon nights to seek the 'first flash
from' his searchlight. All night long
our three searchlights sent their long
streams of fiery light past the rugged
fastness of . Soholtzes' . Nek, and the
rocky kopjes of Spyfontein to the two
rivers, on whose banks our preservers
were encamped. Md, Md, Md,' they
called out, but no answer came. Only
the big 8 tars could .-.berr-seeni.-.Aad-the
Southern Cross , seemed to whisper,
'Patience'. At last, ne'1 night", - -far
from the south, came the welcome
flash, 'Kb, Kb, Kb,' it said. High up
in the conning tower sat Lieutenant
Colonel Kekewich and his staff officers
with picked men from the signal corps.
Anxiously they deciphered thd'V-first
message from their honored; chief.; ;- It
was this: 'Ascertain number on -forefoot
of mule omitted in Cape Town
return.' " '
TREATMENT OF A GOVERNOR.
Distinguished Nicaragua Citizen Bobbed
; "-. and Exiled in Costa Rica.
New Orleans, April 2. Carlos Lc
cay, former governor of Bluefields,
arrived here last, night "after an. excit
ing experineca 74 Ooeta;:lii;:r. He left
Nicaiagua a few week s ago,; with M ihei
C. Keith, being deputized by President
Zelaya to place some railroad bonds
with New York capitalists.. v;InYv.i;ew
of the strained relations between the
two countries, he was arrested, his
money, taken .from- him, and finally ex
iled and 'placed' aboard'' the- ship' for
New Orleans.- - He will return:.-to:Nica-
ragua. The incident is likely to create
further complications. ' - :., -
Locayo'was arrested in San Jose, he
claims, by the order of the president of
Cdsta Ricai About $8,0q0as:iaken
frpitr his peTSonv s'-Ue was: 'escorted to
Port .Lima and placed aboard .the His
"pa'na, toVwhfch? his .money !"'was also
turned over. : It is presumed that Costa
R3a feared that he came there to for
ment.troabie'.-,": : ;'"!-.,:.,..
vWeldpn Roberts, . Melville : Mox lev
and 'Joseph Stringham. members 'of the
Nic&Tf gu .survey; party, "!ere also
aboard the ship:': They were forced to
abandon their survey 175 miles south
of Colon bv the' attacks of' the Sa-
sardi Indians. ,
Spanish - TVarshlp . Will . Be-Broken '.Vp
' i- -i" for the Metal Jn-Itrj -
New: York. Anril. 2. -Gaston Drake.
oi Nassau, Bahama islands," with other
Americans,- now owns the wreck of the
Spanish, warship, Jnfanta-Maria . Teresa,
lying in two fathoms of water near
Bird' Point, Cat island? Drake and his'
assojia,tes --purpose ." to! "break- up the
wreck for the metal in it. ' -
" Mr. Drake and his associates 'want
to bring; the metal into . .this reountry
duty free. ..Mr. Drake's lawyers asked
the' treasury department if this could
beidone-:: In reply.:: counsel- for the
treasury department wrote;-
The Spanish war vessel was not the
property of the ' United States at the
time she was originally wrecked, but
was the property -gf-- the Spanish gov
ernment, and as th'w United States gov
ernment has abandoned tfle-- vessel on
Cat 'inland, its ownership changed
form the United States to private citi
zens. . Therefore the wrecked mater
ial; upon its importation into the Uni
ted States, would be dutiable' '2
Mr, Drake and his partners believe
there would be profit in the importa
tion of the old metal; from : the wreck,
if admitted free of: duty bnt not other
wise. .... ''-"',. '.
Fighting in North Africa.
Paris, April 2. An oflicial account
has been issued of the 'victory of the
French troops, over an Arab army at
Inrahr, which . recently occupied the
oasis of Insalah, southwest of Algeria.
The French learned of the scheme and
decided to storm the enemy's position,
which Was successfully carried on
March 111 by a column led by ' Lieuten
ant-Colonel Eu; The : town J was- first
bom barded,'- and then : - stormed, th e
Arab warriors making their last stand
in the mosques.-; They left 600 killed
and a hundred wounded on the field.
An additional 45prisoners were taken.
The French losses were nine native sol
diers killed, 38. wounded , and. two offi
cers wounded. . I ' ' -
' Act of an Insne' Wood chopper. -
Calais, Me., March 81. Fred' Rey
nolds, a woodchopper a Red Beiachr 10
miles from here, became insane -' today
and killed his wife and one .son .with
an ax, injured another son" seriouslJT.
and. burned the house ; to , the ground.,
Reynolds then ran up the street,. -flou
ishing the ax,, but was arrested and1:
brought to this city for safe keeping.
British Vanguard Clearing-
WV Way.7 -jI
BOERS D R I VE N" "FR OM " KOPJES
British'' Casualties 4i the Engagement
Wm Oier One Hundred Men The
LondonrApnDS. The head of the
r arm y iof Lord Roberts is now about 21
miles north of Bloemfontein. It occur
pies -a cluster; of 'hills swo from the
Boers after a stiff fight, in which the
Brrtisbl -lost ven-'bfficers-;navS00
men.. j ;Thej Bom jh'ave. ben, using these
kopjes as a base for marauding bands
that have been beating - np the country
Jajjjacent to Bloemfontein for supples,
driving off .cattle and . forcing non-resi
dent Free-- Staters into 'their ranks
again. The Boers must have been in
considerable force, - as Lord Roberts
sent 8,000 infantry and 3,000 cavalry
against them. '-" --"'-''' - - : -v;; ;
v Lord ," "Roberts' progress tQ: Pretoria
will probably consist of such forward
movements', in 'which--Boer positions
will he. attacked by a portion of the
8rmy . advancing . rapidly with . wheel
transport, the main army coming up as
the railway is repaired. .. 4 ;.
Lord Roberts is stripping the forces
in the minor spheres of operations of
their wagons and transport animals in
order to hasten the .advance. This is
understood to be the resaon why he re
called . Lord Methuen from Barkly
West to Kimberley. Lord Roberts has
to have Methuen 's transport.
General French-lost. 3.000 horses in
the relief of Kimberley and the pursuit
pf General Cronje." Lord Roberts lost
5,000 transport- cattle at Watervaal
Drift, and it is estimated that he has
lost 4,000 other animals since the for
ward movement began February 13.
Tbe advance beyond Bloemfontein ir
through a bare country, and the supply
nfficers forsee an increasing difficulty
in proivding for a great army moving
along, a . single. Jine of railway, even
wheD the' "latter, is working smoothly
Sad with ample rolling stock.
X The Canadian mounted rifles were
partof the force that occupiea xen-
hsrdt yesterday." The rebellion through
out the northwest districts of Cape Col
ony is almost suppressed.
flhiciiiimi-ATiril 2. A settlement 01
the strike in the machine shops of Chi-
cago was reached today. It is a settle
ment which is to be -national in its
scope, and under its terms the general
strike, timed to involve 150,000 ma
chinists of the country about April 1,
will - be . averted. Work is to be re
sumed here Monday, and at Cleveland,
rson,; N and Philadelphia.
nmKna ' m . f 4-1, llfv nrtlAM m
urike was in force, a settlement, was
reached -Thursday afternoon. In all
these five cities the men agree to return
to work pending arbitration of the is
sues in the controversy.
.- Coal-Mine Blot.
- Dubois, Pa., April 2. The striking
miners at the Horatio mines of the Ber
wind-White Coal Mining Company at
tacked the few men who have re
mained at work when they came out of
the mines tonight. Over 100 shots
were fired, resulting in the serious
wounding of three persons. The sheriff
was called upon and arrested 40 men
and women who participated in the
fight. The sheriff is now guarding the
property of the company.
'. '; .r. Hurst Confessed
"Glendive, Mont., April 2. Joseph
Ci Hurst was executed in the jail yard
here today for the murder of Sheriff
Dominick Cavanaugh, December 23,
1898. His wife and two children and
hear relatives took their last leave of
the condemned man vesterday after
noon. . People had petroled the streets
since early last evening and for a time
it was feared Hurst would be lynched,
Hurst coniessed to committing the mur
. Price on a Reformer's Head.
u. San Francisco, April 2. Should
Xeung Chi Tso come to San Francisco
he may have the highbinder societies
at his heels. The value placed upon
Leung's head is $65,000, and posters
placed conspicuously in Chinatown to
day announce that the reformer is
badly wanted, dead or alive, by the
Chinese government. Leung is now at
Honolulu. He has declared is inten
tion of coming to this city at a near
date, and will ask for police protection
here. He . left China the first of the
year, and alter having snavea on me
queue, he started for America.
A San Francisco Fire.
" San Francisco, April 2. Fire to
night destroyed the Yosemite floui
mills, a four-story brick. building; the
factory of ' the California Paste Com
pany, a three-story trame structure,
part of which was occupied bv the Cus
tom Grain & Fuel Company, and sev
eral small houses, burning out four
families. The buildings were all
owned by C. R. Splivato, and the total
fireman was burnedby an electric light ?
wire, and two spectators were injured
by falling over obstructions.
War Talk at Sebastopol.
London, April 2. The Sebastopol
correspondent of the Daily Graphic
says: "War alarms fill the navy head-
quarters here. The whole Euxine
nnarlrrn ia fnllv Mininmil tnr instant
service. Troops with full war kits are !
dailv arriving from tha interior. Tha 1
PHrriHon will soon he ft Toierfiil arm
corns. There ia much excitement '
among the staffs of both services, and uv" uoou jl"'u"'u "J no Bnerin oi
all the talk is of bringing Turkey to her' 41118 county. Ruiz has made a con es
sences bv forcible measures." i sion implicating a number of settlers
New York, March 31. Sir William
Van Horne, chairman of the executive
board of the Canadian Faoifio, has just
returned from Cuba, where he intends
to make extensive investments in rail
road and Other properties. He said to
day that the reports of his acquisition
of all the Cuban railroads was very
much exaggerated, though admitting
that he had already invested in several
enterprises on the island.
The Canadian Paper Makers' Asso
ciation has adopted a scale increasing
prices of paper from 10 to 15 per cent
CAUSE. OF PHILIPPINE REVOLT.
A Manila Reverend Says Bishop Pot-
4 ter's Statement la Untrue.
-rMew York, April 4. Rev. Joseph M.
A1fue, director of the observatory at
jJtanua, who is now in Washington,
lists' is sued a statement in reply to Bish
93j.)Henry C. Potter and ; his secretary,
Rev. Percy S. Grant, regarding affairs
in the Philippines.
-V'The bishop's main point," the
statement says, "is to prove that the
religious orders have robbed tbe people.
But if the people pay the necessary
' Charges for these certificates willingly,
now can it be called robbery?" -
"That thousands of people live in
practical concabinage," as charged by
-the bishop, is denied, although the
writer admits that some" do live that
way, and asserts that "there, as every
where, are found a few instances of
that kind." .
. That it was the church taxes which
caused the people to revolt is emphatic
ally denied. The writer says the causes
of the revolt against the United States
are like . the causes of that against
Spain, complicated, and . "Bishop Pot
ter has no right to state that the cause
of the outbreak - among 'the native
against Spain was the taxation of the
religious orders and friars in the ad
ministration of the sacrament." In
proof of this it is stated that most of
the important parishes in the archi
pelago are administered by the natives
themselves as priests, and at all the
parishes - 'the same ecclesiastical laws
as to taxes was enforced by these secu
lar priests, and it is a matter of history
that nobody objected to it. Therefore
nobody can honestly state that the
cause of the rebellion of the natives
against Spain was the requiring of the
taxes in the administration of the sao
lament." ' ''
' Starving Puerto Rlcans. -
New York. April , 4. The auxiliary
cruiser Buffalo, which has been lying
in the Brooklyn navy yard since she
returned from - Manila last summer, is
to be commissioned again tomorrow as
a training ship for the second batch of
landsmen, of - whom tbe United States
is trying to make able, seamen. She
will sail later in the week for Norfolk,
where she will take on part of her crew,
and then start for a Mediterranean
The Buffalo will have 200 young m
on board when she leaves the Brooklyn
navy yard, and will pick up 250 at
Norfolk. She will follow the route of
the Dixie, which took out the first lot
of "rookies," as the bluejackets call
them, some months ago. The young
men have all been enlisted inland.
Most of them come from the farms, and
many bave never seen a ship before.
They are a healthy lot, however, and
the government has found that they
pick up seaman's lore pretty quickly.
Solution for the Labor Problem. . .
New York, April 4. "We must or
ganize the girls. When this is done it
will be easy to get the boys into the
i , a ,s
This was tbe advice given by Isaac
Cowen, of the Amalgamated Society of
Engravers, in an address to the Central
Federated Union last night. '.
"When the girls tell me," he said,
"that they don't expect to remain long
at work, I reply 'You have only one
chance in 15 to get married,' and if you
are the lucky fifteenth one, the chances
are even that you will have to support
your husband instead of your husband
supporting you.' " - .
The Rev. Leighton Williams took
the same line in an address before the
Social Progress League.
"The weakness of the, labor move
ment," he said, "is in its' lack of wo
men, just as the strength of the church
is in its women."
Bold Robbery of a Brewery.
St. " Louis, April 4. Three masked
men looted the Star Brewery office, at
Belleville, 111., today, after first cap
turing and confining the watchman
and night fireman of the plant in an
empty refrigerator car. As the robbers
were preparing to blow open the big
safe in the office, Hubert Hartman, sec
retary of the brewery, accompanied by
his brother Hans, entered the room.
They were promptly covered with three
revolvers, and before either of them
realized the situation, were marched to
the same car in which the fireman and
watchman were confined. ' Then, after
drilling the safe, they applied, charges,
and the outer and inner doors were
blown completely open. It is not
known just how much they secured.
but the amount is thought not to be
over $ioo, besides some jewelry and
valuable papers. ,.
Fatal Schoolhouse Fire.
Owosso, Mich., April 3. Two fire
men were killed by falling walls today
in a fire which destroyed the Central
High school. Three other firemen were
seriously injured, and two pupils of the
school were badly hurt. , The fire
spread to all parts of the large build
ing. The schoolhouse was on a large
hill, and tbe engines were unable to
furnish sufficient force to render the fire
department of much use. Loss,' f 125,
000; insurance, $46,000.
Inhaled Gas and Died.
New York, April 4. Mrs. Kare Jor
dan, who lived with her son Milton E.
l'JT'L 7" vZZ
in handsome apartments in Forty-sec
ond street, committed suicide today by
inhaling - illuminating gas. Several
days ago Mrs. Jordan wrote a number
of letters indicating that she intended
to take her life.
Leader of Cattle Thieves Confesses.
Denver, April a special w me
News from AlamOgOrda, N. M., Says:
"R- Kuiz' thfl noted Jandit ,ead I
ot a gang of cattle thieves that have I
"l"""" " ouumcm
New Mexico, and one of his followers
iaiuug cue mu urauue,"
it . , ; i ..
Receiver for a Railroad.
St. Louis, April 4. Judge Amos
Thayer, of the United States, circuit
court, has appointed Charles H. Chop
pell, of Chicago, and James Hopkins,
of St. Louis, receivers for the Kansas
City & Northern Connecting Railroad.
He also issued orders authorizing Chop
pell and Hopkins to borrow the sum of
$525,000, at not exceeding 5 per cent
interest, and $300,000, on the same
terms, to be expended on the Omaha &
St. Louis Railroad Company and the
Omaha, Kansas City & Eastern Rail
road Company, respectively.
FREIGHT U KKFJ
frestle on Spokane & North-;
em Gave Way.
CARS AND CONTENTS BURNED
Rotten Bridge the Cause of the Ac
cident The Head Brakeman Was
spnngaaie, wash., April 4. At an
early hour this morning, the north
bound freight train on the Spokane &
Northern, consisting of an engine and
31 cars, loaded with general freight,
went through the trestle at Sheep creek,
half a mile north of Springdale. Charles
Dunlap, head brakeman, was severely
injured, two libs being ' broken. The
rest of the train crew escaped with a
few bruises. Four. tramps were steal
ing a ride, but none was severely hurt.
The rotten condition of the trestle is
said to have been the cause of the acci
dent. The trestle is 350 feet long and
40 feet high. j
The engine and one car had reached
the northern approach, when, without
warning, the big trestle gave way, car
rying 20 cars to the gulch below. The
caboose and eight cars remained on the
southern approach. Not a timber of
the trestle was left in place. Brake
man Dunlap jumped on the lower side,
and rolled down the bank. The rest of
the train crew jumped on the upper
side, and were not hurt. The four
tramps went down with tbe cars, but
miraculously escaped with' a general
shaking up. As soon as the cars reach
ed the bottom they caught fire. All
the cars were burned with their con
DISASTER TO CONVOY.
British Guns and Prisoners
. . Retaken.
- London, April 4. Tbe latest news
from the front adds little to the public
knowledge of tbe convoy disaster. No
credence is given to reports that the
Boers numbered between 8,000 and 10,
000 men. The general belief is that
there could not have been "more than
half that number, but the mere fact
that even so many as half could have
been collected so near headquarters
without the knowledge of the British
commanders piovokes much uneasy
The disaster is regarded as a direct
result of the inability of General French
to cut off the commandoes of General
Olivier and the other commandoes
when escaping from the Orange river.
. Lord Roberts' own dispatch, dated
two hours later than the Daily Chroni
cle's, says nothing about , the guns
being recaptured. ' The story, therefore,
Little news has arrived from other
points. Kenhardt was formally reoo
cupied . Saturday. report that - the
Boers are massing in the vicinity or
Taungs and Klipdam is confirmed.
Lord Methuen's difficulties are appar
ently increasing. He has Boer laagers
or guerrilla bands on three .sides of
him. and he will be obliged to watch
carefully his communication with
PUERTO RICAN FRANCHISES.
None Will Be Granted Until Govern
ment Is Established. .
New York, April 4. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
Secretary Root has issued an order
revoking the license granted to Ramon
Yaldes for the use of the water of the
river La Plata, of Puerto Rico, to create
electric power for a railroad. He has
also announced the department will
grant no franchises or licenses in the
island until the establishment of civil
government there. Tracey, Boardman
& Piatt, of New York; represented by
A. L. Arpin and William D. Noble
who applied for the revocation of the
concession and who, it is said, .'are en
deavoring to acqiure it for ' persons for
whom they are acting as agents, ' The
Drexels and other business interests of
Philadelphia have vigrously taught the
attempts of the New York firms.
Secretary Root's decision, however,
not only deprives Mr. ."Valdes of his
license, but prevents Tracey, Boardman
& Piatt's clients or any other person
from obtaining its issuance in their
favor. It is learned that this action was
taken in accordance with a recommen
dation of Brigadier-General Davis, governor-general
of the island, who has
made an extensive investigation.- The
issuance of the license to Yaldes last
summer was made when Secretary Root
received an opinion . from Charles E,
Magoon, solicitor of the division of
customs and insular affairs, whose
wonderful reversal " of ideas on the
statutes of the new American dependen
cies has surprised congress.
Tbe hies of the insular division con
tain numerous applications for conces
sions or licenses, some from prominent
people in the United States and others
from natives of Puerto Rico. - . ,
Chicago Machinists at Work.
Chicag, April 4. About half of
the 5,500 striking machinists resumed
work this morning. Manufacturers
said the differences had been settled or
put on a basis to be arbitrated, and that
the remainder of the strikers would
undoubtedly return to work in the next
day or two. The men have been grant
ed a nine-hour day, with 10 hours' pay.
The strike has cost the men $500,000
Promoter Miller ou Trial.
New. York, April 4. William F.
Miller, of 520 per cent Franklin Syndi
cate fame, was placed on trial in Brook
lyn today. Of the 21 indictments
pending against him he was tried on
the one charging him . with grand lar
ceny in the first and second degree. It
alleged that he committed theft in
taking money from investors in the
Hair-Mllllon Dollar Fire.
Little Rock, Ark., April 4. A half
million dollar fire occurred at Newport
this morning. The plant of the Union
Compress Company, valued at $100,000
and containing 8,000 bales of cotton,
owned by the Lesser Cotton Company
and the Wolf-Goldman Mercantile
Company, valued at $350,000, was de
stroyed. Smaller losses bring the total
up to $500,000.
' Watertown, N. Y., April 4 .-A
strike was inaugurated at the works ' of
the New York Air Brake Company this
morning. Four hundred men are out.
BR ADSTREET'S REVIEW.
Quiet Week In the Dry-Goods
Bradstreet's says: It has been a
quiet week in distributive trade, except
at some few Western centers, this being
especially true of the dry-goods busi
ness. Wholesale trade in this line has
been generally completed, and, pend
ing the effect of the spring demand up
on the retail trade, the markets are in
a waiting stage. As regards prices,
the feature of the week has beeq the
strength manifested in agricultural pro
ducts and provisions. The advances in
the latter, in fact, are regarded as fore
shadowing an upward movement in hog
products, long predicted, but only par
tially realized. -
Winter wheat crop advices " have
been, on the whole, good, and have
acted as a balance to the stories of
French damage. : - '.
Wool has been more active, but con
siderable business has been done at
concessions. . The demoralization in the sugar mar
ket is clearly confined to the refining
Manufacturers and jobbers in carpets
and upholstery report a heavy season's
Wheat, including flour, shipments ':
for the week aggregate 2,962,849 bush- ,
Is, against 2,903,495 last week.
Business failures in the United
States for the week number 178, as ,
compared with 192 last week.
Business failures in the Dominion of
Canada for the week number 25, as
gainst 23 last week. ,
Oriental advices state that permis
sion to do general business in Japan
has been refused 60 foreign insurance
companies,' most of them American.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, $2.002.75 per sack.
Lettuce, hothouse, 45c per dos.
Potatoes, new, $1718. r
Beets, per sack, 75 85c.
Turnips, per sack, 60o.
Carrots, per sack, 75c.
Parsnips, per sack, 75 85c.
Cauliflower, 75c$l per dozen. :
Cabbage, native and California.
1.001.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box.
Prunes, 60c per box.
Butter1 Creamery, 28o per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 17o per pound.
Cheese Native. 15c.
Poultry 13 14c; dressed, 14 15c;
spring, $5. ,
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
$18.0019.00 - , .
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23. . ?
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton.
20; ,.'.;; . ...-.v. -.-
Flour Patent, per barrel. $3.25;
blended Tiprtsi.f California.
$3,555. t; H",.O0; gr-
flour, 13.00; rye flour, M 00 '?-
Millstuffs Bran, pe!af I;rI;
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 bee!
steers, 78c; cows, 7c; mutton 8c;
pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8H
, Hams Large, ' 13c; small, 18 J; .
breakfast bacon, 12 c; dry salt sides.
Portland Market. ,
Wheat Walla Walla. 63 54c;
Yalley, 63c; Bluestem, 56o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.00; graham,
$2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel. :
Oats Choice white, 8697c; choice
gray, 34o per bushel. . ,
Barley Feed barley, $1414.50;
brewing, $17.00 17.50 per ton. . -
Millstuffs Bran, $13 per ton; mid
dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop, $14 per
Hay Timothy, $9 10; clover, $7
7.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton. .
Butter1 Fancy creamery, 45 50c;
seconds, 40c; dairy, 3037o;
store, 25 32 Kc. ' .
Eggs lo per dozen. '...! '','
: Cheese Oregon full . cream, 18c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
per pound. -
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50
4.50 per dozen; hens, $6.60; springs,
$2.508.60; geese, $6.508.00 for old;
$4.606.60; ducks, $5. 60 6. 00 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 10llo per
Potatoes 40 65o per sack; sweets.
2 )o per pound. :
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 60c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per. pound; cab-
ge, l4o per pound; parsnips, $1;
onions, $2.00 2.60; carrots, $1.
Hops 38o per pound
Wool Valley, 1618o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 10 15c; mohair, 27
80o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4ic; dressed mutton, 7
I 6 per pound; lambs, 7Ko per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed.
$6.006.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $4.004.50;
cows, $3.o04.oo; dressed beef, 6S
Ipio per pound. ,
Veal Large, 6 6 7 6c;. small, 8
9o per pound.
Tallow 55c; No. 2 and grease,
84o per pound.
. San Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 12 15c per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 16c; Val
ley, 2022c; Northern, 10 12o.
Hops 1899 crop, 1213o per
Butter Fancy creamery 18c;
do seconds, 16K 17c; fancy dairy,. 16-
16 tc;do seconds, 14 15c per pound.
Eggs Store, 13c; - fancy ranch.
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00
10.00; bran, $12.50 13.50.
Hay Wheat $6. 50 9.50; wheat and
at $6.009.00; best barley $5.00
7.00; alfalfa, $5.006.60 .per ton;
straw, 26 40o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 60 70c; Ore- '
gon Burbanks, 65o$1.00; river Bur
banks, 40 75c; Salinas Burbanks,
80c 1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2. 75 3. 85; Mexican limes, $4.00
00; California lemons , 75c$1.60;
do choice $1.75 2.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50
2.60 ' per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian , dates, 6 per
pound. : . y