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SEMJU, i ConsolidatedFe.. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, ; OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1900.
VOL. XXXVII. NO. 17.
IB OF THE WEEK
From All Parts of the Nev
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Impot-
ut Happenings of the Put Weak
Called Fniin the Telegraph Column
Bloemfontein is badly in need of
rater. . '
The total British losses in the Boei
war are now 23,000. ;
A Texas town in the flooded district
was destroyed by a tornado. ,
Fishermen testing the Columbia
river near Astoria found but few Chi
The Puerto Rican bill, as amended
by the senate, passed the house by a
vote of 163 to 153. r-
Admiral Dewey denies the story of
liis withdrawal as a candidate for presi
dential nomination. , ;
H. C. Frick will dispose of all his
holdings, something like $16,000,000,
in the Carnegie Company.
An internatonal naval demonstration
will soon take palce at Taku Cin, the
gulf of Pe Chi Li, China.
During a fight with riotous laborers
in New York, one Italian striker was
killed and several wounded.
At the Georgia Populist convention,
Senator Marion Butler, of North Caro
lina, was denounced as the ' 'chief mi
.all tiaitors." ' '
George W. Hull, an Arizona million
aire, was arrested in New York on a
charge of perjury in a divorce case
against his wife.
Competent authorities estimate that
the wastage of horses' monthly by the
British forces in South Africa, must be
calculated at not less than 5,000.
B. C. Bergin, an assayer in the Uni
ted States mint at San Francisco, has
been arrested for . stealing small
amounts of gold daily for months past.
Capitalists of Berlin, through a Chi
cago firm, have made an pffer to pur
chase the Ferris wheel. The wheel,
which weighs 2,200 tons, will be ship
ped to Berlin.
In San Francisco. 500 pounds of
plug-cut tobacco have been seized in
various local stores by internal revenue
agents, because the packages were in
Burglars in Chicago stole diamonds,
jewelry and silverware valued at $ 40,
000 from the home of Orrin W. Potter,
the multi-millionaire and ex-president
of the Illinois Steel Company.
The period of time allowed Spanish
residents in the Phi I ippines. to elect
whether they shall remain Spanish sub
jects or adopt the nationality of the ter
ritory in which they reside has expired.
- Commodore William K. Mayo, died
at his home in Washington, aged 76
General Lee has been appointed to
command the new department- of
Havana and Pinard de Rio.
Nicaragua has landed troops in
I t- x - . FT1. J 1 t
the movement is not understood.
A 2 j -year-old child was scalded to
death by falling into a tub of hot water
and lye, near Ashland, Or.
Indians attempted to rescue the
murderers of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Horton,
but were driven off by Skagway troops.
The United States government denies
the report that it has joined with other
powers in threatening to land troops in
A vote on the resolution relative to
the seating of M. S. Quay as senator
from Pennsylvania, will be taken on
Thomas H. Tongue was renominated
for congressman horn the Second dis
trict on the first ballot at McMinn
Texas and Lousiana, to guard against
bubonic plague, may establish a quar
antine against Chinamen coming from
An inventor of thorite has announced
his willingness to sell the government
the right to manufacture the explosive
for $150,000. -
The British bark Iranian, which
sailed from New York, November 25,
for Yokohama, has been wrecked on
the Japanese coast.
The Building 1 rades Assembly, of
Houston, Texas, has ordered a general
strike in sympathy with the carpenters,
causing 1,500 men to walk out.
Two negro murderers were executed
at iiummerville, Texas. When sen
tenced both asked for a deck of cards,
and declined the offer of a Bible.
A minister of Ballard, Cal., near
Santa Barbara, committed suicide by
Mowing the top of his head off with a
shotgun. Temporary insanity was the
Former Congressman Charles A.
Towne, of Duluth, Minn , has an
nounced himself as a candidate for the
vice-presidential nomination on the
Great Britain's naval estimates
amount to 30,000,000.
Buffalo Bill says 30,000 Mormons
from Salt Lake will found a city in
Steamer Prairie, with American ex
hibits for the Paris exposition, has
arrived at Havre.
It costs $4,400,000 a year to main
tain the 24 royal palaces of Emperor
William throughout the German
Dr. IV. D. McKim. of New York,
favors killini; of confirmed criminals,
idiots and imbeciles to improve society.
The steel steamer Orlando M. Poe
for the Rockefeller fleet was launched
at the Globe yards in Cleveland, O. It
is 490 feet long and will carry 9,000
ions of iron ore net. '
J. G. Sch'uman, recently of the
Philippine conS mission, says the plan
of the government for the Filipinos
reooantnended to the president and ac
cepted by bim was substantially that
devised by Prdro A. Pafcrno, formerly
aiuuhiuu a prime uiiuu hii,
Congress will adjourn in June.
The milk trust nf Chicago is broken.
War taxes will not be reduced at
this session of congress.
Great Britain will levy a tax on
mines to pay the expenses of the war.
- A burglar entered a saloon in Clie
halis, Wash., and took $500 in silver.
Four men were killed and several in
jured in a drunken riot of coal miners
near Johnstown, Pa.
Heavy rain and snow storm3 in the
vicinity of Denver are causing much
delay to railroad traffic. '
: John Hannigan, aged 63, one of ' the
best-known horse trainers in the coun
try, died at Mildale, Ky.
Two - Mexican outlaws held up a
gambling house in Johnson, Arizona,
and killed a prominent mining man.
Rev. William J. Rutledge, of Jack
sonville, 111., prominent Methodist
minister and originator of the G. A.
R., is dead, aged 86.
The legislature ; of Trinidad has re
jected the offer of Canada for recipro
cal trade and adopted the convention
with the United States. : ,
Two hundred or 300 families bought
1,200 acres of land near Eugene, Or.,
with the intention of dividing it up
into 40-acre tracts and working on the
Burglars at Toronto, Ont., dog
through the nine-inoh brick wall of
the vault of St. . Simon's church with
crowbars and picks and stole $1,175,
the Easter offering.
Conditions in famine-stricken India
are deplorable. : Sixty millions of peo
ple are suffering and 80,000,000 are in
dire distress, and only 5,000,000 are
receiving government aid. -
In New York, Julius Koster, a brick
layer, who had inherited $300,000
from his brother's estate in Germany,
was found dead, swinging from a rope
in an empty water tank on the roof of
his bouse. He had been ill. and the
sudden change from poverty to riches
affected his mind.
In New York, a school of voice cul
ture was begun on a porteations Bcale
at Carnegie Hall, under the direction
of Giacomo Minkowsky, called the
Metropolitan School of Voice and Sing
ing. Edouard - de Reezke and Mme.
Nordica will give scholarships to the
best gifted pupils under Minownky.
Maurice Grau and Andrew A. McCor
mick are lending their influence. Min
kowsky is a composer of note. ' ,
The Paris exposition was formally
Filipinos are again active near
One man was killed and a boy fatal
ly injured in a $400,000 fire which oc
curred in Brooklyn. - ,
- During a fire in a coal mine near
Pittsburg, Pa., one man perished and
two others in the pit escaped. ' -
: During the siege of Ladysmith, Gen
eral . White's total losses from all
causes were 169 officers nad 8,163 men.
British people insist on a change In
the army service, owing to the unsatis
factory conduct of the campaign against
the Boers. -
' - Three men are said to have found
gold in quartz formation within two
miles of Joplin, Mo., which assays $40
to $80 a ton.
A Chinaman, possessing documents
bearing the seal of the court of Peking,'
identifying him as emperor, was arrest
ed at Wu Chang. -
The University of Edinburgh, Scot
land, conferred the degree of LL D. on
Joseph H. Choate, United States am
bassador to Great Britain.'
At New York, 5,000 cigarmakers,
emploved by six of the largest firms in
that city, have been locked out. No'
reason is given for the action.
- Rnfus Wright, a millionaire and
treasurer of the firm of Morgan &
Wright, bicycle tire manufacturers,
was fatally shot by a woman in Chicago.
The cruisers Detroit and Marblehead
and gunboats Bennington and Concord
have been ordered out of commission,
owing to the lack of a sufficient number
The Chinese government has -sent
7,000 troops to Shan Ting to suppress
the "Boxers." However, it is notori
ous that the majority of the troops are
members of the same society. .
The transport Lake Erie, with ' up
wards of 500 Transvaal prisoners, in
cluding French, German and Russian
members of the foreign legion, captured
at Boshof, sailed from Cape Town for
St. Helena. . ' -
The trial of Perico Pipin, who re
cently led a small uprising against the
government of Santo Domingo, has
ended with the conviction of the pris
oner, who was sentenced to 20 years'
imprisonment and to pay a fine of $30,
000 in gold. .
Mrs. Kruger, wife of Oom Paul, on
being interviewed, said that she trust
ed God would soon stop the merciless
bloodshed, but that the republic would 1
be victoriously defended, even if Pre
toria were finally taken. She added
that she had had in the field 33 grand
sons, two of whom were killed, four
sons, six sons-in-law,- and numerous
other relatives. "
At a meeting of the De Beers com
pany Cecil Rhodes said annual profits
of diamond mines in Kimberley are
Public sentiment in England insists
upon absolute supremacy of Great Brit
ain in the Boer states after the war's
A private cablegram from Port of
Spain, Venezuela, says the British con
sul at Bolivar, named Lyons, has been
The superintendent of Indian educa
tion suggests that attendance be made
compulsory. . ... - -
Sir William Van Horne and the
Bank of Montreal are planning to buy
up the Cuban railroads.
The government of New Zealand pro
vides work for all applicants at the rate
of two dollars a day.
Gen. A. D. Shaw, " national com
mander of the G. A. R., announces
himself as a candidate" for congress to
succeed the late Charles A. Chickering
from the " Twenty-fourth congressional
district of New York. ?
House Favors a Change to
Resolution to That Effect Adopted by
a Vote of 240 to 15 Senator Talbert's
Tactics Are Denounced.
Washington, April 16. The house
today, by a vote of 240 to 15, adopted
a resolution for a constitutional amend
ment providing for the election of Uni-
ted States senators by direct vote of the
people. - Fourteen Republicans and one
Democrat voted against it. By the
terms of the resolution, the amedment
submitted to the legislatures is as fol
lows: .-.,.' '.. . -
"The senate of the' United States
shall be composed of two senators from
each-state, who shall be elected "by di
rect vote of the people thereof for a
term of six years, and each senator
shall have one vote. A plurality of
the votes cast for candidates for sena
tor shall be -sufficient to elect. . The
electors in each state shall have the
qualifications requisite for electors of
the most numerous branch of the state
- "When a vacancy happens by death,
resignation or otherwise, in the repre-
sentation of any state in the senate.
the same shall be tilled for the unex
pired term thereof in the same manner
as is provided for the election of sena
tors in paragraph 1; provided, that the
executive thereof may make temporary
appointment until the next general or
special election, in accordance with
the statutes or constitution of such
state." - " . V
The remainder of the day was devoted
to the consideration of private pen
sion bills. During the course of the
debate there were several sharp attacks
upon Talbert, of South Carolina, for bis
conrse in delaying action.
BOERS HEADED OFF.
Lord Boberti Checks Tbelr Forward
London, April ' 16. The forward
movement of the Boers is checked, says
Lord Roberts. This is taken to mean
not by fighting, but by- disposition to
head off their advance and bar their
way to vulnerable points in the line of
British communications : His dispatch
to the war office follows:
"Bloemfontein, April 14. The en
emy's movements south have been
checked. . Wepener is still surrounded.
but the little garrison is holding out
well. Troops are being moved to their
assistance. The health of the troops is
Rood, and the climate perfection."
The Boers in Natal appear incapable
of developing ah aggiessive movement
at Eland 's Laagte; Lord Methuen ' is
at Zwartkopfontein, 12 miles east of
Boshof, and is sending s nail, swift
columns through the adjacent counrty.
Lord Chesham, commanding one of
these, encountered a small commando
aobtit 10 miles southeast of Zwartkop
fontein. He found most of the farms
occupied by women and' children only.
An editorial note in the Daily Mail
avers that Mafeking is in a very bad
way, and that the hope of relief is far
off, as no force is advancing from the
The Boer peace envoys have docu
ments the Rome correspondent of the
Daily News says showing that urgent
ndvices to the Transvaal to wage war
were originally made by "Germany.
This correspondent also asserts that
Count von Bulow, the Geramn foreign
minister, who was said to have gone
on a visit to a sick brother, really went
to Milan for the express purpose of con
ferring with the delegates.
.JT. A, Porter Resigns.
Washington, April 16. Owing to
the continued ill health of John Addi
son Porter, secretary . to the president,
he has tendered his resignation, and
the president has accepted it, to take
effect May 1 next. George B. Cortel
yuu, of New York, the present assistant
secretary to the president, has been
appointed to succeed him. Mr. Cortel
you was born in New York city, July
26, 1862. His "grandfather, Peter Cor
telyou, for 40 years a member of the
type-founding firm of George Bruce &
Co., and his father, Peter Cortelyou,
Jr.i were prominent figures in New
York business and social circles a gen
Was Not a Boer Leader.
Pretoria, April 16. United States
Consul Hay, in an interview, says the
report that Captain Reichmann, the
United States military attache, partici
pated in the fight near Sanna's Post is
absolutely false. Captain Reichmann,
it is Baid, was occupied most of the
time attending upon the wounded
Dutch military attache, Lieutenant
Mix, who has since died. Consul
Hay has no doubt that Reichmann has
been confused with the American Lieu
tenant Loosberg, of the Free State ar
tillery, who took a very active part in
Chicago, April 16. The Illinois
Manufacturers' Association, at its meet
ing last night, took the stand that there
should be an early revision of the war
Vanderbilt Inheritance Tax.
New York, April 14. The appellate
division of the supreme court today
banded down a decision in the matter
of the appraisal of the estate of the late
William K. Vanderbilt. An order of
Surrogate Fitzgerald, declaring a cer
tain fund subject to the inheritance tax
law was affirmed. This was a fund of
$5,000,000 held in trust for the benefit
f the late Cornelius Vanderbilt.
One pound of cork will support a
man of ordinary size in the watei.
Damages for Breach of Promise. .
Denver, April 16. A special to the
News from Colorado Springs says:
Nellie Lewis, who lecently sued Sam
Strong, the Cripple Creek millionaire
mine owner, foi $250,000 damages for
breach of promise, was this evening
?i?en a verdict for $50,000.
The Texas Flood.
Houston, Texas, April 16. The Col
orado river flood has now reached
Wharton, and half the town Is under
water. So far there has been only one
casualty, a nenp t refugee being
Browned in try" 7 reach te town.
CHINESE RCIGN OF TERROR.
Powerful Viceroys Protest to the Em
Shanghai, April 16. A full account
has been received here of -the meeting
on March 5 at Peking between the em
press dowager and the grand council.
Protests were read from the viceroys
and governors of nine of the 18 prov
inces against the policy of the empress
dowager. These officials are the great
est provincial authorities in China.
They declared unitedly that, if the em
press dowager persists in' persecuting
the reformers and continuing her reign
of terror policy, the Chinese under
them will rebel against the Manchus.
The viceroy at Nanking -says he has
140,000 Hunanese troops , who are anx
ious to fight the Manchus, and he fears
be cannot control them. The vice
roys who united in this remarkable step
represent the provinces of Kiang-Su,
Anhui, Kiangsi, Hunan, 'Hnpeb, Che
kiang, Fookien, .Quangsi and , Kwang
tung. with an aggregate population of
180,000,000. r; ... ,.S fCL uii-L
Until this protest haa been .- made,
the dowager empress had been having
things quite her own , way . Though
she has desisted from her purpose to set
up a new emperor, yet her wrath' to
wards those who opposed herbas shown
no abatement.- It is unbounded. Kin
Lien-Shan has been captured ;Un : the!
Portugese colony of Macao;: off' the
South China coast, by Li Hung Chang's
detectives., Mr. Kin fled from: Shang
hai last month. ; He is the manager of
the national system of " telegraphs in
'China, and headed the petition signed
by 1,200 notables against setting up a
new emperor. Probably he -will be
decapitated. An English law ' firm
here has been retained to defend" him.
The government has : trumped np
charges of defalcation against Mr': Kin,
who is really a very able and enlight
ened man. - - "
- On March 1 instructions were : wired
from Peking to Soo Chow, capital- of
Kiang-Su, to arrest' and "put to death
the reformers Weng T'Ung-Ho and
Shen Pong. These men had been in
very Important positions ' in "Peking,
but were easily captured in Soo Chow.
The chief reformer.- Kong Yu Wei, has
fled to Singapore. The empress ' dow
ager has offered $100,000 for his body.
dead or alive. ':-
It is said that there is an official
list, prepared by the Peking govern
ment, of the namea'ef j?QQf reformers
who are . proscribed." A speciaL;'list of
over 35 names exists of those who are
to be killed as soon as they are cap
Three Persona Killed and Number In
jured In a fittsburg- Accident. :
Pittsburg, April 14. Without warn
ing and with a rush and a roar, ' the
four-story brick building at the cornel
of Second avenue and Wood street col
lapsed today, burying in its ruins a
numoer 01 people, tnree 01 wnom rSsorpS"and two gorgeously attired offi
taxen out ceaa, nve were oaajy r
ana several otnera sngiuiT unuf- a
lne building was occupied , Dy tne
Armstrong, McKervy Lead & Oil Com
pany, it was being remodeled by Con
tractors McGovern and Lyte, who were
converting the lower floors of the cornel
store and that next door into one large
room. About 48 feet-of -the middle
partition had been removed, and steel
girders, supported by heavy iron posts,
were in place, and the finishing touchef
were being put on the remodeled work.
The firm this morning began the trans
fer of its stock from one room to th
other, and apparently centralized the
heavy weight of the leads and oils about
the middle of the structure. The col
lapse began by the second floor break
ing through, carrying with it the twe
floors above, making a breach from tor,
to bottom through the center of tht
The fact that the rear portion of tht
building on Second avenue did not col
lapse saved many lives. : It was in thai
part of .the building that the office
were located, in which there were about
10 persons. Those who were . in the
rear portion of the building heard . the
crash and ran out of the side door into
Second avenue and escaped. The lose
of the firm will be about $40,000.
Sfashona in Store Trouble.
Cape Town, April 16. The admiral
in charge of the British fleet in these
waters has refused to permit the Brit
ish steamer Mashona, Captain John
ston, to proceed beyond Durban. : The
agents of the vessel announce that the
cargo destined for Delagoa bay will be
landed at Durban. ;
The British gunboat Partridge on
December 8 captured the steamer Ma
shona, which had sailed from New
York, November 3. via St. Vincent,
November 6, for Algoa - bay, loaded
with flour for the Transvaal. The ves
sel and the foodstuffs were subsequently
released on bond and the prize court on
March 13 rendered a verdict that a
portion of the cargo was condemned,
but that the steamer was formally
Plagne Riots in India.
Bombay, April 14. Plague riott
have taken place at Cownpore, where
the segregation camp has been destroyed
and 10: persons have been killed. The
rioters killed five constables and threw
their bodies into the burning camp.
Order is now restored, but all businesf
is suspended and the populace is sul
len. Troops and volunteers are patrol
ling the city, guarding the mills and
Chicago Tailors Will Fight.
Chicago, April 16. A secret meet
ing of the Merchant Tailors '& Drapers'
Exchange was held last night. When
the meeting broke up it was announced
that the members of the exchange were
opposed to receding in any particular
from the stand taken in the fight with
the Journeymen Tailors' Union in theiz
demand for the back shop system.
The fire of genius is frequently ex
tinguished by having cold water poured
on it. Chicago Daily News.
Sentenced to Death.
Toronto, Can., April 16. Henry
Williams, the burglar who shot and
killed J. E. Varcoe, a storekeeper, on
November 9, will be executed bore -v
day. He war engaged in burglarizing
Mr. Varcoe's store when he committed
the murder. He is a young man nd
on that accountf some sympathy was
worked np in his behalf, but there was
nothing calling upon the government to
interfere in the case.
The czarina has taken np the type
writer and owns arimie,
The Gates Formally Thrown
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IS FAR FROM READY
Speeches of President Lonbet and Mln
"Jeter Hillerand Completeness and
T Sxtent of American Exhibits.
ft Pans April 17. The exposition of
1900 is open;' but it will be at least
month before anything but buildings is
to be seen.. The day's ceremonies were
a peculiar mixture of sumptuous splen
dor in the Salle des Fetes, and wide
spread confusion elsewhere. Nothing
ceald have exceeded the picturesque
stage setting in the beautiful building
in whicn the ceremonies were held, the
BnwormS of the diplomats and
3oldier, the! splendid orchestra and
chorus and the magnificent effect pro
duced by the: grand staircase, up which
President Loubet proceeded to view the
exposition, lined with some 200 picked
men. of f the V Republican guard, with
jackboots," white breeches, gleaming
cuirasses and horse-hair plumes stream-
Wgfrom shining helmets. At the top
of this stairway was a room, the In
tenor of which could be seen from the
Salie des Fetes, and this was hung with
priceless gobelins from the Louvre
Into this splendid apartment President
Lenbetfenteied and walked down the
avenue to. his boat. This part of the
day's arrangement was perfect, but the
rest was chaos.
5fhe weather today was luckily all
that could be desired. Fourteen thous
and guests bad- been invited to the
inaction, and they had, because of the
-fina weaher, only the dust to endure.
Hs.d the day been wet, the unrolled
paths of the exposition grounds would
have been turned into a mass of mud
The afternoon was a - holiday in Paris
by J general consent, and a host of
coiintry people crowded into the city
to swell the multitudes, who from an
early hour serged in the direction of the
exposition and took np positions along
the route of the presidential procession
and at the approaches to the grounds.
The immense number of guests prac
tically swept the central streets clean
of cabs, of which an unbroken stream,
several deep, drifted slowly toward the
gates between noon and 2:30 P. M.
Drifted is the correct expression for the
rate of progress, because the traffic ar
rangements were so inadequate that
huitriredsof vehicles did not reach the
exposition at all,' and the occupants
were, either left stranded en route or
were obliged to abandon their carriages
and proceed on foot. This was the ex
pr-cient ordinarily adopted, even by
several members of the diploma tio
Mais 'of the Chinese emkassv. after
walking several blocks, arrived
in the Salle des Fetes lust - in time-o
hear the cheering at the conclusion of
the ceremony.-' -
TROOPS CALLED OUT.
To Snppress Italian Strikers
Croton Landing, N. Y.. April 17.
While everything is quiet and peaceful
in the neighborhood of the Cornell dam
tonight, nearly 300 armed deputies are
guarding the works, and each one of
them is guessing as to what tomorrow
may bring forth. The striking Italian
laborers, whose homer are in the-vicin
ity of the works, are behaving them
selves excellently. But underneath
their assumed quiet there is stubborn
resolve not to go back to work nor let
any outsiders take their places until
the contractors agree to pay the in
crease of wages demanded. Strenous
efforts are being made by Italian Con
ul Branchi to bring about a settlement
of the difficulty. The strikers are very
determined in their demands, and swear
that if outside labor is brought here
they will fight tooth and nail to prevent
it. Angelo Kotella, who is the recog
nized leader of the strikers, said today:
"This is a fight to a finish. We earn
more money than we are receiving, and
tne contractors must pay us . for qur
work. The state should protect us,
and, instead of sending deputies and
soldiers to help the bosses, they should
compel them to treat us rightfully. If
the bosses attempt to bring the other
laborers here we shall prevent any work
being done, and if the military comet
to help them, then we will fight the
Attempted Harder and Suicide.
: Carbondale, 111., April 16. Gus
Young, a prominent young man of
Murphysboro, shot and wounded Miss
Kate Van Clooster and then blew out
his brains in a temporary fit of jeal
ousy. Young was a real estate man
and the lady was a member of one of
the best families of Southern Illinois.
She will recover.
Tornado's Work in Texas Town.
Dallas, Tex., April 17. A special to
the News from Koyse, Tex., dated April
16, says: ;
"A tornado struck this place at mid
night, and it is believed that : several
lives have been lost. . Eight houses
were wrecked, and at . this hour the
greatest excitement prevails.
Pitcher Purchased for S7SO. :
Kansas City April, 17. Manager
Manning, of the Blues, has closed a
deal with Pittsburg for Pitcher Chum
my Gray, formerly of Buffalo, purchas
ing him for $750.
Chile Importing: Wheat.
Santiago de Chile, via Galveston.
Tex., April 17. In consequence of the
poor crops, wheat prices are advancing,
and the situation will allow large im
portations from California.
Transfer of Michigan Knterprise.
Cleveland. April 17. Several Chi
cago capitalists have just purchased
and took over all the interests of a
number of well known - Cleveland and
New York parties, including Secretary
of State John Hay and others, in the
Munising Land Company and the
I JSinnising Railway Company, in Upper
MfaKan,--' One hundred thousand
acresof hardsQOjLJ' "'ijnes of
bay to Hgo
GAS MAIN EXPLODED.
One Man Instantly Killed and ' Five
Probably Fatally Injured.
Logansport, Ind., April 18. Too
much pressure and a piece of defective
gas pipe in the mains of the Chicago
Pipe Line Company at ,a joint four
miles southeast of here was the cause
of a terrific explosion today, in which
Michael Ellison, Jr., was instantly
killed, and five other men received in
juries from which it is doubtful if they
will recover. Twelve men were in the
trench repairing a leak in a : 10-inch
main, from which the gas had been
transferred to an eight-inch main near
it. The men were around a 'T" on
the eight-inch main, and Ellison was
stooping over it when the pipe explod
ed. He was found 150 feet away, his
bones broken and having probably met
instant death. George Morrison, : in
charge of the work, was sent sprawling
on the ground 80 feet away, with gravel
and dirt blown into his skin, his body
wrenched, and his clothes torn and tat
tered. Will Briggs inhaled gas and
was taken - home unconscious. Three
laborers were knocked down and
bruised in a frightful manner; The
rest of the men escaped with slight in
juries from flying dirt and rock. The
"T" weighs 1.000 Bounds, and it was
carried a distance of 50 feet. The ex
plosion tore the ground . for a distance
of 400 feet, and was heard for miles.
besides the heavy jar. .
NATAL BOERS MOVING.
Natives Report They Have teft Eland's
London, April 18. A Ladysmith
special, dated April 16, says that
natives report that the Boers in Eland's
Laagte have retired beyond Biggars
berg. This information tends to con
firm the report that the Boers blew up
three important colliers, near Wessel's
Nek, completely destroying the same.
A Cape Town dis paten says nearly
3,000 horses have landed there since
April 13, which indicates that , every
effort is being made to remedy a great
defect in the British organization.
The chief Boer delegate, Fisher, ac
companied by Dr. Leyds, visited the
president of the Dutch cabinet today at
The Hague, but the doings of the dele
gates create little speculation in Eng
land. .-: " -
Frederick Yilliers, the veteran war
correspondent, who arrived at South
ampton today from the front, said he
believed that the worst of the war is
over, but that guerrilla warfare will
continue for some time.
A bulletin issued at Pietoria, April
IS, reports that the burghers captured
500 slaughtered oxen at Wepener, and
that General Froneman that day de
feated the British, causing them to fly
in the -direction of Wolverport, appar
ently over toe Orange nver. -
Troops Are-bn-Bland--. -
Groton Landing, N. Y., April 18.
The first bloodshed as the outcome of
the strike at the Cornell dam wtfs the
life blood of Sergeant Robert Douglass,
of the Eleventh separate Knpany, of
Mount Vernon, "who wfts shot dead" by
an unknown assassin while he was re
lieving guard at 8:50 o'clock last night.
The : wildest excitement prevailed
troughout the camp as soon as the news
of the assassination spread to the differ
ent tents, and the soldiers are frantic
over the- crime. The point where the
sergeant fell is known as Post 10,
which was in charge of Corporal Mc
Dowell. It is situated on top of the
hill, near Little Italy, where armed
strike! s were seen drilling or marching
about early this morning, brandishing
rifles and shotguns. The spot is high
over the huge pile of masonry, and
from it one can command a view of the
country on each side up and down the
Negro Shot Into a Crowd.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 17. A
colored man riding a bicycle shot into
a crowd of 20 boys in WestJIndianapolis
this afternoon, wounding Clarence Vort
in the hip and George Golder in the
thigh. Both are seriously -wounded.
As the colored man was passing the
crowd they began to chaff him and he
fired. He then rode away, pursued by
an infuriated mob of 100 people, who
threw bricks, stones and clubs at him,
but failed to overtake him. Cries of
"lynch him" were heard on all , sides.
The man is said to have had another
difficulty in the same vicinity about a
month ago, and at that time threatened
to shoot. The police failed to locate
the negro. -
French Church Burned.
Paris, April 18. The historic church
of Notre Dame des Vortus, in the out
skirts of Paris, was entered Sunday
evening or Monday morning by van
dals, who, after pillaging it, set it on
fire. Several firemen were badly in
jured by burning brands. The interior
of the church was found in a state of
great disorder, and he communion ves
sels are believed to have been stolen,
nnless they are buried in the debris.
One of the huge bells fell into the
sacristy and three others through a roof
into the organ. Three men were seen
leaving the church just after the fire
Kansas City Carpenters' Strike.
Kansas City, April 18. Slightly
over 400 union carpenters went on
strike today for an increase of wages
to 37 cents an hour. The contract
ors offered 35 cents, but it was rejected
by the men.
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 18. A
through freight train on the Southern
railway struck a mule and was
wrecked while running at full speed
near Huntsville, Ala., while going
down a steep embankment. The
freight cars crowded upon the over
turned engine and suffocated . and
crushed to death in the cab both Engi
neer Percy Armstrong and Fireman Os
borne, who had stuck to their posts.
Five of the train crew were seriously
Auto Car Dashed Into Crowd.
Paris,-April 18.-The Paris-Boubaix
auto ear race yesterday morning led to
serious accident. Two competitors
on motor tricycles collided and dashed
at the speed of an express train into a
crowd of 2.000 who had assembled at a
cross road in the First of Saint Ger
maine to witness their passing. Twenty-persons
were knocked down, some
having broken bones and many others
being bruised. Mme. Charles ;Bos,
wife of one of the deputies for the de
partment of the Seine, susti
ytjuaa Ttn.. I
Attacked the Garrison at
Batoo, North Iloeos.
REPULSED WITH A LOSS OF 106
Captain -Dodd'i Cavalry Force Sur
rounded a Village Capturing Many
Prisoners Report of a Cold Find.
Manila, April 18. General Young
reports that 300 insurgent riflemen and
bolomen attacked the American garri
son at Batoo, province of North I locos.
yesterday, but were repulsed, losing
106 men. The Americans had no
Captain Dodd, with a squadron of
the Third cavalry, recently surrounded
a village in Union province, and sur
prised 200 insurgents living - in bar
racks, it apparently being the recruit
ing center for the province. The
enemy lost 58 men killed. Our troops
also captured 44 men and burned the
village. One American was wounded.
Gold in Lucon
San Francisco, April 18. The trans
port Tartar, which arrived Saturday
afternoon from Manila, was released
from quarantine today. The Tartar
brought advices from the Philippines
up to March 6. . One of the reports
from Manila is that William Odun,
who is spoken of as a miner of large
experience, has returned from a pros
pecting trip on the distant ; coast of
Vigan. He showed rich specimens of
gold, and declared that he had;- located
a ledge of quartz as rich as anything in
Colorado or California. He is organiz
ing a company of ex-soldiers, and will
go into the mountain districts of Vigan
to secure claims. In an interview in
the Manila Freedom, Odun says:
"Never before did I see such , indica
tions of mineral wealth. I have trav
eled from the Klondike to South
Africa, and I am convinced that there
is not a much richer mineral 'country
in the world than the . Island of
STEEL PLANTS SHUT DOWN.
tabor Troubles in Building Trades
Given as the Reason.
Chicago,' April 18. Labor troubles
in the building ' trades - are stated by
President John W. Lambert, of the
American Steel & Wire Company, as
reasons for orders issued today for the
closing down of all the plants r of the
concern in the vicinity of Chicago and.
those of Joliet, 111., excepting the
Rockdale mill and the extensive plant
at Anderson, Ind. Twelve plants were
ordered closed.- Thousands of skilled
WorkniP' Vere temporarily suspended
by the action of the wire magnates.
President Lambert said: "Iiabor trou
bles are at the bottom of it.- G?r
market has been destroyed by the stop
ping of bu idling labor, and : we , haze
had to shut down until the accumulated
stock is sold." : --';'T"'
New . York, April 18. John W.
Gates, president of the American Steel
& Wire Company, was seen today in
reference to a dispatch from the West
which stated that a number of con
stituents concerned in the main com
pany had suspended operations. He
confirmed the statement, and said that
12 of the mills have been shut down
They are located at Pittsburg, Cleve
land, Joliet, Waukegan, 111.; De Kalb,
III.;-Newcastle, Ind., and Anderson,
Ind. Mr. Gates said the cause of the
closing down of the mills was over
production. He said he was unable to
state when the mills would resume
operations. When asked for his view
as to the trade situation and . outlook,
Mr. Gates stated that the shut-down of
the mills was the best evidence of the
current situation. Mr. Gates made
another statement later, in which he
said the 12 mills which bad been
closed had a daily capacity of from
3,000 to 4,000 tons. It is said as
many as 4,000 men, boys and girls will
be affected by the shut-down. v.
Pittsburg, April 18. The American
Steel & Wire Company's mills closed
in this district include those at New
castle, Braddock, and the Oliver mill,
on the South Side, Pittsburg. It is
estimated that about 2,000 men are
affected in this section.
Rain In Mississippi.
Meridian, Miss.,; April 18 Seven
inches of rain has fallen in this city
and vicinity since yesterday. The
damage by high water will reach up
wards of $200,000, and two fatalities
have been reported. This city is -surrounded
on three sides by: a vast "ex
panse of water, and all trains are in
definitely delayed by disastrous wash
outs. Recently planted crops 111 the
lowlands in a radius of 10 miles are
under water, and citizens in flooded
districts have fled to the highlands for
Rafety. The dam of the Meridian
Waterworks Company reservoir gave
way this afternoon, and the damage will
reach $10,000. Two negro -boys who
attempted to cross Sowashie creek.
east of the city, this afternoon, were
drowned. The ram is still falling in
torrents. The storm is ' general
throughout the state, and railway traf
fic is generally suspended, owing to
washouts in all directions. .
Anti-JLynching Liw Invalid.
Columbus, O., April 18. The su
preme court today declared that the
anti-lynching law is unconstitutional.
The law provides that the heirs of any
person who is lynched may collect $5,-
000 from the commissioner in the
county in which the affair occurs.
The decision was rendered in the cases
of Click Mitchell, hanged by a mob at
Urbana, and J. W. Caldwell, who was
shot and beaten by strikers at Cleve
land. " Staten Island Carpenters Strike.
Ne York, April 18. All the car
penters on Staten island went on a
strike today. They demanded an eight
hour day , for; five days of the week,
and a four-hour day on Saturday, and
that no member of the. union will be
employed in any circumstances be
tween 12 and 6 Saturday. The mini
mum rate of wages demanded is 40
cents an hour, with double pay Sun
days and holidays. They also ask for
cne institution . of the apprentice sys
tem, which they claim will tend to in
ase the skill of the craft.
WEEKLY TRADE REVIEWS.
Appearance of Irregularity In the Gen
Bradstreets' says: Backward spring
weather conditions have figured con
siderably in disrtibutive trade reports
this week, and in connection with
some weakness in prices of leading
stocks have imparted an appeal ance of
irregularity to the general situation.
Another of those downward swings
in the prices of agricultural staples is
exhibited this week in slightly lowered
prices for the oereals, partly because
of the bearish sentiment of immediate
supplies and partly because of the bet
ter than expected government crop re
port, which is taken to indicate a pos
sible winter-wheat yield in excess of
Corn and oats have sympathized with
the reaction in pork products, which
reaction, however, has not been uni
versal, as shown by the fact that lard
is at the highest point reached on the
Evidenoes accumulate that active
missionary work in favor of lower
prices for iron and steel is atNlast bear
ing fruit. "
The strength of raw sugar is a reflec
tion chiefly of the fact that a consider
able shortage is looked for in the sup
plies of cane sugar, not only in Cuba,
but in the far East.
A slight upward swing in cotton is
to be noted this week, and Southern
mills have advanced prices. On the
other hand, while the mills are active
on old orders, new business is reported
of smaller volume. -
' Wheat, inluding flour, shipments lor
the week aggregate 2,896,653 bushels,
against 3,836,936 bushels last week.
Business failures for the week num
ber 152, as compared with 182 in the
United States last week. v'
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, $3.254.00 per sack,
Lettuce, hot house, 45c per doz.
Potatoes, new, $17 18.
Beets, per sack, 76 85c.
Turnips, per sack, 60c.
Carrots, per sack, 75c.
Parsnips, per sack, 75 85c.
Cauliflower, 85 90o per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California,
$1.00(8 1-25 per 100 pounds. ,
Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box.
Prunes, 60c per box.
Butter1 Creamery, 22o per pound;
dairy, 1722c; ranch, 17o per pound.
Cheese Native. 15o. ,
Poultry 18 14c; dressed, 14 15c;
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton, -
$20; : . .
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.25;
blended straights, $3.00; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00i wholevwheat
.Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
i.lJir . Ifrnn. el 1 1
uiiuuuiigB, pox nuu, 3uj u ixuw meai,
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef
steers, 7K8o; cows, 7c; mutton 8c:
pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8
10c. ' HamsLarge, 18c; small, 18 Hi
breakfast bacon, 12c; dry salt sides,
8c. . '
' Portland Market.
Wheat, Walla Walla. 54 56c;
Valley, 54c; Bluestem, 67c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.00; graham,
$2.50; superfine, $3.10 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 85 86c; choice
gray, 34o per bushel. .
Barley Feed barley, $14 14.50;
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
7.60; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton.
' Butter Fancy creamery, 40 45c;
seconds,. 45c; dairy, 8037c;
: Eggs 12c per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
per pound. - i
; i-ouiiry unicitens, mixed, $3.50(9
4.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs,
$4.506.50; ducks, $5.50 6. 00 per
dozen; ; turkeys, live, 10llo per
pound. ; - :-'-
: Potatoes 3050oper sack; sweets,
22Jic per pound. " V s
' Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75o; .
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, lo. per pound; parsnips, 75;
onions, JJ2.503. 00; carrots, 60c.
. Hops 38o per pound
Wool Valley, 1618o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 10 15c; mohair, 27
SOo per pound.- ' . ..
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 434c; dressed mutton, 7(3
7e per pound; lambs, $2.50 each.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$5.00 6.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $4.00(34.60;
cows, $3.604.00; dressed beef, 6
7o per pound.
Veal Large, 6i7Mc; small, 8
8Mo per pound.
Tallow 5 5c; No. 2 and grease,
8$ 4o per pound." - :
an Frnnoiseo Market.
vvooi opring riovaaa, law loo Per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 16c; Val
ley, 20 22c; Northern, 10 12c
Hops 1899 crop, ll13o per
Butter Fancy creamery 17c;
do seconds, 1616Kc; fancy dairy,
16c; do seconds, 1315o per pound.
Eggs Store, 14c; fancy ranch.
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00
20.00; bran, $12.5013.60.
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, 26 40o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 60 75c; Ore
gon Burbanks, 60o$1.00; river Bur
banks, 40 70c; Salinas Burbanks,
80c1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges,' Valencia.
$2.75 8. 25; Mexican limes, $4.00
6.00; California i lemons 75c$1.60:
do choice $1.75 2.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50
3.50 - per . 'bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 66)o per