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 nooks. - 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 sufficiently stamped. 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 years.' 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 China. A vote on the resolution relative to the seating of M. S. Quay as senator from Pennsylvania, will be taken on April 24. Thomas H. Tongue was renominated for congressman horn the Second dis trict on the first ballot at McMinn ville, Or. Texas and Lousiana, to guard against bubonic plague, may establish a quar antine against Chinamen coming from California. 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 cause. Former Congressman Charles A. Towne, of Duluth, Minn , has an nounced himself as a candidate for the vice-presidential nomination on the Democratic ticket. Great Britain's naval estimates amount to 30,000,000. Buffalo Bill says 30,000 Mormons from Salt Lake will found a city in Wyoming. 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 empire. 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, LATER NEWS. 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 colonization plan. 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 opened. Filipinos are again active near Manila. 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 of officers. 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 $10,000,000. Public sentiment in England insists upon absolute supremacy of Great Brit ain in the Boer states after the war's end. t A private cablegram from Port of Spain, Venezuela, says the British con sul at Bolivar, named Lyons, has been assassinated. 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 Popular Vote. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 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 legislatures, respectively. - "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 ' Movement. 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 south. 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 eration ago. 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 the fight. 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 tevenue tax. 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 press Dowager. 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 tured. :. - BUILDING COLLAPSED. 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 building. 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 released. 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 factories. : 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 Open. - 1.9' NC:-'':' ' - .'"' - ' "r 'r" THE SHOW -!'.. .' . :. . 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 1 . 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 at Croton Landing. 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 soldiers." 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 railroy Tn8 bay to Hgo bandi be in 4 "1 ; 1 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 jLaagrte District. 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 Croton valley. 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 was discovered. 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 injured. - 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 nd-ftacture, 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 casualties. , 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 Luzon." ' 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 eral Situation. 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 all records. 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 present boom. 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. Seattle Markets. 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. Eggs 1516o. Cheese Native. 15o. , Poultry 18 14c; dressed, 14 15c; spring, $5. Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00; choice Eastern Washington timothy, $18.00 19.00 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 Milbtuffs Braa.rtr'- .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 ton. , Hay Timothy, $9 10; clover, $7 7.60; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton. ' Butter Fancy creamery, 40 45c; seconds,. 45c; dairy, 8037c; tore, 2582)c. : 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 pound. ' Butter Fancy creamery 17c; do seconds, 1616Kc; fancy dairy, 16c; do seconds, 1315o per pound. Eggs Store, 14c; fancy ranch. 16Ko. 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 pound.