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COTTAGE GROVE OREGON
I MR OF THE WEEK
3omprehpplvo Itevlew of tho Import
nut llnppeulnc of tho Fnit Week
Railed From tit Tolocniph Column.
Tho provinoo of Cayan, Luzon, hnB
surrendered to Captain McCalla.
Commander Tilloy may bo given
charge of our possessions in Samoa.
Americana havo dostroyed Aguin
aldo's body guard and tho rebel chio:
has fled in disguise.
MacArthur has captured Mabini,' one
of the ablest of insurgents, and founder
of their government.
Prominont officials will go to "Wash
ington to lobby for tho admission of
Now Mexico to statehood.
Owing to tho British revorses in
South Africa it is said Russia and
Franco are getting restless.
Tho army and navy are each urging
different routoa for tho Pacific cablo.
Private companies are also after it.
Alaska is after better government.
Her special envoy is in Washington to
present a petition for favors desired.
Ladyamith relief force's advance
column has reached a position within
threo miles of Colenso without opposi
tion. General Methuen attacked 12,000
Boers on the Modder river, but found
their position too strong for him. He
reports great losses.
Major-General Andrew G. Wauchope
was killed in action at Modder river.
Ho was a veteran of the Ashanteo and
A recent decision of the customs de
partment in regard to the shipment of
goods in bond works a great injury to
Pacific coast interests.
Germany has inquired as to our in
tentions regarding tho Danish Wesi
Indies. It is believed Germany would
like to havo them, but this would not
suit Uncle Sam.
Two Americans were killed, appar
ently without provocation, in San
Pedro, Spanish Honduras. Tho kill
ing, as reported, was of a particularly
Major-General Edward Ferrero ir
dead at New York. In 1861 ho raised
tho "Shepard Rifles," of which he was
made colonel. He took the first forti
fied redoubt captured in the war.
Another gigantic corporation is now
organizing to oppose the sugar trust in
the islands. A former member of the
sugar trust is believed to be one of the
i .1 : : : a- rru. .. :n 1
3,000,000 and may bo known as tho
Washington dispatch to the Clevo-
Tjflnrtnr ruth tlmf. "MnTCnlfiv find
ling Republicans favor their nomi-
ltion bv acclamation. Tuesday. Juno
suggested as tho most likoly date
lti-British meeting -was linli
ive stores were
It ia said that South Africa has
ways been a graveyard for the Br
Tho British bark Indian Em
water's edge near Lima, Peru.
Our iron oro supply is short,
tako 200 vessels to handle the
of iron engaged for importation
Two prominent Portland physician?
havo been sued by a lady who claims
ncgligenco in diagnosing her case.
A report comes from Astoria, Or.,
that tho packers' combine will oporato
only three of its canneries next season.
Britishers acknowledge that they
iose ovor 7uu mon at Stormberg, and
Boor roports apparently agreo with
thoso from British sources.
Nearly 2,000,000 bushels of wheat
aio stored in warehouses of Tacoma
and not a ship is loading, tho owners
TffaMi- - yjmmmtmor, poet and edi- ft
TM,iamQ th - MMmiSmmin Baltimore. I
ot tho wheat holding for better prices.
A company has been organized in
Eastern Oregon to build a railway
line from Hilgard to tho John Day
country. Tho O. R. & is said to
be in tho deal.
Jones of Washington has introducAd
In tho house a bill for a cablo to thn
I'iiuippmes, to cost not to exceed $8.-
(J00,000, and tho creation of a cablo
Otfs reports that 2,000 additional
Spanish prisoners have been 60cured in
Northern Luzon, making over 8,000
xoieasea wunm a month, seven hun
dred are now on route from Vigan, and
uouaijuna ym oo sent ior uie ro
The Now York stook oxchango was
thrown into a panic by tw o largo fail
ures. Tho houso passed tho currency bill
by a voto of 100 to 160. Elovcu Demo
crats voted for it.
Tho woathor bureau at Fort Canhy
has boon closed and tho work will hero
after bo douo at Astoria.
Tho verdict of tho jury In tho Mc
Daniol caso was manslaughter, with the
extreme ponalty recommended.
Howard Tnttlo, a former Portland,
Or., boy, denies that ho is tho man
who jurapod into tho bay near San
Malcolm Glenn, a newspaper man
known all ovor thro north const region,
attempted to cut his throat with a razor
at Ontario, Or.
Yamhilll county hopgrowors hao
docidod to go into tho pool and havo
sent dolegates to tho Oregon Hopgrow
Tho La Mairo Optical Company, of
Franco, with a capital of $1,000,000,
will establish branch factorios in Illi
nois and Connecticut.
Tho exocutivo committoo of tho
Brotherhood of Locomotivo Engineers
havo decided to build a $300,000 build
ing in Cleveland, O.
A South Pacific naval station will
bo established as soon as conditions in
tho Philippines admit of tho with
drawal of somo of tho ships there.
Tho German navy may bo used in
conjunction with thoso of Franco and
Russia to exert pressure to prevent re
inforcements reaching South Africa.
Tho prosident of tho Brown univers
ity asserts that if England whips tho
Boers it will bring on a war of nations
in which tho United States must par
ticipate. In the steer-tying contest at Denver,
Col., Ed. Harrell dofeatcd "Doc."
Goodin, tying hve steers in 5 minutes
29 seconds. Goodin claimed tho
It is probable that tho distressed
bark reported ashore near Point Bonilla
on November 18, is tho long-missing
Colusa, which sailed from Honolulu on
October 9 for Esquimault.
The Boer republics havo not yec usod
a third of the military resources at
their command. They havo been quiot
ly preparing for years. Forts of tho
Transvaal are now impregnable.
Lieutenant Thomas M. Brumby, flag
lieutenant to Admiral Dewey during
tho Manila campaign, who has been
ill with typhoid fever for several weeks,
died at Garfield hospital, Washington,
General Methuen is preparing for
The German press and people aro
jubilant over Buller's defeat.
Major-General Wood anticipates hav
ing a pleasnt time in Havana.
Agitators are alarming tho peaceable
natives of the island of Negros.
Threo Mexicans were killed as a
suit of agght near Floroiice, Ariz
tie iioers captured it' great a
IBritieh supplies and ammunition at
Tho Forty-oighth United States in'
fantry has been released from quaron
tino at Angel island.
liuller's casualties in tho battlo at
Tugola river, in killed, wounded and
missing, number 1,100.
Tho American Federation of Labo
has registered an emphatic disapproval
oi government subsidies.
Tho Stanford University football team
will play tho Multnomah club on Now
Year's day at Portland.
Baron Roberts ban been appointed to
suporseuo General Buller in command
of tho South African forces.
I' our porsons wero burned to death
In Alliance Ky., as a result of a, child
tnrowing somo powder in a flro.
'Iho Ancient Order of Hibernians
will donate $1,000,000 to aid tho Boors
in their fight aguinst the English.
Tho Spanish government has formal
ly recognized General Castro as presi
dent of tho ropublio of Venezuela.
A farewell banquet at Carloton.
i-ngland, In aid of tho fund of tho
1 mZtfm Boers captured fgKfaTqWffllly
American hospital-shin Maino. realized
Firo completely destroyed tho sohool
annex buildiug of St. Michaels orphan
asylum, of Pittsburg Pa., with a loss
A Cleveland, Akron & Columbus pas
senger train collided with a switch
engine near Cleveland, killing tho en
gineer, firoman and conductor.
Dutoh of Capo Cclony
SAVACE5 ALSO DICCATI3FIED
Duron IlobortR Una Boon Appointed to
Suporaodo llullor In Oenerul Com
mand of South African Wor.
Storkstrom, Doc. 19. As a rosult of
tho British revorsos, tho wholo country
northward is in robolliou. Tho natives
there, as well as thoso in BaButolnnd,
aro said to bo much disturbed and los
ing heart icspocting tho strength of tho
Capo Town, Doc. 19. Secret moot
Ings of Boor sympathizer continuo to bo
hold in various parts of Capo Colony,
and tho attitudo of tho Dutch farmer
London, Doc. 19. Shortly boforo
midnight tho following notice was pobt
ed at tho war office:
"As tho campaign in Natal, in tho
opinion of her majesty's govornment,
ia likoly to rcquiro tho prosonco and
undivided attention of General SirRod
vors Buller, it has been decided to send
Baron Roborts, of Kandahar and
Watorford, as commander-iu-chiof in
South Africa, with Lord Kitchcnor aa
chief of staff."
FIVE KILLED IN A WRECK.
Crow of Freight Trnln on
Lowiston, Idaho, Dec. 19. Pilod up
nt tho bottom of Kendrick hill on tho
Northern Pacific branch aro two en
gines and 19 cars loaded with steel.
In houses near by aro tho dead bodies
of Engineers Arthur E. Bain and John
A. Ogden, Fireman Earl Bradshaw and
Brakoman A. Budgo, uf Spokane, and
John Peterman, also of Spokane, fat
Tho train was an oxtra with a load
of steel for tho Northern Pacific exton
Bion. Tho rails woro covered with ico
and snow, and in descending the long
erado leading into Kendrick tho train
got out of control of tho trainmen and
dashed madly down tho stoop grade,
about 7 o'clock this evening. A milo
and a half east of Kendrick four cars
were ditched, and tho track was torn
up for a quarter of a milo. When tho
rest of the flying train struck tho yards
tho engines and all tho cars were
ditched and completoly wrecked, and
tho track there torn up for 200 yards
Wrecking trains havo been sont from
Spokane and Lewiston.
Tho Kendriik grade is ono of tho
steopest in the Northwest. Control of
tho train was lost at tho head of tho
grade and then tho enginoa started on
their mad five-milo run in the dark
Nono of the fated crew havo lived to
tZA tho story of their awful eensat.ons
yfSilo being swept on to death.
Fifty Hones Ilurnnd.
Nsw York, Deo. 19. Firo strated at
12:40 o'clock this morning in a big
Ihctory building, at 055-057 First ave
uo, occupied by several manufacttfr
ig and other businesses. Tho flames
road with marked rapidity, and with
a fow minutes there was a terrific
anic in tho surrounding tonements, and
ho avenue was soon almost blocked
,vith half-naked poor people who had
umbled out of tho building with wild
ries of fright. Sheets of flames burst
rom tho windows and showers of
sparks fell upon the gathering crowds
and terrified tenement dwollers. The
basement was occupied us a livery
stable and 50 horses wero burned to
death, Tho flro was confined to the
ono building with a loss of about $75,
Amnrlcnim Want to Flirht.
Ottawa, Ont., Doo. 10. -Dr. Bordon,
mimsier oi militia, nas recovieu an
offer from tho prosident of a manufac
turing concern In tho United States,
who was at ono timo a membor of tho
Grando Trunk rifle brigade, In Canada,
oirering to raiso a regiment of Cana-
umua iu wiu uuueu mates in snan u
way as not to violato tho neutrality
laws. Another offer comes from Idaho
to raiso 500 men. Besidos these thore
aro individual offors from all ovoi
Itull Kitten to Go Up.
Chicago, Doo. 19. Tho Chronrclo
says: "Ono of tho most radical and
genera advancos over mado in freight
rates win go into effect on all tho rail.
roads east and west of Chicago January
inousands oi orticles of every do.
scription will bo affected, and tho in-
crease will average 35 and 40 por cent,
mo jump on many oiassos reaching 50
por oont. Tho contemplated action has
aroused tho shipping interests of the
Three Children Burned to a CrUp.
Nioholasvllle, Ky., Doo. 10. Three
childron of Mr. and Mrs. Samuol Rovn-
olds, ogod 0, Sand 1, respootivoly, wore
ournoa to a crisp today in thoir homo.
in which thoy had been locked whilo
their parents wont visiting. Tho Reyn
olds returned in timo to soo tho house
collapso and tho victims vainly fluht-
ing to oscapo.
AFFAIRS IN PUERTO RICO.
lSlnutloiiH Htnwly rniRrrMliiB Milch
Interest In Oonitrii.
San Juan, Puerto Hieo, Doo. 20.
Tho elections in Puerto Rico aro pro
LTOssiui: slowly. Tho Republicans ear
riod Ponco on December 11 by about
According to thocensusof 1807 thoro
aro ovor 45.000 uoonlo in tho Ponco
district, but of that number only 47-100
aro eligible to voto, tho right of Miffrago
being limited to taxpayers and proles
sional mon, about 4,440 of that nnm
ber Eoinn to tho polls. Tho Ropubli
cans Bay that Ban Juan will give thorn
n tremendous niniortv. and that tllO
election throughout tho island will ro
milt in an overwhelming fodoral dofoat
The oloctious will lunt for at least two
months moro, thoro being still ovor CO
towna to voto.
Tho nconlo aro looking forward anx
iously to tho action of congress on tho
question of civil govornment. Many
oxpect that Puerto Hico will bo im
inediatoly given a system of solf-gov
ernment for tho island, while othorrt
tako a moro conservative vlow of tho
subjoct. Tho Boletin Morcantil, com
moutiue on the subject' says:
"Tho form of civil govornment for
Puorto Rico will undoubtedly bo tho
ono rocommendod by Prosident MoKin
loy in his annual message to congress
With tho expectation of tho highest
ofllco, tho appointee for which placo
is not known yet, tho appointments
will bo distributed among tho most
capablo Puotto Ricansand Americans."
YAQUIS ARE ACTIVE.
Moving: Hundu Ciipturo Hnpl'lli' flout
for Mcxlrnn Soldier.
Austin, Tox., Doo. 20. A spocial
from Ortiz, stato of Sonora, Moxico,
states that the Mexican authorities aro
contemplating fending moro troopa into
the Yaqui Indian country at once, as
it is thought that tho present forco will
not bo ablo to copo with tho situation.
General Torres now has somo C.000
men, but it will tako at least that many
moro, or possibly twico that number,
owing to tho geographical conditions
surrounding tho uprising, which pre
vents successful military movomoutH.
Tho Indians aro so scattered that un
less eomo troops aro Font to tho front to
engage tho small roving bauds, they
will continue to deprodato tho country
and harass tho soldiers under General
Torres until thoy wear thorn out. Thoro
nro now about 1,500 Indians engaging
tho attention of tho soldiers, whilo the
remainder of tho 5,000 braves who aro
on tho war path havo scattered into
small, roving bands, for tho purine of
pilfering. Theeo roving bands of In
diaus aro capturing supply trains sent
out to tho Mexican forces in the field
They havo of late captured sovera
trains containing provisions unci urn
STEAMER STRATTON LOST.
Yukon Hunt Overturned In Ico nnri
Dawfcon City, N. W. T., Oct. 20.
The rteamer W. S. Stratton left White
Horse rapids October 18 with 40 pas
sengers, nine ot whom wero women,
and all tho mail that had been accu
mulating thoro since tho mail boats
quit running about two weeks. All
went fairly until tho 24th, when the
mouth of Sclwyn creek, 120 miles
abovo here, was reached. Thoro heavy
floating ico was encountered, and, sur
rounded by it, tht boat floated with
tho current. All would havo boon
well had it not leeii in a narrow gorgo
tho ico below jammed. Whon tlio
bout struck that it stopped, but tho ico
abovo did not. On it came, with tcrri
lie force, and in ft short timo tho press
ure was rO strong that tho steamer was
first turned on her side and then com
pletely bottom up, in which position
sho wink in 13 feet of water. Tho ac
cident occurred about 8 o'clock P. M.
und with tho first announcement of
danger, passengers and crow hurried
to tho deck. As tho steamer toppled
ovor, nor sides crushed to fragments
and the papsengors stopped to tho ico
and all safely reached shoro, about 350
feet away. In loss than flvo minutes
after tho steamer sunk tho ico covered
tho placed whero sho went down, and
not a vostigo was to bo scon. On tho
boat was a largo amount of froinht.
four tons oi express matter, ft great
amount of which was Christmas pres
ents, and 28 sacks of mail, about 50,
000 lotters. Since 'tho accident tho
weather has moderated, tho ico floated
away, and tho boat has boon located
by the police.
I'remiinui'ti Strike Hottlml.
St. Lous, Doo. 20. Tho disagree
ment between tho St. Louis nowspapor
publishers and tho striking pressmen
was settled today. A conforeuco was
hold resulting in certain technical
changes of tho arbitration agreement
to make it comply with tho interna
tional law, and somo modification of
terms. With theso changes mado by
unanimous consent, tho arbitration do-
olsion was accoptod und tho dispute
Man Who Unlit IIooiuo Tunnel.
Montroal, Deo. 10. Walter Shan-
loy, a woll-known civil onginoor, died
today, agod 80. Ho constructed tho
Hoosao mountain tunnol, and was gen
eral manager of tho Grand Trunk for
four years. Ho was associated with
tho development of tho St. Lawronco
The Voto of
the House Was
190 to 150.
ELEVEN DEMOCRATS FOR
The Menmiro Und the Hupport or :V
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Jtuiuliitloiu In lliu Huiittte.
Washington, Doo. 20. Tho currcnl
bill, which was debated all In h t vcq
was passed today by tho house by,
voto of 190 to ISO It had tho unit
support ot ovory ltopuniican in tS
houso, and of 11 Democrats Chutoj
DritigH, Htzgorald, Levy, Huppef
Scuddor, Underbill, and Wilson.
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jmow i one; .ucmoer, oi reinmy n nut
Denny, of Maryland, und Thayi r,
Massachusetts. All tho other 1'
cratfl voted against tho measure nr (
paired against it, except John Wolf
Smith, governor-elect from Marx luiil
Stallings, of Alabama, and (.i-imr
.losoiili wncoior, oi Aiaimina. stnl
ingH has not boon present in tin- lin
this session on account of illiio. an
ono of his colleagues announced t. ntjj
prcHoiu no wuuiii iinvu vuiuu in tin ni
gativo. General Whoolor isHomngi
When tho speaker Announced t le
arnt tho Repulbicaus cheered 1 -till
After tho voto tho upcakor ratln r nfl
oxpectedly announced tho committl
selections, and tho reading of the 9
was followed with intense cagerm-tH 1
tho members, whono opporturiitu-x 8
distinction depend so largely u
thoir committee assignments.
Tho only iuoldent in connect i ti wifi
tho reading of tho list was Baili- h ijj
terrogatory of tho speaker as to w heth
General Wheeler's namo hal Ue
placed upon tno comlmttce on wnj
and means. Speaker Ilensdcn . n
spondod in tho negative
Announcement of tho death f
lato Representative Bland, of Mis i
which occurred last summer, cau -1
What tho sonato may accompli', in
tho way of legislation for the 1 hill
pines during tho proncnt Hessimi
problematical, out that tlio iiuouo;
will bo thoroughly disensped is ind
catod by tho number of renolutioi
bearing upon it boiug produced 1
opposition to tho retention by tli
United HUtcs of tho Chilipplno island
two rcsloutionn wero introduced tela,
ono by Tillman, of South Carolina
and the other by Bacon, of (icnrgtin
Each resolution piirposoH to yield th
islands to a government to bo estab
lished by tho Filipinos thcmpclve
Morgmn, of Alabama, uddronmid tli
senate briefly upon tho necchslt.v n
legislation to control trusts, anil lini
his joint resolution again referred t
tho judiciary committoo.
SOUTH PACIFIC STATION
r.iitmt Irvelopinputi Mnkn It Kninlifl
Nw York, Doo. 20. A special tfl
the Herald from Washington says: W
view of tho number of Hag oliWri
available for sea duty, thoro is reiiNirtl
to boliovo that a South Pacific statioq
will bo established as soon a? condiS
tious in tho Philippines admit of the
withdrawal of some of tho ships now
under Rcar-Admiral Watson's com?
Tho Importance of a fleet on thfl
western coast of South Amorica lm
been thoroughly appreciated In nawil
circles, but because of tho limitcc!
numlHjr of ships and (lag officers it liu
not been poFsiblo to maintain a stanna
there, and for this roahon tho 1'urifia
was ilaccd under tho command of m$
o I cer. Tho oxtens on of Ainonouu
soverelKnty ovor Fomo of tho Sainoiu
islands and tho nrosuectivo osttiblishS
merit of n coaling station in tho OalaS
pagos group aro iudicatioiiH of thotioutl
Pacific in tho ovos of tho olliciais.
Ordern liavn been issued by tno
r . .
donartment directing that tho bnttioj
ship Massachusetts, as well as tlio inj
diana. bo nlacod in roservo at in
LeiiKiio island navy yard. Tlio Mnssa
chusotsis jiow undergoing ropairs an
Now Yoflcr It is proposod to keep ifl
largo crow on board each of these
unlH und tci rntuin thoir present colli'!
mandiug ofilcors. Thoy will Do Kopt iiu
fnnrUt on fnr immot illO SOU riiii "li
Tho men obtained from tho battlosliipj
ioIII 1n nsnil fnr snrvicil Oil board HIU
Koiirsariro and KontnckyJ
when thoy aro placed
early In tho now yoar.
To Aid fltrlkerd.
Tlafi-nli- Tln. 50. A return to
fnnnnr pvfltnm of assessing all member
of nnlniis afflliatod with tho Ainoricaui
?n,lnrnHnn nf Labor 1 COllt per WfUK n-t
nurnosGS ot aiding irun
nocossity was dooided upon by tho w-.
oiHitlnn nnnvnntlon this llftoniOOll. 1
,.,..1c finrried, roi
projHJHlliuii wan miii""'; .
I.. I mnrn vfltOS tlUUl
rules rcquiml, viz., two-thirds of thai
.1-1 x 4- Mtat of tho (wyM
was ocoupiod by ft discussion of trie i
ancos iu executive session. Tho ropo 1
of tho committoo on laws in mor I
j, i.... i ,ioiHnn momborsiiU'l
any members of tho Kn ghts of Lai orj
was concurroa w,
foned to tho nxooutivo council.