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ComiirehrnilTO 11tIh of tlia lmnort
tnt Ilnpprnlngi of ti. rt Wk
Culled From the Telegraph. Column.
Dr. Lcyds is 1o1iik Honlzod In Berlin.
Pronto of China nro said to tako .
- ' Imperial changes with great cquanl-
COTTAGE GROVE OREGON 'uiity.
i . . William Jennings Bryan will accept
tho Populist uoniluatlou for Uio presidency.
Tho fall of Ladysmith garrison la
j nnif n-rn.-rtrd IIS A rCSlllt of Butler's
Lord Fahucofoto will rotlro nit am
bassador of Great Britain to tho United
States, April 1.
Tho Interstate commerco commission
has rued tho Northern I'acitlo to on
forco disregarded laws.
Penntori aro paid to want no chanjjo
in tho maimer oi their election. Tho
houso favors popular vote.
Dundonald's forces, for whom fears
were, entertained, aro safe on tho south
hank of tho Tngela rivor.
Five hnslness men of Walla Walla
wero victimized by n smooth foigcr,
who cashed bogus chocks.
Tho Prince Regent of Bavaria has
conferred tho On'wr of St. Michaels,
Grst-class, on Dr. Nanscu, tho explorer.
In Cincinnati, Charles ItarlmfT, a
tanner, killed his wife, his son aud his
daughter and then tried to ret tho
houso on fire.
Buller's Foroos Hnvo
DOERS DID NOT PRESS THEM
Recent Dawson flro destroyed prop
erty worth $400,000.
ltubonio plaguo has brokon out at Ro
lario, South America.
A raco riot occurred at Coalberg,
Ala. Ono negro was killed.
In a long articlo iu a Paris riapoi
Emilo Zola defends his father's honor
Tho Alaska mail service will bo ex
tended to Capo York tho cominj
The National prohibition conventior
has been called to meet at Chicago,
Tho census of l"uerto Rico just com
pleted shows a total of 957,000 innhab
itants on tho island.
Nelson and Rossland havo estab
lished smallpox quarantine againsr
Northern Washington and Idaho. i
It is said tho pro-Boer meeting at !
Washington was conducted almost !
wholly by anti-expansion and anti-administration
Nearly all the business buildings and
many frame dwellings at tho mining
towns of Ward and Lafayette, Colo
rado, wero destroyed by fire.
William Kirk, first mate of the
American ship Clarence S. Bcment,
was murderously assaulted in his cabin
while his vessel was at anchor in Port
land, Or., harbor.
llrllUh I.o.t Hrntllr-lliillrr TltlnUi
TrHliavnitlon llnrr llren ThiirIiI In
lleaneet KiikIIsIi righting tftiutlllr
London, Jan. 110. General Ruller
says General Warren's troops have ro-
treated south of tho Tugela river. Tho,
lhxtro say tlio British lost 1,600 killed,
Wednesday. It is believed hero this"
Include tho wounded. The Hours also
claim that 160 of tho English troops
turreudered at Spionkop.
llrlll.li I.rft 1800 llrnil.
Itoer Head Laager, Ijidysmlth, Jan.
30. The Ilritish dead left on tho battle
Hold yesterday numbered 1 .500.
ACCOUNT OF THE MOVEMENT.
I Itiallrr'a Onirlnl I)linlcli lo llin Wnt
I London, Jan. 110. Genoral Ilullor'ri
I dispatch to tho war ofllco states that
Spionkop was abandoned on account of
A funeral train, arranged by the laok of water, inability to bring nrtll
Southern Pacific, will convey tho re- lory thoro and tho heavy lloer flro.
mains of General Law ton and Major General lluller gives no list of causal
Logan to tho East. 1 ties. His whole forco withdrew south
James II. Ilritton, ox-mayor of pt. of tho Tugula rivor. with tho evident
Louis, and for many years ono of tho mtontion of reaching Ladysmith oy
leading bankers of tho West, died at
Ardley, N. Y., aged 83.
London papers scathingly critieizo
the language of Butler's report, and
accounts of bnttlo from Doer sources
aro accepted as correct.
Church property in tho Philippines
has been turned over to tho United
Catholics claim it.
by Spain, but tho
Chairman Lacey, of the house com
mittee on public lands, said that It
will be impossible to pass general land
laws for Alaska at this session, owing
to opposition in tho senate.
The North China Daily Nows pub
lishes an edict, signed by Emperor
Kwang Su, appointing as emperor in !
bis place Put Sing, the nine-year-old '
son of Prince Tuano. The new emperor
will ascend the throne January 31.
The senate committee will report
favorably on Senator Foster's Alaska
lighthouse bill, making an appropria-1
tion of 300,000, to include a light-,
houee at Unamak pass, Foster agreeing ,
to a reduction iu the appropriation
Commander Richard Wainwright,
who was in command of the Gloucester
at the battle of Santiago, was presented
a sword of honor and a silver servico
by a committee representing the citi
zens of tho District of Columbia in
Columbia theater, Washington.
General Otis reports to the war de
partment that the Western coast of the
island of Panay is now open for trade,
and that the coast of Laguna do Bay
and neighboring sections of the country
will also be opened to unrestricted
traffic by tho end of the week.
A majority of the senators is against
the seating of Quay.
Millions in war munitions were im
ported through Delagoa bay by the
A Boer patrol, mistaking signals,
was badly cut up by a hot fire from a
The headquarters of Generals White
and Hunter was smashed by a shot
from a "Long Tom."
Despite reports to the contrary, Web
iter Davis is to be retained as assistant
secretary of the interior.
The steamer Townsend, plying be
tween Seattle and Alaskan Taints, is a
total loss near Maine's Mission.
Montagu White will be received as
the consular and diplomatic represent
ative of the South African republic.
Secretary Root has issued an order
appointing a complete new board of
ordnance, with the exception of Gen
Governor Gage will call an extra ses
sion of the California legislature. A
United States senator will probably
Captain I. Friedman, who died in
San Francisco recently, left three-quarters
of his fortune, amounting to $750,
000, to charity.
Tho now ships now being built for
the Oceanio Steamship Company will
be without peers in the Pacific, and
will greatly improve the service.
Matt Hilstrom, who killed Luke
Mooers, tho Clatsop county logger,
was adjudged insane. The evidence
showed tho Insanity to be hereditary.
The overdue City of Seattle, has been
reported from Juneau, where sho was
towed by the Cottage City. The
Seattle's delay was caused by the
breaking of her propeller.
The transport Pennsylvania, which
calls from San Francisco, will carry
funds for paying off the United States
troops now in the Philippines. About
$1,250,000 will be taken.
Captain C. H. Stockton, president
of tho naval war college, says: "Com
mand of the sea on our North Pacific
coast and tho waters of tho western
basin of tho North Pacific should bo In
our hands In peace and war time.
This can only bo effected by readiness
of a proper and sufficient naval forco
either on tho spot, or to bo furnished
from tho Atlantic through au un
tramolled canal. In addition to this,
and ready for combining, should be tho
available forces normally attached to
the Philippines aud the waters about
China, Japan aud Covca. In other
words, the Paciflo ocean, from Samoa
northward, should be within our
The plight of Kimberley is urgent.
The k-iiser's birthday was celobrated
In tho usual way throughout Germany.
Buller's army has jetratcd to tho
south of tho Tugela, with heavy losses.
I Revolution in Venezuela, under tho
. , .
Jjq leatiersiiip oi iiemanaez, is spreading.
Fire in Minneapolis destroyed a four
itory brick building, causing a loss of
if 120, 000.
It was reported on good Transvaal
authority that Mafeking was relieved
Dn January 23.
Edgar Oswalt, a 0-year-old lwy of
Astoria, was run over by a street car
and fatally Injured.
Tho Bank of Dcerfiold, Deerfield,
Wis., was robbed of nbout .$17,000.
Tho vault was blown open by dynamlto
Fire destroyed the works of tho Eleo'
trie Improvement Company at San
Jose, Cal., entailing a loss of $100,000.
Samuel Gompers, in a conference
with President McKinley, advocated
an eight-hour law for all government
It is said that Lord Roberts favored
leaving Ladysmith to its fate and
marching on Bloemfonteln, capital of
Orange ireo State.
The surgeon-general of the marine
hospital service has shipped to Hono
lulu 1,000 doses of halffkine prophylac
tic, a plague scrum.
Phil Armour Jr., son of tho Chicago
milllonaiie, died suddenly near Santa
Barbara, Cal. Death was due to con
gestion of the lungs.
Dr. Leyds, diplomatio agent of the
Transvaal, says tho Boors do not need
to apply for mediation, as everything
was going splendidly.
Threo masked men entered the fac
tory of Dr. Peter Fahrney & Son, at
Chicago, blew open tho safe and escaped
witn $1,700 in currency.
The senate committee on Puerto
Rico, has decided that the island shall
do Known as Porto Rico, and not
Puerto Rico, as fixed by a recent execn
The weather In the vicinity of Mel-
bourne, Australia, has broken all re
cords for heat recently. On New
Year's day five deaths oocurred from
prostration. Tho thermometer stood at
114 in the shade, and 150 in tho sun.
Cowboys and minora in Southern
Arizona and New Moxico, havo organ
ized and aro preparing to invado tho
Btato of Sonora, Mexico, to avoDgo the
murder of tho six American pros
pectors by Mexican soldiers under Gen-
eral Torres. They will fight against
tho Mexican troops for tho indenend.
I ence of Sonora and the Yaaul nation.
I Following is the text of Genoral Bul
ler's dispatch, dated Spcanuau's Camp,
Saturday Jan. 27:
"'On January 20 Warron drovo back
tho enemy and obtained possession of
tho southern crests of tho high tablo
land extending from the lino of Acton
Homes and Hongorspoort to tho west
em Ladysmith hills. From thon to
January 35 ho remained in closo con
tact with tho enemy.
liner Held Strong I'ntltlnn.
"The enemy hold a strong position
on a rango of small kopjes stretching
from northwest to toutheast across tho
plateau from Acton Homes, through
Spionkop, to tho luft bank of the Tugela.
, Tho actual position held was perfectly
teuablo, but did not lend Itself to an
advance, as tho southern slopes were so
steep that Warren could not got an
efloctivo artlllory position, and water
I supplies wero a dilllculty.
"On January 23 I assented to his
attacking Spionkop, a large hill, indeed,
a mountain which was evidently tho
koy to the position, but was far more
accessible from the north than from tho.
south. On tho night of January 23
ho attacked Spionkop, hut found it very
difficult to hold, as its perimeter was
to large, and water, which hu had been
led to beliovo oxisted, In this extraor
dinary dry season wus found very
"Tho crest was hold nil that day
against severe attacks, and a heavy
shell lire. Our men fought with great
"General Woodgate, who was in
command of tho summit, having boon
wounded, the ollicer who succeeded
him decided on tho night of January
24 to abandon the position, and did so
before dawn January 25.
"I reached Warren's camp at 5 A.
M. on January 25, aud decided that a
second attack upon Spionkop was use
less, Mid that tho enemy's right was
too strong to allow mo to forco it.
RODERTS' NEXT MOVE.
HrilUh Army will Now Adinr
Thrniigli tl !'" HlKlf.
London, Jan. Ill.-IHslory mm for
n time In South Africa. It I "o of
thoso unsatisfactory aiise that nro
nearly us trying to British nerves as it
sequeneo of reveries, and apparently It
will terminate only when Um Roberts
gives the word for the forward move
inent Into the Free State, which,
cording to the most cheerful view, ho
will bo unable to do for n fortnight.
Whether ho will permit General Ihillur
to mako another attempt to relievo
Ladysmith in quite outside tho know
lodge oven of those closely connected
with the war otlleo. With the tuxms
,n tho Sonato
THE VICE-CONSUL'S CRITIC,,,
THInum Hiink nil tli I t i 1 1 (l ,, ft
linn, ,iirirliig tin. ,t
Ilpnrlilgn-lii Urn lluii.r,
Washington, Jan. Ml - mBiMi)
2rf, ng enough to try two largo '
' Jo l .g tho force under Generals "o HrltL h vle.,ron,l at N,. 0,1(
MotC rFn iwIi "'.lucre. '" ' " '' " h
mldlng .o them tho arriving troops. v,c,;;,"' "?" '? '""'I'
Lord lloU-rts would Have 70.000 for t ho ?'"" "' . " ".mi" ... ' 01
invasion of the Free State, with 40.000
to 60,000 guanllim communications,
and 40,000 trying to roseuo UdyHiulth.
Tho publlii burns with Imputleneo
that something should bo thine, but
there is nothing to do but wait on the
preparations. Oceans of Ink aro puutixl
out In advice. Orators are at work in
tho provinces, telling the jH-ople that
England hat set her teeth In grim tie-
termination to feu it through.
Tho government' deelaratlon in
parliament, tho counter-declarations ol
those outsldo the government ami ino
consequent dlnoimsimi in the prof and
on thu platform will Immediately en
thrall tho public interest.
Tho thing ou which everylKHly seoiiu
agreed is that more men must go.
Twenty thounand two hundred and
twenty-two men aud Km gnus aro at
sea. Eleven thousand lniniiiry anil
0.000 cavalry, Including 5,000 yeomen,
aro practically ready to embark.
Therefore, tho government, without
doing more, can place at tho disposal
of Lord Roberts 40,000 additional men
' and 155 guns. The further pur)seit of
tho war otllclals are supK)K'd to em
brace somewhat Iu tho neighborhood of
50,000 men. An tho indication is that
candidates will be rather scarce, the
war olllco will lnuo order for those
reservists who wero found unfit at tho
previous mobilization examination to
rctwrt for further examination. Appli
cants for cavalry servico are still freely
offering as jcomanry.
(ieueral Buller's oK-nition 1ms cost
012 men so far olllclally rejorted with
in 10 days. Applying to tho 200
Spionkop casualties resirted today tho
rule of projiortlon, the lo of ollicer
indicate 500 casualties yet to come.
The total casualtioHof tho war, compiled
from official reports, aro U,52.'l nearly
a division. Of theno 2,480 were killed',
4,bll wounded, autl thu rout aro
Thu nggregate British homo troop In
South Africa number 11(1,000, thu
Nataliun 7,158, ami Oil) Colonial
The war olllco announces that no
further news has been received from
South Africa, except a rtqiort from
Lord Roberts that tho situation is
MONEY FOR THE BOERS.
Dnolilril to Withdraw.
' Accordingly, I decided to withdraw
tho forco to tho south of the Tngela.
At 0 A. M. we commenced withdraw
ing tho men, and by 8 A. M Januury
27, Warren's forco was concentrated
south of tho Tugela without tho loss of
a man or a pound of stores.
"Tho fact that the forco should with
draw from actual touch in somo cases
tho linos wero less than 1,000 yards
apart with tho enomy In tho manuor
It did, is, I think, sufficient evidence of
tho morale of tho troops, and that we
wore permitted to withdraw our cum
brons ox and mule transports across tho
river, 85 yards broad, with 20-foot
banks and a very swift current, unmo
lested, is, I think, proof that tho enemy
has been taught to respect our soldiers'
I'lngue In Now Culmlunln.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 20. From
Noumea, New Caledonia, the steam
ship Mlowera brings alarming reports
of tho ravages of tho plague, which has
been prevalent thoro sinco early in Do
comber. There wero 10 deaths durinir
tne nrst iu days lollowlng. tho ont
break. Tho plaguo is attributed to tho
nltny quarters of tho Japanese. Tonki
neso and Kanakas. All tho Kanakas
have been isolated on an island ndja
cent to tho town. Up to December 23
there had been no deaths amontr tho
whites, eight of whom had been In
foctod, but nino Kanakas, two Jananoso
auu nvo louKineso had died of tho dis
ease. Much alarm Is folt by tho rosl
douts and business Is nt a standstill.
Tho natlvos beliovo tho plaguo Is a visi
tation of providence, and that it is
wrong to take means to check it.
At Pomeroy last week 81 horsos
duly inspoctod, and purchased by tho
government. Aliout us many wero re
Ailinlnlntrntldii Will llrfn.r In I'lirtruril
It n Neutrality OroiimU.
New York, Jan. 31. A stiecial to
tho World from Washington says: Tho
fear of offending Great Britain am
provoking a protest would cause tho
administration to decline to comnly
witn tno request oi Ur. I'reotorlus, o
St. Louis, who, it is said, has for
warded to Secretary Hay money and
letters expressing sympathy with the
Boers, which ho asks to ho sent to
Piesldent Krugor through tho Amori
can consul at Pretoria. It is indicated
that tho stato department will take tho
ground that it would bo a violation n
tho neutrality laws for this government
to give financial aid to a belligerent.
It is pointed out that this request
difTors from tho request made by tho
American consul nt Pretoria in behalf
of Groat Britain to bo permitted to for
ward inouoy to bo used by tho British
sick and wounded in tho pnrchaso ol
delicacies, in that the latter request is
made by ono liellierent of another,
nslng a neutral as means of communl
Grout Ilrituln. .Mason aitat-k.- ,
only the consul, lint the i-lioii
lirnaiii in luvying war ujkiu aiitn!,,,
Hoar thought tho coiinit'ii lliri,
remarks, so serums nun it . m-iit to
Investigated by the governim-m, ,e
thu sumo time he deprecated mivnt
upon Great Britain, with tin. lK,,li(
which tno American eopie ougiit
only live in pence, but un 1mii;
devoted friends. 1nlgti slmrnlr
raiiu't'd thu Ilritish rnmml d-r in,,),,
mice against a united Mntm m-iu
nud lielluvixi it ought not to to lii
Tillman delivered a hm-etui
quite charaeterUtlo ee'li un
Philippine question, In wht. h lit-nu
tallied that this government .u tit
extend to the Filipino the right
govern momiH'ive, tno i tnt.-d su.
guarding them agulunt the ari
of other nations.
Itrrrltril n lllcrk V.r.
Tho bill for thu reorganliuuitioit
Improvement of the Heather imtti
which include prmUlon for pemiowJ
disabled and aged employes of t h
vice, received a black eye In the
The bill wa bitterly fought tir
opsiuent of civil M'iilson itilU cot
count ol the life tenure prmuitiM
contained, and It was rldetnukeil rl
test vote of 57 to 53. Although
milker ruled thai it remained on
lulled Imslniss when the houso
again iu committee ot the whnltv til
spmnent of tho inenmiru Mime n
action of thu day killed It.
I lie early portion ol tho day waid
vol ix I to a lively scrimmage oer
Sulzer resolution to investigate
tary Gago, which the committee
rule recommended should In seat i
the ways and mean committee, ait
latter committee ha the rcupoti
thu secretary Iu it hismsIou.
wa no opposition to thu prop
action, but Richardson, of Temi-
nnd Sulzer. of New iork, used It
renewing their attack utxiii the
tary. Gage ua defended by I In
klus, of Illinois, Hill, of Conuccn
and Dalzell, of Pennsylvania.
A bill to require pilot and odkvnJ
steam vessels to make oath to their il
plications for liccnso whs passed.
STEEL MILL WRECKED.
Itoblirr fliinff Itiui Down,
Uhoyenne, Wyo., Jan. 31. A roport
has reached this city that a posse of
Union Pacific dotoctlves, headed by
torn norn, nan run down two of tho
Union Pacific train robbers in tho Holo
in tho Wall, aud after a dospcrato fight,
Killed hoth ol thorn. Ono of tho pur
suing party was shot, but it is thought
not seriously. It Is known that the
robbers separated in two gangs after
leaving tho railroad, and tho mon ro
. i int. i, .
jiunuu Kiiieu wore tnoso who wero
trallod through tho mountains so close
ly and afterwards oscapod.
It iB supposed they roturued to ths
Holo in tho Wall when thoy thought
tho pursuit was over, and thodotoctivos
havo boon watching tho rendezvous ovor
since, until thoy got thoir men.
Denial It J- Kzetlt.
Oakland, Cal., Jan. 81. Carlos
Ezota, ox-prosidont of San Salvador,
has roturnod to his homo horo after a
trip of four months' duration to Mnr.
ico. It was roimrtod nt tho timo of his
doparturo that ho proposed to regain his i
lost powor if possiblo, but ho denies
Kiiloilon or a llxltrrr of I'our l.aiH
Pittsburg, Jan. 31. Tho steel
partmeut of Phillips, Nimick & Co
mill on Vet Carson street was cot
pioteiy wrecked and a dozen men wm
Injured by the explosion of a battery d
four largo tailor today. The shock a
the bursting holler was heard throuzK
out the lower end of tho city and ttf
eral thousand ieop!u wore attracted U
the sceno of thu accident. Tho lo I
tho plant will bo enormous. Five e
tho injured men wero inutility
almost beyond recognition, and one o
more deaths may result. A resculo
party is searching the wreckage, whir
It is supped contain other of tho wort
mon. Following is the list of thu iiioi
Simon Holland, fireman, tiled at til
Homoopnthlc hospital; Daniel KooiiaJ
badly cut aud scalded; Constatitia
Gallagher, badly cut; Jeremiah Collluj
W. T. Cook, Peter Bynos.
ino oxpiosion was one of the uiofl
terrific that over occurred in a Pitui
burg mill. Tho roof of tho boiloi rooJ
was complotuly lifted from tho buiWl
Ing, and tho (lying iron and steel fell
in all directions.
The mon wero crushed to tho emtio!
on tho spot whoro they wero attondlnjl
to tho rolls, and those beside tho boill
era wero scalded by tho escaplnfl
Wily (iovtiriior' Trlrk
San Diogo, Cal., Jan. 80. Frosl
dispatches brought by tho HambufJ
steamer Volumnla, it npnoars that tKl
i . . ... . . . m
arrival oi tno vossoi nt Tumaco, Uoiou
bia, whoro sho touched on tho way nr
had tho offoot of saving tho plnco froa
enpturo by Colombian robols. T
lattor had domnndod tho surrender oi
tho town, and tho uovernor was at bi
wits' ond. Just then tho VolumnUI
was sighted. Tho wily Kovornor tm
his ohanco to mako a bluff. So ho net!
a defiant mossago to tho revolutlonIii
and told them that tho steamor off portl
was bringing 600 government trooni-
Tho trick succoodod, and tho robei'l
abandoned thoir nurnoso to cttptunj
that- such was his Intention.