j CAPTURE BRITISH Uent3 Loses Flvo Compan- os of Infantry. OUNDED DY LARGE FORCE mum (Irhola Mnrxull, n Kreuolimnn Mulcili Army, Killnil In h l'lKIU vtllilull'a iondorli April '"ru nuiionn ro- Ut flVO CulllplllllOH Ul IIMtlSlI JBgimVO HOOil ciipiiiruu ny iioum ajlatiinnio. mo iuiiowhik ms mo OlHliU dlapntoli to tliu war oMico, uncing thn capture: mfontalii, April li. Anotlior Srtunato occurrence iiiih occurred, (oar, ill. tho cupturu ot a nfnntry, coiiMating of throe s ii... ii i i-t-.i. I ni.... IDflllliW 01 mo iMijiii insii runmnrn ittffoYcoinimiilDH o( tho Nlntli regl nirofliaountod Infantry, near Rod ijtfurgftn, llttlo eastward of tho Jloth Sjfeiljwny atutloit, within n few lretjCjlilH place. Tliny woro aur BWdlfe Ntrmiu forco of tliu one- within) ii r or II vo guna, Mat . i II .. iioBietiiciimoui iioiu out iroiu noon nrlirsinntll April I, nt 0 . M., uiul utarPHrcnlly aurroiulorod, for it la Tteultliat tno iiring ccnaon nt tints leMuntiiuillatnly aitur I hoard tho rraoorloK tliu uftornoou of April II, oTooredl Gutacro to procooil from Tn?f(filtolii, IiIm present liciiilqunrtorH, rtogCTburg with all hihh1Ii1o aix-ed, inAtoned tno Cameron iiigiuuiitiurs .ill.' . i . i . . i. iCOlwHIOtllitnio. nu arrived in lion sburTlii A. M., without opjm- but! could Kut no down of tho isjnttpolacliiiiont. There can ho no llttttliittt tho wholo party Iiiih been iMwlaonora. " riioiloitf coin in iiIoh nro probably a Ofjfilia foreo Ktiiirilltiw tho railroad BctEouie. Ill) union mmiUi of llloem- loJnSTlio Boora nro evidently opor Vnfeforcu ni'iir tho railroad, anil rpfliijffliw 1 lil 1 1 ty of tho Hiiuh being anWtodjfor a brlof porioil at any 'ASI "' lI1I,lir,,l llrltlah Foidiora ro5mlffl8tK)filtl(in to defend them- Torlm-urly lit bourn uiul woro nrfprcom. to Mirroinlcr, tno lighting rwjgts worn in forco yoatorday lnS.froill JllgOrsfOIltoill, HitUlltOll mllotT'njS from nioomfoiitoln. 'fhoy ffrfirffitowlth Ilrttiitli patiula. EO.HVIIInl.cil. Mareull Klllr.l. SluSoDAprll 0. Tho war olllco ro vorfiTho'J following dispatch from fTlailtobortH, (luted IUouinfontolu, pfothncn telegraphs from Unshod MbnuiKO Free Stuti', a llttlo north tfKlinborlcy, iih follow: jjplirrou tided General Vlllebols roalj'riuil n bodr of lloern today, anil fjjcouU not UNuapo. Vlllohoia ami cnjBooSjwt'ro killed, olyht woumlod lro ifflbonurH. " 3RK OF REVOLUTIONISTS. iian 'Kniil HIriiiiB Up by tli IIiuiiiIk In IViu. Jhlongolfpril 0. A nioeial to the ford froiolWiiHliiliK'toii KiiyM: lldward Itfrlod, WilkuHlmrro, I'n., Into ralnr'nge'nt of thin govornmont nt ixlllo, I'ortj, in n sworn ntiitoniout (ch ho has" filod with tho Ntato do mcnt, nssortu that in tho Hiimincr 108 at Hunmucho, 50 or (10 l'o jnnrovolntioDHlHtri drniigud him r5roMq4 to tho public nquaro, erotlHcdoiniilided that ho produco OO.wKlJtWi'oii 3,(H)0 nnd $4,000) TsiftrUjeiljvithlti 15 iiiiiiutoH or Hub i tolmstfaonioiit In what in termed ?crufi'o ffflying iitocka." lotlfrlod Bays ho proteHtod tliat ho ' unGlbito'jCoiniily with tho (lomaiid : wnalroiiiedliitely knocked down h a Jilow ' from a un and overow !1. liis.thnmbu woro tiod toKothor h tliongond bin hands twlHtod hack i hoiulSlIoiivy rllloN woro iuxortod 'yoon lljeiln vortcd olbowH mid IiIh tl'fiud irmTint iOMition ho wiir strung Ilii.uBhort tiuio tho iiOiiiztnt; it rendoro'd him iiifciiHlblo. Tho 1iniairat!on will deinaud roHtitutlon 'tgMAHw FRONTIER FIGHT. tleYlletneen Ulilnomi Itiililnra unit 'YSS1rl""'1 I'oll0" ;'anoouvor. 0., April O.Oiiontnl pri atafomt Chlneao oflloinl oiimity irdsfproTBnors Ih beiny Hpucially iotod ngalnBt llritlsh citizens in 'na', Eigntud, it Ih said, by Kun ,UfigoSUous, tho Wilneso have ijrhoou oapooially troublosomo on BnrnialiDhluoHo frontior, whoro a ileal ofllcor and an aHsiHtnnt coin fglpnor wiro murdoiod. Jglory'vyaa brouuht by tho Kinprosa 5au f-om Yokohnnm today of a ?ygf h k J cj 1 1 1 o n u I ChliiOBO raldH on OWnifinboundary, oiilmluuting In iTtlob'ot'VYoen COO OhinoHO and 75 tly, pbllco under District Supor ;,indout llcrtz, of Kangoon. Tho ifenljltary jiollco, with 60 Gurk t,tetnckcd tho main body of Chinoso, f(ngMi(l capturing tboir gnus, ijftlgny, bannors. Tho Cliiucso jieryaBTamoug tho killed. Six of ilrllahyprooe, inoludlng two ofll, JewSvouiidod, ouly ono sorlouHly, iKoenaf tho buttlo wnu olght milos iinniluroiah sldo of tho frontier. 1 W"I,eligli I,ciborutory llurned. 'itlTiolienT, l'a., April 0. Tho phyal- mrarary oi j-ionign umvorBity, uonargosi in tno country, waa aoay. and all its aoioutiflo np- laBsrna doatroyed. Tho loss on iWfiig and contonts ia $300,000; ftncfSSOO.OOO. : on n Oulirnrnlii Fiirm. aa, Oal., April 0. W. II. Ta fannor. ahot and klllod gay and thon took hla own tag hla throat with a razor. CONVENTION HALL DURNED. Kbiiix Oltjr'a Aiiilltitrlum I.itlil In Illllllli Kiiiinaa City, April 0. Convontlon hall, Kantian Ulty'a prido, whoroin tho Democratic National convention waa to havo boon hold July i, waa laid in rtilna in Iobh than 110 mlniitoa' tiuio thla aftoruooii from lire that Ntitrtod from an tinkown notirco at 1 o'clock. Tho flro burned with audi fury that it will evident nlmoat from tlioMnrt that tho atriii'turo waa doomed, and tho llrommi aoou turned their attention to Having HiirroiiudliiK property. A a'tlfl broer.o waa blowing afid before tho flro Wiujuibduod tho Hocond l'rcabytoriau church, ono of tho llnoat odllluim In tho city, tho church paraouiigo, tho Lathrop publlu aohool, a two-ntory building, all altuatod auroaa tho way on Central direct, and a half block of throo-atory flat biilldlnga on Twelfth direct wero rendered total Iohhoh. Hovoral rcai doucea woro damaged to a greater or Iokh degruo, mid foi a time it waa feared that Miveral blocka of bulldlngH in tho rcalilonco dlatrlct would go. Tho ag gregate loxa ia $100,0(10. I'lniiH aro on foot to rebuild Conven tion hall immediately and mako it ready for tho convention in July. While tho flro waa atlll in progrodH, membera of tho Commercial Club, through whoito cirorta the hall waa con ceived and built, mingled in thocrowda of dpoetntora and began Hollcititig ftinda for a now atrncttiro. Tho hall iihsocIii tlou Iiiih $10,000 in the bank, nnd will have the $155,000 iiiHtiriiuco for immed iate tiHo, the inniiranco companion hav ing HjKintaniiOUHly agreed to waive tho 110 daya' limit and mako payment on demand, Tho Kaniuia City Lumber Company, whloh fiirnlahed four-flftha of tho lumber for tho old building, linn agreed to duplicate ita order at once nt tho rate In exidteiico. two yenra ngo, and tho MiniicaixillH linn that furuiahed tho hteel girdera for the ImmeiiHo roof haa leen telegraphed to duilicato ita order. Convention hall haa been olaaacd by travolora aa ono of tho largeat and liiodt IKirfectly coiiHtructed aiidltoriuma in the world. The building waa erected in 180R, nt a coat, of $235,000, which waa rained entirely by public aubacrip tloun. It occupied a piece of ground liMx'JOO feet in extent, waa two atorioB high and built of native htono, cream brick and terra cottu. Tho flrat atory waa of the roualnHiiiico stylo of archi tecture and tho second atory in peri style form, with gronpn and columns. Tho building waa of bridge construc tion, without a column, tho roof being aupiiorted by great ateol glrdcra. Ita general seating urrangemeiit waa mod eled somewhat upon tho plan of tbo Metropolitan opera house of Now York. SATISFIED WITH LEARY (lovsriior of (Itiitm Wilt Ha llnllnvad nt 1IU Own lta-iiirl. "Wnnhlngton, April 0. To sot nt roat stories that havo been in circulation, to tho elToct that Captain Loarr ia to bo relieved of the naval governorship of the island of Guam bocauso of dis satisfaction with IiIh administration of nITaira, the navy department announces that the olllcer in to bo relieved solely nt hla own instance. It ia stated, moreover, that tho depaitment ia more than satisfied with tho niiuiuorin which Captain Loary haa discharged the dutlen confided to hla enro. Ilia letter la aa follows: "Government House, Agnnn, Guam, Fob. 8. I havo tho honor to request that upon tho expiration of my ecu cruiso as a captain, on July 2-1, 1000, which will mako iny24 ycara, I bo relieved from my present duties and ordered to my homo. With tho 15 months Immediately prior to my ap pointment commanding tho run! Katah din, 1 will havo had 45 mouths of al most continuous toa service, and aa my presence will bo needed at homo for domoatio reasons, I respectfully re quostiollef. It. LICAltY, "Governor of Guam." AMBUSHED DY OUTLAWS, Relief Forco Unablo to Roach Besieged Town. BOERS REPULSED TWO ATTAOK8 ItitbprU Having Ilia l.'itviilry unit Trima port Aiihniila fur Mm I'orirnnl Muroli Nr!(maa Aiiiiii'k llnxr rrUiiniira, Iyondon, April 7. A apecinl dispatch from liiirenco Mnrquea says ahur fight ing occurred April 2, in tho neighbor hood of Mafoking. Tho garrison inado a sortie, while Colonel I'lumer'a cavalry attacked the lloera at Itamatlabamn. lloth attacks wero repulsed. Twenty of Colonel I'lumoi 'a men were found dead on tho Hold, nnd alx otbern wero made prisoners. Tho federal Iobsoh wero amiill. Hocra Hiirrouililllic Itnlicrla. Uloomfontoin, April 0. Thoro aro numoroua indications that in pursuance of thoir boast that they will rcenpturo Uloomfontoin, tho Uoera aro trying to aurrouud tho town and to cut olT our lino of communication to tho south. Largo forcos aro reported oaat and south, which aro anid to bo making for tho railway. Thoy atlll hold Thabiui chn nnd tho wntorworks. Lord Rob ot tB la completing tho concentration. Four 4.7 guns uud four naval 12-pouud ora havo boon mounted on kopjoa com manding tho plain. Tho cavalry enmp has boon romovod to a bqttor position northeast of tho city. Special procau tlona nro being taken to pjrotoot tho railway southward. Sovoral arrcsta liavo boon niado In tho town of poreona auspootod of giving information to tho Uoora. Tho railway to tho north ia in posaoaaion of tho llritish aa far aa Karo Siding. Gnboronen, lleclmannlniiil, Aptil 7. Colonel I'ltimer, with a forco of llrit ish mounted infantry, started on a dar ing march, March 25, with tho object of threatening the Hour Hues of commu nication. After rapid night marcboi through tho Trr.iiHvanl territory, they arrived nt dawn, March 27. within 12 miles of Kocrunt, and distinctly heard tho bombardment Of Mafoking. Having rocounoltnred the country with tho view of future operations, without sighting a single whito man, Colonel number crossed tho railroad south of Ldbatski, which he found in possession of a lloer force, arid retnrnod. Then, finding tho railroad honco dam aged by General Hiiymiin'a main forco, ho returned to tho vicinity, of Mafo-. king. Humors reached hero that n ro lief column ia approaching Mafoking from tho south. Iloliiirta Inncllvlty. London, April 7. Dotachcd bodies of floor homo, numberini.' from 500 to 1,000 each, havo appeared at several places to tho routh and ' eastward of Motmifontoin, threatening tho railroad, hut communication by wlro and mil ia not in tho least afTectcd. Ono of theso forces ia near Ivaat Springfonteln, on tho lSloomfonteiii railroad, and General Gntacro'a forcea are reixjited to bo about to ongago it. Lord Roberta, oxcopt to safeguard tho rnllrond, seemingly declines to Bond columns chasing tho Ilocr bauds.. Ho ia reserving his cavalry and transport animals for tho forward march. Kx planationa at tho war ofllco aa to why Roberta ia inactive is that thero haa been a lack of horses for remounts, but now horsoB aro arriving by train loads hourly. Tho pressuro on tho railroad ia so groat that private parcels and the officers' nowBpapers havo not been for warded from Capo Town for throo weeks. Tho situation in tho Kroo State remains far from clear and ia unsatis factory to llritish obBcrvorH. Tho sickness anions tho iioor prison era nt Slmonstown continue to increase. WRECK CAUGHT FIRE. Sunday Clodlug nt Kxpoaltlnn. London, April 5. In tho honso of lords today, Lord Klnunld nskod tho government to support tho Unltod Statos in tho closing of oxhibita on Sundaya at tho I'arir exposition. The promlor, Lord Salisbury, repllod that tho governmont waa fully awaro of tho fooling in tho mattor, but had no shadow of authority to deal with tho Biibjoot. It waa ontlroly a quoation for tho authorltitoa of tho exposition. Japan nnd lliiaalit. Yokohama, Maroh 2!1 (via Willfama Iloud Qunrantlno B. O.,) April 0. Whllo tho touo of tho native prosa ia exceedingly modorato and guardotl, it ia qulto ovidont that thinking Japanese aro impressed by tho sorioua character of tho situation regarding Itiiaala. In tho Inst fow daya it haa beqn doflnitoly atinouncod that tho ItuBslnn method of iualnuatlon haa beon applied to Corof in tho UBual form of a court advise and a largo loan, Various Arolilrnt on tho Fort Worth & lmivr Jtond. Fort Worth, Tox A'prll 7. Ono of tho most serious wrecks in tho history of tho Fort Worth & Denver City road occurred thia morning at a point just south of Magenta, 370 'miles north of thia city. Aa a reiult, two men aro known to bo dead, ami several others lujurod. Tho dead are: John F. D.iuo, mail clerk ,of Denvor; John J. Kuntz, p.issenger, residence unknown. The injured are: A. M. Scroggin, Iudo pendenco, la., slightly; Frank Lano. Fort Worth, faco cut, not seriously; Jamoa French, injuries unknown; Herbert llonobreak, brakemau, Kl Rono, O. 'I'., fractured ribs; Kngiueor McNeil, slightly injurod; Fireman Dubbs, slightly injured. At tho time of tho aocldont the train was running at full Bpeed, when It struck a dofect in the track, causod by a partial vaahont. Tho entiro train was ditched, the cara boiug piled In a promlacuoua heap. To add to tho hor rora of tho wrook, a flro started in tho dobrls, couaumlug tho entiro mnsa of wrockod cars. Many paBSongera who Aiamigod to oxtricnto thomsolves wero badly lujurod. .Mall Clerk John F. Dane, of Donvor, wns buriod beneath tho masa of wreckngo, and waa burned to death. It waa roportod that fcx- prosa Mossougor J. H. unnpman waa L-lllnd hut later retiorts sav llO ia Eltfo. Tho loss to tho rnilrond co'mpuny will bo lioavy, aa tno entiro train wa burned. Iron nmt Steel l'roflta. Now York. Anrll 7 Tho annual re port of tho Slosa Iron & Steel Compauy, wlilnh is now owiiou Dy tno sioss- Rbnillold Iron & Stool Company, shows carnlnga for tho year omiod jainiaryou, 1000, of $802,007, wliloli, aitor uoaiict in,, "n.l 7n:i for Interest and taxea, donoroiation and rouowal fund, loaves $588,014 net proilts. Out of thia a dividend of 1 X ror cent was uociaroa in March, rraotioally all of thla dlvl ,tnnii imna to tho Slosa-Shofllold 'Com- pnny, aa tho lattor now owna all but 80 sliaroa of tho 50,000 harea of tho capital atock of tho Slosa Iron & Steel Company. Mrs. Orant Allen. tllO Widow Of tll8 novollat, ia about to open a bookshop in London. Thrilling- Kipnrlonnn itt Two Nir Hax- Ico Orflriflra. I'hoenix, Ariz., April 7. The fol lowing dotaila of tho ambushing of Olllcern Hcarborough, of Doming, N. M., and Hlrchileld, by outlwaa in the Chlruouda mountains, have been re ceived hero. Tho outlaws discovered that thoy woro being followed nnd laid a trap for tho ofllcers, who walked into it. Aa aoon na they came within riflo range, the party of throe bandits oponod Are. The first volley wounded Scarborough and llirchflold, ono ahot striking Scar borough in tho log badly shattering the Imvio; nuothor struck llirchflold in tlio lof. arm. Roth men wero disabled. Tlio wounded ofllcers held the outlawa nt bay, although hard pressed, several times. A continuous firing waa kopt up until dark. In tho meantime, llirchflold managed to build a rudo rock fort in which he placed Scarborough, and aa coon aa darkness prevented hla movements from being observed by the bandits, ho slipped away, secured a horse and went for assistance. Returning at daybreak ho found Scarborough still alive and holdjng tho fort, but suffering intense pain from ills wound and exposuro, it having ruined and allowed all through tho night. Tlio party arrived at San Simon at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon with Scarborough, nnd ho waa sent to his home in Doming. Ilia wound will probubly prove fatal. A largo ponso haa started in pursuit of tho outlawa, who have evidently gnno further back in tho inountaina, Where it will bo almost impossible to dislodgo them. Snow III Colorado. Denver, April 7. Snow haa been falling all over Colorado tor tno past z lioura. Tho warm weather makes tho aiiow bo soft that It ollnga to troea and eloctrlo wiroa, breaking them down. Much troublo has beon oxporionced in ii.ia Mtv. Tolonhono. Unlit and trolley twlrna nrn dnwn In various tmrta of the city; many telegraph and long-dlatanoo tolophone lines navo oeeu uiouuiuu. Tho street oars aro atoppeu ou mnujr lino's in thia olty. The Immmllatii 1'iitnrn of 1'nelflo Const ncaport Town Arri I'nrtlculnrly llrliht. news from Hawaii Two I'ruili I'lngtifl Cifi Murch 2S. Iteportetl Honolulu, March 30, via San Fran cisco, April 7. Two casea of plague were reported March 25. Ono was a Japanese fisherman, tho other a whito moil named John Hurley. Since that date no cases havo appeared. Word has reached hero that the dis abled steamer Cleveland reached Ililo safely March 28. The distance of 400 miles waa made under aail ifi 10 daya. Thrco hundred or more steerage paa- pengera will probably sail from hero on tho next steamer for San Francisco. Dr. Curmichael has decided that, in viow of tho recognition now given tho prophylactic ua a preventative rornedy, effective for from 30 to 40 clays, no win give jormlt8 for steerage passage to persons who take tho prophylactic and are in good health, havo their baggage disinfected and are othcrwieo under sanitary conditiona. A riqt occurred at Pauhaua planta tion March 17. A captain of police nnd four of beers arrested eight Japanese for gambling. About 200 Japanese nrmd with cano knives and clubs, sur rounded the ofllcers and forced them to releaso their prisoners. A disastrous cano flro swept over 530 arces on tho Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company's plantation March 20 Combliintliin of Jobbers. San Francisco, April 7. The caso of the St. LouIb petitioners waa taken up today botoro tho interstate commerce commission, and considerable evidence was introduced in support of thoir ap plication for a emullor differential in freiKht rates betweon tlio .Mldulo west and tho Pacific coast. Hard woro merchants from I'etaluma, San Joso and Oakland wer before tho commis sion today, and thoir testimony was directed to tbo allegation that rucluo coast jobbers havo united in a combin ation to restnin trade by shntting put Eastern and JHddlo est competition, thereby forcing up prices. Sovoral witnesses testified to their belief that Guoh a combination existed. Dlaturbnncrs in Pnnnmn. Now York, April- 7. A upecial to tno 11 ora id lrom wasniUKion says: "It la now nilmitteci tnat tno miuro urns in Pnnnmn. Colombia, nro fieri oub, and tho authorities aro beginning to pay attention to tncm. wmi Serv ian baa been intorruntod in conseonenco nf tho onerntions of tho troons. and it was reported today that thero had been fighting in tho streota of Panama, in nnirv at. tbo donartment of state-, how over, failed to olicit any information on this point. !'A revolution in Colombia ia of especial importance to tho United States, bocauso of tho gurantooo mndo by thia government to preserve free transit botween colon ana rnnama." New Cuban Itnllronil. Now York, April 7. A atrong syndi cate hna boeu forniod for tho purpose of constructing a railroad oxtondiug tho length of Cuba, a distanco of about 800 miles, aa boou aa tbo noceasary nutnorl tv can be obtained. The full amount of capital required for thia undortak lug, it ia understood, haa already boen subscribed by tho ayndicato, which ia headed by Sir William O. Van Homo 7a. ItwABta Qmnllnnv fill-it oil fin. Waahlngton, April 7. Tho officers' of the marlno Hospital service navo consented to Handle tno smallpox situ ation on tho Nez Porco'a settlement in Irlnlin. Tbev will co-ouerate with tho agonta and inspectors of tho Indian bureau, and will estaoiieu detention camps and do whatevor olso ia nocosary lo stamp out tho diaease and prevent ita apread. limitless Illook llurned. Menomiueo, Mioh., April 7. Flro today doatroyed tno spies imuuiug, tno largeat buaiuosa block in tno city. The loss on tlio building la $uu,uuu; in mrnnr.e. $12,000. The total losa. in eluding tho losses of flima ocoupying tliu blook, ia estimated at uu.uuu. Naw York. Anril 7. The Jury in the case of Olga Nethersole and others, ac cused of maintaining a uuiaanoe in per formine tho play "Sappho," haa re turned t, verdict of not guilty. NORTHWEST NEWS. In an artlclo entitled, "Possibilities of tho Pacific," Honda and Mortgages, published in Chicago, dpoko aa follows: 'I here ia no section of tlio prosperous West which ia attracting the eyea of tho financial world more at proaent than the citiea of tho Pacific coast. Tlio vast and rapidly growing trade of tho Orient and tlio tropica, tho gold discov eries in Alaska, tho growth of Australia and New Zealand, tho opening np of tho vast steppes of Russia and of tho great Cliiucso empire, all boapeak com-. mercia! and financial opportunities un paralleled in tho history ot the coun try. Tho sceno of tho futuro human drama ha been shifted to tho Pacific const. Two-thirds of tho world's popu lation awaits ua at our Western gates, separated from ua only by a great ocean highway, freo from the possibilities of toll or monopoly, nnd nffording every accommodation necessary for tho trans- ctlou of an enormous volume of now oiislness. Already American commerce with the islands and countries of tho Pacific shown a greater gain in the year 1809 than that' with any othor part of tho world. Our total exports increased $20,000,000, and our cxporta to Asia and Oceania alone increased over $19,- 000,000; our total imports- increased $104,000,000, and $48,000,000 of thla increase waa from Asia and Oceania. Kxporta to Asia and Oceania increased 27 per cent, while imports from that part of tbo world increased 40 per cent. With theso interesting and inatructivo figures before ua, tho immediate future of tho Pacific coast seaport towns ap- penra particular bright. The groatcst ucthity provails in the younger and more progressive citiea of the North west, with Seattle, Portland and Ta coma eagerly vying with each other for commercial aupromacy. Tho heavy in vestments mado during tho past year by Eastern capitalists in this section reflect tho fullest realization of exist ing conditions by the far-sighted invest ing clasH. The Pacific Northwest la just emerging out of the hour of dawn to bathe In the most brilliant rays of prosperity which over shown upon any country. Fruit Cannery. Tlio farmers of Eagle valley, Or., aro about to erect a fruit cannery. At a . ' I U - i 1 1 I I 1 . A. meeting uoiu nt inu seiiuumuusu ui umi. place the fannera of the valley sub scribed $3,000 for the purpose. Tho total cost of tho plant will bo about $5,000, and, as this ia tho first meeting held, the farmers arb confident that no troublo will be met with in raising tho full amount. The establishment of tho cannery will be of much benefit to Baker City, as well aa to the farmers of the valley, where a largo amount of fruit ia raised annually. The cannery .will be conducted on the co-operative plan, and it ia the intention to take all the fmit offered by the farmers. Much of tho product will find -a market in linker City, as tlx) home consumption ia large and ia steadily increasing. Dei Chutes to He Utilized. A company haa been organized to tako water out of the Deachutea at a point near the Three Sisters known as Lava island, and conduct tho water to the desert lying east of the river. Tho point of diversion is said to bo ono of the best on tho river owing to the ab sence of rocky bluffs. From this point water will bo taken east to the old river bed, 15 miles, covering large tracts of oxcellent farming landa. Northwest Notes. A now Methodist Episcopal church is to bo erected at Cottgae Grove, Or., to cost $3,000. Washington papers nre saying com plimentary things about Harry Yoe- moiia, of Spokane, who helpod Harvard win the iutercolloglute debate from Yalo. Blodcett & Greenbaum havo begun work to double tho capacity of their fertilizer plant at 1-airliaven, Wash., and bopo thia season to handle all the rofuso of tho fish canuories in thoir vicinity. The sacrillgions rastor of a Baptist church at Albany, Or., .took tho follow ing for hia subject Sunday evening, "Would Josus Vote tho Republican or Democratic Ticket?" Tho vice of Sholdoniain is spreading. A Rolliugham bay man, named Can field, haa a big bod of pansica planted, and will attempt to raiso them for seed Tho only pansy aeod product in tho Wost ia in California, and tho boat variotiea come from Franco and Bel gium. If ho raises as good seed as lie planted, Mr. Canflold will tfot $30 a pound for it. A largo number of Washington's shinglo mills, probbnly 75 por cent, aro observing an agreement for a short shutdown. Tho reason given therefore ia that "tho backward spring in the Fast haa caused a falling off in orders, which makes a curtailing of tho supply noceasary to tho equilibrium of prices." Tho Eastorn buyer may think this ia the aotion of a trust, but, of course, it Isn't. The bulb farms at Fort Bollinghnm, Wash., aro now at thoir handsomest. Ono man haa a vast number of tulips and 8,500 uyaclntlis in bloom. A Wallowa man has brought book from New Orleans a live alligator- eight inches in length. A carload of Cascara bark waa shipped from Corvallia, Or. Its destination is Hamburg, Germany. Tho 8-year old daughter of Shei lit Holder, of Sborman county, Or., waa playing with a kite and matches, last wook, when she sot her clothing afire aud waa conaidorably burned. She ia expected to recover, with llttlo disfigurement. SPRING. TRADE SITUATION. Favorable Weather Urines an lmprofi Ketnll Distribution. BradBtrcet'a saya: Fnvorablo feature contlntio In tho majority In tho gononti trado situation. Tho hopos for tha ad vent for seasonable spring woather havo boon realized, and nearly all mar kots report an-Improved distribution at retail Thia, aa oxplained horotofore, la really tho koy of the genoral mer chandise altuotlon. Thoinduatrlal sit uation la a rather spotted one. April 1, instead of May 1, seems tobavo beco- flxed u;Kn aa a date for presenting novr demands aa to wagoa and hours. Wheat crop advlcca are on tho whole favorablo excopt from tho Central West. Sympathy ia ahown with corn. which in turn haa been influenced by the steady advance in hog products and by tho known smallnoaa of reserves in cribs and in atoro. Cotton cooda aro seasonably quiet at first hands, but a fair jobbing business ia doing, and retail distribution is en couraging. Wool ia on tho wno! weaker, but reports from tho woolen goods branch are qulto favorable. Cancellations reported are tho smallest thero is record of. Lumber haa ahown some weakness, a widely separated market this week pointing to not alto gether satisfactory outlook in the build ing trades, whether because of heavy advances in prices or ot unsottled la bor conditions. - ' Wheat (Including flour) shipmentt- for tho week aggregate 3,804,003 bush els, against 2,002,340 last week. Business failures In the United! States for the week number 182, aa compared with 178 last week. For tha first quarter of the year, failures are fewer in number than in 1800, ano liabilities are 7 per cent smaller. PACIFIC COAST TRADE. Seattle Markets. Onions, now, $2.002.75 per aackv Lettuce, hot house, 46c pr doz. Potatoes, new, $1718. Beets, per sack", 750385c. Turnips, per sack, COo. Carrots, per sack, 75c. Parsnips, por sack, 75 85c. Cauliflower, 75c $1 per dozen. Cabbage, native and California, $1.00 1.25 per 100 pounds. Apples, $1.251.50 per box. Prunes, 60c per box. Butter Creamery, 25o per poundj dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 17o per pound. Egga 15 10c. Cheese Native, 15o. Poultry 13 14c; dressed, 14&15o spring, $5. Hay Puget Sound timothy, $13,001 choice Eastern Washington timothy. $18.0019.00 Com Wholo, $23.00; cracked, ?23r feed meal, $23. Barloy Rolled or ground, per ton $20; Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.25i blended straights, $3.00; California, $3.25; buckwheat flour, $0.00; gra ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00. Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $13.00; ehorts, per ton, $14.00. Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 por toni middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal, per ton,' $30.00. Fresh Meats Choice dressed beet 9teers, 7J 8c; cows, 7c; mutton 8o; pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, B4& 10c. Hams Large, 13c; small, lSXl breakfast bacon, 12)c; dry salt sides. Be. Portland Market. Wheat Walla Walla. 6455ot Valley, 54c; Blues tern, 57o per bushel. Flour Best grades, $3.00; graham, $2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel. Oats Choice whito, 35 36c; choice gray, 84o por bushel. Barley Feed barley, $14 14.60;. 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(9 7.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton. Butter Fancy creamery, 4045c; seconds, 40o; dairy, 3037so; store, 25032)0. Eggs IIJ20 por dozen. Cheese Oregon full cream, 13o; Young America, 14o; new cheeso lOo per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50(3 4.50 por dozen; hens, $5.00; springs, $3.503.50; goose, $0.508.00 for old; $4.50G.50; ducks, $5.500.00 por dozen; turkeys, live, 10llo per pound. Potatoes 4050o per sack; sweets,. 22Mo per pound. Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75oj per sack; garlic, 7o por pound; cab bage, laO per pound; parsnips, 75 onions, $2.5003.00; carrots, 50o. Hops 3 80 per pound Wool Valley, 1018o per pound; Eastern Orogon, 1016o; mohair, 27 8O0' per pound. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethera and owes, 4 Mo; dressed mutton, 7j 7a p"r pound; lambs, $2.60 each. Hogs Gross, choice hoavy, $5.00; light and, feeders, $4.60; dressed, $5.0000.50 por 100 pounds. Beef Gross, top steers, $4.004.60; cows, $3. 50 4,00; dressed beef, 0) 7?40 por pound. Veal Large, i474c; small, 8Q 8o per pound. Tallow 5 5Ko; No. 2 and groaso 8jj4o per pound. Ban Francisco Market, Wool Spring Nevada, 1815ope pound; Eastern Oregon, 1216o; Val ley, 20 22o; Northern, 1012o. Hops 1809 crop, ll18o pe pound. Butter Fanoy creamery 17o; do seconds, 1010o; fancy dairy, lOo; do secouda, 1815o per pound. Eggs Store, 14o; fanoy ranch, lOJto. Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00 , 20.00; bran, $13.50 13.60.