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ruUliliril Kvrrr Frlilnj.
COTTAGE GROVE OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY j
A Comprehensive Review of Iht Important
Happenings of Iht Put Week, Presented i
In a Condenied Form, Which It Most.
Likely to Interest Our Many Readers.
Tlio worst blizzard in years is raging
in North Dakota. !
Japan's foreign trade shows a sub-1
tantial increase. I
1 Tim emigration from Germany in j
1901 was th smallest in years. j
Captain A. S. Crowniushiold lias
been promoted to a rear admiral.
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A number of British and American
have been imprisoned in Ecuador with
Andrew D. White, United States
minister to Germany, is making prepa
rations to retire.
A tornado in Alabama resulted in tho
death of one person and the serious in
jury of several others.
The Northern Pacific strike at Mis
soula, Mont., has been declared off
and all men who wero out will bo rein
The labor situation in Boston is grad
ually assuming normal conditions, and
in a few days all those who went out
on strike aro expected to be at work
Oil has been struck near Denver.
The house has passed the pofctoffice
The international treaty on warfare
has been ratified by the senate
A bill is beforo congress increasing tho
number of senators in ptoportion to the
Tho Spanish cabinet has resigned.
Tho queen regent will tako steps to
lorm a Liberal ministry.
Severe earthquakes in Asia Minor
have resulted in the death of hundreds
( people and an immense- loss of prop
arty. A bill has been introduced in the
aonato for the relief of Eaatorn Oregon
settlers who were dispossessed by land
Tho United States Brewers' associa
tion will hold its annual meetng at Sar
atoga Juno 10, 11 and 12,
A three-cent street car faro franchise,
ordinance passed tho Cleveland (0.)
city council without opposition.
An equestrian club of nine Now York
girls has discarded tho sido saddlo and
adopted tho divided skirt.
British naval estimates for tho pres
ent year provide for no expenditure of
t75,000,000 for now warships,.
SKYSCRAPERS IN DANGER.
Thlr Steel Framework, Says a Chicago Man,
It Rapidly Corroding.
riiiraen. March 18. "Tho stool
framework in many of tho big build
ing in the business district of Chicago
Is corroding, making them very danger
ous. It is onlv a question of a few
veiirs when those buildings will fall to
This statement was made by General
William S.Smlth. at the XMh annual
dinner of the Chicago real estate board.
lie added "that tho steel framework of
some of the skyscrapers is in tho condi
tion stated is nothing short of a public
Tho ?ieaKer explained that his state
ments were based on (terminal observa
tions and investigations.
"Tho steel framework imbedded in
concrete will last 2,000 years," he said,
"but the steel framework in many of
the big buildings is left free to the ac-
tion of the air and cases which circu-
, te through tho tile and a space nliout
the steel. The owners of these strne
, tores have the steel painted with oil.
Ihlsrilwill withstand tho corroding
AT OLYMPIA, WASH.
process about threo years. Then begins
the corroding of the steel and within
a few years your skyscraper will fall
The speaker said that the elevated
road structures would not withstand
the corrosion. He asserted that within
10 yearB they would bo dangerous and
within 20 years out of servico. Tho
corrosion of one-fifth of tho thickness of
tho steel framework of tho structure,
ho said, would render them incapable
of bearing their own weight.
Queen Rett it of Spain Calls Upon lllm to
Form a New Cabinet.
Madrid, March 18. Tho queen regent
has commissioned Senor Sagasta to
form n new cabinet. Tho queen regent
only called upon Sonor Sagasta to re
construct tho ministry after she found
it impossible to induce tho various sec-
tional leaders to attempt tho formation
of a coalition cabinet.
Tho popo has appealed to her majesty
not to permit tho recent decree obliga
ting religious congregations to comply
witli the Jaw of associations to bo put
in force. The docreo becomes oporativo
V arch 21, so tho now cabinet will bo
early confronted with a question admit
ted to bu extremely difficult to settle
On account of various throats regard
ing tho fomentation of disturbances,
tho mininstry of war has directed tho
soldiers who have recently completed
their terms of service to remain with
The Danish Treaty,
Copenhagen, March 18. Tho presi
dent of tho landthing, Dr. Matsen, who
is opposed to tho snlo of tho Dan s i
West Indies to tho United States, seems
inclined to delay consideration of tho
treaty, llo has called tho first meet
ing of tho landthing for March 10.
Tho press criticises his attitudo, on tho
ground that the delay is considered dis
courteous to tho United States. It is
thought n few of the president's own
party will support the government.
NEWS OF T 1 1 E STAT1
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and financial Happenings ot Im
portance A Uriel Review of the Growth
and Improvement! of Iht Many Industrie
Throughout Our thriving Commonwealth
Latctt Market Report.
Tho Coquillo creamery tins resutiKHl
Construction of a creamery has Kguu
near Myrtle Point.
The town of Haines, Union county,
has been lucororatcd.
A crusade against gambling hriH been
inaugurated at Oregon City.
Tho Woodmen of the World are
building u hall at Dusty, Benton
Several men In Salem have lecn
found to have registered in moru than
Tho regular election of olllcors for tho
citv of Fluronco for tho ensuing year
will bo hold April 1.
Nearly 13 inchen of rain fell at
Grants Pass during February, which
breaks tho record for any one month.
The town council of Prairie City has
passed an ordinance prohibiting tho use
of tobacco in all public meeting places.
From March 1, 11)01, to March 2,
11)02, there wero 19,000 acres patented
from tho government to Wasco county.
Representative Tongue condemns the
move to hamper improvement of liwor
I Columbia by pitting it against tho up
Palters throughout tho state reiiort
that taxpayers aro taking advantage of
tho H per cent rebate for prompt pay
ment, and the new law is meeting gen
Tho market for Oregon prunes in the
East is Improviong. Every pound
shipped this past year has boon dis
posed of, and dealers say the could
have sold more had they had them.
H. V. Gates, promoter of tho pro-
noted telegraph and telephone lino from
Ashland to Lakoview and other points
lias filed an application with tho Ijiko
I county court for a right of way along
the public highway.
Tho Umatilla county Republican con
vention mot in Pendleton March 12 and
nominated a full county ticket and del-
legates to the stato and congressional
conventions. The delegates wero in
Intruded to work for Williamson for
congress and Furnish for governor.
Agitation has boon started in Ia
Grande for a $25,000 public building
Tho first ticket in the Michl in Coos
county was that of the Socialist party.
twenty-six Homestead entries wero
filed at tho Oregon City land office dur
The Clackamas county Socaliists held
their convention in Oregon City March
8 and nominated a full ticket.
From six to twelve contracts for 190
nops aro liled in balcm evory day
iTicos rango lrom lift to 12ft cents.
Forty thousand pounds of
owned by G. W. Perkins, of
Yamhill, sold at 14 ft cents per
a fow days ago.
Wheat Walla Walla. C505Kc
bluestcm,60G0c; Valley, 0565Kc
Barley Feed, $2021.; brewing
t.'lQg.'l.DU per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, tl. 1501.25
gray, $ 1.101.20.
Flour Best grades, $2. 8033. 40
barrel; graham, $2.502.80.
Millstuffs Bran, $ 19 per ton: mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $21.50; chop
Hay Timothy, $1213; clover,
$7.508; Orogon wild hoy, $50 por
Potatoes Best Burbankg, $1.10(31.25
per cental ; ordinary, 7080c per con-
tal, growers' prices; sweots, $22.25
Butter Creamery, 2530c: dairy.
lOfSJJftc; store, I3l6c.
Eggs 14c for Oregon.
Cheese Full croam. twins. 133
13ftc; Young America, 1415c: fac
tory prices, 11jc less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4,000
5.00; hens, $5.000.00 por dozon, 11
lliftc per pound; springs, ll12c nor
pound fJ(ift per dozen; ducks, $50
per dozon; turkeys, live, 1213c.
dressed, 1410c por pound; geeso, $0J
07 per dozen.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound : dress
ed, 77ft"c per pound.
Hogs Gross, 5e; drossod, 0ftH7c
Veal B8ft for small; 77ft for
Beef Gross, cows, 3i(a4c: steers.
Wiftc; dressed, uftdSfte per pound
Hops izqsioc per pound.
Wool Valley, 1316c; Eastern Ore
gon, tHgivftc; monair, zu&viftc por
Snuff is coming into fashion again.
says tho London Daily Chroniclo, with
tho early Victorian fashions. Snuff
taking increasos tho sizo of tho noun
and keeps it in a stato of porpotual ir
ritation. Australia has, proportionately, moro
churches than any other country, tho
numbor being 0,013, or 210 clinches to
every 100,000 people Kugland lias
144 churches to ovory 100,000; Russia
only 65 to the same number.
BATTLE OF AQUA DULCE.
Eight Hundred Men on Both Sides Reported
to Have llein Killed.
Colon, Colombia, March 17. Tl
following report was obtained from tl
government trinips, which arrived hero
yesterday from Hncas del Toro:
Upon finding tho revolutionary attar
upon Agua Dulce, February 211, to I
irrosistiiiio, owing to tiie enemy's tm
porlor numbers, their aitlllery and
their supplies of ammunition, General
Castro tried to retreat to David and
Chirlqui, which (owns wero known to
ho hard pressed by tho revolutionists
under Qulutoro and Pore. This is
long and tiresome march ot over 200
miles. Shortly after leaving Hereon
itos a small lody of government trout
was mot. These men reported tha
Colonel l.uquohad been killed In Imttl
and that tho revolutionists wero in pes-
session ot David, (ieneral Castrr
therefore, decided to try to effect tl
dltlleult march across tho mountains to
Itocas do Toro. The inarch occupied 1
days, during the last live of whlcl
bananas were the onlv obtainable food
Drinking water was plentiful.
(.ieneral Castro's soldiers report that
800 men were killed on noth sides dur
ing the lighting at Agua Pulco T
revolutionists lo-t fifio and tho govern
ment forces 250 men. It is also said
that tho Indian chief, Lorenzo, and hi
half-caste Indians participated in tl
attacks and killed many of the govern
ment soldiers with machetes. Tl
rille tiro during the Agua Dulce butt
was deadly anil persistent. Tho dl
of the rllles was so great that tho can
non lire could not bo heard. Tl
slaughter and massacre at this Imttl
aro described as something awful.
Tho government is confident that tl
revolutionists aro still unable to take
either Colon or Panama. Itoinforco
monts will doubtless arrive hero from
Colonel Urlbo, cousin of General
Uribo-Urilto, was killed in the battle of
FIGHT AN OLD ONE.
Charges Against Ambassador Powell Clayton
Originated Months Ago.
Washington, .March 1". Tho charge
against Ambassador Powell Chivton
submitted to the stato departmon
were forwarded to dim in order that I
may make replv if ho cares to do so
It appears that the light upon the am
hassador has been in progress for sev
eral months, and ho is awaro of a
that has been done by hisopKuonts u
to this point. Now the quuHtlou is fi
the first time raised formally as to tl
propriety of an ambassador or iiiinistc
engaging in business, or having llnaii
clal intcicsts in tho country to whic
ho is accredited. It Is believed that
there is no specific law upon the ml
ject, and It is suggested that thu dete
mining tmint in this case will llo I
tho character of Mr. Clayton's invest
meuts mid to '.lie extent which the
might seem to tend to iiitluenco his am
Mexican Officials Not Interested.
City of Mexico, March 17. Alphas
sailor Clayton is now out of the city
and his reply to tho chaiges ngaius
him in connection with thojMoaly case
cannot ho had. 1 ho .Mexican Herald
says that the charge that General Clav
ton is interested in Mexican mines 1
simply puerile, and can only have been
introduced to throw doubt in tho eyes
of the public who may fail to see the
absolute lack of connection between the
fact in question and tho act of whl
Mr. Mealy complains. It is not true
tho paper continues, that Mexican oil!
cials aro interested in these mines witl
Fatal Explosion in Powder Mills.
Cleveland, O., March 18. An ex
plosion In the powder mixing depart
ment of tho Fuirmount Manufacturing
Company early today, resulted in the
death of ono girl employo, while nt
least seven other persons wero seriously
injured. Tho causo of tho explosion
is not known. Tho front of tho two
story frame miilding was blown com
plotoly nut, and tho plant gutted by flro
which followed tho explosion. Tho
company manufactures railroad torpe
does. Tho pecuniary loss will not ex
ceed $10,000. About threo weeks ago
an explosion similar to the one of today
occurred at the torpedo factory.
Illinois Bank Robbery.
Jo, let, Ills., March 10. rilx men
early today broke into tho Kxchango
Bank in Minookn, nlno miles west ol
Joliet, wrecked the safo with dynamite
and secured between 2,000 nnd $3,
000 in cash. Theodore Krine, who
heard the oxplosions, roso from a sick
bed nnd wont to warn A. K. Napp,
president of tho bank. Tho robbers as
sau I ted Krine on his roturn and loft
him gagged. Ho was not found until
nearly two hours after. Tho robbers
escaped on a handcar.
Date of Adjournment.
Washington, March 15, -Senator
Halo, who is a leading member of the
sonato committee on appropriations and
also of tho Republican steering commit
tco, today expressed the opinion that
congress would ho prepared to udjourn
for tho season about Juno 10.
Contracts for English Warships.
London, March 15. Tho British
admiralty has contracted with various
hipbuilding companies for tho con
tructhn of five first class and two
third class fruiters and two battloshlps.
Darn and Street Cars Burned.
St. Louis, March 16. Fire vot 1 :30
'clock tills morning destroyed the west
barn of the Kustern avenue sheds of
tho St. Louis Transit Company, to
gether with 70 cars, oss, $125,000.
PAY E0R SETTLERS
MITCHELL UILL TO REIMUUR8E
EASTERN OREGON MEN.
The Oregon Senator will Try lo Obtain Itc
11(1 for Ihe Peoplt Who Took Up and Im
proved Large Tracts ol Land In Sherman
County and Wert Allerwards Dlip nested
by Eastern Oregon Land Company.
Washington, March 17. Senator
Mitchell has Introduced a bill for the re
lief of settlers upon the lauds of the
F.astcrn Oregon IjukI Company, In
Sherman county, Oregon. Tho bill ail
thorizes the secretary of the interior
to investigate and ascertain tho reason
nnio value ol the lands settled upon
and heretofore claimed by tho respec
tlve persons whoso names appear ill
senate document No. 8, Fifty-llth con
gross, and senate document No. 2 It)
Mfty-seventh congress, and in whlcl
documents aro also specifically stated
an accurate description of tho hinds
claimed by each of such persons, to
gether with tho value of Improvements
thereon, all of said lands being in Slier
mini county. Tho value of said lands
and the improvements is to he deter
mined in all cases where tho i-ettlers
have licoti disposal of their lauds as of
the date of tho ousting of Mich Hittlcrs
respectively, from said lands by either
The Dalles Military Wagon Itoad Con
puny or Its successor, or the Ktistcrh
oregon uinii rnmpaiiy, In accordance
with the judgment and decree of the
sup'eine court of tho United States
affecting the title to said lauds.
The secretary of tho Interior Is re
quired to ascertain tho dates when
mese seiners, or any ol them, were
resiK-ctively dlsiMissessed of their hinds
and in all eases where such settlers are
still in possession (d the lauds si
claimed by them, the value of the
same, and of the improvements there
mi, shall ho determined as of the dull
of tho passage of this act. Upon the
ascertainment of this information, the
secretary of the interior Is authorized
and directed to issue to said settlers
severally and resiK'ctlvely, a certificate
of liidchtcdnoss, in which shall 1
stated tho exact amount each one of
such settlers is entitled to In accord
mien with tho ascertained value of sucl
hinds ami improvements, ns provided
fur by the first section of the act, anil
on prexentatlon ol such certificate. Iiy
such settlers, to the secretary of the
treasury of tho United States, warrants
shall lie drawn in favor of such settlers
for tho amounts so ascertained to he
duo by the secretary of the interior
which warrants shall bo paid out of
any money in the treasury not other
wise appropriated. The bill appropri
ates mi amount slllllient to meet tin
payment of nil such warrants so drawn.
In tho event of the death of any sucl
settlers, the secretary of the Interior is
authorized itnd directed to ascertain
and certify the value of such lauds and
impr vemeuts In the name of his legal
ropesentotlves, provided, however, no
assigned claim by any settler shall have
any recognition under the provisions of
tho proposed act.
r-enator Mitchell had a hearing lie-
fore tho senate committee on public
lands in favor of his nil! to reimburse
those settlers who paid $2.50 per ncri
for their lands within railroad hind
grant limits, and which wero subse
quently forfeited, nt $1.25 per acre.
Ho holies to secure a favorable report in
n lew days.
STRIKE IS BROKEN.
Troublt Between Freight Handlers and
roads Brought lo an End.
Boston, March 15. Through
united efforts of representatives of
great mercantile bodies of the city,
seconded by tho chief executive of the
city, in conference with tho recognized
leaders of organized labor, tho great
strike of freight handlers and kindred
trades represented in the Allied Freight
Transportation Council was broken to
night. Fully 20,000 men, who havo
been idle for four days, will go to work.
The settlement is the result of an ex
pressed determination of Governor
Crane and those representing tho
merchants of Boston to bring all possi
ble pressure to bear upon tho New
York, Now Haven it Hartford Iiall
road Company to adopt the rules in
force upon tho Boston & .Maine Kail-
road forbidding freight handlers to un
load teams except at their own option
All of tho old men for whom places
can be found will ho taken back by the
railroads, nut, owing to tho suddenness
with which thu striko was ended and
tho largo mimhr of new men who havo
pcun Installed, it is likely that manv of
the old employes will find no vacancies
ready for them at present. Kventuiilly,
it is believed, they all will reguln their
Id positions. Teamsters and lonir-
shoremen will find an unprecedented
demand for thoir services, and traffic) of
all kinds, which has been virtually at
standstill for the past threo or four
days, will he resumed with a rush
Fire at Montana University.
Holena, Mont., March 15, A spe
cial to tho Independent from Missoula
says that Science Hall, at thu stato uni
versity, was practically destroyed by a
ro that started ntiout 1 :30 o'clock Fri-
day morning. Tho hall is the second
finest building on Ihu campus, and is
orth in tno neighborhood of $100,000
though tho equipment it contains
brings tho total value up to a much
JOHN P. ALTGELD DEAD.
Hx-Governor of Illinois Expires from llllecls
of Apoplectic Mrukc.
.lollet, III., March 111. Mx-Governor
John P. Allgeld died at the Hotel Mon
roe yesterday morning at 7:09 o'clock.
Tho physicians remained with him
throughout the night. When tho end
was Hearing they worked his arms vig
orously to revive respiration, but all to
no purpose The cause of death Is
given us cerebral homorhitgoN, thorn
having been no apoplectic seizure of the
brain. Tho vomiting nt first was taken
to Indicate ptomaine poisoning, hut It
was determined this was duo to differ
ent manifestations of the brain trouble.
Mr. Altgcd came to Joliet, having
been advertised as the special orator
for the big Will county pro-ltoer misit
lng. llo confessed that ho was not in
the U'stof health, having been troubled
with some apparently simple stomach
trouble. He was not willing to allow
that to interfere with his speech, how
ever, his great interest In tho South
African struggle having been heightened
hy the announcement of the Boer suc
cess in tliecapturoof (ieneral Molhilou.
It was noticed during the addresN
that the ex-governor throw nil unusual
amount of energy and feeling into his
words, mid the collapse, tho physicians
think, resulted from overstraining his
already weakened physical powers.
Kvcr since tho failure of tho Olohe
Savings Hank in IHtin, in which he wax
involved, Mr. Allgeld had not been a
well man, and for some months after
Ihe Spalding crash it was feared that
his death was only a que-tlmi of a short
time, liven when serving his hist year
as governor, his health wiih ihiiio tis
Twcnty.onc of Ihe Pasicngrrs and Crew were
Drowned In the Mississippi.
Vickshurg, Miss., March 1 1. Tho
steamer Providence, plying between
this port and Lake Palmyra, was over
turned at 2 o'clock this morning by a
sudden squall at I -one Landing, and 21
of her passengers and crew wero
The ill fated lsiat left hero at noon
yesterday on her regular trip, carrying
a large miscellaneous cargo of freight
and a largo nuiniM'r of passengers. At
2 o'clock this morning, just as the
steamer was entering Ijike Palmyra, a
sudden wind and rain storm of c)clonic
proportions came out of tho west, catch
ing the Providence broadside on. The
little vessel was lifted almost entirely
out of the water, her upper works blown
away and the hull turned bottom up in
10 feet of water. Most of the crow and
passengers wero asleep at the time, and
had absolutely no chance of escape.
Only nine of the boat's entire company
wero saved. Ihu property loss will
amount to several thousand dollars.
TORNADO IN THE SOUTH.
Seven Persons Meet Death In a Storm In Ihe
Stale of Mississippi.
Vickshurg, Miss., March II. A tor
nado swept through tho southern sec
tion of Copiah ami tho northern section
of Lincoln counties this morning, killed
at least seven 'rsonsaud leveled build
ings, trees and fences.
Montgomery, a village in Copiah
county, on tho Illinois Central Bail-
road, was the worst sufferer, and four
IxmIIos aro known tube under the debris
of collapsed buildings there.
Ihrcoinilcs further south n railroad
camp was wrecked and three negroes
were killed. A passenger train on tho
Illinois Central was struck by the
storm, and every window in every
coach was blown in.
CHINE8E EXCLUSION BILL8.
House Committee on Forcltn Affairs
Against Sherman Measure.
Washington, March 16. The house
committee on foreign affairs toduv
voted against considering the bill of
Kopresentativo Sherman, of Nuw York.
continuing tho existing Chinese exclu
sion law, and than voted to proceed br
continuous sessions witli tho considera
tion of the Jlitcliell-Kahn Chinese ox-
elusion nieosuro, having the indorse
ment of the Pacifies coast senators and
members. The actual work on this
hill by sections began during tho after
noon, and is likely to proceed uninter
ruptedly until results are secured.
Ihu first nine paces, includlm. !
important exclusion sections, were
approved with a few verbal changes.
Ihe part approved ulso covers the ttm-
vislons preventing Chinese laborers
from going to tho Philippines or from
oming irom mo Philippines to this
onntry. The action of tho com. olden
on the exclusion section was practically
unanimous. The remainder of thu hill
yet to bo passed upon covers adminis
trative details, of that the action in
support of the Mltcliell-Kahii exclusion
measure with nmeiidmeiits eleurly res
tricts it to Chinese laborers.
Doorkeeper of the llouie.
Washington, March 1-1. Doorkeopor
W. J. Glenn, of the
tativos, died at 3:10 o'clock HiIh aftor
noon of ucuto inllamotion of tho .lungs.
Ho was n resident of Now York.
Sold Military Secrets.
London, March 14. Cabling from
ieiina, the corespondent of the Daily
Mail says a sensation has been cutised
by a story to the effect that n court
martial at Warsaw condemned to deatli
a Itussian colonel named Grlnim for
tho systematic revelation of military
secrets to a foreign poivor, and that sev
eral aristocratic Polish Indies 1
arrested us accomplices of Colonel
Grimm. There is an unconfirmed ru
mor that he was Immediately shot.