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I'liblUliol Kterr rrlilny.
COTTAGE GROVE. . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week, Presented
In a Condtnitd form, Which It Molt
UVtly to InUrtit Our Mny Readers.
' Cholera Imb broken out nt Manila.
A coal minors' strike in Virginia and
tTost Virginia is prohibit'.
A hardware trust has boon formiHl
with n capital of $30,000,000.
A combino is being formed in New
York which, if completed, will control
tho entiro nickel output of the world.
Tho new Chinese exclusion bill con
tains a clause which will prevent China
from tiarticimtinc in tho St. Louis
Tho Canadian Pacific freight sheds at
Winnipeg were burneil, together with
alt freight records for tho past 22 years.
Tho senate passed tho war revenue
Tho hoiiFO has passed tho rivers and
President Roosevelt will retire Gen.
Miles in tho near future.
Tho bill for tho protection of tho
president has passed tho senate.
Tho anthracite coal miners of Penn
sylvania liavo demanded an eight h"ur
Another delay in tho ratification of
the Danish treaty by tho Danish gov
ernment has been brought about by tho
Large holdings in tho Rock Island
liavo been purchased by tho Harriman
interests and now that road will not Ins
extended to tho coast.
An inventory of Collis P. Hunting
ton's estate shows it to bo worth about
William J. Bryan celebrated his 42d
birthday by moving onto his farm near
Anthracito coal miners of Pennsyl
vania aro on the evo of another strike.
Tho trouble is over tho wage scale.
Governor Brady, of Alaska, has asked
congress to appropriate $100,000 with
which to represent Alaska at tho St.
A resolution has been introduced in
tho fenato thanking Rear Admiral
Kempff for refusing to join tho allied
forces in the bombardment of tho forts
It is understood that tho president is
considering tho appointment of ex-Senator
Wolcott, of Colorado, to succeed
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock,
who will retire from tho cabinet.
Fire on tho Hobokon, N. J., wator
lrunt caused a loss of $1,000,000.
Ex-President Cleveland celebrated
bis C5th birthday on tho 18th inst.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Johnson has resigned onacconut of poor
Joseph II. Stanley lias been offered
tho position of first assistant postmaster
Tho senate is working on tho meas
re for the protection of the president
King Edward has made arrangements
to feed 500,000 of tho poor of London
during coronation week.
Tho state asylum for deaf and dumb
at Jackton, Miss., was totally destroyed
by lire. Loss, $40,000.
Prince Henry has landed on German
The senate has passed the ship sub
The house is working on tho riven
and harbors bill.
In a collision at Milwaukee between
passenger train and street car 10 per
eons were injured.
A life saving crow and seven men it
kad rescued from a stranded vessel were
drowned at Cano Cod.
Two children were burned to death
in a Are at Galena, Kan.
When Flour Was a Dollar a Pound.
Only a few years ago flour sold for $1
a pound in parts of Montana, and other
provisions were higher. Butter readied
$1.75 in Virginia City. When pro
visions were forced too high by specu
Jators, thero was a raid and living
necessities, especially flour, wero taken
to a common dopot and tho "corner"
busted. Those stories, and many oth
ers that afford more pleasant reading,
aro found in Wonderland for 1002,
published by tho Northern Pacific
Railway. This book carries hundreds
of beautiful Wostern scenes in perfect
ly printed illustrations that tho costly
magazines might oe proud of. Bend to
Charles S. Foo, St. Paul, Minn., for
tho book. Ho sends it freo, but 0
cants postago is nocossary.
Governor Taft, testifying boforo tho
bouse insular committee, denied reports
that Filipinos aro cowardly.
Tho Pennsylvania management con
templates a new union station for Chi
cago, to cost, with torminal facilities,
$10,000,000 to $15,000,000.
William Hoey, for many yenrs pen
oral superintendent of the Adams Ex
press Company, committed suicido nt
Now York whilo temporarily insane
REFORMERS BACK OF IT.
Revolution In Southern China It Serious and
Victoria, B.C., March 25. Accord
ing to tho advices received by tho two
Oriental liners which arrived hero to
day, the reformers nro at tho back of
tho big revolution in South China,
which is a widespread Mid serious
movement. Coincidental!)', reports
come from Knnsu and Mongolia, in tho
northwest, of outbreaks fomented by
Tung l'u Union, an ex-Hoxor, aided by
Mongolian princes. The Nnng corre
spondent of tho Shanghai Mercury says
that 10,000 rebels have massed at that
city to move on Kwang Si towns.
From Shanghai conies news of excite
ment over tho decision of Germany to
maintain her garrison there, which
means that Franco, Britain and Japan
will also be obliged to have garrisons
thero, and Shanghai will become an in
ternational garrison town.
The Shanghai Mercury says that bo
fore his death, I.i Hung Cluing surren
dered full privileges to Russia in Man
churia, and tho negotiations now going
on are said to lie a blind to hoodwink
rival powers. The Mercury says that
had I.i not died, his adhesion to Rus
sia's policy would liavo involved China
Anxiety at Washington.
Washington, March 25. Tho situa
tion in Southern China s attracting the
anxiety of the state department olli
cials, who are in no mood to become
again involved in that quarter of the
world. Tho latest advices to the depart
ment from tho seat of trouble were con
tained in a cablegram received here
from United States Consul MeWndo, at
Canton, dated .March 18, saying:
"Viceroy reports rebellion in Kwang Si
almost crushed." This is not borne
out by tho press advices of later date,
hence tho anxietv of the otlicils.
Chinese Rebels Capture a Town.
Hong Kong, March 25. Tho rebels
havo captured tho profectural town of
Kan Chou, in tho province of Kwnng
Tung, and havo seized the arsenal and
granaries. Tho Mandarins of tho garri
son lied and nppoaled'to Canton for re
inforcements. Tho viceroy of Canton
replied that it was impossible further
to deplete t ho Canton garrison, and
urged General Ma to make tho utmost
efforts to put down the rebellion.
STRICKEN FROM THE BILL.
House Committee Rejects Clause Prohibiting
Employment ol Chinese Sailors.
Washington, March 25. By an al
most unanimous vote tho house com
mittee on foreign affairs struck out of
tho Mitcheil-Kahn Chinese exclusion
hill the paragraph prohibiting ships
flying tho American (lag from employ
ing Chinese sailors, under $2,uuu pen
alty for each offense. Ihis provision
lias proved one of tho chief sources of
controversy over tho bill Tho senators
and representatives fiorn tho Pacific
coast states regard this provision as tho
Tho main argument leading to'strik
ing out tho provision was that tho
American ships on the Pacific compete
with English and. Japanese linos, and
that tho latter ships would indirectly
receive a great advantage in continuin;
tho cmplovment of Chinese at $7.50
per month, whereas tho American
ships would Have to pay nhout fail per
month for whito sailors.
Representative Kalin, of California,
lias talked with Speaker Henderson as
to tlio exclusion bill when it readies
tho house mid it is understood that
while Mr. Kahn considers tho sailors'
clause most important, ho will not in
sist upon it to tlio extent of jeopardize
ing the entiro exclusion measure.
Cholera In Manila.
Manila, March 25. Tlio board of
health is making a strong effort to pre
vent tiie spread of cholera. Tiioro have
been 1G cases and 15 deaths among tho
natives in two days, and other natives
aro euspecetd of having contracted tlio
disease. The importation of vegetablo
matter from China is prohibited; in
spection camps aro being established in
every district, and leaflets nro pub
lished advising tho people to boil their
drinking water before using it. Fi
naliy, every one is urged to co-opcrato
in tho destruction of this dangerous en
Will Give Bozeman a Library.
Bozeman, Mont., March 24. Word
has been recoived from Andrew CarnO'
gle, who will lurnlBh Bozeman with a
freo public library, provided tho city is
willing to support tho institution at
not less than $1,500 a yoar. Tho
library is to cost $15,000.
Troopi for Coronation.
New York, March 25. It is stated,
says a London dispatcli to tho Tribune,
that tiioro will bo 2,500 colonial troops
in London for tho coronation. Practi
cally every colony will bo represented
Destroyer Darry Launched,
Philadelphia, March 25. Tho Barry,
tho third of tho series of torpedo boat
destroyors which liavo been built for
tlio United States government by Botio
& Lovay, has been launched. Miss
Charlotte Barnes, a descendant of Com
modore Barry, after whom tho craft is
namod, christened tho boat. Tho little
fighter had steam up whenjjtho launch
ing took place and took a short spin
down tho Dolawuro rivor.
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and financial Happenings ol Int.
portance A Uriel Kevltw of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Ihrlvlng Commonwealth
Latest Market Report.
Coos county Prohibitionists lint
placed a ticket in the Held.
The district convention of Christian
Endeavor societies of Ijiiio anil Douglas
countes will meet in Eugeuo Mivrch 21.
Of the 41 delegates sent to the
Wheeler county Republican convention,
23 aro for Moody and 18 for William
son. Tho Polk county Prohibitionists will
hold a convention in Dallas April 5,
for tho purioso of placing u full county
ticket in tho field.
Tho board of directors of the Florence
school district havo decided to extend
the school term one mouth, making
the closing of seven mouths of school
on April 18.
At tho meeting of the Columbia
county Democrats a full county ticket
was named and a resolution adopted
condemning the action of President
Roosevelt in sending envoys to the cor
onation of King Edward as unpatriotic.
Continued heavy rains in Southern
Oregon have kept an abundant supply
of water in all the ditches, allowing tho
hydraulic placer mining operations to
continue in full blast throughout the
Josephine mining district. It is esti
mated that the output will bo 50 per
cent greater this year than in any sea
Tlio Multnomah county Republican
convention met in Portland March 10.
A legislative ticket and delegates to the
state and congressional conventions
were named, after which adjournment
was taken until March 27, when the
county ticket will be nominated. The
independents had full control of the
The 1000 potato crop in Coos county
lias been nearly all cleaned out.
The Lano county Democrats will hold
their county convention April 5.
Tlio Baker City gas plant is to be
enlarged und improved to meet tho de
mand for gas, which is steadily in
creasing. Primaries for Multnomah county
wero held March 15. Very few Demo
crats voted, as there was no fight among
their forces. In tho Republican ranks
the anti-Simon forces carried tio day.
Tho Polk county Republican conven
tion was held nt Dallas March 15 and
delegates to tho stato and congressional
conventions named and county ollicers
nominated. No action was taken in
regard to the sonatorship.
Tho Republicans of Morrow county
held their convention at Heppner
.March 15 and elected delegates to the
state and congressional convention.
Resolutions wero adopted indorsing
Williamson as United States represen
tative and pledging its delegates to vote
against tho return of Sonator Simon.
Wheat Walla Walla, 04fl5c;
bluestem,f)000Kc; Valley, G5G5h.je..
Barley Feed, $2021.; browing,
$2l21.00 per ton.
Oats No. 1 whito, $1.151.22Ki
gray, $1.10 1.20.
Flour Best grades, $2.803.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.502.80.
Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $21.50; chop,
Hay Timothy, $1213; clover,
$7.608; Oregon wild hoy, $50 per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, $1.10(31.30
percental; ordinary, 7080c per ccn
tal, growers' prices ;sweets, $2.252.50
Butter Creamery, 2530c; dairy.
lHCSzac; store, 130.10c.
Eggs 14c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
LJ4c; Young America, 1415c; fac
tory prices, llKc less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4 .00(9
5.00; hens, $5.000.50 per dozen, HQ
12JSc per pound; springs, ll12c per
pound. $34 per dozen; ducks, $56
per dozen; turkoys, live, 1213c,
dressed, I4luc per pound; goeso, $0Js
057 per dozen.
Mutton Gross, 4c por pound; dress
ed, 7Q37c por pound.
Hogs Gross, 5c; dressed, 067c
Veal 88$ for small; 77JS for
Boef Gross, cows, 3M4c; stcors.
44c; dressed, 0M7Kc por pound.
liops i.'(t$i3c por pound.
Wool Valloy, 1316o; Eastern Ore
gon, 8i24c; mohair, 2121c per
Miss Shaw, of St. Louis, is to paint
tho portrait of Queen Alexandra this
St. Louis fair managors are informed
that King Menolik of Abyssinia may
accept an invitation to visit the expo
sition. Jooph Dovlin, now touring tho
United Statos in tlio interest of the
United Irish League, has boon elected
to tho British parliament frcru North
FAST DYING REVOLT.
Acting (lovernar Wright Say Nlnely.flvt Per
Cent u( the Philippines are Pacllled,
Washington, March 22. Judge
Wright, acting civil governor of tho
Philippines, has written a personal let
ter to General Marcus J. Wright, of
this city, which gives an Interesting In
sight Into tho condition of affairs in tho
"Wo aro so far removed from the
United States," says Governor Wright,
"that I fear tho people at homo get
rather an luadeiuato Idea of tho situa
tion hero. Tho press reports of tho last
month or more, which havo reached uh
here, together with the comments
thereon, seem to indicate that tho gen
eral opinion is that tho whole Islands
aro either blazing with Insurrection or
else that outbreaks aro prevented only
by tho use of troopi on an exteuslo
scale. This Is wholly misleading. Tlio
real truth is that in 05 per cent of tho
terrltoiy of tho islands thero is no in
surrection, and Americans go alHiut
singly and unarmed, with nlxmt as
much safety as they would In a largo
majority t the states at home. There
is a fast-dying Insurrection in two
provinces of the great Island of Luzon,
and in the remote southern Island of
Samar. llc.ro and there in more re
mote sections there uro instances of cat
tle stealing and occasionally murder or
robbery. We are dealing very energet
ically with the lawless clement, anil
the people as u ruloaro rebuilding their
houses where they hnvolieon dostrojod.
"Of course, telegraphic dispatches
generally deal alone in something sen
sational. 1 apprehend that If any one
of us ero in a foreign country and re
ceived only news of what was happen
ing in the United States in police cir
cles wo would get about the same idea
of our own country as many of tlio peo
ple seem to have of this. As to tho
progress wo havo made in tlio last year,
it is tremendous and to mo very en
couraging. Whilo 1 do not look tor the
tn i 1 It'll i u id either hero or elsewhere
speedily, 1 see no rcaon to doubt that
American authority can now ho main
tained without more troops than indi
cated by (iovernnr Tuft. Of course,
wo must utiliro tho native in ml icing
his own country, just as has been done
by Kngland in all her colonies from tho
MISSOURI ICE GORGE.
River Below Is Almost D'y Dynamite Being
Used to Break Up the Jam.
ChntnlK'rlain, S. D., March 21. An
ice gorge which has been forming in
tlio Missouri river at this place for
some time lias reached a jioint which
has earned tho river to overflow tho
lowlnnds for 40 miles up tho river
Tlio ice is packed so tight that the bei
below tho gorge for several miles
almost dry. Dynamite is being used
but without effect up to tho present.
At 11 o'clock tonight tlio water
the Missouri river remains alsiut tho
same as early this morning, showing a
total of 1 1 feet. A gorge has been
formed between Chamlorlain and
American island, diverting the chimin
to tho west side of the island, when
the water and heavy run of the ico is
passing freely. This is very likely to
leave the channel permanently on the
west side of the island, as with an
open channel there, no pressure exists
to clear out tho gorge on tho east side
THE CHINESE REBELLION.
Marshal Su's Entire Command Has Deserted
and Joined the Rebels.
Hong Kong, March 22. Advices
from Canton say it is credibly reported
thero that tho viceroy has received tele
grams from Lung Chin, on tho Annum
border, alleging that tho whole of Mar
shal Su's troops hnvo deserted and
joined tho rebels. If this is truo, say
the advices, it adds to the revolution
ists 20,000 foreign armed mid drilled
troops, capable of defeating any force
tho imperialists can raise.
The telegrnms further say the country
is undoubtedly ripe for rebellion. Rob
beries nro of froipieut occurrence, tlio
long-continued drouth prevents tho
planting of spring rico, and this has led
tho farm laborers to become robbers.
Well informed persons consider i
rolndlion similar to that of tho Tal
No Intention of Surrendering.
London, March 22. A dispatch to
tho Times from Klerksdorp, Trunsvaul
Colony, says that tlio Boors in tho
Western Transvaal aro well snpplied
with guns and ammunition, and havo
unlimited support and n largo amount
of stock; that tholr numbers give them
confidence, whilo tho blockhouse system
lias not yot bcon oxtended enough to
nlarm thorn. What !h possible has
boon dono, continues tlio correspondent,
hut, owing to tho insufficiency of
troops, tho British columns havo been
too small to copo adequately with tho
Boor forces, which oro all composed of
fighting men, without any intention of
The Porte Warned,
London, March 22. In n dispatch
from Vienna, tlio correspondent of tho
Doily Chroniclo says that Great Brit
ain, Austria and Russia hnvo addressed
a noto to Tnrkoy admonishing thoporto
to koop order in Macodonia.
In Honor of Miss Roosevelt.
Wilhoimshavon, March 22. Kmpo-
ror William has directed that n former
torpedo boat, now used as a guard ship
hero, shall ho renamod Alice Roosevelt.
Kit LOSS IN W II MAT
A HALF MILLION ACRES RUINED
UY HARD FROSTS.
Total Damage Is I'.stlmated at Two Millions
A Theoretical Shortage, ol three Million
llushcls In the Pacific Northwest Crop U
the Result of the Cold Wave, but Loss Is
Ollsct by New Acreage.
Portland, March 21. Half a million
acres of winter wheat havo been resown
in Oregon, Washington ami Idaho, tho
result of tho February frosts which
camo down with killing effect on a
tiumlHir of unprotected localities in tlio
three states. Umatilla county alone
was damaged to tho extent of 100,000
acres. Walla Wnlhi county was still
harder hit. Kurcka rial, which pro
duces morn big crops than any other
section In Washington, was practically
all reseeded, and there Is a big winter
wheat district in tlio Palouse that will
this year he planted In spring grain
aftei the fall wheat was wiped out en
tirely or left in such straggling patches
that it was drilled over and roMiwn.
Conflicting reports havo been coining in
from tlio wheat districts since the cold
weather nearly two months ago, hut it
was not until tho piiHt few days of
warmer weather that tlio full extent of
too iiamago was learned, and somo
fields which had apparently come
through tho winter all right are now
In Oregon tin) greater part of the
damage Is confined to Umatilla county,
hut some of tho exposed patches in Mor
row county wornnlso touched sufficient
ly to demand rcsccding of the whole or
a part of the affected farms. Between
Umatilla county mid Kurcka Flat the
damage runs in places us high as 75
er cent. Over toward ('nylon the
damage is lighter, and ns thero Is very
little winter wheat in that vicinity, the
effect will not bo felt. Tho cold wave
swept across Snake river and killed a
lot of wheat on tlio new acreage around
Wnshtucua, then hit tlio high spots
again in tho vicinity of Ilitzville. In
tho heart of tho Paloii'-o around Colfax,
Garfield ami St. John entire fields wero
wipeil out, and tho tor ceutage of dam
ago throughout that section was very
high. It struck the Idaho line south
of Moscow, but tho effect was milder,
tho effect around Gcucsvo being only
aliout 3(1 per cent. The Big Bend es
caped tho frost, except in Isolated cases,
and the damage in that territory from
this cause is liieoiiseipientinl.
The exact effect of this extensive
damage cannot lie determined until har
vest. With a favorable spring wheat
season tho yield on the reseeded ground
may Ih pulled up to nearly the same
figures as would have lioen returned
from tho winter crop. Conservative
men, however, estimate that under the
Is'st circumstances It would not bo safe
to figure on within five bushels per acre
of the yield that win Id have been se
cured from winter wheat. If this ratio
of los should hold for the entire tract
damaged , there will bo a theoretical
shortage of 2,500,000 bushels of wheat.
To this must ho added .11)1), 00(1 bushels
of actual wheat used for rcsccding,
making a total or 3,0110,000 bushels of
wheat lost by the severity of the winter
in February. At present prices this
would represent n loss of approximately
$2,000,0(10. With conditions similar
to those of last season from now on,
thero will still he as much wheat in the
Pacific Northwest as thero was last
year. This is due to the fact that there
is quite a material increase in tho
acreage, there being inoro new land
under cultivation for Isith winter and
spring wheat than over before.
From tlio Big Bend country, which
turned off a wonderful crop last year,
como reports that there is u decided
lack of moisture and there tho condi
tion of tho crop is by no means so good
as it vas a year ago, and it Is feared
that tho lack of moisture can not ho
made up in time to do much good in
pulling the crop up to the proportions
of a yoar ago. In tho Big Bend coun
try thero is more new acreago than in
any other section, and it is on this new
ncreugo that tho railroads aro depend
ing for a stand-off for the poor yield
which now seems Inevitable. The re
seeding in Umatilla and Walla Walla
counties has not been dono under very
favorable circumstoncos, for immedi
ately after tho drills stirred up tho
ground a dry wind swept over tho
country and absorbed considerable
moisture, leaving tlio ground so dry
that tho wheat wiih very'slow in germ
hinting, and will not hnvo a very good
Carnegie Library for Denver,
Denver, March 21. AndrowOnrncglo
has offered to furnish $200,000 for tho
erection of a free public library build
ing in Denver provided tho city will
pledgo itself to provido not less than
$30,000 nnnually for tho support of the
Fire In Piano Factory,
Now York, March 22. Hardmnn,
Peck & Co., piano manufacturers, suf
fered n loss of $300,000, or possibly
moro, by tho destruction tonight by flro
of their plant nt West lorty-oighth
street and tho Nortli River. Tho flro
stnrted from somo unknown causa in
tlio packing room, which is in the throe
story part of tho big factory. There it
quickly spread throughout tho .entire
VALIDITY OF CANAL TITLE.
Mnnrlty and Minority Reports ol the Senate
Washington, March 21. Sonalor
Morgan, from tlio coiunilttco on Isth
mian canals, hits presented to the sen
ate the majority and minority report
of that coinmlttco on the question of
the validity of the title of the now Pan
ama Canal Company and its right to
transfer the Panaina canal property to
the United States for $ 10,000,01)0. The
objections of the majority to the title
held by that company are based largely
on the relations of tho canal company
to tho governments of I rame and Co
lumbia, but the committee also dis
cusses nt length many other phases of
tin question. Among these Is tho rota
tion of the shareholders who suhscrilssl
$200,000,000 to the old Panama nun
pauy, whoso Interests, the report holds,
cannot ho lightly regarded. On this
point the report says:
"Tlio spectacle of the United Stutc
congress authordug the president, as
the agent of our government, to conduct
a trade with such n corporation (the
new Panama Canal Company) without
consulting I ranco as to the claim of In
dependence it (the now Panama Cniiiil
Company) asserts, will lie entirely new
In the history of nations, and its mil
scquciucscnuunt be lightly disrcganlcd.
"Among those is the serious danger
of Hie (hilled States being drawn into
disagreeable relations with a largo nnd
inllucutial Isidy of tlio worthy ssiplu of
Franco, whose fricntUhlp for us as boon
cherished during the entire life of our
republic, and had its origin in magnan
imous sacrifices for our country when
this country was in the travail of its
birth. I'lifiirtUNutely, tho report of
the isthmian canal commission reveal
the fact that tho men who iiiaiht thin
offer are chief among those who de
frauded these (100,000 or 800,0011
Frenchmen of $200,000,000."
Speaking further of tho obligations
id the new company to tho old, tho ich
"If Mr. P.iffol ami his asrociatcH get
$40,000,000 from the American people,
it is well that they are sheltered troin
the claims of those defrauded and de
spoiled bondholders anil stockholders
by the alleged despotism of Fioilfh
courts. They would never esenpo Jus
tice In American courts, and would be
compelled to account for every dollar of
the money to the bondholders, and I"
the st eks hearing interest, before ap
plying any of it to the profits of their
The minority report, which was pre
pared by Senator Kiltrhlgc, completely
upholds the title of tho new Panama
ciiupauy, as will ho soon from tho fol
lowing extract, which constitutes its
opening paragraph :
"The title of the new Panama com
pany to its coucessioiiH and other prop
erty appears from tho facts and docu
ments which have Is-ou laid before tin-siilH-ommlttee
to bo clear and freo from
any complications. For a transfer of
its com essious to tlio United States, the
consent of Colombia is requisite, but
this consent has been given by tho gov
eminent of that country as fully ns it
can now ho given. In case of pun-huso
of the canal by the I'nlted Statos, dif
ferent concessions and different rights
must 1st obtained by treaty Isttwism
this country and Colombia, and such a
treaty would necessarily involve tho
commit of the senate to the transfer lit
the company of its rights and property
on tho ishtmiis to tho 1'nitcd Suites.
Such a treaty Colombia has shown anil
declared its readiness to make. In
every other point, tho right of tho new
Panama Canal Company to transfer its
property to tho United States Is sir
fectly clear. Kvory link in tho chain
of its title, and every step in tho course
by which It became in a position to soil
its property, freo ami clear, is plain nnd
New Clais ol War Vessels.
Iindon, March 21. At the spring
session of tlio institution of naval arch
itects today the president, the Karl of
Glasgow, announced that the admiralty
had decided to create a new class of war
vessels, to bo known as tho scout class,
somewhat alter tho typo of the torpedo
bout destroyer, but of greater sea power.
Turkey Refuses to Pay.
London, March 2. A dispatch to tho
Kxchango Teleuraph Company from
Constantinople suys: "Tho Turkish
government has flatly refused tlio do
marid of tho United States for tho rr
payment of tho sum of money ($72,500)
paid to tho brigands ns a riintom for
Miss Stono and Mine. Tsllka.
St Petersburg Students Sentenced,
fit. Petersburg, March 21. KMitT.
seven of tho persons who wero arrested
hero for rioting havo boon sentenced Ui
thrco months' imprisonment. Tlio
prosecutions of tlio ringleudors are btlll
Rhodes Somewhat Weaker.
Capo Town, March 21 Cecil Rhodes
was slightly weaker this morning. Tho
exceptional coolness of tho weather and
tho freo administration of oxygen con
tributed to tho putiont passing a quint
night. Ho no longer reads. Mr.
Rhodes was much pleased nt tho receipt
of tho messagos of sympathy sent to
him by King Kdward and Queen Alox
andra. Santos-Dumont Accepts,
Paris, Mnrch 21. M. Rantcs-Dumont
has accepted an invitation from tho oltl-
cials of the St. Louis exposition to go
to til. Louis, assist tho authorities in
tho organization of tlio proposed balloon
contests and select n slto on which to
erect a balloon shod for hltmolf. The
aeronaut will sail for Now York on t lie
steamer Dputsclihind April 4. Ho will
not toko a ballon with him.