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COTTAGE GROVE. . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
A Coeiurehenilve Review o( the Important
Happenings o( the Pitt Week, Presented
la Condensed Form, Which It Most
Uktly to Interest Our Many Reader.
The St. Louis fair may bo postponed
Ooeil Rhodes' fortuno amounts to
President Diaz, of Mexico, is plan
ning a visit to tho United States this
Throo men wore killed and tovon
woundod in nn attempt to arrest nn
The bittloshlp Wisconsin is nt San
Francisco aflor a visit to Samoa, Hon
olulu and a uunibor of South American
111m Kllon M. Stone has signed a
ootract for a Fories of 100 lectures, to
bo given in tho principal cities of the
The bill providing a form of govern
ment for tho Philippines will follow the
Ohlncso exclusion bill in tho senate.
After that tho canal measure will bo
The house has begun the considera
tion of the exclusion bill.
Mitcholl made tho opening speech in
tho eenato on the Ohinoso exclusion
The last quarter's imports to tho
United Statos from all tjormany
amounted to $23,780,004, an increase
In an all day fight between part of
General Kitchener's forces and the
forces of Genorals Delarey and Kemp,
the Boers were repulsed. Tho loss was
heavy on both sides.
Tho bulk of Cecil Rhodes' property
is left for education. It provides two
American scholarships at Oxford to
aacb of the present states and territories
of the United States.
The senate has passed the oleomar
The house has passed the sundry
atril appropriation bill.
Secretary of tho Interior Hitchcock
will soon retire from the cabinet.
Abner McKinley denies that he was
connected with the Danish West Indies
Twelve hotels and many sma lor
buildings were burned at Atlantic City,
M. J. Loss, $750,000.
It is hardly probable that tho bill
admitting Oklahoma, Arizona and New
Mexico will be paBseu by the present
session of congress.
The president has appointed Brig
adier General Hughes a major general
and Colonels Burt, De Russy and Sher
idan to be brigadier generals.
Six persons wero burned to doath in
a fire at Johnstown, l a.
The senate will vote on the oleomar
garine bill in a few days.
Tho Northern Pacific blockade in
North Dakota is being raised.
The senate considered the Danish
purchase scandal in tec ret session.
Sixty thousand Chinese are in re
oil ion in southern China provinces.
The German emperor's American
built yacht Meteor III has sailed for
Acting President Schalkburger will
meet the Boer leaders soon and diacusa
Republicans and Democrats each
gained one alderman in the Chicago
Tho transport Sheridan has tailed
from San Francisco for Manila with
1,285 soldiers f the Twenty-ninth in
Flood stluation in Mississippi is
again becoming seriouB.
Twenty-two men were" killed in an
explosion in a Tennessee coal mine.
A six story building in Philadelphia
was entiroly destroyed by fire. Loss,
Dr. Thomas Dunn English is alive,
but his physicians say he may die at
Since the outbreak of cholera at
Manila there have been 90 cases and 70
Tho house committee favorably re
ported the bill for 20 per cent Cuban
The plague situation in India is grow
ing worse. Over 70,000 deaths are re
The senate will take up the Nicara
gua canal bill as soon as it has disposed
i the Chineso exclusion measure.
Floods in tho South caused immense
damage to property.
The loss in Tennessee by the recent
Hood is estimated at $4,000,000.
Joshua Wilbour, United Slates consul
at Dnblin, Ireland, died at Rutherford,
Tho postofflco department has stopped
the fraudulent scheme of a swindler
who advertised, n way to open cash
legisters without koys.
Mrs. Cathorino Soffel, wifo of tho
Pltthsburg warden, has been indicted
on thrco counts, charged with aiding
the Biddies tojescape fiom jail January
STANDS GAVE WAY.
hive SpecUlort Killed and Many Injured at
a Football Game at Glasgow.
Glasgow, April 8. Tho struggle '
the crowds which gathered nt Ibrox
park today to witness tho last interna
tional association footluill contest be
tween teams from England and Scot
land caused tho collapse of a portion of
the spectators' terraces, resulting in
tho death of five persons and the in
jury of 125.
When tho gamo begun 70,000 spec
tators wero on ,tho ground and nn Im
mense crowd hnd gathered outside.
Being unable to g.iin admittance, this
crowd broko down some of the barriers
and swarmed upon the field, whereupon
tho police charged and drove tin in
truders upon the terraces and seats,
with the result that tho railii gi divid
ing tho crowds weio broken and the
people wero thrown over each other.
In tho frantic struggle toward the exits
tho pressure toward tho upper portion
of tho westerly tcrrncowas so great that
100 feet of the highest of the structure
collapsed under the weight of tho crowd
driven upon it, precipitating the mass
of people to the ground, 00 feet below.
Tho injured were piled in heaps,
wedged in with broken wood.
Tho onlookers hesitated to approach
tho dangling structure at first, nut tin
ally began to utilize portions of the
broken barriers as stretchers. A hun
dred of tho most seriously injured wero
carried to tho pavilion ami to spaces in
the rear of tho stands. A majority of
the victims are suffering from broken
ribs and fractured limbs, while some
sustained internal injuries. Those
most severely injured were later re
moved in ambulances to infirmaries,
and the lessor ; sufferers were sent in
cabs to surgeries. Six of the injured
are not likely to recover. A few per
sons wero trampled upon in trying to
escapo from tho crush when the police
charged, but most of the victims sus
tained their injuries m tho fall of tho
THE DANISH TREATY.
Lsndsthing Continues Ih: Debate Without
Copenhagen. April 8. Tho lands-
thing, or upper house, in s-ecrct session
today continued the discussion of the
Danish West Indies treaty for three
hours with no result. The dobato was
heated, and much oxcitement prevailed
among the members. It is hoped that
the meeting of tholandsthing tomorrow
will enable tho house to report its con
A meeting of tho members of the op
position in tho Inndsthing was held to
night and an exciting debate occurred
A majority of those present declared
themselves in favor of tho sale of tho
islands, but demanded that a plcbescito
The opposition press is engaged in n
violent agitation against tho govern
ment. The National Tiderige today an
nounces that the right party of the
landsthing is now in favor of the ces
sion of tho islands to the United States,
if the consent of tho inhabitants of the
islands is obtained.
ANOTHER ROYAL GUEST.
The Prince ol Wales May be Next to Visit the
New York, Aprii 8. High diplo
matic circles here are discussing plans,
believed to be far advanced, for a visit
by the Prince of Wales to tho United
States, eays the London correspondent
of the Times. The administration at
Washingon is officially forwarding the
proposal for the visit, which, it is un
derstood, receives the personal sanction
of King Edward, some of whose coun
eellors urge the acceptance of tho invi
tation as a matter of astute state pol
icy. Kmperor William is considering
an invitation to send tho crown prince
of Germany to America at the same
time, and Franco is expected to tend n
Hat Designs on Tripoli.
London, April 8. A dispatch to tho
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Constantinople announces that the porto
has filed with the Italian ambassador
a complaint, charging that Italian fish
ermen are extensively engaged in land
ing guns on tho coabt of Tripoli and
that Italian officers in disguise aro em
ployed on board sponge boats in taking
soundings and observations.
Tho Trans-Siberian railway gives the
cheapest rates in tho world. It is pos
siblo to buy an emigrant s ticket, cov.
ering 0,000 miles nearly thrco week's
journey for about $3.
This year's record in tho United
States of loss from fire will bo about
$170,000,000. It is estimated that tho
loss in 20 years has been $2,890,000,-
000, of which $17,000,000,000 was cov
ered by insurance.
Tim arnnniiiianf Sim Imrtulnt I vn m nr
of the federal government aro $5,000,
000 a vear. and of tho department of
justice $5,000,000. The expenses of
tho District of Columbia, paid for by
uio leuerai government, aro $7.uuu,uuu
Halifax, N. 8., April 8. The Royal
Canadian regim.ent.of infantry has ol
iintcored for services in South Africa.
Tho offer was mado today by Colonol
White, tho commander of tho regiment,
to tho acting goneral, Colonel Biscoe,
who is in command of tho British
forcos in North America. Tho regiment
s 1.1)00 strong nnd Is now doing garri
son duty in Halifax. Tho offer was
cablod to tho British war ofllco.
NEWS 0E THE STAT i
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF1 OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happening! ol I. a
portance A Uriel Hcvlcw of the Growth
and Improvement! ol the Many Industrie!
Throughout Our thriving Commonwealth
Litest Market Report.
Salem has taken thoproliinlnnry
steps to installation of city light plant.
Tho farmers' cooperative telephone
lino from Echo to Pendleton will bo
completed about May 1.
About half tho telephones in Oregon
City are out of business as the result of
a live electric light wlro dropping on
Tho receipts of state land 'office for
March were $39,885.44, or tho largest
amount received by tho present clerk
for any ouu month.
A contract for 12,000 pounds of tho
1902 hop crop is tho top record in con
tracts at Salem. Quite a number are
reported at 12 cents.
Marion Cunninglinni, nn Oregon
pioneer of 1853, and one of tho most
prominent citizens of Uarrisburg, has
passed away, aged 09 years.
While no price has yet been fixed by
elthoi the fishermen or caiiuerymen it
is generally understood that tho price
will open tho same as last) ear 5 cents
per pound for the smaller fish nnd 0
cents per pound for all over 25 pounds.
Tho clam cannery at Skipanon has
stnrted up for tho season and will ho
kept in operation until late in the fall,
packing about CO cases er day. Indi
cations aro that tho clams on Clatsop
beach aro as plentiful as ever before, if
not more so.
Koguo river valley orchardists have
begun a united nnd determined cam
paign against tho, codling moth.
Thousands of gallons of poison have
been sprayed upon Southern Oregon
trees with tho hope of destroying tho
much dreaded disease, or at least pro
venting it from doing so much harm
this year as it has in tho past.
Tho supremo lodgo of Oregon, A. O.
U. W., will meet in Portland June 10
Oliver Grace, n pioneer of 1843, died
atjna homo at bilverton last week
He was born in 1829.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany has subscribed $ 1 ,000 to the Lowis
and Clark exposition.
The Prohibitionists of Portland and
.Multnomah county have nominated n
city and county ticket.
About 70 teachers from all parts of
Clackamas county attended tho teach'
ers' institute in Oregon City last week
Tho Tillamook County Bank, of Till
amook, has filed articles of incorpora
tion with tho secretary of state. Capi'
Preparations aro being made to in.
creaso the water supply of Tho Dalles
During the summer months the reter
voirs leach n very low stage.
i no retail cicrKs oi isaker Uity are
trying to secure an agreement among
the merchants to cloeo thoir places of
business on Sunday. Most of tho
merchants are willing to agree to such
a proposition, provided it is generally
Wheat Walla Walla, 04c; bluestem,
05c; Valley, 0465c.
Barley Feed, $2021.; brewing,
$21(321.50 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.161.22Mi
Flour Best grades, $2.803.40 por
barrel; graliam, $2.6U2.HU.
Millstuffs Bran, $18 por ton; mid
dlings, $20; shorts, $20; chop,
Hay Timothy, $1213; clover,
$7.608; Oregon wild hay, $60 por
Potatoes Best Burbanks, $1.101.25
per cental; ordinary, 7080c per cen
tal; Early Rose, $1.25150 per cen
tal, growers' prices jsweets, $2.252.60
Butter Creamery, 22K25c; dairy,
1820c; store, 1315c.
Eggs 1314c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
13)c; Young America, 1415c; fac
tory prices, llc less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.C0
4.50; hens, $4.506.50 por dozon, 11
llc per pound;springs,llllc per
pound. $34 per dozen; ducks, $67
per dozen; turkeys, live, 1213c,
dressed, 1410c per pound; geese, $06
7 per dozen.
Mutton Gross, 4c por pound; dress
ed, 77Jc per pound.
Hogs Gross, bfic; dressed, 0$7c
Veal SB for small; for
Beef Gross, cows, 3fi&4o: steers.
44c; dressed, 0)76c per pound.
Jlops lL'GSiac por pound.
Wool Valley, 1315c; Eastern Oro-
gon, 812c; mohair, 2121c per
A health resort for invalid uoMInm if
the regular armv is to 1m estnhlishivl nt
Fort Niobrara, in Nebraska.
Ovorland limited trains are to Ik
provided with telephone eervico while
standing in depots at Chicago, Omaha
and San Francisco.
Tho owner nf n Chlmnn tnnnmnnt
has been Hiied for t2i.00O dnmnona liv
Mrs. John McGinnis, whose two chil
dren wore killed by cower gas and her
own health impaired. '
LEFT TO EDUCATION.
Cecil Rhodes' Fortune lll Found a Large
Number ol Scholarships.
Iionilon, April 7. Tho will of Cecil
Rhodes provides for tho establishment
of colonial scholarships and two Amer
ican scholarships to each of tho present
states, and territories of tho United
States. Tho will ol Mr. Rhodes, also
provides for tlvo scolnrships for stu
doiitM of Gorman birth at Oxford, to ho
nominated by K.nporor Wllllnni, and
commenting on tho bequest, Mr.
Rhodes, in a codicil tolgraphed from
South Africa, said:
"For n good understanding Ivetwocn
England, Germany and tho United
States will secure tho twice of tho
world, nnd educational relations form
the strongest ties."
Mr. Rhodes' will is a remarkable
and voluminous document of morn than
3,500 words. Even this Ih not tho en
tire will, as tho executors only gave out
tho Mrtlons which they consider to lie
of public interest. It was executed in
1899. There is a codicil attache! ou
the day of tho deceased's last departure
from England, nnd another cabled from
CaiKjTonn, which leaves 4,000 vounds
yearly to keep up tho spot in tho Ma
toppo hills whom his remains aro to lie
'buried. The will further directs that
a railroad extension Ih mado into tho
MatopK hills, so that visitors may go
there at tho week end to inspect tho
"majesty and glory of their surround
ings." Mr. Rhodes explicitly savs hois to Ik
buried in nn aperture cut in tho solid
rock, surmounted by n brass tablet
bearing tho words: "Hero llo tho re
mans of Cecil John JMiodos." No one
else iB to bo buried there whohaH nut
deserved well of his country.
Mr. Rootles bequeaths all his landed
property near lluluwayo and Salisbury,
both in Matabelelnml. to trustees, whom
ho directs to cultivate the laud for tho
instruction of the Hoplo of Rhodesia.
His celebrated country place at liroot
si huur, not far from Capo Town, Mr.
Rhodes leave as a residence for tho
"Prime minister of tho fcdurul govern
ment of South Africa." with 1,000
pounds yearly lor its maintenance.
THE BALKAN SITUATION.
Organized Rebellion Among the Servian In
habitants ol Northern Turkey.
London, April 5. A dispatch to tho
Exchange Telegraph Company, from
It is reported that 14 revolutionary
bands crossed tho frontier into Mace
donia during tho past few days. They
wero well armed nnd provisioned.
A party of Turks recently ambushed
200 Bulgarian outlaws in tho mountains
of Kirzu, killing several of tho baud
and capturing tho remainder.
Tho Macedonians are accused of hor
rible atrocities, of which it is hard to
obtain confirmation. It is reported
that they skinned one Turk alive and
stuffed the skin and carried it aliout as
Servians Again Up in Arms.
Vienna, April 5. Tho Noil Frio
PrcHso retorts a serious and organized
rebellion among tho Servian inhabit
ants of tho northern villges of Turkey.
The insurgents are known as tho old
Servian rebels. They aro well armed
and well supplied with ammunition.
A sanguinary encounter has occurred
between them and tho Albanians nt
Kolnshin. Encounters have been re
ported from other places, concludes tho
paper, In winch several men wero
killed or wounded.
Fire Burned (or Twenty Years.
Carbon, Wyo., April 5. Tho llro
that has been smouldering in tho old
No. 2 coal mine of tho Union Pacific
here has broken nut afresh, and n forco
of men is now engaged in walling up
the mouth of tho fun shaft, through
which tho smoko and flames are issu
ing. Aliout 20 years ago a llro started
in No. 2, nnd, lioing unable to gut con
trol of it, the company walled up tho
shaft. At intervals of two or throo
year's tho llro lias broken out in new
places, and for five coiisecutivo years it
burned steadily. The flro has under
mined tho country for a radius of half
Albany, N. Y., April 5. A bill do-
signed to stamp out anarchy in this
stato was signed by Governor Odell dur
ing tho day. It iinposos a penalty of
not inoro than 10 years' imprisonment
or moro than $5,000 fino, or both, on
persons who advocato nnnrchistic doc
trines by speech, writings or othor
wiso. Barbed Ulre Boundary.
Great Falls, Mont., April 7. Word
has reached this city to tho effect that
tho Canadian govornmont has appropri
ated $10,000 to build n barbed wiro
fonro along tho boundary betweon Mon
tana nnd tho Dominion, extending from
St. Mary's lake to tho Sweet Grass
Cabinet Takes It Up.
Washington, April 7. The time of
tho cnbinot today was taken up almost
entiroly with a communication which
tho president has received from tho gov
ernor of Louisiana, protesting ngainst
tho camp alleged to bo maintained in
that state by agents of tho British gov
ernment for tho purpose of supplying
mules nnd teams to tho British army
in South Afrl n. Tho president has
directed nn Investigation into tho facts
and tho law bearing upon tho question.
8ENATOR MITCHELL MAKES THE
' OPENING SPEECH.
Measure It on the Same llatlt at the ex
isting Law Though lit Provision! Arc
Drastic They Are More Liberal In Some
Respects Than Those ol The Geary Act
Which It Is to Replace.
Washington, April 7. Tho senate
has begun tho consideration of tho Chi
nese exclusion bill, Mitcholl making
tho opening speech, llo pointed out
foicefully tho necessity for tho exclu
sion of Chineso laborers, nnd carefully
anil otalsoratoly analyzed tho hill. He
said that it had boon constructed on
tho basis of existing law, in tho light
of experience and of tho decisions of
tho courts. While its provisions wero
drastic, ho said, It was in some respects
morn liberal than tho Geary law.
His speech had been carefully pre
pared and w.is given close attention by
senators. Mitchell, in Ugiuning, said
that tho pulley of Chinese exclusion
had become one of tho great policies of
this country, acquiesced in by nil polit
ical parties, and as tlriuly fixed as the
Monroe doctrine. It is a pulley based
upon tho general welfare, upon tho
principle of protection to American la
bor, and upon tho doctrine ot protec
tion against noxious infection of the in
stitution which constitutes American
civilization. Tho basic principles of
tho pending bill wero embodied in ex
isting legislation, and such additions as
have been proposed wero approved by
oxierlonro and wero in accord with the
decisions of tho courts.
Tho (miners of tho measure had en
deavored to make it us effective as ms.
siblo as a restrictive measure, while
Keeping steadily In view all necessary
means of protection against fraud. An
effort has Isteu made to liberalize these
provisions relating to tho exempted
classes. Nn radical departure was pro
posed from tho statutes now in open
tion, tho bill being a virtual cod i Ilea
tiou of tho existing laws and regulations
concerning the admission to this coun
try of Chineso persons. Tho aim of the
trainers was carefully to avoid anything
which might give Just cause for offense
to tho Chinese empire, and to nn ex
tent, nt least, it was a more liberal
measure, so far as the exempted class
wero concerned, than that which is now
ou tho statute books.
COLOMBIAN REBEL8 L08T.
It May End the War on the Isthmus at a
Panama, Colombia, April 7. Tills
city was tho scene of wild enthusiasm
on the part of tho Conservatives lat
night, when Governor Salazar made
public the following dispatch, received
from President Marrrxpiln:
"Bogota General Gonzales Valencia
has defeated and completelj destroyed
tho armies of Generals Perron Soto and
.Tunis MeAlister. General Uribe-Urlbe,
who invaded Colombian territory via
Medina, in tho department of Boynca,
was also defeated by Goneral Pard-
n in o.
Governor Snlazar informed tho corre
spondent of tho Associated Press that
both victories wero of groat importance,
because they meant pructically tho end
of tho revolution, leaving only tho isth
mus to bo pacified.
Tho governor has received a dispatch
from Caiicu, announcing tho npprnnch
ing departure of 8,000 men from that
department, to begin operations against
the Liberal general, Ilerrera, who will
ho attacked by 10,000 government sol
diers. Should Ilerrera attack Panama,
tho governor said that the LlleralH
would Inso every manthoy had, because
tho (iiitronchments of Panama wero the
strongest over built hero, and could not
bo stormed, except by a very numerous
army, which the Liberals do not pos
sess. Increase Us Capital Stock,
Denver, April 7. Amended articles
of incorporation of tho Denver it North
western Railway Company, which pro
poses to build a new railroad from Den
ver to Salt Loko, huvo been filed. Tho
capital stock is increased to $0,000,000.
Tho route of tho main lino will ho up
South Boulder creek nnd Berthowd pass
to Hot Sulphur Springs. Tho routo
beyond Hot Sulphur Springs is not an
Miss Stone Will Not Lecture.
Now York, April 7. Ellen M. Stono,
tho American missionary, nccording to
tho Tribune's London correspondent,
has definitely docldod not to deliver a
lecture in this country, as her volco
will not stand tho Btrain of public
pponking just yet. Shu will sail from
Liverpool for Now York today. Her
injured knee still gives her trouble.
McKinley fund Contributions.
Cloveland, O., April 7. Judgo Will-
lam R. Day, president of tho McKinley
National Memorial Association, has
mndo a roquost that all contributions to
the memorial fund bo forwarded to
Myron T. Herrick, treasurer, at Clovo-
1 I 1 TIC.. it 1 . . , , , ,
I lanu, muiiy wioiinnuM oi uuiinrs navo
been subscribed by schools and school
.children throughout tho country.
Judgo Day nnnnuncos his dosiro to have
nil thoso collections in tho hands of tho
national treasurer nt an early date.
OIQ HOTELS UUIINEU.
Fire at Atlantic City Destroys Over $7JO.O0
Worth of Properly.
Atlantic Oily, N. J April 4, Twctivo
hotels mid moro than a score of small
buildings adjoining tho board walk,
which Is built along tho ocean edge,
wero destroyed by a llro which swept
tho lieacli front for two long blocks.
Tho loss it Is ltollovod, will uicood
$750,000. In this respect tho oonlU
gratlon Is tho most disastrous that hits
ever vlslled this city. The loss will bu
only partly covered by Insurance, iih the
rate id 5 per cent cluilged by ititurntica
companies ou property here Is regarded
as almost prohibitive.
Fortunately no lives wero sacrificed,
though probably n dozen Jiersons worn
slightly Injured and btirucsl during Win
progress id tho lire.
The origin of the lrei is unknown.
The city tonight Is guarded by a com
any id militia, which was requested by
tho municipal authorities to aid thw
police in the prevention of looting.
About a doren men wero arrested dar
ing tho day for robbery.
I'ho Itio was discovered shortly niter
9 o'clock this morning, mid for ucurly
live hours the Haines raged with inch
violence as to threaten the city with
destruction. All of the burned build
ings wero frame structures, and thu
Haines, fanned by a strong west wind,
sucpt along tho Is'scli front with ulnae
ing rapidity. Tho 1'arltou was soon a
idle of smoldering debris, and the
Haines fed on tho small stores and
Issitbs between Illinois and Kentucky
avenues, until they reaehisl the Strut
ford hotel. Which was soon cnoloxl.
Tho llery tongues leaped to tho Berk
eley, adjoining, mid in a few minute
tho Now Holland, tho llryu Mawr, the
Evard nnd tho Stickuey, all located on
Kentucky avenue, near the InmicIi, wore
diMiiued. Tho local llro department
worked well and willingly, but wen
unable to cope with tho Haines, pud it
was found necessary to send to Phila
delphia anil Camden for aid. The for
mer city sent three engines, and two
ciituo down from Camden. The engine
wero brought hero on two special trains
and they made the run ol nearly 00
miles in 55 minutes. Their preseac'
here was of vast assistance to tho Iocs I
firemen, but it was not until an hour
after their arrival that tho llro could bu
said to bo thoroughly under control.
The local board of Insurance under
writers after a meeting tonight, an
nounced that tho total loss would not
exceed $750,000, and tho loss to insur
ance companies would be about $165,
000. GOVERNMENT-QUILT WAR8HIP8.
Representatives of Labor at the Hearing ol the
Washington, April 3. -Tho plan of
building warships in government jarcU
wns considered by tho house committee
on naval affairs during thu day, a largo
delegation of lalxir representatives be
ing present in support of it. Tho dele
gation included James O'Connell, pres
ident of tho .Machinists' association,
and several shipbuilding exjierta from
Norfolk. Brooklyn and other points
having government yards.
Mr. O'Connell mado the main prrn
cntntion, urging that tho government
had millions invested in plants which
should bu mod for construction as woll
as for repair of warships. When Hep
resenlatlve Dayton suggested that A
mlrnl Bowles, chief of the naval bu
reau of construction, had stated that ho
would not recommend the building ot
ships in covernment yards unless the
navy yard wages wero equalized with
thoso of private yards. Mr. O'Connoll
said the idea of lower wages could not
have been mndo seriously, at a timo
wlion the tendencies wero toward higher
wages. Ho argued that In tho intercut
of the public government construction
would bo beneficial and that inciden
tally tho labor interests would be much
BRITI8H CAMP IN LOUISIANA.
So the Governor ol that Slate Reports to the
Department at Washington.
Chicago, April 3. A specinl to the
Tribune from Now Orleans says:
Governor Heard, of Louisiana, litis
reported to tho stato deportment at
Washington that, in his opinion, tho
British govornmont is maintaining n
military camp within the territory of
tho United States. Tho ramp in uuos-
tloii is tho one located a few miles lie-
low this city for tho trans-shipment of
horses and mules to South Africa, them
to bo used by British soldiers in tl
war against tho Boers.
Several weeks ago Goneral Piorsnn
tho Boor leader, visited tho city nnd
hold a conference) with tho Louisiana
stato officials. Ho created no little
comment by his public declaration that
lie was ready to lead a forco of ormod
mon to attack tho camp. Ho was de
nied permission to do tills.
Several months ago a British steamer
wos badly damaged by on explosion
while it was boing loaded with supplies
for tho British army in South Africa.
It wns cloclnrcd in many qunrtorB nt
tho timo that tho explosion wus the
work of Boor sympathizers, but the
matter was novor investigated.
Boers Old Not Cause Tralnwreck.
London. Anril 3. It lum I, fifltl Clin.
gested that tho train wreck near Bar-
ooruin, 'iransvaal Colony, March .10,
resulting in tho death of 31) foldleri
and tho inlurv of -in nUmm i n
. , , . - "villi V II J 1
of whom belonged to tho Hampshire
i.-kiiiiuih, wus caused ny tiiu Boors, but
jjuri- jviienenor reports thot It wns ne
cldcntnl. Tho train was descending n
etcop grndo whon tho engine and five
trucks (Jumped tho track nnd turned