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Y ambili County Reporter
D. I. AIBURT, Publisher.
M c M innville .................. O regon
1HE NEWS 01 THE WEEK
Vwnpreheniive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns.
The Republicans elected 19 out of 35
sldermen in Chicago.
Admiral Dewey has announced him-
eelf as a candidate for president.
Genreal French has given up his
ehase after the retreating Boers.
Boston is agitating the question of
prohibition of ringing church bells.
The United States building at the
Paris exposition will be closed ou Suu-
Queen Victoria landed at Dublin.
Ireland, her first visit to the island in
A temperance movement has been
inaugurated in Mexico, owing to the
increase of drunkenness.
Admiral Dewey’s collection of curios
and trophies, at hie request, will be
placed in the Smithsonian Institute.
Turkish tower at the Paris expbsition
abstructs the view of the United States
building and Commissioner Peck lias
protested against it.
The Vanderbilts and Morgans now
have plans almost perfected which
will give them absolute control of the
coal supply of America.
Forty-four young men of Thurston,
Or, have petitioned the military board
for the organization of a company of
the National Guard at that place.
The mammoth auditorium in which
the Democratic National convention
was to have beeu held on July 4, was
burned to the ground, entailing a loss
At Logansport, Ind., 150 masked
men blew up two bridges and burned
two toll houses on the Logansport and
Butliugtou pil.e at midnight. The
road is the only pike in the county,
and protests have-been directed against
high toll and the alleged bad condition
of the pike.
The newly organized America!
Match Machine Company, a New Jer
sey corporation, is about to enter into
oompetition with the Diamond Match
Company, known as the match trust.
The new company does not inteud to
confine its attention to the trade of the
United States, but will make a vigor
ous tight for European trade, through
the sale of rights.
W. J. Bryan addressed 10,000 people
at Tacoma, Wash.
War tax will not be reduced at this
session of congress.
The Puerto Rican bill passed ths
senate by a vote of 40 to 81.
The public debt decreased $0,000,000
during the mouth of March.
A bill was passed to throw open
Idaho and Oklahoma Indian lands.
The journeymen plumbers of Indian
apolis have struck, demanding an in
crease iu pay.
The legislative council of Trinidad
has ratified the reciprocity treaty with
the United States.
Aguinaldo is iu Singiqaire. Singa
pore ]>a]>erH mention the fact and pub
lish short interviews with him.
The plasterers of Minneapolis have
been locked out, pending the settle
ment of their dispute as to hours.
Pearl harlair, in the Hawaiian islands,
will be improved and fortified and
made available for naval purposes.
Mexico’s army convicts will be
abolished by the new secretary of war.
Volunteer service is to lie encouraged.
The marine hospital service has sent
an urgeut request to congress for an
appropriation of $500,000 to light
plague iu various seajiort towns.
The casualties in the Philippine war
since January 1, have been: Ameri
cana, NN killed, 108 wounded; insur
gents, 1,420 killed; 1,453 captured.
Greit pre]>arations for war are going
on in Russia. All messages in regard
to movements of troops are censored
and all officers are denied leaves of
The Illinois Brick Company, of Chi
cago. the brick combine of that city,
has tiled with the secretary of state a
certificate of increase of capital stock
from $10,000 to $9,000,000.
The |>arty of scientists under Pro
fessor A. Agassis, who left Sau Fran
cisco several months ago on an expedi
tion to the South Seas, has returned.
Thia scientific expedition went first to
the Pomotos, exploring the northern
part of those islands, a region uever be
fore examined by scientists.
refitting the vessel at Tahiti, the re
mainder of the Society islands, as well
as the Oook, Savage and the islands
of the Tonga group were explored.
After refitting at Suva, the Ellice,
Gilbert and Marshall islands were ex
plored and the island of Guam was
Webster Davis addressed an immense
pro-Boer audience in Washington.
The Copper Stain mine, in Josephine
county, Oregon, was sold for $9,0(10.
Cubans have confi 'ence in General
Gomez and entreat him not to leave the
The Edward T. Smith box factory
at New York, was destroyed by tire;
Ex-Governor Pattison, of Pennsyl
vania, is wanted for vice-president on
the Democratic ticket.
Boers claim to have captured 11 guns
at Bloemfontein waterworks, instead
of seven, as first reported.
Building tradesmen in Indianapolis
have returned to work, their employers
conceding to their demands.
Generals in the Philippines are call
ing for more troops. They cannot hold
the rebels down with the present force.
The Boers have succeeded in cutting
off General Brabant’s two or three
thousand troops from all other British
The 65tn anniversary of the birth of
King Leopold, of Belgium, was appro
priately celebrated throughout the
The British North American and
West Indies squadron is to be increased
by one battleship, two cruisers and
several torpedo boats.
The body of an unknown young man
was found in the Willamette river near
Oregon City, with his head entangled
in a fish net. It is a case of deliberate
II. If. Pitcher, banker of Oakland,
Cal., committed suicide by blowing
hie brains out. Pitcher was trustee of
au estate valued at $600,000. His I
trust was being investigated in court.
The United States supreme court de
cided the case of Grundling vs. the city
of Chicago, involving the validity of
the anti-cigaretto ordinance of that
city. The ordinance was attacked as
unconstitutional. The opinion of Jus
tice Peckham held the ordinance not
to be unconstitutional.
In his addies» at the memorial ser
vices held in memory of the late Dr.
Isaac M. Wise, at Isaiah temple, Dr.
Emil G. Hirsch made an appeal to the
Jewish people of Chicago to raise $500,-
000, which is the amount yet required
to lift the debt on the Jewish Union
College, in Cincinnati. By so doing.
Dr. Ilirseh said, the great work which
was begun by Dr. Wise, and carried
forward by him under difficulties,
could be fully accomplished.
Emily Coglilan, the actress, died at
Stamford, Conn., aged 36 years.
Half the'village of Proctorville, Ohio,
was destroyed by fire. Loss $200,000.
A German scientist has invented a
compound which melts iron iu five
Boe s in Natal are becoming active,
and an engagement with Buller is im
The German flag has been taisyd over
the Samoan islands of Upolu, Manono,
Apolima and Saru.
Captain John Codman, the famou*
advocate of free ships an<l free trade, is
dead at Boston, uged 86.
The statue of Maud Adams will not
be admitted to the Paris expositon be
cause it is a personal exhibit.
At Pittsburg, l’a., a big eight-story
department store was destroyed by tire,
causing a loss of over a $1,000,000.
Another brother of President Steyn,
of Orange Free State, was captured at
Karee Siding, and is now at Bloem'
The squadron of the United States
navy, recently formed in Chinese ;
waters, is to have its headquarters at
Forty people lost their lives at Austin,
Texas, due to an overflow of the Col
orado river. Property destroyed ex
Walter E. Groffe, the defaulting
cashier of the Adams Express Company
at Dayton, Ohio, who left the city
October 6 last, taking with him $3,000
of the corporation’s money, has beeu
arrested in San Francisco.
The sitution in Ashantee is unchang
ed. A CiH'massie runner re|>orts that
all the Ashantee tribes are iu arms, the
king of Bekwal alone remaining loyal.
It is believed that the Ashantee golden
stool has been found and that the rising
is due to the endeavor of the governor |
of the colony. Sir Frederic Mitchell l
Hodgson, to take possession of it.
The American Plate Mirror Company
was chartered at Harrisburg, l’a., with
a capital of $50,000,000.
pany is comjaised of well-known plate
glass men, amt is looked upon as the
beginning of a determined move on the
part of the American plate-glass men
to wrest the trade in this country for 1
plate mirrors from foreign nianu- I
Senator Tillman, from the committee I
on mines and mining, reported the I
Isill providing for the utilization of a |
part of the proceeds of the sales of pub
lic lands in support of schools for min
ing in the public land states.
vides for the appropriation of $10.000
annually for the present in each case
and the gradual increase of the aiuouut
A national congress of mothers is to
Gov. Smith, of Vermont, owns a pri xbe held at Lies Moines, la., May 21-25.
vate locomotive. It is fitted with lnx-
The department of agriculture will
nrioua accommodations for eight pas
plaut 100.000 rubber trees in the Ha
There is a scheme to construct a di
At Lady Lansdowne’s concert in
rect railroad from New York to Chi
cago, saving 300 miles and making London, Mme. Patti is said to have
. worn diamonds worth over $1,(8)0,000.
the distance in 16 hours.
Gen. John J. Elwell, a hero of the
As chairman of the tmard of direc
tors of the New York Central Railroad, civil war, died at Cleveland, O. His
Chauncey Depew draws the snug salary | military service extended from 1861 to
•f $60,000 anuuallv.
DISmOOS FLOOD IN TEXAS
Great Dam at Austin Is Car
THIRTY OR FORTY LIVES LOST
Similar to the Johnstown Di«anter—
Great Lo$l to Property—Part of the
Austin, Apiil 10.—This city is to-
Dight iu pitch darkness, with a raging
river, one mile wide, swollen far be
yond its natural banks, roaring and
surging through all the lower portion
of the town, having spread death and
destruction in its wake.
to the vast loss to property iuterests, it
is calculated that between 30 and 40
lives have been sacrificed, and the re
ports coming in from the tributary
country tonight do not tend to improve
matters. The flood is not unlike the
disastrous Johjistown flood of some
years ago, in that a raging river,
already swollen far beyond its capaci
ty, bore to heavily upon an immense
dam spanning a river, breaking it and
letting loose a reservoir of water 30
miles long, half a mile wide and 60 feet
deep, to aid in carrying destruction
down the valleys of the Colorado river.
The great dam in the Colorado gave
way at noon from the enormous pres
sure of water and debris, and with a
roar and crash swept the valley below
the city, wrecking the immense light
and power plant and drowning eight
Last Wednesday night it began to
rain very hard at this place, the storm
extending north of here along the
watersheds of the Colorado river. The
precipitation continued until this morn
ing, the downfall averaging six inches
within an hour. All this vast quantity
of waver all along the watersheds of
the Colorado river rapidly swelled the
current until at 8 o’clock this morning
the river, which had been rising steadi
ly since last evening, was a raging tor
rent. having risen 40 feet within 10
After daylight this morning it be
came evident that the situation was
serious. The river began to rise so
rapidly that it became evident that
the dam, power house and conteuts,
costing $500,000, were in imminent
danger. To add to the danger of the
situation, small frame bouses, trees and
debris of every description commenced
descending the river, and piled up
against the upper face of the dam.
This weight was augmented every
moment until by 10 o’clock there was
a mass of debris lodged against the
dam which threatened the safety of the
structure. In addition, millions of
gallons of water, muddy from its long
journey, was whirling and plunging to
the 60 foot fall, and it was evident that
no wall could withstand the^immense
Breaking of the Dam.
The crisis came shortly after 11
o’clock, when suddenly, with a leport
like the roar of the ocean, a great
wedge, 25 feet high, 500 feet wide, and
about 8 feet thick, rolled out of the
center section of the dam, down the
face of the 60-foot fall, deep into the
river below. This left a hanging gap
iu the very middle of the dam, through
which the debris and water fiercely
poured, while the flood, already raging,
was threatening everything in its path.
The released water poured into the
power house, catching eight employes
at work there, drowning all of them.
Within a short time all the valleys
to the south and west of Austin were
tilled to overflowing with water, and
the southern portion of the city, tribu
tary to the river, was inundated.
Large crowds collected on the river
banks, and several persons were swept
into the river when the dam broke, but
all were saved by boatmen.
A crowd of white people, numbering
alm nt 30, living just below the dam in
tents, were seen at their habitations'
just before the dam broke and have
not lieen accounted for since.
generally believed that all of them
were swept away.
A family of six negroes living iu the
valley south of the city are known to I
have been drowned.
It is estimated that more than 100 i
houses have been destroyed, and the ,
loss to property will be great. The
breaking of the dam engulfed the old
water company’s plant below the city, j
and it is tonight lying 15 feet under ■
water, while the city is in darkness and .
Caused a Serious Train Wreefc.
Laredo, Tex., April 10.—The north-1
bound passenger train which left here
over the International A- Great North-'
ern railway this morning, was wrecked
bv the spreading of the rails near Two-i
hig, alwint noon. The entire train, ex- J
cept the engine, went into the ditch.
Mail Agent Sobright was serionsly in
jured, and several others seriously hurt.
Further details have not been received
The Rio Grande has come to a stand
at 26 feet, without damage to the
bridges here, but the waterworks ma
chinery-is submerged, and the crops
■ long the river have been destroyed.
ri.no and Organ Factory Burned.
Chicago. April 10.—Fire today partly'
destroyed the piano »nd organ factory'
of the M. S. Schur* Copmany, corner
Morgan aud Superior street». entailing
a lose of $50,000, covet*! by insurance.
The cause is thought to have l>een spon
Captured Valuable Papers aud
Plans From the British.
Brandford, Orange Free State, April
9.—Burghers who are returning from
the scene of the Saunas Post ambuscade
(also referred to as Karre and Korn
Spruit) furnish interesting details of
the occurrence. It appears that when
the first retreating British wagon en
tered the drift the ambuscaders shouted
"Hands np,” removed the officers and
let the cart through. The process was
repeated several times, until the wag
ons arrived in a bunch, when the ruse
was discovered and a disorderly tight
followed. In one cart were two offi
cers, to whom Commandant De wet
shouted “Hands up.” One ot them
obeyed, whereupon the ohter shot his
comrade dead, refused to surrender,
and was immediately shot.
burghers lost three men killed and 110
wounded, including a field cornet.
Among the wounded was Dutch Mllli-
tarv Attache Nix, who received a bul
let in the chest. Altogether the Boers
captured 389 prisoners throughout the
The significance of the battle must
not be underrated. It was fought by a
force of Free Staters, on a flat plain,
aud without shelter. The Free Staters
are now desirous of marchngon Bloem-
fonten, and the Transvaal offices are
anxous to emulate the successes of
their late allies. All the Southern Boer
forces have now formed junctions with
the main Boer army, and form a large
force of veterans. The burghers, who
were prevously short of food, now have
plenty. Commandant Dewet sent the
British guns, wagons and prisoueis to
Perhaps of greater importance than
the victory is the capture of British
secret papers, including maps and
plans of 1897, 1898 and 1899, outlining
elaborate schemes for the invasion of
the Orange Free State and the ,Trans-
vaai, and giving a plan for reaching
Johannesburg from Mafeking along Dr.
Jamieson’s route, amended so as to
Another gives the
plan for a march from Bloemfontein to
Advices from Vienters-
berg, Brieska and Kenhardt show the
colony is full of rebels. The Kenhardt
rebels are marching on Calvinia. and
others are on their way to Fourteen
A dispatch box was found at Sannas
Post containing oaths signed by Free
Staters. The signers have been sent
for in order that the general may ex
plain the invalidity of oaths under
Preakient Steyn’* Speech to the Free
Pretoria, April, 9. — In his speech at
the opening of the Free State Raad,
President Steyn declared that, in spite
of the surrender of Bloemfontein, he
had not lost the hope of the triumph of
the republican cause.
The war, he
said, was forced upon the Transvaal,
and nothing remained for the Orange
Free State but to throw in its lot with
its sitser republic, in accordance with
the terms of the treaty. The war, he
continued, was begun with the objectof
maintaining the independence secured
with the blood of the forefathers of
the nation, aud haff been so successful
tbat'it had caused the greatest wonder
throughout the world, and even to the
After paving a tribute to the memory
of General Joubert, Steyn said the Brit
ish, notwithstanding their overwhelm
ing numbers, were violating the flag ol
truce aud the Red Cross, and he was
compelled to report the matter to the
neutral powers. The president further
remarked that the attempt to create
dissension amoug the burghers by issu
ing proclamations had failed. Refer
ring to the correspondence between the
South African presidents and Lord
Salisbury, Steyn proceeded:
"Not only were those efforts made,
but the republics dispatched deputa
tions to Europe and America to bring
the influence of the neutral powers in
order to secure cessation of bloodshed,
and I greatly desire that these efforts
be crowned with success.”
Roberts Preparing for a Win
AWAITS CLOTHING AND HORSES
In th. Mrantlmr, He Will Raise the
Helge of Mafeking—Boer. Planned a
London, April 11.—Britons are now
beginning, though reluctantly, to real
ize that Lord Roberts is in for a winter
campaign, lasting several months.
This is the end, in a few words, of the
high hopes based upon Lord Roberts’
'brilliant dash to Kimberley and Bloem
Pieparations are being made to hold
Bloemfontein against surprises. Lord
Kitchener has been given an important
duty, being responsible for the protec
tion of the railway while Lord Roberts
is waiting for remounts and winter
clothing for the troops, whose thin cot
ton khaki uniforms and boots are worn
out. General Brabant and General
Gatacre are both at a standstill.
Lord Roberts will probably for some
time confine his operations to clearing
the Free State behind him of raiders
and to the relieving of Mafeking, for
which purpose apparentlj’ the English
division, now arriving at Cape Town,
has been ordered to Kimberley. Lady
Sarah Wilson and other Mafeking cor
respondents send diaries of the doings
there, showing that the Boers have
tried, by abandoning their trenches, to
lure the beseiged out into a mined
ambush. Fortunately, the British en
gineers discovered the mine, cut the
wire communication and unearthed 250
pounds of dynamite aud war gelatine.
What the chances are for an advance
to Pretoria may be judged from the fact
that only from 6,000 to 10,000 horses
are on their way to the Cape, and from
the further fact that the military tail
oring department only within the last
three weeks began making woolen kha
ki uniforms. It is said it will take at
least two months to provide 200,000
Mr. Steyn’s addiess to the Free State
raad at Krocnstad 'is confirmed. The
Fischer-Wolmarens deputation has full
power to negotiate ,or peace, subject
to the laad’s sanction.
Lady Roberts will remain at Cape
Town. The Duke of Westminster, the
Duke of Marlborough and Lord Henry
Caveudish Bentwick have gone to the
Refusal to Recognize It May Tead to
Monterey, Cal., April 11.—A paper
of considerable international import
ance lias just been received from Lon
don by Jacob R. Leese, of this city,
son of the California pioneer, Jacob P.
Leese. The paper is the original grant
from the Mexican government, made in
1863, to Jacob P. Leese and others of
18,000,000 acres of land in Lower Cali
fornia for colonization purposes.
At the time the grant was mad«-,
Mexico was in a state of war, which
continued practically until after the
accension of Diaz to the presidency,
and Leese and his associates found it
difficult to induce colonists to go there.
A further contract was made with the
Mexican government, by which Leese
paid $100,000 for the land upon the
condition that if he failed to colonize
because of the war before the expira
tion of an alloted time, the government
was to return him $50,000 of the
This amount has never been paid,
and it is stated that the Mexican gov
ernment absolutely refuses to recognize
Leese’s claim. J. R. Leese, el<o<t son
of Jacob I’. Leese, received a deed
from his father shortly before the lat
ter’» death, assigning him one-eighth
of the entire 18,000,000 acres, and it is
this, as well as the $50,000, for which
he is fighting. He intends to move at
once through the state department at
Washington for a recognition of his
claim and a restoration of his property
aud that of other heirs.
Washington, April 9.—The house,
after four days ol debate, today passed
the substitute for the senate bill pro
viding for a territorial form of govern
ment for Hawaii. The bill now goes
The most interesting feature of the
days’ proceedings was the attempt of
Hill, of Connecticut, to secure the
adoption of two amendments, one pro
viding for a resident commissioner in
stead of a delegate iu congress, and the
other declaring that nothing in the act
should be interpreted as a pledge of
statehood. Both were overwhelmingly
Seeking Chinese Foothold.
Tacoma, April 11.—The steamer
Monmouthshire brings news that the
commercialista of Japan are agitating
the question of Japan obtaining a foot
hold in Foo Kien province, in Southern
China, opposite Formosa.
The Japan Export Society, founded
by Count Inouyo, has appointed a
committee of influential men to inves
tigate the best method» of increasing
the exports and decreasing- the im
ports. The same society sent one of
its members to Foo Kien, which prov
ince he reports rich in silver, iron, lead
and coal. He recommends that min
ing concessions lie first secured, to be
followed by railroad concessions be
tween Foo Chow and Kiu Kong, 560
miles. The port of Tawanchi, he says,
should be opened to facilitate trade
By order of the empress dowager, two
of the most prominent Chinese reform
ers have been sezied and probably exe
Hot SufHclrut to Keep Filipino In.ur-
Manila, April 11.—Reports of en
counters between the Americans awl
the insurgents continue to arrive from
Ou Friday Captain
Sturgis, while reconnoitering, struck
an insurgent outpost on the Nevaliches
road, five miles distant from Manila,
killing two and capturing 10.
were in full uniform. Unfortunately
Captain Sturgis’ force was not large
enough to pursue the main body.
A detachment of the Forty-second
infantry, while scouting in Laguna
province, was pursued by the insur
gents and obliged to take refuge in a
church at Faeto, where the Americans
repelled the reliels until reinforced.
Lieutenant Gordon, with a company
of the Sixteenth infantry, while scout
ing near Aparri, Cagayan province, en
gaged 250 insurgents.
Gordan was wounded.
The insurgents made a night attack
upon Calbayon, Island of Samai. They
killed the sentry, swarmed into the
town, and seaiched the house of Major
Gilmore, of the Forty-third infantrv,
who was absent. They killed his cook.
Ultimately the Americans drove them
out of the town, killing four and cap
General Young, commanding in
North Luzon, has made several requests
for reinforcements, representing that
his force is inadequate; that the men
ape exhausted by the necessity of con
stant vigilance; that he is unable to
garrison the towns in his jurisdiction;
that the insurgents are returning to the
district and killing the amigos, and
that it is necessary for him to indict
punishment in several sections before
the rainy season shall begin. General
James Bell, who is commanding iu
Southern Luzon, has made similar rep
resentations. He says his forces are
inadequate, and he merely holds a few
towns, without controlling the terri
The president of Samai, province of
Baar, Luzon, and another prominent
native, have been assassinated because
they were known to be friendly to
Americans. The president of another
town has joined the insurgeuts because
they had threatened to kill him if he
Austin, Tex., April 11.—The flood
situation is improved here somewhat
but the reports from points below in
dicate that the full effect of the im
mense volume of water is being felt in
Wharton and Fayette counties, every
thing being inundated and much loss
of property and livestock being re
In Bastrop county the flood has
caused much damage, and something
like 50 washouts and losses of bridges
are reported by the railways. Advices
from the area surrounding the county
seat of Bastrop county are to the effect
that there has been some loss of life
among the farming class, as .thiir
homes were inundated without warn
ing by the tidal wave, but outside of
an unconfirmed report that eight lives
were lost, nothing can be learned.
Jn the southern part of this county
several persons are missing, the num
ber representing a family of six Ital
ians, and two negro families, whose
homes have been washed away The
river is receding rapidly at this point
and aliove, notwithstanding the fact
that another heavy rise was reported
earlv this morning on the Concho, 125
miles north of here.
Reports tonight from La Grande, in
Fayette county, are to the effect that
while much of the lower part of the
town is under water, the property loss
is small. No one is missing.
Senate Rejected the Amendment Pro
viding for Them.
Washington, Aprii 11.—After some
further discussion today, the senate re
jected the sectarian school amendment
to the Indian appropriation bill, offered
by Jones, of Arkansas, by a vote of 30
to 16 As has been the practice for
two or three years, the free homes
measure was offered as an amendment
to the bill, but it was rule«! out on the
joint of order that it was general legis
lation. aud, therefore, not germane to
an appropriation bill. Without divis
ion, the bill was passed. The measure
carries about $9,414,000. An unsuc
cessful effort was made to agree njon a
date for a vote on the resolution rela
tive to the seating of Quay as a senator
from Pennsylvania. The effort will be
renewed tomorrow. During the last
two hours of the session, the Alaskan
civil code bill was under consideration.
An amendment offered by Hausbrough
concerning the title to mining claim?
in the Caj>e Nome district provoked a
This was a dull day in the house.
The agricultural appropriation bill was
under consideration, and was made the
vehicle of considerbale desultory de
bate on irrelevant political todies.
Good progress was made with the bill
after the close of the general debate, 25
out of the 37 pages being covered beiore
De boo, of Kentucky, today gave no
tice that he would move to refer the
credentials of ex-Senator J. C. 8.
Blackburn, as a senator from thakstate.
to committee on privileges and elec
tions. During the greater part of the
session the senate had under considera
tion the Indian appropriation bill.
A Mexican land grant to Jacob
Sullivan. of Mississippi, delivered a
A great many Christians are dead
speech in favor of seating Hon. M. 8. Leese, made in 1863, may cause trouble | wires because some one small part of
the life is switched off from God.
Gold Mlnei I.Aid Off.
War in Colombia Spreading.
Snow Storm in Montana,
(’ripple Creek, Colo., April 9.—Two
hundred miners have l>een laid off at
the Portland mine on acconnt of the
high rates demanded by th. smelters
for the treatment of gold ores.
Kingston, Jamaica, April 11.—Co
lombian advices just received here an
nounce that a rel>el attack is momen
tarily expected at Savanima. It is
added that the place has been prepared
for the expected movement, and that
artillery has been trained so as to com- ■
mand the harbor. At Cartagena, all I
is excitement, owing to the reliela’ sue- ,
ceases, and a large body of government
troops has arrived at Colon to »lengthen
the garrison there.
Bozeman, Mont., April 11.—Snow
has been falling for the past 40 hours,
and there are now nearly two feet on
the level. The storm is the heaviest in
Farming lands needed
snow or rain, and the benefit will lie
Two Nefroei Hanged.
Baxley, Ga , April 9. — King and
Saratoga. N Y., April 10.—The Sana Louis Goasby, colored, who killed Dan
Souci O]*ra House block and the iel Mims, a farmer, and his young
Schaffer building, at Ball-ton, were child near here the night of March 5
burued today. Loes, $150,000.
last, were executed here today.
Saratoga Opera-Houoe Burned.
LONG 8ISY HWEMFONTEIN
Gnnt for Portland Naval Rewerve.
Vallejo, Cal., April 11.—Two three-
inch field guns were sent to Portland.
Or., from Mare island today, to be
used bv the naval nnlitia.