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    Yamliill County Reporter
D. I. ASBl'BT, Fnbllah.r.
ticMINNVILLE
OREGON
III KUS Of TUI WK
O«mpreheii»ive Review of the Import­
ant Happe.»lug« of the Past Week
Culled From the Telegraph Columns.
Bloemfontein is badly in need ot
water.
The total British losses in the Boel
war are now 23,000.
A Texas town in the flooded district
was destroyed by a tornado.
Fishermen testing the Columbia
river near Astoria found but few Chi­
nooks.
The Puerto Rican bill, as amended
by the senate, passed the house by a
vote of 163 to 153.
Admiral Dewey denies the story of
iiis withdrawal as a candidate for presi­
dential nomination.
II. C. Frick will dispose of all his
holdings, something like 116,000,000,
in the Carnegie Company.
An internatonal naval demonstration
will soon take palce at Taku Cin, the
gulf of Pe Chi Li, China.
During a tight with riotous laborers
in New York, one Italian striker was
killed and several wounded.
At the Georgia Populist convention,
(senator Marion Butler, of North Caro­
lina, was denounced as the “chief of
all traitors.*’ '
George W. Hull, an Arizona million­
aire, was arrested in New York on a
charge of perjury in a divorce caw
against bis wife.
Competent authorities estimate that
the wastage of horses monthly by the
British forces in South Africa, must be
calculated at not less than 5,000.
B. C. Bergin, an assayer in the Uni­
ted States mint at San Francisco, has
been arrested for stealing small
amounts of gold daily for months past.
Capitalists of Berlin, through a Chi­
cago firm, have made an offer to pur­
chase the Ferris wheel. The wheel,
which weighs 2,200 tons, will be ship­
ped to Berlin.
In San Francisco, 500 pounds of
plug cut tobacco have been seized in
various local stores by iuteinal revenue
agents, because the packages were in­
sufficiently stamped.
Burglars in Chicago stole diamonds,
jewelry and silverware valued at <40,-
000 from the home of Orrin W. Potter,
the multi-millionaire and ex-presi­
dent of the Illinois Steel Company.
The period of time allowed Spanish
residents in the Philippines to elect
whether they shall remain Spanish sub- [
jecis or adopt the nationality of the ter- '
ritory in which thev reside has expired.
Commodore William K. Mayo, died i
at his homo in Washington, aged 76
years.
General Lee has been appointed to
command the new department of
Havana and l'inard de Rio.
Nicaragua has landed troops in
Columbian territory. The nature of
the movement is not understrsrd.
A 2Jj-year-old child was scalded to
death by falling into a tub of hot water
and lye, near Ashland, Or.
Indians attempted to rescue the
murderers of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Horton,
but were driven oft by Skagway troops.
The United States government denies
the repirt that it has joined with other
powers in threatening to land troops in
China.
A vote on the resolution relative to
the seating of M. 8. Quay as senator
from Penusvlvauia, will be taken on
April 24.
Thomas H. Tongue was renominated
for congressman horn the Second dis­
trict on the first ballot at McMinn­
ville, Or.
Texas and Lousiana, to guard against
bu Ionic plaguo, may establish a quar­
antine against Chinamen coming from
California.
An inventor of thorite has announced
his willingness to sell the government
the right to manufacture the explosive
for <150,000.
The British bark Iranian, which
nailed from New York, November 35,
for Yokohama, lias l>een wrecked on ]
the Japanese coast.
The Building Trades Assembly, of j
Houston, Texas, has ordered a general
•trike in sympathy with the carpenters,
causing 1.500 men to walk out.
Two negro murderers were executed
at Summerville, Texas.
When sen­
tenced Isith asked for a deck of cards,
aud declined the offer ot a Bible.
A minister of Ballard, Cal., near I
Ranta Barlstra, committed suicide by
blowing the top of hie head off with a
shotgun. Temporary insanity was the
cause.
Former Congressman Charles A.
Towne, of Dulnth, Minn , has an­
nounced himself as a candidate (or the
vice-presidential nomination on the i
Democratic ticket.
LATER NEWS.
FRANCE’S GREflI EXPOSITION
Congress will adjourn in June.
The milk trust of Chicago is broken.
War taxes will not be reduced at
¡The Cates Formally Thrown
this session of congress.
Great Biitain will levy a tax on
Open.
mines to pay the expenses of the war.
A burglar entered a saloon in Che­
halis, Wash., and took <500 in silver. THE SHOW IS FAR FROM READY
Four men were killed and several in­
jured in a drunken riot of coal miners Speeches of Preatdent Loubet and Min­
near Johnstown, Pa.
ister Millerand — Completeness and
Extent of American Exhibit«.
Heavy rain and snow storms in the
vicinity of Denver are causing much
delay to railroad traffic.
Paris April 17.—The exposition of
John Hannigan, aged 63, one of the 1900 is open, but it will be at least a
best-known horse trainers in the coun­ month before anything but buildings is
try, died at Mildale, Ky.
to be seen. The day’s ceremonies were
Two Mexican outlaws held up a a peculiar mixture of sumptuous splen-
gambling house in Johnson, Arizona, i dor in the Salle des Fetes, aud wide-
and killed a prominent mining man.
' spread confusion elsewhere. Nothing
Rev. William J. Rutledge, of Jack­ 1 could have execeded the picturesque
sonville, Ill., prominent Methodist 1 stage setting in the beautiful building
minister and originator of the G. A. in which the ceremonies were held, the
gorgeous uniforms of the diplomats and
R., ia dead, aged 86.
soldiers, the splendid orchestra aud
The legislature of Trinidad has re­ chorus and the magnificent effect pro­
jected the offer of Canada for recipro­ duced by the grand staircase, up which
cal trade and adopted the convention President Loubet proceeded to view the
with the United States.
exposition, lined with some 290 picked
Two hundred or 300 families bought men of the Republican guard, with
1,200 acres of land near Eugene, Or., jackboots, white breeches, gleaming
with the intention of dividing it up cuirasses and horse-hair plumes stream­
into 40-acre tracts and working on the ing from shining helmets. At the top
colonization plan.
j of this stairway was a room, the in­
Burglars at Toronto, Ont., dug terior of which could be seen from the
through the nine-inch brick wall of Salle des Fetes, and this was huug with
the vault of St. Simon’s church with priceless gobelins from the Louvre.
crowbars ami picks and stole <1,175, Into this splendid apartment President
. Loubet entered and walked down the
the Easter offering.
avenue to his boat. This part of the
Conditions in famine-stricken India day’s arrangement was perfect, but the
are deplorable. Sixty millions of peo­ rest was chaos.
ple are suffering and 30,000,000 are in | The weather today was luckily all
dire distress, ami only 5,000,000 are . that could be desired. Fourteen thous-
receiving government aid.
[ and guests had been invited to the
In New York. Julius Koster, a brick­ function, and they had, because of the
layer, who had inherited <300,000 fine weaher, only the dust to endure.
from his brother’s estate in Germany, Had the day been wet, the unrolled
was found dead, swinging from a rope paths of the exposition grounds would
in an empty water tank on the roof of have been turned into a mass of mud.
his house. He had been ill, and the The afternoon was a holiday in Paris
sudden change from poverty to riches by general consent, and a host of
affected his mind.
country people crowded into the city
In New York, a school of voice cul­ to swell the multitudes, who from an
ture was begun on a portentious scale early hour serged in the direction of the
at Carnegie Hall, under the direction 1 exposition and took up positions along
of Giacomo Minkowsky, called the the route of the presidential procession
Metropolitan School of Voice and Sing­ | and at the approaches to the grounds.
The immense number of guests prac­
ing. Edouard de Reezke and Mme.
Nordlca will give scholarships to the tically swept the central streets clean
best gifted pupils under Minowsky. j of cabs, of which an unbroken stream,
Maurice Grau and Andrew A. McCor­ several deep, drifted slowly toward the
mick are lending their influence. Min­ gates between noon and 2:30 P. M.
Drifted is the correct expression for the
kowsky is a composer of note.
The Paris exposition was formally rate of progress, because the traffic ar­
rangements were so inadequate that
opened.
hundreds of vehicles did not reach the
Filipinos are again active near exposition at all. and the occupants
Manila.
were either left stranded en route or
One man was killed and a boy fatal­ were obliged to abandon their carriages
ly injured in a <400,000 fire which oc­ and proceed on foot. This was the ex­
pedient ordinarily adopted, even by
curred in Brooklyn.
During a fire in a coal mine near ' several members of the diplomatic
Pittsburg, Pa., one man perished and ' corps and two gorgeously attired offi­
cials of the Chinese embassy, after
two others in the pit escaped.
hastily walking several blocks, arrived
During the siege of Ladysmith, Gen­ in the Salle des Fetes just in time to
eral White’s total losses from all hear the cheering at the conclusion of
causes were 169 otlicers mid 3,163 men. the ceremony.
British people insist on a change in
TROOPS CALLED OUT.
the army service, owing to the unsatis­
factory conduct of the campaign against
To SuppreNA Italian Strikers at Croton
the Boers.
Landing.
Three men are said to have found
Croton Landing, N. Y., April 17.—
gold in quartz formation within two
miles of Joplin, Mo., which assays <40 While everything is quiet and peaceful
in the neighborhood of the Cornell dam
to <80 a ton.
tonight, nearly 300 armed deputies are
A Chinaman, possessing documents guarding the works, and each one of
bearing the seal of the court of Peking, them is guessing as to what tomorrow
identifying him as enqieior, was arrest­ may bring forth. The striking Italian
ed at Wu Chang.
laborers, whose homes are in the vicin­
The University of Edinburgh, Scot­ ity of the works, are behaving them­
But underneath
land, conferred the degree of LL D. on selves excellently.
Joseph H. Choate, United States am­ their assumed quiet there is stubborn
resolve not to go back to work nor let
bassador to Great Britain.
any
outsiders take their places until
At New York, 5,000 cigarmakers,
etnploved by six of the largest firms in the contractors agree to pay the in­
that city, have been locked out.
No crease of wages demanded. Strenous
efforts are being made by Italian Con­
reason is given for the action.
sul Branchi to bring about a settlement
Rufus Wright, a millionaire and of the difficulty. The strikers are very
treasurer of the firm of Morgan & determined in their demands, and swear
Wright, bicycle tire manufacturers, that if outside labor is brought here
was fatally shot by a woman in Chicago. they will fight tooth and nail to prevent
The cruisers Detroit and Matblehead ». Angelo Rotella, who is the recog­
and gunlsiats Bennington and Concord nized leader of the strikers, said today:
“This is a fight to a finish. We earn
have been ordered out of commission,
owing to the lack of a sufficient number more money than we are receiving, and
the contractors must pay us for our
of otlicers.
The Chinese government has sent work. The state should protect us,
7,000 troops to Shan Ting to suppress and, instead of sending deputies and
the “Boxers.” However, it is notori­ soldiers to help the bosses, they should
ous that the majority of the troops are compel them to treat us rightfully. If
the bosses attempt to bring the other
members of the same society.
laliorers here we shall prevent any work
The transport Lake Erie, with up­ beiug done, and if the military comes
wards of 500 Transvaal prisoners, in­ to help them, then we will fight the
cluding French, German and Russian soldiers.”
members of the foreign legion, captured
at Boshof, sailed from Cape Town for
Attempted Murder and Suicide.
St. Helena.
Carbondale, Hl., April 16.—Gus
The trial of Perico Pipin, who re­ Young, a prominent young man of
cently led a small uprising against the Murphysboro, shot and wounded Miss
government of Sauto Domingo, has Kate Van Clooater and then blew out
ended with the conviction of tbe pris­ his brains in a temporary fit of jeal­
oner, who was sentenced to 20 years’ ousy. Young was a real estate man
imprisonment and to pay a tine of <30,- anil the lady was a member of one of
the best families of Southern Illinois.
000 in gold.
She will recover.
Mrs. Kruger, wife of Oom Paul, on
lining interviewed, said that she trust­
Tornado*« Work In Teian Town.
ed God would soon stop the merciless
Dallas, Tex., April 17. — A social to
bloodshe I, but that the republic would
be victoriously defended, even if Pre­ the News from Royse, Tex., dated April
toria were finally taken.
She added 16. says:
“A tornado struck this place at mid­
that she had hud' in the field 33 graud-
sons, two of whom were killed, tour night, aud it is believed that several
Eight houses
eons, six sons-in-law, and numerous lives have l>een lost.
were wrecked, and at this hour the
other relatives. ”
greatest excitement prevails.
At a meeting o( the De Beers com-
Great Britain's naval estimates
pmiv Cecil Rhodes said annual profits
•mount to £30,000,000.
of diamond mines in Kimberley are
Buffalo Bill says 30.000 Mormons <10,000,000.
from Salt Lake will found a city in
Public sentiment in England insists
Wyoming.
upon absolute supremacy of Great Brit­
Steamer Prairie, with American ex­ ain in the Boer states after the war's
hibits for the Pan. exposition, has end,
arrived at Havre.
A private cablegram from Port of
It costa <4,400,000 a year to main­ Spain, Venezuela, says the British con­
tain the 34 royal palaces of Emperor sul at Bolivar, named Lyons, has been
William throughout the Germa» ' assassinated
i
ritchrr Purchn«f»d for •TAO.
Kansas City April, 17.—Manager
Manning, of the Blues, has closed a
deal with Pittsburg ior Pitcher Chum­
my Gray, formerly of Buffalo, purchas­
ing him for <750,
Chile Importing Wheat.
Santiago de Chile, via Galveston,
Tex., April 17.—In consequence of th*
p«x>r crope, wheat prices are advancing,
and the situation will allow large im­
portations from California
I CHINESE
REIGN
OF
GAS
TERROR.
On*
Powerful Viceroys Protest to the Em­
press DowHgvr.
Shanghai, April 16.—A full account
has been received here of the meeting
on March 5 at Peking between the em­
press dowager and the grand council.
Protests were read from the viceroys
aud governors of nine of the 18 prov­
inces against the policy of the empress
dowager. These officials are the great­
est provincial authorities in China.
They declared unitedly that, if the em­
press dowager persists in persecuting
the reformers and continuing her reigu
of terror policy, the Chinese under
them will rebel against the Manchus.
The viceroy at Nanking says he haB
140,000 lluuauese troops who are anx­
ious to fight the Manchus, aud he fears
he cannot control them. The vice­
roys who united in this remarkable step
represent the provinces of Kiang-Su,
Anhui, Kiaugsi, Hunan, Hupeh, Che­
kiang, Fookien, Quangsi aud Kwaug-
tung, with an aggregate population of
180,000,000.
Until this protest had been made,
the dowager empress bail been having
things quite her own way. Though
she has desisted from her purpose to set'
up a new emperor, yet her wrath to­
wards those who opposed her has shown
no abatement. It is unbounded. Kin
Lien-Shan has been captured in the
Portugese colony of Macao, off the
South China coast, by Li Hung Chang’s
detectives. Mr. Kin fled from Shang- I
bai last month. He is the manager of
the national system of telegraphs in
China, and headed the petition signed
by 1,200 notables against setting up a
new emperor.
Probably he will be
decapitated.
An English law firm
here has been retained to defend him.
The government has trumped up
charges of defalcation against Mr. Kin,
who is really a very able and enlight­
ened man.
On March 1 instructions were wired
from Peking to Soo Chow, capital of
Kiaug-Su, to arrest and put to death
the reformers Weng T’Ung-Ho and
Shen Pong. These men had been in
very important positions in Peking,
but were easily captured in Soo Chow.
The chief reformer. Kang Yu Wei, has
fled to Singapore. The empress dow­
ager has offered <100,000 for his body,
dead or alive.
It is said that there is an official
list, prepared by the Peking govern­
ment, of the names of 300 reformers
who are proscribed. A special list of
over 35 names exists of those who are
to be killed as soon as they are cap­
tured.
BUILDING
COLLAPSED.
Three Person« Killed and
Number In­
jured in a i’ittMbui'g Accident.
Pittsburg, April 14.—Without warn­
ing aud with a rush and a roar, the
four-story brick building at the corner
of Second avenue and Wood street col­
lapsed today, burying in its ruins a I
number of people, three of whom were |
taken out dead, five were badly hurt,
and several others slightly injured.
The building was occupied by the
Armstrong, McKelvy Lead & Oil Com­
pany. It. was lasing remodeled by Con­
tractors McGovern and Lyte, who were
converting the lower floors of the comer
store and that next door into one large
room. About 48 feet of the middle
partition had been removed, and steel
girders, supported by heavy iron posts,
were in place, ami the finishing touches
were being put on the remodeled work.
The firm this morning began the trans­
fer of its stock from one room to tin
other, and apparently centralized the
heavy weight of the leads and oils about
the middle of the structure. The col­
lapse began by the second floor break­
ing through, carrying with it the two
floors above, making a breach from top
to bottom through the center of the
building.
The fact that the rear portion of th«
building on Second avenue did not col­
lapse saved many lives. It was in that
part of the building that the offices
were located, in which there were about
10 persons. Those who were in th«
rear portion of the building heard the
crash and ran out of the side door into
Second avenue and escaped. The loss
of the firm will be about <40,000.
Maahona In More Trouble.
Cape Town, April 16.—The admiral
in charge of the British fleet in these
waters has refused to permit the Brit­
ish steamer Mashona, Captain John- '
ston, to proceed beyond Durban. The
agents of the vessel announce that the
cargo destined for Delagoa bay will be
landed at Durban.
The British gunboat Partridge on i
Deceml»er 8 captured the steamer Ma- 1
shona, which had sailed from New
York, November 3. via St. Vincent, ]
November 6, for Algoa bay, loaded i
with flour for the Transvaal. The ves- 1
sei and the foodstuffs were subsequently 1
released on bond and the prize court on
March 13 rendered a verdict that a
portion of the cargo was condemned,
but that the steamer was formally
released.
Attacked the Garrison
Batoo, North llocos.
at
REPULSED WITH A LOSS OF 106
Captain Dodd*« Cavalry Force Sur­
rounded a Village Capturing Many
Prisoner»—Report of a Gold Find.
Manila, April 18.—General Young
,-eportB that 300 insurgent riflemen and
bolomen attacked th» American garri­
son at Batoo, province of North 1 locos,
yesterday, bnt were repulsed, losing
106 men.
The Americans had no
casualties.
Captain Dodd, with a squadron of
the Third cavalry, recently surrounded
a village in Union province, and sur­
prised 200 insurgents living in bar­
racks, it apparently being the recruit­
ing center for the province.
The
enemy lost 53 men killed. Our troops
also captured 44 men and burned the
village. One American was wounded.
Gold in Luzon.
San Francisco, April 18.—The trans­
port Tartar, which arrived Saturday
afternoon from Manila, was released
from quarantine today.
The Tartar
brought advices from the Philippines
up to March 6. One of the reports
from Manila is that William Odun,
who is spoken of as a miner of large
experience, has returned from a pros­
pecting trip on the distant coast of
Vigan. He showed rich specimens’ of
gold, and declared that he had located
a ledge of quartz as rich as anything in
Colorado or California. He is organiz­
ing a company of ex-soldiers, and will
go into the mountain districts of Vigan
to secure claims. In an interview in
the Manila Freedom, Odun says:
“Nev ir before did I see such indica­
tions of mineral wealth. I have trav­
eled from the Klondike to South
Africa, and I am convinced that there
is not a much richer mineral country
in the world than the Island of
Luzon.”
6TEEL
Labor
PLANTS
SHUT
Trouble« In Building
Given as the Reason.
DOWN.
Trade«
Chicago, April 18.—Labor troubles
in the building, trades are stated by
President John W. Lambert, of the
American Steel & Wire Company, as
reasons for orders issued today for the
closing down of all the plants of the
couoi rn in the vicinity of Chicago aud
those of Joliet, 111., excepting the
Rockdale mill aud the extensive plant
at Anderson, Ind. Twelve plants were
ordered closed. Thousands of skilled
workmen were temporarily suspended
by the action of the wire magnates.
President Lambert said: "Labor trou­
bles are at the bottom of it. Our
market has been destroyed by the stop­
ping of buidling labor, and we ha e
had to shut down until the accumulated
stock is sold.”
New York, April 18.—John W.
Gates, president of the American Steel
& Wire Company, was seen today in
reference to a dispatch from the West
which stated that a number of con­
stituents concerned in the main com­
pany had suspended operations.
He
confirmed the statement, and said that
12 of the mills have been shut down.
They are located at Pittsburg, Cleve­
land, Joliet, Waukegan, Ill.; De Kalb,
Ill.; Newcastle, Ind., and Anderson,
Ind. Mr. Gates said the cause of the
closing down of the mills was over­
production. He said he was unable to
state when the mills would resume
operations. When asked for h's view
as to the trade situation and outlook,
Mr. Gates stated that the shut-down of
the mills was the best evidence of the
current situation. Mr. Gates made
another statement later, in which he
said the 12 mills which had been
closed had a daily capacity of from
3,000 to 4,000 tons. It is said as
many as 4,000 men, boys and girls will
be affected by the shut-down.
Pittsburg, April 18.—The American
Steel & Wire Company’s mills closed
in this district include those at New­
castle, Rraddock, and the Oliver mill,
on the South Side, Pittsburg. It is
estimated that about 2,000 men are
affected in this section.
Rain In Mi«(*ii*aip|>i.
Bombay, April 14.— Plague riots :
have taken place at Cownpore, where
the segregation camp has l>een destroyed
and 10 )K*rsous have been killed. The
rioters killed live constables and threw
their bodies into the burning camp, j
Order is uow restored, but all business |
is suspended and the populace is sul- |
len. Troop* ami volunteers are patrol- '
ling the city, guarding the mills and
factories.
Meridian, Miss., April 18 —Seven
inches of rain has fallen in this city
and vicinity since yesterday. The
damage by high water will reach up­
wards of <200,000, and two fatalities
have been reported. This city is sur­
rounded on three sides by a vast ex­
panse of water, and all trains are in­
definitely delayed by disastrous wash­
outs. Recently planted crops in the
lowlands in a radius of 10 miles are
under water, and citizens in flooded
districts have fled to the highlands for
safety.
The dam of the Meridian
Waterworks Company reservoir gave
way this afternoon, and the damage will
reach <10,000. Two negro boys who
attempted to cross SowMhie creek,
east of the city, this afternoon, were
drowned. The rain is still falling in
torrents.
The storm is general
throughout the state, an-1 railway traf­
fic is generally suspended, owing to
washouts in all directions.
Ckleaga Tailors Will Fight.
Anti-Lynching Law Invalid.
Plague Riots in India.
Chicago, April 16.—A secret meet­
ing of the Merchant Tailors & Drapers'
Exchange was held last night. When
the meeting broke op it was announced
that the memlen of the exchange were
opposed to receding in any particular
from the stand taken in the ‘fight with
the Journeymen Tailors’ Union in their
demand for the back shop system.
Columbus, O., April 18.—The su­
preme covwt today declared that the
anti-lynching law is unconstitutional.
The law proi ides that the heirs of any
person who is lynched may collect <5,-
000 from the commissioner in the
1 county in which the affair occurs.
The decision was rendered in the cases
of Click Mitchell, haneed by a mob at
The fire of genius is frequently ex- | Urbana, and J. W. Caldwell, who was
.tinguished by having cold water poured •hot and beaten by strikers at Cleve­
on it.—Chicago Daily News.
. land.
MAIN
EXPLODED.
Man Instantly ~ Kill.«! and
l-robably Fatally Injured.
Fl»»
Logansport, Ind., April 18.—Too
much pressure and a piece oi defective
gas pipe in the mains of the Chicago
Pipe Line Company at a joint four
miles southeast of here was the cause
of a terrific explosion today, in which
Michael Ellison, Jr., was instantly
killed, and five other men teceived in­
juries from which it is doubtful if they
will recover. Twelve men wer» in the
trench repairing a leak in a 10-incn.
main, from which the gas had been
transferred to an eight-inch main near
it. The men were around a “T” oil
the eight-inch main, and Ellison was
stooping over it when the pipe explod­
ed. He was found 150 feet away, his
lames broken and having probably met
instant death. George Morrison, in
charge of the work, was sent sprawling
on the ground 30 feet away, with gravel
and dirt blown into his skin, his body
wrenched, aud his clothes torn and tat­
tered. Will Briggs inhaled gas and
was taken home unconscious. Threo
laborers were knocked down and
bruised in a frightful manner. The-
rest of the men escaped with alight in­
juries from flying dirt and rock. The
“T” weighs 1.000 pounds, and it was
.carried a distance of 50 feet. The ex­
plosion tore the ground for a distance
of 400 feet, and was heard for miles,,
besides the heavy jar.
NATAL
BOERS
MOVING.
Natives Report They Have Left Eland'»
Laagte District.
London, April 18.—A Ladysmith
special, dated April 16, says that
natives report that the Boers in Eland’s
Laagte have retired beyond Biggars-
berg. This information tends to con­
firm the report that the Boers blew u;»
three important colliers, near Wessel’s
Nek, completely destroying the same.
A Cape Town dispatch says nearly
3,000 horses have landed there since-
April 13, which indicates that every
effort is being made to remedy a great
defect in the British organization.
The chief Boer delegate, Fisher, ao-
companied by Dr. Leyds, visited the-
president of the Dutch cabinet today at
The Hague, but the doings of the dele­
gates create little speculation in Eng­
land .
Frederick Villiers, the veteran war
correspon-lent, who arrived at South­
ampton today from the front, said lie
believed that the worst of the war is­
over, but that guerrilla warfare will
continue for some time.
A bulletin issued at Pietoria, April
13, reports that the burghers captured
500 slaughtered oxen at Wepener, and
that General Froneman that day de­
feated the British, causing them to fly
in the direction of Wolverjxirt, appar­
ently over the Orange river.
Troop» Are on Hand.
Groton Landing, N. Y., April 18.—
The first bloodshed as the outcome of"
the strike at the Cornell dam was the
life blood of Sergeant Robert Douglass,
of the Eleventh separate company, of
Mount Vernon, who was shot dead by
an unknown assassin while he was re­
lieving guard at 8:50 o’clock last night.
The wildest excitement prevailed
troughout the camp as soon as the news
of the assassination spread to the differ­
ent tents, and the soldiers are frantic
over the crime. The point where the
sergeant fell is known as Post 10.
which was in charge of Corporal Mc­
Dowell. I-t is situated on top of the
hill, near Little Italy, where armed
strikeis were seen drilling or marching
about early this morning, brandishing
rifles ami shotguns. The spot is high,
over the huge pile of masonry, and
from it one can command a view of the
country on each side up and down th*
Croton valley.
Negro Shot Into a Crowd.
Indianafiolis, Ind., April 17.—A
colored man riding a bicycle shot into
a crowd of 20 boys in West Indianapolia
this afternoon, wounding Clarence Vort
in the hip ami George («older in the
thigh. Both are seriously wounded.
As the colored man was passing the
crowd they began to chaff him and he
fired. He then rode away, pursued by
an infnriated mob of 100 people, who
threw bricks, stones and clubs at him.
but failed to overtake him. Cries of
“lynch him” were heard on all sides.
The man is said to have had another
difficulty in the same vicinity about a
month ago, and at that time threatened
to shoot. The police failed to locate
the negro.
French Church Burned.
Paris, April 18.—The historic church
of Notre Dame des Vortus, in the out­
skirts of Paris, was entered Sunday
evening or Monday morning by van­
dals, who, after pillaging it, set it on
fire. Several firemen were badly in­
jured by burning brands. The interior
of the chnrch was found in a state of
great disorder, ami the communion ves­
sels are believed to have been stolen,
unless they are buried in the debris.
One of the huge bells fell into the
sacristy and three others through a roof
into the organ. Three men were seen
leaving the church just after the fire
was discovered.
Kan«»« City Carp.nter«' Strike.
Kansas City, April 18.—Slightly
over 400 union carpenters went on
strike today for in increase of wages
to 37 •« cent« an hour. The contract­
ors offered 35 cents, but it was rejected
by the men.
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 18.—A
through freight train on the Southern
railway struck a mule and was
wrecked while running at full speed
near Huntsville, Ala., while going
down a steep embankment. The
freight cars crowded upon the over­
turned engine ami suffocated and
crushed to death in the cab both Engi­
neer Percy Aruf-trong and Fireman O«-
lonte, who had stuck to their poets.
Five of the train crew were seriously
injured.