g -ISSUED IN.. o g SEMI-WEEKLY 3ECTC0NS J J .EACH.. t TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. J t- ' " -J 1 o oooooooooodocoooooooo VOL. 4fJ. NO. 3. SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 0, 1900. SECOND SECTTON EIGHT PAGES v y i 1! I J ! ! .(jJ ivIUilyli'J 4:11 LlAili IS IN PURSUIT British I Cavalry After the BoeiArmjv Kepublics jMake Peace Overtures. Terra Not Considered Satisfactory In Loudon 4 Kroner Delivers a Sermon In Bloemfonteini I LONDON, March 9 -(Friday, 4:15 a. m.j. ine ISors appear tot have ojade no stand whatever, except that. while in retreat. they twice repulsed General French I cava! r with rifle fire. As no report ha 4een made of the capture f prisoners, the-eriemy prob ably pot away wkli rlkir entire force. General French iis still following rhem, am! keeping: hefcwfecn them and Bloem fonteini J ''" i " The evacuation1 of the northern dis tricts of Cape Colony is no w nearly nnnp!rt. Tlw J$ritih are in posses sion; tf the railr ad crossings." Military; critics comment on the dis couraging news rom 'Mafeking. Col onel Uadcn-PowL-lI seem to be in K rave need of cutside help, otherwise le would not hallow the correspond ents to send -out information respect ing the distress of rhe garrison.. Tlic je-adi ii!mcn oi some higher, com mands is taking place. General White is to k to Slorinberg to take supreme command f General Garacre's divis ioa anil the: tenth division now in pro gress cf formation, which will be un der the immediate command of Gener al Hunter, Sir Gxorge Vhks chief of staff. : - The Daily News makes the follow ing announce nKfiit: "ft was r:imrcd .in London yester day, and we haj-e some reason foi he- the two republks made informal and unofficial vrtTs of nc"ace on the nr- cedkiK dayj LTpfortunately the condi tion suggested) were of such a char acter as to; prctludc the possibility of their leading to any result. Terms, which might hive been' gladly acccpt- ,ed bcio-rc thei wfar, in order (to avert it. arc ' iinoossibltr iaftcr the . war. with all hr sacrifices it! has entailfd." j i ; j - I AT LADYSMITH. Tjadysm'th, March 8. The Boers are entrenching at f Biggersberg. Scouts report that alt Natal Dutch farmers 1iave tied from the surrounding coun try. ' i' I : : f NOT DISCOURAGED. Pretoria. March 8. Secretary of State (Rett has issued a -war bulletin. saying the! Boers are not discouraged by the rcvcres ami will hgM to the death. Gererat Dewct is'now in com- maTKl of the Boers north or"the Modder river. PreKidtnt Kroger has gone to B'oemfonteiit. presumably to settle the difference! letwcn the Transvaalers and the : Free Staters, A special dispatch frm Bloemtontein .says that President Kruger, address ing a crowd oi people, said : " "Although CJod is testing ourj eo i!e, my mrsorraL opinion is that the limit of t lie test is nearly reached. If the rcoiIe are sustained by faith in the time of adversity, God' will toon turn the tide m oiir favor. .If we have strong fa it 1 1 in God. he will surely de liver j The liml of deliverance of 'Men times is! the same God now." The fpecoh of the venerable ; presi dfrt broi?ht tears ti the eyes of men anl womcit a:;fce.' .- 4i ' Fighting is 'proceeding at Mafeking. All- outside1 forts, except one, have Ik tii taken by the Boers. WA? A 55t!f"F.5v5iL . Osronteiln, -March 7. 'Lord Roberts ntovcmcnr today again surprised, out witted and ott-maneuvered tle Bcrs, w?xj tied alntost wiwiout nnng a snoi. The nlani of ! latt'e was as follows: tlrnn r"r!vtit1 'division' extended along the! north bank; General Tucker held the center reserve, and the Guards origade had the center advance; Gen- ... . .... 1 era! Keiiy-Kenny s oiyion was oraer ed to nnke a 1uige flanking movement on the Bert kit. iolkwii;r General t'rii-h who was instructed ! swing arond the rear. Every movement i4 admirably executed and entirely sneccssful; When ' 4at seen General French was pursuing! flic enemy vig r.iV i If i t4 mated the Boers number 14.000, all of whom arc now in . a . ... I 1- DENIED BY HARRISON. , 1 . .. - The Ex-Presidcnt'Will Not Be a Can- 1 ! oidat-e for Oflice. In'I:aitajxlis. Ind.,r March 8. $ti iliit afternoon savs: -The It iis stated by intimate friends of Gc$eral Harrison that 'he. is chagrined that his name: shoukl le so freely used in the newjpapers of the country in cicction with the j public questions now under consideration. His friends tys he has not the slightest desire to re-enter politics. A gentleman 4io is ' near trie lormer presiacni wscu una siatement today! s ' Yon r.iav sav that, if Harrison had any thorght j of re-entering politic, which he . has not. he would not make h' rc-ap:carancc by crijiciring the ad- m::T:stranpn. i , , ' " THEATRE FRANCAIS BURNED Pan's. March 8. The famous The-itrc Francais has been destroyed by -fire, TIe fire broke out about noon, but was ot discovered immediately, and the theatre was burning furiously before the fire brigade, got to workV Even then the appliance were-quite inade quate to cope with the conflagration, and by 1:30 p. ra. the entire building was a roaring furrnace. The dense col umn of smoke rising from the fire at tracted crowd's from all parts of Paris, the Theatre Francais being regarded as a national mstiution.; The theatre, which is the home .of the Comedie francais, was only -reopened a fort night ago, after, having been renovated for rhe cxposittojj throng expected to visit Paris during the year. 'MURDER AND SUICIDE. Tacoma, Wasli., March 8. Aborrt 10 o'clock this morning. Frank Sprague shot and killed 'Mrs. Guy T. Gale, and then killed ihimself, at -Gale's logging camp, about seven -miles from Tacoma. Sprague arrived here Sunday from Cross Fort. Pnn., where it w claimed, he met Mrs. Gale and was a suitor for her hand before she married Gale last November. ' Thrs morning: Sprague went to the Gale house. Gale was in the Woods at rhe time, but- went to the hot'se on an errand, and was in formed by Mrs. Gale that Sprague was :nsi4e. Mrs. Gile re-entered rhe house and was afwlce shot by Sprague. Th victim staggered out of the house and died in her husbandfs i arms. , Sprague fhen shot hinrself. - , . , . RILE V AND MULLENS. I Lewiston. Me., .March ' 8. .Martin Riley and Joe .Mullens are schedule! to meet in a 15-round bout before the Maine 'Athletic Club tonight. ; The fight, no doubt, will be a spirited one, as the New England light-weight championship rests on the outcome cf tlris 6attlc. i THE FISH PACK. Tacoma, March 8. -The state fish commissioner's forthcoming annual re port -will show that the salmon pack ol Washington, last year, was 1,032,100 cases ot salmon, valued at 54.s00.00. and the out put of fresh, saked and smoked fish brings the total value up to $5, 130,00a s MANY DEATHS. New York. March k 8. Dr. Tracev. register of vital statistics of the Health department, says that there has been a arge increa-se in the. number of deaths from grippe and pneumonia in the last week as compared with the same week of 1890. t-,? . AMERICAN EXHIBITION. New York, March 8. The Society of American Artists opened their 22A annual exhibition at - the Fine Art building today. It will continue open until Friday. . VISITED TBE CITY omCERS OF 8ALEM F.. M. COMPANY INSPECT UCILDIN'U SITE. Manager Iheo. II. Wllro Refused to IJI- ; raise th Company riana WUI If olabIjr Rebuild. Theo. B. I Wilcox, of Portland, man ager of the Salem Flouring Mills Com pany, accompanied by -M. W. Hunt. rcurescntative tor rvordykc & Marmon Cfmfiany, flour mill builders, of Jnd ianapolis, Indiana, were in the city yes terday between trains, returning to I'ortland on the dhasta , express last evening. When seen by .a Statesman reporter. Mr. Wilcox Tcfuse to discuss Jfce connany s plans ami declined to state positively ; wnetner or ot tne company would eventually replace the old mill. He said as manager ot the corporation he had come to Salem for the purpose ot looking over tne neia, ascertaining the ed for the replace ment of the mill and the jprooanie cost of doing so. The company will now figure on the expense ot a new mut and will doulitless reach a final con clusion in the matter within a very tew days. 1 ' ; -i While in Salem. Mr. Wri!cox visited the company's property on Mill creek, took .measurements of the same and gathered other information pertaining to the mill corrspany 5 imsinessinieresrs and its possessions in the Capital City. It w 1 orobnhl be definitely known witnin a very cw u,ivs uimci vi hui - . C I ...1. t. M, a new mill will te iui ai tnts point,, but the atwarances would indicate an intention on the part ot tne company of so doing. i- . . ' TO REFORM SCHOOI1 Eugene Guard: i : . Winm X'onland. t aged alout -Tl years, today appeared at the sherifTs of!"ie and said h wanted to go to he State Reform school, as he cotud not berood in Eugcna It will be reme Uret that some time since sentence upon hint was passed during good be haviqr. He will iprcAably be taken be low tomorrow. si , A niG MATOR4TY. Will ' H rtirr well and oleasantly known ihrrtiihout the Willamette valley as newspaper man of marked ability, was Tuesday elected councilman-at- r in ihe citv of Seattle br the sec or.d largest vote received by any can didate cn the ticket. His majority was 8y greater than, that of the mavor. He has been city comptroller for the rast t , .-,r tr Parry was city editor ,n-;fv Statesman : in the latter part of 1S8S. just before going to Scat tie. ; , . - 1 - iSTVTE TAXES. Benton county yesterday made its, second payment on account of the state taxes for the year 1809. amounting to $460. Tlie tirst . ' . r .r.Trt was made several weeks ago. No other county has thus far paid state taxes lor ibor. 11 TARIFF BILL . , ' '- -i t , I -. .; - I ' I Puerto Rican Measure in the Senate Southern Member's Gen erous Words. Attitude of the President Explaiued by aHemberoftbe Cabinet No ; - Change Oecnrred. WASHINGTON, March & The formal discussion of the Puerto Rican tariff and civil government bill began in the senate today, anfl continued nn interruptedlly for four afid at half hours. The principal speakers were Foraker, in charge , of 'the measure, and Pettus, democrat, -who spoke igainst th bilk Pcttii congratulated tac president on iihe position he had talvcn , in ,his last annual message, favoring free trade between the Uned States and Puerto Rico. j.. ; 1 j "No sordid politician's fingers ffad been put in the ink of that message," he said. '"The president was. honest and sincere when he distinctly advised free trade between the United States and the island of Puerto Rico. . Thoagh he may -desire a re-election, tie was a brave soldier, and is an able and gen- cro'.ts man. 1 M'K IN LEY'S POSITION. Washington, MarcW 8. A member of the cabinet tonight igave oul the lol- owing atifhbnrative statement: t . "There has been wide misaonrehen- sion of the Puerto Rijcan tariff bill, of the attitude of the president, of ttie action of congress, and of their rela tions to each other. The criticism and concern which have come irom ' well- mcaiving quarters aref due, almost En tirely to a mjsundcrstinding of the rtal facts. ' ''Tlie' attempt to represent that there ias been a disagreement between die president and congress is wholly un founded. There have .been no essential differences between them. "The recom mendation' of the Drcsident and the house bill in their purpose and effect amount to the samei thing. The preS? went, in his .annual! message on -December 4th.- urged that the cwstoms duties on rhe trade between Puerto Rico and the djnited States be re move-!. f "W'liat the president Dronoscd was that the United States should offer the largest and most generous measure of help to the distressed and suffering isl and, and he 'Iras never wavered an m- starrt in the object lie sought. The partisans who souaht to nut t'lie president and congress in the hole have, perhaps, uncos sciotksly, slug a. pit ;or tncmselves. 1 hey will hnd that they have taken a bosition vhich will estop them from cairying oat the policy thaft we have proposed for the disno-. sition of the Philippines. It is enough tor tne present to ay that our conten tion .that the constitution does not by us own lorce exren ovei the new pos sessions without legislative action, is in harmony with the genera! tenor of ju dicial action from f the acquisition of Louisiana down to (the present time. IN CONGRESS. Washingtoh. -March 8. The house unseated Gaston A. Robbm-s, demo crat from the Fourth district in Ala bama, and seated in his stead William F. Aldrich. the republican," who has three times been a! contestant from the same district, on tihe eround of frand. and who is now given his seat for the third time by a republican house. Ihe vote was strictly 4 party one. A new rule was brought in to set aside the day sefiions on the second awl fourth Fridays each month lor pension legislation. 'Tlie rule limit the debate on each bill to. ten m:rntes on a side, but this; provision was with drawn upon the assurance, of Richards son, the minority. leader, :-hat his side of the house would not indulge in fili bustering. - I ' Tyc jiouse cortrtnittce on marirj and fisheries today, by a vote ,of 10 to 3, ordered the shipping subsidy bill re ported. Grosvepor summed tip the results by saying ' the committee had agreed to amendments in the senate bill, also to a few other new amend ments., On the final vote all republic can members favoured the bill as amend; ed, and aa democrats opposed ' it ex cept Chandler, wflio did not voteti The btevens anti-trust amendments were agreed to. . f EARING BlJBOMC PUG LI. TI I E' SU RGEON G EN ER A L SAYS THE DISEASE EXISTS, ..-J That a Japanese Vessel at Port Town send Quarantine Has a Case In San Francisco. j WASHINGTON. March S Sur gcon-Gcneral yyman. of the manpe hospital service. ! upon being shown' the difpatch siaiing ithat it wa denied that members of the crew of Japanese steamer NanyojMani, which has been detained at Diamond Point, Washing ton, were suffering from the plague. said that facts are. that the steamer ar rived at Port Townsend, quarantine. January 3th. having had two cases cf sickness on board cn route. There was on death! at quarantine, and it was fud to hare resulted Irom bubon-r- plague. There were aho a number of cases of 4eri-berL The steamer has leen thoroughly tlisunfected and re leased. The passengers and crew who have, been held in quarantine will be released, but those who have been in the hospital -will . still be held. Surgeon Gassoway, in charge at San Francisco, hafs reported to General Wymari" the glands from the suspected case of plague there were submitted to the local health authorities, and an examination is being made. He de scribed the quarantine regulations in force there, and says the situation thus far is apparently well in hand. The antecedents of the suspected case jave not asyyet been ascertained. The 1 surgecn-genera! states that a quantity of anti-pest serum, which he has recently imported from the Pasteur Institute in Pasis, is already in the hands 'of the marine hospital officers at San Francisco. 1 lie has sent an additional quantity lor use in this emer gency.?; I SOVEREIGN TALKS. Washington, March 8. James R. Sovereign continued his testimony in the Coeur d Alene: case today. Owing to Representative Lentz'-s absence in New York; Representative Slayden, of Texas, directed the examination, and the cross-examination was partici pated "in by all the members of the committee, "Mr. Sovereign testified that the Miners Union was not respon sible .for the publications written by him, which had been introduced as evi dence.! .Tlie "crossrexa.iiMnation took Mr. Sovereign over' the exciting events attending the blowing tsp oi the Bunk er Hill concentrators, and. the witness was made tci recite in minute details the circumstances of the affair. In the main, . this was an elaboration of, the direct I testimony previously given.. He said the masks worn by the men 'were ordinary cloth with holes cut out for the eyes. ; AN OIL TRUST. Columbus, O.. March 8. A special to the Dispatch, if rom Toledo, says; The English petroleum syndicate of Lcndon. the foreign branch of the Standard Oil ..Company, is reliably re ported to have closed a gigantic denl in the Ohio oil field. The company absorbs te Cudahy comtbinaton of Chicago, and the Manhattan Oil Co. The consideration Us understood to be $10,000,000. . .. j j ; LARGE FARMi SOLD.-mAs referee in the partition case of the, Walling heirs, J. R. Shepard. of Zena. yester day sold to WVn. M. Toner id F. W. Peaslie the Walling farm of 394 acres in Spring valley for $ 7,00a TOOK TWENTY DOLLAHS fROM PtRSC Residence of Rev. II. A. Ketchum Was ' Burglarized oii Tuesday Even jirig Secured Some Money. Some time Tuesday night the resi dence of Rev. ILiA. Ketchum, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, at the corner of State and Church strefets, was entered by burglars. The burglar - wai a very considerate individual and even in his criminal workevidenced good training, evident ly being opposed to taking everything his victim might possess for he took only $0 out of a purse containing $30, leaving the remaining $10 and the purse in the room. A finely engraved pen knifc! which .had ibcen presented Dr. Ketchum by members of his congre gation, and a splendid magnifying glass and case were also taken, while a valuable gold watch in the same room j was left undisturbed. How the thief drained admission to the house, is a mystery to the family, whifhi is csneciaJl careful at all times Ifo seethat rhe home is securely bafed to such intruders. J, I lie tact mat .not a window nor a doon had been forced, confirms the supposition that the burg lar entered the house during the even ing and secreted fhimself in the build ing until hc family had retired wncn he executed his work without fear of molestation. TheJ. unwelcome visitor left the, building tfirough a door which was' unbolted from the inside. Tofay is the 37th Anniversary of the: Battle Between the Lady's High Grade World Wheel j Will be gven away June llth to the holder of the lucky coupon. You are entitled to a coupon with every 50c; cash purchase. 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