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DEMAND FOR STATEHOOD.
Oklahoma Wants It Alone or With
GUTHRIE, O. T., Jan. 30. Immediate
statehood was demanded of Congress In
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der here today by Sidney Clark, of Okla-
noma Cits, chairman of the statehood
executive committee. Every county In
both territories was well represented, i
The convention was called to order at
2 o'clock by Sidney Clark. O. F. Egan
welcomed the delegates and Hon. F. E.
Gillette, of Canadian County, responded. !
Ex-Senator H. E. Havens was elected
temporary chairman, and in addressing
the delegates made an eloquent plea for
statehood that aroused . lively Interest.
The 200 or more delegates here are unan
imous for statehood at the earliest min
ute possible. The majority of them are
for single statehoofi fori Oklahoma, al
though the minority, who favor both ter
ritories being included in one state, are
aggressive enough to make their claims
The evening session cohvened in Rep
resentative Hall at 7:30. The commtltee
on resolutions made a majority and a
minority report. The majority report fa
vored statehood for Oklahoma alone, the
minority report wanted Indian territory
and Oklahoma combined. After a lively
debate. Senator Havens made the fol
lowing amendment to the majority re
port: And if. in the wisdom of Congress, it
shall be desirable at the same or at any
future time, to attach Indian Territory
or any part thereof, we shall favor such
The amendment was accepted and the
minority report withdrawn. The major
ity report as amended was adopted
without a dissenting vote. The conven
tion indorsed the Fairbanks and Flynn
bills now pending In Congress.
St. Louis Fair- Bonds.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30. By a practically
unanimous vote the municipal assembly
today passed a bill providing for the Is
suance of 5S.000.OD0 of bonds, bearing 3Vi
per cent interest, for the. world's fair to
bo held in St. Louis in 1903. The 'measure
now goes to the mayor for his signature.
This sum will supplement, the 55,000.000 se-
j cured on popular subscriptions In St. Louis
and a like amount to be appropriated by 1
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HAZING AT ANNAPOLIS.
Secretary Long Says an Investiga
tion Is Not Required.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 30. Secre
tary Long has addressed a letter to the
Jiouse naval committee relative to the
pending resolution touching hazing at
g AnnHg navaI acadeiy. The sec
"Both the Department and the Super
intendent would welcome an investiga
tion. However, such an Investigation will
necessarily tend very much to demoral
ize the academy .for the time being and
probably for the rest of the spring term,
Interrupting the course of study. No
Complaint has come to me during the time
I have been secretary of the navy of any
hazing at the academy. Had any such
case existed at the academy I feel con
fident that complaint would have been
From the best information 1 can get
the practice of hazing has been so min
imized by the better public sentiment of
late years and the result of the recent
investigation at West Point will undoubt
edly tend still farther to emphasize the
sentiment of the public and of the stu
dents themselves against the practice,
that an investigation of the naval acad
emy does not seem to be required."
A SCARE IN HAVANA.
An Early Transfer
HAVANA, Jan. 30. The Cuban con
stitutional convention today voted by a
large majority to Insert a clause in the
constitution allowing universal suffrage
and also adopted the principle of minor
Business was in a panicky condition
today, in consequence of a rumor that
the United States would soon turn over
the Government to the Cubans. Governor
General Wood and Collector Bliss are
besieged by those asking for definite in
formation regarding the intention of the
Illinois Tovrn Almost Destroyed.
CHAMPAIGN, 111., Jan. 30. Fire last
night almost destroyed the entire busi
ness section of the little town of Tolono,
i nine miles south of this city. The .loss
Is estimated at jioo.wo, partially covered
j by Insurance
Queen's Funeral Procession
Will Be Imposing.
HIGH PRICES F0RWIND0WSEATS
Arrival of the Kings of Greece and
Portugal Ofllclal Programme Will
Be Issued This Evening: All
Business Will Stop Saturday.
LONDON, Jan. 30. The Queen's funeral
jprocesslon In London, as indicated by the
War Office orders issued this evening, will
be a gorgeous military pageant. Detach
ments of 40 regiments, with an almost
equal number of distinctive uniforms, em
bracing all arms of the service, will make
a constantly changing picture. The uni
forms jit all the great armies of the
world will appear, for in addition to the
brilliant entourages of the visiting Kings
and princely envoys, there will be the
military attaches of the embassies and
legations. All the Field Marshals of the
army able to endure the fatigue will ride
with their staffs. The naval corps will
also take part In the procession, which
will be two miles long. The War Office
directs that Beethoven's and Chopin's fu
neral marches only shall be played. From
the time the coffin reaches London to Its
departure, guns will slowly boom In Hyde
Londoners are just? awakening to the
full proportions of the obsequies, and the
result of days of mourning, which to nu
merous tradesmen and others means ab
solute closure, and is causing consterna
tion. Suddenly to stop every industry in
the United Kingdom and to turn the
masses Into the streets, with millions hop
ing to concentrate all along the two miles
of the procession, is an undertaking which
has begun to be ful'y appreciated by the
police, but the pub'Ic of London is dis
mayed to find that all the great markets
Covent Garden, Smlthfleld and other
where the food of the metropolis is sup
plied, are to be absolutely closed at the
end of the week. The railways of the
United Kingdom will reduce their ar
rangements to the Sunday schedules, res
taurants and bars will be shut, and the
crowds will have to wander in the streets.
London is a. world In itself, living from
hand to mouth, and the closing of the
accustomed avenues for the supply and
distribution of food, drink and amuse
ment from Frjday to Monday will mean
a loss and Inconvenience that no Amer
ican city could appreciate.
The newspapers protest against the lack
of arrangements for the press in London
and-Windsor. Householders along the
route are asking a year's rent this even-'
-ing for'slngle wlnaows. A member of the
United States Embassy sent an agent to
secure1 a window for his family, but nei
ther Influence nor anything else, could
procure a small window, even on a side
street, near St, James street, for less
than 100, and places of fair vantage
have already been engaged at prices pro
hibited to any but millionaires. London
learned last year how totally Inadequate
the police and military are to protect,
and the apprehensions of Saturday's crush
are enough to appall Londoners, but ap
parently these considerations do not de
ter thousands of every rank from flocking
to the metropolis.
Ordinary window seats are selling for
flO. Since two or three days ago the
prices have risen very rapidly. One ten
ant in St. James street obtained 50 for J
a window on the top floor. Store win
dows have been let for 150 to 200, but
the storekeepers mostly prefer to let
single seats at 10 and 15 each. Stores
and hotels in Picadilly commanding a
view of the incline from there to St.
James Place are getting immense prices,
balcony seats fetching 25 and 30.
The King of Grerce, the Duke of Sparta
and the Grand Duke of Baden reached
Victoria Station at 5 o'clock. They were
received by Prince Charles, of Denmark,
and members of the King's household.
The visitors proceeded to Marlborough
King Carlos I, of Portugal, with his
suite, arrived at Dover at 10 o'clock this
morning. He was received with a royal
salute and military honors. The royal
party boarded a train for London. They
were accompanied from Dover by Por
tuguese Minister Senor Pinto do Soveral,
and his staff. They reached victoria sta
tion at noon. King Carlos was met at the
station by Prince Christian, of Schles-wlg-Holsteln,
in behalf of King Edward,
and various officials of King Edward's
household. His Majesty's equerry deliver
ed an autograph message from King Ed
ward to King Carlos, and the latter and
his suite w.ere at once driven In royal car
riages to Buckingham Palace. King Car
los was warmly greeted by the fair
sized crowds which gathered along the
rout In anticipation of his arrlvel. There
was no military escort. King Edward
visited the King of Portugal shortly af
terwards, and subsequently proceeded to
Osborne. Large assemblages everywhere
awaited King Edward, and the greetings
were very enthusiastic
During the morning King Edward pre
sided at a meeting of the Privy Council.
The business transacted was of a for
mal character. The King signed a pro
clamation suspending business Saturday
throughout the United Kingdom.
The Spanish battleship Pelayo, Spain's
representative at the funeral. Is com
manded by Captain Dla Moreu, who was
commander of the Cristobal Colon, lost In
the battle of Santiago.
The United States military attache here,
Major Edward B. Cassatt, will ride In the
procession with the headquarters staff.
The heavy work of arranging the elab
orate details of the London procession
will prevent the official programme being
Issued before Thursday evening. Some
idea of the extent of the labor involved
will be gained from the fact that a firm
of caterers has been instructed by the war
office to provide breakfast and dinner for
250,000 troops. The military dispositions,
however, have been practically settled as
already cabled. It Is understood that the
military and naval support will precede
the coffin and that after It will come the
headquarters of the army, the foreign at
taches and various military bands and
that then will come the coffin followed by
King Edward, Emperor William and the
King of Portugal, the royal mourners,
representatives of foreign states, mourn
ing carriages with the princesses and
then the remainder of the military escort.
All the troops will march with reversed
It Is understood that Emperor William
will leave England Tuesday, traveling di
rect .to see the Dowager Empress Fred
erick. The Czar of Russia will go with the
squadron under his command to Dutch
waters for the wedding of the Queen of
Holland. It Is rumored that there will be
a leVee and "drawing-room, within a month
or six weeks.
The illness of the-Duke of Cornwall and
York causes considerable discussion in
connection with his projected visit to
Australia. While the preparations have
not been stopped, It is understood that it
is likely to cause a postponement of the
date of the visit for perhaps two months.
SERVICES AT WINDSOR.
Masses of Flowers Being Sent to St.
WINDSOR, Jan. 30. The services in
St. George's chapel will begin at 2 o'clock
Saturday. The body is expected to arrive
at Windsor at 1:30 P. M. The route to
the chapel, which occupies half an hour,
will be lined with troops two deep, the
Eton Volunteers participating with the
guards. The service will be ordinary serv
ice used for the burial of the dead, with
special music The" choir will sing from
the altar steps, whence, also, the Garter
King of -Arms "will announce -the decease
of the sovereign and all her rights and
titles. Accommodation has been reserved
on the left of the cdffln 'for the Princesses.
The King and thej other crowned heads
will btand at the head. Enormous crowds
are expected. People are willingly paying
20 for a window from which to view the
Rehearsals of the distinctive features of
the obsequies are recurring constantly.
Practically the whole of the royal bor
ough will be draped In mourning, where
as elsewhere only the route of the proces
sion will thus be marked.
Masses of flowers made up In crosses
and crowns from rare blossoms that are
the gifts of royal personages down to
humble pieces sent In by children have
been received. Thousands of flower
pieces, Including tokens from most of the
members of the aristocracy, numerous
clubs, country towns, .societies, regiments,
inmates of workhouses, and even the
smallest nosegays are laid out for public
view side by side with the designs of the
great florists. Some of the flowers are
fading, but every express brings fresh
A small crowd gathered this evening to
view the wreaths sent up from Osborne,
and placed around the ancient cloister ad
joining St. George's chapel. Windsor
Castle was deserted save for these sight
seers. The standard floated at half-mast
on top of the great tower. Rooks cawed
mournfully around the ivy-covered but
tresses and from the chapel came the
clang of carpenters hammering. Cartloads
of timber were constantly arriving, with
which stands are being built about the
chapel to accommodate those who will
view the service Saturday. In the town
black and purple drapery Is beginning to
cover the antiquated houses.
CREEK TROUBLE ENDED.
But Troops Will Remain at Henri
etta for a Few Days.
HENRIETTA. I. T., Jan. 30. Peace
among the warring Creeks has apparently
been reached, and all that now remains
to be done is to give Cnitto Harjo, the
chief Snake, who has caused all the
troubles, a preliminary bearing and .send
him to Muskogee for trial for treason. In
the meantime a few more of the minor
leaders will be arrested .and -the troop of.
cavalry under Lieutenarifjorxonrwill protf--ably
remain here a Upffys longer, until
the last vestige of aril uprising has disap
peared. Last night the Indians burned
signal fires on the hills surrounding the
town, and, fearing an attack, the soldiers
remained up till daylight, armed and
ready for instant action, but the Indians
attempted no depredations.
THE , DISAFFECTED CHOCTAWS.
Proposed to Overthrow the Present
WASHINGTON, Jan. 80. The Secretary
.of the Interior today received the fol
lowing dispatch from Acting Chairman
Bixby of the Dawes commission:
"Muskogee, I. T., Jan. 29. For the
purpose of ascertaining the situation In
the Choctaw Nation, I yesterday visited
Stephen Ro'berts, a full-blood Choctaw,
reported to be one of the princi
pals in the disturbance in the
Choctaw Nation, at his home, about 15
miles west of Atoka. Roberts stated that
Latah Mlcco, known as "Snake," the
Creek leader, Informed the full-blood
Choctaws that the President advised him
to advise his people that they might rer
establish their governments under the
treaty of March 24, 1832. These Indians
also claim that Latah Mlcco has a letter
from the department nromislng adher
ence to all treaties, which they construe
to justify their contention for the treaty
of 1832. Roberts, who appeared perfectly
cool and deliberate, said that he had
appointed horsemen and a Sheriff for
Atoka County, and that no interference
would be made with United States of
ficials or their employes. Daniel Bell
has been chosen principal chief and
Stephen Roberts second chief by the dis
affected Choctaws. A .council will be
held at Standing Bois d'Arc, 15 miles
southeast of South McAlester, February
12, for the purpose of selecting a seat
of government and taking other steps
looking to the overthrow of the present
tribal government. The commission
thinks these people are sincere In their
belief that they are justified in this
move. Efforts to apprehend leaders of
the insurrectionary movement by Choc
taws, unsupported by United States mil
itary authority, may result seriously."
Secretary Hitchcock has sent the fol
"You will advise Bell and Roberts
that Latah Mlcco's statement Is untrue.
The department recognizes Duke as prin
cipal chief of Choctaws, and Porter as
principal chief of Creeks. Any attempt
by disaffected Choctaws to select seats
of government other than now occupied
or In any manner to assume tribal au
thority would be illegal and will not be
countenanced In any manner by the de
partment. So advise them."
Closing Enrollment Lists.
MUSKOGEE", I. T., Jan. 30. Indian
Agent Shoenfelt left for Henrietta today
to join United States Marshal Bennett and
the soldiers to hold a conference with the
disturbed Creeks. Commlsisons from the
Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, headed
by Governors Duke and Johnson, arrived
here this afternoon for tne purpose of
making supplementary treaties between
their tribes and the Dawes commission,
and to arrange for closing the enrollment
lists of those nations.
New York Police Bill.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 30.-The New
York City police bill passed the Senate
last night. This Is the bill providing for
a single-headed police commission. By Its
terms it practically legislates Chief of
Police Devery out of office. While the
Mayor has the appointment of the police
commissioners under the bill, the ap
pointee may at any time be removed by
the Governor. His term is five years
and his salary $7500. He has two depu
ties, whom he himself shall choose.
Trial of a Child-Murderer.
IRONTON, O., Jan. 30. William Gib
son, the alleged child murderer. Is on trial
at Catlettsburg. Ky., today. The jury
was quickly Impanelled. The people are
awaiting the Tesult without excitement.
MacArthur Will Be Succeed
ed by Chaffee,
ROOT'S PLANS NOT ALTERED
War Department Is Collecting: Data
Regarding the Case of Slablnl
Mosquito Fleet Reaches Cana
ries Buencamlno's Religion.
WASHINGTON Jan. 30. It is stated at
the War Department that neither of the
general officers detailed yesterday. Wade
and Ludlow, are sent out to Manila with
a purpose of relieving General MacAr-
thur. There has been no attempt to fore
cast the promotions in the regular Army
which will result from the passage of the
pending Army reorganization bill. When
that bill becomes a law It will be entirely
within the power of the President to des
ignate the order in which commissions
shall be Issued to the Major-Generals cre
ated thereby. The first officer comml3
.sloned as MaJor-GeneraL of course, by the
ruleST .seniority, which will still obtain,
will become entitled to the command
Whenever he comes in contact with an of
cer of like grade. Thus, if the President
wishes MacArthur to retain command in
the Philippines and that officer cares to
remain after "Vade's arrival, It will sim
ply become necessary to allow MacAr
thur's commission as Major-General to
antedate Wade's, and that will be done If
MacArthur remains. But it has been un
derstood for several months that Mac
Arthur, having served quite as long in
the tropics as is consistent with health
and sound military practice, is likely t
come home in the late Spring. By the
same understanding, General Chaffee has
been assigned as his successor, and pres
ent indications afford no reason for a
change in the belief that, if MacArthur
cares to come home and that Is left to
his own choice bis natural successor will
be General Chaffee.
CHANGED HIS CREED.
Bnencnmlno Leaves the Catholic
Church In the Philippines.
MANILA. Jan. 30. All the Filipino lead
ers of the Federal party assert their con
tinued fealty to the Catholic Church, ex
cepting Buencamlno. The church author
ities, while Intimating unofficially that
there Is no Intention of returning the
friars to the localities where the people
object to them, have not assured the rep
resentatives of the Government to this ef
fect. The attempt of Buencamlno and his
confreres about Tondo to organize an
evangelical church was precipitated by
arrests made on the Information of
priests,' of certain alleged supporters of
the Insurrection. The question of .the re
lease of some of them is still pending.
There Is much speculation as to the ex
tent to which Buencamlno will be able
to control religious sentiment In his ward,
in which reside the poorest class of na
tives. The American soldiers and civil
ians deprecate the attempts to mix relig
ious agitation with the police reforms
which the Federal party has fathered and
Forty sailors frbm. the United States
cruiser Albany, convicted of mutiny
while the warship was in dock at Hong
Kong, have been sentenced to various
terms of imprisonment at Cavite. The
only cause for their conduct is said to be
restlessness and dissatisfaction.
The armored cruiser Brooklyn will go to
Hong Kong tomorrow to undergo minor
Dr. Kruger, the German Consul-Gen
eral here, has cabled to the Berlin Gov
ernment asking that the Berlin Ambassa
dor at Washington be instructed diplo
matically to urge the passage of the
Spooner bill. Similar action will probably
be taken by the British Consul. Two min
ing corporations organized in Germany
are anxious to begin operations In the
Philippines, but cannot do so until the
status of mining claims is established by
a permanent government.
CASUALTIES IN THE PHILIPPINES.
General MacArthur's Latest Report
to the War Department.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. General Mac
Arthur's latest casualty list, dated Ma
nila, January 29, follows:
Killed-January 17, Boac, Marinduque,
First Infantry, Corporal William. S. Hay,
George C. Bresher; January 5, near Pom
pone, Luzon, Forty-fifth Infantry, Al
phonse Van Acker; December 14, Sabang,
Leyte, Forty-third Infantry, Granville P.
Sims, Arthur Carr, Henry L. HIggins, Ed
win E. Hamilton.
Wounded Lourenzo D. Taylor, breast
moderate: Forty-third Infantry, Second
Lieutenant Lewis H. Teft, leg, serious;
Frank H. Luier, in hand, serious; Janu
ary 1, Anislac, Albay. Forty-seventh In
fantry, George O'Donnell, wounded In
thigh, serious; December 17. Fifth Cav
alry. Sergeant Richard Miller, wounded
In thigh, serious: December 27, Ninth Cav
alry, William Withers, hand, serious; Jan
uary 1, Forty-seventh Infantry, William
Taylor, thigh .serious; First Sergeant
Clarence Linlnger, groin, severe; John
Beaty, groin, severe; January 8, Thirtieth
c s.' 4 m
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Infantry, Corporal Henry C Nevlns, face,
slight; Thirtieth Infantry. Robert G. Set
tle, leg. slight; October 15, Forty-fourth
Infantry, Don F. Connelly, thigh, slight;
January 17, First Infantry, Alphonse J.
Van' Lays, wounded In leg, slight; Gus P.
Haln, leg, slight; December 12, Nineteenth
Infantry. James H. Rader. wounded In
"back, serious; Corporal Ernest Switzer,
wounded in head, serious; Forty-fourtn
Infantry, Robert E. Mitchell, leg, serious.
The following deaths have occurred
since the last report:
Dysentery January 24, Third Cavalry,
Corporal Emory J. McBride; Seventeenth
Infantry, Bernard Schultz; January 20,
Twenty-second Infantry, Henry Steffen.
Nephritis January 22, Thirty-sixth In
fantry, Dan C. Hedrick.
Appendicitis Third Infantry, Henry
Tuberculosis Thirty-fourth Infantry,
Henry W. Wright.
Heart- disease January 21, Twenty-second
Infantry, John E. Shaw.
SuicideJanuary 20, Fourth Infantry,
Accidental explosion January 23, Fourth
Infantry. C. C." Ashley.
Drowned December 4, Twenty-second
Infantry, Forest Mitchell.
Overdose morphine December 30, Act
ing Hospital Steward C. C. Trumbull.
Died from wounds received in action
January 2. Forty-seventh Infantry, George
Map showing railroad lines projected to
ward the Nehalem Valley the Goble, Ne-'
halem & Pacific, on which five mlle3 of
track has already been laid, and the route
of the proposed .Northern Pacific branch.
O'Donnell; January 13, Thirty-eighth In
fantry, Org Willmore.
THE CASE OF MABINI".
Reasons for Sending II I m to the
Island of Guam.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. The War De
partment is collecting data In regard to
the case of Mabinl, the Filipino insurg
ent leader. In order to answer the reso
lution adopted by the Senate at the in
stance of Senator Pettigrew, calling for
the facts in the case. It appears frbm
his official record that Mablni was cap
tured by General Lawton In one of tho
famous raids in Southern Luzon and was
sent to Manila as a prisoner of war. He
was granted a parole and. It is said,
violated his oath by going back among
his people and Inciting them to rebellion
against the authority of the United
States. For this he was again placed in
confinement. Recently, to limit his activ
ities, General MacArthur changed his
place of confinement to Guam, where he
will bo held as a military prisoner of
war. Although a cripple and in poor
physical health, he is undoubtedly one of
the strongest and most formidable oppo
nents of American sovereignty in the
Philippines, by reason of his superior
Intellectual attainments. The report of
the Secretary of War on this case will
be forwarded to the Senate In a few
Mosquito Fleet at Canaries.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. The Navy
Department received a cablegram today
announcing the arrival of the mosquito
fleet at Canary Islands. This fleet of
small vessels consists of tne cruiser An
napolis, the converted yacht Frolic and
the tugs Piscataqua and Wampatuck.
They are en route to Manila for patrol
duty In the Philippines. The department
had been much alarmed as to the safety
of the fleet, because merchant shipping
In the same waters suffered heavily.
Secretary Long sent the following cable
gram to the senor officer of the fleet,
Commander Rohrer, of the Annapolis:
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 30. Annapolis.
Teneriffe, 'Canary Islands. Department
congratulates you and squadron on suc
""ho .ittie -"t&aels left the Bermudas
January 12. Another dispatch Just re
ceived announces the arrival at Gibraltar
of the big naval collier Caesar, 25 days
out from the Bermudas. Much appre
hension was also felt for her safety.
Will Resume Receptions.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 30.TThe President
has decided to resume his official dinner
parties, being Justified in so doing by the
improvement of his health. It Is thought
that the annual dinner to the diplomatic
body will be the first in order, and that
this will take place February 14. The
formal Invitations have not been extended,
nor will they be before the memorial .serv.
ice In honor of the late Queen, next Sat
urday. Died on Shipboard.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 30. Mrs. Mary
Harrison, of Victoria, died on board the
steamship "Walla Walla this morning,
after having "been denied a landing the
previous day 'by the Federal quarantine
officials. The woman .was afflicted with
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RAGE TO NEHALEM
Northern. Pacific Gives-Orders
to Build at Once.
Will Be Pushed on to the Ocean Fast
an Business Shall Warrant Ex
tensive Country of Rich Re
sources Waiting There.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. SO. Assistant to
the President W. G. Pearce says the
Northern Pacific Railway Company has
ordered the immediate construction of a
branch from Scappoose to Pittsburg, a
distance of 21 miles, and the branch will
be pushed on to the Pacific Ocean as rap
Idly as business shall warrant.
This announcement from Tacoma, that
the Northern Pacific Intends to build a
railroad into the Nohalem. country that
is, from Scappoose Station to Pittsburg
we had from New York through a pri
vate source some days ago, but could not
use it. Pittsburg is on the Upper. No
halem, northwest of Scappoose, about 20
miles. We are glad to hear of the inten
tion of anybody to build a railroad Into
that country, which has been neglected
too long. There is nowhere else an equal
area that has so good timber and so much
of it as stands in Columbia, Clatsop and
Tillamook Counties. There is coal, too,
and a great extent of country fit for agri
culture. It is a region which will support
a population of 200,000. The O. R. & N.
also should push Into that country, In
order to get the lumber business for the
Union Pacific system, and we believe It
will. The country within reach embraces
about 100 townships, or 3G00 square miles.
It Is destined to become 6ne of the most
densely populated portions of Oregon.
INVESTIGATION OF A STRIKE
President of Colorado Fuel .fc Iron
Company Scored John Mitchell.
DENVER, Jan. 30. J. C. Osgood, presi
dent of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Com
pany In his testimony today before tho
legislative committee, which Is Investigat
ing the coal strike, in which a number of
the company's mines are Involved, caused
something of a sensation by his severe
arraignment of the organization and offi
cers of the United Mineworkers. He de
clared that his company would sooner
close every mine it had than submit to the
(.dictation of the union. President Mitch-
ell-be declared' to be the greatest auio-crai.otth4-Pxesent.day.
Mr. Osgood said
the company had discharged employes of
its mines at Gallup. N. M., because they
joined the United Mineworkers.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 30. The vote on
United States Senators today was as fol
lows: Allen, fusion, 38; Hitchcock, fusion,
47; W. H. Thompson, fusion, 4; D. F.
Thompson, 35; Meiklejohn, 29; Htnshaw,
12; Rosewater, IS; Currie, 20; Crounse, 8;
Martin, 6; Berge, fusion, 22; scattering,
HELENA, Mont, Jan. 30. Frank made
a gain of six votes on today's ballot for
United States Senator. The vote was:
Mantle, 29; Frank, 24; MacGInnis, 10;
Cooper, 9; Pelletier, 7; Hoffman, 3;
Spriggs, 3; Conrad. 2.
Extradition With Peru.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. The President
today proclaimed the new extadltlon
treaty between the United States and
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
The Queen's Funeral.
The procession through London will be a
gorgeous military pageant Page L
The Kings of Greece and Portugal havo
arrived In. London. Page 1.
All business In the United Kingdom will
be suspended Saturday. Page 1.
Warships are assembling at Portsmouth.
MacArthur will return in the Spring,
being succeeded by Chaffee. Page 1.
The mosquito fleet arrives at the Canary
Islands safely. Page 1.
The Federalists at Manila are wrought up
by Buencamlno's desertion of the Cath
olic church. Page L
The anti-polygamy crusade had on echo
in the House. Page 2.
The House passed the agricultural appro
priation bill. Page 2.
Turley and Jones spoke In the Senate
against the subsidy bill. Page 2.
A conference of the minority today will
settle the fate of the shipping bill.
Dewet is said to have entered Cape Col
ony. Page 3.
Verdi's funeral occurred yesterday.
Andrade is suspected of leading a filibus
tering expedition to Venezuela. Page 3.
A German correspondent in China accuses
his own countrymen of depravity.
Anthony, Kan., women smashed four sa
loons. Page 2.
An Oklahoma convention demanded state
hood. Page 1.
The Washington House has refused to
abolish the office of State Grain Inspec
tor. Page 5.
The Idaho Senate has recommended the
Initiative and referendum under certain
limitations. Page 5.
No change is looked for this week In the
Senatorial situation at Salem. Page 4.
The Oregon House has passed appropria
tions for the State University and Ag
ricultural College. Page 4.
A bill is in the Oregon House carrying an
appropriation for executive mansion at
Salem. Page 4.
Portland and Vicinity.
Factorv for making oars will be estab
lished in Portland. Page 12.
Council defers making the city tax levy,
awaiting Legislature's action. Page 8.
Fire Commissioners report that lack of
proper equipment Impairs the efficiency
of the department. Page 12.
Hon. Charles Cummings - Bruce takes
charge or aeamens institute as tne
new chaplain. Page 8.
Janitor of Trinity Episcopal arrested for
striking a choir boy. Page 7.
S. H. Friedlandar. formerly manager of
the Marquam. loses a foot by amputa
tion. Page 8.
Mount Tabor school meeting voted 8-mlll