THE WEATHER LOCAL FORECAST Fait Tonight Saturday Fain. ADVERTISERS Will find The Kvoulntr Xuwa tlmtwit nmliuui to iH'm'li thu lKHVluuf Itosoburir. A wIUo-a-wnko publication print hi v 11 thu now tbnl'sflt to print VOL. I ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY. OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1909. NO. 28 I Propose Interstate Arbitration Committee of Governors STRIKE ENDS IN 3 HOURS In tho Latest Statement Mario by Good Authority and In a Touch With Situation Verified by Others (Special to The Evening Nev s ! MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3. Plans to secure immediate settlement of the Switchmen's strike by the appoint ment of an interstate arbitration hoard, to include the governors of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Washington, Is advocnted this afternoon. The plans to arbitrate the dispute is said to have emenated from commercial interests of the twin cities, which have been seriously affected by the cessation of transportation. It is reported this afternoon from reliable authority that the strike of the Switchmen will be ended within three hours. The report is verified by men close In touch with tho situation. men of Tillamook, Oregon, and Hold lege, a civil engineer of Portland, likowise promise the exoneration of Mate J. A. Johnson, of the wrecked fteamer, to whom they declare their rescue was due. Coroner C. E. Hu:k of Tillamook county, comes In for a I snare or me cnarges. Direct blame for the wreck of the ill-lated steamer Friday afternoon , Is attached to Master Levi Snyder. Tho three passengers assert he at tempted to enter the Tillamook bay while more than one quarter of a mile out of the channel. According to their statements, the tide had been running out for more than four hours when the ship struck. Bound from Portland to Tillamook the Argo Is averred to have been drawing 8 feet 10 Inches of water when leaving tho dock at Astoria, for the trip south. Passengers assert that just before they struck they heard the sounding 7 feet G Inches. With 3 o'clock came the crash, when the steamer rammed her nose into the sands. It was 5 o'clock be fore the life-bont from the Tillanook life saving station reached the strick en vessel. All three survivors nver that the life boat was old and un sea worthy, and Incapable of resisting the running sens. According to their story It is a craft which, having done a long term of service at Fort Stevens was handed down to the Tillamook station. HE HAS SEEN THE WRITING ON WALL (Special to The Evening News) WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 3 That Speaker Cannon believes the House is In danger of being captured by the Democrats, and that he will try to save it to the Republicans by announcing his retirement before the Republican primaries next June, was the statement made today by Victor Murdock, Kansas Honso leader of the insurgents. 'Watch Cannon announce that ho will not serve as speaker after the expiration of the present term," said Murdock, "he has seen the writ ing on the wall." STAltTMXO CHANGES Made Against Captain Snyder of the Argo. Charges of a startling nature, di rectly attributing the drowning Net lie Hunter, Mrs. L. A. Holdrego nnd. Henry Wlckham to the unseaworth iness of the United States life saving station's life-savir.g boat and arraign ing Captain Levi Snyder as Incom petent, are made by L. A. Holdrcge, W. C. King and G. L. Hunter, sur vivors of tho Argo disaster. King and Hunter, both business 4 At St. Paul Give .Railroads Much Encouragement nouncement, the Moonlight, Parrott mines ar.d the Ainnlgamnted Copper Company, closed this morning. It is estimated that 4 BOO men are idle today. THEY SAY END IS NEAR LEADING LAWYER GUILTY OF FELONY On tlit Other llimd Switchmen Con fident and Lmigh at the Story They Have Lost no Men and Will Win Out. ALL SURRENDERED SIMPLE WRECKS (Special to The Evening News) ST. PAUL,. Minn., Dec. 3. More than 400 imported Chicago fetrlko breakers are working today In the local railroad yards. According to transportation official a it is stated that before tomorrow the plages of practically all the strikers will be filled nnd moving resumed. Leaders of the striking switchmen are laugh ing at the story that the strike is practically broken, and are apparent ly confident of victory. The declare that comparitively few of their num bers have returned to work, and they are making every exertion to com bat the efforts of railroad officials to Import men to All the strikers place3. ELVEFIELDS, Nicaragua Dec. 3. Colonel Guadamu, In command of a detachment of Zelaya's soldiers surrendered to General Matuty, of Estrada's army, near Rama today. 7:lvna fnrnoti Iinvo ltlrl nut until they are physical wrecks, having J gpne without food for two dnys, and are simply unable to continue the contest longer. U. S. SHIP PRAIRE STILL AGROUND THE BIG BRUTES HAVE BIG WRANGLE IIOBOKEN, N. J., Dec. 3. Jeffries and Johnson, with their managers, and Tex Ricknrds and Jack Glenson, promoters, wrangled for hours to day over the place of holding the championship battle, referee, stake holder and the final division of the purse. It Is understood tho hottest fight wis over stakeholder naming, as he is responsible for the fortune which is ta bo divided between the two contestants. Miss Lucile Wagter. of Portland, arrived hero this morning U spend about ten days visiting friends. I-'rom here sho goes to California where she will spend the winter. (Special to The Evening News) WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 3 The troop-ship Prairie, with sever, hundred marines and Admiral Kim ball on board, enroute for Central America is still aground In the Dela ware rlvor. All efforts to float tho vessel at high tide this' moi'i'iig proved futile. Another attempt will be made tonight when powerful tugs will be used In an effort to drag the vessel Into the channel. Tin Prairie went aground last night as sho was starting on her voyago from Philadel phia to Nicaragua. LARGE COAL MINES CLOSED BY STRIKE (Speclnl to The Evening News) I1UTTE, Mont., Dec. 3. it Is an nounced today that tho large mines at Stockett, Belt and Sand Coulee, In the country tributary to Great Falls, will closo tonight as a result pf tho Switchmen's strike that has demoralized the freight transporta tion of all the railroads of this sec tion. According to yesterday's an- (Special to The Evening News) . OAKLAND, Cal., Doc. 3t. John S. Delancy, one of the most promin ent of Oakland's attorneys, was found guilty of embezzlement by a Jury to day, after thirty minutes deliberation The charge was made in connection with the recent scnndals In the of fice of pubHc administrator, It be ing alleged that Delancy, as counsel for the public administrator withheld funds from the estates being administered. $75,000 BLAZE DESTR0YSIST0RE (Special to The Evening News) WALLA WALLA, Dec. 3. Motter & Wheeler'B store, onu of tho largest department stores in thU city .yns completely gutted by lire at ?.3i this morning. The loss Is estimated at $150, 000, and the fire was caused by an explosion of the offieo oil stove, .which alone Is responsible for It. About 5 per cent of the goods were paved. The loss is partially covered hy Insurance , BAD NEWS COMES FROM BLUEFIELDS (Special to The Evening News.) BLUEFIELPS, Nicaragua, Doc. 3. It Is reported today that the bodies of Cannon and Groce, the Americans executed at Managua were cut Into Mnall pieces and btirned. It is alleged that this barbarous work was done under the direction of President Zel-aya. GREAT STORM ON ' BRITISH COAST Smart. Furnishings of Highest Quality for the Well Dressed Man. (Special to The Evening News.) LONDON, Dec. 3. It Is estimated in shipping' circles that at least one hundred peroon-t nro missing, nnd many, have been lost in tho terrliic hurricane that lid , been swooping thu British coast for the past several days. The Intensity of the stjrm in creased last night, and many small boats were wrecked along the coast BRITISH VESSEL FOUNDERS CHANNEL II Grand Master of Rail way Train men Tell Order to Go Back ORDER COMPLIED WITH It , Is Ili-licvt'd That Tills Will Settle Kfl'ectlvcly the Course of The UrotlicrluifMl Take up the Strike Later (Speclnl to Tho fcvenlng News) CHICAGO, Dec. 3. Grand Master Lep, of tho Brotherhood of Rnllwny Trainmen, announced today that the striking switchmen at Duluth who are members of his order, huve been instructed to return to work, and that many of ' them have complied with his -order. Lee's action Is bo lleved here to settle in favor of the railroads the mooted question wheth er the Brotherhood men will cast lots with the Btrlkers or remain on duty. CONtiltHHS TO 1NV1CHTIGATK Forester IMncliot's Conduct to Under go Closo Scrutiny WASHINGTON. Dee. 2. Senators have talked with President Tnft about tho advisability of holding a Congres sional Investigation Into the Plnchot Balllnger controversy, particularly with a view of showing the extent of the activities of Forester Plnchot and his subordinates, have come away from the While House satisfied that the President will offer no objection to such lnqulrv, provided it Is thor ough.' Only recently the President has lincl documentary proof. In the form of af lldavils. that A. C. Shaw, luw officer of the forest Service, under Instruc tions from Plnchot, hail met L. W. Glavls by appointment In Chicago and there collaborated with him In tho preparation of the latter's elab orate report to tho President, assail ing llallinger. In fact, the President has evidence showing th.it the report was almost entirely 'written by Shnw and that Glavls, had llttlo to do with its prep aration. It Is understood also that proof of similar activity of other sub ordlii'ites of Plnchot Is In tho Presi dent's hands and knowledge that thin ovlder.ee is ex Hint has caused grnt uneasiness among Forest Service of ilclals. Senator Nelson, of Mlnnosotn, is preparing a resolution calling for this Inquiry, A. M. Armstrong, of Oakland, was a business visitor lu the city todny. W. H. Preston and wife, of Myrtle Creek, were visitors In the city tills morning. J. S. Gllkcnson, of North Hoseburg, called el the News office toduy and left a fine bouquet of chrysanthe mums hlch were grown at his home. AT THE STAR "20 Minuets Before Train Time" A Comedy Sketch by Casl.ilman & & MontRoraery 1 PICTURES "Hasty Tempered Father." I "The Sherilfs Girl." I Illustrated Song by Miss ft Johnson. 1 Proclamation ti n NO. V. This is simply to notify the lovers of Pyrography work that I shall be pleased to hnve them call aiid look over my stock. Boxes and boxes, Plaques and picttiro frames, Calenders and Dutch shoes. Articles useful and articles ornamental. Prices lower than they used to be. (Special to The Evening News.) LONDON, Dec. . Tho alanine.' Thlstlemero foundered in the channel today after u heroic struggle with the storm that is now prevailing. It Ih reported that all members of her crew were drowned. PRINCESS DYING AT COPENHAGEN I THE RONMONGER We are proud of our display of Men's Furnishings. 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