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Comprehcnsivt Rtvkw of the Important Hap
pening of tha Past Weak In a
German are ttill excited over the
"hie Orou school fuud
a frj:;. ri 40,000 a year.
11m r;wr and harbor committee I
cn;uiig i;vwn all stlmatea.'"
iiarad a, t,aB lor tue ii.u ta. -
The dwewtion of Yo lllen la cer
t.1,11 Hr'ver envoys ttemaud it.
'Ihu C' " quest ioD ia again aald
to be apptoaohintt a settlement.
Fifty-two Filipino priaouer have
been taken by A mericau troops.
Euloclea were pronouueed in the
house oil the lute Representative liar
Russia v all credit for secitriug
existiug entente" belong to United
Johannesburg will be feuced around
with barb wire to cut off Boera' tood
United Stiitea Consul Goodnow, at
Shanghai, will return home ou leave of
Netherlands disavows respousihllit)
for sympathetic letter of minuter to
Senate will devote tbe present week
to Hay-Pauucefote treaty aud ahip
The naval appropiratiou ' bill will
provide for two more battleships and
Delegate Wilcox, of Hawaii, strong
ly opposes importation of negro labor
into the islands.
Envoya take removHl of General
Tung Fn H slang to mean that govern
ment desires pence.
Establishment of ship subsidy bill
as regular order will displace Nicara
gua canal measure.
Bills for the reduction of war rave-
nue tax and legislative appropriation j jury. The indictment wa found on
will likely pas the house thi week, j 51 counts charging Alvord with (unify-el.-.,
w " ivit ir...ii-. Am.Un the accounts of th bank and on-
iWUOi i v HWA ""
Knn Franc?:-!, tnirouto to WahiiiittOU.
Krnger waa oOlcially received ,y '
Queeu Wilb.Imina. The ineoa ha;U
j.roratod to nhow her friendship when
tha proo-e :;i.,-iui'ut ... J ft
A railway liidse collapsed in Uur. j
!'ian, lettifg an exprea twin plunge '. K
into the Kreaui b, !ow . Hvo jwrsims
The mini.'-ters at Pekio have reached
The new war revenue bill will reduce
The pension roll for the coming year
will call for $142,0,(0,000.
Tbe governor of Shanghai publicly
executed 80 Boxer leaders.
- Secretary Gage's estimate for govern
ment expense is $U20,?41.TG'.'.
Georue von L. Mever, of tiontou, will j
be appointed ambassador to Italy. j
'Charles A. Towne accepted the ap-j
pointment of senator from Minnesota, j
McCall made a ensattouai speech in j
the house against holding the 1 hihp-,
A small American force
band of rebels at Santo
Contract for erection of Salem,
Dostoflice has been awarded to a
In a street duel in a West Virgiuia
town a minister was killed by a prom
It is estimated that taxable valuation
of Oregon for 1900 will be about $2,
000,000 less than in 1890.
Fire in the Cambridge, Ohio, work
of the American llnplate Company, ,
between 1175,000 and $200,OJO.
John Luke Helv-Hutchinson, fifth
earl of Donoghmore," t one time assist
ant commissioner in Eastern Kou
mania, died of paralysis, in Loudon.
Robbers raided the office of the West
ern Lumber Company iu Portland, Or.,
just before the employes were ready to
receive their November wages in coin,
and secured $4,700.
-."" At New Yarkv-trc-Pirslg-Tipton Com
pany closed the most successful auction
sale of trotting and pacing borsea iu its"
lung auu pacing uorses iu us ,
7- ;r,,e7,eed8 ' "ale T, Fie d IT natCoun von Wahlerae.
$352,180 for 702 horses, an average of:"'"'" M . mmn,ll(.Htiff wi.h
about $500 a head.
A serious cave-in occurred at th
P.ay Aug. mine, near Dunore, Pa.
Fifty-one men were entombed. The
rescuing party, alter nearly three hours'
hard work, succeeded in digging into
tnn chamber in which the men were
enrombbd All were rescued, not on
bcii, seriously injured.
Five editors were ohosen to ait In
iini.Nebraska legislature at the recent
Joseph Manley has resigned a chair
man of the Kepublican execuitve com
mittee of Maine after a service of 18
Electric coal-cutting machinery is
rapidly displacing hand work and other
varieties of mechanical mining appli
ances in the collieries of Gieat Britain
nd the United States. r .
Missouri will have the largest Demo
cratio delegation iu the next congress
of the United States.
Tbe city of Downs, Kansas, has more
than 1,000 inhabitants, among whom
there ia not a single lawyer.
The fourth census of the Dominion
of Canada is to be taken next year, be
ginning the first week in April.
When the newly elected governor
of the state have been all inaugurated
there will be 26 Republican, 18 Demo
cratic and one Silver ite, the laet being
Reinbold Sadler, of Neavda.
$1.50 PES YEAR.
Affatra at Gaam are In hatter hap.
Lotd Roberta has left tha Cape for
Holland refuse to lutervena in tha
Senator Clay ipok against tha hlp
Freuoh troop have ceased lootlug
M Uns- Chang claim to have abso
lute power to negotiate.
Cnaffe protested to Von Welders
against Geruiau looting.
The debate on the war tai roduo
llon bill began in the boose.
The house of commout voted 10,
000,000 to carry ou the Doer war.
The lUy-reuuoelot treaty wa
again considered in executive aesaton.
A eonarreaalnnal cominitte waa ap
Tha Philippine coiniulislon gave
merchants a hearing on tha traiff bill.
A 50,000 irrigation ditch will be
constrnoted at ouca in Moxea valley,
Oregon delegation de'oldo upon con
tiuuiug contract for Columbia river
State Superintendent Ackermau re
coinmeuda that Oregon school observe
Johu Marshall day.
The matter of developing Lower
Nehalcm coal i said to have been con
sidered in New York.
In hie annual report, Fish Commis
sioner Held say value of Hsu output
for Oregon ia over $3,000,000.
A number of person inspected, of
ptotiug to murder Lord Hubert during
hi visit to Cape Colony recently, aban
doned their scheme on learning that
they were shadowed.
Outlawry in Kwang Si and Kwang
Tunng ia increasing. Tbe oflloiala
appear to be losing their hold of the
situation and are powerless to restore
order. Pirating on the West river ia
Owing to a lack of proper facilities
In the way of telegraph, caused by the
strike, a serion collision occurred on
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fa, in
which several peraoui were probably
Cornelius L. Alvord, Jr., ex-nnte tel
ler uf the Flnt National bank of New
York, accused uf bavlug emlwzxled
ftlDO.OOO from that Institution, was
inilicted by the United Statea grand
ppiopristiug to his own nse
,000 of the bank money.
Ur may resign if the canal treaty
i,or1 i;,.bert was given an ovation
0'pw Trien. "v ""
tic iiv ted States want Chiriqni for
. , jiing station,
TJl, .,; . , ,utle chan,9 ln the SauU
Charles A. Towne wa
worn in a
senator from Minnesota.
The bouse passed the legislative, ex
ecutive and judicial bill.
The tension between Holland and
Puitugal ia increasing.
Benjamin Wise wa held at Salem,
Or., for arson at Silverton.
A hone Kepublican caucus decided
to stand by the war-tax bill.
ti, a,.in nl Turlrn rtliiful nfnonrs
of buttlo.HMp Kentucky.
Von P.alovv explained why Emperor
ymilln would not receive Kruger.
K tto of gnd wlr91) for an.
lighling aJtimn began in Salem,
Four jnen. were killed by an explo
sion in tbe Union Paoiflo tunnel at
Altacka on Sallabnry and Chamber
lain were made in tbe British bouse of
Only $000,000 can be obtained from
this session of congress for the Colum
The Oregon supreme court uphold
the street improvement section of the
Portland city charter.
Case of smallpox have been tound
, tly in , Fer , ,nd th e pub-
iclsi alar.aed, fearin a pread of the
The Idaho supreme court decide
that patented mining property i to be
regarded the same a other realty for
purposes of taxation.
The Austrian corvette Douan has ar-
'rived at Lima, Peru, briuging Bela
Bakoweghy, commissioner of the Aus
trian government, who ia visiting the
consulates of South America.
that Li Hung Chang' Manohu ecre-
- . . " . " u. , nrA
on the charge of
The third annual cowboy and Indian
carnival opened in Phoenix, Arizona,
with a great parade of vaqueros, red
men and Chinese. After the parade,
in a wild dash through the streets, an
Indian waa thrown from his horse and
fatally trampled nuder foot.
Prairie chickens are said to be more
anuudant in western Kansas than for
During the past five years the state
of Pennsylvania has purchased more
than 100,000 acres of laud to be issued
as a forestry reservation.
Former Ambaiador to Italy W. F,
Draper has been decoiated with the
order of SS. Maurice and Cazal by the.
king of Italy, for services during his
embassy to Borne
A wide awake Amnrlcan has erected
strain pumps on the Jordan and is sup
plying churches all over Europe with
genuine Jordan water.
The boundary line between the Unit
ed States and Mexico has 'recently
been resnrveyed and marked by stone
monument in tbe form ef obelisk
about five mile apart.
There are 22 oountle in Montana,
three of which, Cbotau and Dawson,
on tbe Canadian border, and Custer
county, on the North Dakota borier,
make np one-balf ol the area of the
INDEPENDENCE POLK COUNTV,' OIUjOON.
Strained Relations Between Hoi
Lnd and Portugal .
THEY HAVE RECALLED THEIR MINISTERS
Th Troubl Wu Cauicd by Withdrawal af
Ih Exsquatur of th Dutch Con
sul at Lourtnce Mirquu.
T UIumi nn in 'l'lin mliilMta nt
the Notherlaud to Portugal and the
.......,..... ...I.,U.... II,. ,,,n
have left their resiiectlv post, it H
believed that a cliff erence ha ariaro
tha labject of the i'equatirr to .
Hutch coiikuI at Loureuoo WiWM'n.
ireritWi'MffiiTftiw government b.
Tlio tension betweeu Jortngtl end
tlulland appear to have been eiviptu
stsed, perhaps not altogether nuiuten
lionally, by tha peculiar warmth of
King Charles toast to (Jueun Victoria
at the bauquet given yesterday evening
at the Hoyal Palace to Vice-Admiral
Sir Many Noldaworth Hawsou, and tho
otllcertof tha Btitinh limit, now in the
Itlvar Tagua, and by tho telegram
which tho king afterward dlspat.-l.ed
to Ouceu icturla, thanking bar ma
jesty for sending the fleet, and lor the
friendship tiiua demonstrated.
"I beg to record," telegraphed the
king, "my great satisfaction at the
(rank aud IovmI alliance uniting Eug-
lllllft Httll llf lllltll lf
In the course of his speech, when he
toasted (jueen Victoria, tlio king said
among oilier things;
"Eugtaud baa often shared the efforts
aud glories of Portugal. Our mutual
friendship mid closo allisnoe are
strengthened by hUtory slid the blood
shed together in cauei which have
always been just.'
Admiral liawsou leplied that the
words of the kiiitf hsrinoulted with the
thoughts of the government aud people
of Great Britain.
Portujucu Minbttr Will Explain.
The Hague, D;c. 10.-While it i
not ('enied that the minister of tho
Netherlands at LisUm and the minis
ter of Portngiil here are temporarily
leaving their posts, it Is seml-ofHclally
declared that1 there i no qno.tion of
the inhibitor being recalled. It is ex
plained that Count Da Sttllr, the Portu
guese minister ia proceeding to Lisbon
on a lew days' visit to explaiu verbally
the dlllicultle which lmvo arisen in
cotmcetiou with t tin Netlmrliiuds con
sul, llerr Putt, at Loureuuo .Marque.
. Spaniards Accuic England.
Madrid, Duo. 10. The imparetal
:iys it consider the rupture of rela
tions betvnen lltillnrnt Him Purtugi!
be very serious. It adds that it wa
duo tu tbe Intrigues of f.r.mt Britain,
further asserting that Portugal is now
miller the tutelage of Lord Salisbury,
Observer think that the speech and'
telegram constitute an intimation to
the world thut Portugal can count on
strong support if necessary,
Holds No One Responiible for Sen r-nrUce'i
Thank-giving Day Accident
San Francisco, Doo. 10. The coron
er's Jury, iuiHiirim; Into the causes of
the Th"iinksi:ivlug day di-astor, in
which 22 lives '.veto lust by the col
I bipMi of the r-iin Fruiioisco A Pucidc
Glass Works during the progress; of the
I ritanford-Berkel'iy fisithull giimo, ha
'returned the following verdict in the
I case of each victim ol the accident:
accident was caused by
the breaking of the ventilator of the
roof over the furnace iu the house of
the- ran Francisco & Pncilto Gins
Works at the corner of Fifteenth aud
Folsom streets on tho afteruoou ol No
vember 29; further, tbiit he had no
business there and was thcro against
the orders mid temporary usistnuce on
the part of the superintendent ol mid
works, and further, that no one can be
bold responsible for his death other
than himself and that deatn was acci
dental." Territory for the Canal.
Chicago, Dai", 10. A special to tha
Record from Washington says: Nica
ragua and Cnstn lilea lmvo announced
their willinuuess to grunt a louse to the
United States for a prciod of 200 years
pf the torritory necessary for the con
struction of the projected Nicaragua
canal. The terms are regarded a
moderate It is nndurhtood that .Nioa -
ragua and Costa Rica will accept "nn
the value of those to be nc::npn d Ly
the former government to bo les t'.un !
$0,000,000 aud by the latter tu bo j
than 1 1,500. QUO." ' , j
Pleased With Americans. j
Pekln, Dec. 10. LI Hung dhaii,: hut ,
informed Genoral Chaffno tlmt bo an.l
all the people of the province of Chi
Li are extremely pleitsrd and grattjied
at the behavior of the American troop
toward the Chinese. This is considered
no light matter. From all soctlons of
the portion of the city under American
r pel vision oome words ol praise,
thankfulness and commendation regard
ing the behavior of the Americana.
OxnajvdMarrled a Maid.
New York, Dos. 10,-Tho World
says: "On the Deutschland, which
arrived hero yesterday, were llonry T.
Oxuaril, of San Francisco, president of
the two American- beet-sugar associa
tions, and his bride, formerly Mile.
Marie l'ichoii, maid of Mr. Oxiuird'
siiter-iii-law, Mrs. Robert Oxnurd.
They were married in Paris November
15, bnt tho marriage was not announced
until the Dautsohlaud's arrival.'"
Cruelty of the Boera.
Heidelberg, Transvaal Colony, Deo,
10. The, Jloera are driving the Boer
womon aud children from their homes
because their kinsmen refuse to fight
any longer. Forty women and chil
dren, ill-clad and hiiugry, wero brought
in by the British today.
Population of Berlin.
Berlin, Dec. 10. Tho oensni re
turns show Berlin has a population of
1,884.815, compared with 1,077,804 in
WOULD NOT HONOR IT.
Rtquliltloa. Tor an ladlan Han Turntd Dewa
By th Govtrnor of Colorsdo.
lndianapoli. Deo. U.-Governof
I Mount today received word that Gov
ernor Thoma. of Colorado, lia ramaea
to honor a Mnulsltlou from Indiana for
tha return of Clifton Oxman, of Prince
ton, lud., accused of defrauding, to a
real estate deal, J. Mayer Greene, of
Chicago. A special from Denver aay
the Indiana slier Iff had Attorney Geu
eral Campbell, of Colorado, lueot tha
paper and they wero declared legal.
Afterward, It U atated, f.overuor
Thoma had a consultation with Mr.
Campbell) and then announced that
the naneri were, not made out In tech
nloal form, and this, taken In. jpojjneq;
.id. (itirAn in flfiunnu-
tiOU WUU tm UIUIU1M' Ul
Mount, of Indluna, in rcldsing la hon-ir
lowuur khsm a reqniFlUou
tha return to Kaiitncky ul V. . Ty
iic. mini is. now mim-. la Ifl!"Ur
o w wltiei kTJeiii-
I,..;,! tyuiid iniiiKi hkm to iln the re
cjuisltiou. (oivemor Thonias, It U
rttitd, at the same time, aald that
auveral tW tiovcjrnore bad, he. . ;,
lleved, decided to take similar step re
garding Governor Mount. The matter
ha created considerable comment.
Governor Mount, when told tonight
of Governor Thomas' action, laid ha
wai surprised at it. "There may be
something political in this matter," be
M. "l,u I am surprised that Gov
eruor Thoma resott to any to-called
precedent in hi action on the requisi
tion. Ha cites my action In tha Ken
tucky case a a precedent, which ha
nys ha ia Inclined to follow. 1 con
sidered no precedent when 1 refused
, the Kentucky requisition. 1 did so be
' cause 1 did not believe the men could
get a fair trial lu their own state.
t Governor do not a a rule resort to
pecedeut in acting on such queatlou.
Each stand on it own merits."
EIGHT PERSONS DROWNED.
Irea Or Barjt Went to th Bottom During, a
Storm on Ukt Erk.
Kri. Pa., Deo. 12.-In the midst
of one of the most bitter gale that
ever tarept Lake Erie tha Iron ore
barge 8. II. Foster, in tow of the Iron
Duke, wmt to the bottom at 4 o'clock
thi morning 10 mile off Erie, and
eight persons weie drowned.
The Foster wa one of the fleet of
James Corrtgan, of Clevelaud, aud for
two months ha been running (loin Du
luth to Erie with iron one. Iter cargo
consisted of 1,500 tons of ore. Captain
Ashley, of the Iron Duke, mad Erie
Government Cotton Crop.
New York, Deo. 12. A torro th
effect tba the g vm in i ,nt . '10U Wsif.
. i.ili wilt b madn publii: u mirii,
lib !i e offered to certain enrton brx.1
', in this city in atlvanw't, rfflfiveA
ft-rjt in . t - ' ' '
it"! f . oottou .'Isstnn botthC,
si!,' t..r.:(.ist ;i,i n iuforniatloii
w.is urieri, to haturnay, n no
mediately umiiiad President Hublatrd, !
of the cotton exciiaiige, i'ue lvUr
asked for a detailed itatemout, which
was given, aud this is to be used as a
basts (or federal investigation. Presi
dent Hubbard said tonight that be
would go to Washington without delay
and place the entire matter before the
To Amend Laws.
Washlntgon, Deo. 12. Representa
tive Jones, of Washington, is seeking
to amend the pension law by lifting
from tbe soldier the necessity ol prov
ing that tbe disability for which they
seek peusions did not exist prior to
their enlistment. His bill ou thla sub
ject provides that in all case where
the servioe of a soldier were accepted.
gud he wa mnsterod into the hi my, no
further question should be asked con
cerning bis physical condition prior to
enliatmeut. In many cases the aoldler
of the Civil war ba been prevented
from securing it pension because of his
inability to prove that hi disability
did not exist prior to hi enlistment.
Hoipltal for Lumbermen.
Eugene, Or., Deo. 12. Arrange
ments have been made whereby the
Booth-Kelly Lumber Company will
provide a hospital in Eugene for the
benefit of tho workmen who may .At
any time bo taken tick or injured.
The employe will pay monthly does
for the support of the institution, and
when any of them requires medical or
mrgioal tteatment he will receive It
without further cost. A contract ha
been made with Dr. Paine and Kuy
kendall for professional servioe and
medicine for a year. They will seleot
; - .nUiible
building and have the bos-
pita) roady to icceive
first of January,
puUunti by the
All Credit Due America.
St. Petersburg, Deo. 12. TlieiS6Voe!vJ,,.tvr'" epteadtrig 'a ' report.
Yuuiiva. iu an article evidently in
apirod, referring to the m-ent uls
patches from Dr. Morrisun, in I'ektn,
to the LouJoa-1'in.es, uiug U. - the J
credit lor seouring soiteuea terms is
given by the Chinese to the Russians,
"The credit for the existing entente
really belong to America. England
begrudges Presldeut MoKinley hi just
prestige because he has emphnsled
America's friendship for Russlu."
Fire tt Silverton, Or.
Silverton caused a lot ol
Incendiarism ia suspected,
two men being nuder arrost.
engine wa sent from Portland
relief of the town.
v Th British Uncencerned.
The British show little interest In
Argument in the Neely case wai be
gun before the United Bute supreme
National Irrigation Movement
The holding of the national Irriga
tion Congress in the East, a it turned
out, was, a wise move. The Western
delegates went home with the feeling
that they have the hearty bpport of
eastern interest ln securing action
whioh will open to settleraejut land
capable of supporting bfty million peo
ple. They oannot but feel that thi
mpport is growing; that it is flevolou
ing into a great movement; that many
people are realizing that natlo ml ac
tion would meet inch a Westen devel
opment would inorease tbe r Uional
wealth beyond measure, .
!) INI CHI1
Passed by the douse in
TEN MINUTES Of DEBATE
Ivt, Executive sad Judicial ApproprU-
Bill. Carrvla Ovr S2a.000.000.
1 Want Through Uiwhalkagtd
WAhlngton, Deo. 12. Tha first ol
PVtlv inl lull :la!
' i; . -i.i i t 1h umi rti reoora
wm,'( .it cm si.rrr .T'j''I,4UH,iwb,
WAS t NOT
CI page, but that w ) ' Classes. , .
-.Urn' ( tfoa it." II , taa, nattng 4a tU4 thU
atmut thi in jrs for tba morning by Kbjhard Scott, of Mllwau
read tbe bill. No other l ed ! kia. Other present at tha time wert
j u y t.(.ler the rn'e le.'igd to
W. V .OT'.'.L.W. - VfUWIubU- UMMiimie,
but, owing to the detirt of tlie leaden
to tinxeed with the annroiirlatlou bill. '
dislritt day waa nostnouad until a week
from Vmionrow. Bingham (Hep. Pa.), !
who 4wa in charge of the measure,
mads a preliminary statement uf iti
contents. Both parties in the recent
cani'slgn, Bingham aald, pledged them
olv to economy aud retrenchment.
Thjiendltig bill the first of the btg
uiouiy bills waa a step In that direc
tion I! blnson (Dom. Ind.) expressed tha
opii Kin that If retrenchment were de
sire , provision be inserted lu the
bill i) out off tha 80 days' tick leave
lu a ditlou to the 80 days' leav now
alio id to clerks in the exeotutlve da
Bl ghaut explained that such legisla
tion llld not come within the purview
of tljs pending bill. The law left the
tieiun of leav within tha dlsoretiou
of tils various bead of depai tmeut.
lhl.du.cn protested that clerk in
tha government service ootaidu of
Washington did not receive tbe same
leave privileges received by those hare,
i ml be thought the unjust discrimina
tion against the former should cease.
An amendment providing (or 12 ad
lltoUi,l temporary clerk to dispose of
, he aii-uiiinlaU'd business In the office
if thi controller uf tbe treasury wa
tdopMd. At the conclusion of tbe read
ing of the bill, Bingham thanked tha
louse; for the coulidence shown In the
appropriation committee in allowing
iho ItTPto go through unchallenged,
mid the bll was thou passed.
Unllti! ,l ate May Perth the port from
ligfit), lr- ;. Tho gtmlKiut
.H.-j $,tay. It 14 i.nil.'ut.K.d that
iur ui...' o Is to lock iuo the ndrant-
; ffted by the port of t lurlui as
i ci'iii'Ug .tutlon. tho liMrbor Is uup
ult) wa uxiUi duet ul a ux .
Ion, aud the water Is deep enough for
the heaviest battle-ship Approaches
aere imade to the Coloi (dau govern
.iietit, with a view to loaruiug whether
it ww Id entertain a propiitlon to
grautjl'hirlqul a a coaling station.
At tlat time, Colombia wa uot in a
position to make a definite answer, a
the tirrltory, including this harbor.
had Ueu lu dispute between Colombia,
and UojiU Rica. The answer, there-
tore, ihb to the effect that the grant;
ot be untile whtlti the nuestinu ,
elguty remained 0ien between
nouulriee. Siuue then, hew-
olombla and Costa Rica have ar
te arbitrate the differences, and
s a proitiect of an early settle-
f lovoreiguty,' With this point
d, it i believed that thtjre will
i rloti objection from Colombia
or Cdta Rtoa to granting a coaling sta
L0SI0N IN A TUNNEL
n Loit Their Uvea at Aspen, Wye.
cumulation of Gal tht Came.
AHj'n, Wyo., Doo. 12. A dlsastrou
gin fix plosion occurred today lu tne
uew "ailroad tunnel by which fonr men
lost ibelr lives and several others were
lujural. The tunnel is being built
on tld cut-off of the Union Pacific rail-
road I between Aspen and Hilllard.i
The explosion was caused by the ac
cumulation ot gas.
The coroner's verldot la "unavoidable
acohjmt." Twenty ot the men were
at work at the time of the explosion.
It is not known what Ignited the ga.
nnCT.Ti'Shts are-nwt throughout the
No Hopt for Kruger.
ad i, ' Deo. 12' 'Dr. Leyds aud
ta it) A m stir nun correspondent ot
th 1 ly Mall, "that Queen Wtlbel-
tut'', v 111 Intervene aftei hor marriage.
meant to blind tbe public to
th. warrants, whT8ffTrretrra't,Trre
wroi personally to every European
ruler on Mr. Kruger'a arrival in Eu
rope! nud from two countries at least,
Frai'ce and Russia, received conditional
proiiisei of help in tbe direction of iu
terwutiou, but the plan failed ln Bor-
Steel Company Resumes Work.
Lualn, O., Dec. 12. The Lorain
KtHM (taninnnv roHiinind wnrlr tod at nt
, its (luoininu. converting finishing and
nittlii with mnrii than R flHll mmi
employed ln the entire plant.
Crashed Into a Handcar,
engine on the Grand Trunk road,
neai luglewood Junction, Ont., crashed
into a handcar on which were five sec
tion. mn going to work. All five were
Major Henry Sweeney Dead.
San Diego, Cal., Deo. 12. Major
united State army,
leti'dd, Is d
lid ln this city, aged 09
ciitored the army in New
York in lfcu4
Las year he wa chan-
eel lor of tho
of the Loyal Legion.
a, Deb. 1
Shingle Mill Bumtd.
homa, Dec. 12. A ihlnlge mill
DW t lit by th western Manufacturing
Co t Jiany was Lurned tonight. Loss,
$ 1 500.
EM HE H 14, 11KJO.
a aaiaMAMU aa I St a. a AHffA f
It It Csllid tht Ortjoa Si
It It Csllid tht Ortjoa Stock-Brudtrs' Am.
elation - Permanent Officer Eltcttd.
Portland, Dee. IS. Tht Oregon
Stockbreeders' Association wa per
manently organised thla morning ln
tha Hamilton block by the election ol
the following o Ulcers: lilchard Scott,
president; George Chandler, vlce-presi-deut;
Chart Cleveland, treaorr,
aud M. D. Wisdom, ssoretarv. A
committee consisting of Messrs. Cleve
land, Wisdom aud Early were appoint
ed to arrange by-law and a constitu
tion, and report back to tbe S o'clock
sew Ion this afternoon.
It la the purpose of tha orgntsatlon
to include under tba ona bead all thi
different breed of livestock, In ordei
to make tha state organisation a pow
erful factor in forwarding the interesti
of llveetook nan and breeder In all
George Chandler, of Baker City; II.
West, of Scapioose; J. u. Early, ol sa
lain; Charle Cleveland,
J. W. Bailey, ol Portland; 11. Starr,
of Davton; M. D. Wisdom, of Port
laud: A. D. Gribble, of MacJcsuurg; W,
W, J. MoCord, of Oregon City, and F.
J. Paluter. of Clackama. Mr. Boot!
wa alaotnd tetnnorarv chairman and
Mr. Wisdom temporary ecretary. Ai
briefly at possible, Mr, Boott stated the
object of the meeting, ai already out
lined. The temporary ofHoeri went
then mad permanent, and the other
necessary o Ulcers elected.
It 1 hardly probable
that all tb
buslneu will be Untitled thi afternoon,
a it will take some time to read over
the constitution and by-law before
CHAFFEE WAS MAD.
Called Field Martha! Von WshJtmt
for German Looting.
Washington. Dec. 18. Tbe
department bat received a report from
Oeneral Chaffee of tb incident that
occurred in Pekiu in connection with
hit representation to Field Mrlial
Von Walderaee. It appear thatySn
eral Chaffee did use torn pritty vigor
ous language In protesting against th
thieving and looting ol the foreign
troops. What particularly hurt th
feeling of Walderami was a pointed
reference by General Cbaffee to the
fact that thla disgraceful and uuniill
tary practice of looting wa being in
dulged in, not by the men who did
the fighting an.l opened the way to
Pekln, but by the latecomer, who
bad born none of th brunt of oonfhot
and hardship. Walderaee himself did
! not reach Pekln until long after the
' expeditionary force Had occupied tb
j It is re.guial hf officially that
l..m. ir, I fni""n hurt 1 OVOCatlOn .'fir
,m r!;,L I l" tmeift.il
on in i.ddresatng te
his used tl) ton
Ibid nmrahal. J! t Ignllicantl)
r-,intod out l. ra th.u trhan It ws
hot incumbent upon iim'?al Chaffee 'tc.
.iuaku any rt.'yre,aiilUvD- whatever on
thi subject to the ' field marshal, a
there t no longer any official tie be
tween them. When the United Statea
government changed the character of
it military force. In Pekln from an
expeditionary force to a mere legation
guard, of course that gnard no longer
came under the control of the com-niander-in-uhlef
at Pekln, but wa
simply a part of Mlulster Conger' 0(11
Bon of Prehistoric Animal.
Oregon City, Deo. 13. An employe
of the Willamette paper mill found a
femur bone, elvdeutly belonging to
tome preblstorlo animal, that i now
on exhibition In the ollice of tbe com
pany. The bone waa discovered in a
timbered gulob' about 15 mile from
here, on the wet tide of the Wil
lamette river, partially embedded in
the dirt. Tha bone ia 2 feet 10 incho
in length, and about 82 inches in cir
cumference where the femur i the
thickest. The relic 1 In a good state
of preservation, although parts are
worn off by abrasion and probable ex
posure to the air. Search is being
made for the remainder of the bones ol
the supposed extinct animal.
DlMatroua Collision In Kansas.
Kansas City, Deo. 18. A special to
the Star from Olathe, Kan., says that
northbound passenger train on the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa 'Fe railway
crashed into the rear end of a north
bound freight train, at Clare, three
miles south of thi oity, at 6 o'clock
this morning. Noble Thomas, aged 10
years, of Emporia, Kan., was burned
father wa badly mangled. The n ;i
ueer and hramau of the passoui t
train were seriously iujured, and ba';
n dotu-'i, passiuigura in the ct
were aiightly hurt. ,
To Operate Cannery In Alaska. '
Asloria Deo. 13. Tho American
I JPa.,klng & Canning Company has beou
. -r- - .-il. a ....hn.l.n,!'
lor men in tni oiiy wim ou
cinnltal of $75,000. and a
of this ha already been aubsorlbed for.
The object of the company u to op
erate a salmon oannery at some point
in Alaska, but exaotly where it 1 kept
secret for the present
North Dakota's Vote.
Bismarck, N. D Deo. 18.-The
itate canvassing board today annonced
tha vote on presidential electors as fol
lows: McKinley, 85,891; Bryan, 20,
619 Woolloy, 781J Debs, 618; Barker,
For Ambassador to Italy.
iu.kiniMi rw is. The Dresi'
dent today sent to the senate the nam
J . i
of fiaoroe von L. Mever. ot wassaouu
setts, to be ambassador
of the United
States to Italy.
, Two Mlntn Frozen to Death.
Viotoria, B. 0., Deo. 18.-New 1
biought by the steamer Danube of win
ter tragedies of the northern trails.
The last victims of the stampedes in
search of gold at the Rainbow' top are
Harry Ganb and another Dawson
miner, who left the Klondike capital
bnt a abort time ago to join in tn rnsn
to tbe recently found digging ln the
Tanan country. The two miner
! , .1 j...u .ho t.u h-.
Wei iruauu W UM1U -
r..i. ntf Tann. Th.
new come in a disuatoh from Dawson
ItTDTJU UliVtV VU UV -
ander data of November 80.
Fiva Cents Per
llir llfT IIAkMl LMt I'lirilltlATAM HH'f
lining n; n
111 I1FI IIVI t VVIlb If IWIIMIWIVII asasassr
Krujer Gets No Consolation
From The Netherlands.
HOLLAND WILL NOT INTERVENE EITHER
Th Dutch rerslfn Minuter Ttlli tht Ex Pr
Ideal That tht Rett of His Govern
meat Must Bt Paiilv.
Tba Hague, Deo. 18. lba Dutch
government today finally aud definite
ly refused to take tbe initiative in
behalf of arbitration between tb
Transvaal and Great Britain.
Tb decision waa communicated in
an lntasviewr between Mr. Krvger aatn
Dr. Leyds on ona side and the Dotb
foreign minister and Minister of Fi
nance N. B. 1'lerson, on tbe other.
Mr. Kroner explained that tbe object
bis journey wa to disseminata tb
idea of arbitration, and the JJnton
tnitilatar replied that tbe role of the
Netberland must be passive. Tbe In
itiative belonged to the great powers,
he added. When the powers bad
reached a decision, the Dutch guvern
meut might e what it could do.
No Snub Ytt Prom Cur.
Tb Hague, Deo. 18. The Transvaal
legation says It is authorised to con
tradict the report that Emperor Nich-
ola ha telegraphed to Mr. Kroger an
that he will hot receive
DECIDE ON COURSE.
How tht Oregon Delegation Would Improve
Washington, Dec. 18. Tbe three
member ol tha Oregon delegation, at
an Informal meeting today, decided
to concentrate their efforts to have the
Improvement of th mouth of the Co
lombia mad a continuing contract
rather than truit to the future to se
nnm niraessiva aDiironriatiou to be
mended a needed. By thi method,
which teem to be the best under the
circumstances, the final completion of
th projeot it insured, aud work may
b oouduuted without unnecessary de
lay. The river and harbor committee) has
not yet finally decided on what, pro
vision will be road for thi projeot,
bot $000,000, recommended by'the en
gineer, 1 the outside limit.
OFFICERS WERE LAX.
Piitni" 0 A.lv Arou end Walked Out f
tht Cuit! m. .
FnUm, lxo. Ill: bile
iMan'vi wm . d ' jireltminary
no - ...' Fdvurd l. o ii, charged
lUi cooniorittiung, Tins aneruwn mo
L.,r miliar rinli't! ttinsH uii ti asked out
ot the courtroom. owing to tne
small .courtroom being crowded, the
eaoape was not noticed until the judge
turned to annonnce that the prisoner
would be held to a higher court. Offi
cer started ln pursuit of Hanson, who
was treklng for the river. A few shots
from revolver and be gave himself up.
The escape wa the boldest ever
known in the city. Hanson is one ot
a trio recently arrested with bogus
money in their possession. Search ot
their cabin resulted in finding ot molds
and other tools.
Washington, Dec. 18. The senate
ba refused the credentials of W. A.
Clark and Maginuls, contesting sen
ator from the state of Montana, to the
committee on privileges and elections.
A debate, reopening the Clark case,
occurred upon the motion of Senator
Chandler to recommit the resolution
declaring the seat from Montana va
cant. After a short but interesting
debate, the matter of recommittal, by
consent, went over until Thursday.
Spokane, Wash., Doo. 18. Edmund
Hansen, alias H. Larkee, believed to
be the leador rf the gang of counter
feiter operating here, ha been cap
tured. Hansen was a bridge watun
man for the Great Northern, ln mi
... , I, i
shack were found counterfeiter i imoldi,.
and letter ordering gold and Bluet ,
bullion. Near by in a cache in tbe
rocks many stolen articles were found,
Hansen protests complete ignorance.
Saloons Wert Open Sunday.
' Chnlmlis. Wash.. Deo. 18. Foul
rJiohali wloonkeepers pleaded guUtjlJiMUL3!
'.u !.he eopei-: r i-iurt li the n:inif;
tocplug tho.- (daces opon Snuday. Tv
-. j"1' alia Mioa have benu convicted.
V! n.w tli ed $80 apiece, and nil other
,.,r,' 4C- tha wh"' nr i.millno
. kv&st tuora wore dropped. (
Passed Raised Bills.
Vanoouver, B. Or, uetmwr
Hanay 6ato and Mantoka
Hamaguohi. were arrested this morn
ing, charged with, uttering raised bills.
A number of raised bill have been in
circulation here, in each oase tbe nt
terer, a " Japanese, claiming that he
wai the innooent recipient of the raised
notes from a fellow-oountryman.
Dtwtt tnd Knox Still Fighting.
, London, Deo. 18. The Evening
Standard says that tha battle between
General Knox and General Dewet con
tinues, and that the force exchanged
around incessantly. Lack of definite
information ia sard to be due to the ab
wlth thoBoene of action. While the
war office ia most reticent on the ub-
,kAA bm I,iltnat1nntt that thft aHi.
iect. there are indication tnat tne onv
clal have received newa suggesting
considerable Britisn suocess.
Marvsvlle, Gal., Deo.
man, A l Deri uornenus, was aiuou auu
three injured as the result o! a cave-in
on the 1500-foot level of the Pennsyl
vania mine today. The injured are:
: . . . i , i ., 1 1 .3 j
'John Barrett, Nelson Houck and
UOUrgO iJ Uliunuui
iaior jtme Convent Dud.
... ' Ta 18 Maior
AUlarne. Tan.. 18-
James Converse. widely known
.i,.. . iil
1 throunhout the Southwest, d.ed today,
I ww I .ia.
aged 71 year,
I Pacflo railroad through Texa. -
Items of Interest From All Parts
of the State.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
A Brief Review of tht Growth tad Improve.
ments of tht Many Industrie Through.
ut Our Thriving Commonwealth.
A metres factory will be established
Aberdeen hope soon to lecur free
Lillian Lewis. IS year of age, wa
yatt4 reform school from
Tb tteamer Charle D. Love loaded
1.600,000 feet of lomebr at Fairbavan
for South America.
North Taklma will increase the effi
ceucy of' its polio fore to cope with
tbe tramp clement.
Tb Dayton Electric Light tc Power
Company it iustallina a new 200-borte
power engine and boilers.
Tbe town election in Hamilton re
sulted In tb election of the nominee
of th Citizen' ticket from top to bot
tom. " r.. :r '
Nearly a thousand tack of oyster
were shipped from Oyster Bay last
week, wblcb meant about $3,500 net
to tbe bay ovstermen.
The total vain ot Seattle real estat
trausfeired during November,. 1900, ac
cording to the reoorda of tbe county
auditor, wa $1,411,956
Palouse 1 making ttrenuont effort
to secure tb straw bos rd factory which
official of th Northern Paclflo rail
road will locate ln on of tbe towns
long iu line.
Leonard Howarth, of Tacoma. baa
told to the Weyerbausar Timber Com
pany 160 acre in aection 18. township
18 nortb, rang 4 west, Thurston
county, for $2,100.
J. B. Maokay, tberiff-elect of Whit
man county, baa announced tbe ap
pointment of James Green, of Thorn
ton, a office and chief depnty In tb
Tb tcbooner F. M. Blade waa
launched from Cousin' ibip yard, at
Everett. She waa built for the Slada
& West Company and will be nsed in
tbe lumber trad. The vessel is 200
feet over all, 80 feet beam and 14 feet
depth. She will cost, wbeu completed
The body of an unknown suicide was
found banged y -Hothrr'lTWTi" m"
the transom e! a half-furtnahe ! hi use
at Everett, j, The uppointku is tnat
the deed wa . .i -iu iiraoie'1
apree. The r" t vigilant i ot the
authorities h as yet, disclosed no
clew as to thi nsan's identity.
Rosalia, in the extreme northern
part of Whitman county. 1 viaibly ex
cited over the prospects of becoming a
mining town Citiaens of Rosalia are
heavily interested in many prospec ts ou
the reservation and the discovery of
gas near there ba added to the excite
ment and a boom ia threatened.
John J. Miller, a stockman of the
Snake river district, baa just sold to E.
II. King, of Spokane, 617 sheep for
$4.70 per head. Tbe sheep are all
two-year-old wethers, and are an ex
ceptionally fine lot. They will be
shipped to market in Seattle and
Spokane. This it one of the best aalet
of the season.
One of tbe important oases decided
by Judge John B. Davidson, of the
tuperioi court at North Yakima, was
tha granting of a divorce to Mary
Grindrod from her husband, Edward
Griudrod. Tbe plaintiff is in tbe last
stages of consumption and cannot re
cover. She asked for a divorce and
alimony temporary. Tbe court granted
her money with which to prosecute the
case and an allowance of $35 per
month to be paid by her husband
A dispatch from Bolster say that
the assay establishment of E. R. Rob
inson waa entirely destroyed by fire.
The building was a large wooden affair"
and wa in the center of the business
11(11 b Ul kiJv u tt u ttuu an tt ssa vuij uj
wnn work that "the
part of the town, and it was only by
town was saved. The loss is heavy and
no Insurance. The people will rebuild
immediately. There ia no fire protec
tion in the town and tbe fire was sub
dued by a hastily organized bucket
lO'i) aaier) ii ' ue lact tnat le coun
ty bas at the prusent time a population
of 18,680 et titles them to advance
ment into a higher class they menu to
rlArtva thrt bewHti, ac(:ruua.thBTeft)r - . . ,
and to have their salaries udavneed Ac
cordingly. To this end County Asses
sor Walter L. Cadman ha .baaAQ
tiuu bafu' thtrtTjaro ol county com
niissioner for increased taniry 6lnc
the completion of the census, which,
II received, win amount w auuut
While the other officer aie remaining
silent in regard to the mat er, it is un
derstood they are behind Mr. Cadman
aud that hi is being mad test ease
from whioh all vy 111 profit.
The Paoiflo States Telephone and
Telegraph Company ha begun the
construction of a telephone line from
Medical Lake to Ed wall. ;
James Dolittle, a son of ex-Congress-aman
W. H. Doolittle, while unload
ing coal oara at the Northern Paoiflo
i.n..bor at Tacoma. fell through the
tripinthe Vrttom of the car into the
ol 40 feet.
OOai CnUK), uurauvo
u nicked no unoonsolous
right side i badly orushed, but the
physician say he will, recover.
O. W. Maynard, state treasurer
elect, has chosen H. F. Nichols, of
Wallula, Walla Walla county, a his
deputy. Heexpeota to use but one
assistant In the office.
J. D. MoGowan, of the Cosmopoli
tan fish oannery, reports a light year'
business only about 8,000 oases hav
ing been put up. Hia company 1 fig
uring on pnting ln some newly-invented
maohlnery before another -season
that will revolutionise the method
in m. in thai various canneries.
, It i th intention to employ white la-
! ijor exolwively a qnlckly u possinw.