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HOOD RIVEIt, WASCO COUNTY, OREG ON, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1899.
Secrerarv 01 Slate
bccretnrv of Treasury., ...
frccro(arv of Interior.......
feeereiarv of War
Pccretarv of Navy...
Secretary of Agriculture
...Xiarrett A. Hobart
Lyman J. Gag
Cornelius N. Bliss
.......... ..John D. Long
James A. Gary
,..John W. Grlsgs
STATE OF OREGON. , '
,. ;Geo. W. McBrldo
, , .......Joseph Bhnon
Coneressmen .. ...W
Secretary of 8uue. .
Troasurer ..D. H, N. Blackburn
T. T. Geer
.,F. 1. Dunbar
C. 8. Moore
W. H. Leeds
faupt. of Public Instruction..
,.... H. Ackennan
C. 4. Vt
i Supreme Judges J.;..,,....,...,....'. F.
...C. E. Wolverton
. A. Moore
.R. 8. Bean
i SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.-
Circuit Judge... .W. L. Bradshaw
- Prosecuting Attorney. ...................... A. A. Jayne
State Senators j " '
...,...E. B. Dufur
J. W. Morton
,.D. S. XI n sey
N. C. Evans
...A. M. Kelsay
C. L. r-tiinipi
.W. H. WhlrmW
C, L. Gilbert
J. B. Golt
W. 11. Butts
1 HOOD RIVER DISTRICT OFFICERS.
Justice of Peaoe..,....jf. ...George T. Prather
Conslable.....t..... :.. :".......i,....E. S. Olinger
V ' COUNTY COURT,
The County Court of Wasco county meets on
the tlrst Mondays in January, March, May,
juiy, septemDer ana ivovemoer.
Circuit Court of Wasco county meets on the
uuru uouaays in reoruary, juay ana novem.
HOOD RIVER CITY. 1
;.;...E. L. Smith
, :.; C. A. Bell
P. F. Bradford, Sr.
,. .. A. 8. Blowe
Clyde T. Bonnes
J. H. Duktl
J....... J. II. Ferguson
... .1 J. R. Nlckelsen
,f.. .George P. Crowell
.....E. 8. Ollngei
AND RECEIVERS U. 8. LAND
1 m mm ra.-;"'. ( - t .
; ......,...,;.'. Jay P. Luca
. VANCOUVER., v
(..i....r.....i.i..i.) ...W. R Dunbai
WALLA WALLA. .
..'......... .....'.'...John II. Hill
... .Thomas Masgrovs
. OREGON dry. v!7' '."..
....,. C. B. Moorei
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ST. PAUL '
AND .'. ; ;
LOWEST RATIS TO ALL
KASTKRN CIXIKS. ;
Ocean Steamers Leave Portland Every 6 Days
Steamers Monlhly from Portland to
Yokohama and Hong Kong, rift the
Northern Pacific Stoamahlp Co., in cont
uection -with the O. K. & N.
For full information call on O. R. A N. agent
E. B. CLARK, Hood Riyer, or address ' .;
W. H. HURLBURT,
""''.' General Passftnger Agent, Portland, Of.
O.K. & N. Time Table for Hoed Rlvel
iSTBOUND. 'I WESTBOUND,
K. ' 4:87 p. m. N. 8..i......( 6:S7 a. m.
Kn. 2- 10:42 D. m.
No. 1 4:00 D. m.
Way freight.'v2:46.p. w.
Way fre!ghtl0:25 a. m.
B. CLARK, Agent.
DALLES, POBTLAXD ,,4, . ASTORIA
NAVIGATION COMPANY. ;
Stcamors Daily (Except Sunday! Between
Portland, Cascade Locks, Stevenson,
Spr ao-iie, White Salmon, HOOD
; RIVER anl The Dalles.
HOOD RIVER TO PORTLAND
round trip . .. :..;.r
: ' TO THE - '
v THB DALLES OFFICE: First and Court 8ts.
... ... . W.C, ALLAWAY,
1 ' General Agent,
The Dulles, Or.
Due at Hood River, eastbouud, 4 p. m.: west
bound, 9:30 a. m. - -
Leaves Portland lit 7am.; Leaves The Dalles
ti.7:U0 a. m.' . - ' :
"'.:; MAILS. . , "'
' The mail i.rrlves from Mt. Hood at It o'clock
a. ra. Wednesdays nud Saturdays; departs tli
ame davt at noon. - -
For Chenoweth, leaves at S a. m. Tuesday
Thursdays and Saturdays;' arrives at 6 p. m.
For White Balmo-n (Wash.) leaves dally at 6:4;
a. m.t arrives at 7:16 p. in.
From White Salmon leaves for Falda, Gilmer
D'ruut Lake and Oilenwood Moudayi, Wednes
days and Fridays. . . - . .
For Bingen (iish.) leaves bt5:45 p. m.; ar
flef M 2 o. is. '
From AH Parts of the : New
: World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Coinprehensive Review . of tlie Import.
ant Ilappenings of the Past Week
' Called From the Telegraph Column
Tho sonata will take up the enrrentn
f bill on January 4. ? ; .
The Negros uprising was caused by
tho F ilipino junta at lloug Kong.
Two Chicago electricians are heirs to
an estate in Hungary, worth $4,000,-
000. , , ; .;
: Fire in , Florence', S
the city hall, hotel
bank and. five
The controller of the treasury finds
that Admiral Sampson was allowed too
much pay.' v . : !: ; ' ' -;-' ...
The remains of ' the late Lieutenant
Brumby were sent to Atlanta, ja., for
, Eight lives were lost in the- burning
of two big tenement houses in New
York city. ;. p- : r" " " .: .:
Goebel is making preparations for his
coming fight against Governor Taylor,
of Kentucky. . . '-
The transports rllancock and City of
Puebla have reached "Manila, with two
regiments of .infantry " ,i '' -
All aged employes of the Pennsyl
vania railroad will be retired and pen
sioned January 10, 1900. ,
England has at last decided
. to send
more cavalry to South Africa.'
according to Buller's wishes. '.;,-r , -"
Senator McBride, of Oregon, has in
troduced a bill, to increase the' pay of
letter-carrier in large -cities. .
Senator , Shoup and party will visit
Arizona . and New Mexico to report on
their application for statehood.! t
General Lawton was killed wiile in
front. of his troops at San Mateo, Lu
zon..!; He was shot in the- breast and
died immediately. f v"-' i r.
Chairman Joseph H. - Manley, of
Philadelphia, believes, that only metro
politan; newspapers should be repre
sented at national conventions.
The supreme court of Ohio has ren
dered its decision in the bribery case
of Attorney-General Monnett ngainst
theStandnra . Oil Company; - The at
torney-general lurmsnea intormation to
the effect that he was approached by
Charles' Squires, --of New York, with a
bribe of $400,000 if he would permit
the cases pending against the 'Standard
Oil Company to go by default.--'It was
claimed that Mr. Squires was the repre
sentative of the Standard Oil Com
pany. The decision dismisses the cases
on the ground that this fact was not
established. -,-r- 5. i i '' . t
The New York stock exchange was
thrown into a panic by tw o large fail
ures.- ;. , '. . . "
The house passed the' currency i bill
by a vote of 190 to 150. ' : Eleven Demo
crats voted for it. .
The weather ..bureau, at Fort Canby
has been closed and the work will hero-
after be done at Astoria, i i - ;
The verdict of the jury in the Mo-
Daniel case was manslaughter, with the
extreme penalty recommended. ' -;t
Howard Tuttle, a former Portland,
Or., boy, denies that he is the man
who jumped into the bay near San
Francisco. :; t?- I' .
Yamhill! county hopgrowers hare
decided to', go into the pool and have
sent delegates to the Oregon Hopgrow
ers' Association. " . -
The La Maire Optical Company, of
France, with a capita) of $1000,000,
will establish - branch factories in Illi
nois and Connecticut. .-
The executive : oommitteo of ; the
Brotherhood of Locomotive ..Engineers
have decided to build a $300,000 build-
ag in Cleveland, O. ' !
A South Pacific naval station : will
be established as soon as conditions in
the Philippines admit : of the with
drawal of some of the ships there. - '
The German navy : may be used in
conjunction with those of - France and
Russia to exert pressure to prevent .re
inforcements reaching South Africa.!
The president of the Brown univers
ity asserts that if England whips the
Boers it will bring on a war of nations
in which the . United States must par
ticipate."" i ' .. '., i
In the ateerrtying contest at Denver,
Col., Ed. Harrell defeated "Doc."
Goodin, tying five steers in 5 minutes
29 seoonds. Goodin olaimed the
world's ohampionship. y': -
It is probable - that .the.;, distressed
bark reported ashore near Point Bonills
on November 18, is the . long-missing
Colusa, which sailed from Honolulu on
Qctober 9 for Esquimault. , , ;
Lieutenant Thomas M. Brumby, flag
lieutenant to Admiral Dewey during
the Manila campaign, who has been
ill with typhoid fever for several weeks'.
died at Garfield hospital, Washington,'
The Chicago'. & Northwestern roafl
added 293 miles' , to its lines during
1899. ' 7 ' .' '! , .
Governor-elect -Nashj. of Ohio, is a
widower, and 'the social .' duties of his
administration will devolve upon his
stepdaughter, Mrs.' Babcock. .- - ! ;
Miss Mayme Jester, a ' niece of , Buf
falo Bill, is said to be the only female
press agent on the road. f She left thef
newspaper business to go into this new
Admiral Dewey has celebrated
62d birthday, but will not retire. -
.The British army corps is marching
towards the Tranvaal border,
The French-Canadians have protested
to Laurier against Canada sending more
troops to. South Africa
Thirty men perished in " a colliery
horror caused by fire-damp explosion at
the Braznell mine, near Brownsville.
Pa. ' '.-V; !;,
Fenians threaten to make Great
Britainuncom fotable and will hamper
her operations in sending troops from
home ports. . .'- ,
An eartnquake caused - havoc , in
Southern California. Buildings were
thrown .; down - at ; San Jacinto -and
Hemet, and at the latter place six In
dians were ; crushed; under ! a falling
wall. V . - v . '' "." .
Twenty -one sailors from the British
steamship Ariosto were drowned in
Hatteraa, N. C.,' surf,. Their lifeboat
was swamped., , Their companions were
subsequently rescued by the lifesfiving
,ne situation m the Philippines is
.very gratifying to Washington officials
The insurgent army has practically die
appeared from Northern Luzon, where
all ports will be open January l.i Otis
vfill then tackle the South;
. Buller's losses at Colenso were 1,119
Chicago poolrooms were closed by the
police. - . ? J
London papers, fret under restraint. ol
Sol Smith Russell will retire . from
the stage for a year
' Lieutenant Churchill has arrived
safely5 at Delagoa bay.
Swift & Co. are to be paid for a ' lot
of beef that spoiled
A receiver has been appointed for the
Globe National bank of Boston., v
Near Norwood, O., a man was shot
and killed for cutting telegraph jwires.
.. Both salt and borax have been dis
covered in Lake counts' lakes, Southern
The United States government will
soon erect a ' mammoth refrigerating
plant in the Philippines.
Price of hops has already materially
advanced in consequence of the - pool
formed by Oregon growers. ' ;. .
President Kruger has entered protest
against England's being permitted to
purchase war supplies in this country.
Iwt officially r1v
erce, aad the Yen'
clared open to commerce
ezuela revolution is considered at - an
end.' .'- ' f '-
"'The Filipinos have placed a large oiv
der with a continental firm for artil
lery. They are said to have plenty of
money. '.' ' " !-. '7 . -
The warden of a California ! prison is
confronted with, a problem. A pris
oner whose term has expired refuses to
leave the penitentiary. j
Ex-Unite 1 State3 Senator Wash-
burne, of M nnsscta, is suggested by In
diana politicians for the head of the
proposed Oriental commission. V ,'. 7 "
Dwight L. Moody, the famous evan
gelist dead at his home : in East
Northfield, Mass;-! The - cause of his
death was a general breaking down due
to Overwork. , ; ; .
The : Venezuelan government troops
completely defeated the rebels under
General Hernanlez. It is believed
that many prisoners were taken ' and
that a large quantity of ammunition
was seized. ;, General Hernandez fled.
rMissipnalres. in Thibet have a hope
less and dangerous task . before them.
After three years' work not ' single
convert hae been obtained.; , The Budd
hist priests, owing to China's internal
troubles, are in absolute control, and
will make physical war on the intro
duction of Christianity. ;; , .- -7 . r
Oregon pheasants are to be 'planted"
'in Illinois".! v r 2 :
General Chaffee may be sent to the
Philippines to succeed General Lawton.
Fray er'-meetings"' are being held in
Holland for the success of the Boer
army. .. .. '' :. .. 7: . j r
The navy is in need of more training-
vessels and ' two first-class ones .will
soon be asked for. -, - ,,. . . !
Three' wagon loads of mail wjll lea-
n tho transport Grant for "; the soldit
in "the Philippines. ' '.'""
The Santa Fe is now a Competitor
against the Southern Pacific for South
American business. - 7
A Paris dispatch says that the bank
of Russia has advanced ! the bank of
England 8,000,000. ! ' 7" ,
Two big lawsuits have- been insti
tuted in Chicago courts, between Mon
tana cattle companies.
Samuel Gompers has been ' unani
mously Te-elected president 'of ; the
American Federation of Labor." , 7-' ' i"
The interstate commerce commission
will grant railways, more time to equip
their cars with safety appliances. -
A marvelous quartz discovery is re
ported from Dawson. The ore assays
$800 to the ton, and the ledge is a mile
wide. ' 7.". ' ' " ;.. .. ,.
. --Senator Fairbanks has introduced a
bill granting a pension of $2,000 yearly
to the widow of - General Lawton. j
similar bill has been -introduced
the house.' "I" . 'r'; 7-' ;,,. ' ;
- The National Association "of Retail
Druggists is strengthening its focres to
fight the cut-rate druggists throughout
the country. . ' ' r :
.'. - , '
V Nestor Ponce de Leon, a lineal de
scendant of Ponce-de Leon, discoverer,
of Florida, - Is dad at navana. He
was treasurer of the Cuban junta dur
ing the war.- . j .
y nm mi m
Horrible Disasterjn a Small
,;: '":' Italian .Village.
WERE HURLED INTO THE" SEf
An Knormuui Kook Tjoogoned ..and Fell,
. Carrying With ft Hotels. Villa nd
. a FamouR Monaster'. '
ftome, Dec. 25. A terrible disaster
(00k place this afternoon at Amiilfl, the
popular tourist resort on the Gulf of
Salerno. 'About 2 o'clock an .enor
mous rock, upon which stood tho Cap
puccini hotel, slid bodily into the sea
with a deafening roar and without a
moment's warning,' carrying with it
the hotel, the old Capuohian monastery
below; the hotel. Santo Caterina1' and
several villas. Many people were bur
ied in the debris, which ' crushed four
vessels to the bottom of the 4. sea, des
troying their crews.. The mass of eartli
which slipped was about 50,000 cubic-
yards. '..'-. . --r ''.. .-.'..' . ., '
- The population is in a state of terror,
fearing fresh calamities.'- Troops have
arrived upon the scene and have begun
rescue work. ; It is believed that tho
loss of life is heavy, inoluding a num
beisof monks and the occupants of the
hotel. As yet is is impossible ; to as
certain the exact number. '
;.Amalfl is a small, but lively town of
7,000 inhabitants, situated at the en
trance of a deep ravine, surrounded by
imposing mountains, and'rocks of : the
most picturesque forms. 'The Capuoh
ian monastery was founded in 1 21 2 by
Cardinal Pietro Capuand,. for the 7 Cis
tsrians, but came into possession of the
Capuohians - in 1583., , The -building
which stood in the hollow of a ' rock
that rose abruptly from the sea' to a
height of 230 feet, contained, fine clois
ters.- 7 "' 7 '-..-v '- " , '-:'"' '-
TRAGEDY AT X-REHEARSAL.
Elovon School Children Burned
-7.- Death at Qulney, 111. "
Quincy, 111., Deo.'- 25. While the
school children of St. Francis' parochial-
school, Seventeenth and Vine
streets,' were lehearsing this afternoon
tor an entertainment to be given Tues
day evening, the dresses of one caught
on fire from a gas jet and 10 minutes
after four of themw ere burnedjto death,
two died an hour later, and five others
died before midnight. ' Half a ! dozen
others were burned more or less 'se
verely, -i t, - V .-'' ' v:-' 7 7 ;,'
' The aeaa are:' IrenoFrlenerg.TVl ay
vsmui'iug1, imiiji'muuuii, xiunuiumii
Freund, Colletta Middendorf, Alary
Hioker,- Wilhelmina Gottendorf, Olivia
Timpe, ' Audie ,.; Futterer, Josephine
Bohne, Margaret Warner. " ".
All of these are between 9 and 11
years old. --Helen Zebbing and several
other teachers, Father " Nicholas : and
Professor Mushpld, 7 were 7 painfully
burned trying to rescue the children.
The school hall was filled . with chil
dren, and manyrwould have been killed
in the panio which followed had it not
been for - the prompt efforts of the
teachers and , Sisters J who were in
charge of the entertainment and were
present.' The children rushed for the
doors, but prompt efforts quieted them,
and no one was hurt in the rush.
'J. BROOKE'S FAREWELL.
Banquet Tendered the Ketlrlng Gov.
7 ernor of Cuba..
Havana",- Deo. 25. Sixty "five persons
were present at the- farewell banquet
tendered to General Brooke today at
the Paris restaurant. General ! Mario
Menocal presided, and Ernest Lee Co
nant acted as toastmaster.' vMajor Gen
eral Wood, in Response to words of wel
come, said: '" '. : '' ' '::;f
- ''The United States is in Cuba in
the person of representatives, who in
tend to carry out a great work and to
fulfill strictly the promises of the
United States congress. Aa for. myself,
J. can only do what the president has
sent me to do but'I hope to enjoy the
esteem and ? confidence of ; the Cuban
people as General Brooke has; enjoyed
them,'.''. ... ....,..' . ' '
General Brooke said: ' ' -v
"I shall always remember 1 the long
hours of toil in Cuba, but I shall also
ever recall the kindness shown me by
all Cubans, especially by those ; who
realize that the Americans are their
best friends.'.' .
' ii (; Mining Under Butte.-
Minneapolis, ' Minn.', Deo. - 25. A
special to the Times from Butte, Mont.,
eays: Alexander Tarbet, a Salt Lake
mining man, today closed a deal ! with
the owners of the mineral rights to the
Destroying Angel and Copper Bottom
Lodge claims,- by- which -he secured
control of the interest for $300,000.
The veins run through the business
portion of the city,"ahd the Destroying
Angel was uncovered recently by per
sons who were excavating for the foun
dation of a ' hotel. - It has developed
into the richest copper vein in this dis
trict, and the new owners intend to
tunnel under the city. As soon as the
deal was closed this afternoon, . they
started to sink a shaft, which' will be
put down 1,000 feet, at the corner of
Broadway and Arizona streets, within
a half block of the two principal hotels
and the city hall. - ;
, Forty Children Drowned. v
Brussels, Deo. 25. Upwards of" 40
school children were drowned, today in
an ice accident at Frelinghem, near the
French frontier. ' The children of the
distriot had been given a holiday, with
permission to play on the frozen river
Lysus." When the merriment - was a.
full height: the ice broke suddenly and
the children disappeared, A few were
rescued half dead but the majority
were drowned. Thirty-six bodies have
been recovered, but others .are still
missing. , 7 -. y-"'
INVESTIGATING FREIGHT RATES
Interstate Commission Is Looking Into
7 ; ; Proposed Advances. .
- Washington,. Deo. 23. Hearing was
begun today by the interstate com
merce commission in the matter of the
changes in freight classification and
freight rates by carriers using classifi
cation..' Many complaints . have been
filed with the commission, alleging
that discriminating changes in freight
classification have been agreed upon to
take effect January 1 next. To deter
mine this question a hearing was held
today. '" ''"-' p- ' . r
Chairman Gill, of the "official class
ification committee," was the first wit
ness. He maintained the proposd ad
vances were due to the increased cost
of railroad plants and maintenance,
and that advances had been applied to
classes of freight that could well pay
them. He intimated that ' for some
reason still further advances probably
would have to be made. : -. !
PRICE . OF FISH IS CLIMBING.
May Keach Fifteen Cents Changes Ex
pected in tho Combine. -
7 Astoria, Deo. 23. That fish ' are In
demand is evidenced by the rise in the
price of steelheads from 5 cents to
cents per pound, and an advance to 8
cents for chinook salmon.: '.The demand
is growing every day, and it is : confi
dently expected by those who are in a
position to know that before the winter
season is over the price for salmon will
reach as high as 15 cents per pound."
lit is semi-officially announced,' and
with reasonable confidence for -belief,
that at the' annual meeting of the can
nery combine, to be held on January 8,
h ere will be a number of ohanges.
Several of - the present officials will
drop out, and engage in the cannery
business on Puaet sound. It : is also
quite definitely decided . that the com
bine will not engage in the cold-storage
business next season. '.- -
7 --", British Steamer Seized. -
,' Chicago, Dec. 23. A special to the
Record from Victoria, B. - C, says
According to Hong Kong advices, the
British steamer Labuan, which left
Sandakan on November 25, with clear
ance papers, was seized by the United
States steamer. Castile at Caldera bay,
and sent to - Manila under a prize
crew. Captain Pfort,' master of the
Labuan, reported that permission was
sought to proceed to Cota Batu to bring
away several ' families, as they were in
danger of being killed by the Moros,
but that permission was refused, and
the commander 'of the Castile ordered
the British vessels to be seized. .
A prize crew was then put on board
and the steamer was then sent back
Manila. The seizure Was at ' once.
bslbu vy uiu wamui ui uuu uuuuu
' ' '7'".' Word From Hethaen, --'"
7 London, Dec. 28. The war office has
received ; the "following . from ! General
r,"Cape - Town, Dec. - 23.' Methuen
wires that he has received a rude reply
from general ' Cronje ' respecting his
representations as to Lieutenant Chan-
dos-Pal-Gell, saying this othcer is re
garded as a spy. ; General Cronje also
states he will hold no further communt
ication with Methuen." -. . ! ., . ;
On December 18, the British ;war
office received the following, . date
December 17, from Forestier-Walker:
."Methuen reports - that Lieutenant
Chandos-Pal-Gell was taken prisoner
last Thursday evening, while meeting
a flag of truce. He waved a . handker
chief in response, and was , unarmed."
": - A Klondike Komsnoe.
Chicago, Deo. 28. Dr; Luella Day,
who, two years ago, left here, for the
Klondike, and whose death In a snow
slide was reported, later, arrived at the
Auditorium hotel today and was regis
tered' by Edward McConnell, : also a
Klondiker, as his wife... Mrs. McCon
nell struck it' rich hear Dawson, and
her husband,5 who had "already been
years in the AlaBkan gold fields, owns
several rich' claims. : " "' 4
Mrs. McConnell declared that after ,a
couple of years which she and her hus
band intend to spend . in traveling, she
will return to Chicago and erect a
home and hospital for the treatment o(
crippled children. . ' .!!
".' Canal Bill Is Doomed to Wait. -New
York, Deo. 28; A Special to
the Herald from Washington says;
Legislation providing . for the construc
tion of a trans-isthmian canal is not
probable under the . present session of
congress. Both the Nicaraguan canal
committee in the senate, presided over
by Senator Morgan, and the house com
mittee on interstate and foreign (Com
merce, presided over by Mr. Hepburn,
of Iowa, propose to take the matter up
without waiting for the report 01 toe
Walker commission. :. It is extremely
improbable, however, that- they will
be able to get a bill through either
house of congress before that report is
available. - ' :
' Glass workers' Wages Kalged. V ,
Pittsburg.- Dec. 23.r-D.' C. Ripley,'.
president of .the "United States Glass
flnmnnnv. announced . todav that the
wages of blowers and gatherers in their
employ would be advanced 5 per cent
January 1. The increase affects 1,"200
employes. . - - :- ";.;- ."."...' . , .7
Tvfnhinl ffirmerlv a member -of the
Filipino cabinet, says ""teat the future
rjeace of the PhilitiTJines depends en
tirely upon the form of government the
Americans estaDiisn. 7 7 .7 i.
; Degradation of Earl 1,1. '
Peking, Deo.; 23. Li - Hung Chang
has been appointed acting viceroy of
Canton. ; It is believed this is prepar
atory to his degradation in compliance
with French demands. 7
Sheep to Return to Grazing.
Heppner, Or., Deo. 23. Sheepmen
had commenced to feed,' but thisjnorn
ing the light snow which fell Friday
night began melting, and the warm
wind will soon restore grazing. . -
Exorbitant Price . Asked for
v' Imperfect Invention.
WILL BUILD ONE OF OUR OWN
Navy und : Army Geniuses Will ISorIii
Work at Onco on an lirgtrtiineitt for
New York, Doo. 35. A special to
tho , Tribuno from Washington says:
Rear-Admiral Bradford has' asked ' au
thority from the navy department to
establish a bureau at the naval training
station at Newport . for ' the develop
ment of a naval system of .wireloos tel
egraphy. .! It is proposed to detail sev
eral tifficers. having high electrical
knowledge at this station tnd to fur
nish facilities for : study - and experi
ment, in the belief that something bet
ter than Marconi's apparatus may bo
'..The project to secure Marconi's sys
tem for the navy has been praotloally
abandoned. In the first place its range
was found to be exceedingly limited,
especially when vessels were rolling in
a 6eaway, and their topmasts continu
ously varied in height above the water.
Then there was the insuperable objec
tions of interference", two stations be
ing unable to hold intelligent commun
ication when a third station within
their circle of sensitiveness undertook
to send a message to either point,- This
defect destroys the value of the system
where more than . two ships cruised in
squadron or where ah enemy chose - to
Bend disturbing messages. :
Finally, Marconi's terms of $20,000
for the first year and $10,000 annually
thereafter were regarded as exorbitant
for the use of his half-developed inven
tion. He declined absolutely to modify
his proposition, which compelled the
navy to take . 20 sets of apparatus or
more, and to pay $500 outright for each
.set, and $500 a year each as royalty
for their use. He refused to send two
or three sets : for experimental pur
poses, and gave American naval officers
to understand that he did not care to
do business on a small scale' when Eu
ropean navies were fighting for the ex
clusive use of his coherer and other es
sential features, in spite of the system's
radical shortcomings, as discovered on
this side 'of - the Atlantic. Marconi'l
attitude toward the army was scarcely
different, and the signal "corps is going
ahead on a sytem "of its own, ! which
avoids the Italian's patents, and al-
Rear-Admiral Bradford believes that
some of the eleotrioal experts . of the
naval equipment bureau, if the oppor
tunity is given them,-wiU produce ap
paratus to meet the peculiar conditions
of the navy without appreciable expen
diture,' and in all probability the ex
periments he desires will,, be: ordered.
One station will ' be - located at the
training station and the other at the
torpedo school, on islands about a mile
apart, and as progress is made Other
stations will be set up at various points'
in Newport harbor, where , torpedo
boats are always available, with vessels
in motion or for miniature fleet evolu
tions. 7 Several forms of apparatus from
American inventors have already been
submitted for test, and doubtless others
will be received when the work is act
ually started. . '" -7. . ,.
7 7 7 Ended in a Free jFlght. ! : !
Paris, Deo. 25. A pro-Boer demon
stration, convened this evening at the
Tivoli Vauxhall by the executive com
mittee of the Jeuness Royaliste, ended
in a riot. The socialists . entered . in
force and broke up the meeting, amid
indescribable -uproar - and shouts , of
"Vive la social revolution," and "A
bas Deroulede," with counter cries of
"Vive Deroulede" and "Vive 1'armee."
Several nationalists' who were present
endeuvored to speak,' but they were
quite inaudible. 7 A free fight ensued,
and the proprietor of the hall turned
off the gas.. The : combatants then
lighted newspapers and continued the
fight, smashing the fittings of the hall
and using them- as weapons. .- Finally
the police "cleared the room, but they
were compelled to charge' several times
before order was re-established, .7- Jp
. The I.lghthonse Is Dark. ' -.
' Victoria, B. C, Dec.' 25. The light
house steamer Quadra left this atter
noon for Egg island... Passing steamers
report no beaoon showing afr' the light
house there. The keeper is frail, and
it is feared he may have difed. He has
a little daughter;-3 .' years old, with
him."v.:-'77""'. ' - '- : - : ;v. '..' '. ''' ;
Separate Sloepin'g Caps for Negroes.
Atlanta; Ga De3 23. -Governor
Candler today signed the bill prohibit
ing the sleeping-oar companies operat
ing in the state from furnishing berths
to negro passengers, except in coaches
used especially for the accommodation
- New York Aldermen Favor Boers.
New York, Dec. 25. The board ol
aldermen today adopted u resolution
praying "the God of battles" to make
the Boers successiul in the war against
England The resolution now will go
to the coouncil, and if that body con
curs,, will como before Mayor . Van
Wyck for his approval. !,
Jnstantly Killed. . .
r Roseburg, Deo. 25. A George Noah,
engineer at the Oregon Brewery & Ice
Company's plant, in this city, while
attempting to put on a pump belt, was
caught by a large pulley running at
high speed, and instantly killed. - The
body was dreadfully mangled.' No one
was present. ' ; The other employes on
the premises heard a scream, rushed to
the spot,, and stopped the engine.- The
victim's brains were scattered all over
the engine-room, ...,
PROTECTED; HER HOME.
toung Woman Shot and Killed an In
truder. ( -. 7 7 -
Natick, Mass., Deo. ; 25, Lewis
Perry, aged 83, Spanish war veteran,
was shot and killed today ; by Miss
Lizzie Morse, at her home in .West
Natick. Four shots were fired, two ot
them taking effect, one in the heart.
Miss Morse, who was placed under ar
rest, says that the circumstances jueti
Sed her in shooting Perry,; The Morse'
family is one ' of the wealthiest and
best known in town. Miss Morse and
the members of her family ." claim that
Perry and Arnold Slappen, on bicycles,
rode up to the Morse house, , demanded
admittance without stating their busi
ness, and, upon being refused, smashed
several windows. Miss Morse went to
the bureau drawer and loaded a 2 2-caliber
revolver. ; She: claims ; that the
men went around to the front of the
house, where Perry finished smashing
the glass in one of the windows, and
climbed in, in - spite of her remoa
stranoes. - After gaining an entrance,
he grabbed Miss Elreta Morse and
wrenched from her a croquet mallet,
with which she tried to protect herself. "
Lizzie rushed to her sister's . assist
ance ' and informed . Perry : that she
would shoot him if he . did hot leave
the house. - He gave her a terrifio blow
with the mallet and felled ner ' to the
floor. : She managed to get up again,
and told Perry to get out of the house,
when he dared her to shoot. She then
fired four shots at Perry, who managed
to climb through the window and then
fell dead. '. '
WANTED HIS PICTURE IN PRINT.
New York Man Shot His Wife
, - Killed Himself. ..:
: - Binghampton, N. Y.i Deo. 25. John
Edgar Gardiner, , in order to get his
picture into print, shot his young wife
and then killed himself today Gardi
ner was 60 years of age, his wife 29.
They had been married ' but - a ' short
time, and were living apart on account
of his bad habits. On several occasions
he had asked how she , would , like to
see their pictures in a local paper. His
wife took fright at this, . and forbade
him to speak to her on the subject. ITe
called at the house today and "aski .1
her to come out, as he was going West
She declined, and he forced his way in
to her apartments, sayingSee what
I have brought you," drew a revolver
and shot her twice, one bullet passing
through her arm, the ': other entering
her side. The woman washable to rush
from the house to a neighbor's.
When the police officers arrived Gardi
ner walked to the center of a room in
full view of the officers, and, placing
the weapon to his head, killed him-
. ' . Crater Lake Park.
" Washington, Deo. 25. Among tho
familiar bills of the last congress to re
appear this year are two that were in
troduced by Representative Tongue, of
Oregon. ,t One is his bill, for creating
a rmhlin nnrlr '"inMnrliTitr Orntor TiftVft: '
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and the other fs his bill providing for-r;
the" examination and classification of
the lands in the Roseburg and Oregon -City
land districts within the grant
nade to' the Oregon & California Rail- .
oad Company. Both bills are prao- .
tically the same as were presented in
the last congress. -",
The Crater lake bill proposes to set
aside a tract of 249 square miles, with- -out
drawing it from settlement or sale
and making it a public park or pleas- 7
ure ground, to be known as the Crator
Lake National Park. 7 This park, if es
talbished, is to be under the control of .
the secretary of the interior, who will .
preserve'the lands in their natural con- .
rUt.ion and rvrwvent all residence, min
ing, lumbering or other business opera
tions within its limits. '! The old pro
vision for restaurants and waiting- ;
rooms is again inserted, as are the pro- 7
visions for governing and ' protecti:
the park.. It is proposed that the cjr
and expenses of creating the park s
be borne by the general. ; gwjrn
It was this last provision'"
Speaker Reed agamsOfte' ', - -gress,
for he contended tht 7 . '
pense attached should be bor r
Htate.'.NoJr'that Reed is 7 out . - '
gres7themll may have a betten o. .
of fjeoomiia a law. - f-" : . - -
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. 7- ,, Wages Advanced. - t -
Pittsburg, Deo. 25. The Carnegie
Steel Company posted today, at its va-
rious works in this city, notices reading i
substantially as follows:
" "Taking effeot January 1, 1900, com
mon labor at these works will be in
creased to $1.50 per day, and all other
day turn and tonnage iabor (with cer- .
tain exceptions), will be . increased in
proportion.". 1 '7
, The exceptions are the tonnage men
working under sliding scales, where '
the rates, of wages increase and decrease
in proportion to the proceeds of the .
products. This adjustment is 7.41 per
cent advance, pn the wages now being
paid, making a total of 25 per cent of
increase made by the company volun- '
tarily since the last general scale.
Five Thousand Bills Introduced.
Washington, Deo. 25. The official
of the house of i representatives have -struok
a balance .on the recent deluge
of bills, showing that up to the recess
the'records stood: Total bills intro
duced, 5,015; joint resolutions, 95;
simple resolutions, : 65; grand total,
n, 175 measures of all kinds.
Street Car Dynamited. .
, Springfield, 111., Dec. 25. For the
third time since the strike was de
clared against the Springfield consoli
dated railway, November 10, a street
car was dynamited at, 11:30 o'clock:
last night. . The car Was blown off the
track and completely ; wrecked. No
passegners were aboard, and the motor
man and conduotor were not injured.
The explosion happened in the heart of
the city, at Eighth street and. Capitol
avenue, and caused -great exoitement.
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