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OREGON CITY, CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1903.
RESUME OF THE YEAH
19028 RECORD OF PROSPERITY
There Hit Been Volcanic Eruptions,
Ware, Conflagrations and - Explo
sion Large Death LlataAod BtlU
Time Have Been GesU.
Though most of the civilized world lias
eujoyed a continuance of the reign of mu
tual prosperity which began in 100 J, it
is undeniable that the year 11)02 has
made a woful record in the way of dis
aster and destruction of human life. The
eruption of Mount Pelee, Martinique,
May 8, may be given pre-eminence as
the most disastrous occurrence of several
decades, and its destructive work was
supplemented by 'many costly coullntfrii
tious, especially during the early mouths
of the year, aud a number of deadly ex
plosions. Many noted persons have passed into
the beyond since Jan. 1, 1002, among
them being Cecil Rhodes, Rev. T. DeWjtt
Talmage, Gen. Wade Hampton, Frank
R. Stockton, J. Sterling Morton, Sol
Smith Russe ll, Bret Ilarte, Rear Admiral
William T. Sampson. I.ord Pauncefnte,
Jen. Franz Sigel, Edward Eggleston,
Justice Horace Gray, Marie Henrietta,
Queen of Belgium; Emlle Zola, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, Herr Krupp, Thomas B.
Reed and Mrs. U. S. Grant.
Events of the Year.
1. Thomas Estrada I'alma elected Preal
dent of Cuba.... President Boosevelt holds
2. Passenger steamer Walla Walla sunk
oil Cape Mendocino by unknown bark; 27
3. White House ball on occasion of Miss
Alice Roosevelt's debut.
4. Nineteen men lost In marine collision
-OCT Avelro, Portugal.
6. Congress reassembles.
7. Seventeen men killed by cave-In In
mine at Negaunee, Mich.
8. Tunnel accident to New York Central
train In New York City causes IS deaths.
10. Failure of Euclid Avenue Trust and
finrlngs Co. of Cleveland.
12. Seven lives lost In fire in Buffalo,
14. Second failure of George H. Phillips,
formerly called the Chicago "corn king."
. . .J. B. Foraker elected Senator from Ohio,
.Arthur P. Gorman from Maryland aud J. B.
McCreary from Kentucky.
1U. A. B. Cummins Inaugurated Govern
or of Iowa.. ..Earthquake kills 800 people
at Chlipanelngo, Mexico.
18. Death of Sir Kills Ashmesd Bartlett,
English political leader.
ID. Four buildings collapse In Detroit's
20. Columbian Insurgents win bsttle In
Panama harbor... .Death of Camilla Urso,
24. Treaty ceding Danish West Indies to
United States signed. .. .Dust explosion kills
.29 miners at Lost Creek, Iowa.
28. Peace proposals made to England In
Boers' behalf by Holland.
2D. Ten lives lost In tenement bouse Are
I. Dust explosion In Hondo, Mexico,
mines; 87 men die.
3. 12,000,000 lire in Waterbury, Conn
Jale on Atlantic coast does considerable
4. Keeley liquor cure plant at Dwlght,
J11.. burns.. ..Six firemen killed by falling
walls In St. Louis.
8. 110,000,000 Ore in Paterson, N. J
-Smaller flres In Jersey City, Brooklyn aud
Chicago Eleven lives lost In lodging
Jtouse fire In St. Louis.
10. Twelve manufacturing plants burned
at Sprinrfleld, O.
II. Death of Marquis of Dufferln.
17. House passes war tax reduction bill.
18. Miss Ellen Stone's ransom paid to
19. President Roosevelt'a decision on
Schlsy sppesl given out.
20. Revolutionary riot la Barcelona,
22. Park Avenne Hotel and 71st Regi
ment Armory In New York horned ; 11,000,
00 loss and 80 lives destroyed. ...Seustors
Tlllmsa snd McLaurea of South Carolina
fight In Senate.
itt. Miss Ellen 8tone released by But
24. Philippine bill psased by Senate.
27. McKlnley memorial services In Con
gress. 28. Fourteen miners killed by snowsllde
at Tellnrlde, Col.
2-4. Prince Henry of Prussia visits Chi--cago
and other western cities.
7. Wreck on Southern Pacific railway In
Texss; IS persons killed and 30 Injured....
Gen. Hethuen captured by Boers.
10. Secretary of Treasusy Long resigns;
W. L. Moody of Massachusetts appointed
12. Death of Former Governor John P.
Altgeld of Illinois Packet overturned in
illssisslppl Klver and 22 persons drowned
....Boers release tien. Methuen.
13. Strike of Boston teamsters ends.
16. Severe blizzard over Canadian North
west, the Dakotas and Lake Slates.
17. Ship subsidy hill passes Senate.
18. llohoken docks burn, with large ves
sels; loss, fl.onu.OOO and two lives.
24. Neely, Hathhone and Reeves convict
ed of postal frauds at Havana.
25. Order Issued for evacuation of Cuba
21. Death of Cecil Rhodes.
29-30. Storm and Hood cause damsge
East snd South.
31. Mine explosion at Dayton, Tenn., kills
I. Death of Thus. Dunn English.
8. fl.000,000 lire at Atlantic City, N. J.
. Many persons killed and Injured by
falling grandstand at Glasgow, Scotland.
II. Boers sccrut terms of peace.. ..Death
of Gen. Wads Hampton.
12. Death of Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
16. Russisn Minister of the Interior, M.
Slplaguloe, slain by student.
18. House pssses Cuhsn reciprocity bill
....Great ocesn stesmshlp lines merged.
20. Sixty lives lost In burning of steamer
City of Pittsburg on Ohio Rlvsr....Frsnk
B. Stockton, novelist, dies.
25. Severe windstorm in Missouri Tal-
27. Death of ex-Secretary of Agriculture
i. Sterling Morton.
28. Death of Sol Smith Russell.
I. Tornsdo destroyed over 400 lives
around Daces, British Indls Win. H.
Moody becomes Secretary of Navy.
4. Ieath of Potter Palmer of Chicago.
6. Death of Archbishop C'orrtgan....Bret
Barte dies In London.
6. Death of Rear-Admlral William T.
8. Town of Bt. Pierre, Martinique, de
si roved by volcsno I'sul Lelrenter Ford.
author, slsln by brother, Malcolm Ford,
who then kills hlmsrif.
9. Bulks ordered la anthracite coal re
gion. II. Death of Lieutenant Governor Stone
12. Maria Christina resigns regency of
Bpaln....Twenty-Bve persons killed by oil
explosion aesr Pittsburg.
17. Alfonso XIII rronaed king of Spain.
18. Hurricane devastated Texas gulf
coast, blotting out town of Goliad.
19. Eiploeioe a coal mine at Coal Creek,
Teas., kills Ibt sataera.
fO. y?ubs becomes Jin Independent nation
, ...Tftterspout at Clnclnnsti and auburbs
kills six persons ua destroys property val
ued at 12,000,000.
21. Decorah, Iowa, overwhelmed by
23. Exploalon in mine at Fernle, B. C,
kills 109 miner.
24. Death of British Ambassador, Lord
81. Boer leaders sign article of stir,
render. .. .Retalbulen, Guatemala, overt
whelmed by volcsuo. 1.000 lives lost.
2. Teamsters' strike csuses riots In Chi
cago. .. .Death of Rev. Dr. J. H. Barrows
at Oberlln, O.
8. Strike rlota In Chicago.
4. Teamsters' strike In Chicago settled.
' 6. Street car riots In Providence, B. I.
6. Tornado and cloudbursts In lows, Ne
braska, Kansas, Illinois, South Dakota.
9. St. Luke's Sanitarium In Chicago
burns, 10 lives being lost. . .-.
10. Tornado causes damage and death in
Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.
ia ti.iri.ti aenfl. to Congress .sneclal
message on Cuban reciprocity.
ltf. senate panne iniimuo .nun, u.......
Death of King Albert of Saxony.
21. Wyeth wins Ainerlcsn Derby In Chi
cago.. ..Town Marshal of Jefferson, Iowa,
killed by half-witted man, who la then
slain by mob.
22. 500,000 Are in Portland, Ore,
23. St. James Hotel collapses at Dallas,
24RKlng Edward VII submits to opera
tion for pxrltypbllitla.... Coronation Is post-
P30?d'senator Bailey of Texae makes vio
lent attack on Senator Beverldge uf Indi
ana In Senate.
I. Adjournment of Congreas.
8 President Issues peace and amnesty
proclamation for Philippines. ...Rock Isl
and fast train held up near Dupont, III.
4. Trolley wreck near Gloversvllie, N. Y.,
kills 15 persons. , .
5. Swift s market In Chicago stockyards
bT0?6oO Chicago freight bnndlcra strike.
9. Storms aud floods In Iowa and the
Va" Explosion In mine at Johnstown, Pa.,
kills 125 miners.
II. Lord Salisbury renlgns as premier of
England; succeeded hy Mr. Arthur Balfonr.
12. Death of Archbishop Feehan of Chi
cago. 13. Sir Liang Cheng appointed Chinese
Minister to United States to succeed Mr.
14. Express train held up and robbed
near Marshall's Pass, Colorado.
15. Cyclone destroys Kmernldo and
Thompson, N. D., aud Borup, Minn.
Itt. End of freight handlers' strike In
Chicago.... Fifty killed In mine explosion
at Park City, Utah. .. .General Jacob H.
Smith retired with censure.
80. Murder of Minnie Mitchell In Chi
cago. 31. Earthquake In Snnta Barbara Coun
5. Burlington express train robbed near
6. Train wreck near Collins, Iowa, kills
13 people and Injures 30.
0. Coronation of King Edward of Eng
land.. ..Body of Mrs. Ann Bartholin found
10. Death of Senator McMillan of Michi
gan.. ..Seven persons burned to death In
hotel Are at San Angelo, Texas.
16. Cullacau. . Mexico, swept by tidal
wave 28,000 express robbery at Kord-
20. Autumn naval maneuvers begin off
20. Death of General Frans Slgel.
21. President Roosevelt on. trip through
22. Earthquakes In East Turkestan kill
20. Death of ex-Governor George Hoad
lev of Ohio.
80. Eruption of Mont Pelee destroys
Morne Rouge, with 200 lire.
1. Thirty killed snd 70 wounded In train
wreck near Berry, Ala.
8. President Roosevelt hurt In trolley
accident near Plttsneld, Mass. .. .Death of
Kdwara Lgjieston. novelist ... .TBiro great
eruption of Mont Pelee, Martinique.
4. Body of Wm. J. Bartholin found neat
T. Haytlan gunboat Crete-a-Plerrot sunk
by German gunboat Panther.
11. Battleship Wisconsin and cruiser Cin
cinnati ordered to Panama.
12. Great Br In Beaumont, Texas, oil
fields.... Killing frost In Northwest Mrs.
Senator Stewart of Nevada killed la auto
15. Death of ex-Supreme Court Justice
18. Peary Arctic expedition return.
19. Panic In negro baptist convention at
Birmingham. Ala., causes death of 80 Der-
sons snd Injury of 100.. ..Death of Maria
Uenrlette. queen of the Belgians.
28. Operation for abscess on President
Roosevelt's leg at Indianapolis.
2B. Four hundred persons killed by cy
clone and waterspout In Eastern Hlclllty.
28. Second operation on President Roose
velt leg.. ..Tidal wave on coast of Japan.
29. Death of Emlle Zola.
8. Conference of coal operator and mln
era at White House In Washington.
8. Governor Stone of Pennsylvania order
mate Militia to coal neitis.
11. Burlington train held np near Lin
12. Street railway strike In New Orleans
13. Coal operator ask President to end
1U. President appoints commission to ar
bitrate coal strike.
21. Anthracite workers vote to accept ar
bitration. 23. Work In anthracite coal mluts re
24. Ksrthquakes In Italy.
21. Death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
29. "Mitchell" day In anthracite region.
1. St. Pierre, Mlquelon, destroyed by
4. General election .... Fire worka explo
sion in xora sins u persons anu in
10. Fire doe great dsmage on Dew Eaat
River bridge In New York.
11. Roland Mollneux acquitted In New
10. Armour Co.' packing plant la
Sioux City horns.... Death of G. A. Ucnty.
19. Soiclds of James Tounger.
20. James Moore, colored, banged by mob
near Sullivan, Ind.
2L Rock island train held op by ei press
robuers at usvenpon, lows.
22. Death of Frledrlch Krupp. German
gunmaker...Blg or dock at Ashland, Wis.,
23. Death of Sep. Winner, composer.
. Death of Colonel Tbos. P. Ochiltree.
29. Fourteen killed by boiler explosion
In Chics go stockyards.... Several vessel
and 29 Uvea lost In gsle on Great Lakes.
I. Congress convenes for abort session.
4. Fourteen lives lost in bra In Lincoln
Hotel, Chicago Naval mauen-ers la Ca
ribbean Sea begin.
6. Cleveland's great water tunnel com
pleted. 7. Death of Thomas B. Reed In Wishing
ton.. ..Cartoonist Thomas Naat dies at
8. Great Nile dam at Assouan opened.
9. German and English fleets seise Ven
ezuelan warship In hsrbor of La Gualra.
II. President Castro of Venezuela Ixsues
appeal to arms... Cuban Reciprocity Treaty
signed In Havana.
13. ll.Otfi.COO fire In steel plant it Canal
Dover, Ohio... .English and German war
hip reduce defenses of Puerto Cabell
14. Death of Mra. U. 8. Grant
15. 1.0O killed by earthquake at Aa
dljaa. Asiatic Russia.
18. Venezuela ask for arbitration.
NEWS OF OREGON
ITEMS OP INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS
OP THE STATE.
Dallas Kust do to Law to Procure Water
Right Roseburg Saloons Must Close
on Sundays-Cattle Dying of Cold
Oreat Central Pays Off 0. R. & N.
Rnnrirs T.Awrpnrfl a. nloneer of 1852.
died at his home on Pistol River.
Tt la renorted that manv cattle have
died from the cold on the ranges
An organized band of horse-thieves
Is operating on the ranges of the
Southern Oregon mountains.
a lured Tufdoritv of the citizens of
Grant County will fight the proposed
forest reserve in tne Blue Mountains.
Tho firnnta Pass citv council has
passed an ordinance forbidding chick
ens from running at large within cer
United States postal inspector has
viewed a new rural delivery route
up Roberts Creek from Roseburg, and
will in ail probability report favorably
The Grent Central Railroad is dis
tributing lots of money along its
route by paying up all bills for labor
and merchandise to the first of the
The city officials of Roseburg have
decided to enforce the ordinance clos
ing saloons on Sunday, and all sa
loons in the city obeyed the ordinance
Dr. Lawbaugh,- the Portland owner
of a fast French automobile, has been
sued for $820 damages by the owner
of a team that was frightened by the
new machine and broke loose and ran
A buggy containing three persons
was run Into by a switch engine in
the Salem yards and smashed, and the
horses torn entirely clear of the ve
hicle, but neither the occupants of the
rig nor the horses were injured in the
The town of Dallas finds it neces
sary to go to law In order to procure
water rights for a city water supply,
and as towns of that size cannot bring
such suits without consent of the tax
payers, an election will be held to ob
tain this consent. .
The O. R. & N. Co. has decided to
raise the wages of all its deckhands,
watchmen and firemen, beginning
January I. The Increase in wages
will be $5 per month, and about 125
men will benefit by it. It will include
employes on the Snake River boats
as well as those running on the 'Wil
lamette and Columbia.
A fire in Salem's Chinatown caused
$500 damage to some old wooden
The region about Summerville will
have a new rural free delivery route.
to begin February 1, 1903.
Ontario will make another fight to
obtain the county seat of Malheur
County at the coming session of the
The badly decomposed body of a
man was found on the South Umpqua
river. He had appcarentiy been
drowned. The body was well dressed.
A British ship direct from Shanghai,
Is In quarantine at Astoria, having a
case of smallpox on board. She had
a load of mud from the Shanghai
river as ballast, and this must be
treated with a solution of acids, for
fear that It may contain cholera
Wheat Wslla Walla, 70c; blue
stem 78c; valley, 75c.
Barley Food, $23.60 per ton; brew
Flonr Best grade, 8.0034.40; grah
Millstons Bran, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, $23.60; shorts, $19.60;
Oats No. 1 white, $1.161.17;
gray, $1.12)01.16 per cental.
Hay Tlmotby, $1112; clover,
$8(39.00; cheat, $.?9 per ton.
Potatoes Best Barbanki, 60060c
per sack; ordinary, 40 50c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweet, $2 000
$2.25 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 9c;
young, P10c; bens, 9c; turkeys,
live, 170 18c; d reefed, 20 21;
ducks, $707.60 per dozen; geese, $8
Cheese Fnll cream, twins, 16
17Xc; Yoong America, 17X018i;
factory prices, lOle lees.
Butter Fancy creamery, 27 X0 30c
per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20
22Jc; store, 1618.
Eggs 25036e per dosen.
Hops New crop, 23026c per pound.
Wool-Valley, la),15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814ic; mohair, 26(S28c.
Beef Gross, cows, 303)e per
pound; steers, 4c; dressed, 607c
Mutton Gross, 8c per pound;
Lambe Gross, SXe par pooad;
Hog Gross, o3i06Me per pooad;
dressed, 707 Xe.
NEW YEARS AT WASHINGTON.
President and Wife Hold Brilliant Recep.
tlon In New White House.
Washington, Jan. 2. President
Roosevelt's New Year's reception was
one of the most brilliant events in
Washington society history. All call
ers were afforded the opportunity of
greeting the President and Mrs. Roose
velt and exchanging with them the
compliments of the new year. No dis
tinctions were made except such as
were rendered necessary in preser
vation of order. ' '
The general public ' for the first
time had an opportunity to see the
widely-heralded Improvements In the
White House improvements which
when completed will have cost about
$600,000. ; In addition to a desire per
sonally to wish the President and Mra.
Roosevelt a Happy New Year, hun
dreds were attracted by a wish to see
the White House in its new and hand
some interior finish and furnishing.
To many who were familiar with the
interior of the mansion as it was a
year ago the changes made were a
revelation. While in a general way
the form of the Interior has been re
tained in beauty and effectiveness, it
is wholly different.
Just 10.2 years ago President John
Adams and his wife opened the White
House with a New Year's reception
to their friends and to ine publis gen
erally. The dawn of the first fete day
within the walls since become histor
ic was accompanied by the noise of
saw and hammer, as was this day.
On acount of the unfinished con
dition of the lower floor, President
and Mrs. Adams received their guests
in the room on the second floor now
occupied by President Roosevelt as
a library. While the Improvements
now are more nearly completed than
was the mansion itself at that time, it
will be several months before - the
workmen will have finished their task.
It was a merry day for the Roose
velt children. Prior to the reception
they had a jolly time In the lower part
of the house. They manifested the
liveliest Interest In all the arrange
ments. The President was in excellent spir
its, and Mrs. Roosevelt never seemed
happier or more gracious. The Pres
ident was attired in a frock suit, and
the only dash of color about his at
tire was a tie of grayish tint. Shortly
after tile receiving prty aaocmbled fn
the blueroom, the reception proper be
gan. CABLE TO HAWAII.
First Message Came New Years Night
From Dole to Roosevelt.
San Francisco, Jan. 2. the first
message from Honolulu over the Pa
cific cable was received here at 11:03
o'clock last night The signals were
perfect at both ends. The speed was
fast, but the operators have not fig
ured out the rate at which the earliest
messages were exchanged. The first
message was from Governor Dole to
Almost Immediately after communi
cation was established a message of
greeting was flashed to President
Reesevelt at Washington. The mes
sage was from Governor Dole, of
Hawaii. The text was withheld, pend
ing receipt of the message by the
President In person.
Cable Works Beautifully.
San Francisco, Jan. 2. The pa
tience of the watchers of the Postal
Telegraph Company was rewarded at
11:01 o clock last night, when the in
strument at the San Francisco end of
the Pacific cable Indicated U:t con
nection with Honolulu ha at last
been made and that a message was
The first words that the ticker de
noted on the tape were: "You are
reversed," meaning that the Honolulu
operator was getting the San Francis
co signals backwards. The local dif
ficulty was quickly adjusted by a re
adjustment of the batteries here and
then came the first formal communi
cation from Uncle Sam's possessions
across the Pacific cable.
It was fitting that such a message
should be from the chief of the fair
Pacific Isles to the head of the United
States, and so the ticker read a mes
sage of congratulation and good will
from Governor Dole to President
Roosevelt. Then came a cablegram
from the cable officials at Honolulu to
Clarence Mackay, president of the
Commercial Cable Company. Com
pany messages followed rapidly,
greeting being exchanged and mes
sages of good will and prosperity pass
ing rapidly to and fro.
The local operator said that tne
cable worked like an old timer and
surprise was expressed at the speed
and accuracy. The Postal . Company
officials are delighted at the splendid
showing of the first hour s working,
and accept it as an augury of a pros
Oct Their Money Back.
Sioux City, la., Jan. 3. Archbishop
Keane. of Dubuque, has been defeated
In the famous suit brought by C. J.
Sherman and John Hanfeldt, of Wil
liams, la., to recover $2430 which the
plaintiffs subscribed to help build a
church at Williams. Judge George
Dyer held that they were entitled to
recover this amount with interest.
The plaintiffs .made their subscrip
tions conditional upon a dual lan
ffuage-speaktng priest being sent to
Williams. They contended that the
church did not keep Its part of the
contract, and the court upheld their
NOW FINISHED TO HONOLULU AND
OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Cable Ship SUvertown Had a Stormy and
Laborious Voyage, but Human Energy
and Pluck Conquered at Last Men
Stood Knee Deep in Water Will Be
Finished to Manila by July 4th.
Honolulu. Jan. 8. Tho vnvneo nf tho
cable-ship SUvertown was eventful and
at times unpleasantly exciting.
Twelve hours out from Sun TrVnnrlHn
the cable-nhip was beset by bad
weatner, wnicn continued with the ex
ception of one day to the end of the
vovaee. Variable wlnrla that at tlmoo
approached the velocity of gales,
neavy seas mat ourreted her about,
retarded the passage, as well as en
dangered the safety of the cable; in
lact, every adverse condition that is
usuany encountered in the landing of
a cable was met with and at times
made the task most hazardous.
A more perfect day could hardly be
magtned than Riindnv noppmhnr 11
when the shore end was landed near
the Cliff House, of San Francisco. The
end of the line was brought on board
the steamer at 6:30 in the evening and
the start was made at 12:30 Monday
morning. The favorable conditions
continued until 11 o'clock on the
morning or that day, when the vessel
ran Into a Rnuall nf wlnrl nnrl mln
that came out of the west. Steering
through a southwesterly course, the
ouveriown onered a broad starboard
beam to the storm. Soon the seas
were whinDed into mnfiminn n!
the vessel in a manner ,tnost danger
ous to the cable. The velocity of the
wind increased, and early in the after
noon great green seas boarded the
starboard bow, and swept along the
deck and escaped Into the sea
through the port scuppers. Toward
evening ropes were stretched about
the deck and everything was made
fast. The rain ceased, but the storm
through the night.
under ordinary conditions the line
is paid out 7 per cent faster than the
Speed of thn vessel. Thin was
ed , during the storm to 10 per cent.
inven wun mis concession the strain
was terrific. As the ship lifted and
lurched, the trreat d
tbe,strard was ptssing would almost
- icvuivu one moment, only to
resume with a rush the next, render-
ine the Ufa nf tha mon In the. tonVa
a hazard. The dynamometer regulat
ing tne speed of and the strain on
the line at such times fluctuated wild
ly, rushlne from an InHlrntoH sinin
of two tons or less up to four and even
nve tons. When It Is understood that
the breaking strain Is 8 tons, it
must be anDarent that, failure tn ra.
relieve the strain promptly meant dis
aster to tne precious line, and its loss
in zbuo fathoms would have meant a
lone and nerlmiR rinlnv In th nunnk
tlon of the work of laying the cable,
as well as being a most expensive
happening to the contracting com
pany. Rare good Judgment in the
handling of both the ship and the
cable at these critical times averted
The cahln flnallv renMiail MnlnaVal
Channel on Christmas day, and had to
be , buoyed there for a week before
the sea became calm enough to splice
it to the Hawaiian shore end.
That feat was finally accomplished
cn New Year's night, amid great popu
Clarence Mackay, president of the
Cable Company, says cable-laying will
be continued without interruption,
and hopes to have the line completed
to Manila by the Fourth of July.
Thence an extension will be laid to
COAL MINE CAVES IN.
Abandoned Workings Collapse and Four
Buildings Are Wrecked.
Scranton, Pa., Jan. 5. Abandoned
workings of the Eddy Creek colliery
of the Delaware & Hudson Company,
beneath the very heart of the town of
Oliphant, caved in this afternoon and
engulfed four frame buildings cover
ing an aggregate ground space of 6000
The settling was gradual, and people
in the affecter vicinity escaped. The
settling besan at 3 o'clock and con
tinued 30 minutes. In the intervening
hour O'Brien's three-story hotel. Mrs.
Anna Evans' double dwelling, Mrs.
June Acerly's double store building
and Evans one-story barber shop
were ground to debris In the yawn
ing pit, with the uppermost part of
the mound 40 feet below the surface.
The vein that caved in Is 115 feet be
low the surface. Long $.'10,000.
Oil Excitement In Wyoming.
Salt Lake, Jan. 5. A special to the
Tribune from Evanston, Wyo., says:
The full story of the conflict In the
Wyoming oil fields may not be had for
weeks, owing to the immense tract to
be covered. Of the hundreds of lo
cating parties leaving here December
30 and 31, but a small percentage nave
returned, and in some instances grave
fears are entertained as to their safe
ty. This evening weather conditions
indicate a heavy storm, ana u a diiz
zard, so common in this section,
should set in, many locating parties
may be lost.
Crown Prince Will Visit Czar.
Berlin, Jan. 5. Crown Prince Fred
erick William has accepted an invita
tion of the Czar to visit His Majesty
at St, Petersburg In the middle of
DECLARE WAR UPON SHEEP.
Qrant County Settlers Urging a Two-Mlto
John Day City, Or.. Jan. 1. Grant
and Baker County cattlemen and set
tlers are agitating for a two-mile lim
it law, similar to that In operation in
Idaho and California, by which sheep
ranging is not permitted within twa
miles of any settler's habitation. '
This puts a new phase on the bit
ter and bloody range feud that exists
In this counjy between home and for
eign stockmen, for while the move in
Grant , County . Is apparently one of
settlers against sheep owners, It is
really a step against the invading
hordes of Mtorrow, Gilliam, Wheeler.
Crook and other county sheep whlOv
pour in here annually for summer
range. Simultaneously comes the
tidings that Grant County stockmen
are preparing for organization suf
ficiently strong to keep out these
sheep and reserve next season's range
for home stockmen. It makes the
outlook for trouble in the Spring
brighter than ever, though the bril
liant outlook for range war in 1902
was more than fulfilled,
NATIONAL TELEPHONE TRUST.
Memphis Companies to Be Nucleus of a
Memphis, Jan. 2. A strong rumor
is current in this city announcing an
effort to form a gigantic combination
of the Independent telephone inter
ests of the United States, with the
Memphis Long Distance Telephone
Company, capital $100,000, and the
Memphis Telephone Company, capital
$400,000, as a basis. The rumored al
liance is Bald to be backed by the in
terests mentioned, the Stromberg
Carlson Manufacturing Co., of Chic-,
ago, and Harvey Meyers, of Coving
ton, Ky. The scheme Is said to be
the outgrowth of the annual meeting
of the Independent telephone com
panies at Chicago on December . 8.
The proposed plan nvolves about
$100,000,000. General Manager War
ren, of the Memphis Long Distance
Telephone Company, last nlht ad
mitted tli'dt the rnmdr wrjjifeiie, l'ut
stated that nothing definite has been
AERIAL TORPEDO INVENTED.
It Flies Like a Thing of Life, Being;
Oulded From Terra Firms.
New York, Jan. 1. Professor Carl
Myers, a balloon maker of Frankfort,
has constructed an electrical aerial
torpedo, which is to be exhibited at
the Loulsianna Purchase Exposition
says a Utlca, N. Y., dispatch to the
The aerial torpedo fles like a thing
of life, is driven by two aluminum
screw blades, making 2000 revolutions
a minute and rotated by an electric
motor, which obtains Its power from
an ordinary incandescent lighting
current of 110 volts. The movements
are directed by two aero planes acting
as rudders moving the vessel np,
down, right or left, in circles, spirals
or -cylotds, as a bird files. All these
evolutions are under control of a dis
tant operator, who moves an index:
over contact points on a dial switch
board, to which the vessel instantly
More Pay for Teamsters.
Chicago, Jan. 2. Eight hundred
thousand dollars a year has been add
ed to the pay of the 9000 members of
the Truck Teamsters' Union. The
men have been in conference with
their employes for two weeks discuss
ing conditions and an increase which
amounts to about $1.75 a week for
each man has been conceded by the
employers. This was accepted last
night by the union and will go Into
effect on February 1. Time and a
half shall be paid for all work done
on Sundays and holidays, save on
Labor day, when no teaming shall
WORKINO HOURS REDUCED.
Employe of Door and Lumber Company
Will Have Nine-Hour Day.
Grants Pass, Or., Jan. 2. At a re
cent meeting of the officers of the
Sugar Pine Door & Lumber Company,
of this city, presided over by R. A.
Booth, of Eugene, It was decided to
bborten the hours of work in the local
factory. The same wages as hereto
fore will be paid but the hours of
work will be reduced from 10 to nine.
This new schedule will be effective bx
all of the mills of the Sugar Pine
France and Guatemala Agree.
Paris, Jan. 2. France and Ouata
mala have agreed to submit to the in
ternational arbitration court at The
Hague the French claims against
Gautamala Tbey are similar to those,