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Vol. XV. No; 45.
CORVALiliIS, OREGON, JDECEMBER 24, 1902.
"Brings forcibly to our minds thoughts of those
, whom we like to remember."
Our purchases this year include all the
Novelties and Staple Toys.
- jTlechanical Tojs
Cast Iron Toys,
Books, Dol Is,
Jewelry,. Etc., Etc, x
I." t? xw ar? a. -za. s r , - -
F YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
good bargains in stock,
Ranches, write for my special list,, or come and
see me. I shall take nleasure in eivmst vou all
you over, the country. .
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grain, fruit and poultry-
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Real Estate j Loan, and Insurance,
U AVING the only facilities in the city
for First-Class Engraving, when so
desired, all Christmas goods sold by us
will -be engraved absolutely 'Free . of
Charge. ; ' -
. ' - The Jeweler and Optician
Ever manufactured wouldn't begin to
hold the many fine things we have to
offer in the way of fancy lamps, cut
glass dinner sets, ice cream sets and oth
er table and buffet ware. There's some
thing here to suit every taste and every
pocket boot . - .
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WIRELESS TELEGRAMS . SENT
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TO
The Distance is . More Than Two
Thousand - Miles Many Mes-
sagea Were Exchanged
Greetings by Mon- '
archs Other News.
Halifax, N. S. D3C. 2 1. Afte
eight experiments conducted with
the greatest secrecy, Marconi an
nounces that be baa solved tne
problem of wireless - transoceanic
communication, and has successfully
transmitted wireless messages from
the shores of Canada to. the coast of
England. The formal announce
ment of this achievement was made
by the inventor himself today, when
he stated , that wireless messages
had been successfuly transmitted
and forwarded from the Governor
General of Canada to King Edward
vn of Great' Britian and to the
King of Italy. Dr George R Par
kirj, principal of the Upper Canada
College, trustee of v . the .. Rhodes
scholarship was present when ..one:
of the successful tests . was- made.
Prior to December, 19o2, the
greatest distance covered by ; wire
less telegraphy , scarcely covered
loo miles. . . Early in , that year
Marconi visited Newfoundlandrand
from Signal Hill commenced ex
periments - with. Cornwall and on
December 12 and. 13 of that year
faint signals of the letter ''S" re
peated several times, were caught
by ear only by the" aid of tele
phones. Later on Marconi, on the
steamship Philadelphia, bound for
America, succeeded in establishing
communications with Cornwall a
distance of 2100 miles. Trans
oceanic messages were also received
on board the Italian warship Carlo
Alberto, while the vessel lay at an
chor in Sydney harbor, on October
21, and since- then ' Marconi has
been perfecting the apparatus at
Table Head. He met with innum
erable difficulties there, but at last
has succeeded in sending a trans
oceanic message irom - uanaaa to
Cornwall, a distance of 2300 miles.
New York, Dec. 2I. The follow
ing dispatch from Marconi, dated
Glace Bay JN. o. December 21, has
been received ; by the Associated
"I beg to inform you, for circula
tion that I have established t wire
less telegraph communication be
tween Cape Breton, Canada, and
Cronwall, England, with complete
success . , Inauguratory messages
including one from the Gouernor-
General of Canada to King Edward
yii, have already been transmitted
and forwarded -to the King of Eng
land and Italy. A message to the
London .Times has also been trans
mitted in the presence of its special
correspondent, D. Parkin, M. P.
London,Dec. L2i. The London
Times confirms the Teceipt of a mes
sage by wireless telegraphy from
Marconi at Cape Breton N S. The
text of the wireless message from
the . Times - correspondent, which
was transmitted from . Glace Bay,
N. S. to Polhu, Cornwall is as fol
lows: . - ,:: ,
"Being present at its transmis
sion in Signor Marconi's Canadian
station, I have the honor to send,
through the Times, the inventors
first wireless trane-Atlantic message
of greeting to England and Italy."
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 21. The fol
lowing message, received by Lord
Minto, Governor General of Canada
from Marconi today, shows that
wireless trans-Atlantic telegraphy
is a success: - ,
Glace Bay, N. S. Dec. 21. 19o2.
His Excellency, the Governor-General,
Government House, Ottaw;
Have the honor to - inform Your
Excellancy that your message has
been transmitted by me, from Cape
Breton to Cornwall " by wireless
telegraphy, and has been forwarded
to destination. - Marconi."
. Lord Minto.telegraphed Marconi
as follows: . . f' ; . ,
; Delighted at your message, just
received. Warmest congratulations
on your splendid success.
' Hon; W. S. Fielding sent a tel
egram of congratulation to Marconi
tonight, and Sir Richard Cart
wrightr Acting Premier, has cabled
to England, congratulating the
British people on the - new ' method
of communication between the two
New York, Dec. 19. A copy of
the statement made befoietbe court
of third instance in Guatemala to
W. G. Hunjter, Jr., son of the Unit
ed States .minister to Guatemala,
legarding the shooting of William
A. Fitzgerild, has been : received
here." Hti4ter's statement says:
"I left tffe legation of the United
States on the afternoon of Thurs
day, November 30, 19D2, in com
pany with James G. Bailey, secre
tary of theiegation, for my accus
tomed daily walk, and upon reach
ing the. Plaa de Armas, as usual,
about 5 o'clock, we took a seat to
gether, facing the music stand-in
front of the statue of Columbus.
We had been seated there but a few
minutes engaged in conversation,
when William Fitzgerald, whose
presence was unknown to me, and
without a7 word being said or any
thing being done to provoke an as
sault, seized me by the coat collar
with his left band, and with bis
right struck me a severe blow un
der the left eye. which drew vthe
blood ; and while thus holding me
firmly down on the seat drew a. re
volver, which he snapped two or
three timeB ia my face. - . -
Recovering : from the shock of
the assault, which for a J moment
dazed me, and thesurprise at the
presence of the assailant, whom I
had not previously seen, I at "once
sprang up with superhuman ; effort
to my feeW'tbrust him Irom me,
drew my; revolver and shot the
would-be. t assassin dead in self
defense, firing , five shots, the con
tents of my weapon in doing so.
Immediately after the tragedy . I
walked quietly a short distanoe a
way from the scene of' the occur
rence, and surrendered to the local
authorities. - A
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec lo.
When William Fitzgerald was seen
at his home tonight and asked
concerning "the statement "that his
son was shot by Godfrey Hunter,
in Guatemala, jn self-defense, Mr.
"lu view of all the information I
have received, by wire and mail,
about the killing of my son, this
statement is most absurd. The ac
tion of the men in seeking the pro
tection of the legation tit first and
afterward seeking to forfeit it shows
that the deed was not done in self-
defense. .. : '
"If that deed was done in self-
defense, those men should seek,
rather than avoid, a trial in the U
niled states, because under no flag
and laws will this plea, when true,
go farther than under ours.
"I recently received a letter from
J. Drummond, who was an eye-witness
of the shooting, and from that
letter alone I know . my son , fell
without warning. "
Washington, Dec. 2o. The allied
powers at war with Venezuela have
requested President Roosevelt him
self to arbitrate the case. This
course was suggested by Germany.
The president is unwilling to
serve, and will probably advise a
reference to the Hague tribunal. T
Germany is especially anxious to
conciliate the United States and to
remove suspicion of her motives. To
this end Chancellor von Bulow has
given the Associated Press's full
The blockade has been put in ef
fect all along the Venezuelan coast,
and the. British - ships . have made
three seizures already. -
-A British warship ha3 run a-
ground in the : Orinoco river, and,
as the water is falling, she is likely
to etav there. ...
The news of the beginning of the
blockade caused a panic in Caracas,
and was a surprise. It "was expect
ed that the v arbitration proposal
would prevent the blockade. But
the allies say it will continue until
an agrement is made. .
Caracas, vec. zi.m tne name
of Venezuela. President Castro has
signed tne acceptance or tne ap
pointment of President Roosevelt to
arbitrate the Venezuelan difficulty,
' Wood for Sale ' .
I have 5OO acres of timber laild to clear.
Will sell wood in stump or give wood for
clearing ground, have fir, oak cedar and
asn.' . 5 miles west of (Jorvallis. v
' - P A Kline.
. For Sale. .
Seventy head of pigs. --.
v . S. H.Moore,
AND MANY INJURED IN CALI
FORNIA TRAIN WRECK.
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Was a Rear End
velt asked to
" - Other
Cleared - :
Byron, Cal., Dec.o. Ten per
sons were killed and 27 injured in
a collision tonight between the
south-bound Los Angeles "owl"
train and the Stockton ' flyer,
was a rear-end collision, the engine
ui too - luuai - uiuukuiuk . us way
through the last coach of the owl,
which was rilled with Fresno peo
ple. The passengers who escaped
instant death " were hurled to the
forepart of the coach, crushed be
tween the mass of debris, their suf
ferings and danger intensified a
hundred fold by the clouds of scald
ing steam that poured out on them
from the shattered - boiler of the
The "owl", left the Oakland Mole
about & o'clock, and on the way to
this point it was noted that there
was a leak in the flue of the engine.
This increased to such an extent
that it was deemed advisable to etop
here and take up a freight engine
for relief. The train officials knew
Ibat No. 84,- the Stockton local, was
following a half hour behind and a
flagman was sent . back down the
track to give warning of . the pres
ence of the "owl." It is said that
the Stockton train, in charge of En
gineer Maguire and Fireman Joyce,
got the warning signal in due time
and gave the usual response with
whistle blasts Why the incoming
train was not checked, however, has
not been thus far explained, the
men who could give the facts being
among the badly injured. .
' On came the train with appar
ently scarcely any diminution of
speed, and the Fresno . coach was
completely telescoped. So forcibly
did the local meet the rear of -the
"owl" that the end of the second
car, -the dining car, was smashed in
and all of the three cooks were se
riously hurt. It seems miraculous
that the horror of fire was not add
ed to the direful disaster, but . the
penned-up victims were with seem
ingly providential- intervention
spared from flame, for the oil boil
ers were extinguished when the
Relief quickly came to the pas
sengers wno were penned in the
wreckage, axes and saws being
brought into play and passengers
and train crew lending eager aid.
Messengers were sent to Byron Hot
Springs, a short distance away, and
Dr. Bird of the Springs, with Dr. J.
D. Davidson, of , Fresno, who was a
guest, came quickly to the station.
A. trained nurse accompanied them',
and first aid was at onca given ton
the' mangled, bruised and scalded
sufferers, who were lying near the
track. Every effort waa made to
alleviate their sufferings, and those
who were unable to proceed on the
journey were taken either to the
Springs hotel or - to the church in
Byron, which was temporarily
transformed into a hospital.
None of the passengers of No. 84
was injured, and all of the crew of
the "owl" escaped unhurt.
San Francisco, Dec. 2I. The list
of fatalities attending the railroad
collision at Byron, Cal., last night
is receiving frequent additions 'at
the Southern Pacifier hospital in
this city, where 22 of the victims
have been brought. At lo o'clock
to night eight deaths were reported
besides those killed outright. ,
Oakland, Cal Dec. 21. Charles
A. Sessions, whowas killed in the
Byron wreck, was on his way to
meet and surprise his son, Nathan
P. Sessions, just returning from a
trip through Arizona for a San
Francisco hardware firm. He and
Mrs. Sessions" had decorated their
home and prepared a reception in
honor of their son. During the af
ternoon Sessions received a tele
gram from his son informing him
of the train he was returning upon
to Oakland. This evidently determ
ined Sessions to go down the road
to meet his son, though he did not
inform his wife of . his inter tion.
probably on account of the haste
with which he went away. . His
destination, of course, was known
only to his family. 'I Nathan :j Sea-: '
sions, all unaware "of the " terrible)
fate of his father, passed the scene) ".
of the wreck this morning. ' 7
New York, Dec.- 19. The latest :
clinic held by Dr. Lorenz in this ..
city was entirely successful in ita . ,
results. So great was the crowd of -parents
with crippled children prea-'i"
ent that half a score of policemen ,
had to be called to keep order ia'
the halls and corridors of the Cor-'
nell University Medical College, in
which institution the operations '
were performed. Three of the pa
tients were sufterersfrom congeni
tal dislocation of the hip and tha'
fourth opeiation was upon a little
girl both of whose feet were clubbed.
This case Dr. Lorenz described as
the worst he had seen in a child. .
uou tun Burebuiuug uau is.ueauiuK
of tne feet was over the doctor rais-
ed the child in his -bands : and set '
her on her feet. With . the mere "
pressure of his finger and thumb he '
set both feet flat and straight, and1
cheer broke out as the complete suc
cess of the eperation waa seen. - r
An effort was made - to get the .
professor to operate . on a case of
wry neck which was ready in the '
hospital, ' but he said he had done
enough for the day. He agreed, -however,
to operate od at least one
such case in Bellvue hospital today.
Washington, Dec. 19. Some pre-'
liminary business preceded the re- -sumption
of the debate on the pure
food bill in the House today. Bills -were
passed to make Portal, N. D. '
a sub-port of entry for the immedi-
BUB llUBUUUUUUl uuuuio guuus,
and for the relief of the Miami In
dians, of Indiana. - The debate on '
the pure food bill was then resurn-:
ed. ' -
After some remarks by Chandler '
against the measure, and Riohard- 5
son (Ala.) and Scherm (Md) for f '
the bill, Hepburn (Ia.) closed the
debate. The bill, he said, did not
fully meet his approval.. If ha
could have his way, it would be.
made still more drastic. " The bill ;
did not invade the police powers of -
the states as he believed it ebouldw
As soon as the first section of the
bill was read for amendment under
the five-minuta rule. Adamson '
(Ga.) moved to strike out the enact- -
iug clause, xiih muuuu waBueiotu
ed, 12 to 53.
" f TT ,. . (. .
Gardiner (Mass,) offered an a
mendment providing that "dried I -fish
preserved by suitable preserv
atives employed as a surface appli
cation shall not be deemed adulter-
ated in the meaning of this act."
Mann (111.) supported the a-'
mendment, calling attention to tha "
protests of the meat packers against
the inhibition of the use of boracia "
aciu, mo preservative usea in nsa.
andbeef. . 11
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Hepburn contended that . tha v
question of the deleterioueness of a .
preservative should be decided by :
parlment, not by the dealers. Tha -
amendment was lost, 16 to 50. .
Without amendment of a mate- -
rial character, the bill was then re
commended to the Hous6. Mann -
moved to recommit the bill, with .
instructions to report in lieu thereof:
the bul he had introduced.
The motion was defeated without . .
division. The bill then was passed
72 to 2I.
A bill was passed to donate
piece of ground to Clallam, Wash'
At 3:30 the House adjourned.
New York, Deo. i9. Owen Mc
Carton, a rich recluse of Oceanic,
N. J., is dead. Although he had
spent 40 years at Oceanic, he was
scarcely known to any one except
the members of. his own family." '
For 30 years he had not crossed the
threshold of his dwelling between
sunrise and sunset because of an e
lection bet. During the presiden
tial campaign of 1872 between
Grant and Greely, McCarton waB
one of the latter's most enthusiastic
supporters. He made a bet with a .
friend that if Grant was elected he
would not leave his house except ..
during the night as long as he lived. J
McCarton lived up to his wager. ;
About five - years ago hi3 house
caught fire, and for a time it look
ed as if he would have to break hiB
agreement, but the flames were ex
tinguished before they bad gained
sufficient headway to compel him
to have the premises.
. For Sale. V-
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ii. iweive room nouae ttuu ai&. sues w
land on College Hill. House fitted with
modern improvements, three fire places ,
water supply from good windmill and
tank located on premises- For terms -aonlv
to E E Wilson. Corvallis Oregon,
or H T French, Moscow, Idaho, - , -