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TOIi. XXXm-NO 10,998.
POKTIiAOT) OREGON THURSDAY, JA3TTTAIl.Tr 3. 1895.
PRICE EIVE CENTS
KDOLPH 7X. DEKU7SI
111 First Street, between "Wasriirigorj arid. Starlc
SHOE CLEARANCE SALE SHOE
SALE OF SALE
fi Men's Winter Footwear ifff
SHOE 2n. J. FlLL.3:7I SHOE
SALE 248 "Washington St See Show "Window SALE
E. C. GODDARD & CO.
Successors to Protzman & DeFrance.
Tills Is the time of year Tvhen one must lie properly clad and especially
in rcgoril tv footwear. The proper shoe mast be of extra good leather,
made hy the hest of shoemakers, the fitting qualities must be perfect and
above everything the cost must be -within the reach of all. Our ladles'
storm calf -water-proof, hand-sewed shoes for $3.50 are proper shoes for
every lady. We have the same kind for misses and children.
129 SIXTH STREET, - -
St IhW 4?z?r:!5x-T5?i
LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT ON THE COAST
Of oixr Home-Grown Seed I sell larcc quantities every year
to Eastern Houses. "Write for Catalogue.
E. J. BOWEN, PORTLAND, OR.
6ESTTLB, 1-iWSSH. S7CN FRKNC1SCO, CKL.
Pianos and Organs
At First Hands. At One Trout.
Pour large factories (Piano nnd Or
gan) under one system, one man
agement, one operating expense.
W. W. KIMBALL" CoTllAHOFACIUaER
Chicago, III., Portlnnd, Or.
Z-l-nU Wabash Av. IKlo Morrison St.
Uoszr BsruKSKo if
Isn't oca Porest.
What is Drudgery?
S1.50 PBR BKRRBL
iraus. & mm. m. from and aider streets
ART AUCTION SALE
V-iTeclriescLay, January 2,
At 227 Morrison Street,
VENETIAN ARTISTIC FURNITURE.
VENETLN WOOD CARVING.
TURQUOISE AND OTHER FINE
Parties who desire to beautify their homes with elegant works of art are
particularly requested to attend this sale.
K. B. RICHHRDSON,
5I?0 j4ui?tj4arduare Qp
Patent Roasting: Pans at S3c. SI, $1 25, etc.
Granite Tea and Coffee Pots. GOc 75c, 85c, etc.
Granite Tea Kettles, No. 7. $1 50.
Granite Tea Kettles, No. 8, $1 C5.
Granite Tea Kettles, No. 9. SI S3.
Granite Sauce Pans, 20c, 25c, SOc. -40c. etc
Granite Stew Kettles. 35c, 50c. 60c, 75c. etc
Granite Dishpans. 10 qt., SI: 1 Qt., SI 25; 17
qt.. $1 40.
Flour Sifters. Eclipse, 10c; Electric, 15c; Hunt
ers genuine, 20c
Clothes "Wringers. Iron frame. $1 CO. 51 75.
Clothes Wrlncers. -wood frame. S2, 52 25.
PURE ALUMINUM WARE. MAJESTIC AND
GARLAND RANGES. SUPERIOR AND UNI
VERSAL STOVES AND RANGES.
OIL HEATERS LARGE VARIETY.
173-175 SECOND STREET.
XJHlOfi LEAT GO.
Wholesale Bute 2nd Pscksrs
Mi Brand of Hams, Bacon
Strictly Pure, Kettle-Rendered
FOURTH GLISAN STREETS
Winter term opens Jaunary 7, at 9 A. M.
Advanced work in Chemistry, English,
French. Latin and Drawing.
For catalogue, address
191 Eleventh street.
ji. There is no time better than
the present for using: Puine's
IS Celery Compound. Get strong:
and well by usinc it now. We
JiOIXlT recummend it.
WOODARD, CLARKE & CO.,
1st and Alder Streets.
IN LOTS XO 8TJIX
For Sale by Sutton & Beebe
16 FRONT ST.. NORTH
Between First and Second
O' Clock P. M.
BEAUTIFUL FANCY FIGURES.
FINE JEWELRY IN MOSAIC.
A FINE COLLECTION OF THE CELE
BRATED CERAMICS FROM FAENZA.
ibout trpq Us? and SIetior? of Spetacls
"Persons havlns normal vision will be able
to read mis print at a. distance of 14 Inches
from the eyes with ease and comfort; also wfli
be aUe to read It with each eye separately. If
unable to do so yocr eyes are defective, and
shouM hae immediate attention, lhea the
eyes become tired from readias or scwlnsr, ar
It the letters took blurred and run together. It
it- a sure indication that siaree? are needed.
The leases otd in the cheap Roods are of un
equal density and have imperfectly formed sur
faces. Continued use of theee poorer tenses
will result in a positive Injury from the con
stant strain upon the Btvsctes of aceocsaoa
tiOB to supply the defects in the class."
JEED t WRUCOliW
Oregon ian. Building
WAIT MILITARY POSTS
Seattle and Tacoma to Follow the
Example of Spokane.
SEATTLE BILL HAS BEEN PREPARED
Oregon and Idaho Delegations Op
posed to Spokane, and AVill "Work
to Defeat "Wilson's Amendment.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. (Oregonian of
fice, Corcoran building.) Seattle wants a
military post and has sent a bill to Sen
ator Squire to introduce for that pur
pose. Tacoma wants a post, and suggests
the use of the government reservation
near that city for the purpose. Walla
Walla will present objections to the Spo
kane post tomorrow, through Oregon and
Idaho senators. Squire is not asked to
oppose Spokane, but Is requested to re
main neutral. It is understood that the
Oregon and Idaho delegations are both
decidedly opposed to the Spokane post,
and will work with the Walla Walla peo
ple to defeat Wilson's amendment
Interest has been manifested in the
West over the prospect of the passage
of the bill for the protection of forestries,
and it -has become evident since the bill
passed the house that it will encounter
no inconsiderable opposition in the senate.
The bill when it first went to the senate,
was referred to the committee on public
lands, but the reference was changed
later, and it then went to the committee
on forest reservations, of which Allen, of
Nebraska, is chairman. The necessity of
proper care of the forests, for the preser
vation of timber, and the conservation of
the water supply in all arid mountain
states and territories, is generally admit
ted, even by those who oppose the pend
ing bill, but they contend that the selec
tions of land for such reservations as
have been made, were made without an
adequate understanding of the conditions
provided. They assert that many of the
reservations are far more extensive than
they need be, and that they operate to
prevent the settlement of large areas of
country, which might otherwise become
productive. It Is asserted by them that
timber only holds the snow in the moun
tainous regions, and that many reserva
tions, especially in Colorado, California
and Wyoming, extend to regions where the
snow does not lie at all. There is also
objection to the principle of using the
national army as a guard for the reserva
tions. Probably the objection to placing
the privilege of cutting timber within
the discretion of the secretary of the in
terior, which was made in the house, will
also be revived In the senate.
Although congress reconvenes tomorrow,
there was only half a dozen members of
the house at the capitol today. The fate
of the currency bill, the debate on which
will be resumed tomorrow, was generally
discussed by thera. There was a prevail
ing impression that a democratic caucus
would be held, probably tomorrow night,
to tonsldcr he"rneasure, but no official
action looking to that action has been
taken. It was the purpose of the demo
crats before the holidays to bring the bill
to a final vote Monday, but this is unlike
ly. Chairman Sayres, of the committee,
expects to have the district appropriation
bill ready by Saturday, and the sundry
civil bill completed about the middle of
next week. Sperry, a democratic mem
ber of the banking committee, who has
taken great interest in the currency bill,
has prepared a substitute for it, provid
ing for the funding of the greenbacks
with a three per cent gold bond issue.
The substitute, it is understood, was sub
mitted to Mr. Carlisle and by the latter
laid before the president today.
Secretary Carlisle tomorrow will give
a hearing to a committee of the Sugar
Importers Association of New York on
customs questions affecting their inter
ests. One of the questions to be argued
will be that of determining the value of
imported sugars. The present law fixes
an ad valorem rate and in no case is the
value of the sugar to be rated lower than
the invoice price. The sugar men will
contend that in many cases the invoice
price is higher than the polariscope test
would warrant, They will ask that some
uniform method of determining value be
It is expected that the nomination of
Colonel Giodo Norman Lieber, to be judge
advocate-general of the army, to succeed
General Swaim, retired, will be sent to
congress tomorrow. Colonel Lieber Is at
present acting judge advocate, a position
he has filled since 1SS1.
Colonel G. C. Chandler, assistant quai-
termaster-general, has been placed on ths
NOW BELGIUM'S TURN.
Importation of Cattle From
United. States Prohibited.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. Nelson Morris has
received a cablegram from his agent at
Antwerp that the Belgian government
has prohibited the importation of live cat
tle from the United States on the ground
that pleuro-pneumonia is prevalent in
this country. This closes all the ports of
the continent of Europe against American
cattle and beef products, and leaves to
the exporter only the British market,
which in the present condition is not a de
sirable one. According to Morris, Belgium
is merely following the lead of Austria,
Germany, France and other European
nations in taking retaliatory measures
against the United States for .the abolition
of the reciprocity treaty, under which the
sugar industry prospered.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2. The action by
the Belgian authorities not only shuts
off all access to the marketss of that
country, but also to a pcrtion of Switzer
land and a part of Austria, where meat
was sent, via Antwerp. All of continen
tal Europe is now practically closed to the
livestock and dressed beef from the United
States. Three cities in this country sent
millions of dollars worth of live and
dressed meats to Europe every year, and
the present embargo is a blow of almost
incalculable severity to the cattle-raising
industry. The three cities which have
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
IJS w "fc fj X5S3r 3 w w
I sm S
done .the exporting are Chicago, New
York and Baltimore- This trade has re
cently grownto such mammoth propor
tions that aHamburg firm recently com
pleted five teamers for the exclusive
purpose ofjjShlpplng- cattle and dressed
beef. Everyweek three or four boats,
each carryin&$25,000 worth of beef, crossed
the Atlanticjfpr Antwerp alone. The Na
tional Livestock Exchange has issued
a letter, wiilch will be sent today to
every stock exchange In the West calling
attention tq the importance of prompt
and vigorouaactlon. in the matter.
Arc All American Goods Included?
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. Officials of the
state department have about concluded
their investigation Into the discriminating
duties recently imposed by Spain upon
American goods, and it is not unlikely the
president willvery soon Issue a proclama
tion Imposing discriminating flag duties
upon SpanlsKagoods imported in Spanish
bottoms. Thefcquestion has arisen, how
ever, whether! the duty levied by Spain
Includes all American goods, or only such
as are Imported In American ships. It Is
presumed the1 new duty embraces all
American Sgcls. but If It be found this
Is not the tse, the procedure of our
officials may take a different course.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 From an au
thoritative source additional advices have
been secured respecting the decree signed
yesterday a Madrid by the queen regent
of Spain, appointing a committee to re
vise the Cubant and Porto Hican tariffs.
The information fully confirms all that
was said In iSeJannouncement that Spain
intended to "raht Cuba certain interna
tional powers"especially as regards cus
toms relations with the United States In
the hope of averting a tariff war.
FACTS TOLD BY FIGURES.
Monthly Debt Statement, Receipts
and Expenditures, and Coinage.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. The monthly
statement of the public debt, issued from
the treasury department today, shows
that December 31, 1894, the public debt,
less cash In the" treasury, amounted to
$910,903,695, an increase for the month of
$3i,x,Tia. Tne louowmg is a recapitula
tion of the debt:
Interest-paying debt $ 650,138,130
Debt on which interest has
ceased since' maturity 1,825,500
Debt bearing no interest""!! 383,2471315
Total debt 1,631,373,379
Of the total debt, $530,134,104 are certifi
cates and treasury notes, offset by an
equal amount of cash In the treasury.
The cash in the treasury is classified as
Paper ."..'. 122,914,759
General account, disbursing offi
cers' balancesjetc. 16,197,719
Total v $782,754,259
Against the cash in the treasury, there
are demand liabilities amounting to $629,
416,709, leaving a cash balance of $153,377,
579, of which $86,244,445 is gold reserve. Ad
vices received today from the New York
sub-treasury state that $1,500,000 In gold
was withdrawn today for export, which,
with the $800,000 withdrawn last Saturday,
leaves the true amount of the gold reserve
ement oEi.the receipts
thetUnited States for
Deficit for six months 27,564,165
The customs and internal revenue re
ceipts, in comparison with the preceding
Customs $11,303,049 $10,260,692
Internal revenue 9,397,039 7,774,701
The receipts from internal revenue dur
ing the six months of the present fiscal
year were $S2,160,SS2, or $8,201,276 In excess
of the last half fiscal year.
A statement Issued by the director of
the mint shows the coinage executed at
the mints of the United States during De
cember to have been $3,456,C63, divided as
Minor coin 114,593
Standard silver dollars 250,341
SAY CARLISLE BROKE FAITH.
A Report Current That "Wall Street
Hai Asked Ills Removal.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. A special to the
Dally News from Washington says:
"Leading New York bankers have made
a formal demand on the president for the
removal of Secretary Carlisle. The re
quest was made by J. Plerrepont Morgan,
who came on from New York for that
purpose. Mr. Morgan was the chief factor
In the late syndicate which took the last
Issue of bonds. There have been many
Informal demands for Secretary Carlisle's
retirement coming from Wall street In
the last year, but this is the first time the
movement has taken an organized form.
New York financiers charge that the sec
retary broke faith with them on the re
cent bond issue by springing his currency
plan just after he disposed of the bonds,
and depressing the price on the market,
resulting in the dissolution of the syndi
cate. The president informed Secretary
Carlisle today for the first time of Mor
gan's modest request, and indicated he
had no intention of asking Secretary Car
lisle to quit."
A Denial From 3Iorgan.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. A report was cur
rent today that J. Pierrepont Morgan had
called on President Cleveland and asked
him to remove Secretary Carlisle, or to
ask for his resignation, and that the pres
ident assured Secretary Carlisle that his
feelings toward the latter remained un
changed, notwithstanding the request of
Mr. Morgan. A reporter called on Mr.
Morgan at his residence this evening, and
after showing the statement to him, asked
him if there was any truth in the story.
Mr. Morgan said emphatically:
"It i3 not the truth. I have not seen
Mr. Cleveland in two years. There is not
the slightest shadow of a foundation for
Mr. Morgan refused to discuss the ques
A Denial From "Washington.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2. The report
that J. Pierrepont Morgan had called on
President Cleveland to urge the removal
of Secretary Carlisle from the cabinet
is emphatlcallv denied In official circles
and by the very best authority.
Latest U. S. Gov't Food Report.
WILL BE 1 CONTEST
A Pight for the Oregon Short
Lme & Utah Northern Road.
THIS HAS BEEN DECIDED UPON
The Union Pacific Will Not Surrender
the Property Unless Forced to
Do So hy the Courts.
OMAHA, Jan. 2. There Is going to be an
all-around fight for the Oregon Short Line
& Utah Northern, the receivers of the Union
Pacific havinc about made up their minds
to contest the application of the American
Loan & Trust Company for a separate re
ceiver. There will be a meeting of the re
ceivers in New York next Tuesday, at
which time a plan of action will be de
cided upon. General Solicitor Thurston
will probably go to New York in order to
attend the meeting and will possibly rep
resent the rec3lvers when the application
is taken up by Judge Gilbert January 15.
It is also thought the attorney-general
will intervene, on the ground that the
leasing of the Short Line to the Union Pa
cific would depreciate the second mortgage
which the government holds on the over
land property. With the filing of the ap
plication on the part of the consolidated
mortgage bondholders for a separate re
ceiver, five distinct suits have been com
menced by the mortgage interests in the
Short Line property. Four cf these inter
ests have been satisfied with the appoint
ment of the present receivers of the Union
Pacific, and It is not likely that the Ameri
can Loan & Trust Company, which is
thought to be hostile to the present man
agement, will be able to change the ex
isting conditions. For a time it looked as
if the) Short Line would be allowed to drift
away without a struggle, but now, how
ever, the line of battle is forming, and the
American Loan & Trust Company will
have a fight on its hands.
THE YEAR'S FAILURES.
Record for the Pacific Const States
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2. The Brad
street mercantile agercy reports 10S1 fail
ures in the Pacific ccast states and terri
tories for the year 1894, divided as follows:
No. Assets. Liabilities.
Washington .... 110
Totals 1.0S4 $5,211,090
Totals In 1893.... 1,018 7,907,097
The following are the causes assigned
Inadequate capital 519
Injudicious crediting 29
Personal extravagance IS
Neglect and bad habits 16
Excessive competition 2L
Unfavorable circumstances 53
Fraud ...... Al
San Francisco Shoe-Dealers Assfen.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2. Redlick
Bros., shoe-dealers, made an assignment
today for the benefit of their creditors.
Their liabilities are placed at $23,000, and
the assets are estimated to be worth
about $13,000. There is owing to local
creditors about $9000, and to Eastern cred
itors the remaining $14,000. The firm
claims to have been losing money since
An Oranjre-GroTvcr's Assignment.
SANFORD, Fla., Jan. 2. J. E. Pace,
orange-grower, has assigned. He is said
to have lost $30,000 by the freeze.
THE RIVERSIDE WATER COBIPAXT.
A Statement Regarding; the Finances
of This California Concern.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2. In reference to
the appointment of a receiver for the
Riverside Water Company, L. M. Holt,
who was more active than any other
man in the reorganization of the River
side system under the present company,
"In making the necessary improve
ments in the system, such as the construc
tion of a flume across the Santa Ana riv
er, digging a tunnel through the Mesa,
cementing the main canals, and distrbut
ing the water largely in cement pipes,
instead of open ditches, a large floating
debt was contracted. Up to last Feb
ruary over $1,100,000 had been expended
in the purchase and Improvement of the
works, at which time there was an out
standing bonded debt of $243,000, and a
floating debt of $275,000. In order to re
deem the first issue of bonds and bond
the floating debt, the company, several
years ago, authorized a new loan of $1,000,
000 under a new issue of bonds. Up to
last February $140,000 of this new issue had
been sold, but on account of the strin
gency of the money market, the remain
ing bonds could not be placed, and hence
the company, not being in position to
pay its floating debt, which was pressing,
thought it best to have a receiver ap
pointed as a matter of self protection.
The resources of the company are ample
to pay off all Indebtedness if time is al
lowed. Notwithstanding this appoint
ment of a receiver, the Riverside Water
Company is today one of the solid insti
tutions of the country, which will in due
course of time pay dollar for dollar of
its indebtedness without loss to either
creditor or stockholder."
A PLATE-GLASS WAR.
There Will Be a Cat Where the Job
bers Expected an Advance.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. The Tribune tomor
row will say: A plate-glass war is on,
and it may result disastrously to some of
the jobbers of the country, who have been
caught in the "trap." Negotiations have
been pending for several months for a
combination of plate-glass works, and the
deal was announced to go into effect
January 1. An immediate advance in
plate-glass was to take place, and on the
strength of this assurance the jobbers
bought up every foot of glass in the coun
try for speculation. Now comes the an
nouncement that the deal has fallen
through, and that present prices would
suffer another 20 per cent cut. As a re
sult, a decidedly ugly feeling prevails '.n
all branches of this Industry, the manu
facturers asserting that they are operat
ing at a loss and the jobbers insisting that
they have been mulcted.
A LARGE LUMBER DEAL.
Nova Scotia Timber Lands and Saw-
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. The Brooklyn
"One of the largest lumber deals on
record has just been completed. It In
cludes the purchase of 860,000 acres of
Nova Scotia timber lands, together with
16 sawmills, all in operation and with
established markets in England. The
syndicate which Is back of this Is com
posed of unusually strong men In the
financial world. They include Charles R.
.Flint and H. B,
Holllns, of New York;
Charles L. James, of James & Abbott,
of Boston: W. A. Boland. of Boston; W.
A. Taft, the head of the Export Lumber
Company, of Boston and Louisville, and
one of the leading lumbermen in Mich
igan. The company is to be known as
the Dominion Lumber Company, limited,
and is organized under the laws of the
province of Nova Scotia. Its capital is
several million of dollars, but accurate
information on that could not be ascer
tained, as those Interested are noncom
mittal. Negotiations for the purchase of
the lands have been on for some time
and when the new tariff bill, which pro
vides for free lumber, went into effect,
the negotiations were pressed more vig
orously and can now be said to be com
pleted." THE MONEY OF THE DEAD.
Lemmon Will Contest Decided.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 2. The jury In the
Lemmon will contest, which has been
pending in the courts for almost a month,
brought in a verdict tonight upsetting
the will, which left Mrs. Mary Smith
and her husband property valued at $12,
000. The will was contested by Rachael
Neal, deceased's sister, and a nephew.
Dr. Jefferis, who claimed that Mrs. Smith
used undue influence and that Mrs. Lem
mon was of unsound mind. The jury
found that Mrs. Lemmon was of unsound
mind, and that the undue-influence clause
in the complaint should be sustained.
The defendant's attorney will appeal.
jllss Dickinson Not Blythe's Wire.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2. The su
preme court today rendered a decision af
firming the judgment of the lower court,
which decided that Alice Edith Dickinson
was not the wife of the late Thomas H.
Blythe. Blythe left an estate valued at
$4,000,000. which was awarded by the pro
bate court to an illegitimate daughter.
Miss Dickinson, who lived with Btythe,
alleged that Blythe had married her by
centract, and claimed a share of the es
Administrators of the Fair Estate.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 2.-Judge Heb
bard today appointed W. S. Goodfellow,
James Angus, Louis C. Breese and Thomas
Crothera special administrators of the es
tate of James Fair, they having been
named in the will. Each administrator is
required to furnish $50,000 bonds.
OTHER FINANCIAL NEWS.
No Checks Paid "To Bearer.'
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2. For several
months numerous attempts have been
made to defraud the commercial banks of
this city by presenting forged checks made
payable "to bearer." Most of the spurious
checks have been for small amounts. The
banks have now made a rule which will
lessen the forgers' chances of success.
Hereafter no money will be paid on checks
made payable "to bearer," and in the case
of checks made payable "to order," there
must be a regular endorsement, and those
who present them must be fully Identified.
The School Furniture Trust Suit.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. The suit of Attorney-General
Maloney against the
United States School Furniture Company,
otherwise known as the school furniture
trust, was called in Judge Baker's court
today. The case was originally brought
against the company for actions con
trary to the anti-trust laws of Illinois.
The defendant made answer and the
argumentAwas on the question whether
the case be dismissed or tried on its
merits. A decision will not be rendered
for several days.
Insurance Companies Interested.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2. As Charles
Kohler, who died early this morning, car
ried $123,000 insurance on his life, the ver
dict of the coroner's jury is awaited with
interest by the insurance companies. They
maintain that Kohler obtained the poli
cies with suicidal intent. Kohler's friends
say the morphine was taken for insomnia,
and that death was caused by an unin
tentional overdose when the young man
Texas' Anti-Trust Lavr.
AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 2. It is reported
here, on what is regarded as good author
ity, that Governor Mitchell, of Florida,
has revoked the executive writ Issued by
him on the requisition of Governor Hogg,
of Texas, for the extradition of Henry M.
Flagler, one of the Standard Oil directors,
who was indicted at Waco, Tex., for con
spiracy, under the anti-trust law of Texas.
Partial Victory for the Telephone Co.
BOSTON, Jan. 2. The American Bell
Telephone won a partial victory when the
United States circuit court of appeals
today, In a writ of error brought by the
telephone company against the Western
Union Telegraph Company et al., ordered
that the decree of the United States cir
cuit court be reversed and the case re
manded for further proceedings.
They Mast Stand Trial.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. Judge Allen in the
United States circuit court today over
ruled the motion to quash the indictments
against ex-Governor Beveridge, president;
E. P. Arnold, vice-president, and S. M.
Buddison, treasurer, of the State Mutual
Insurance Company, charging them with a
violation of the lottery laws.
For Cnrryinjr Money Packages.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2. The express com
panies, January 1, increased rates for
carrying money packages to all points.
The banks of some cities have been
notified, and agents of the companies
iere have received advices from head
quarters. A Rich Strike in OH.
FLORENCE, Col., Jan. 2. The richest
strike ever made In the Florence oil
fields has been maae by the United Oil
Company, at Coal creek, two miles from
'this city. The new well is said to be the
equal of any in Pennsylvania.
A Larce Sum Is Involved.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 2. A new trial
has been granted In the case of the
Pacific Land Association against the
Southern Pacific. There is a large sum
More Gold Taken for Shipment.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. Lazard Freres
will ship $l,000,0i in gold tomorrow; Heid
elback. Ickelheimer & Co., 5700,000, and
Ladenburg, Thalman & Co., $500,000.
San Francisco's Lexow Committee.
SAN FRANCISCO Jan. 2. Plans for a
crusade against vice and corruption, pri
vate and public, in this city was developed
today by the formation of the Civic Fed
eration of San Francisco, on the lines of
the Chicago Civic Federation. War Is de
clared by the federation against dives,
side-entrances to saloons, gambling and
municipal corruption. A legislative com
mittee similar in scope to the Lexow or
ganization, is a possible outgrowth of the
federation, which was organized by Rev.
James Cumming Smith, pastor of Trinity
One Shot Through the Head.
MATAMORAS, Mexico, Jan. 2. A duel
has taken place here between Colonel
Manuel Perez de Leon, paymaster of the
Mexican army, and Manuel Cardenas, a
wealthy merchant. Each man fired three
shots. Colonel de Leon was shot through
the head. Trouble had been brewing be
tween the men for some time. Cardenas
J has been arrested.
SHE WANTS TO BUY IT
It Is Said China Will Offer to Re
purchase Port Arthur.
WILL NOT CEDE HER TERRITORY
Japan Grorrinjr Restless and Will De
clnre Peace Negotiations Off Un
less China Hastens Them.
PARIS, Jan. 2. A correspondent tele
graphs from Shanghai:
"I learn on good authority that China
will offer to repurchase Port Arthur, but
that she will not cede an Inch of territory
"Generals Neshong and Yeh, with 12,000
troops, have joined General Sung. The
whole Chinese force is now massed along
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2. It Is the belief
of officials in a position to know the status
of affairs between Japan and China, that
Japan will declare the peace negotiations
oft unless China hastens them. There is
increased irritation on the part of Japan
as to the delay in presenting definite pro
posals. More than a month has passed
since It was agreed that a tender of peace
conditions would be considered by Japan,
and as yet the conditions have not been
offered, and there is doubt as to China's
plenipotentiaries having the right to make
any final offers. Already the Japanese
government is inclining to the unanimous
demand of the native press to make far
greater demands than were contemplated
when the peace negotiations were begun.
At that time the understanding was that
the basis of peace would be cash Indem
nity and the Independence of Corea. Now,
however, there is an intimation that
Japan may no longer accept the two con
ditions as proposed, but may insist also
on China ceding extensive territory. This
sentiment is universal, and it is believed
Japan will soon make it known to China,
probably through Minister Dun, at Tokio.
that procrastination in presenting terms
of settlement is such that the negotiations
will be abandoned, unless closed within a
reasonable and definite time.
Japan will not wait for the arrival o
ex-Secretary Foster, and It is stated that
If the Chinese commissioners insist on a
postponement, all negotiations will be at
once broken off. Foster is due in Hiro
shima January 22, and China's ambassa
dors will reach there January 9.
Until there are evidences that Japan 13
prepared for an aggressive movement,
calculated to impress China and the pleni
potentiaries with Japan's ability to in
crease the advantage she has already se
cured, it is not thought China will come
to definite terms. A gentleman who ha3
been some years in diplomatic service In
China and an authority on international
customs points out that it Is an invaria
ble rule with China not to grant absolute
power to her plenipotentiaries, but merely
to confer advisory powers on them.
Minister Kurino said today that the
statement that John W. Foster had re
ceived officlpl notice from the, Japanese
government that he would be cordially
welcomed to- Japan" as one of the Chi
nese representatives in the peace negotia
tions was erroneous. No such notice has
been given, and Foster has not been offi
cially recognized by Japan. The state
ment published that Foster will receive
the highest decorations from Japan If his
mission is successful receives Kurino's
Chinese Still AVant Arms.
SHANGHAI, Jan. 2. The Chinese gov
ernment continues its negotiations here
with Europeans for money and munitions
of war. Maxim, Nordenfeld and Krupp
have been approached for arms, but tho
results are not known.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES
New York's Lawmakers Have Organ
ized and Settled Down, to Business.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 2. In the senate
today Lexow introduced a bill giving the
power of removal to the mayor of New
York, and a bill to allow the mayor to
give notice for hearings on all legislative
bills relating to the city. Raines intro
duced a blanket ballot-box bill. Governor
Morton nominated Alvah H. Doty, of New
York, for health officer of the port, and
he was Immediately confirmed. The gov
ernor's message contained many important
recommendations regarding reforms in the
state and municipal governments. He
recommends that the power of removal be
at once given the mayor of New York and
a commission be appointed to prepare a
charter for Greater New York.
Hamilton Fish was chosen speaker of
The senate has ordered the printing of
the Lexow committee's testimony. It will
make 5000 pages. Mr. Conklin, of New
York, has introduced in the assembly a
resolution authorizing the appointment of
five members of the assembly to act as a
special committee, in conjunction with a
senate special committee investigating
"the corruption and infamous crimes" dis
closed by the Lexow committee in the
New York police department.
Not Yet Organized in New Mexico.
SANTA FE. N. M., Jan. 2. The 31st as
sembly of New Mexico Is still unorganized.
The council elected officers, and stands
four republicans to eight democrats. The
democratic house consists of 14, and has
sworn in two men, but has not yet been
recognized by Governor Thornton. The
republican house has organized, elected a
speaker, and has a corps of sergeants-at-arms
on guard. The situation is unsettled,
but Governor Thornton hopes to avert any
serious trouble. i
Colorado's Senate Deadlocked.
DENVER, Jan. 2. The 10th general as
sembly convened in the new capitol today.
The house promptly organized, with A. L.
Humphrey, republican, as speaker. There
was a hitch in the organization of the
senate, as Leddy and Adams, democrats,
would not affiliate with either republi
cans or populists unless given half the
offices, and they hold the balance of pow
er. The senate adjourned until tomorrow
in a deadlock.
California's Senate Presiding Officer.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2. Lieutenant
Governor Millard Is still confined to his
home with la grippe, and, while his physi
cians say his case is not serious, it is
not deemed advisable for him to under
take the trip to Sacramento for at least 10
days. Mr. Millard has prepared a list of
his commltteas, which he has mailed to
Investigation -Ordered hy the State.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 2. The senate and
house have appointed committees to in
vestigate the condition of the drouth
stricken districts and report on a plan of
Miss Stevenson Is Better.
ASHEVILLE, N. C. Jan. 2. Vice-President
Stevenson left for Washington this
afternoon. Miss Stevenson is much better.