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TRAIN WRECK NEAR BUTTE
Two Unknown Men on the Blind
Bf.Bnffe "Were Killed.
BUTTE, Mont., Dec 5 A serious
wreck occurred on the Northern Pacific
at Rocker, three miles west of Butte, at
11:30 p. m. today. In -which two unknown
men lost their lives. Eaet-3iound passen
ger train No. 2. -with eight heavily loaded
cars, jumped the rails at Rocker switch,
the locomotive, two baggage cars and
ono express car being demolished and left
crosswise on the track. One passenger
coach also left the rails, but was not over
turned. Engineer Nath Kcllam was badly
lnjured. Fireman Ole Johnson was cut
about the head and had his back
wrenched. Singularly, not a passenger
was Injured beond a severe shaking up.
Tho two men killled were beating their
way on the blind baggage. The cause of
the accident la unknown. Engineer Kel
lam claiming that the switch was prop
on the blind baggage. The cause of the
accident is unknown. Engineer Kellam
claiming that the switch was properly
Victims of Snisnn Accident.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 5. R. T. Gow
and Patrick Fergus, two of the victims
of yesterday's railroad accident at Sul
sun, died today at the Railroad Hospital,
making a total of nine deaths due to the
collision.. Two more of the Injured men
are In a precarious condition and are not
eipected to live.
LIND FINDS A MAN.
Offered the Senatorshlp to Towne,
"Who Accepted It.
DULTTTH, Mlrm., Dec 5. Charles A.
Towne tonight confirmed the report that
Governor Llnd has tendered him the Sen
ntorshlp. to succeed the late Senator Da
vis, and said he had accepted It. He
will leave for "Washington tomorrow.
Plarallty In Massachusetts.
BOSTON, Dec 5. The Republican plu
rality for Presidential Electors, official
cvunt. waa 1S2.194,
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Strength and Nutrfmenfeof
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Rooms Double $1.00 to $2.00 per day
Rooms Family $1,50 to $3.00 per day
C. T. BELCHER. Sec. and Treas.
. ..$1.25. $1.50. $1.75
60c. 75c. $1.03
SUPPRESSION OF POLYGAMY
Movement Begun by Inter-Denominational
Conncll of Women.
NEW YORK, Dec 5. A meeting was
held today under the auspices of the Inter-Denominational
Council of Women
for Christian and Patriotic Service to
further the agitation for the adoption of
an amendment to the Federal Constitu
tion forbidding polygamy. Darwin R.
Jones presided, and read a letter from
ex-Senator Edmunds favoring the adop
tion of such an amendment. The follow
ing resolutions were adopted:
"Whereas, The Mormon leaders have
resumed their polygamous practices since
statehood was given to Utah, and are
everywhere Justifying these acts of bad
faith by the persistent circulation, under
the authority of their church, of the
book of so-called 'doctrine and coven
ants,' wherein the practice of polygamy
Is enjoined by an alleged divine revela
"Whereas, The neighboring States of
Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Nevada
and the Territories of Arizona and New
Mexico are already Inoculated with the
virus of this evil, which Is bound to
spread In the other states unless It Is
speedily checked; and
"Whereas, The political Influence of the
Mormon leaders is not only sufficient to
prevent the enactment of anti-polygamy
laws In the State of Idaho, which came
Into the Union pledged by Its constitu
tion to prohibit polygamy, but even to
prevent the enforcement of existing laws
in Utah and the other neighboring states;
"Resolved, First, that we earnestly urge
Congress to take prompt action submit
ting to the several states a constitu
tional amendment forever prohibiting the
practice of polygamy and polygamous co
habitation In the United States and all
places subject to Its jurisdiction; second,
that as a step toward this end we urge
the judiciary committee of the House of
Representatives, before whom bills are
pending for the submission of an amend
ment prohibiting polygamy and polyga
mous cohabitation, and providing for the
disfranchisement of those who persist In
such practices, to give these Important
measures Immediate attention, so as to
get their report upon the calendar in time
to Insure its consideration during the
Western Lumber Com
pany Held Up.
ACT OF MASKED MEN
Secure the Monthly
ALL ESCAPED IN THE DARKNESS
Five Bandits Raid the Office Jniit
Before Employes "Were Ready
to Receive Their Xovem-
Tber "Wages in Coin.
Five masked men, by the exercise of the
coolest kind of nerve and daring, robbed
the Western Lumber Company of $1728
shortly before 6 o'clock last evening. The
deed -was planned and executed with the
most consummate skill. In a flash the
men had entered the main office of the
lumber company, at the foot of Seven
teenth street, compelled all the employes
to hold up their hands, dumped the till,
containing the pay envelopes full of
money Into a gunny-sack, and vanished
In the darkness and murky fog that ad
mirably covered their retreat. The men
had chosen their time well. It was the
company's monthly payday. The men on
the night crew had been almost entirely
paid off. In a few minutes the rush of
the day workers for their hard-earned
coin would have commenced. Between
these two times of danger the masked
robbers acted, and acted quietly and
In the private office at the rear were
W. B. Ayer, president of the company,
and M. F. Henderson, vice-president, who
were unaware that the treasury was
being despoiled. Behind the paying coun
ter In the main office were H. W. Hall,
cashier, and Dan Campbell, assistant
cashier. The latter had Just paid off two
employes when the masked men entered.
To a sharp cry of "Hold up your hands,
all of you," enforced by tho flourish of
a "handy-looking revolver, the employes
complied and stood looking In blank
amazementat the scene before them. Two
men guarded the exterior, One short man
covered the two employes, while the other
two did the work. Quick as a flash one
of the men ran around back of the pay
ing counter, ready with his pistol to meet
any "gun play" on the part of the em
ployes. Through the paying window Itself
a gray-headed robber climbed, grabbed
the till of money and quickly dumped It
Into a gunny-sack that his companion
held open. Then all three started to .es
cape. Meantime, there were two diversions
that threatened to break the successful
.course of the robbery. Willie Scott, the
office boy, was near the door and at
tempted to dart out and give the alarm.
He slipped and fell and was collared by
one of the Intruders and afterward closely
covered. Ole Moe, the yard foreman, was
outside, and saw the robbery going on.
He armed himself with a heavy club and
stood waiting for the first robber to come
out. But he, too, came under the watch
ful gaze of two of the members of the
party. He was compelled to throw up his
hands and to drop the club, with which
he had contemplated breaking a few
heads and saving the company's money.
When these difficulties were overcome,
the party vanished as mysteriously as
they came. No trace of their visit was
left save the absence of the coin. The
men wore black and white masks, but
there was no clew as to their Identity.
W. B. Ayer, president of the company,
stated last evening that the exact amount
stolen was 4728 70. In the morning $7000
had been drawn from the bank and the
smaller amount was remaining after the
night crew had been paid off. As soon as
Mr. Ayer realized that the robbery had
been committed he telephoned instantly
to the police station, and Informed the au
thorities of the state of affairs.
F. H. Ransom, manager of the com
pany, stated last evening that in his
opinion the theft was committed by ex
perienced crooks. He said:
"We have had no trouble with our men
and have discharged no disgruntled em
ployes that would be likely to retaliate In
this manner. Neither have we any sus
picion whatsoever as to who committed
the deed. After the robbery I heard a
report that a total stranger had been in
the yard at noon, Inquiring when the men
were paid off. The men that did the
work were well acquainted with our cus
tom of paying the men off, but this In
formation would not have been difficult to
obtain. In the future we will pay off by
checks, and there will bo another pay
day tomorrow for the men."
Office Boy'a Story.
W. R. Scott, the office boy, gave to a
reporter, the following succinct account
of the robbery: "One man covered Mr.
Hall, another covered Mr. Campbell, the
assistant bookkeeper, and another cov
eered Mr. Llnthlcum, who has charge of
city sales. I rushed out to give the
alam but just as T got outside I slipped
and felL A masked man with one re
volver In each hand, covered me and or
dered me back Into the office."
"Xo Trace of the Men.
Within four minutes after the hold-up
occurred, the officials at police head
quarters were notified by the telephone
Both Chief of Police McLauchlan and
Police Captain Haare were on duty at
the time, and naturally enough the per
son who phoned was so excited that the
message was at first heard indistinctly.
When It dawned on the officials that
robbers had actually walked away with
nearly $5,000, tho detectives talked as If
they bad sustained a personal loss. Men
were Immediately dispatched to the scene
of the robbery, to the railroad track.
and to the depot, with Instructions to stop
all suspicious characters, or strangers
who could not give a good account of
themselves. The North End lodging
houses were also visited, and recent hobo
arrivals carefully scrutinized. As the
robbers may have operated with a horse
and wagon, on account of the plunder
being In gold and silver, livery stables
throughout the city were watched, and
also stores where bicycles were for hire.
It was the opinion In police circles,
after the fact of the robbery became
known, that the night was eminently
suited for a hold-up, on account of the
fog. Thieves attempting Jto escape,
would not be detected twenty yards
In commercial circles, the Opinion was
expressed that It placed needless temp
tation in robbers way whe employes
were paid In gold and silver", and that
the better way would be to pay by check.
At 11:30 o'clock last nlcrhtl the tviIIpa
reported they had not been able to find
anybody who had seen the faintest trace
of the robbers.
BIG DEAL ON FOOT.
Tlclcers Ss. Maxim May JBay Out
Cramps and Mldvale Company.
NEW YORK, Dec 5. The Evening
Post says today: t
According to a report that reached Wall
street today, VIckers. Sons & Maxlm,jjj3
lted of England, have instituted nego
tiations for thepurchase of the Mldvale
Steel Works and tfie Cramps Shipbuilder
Company, of Philadelphia. It IS oeyHpt
to be the purpose of the English- compSHy I
to secure a share of the United States
Government contracts for warships, armor-plate
and ordnance. The report has
It that J7.500.000 haE already been offered
fir the Mldvale Company and that the
Cramps purchase will probably be ef
fected by Issuing stock of the new corpo
ration to be formed when the deal has
It Is said that final arrangements for
the deal are to be attempted next week
In this city, when Charles H. Cramp will
come here to meet a New York banker,
who will represent the English company.
Regarding the efforts made to secure the
Cramps shipyard, one man said:
"More than a year ago John Crossley,
manager of VIckers Sons & Maxim,
came to America to purchase the Cramp
shipyard. At that time It was understood
that the negotiations fell through. Be
ginning these negotiations a second time,
means probably that a purchase will be
made. VIckers Sons & Maxim are the
giants of the business, the Krupps of
England, and have unlimited capital.
They can afford to buy Cramps and the
Mldvale outright if they care to, but more
likely It Is to be a stock purchase. That
tho English concern will complete the pur
chase I do not doubt."
Henry Sellgman, of the Arm of J. & W.
Seligman & Co., and a director of the
Cramp Company, said no sale of the
INTERIOR OF "WESTERN MILL COMPANY'S OFFICE.
A and B, two robbers outside covering the retreat. C, D. E. the men who did the Inside
work; dotted lines showing their movements. D went through the pay window, grabbed tho
till, and dumped It into Es gtmnyssxk. Cashier Hall was at point 1. Assistant Cashier
Campbell at 2. and OSce Boy Scott at 3.
property has been made, but he -added:
There is something In the air. That Is all
I have to say at this time."
Ashy Sage Richardson Dead.
NEW YORK, Dec 5. A special cable
dispatch to the Brooklyn' Eagle from
Mrs. Abby Sage Richardson, dramatist,
poet, literary critic and translator, died
In this city today. She was the widow
of the late Albert Dean Richardson, news
paper man and author, correspondent of
the New York Tribune In the Civil War,
and afterward an editor on that paper.
FOR A LARGER ARMY
Debate on the New Bill In
NO VOTE WAS TAKEN ON IT
Feature of the Day "Was a Speech, by
McCall Agra Inst Holding the
Philippines and a. Colon- .
WASHINGTON. Dec 5. The House de
voted the day to the Army reorganiza
tion bill, brought up under a special or
der adopted at the opening of the session,
which limited general debate to two hours
on a side. General Miles and a number of
army officers were interested spectators
throughout the day. Chairman Hull and
Parker (Rep., N. J.), of the military com
mittee, supported the bill, and Cochran
(Dem., Mo.), Kleburg (Dem., Tex.). Mc
Clellen (Dem., N. T.) and Cox (Dem.,
Tenn.) spoke briefly against It.
McCall (Rep. Mass.) then aroused the
only enthusiasm of the day against the
measure. Several times during the last
SCENE OF THE $4700 HOLDUP.
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ecqaiuu, uaiaoiy on .uie .rener mean. jarm
bll), he refused to follow his partyr To
day he attacked the whole Philippine policy-of
the Administration. Although tem
Tjerato In language, he was plain-spoken
In his warnings of tho dangers which lay
ahead of the Government If a colonial
policy was -persisted In. He also criti
cized technically several features of the
bill, especially that lodging In the Presi
dent the discretion to expand or to reduce
the size of the Army at will. In con
cluding, he likened the unconquerable
spirit which opposed our sway in the
Philippines to that of Washington at "Val
ley Forge. Love of independence, he said.
was the noblest heritage of the human J
heart. He declared that the United
States should Immediately give the Fili
pino people honorable assurance that they
should have a government of their own.
In reply to McCall, Hull declared that
until Congress acted to the contrary, we
must assert and force our sovereignty
over the Philippines or disgrace oursele3
before the world, and It was the Juty of
Congress to provide an Army adequate to
put down the rebellion. Eleven of 26
pages of the bill were disposed of before
Tpmorrow the Grout oleomargarine b'll,
under a special order made at the last
session, will displace the Army bill, which,
will go over -mtil Friday.
When the House met. the Speaker an
nounced that he had a communication
from the family of .Boutelle (Rep., Me..
resigning his "position as chairman of tho
committee on naval affairs.
Dalzell (Rep., Pa.), from the commit-
tee on rules, then presented a special or
der for the Immediate consideration of the
Army bill, the rule not to interfere with
other special orders. Dalzell said that
legislation of some character was Impera
tive, as It would, take time to recruit and
organize the new Army which must re
place the old one July 1. 19C1
Richardson (Dem., Tenn- said that his
side of the House recognized the neces
sity for some legislation, but did not cgrec
that this bill establishing a permanent
standing Army should become a law. If
an emergency exists, an emergency should
be provided for. It was proposed t pro- J
vide an Army -which could be expanded
at the will of one mar from 5S.000 to 100.
000. No matter how good or able that
man might be. he was not willing to see
one man given such power. It was, in bis
opinion, abdicating the functions of Con
gress. Richardson said he -was ready at
all times to vote to put down rebellion
anywhere and everywhere that It ex
isted, but under the stress of an emerg
ency he was not willing to establish per
manently a large stadnlng Army.
Underwood (Dem., Ala.) Inveighed
against clothing the President" with dis
cretionary power to expand or contract
the Army at will.
Snpported by Grosvenor.
Grosvenor (Rep., O.). In support of tho
bill, said that personally he -was In fa
vor of a standing Army of ICO.OOd men.
The people, he said, were not frightened
when a demagogue said that the purpose
In Increasing the Army ? as to station
large regiments near large cities to op
press labor. They were not alarmed by
the cries that their liberty was to be sub
verted. As for th opposition to the slid
ing scale, the Pre ent a'ways had prac
tically been supreme in the use of tho
Army; why should he not. In the use of
his discretion, have the power In time of
necessity to expand the Army? It was a
glorious tribute to our system that never
had the President of the United States
attempted to abuse his power over the
Army. One of the magnificent acts of
Grover Cleveland had been his assumption
of duty to keep the peace In a great com
monwealth by means of the United
States Army, when the Governor of that
state did not want him to Interfere.
It was arranged that general debate
should run for two hours on a side and
that then the bill should be considered
under the five-minute rule.
Hull (Rep. la.) suggested that the oleo
margarine, bill, which was tho .special
order for tomorrow be postponed until
the army bill was disposed of, but neither
.friends nor opponents, of the oleomar
garine bill were willing, lest some parlia
mentary advantage be lost. Hull then
fned the debate. Ho said the main
obj'v'tlon he had heard to the organi
zation proposed by the bill was to the
alleged preponderating influence of the
cavalry. This, he said, was necessary be
cause of the effectiveness of cavalry In
operations In the Philippines. In con
cluding his statement, Hull ridiculed the
charges made during the recent campaign
by the opposition- to the effect that the
Republican party desired to foist upon
the country a great standing army.
Hepburn (Rep. la.) asked what pro
vision the bill made for the transfer of
volunteer officers to the regular Army.
Hull replied that In the staff, volun
teer officers could be appointed to the
(Concluded on Third Page.)
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
The new war-revenue bill will reduce taxation
$40,000,348. Page 1.
McCall made a sensational speech in the House
against holding the Philippines. Page 1.
Frye concluded his speech in the Senate on the
subsidy bill. Page 2.
The Senate considered the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty in secret session. Page 2.
Secretary Gage's estimates for Go eminent ex
penses is $626,741,762. Page 2.
The pension roll for the coming year will call
for $142,000,000. Page 2.
George von !. Meyer will be appointed Am
bassador to Italy. Page 2.
The Ministers at Pekln have reached an agree
ment. Page 2.
Conger has been authorized to sign for the
United States. Page 2.
The Governor of Shanghai publicly executed 80
Boxer leaders. Page 2.
A small American force routed a band of
rebels. Page 3.
The Taft Commission passed the Manila liquor
license bill. Page 3.
Transportation animals are to be protected.
In a street duel in a "West "Virginia town a
minister was killed by a prominent lawyer.
Mrs. Castle's death-bed statement was admit
ted at the Morrison trial. Page 3.
Charles A. Towne accepted the appointment of
Senator from. Minnesota. Page 1.
Man accused of Castle Bock tragedy has ad
mitted his guilt. Page 4.
Contract for erection of Salem Fostofflce has
been awarded to Chicago firm. Page 4.
The outlook for a large appropriation for the
dredging of Tacoma harbor is tery discour
aging. Page 4.
Salem eleven has decided to accept terms of
Multnomah team for two games of football.
Baker City will have a new saw mill. Page 4.
It is estimated that taxable valuation of Ore
gon for 100O will be about $2,000,000 less
than In 1809. Page 4.
German cadet training ship In port for cargo.
Oriental liner Monmouthshire overdue. Page 5.
Puget Sound tugs searching for the Gertrud.
New schooner launched on Gray's Harbor.
Masked men rob the "Western Lumber Com
pany of $4700. Page 1.
D. P. Thompson fountain formally received by
the city. Pare 7. .
City Council annuls a number of old street
railroad franchises. Pase 8.
Willamette Valley mills are importing wheat
from. Eastern Oregon. Page 10.
T. C O'Bellly asks for a receiver for the Co
lumbia Southern. Pare 10.
WAR REVENUE BILL
WIN Reduce the Taxation
Over Forty. Millions.
CHAIRMAN PAYNE'S ESTIMATE
Measnre Introduced in the Hone
Yesterday Full Committee Will
Act on It TodayEarly Pas-
WASHINGTON, Dec 5. Chairman
Payne, of the ways and means committee,
today Introduced a bill reducing the tax
ation under the war revenue act after the
Republican membera.of the-commlttee had
agreed on the form of the measure and
the articles to receive reauctlon of t-y,
It Is Intended to have the full committee
act on the bill tomorrow, and to put it
through the House before Christmas. The
bill provides an aggregate reduction esti
mated at $4O,O0O,34S. The estimated reduc
tions In detail, as given out by Payne, are
Beer $ 9,832,713
Special taxes (section 2)
Commercial brokers $133,231
Custom-House brokers 8467
Exhibitions not otherwise provided. 84,213
Total special tax J2S7.5S3
Bank checks $ 7,000,000
Certificates of deposit 200,000
Bank drafts 500,000
Promissory notes 3,500,000
Postal orders 602,000
Foreign bills of exchange 100,000
Export bills of lading 100,000
Express receipts 1,200,000
Telephone messages 315,000
Bonds of Indemnity 250,000
Certificates other than profits.... 200,000
Charter party 100,000
Broker contracts lOO.OOO
Telegraph dispatches 800,000
Leases :.. 200,000
Passage tickets 200,000
Power of attorney 100,000
Warehouse receipts 260,000
Total, schedule A $22,242,000
Schedule B $ 4,543,2S3
Less wines 600,000
Total $ 3.913,283
Legacies, charitable, etc $ 500,000
Grand total $40.000,S43
The bill provides a discount of 20 per
cent on the tax of $2 per barrel on beer,
in lieu of the present V& cents reduction,
making the new rate $1 60 per bar
rel. The sections of tho war revenue act
taxlnff commercial brokers, custom-house
brokers, circuses, theaters and other ex
hibitions are stricken out. The rate on
cigars is made $3, Instead of $3 60 per 1000,
weighing more than three pounds per
Schedule .A retains the stamp tax on
corporate stocks, bond's etc. saies, etc',
at exchanges or boards of trade, freight
receipts, certificates of profits, entry of
goods at the custom-house and entry for
withdrawal of goods from bonded ware
houses. With these exceptions, the stamp
taxes under schedule A are stricken out.
Chairman Payne's statement gives in de
tail the stamp taxes omitted under sched
ule A. , t
Schedule B, -which requires stamps on
proprietary medicine and preparations,
perfumery and cosmetics, chewing gum,
etc., is amended so that sparkling or oth
er wines are the products requiring
Section 29 of the war revenue act, re
lating to taxes on legacies. Is amended
by adding at the end of said section the
"Provided that nothing In this section
shall be construed to apply to bequests
or legacies for uses of a religious, liter
ary, charitable or educational character,
Including works of art."
Section 30 of the act Is amended as to
Its administrative features, and sections
10, 11. 18, 19 and 20 are repealed, as they
relate to administrative features no long
Section 35 of the act is amended to
read as follows:
"Section 35. That for the purposes of
thl act the words 'mixed flour' shall be
taken and construed to mean the food
product resulting from the grinding or
mixing together of wheat or wheat flour,
as the principal constituent, with any oth
er grain or the product of any other grain
or other material, except such material
not the product of any grain as Is com
monly used for baking purposes: pro
vider that when the product resulting
from the grinding or mixing together
of wheat or wheat flour with any other
grain or the product of any other grain
of which the wheat or wheat flour Is not
the principal constituent, specified In the
foregoing definition, Is Intended for sale
or Is sold or offered for sale as wheat
flour, such product shall be held to be
mixed flour within the meaning of this
The bill provides for redeeming revenue
-stamps heretofore Issued and not U3ed.
The concluding section provides that the
act shall take effect 30 days after Its
Chairman Payne will seek to have the
bill considered after the Army, oleomar
garine and legislative bills are disposed
of, with a view to securing action be
fore the holidays.
LIQTJOR TRAFFIC IN AFRICA.
Senate Foreign Committee Gave a
Hearing to Temperance People.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 5. The Senate
committee on foreign relations today
granted a hearing to the representatives
of several temperance and reform asso
ciations In support of the treaty pro
viding for the control of the liquor traf
fic in Africa. Among those present were
Bishop Hartzell. bishop of the Methodist
Episcopal Church for Africa; Mrs. Ste
vens, president of the W. C. T. U., and
also representatives of the Anti-Saloon
League, the National Temperance Society,
and a committee from the Presbyterian
Church. Bishop Hartzell made the prin
cipal address, and he strongly urged the
importance of the ratification of the
treaty at as early a day as possible, say
ing that it was necessary to the welfare
of the black race in their native conti
nent. Members of the committee as
sured the bishop of their Indorsement of
the principle Involved and Informed him.
that the failure of the Senate to consider
It has been entirely due to the pressure
of other business. A number of petitions
were presented urging that the treaty
should not be ratified, but that the prin
ciple involved should be applied to other
uncivilized portions of the world.
After the delegations withdrew the
committee voted to report a resolution
for the ratification of the treaty -witn-out