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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, . TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1901.
WATERS ARE RECEDING
DAXGER LIXB PASSED IN PENNSYL
VANIA FLOOD DISTRICT.
Another Storm in Nebraska- and Al
most Equal to the Great Bliz
zard In Other State.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec 16. Advices
from all sections of the eastern half of
Pennsylvania, over which area Saturday
night's storm raced furiously, are to the
effect that the waters covering the flood
ed districts are receding, and that railroad
and telegraphic communication are slowly
being restored. From Towanda tonight
comes the announcement of three deaths
caused by the flood near that town, and
the additional statement that two others
will die from exposure. The damage to
property and the pecuniary loss from en
forced suspension of many Industries will
reach many hundreds of thousands of dol
lars. Dozens of coal mines are flooded,
along with hundreds of industrial con
cerns, thus throwing Idle thousands ot
men. It Is estimated that more than 40.000
persons have been rendered idle. The rail
way system Is gradually becoming better.
Talcs of narrow escapes from drowning
come from all the flooded districts, hun
dreds of families In little hamlets have
been deprived of their homes for the time
being by swollen streams, and the cold
weather that has set in adds much to the
At Newport, a small village near Allen
town, 600 Italians were surrounded by wa
ter, and were prisoners In their homes
Xor 36 hours.
At Jersey Shore 200 Italians working on
the railroad there were driven from their
chanties by the overflowing of Pine Creek.
Another Storm and the Worst Since
the Great Blizzard of 18SS.
OMAHA, Dec. 16. Another storm struck
Northern and Western Nebraska this aft
ernoon, and in some parts of the state is
the worst experienced since the great bliz
zard of 1SSS. The most furious reports
come from along: the line of the Fremont,
Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad,
which traverses the length of the state
along the northern border. From along
the line of that road, and as far west as
Casper. Wyo., come reports of a heavy
fall of snow, accompanied by a blinding
wind. Several trains are tied up in the
western part of the state.
At Lyons, 25 miles north of this city,
John Gunderson was frozen to death.
In this city, the weather began to mod
erate last night and continued mild until
noon today, when the temperature began
to fall again, and tonight it Is 10 degrees
Bids Fnlr to Become a Blizzard.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 16. A storm of
great severity that is sweeping over South
eastern Nebraska tonight bids fair to be
come a blizzard before morning. Some
snow Is falling. This is the fourth day of
Intense cold. Reports from the range
country indicate no heavy losses among
stock on the ranches, but, owing to he
number frozen to death en route, shipping
will be abandoned until the weather mod
erates. T. F. Garnett, living near Trum
bull, was frozen to death while looking
after his cattle.
Storm Has Increased to a Blizzard
Railroads Still Open.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec 16. The storm
that set in last Tuesday night has in
creased o a blizzard, and at many points
In the state business Is almost entirely
suspended. The railroads are keeping their
line oprsn with much difficulty.
Reports received from the ranges In
Southern Wyoming tell of the demoraliza
tion of the sheep business, flocks being
scattered in all directions and the herders
dead and missing. Many conflicting re
ports of the loss of life are being received,
but certain it is that no one could live long
out of doors in such a storm as is now
raging throughout the state, and when
the fury of the blizzard finally subsides,
it is expected that bodies of dead herders
will be found at numerous points of the
Red Desert country, where a number of
flock tenders are now reported missing.
Reports from the ranges say that the
present storm Is the worst that ever visit
ed this section of the country, and that if
It continues for another 24 hours the losses
will be heavy.
Sheepmen Lowe Heavily.
GREEN RIVER, Wyo.. Dec. 1C. An
drew Christenson. who runs 2500 sheep
north of Green River, has reached here,
and reports that all flocks- in that section
are lost, together with a number of herd
ers. The storm, he says, waa the worst he
ever saw in this state. He believes the
loss among sheep will be heavy.
IN NEW YORK.
Loss at Ithnca Will Be ?400,000, In
stead of $200,000.
ITHACA, N. Y.. Dec 16. Lai. ft devel
opments in the flood situation in Ithaca
show that the loss from damage to prop
erty was underestimated. The original
estimate of ?200,000 will be almost doub'.cu.
the principal sufferers being the munici
pality and the street railway companies.
Seventy-five thousand to 100,000 logs were
washed away from Noblesboro, Hlnkley
and Trenton Falls. Four extensive railroad
bridges were destroyed. One mill was
taken down stream like a paper box, and
two others are badly wrecked.
The railroad in that valley cannot be
operated for four or five days. The first
train east over the New York Central
Blnce midnight Saturday arrived at 10:20
A. M. There are six washouts between
this city and Rome, and one between
Rome and Onslda,
Damage in Syrncnse $150,000.
BYRACUSE. N. Y.. Dec 1C. The over
flow of Onondaga Creek Saturday night
and Sunday did about 5150,000 damage in
this city. Today the water receded from
ell but the lowest ground about town.
Rome's Loss ?20,000.
ROME. N. Y, Dec 16. The Mohawk
River has fallen to Its normal volume. The
damage In the city will reach 520,000.
IN THE SOUTH.
Grip of the Cold Wave Has Been
Broken Number of Deaths.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec 16. It is believed
that the cold wave which has held the
Sought tight In Its grip the past 36 hours
has been broken. In many cases the tem
perature recorded last night broke all rec
ords for December. In Atlanta two deaths
attributed to the cold, both of the vic
tims negroes, were reported. The police
yave permission Sunday for coal and wood
yards to open and serve the suffering pub
lic. The temperature at 4 o'clock this
morning waa 9 above zero, the coldest
recorded for December since 1SS2. Freez
ing temperatures were reported this morn,
lng in Northern Florida, as far south
as Jacksonvlle, and from 6 to 16 deg. be
low freezing in Southern Alabama, Geor
gia and Louisiana.
The Florida orange belt Is believed to
have escaped damage, as a temperature of
40 was reported from mid-Florida and 64
at -fc-ey West.
Only ElRht Above at Chattanooga.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec 16. The
mercury stood at 8 deg. above zero this
morning. Two deaths from freezing are
reported. The Tennessee River will prob
ably reach the danger line of 33 feet to
inprrow. Record-Breaker at Mobile.
2JOBLL.E, Ala., Dec 16. The thermome
ter here registered 16 above zero today,
the coldest December weather ever ex
Coldest Weather Ever Known.
BUENA VISTA, Colo., Dec 16. Since
the first fall of snow last Wednesday, the
upper Arkansas Valley has experienced
the coldest weather ever known here, the
thermometer showing between 2S and 33
degrees below zero. Cattlemen are vers:
uneasy, as on the range they have a large
number of cattle grazing. Today, the
Arkansas Valley, in this vicinity. Is in the
throes of a severe blizzard. The divide
country Is also storm-bound.
Apraln Cold in Oklahoma.
GUTHRIE, O. T., Dec 16. Another cold
wave struck Oklahoma early this evening,
and, following so closely on the first, it
will do greater damage to the extensive
cattle Interests of the territory. Reports
from the ranges state that the stock is
perishing, weakened by lack of feed and
by the Intense cold.
Near Zero at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec 16. This Is the
coldest day of December ever recorded
here. The temperature at 6 A. M. was
5 deg. above zero.
Sudden Drop In Temperature Avert
ed n Record-Breaking Flood.
PITTSBURG, Dec 16. The crest of the
flood and the lowest point touched this
Winter by the mercury were both regis
tered at S A. M., when the Smlthlleld
Sireet bridge marks showed 25 feet 8
inches of water in the Monongahela River,
and the Government thermometer indi
cated 5 degrees above zero. The rivers
are now falling and the temperature Is
steadily rising. Only the sudden drop In
the temperature averted one of the great
est floods in the history of Pittsburg. As
it was the lowest parts of the Point dis
trict and Duquesneway and lowlands
along the Monongahela River, south side,
were submerged. An Allegheny the river
front was entirely under water. The cel
lars in many houses were flooded and
people were compelled to move.
For the rlvermen and dwellers along the
river banks of Pittsburg and Allegheny it
was the most fearful night experienced in
many years. Similar conditions have been
practically unknown to this generation.
Hundreds of men toiled all night with the
gigantic coal tows tied up to the land
ings on both sides of all three rivers, in
the face of a bitterly cold wind. Drenched
at times with the splashed foam, their
clothe froze on them Immediately, and
the suffering was great.
Communication Belnp Restored.
SCRANTON. Pa., Dec 16. Communi
cation with the outside world Is being
gradually opened. At 1:40 P. M. a train
started for Philadelphia and New York
over the Delaware & Hudson and the
Pennsylvania Railroad via Sunbury and
Harrlsburg, carrying some of the dele
gates who had attended the American
Federation of Labor Convention. The
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western got Its
road clear from Blnghamton to New York
at daybreak with the exception of the
stretch at Delaware Water Gap, where
the Delaware River had flooded the tracks
to the depth of five feet. The waters had
reeded from the tracks at 3 P. M., and a
train was started for New York at 5:30
o'clock. The Lackawanna River Is now
confined within its banks.
In the Schuylkill Valley.
POTTSVILL.E, Pa., Dec. 16. The flood
which visited the Schuylkill Valley yester
day has receded and Is now below the
danger mark. Orwlgsburg, Mlnersvllle,
Mlddleport and SL Clair have been cut
off because of destruction of the roadbed.
Nearly every colliery In. the district was
forced to suspend work because of the
flood, and all the wiules In the Pine Hill.
Duncott and Bast collieries at Ashland1
Joseph Curry, a Philadelphia & Reading
railroad brakeman. alighted from the Buf
falo express .on the Reading tracks yes
terday, and has not been seen since. It Is
feared he fell Into the Schuylkill River
and was drowned.
Damnpre Slight at Harrlsburp;.
HARRISBURG, Pa.. Dec 16. Many In
dustrial establishments in South Harrls
burg have been forced to close on account
of the freshet, the water In that locality
being higher than at any time since the
great flood of 189S. Many houses in that
locality were surrounded with water, and
It was necessary to use boats to carry
food and fuel to many residents wh6 were
unable to leave their homes. The dam
age, however, will be very slight. It Is
expected that the water will recede dur
ing the next 4S hours, and that the fac
tories will be able to resume operations.
Flood Rccedlnpj at Scranton.
SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 16. The flood tnat
yesterday swamped the Lackawanna Val
ley from Carbondale to Plttston. inundat
ing many hundreds of dwellings in the
different towns, is today fast receding, and
the people who suffered from the deluge
are getting their homes again in shape.
Several mines are badly damaged, and
cannot be worked for some weeks.
Winds Modify the Cold.
CHICAGO. Dec 16. Southwest winds
have modified the extreme cold through
out the West and Northwest, the official
thermometers shortly before noon register
ing 3 degrees above zero nt Chicago, 20 at
Kansas City, 7 at St. Paul and zero at
Omaha. The official forecaster at Chicago
predicts a rise to 10 degrees tonight, at
tended by snow, but another cold wave Is
developing in the Northwest that will send
the mercury below zero by Tuesday night.
No Chance In Wyoming: Valley.
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Dec. 16. There is
no change In the flood situation in the
Wyoming Valley. The Susquehanna River
has receded only eight inches. The low
lands resemble a vast lake, being covered
with water as far as the eye can see. Res
idents are leaving their homes as fast as
boats can carry them. In some places the
water has reached the second story of
houses. Railroad traffic is still at a stand
still. One hundred passengers westbound
have been. In the cars at a point on tho
Lehigh Valley Railroad between Stony
Point and White Haven, a few miles
east of here, since 2 o'clock Sunday morn
ing. Wires Are Still Down.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec 16. Reports
from the flooded district in this state are
to the effect that the water is receding.
Telegraph and telephone wires are still
down in many localities, and the freezing
weather is interfering with the work of
restoring the service. Ail the railroads
report trains very much delayed.
Fnll of Five Feet at Rending.
READING, Pa., Dec. 1G. At 10 o'clock
this morning the flood in the Schuyikllt
River had receded five feet, but it is still
10 feet above low water mark. The dike
along the river front Is heavy.
Fourteen Tboannnu Rendered Idle.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Dec 16. Fourteen
thousand men and boys have been ren
dered Idle because of yesterday's flood.
There arc 14 collieries Jn this region, and
all of them were flooded by the prevail
ing downpour. The property loss In those
works Is estimated at $200,003.
COUGHS AND COLDS IX CHILDREN.
Recommendation of n Well-Known
I use and prescribe Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for almost all obstinate, constrict
ed coughs, with direct results. I pre
scribe It to children of all ages. Am glad
to recommend it to all in need and seek
ing relief from colds and coughs and bron
chial afflictions. It is non-narcotic, and
safe In the hands of the most unprofes
sional. A universal panacea, for all man
kind. Mrs. Mary R. Melendy. M. D.t Ph.
D., Chicago, 111. This remedy is for sale
by all druggists.
SCHLEY HAS OBJECTIONS
HB WILL ATTACK THE VERDICT OF
COURT IX HIS CASE.
Secretary Long: Grants His" Request,
and AHotts Him Until Friday
WASHINGTON. Dec 16. Admiral
Kchley was in consultation all this fore
noon with his counsel, Hon. Isldor Ray
nor and M. A. Teague; also General
Felix Angus, of Baltimore, and Repre
sentative Schirm. of Maryland. After the
conference Admiral Schley authorized Mr.
Teaxrue to make the followir.c statement:
"We have been in consultation as to
what further proceedings shall be taken.
Nothing definite; has been determined on
so far as civil or criminal action of any
kind against Maclay and his sponsors is
concerned. Maclay's claim that the find
ings of the court are a vindication for
himself and his book is absolutely spuri
ous. There are no less than half a dozen
Instances In the book in which, even if
he were to accept the findings of the
FEATURES OF THE
Vast Amount of Information for the Homeseeker in
the East Looking to Oregon.
The forthcoming New Ycar'a edition of The Orcgonian will be. In the main,
a homeseekcrs number. Mauy inquiries about Oregon, Ita resources and the op
portunities It offers for settlement are being received dally by the O. It. i N. Co.,
the Chamber of Commerce und oU.tr ln&'.llutlons that make it a business to dis
seminate Information. At tnU time the particular Inquiry is about land Govern
ment land, state land, land Ui&t can be fcomcteaded, land that can ba taken up
under Umber or desert land lawn, mineral land, any kind of land so lout; aw it
is land and is In Oregon. The New Year's edition will aim to answer uli these
questions, tor it will contain the latest obtainable data about land and its loca
tion. It always has been the purpose of The Orcgonlan to have every county in Ore
gon represented in its annual numbers, but for some reason or other it was not
possible to get the write-ups to hand in time. Storms would delay the mails, or
eome accident would contribute to keep out one or two counties. This time all
the counties are in. and It will make no difference what part of Oregon the In
tending settler in the Hast would like to know about, he will have the informa
tion before him. Likewise Southern Washington will be fully represented; also
Idaho. The general Idaho article Is by M. S. Parker, editor of the Caldwell
Chronicle, while E. H. Libby. ot Lewlston. handles the rich Lewlston region.
Other features of the New Year'a number will be:
"The Willamette Valley," by S. M. Yoran, of liugene.
"Oregon's Mineral Kesources," with a general survey of the state, by Colonel
Frank V. Drake.
"Oregon as a Coal State," by James H. Fislc
"Lumber Manufacture and Korstry."
Portland's advantages, as viewed by Mrs. L. "W. SItton, Ellis C. Hughes, Major
Alfred F. Sears, Thomas McCusker, J. P. Menefee, C. H. Mcl'aac, Samuel Con
nell, Frank C Miller, Frank T. Dodge, Preston W. Gillette and Rev. George H.
"Portland's Salubrious Climate," by E. A. Beals, Government Forecast Of
ficial. "Stock and Range," by Dr. James Wlthycombe, vice-director of the Oregon
"Oregon's Low Kate of Taxation," by Hon. Frank L Dunbar, Secretary of
"Dairylnr," by Professor F. I. Kent, of the Oregon Agricultural College.
"Educational Facilities," by J. H. Ackerman, State Superintendent of Public
"The Great Basin of the Columbia River."
"Poultry Raising," by George D. Goodhue, editor of the Oregon Poultry Jour
nal. "Hop Culture," by. A. W. Prcttcott, of Salem.
"Oregon and the Orient," by "V. H. Chapin, of tho "W. B. Glafke Company.
"Pacific Coast "Wheat Fields."
"Progress of Oregon Towns."
The leading feature la, of course, that which pertains to the Lewis and Clark
Centennial. The editorial Introduction is by Professor F. G. Young, secretary of
the Oregon Historical Society. Then follow accounts of the expedition, the Win
ter in Oregon at Fort Clatsop, exploration and rettlemeht on the Pacific Coast by
the English, Spanish. Russians and Americans, boundary settlements, and much
other valuable data. It Is shown conclusively that neither Oregon nor Texas prop
erly belonged in the Louisiana. Purchase. An Interesting contribution Is on "Brit
ish Columbia and the Fair," by R. E Go&nell, of Victoria, British Columbia's Com
missioners. Mr. Gosnell takes the broad Anglo-Saxon view that the benefits of the
Lewis and Clark expedition will be shared. Irrespective of boundary lines.
court and incorporate them In the volume
and change it to suit the findings, the
book would still be criminal libel."
Mr. Teague, during the forenoon, pre
sented the following letter to Secretary
"Washington, Dec 16, 190L Sir: I have
the honor to most respectfully request
that you withhold your approval from
tho findings of the court ot inquiry re
cently held at the navy-yard In the City of
"Washington, of which Admiral George
Dewey was president, until such time as
1 may have an opportunity to file a state
ment of objections thereto, and I there
fore request that you do not dissolve the
court until action shall have been taken
to such objections.
"W. S. SCHLEY. Rear-Admiral, U. S. ST.
"Isidor Rayr.or, Counsel for the Appli
cant before said Court of Inquiry."
He asked the Secretary to indicate hl3
nrobable action in the premises. The
Secretary replied that the request would,
be granted and his action on the findings
and the dissolution of the court withheld
until the objections were received and
he has had an opportunity to consider
them. Mr. Teague stated that the ob
jections would be ready for presentation
by Thursday or Friday of this week.
"We will except to the findings of the
court," said Mr. Teague, "and make a
demand that the majority opinion be dis
approved by the Secretary as contrary to
the evidence and the pertinent facts In
the case which the court ha3 not consid
ered nor acted upon."
While Mr. Teague would not say that
such action would be taken, he pointed
out the fact that they could appeal frccn
the Secretary's action to the President of
the United States.
Admiral Schley has been relieved from
further duty in connection with the court
Late in the day Secretary Long, ac
knowledged in an informal letter the re
ceipt of the request from Admiral Schley
for pcrmisison to file a bill of objections.
The Secretary's response was brief and
purely formal. It granted the request,
and allowed until Friday next In which
to submit the bill.
A Cnril of Thanks by Schley.
WASHINGTON. Dec 16.-Slnce tho
court of Inquiry rendered Its verdict.
Rear-Admiral Schley has received a large
number of letters and telegrams, all con
taining expressions Of ennfldpnoo jiml -
I teem, and offers of assistance. To answer
! thoFe personally would be a work of such
magn'tude that the Admiral nas addressed
tho following letter to the Associated
Pre.T?, which he asks to be published:
"Washington, D. C. Dec 16. To th
Associated Press: I beg to express,
through the medium of the Associated
Press, my gratitude and heartfelt thanks
for the kind words and evidences of in
terest in my welfare which I have re
ceived from ail parts of the United States.
The magnitude of the correspondence
renders it impossible for me personally to
acknowledge the same, and I therefore
take this means of expressing my appre
ciation to one and all. Very' truly yours,
"WINFIELD SCOTT SCHLEY.
"Rear-Admiral, U. S. N."
21 11 en Take Dewey's Jnrturnaent.
CINCINNATI. Dec 16. General Nelson
A. Miles, speaking today of trie findings
of the Schley court of Inquiry, said:
"I am willing to take the judgment of
Admiral Dewey In the matter. He has
been he commander of a fleet, and as
such has known the anxieties and respon
sibilities wh.ch rest upon a man under
these circumstances. He was instrument
nl in the destruction of one of the Span
ish fleet", and knows and realizes the
feelings that encompass an officer under
such conditions. I think Dewey has
summed up the matter In a clear and
cjneite manner, and I believe his con
clusions vr'll be Indorsed by the patriotic
people of the United States. I have no
sympathy with the efforts which have
been made to destroy the honor of an
ofllcer under such circumstances."
HIS FRIENDS WILL ACT.
WIU Ask Conjjress to Vindicate the
Admiral Their Plans.
WASHINGTON. .Dec 16. The Maryland
friends in Congress of Rear-Admiral
Schley have determined to bring; his case
to the attention of Congress, and seek
there the vindication they say is due him.
This action was determined upon tonight
at a dinner given by General Fc"x Agnus
and attended by Senator McComas, the
Maryland members of the ouse, and a
few other friends. A resolution will bo
prepared extending to the Admiral the
thanks of Congress for his services in
the battle of Santiago, and conferring
upon him the rank, pay and emoluments
of a Rear-Admiral on the active list of
the Navy. A preamble to the resolution
will recite Admiral Dewey's conclusions
of the court ,of inquiry, giving Admiral
Schley the credit for the victory of the
battle of Santiago. Senator McComas
will Introduce the resolution In the Sen
ate, and probably Mudd a s-miiar one in
the House. If deemed expedient, an ef
fort will be made to give Admiral Schley
the rank of VIce-Admiral. The resolu
tions will be prepared promptly and in-
NEW YEAR'S EDITION
troduced In both houses, and an attempt
will be made to have early action' taken
M. A. Teague, one of Admiral Schley's
counsel before the court of Inquiry, and
who was also a guest at the dinner, said
tonight that the Admiral would not seek
a retrial of the case under any circum
stances. His desire, and that of his
friends, was to be relieved of the cen
sure imposed upon him by the report of
the majority Of the COUrt Of Inmtlrr-- nnr
I he added, would there be any suits ln-
.... ..u...,b in iicn wie UUJUCl OI
money for libelous publications affecting
him. Mr. Teague says that a vigorous
bill of exceptions to the conclusions of
tho court will be filed with the Secretary
of the Navy.
Comment of London Papers.
LONDON, Dec 16. Few of the London
papers comment on the findings of the
Schley court of inquiry. The Standard
says the court's report can satisfy no
body. "If we may venture to advise the Amer
ican people." says the Standard, "we
would advise them either to drop the dis
pute altogether or to court-martial Ad
The Chronicle commends Admiral
Dewey's gallantry to his comrade, but
does not think his judsment upsets the
uuthority of the main report.
VIENNA. Dec. 16. Tho UYomilonVilntt
I commenting on the findings of the Schley
: court, says it regards Admiral Schley's
condemnation for the mlstnkes committed
J to be so exceptional that an explanation
j can only be found in persecution by the
adherents of Admiral Sampson.
J Dewey Not n Word to Say.
! WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Admiral
Dewey, president of tho court, today was
asked for a statement as to the extent
to which he supported the findings of the
majority of the court
1 have not a word to say," he replied,
"not a word "
Clmrared "With Framl.
SEATTLE, Dec 16. Charged with de
frauding the Government bv misrenre-
sentlng his office receipts, William Logan.
Postmaster at Hillsdale. Wash., Is under
: arrest. A deputy United States Marshal
brought Logan to this city today.
The prisoner was indicted by the United
States grand jury at its recent session.
Judge Hanford. of the District Court, is-
sued a bench warrant on which the ar
i rest wap made The United States Post
l oIIIca officials brought the prosecution. It
. Is alleged that Logan made false reports,
. sweiiinrc his stnmu cancellations. T!v r
j doing ho would receive more pay than by
reporting me actual cancellations.
Dead Body Brought From Samoa.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 16. Mrs. Luther
W. Osborn. wife of the late Consul-Gen-eral
to Samoa, arrived here today on the
stcamor Sonomn with the remains of her
husband. She is accompanied by her son.
The remains will be taken East for In
terment. "Will Be Dronght Back to Oregon.
SALBM. Or.. Dec. 16. Governor Geer
today issued a requisition upon the Gov
ernor of Nebraska, for the rendition of
True Johnson and Harry Woods, the man
and woman who were implicated In the
Portland Hotel diamond robbery.
Decided by Circuit Court.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 16. Judge Boise to
day decided the case of Mrs. Rankin Ed
gar vs. John Sagage, Sr., In favor of Mrs.
Edgar. The suit Involved the legality of
a transfer of property from Edgar to his
HEAVY SNOW IN SCOTLAND
FALL HAS NOT BEEN EQUALED IN
Frost Causes Suspension of Outside
"Work at Many Points Storm Is
General Over Europe.
LONDON, Dec 16. The fall of snow In
Scotland is heavier than at any time In
50 yeara. Several gamekeepers and shep
herds are missing, and the destruction of
j sheep in the snow drifts, which range
irom 10 to 20 feet deep. Is unprecedented.
Parts of England are suffering almost
equally from the heavy, snow. A tram
which was snowed up near Hartlngton on
Thursday, was only relenscd today.
The frost today is so severe that out
side work has been suspended at many
The storm appears to be general all over
Europe. There has been a violent snow
storm at Rome, and several of the bridges
over the River Tiber have been swept
away. Numbers of wrecks have been te
ported from the Mediterranean.
POLICE FOR IRELAND.
Two Counties Expected to De Placed
Under the Crimes Act.
DUBLIN. Dec. 16. Large numbers of
constabulary have been drafted to Import
ant points? in Mayo and Roscommon, und
a proclamation placing both counties un
der the crimes act Is expected to be Issued
Immediately. Thla influx of extra police is
unprecedented since the days of Captain
Boycott. Nationalist members of Parlia
ment and United Irish League speakers
have been most active In Mayo and Ros
common, recently, preaching forcible re
sistance to the authorities.
Dublin's reception of Messrs. Redmond,
McHugh and O'Donnell, on their return
from the United States will take the form
of a torchlight procession and addresses.
Ton Enlenbcrff Resigns From Army.
BERLIN. Dec 16. Count von Eulen
berg, Grand Court Marshal of Prussia,
the First Division of Infantry, has
resigned from the army. It is under
stood that Count von Eulenberg's action
Is a result of the Blaskowltz-Hildebrand
duel. This, together with the recent res
ignation of General von Alten, the com
mander ot another East Prussian Infantry
division, is taken to mean that Emperor
William is resolutely determined to sup
press dueling except under the most un
usual circumstances. These forced retire
ments of German army officers of high
rank have naturally excited lively dis
cussion, and also much disapproval in mil
"Women Take Part In Agitation.
VIENNA, Dec 16. The women of Cra
cow, Austrian Gallcia, are now taking
part in the Polish agitation. A meeting
which was attended by over 1000 women
passed a resolution to send n manifesto
to the women of America and Europe, de
scribing the treatment to which- Polish
children are subjected in Prussian. It was
also resolved to boycott Prussian shops,
German schools, German governesses and
German newspapers, especially the fash
ion and comic periodicals.
ArranRlng n Missionary Tour.
VANCOUVER. B. C, Dec 16. The lead
ers In Vancouver of the Chinese Reform
Association are arranging a missionary
tour. The chiefs of the order In China
are arranging to send 12 commissioners to
prosecute the work of the organization
and to push forward the extensive educa
tional scheme for Chinese, which is one
of the new features of the Chinese reform
programme. These 12 missionaries are to
leave China at once.
Chinese Will Oppose It.
NEW YORK. Dec. 16. A dispatch from
Hong Kong to the London Times and New
York Times says a special Portuguese
Ambassador, Senor Branco, is now at
Macao, preparatory to going to Pekin to
press for an extension of the boundaries
at Macao, similar to that granted at Hong
Kong lh 1S99. The Chinese officials regard
the proposition unfavorably, and strong
opposition to It Is probable.
Hard Effort to Smash. Copper Jiarket.
LONDON, Dec. 17. The Dally Chronicle,
in its financial article today, says that the
efforts to smash the copper market were
resumed yesterday with persistence and
vigor, but that nobody seems to under
stand the position of the affair.
News has reached London of the failure
of a big firm In the north of England
copper trade, with liabilities amounting to
Vlce-Admfrnl Bcndemann Relieved.
BERLIN, Dec 16. Vice-Admiral Bende
mann has been relieved of the command
of the cruUer squadron, and Rear-Admiral
Gelssler has been appointed to suc
ceed him and promoted to the rank of
Vlce-Admiral. VIce-Admiral Bendsmann,
whose recall has been expected for some
time, was in command of the Asiatic
squadron. He will probably be given an
important command at home.
To Cope "With America.
VIENNA, Dec 16. It is officially an
nounced here that, owing to the fact that
American shoes are Invading the Austrian
market, the Ministry of Commerce . has
bought a number of the latest American
shoemaklng machines, and will shortly In
stitute a series of lectures and demonstra
tions for the benefit of the Austrian shoe
manufacturers and operatives.
Noted Degeneration In America.
LONDON, Dec. 17. The Rome corre
spondent of the Daily Mall wires that
Mgr. Scalabrini, who recently returned
from a visit to the United States, and
who will be appointed apostolic delegate
at Washington, says he had occasion to
note a serious degeneration In the United
States as a result of divorce.
International Sngnr Conference.
BRUSSELS. Dec. 1C The International
Sugar Conference was opened here today.
All the countries of Europe except Rus
sia were represented. Count de Smet le
Nncyer. Belgian Minister of Finance and
Public Works, was elected president of
Fire In a Woolen Mill.
'PENDLETON. Or., Dec. 16. A $1000 fire
in the dyeroom of the Pendleton Woolen
Mill Compnny aroused the people of this
pluce at 7 o'clock this morning. By water
and fire, great heaps of brilliant Indian
Don't singe the hair be
cause it splits at the ends.
When the hair splits it sim
ply shows it is weak. Feed
your hair with Ayer's Hail
Vigor, the genuine hair-food.
It cures dandruff, stops fall
ing of the hair, and always
restores coior to gray hair.
"I havo used Ayer's Hair Vigor fo
30 years. It is elegant for a hair dress
ing and for keeping the hair from split
ting at the ends."
J. A. Gruenfelder, Grantfork, 111.
II. All innitts. J. C. AYEJ CO., Lroell, Mia
Regarding Drs. Copeland and" Montgomery's
Ability to Cure--Take Nothing on Faith
Investigate for Yourself and
To convince the pnulle that we are
working real cures upon real people,
only one kind of evidence can lie ac
cepted, and that Ik testimony vrblch
comeii from pntienta tvho may lie in
terviewed, who are lionent, who are
irrateful, who arc xincere, -who are
nmious to help their fellow men.
Snch testimony Iia.H been appearing
regularly In tuexe colnmns for the
past 10 year. It Is eudurlnK proof
that Doctor Copeland and Mont
gomery are renlly curing- not
merely helping: or relieving, not
merely Improving and beueQtluvc
nlone, but curing dlncnse.
Rend In snoli euros a pnrt of the
record of their wonderful hUHI. They
can cure dlene. They are dolus: It
evcrr day. They nrc nmklnir the
nick well. They arc curlnp the consli
thnt raekM the client with dlstrcix.
They nrc aoothlnj? those cramping,
nhootlnu: pntns of body and limb.
They nre driving: ont poison from
the blood. They are utopplnff that
nervous fear nnd trembling. They
are rentorlng: the sense of henrlnpr
to enn that have Ions been dead to
the seme of sound.
DR5. COPELAND & MONTGOMERY.
CUBE JOE H. BOOS,
A BU1T3 FIREMAN,
AFTER OTHER DOCTORS
AND METHODS FAILED
Mr. Joe II. Doom, Bntte, Mont., well
known in that city and vicinity, being a
member of the Fire Department and driv
er of hose cart No. 1:
"I took up the Copeland treatment for
catarrh, affecting my nose, throat, cars
and bronchial tubes. I had suffered with
the disease 10 years, which resulted from
Each one leaving me a little worse than
the last. My nostrils were habitually
stopped up, forcing me to breathe through
the mouth, with a tenderness of the mem
branes that caused bleeding without any
apparent cause. My throat was raw and
constantly tilled with phlegm and mucus,
and the nostrils clogged with crusts and
Mr. Joe H. Boos, Driver Hose Cart
Xo. 1, Butte, Mont.
scabs, which were very hard to dislodge,
and the effort to do so would bring on vio
lent nop bleed.
"I had blinding, dizzy headaches and a
ringing and buzzing In the ears which
caused me no end of annoyance.
"I had frequent attacks of asthma,
when the bronchial tubes aeemed to con
tract and produce a
Tightness In the Chest.
That made It lmpo5.s!ble to till the lungs
with air. My condition was always worse
at night, and I was compelled to be
propped up with pillows in order to get
any rest or sleep.
"I had doctored and taken medicine
until I was thoroughly disgusted. Some
times I was benefited a little, but would
robes, scores of snow-white blankets,
heaps of freshly-dyed wool ready for the
weaver, and expensive machinery were
The fire started in the dyeroom of the
mill, and soon threatened the entire
structure. Quick work saved the 5100.000
plant. It Is the second fire In the dye
room of this mill. It will not Interfere
with the operation of the mill, as the
other departments may run for a time,
at least, without supplies from the dye
room. The mill people say that they
hope to have the damage repaired within
a few days. The origin of the fire is un
known, but it Is thought to have started
from seme burlap on steam pipes.
REPLY OF ARGENTINA.
No Doubt That Its Terms "Will Be
Acceptable to Chile.
BUENOS AYRES, Dec. 16. The reply of
the Government of Argentina to the Chil
ean note was dispatched today at 3
o'clock. This reply Is conceived In lerms
which leave no doubt as to Its acceptance
VICTORY FOR REGULAR TROOPS.
Colombian Forces Drove Llbernls
From a AVell-Intrcnched Position.
COLON. Dec. IS. (Via Galveston.) A
schooner which has just arrived here from
a town on the Caribbean coast called
Nombre de Dios, brings news that Co
lombian Government troops, to the num
ber of 70, who left Colon a fortnight ago
for Vlento Frleto, had an engagement
with the Liberal forces at Nombre de
Dios last Friday. The Liberals numbered
250 men, chiefly recruits from along the
coast. They were badly armed, the ma
jority carrying nothing but machetes.
They were well Intrenched, however, at
Nombre de Dios. A bloody engagement
ensued. In which the casualties on both
sides amounted to IS men killed and -10
wounded. The government troops succeed
ed In carrying the intrenchments and driv
ing the Liherals out of the town back on
the hills behind it. The Liberal leaders
Porass and Lorenzo are supposed to be
retreating In the direction of La Grlta.
The gunboat General Plnzon, with 100
troops on board, left here this morning
for Coole, where the Liberal forces are
fairly numerous. She will fairly rid this
part of the coast of Liberal bands, and
will also be on the lookout to Intercept
Generals Porass and Lorenzo, should they
attempt to reach any port, from which
It Is believed they would probably sail to
Costa Rica In quest of reinforcements,
The Conservative soldiers landed here by
the General Pinzon now garrison all the
soon be worse than ever, and had con
cluded there was no cure for me, when I
was recommended to the Copeland physi
cians by a friend.
They ThoronRhly Understood
the nature of my trouble, and under the
treatment I received my distressing symp
toms rapidly disappeared.
"I took the treatment because it waa
highly recommended, and now say it is
'all right. It has done for me what all
other remedies failed to do brought ma
a perfect and radical cure."
CATARRH AND DEAFNESS
Mr. T. J. McClnre, Mosler, Wasco
County, Or.: I have already recommended
the Copeland treatment to many friends,
and feel that I can conscientiously recom
mend It to the public at large, because of
the great beneiit I myself have derived
For several years I had a severe ca
tarrhal trouble of the nose and throat.
Which had extended -to the ears and ui-
most destroyed my hearing. I was great
' ly annoyed by noises In my head, which
! at times seemed to close out all other
Upon the advice of an acQtiaintance 1
began treatment at the Copeland Insti
tute, resulting in the restoration of my
hearing and. a cure of the catarrh.
THE COPELAND TREATMENT
HEARTiLY COMMENDED BY
POLICE OFFICER E. T. CAFFEE
There Is no better knovrn man In
the district bounded bv Tavlor and Mar-
' ket streets, from the river to West Park,
I than Police Officer E. T. Caftee. Officer
j Caffee has been on the police force f Jr
I about four years, and resides t 294 Jef
ferson street. He was a sufferer from
! Catarrh for many years, from which ho
found relief at the Copeland Institute.
Referring to his trouble he said:
"Yes, I have been under treatment at
the Copeland Institute for a serlot's ca
tarrhal trouble, from which I suffered for
about 15 years. My head was always more
or less stopped ip, and I had difficulty
In breathing through the nostrils. My
Throat Wits Very Sore,
j So bad at times that I .could scarcely
j eat. Even a swallow of water would
I cause me great pain.
"I suffered continually, and this told
on my general health. My appetite was
changeable, and I had but little relish
for food. I lacked strength and felt mis
erable. "Like many others I had heard a great
deal about the Copeland treatment, and
decided to give It a trial. The result has
Beyond My Expectation.
It has brought me renewed health and
vigor, and freed me from a trouble which
had made life a burden for 15 years."
Too much cannot be said in praise of
this treatment. The low rates charged
place the treatment within the reach of
all. and the methods employed are so
thorough and scientific that they ct:ro
where everything else has failed. Th's
has been attested to by hundreds who
have tried this treatment.
Yon enn be cured by the Copelnml
Physlclnns rlRiit In your own home
under their perfect system of mail
treatment. "Write for Information
nnd Il'mie Treatment Symptom
Copeland Fee, S5.00 Month
Medicines Included, Until Cnred.
Dr. Copland's Book Free to All.
The Copeland Medical Institute
The Dekum. Third ani Wasuinztoa
XV. II. COPELAND, M. D.
J. II. MONTGOMERY, M. D.
OFFICE HOURS From O A. M. to li
M.; from 1 to 5 I 31.
EVENINGS Tuesdays and Fridays.
SUNDAY From 1( A. 31. to 12 31.
j stations along the railroad between Colon
I and Panama, In detachments of from 25
to 100 men.
Colombia Favors Chile.
COLOMBIA. Dec. 16. (Via Galveston.)
The probability of war between Argentina
and Chile is the topic of conversation at
Panama. In the event of such a war Co
lombia's sympathy will be on the side of
t AVarren Sails From Mnnlln.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1C The transport
"Warren sailed from Manila yesterday with
75G short-term enlisted men and Generals
Huerhos and Funton.
Out of Sight
Is what good judges say when
you ask them what they think of
For they appreciate its