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Steps to Be Taken to Compel a Set
tlement of Claims The Revolt
Against Castro Argentina
BERLIN, Dec 22. It is stated on good
authority that the German Government
is preparing: for military adtlon against
Venezuela In order to compel a settlo-
fact that all efforts made by this govern
ment to reach an agreement In. the diplo
matic relations presented before the Chile
an Government since the beginning of the
present year having proved useless, and
after having exhausted all the formulae
of an honorable solution to both govern
ments', we have resolved to suspend all ne
gotiations with Chile and to refer the
matter to his Britannic Majesty's Gov
ernment, -without altering the state ot
peace -which exists -with the Republic of
Dutr of the United States.
LONDON, Dec 23. Commenting on the
Argentine-Chilean trouble and the refer
ence of the matter by Argentina to Great
Britain, the Times today declares that
the duty of preserving peace belongs no
less to the United States than to Great
Britain. The Times also says that a
-word from the United States, or even a
strong intimation of the opinion of the
American Government, -which -would as
suredly he strongly supported from Lon
don, -would almost certainly Insure a pa
cific settlement of the difficulty.
Wlthdrairal of Argentine Minister.
VALPARAISO, Dec 22, via Galveston,
Tex. Senor Portela, Argentine Minister
to Chile, will leave here "Wednesday for
Buenos Ayres. The negotiations between
BAD FIRE IN MEXICO
ing Forty-five Persons.
ACCIDENT WAS AT ZACATEREAS
Hundreds of Men and Boys "Were En
gaged In Saving Goods When
the Building Fell Upon
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Dec. 22. By the
collapse of the City Market House at Za
catereas, Mex., 45 lives have been lost and
over a score of persons seriously in-
hls way outside with his two smallest
children and hurried back to look for his
wife, brother and four other children who
were still in the house. He succeeded In
reaching a room that had been occupied
by the children, but only one, the lS-year-old
boy, Herman was there. Ashbaugh
could hear the screams of the three others
In another room, but he could not reach
them. The flames were so fierce that he
was compelled to fight his way from the
house. Meantime Mrs. Ashbaugh had
jumped from an upper story window and
was lying on the ground with a broken
leg and suffering from. Internal Injuries
BAN INTO A CABOOSE.
Men Cremated In a Train
.Wreck In Wisconsin.
GREEN BAY. Wis., Dec. 22. Two men
were cremated and another seriously
burned In a rear-end collision of two
south-bound special freight trains on the
Northwestern Railroad early today at
Little Suamlco. -The killed are:
NAPOLEON DDLARIA, baggageman;
left widow and eight children.
LOUIS GILMETTE, aged 19.
The first, train, in charge of Conductor
Green and Engineer" Henry Oliver, had
reached Little Suamlco when Oliver
stopped his train on the main track to
take water. A moment later the special
TOOD SHOCK WELL
Operation Performed on Gen
eral Russel A, Alger.
IN NO IMMEDIATE DANGER
While HIi Condition Is Scrions, HI,
lMiyMclana Report That His
Chances for Recovery Are
DETROIT, Dec. 22. An operation was
performed today on General R. A. Alger,
ex-Secretary of War, who has been suf
fering for a long period from severe at-
CANDIDATES FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR OF OREGON, TO BE ELECTED IN JUNE, 1902.
Governor T. T. Gecr, of Marion
The present Governor of Oregon. T. T.
Goer, of Marlon County, Is a candidate for
renomlnatlon before the next state conven
tion. Governor Geer was born In Marlon
County, March 12, 1851. and has since re
elded continuously In the Mate. The larger
part of his life has been spent In tho
county of his birth, though for a while he
lived in Union County. In ISbO he was
-.U.j.1 u ibdaae. 1iho of-(U-Btf V-Zje '
lslature from Marlon County, bavins been
previously defeated when running for the
same office In Union. In 1888. 1S90 and 1302
he was returned to the House, and was
chosen speaker In 1S91. In 1S0G he was
elected a Presidential Elector, and in 1803
made a successful flght for 'tho Governor
ship. He la a candidate for renomlnatlon
on the record he has made while serving
the past two years.
W. J. Furnish, of Umatilla
W. J. Furnish, the Pendleton banker and
capitalist, who la making a flght for the
gubernatorial nomination, has been a resi
dent of Oregon for the past 31 years. He
was born In Randolph County, Missouri,
August 1C, 18G2, and three years later his
family emigrated to Oregon. His father did
not live to complete the Journey, dying on
Lost River. Idaho. Mrs. Furnish, with two
-ttnll-chl!iJrcn; (JMma t-Pnilc Coairt "and
in 1870 the family moed to Pendleton.
Mr. Furnish galnel a good education by his
own efforts, and was successful In mercan
tile enterprises. He was twice elected
Sheriff of Umatilla County, and twice elect
ed Mayor of Pendleton. He was United
States Deputy Marshal, and was. one of the
Presidential Electors In the last National
campaign. In 1SS9 he married MIm Jesle
M. Starkweather, and has two children.
Jonas M. Church, of Caloa
Jonas M. Church, president of the State
League of Republican Clubs, was born at
Catsklll, N. Y.. October 8. 1633, and came
to Oregon from California In 1S70. His In
terests are largely in the banking line, al
though, as a man of means, he has consid
erable money Invested in other enterprises.
Mr. Church has been active in the cause of
the Republican party, and bis friends boast
or the fart-.t-'Ii-has je scratefaer a '
ticket in bis life. He has not often Bought
political preferment, except to be a dele
gate to the conventions, but hns devoted his
time to building up a substantial fortune.
At the last session of the League of Re
publican Clubs Mr. Church was elected
president of the organization. He was a
candidate for Joint Senator for Union and
"Wallowa Counties In 1900, but was defeated.
Henry E. Ankeny, of Jackson
Henry E. Ankeny Is one of the foremost
mining men of the state, and has long been
Identified with the Sterling mine, of Jack
son County. Mr. Ankeny is 57 years old.
and has lived In Oregon for over halt a
century, having come to the state when he
was a small boy. He has been Interested In
politics practically ever since attaining his
rnajirity. an! hta been a well-known figure
In the affairs of the Republican party of the
state. Mr. Ankcny's family reside In Eu
gene, whero his children are attending
school, but his varied Interests in the stato
require most of his time. He operates a
large stock ranch and an Irrigation system
in Klamath County, and has other enter
prises In different sections of the state. Ho
is a brother of tho "Walla "Walla banker,
Stephen. A. Lowell, of Umatilla
Stephen A. Lowell, of Pendleton, who has
been announced as a candidate for Gover
nor from Eastern Oregon, has been promi
nently Identified with Oregon politics since
beginning the practice ot law In Pendleton
in 1S91. Judge Lowell was born In Minot.
Me., In 1S50. and adopted the profession ot
law. In 180.".- he was Supreme Court Clerk
forthe eastern district of Oregon, and In
ISO? was elected City Attorney of Pendle
ton. Governor Lord appointed him Judge of
tho Sixth Judicial District In 1805. A year
later he ran for the office, was elected and
Frvcd his term. At the last session of tho
State Legislature he was put forward as a
candidate for United States Senator. Judge
Lowell has had a most successful legal ca
reer, and Is one of the most prominent
lawyers In the state. He was one of the
first candidates mentioned for Governor.
ment of German claims against that I
country, it is said that Germany has sent
an ultimatum to Venezuela, threatening
forcible measures to compel the satis
faction of German creditors.
The Rebellion in Venezuela.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. There were no
advices to the State Department from
Venezuela today, where a rebellion has
developed against President Castro. The
officials here are being kept advised of
the events in that country, and a United
States war vessel will be kept within
reach, so it can be dispatched to Vene
zuelan waters to look out for American
interests. In this case one of the vessels
of the North Atlantic squadron will be
Indiana Goes to La Gnayra.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 22. The
United States battle-ship Indiana left here
this morning for La Guayra, Venezuela.
The German training ship Moltke Is now
Argentina and Chile will probably be con
tinued through Secretary of" Legation
Bancas. The retirement of Senor Por
tela has been accepted by the public with
great indifference. Perfect tranquillity
A proclamation was read today through
out Chile, calling out another contingent
of the National Guard.
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DO YOU VALUE LIFE? THEN USE
GUN PRACTICE IN ARGENTINA.
People Are Getting Ready for "War
BUENOS AYRES, Dec 22. General Mi
tre, president of the Boundary Commis
sion, and ex-President of Argentina, will
approve the resolution- of the Argentine
Government to withdraw Senor PortelaV
the Chilean Minister to Argentina.
The people are flocking to the public
rifle ranges. Eacn citizen is allowed to
shoot 25 cartridges from a Mauser rifle.
Foreign legions cf soldiers are being or
ganized. The Buenos Ayres Herald expresses its
approval of tho recall of the Argentine
Minister to Chile. The paper does not
believe this step necessarily means war.
It says, however, that the Argentine
Government could not follow a more dig
nified course of action. The Herald speaks
glowingly of the power and present state
of organization of the Argentine Navy.
Senor Concha Subercaseaux, tho Chil
ean Minister here, had a conference yes
terday with General Roca, President of
Argentina. General Roca's demeanor to
the Chilean Minister was cold and he
spoke with energy. The conference be
came a little violent in character. Gen
eral Roca severely criticised the proceed
ings of the Chilean administration.
The Argentine Government has resolved
firmly to maintain Its rights until such,
time as untie makes a full explanation
of her attitude In the matter.
It Is calculated here that SO.OOO will
answer the flrst call for soldiers. These
men are ready to undertake any duty.
There is, furthermore, a reserve of 30,000
The energetic stand of the government Is
enthusiastically supported by public opinion.
Antiseptic Found for Intestinal Dis
eases. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 22. Keen in
terest has been aroused In the medical
profession here by reports, of a discovery
of unusual Importance at the bacterio
logical laboratory of the University of
Michigan. It is stated that experiments
by Dr. Frederick G. Novy and Professor
Paul C. Freer, a chemist, havo produced
what Is believed tq. be an antiseptic for
such Intestinal diseases as cholera, typhoid
fever and dysentery.
The preparation has been tried with suc
cess in experiments on small animals pre
viously Inoculated with intestinal dis
eases, and during the past week Ave med
ical students have been undergoing a
course of experiments with the prepara
tion. It is stated that they were restricted
to a diet of sterilized milk, being treated
in the meantime with the new prepara
tion, and that repeated chemical analyses
during the period showed the utter de
struction of Intestinal poisons. Dr. Novy
and his assistant positively decline to
discuss the reported discovery or their ex
periments for publication.
REFERRED TO KING ED1VARD.
Argentina Will Aslc Him to Arbi
trate the Dispute.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Information
was received here today by Senor Garcia
Merouthe, Minister from the Argentine Re
public, that his government had decid
ed to suspend negotiations with Chile In
regard to the disputes existing between
them and "to refer the whole matter to
the arbitration of the King of England
for settlement. This news was received in
a dispatch from Mr. Alcorta, the Minister
of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Re
public, as follows:
"I communicate to your excellency the
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
Sonth American Affairs.
Germany threatens forcible measures against
Venezuela, Page 1.
The battle-ship Indiana has been ordered to La
Guayra. Page 1.
Argentine people are preparing for wax with
Chile. Page 1.
Forty-nvc lives were lost by & Are In a Mex
ican town. Page 1.
Senator Depew saya the Panama canal might.
with proper management, have been sold to
the United States. Page 2.
The Baudln statue was unvolled at Paris.
Turks threaten to expel Americans from Syria.
An operation was successfully performed on
General Alger. Page 1.
Railroad ticket forgers have been operating at
Kansas City. Page 2.
The coal-ship C. F. Sargent is on fire at San
Francisco. Page 2.
People of the Yakima, country want railroad
connection with Portland. Page 6.
The Alaska steamer Discovery is given up for
lost. Page C.
Governor Rogers Is seriously HI. Page 6.
Portland and Vicinity.
Controversy between dental examiners and ap
plicants etlll rages. Page S.
Water committee may purchase Alblna system.
Consul Emma Booth-Tucker describes coloniza
tion work of Salvation Army. Page 10.
Frankle Woods loses parents at Pendleton and
joins minstrel troupe. Page 8.
Sons of Herman celebrate tenth anniversary.
Death of Mrs. K. A. J. Mackenzie. Page 10.
jured, some of them so badly that they
cannot recover. Fifteen bodies have been
taken from the ruins, and a large force
is at work clearing away the debris in
order to recover others, though there Is
no hope that any of those caught In the
collapse of the big structure will be found
alive. It is Impossible at this time to learn
the names of the victims. Among those
caught In the collapse were several of
ficers charged with the management of
The Market House was one of the larg
est buildings in Zacatereas, and was
owned by the city. Its lower portion was
composed chiefly of cold storage cellars.
In which the local merchants stored their
perishable goods, and It was In the base
ment section that the lire originated. The
flames had gained such headway that the
entire building was seen to be doomed and
the efforts of the flremen and citizens
were directed to saving goods In the
storage compartment In the basement and
on the first floor.
Hundreds of men formed Into gangs and
were busily engaged In the work of sav
ing goods vhen the entire superstructure,
weakened by the rapidly spreading flames,
collapsed without a moment's warning,
crushing and burying dozens of those en
gaged in the work of salvage. Those who
escaped injury from the blazing ruins
were so terror stricken that It was diffi
cult to organize any effort at rescue. The
fire department Is poorly equipped and
the supply of water Inadequate, so that
no effective resistance could be offered
to prevent the spreading of the fire. The
Are Anally burned Itself out, leaving many
unfortunates buried beneath tons of
As soon as possible, an effort was made
to get out the bodies of the dead, but
the heat drove back the rescuers for
hours, and only 15 of those who were
nearest the outer walls of the building
could be removed. Exactly how many
have been killed cannot be known until
tho ruins are cleared away, and this work
with the primitive methods in use, will
Tho Market House was one of the hand
somest buildings in the city, and was
erected a few years ago by the munici
pality to meet the demands of growing
business. It cost over $150,000, and in It
was stored stocks of merchandise vajued
at several thousands of dollars. It was
one of the chief sources of revenue- for
the city. The Insurance on It-was light,
and it is doubtful If It will be rebuilt.
train behind rounded a curve near the
depot and crashed Into the first train.'De
larla and Gihnette. who run on a pas
senger train, were traveling on the freight
to Green Bay to spend Sunday with their
families. They were sleeping in the ca
boose when the crash came and were In
stantly killed. A. L. Burney, the rear
brakeman, was also In the caboose at tho
time, but he finally escaped from the
burning wreck. Eight cars were tele
scoped and soon burned. The bodies of
Delaria and Gilmette were burned beyond
SWEAT SHOP BURNED.
Two Men Perished and Several "Were
NEW YORK, Dec. 22. Isaac Gill, a
tailor, 52 years old, and an unidentified
man lost their lives at a firo. that de
stroyed a four-story sweat-shop building In
Clinton street tonight. Four people were
Injured, none of them fatally. About 40
men and women were at work In the
building. The fire started in the base
ment, and gained such headway that es
cape was cut off. The people jumped
from the windows to save themselves.
Many whoso names were not mentioned
were slightly Injured. The property loss
A FARMHOUSE FIRE.
Four Persons Were Burned to Death
and Five Others Seriously Injured.
DUBOIS, Pa., Dec. 22. Near Summer
vllle yesterday, the home of John Ash
baugh, a farmer, was destroyed by tire
and four persons were burned to death.
One other Is burned in such a manner
that recovery Is doubtful and four others
are seriously burned and Injured. The
WILLIAM ASHBAUGH 22 years old, a
brother of the owner of the Ashbaugh
MAYBEL ASHBAUGH, aged 13.
HARRY ASHBAUGH, aged 10.
JAMES ASHBAUGH, aged 9.
The Injured are: Herman Ashbaugh,
burned seriously, leg broken and injured
Internally: John Ashbaugh, the husuana
and father, burned seriously and suffering
from exposure; two young children, pain
The affair happened at an early hour
In the morning and the fire was probably
caused by an overheated stove. Mr. Ash
baugh was awakened by smoke entering
the room he occupied, and found the
lower part of the house ablaze. He made
VERYL PRESTON HURT.
Thrown From nn Automobile at Yon
kers and Seriously Injured.
NEW YORK. Dec. 22. Veryl Preston,
president of tlie American Steel Company,
Is at Yonkers, suffering from serious In
juries received in an automobile accident
Saturday night. Mr. Preston, with his
chaffcur and two companions, passed
through Yonkers at a very rapid pace,
and at the northern line of the city the
machine was upset. The occupants were
picked up unconscious and taken to St.
John's Hospital. All information was re
fused at the hospital. Mr. Preston camo
from Pittsburg when the Steel Hoop Com
pany moved Its offices to this city.
tacks of gall stones. General Alger ral
lied well from the operation, and the sur
geons reported late this afternoon that ho
had recovered almost entirely from the
shock. His temperature was little above
normal, and his pulse was strong. The
following official statement was issued by
the surgeon in regard to the operation:
"A condition of infected gall bladder
was present as the result of gall stones.
There were many adhesions about the gall
bladder, which was opened and drained.
General Alger's condition Is serious, but
he stood the operation well."
The operation was performed by Drs.
C. G. Jennings, H. W. Longyear, H. O.
Walker and E. L. Shurley. of this city;
Dr. William Osier, of Baltimore, and Dr.
J. P. Murphy, of Chicago.
At 1 P. M. tho following bulletin on
General Alger's condition was issued:
"Temperature normal; pulse 74. Only
slight .nausea following the anesthetics.
All the symptoms are favorable.
"II. V. LONGYEAR, M. D..
j "C. G. JENNINGS. M. D."
Dr. Longyoar. who will spend the night
J with General Alger, said at that hour
1 that there would be no more bulletins to
I night unless an entirely unanticipated
change should occur.
"General Alger Is in no immediate dan
ger," said he, "although -his condition is
6erIous. His chances of recovery are
Discussing the operation tonight. Dr.
Jennings, who is tho physician In charge
of the case, said that while It was gall
stones that had made the operation nec
essary. It was not performed for their
"The operation," he said, "was per
formed for the purpose of opening and
draining the gall bladder, which had be
como infected because of tho stones."
DETROIT, Dec. 23. At 2 A. M. Dr. Long
year reported General Alger doing nicely.
LUDINGTON, Mich., Dec. 22 While en
tering Ludington Harbor last midnight
during a heavy gale the Pere Marquette
car-ferry No. 1G struck a bar, disabling
her machinery and breaking the main feed
steam pipes, letting great volumes of
steam escape. Mike' Taft, a coalpasser,
Lwas scalded to death, two other coal-
passers whoso names are unknown were
terribly scalded, and many others who
were In the hold received bad burns.
Those aboard experienced great hardships
during the nine hours that followed be
fore they were rescued. The accident
happened at midnight, and during the re
mainder of the night there was neither
light nor heat on the boat, while the wind
was bitterly cold. Great seas rolled across
the deck and Ice formed wherever the
SAMPSON AND COOK.
Condition of Both the SIclc Men
Was Better Yesterday.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. The condition
of Rear-Admiral Sampson Is better than It
has been for several days past, and If the
cold weather moderates he hopes to be
able to resume outdoor exercises.
Captain Francis A. Cook, formerly com
manding officer of the Brooklyn at Santi
ago, Is better today. It probably, how
ever, will be some time before he recovers
from the severe attack of stomach and
heart trouble with which he is suffering.
Fonr Victims of Pittsburg; Explosion.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 22. Three of the
workmen who were victims of yester
day's explosion, at the SInger-NImIck
plant of the Crucible Steel Company of
America died today. This makes the
total four. Their names are: William
Reed (who died last night), F. B. Reed,
John P. Brown, Alvln K. Pershing.
A Fire at Utlca.
UTICA, N. Y., Dec. 22. A four-story
building known as the Reynolds block,
at the corner of John, and Catharine
streets was destroyed by fire today. Loss
$2S7,0Q0; Insurance $208,000.
LIFE OF JOHN SHERMAN.
Ex-Conrrressmnn Kerr Is Writing: the
MANSFIELD, O., Dec. 22. Ex-Congressman
Kerr, one of the executors of tho
will of the late John Sherman. Is writ
ing the biography of the distinguished
statesman. Senator Sherman set aside $10,
000 for the purpose. Mr. Kerr says that
one of the interesting things that the task
has developed Is that Senator Sherman
was careful to keep every letter received
by him from prominent people in this and
other countries. The collection contains
many letters on Important events In the
Fnnernl of J ml ere Osborn.
BLAIR. Neb., Dec. 22. The remains of
Judge L. W. Osborn, late Consul-Gen-eral
to Samoa, arrived at his home last
night. The funeral -will be held Monday,
and will be under the auspices of the