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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1901.
AGREE JO ARBITRATION
AR.GEXTIXA AXD CHILE
SIGXED A PROTOCOL.
Will Submit the Qucfttionn Tending;
Between Them to Great Britain
VALPARAISO. Dec. 23, via Galveston.
It Is reported here that the Governments
of Argentina and Chile have signed a
protocol by which they agree to submit
tho questions pending between them to
the arbitration of Great Britain.
UXITBD STATES READY TO AID.
For a. Peaceful Solution In Any Way
Agrreeable to Both Sides.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Both the
Chilean and Argentine Republics were
represented at the State Department to
day In reference to the controversy. The
United States Government is watching
the progress of negotiations and is stand
ing ready to aid In a peaceful olutIon In
any way agreeable to both parties. The
eubmlsslon to Great Britain Is entirely sat
isfactory to. the authorities there, and
they probably will assist in having both
governments accede to this manner of
Hay Hear From. Minister Wilson.
WASHINGTON, Dec 23. Secretary
Hay has received a cablegram from
United States Minister Wilson at Santiago
de Chile confirming the report that the
resources of diplomacy had been ex
hausted In the effort to settle the dispute
between Chile and Argentina, and that
diplomatic relations had been broken
through the withdrawal from Chile of the
Touching the proposition emanating
from the Argentine side to refer the dis
pute to Great Britain as an arbitrator,
the Chilean representatives claim this
was their -own original proposition. This
being tho case, it Is believed there Is a
way open for a peaceful adjustment of
X OTHIXGr SAID TO EXGLAXD YET.
If Both Sides Beqnest Arbitration, It
Will Promptly Acquiesce.
IrONDON, Dec. 23. Tho British Govern
ment is watching the progress of the dis
pute between the Chilean and Argentine
Republics with much anxiety. A repre
sentative of tho Associated Press was in
formed today that neither side has yet
approached the British Foreign Office.
If both Chile and Argentina request Great
Britain to arbitrate the matters In dispute
between them, Lord Lansdowne, the For
eign Secretary, will promptly acquiesce.
The statement of Dr. Alcorta, the Argen
tine Minister of Foreign Affairs, that Ar
gentina has referred the matter to the
arbitration of the British Government,
under the agreement of 1S9S, appears to
be inaccurate, for the Foreign Office says
the present contention is quite beyond the
powers of that commission.
As the foreign Office understands the
case. It is not one relative to the boundary
between the countries, but whether Chile
has the right to build neutral roads in the
disputed territory. This commission, of
which Lord MacNaughton Is president,
has been sitting in London for nearly two
years, and is now almost ready to go and
personally inspect the disputed boundaries.
For various reasons, however, the depart
ure of this commission has been delayed,
and Is likely to be delayed for some time
to come. The appeal of Dr. Alcorta has
not yet been officially communicated to
the British Foreign Office. When this
appeal does reach Downing street, it will
meet with the foregoing answer. Al
though Lord Lansdownc. the Secretary of
Foreign Affairs, will hold that the Mac
Naughton commission Is powerless, he will
Intimate the willingness of Great Britain
to arbitrate the difference between the
two countries. If Chile agrees' to that
Up to a late hour tonight neither coun
try concerned had requested Great Britain
to take this action. Opinion in Downing
street Is that while the cause of the dis
pute is petty, serious consequences may
result unless prompt action is taken.
According to advice received from Lon
don February 15, 3899, the British Govern
ment Gppolnted Baron Edward MacNaugh
ton, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary; Major
General Sir John Charles Ardagh, Director
of Military Intelligence, and Colonel Sir
Thomas Hungerford Holdrlch, superin
tendent of frontier surveys in India, a
tribunal to arbitrate the Argentina-Chile
MORE PATRIOTIC DEMOXSTItATIOXS
President of Argentina Still Confi
dent Peace Is Xot Far Off.
BUENOS AYRES, Dec. 23, via Galves
ton. The patriotic demonstrations grow
ing out of the possibility of war with
Chile were renewed here today. The Chil
ean Minister here, Senor Concha Suber
ceaux, has not received any Instructions
in regard to the course he is to pursue.
An editorial article In the Pals says
the interruption in tho relations between
the two countries must necessarily be of
short duration, as they are mobilizing
their reserves, and could not afford to
release them from being under arms as
long as diplomatic relations are inter
rupted. Therefore, a radical solution of
the question is necessary. Continuing the
Pais advises the Argentine Government to
Invite Chile to accept a direct and Imme
diate arrangement or bo prepared for
Tho British Minister here. Sir W. A.
Barrlngton, had a long conference last
evening with President Roca. During the
course of the conference between Presi
dent Roca and Professor S. W. Barring
ton, the President of Argentine explained
to the professor the causes which have
led to the difficulty between Argentina
and Chile. President Roca laid special
stress upon the efforts made by Argentina
to secure an amicable settlement of the
trouble, as well as upon the craftiness
which, ho asserted, Chile had employed
In order to avoid arriving at such a set
tlement. The British Minister will send
a detailed report of these circumstances
to his home government. The newspapers
published here assure their readers that
great powers stand ready to offer their
good offices to mediate the difficulty, but
that Argentina does not consider that the
moment has yet arrived either for ac
cepting or refusing such offers. Accord
ing to the Tribuna, the Chilean Minister
will leai-e here for Chile on January 1,
and the Secretary of the Chilean Lega
tion, Senor Essurez, will remain in charge
of Chile's Interests.
Chilean Minister Subercaseaux conferred
for two hours this" morning with Dr.
Costa. Vice-President of Argentina, and
Dr. Amanclo Alcorta, the Minister of For
eign Affairs. After this conference, Sen
ors Costa and Alcorta went to see Pres
ident Roca. The Tribuna says that a
casus belli would arise if Chile, desiring
to render effective her Jurisdiction over
the territory known as Ultima Esperanza,
attempts to drive the Argentine police
from this territory, as Argentina would
resist such an attempt.
The Argentine fleet, divided Into four
divisions, will take part In extensive ma
neuvers next month. The two principal
divisions are ready to put to sea at the
first signal. Colonel Pablo RIccherl, the
Minister of War, has informed President
Roca that he has available COO locomotives
and 4000 cars, and on 45 hours' notice he
can transport SO.000 men to the frontier.
It Is estimated that the maintenance of
the army which will be mobilized by Feb
ruary 5 will Involve an annual expenditure
of 65.000,000 piastres. About S000 men have
already -signed the rolls of the Uruguan
A dispatch from Santiago says President
Biesco has declared that the recall of the
Argentine Minister, Senor Portelu, from
that capital, cannot have any serious con
sequences, adding that the Minister, in
returning to Argentina, is taking leave
President Rlcsco continues confident
that the negotiations In progress will
shortly result In a pacific solution of the
problem, since the attention of the states
men of Argentina and Chile are engrossed.
Rnnturc Will Be Only for Short Time
NEW YORK, Dec 23. According to
the Valparaiso, Chile, correspondent of tne
Herald, the opinion prevails there tnat
even though negotiations may be stopped
at present, the rupture between Chile
and Argentina may be only for a short
time, and will pave the war for a rapid
settlement of the boundary controversy.
A large crowd made a friendly demon
stration In front of the United States,
Colombian, Mexican, Ecuadorean and
Brazilian Consulates, at Valparaiso, Sat
urday. The recall of the Argentine Minister to
Chile, Senor Portela, has made a good
impression in Argentina, says the Buenos
Ayres correspondent of the Herald. The
correspondent also says that the Argen
tine Government will prepare an explan
atory note, embodying the points of the
dispute, and will send It to King Ed
ward of Great Britain, the arbitrator of
the boundary question.
Stock Market Affected.
LONDON, Dec 23. Fears of hostilities
between Argentina and Chile caused a
slump In Argentina and Chilean securi
ties on the stock exchange. The fall was
all around and ranged from 4 to 6 points,
and It was difficult to effect sales. Prices
hardened slightly during the afternoon.
Chile' Xctt Warship.
LONDON, Dec 23. A navigating party
of Chilean officers, engineers and sailors
has arrived at Newcastle-on-Tyne, for
tho purpose of manning the warship re
cently purchased for Chile and taking her
to Chilean waters.
PL.AXS OF GERMAXY.
Foreisrn Office Give Impression That
Something Will Be Done Soon.
BERLIN, Dec 23. The Foreign Office,
while it Is reticent as to Germany's spe
cific plans with regard to Venezuela and
the tlmo of their execution, gives the Im
pression that something -will be done soon.
It Is watching the uprising in Venezuela
under the leadership of General Mendoza.
If anything serious should come of this
revolutionary movement, Germany will
suspend action in the matter until it shall
have been seen with what party the de
facto government rests.
The Berlin newspapers continue to pub
lish everything available on the subject.
Tho Berliner Tageblatt sums up Ger
many's position in the Venezuelan, matter
In the following words: "This new re
bellion Is of the most consequence to our
relations with that country. Our oppo
sition toward the Government of Venez
uela would naturally be Influenced If
everything there goes topsy-turvy."
NEW YORK. Dec 23. A dispatch to the
Herald from Berlin quotes the Vosslsche
Zeltung as follows upon the question of
the Venezuelan claims:
"The matter can certainly be arranged
without coming Into conflict with the
United States. We have only to recall
to memory the words of the recent Presi
dential message, in which Mr. Roosevelt
used these expressions: 'We do not guar
antee any state against punishment if it
misconducts Itself, provided that punish
ment does not take the form of acquisi
tion of territory by any non-American
"It will be remembered that two weeks
before that message the German repre
sentative In Washington had delivered
a very precise message from Emperor
William to the effect that Germany had
no intention of acquiring land either in
South America or In the West Indies.
Therefore the relations between Germany
and America upon that point are the
clearest possible, and It cannot be difficult
to assort the demands of Germany in
LIBERALS LOOT COMMISSARY.
Returned to Xombre de DIos During;
Absence ot Government Troops.
COLON, Colombia, Dec 23, via Galves
ton. During the absence of tho govern
ment soldiers, the Liberals returned to
Nombre de Dios and looted the commis
sary of the Manganeze Mining Company,
an American concern. They also threat
ened the life of the custodian of the
stores, who was forced to surrender his
keys. The company is presenting a claim
to the government for the loss sustained
by It. On the arrival of the United States
gunboat Marietta at Nombre de Dies and
subsequently when the Colombian gunboat
Plnzon reached the same place with 50
soldiers on board, the Liberals again dis
appeared. After landing tho troops at
Nombie de Dios. the Plnzon proceeded to
Savanilla. Captain Follaco, who was
commander of the Pinzon. and several of
his officers returned to Colon yesterday on
board the Marietta, and have since soiled
for San Juan de Porto Rico.
General Alban has received a cable dis
patch announcing the evacuation of Tu
moco. Some of the revolutionists left
there on board the Salvadorian steamer
Ibis, and others left by land, Intending to
attack Buena Ventura. A strong govern
ment force has left Buena Ventura to
meet the revolutionists.
General Alban says if the Monroe Doc
trine could be made to provide compul
sory arbitration to settle all disputes be
tween South American Republics and Eu
rope, it would be settled In this connection
for another 10 days.
Marietta Leaves Colon.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. The Navy De
partment has been Informed that the gun
boat Marietta left Colon yesterday for
San Juan, Porto Rico, after visiting Nom.
bro de Dios, Colombia, where she was sent
in answer to a request by persons Inter
ested In some mining establishments at
that place, which were reported endan
gered by the disturbed condition In that
part of Colombia, From the fact that the
Marietta made such a short stay at Nom
bre de DIos and has proceeded to San
Juan, according to her original pro
gramme. It Is assumed here that affairs
in the quarter visited were not such as to
warrant tho retention of the gunboat.
Mnrconi-Telepraph Company Fipht.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Dec 23. There was
no new development today In the situa
tion between Marconi and tho Anglo
American 'Telegraph Company. Marconi
sent the following telegram to Thomas
A. Edison this evening:
"Thanks for your very kind letter to
the press. I hope soon to show you
wireless telegraphy working between the
United States and Europe. I wish you
a happy Christmas. MARCONI."
Marconi will leave here for Canada to
Candidate of Anti-Belmontltes.
NEW YORK, Dec 23. Joseph F.
O'Grady was nominated for Congress in
the Seventh District tonight by the Demo
crats who refused to participate In the
convention last week which nominated
Perry Belmont. In all, seven certificates
of nomination for candidate for Congress
from the district were filed with the Bu
reau of Elections tonight.
Mrs. Leslie Little Better.
NEW YORK. Dec 23. Mrs. Frank Les
lie, who has been ill for some time, has
been taken to Roosevelt Hospital, and oc
cupies one of the private rooms. It could
not be learned what Mrs. Leslie's ailment
was, but it was said she was resting n lit
tle more comfortably than when admitted.
To Cure a Cold in Oae Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money If it falls to cure.
K. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. 23c
IAN AMERICAN TERRITORY
LOXG APPROVES AX OPIXIOX RE
Settles the Point as to the Applica
tion of the Stfttate of Limita
tions to Xaval Offenses.
WASHINGTON, Dec 23. The Secretary
of the Navy has approved an opinion by
the Judge-Advocate-General that tho Phil
ippines are United States territory, so far
as the statute of limitation applies to
naval offenses. In the case In question
a sailor deserted from the Navy over two
years ago and enlisted In the Army. His
regiment was serving In the Philippines
and he remained with It. The naval au
thorities, learning of his whereabouts. In
stituted proceedings for his trial by court
martial on the charge of desertion. The
case came before the Judge-Advocate-Gen-
MISS HELEN VANDERBILT WACKERMANN.
"L "t HssWAsssiisflr lsllllllllllllllHraBBssSKBHffiSIIIIIIIIBi
YOUXG AMERICAN WOMAN WHO IS
The strange case of Miss Helen Vnndcrbllt Wackermann has attracted wide
spread Interest, both hero and abroad. She Is an artist's model, and is In an Eng
lish insane asylum. She posed for a painting by Hubert von Hcrkomer. R. A.,
entitled, "Seeing. I Saw Not: Hearing Not. I Heard." which was exhibited at
the Royal Academy. Miss "Wackermann and hj-, mother resided temporarily at
the artist's home, but before the painting was completed the mother returned to
America. Shortly afterward Professor Herkomer requested Miss "Wackermann to
leavers house, which she did under protest, alleging that the artist's imputa
tions regarding her character were untrue. His allegations were assailed by nu
merous friends of Miss Wackermann, but Professor Herkomer refused to retract
what he had said. The young girl's troubles brought on dementia, and finally
eral, who decided that the statute of limi
tations barred prosecution, It having oc
curred more than two years ago, and the
alleged deserter not having left the terri
tory of the United States. Secretary Long
approved the opinion, and directed a dis
continuation of the proceedings against
Transport McCIoIIrh From Mnnila.
NEW YORK. Dec 23. The United States
transport McClellan arrived here this
morning from Manila, via Suez, with 38
cabin passengers and 242 soldiers from the
Philippines. Of these, 235 men are of the
First Battalion of Engineers, the others
being discharged soldiers. Among the
cabin passengers were Colonel C. A.
Dcmpsey, Major Henry Wygant, Major
J. E. Maklln, Captains C. C. Vancott, J.
H. Lawton, H. L. Threlkeld, Lieutenant
Earl Edmunson, Captain H. F. Stevens,
Lieutenant J. S. Johnston and Lieutenant
W. S. Martin. The transport brought two
dead bodies. Captain Herbert Draper, of
the United States Marine Corps, who died
at Hong Kong, and William B. Tabb, a
civilian clerk to the United States Naval
Engineers at Guam, who died on board
ship November 27. The battalion of troops
are under the command of Major J. E.
Maklln, ot the Eleventh Infantry. Eight
officers who were passengers on the trans-
Pport left the vessel at Port Said to make
a tour of Europe.
Preliminary Examination of Dodd.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec 23. At the
preliminary examination of S. W. L.
Dodd. cx-secretary and treasurer of the
Birmingham Debenture Redemption Com
pany, who Is charged with the fraudulent
use of the malls, before United States
Commissioner Cornish today, the defend
ant sought to show that the money that
was paid for the Birmingham Redemption
Company by G. W. Morgan actually came
out of the assets of that company, held
in the treasury at the time it was trans
ferred. Robert Berger a Bnnlcrupt.
CHICAGO, Dec 23. Robert Berger, ex
partner of Edward S. Dryer, the banker,
who, after several trials, was convicted
of embezzlement of funds of the Park
Board of Chicago, filed a petition in bank
ruptcy today, scheduling J2.093.644 liabili
ties. There are no assets. All the debts
are connected with the failure of the
banking-house of E. S. Dryer & 'Co., In
Dr. Samuel Smiles' Birthday.
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. Dr. Samuel
Smllce, author of the "Self-Help" series
and well known to American readers, will
celebrated his SOth birthday today,
says the Herald's London represen
tative. His last published book, "A
Publisher and His Friends." netted him
510,000. which he gave as a Christmas
gift to his four surviving sons and daugh
ter. Xejarroes Fought a Duel.
LOGANSPORT. Ind., Dec. 23. Jim Bell
and Solomon Johnson, colored, fought a
duel with revolvers late last night in a
saloon at the Kenneth Quarries, near
here. Bell is dead and Johnson badly
wounded. They fought over a white wo
man. Feature of Craise of Squadron.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. A feature of
the Winter cruise of the North Atlantic
squadron In West Indian and Gulf waters
will be drills In landing and launching
boat crews of sailors and other maneuv
ers, in which conditions of actual warfare
wlll be simulated. The training-snip
Prairie is to be utilized to assist in this
programme. According to her itinerary,
the Prairie Is scheduled to arrive in the
Gulf of Parla, on the north coast of Ven
ezuela, several days after Christmas, and
remain in this quarter, cruising between
the Port of Spain and Fort de France
until the first part of March.
WILD RUN OF A STREET-CAR
Dottb a Steep Grade One Killed,
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 23. One person
was killed and seven others Injured In a
peculiar accident on the FHImore-street
electric car line tonight. The dead:
MARY PHELAN, domestic.
Seriously Injured and may dieMay Kel
leher, taken to Railroad hospital; Mrs.
William Manzle, taken to her home; A.
J. Dautchman, motorman. slightly Injured;
Ray Phelps, conductor, Injuries very
slight. Nine others slightly Injured.
For four blocks south of Union street
the grade Is so steep that the cars have
to be pulled up the bill by special ma-
IX AX EXGLISH IXSAXE
chlnery. As a car containing 15 people
had nearly reached the top of the hill It
broke loose in come manner, and rushed
down the grade with frightful speed. It
kept the track until Union street was
reached- Here thero stood an empty car
waiting to be hauled to the summit. This
obstruction was crashed into, and wrecked
by the runaway car, which then jumped
the rails, and was brought to a stand
still by a telegraph pole, which it struck,
scattering its occupants in all directions.
Help was at hand, and the injured passen
gers were given Immediate care.
A Hcndless Party.
Now York Times.
If politics were In a normal condition
In this country a Senator who occupied
tho present position of J. K. Jonos, of
Arkansas, would straightway bo forced to
abdicate his position and his pretensions
as a party leader.
The predicament of Senator Jones is that
he has brought and insisted upon objec
tions to confirming the appointment of the
Attorney-General, which, objections, when
brought before the Judiciary committee,
were thrown out by the unanimous deci
sion of that committee, and without dis
tinction of party. They were thrown out,
as explained by Senator Hoar, whose ex
planation was confirmed by Senator Pet
tus, because they were "frivolous, trivial
and unworthy of being brought before the
Senate." After the explanation Senator
Jones cast a lonesome vote against con
firmation. This Is a nice position for a National
leader, which Senator Jones, however,
continues to recognize himself, and to be
recognized, as being. Having led his
party to two defeats, he is now maturing
his arrangements to lead it to a third.
No wonder the Democratic party Is "out
Society of the City of Xevr York. '
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. The New England
Society of the City of New York held Its
S6th annual dinner tonight, at the Waldorf-Astoria.
It closed with the instal
lation of Edmund Clarence Stedman, the
poet, as president of the society. Wil
liam E. Dodge, president of the society,
was the toastmaster. Mayor-elect Seth
Low, Lleutenant-General Miles. Rear-Admiral
Barker and others spoke to toasts.
General Miles' toast was on "The Army
Wanted for Philippines.
BERKELEY,- Cal., Dec. 23. The Univer
sity of California has been asked to recom
mend to the Philippine Commission several
men qualified by experience and scientific
training to take charge of agricultural
experiment stations in the Philippines.
The commission believes that there Is no
other place In the world where agricul
tural skill would produce such a trans
formation as in the Philippines.
WASHINGTON, Dec 23. Today's etate
ment of the Treasury shows:
Available cash balances 5170,904,924
PILES CURED WITHOUT THE KXIFC.
Itching-, Blind. Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
No Cure, No Pay. Druggists are authorized by
manufacturers of Pazo Ointment to refund
money where It falls to cure any case of piles,
no matter of how long standing. Cures ordi
nary cases In six days; the worst cases in four
teen days. One application gives ease and rest.
Relieve? Itching instantly. This Is a new dis
covery and Is the only pile remedy sold on a
positive guarantee, no cure no pay. Price. 50c
If your druggist don't keep It In stock send ui
60c in stomps and we will forward same by
mall. Manufactured by Paris Med. Co.. St.
Louis. Mo., who also manufacture the celebrat
ed cold cure. Laxative- Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets.
HOT EIGHT WITH BOERS
KITCIIEXER SEXDS REPORTS OF
In the Orange River and Transvaal
Colonies Colonel Damant Danger
ously Wounded at Tafcl-Kop.
LONDON. Dec. 23. Lord Kitchener. In
a dispatch from Johannesburg dated Sat
urday. December 21, sends report of sharp
fighting In the Orarrge River and Trans
vaal Colonies. The engagements occurred
December IS, 19 and 20, at points widely
apart. The casualties In the Orange
River Colony, so far as known, aggregate
about 150, equally divided; but heavy
British losses, the total of which have
not yet been reported, occurred In the
Transvaal. In this last-mentioned fight
ing 200 mounted infantry In the neighbor
hood of Beglnderyn were divided into par
ties and were searching farms when they
were attacked by 300 Boers and 40 armed
natives, under Commandant Britz. The
Beers charged determinedly In overwhelm
Lord Kitchner also reports that during
General Dewet's attack on the British
force commanded by Generals Dartnell
and Campbell, at Langberg, December IS.
the Boers charged bravely and fought
desperately for several hours. Dewet was
driven off with the loss of 20 men. The
British had 12 casualties.
On December 20. M. Botha, with 800
Boers, surprised Colonel Damant's ad
vance guard at Tafel-Kop, Orange River
Colony. The Boers rushed a kopje com
manding the main body and the guns, but
Damant rallied his men and drove the
Boers from the kopje. The British cas
ualties were heavy. Damant was danger
ously wounded, two officers and 20 men
were killed and three officers and 17 men
were wounded. The Boers left six dead
on the field and dispersed. The British
pursued the enemy and captured a num
ber of prisoners, Including Commandant
Keyler. Later the Boers, under a flag
of truce, asked permission to remove their
dead. They admitted having buried 27
In the eastern part of the Transvaal
Colony, Colonel McKenzie attacked Com
mandant Smith's force of Boers at Lake
Banagher, December 20. killing bIx and
capturing sixteen of them. Commandant
A force of Boers, during the night ot
December 19, attacked the British post at
Eeland Spruit, but were drive noff, leav
ing eight men killed. Including Comman
dant Krlz. Field Coronet Mahon. who was
wounded, and three other wounded men,
were left on the field. Other wounded
Boers were carried off In blankets. The
British "casualties were seven men killed
and six officers and eighteen men wound
ed. In the fight at Tafel Kop the Boers,
dressed as British yeomen, engaged in a
splendid race with the British in" an at
tempt to first gain the crest of the kopje.
The Boers gained the summit first and
opened fire on the single troop of Dam
mant's Horse, which took part in the race
for the kopje. These troopers took ad
vantage of the little cover available Im
mediately below the Boers and fought un
til all but four of them were killed or
wounded. By that time reinforcements of
Dammant'a Horse came up and charged
and captured the kopje.
PERMITS FOR IMMIGRANTS.
Xotice of England to Those Wishing
to Go to South Africa.
WASHINGTON. Dec 23. The State De
partment has received from Mr. White,
secretary of the Embassy at London, un
der date of December 6, a copy of notice
received by him from the British For
eign Office in regard to permits for per
sons desiring to proceed to South Africa.
Lord Lansdowne, In forwarding the no
tice, calls attention to the fourth para
graph, which states that "subjects of
foreign powers who may wish to proceed
to South Africa from porta in the United
Kingdom can obtain a permit on produc
tion of satisfactory evidence from their
respective Embassies or Legations In Lon
don." Each applicant for a permit must pro
duce a certificate to show that he la in
possession of at least 100 (54SG) or is In
a position to maintain himself upon ar
rival In South Africa; that the object of
his journey Is bona fide, and that he has
net been deported or sent out of his coun
try as indigent. The concluding para
"It should bo clearly be understood that
these permits are available only to enable
passengers to land In South Africa, and
are no guaranty that they will be allowed
to proceed Inland. Those who wish to do
so must apply for permits at the port -of
disembarkation. The latter are warned
that there are still thousands of persons
waiting at the coast ports for an oppor
tunity to return to their homes who will
probably have precedence over later ar
rivals." Further Instances of Boer Cruelty.
NEW YORK. Dec. 23. According to the
Tribune's London correspondent, a dis
patch has been received by the War Office
from Lord Kitchener forwarding further
Instances of alleged murders of natives
by the Boers. Most of the cases rest
solely upon native testimony, among them
being a horrible story of burning alive
a Kaffir named Franz. He was the driver
of a wagon forming a part of a British
convoy captured between Pretoria and
Ruptenberg a year ago. Two Boers, it is
alleged, wrapped him in buck sail and
plied bags of oats upon him.' They then
poured paraffine upon the heap and set
fire to it. The total number of Kaffirs
reported from Klmberley as having been
murdered is 37, but detailed accounts have
not yet been received. Kaffir evidence has
on many occasions 6ince the outbreak of
the war been found untrustworthy, but
there seems little reason to doubt that
the Boers adopt the practice of shooting
any natives that they may think conveyed
or would be likely to convey Information
of their movements to the British troops.
Peace Movement Has Broken Down.
NEW YORK. Dec. 23. The Dally News'
special correspondent In South Africa
states that the peace movement among
the Boers has broken down, and that the
object of recent meetings was to make
fresh plans for continuing the campaign,
according to the Tribune's London corre
spondent. A descent on Natal through
the Drakensburg 13 contemplated. Dewet
Is to be tho chief actor In this move, and
General Botha will co-operate with him
from the north. The correspondent adds
the surprising information that SwazI du
plicity resulted In arms, ammunition and
correspondence from Europe getting
across the border, and that the Boers are
well mounted and provisioned.
Hopeless to Expect Peace Soon.
LONDON, Dec. 24. No further details
have been received here of the fighting in
South Africa. The news received yester
day convinced the newspapers that It is
hopless to expect peace in the immediate
future. That this Is. also the govern
ment's understanding of the situation is
apparent from the fact that between now
and January the troops proceeding from
home and from the colonics aggregate
Austrnlln to Send Troopn.
NEW YORK. Dec. 23. A dispatch to the
London Times and Nw York Times from
Sydney says the Federal Government of
Australia has decided to send a contin
gent of-1000 men to South Africa.
EXPLOSIOX SET FIRE TO TRAIX.
Seven Employes Killed TnnncI Be
came n Blazing Farnace.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 23. An explosion In
a fusebox set fire to a train on the elec
tric overhead railway at Dlngley station
today. Seven of the railway employes
were killed. It appears that the burning
train entered a "tunnel stored with stacks
of crcosoted railroad sleepers. These were
also set on fire. The tunnel became a
blazing furnace, and th fire brigade had
the greatest difficulty In extinguishing th
Fortunately the Dlngley station Is the
terminus of a railway running along the
docks, otherwise a terrible disaster would
have been recorded. Apparently no pas
sengers were killed, but It Is possible that
other bodies may be recovered later.
Emperor May Visit London.
LONDON, Dec. 24. The World announc
es the probability of a visit from Em
peror William to London on January 3.
Ho will remain as the guest of King Ed
ward until January 24. The purpose of
his visit Is to attend the memorial ser
vice for the late Queen Victoria at Frog
more. Anti-German Demonstration.
LONDON, Dec 23. The Vienna corre
spondent of the Daily Chronicle says there
were serious anti-German demons tration
at Moscow last week, during which the
escutcheon over the German consulate
there was shattered. The correspondent
adds tli at the Russian censor stopped the
transmission of this news.
Boer Prisoners of War Isolated.
HAMILTON, Bermuda. Dec 23. Tne
Boer prisoners of war landed on Hawkins
Island have been Isolated, as several of
them are suffering from a mild form of
PORTLAND IS IN EARNEST
Shows the Inland Empire That It Is
Pendleton East Oregonian.
No reasonable person will any longer
doubt the sincerity of the business men
of Portland, on the subject of Columbia
River Improvements. The stand recently
taken by the Chamber of Commerce of
that city has the ring of earnestness. It
bears the earmarks of genuineness. It
evinces determination to overcome all ob
stacles and compel the Federal Govern
ment to do with the Columbia what
should have been done 20 years ago.
Up here In Eastern Oregon we who de
pend upon the wheat, fruit and livestock
for our living, and who now pay excessive
tolls to the railroad companies for car
riage of products to the seaboard, are
vitally Interested In this thing. We sec
In the projected Improvements somewhat
of release from the burden of too heavy
expenses for transportation from producer
to consumer. We se in the open river
freedom for the farmer, fruitraiser and
breeder of livestock. We see promised
here what has been realized In all locali
ties In which water lines have been
opened to serve as a leveller of carrying
Indeed, the matter admits of no debate.
It la the universal experience of the world
that water transportation compels reduc
tion of freight rates. It was true when
the Sault Ste. Marie canal was built to
open the Great Lakes to the commerce of
the Middle West. It was true when the
Erie canal was constructed. It was true
In fact, It always has been true wher
ever people have utilized the means at
their command to carry goods and mer
chandise on the water, or, at least, have
provided means for so doing. For If the
possibility be present of transporting by
water, then will rail lines be compelled to
adjust their rates to meet such competi
tion. It remains now for Portland and East
ern Oregon and Eastern Washington and
Northern Idaho to unito in a mighty ef
fort to enforce the just demands of the
Inland Empire, and to compel the Federal
Government to come to the terms that
are dictated by the needs and deserts of
Another man In tho SInger-NImick mill explo
sion at Pittsburg Is dead.
Fire wrecked a live-story New York building,
doing damage to the extent of 576.000.
FJrc worked 5750,000 to 51,0O0,o66 damage to
the Champion coated paper works, at Hamil
James Stiff, the third man shot in the "West
moreland, Va., tragedy, several weeks ago,
Richard Croker has returned from a brief
visit to the farm owned by David Gideon, near
"West Baden Springs, Ind.
The National amateur skating races will this
year be held on Verona Lake. N. J., and in U
probability will take place next month.
At a meeting of the stockholders of th Third
National Bank of Boston, It was unanimously
voted to go Into liquidation December 24.
The first torpedo-boat built by Russia at tlia
new Port Arthur navy-yard Is a success. The
boat developed a mean speed of 27J knots on
her trial trip.
Two masked men entered the office of the
Abernathy furniture factory at Leavenworth,
Kan., and got away with the trlwcekly pay
roll, of 5000.
Bids of 577,500 were made and refused yes
terday for seats on the New York Stock Ex
change. The sale of one seat on Saturday at
575,000 was the record price.
The First Congregational Church, at Spring
field. O., was demolished by an explosion yes
terday and Are soon completed the work of
destruction. The building cost 530.000.
Franceszke Umlllan was executed by elec
tricity at the State Prison. Charlestown, Mass..
at 1:30 o'clock, this morning, far the murder
of Kaslmir JedruBek. on December 31, 1809.
Robbers entered the Chicago House.'VVreck
ing Company's building, bound and gagged
two watchmen and blew open the safe. They
took 533 from the watchman. The amount
taken from the safe was not large.
The Consolidated Implement Company and
the Co-operative Wagon and Machine Com
pany, of Salt Lake, two of the largest estab
lishments of their kind In the West, have been
consolidated. The new concern will be known
as the Consolidated "Wagon & Machine Com
pany. Its capital stock has been fixed at
Exploit of a Portland Boy.
Manila Freedom, Nov. 18.
A serious outbreak was narrowly avert
ed at Bilibld Prison yesterday morning.
Had the elaborate arrangements of four
or five criminals been carried out, a gen
eral massacre of the officials at the
Presidio would have occurred. The lead
ers of the Insurrection are now in irons
and In solitary confinement, awaiting
more severe punishment.
Warden Wolf has known for some time
that a general uprising was contemplat
ed, and It Is said that the affair was
being carefully watched. Ypsterday the
uprising was to have taken place, and
it is due entirely to the prompt action of
the warden that the plans were not car
A regular inspection Is made by the
warden every Sunday morning. The Car
cel Is first visited, after which the pris
oners In the Presidio are lined up In
brigades. It is in the latter place that
the worst class of criminals are con
fined, the third brigade being set apart
for this class. There are about 150 pris
oners in that brigade, and the plan as
arranged was that, upon the signal being
given by one of the leaders, the entire
brigade was to rush the warden's party,
consisting of six officials, secure their
arm's and make a dash for liberty, first
releasing the prisoners In the other brl-
What is the use of telling the rheumath
that he feels as If his Joints were being dis
He knows that his sufferings are ve
much like the tortures of the rack.
What he wants to know Is what will per
manently cure hl3 disease.
That, according to thousands of grateful
It corrects the acidity of the blood on which
the disease depends, strengthens the stom
ich, liver and kidneys, and builds tip the
whole system. Try Hood's.
Trembling, frightened, she knows not
wliy. Between her sobs she tells her
huband of her misery. It is not
enough for the husband to comfort the
wife in this con
dition, she needs
help. In those
early days when
the shadow of
begins to fall
upon the woman
she is often nerv
and full of vague
V ,' ki S"1!
The help need
T-- !3 E-,i-if-i.Ii
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nerves and so - "J-:3jj
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tite and induces
It cives -Dhvsical
strength and mental buoyancy to meet
the trial of motherhood, and makes the
baby's advent practically painless.
"I will be very j;lad to sav a few words for '
Dr. Pierce's Favonte Pescpton., writes Mrs.
P. S. Douglas, of Mansonville, Brome Co . Que.
During the first four months when I looked
to becoming a mother I suffered very much
from nauseu and vomiting, and I felt so terribly
sick. I could scarcely eat or drink auything. I
hated all kinds of food. At this time I wrote to
Dr. Pierce and he told me to get his 'Favorite
Prescription and a bottle of Golden Medical
Discovery.' I got a bottle of each and when I
had Uken them a few days I felt much better.
and when I had taken Hardly three part3 of
each bottle I felt well and could eat as well as
any one, and could do mv work; without any
trouble (I could not do anything before). I feel
very thankful to Dr. Pierce for his medicine, and
I tell all who tell me they are sick to get these
medicines or write to Dr. Pierce.1
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate
gades. Strict watch has been kept on the
leaders of the third brigade, and yester
day morning they were discovered act
ing suspiciously. The warden was at
once notified and steps were immediately
taken by him effectually to put a stop to
any outbreak. The warden is a bravo
man. To avert suspicion, he continued
his Inspection of the Carcel as usual and
then proceeded to the Presidio to inspect
the first brigade. At this point It was
noticed that the guard at the entrance
had been doubled and other preparations
made. Advancing boldly to the third
brigade. Warden Wolf commanded five
men to approach. With hi3 hand on his
revolver, he cautioned them not to move,
and, motioning to one of the officials of
his party, directed him to send for the
Irons. In less than three minutes the
five men were chained and led away to
solitary confinement. While this was go
ing on, the warden, through his Inter
preter, Informed the brigade that the
first man who moved would be shot. The
guard was called and lined up ready to
obey the command to fire on the first sign
of trouble. The prisoners, after being
carefully searched, were marched back to
their quarters, and the Inspection con
tinued as if nothing unusual had hap
pened. The manner In which ' Warden Wolfe
acted, the calm Judgment displayed un
der such circumstances, and the prompt
and effective manner in which he put a
quietus on what threatened to be a whole
sale massacre. Is very commendable and
proves the high state of efficiency exist
ing at that Institution. He is now prob
ing the matter to the bottom, and the
investigations promise to be Interesting.
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We have the largest line in town.
It has been found that perhaps the main rea
son why tuberculosis advances so rapldlv at
Hontr ong Is that In most cases It Is compli
cated with malaria.
Cured of Files
Where Kmfe Failed
Amos Crocker, of Worcester, writes:
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Co., Marshall, Mich.
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in Iftte bulK.
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