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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1904)
PAGES I TO 5
VOL. XXIIL NO. 52.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1904.
price five Cents.
Oregon Growers Have
One-Fifth of Crop.
STATEYIELD, 85,537 BALES
Large Quantities Remain in
MARKET HAS A HOLIDAY AIR
Increased Activity Expected After
New Year, When Prices Will
Probably Advance Brewers'
. Stocks Are .Very Low.
OREGON HOP CHOP AND
Kail shipments,.....;. W.5U3
"Water shipments .wu
Total hlpments 01.593
Stocks In growers' hands iS5Si
StockB In aeaienr nanus ov
Total stocks In state.
Hops still In Oregon....
Hops chipped .from state.
Total crop of state.
A careful compilation has been made by
Seavey & Metzger, hop dealers of this
city, of the amount of hops remaining in
growers' hands in Oregon. This firm, by
its agents and by letter, reached every
hop section of the state, and there is
reason to believe that its statistics are
practically correct A comparison made
with the estimate of other dealers shows
a close correspondence In the totals. The
hops thus found to be remaining In first
hands aggregate 16.564 bales, a larger
quantity than was generally supposed to
be in the possession of growers.
Stocks held by growers at the various
points In the state, according to Seavey &
Metzlor's figures, are as follows:
BKlem ...:..... 1,5311 Jefferson 00
Brooks ....N... 7526haw 40
iy nrwihnrn 148iNorth Yamhill . ... 549
CU-aeme Ferry . l7.Dyton - 3
-iinara :.I l.S17'Hlllsboro 50
145iForest Grove ..
ri-awds ...4.. sstcamon
St. Paul lS4Ltturel 134
09tMcMlnnvllle ..... 175
230 Newberg 34
143'Hop Eweil iwi
... v -t
Lincoln 354 snerwooa
oak Grove ..r... 225VllsonvIlIe 237
Salt Creek 310jOakland 25
La Fayette 133
Crops of the State.
Shipments from, the state to date ag
gregate 61,593 bales, of which 54,593 -bales
were sent by the Southern Pacific and
7000 bales by ihe O. R. & N.
Tho larce dealers of this state are hold
ing 7380 bales, and the sum total of these ;
quantities gives &,53 bales ot nops as me
output of Oregon in 1904.
At the present moment, the market is
dull and lifeless, as is to be expected at
this time of year. So far as can be
learned, none of the local dealers .have
Eastern orders, at least at figures that
would permit business being done, and
at the same time it Js not considered
worth while to make offers to the East.
The feeling is general tnat the market
will resume activity soon after New
Year's, and it is also believed that busl
ness will open up at an advance over the
prices lately prevailing.
Expect Change for the Better,
Exports of hops from New Tork from
September 1 to December 16 amounted to
58.616 bales, and enough were shipped from
Philadelphia and Boston and sent to Can
ada to carry the total exports to o,000
bales. This fact Is made significant by
a statement by A. J. Luce, one of the
oldest and most experienced hopmen In
the country. In a letter written to Isaac
Pincus & Son, In which he says:
"If we export SO.OOO bales, hops will be
worth 50 cents a pound. '
Mr. Luce says it Is conceded that the
consumption of the United States will
amount to 220.000 bales, and that there
were no old hops on hand at the begin
ning of the season. He says much de
pends on the action of holders, growers
and dealers at the present time "The
lower price you offer to brewers, the fur
ther you are from business." That Is to
say. the brewers are waiting for a break
In the market, and if anything lower than
market price is offered them they will
believe the looked-for break has come.
and will refuse to buy
Mr. Luce says he was recently in New
York City and found stocks on hand very
low. Many Jobbers have been unable to
make delivery, and one brewer told him
that he had 800 bales coming from one
man who was sold short and could not
make delivery at present
It is known that tbe brewers are hold
ing off as long as possible. The Brewers'
Journal printc reports from various brew
ing centers, all of which show that In
every case brewers are short of hops and
must soon buy regardless of high prices.
Mr. Luce, commenting on this condition,
says thatone reason why the brewers are
slow in purchasing Is that as a rule the
breweries are owned by stock companies
and make their annual statements on
January L and that they are holding off
buying In order to make those annual
statements show up as well as possible.
Activity Expected Soon.
The latest New York papers report the
situation unchanged there. The Journal
of Commerce of the 20th said:
"Business continued dull. Local deal
ers as a rule stated that they were doing
practically nothing, but this did not ap
pear to discourage them, as business at
this season of the year is usually slow.
Following the turn of the year, however,
a renewed demand from brewers Is ex
pected, and as stocks are limited .sellers
are indifferent, anticipating a hardening
of values, based upon the strong statis
tical position. Advices from the primal
markets also report light offerings and
prices well maintained."
Cablegrams from London report the
market there as quiet but prices are
firm. Herman Klaber & Co. . are in - re-
celpt of a letter from London which says:
"Deadlock in England continues and
will probably last into the new year. In
view of the shortness of stocks I do. not
see h6w the brewers are going to main
tain their bear movement. They must
ultimately fall back upon the American
stock, as the Germans have no large mar
gin to spare and many German brewers
are still short -on stocks."
A correspondent writes The Oregonian
DALLAS. Or.. Dec. 22. (To the Editor.)
Will you please publish in The Oreronlan for
the benefit of holders of hops the amount of
hops raised by Germany in J1903 and 1004?
According to the most reliable authority
at hand. Germany produced in 1903, 452,000
hundredweight, and In 1901, 360,000 hundredweight
SHERIFF KILLED BY PRISONERS
Men Accused of Burglary Get Pistol
on Train In Texas.
SHERMAN, Tex., Dec 24.-Sherlft Rus
sell, of "Hugo, L T., was shot and killed
tonight, and Sheriff Russell, of Grayson
County, Tex., w;ho'was with him, severe
ly wounded in the body by two men un
der arrest and on the train being taken
back to Sherman to answer burglary
charges. They secured a pistol on the
train in some way and opened Are, kill
ing the Indian Territory Sheriff at the
first shot. They leaped from the train
A large posse formed of officers from
various sections is In pursuit.
MILES IS A MILITIAMAN.
Retired Lieutenant-General on Staff
of Governor Douglas.
BROCKTON. Mass., Dec. 24. A rear
rangement of the most important posi
tions on the staff of Governor;elect Doug
las was decided on today. "Lieutenant
General Nelson A. Miles. U. S. A., re
tired, instead of being made Adjutant
General, was appointed Inspector-General
and will act as the military adviser of
the Governor, in effect holding the position
of chief of staff.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Cloudy and threatening, with occa
sional rain, poeslbly part snow; westerly
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 47
deg.: minlmun. 3S. Precipitation,.-17 Inch.
President of Chicago Northwest unalterably
opposed to President Roosevelt's railroad
rate plan. Page 1.
Marlon Hughltt ways abolition of compe
tition would prove detrimental jo iraoe
centers. Page 1.
Pennsylvania Railroad to build $20,000,000
depot at Chicago. Page 1.
Congress will probably provide liberally for
Lower Columbia River Improvements.
Senator Fulton urges Government to push
Irrigation -work on the Klamath -Klver.
Opposition to reappointment of John H. Hall
North Sea, Inquiry!
Strong evidence of. presence of Japanese tor
pedo-boats on .Dogger Bank- will be given
by Russia. Page 1.
Grave accidents In other navies will be cited
to ahow that shots have been fired In good
faith. Page 1. .
Passport system will soon be abolished In the
empire. Pace 2.
President and 40 members of the Zemstov'hand
in their resignations. Page 2.'
War In Far Ea6t.
Japanese carry strong position In Port Arthur
defenses. Page 3.
General Kuropatkln reports reconnolssance
In force on the front Page 3.
Nan Patterson Is .unable to raise ?20.000
bond; new trial Is assured. Page 3.
New Jenwy criminal Judge gives 13 pris
oners their liberty as a Christmas present.
Confession made by C. F. Mori In divorce
case implicates prominent New Yorkers.
Description of Dentistry brings report of
missing girl In New York to Colorado
Springs Police Chief. Page 2.
Washington's School Superintendent roasts
clique of enemies In annual report Pago 6,
Wealthy Japanese hopgrower presents bride to
American friends -at banquet Page 0.
Adiutant-General Flnzer submits blennla.'
report on State Guard. Page 6.
Seventeen-year-old boy shoots father after
quarrel. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Holidays make dull markets In San Fran
cisco. Page 15.
Portland and Vicinity.
Justice of the Peace Wllham Reld holds
against Sheriffs force In action growing
out of recent raids on the Portland Club.
Extensive arrangements made for feasting
city's poor today. Page 11.
Federal grand Jury returns no additional
Indictments. Page 10.
Teachers have hopes for raise of salary.
Bluford D. Sigler. indicted by grand Jury
on charge of extortion. Page 17.
Holiday rush at postofflce Is heavier than
ever before. Page It.
Hopgrowers have a fifth of this year'a crop
on their hands. Pace 1.
Bids opened for Cecllo-Portage road and con
tract may be awarded Tuesday. Page ll
Major Harry L. Rees sentenced to dismissal
from the United States Service. Page 1
Wyoming. Kansas wad Canada add their
names to the list of Lewis and Clark
Exposition participants. Page 10.
Mayor asks Pacific Construction Company to
explain about' Morrlson-street bridge "ex
tras." Page 10.
Federal grnad Jury returned no additional
mann reclve callers and discuss plans.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Pace 4.
Church announcements. Page 24.
Classified advertisements. Pages 27-29.
Christmas talk by Rev. Charles Wagner. Pag
Great "Oregon snow storm of 1S84-S5 recalled
Woman jwho remembered Lewis and Clark.
Christmas in America 100 years ago. Page 32.
How Christmas is celebrated In various couxv
tries of the -world. Page 32.
Miles and miles of .Christmas trees. Page 33.
Over f:62.000.000 for charity. Pago 33.
London's desperately poor lii Winter. Page 34
Why Russia's navy Is' worthless. Page 36.
The Old Grad. and the College Widow. Page 30.
Letters of a new Congressman, to his wife.
Y-l At '
The Murder of "the White Guard. Page 40.
The Simple Life- Page 43.
Peck's Bad Boy; Page 40.
Jottings of Old. Lira Jucklln. Page 37.
Book reviews. Page 41. -J
Social. , Pages 20-21.
Dramatic Pages 1S-10..
Musical. Page 23.
Youths' department Page 42.,
Hoiutbold ami-faahtnnal Pare 8&-30.
I ON TRADE
Opinion Given in Roose
velt's Rate Plan.
MARVIN HUGHITT TALKS
Northwestern Railway .Presi
dent Is Unalterably Opposed.
SAYS CITIES WILL SUFFER
Competition Done Away With, Every
Trade-Center Could Do Business
Only in "Its Own Little ,
CHICAGO. Dec 24. (Special.) Presi
dent Marvin Hughltt of the- Chicago &.
Northwestern Railway, whose conserva
tism and practical knowledge of every de
tail of rallroadlnc are. unquestioned In
transportation circles, has gone on rec
ord as being unalterably opposed to
PrrvaMpnt Roosevelt's plan for giving the
Interstate Commerce Commission the
power to tlx railroad rates.
Sn fnr as Dublic utterarfces are con
cerned, he Is the first railway executive
to sneak mralnst the Roosevelt Idea, isot
only would the railways suffer by such
loHcinHort the President recommends,
Mr. Hucrhitt contends, but cities in all
parts of the country would be restricted in
their growtn Decause oi inammj w
out for trade beyond "their own little
Mr. Hughltt's opinion as expressed to a
committee of the Commercial Club of
Sioux City, la., which visited Chicago to
day lnan effort to obtain certain conces
sions for the businosss interests of tho
Iowa town. He said:
"W are always Interested with the
wishes of people on our lines and try
to meet everv demand of business, but
you gentlemen do" not realize. Congress
does not realize tho tremendous serious
ness of the questions the President raises
in his message. This proposal ot mo
Onvmme"nt maklnjr rates, means, -if it be
carried Into effect, that the capacity of
the railroads to make extensions and im
provements will depend on the willing
ness of a commission to allow them to
-earn the wherewithal.
"It means that all competition will be
done away with, for there can be no com
petition where uniformity is enforced by
the Government Under the arbitrary
system proposed every city would be con
fined to Its own little .garden plot of
trade territory and there would fee no
chance of extending it"
President Hughltt ended by urging that
the interests of the country should unite
to defeat any such agitation as that pro
posed In the Roosevelt message J.t was
i i. '. . . iJ..-.... v .v. ..i
not alone a matter for the railroads to
combat, he said, as the country .at large
was as vitally interested.
HUBS PROJECTS TIED UP.
Senator Fujton Urges Passage of tho
Water Laws In Oregon.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec 24. Senator Fulton had a
conference today with F. H. Newell, chief
of tho Reclamation Service, to ascertain
the result of the examinations that have
been conducted In Oregon with a view to
fixing the location of the Government Ir
rigation projects. He urged the Depart
ment to push the work on Klamath River,
where preliminary examinations have
shown there, are excellent opportunities
for Irrigation, provided the questions of
water rights can be straightened out
Senator Fulton believes the Oregon Leg
islature, at its next session, should pass
new laws governing .the ownership of wa
ters, which will settle for all time the
disputes which involve the many streams
In Eastern and. Southern Oregon most
essential for Irrigation, especially Klam
ath River. Senator Fulton found that
work on the Klamath River la largely de
pendent upon the enactment of proper
water laws in Oregon, and that the Mal
heur project is tied up until the owners
of the wagon road lands lying under that
project can be induced. to consent to co
operate with the settlers, bearing a pro
portinal share of the cost of this project
The surveys In Harney County are be
ing pressed, but are far from complete.
OPPOSITION TO HALL.
Appointment of District Attorney Not
Yet Sent to Senate.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 24. Indications have ap
peared that opposition has arisen to
the appointment of John Hall, United
States" Attorney at Portland. Notwith
standing Hall was tho first Federal
appointee named by the President after
election, his nomination was not sent
to the Senate before the holiday recess.
The Attorney-General and others hav
ing knowledge of the facts decline ab
solutely to discuss the case.
It seems evident that opposition to
Hall grows out of the conduct ot thej
land-fraud cases. There was no PP
sltion to Hall sufficient to prevent hla
appointment In November. It ."was.
staled at that time that his services
were eminently satisfactory to the Attorney-General,
to the President and
fo Secretary Hitchcock. Just where
the , opposition comes from cannot be
learned, but there is suspicion Special
Attorney Heney can throw light on the
subject This, however.. Is purely con
jectural. W&atever opposition has arisen ap
pears to have, sufficient weight to'cause
theiPresident tn delay action until; all
tu facts c,an be ascr'taitied.;
Foster Will G.0 Home to Fight.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Dec. St Senator Foster will spend
Christmas with, his family in Washington,
and will then start for Tacoma to re
main away until the Senatorial fight la
The Senator now realizes that he has
strong opposition to go up against, as
evidenced by a remark he made to a
"I would rather stand 6n a parapet at
Port Arthur when the Japanese are mak
ing an attack," said he, "than go home
and go through a Senatorial campaign."
However, he will go, as he deems his
presence on the ground essential to success.
SUM FOR 1
Congress Will Provide
for the Columbia,
SURE TO IMPROVE LOWER
Half Million Seems Certain for
The Dalles Ganal.
BURTON IS VERY FRIENDLY
RecentVIsIt to Oregon Impressed Him
With the Importance of Making
Channel Clear Question of
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 24. Representative William
son. after conferences with Chairman
Burton, of the river and harbor commit
tee. feels quite confident that liberal ap
propriations will be made for the improve
ment of the Columbia River and its prln
clpal tributaries. It Is Impossible to say.
however, what amounts will be allowed
Mr. Burton told the Oregon Congress
man that since he had visited Oregon
and- seen the Columbia RlverChe was
very much Impressed with 'the; Importance
of Improving its channel"an'd w2s in?
ellned to nrovid such monev as" Is needed
to carry on that vorkV The. members of,-
the Oregon delegation havcp"6'"tear-abdut 1
.the mouth of the river, which eyJpcaJ
ijar mey cgucernea over me iiuiruy.eiuuiit
AnxIe;tAhoiit The Dalles. '
There 'is, bgavejarome anxiety as to
what will bejMpnexor Tne Ijalles Canal
While it seemsr&jrtain that at least $500,-
000 will be appropriated for this work.
the delegation, and especially Mr. Will
iamson, has been striving to have this
made a continuing contract, thereby fn
suring annual appropriations, Instead of
periodical -appropriations in river and har
If the committee refuses to make this
A continuing contract, jt Seems certain
that enough money will be allowed to
construct at least one lock and a. part of
the canal, thereby committing the Gov
ernment to the work and insuring the
completion of the .project If this is not
made a continuing contract at this ses
sIonf it Is hoped It may after the work Is
Representative Williamson Is very much
Interested in securing an extension of the
project for the Improvement of the lower
river from Portland to the sea, so as to
Include that part of the Willamette be
tween the Madison-street bridge and the
lower end of. Ross Island. By enlarging
this, project to include this stretch of the
river. Congress would virtually open the
way lor deep-draught vessels to dock
fully a mlle'further upstream than is now
possible during the low stage of water.
Before this matter 13 finally passed upon
the committee wants further Information
as to the effect of such a provision, ' and
this Information, It is expected, will be
presented within a few days.
Policy of River Improvements.
It seems that the river and harbor com
mittee has adopted a general policy In
reference to river Improvements that Is,
to improve only the Intervening stretch of
channel between ports, leaving the strict
ly harbor improvements to be carried on
by either the cities themselves, or the
property-owners along the waterfront'
The; committee does not believe In ex
pending Government money on Improve-.
ments that will be of advantage solely to
individual property-owners controlling
frontage along- navigable streams.
In the case of the Portland harbor im
provement, however, it Is argued that by
extending the present project upstream to
Ross Island, the 'Tovernment would be
simply carrying out its original plan of
providing a continuous channel from
Portland to the sea. Mr. Williamson
showed that-even if the Government, does
provide a 25-foot channel to Ross Island,
it will be necessary for property-owners
along this part of the river to dredge out
from their wharves to the channel before
the general Improvement will benefit
them In any way. He Insists that it Is
not Inconsistent for the Government to
extend the main channel above the Madi
son-street bridge, and ho has strong hopes
that this Tjpinlon will ultimately prevail.
Troubles at Astoria.
Senator Fulton Is having similar trou
ble over the Improvement of Astoria har
bon He has asked the House committee
to make the Improvement of that harbor"
a part of the Columbia River Improve
ment, arguing .aat In its present shape
the river project is continually obstructing
navigation at Astoria, because the means
taken to maintain a channel in the river
proper have resulted in causing deposits
to be made In front of the wharves at As
toria, thereby Injuring shipping interests
at that port. .jr"
Inasmuch as th jnalntenance of .the
main channelSjjeSgonslble for the filling
in of Astoria 'iaibor the Senator Insists
It Is but rigfef That the Government
should assumethe responsibility of main
tainlng deep channels to the docks at that
It seems probable that whatever action
Is taken with regard to Portland harbor
will be duplicated for Astoria. Neither
problem has yet been disposed of.
ARE SURE OF APPROPRIATION.
Oregon Representatives Say Bar lm
provement Will Be Extensive.
That tho Columbia River will obtain
liberal 'appropriations from Congress at
the present session, Senator Mitchell and
Representative Hermann" are contldent
The rienator said yesterday that $776,000
will surely be appropriated for the bar
In tho sundry civil bill and that he has
strong hopes of obtaining $521,000 more
In the river and harbor bill. The total of
the two appropriations would be $1,300,000,
the sum estimated by Major Laligfltt as
necessary for completion of the south
mougn Mr. Hermann Is not so
sanguine he was still confident that Con
gres3 will appropriate a large sum for
the Columbia. Chairman Burton of the
Rivers and Harbors Committee of the
House, he says, and In fact the whole
committee, are very liberally disposed
toward tho Columbia, for they realize it
to have the greatest single outlet to the
sea ot any river in the United States and
know Its growing value to commerce
The condition of the treasury, however
is such that there is a loud cry in Con
gress to put on the brakes to river and
harbor appropriations; therefore, says
Mr. Hermann.new projects and those
not regarded as important by the Rivers
and Harbors Committee will fare poorly
Mr. Hermann has good assurance of
beinff able to secure appropriations for
the lesser river and harbor south of
the Columbia. He has introduced
bill to appropriate $100,000 for a sue
tion dredge for deepening' channels In
side tnose harbors, and believes it will
pass, because It Is recommended by the
Chief of Engineers, and Is favored by
Chuirman Burton. Between 16 and 19
such dredges are In service on the At
lantic Coast, and when the absence of
dredges on the Pacific . Coast, except
as to the Chinook, on Columbia bar,
was shown to the board of engineers
and Chairman Burton, the proposal to
give one to Oregon was strengthened
The dre.dge will deepen the Inside bar
bdrs seven or eight feet, says Mr;
Hermann, and will accomplish In
short time what jetties and dikes cost
ing; millions would not accomplish in
half a century. After an inside harbor
dredge shall nave, demonstrated Its ef
ficacy, Mr. Hermann hopes to obtain an
appropriation for a bar dredge for th
same harbors. The cost of such
dredge, ho says, will be about $150,000,
anc for maintenance as much more
will be needed. The dredge ho is now
working to obtain will cost SoO.OOO
Senator Mitchell says that when he
left Washington he had such assur
ances as make him sure of being able
to got an appropriation of 57.76.0D0 In
the sundry civil bill, and still more In
the rivers and harbors bill. For the
Willamette and Columbia below Port
land, he believes $300,000 will be ap
proprlated in the rivers and harbors
BIG STEAMERS. FOE SCOUT-SHIPS
Japanese-American Liners Will Act
With Fleet of Mikado.
HONOLULU, Dec 24. The steamer
China, from Asiatic ports, brings defi
nlte information that the steamers Nip
pon and Hong Kong have left Yokohama
for Singapore, and' will act as scout ships
in the operations of the Japanese war
ships against the Russian Baltic fleet,
The steamer America will follow, con
The steamers Nippon, Hong Kong and
America, prior to the outbreak of the-Russo-Japanese
War, were operated by
the Toyo KIsen Kalsha Company be
tween San Francisco and Oriental points.
Early Jn the war they were comma.n-'
deered by the Japanese government and
fitted out as auxiliary cruisers, and trans
NE DF DEFENSE
Russia Ready for North
RELIES ON ATTACK STORY
Proof of Presence of Japanese
Vessels to Be Presented.
FIRED IN ALL GOOD FAITH
Sinking of the Camperdown to Bs
Cited as Evidence That Accidents
Will Happen in the Best
PARIS, Dec. 24. The Russiau de
fense before the international com
mission which is to inquire into . the
North Sea "incident is practically com
pleted. The main features are:
First That the firing by .the Rus
sian squadron . was justified" as a de
fense against attack. This entails
proving the presence of Japanese torpedo-boats.
The Russian delegates in
form the Associated Press that they
"possess this proof In tthe most positive
and overwhelming form.
'"Second That, even If the Russians
wercCCnOt attacked, they believed that
they were attacked, and, therefore,
the defensive measures taken- were in
Third At most It was an,, accident at
sea, where the dangers and risks are
extreme and analogous to the British
battleship Camperdown ramming- and
sinking the British battleship Vic
toria and the recent firing by a Brit
ish warship upon a 'coasting vessel
during target practice.
.The preliminaries of the commission
have clearly shown that the British
are anxious for a prompt disposal of
the case, while the Russians do not
object to delay. Therefore the post
ponement of the opening of the ses
sions of the commission, owing to the
nonarf ival' of Rear-Adrnlral. Davis, the
Amerfcan representative,, developed on
incident showing the rather signitlcant
grouping of the delegates, the -Russians
sharing the American view that
Admiral Davis was entitled to ampla
time, while the British and French
sentiment did' not approve of the post
ponement It develops that Ambassador Choato
sent a wireless telegram to the Fin
land, notifying Admiral Davis that the
commission would be opened December
22. This probably was the first use of
the wireless system In an Important
official communication in midocean.
Ambassador Porter has renewed his
acquaintance with Admiral Kazan koff.
the Russian member of the commis
sion. Thu latter was commander of tho
Russian squadron which visited New
l'ork at the time of the exposition.
General Porter then met Admiral
Kazankoff on board the latter's flag
ship. BIG DEPOT AT CHICAGO.
Pennsylvania Railroad Preparing to
CHICAGO, Dec. 25. The Record-Herald
says: The Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany Is prepared to spend $30,000,000 In
the construction of a new railway sta
tion In Chicago; $20,000,000 of this sum
will be spent In acquiring land adjoining
the present Union Depot and $10,000,000
will be spent on buildings. Plans and
specifications for a most elaborate
group of structures devoted to rallway
purposes have been completed.
The site .of the new terminal as
planned by the architects and engineers
of the Pennsylvania Company will occupy
several square blocks of territory. In
this territory it Is the Intention ot the
company to erect a group of supply and
storage warehouses, a huge freight ware
house and a, passenger depot which will
be more than adequate to meet the de
mands of the railway lines now entering
the Union Depot.
The scheme Is so comprehensive that
it Includes the construction of a tunnel or
subway beneath the river by which
bridge delays may be avoided.
JdACKAY SPEEDS TO BEDSIDE
Fast Train Starts on Journey to Wife
Injured in England.
CHICAGO. Dec. 21. F. J. Mackay of
New York Is speeding across the country
on a special train on the way to Eng
land, where Mrs. Mackay was severely
Injured Thursday in a hunting accident
The journey from San Bernardino, Cal.,
to Chicago, It Is expected, will be made In
less than three days. Mr. Mackay- will
reach here Monday afternoon over tho
Rock Island road and will have, accord
ing to his schedule, just one minute to
catch the Lake Shore train for NeW
York. He will sail on Wednesday.
BATTLESHIP IOWA INJURED.
Part of Rail Carried Away While
Being Docked at Newport News.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. Dec. 24. The
United States battleship Iowa, while be
ing docked at a shipyard here today,
came in violent contact with the structural
work of the dock. The ash-chute and
guardrails were carried away and the ship
Have Range of Sevastopol.
TOKIO. -Dec. 24. The advanced Jap
anese batteries at Port Arthur have-succeeded
in reaching the Russian battleship
Sevastopol. One successful hit is report
ed. It is expected that the battleship
will soon be completely destroyed