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REASURE SAFE PURLOINED
WHILE TRAIN SLOWLY CLIMBS
STEEP MOUNTAIN GRADE
Bandits Watch Chance and Neatly Make
Way With Plunder That Is Estimat
, ed to Be Fully $80,000.
Official, However, Disclaim Any Such Figure-Identity of Person or
Persons Not Known, but Arrest of One Man on Suspicion
Occurs, Who May Not Be Held for Long With- t ,
out Stronger Evidence.
bun franclsco, Jan. II. Wbll th
Southern Paclflo Company's Kunsot
Limited train m climbing th moun
lain btween Ban Lula-Otilapo and gan
Into last night, tht Wells Pari (j Cam
pany'i treasure was mysteriously stol
an uut of the express car by soma un
known person or persons, Timothy
Hulllvan, tbt messenger, was In an
othar car and whan ha relumed found
th alia door of th espreea car open
nd tha safe mlaalnir. Tha robber or
robbara bad entered tha car
through tha and door, tha lock of
whli h had baan forced. .
Sullivan at one notlflad tha railway
officials of tha robbery and a search
for tha missing safe resulted In Sliding
It near tunnel No. I. It bad baan
broken into and tha ootitauta taken
with tha exception of a valuabla dla
mond, eome checks and othar valuable
paptfra. Tha amount of treasure carrl
In tha aafa can not b determined. Kx
press ofnclsls atnta that It waa only
few hundred dollnis but that there
were eome valuabla pa pore. Estimates
from the acana of the roblwrjr plai
I the umtnint as high aa IKO.Ooa, but It Ja
thought thla estimate la greatly exag
One man la under arrest at Han Lula
Oblapo on suspicion of being one of
tha robbers, but tha evidence against
him la only clrcuiintantal..sThs slow
progress of tha train would have per
milted tha robber entering the espress
nr, throwing -nit the af and Jump'
lint out gUn without danger.
MARKET GUTTED WITH FRUIT
Plrkcrs Ordertd to Stop Work
In (lrovs Outlook Merlon.
' Ran Barnardlno, Cal., Jan. II, E.
r, VanLeaven, manager of tha Ban
Bernardino lult Exchange, control
Red orange grower today to atop pick
until further notice, In explan
ation ho ay that not to hit knowl
edge haa tha outlook been o aerioua
aa It Is at preeent. Monday and Tues
day there waa no auction of fruit at
New York, and all other eaatero mark
et have been cloaed on account of tha
cold wave, Tha market Is glutted with
fruit, and of the 106 carloads In tranalt
that prospect are thai tvery box wilt
be aold at a torn.
It Is Impossible at present to ap
proximate tha loss that will follow,"
said Mr. YanLeuven. "Our packing
houses are swamped with fruit, r but
none will be ahlptied until that which
la In tranalt haa been sold It limy
be, with tha clearing of the market
even at greatly reduced prtcea, our next
ablpmenta will bring better return
Killed At Lagging Camp.
Baker City. Ore.. Jan. 11. W. V
Latham, 10 years of ag, waa Instantly
killed In a logging camp narlcEven
crushed blm. Ilia parents live f
Orant Pass. ore.
Lagging Camps Ctseed Dawn,
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. It. Every
logging camp on tb British Columbia
coast are closed down on account of
tha heavy anow fall. Tha men hav
not left the camps, as It Is thought the
warm weather will soon dissipate the
Brain ta Analysed.
New fork. Jan. II. Thousands of
persona, many of them children, have
viewed tha remains' of George Fran tie
PER CENT REDUCTION
On Clothing'i Furnishing
Goods, Hato, Shoes, Etc.
Excepting only Dunlap Haia, E. A TT, Collars, Oil
and Rubber Goods and Dtnts GIotm.
THIS MEANS A GREAT SACRIFICE
as our goods are sold on very
Monday, January 4, 1904.
p. M stfdteis.
Train, wslch were lying In state In a
mortuary chapel from which tha fu
neral was held today,. Hcleritlsts, with
(ha conwnt of Mr, Train's relatives,
have removed the brain for the purpoee
of analyale. Tha organ' was found to
be remarkably heavy and showed no
slgna of withering, as 1 vsual In per
sons of his ag. '
. ,;s Btomaoh At Fault
Ne.i Voik. Jan. 11. E. A. Karler, a
banker, who aay that myatlo Influ
ence war at work on him through the
agency of his slomuch, bidding him
kill tha president, was committed to
Itellevue hospital today, for examina
tion aa to hla sanity. Earler, who waa
arrested after writing a long, rambling
letter to Police Commissioner McAdoo,
greeted the oftlcers aa "dellverera from
his bondage.". Ho said that hs felt the
myatertoua pains even In their presence
and thut the clock was affected by
"They are after ma so bad now," he
raid, "that they want me to kill the
president. I have wonderful will power
and have stood them off so for, but
they are going at me through my stom
ach, and I do not know what will hap
pen," ' I I I I.
Firs During Cold Snap.
Dawson, Y. T.', Jan. II. Fir today,
while tha tl -reometer was IS degrees
below xerd, caused a loaa of over $100,
000. The tadau Company, In whose
storage plant the Or started, loat 7S,
000 and the Ames Company lost 130,(00.
MINORITY LEADER ARRAIGNS
V FLOOR OF LOWER HOUSE
Declares Party Has Become One of Nega
tion and Asserts That the TarrifT .,
Should Be Revised.
Recaption At White Heuae, ,
Washington, Jan. li. Hhe second of
the formal levees at tha White House
for the season, k reception of President
nd Mrs. Roosevelt to the Judiciary,
waa held tonight. There were 17(
guests present. : The diplomatic corps,
headed by the dean, Count Caaslnl, the
Russian ambassador, attended In
body, In full unlforme.
REPLY IS FIRM
Manchuria Must Be Under the
Influence ef Russia.
Grants ,Jmihr Commercial Con-
cessions Only Foreigners
- Leave Territory. ,,
London, Jan. y. Special dispatches
from Ht. Petersburg to the Pally Tele
graph and Dally Mall aaaert that Rus
sia's reply to the latest Japanese cote
was drawn up yesterday at a minister
ial council at which the csur presided.
The tenorof thla reply la courteous, but
firm, according to M. Wltte, president
of the council of ministers. It Is un
derstood that Russia maintains that
Manchuria must remain amenable,
politically, and trategetically, to Rus
sian Influence, the concessions made
being aaly of a commercial character v
London, Jan. II. A atatement Is
published In London this morning with
an air, of authority, to the effect that
tha question of a neutral none haa dis
appeared from the Russo-Japanese ne
gotiations. Although It Is Impossible
to confirm this statement, it agree with
other Inspired statements, that Russia
haa acquiesced to Japan's views r
gardlng the integrity of Cores and that
the only trouble now remaining relates
SI. Petersburg, Jan. 11. The for
eign office does not offer an Indication
when the Ruaslan reply to Japan will
Some of the strongest men In the
empire are working to secure a sue
ceasful termination of the difficulty
They are meeting with opposition on
the ground that propositions which are
cceptable to Japan do not preserve
Russian pride. " l.
TO REPEAL LAW
National Board of Trade
After Bfc Irrigation.
London, Jan. II. It Is announced
that Premier Katsura Is convelescent
und about to resume his duties. From
New Chang, the correspondent of the
Dally Mall reports that alt BiltlHh and
American employes of Russian flrma
are leaving FoA Arthur, and that the
Tokah una Specie bank has closed Its
offices at New Chank, Various corres
pondents report riots In Cores.
London, Jan. II. The Daily Mail's
correspondent at Chefoo cablea that
hs Is able to confirm the reports that
Viceroy Alexin! has dismissed many of
ficers at Port Arthur on discovering
that instead of having on board pro-
Islons for an army of 100,000 men for
twa years, as was supposed, there was
only sufficient stores, of an Inferior
quality, for sis months.
London, Jan, 11. The Pekin corres
pondent of the Times has cabled a
corrected and minutely detailed list of
all Ruaslan military forcea In tha far
east, Lake Baikal, In eastern Siberia,
Including the frontier railway guards
which shows a total of 8115 officers,
147,471 men and !6t guns.
London, Jan. 21. Two Identical ca
ble dispatches, originating with ,W. T.
ftead , nnd W. R. Cremer, M. P.,
were sent tonight to the czar of Russia
and the Mikado of Japan, urging these
potentates, if diplomacy failed, to sub
mit the far eastern dispute to The
Hague tribunal. y
Do Away With the Timber and
Htoue Act aod Give Actual
Svttk r a Chance.
Waihlngton, Jan. 11. The national
board of trade today adopted resolu
tions declaring "The Timber and Stone
act. Desert Land act and the Comma,
tatkn Clause of the Homestead act,"
should be forthwith repealed and In the
future all agricultural and Irrigable
land ahould be reserved exclusively for
actual settlers under the homestead act
and that In the future the government
should reserve title to government
lands, selling only the stumpage of ma
tured timberand also that the forestry
work of the government should be con
-!tdntd in a bureau of forestry of the
depart men of agriculture; that great
Irrigation works are necessary to save
vt tracts from waste, and to utilise
for irrigation tb waters of our large
western rivers; that the works should
be built ss rapidly aa the lands are
taken and utilised by farmers Into
farms of 1(0 acres or leas In area, and
the entire coat of construction be re
paid to the government trough a charge
Imposed on lands reclaimed.
Resolutions were adopted favoring
th establishment and maintenance of
Judicious reciprocal relations with the
chief of foreign markets of the world
especially with the Dominion of Canada
and other contiguous countries.
Senator Piatt Eulogizes President Roosevelt PronouncingHim Brave
and Fearless Concludes. Speech on Panama, in Which He
Upheld Course of Cheif Executive Throughout- yi , ,
Morgan Explains the Annexation Bill. - -
Washlnlon, Jan, II. The army ap
propriation was under consideration in
the commute as a whole In the bouse
today fo five hours,most of whlct time
was devoted to a general discussion
of the tariff question. ' Mr. Bull, of
Iowa, chairman of the committee on
military affali i explained the provis
ions of the army bill, and Parker, re
publican,' of New Jersey, and Prince,
republican, of Illinois, paid a irlbute
to th army as now organised. "'
Williams, the minority leader, taking
the phrase "stand pat" for his text
made a general arraignment of repub
lican policies, and declared that, the
republican, party had become one of
negation. ' Replying to the question by
Watson, of Indiana, he said th tar
iff ahould be revised. The only op
position Jbo the army bill waa made by
Baker, - democrat, of New York, who
said he opposed war. . ' v
DREDGE CHINOOK MAY
GO TO MARE ISLAND
Washington, Jan, II. Senator Piatt
of Conn., concluded his speech on Pan
ama today. He defended the course of
the president throughout the Pana
ma revolt, and eulogised the execnt
Ive personally as brave and fearless.
During the morning Morgan spoke in
explanation of his bill for the annex
ation of Panama b tha United. Stales
basing his argument on tha groun4
that th pending canal treaty con
templated that result.
ARGUMENT AT MACHEN TRIAL.
Appsals Court to Let Defendant B
Tried on On Charge at a Tim.
Waahlntoii, Jan. 11. At th trial of
Machen, the Groff brothers and tba
Lorenses, on an indictment charging
conspiracy to defraud the government
in connection with the sal of letter
box fasteners, just before adjournment
Mr. Taggert. assistant district attorn
ey, offered as evidence the .transcript
of Marhen's entire dealings with tba
Union National bank of Westminister.
Md. To the admission of this trans
t-ript, Chss. A. Douglass objected
Taking up the document. Holmes Con
rad, special counsel for th govern
ment, contended that It was admissible;
and remarked that after looking It
it appeared that by strict economy
Machen on a salary of 13500 a, Tear
had managed to make 120,000 a year.
This brought forth a storm of protect
from the counsel for the deense, wba
appealed to the court to let Machea'
be tried only on one charge at a Urn,
In the midst of the argument, adjooro-
'ment wjA taken) unt tomorrow.
Flood Threatens Iow District.
Keokuk, Iowa. Jsn. II. A repetition
cf last summer's flood seems probable.
A. gorge has formed at th mouth of
th Des Moines river, and . water is
backed up over several milee of low
lands In th Missouri and Iowa but- '
torn. The Fox river has overflowed
its banks. Indian Grave levcw twa
miles south of here on the Mississippi
and Lima Lake levee broke today.
rinsing heavy losses to farmers having
bind In wheat. Th fee (till holds In
the Mississippi, but th water has rises
two feet in 14 hours.
Vollejo, Cal., Jan. 11. (Spec
lal) It is stated that It Is prob
able the dredge Chinook will
be brought, to Mare Island to
have additional work done upon
her, aa suggested by her experi
ences on the Columbia river
where she hns achieved reat
success. The success of the
Chinook, it Is reported, has
caused the government to lay
plans for the building of sev
eral oother dredges on n sim-.
liar plan for use In other water.
Report May Be Favorable.
Paris, Jan. 11. The , Associated
Press learns that the report of Attorney
General Baudouy la favorable to Drey
fus, following the view adopted by the
court which recommended a revision of
the case. The attorney general today
finished the examination of the case, by
the court of cassation. The decision of
the court, which Is not expected for
some weeks, probably will be favorable
In the event of the court of cassation
deciding that a further Investigation ts
necessary, the matter will com before
the three chambers of the supreme court
sitting together, which will decide
whether to refer the cose to court mar
tial or pass final Judgment upon it.
Should an Investigation be ordered, the
proceeding would probably last .j for six
Armstrong Will Hsng,
Salem, Ore., Jan. II The supreme
court has made a final decision, so far
as the Pleasant Armstrong case is
concerned. Th court hahded down an
opinion today, simply dismissing the
appeal. v , .
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