lK Oldies bLr LRJBwSH fSBBSaBwBSv VOL. XIII THE DALLES, OREGON, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1901. NO. 260 t - I J . . .. - i - . . . . - ' " " MnMHHWHHHMaMM FIGHTING THE RAILROAD MERGER The Northern Pacific Is Again Re strained Prom Retiring Its Pre ferred Stock Harriman Believed to Be Behind the Action This Time.' Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 30. Judge Elliott, of the district nonrt of Henepin county, today granted a temporary oruVr restraining tbe officers of the Northern Pacific Railway company from retiring tbe preferred stock of that company. Tbe order waa issued on tbe application of Peter Power, of New York, who holds 100 shares of tbe common stock. It was supposed that the failnre of the action brought in the New York conrte by holders of preferred stock cleared aw y the last obstacle to tbe retirement of the preferred on January 1. Leaving the Hill interest free to act. It is inferred, although it does not bo appear, that the present action is brought in behalf of the Harriman interest, to prevent con trol passing out of its hands for another year or until the legal standing of the Northern Securities company is settled. Tbe claim is set up by Mr. Power in his suit that the retirement of the pre. ferred stock is in violation of the agree ment that such retirement would lay no additional burdens upon the common atock, and he holds that the certificates of debenture bonds to be issued to effect the retirement of tbe preferred stock would become lien upon the common stock, and thus work an injury to hia property. It is understood that tbe block of 100 shares held by Power is the only block of common not hitherto con trolled and definitely located upon one aide or the other, tbe Harriman people or the Hill-Morgan interest. The restraining order will not only be served on the officials in Minnesota, but will be telegraphed to New York and served on the officials there. Just after the noon hour today, Presi dent Gharlea 8. Mellen, of the Northern Pacific Railroad company, was served with papera which enjoin the company from retiring the preferred stock. Bad Fire at Victoria. Poet Townsend, Wash., Dec. 80. Mail advices from Victoria atate that a moat disastrous fire occurred in that city last night, entailing a loss of $760,000. The building occupied by Spencer's Ar cade, British Columbia's largest depart ment store, waa completely gutted by fire, whioh started at 10 o'clock at night. Before tbe department reached tbe scene flames were leaning from every window in the building, and it was with dif ficulty that the adjoining buildings were saved. The origin of the fire is thought to have been Irom electric wires. Tbe tin roof covering tbe build ing was heavily charged with electricity. The stock waa partially covered with insurance, the amount being $125,000. There will be very little salvage. ItW Two fioH Oaath. "Oar little daughter bad an almost fa tal attack of whooping cough and bron chitis," writes Mrs. W. K. Haviland, of Armonk, N. Y., "but, when all other remedies failed, we saved her life with Dr. King's New Discovery. Our niece, who bad Consumption in an advanced stage, also used this wonderful medicine and to-day she hi perfectly well." Des perate throat and lung diseases yield to Dr. King's New Discovery as to no other medicine on earth. Infallible fot Coughs and Colds. 60c and $1.00 bottles guar anteed by G. 0. Blakeley, tbe druggist. Trial bottles free. 6 Boys Orowaad Near Lakavlaw. Laebyibw, Dae. W. Walter Brown and Fvad Snelling, aged 17 and 16, re aosctively. were drowned at noon today while ekatlna on Goose Lake, ten miles irom here. The bodies were recovered and brooabt bare this evening. Brown waa tbe son of a prominent sheepman of this place and Snelling waa an orphan and lived with a maiden aunt. They were both employed in the Examiner THE WATERS ARE RECEDING Danger From Floods in Pennsylvania Has Passed Loss Will Not Be Great Much Damage in the South and the Bod Is Not Yet. Philadelphia, Dec. 30. From all paits of Eastern Pennsylvania today re ports show that the rivers and creeks which became greatly swollen as a re suit of Saturday night's and Sunday's continuous rain, are steadily falling. There is one exception, however, the lower part of the Susquehanna river be ing reported to be still rising and close to the danger mark. Although con siderable damage was done, the lostes will not be great, moBt of the flooded areas being lowlands along the Upper Schuylkill, Lehigh and Susquehanna rivers. In the anthracite coal districts a few of the mines were flooded, causing a suspension of work for the day. Along the lower Susquehanna there is appre hension that damage will result fiom ice gorgeB. The water is said to be ris ing six inches an hour in that vicinity. The Schuylkill river in this city rose 18 feet above normal, which rise has been passed only once in 32 ytars. Manayunk one of the mill districts, suf fered most from the flood. Every mill along tbe riyer walrforced to suspend orperationa throwing out ol work for the day about 3000 persons. Tbe river drives through Fairmount park and sev eral sections of the railroad tracks on both sides of tbe river between tbe park and tbe mouth of.the Schuylkill were under water for a abort time during tbe day. Ma Have War With German jr. London, Dec. 80. Commenting on the London Times' statement from Washington that persons of .consider able importance in official eircles there profess to b.'lieve that war between tbe United States and Germany is inevit able, the St. James' Gazette, though it does not believe that such a disaster will be allowed to occur over a dispute In re gard to the debts of Venezuela to Ger many, says that If it does, there can be no doubt that English sympathies will be with America. At tbe same time the St. James' Gasette expreases tbe hope that the United States (will not al low such states as Venezuela to gain tbe Impression that they can reckon on the protection of the Monroe Doctrine if they choose to repudiate their obliga tions to Europe. A diapatcb to the Central News from from Berlin says: 'It Is believed to be certain that an ultilmatum will be issued within three days and that an attack on Venrauela ill follow directly after. In addition to the Vineta, tbe Falke, two training ships and tbe cruiser Geler have been ordered to to La Goayra. In the mean while, I am officially assured that the German Charge d'Affalrs has not left Caracas and that diplomatic relations have not yet been broken off. Tbe pour parleurs continue. "An agreement baa been reached be tween Germany and the United States In regard to tbe German oourae of action in Veuesuela. Beblin, Dec. 30. The German foreign office authorizes tbe press to announce that there is no truth whatever in tbe disDatchee from Caracas saying that tbe German minister baa left tbe Venesuelan oapital after a beated exchange of words with President Cattro. "Butonara" Suit Qo. Taooma, Dec. 30. All news agent the trains o tbe Northern Pacific are to be discontinued altar the first of Janu ary. Dally papera win oe kept on toe dining-cars and supplied by one of tbe waiters. Tbls means that the tram peddler is to go. bua't Baa At la, J net wet the effected part freely with Mysterious Pain Cure, e Scotch reesedy. and tbe pain ia gone. Sold by Clarke st fSJK. Tm will net have boils M yea take Clarke talk's ease awe a eetle. Gifflord'a Fotae NwTtr FfafU m Boys' Suits j& j& also REEFERS and . OVERCOATS Could any offer come at a time saute opportune than this? The winter is before you quite possible your boys' clothing ia get ting worn and shabby should we have a storm with a flurry of snow he might passably suffer for the want of a warm overcoat . In the face of all these possibilities we say any suit or overcoat for large or small boy at at re duces! price. Bring this list with you and select any $2 or 2.50 garment for $1.80 $3 or 3.50 garment for 2.65 $4 or 4.50 garment for 3.35 $5 or 5.50 garment for 4.15 $6 or 0.50 garment for 5.15 $7, 7.50 or 8.00 gar ment for 6.90 $8.50, 9.00 or 10.00 garment for 7.35 $12, 12.50 or 13.50 garment for 9.85 Suits, Overcoats, Ulsters, Coats and Vests tor one) mors day only. TOMORROW at these special reductions. With the clone of the year ends the greatest cloth ing sale wo nave ever held in December turning out more goods giving better values and satisfying more people than ever before. If you need a suit an overcoat an ulster or a heavy coat and vest to morrow is your chance and 830 LAST CALL to secure absolute choice of any suit or overcoat, worth $10 or more, in stock at these reductions: $10 to 12.50 garments choice $8.45 $13.50 to 15.00 gar ments, choice 10.65 $15.50 to 18.75 gar ments, choice 13.86 $19 to 24.00 garments, choice 16.85 $25 to 30.00 garments, choice 21.85 In the Ladies' SUIT Department j& We continue to sell all Ladies', Misses and Children's Coats -AT THE FOLLOWING lUaPVCTIOlfcf n J 'n ' mn ii i m u Children's coats $3.00 garments reduced to $2.25 5.00 " " " ..: 3.75 6.00 " " " 4.50 10.00 u 7.50 15.00 " " " 11.25 Ladies coats $12.00 garments reduced to $9.76 16.00 " " " 12.76 18.00 20.00 30.00 a 11 it a 16.00 16.50 22.50 sk. Little Beauty is what we call it. A child's choe, fully as good as mama's, and cheapest in the end. Made from selected skin, and made right. kid 8J to 11 $1.75 il to 2 2.00 Our School Shoes are as cheap as anybody and need less mending. Made of ebony calf, and r made to wear. 8 to 11 $1.50 til'taj i-.va A. M. WILLIAMS CO. THE CELEBRATED .. .GOItUlHBlA BREWEKY.. AUGUST BUCHLER, Prop. 2 the X eat L Of tbe product of this well-known brewery tbe United States Health Reports for June . 1900, says: "A more superior brew never entered tbe iebratory of tbe United States Health reports. It is absolutely devoid - . .. . . 1 it tL.. lt,A. kaJ la v ol the slightest trees 01 sauiiereuoo, uotuo vu uww . , . . . . l a . I T . - ,n.:n maallMM Jhff t.hm ftlitfh. me oeei 01 man ana cuoivaav ui ui. iw wuiv u...w - - . m m . . , i I a J utlafa atiM ka aJ end It ceo be used wun toe greeieai ueoeui aou hhiiwwu i young. Its use can conscientiously oe preacnuea py um fmjwmmmmwmm tbeosrselnty that a better, purer or more wholesome beverage eould not possibly be found." 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