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In San Francisco the Number of Di
vorces Was 30 Per Cent of the Mar
riages. San Francisco. Dec. 10. Divorce
and marriage statistics just compiled
by tho Scrjpps News Association.
from the official records of this city,
show an Interesting stnte of affairs.
The figures prove conclusively that
the number of divorces In San Fran
cisco during this year will almost
reach 30 per cent of the marriages
for the same period.
There were 1272 divorces and 4309
marriages. The predominant" causes
for divorce. In the order mentioned,
were desertion, failure to provide,
cruelty, Intemperance, Infidelity.
There wab one for lack of money and,
one for incapacity.
January showed the lowest number
of divorces, 84, and October the high
est number, 127.
In the number of marriages, No
vember was the highest month will
448. February was the lowest, with
On account of the alarming increase
In divorces here, the last session of
the California legislature passed a
law prohibiting divorced pel sons from
marrying again In the state within ;
one year after divorce, and this law
takes nearly 500 marriages away from
the city every year. These go to Re
no, Nev., the nearest point, to wed
TO HITRATE. PURE
The Allies Desire That the
President Shall Act as Judge
in Their Dispute With Venezuela.
Annual Address of the First
Presidency Issued to the
Latter Day Saints Through
out the World.
BLOCKADE OF VENEZUELA
Leaders In War and Politics.
Cleveland, 0 Dec. 20. The Cleve
land Chamber of Commerce has made
elaborate preparations for its 54th an
nual dinner tonight. President Har
vey D. Goulder will act as toastmaster
and among those who have accepted
invitations to respond to toasts are
Senator M. A. Hanna, Governor Nash,
Major-General Henry C. Corbln, Hon,
John G. Milburn, of Buffalo, Mnjor-
General Samuel B. M. Young and Ma
jor-General Ada II. Chaffee.
Louisiana Flag Day.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 20. The 99th
anniversary of the formal transfer of
the Louisiana territory to the United
States at New Orleans, on Dec. 20,
1803. was observed with appropriate
exercises today at the World's Fair
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Awards $4000 Per Year to Members
Not in Government Employ Philip
pine Currency Bill Favorably Re
ported. Washington, Dec. 20. Only 35 sen
ators were In their seats today. The
conference bill of 'the anthracite coal
strike arbitration, was laid before the
senate and it was agreed to award a
compensation of $4000 yearly for
members not government employes.
The Philippine currency bill was
favorably reported. The house bill
granting $50 per month as a pension
to the widow of the late Admiral
Kimberly was passed. The eight-
hour labor hill was reported with an
Morgan addressed tlTe senate thib
afternoon ou the Panama canal. Ad
journment took place at 2:40.
The anthracite conference report
was placed before the house by Can
non, and was adopted without debate
or opposition. The house adjourned
at 12-30 until January 5.
Names All the Ports of Entry and the
Mouth of the Orinoco All Vessels
That Violate Blockade Place Them
Washington. Dec. 20. The follow
ing statement was issued at the state
"The allies desire that President
Roosevelt shall arbitrate the differ
ences between themselves and Vene
zuela. Roosevelt desires that the ar
bitration shall be made by the Hague
Washington, Dec. 20. President
Roosevelt's reply to the powers, while
not a positive refusal, diplomatically
suggests the Hague trfbunal as he
wishes to strengthen it. A second
consideration is that "America has
claims of Its own in the premises.
The state department communicat
ed the president's attitude in a long
cipher message this afternoon.
yas Fond of Corn.
There was once a man in South Da
kota, who, accidentally or othonvUe
was sent to the legislature.
This gentleman "being of au Ignor
ant nature felt highly honored over
his position and being situated In an
ignorant neighborhood was looked
upon by others as an important man
and was called upon to settle all
questions of vital importance as nam
ing the babies, etc., etc. There was a
gentleman who had received a lettei
from a friend In Kansas. The letter
explained that corn was not plontlful
because of many immigrants coming
Into the country and devouring it.
At the word of immigrant the gen
tleman faltered. He could not grasp
Its meaning. He decided to call upon
the distinguished citizen for assist
ance, which ho did. That worthy gen
tleman not caring to expose his Ignor
ance, explained after some hesitation,
that he had thought much upon the
subject and had found that an immi
grant was a cross between a possum
and a coon. At least tho animal was
very fond of corn.
The most valuable crop in the
United States in 1902 was Indian
corn, $828,000,000; then hay and for
age, $484,000,000; then cotton, $324,
000.000; wheat returned $370,000,000,
oats, $217,000,000. The animals sold
and slaughtered during tho year were
valued at over $900,00(r,000, the pro
ducts of the dairy gave $472,000,000.
while poultry and eggs returned over
$281,000,000. The statements of the
secretary of agriculture Is that results
In tho work of the government for
agriculture are Justifying expendi
tures, and "tho future will still fur
ther show the value of scleure applied
to the farm."
Washington, Dec. 20. Cable advices
this morning report trouble at the
A fleet of pearl shell fisheries there
has been terrorized by the British and
German men of war. One was sunk
by fire from a Hotchkiss gun for
venturing too near the threatening
fleet. It is also reported that the al
lies have been taking soundings
The state department regards this
as a possible indication oi"a renewal
of an old plan of Germany to obtain
a place for a naval station or as a
preparation to seize the pearl fisheries
to secure Indemnity.
It is understood that negotiations
are now being conducted with Castro
to secure for this country permanent
possession of those Islands. The
state department hopes that a nomi
nal price wll be made In consideration
of America's friendly offices in the
present dispute. Admiral Dewey ca
bled this morning that be had sent
Lieutenant Johnson on the Albany
to La Guayra to assist Minister Bow
To Advance Chaffee.
Wahslngton, Dec. Z0.-.-The an
nouncement was made at the war de
partment this afternoon that as a re
ward for his Philippine cervices, Gen'
eral Chaffee will be appointed to suc
ceed General Young as lieutenant
geneiai . uu.uiandlng the army. Young
siu reeds Miles next August and re-
tires the following January.
London, Dec. 20. The blockade of
the Venezuela coast is to be effective
after today. So it was officially an
nounc-ed this morning in a supplement
of the official gazette, n names all
the itorts of entry and the mouth ot
the Orinoco River and allows a few
days of grace to vessels sailing before
the date of notification as follows:
From West Indian and East American
ports, 10 days for steamers and 2u
days for sailing vessels; all otlTer
ports, 20 days for steamers and 4n
days for sailing vessels; all vessels
now in blockaded porta are given ID
days. All vessels which attempt to
violate the. blockade will render them'
selves liable to all measures authoriz
ed by the law of nations and the re
spectlve treaties with the different
Since tho announcement was made
well informed circles here say that
there 18 but small hope left for arbi
TO HELP THE POOR.
Says Persecutions Only Hasten Good
Results Church Buildings Erected
Mission Active and Extension of
Church work Very Satisfactory,
Salt Lake, Dec. 20. The first pres
ondency of the Mormon church today
issued the annual address to tho let
ter Day Saints in all tho world. The
address exhorts Mormons to keep out
of debt and look after the poor and
sick. In closing, It says:
"It is with gratitudo that we note
the giowth and increase ot the church
at home and abroad. Some persecu
tion has been suffered, but It has only
the effect, as usual, of accelerating
the work. The spirit to improve their
church buildings nnd to erect now
ones seems to be upon tho people.
Even in some of the missions, the
saints have their own meeting houses,
nnd the tendency Is to build more."
Quotations Furnished by the Coe
Commission Company I, C. Major
Local Manager, Room 4, Associa
Minneapolis. Dec. 20.- Whent con
ditions were very favorable for a good
up turn this morning, but tho np
pioachlng holidays prevented the
usual buying under such conditions.
Cables closed H to higher. Re
ceipts here, 453' against 3t5 last year.
Duluth, 21 against 147, and Chicago
reports II cars, Weathor very bad,
with no Indications of a let up. The
may, while very narrow, Is very firm;
offerings being exceptionally light.
Corn Corn was also very firm, al
though trade is very light when con
ditions nro considered. Receipts here
were 343 cars, seven of which .grad
ed contract. Wo cannot hope for
more than a light recession under
Oats Oats were about In lino with
other grains, except nothing much
more than a narrow scalping market,
until after the holidays.
Provisions Receipts, 21.000 hogs,
at Chicago, ('.500 at Kansas City, and
2500 at Omaha. Prices 5 to 10 cents
higher. Offerings woro very scarce,
lcsutllng In firmness throughout the
Wheat Opened. Closed.
December 73 73 Vi
July 73 75?il
May 7!i",f, 74 U
Li TO REST.
Brief Sorvices Held in Wash
ington Attended by Many
Friends and Government Officials.
COMMITTAL SERVICES AT
ASK INCREASE OF WAGES.
Committees Representlr All' Rail
roads West of Chicago, Present
Chicago, Dec. 20. Forty grievance
committees, representing the employ
cs of 40 different railways west of
Chicago, including all reaching the
coast, arrived at Chicago tills morn
ing and presented their demands to
the railways for a 20 per cent Increase
of wages. An answer is asked to be
made before January 5. Tho commit
tees represent 150,000 passenger and
freight conductors and brakemen.
May . .
May . .
Oponed. - Closed.
IVATfVi 74i J
A Great Future.
The Lake country In Oregon, em
hiacing Klamath and Lake counties,
Is one of the few remaining spots on
earth where rapid growth and quick
rise In values will make fortunes for
Investors in a short time. To its prea
em condition it has developed slowly,
but the Introduction of railroads, now
coming, places the country on the
eve of a gigantic growth, says the
Klamath Republican.- A few more
cities will yet be built In the Unite!
States and those who have reason to
express themselves declare that Kla
math Falls will bo among the few.
The Portland Baseball Association
haB been Incorporated with a capital
stock of $5000.
Mof Bllloit Thomas Matlock's
border, who was shot latt summer by
unknown parties, and who has 4oon
suffering from tho wound ever since.
returned Thursday evening from St.
Vincent's hospital where ho bad been
under treatment for three weeks. An
operation was port.iJ.i! and a frag
ment of the bujiet wnicn naa loaeea
ill a rib was removed. Slnco the
cause of the trouble has been removed
Mr Elliott Is recovering rapidly.
Heppner Gazette. ,
In Justice Gray's Memory.
Washington, D. O, Dec. 20. A me
morial in honor of the late Justice
Horace Gray was held today by the
bar of the United States supreme
court. Senator Hoar presided and
eulogistic addresses were delivered
by a number of prominent representa
tives of the bench and. bar throughout
WILL CLOSE AT SIX.
Pendleton Merchants Sign Agreement
to Close Business Places at 6 p- m.
During January, February and
Beginning with the first of the com
ing year tho dry goods houses and
groceries wll close in the evening at
This Is the final settlement of afl
early closing m'ovemont which has
been agitated for tho past year, but
heretofore some hitch has caused a
break and the thing went to naught.
The present agreement is signed by
all the dry goods bouses and It is
understood that the giocory stores
will close also. It only asks for tho
business men to close for three
months, January, February and
Following Is the agreement signed
and the list of names now on tho
"We, the undersfgnud merchants
of Pendleton do hereby agree to close
our respective places of business at
C o clock P. m., on Mondays, l ues
days. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Frl
days, and at 9 o'clock on Saturdays,
commencing January 1, iaoj, and con
tinuing through January, February
and March, or until the 1st of April
providing all others In my line do the
same. it. Alexander, Lyons aiercair
tile Company.. Tho Peoples Ware
house, Uaer & Daly, Leo Teutscu, the
Boston Store, Golden Rule Store, Fair
Store, H. H. Wessel, Dlndlnger & Wll
eon, Ed Ehen.
New York, Dec. 20.
SPENDS SUNDAY IN VIRGINIA
PRESIDENT AND FAMILY
GO TO RAPIDAN
Will Be the Guests of Joseph Whit-
mer and Family News Was Kept
Secret Until the Last Moment.
Washington, Dec. 20. President
Roosevelt and his entlro family,
with the exception of Alice, left at
noon today to spend Sunday at Rapt-
dan, Culpepper county, Virginia, visit
ing with Joseph Wltmor and family.
They went on a special of three cars.
Xoue but secret service men accom
Secretary Cortelyou remains In
Washington. Tho news was kept so-
cret until the last moment .when thoy
made a rush to tho disappointment
nf tho pross representatives, who woro
at tho dopot when tho train wan pull
WILL FEED THE POOR.
The Local Salvation Army Preparing
Dinners for 100 Needy People.
As Is the custom of the Salvation
Army wherever It has a corps, the lo
cal army will prepare dinner for 100
of tho needy of Pendleton on Christ
Usually the army prepares dinner
and Invites the poor to the hall to par
take, but In this way many aro miss
ed who are really desorviug. Otheis
take advantage of the free dinner who
have the money to nay. For this rea
son tho army has adopted the plan of
sending out the dinners tuu unrisi
mas. For several weeKs a committee
has been at work gathering tho names
of those who aro in straightened cir.
cumstancea. Each family Is visited
and the number In the family ia bo
While this dinner will bo nothing
elaborate, it Is to be of substantial
food and wll be sufficient to cheer the
homes of those who navo none of tho
luxuries In their home,
Two Young Men Violating tho Curfew
Ordinance Are Taken Before Judge
Tho first arrest under tho ciufw
ordinance was made by Chief of Po
lice niaklcy this morning.
About 0:30 Chief HIakley came
down town and dropped Into tho
I.aat Chanco saloon. Ora Holman
and Robort Summoru, li and 17 years
of age, were sitting In the saloon by
tho stovo. Tho chlof arrested the
young men and look them to Jail. This
forenoon they were taken before Po
lice Judge Fltz Gerald who, after giv
ing them a forcible locture, lot them
go on their own recognizanrp pending
Although this wim tho first hi rout
under tho curfew ordinance, It is not
likely to bo the last one. For sev
eral months, especially slnco school
begun, complaint has repeatedly been
made of youngsters roaming tho
streets at all times of (lie night. The
officers have inado no arrests but
have ordered them off tho streets time
and time again. These warnings have
been heeded by somo and unheeded by
others. Tho police declare thoy arc
going to see that tho curfow ordlnancn
Is not wantonly broken in tho future
and will arrest every offondor. The
city ordinance plainly tita that no
person under the ago of IS shall be on
tho streets later than 7:'1) In iho
evening or earlier than 7 in the morn
Ing without tho written consent of
patents oi guardlun unlesH with pa
rent or guardian.
President and His Cabinet in Attend,
ance Jesse Grant Unablo to Reach
City Other Two Sons Were Pres
ent Bishop Andrews Will Conduct
Washington, Dec 20. Tho funeral
of Mrs. Julia Dent Grant occurred
heru this morning. A brief service
for tho Immediate family at tho Grnut
homo precedcil tho public service In
the Metropolitan M. K. church, lfor
son Jcsso was unable to reach tho
city, but the other two sons woro
present. Tho church was crowded.
Tho honorary pnll-ltcarers wuro Hen
derson, Root. Wilson, General Dodgo,
Senators Cullom, Kenn,( Allison, For
nkcr, Piatt, Hon, Bancroft Davis and
President Roosevelt, tho momliors
of his cabinet, tho diplomatic corps
nnd all tho army nnd marine o ill cor s
stationed at Washington, In full uni
form, wcro In nttondanco. An Im
mense representation of thu different
veterans' patriotic societies departed
over tho Pennsylvania at. 11 o'clock.
Tho special funernl train will arrlvo
at Jersey City at 5 o'clock, when) It
will he mot by a distinguished delega
tion on tho steamer Meigs, which will
convey tho body to tho Grant tomb,
at Riverside ilrlvo. It will Ho In tho
tomb tonight and tho committal serv
ices will occur at II o'clock tomor
row, conducted by Bishop Andrews,
assisted by Bishop Mnckay Smith.
First Count Correct.
At the special meeting of the onu
clj last night to pass on tho vole for
tho sower question, no -change was
found from thu number announced
tho day after tho election. The spec
ial meeting was culled for Iho pur
pose of getting tho thin out of the
way so tho work of drawing njan and
mflHni! estimates for tho niacins of
tho eewer pipes counj no im'kijji ui
Military Features of the Exposition.
World's J'-nlr, St. Louis, Dec. 20.
Mllltnry men and journals ovorywhoru
express much concern about tho mili
tary features of tho exposition of 1904.
Tho plans contemplate not only n
grent parade grounds, hut a largo
camp whero a icglmcnt may bo com
fortably nunrtorcd during tho stay at
tho exposition. Military organizations
in several states aro planning to at
tend. Tho "Texas volunteer Guard"
for Soptonihor will urge tho luglslu-
in io to niaKo an appropriation suf
ficient to send nt least two or throu
companies to Iho exposition. Tho
company of which Honry II. Carter,
worm's inir commissioner for Con
necticut. Is captain, will uttmul tho
nxposltlon. This In a Waterbilry or
ganization and said to hu onu of tho
host military organizations In New
Tho Arizona World's Fair commit!-
slnn bus appllod to tho United States
government for permission to tako
from petrified forest of that territory
such specimens as will glvo a piopor
i neu or tno beauty and vniuu of tho
petrified troos, to bo n pari of (lis
Arizona exhibit. .
To Aid Herr Most,
Now York, Dec. 20. Theru In uolnu
to be a great lound-up of tho local
anarchist folony tonight at a hull lit
llariern, where a danco IB to bo givon
n aid of tho llorr Most fund. Ilcrr
Moat Is now gorvlng a (mm in the
penitentiary for writing defamatory
articled In his paper at ' tho time of
tho assassination of President McKln
ley. Though ut ouo time fairly wlh
orf, much of his wealth has hoeu wiped
away by the -fforU ho has made to
keop out of tho enaction or tho law.
It Is the purposo of his followera to
inlsn a fund of $1000 to present to
him mi his rcleaso from prison wiv
oral monthM henco.
Employes Wl Divide f-10,000,
Pittsburg, Pa., Doc. 20. Plf(eu
hundred motormou and conductor
employed by tho Pittsburg Hallway
Company received bouusiw of " 920
each, an aggrogato of 30,000. Blx
months ago the company uriuouaeed
that It would glvo a bonus of ouo cent
an hour to ovury motorrnau and con
ductor who did not havo an uwjlilont
during tho year. Just half the con
ductors and motormou ;Iod the dtt
Ignated period with clean records,
and these nharnd In tho dlvlvlon of
N. E. Sargent, of Portland shot a
burglar who was trying to enter his
homo Friday night.
CKACKIiR CKHLK I'ACIS
North Pole mine was offtred for
alc three years ago for 800,000. It
has 5000 feot un the mother lode.
It Is now worth twenty million, dol
lar. The South Polo tuluo adjoins, h&u
i!Hl tent on tho tamo loila, has six
lunneln, amounting to 2200 feet, ,
In nrn. Wn fined within lOH thaS'
Vima years' worn io nave a w m
valuahla as-North Polo la today,
ffouth Polo stock Is sclllntr at 16
cents until About January 1st
Buy before the price rain s
Bee Gahanan at Hartmin Abstract
! office, Pendleton, Or.