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UNION Enlah. Jnlr. 189T,
.(Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1301.
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 3.
GAZKTIU Estab. Dec, 1862,
n a rir?nr
From All Parts of the New World
and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
penings of the Past Week in a
- Condensed Form.
The British second-class cruiser Am
phion has arrived at Panama. .
The envoys were surprised by the
prompt acceptance of the note.
A movement is on foot looking
toward Canadian independence.
Great changes are said to be planned
for the C, M. & St. P. railway.
Governor Geer annonnces the ap
pointment of Oregon's text book com
mission. A Russo-Chinese agreement gives
Russia protection of one Manohurian
The - semi-annual statement of Ore
gon's slate treasurer shows nearly $1.
700,000 cash on hand.
The transport Meade, which carried
a large, amount of specie from San
Francisco, has arrived at Manila.
Variety of European prunes which
ripens two weeks earlier than present
crop is to be introduced, in Oregon.
A bill will be introduced at the com
ing Oreogn legislature making life im
prisonment the penalty for kidnaping.
It is undrestood that at the conclu
sion of operations in South Africa,
Lord Kitchener will become commander-in-chief
United States Consul Wildman, at
Hong Kong, has been granted a leave
of absence and will return to the
United States immediately for the
benefit of his health.
The Boer invasion of Cape Colony
lias not yet been stopped. On the
other hand the burghers seem to be
gaining grouni daily aud are at pres
ent half way to the Cape.
The new Argentine-Chilean agree,
merit, in regard to the frontier settle
meut, has been signed and the presi
dents of Argentine and Chile have ex
changed,, friendly telegrams of congrat
The war department has authorized
enlistments at Vancouver barracks,
Washington,- for service in new regi
ments to be sent to the - Philippine is
lands. - Recruits will be sent to the
Presidio at San Francisco for assign
ment to regiments.
The steamhip Thomas Brooks,' with
the Cuban officials on board, has ar
rived at. Port Antonio, Jamaica, .. The
officials will inquire into the British
methods of colonial government and
adopt the desirable features into the
Costa Rica is pleased by recognition
in the canal negotiations.
The British are unable to check the
Boer invasion of CapeC olony.
The foreign troops in China are well
prepared for the winter season.
The Republican caucus in Pennsyl
vania seleoted Quay for senator.
The United States training ship To
peka has arrived at Tangier, Morrocco.
The Earl of Hopetoun was sworn in
as first governor of Federated Aus
Oregon, Washington and Alaska
have been formed into a life-saving
Fire in Seattle destroyed the city li
brary, containing 25,000 volumes and
vauled at $30,000.
The revenue cutter Perry will sail
bom Astoaria ' in search of overdue
Columbia river ships.
Pat Crowe, charged with the abudc
tion of voung Cudahy, of Omaha, has
been captured iri South Dakota.
Edward Rice, an Idaho man, sen-
tenced to death for murder, made
desperate, but unsuccessful attempt
to commit suicide by cutting his throat
An insane man, being conveyed from
Multnomah county to the Oregon state
asylum at Salem, jumped from a mov
ing train, ' bruising himself about the
head. , It is thought he will recover,
Famine in some of the provinces ol
China is becoming worse. The rice
crops, owing to the war, were almost
total failures, and canihalism has
broken out. The authorities are un
able to do anything.
The assassin of Baron von Kettelei
was beheaded in Pekin.
The final payment has been made on
the Bald mountain group of mines in
Eastern Oregon, near Baker City.
The purchase price was $50,000. The
new owners are men of means, and
work on a large scale will commence
Ignatius Donnelly, politician and
author, died very suddenly at his hume
in Minneapolis, aged - 70 years. Mr,
Donnelly was a candidate for vice-
president on the. Middle-of-the-Road
Popoulist ticket at the recent general
The way of the transgressor is hard
in modern times. The persons who
commit crimes are daily coming to
Brief. Escape is less freqnent than in
In New Zealand there exists a brass
barJd whose members are wholly
mounted on bicycles. This band,
which is located at Christchurch, con
eists of 10 players, arid these not mere
ly ride their bioycles to practice bat
fulfill engagements on the wheel.
Spain and France are having snow
Mao Arthur will deport captured Fil
ipino rebels to Guam.
Twenty-seven perished in an orphan
home fire in Rochester, N. Y.
A British detachment lost heavily
in a fight with Boers near Lindley.
Plans are on foot for annexing the
Idaho "panhandle" to Washington.
The Morans, of Seattle, have been
awarded a contract for a battleship. -
The first municipal election was
held at Bugunis. Philippine islands.
The Thirty-seventh regiment was
reviewed at Manila prior to its return.
Maitial law has been porclaimed in
several more districts in Cape Colony.
Fred T. Dubois was nominated for
senator by the fusionists at Boise,
The Oregon supreme court has de
cided that a loan of a savings and loan
society can be collected.
France is experimenting with sub
marine boats. Several recent tests
are reported as entirely satisfactory.
After satisfactorily filling the pie
liminarv stages, Count Lamsdorf 1;
been definitely appointed minister i 1
foreign affairs for Russia.
Theodore Colwell, employed at the
Tacoma smelter, was terribly burned
about the face, bands, arms and neck,
by falling into a pot of boiling slag
while at work. Although badly
burned it is thought he will recover.
Representative Kahn, of California,
has introduced a bill continuing in
force for 20 years after May 5, 1902, a
laws prohibiting and regulating the
coming of Chinese persons and persons
of Chinese descent into the United-
During the absense of William Chi
dester, of Marietta, U., ihomas, a
9-year old son, shot and killed his
sister, aged 14. No reason is known.
fie apparently does not realize tbe
enormity of his crime, and fought for
the possession of the gun when a neigh
bor arrived. Tbe parents are pros
trated, and the mother may die.
Silk manufacturers of New Jersey are
endeavoring to ' have a bill passed by
congress reqniring a label on "dyna
mited" or weighted silks. By the pro
cess of weighting inferior goods are
made as heavy as first class goods and
bill of this nature wonld protect
those manufacturers who use pure dyes
and also the purchaser, who would be
able to tell what was being bought.
Philip D. Armour, the great pork
packer, is dead.
Portugal is sending rein foi cements
to Lonrenco Marques.
Eight men met death by suffocation
in a Minneapolis hotel fire.
David J. Schnebly, the oldest news
paper man in the Northwest, is dead.
An effort is being made to revise the
Russo-Chinese agreement about Man
An agreement restricting operations
of allied troops has been made by Von
Eight hundred colliery employes of
Pennsylvania coal and iron mines are
on a strike.
China desired envoys to delay sign
ing joint note, but was lniormed by
them that this was impossible.
f annuel S. White, a pioneer of 1845,
and Oregon's first probate judge, died
at his home in Portland, lie was 8!
Five bags of registered letters have
been stolen on the road between Turin
and Rome. Three bags came from
In an affray at Altgeberg, Hungary,
between striking miners and gend
armes, there were seven of the former
killed and 40 wounded.
The following Washington post-
offices have been discontinued: Dish-
man, Spokane county; Green River,
King county, and Laurel, Whatcom
Charles W. Norton, a switchman,
was . instantly killed at Tacoma, by
being crushed between two cars, fie
leaves a widow and three children at
Mount Pleasant, la.
Severe cold weather has suddenly
set in throughout Europe. The cold
wave is accompanied by a gale which
has wrecked several vessels and caused
heavy los3 of life and property. -
The coal miners' strike at Picton,
Nova Scotia, bas been settled. Everv
demand of the men - was conceded
The managers sought to bind the men
not to ask for a further increase for 12
months, but failed.
Governor Allen, of Porto Rico, has
just returned to the capital after an
extensive visit to the towns in the
western part of the island. He visited
places where no governor of Porto Rico
has visited before. Everywhere he
was enthusiastically received.
Henry M. Hoek, agent for tbe
Knights Templar's and Mason's Life
Indemnity Association, of Chicago, is
under arrest at the central police sta
tion, Chicago, on a telegram from
Washington, D. C, which otated that
be was wanted in that city on a charge
Health authorities estimate that 10
per cent of the men who go to Cape
Nome never come batx alive.
Over 300 of the leading German
goldsmiths met in Berlin recently
take part in the celebration of the
fourth centenary of Benvenuto Cellini'
Electric fountains have become very
popular, especially as attractions'fox
amusement parks. In England, espe
cially, they have lately been installed
in large numbers.
Envoys at Pekin Not Expected
to Settle Question.
AMOUNTS DEMANDED VARY GREATLY
It b Believed That the Bill of Germany Will
Be Largest State Department in Cor
respondence With Other Powers.
Washingtoon, Jan. 7. The state de
partment is making a Etrong effort to
secure an understanding among the
powers to serve as a basis for the ad
justment of the question of indemnity
to be paid by the Chinese government.
It appears from Mr. Conger a reports
that it is hopeless to expect the
foreign ministers at Pekin to reach an
agreement on this important point, and
if the problem is to be solved at all it
must be removed from tbe Pekin coun
cil and dealt with by direct diplomatic
exchange, as was successfully at
tempted in the case of the preceding
serious differences between the minis
ters. Therefore the state department
is in correspondence with other foreign
offices respecting this subject, though
the negotiations have not proceeded to
point where it can be said that a
successful termination is in sight.
The principal difference in the way
is believed to be the enormous indem
nities demanded by some of the powers.
The efforts of the Chinese government
to secure better terms, so far as they
tend to protract the negotiations, are
also expected to have ' the result of
adding considerably to the earn total
which must be paid in the end. This
is because the expenses of maintaining
tbe foreign military establishments in
China probably will be assessed against
the Chinese government, and the cost
of keeping foreign troops in Pekin at
this season of the year, and in a coun
try wh3re every necessity of life has to
be transported from a distance ,will
make the bill very heavy. It is be
lieved that tbe bill of Germany will
be by far the largest, and it Is a sig
nificant fact that tbe German govern
ment has allowed its officers on serv
ice in China five fold their regular
salaries, a rate of pay probably higher
than hitherto known in military his
tory. The Chinese, however, are ex
pected to pay for this.
FAILED TO BLOW UP.
Paris, 111., Jan. 7. Ihomas J. Coff
man, an attorney residing at Hume,
narrowly escaped being blown to
atoms with an infernal machine re
ceived through tbe mail todav. The
box' was of wood with a sliding lid.
It contained a pound stick of dynamite
and several match beads, which, how
ever, failed to ignite and explode the
charge when the box was opened
Two thicknesses ot heavy brown paper
covered the box, which was addressed
tovDr. Sylvester Coffmac, Hume, 111.,
a brother of the lawyer, who , opened
his mail. The inner surface of the box
lid was studded with tacks, so ar
ranged that they wonld scratch the
match heads and there was also a slip
of sand paper fixed so that it would
be drawn over them if the tacks failed
to do their work. It is thought tbe
jolting of the box in the mail ilisar-
ranged its' mechanism. An indistinct
postmark seems to indicate the box
was mailed at Logansport, Ind. The
only other clew about the box is a
printed label pasted on the lid, in
scribed: "Dr. J. W. Blusser& Son."
The United States marshal and the
local police are investigating.
x DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.
Three Men . Were Blown to Atoms in a
Philadelphia, Jan. 7. A frightful
explosion of dynamite occurred in the
powder machine house of the Repauno
Chemical Company, whose works are
located at Thompson'sJJJPoint, N. J.,
a thinly settled spot on the . Delaware
river; 13 miles below this city. The
building was demolished and three
workmen in it at the time were blown
to atoms. Several workmen in other
buildings were hurt by the force of
the explosion, but none seriously.
The men killed were in a frame build
ing, and were engaged in loading
eight-inch paper shells with dynamite
for use in blasting. It is thought the
loss will not be over $50,00.
Will Pay Tax Under Protest
Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 7. The latest
development in the woman suffrage
fight, begun over a quarter of a century
ajo, when Suasn B. Anthonv and her
Bister, Mary S. Anthony, were arrested
and fined, is the stand taken by Mary
S. Anthony in the matter of taxation
of her property. She sends notice to
County Treasurer Hamilton that she
will not in the future pay taxes except
under protest, until she is allowed the
right of suffrage. The action will
likely result in a test case being
brought in the court.
Wrecked by Boiler Explosion.
Watseka, 111.. Jan. 7. Bishop's
mills, controlled by the Pure Food
Milling Company, were wrecked by
boiler explosion today. John Spobrie,
a member of the firm, and Lute Mai
lott tbe engineer, were instantly
Kiueci, ana jura Jones, a miller, was
slightly injured. The boiler wag
thrown 200 feet, demolishing Gard'a
hardware store.' The canse of the ex
plosion is not known.
BOMB IN A TUNNEL
Discovery Was Made by a Chicago Detective
Chicago. Jan. 7. The Record says:
"On information from a source which
he declines to make public, Detective
Sergeant McLaughlin located a gas
pipe bomb in one of the niches of the
La Salle street tunnel shortly before
midnight The bomb was taken by
the policeman to the central station,
and thenee carried to the lake front
and exploded. Detective MLangbIin
aid he reoeired a hint to the effect
that an effort would be made to blow
up the tunnel used for the passage of
the North Side cable cars. He has
tened to the scene and found a pieca
of three-inch gas pipe about 15 inches
long in one ot the small arched open
ings in the dividing wall of the tun
nel. A balf-burned fuse protruded
from one end. When touched off the
bomb is said by the policemen to have
exploded with a loud report.
Earlier in the night one of tbe
sweepers employed in the tunnel saw a
man about 25 years old and shabbily
dressed loitering in the tunnel. - He
was asked what he was doing there,
and replied, 'Nothing.' The stranger
left the tunnel hurriedly. Tbe police
inspect the bomb was placed there by
discharged employe ot the company."
FROM A BOER STANDPOINT.
16,000 Hardy, Determined, Invincible
Patriots Under Arms.
New York, Jan. 7. Charles P.
Pierce,, consul-general of the Orange
Free State in New York, and treasurer
of the Boer relief fund in America,
has given out the following statement:
' ."The news coming to us every day,
both by public and priavte cable,
shows the reported conquest of the
Boers to be a delusion; There are
under arms on the Boer side over 16,
000 hardy, determined, invincible pat
riots, of which 5,000 are how invading
Cape Colony against the 210,000
troops landed from Great Britain and
her dependencies. The Boers' total
loss in killed and dying from wounds
have not exceeded 1,500, but their loss
in property has been very great. Part
of tbe Boers are armed with Mausers,
using a plain bullet, but many have
Lee-Metford rifles,- which nse the dum
dum bullets, and , all of the latter were
captured from1 the English; they
(.bear the arrow mark of Woolwich.
PRESENTED TO LANSDOWNE.
British Foreign Office ' Has the Canal
London, Jan. ,7. United States
Ambassador Choate presented the Hay
Pauncefote treaty amendments to the
seoietary .of state for foreign affairs,
the Marquis of Lansdowne, today.
No discussion occurred and the na
ture of L)rd Lansdowne's answer is
not indicated. Mr. Choate simply
notified the secretary of state for for
eign affairs that h,e had sent him a
document forwarded by the state de
partment. An answer piobably will
not be sent until the cabinet discusses
the matter fully. The interview be
tween Mr. Choate . and Lord Lans
downe was chiefly devoted to an ex
pression of the latter's view on China'
answer to the demands of tbe powers.
It is understood that Secretary Hay
desiredj to know what Great Britain
thought of those points, which China
in her answer said she was unable tc
fulfill at present. No difference of
opinion appears to exist between Sec
retary Hay and Lord Lansdowne.
Tried to Drown His Landlord.
Chicago, Jan. 7. In view of several
persons, Joseph Schweir committed th
final act in a confessed plot to sir
John Korda, Schweir's landlord. He
pushed Korda into the lake from a
pier at the foot of Michigan street, at
a point where roe water is 12 feet
deep, and then ran from the scene,
leaving Korda to drown. The plot
failed, for the intended victim was
rescued from the water by workmen
in a near-by' factory. Schweir .wa
anested late last night. He was sur
prised to learn that Korda was alive,
and confessed to an attempt on tht
General Batchelder Dead.
Washington, Jan. 7. General Rich
ard N. , Batchelder, quartermaster-
general of the army, died here this
afternoon at 2:25. General Bate leldei
had been in delicate health for several
years past, but his illness did not
assume a critical phase until just be
fore . the holidays, when be suffered
from an attack of angina pectoris. In
terment will be made at Arlington
cemetery, Monday. General Batchel
der served in the quartermaster's de
partment of ' the Pacific coast, doing
duty as chief quartermaster at Port
land, Or., and depot quartermaster at
Extensive Repairs to the Baltimore.
Washington, Jan. 7." The naval
board of construction today decided to
rehabilitate almost completely the
cruiser Baltimore, now lying at the
New York navy yard. Her improve
ments will involve an expeniture of
abont $500,000, and take at least a
year and a half.
End of the Venezeulan War.
New York, Jan. 7. A dispatch to
the Herald from Cnracoa says: It is
announced here that General Celestine
Peraz, ex-secretary-general of Vene
zuela, who proclaimed a revolution
recently at Leeina, in the Miranda
district, has been decisively defeated
He is- said . to be fleeing with a few
followers toward Colombia. No de
tails of the engagement have been re
ceived, fie had gathered 700 follow
ers at La Pasotia.
Terrible Holocaust at Rochester,
THE VICTIMS ARE MOSTLY CHILDREN
Twanty-Seven Persons Perished and Twenty
Five Were Injured, Some Fatally
Blaze Started in Hospital.
Rochester, N. Y Jan. 9. Thia
morning at 1 o'clook fire broke out in
some mysterious manner in the hos
pital section of the Rochester Orphan
Asylum, in Hubbell park, and 27 per
sons are known to have perished and
25 were injured, some doubtless fatal
ly. It was the most serious conflagra
tion in Rochester since tbe lantern
works fire, in 1888, when there were
The flames were discovered by two
young men, W. Clark and F. Young,
who happened to be passing tbe build
ing on Exchange street. Clark ran to
the nearest fire alarm box and sent in
an alarm, after which both turned
their attention toward arousing the
nurse's, attendants and children. They
proceeded to batter in the door, when
a terrific explosion was heard in the
other end of tbe building.
In a few moments the entire, half of
the building in which the hospital was
situated was a mass of flames. The
smoke poured out of every window'.
and screams and frantic cries could be
heard from the panic-stricken chil
dren. Long ladders were strung np.
and firemen plunged into tbe stifling
smoke and bore out scores of inanimate
forms in their arms. All tbe rescued
were unconscious, many were dead.
In the hospital were only two small
children and two women attendants.
All are believed to have perished. A
telephone message "was sent to all the
hospitals for ambulances, and as fast
as they arrived on the scene they were
sent back to the hospitals. When it
became known that the fire was ex
tended to tbe main bnilding a general
alarm was sent in. calling out the en
tire department. The fire was fought
from every available point, but the
buildings were doomed. Most of the
inmates knew nothing about the fire
until aroused by Young and Clark,
though one woman stated that she
beard an explosion before she smelled
The scenes about the building while
the fire was : at its height were heart
rending in the extreme. Crazed wo
men were running about trying to find
out ' whether certain little ones had
been taken from the building in safe
ty, while others were looking for their
friends. All who were rescued had
nothing on but their night clothing.
Policemen, citizens and firemen nnited
in the work of rescue.
Four little children had been forgot
ten on the fourth floor, until a woman
screamed ont that they had been left
behind. Instantly a dozen volunteers
started for the stairway. Two were
allowed to go to the rescue, and in a
moment it seemed ages they re
turned with the babes in their arms
A , cheer went up from the crowd.
which was hushed as the chil 'ren were
seen to be unconscious. They were
removed to the house of a neighbor
across the street.
Miss Comelienx, one of the attend
ants, was resuced from a third story
window by a fireman. When part
way down the ladder the fireman slip
ped and fell to the ground. Both were
terribly injured, though they ' will re
There were 109 children in the asy
lum at the time, and a corps of about
80 nurses and attendants. Sixteen of
the dead are at the city morgue, sev
eral are at the hospitals and some were
left at the home of Mr. Behn. The
injured consist chiefly of children who
weie more or less overcome by smoke.
It is impossible to get the iiames of the
injured at this time.
The hospital building was entirely
destroyed, and the main building dam
aged, entailing a total loss of about
$30,000. The buildings were heated
by steam, and the fire was caused by
the explosion of an engine boiler.
. Orders for Chinese Troops.
Shanghai, Jan. 9. It is reported
from Sinan Fu that the empress dow
ager has ordered General Feng ise
Tsai, commander of the province of Fu
Ynn Nan, to proceed with his army to
the Yangtse valley, and from that'
section to move northward. ' His force
is said to consist of 15,000 men, armed
with modern weapons.
Washington, Jan. 9. The follow
ing Northwest pensions have been
granted: Oregon Original widow's,
Mary E. Burnside, Sell wood, $8;
Washington Original, Eugene H.
Wood,- Westport, $6; Idaho Original,
Hazen Squire, Lewiston, $12.
' . Biscuit Factory Burned.
Galveston, Tex., Jan. 9. The Gal
veston factory of the National Biscuit
Company and a grain elevator belong
ing to the Jereknsch-Davison Company
were burned tonight. The loss is
; Norton Gets His Traveling Papers.
Washington, Jan. 9. The Turkish
government has furnished Dr. Thomas
Norton, who was' appointed United
States consul at Harpoot, what are
known as traveling papers, constitut
ing a safe conduct to enable the doctor
to proceed to his post. The.is rea-
son to'believe that this action forecasts
a compliance by the Turkish govern-
ment witft the request of the state de -
partment for a regular exequatur foi
Dr. Nortoi. -
DECLINE TO SIGN.
Chinese Envoys May Not Agree
Pekin, Jan. 9. This afternoon agree
ments identical for each nation were
presented to Prince Ching. Those
lose to Prince Ching and Li Hung
Chang say that . they have declined to
sign, even if they lose their heads,
without regard to the latest orders of
the court. Others say that they will
not sign it, and that it would be im
polite for the Chinese plenipotentiar
ies at present to act for themselves.
The report that the Chinese court bas
instructed the Chinese envoys to sign
the joint note is confirmed. The court
referred to tbe obections of the south
ern viceioys. Prince Ching informed
the court that it was too late, and a
reply from the court is expected
Count von Waldersee says that
China's request, through her represen
tatives at foreign courts, that the ex
peditions cease, cannot be complied
with at present. No expeditions, he
asserts, are sent out without adequate
cause. Where there are scenes of
bloodshed or disorder, the troops are
sent to it, this being the only means of
preventing outrages. He declares
thit tbe expeditions are not intended
for punitive purposes, but merely for
police purposes, with a view of giving
the necessary protection to life and
Duties and Responsibilities of Officers in Chargt
of Transports More Clearly Defined.
Washington, Jan. 9. On the recom
mendation ot Quaitermaster-General
Lndington, the secretary of war has
made a slight amendment to the army
regulations relating to military trans
ports, the object of which is more
clearly to define the duties and respon
sibilities of the principal officers in
charge, viz., the master of the vessel
and the quartermaster.
xne quartermaster has supreme
charge of the vessel when in port, and
also directs the movements of the ship
from one port to another, in execution
of the orders of the war department
He, however, has nothing to do with
tbe navigation of the ship when under
way. Then the master of the vessel is
in supreme command, and is the only
person authorized to give orders to his
subordinates. This has been the gen
eral system of operating the transport
system for months past, but there
seems to have been some misunder
standing as to tbe relative authority of
the quartermaster and the ship's mas
ter at sea, and the new regulations
were issued to prevent the possibility
of any further douht on the matter by
the persons directly concerned
Cashier Is Missing.
Richmond, Mo., Jan. 9. John W
Shotwell. Jr., cashier of the Rav
County bank, has been missing since
Monday last, and the state bank exam
iner is going over the books. Whether
there is a shortage in Shotwell's ac
counts cannot be known until the ex
aminer has finished his work. A. M.
Fowler, president of the bank, said
that the stockholders had subscribed
$21,000 'to cover any shortage that
might be found." He professed to
know nothing of the missing cashier's
President Fowler declared that any
shortage found would have no effect
on 'the standing of the bank, which
was opened today as usual. Shotwell
was about 35 years of age, and hud
been in the employ of tbe bank for
several years. The Ray County bank
is one of tbe oldest in the state. It
has a capital of $50,000, and deposits
of $75,000. .......
Hearty Welcome to President Diaz.
Puebla, Mex., Jan. 9. President
Diaz has been welcomed here with a
remaikable display of popular enthusi
asm. Governor Martinez today ex
tended a welcome on the part of the
state of Puebla, and President Diaz
formally opened the new echools and
penal law courts. A garden party was
given in his honor this evening, and
the city council banquetted the presi
dent and a distinguished party from
Brown Fog in London.
London, Jan. 9. A choking brown
fog enveloped London for several hours
this morning, causing great incon
venience. There were many collisions
in the streets and several casualties.
lnousanos ot outdoor worxers were
compelled to suspend their labors, the
railroads experienced delay in train
arrivals, and river traffic was com
Contemplate Moving to America.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 9. The Molo-
kanen, a sect numbering 40,000, whose
founders removed in 1840 from various
parts of Russia to the Caucasus, and
whose delegates have just brought
glowing reports from the Donkhobors,
or Russian Quakers, in Canada, con
template emigrating to America. The
sect secured state lands from tbe Can
casus almost rent free, bnt recently
the Russian government announced
that the rents would be three or four
fold. Now they are petitioning the
government to restore former rentents.
Colorado Strikers' Demands Granted.
La Favette, Colo., Jan. 9. The
Northern Coal Company is the only
large company owning mines in this
district that bas not as yet granted
the extra 10 cents per ton demanded
j by the men who struck several .days
' ago. All the other companies today
posted notices conceding the demands
. of the strikers, but no action has yet
, bee a taken on the notices and no meet-
I ing has been called by the miners.
Items of Interest From All Parts
of the State.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
A Brief Review of the Growth and Improve
.ments of the Many Industries Through
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
Grants Pass is consideiing plans tor
better fire protection.
The Burns postoffice has received a
oamber of combiuation boxes.
The new depot at La Grande is
ready to be painted and furnished-
Ninety Danes have made their
homes west of Eugene, Bince last tall.
Leonard Lingren lost three fingers at
Mineral last week in a shot gun acci
dent. Construction of the new hospital at
Baker City will begin in the early
Colonel J. T. Grayson has bought tbe
Last Chance mine, in Cable Cove, for
Two carloads of mining machinery
for the Cornucopia mines has arrived
at Baker City.
Quince Davis, who was seriously in
jured recently at the Coos Bay jetty,
J. P. Abbott a farmer of Wasco
county has finished tbe most up-to-date
residence in the county.
Plans are being drawn for a numbei
of modern residences at Baker City to
be erected in the spring.
The discovery of two new veins of
copper at the Greenback mine, Grave
creek district, is announced.
The Bison group ot mines near
Quartzburg, Grant county, has been
sold to a California syndicate.
The Medford bank presented to its
customers and friends in Jackson coun
ty, 700 buokskin money pouches.
The men who carried out the dead
Chinaman that succumbed near Can
non beach received $50 for the work.
A portion of Pete Peterson's dike, on
Hayne slough, Coos county, washed
ont. The damage is estimated at
Constance Duffy is held in $160
bonds to await the next term of court
for having assaulted John Tolen at
The road from Miami bridge to
Garibaldi is obstructed with dritt logs,
and it is possible to get by them only
at low tide.
Two Marshfield youngsteis had a
duel with air guns last week. One
was shot in the finger and tbe other in -the
Paul Ronco killed a cougar near
Bald Mountain, Polk county, . for
which he received $20 bounty from the
Joe Peters, aobut 90 years old, who
lived about three miles south of Los
tine, Wallowa county, was found dead
near his cabin several days ago.
Tom McEwen states that a three-
foot body of ore averaging $24 bas
been encountered in tbe t-haft of the
Snow creek property at a depth of 55
Dan Yager, who has a group of
promising claims at old Center, about
six miles from Sumpter, on the Gran
ite road, has gone to Montana to buy
The Granite Hill mine located in
Louie -Creek district, and owned by
Messrs. Hull, Mongum and Booth, is
being operated on fnll time, with pros
pects of a good run.
Mrs. Captain Geary of Corvallis
made a compromije with the insurance
company in which her husband was
insured, accepting $3,000 in lieu Of
the claim of $5,000.
In a drunken brawl an old man
named Aldrich stabbed , Henry Zum
walt severely several times in the back
and ' shonldeis. " The wounds ate not
A barn belonging to John Reith, of
the Lewis and Clark river, Clatsop '
county, was blown over recently.
Four head of stock were buried in the
ruins hut none were injured.
Sidewalks nearly two miles, long
leading to the jbnrch are contemplated
at St. Louis. For this and other im
provements on the church property the
parish expects to use about 100,000 feet
A new coal mining town, three miles
southeast of Wilkeson, by the name of
Hillsboro, has been platted by Andre
J. Hill and Joseph Finkelberg. The
plat contains 12 acres. A logging road
from Wilkeson runs near the new
The Crowelf ranch of 800 acres, near
Jacksonville, has been sold to O. J.
Knips, of Grants Pass, for $8,000. It
consists of 20 acres in apples, 30 acres
in prunes, 10 acres in alfalfa, and 80
acres in new sown wheat. The pur
chasers are recently 'rom Iowa.
. John Colter, alias "Scotty." has
been held in $1,000 bonds to answer at
tbe next term of court on the charge of
robbing Thomas L. Edwards, of Mil
ton, of $100. Colter snatched a purse
from Edwards at Pendleton. . -
The Spaita and Sparta-Carson stage
lines in Eastern Oregon have gone into
the hands of the bondsmen lor the
mail contraots. The reason given was
that the contract was taken at too low
rate, and running expenses could
not be made,