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COBVAIililS, BENTON COUNTY, OEEGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1301.
VOL. XXXVIII. KO. fi2r '
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EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
THE WORLD.
OF
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Readers.
Fire in Bloomington, 111., destroyed
property valued at $50,000.
Schley will file objecitons to the
findings of the court of inquiry.
By the explosion of a gasoline stove
in St. Louis, two women were fatal
ly burned.
Emperor William lias decorated
Marquis Ito. of Japan, with the Order
of the Bed Eagle.
According to a London correspond
ent, the Northeastern Kailway has
given an order for 20 American loco
motives. Telegraph company ordered Marconi
to cease his experiments in Newfound
land, as they owned exclusive control
in that country.
A Vienna paper publishes a semi
official statement that the interna
tional anti-anarchist negotiations are
likely to be without result.
Burglars entered the Rhinebeck, N.
Y., postoffice and bunk and got stamps
and money to the value of $300, but
in the bank they secured nothing.
A Paris paper states that Com
mandant General Botha has reported
to Mr. Kruger that he has 24,000
armed men, 10,000 being Cape Col
ony recruits.
General Botha, the Boer leader, was
wounded in a recent engagement.
Whatcom, Wash., is flooded with
counterfeit money.
Emperor William complains that
German workmen drink too much
beer.
The house will take up the matter
of war tax reduction after the holi
days. Marconi received a wireless message
at St. John's, N. F., from Cornwall,
England.
An insurgent major and 42 men
have been captured by the Americans
in the Philippines.
General Bell has adopted a concen
tration policy in Batangas province,
Philippine islands.
A negro has been captured who
confesses to have wrecked the train
near The Dalles, Or., recently.
The backbone of the cold wave,
which has prevailed throughout the
east and middle west for the past
week, has been broken. '
Murderer Dalton was found guilty of
murder in the first degree at Port
land. Mormons have made 3,000 converts
in the mountain -counties of West
Virginia.
A block of 17 business houses was
burned at Sweetwater, Tex.; loss,
$150,000.
South Manchester, Conn., eilk
weavers struok to havejtheir machin
ery changed.
Burglars robbed a bank at Shreve,
O., but were unsucessful at Felicity,
in the same state.
Goldsmith fe Co.'s housefumishing
establishment in Milwaukee was dam
aged $50,000 by fire.
Major General MacArthur has been
ordered to assume command of the
department of the Colorado.
The Democratic senatorial caucus
considered the canal treaty, but could
reach no decision, being divided.
liThe eighty-third anniversary of the
admission of Illinois into the union
as a state was celebrated at Spring
field. Prince Tuan is planning a rebellion
in Mongolia.
Every roailroad entering Salt Lake
has joined in a rate war.
The date of King Edward s coro
nation is fixed at June 26, 1902.
Yukon miners are unknowingly
throwing away thousands of dollars
worth of platinum.
A French aeronaut, who has already
crossed the Mediterranean, will try
to cross the Atlantic.
The Scranton, Pa., labor conven
tion was unanimous for Chinese ex
clusion, but not for Japanse exclusion
Speaker Henderson has announced
the new house committees. inis
not usually done until after the holi
day recess.
Wayne, W. Va., was almost wiped
out by fire. Eight business build
ings and three dwellings were de
stroyed; loss $40,000.
The Texas Railway commission and
the railroad are at outs. The com
mission is trying to compel all trains
to be run on schedule time.
Power for the St. Louis exposition
is to be generated by the use of Texas
oil as fuel.
The official report of the finances
of the Pan-American exposition
shows that the exact deficit will be
$3,326,114.
A new office has been created by
Governor Yates, of Illinois.. Its in
cumbent is entitled "orderly to the
Governor. ' ana ma general auwes ar
RESOLUTIONS ON SCHLEY.
Many Were Introduced in the House
and
Senate Call for an Investigation.
Washington, Dec. 19. Representa
tive Wheeler, of Kentucky, a mem
ber of the house committee on naval
affairs, today introduced a resolution
for an investigation of the Schley
case. The resolution recites the re
sults cf the recent court of inquiry
and adds:
"Whereas, Admiral George Dewey,
recognized as the foremost naval offi
cer of the republic, entirely disagrees
and dissents from the opinion of Tins
colleagues on said board of inquiry,
and,
"Whereas, The American people
desire that the conduct of Rear Ad
miral Schley should be investigated
and passed upon by citizens of the re
public, in no wise connected or iden
tified with the navy department;
therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the committee on
naval affairs of the house of represen
tatives be directed to inquire into the
conduct of Rear Admiral Schley form
the time he assumed control of the
flying squadron up to and including
the engagement with the Spanish
fleet off the coast of Cuba."
Provision is made for a report to
the house of repersentatives, and
authority is given to send for persons
and papers.
Senator McComas, of Maryland, to
morrow will introduce in the senate
the following resolution :
"Whereas, Commodore Schley was
the senior officer of our squadron off
Santiago when the Spanish squadron
attempted to escape on the morning
of July 3, 1898, and,
"Whereas, He was in absolute com
mand and is entitled to the credit
due to such commanding officer for
the glorious victory which resulted
in the total destruction of the Span
ish ships, be it enacted, etc., that
Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley,
of the United States navy, retired,
be hereafter paid out of any money
in the treasury not otherwise appro
priated, the same pay and allowance
he received as rear admiral on the
active list of said navy at the date
of his retirement by reason of age."
PHILIPPINE FINANCES.
No Interference With Importation or Expor
tation of Gold or Silver.
Manila, Dec. 19. -The United
States commission has finally decided
not to interfere again with importa
tion or exportationjof gold or silver,
unless absolutely compelled to do so
by force of circumstances, but, begin
ning with the year 1902, the commis
sion will alter the two-to-one rate, in
accordance with the existingratio, in
the hope of preventing the further
exportation of gold and American
bills, which are at -present being
shipped daily.
The reports from the provinces of
the earthquake of last week show that
they suffered more severely than
Manila. At Batangas a soldier was
killed by falling masonry. Ships felt
the shock several miles at sea
Seven hundred bolomen have sur
rendered in the island of JSamar, ow
ing to the lack of food.
A son of the governor of the island
of Negros has been killed in an en
gagement with Iiadrones.
t our cases of the plague have oc
curred here, the first since October.
A PROSPEROUS LITTLE CITY.
Has a Population of Only 500, Yet Does the
Business of a Much Larger Place.
Cody, Wyo., Dec. 19. Cody has a
population of about 500 and is grow
ing rapidly. It is the terminus of
the Burlington Railroad, and will
probably remain the terminus for
several years to come. It is destined
to be the leading town of the Big
Horn Basin. It is the shipping
point for the flock owners of large
herds of sheep and cattle. It is sur
rounded by fertile land, much of
which is under cultivation, and much
more will be in tne near future, as
there is an abundance of water.
There is untold mineral wealth in
the mountains around here, plenty
of good coal, millions of tons of the
finest quality of gypsum, oil and sul
phur deposits enough to keep hades
hot for centuries to come. The town
is incorporated. A contract has
been let within a week for a 50-room
stone hotel, the foundation for which
is completed. A good road has been
laid out, and the grading nearly com
pleted to the Yellowstone National
Park, the eastern boundary of which
is about 35 miles from here.
Reciprocity With Cuba.
. New York, Dec. 19. Commercial
bodies throughout the United States
are being asked by the Merchants
Association of this city to co-opearte
in a movement toward securing favor
able action by congress in the matter
of commercial reciprocity with Cuba,
To this end, resolutions on the sub
ject,' recently adopted by the directors
ot tne association, are Deing seni
mechrants and commercial orgamza
tions all over the country, and also to
President Roosevelt, members of his
cabinet and to all congressmen.
Sultan Has Fears.
New York, Dec. 19. The Constan
tinople correspondent ot the London
Times and New York Times says Sul
tan Abdul Ham id is, as usual, pain
fully apprehensive about his annual
visit to Stamboul at mid-Ramadan in
order to kiss the prophet's mantle,
It is the only day in !the year when
he will venture out of the Yildi:
miosis. Many "preventive -arrests
NEWS OF THE STATE
TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
A farmers' institute will be heldat
Cove, December 30-31.
A new creamery is to be startetd at
Fairview, Tillamook county.
Presbyterians of Glendale have just
dedicated a new church building.
Frank Brehin, a convict in the pen
itentiary, committed suicide by hang
ing. Jack rabbits are so numerous in
Eastern Oregon that they becoming a
pest.
Hold-up men in" Salem are carry
ing on very extensive operations in
Salem at present.
There is about three feet of snow
in the Cracker creek district and five
in Cable Cove district. '
The rceent snow, while not very
heavy, was very welcome to the log
gers of Eastern Oregon.
Another rich strike has been made
in the Columbia mine, Cracker creek
district, Eastern Oregon.
A snydicate of mining men has
purchased mining property on Upper
Cow creek. The price paid was
25,000.
Extensive prepaiations are being
made for the annual Douglas county
poultry show to be held . in Roseburg
December 26-28.
The wholesale slaughter of Mon
golian pheasants in Linn county is
thinning them out so that it will be
necessary to take steps to prevent
their killing.
The discovery of three new and rich
quartz ledges have been made in
Josephine county. One is m Coyotte
creek district and the other two on
Rouge river.
Sheriff Cooke, "of Clackamas coun
ty, has sold all porperty on 1900 de
linquent tax list. The amount of
taxes on the roll amounted to less
than $3,000.
The Braden quartz mines, a few
miles from Grants Pass, which have
been shut down for some time, will
resume operations in a short time, on
much more extensive scale.
A fruit farm, considered the best
in Union county, was sold a few days.
ago for $15,000, which is about $275
per acre. The farm lies one mile
from La Grande. It has a fine resi
dence and outbuildings and 3,500
trees in bearing.
The new Y. M. C. A. building
Salem has been formally opened.
Pendleton wheat buyers have just
purhased 75,000 bushels at 50 cents
per bushel.
Stockholders in the'Lewisand Clark
centennial will meet January 13, for
the purpose of organizing and electing
board of directors.
A company has been incorporated
for the purpose of extending the elec
trio line from Lents, a suburb of
Portland, on to Sprifrfwater, circle
around through the Molalla country
and join the line of the Portland City
& Oregon Railway Co. at Oregon City,
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, 5960;
bluestem, 6061c; Valley, 59 c.
Flour Best grades, $2.653.20
per barrel; graham, $2.50.
Oats Nominal 95$1.00 pr cental
Barley Feed, $1616.50; brewing,
$16 16. 50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $16. 50 17;. mid
dling, $20; shorts, $17; chop, $16.50.
Hay Timothy. $11 12; clover,
$77.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
ton.
Butter Fancy creamery,2225c
dairy, 1820c; store, 1214c per
pound.
Eggs Storage, 20 22 ; fresh, 27
28c, Eastern 2225c.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
13Ki Young America, 1415c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.50
3.50; hens, $4.00; dressed, 910c
per pound; springs, $2.00 d.00,
per dozen; ducks, $3 for old; $4.5
5.50 for young ; geese, $66.50 pr doz
en; turkeys, live, ll12c; dressed,
123 15c per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3c gross; dressed
4s per pound; sheep, $3.25 3. 50
gross ; dressed, bbc per pound.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.12; light,
$4.7o5; dressed, b7o per pound
Veal Small, 88c;large,77
per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $d.b04.00
cows and neners, Jfd.ou: dressed
beef, 37c per pound.
Hops 8 10c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll14c per pound
Eastern Oregon, 812c; mohair,
2121c per pound.
Potatoes 859 per sack.
No president was ever elected by
direct votejof the2people of the United
States.
; Wheat, rye, turnips and flax are
decreasing crops in Great Britain,
Barley, oats, potatoes and small fruits
are on the increase.
Out of 6,831 earthquakes which had
been recorded in the world from the
earliest times up to 1850 the British
Isles were respensiWs tor - n tower
826.
CONCENTRATION TN LUZON.
General Bell's Method of Stamping Out the
Rebellion in Batangas.
Manila, Deei, 18. General Franklin
Bell has been exceedingly active in
Batangas province, where he intends,
by every means available, to stamp
out the insurgents. Lieutenant Hen-
nessy, of the Eighth infantry, together
with one American scout and six Fil
ipinos, captured an insurgent major,
with 42 men, 22- rifles and 880 rounds
of ammunition, without the loss of a
man. A number of captured docu
ments and papers, now in the hands
of General Bell, implicate in the in
surrection the president and other
prominent natives of Lian, Batangas
province.
General Bell has notified the
natives in Batangas that December 28
he proposes to concentrate them in
the neighborhood of towns. He will
move their livestock, rice, etc., to
within the limits of concentration.
After that date, - everything outside
these limits will be confiscated. The
roads from Batangas and Laguna
provinces are lined with a continuous
stream of native, men. women and
children in the carryalls, carts, and
mounted on cariboos, seeking safety
from the horrors of war. "
The column under Colonel Theo
dore J. Wint, of the Sixth cavalry, is
.ciuuua in ii,b operations against tne
insurgents and has received high
praise from the military authorities.
I he insurgent General Torres, who
as found guilty by a military com-
ission after ordering the assassina
tion of an American corporal, and
sentenced to be hanged, but whose
sentence was disapproved by General
unariee, broke down when he was re
leased. He said it was iust that his
fe had been spared, because he was
innocent of the crime imputed to
im. He has expressed his highest
regard and warmest feelings for Gen
eral Chaffee, and his appreciation
that the supreme military power in
the Philippines is in the hands of
such a man. Torres savs he is sub
missive to the existing conditions.
CHINA IS HELPLESS.
Will Yield in the Manchurian Matter to
the
Strongest Influence.
Pekin, Dec. 18. The Manchurian
question has reached a stage which
best informed observers consider to be
crisis in Chinese history. The Chi
nese governent is beset between Rus
sia on the one hand and Great Brit
ain, the United States and Japan on
the other. The governent is helpless,
and will yield to that faction able to-L.
bring the strongest pressure to bear.
irince Ching is distinctly more
friendly to Great Britain than was Li
Hung Chang. The British, Ameri
can and Japanese representatives here
have separately visited Prince Ching
and insisted that they be shown any
treaty belore it is signed. Prince
Ching has submitted to them the draft
cf a treaty practically identical to the
treaty already published.
Prince Ching is now pressing Rus
sia for more definite terms, the pres
ent form of the treaty being so vague
in its important points as virtually to
leave Russa a free hand. The Japan
ese minister has taken a strong stand
in the matter, and has notified Prince
Ching that Japan will require conces
sions equivalent to all the advantages
conceded to Russia in Manchuria.
HAWAIIAN INCOME TAX.
The Amount Collected Will Be Far Below
the Sum Expected.
Honolulu, Dec. 12, via San Fran
cisco, Dec. 1. Complete returns as
to the income tax show that the
amount of tax collected will be far
below the sum expected when the law
was passed. The returns show an ag
gregate assessment of $335,000, which
is about half of what it was hoped the
tax would bring in. lhe smallncss
of the figures is believed to be due in
part to recent failures in sugar stocks.
The board of survey appointed to
examine the ship Roanoke, which ar
rived here with a cargo of coal on fire,
has made its report. Tne vessel is
found to be considerably damaged
and the board commends Captain
Amesbury for making for Honolulu
instead of trving to make San Fran
cisco, declaring that his decision
probably averted a terrible ocean
tragedy. lhe board recommends
that she proceed to San Francisco
with the coal in her now, amounting
to about 1,000 tons, the rest having
been discharged here in an effort to
find the hre.
Warren Sails From Manila.
Washington, Dec. 18. The trans
port Warren sailed from Manila yes
terday with 756 short term enlisted
men and Generals Hughes and
Funston.
To Relieve Admiral Glass.
Washington, Dec. 18. Com
mander J. F. Moser has been ordered
to command the Pensacola at San
Francisco, relieving Rear Admiral
Glass, who will continue his other
duties. " .
Look for Mrs. McKinley to Die Soon,
Chicago, Dec. 18. Relatives of
Mrs. McKinley have little hope of her
living long, according to a statement
made by Lieutenant -James McKin
ley, United States army, a nephew of
the late president. Lieutenant Mc
Kinley passed through Chicago t0'
night in company with General S. B,
M. Young, the successor of General
Shatter in command at ihs Presidio,
Ban Francisoo.
DID NOT FAKE WELL
ASSIGNMENT OF SENATORS
FROM PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
Should Have More and Better Appointments,
Yet They Have Little or No Complaint
to Make Senator Mitchell Will Push
the Isthmian Canal Bill Senator roster
Remains Chairman of Insular Committee.
Washington, Dec. - 19. Senators
from the Pacific Northwest did not
fare as well as some of their Republi
can colleagues in the matter of com
mittees, nor as well as -could be
wished, yet they have, little or no
complaint to make.
Besides refilling the places he had.
Senator Simon has been added to the
pension and -one or two minor com
mittees, retaining his chairmanship
of irrigation.
Senator Foster has been added to
District of Columbia and another
minor committee, and remains chair
man of insular surveys.
While benator Mitchell regrets
that he was not able to obtain a place
on the committee on commerce, he is
well satisfied with being placed on in
teroceanic canals, where he is able to
push the isthmian canal bill, and to
secure his old place on postoffices and
post roads, and also to occupy a place
on Pacific islands and Porto Rico.
hich deals with Hawaiian affairs.
As to commerce, Senator Perkins, of
California, was a member of the com-
lttee on committees, and, of course,
when he insisted upon having a place
on commerce, it could not be other
wise. A number of Senator Mitchell 's
friends were anxious to have him on
privileges and elections, but his well
known position in favor of the elec
tion of senators by direct vote of the
people stopped him from securing
that place, as the committee has been
arranged to prevent any such legisla
tion.
There was also quite a desire among
large number of the older senators
to have Senator Mitchell go upon for
eign relations, but Fairbanks and
Kean insisted upon being placed
there, and, being members of the
committee that made up the slate,
naturally got it. Senator Mitchell's
general assignments are very satis
factory. -
BOER LEADER CAPTURED.
Commandant Kritzinger Falls Into the Hands
" of General French.
London, Dec. 19. A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener announces that Com
mandant Kritzinger, the famous Boer
commander, who has figured so prom
inently in connection with the invas
ion of Cape tJolony, has been cap
tured, badly wounded, by General
French. Kritzinger was trying to
break the blockhouse cordon at Han
over Road.
The capture of Commandant Kritz
inger, wbo has been styled the De
wet of Cape Colony, " is regarded as
very important. He has been a
troublesome invader of Cape Colony
and is credited with more barbarities
than any other commandant except
Scheipers. In a recent proclamation
he called himself the chief command
ant of Cape Colony.
During the last few days most, per
sistent reports emanating both from
South Afrnca and' from Boer head
quarters in Europe of an approaching
crisis in South African affairs have
been current. It is alleged that Mr.
Kruger will abandon his demand for
independence and that the Boer
leaders in the field are inclined to
cease fighting and seek the best terms
obtainable. In ' a speech yesterday
at Cape Town Sir J. Gordon Spriggs,
the premier of Cape Colony, declared
that the outlook had never been
brighter than at the present time.
Change in the Cabinet.
Washington, . Dec. 19.- Charles
Emory Smith, of Philadelphia, has
tendered to the president his formal
esignation as postmaster general, to
take effect early next month, and
Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsinu, vice
chairman of the Republican national
committee, has accepted the tender of
the office, to which he will be nomin
ated after the holiday recess.
To Let Women Vote.
Washington, Dec. 18. Senator
Warren today introduced an amend
ment to the constitution, granting
the tight of suffrage to women.
Cold and Fog in England.
London, Dec. 19. Cold, accom
panied by dense fog, upset most of
the traffic arrangements in London
this morning. River traffic was at a
standstill for hours, and thousands of
out-of-door laborers were unable to
reach work. The railroads in the
provinces are slowly clearing their
tracks, which have been snowbound
for four or five days. Telegraphic
communication remains greatly im-
pared.
Naval Arch Project Given Up.
N ew York, Dec. 19. Park Benja
min, president of the Naval Arch
Commission, which has charge of the
proposed naval arch and water gate at
the Battery in this city,, announced
today that the project has been tem
oorarily given up. The arch and gate
was to have cost $1,300,000 and $250,
000 had been pledged. Mr.fBeniamin
said that the Schley 'controversy had
destroyed public interest inthe under
taking. . ' ,
BAD TRAIN WRECKS.
Three Disasters in a Day's History of
Rail-
roading Lives Lost in Each. ...
Helena, Mont., Deo 17 A special
to the Independent from Kalispell
says a wreck occurred on the Great
Northern Railroad near Essex, in the
Rocky mountains, at 2 o'clock this
morning. . The engine, mail car and
smoker remained on the track, .but
all the1- others were derailed. Some
cars were overturned and all were
more or less wrecked. The accident
was due to rails spreading: ' -One
man waa killed. He was prob
ably smothered to death. : The debris
caught fire, but the flames were put
out by the uninjured passengers.
There is said to have been much loot
ing during the excitement. The
train was going at the rate of 25 miles
an hour when it broke in two. The
air brakes were set immediately, pre
venting a more serious accident. The
largest number of injured were in
the day coach. All were asleep at the
time of the accident.
., The Illinois Wreck.
Rockford, 111., Dec. 17. Failure
on the part of a conductor to obey
orders is supposed to have been the
cause of a head-end collision on the
Illinois Central Railroad, between
Irene and Perryville, early today.
The two trains were the east bound
passenger train No. 4 and a freight
train from Chicago going west. As
a result eight people are dead or miss
ing and 11 injured.
The trains met in a slight bend in
the track, both running at full speed.
The smoker, express and baggage
cars were piled on the locomotives,
penning in the occupants of the
smoker. Only three of the half
dozen persons in that car escaped.
The others were penned in and if not
instantly killed were roasted to death
and their bodies, along with those of
the engine crews, were entirely con
sumed. All efforts of the survivors
to reach the victims were unavailing.
The flames drove them back from
every point.
The temperature was 20 degrees be
low zero and an icy wind was blowing
across the prairie, the point where
the wreck occurred being a shallow
cut, affording no protection. The
injured were without hats and wraps
and suffered terribly. By t"he united
efforts of the survivors, the way car
was pushed back from the wreckage
to escape the flames and the wounded
were placed on the bunks inside.
Went Through a Bridge.
Williamsport, Pa., Dec. 17. A
freight train on the Philadelphia &
Erie division of the Pennsylvania
Railroad went through the bridge
spanning Lycoming creek, between
this city and Newberry, at 6 o'clock
this morning. Three lives were lost.
The train was known as fast freight
No. 83, and was running three hours
late, owing to the disarrangement of
schedule in consequence of the storm.
The bridge spanning the creek was
a two-span iron structure, the first
span of which gave way. The engine
and nine cars were engulfed in the
icy waters. The creek was greatly
swoolen as a result of the heavy rains,
and it is presumed that the middle
piece had been weakened. No efforts
could be made to reach the bodies on
account of the height of the waters.
TREATY AGREED UPON.
Hay
Concludes Negotiations
West Indies.
for the Danish
Washington, Dec. 18. As a result
of the negotiations that have been in
progress between Secretary Hay and
Mr. Brun, the Danish minister, the
last obstacles of substance to the pre
paration of the treaty of cession
whereby the United States, will be
come possessed of the Danish West
Indian islands , have been removed.
It is said that 3the points ..of differ
ence have been adjusted in a manner
to insure the acceptance of the treaty
by the United States senate, and it is
even possible that the convention
may be laid before that- body before
the holiday recess. ' The decision of
the supreme court in the insular cases
has made easier the preparation of
the treay on satisfacory lines.
'. Barn Full of Cars Burned.
Chicago, Dec. 18. The total
de-
strution of the Lincoln avenue car
barns of the Chicago Traction Com-,
pany, with more than 160 cars, re
sulted from a fire this morning. Be
sides the building, nearly all the grip
cars and trailers used on the Lincoln
avenue line were destroyed. Loss,
$130,000.
Engines for the Southern Pacific.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 17. Vice
President Kruttschnitt, of the South
ern Pacific, announces that orders
have been placed for 60 new freight
engines, five passenger and 10 switch
engines, in addition to the 103 recent
ly ordered and which are now being
delivered. Mr. Kruttschnitt esti
mated the car shortage on the South
Atlantic division at about 1,000 per
day, and to partially relieve it he has
ordered several hundred cars now tiea
up here to Galveston, whence the
freight will go to JNew York by boat
. Issuance of Duplicate Medals.
Washington, Dec. 17. Senator
Mitchell has offered in the senate a
joint resolution authorizing the issu
ance of duplicate medals to such per
sons as have received them from the
president or congress, and subse
quently lost them. While this reso
lution is general in character, it
primarily designed to restore to Gen
eral H. B. Compson, of Portland, a
edl issued to him may years age.
TREATY RATIFIED
SENATE APPROVES THE HYj
PAUNCEFORTE AGREEMENT..;1
Only Six Dissenting Votes Seventy Jwo
. Members Voted in the AffiriMayeThe
;.. Pfincip! Speech of the . Day.Wa;Made
. . by Senator Teller in Opposition-Vote
: Reached After Long Discussion.' -' '
Washington, Dec. 17. The ! aWte
yesterday ratified the Hay-Tauricefote'
isthmian canal treaty by the decisive"
vote of 72 to 6. The vote was reached '
a few minutes before 5 u 'clock, -after
almost an hour's disci
closed doors.. 'There were no ..'
tional' - incidents during the entire
time. The debate was nnfinvf in
clusively te a discussion of the ' mer
its of the agreement, and the policy
of its provisions The principal" speech
of the day was made by Senator Teller
in opposition to the' treaty, 'and he
was followed in rapid succession"' bv "
12 or 15 other senators, whn smnLa
briefly either for or' against the
motion to ratify.
When the treaty was laid'hflfnrn
the senate Senator Teller oiroo,1
confidence that the resolution would" :
be adopted, and while he had no ouiv.r
pose to attepmt to prevent that result, .
he was convinced that there are few
senators who are really satisfied with
the treaty. With Great Britain in
her present mood he believed h
said, it would have been possible to -secure
a treaty which would give en
tire satisfaction, and he criticised the
state department for failing to do so.
i r t- i- i , . . ...
"o ww uo position tnat it would
have been sufficient to abrogate the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty, and said that
England knew well enough that with
that result accomplisehd she could
very well trust the United States to
maintain the neutrality of the canal,
as the country could be prepared to
do so for many years.
benator Culbertson offered an
amendment to insert the Davis forti
fication paragraph of the last session.
This was defeated, 15 to 62.
benator Bacon then offered an
amendment striking out in the pre
amble the reference to the I Clavton-
Bulwer treaty the words "without im-
paring the general principle of neu
tralization established in article 8
of that convention"; also the follow
ing words in article 7 relative to the
purchase of stock, "subject to the
provisions of the present treaty";
also all of article, 3, relative to the
neutralization of the canal ; also all
of article 4, declaring against change
of territorial sovereigntv, and was
defeated, 18 to 60.
The treaty then was ratified bv a
vote of 72 to 6.
SEVERE STORM IN MAINL.
One of the Worst in the History of the State
Damage is Large.
Portland, Me., Dec. 18. This state
is suffering tonight from one of the
severest storms in its history. Floods
and washouts have been numerous.
Trains are delayed, and mills on the
Androscoggin, Kennebec and Penob
scott were all unable to start their
machinerythis morning because of
high water.
Many cities and towns report that
great damage has been done to streets,
families have been driven from their
homes, and street railways are inop
erative from floods. Up to tonight,
only one death had been reported,
that of a fireman on the Canadian
Pacific Railroad, whose engine
plunged into a washout. A similar
accident on the Maine Central result
ed in the injury of three persons, one
of whom may die.
Madison, on the Upper Kennebec '
river, sustained the greatest damage
from floods of any place, it being
fully $500,000. Logs and ice crushd v
buildings and overturned many -:
others, especially in one section of the
town, where there are large mills. A .
minion ieet or lumber was washed
away. lhe Great Northern Paper "
Company's loss is very heavy. Its
expensive electrical machinery was
ruined. r
The heaviest loss on the Andro
scoggin River was sustained bv the '
International Paper Comiianv. .t
Rumford Mills. This company lost -
more than 2,000,000 feet of logs.
Reports tonight from that section
of Maine east of Bangor indicate that f
the loss of property will be tremen- '
ious. un the Upper Penobscott alone
the loss will ranee from S80 000 t.a
$100,000.
Snow in Scotland. ;
London, Dec. 18. The fall of snow
in Scotland is heavier than at any
time in 50 years. Several gamekeep- 5.
ers and shepherds are missing, and ';
the destruction of sheep in the snow
drifts, which range from 10 to 20
feet deep, is unprecedented. Parts of
England are suffering almost eqnally 'i
from the heavy snow. A train which '
was snowed up near Hartinpton orv n
Thursday was released only today.
The frost is so severe today that out -side
work has been suspended at many '..
points. r
Chinese Will Oppose IL
New York, Dec .18. A dispatch to
the London Times and the New York
Times from Hong Kong says a spe
cial Portuguese ambassador, Senor
Branco, is now at Macao, preparatory
to going to Pekin to press for an ex
tension of the boundaries at Macao
similar to that granted at Hong
Kong in 1899. The Chinese officials
regard the proposition unfavorably,
and strong opposition to it is prob
able. . .
:
tbow of dtootiv and poUoetsaa. are consequently made every day.
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