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SE'SJirS-Jl CansoUaitedFeb. 1899.
COKVAIililS, BENTON COUNTY, OEEGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1901.
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 1.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
it Comprehensive Review of the Important
TO ASIA VIA ALASKA.
Seattle Chamber of Commerce Takes Up the
Pacific Cable Matter.
Seattle, Dec. 24. The matter of
telegraphic communication with
Alaska and the Orient has been re
cently presented by Attorney Joseph
Shippen to the Seattle Chamber of
Happenings of the Past Week Presented , Commerce, which unanimously re-
soiveu fcaat sue guveruuieuiiai aim
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Tne Chinese court will engage ' an
Fire at Springfield, 0., destroyed a
church building which cost $30,000.
Ex-Governor Shaw, of Iowa, has
been offered the secretaryship of the
Fire wrecked a five story New York
building, doing damage to the extent
Bids of $77,500 have been made
and refused for seats on the New York
Fire damaged the Champion coated
paper works, at Hamilton, O., to the
extent of nearly $1,000,000
Two masked men entered the office
of the Abernathy furniture factory at
Leaven worth, Kan., and got away with
the tri-weekly payroll of $900.
Argentina and Chile have signed a
' protocol to submit their differences to
arbitration of Great Britain, and that
country has signified its willingness
The first torpedo b fit built by Rus
sia at the new Port Anhur navy yard
is a success. The boat has developed
a mean speed of 27 knots on her
Bobbers entered the Chicago House
Wrecking Company s building, bound
and gagged two watchmen and blew
open the safe. They took $33 from
the watchmen. The amount taken
from the safe was not large.
The Consolidated Implement Com
pany and the Co-Operative Wagon
and Machine Company, of Salt Lake.
two of the largest establishments of
their kind in the West, have been
consolidated. The .new concern will
be known as the Consolidated Wagon
& Machine Company. Its capital
stock has been fixed at $1,500,000.
Half a million Germans are unemployed.
Turks threaten to expel Americans
The Schley court of inquiry has
Argentine people are preparing for
war with Chile.
Fortv-five lives were lost in a fire in
a Mexican town.
Germany threatens forcible meas
ures against Venezuela.
The battleship Indiana has been
ordered to La Guayra, Venezuela.
, Governor Crane, of Massachusetts,
has been offered the treasury port-folio.
General Miles has been reprimand
ed for meddling in the Schley contro
Panama canal shareholders want to
sell their property to the United
States at any price.
Secretary Long has approved the
findings of the majority report of the
Schley court of inquiry.
Sampson's application for agjn
quiry into the question of who com
manded the Santiago squad, on has
"" "' Taft says conditionsv are good for
peace in the 'Philippines.
A Chinese cruiser called at Manila
to honor General Chaffee.
Appraiser Wakeman, of New York,
has been removed from office.
Fire at Clarksville, Ark., destroyed
property valued at $100,000.
The transport McClellan has sailed
from Berumda for Hew YorK.
Fire in Baltimore, Md., caused a
loss of $210,000. fully covered by
The first ground for the St. Louis
exposition was broken with imposing
- Engineer who caused' the reoent
California train wreck, says he forgot
commercial interests of the United
1 i!OfL .
States require submarine electric
communication from Puget sound to
Alaska, Manila and the centers of
Asiatic commerce. " ;
This has led to the careful drafting
of a bill about to be introduced in
congress by Senator Foster, providing
for the laying and maintaining by
the United States of an ocean cable,
or rather a series of connecting cables,
to Alaska and the Orient by the
northern route. It is earnestly hoped
that despite the pressure of manifold
business, this measure may be adopt
ed and speedily carried into execution.
HOT FIGHT WITH BOERS.
Kitchener Sends Reports of Three
ments in the Colonies.
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
The American Lumber Company,
capital $8,000,000, was incorporated in
Fire at Huntington, Pa., destroyed
the opera house block, including sev
eral stores. - Loss, $150,000
The Atlantic Rubber Shoe Co.,
CRDital. $10,000,000, has been incor
porated at Trenton, N. J.
. The bodies of two shepherds, partly
hnrned. were found at Cabra Springs,
N. M. They were murdered and their
A St. Petersburg capitalist has
nromisedto supply 140.000 roubles
for the expense of a north polar ex
ploring party, which will leave next
A pro-Boer orator caused a riot at
The new German inspection law
will hecome effective as regards im
ported meats, April 1, ,1902.
The cost of schools for Indian chil
dren tn the covernment was $2,489.-
525 in 1900. The enrollment was
Ttr ' PaafViA wnrnn the reip.hstfli? that
the United States is Germany's most
i . -i J
dangerous traae enemy ana urges ue
fensive measures against the "Ameri
can peril." .
London, Dec. 26. Lord Kitchener,
in a dispatch from Johannesburg
sends reports of sharp fighting jn the
Orange River and Transvaal colonies.
The engagements occurred at points
widely apart. Ihe casualties in the
Orange Biver, so far as known, aggre
gate about 150, equally divided ; but
heavy British losses, the total of
which have not yet been reported,
occurred in tne Transvaal. In this
last mentioned fighting 200 mounted
infantry in the neighborhood of Be-
ginderyn were divided into parties
and were searching farms when they
were attacked by 300 Boers and 40
armed natives, under commander
Britz. The Boers charged determin
edly in overwhelming numliers.
Lord Kitehener also reports that
during General Dewet's attack on
the British force commanded by Gen
erals Dartnell and Campbell, at
Langberg, December 18, the Boers
charged bravely and fought desper
ately for several hours. Dewet was
driven off with the loss of 20 men,
The British had 12 casualties. :
On December 20, M. Botha, with
800 Boers, surprised Colonel Damant's
advance guard at Tafel-Kop, Orange
River colony. The Boers rushed a
kopje commanding the main body
and the guns, but Damant rallied bis
men and drove the Boers from the
kopje. The British casualties were
heavy. Damant was dangerously
wounded, two officers and 20 men
were killed and three officers and 17
Linen were wounded. The Boers left
six dead on the held and dispersed.
The British pursued the enemy and
captured a number of prisoners, in
cluding Commandant Keyter. Later
the Boers, under a nag ot truce,
asked permission to remove their
dead. They admitted having buried
In the Eastern part of the Trans
vaal colony, Colonel McKenzie at
tacked Commandant Smith's force of
Boers at. Lake Banagher, Decern ber
20, killing six and capturing 16 of
them. Commandant Smith escaped.
A force of Boers during the night
of December 19 attacked the British
post at Eeland Sprut, but were driven
off, leaving eight men killed, includ
ing Commandant K.nz. iield coro
net Mahon, who was wounded, and
three other wounded men, were left
on the field. Other wounded Boers
were carried off in blankets. The
British casualties were seven men
killed and six officers and 18 men
The drill of theoil well being bored
near Springfield, Las encountered gold
in small quantities.
A farmer near The Dalles was
robbed of $1, 400 recently. The money
was concealed in the barn.
Senator Mitchell has secured an al
lowance of $400 per annum for addi
tional clerk hire at the Whitney post-office.
The new smelter at the Standard
mine, tinker county, has been run
ning some time and has proved a great
A rich quartz ledge has been un
covered on Tip Top mountain, of the
China creek district, a few miles east
of Grants Pass.
Coyote hunting is a very profitable
employment in the eastern part of
the state, the law allowing $2 for
each scalp taken.
T-he new 25 stamp mill of : the
Hoosier Boy Mining Company,
Prairie Diggings district, has been
installed and is running constantly.
The new strike at the Lucky Boy
mine, in the Blue river district, is
even richer than estimated at first.
The ore assays from $600 to $900 to
A new hydraulic mine has just been
started up on Louse creek, southern
Oregon. The grounds are very rich
and the new mine promises to become
an important placer gold producer.
Chief Justice R. S. Bean, of the
Oregon supreme court, ." has been
chosen to represent this state at a
gathering of lawyers at the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition at St. Louis in
Notice of England to Those Wishing to Go
to South Africa.
Washington, Dec. 26. The state
department has receievd from Mr.
White, secretary of the embassy at
London, a copy of notice received by
him from the Britsh foreign office in
regard to permits from persons desir
ing to proceed to South Africa. Lord
Lansdowne, in forwarding the notice,
calls "attention to the fourth para
graph, which states that "subjects of
foreign powers who may wish to pro
ceed to South Africa from ports in
the United Kingdom can obtain a
permit on production of satisfactory
evidence from their respective em
bassies or legations in London."
Each applicant for a permit must
produce a certificate to show that he
is in possession of at least 100 ($486)
or is in a position to maintain himself
upon arrival in South Africa; that
the object of his journey is bona fide,
and that he has not been deported or
sent out of his country as indigent.
The concluding paragraph says:
It should clearly be understood
that these permits are available only
to enable passengers to land in South
Africa, and are no guaranty that they
will be allowed to proceed inland.
Those who wish to do so must apply
for permits at the port of disembark
ation. The latter are warned that
there fare still thousands of persons
waiting at the coast ports for an op
portunity to return to their homes
who will probably have precedence
over later arrivals."
Boring for oil has been commenced
Secretary of State Dunbar has re
turned from a trip East.
Oregon City treasurer has issued
call for warrants up to January 1, 1900.
Salem city council, in order to stop
the numerous hold-ups, has increased
the police force.
The O. R. & N. steamer Ruth sunk
in the Willamette river near Cor
vallis. The accident was caused by
striking a snag.
The industrial building at the state
reform school at Salem burned. The
cause of the fire is. unknown. Lobb,
$25,000, with $8,000 insurance.
Port of Portland commissioners have
practically decided that it will be
economy to build a wooden dry dock
at a cost of $225,000, and renew it
every 15 years, than to spend $540,
000 for a steel structure.
Prize Money for Schley.
Washington, Dec. 26. The treas
ury department today drew a warrant
in favor of Rear Admiral Schley for
$3,334, his share of the prize money
due him for the destrucution of the
Spanish fleet at Santiago July 3, 1898.
- Boer Prisoners of War Isolated.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Dec. 26. The
Boer prisoners of war landed on
Hawkins island have been isolated,
as several of them are suffering from
a mild form of measles.
Wheat Walla Walla,5960c;blue
stem, 61c; valley, 59g60c.
Barley Feed, $1717.50; brewing,
$17.o0$18 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $1$1.10
Flour Best grades, $2.70$3.30
per barrel ; graham, $2.50.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
drtngs, $20; shorts, $18; chops, .$17
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover,
$7 7,50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Mutton Lambs, JMac, gross
dressed, 6c per pound; sheep, weth
ers, 3J3c, gross; dressed, 66
per pound; ewes, 3J3c, gross
dressed, 66c per pound.
Hogs Gross, 54e: dressed, 66i
per pound. '
Veal 89c per pound.
Beef Gross, cows, 3) ; steers,
34c; dressed, 37c per pound. ,
Butter Creamery. 25 27Jc;
dairy, 1820c; store, 12K15c-3 .
Eggs 2022 for cold storage;
2225 for Eastern ; 2830 for fresh
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.50
3 ; hens, $3.504; 89c per pound;
springs 910c per pound, $?.503
per dozen; ducks, $56 for young;
geese, $6.507.50 per dozen; tur
keys, live, 1112; 13 14 dressed
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
Zyc; Young America, 1415c.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 85c
$1.10 per cental; ordinary, 70 80c.
Hops 8 10c per pound. ,
Wool Valley, ll14c; Eastern
Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2121c
PERMITS FOR IMMIGRANTS.
PLANS OF THE M'KINLEY NA
Address to the People of the United States
Regarding Contributions to the Fund for
the Erection of a Memorial at the Grave
of the Late President Resolution Adopted
by Memorial Arch Association.
SCHEME OF CHINESE.
TREASON IN MINDANAO.
Davis Asks for Military Control of a Prov
ince Several Recent Engagements.
Manila, - Dec. ' 25. Gdneral George
W. Davis, jeommandingi at Zambo-
anga, lslanja ot Mindanao, has re
quested that the province, of Misamis,
Mindanao, again be placed under
military control. General Davis has
proof that the recently elected presi
dent and vice councilors and the lead
ing men of Cagayan de Misamis, are
guilty of treason in furnishing am
munition to - the insurgents within
the past month. The fiscal of the
province of Misamis is also impli
cated. The evidance shows that all
of these men are members of the
secret Katipunan society. General
James F. Wade, commanding the
American forces on Cebu island, con
curs in and endorses the request of
General Davis, and reviewing the
situation in Mindanao, says he is sat
isfied that the ends of justice, peace
and good government will soon be
obtained by the restoration 'of mili
tary .control to the province of Mi
samis and the overcoming of all re
sistance to that authority. It is ex
pected that the United States Philip
pine commission will refuse this re
quest, as they did a similar applica
tion made by General Chaffee con
cerning the province of Tayabas,
Luzon, where the rebels have been
particularly active recently.
Every effort to decrease the expens
es ot the American army in the
Philippines is having little effect,
owing to the inciease of army sta
tions, due partly to the activity of
the insurgents on the island of Samar,
in Bat an gas and Tayabas provinces,
and in other places, and also to the
establishment of municipal govern
ment in many towns, which has
necessitated sending troops there to
Captain J. S. Park, Jr., with dO
men of the Twenty-first infantry, en
countered 60 insurgents last week at
Alaminos, in Laguna province. Four
of the enemy were killed and several
of the guns were captured and their
A detachment of scouts of the Sec
ond infantry also had a small engage
ment with the insurgents, in which
they killed nine and captured four.
Cleveland, Dec. 23. Judge William
R. Day, president of- the McKinley
National Memorial Association, has
issued the following statement to the
public, adopted by the trustees at
their recent meeting in Washington :
The McKinley National Memorial Associa
tion was organized by the immediate personal
friends ol President McKinley lo afford an
opportunity for the people of the United States
to express their personal love and devotion to
the late President by the erection of a fitting
memorial at his grave. The trustees were ap
pointed by the President of the United States,
the first meeting for organization having been
held at Cleveland, i ctober loth. It is the dis
tinct purpose ol the Association to erect such
a memorial as will fittingly .ypifv those ex
alted qualities of character, simplicity, dig
nity, devotion to duty and high ideals that
were so eminently exemplified in his life and
purposes. This memorial is to rise above the
grave at Canton, Ohio, where he will final It
rest in accord with his own expressed wish.
In bringing the purposes of this Association
before the people, the earlier work has been
necessarily one of organization. This has pro
gressed rapidly ana satisfactorily. It is desired
that an organization be perfected in every stale
and territory, and local organization in cities,
towns and rural districts with a committee in
charge, working in connection with the state
auxiliary, is urged. The public should be
given the fullest opportunity to subscribe.
The trustees desire to express their deep
sense of obligation to the press of the country
mend that all newspapers act as agents for the
receipt of subscriptions.
By a resolution passed by the American
Bankers' Association, all banks have been des
ignated depositories for subscriptions. All
postmasters will receive- and forward monies
and all express comDanies will i-sna mnnav
orders free of charge, and, when necessary,
lorwaru money iree.
- In foreign countries, the ambassadors, min
isters and consuls of the United States will re
ceive and forward subscriptions.
In every case the name and address of the
subscriber should be forwarded to the treas
urer, Myron T. Herrick, Cleveland, Ohio, for
preservation in the permanent archives of the
Association, and in order that souvenir certifi
cates may be sent to each. Ihe souvenir cer
tificate adopted by the trustees will be worthy
of preservation as a work of art and as evi
dence of the holder's participation in the
erection of the national memorial. It has en
graved upon it a portrait of President McKin
ley, and in shadow pictHres of the President's
home at Canton, the Capitol and White House.
The public is especially cautioned against
any enterprise attempting to make capital out
of the sentiments of affection which inspired
mo ucBiio iw rear nt me grave Ol our late
President a memorial which Rhall fiitini.li,
honor his memory. It is the desire of the
trustees that all contributions shall be the
free-will offering of the people, and they re
spectfully request the public to discourage all
propositions which may seem to have as their
object the obtaining of money by giving all or
partof the proceeds to the memorial fund.
The public are hereby notified that The Mo.
Kinley National Memorial Association has n
connection with or relation to any other asso
ciation or to any enterprise of a commercial
nature. . .
After a conference at this meeting
with representatives of the William
McKinley Memorial Arch Association
of Washington, the following resolu
tion was adopted : .
RESOLVED. That it be the snae of th
Trustees of the McKinley National Memorial
Association that the field of popular subscrip
tion should be left to it for raising the sum
necessary to provide a suitable memorial to
.no iuii; rjnijiiciu ni auiuii, wuere ma Doay
lies: and that this Association should Join
with the William McKinley Memorial Arch
Association of Washington in memorializinK
congress to erect a national memorial at the
capital of our country to commemorate his
services to the nation.
The Arch Association acquiesced in
this resolution and has ceased to so
licit subscriptions, leaving the field
to the McKinley National Memorial
Association, through which the peo
ple of the United' States will build a
memorial of affection .at the last
resting place of their beloved presi
dent, William McKinley.
Mow They Propose to Evade the Exclusion
Law Stock Companies Organizing.
Port Townsend, Wash., Deis. 25.
The Chinese seem determined -to
evade the exclusion law, acoording
to information received here by mem
bers of the local Chinese colony.
The information is to the effect that
a large number of stock companies
are being organized in the southern
provinces with capital stocks of $1,
000,000 and upwards, and stock to
the amount of $500 will be issued to
Chinese coming to America so they
can show upon being examined by
the customs officials at a port of
entry that they belong to 'the exempt
class, or merchants.
This action is said to be the result
of the agitation for a more stringent
exclusion law at the expiration of the
present law next May. The Chinese
immigration brokers in the southern
provinces believe that the new law
will exclude all except merchants or
membeis of mercantile firms who have
heretofore been admitted upon show
ing that they are interested in firms
to the amount of $500, and that large
numbers will soon start from the
Orient armed with stock in' the new
AN AMERICAN TERRITORY.
Long Approves an Opinion Regarding the
Washington, Dec. 26. The secre
tary ot tne navy has approved an
opinion by the judge advocate general
that the Philippines -are United
Lieutenant John D. Hartman, of States territorv. so far as the statute
the Dirst cavalry, during an expedi- o limitation annlies to naval offens-
eg. In the case in question a sailor
TRAVELERS IN CHINA.
Necessary to Insure Their Per
Washington, Dec. 24. Minister
Conger has reported to the state de
partment certain correspondence be
tween himself and the Chinese gov
ernment regarding the precautions to
be taken by foreigners traveling in
the inland districts of China to in
sure their personal safety. The board
of foreign affairs has requested that,
in accordance with treaty provisions,
travelers in the interior of the coun
try and away from the vicinity of the
treaty ports should always be provid
ed with passports. It is further de
sired that travelers give the local au
thorities notice in advance of their
intention to go further, in order that
the authorities of the province toward
which they are traveling may be not
ified and suitable guard be dispatched
with them to protect tfcem from harm.
Banks in the Orient
New York, Dec. 24. Three distinct
movements are at the moment under
way, having in view the establish
ment of American banking facilities
in the Orient, says the Journal of
Commerce. These include first, the
establishment of branches at Shang
hai and Manila, by the Guaranty
Trust Company; second, the estab
lishment of a bank particularly organ
ized for Oriental business by a syndi
cate of which Edward H. Craein is
the head, and third, the establishment
by a New York national bank of a
branch at Manila, as soon as suitable
legislation can be secured.
New York, Dec. 26. Edgar Stan
ton Maclay, whose connection with
the Schley case led President Boose- -
velt to request his resignation as
pecial laborer in the navy, made
formal demand today for trial by
usual naval proceedings. He averred
that his case came under the civil
ice law, and that he could not be
ismissed without formal charges.
trial and conviction. The request for
his resignation was sent to him by
Rear Admiral Barker, commander of
the navy yard at Brooklyn, and he
plied at once, by letter, formally
setting forth his position. Discuss
ing the case, Maclay said : -
Ihe president cannot have me
ismissed under the law as I see it.
I do not see how he can force me out.
am protected by the civil service
laws enacteu by congress, whose en
actments the president is bound to ex
ecute. I do not know positively, but
believe my position under the civil
service furnishes me complete pro
tection so long as I violate no rules
of the service, and that I have not
done, and I have so stated in my
letter to the commandant in answer
to the request for my resignation.
No, I did not say that the president
was as bad as the czar of Russia. - I
have done nothing more than write
to the commandant and ask that
charges be preferred against me, and
will do nothing more just now. I am
not suspended and am working here
today as I have been doing for 15
months. I have tried to do my duty
here, and have broken no rules, and
shall simply stand by my rights,
more for the principle of the matter
than anything else, for my position
here pays me very little, and is chiefly
valuable because of the experience
and information it affords me as
material for my books."
Rear Admiral Barker forwarded
Maclay's letter to Washington.
LITTLE FEAR OF TARIFF WAR.
tion, encountered tne enemy six sep-
- a.: :ai t. i : r .
ursie biiuea wibijuuii lusiiitr one oi ma , a . . - ,. -
- - - Mnoniit FmaW. . U .. i. ...
men. He destroyed several barracks, "llc uvei u jcaio
General Bell, who is in command ag and enlisted in. the army. His
of the American forces in Batangas regiment '.: was servingin the Philip-
province, Luzon, has praised Lieu- pines and he remained with it. The
a t. X TT T; 1 t J l 1 I
tenan" -tuioru, wno, wime navaj- authorities, learning of his
scouting with troop D, of the first I t, v.' i' ,-i j j
cavalrv routed an insurant force in whereabouts' instituted proceedings
that . province. - Lieutenant Tilford lul ulo.-llal uv vuurmiarwai on me
located a rebel stronehold on torj of a charge , of desertion. The case came
hill near the town of Bataneas. He before the judge advocate general.
surrounded the enemy under cover of wn0 decided that the statute of lim
night and attacked them at daylight, itatiohs barred prosecution, it having
Their surprise was complete. Nine- occurred more than two years ago,
teen insurgents were killed while at- and the alleged . deserter not having
tempting to escape. Lieutenant Til- 'eit the territory of the United States.
ford captured 16 rifles and 500 rounds secretary ijong approved the opinion
of ammunition. and directed a discontinuation of the
proceedings against the sailor.
Amer:can Advisor for Chinese Court
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 26. The
steamer Braemar, which arrived to
night from the Orient, brings news
Negotiations Are Dragging. ' , -Washington,
Dec. 26. The negoti
ations between the governments of the
United States and Denmark, looking
to the cession, of the Danish West
Indies, are dragging. No substantial
progress has been made since last
week." The latest, suggestion from
the Danish side is that the people of
the islands shall determine by pledi
scite whether they shall be ceded
to the United States. The outcome
cf such a test cannot be foretold.
At the international sanitary con
gress to be held in Paris in February
a leading subject of discussion will be
the spread of yellow fever and malaria
by mosquitoes. ; i
Invasion of England by American
shoes raises a plaintive protest from
The British tobacco trust caused a
page advertisement to Je printed in
100 papers urging smokers to boycott
Amercian importations. -
Chicago university freshmen held a
debate on the question whether foot
ball should be continued as an ath
letic sport of colleges, and decision
was in the negative.
Hall of Tara to Be Sold.
new loric, iec. 23. The place in
which the Irish kings were crowned,
the historical Hall of Tara, at Navan,
county Meath, has been offered at
auction, says the Dublin correspond
ent of the Journal and American. A
wealth of legendary interest clusters
about the spot, and authentic records
show that the monarchs of Ireland
were crowned there from 30 B. C. to
56 A. D. There were only two bid
ders when the place was offered at
auction, and the highest, bid 2,920
was rejected and it has been reserved
for sale privately.
A Farmhouse Fire.
Dubois, Pa., Dec. 25. Near Sum
merville yesterday, the home of John
Ashbaugh, a farmer, was destroyed
by hre and four persons burned
death. . One other was burned
such a manner that recovery
doubtful and four others are seriously
burned and injured.
Outrages in Manchuria.
1st. Petersburg, Dec. 2b. All ac
counts agree in representing the state
that the Chinese court has decided to of Manchuria as being very unsettled.
engage an American advisor. 1 he The presence of the Russian troops
name of the official is not given by I has led to most serious abuse. ' Priv
Oriental papers, but the Chinese ate letters describe shocking outrages
press says that the salary is to be perpetrated by - bands "of Cossacks on
$15,000 per year. The" Japan Mail, the defenseless inhabitants. A typ
commentine on this, - says it is a icalcaee is that of six Mongols, Rus-
Lwise step for China to take, for al-1 sian subjects, who were sent in pur-
though her statesmen need no conn- suit of horsethieves. Ihey were at-
sel in their' domestic policy, they are tacked by Cossacks and because they
unlearned in regard to dealings with were unable to produce passports,
foreign countries. . . : - hve were tortured and then beheaded.
Will Command Philippine Marines.
Washington, Dec. 25. Colonel
James Forney, of the marine corps,
who is now- iri command of the
marines at the League island navy
yard, has been'ordered to Cavite, to
assume command of the Philippine
brieadeof marines. The transport
Crook sailed from Gibraltar yesterday
for Manila, and the transport War
ren arrived at Nagasaki with troops
from the Philippines for San Fran
cisco. ..- r
. Wanted for Philippines. -, '
Berkeley, Cal., Dec; 26. The Uni
versity of California has been asked to
recommend to the Philippine com
mission several men qualified by exper
ience and scientific training ' to take
charge of agricultural experiment
stations m the Philippines. The
commission believes that there is no
other place in the world where agri
cultural skin would produce such
transformation as. in the Philippines.
V Stage Robbed..
Ukiah, Cal. , Dec. 25. The south
bound stage between Laytonville and
Willits was robbed this morning, half
a mile above the latter place. A reg
istered pouch and - the express box
were taken. A suspect is in custody,
, . Trainmen Must Talk Spanish.
Mexico City, Dec. 24. The govern
ment has issued the long contemplat
ed order that all railway employes in
contact with the public shall be able
to speak Spanish in such a manner as
to be able to deal directly with the
passengers and the public in general
The order will probably , affect Pull
man Company employes. It is assert
ed that many accidents of late have
been due to the inability of trainmen
to speak Spanish, causing a mistak
ing of orders. , . ,
Earl U's American Secretary.
Pekin, Deo, 24. William H. Peth
ick, an American who had been pri
vate secretary and diplomatic adviser
to Li Hung Chang for 30 years, died
here today. Mr. Pethick inspired
most of Li Hung Chang's progressive
schemes and was author of his famous
anti-opium manifesto. He leaves an
unfinished book on Li Hung Chang
and his times. The book contains
valuable revelations concerning re
cent Chinese diplomacy.
DEMANDS A TRIAL BY USUAL
Letter Forwarded to President Roosevelt
Historian Believes (lis Position Under
the Civil Service Furnishes Complete
Protection as Long as He Violates No
Rule of the Service. .
Consul-General Harris Says Germany Is Not
Likely Ever to Begin It
Washington, Dec. 26. It is not
probable that Germany ever will
begin a tariff war with the United
States, says Consul General Harris,
at Eibenstock, in a report to the
state department. The subject which
interests the German press most, in
connection with the new tariff bill.
Mr. Harris says, is the probable effect
it will have in renewal of commercial
treaties in 1903. He says that the
sentiment is almost unanimously in
tavor ot hrst reaching an agreement
with the United States, and using
this as a basis for concluding treaties
with other nations. Our foodstuffs
and manufactured goods, Mr. Harris
says, have gained such a foothold in
Germany that it will be a difficult
matter to dislodge them.
RAN INTO A CABOOSE.
Two Men Cremated In a Train Wreck in Wis
consin Met on a Curve.
Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 25. Two
men were cremated and another ser
iously burned in a rear end collision
of two south bound special freight
trains on the Northwestern Railroad
yesterday at Little Suamico.
The first train had reached Little
Suamico and had stopped on the
main track to take water. A moment
later the special train behind rounded .
curve near the depot and crashed
into the first train. The two men
who were killed were trainmen off a
passenger train who were traveling
on the freight to Green Bay to spend
the holidays with their families.
They were sleeping in the caboose
when the crash came and were in
stantly killed. One of the brakemen
was in the caboose at the time, but
he finally escaped from the burning
wreck. Eight cars were telescoped
and soon burned. The bodies of the
two men were burned beyond recog
Investing in Gushers.
Beaumont, Tex., Deo. 25. The
representative of an English syndi
cate, who refuses to give out the
names of his principals, has secured
options .on 10 completed gushers in
this field and the trade is to be closed
January 1. It is believed that be
represents the Roche-StuafC people
in London, who are also negotiating
with the Hogg-8wayne syndicate for
a portion of its holdings. The price
fixed on the gushers is not published,
but a gusher was sold last week for
New York, Dec. 25. Two men lost
their lives at a fire that destroyed a
four story sweat shop building in
Clinton street last night. Four peo
ple were injured, none of them fa-,
tally. About 40 men and women
were at work in tho building. The
fire started in the basement -and
gained such headway that escape
was cut off. The people jumped
from the windows to save themselves.
The property loss will be small.
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