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VIRAL DOTHA MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT
i((1-Kumor m wnuim vi jiiiuui
Udut to Brlll.h Armi.
Itnn. in. A iHatmlnli In
,joiirBl mill Advertiser (rum Am.
fi.. I..,, nrnnlmiintlmt liv (lull.
P?LooU IIotJ him boon roailviidi
ftriL.,.,i. 1 linvt boon liirormoil
K,lbtnomy circulator nil noru o(
..I ImImi. rillinrll lllllllliu llm
"1 to comiminlcnto tho follnwI.iK Wot, f Hcap,K j. a. Klirv ,,r !.'
Ration to thp K"ri,l pulillr: I,,,,,; C,rlH CIuvbIhi.iI, ol (i'r'uHl..,.,,
,,cutlvo coii'ir II. nfl.roniltliiK' J. W. Ilnlloy. of iwiunil ii . St.r '
;.lMdfnt ol tlw OrmiKO Frco of Dayton; M. I). WIhiIoiii, of Tort'
.Video" lntoroHli, of our,
' i .... r i.. . i
lately to Miropo in mor to hmi-i ,
eptttntion mum nn m w rn inav (
., Leforo imi'iii. if.,.i ii..i.imii nnuiiy u. ,himIIiIh Mr. Hcott Ktato.l tl.u
HlkenhoiKor lim bern nworii In. no-, nl.juou of tl.u mo.itliiif, alroa.ly out
tiBt to law, nnil In uow aetliu hh llnwl. Tho tomirary oIIIcum woro
, prriWen. Ilo In now ni.il.tml then mmln pormaiiuiit, mill tho other
,tb itftto icrotary, two iiiamlmrii of iiecenmiry oIIIcom uluoted.
4eiccutlvo council. Lucan Mnjrnr j It i hardly prolmhlo that all tho
A mvelf. "d "tl.nr ollllliali, In I hllltli,u will h fllilnlmil thla fli.nm.iM
jlH)foro and In now In my liiimii. j
iiuneliililxiiliixHi aim in mroci corn,
S,nlctloi with "HI.
i-Ut the Imoo'I oi our nravn iidhm n.
br a utroiiif voice iniliii e every
bber lo fliiht for lllierty. Wo liav
iMoi left to Iod, lint uvrythiii to
lis. Tho government U mont (Irmly
I. to contlnuo tlm Ktriik'Kln. I
seonfloct'il the litirlieri will ap
Itti thin dicUloii and act accordingly
itll tho eixl. lliirKheri aro warned
ftlDittlin lino wordN need liy the vn
tj to dec oi e them mid to itiako them
lit down llifir annn, iniriiiinu, acooru.
?j to Ilia iniciamauoii oi ikiikjuh,
I St; will all no irniirtxirun 10 m.
len or Ceylon nn prUonern of war.
IHretulo, lionovtir. priH-iirinnii, in not
. . , , , , .
feu-ry burgher only don. hi.
Halt. Tim win.
In mint to nlve a
,.fl end In hla
own time and in hi
ROBBED THE MAIL CAR.
wtilClok on the Cotton licit Railroad Line '
Kai Nearly Killed.
Teirkini, Ark., Doo. 16 A bld
htUrron tlio Cotton ilelt ratl.oad oc
lirrrd today at IIiikmjIU, Tex"., 30
silMiouth of Tflxarkima, on tho train
pains: north, in which I'oxtal Clrrk
'sis II. Doniili, vaa nlmont killed and
I sail pouchen of tho car rllleil of their
xslcntr. Tho auioiint rKilen Ik not
Btsown. At tho train left tho Iluncotti
ItM tank at 0 A. M., tho ox prom and
is.il enrs woro uoparatod from tlm
Estla, but tho train crow noon had
6ea coupled again. In thn run from
Sere to Toxarkana, tho cnachen wero
IBConpled twice in h very inyMeriuuH
sisnr. L'ikiii tin, arrival of the train
m United Statoi. traimfer clerk
Ireat to tho door of tho mall car and
luoclfed for tho no-til clerk to open it.
SotNPoniio wan given. Olllclnln then
breed hi eiitrauco ami worn niitoniidicd
Dfioil Ulcrk DeuulH etrotclted uiwii the
W, apparently 1imi1. A hurried ox.
nloatlou ehowed that tlio registered
pochfi had Icon ripped ojicn and
Rlbtd of their conteulH, tho moat
nloatle of which wan tho Wayno-
liJemphln poncli, containing n largo
Iisnber of valuable paokagori. A phy
Wan wag tout for and it whh found
&t Dennis wiih alivo but uucnnscioui,.
la nglr wound on tho ton of Ills hnnd
Ifcld tho atory. Two hour after he
Ukon to tho IiOHiiltal ho rovlvml
Inough to glvo tlio dotaila of tho rob
iy. Juitnii tho train nnrlod nt Ilacsotta
pair, Dennis wont into tho vostibulo ol
i mall car to Mir un thn flro. When
oi 0eiifMl tho vostibulo door ho saw
I10 men MuiiiliiR' hv tho Mtovo. One
I'lthein dealt him a torrlblo blow over
head with n lumuv- Urn mIuivoI.
Io flrit blow follud hlni nnd ho waa
'n quickly beaten Into i ooiiHolona
wndltloij. Word rcahcod Jioro at noon
t two atispoctn lmvo boon urrostod at
"pies. Iieiir flm t.iu tin nf tlu rnlilinrv.
nono of tho Htolun imokuogH win
American Arreiled In Cape Colony.
London, Doo. 15. Tlio Cniio Town
tfreapoudent of tho Daily Mail roporti
ws aireat at Worcotor, Cnpo 'Colony,
'arom Darringalo, nllogod to bo an
erlcn.i, on a olmrgo of fomontlng an
wlkandor robolllou. "Tho arrtwt,"
y tho diHpntoh, "lins mndo n gront
'"nation, nnd startling dloolosuros uro
Held Up a Box Office.
MonxCity, In., Doe. 15. During
" Porformanoo of "Hhoro Aorod" in
Ornud Opora Iioiibo in thin oity to
K two ninHkod nimi ontorod tho
2l ofllco, aBHaiiltod, boat nnd Hhot
' trensnror, Umloy S, lloundu, nnd
'leaped without gottiuu iniy cnoh.
Rumorif British Defeat.
On. linn IK Tlin TV.tl
-.onus a rumor of u Borious tils
'tor to tho UrltlBh nrnm. Aocovtlins
",u roport, tho lloorfl ntiokod tho
C.P 01 Gcnornl Glomonts, iu tho liar
m district, cnpturiiiB tho oamp,
ad t vi numbor of Jlritiflh ollloom,
ttn K prisouura an tno urmsu
i l?lu'0B foil
' not 00U fl,m ,i ,
r companies of tho
nuy quarter, and
LIVESTOCK MEN FORM ORDER
J".- "0,,n S.ock.n,e,der.'A,,o.
elation-Permanent 0I(ttf I!(tt(d
.'orllnnd, Duo. m ti,
ml i i .. V rKiW.fJhM,",Ior' vl...rn,.i.
Pfmi..in ; ""l0ll, KHcmtiirv. A
lm" Kl,f'y wn. appoint.
tlon, nn report Imok to tl.u a 0'0ook
omIwi this afternoon.
H lij tho purHi, of tho orgnlzntloii
g inolujl. under ..,om,lm,, a
different breo.b, , livestock. I., onlor
f. factor In forwarding tho Interest,,
livestock men an, breeder In nil
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..... .IIUUtlHU WJIB rtlMltd ... n -.1 ...I..
tiriiil.... I.u . "
I), (irlllllln. ol .Mlll knlnir,.r W
J. MnConl, of Orison Cltv, ami 1'.
'ii I II tit tf I 'I.. ..I. It
. i minor, oi i;iaokainaii. Mr, Kuott
wan nlooti.il tBi,i,,rary chairman ami
wr. winilom to-nporary mjemtary. Ah
an It will tnko wimo tlnm to read over
tin, constitution and hy.law boforo
CHAFFEE WAS MAD.
Called field Minhtl Von Wildencc
for German Looting.
WnnhliiKton, Doc. 13. Thu war
department linn recoiled a report from
(ieuural (,'lmlleu of tho Incident that
occurred in I'ekiu In connection with
bin rupreuutatlomi to I'ielu MaiMhnl
Von Waldcmeo. It iippcurM that (Jen-l-rat
Chalfee did into come pritty vior
oiid Uukuhku In prottntiii aKaimtt tho
tlilevliiK and lootiiiK ol tho forelKn
troopi. Whnt iiarticulnrly hurt tho
ii i'i.iiMi vi n niiirin..u nni 11 injiutcil
n.,urBMC0 , (iw)l)rill amfrco tllu
(....!..,,.. l VI' ..1.1..,.. .. .
fact that tli 1 (Ungraceful and unmili
tary practice of looting wan being in
dulged in, nut by tho men who did
tho lighting and opened tho way to
lVkiu, but by tho httocomom, who
had boruo noiio of thn brunt of conlltct
ami hardahip. WaldcrHoo hluiKolf did
not reach l'ekln until long after tho
uxpcditlouary force had occupied tho
It ia rvcognlzod boro ollklally that
General ChalTeo bad provocation for
hla deliverance but regret la felt that
he used thla touo in addrimslng tho
Hold marshal. It is aignlllcautly
pointed out horo that perhaps it was
not iucumbout upon General Challoo to
make any representations whatever on
this Hubject to tho Hold marshal, as
thero is no longer any ofllclal tio bo
tweou them. When tho United States
government changed tho chnractor of
its military force iu I'oklu from an
expeditionary force to a mero legation
guard, of course that guard no longer
came under tho control of tho cum
nianiler-ln'Oliief at l'okln, but was
simply n part of Minister Conger' olll
Bone of Prehistoric AnlmaL
Oregon City, Doo. 13. An employe
of tho Willamette papor mills found n
foinur bono, olvdoutly bolouging to
aonio prohlftorlo" auimnl, that is now
on exhibition in tho ollicu of tho com
Tho bono was discovered in a
timbered gulcli about iu nines irum
bore, on tho west aido of tho Wll
latnutto rlvor, partially embedded in
tho dirt. Tho bono is 2 feet 10 inchos
In longth, ami about 83 inches in cir
cumforouco whero tho femur Ih the
thickest. Tho rolio is In a good Btato
of preservation, although parts are
worn off by abrasion and probable ox
posuro to tho air. Search is boing
mado for tho romainder of tho bouos ol
tho supposod oxtinct animal.
Disastrous Collision In Kansas.
Knnsas City, Doo. 13. A apodal to
tho Star from Olatho, Kan., says that
i northbound passongor train ou tho
Atchison, Topoka & Santa Fc railway
srashod Into tho roar ond of n north
bound fwh;ht train, at Clnro, throe
oiiles south of this city, nt 0 o'o ock
this morning. Noblo Thomas, agod 10
roars, of Emporia, Kan., wos burnod
so death in tho caboose; Thomos
fathor was badly mangled. Tho uugl
noor and flranmu of tho passenger
train woro Boriously injured, and hall
a dozen passongera in tho cabooso
woro alightly hurt
To Operate Cannery In Alaska.
Astoria Deo. 18. 'i'ho American
Packing & Cuming Company bus boon
formod in this oity with an authorized
capital of .$75,000, and i -"Wl10'"""
of thlH has already boon suhsorlbod for.
Tho objoct of tho company is to op
erate n salmon cannery at some point
in Alaska, but oxaotly whoro It is kept
socrot for tho prosout
Mirth Dakota's Vole.
Bismarck. N. D.. Doo. 13.-Tho
state canvassing rJ ny
tho vote on presidential eloo ors as fol
lows! MoKinloy. 115,801! Bryan, 20.
610; Woolloy, 731! Dobs. 518; Barker,
For Ambassador to Italy.
VVnali.tirrlnn. D00. .. l"o
dent today sent to tho sonata tho name
. " ' . .. r i , nt MnBsaahu.
JURM cnnmm 7
- "' Ulf ,fT UAr., ,..,. ,. , , .
HIJ LAjMIUkL uuiil
Krutjcr Gets No Consolation
Prom The Netherlands.
IIOLUND WILL NOT INTERVENE EITHER
The Dulch Torelxn Mlnliltr Tell the Ex-Prti.
Went Tint the Role of Ills Govern
mtnt Mint Be Pinlve.
Tho JIiikuo, Deo. Jfl. Iho Dotch
Kovemmcnt today llnally and iJoflnito-
y roiiucij to tnko tho Inltlativo in
jlii'lialf of arhitratlon botwoon tho
j'i'ramivnnl nnd (ireat llrltnln.
Tito declHlon wan commuiilcntod In
nn Uitoi view botweon Mr. KruKornnd
Dr. Loyds on ono nldo and tho Dutch
fornlun mlnlHtor and Mlnliitor of Kl
nance N. II. l'lernon, on tho other.
Mr. Kruxor explained that tho objoct
of hU Journey wan to ilinMinlnnto tho
Idon of arhitratlon, and tho Dutch
tiiinlMtur replied that tho rolo of tho
NetherlandH mont bo pnsslvo. Tho in
itiative boIoiiKiul to the groat poworii,
ho added. Win, fi tin tmwnra ut
reached a doelmon, tho Dutch govern
ment iniKlit nee what it could du.
No Snub Yet From Ctar.
Thn Ilai-uo, Doc. 13. Tho Transvaal
legation nayH it in authorize! to con
tradlct tho report that Kmperor Nich
ohm linn tolegraphed to Mr. Krogor nn
intimation that ho will not rocoivo
DECIDE ON COURSE.
How the Oregon Delegation Would Improve
Washington, Doc. 13. Tho throo
members ol tho Oregon delogation, at
mi informal meeting today, decided
to concentrate their efforts to havo the
improvement of tho mouth of the Co
lumbia mado a continuing contract
rather than trust to tho future to so
euro successive appropriations to bo
expended as nee, led. lly this method,
which seems to bo the best under tho
circumstances, the filial completion of
tho project is insureo, mid work inny
bo conducted without unnecessary do :
The river nnd harbor committeo has
not yet finally decided on what pro
vision will bo mado for this project,
but $000,000, recommended by the en
giuoors, is tlio outside limit.
OFFICERS WERE LAX.
Prisoner Quietly Arose and Walked Out of
Spoknno, Doo. 13. While Judge
Marshall was holding a preliminary
hearing of Edward Hanson, charged
with counterfeiting, this aftornoon tho
prisoner quietly uroBo and sneaked nut
of tho courtroom. Owiug to tho
small courtroom being crowded, the
cscapo was not uoticod until tho judge
turned to nuuouuce that tho pritonor
would be hold to a higher court. Offi
cers started In pursuit of Hanson, who
wiib trekiug lor tho river. A few shots
from rovolvors und ho gave himself up.
Tlio escapo was the boldost ever
known iu tho citv. Hanson is ono ol
a trio recently arrested with bogus
monoy iu thoir possession. Soarch of
thoir cabin resulted In finding ofmolds
ami other tools.
Washington, Dec. 18. Tho senato'
linn refused tho credentials of W. A.
1 Clark and Magliiuls, contesting sen
j atom from tho Btato of Montana, to tho
I committee on privileges and oloctions.
j A debato, reopening tho Clark caeo,
occurred upon tho motion of Senator
Chandler to rocommit tho rosdlutlon
declaring tho Beat from Montana va
I cant. Aftor a short but interesting
1 dobato, tho matter of recommittal, by
consont, wont ovor until Thursday .
Spoknno, Wash., Doo. 13. Edmund
Hanson, nllas II. Larkoe, bolloved to
bo tho loador cf tho gang of counter
foitors operating here, has boon cap
tured. Hanson was a bridge watch
man for tho Groat Northorn. In his
shack wero fouud counterfeiter's molds
aud lottora ordering gold and sliver
bullion. Near by iu a cache in the
rocks many stolon artlolos wore found.
Hanson protosts comploto ignorance. ,
Saloons Were Open Sunday.
Chohnlis, Wash., Doo. 13. Four
Chohalis saloonkeepers pleaded guilty
iu tho superior court to tho chareo ol
kooplug thoir places opon Sunday. Two
Oeutralltt mon havo been convlotod.
All woro fined $30 apioco, and all other
oasos of that uaturo now pending
against them wero dropped.
Passed Raised Bills.
Yanoouvor, B. 0 Doo. 18. Two
Japanese Hanay Sato and Mautoka
Hamaguohi. weio arrostod this morn
ing, charged with uttering raised bills.
A number of raised bills havo beou in
circulation hero, iu each caso tho ut
teror, a Jnpaneso, olalming that no
was tho iuuocontrooipicnt of tho raised
iit . ..it.mii n I
notes from a iohow.uu"j
Dewet and Knox Still Fighting.
London. Doo. 13. - Tho Evening
Standard says that tho battle between
General Kuox aud General Dewet con
tiuues. and that tho forces exchanged
ground incessantly. Lack of doflnito
information is said to bo duo to the at).
fi0uoo of telegraphic communicat on
lth tho scouo of action. Wh lo the
m. I. n.nBfc mtlceiit on the sub
I loot, there aro Indications that tho offl
'cials havo rouelvod nowa auggostlng
I oouslderablo British success.
WOULD NOT HONOR IT.
Requisition Tor an Indiana Man Turned Down
By the Governor of Colorado,
Indlannpolla, Doo. 12. Governor
Mount today rocolvod word that Gov
ernor Thomas, of Colorado, has refused
to honor a requisition from Indiana for
the roturn of Clifton Oxmnn, of Prince
ton, Ind., nccusod of defrauding, in a
roal estato deal, J. Mayer Groeno, of
Chicago. A special from Denver say
tho Indiana sheriff had Attorney-General
Cainpboll, of Colorado, Inspeot tho
papors nnd they woro declared legnl.
Afterward, it ia BtatoJ, Governor
Thomas had a consnltnt'on with Mr.
Campboll, and tbon nnuouncod that
tho papors woro not mado out in tech
nical form, nnd this, taken in connec
tion with tiio attitude of Govornor
Mount, of Indiana, in refusing to honor
Govornor lieckham's requisition for
tho return to Kentucky of W. 8. Tay
lor, who is now living in Indiann,
nnd who wai wanted in Kentucky, he
said would cause him to refueo tho re
quisition. Governor Thomas, it is
stated, nt tho enmo tlmo, said that
sovoral other governors had, ho bo
llovod, dooidod to take similar steps re
garding Govornor Moant. Tho matter
lias created considerable comment.
Governor Mount, whon told tonight
of Govornor Thomas' action, slid ho
was surprised at It. "Thoro may ba
something political in this matter," ho
said, "but I am surprised that Gov
ernor Thomas rosoits p any so-called
procedent in his action on the requisi
tion. Ho cites my action in the Ken
tucky cases as a procedent, which ho
ays he is inullned to follaw. I con
sidered no procodent when I refused
tho Kentucky requisition. I did so be
causo I did not believe tho men could
get a fair trial in their own state.
Governors do not as a rule resort to
pecedents in acting on such questions.
Each stands on Its own morits."
EIGHT PERSONS DROWNED.
Iron Ore Barge Went to the Bottom During a
Storm on Lake Erie.
Erio, Pa., Deo. 12. In tho midst
of one of the most bitter gales that
over swept Lake Erio tho iron ore
bargo 8. H. i'ostei, in tow of the Iron
Duke, went to the bottom at 4 o'clock
this morning 10 miles ott Erio, and
eight persons weio drowned.
Tho Foster was ono of the fleet of
James Corrigan, of Cleveland, and for
two months baa been running from Da
luth to Erio witli iron ono. Her cargo
consisted of 1,500 tons of ore. Captain
Ashley, of the Iron Duko, mado Erio
Government Cotton Crop.
Now York, Dec. 12. A story to the
offeot that tho government cotton crop,
which will bo made public tomorrow,
has been offered to certain cotton brok
ers in this city in advance, received
corroboration today. Frank B. Guest,
head of a cotton commission house,
said tonight that advance information
was offored to him Saturday. Ho im
mediately notified President Hubbard,
of tho cotton oxcliange. The latter
askod for a dotailed statement, which
was given, and this is to bo used as a
baeis for federal investigation. Presi
dent 'Hubbard said tonight that ho
would go to Washington without delay
and place the entire matter before tho
To Amend Laws.
Washintgon, Deo. 12. Representa
tive Jones, of Washington, is seeking
to amend the pension laws by lifting
from tho soldiers the necessity of prov
ing that tho disability for which they
seek pensions did not exist prior to
their enlistment. His bill on this sub
ject provides that in all cases whero
tho services of a soldier were accepted,
and he was mustered into the anny, no
further questions should be asked con
cerning his physical condition prior to
enlistment. In many cases the soldier
of the Civil war has boon prevented
from securing a pension because of bis
inability to prove that his disability
did not exist prior to his enlistment.
Hospital for Lumbermen.
Eugono, Or., Deo. 12. Arrange
meuts havo been mado whereby the
Uooth-Kelly Lumber Company will
provide a hospital iu Eugene for tho
benefit of tho workmon who may at
any time bo taken sick or injured.
The employes will pay monthly dues
for the support of tho institution, aud
when any of them requires medical or
surgical tieatment he will receive it
without further cost. A contract has
been mado with Drs. Paluo nnd Kuy
kendall for professional services and
modioiuos for a your. They will eeleot
a suitablo building and have tho hos
pital ready to leceivo patients by tho
first of January.
All Credit Due America.
St. Petersburg, Doc. 12. The Novoo
Vremya, in an article evidently in
spired, roferring to tho recent dis
patches from Dr, Morrison, in Pekin,
to tho London Times, saying all the
crodit for eecuriug Boftouod tonus is
given by tho Chinese to the Itussians,
"Tho orodlt for the existing ontoute
roally bolougs to America. .England
begrudges President MoKinloy his just
prostigo because ho has omphaslod
America'", friendship for Itusaia."
Fire at Sllverton, Or.
Firo at Silvortou caused a loss of
$12,000. Incendiarism is suspected,
two men being under arrest. A firo
engine was sont from Portland to the
relief of tho town.
Th British Uncencerned.
The British show llttlo interest in
Argument in tho Nooly caso was bo
gun before tho United Satos supreme
ill MI DILL
It Was Passed by the House in
WAS NOT TEN MINUTES OF DEBATE
Legislative, Executive and" Judicial Appropria
tion Bill, Carrying Over $24,000,000,
Went Through Unchallenged
Washington, Doc. 12. The first of
the great supply bills, tho legislative,
exooutive and judicial appiopriation
bill, was passed by the houso in record
tlmo. Tho fiill carres $21,400,808,
ind has 131 pages, but there was less
than 10 minutes dobate upon it. It
required about three hours for the
clerk to read the hill. No other busi
ness was transacted.
Today under tho rules belonged to
tho District of Columbia committeo,
but, owing to tho desire of tho leaders
to procood with tho appropriation bill,
district day was postponed until a week
from tomorrow. Bingham (Hop. Pa.),
who was in charge of tho measure,
mado ii preliminary statement of its
contents. Doth parties in the rocent
campaign, Singham said, pledged them
selves to economy and retrenchment.
Tho pending bill tho first of the big
monoy billb was a stop in that direc
tion. Kobinson (Dem. Ind.) expressed the
opinion that if retrenchment were de
sired, a provision bo inserted in the
bill to out off the 30 days' sick leave
in addition to the 80 days' leave now
allowed to clerks in tho oxectutive de
partments. Bingham explained that such legisla
tion did not come within the purview
of tho pending bill. The law loft the
question of loavo within the discretion
of tho various hoods of departments.
Kobineon protested that clerks in
the government service outside of
Washington did not receive the same
leave privileges received by thoso here,
and he thought tho unjust discrimina
tion ngainst the former should cease.
An amendment providing for 12 ad
ditonal temporary clerks to dispose of
the accumulated business in the office
of tho controller of the treasury was
adopted. At the conclusion of the read
ing of the bill, Bingham thanked the
bouse for the confidence shown in the
appropriation committee in allowing
tho bill to go through unchallenged,
and tho bill was tbon passed.
GHIRJQUI COALING STATION.
United States May Purchase the Port From
Washington, Dec. 12. The gunboat
Bancroft sailed today from Colon for
Almirauto bay. It is understood that '
her mission is to look into the advaut t
ages offered by tho port of Chiriqui as
a coaling btation. Tho harbor is capa- j
ble of floating the cntiie fleet of ana
tion, and the water is deep enough for
the heaviest battle-ship. Approaches,
wero made to the Colombian govern
ment, with a view to learning whether J
it would entertain a prop i tion, to
grant Chiriqui as n coaling station.
At that time, Colombia was not in a '
position to make a definite answer, as 1
the territory, including this harbor, I
bad been in dispute between Colombia
and Costa Rica. The answer, there
fore, was to the efloct that the .grant
could not bo mude while the question
of sovereignty remained open between
tho two countries. Since then, bow
ever, Colombia and Costa Rica have ar
ranged to arbitrate the differences, and
there is a prospect of an early settle
ment of sovereignty. With this point
removed, it is believed that thero will
bo no serious objections from Colombia
or Costa Rica to granting a coaling sta
tion. EXPLOSION IN A TUNNEL
Four Men Lost Their Lives at Aspen, Wyo.
Accumulailoa of Gas the Cause.
Aspen, Wyo., Deo. 12. A disastrous
gas oxpiosion occurred today in the
now railroad tunnel by which four men
, lost thoir lives und several others wero
injured. The tunnel is being built
on the cut-off of the Union Pacific rail-
road between Aspen and Hilllard.
I The explosion was caused by tbo ao-
1 cumulation of gas.
Tho coroner's veridct is "unavoidable
'accident." Twenty ot tho men were
j at work nt tho timo of the explosion.
I It is not known what ignited tbo gas.
Electric lights areuusod throughout the
No Hope for Krugcr.
London, Deo. 12. "Dr. Loyds and
his friends aro smeadini! n report."
' says the Amsterdam correspondent of
tho Daily Ainu, "tnat queen wimei
mlua will iutervono aftoi her marriage.
This is meant to blind tho public to
the real facts, which aro that eho
wroto porsounlly to every European
ruler on Mr. Kruger'a arrival in Eu
rope, and irom two countries nt lenst,
Franco nnd Russia, retoived conditional
promises of help iu the direction of in
tervention, but tho plan failed in Ber
lin." Steel Company Resumes Work.
Lorain. O., Doo. 12. The Lorain
Steel Company resumed work today at
its blooming, converting, finishing and
shapo mills, with more than 8,000 men
employed in tlio entiro plant.
Crashed Into a Handcar.
An eugluo on the Grand Trunk road,
near Iuglewood Junction, Out., crnshod
into n handcar on which woro five sec
tion men going to work. All five were
TRADE IN WINTER GOOD5L
Weather Condition Form a Slight Drawback
Holiday Trade la Excellent.
Brndatroot'a says: There is a qufoUr
tone nnd reduced volume of bunln,,
doing at wholesale in many lines, bat
this is not unusual at this season, anil
is partly balanced by a larger interest
in retail and holiday distribution.
Weather conditions are still a draw
back to the trade in winter-weight
goods, but It is notablo that a bettor
report comet from tho Noithwest than
for some weeks past. Bonthern trad
advices remain good, but retail busi
ness at Eastern morkot is still report
ed backward. In the larger linea of
trade new features aro not numerous.
Textiles are quiet and rather dnll with
agents, pending tho opening of the
spring season. Wool and woolens are
still quiet. Cotton is irregular and
the market is at a balance pending the
publication of tho next government
crop report, which, however, is oxpoct
cd to approximate 9,750,000 bales.
The high coat of raw cotton has not yet
been equalled by the advance in manu
factured goods. A hopeful feature tnis
' week was the taking of n large lot of
I brown cottons for export for Cbina.
1 Tho higher trend of values in Novem
j ber has boen duplicated in the first
I week of December, and cereals, long;
I baokward in this respect, bavo led tn
advance which, however, has not ber
A better report comes from the flour
milling industry, but the demnd l
hardly what was expected.
Sugar is higher for raws, but the re
fining branch presents the old appear
ance of irregularity, and another price
war is foreshadowed.
Failures for tho week number 214,
against 184 last week.
Canadian failures number 27, a
against 28 last week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, 2o.
Lettuce, hot house, $1 por orate.
Potatoes, new. $10.
Beets, per Back, 85c$l.
Tnrnliw. nor sack. SI. 00.
Carrots, per sack, 60c
Parsnips, per sack, $1.25.
Cucumbers 40 50c.
Cabbage, native and California,
ljc per pounds.
Butter Creamery, 80c; dairy, 18
22c; ranch, 18o pound.
Poultry 12c; dressed, 14c; 8711112-,
13 15c turkey, 13c.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $14.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $25;
feed meal, $25.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.30;
blended straights, $3.25; California.
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
-flour, $3.25; rye flour, $3.804.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $14.00;
shorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beel
steers, price 7c; cows, 7c; mutton
7; pork, 8c; trimmed, 0c; veal, 9
Hams Large, 13c; small, 13j;
breakfast bacon, 12c; dry salt aides.
Wheat Walla Walla. 6454jo;
Valley, nominal; Bluestom, GGopot
Flour Beat grades, $3.40; graham,
Oats Choice white, 45o; choice
gray, 42o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15.60 brew
ing, $16.60 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $16.60 ton; mid
dlings, $21; aborts, $17; chop, $lGpex
Hay Timothy,$12 12.50; clover,$7
0.50; Oregon wild hay, $07perton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 505Sc;
Eggs 8O0 per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Yonng America, 14c; new cheeee 10c
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.76
3.60 por dozen; 'hens, $4.00; springs,
$2.003.50; geeae, $0.008.00 doz;
ducks, $3.505.50 per dozen; turkeys,
live. Ilo per pound.
Potatoes 5065o per sack; sweets.
lKo per pouna.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75o;
per aack; garlic, 7o per pound; catb
bago, lao per pound; parsnips, 85c:
onions, $1.75; carrots, 76o.
Hops Now crop, 1314o per
Wool Valloy, 1314o por pound;
Eastern Oregon, 1012o; mohair, 25
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wothere
and ewes, 3)jo; dresaed mutton, 0
7o por pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.76;
light and feeders, $5.00; dressed.
!f5.000. '25 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.604.00;
cows, .fy.00O3.D0; dressed beef, 6
7o por pound.
Veal Large, 00jo; small, 7&
80 per pound.
San Francisco Market
Wool Spring Nevada, 11013a per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 1014o; Val
loy, 15 17o; Northorn, 010o.
Hops Crop, 1000, 1317o.
Butter Fancy creamery 20(a20jsjo;
do seconds, 25c; fancy dairy, 22
?3o; do seconds, 21o per pound.
Eggs 8tore, 40o; fanoy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $16.60 &
10 50; bran, $13,00(213.50.
not Bonornlly bolloyoU.
Statos to Italy.