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JLKB W. linNllYi F.dltor iinl Prop'r.
COTTAGE GROVE. . . .OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Comprehensive Review of tho Import
ant Happenings of tho Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Mott
Likely to Prove Interesting.
Gormany, though Its claims are
clear, i wili ng 10 Mml0u,6 vono-
Tho now army staff bill, It passed,
inent of lioneral Miles.
Italy hsa takon a band In tho Vene
zuelan affair and has demanded tho
same treatment as England and Ger
many. Goal shortage In Nebraska Is canning
intonso raftering, aggravated by the
cold wcatlior prevailing
throughout tho state.
A Joint resolution has been Intro
duced in congress changing tho term of
prosidont, making the term begin at
noon April 30, instead of March 4.
Tho president has appointed Lloyd
Grlscom, Jr., now minister to Persia,
to bo minister to Japan. Ho baa also
selected Richmond Pearson, of North
Carolina, at present consul general at
Teheran, Persia, to succeed .Mr. lNS'
Tho announcement is mxdo that Mar
coni has anothor invention, which ho
expects will staitls tho world. Ho
wilt not formally announco it until the
wireless experiments are completed,
which he says will bo before the end of
Spain Is trying to buy warships from
Tho first bl lizard of the winter has
swept Iowa and Nebraska.
Ico- forming on tho "third" rail ol
tho Now York elevated roads has stop
ped all trains.
The Venezuelan gunboats captured
by Germany and Great Britain are
now manned by British fallow.
A Rock Island passenger train was
wrecked by a broken rail near Terr ill,
Tex., and tho engineer and fireman
Fire deatioyod a five story building
at Scranton, Fa., in which was located
a wholesale grocery firm. The loss will
amount to $175,000.
An automatic machine has been in
vented that will clean more salmon
than seven men. It will revolutionize
the salmon canning Industry.
Tho dock laborers strike in Mar
seilles, France, continues unbroken.
Tho streets are now patrolled by troops
and riots are ol freqnent occurrence.
Ice in Lake St. Clair clogged the in
take pipes for Detroit's water supply
so seriously that many factories were
compelled to shut down temporarily.
General MlIeAwill visit the German
Tho reciprocity treaty with Cuba has
The California end of the Pacific
cable has been laid.
Negro voters of Alabama have formed
a colored Republican party.
Three men lost their lives in a coal
mine accident at Wllkesbarro, Fa.
Secretary Hitchcock has 'suspended
all timber land entries in the Pacific
The cold wave continues in New
York and suffering is intense on account
of the lack of coal.
FInloy Poter Dunne, of "Mr. Dooley"
fame, was married in New York to
Miss Margaret Abbott.
Fire at Worcester, Mass., caused a
property loss of $250,000. About a
dozen firemen were injured.
One of the coal operators called to
testify before the commission stated
that his company received about (2.50
per ton for coal.
It is stated that President Castro has
asked United States Minister Bowen to
act as arbitrator in the controversy
with Great Britain and Gormany.
The pojtoffices at Castle Rock, Wash ,
Nez Perce, Rathdrum, Band Point and
Shoshone, Idaho, and Moro and Mt.
Angel, Oregon, have been placed in the
The senate rejected the proposal to
admit Chinese to Hawaii.
Vice Governor Wright wants a lower
tariff for the Philippines.
Senator Hanna says bo does not want
the presidency and will not rnn for it.
It is thought likoly that Governor
Talt will succeed Judge Bhiras on the
Charles T.Yerkes, the capitalist, Is a
strong advocate ol the labor union as
organized In the United States.
There is much piracy being practiced
In the waters adjacent to the Philip
pines. The small craft only are preyed
The Indian appropriation hill before
the house carries more than $ 1,000,000
less than tho appropriation for the
present fiscal year.
Thirteen anarchists were arreBted in
Rome after a desperate struggle. The
police surprised them at a meeting
while they were in the act of taking an
oath with poniards to assassinate King
A civil war is in progress in Morocco.
China will increaso its standing
Secretary Blmw proposes to remit the
duty on tea in bond.
It is the plan of tho trusts to defeat
Koosevelt for renomination.
Secretary Root lias recommended the
laying cf an oil-American cable to
Tho crown prince of Gormany will
probably visit the United States at tho
time of the St, Louis fair.
Hops still continue to raise in price,
but big consumers are holding their
ordora In hopes of a decline.
MRS. ORANT I) HAD.
Widow of Warrior President Succumb
(to Heart Failure.
Washington Dec. 15. Mrs. Ulyrsos'
8. Grant died at lior residence In tliia
city at 11:17 o'clock Sunday night.
Death was duo to heart (allnro, Mrs.
Grant having suffered for years from
valvular disease of tba heart, which
was aggravated by a severe attack of
bronchitis. Her ago prevented her
I rallying from tho attacks, llor daugh-
tor, Nellie Grant Sartorls, waa tho only
rtn ..i... children with her at tho time
" I of hor death, her threo pons,
' boon summoned here, all b
, . . h hlM,
being out of
, tho city. There also wcro present at
Rosemary Sartoris, a grand daughter;
Dr. lllihop, one of tho attending physi
cian., and two trained nurses. Death
Oimo peacefully, tho sufferer retaining
consciouncss practically to mo onu.
Julia Dent Grant was born January
an jgon gi,0 wag carried to U
ntAtlt Aucust 22. 1S4S
Four children were born to liei
threo sons. Frederick Dent, Ulysses,
Jr.. 'ninT Jesse, and one daughter,
Tho remains of Mrs. Grant will bo
deposited in the tomb at Riverside
park, New York, where thore ol her
husband now repose. Whether they
will betaken there immediatel or thU
ceremony postponed for a tlrno could
not bo arcertalned tonight.
OROAT FIR 12 IN OHIO TOWN.
Sheet Steel Company's Mills Burned at
a Lots ol $l,0OO,0OO.
Canal Dover, O., Dec. 10. The corru
gating mills, tho paint shop, the store
room and the building containing the
four mills on the west side of the
American sheet steel company's mills,
were burned to the ground hero last
night, and the company is confronted
with a loss of over $1,000,000, nearly
(760,000 is finished produet and the re
mainder in buildinss and machinery.
A strong wind was blowing over the
burning pile toward the offices and tho
machino shon. rear that mere, too,
might be doomed caused a call for help
to be sent to New Philadelphia. Tho
fire engines from that city rendered
good service. The offices, machine
shops, galvanizing department and the
mills on the east side are all mat re
main of this great paint.
The loss is partially covered by in
surance. A dozen railway cars sianu-
ing at tracks were consumed.
REOROANIZB CONSULAR FORCE.
Bill to Classify and Provide for Examina
tion of Applicants.
Washington, Dec. 10. A bill has
been introduced in the house by Repre
sentative Adams, of Pennsylvania, to
provide for the reorganization of the
consular service of the United States.
Provision is made for the classification
of consuls general and consuls, specify
ing the number and salary of each
class, and for the examination of ap
plicants and those now In trio service
Of the latter, those who fail to pass are
to be dropped, but none can be called
for examination witbin six months of
the day of thi passage of the bill.
Consuls general and consols may be
transferred by the president from one
place to another of the fame class.
Special examinations are provided for
those who may bo rent where the
United States exercises extra territorial
Naval Training Station on Lake's.
Washington, Dec. 16. Secretary
Moody has transmitted to congress the
report of the naval board, headed by
Admiral Taylor, which was created to
select a site for a naval training sta
tion on the great lakes. The report
v4.rwimman.la (fiat li u elaffnn 1 ra t ... I
on Lake Jilcwgan, ueiow lauiuue ,
- ..... ..
43:30, and asks for an appropriation of
eoKti nnn tn h .ho i.n.i .nH ,wt
tho station, leaving tho exact location
to be determined later by the board.
Secretary Moody approved the report
and points out that an immeUate ap-
propriation will prevent the raising of
Union Men May Picket.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 16. Judge
Carter, in the supreme court today,
issued an order restraining 20 nnlon
men by name from gathering at the
plant of the Drop Forge company,
where a strike has been on for several
months, for the purpose of intimidat
The court refused to interfere with the
ing men who wanted to go to work
peaceful picket, which he held to be
legal. The order Is a modification ot a
former decision, which restiained the
entire union from gathering at the
Blizzard Sweeps Ohio.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 10. A heavy
fall of rain and sleot last night was fol
lowed today by a sudden drop in ten
perature, a furious northeast gale and
driving snow. Toward noon the storm
reached tho proportions of a blizzard,
resulting in the demoralization of tele
phone and telegraph service in all di
rections. Serious delay was experi
enced by tbe trolley lines in moving
traffic. Reports Indicate that tbe storm
is gene al throughout tbe lower lake
Fatal Wreck In Missouri.
Kansaa City, Mo., Dec. 10, A spec
ial to tho Star from Bucklln, Mo., says
a serious wreck occurred on the Hanni
bal & St, Joseph railroad tonight at 0
o'c ock. A local freight was wrecked
four miles we6t o( Bucklln. A steam
wrecker was sent from Bloomfleld. The
wrecker and engine went through tho
bridge nt Yellow creek. Fivo men were
killed and one other fatally injured and
half a dozen others seriously hurt.
All are railroad employes.
Contract far Rapld-FIre duns.
Washington, Dec. 16. General
Crozior, chief of ordinance, has award.
ed a contract for the manufactuie of 30
15-pound rapid fire guns and mounts
to the Bethlehem steel works at its bid
of $ 3,030 for guns and mounts. The
only other bid received was from the
American & British ordnance company
at a slightly highor figure.
NEWS OF OREGON
ITFMS OP INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS
OP TUB STATE.
High Water Damages Eugene Woolen
Mitt-Minnesota Colony to Locate In
Lane Count)- Ingram Want Legist
lature to Aid Hlm-Oregon Odd Pel
Iowa Celebrate 50th Anniversary.
Frco delivery of mail will commence
In Albany March 1, 1003.
An Odd Fellows lodga has bean In
stitnted at Duikeo, Kaatcrn Oregon
There are about 30 members.
Probably the largest shipment of
wool ever made from Independence at
one tlrno occurred last week. II. A
Douty shipped direct to Boston 120,000
pounds of ool. Tho shipment made
up almost 10 freight cars.
Tho Linn county Jail walls will bo
lined with three-sixteenths inch steel
tdatca. Tho celllmt will also lie cov
ered with a network of steel bars
Theso Improvements to tho Jail havu
been mado necessary by numerous jail
breaks In the past two years.
For weeks tboro has been a systematic
hunting of reservoir sites throughout
Kastvrn Oregon. It has developed that
when the government committee gets at
its work in this arid region it will find
evory available rcsorvolr site takon by
some ono who has an eyo to business
A party consisting of about 40
Swedes and Norwegians have left Pen
dleton to join a larger party In the
East, and at New lork they wilt all
sail tor Kuropo. After a visit to their
old homes the excursionists will return
and expect to bring many of their
friends and relatives with them.
The now Oregon code, compiled by
Judge C. H. Bellinger and W. W.
Cotton, has been issued. This codo
was authorized by the last legislature
and will hereafter bo used in the courts
in place of the codes heretofore In use.
Ono thousand copies will bo delivered
to tho secretary of state.
There Is a movement on foot to di
vide the Eighth judicial district, con
sistlng of Baker, Umatilla and Wallowa
counties, into two districts. Union
and Wallowa will constitute one, and
Baker county will be constituted
judicial district by itself, if the plan
is carried out. The reason for the
change is that tho district Is so popu
lous that there is too much for one
judge to do.
A slight earthquake shock was felt
at Grants Pats last Saturday.
Local meat dealers of La (Irande
will establish a first-class packing
A colony of Minnesota farmers are
negotiating for 30,000 acres of land In
The warm and heavy rains of last
week have raised the Rogue river to
the highet stage it has known for years
A two davs farmers . lnstituta. wi
held ar LVwIavltfe, folk county, this
wrefc. A good attendance was out and
deep interest manifested.
Governor-elect Chamberlain is at
work on bis inaujmal address. It will
not be a long document, but will make
a general survey oi state affairs. He
favors protection for public lands, flat
salaries and a liberal appropriation for
tho Lewis and Clark exposition.
Fire destroyed the planing mill of
W. D. Flue, at Rainier. Loss on
building and contents, $28,000, par
tially covered by insurance.
Frank S. Ingram, who was shot while
Tracy and Merrill were making their
escape frou the penitentiary, and who
lost his leg as a result, and has since
been pardoned by the governor, Is cir-
imlaf in it a nff if inn ualr f nr. w! Ipnm Inn
, -" " ':" ,
legislature 10 esiaunsii mm in a small
busines? whereby he may be able to
make tot himself a living.
The 50th anniversary of the organize-
Hon of the first Odd Fellow lodge in
Oregon was held in Salem December 0
There was a large number of members
from all parts of the state present
Tbe exercises were presided over by
Silas J. Day, past grand master, 1868
The high water caused considerable
damage to the woclen mill in Eugene,
and waB sulllcient to scare tbe propriet
ors regarding the prospect of what
might happen if the water should go
four feet higher, as it sometimes does.
The machinery bai been thrown' pretty
badly out of true
Wheat WallaWalla, 71372c; blue.
stem 7P80c: valley, 74c.
Barley Feed, $23,60 per ton; brew'
Flour Best grade, 3.60(33.00; grab,
Mlllstufls Bran, $10.00 per ton;
middlings, $23.60; shorts, $19.50;
Oats No. 1 white, $1.1501. 17K;
gray, $1.12M1.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $10U; clover,
$0.00; cheat, $S9 per ton.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 6 0(3 80c
per sack; ordinary, 60055c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $1,750
$2 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00(3
4.26; per pourd, 10c; hens, $44.60 per
dozen; per ponnd, 10a; springs, $3.00
3.60 per dozen; fryers, $2.5093.00;
broilers, $2.002.60; ducks, $5.00(3
6.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 13c,
dressed, loc; geese, io.uuqu.du.
Cheese Fnll cream, twins 16K
16c; Young America, 16$17.
factory prices, llju less.
Butter Fancy creamery, 3032)c
per pound; extras, 30o; dairy, 20
22Mc; store, 16(318.
Eggs 2530o per dozen.
Hops Now crop, 2320o per pound.
Wool Valley, 12H16o; Eastern
Oregon, 814Mo; mohair, 2828c.
Beef Gross, cows, 3Sie per
pound; steers, 4c; diessed, fl7c.
Mutton Gross, 8c per ponnd;
Lambs Gross, 3Ko per pound;
Hogs Gross. 6M&6ie per ponnd
VENEZUELANS ARE ARMIN0.
Troop and Ouna Sent to La Uuayra and
La Gnayra, Vonciuela, Dec. 13. Tho
British cruiser Indefatigable arrived
bora at 0 o'clock this owning from
Quanta, tho port of Barcelona, whoro
alio Is belloved to havo boon In search
of tho Venezuelan gunboat Rottuardori
The Germnn cruiser Vlnota -mid tho
British cruiser Retribution left horo nt
0 o'clock this evening. It Is supposed
they havo on board Venezuela' answer
to tbe domnnd ot tho foreign (lowers,
which arrived from Cnracnaonn special
at 2 o'clock.
What Is tor mod an Inopportuno dem
onatratiou and tho strange method re
sorted to is tho remittance to tho Vene
zuelan foreign minister of tho donianda
ol (.treat Britain and Germany, which
aro freely criticised here.
The government has sent 2,000 men
and 18 guns from Caracas to reinforce
tho garrison at La Gnayra Theso
troops aro camped at Cuaracutl, dla
taut one hour from La Guayra. All
day and all night ammunition has been
carried to Fort Lavigita, which crowns
tho harbor, and preparations aro being
mado to resist tho loroiirn forces.
Volunteera to tbe number ol 020
men, all from 1a Gnayra, havo been
armed today, and moro are requesting
arms. It la asserted hero that tho
government can find sufllclont men to
resist the foreign forces, as the move
ment is popular. Everywhere ono
meets all classes and conditions carry
ing Mauser rifles.
Tho news of the capture nt Port-of.
Spain, Trinidad, ot the Venezuelan
gunboat Bolivar by tho British cruiser
Charybdis was communicated to I'rcnl
dent Castro by a representative of tho
Associated Press. Tho event caused
Tho president has called on all Vene
zuelan citizens between tho agos ot 18
and 60 to take up arms In tho defense
of the country.
PAY OP COMMISSIONERS.
Senate Decides on a Lump Sum for Each
of the Strike Arbitrators.
Washington, Dec. 13. Tho senato
late yesterday afternoon passed, with
several amendments, the bill fixing
the compensation of tho authraclto
coal strlio commission, and it now
iroos to conference. Sentimont wa
strongly in favor of allowing tho mom
bora of tho commission who aro not
employes of tho government a tump
sum for thoir service, and after much
debate $4,000 was settled upon as tho
pmpor amount, thna taking the matter
out of the hands ol the president.
i-everal other amendments wore
adopted, fixing the expenses ot tho
commissioners and the assistant record
era at $10 per day, and leaving the
question of the amount of salary of the
assistant record -rs and employes to tho
commission. Tbe name ol tho com.
mission was changed to "Anthracite
Coal Strike Arbitration."
An amendment hv Iiantnl nf Vlr
eTrila. intend I to prohibit officers In
tbe civil or military branches ot tho
government from serving on commls
sions or performing duties othor than
called for by law, provoked a lengthy
discussion, and in response to appeals
of Allhon and Hoar was finally with
drawn. At 2 o'clock the statehood
hill came np and there was a brhk ex
change between Quay, who favi-ri tbe
omnibus bill, and senators who oppose
It. Quay and Bate said they woro
road v to vote. Boverldge, Lodge, Hale
and others protested against pressing
the bill so soon alter It was reported,
and it went over until Moi day.
Paris Exhibit at St. Louis.
Paris. Dec. 13. The prefect of tho
Seine has submittod to" the municipal
council a memorial on the advantages
to be gained by a liberal representation
of Paris at tbe St. Louis exposition,
and asking for an appropriation of S30,.
000, which it is expected tbe council
will grant. The memorial points out
the Franco-American character of the
exposition and urges a Parisian repre
sentation which will exceed In its
artistic nature that ot tho Chicago
People Turn on Ladrones.
Manila, Dec. 13. Senor Daniol,
governor of Rizal province, Luzon, has
abandoned tho maintenance of zones ot
reconcentration in his district, which
were established to prevent the Indroncs
from receiving supplies. The people
have promised to assist the poliro and
constabulary in the campaign against
tho ladrones, and Governor Daniel has
agreed to give them a chanco. Many
ladrones have already been arrested,
and tbe plan of co-operation promises
to bo a success.
Build Up Japan's Navy.
Tokio. Japan, Dec. 13. The ques
tion of Japan expanding her navy is
still unsettled, though It Is said to bo
obliged, as part of tho secret conditions
attacned to tho conclusion of the Anglo
Japanese alliance. Marquis Ito, tho
ex-Premier, Is taking a deop Interest In
the matter, and la endeavoring to com
promise the difficulties among the po
litical parties with a view to effecting
tbo expansion without having recourse
to tho continuance of tho land tax.
Accept the doldiboro.
Washington, Dec. 18. Robert T.
Piatt, of Portland, representing the
receivers of tho Wolff & Zwicker ship
building company, called on Secretory
Moody todoy In company with Sonator
Simon, for the purposo of inducing the
department to accept the torpedo boat
Goldsboro for tho unpaid balanco of
$20,000. Ho urged that, as the Golds
boro now makes as great speed as other
vessels of that same plan, 28,1 knots,
It should bo acceptable to tho govern
ment. Diamonds Stolen from Hotel.
Chicago, Dec. 13, Mrs. Charles II.
Blackmail, a wealthy widow residing
In the Konwood hotel,' has boon iobbod
of $0,000 worth of diamonds, The
Jewels woro taken from hor room in tho
hotel In daylight, and while uio par.
lor, a short distance away, was filled
with people, Thore is no clew to tho
TREATY IS SIGNED
TERMS OP RECIPROCITY ARRAN0KD BY
DIPLOMATS AT HAVANA.
Must Now lie Approved by United States
and Cuban Senates Uniform Reduc
tion of 10 Per Cent, With Specials
by Each Country on Many Products
No Further Changes Likely.
Havana, Dec 13. A definite treaty
of commercial reciprocity between Cuba
and tho United States was signed nt 11
o'clock last night by General Bliss and
becrotarlea Zatdo and Moutrs. It lacks
only tho signatures of Secretary Hay
and Senor Quesada, and tho approval
ot tho United States and Cuban senates
to mako It operative.
Although tbo treaty provide for
uniform reduction of 20 per cent from
tho present tariff charges on Cuban
products entering tho United States, a
parallel list of products has boon drawn
up In which Is sot forth tho reduction
on each Itoni mado by Cuba and tho
United bttteB respectively. It Is Im
possible now to mako any material
change in this list.
HAY HURRIES COLOMBIA.
Calls for Quicker Action In Panama Canal
Washington. 1W. 15. At dm l,
stance ol Secretary Hay, Dr. Ilerran,
Uolomblan rhnren il'jiiTairna. ratlin. I i
the stato department to discuss tho
canai ireaiy negotiations, that the roc
rotary might bo ablo to report tbo exact
status ot tho canal situation to tho cab
inet. Dr. Ilerran was unablo to give
tho secretary Jiy reply from the Bogota
government as to tho price which
Colombia will accept for tho lease.
It was explained to Dr. Ilerran that,
in viow oi mo many othor wolahty d a.
lomattc matters pressing for attention
at thin time. Ami thn vrnwlni. Imn,.
tlenco at tho capltol at tho delay in the
conclusion or mo canal convention, I in
mcdlato action by tho Bogota govern
mnnt wrh lmiwrat!v.
Dr. Ilerran today cabled the foreign
office at Bogota tho wlahns of tho stato
department, and called attention to
serious complications that may arise
out of tho Venezuelan situation.
BANK R011DCRS OIO HAUL.
They Capture $30,000 In New Mexico and
Escape to the Mountalas.
St. Louis, Doc. 16 A special to tbe
uiobo-iiemocral from Santa Fo, rf. M.,
A repnit reached Santa Fo late this
ttcrnoon that the privato bank of Hills.
boro, Sloirn county, was hold up by
robbers, whn escaped with considerable
booty, as but a short time before cattle
men hail depoaitod $30,000.
The deed was dono in broad daylight,
The robbers mado tor the northern
part of the county. After midnight
three men were heard galloping at a
flirloua rata through l"lwlawt o-mlnln
camp, and wore headed for tho Black
itange. A sheriff's posse is la pursuit
Tho bank is owned by Pennsylvania
capitalists, and is doing a largo bual
ness. Hlllsboro la off tho railroad line.
tbe nearest point being Lako Valley, a
number of miles to tho north. Thcro
Is no telegraphic communication.
MEXICO IS INTERESTED.
Watching to See How Far the Monroe
Doctrine Will Reach.
City of Mexico, Dec. 15. El Impar
clal, the Liberal newspaper, in discuss
ing tho Venezuelan troubles, see in the
attitudo of Germany and England an
attempt to try how far reaching is tho
shadow, for some threatening, for
others protecting, of the Monroe doc
trine. Therefore all eyes are now
turned toward tho capltol at Washing
ton, for tho situation may perhaps bo
romo very difficult for the American
Tho. Mexican Herald says that blood
Is thicker than water for tho Latins as
well as for tho Anglo-Colts, and that
Latin America looks on at tho present
crisis with anxiety.
New Minister to Japan.
Washington, Dec. 16, Secretary Hay
has received a cablegram from John
Barrett, dated Calcutta, stating that he
regarded it his duty to continue his
connection with tho St. Louis expos!
Hon, and, therefore, declining tho Ja-
daneso mission, which had been ton
pered him. It Is understood that Lloyd
Grlscom, Jr , now minister to Persia,
who was chargo d'affaires at Constant!
noplo, and in that capacity did much to
effect a settlement oi uio American
claims, will be the successor to tho late
New Government Buildings.
Washington, Doc. 16. Tho house
committee on public buildings and
ifrnTin.Is ronorted favorably the bill an
proprlatlng $7,000,000 to purchase a
site lor a court oi justice uuuuing tor
the accommodation of tbe supremo
court of tbe United States, the dopart
mni nf limtlrA. national law library
and international tribunals. Tho com-
mlttim also ronortod tho bill, which
passed the senate, carrying $2,500,000
for tho construction of a new depart
ment of airlculturo building, but cut
tho limit to $1,500,000.
Silver Issue In Mexico.
Mexico City. Doc. 15. The sllvor
question continues to be ono of tho
irreat tonics oi puuuo uiscussion. it is
now certain that the silver miners and
farming classes will mako common
cause against the adoption of tha gold
standard. Meantime all prlcos are bo-
Ina raised, and thore Is much anxiety
among the middle classes, especially
waco earners and salaried men. trie
cost of living is considered to bo out of
proportion to incomes.
French Banks Loslnr Deposits.
Now York. Doc. 16. Tho with
drawals from the savings hanks, cays a
Paris dispatch to tho Times by way ol
London. In the last 10 days havo
amounted to $2,000,000, as against
tKOO.OOO donoslted In the banks. Since
tho beginning of the year tho with
drawals have oxceoded the deposits uy
TUMULT IN CARACAS.
British and Germans Arrested, Houses
Stoned, Flags Burned.
Wlllomttadt, Curacao, Doa. 12.
There was a great patriotic demonitra
tlon In Caracas last night when the
imws arrived that tho British mid (lor
man warships had so I tod tho Venu
xuulan war vessels at Im Gunyrn
Ciowdl quickly gathered and paraded
tho streets ot the capital, displaying
banners and singing patriotic songs.
Violent speeches were delivered at van
lous points, Tho populace marched to
tha palnco of President Castro, who
nddreisod thorn. Tho mob thou moved
on to tho German legation, shouting!
"Death to the Germanal"
Tho window woro shattered with
stonos and attempts made to force tho
doors, but tho latter resisted those
efforts, and Madamo von Pilgrim
Brtltaxl, tho wlfo ot tho Gorman charge,
who has been III In bod for thu past
two mouths, and therefore could nut
leave Caracas with hor husband, waa
thus saved from violence. Thn crowd
then inarched to tho Gorman consulate
and tha residence of Dr. Koohlor,
again stoning tho windows and at
tempting to form an entrance Tho
pollco mado no effort to disperse tho
Tho excitement was still Intonso
when, at 10 o'clock tonight, tha gov
ernment ordered tho arrest of nil tier
man and English residents. One hour
lator 125 persons prominent In coin
morclal and social life woro crowded to
gether In tho pollen station. All tho
British residents woro arrested exept
Albert A. Cherry, of tho Venezuelan
Central railway, and W. Vi . Wallace,
manager of tho telephone couiutny,
who escaped to a place ol safety.
Ninety-seven German residents woie
arrested, among them the Gorman con
tul, Valentine lllohm, ami Horr Knop,
manager cf thu (Jorman Central rail
road. Ilerr Simmross, chancellor of
tho German legation, was met by tho
police near Bolivar square and arrested.
A in Id crlos of "Death to tho tier
manal" and "Down with tho foreign
erst" tho populace directed Its way to
tho Gorman residential quarter and
gathered outside the Hotel Kllndt and
tho Gorman club, vociferating and ul
torlng Insults. Tho Belgian chargo, F.
S. Goffart, was arrested by mlstaso for
a (Jorman because ol his fair complex
ion. In spite ot his vigorous protests,
lie was taken to the jiollca station,
but was released 10 minute later.
Ou learning these Incidents, United
Slates Minister Bowen and Hocrotary
W. W. Itursell went at once to I'real
dent Castro, and alter a long conference
succeeded in obtaining tho release ol
Dr. Koehler, Madame von Pllgrltm
Baltazzi's physician, and Consul Val
entlno lllohm. Minister Bowen oh
talned the official authorization of the
Venezuelan government to represent
German and British Interests during
Tho government tins placed an em
bargo on the British railroad to Ij
Utmyrn and ilia arruian central rail
road from Caracas to Valencia.
Tho populace Is still greatly excited,
and tha situation Is regarded aa critical
Tho BritUli and Gorman Hags havu
been publicly burned.
HAWAII NEEDS JAPANESE.
Protest Against Educational Test I'rovld
cd In Immigration DHL
Washington, Dec. 12. The lenate
committee on immigration yoatorday
continued Its hearing on tho Immlgra
Hon bill, the first witness being Wil
liam Hayward, representing tho Ha'
walian Sugar Plantors' association and
tho chamber of commerce of Honolulu
Mr. Hayward's objections wcrodiroctod
sololy to the educational test require
ments of tho bill. This teat, ho said,
would keep out of Hawaii tho only
labor it can obtain, and in tlrno would
produco financial ruin. Tho Hawaiian
planters havo tried for years, lie said,
at great oxpeneo to got whlto labor to
work in tho Holds, but without succas.
Japan Is now the only country from
which labor can bo obtained, and tho
educational test would keep out all thu
Colonol Joseph Smollnskl, represent
Ing tho Polish-American Alllanco, also
spoko against the educational tost. Ho
laid there aro almost 5,000,OCO Slavs
in the United Btates, dnd declared that
many Polos who would make excellent
citizens would bo kept ont by oduca
tlonal testa, and their aspirations for
fieodom be stilled.
A. P. Anderson, representing the
American Lino steamship company
took exception to tho amendments ro
cenily made to tho bill imposing flnos
on transportation companies for bring
ing In diseased aliens.
Sulphur Caught Fire.
Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 12. By the
Iznltlon of a packago ot sulphur In a
men's lodging houso here early today,
the occupant of the place narrowly
cscapod death from suffocation. Tho
fumes of the burning stuff filled tho
house, overcoming many of the lodgors
The pollco managed to gropo thoir way
through the smoke anu opened win-
dows, after which tha unconscious men
were carried Into tho open air, where
all were revivod. It Is not known how
the sulphur became Ignltod.
Safe-Robbers at Pocatcllo.
Pocatollo, Idaho, Dec. 12. Tho safo
n the Weatorn Lumber company's
offico was blown up by burglars early
this morning with nitroglycerine, Tho
burglars secured about $60 In monoy
and $76 In chocks, Tho Studebakor
manufacturing company' office and
tbo Ulstllne company's office were also
entered, but as (ha safes at both plaros
were opon and contained no money
nothing was Becurcd nor any damago
done at either place.
Wheat Average Shows Increase.
Washington, Doc. 12, Tho statisti
cian of the department of agriculture
estlmatoB tho newly seeded area of
winter wheat at about 34 ,000,000 acre,
an increase of 6.1 nor cent upon tbo
area estimated to Lave been sown In
the fall of 1001. Tho condition of
winter wheat on December 1 was 00,7.
as compared with 80,7 In 1001; 07.1
In 1000, and a nine-year average oi m.4.
TALES OF WRONGS
MINERS 0IV13 COMMISSION tiVIDENCB
AUAINST MARKLI1 CO.
Mother and Two llojs Struggle Thirteen
Ycara to Pay Debt of JV6-Testl-mony
at Time Was Pathetic, and
Surprising to the Commission Mine
Owners Have Little to Say.
Scranton, Pa,, Deo. 11. Talc of
eviction from house owned by 0. II.
Marklo A Co., the nairatlon of thu
death ol a wlfo aa n result ol an en
force removal from hor homo, and thu
story ot a mother whoso husband was
killed In tho Marklo mines, and of how
thu and hor two boy struggled for
years to pay tho Marklo tho back ront
and coal bill sho owed them, woro tha
principal features of yostorduy'i ses
sion ot the coal strlks commission.
Tho testimony, presented by sonio of
the witness whoso lives are given up
to thu coal mining Industry, wa at
tlrno pathetic, and surprising to the
commlaalonors, who listened to It with
Tho miners this nftomoon concluded
tho calling of wltuessoa against thu
Marklo company, which concern and
tho conditions surrounding It havo
been pronilnontly before tho commis
sioners since last Saturday, In tho
absence ol Samuel Dlrxlnron, ol Phlla
delphla, and George R. Bedfoid, ot
Wllkesburro, attorneys for tho Marklo
company, who are roortod to be un
avoidably absent, only a perfunctory
cross-examination ha Ueu carried ou
by J, II. Torrey, ol Scranton, who I
representing nuothor company before
tbo commission, and who had been
asked to tako care ol tbo interests of U.
II. Marklo A Co. as beat ho could.
Much surprise baa been expressed that
the company liaa nut made groator
efforts to reditu some ot tho seemingly
damaging testimony that has been pro
rented. It Is expected, howover, that
tho company will do so later.
The attorneys! for the iargo coal com-'
pany have nothing to say regarding
tho character ot tho testimony being
presented, but those repreaunting tho
miners aro well pleased.
Mrs. Kato Burns, ol Jeddo, was ono
of tbo witnesses called to tho stand,
and told how tho and hor to boy
worked 13 year to pay oft an accumu
lated house rent and coal bill duo to
tho Marklo company. Shit was ex
amined by Lawyer Harrow, and In
answer to his questions said her hus
band waa an engineer Inside tbo Mar
klo mines. Tho husband wa killed
undor ground, leaving her with four
children, thu eldest of whom was a boy
of eight years. Tho company never
offered Iter a enny, but the employe
gave her about $180 to defray the
funeral uxH)nss. Alter her husband
had been killed sho moved from her
fuurriom houso Into one containing
only two rooms.. ono room alxivu tli
other, and for tha null ls yi-ara thu
struggled a beat she could to got along.
Sho took In washing, scrubbed for
tho nolglitxira, and once In a whllo sho
was given the cleaning uf tbe offices ol
thu Marklo company. During those
Ix years, sho said, she kept her chil
dren at school, and when tbe eldest
child was 14 years eld tho rent him to
the mines to help earn the dally bread.
At tho end ot tbe first month the lad
brought home his wago statement,
showing that tho mother owd $300 fur
tuck rent. The hoy's wages for thn
month had been taken off the bill and
he came homo empty handed Sho
submitted to this and In tho courso of
tlrno hor next boy was old enough to
help earn a living 'and he, too, was
tent to tho colliery. Liko tho older
brother, the second boy received no
pay, hi earnings being deducted for
rent. Tho tears of tho mother on tbe
witness stand woro by till tlrno woll
Ing up and whon she addod that tho
monoy sho carnod for cloanlng the
Marklo offices wa nover given hor, but
was kept by tho company for rent, tho
commissioner looked at ono another
in surprisu. Sho said It took tho throe
of thorn 13 years to mako up tho debt,
tbo mother's earnings from neighbor
being tho principal contribution toward
tho malntonnnco ot tbo family. Tho
debt was cloarod last August. During
tho six year from tho time her hus
band was killed until the time when
tho first boy wont to work tho company
nover asked her for rent.
Teat Washington Hemlock In Manila,
Washington, Doc. 11. On recom
mendation of Senator Foster, the war
department has ordered that sample
of Washington hemlock timber bo car-
riod to Manila aboard the transport
Dir. now loadlmr at Tiivitm In lu
thoroughly tested by forestry and quar
tormaster officer to dstormlne It re
sistance to attacks from antn and it
ability to aland Hm wrnrlmp. Ttin.n
tests are intended to show whether or
not thi lumber i suited for construc
tion purposes in the Philippines.
Barrett Not the Man.
Wnuhlnofnn rVw 11 n,., . ..II
on Secretary Hay the Japanese minis
ter, Kogoro Takahlra, diplomatically
but firmly Intimated that tho appoint
ment of John Barrett as minister to
.Tannn WnllM nnf Itn an nlnn.lnn ,n I.a
imjierlal government at Tokio as that
of somo other man. No formal protest
was filed aealnat Barrett's annnlntmi.nf
but the statements of tho Janancao
mlnlidor wnrs anpli na in Innun n. Mm
- - ...... .. - vu 1 .. , v. ,,v , W II,
for doubt aa to lna meaning,
Pntnl Wreck on the Santa Pc.
Lou A naif-inn. TW 1 1 . I'..-.- ta.4A.
rt- j uvvt a tiui'
eon, a Santa Fo engineer, was Instantly
killed and two firemen were seriously
Inlurod In a heal.mi frnlolit rviliiu
on tho Santa Fo near. Poach Bprlng,
Ariz., yesterday, Both onglnos wero
wrecked and several freight car woro
maaliful. Onlv mMnn, itnlntl. nf tl
wreck aro obtainable
To Pay Cost of Bubonic Plague.
Washington. Dnn. 11. n..lni.
Wllcnx. nf Hnwnll. liaa lntrn.l,,...i
, . . . w .....vx,mvv,, a
bill In the house to nnv Hia fmlnmnni.
rendered by tho Hawaiian legislature
for property destroyed In suppressing
the bubonle plague,