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A. P. rJUTTERSWORTII, Pub.
COTTAGE GROVE . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAV
rj.n.ivhetialve Review of the Import
ant llaonciilnet of tho Pat Week,
Presented In Condensed Form. Most
Likely to Prove Interesting.
An epidemic of diphtheria at Stan
ford university has put 12 Irt tho hos
pital. Topo riiia la trying to secure more
cordial- iclationa between Franco and
Tho British conBiil llnda tho outrages
In Congo Free States fully equal to the
Tho wages of something like 14,000
miners nt lllrmiiuiham. Ala., have
More creditors of Dowlo havo come
to hlsr cbcuo and It la thought lie will
yot como out all right.
Secretary Hitchcock refuses to rein
state Asa B. Thomaa as receiver of tho
La Grande, Oregon, land ollico.
Senator Foster, of Washington, has
Introduced a bill giving tho l'uyallup
IndianB tho right to sell or leaso their
Speaker Cannon gavo tho best house
committeeships to old members, and
Orcogn got only minor positions.
Washington fared but littlo better.
Edward L. Wentz. tho young Thila
dolphin millionaire, who has been
missing since last October, has been
found in a demented conumon wanuer
Ing in tho mountains of Tennessee.
Martial law has been proclaimed at
Cripple Creek, Colo.
An International administration is
proposed for Macedonia.
Herbert Spencer, the famous writer,
is seriously ill in London.
Seven largo creditors of Dowie opposo
tho move to declare mm oanurupi.
Ex-Concressman William M. Spring'
or, of Illinois, and a Democratic leader,
Tho simplest solntion to The Dalles
canal rizht-of-wny muddle appears to
bo purchase by the state of Oregon.
In his annual report Secretary
Moody strongly urges a general staff for
the nnvv. similar to mat at ine neau
of the army.
A forest fire which is raging in the
mountains northeast of San Bernar
dino, Cal., has already destroyed about
6,000,000 leet ol sawed lumoer anu
other property and is not yet extin
guished. Tho loss will reach at least
The submarine boat Fizio has
stranded on tho Virginia coast.
A union of women's clubs has been
formed to oust Senator Smoot.
Emll Roeski, one of the Chicago ban
dits recently arrested, will plead hyp
notism. The two Chilean warships supposed
to have been sold to Japan were pur
chased by England.
Six hundred coolies sailed for China
from San Francisco on the steamer
Lothian a few days ago.
Japan has demanded an answer from
Russia to tho former s latest note
the Manchurian question.
An ex-Cuban official tells the senate
committee that General Wood changed
laws to meet his own ends.
The British cruiser Flora is ashore
on Vancouver island and there is danger
of her being a total wreck.
Although a number of Western sen
ators desire to seo Secretary Hitchcock
removed, President Roosevelt will not
ask him to go.
Dowie will be forced to take tho stand
and give the standing of Zion City
It is claimed his wife took (7,000,000
worth of securities with her to Aus
Dowie. the Zionist leader, has been
forced into bankruptcy.
The United States stands ready to
tender its good offices to effect a settle
ment between Colombia and the new
The Philippine exhibit at tho St,
Louis fair will be an exposition within
an exposition. Forty acres are reserved
for the Islands and every one who has
seen articles from that island expresses
admiration at tho richness of the ex
The secession of Panama from Co
lombia is ro-eclioed in Venezuela and
Guiana, according to a dispatch from
Port of Spain, Trinidad. H is asserted
by one Venezuelan that the opposition
party in Ciudad Bolivar contemplates
imitating i'anamaus and seceding irom
Germany has recognized the new re
public of Panama.
Hotheads at Cartegcna would assass
inate the American consul.
Senator Mitchell will call up the
1005 fair bill early this month.
Snow is general in Great Britain and
all Europe has suffered from a great
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson says
credit for favorable balance ia due the
Tho federal grand jury haa charged
tho Hawaiian legislature with gross
Goneral Brooko has charged General
Wood with inaubordination before the
-China believea Russia Intends to take
military occupation of and seize the
railroad near NIu Chwang.
'Tho United Statea supremo court has
declared valid tho KansaB law making
eight hours a day in public works,
" 'J3x-ofIlcial and others implicated In
this postal frauds by Brlstow strongly
main tain fnnocenco and one has made
efforts to Securo ft "Judicial hearing of
PLAN A RliVOLT.
New Government of Panama Finds Trait
ors In Its Own Camp.
Colon, Dec. 8. Through a letter the
Panama government has discovered
what is alleged to havo been n plot
mmlnst tho life of Gmornl HucrMs,
commander in chief of tho forces of the
republic of Panama, nml an eiiort on
ilm iwtt of n few army officers to per
suade tho garrison at Panama to revolt.
If such a plot really existed, it was
promptly nipped In tho bud by tho np
nrchension this morning nt Panama of
fmir alien! conspirators, who were im
mediately brought under guard to Col
on and shipped hence to Port Limon.
Tho prisoners were all born in tho in
terior of Colombia, and have been upon
tho isthmus for yoais. They were
members of tho Colombian battalion,
which gavo its support to tho new gov
ernment when tho republic was formed,
and which was commanded by General
Hucrtns. They all took the oath ol
allegiance to tho new republic and con
tinued to servo in tno army.
Ono of them la a colonel named Fer
rol, two arc majors, and tho fourth is
tho adjutant of General Hucrtas.
They declare tho charge that tlioy were
engaged in a conspiracy Is tho work of
personal enemies, and that somo Co
lombian who was deported from tho
isthmus immediately after the estab
lishment of tho republic sent a letter
from Port Limon addressed to Colonel
Fcrrol. The communication was writ
ton in terms implicating them in such
a plot. At tho same time, they say,
tho writer advised somo of tho officials
at Fnnama to sccuro and read tho letter
addressed to Colonel Fcrrol before it
was delivered to him.
BILL QOES OVER.
Compromise Has Been Reached on Ship
Washington, Dec. 8. The Post yes
A compromise has lecn reached be
tween tho friends and tho opponents of
the proposed ship-subsidy bill and no
effort was made to pass that measure
during the life of the Fifty-eighth con
Tfie comprom so contemplates legis-
lation that shall provide for the np-
puimuiem, u, fiv.M v"
partisan commission, wnoso uuiy u
shall bo to mako a full and complete
investigation on every phase of tho sub
sidy question, nnd submit its report tn
the Fifty-ninth congress at an early
date in the first session.
The commission, as proposed, will
consist of five members, to be chosen
from capable men who are not members
of either house of congress, who shall
be appointed for a period of two years,
and have an annual salary of (5,000
each, while an appropriation of (Jo,-
000 annually for the general and deri-
cal expepsea of the commission will be
It will be the duty of the commission
t(S make a general investigation of the
entire subject of merchant marine inter
ests, foreign markets aid prices, as
well as everything pertaining to Amer
ican commerce and navigation, the
commission will also be charged with
the duty of suggesting aids for" the ex-
tension of foreign markets for Amcri-
can products and with the examination
imo uio increase or uecreusc ui lurcign
marneis jor ucu iiruuuum uuring mu
last 10 or 20 years.
CENSOR FOR NEWS.
Colorado Militia Will Scan All Reports
' Cripple Creek, Colo., Dec. 8. Tho
declaration of martial law haa paia-
lyzed all business in this city. Heav
ily armed pickcta of tho National Guard
are stationed on all street corners, nnd
win pnrilnn 4 a nt Ilm siitt iln tint nr- I
lure uiioniHoaireeui. ir"1"" ""
al Thomas E. McClelland ia occupying
the mayor's office. He has caused the
arrest of several persons, but no import-
I,,.'"";, , V. permanent road building. It is pro
Western Federation of Miners is pro- 'vlM howcvor that no premium shall
paring, through its attorneys, to make bo awarded for more than 40 percent
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anu in lavur ui us mvmuvra who lire
now confined in tho different jails and
Major Naylor, commanding officer in
the absence of Colonel Verdcckterg,
stated today that a newa censor from
Denver would arrive in tho district and
l,o In plinrirn nf nil news tn lm mil..
iislied in tho future.
China Fears Brltlih Advance.
Pekin, Dec. 8. Prince Chingcontin
uea optimistic on the subject of the res
toration of Manchuria. Ho tells the
officials- here that tho czar favora it
evacuat on. and a thouiih Adra ral Ah
exieff desires its annexation, tho czar,
according to Prince tilling, will over
rule him. Cli ing, with other Chinese
officials, ia apprehensive of tho re
sults of the British advance in Thibet.
Tho native press fears it is a step to
ward partition to which tho other pow
era may imitate Reports from Mukden
aay many Russians are settling there.
Millions Probably Stolen.
New York, Dec. 8. District Attor
ney Jerome will call upon the grand
Jury this week to make a thorough in,-
estication into charirea of crand lar.
ccny against several public adjusters of trcos ia very general in Ohio, Pcnnsyl
flro insurance companies in tills city, vania, Illinoia and many others of the
It ia charged that an organized band of
fire ndjusters, for a consideration, will I
submit fulse claims of losses to insur-
ance companies. Investigation bv the I
II ro marshal and by members of tho
polico department and tho district at-
torney'a Btaff have shown that mil-1
lions of dollars havo been stolen.
New Cruiser Qoet Over Limit.
Boston, Dec. 8.In her official trial
over tho Cape Ann course today tho
now cru ser Dea Mo nes exceeded lmr
contract requirement of 10,5 knota an
hour in speed, making an avcrago of
1U.U33 knota per hour. It ia thought
tho total correction will not materially
chango theeo figures. Next to speed,
the noticeable feature of tho trial was
10 remarkabio steadiness of the ship.
Tho conditions of the trial were favora-
bio on tho whole.
Wireless Telegraph Plant a Success.
Now London, Conn , Doc. 8. A suc
cessful tost of tho now wireless tele-
graph plant, installed by the United
States government at Fiiiher's Island.
waa made today. The system will ho I ton
UBod in Alaska for tho government ser-
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
SCHOOL FUNDS IN DEMAND. I
Borrowers Ttrn to State When Market
Begins to Tighten.
Salem Tho indications of a slowly
tightening money market are tending
to increase tho demands for loans from
the state school funds. Tho state loan
board last week approved applications
for loans to tho amount of (00,316.
Earlier in the month applications were
approved to tho amount of $30,000,
making a total of about (100,000 put
out in loans during November.
The demand for school fund loans
may be accounted for by two circum
stances. The stato is lending at as low
a rate of interest as can be tecum! any
where, and in caso of hard times the
stato will not be forced to call In its
money. An applicant a few days ago
wanted to borrow money from the
school fund in order to transfer his
loan. He then had money from a pri
vate cnpitalsit at 0 per cent. In stat
ing his reason for wanting to chango
tho loan, ho said he thought'it possiblo
that there might bo a stringency in the
money market within the next year or
two and ho was afraid his creditor
might need tho money. Ho knew that
the state would not need tho money
and that his loan from tho school fund
could stand as long as tho security re
mained good and tho Interest was kept
Tho rate of interest charged by tho
stato is G per cent. Tho security re
quired by tho state is greater than that
generally required by priyato capital-
I lata en tlttit .i.n.tv fln.l If fninnvnn ont
ists, so that many find it inconvenient
to borrow from the school fund. Un
November 1 tho stato had (2,778,100
loaned out on lnortgago security and
$133,000 on school bonds, or a total of
Every dollar of this ia loaned on se
curity that is perfectly safe. On the
first of the month there was cash in
tho school fund to tho amount of (G45,-
482,8o. Since that timo somo loans
lcon paI(i nmi noo.OOO moro has
been loaned out,
QBT TIMBER CHEAP.
Rich Tract Near Bend (Joes to an East-
JSalem Ono of the largest deeds over
executed by tho state land board was
issued a few days ago when 15,853
acre3 o anj were conveyed by n single
instrument tn tho A. J. Dwver nine
iami company, of St. Paul, Minn. The
inn.l U in h TVielmtna nino lxlt.
southwost of Bend. The consideration
0f the transaction Is (19,817, or (1.25
was made in 1893,
when the price of lieu land was (1.25
per acre. As the land was selected be
fore any cxtensivo buying had been
done in that legion, this is probably
the best of the Deschutes pine lands,
and was secured at an exceeding low
nri(. Mneciall v In view of tho advance
tn .i, Voi nf ilmlvr lnn.la In ilm last
jn u,o original purchase 62 tertlti
cate8 o( Bale wcr0 jfl31,ed to as many
different persons, and all these were
later assigned to tho Dywer company.
Premiums lor Oood Roads.
Salem The Greater Salem commer
cial club haa adopted a resolution pro
viding a plan by which the city will
stimulate the building of permanent
highways leading into the city. There
are five road districts adjacent to Salem
TJie ciub wln raleo a purso of f2 000
....... . ' '
and divide it into prcmiuma of (800,
ie00, (400 and (00, to bo awarded to
the rnaJ dl9tricU nc:or(,ng to tho
amount of money or labor volunteered
by the residents of tho districts for
of Hle valu) 0 the amount volunteered
Cordwood Will Be Scarce.
Salem It is apparent that cordwood
wiu b erco and high priced again
noxl season, l or several weeks tne
'a'e a" "ave heen advertising lor
8,000 corda of wood to bo furniahed to
the state institutions next summer.
Tho bids opened aggrcagted less than
4,000 cords, and tho figures named
were (2.95 for second growth and (3.60
for old growth, tho latter price being
on board the cars, making the price
Tho bids were asked
this early in ordor that men
havo plenty of time to fill
but the bids were comparatively few.
BasswooJ Blossoms for Bees,
Oregon City Hermann Anthony, of
New Era, this county, is believed to
have on his property tho onlybasawood
trees in the state. Mr. Anthony
planted thia variety for the boneflt the
trees are to his largo apiary, which
consists of moro than 100 stands of
beosT When in bloom tho trees are
invaluable for honey-making, wlillo
the wood ia especially adapted for man
ufacturing boxea. This variety of
central ana eastern state?.
Tabernacle at La rjrande.
I.a Grande Tho members of tho
church of Latter Day Saints hold their
regular quarterly conference at the
Mormon meeting lioueo in this city last
week nnd ull memliera of the church
throughout tho valley were in attend-
anco, also prominent members ol tho
"mrc" .'rom laK.er a " Blptor.
uno oi tno principal qucsiions urougnt
of the new (30,000 tabernacle at La
Grande. Tho work of lavinc tho foun.
datio'n of tho structure will begin at
Qeneral Law for Recording-,
ABtorla Officials of Clatsop county
are anxious that a goneral law be passed
at the special sosslon fixing uniform
fees in all counties of tho stato for re
cording fees. At present tho several
counties exact different fees, with the
result that there la ofton much incon-
venieneo to tho recording clerk. An
Idea la offered by County Clerk Clin-
that fees should bo 25 centa nor .
folio, which would lust about cover tho 1
actual coat of recording. -
SWAMP LAND CONTEST.
Stat Hoard Orants Application ol Mars
tcrs and Associate.
Salem The stato land board haa de
cided the contest over 7,000 acres of
unsurvoyed Bwninp land near upper
Klamath lake, by awarding to Sena
tor A. C. Marstera and associates all
tho land for which they havo applied
and upon which there la no contesting
application, but all the other swamp
laud in the tract will be advertised for
pule and sold to tho highest bidder.
This decision permits tiio Maratera
peoplo to purchase about 4,000 ncrea
of swamp land nt (1 per acre, whilo
the remaining 2,400 acroa will bo sold
at auction. As the land ia not sur
veyed the state lias not acquired com-
plcto title and nil purchasers will be
required to waive all claim to recover
tho purchase price if tho titlo should
Tho board also mado a rulo to tho
effect that hereafter when application
is mado for the purchaso of unsurvoyed
swamn land and there ia no contest
tho board will take its own means of
ascertaining the value and tho price at
which it will be sold, but whero the
is a contest tho land will be sold to tho
Tho contestants in this caso wort
D. Carr and others, of Klamath
CLACKAMAS POTATO CROP.
Successful Yields arc Being Shipped
Oregon City Tho potato crop
Clackamas county was very generally
a success this year, yields execedi
200 bushels an acre having been re
ported. Particularly in tho vicinity
of Itew era was the crop of tube
George Brown, an extensive growi
at that point, reports a yield of
bushels from 34 acres. Mr. Brown
crop consisted of Garnet Chili, tli
Peerless and Burbanks. iaruiers
ccivo 75 cents a sack and tho product
of this locality ia shipped almost ex
clusively to San Francisco.
Frequent shipments of carload lota
are being made from Iow Jra, and
Is estimated that from 15,000 to 17
000 sacks will be marketed this year
from that point. As n rule tho ciop
in this county ia of good quality.
Plenty of Feed In John Day.
John Day Joseph Oliver, for "many
yrara the leading dairyman of Grant
county, says that the recent rains,
warm and bountiful, havo placed th
stockmen on a basis of practical cer
tainty as to having ample feed for tlici
stock in tho John Day valley. Mr
Oliver has always been inclined to take
a hopeful view of tho stock and feed
supply situation, and vigorously dcnie
tho reported scarcity of hay. llo now
points to the fact that a largo .number
of both sheep and cattle have been
driven Into tho valley.
Running Levels In Eastern Oregon,
Prineville A party of engineers
charge of C. 8. Semper, of the United
Statea geological aurvey service, haa ar
rived here after breaking camp for th
winter. The party has been running
levels and locating bench marks rfom
Huntington by way of Vt eiser, Ontario,
Drowsey and Paulina, to the ranch onro
owned by Ellas Davia on Crooked river,
In the spring of 1904 this set of level
will be continued from the Davis ranch
by Prineville to The Dalles and
be proved there with a known monu
Oood Promlie of Coal.
John Day Recent investigations
have shown beyond further question
the existence of vast deposits of coal for
many miles along the John Day river
The interesting thing yet to bo determ
ined is whether tho many thin strata
generally separated by layers of slate
and sandstone, will unito with dopth to
form a continuous vein sufficiently thick
to bo proiltably mined. Hhould vein
of such strength 1edove!oied, the value
is a foregono conclusion.
;;Wheat Walla Walla, 72c; bluestem
77c; valley. 78c.
Barley Feed, (10 per ton; brewing
(20(320.50; rolled, (21.
Flour Valley, (3.7503.85 per bar-
rcl; hard wheat straights, (3.0034.10
clears, (3.5533,75; hard wheat pat
ents, (4.2004.50; graham, (3.75
whole wheat, (4; rye wheat, (4.75(35
Oats No. 1 white, (1.07J4; gray.
(1. 03 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, (19 per ton; mid
dlings, (23; shorts, (20; chop, (18
linseed, dairy food, (10.
Hay Timothy, (15010 per ton
clover, (12; grain, (12; cheat, (12,
Vegetables Turnips, 05c per sack
carrots, 75c; beets, 00c; parsnips, 75
00c; cabbage, lbsliic; tomatoes, (1
(91,25 per crate; cauliflower, 75r(l
per dozen; celery, 40390c; pumpkins,
Ic per pound; onions, Yellow Danvers,
8 )c(s$ I per sack.
Honoy (3653.50 per case.
Potatoes Oregon, choice and fancy,
00(305c per sack; common, 50c
awect potatoes, tacks, 2c; boxes, 2Vc
Fruits Apples, 75c(2 per box;
pears, (10.60; .cranberries, (0010.50
Butter Fancy croamory, 3032Jc
per pound; dairy, 2O022so; storo,
Cheese Full cream, twins, 14015c;
Young America, lDMluc.
poultry Uhlckens, mixed, uc per
pound; spring, 0c hens, 10c turkeys,
live, 10014c dressed, nominal ducks,
Iut57 per dozon; geese, be por pound.
Egsg Oregon ranch, 35c; Eastern,
Beef Dressed, 606Kc per pound
Veal Dressed, small, 8c; large, 5c
Mutton Dressed, 600c; lambs,
Pork Dressed, O0Otfc.
Hons 1003 crop, 120 22c per pound.
according to quality.
Tallow Prime, per pound, 45c;
No. 2 and grease, 23o
Wool Valloy, 176518c; Eastern
Oregon, 1216c; mohair, 36Q37c,
FOR JOINT ACTION.
Matter of an International Hatchery Is
Brought Up Again.
Washington, Deo. C Tho secretary
of atnto today advised Sonator Foster
that ho would in uecordanco with hia
lato request, nnd on recommendation
of Fish Commissioner Dowers, extend
to tho Canadian minister of marlnu
and fisheries and representatives ol tho
fisheries department ol British Colum
bia, an invitation to meet with repre
sentatives of tho llsli commission of
tho Btnto of Washington nnd of tho
United States nnd consider tho long-
pending proposition of establishing nn
international sihnon hatchery on l'r.iz
er rher. British Columbia.
Commissioner Bowers haa nil along
taken tho position that It will bo Im
practicable to attempt to operate a
Joint hatchery controlled by both gov
ernments, but is willing to do most
nnvthlnir that will promote the mlmon
industry of Pugot Sound, llo makes
It plain, however, that official infor
mation In ills poewsslon Indicates that
tho Canndlan and British Columbian
associated aro not favorably Inclined
toward tho establishment of a hatch
ery in conjunction with tho stato of
Washington, statements by Commis
sioner Kershaw, of Washington, to tho
Sccrutarv Hav Intends nt an early
dav to extend nn Invitation to tho
Canadian officials through tho British
embassy in this city, and if the invita
tion is accepted, it Is expected that tho
prolonged discussion of conflicting
rights of tho Pugct Sound nnd British
Columbian fishermen may bo finally
BLOW TO WARS.
Active Move on Foot for an Anglo-Amer
Washington, Dec. 6. Tiio awaken
ing throuhgout tho United States of a
popular sentiment, which it is hoped
will develop Into n national demand
for nn arbitration treaty between tho
United States and Great Britain, was
tho object of a gathering today at the
resilience of General John W. Foster,
ex-secretary of state. It is understood
tho movement lias tho hearty approval
of the president. Among those present
today were Admiral Dewey, General
Miles, Wanyo McVcagh, Thomas Nel
son Page, Gifford Pincliot, Senator
Proctor, Gcnernl H. V. Boynton nnd I).
Regarding tho scopo of tho plan,
which is to bo pushed vigorously, in
tho hopo of securing nt nn early date
tho conclusion of an arbitration treaty,
following tho general lines of the Hay
Paunrefoto treaty of 1897, tho Associ
ated Press is authorized to make this
"In April, 1800, n notable confer
ence of the friends of international ar
bitration was held in Washington, at
tended by prominent and representa
tive citizens from nil parts of the
United States. That conference do-
clarod in favor of an arbitration treaty
between the United Statea and Great
Britain, nnd it wna followed in Janu
ary, 1897, by tho signing of such a
treaty by Secretary llay and Hlr Julian
l'auncefote. The-treaty, by a close
vote, failed to recelvo tho two-thirds
majority required for its ratification.
WARSHIP MAY BRINC1 TREATV.
President Anxious for Quick Return
of Panama Mcalure.
Washington, Deo. 5. Secretary Hay
had a talk with tho president today
about the developments on tho Istl
mu8 of Panama, fcecretary Moody
dropped in while tho subject was under
consideration. As a result of tho con
ference, it la possiblo that ono of the
United States, warships now at Colon
will no used to bring tho Panama ca
nal treaty, ratified yesterday at Pan
ama, to the United States.
Tho authorities hero liave decided
that it was proper to facilitato in every
wny the conclusion of tho treaty, and
influenced in somo measure by the urg
ings of tho Panama representatives
hero, cabled Instructions to Uuitci
States Consul General Gtulger to assist
in all proper ways in tho dispatch of
tho treaty on Its return to Washington
Tills is tiio explanation of tho consu
general's conduct in confiding tho
treaty to Rear Admiral Walker for con
veyanco across tho isthmus from Pana
ma to Colon. Tho treaty should reach
Washington in tho ordinary courso
about December 15.
Valuable Painting Lost.
Omaha, Dec. 5. Paintings valued nt
(200,000, several of which were to havo
been exhibited at tho St. Louia expos!
tlon, have been lost. Tlioy were
'.Tinted by Charlca It. Hall nnd hi
brother, both of Omaha. Mr. Hall
left tho paintings 800 In number, in
hia studio in Seattle He ordcrci
them shipped to Omaha nnd received
what purported to bo a bill of lading,
Two months have elapsed ainco their
alleged shipmqnt, nnd no traco can
be found of tho art treasures. Mr,
Hall liol loves they havo been stolen.
To Rid Cafcago of Highwaymen.
Chicago, Dec. 5. Emergency orders
designed to rid Chicago of highway
men, were sent out last night by Chief
of Polico u'Ncll. Tho four polico in
pectors wore Instructed to arrest all
members of what is known as tho
floater" class Another precaution
was tho formation of squads of police
men who were taken from their regular
beats nnd put to patroling tiio residence
districts in tho capacity of nlghtwatch
men. It will be "work or get out of
Chicago" for every suspect who is
Worldly Folk Must Stay Out.
Chicago, Dec. 0. "All who hnvo
not Zlon in their hearts cannot como
uto Zion," is tho order promulgated
today by John Alexander Dowlo
through hia chief of polico. Tho order
to the Zfon guards, the polico forco in
tlto Dowlcito town of Zion City, con
tinues na follows: "From now on ar
rest or escort to tho city limits ovcry
person who ia not of tho faith or a
United Statea official. Wo will bow to
tho government nlono."
Wealth for Roosevelt.
Now York, Dec. 5. President Roose-
It la to recolvo (30,000, and his chil
dren, Korinit and Ethel, (5,000 each
from the estate of tho lato James Ming
Grade, an undo by marrlago of tho
WATER BIG TRACT
IDAHO PR0JIXT HACKED
(lovernntent Permlislon Asked to Divert
Waters of Payette and BoUa Rivers
to Irrigate Nearly 300,000 Rich Acres
ol Lnnd-Coit Will Remit Consider
ably Over $3,000,000.
Bolso, Idaho, Deo. 7. Application
was made In tho ollico of tho stato engi
neer tills morning by O. W, Mooro and
Peter Soua, of Bolso; Jacob Plow head,
of Mhldletonj J. II. Lowell, of Itos
well; Frank Sletiiienberg, of Caldwell s
II. A. Partridge, of Nampa; K, M.
Klrkpatriek, of Parma; K. K. llnyes
mid Edward Allen, of Enuuett, and .
A. Cotiglinnour, of Payette, for tho di
version of 2,400 cubic feet of water per
second from the l'ayetto river nt a
point In tho Illaek Rock canyon, six
miles above Euiniett, and 5,200 cubic
feet of water per second from the Boise
river nt points near tliu head of Knglu
island and tho head gate of tiio Now
Application was mado In behalf of
the landowners in tho Bolso nnd l'ay
etto valleys with tho Intention of as
signing tho same to tho secretary of the
interior with tho expectation of having
the worka described in tho application
constructed under tho provisions of tho
national reclamation net. Should tliu
landowners, who havo to foot all tli
bills in tho end nnd who aro most vit
ally interested in tliu irrigation que
lion, succeed in inducing tho govern
meiit to take up tho project, tho result
will bo tho reclamation of an addition
nl 285,000 acres of rich land In tl
Boise nnd l'ayetto valleys. Tho pro
ject in brlel Is as follows:
First Run u high lino canal, ptol
ably tho New York, to carry tho lloml
waters of tho Bolso on tho south sldo of
tho river to irrigate lands during tl
flood season and to fill a numher of res
crvoira to reinforce tho supply throtigl
tho low water season.
N'cond Io run n smaller canal on
tho north sldo of the river from a point
near tho head of Englo island for tho
reclamation nf additional lands on tiiat
side In the same manner.
Third To tuko out n cannl from tho
Black Rook canyon of tho l'ayetto from
a great dam to be constructed there,
tills canal to Irrigate lands In that val
ley lying beneath it and to furnish wnt
er to bo puniK-d over tho Intervening
divide into the reinforcing reservoir on
tho Boise river sioc, this pumping to
bo done ny power generated at the dam
Tho lines of the canal and tho site
of tiio roi-crvoirs have been surveyed
ny tne reclamation department undo
tho direction of I). . Rosa mid tli
department nt Washington is In posses
sion of full Information regarding 1
project. Tho estimated cost of tho
project in its entlrlty Is (3,200,000
the works on the l'ayetto river to cost
f 1,200,000 and those on the lloiso. (2
NO THOUGHT Of ANNEXATION
America Will Only Protcc Her Interest
In Santo Domingo.
Washlntgon, Dec. 7. Tho nppcar
ance in Washington nf f-'enor Galvan
minister of finance of ttie defunct Wosy
un administration ni t-an Domingo,
has led to a revival of tho report that
tho cx-prcsldent la try.ng to sccuro re
instatement with tliu assistance of tliu
United States, undertaking in return
to allow the united elates, to assuino
a full protectorate over tho island of
It may bo stated, however, that tho
stato department entertains absolutely
no thought ol establishing a protector
ate over San Domingo, or of nnnexlng
It. It is declared positively that
American Interference in the island
affairs will bo limited to tho protection
of American interests there
It ia learned from trustworthy
sources that woa y Ull, tho deposed
president, is now on his way to tho
United States, and expects to land nt
Now Orleans not later than tomorrow
Ho will como to Washington.
Delivers Canal Treaty.
Panama, Dec. 7. Wrapped in the
flags of tho United Stiatca and Panama
tho cannl treaty was today officially de
livered into tho hands of tho United
States Consul General Gtulger. The
transfer took place at tho palace, in the
presenco of tho members of tho Junta
tho ministers of tho republic. Unitei
Stntes Vice Consul Hermann nnd other
prominent persons. From tho pnlaco
tho chest containing tho treaty was car
ried by two policemen to tho consulnto
general, where It will bo kept until
shipped to the United states.
Bandit Tries 'to Bribe Guard.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Ono of tho ear ban
bandits, Peter Ncldermlor, today at
tempted to bribo Patrick Donnelly, ono
ol tho guards at tho county jail, to nl
low him to escape, promising him (25,
000. Donnelly asked him whero ho
would got tho money, and received the
answer; "I'll get it all right.
Chief of Polico O'Neill today received
a contribution of (5.000 from tho Chi
cngo City railway company to aid tho
widows of tho pollccmon who
lost their lives in tho pursuit of tho
Battle Over Mining Claims.
Denver, Colo., Dec, 7. A special to
tho news from Rlncon, N. M ., says
tlirco men badly wounded wcro brought
tn Rlncon today from the now gold
fields nt Apacho Canyon for treatment
Tlioy had been shot In conflicts over
claims. It is reported sovcral other
men havo been shot. No names are
given, A mining export, who returnod
from tho now gold district today, ro
porta that tho flold ia very rich,
Tlioro aro now 2,600 men there.
Will Not Sell America Islands.
Paris, Deo. 7. An authoritative de
nial is irlven to the report circulated In
America that negotiations aro In pro
gress for the Bale of tho colony of St,
Piorro and Mlquelon, off tho south
coast of Newfoundland, by Franco to
tho Unitod States. It ia added that
tho Islands aro now quiet, In spite of
tho excitement last summer, caused by
the expulsion of tho clericals.
WAR CLOUD (JONII.
Until and Japan L'ffect an Agreement
In Curcn nnd Manchuria.
Paris, Doc, 3, Tiio Aasowlaied Press
learns Hint Japan nnd Russia aro nn tho
verge of n settlemnet oltlio l'nr Eastern
controversy, wlih h pronllses to dissi
pate tho war cloud that has loon hang
ing over both countries. This settle
ment will bo tho result of tho negotia
tions which havo been lineudlng for
sumo tlum past, nml which were insist.
til by tho friendly representations of
Franca to Russia and of Great Britain
to Japan. Tho two nations liavu prac
tUnlly agreed upon tliu basis ol a treaty,
the signing of which can bo preventi-d
only by soinu unrxpoctcd development.
Tho liasia of this forthcoming agree
Russia will nrrvpt tho two sgree
mitnta entered Into by Japan nnd Cort-a,
dated 1HU0 and 1HUH, respocilvely,
under which Japan secured various
rights In Corea, Including tho malnten
amo of n garrison nt Seoul. In ex
change for this concession, Japan will
accept Rusila's treaty with China re
specting Manchuria. It li hidleved, .
though this cannot bo stated positively,
that Japan nnd Russia will rolturatn
their support of tho principles ol tho
"opt ii door" and tliu liitigrlty ol China
hi diplomatic and official circles hero
much gratification is expressrd nt tho
satisfactory slugo upon which tho ne
gotiations between Russia nnd Japan
havo now entered. Information lias
Iwcn received hero to the effect that
Japan Is constructing nl Seoul hnrrncks
for 1,000 men, though sho now main
tains only 500 in tho Corcnn capital.
This Is nieepted as an Indhntlon that
Japan C'-htiunptatos tho streutghenlng
of her garrison at Seoul.
CRUISER SnARCHPS TOR IIOUOTA.
Skip Much Wanted by
A,nrlc and I'ai ama.
Pan Francisco, Dee. 3. Tliu littlo
gunboat Bogota, which left here Octo
ber 7 of last year for Panama In sweep
tho seas of all enemies of tho Colum
bian government, lias becoino tho object
of search of tho United States men of
war. A letter received yesterday from
an officer ol tliu cruiser Boston, dated
st Panama, states that tho cruiser had
Just returned from a three days' search
for tho Bogota, which has been do-
clarod a plrato, and Is much wanted by
tho now republic of Panama and the
When the new Isthmian republic
hoisted Its flag, the Bogota, controlled
by tliu Colombians, hastily weighed
her anchor, nnd nfter firing upon tho
city, put for tho open sen with the Pa
dilla, her erstwhile enemy in tiio form
er rebellion, In hot pursuit. The Pa
dilla is not tho equal of the Boogta,
and soon was distanced.
Tho Bocota was at last aconnta lio-
licved to be hovering somewhere In the
vicinity of Panama by, for reports wero
received nt tho isthmus that tho vessel
had captured two English merchant
vessels. A roward of (50 nnP
capture of the Bogotn wac m mclia' '
offered by tho English goturnmf
The gnnboat is disowned ! th-
blah government, which m,- in '
acts nt piracy no end of tinnblw.
MAN'S FINQRR IS SRNT BELL.
Letter Says Uara and Head Will Follow
If Troops Rcmata.
Denver, Dec. 3. Adjutant General
Boll today received from Tellurlde a
letter wrapped around a human finger.
Tho letter stated tho llngor belonged
to a man who disappeared from Tell
urldo some time ago, and slated If the
troops wero not withdrawn from Toll
urldo tho man's cars and thon his head
would follow in a few days. Tho letter
was signed "8 N."
A physician who examined tiio finger
said it was evidently cut off shortly be
foro tho letter was mailed.
It develops tonight that tho bloody
flngor camo from tho ofllco of n local
surgeon, and it Is charged that It was
sent to General Boll as n Joko by cer
tain newspaper reporters. General
Bell tonight issued a statement. In
which ho declares he has placed tho
matter In tho baud! of tho postal
authorities, and no effort will ho spared
to sccuro tho npprchcnlson and punish
ment of tho parties responsible for tho
Panama Commissioner Start Home.
Now York, Dec. 3. Dr. M. Amador
nnd Froderlco Boyd, special commis
sioners from tho republic of Panama,
sailed for Colon today on the steamer
Soguranra, having completed their
treaty mission to this country In two
wocks. It is expected that as soon as
thoy reach tho isthmus n constitution
ill bo framed and arrangements mado
for tho early election of a president
and other permanent officials for the
republic. Carlos Arosoma remains at
Washinton as secretary of tho now le
Italian Miners Becoming Ugly.
Salt Lake, Dec. 2. Special dispatch
es to tho Tribune from tho mining
centers of Carbon county stato that tho
serving of eviction notices to lay has
created an ugly feeling among tho Ital-
an Btrlkcrs at Cloir Creek nnd Seo-
field, Tho militia officers fiar trouble
will result and havo prepared tho
troopa for an emergoncy. Two com-
paniea of infantry aro now at CIcd
Creek and sentinels nnd outposts havo
had Instructions to observo unusual
precautions and vigilance.
Washington Wants Money.
Washington. Dec. 3. Senator Foster
Is aftor more monoy for public build
ings in Washington,. Ho has Intro.
duced bills Increasing tho limit of cott
of tho Tacoma building from (400,000
to (1,000,000; increasing tho limit nt
Seattlo from (000,000 to (1,000,000,
nd Increasing tho limit at Snokono
from (400,000 to (000.000. Ho n'sn
Introduced a bill appropriating (60,000
for testing American timbers. 25 nnr
cent to bo oxponded on tho Pacific coast.
To Proloag Presidential Term.
Moxico Citv. Den. 3 An I
hill la before tho chamber of deputies
looking to tho amendment of thu enn.
stltutlon, so as to prolong tho presi
dential torra to eight years. Tills
measure haa somo Influential supporter.