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Cottage Grove Echo - Leader,
IN T I L L M A N ’ S D EFEN SE.
S o u th C a r o lin a ’ * E x -G o v e r n o r * *
i n t e g r i t y in Q u e s t lo u .
C o l u m b i a , S . C., December 11.—
Through a friend ex-GovernorTillman
E ditor and B u s i n e s s M a n a g e r to-night gave to the press liis defense
against the charges atfecting his official
integrity, which were made by B. F.
Perry to a member of the South Caro
R a t e ! o f S u b s c r ip t io n .
lina Legislature few days ago. He was
accused of buying property largely be
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yond his means, and it was charged that
f l These rates are strictly in advance.
Subscribers wishing a change in their lie had received and pocketed rebates on
p s to dice addles* should give their old as well whisky sold the State dispensary. A
as new address.
certificate from the Clerk of the court of
I he E cno-i.E ai > kr w ill be sent to subscilbers
until all arrears are paid and pap*r ordered to Edgefield county shows that there are
be d ^continued according to law.
recorded in his office $9,0(9oi mortgages
gfp*- Any ‘■ubscriber no* receiving his paper on Tillman’s Edgefield farms. The Pres
reKnTarly will please n; tify this office imme
ident of the Carolina National Bank of
We invite short a rtic’ e* oi central in this city makes a statement that his
ti rest—long ones, m s a rul»-, not published. All hank furnished 18,000 of the money se
a n icies must be accom panied by the name of
the writ« r, ro t f*»r publication, but hs evidence cured by these mortgages, $6,000 of
o! good fa tb. We ».Ssnme no responsibility for which was furnished to pay for the plan
the opinions of correspondents.
tation he lias lately purchased. The
Ku ered at the postoffi e at Cottage GroTe as
President of the railroad which has
second cla^s matter.
brought Uie dispensary liquors into the
State makes denial of the statement that
i A p - tiis road gave or Tillman received a re
A d v e r t i s i n g liâ t* a M a d e K n o w n
bate on the freight. An agent of the
p l ic a t i o n .
Mill Creek Distilling Company of Cin
cinnati, from which Tillman bought
most of his whisky, in an interview
states that his company gave no rebate
on it, the purchases being made at a
i 1 VMBKKI.AVD I’ KFSBYTFRIAS CHURCH— price whicli would allow no rebate.
V,' S unlay school, 10 a . m . Preaeh'ng, 11 a . m .
and 7 p. M. Prayer meeting, each Wednesday at
NO FU RTHER P R O S E C U T I O N .
8 p m . (“ We are j mrney ng unto a plane i f
w h ies the liOrd said, I will g ve it you : com e
thou w th us and we will «lo the« good.” — K n o x , C o m p t o n »m l M u lle n W i l l N o t b e
Numb 10 ¿9.
N. B. NESBITT, Pastor.
B r o u g h t t o T r ia l.
M lIR N T IA N CH CRC If—SERVICES AT 11 a .
m . and 8 p. m . t-unday scoool at 10 a . m
V. P. S. C. E .,each Sunday at 4 r. u. Midweek
prayer and pra*se services, W ednesday evening
a l 7 o ’clock. Musical rebear-al, each Saturday
evvning at 7 o c’ lo ’ k.
S a c r a m e n t o , Cal., December 12.—It
is not likely that either Knox, Compton
or Mullen, members of the mediation
committee during the recent strike, and
ITE TH O O IS : CHUB I!-8tTNl>AY SCHOOL who were indicted for murder, will ever
J n ai lo *. m . P n QhiBf each fourth Sun day
m orning and evening. Prayer m eeting, 8very he prosecuted. There has been a rnrnor
Thur*dav night. ‘ The Lord is i t His holv h m- to that effect afloat for some time, and
KKV. E. G il TINS, Pastor
the matter which gave rise to it lias now
come to lighL It seems tiiat a suit for
$30,000 damages has recently been
brought against the railway company by
the wife of Edgar B. Grinev, the engi
neer who was killed in a collision at
Davisville two years ago. The papers in
the case show tiiat General A. L. Hart,
who has been defending the strikers in
Morgan Makes His Plea for It their
trials in Woodland, has been re
tained by the railroad company to de
in the Upper House.
fend them in this damage suit. There
is every reason to believe that b e lle s
a money consideration as a fee in the
S E N A T O R M ITCH ELL S T A N D S IN damage suit in whicli he was asked to
act General Hart demanded and re
ceived from the railroad company an
agreement to the effect that the mem
T h e A la b a m a S e n a to r Hays T h a t A c t io n bers of the mediation committee should
.Must b e T a k e n a t t li « P r e s e n t S e s suffer no further prosecution for the part
they took in the recent strike.
s io n o r t h e ^Canal W o u ld b e A b a n -
December I t —Harris,
S u it b y a S u r e ty C o m p a n y A g a in s t a
President pro tem., called the Senate to
F o rm e r T a co m a M an.
order to-day in the absence of Vice-
T acoma , December 12. — Four years
l’resident Stevenson, who had not re
ago the Northern Pacific Express Com
turned from Asheville, N. C. Call pre
pany was robbed of a $2,000 package
sented a resolution setting fortli that the
consigned to Ritzville, Wash. About
independence of the Island of Cuba is
the same time C. L. Jett, cashier of the
an object of great importance to the
local office, was discharged. It was sus
United States and requesting the Presi
pected that he was responsible for the
dent to commence negotiations with loss by carelessness, but no action was
Spain for the recognition of the inde- brought against him. Attorney A. L.
peiidence of the island and for the guar Hoppaugh of St. Paul anil Hugh Childs,
antee by the United States of the j!ay- general agentand inspector of theAmeri-
can Surety Company, are now in the
ment of such a snm of money as shall city acquiring evidence in the action that
lie agreed upon between the United has ueen brought in St. Paul against
States and Spain. The resolution went Jett by the American Surety Company.
over till to-morrow. Call also presented That corporation was on Jett’s tiond for
a resolution declaring the further prose $50,000, and made good to liie express
cution of the war between China and company the loss of the $2,000 package.
Japan will not be advantageous to the Jett is now prosperous, is living in St.
people of civilization, and tiiat interests Paul, is employed as cashier in a w hole
of the world require that all govern sale house and is said to lie possessed of
ments should unite in negotiating with considerable property! The suit is
Japan and China for a termination of brought by the surety company as a
the war. Without discussion the reso civil action againBt Jett for the recovery
lution was refened to the Committee on of tile $2,000 it paid on the bond.
Allen next called np his resolution in
N O W A P E R S O N A L M AT TER.
tended to expunge a portion of the Con-
gre-sional Record and to semi a resolu P r o s p e c t * o f a D u e l B e tw e e n G e o r g ia
tion introduced by him last July to the
l.p g ir tla to r * G o o d .
Attorney-General. The latter resolution
tlanta , December 11. —The proba
called for information concerning the
Pullman strike. This resolution was bility of a duel between President of
adopted, bntwas reconsidered on motion the Senate Venable and Speaker of the
nf Pugh. Allen bitterly assailed th is, House Fleming is the outgrowth of a
action, and also attacked the Attorney- j scene in a committee room Saturday.
< ieneral, to whom lie attributed the ac- I The registration hill passed by tile House
tion of the Alabama Senator. Pugh hail been hung up in the Senate, and it
vigorously defended the attitude taken ! was to expedite its passage tiiat Speaker
by Olneyl and declared the position o f ; Fleming appeared before the Senate
i .. .
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m i ttm i
I n citof ln r* lira o n a o
In stating liis case t tie
from X Nebraska
clared that the rumors current in the
sonable and untenable.
At 2 o ’clock the whole matter went capital were that President Venable had
over and the Senate on motion of Mor bargained with the Populists through
gan took np the Nicaraguan Canal bill. Senator McGregor, the Populist leader,
The bill was read at length, and Morgan to kill the registration bill if the latter
began his remarks by making a state- ] would help him pass through the House
ill nt of the national and international ; an insurances bill, in which he takes
aspect of the subject, upon which the great interest. The charge repeated hy
Senate and House bills
~ a r e fu l so prominent a person created a wide-
cu Icniai inns. lie insisted, showed tiiat spread sensation. Both gentlemen, sur-
ttie canal could be constructed at a co st! rounded hy their friends, are exchang-
that would yield a remunerative profit. ! ing letters, in which the matter assumes
so tiiat it was a necessity; that it would ; a personal form. Senator McGregor vi
be of the greatest importance to the olently denounced Speaker Fleming on
United States; tiiat itcould be operated, the floor last eveninig.
and that there was nothing to render;
impossible the concessions made by ttiej
No More Krcelring ship*.
Central American government to th e ! W a s h in g t o n , December 8. — Orders
citizens of the United States, finishing were issued to-dav at the Navy I >e part-
tins general statement, trie Senator de-
. . V. ,
voted some time to the discussion of the ment 1° place the receiving ship Dale
characteristics of the coni try through . out of commission and to send her to
w liiiii it is proposed to built' the canal Baltimore for the use of the naval mi-
and its advantageous route compared Rtia. The Washington navy yard will
with that of the Panama Canal route, ! fieieafter have no receiving ship, provi-
and asserted tiiat no such improvement 8ion having been made for recruiting
could lie given to commerce as the con- seamen and gunners in the barracks
strnctlon of this necessar, complement' ashore. It is understood that this action
to the Suez Canal. The route is feasible, 0f the department is to be followed hy
the engineering work easy, and there similarly abandoning all the unpictur-
\\ ill lie no- extraordinary work required ■ eeque lint historic old ships that are
at any place on the whole route. Mor- j housed over and made to do duty ai re-
g»n quoted from the report of Chief su itin g stations at the various navy
Engineer Menoeal, who estimates that! yards. No particular argument in favor
the canal could lie built for $85,000,000, 0( retaining them has ever existed, al
and said lie thought the expenditure of ¡though their officers drew the highest
the $4.000,000 already spent liai demon pay, while their duty was practically
strated that the actual cost would be ashore.
even lower than that estimated hy Mr.
O r a n g e C id e r Wot a W in e ,
Menoeal. The two Houses of Congress
practically agree that the cost of the ca
R ichmond , Va., December 9.—In the
nal would he about $70,000,000. Morgan United States District Court to-day be
“ The manner of raising the money is fore Judge Hughes a verdict was ren
a matter tiiat should not he allowed to dered for defendant in the case of the
affect its construction. The canal must government against Wort E. Taylor A
he built under the fostering care of some Co. This was a test case involving
government. We must act now or aban the question whether orange cider,
don the canal to its fate.”
whicli is composed of water, sugar and
At the conclusion of Morgan’s speech California wine and seasoned with or
Mitchell of Oregon briefly expressed his ange extract, was liable to an internal
hearty approval of the scheme to build revenue tax. The Judge gave no in
the canal, and said he thought there was ' structions, the ease going to the jury on
no great difference among the people re- , the evidence, which included a certiti-
garding tlie propriety of the work of con ■ate from a United States gauger tiiat
the compound contained no alcohol.
a s h in g t o n ,
I n fe r i o r Q u a lit y o f P e t r o le u m .
E c c l e s ia s t i c a l B ill* A p p r o v e d .
December 12.—The govern
BuDA-PEsm, December 12.—Emperor
ment has instructed the Hamburg Cham
Francis Joseph to-day sanctioned the
ber of Commerce to inquire into the
complaint of the inferior qnality of re- ecclesiastical bills. There was a scene
excitement in theHeichs-
cent importations of petroleum by the I of unparalleled
i . , i ivi
t' — ___ It
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charged 1 1 rath when Dr. v\ ekerle, the Prime flun-
that the Pennsylvania oil fields are ex ister, announced tiiat the Emperor had
hausted and "the oil recently imported given his sanction to the bills. The
members rose in a body, and cheered
came from Indiana and Ohio.
for several minutes.
e r l in ,
T h e P o o lin g B ill.
T r o u b l e W i t h t h e U te «.
’W a s h in g t o n , December 13.—Blair’s
W a s h in g t o n , December 12. — Agent
amendment to the Cooper substitute,
which gave Congress power to change, I Day of the Ute agency has been in-
, structed to follow the Utes into South-
rescind or dissolve pooling
at any time, was agreed to without di- | eastern Utah and bring them back to
F O REIG N E RS
T i l . I m p e r ia l E d ic t T h a t W an tan n ed fur
T h e ir P ro te ctio n .
O fficia l
E. P. T H O R P ,
• tin n ed t o I t s F a te .
COTTAGE GROVE. LANE COUNTY. OREGON. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15. I8u4.
How the Warden Managed to
Kob the Slate o f Money.
T R U S T IE S A C C E S SO R IE S
D u sen h erry, th e
B an k er, and
E m b e z z li n g
W o o d la k e
z l in g N o r t h e r n
P u y a llu p
th e E m b e z
P a c if ic T i m e k e e p e r ,
W e r e III* C o n fe d e r a t e s in t h e C r im e .
scheme hy which Warden Coblentz
robbed the State of at least $15,000 dur
ing the past year has been given as fol
Accessory to tlie crime are Dusenherry,
the embezzling Puyallup banker and
confidential clerk of Coblentz, and Wood-
lake, the Northern Pacific timekeeper
who carried a dead man on his pay roil.
Woodlake was accountant at the jute
uiills. It was required of purchasers to
make out an application, which was sup
posed to be filed in tlie business office,
and an order given to the jute mill to
deliver so many sacks to hearer. Tins
was done, but it has been found tiiat
these applications and the original liooks
of entry have been destroyed, so tiiat no
record can be found. The money re
ceived would drop into Coblentz' pocket,
and he no doubt would feed Dusenherry
and Woodlake. The Governor questioned
these men, asking them to make a plain
statement of facts. Woodlake refused
to lalk, and every inducement to have
him make a clean breast of the crooked
ness failed. Dusenherry, however, ad
mitted that tie had played a star en
gagement with the Warden in his ras
cality. Albertson, the man who robbed
the Fidelity Trust of Tacoma, and who
keeps the general books of the prison,
stated that Coblentz had commanded
film to falsify his books. He said lie did
not like to do it, but he was helpless to
do otherwise. It is not believed hy the
directors tiiat Albertson wiP'-Uy did
anything wrong. It has a' .. * i been
noticed huw independent a..il happy
w ere the dispositions of Dusenherry anil
Woodlake. It can be summed up that
they held lucrative positions.
were not required to wear the prison
garb, hut dressed in citizens’ clothes.
Chairman Nye said to-day that the
“ trusties” guilty of assisting Coblentz
in his steal will lie put in stripes and he
made to work in the jute mill. The
books have been locked up, and experts
will have exclusive control of them un
til Coblentz’ administration lias been
It has come to light that Albertson
kept a private account of ail transac
tions, and the Governor has the figures.
Albertson says that while he was com
pelled to make false entries he kept true
accounts unbeknown to any one, so that
if tlie matter should lie brought out lie
could vindicate himself. It may he said
without fear of successful contradiction
that Albertson divulged the information
to Chief Clerk Collins, who in turn noti
fied tlie directors. The stealing was com
menced in May, and was mostly done
daring tlie big sales of jute bags.
Coblentz’ bondsmen are Milo Kelly
and Frank Bisson of Pierce county. The
bond calls for $10,000. This falls much
short of pay .ng the shortage. TheGov-
emor appears to deeply regret the trag
ical end of Coblentz, yet the dead War
den was liis own enemy.
Tlie great surprise to tlie people here
is tiiat Coblentz committed suicide.
There was no great confidence in his
honesty, but it was thought he would lie
tlie last person to take his own liie. He
was greatly devoted to his family, and
their every wisli was cheerfully supplied.
The body is being embalmed, and will
be shipped to Morrillton, Ark., to-day
or to-morrow. Mrs. Coblentz is iiearing
tlie affliction nobly, in fact much better
than was expected.
This has been a quiet day at the peni
tentiary. The guards a r e a w e -B tr ie k e n ,
yet the usual discipline is in motion.
Governor McGraw visited Levi An
keny this evening, and left for Olympia
via Portland to-night. Attorney-Gen
eral Jones also left here to-night, going
to Boise City. He made no statement
regarding the penitentiary matter.
Coblentz’ life was insured for $10,000.
Tlie insuranc“ agent says it will be paid
THE CLAYTON MURDER RECALLED.
L i t t l e R o c k , Ark., December 1 1.—
Another person, whose name caine into
prominence in connection with the fa
mous political murder case, in which
Hon. John M. Clayton was the assassin’s
victim, a crime tiiat startled the entire
country and has to this day remained
shrouded in mystery, lias come to a vio
lent end in the death of J. A. Coblentz,
who committed suicide at Walla Walla
Saturday. Coblentz was Sheriff of Con
way county, Ark., at the time of the fa
mous Breckinridge-Clayton Congres
sional contest, and it was he who appre
hended Clayton the day previous to the
assassination, with the admonition not
to remain at Piiimmerville. Cohlentz
was a prominent figure in Conw ay coun
K e l l y 's F o r a g e r s .
S a c r a m e n t o , December 9.—“ General”
Charles Kelly, who led a band of indus
trials from California to Washington last
spring, is organizing another army. He
lias written a letter to the Mayor of Sac
ramento, assuring him that his army
does not intend to move upan the State
capital. “ The only place we intend to
move on,” says the General, “ will lie
Grover’s villa, Washington, and by all
that is good and holy we intend to camp
in Washington again; to keep on camp
ing ard marching until we have a hill
passed by Congress to’ provide work for
unemployed American citizens.”
N e w .Japan C o m m e r c ia l T r e a t y .
December 10.—The new
treaty with Japan was sent to the Senate
to-day. It was accompanied by a
long letter from Gresham, shelving the
importance of the convention anil urg
ing its ratification. In executive session
tlie treaty was referred by the Senate to
the Committee on Foreign Relations
without reading. It is understood there
will lie no opposition to this treaty by
tlie Pacific Coast Senators for ra™ re«,
a s h in g t o n ,
l l o w T h e y F e e l In N ew Y o r k .
December 10.—The Cham
ber of Commerce to-day adopted tlie
following resolutions: That the com
mercial and industrial interests of the
country need a rest from tariff agitation ;
that our fleet in Chinese waters should
he reinforced ; that railroads should be
permitted to make pooling agreements;
that the representation of the American
agricultural products abroad should not
Y ork ,
N e w D is t r ic t A t t o r n e y .
W a s h in g t o n , December 12.— Repre
sentative John C. Black of Illinois, ex-
Commissioner of Pensions, lias been
nominated United States District At
torney at Chicago, vice Sherwood Day-
N e w Y o r k , December 10.—A letter
has just been received hy tlie missionary
society of the Methodist Episcopal
Church from Rev. Dr. H. H. Lowry, a
missionary of the society in Peking,
China, containing the latest mail ad
vices from tiiat country. In the course
of his communication Dr. Lowry says:
“ There lias been much anxiety here
and at the ports over the possibilities of
mobs, etc., and I think there is an un
necessary scare. The government will
do all in its power to protect us, as wit
ness tlie inclosed translation of the edict
published in tlie Peking Gazette:
“ ‘ Imperial edict—From the time of
tlieir establishment the churches of all
nations in Peking have enjoyed peace,
and according to the treaty should he
protected. The present breach of faith
of Eastern dwarfs—tlie Japanese—has
no relation to tlie foreign nations of tlie
West. And because this year many men
from every province are coming to Pe
king, we fear tiiat there are ignorant
ones, who will wrongfully distrust, and
tiiat evil-disposed vagalioiids will take
advantage of these circumstances to pro
voke disturbance. It is well, tlie-efore,
to take prompt measures for forestalling
all such. Therefore, the Mayor of Pe
king and the censors of liie five cities are
commanded to charge those under their
aiithoiityto strictly watch and suppress
disturbance and protect foreigners. If
there are those w ho disoliey and cause
disturbance, let them tie itnmedialely
apprehendtd and severely puuislied with
unusual vigor and no leniency lie used
in dealing with them. This is decreed.
“ ’ Knang Hsu, 20th year, ninth
month, 14th day (October 12, 1894.)’ ”
A N O TH E R
H O LD -U P.
T e x a s a n d P a c if ic L o a d
T h in T im e .
S e le c te d
F o r t W o r t h , December 9.—Tlie east-
bound Texas and Pacific passenger train
was held np at a trestle seven miles west
of here at 6:50 p . m . to-day. Several
shots were fired from tlie front end of
the train, and the passengers were
warned to keep their heads in the win
dows. The train was detained ten or
fifteen minutes, during which time those
who caught a glimpse of the proceedings
saw three masked men with guns leveled
marching tlie engineer and trainmen in
and out of tlie baggage car. When they
finished their work tiie robbers made
tlie engineer hack the tiain over a tres
tle, and while it was crossing disap
peared in a thick forest. Tlie passengers
kept so close while the train was being
robbed that they did not know much
about what was going on, and the rail
road men and express officials will not
make any statements. It is not known
how much iiooly was secured. The rob-
liers had possession of the express ear
until they accomplished their object.
One valuable package is known to have
been obtained. The safe of the messen
ger was carried off. It is learned on good
authority tiiat upward of $100,000 was
secured. Tlie passengers say the whole
tiling was done so quickly tiiat there was
little of a story to tell.
TUB A MOUNT SECURED.
o r t h , December 10.—Tlie train
held up oil the Texas ana Pacific is now
said to have been robbed of $140,000 in
money, gold bullion en route from Sa-i
Francisco to Washington, and Texas and
F ort W
FO RFEITED .
M ilw a u k e e a n d St. P a u l I>id N ot
U p t o It* A g r e e m e n t .
W a s h in g t o n ,
December 12. — The
President lias issued a proclamation for
feiting to tlie United States certain lands
in the Sioux reservation in South Da
kota, alleged to have been owned by the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail
road Company under an agreement be
tween tlie company and tlie Sioux In
dians ratified by an act of March 2, 1889.
The lands involved are three lots in sec
tion 10 and two lots in section 15, town
ship 104 north, range 71 west, covering
181 acres, and 640 acres in ranges 71 and
72 west in tlie same township in Sontii
Dakota, tlie plat of which was approved
January 4,1889, by the Secretary of the
Interior. These lands were to inure to
tlie company U|ion the conditions tiiat
it 8iiall, within three years after the act
takes effect, construct and put in opera
tion its line of road as provided for in
the agreement, and due notice of which
was made within nine months after tlie
act took effect. In case of failure to con
struct tlie road it was provided that tlie
lands granted for a right of way, station
grounds or other railroad purposes
should be declared, by proclamation of
the President, forfeited and shall revert
to the United Stateb, and lie subject to
entry under the provisions of the act.
D U N R A V E N 'S
S a m e T e rm * n* In l.n*t Y e a r ’ s B a r e * an d
E a r li e r T h a n O c t o b e r .
L o n d o n , December 8 . —An intimate
friend of lord Dunraven was questioned
to-day concerning the report tiiat lo rd
Dunraven hail already forwarded to tlie
New York Yacht Club a challenge for
Hie American cup. The gentleman in
terviewed appeared not to be aware tiiat
a challenge had tieen sent, hut added
that a letter might have been sent with
the view of gaining time under he ten
months’ notice clause of the deed of gift,
which letter under certain conditions
might l>e construed as a challenge. He
was certain tiiat if a challenge were sent
it would not hold good unless tlie enp
committee granted tlie two conditions
demanded by lord Dunraven. One of
these conditions is tiiat the race he sailed
on terms identical with those in the Val
kyrie-Vigilant contests. The other is
that the race he sailed earlier than Oc
tober. He believed tiiat after the letter
announcing the clip committee’s decision
had been received by the Royal Yacht
squadron a letter had been sent to J. V.
8. Oddie, Secretary of the New York
Yacht Club, offering to challenge for the
eupon the conditions mentioned.
M e d a l* f o r A r m y O ffice r * .
W ashington , December 9 . —By direc
Highest of all in Leavening Power.— Latest U. S. Gov’t U< port
F r e e - S i lv e r C oilin g’«
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P r o b a b ly M e e t L i t t l e O p p o d t tio n .
Annual Report o f the Interstate
Commerce Coni mission.
V A R IO U S
SU BJE CTS T R E A T E D
I t H e c t a r e s In F a v o r o f a S i n g l e C’ l a s s i -
l ic a t u i n o f C o m m o d i t i e s f o r t h e W h o l e
C ou n try
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K a le . K e g u t a t in g C o m m e r c e .
a s h in g t o n , December
annual report of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, which was sent to
Congress yesterday, tauges through a
variety of subjects, opening with that of
cou;t decisions, noting the case of Brim-
son and others. Tlie Supreme Court
held that Congress may em; loy any ap
propriate means to accomplish tlie ob
ject ot tlie law granted to it by tlie con
stitution, and tiiat Congress lias plenary
power to prescribe tlie rules regulating
interstate commerce; that provisions of
the 12lh section of the act to regulate
commerce, requiring the courts to use
their process in aid of inquiries before
the commission, are constitutional and
valid; tiiat in a proceeding to complete
the attendance and testimony of wit
nesses before the commission or to com
pel the production of liooks, papers and
documents, in a case of which under the
constitution a Federal court may take
cognizance, tiie failure to obey an order
of the court requiring the giving of such
testimony or the production of docu
ments before the commission is properly
punishable as contempt of court.
Regarding criminal and civil proce
dure under the law the commission, call
ing attention to misapprehension npon
this point, explains tiiat its duty is to
report to the Department of Justice facta
concerning alleged violations of the pe
nal clauses of the act, and says tiiiedoes
not clothe tlie commission with detective
or prosecuting functions, its connection
witii the criminal side of tiie law ending
with such report to tlie Department of
Justice. The report says that it is tlie
duty of shippers , railway managers and
citizens generally to assist the govern
ment in running down violations of
statutes designed to protect their inter
ests. Transportation should not be re
garded as a part of tlie private business
of shippers. It should be viewed as an
agency provided undergovernmeut sanc
tion. It recommends that the carrying
corporations he made indictable and
subject to tine for violation of the act.
Tlie report presents at length a state
ment of tiie work of tlie commission
and discusses tlie long and short-hanl
clause. Due observance of tiiat clause,
it says, will encourage legitimate and re
strain illegitimate competition in the
Speakingof theciassifhationof freights
the commission refers to the progress al
ready made toward harmonious railway
operation, which is desirable for tlie pub
lic interests, and explains tlie necessity
of providing single classification of com
modities for the whole country. The
advance in tlie past, it asserts, demon
strates tiiat uniformity is practicable,
and the failure to secure satisfactory
;> -r *i>;? work is dn - to
th;!' the three classifications now m use
have been separately developed by tlie
■i.'Kiciated lines operating in sections
ivhere the classifications apply, and tiiat
each group of carriers lias accomplished
its separate task, but seems unable to
agree upon and enforce a single classifi
cation. Uniform classification, the re
port says, depends u|ion tlie passage of
a statute requiring its accomplishment,
and tiie co nniission recommends that it
be directed to uiakeand prescritie within
a time to he named for such classifica
U T A H C O M M ISSIO N ’ S
D e n v e r , December 10.—Neaily all of
the delegates to attend the convention
of the American Federation of 1 abor,
whicli opens here at 10 o'clock to-day,
have arrived. John Burns, M. P.; Sam
uel Gompers, President of the Federa
tion ; Richard Holmes of England and
T. J. McGuire arrived Sunday morning.
Notwithstanding that the delegates com
ing profess ignorance as to the adoption
hy the delegates of a resolution favoring
the free coinage of silver, it is very proba
ble tiiat such a resolution will he intro
duced, and tiiat it will meet with but
very little opposition. On the question
of immigration some decided views are
expected from the convention. They
will probably lie in the shape of a reso
lution asking Congress to limit all for
eign immigration to this country for a
numberof years. But tieyond doubt the
principal business to come before tlie
delegates will be the adoption of a politi
cal platform. As a basis for such a mat
ter, the following programme, made hy
tlie different trades assemblies of Great
Britain, lias been recommended for con
“ Compulsory education ; direct legisla
tion ; a legal eight-hour work day; sani
tary inspection of workshops, mines and
homes; liability of employers for injury
to health of body or liie; the abolition of
tiie sweating system; the municipal own
ership of street-cars and gas and electric
ilants for public distribution of light,
teat and power; the nationalization oi
telegraphs, telephones, railroads and
mines; tiie principle of tlie referendum
in all legislation.”
With tlie exception of tlie clause refer
ring to the government ownership of
railroads, telegraphs and telephones, this
platform will probably lie favorably re
ceived and adopted without discussion.
Joseph F. Valentine, National Vice-
I’resident of the lionmolders’ Union of
Fan Francisco; J. F. Quale, Secretary of
the Amalgamated Carpenters of Chi
cago, and Chris Evans, Secretary of tlie
Federation, constituting the auditing
committee, are in tlie city and have lieen
inspecting the accounts of tlie federation.
N. J. Swindreth is here representing tlie
Pacific Coast Fishermen’s Union of As
December 9.—The an
nual report oi the Utali Commission sub
mitted to tiie Secretary of tlie Interior
yesterday reviews the general perform
ance of its duties in tlie supervision of
tlie elections in that Territory. Tlie
commission says tlie registration of vot
ers preparatory to tiie general election
was made in fairness. About 3,000 reg
istration offices were apportioned among
the twenty-six counties and over 1,000
judges of election appointed. Tlie total
amount of appropriations for tiie com
mission for tiie fiscal year was $32,000,
and tlie disbursements $26,073.
a s h in g t o n ,
COM PROM ISE.
S e t t l e m e n t F I T e c t e il l>y h I I q i i o r D e a l e r
W i t h G o v e r n m e n t O lt ic t a t a .
December 12.—A curious
compromise lias been made in a case
where Aaron Jaffe, one of the proprie
tors of tiie California wine house, plead
ed guilty before a United States Com
missioner to the charge of wholesaling
liquor without a government license. He
was accused of manufacturing and sell
ing, wholesale and retail, a concoction of
liis ow n manufacture purporting to he
the genuine whisky of a well-known
brand. The conditions of the release,
which were complied with, were tiiat he
should pay tlie government for both a
wholesale and retail liquor license from
September 1 to tlie close of tlie present
fiscal year; that he should also pay 50
per cent penalty for not taking out li
censes; tiiat lie should give a good bond
to tlie whisky manufacturers not to
counterfeit again either tlieir product or
latiel and give up all labels printer!, and
finally should pay tiie costs incurred by
the government in prosecuting tlie case.
The cost to him was about $500, but he
escapes a heavy fine and perhaps im
prisonment. Tiie settlement was made
between Jaffe’s friend, J. P. Gleason,
Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue,
and District Attorney Blinker.
S eattle ,
M AD AG ASC AR
EXPED ITIO N .
T h « A p p r o p t a t l o n B i l l H a * P a * * «-.i
F r e n c h S e n a te .
P a r is , December 10.—The Senate to
day passed the Madagascar appropri
ation hill by a vote of 267 to 3. M.
Honotaux, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
told the Senate that the only object of
Madagascar expedition was to civilize
tlie land. This was to tie done in virtue
of a French protectorate, which would
he established on tlie lines follower! in
the United States. M. De Freyoinet,
President of tlie committee appointed to
consider tlie appropriation, said that
w ith the a-sumption of tlie Madagascar
protectorate tlie period of French colo
nial expansion should be ended.
tion of the President a medal of honor
in the name of Congress has been award
ed to Captain Frank T. Baldwin, Fifth
Infantry, for distinguished gallantry in
T h e U te T r o u b le * .
the action with hostile Indians near Mc
S alt L a k e , Utah, December 11. —Gov
Clellan creek Tex., November 8, 1874,
when that officer led two companies of ernor West of Utah is pushing overland
troops against a hand of Indians consid from Thompson's Spring to Monticello,
erably outnumbering his lorces and suc
ceeded in rescuing two white giris, who where he is expected to arrive some time
ha8. ^ .en,
had been taken
captive, Similar medals !
ded to-dav to Major Miles *‘ raf 81.ntc.e ^ turJay,n 'gh tibut i$ is re-
Moylan, U, . 8 . A . , r e a r e d , f o r g a lla n t r y M T .
i t ta r . ¿ h o
„ gl w,..,
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o - i cowboys and . miners and L settlers,
in action with Nez Perce Indians at Bear have
armH by the Territorial gov
Paw Mountain, Mont., September 30,
1877, and to Captain E. 8. Huggins, Sec ernment.
ond Cavalry, for conspicuous bravery in
an engagement with hostile« near O’Fal D r. P ric e ’s C r e a m Ba k in g Po w de r.
lon creek, Mont., April 1, 1880.
W o rld ’s F a ir H ig h e s t A w a rd .
ENGINEERS AND FIREMEN PROTEST.
N. M., December 11 —
The engineers and firemen on tiie At
lantic and Pacific railroad have engaged
an attorney to look after their interests.
They say they have become tired of pay
ing the grand officers of their organiza
tions $10,000 to $20,000 a year, in addi
tion to the heaA’y local dues, for in time
of trouble the officers have taken sides
witii the company, sanctioned the dis
charge of men on account of the Ameri
can Railway Union without hearing tlieir
A lbu qu erque ,
T h e O fficia l*
IG NO RED .
D o w n In N ic a r a g u a V e r y
In d ep en d en t.
Jamaica, December 10.—
Somewhat startling news has been re
ceived here. It comes direct from Nica
ragua. Tlie treaty between Great Brit
ain and Nicaragua lias Veen qnietiv
ignored by President Zeiava’s officials.
General Uabeza has been named Gov
ernor of Mosquito on a salary of $300
per month. His brother has lieen mimed
Governor of Corn Island, which is just
off the coast of Nicaragua. Recently he
obtained tlie concession for a number of
years to use the island, it is said, as a
-oaling station. In the event of a com
pleted Nicaraguan canal Corn Island will
have an immense value both as a coaling
station and owing to its strategic situa
tion, practically commanding tlie Atlan
tic entrance to the canal. Tlie Governor
obtained this remarkable concession
from President Zelaya while Governor of
Tiie case of the Moravians has lieen
duly suhniilted to the government of tier
Britannic Majesty, setting fortli all tlie
facts as well as tlie attempt of tlie Nica
raguans to sell the valuable pro|x*rties
of the missionaries. General Catieza’s
decrees in tlie Mosquito reserve, where
inconsistent with tiie treaty of Mana
gua, have lieen refused recognition hy
Great Britain. General Barrios, tlie
Nicaraguan Minister to England, spe
cially appointed by his government, was
eo informed in London. Nicaragua is
practically under a dictatorship. Under
tlie new constitution formulated hy (ien
eral Zelaya, the President, any one de
nounced to the government of Nicaragua
as unfriendly to it may lie fined $50,900
or have liis property confiscated.
and mothers for the one who is now
introducing an anli-reA-olutionary hill
which is directed against us. To cheer
him would lie irreconcilable with our
honor and dignity.”
The rest oi Singer’s words were
drowned in a storm of vehement pro
tests, which only subsided when Von
1-evetsow called tiie speaker to order.
Tlie House then opened a debate on the
motion to abandon the [lending prose-
cut ions of some of tiie Socialist members,
d u r i n g w h t r h I’ rrmlPr V i ll i Maiilenffel
inveighed strongly ag».:nst the conduct
of tlie Socialists to-day. An adjourn
ment was finally taken until Tuesday.
Scene o f Great Confusion in the
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H a d t o h e D r o w n e d W it h
IN THE BELGIUM CHAMBER.
B russels , Decemlier 10. —Tiie Social
f o r t h e K i n g —T h e i r A t t a c k *
ists made an exceptionally aggressive
demonstration during the debate oil tlie
royal civil list in the Chamber to-day.
Their attacks were so hitter tiiat eA’entu-
aliv the Conservatives rose in a liodv
ami, led by tlie Premier, drowned ttie
Socialist speeches with cheers for the
King. Tlie Socialists replied, “ Hurrah
for tlie people.” Tiie Conservatives con
tinued to cheer and wave tlieir handker
chiefs until tlie confusion liecame lio|>e-
less, and the Chamtier adjourned.
W e r e V e r y B it t e r .
B erlin , December 10.— A disturbance
occurred to-day in the Reichstag palace
upon the occasion of the find sitting of
the Reichstag. After President von
I-evetsow had made a reminiscent speech
lie called for cheers for the Emperor.
The cheers were given heartily by ail ex
cept tlie Socialists, who remained seated
in spite of tlie excited and angry proteets
of tlie other members. A great uproar
followed. The Socialists resented tiie at
titude of the President, and Liebkneclit
rose in liis seat, liis manner being quite
threatening. Ulrich also sprang to liis
feet ami amid renewed cries of “ Sham e'”
“ Shame!” shook liis fist at the other
members. When order was restored the
election of tlie officers of tlie House was
proceed«! with. When this had been
concluded, President von Levetsow ex
pressed his regret that he Avas unable to
punish the disloyal Socialists. Singer
thereupon arose and attempted to justify
tlie attitude of himself and his fellow-So-
eialists. He was repeatedly interrupted,
hut was understood to say:
“ We will never be compelled to cheer
for one who recently told tlie rei mils
who were taking the service oath that.
should circumstances arise, they would
tie ordered, against the will of the peo-
pie, to snoot their own brothers, fathers
P ow er* M ay In terv en e.
December 12.—All foreign
diplomatic relations at Constantinople
have lieen suspended on account oi
Great Britain liav.ng taken tiie initia
tive in tiie matter of obtaining an inter
change of views of tiie powers, with a
view of taking joint action on the Ar
menian question. The Porte is very
anxious nt this turn of affairs. The
Turkish Ministry, assisted hy Kiamii
Sed and Chakir Pasha, sat continuously
from noon Saturday until noon Sunday.
Tiie Sultan expects tlie powers to inter
V ie n n a ,
O ff i c i a l ly D e c la r e d C n tr u e .
Decemlier 12.— A report
that was current to the effect that Field
I Mar8hal Yamagata, commander of the
|jrpt Japanese armv, is dead is officially
j j (H.)are,i to lie untrae.
okoham a ,
New York Racket Store,
K in g s t o n ,
Main and Wall Streets, Cottage Grove.
W. S. C H R IS M S , Proprietor.
S t o r a g e B a t t e r y T r u * t.
a J L lll i l l III III M l i l l T i n ! i M M 11 III « 7 »
December 8 —A finan
cial deal o f considerable importance has
just lieen consummated whereby the
(T i ffcO O worth of lovely Music for For?v
Electric Storage Battery Comwany of
if | 8 j . . Cents, consisting of 10 0 pages
full size Sheet Music of th-
this city lias acquired all tlie rigiits, pat o***- latest, " brightest,
liveliest and most popular - V t
vocal and Instrument ?
ents, etc., of the Consolidated Electric
nt manner, h.- --
Street Railway Company; tlie ha!terv
eluding four large size Portraits.
patents and rigiits of tlie Brush Electric
CARMENCITA, the Spanish Dancer,
PADEREWSKI , the Great Piuiilit,
Company of Cleveland ; tlie battery pat
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batteries and the good will of tiiat branch
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of tlie business of the General Electric
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Company; all the property, rights, pat fc-— Broadway Theatre flUg.. New York City.
ents, etc., of the General Electric launch S t :
canvassers wanted .
Company, and the Electric Launch and
Navigation Company, and tlie rigiits, li
censes and patents of tiie Accumulator
Company. Tlie complet ion of these pur
chases virtually places in control of tlie
IS t h e REST.
Electric Storage Battery Company all its
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former competitors in ttie business of
supplying storage batteries, and puts an
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eud to ail litigation over patent rialita.
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G o v e r n o r M c G r a w T a lk * o f
D e f a l c a t io n .
C o b le n tz *
C h e u a i . i s , Wash., December 11. —Gov
ernor McGraw returned from Walla
Walla to Seattle to-nigut. Speaking of
tlie affair at the penitentiary, be said tiie
amount of Coblentz’ defalcation might
not exceed $12,600. The private mem
oranda kept hy the superintendent of
the factory and the superintendent of
the warehouse after they began to sus
pect crookedness will probably enable
ttie directors to estimate with tolerable
exactness the amount Coblentz con verted
to liis own use. T; ie Governor does not
accuse Woodlake and Dusenherry of be
ing Coblentz’ accessories. He says no
inducements were held out to these men
to talk, but they were given an opportu
nity. The Governor says tiiat as lar as
he has been aide to discover Dusenber-
ry’s actions were honest. Mr. Bisson,
oneof tlie bondsmen, was at Walla Walla
yesterday, and stated his readiness to
make good his portion of tlie shortage
whenever asceitained. The Governor
denied that when he was Sheriff of King
county he filed written charges against
i acorn a paDcr
Coblentz, a« stated hy a Tacoma
After the killing of Deputv Sheriff l ’oori
at tlie request of Sheriff \Y 0 0 lerv
. . .
friends hail written to Senator Allen
asking for Coblentz’s dismissal. lea rn
ing thiB, tiie Assistant Attorney-General
protested that Cohlentz was a most use-
Itil man in the service of tlie district,
and at liis instance wired Allen not to
heed the letter. He had no acquaint
ance witii Cohlentz then. He ap[x inted
him Warden on tlie recommendation of
tlie most influential Republicans both of
King and Bierce counties.
T h e N ic a r a g u a n B ill.
Crisp to-day informed Representative
Geary that the Nicaraguan canal hill
would be given recognition. Geary tie-
lieves that there will be action on it this
session, and is inclined to believe it will
he favorable to the canal’s construction.
a s h in g t o n ,
T o K e e p iuose*.
A splendid way to preserve roses which
are to be sent a great distance is to insert
the ends of them in potatoes. This is
also an admirable idea for artists who
paint flowers and are obliged to have
^ them out of water hours at a time.
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M o u n t K a in ta r .
Decemlier 9 . —For the pur
pose of ascertaining the extent of tlie
disturbances tiiat have taken place on
Mount Rainier during the past two
w eeks tiie Poet-Intelligencer has decided
to lit out an exploration party to climb
the mountain. The party, which will
consist of a representative of the paper
and four others, will lie headed hy Major
E. 8. Ingraham, the veteran mountain
climber of this part of the country. The
party will leave in a few days, prepari-d
to lie gone two weeks or more, anil will
scale the summit if possible. They will
be provided with Canadian snow shoes,
and eacli man will carry a pack of sixty
jionnds, while tiie l’ fe-line will be util
ized to haul the sled carrying the pro
visions, blankets, tent, two complete
camera outfits, etc. If the trip is suc
cessful, it cannot but he of great interest
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