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INDEl'KNDKNCK, OREGON, Fit I DAY, lKCKMHKK 25. HH)8.
ONE UNDER ARREST MAKE!
Half doion Implications Aro Mad
In Conflon of Arraal Giving tvl
danc of Crook ad Work from Mon
Una to California.
Portland, Or., Deo. 11. Kociol
sorvlro men la tho employ of tha
Wftiern Colon TeloRraph Company
have unearthed an aliened conspir
acy among operator f railroad of
fice Id the Northwest and Call
fornla, thereby they declare steal
ing have bean made within the pant
18 month amounting to many thou
anda of dollar.
lW'Kulnr Wetern Union operator
are not Involved In tha conspiracy.
Tho Mealing I charged by the de
tective entirely against operatora In
lno I a tod railroad office where there
wa no check upon their work.
At least one arrest ha been made,
that of an operator at Rltxvllle,
Wash. It la alleged that thla opera
tor ha made confession Implicating
balf a dozen other.
According to the report of the de
tective the smail group of which tho
RltzvlIIe operator wa a member wa
but a link In tho chain of conspiracy
which extended from Helena to Sun
The mode of operation of the al
leged conspirator was dimple. An
operator at a sninll station where
there was r.o checking; system would
receives a message for another simi
lar point, dike payment for the com
pany, transmit the message and
pocket the money, which wa sub
sequently divided with the operator
at tho receiving point. Some time
beforo tho development of tho tele
graphers' strike a year bro last Bum
mer a similar graft wan unearthed
by tho company, but with Its discov
ery and the summary discharge of
tho operatora Involved It came to an
Will Hold Joint Inspection.
Victoria. II. C, !. 10. Advice
vror received by the suamer Km
pre of China today that In eonae
oueuce of arrangement regarding
Japanese ImnilgratloD to tho UuMed
Bute l)iwrn America and Japan
tho Inspection of Japanese Imml
grant to tbo United Htate I being
earned out Jointly by lb American
tnd Japnneae officials.
Million ! n ftiixar.
Washington. Dee. 11. rtgurea by
tb Bureau of BUtlatlc ahow tha
tho average Amarlcan conaumo balf
of hi wolght of sugar oach yar and
Unrle Ham' augar bill average
million dollar a day. Tho total
consumption of sugar In the United
State In 1(07, a shown by a report
Issued by tbo bureau, roacbod 7.0S1V
tJKXETUlT IMOX ASSUMES OF-
KICK OK IMIKHIDKNT OK IIATTI
ort au I'rlnce, Dec. 10. General
Antoln" Klmon, tbo newly elected
President of Ilaytl, took the oath of
office at 10 o'clock this morning a
bo palace In the presence of foreign
diplomat, tho officer of tho Amerl
ran and Italian warship and tho
lliytlan official of state. Senator
I'atilln, who presided at tho session
of rongres which elected Genera
Hlmon President, officiated and d
maided that tho President respect
the constitution and other law o
1-ator, t tho reception which was
held. M. Carteron, tho French min
ister, ad.lret.sed (ho President on be
half ow the diplomatic corps and of
ficially presented the respect of tho
foreign ministers. M. Claud, min
ister of forHgn affairs, gave astir
ances of the government' Intention
to maintain the most cordial rela
tlons with all government.
FLEET LEAVES FOR SUEZ
Starts on Ijonjcest of Entire
Trip Around World.
Washington, Doc. 22. Rear-Admiral
Sperry, commanding the Amer
ican battleship fleot, has cabled tho
navy department that the fleet do
parted Sunday from Colombo, Cey
lon, for Suez,
The fleet has begun the longost
single let? of Its world cruise through
the Indian Ocean, the Arabian and
Excavations Iteveal Hurled City.
Washington, Dec. 20. An Ameri
can. Pomepll is gradually being
brought to light, according to the
annual report of CharleB B. Walcott,
secretary of the Smithsonian Institute.
Under a special congressional ap
proprlation, the work of excavating a
prehistoric buried city at Casa
Granda, near Florence, Ariz., has
been conducted by Dr. J. Walter
Fowkes. Already a number of struc
tures have been discovered, but the
largest one excavated during the year
was a building 200 feet long with
11 rooms, the massive walls enclos
ing a plaza.
In the central room there Is a
seat callod by the Pima Indians "Tho
Seat of Montezuma." The ruins at
Casa Granda were found to be very
much more extensive than was an
ticipated. Test for Cruisers' Coal.
Newport, R. I., Dec. 20. The
three scout cruisers Salem, Chester
and Birmingham, which are being
put through various tests to deter
mine the relative efficiency of the
turbine and reciprocating types of
engineB, will be given some long sea
runs ..bout February 1 for the pur
pose of testing coal endurance.
Each will be sent out with bunk
ers full, 1400 tons, and will be re
quired to make a run of 2000 miles
at a uniform speed of 20 knots. Upon
returning here the coal remaining
will be weighed to determine the
amount consumed. .
OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL
Interesting Event of the Week in
WiiMiaington, 1). C.
Washington, D. C. During tl.
examination of Southern lumber
manufacturers before the ways and
means committee. Chairman Payne
mudn It very apparent that he is
strongly In favor of admitting for
eign lumber to American markets
free of duty. Mr. Payne has given
Intimations to this effect heretofore
but never so pointedly a Saturday,
when ho undertook to lecture a
Southern lumberman for asking for
protection on his product, when his
state persist In voting the Demo
Tho testimony of E. D. Motcalf, of
Auburn, N. Y., representing the In
ternatlonal Harvester Company, said
his company is bo well entrenched in
the 'agricultural Implement business
that It does not need the tariff, end
that it is immaterial to it how the
tariff is changed. He did not deny
that the International Harvester
Company manufactures over 60 per
cent of the agricultural machinery In
the United States.
C. P. Taft Out for Senate.
Cincinnati, Dec. 21. Charles P.
Taft left today for Columbus to open
headquarters from which he will
carry on his contest for the office of
United States Senator in succession
to Senator Foraker. Mr. Taft de
clares that there is no truth in the
atories that President Roosevelt is
opposed to his candidacy.
For Eczema, Tetter and Salt Rheum.
The Intense Itching characteristic
of these ailments is almost instantly
allayed by Chamberlain's Salve.
Many severe cases have been cured
by It. For sale by P. M. Klrkland.
A remarkable Increase in the value
of mineral production since the be
ginning of the new century is an
nounced in 'a report of the geologi
cal survey on the mineral resources
of the United States. This includes
all of the principal mineral prod
ucts, representing an annual output
of over $2,000,000,000, an advance
of more than 100 per cent in less
than ten years.
The President returned to the sen
ate without his signature the resolu
tion fixing the boundary line between
Colorado and New Mexico with a
message giving a his reason a re
port of the Attorney-General to the
effect that the bill made material
changes in the line, shifting five
post-offices from one jurisdiction to
Representative Mondell, of Wyom
ing, speaking in the interest of the
coal mining interests of Wyoming,
asked that the duty on coal be kept
where it is, saying that the Rocky
Mountain miners could not compete
with the Canadian coal producers
without reducing wages If the tariff
SOME MEN IN
CXITKft BTATKH NAVY III
ruv.MNu io.ntkh Mitrs
iinif p i niiiiLTi'i',r,inni "''" n
IllrlV I jtlllir I 'I'lll'y of rnnttruritng monst
llLII UilLllllLl ,Hhlp. blift than anythl
PROMINENT MEN ANXIOU WIL
SON TO REMAIN.
Judg Balling' of loattl Is Slated
for Portfolio of Secretary of tho
Interior Charlos Nagtl for 8 c ro
tary of Commore and Labor,
Waahlngton, Doe. 11. Cabinet
builder at tho national capital and
those who havo moved to Georgia aa
a part of tha entourage of President
elect Taft, aro uc,cedln In placing
on the anxious bench public men In
all action of the country who have
been looked upon a aspirant for
The announcement of the appoint
ment of Frank H. Hitchcock to bo
Postmaster-General, followed by that
of Senator Philander C. Knox to be
Secretary of State, and the generally
accepted report that George W.
Wlckenbam, of New York, Is the
choice of Mr. Taft a Attorney-General,
Indicate that the slate la being
made, unrapldlya ndthata n nmi nce-
ment of the entire Cabinet may bo
expected before long.
There seems to be a reasonable
certainty that In addition to those
named, Secretary Wilson will con
tinue a year or more as the head of
the agricultural department; that
Secretary Garfield will retire from
the Cabinet; that Judge Richard A.
Balllnecr, of Seattle, will be given
a place, probamy mat oi secretary
of the Interior; that Luke E. Wright
will retire from tho Cabinet and
again take a post In the diplomatic
Within the last few days the nama
of Charles Nagel, of Missouri, has
been discussed In connection with
the secretaryship of the Department
of Commerce and Iabor.
Probably the most difficult place
remaining to be filled is that of Sec
retary of the treasury. Among those
men mentioned are ex-Governor
Myron T. Derrick and Representa-
Washington. Dec. 11. Tho navy
built or ven designed Hwnrr.
On plan presented by the Na.al
Heard of Construction rail for elg'it
14-lmh gun and a displacement of
IS, 000 tons, wbll another plat) pro
vide for leetv II Inch gun and a
displacement of 16,000 ton In the
M-lnrh gun hlp the tntcknv of
lh turret, aldo and barbette armor
111 be thicker than In tbe lMnch
gun chip, giving better protection
than the latter will enjoy.
The navy department U pretty
well committed to tbe all-big gun
tblp plan and Congrro may consider
It favorably when tbe matter la prop
erly presented. Tho apeed of tho
new ablpa I Intended to be from
SO 1-4 to 10 1-1 knot an hour un
der trial condition of load.
.Mother Kill Children.
Montpeller, Idaho, Dec. 20.
Three death, to which a fourth
may be added, are the result of a
mother' deranged mind and the
quick action of a deadly poUon.
Mr. John Rosen, tbe wife of a
well-to-do rancher, living a few
mile from thl city, Saturday morn
ing administered strychnine to her
three children, a baby of four and
two son aged aeven and ten year,
fter dissolving the drug in wine.
She then poisoned herself.
Mr. Rosen, who wa In the barn
yard at the time, entered the houae
oon afterward and discovering the
condition of affair, sent the oldest
boy to a neighbor for help. Death
Boon claimed the mother and young
est child. The father followed the
son who had gone for help and found
him lying In the road llfelesa.
WOOL HEN WILL POOL
fiOTED JOURNALIST DIES
Major Orlando J. Smith, Founder of
the American Pres Association.
New York, Dec. 20. Major Or
lando J." Smith, founder, president
and general manager of the Amerl
can rress Association since isbz,
died at his home in Dobbs Ferry to
night. Major Smith had been ill
Bince September, at which time he
was operated upon for cancer of the
stomach, but throughout his Illness
he retained his interest in dally
Major Smith was a prominent fig
ure in American journalism for 40
years. Few men were better known
in the newspaper world. After ac
tive service in the Civil War, in
which he. rose from the rank of pri
vate to .ajor, Major Smith became
editor of the Express, Terre Haute,
Ind., removing the paper in 1878 to
Chicago. In 1882 he founded the
American Press Association.
Major Smith possessed the broad
est of minds. He was keenly in
terested in life and its problems in
all their manifold praises. He found
relaxation from material cares in the
tudy of religion and philosophy and
economics. He embodied his views
several volumes which have re
ceived scores of attention from the
World's thinkers. The most prom
inent of Major Smith's books are:
A Short View of Great Questions' ;
The Coming Democracy"; "Eternal-
sm"; "ualunce ana 'Agreement,
Between Science and Religion."
Major Smith is survived by a
widow, two daughters and a son.
The last named, Courtland Smith, is
vice-president and assistant general
manager of the American Press As
Shortly after the holidays the Sen
ate probably will decide where it
will place marble busts of two of
its vice-presidents, Roosevelt and
Fairbanks. Mr. Roosevelt's career
in the Senate was extremely brief,
and although it ended about seven
years ago, up to this time no bust
of him has been made.
Senators Lodge, Knox and Bacon
have been named by the senate to
represent that body on the Joint con
gressional committee on the inaugur
Hoarse coughs and stuffy colds tha
may develop into pneumonia over
night are quickly cured by Foley's
Honey and Tar, as It soothes inflam
ed membranes, heals the lungs, and
expels the cold from the system. P.
Warship Maine Sails for South.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 21. A special
from Fortress Monroe, Va., says:
The United States battleship
Maine, flagship of the third squad
ron of the new Atlantic fleet, sailed
today under sealed orders for the
south. She is presumably bound for
The armored cruiser oNrth Caro
lina sails today for Charleston Bay.
The cruiser Montana Is expected to
pail Wednesday to join the North
A Dangerous operation
is he removal of the appendix by a
surgeon. No one who takes Dr.King
New. Life Pills is ever subjected to
tbie1 frightful ordeal. They work so
quietly you don't feel them. They
cure constipation, headache, bilious
ness and malaria. 25c at all druggists.
Scheme to Reut Ituyer Chief Topic
Pocatello, Idaho, Dec. 21. If the
plans of the National Woolgrowers'
Association, the 45th annual conven
tion of which will be held in this
city January 14 to 16, do not mis
carry, the name of Boston as the
wool center of the world will suffer
a fatal blow. Western woolmen,
who compose a majority of the mem
bership of the National Association,
are pledging themselves to support
a movement for the establishment at
Chicago of a great central wool mar
ket of their own.
To consummate this plan requires
a pledge of 25,000,000 pounds of
wool. Already in the states of Colo
rado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Ne
vada, Washington and Oregon 18,
000,000 pounds of next season's clip
have been signed up. By the time
the Pocatello convention adjourns it
is predicted by those in touch with
the movement, 30,000,000 pounds of
wool will have been placed in a gi
gantic pool, and Boston commission
men who heretofore have been dic
tating prices to Vestern flockmas-
ters will find their occupation gone.
CALIFORNIA WILL REFUSE TO
PAY HIGHER RAILROAD RATES
San Francisco, Dec. 20. Shippers
and importers of California are ar
ranging to unite in a state-wide pro
test against the Increase In transcon
tinental tariffs announced by the
Southern Pacific and Santa Fe rail
roads as effective on January 1. Op
position will take the form of a
score of mass meetings, held in the
leading cities on December 30, when
representatives of leading industries
will set forth the grievances of the
business men against the carriers.
An executive committee appointed
some weeks ago to deal with the
question has announced this method
of procedure as more desirable than
an appeal to the courts, which was
regarded as productive of delay, or
to the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, which is powerless to take ac
tion until such rate changes have
MINER KILLS HUGE BEAR
WITH A. CHUNK OF ORE.
Reno, Nev., Dec. 20 R. W. Booth,
one of the pioneer mlnnlng men and
journalists of Tonopah, had a thrill
ing experience while examining a
tunnel in one of his properties near
the Big Southern mining camp yesterday.
At a distance of 150 feet from
the mouth he stumbled over what
proved to be a huge brown bear. The
animal had been driven Into the
mine to escape the cold weather.
Booth immediately realized his dan
ger and grappled with the bear, club
bing the beast over the head with
boulder of ore. In this way the
bear was rendered unconscious and
Christmas dance in the opera house
in this city, given by Independence
Remember the days Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday. Matinee
and evening Sunday. Wonderland
I of Holiday Goods un
usually large this season,
and the values are better
than ever before.
DOLLS, GAMES, PICTURE BOOKS,
For tbe Children. .
TOILET CASES, MANICURE SETS,
POST CARD ALBUMS, COLLAR 4
CUFF BOXES, MILITARY SETS,
and an endls variety of trinkets
suitable for present.
HOLIDAY SLIPPERS FOR LADIES,
HOLIDAY SLIPPERS FOR MEN.
Why not make your wife a present
of a fine linen table cloth with nap
kin to match, or one of our
FANCY HANDLE SILK PARASOLS.
will be appreciated by your friend
because they are useful.
Give your husband or your boy a
SUIT OF CLOTHES or a . GOOD
RAIN COAT or a pair of SHOES.
You'll find our prices reasonable
because we stick to the spot cash
plan and are satisfied with small
of Christmas Merchandise is great
spick and span new goods from the
best manufacturers of America and
Europe. New Dress and Waisting
Silks, new Wool Suitings in the new
We are showing the lates New York
Also all the new styles in Directoire
Suits, sheath Skirts, silk Petticoats,
fine Furs, silk Umbrellas, kid Gloves
in all shades, fancy neck wear and
Ruchings. We show the strongest
line of up-to-date new merchandise
shown in this part of the world and
at prices you cannot beat in Chicago
or New York.