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The Estacada News
JA P A N W O U L D T A K E O F F E N S E
l M « d Each Thursday
NEWS OF THE WEEK
to a Condensed Form lor Our
Resum e o f the L e es Im portant but
N o t L eas Interesting Events
o f the P ast W eek.
The streetcar strike at M ancie, In d .,
has been broken.
Four large New Y o rk
have gone to the w all.
F ire at Culbertson, M ont., destroyed
property valued at $126,000.
Thousands of men are returning to
work in a ll parts o f the Hast.
In bis annual report Secretary T aft
urges more pay for the arm y.
A scenic electric line w ill be b uilt to
the Yellow ston e National park.
Senator La F o llette is recoeiving
quite a presidential boom in the East.
Rapid progress is being made in se
curing a jury for tho second tria l of
T h aw .
Seven men were drowned by the
overturning o f a skiff in the Missouri
liv e r near Kickapoo, K an .
The missing steamer Mount Royal
has been sighted o ff Ireland and a
steamer sent to her assistance.
Intuit, Says Aoki.
P ro v o k e
Paris, Jan. 7.— The newspapers con
tinue to give much rpace to the Am er-
print an alleged in terview with Count
Aoki, the retirin g ambassador of Japan
at W ashington, in w hich he is quoted
from San Francisco as Baying Japan
would consider as an offensive action
any attem pt on the part of the United
States to exclude t.ie Japanese, and
take this as a text for long articles.
Viscount A o k i’ s denial of this inte «
view has not yet been published here.
Lacking this denial, the Journal Des-
bats thinks that in bis interview Count
Aoki has placsd his fingers on the real
‘ ‘ Japan refuses to adm it that any
where on the globe the Japanese are
accial y in ferior to any other people,”
says the paper.
“ Japan claims to
have won the absolute righ t to be treat
ed as a great power everywhere, and
under all circumstances.”
In the opinion of Eclair, if the two
governments accede to the sentiments
of the people and the logical necessitv
of the situation, a conflict would ap
pear very im m inent.
“ But Japan is
without money. Am erica is not ready,
and we doubtless shall Bee both nations
champ th eir bits a w h ile longer.”
The Gaulois believes that tire friend
ly and tactful powers at Washington
w ill brevent a break.
It fears only
that the Am erican people may become
Baron KaruiDO, the Japanese
amlrassador to France, today gave out a
statement that he was convinced that
Viscount Aoki o n ly meant that Japan
would consider legislalion offensive to
Japan as, for instance, if an exclusion
act is proposed like the Chinese.
S O L D IE R S C A L L E D H O M E .
Fu lly 60,000 men have returned to
th eir old places in O hio as the result
o f general resumption of com mercial Hundreds of Japanese Leaving B rit
ish Colum bia.
Vancouver, B. C .,.la n . 7.— Hundreds
I t is estimated th at there are 125,-
000 persons out of work in New York o f Japanese, whose terms o f service iu
C ity . An appeal for aid has been made the m ikado’ s arm y had not been com
pleted or who were on the reserve list
to the nation, state and city.
of fighting meD, have been called home
M any desperate crim in als infest San
Francisco and Oakland.
Dozens of Japanese qu it their work in
T h e seoond trial of H arry Thaw for Vancouver yesterday, and many more
the murder o f Stanford W h ite has are com ing into town today. A lready
they are securing passage on vessels
Ambassador A ok i reiterated Japan outbound across the Pacific from Van
couver and Victoria.
March 15 is g iv
ese friendship in a farew ell speech at
en as the day when they must report
ready for whatever duty is in store for
Strikes in N ew Y o rk for low er rent them.
are being settled by concessions on the
The gathering of the Japanese is be
part of landlords.
ing carried out with much secrecy. No
Japanese spies are said to be making less than 200 landed in a bunch this
sketches and photographs around Fort m orning from
steamer, which slipped in and out of
the harbor before d ayligh t and neither
H aywood says the acquittal o f Pettl- entered nor cleared from the customs
bone Is a vindication for the Western house.
Federation o f M iners.
Since Friday there has been a steady
T h e Vancouver ch ief o f police has stream of the brown men from the
No Japanese in the
refused to search Japanese for arms for logging camps.
city w ill adm it the com ing of the order
for fear o f stirring up further trouble.
for the return of the soldiers, but offi
The three men entombed at E ly.,
cers o f the Asiatic Exclusion league
N ev., by a cavein in a mine December declare that they have absolute inform
1 have not been reached yet by tho ation that this order has been received
In Vancouver since the departure of
M. Harmand, ex-French minister to the Am erican fleet for Pacific waters.
Japan, likens the situation between
the United states and Japan to a mine
C H IC A Q O T E N A N T S O R G A N IZ E .
which m igh t easily be set off.
The jury has disagreed in the Powers
oase. T h e next htrial is set for July
6. Powers is accused of com plicity in
the murder of W illia m Uoebel.
R io Janeiro is preparing hospitality
for the battleship Meet.
The governor has ordered out troops
to suppress the Muncie, In d ., riots.
T h e countess o f Yarm outh, H arry
T h a w 's siBter, is suing for a divorce.
W itte and Kuro|>atkin have had a
wordy controversy over the Russo-Jap
Banks of the country have made a
large Increase In business for the year
Seven o f the nine com panies o f U n it
ed States infantry at G oldfield have
Foraker denounces the method of
h oldin g Ohio prim aries, w h ile T aft
men defend them.
A hospital ship w ill be equipped 'a t
the Mare Island navy yard w hich w ill
meet the big fleet at Magdalena bay.
Judge Hunt has sent four Butte labor
leaders to ja il for contempt in connec
tion w ith the telephone strike in that
c ity .
Europe Is anxiously watching d evel
opments between the United States and
Japan. The next two months are con
Ghatto Resident! Demand
in High Renta.
Chicago, Jan. 7.— Five hundred resi
dents of Chicago's ghetto formed Isst
night a Tenants’ union with the avowed
purpose o f forcing landlords of the
d istrict to reduce rents $2 a month.
I.eaderB of tlie movem ent advised the
members of the new organization to re
fuse to pay the present rates which
were declared exorbitant and to force
the landlords to lake a ll legal steps and
pay a ll court costs in case the latter
refuse to meet the demands for lower
A t present, it was declared, four
rooms in a ghetto tenem ent cost $12 a
month, five rooms $1H a month and
six rooms $22. A fiat reduction o f $2
The movement w ill be modeled after
the one In New Y o rk . It is Ihe hope
of its leaders that it m sy spread to
lain',ring classes throughout the oity.
W ith this end in view a com m ittee was
appointed to confer w ith the Chicago
Federation of Labor and seek the co
operation of that body.
M ore Rant Riots.
New Y ork , Jan. 7.— In cipien t rent
riots broke out on the East Hide yi s
terday aa a result of the tension be
tween the landioide and the striking
tenants, and before the dlsordeis were
quelled by the police reserves, which
The State bank of Rocky Fork, Colo., were called from several precincts,
many com 1 slants were injured and
five were arrested.
The police used
Asiatic labor is causing a crisis in their clubs freely, but there was no
B ritish colonies.
way to obtain the number o f Injured,
Leaders o f the Russian R evolution as they hurried away and were cared
for by friends.
The disorders were
ary party have been arrested.
general throughout the district.
R ockefeller has given another $2,-
000,000 to Chicago university.
Stock 8how at Denver.
Receivers have lieen appointed for
the Seaboard A ir Lin e railroad.
Vancouver, B. C., laboring men are
b itter In th e ir denunciation of Asiatic
Recognising the improved condition
of finances in the United States, Eng
land has lowered the rate o f discount
R iotin g is
In d ., where a
i f peace is not
in progress at Muncie,
streetcar strike is on.
threatens to send troops
Denver, Jan. 7.— One o f the biggest
crowds of the year w ill be In Denver
January 20-25, to attend the Denver
show week there w ill be held a grand
horse fair, public sales of pure tired
cattle under the direction o f the Na
tional Breeders’ association, the 11th
annual convention of the American
eighth annual convention o f the Colo
rado Horaegrowere' association and the
convention o f the Colorado Graingrow-
W rack aga C o m te A sh ore.
Russian police discovered a plot to
R . I . , Jan. 7.— The
k ill the dowager empress.
So sure washing ashore of a large amount of
w ere the conspirators that they issued wreckage, including four hatchia, and
invitations to the funeral.
part of a name board which bore the
Count Boni and Prince de Sagan en letters “ 8 I M ” on Block island today
gaged In a street fight in Paris. The led the lifesaving crew at Handy Point
count is Anna G ould's ex-husband and to the b elie f that a schooner went
th e prince has several tim es been re ashore somewhere between Long island
and Block ieland last night. Hpecial
ported engaged to Mails me G ould.
patrols from the life saving station
Secretary T a ft advoiatee free trade ■••arched the shore, but nothing w »s
w ith tbe P h iliin es in sugar and to- found to id en tify the vessel.
W o rk fo r 6 ,0 0 0 Men.
Ambassador A ok i has started for
8t. Io n is. Jan. 7.— According to an
Japan, oonfldent o ' settlin g tbe Im m i
nouncement made ttxlajr an aggregate
o f 6,000 men w ill be re-em ployed Jan
T h e government has replied to the uary IS b y many large
Standard O il company, saying that its plants in East Ht. Louis, III., and v i
• i s oi $29,240,000 is perfectly just.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
A P P L E S H I P M E N T S IN C R E A S E
N E W K L A M A T H IN D U S T R Y
Stockmen Organize Com pany to O p Railroads Give O ut Figures Showing
O regon's Sale of Fruits.
erate Packing House.
Portland— M ore than tw ice as many
M e rrill— The orgaDiation o f the K la
math Packing A Com m ercial company, apples were shipped out o f this state
during 1907 than in 1906, according to
incorporated ia about com plete.
repoits com piled by the railroads. The
capital stock is $500,000.
Southern Pacific and O. K. A N . lines
The company has purchased of N . S. have com pleted figures showing the
M errill leu scree of land ai the foot < f cars of apples shipped from every point
Front street, bordering on Lost r iv ir . on the allied lines, and the total num
T be object o f the concern w ill be to ber o f cars is a surprise.
pack and ship all kinds of meat.
“ Nearly a ll these paples were bought
ing the past siasou over 25,000 head of f. o. b. at the station nearest the o r
cattle and sheep have been driven chards,” said General Freigh t Agent
through this c ity to Montague and M iller, of the Harrim an lines.
thence shipped to Sacramento and Oak shows the fru it is in demand, and
land, where they are slaughtered for E tstern buyers come here in search of
tt. T b e prices this season are better
There are many conditions which than ever before.
One station on our
make this long d rive and shipment un lines that never shipped an apple be
satisfactory. Am ong these are the loss fore this year sent away 40 cars to the
of tlesb on the lOU-mile d rive, the dam East a short tim e ago. This indicates
aging of meat caused by tbe goad stick how the apple industry is going ahead.
o f the cartender, the fevered condition I predict It w ill o n ly be a few years be
resulting from the close confinement, fore apple grow ing w ill be one of tbe
the cramped position in the crowded biggest activities of Oregon p eop le.”
curs, and the general unfitness for
Can't Use Wood.
market of the four footers upon arrival
at their destination.
Burns— The forest rangers of the
The slaughter of these anim als in Blue mountain forest reserve have fined
this county w ill insure perfectly health several Harney citizens for cutting tim
ful and palatable meat, w ill elim in ate ber in tbe reserve without perm its from
tbe shrinkage, and w ill double tbe the forest guards. The largest fine im
profits of the etcck raiser, as he w ill posed was on B. A . Dickenson, who
receive not only his first profit as pro operates a saw m ill about eigh t miles
H e was caught taking
ducer, but as a stockholder in the com from Harney.
pany w ill receive a second profit as tim ber from governm ent land and fined
$300 for about 17 trees. The saw m ill
Because of the lateness of the season, men have been m aking this a practice
com paratively little work can be done for years before the reserve was creat
this year, but tbe com pany w ill be put ed, and thought it no harm to continue
upon a working basis and several hun the practice. Last fa ll was the first
dred head of hogs v ,ill be converted tim e a forest guard has been ctationed
into hams, bacon and lard. E arly next here to give permits for cutting tim ber
spring conveniences for tbe preparation for wood and other purpose»
lias always been plenty of tim ber out
of a ll by products w ill be installed.
side the reserve for wood and tim ber
for building purposes until
A S K T IM E O N R A N G E T A X .
when it was ail secured by outside peo
ple, to be transferred in tim e to large
Wallowa Sheepmen Don't Want to Pay tim ber companies.
S 14,000 Until Next August.
E nterprise— A t
W allow a County W oolgrow eis, in this
city, resolutions were adopted request
ing the governm ent to defer collection
of range dues until after shearing, or
about August 1.
The sheepmen of
W allow a pay about $14,000 for rent of
ranges, ami this would be hard to raise
under the present scarcity of money.
It was recommended that the present
oounty bounty of $1.50 a head on coy
otes be continued, and
cents a head
tax on sheep be levied to pay for it.
There are 146,000 sheep being fed in
W allowa county this w in ter. Tw enty-
two sheepmen joined the state associa
tion and with the $2 yearly dues and
$2 assessment on each 1,000 sheep
sheared last June, the sum of $257 was
collected and sent to the slate body.
T o Develop O regon Borax,
Burns— T b e Oregon Borax company,
of which Joseph Gaston, o f Portland,
is president, lias commenced the work
of developing the soda and borax de
posits at A lk a li lake, on tbe edge of
Lake county near tbe Harney county
line at G ra y’s Butte. A large amount
of lumber has been ordered for perma
nent buildings, and
Z ell Young, w ith a party of carpenters,
is on the ground to carry on the work.
In addition to these preparations, the
sheet iron for b oilin g and settling
tanks lias been ordered in C alifornia
and w ill be shipped up to the lake by
the narrow-gauge railroad from Reno
to Alturas, where the tanks w ill be
constructed on the grounds.
G K t to O . A. C . Girls.
Board Raises Teachers’ Pay.
Oregon C ity— The teachers of tbe
c ity schools w ill receive a substantial
increase in salaries next year. This
was assured at the annual m eeting of
the local district, at which a special
tax o f 3 % m ills was levied. The levy
is 1 rail I ■ n excess of the recommenda
tions of the board of directors, and tbe
excess w ill be added to the salaries of
tbe teachers, m aking the amount ex
pended next year about $10,000, In
comparison w ith $8,000 for the year
just closed. The annual report of the
directors shows the schools to be in a
flourishing condition, and the financial
report shows that the floating indebt
edness is $900 less than last year.
O fficials A re Strict.
Pendleton— That the O. R . & N . offi
cials intend to enforce ttie rule of tfce
company to the letter is shown by an
action taken by which Conductor C.
H . Norris o f the Pendletou-IIuntiugtcn
passenger run has been taken out of
service because officials of the com
pany found the gns lights burning in
tb e baggage car c f an O. R. A N . train
at Durkee a few days ago at 10 a. m.
As the conductor has charge o f the
train he is supposed to see that a ll the
m inor regulations are observed, at all
New Hospital Completed.
Chemawa— Frederick A. E rixon, of
Salem, has com pleted and turned over
to the Indian school the spacious brick
hospital for which he had the contract.
The contract price wan $19,978. The
building is com plete w itli steam heat
ing, electric ligh tin g, sewer system and
the latest im proved plan o f ventilation.
The building is w e ll adapted for both
sexes ami is equipped w ith fum igating
rooms and operating rooms, in addi
tion to the dispensary, offices, etc.
C orvallis— The g ift o f MrB. Clara H.
W aldo, state grange lecturer, to W ald o
hall, the young wom en’ s dorm itory, is
probably the costliest present ever do
nated to the Oregon Agricultural col
lege. 8ince the dedication of W ald o
hall the gift of Mrs. W ald o has been
anticipated, but its arriva l, which was
recent, com pletely overwhelm ed all ex
pectations. It is a beautiful clock of
old fashioned type, which, from its
solid cherry case to its
Salem— The executive com m ittee of
ttie state normal schools has elected 0 .
E . Payne, of the department of science
at Ashlaml normal, to serve as acting
president for the rem ainder of this,
year in the place of B . F. M ulkey, re
Warnings to Entrymen.
PO R TLA N D M A R K E TS .
Clyde Sayne Acting Preaidant.
Butter— Fancy creamery, 360 37 )^c
i V eal— 75 to 125 pounds, 8 ^ @ 9 c ;
125 to 150 pounds, 7o; 150 to 200
pounds, 5 0 6
| Pou ltry— Average old hens, 12c per
pound; m ixed chickens, l l J t c ; spring
chickens, 1 10 12 c; roosters, 8c; dressed
dressed, choice, 18(S20c; geese, live,
15c; ducks, 14c; pigeons, $10 1.5 0;
Eggs— Fresh ranch, candled, 3 2 )$ @
35c per doxen.
Pork— Block, 75 to 160 pounds, 6 0
Gold Cane for Calbreath.
6 t^c; packers, 8 0 6 1 , c.
Salem— The medical staff o f the Ore I
W heat— Club, 83c; bluestem, 85c;
gon state insane aelynm last week pre
valley, 83c; red, 81c.
sented Superintendent J. F. Calbreath
Oats— No. 1 white, $28; gray, $28.
with a fine goldheaded cane as a token
Barley— Feed, $27 per ton; brewing,
o f th eir esteem.
Dr. Calbreath has $31; rolled, $30.
served eight yeats as superintendent I Corn— W h ole, $32; «ra c k ed , $33.
and line enojoyed very harmonious re '
H ay— V a lle y tim oth y, No. 1, $16 per
lations with his suboidlnatee and with ^ o n ; Eastern Oregon tim oth y, $22023;
the Ixiaid of trustees. H is second term clover, $15; cheat, $15; grain hay, $16
ended January 1, when he was succeed . 0 1 6 ; alfalfa, $16; vetch. $14.
ed by Dr. E. I.. Steiner.
Fruits— Apples, 75c0$2 per b ox;
deaches, 7 5 c 0 $ l per crate; pears, $1.26
S h ort C ou rses Popular.
¡0 1 .7 6 per box; cranberries, $9.50012
C orvallis— Much interest is bring per bsrrel.
manifested in the com ing short courses | Vegetables— Turnips, 75c per sack;
st the Oregon Agricultural college. No carrots, 65c per sack; beets $1 per sack;
palna have been spared to make the • tieans, 7 0 9 c per pound; cabbage, lc
work this year more com plete and ca ! per pound; cauliflowers, 76c<<jt$ 1 per
tenate than ever before, and some of .doxen; celery, $3.2503.50 per crate;
the best lecturers in the state ate on onions, 15020c per doaen; parsley, 20c
th » program. The new short courses per doxen; peas, l i e per pound; pep
begin January 7 and Include instruc pers, 801 7c per pound; pumpkins, 1 9
tion in general agriculture, dairying, ! l H c per pound; radishes, 20c per dos-
and ,e n ; spinach 6c per pound; sprouts, 8c
per pound; squash, 1 01 V*c per pound;
tomatoes, $1.50 per box.
Eugene Invitee V isitors
Onions— $1.7501 86 per hundred.
Eugene— The promotion department
Potatoes— 5 0065c per hundred, de
of tt*e Eugene Commercial club has liv e r e d P ortlan d; sweet potatoes, $2.76
had notices printed and w ill hang them per cwt.
in every depot in the state, to the effect
Hope— 1907, prim e and choice, 5 0
tliat strangers w ill be made welcome 7t%c per pound; olds, l « 8 c per pound.
at the rooms of the club, and In vitin g
W o o l— Eastern Oregon, average beet,
any visitors to visit the c ity of Eu , 13020c per pound, according to shrink
gene. The cards state that the club has age. valley. 18020c, according to fine
nothing to sell, but in anxione to be of ness. ; mohair, choice, 2 9030c per
any service it can to strangers.
Lakeview — The numerous decisions
rendered the commissioner of the gen
eral land office no longer leave any
doubt in the minds of homesteaders as
to what they must do if they expect to
hold the lands in the Southern Oregon
In every caaee o f contest
where it was shown that the home
steader bad failed to com ply w ith the
law in any particular, no matter how
triv ia l, tbe decision has gone to the
contestant and the homestead entry
has been ordered cancelled.
12— Steamship Cypress wrecked on
Lake Superior and 22 lives lost.
Town of San Jose del Cabo, Lower
California, destroyed by cloudburst.
Du Pont powder works near Fon
tanel, Ind., explodes, killing 50 people.
* 10— W all street flurry causes great
slump in copper stocks.
23— Panic in New York and the
N a tu ral
P h en om en a and
D ire fu l
Euat marked by suspension of Knieker-
4— Fifty-ninth Congress adjourns sine bocker Trust Company and of various
A c c id e n t Fu rnish L o n g L is ts
d ie ....T h re e changes in President’s cab financial concerns, appointment of receiv
o f Dead.
ers for Westinghouse Electric and Manu
inet take effect.
facturing Company, and wild scenes on
Strother brothers in Culpepper, Va.,
acquitted of murder under “ unwritten Slock Exchange.
Germans win balloon race from St.
Louis with France second.
Death of John Alexander D o w le ...
EPITOME OF IMPORTANT EVENTS
W ill J. Davis freed of responsibility for
27— New $20,000,000 Union station
Iroquois theater disaster by Judge Kim opened in Washington.
30— Earthquake and mountain slide de
brough of Danville, 111.
stroys town of- Karatagh, Russian Tur
Death of M. Casimlr Perier, for
R ecen t F in a n c ia l D istu rbance— O kla
mer president o f France. .. . Magaxines on kestan, and causes 15,000 deaths.
bom a a State— F in e and Q ift
French battleship Jena explode at Toulon,
killing 80 and injuring 500 persons.
o f M illio n s .
Great railway strike in Great Brit
14— Death of Maurice Greu, Impres- ain called.
5— End of telegraphers’ strik e.. . . Elec
The chronicler who scene the record
Burning of Helicon Hall, Upton
tions in many States.
of 1907 that he may w rite o f It find» Sinclair’s colony, near Englewood, N. J.
Death of Dexter M. Ferry, seeds
Greater Louisville exposition open
himself confronted by an exhibit of
man, of Detroit.
destruction and disaster that he had ed.
15— Death of Moncure D. Conway,
19— Death o f Thomas Bailey Aldrich. American author. . . . Fire destroys town
not fu lly appreciated before. Since the
opening day o f the year the great ca
10— Oklahoma admitted to statehood.
tastrophes that have been accompan
25— Death of Alexander Beaublen, first
Jury in Steve Adams case in Rath-
ied by large loss o f life have numbered white male born in Chicago.
drum, Idaho, disagrees.
28, an average o f «ligh tly more than
81— Death of Galusha A. Grow, former
Thirteen lives lost in New York
two for each month. Several of these Congressman from Pennsylvania.
tenement house fire.
have been great convulsions o f nature.
A PR IL.
20— Death of Gen. B. D. Pritchard of
There wag the earthquake that destroy
2— Chicago elects Fred A. Busse, Allegan. Mich., whose regiment captured
ed Kingston, Jamaica, out o f which Republican, Mayor and approves new Jefferson Davis.
came the disagreeable Swettenham In traction ordinance by majority of 83,120.
Hotel fire in San Francisco kills 17 1—
cident ; subsequently occurred other
Explosion in mine at Fayette City,
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions In
Pa., kills 40 miners.
2— Sixtieth Congress opens.
Mexico, Chile and China.
An earth Ilarry K. Thaw sane.
Howard Nicholas and Leonard Leo 4— King Oscar of Sweden resigns gov
quake and mountain slide that de
pold convicted of murder of Mrs. Mar ernment into hands of Crown Prince as
stroyed the town o f Karatagh, Russian garet Leslie in Chicago.
'Turkestan, snuffed out 15,000 lives, and
Lord Cromer, British
ruler in 0— Explosion entombs 400 miner« at
a frigh tfu l typhoon at Hongkong. Egypt, resigns.
Monongah, W. Va.
China, killed unknown hundreds o f tho
Standard Oil Company convicted 8— Death of King Oscar II. of Sweden
Inhabitants. A hurricane in the Caro in Illinois court of rebating.
and accession of his son as Gustaf V.
Death o f James H. Eckels o f Chi 11—
line Islands wiped out 200 liv e s ; a
President Roosevelt reiterates his
great flood In Japan caused 600 deaths.
declaration that he will not again be a
Among the catastrophes originating In
Great Northern’s Oriental Limited 10— Dust explosion kills 75 men in
the operatlous and enterprises o f hu
derailed by wreckers at Bartlett, N. D.
mine at Yolande, A la ....G r e a t war fleet
manity there have been explosions—
10- 19— Volcanic eruptions in Chile.
sails from Hampton Roads for Pacific.
several o f them In mines, others in
Great tire in native quarter of 17— Death o f Lord Kelvin, English
blast furnaces and on shipboard— col Manila.
lisions o f ships and o f railw ay trains,
20— Opening of Jamestown (V a .) Ex
the collapse o f the great uncompleted pos. Jon.
W h i t e M a t t e r D e t e r m i n e « “ B r a l n « . ,r
30— Hurricane in Caroline Islands kills
bridge over the St. Lawrence river
According to a book recently issued by
Dr. Edward Anthony Spitzka, professor
near Quebec, and the blowing up o f 200 people.
general anatomy in Jefferson Medical
the Du Pont powder works In Fonta-
Great loss of life from explosion College,
it is the white matter connecting
net, Ind. A ll these produced long cas
(he hemispheres of the cerebrum which
Sir Alexander Swettenham retires
in a great measure determines the quality
The roll o f eminent dead Is also an as Governor of Jamaica.
of the human intellect, and not the gray
extensive one. Sweden has lately been
0— Dr. John Watson (la n Maclaren) matter, as has been heretofore supposed.
called upon to mourn the decease o f Its dies in Mt. Pleasant, Io w a ... .Tornado Prof. Spitzka lias made a comparative
beloved king, Oscar II., and his son wipes out towns of Birthright and Ridge study of the brains o f several men emi
and successor has assumed the reins way, Texas.
nent in various walks of life and find«
Son born to
of the brains of various kinds o f think
o f government.
In Persia, also, the
ers show specialized developments. Thus,
old Shah has died and a new one rules. Spain.
Mystic Shriner special wrecked the
at brains of musicians are richly convo
Not death, but abdication
Honda, Cal., and 31 lives lost.
luted in the auditory association area.
changed the governmental head In
Mine fire at Velardena, Mexico,*
Politics, art, science, letters, kills 90 men. . . . Earthquake In China Such abnormalities as left-handedness,
partial deafness and defects of vision, he
and the platform have each paid Its kills 4,000 persons.
says, leave their indelible imprints upon
toll to death in the loss o f some fore
Isaac Stephenson elected United
tbe brain. As to judging braius by weight,
most representatives. Am ong the names States Senator from Wisconsin.
he declares th a t: “ Men of the kind who
25— Death of Theodore Tilton in Paris. never remain steadily employed, and who
may be recorded those of form er Pres
20— Death of Mrs. William McKinley. ut.ually fail to even learn a trade, stand
ident M. Caslmir P erler o f France,
Senators Morgan, Pettus and Alger,
lowest in the scale. Above them come the
and trade workers, the clerks,
Qalusha A. Grow, James H. Eckels,
Oscar I I . resumes reign as K ing mechanics
the ordinary business man and common
Maurice Grau, Richard Mansfield, Jo Sweden.
school teachers. Highest of all we find
Sudden death of Mrs. Helen M.
seph Joachim, Edvard Grieg, James
men of decided mental abilities, the ge
McGranahan, Col. W ill S. Hayes, Prof. Gougar.
7— Fatal and destructive tornado in niuses of the pencil, brush and sculptor’s
Alexander S. Herschel, Thomas Bailey
Kentucky and southern Illinois and In chisel; the mathematicians, scholars and
Aldrich, Dr. John W atson (Ia n Mac-
laren ), Theodore Tilton, Mrs. M ary J.
9— Death o f Julia Magruder, novelist.
K e n t u c k y M ig h t Rtdera* R a id .
Holmes, Francis Murphy and Mrs.
Great strike against government in
Hopkinsville, Ky., was the scene o f a
Helen M. Gougar. Mrs. Wm. M cKin wine growing regions of France. . . . 500
desperate and destructive attack by mask
ley and John Alexander Dowle are also lives lost in burning of Chinese theater
ed night riders of the night of December
In the list o f the well-known dead.
0, when 500 of them entered the town,
A financial disturbance o f widespread
captured the police and fire departments,
influence has made Itself felt during of Alabama.
took possession of the telephone exchange
the last three months o f 1907.
and railroad stations and then burned
T h e number o f States In the Union
three tobacco warehouses and other prop
Mayor Schmltx of San Francisco
et ty aggregating $200,000 in value. So
has been Increased to 441 by the ad convicted o f extortion.
mission o f Oklahoma.
14— Olympic Theater burns in Chicago. quietly had the marauders come and so
thoroughly did they do their work that
10— Czar dissolves the Duma.
T h a t modern minds are not appalled
the people of the place had no chance to
Death of Prof. Alexander S. Her
by large amount« Is shown by tw o o f
resistance. 'Hie store windows were
the year’s transactions. The Standard schel, English astronomer.
20— Mayor McClellan of New York broken in and the plant of the newspa
Oil Company has been fined $29,000,-
breaks first sod for construction of great per favorable to the tobacco trust was
000 by a Chicago Judge, and John D.
demolished. For the motives of the raid
Rockefeller has made donations o f $32,-
20— Fire destroys block of buildings ad was to get even with the warehouse men
who had refused to join the Farmers’ As
000,000 to educational projects.
joining Jamestown exposition.
T w o great expositions
30— Death of Francis Murphy, temper sociation and had dealings w'ith the trust.
Several o f these men were beaten with
held. T h a t at Jamestown, Va., did not ance evangelist.
switches and one man was shot, a brake-
receive the patronage expected and Is
man who was trying to get his train
in the hands o f a receiver. The other
3— Fatal windstorm sweeps western away from the path of the flames. A
was In G reater Louisville, Ky.
posse followed the retiring raiders some
John D. Rockefeller appears as wit
A public work o f vast magnlture was
distance, but were outnumbered. Next
begun when M ayor McClellan o f New ness in court In Chicago.
day Gov. Beckham ordered a company of
York broke ground fo r the construc
militia to the scene to aid Sheriff Smith.
Death of James McGranahan, gos
tion o f the great Catsklll
Investigation is to be rigid.
pel song writer.
whlgh in a few years Is to convey to
Assassination of President Fal- W h y C r i m i n a l ( l a « « I n c r e a s e « .
the metropolis an Inexhaustible supply lieres attempted in Paris.
In a recent address before the members
o f pure water.
Powder explosion on battleship
of the Chicago Woman’s Club l*rof. W ill
T h e H arry Thaw trial In New York Georgia kills 8 seamen and injures 13.
iam I. Thomas of the University of Chi
and tbe general strike o f telegraphers
18— Emperor o f Korea abdicates.
cago made the statement that the insane
30 killed in Pere Marquette wreck
the country over were subjects o f much
and criminal classes in America are in
Interest to the public w hile they con
creasing more rapidly than the normal
population, the birth rate among the more
off California coast and 150 lives are lost.
intelligent classes being low’er than the
T h e principal happenings o f 1907 are
Death o f Col. W ill S. Hays, ballad
death rate. This, he said, meant rapid
briefly given b elo w :
race deterioration and made the question
Death of Senator E. W. Pettus of
of white or yellow supremacy in the near
2— Wreck on Rock Island near Vol- Alabama.
future a grave one.
lie charged that
Jury In Boise, Idaho, acquits W il
land. Kansas, kills 85 persons. . . . Chas.
child-bearing was left largely to the poor
M. Floyd, Republican, elected Governor liam D. Haywood of murder o f Gov. er classes, w hile the women of the upper
Steunenburg.. . .B ig fire at Coney Island,
of New Hampshire by Legislature.
classes are giving themselves over to per
5— Bomb thrown in Fourth Street Na N Y.
sonal ornamentation, struggles for social
tional bank, Philadelphia.
pre-eminence, and “ the solemn sacrament
8— Death of 8hah of Persia.
Standard Oil Co. fined $29,000.000
of bridge whist.’* He declared that thers
Jamea Cullen lynched in Charles
for accepting railroad rebates by Judge were few American families whose dress
City, Io w a ....G e n . Vladimir Pavloff as K. M. Izandia of Chicago.
and mode o f living did not represent
sassinated in St. Petersburg.. . .80 miners
Beginning of telegraphers’ general
larger bank accounts than they possessed.
killed by exploeion in Pittsburg blast fur strike.
12— Death of Robert A. Pinkerton.
N e w P r i n c i p l e In S t r u c t u r a l W o r k .
Typhoon In Philippine« killa 100 15— Joseph Joachim, violinist, dies in
A new principle in engineering prac
tice is described by the Scientific Ameri
Fire near Straaaburg, Germany, 19—
Prince Wilhelm of Sweden can
et in the case o f a lookout tower built
causes 20 deaths... .$1,000,000 fire in Jamestown exposition.
by Alexander Graham Bell, In which the
20— Great fire in Hakodate, Japan.
structure is composed of tetrahedron«,
14— Earthquake destroys Kingston, Ja
Nelson Morris, Chicago packer,
and is said to be the first iron structure
built on this principle. Each tetrahedral
Sixty lives lost in two Big Four 29—
Great bridge over St. Lawrence
cell, which is the unit of construction,
railroad wrecks in Indiana. . . . Moham river, near Quebec, collapses, carrying 84
is made of one-half inch iron piping, and
med A ll Mirsa crowned Shah of Persia workmen to death.
measures exactly 48 inches from tip to
....A d m ira l Davis and American squad
30— Death of Richard Mansfield.
tip. Two hundred and sixty of these
ron sent sway from Kingston, Jamaica,
cells were employed in the tower, which
by Gov. Swettenham.
rises 70 feet above the ground. Some of
Death o f Edvard Grieg, Norwegian
Death of Joeiah Flynt Willard, 4—
the advantages claimed for this method
tramp and author. . . . England apologises composer.
of construction are lightness, greet rigid
for Swettenham incident.
Anti-Japaneee outbreak in Vancou
ity, rapidity and ease of construction,
ver, B. C.
Twenty miners killed by explosion
very little false work being required, and
Japanese battleship Kashima blows
near Primero, C o lo ....T h a w trial begins
the facility with which any part may be
ni at Kurt with loss of 40 lives.
in New York
Death of Senator R. A. Alger of 15— 25 lives lost in wreck of excursion
train near ('«naan, N. H.
R a b le « m R e a l D isease.
Explosions in mine near 8aar- 17— First election in Oklahoma.. . .Chi
Chief Melvin of the Bureau o f Anlmai
brueck, Prussia, kill 300 persons. . . . 100 cago defeats new charter.
Industry of the Acrlcultura! Department
Frank J. Constantine convicted •ays
live« loot by typhoon In Hongkong har
that many experiments conducted
murder of Mrs. Louise Gentry In Chicago by the bureao note demonstrate thst hy
29— Ninety miners killed by mins explo ....G randstand blown down in Hegins, drophobia Is a real g»rin-generated snd la-
Pa., and 50 people hurt.
sion near Thurmond. W. Va.
fsctlous disease. This disease, he says,
25— Flood in Japan drowns 000 per can be communicated from beasts to men
well ss from beast to beast. There are
7— John D. Rockefeller makes $32.000,-
Eight lives lost In B. * O. wreck
two type* of hydrophobia, dumb and furi
000 gift to educational work.
et Belleire, Ohio.
ous. In tbs earlier stages of the former
12— 200 lives loet by sinking of Joy
80— McKinley mausoleum dedicated in kind s dog Is dangerous, hot in tbe late
line steamer Larchmont off Block Is’.and.
stages It is not. as it sustains paralysie
R I ....... Death of ex-Gov. Frank W. Hig
of ths Jaws; but a dog with ths furiona
gins of New York.
10— 25 persons killed snd 100 injured
0— Death of lira. Mary J. Holmes, type of hydrophobia is eery dangerous,
yelping and running abont with frothing
In train wreck on New York Central in authoress.
and without any sign ot Jaw par
Steamship Lusitania crosses 'A month
New York City.
Dr. Melrln insists that ss yet
lantic ocean In four days twenty h o u r«... alysis.
1178.000 stolen from V. S. sub-
no cur. for rabies known to med
trtesnry In Chicago.
Death of Mrs. Caeeie Chadwick la Co
21— English steamer Berlin gees down lumbus iO h io) penitentiary.
I YEAR 1907 LEAVES A
RECORD OF DISASTER
off coast o f Holland; 180 live« lo s t ....
Cornelius J. Shea and associates acquit
ted of conspiracy in Chicago. . . . Mrs.
Dora McDonald shoots and kills Webster
S. Guerin in Chicago.
flyer wrecked near Johnstown, P a . . . .
Missouri Legislature adjourned by small