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BEFORE GRAND JURY
Senator Mitchell and Represent
ative Hermann Appear.
WERE CALLED BY GOVERNMENT
Congressmen Wero Not Informed Bo
fore They Entorod Jury Room of
Testimony Against Them.
Portland, Dec. 20. Tho Federal
grnndury listened to tho testimony of
Senator Mitchell nil ot yesterday morn
Ingnndforn part o( tho afternoon.
Tho rest ot the time was taken up by
Representative Hermann, who wan in
tho Jury room when tho session was ad
journed for the day. He will resume
Ids examination this morning and will
In, all jtrojuibjlitx finish by noon. In
spite of the fact that both Senator
Mitchell and Mr. Hermann had an
nounced that they would .not appear
before tho jury unless tho names of the
government witnesses and tho charges
to bo made against them wero shown
prior to their entrance to tho jury
room, both congressmen were ready to
answer the call of the government at
torneys when It came.
Senator Mitchell went Into tho room
at 10 o'clock In tho morning and re
mained until noon. Tho senator is
much chagrined ut the notoriety ho Is
receiving as tho result of the land fraud
investigations and does not take kindly
to any ot those who are conducting tho
case, lk'fore entering the room in tho
morning he was silent and distant.
Ho emerged at noon tired and showing
the strain which tho ordeal had ap
parently been to him. Upon tho con
clusion of his testimony in tho after
noon ho left the building for his hotel.
The afternoon with tho Jurors might
have becra session of congrscs, how
ever, for all the effect it had uon Mr.
Hermann. Ho appeared Bhortly ufler
2 o'clock In tho afternoon and went in
to seclusion in the inner office of the
district attorney, after ho had greeted a
few acquaintances in the outer olllce
and the hall. When called to the jury
room shortly before 3 o'clock he shook
hands With thoso whom ho knew in the
corridor and patted Mr. Heney heart-iJy-txrCiib
back as he entered tho door.
When the session had closed for the
afternoon, Mr. Hermann remained in
tho Jury room for sotuo time conversing
I with Mr. Heney and the jurors, among
whom he found several whom ho had
; known in various parts of the state.
These he gave cordial handshakes.
PRESIDENT TO GIVE HIS VIEW
To Be bent to uong
Washington. Dec. 30. iTtsidcnt
RooBcvelt embraced tho opportunity to
flay to uco -up wuu mo mcniocrs oi
the cabirij many questions ot detail
In departmental administration, the
ncmi-weekly meeting of tho cabinet
being longer than usual. At tho con
clusion' oftho meeting tho members of
the cabinet said in response to inqui
ries that little business ot serious im
portance was considered.
After other -members of the cabinet
had Wl'tho executive offices, Attorney
cficral Moody discussed with the pres
ident some phases of tho railroad
freight questions. Both the president
and the attorney general recently liavo
devoted ranch time to that problem.
.The latter is giving particular atten
tion to the legal side of the question,
so that lie may be prepared to adviso
with the president on the subject and
with such members of congress as may
wYif to consult him. It is understood
Jo,. be tho intention of tho presi
dent ahd attorney general to prepare
and prcsVvthe consideration in congress
oi an I'adiftJnlstratiorgweasurc," deal
ing with tlita, rallroIi'4fdght problem.
Such a bill, (lsMfcpuiit, (to quote
a member of VrafcalMMc't), would bo
destined to defeat;
sir Cotton, JTj
farmers arjU merchants' of "this cuwfjn
, - Wf ' "iV"
met lousy si roru uaines nntucrepiUQU,
to burn their share of 2,000,000 bales
of surplus atton J A starter was made
today when, a boililre was made on the
ptMft. It is not Vet determined where
lEJwiAlstop. The jfanners have decid-
dJjSsjt the pace, and are moving de-
'Iprsawly A Itargo qrowd paraded
witk wwi Biicctaitiilmmnony. The
ofeJecti.l4f,to'hpw tWltsVssYlirniers are
J rs4fVi.cwflc i'Wftgfca for the
"bjjfcuaf thintk-s. . ;1M .
rUnlc In JuWiBT '
Vu. Vrt. n.. on 'H i i:-. i
Jj Hebe was instantly killed, his as-
istfct, DftHksTfFeroj', probably fatal!y
Bjunw, una fcw lives oi nunJrcd oi
jiH wyiim enuangcrcu louoywnrn
f cynosasr neau oi me great power
irneJn tho Chelsea lute mills In
IroOkJvtf "blew nut. The noise of the
BrtrAniArun Mimu t.itf .innf. tlm -1 0Ci
fyoun women at work in tho building,
ufrnysot ttoei were badly bruised and
j ' i "m vu ior iii nar.
YWttsn. Dec. MfThe bureau
liii I I. tf.i-fcL
fmT i yarded 4 jtimrarsstwct
Ym island iMy yj&i to the
6LUiMijslJl, 385,000, s
K jlrwMsj'' t 1e completed
TiW)tSkVaM State V
DILL BY ELKINS.
Its Objoct Is Regulation of Railroad
Washington, lfoo, 111. Senator S. 11.
Elkins, of West Virginia, chairman of
tho senate committee on Interstate
commerce, Is busily engaged in fram
ing a bill for tho purine of carrying
out tho views of tho president In rein
liuu to tho abolition ot freight rebates.
The senator, In discussing the subject
today, said among other things:
"There should be some towor In this
country to declare what rates should ho
on tho railroads. The United States
supreme court has decided that tho Us
ing of a railroad rate is a legislative
and not a judicial power. So we fan
not depend upon tho Interstate com
merce commission to fix these rates,
and, in fact, no commission or other
court can be depended on for that Im
portant function. What we can do is
to empower a court to declare when a
rate is excessive and in that way send
the rate hack to the railroad to bo low
ered. "I do not think wo need fear that
the roads will attempt to evade tho ex
ecution of such instruction In good
faith, by attempting to come Iwck
again with another rate, slightly low
ered, so as to result in no benefit. We
can depend upon public opinion as a
powor to force them to accept this
method of regulating the rates In good
faith. If tho lower rate they fix Is not
low enough, It can again Ihj declared
to be too high and would go back to
"For several reasons I think the in
terstate commerce commission is not
the proper tribunal for the fixing of
rates by this method. It should be
done in n circuit court of the United
States, and that court should Ihj pre
sided over by a justice of high char
acter, who ought to receive n salary of
110,000, $12,000 or $15,000 n year.
Such a judge would, ot course, lie ap
pointed for life, and would lie in a jk
sitlon to fix these rates. He could de
vote his entire thought to the questions
that would come to Ids attention.
"Just think what might hapjicn if
these powers were placed In the hands
ot a commission, the members subject
to reappointment by the president,
with limited tonus. Such n proKsul
would not meet the approval ot the
CHOATE COMING HOME.
To Resign as Ambassador to England
After the Inauguration.
London, Dec. 3J. While numerous
statements have been published here
that Ambassador Choate is about to
retire from diplomatic circles, it can
bo stated that Mr. Choate has not sent
in his resignation or any communica
tion on the subject to President Roose
velt or the State department, nor has
ho received any Inquiry either from
tho president or Secretary Hay concern
ing Ids future plans. It can be safely
asserted, however, that.it Ib Mr. Clio
ate's intention to tender his resigna
tion soon utter thu inauguration of
"Six years is a longtime slice out of
the life "of a man of my age," said Mr.
Choate, recently, to friends here, "and
while I have enjoyed the life and peo
ple I have met in England, I have de
termined to go home and devote the re
mainder ot my time to looking after
my own affairs."
Dredges Stop Work.
Portland, Deo. 31, All but two of
tho river dredges operated by tho Unit
ed States engineers in the Columbia
river and its tributaries are laid up for
lack of funds with which to carry on
oicrationH. The W. 8. Ladd, on the
lower river, will probably continue in
operation for a month yet and then wll
quit for the same reason. The dredge.
Willowa, on the Snake, is alsostijltlh
oiKiration, hut the Columbia llrir
dredges, No. 1 and Ko,-2, fiurlhofin
lioat are all out of commlHsionvasIt
cuuiiicvin iiHttuiut ouuiuicuv lui.wtiniiu
:-- i. :?.. ...m. i... I'Arrrri.i?
which to opftntev s. tB
lM Service (n Bad Shape.
Chicago,!!?. 31. As a result of
storm conditions, trains on nearly every
railroad entering Chicago were one to
four hours behind schedulo today.
Great difficulty was experienced by
railroad officials on securing tele
graphic reports of tho movements of
trains. Wires wero down in many
places. Points in tho northwestern
states could bo reached only by circuit
ous routes. The mail servico of the
entire middlo west is in bad condition.
Transfer connections with a number of
outbound trains werojwlssed.
Neutrality of Dutch Ports.
Tho Hague, Dec. 31. In connection
with rumors of a possible infringement
of tho neutrality oi ports n tho Hutch
East Indies, it is officially pointed out
that the neutrality of Sabang and other
ports will be maintained. Two Dutch
battleships, two cruisers and five small
er wirSJJpH are now In those waters,
whil&iWo) additional vessels ore ready
at Kieuwe-Pjep, Holland, to reinforce
mem ii necspwry.
v . ) w
jSnowjHrTen Feet Deep.
1m Orosso, Wis., Dec. 31." A drop
in thojtemperaturo of 40 degrees fol-
blizzard which ceased at
Snow is drifted to the
tght and ten feet in tho
gang ot men aro en-
roru tlte street
tf can be re-
I OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
TWO FREE COURSES.
Locturos on Agriculture and Dairying
at Corvallls Collogo.
Corvnllis Immediately following
tho winter holidays thu Qrcgon Agri
cultural college will give freo of charge
two popular short courses of Instruc
tion one In agriculture, thu other in
dairying. These courses consist chief
ly of lectures by specialists from tho
faculty and from abroad, combined
with work In tho laboratories, where
students have access to tho apparatus
ot tho collcgo and experiment station.
The lectures aro designed for busy men
and women who desire to advance with
this progressive ago but cannot avail
themselves ot tho full four years'
course ut instruction; bunco the courses
of lectures will come at tho most con
venient season of tho year for combin
ing pleasure and recreation with profit
The instruction, which is' simple, Is
adapted to tho literary attainments of
ull; hence no educational test is re
quired fur admission to either ot thu
courses. The course in agriculture
will begin January 1) and continue 10
days. Somu ot thu subjects to bo dis
cussed are: "llorticultrue," "Plant
Hreodlng," "llacterlolngy," "Chemical
Elements," "How Plants Work,"
"Pudding of Plants ltased Upon Plant
Culture," "I low to Conserve the Fer
tility of tho Soil," "Drainage," "Soil
Moisture," "Hose Cluture," "Veterin
ary Surgery," "Itotatlon of Crops,"
"Hoadmaking," "Fertilisation and
How to Make tho Old Farm Pay."
Tho courso In dairying will com
mence Jnnuray 21, and continue eight
weeks. Students will meet for work
six days of the week. Tho mornings
will be devoted to practical work in
dairy rooms; two days will Ihj devoted
to butter making, two days to cheese
making, and two days will bo spent in
tho dairy laboratories. In tho after
noon of tho days, except thoso devoted
to cheese making, lectures will occupy
two or three hours. There will lo no
fees except the breakage doiosit of $3.
School for Defective Youth.
Pendleton State Senator C.J. Smith
nnd two others of the hold over legisla
tive committee visited the Washington
school for defective youth at Vancouver
and will recommend that one bo estab
lished in this sttao. Other matters de
cided upon by tho committee was that
tho health board should have more au
thority than hitherto, so as to be ablo
to enforce regulations made, instead of
recommending that they bo carried out.
Typhoid fever was made n( quarantine
uiseaso insicau oi ueing rcioricu, os
Corner on Wallowa Wool.
Enterprise It. C. SInys, who is buy
ing wool in this county for the 8. Kosh
laud company, lias closed contracts for
over 600,000 pounds more wool. This
makes about three-fourths ot the total
wool clip ot this county, including 1,
000,000 pounds which ho has already,
purchased. The total wool clip is esti
mated at 2,000,000 xmnds. With lfl?
cent wool and tho prospect of a subufan
tlal rise In cattle, good time aro pro
phesied for tho people lthis. county
next year. ' . j . , .. J
' cSl! a' Sampler.
Surnptpr rJjftdlcatlonB point to un-ni'iia'i-'iirtlvltv
f? the RiimnliT ininlne
Ills trie t during tho coming year. Many
owners of claims who lmvo been away
during thepast season are returning
daily, with tho intention of completing
tlfelr assessment work lcforo it is too
lale. Tho faith awakened in tho dis
trict by operations of tho smelter, is
having Its effect, sand procrtieH that
lmvo attracted little attention aro now
being put in shapo.
To Collect Salmon Eggs.
Albany C. Walllch, nuerlntendent
of tho Clackamas fish hatchery, has
gono to tho Yaqulnu coast in search of
a suitable place for a collection station
for steelhead and sllversido salmon
eggs. Managor Edwin Stono stated
that three are a number of places on
tho Yaquina river which aro suited to
such purposes, and it is likely a station
will 1)0 established there.
Inland Empire Sunday School Insti
tute, Pendleton, Ore., January 30.
Oregon State Horticultural society,
Portland, January 10-11.
National American Woman Suffrage
association, Portland, Juno 22-28,
Lewis and Clark Centennial exposi
tion, Portland, Juno 1 October 16.
New Plant for Imperial.
Sumpter As soon as General Man
ager Blbloy, of tho Imperial group, re
turns from tho East, mora extenslvo
operations will bo carried on. Tho in
stallation of a larger hoisting plant is
ono of tho first improvements to bo
New Sawmill at Lacomb.
Lacomb Tho now sawmill at Lacomb
is almost completed. It will bo ono ot
tho largest and best equipped in Linn
county, with a capacity of 20,000 foot
of lumber per day. -
DEEPEN THE WILLAMETTE.
Commercial Olub Wants More Open
River During Entire Year.
Albany Tho Albany Ooiniuoivlnl
club at it recent session dlcsussed the
question ot uu open river between Al
bany and Portland the year round, In
stead ot a tow mouths each year, ns
prevails at present, and decided to me
m irallio congress, for an open river. A
committee was apH)luted to taku charge
ot tho work and impress uinm tho Ore
gon congressional delegation the neces
sity of nn open river,
Captain A. II. (Iraham, ot Portland,
one of the managers ot thu Oregon City
Transportation company, which oper
ates lnats on tho Upper Willamette,
addressed tho meeting regarding thu
Improvements that are necessary to
make the Willamette navigable by good
slued ixmts all tho year. Ho empha
sized thu necessity ot dredging tho up
ler river to roinovo some of tho bars
that are the greatest hindrance to navi
gation, of building revetments oppositu
Albany, Corvallls and Independence;
to keep tho river In Its channel and
deepen thu same, and In general In
dorsed the recommendations of Major
Innglltt, who recently examined the
river on behalf ot the government and
whoso recommendations are now cm
tiodlcd in the river and harbor appro
priation bill pending before congress.
It was further recommended thut the
War department be encouraged to pur
chuAo tho locks ut Oregon City, thus
removing that obstruction to upper
river tralllc. These hn-ks add 60 cents
per ton to freight rates between all
lower and upinir river jxiints.
The club npoluted a committee eon
slstlng of F. J. Miller, Dr. W. II. Davis
and E. D. Cuslck to confer with like
committees from thu Commercial elnl
of Salem, Inilcxmleneo and Corvallls,
and to draft resolutions favoring the
immediate Improvement of thu river,
according to the recommendations of
Major Uinglltt, and to secure u visit to
tho ujiKT river from Senator J. II.
Mitchell nnd Congressman lllnger Her
mann during their stiy in Portland.
Tin Pan Changes Hands.
Grants Puss An imiortaut mining
sale has just Iki'ii consummated here
in thu exchange of the Tin Pan mine,
of Galls crock. It was sold by Willis
kremarand II. C. ltccd to A. A. Tail
ltcucck nnd associates, of Allegheny,
Pa. The consideration Is lO.OOOcush.
The Tin Pan is oflo of the most promis
ing of the Galls creek district proer
tics, and is well developed. The ore of
the Tin Pan is remarkable by reason of
the largo erceiitago of lead and silver
carried, which with the gold brings the
values up to $25 and $30 a ton.
For Grand Rondo Exhibits.
La Grande The contract for uu ex
hibit hall in I-i Grande has been let by
M. L. Causey to Peter llosquct for
$600. Tho building will lm 40 feet in
lmigth.by 10 feuUwldo and the celling
winJfecLlflgh. T' hall will bo
UMelton)orTKo exhibition of Grand
Iton'dSfjfrnrfs, grains, grasses and differ
cntjyroduco grown litre. Tho C5in
jtfipfal club and.iCiUzcns in different
ffcrtsbf tho valley subscribed for thu
Ex-Sherlff to Poorhouie.
Hlllsboro Ex-Sherirf W. I). Ilrad
ford, who u week ago was stricken with
paralysis, has been removed to the
county poor farm, where ho Is to be
cured for. He served us sheriff two
terms and was a popular official, hut
sickness In his family anil thu death
of his wife, a few years ago, havo ruined
him financially. His condition Is not
improved, and fears are entertained for
Two Gold Bricks.
Cottage Grove F. J. Hard returned
from lloheiuia nnd brought with him
two gold bricks, tho result of the re
cent clean-up from the ten-stamp mill
that is in operation at tho Vesuvius
mlno. Mr. Hard says the plant is work
ing to the company's satisfaction, and
the mill is kept running day and night.
This is the second clean. up from that
now plant since it started a short time
Another Livestock Delegate,
Salem Another delegate, in tho
person of O. G. Audrwes, of Linn coun
ty, ha I been appointed by Governor
Chamberlain to attend the convention
of tho National Llvcsotck association,
to bo held at Denver, Colo., January
10 to 13, 1005.
Sinking Main Shaft.
Sumptor Columbia company is now
sinking tho main shaft, which Is down
00 feet below tho 700-foot lovel. Oro
for tho mill is being stoped from tho
upper works, and enough is In sight to
insure an Indoflnlto run, '
Wheat Tortland Wall Walla,
85c; bluestem, 8880c; valley, 87c.
Tacoma Dlucatcm, 88c; club, 85o.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 32c,
Butter Fancy creamery,. 250 27Kc
Hops Choice, 2030c; prime, 273
Wool Valley, 1020c; Eastern Ore?
gon, 10 17c j mohair, 2620c.
VESSELS IN VERY DAD SHAPE
Ruts Says Thoy Would Not Bo Able
to Roach tho Eaib
St. Poteishutg, Deo. I'd. In 't
spoken 'in tlulo, In tuply to hi went
letter ot Admiral lllerlteff, which ap
pealed to IturislmiH not to criticise the
condition of tho navy openly, tho Hhs
today declares thu time Im past lor si
lence, In view of tliu fait that the "old
svstem of coucenllng fuels Is rcsmiisl
h'le for thu loss of l(i0,0$o;000 withies'
worth ot warships and hs covered us
with shuiuo and grief. 11 would hii
absurd to hide tho defect! that can still
bo repaired In the ships which remain
ut Cfonstmlt mid Lilian. We havu al
ready criminally wasted enough thne."
The Uuss enumerates Jho dofects In
the ships still In Russian waters, aver
ring that tho "peculiarities ut structure
of several ot thu vessels) destined for
the Far East make thu vyiigti danger
ous, and the torpedo lipid are In such
shocking condition that II Is n matter
of surprise that the authorities uecoplcd
their delivery. Torpcdoboats Intend
ed to reinforce Vice Adiiiiul Rojest
vensky must, clearly not dispatched
with the numerous defect which have
been proved to exist In tliiu.
"Even If Admiral Itojutvensky is it
Clever leader and his 12,W0 comrades
are heroic sailors, evoryoiii knows that
e have iiiisiscd upon tlf in an almost
superhuman task in eonsuptenee of our
nut being furnished with 4 true account
of the gravity of the eveiiit which have
occurred since the fatal iilht ot Fcl
WILL TRY SEVEN.
Federal Grand Jury Files New Indict
ments In Land Case.
Portland, Dee. 20. The Federal
grand jury iniiilu its second public up
iH'iiranco yesterday ufleroniii, at which
time it returned Indictments iigitlust
Salmon II. Oruishy, of Salon; William
11. Davis, .of Albany; Clark K. ImiiiIs,
of Eugene; Henry A. Young, George
Soronson, of Portland; JiAu Doe mid
itlchard Roe. The charge is that the
indicted men entered liitoa conspiracy
on DceemlNir 2f, HUM, hnfing us their
object thu defrauding ot thu govern
ment ol (he United Statesiiut of a or
tlon ot its public lauds in township II
south, ot range 7 east, and thai by
menus of false and forged itllilavlfs nnd
proofs of homestead eutrr and settle
ment, some In the names W nl and
some in the names ol fictitious iKirsous,
the government was Induced to Imiio
patents to thu lauds.
It Is charged that in furtherance of
the conspiracy William II. Davis swore
in II. Davis swore
H. D. JL Ay In
him jylitw rc
to uu uflldavit lie fore
which ho said that he
the claim taken by I
uuircd. and it is also ullct:tf that the
conspiracy was a part of tlieone entered
into by S. A. I). 1'uter, llnuc (i. Mc
Kinlsy, I). W. Turpley and Emiun L.
IN FOQ AND ICE.
Great Storm Rages from Rocky Moun
tains to Atlantic.
Chicago, Dec, 20. One of the sever
est storms of recent yenri has raged
throughout tho territory Ijdng iM'lwivn
thu Rocky mountain's uixl the Great
lakes since curly this morning, uud has
caused much trouble to street ear com.
Iuiiics, railroads and tul'-grap.'. '.in
panics. The latter vt4 ho greatest
sufferers from the blutard, which
swept turuugn um.wcfH.atiu .-viriiiwesi
durlpfi thq lasttkhoJrs, nnd which
waprecit'djjjjn0.')' teg and driz
slIncralntwhTchiiiailu the wires almost
The intense cold and terrllllc gale
that followed close iixm the fog coated
tho wires with ice, and later in the day
threw poles to the gmtiud, crippling
the companies badly. Railroad trains
were badly deluyed ill through the
west, some of them liciog 24 hours late.
Street-car tralllc In nil tho cities of the
West and Northwest was prurtlrully at
a standstill at some time during the
In Its extent the storm was the most
widespread of any during the lust 10
years. Counting tie fog ns a com
INineiit part of the storm, It stretched
from the Rocky mountains to New
York, nnd from Wlmlpeg to New Or
leans. Will Make Loti of Money.
Portland, Dec. 29. It was decided
yesterday that the offer from tho gov
ernment to install two coin machines
In tho government building at tho fair
will bo accepted, though the cost of
operation will tall on thu tnnnagement
of the exosltlon. The machines will
le run by electricity and an exjiert will
le sent from Washington to take charge,
All tho workings ( a largo mint will
ho shown in this ixhiblt, ami the meth
ods of making cqb;a displayed. It Is
expected to bo oie of tho chief attrac
tions of tho government building.
Porler It To Retire.
Now York, Dec. 20. Tho Herald
will say tomorrow: It has been defi
nitely decided that General Horace
Porter, of Now York, shall retire us
ambassudor to Franco and ha will have
Ids resignation In the hands of Presi
dent KooHOvel! More Ills inauguration.
This nmiouneiuiont was received by tho
Republican 'Lto loaders. Genoral Por
tor's sticces"lto Paris will lie Gcorgo
Von L. MoyJf (ho present ambassador
to Italy. J
Hurry Work on Black Sea Fleet
Sevastopol, Deo. 20. Tho dockyard
laborers hare bean released from their
obligation ai members of thi reaorves
in order that thoy may contliwo tho
work on tho vessels of tho Slack soa
fleet, which la being pushed vjlth great
fircat Army Is Now Doing Mo
bilized for War.
HALF MILLION MEN TOR OYAMA
Thousands of Recruits nro Pouring jfa
In Infantry, Cavalry and Ar
tillery Aro Drilling.
Toklo, Dee. B8. Tnklo Is again a
great military camp and the scumw of
hist spring, when the llrst armies were
inohllUed and dispatched, uro being
duplicated. Thousands ut recruits ami
reservists are being assembled, drilling
and equipping prnmrutnry taking
thu Held. Thu permanent anil tciii
Hrury barracks uro llllwl uinl It Is nec
essary to billet the soldiers bwught to
Oyuiuit Field Is the renter ut activity,
where Infantry, cavalry uud artillery
ure constiintly drilling. The Imttorlttt
lire blank cartridges fur the purjioso of
breaking hi the new horws. The gen
eral military preparations are enorm
ous. It Is planned to give Field
Marshal Oyainu a rough total of fiOO.
omrtnuii, with a heavily Increased ar
tillery arm, Itesldes providing a defenwi
fur rormomt and the Southern Islands
in uiitleiMtiuu of the Russian second
Parllle squadron's attempt to suite u
The jsirt of Kelung, in Torino, hits
been declared In a slate of siege uud
other HHltlous In Tomtomi and the
Pescadores ure progressing.
STRUCK HIS CHIEF.
Japanese Gnnnrfll Hat Uron Recalled
From the Front.
Paris, Dec. SH. Tim Toklo corre
sMimhmt ol the Temps wires that Lieu
tenant General KimImiiiu, field Marshal
thu Marquis Oyuuut's chief of staff, bus
been recalled from the front for strik
ing the lleld marshal. Lletiteiisnl
General KimIhiua Is without duiiht one
of the KM tout, If not the greatest, of
Jiiiwii's Kimerals, ami at the time ( ,
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rals, ami at the time ut .
c of the war It was general- fc
bat he would he spuliwl i
In chief ot the Miichuriif
the outbreak i
ly lielieved that
itriny. The announcement ol Ills n
Niiutuiellt to Im chief of stall was re.
reived w ith general satisfaction as the
pri'iHircdnoi" of the Jwmse army was
generally credited to his furesight and
wonderful exeeutUe ability
For years prior to the outbreak f
war General KiimUiim was engaged III
ptrfectiug Uith the home defense and i
the moans of mobilisation of the army
on short notice. The scoienf the work j
was a revelation even to the govern
incut, ht Geureal Kodama had worked
out many details.
WILL RATTLE FOR NEW MEXICO
Gen. Lew Wallace Will Leave Sick Dec! '
to Aid Toward Statehood.
Indlauaiolis, lud., Dec 28. General
I-W Wallace, w!m has ln-vn ill for
mounts, ami wihi is iieneveo lo Imi
dying by inches, Is very Indignant over
the statehood hill, and declares that II
is a great outrage on New Mexico, of
which he was once territorial governor
"I consider it nothing short of n
criminal mistake that congress seems
able ot force New Mexlro to accept
statehood with Arhtona. It mentis that
the name 'New Mexlen' Is to lie forever
lost. It moans the practical disfran
chisement of the wholn jxMiple of IniIIi
As ho warmed up to his sublet'!, his
old vigor returned. lire euied Into
his eyes as hit leaned forward In his
chair and raised his hand with the lean
index finger tremblingly slinking with
pent-up emotion his auger brought out
as he said:
"And this thing will never 1st brought
nlsiut as long as I ran fight It, I'll go
hack down there to those coplo and
help them fight this battle at the polls."
Sleet and Snow In Kansas.
Topekn, Kan,, Dec. 28. A severe
winter storm prevails over Kansas to
night. Much sleet and snow have full
on with a rapid fall in tcmtcratiiro.
There will Imi little suffering nmong
stock, the farmers being generally well
prepared for the winter, There Is a
lillKnnl sweeping over Indian Territory.
There was a drop of .15 degrees In thu
temperature. Stockmen assert that
tho cold wave will not effect ritttlo
as they aro in excellent condition
and able to stand much cold weather.
Feed Is plentiful.
Zero In tho Dakotat.
Washington, Doo. 28. Reports lo
the weather bureau say the first decided
cold wuvu of tho svasou Is snreadlutt
rapidly southeastward over tho east
slopo ot tho Rocky mountains. Tho
temperature this morning Is below tero
In the Dakotas, Montana. Western
Wyoming, with a minimum rating of
.10 degrees below nt Havre, Mont. TJx
area of high pressure attending 'Ajjffi ci
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