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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 30, 1908)
GOMEZ SEEKS PEACE!,
ASKS FOR FRIENDSHIP.
I Eight Month' Rupture With Vene-
Izutla Draws to Cloto.
Washington, Dec. S3 A(tcr eight
new iresmeni 01 Venezuela nas moini. the united state has re-
I sumed friendly relations with Vene-
Started Reform Movement.
ALSO SHUTS OFF CASTRO'S CASH
Absent President Accused of Comply
city U Plot Decree Against
Holland It Suspended.
Caracas, Dec. 21. The end of the
rule in Venezuela of Ciprano Castro
has come. The dictator who has gov
erned the republic with a rod of iron
ever since he took forcible possession
of the Yellow House in Caracas in
1H09, is now openly charged with con
spiracy to encompass the assassina
tion of the man whom he left at the
head of the republic when he sailed
away on November 23 from I-a Guyra,
nominally to secure skilled medical
aid in licrlin for a malady of long
standing, and is today thoroughly dis
credited. The Hank of Venezuela has cabled
its correspondents at Uerlin and l'aris
cancelling the unlimited letter of
credit given to Scnor Castro when he
left Venezuela for Europe, and no one
in Caracas believes he will ever dare
return to the capital. . The Castro cab
inet has been forced to resign, and a
new and progressive ministry has been
appointed by Juan Vicente Gomez, the
The attempt on the life of Senor
Gomez was frustrated by the coolness
and courage and the daring act of the
president himself. Alone and unsup
ported, he arrested the ringleaders of
the conspiracy with his own hands in
the presence of their armed adherents,
and after this action he issued a proc
lamation saying that not only had he
saved his own life, but he had main
tained the highest ideals of the re
public Already the new administration
shows signs of a desire and intention
to settle the disputes between Venez
uela and foreign powers that have
kept the republic in a light of unen
viable notoriety for several years past.
At a conference held yesterday be
tween Senor Gomez and Baron von
zucla, and William I, Hiichanan has
left on the cruiser North Carolina to
visit that country, look into the situa
tion and make a report to the state
department. This will decide whether
the United States will accord formal
recognition to the government.
It has not yet been fully estab
lished that the Gomez government
will retain its power without trouble,
as there arc many adherents of Pres
ident Castro in the country. Indeed,
the possibility that disorder may
arise is indicated in a request for an
American ship at La Guayra, to
which this government has promptly
The general opinion is that the
new order of things will open the" way
for the pacific settlement of Vene
zuela's disagreement with this coun
try. Holland and France.
The refusal in March last of .the
Castro administration to consider
separately the issues with the United
States made it plain that diplomacy
could accomplish nothing further
toward their settlement.
In 1003 the Venezuelan govern
ment, having failed to satisfy claims
against it ,by various powers, Great
liritain, Germany and Italy, block
aded the ports of that country with
the view to the forceful collection of
Venezuela appointed Herbert W.
Ilowcn. then American minister to
Venezuela, as a commissioner to take
un the question with the various gov
ernments, and he signed protocols
with them which reserved a certain
percentage of the customs receipts, to
be set aside to satisfy the claims. The
blockading powers were made pre
LABOR LEADERS SENTENCED
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
Prison for Gompers, Mitchell and
Morrison, Who Appeal.
Washington, Dec. 23. T elvc
months in jail for Samuel Gompers,
president; nine months for John
Mitchell, one of the vice-presidents,
and six months for Frank Morrison,
Secfcendorff. the German minister in secretary, all of the American Fcdcr
charge of the interests of Holland .ation of Labor, was the sentence im
since the departure of the Dutch min-p0JC(i ,y jUU8C Wright, of the su-
ister. M de Reus, last summer, it was
agreed to suspend the operation of
the decree issued by President Castro
prohibiting the trans-shipment of
goods destined for Venezuela. Pend
ing the signing of a treaty between
Holland and a duly empowered Ven
ezuelan commissioner, the Dutch war
ships that have been patrolling the
Venezuelan coast for nearly three
weeks will be, withdrawn.
CASTRO KEPT IN IGNORANCE
Would Refuse to Believe His Down
fall If He Were Informed.
llerlin, Dec 31 Castro apparently
is unaware of his downfall or the grav
ity of the occurrences in Venezuela.
Members of his party say he receives
no dispatches "of any kind. The opin
ion is steadily gaining ground here
that Castro's power is completely
One of the most prominent mem
bers of his suite, who did not wish his
name made public, said:
"No one has informed President
Castro concerning the reports of what
is going on, as the president would
refuse to believe the dispatches. I
cannot ask the president's opinion-on
these things, because he is on a sick
bed I am perfectly sure that he has
not received a dispatch since Sunday,
and am certain that there has been no
exchange of cipher dispatches, because
the president docs not possess a se
The same personage ridiculed the
idea of Castro's complicity in a plot
to assassinate the acting president,
RECORD WORK ON CANAL.
:c oi an appeal 10 inc uisinct oi i - , , Y.V " .-;ii
mbia appellate court was filed, accordingly. Wasco s new ratio will
pcrs being released on $3,000 U,1VJ""' i.thii vt Ho,M R,vcr
Mitchell on $1,000 and Morri- "", rh""h ?hcre law cx"
prcmc court of the District of Co
lumbia yesterday for contempt of
court in violating an order enjoining
them from 'placing on the unfair or
"We don't patronize" list the Duck
Stove & Range company, of St. Louis
All of the defendants were in court
when sentence was pronounced and
notice of an appeal to the District of
son on $3,ooo.
Judge Wright's decision, which con
sumed two hours and twenty min
utes in reading, was a scathing ar
raignment, "hveryvvhere," the court
said, "all over, within the court and
out, rampant, insolent defiance is her
alded and proclaimed; unrefined in
sult, atlront. vulgar indignity, meas
ures the litigants' conception of the
tribunal's duty wherein his cause still
OUSTS OIL TRUST.
STATE TAX LEVY.
Revenue to Bo Raised for 1000 Ex
ceeds That of 1000.
Salem. One million six, hundred
and scvcuty-fivc thousand dollars is
the total approximate amount of rev
enue to be raised for state purposes
for 11)09. Four hundred thousand dol
lars of the sum will he derived from
indirect sources, leaving $1,273,000 to
be apportioned among the several
This amount is $123,000 greater
than the levy last year and $'.'10,000.
greater than the levy two years ago
The increase this year is due in part
to the holding tin of the University
of Oregon appropriation hill last
year, by reason of which the levy for
tons was at the rate of $17,300 per
j car, as provided by laws then in ex
istence Since the appropriation hill
has gone into effect, carrying an ap
propriation dating back to January
1, 1U07, it will be necessary, in nuk
ing the tUO'j levy to include a Univer
sity of Oregon deficit of about $133,
ooo The 11M0 levy will include $100,
ooo for the purchase of the Oregon
City locks. bliould the legislature re
peal the locks appropriation hill, this
$too,ooo will be in the treasury sun
icct to appropriation for other pur
poses. One justatlmcut of $100,000
lias already been levied.
The lew will not be made until
early in January, 100, but the total
amount here indicated. l,273,00i), is
close enough to the actual amount
that will tic levied so that county
courts may act upon it in computing
their share of state taxes. Already a
number of counties have been anx
iously inquiring what the state levy
will be. Under existing laws, the ap
portionment among the counties will
be made at a fixed ratio which has
been in force a number of years.
In making the, apportionment for
I two the state board will be con
fronted with the problem of making
an apportionment between Hood
River and Wasco counties without
any law prescribing how the appor
tionment shall be made The act
creating Hood River county con
tained no provision upon this suoject.
The state board passed the question
mi to the attorney general and that
otficial bus advised the board to di
vide the Wasco county ratio between
Wasco and Hood River in proportion
to assessed valuations.
Thus the law prescribing the ratio
of apportionment of state taxes re
quire that Wasco county pay .0x31
of the whole amount. Hut since then
Hood River count v has been carved
out of Wasco. 1 he assessed valua
tion of Wasco county is now $3,-
0X7,313 and that of Mood River $V
S70.SJMI. Dividing the apportionment
COUNTRY LIFE COMMISSION.
Oregon Agricultural College Faculty
Makes Some Suggestions,
Corvallis. At a meeting of the ag
ricultural faculty of the Oregon Agri
cultural college, the request of Presi
dent Roosevelt s Country Life com
mission for suggestions tint might aid
the commission in milking its report
was discussed and the following state
"If federal appropriations arc to be
made for improving social and eco
nomic conditions in rural communi
ties, it is recommended, first, that
they be made to existing high schools
ami normal" schools for the purpose
of maintaining courses of instruction
in agricultural, industrial and domes
tic arts, and including business meth
ods and home sanitation, so that all
public school teachers may have the
training necessary for teaching those
subjects in the public schools.
"iiccond, that in order to secure the
full efficiency of the agricultral col
leges and experiment stations, the
national government should co-operate
with the states in agricultural ex
tension work, this work to be under
the direct supervision of the agricul
tural colleges With an adequate ap
propriation a comprehensive system
of traveling agricultural schools, far
mers' institutes and free circulating
libraries could he maintained, and pub
lications issued for free distribution
so that all important discoveries of the
experiment stations could be given
to every farmer of every state."
Wage War on Coyotes.
Pendleton Ten thousand coyotes
arc to be killed in Oregon during the
mouth of January by the stockmen,
who arc losing $I,ihhi,ihhi each year
from the devastation of the animals
QUAKES IN MONTANA.
Virginia City Is Shaken and Sahoob
Virginia City, Mont., Dec. 2.1,-Two
earthquakes in ten minutes, the first
at V 93 this afternoon, caused the
wildest excitement in this city, the
paulc-slrlcken people rushing Into the
streets In the belief that the buildings
were about to topple over. Struc
tures trembled violently, plaster came
down, dishes were thrown to the
floor, the main school building, a two
story brick, was badly cracked, and
the ground rent with scams from one
to thice inches wide.
Two mote shocks were experienced
this evening, one at 0:33, the other at
0.30, and again sent the people hurry
ing into the streets. The first of the
tremors was felt yesterday afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock, and another at 7:30
Frank Pace, who arrived from the
Crater lakes, the scene of an extinct
volcano, six miles south of Virginia
City, wiiere 13 old craters have been
filled with water, forming a chain of
lakes, states that the ground heaved
there like the bosom of a lake, caus
ing immense fissures to form in the
uiotmtniu and rending the cliffs. Some
of these fissures, according to Mr
Pace, lire from a foot and a half
to two and a half feet wide.
There is a belief that water of the
Crater lakes has found its way through
sulitcrraiirau passages to the rem
nants of the fires of the old volcuuors,
although the Yellowstone park is only
73 miles from here.
PREDICTS CHEAP LUMBER.
LOOK UP PACKERS
(ir.iml Jury at Clilcaijo I'miioshs
PRICE AGREEMENT IS SUSPECTED
District Attorney Sims Declares Aim
of Present Inquiry Great Se
crecy Is Maintained,
Edward Mines Saya Lower Cost olj
Manufacture It Responsible'
Chicago, Dec. 23 IMward Hlnes,
newly elected president of the Virginia
Sc Rainy Lake Lumber company, the
largest combine in the world of its
WM',., ,.. , , , ,
made and it was reported to the board, """ "'" c.ieapcr winner ami a
of sheep commissioners that fully
IO.ihhi animals were slaughtered. The
plan, on an .-ularged scale, is t be
l.ast January the first cffoil at or
gauiscd warfare against coyotes was
preoly authorizing such ait appor
tiomneiit, the attorney general ex
ircc the opinion that this is equita
ble and should be adopted. The board
will follow his advice.
ICach county can ascertain approx
imately the amount of its share of the
slate taxes for l(rt by multiplying
$1 i7J,imh) by its ratio. The ratios
of the several counties are as follows:
Clattoi , m
put in operation again nest month
Rsady to Butld at Eugene.
Kugeuc Work on the new postof
flee building for liugcnc will begin
soon. Preliminary arrangements for
excavation for the building are already
being made. The government has no
tified Postmaster Page that the con
tractor's bond has been accepted, and
it is probable that a superintendent
of construction will be here at once
La Grande Land Takes Rise.
1.1 Grande The price of land in
the arid sections of tills valley is now
$100 per acre, where formerly it was
disposed of between $3 and $30. on
account 'of promised irrigation. The
market is dull, for (here are none of
the landowners that care to part with
Snow In Umatilla County.
new era in its production as a result
of the new organization.
"It is our intention to cheapen the
cost of manufacturing, and. of course,
to cheapen the cost to consumers pro
portionately," said Mr. Hiucs "We
will not do this, however, at the ex
pense of the country by reckless or
wasteiui lumiicriug methods.
"Wc will work in harmony with the
forest departments nf the United
States ami Canada, and we hope to
make money out of the things that
they will ask us to do. For instance,
we will utilize all the timber on the
ground we cut over. Wc will not sim
ply pick nut the choice trees, leaving
dead wood and brush to feed forest
firrs. Wc will clear the land, so that
instead of being a worthless wilder
ness after it is cut over, it will he
available for farming purposes
"Wc are also hoping that a further
rcdiictioq may be made in the cost of
lumber to American consumers by the
taking off of the tariff The greater
part of our laud Is in Canada, and this
IMttJtdtlIS t Tllliatlllca Llf 111 l uttMftf
I s issiisjtvii sv ineii sknr j n j'nn "su rests tm st ! Mini fee i
fields are coverrd with a mantle of , would enable us to briliK the Catta
now Not very much his fallen yct,disii lumber into the United Slates, a
but indications arr that much more th.iig that the tariff practically pro
will come before momma; Partners : hums now.
have been wanting snow for so
lime, and arc therefore happy.
Thirty-seven Million Yards Taken Out
San Francisco. Dec. 21. The Pan
ama canal will be opened January J.
1015. according to an official com
munication received yesterday by the
California Promotion committee from
... . .
Missouri Supreme Court Lands Body
Blow to Rockefeller.
Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. 23. The Crry
state supreme court yesterday handed j?SK',s
down a decision which ousts the Gilliam ....
Standard Oil company of Indiana, and P."
the Republic Oil company, nernetu- M'
ally from the state. (Howl River
The ilrcmnri aim iliiuilvrt ihr JacksoH ...
Waters-Pierce Oil company of St. Joephiii "000
Louis. In addition to the other fca- Klamath 0113
turcs of the decision, each company Lake 0107
is fined $30,009. , ll-ane OHM
The fight on the Standard in this Lincoln '.0035
state has been waged for a number '-"" uS3
of years. Attorney General Hadley, .Malheur , ooot
the governor-elect, was the prime Marion 0flt3
mover in the fight on the Rockefeller Morrow 0003
interests. He caused a big sensation .Multnomah 8123
several vcars airo bv coinir to New Polk
York to take testimony and putting Sherman
the high financiers of the Standard Tillamook
through one of the most tryintr ex-! Umatilla
animations they ever withstood. Union ...
The Waters-Pierce Oil comnanv Wallowa
V"'", ? ': ni.V.r 'T'",, "Tt'tor many years was (he represcnta-j Wasco ..
J"".'" !'"-"'.". "'Trul ..V."'' ".' tivc of the Standard in Missouri. Its Washington
(IIC tUllsll vuiiuiiia.Mii. tsv aiui.Miviit
in part is as follows:
"There has been excavated from the
line of the canal since the Americans
connection with the Standard was de-'Wheeler
nied steadfastly for years, but tiroof laiuhill
that it is a subsidiary has been de
veloped in both the state case and
the federal suits. The Republic Oil
company is a similar concern.
The order to dissolve the water
company is effective January 15. To
day's decision was the result of a
M 000 000 has been removed during is" started in 1005. beven judges
he last three years. In 1008. down c,?n,c,ur,ie(,i ;ude Urnm in his in-
o November 1, nearly 31.000,000 cubic, "'vi'lua decision declares the trust
yards were removedand the total for,,uBht to be fined $1,000,000, Judge
ilils venr will not be far from 37,000,. Graves in his opinion says the evi-
on cubic yards. This will bring t he -" snows mat me water company
took control about 30,000.000 cubic
yards. This is as near as can be cal
culated at the present time, and is
about one-third of the entire excava
inn necessary to complete the work.
Of this 50.000,000" cubic yards, about
nnn cubic yards, mis win nnng tne ; ,.... , .. .,,,., luulpi
crand total of American excavation to was taken over by the trust over t
K, no. ooo.OOO cubic yards." i protest of the minority stockholdei
about 00,000,000 cubic yards.
Bullet for Aerial War.
.-.!.. r oi A Clntlinaen ffiin.
smith named Schracdcr has invented Tiers formerly a discount clerk in
end patented an expanding bullet he First National bank, was sen
! .'" . i.i . ... ,i,trnrtion of dircible tcuced to serve five years in the pen-
J"i7't:. Ti,,. holler can be fired from itentiary yesterday Iiarly in 1000
Bank Clerk Gets Five Years.
Pittsburg, Dec 25. Herbert W
the regular infantry rifle,
Tiers embezzled $51,000,
Surveying for Harrlman Road.
Portland. Although the Deschutes
route for the central Oregon line of
the Southern Pacific has not yet been
officially accepted by K. 11. Harrlman,
the engineers in Chief Kuglneer
Iloschke's office have received orders
to go ahead with the surveys south of
Madras, and have located the line
through Haystack, Culver and l.a
monta to O'Ncil. which will presum
ably be the junction point for the Des
chutes line and the proposed line run
ning cast and west across the state,
following the Central Oregon mili
tary road and connecting the Cor
vallis & hasten) with Vale in Malheur
county The Deschutes line will
probably be extended to Ileud In
Crook county, on the present survey
Object to Advanced Rates.
Portland. The implement jobbers
of this city are protesting against in
creases in freight rates.
Wheal Itlueslrm. if)07c; club,
Wtc, fife. Olc; red Russian, Hie; lo
fold U3c; valley. Otc.
Oats-No 1 white. S3 per ten
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$11 per ton; Kasiem Oregon timothy,
t0.:,VuT. clover. $U; alfalfa, tint
13; gram hay. finals
Fruits Apples. ?3ciftS'5 per box;
(tears, $l$1.73 per box, gripe. .U-f
$1.50 prr crate; ipiiurcs, $1(3 1 HI per
I mix; cranberries, $13 soft 11.30 per
barrel; persimmons Hil a."
Potatoes HOfiiOc per cwt ; sweet
potatoes, Ufa Xc per lb.
Onions. (u I. it, prr biindre-1 lbs
Vegetables Turnips. $1.83 per sack;
carrots, $1; parsnips, $125; beets,
$t 30; horseradish, 8(ft0e per pound;
artichokes, oocfitll doeii; beans. i.vff
17c per pound; cabbige, tlfffiUc prr
pound; cauliflower, 73c?j,$l per dozen;
celery. $!5or(i4 75 per crate; cucum
bers $gf,2 50 box; egg plant, lie -per
pound; lettuce. 73c(!t$l prr box;
parsley. 30c per dozen: peas, 12lc prr
pound; ueppers, 15(Hl20c per pound;
pumpkins, Ifgllc per pound; radishes,
3i)c tier dozen; sumach, 2c tier noiind:
sprouts, u(?tl()c per pound; smiasb,
Kit He per pound; tomatoes, socQjl 73.
Hultcr City creamery, extras. :i0(fj
37-c; fancy outside creamery, 3-'l:i3c
per pound; store, 186520c.
I'-Kgs Oregon ranch, 40(2i2lc;
Kastcrn, 30(??35c per dozen.
Poultry Ileus, tootle per pound'
spring, large, 10)(ftlJc; small, !3(T')
13. c; mixed. I0)c; ducks, l.irTptnc;
geese, lOflOjc; turkeys, 17&18lc;
dressed turkeys, 20(ft2.lc.
Veal Hxtra, OfalOc per pound; or
dinary. 7(Jp8c; heavy, 6c.
Pork 1'ancy, 7)c per pound; large,
Mutton 5r?t0c per pound.
Hops 1008, choice, 7??7jc ncr
pound; good prime, flft;ojc; fair prime,
5,Gflc; medium, BOisJc; 1007, 2?i!2lc;
Vbol--Eastern Oregon, average
best, lOftHc ncr pound, according to
shrinkage; valley, 15(o!10k
Mohair Choice, 18l0c per pound,
QASPIPE THUG IS CAUQHT.
Cracks Jeweler's Skull, but Prompt
Alarm is Effective.
San Francisco, Dec. 23. Slgmund
ILirtig, a jeweler of the Mission dis
trict, is lying in the hospital with a
fractured skull tonight as a result of
the attempted robbery of his place of
business in broad daylight, the crime
bring very sipiilar to lite gasplpe out
rages which terrorized this city two
Ilartigs establishment was entered
this afternoon by Louis Schultz, an
ox-convict, who iireleudrd that he
desired to purchase a $30 diamond.
When the dealer disnlaved the uein
.Schultz attempted to grab It and
struck llarllg with a section of gas
pipe rolled up in a piece of paper.
Hartig sow the action and dodged
back, hut did not entirely avoid the
blow, which struck him on the side
of the head. He did not lose his hold
on the jewel, however, and retained
consciousness long enough to give the
alarm, which resulted in the capture of
his aftailant after a short chase.
Schultz was released from the peni
tentiary on December 3,
OlgRy's Doath Explained.
San Francisco, Dec. 21. The coro
ner's jury today visited the water
front to view the police launch Patrol
from which Chief of Police William
J. Illggv was lost overboard on the
night of November 30, It is believed
the jury will bring in a verdict of ac
cidental drowning, in view of the dem
onstration made by boatmen that the
launch rolls easily, and that it was
possible for a man to fall over the
side. It is believed the jury will take
into consideration the possibility that
Iliggy struck his head on n ringbolt
imbedded in the afterdeck as he fell.
Claimant to Millions,
Reno, Ncv , Dec. 23. J F. Springer,
yarduiaster of the Southern Pacific
company at Reno, is n third claimant
or a share of t lie estate n the late
Christopher Springer, said to be a
German baron, who died leaving prop,
erty worth $80,000,000 In Wilmington,
Chicago, Drc. Hfl. - Nothing l
than a complete exposure of the meth
ods of the href trust Is ciiutrmplaloil
by District Attorney Sims in the pres
ent gr.iml jury Invrstly.iilnn which U
bring carried out with the aid of spe
cial agents of the Interstate commerce)
1 1 developed (inlay that, in addition
to the iuipiiry in regsrd lit shipping'
rales and possible rebates, to which
Ihr wink of Ihr interstate commerce
commission and its agents is confined,
t number of secret service operatives,
who work d.reclly under the depart
ment of Justice, have been looking
Into another phase of the parkin In
dustry These officials have been trying ts
determine whether tacit aicrerments
between packers as to the fixing of
prices ami the division of territory for
distribution have been in systemallsed
operation The sweeping nature of
the iuipiiry was indicated today in the
first positive statement made by Mr.
Sims since the investigation started
"This is no mere fishing expedition.
as has been said by some critics or
the drparimnii. declared the district
attorney "We know what wr are io
mg after, if wr are not permitted br
ibe nature of the inquiry to slate what
it is We arc now merely starling ;
little rase, in which packers or rail
roads are concerned in the hope that
we ran unearth some Information
which would Im- of value or Ik useful
as a basis for a new ami more exten
sive investigation There is nothing,
vague r indefinite alnnit thl inouiry.
and it has a purpose which I am not
permitted to dicloe."
RAILROADS FOR OMEOON.
Competition Forces Harrlman to Con
sider Now Lines,
Chicago. Dec 20 Oreiton bids fjli-
'soon to come into its own with respect
io transportation tjcllitlrs Marine!
over the activity of other railroad cor
porations in surveying and construct
ing lines of road through vinous por
tions of the Pacific Northwest, lid
ward II llarrimau and his aids have
decided actively to occupy all of tho
lerrilorv in the Northwest which bid,
fair to become of value from a traffic
Plans have been perfected by Mr.
Ilarrimsn fof'the construction nf be
tween T.vi ami .MHi miles of railroait
in the Stair of Oregon alone, and that
Mirvrya have Iteen ordered of a (treat
drat of territory which is now without
means of transportation
Juluu Kruttschniii. director of main
tenance and ruersllon for th llarri
mau line, and I D Isaacs, consulting
riitjincer lor .sir. narniiUH. Have re
cently returned from New York.
where these plans were perfected. It
is admitted by the Chicago official
that there are such plans,
JOHN BULL NOT SO MERRY.
Christmas In England Is Marred by
Poverty. Loudon. Dec fi -The dark side of
the liiigbsli Christmas i th great
uumbrr of unemployed, and the 4ia
tresslng prevalence of destitute and
suffering This is seen principally In
London and at (ilaaeow. ami al mhr
shipbuilding ceulirs, where shipbuild
ers- are oui oi worK.
A small hand of shabbily drrssed,
miserable looking unemployed persona
have paraded fashionable streets dur
ing (he past week, threading thru
way among the crowds of Christina
shoppers The police accompanied the
baud as it marched, in order to pre
vent disturbances. Its motto showed,
"Wc want work."
More than looo homeless mon as
sembled on the James embankment nt
inidpight to gel Salvation Army title
ots for beds. The newspapers daily
record cases of men being sentenced
to Imprisonment for stealing food who
have families suffering from want.
New Canadian Coal Fields,
Vancouver, II C, Dec. 23 Henry
Hewitt, the Tacoma smelling man,
has acquired coal milling rights in
Graham island, .one of the Queen
Charlotte group. Immensely valua
ble coal deposits have been discov
ered there and an application for a
charter for building railroads and
steamship wharves nntl for the gen
eral carrying on of business Is ad
vertised to be inndc at the next meet
ing of the Ilritlsh Columbia legisla
ture. Indications arc-Jljat Jfic mines
will far exceed in valuotfic famous
Oklahoma 1 own Burns,
Okl.-llinnm ril- fhU 1-W oil ,
Virturnllv the entire business sritMn
of Ravia, Okla , a town of isnti Inhab
Hants in Johnston county was wiped
out yesterday bv fire, the loss aggre
gating auotit $33,000.