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BUHNN, OllEGON. HATUKDAY. DECEMBER 21,
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
Comprehensive Rsvlsw of tho
ant Happenings of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Moot
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Senator Hoar severely criticise* the
Panama policy of Roosevelt.
Japan will reject the answer of Rua-
aia to her lar eastern demand*.
The house has passed the |>ension a| -
proprialion bill carrying $138,150,100,
The Nebraska grand jury ha* re
turn*! an add it b>n* I Indictment against
The kaiser’s sister is found to be
suffering from • cancer and tiie news
create«I a aenta'lon in Berlin.
American troop* who hav* lero
landed have discovered a tor** of Co
lombians which is probably building a
r<aul t<i*ar«l Panama.
MORE MONEY TO CRATBR LAKH.
Kscrslary of Interior Asks L Moral Ap
propriation tor Park.
Washington. Dec. ¡9.—The
department recognises that more lllier-
al appropriations are necessary for the
improvement of tho Crater lake Na
tional Park than have lawn made In
tiie past. The last sundry civil bill ap
propriated only ♦2,000 for thia work
and out of this an allowance g<s«s to
th* salary <>f the su|M-rlnten<ienl.
With such a meagre appropriation lit
tie progress eau lie inaile in the dircc-
lion of constructing roads and making
other Improvem-nts which will facili
tate the access to Crater Ijtke and
other |H>lnl* of scenic Interest scattered
all through the park. This year, the
s<-c re I ary of the treasury ho|w* to have
at least $1,0(81 made available so that
the -improvements can be made during
the summer of 1904.
Mount Rainier National Park in
Washington ia so tar without a superin
tendent, »ml, beyond a rise I surrey
made last summer, little has lawn done
looking to it* improvement. The sec
retary now asks for $2,6(8) to l<e ex
pended in th* management and im
provement of thia park amt on the im
provement of road*. The Washington
delegation will ask for* larger amount,
although there is some doubt it they
will succeed in getting it.
Colombia has ordered the American
cruiser Atlanta to quit tiie gulf <d l»ar-
leu, but the unler ha* not lawn heeded.
Tiie Atlanta has diaroverwd a detach
ment <>f nearly 2,000 Colombian troop*
on the western «ide of the gulf. Hhe
also came U|am a schooner carrying
SAW THIIR WAV TO LIBERTY.
Tho lewis ami Clark vx|*«ition ia Arts*«* Prisoner* Mak* a Ssassllonal
rapidly gaining friends in the senate.
flie senate committee will recom
Tombstone, Ari*., Doc. 18 —A scusa-
mend tiie promotion of General Wood. tional jailbreak occurred bere tonight
Tammany will pul up Boink* Cock- and 13 prisoner* effected their liberty
ran to sticcve«! Mayor elect McClellan by sawing the jail bsr* and breaking
through the jail wall*, Two of the
President R«a*evelt has refuaol to al prisoners, Bert Alvord and W. A.
low a jislge if tlrangem-n to use bis
Htiles, were held as the principals in
photograph on a bauncr.
the Cochise train hold-up in this coun
Perry Heath ami other ox-officials
ty a year ago. The former was under
are seriously Involved in the Cotirad-
Honeparte report on postal Irregular!- sentence of two years to the peniten
tiary, and the latter had six indict
W. A. McKowan, secretary of the ment hanging over him on tho same
U«r<l of regnets, robbed the univeristy charge. The other esea;>ed prisoners
of California of $40,009 and spent it on are Mexicans held for petty crime*.
The prisoners left In a body, haadad
The friars ar* to get $7,250,000 for toward the Mexican line.
their lamia In the Philippines. They learned that the fleeing escapes appro
originally asked $13,000,000 ami Gov priated ■ horse la-longing to a cltiscn
living below town. The Mexicans on
ernor Taft offered them $4,000,000.
the outside are suspected of assisting
A Ranlo Dominican plot to kill Min the prisoners to e*ca|>e.
ister 1’owell baa been unearthed.
Immediately after the alarm two
Southern friemla of Hann* still have posses of well armed deputies started
hope* that he will run for president
The territorial ranger
Mayor Collins, Democrat, has been force ami all the local officer* in the
re-elected mayor of B«xlon by a large county have lieen notified, and orders
have lieen given to patrol the lioundary
line to prevent tho prisoners from
J. Hen'/ Booth, re< eivor of the Rose getting into Sonora. This is the sec
burg, Oregon, laml office will not la» ond jail break made by Htiles *|id Al
vord within a year. Htiles wounded
Chicago citixen* have organise«! to Jailor Bravin at the time of the first
put an eml to the lawlessness which break.
SAYS BRITAIN WILL LOSE IT.
A Connecticut Ixnk cashier, whom
accounts ar* short, on being surprised
by tho Ixnk examiner, committed sui Carnegie Makes This Prediction Regard
ing South Africa.
New York, Dec. 19.—At a meeting
Prealilent Loubet, of France, will
here today of the Armstrong associa
visit Rome in April.
tion, Andrew Carnegie surprised hie
The remain* of Horlxrt Rpsncsr, the
hearers by asserting he believed Great
philosopher, were cremated.
Marines from the cruiser Prairie Britain would surely some day lose
have Iwen lande«l at Colon and sent to South Africa. He said:
"It is alrout as certain as we are liv
The Utah fuel company says any ing that Great Britain will lose Routh
miner who desires to return to Work Africa, Irccause the Dutch population
maiit give up tiio union. «
tlieie is increasing, while the British
Senator Itailey holds that the Cuban are not. The Kaffirs won t work.
reciprocity bill is invalid becauaa it did What would Great Britain give for 9,-
not originate in the house.
000,000 negroes, as |>eaceable and as
Rev. Edward Everett Hale, of Bos loving as those in th1* country. These
ton, has been appoint*! chaplain of the men give us about 11,000,000 bales of
senate for the m-aaion beginning Janu cotton every year and thin, I contend,
helps make the United States the moat
powerful nation in the world. Suppose
Senator Foster has introduced a bill a fleet of British warships would attack
dividing Washington into two judicial us. The president need only raise his
districts, north and eouth. Ilia bill hand and say stop exporting cotton, and
placea Seattle in one district and Ta- the war would bo won. Whpt a happy
eoma and Spokane in th* other.
country this ia to have the negro.
"My knowledge of the question leads
The cotton milla at Adame and North me to the opinion that no political
Adams, Muse., and Norwich, Conn., measure can ever nave or benefit the
have made a 10 |>er cent reduction in negro. The Hampton institute shows
wages. The order affects fl,000 ojiera-
the only useful solution."
■G. M. Stuart is likley to b> reap
pointed postmaster at Seattle.
Comment at St. I’eterbenrg on Roose
velt’s messag-.« is very friendly.
W. J. Rryan and eon, who are tonr
ing Europe, lield an audience with the
United States Senator Clark, of Mon
tana, ia much improv*! and should lie
out in three weeks.
Secretary Hitchcock may remove J.
Henry Booth, register of the Rossburg,
Oregon, land office.
John W. Proctor, president of the
civil service commission, died very sud
denly in Washington.
The senate committee on privileges
and elections will ask Smoot to reply
to the chargee made against him.
The national Republican committee
has chosen Chicago as the convention
city and fixed June 21 as the date.
FOR THE 1905 FAIR
May Bo Ordered to Isthmus.
Washington, Dec. Hi—Brigadier-Gen
eral George E. Elliott, commander of
the marine corps, may lie ordered to
the isthmus to make a reconnaissance
of the country and, should the situation
demand, to assume command of the
marine forces there. The matter has
not yet been decided, but it was said
by a high official of the navy depart
ment today, that the subject was re
ceiving serious consideration. The de
cision to send General Elliott will de
pend largely upon whether he can lie
spared here at thia time.
Frlsr l and Issue Settled.
Manila, Pec. 19.—An agreement has
been reached by Governor Taft and the
friars providing for the settlement of
tho friar land question. The pope his
given his approval of the terms of set
tlement, and the approval of the war
department is awaited.
KO AS IB IN WRECK.
Iowa Passenger Train Is Derailed on a
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
Ottumwa, la., Dec. 16.—Five per
sons were killed and 10 injured in a
IN THE SENATE.
wreck this morning on the Chicago,
Burlington A Quincy road, three miles
ENGLISH PARTRIDGES THRIVE.
SHOULD FORM DISTRICT.
west ol Albia, la. The westbound pas
S«ts Forth Facts Showing That "Orsgon
senger train was in some manner de Cevsy Turns* Loos* Is Lies Count) Importane* ot a Corporation la Urged
Country" Well Deserves AM of the railed while running onto the Cedar
Oovernmenl Hol*« the Rapt Atten creek bridge, ami five cars were wrecked
Albany—A numlier of inquiries as to
A. D. Stillman, a prom
tion of All by His Powerful Argument
the success experienced with the Eng inent att'irncy of Perni le t«,n, delivered
Io- the Lewis an* Clark Exposition.
The wreckage immediately took fire, lish partridges which were turned loose an a«l<jresa on the irrigation question of
and several victims were badly burned. in Linn county have been received in this «listrict before a large attendane*
Washington, Dae. 19.—"At the con
Mildred Mitchen, the little 3 year- Albany. These queries came largely of fruitgrower* of this district. Th*
from prominent Portland sportsmen, meeting was held in the s« hoolhou**
clusion of this political bat tie 1 ask the old child of Mr. W I. Mil. hen, was
who were instrumental in securing the north of her*.
His principal object
senate to consider the lewis and Clark
burned to death Is fore tiie eyes of the valuable addition to Oregon’s stock of was to show why government irrigation
Centennial Exposition bill,” said Sen uninjured passengers and trainmen.
game bird*. Edwin Stone, who se districts should be formed.
ator Mitchell, a* he rose and was re« og-
An election on this question will b*
When the train was derailed just be- cured the covey of birds that were
niz»-<! by the president pro tern of the fore reaching the bridge, tiie sides of turned into Linn county fields, and who held December 21. A deep interest is
ha* kept an eye on the bird* since they
senate, at the termination of a heated the care struck the bridge and were were freed, said to« lay that he had taken. Mr. Stillman «aid in part:
"An irrigation district, organised un-
torn out. The live coals from the
Panama delmte that ha«l engage«! the
stove were scattered throughout the heard from the English partridges re der the statute, is nothing more nor
leader* of both sides of the chamlxr cars. The Mitcben child fell through cently, and they seemed to be thriving •ess than a municipal or public cor
Twenty-four of the birds were turned poration. The irrigation district ax a
«luring th* fore part of yesterday after the bottom of the car, its clothing
catching to the girder, when it cried loose in Linn county by Mr. Stone in municipal corporation is of such recent
January, 1901. The partridges were origin that it is not generally under-
Commencing at 3 o’clock, Senator loudly for its mother, who hail been secured by popular subscription. sVxxi, and it is probably for this reason
instantly killed in the wreck.
Mitchell spoke continuously for more cars and the bridge were in a few sec When released, the bird* immediately that the inhabitants of a propiaed dis
than two hours, Senator Fulton presid onds a mass of flames ami the child was flew away in divers direction*, but soon trict hesitate to assume the power* and
burned to a crisp before aid could liegan whistling to each other, and in obligations of an irrigation district.
ing over the senate.
a abort time they were gathered into a
’ The irrigation «listrict is provided
During the impressive delivery of hi* reach it.
Just what caused the accident is a covey. They were turned loose on the for by the general laws ot the state of
elaborate appeal for government aid, mystery.
As soon as the engineer Lines place, at the Ixse of Knox butte, Oregon, act of 1895, which provide*
Renator Mitchell held the rapt atten noticed there was something wrong, he about four miles from Albany. Wheat that the inhabitants of any given or
tion of the senator* present, among applied the air brakes, but was unable was placed in the field for them, but limited area that is irrigated from a
they did not remain to partake of the
them being Renator« Aldrich, Lodge, to stop the train. Five cars were com- hospitality of their liberator*. They common source may form an irrigation
district and assume the powers usually
plotely burned, and the remainder of
Hoar, Foraker, Gorman, Ankeny, Fou
soon took to the butte, to orchards, exerc.sed by a municipal or public cor
the coaches badly damaged.
ler, Heyburn, Dubois, Cullom, Warren.
The work of rescue was carried on small groves, etc.
Since that time a numlier of English
Fair’oanks, Clapp, Daniel, Scott, Bacon, with difficulty, as the cars took fire im
game birds have been seen about the
NEV/ LIGHTS AT CAPITOL.
Gainnger. Newlan«!* ami others, while mediately after the accident, and the
butte and in the surrounding fields,
every Oregonian now in Washington in
anil always are seen in coveys. A com Incandescents Take the Place of UN
were taken to Albia and Ottumwa.
txhalf of the fair occupied a seat in the
plaint has been registered that some
Old Arc Lamps.
one was following the birds with a gun
BITTER COLD IN CHICAGO
have finished in
last fall, and kill*«! a number of them.
Renator Mitchell’s sjxech will f-rm
stalling a complete equipment of incan
Firemen Cannot (Jet Through Snow - Several coveys of the birds, ranging
the main argument on wihch the Ore
from ten to sixteen in number, have descent lamps in the rotunda of the
Switchman Frozen to Death.
gon «lelegation will base its plea for a
been seen this fall, and any number of capitol, to take the place of three arc
Chicago, Dec. 16.—This was the cold
liberal federal appropriation.
Care est day in Chicago for this season of them have been beard whistling in the lights that have been used heretofore.
The arc lamps hung in the center of
fully prepare«! as to facts and details, the year since 1876. Early this morn field* around the butte.
the rotunda, on each of the three floors.
it forms a convincing argument, not ing the tem|«rature Ixgan to fall, until
The incandescent lamps are arranged
COAL IN ORANT COUNTY.
around the edge of the large circular
only showing that the government is
in many way* in«!ebted to the Oregon zero. The only time that this mark Expert Says There Is Every Indication openings in the second and third floors.
has lieen reached in the history of the
There are 30 lamps in each of these
•f Oood Quality.
country, but the event whose 100th an weather bureau was December 9, 1876,
circles. Around the base of the interi
niversary it ia projuxe«! to commemo when 14 Ixlow was registered. During
or of the ornamental dome a circle of
rate is of such importance aa to warrant the day it liegan to moderate an to Caspary has returned from the newly 60 lamps has been placed in such a po
discovered coal region below Mount
foleral recognition, especially in view night it is hovering around the xero Vernon. He stated that he had just sition that the light will be thrown
murk, and the indications for tom >rrow
upon the m namented surface. At the
of the government ai«l heretofore given are for warmer wv.’.*'*r, with snow completed the survey of 22 claims that
top of the interior dome is a circular
have been taken up by local investors, opening about 20 feet in diameter, cov
to expositions held in various citie* of storm*.
On recount of the cold and heavy chiefly Canyon City promoters. The ered with ornamental colored glass.
the United States as well as for exhib
condition of the streets owing to the claims are located under the United
Above this has been arranged a group
heavy fall of enow yesterday the three States laws governing coal land entries, of 30 incandescent lamps.
Renator Fulton had intended speak
story department store of Bodxinksi A
these lamps are lighted at nig’it the
ing this evening, following his col Co., in West Twenty-second street, was uated north of the river, and a few rotunda of the capitol will be a place of
league, but, owing to the lateness of destroyed by fire today. A special call miles below the original discovery near rare beauty.
the hour, he gave notice he would ad- for engines was sent in, but before they the farm of James Small.
Mr. Caspary, in speaking of the
Creamery Talk at La Orande.
dreaa the senate for 20 minutes or half could reach the scene of the fire probabilities of success in opening up
through the drifts of snow, the build
Fa Grande—There is a move on here
an hour at the conclusion of the morn ing had lieen burned, causing a loss of large bodies of coal said: “You may
to bring about the establishment of *
say for me that there is every indica
ing business tomorrow.
creamery. George Goodhue, of Salem,
So far but one death, that of Wil
Senator Mitchell, in txginning his
and Mr. Harper, of the Union cream
speech, said that almost half a million liam Duffy, a switchman, who was
ery, are looking over the country with
found frosen to death in the Chicago A most certainly be great coal mines a view to getting the ranchers interest
dollars had Ixen raised by the sale of
Northwestern yards, has been re- opened up. I have had a great deal of ed. The matter has been brought be
stock in the Expixition company, and ported.
experience in the coal fields of Pennsyl
fore tho Commercial club, but no ac
vania and the middle west, and have
over $700,000 ha«l been lubacribed by
tion has been taken. Mr. Goodhue
AID TO BFFIENCY.
different states for the purjxxe of mak
and Mr. Harper have also been looking
formation and indications of coal de
ing exhibit*, making a total of $1,086,- The British Remount System Pleases posits, and I am sure they are there, over the field around Pendleton, and
they are desirous of establishing a
907 of available money for the enter
that is in that section.”
plant there, which they say is an ex
prise. He saitl a magnificent site of
Ixmdon, Dec. 16.—General William
cellent country for such a plant.
over 400 acres had been secured on the H. Carter, of the United States army, cessful metal-mining men of the dis
trict, has taken charge of development
Willamette river, which had already- who has been investiagting the re work on these new claims. He has a
mount system of the British army,
been graded and planted to shrublxry. with a view to reporting to the general crew of men at work sinking and tun
Wheat—Walla Walla, 719 72c; blue
R|xaking of the event which the ex staff of the United States army, had a neling.
This makes the third enterprise un stem, 77c; valley, 78c.
position is intended to commemorate, farewell interview with H. O. Arnold-
Barley—Feed, $20 per ton; brewing,
Mr. Mitchell s»««l;
Foster, British secretary of war, yester dertaken in the last few months. The
"No other historical event in our na day. He will leave England tomorrow first to begin prospecting on a large *20(320.50; rolled, $21.
Flour—Valley, $375.93.85 per bar
scale was the Sumpter Valley railway
tional existence of an individual nature for the Transvaal.
Every facility has been afforded Gen people on the James Small place. The rel; hard wheat straights, $3.9094.10;
has done so much towanl the develop
ment of American occupation an«i set eral Carter here and he expresses his P. A. Snyder company then began de clears, $3.5593.75; hard wheat pat
tlement, American commerce, domestic appreciation of the friendly spirit of velopment work near this place, 20 ents. $4.20 9 4.50; graham, $3.75;
and foreign, and American civilisation, the war officials, and especially of the miles above the original location of the whole wheat, $4; rye flour, $4.509
as has the geographical scientific and remount bureau, which arranged for Sumpter people nad Boise people.
Oats—No. 1 white, $1.10; gray,
military expedition across the then hie investigations. At Ahlershott a
Shipment of Beef Cattle.
trackl<‘ss American contnient bv Cap squadron of the celebrated Fourteenth
Millstuffs—Bran, $18 per ton; mid
tains Meriwether I-ewis and William Hussars anti a battery of the horse ar
Pendleton—Three carloads of beef
Clark, 1(8» years ago.”
tillery were paratied before General cattle were shipped to Seattle from this dlings, $23; shorts, $19; chop, $18;
On Saturday after linseed, dairy food, $19.
Mr. Mitchell made a careful estimate Carter, who highly praised these or point last week.
Hay—Timothy, $16 per ton; clover,
to show that the contributions of the ganisations and particularly the quality noon two were shipped, thus making a
"Oregon '•"•’.ntry” to the national of their horses.
shipment of about 200 head. The cat $12; grain, $12; cheat, $12.
Vegetables—Turnips, 65c per sack;
The general thinks the excellence of tle shipments at the present time are
treasury exceeded the amount ex|xnded
there to the extent of $37,000.000. He the British cavalry and horse artillery about the same as they were last vear carrots, 75c; beets, 90c; parsnips, 759
sai«l that if the United States could is due to the system of supplying re at this time. During the early part of 90c; cabbage, 1911<c: tomatoes, $19
effort! to contribute over $6,000,000 to mounts and to the efficiency of the the fall, however, they were heavier 1.25 per crate; cauliflower, 75c9$l
the Ht. Louis exposition, it could afford corp* of riding masters.
than they were last year. The sales of perdoaen; celery, 40990c per dosen;
General Carter visited Woolwich and the season are not as great of last year. pumpkins, leper pound; onions, Yel
to give one third of that amount to the
Sandhurst. He does not think these Buyersq uote lower prices than last sea low Danvers, 80c@$l per sack.
Honey—$393.50 per case.
establishment* compare very favorably son, and the growers are determined to
Potatoes—Oregon, choice and fancy,
with th* military academy at West hold against the markets.
Arlxona Fugitives Caught.
659 75c per sack; common, 50c per
Tombstone, Aris., Dec. 21.—Of the I Point, but he says the results obtained
sack, growers’ prices; sweet potatoes,
19 prisoners who escaped from i the are more satisfactory.
sacks, 2c; boxes, 2^0.
county jr.l! Tuesday night, two were
Engine Pulls Down Train.
Fruits—Apples, 75c9$2 per box;
captured today. John James, indicted
pears, $191.50 per box; cranbernea,
Madrid, Pec. lfl.—While running at
for murder, and Pedro Sandoval, sen top speed today the express train from
$6910 per barrel.
tenced to the penitentiary for two year* Malaga for this city jumped the track Portland, January 11-13.
Butter—Fancy Oregon creamery, 30«
National Livestock convention, Port
for smuggling. James was captured near Cabra, and 12 persons were in
per pound; dairy, 20922Hc; store, 15
without resistence. He told the offi stantly killed, while 20 others were ser land, January 12-15.
National Wool grower.»’ association,
cers his comrades had separated and iously injured.
Cheese—Full cream, twins, 14915c;
The accident took
are now trying to get across the Mexi place while the train was crossing a Portland, January 12-15.
Poultry show, Albany, January Young America, 15916c.
can line. The Mexican officials appre bridge spanning a ravine, and the loco
Poultry — Chickens, mixed, 109
Mexican rurale* motive was the first to leave the rails. 12-15.
10He per pound; spring, 11c; hens, 11
have six of the fguitives suroumled in It pulled the rest of the train after it,
912c; turkeys, live, 13c; dressed, 15c;
the San Jose mountains.
ducks, $697 per dosen; geese, 8c per
the whole piling up, a mass of wreck
age 50 feet below. All of the carriages
Russia to Make Oreat Exhibit.
Salem—As a result of a recent con-
Eggs—Oregon ranch, 37)ic; East
were reduced to kindling wood and that
test over swamp land in Southern Ore- ern, 27930c.
St. Louis, Dec. 21.—According toad- any escaped is miraculous.
gon, east of the Cascades, in which con
vices received at the World's Fair
Hops — Choice, 22tic per pound;
Britain Would Buy Ships.
test there was mcuh evidence of keen prime, 20c; medium, 17c;common 15c.
headquarters Russia will have the most
extensive exhibit which that country
London, l»ec. IB.—It is reported that rivalry over the right to purchase, the
Wool — Valley, 17918c; Eastern
has ever made at a foreign exposition. the British admiralty has made an offer state land b«vard has adopte«! a new Oregon, 12<aioc; mohair, 32935c.
The exhibit space will cover more than to the Argentine Republic to buy the rule, ordering that hereafter all sales of
Beef—Dressed. 5@6^ic per pound.
750,000 square feet, which will be oc- two cruisers Rivadavi* and Morona, wnsurveyeil swamp land be made to the
Veal — Dressed, small, 898)ic;
cupied by mor* than 2,500 individual now being built at Genoa for that gov highest bidder. Rale* will be made large, 596c per pound.
after 90 days’ advertisement.