fcVM i Slf ' V MM- fr f fi 5 ji( M y't' ! W yIMC V!t0-wtlrtWS -tnNw .,.,., t i(i "ttt" $ VOL XXI, MABSHFIELD, COOS CpUNTY. OREGON, Dec. 20, 190! NO. 51 MAIL 1 lliO If Germany Does N -". I HAY ASKS WHAT f 1 BY A PEACEFUL BLOCKADE Dewey and His Fleet May Escort Ameri can Vessels Through the Line of European War Ships- :; Washington. Dec, 17 Secretary Hay lias cabled Ambas- ;; :; satlor Tower, at Berlin to ask lha German government to dc- ;; fine for this country exactly wfiat i s meant by "Peaceful ;; ;; blockade." If Germany insists on the right to blockade peace- ; ; ' ably and to refuse to let American ships through, then Ad- ','. miral Dewey's licet will be scut to Venezuela to convoy the '' '. '. American ships through thc'Gc'rraau WdEugltsb: lines. Ad--'. ;; miral Dewey has been told to keep his fleet, together. ; ; ' W-H-M-M t 1 1 1 I M 6-H-H-frfrH HI Ht-H H I HC-H t H I H-ft Washington. Deo. 17 Tlio reason thla government make tliii demand ot Germany U because it tins in writing In black and whito, a full elntomunt of Germany' intentions regarding Vonoru ela. It line no ouch statement from Kng U ml. Tho diplomas of that that country wero shrewd tuough to nmko only n verbal statement of Its intent. Tiio admlnlatratlou it awaiting Gor manye nnsworwlth eomo atixloty. Thu situation In now moro critical than it haa boon slnco tlio trouble begun. Washington, Deo, 17 MinUtorBowon cabjed tho Stato Department from Car neos thla morning that tlio Italian min ister had left, Boh en hud aesumod cljaigo of tho Italian lugntlou rvfTslre, ai corJlni: to instruction?. ' (London, Doc. ,17 Premier Balfour re plying to questions in tlio House of Commono toilny repented tlio usuuranco that England hnH no intention of laud ing troops or occupylug any part of tho BOSTON CO'S, BID ACCEPTED Special to tho Mntl. " Wiiahliigton, Deo 10 Soxrotnry ltoot announced thla mo rnliiR that lui deold, ed.to accept tho bid of tho Bottou, Steam ship Co,, of Seattle, for tho govornmrnt military transport Imsiuces from Sotittlo and Tr.eomu to tho Philllplneo. Ho will HQwn6kSrtu I-'ranclecoeJioeniD to bid on buiiiiioeo going from San Francisco. ot Make 8 tory Explanation -SHE MEANS territory of Venezuela. Great Britain most anxious thero should bo as little inconvoniencQ as posslblo to nonlral powers in tho bleckndc. Balfour said if tho toixuro of gunboats docs not bring tho dosirod result, it nil! bo nccossary to proceed to actpjij block- ado, German and English shins act independently. Balfour admitted tho controversy as to whothor thero was such n thine : n Pacific blcckndo. Ho said ho personal ly bolisvcd that a blockndo involved a stato of war. Thero was considerable oxoitemont nt tho conclusion of tho speech, as it is tak en to bo Balfour's moaning that tho blockade, if declared, would bo against tho ships of all nations. Tlio Question then arises whother Bocrotary liny will ogreo to this, although it is not apparent how ho can diengreo unless Amoricn denies tho right of Europeans to declare wan-aa any South Amcrecnu atatu. Ilia believed tho Germans have old grlovnucea besides tho financial claims. PURE FOOD BILL PASSES 1 Gpcolal to the Mall. Washington, Dec. 10 Uy n volo of 72 to 21 tlioPonftto pasEod tho puro food bill, wlilch provents tho adulteration of fondo and drugs. Tho bill divides tho country into ferrito-Iee, nnd rogulatea interstate trnfllu in nil adulterated lood stuffs nnd ntodiciuoe, 1 atisfafc- ' V I -"i, M I OREGON ENTRIES i HELDjfUP Patenting of Timber Lands Stoppe'd Entrjes and Proof May beMade Secretary Hitchcock has ordered tho Bujponilon of action in tho General Land Oflko on timber land cniriM in Oregon, AVaihIngtotHdlCalIforiiia. Ho lm also ordered an InvcatigaTlDaeitiiB ber land entries in Oregon. A Washington 'special eoyf. Under dato of November 21, Eccrotary Hitch cock wrote n letter to Coimnitsionor Hermann in relation to entries being made under the timber and otono act, in which tho following languago occurs: "I now direct until further order by tho department you suspend action on all entries under said act now boforo your ofllco, or that may hereafter coma boforo it from tho States of Oregon, California aud Warhiugton." Further along in tho letter tho Secre tary iys: "You aro also directed to havoeomo of your most competent and trustworthy apecial agent proporly Investigate until further orders from tho departmental! entries rondo or ponding under tho tim bor nnd stono act in tho ' La Grande, Lako View, Oregon City and Tho Dulles Land OfUcos in tho stato of Oregon." Dinger Hnrmnnn explains that this eueponeion is not carried into tho local Land Ofllccs; that intries may Etill bo mado in Oregon under tho timber nnd, stono net, and that proof may be sub mitted, but that whou thoso casos reach tho General Land OlUco thoy aro or will be suspended in compliance- with tho Secretary's order. Mitcliltio Mini Itmild I'lro Gmi. Tho dllfoi'cnco between n rnphl tiro Sim ami 11 machine j;uu Is that tho former la lotuled by lnuul. Coal ami Coke, A net ton of coke of tlio quality unit- nblo for (lomohtle purposes runs about forty-olKht to llfty bushelH to tho ton us nguliiHt nbout tlilrty-six to thlrtj- ligut uusuois or jmni eotu to tlio ton. Bluopj" (IrnNH, Sleepy kmbs la fouml In Now Mexico, 'J'oxhs mul Slberln. It Iiiih a most In- Jnrioiiu effect pi Jiorsos aud sheep, bo- in a utroiiK iinrcotlc or. Kcuutlvo and eniibhiK piofouiul sleep or stupor last Iuk tweuty-four to forty-cJght hours. n OTHER SIDE . I ALiAu Wrongs . Perpetrated ' By Unions Wives of Unionists ' Testify, Scranton.Dec. 18 Tnomore railroads filed tlatoncnts when the Striko Com mission mot this morning. Tho recita tion of injurioi and wrongs received by non anion mon at tho hands of tn e)rickcra continued. Fireman Reynolds told of en attompt at assassination by tho 'etrikcr Francis who fired four IcQnectaal thots. When Francis was brought to trial bo laid he had authority from the glocal union to stop peoplo on thu streets. This fact was brought out by counsel, ltoynolds Bald bo worked to buy food for bis fami y. consisting ot wife and so ven child- ren xne commtsfltoa wajueepiy mov ed by this testimony. Mrs. McN'amarn, who appeared on tho stand with an infant in her arms, said her husband worked for tho Delaware I L&ckaw&na ana was compelled to livo in tho colliery for fear of violence. She was wqb unable to communicato with him. Eight times stones were thrown at her, ouce when she had, an infant in her arms. Shoh(i3 four children, tho oldest 0 tyear old. Sho was awakened ono.November night by thetbouee'being aQre, and fortunately escaped. Tho houto burned to tho ground. Thero was no proof that strikers burned It. Darrow asked that this testimony be strickou from tho records. Graf refused to allow this. Mre, Ethel Hodman gave eimillar testimony. .- Washington, Doc. 17 In tho Sonato tho urgency deficlencyblll was taken up and passed in five mlnute9. A motion tvnn tinnsnil flint uluin tha Kenntfi 11(1- journpd this uftcmcon it would bo until riaturuay. . Morgan gavo notice that on Saturday Im irnnM nt,- tnr a lilll tn rnviilo for acquiring the rights nocossary to tho construction 01 mo isinmmn ennui Ttio pension appropriation bill wob pass, ed without objection or amendment, Tho Houeo in commltteo ol tho whola reported without opposition tho Hep burn amendment to tho judiciary bill, appropriating half n million dollars to bo immediately nvnilnblo with which lhi attorney peuerol is to employ conn mi fnr tlm Kiifnrciiinnilt nf tho niltl-trilttt lawa now on tho etntiito hooka. The lloupo bill us ami'iuteil parseu. Tho bill prohibituiKcnliatcdmusiciaus in tho army and navy from competing with civilians wosjost. i-onn'ii lifimion. To his sovordKii's question wherein their rellRlous really illtt'cieil William I'onn is said to havo replied: "The dlf forence Is the wunu ns between thy but nnd mlue. Mine has no ornamentb." Sluliirlu In Italy, Two million persons aro attacl'ed by malaria every year hi iuwy. PORTS BOTTLED UP Blockade of Starts Today ALLIES REFUSE OFFER TO ARBITRATE MATTER Unless Impossible Conditions are Fulfilled. This Country's, ' Friendly Offices Caracas, Dec, 19 It has been learned from an official Bourco that tho allies have notified tho Venezuela authorhloB that tho La Guayra blockade will bo - como effective Saturday, Dec. 20th., at 3 p. m , of tho ports of a Guayra, Pner to Cabello, Coro, Maraciabo, Campano and Barcolona, Washington ,Dec.l9 It was announced at the Stato Department this moraine that answers had been received from tha triple alliance to tho proposal of ar bitration by Castro through Minister Bowon. Tho answers, while admitting thocor- lnMS ol tkejjrjkejple tw; k not regarded as satisfactory, on accoaat of tho conditions imposed. Tlio answer of Great Britain, as made, is anything but a consent to arbitration. Italy, In as much as she is the youngest mombcr of tho alliance, ia willing to abide by tho disposition of tho other two nations. Even GrtalBrUfn' ,,., ,..,!. . -,-.0 number of stipulations which would re- , , , qaira time for adjustment befor&arbitru-' lUMIMEIIIIKIIElllSlIKaESll&iXlEIllissilSllHSlHIMI 3HOE (& bnylng ehocs DOK'T flC "t" ).uv miuu ut a Bioiu wueiu o iu $o etiuua nro EQIU you UO get plucked nearly every timo. : : '; j Satisfactory nh'oea for Winter shoes that pleaso tho peoplo shoes in which tiio elmpo will hold won't "squash" out, or eag in the shank, or got shabby-looking in a little while. ::::::: : : : Shoes that hold out becnueo they'ro rightly Duiltnot a ekirap any where, lusldo or out THAT'S tho Walk-Over Shoo . : : : Must bo right or wrong no middlo ground or we couldn't everlastingly preach Monoy-Back Shoos good wear or a new pair. ::::: Why pay $5 and fO for let-woll-enough-alono ehoea Tom, Dicktand Harry makoc tlat-have beon foisted on a WALK OVER SHOE long Buffering public with scarcely u chaugo In quality $3 5 nd $4 eo nor in shape for tho last ten yoars. never let MAQNES 4. MATSON 1 OUTFITTERS & enezuela lion had been ontero-1 into. The char acter of tho objection to Immediate ar bitration interposed by Germany and Grout Britain Is not mado public, tur- tbor than tbaj there bo some guarantee that Venezuela will fulfil the Judgment of the arbitrators, It is cemi'Offlclally learned that one condition laid down by Germany ia an apolcsy from Venezuela for tho arrest of the German consular officials, and the sacking of the consulate at Caracas. Secretary JUy immediately took the answora 0! the three powers to tho cab inet meotlng.wbere they were discussed. It has been decided to mako aa effort to pttaSy Vratttert ?! y MtlMwiii" vC to as many of the conditions as possible, while 8,1 the same timo it will be diplo matically suggested to Germany and Great Britain that they recede from tho moro onerous ttlpalatlons. 1 1 1 1 i 1 Borne, Doc. 10 Tho foreign officlala Se,,?.v0 tho ocentnnco of arbitration in. mo Venezuelan aisputo through United SlB,tt)S Minister Bowen .will bo accepted, nnd eaya this will end tho motter so far M Ital7 ie cou:erned. TALK got plucked. .If you buy a $3.50 or FUENJSHERS H VXKM r I U t 0' ..( . ' m t, . rf H. .5. 1 '" . V " ' wt- J. sszs ??t , ... , fe . . . i iii i fflWfflMninfnirrr npfwiiiirr ,-' t n - . wt A wBKmmMtmM WEIUUMfflWMKMBBMBBaUS&fWsKHKKtlt&if.