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UIHIIL COUNTY REPORTER.
D. I. AS111KÏ, Publisher.
M c M innville .............O regon .
Fight Being Made
TWELVE YEARS IN HIDING.
v I x LM v II
Werestinj Collection of Item« From the
Two Hemispheres Presented In a
G. A Bennett at Last Arrested for Extensive
Missoula, Mont., Jan. 29.—G. A.
Bennett, formerly a prominent merch
ant of this city, who for the past 12
years has lieen hidi ig from an indict
ment of a grand jury is«ue«l Octoter 12,
1899, on a charge of stealing cattle, was
brought last night to Missoula by the
The story of his downfall, so far as
can be learned, is that st«x:kmen, in '
the summer of 1890, had been missing
cattle, anil suspicion fell on Bennett |
and his range riders.
A dose watch
was kept on them with the result that
evidence against Bennett, which was
laid before the district judge, was con-
! siderod sufficient by that official to war
rant his calling a grand jury to investi
gate the matter. After a session last
ing several days, the grand jury re
turned a verdict against Bennett and
four others, charging them with steal-
; ing cattle.
Bennett drove from his home direct-
| ly through this city to some unknown
' point on the Northern Pacific, where
drexrod in woman’s garb, lie made his
escape. The various sheriffs of this
county since the escape have constant
ly been on the lookout for him. Some
weeks ago the sheriff located his man
ut Albuquerque, N. M., and quietly
j left the city for the south with all the
necessary papers for life arrest and re-
I turn hero.
At the time the affair became public
Bennett w ax operating a slaughter house
and in searching the place, the grand
jury found upwards of 199 cattle hide.*
bearing the brands of several Bitter
Root stockmen hid in the river and
buried in the ground in that vicinity
Disaster in low« Cott Many Live»—Several
Men Serirvsly Injured
Chicago, Jan. 3o. — ( «.al teamster« items of General Interest From
renewed their war on big down town |
All Parts of the State.
buildings today. Th«* Coal Teamster’« |
Union decidtxl that it« members should
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL NOTES. ETC.
cart no coal to building« where gas is
used during the summer months.
A Brief Review of the Growth end Improve,
8 o’chx'k 190 driver« were ordered to ,
■tents of the Many Industries Through
stop by officiate of the union, and
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
promptly obeyed the order. President
Alte*rt Young, of the Coal Teamster«’
Eugene schixil district vote«i a 6 mill
tax at the annual meeting last week.
“We have already stopj>e<l hauling
Many hogs are dying around Pendle
coal to th«« Old Colony building, the
ton from what may prove to be cholera.
Monadnock, the l’almer house and the
The company owning the hot artesian
Auditorium, an«l before night not a
wells at Vale, has decided to erect a
union teamster will lx! hauling coal to fine hotel for the accommixlation of
a building that uses gas for fuel during guests.
During the last colt!
Work is progressing smoothly at the
snap our men were worked to death. oil well being sunk at Vale, Malheur
Building« that had formerly used fuel county.
Fire damaged the Ashland Iron
gas found out that coal wax necessary
and our men had to work day and Works to the extent of $1,000 a few
night, and at that time were unable to
The merchants of Baker City have
meet the demand. Many of the regular
agreed to close their stores at 6:30
coal burners were compelled to wait
every evening except Saturday.
for coal, and suffered greatly on ac
A preliminary survey of the route of
count of our inability to supply the de
the proposed electric road from La
Grande to Cove ha« been completed.
Milton Booth, secretary of the Coal
Oil has been struck in one of the
Teamsters’ Union, said:
wells being l>ored near Nampa, in East-
“We are not in the fight alone, but ren Oregon. Samples analyze 78 per
have the support of the coal men. We cent paraffine.
would have conducted the campaign
The Gopher Mining Company, whose
alone bad it teen necessary, but with property is in Southern Oregon, is in
the aid of our employers we are in a stalling a five stamp mill, and will have
ore to keep it going steady.
much better condition to conduct the
The Woodburn school tax will be 10
fight and it will be a lively one.”
mills this year.
This, with the
After the teamsters’ boycott against county ami state tax, will make a total
the sky scrapers had teen in effect for of 43, the highest ever known.
four hours, firemen, engineers and
elevator conductors threatened to co
The telephone line from Union to La
operat«' with th«f teamsters. This af Grande has changed hands.
ternoon a meeting of the prominent
The net valuat ion of taxable property
coal dealers and projierty owners was
in Baker county is $3,523,346.
held, and a truce was declared until
Hop buyers at Salem are offering
Friday. In the meantime union men
hop«' to influence the consumers to burn 124^ to 12^ cents per pound.
coal tiie year round.
The postoffice at Independence has
been moved into new quarters.
W I H I L 11L If w
Hardships Suffered by Party of | Oskaloosa, la., Jan. 27.—Thu Lost
Marines in Samar.
TERRIBLE SUFFERING FROM STARVATION
Full Particulars Not Yet
Delirious—Filipino Officers Sur
render in Batangas.
Creek coal mine was the scene today of
a terrible disaster, which cost tbs lives
of 21 miners. Eight others were seri
ously injured. The tedies of the dead
men were r«xx>vered from the mine, ami
lie tonight in an improvise«! morgu«
near the scene of their destruction.
The injured, all of whom are frightfully
cut, bruised and burntsi, are under the
care of surgeons in a temjx»rary hospital
equipped near the mine.
The Lost Creek mine is 10 mile»
south of Oskaloosa, and three miles
north of Eddieville.
occurred at the noon hour, and wa*
what is known as a dust explosion.
The miners had just fired their usual
n«x>n shots, one of which prove«! to be a/
fizzle, the powder flame igniting the^
gas and causing the explosion. Smoke A
and debris were blown out of the mine ’
in a column 209 feet high. A part of
the top works was torn away, and the
fans and cages were wrecked.
made the work of rescue very slow,
and it was 3 o’clock before volunteer
forces dared to venture into the east
entry, where the explosion ««xiirred.
The men of the rescue party fought
their way into the mine, where a
shocking sight met their gaze.
dead and injured were terribly burned
and mutilated, some of them almost
beyond recognition. Beyond where the
b«xlies lay the fire was burning fiercely,
and for a time it was feared the work
ings would be wholly destroyed and the
bixlies incinerated. Finally, however,
the flames were subdued. The bodies
were then collected and taken to the
top of the shaft.
At the time of the explosion more
than 109 men were in the mine, but all
except those in the east entry escaped
with only slight injury.
property fess will 1» about $10,000.
Nearly all of the men were married
and leave families in poor circum
Manila, Jan. 30.—General Chaffee
Curtailed his trip and returned here
He says he found the
conditions satisfactory everywhere ex
cept in Samar, where continuous rain
«luring the past two months has re
A train in South Carolina was held
tarded the campaign, especially against
up and the express car rifled of it« con
such an eluxivq enemy.
The condition of Captain David B.
Governor Shaw, of Iowa, will assume
Porter’s marines’, who t<x>k part in the
the duties of secretary of the treasury
expedition into the interior of Samar,
is worse than previously described.
Liberals defeated the Conservative
They suffered fearful hardships, and
forces of Colombia in three successive
were without foot! for several days. I
They had been provided with rations
United Mineworkers will levy an
for only five days. The natives who
assessment to help strikers fight battle
accompanied the marines declared they
with operators to the end.
were unable to distinguish the edible
The delay of the committee in report
ing the canal bill to the senate means a
roots, which the marines did not be
saving of much time later.
The anger of the marines
The treaty for the sale of the Danish
against the natives is intense. None
West Indies to the United States calls
of the latter returned with the marines.
for the payment of $5,000,000.
The marines sufficed so acutely from
Intense cold continues to prevail
starvation that they ate raw the flesh
throughout the middle west.
of two dogs.
trains are delayed on account of snow.
When Captain Porter and 26 of his
An extra session has been called of
staggered into camp January 2
the Colorado legislature to make corpo
they were delirious, and difficulty was
ration« pay taxes on full valuation, th«!
TROOPS FOR PHILIPPINES.
experienced in ascertaining the wherea
same as private citizens.
bouts of their companions.
There is a movement to hold an ex
Two Companies of the Eighth Infantry Re
of the First infantry, headed the relief
position at Manila in December next.
expedition in the face of a terrible
The Manila chamber of commerce
Helena, Mont., Jan. 29.— Orders
asks that Chinese be admitted to the
were received at Fort Harrison today storm which flooded the rivers. He
from General Miles, at Washington, succeeded in reaching the remaining
An unknown hypnotist puta Spokane
for two companies of the Eighth in 19 men, who would otherw ise have cer
UNFAIR TO THE COLONIES.
man to sleep and doctors can do noth
fantry to prepare for transfer to the tainly perished. He found them all
No time was set for the delirious. Two of the men were dis
ing to rouse him.
Australaia Complain» That Meat Contracts
departure of the troops ami the date of
Prince Henry will be given a military
covered in the branches of trees, bark
Go to Argentina.
farewell when he leaves Germany for
Extensive tests are being made with known until the arrival at San Fran ing like dogs. Some of thh murines are
S. W., Jan. 28.—The
the United States.
silage at the agricultural college.
cisco of the infantry which is to take so ill that they are not likely to re
Substitute for Nicaragua Canal Bill is Intro
placing of contracts in Argentina by
The Prince of Wales received a very
The mayor of Pendleton ha« ordered th«! place of the various commands now cover.
duced In the Senate.
chilling reception on the occasion of
in the department of the Dakotas.
British war office, to supply meats
slot machines of all desreiptions out.
his visit in Germany.
Washington, Jan. 30.— Just before
Two companies of the Eighth are at ’ i I (■«■neral Chaffee has endeavored to
other produce for the troops in
A franchise has been granted for the Fort Harrison, one at Fort Missoula,
Investigation of the Iowa mine dis the adjournment of the senate Senator
marines, but Captain Porter is not yet South Africa, has engender«*«] extreme
aster disclosed the fact that the explo Spooner today introduced a substitute
ordered to the Presidio, whence they i able lucidly to explain masters.
sion was caused by too heavy a charge of for the Nicaragua canal bill. The new Burns.
Major Lot and three Filipino lieuten- rritation
w ill embark for the Philippine«.
dynamite being placed by one of the bill is a practical authorization to the
■ ants, with 19 rifles, three revolvers and This action of the imperial authorities
Asbestos has been discovered in paying
men who Were killed.
24 holos, surrendered to Major Ander- is regarded ax evidence of reprehensible
Sailing Dates for Returning Troops.
president of the United States to choose quantities in Josephine county, near
' son, of the Sixth cavalry, yesterday at indifference to the claims of the colon
the state lieu.
Fire at Goldfield, Colo., caused dam
between the Panama and Nicaragua
Lot ies, as ill accorde«! w ith the expressions
age estimated at $30,000.
partment has been informed that the Lipa, province of Batangas.
The Salem school district levied an 8
routes. The first provision looks to
trtsips which are to come home from was brought in sick on a litter. He is of imperial solidarity, as poor repay
Manila banks refuse to accept de
th«' acquisition of the franchises, right mill tax for running expenses and 1 th«' Philippines will sail from Manila cordially hated at Lipa, where he tooted ment for the sacrifices of the colonists,
posits of Mexican silver.
mill for a sinking fund.
$55,999 worth of jewelry from promin an«l generally as grave injustice. Most
of way and other projierty of the new
families. Nickerson’s scouts have of the premiers of Australasia and the ♦
Colorado union miners have demand
Preparations have begun for the
Panama canal company of France, in
ed the discharge of nonunion men.
Twentieth infantry, February 16; head captured Colonel Lot, a brother of Ma premier of New Zealand have cabled to 1
cluding that company's control of the
the i-n|«*rial government strong pro- *
quarters and First and Second battal jor Lot, near Batangas.
creek near Grants Pass.
A man and his wife have been arrest
The president is
Lieutenant Larned, of the Sixth cav tests in practically identical terms, say
ions Seventeenth infantry, February 28.
ed in San Francisco for counterfeiting.
Extensive preparations are being Th«' Third battalion of the Seventeenth alry, had a slight engagement with ing that the two colonies are able to
authorized to pay $40,000,090 for these
Eight of the collerie« in the Hazel
“provided a satisfactory title can be made for a thorough test of the exfet- infantry will sail from Manila after some Filipinos,[during which he killed supply the war office requirement« in
ton district, I’a., were close«! because of
ence of oil near Monmoth.
the arrival there of the Second battal two insurgents and captured a captain South Africa three times over,
The general out colonies, it is pointed out, have more
ion of the Twenty-seventh infantry, and two soldiers.
The expenditures of the agricultural between March 1 and 10.
He is then authorized to secure the
look in Batangas province is decidedly meat than consumers, and when they
It is estimated that the los« by the
college for 1901 were $11,507.93.
ar«* doing all in their power to build
recent fires in Columbus, Ohio, will necessary concessions from the r< public Total receipts, $63,285.93.
A party of insurgents, led by two up and strengthen the empire,
, _ , it is in-
of Colombia, these to include the
City of Mexico, Jan. 29.—The pro renegade Americans, recently entered comprehenxible that trade is given to
, The wheat crop of the Pacific North
Alangulang, in Leyte province, claim foreigners, especially Argentina, thus
west for 1901 was, approximately, 44,- territory from the Caribbean sea to the annua) convention of the Knights of ject for an international court of claims ing they|were constabulary, hut not yet bringing into the field a keen compe
Pacific ocean. A canal sufficient to ac Pythias in Pendleton this week.
commodate the largest vessels is then
Pan-American conference. Though it uniformed. The imposters were taken titor with the people of Australasia.
Farmers around Ontario are making has not attracted the same amount of to police lieadipiarters and were royally Th«' premiers further declare that they
Governor Tuft says 15,000 soldiers to be constructed, under tiie super-
arrangements to import ferrets to clean attention as the arbitration treaty, it is entertained by the native sergeant in feel such action is wrong anti unfriend
will te enough in tint Philippines be visi.ii of th«' secretary of war.
At a given signal the rene ly, and that the blunder should be
fore the close of the year.
The bill also carries an alternative out the gophers, which are very numer of even greater practical importarne, charge.
it is in reality itself a compulsory arbi gades and insurgents fell on the police, promptly retrieved.
Five hundred miners at the West End provision authorizing the president to
tration plan, applied, however, only who, though outnumbered two to one,
colliery, at Mocanaqua, Pa,, went on proceed with th«' construction of the
NEWS RECEIVED QUIETLY.
controversies involving nothing but fought desperately and drove off their
strike beitause nonunion workmen were
assailants after a hand-to-hand fight,
Wheat—Quiet. Walla Walla, 630 pecuniary claims.
cure the necessary concessions from
in which holos were the chief weapons. No Demonstration at St. Thomas. Danish
Colombia or a satisfactory title from the 6344c; bluestem, 6406444c; Valley,
The victory wax notable, as the police
All formalities for the purchase of Panama canal company.
Two Freight Sections Collide.
♦lie Danish West Indies hnve law'll com-
An immediate appropriation of $10,-
Houston, Tex., Jan. 29.—In a rear were completely surprised and outnum
Barley—Feed, $19 0 20;
D. W. I., Jan. 28.—The
plated and the treaty will Is« signed in 000,900 is mail«' in either event. The
end collision between two sections of a
a few day«.
limit of cost is fixed at $135,009,000 $20021 per ton.
stock train, at 3 o’clock this morning, had on«' man wounded. .The insur- announcement which reached here of
Oats—No. 1 white, $1.1001.25; gray. near Keller, 15 miles north of Fort gents left one man dead.
the signing of the treaty by which Den
A Cincinnati bookki'eper is almost a in case tiie Panama rout«* is chosen,
Worth, one man was killed and another .
quarter of a million short in his ac
mark sells the Danish West Imlies to
counts. He contends that it is th«' re the choice falls on the Nicaragua route.
Flour—Best grades, $2.8003.40 per fatally injured. The men were in the
the United State«, was received quietly.
caboose of the first section. The wreck
sult of errors and has made most of it
barrel; graham, $2.5002.80.
was cause«! by a dense fog which pre Eight Lives Lost in a Boston Blaze—Several There was no open manifestation, but
GREAT HOTEL EMPTIED.
Millstuffs—Bran, $18 per ton; mid vented the danger signal from being
much anxiety prevails regarding the
More Seriously Injured.
Governor Taft says the situation in
dlings, $21; shorts, $20.50; chop, $17. seen by the second station.
Nothing official has
Fire in Adjoining Building Drove Guests
the Philippines is encouraging.
Boston, Jan. 30.— Eight persons yet b»*en received from Copenhagen.
Hay—Timothy, $11 @12; clover, $70
From the Lindell.
Surprised a Boer Laager.
were killed, thr«>e probably fatally The governor of St. Thomas has de
Hon. Franklin Murphy was inaugu
7.50; Oregon wild hay. $506 per ton.
rated governor of New Jersey.
St. Louis, Jan. 30.—Two hundred
Pretoria, Jan. 29.—General Bruce burned, three seriously hurt in jump clined to be interviewed.
Potatoes—Best Rurbanks, 9Oc0$1.25
The Danish cruiser Valkiren will re
Prine«» Ching will repres«*nt China at and thirty guests of the Lindell hotel per cental; ordinary. 70085c per cen Hamilton, by a clever night march, ing from w indows, and others more or
main here indefinitely, it is reported,
surprised a laager between Ermelo and
were driven from their apartments into
the coronation of King Edward.
so as to guard against disturbance«'
tal, growers' pric««s; sweets, $1.75© Bethel, in th«' Transvaal colony, and
Charges have been brought against the sleety street tonight by flames 2 per cental.
chargixl the Boers, who fled in all di fore 2 o’clock in an Italian tenement which it is believed, however, are not
•fficials of the Mineworkers’ Union.
which wrecked the adjoining building
likely to occur.
Butter—Creamery. 2502744c; dairy. rections and were pursued many miles. bouse on Fleet street, North End.
A Filipino force» in Ratangas prov
18O20c; store, 11013c.
Plebiscite of Danish Antilles.
and a quantity of stores were captured. of them women, and the eighth is a
ince, Philippine islands, surrender«*«!. Washington avenue, and for 30 min
Eggs—2002114c for fresh Oregon. The casualties were small.
Washington, Jan. 28.—The Danish
utes threatened to sw«*ep away the hos
child. The building was six stories in government will not take the pleliescies
Cheese—Full cream, twins. 130
Contract for repairs to the trans[>ort
Fire in a Well-Known Book house.
The fire was not seen until it of the Danish West Indian Island« to
Dix to the amount of $12,000 has lx«*n telry. Women were carried from the 1344c; Young America. 14@15c; fac
upi>er floors by elevator, and down the tory prices, 10144c less.
Cincinnati, Jan. 29.—A fire today was under such headway that the sleep determine whether they shall be ceded
Poultry—Chickens, mixed. $303.50: burned the book house of W. E. Davie ing inmates on the upjier floor were cut to the United States until the Unites!
stairs in a feinting condition. Mothers
hens. $404.25 per dozen. 9010c per A Co., 224 Fast Fourth street, causing off.
John D. Rockefeller contemplates
States senate has ratified the treaty of
pound: springs. 10«' per pound. $30 a loss estimattxl at $59,999.
giving the Chicago University $26,000,-
Ilefor«' the firemen got on the scene cession. This circumspection in sup
two worn« n and a man were seen to posed to be the outcome of the senate’s
1101244c; tablishment is widely known among throw themselves from the windows
Men dragged their trunks after them dozen;
action in rejecting a former treaty of
Ixxik lovers as a repository for old and
Uniteli Stati* Senator« Ihilliver and down tiie broad stairways « f th«' hotel, dressed. 14015c per pound.
I rare volumes, many of which were de of the third floor to the street below. cession after Denmark had accustomed
Allison were re-elected by the Iowa leg and clerks in the office hastily pro
Mutton—Gross. 4c per
After the firemen had suevt't'ded in the islanders to the idea of transfer.
cur'd the valuables of the guests from dressed. 70744c per pound.
subduing the flames they began a
sab's and vaults and carried them to
search of the far rooms an<l found eight
Her Release is Near.
All of the convicts who «'eca|x«l from
places of greater safety. The structure per pound.
Vigo, Spain, Jan. 28.—The obsolete Ixslies.
The firemen and police offi
the federal penitentiary on McNeill’a
Veal—8>409c per pound, dressed. Spanish gunboat Condor has lxx*n towed cial« la lx *red hard in giving the unfort
in which the tire originated was the
island hav«' lx>en rix-aptunxl.
Bulgaria announc e that the American
B«'ef—Gross, cows. 344
old O'Neill building.
A dozen or
04c; steers. into this port in a damage«! condition, unates emergency treatment, but their
delegates tearing the ransom for Miss
The senate has Ixignn «felsite on Phil more firms occupied it, and the losses 404’4c; dress«M. 6S07>4c per pound. due to the explooion of her boiler, efforts were in vain, for all had in- Stone, the captive American mission
suffered by these firms will approxi
Hops—1101244c per pound.
ippine tariff bill.
which kill««! four men and dangerous baled flame anil smoke, and their bixl- ary, have arrive«! at Jumava. and that
mate $300,000. The I,indell hotel was
W«x»l—Nominal. Valley, isoisc: ly injunsl seven others, including the ies, in most case«, were blistered by Miss Stone and her companion, Mme,
Mor«« revolutionary movements are damagtsi by smoke to the extent of eastern Oregon, 801244c; mohair. commander of the vessel. Th«' boat is tiie fierce heat which they had
en- Tsilka. will be release«! within 21 hours/
reported in China.
2102144c per pound.
practically a wre k.
after the money is paid.
Emperor William has celebrate«! hi«
River navigation has l««*n suspended
above the Cascade Licks.
Two Negroes in Louisiana, who had
murdered a white man, were lynched.
Japanese Soldiers Frozen to Death.
The per capita consumption of spirits
in the Unite«! States is smaller than
London, Jan. 30.—The Tokio co
any other of tiie great nation«.
«pendent of tiie Daily Express ca
that over 200 soldiers have been fix
Reginald C. Vanderbilt, of Now to death in Nothern Japan.
York, has rome into po«ro»»i«>n of $7,-
BOO,009 left him by his father.
Drouth in India.
A million dollars a week is the cost
Of the United States army.
American manufacturer«« of silver are
preparing to enter the market in Eng
The Italian government has <!«*clin«xl
J. E. Green, a St. teufe mechanic,
I.otulon, Jan. 30.—Th«' viceroy of an invitation to take part in the St.
claims that he invented the airship India telegraphs that the drouth is, I.ouis exposition.
ma«l«> famous by M. Santos Dumont, in «Irving the crops in Bengal, the North-
The Baltimore A Ohio road will
Paris, ami that the drawings were we-tern provimx*« an«i iu Punjab. The •pen«i $50,000,000 on improvements,
•tolen from hiui ami taken to Franco 10 autumn crops are fair in the province mostly on th«' lino between Pitt-burg
’ of Scind and in the Bombay deixtan.
' ami Chicago.
Admiral Kimberlv Dead.
Tired of Useless Struggle.
tendon, Jan. 29.— Lord Strathcona
and Mount Royal. Canadian high com
mission in London, had addressed let
ters to the press in which he calls at
tention to the expanding trade between
<treat Britain and Canada, expresses
his belief that this trade is capable of
much greater development, and invite-
corre-pondem e as to the l est mean« of
assisting this development by the di —
rctninatu n of commercial information.
Washington Jan. 30. — Secretary
L*ng ha-received a telegram annoudne-
ing the death of Admiral Lewis N.
Kimberly. U. S. N.. retired, at West
this morning, of
heart disease. Admiral Kimberly was
«,‘kvted for -ervice on the Schley court
of inquiry, but was compelled to de
cline on nivonnt of ill health. He ha«i
a long and distinguished service in the
United State« navy. He was horn in
New York.and appointed from Illinois.
Pretoria. Jan. 28—Lord Kitchener
has authorized General Vilomel, a sur
rendered burgher, to raise an additional
Boer corp« of 1,590 men. General Vil
omel has written a letter to ex-Presi
dent Steyn, warning the latter of his
intention to form such a corp«, and
adding that the Boers in the rom entra-
tion camps are tired «4 the useless
struggle and are determined to help the
British end it.