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SALEM, OREGON, FPJPAY, JANUARY 19, 1900.
SECOND SECTION EIGHT PAGES
fata! Feud between Prominent
Citizens of Kentucky
BATTLE IN A TRANKTORT HOTEL
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Several Men J Iitntly Killed ami Others
Dangerously Wovnded Jtrmef .
Army Officer Participate!.
FRANKFORT, Kyi, Jan. 16. A
shtwckiri)? trgedy, in iwhich the lives ol
three prominent Inien were sacrificed
and that of a fourth hangs by a slender
thread, while two others miraculously
escaped with painful injuries, occurred
here at I loek ioday. The principals
in the tragedy werej ex-Congrcss4natr
David G. Colson, of Middleboro, and
Lieut. Ethelbert Scott, of Somerset.
Scott was shot six times by Colson, and
instantly killed.. r Luther W. . Demarree,
assistant postmaster at Slilbyville, and
atii innocent bystander, was shot three
times and died instantly. Charles Juli-.
an, another bystander,- was shq and
died a half hour later. Capt. B. B.
Golden,- pf Barboursville the common
wealths attorney of the twenty-seventh
judicial: district, was shot in the back
and is nt expected to survive the night.
Colson f himself -was , shot twice in the
ami. Harry McKwinfi, of Ixniisville,
was shot jn the foot. aml.W. O. Kid
path. of"Chicago.' sustained a broken
lcgJby the lifeless form t4 Scott falling
against him as it rolled down the stair
The tmgtfdy is one of the most sen
rational in the history tf the "dark and
Moody ground." The killing occurred
in the lolJy oi the Capttol Hotel, the
principal hostelry of the; state, the roo.n
being well filled at the time with "poli
ticians ariJ ioilwrj who are here attend
ing contest! for state offices before the
legislature, f Colson is in jail tonight,
charged; with murder, but he claims
self defense) '-.-.-
; There rtf miany conflictinar-stories as
to how thej fight began. Colonel Col
son and a party of friends, among whon
was Demarree, were sitting in the lobby
engaged in conversation, j as Scott and
Captain Golden came up the stairs
from the barroom, walking in the dir
ection of Colson. The fatter, it i3 said,
half rising from his chair, fired at Scott;
who instantly returned the fire. The
shootim? then became general, and the
bystanders - arc at variance as to .the
number engaged in it. Demarree was
standing slightly in front of Colson. and
young Scott is said to have crouched
if hind him to .ward off the bullets from
"Colson" revolver. In an instant De
nirree'fell dead, pierced by three bul
lets. Captain Golden, "j who accom
panied Scott, reefed to one side, falling
into the arms, of ex-Governor James E.
MaoCrearyi exclaiming ' AI am shot."
The sjmoke in - itbe locality of the
antagonists' becarne dense, but Colson
continued In press Scott, who retreated
lickward. : shootim? as he moved. Col
son cmplied the chambers of a .V cali
bre revolver, and quickly brought a 44
into action. Scott, by this time, bad
been shot s several times, and as be
staggered back and fell down the stair
way, Colson. who was within -a few
feet of him, continued to fire until the
form f Scott rolled over and., showed
that life was extinct. After the killing
Colonel Oil son ran out 'of the hotel to
the residence of Chi of of Police Wil
liams, where he surrendered. As be
entered the bottle he gAspcd:
I am sorry lie wotihl l not let me
alone. There were 1 three of them
shooting at me." J !
Meantime the wildest excitement pre
vailed in the hotel lobby. Men fell
over each other in their frantic efforts to
get to places of safety; worncn fainted.
and it was several minutes before the
awful scopeof the tragedy was fully
.nown. captain uoiaen made a state
ment that Colson wa4i ttn- sirirrrccnr .
Colonel olson has long been a prom
inent figure in Kentucky polities. He
served twd terms in tomrre amt t.
clined a renominationJ at the hands of
tne republican party of - the eleventh
district., in 1808. in oritur in
colonelcy of the Kentucky Fourth regi
ment in the Spanish ar. Scott -was a
lieutenant ami to4lc was capta'm of
a company in Col son's regiment and
the trouble, which Jed to Hn
today, began then, A feudstprang up
oeiween colson anl Scott -while the
troops were irvfcanm at Anniston -Ala-
and in this, it isbaid b Colson's friends.
uaptain tioiden was ajwarm partisan of
scott. itie troniile between them at
that time culminated pn a" meeting be
tween them in a restaurant, which re
sulted in Colson being shot by Scott.
The regiment was shortly j afterwards
mustered out of the service, as a re
sult of the fetid between ' the ,ofliccrs.
and. the serious charges and counter
charges which they had made at Wash
ington again each, other as officers.
Since then the parties had not met un
til today, and it has gjenerally becri be
lieved that blood wiuld be spilled
should they meet. ,as jioth were under
stood to be looking jar each other.
K SENATE STILL INTEREST
ED IN i THE PHILIPPINES.
Vest Insists Tlrat It I Is Not Treason
to Oppose the Administration
j ;. in Its Policy.
WrASIIINGTON. Jan. 16. The sen
ate is still in the thrcfes of the discus
sion, of the Philippine question, and,
apparently there is no j near approach to
deli vcrance upon, the iihj ect.
Vest, democrat, 1 of M issouri, today
voictd the opinion of many senators,
wheti be said that sucji a discussion as
was now in progress was of no con
sequence, as the country was confront
ed by a state of facts that could not
be changed by talk. ; '
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Jl filial 9 icMiiuuifii ui iiiunjr mm
Lodge's substitute foi it were laid on
the table today, and Hoar's general rcso-
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union 01 inquiry as 19 inc. ikis 01 me
Pluhppine war was taken up. An ef
fort of , Petti grew to, amend it. so as to
call for the president's instructions to
the Paris ipeace commissioners, led to
a -prolonged debate. After the senate
had considered the -matter behind clos
ed doors, the, amendment "Was rejected
by a vote of 41 to ao.j
The debate for the day was conclud
ed by Vest, who madd a notable speech
in opposition to the assumption in some
niiarters. that every man who docs not
agree with s the iolic4 of the adminis-
trattdn is a traitor to Jus country, vest
threw into his utterances all the nervons
force and energy, and accomplished
oratorical ability for which he is famed.
and .commanded the
senate throughout. :
attention of the
Washington, Jan J&. The president
ha sent to the senate the name Robert
M. McVV'ade, of Pennsylvania, to be
consul of the United States at Canton.
China. to succeed Edwin 1 S. Bedloe.
This nomination closes the incident in
Dr. Bedloe's case. Mr. McWade is a
well known newspaper man, "
London, Jan. 18. A Shanghai spe-
spejcialsays: "It is reported here that
an agreement has been concluded under
which Russia, will lend Corca the. sum
of $10,000,000. -
A -STAFF CAPTAIN.
London, Jan. 18. The war office an
nounces the appointment of the Duke
of "Marlborough as staff captain in the
imperial, yeomanry, , :..
.'-Fine Printing. Statesman Job Office-
I or SHOES
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Don't wait 'till next fall to buy them. Wliolcsale prices arc advanc
iuc in every line of toerclian(lise. You'll save money by buynij:
your supplied for the coining year, before we are eompellctl to jay
higher prices for our gocnlsj Wo can fit you out in almost any line,
Shoes, clothing, hosiery, underwear, hats, shirts, .duck coats,
slickers, and all kinds of ladies and gents' furnishing goods.
Special Reductions on
TOtatall wool tricot box coat at $2.25 is a hummer. Men's long
rublierboiisralT sizes and all grades, reduced to close out ,lnis
docs not apply to any other line of rubbers. ;
N BOER LAND
Mysterions Silence Hangs Oyer
Bailers Operations ;
AN ENGLISH PEACE PARTY IS BORN
The British War Offlee Provide for the
Ralnlof ind Arninc of More
, Troope for: Africa.
Ihe Countess of
L be distinguit-h-
LONDON, Jan. 17. (Wednesday,
4 a. m.). Even rumors are no5 longer
telegraphed from Natal. Tre con
clusion, deducted from this silence, by
military experts generally, is that no
decisive blow has been st rue 1$ either
way, as in such an event there would
be no necessity for silence, i ;
The South Africa conciliation com
mittee, quietly formed to represent the
neaee minority, announces itself to the
country today, and asks for support.
Amonjr the members; are Lord and
l-ady Coleridge, Herbert. Spencer,
Carlisle, and pother
This movement- shou
ed from the "stop" the war" group of
extremists, of which IWiliam T Stead
is the most active member. Its pro-
gram, summarized. ij to wait until the
proper opportunity ' arises for some
peaceable . settlement.' Meanwhile, it
will gather and distribute correct in
formation and sound views. The man
ifesto affirms that "asi the war was begun-
with misunderstandings on both
sides, a pacific settlement is possible."
- There is no indication that such an
arrangement would be tolerated vby
any considerable portion of the publjc.
National emotion is now in a state of
disquietude oyer the? reverses to the
British arms;: dissatisfaction with the
conduct of tlw military business is in
tense, and-there is an - almost universal
determination' to sec the thing through.
The -war office has . ijssuc,d orders for
the : formatioti of fiv4 new batteries.
Seventeen more militijL battalions will
be embodied "in the course of ai ; fort
night. All; regulars: are now out of
the country? except ifourteea infantry
battalions and eleven cavalry battal
ions, i lie war oincc nas- placed . an
orner for 3js.ooo.00o cartridges in cases.
ihe yeomanry committee announces
that it has -accepted 5000 out of the 10,
000 which; it wishes to raise, t.nd still
has 2o,ooaf applicants; to be examined.
FIRING IN' NATAL. '.
London. .Jan. 17.' The Times pub
lishes the, following from Pictermar
itzburg, dated Tuesday: "Very heavy
firing Was heard yesterday in the di
rection of Springfield."
the Exchange telegraph Company
has received the following dispatch.
dated 'February 16th, from Pietcrmar-
itzburg: "There v no news from the
front. , but heavy, firing was heard to
day in the direction of F'rcrc. It is
orobablc that General Duller is en
gaging the enemy. A ruinor ts cur
rent here that, a portion of the Dritish
force is near Ladysmith."
A dispatch to the Daily Mail, trom
Pietermaritzburir. dated Tuesday, says:
"There was very 1 heavy firing to the
north vesterdav- I believe the 'Boers
are contesting General Butter's, pass
age of. the Tugela. The howitzers are
evidently busy, as the tiring is de
scribed as the heaviest yet heard in
U'iJ.lnrrtnfi Tan iftn urtrrnt dc-
ficiency appropriation bill was taken
"r li hrnc twt:i v under an a tree -
mtnt'which limited the general debate
to today. Tlie last hour of the debate
tiria mWvmrA with an attack by Rkh-
ardson,- the minority leader, upon the
secretary: 01 m& ireasuij, iui ii ";
In nnnlrlintl' Willi the Sale of tllC NCW
York custom house. He rehearsed the
charges that Gage bad been guilty.
.ii;iiv nf .mKrrltTient in connec
tion with the sale of the custom house.
in deposing the proceeds in a national
i.,nL- urii;-h vK a troverninent denosi--
tory-instcad of the treasury of the Unit
ed States, but said that this charge
ouKl ot hold. His purpose, nc sain.
... t.cln.iii ihit 1 hr National City
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K,t 1n dvnml nit arrount of the
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contributions of its- directors to the
cpublican campaign fund n ijo.
; A DISPUTE.
U'Llun'.rfnn TanJ. ifL The senate
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.nmmiKo nn fmaiire today acain Had
wider consiIeration the nomination of
W. D. Bynum, to be genera appraise-
,f merchandise at rew. iwk.
-.,rir- mnnhrri rnnlinucd their SP-
position to the nomination, contending
.1. it.nnm nnf a democrat and bis
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nomination as such is an evasion of tlie
law. Senator. Burrow .and Ispooncr.
and other republican members of the
committee,, defended . the selection .as
entirely proper., it was uepueu
the democrats should liave time; to
dduce , proof, of IJynum s Tfpuwiwn-
Th miitf i in 111c iiaiiusi ui
Senator Aldrich and Jofics, Arkahsal,
as a sub-committee.
RETURNED HIS PAY.
New Yorlc. Jan. 16. Wm. A. Eng-
son.of a tormef aemocrau. -.-
Wll.i'i ' " ' ..
!.,.: i ntiJiir from Indiana,
with Spain, has returned to the treas
ury a check for $117 sent him for his
services ; with the statement that - he
would riot accept pay for service to his
country! in, time of danger. It is the
only case of the 'kind in the Spanish
warv ..') .. -.,--:" .v
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j THE MARKETS.
Portland, Jan. a6t Wheat. Walla
WaUa and V alley, 50c . N
Chicago. Jan. 16. -May wheat open
ed at tiH('jJbVsc. ! Closing prices were:
May option wheat, 65J4O1654RC; oats,
23ci pork, $10-05; lard. $6.0; ribs.
$5.co. Cash wheat. Na Z2 red. o,i)
(7ci No. 2 hard winter. 63'ic; No. 2
Northern spring 64(ri)Oc.
San .Francisco, Jan. 16. Wheat,
weak.; May, y8c; cash, 96jc
A! CONTRACT AWARDED.
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Senator Morgan on the Proposed
: Nicaragua Waterway
AN ENORMOUS INCOME PROMISED
New York, ' Jari 16. rThe b"ard f
rapid I transit commissioners totlay de
cided to award the contract' for build-
inr thef underground railway in New
York city to J. B. McDonald, one of
the tw bidders. ; His price was $35,-
700,00a , :, . ' 1 , I V ; ' ' :
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GEAR IS ELECTED
Director of thr Jwu Ordered to Have
Report rl.lihel by l'nblir Printer
Many reunion Claim.
SUCCEEDS HIMSELF AS IOWA'S
UNITED STATES SENATOR.
Blackburn's Election"; of a Week Ago
'Was; Duplicated in the Kentucky
j Legislature Yesterday.
MOINES law Jan. 16. Unit-
s Senator John II. Gear was
WASIUNQTON. Jan:. iaSenator
Morgan, as chairman" of the senate
committee of 'the inter-oceanic canals,
today presented a written report upon
the Nicaragua canal bill. The report
"Measured by the income of 'the Suez
canal, at a corre.sjonding cost, the Nic
araguan .canal ; should yield,' .with ciuiv
alcnt rates of Tt oils, at least U per cent
on $r. 10,000,000.
, "It is too severe a tax upon credulity
to ask the adoption of the precarious
water-supply at Panama, in preference
to the two grand lakes of the Nicaragua
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THE CENSUS. - !
Washington Jar. 18. The house to
day passed the senate bill to extend the
powers of the director of the census,
after striking jnt the committee amend
ment to authorize the director to eon
tract for extra printing with private
contractors. The whole" fight was up
on the amendment. The intluence. of
the public printer and the labor organ
izations of tht country were employed
against it, and after a lively debate .of
several 1km rs it was overwhelmingly
defeated. Tlie publication' of the re
ports of the twelfth census, therefore,
will be made by the public printer, as
In the past, j;
ftirmallv elected, todav. in the legislat
ure, to 'Succeed himself in the senate.
THE SECOND TIME.
, Frankfort. Ky., Jan. 16. The elec
tion nfJ. C. S. Blackburn as senator
was duplicated this alternoon. in -both
houseSk jthis actiori being taken on ac
count of the nuestion. amonc lawyers.
as to whether the election last Tuesday
was legal. The proceedings and the
vote were practically the same as those
on the (former ballot
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Barcelona. Jan. 16. The Spanish
trans-Atlantic steamer Leo XIII has
arrived here from the ."Philippines with
the forificr. Spanish prisoners find their
lanwhes. The maiority of them are in
a lamfentable plfght. .
5 . j BLOWN UP.
MANY PENSION CLAJMS.
Washington Jan. 18. A large num
ber of claims for pensions arc being rer
ceived by the i pension office as the re
sult of -the. Spanish .war. At the batthf
of San Juan there ' were 19 regulars
killed. 1007 w'bunded and 55 missing.
The claims for pensions from the- regit-'
thirty-four volunteers' were killed, 177
wounded and forty-five missing. ! The
claims for pensions from volunteers
tuuuber 3558. One regiment lost none
in killed, wounded or misswig. but has
418 claims for tensions pending.
F YOU Wish TO HAVE A
PLEASANT TRIP EAST, the North
ern Pacif.c i he r,tad to '.take, as it
has all the facilities-neecssaxy for the
comfort of travellers. Passengers who
wairt good value for tlieir ..money will
take this road.' Old travellers go ia
tjlie 'Northern-Pacific time after time, as
they know-a good thing when they see
it. Ihe company s aim is to contribute
as faras Kssiblc to the comfort and
convenience oi pasengers, and it is
Miccessiul in accomplishing this turn.
Eavh. 'train, tot the Iiist if vesiihulcd
throughout and carrjes rullnun and
tourist Sleepers, tliroiigli ditntig cars
and first-class day coarhes. If jmi ae
going East, sec TIkmu'is Watt tV Co,,
agents', ZJ7 Oinj'jinereial street, 1' S.tleni,
and reniem!er -oi! save money by bnv
ing "'your tickets in Salem,' instead oi go
ing to Portland to huy, !
SICKN I;SS . BOA RJ ).
The Moninmitfslii.ro. from Hong Kong
. lias jhe Smallpox.-, j
Portland; Jan-. i8 -V dispatch from
Victoria say : Trc steamship Mon
moiithshire. bomxl from (long Kong
to Portland, signalled 'Sickness abixird"
this; afternoon j from Carnia'nali'. I'oitrt.
on iVancouvrr) island.-' Jt is si)nos,cl
the fMonuiQuitishire has buboni plague
aboard. i , ' ; - i
Victoria, Jam 18. The Kteamrr Mon
mouthshire, of'DodwcIl t Company's
liiic. arrived at William .' 1 lead O'raran
titHt station "shortly., after midnight. A
t'hniaman onj ard h.il the siii illpox.
The news h."U i Moiwnouihdiire had the
bubonic .plague' ahard gained circula
tiofi throtigb thoiiisiutTpretatini. by"
thei lifdithouse ketpcr. of - the hhip's
n'glials. . j ;- ;," ..",...,
' New York. Jan. 18, The American
S'lgar Refining Company today nn
110'imced a reduction f five points on
soft sugars Nos. : 2, and 7 to n inclus
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WANTS A SEAT.
s Chicago. Jan. i8.-Sir Thomas J.
TLipion, owner of tho Amcriea's cup.
challenger "Shamrock," has applied Tor
niembershiu in tin- 'Chicago ImiaTd of
lar army (BumJier JJ2. 'At tha"tbattlHirdci; T.fT' ' , I
San Diego, Cab.c Jan. 16: A report j
was brought to uns city tooay, oy a
Mexican who arrived overhaul trom
Ensenada, that the gasoline schooner
Anita -liad blown up in Magdalcna bay,
and that six persons, all on board, had
perished. , She was in command of
Captairt Funcke. With Chas. Anderson
as mate, Wra. Forrest as engineer, and
three sailors. :
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Lega Blanks, Statesman Job office.
SHOE SALE 'i
SI 1 OK
94 State Street
. .. m n . n ... nv tin . . , iTiiV
Tuesday we will offer for sale
IS dozen unlaundried W'hite Shirts
50c qualities, at
Now, don't lose your head and come
Wednesday, for if you do yoi lose
your shirt. When laundried they are
equal to any. $1.00 values. .
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W, B. COBStTS
ARE on the list ami they sail -wejl un-
ncr the breere ,we nave stirred
45 CENTS AND UP-
'We .lowered the price on all oin
Umbrellas so that you would rajsc one.
Still hammering away at those eixecp
tiomd vaHies. This is the greatest lace
curtain sale that ever happened I
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And you get your
change Loth ways
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KJiiu 01 iiicim; :
$1.50, $1.25 and
$1,00 fancy ;lxs
Eom shirLs for SSc i
A very fine line of stamped doilies.
5 AND .15c VALUES FOR ...... JSC
40 AND 50c VALUES FOR. ..J. .21
75c VA LUES FO R. J . .40c
$1.00 AND $1.50 VALUfc OU..'75
lii ne lace lirder I M
rkcrchiefa - 0c . 'XnA'A
edge - - - 13c
Pure lint 11 1
Sale price - - 22c
Every suit in the
house except .black
clay worsted.1?, is on
Digger licre , thkn
FOR m!:N WHO LIKE
We have them at great sale prices
Outing Gowns, 45 c and up.
and captain of volunteers in the war