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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1900.
Treasury Department Needs It
fcr Salem's Puttie Bending
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION ASKED
I rr; Iarmi In Coat of Ilolldinc Ma
terial Give Am the Bcuoi for j
Weed of Fames. . i
WASHINGTON, Jan 27. Chairman
Myer, of the house committee on pub
lic buildings" ami grounds, has, receiv
ed from Assistant Secretary of j the
Treasury Taylor a detailed statement
of the additional amounts required, for
the public buildings now under con
struction th'roughtout the country, on
account of the large rise in building
material. The list shows the present
limit of cost and the orooosed limit as
foKow: r - - j i) ::-;
Salem. Oregon, present limit $100,
oro; . recommendation Sf 10.00a. 1 J I h
Boise. Idaho, present limit. $150,000;
Seattle, Washington", resents Emit,
$300,000; recommendation. $773,000.
MUST DISINFECT, .
Washington. Jan. 27. The postoffice
department has received reports from
Spokane, Washington. howing that the
order to fumigate the mails leaving that
place for British Columbia has not. as
V1 been ' carried1 iout. The reports
say that neither postmaster nor health
official there etieve it necessary to dis
infect the wails, because they think the
mal!pox scare to be unwarranted. 1 pie'
epidemic now in evidence there, they
say. is chickenpox. The postofnee de
partment has. however, reiterated ks
instructions, directing the postal officials
there to disinfect -the mails. i
HE IS ENCOURAGED
riNAKCIAL AOKXT or WILLAMETTE
I I XI VKKNltY AT WORK. !
Find ttlm Ilanlneaa Men IntereMted la
the Old K-hool-He "Will Cam.
(From Daily, Jan. 27th.) j
For the. purpose of cscerlaining the
feeling ot Salem people toward Wil
lamette University, Rev. G. W. Gran-
the pioneer institution, ha interyitwed
a .number of the business men it the
city, and received sufficient encour
. agejtient to .warrant him in starting a
systematic canvass to secure funds for
the support of the , school during the
season. Rev. Grarinis discusses the
matter, and his plants in that connec
tion, in the following communication
to the Statesman, received yesterday:
"Kditpr Statesman: I wish to say
to Salem's citiens that the" spccial sub
scription for the. support of Willam
ette University is growing slowly. I
have seen personalty a number. o the
leading business men of the city, j and
in no imtanrc have I been repulsed.
All assure "me that they are interested
in the school and will aid ti the efforts
being made to put it on a surer foue-
willing to say how much they can do,
in. view of the uncertain outlook" for
trade for the coming year. I - have
concluded that it will be. best to defer
the general canvass of our citizen's ur.:
til a .little-later in the season. 1
"I have planned to spend ? February
in Eastern Oregon and Washington,
and ' Northern Idaho, visiting the pas
tors of the various charges in thatjsec
tion of our patronizing territory, j en
listing their cp-ocration " in stcttring
students for the coming year, ami look
ing; after; some, property interests!, the
university holds. in that section.- f
."About the 1st of March, T intend
to take up the general canvass- of ; Sa-
irm. 'ti an ouisiuc oinrs 1 visit -ana
since 1 have taken charge of the, work
1 have visited twenty-five Communities
and spoken thirty times in the interest
of the university I am asked 'What
will Salem do?' I have fc-en able to
answer thus far that thirteen of flier
citizens have subscribed to the $tOxoo
supplementary current expense fund I
am raising, and the amounts subscribed
aggregate $1500. II the others will Idq
as well, there will be no doubt about
the, s'lcces of the present effort. land
success in rthis assures success in the
greater efforts -yet , to follow. j
"The importance ;of this enterprise is
so great that the most cheerful liberal
ity of all classes of our citizens should
be shown. ; Don't wait to be asked;
send in your names and the amounts
you are willing to give, as a few have
already done, and the future of the Uni
versity rs assured to Salem for all, the
years to come. '"!'-
'l spent a Sunday not long since in
Forest Grove, and it did nifc great good
to listen to the story of the citizens of
that community, told with evident
pride, that they had given $15,000 to
their school. , Forest Grove has per
haps 1000 population. Salem has at
least 10.000. Hence it will be acn thai
if she gives to . Willamette in propor
tion as Forest Grove gave to the Pa
cific university not $10,000, but $150,000
will be laid upon her altars,' I speak
of this only to show you what can be
done when the importance of the work
is fully realized by the people who reap
directly the commercial, social and ed
ucational advantages of the school. ,
, "GEO. W. GRANNIS,,
""'Financial and Endowment Agent."
TKf STARS ON THUS SUCUS.
The letter carriers of, Salem's free
mail delivery service have received the
stars that are to adorn. heir si eeves
henceforth, to take the rtkce of the
stripes they have heretofore worn. Af-
ter a carrier has been in the service
of his Uncle Samuel for five years m
the capacity of delivering mail, be is
he puts on- two stars on each sleeve
After ten years of steady employment,
he put on two stars on each sleeve.
The first two stars are black, and near
ly the same color as the garments, jk
that they are scarcely visible to the
naked eye, especially if it be affected
with a little touch of astigmatism or
dimness for any other cause. But when
one has faithfully trudged the streets
for fifteen long yearsv a star of a
brighter color is added.- as a mark ot
distinction and honor.
There is no Salem carrier entitled to
wear the third star as yet, .but in two
mr,A 9 Uolf vrir 4rore Georee Hatch,
jthe dean of the Salem force, will blos
som out with the third aecorauon 01
the more pronounced hue. It is pre
sumed that each five years thereafter
a star of a still brighter color will be
provided, t with, possible a hak or a
nimbus to match. m
After fifty years, there should bea
golden ornament, of the size, weight,
color and fineness of a twenty dollar
gold piece. If any one of the faithful,
servants shall not have earned such a
substantial and ornamental deco-atic-n
at the end of that time, he should be
put on the retired list, with a bright
red paper giving bim his dismissal. It
is no-light task to deliver and take up
the mail 'in this "city of magnificent
distances,'? and to listen to all the long
handled kicks that come to one's lot in
the devious and tedious rounds.
j NEWS OF .BLUE RIVER.
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Great Activity Around the Lucky Boy
Eugene Register. 26th:
Geo. II. Yerington came down from
the Blue River mines vestcrday after
noon. Mr. Yermeton sav the Lucky
Boy mill is runnimr dav ami night and
tha sixteen men are builv employed
about the mine. Mr. Sharker, the sup
erintendent. savS that the nroduct of the
mill is highly satisfacAnrv. gbmg be
yond his most sanguine exteetations.
f fH in-terest beinir
taken in the rhmes from outlying dis
tricts, there are now more prospectors
and mining exoerts in 3iat section than
there has been at any time vet -during
the summer months. Portland and Den
ver capital is looking this way arnever
before. If a mining man drops into
-r,, rjt tVio VnrinA liiminess establish
ments, the first thing he is asked is.
"How are the minesr ana tnen fol
lows a .fusillade of 1 questions that show
the interest taken in the mining section.
It is stated on good authority that no
p.i than fiftv Denver caoitaHsts are
eoirring out here in the snring to ex
amine jr Blue Kiver ana tiocemi a prop
erty. This accounts lareelv, kr the
nmitber of experts who are constantly
coming and going to and from the
mines. r 1 ,
There; is no ciuestion but what there
will be1 the greatest activity in Blue
Rivef this sprinir ant ; "mmer' yet
kiKn in the historv of . the mines.
THE AR IS ENDED.
New York, Jan. 26. A dispatch to
the Hera4,ixoJU . Manila .Jiaysi." The
war in the Philippine is over. , No
further surrender can be hoped for.
The danger in the present situation is
that a bloody feud may arise between
the American army and the Filipinos.
This danger can be greatly lessened by
action ot congress,; which is now im
perative, outlining i the policy of : the
government in the: Philippines. It is
likely that many insurgents, arc still
holding out for the very terms which
congress will be willing to give.
The time is ripel for a conciliatory
policy, allowing the Filipinos to have
some say as to the nature of the gov
ernment under which they will be
obliged to live. I
CAN GAMBLE, TOO.
Hot Springs, Ark., Jan. 20. It de
veloped tonight that Blanche Walsh,
successor to the late Fanny Davenport,
during her engagement here with the
Walsh-McDowell company, made a
winnine of Sjooo nlavinsr roulette at
one of the clubs. She played a stiff
game trom the start and at one time
lost alt of her money, but, securing a
loan on the famous $1000 bracelet, pur
chased by Miss Walsh from Fanny
Davenport, she! continued the battle
with fortune until she had retrieved
her losses and won S.2900.
j EASY YUKON TRAVEL.
The trail from Dawson to the head
waters of the Yukon is reported as
being in splendid condition. It was
much . traveled during December, leav
ing a hard-beaten snow and ice path
way,, easy to move over.
SOLD HIS PAPER.!
E. C. Pcitland has. sold his West
Side, at Independence, to I. W. . Craw
ford, an Attorney. 'of Portland. The
new owneris said to he. a practical
GOVERNOR WILL ATTEND
"W. R. " I nsley. 1 president of the Ep
worth League,, of Sunnyside, was great
ly pleased to receive the acceptance of
Governor Geer to participate in the
celebration of the brithdav of Abraham
Lincoln. which wiM take place in that
church on the evening of February
I th." says the lEast Side eorrespondetit
of, the Oregonian, "lid will make the
opening-remarks, and be the honorary
chairman of - the evening. The other
speakers- who have accepted invitations
are fudge M. C. Gcorsrc and Judge A.
II., Tanner. The Mount Tabor Military
band has also accepted an invitation to
be present and give some patriotic se
lections. , This will add very much to
the occasion. There will be other music
interspersed between the addresses. On
former occasions it has been the cus
tom of having one extended address,
but this will' be changed so that there
wiM he several short talks on particluar
phases- of the life of Abraham Lincoln;
including his boyhood, his career as a
lawyer, his administration as president,
arid a present view of Lincoln. It was
thought that a division of the sub
ject in this way would be more inter
esting. s The president of the league
will issue a numlber of; special invita
tions to prominent citizens to sit on the
plat fornix , The chirrch will be appro
I T ff ANY yottng; women
The terrors of menstruation overshadow their whole
lives. How needless this is in most cases is shown, by the
thousands of grateful letters constantly
coming; to Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass.,
from women she has helped, .
1 Miss Joie Saui4 Dover. Mich., writes
as f ollows to Mrs4 Pinkham ?
"I suffered tmtold agbny every
month and could get no relief until I
tried vour medicine ; your. letter of ad
vice and a few bottles of J Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound .haves made me the happiest woman, alive.
I shall bless you as long as I live. i 4 ?1 ? r
mm 1 p v . 1 m
fytii Ml fx v -A Vv
; Pain leaves its mark. Faces become pale and thin. Fea
tures grow sharp and haggard. The stamp of suffering is un
mistakable. Write to Mrs. Pinkham for aid. Her experience
is the widest in the world and her advice is free. j
A ! FOURTH LISTED
NEARLY FIF-rEEar HO'DBED VOTERS
HAVE BEX REGISTERED. v
Some KotArlea nd Magistrate Slow in
) forwmrdlngr Their Report to
'tbe County Clerk.
(From Daily, Jan. 27th.),
The registration of voters in I Marion
county goes merrily on, and up to the
close Of office hours last evening, the
county clerk had entered on his regis
ter 1397 voters, while 97 reports of no
taries and justices'of the pcace-r-regis-trations
of as many voters were on
file to be entered early this morning,
making ' the total registration, reported
up to date, 1495. This number is about
25 per cent of the total vote of Marion
county at the last election. In imany
instances the country magistrates, to
whom " registration books and blanks
have been sent, arc known to have
registered many voters, but thus far
few reports have reached the county
clerk's office of their action. The law
is plain in providing a report "forth
with," which apparently is interpreted
by some of the officers in question as
"any old time." t
Many of the notaries and magistrates
arc well supplied with blanks, County
Clerk Hall having sent sufficient; sta
tionery to those applying to more than
register every voter.. , in the precinct,
there .being now 3500 blanks in' the
hands of notaries and justices through
out the county, yet some of the notar
ies, who have reported less than half
, . . . . r ,. t 1
w imiiiwr ui icSuiiuii ii ""4V" j
they were provided with blanks,- arc 1
tncy . were prov
clamoring for n.orc stationery, and are
very ' vehement in their demands. 4
. Justices of the peace and notaries are
supplied with blanks in many precincts
but in some instances such officials do
no exist, and the result is that; few
voters from those districts register.
Those officers at work now are:
Gates W. T. Clark; Mchama J, M.
Eskcw ; Stayton J. W. Powell ; Sub
limityJohn A. Ditter; Jefferson S.
T. Johnson and T. M. Witten; Turner
F. S. Matteson and W. M. Hilelary;
Brooks E, K. Shaw; Silvertpn . J.
Adams and . R. C Ramsby; Seotts
Mills J. S. Richie and T. E Miles;
Mt. Angel P. W. Mess; Monitor J.
R. White; Woodburn H. T. Ha'yes,
J. M. Poorman, E. P- Morcom and C.
W. Corby; Gervais- Scott Taylor rand
L II. I'oujade; Hubbard I. Isaacs iand
George Coffenbcrry; Aurora II. ? A
Snyder; Buttcvillc E. A. M. Cone;
St. Paul J. F. T. B. Brentanor Aums
ville F. 1 Pound; Howell C .5 A.
R ice J Liberty P. N. LathrOp. '
Those -registering yesterday were:
Aumsville Bouman Bloorc, Joseph !
Darrer. II. A. Keene
Butteille H. L. Bents, P. R. Bur
dick. H. D. Evans, Edward Gibbons,
W. B. llcr, B. Jennings, Charles Mat
thicu. :. : j ?'
Enlewood Dexter Field, A 4 J.
May. Ira T. Moore, C. C. WrorrickJ
BrooksjN. Soron, E. K. Shaw, El
bert Cornett, Bruce R. Jones, W. II.
Kgan, H, Jones, C A.Hoovcn E. W.
Chapman, W. R. Jones, Chas. F. Mum
per, Wm. II. Eitsman. R. W. Nusom,
James Bell, Julius bchomas, Oas. J
Moisan, . A. Aloisan, Ralph
Chavcss, doI V. Kobinson. s
Howell Adolph Molden, G. II. Qt
toway, ' )-
MacIeay-John- F. Short. . '
: Mchama-G. Beringer. W. B. Cox,
.M. L. Eskcw, W. L. Kinsey, Louis
Stot. 4 ; :" - " - ;: -ts .,
Mt.: Angel Henry Smith. , 1. i
Prospect A. F. Hofer Jr Wm.
Richtcr. . - , .t '-''.
Salem No. 1 R. B. Duncan, Mj J.
Petzcl, P. II. Raymond. O. G. Savage.
Salem. No. 2 II. J. Bigger, J. A.
are completely strted for a
MISS KOSA xlELDEX, 120 ; W.
Cleveland Ave., : Canton, O.,
writes: ' -
"Dear Irs. Pinkham
Four,years ago I had almost
given up hope of ever be
ing well again. I was
afflicted 'with those"
dreadful headache spells
which would sometimes
lastthree or four days.
Also had backache, bearing-down
pains, . leucor-
rhcea, dizziness, and terri
ble pains at monthly periods
confining me j to my bed.
After reading so many testi
monials for your medicine, I
concluded to try it. I began
to pick up after taking
the first bottle, and have
continued to gain
rapidly, and now feel
likt: a different woman.
I can recommend Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound in highest terms
to all sick women." ' I
Baker, Wm. England, G. F. Litchfield,
A. D. Palmer. I
Salem No. 4 O- M. Davis W. Ed
wards, O. H. Fay. ;
East Salem D. A. Harris
North Salem S. W. Drake, John
Maurer, J. A. laylor. '
Sidney--S. Z. Culver, W. W. Culver,
i.C Jory, J. J. Jory. James! Jory, t.
A. Alclntyre, C t. Whitcomb.
North Silverton-r-Foleck Girover, J
A. Jennings, T. Markland, J. IT. Tuck
r:St. Paul J. M. Kerr,
Turner Casshts Tanouary.
Woodburn Joseph Xemery, Paul
Sowa. " - i
Yew Park Alders Baldwin. J. L.
gensen, L. H. Phelps, P. M. iPehrson,
Scotts Mills B. S. Dunagan, W. E.
FJesher, Edwin Hobart. A. ;L, Ken-
FADS AND FANCIES OF
-A long list of American women have
become experts in the use of rincs and
pistols. Among them are Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, Mrs. Havemeyer, Mrs.
Seward Webb and Mrs. "Valentine
Mott. All of these women, by diligent
practice of their old fad, have routed
the ancient creed that a bull's eye must
be the size of a barn door in order for
a woman to hit it. . t
' A FINE PRIZE. Mrs, Myra A.
Wiggins, in a recent photographic con
test, has achieved even greater honors
and a unorc substantial nrescint, than
she has ever vet attained. Last year
the Ray. Camera Comhanv of; IRor hest
er. New York, inaugurated .'a, contest,
to which any araatear pliotographcr
was eligible... Each: competitor sent a
dozen negatives taken with a Ray ca n
cra. Entries for the contest, ended
on December 1st. and prizes were
awarded about the, Christmas time
In November. -Mrs. Wiggins; sent a
dozen 4x5 negatives, and was surprized
thousrh elated to be informed last week
...arv . ' 1 v. nau .'vn anaiuvu iiinit jl lrtv"
round trio ticket to the world exposi
tion at Paris. The other prizes wen
captured by Eastern competitors. The
second prize in Class A. consisted of
$100 in gold. In the other classes,
prizes ranged from a $s to a $6o Ray
camera. Mrs. Wiggins has the choice
of the ticket or its eauivalent in money,
but it is probable she will make the
trip. t 1 ;
Euecne Resristcr. 20th :
W. G. Macers. who killed Raymond
Dw Sinks on Scptcmf er -i tfioHI. will be
hanged Friday February 2d. The. rope
and other Daraohernalia ued .1 in. the
hanging of Branton in Eugene last
spring has been sentjor and forwarded,
and wili do its duty in winding Up the
career of Magers- .'The victim seems
resigned to mis fate.
Pedee Hem in Independence, Enterr
prise: One of our citi7r refused k
W head for ms entire flock f sheep
and another: refused $t.W ncr Hi cad for
last sprirrg lamJis. Frank 41i3!iam paid
5-5-50 per head or "W head of sheep, and
Toe Brown sold 50 head of -goats, for
$5 each, r - .
Independence West Side: ,
About 60 Wooded sheep" arrived here
his week from. Canada via the Great
Northern Railroad, for Tohn Stumo. of
Monmouth. Mr. Theilson. of Rick-
real, received X2. 3
CLOSE TO ANNEXATION.
Globe-Democrat: vi i
An immense new. iron plant in New
foundland is to be financed by a Bos
ton company, and the big new eleva
tors t -Montreal by- a Buffalo j compa
ny. Meantime the rural population of
the Province of Quebec continues- to
migrate to the Unked Sutes.! While
tjiis is, not annexation, it points that
Mi ay. . ,. i
A BIO llkM
China CaSIe Company Has Asked
fcr Heavy Damages w ;
fOR 'INJIRY TO ITS MANILA LINE
May Similar BUU Comlar la m ResoU
of lb Spmilth Mr-Th Hit- .
. . ! ter Before Con(ivu.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. The
ereatcr oortion of the session of the i
. - . . ...... ..1 -1
house, today, was aeyotea 10 euiogrcs
on the life and public services of the
late Vice President Garret A. Hobart.
A bill to authorize the ' secretary of
state to Day the Australasia and China
Telegraph Company the amount of cx-j
pense incurred in repairing the Ma-nila-Hong-Kong
cable, cut by Admiral
Dewey, during the war with Spain, pro
voked considerable opposition. This
was the first bill carrying an apprcH
priation ! to indemnify the company
for the property destroyed during the
Spanish war. . , ;
Mahon took the position that it was
not liable for loss, due to " interruption
of the cable, but qnlv, for the actual ex
pense .of repai?i,ng . te cable. Ray, oj
New York, said there were thousands
of : claims pending and he thought it
would establish a dangerous precedent
to "pay one which the attorney general
had reported against. 11 it t, chairman
of: the foreign affairs committee
thought the. bill should be amended sol
as ; to state .specifically that, the claim;
was an act of grace. Ray pointed oulj
that, since American occupation of. thej
Phillipines, the cabl &, company had don
more business in a Single year than it
would have done in twenty had the
war not, occurred. He thought therj
was no equity in the claim. No action
was taken on the bill.
THE CANAL BILL.
Washington. Jan. 26.- The house
committee on interstate and, foreigii
commerce today reconsidered the Nic
araguan canal bill, which had been ret
ported with an appropriation of $i40,f
000,060, and changed the appropriation
section so as to make $10,000,000 avail
able, with authority to contract for- thk
entire excavation and completion oif
the canal at a total cost not exceeding
$140,000,000. " j
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT j
Washington, Jan. .26. The question
of establishing . a department of the
government to be known as the depart
ment of commerce, with a cabinet otric
cr at its head, has been discussed ait
considerable length by the senate comj
mittee on commerce. The discussion
was based upon a very complete report
on f the subject prepared by Senator
It is proposed to. include in the new
department a bureau of manufactures,
and to transfer from the treasury dej
partment the lifesaving. lighthouse,
marine, hospital and steamboat inspec
tion service, the bureaus of navigation.
immigration, statistics and. coast and
geodetic surveys; to transfer fittim the
interior department the commissioji of
railway, the census office and the geo
detic survey and from the state depart
ment the bureau of foreign commerce.
The department of labor and the fish
commisison are also placed
NEW BUSINESS LIGHT.
MANUFACTURERS FIND LITTLE
TIf A TAT.' 1VT .VMI I TI, IT-t-
Woolen Factories Open the Season
With Enormous Tr.d:f-Fail
urcs of the Past Wdck.
NEW YORK, Jan. 26. R. G. Duji
& Co.'s Review of Trade tomo.rroW
will say: ,
No news is always good iews. New
business lor the manufacturers this
year has been light in some branches,
and much below the production of laist
month. It ris, perhaps, too often for
gotten that the industries start this
year with larger contracts ahead than
ever before, and when half the work of
the whole year . has been drdcrcd in
advance; ther cannot continue quite
the same activrty in. new-buiing. The
woolen manufacturer has, jiist opened
a new season with the largest transac
tions ever known in a single week, jit
is said, but in most otherj lines tjie
contracts previously booked would
make a similar activity impossible.
Yet there is seen enough of jhesitatidn,
caused by advanced prijes.l to make
the inactivity trying. The distribution
,to consumers throughout the -country
is rapid and large, especially in the
quarters where it has been, feared that
the retailers were overburying so that
there is tsrong confidence in the fu
tv.reL ' v j
The failures for the week have been
2jr in the United States agairist 22A last
year, and thirty-eight - in Canada as
against thirty-three last yean
:; on Native soil. .
Washington Volunteers Will Be Buried
".i ' - at Home.: - - i
Olympia, Wash., -Jan. 26. Adjutant
General Fox has telegraphed the oiiar-
termastcr at San Francisco, asking in
structions as to the state's duty in re
gard to the burial .of the remains Nf
Washington volunteers, who lost their
lives in the Philippines. It is prob
ablel the bodies .will be turned over to
the nearest relatives, and if there is
any I case where such request is' not
made, the remains will be buried in
the i military cemetery at one of the
unuea states torts in this sute.
I SPOKANE MAILS.
j Washington!, Jan. 26. Superintend
ent White, of the railway mail service.
said ; today that the United States oflic- j
ials. when t6cy learned of the oreval.
ence of smallpox at Snokanc had di
rected that ill mail leaving that place
shouldS be disinfected, but .as j the dis
ease has nojt appeared between Spo
kane and thej Canadian, border it is not
deemed if cesary to fumigate the mail
after it leave the infected city. Ij was :
also dircctedf that any mail, which may j
have left Spokane 'for-British Cjolum- !
bia.. ' which isj suspected ot being) infect- j
ed,shall be 1 returned, to Spokaifn for !
fumig.-tiioii ' The potstoflWtr olTicials j
here are' of j the pinion that, if the ''
British Columbia officials desire to
have the mails 'disinfected at the Lor- :
der,. Ahey shpuld attend to . that duty 1
themselves. A11 mail in question is
addressed tor rcsfdenti of British Co
lumbia, and isome of it ' originated in
Canada. It pas been, the custom of
this government to disinfect mails from
infected countries as soon as they cross
our border, t . Mji . -
THEl DEAD ALIVE
Th(, Chica Trunk Mystery of Four
Years : Ago - Is Resurrected.
Toledo, , OV Jan. 26. The mystery
of the life or death of Oliver Pike, and
the Chicago trunk tragedy of four years
ago, is cleared away " in 1 one detail, at
least, by the! appearance of Pike at
his home in Delta, where he lias , been
received by his mother and other, rel
atives.' The tody ' found in the trunk
in the Chicago depot, four years ago,, '
was identified by Mrs. Fikc as her son. .
and also by 01 hers, and was turncd.ovcr
td Mrs. Pike for burial at her home in
Delta. .-. I --'.
PiV,e disappeared from the state of
Washington insane asylum, where he
was employed as an attendant, and
could not bt located. Pike declares!
that he knbs nothing of the trunk
mystery, and savs his disappearance
was due to personal reasons. :
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CHINA IS PLEASED.
Commercial Ihtcrests Satisfied with the
Americans in Manila.
Chicago, Jain. '26. Gorge II. Med
hurst, a prordinent merchant of Hong
Kong,' while in Chicago tday, on his
way to London, said: ; V'
ine commercial 'interests 01 nong
Kong look wttli favor on the- Ameri
can rule of the Philippines. In the
past it has been the misfortune of these
islands to have been most wretchedly
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tions which have obtained there; have
tended to check progress .on the part
of the people and the development of
the undoubtedly great" natural resources
of those islands. Under the rule of
iHie mil n t rv ' nl! ftiriCA mnfrlil-frinc
be changed, the resources (of the islands,
w.ill be. developed, business will expand
greatly and the policy of i this country
will make them inviting helds tor coin- :
mercial-venture and cntcrprise.7.
"The ' business interests of I Hong
Kong will' unquestionably be benefit
ted by these changed conditions and
in other ways- we hail the advent of the
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MUROEROliS FIEND HUNG
FROM A. PRISON.
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He Is Secured by, a Mob and Hanged
to a Telegraph Pole Killed -a
DENVER, Col., Jan. 26. A special
to the News, from Canon City, Colo.,
Thomas Reynolds, a convict, who,
with three others, escaped ' from the
jn.iiuciiu.il y auer iiiurucring lNrgui.
Captain Wm. C. Rooney, was captured
tonight, near Florence, and brought
to the latter place in a wagon, where,
he was taken from the officers by a
mob and "lianged to' a telegraph pole.
Reynolds and Wagner, with -Antone
Woode and Kid i Wallace, made their"
escape from the penitentiary last Mon
day night. Elaborate plans had been
made for a general delivery pi prison
ers, but it was frustrated bythe action,
of one of the guards, whosuCcecdcd in
giving the, alarm. Night Captain
wucjr wavfeiaooca 10 acatn, anc two
other guards had - been overpowered
and bound, when the alarm was given
and the four Convicts made a hasty
escape without liberating ! their fellow
prjsoners. Reynolds is. understood to
be the man who stablcd Captain
Rooney, while Wagner was holding the
officer. ' i :
FIVE WERE KILLED.
. Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Tan, 26. Five men
were killed and eiarht badlv iniurcd as
a result of a runaway train and the ex
plosion of dvnamite. that! followed, on
the. Central railroad of New Jersey, at
Ashley near here. Ther I accident was
due to a long train of freieht cars run
ning away and crushing into a locomo
tive near the roundhouse. Thc .shock
expjoded So boxes ,of dvnamite in one
of the cars. i
Frankfort. Kr.. Jan. 26. The politi
cal situation was quiet this norning and
the people of the capital awoke with a
sense of relief." The resolutions adopt
ed by the armed visitors in front of the
capitol yesterday will tic offered to both
houses of the legislature today. '.
' BURNED TO DEATH.
Wallace. Idaho. Tart. 26. A', fire at
Gem this morning destroyed the restau
rant adjoining the post-office. The 2-year-old
son- of A. -Magnuson. pro
prietor of the restaurant, was burned
to dcatlv The property loss was about
$200, with no insurance.
The Dayton flour mill is now run
ning on an order for 500 .barrels of flour
to be shipped to Japan. . .
FEW TAXES PAID. Sheriff F. W.
Durbin said yesterday that very few
persons had appeared in his office since
January 1st, to pay taxes. The la:t
receipt, issued by the sheriff for taxes
received, was ; dated. January 15th, and
was for $7.35.