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VOL. 49. NO. 1.
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2S, 1000.
SECOND SECTION EIGHT PAGES
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' : J - I ' f i " .-. ..,
Democrats to Hold National Con
.. ventlon In Kansas City
BEGINNING ON NATION'S BIRTHDAY
Gorman Favored a Late Meeting:
Tbe Party la Good Condition
for the Campaign.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22-The next
national democratic convention will be
Jifkl at; Kansas City, July 4th. This
was. the 'decision of the democratic na
tional committee which met here today.
The Tpte was: Kansas City 40; Mil
waukee 9. The vote on the date of
holding the convention was; In fayor
July 4th, 27; Jone 14th 21 votes; May
9th, one vote. - I U r
-T'ie speech, which Jwid a great deal
of influence in fixing the date, was
made b ; ex-Senator Gorman, ire said
that four! years ago it tnwg'ht have been
If r Mi "1 1-1 nil 1 r v ri f i t r ipr a
the party then took a new position, one
which drove ! many leaders out of the
party or into temporary retirement. The
organization therrjwent into the hand
id ab!e mep, many1 of whoirt haJ
not been active in the control of party
affair. It took them some time ; to
organize. NV,v there was a Rood or
,ga nidation. The party in power should
be aUowed to hold its convention, and
an indictment of that party cotiM be
made' as it w-:fs made in lUnes jpas.t.
Chairman 'Jones wts authorized to
apoi:it a . subcommittee of seven?, to
make arrangements for the convention.
A call issued by committee say S:
"Each' state is entitled to representa
tion in the convention.-equal to double
the number of its senators and repre
sentatives, in conjrrcss, and each terri
tory, .Alaska Indian Territory and Dis
trict Columbia, shall have six delegates.
All democratic and conservative reform
citizens of the United States, irrespec
tive of past! political associations and
differences. -who can unite with us in
an effort for a pure, .economical ami
constitutional government ami who fav
or the republic and oppose the empire,
arc corda'aHy invited to join us, by
. sciiding delegates to the convention."
Portland. Feb. 22- The state popu
list committee met in this city today,
and decided to Jiold a state convention
tn INfrtlandJ April 12th, the same date
on which the republican arid demo
cratic state I conventions will meet in
this city. The majority of the populist
If you want a bargain come and see our reduced prices on these
lines. MEN'S LONG RUBBER COOTS, all sizes, reduced to close
out Call andjsec our new lino of SPRING, SHIRTS, they're beauties.
L Wc iiavelthe best line of MEN'S WORK GLOVES you'll find,
Tho goods aro(rifiht The prices arc right. ' ;
Men's $3.50 Enamel shoes for $2.00
Men's $voo Calf Goodyear welt, lor 52
Men's Water Proof seal shoes for 52.
l . ! ' 1 '-
committee la voreT! ' f u si o n wltti the
democrat! at the coming state election.
The apportionment lor delegates is, one
delegate at large and one for every 130
votes cast for King for - governor in
British Gorntwent Purchase 'the
Cargo offcihe Seized! Vessel.
Wa-shmg'ton, Febi. 22. United Started
Cunsiil Slfcvwe. at Cn-n lVwn. ine-
jdate of itoday, cables the state depart
.......... -i .'
'"'Aiahona loofxHiflF f rtrf rpleprt
The igavermrtnt buys. Have Torf-
signors tena invoices, .
The Steamer MaehVtnia. .was seized
with breadtuffs. supposed; 'to. be con
signed Ao the Bocis. The owners of
he cargo are iatisfi-i, as che price o?
has greatly rrsen -since ithe seizure.
; THE ANTIS -MEET.
Philadelphia. Feb. 22. The "Eastern
conference" of the anti-imperialists be
gan here today; The conference is said,
by its promoters, to be another step in
the movement to bring the war in the
Philippines to an end Ex-Senator
Edmunds is honorary preskknt. The
principal speaker of the occassien will
be Hon. Carl Schurz. ' " i
Washington. Feb, 32. 'Representa
tive Whcelock, of Kentucky, today in
troduced a resolution, instructing the
coh'-nittee on foreign affairs to invejti
gatc the truth or .falsity of the charges,
made by Charles E. Maortrm. late con
sul of the United States -at "Pretoria,
that hisjoflicial or personal rnail was
opened.read, suppressed or ; detained
by the censor cf the British government.
BUBONIC PLAGUE. '
San Francisco. Feb. 22. The steam
er 'America Maru. from Honolulu,
brings advices that the black mlague hs
broken out in other cities of the Hawai
ian group. Seven cases are roported
at Kahului. and one at Hilo. The sit
uation at Honolulu is better.! No new
cases have developed.
Washington. Feb. 22. General John"
McNuta, of CbicPigo, -well known
ihroughfout tle WtWt bocar'rse of his
ideaiHifVcation wth the receivership of
'ro,i!roads and otther greaft corpoatioas,
klied 'tiddenly here tor;gKt of alngina
pectoris, aged -about 60 years.
W'ailvinirton- Feb, 22. The senate
conn-ittee on commerce today agreed
nn all the amendments to be made to
the shipping .bill. 1 :
Indianapolis, Feb., 22 Jesse Over
street, author of the house financial
bill, was renominated for congress from
the seventh district, by the republican
convention, this afternoon. ,
Lord Roberts Army Sarroands
General Cronje's forces. T
BOERS IN A HOPEUSS POSITION
An Uueonditioual Surrender Demand
ed and Kefascd A Galling !
Bine and Artillery Duel. I
LONDON, Feb. 23. (Frida.y, 4 a.
m-)- General Crorrje i- seemingly
making his lacs stand. He is dying
hard, hemmed in by British infantry.
and with -shells from sixty guns falling
into his camp. On the third day of the
'ght the Boer chief asked for an arm
istice to, bury hi dead.
"Fighfc to a finish or surrender ifa-
condhionally," was Lord Kitcheners
reply. General Cronje immediately
sent back wod thati.'hfs request for a
truce had been mi-sunderstood. ami
that his determination then, as 'before,
was tq fight 'to the' death. T!ie battle
Iwont on. This -wass tlie situation of
'General Cronje Tuesday evening, as
sketched in ttte scanty telegrams tht
Ijave , emerged from tne smi-silcnce
of South Africa. t
OfficiaSlv. Lord Roberts wires' that
he has scattered the aavarrce command
ens of the ireinfqivenients? that were
striving to, reach General Cronje. It
is regarded as 'singular that Lord Rob
erts, wiring Wedne.-day, should not
mention the apeaa tfor are armistice
'made on. the previous day, and also
tuia the war office shouid withhold the
good newis, if it has ojiy. 1 i
Without trjing to reconcile even the
acalrity materia",s' at hand, it seen
plafYi that General Cronje is irr a, bad,
and even in a desperate, situation, and
that the British are pressing Ulieir aJ-
Cronje proceedis, there is a, race for
iconceuttration fljctween the Boers am
Briti-h. The engagement with Gen
eral iGronjc's Sooo to 8000 e'rttrenched
fmert is likely to hecome an incident in
the ibattle "between the .masses, bepafc
ate iztffinoris of the) Boer , pow"cr ire
rapidly drawin-g together to attack
Lord KObcrfs. Wail "oeneral Lranie
Jbe able; to hold out -until the Bor
masses appear, or, if the does, will they
then be able tc "succor him? The
British are (facing the Boers on, ground
where the arms, tactics a'nd training of
the Briti&h are expected to give'them
General Bnllcr, according to a dis-
patch from Ghevtlcy, dated Wed ncs-
Kiy finds the Bors in the position
north of the I ugela largely rcinlorced.
The war office for fhe first twne has
given out an official compilation of th:
Brni'sh losses. Ine total is 11,2.0 to
February 17th. This does not include,
therefore, Lord Roberis recemt loss
es. The war offi'c has issued the fol
lowing from Lord Robert'-.:
"Paardeberg. Teb. 22. Metlwcn re
ports from Kifmfbcrley that supplies 0
food and forage are. being pushed on
a last as possibne. There will te
enough coal to start .the Re, Beers
rhine ini ten days. By this means
threat mi-scry wi'l be aSleviaVcd. The
hospital arrangement's there are1 rc
'parteil perfect. . He hopes Prieska
and the adjoining country "will soon
BOERS MUST FIGHT.
Cape Town. 'Feb. 22. (Morn in g).
fin reply to' General Cronje's request
for ai armistice rrf 24 hours., to allow
'him to bwry hrs dead, Iord Roberts
told the Boer commander that he
'nru.: fight to a ficish or surrender
hinconditionally." General Cronje's
position is reported hrreless. the
tBritish have occupied' Barklcy Wes-t.
FIGHT IN DETAIL.
London. Feb. 23. The Daily News
h'as the sol lowing 'dispatch from Mod
eler River, dated Wednesday, February
"The Boer Iforces ttnder General
Cronje are estimated at 8000 men. At
i2 o'clock he a?ked an armistice oi 24
hours "'iwhich was refused. Later lir
tent a messengeT Ito ssty thaT he wouia
sTtrrender. The British general sertt
.reply f teihng him tri come into camp.
(Gro.nje refused, saying there had been
ta. miMndersta-nding, and that he woald
fitfht to the death. The libmbardment
wrf-s then reopened, and ouir lydllte
fhci set fire to 4he Hoer .wagons.
'VVe conttnt'exf shell mg the saaiger an
through "the night, and in the morn-'ng
? resumed with Maxin and rifles.
nrincipaTy rcm the 'north side.
"On Sunday there wa much waste
of life m attacking. iid the sane re
suk will he achieved without iL Pris
oners say that General Crosijct mafch-
led rom "Magersfonteirt here wnnout
'orft-spanrMng, a distance of thirty
three miles. Had he succeeded in es-i-inir.ff
if twnuld h.-fve leerk one of the
jhnest perform.rtccs in the armals of
1 A TERR IF fC BATTLE.
Paardtersr Driit. Ora-ngc Free
State. Tucwiav. Feb. zx- General
Cronje's magnifkent night macr-h from
f -lr-refnr-f fin nrww SWieari l.kelf to
ertd irf di sister. The main, body of
th P.ners is rncUosd in a. teTTitwe death
trap. The enemy are Riding in the bel
oi'kbe ilodder river, commanded by
British artillery are enclosed on the
ea-it arid fwe&t ty the Britkh rinfantry.
Sunday wftnefscd a gaUarrt jftand-oiv
tne part 00 yma retneaimg ioe- akcu
c4-nd jharassed, ihey still fnain?ta;ned a
boid iront. ine wnole line .was or
dered to envekA the Boers. whoSined
both banks .crt hi?' river. ; Firing soon
became heavy. Tbe Boer, hcldinjr a
)splendid postuon,- covered the left of
trm Hignland brigade, whict advanced
partly tt tne rtver bed and paiftly in
"the open, while the 'rest of the brigade
lwth other regiments, s-wqng around
the woiH oS tne iligmamt Uriga le on
the level jTourad, expos-ed to a; terr.bic
fire; which oWiged Vhs nien tto' lie upon
the, ground aCl ikry. ' ,
Tlirough 'the dreaiful heat and ter-
rib!c thurtler storm our men hung to
the position answering the Boer fire
ami sdiootitng steadily. . n Ithe mean
while the rest ofl'-he iniatry cohrplet-
-! the enveloping movement, the
'Welsh T; regiment having suocecded in
Securing tho drift (forxl), thirs closing
inUhe Isoeis yiho had fouglit fairough
out with trplensdid courage. 1 !
Toward evening tlic; ba'rttery on the
saut.li side ove.ied- co-opera' ring with
the battery on tbe siorth. and a won
AlerTuI sigKt followed. The'hcSls Jeir
w2i ainazing precision! along "4he
river btid, opposite the Jaagcr, which'
.was slrcllcd thoroughly, gaflimg every
thing it containe-a. One shell set fire
to tbe a.minnmition waeons. wihiclif
hurned BicairSy !! Way. "The glare was
visible at a corfsid-rabla distance far
into -the igl. Tli e (scene ttoward"
nigWdfall Jwc lerribV picturesque, with
th-e blazing wagons, rearing artillerv
and crackling fire.
LAW SCHOOL DEDICATED.
CHINEsb MINISTER. AS ORA
TOR TALKS OF PHILIPPINES.
Local Requirements .and Conditions
ShouM lie Studied by Statesman
V Cf- Schurnwnn Talks.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Feb- 22
Tiic exercises, attending the dedication
of the new law school of the Univer
sity of Pennsvlvania. were " continued
today at the Academy of Music, in con-
lunction with the regular Y aslwnjcton s
Birthnay ceremonies of the university.
The irincipal guest of honor and the
oiator.of the day was Wu Ting 1'ang,
the Chinese minister, who was on the
programl to. deliver an address on "Pro
per Relations of the United States to
the Orient. Regarding thekovern
ment of the Philippines, he said:
"The policy of wise statesman would
be, not to enact Jaws for the -newly
acquired possessions without thorough
ly studying fhe local requirements and
peculiar circumstances, or to extend
the laws oi" the mother country might
be tmsuitcd to the conditions of the
! AMERICAN POLICY.
Chicago, Feb. 22. Dr. Jacob G.
Schurmann. president of Cornell. Uni
versity, spoke under the auspices of the
union League Ciuu. at the Aud;tortu n.
this afternoon, on expansion. He de
clared that the true policy of the 'United
States ky in holding the islands, and
following out the policy of expansion,
which had been opened before were.
Garden City. L. I., Feb. 2I C. A.
Painter, of Pittslmrg-. won the amateur
trap-shooting championship of Amcrica.
todav. with ninty-four birds killed, and
six 01 rus nnsscu. ,
1 You may 1 ot be thirsty but you'll
i awful dry if you invest in one of our
!,Duck Brand Mackintoshes at
1 ' .- . 1 '
I SALE PRICE
: I 7 - - -
A $1500 MACKINTOSH FOR $10.00
A $10.00 MACKINTOSH FOR $ 6.67
A $ Coo MACKINTOSH FOR $ 400
A $ 5-t MACKINTOSH FOR $ 3.
A $ 300 MACKINTOSH FOR
CAPES AND JACKETS
If w have your; size you can surely
get a bargairr in this line, our sytc a
; good, qualities the best and prices the
.'".'. ,;' lowest. . : ''Yv-V ..''- -
A $2000 CAPE OR TACKF.T $1334
A $iSJ CAPE OR JACKET $1000
A $i2roo CPE OR JACKET $ 800
A $ 6.00 CAPE OR? JACKET $ 4-00
A $400 CAPE OR JACKET $ 2X7
will Be wr usx menuoa t im
Jacieu aotf Mxkiaxoiheu Take
tagz f the pfertaeity.
Discuss the Puerto Rican Tariff
i Bill In ConQress.
CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION RAISED
A Republican Member from ifagga
ctansetti Opposes the Measure
Grosvenor Defends It.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The de
bate onj the Puerto Rican tariff bill
brought oue several notable speeches in
the house today, including one by Rep
resentative Grosvcnor, of Ohio, who
answered a number of questions a-s to
the attitude of the president; another
by Reprcscntatavc McCall, of Mal
chasctt, a repuWican menvber of the
ways arid means committee, who dis
sented from the majority report, and
Representative. 'Moody,- another Massa
chusetts repifblicah, who sharply criti
cized the positki' of liiis' colleague.
McCIcllan, of New York, and Brantley,
of Georgia, also spoke against the bill,
and Parker, of New Jersey ,in'f .upport of
it. The debate was cotitinued at thel
right session. .
McCall said that he regretted great
ly : that he cculd not agree with his
colleagues as to the pending bill, but
he was: conipclled to dissent because
it involved nothing less than the pro
position that congress, in dealing with
the territories of the United States, had
absolute power, unfettered by any lim
itations of the constitution. ohn Mar
shall, as Lgrcat a jurut as ever sat upuu
the'bench, declared Loughborough
vs. Blake, that the rule of uniformity in
the imposition of duties extended to the
territories. A tlwrkl of a century after
the Loughborough-Blakt cae. the su
preme court again, when California be
came a territory, depided that tiic rule
of unifo-rnwty wouldfipply to it.
"If congress is not bound by these
limitations against tltxing uneqiuilly, it
is nut bound by any limitation, upon
its power, ia the constitution-" said Me
Call. THE CLARK CASE.' . ,
Washington, Ve.2Z.-C. W- 1 Clark,
son cf Senator Clark, of Montana, told
I the senate committee on elections to
i day. that he had an independent income
'of $250,000 year, tfind that he was in
business ifor himself. He denied in de
tail the assertions of such witnesses as
Whiteside. Hewitt. State Scnr.tor Myers
and others. Clark jsubrfsittcd what he
said was a detailed statement of his
receipts and expenditures for poetical
purposes, during the Montana cam
paign. Tiic aggregate footed up $ri8,
Aumsville, Feb. j2l. The little cold
snap we experienced last week did no
perceivable daiii:tgerto fruit Vr grain in
this vicinity. j
Speer: Bros. general merchandise
store is now runninK in lutl blast. Suc
cess to the enterprise.
Wc need a creamery and one hundred
enterprising - families to settle in this
vicinity. '' ' ;.
Wclb Snyder is the gentlemanly
clerk who now waits on the customers
at C. "F, Hcins store. Webb'sl many
friends wish him success- in- his new
lield J labor.
V. II. I Read, mail clerk running be
tween i Portland and Seattle, ppent a
few days near here this week 'yinting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. K.Read.
M r. Ryan, of Salem, was
days ago with a hack load ot immi
grants, who are looking over the coun
try with !a view of locating and making
Oregon jt heir future Jiome.
-The funeral of Mrs Latourell. which
took place here on, Tuesday, was largely
attended nothwithManding the inclem
ent weadicr. , i. Roberts, preached
the funeral discourse, r
THE' FINANCIAL BILL.
Washington, Feb. 22. When the re
publican conferees of the two houcs
of congress on the currency bill ad
journed tonight. "their work had been
practically completed. There were vtiil
some slight differences in the ''phrase
ology, . . I '
D E MA XT) AN INDEMNIT V.
Washington, Feb. 22. .United- States
Min r-Hetr 'ferry, lIoiulur;w'v, ha bvctd
intructcil t. demand, indemnify from
the Honditran government.' for. tlie kill
ing ;of a- young " American, f named
Ptarse, a year agx..
A IrLAIN (STATEMENT. '
St. Louis. Feb. 22. Ljman J. Gage,
secretary of the treasury, whr taxi ived
here tinlay, said of the case f ex-Con-sul
Macrunt and his charged against
the English government. , "The fed
ministration tlwnks of Macrutn lexa.-tly
what every reasonable nun mujt think
that he is an ass."
tARlY COUNTY CONVENTIONS.
Are Urged by County Clerk Hall, in
" Order to Create Interest and '
T .fiiitsp He .Tistratirm.
The registration of voters, in 'jthc of
fice of County Clerk W. W. I la l. con
tinues. , and tip to last evening about
3000 names had been enteretl pn the
register.; There arc very few citizens
presenting themselves fr registration,
but are j promptly listed, the county
clerk having evinced ino disposition t
be technical, and all who can show u
ritrht to ' vote arc registercd. (Many
have presented themselves, who.'lhotigh
born n! aforeign country, have 'no 11a
tiTralirntionp;itcrs. tlveir parents (having
taken these retrre tne younger genera
lion grew up. These are registered. s
ali rat ion ',bf their parents.
The voters are ciiining in slow, and
although nearly fine half of the time,
has passed, when registration's should
be 'made, considerable less than half of
the voters have thus fnr registered. Mr.
Hall fears that tliis will be the ease un
til after the primaries nd .conventions.,
when he hopes to see more interest
manifested -among the voters.! and a
larse registration is expected j to re
sult: 1- '!;'. 1 ' ': -.
Some of the country trotnrics public
and justices ,'of the peace have drawn
the line very close on foreign ..born
citizens.' even where they proved their
citizenship by the fact tint tluy had
secured iKfinestends from the federal
govc rii.inent. v.'hieh can only be done by
proving citizenship, and County Clerk
I fall has instr:ctcd these officers as to
what proofs are sufficient to entitle
voters to register.
Made from fabrics
of Tested Worth
' In contrasty designs perscribed by
fasliion for Spring wear i now at your
diTio9al in our '
BLUE SERGES .' '
CASSI MERES. ETC.i
$13.50 to $20 a Suit
We also show a very extensive line
of the -more moderate iriccl gools.
Business and Working &uits.
$7.50 to $12.50 a Suit
TOP COATS FOREMEN
SfmetTKng very dressy in
. TAN COVERTS AND OXFORD
GREYS. . . j
$12.00 $15.00 . $18.00