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SALEM, OREGON, KVCIKDAY, JANUARY 20, 1010.
ful in Last
MORE THAN 300 JLLED
General Led a Detachment of His
Men That Captured the Govern
ment Bnttcry That Wns the Key
stone of the Defense.
Bluefields, Nic., Jan. 29. Gen
eral Chamorre, the most trusted and
'efficient lieutenant of the revolution
ary commander, General Estrada,
lies seriously wounded in a hospital
at the front according to despatches
brought hero today. Chamorre per
sonally led the attack upon the gov
ernment position near Acoyapa dur
ing tho bloody battle of January 25,
in which each side lost more than
300 men killed or wounded.
A battery at. the center of tho Ma
driz line apparently was tho key
stone of tho government troops' de
fense. It was manned, according to
the insurgents, by Englishmen.
Knowing that his success in the
engagement depended upon the si
lencing of these guns, the general
led a detachment of his men upon it
in the face of a withering fire. He
was wounded twice, but did not re
tiro until his task had been accom
plished. The capture of the battery
turned tho tide in favor of the insurgents.
SALEM S BUSIEST
Is hero all tho time with the right goods at tho right prices. We
have bargains now to offer you all over this big store that will con
vince you that tho Chicago Store is tho best place In Salem to
buy your dry goods. Wo aro busy every day because wo give the
$15.00 Suits ivow only 4.05
$18.00 Suits now only $7.50
$25.00 Suits now only $0.00
Higher priced Salts cut down
the saino way
Half Price and Less
Is the way we are selling suits
nnd coats now at tho Chicago
Store Al.l this season's best
styles, handsomely trimmed
and tailored; long coats and
plaited skirt; colors blaok,
navy, tan, gray, reseda and
mannish effects. If you want
gonuine bargains in ladles'
suits and coats, eome to the
SALEM, OREGON ;;
The Store That Saves You Money ;;
WANTED BADLY IN
After listening to tho ovldonce
submitted in the case of W. W. Todd,
whose oxtrnditlon Is asked for by the
authorities of North Dakota, Gover
nor Benson yesterday afternoon took
tlio nn5ft innler .idvisement. and will
1 probably render a decision oMnday
I Todd is wanted by the authorities
!at Wellston, North Dakota, on the
j charge of forgery, and also on the
i further charge of obtaining money
11 n tier false nrotenses. His extradi
i - "
tion was asked for some time ago, but
tho governor did not consider the ev
idence sufficient, and it was denied.
Considerable more evidence has now
been secured and Deputy Sheriff E.
B. Olson is confident that it will now
be granted, and that he will be able
to take his man back for trial.
The charge o fforgery is alleged to
consist in the forging of relinquish
ment for a tract of land.
SAN FRANCISCO RAISES
$!500,000 FOR SUFFERERS.
San Francisco, Jan. 29. More
than. $300,000 has been raised in
San Francisco for the benefit of
those made, destitute by the floods
that are sweeping Paris, according
to an announcement today by tho
committee in charge of the lists.
Former Mayor Edward R. Taylor,
with a gift of $100 was the first sub
COMET "A 1010" WAS
VISIBLE HERE LAST NIGHT
Salem people were able to take u
peek at the comet last night be
tween the hours of 6 and S o'clock.
The traveling illuminator showed in
the southwest, the ball- being the
first distinguishable part of It. Lat
er, however, the long bright tail
came in sight and showed bright for
several hours. Should the sky clear
this evening, the comet can be seen
Hon. A. C. Libby has been elected
for third time Master of Morning
Star Grange. Linn county business
council meets at Tangent Saturday,
Fob. 5. f.''
65c Rough Silks, yd. .35c
75c Pongee Silks, yd 49c
75o Crystal Messaline
Silks, Aard . 49c
85c Black Taffeta, Silk,
$r,45'yard wide black
Taffeta Silk, yard 98c
39c Wash India Silk, all
colors, yard 25c
The above are only a few of
tho wonderful assortment of
silks we carry in this store.
Beautiful spring silks now on
sale at vory low prices. Buy
your silks here. It will pay
orr r til i r-
doc ranama woo uress
Goods, all colors, yd 33c
75c Wool Dress Goods,
$1,00 Wool Dress Goods,
The dross goods we offer you
at theso low prices are all
1910 newest fabrics, f priced
away down for quick selling.
Best Apron' Gingham,
FOR PRESIDENT IN 1912
Wants Independent League and
to Form a Coalition and Ri;n
I UNITED I'KESS LEASED W1R1S.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 29.
Theodore Roosevelt as a candidate
for president in 1912, through a
coalition of the forces led by Win.
It. Hearst, the Independent League
and the disgruntled insurgent Re
publicans is th(e boom started hero
today by Thomas L. HIsgen, who
wns the Hearst nomlneo for presi
dent in 1908.
Hlsgon said that tho Hearst forces
and the Independence League 'has no
chance of success when in the field
nlone. Ho added that tho Insur
gents under LaFollette, Dolllver,
Cummins and Murdock would face
a like condition should they attempt
Religious Strife Between Mo
hammedans and Parsee
united rncss leased wino.
St, Petersburg, Jan. 29. Follow
ing reports that 1,200 persons have
been killed in a religious Avar be
tween Mohammedans and Parsee
sun worshippers, reinforcements aro
leaving today, for Bokhara in Turke
stan to join Russian troops In an
endeavor to suppress the conflicts, .
Tho Russian commander reports
that the situation is beyond control,
and urges the rushing of additional
troops to tho province of Bokhara.
He declares that, the fanatical war
has spread through apportion of Af
ghanstan and is reported to be rag
ing in northern Indln.
Already the people of Turkestan
are becoming restive ovier reports of
massacres and looting. Civil war is
threatened to the northward of Bo
khara through Turkestan by the dis
missal of the prime minister, who
was suspected of Instigating tho con
lllct. Dismissal of tho official how
ever, has failed to check tho war.
May Involve Two Nations.
Tho foreign office refuses to dis
cuss the plans of Russia In connec
tion with the movoment of troops to
tho Indian frontier. It is known
that there may be grave questions
behind the quasi rovolt, which mny
bring Russia and England face to
fact with a problem, neither nation
la ready to solvo at present that of
political cantrol of swaports on the
Tho holy war Is along tho now
Russian railroad that Is seeking an
outlet on the Indian ocean through
Turkestani Afghanistan and Baluch
istan. The road is partially com
pleted through tho territory now
ravaged by tho Mohammedan and
sun worshippers. It Is an easy mat
tor for Russia to place large number
of troops in tho troubled country on
It Is known hero howovor, that
England Is keeping a jiwilous oyo on
tho progress of tho railroad and It
Is a serious question in tho minds of
dlplimats horo as to whothor Eng
land may not protest against largo
bodies of Russian troops bolng
massed so iuar her frontiers In In
dia. Tlrte United States National Bunk
has commenced action in tho circuit
court against Llllonthal Brothers.
Tho suit is brought for tho purpose
of collecting $2,640.25 which it is
alleged that tho plaintiff paid to
Dorcas Brothers, agonts for the de
fendants, in the month of Novom
her; and also U collect the sum of
$622.36 which it is allagod was
natd to the stuns firm and which the
defendants agreed to pay. A Judg
ment is asked for both of those
amount nnd also lntenest and dis
bursement depended In bringing tho
Sues to Itecorer Damages.
A suit whs also commonaed this'
morning in the circuit court by D. ,
M. Dryden against Kornok & Ken
wll. The plaintiff in this case al
leges that he was tho owner of a
stallion and that in the month of
November employed the defendants
to nerform a surgical operation up
on like horse. It Is alleged that in
performing the operation that the
defendants used chloroform and
that as a result of it the horse died
V 1 ii JiCiiK-ii t for damages amounting
to $3,000 Is asked for.
the Disgruntled Republicans
Roosevelt for President.
to fight the regular Republican
nominee single handed. Hlsgon also
declared that Colonel Roosovelt,
popular as he Is with the people of
the country, would make but little
headway against tho power that
would bo opposed to him.
Hisgen, speaking for tho Indopon
donco League, declared that tho or
ganization leans to Roosevolt and
wants him as tho leader in 1912.
Ho expressed confidence that tho In
surgent Republicans with their
largo following would join In Roose
velt's support nnd that tho coalition
would carry enough votes to defeat
both the Regular Republican and
tho Democratic candidates.
Defense for Binger Hermann
Will Start in Earnest Mon
UNITED lT.nRB LB A BED WIIU3.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 29. Tho pre
seutntlon of testimony ,by the do-
tonso in tan uinger-iiermann trim
will start in earnest Monday morn
ing. Prosecutor F. J. Henoy rested
tho case for tho government late
yesterday after reading tho disputed
por&jpn of . the McQeo testimony
from tho Washington trial.
Attorney Worthlngton objected to
this testimony bolng put In, con
tending that It did not have any
thing to do with tho Blue Mountain
conspiracy. Judgo Wolvicrton held
that tho testimony wont to show tho
knowledge of Hermann of tho fraud
ulent practices obtaining In tho
creation of reserves and in tho use
of school land.
Colonel Worthlngton at onco bo
gan the presentation of tho defense
by reading a numbor of documents
and annual reports made by Her
maun while ho was commissioner of
the general land office.
Clergy to Organize for Better
Laws and Better Law En
forcement. Albany, Ore., Jan. 28. Albany's
college tonight will have Its local or
atorical tryout. Tho winner of to
night's contest wll lroprosont tho lo
cal collogo in tho annual state con
tost of Oregon colleges.
A musical program, which is as fol
lows will bo rendered at tonight's
Instrumental solo, Miss Vera Tay
Vocal solo, Miss Ethol Clover.
Vocal duot, Miss Smith and Miss
Vocal solo, MIsa Miriam Bradloy.
The clergy of Albany have Just
publlshod that from all tho pulpits of
tho dtfforont churches on Sunday
next nnnouncomonts will bo mado
calling a rally to bo hold on Tuosdny,
February s. Tho rally will bo hold
for tho purposo of forming a plan for
better laws and hotter law enforce
Conger Seen on Brown's Inland.
According to Yon Cum, a Chinese
gardener on Brown's iBlnnd, a huge
cougar is making his homo nonr hli
ranch. He states that tho boast linn
been seen on sovanil occasions and
oxpreswre it as his bollof that It
klllod nnd carried off a flno dog
which bolonsod to him. lie has re
quested O. Nitelands and Ed. Pugh
to visit ms plHco nnd take up a hunt
against tho animal and in compll.
ance with his roquoet they will loavo
for the Island tomorrow.
Frank IJ. Holzholmer, deputy
prosecuting attorney of Seattle, is
preparing to defend himself from a
charge of having recelvod a bribe.
Holxheimor is charged with accept
ing $1,000 from-a Los Angolas auto
mobile dealer for waiving his ex.
tradition from Los Angela to Seat
Loch Lomond, in Scotland, Is froz
en over for the first time since 1892.
It Is expected that the announce
ment wfll be made from Ohloago
today that Colonel Swope. the Kan
sas City millionaire who recently
died under peculiar circumstance,
MAKE NEW RATE ON
ONIONS AND POTATOES
Tho State Railroad Commission
has issued an order against tho
Southern Pacific Railroad Company,
with relation to its charges for tho
transportation of potatoes and onions
and it will go into effect 20 dnys af
ter Its service.
Tho commission some tlmo ago, on
Its own motion, mado an investigation
of tho charges mado by tho road on
theso products, and found It to bo
charging an oxhorbltnnt rato from
street, East Portland, and also In cor-'
pany to charge tho samo rato as mat
nlWn rrri Y mmlM 111 I
WILL GIVE BENEFIT FOR
RELIEF OF PARISIANS.
cnitkd rimsa leased wirb.
New York, Jan. 29. rFor tho re
lief of tho flood stricken Paris suf
ferers, the Metropolitan and Man
hattan and Manhattan Opora house.
will glvo boneflt performances on
February G and 7. Tho perform
ances, which will bo given under tho
temporary management of Mary
Garden, woro proposed by tho mem
bers of tho companies thomsolves.
Information of tho plans was tel
egraphed to Ambassador Jusaorand
of Franco today. Ho immediately
replied with an expression of thanks
and gratitude on behalf of tho peo
ple of his country.
The oporas that will bo sung have
not yet been announced.
UNTIL FEBRUARY 5.
Tho Stato Board of Agrlculturo
mot yestorday afternoon at tho
stato h'ouso and all the members
woro In attendance savo J. H. Booth
of Eugene, who was unable to bo
present as lite had to attend tho fu
neral of his brother who recently
Socrotary Welsh submitted his re
port nnd practically all of tho ses
sion was devoted to Its reading nnd
consideration an upon Its acceptance
tho board adjourned until February
5. An effort will bo mado at that
session to hnvo a comploto attond
anco as at that tlmo tho board will
elect Its officers for the coming year.
For overy winter for many yoara
.Tako Beckley has acted as assistant
starter for raco tracks all over tho
land and for an old timer ho is still
vory spry. Bockly Is growing old
and If thoro Is anything that brings
horror to his mind it is tho thought
of old age.
Police Looking for Peddler of
Dried Meats Who Gives
A clover schomor Is working tho
short-weight scalo ruckot in this
city, and the police warn pooplo to
bo careful when purchasing drlod
moats of peddlers. Tho swindler nr
rlvod horo yoHtorday by horse and
buggy. C. Y. Royal, roaidlng north
of this city, was tho first victim. The
peddler offered for sale hams,
siiouldors and sido moat, and when
Mr. Royal made a purchaso, he
found later that tho plooo of moat
was 10 pounds short of tho peddler's
weight. He (notified tho police at
ones, nnd tho meat seller is bolng
Tho scnlos with which tho moat Is
weighed are provided with ft change
able plute on which the numbers are
printed nnd when holding them In a
certain manner the pinto can be eith
er raised or lowered, to suit tho pedi
dler'a price. A grQcaryman on East
Suite street reported to mo pouoo
this morning that a peddler had tolo-
phoned to the Union Must Company,
In Portland, to iend him up another
conalgmaent of meat, as the goods
were going like hot cakes lu Salem.
Ml. . . ...... ii irn Dnln.n . . I Fl fl ! rl . I
roated two men who woro woajclng'
the same deal, but, after being bound
over, they left the ojty.
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BUILD CANAL TO OAltltY OFF
FLOOD WATHHS AND SLJAfK
f UN1THD r-BflSH LHANED WIIIB.1
Paris, Jan. 28. The authorities
today are considering a plan for the
oonstruoUon of a great horse shoe
shaped canal to carry qft the Hood
water and slime that covers the, in
undated sections of Paris. The can
al would be permanent in character,
and would serve as a safeguard
again further fioodlngs.
If tlto canal is constructed, the
work of draining the streets will bo
First Of a Series Of Get-i0-
gether Meetings a Great
NEXT MEETING FEBRUARY 5
Prof. O. E. Bradley, of tho Oregon
Agricultural College, Delivered
an Address on the Subject "Soil
and Soil Fertility," While Prof.
Newell Talks on ,4Trce Culture."
Tho first of a series of "Get-Together
Meetings," which hnvo been
arranged for by tho Salem Fruit
Union during tho winter and spring,
was hold at tho hoadquartors of tho
union this aftornoon, and it proved
ono of 'tho most interesting, instruc
tive and successful sessions ovor hold
by .that body.
Tho meeting, which was exception
ally well attended, convoned about
1:30 o'clock and lasted during the
greater portion of tho afternoon.
Tho management of tho union had ar
ranged for two speakers for tho ses
slop Prof. C. E. Bradloy, of tha
Oregon Agricultural Collogo, or uor-
vallls, and Prof. Nowoll, of tho Stato
"Soil and Soil Fertility."
Professor Bradloy took for hl8 sub
ject tho topic "Soil and Soil Fortui
ty," and delivered a vory lntoiostlng
and Instructive address, and was giv
en throughout It tho closest atten
tion of tho audience. Tho glit'bt hi
address was" that tho fatmorn nnd
fruit growers should do something
for tho conservation of tho chemical
t'lfcinonts of tho soil which urn voiy
vnluablo for plant foods. Ho espec
ially Impressed upon them tho val
uo of conserving nitrogen and statod
that this could bo best accomplished
by tho planting of clovor crops or
crops of red clovor, voatoh and alfal
fa, which nro a few of tho plants
which procuro thoir nltrogon from
tho air, and whon plowed under loavo
tho nitrogen In various compounds
In the ground.
Ho pointed out that whilo tho old
er communitios nro expending largo
BiimB of money In putting now plant
foods Into tho soil, by tho administra
tion of potassium, phosphorous, lime
and nltrogon, tho groat Northwest
country Is still using tho nativo plant
foods lu tho soils, and has not yet
felt the necessity of feeding tho soli
"Tree Culturo" was tho subject'
takon by Prof. Nowoll for his address
and ho handled It In u mastorful
manner. Ho Impressed upon tho fruit
growers the necessity, If good results
are to bo obtained, of caring for their'
troow, and dwolt at longth upon tho-'
host methods of raising troes and
mothods to bo used in their protection
against disease and lnsocts, During
tho course of his address ho answered
a numbor of Interrogatories. IJ .
also wns glvon tho best of ntlontlon
by his nudlonce, and his remarks
woro thoroughly appreciated.
Objects of the Meetings.
Meotlngs similar In character to
tho ono hold this aftornoon will bo
hold every Suturday afternoon at
tho houdquurtors of tho union durln
tho romalndor of tho winter urn
spring. Tho management was excep
tionally ploasod with tho attendance
and success of tho ouo hold today.
and It Is confident that thoso to bo
hold horoaftor will bo oven moro
successful, and that they will result
In doing a vast amount of good. Tho'
objocts of tho meetings aro to bring
the fruit growors of Salem and tho
surrounding country closor togothur;
to fostor nnd develop tho fruit indus
try, which Is how ono of tlio great
assets of the country surrounding
Snlpm, by croatlng interest In it and
by importing Information with rela
tion to It, through lectures dollrorod
by men versed In thoir stibjocta, and
arrangements will bo Hi ado to have
from ono to two lecturers uddroeu
The union has had a very prosper
ous year, nnd It Is malting axtenalvo
preparations for tho futuro, and It Is
prodlatod that the coming year will
bo one of great prosperity nnd ad
wuicamont In bo frul Industry
GOVERNS nBNT IS ASKED TO
EXPLAIN itUASPN WJIY.
UHITEO VRKHS LEASED WIIU3.J
Minneapolis, Jan. 29.- Seeking to
learn why the government bos failed
to take up the boycott against the
Standard Oil company, that was
rooommended by Secretary Dickin
son, of the war department, tho ox
leoutlve committee of the Independ
ent Petroleum Makers Association of
America, is preparing today to ask
for a congressional investigation In
to the inattor.