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FRIDAY EÝENflsTG.
LAST EEar.1
TOPEIT, A, UANSAS., JANUARY 4, 1901.
FRIDAY EVE.NING.
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SIZI111:L3 INS CarENCEI
TI us FLIFEELIEll,
HARRIS AND HAAIER
Lyon County Representatives
Lead the Rush.
At Noon Senator Baker Gives
Out Statement.
TO BE NO DARK HORSE
Opposition Realizes That
Nothin,g Can Be Done.
Burton's :Mal- Be On lv Name
Before Legislature.
"After mature investigation I
am satisfied that I can not be
elected. To those of my friends
who have stood by me I am under
deep and lasting obligations."
LUclaN BAKER.
J. R. Burton will be the next United
States senator, and will be formally
chosen at the. appointed time on Jan
uary by the legislature of Kansas, to
succeed Lucien Baker.
This was settled by the formal with
drawal of -Mr. Baker as a candidate at
noon today. Late -,Ýesterday afternoon
and last night it was more than appar
ent that Mr. Baker was weak and Mr.
Ilurton was strong. The enthusiasm
nbout the Burton headquarters was as
-pronounced as the lack of it about the
3-taker centers.
There is no talk of a dark horse and
the Baker supporters generally have to
day gone over to air. Burton.
The rush for the Burton band wagon
started this morning at 10 o'clock. All
morning- the crowd in the lobby of the
Copeland and in the halls leading to the
headquarters of the senatorial aspirants
surged back and forth. The button
holing was going on merrily and there
seemed to be no change.
A majority of the members here last
rig-lit were for Burton as they had been
since last Monday when theY began to
arrive in TOpf4; a. The 'grand change
came this morning- about la o'clock when
tho L2,-on county representatives.Charles
Harris and It. M. Barrier, declared their
intention to support Burton. There was
a great commotion when it was learned
that the Lyon count3t members had
made a formal declaration in favor of
Burton and other doubtful members be
gan to fall in line.
It was g-enerally understood that
"Major Hood was for Baker but this
morning he went back to Emporia con
inted that Baker's case was hopeless
rind that Burton would win. The Lyon
county men declared that they had zit
last arrived at the conclusion that the
proper thing to do was to support Bur
ton,. The declaration of Harris and liamer
was followed closely by that of J. B.
Adams of Butler, Slawson of Crawford,
Watkins of Ben.), Crum of Anderson
and Lynn. Miller, Staverly and Heber
of Osage. L. V. MeKee of Marshall,
and It. W. :Manta of Washington. Some
of these men were claimed by the Bur
ton Inanagers but they had not openly
declared th,-mselves. The only man who
did nat have hia mind made up one way
or the othsr at 11 o'clock was Senator
Porter of Crawford.. lie still maintain
ed that: he was unable to decide who
would be the best man to support. Aft,a-
the announcfment by Mr. Baker that
he was out of the 1-ace the Baker men
had nothing to do but aither say they
would support Burton or keep quiet.
Nt) DAVZI-; HORSE.
The daik horse talk which has been
priaautent aispo,aol of by the action
of Senator Baker, it coneeded by tile
Bz.Caer men that the Burton meat have
won and that J. Burton will succeed
Tancien Paker as senator. It would be
impossibie to bring out a dark. hot-se
11, NV with any chance cf success.
Before the rush began this morning
Burton managers figured that they
tad flirty-one votEsitt-orn members who
2:.a,! been or NiN.,,q'e in the city. They also
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figured twenty-seven more who had
given their word that they would vote
for Burton. Their claims have proved
to be practically correct.
Frank BrOWn said this afternoon after
the statement bad been given out bv
Senator Laker: "We had between 45 and
50 votes for Baker which we could count
upon as sure, and we figured that we
had an equal chance to catch the votes
which were undecided. The move of the
men front Lyon county this morning
started tile thing going the other way
and we could not possibly hope to get
any of the doubtful votes after that." In
response to the question. "What Will be
the next move?" he said that the state
ment was all there. was to give nut.
Senator Baker refused to be inter
viewed. Ile said the statement he had
givt n out covered everything be had to
say in regard to the matter.
.BUI1TON IS GRATEFUL. '
Mr. Burton at first refused to talk for
publication. but after he had, been told
that Mr. Baker had withdrawn he said:
"You may say that I ant very grateful
to the Republicans or Kansas for the
great kindness they have shown me.
Fip-ther than that I Wilt not talk for
publication "
Mr. Burton's rooms were crowded
J. R. Burton, Next United
with men who were anxious to shake
his hand and congratulate him. For an
hour after it became known that Baker
had given up the fight the Burton men
sat and stood in the rooms and told bow
they had WCin the fight.
FIGHTING AGAINST FATE.
It was evident to the Baker men last
night that they could not swing the
doubtful members into line anti they
,had very little to say about the situa
tion. This morning when the Lyon
county members gave it out that they
wouid vote for Burton, E. Lambert
said that he thought that their decision
virtually settled the matter, for the,
Lyon county members were about the
oniy ores which were claitned for Baker
in the Fourth district.
The general opinion of the members
who are here is that it is a good thh-.g
for the state and the legislature that the,
senatorial contest has been settled with
out a light. If it had gone on and re
sulted in a. long drawn battle the busi
ness of the legislature weuld have been
greatly delayed. The matter Will not
IIOA- enter into any of the appointment,.
of committees or in any other political
jugglery which always occurs when a
senatorial election is before the legisla
ture. With the settlement of the senatorial
matter, the speakership contest ended
and the re-election of the present state
printer assured. harmony is present in
large quantities and' the legislature is
ready to actually legislate. It is to be
hoped that Wi Sti0111 will prevail and the
state be truly benefited by the laws
which her solons Will now proceed to en
act. MR. BAKER LEAVES.
Senator Baker left this afternoon on
the Irnion Pacific train for Leaven
worth. Before going- he told a friend
that the contest had been a fair one,
and that it had gone against him, with
out leaving' a sore spot. The Baker
men W110 had been in the lobby at the
hotel all the morning have disappeared,
Eitid it is impossible to find one of them.
'Those who -were seen this noon said that
they wore satisfied that the contest had
ended in such a peaeeful manner. There
was no evidence of any soreness, and
they all seemed to be as happy as a man
can be who' has supported the losing
candidate.
Representatives Harris and Hamer,
of 1,3-on county, are credited with start
ing the landslide. and they are being
asked all setts cf questions as to -why
they made their decision when they did.
Their answer is that they thought it
v-as The thing to do, and that is about
all they will say.
Tht- Burton managers knew that the
Evon connty men could start the ball,
and yesterday evening and this morn
ing the Burton workers were after thern
hard. They held out longer than the
Burton men thought they would, but the
IlloVe seems to, have been made at the
right time, as far as Burton's inter
e5t's were concernecl.
It was the Lyon county Teen tvlio
changed the course of events she years
Leo by starting- the hoom for Baker
when it seemed that Burton 'was snre
tO Win. 7BilrtOti tIOW (-)NSt both his
former defeat and his aesured euccess
today to that county.
J. R. 'Burton has won his long contin
ued ard persistent VLITIVASSi for the office
c)f Frited States senator from this state.
It remains only for the legislature to
formally elect and give effect to w-hat
today ,.became a foregone conclusion.
Mr. Burton possesses in a remark
able degree a, number of elements which
have conttibuted to his success. His
1:relit-idea attention for many years has
been givereto the pursuit of this office. ,
Defeat has in no way discouraged or
disconcerted him. Six years ago in the
.1.-',epublican caucus he came withia a
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vote of securing the nomination which
finally went to the man whom he will
now succeed. Immediately after' this de
feat of six years since Mr. Burton hope,.
fully took up the gauge of battle with
his eye intent as ever upon victory.
He has shown no resentments. Those
who have opposed him most strongly
must admit this. Mr. Burton has been
uniformly courteous to and considerate
of some of his bitterest political enemies.
The remarkable control be has over his
temper and disposition is shown by Ids
success in keeping out of his carapaign
bitterness and revenge.
Politicians with less provocation and
with less control of themselves would
have failed to display Mr. Burton's
serenity and faith in the final outconte,
in the face of defeats and disasters,
W hich have today proven themselves to
have been but temporary.
There is no disputing- the fact that
Mr. Burton has made several wonderful
state campaigns since he was defeated
by the legislature in 1895. He has lhe
Qualities of a good "mixer," and has
td'oght his friends and supportuDrs the
great necessity Qf harmony. His policy
ha-F, been one of sweetness. Vinegar
has never been one of his political sup
piles. He has been as industrious as a
bee, and has manufactured and dis
t osecl of during the past ten years a
States Senator From Kansas.
large amount of the product which
COITICS. from the hive.
Be has been a resident of Abilene for
more than ei,ghteen years, and while
nominally a practitioner of the law he
has been a practical politician during
that Hine. He served three times in
the state legislature, but Is best known
as a candidate for the 'United States
senate.
He was World's fair commissioner at
Chicago in 1S53. Ile is one of the bezt
orators the state has produced and has
delivered many notable addresses in
eastern cities as well as in his home
state.
He is a shining example of persisten
cy, patience and pursuit, and bas im
bued his workers with the confidence
and faith he bas possessed in his own
ultimate triumph.
Ia his high position he will have the
great opportunity to honor himself and
his state and to prove that his career ir
the 'United States senate will be all tha,t
his most sanguine friends have main
tained, and develop nothing that his
warmest opponents have predicted.
11 NEVI FACTORY.
Plant to Employ 30 Men Located
in Topeka.
The wheels of progress still continue
to revolve in Topeka,. The latest indus
try to be added to that already growing
list is a plant for the manufacture of
lightning:rods, static machines and por
table X-ray machines.
Mr. T. Townsend. of the firm of
TOWnSerld & Dooley. of Des Moines,
Iowa, is in the city and is looking over
the ground to select a location for the
factory. Air. Townsend has telegraphed
to his parAler and he is expected in this
ci! tomorrow.
The Townsend & Dooley company will
follow the same policy and will haVe a
plant similar to that of Dodd & Strauth
ers in Des Moines. The proposed fac
tory Will employ about ,30 men.
The, members of this firm have be-en
loobing--over the situation in sever:II
cities in this vicinity and through the
induen,e of the Commercial club-of this
city they have been induced to locate
here. One reason for this ki the fa-,t
th9t nownere else in this state are the
railroad faciiities so good.
Their portable X-ray machine is a
new invention and there is EL growing
demand for it. It is a small machine
ani may be,readily folded up into a
compact bundle and carried In a buggy
by the doctors having use for it.
RACERS FOR ENGLAND.
Corrigan Will Ship Twelve Fast
Horses on Saturday.
New York. ' Jan. 4.Edward Corrigan
will ship twelve head of race horses to
Eng 'land on the steamship Minneapolis,
sailing from here Saturday. Of the ICA
0,ight are unnamed 2-year-olds, Mr. Cor
rigan preferring to pick names for them
in England rather than run the risk of
selecting' those already nuse. Accone
panying these -2-year-olds are Corsinne,
Sardine and two other 3-year-olds.
When this shipment arrives at New
market Mr. Corrigan's stable will number
twenty-seven head.
Sued For $15,000.
In a contract case, Nathan Trarvey and
Jonas Harvey have sued S. B. Rohrer fur
tiainies amounting to Si5,1:q.9.
EEEP1110 .
TEE CRORY
Boers Are Traversing Cape Col
ony in Parallel Columns
Carrying Off Everything Britis.h
in Their ay.
CAPE TOWN MAIMED.
Leading Citizens Enrolling in as
Town Guard.
Inhabitants of Bechuanaland
Rebel and Join Boers.
Cape Town, Jan. 4.7--The militant au
thorities are preparing for all contin
genclis. It has been xlecided to transfer
the Boer prisoners from the camps to
transports. - Farme coming in from
Carnavon describe ti3e Boers as travel
ing in parallel 'Co turnns with numerous
flanking parties sWeeping the country
on horses, plundering loyalists and car
rying off everything eatable. It ap
pears that they arc, accompanied by
strings of 'pack horses lightly loaded.
Colesberg 'telegraphs that Kritzinger's
commando Is crossing the Aliddleberg
district, but is getting few if any re
cruits. Here in Cape Town such business men.
as are unable to leave are organizing a
town guard composed of the leading
-
citizens, -
The commercial companies have asked
the mayor to call a mass meeting to
urge the government to suppress dis
loyal newspapers and to proclaim mar
tial law.
The battleship Monarch,British, today
landed men and guns to relieve the
troops for service northward. It is be
lieved that the guns will be sent.pp the
country.
Five hundred citizens enlister today,
the enrollment being active. it is hoped
that the drst batch of mounted MErt
will leave within three days for Worces
ter. They are to hold the passes of the
Hex river mountains and to protect the
railway tunnel. The organization is
rough and ready 8.nd not troubled much
with drill or special uniform. Horses
are scarce.
Six thousand five hundred South
African irregulars have been recruited
during the last eight weeks.
The Boers in the Transvaal have been
exceedingly active ,for the last week or
so, daily attacking- trains, convoys and
isolated posts. In most instances they
have been repulsed, and the railays are
now 'working more regularly.
A commando is supposed to be in the
mountains dividing Middleburg and
Graaf Renet, but, can not be exactly lo
cated. The invaders in the west, who
are expected at Frazerburg today, have
altered their course, and are now moving
in the direction of Williston to the north
west. The British have occupied
Frazerburg. The Boers in Bechuana
land have been again joined by the in
habitants who once before rebelled.
Commandoes are reported to be at
Blikfontein, Boetsap and Daniels Kieul.
Their objective seems to be Griquatown
which is occupied by the British.
BOERS ARE DETERMINED.
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Have Over 16,000 Active Men in the
Field to Oppose England.
New York. Jan. 4.Charles D. Pierce,
consul general of the Orang-e Free State
in New York, and treasurer of the Boer
relief fund in America, bas given out
the following statement:
"The news coming to us every da,y,
both by'public and private cable, shows
the reported conquest of the Boers to
be a delusion.
"There are under arms on the Boer
side over 16,000 hardy, deterntined, in
vincible patriots, of which 5,000 are now
invading, Cape COlOrly, against the 210,-
000 troops landed from Great Britain
and her dependencies. -
"The British invaders have lost over
45 per cent. of that force. The Boers'
total losses in killed and dying from
wounds have not exceeded 1.500, but
their 10S3 in property and the impover
ishment of the people is very great.
"Part of the Boers are arme0 with
Mausers, using a plain bullet, but many
have Bee-Metford rifles, which use the
dum-dum bullets, and all of the latter
were captured from the Englishthey
bear the arrow mark of Woolwich."
PLACE FOR BLISS.
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Made Chairman of Republican Sound
Money Association.
New York, Jan. 4.Cornelius N. Bliss
has been selected to succeed the late W
1. Strong as chairman of the Business
Mens Republican and Sound Money asso
ciation, at a meeting held at the Fifth
Avenue hotel. This organization, which
was. formed in 18943, has heretofore taken
no part except in presidential political
contests. It has now decided to take an
active part in state and local campaigns.
With this idea in view, a committee was
appointed last, night to secure articles of
incorporation.
Washington to Get Replica.
Chicag-o, Jan. 4.Washington is to get
the American replica of the Lafayette
monument erected in Paris with the
contributions of American school chil
dren. This was decided on at a meet
ing of the Lafayette memorial commis
sion held here today. From the reports
of the officers of the commission it was
found that after meeting- the expense of
the Paris monument there was a largo
surplus in the fund, and the monument
in -Washington was suggested as a most
appropriate use of this surplus.
To Fight Rubber Trust.
Chicago., Jan. 4.A rubber manufac
turing company with a capital of $1,000.-
000 will be established in. Chicago to
tight the rubber trust. according to At
torney Milton J. Foreman. Mr. Foreman
says the companies to be taken in Will
be the Western Rubber Shoe compan7
and its directors and backers are half
dozFrl practical shoe rnen in Chleago
and New York. He says that $1,0o0,000
the company's full capital stock is now
on deposit in a- Chicago bank.
V'eather Indications.
Chicago. Jan 4Forecast for Kansas:
Part1:6,- cloudy tonight and Saturday
with possibly snow in - v.-est - portion;
coicier toni4ht; northeny winds.
IIUNTIN.G COMBINES.
Senator Harris Offers a Searching Re
solution tan Senate. - -
Washington, Jan. 4.Senator Harris
has introduced a resolution in the sen
ate, directing the interstate commerce
commission to investigate whether
"there now exists any association or as
sociations of railway companies, formed
for the purpose of controlling and re
straining competition of transportation
rates of traffic over lines from points be
tween the Mississippi river and the
Rocky Mountains which operate simi
larly to the association known as the
Transmissouri Railway associat,fort that
WaS declared by the supreme court of
the -United States to be an unlawful
combination and in violation of the
anti-law trust law."
The commission is to report to the
senate.
DEATH OF VIALDERSEE.
It Is Reported at Both Paris
and Berlin but Unconfirmed.
Paris, Jan. 4.--Le Journal reports un
der reserve the death of Count von Wal
dersee, the tumor being that he was
killed by an officer of the aired troops,
the circumstances rot heing related.
It is said that the rurnor is current in
Berlin, wnere it is not COnfirLled.
BErlin, Jan. 4.---With reference to the
report that Count von Waliersee has
been killed by an officer of the allied
troops it is semi-officially declared that
a rumor to that effect has been current
for a week past, but the government has
no corroboration of it. Count von Wal
dersee reviewed the British soldiers
January J.
INSANE ACCOUNTS CIIECKED
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State Will Not Pay Unless Patients
1Nere Refused Admission
State Auditor Cole and Dr. T. C. Did
dle of the Topeka asylum are checking
the accounts with the counties of the
state for the care and keeping- of the
destitute insane who were refused ad
mission to the state asylums owing to
the lack of room. The officers find that
a number of persons adjudged insane
years ago suffered only ternporarily;that
they have regained their minds and are
under the care of friends who refuse to
permit them to enter the asylums v.-hen
orders are made for such admissions.
Others have been taken from the state
asylums by their friends and the coun
ties are now paying for their keeping
and these counties are asking the state
to reimburse them. This class of claims
will not be allowed according- to the
state auditor because they have never
been refused admission on account of
lack of room.
A GIRL KIDNAPED.
Prominent New York Man's
Daughter Missing.
New York, Jan. 4.William Radford,
a real estate dealer of prominence, re
ported at the bureau of information early
this morning that he had reason to be
lieve that his 16-year-old daughter, Mary,
may have been kidnaped. The girl was
slightly ill and was to have met her
father at noon yesterday at the Sixth
avenue elevated railroad station at Thirty-third
street. He was to have accom
panied her to his physicians. She did not
keep the appointment. He waited for
three hours vainly and then went home.
There he was told that Mary had left
the house In time to keep the appointment
at noon and that nothing more was known
of her.
STRIKERS WIN.
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Operators of Coal Mines at Pictou
Orent a Virage Increase.
Halifax, N. S., Jan. 4,--The colliers
strike in Pictou has collapsed by the un
conditional surrender of the operators to
the demand for a 12 per cent increase in
wages The strike lasted three days.
Had the owners not given in, the 1,200
miners of Spring Hill would have ceased
work today and gone out with their
Pictou brethren.
Accordingly the coal mine managers
of the province met and reached a de
cision to grant the demands of the men.
A PENSION COMMISSIONER.
Governor Stanley Will Not Recom
mend One For Kansas:
Governor Stanley will not recommend
the plan suggested by some of the old
soldiers. which was to have the position
of pension commissioner created in order
that he might look after tbe pension mat
ters of the old soldiers of Kansas.
The old soldiers are somewha,t divided
on the question. many of them favoring
it and a, number opposing it on the
ground that the place might fall into the
hands of someone who makes a business
of gaining a living from the old soldiers.
As there is not a unanimous opinion in
the matter the governor has dropped the
matter.
Stanley Stokes Dead
Denver, Col., Jan.4Stanley S. Stokes,
one of the most widely known nev,-spapermen
in Colorado. (lied last evening at
his home at '2245 Julian street, after a
lingering illness, chronic stomach trot'.
ble, being the chief ailment. Mr. Stokes
was born at Cayuga, N. Y., 52 years
ago. He came to Colorado in 1872 and
since 1S81 has been connected with the
newspapers of Denver. Ho leaves a win
and one child four years of age. Air
Stokes had acted as assistant secretary
of the senate of several legislattires pre
ceding the present one.
Revell Case Retried.
The divorce case of B. T. neve Ile
against Ada J. Bevel le was tried in the
district court. The case was tried dur
ing the September term and Bevel le was
giNen a. decree of divorce. After that
Mrs. Bevel le applied for a rehearmg
which was gramted. The court has not
yet decided case. Mrs. Dere lie lives
in Emporia.
Receiver For Ding ley Mills.
PhiladelPhia, Jan. 4.--The - Ding ley
Woolen Mills company, an extensive
manufacturing concern has gone int,)
the hands of a receiver. The affairs of
the company 1.,,,,ere involved with those
of George Campbell, who failed recent
ly and it was found necessary to ask for
the appointment of a receiver and Jas.
Pollock was named. He is also receiv
er for Mr. Campbell. Owing to the fail
ure of the mills, a bid which had been
made for a contract for the government
blankets amounting to about $50,0e0 will
be- withdrawn.
faM1.00 DEAD.
President Wheeler of the Uni
versity of California
Claims to Have Reliable In
forntation of the Fact.
THROUGH -NATIVE BOYS
Says the Leader Ilas Been Dead
Six Weeks.
News Itas Been Kept a Secret
by Ilis Followers.-
New Tork, Jan. 4.Benjamin Ide
Wheeler, president of the ITniversity of
California, who is nOW staying at the
Waldorf Astoria hotel,'has received in
formation from secret sources In ttea
Philippines to the effect that Aguinaldo
is dead and that his death occurred no
less than slx weeks ago. The news has
been kept secret by Aguinaido's follow
ers, it is said, for the purpose of pro
longring the rebellion, since it was be
lievcd that the news of the chief's death
would cause such discouragement and
alarm that an utter capitulation would
result.
President Wheeler obtained this news
through several Filipino children who
bave bee,n placed in his care by their
parents.Two are the SOTIS of Buencamina
a wealthy citizen of Manila, who, befoie
the ad'vent of the Americans in the
Philippines had been an active leader cf
rebellion against the Spanish. President
Wheeler also has in his charge the
chiidren of Midel, the governor of 'Min
danao and several other bo7,'s, whose ,
patents are of the v,ealthy class. In ,
speaking of the reported death of the ,
chief insurrectionist, Presioent Wheeler
said:
"These boys of mine, as I may call
them, receive frequent communications
from their parents and friends at home.
The information which was obtained
concerning' the death of Aguinaldo,
understand, came from secret and trust
worthy sources and LS probably trueThe
father of two of-these boys is Buencam
ino, a wealthy citizen of Manila, who
before the Americans came was most
active in the rebellion against Spain.
understand he was a close friend of
Aguinaldo and has kept in touch with
that remarkable personage even after
Buencamino himself took a neutral.
stand. Buencamino, however, did not
take a firm stand on the side of Ameri
ca, until recently.
"These Filipino lads," continued Pres
ident Wheeler, "are bright fellows and
most quick to learn. However, I can not
say tha,t they have the staunchness and
sOlidity of American youth. Before the
flag of this country was raised in the
islands such boys as these would have
been sent to the schools of Spain for
their graduate studies. Now they come
to us. They have already received some
instruction at the hands of the Jesuits
at home. In order to tit them fkr the
university it was necessary to place
them in preparatory schools. Other fam
ilies are also making arrangements by
which their children Will come to our
shores and benefit by our institutions.
Those who can not come are to have
American thought and education car
ried to them. Almost every steamer
v,,hich leaves San Francisco for Manila
carries parties of teachers who are go
ing to posts in Philippine schools.
"The commercial bonds between the
Pacific coast and our Oriental posses
sions are growing stronger and greater
with every month. The people of San
Francisco have begun to think of Manila
as about as near to them as Chicago.
Our transpacific trade, which is assum
ing wonderful proportions, is only an
earnest of the great commerce that will
come to us in after years."
President Wheeler said that the pur
pose of his visit to this city at this
time was to choose an architect for the
new school of mines of the university.
He said that the plans of the university
buildings which are to be ereeted at a
cost of from $8.000,000 to $10.000,000.
through the generosity of Mrs. Phoebe
Hearst, have now been revised and that
great economy has been assured by the
change. The president's house is already
being built. and the school of mines is
to be built as soon as Fin architect is
chosen to perfect the detailed plans.
ROOFS Fill
SnOW Causes Buildings to Col
lapse in California.
Yreka, Cal.,,jan. STIOW storm
has passed all previous records:72 inches
falling since Thursday evening and it is
still snowing furiously. Buildings ara
falling in under the tremendous weight.
North and south bound trains. en
gines and SnOW plows are snowed in at
different places in the country on the
line of the railroad. The Fort Jones and
Etna stage has been out since yester
day morning trying to come a distance
of 18 miles and it is feared that the pas
sengers and driver are helpless in the
Scott valley mountains.
Two hundred and tvventy-five excur
sionists from, this county and as many
more from southern Oregon and other
points are in San Francisco unable to
return on account of the blockade..
FOR -A COALING STit'ION.
-
Rhode Island Senate Cedes Land to
Uncle Sam.
Providence, R. Jan. 4.The senate
has passed an act under title, "An act
to cede jurisdiction. of tracts of land at
Portsmouth Grove, Narragansett bay,
in this.state, to the United States of
America, for use as a coaling station
and for other naval purposes."
This constitutes the formal transfer
by the state of the land picked out by
the Belknap board in 1598 for a coaling
stationfor the national government.
The- naval base is important owing to
its proximity to the Newport station.
Honor For Ambassador White.
Jan. 4.--Ardrew D. White th,
I-n!tod States ambassador hPre.has been
eli,otel a member of tile Letiin aeadetny
of
ELE'CTION TOT,':OEF:OV:.
Socees,.,or to Late IL f'. I
'Will Ile Llecte,I.
Very P?vr people know it bat tlifite
be an elect in Topeka, tomorrow. A
representative is to he elected in
Thirty-eighth district which inclirl,s
Second ward. Oakland arta Ti,111'1'"
There are two canditiat,s, .1.. 1:.
and F. Mr. Betts, the Ritittibit.
can candidate will undoubtedly be
ed for the vote will he very light witit b
is favorable to the 'Republicans.
r. Coiling has is,nied
denying charges to the eftect tbitt I-it
was found in a, joint or was ever tiri.,st
for gambling or that he hns E
himself on the prohibition timistlitc
Chairman Larimer of the Pet
county committee tortay
lowing statement:
"The voters at the spetilal T
be held on tomorrow, I rtait
a. M. Until 6 o'cha.k I,. in. 0,3 tag ,
to register as the "obi fe
last year is the only registration
required. This election is bell a,
cordance will) (governor Stall!, ys rte. -
lamation, and as it occUrs 'r!ii --
day, January 8. net, los registration
required.
"All electors) who rt'STIPti in (i.th.;atel
precinct proper, prior lo the 012T
tiOa Of what iS DOW " ;..ii
precinct' will be allowed to vote at taic
lancl Grove precinct of
ahip."
FILIBUSTERa'
Olmsted's Resolution Oatu,e of
Fight.
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River and Harbor Bill rresente
by Committee.
Washington, Ja
oett.) called the house 'to order today
the absence of Spealrer
was detained at his home by a soNele
cold, which he contracted while in N,'N:
York during the holidays. Inuto
after the approval of the Journal ha."
a dozen members were on their feet d,.-
manding recognitien. t hem vt thf
Mr. Olmsted (Pa.) who )esterday el
ated a stir by offering the ri'i4,iDitOin
instruct the corrunittee on census to in
vestigate the alleged abridgement or tce
right to vote in several southern slit s.
But the speaker pro tem. first reee.-
nized Mr. Laeey Oa.), Willi presented .4
privileged resolution asking- the pro!,,-
dent to return a minor toil w
there was a. clerical error. woo
adopted.
Mr. Burton 00110) presented the !haat
and harbor bill. In order to vicar h-
way for Mr. Olmsted, Mr. Error ).
chairman of the committee on clom
after stating that it was apparent
no c:aim bills could be comodi
day (this being the day set aside unii-r
the rule for their consideration).
unanimous consent to postpone the rc4.-
ular order for today until
Mr. Swanson (Va..) objected, le.
speaker. pro tem. was then about t,
recognize Mr. Olmsted. when Mr. Un
derwood (Ala.) headed him off with the
point of no quorum. Tor) boos,.
counted, but there were only 142 mem
bers in the hall. Under the opera .
the automatic rule. the sideaker
shout to direct a call of the house, V, r,
Mr. Underwood interposed with a roo
tion to adjourn, and the Illitinst.r
on.
The vote was taken by ayes and riot-,
The motion to adjourn was det,iiited
85 to lo3, The speaker pro tem. held tit
the pemling question was the vote
the question of consideratia3 rata- I
against the Olmsted resolution y ,t
day.. During the precious loll-coil.
leaders on both sides had coot'.
and an agreement hail lio)n oi ti
that the resolution shouid
mitted. Pichardrim. the riiiinii
leader, forma lly pi posed t
course he followed. Mr. Hoisted .
plied that he would consider the prep--
sition after the house bad voted to ....
shier the resolution. "1 Duty !
he. "that it Ins,' been my
follow tilt,. rOtiri,t. hy the -
tiernan from Tennessee."
"Why not do so pow and save tintet'''
asked Mr. Iticharelson. Hut Mr. 4 )!rn,,,,
insisted upon a 1.11,011 the on. , t tati
of consideration, and the i'011 NN -
cordingly
IN THE SENATE.
Washington. Jan. 4,Soon after it
senate conVened today, Mr, hý..t
(Mass.) favorably reported from
committee too foreign relations the
lowing resolution, and ashed ter its tint
mediate yonsideration:
-That in the opinion of this body. tt
time has come v.t-hen the prineiple,
affirmed in international tr. , c
central Africa, that native racts sttatt!,I
lee protected against the (lest !I, a
traffic in should be x t.
to all uneivilized petit& s, lei the t
of such laws H11,1
sueh treaties as will crtectually.prcinhd
the salo by the signatoty poy.ets it.
aboriginal tribes and um ivilized
of opium and intoxicating
Mr. Sewell citpresscd a (1,F,i1T,
more light thrown lipon the resithdett.,
but as it was about P) sent to t
calendar the NCW Jersey SC lt,t c;t
he had no wish to delay th, soH!i-o,
and it was adopted,
The resolution
Mr. Pettigrew, caliirg tor
witn tef4,renoe to 111, ,
referred to the Philitiptin
Another of Mr. ItigreiCs rertet!tdea. ,
calling upon the h.ot far trio
as to ihti necessity for ini int
in the army, was reteri'ed to the ,...--
mittee on military affairs,.
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CROKER FAILS TO A l'PLAP
--
Does Not Preas IC3 Appeal From thr3
Income Tax in England.
London. Jan. 4.When the naa...
Ifichard eroker was cal!. d ity ,
of the government board or
Vantage today th(..r,-, N-1:4 n,, -
assidisinent for the top ,
income tax against his trevly ,
hoose anti grounds stands at
original0, set.
Crolaer has artp,al.-.1 from -
sesemedt, saying, his ,
nearly so laige es was le-lievea
board directed tom to attpcat
titaiay and sulanit evideme
come in order that the
hign might be r.doved, tie tt.t.i ,
that tlie figures be set at 1.tei..e.t.
Air. Croke'. loft for the 1ri:,,,r-,
days r Christmas, otostn..! tos
ants leaving no tvoid hat t, tft.
would be. In at at, , -
hail in letting the nititter go
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