VOL. XXXY1II. NO. 1.
WgtttiF$sZmm, I Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1300.
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Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
penings of the Past Week in a
All the ministers at Pekin have
signed the yjint note.
England ia alarmed over the Boer
invasion of Cape Colony.
The smate committee made many
changes in the army bill.
Tne Morans, of Seattle, will not get
the contract for new warship.
Speaker Henderson is opposed to en
largement of the Portland j ostoffice.
The river and harbor bill will not be
made public until after the holidays.
AJartin Stickel, the eelf-conessed
Castle Kock assassin, will be hanged.
A. company has been organized in
Iowa to build a fish cannery in Alaska.
Anna E. Smith, was appointed post
in instress at Camas valley. Or., vice
H. Allison, resigned.
Thomas Parker, a native of England,
was frozen to death near the mouth of
White river, Klondike.
Samples of two dangerous connteifeit
silver coins have been obtained fiom
Portland and Sopkane.
A collision occurred on the Sumpter
Baker City road in which two locomo
tives were slightly damaged.
Memorial sen-ices were held at the
Oregon university in honor of ' Henry
Yillard, one of the college's greatest
It is announced ti.at the total tax
able property in the cit" of Saiem,
'Or., will be approximately $230,000
less than last year.
A pitched battle is imminent be
tween the British under General Cle
ments, who has been reinforced, and
the Boers under General Delarey.
The clearing bouse banks at Tacoma,
have decided that after January 1,
they will accept Canadian silver at par.
Heretofore it has been taken at 5 per
Ail attempts to float the British
' steamer Laura, Captain Yule, from Sa
vannah via Norfolk for Bremen, ashore
on the coast of Holland, near Petton,
have been unsuccessful.
The steamer Sarah Dixon collided
with the breakwater neai Mount Coffin,
on the Lower Columbia, and now rests
in 15 feet of water. This is the steam
er's second experience under water
In Panay, 21,000 persons have sworn
Morocco pays the American indem
Ashland, Or., voted against licens
The Boers raided Cape Colony at two
The misunderstanding at Pekin was
due to a cable error.
Only 85 lives were lost in the found
ering of the Gneisenau.
The French chamber of deputies
adopted the amensty bill.
The return of volunteers wll cause
renewed insurgent activity.
Colorado capitalists have bonded the
old Gem mine, in Eastern Oregon.
Reapportionment bill reported gives
V 'ashing ton no extra congressman.
Railway brotherhoods will ask the
anta Fe to re-employ its operators.
The naval construction board recom
mends four awards for warship con
struction. Superintendent Calbreth, of Oregon
insane asylum, has submitted his an
Farmers' institute was held at Staf
ford under auspices of the Oregon agri
Washington connty, Oregon, has
offered $500 reward for the arrest of
the murdeier of Andrew Dahlberg.
The schooner Pioneer, lumber-laden
for San Francisco, went ashore on the
Nestucca beach during the recent
Associate Supreme Court Justice
George C. Ludl&w, ex-governor of New
Jersey, died at his residence in New
Brunswick, N. J.
Two transports will start in a few
days from Manila for San Francisco
with 1,000 sick and wounded soldiers.
The stranded bark Poltalloch, on
Willipa harbor, withstood the recent
gale good. In fact she is in better po
sition than before.
Fire in East Providence, R. I., de
stroyed a wharf on which there was
2,000 tons of coal. The loss is esti
mated at $200,000.
Two highwaymen who stopped a
buggy near Portland, upon discover
ing that it contained two ladies, apolo
gized and allowed them to drive on.
Twenty-five terra cotta statues m
the Boston mnseum of fine arts prove
to be bogus.
To the naked eye not more than
6,000 stars are ordinarily lvsible. A
owerful telescope will reveal 5,000,00
stars at once.
In China anyone who writes an im
moral book is punished with 100 blows
of the heavy bamboo and banishment
for life. Anyone who reads it is also
Dewet is the guiding genius of the
Minister Wu thinks the joint note
demands too much.
Minnesota has experienced her fust
blizzard of the year.
The Japanese minister 'of communi
cation has resigned.
Spokane has decided to hold a min
eral fair during 1902.
Oregon has paid out nearly $100,000
in scalp bounties during 1899.
Public attention in Germany is oc
cupied with crime in high circles.
Kitchener reports that Boer invasion
into Cape Colony has been checked.
Gejrmany wants the sultan to pay its
bill before buying an American war
ship. Rebels are scattered in the pro
vinces of Panay and Cebu, Philippine
England will buy 50,000 horses ancV
mules in the United States for army in
Delay in negotiations has caused
great change of sentiments as regards
China in Japan.
A tornado did great damage in Ala
bama. News is meager, owing to all
wires being down.
H. Phelps Whitmarsh has been ap
pointed governor of the province of
Bengnet, Philippine islands.
Forty-five insurgents were killed and
one American wounded in an encounter
near Gnnobatan, Philippine islands.
E. H. Southern, the well known ac
tor, who ha been laid up for some time
by an accident, is entirely recovered.
A large portion of the Philppines
must be abandoned unless the relief of
the army is immediate, says Secretary
The police are working on the case
of Long, the Portland burglar recently
arrested. It is thought that a charge
of murder will be laid at his door.
Fire which started in a Pennsylvania
coal mine 42 years ago is under control,
and it is said that the next two years
will see it extinguished. The fire has
consumed about 35 acres of the finest
coal land in the anthracite region.
Frank H. Morris, auditor of the war
department, was shot and killed by
Samuel MacDonald, a postoffice depart
ment clerk. Fancied grievances and
liquor were the causes that led up to
the shooting. MacDonald afterward
shot himself and will not recover.
There is another hitch in the Chinese
Troops are being concentrated ia
Northern Cape Colony. '
The English war office has arranged
to reinforce Kitchener at once.
Nicholas-Darnell, a pioneer of East
ern Oregon, is dead, aged 63 years.
Senator MoBride has asked for large
appropriation for customs service
launch at Astoria.
The Booth-Kelly Lumber Company
will change its headquarter from Sag
inaw to Eugene, Or. ,
Governor Geer asks Pacific Northwest
states to join Oregon in celebration of
Lewis and Clarke centennial.
A mob at Gulf Port, Miss., lynched
a negro. It now appears that he was
the wrong man.
The supreme court of Ohio has dis
missed five cases brought under the
trust laws of that state.
It is probable that the president will
visit Portland and the Pnget sound
cities on his trip in May.
State of Washington pays $11,300
sugar bounty to local sugar beet fac
tory for Spokane county crop.
The striking telegraph operators on
the Santa Fe have given np the fight.
Their places have been filled by new
Over 1.000 Christians are reported to
have been massacred by Turks. The
Turkish authorities show the utmost
The controller of the currency has
appointed a receiver for the American
National Bank of Baltimore. It is
thought that depositors will be paid in
A dispatch from Tien Tsin says:
"Prince Ching asserts that Emperor
Kwang Hsu, unaccompanied by the
Empress Dowager, left Sinan Fn De
cember 19, bound for Pekin."
The dead body of Peter F. Johnson
was fonnd in a water ditch on Park
avenue, Puyallup. The presumption
is that Johnson fell' into the ditch and
was unable to rescue himself.
Conger was instructed to sign the
A coal mine nnder the city of Pitts
burg, Pennsylvania, has partially
caved in, allowing part of the principal
street of the town to fall into the mine.
It is feared other sections will also
Following the break of -the Lulu is
land dyke, floods have caused further
damage to the seawalls protecting the
farmers of the Eraser river valley.
Owing to high tides, strong winds and
heavy rains, the lands have been badly
flooded, and the village of Stevenson
is three feet nnder water. ,
The agricultural depart m men t has.
established at Washington a laboratory
for testing all torts of road materials.
The immigration bureau has al
lowed contract laborers from Porto
Rico to land in the United States as
The cost of the public schools of
Greater New York for the year 1901
will be $17,700,1178. The number of
pupils in the schools is estimated at
Have Turned the Tide by Enter
ing Cape Colony.
"JEWS CAUSES MUCH ANXIETY IN LONDON
jeneral Kitchener Is Said to Have Demanded
Heavy Reinforcements A Pitched
Battle Seems Imminent
London, Dec. 22. The war offiee
last evening could give no information
regarding the reports of a Boer inva
ten of Cape Colony. The officials ex- j
pressed the opinion, however, that the
newspaper accounts were exaggerated
and that probably the troops who nave
hts ill employed in . ohasing General
Dewet will be diverted to deal with the
invaders. Having regard to the cus
tomary methods of lh wai office, this
can only be interpreted as confirming
Lord Kitchener, in the meantime,
keeps a tight rein over the news, which
increases the public disquietude.
There is a persistent rumor that he baa
demanded heavy reinforcements.
According to the Daily Mail, private
telegrams received in London yester
day depict the situation in Cape Colony
as somewhat ominous. It seems that
tne invading Boers are . receiving con
siderable assistance from the looal
Dutch, and that the troops at the
disp isal of the British are not sufficient
to cope with any serious invasion. It
is believed that the government has at
last awakened to the seriousness of the
situation, and is making great efforti
to have Lord Kitchener supplied with
horses and mules.
The British losses at Nooitgedacht,
according to the official accounts, were
82 killed and wounded, with 44 miss
ing and still unaccounted lor. It is re
ported this afternoon that General
Knox has been forced to abandon the
pursuit of General Dewet, owing to the
situation created in Cape Colony by
the Boers crossing the Orange river.
It is said that 8,000 republicans have
entered Cape Colony, and a similar
number have . reached Philipstown.
The report adds that Dewet, with
about 4,000 men, is northwest of Lady
brand, and that an attack on Winbnrg
is mometarily expected.
PROTECTION TO CATTLEMEN
A New Branding Bill Is Suggested That Will
Save Them Many a Head.
Portland. Deo. 22. It has been sug
gested that a bill be passed at the next
legislature compelling cattle-buyers to
brand stock -either in their reguTai
brand or a. road brand before driving
them out to the railroad. This is
matter in which all the stockmen o.
Eastern Oregon are interested and
which should be agitated by men in
The lack of such a law is a sourct
of much annoyance in that section,
every season, and should be reme
died. Representative Geer has signi
fied bis willingness to introduce sueh a
measure, provided the stockmen will
get together and give him an outline oi
what is desired. The Harney County
Stockmen's Association should tak
the matter up and formulate a bill, at
it is of particular importance to the
members of the association. It should
have their immediate attention, as it
is not long until the legislature meet
It is not a matter that the stockmen
of Harney county alone are interested
in, but Malheur county as well. The
residents of that county should be
heard from as to their ideas and pleas
ure, therefore the time ia none too
abort to begin at once.
Takes No Stock In Charges.
Paris, Deo. 22. The French govern
ment bas given the most emphatic de
nial to those French papers which tried
to involve the American embassy in
the Paris disclosures in connection
with the United States war depart
ment's knowlodge of French .govern
ment gun secrets, by offering the crosi
of the Legion of Honor to Lieutenant
W. S. Sims, the formal United Statei
naval attache at Parie, whom La Presi
describes as the person guilty of dis
closing the gun secrets.
Umatilla Lightship to Be Replaced.
Astoria, Deo. 22. The lighthouse
tender Manzanita has received iastruc
tions to replace the Umatilla reef light
ship as soon as practicable. The light
ship, which broke adrift some days ago,
is now atTort Angeles Captain Greg
ory has all the necessary appliances on
board, and will leave ont on his mis
sion at the earliest opportunity.
Spanish Royal Marriage.
Madrid, Deo. 22. In the senate to-
dy the royal message read by General
Azcarraga, the premier, announcing
the marriage at an early date of the
princess of the Austria, heiress pre
sumptive to the throne, with Prince
Charles, second son of the Count ol
Caserta, was adopted by 157 votes
Christians in Turkey Massacred by Moslems.
London, Dc. 22. A dispatch to
the Daily Express reports recent Mos
lem -excesses against the Christian pop
ulation of Turkey, in which 200 Chris
tians have been killed.
Chile Will Exhibit
Valparaiso. Deo. 21. The ohamber
of duputies has passed a bill appropri
ating $500,000 for the Chilean exhibit
at the Pan-American exposition in
McKinlty's Plurality, According to the Present
Figures, Was 859.824.
New York, Deo. 24. The Times this
morning publishes a- table showing the
popular vote for presidential electors
in the recent election. Minnesota was
the last state to declare its vote, this
not having been done until yesterday.
In some states, as in Louisiana and
South Carolina, there were the nomi
nations of but two parties, Republican
and Democrat, upon the ballots; in
other states there were three or four,
and in some eight.
The total vote, including 6,211 scat
tering, was 18,967,299. Of this Mo
Kinley received 7,217,677, and Bryan
6,357,853. Woolley, Prohibitionist,
received, so far as reported, 207.868;
Barker middle of the road Populst, 50,
188; Debs, Social Democrat, 94,652;
and Maloney, Social Labor, 33,450.
McKinley's plurality, according to the
figures of the Times, was 859,824; Mo-
Kinley 's majority was 468,055.
In addition, there were votes re
turned in five states for the candidates
if the National Union Reform party,
etb H. Ellis, of Ohio, for president .
and Samuel T. Nicholson, of Pennsyl
vania, for vice-president, and in two
states for the candidates of the United
Christian party, J. F. R. Leonard, of
Iowa, for president, and John G.
Woolley, of Illinois, for vice-president.
WILL BE $400,000.
Amount Settled Upon for the Improvement of
the Columbia River.
Washington, Deo. 5s4. The river
and harbor bill will contain an appro
priation of $400,000 ift the mouth cf
the Colombia, and a farther provision
that this improvement pe placed nnder
the continuing contra -t system until
completed. It is understood, however,
that the total amount f the contract
will aot be as great j as that recom
mended by the engineers. It will
probably be in the neighborhood of
$1,500,000. This cut in the estimate
is very favorable to ma sy other states.
Chairman Burton v as anxious to
have some repeal legislation to qualify
the large amount in the river and har
bor bill. One of the f erns whioh he
wanted repealed wa&the Dalles boat
railway. The Oregon delegation in
sisted that it should j amain until as
surance of some other p.ojeot for over
coming the obstructio s could be had.
This contention now prevails.
RICH STRIKE IN MUCKY BOY
More Stamps Are Soon to Be Added to the
Present Milling Facilities.
Bine River, Or., Dec. 24. A new
body of rich ore has been struck in
the last crossout from the middle tun
nel in the Lucky Boy mine. This
crosscut has been run in about 20 feet
towards the banging wall. A fine
body of iree gold rock, some of which
shows gold to the naked eye, is re
vealed. A new tunnel has been started
on the level with the top of the mill,
that will soon tap the pay chute nearly
100 feet below the upper tunnel. .This
will soon . be connected with the two
upper tunnels by an upraise, and thus
be made the main woiking tunnel.
The tunnel can be extended into the
mountain for nearly 3,000 feet along
the course of the ledge, gaining a per
pendicular depth of nearly 2,000 feet.
from 20 to 30 feet wide. Hundreds of
thousands of tons of ore can be taken
out without expense for pumping or
hoisting. An additional number of
stamps will be added to the present
mill the coming season.
Crushing of ore began December 19
last year, ani the plant has neve
stopped an hour, day or night, since
except for slight repairs or to clean up
Mystery Surrounds Boy's Death.
Chebalis, Wash., Deo. 24. A boy
named Wilson met his death in the
Chebalis railroad yards in a mysterious
manner. He was found about 2
o'clock, still alive, and carried into
the depot. He had been badly bruised
on one side. He died a few hours
after being taken home.
Negroes for Hawaii.
Chicago, Deo. 24. A speoial to the
Record from Nashville, Tenn., says:
About 200 negroes will leave Nashville
in the morning for San Francisco,
whence they sail for Honolulu. The
negroes are going to work on sugar
Scotch Steel Industry Suffering.
Glasgow, Dec. 24. Clyde shipbuild
are recently placed orders for 150,000
tons of plates in the United States at
a saving of 50,000. The depression
in Scotch stool and iron trades is acute.
Fourteen furnaces will be damped at
the end of the year. The steel works
are talking of closing indefinitely.
Washington Man Dead In Dawson.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 24. Advices
fioni Dawson state that El bridge Bart'
lett, aged 48 years, died there Novem
ber 25 of pneumonia, after a week's
illness. He was from Puyallup. He
has daughters in Puyallup or Tacoma.
Bartlett was a member of the Odd Fel
lows. He had been mining on Hunker,
but with only moderate success'.
Advance to Raisin Growers.
Fresno, Cal., Deo. 24. Local bank
sra have at ranged to advance to the
Raisin Giowers association $500,000,
as required to fulfill its contracts
Sales have been slow of late, owing to
the sluggishness of the Eastern mar
jets. The packers have taken 1,700
carloads of raisins and paid for them.
i.bout 500 car loads more have been
packed, but there is a dispute be
tween the growers and packers about
Senate Approves Hay-Pauncefote
WAS ADOPTED BY A VOTE OF 55 TO 18
All Amendments, Except Those Offered by the
Committee on Foreign Relations,
Washington, Deo. 24. After spend
ing the greater part of the past week
in considering the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty for the modification of the Clayton-Bui
wer convention -of 1850, tne
senate consumed only one hour and
ten minutes in amending it and ratify
ing it as amended. During the time
there were several roll calls and viva
The first five of the roll calls were
mly amendments offered by individual
enators and tbe last one of the resolu
tion to ratify tbe treaty as amended.
All the amendments except those of
fered by Foraker and reported by the
committee on foreign relations, were
voted down by majorities averaging
about 19. The ratification resolution
was adopted by a vote of, 55 to 18.
The senate was in executive session
foi about an hour before the time for
voting arrived, listening to speeches
by Thurston, Gallinger, Wolcott and
Bard, explanitory oi their yttitude.
The first roll call was upon Blkins
amendment declaring mat "notmng
contained in this treaty shall be con
strued to prevent the United States
from acquiring at any time sufficient
sovereignty over the same to operate,
defend, fortify, protect and control said
canal or for any other particular as the
United States may deem best in its
own interest. It was lost, 2o. to 45.
The other amendment roll call was
On Butler's amendment to strike out
section 7 of article 2, prohibiting forti
fication 26 ayes, 44 noes.
Upon Mason's amendment authoriz
ing such protection of the United
States to discriminate in the canal
traffic, 27 ayes, 44 noes.
On Tillman's amendment authoriz
ing defense and maintenance by the
United States, 27 ayes, 44 noes.
Allen's amendment amending ar
ticle 2 was voted down viva voce, as
waB ilso an amendment suggested by
Teller practically strikingout all of
article 2. Foraker w:thdre'v his
amendments because they were the
same as those reported by the commit
tee on foreign relations; Penrose, he
cause his were practically identical
with Elkins', and Beveridge, because
his was covered -by. the second of the
committee. All amendments suggest
ed were voted upon, and those of tbe
Allen asked for the - reading of-the
treaty as amended. This request was
complied with, and the vote was taken
upon the treaty itself, resulting 55 fox
and 18 against ratification.
FIGHT TO THE BITTER END
The Santa Fe Telegraphers Say They Will Keep
Up the Strike.
Chicago, Deo. 24. The striking tele
graphers on the Santa Fe road declare
that they will continue the right
against the road to the bitter end with
ont reference to the results of the con
ference held here recently between the
committee representing the other or
ganizations of the road and Third Vice-
President Barr. This announcement
was made today by President Dolphin,
of the telegraphers, after receiving re
ports from Galveston, Fort Worth, To
peka and other points along the road he
"We regret that the organizations do
not feel that they can give active sup
port, but we do not propose to have
any controversy with them. There is
no cause for the complaint made by
some of the members of the committee
that we did not notify them of out pur
pose to strike. We were not called
upon to do this, and there were good
reasons why we did not."
Prevented a Lynching.
Dallas, Tex., Deo. 24. At the trial
at Corsioana of Andrew Norris, a negro
charged with the mnrder of the wife oi
J. L.-Frenoh, a white farmer, a mob,
led by the dead woman's husband, at
tempted to take the prisoner from tbe
courtroom and lynch him. The sher
iff's forces saved the prisoner. Gover
nor Savers was appealed to and a com
pany of state militia is now guarding
the prisoner, courthouse and jail.
Row in Spanish Chamber.
Madrid, Deo. 24. During the dis
onssion in the senate of the royal mes
sage announcing the marriage in. the
near future of the princess of the Aus
tria?, heir presumptive to tbe throne,
with Prince Charles, second son of the
Count of Caserta, Senor Artega, a re
publican, raised a storm of protest by
recalling the conspiracy oi the Burbon
princess against other Bourbon royal
ists, which be feared this marriage
would have a tendency to renew.
Asid insults from all parts of tbe
house tbe speaker gave up the floor.
New Washington Postmasters.
Washington, Deo. 24. The follow
ing Washington postmasters have been
O. N. Erickson, at Auburn; Z. B.
Sutton, at 'Bole.
The Invasion Spreading.
Cape Town, Dec. 24. The invasion
of Cape Colony is spreading. It is re
ported that tbe Boers have occupied
Colesburg, near the Orange River Col
THE BOERS ARE CHECKED
Such !( the Report of Kitchener From Pre
toria British Surrounding Them.
London, Dec. 26. The war office
bas received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria,
Dec. 24: "As far as it is possible for
me to form an opinion from reports of
officers on the spot, I think the Boer
movem ent into Cape Colony bas been
checked. Of the two forces that en
tered the colony, tbe Eastern is still
north of the Zoutspansberg range,
while the one that entered west ap
pears to have been turned in the direc
tion of Biitstown and Prieska. Our
troops are getting around both bodies,
and a spscial column is also being or
ganized which will be dispatched im
mediately when know where its serv
ices are most wanted. The Boers have
not received much assistance in Cape
Colcny as far as my information goes.
We have armed some of the colonists,
who are assisting our forces. Rail
way and telegraph communcation has
been much interrupted by the very bad
"Dewet is in the neighborhood of
Senekal. General French, in conduc
tion with General Clements, attacked
a force under Beyers icnth of Magalies
Berg. The Boers broke away in a
southwesterly direction towards Po
tcheestroom, and were followed by
General Gordon with a column of
French's force. Yesterday evening
about 5 o'clock Clements' force was
engaged south of Oliphant's Nek, but
I do not yet know the result."
A later dispatch front Lord Kitchener
dated at Pretoria, says: "The western
column of Boers occupied Britstown
and cut the railway south of De Aar
Junction. Tbe enemy is being fol
lowed up. General French has been in
contact for two days with the com
mandoes of Beyers and Delarey, south
of the Magalies' Berg. He is pursu
ing them. The enemy have lost con
siderably, and Commandant Kreuz and
and others have been captured. Gen
eral Colville engaged two separate
commansdos Decemmber 21 near
Vladkfontein, with slight losses, the
FILIPINOS AND AUTONOMY.
Recently Organized Party Has Been Formal
Manila, Dec. 26. The recently or
ganized autonomy party nai launched
today at a meeting attene'ei by virtu
ally all the loyal Filipino leaders in
Manila. The declaration of principles
was read and after some discussion
adr jttodi by a .vote of 128, loss than
half a dozen dbc'ining to vote All
signed an endorsement of the platform,
including Senor Patemo, one of the
most influential of the former insur
gent leaders, whose real attitude
toward American authority has been
The principal discussion was with
reference to the organization of the
government of the party. A council of
26 members was elected together with
an executive committee, including
Senor Arellano, chief justice of the
apreme court; Frank H. Bourne,
Senor Amriosos Frores, a former insur
gent; General Senor Florentino Torres,
attorney-general of the Philippines,
Se-nar Jose Near, prcocuting attorney,
and Senor Tomas Del Rosirio. The
smallest nnmber of votes received by
any candidate was 80.
Japanese Minister Resigns.
Yokohama, Dec. 26. Hoshi Torn,
minister of communication, and for
merly Japanese minister to the United
States, has resigned his portfolio in
consequence of the persistent allega
tions of his implication in financial
scandals. He will be succeeded by
Mr. Hara, ex -minister to Corea. It is
possible that the stability of the Ito
cabinet will be affected.
Large Deal In Coal Lands.
Fairmount, W. Va.. Dec. 26. The
largest coal deal ever made in Harrison
county will be consummated in a few
days. The territory comprises 12,01)0
acres, or 19 square miles, lying aronnr
Salem. The purchasers are: James E
Bron, of Uniontown, and Alfred J.
Cochran, of Dawson, who will pay
$842,000 for the entire tract.
Killed In a Trainwreck.
Texarkana, Ark, Deo. 26. The
Texas & Pacidc passenger train of the
Laredo & Fort Worth was partially
wrecked 10 miles west of herd today.
The engine struok a cow, jumped the
track and turned over. One of the fire
men, Ed Catterson, was killed. En
gineer Cubbity was badly scalded. No
one else was seriously hurt.
Roumania Declined Russian Loans.
London, Dec. 26. "Russia offered
Roumania a loan on 16,000,000." says
the Vienna correspondent of the Daily
Express, "to assist her in the finan
cial crisis; but the offer was declined,
because there were conditions attach
ed nndermining Roumanian independ
Railroad Will Be Extended.
It has been learned from reliable
sources that the Nevada-California rail
way will be extended from Termo,
Cal., to Lake view, Oregon, in the near
A Schooner Bottom Up.
Empire City, Or., Dec. 26. The
schooner Gem, which arrived here
from San Francisco this evenibg, after
a hard struggle with the wind and
waves, sighted a vessel bottom up
about 80 miles west of Cape Arago.
The vessel was painted white, and bad
a clean bottom. The schooner Ivy,
which also arrived today, reports see
ing considerable-lumber afloat Decem
ber 21, but did not sight the sonoonei
Every Employe of the Scranton
DEMAND BETTER PAY AND FEWER HOURS
Company Says It Is Not In a Position to Grant
Increase Negotiations Under Way
for Speedy Settlement
Scranton, Pa., Dec 26. Every one
of the 800 car and barn employes of
the Scranton Railway Company obeyed
the strike order, which went into effect
at 5 o'clock this morning, and as a
consequence only two cars weie run
in all of the Laskawana valley today.
These two wer manned by Superinten
dent Patterson and dispatchers, fore
men and clerks. No attempt was made
to molest them, and, although rain fell
a great part of the day, tbe two cars
seldom had a passenger.
The tied-up region extends from
Pittston to Forest City, a distance of
80 miles, and includes 65 miles of
track, on whioh are rnn ordinarily 80
cars. The men of the Wyoming Val
ley Traction Company, operating all
the lines south of Pittston as' far as
Nanticoe, threaten to go on a strike.
With both companies tied up there
would be a total cessation of stieet
car traffic on a busy stretch of
country 80 miles north, including the
four big cities of Scranton, Wilkes
barre, Pittston and Carbondale.
The strikers met tonight and ap
pointed committees to man the differ
ent railroad stations. Tbey are to
watch for men who it is rumored have
been recruited in Ehiladelpbia to take
their places. They will distribute'
cards to strangers, notifying them of
the strike, and asking them not to ride
on the- cars. An appeal to tbe local
public has been issued, asking that the
cars be not patronized.
The men demand 20 cents an hour
for old employes and 15 to 17 XA for
new men. They also demand a 10
hour day. The company, in its answer
to the grievance committee, says it is
not in a position to afford any increase
in wages at the present time. Presi
dent Clark arrived tonight and stated
the road would be operated with new
men if the old men cannot be secured.
What the Company Offers.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Deo. 26. The em
ploye! of the- Wil!;cafcarfo & 7. jomiriV-
Yalley LlectrjcJJail wav Company and
the officials of the company met in
conference today to talk over certain
grievance's which the men submitted
to the "company. The employes de
manded 20 cents an hour for every
hour worked and shorter hours. Pres
ident Rigg said he wanted to be fair
with the men, but their demands were
too sweeping, and the company could
not afford to grant them. As a com
promise President Rigg offered the
men 16 cents an bour, but no reduction
in the hours. The conductors and
motormen refused to accept this offer.
Indian Outbreak Feared.
Seattle, Deo. 26. Advices have
been received from Sitka, Alaska, stat
ing that that town is in a condition of
suppressed excitement, fearing an out
break of Indians. The United States
marines stationed there are underarms,
and the marshal and dep uties are tak
ing every precaution to proteot the
whites in case of trouble. The aspect of
affairs is very serious at Sitka, as tbe
Indians are by far the strongest numeiic
ally. There are 55 marines command
ed by Captain Pendleton at Sitka.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Deo. 26. Two
hundred and fifty girls employed at the
Wyoming Valley lace mills, in this
city, have notified the management that
they will not report for work tomor
row. They go ont in sympathy with
the weavers of the mill, who have been
out on a strike for nine months. The
failure of the girls to report for work
will necessitate the total suspension of
Struck and Killed by Cars.
St. Paul. Deo. 26. Charles M. Mil-,
ler, assistant engineer on the Montana
division of the Great Northern railway,
was struck and killed by an electric
car in this city. Miller's headquarters
were at Willistcn, N. D., and he was
on a visit to relatives in this city. N.
F. Miller, for many years chief engi
neer of tbe Great Northern system,
was a brother of the deceased.
Strike Declared Off.
Mnncie, Ind.. Dec. 26. The strike
ef tbe snappers in the Trust window
glass plants in Muncie, which threaten
ed to close all the Western plants, was
called off tonight. The workmen met
and decided not to return to woik un
less they received tbe same pay as be
fore. The management then offered
terms which were accepted by the men
Attorney-General Griggs has con
cluded his argument in the Porto Rico
Murder Case Decision Reversed.
South Bend, Deo. 24. Judge Elliot
has reserved his decision on tbe motion
made for a new trial of Manuel Gates,
convioted of murdering William Bee
son. The counsel for the detendant in
troduced as new evidence the affidavit
of J. S. Stoat, to the effect that he
heard cries of distress coming from
the launch Leonore, of which Beeson
was captain, at a point on the river
two miles below where Gates is rap
posed to have attacked Beeson.
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