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OF ANT PAPER IN THE COUNTY. - ADVBHTISIKA BATBB. TBI OFFICIAL AND LEADING PAPES OF GILLIAM COUNTY. rOILUHID IVIRY THUSSDAT IT ...8. A. PATTISOM..., tdltor and Proprietor. rrefsaalonal andi.,... Onesqnare .. ne-qneiter eolninn... . .li Msaraeata . lttw aioBta I M aer moata I 00 gar noma POneoolurao............... ..m oo mi Bssta aalnea local will M charged it 16 oaota mt Uu far M lasarttoa ul I mm Mr Uh tners altar. Legal advertisement will ta all ohm as eaarged th party ordering ttesa, M legal MM, ud Mid far Mart atBdevll Is raralahad SUBSCRIPTION KATF.ll On year (In adranes) fl M II nut paid In eilram.,, M ?tl IflOllltPi MHMII t 00 lliiffl oplM m . ....,...... . 06 VOL. IX. CONDON, GILLIAM CO., OIIEGON, TIIUKSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1899. NO. 42. CONDON GLOBE. mmr Knttrt of Ito tajls at Omdtn, Orraon, m (imwLelaM Mil wuiUtr O. It. M. Co. Tlma Card. iRMMOTOII, OMOOH. New tlm card, Ukliif effiwt Sunday, Fsbrn aryisths CAirr noiiHD. No. 1 Via Huntington, leaves l:. m. No, 4 Vis Hiiokan, leava 1:'J p. at. No. M Loot! freight, lv ..7:' p. m. wnrr bovhd. No. l-Portland, leave 12:47 a. m. No. a Portland, leave 4;W a. ro. No. !B Local freight, leave 11 M a. m. J, E. CHANK, Agent, Arlington. yy H. DOBYNB Attornej-at-Law, Sotarj Public lOKH. OHKOON. Will praetlr In all th eonrts of the slat. tnlliHittons and iTobalu Huilueaa glvsu Careful attention. JjR. J, J. 1100 AN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Condon, Or. nmcOrrnn are., between Csthollo Chare and residence ol a. I'. eliull. W. DAIll.INO J. Attorney at Law, Notary Public and Conveyancer, Condoa, Or. rotlctlonand Inauranr. Terms reasonable. ODir lu rvar vl pustoirlr bulldliiaj. Main (treat. s. A. PATTIBON HOrABT PUBLIC. Ofllca In Globs Building. COM DON, .... OHEOON. g A. D. GUULKY Attorney and Oonnielor at Law Arlington, Or. II. M. fnmntlulnnrr and Notary Fnblln In tiBlee. I'rarltr In all Ilia (lata and federal ruiirtaul Oregon and Wealiliigii.l. All kind olU. . land aud legal builuoas Irenaaeted. gAM K. VAN VACTOB ATTORHEY-AT-LAW. Offlca corner Hiring (treat and Oregon arena con now, ok room. The Regulator Line. The Dalles, Portland I Isteria NAVIGATION CO. THROUGH FREIGHT AND PASSENGER LINE.... Dally Lln of Stcamm Bdwetn Portland; Vancouver. Catcadt Lockt, Hood Riva and all PoinU on the Waihington alda. Th airanirra Dallri Cllr and Rpirnlalnr laan I'nriland rrvty nuiriillil (ireiil HhikUt) at . and The Imllci at a. m , arrlvliia at tltatina tlun In ample tlma lor outgoing iralna, freight Katra Oreatlr heitured. W. C. AI.I.AWAV.den. Agt, Foot ol Court Htrvet, Th Uallea, Or. lrT f a pwiiaad aia Fail Halt Uke, tnrer, Faat Mall VI. Worth, Omaha, Mall. p.m. Kauiaa til)', Mt l:4ip.a. Luuli, Chicago, and Ka.t, Bpokan Walla Walla, lwla- 8kan riyar ton,tluokaii,Mln- Klj.r l.ttu. ta. noapolli.Ht. I'aul, la. a. Iluluili, Mllwan- ke,l.'hloagoJiKait IHWp.nt. Oe.iallti-thlpl, 4,00 p.m. All lalllng date uljJi'Ct tu change Kor Han yraiuiUcu rial I Hit , , in, la. IM. yn, aud every 6 dai, Dnlljr Celumtli River 4 00p.m. Iti.Huinlay llumiri. Ka. Huuday 00 ii. in. Haiurday To Astoria and Way 10:00 p. in. Lauding. :0(i a.m. rVIIImlt lliar. 4:30p.m. K. buuday K. Huaday Orvgon (!llr, Nnt brg,Haliu A Way Ijiiidlugt. ' ' J:00. m. Wlllameita anel Van- :lp.m. Tin,.,, Tliiir. kill lr. Mon.. Wed. aud Hat, aud frl, Oregon t.'liy, Day. ton, k W ay Laud lug. 1:00 a m. WlllamaHa Rlvar. 4:Wp.m. Tu.. Thnr. Mon.. Wed. - and Sal, Portland to Corral- aud ViL II a Way Laud ing. L. niparla Inak Rlvar. Lr.UwIitaa l:la.m. Dally Dally RlparlatoUwI'ton :lu a.m. J. E. CRANE, Aieut, Arllugtoo. W. H. HUltLBUftT, eaaral raaMogei Aaaat, Partlaad, 0t EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TKRSK TICKS FROM TIIR WIRES a InUntnlliig Collaotlon of Itain Wnn tha Two llamlapharaa Prwaantad n a Vundenaad Farm. Tho annate will take up the enrrennj bill on January 4. The Negro tiprlulu waa canned by tho Filipluo junta at llnnu Kong. Two Chicago electrtoiauN are hoira tv an entitto In Hungary worth 4,0U0, 000. Fire In Florence fl. C. dentroywl the city hall, hotel, bank and five torue. The controller of the treasury find that Admiral Kumpaun wa allowed too ninch pay. The remain of tho late Liootenant Drumliy wero aunt to Atlanta, Uu., for Interment. Kiuht Uvea were lost In the burning of two bill tcuoroeut houaea In New York city. Goebel U making preparation for hi coming fight Rgalnxt Governor Taylor, of Kentucky. The tranport Hancock and City of Puebla have reachad Manila with two regiment of infantry. All aged employe of the l'euiuiyl- vanla railroad will be retired and pen ioned January 10, 1900. England ha at Innt decided to vend Thia U more cavalry to Booth Africa. according to ISuller' wlahoa. Senator Mcllride, of Oregon, lia in traduced a bill to increaaa the pay of letter-carrier in largo citiee Senator t-honp and party will vlait Ariaona and New Mexico to report oa their application foi etatehood. Ocueral Lawton wa killed while In front of hi troop at Han Mateo, La son. lie wa snot in ine ureaw ana died immediately. Chairman Joavph II. Manloy, of Philadelphia, believe that only metro. polltan new "paper abould be repre sented at national convention. The inpremo court of Ohio ha ran dered it decision in the bribery cae of Attorney-General Monnett againit the Standard Oil Comiwny. The at torney-general furnUhed information to the effect that he wa approached by Charle Squire, of New York, with a bribe of 1400,000 if be would permit the cage pending aealuot tho Standard Oil Company to uo by default. It wa claimed that Mr. Squire wa the ropre tentative of the Standard Oil Com- tanv. The decision dUiuinac the cno on the ground that thi fact wa not etttablinhed. The New Y ork rtock exchange wa thrown Into a panio by two large fail urea. The houne pesaed tho currency bill by a vote of 180 to ISO. Eleven Demo crat voted for it. The weather bureau at Fort Canby has been eloaed aud the work will here after be done at Aatona. The verdict of the Jury in the Mo- Daniel ease wa manalaut;hter, with the extreme penalty recommended. Howard Tnttlo, a former Portland, Or., boy, denie that he ia the man who lumped Into the bay near San Francisco, Yamhllll county hopgrower have decided to so into the pool and have sent delegate to the Oregon llopgrow era Association. The La Ma Ire Optical Comvany, ol France, with a capital of 11,000,000, will entablitih branch factorie in 1111- noia'and Connecticut. The executive committoo o( the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer Save decided to build a00,000 build' ig in Cleveland, O. A South Pacific naval station will be ectabllehed a oon a conditions ia the Philippine admit of the with drawal of aome of the ship there. The German navy may be used ia conjunction with those of France and llusaia to exert pressure to prevent re inforcement reaching South Airlju The president of the Drown univers ity assert that it England whip the Boer it will bring on a war of nation la which the United State must par ticipate. In the eteer-tying contest at Denver, Col., Ed. Ilarrell defeated "Ooo Ooodln, tying the steer in 5 minute 80 seconds. Goodln claimed th world's championship. It fe probable that tho distressed bark reported ashore near Point Uouilla on November 18, is the long-missing Colusa, which sailed from Honolulu on October 9 for Esqnimault . Lieutenant Thoma M. Brumby, flag lieutenant to Admiral Dewey during the Manila eampaiKn. who ha beon ill with typhoid lover for several week, died at Gorlleld hospital, Washington, D. O. Th Chicago & Northwostern road added 208 miles to its lines during 1809. Governor-elect Nash, of Ohio, is widower, and the social duties of hia administration will dovolve upon his stepdaughter, Mrs, Baboock. Mis Mayine Jester, a niece of But falo Bill, i said to be the only female press agent on the road. She left th newspaper business to go into this new field. LATER NEWS. Ex-Senator ISradbury, of Maiae, ia' Puller' Iosho at Colenso were 1,119 men. Chicago poolrooms were closed by the police. London papers fret under restraint of censorship. Sol Smith Russell will retire from tho stage for a year. Lieutenant Churchill ha arrived safely at Delagoa bay. Swift & Co. are to be paid for a lot of beef that ipoiled. A receiver ha been appointed for th Globe National bank of Boston. Near Norwood, O., a man was shot and killed for cutting telegraph wires. Both salt and borax have been dis covered in Lake county lakes, Southern Oregon. The United State government will oon erect a mammotb reuigeratmg plant in the Philippines. Prioe of bop ha already materially advanced in consequence of the pool formed by Oregon grower. President Kroger baa entered protest against England's being permitted to purchase war supplies in this country. Port Macaibo has been officially de clared open to commerce, and the Ven ezuela revolution la considered at an end. The Filipinos have placed a large or der with a continental firm for artil lery. They are said to have plenty of money. The warden of a California prison is confronted with a problem. A pris oner whose term ha expired refuse to leave the penitentiary. Ex-Unite 1 Stales Senator Wash I nrns, of M an) ta, ia suggested by In dlana politicians for the head of the proponed Oriental commission. Dwight L. Moody, the fomons evan gelirt.is dead at hi borne In East Northfleld, Mass. The cause of hi death was a general breaking down due to overwork. The Venezuelan government troops completely defeated the rebel under General Hernaa lea. It is believed that many prisoner were taken and that a Urge quantity of ammunition wa seised. General Hemandes tied, Mlaaioaalre in Thibet have a hope less and dungeroua task before them After three year' work not a single convert has been obtained. The Budd hist priests, owing to China's iuternal troubles, are in absolute control, and will make physical war on the Intro duction of Christianity. Oregon pheasants are to be ' 'planted" in Illinois. General Chaffee may be sent to the Philippines to succeed General Lawton, Prayer-meetings are being held in Holland for the success of the Boer army. The navy ia In need of more training- vessel and two flrst-claas ones will soon be asked tor. Three wagon loads of mail will leav in the transport Grant for the aoldie' in the Philippines. The Santa Fe is now a competitor against the Southern PaclUe for South American business. A Paris dispatch says that the bank of Russia ha advanced the bonk of England 8,000.000. Two big lawsuits have been insti tuted in Chicago court between Mon tana cattle companies. Samuel Gompers has been unanl niounly re-elected president of the American Federation of Labor. The Interstate commerce commission will grant railway more time to equip their car with safety appliances. A marvelous quarts discovery is re ported from Dawson. The ore assay $800 to the ton, and the ledge Is a mile wide. Senator Fairbanks has introduced bill granting a pension of $2,000 yearly to the widow of General Lawton. similar bill has been introduced the house. The National Association of Retail Druggists i strengthening its focrea to fight the cut-rate druggist tnrougbout the country. Nestor Ponce de Leon, a lineal de ccendant of Ponoe de Leon, discoverer, of Florida, is dead at Havana. He wo treasurer ol the Cuban junta dur iug the war. Boers, with a sense of humor, sent Baden-Powell, at Mafektng, a message in a live-pound shell: "Don't drink all the whisky; leave some lor us when we get in." The consul from the Orange Free State in New York city reports that many Americans have applied to him for enlistment in the Boer army. The majority of the applicants were sold iers who fought in the Sponish-Amorl can war. England's troubles are multiplying, Abyssinia now threatens to turn npon the British. Emperor Menelik can put 200,000 mou in the field and ia said to havo beon preparing for war over the Question of territorial rights. His armament is in excellent condition. Governor Stone, of Pennsylvania, ex presses the opinion that every husband should deed to bis wito tne nomosteaa Senator Depew has leased the Cor coran mansion at Washington for his full senatorial term of six years at an aggregate rental of $50,000. A monument, a granite shaft 70 feet high, is to be erected on an eminence at Erie, Pa., overlooking the lake, in memory of the late Captain V. F. Grid ley, of the Olympia. SLID INTO THE SEA errible Disaster in a Vil lage of Italy. LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED HEAVY An Enormous nook Fall, Carrying Wlt It Hotels, Villas and tw auous Monastery. Rome, Dec. 25. A terrible disaster took place thi afternoon at Amalfl, the popular tourist resort on the Gulf of Salerno. About 2 o'clock an enor mous rock, upon which stood the Cap puocini hotel, slid bodily into the sea with a deafening roar and without a moment's warning, carrying with It the hotel, the old Capuchutn monastery below; the hotel fiante Calerina and everal villa. Many people were bur led in the debris, which orushed four vessel to the bottom of the tea, des troying their crews. The mass of earth which slipped was about oo.uou cubic yards. ( The population is in a state of terror, fesrinir fresh calamities. Troops have arrived upon the scene and have begun rescue work. It ia believed that the loss of life Is heavy, including a num ber of monks and the occupant ol the hotel. As yet la is impossible to i certain the exact number. Amalfl Is a small, but lively town ol 7.000 inhabitants, situated at the en trance ol a tjeep ravine, surrounded by imposing mountains, and rock of th most picturesque forms. The Capnch lan monastery was founded in 1212 by Cardinal Pietro Capuano, for the Cls terlans, but cam into possession of th Capnohian in 1S83. Th building, which stood in the hollow of a rock that rose abruptly from the sea to a height ol 2S0 teet, contained fine clois ters. TRAGEDY AT A REHEARSAL. Eleven School Children Hamad Death at Qulnejr, 111. Quincy, 111., Dec. 25.--While th school children of St. Francis' paro chial school, Seventeenth and Vine streets, were lehearsing this afternoon for an entertainment to be given Tues day evening, the dresses of one caught on fire from a gas jet and 10 minute after four of them w ere burned'to death. two died an hour later, and five other died before midnight. Half a dozen others were burned more or less ee verely. The dead are: Irene rrieberg, May Wavering, Mary Althouff, Bernardino Freond, Colletta Middendorf, Mary Hiokey, Wilhelmina Gottendorf, Olivia Timpe, Addle Fotterer, Joseuhine Bonne. Margaret Wamer. All Of these are between 9 and 1 1 years old. Helen Zebbing and several other teachers, rather Mcholas and Professor Mushold, were painfully burned trying to rescue the children. The school hall was filled with chil dren, and many" would have been killed in the panio which followed had it not been for the prompt efforts of tm teachers and Sisters who were in charge of the entertainment and were present. The children rushed for the doors, but prompt efforts quieted them and no one was hurt in the rush. BROOKE'S FAREWELL! Ilanauet Tendered the Retiring Oo' ernar or Cuba. Havana, Deo. 25. Sixty-five persona were present at the farewell banquet tendered to General Brooke today at the Paris restaurant. General Mario Menocal presided, and Ernest Lee Co nant acted as toastmaster. Major Gen' eralWood, In response to words of wel come, said: "The United States is in Cuba in the person of representatives, who in tend to carry out a great work and to fulfill strictly the promises of the United States oongrees. As for myself, I can only do what the president has sent me to do, but I hope to enjoy the esteem and confidence of the Cuban eople as General Brooke has enjoyed hoin." General Brooke said: "I shall always remember the long hours of toil in Cuba, but I shall also ever recall the kindness shown me by all Cubans, especially by those who realise that the Americans are tlieir best friends." Mining Under Butte. . Minneapolis, Minn., Deo. 25. A speoial to the Times from Butte, Mont. says: Alexander Tarbet, a Salt Lake mining man, today closed a deal with the owners of the mineral rights to the Destroying Angel and Copper Bottom Lodge claims, by which he secured control of the interest for $300,000 The vein run through the business portion of the city, and the Destroying Angel was uncovered recently by per sons who were excavating for the foun dation of a hotel. It has developed into the richest copper vein in this dis trtot, and the new owners intend to tunnel under the city. As soon as the deal wa closed this afternoon, they started to sink a shaft, which will be put down 1,000 feet at the corner of Broadway and Ariaona streets, within a half block of the two principal hotels and the oity hall. Forty Children Drowned. Brussels, Deo. 95. Upwards of school children were drowned today in an ioe accident at Frelinghem, near the French frontier. The children of the district had been given a holiday, with permission to play on the frosen river Lysus. When the merriment was a. full height, the ioe broke suddenly and the children disappeared. A few were rescued half dead but the majority were drowned. Thirty-six bodies hav been recovered, but others tre still missing. INVESTIGATING FREIGHT RATES Interstate Coiamlsalon Is Looking Iiitj Proposed Advanees. Washington, Deo. 28. Hearing was begun today, by the interstate com merce commission in the matter of the changes in freight classification and freight rates by carriers using classifi cation. Many complaints have been filed with the commission, alleging that discriminating changes in freight classification have been agreed upon to take effect January 1 next. To deter mine this question a hearing was held today. Chairman Gill, of the "official class ification committee," was the first wit ness. He maintained the propose ad vances were due to the increased cost railroad plants snd maintenance, and that advances had been applied to classes of freight that could well pay them. He intimated that for some reason still further advances probably would have to be made. PRICE OF FISH IS CLIMBING. mfay Heath Fifteen Cents Change El- peeted In tha Combine. Astoria, Deo. 23. That fish are in demand is evidenced by the rise in the price of eteelheada from 6 cents to 6 cents per pound, and an advance to 8 cents for cblnook salmon. The demand is growing every day, and it is confi dently expected by those who are in a position to know that before the winter season is over the price for salmon will reach as high as 15 cent per pound. It is semi-officially announced, and with reasonable confidence . for belief, that at the annual meeting of the can nery combine, to be held on January 8, h ere will be a number ' of changes. Several of the present officials will drop out, and engage In the cannery business on Puset sound. It is also qnite definitely decided that the com bine will not engage in the cold-storage business next season. British Steamer Seised. Chicago. Dec. 23. A special to the Record from Victoria, B. C, says: According to Hong Kong advices, the British steamer Labuan. which left Sandakan on November 95, with clear ance pa pei s, was seized by the United States steamer Castile at Ualdera bay, and sent to Manila under a prize crew. Captain Pfort, master of the Labuan, reported that permission was sought to proceed to Cota Rata to bring away several families, a they were in danger of being killed by the Moros, but that permission was refused, and the commander of the Castile ordered the British vessels to be seized. A prize crew was then pnt on board and the steamer wa then sent back Manila. The seizure was at once protested by the master of the steamer. Word From Methuen. London, Dec. 23. The war office has received the following from General Forestier-Walker, British commander: "Cape Town, Dec. 23. Methnen wires that he has received a rude reply from General Cronje respecting his representations as to Lieutenant Chan dos-Fal-Gell, saying this omcer is re garded as a spy. General Cronje also states he will hold no further commun ication with Methuen." On December 18, the British wa office received the following, date December 17, from Forestier-Walker: "Methuen reports that Lieutenant Chandos-Pal-Gell was taken prisoner lost Thursday evening, while meeting a flas of truce. He waved a handker chief in response, and waa unarmed A Klondike Bomnnee. Chicago, Deo. 23. Dr. Luella Day, who. two years ago, left here, for the Klondike, and whose death in a mow lide wa reported later, arrived at the Auditorium hotel today and was regis tered by Edward McConnell, also I Klondiker. a his wife. Mrs. McCon' nell struck it rich near Dawson, and her husband, who had already been years in the Alaskan gold fields, owns several rich claims. Mrs. McConnell declared that after a couple of years which she and her hus band intend to spend in traveling, sne will return to Chicago and erect home and hospital for the treatment of crippled children. Canal Bill Is Doomed to Walt. New York, Deo. 23. A special t the Herald from Washington says Legislation providing for the construc tion of a trans-isthmian canal is not probable under the present session of congress. Both the Nicaraguan canal committee in the senate, presided over by Senator Morgan, and the house com mittee on interstate and foreign com nierce. presided over by Mr. Hepburn of Iowa, propose to take tho matter up without waiting for the report ot tne Walker commission. It is extremely linnrobable, however, that they will be able to get a bill through either house of congress before that report is available. Glassworkers Wages Raised. Pittsburg, Deo. 23. D. C. Ripley, president of the United, States Glass Company, announced today that the w ages of blowers and gatherers in thoir employ would be advanced 5 per cent January 1. The increase affects 1,200 employes. Mabinl, formerly a member of the Filipino cabinet, says that the future peace of the Philippines depends en tirely upon the form of government the Americans establish. Degradation of Karl LI. Feklns. Deo. 23. Li Hung Cham has been appointed noting viceroy of Canton. It is believed this is prepar atory to his degradation in compliance with French demands. Sheep to Return to Oraslng. Heppner, Or., Deo. 23. Sheepmen had commenced to feed, but this morn ing the light snow which fell Friday night began melting, and the warm wind will soon restore grazing. IDEAS COME TOO HIGH Marconi Wants the Earth for His Invention. X WE WILL MAKE A BETTER 0SE Cankee Genius Will Bo Set to Work at Oneo to Build an Apparatus tot Wireless Telegraphy. New York, Deo. 25. A special to the Tribune from Washington says: Rear-Admiral Bradford has asked au thority from the navy department to establish a bureau at tho naval training station at Newport for the develop ment of a naval system of wireless tel egraphy. It is proposed to detail sev eral officers having high electrical knowledge at this station and to fur nish facilities for study and experi ment, in the belief that something bet ter than Marconi's apparatus may be devised. The project to secure Marconi's sys tem for the navy has been practically abandoned. In the first place its range was found to be exceedingly limited, especially when vessel were rolling in a seaway, and their topmasts continu ously varied in height above the water. Then there was the insuperable objec tions of interference, two stations be ing unable to hold Intelligent commun ication when a third station within their circle ol sensitiveness undertook to send a message to either point. This defect destroys the value of the system where more than two ships cruised in squadron or where an enemy chose to send disturbing messages. Finally, Marconi' term of $20,000 for the first year and $10,000 annually thereafter were regarded as exorbitant for th use ol his half-developed inven tion. He declined absolutely to modify hi proposition, which -compelled the navy to take 20 sets of apparatus or more, and to pay $o00 outright for each set, and $500 a year each as royalty for their use. He refused to send twe or three sets for experimental pur poses, and gave American naval officers to understand that he did not care to do business on a small scale when Eu ropean navies were fighting for the ex clusive use of his coherer and other es sential features, in spite of the system's radical shortcomings, as discovered on this side ol the Atlantic. Marconi's attitude toward the army was scarcely different, and the signal corps is going ahead on a sytem ol its' own, which avoids the Italian's patents, and al ready ia said to be producing better re sults. Rear-Admiral Bradford believes that aome of the electrical experts of the naval equipment bureau, if the oppor tumty is given them, will produce ap paratus to meet the peculiar conditions of the navy without appreciable expen diture, and in all probability the ex periments he desires will be ordered One station will be located at the training station and the other at the torpedo school, on islands about a mile i part, and as progress is made other rations will be set up at various point? a Newport harbor, where torpedo- ooata are always available, with vessels in motion or for miniature fleet evolu tion. Several forms of apparatus from American inventors have already been submitted for teet, and doubtless others will be received when the work is act ually started. Ended In a Free Fight. Paris, Dec. 25. A pro-Boer demon. stration, convened this evening at the Tivoli Vanxhall by the executive com' mittee of the Jeuness Royaliste, ended in a riot. The socialists entered in force and broke up the meeting, amid indescribable uproar and shouts of Vive la social levolution," and "A has Deronlede," with counter cries of 'Vive Deronlede" and "Vive Parmee. Several nationalists who were present endeavored to speak, but they were quite inaudible. A free fight ensued, and the proprietor of the hall turned off the gas. The combatants then lighted newspapers and continued th' fight, smashing the fittings of the hul and using them as weapons. Finally the police cleared the room, but they were compelled to charge several times before order was re-established. The Lighthouse Is Dark. Victoria, B. C, Dec. 25. The light house steamer Quadra left this alter- noon for Egg island. Passing steamers report no beacon showing at the light house there. The keeper is frail, and it is feared he may have died. He has a little daughter. 3 years old, with him. Separata Sleeping Cars for Negroes, Atlanta, Ga., Deo. 23. Governor Candler today signed the bill prohibit ing the sleeping-car companies operat ing in the state from furnitthiug berths to negro passengers, except in coaches used especially for the accommodation of negroes. Wear Tork Aldermen Favor Boers. New York, Deo. 25. The board of aldermen today adopted a resolution praying "the God of battles" to make the Boers successful In the war against England. The resolution now will go to the ooouncil, and if that body con curs., will come before Mayor Van Wyok tor his approval. Instantly Killed. Roseburg, Deo. 25. A George Noah, engineer at the Oregon Brewery & Ice Company's plant, in this city, while attempting to put on a pump belt, was caught by a large pulley running at jhigh speed, and instantly killed. The body was dreadfully mangled. No one was present. The other employes on the premises heard a scream, rushed to the spot, and stopped the engine. The victim's brains were scattered all over the engine-room, PROTECTED HER HOME. tonng Woman Shot anil Killed nn In. trader. Natlck, Mas., Doc. 25. Lewi Perry, aged 88, Spanish war veteran, was shot and killed today by Miss Lizzie Morse, at her home in West Satick. Four shots were fired, two of them taking effect, one in the heart. Miss Morse, who was placed under ar rest, says that the circumstances justi- !ed her in shooting Perry. The Morse family is one of the wealthiest and best known in town. Miss Morse and the member of her family claim that Perry and Arnold Slappen, on bicycles, rode up to the Morse house, demanded admittance without stating their busi ness, and, upon being refused, smashed everal windows. Miss Morse went to the bureau drawer and loaded a 22-cal-iber revolver. Sua claims that the men went around to the front of the house, where Perry finished smashing the gloss In one of the windows, and climbed in, in spite of her remon strances. After gaining an entrance, be grabbed Miss Elreta Morse and wrenched from her a croquet mallet, with which she tried to protect hersell. Lizzie rushed to her sister's assist ance and informed Terry tnat sne would shoot hia if he did not leave the house. He gave her a terrific blow with the mallet and felled her to the floor. She managed to get up again, and told Perry to get out of the house, when he dared her to shoot. She then fired tour shots at Perry, who managed to climb through the window and then fell dead. . WANTED HIS PICTURE IN PRINT. New Tork Man Shot His Wife and Killed Himself. Blnghampton, N. Y., Dec. 25. Jol n Edgar Gardiner, in order to get his picture into print, shot his young wife and then killed himself today. Gardi ner was 60 years of age, hia wife 29. They bad been married but a short time, and were living apart on account of hia bad habits. On several occasions he had asked how she would like to see their pictures in a local paper. His wife took fright at this, and forbade him to speak to her on the subject. I'e called at the house today and ask, i ier to come ont, as he was going W&-t rihe declined, and he forced his way in to her apartments, saying, "See what I have brought you," drew a revolver and shot her twice, one bullet passing through her arm, the other entering her side. The woman was able to rush from the house to . a neighbor's. When the police officers arrived Gardi ner walked to the center of a room in full view of the officers, and, placing the weapon to his head, killed mm- ilf. Crater Lake Park. Washington, Deo. 25. Among the familiar bills of the last congress to re appear this year are two that were in troduced by Representative Tongue, of Oregon. One is his bill for creating a public park, including Crater Lake, and much of the surrounding country, and the other i his bill providing for the examination and classification ol the land in the Roseburg and Oregon City land districts within the grant nade to the Oregon & California Kail- oad Company. Both bills are prac- tically the same as were presented in the last congress. The Crater lake bill proposes to set aside a tract of 249 square miles, with out drawing it from settlement or sale and making it a public park or pleas ure ground, to be known as the Crater Lake National Park. This park, if es talbished, is to be under the control of the secretary of the interior, who will preserve the lands in their natural con dition and prevent all residence, min ing, lumbering or other business opera tions within its limits. The old pro vision for restaurants and waiting rooms is again inserted, as are the pro visions for governing and protecting the park. It is proposed that the costs and expenses of creating the park shall be borne by the general government. It was this last provision that arousal Speaker Reed against the bill last con gress, for he contended that any ex pens attached should be borne by the state. Now that Reed is out of con gress, the bill may have a better chance of becoming a law. Wages Advanced. Pittsburg, Deo. 25. The Carnegie Steel Company posted today, at its va- rions works in this city, notices reading substantially as follows: 'Taking effect January 1, 1900, com mon labor at these works will be in creased to $1.50 per day, and all other day turn and tonnage labor (with cer tain exceptions), will be increased in proportion." The exceptions are the tonnage men working under sliding scales, where the rates of wages increase and decrease in proportion to the proceeds of the products. This adjustment is 7.41 per cent advance on the wages now being paid, making a total of 25 per cent of increase made by the company volun tarily since the last general scale. Five Thousand Bills Introduced. Washington, Deo. 25. The ofiie.lali of the house of representatives have struck a balance on the recent deluge of bills, showing that up to the recess the records stood: Total bills intro duced, 6,015; joint resolutions, 86; simple resolutions, 66; grand total, 5,175 measures of all kinds. Street Car Dynamited. Springfield, 111., Doc. 25. For the third time sinoe the strike was de clared against the Springfield consoli dated railway, November 10, a street , car waa dynamited at 11:30 o'clock last night, ine car was oiown ou tne .rank and completely wrecked. No passegners were aboard, and the motor- man and conductor were no. injureu. The explosion happened in the heart ol th oity, at Eighth street and Capitol , avenue, and caused great excitement.