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S. A. Pnttlaon 7 fT U V 7 T X'-X TT - -rr- w , : -w path k tbe corny. ' utld adv.,,,;... ' "7, " II 11 0 W.TlT Umn -rittt Tbraa month. ......., ' " :::::: - , On. column . mourn - 8ilfSe Oolite. . VrT .' VtT ' "" " i ' . ,owIwi,,b''hrB(.(JtIOcrrit iw. . tUAUOJi, GILLIAM CO.; OREGON". TiTTmcrw I there. ' - . 1 ' vuu L'O, 1002. vn IrTL iDtJAIW TA fr"TVri t- t I - EVENTS OF THE DAY I GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE TWO HE-MISniCRES. Secretary Now at Work on ltlnorer-A Word to Entertainment CommltUe.. Washington, Doc. 20. President Roosevelt In already giving bit atten- uon co it,. Western trip which be plan, to take la the Spring, Becre- NEWS OF OREGON nrm op interest from all parts t OP THE STATS. ant Happening, of the Part Week. JL. 'aJ or rather- th Itfaearle.. ; PwitflUdli. Comicf r .J k ' . n. "vraL At least Lik.i- t.. : "Mr'''.V..."PB w,,,...b9 lBl1 and clr- interesting to Our 1"""'"" win determine which Many Keaderi. I U be i choaoa. If state affalra are I uraoni it u ill l. t. .... An wrthcuak. in . th;Tww.r,,r?-!j" -.h - . ". i mo bikj property I "". i vuiuaiea lor u rt1 Relt av, hi. flrat trl?'.? i'L.TL""!4 ,n the h110 """'ou.. fny in ilia rn,.ui.... ..,. . 1 " v Extensive .App, Canntog EatabHahmtot Started at Ltnato - Driving Sugar Mne Loga Dowa Rogue River- Larg Seppljr of Wood for state latana Aay. lun-Foreiga VoUra la Aetorfa. CandlJatea for V. 8. eeniitor are ex- U ltd SUtaa Admlta War Blockade at La Ouayra la Valid. - Waahington, Dec. 19,TLa nil. a.. CASTBO FMPnwro Darto-M. h.. I """W IAItS ivj tcu uo raarvvnaM ft, , i . to the me8s.,e. Mt 7C KE PEACE. aria JLtUTO Pin wreiga office, relative to the ,rbl- SHIPS WERE SUNK Mlddlcmea Oettlag fli to $12 Per Ton j ior val White Poor Are Fre,!n. Scranton, Pa.. Dec. IS wiion I BRITISH CiNNnv di-t foal .mv. " r" nuttS Vv. .nv vvlJJUJIHHinn TTlfT aa(A. I aBMi.M,...... day Chairman Grar oZ ,nKUlJU!1 VENEZtELAN BOATS. tration propwitfon. It i. not known Make. No Reatrfctlo.. Wh.f c "ay,Dg that the com- ' bere whether Present CanrowmZ g STJ . atlT.t? ,1 the J Towed Them to Sea fro eot to apologfae aa a condition prece dent to arbitration! but .. .... ' "J'W viiBI Mmleter Co wen can indue him 0 If till, will h. etiffl..l- . .. 1- :. ---v. w meet ute ited parly In the "W nomerou.. ZrCL me "'Pointed Wa-hlngton, Dec 22 -The. Prealdenfg leg ,,J' C-t I line in eereral yean. forta wlil make ao adiuatment Zch h Lnlted Sute Mini waukee. through The city election, at Monm.h mon calt. Bowen. to whom President Caatm programme whlt h whs """" winnrs tfat fv fn to in mii.w .l" "t ti.- .i ... trlke. -uuno w,cMi..-T 1 .pologie. .re tender .!.,.. fntru.ted full power to tiurZ Tei'owatone Id the field. ' " " wpted. then tl, rriui "7 .TJ w th the alliea. topping ... aituatiaa mill i. ? . "iol Castro desire, that v-jt iQUJuvMi ind BVma . . r tiro, may be spent in ZT !""c? D.n.el1 Washington, and the r " . . 1 r., i .v. . ' "era or IWO . , . . I , . WJC sins who were . in achmu wrvTUi- oerore the commiaiin ..... . .... . " I . "tcruay ana T,-tYM(lc( That They rc"uaea ln they worked all nleht . luc pe0p,e OI tae community r ciuzena or the commonwealth buouio not let the Indent - WHU" out taking some steps to have the Legislature of Ppnnviwat. if consider the enartmnf - . - . ... " V A Id Sf mat will forbid the cranio... . Cnlldrpn ot nlirt.. . . Are Worklag with the Powers. Washington, Dec. 22. The settle-1 the Hnrhnr nt " Ouayra and Returned Two Hour Later Without Them - Cannon Shot. Were Wrtlnctly Heard by Officer. In Vcnezuclaa Fort. now Minister President Castro baa negotiate bna nr,ir.r.,i f . . telyou bo Included n all nian. ?. inB t-hour bill, the army ,i .1. 100 1 re,"flnt- This rcmln iiu inn ann rnk nmu ttt.iti. - i iukui itinm tinarniirtiu t.. rency Ui. r- ew. h.. shown that it la not. recent election, aho' . wl",.w. C0.n!n1 V' to . "T, "!.-com.,n o K' .kesbarre, president of , , iv iiiiuunniililhiBiIil.i.I i luicnur. inn cnatm I. I nrmo in rnai r ... . WaI .tb1 rbitr.Uo. will prevail J ar?l P: !" .D.aw for the ence ha. shown that it la not rriiwui, any or which I. jrood uingiey rate. 1000 last rpa. .k- me "vi uuk anornop on presentine an in!.i...i n rna -nrHnsM th. . " against The rer!- - v. 'V'" was "!. C. Had live fn th i71L o tV; arre, president of i. . .., uu vasiro isirr .""" v-oai romnanr f . J Caracas, Dec. IS. Th l.nvni-nr.- d Margarita Island reports f',af n.in.... and German warghina rn .t. Island. When the combined iw the Venezuela shlna at r r.. .u- me father, of two of " u coraanaer delivered to the presented. One earned ;enen,e,a captains the following per cent, of ma J a"nCh nCr' C,Ut down h' !nf'i nd th"n bJoned her In i (ieabled condition. ' the Hay and night, in carriages' "-rn, a private residence, may be entrtRned. and 1 ". wmcn are not . to thl. effect will have to be altered. meU I aiv v. ft. gw rv. mhiaimt.1.4 in l . at din- ----"-'. puning where he :T; rt .T" ,v! inugii train, and ,7 .oetween the allie, and st nii!,t! r,"'ui w KOB tt thl) fammi. r I twinei. It ia hl -w k firsM. icatiin ut . I . ... . . i uuuee a i Meacham tnr ubiit, at least, ia n..t n.i. .i veneiueu By ordpr tt m .. . BuvereiEji and at the command f .v. . tne German amia i Z h. tb? comma.nder of the Fan- nag lmmedlatplT an a tQ ," with vnnr z ou.r s,"p Thla i- Z "nuia ten minutes. Li" i", measure of war on the h Dut on,y with the hopefal that arbitration will prevail arPTndanrlth Ule' by c- 8. Daow for 52 Jfp 5" C.: b only" wi h S frtf..i...r... , wui prevail, arm. and ammunition have Wn , I miners, said he hni IX. . lDe. object of making r,,i:t . , .""""."T 18 aow nub to nished them. bosines. as lue wa' nre of Ton- k7 ""Jl" . . . -" ra comnariT nn. -z ""'K u uruer 10 nr lea r in. vrAMA.n.i m Dec. 22. Lopes erated the BlacrDiVmonrandDoT th Veneznelan Gore: Baralt, ?n mnes near Wilkesbarre. He said COgn,e oui" , just demands. to re in case fcJ .8,n.ew.raon',or Nevada was given ihoJef tr'P 'KPort. Mas.faod kS contra,t -P'd by 1 it NATIONAL CALAMITY. L Miniate- f '"."? hla rm.- . Ton rf.V, ln "SB nteraDonthf...., . ' 7.r."" falr..hatra:i7 r. .? " bands of .v." t .XITf vuuu I8n. to "erend your ... . . . ; wisiiHon o ui.il,". i " " vmiea Duies ua aiarcn 14, and on Vn. . y 1 ua" ue onugea to war would itonoiUh.ti..tr . I Minister Bowen a dnmn I vembpr 11 . ft0, from n rffr, .u. Ian. with tbe loll rlgh f ,1 ir Castro w institutional Property." luOK no,a or the ams. - f-. a continn.1 r CT, and this might neatlT n,r .h- f.r"1 ? republic, and coun- .. Mr- Haddock then rnTnin .v.. "ECKERMAN. Cm psrttnent of "V" D" of ?". ton. which runs fro fto Further details of . .;;;:: . ..w.c,6U Auaira. m wcirh Mr Rn... io o:uu Donnrfd wo. a j ... . . .6 ui ... .. M recognized as the onlr .rr." ao that th. .Si" ".,1 ag0 veelan Bhip. have been ob- w niKn rewwaa UUvTh-m laniriir. .u . . . I vaairo. Ii " air. BOWen I -rv" uuuu. was DXPd Tca . I tha 1 n.,..,. .' . r"!-:- "wa.ingaesBionof tbe If ir.,,.L. .. recognized a. the only renrBnta. o that the emnWe- -6" -to acn Pral.i.n n..... .... .. . . ?ni1. i.Zr,'' ''. wee. K....-. V a- Venezuela in the matter of ef. r me ton 2240 noun. r -- ' irum an entry made In th tuelan rebel, ar. h;; 4..vn; eromeBt ln.;7r .n9. v: Adriveof lOO.OOO f and fJniiBt .1." : aetueinet of the difficulty 8 Rov? the size of pea. Pea'roal 1 ot the signal men of the fort. Powers; .III... want . ."."'T here have no a v k i"I,p.er.B on it. w down th ch a- "ec,.ewr and " Pwers. u te. below that was waste. Thla ress at La Guam. It ia , fn " . :.i:,;Zn:rrf 'V. refuses- ? "-u.w ",co can insider. as were is a vast quantity I aut department, forwardin. t iu-iT: ont restriction, and he la to nH . i Haddock said the'mii" r ""JUU1711 aaea me to see if J M.a. .iijiirinii nun. I . . .. .1.. ... i uljnh . 1 1 m . ... r. . ... 1 1 una n. . . i . .. - . 4 . .... .v wi .... 1 h. a... ... w.. 1 uuuiciiicu in fv u? 1 . w na oraamm. . . r 1 . r i .... m ... . . . 1 mirsn. nnojini. . . . . . . v n. i. ... . 1 . -. v. .. v. 1 1 1 1 n.ir m:r An lnmrmat I fvmie w uroiert in. mi... m are uaTins- ill bj eta . i.t.. u . ........ m guarantee Cnatro. In ryn. ,. i, ,, . I j , " v ronsiaer-i ; i " UD,o is a vast Quantity :rL'S W'n'1 'h' H2i. in Upper cj ed by German auuor " vuuuuj, cfAa wwla W.',h ih9 mur,,r ttwin "WOO, ?ottlniV?o" Aa, Mteni'" and profluble apple- bltma eJnan W,"M Ala- d machinery destroyed. a7 the f;nn n ,nJry ha, bLn .Urid ffj a if h V. . p. 8eni co,re rop. , luere aa almost aolJm. I the total llMlrnct i of .t I I(kI tnnn .. 1 .. . . ,,., . , , --wm vi ui.u; wneri: -i-i-v iu iruit gooa lor cook. KSJ'Sn nomaet ni. . i , ,B nuueu to I uaiurai Slate. his amount, the actual losse. ascend Bix Alhan. to a fantastic sum. " L b,Jt A.,bany boys are under arrest for A cousin of King Alfonio of Spain ho '.erre,tt0tl 10 M "U',a, ""SI The Imperial n 1. . . 1 vuunc 1. urnor ni lessly bankrV.pt " 0Pe" n V0,CV? U u 'wllvlty and " Z 1 Chinese swiJl-gatherer, y uanar ipt. a new eruption I. feared at any time f?d flna"r "ultinf him and striking hnl&r W,h0 5le! ,n a N'ow York f-f ?nri indeacrlbable, for, besides J m oa th with a rack, rendering Hospital WSB frtunil n lie lOsa of COfTon uhl,., I. ..j him innnnwK.lo ri .. ' .. . . wcriim. ,, ik.t .mn " coumsiuu i. , iuot are name to '11 BDOlit 300. OOD nn Intoi. .k. Iterma fn k t..l., . u"! 000 In h DoaapKjiInn Cermany will demand some sort of spology from Venectieta In addition to payment of her claims. Conflicting political Interest. In Congress threaten to prevent the ad mission of any new states at all this session. . . The United States 8teel Corpora tlon, by a recent purchade of two Im mense plants, acquires a practical monopoly of Its line. Venezuela has given Minister Bow en, United State. Minister, full pow er to effect a settlement with Eng land, Germany and Italy. Owing to the Unusually hlirh rata of exchange, business Is entirely par alyzed, for all Imported articles have -cached such price, that very Few 1 abViifc V aVln . T person, can .fiord to bur them, and P50' 4? ' k at 3-80' ,or the person, can aflord to buy them, Rnd most of the merchant. . .ell Just enougn to cover their expenses. The board of trustees for the state insane asylnm accepted 2,160 cord, of Dig nr woou at from 11.93 H to $3 pr main buildinss. and 6S0 cnria second-growth fir at from 2.25 "miru iu vuvrr iueir expenses. i " m f.;v w TV,. . . . i... IHAitwiu-J . .1 Inn i . un uii ymi ui 1110 preseni una k" wm, .uu iuu nuui vi oiu nr .nnlltl la tk.t -. ... I I In. Ik. (.. 1.. f 1 .1! ur T.a uwu cnange. ana n ia ai- TKa Knrtn , vt. Jt most unenduauHj Just now. Articles , - ' uiuipi aic of first necessity have reached Inac- tr,ct Jut outh of Waldo, Josephine cesslble prices, and the' poor class of "tj. becoming one of the moat ac- nnnnl. .ivn.lHM u . llva hnlnln. K.l.lnl. Ml k : . : .. ' uie west. Mace the rich copper die- KtmuULLtO A CLUB FOOT. coveries maue mere last spring a num- oer of miners have aone into th dia. uch m.tter. of information tooVhing -stso'f I?" theTnter! Tork are paying" 9llthirSgSS Na'vTwaf f...uB rBl8 01 Venezuela. The State Denart. Judge Gray "Do thT coming from Mr.BoTe;:"",'1 ' .1 TtTlVt It la rteOniteiv it,., 1 ' ' miners nave gone into the dU- dent Roo"; a'nf a Sy oS- Sur,ftt,n LortBI CraM The hr,cta?d ".any claims have been uken .a. . ... . I " ia - avt a I Hit ain.l mra Km nas 1analAivA.I guinea men win make a tour of the Northwest in the Spring. Orders for the dlspoBal of Dewey', fleet during the holidays show plainly that they are not to threaten Vene zuelan troubles In any way. Formed It as Nature Should. P nd ra being developed New York. Dec. 20. Dr. Loren has Commissioner Hermann ba. recom -' ' t v,i v . v. li, iA;iriiai uiib --bis4vjv aivi uiauu uwu Tecum for the first time since he arrived in mended the repeal of the lieu land law. Jl&tyPKULM fDr Th Multnomah club of Portland has SrtaitUa anlZated thecSl- commen "rangemenf for holding hin,i . ...n i. ... i a Bireet lair. I pT. WL UUtlt 1L .LIB BB BU1L Bnfl nil- I Miners continue to snrlnir damaclnir I nhio . a ninn. n. t-i l.I r inn n i . teatlmnnT atrnlnat th rnnl nnnninr. I nhi . .... ' I.... . 1 .. " i-v..w... uvu,, uiuiuBu ii iiuo us proper lorra, acnyo measure. 10 secure the enact A rruit company w th a canital of "uu,,ll-n uii iub operation was men. 01 oetter srame laws. All mnmr 0.080 ha. been organized In Cal- " 7 . 'r8lf casi wa ni" in the, opinion that hunting for the i .in. r .u" .ii "rn"r.vI.. . " vi"lmre anouia be entirely prohibited i-iiv . i i i in nil w u in un niiuw f 11 ill linn 11 tr . John TV Prtplfnfnllr hna nnnfrDmtnrl I M. . . . . . . Mu.iiuu iu me uuivcioiiy ui or nve aaya. and that it would be necessary to keep the cast on for six or seven months, after which she could walk. Four operations for congenital dis locations were performed and at their Chicago, Germany approve, of the States' protest against the elan blockade. United Venezu- .... ...... ii"iiiuiio were periormea ana at meir Ohio. River rose 12 feet In 24 hours close Dr. Loreni showed that he was fenn anrnn. ant.w nnl U.I.. V. ...... I . . b.uu .ncin ."c; iuui-iuui.'u uni ties i a tired, man. vaiuea i stu,uuu. Tralnwrecker. removed a rail from I THIS IS SANTA'S BUSIEST YEAR. an Aiaoama road ana cnuaod a had wrecK. No fatalities. Prosperity Has Enabled Him to Break All a curouer s jury uuriuea mat Mrs. previous Records In Liberality. Marv Collins, of Seattle was mnr. I . . . dered by strangulation. LItVDe20,rl1 TIP order records have been broken in the ine nouse nas passed the senate central poBtoillce, Wednesday' trans 11 at ntaAP.Hl.l IQ AAA - (I I. A I.. .If . x I a. aAa... a. . bill appropriating $22,000 for a light nouse at MUKiiteo roint, vvasn. A noted Umatilla chief named Five Crows was found dead near Athena, Ore. Ue wag drunk when last seen alive. Secretary of War has sent to con gress an estimate of $60,000 for a new hospital at Vancouver barracks, Wash. actions amounting to $1,168,741. This Included money order. Issued, both domestic and foreign, the certificates oi uepoait issued to out-of-town post masters, money orders paid and money order drafts. European ad vices brought the Information that the incoming Chrlntm&a mall wnnlit bo much larger this year than ever oeiore. Tne uymjic, bound for New York, ia said to have on board 2600 The Etrurla is alBo . . . , ... . , nncra nr man a company or cracK rme snots is i " , " T . being organized among mountaineers Koml"K with 1805, the Kaiser Wilhelm i . . ... . . I rtep (lrnssn with ftfin inil Ih.fil Innl. a Montana io go 10 tne am oi rresi dent Castro. Admiral Dewey has been ordered to keep his fleet together near Venezu ela, presumably to escort American ships through the "peaceful blockade" of La Guayra. ; . President Compere, of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, testifies be fore strike' commission that operators are directly responsible for importa tion of ignorant foreigners. - The Japanese government had or dered several large X-ray .machines to tier Grosse with 6C0 and the St. Louis wun sw, a total or 636&. ., . Warning to Westerners. Washington, Dec. 20. The Secre tary of the Treasury went to the Har !em . dinner in a Tuxedo coat That was a sin a violation of the law of etiquette almost inexcusable. . For the President of the United States was there, and where the President of the United States is, It is a full- rtreRa fnnnflnn Thla mlcrlif ha o .Ann uerea several large A-ray .macnines to I " 1 o - be used In the mint for photographing thing to remember when the Presi- oiuijiujcb nuu .m Buajjuvieu oi nwai-1 Hem is on cis visitation, or tne west .. I .. mt i .i . i i i . 1 . . . luwuig cuuih. cuing snow piainiy on the photographic plate. Severe cold weather in Austria is causing' acute suffering. ' The Alaska salmon pack for 1902 next Spring. If you have a long-tailed coat get it out. . Fodnd 1100,000 on a Beggar. Tnrnntn. IIbp ' 5(ffl. Wimon a nuiumu JUjlW 1U1 XtfV. ... .... , - J . u will amount to 2,470,000 cases or more Jew, who begged for admision to the lk. .ko ...k.l 1(111 I than the pack of 1901. Martin Tower of Marshfleld, has been appointed collector of customs for the Coos Bay district. Hon. Solomon Hlrsch, a pioneer merchant of Portland, legislator and ex-minister to Turkey, Is dead. A Columbian steamer, carrying a large number of soldiers, was wreck ed and nearly all on board drowned. general hospital here on Saturday, Is lead. An examination of his cloth ing resulted In finding script worth $31,000. Other papers showed him to be worth nrnhnhlv 1100 000. Pnr twenty years he has slept in sheds and stables. He sold papers and beg ced. His heirs are his wife and daughter, living, it is thought, in San Francisco. The present session of concrrean will not be asked for a government appro priation ior the iuuo fair. There is a petition beintr circulated in the eattern part ot the state asking me legislature to enact a law nmh K i ing the herding of sheep within a dis tance OI tWO miles Of anv hah iatfnn It is being pressed by cattlemen in the main although a great many business men wno are not interested in stock are signing. Idaho and California have such laws. PORTLAND MARKETS. , Wheat Walla Walla. 70(ft 7 1 Ki stem 78079c; valley, 75J76o. ,s; Barley Feed. 123.50 ner tnm h-. ing, $24.00. Flour Beat grade. 3.6004 10; mh. am, $3.20(33.60. Millstaffs Bran. 119.00 BAP ton middlings. 123.50: ahorta. tin nn- chop, $18. Oats No. 1 white. ll.lRrai 17V. gray, $1.121,15 per cental. .Hay Timothy. Iluvan. .inv $9.00; cheat, $89 per ton. ' Potatoes Best Bnrnanka An7An w VVJ4J W per sack : ordinary. BCvaoDn Mr Mnl.l growers' prioea; Merced sweets, $1.76(3 per cenwi. Poultry Chickens. wiItmI young, 10c; hens, llllc; turkeys, live, 13 14c; dressed, 15 17; duck., $56 per doaen; geese, $6.5 d 7. Cheese Fnll cream, twin, i a ua? 17c: Yonnc America. 17 Wmiaiz . factory price., 11 Jo less. Butter Fancy creamery. 97UAQfti. per pound: extras. S0c ; Hai, on 22,c; .tore, 15Q18. Egga 2535o per doeen. Hop New crop, 2328e per poond. Wool Valley. lSWriMK. p. Oregon, 814Mc; mohair, 2628c. Beef Gross, cows. Su pound; .teers, 4c; dretsed, 67o. veai iw&tftt. Mutton Groaa. -u . j . drsBsed, 6c ( .Grosa, S).c per pound; Ho29 Grou. BViaa V .... j . dreBBed,77c. T Jue navy deoartment h "r.r.""""OB,on r "'a mstru nouncement to n,.ir " T' 1? ",T".r'w- . j . . . ---..r"o or-1 cuia nere are dependent nnon ft . -ta,tol,WT,hiP.Bd tha receipt, through the State De It was repeated that tl, .u ..... rartment r f- UCr and aim of the department is so to I eramamtai of Great BriUin. Germany -v 'virniB. am im isr at i. mm rn imtuvM- v lu rr uhiimiuui nr a v t-f m ant port, that the mn m.. tion advanced by Venecneia Tk... Jleve. Chritsmas week without overtax- rSIm!," art exPected tomorrow, ing the facilities ,t any one f'u,!he' 06 '"orable. the Venezu- Sccretary MoaiIt . ' i I F . c,au soernment strongly desires that F na-tUB am ar at al 1 nu rw ai at the day before the hcn, rT.i Z Z'? n "".ul?c.e " lne Ambassadors of "- t-n.Muuaiwiir HlVjy Vy mm t MWi,'fih.yi. uu-ni-iFare i.a in hi. annual report for the betterment 0uajrra December 23 for the United of the navy, I States on board the Steamer Caracas, wuiiu ib uue iu rraco new lorx we- BOXERS BREAK OUT AQAIN. wm the Ambassa. iAnm I. TI-. . 1. 1 . . . ., .. m BBuiuuion. no meeting to Swarming Around Two Cities Regular, discus terms of settlement is to be I Tm.KI. . - .t I k.lj ir . uciu uu Venezuelan sou. . El MochO" Hernandez the re. leased revolutionary leader, called at the American Legation thla mnrnlnt for the purpose of paying his respects to Minister uowen. This afternoon President Castro, accompanied by his wife, also called at the Legation, where be stayed for three-quarters of an nour. Leiutenant Van Duzen, of the gun boat Marietta, has been sent bere from La Guayra to act as secretary to wr. isowen. Merchants of all nationalities here hope that the arbitration proposal will be accepted, and that, as a result Of the nresent effort a in ronrh a nn. clfic settlement, the proposed block- aae or la uuayra. Puerto Cabello Maracaibo. Cora Carnnann and nar. celona. announced for Deeemher SO will not become effective. British and German ships of war are paying daily visits to Marearita Island. Pearl-fishing boats from Mar garita report the presence of three men-oi-war near juan uriego Unable to Disperse Them. Victoria. B. C, Dec. 19. Mail ad vice, received from Chanvirinir in th Szechuan province of China, report inai Dotn the cities of Meichon and Kaitinsfu have had their catea clnvl and a state of seige declared, owing to me numerous bodies of armed Boxers in their vicinity, it being feared by the official, that the insurgents may take the cities by surprise. Troops were sent to raise tbe siege of the two cities, but failed. It is reported from Fekin that Yung Ln, first irrand secretary of China, who. since Li Hung Chang died, is the most powerful man in China, is anxioas to resign. The empress dowager proposes to abdicate next vear. and Y nnir f.n wishes to anticipate the event by plac ing himself bevond the ranire nf mnu. quent complications. ' RELIEF FOR SETTLERS. Favorable Report Made on Moody's Land urant Llea Bill. Washington. Dee. 19Th unit. public lands committee tmlay faonrahl- reported Representative Moody', bill proposing to give to settlers on The Dalles military wasron mad landa' and ! upon railroad lands, whose entries were erroneously allowed by the interior de partment, nnder the mistaken idea that tbe lands lettled ppon were a part of tne puDiio aomain, but which were af terwards held by the superior court to be DrivatO lands, the rieht In eredit fn- residence upon a new homestead for a time eqnal to the time they resided on their original tract, excebt that each such settler must live at least one year on bis new homestead. There is now little doubt that the bill ill flr.all pass and be signed by the president. Whole Family Wiped Out. Fort Lee. N. J.. Dee. 19. By the at. plosion of a small gas tank today, the residence of John Fuglughli was demol ished, hi. five children instantly killed and his wife so seriously injured that she died later. The tank that explod ed was in the cellar, and supplied the illuminating gas for the building. The body of the eldest daughter, Clorinda, aged 22 years, who was Burnnsed tn have gone to New York, was found to- fi. ... mgnt in tne rums oc the bouse. Ohio River on the Rampage. Cincinnati ft TW 18.-The rlcn Iti the Ohio River in the 24 hours end ing With 8 a. m was 12 feet. The swift curj-ent today swept 80 coal oarges rrom their moorings and most of them sunk. All the harbor boats went in nursult hut only ahnnt 30 barges were recovered. Several men were on the floating barges and one la rennrtari mlaalnor . Tha Inea nn fh. " " f WW. ... .... 1 ( . .. U ....... v. V.. V barges Ib estimated at $50,000. China Will Pay In Silver. WaRhinctnn. Ttae. 19. Unofficial ad. vice, have leached here that China in tends to pay tbe next Installment of the Boxer indemnity in silvrr. Tha reports indicate that China is driven to ims course oy me iaci mat an ot ner revonnes are navable in silver and the great Internal financial strain make, it impossiDie to ootain goia. Allied Powers Helping Rebels. Caracas. Dec. 22. Dnrumentn and letters which have heen Beeiire hv the Venezuelan authorities are said to prove the connection of the Matos revolutionists witn tne recent demon stration ot the allies against Vene zuela. It is reported that, since the cap ture of the Venezuelan fleet, muni tions of war have been shipped open ly from Willemstad to ports on the Venezuelan coast, and steamers are said to have sailed from Port of Spain, Trinidad, with the knowledge. It Is alleged, of the British authorities there, bearing arms and ammunition to the Venezuelan revolutionists at Cindad Baliver, on the Orinoco River. St. Louis Exposition Stamps. Washington, Dec. 22. The Post office Department is just about to take up the subject of the special is sue of stamps to be designed for the St Louis Exposition. Even so early it is understood that George H. Dan iels, that enterprising publicity ex pert of the New York Central, Is to have on one stamp a picture of his 91.finn. flvA- T.Dat ttfriA If waa tha Empire State Express which served as a moaei ior rapia railway transit, and Mr. Daniels again claims the dis tinction of furnishing the speediest model. . ' - Another Industry for Washington. Chehalls, Wash.. Dec. 22. John W. Reynolds and Murphy & Stuchell have completed arrangements for put ting in a new factory at Chehalls. The new plant will manufacture bed spring, and mattresses, make mold ings and do upholstering as well as doing a general planing-mill business. The site chosen adjoins the railway a hundred yards nortn or the stocK- yards. This is the fourth factory es tablished in Chehalls within a year. ' . . I Earthquake in Costa Rica. San Jose. Costa Rica. Dec. 22. Two violent earthquakes were ex perienced here at 4 o clock this morn ing. The people were greatly alarm ed, -but there were no casualities. Several other shocks followed at in tervals. These, however, were of di minishing severity. "Possibly." MURDERERS SENTENCED. Oscar Bradahaw Must Suffer Death - Muett Oct. 2d Years. Walla Walla tv.oi. r- . der sentence of denth .TT. ..n; L e. fact that the Retribution re- out, at the state penitentiary Oscar . i r Guam a,oae two fours Bradshaw. a younV TiSl af ?ri!avin the captured ves- the city yesterdaT in,in- l .l.'" . was connrmed North Yakima, for the mnrder of Peter Nelson, at Pasco, last July. 1 Germany Accepts America's Protest. i ne aeain penalty la to be inflicted Berlin, Dec. 18. Secretary Hay's SZl'c?1 t0 tbe ote cePS American ships from , . . . . - - " 1 ium iiiitea north. I had heard Inn on and Baw the two steamers had disap peared and understood they had Ibeen sunk by the Vineta and Retri bution. At (ha l v... . .. ., " a" our tne alone " returned t0 the. harbor The fact that the Retribution re- by English res- Supreme Court Is nerferted with Bradshaw came William Wot lett. a much Older man. under can. tence of 20 years at hard labor, for the part he took in the murder of iseison. Bradshaw was tried Decem ber 3 and 4. and a verdict nf niin or mumer m the first degree waa en- terea Dy tne jury after a strong ef fort for a liehter verdict. TTnnn th action of the jury being announced o Keiiett be asked to be allowed to plead guilty to murder In the second certain restrictions of the Venezuelan blockade is favorably received by the , German Government. , The Vnroivn ' Office treats the matter as not rais ing any essential difficulty as being without precedent, since Germany made a similar reservation in the Cretan blockade. The precise status of American vessels under the blockade will be defined in an official notifica tion. Minister Bowen's communication to Vccu gum LLI 1UUIUVT in me Second I . . "u.vu o v-vmuiumctiuuil iu degree. After the state had advised Germany through the United States 1. .U . .. . l . . . I nnv.nnn.nt In nKnl. . n : 1 in the matter the plea was accepted. and the sentence of 20 years inflicted ny judge Kudkln yesterday. VOLUNTEERS FOR CASTRO. Government in behalf of PreaMonr Castro, received here yesterday, was a simpie proposal to arbitrate the question in disDute. and waa nnt ac companled by any conditions. England Will Oo After Castro, London. Dec. 18. Renlvintr tn n I question in the House of Lorcl3 to day, Lord Lansdowne. the Foreien Secretary, said that if the seizure of Crack Shot, and Old Mountain Men from Montana Will Join Venezuelans. Butte. Mont;. Dec. 1 it io stated w w uoi Buueara lu un a?nnn Hiirnnr- i ---i;, nam iua. ia iuo stiiiirH 01 ity that a filibustering party is being I the Venezuelan gunboats did not pro- nrtv-aniTol In Ruff avv I dlice th A dpirH ofToo fnvtVaK -"0v a-ubw Kf MJ 1 CUCSUcta. I ' w u.v,bt iui 1 It is said, at least, that an alleged erc,ve .measures would be employed. juou eiory m tae inter-Mountain, i "" "u uwu cuiismerea m concerning a party of Montana fili- consultation witn Germany, and it busters, who are organizing to go to I had Deen decided to resort to a block- VcTlOVllAla l r-Anllv V.aJAj nn, fn.i I &dA Of tllP TOrt3 It XUia tint Intetnlr. a Cttllj Mas-JLl UUVIU AaUL. I " - mn uucu A number of Butte men have to land a British force, and still less .1...J. , ! i . im . . I trt fr Tt-wr . t. urauj enuaiea. ine men conduct-1 "''"W icurauciim lermury. Ine the Rchemo are Vpenlno- It nnlet I but It is said at least one well-armed . New York, Dec. 18. Secretary Hay. company, all crack-shots, and old nas cao'a to Amcassabor Tower, at mountain men, will go South In a few Keriln. says the world s correspond days. A number of Spanish war vet- ent at Washington, to ask the Ger- ... i , . . .. I man (vnuni-n . . . .A.. . . . eraua ana several veterans or tnei"" 6inucui iu ueuuo ior mid Fenian invasion of Canada are among country exactly what is meant by a ik .ii. j I "neacefnl hlnctn?o " CONTINUE TO RUN TRANSPORTS. Ludington Advising House Committee Against Contract System. Washington. Dec. 17. Quarter. master-General Ludington of the Army, before the House committee on military affairs, today advocated con tinuing the transport service under the control of the War Department. He said the cost of the service as now conducted is about . $3000 less than any of the estimates submitted by Drivate concerns, but nafd that in. hla opinion It would be in the interest of tne soldier ana service for the War Denartment to onerate ita own linn. General Ludington, speaking of mat ter of carrying private parties on the Government transports, said the num ber waa Insignificant and that where abuses had occurred in that direction tney already had been corrected. A Western Philanthropist. . Louisville, Ky., Dec. 18. A deed was recorded yesterday, whereby South Park, formerly a Summer re sort, situated 13 miles from Louis ville, passed into the hands of Wil liam H. Beach, a Los Angeles, Cal., capitalist. It is, stated that he will convert part of the property into a Rummer reanrt and another nart Into a children's home, where abandoned waifs will be given every care and attention. The place contains about 300 acres of land and a 25-acre lake. Russians Raised Wheat In Alaska. Taenma Tleo. Ifi. That wheat waa crown In Alaska by tha Russians a century ago is proved by the discov ery oi two oia nour mms ouut Dy the subjects of the Czar. One of these is on Wood Island, in South eastern Alaska, and the other in the interior. The iormer mill has just heen Inveetlcftted hv 1? R Tavloa He says the old flour mill was built eariy in tne last century. 'peaceful blockade." Although it has not been nut Into public expression, this government contends tnat there is no such thin? as a "peaceful blockade." If a state of war does not exist this government will contend, at the proper time, that United States ships must be allowed to pass.1 v The test will come when the Red D Line steamer Caracas arrives at La Guayra. probably next Saturday. If that ship goes through, as it is ex pected it will, other ships from other nations will also demand to go through, and the "peaceful blockade" will become a farce. If Germany insists on its right to blockade peaceably and refuse to let American ships through, then Ad miral Dewev'a fleet, will ho sent tn Venezuela to convoy the American ships through the German and English lines. Admiral Dewev has heen told to keep his fleet together. The rea son this government makes this de mand of Germany is because it hns in writina- In hlaclr and wliite the fullest statement of Germany's inten tions in Venezuela. It has no such statement from England. The diplo mats of that country were shrewd ' enough to make only a verbal state ment of intent. The Administration is awaitine Ger many's answer with same anxiety. 1 ne situation Is now more critical than it has heen since the trouble be gan. . Italians Gladly Join In Blockade. London Tlec 18 News has been received in London that all the em ployes o the La Guayra-Uaracas ana Puerto Cabello-Valencia Railroads are safe. Telegrams received here from Berlin confirm the statement that it has been arranged for Italy to join the blockade, and say that , the German Government will ask consent of the Bundersrath to a pro posal to make the Venezuelan block ade more stringent.