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EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from
Parts ot the World.
PREPARED FOR THE BUSY READER
Lett Important but Not Lett Intor
eating Happenings from Point
Outside the State.
John R. Walsh begins five year term
Unionists gained more than they ex
pected in the English election.
United Mine workers of America be
gin convention in Indianapolis.
The biff ice gorge in the Ohio river
has broken without doing any serious
Convicted conspirators in Hermann
trial say men in Washington were in
It is rumored that Pinchot may take
the presidency of the University of
William H. Mcllvoy, a civil war
veteran aged 74 years, died at Madii
on. 111., leaving 26 children and 118
President Taft has issued a proclam
ation granting mimimum tariff rates
to Italy, Great Britain, Russia, Spain,
Turkey and Switzerland.
Paulhan makes a new world's record
by flying across country nearly 24 miles
and then returning safely to his start
ing point, at an average speed of about
45 miles per hour.
' A French astronomer says the earth
will pass through the tall of the Hal
ley comet, composed of gas and me
teorites, on May 19, but that no incon
venience will result to us.
One thousand farmers hold conven
tion in Walla Walla.
Banker Walsh is preparing to go to
prison and serve his time.
A Boise Chinaman was nearly killed
by agents of some powerful tong.
Taft and Pinchot addressed the Na-
tional Civic zederatio from the same
Dismasted and helpless the ship Wil
liam H. Smith was tuowed into harbor
on Puget sound.
The Russian government will not ac,
cept Knox's scheme for neutralizing
The forest service bureau baa ap
proved the sale of 14,000.000 feet of
timber in the Shasta forest reserve,
President Madriz, of Nicaragua, will
bring to trial everyone implicated in
the shooting of the two Americans,
Groce iaand Cannon.
The Lafean apple box bill has been
pigeonholed. If it ever appears before
congress again it will be mercilessly
slaughtered by Western congressme.
Lumber schooner Acme, from Eu
reka, crashed into the breakwater at
Los AIngeles. Her officers declare
there were no lights on the breakwater.
It la said Pinchot has eye on presi
Los Angeles Is said to be "areonut-
ty" over the aviation exhibition.
Both sides admit that the Liberals
have won in the English election.
A Chicago man died under the in
fluence of the new anesthetic, stovaine.
China has opened two towns in
Chientao, complying with Japanese
Four were killed and three were in
jured in a freight wreck on the Illinois
Curtlss, Paulhan and Hamilton, all
execute daring aerial maneuvers in
teeth of gale.
Roosevelt witnesses a successful
lion-spearing in east Africa. Kermit
is first white man to successfully stalk
and kill a bongo deer.
A German prince who has carefully
watched proceedings at Aviation park,
says dirigibles are the only practical
air craft yet Invented.
E. H. Wemme, a Portland capital'
1st, who owned the first automobile in
the northwest, baa purchased a Curtias
areoplane and will have it on exhibi
tion in Portland Jan. 25 to 29.
Truce arranged between Republican
regulars and insurgents in houae.
The British bouse of lords is engaged
in a vote which means life or death.
A gigantic graft plot involving mil
lions has been uncovered in Pittsburg.
The political situation in Spain
threatens the downfall of the preaent
A diver at Long Beach, Cel., won a
desperate battle with a devilfish on the
Mississippi ice gorges have filled the
' levees high with wreckage, and the
river is rising.
President declines to permit Repre
' sentative Mondoll to introduce land
bills tagged "by request."
C. K. Hamilton, an American avia
tor, failed in an attempt to beat Paul
ban's altitude record of 4,155 feet.
Paulhan made a auccessful flight
across the country at Los Angeles, but
fsiled to beat Curtias' speed record.
Both East and West are suffering
from heavy anow and floods. Trains
are snowbound throughout the Missis
President's message urges reform
of land laws, conservation of timber,
preservation of forests and improve
ment of waterways.
A Utah mall carrier was frozen to
death sitting on his boras.
A Nicaraguan rebel army confronts
the government forces and a battle is
MAKES ANOTHER RECORD.
Paulhan Flies 23 Miles and Returns
Safely to Starting Point.
Aviation Field, Log Angeles, Jan. 19.
Louis Paulhan, in his Farman bi
plane, made today what aviation ex
ports here consider the most remarka
ble cross country flight in History.
On the wings of a wind that the
other aviators hesitated to face, the
little Frenchman rode from Aviation
field to "Lucky" Baldwin's ranch, 23
miles away, circled the old Santa Anit
racetrack and bucked his way back to
In all he covered an estimated dis
tance of 47 miles in one hour, 2 min
utes, 42 2-5 seconds. He went down
with the wind in 30 minutes and came
back against it in 83 minutes, leaving
off the odd seconds.
Tho country over which he traveled
was the valloy lands of the San Gabriel
river and the plateau leading to the
ocoan. He could have landed at almost
any place, but he did not. When he
climbed out of his car he said his motor
was as cool, i as when he started and
that he could do the trip over again at
In sheer, beaut v and contempt of
danger the flight rivals that seen on
anv of the aviation fields of the old
world. The only test approaching it
in this country was that made by Wil
bur Wright last fall, flying with an
army officer from Washington to Alex
andria and return, a distance of ten
Blorlot, Latham, Farman and Cody
have made flights nearly as long, per
haps, but they havo not come back,
Cody flew 40 miles at Aldershot in 62
minutes last fall. Farman took a 20
milo run to spend a day shooting with
a friend, but he landed at one end of
Cortlandt F. Bishop, president of the
Aero club of America, snid tonight that
he did not know of any flight equal to
I'aulhan's. It in probable that the
prize of $10,000 will go to the French
There will be a good deal of official
pondering and cabling, howover, before
a new world record is added to the
elorv that already belongs To France,
1'aulhan maintained an aitituue oi
from 1000 to 2000 foot on his way over
the valley. His highost point was 2130
feot, as indicated by the instrument in
his car. Undor him, speoding over the
country roads, scattering chickens ana
domestio animals, were motors trying
to keop in touch with him in case he
should fall or have to descend. Mmo.
Paulhan followed in an automobile,
praying and crying.
When i'auinan reacnea ine granu-
stand, on his roturn, he was mobbed,
The crowd broke through tho barriors,
The spoil undor which they had sat for
an hour, straining to see the speck in
the akv. broke in an ecstasy. The avi
ntnr was lifted un and borne over the
field as a football hero would be
trnntnrl nftnr n. n ham monnui o carao
His own countrymen kissed him and
wept in joy.
MINIMUM RATE ANNOUNCED.
President Issues Tariff Proclamations to
Washington, Jan. 19. The presidont
issuod - today his proclamations in
which it is doclnrod that, under the
now tariff law, Italy, Great Britain,
Russia, Spain, Turkey and Switzerland
are entitled to tho minimum rate lm
posod by that act.
The uroclaniations, which are identi
cal, provldo that bocaune Italy and its
colonies havo not discriminated in
ariff rates against tho products of the
United States and pay no export duty
on products sent to tho Unitod States
that discriminate, tho presidont pro
claims that on and after March 31,
1910, Italian products shall be admitted
undor the minimum tariff.
The proclamation is signod by the
president and by Secretary Knox.
Big Ice Gorge Gives Way.
Loulsvillo, Ky., Jan. 19. The great
ice gorge that for the last two weeas
as hold solid in the Ohio river from
Wolf crook almost to Louisville broke
today and it is moving tonight with
out doing any damage other than car
rying away shanty boats and small
raft and causing a cavo-in or Danas.
he flood is expectod to reach hvans-
ville, Ind., tomorrow morning. 1 here
was a rise or over two reel in me umo
at Cincinnati during the night, and it
HAPPENINGS FROM AROUND OREGON J
PENDLETON PLANS BIRD SHOW
Eastern Oregon Poultrymen Will Make
Pendleton The first annual exhibit
of the Umatilla-Morrow County Poul
try association will be held in this city
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
January 25, 26 and 27. The show will
be held in the large store room in the
Smith-Crawford building formerly oc
cupied by Cook & Perry, and the com
mittee in charge has already started to
get the room in shape lor the snow.
The association has secured the ser
vices of Elmer Dixon, of Oregon City
who will be present all during the
show and will personally pass on each
entrv. Mr. Dixon is a member of the
American Poultry association and i
licensed by that organization to judge
all varieties of poultry, and is recog
nized authority in this line of work in
the Northwest, being a breeder of
poultry himself, and his knowledge has
been gained by actual experience.
In order that each exhibitor may
have a full knowledge of what his ex
hibit is worth and in order to stimulate
the breeding of only first class'fevarie
tiea of birds in the two counties, the
score card system will be used through
out the show and each bird will pass
most rigid examination, and the result
of each examination will be contained
on the score card bung in front of the
oen containing the bird. '
In additonn to the other features oi
the poultry show, the committee has
in view the holding of a cat and dog
show during part of the time, and ap
propriate prizes will be offered in this
line to cause a large exhibit of this
class of animals to be shown.
Stanfield Population Increases.
Stanfield There has been a great in
flux of population into this locality the
past three months from the Middle
West. largely from North Dakota, bo
marked has this become that several
sections are coming to be known by the
names of the parties settling them,
such as the Fargo Orchards, Grand
Forks Orchards. Carrington Orchards,
etc. The buyers are mostly men of
means who are bringing about a rapid
development of their several tracts.
To Get Motor Car Service.
Pendleton A motor car is to be in
stalled on the Oregon Railroad and
Navigation company's line between
Pendleton and Walla Walla to replace
the steam service now connecting with
the Portland trains. The motor is ex
pected to arrive this month. A motor
service has been in operation between
Dayton and Wallula via Walla Walla
for a month, and is reported as giving
excellent satisfaction to patrons along
raining in Louisville for 12
ShonU Roughed in Tube.
New York, Jan. 19. Theodoro P.
Rhonts, president of tho Interborough
Metropolitan company, which operates
ubwav and elevated linos in iew
York, tonight rode homo from his office
tho subway in the rimn hours. Alter
being crushed, buttered and squeezed
nd carried two stations tieyonu nis
homo station, Mr. Shonts denounced
ouditioua as outrageous and character
ised bis experience as 'florae." "I'm
pretty strong man," sutd Air. mioms,
but I found it a tough job to got out.
started twice, but each time I was
Medina Oets Tip, Flees.
Managua. Jan. li. The polios broke
nto tho houso today where General Me
nu was supposed to have barricaded
i in self, but found ho bad gone. Min-
inter -General lianca has irniued a geu
oral order for his rapture on sight.
Medina was one of the men whose ar-
it was ordered after President Mad-
s had addreaoed a message to the u-
reme court demanding mat action
hould be taken egaiunt those impli
uted in tho execution of the Aiuerl-
us Groce and Cannon.
Grandfather of 118 Dies.
MttdUon, III., Jan. 11). William H.
Mcllvoy. 74 years old, died today, leav
ing lid children and 118 grandchildren
Me was a Civil War veteran and
tousled he never wore a white shirt or
collar, never used an umbrella aud
uover had a picture taken. Jlo was
married three times.
1125 Home Phones at Hood
Hood River The stockholders of the
Home Telephone company met at the
commercial club rooms recently and
elected a board of directors as follows:
Charles Hall, E. C. Smith, and C. E
Copple. The Hall brothers now hold
51 per cent of the stock. The plant is
considered to be worth about $80,000.
It was built orignally to accommodate
600 phones and there are now 1125
phones on the lines. The phones give
excellent satisfaction, and parties who
once have them installed say they
would not be without them.
Hill Survey Nears Klamath.
Klamath Falls Hill surveyors are
now encamped on the Klamath Indian
reservation. They are working less
than 60 miles from this city and the
route being followed will bring them
direct to this city. The crew left
Odell with three months' provisions.
It is expected that by the end of that
time they will be close enough to
Klamath Falls to get provisions from
this end of the line.
Dakotans See Hood Orchards
Hood River Dr. Henry Waldo Coe
of Portland, arrived in Hood River
with a special car of homeaeekers from
North Dakota, They spent a day
viewing the Hood River orchards. The
trip waa made by sleigh. Dr. Coe
left in the evening for Umatilla county,
where he will interest the parties in
the lands under the Coe-Furnish irri
Poultry Show at Woodburn.
Woodburn The second annual ex
hibit of the Clackamas and Marion
County Poultry association will be held
here on February 3, 4, and 5. Many
birds are being entered. H. C. Schell
haus of Vancouver, Wash., is superin
tending the show. The judge is Will
B, Dixon of Oregon City, The secre
tary is Mrs. Ella Plank, of Woodburn.
For Bigger and Better Fair.
Albany A better and bigger Linn
county fair was planned at the meet
ing of the board of directora of the
Linn County Fair association at Scio,
when the following officers were unan
imously elected: Dr. A. G. Prill,
president; R. Shelton, secretary; E.
D. Myers, treasurer.
Mill City Milt Operates.
Mill City The large sawmill be
longing to the Curtiss Lumber com
pany in this city is sgain in operation
after a forced lay off of several days,
owing to the recent cold weather, and
the large quantity of ice in the North
Santiam river log pond.
Brick Building for Lebanon.
Lebanon Samuel Labbe & Son have
CHALLENGES ORCHARD OWNERS
Captain Relmert, of Chehalem Moun
tain, Posts Cash for Contest.
Salem Believing that be has the
best orchard land in Oregon, in the
1,000-acre tract known as Chehalem
Mountain Orchards, Captain Paul H
Reimers has posted a $1,000 check
with W. K. Newell, president of the
state board of horticulture, challenging
any orchard land operator in the state
to show a better 4-year old orchard in
1914 than be can.
Aa evidence of good faith, Captain
Reimers has posted $1,000 with Presi
dent Newell, for which be has the fol
"Received from Paul H- Reimers,
certified check No. 651 of the amount
of one thousand dollars ($1,000). Said
check of $1,000 is to be kept by the
undersigned in trust as security of the
following challenge, to-wit:
"Paul H. Reimers challenges here
with any person or company in the sum
of one thousand dollars to plant in
Oregon during the year 1910 and de
velop during the following four years,
a better and more desirable orchard
from every standpoint, than his Che
halem Mountain orchards at Frank
and-Rex station, Oregon. Signed
W. K. Newell, President State Board
Any orchardist desiring to enter the
competition can get full information as
to the conditions of the contest from
Captain Reimers or President Newell
Irrigate 150.000 Acrea.
Klamath Falls The Warner Lake
Irrigation company was recently in
corporated with a capital stock of
$25,000, for the purpose of irrigating
a large tract of land in Lake county
under the Carey act. The officers of
the company are : W. H. Bradford,
president; E. C. Belknap, vice-presi
dent; and chief engineer; C. H.
Gleim, secretary; H. B. Millard, as
sistant treasurer and manager.
It is the intention of the company
to reclaim approximately 150,000
acres. The Warner valley is a beauti
ful district of approximately 100 miles
in length lying in the eastern part of
Lake county. This valley is so shel
tered by the mountains that it has I
climate all its own; so different is the
climate from the surrounding territory
that the stock men have for years
made a practice of wintering their
sheep and cattle in this district.
Corvallls Makes Rapid Progress.
Corvallis With 17 blocks of hard
surface street paving contracted for
and practically 50 blocks more peti
tioned for; a $25,00 church being fin
iahed ; a $30,000 high school ; new de
pot building; a large armory being fin
ished; a central building at Oregon
Agricultural college to be finished this
spring; a $35,000 heating plant to be
erected Bird Installed and the erection
of many first class residences, and and
extensions of sewer and water mams
in prospect, things for 1910 look good
VENTURA'S CREW SAVED.
Hood River Men Buy Oil Land.
Hood River Twenty local capitalists
of Hood River met and organized a syn
dicate to invest in Malheur county oil
lands. The company will secure 3,200
acres of land In the southern part of
the county. J. H. Hibbard left for
Vale, Ore., where he will look after
the location and interests of the com
pany. C. L. Morse was elected presi
dent of the local company and A. T.
Allen and J. H. Ferguson, secretary
and treasurer, respectively.
Beautify Streets with Trees.
Medford Eleven hundred trees or
dered by the Greater Medford club for
the purpose of beautifying the
streets have arrived and are now heel
ed in and will be planted as soon as the
condition of the soil warrants.
POR fLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Track prices: Bluestem,
$1.18(1.19: club, $1.081.09; red
Russian, $1.06; Valley, $1.06; 40-fold,
Barley Feed and brewing, $3030.-
60 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white. $32.50 per ton.
Hay Track prices: Timothy: Wil
lamette Valley, $18(i20 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $216123; alfalfa, $17((t l8;
clover, $16; grain hay, $1718.
Fresh Fruits Apples, $l(iS box;
pears, xi. 5Q perDox; cranberries, ?9
Potatoes Carload buying prices:
Oregon, 65((i85c per aack ; sweet pota
toes, 2 4c per pound.
Vegetables Artichokes, fid; 1.25
per dozen; cabbage, $2 per hundred;
cauliflower, $1.76 per dozen; celery,
$3.75 per crate; horseradish, 12c per
pound; pumpkins, 1 1 vC ; sprouts,
6(u;7c per pound; squash, KSilc; to
matoes, $1.60(i2.25 per box; turnips,
$1.60 per sack; carrots, $1; btets,
1.60; parsnips, $1.50.
Onions Oregon, $1.60 per sack.
Butter City creamery extras, 39c;
fancy outside creamery, 34(i 39c per
pound; store, 20of25c. Butter fat
prices average 1 0 Pr pound under
regular butter prices.
Poultry Hens, 15(il6c; ducks,
20(d'22; ceexe, 13c: turkeys, live, 19
(2c; dressed, 22Hj23c.
Eggs Fresh Oregon extras, S0(iT35c
ptr dozen; Eastern, 25(i 27c per doz
Pork Fancy, lUaHcr1 pound.
Veal Extras, 12i 12 c per pound,
Cattle Beat steers, $5(n5.35; fair
to good steers, $4.60(i4.76; strictly
good cows, $4.85; fair to good cows,
let the contract for a brick building, i $3.60(u 3.76; light calves, $5(4.5.60;
44x100 feet, with full basement. The 1 bulls, $2.60(4 3.75; stags, $3M4.
Steamer Fairhaven Rescues All on Board
In Nick of Time.
San Francisco, Jan. 18. Captain Taul
Rappemundt, his wife and 3-months-
old child, his 10-year-old son, Paul
Kappemundt, Jr., and the entire crew
of seven of the wrecked schooner San
Buena Ventura, have been saved from
the sea. They arrived in San Francisco
harbor tonight on the steamer Fair-
haven, and the first news of thenvre
ceived since their vessel drifted ashore
Friday at tbe mouth of Rogue river
came from the Fairhaven 's signal flags
as the steamer steered in through the
The party was taken from the sink
ing, water-logged lumber schooner after
three days of hardship and suffering.
They had about despaired of their
chances of escaping death in the ocean,
when the Fairhaven hove in sight just
before dusk Friday afternoon, and the
roscue was accomplished despite the
heavy sea that was running.
First Mate Erickson, of the San
Buena Ventura, was seriously injured
on Wednesday afternoon, when the
cargo of lumber shifted. Three of his
ribs were fractured, and it is probable
that he is internally injured. J. Cos
siovey, one of the seamen, sustained an
injury of the right hand. These were
the only casualties.
When the Fairhaven Bighted the dis
abled schooner Captain Paulson sent
Second Mate Johann Silversten and
four men to the rescue in a lifeboat.
After an exciting battle with the heavy
seas the small boat reached the side of
the doomed vessel. -
Mrs. Rappemundt and her son were
taken into the lifeboat. Then Mate
Erickson was lifted over the side. One
by one the members of the crew, nearly
exhausted after their many hours at
the pumps, deserted the wrecked craft;
but Captain Rappemundt refused to
loave the ship.
"fehe'll stay afloat for a week vet
and I'll stay with her," he shouted to
his men. They pleaded with him
vain, and it was not until Mrs. Rappo
ii i - . . . . . 1
muuut mreatenea to jean into the sea
with her three-months-old baby in her
arms that the ship's master finally
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PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS IN BRIEF
Washington, Jan. 18. Without de
bate and by a viva voce vote the house
today adopted the conference report on
the Ballinger-Pinchot inquiry resolu
tion and then devoted almost five hours
to further discussionof the urgency de
ficiency appropriation bill. ' Consider
ation of this bill waa not concluded.
After cleaning up the calendar by
passing about 40 bill?, a majority of
private character, the senate today
adopted a resolution requesting the
secretary of the treasury to adviBe
the senate if newspaper reports were
true that the customs house at New
port News, Va., was to be closed to
morrow in observance of the birthday
of General Robert E. Lee.
Speaker Cannon today officially ruled
that President Roosevelt had acted
without authority in appointing repre
sentatives to the third international
cor ference on maritime war at Brus
sels. He did this by sustaining a point
of order made by Representative Har
rison of New York against an appro
priation for the continuance of the ser
vice of these representatives.
Accordingly, -the paragraph asking
such an appropriation was stricken out
when consideration of tbe utgent de
ficiency bill was resumed in the house,
Representative Hawley today intro
duced a bill to pay the state of Oregon
$712, the amount due the state on lands
selected on desert land list No. 11.
CHINA LIVES UP TO TREATY.
Throws Open Two Cities, Regardless of
Jfekin, Jan. 18. China has opened
Hun Chun and Lungchin-sun, in Chien
tao, Manchuria, to international trade,
notwithstanding the fact that an agree
men has not been reached with Japan
regarding the matter of tariffs to be
collected on the Corcan-Manchurian
lae question or tarms will come up
for settlement soon.
By the terms of an agreement be
tween China and Japan, signed Septem
ber 4, 1909, among other things the
lumen river was designated the boun
dary line between China and Corea
and several towns in Chientao. which
were given to China, were to be opened
to me residence ana trade of foreisn
ers. Among these towns are Hun Chun
various dissensions in carrvinff out
the terms of the agreement havo arise
such as the immigration of Coreans into
Chientao. By the terms of the agree
ment, Lhina was to have suzerainty
iver tho Coreans there, of whom there
tre about 70,000. Japan felt her con
trol of Corea was in a measure threat
ened bv this. Another hitch was caused
by the question of tariffs. So the open-
ng of the designated towns. Promised
oy jai uary l, was delayed. Both na
ions recognize, nowever. that sooner
or later in the course of progress these
towns must be opened, and China's
present declaration is not thought to
portend any serious clash with Japan.
me importance of the opening- of
Hun Chun to foreign commerce is ap
parent when it is understood that the
own is nine miles northeast of the
orean boundary, 35 miles above the
mouth of the Tumen river, and less than
1UU miles from Vladivostok.
STOVAINE BRINGS DEATH.
Strife May Be Adjusted.
Washington, Jan. 19. A cone lusimi
f t hit mediation proceeding between
extern railway ulliciaU all I their
wilchnieii is likely to be rev'iwd with-
the licit Si hours. What that cou
luili'u may be is yit rrvblvuulu'ul.
structure will be occupied by the firm
as a furniture and hardware store.
New Bridges in Lincoln County.
Newport The county court of Lin
coln county has advertised for bids for
the building of two bridges over Drift
creek. The Drift section is one of the
most prosperous in this county.
Buys Wallowa Farm.
Joseph S. M. Loiier ha purchas
ed the G. C. Cowing farm of 120 acres,
on Prairie creek, for $7,176.
Burn will have a
maybe a creamery.
Hogs Top, $9.10i 9.20;fair to good
I hog, $8.60i9.
1 Sheep Best wethers, $5.50((f6; fair
' to good wethers, $i.50(n5; good ewes,
5i6.60; lamb, $5(i 6.60.
Hope 1909 crop, prime and choice,
20(.i21e; 190Sa, 17Sc; 1907. US,e;
, per pound.
j Wool Eastern Oregon, 16o2.ic
! pound ; old, nominal ; mohair, choice,
' 26c pound.
Cam-are bark 4 per pound.
Hides Dry hiW, lSotltic per
pound; dry kip, 1Hi18Vc pound; dry
ealfkin, 19m21c jound; salted hides,
lOoitOHc; salted calfskin, 15o pound;
green, 10 I
Doctor Says New Anesthetic Kills Chi
Chicago, Jan. 18. Stovaine, ac
cording to a coroner's physician, Dr.
Warren M. Hunter, caused the death of
John Rohrty at the county hospital last
Rohrty wns operated on for a frac
tured knee cap, and died an hour after
lie was taken off the operating table.
Dr. Hunter has made a post-mortem
examination of the body, and an in
quest probably will be held .tomorrow.
"Death was caused by stovaine and
external violence," said Dr. Hunter.
"The fractured knee enp forms all the
external violence marks that the body
showed, and that in itself would not
cause death, of course."
Dr. Hunter referred to the new an
aesthetic recently demonstrated in Chi
cago by Dr. Thomas Jonnesco, a "a
medical gold brick."
Havemeyer Chief Caught.
New York, Jan. 17. Charles R.
Heike, secretary of the American Sugar
Keflning company, with 6ve other em
ployes of the company indicted by the
federal grand jury for conspiracy to
defraud the United State by entering
raise weight or sugar, will be arraigned
on Monday. Tho case of Heike, who
was in the confidence of the late H. O.
Havemeyer, the muster mind of the so
culled sugar trust, will be moved with
all possible expedition, and the federal
prosecutors think the trail they are on
may lead even to other higher up.
Man Dlea by Blast Route.
New London, Conn., Jan. 18 Plac
ing three stick of dynamite in the
front of hi shirt, William A. Bennett
lighted the fuse ad was blown to
death today. Bennett, on returning
from 'work Friday, handed hi wife a
lioii,uet of tiowers, with the reiunik:
"You will kuor what to do with them
between now aud Monday." Then he
demanded money. On beiug refused
lie drew a revolver and fire it her,
the bullet striking a corset stool, glanc
ing otf. He was arrested
Cable Breaks; No News.
North Sydney, N. 8., Jan. 18 A
a result of the breaking of the cable
that connect the Magdalen island
with the mainland at Bay St. Lawrence,
the Ulanu are completely eut off from
all communion! ion, either by cable or
oihcrwine, uutil the ojeaiDg of naviga
tion in the spring.
Washington, Jan. 17. For the third
time the house of representative
passed a bill today giving separate
statehood to the territories of New
Mexico and Arizona. The vote was
taken amid applause. The absence of
opposition was the most striking fea
ture of the debate.
The house committee on claims today
reported favorably bill to reinstate
William Bolttonweck, assistant United
States treasurer at Chicago, for the
$ 73,000 stolen from the sub-treasury
. I I I . flAfl
mere in reuruitry, oui.
Consideration of the urgent dtfi
ciency appropriation bill, carrying
more than $5,000,000, was begun by
The conference report on the Balling
er-Pinchot inquiry resolution by the
senate was a feature of today's ses
sion in both houses.
Eulogies on the late George L.
Shoup, ex-Senator from Idaho, in con
nection with the acceptance of his
statute was the special order in the
Senator Chamberlain and Represent
ative Hawley today introduced a bill,
drawn by the Interior department,
granting relief to bona fide settlers on
the Siletz reservation. Tbe bill is
even broader in its provisions than the
Hawley bill previously introduced.
Secretary Ballinger today recom
mended the appropriation of $260,000
to irrigate and drain from 80,000 to
40,000 acres of low land on theYakima
Indian reservation not included in the
present irrigation project.
Washington, Jan. 15. President
Taft today had an extended conference
with Senator Beveridge, chairman of
the senate committee on territories.
and Senators Keen and Nelson, ot that
committee, relative to separate state
hood for New Mexico and Arizona.
The President is anxious that the
senate shall concur in the recommenda
tions of tbe Hamilton bill. This bill
provides for separate elections for the
selection of state officers and on the
adoption of the constitution. The
President does not believe the adoption
of a state constitution should be mixed
up with a party fight for office..
The question whether periodicals and
magazines are paying a sufficient pos
tal rate as second-class matter will be
elucidated at a public hearing of tbe
house committee on postoffices and post
roads on January 26, announced Chair
man Weeks today.
It is expected that several publish
ers will appear to state their reasons
for opposition to the proposed increase.
The present rate for such matter has
been declared to be responsible to a
large degree for the deficit in the pos
To put all corporations squarely on
the footing of national banks, so far as
assurance of solvency to tbe stock hold
ers and bondholders is concerned, Rep
resentative Mann, of Illinois, today in
troduced a bill authorizing corpora
tions engaged in interstate and foreign
commerce to be registered in the bu
reau of corporations. The measure
makes the government's certificate of
egistration an earnest of the govern
Tbe fight between two committees
over the jurisdiction of a constitutional
amendment to change the presidential
inauguration ceremony from March 4
to the last Thuraday in April resulted
n tbe house today committing the re
port back to the judiciary committee.
upon question! affecting the public
lands, had struck a snag.
Mondell today introduced billa of his
own as follows :
Permitting the assignment of home
stead entries on government reclama
tion projects, after five years resi
dence. Authorizing the survey of all rail
road land grants, so Isnds can be taxed.
Appropriating $100,000 for surveys
of agricultural and grazing lands in
An unexpected early adjournment of
the house today probably saved from
defeat the Henry resolution proposing
an amendment to the constitution
changing the date of presidential in
augurations. Arraigning the express companies
for making enormous profits on an in
fringement of the government's right
to monopoly of transporting mail, and
criticizing the Postoffice department
for surrendering that right, Represen
tative Murdock, of Kansas, toduy in
troduced a long resolution calling on
the postmaster-general for informa
Tbe question whether witnesses in
the Bailinger-Pinchot investigation
shall be permitted to be represented by
counsel and, if so, what limitation shall
be placed upon their activities, is prov
ing a serious problem to the conferees
of the senate and houee who met today.
It was practically decided that,
when a witness found himself accused
of wrongdoing, he could not be denied
an attorney. It follows, therefore,
that ex-Forester Pinchot would be en
titled to have bis lawyer present
throughut the congressional investiga
tion. Secretary of the Interior Bal
linger, likewise, will be entitled to
have his attorney present at all times.
Washington, Jan. 13. Following
President Taft's advice to Republicans
in congress yesterday to "stop quarrel
ing and get down to the party legisla
tive programme quickly es possible,"
there were evidence today of a definite
attempt to bring the warring factions
together upon some basis of at least
a temporary understanding. There
seemed for tfie first time this session
to be a spirit of conciliation in the air
and decidedly less bitterness of the
last few weeks. President Taft let it
be known that he still considers all of
the insurgents as Republicans. Speak
er Cannon announced that all Republi
cans would be invited to the caucus in
naming the Ballinger-Pinchot commit
tee next week and that it is hoped all
Politics, including Democratic ref
erences to ex-President Roosavelt as
the "late lamented" and the "absent
one," was injected into the debate in
the house today on a resolution which
was adotped providing for the destruc
tion of a thousand tons of "worthless
The house pftBSed the fortification
appropriation bill, carrying more than
The senate, while it spent no money.
put in more than two hours in discuss
ing whether it should allow $4,000,000
worth of claims for additional salaries
to certain postmasters who served
from 18G4 to 1874. The whole subject
was referred to the committee on poet
offices, with the understanding that a
report should be made by February, 1.
Secretary Ballinger today recom
mended the appropriation of $100,000
to survey agricultural and grazing
lands in Alaska.
Senator Piles today introduced a bill
appropriating $70,000 to build two new
launches for the revenue cutter service
on Puget Sound; also a bill permitting
Indians of the Hoh. Quillayute and
Ozette tribes in Washington to take al
lotments on the Quinault reservation.
Washington, Jan. 12. By a viva
voce vote the house today passed the
Bennett-Sabath "white slave" bill.
A strenuous fight against the enact
ment of such a law is being made by
several Democrats on the ground that
it is an attempt to interfere with
The "white slave" bill is the result
of an investigation of traffic in alien
women, made by the National Immi
gration commission. Provision is
made for the deportation and exclusion
of immoral aliens and for the exclus
ion and punishment of their procurers.
Traffic in immoral women becomes sub-
ect to the restrictions of the commerce
The bill providing separate state
hood for the territories of N Mex
ico and Arizona was considered jv tbe
house committee on territotk t.i.iv
nd will be reported to the t u'i to
President Taft's special m.iw
dealing with the conservation ci netu'--
1 resources has been completed and
will be aent to congress Friday noon.
Washington, Jan. 14 Republicans.
and some Democrats, applauded tbe
views of President Taft when his mes
sage was read in the house todiy, but
mmediately thereafter it was discov
ered that the President's billa, de
signed to carry into effect bis views
Urgency Deficiency Bill Cut.
Washington, Jan. 19. Cutting the
estimates nearly $1,000,000, the com
mittee on appropriationa today re
ported to tbe house the urgent defi
ciency appropriation bill for the cur
rent fiscal year, carrying altogether
$5,006,816. The largest items are
1,568,490 for the military establish
ment, and $1,023,669 for the treasury.
The court of customs' appeals, not yet
organized, ia allowed $70,420, and the
naval establishment $388,136.
Rear Admiral Kimball f.i ivs
Washington. Jan. 13 Res: Admiral
William Wirt Kimball, wh- wm rc-
ently sent in command of tne Amen
can naval force to watch th p.-ov. v.
of eventB In disturbed Nicairiia:it. .
on the retired Hat tomorrow crea
tion of the age limit. Fe nuvn! o'...-
cers have experienced a n ore active
life both at sea and on shor Uan AJ
miral Kimball in the 40 ytra of h
active service. Born in Ma;ne.ir.
he entered the Naval acaderry i n VsnS,
and received his commission en
Salmon Inquiry Opens.
Washington, Jan. 19. An investi
gation of the salmon canning industry
aa been started by tbe department of
agriculture. Salmon canners asked
the government to take up a charge
that low-grade canneries engaged in
unlawful and undue competition by
putting up at salmon many fish that
are not salmon at all, misbranding as
to locality. "We have made our first
step in this matter," said Dr. Wiley,
today. "It is a great industry and
we are taking it up at the instance
of tbe packers themaelvea."
Forestry Men Against Leavnt.
Washington, Jan. 13. Tho eom
what disorganized forest service i c n
sidering a telegram from tl ir-er vis
or of the national forests in tin- Op
den, Utah district, urging the tnj'ival
of Assistant Forester Clyde Lvitr,
who is in charge of that diviah n Tbu
message suggests the appoirtn.ert of
F. W. Reed I to succeed Leavitu lbo
grounds upon which leavitt's removal
was asked were not made pobl ty
the forestry official.
Kahn's Transport Bill Pie1
Washington, Jan. 14. Tie a:.ic:.rl
ment to the army approi-na'n n l:
proposed by Representative Khr., of
Cal'fornia, authorizing irniv trm
port to carry paaengers a. A f-e'K"t
between Guam and San Fi jikihi-o,
passed unanimously by th l.u.-e )