St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current, April 15, 1910, Image 2

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Doings of the World at Large
Told in Brief.
Oenoral Resumo of Important Events
Pretontod In Condensed Form
for Our Busy Readers.
Roosevelt and Plnchdt spent nn en
tiro day together nt Porto Mnurizio,
Italy. rnttlpmen threaten war if
Utah sheepmen invado their grazing
Governor Hughes, of New York,
culls for nn Immcdlnto Investigation
Into corrupt legislative practices.
A Snnitln man. as n memorial to his
dead son, has given $100,000 in land
and cosh to establish n sanitarium to
tight tuberculosis.
Tho Supremo court of tho United
Slates has ordered n rehearing of the
cases against the Standard Oil and
Tobacco trusta, on account of tho death
of Chief Justtco Brewer.
Tt la nlnnnoi! n hnVO tho faCC and
flguro of the lato Thomoa P. Walsh, tho
Colorado "sliver King, carvcu n
wit .ifii nn thn fnco of an immenso
cllft which overlooks tho famous Camp-
bird mino at Ouray, mo mine ium mo
foundation of tho Walsh fortune.
A Moat Vnrlf mm RUtbbcd hlS tOO
gainst a small oblong packago in front
of a Sixth nvenuo jeweiry noji um
nn.inn it fnnml n 110.000 diamond
necklace. Ho road tho advertisements
and received from tho owner just hair
its value as a reward for his honesty.
Thcodoro Roosovclt, Jr., will leave
his work in tho carpet factory at
Thompsonvlllo on Juno 1 to proparo
for his marriage to Miss Eleanor Alex
ander, In Now York City on Juno 20.
Young Roosevelt is now doing exocu
tlvo work in tho main ofllco of tho
fnxinrv. Fnllnwlnir his marrlnira ha
will becomo district manager for tho
company at its San Francisco head
quarters. Prcmlor Asqutth dreads to Involvo
tho king In tho Irish controversy.
Eleven sections of fine fruit land In
Eastern Oregon will soon bo opened to
Attacks of the ship subsidy lobby aro
resented warmly by mcmbors of tho
bouso committee.
Tho incident between Roosevelt and
the Vatican at Rome may cause tho re
moval of tho papal secretary, Morry do
Dr. Hollla D. Frlssell, of tho Rocko
feller Sanitary commission, says hook
worm Infection Is spread largely by
Southern pcoplo going barefootod.
A duel between ox-Premier Count
WItte and General Kuropatkln, com-tnander-ln-chlof
of the Russian forces
In tho war with Japan, has been avert
ed through an explanation by tho form
er. Smugglers of Chlncso and opium
"have been driven out of Southern Cali
fornia and aro boleved to huvo trans
ferrcd their operations to Northwest
coast cities.
Miss Anna Morgan, daughter of J.
Plerpont Morgan, attracted much at
tention nt Pasadena by going for u
throe-hour cross-country horseback rldo
arrayed in n "pants suit" riding habit.
I). C. Jncklln, n Salt Lake inllllon-
Ire, has bought E. H. Hurrlmnn a
Pollcan Lodco property on hlnmnth
A .r liMmr whirled dawn Hat creek
In u small skiff, G. Mngorstmlt was
r.nrrl.xl nvnr Hut creek falls.
fomla, nnd dashed into tho roaming
wntnra AO f.'ot below. Tho bout was
dashed to pieces on the rocks and Mug
erstadt managed to grab u bouldor,
from which ho was soon rescued.
Where and when tho Pittsburg graft
Brobe ends is "contingent," to quote
Jstrlct Attorney Blnkely, on develop
mcnts, Mr. Hlakely has spreud his
net and Is wilting for more men to
"como In and confess," as a result of
tho intlmntlona contained In tho grand
Jury presentment,
Harry Thaw's mother, though aged
and worn, still continues her fight for
her wayward son.
Chicago police will exercise strict
censorship over bathing costumes worn
at luku beaches this season.
Rural carriers nt Wallu Walla aro
quitting because of tho small pay, and
no ono seems to wont tho pluccs.
New York saloons sell wood alcohol,
and four persons -who ilrunK it tiieu,
while severul others nro totully blind.
Tvi-n mim meed on horseback 100
contest on nn Eastern Wnshington
A 14-yenr-old school boy in Pitta
burg, despondent nt his pluymatcs' Jibs
because ho was slow In his studies,
hung hlmsolf.
Two brothers In partnership In tho
real estate brokago business In St.
Louis, committed sulcldo becauso of
business reverses.
Miss Nelllo Anhouser. one of
tho J
miss nciuu rtimuuBur, uiiv v hiv
family of millionaire St. Louis brew -
era, is fighting a dentist bill which
amounts to $25 an hour.
.1 v .
Tho manacors of tho Northwestern
and Western railroads are Jubilant
nvnr thn anrlnir
i spring movement of colonists
Into all the territory west of the Rocky
a a A VI lf- I. I
monutains rrom mo innauain uorucr
to tho Mexican line. Although official
figures havo not been prepared regard
ing tho movemont of pcoplo seeking
homes In a new country, it la confi
dently stated that the number will ex
ceed that of last year, when all records
were broken.
Tho report that Hetty Green Is seri
ously til la denied absolutely by her
Men Who Bring Chlncso and Opium'
Are Hard Pressed.
Los Angeles, April 11. Driven from
Los Angeles by tho activity of Federal
sleuths, aided by tho local authorities,
the band of opium and Chinese smug
glers that has been operating nlong the
Pacific const and the Mexican border
has transferred Its sceno of operations
to the Northern porta in Washington
and Oregon. According to Deputy
United States Marshal Durlln, who has
had a largo part in tho two years' war
faro on this particular breed of law?
breakers, tho headquarters of tho band
hna ltftitn tranatnrrrtX to Seattle, with
branches at Portland, Tacoma and Spo
kane. Atlthe latter place arrange
ments aro mado for disposing of tho
mtitrnhnml Hlilnpno end nnlum thut is
successfully brought In by Pacific
liners and across the Canadian border.
"Chick" Wallace, tho lender of tho
linnil. In now in tho northern cities nr-
rnn trlncr far the dlsnositlon of tha
smuggled Orientals nnd drug. Ho Is
tho brains of the bond, nnd Is the only
prominent ono of tho orlginnl gang
that has escaped arrest by tho Federal
authorities. Three of his confeder
ates, Including Larmon Gonzales, next
to Wallaco tho cleverest of all, nre In
jail In this city, held as Federal pris
finnm. Gonznlcs was canturcd lost
week In San Diego, after n six weeks
campaign directed jigninst him.
'"I havo had n warrant for tho ar
rest of this man for nearly two
months." said Durlln, after the Cap
ture. "He Is ono of the craftiest men
I have had to deal with for a long time.
Aa innn all wa atmtvl nur shafts at him
In particular, ho apparently went Into
sccuslon somewhere in Mexico. Ac
rnnllnir to mv information he was in
terested mainly, in landing contraband
Chinamen at the Mexican ports and
looking after their safe transportation
across the line at Nogales and El Paso.
Borlln, April 11. American tourists
soon will como to regard an nlrshlj)
tour ns ono of the regular features of
a program of summer travel In Europo
If tho oxpoctntlons of tho founders of
tho now Hamburg airship lines aro
realized. Tho promoters of tho enter
prise recognlzo that tho financial pros
jccts of the venturo can bo Improved
greatly If proper elTorts are mado to
Interest Americans. Aerial excur
sions are to bo arranged, therefore,
with a special view of capturing the
custom of travelers from the United
States. Ono of Uie German steamship
companies Is contributing to tho sup
port of tho enterprise on that under
Tho new aerial liners will havo cap
Ins holding 20 persons each, and tho
rooms will bo equipped in luxurious
style. According to the computation
of Professor Horgesell, tho aeronaut,
tho fares, owing to the low .cost or
rnnitructlon and operation, can be low
er than hna heretofore been supposed.
It Is estimated, for example, that a
trip from Hamburg to Heligoland can
be mado for 100 marks ($26), and pas
sengers can travel an entire day, gotng
aa far as Berlin or Copenhagen.
Block Signals Misunderstood Thirty
Injured, Many Seriously.
Spokane, Wash., April 11. A mis
understanding of block signals resulted
in a head-on collision of passenger
trains Noa. 2 and 3 on tho Spokane,
Portlund & Seattle railroad n mile
west of Spokane Suturday night ut
0:18 o'clock.
Al)out 30 persona were Injured, and
It la expected that several will die.
The accident occurred on a high trcstlo
over nnnjmnn creek, on tho Northern
fl trnrV which ( used bv the Soo-
Ing to tho stories of trainmen und pas
mlt was scngera, trnin no. wus in n auum
In Call-J still, ready to back up, when No. 3,
sengers, train No. 2 was ut a stand
i"" " i... ,.r
' nniahn.1 hrml.nn Into No. 2. tho force
of tho Impact smashing In tho smoking
car on No. 2, occupied by a party of
Italian luborerti, where the most of tho
Injuries occurrod.
Garden Hides Bad Money Plant.
Yonkers, N. Y., April 11. Secret
sorvlco men who have boon at work in
this section for somo weeks past havo
unearthed n .rich counterfeiters' cache
on a farm near Highlands, N. Y. Tho
stuff, which was found burled aoveral
feet beneath tho surface of n vcgetablo
garden, Includes severul thousand
sheets of paper In which tho silk
threads of government paper are clev
erly imitated; a dozen boxes of blue
and red ink, and nn old printing press
nnd enough cartridges to destroy it
small army. No plates were found.
Glass Musi Cover Food,
Indianapolis. April 11. No more
' ' shall tho rich, red rounds of beef und
1 1 tho choice cuts of porterhouse ami ten-
uterloln Hung iron) moir uccusiomeu
hooks on the walls or in tno winnows
"Vr" " I .
bread bo openly displayed at tho bak
erles in uio cities ami towns 01 inui
una, according to an order promul
ithImI trutuv hv tho state board of
health, Tho board Bays a prlmo cause
or the spread or sickpcss nas ocen con
tamination of fi8h,meats and foods tuffs.
Bribe Offered Striker?
Watortown, N. Y April 11. Pres. J. T. Carov. of tho International
( lirotherhoou 01 ruip ami raper oiuk-
1 erB txjay declared that a man giving
th0 name of William Prltchard, and
saying ho was a member of tho broker-
I OR" fi"" of Hamlin & Prltchard, of SL
T t. tn h nii..m.a intercut of tho
Brotherhood of Pulp and Paper Muk-
, Tnternatlonal Paper company . had been
foilowlntr hm for tho last week, offer-
Inir him a $25,000 brlbo If ho would
cull off tho paper makers' strike.
Fund to Flcht Sleeping: Sickness.
Brussels, April ll. King Albert has
decldcl to eivo $200,000 for a cam-
nulirn airalnat aloAnlntr alcknMS. $100.
000 to build hospitals in the Belgian
Congo, $100,000 for a pension fund for
Congo civil servants, and $10,000 for
a fund for tho assistance of their fam-
Owners Plan to Build Dam and Re
claim Valuable Land.
Condon Although Gilliam county
has been considered entirely n dry
farming country, steps aro now being
taken to put upwards of 3,000 acres
of splendid land under Irrigation. This
land Is In tho Rock creek valley and
some of It is Irrigated at present in a
small but unsatisfactory way. It has
already proved extremely valuable for
raising alfalfa nnd fruit, but, owing to
tho fact that Rock creek goes dry each
year, tho farmers feel thnt n more ex
tensive nnd reliable system la neces
sary. . .. .
An excellent site for n dnm will bo
secured at Devil's Gnte, whore prac
tically perpendicular rock walls 160
feet high stand close enough for n dam
to bo constructed easily. The arcn of
tho basin is sufficient to Irrigate thous
ands of ncrcs throughout tho dry Ben
son. At n mass meeting of tho Rock
creek residents hold In Condon n com
mittee was appointed to perfect nn or
ganization to carry out this project and
to Inquire Into Its feasibility. An en
gineer will cxamino tho alto nnd re
ports will bo made nt n future meet
ing. , , ,
Tho project will cost In tho neigh
borhood of $00,000, which will bo
raised by Issuing 10-year bonds nnd
assessing tho land improved. It will
mean a cost of practically $20 an acre
but will enhnnco tho vnlue of tho land
many times that amount.
Will Connect Eugene, 8prlngfleld, Slu
slaw and McKlnxle Valley.
Eugene Chief Engineer Forncrt, of
tho Lano County Asset company, of
this city, which announces that It will
build n nystcm of electric railways in
this vicinity, Incldudlng a lino between
Eugeno nnd Springfield, one to tho
Sluslaw nnd perhaps to Coos bay, also
up tho McKcnzIo valloy, hns begun tho
work or surveying ror mo nno dciwccii
tho two cities. Tho lino will oxtend
cast on West Fifteenth street through
tho suburb of Fnlrmount to tho city
limits, then turn north to tho river,
which will bo spanned with a first class
doublo trnck steol brldgo. Tho road
will then mako a clrclo to tho north
nnd cast and cntor Springfield by way
of It northern limit, passing through
n thickly settled larming community.
F. B. KldJor and John Balrd, rail
road men of experience, who resigned
positions with tho Minneapolis Rapid
Transit company, of Mlnoncapolls,
Minn., to promote this system of
roads, are directing operations and
thoy claim to have the ncsi or nacxing.
twtnonr Fomert also rcslirncd as chief
engineer of tho samo company to ac
cept this position, iney promise mnv
work on tho brldgo will begin this sum
mer and that tho line will bo In opera
tion between the two cities early next
Masons Dedicate Temple April 20.
nnaotmrfr Tho Masonic tomnlo will
be dedicated with appropriate" coremon
i.. Anrll 90. Thn dedication ccromon-
tcs will lo conducted by the officers of
the grand lodge or Uregon. owing ;io
the large membership of tho order in
tho state, It has mado It necessary for
tho local lodgo to limit Invitations.
Between COO and 000 Masons and tholr
wives nnd membors of tho various
Eastern Star lodges nro expected to be
present. Invitations will bo extonded
to every lexigo or Masons nnu r.asicrn
Star In tho county, ns well as to the
lodges of Grants Pass and bugono.
Ico Plant at bugene.
Einrnnn Tho Woinhurd cstato has
purchased tho Eugene vinegar factory,
mil will nt oiicii Install n lareo and up
to dnto Ico manufacturing plant. Tho
prlco paid ror tho property is u,duu.
Tho lot has n frontago of 160 feet on
thn mllrnnil tracks, and Is unproxlmr.t'3-
ly 100 feet deep, although it ia Irreg-
ulnr, varying nt ono end trom less man
100 feet to over 100 feet at tho other.
An Ico plant of 25 tons capacity will bo
installed at once. In collection with
tho now ico plant, tho cstato will In
stall n cold storugo plant.
Building Boom at Lebanon.
T uKUnAn Tlin vnr Mnnfniv Anrll 1
marked tho greatest epoch in tho his-
m i rri 1 ...t.
lory oi Lieuanon. ino yrnr una wit
nessed the greatest building activity,
there having been completed about 70
dwellings, Tho coming summer will
aeo creator things even than the past
has seen. There nre now assured five
l.iiatn.taa linimna a $12.(100 eltv hall, a
concrete laundry building and a large
I. i .1 m...
sawmill soon 10 uo in upvriuiuu. tuviu
nro rumors of other enterprises.
Gravel Famine Ends at Albany.
Allmnv Councilman Miller has se
cured permission from United States
Chief Engineer McAdoo to tnko gravel
from tho bed of the river Ut Albany,
Thn mwiimmmt hiul nrevlouslv forbid
den tho taking of gravel from the river
bed, which made it extremely difficult
for local contractors to obtain concrete
building material
Lebanon Is Growing.
Lebanon The Lebanon poatoffico
made a fine showing for tho past year.
The Increase of tho business over tho
preceding year was 34.4 per cent.
Tho heavy increase was mado mostly
during tho last six months of tho year,
Murch of this year was just 47.1 "per
cent greater than for March of last
Big Vessel' Will Be Built,
Marehficld Tho Simpson Lumber
company, of North Bend, has announ
ced that It will build a big new vessel
for carrying lumber from tho Simpson
mills. She will bo one of tho beat
lumber carriers In the coastwise trade,
and will have a sapaclty of 1,000,000
School Population Increases,
The Dalles The last monthly report
of the city superintendent of schools
showed tho total enrollment for the
past month to have been 065, an in
crease of 48 over the number enrolled
for the same month last year.
Hood River Apple Land Sets New
High Record Sale.
Hood River Tho prediction that
Oregon orchard land would sell for
hftnr than S2.n00 an ncro this year
came sooner than was expected here,
uhnn i?iwtn H iininruv nn KnaLern man.
paid $14,400 for six and one-half acres
nt R.vnnr.nlit fmp.1.
Tho nrlco per aero Is a little ueuer
than $2,200. and reaches a mark $300
Mrrlinr than thn host nrevloUS nrlce.
which was obtained a week or two ago,
when tnn nrroa horn worn sola lor 11V.-
000. Tho orchard was purchased
through B. E. Duncan & Co. from Dr.
Stanton Allen, a retired physician,
who enmo here several yenrs ago nnd
wrnit Intn nnntn trrnwlnp. Tho lnnd Is
ollnolvl nn Ihn unit nlrln nt tha vnllov.
In nddltlon to buvlnir the acreage of
bearing orchard, .Mr. Delano bought
sovon ncrcs of brush land adjoining,
for which ho paid $528 nn ncro. This
la nlnn thn rinrfl nrlco for Unimproved
lnnd at Hood River. His totnl invest-
far thn in noron la SIR. 000. Dr.
Allen still hns 16 ncrcs of benring or
chard which he will retain.
Deal Means Irrigation of Thousands
of Acres of Rich Land.
rinVnv r.ltv Onn at tho most Im
portant irrigation deals in Eastern Ore
gon was closed wncn mo eastern urc-
nn l .nil nimninv. which la controlled
by Balfour, Guthrie & Co., completed
tho deal lor me purcnose oi a one-nau
Interest in the Eldorado ditch. Tho
property was bought through John
Thomson, rormcriy owner oi uio iica
Boy mine, who held an option from tho
First National bank of Carroll, Iowa,
owner of tho property. Tho prlco paid
was $12,600.
'Stnto Senator Hart, who conduc
ted the negotiations for tho land com
pany, announced that thoy would uso
tho water In Irrigating several thous
and acres of land in Malheur county, of
which thoy havo recently secured con
Tt la n'n ttrahnhto that soma
wator may be sold to ranchers along
.a .a I II .
tho lino, as thoy navo ucen ucpcnaing
nn thn mlnr far Homo time. Tho
wheat yield of Eastern Oregon will bo
" . a. a t 1 1 I
Increased several thousand uusncis uy
this deal.
Build Model Road In Lane.
Eugene The work of building tho
model road between Eugeno and Spring
(Inhl hna hnsmn. John McElrov. tho
expert road builder from Portland, has
a forco of men at work at mo west np-nmai-h
nt thn wncrnn brldeo across tho
river from Springfield. After that Is
flntahml tho rrew will work toward Eu-
gene and It Is expected thnt tho work
will be completed early in tho summer.
Special attention will bo given to tho
construction of tho road nlong the
places where tho river overflows In the
winter time.
May Be Starting on Oregon Eastern.
Ontario Healan Bros, havo a con
tract on tho Brognn reservation on
lowor Willow creek, nnd indications to
confirm the persistent report that thoy
nre to work on the Oregon Eastern is
tho fact that Harriman surveyora nro
rushing crocs section work from Vale
tuna t ITnnlnn'a outfit was taken to
Valo by n special immediately on Its
arrival here, 'ine neavy ouuu resem
bles rullroad graders Instead of ditch
builders, nnd 150 teams are Included.
R, R, Surveyors Toward Coast.
Eugeno People living near the sum
mit of tho Cascade mountains report
that a party of Hill railroad surveyors
havo crossed the summit of the moun
tains by wny of the McKenzIo pass,
working toward Eugeno. It Is be
lieved that they are making tho pre
liminary survey -for a railroad to be
built by Hill, connecting tho Willam
ette vallcv ond Coos bay with tho Ore
gon Trunk via Eugeno.
Wheat Track prices Bluestem, 96
?l99c: club. 93295c; red Russian, 02c;
valley, 98c.
Barley r eed and brewing, z.du!?)
26 per ton.
Com Whole, $34; cracked, $35 ton.
Hny Track prices Timothy, Wll
lamotto valloy, $20$2l per ton; East
ern Oregon, $23(24; nlfalfa, $16.50
17.50; grain hay, $1718.
Oats No. 1 white, $27.60028.60
por ton.
Fresh Fruits Apples, $12.60 box;
cranberries, $8(i9 barrel.
Potatoes Carlond buying prices:
Oregon, 60fiT60o per hundred; sweet
potatoes, 3i4c.
Vegetables Asparagus, 3(38c; head
lettuce, 75ctfl$1.25 per dozen; hothouse
lettuce, 60c(if.$l box; horseradish, 8
10c per pound; green onions, 15c dor.;
radishes, 30c doaen; rhuburb, 3(J4c
per pound; spinach, $1 per box;
sprouts, 9c per pound; turnips, $1 per
suck; rutabaga. $16fl.25; carrots,
86c(r$l5 beets, $11.25; parsnips, 50
Cf76c. , , ,
Onions Oregon, $1.76 per hundred.
rtutter Cltv creamery extras. 33c;
fancy outisde creamery, 32$33c per
onv Rutter fat prices
average lie per pound under regular
butter prices.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, 26026c
per dozen.
Pork Fancy, 18fl3ie per pound.
Veal Fancy, 1212c per pound.
Lamia Fancy, 1516c per pound.
Poultry Hens, 19020c; broilers,
o7rro.. .hick. 22123c: ireese. 121c:
turkeys, live, 3082c; dressed, 25c;
squabs, $3 per doaen.
Cattle Best steers, $77.2fc; fair
ifi.25: strictlv (rood
cows. $5.7506; fair to good cows, $5
05.60; light calvea, wlin; neavy
calves, $405; bulla, $406.25; stags,
Sheep Best wethers, $7.7608.90;
fair to good weOwi, $77.60; good
lambs, $8012. '.
Hoga Top, $U,10n.25; fair to
good, $10011.
Hopa 1909 cref, 1818e, according
to quality; oioa, nenni, v jh
tart. IKfflnV.
Wool Eastern Oregon. 1417c
pound; valley, Slc; saofcair, choice,
and Mr Roosevelt Showored
With Flags and Flowers.
Genoa, Italy, April 9. Though
"deellghtcd" to an unusual degree,
but In mind and spirit much perturbed,
because of ovations nlong his carriage
Jount to this 'city, ex-President Theo
dore Roosevelt nnd wire wcro compel
led to call a halt today .to their senti
mental tour.
At every village or, crossroads they
wero mot bv men. women and children,
the former with flags and tho latter
with bouauets.
As an Instance of tho demonstrations
accorded them. 600 persons, many of
them Americans, acclaimed Colonel
Roosevelt nnd Mrs. Roosevelt with
vlvns nnd hurrahs after they left Ra-
pallo, where they had luncheon today.
This was tho climax of their embarrass
smcnts nnd Colonel Roosevelt gavo or
ders to be driven direct to Gcnon.
Tho pcoplo and press of Gcnon have
manifested tho most Intense Interest in
tho movements of Colonel RoosovelL
Ills second honeymoon journey stirred
their romantic natures to n high pitch,
and when tho news spread today of
his coming, n big crowd fyurrled to he
modest Hotol Brlttannla, whero he had
eniraired Quarters, nnd with cheering
and waving of haU greeted Roosevelt's
carrlsgo ns 11 rnttlcd up the stony
street to tho accompaniment of the
driver's wlldlv cracklnif whin.
Both Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt
were smiling when they descended
from tho carriage at the hotel enrance.
They said they had enjoyed the trip
hugely and wore sorry only that tho
failure to observe their incognito by
the people had compelled them to cut
It short Colonel Roosevelt said he
had a "bully time" Thursday, when ho
andJMrs. Roosevelt drove along the
sunny slopes of the Llgurian Alps from
Snezla to Ranallo.
Half an hour after tho arrival of
Colonel Roosevelt, the prefect and tho
mayor of Genoa called on him and
irrceted him In the name of the city.
Colonel Roosevelt relates an amusing
incident of tho trip. When ho nnd
Mrs. Roosevelt reached the top of tho
pass nt Scstrl Lcvnntc, where they
stopped last night, tho enterprising
proprietor of a tnvcrn n rivnl to tho
ono In which they had engaged rooms
sent out couriers In ndvnnco benring
Amcrlcnn nnd Italian flags nnd tri
umphantly escorted Colonel Roosevelt
nnd Mrs. Koosovclt to his own noici.
Professor Hopkins Says Farmers are
Wearing Out Land.
Chicago, April 9. Characterizing
tho teachings of Secretary amcs Wll
son as "damnablo, abomlnablo and
dlsgraccfgul," Professor Cyril G. Hop
kins, of Uio University of Illinois, do
llvercd a stinging criticism of the do
partmont of agriculture hero today in
an address at the Ulty ciuo. ncro are
somo quotations from Secretary Wilson
cited by I'rorcssor Hopkins aa "abom
nably fatso":
"Practically all soils contain suffl
clent plant food for yields; tills supply
will bo Indcfinltey maintained."
"So far as tho present outlook Is
concerned, tho nation possesses amnio
resources in Its soil for any conceivable
Increase In population for several con
"Tho soil Is tho ono Indestructlblo,
Immutnblo asset that tho nation pos
sesscs. It Is tho ono resourco that
cannot bo exhausted; that cannot be
used up."
"From tho modern conception or me
nature and purposes of the soil, it is
evident thnt it cannot wear out, that
so fur aa tho mlnoral food Is concerned,
tt will continue automatically to supply
ndequnto quantities of plant foods for
"As a national asset, the sou is sale
as a means of feeding mankind for un
told ages to come."
After ho had cited thcao quotations,
Professor Hopkins said:
"Can you blamo farmers for contin
uing to wear out tholr lands when
these aro tho teachings promulgated
from tho highest uuthorlty In tho
United States? And these falso teach
ings are nil tho more dumnablo becauso
tho common soil typo on tho abandoned
farms In Maryland, only n few miles
from Washington, contain only 169
pounds of phosphorous in tho plowed
soil of an acre, while the richest black
prairie soil of Illinois, with a value of
$200 an acre contains more than 2,000
pounds of phosphorous In tho stratum."
Miss Gould to Get Home,
New York, 'April 9. According to
friends of tho family a house on upper
Fifth aveni'e will be the gift of Georgo
J. Gould to his daughter, Marjorie,
when she is married to Anthony J.
Drexel, Jr., April 19.
This palatial property, which Is be
tween Eighty-second and Eighty-third
streets, was purchased by Mr. Gould
today, at a price said to have been be
tween $350,000 and $400,000. With
the furnishings, which, It Is said Mr.
Gould Intends to install, the gift will
represent an outlay of $500,000.
Theater Scene of Panic,
New York, April 9. Panic broke
out among 1,000 spectators at tho Al
hambra theater, in Harlem, tonight,
when a gasoline tank of a motorcycle
ridden by a young woman on the stage
exploded and sheets of flames cur
tained the cage around the track. In
stantly the spectators rushed shrieking
to the doors. The firemen on duty or
dered the asbestos curtain down and
with the fire shut off from view the
audience grew more reasonable and the
police in the house were able to control
the pressure at the exits. '
Girls Dance: Fire Fatal.
New York, April . Miss Susan
Lustgarten was fatally burned tonight
at a dance given by the students of
Adelphla college, Brooklyn. The ac
cident occurred during a fancy dance,
known as the "ghost dance," in which
a purple light was provided by burning
alcohol in a large metal dUh. Sixty
girls, dressed in flowin&r robes, daneed
about the flamea. Wee Lustgarten
was replenishing the alcohol when the
explosion occurred.
Submarine Lowers Mark.
Cherbourg. April 9. The Venteae, a
submarine, today established a reewd
by navigating at the depth of 113 feet
Hope forCompromise, but House
Is Badly Divided.
Great Diversity of Opinion Among
Legislators as to Kind of
Legislation Needed.
Washington, April 12 President
Tuft's conservation, legislation has n
rough road to travel.
Very little has been accomplished so
fnr, nnd ns tho session advances, the
prospects for favorable nctlon steadily
diminish. What tho ultlmato outcomo
will bo no ono seems competent to say;
not even the most earnest friends of
tho administration measures.
One reason for tho uncertainty is tho
great dlvcristy of opinion nmong sena
tors and representatives ns to tho kind
of conservation legislation that should
bo enacted. Thcro are radicals in sym
pathy with Plnchot; thcro aro radicals
of the other type who would mako ab
solutely no changes in the present
laws, and between the extremes aro
men who hold nil manner of viows. All
efforts thus far to compromise havo
met wlttifailurc.
Tho scnato will probably tnko tho
lead In passlngconsorvatlon bills, be
causo thcro)U a manifest desiro on tho
part of the scnato public.lands com
mittee to get together and put through
those bills upon. which compromises
can be reached. It is truo that only
three bills have thus far been compro
mised, If tho $30,000,000 Irrigation
certificate bill Is eliminated, but as op
portunity It offered, theso three bills
will probably be given consideration,
and tho indications nro that they will
pass tho sonata in somo form or other.
Tho bills referred to nro thoso rcgu
Intlng Uio development nnd uso of wa
ter power, permitting prospecting on
oil nnd gns lands, and authorizing tho
withdrawal of lands for public pur
poses. There is objection to nil theso
bills, it is true, nnd it Is believed thnt
somo chnnges mny bo mado before tho
bills pass tho senate, but tho expecta
tion Is that tho main foaturcs of all
will bo presorved.
Tho powersito bill, which proposes
to confer nbsolutoly upon tho states
tho control of water power within their
borders, will be opposed by the follow
ers of Plnchot, who stand out for Fed
eral control nnd regulation, but it Is
not believed thoy nre strong enough to
chnngo tho general character of the
pending measure
Tho oil and gas land bill will meet
with objections from senators who are
not favorable to tho present system of
withdrawing such lands from entry,
and regultaing their dovclopmont un
der government supervision. There
will be greater difficulty reaching an
agreement on the withdrawal bill Uisn
on tho others, because there is great
diversity of opinion as to how far the
power of withdrawal should go.
More Dead Found In Cherry Mine.
Cherry, III., April 12. "All allvo 2
p. m. November 14."
This message from the SL Paul coal
mlno was brought to light today with
tho recovery of 31 more bodies entomb
ed since the disaster of November 13.
Tho bodies wero taken from tho low
er love!. 300 feet below ground. Tho
men had retreated to n spnee 20 feet
square and had construted n rude fan
of boards to keep the air circulating.
On tho fan in big letters wero chalk
ed the words quoted above, indicating
tho men had lived nt least until tho
day nf tor tho fire. That tho minors
wero In tho habit or Keeping meir sav
ings on their persons was shown by tho
amount or monoy round on the bodies.
Ono miner had in his belt $1,400. In
tho bolt of another miner was found
$190. and nnothcr had $172. These
men wero foreigners and evidently
preferred to carry tholr money in their
joining to depositing It in banks.
Peruvian Consul Quits Post.
Guayaquil, April 7. The Peruvian
consul left here tonight for Call no.
The American consul has taken charge
ofPeruv an Interests. The govern
ment has established a censorship of
all dispatches. In tho face of popular
excitement and rioting it was officially
announced today that Ecuador and Peru
would endeavor to settle their bound
ary dispute directly at Washington.
Ecuador's special envoy Is Clemente
Ponce, and he will proceed to the
American capital. The military forces
of Ecuador are under arms.
No Law to Punish dap Spies.
Manila, April 7. Much indignation
has been aroused by the release of the
two Japanese who were arrested here
a few days ago on the charge of being
spies. They were given their liberty
on cable Instructions from Washington.
Owing to the fact that there is no pro
vision in the Philippine military 'code
governing the trial of spies of a nation
not at war with the United States, the
alleged spies were turned over to the
civil authorities. An. investigation of
the civil lawa likewise showed that the
statutes were inadequate.
Sermons Don't Please,
Baltimore. April. 7 The Rev. Wll
liam E. Hauff. pastor of Jerusalem
Evangelical Lutheran church, of Gar-
denville, an eastern suburb of this
city, persisted in reading his sermons
until some of hia congregation told him
he was no longer needed. The preach
er declares that the church door was
locked bv'seme of hia flock, who then
barricaded the door with boards nailed
from the inside. He has put the mat
tar into the hands of a lawyer.
Missouri Hurricane Dees Damage.
Kansas City, Ho., April 7, Dam
age amounting to many thousands ef
dollars was done by a hurricane that
swept Northeastern .Missouri last even
ing. Macon suffered the greatest
damage, several houses being swept
from their foundations and scores of
telephone poles being tern from the
ground. The electric light plant was
put out of cenimUeten.
Miss Caroline and Miss Matilda
Bargle lived In an old-fashioned house
with a lean-to shed, tho root ot which
ran nearly to tho ground. Returning
from church one day, they noticed on
approaching tholr dwelling that tho
phumhrwira nhftnil of tliem paused in
passing, and gazed upward with In
terest and mirth. A moment later iney
saw why. Their neighbor's bllly-goat
had escaped, mounted the leanto 10
tho ridge-pole of the kitchen roof, and
with nna nm! nf n flarlne circus Poster
streaming banner-like from his Jaws,
stood outlined boldly against me sk?.
a chamois on a mountain peak, calmly
contemplating the Sabbath procession.
Miss Matilda laughed, miss uaro-
llno did noL
The abominable beast!" ahe gasped,
deeply scandalized. "I uover saw any
thing bo eo disrespectful!"
Tho goat la Indeed a disrespectful
animal. Ho is no respecter oither ot
iirnrwriv nr tiiHion. as mniiv an Indi
vidual held In honor by mankind ha
ruefully discovered. Admiral lsvana
has related with pride, as a worthy
nrhlnvpiiient. his triumph lu his earlier
days over n refractory goat on ship
board, wihich refused to yield the mK
required for a sick man.
After It had baffled overybody whose
proper task it was to secure the mllk
tho captnln sent for Evans, and direct
ed him to go and got It.
Evans respectfully intimated that ho
bad not supposed "milking goats to
bo part of the duty ot a navigating
officer;" but the captain thereupon ask
ed It as a favor, aud he undertook the
task. I
with a llttln wnrm water, much per
suasion, some flrmnoss, and a recollec
tion of the ways of cortain "darxica
wlth misbehaving cows, he succeeded,
and was uumorclfully chaffed' by his
comrades on his success. Indeed, bet
was far from happy in It until he had
taught his method to a marlnond waa
assured that ho would not have to
keep on milking for tho rest of tha
voyage. , '
llo was moro tortunato than anothor
distinguished man, Horace arcoloy.
who was a conspicuous falluro as a
milker of goats, although ho was brod
to tho fnrm nnd Evnns to the sea.
Whon, In nocordanco with Mrs. Gree
ley's theories of dlot, goat's milk waa
dcalfed for tholr 1 1 Uio son, they at
tempted to keep a goat In tholr Now
York promises, and Mr. Greeley under
took to milk It. Ills Ignominious tus
sles with tho crcAturo bocamo a source
of delighted mirth to his neighbors.
One saw from his rear windows tho
complete ovorthrow of the great editor
In his back yard, while the goat re
mained victoriously chewing tho latest
edition of the Tribune, which had fall
en from Mr. Orcoley's pocket In' the
contest. He relate that he called
down to him, gleefully:
"Well, Mr. Orcoloy, nanny, thoro,
hasn't much respect for editors!"
8ltting on his hat, and with ono foot
In an overturned barrel, Mr. Greeley,
In his high, squeaky voice, called back:
"No matter, no matter! The man la
nothing and the opinions everything.
You see ahe appreciates the Tribute!"
II Caltla LHamllr Upe Thoa
aand IUM.
General Luis Terrazas Is Mexico'
wealthiest man. General Terrazas la
79 years old, tho samo age aa Presi
dent Diaz. Tho lives of both men,
havo been full of stirring adventure.
It was In roward for daring military
service that Ooneral Terrazas obtained
from the government large gifts of
lnnd which placed him upon tho road
to the great fortune which he now pos
sesscs. It Is conservatively estimated uut
General Terrazas Is worth not lesa
than $200,000,000. His property hold
Ings are chiefly In tho state of Chi
huahua, but ho also has large Invest
ments In other parts of tho republic
General Terrains Is tho rereaAest
land and live stock baron In the world.
It Is said. He owns fifteen ranches
In the state ot Chihuahua. Tho
ranches embrace an nggregato area o"
more than five million acres. - For
many years special attention has bee a
given to raising horses upon these
ranches. More than five million he-id
ot horses are grazing upon the .er
razas land
The mule supply for most of Mex
ico comes from the Terrazas ranchts.
These animals now number more than
one million head and are scatter U
over the different properties. General
Terrazas' cattle holdings number more,
than one million bead, Several hun
dren thousand head ot goats and sheep
graze upon this land. It Is said that
the choicest , grass lands In northern
Mexico are embraced In tho Terrazaa
estate. Streams ot running water paia
through them, nnd the grass grows lux
uriantly the greater part of the year.
Some Idea ot the vastness ot theso
landed possessions may be had when
It Is known that more than ten thou
sand men are kept constantly looking
after the live stock. The services 3f
one thousand men are required ib
"ride the fences." It Is the duty of
tbese fence riders to see that the
wires are kept Intact, so that the ..&
stock cannot escape from the pastures.
Many thousand miles of wire were
used In constructing the boundary
fences. More than a score of towns,
some ot them of considerable size, afa
upon the ranches. Kansas City atar,
riaanlaar Vatare.
"I'm gotng to have my boy learn
electrical engineering, chemistry,, phys
ics and law and Incidentally take a
course In physical culture that will eft
able him to endure all sorts of expo'
ure and muscular strain."
"Great Scott! What tort'
Ml want him to be able to ran hit
own automobile." Washington Star.
The meanest man la the world w
the man who Imposes on you because
you are kind to him. People who are
kind to you are so rare that you should
appreciate them and net baneM ew
It might be better fee the world ha
general If banntaaM and ahtfUissaiss
didn't so often travel teether.
Th avert talk K
U run
thn alever bbef