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Sparry Approves Findings of
Court-Martial on Com
mander of Georgia.
DISMISSAL IS POSSIBLE
Intoxication at Tangier Iteccption
May Blight Career for Life.
Kline to Command Georgia
on Voyage Home.
GIBRALTAR, FeK . Captain Ed
ward Qualtrough, of the battleship
Georgia, haa been suspended for six
months, wlta a loss of ten numbers, af
ter having been found guilty by a
rourt-martlal on charge of Intoxication
at Tangier during a reception given
there by the American Minister, Samuel
GIBRALTAR. Feb. 5. The findings
of the court-martial that heard the evi
dence against Captain Edward F. Qual
trough, of the battleship Georgia, on a
rharge of Intoxication at Tangier during
a reception, were approved by Rear
Admiral S perry and forwarded to Wash-.
The findings were not made public
"re. but it Is stated with certainty that
Captain Qualthough was not acquitted,
it Is believed, on the contrary, that the
tlrdings are of so grave a nature that he
.-ill not bo restored to duty. The rumor
is abroad In the fleet tonight that, should
the findings be approved by the Navy
Department at Washington, Captain
Cjualtrough will be disgraced and prob
ably dismissed from the service.
It was learned tonight that Lieutenant
Commander G. W. Kline will be in com
mand of the Georgia for the voyage
home from this port.
Among the officers of the fleet much
sympathy Is expressed for Captain Qual-trough.
WASHINGTON'. Feb. 5. A hearing on
the wool schedule of the tariff bill will
be held before the House committee on
ways and means next Wednesday.
The members of the sub-committee are
meeting daily, and In the course of their
deliberations have found that further In
formation on the wool schedule Is de
sirable. The members of the mountain states
are strongly opposed to a reduction In
the duty on wool, while those from the
eastern section of the country are un
derstood to favor substantial reductions.
If not the placing of the raw material on
the free list.
COAST ARTILLEKT DOES WEDli
Makes 50 Per Cent of Hit at Night
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. In -teats made
at Fort Caswell, N. C, February 1 and
2, of the new system of fire control for
rapid-fire guns, the coast artillery corps
made an average of 50 per cent of lilts
in night firing at a moving target at
ranges of from 1700 to 3n0O yards. The
projectiles were provided with lighted
tracers and the target, which was 10x24
feet, was illuminated by search-lights.
The tests were conducted by a three-Inch
Pittsburg Crowds Shout for
Blood of Negroes Held
in City Jail.
WOMAN FIRES AT LOOTERS
COMPANY OWES $4,400,468
Elevator Concern Indorsed Notes for
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 5 Henry F.
Ihniglas. receiver of the Minneapolis &
Northern Elevator Company, In the Fed
eral Court has filed a report with the
receivers of the Pillsbury-Washburn
Flour Mills Company, showing the claims
fleainst the former company up to date.
The total debts contracted through the
Indorng and making of promissory notes
for the benefit of the Pillsbury-Washburn
Flour Mills Company (Limited) has placed
tlie Minneapolis Elevator Company in
d-bt to the amount of 14,400,468.
Stephenson Five Votes Shy.
MADISON. Wis.. - Feb. S. Senator
Stephenson filled of election again to-
W1I1 Stop One Graft.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. When the
public building and grounds bill Is re
ported to the House in a few days, it
will contain a clause which will prohibit
a continuation of the alleged practice of
the Treasury Department In purchasing
ground for public buildings and permit
ting the former owners to retain the
title to the buldlngs and collect the in
TO REFUND. STOLEN FUNDS
Hawley Would Reimburse Oregon
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Feb. 5. Representative Hawley
recently favorably reported from the com
mittee on claims a bill to pay B. R.
Green, ex-postmaster at Oregon City,
KXU. which amount he forfeited to the
Government on account of the theft of
moneys from the postoffice safe. When
Green was postmaster It had been his
custom to keep postal moneys In a local
bank, believing them safer there than In
the small safe In his own office. Later
he was ordered by a postoffice Inspector
to withdraw the funds from the bank
and transfer them to his office safe.
A few days after the transfer was made
the safe was robbed and the shortage
was charged up to the postmaster. Most
of the loss has already been reimbursed
him, but the M covered by the bill rep
resents key deposit funds, wnich were
kept separate from other postal receipts.
Earlier In the session Mr. Hawley se
cured passage through the House of a bill
to pay Green tS6. Thla also is refund,
being the amount deposited by him In
the local Land Office for a mineral sur
vey, which was never made. That money
can only be recovered by act of Con
gress. A deaf-mute haa ben accused by hla
wife of swearing at her In alg-n language.
Better Class Blacks Call Mass Meet
ing to Take Measures to Stop
Disturbances In Herron
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 8. Increased
excitement over the recent negro out
breaks In this city occurred tonight,
when the news became general that at
Unlontown. a few miles beyond the city
limits. Mrs. Anna Davis, of Lynn Sta
tion, had shot and fatally wounded
James Donahue, aa he, together with an
other white man and three negroes, at
tempted to force an entrance into her
home. Race feeling in the city is at
fever heat and serious trouble Is expected
should any mors overt acts occur and
stir popular feeling Into an outbreak.
To- bring Justice to the perpetrators of
the many recent attacks on white
women and girls In the Herron Hill dis
trict of thla city, and to take steps to
prevent a recurrence of the crimes, the
better element of the negroes has issued
a call for a general mass meeting to be
held next Tuesday night.
Negro Insults Girl.
The first serious trouble growing
out of the police crusade against
negroes, who have terrorized the
Herron Hill district, was narrowly avert
ed last night when John Moulton, a negro
39 years old, was arrested in the East
End district on a charge that he had an
noyed a white girl and had accosted her
with "good evening, sweetheart, ain't you
going to klas me?"
While the negro was being taken to the
police station a brother of the girl at
tempted to get him away from the officers.
The young man struck at the negro and
threatened to shoot him. A large crowd
gathered and for a time It was believed
the negro would receive rough treatment;
but the officers succeeded In protecting
Crowd Outside Jail.
After the negro had been locked in a cell
the crowd kept up a demonstration In the
street. In the meantime 25 additional of
ficers were hurried to the district to pre
vent an outbreak against other negroes.
Moulton was- given a hearing today and
sentenced to six months in the work
house, the maximum sentence.
Today two negroes attempted to as
sault Miss Blanche Smith and Miss Rose
Sesock, residing In a nearby suburb. The
screams of the girls frightened the ne
groes and they escaped. Several hours
BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 5. A Miles City
dispatch says that authoratlye an
nouncement of the proposed construction
of the Tongue River Railroad was made
today by Chief Engineer Robb. who has
received Information that in a few days
contracts will be awarded for the con
struction of the line the entire distance,
about 155 miles. Officially the Chicago.
Milwaukee & St. Paul has nothing to do
with the Tongue River Road, but inter
ests connected with the former are said to
be behind the project.
The road will connect Sheridan, Wyo.,
and Miles City and will form a connec
tion between the Colorado & Southern and
the Burlington on the south and the St.
Paul and Northern Pacific In Montana.
SHAW TALKS ON SUBSIDIES
Says Aid to Rivers and Harbors
Comes In Same Category.
NEW YORK, Feb 5. fihlp subsidies
were urged and defended by Islie M.
Shaw, former Secretary of the Treasury,
in a speech at the last session of the
Merchant Marine Congress at the Metro
politan temple tonight.
Mr. Shaw took the position that the
building of the Panama Canal. Irriga
tion of the western lands, improvements
of rivers and harbors and land grants
to railroads were really subsidies.
Mr. Shaw also declared that in case of
war with Japan the Navy could not be
coaled or provided with supplies because
there are not enough merchant ships,
under the American flag.
SETTLE WAR INDEMNITY
Turkey - Proposes to Get Out of
Debt to Russia.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 5. At a Cab
inet council today it was decided to make
a counter-proposal to Russia's plan, an
nounced February 1, for & settlement of
the Turko-Bulgarian difficulty. This pro
posal would include a provision for im
mediate liquidation of the whole war in
demnity still due to Russia. This Indem
nity amounts to Jl,600,000 a year, which,
in accordance with the Berlin treaty of
1878, Turkey Is to pay Russia for 100
Light Cargo on Minnesota.
SEATTLE. Feb. 5. The American
steamer Minnesota arrived from the
Orient at noon with a light cargo of tea
and a small passenger list. Including
several returning missionaries. The ves
sel had a good passage from Yokohama,
excepting the last two days, when she
encountered a strong southerly gale.
The steamer St. Croix, purchased by
Schubach & xiamllton. of Seattle, for the
Pacific trade, left Newport News for
The steamer A. G. Lindsay left for
Grays Harbor this afternoon to idergo
The Department of Agriculture estimates
that the ravages of field mice and rats en
tail a direct lots of S20.000.000 annually.
Trunk and bag sale. Harris Trunk Co.
The finest, most tasteful and
wholesome biscuit, cake and pas
try are made with Royal Bak
ing Powder, and not otherwise.
Royal is the only Baking Powder
Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
BOND SYSTEM IS RETAINED
CHARTER COMMISSION WILL
HAKE IfO CHAXGE.
Board Decides to Omit All Reference
toaMunicipal Lighting Plant
Members of the Charter Revision Com
mission again held two sessions yester
day and apparently nothing can prevent
the proposed amendments from being
submitted to the Council at its regular
meeting on next Wednesday. The labors
of the Commission now consist chiefly
in correcting the amendments and strik
ing out entirely some of the new fea
tures to which opposition has arisen.
One of the important sectionsetricken
out yesterday was that providing for an
automatic bonding system. After a
great deal of discussison at last night's
meeting the Commlssison deemed It best
to retain the 6ystem as It stands In the
old charter, with amendments providing
that 'taxpayers delinquent in payment of
street assessment, shall after a stipu
lated time be forced to pay 12 per cent
penalty Interest. A limit of time is
given them In which to notify the city
of their Intention to refuse to pay the
assessment. The proposed amendments
to section 109 and 110, which provided
for a municipal lighting plant In case
the Council should deem such a thing
necessary, was also stricken out. The
Commission was of the opinion that the
proper way to settle this question was to
let the people vote upon it.
The Commission also settled the ques
tion of salaries for the Auditor, City
Treasurer and the secretary of the civil
service. On a motion it was voted that
the salary of the Auditor be Increased
to $3600, that of the City Treasurer to
J3000. The secretary of the Civil Service
Commission Is to receive not less than
J100 a month.-
Proofreading consumed the greater
part of both meetings and that portion
of the proposed charter that has been
corrected will be sent to the printer this
morning. There will be another meeting
tonight. About two more meetings will
conclude the labors of the Commission.
The facts of the new charter will be in
the hands of the Council, whose duty It
will be to decide whether It shall go be
fore the people to be voted upon.
APPOINTMENT IS HELD UP
Democratic Senators Filibuster
Against Xegro Collector.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Another long
session over the nomination of W. D.
Crum, the negro Collector of Customs at
Charleston, S. C, who was reappointed
by President Roosevelt, was held by the
Senate today, and no vote was reached.
Democratic members made it clear that
they did not Intend that the appointment
should be voted on the present session.
Among the Republicans who spoke
were Smith of Michigan, Dixon and
HELD FOR PORTLAND THEFT
D. II. "WILLIAMS UNDER ARREST
AT BISBEE, ARIZ.
Court-Martial for Civilians.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 5. The
trial began here today before a mili
tary court of nine civilians and four
teen soldiers charged with attempt
ing to organize a revolt of the St. Pe
tersburg garrison in 1907.
Heilborn to Locate Here.
ASTORIA. Feb. 5. (Special.) Otto F.
Heilborn, who has been assistant post
master at the local office for over ten
years, has tendered his resignation to
take effect on February 20 and will en
gage in business In Portland.
Accused of Embezzling $1400 "While
Secretary of Leatherworkers'
BISBEQ Ariz., Feb. 5. (Special.) D.
H. Williams, who was arrested here yes
terday on complaint of Sheriff Stevens,
of Portland, Or., and who jumped J15"0
bail and crossed Into Mexico, has been
recaptured on American soil.
Williams was salesman for the Mason
Carriage Company of Lowell, a suburb
of Bisbee, when arrested.
Four years ago Williams, as secretary
and treasurer of the International United
Brotherhood of Leatherworkers, at Port
land, is alleged to have embezzled JU00.
He was pursued into Canada and located
at London, Ontario. He got wind of the
pursuit and fled to Globe, Arizona.
Here, as bartender In a saloon, he stola
his employer's money and lied to the
hills. He was captured a week later,
made restitution of the money and the
case was not prosecuted. He came 1o
Bisbee and worked two months in
Hughes' harness shop. He then went to
the Mason Company, at Lowell, where he
has been a respected employe for three
Bisbee men have been In communication, -with
J. M. Davis, present secretary of the
Leatherworkers' Union at Portland, since
October. A picture of Williams was sent
to Portland and the net drawn closer until
his arrest. Williams has a wife, and boy
of three years.
Algiers. Feb. 1. Arrived Steamer Bank
fleld, from Portland. Or., etc., via Monte
video and St. Vincent. C. V.
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