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pF HE WEEK
Condensed Form for Onr
Lings of two
I .of the Loss Important but
r9 .M.tlns: Event.
of tho mi
Ller etolypi" Is declared to be
ircbfln Morocco may
Ll terrorists have Bontenced th
Utrr Roo' WBS roceIvcd wIth
.. . .
k. Btesmer Mongolia iim ueen
!StnS taken to Midway.
nnw 12 warships of tho
5 classes in Cuban waters.
t,. death Hl from the recent ijopg
MO"11"' ,. t..t,Iu rn.mli ton
; .. 1 .ii,n,itin in India havo
bbeen largely uuo i"
roij!on between two freight
KcntbeG.eat orro;in y
,1 Mont.i reeuncu m wu
Imnind In China
L the people ton veaia to quit
'w 1 L. .... .1 f Mint nar.
Itiowaml sale la to bo prohibited.
j...mlln nrnlnslon at JelllcO.
Uiuaui"" 1 iff i
. 12 twraona and injured
EO,, iiivu - - -
heiof others. Tho property damage
llimouat to 50O,ouu. a canoau 01
mite km explotfcu in flome manner
ner treaty with San Domingo 1b
new law in RuBsia grants more re
icoeral Fanaton will join Taft and
icon at Havana.
;be (tench from corpse Bat Hongkong
-hMnnr marketa of tbo world aro
littled by tho Cuban revolt.
Aulaa arsenate nro preparing am-
.Dillon for nto in Cuba in csun an
gjlitent to tbo island.
lit haa been commoncod to oust tho
ittrt-Pierce Oil company from Texas,
iltlon of tho anti-trust law is tho
icd for action.
kilonol the navy havo sued for
ieea became they are cxcludod
imnteinent nlacea. They are
iked bj tbo government.
Tilt and Bacon lmvo warnod all par-
lis the Cuban controversy that fall-
e to agree will bring an army from
t United States to the island.
Either Mitchell and Kirs. Grefflold
bot dlitlnanlsh between right and
according to the insanity com-
town, and are dangerous persons to
The Pacific Steamahln corananv's
Mcer City of Seattlo has none on tho
jtti it Trail Island, near Vancouver,
U. The paiiengers wore all landed
Mr and It ia thought tho vessel can
Tb( cruiser Minneapolis haa sailed
jlteCoban gomnnf nt hss agents in
Here railroad bridges are being
Md by Cuban rebels.
;Votia has been oloctod overseer of
wiy by the residents of tho Dow
riots are occurring In Moscow.
'. Buildings are being burned
Att'd iharper 1ms swindlod rich
lri on of $1,000,000. Some
P'onoer has been secured.
era iavi tlm a nn.tn.. i..j
'. , ' " ii.au xouuin
01 Lalnr liaa I.... t...i 1 i.
-. ..mm uv juqfc ut'UUU 11B
W against .unfriondly congress.
I A Yokohama
JPfrt of tho funds for the relief of
Japanese have boon embe.
i( itnim .1 it 1 .
eh rZ ."ongicong tias proven
r.u0ote. Mtlom than at flrat
u At na.t Ofi 1. J
a many of tliom bolng total
Ioterstato nnmm ,...
ns..HiCel0 l,,0wiulB of the
I .im.f'8 l)a8ongor rates. Spo-
mioa aro not to bo pro-
''Mys he is going to Mexico to
Jjjtafjr Root mfty g0 from pRDamR
l'NIchulsa T m. , .
L.,,lner Mnnou- r ,
Wkifct Midway Island,
LiH Shlnmo ... .
H. Ur,nd Botkn, B, O., to Ofal.
SLAVES IN RAILWAY CAMPS.
Negroes by the Hundred Make Com
plaint to District Attorney,
Knoxvlile, Teun.. Bept. 18. TJ10
Federal grand Jury now sitting in this
city Is investigating alleged peonage
cases at seveial railroad camna in thin
vicinity where hundreds of negroes are
employed. The Investigation ia going
on secretly under the direction ot a de
tectlve sent here by the government
from Washington on the complaint of
numerous negroes to District Attorney
J. It. 1'enland,
All last week the government build
ing was crowded with negroes, who
one by one told their tale of woe and
maltreatment before Mm limUm. rr ta
believed indictments will be found this
week against some piominont railroad
contractors and their milmrdlnafna.
The government detective visited the
railroad camps In the role of a man do
Biroas of purchasing timber lands. Ho
apent a week or moro In several differ
ent camps located in Blount
and quietly gathered a volumo of evidence.
Most of tho negroes woro brought
Iioro IlOtn florin and Hntitli fiarnl nn
and other ncluhborlntr atatna. WltnnRn.
cb nave loiu somo irightful stories of
uio manner in wliicu thoy wore bold
prlsonors at tbo camna for dobt. Tbnv
allege that a guard lino is kopt and no
man is allowed to pass this ling. Tbby
say that outrageous commissary prices
aro charged them and they got deeply
in debt to the contractors. One or two
witnesses told stories of Booing negroes
killed and assert that tho bodies wore
sunk in tho rivor.
BIG FLEET IS SENT TO SEA.
Force of 4,000 Men Can Be Landed'
in Cuba by United States.
Washington, Sept. 18. It ia an
nounced at the Navy department to
night that tho battleships Louisiana,
Virginia and New Jersey havo been or
dered down the Altantlc coaat on a
shakedown cruise, and that they had
been directoJ to keep in touch with the
government at Washington by wiroleas
telegraph and, if necessary, in the event
of an emorgency arising, they will bo
eont to Havana. It was also stated
that the crulsors Tocoma, Cleveland,
Minneapolis and Newark have sailed
from Norfolk, Va.
Tho Minnoapollo and Newark carry
about 700 men altogether and tho Ta-
coma 160. Should all theso veseels go
to Havana tbo navy would be able to
land a forco of 4,000 men in Cuba by
Wednesday or Thursday, if any devel
opments should occur rendering such
Final instructions will bo given the
Cleveland and other vessels when they
reach Key Wast. The Cleveland railed
from Norfolk Saturday, wnllo the Ta-
coma left there Sunday. The Louisiana
and the Virginia left Newport Saturday
after hurriedly coaling. The New Jor
tey sailed from Boston.
TWO-CENT FARES IN EAST.
Western Governors Say Population Is
Too Sparse In Their States.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Sot. 10. -8. M.
Williams, seoretary of the Pennsylvania
State Board of Trade, today made pub
lic copies of letters roceivod from the
governors of several statos on the move
ment to obtain uniform legislation
thiiMitrhont tbo United States for a 2-
cent maximum fare on all steam rail
roads. A number of the governors are
nirnnnllv fAVnrahlv to n 2-CO tit fare.
and, in a fow Instances, thoy tell of tho
movements in inoir siaios 10 ouiam mo
passage of such legislation in the next
session of the legislature.
a a a . a
The governors 01 some 01 me wcai-
ern states say mat uecauso 01 ine
uaraelv settled condition of their states
tlin tlmn In not vet rino for a radical
reduction of fares, but that such a re
form will como auout when tho popu
lation increases to givo the business to
Instlfv a cnt. The Western trovarnora
nmroM tlinlr annrovrU of the movement
so far aa It applies to the thickly popu
lated states 01 me uast.
Earthquake Felt at Sea.
San Francisco. Sent. 18. The lum
ber laden ship Robert Searlea has ar
rived from Tacoma and northern ports,
fiantftln Piltz. in command, states that
among-other incidents during tho trip
the ofllcera of the vessel recorded a se
vere earthquake shock, which caused a
panic among the crew and threatened
Mrinufl harm to the vessel. Captain
rills eaya that on the morning of Sop-
tomber 14, when the snip was wimin
snn mllfifl of lior destination, a severe
disturbance of the water wbb felt. The
shook lasted sivoral seconds.
Manchuria 'Has Been Floated.
TTnnnlnln. Sent. 18. TllO PaclflO
Mail RtnnmnMn nnmnanv's Bteamship
ManohurJa, whloh wont aground on
Rabbit laiand AURiut zu, was success
fully floated today and alio la now bo
lng towed to this harbor by the tug
Itestorer. A great crowd of people are
watchina the Manchuria being towea
In. During the final efforts to pull the
Manchuria off the rocka sevoral thou
sand bags of flour were Jettisoned and
ia now washing asboro.
Steamer Mongolia Aground.
MLlwav laloml. North Pftoiflo Ocean,
Sept. 18. The raclflo Mall steamship
Mongolia, a sister snip 01 ihb juu
ehurla, la aground on Midway reef.
The ship Is being lightered and her
hua landed safely.
The weather la fine and the sea ia
SURROUND CAPITAL I
NOTHING FOR JETTY.
Army ol 3,000 Insurgents Out
side City of Havana,
SHOW NO SIGN OF YIELDING
Liberal Leaders Openly Show Them
selves on Streets and Even Con
fer With Government Officials.
Havana, Sopt. 18. The only results
thus far of President Palma'a order or
tho suspension of hostilities have been
that Liberal loaders who hitherto have
had every reason for anticipating arrest
are circulating openly in Havana again
and oven conferring with members of
the govornment with regard to peace,
and that such insurgents In the Held aa
havo boen consulted, whilo expressing
thoraBolvea as agreeable to Bottling mat
ters amicably, at the eamo time assume
an independent attitude, which cannot
no said to bode particularly well for
prompt settlement of existing differences.
In tho mcantimo, Oienfuozos is in a
state of siego, communication by tele
graph bolng severed not only in tho di
rection of Havana, but to Santiago as
woll. It Is known that Uionfuczos had
not boen nttacked up to midnight Sun
day, but what has transpired sinco that
time is not known here.
All accounts agree that there easily
aro .J.'JOO insurgents a few miles south
east of Havana, and rumora are in cir
culation that thoy will enter the city
poacoably If thoy aro not molested, but
that they will fight if they meet with
resistance All visitors to insurgoat
camps in Havana province return with
this impression, but it is believed no
attempt will be made against Havana
until tbo arrival of Pino Guerrera's
force, which now is variously reported
to bo from 20 to 40 milos distant. The
general impression is that the presence
In Havana harbor of tbo American
cruiser Denver will not act as a deter
rent to such a movement, tho auxiliary
cruieer Dixie having gonoto Oienfuegos
and tho cruiser Dos Moines having gone
presumably to bring to Cuba Secretary
of War Taft and Assistant Secretary
GERMANS WANT PROTECTION.
Murder of Bush Causes a Vigorous
Protest by Ambassador.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 18. The inse
curity of lifo and propoity in the Baltic
provinces, which culminated last Satur
day in tho mnrdor of Ilerr Bush, a rich
German manufacturer and the leader of
the Gorman colony at K ga, has led the
German embassy here again to make
energetio representations to the Foreign
office concerning the adoption of meas
ures for the protection of German sub
jects. Bush was killed by agents of
the revolutionary organization engaged
in levying tribute. Dr. von Miquel,
first secretary of the German embaesy,
called today at tho Forolgn office and
presented the report of the German
consul at Riga regarding tbo killing of
Bush, who was Btruck down in bis own
factory. Ho called attention to tho
length of time the reign of terror has
Although tho armed revolt was crush
ed and the country reconqueiod by tne
forces under General Orloff last winter,
robberies and murdera havo continued
uncheckod for over a year and a ball.
Thoro are 6,00p German subjects living
The Araoiican consul at Riga has not
joined in this demand for protection.
There aro scarcely any Americans there
Alfred Bush was a partner in the
Bush-Hinge Manufacturing company.
From Odessa, whore the conditions
aro almodt ai bad as in the Baltic pro
vinces, the embassies have boon in
formed that guards have been furnished
for tho consulates and tho resldencoB of
tho various consuls.
Typhoon Hits Hongkong.
Manila. Bout. 18. Cablo reports
from Hongkong stato that a typhoon
which Rnrnncr no suddenlv at 10 o'clock
this morning did enormous damage to
thn nhinnlnff in that nort. The Ger
man steamor Johanne and the British
steamer Ban Cheung were sunk. The
Hongkong, Canton & Macao company's
Bteamer Fateban foundered and of tho
crew tbe purser and roato alone sur
vive. The Canadian Pacific Railroad
nnmnnnv'a ntnnmnr Mnnteaolo went
ashore. All business in the city ia at
Labor Party for Canada.
Vintnrin. B C. Sent. 18. The Trades
concrcBH, which commenced ite sessions
in Victoria today with representatives
of 400 unions and 25 mombers present,
will considor tho question of the entry
into politics, a redniution 10 mat ena
Imvlntr been introduced this afternoon
by K. H. Grey, president of the Vioto
jla Trades and Labor council, This
resolution urges the formation of a Ca
nadian labor party, with a national,
provincial and municipal platform.
Watching for More Loot.
OhicaKo, Sept. 18. Acting upon in
formation that loot from the wrecked
Milwaukee Avenue bank, of which'Paul
StenBland was president, is hidden in
Chicago, the police have placed guards
over two banks with deposit vaults in
which it is suspected some ot the
plunder may be found. The sum may
ma into the hundreds of thousands,
Congress Not Likely to Make Appro
priation at Next Session.
Portland,. Sept. 17. That the $?.,
600,000 needed for completion of the
Columbia bar Jetty cannot be secured
next year from congress ia the opinion
of Congressman Ransdell, of Louisiana,
and Jones, of Washington, members of
the rivers and barbora committee, who
havo Just inspected tho Jetty, escortod
by members of tho chambers of com
merce of Portland and Astoria, mem
bers of the Oregon delegation in con
gress, Governor Chamberlain, Lieuten
ant Colonel Roeseler, who is United
States engineer of this district, and
That it is inadvisable to resume work
on the Jetty until tbia sum shall be
available, either aa an appropriation or
under continuing contract, if very
WAStoful construction is to be avoided,
was tbe opinion of tbe two committeo
members, who accorded with the view
of Colonel Roeesler announced before a
meeting of tbo Chamber oi Commerce of
Portland Friday night. Colonel Roese
ler advised further that money should
nqt bo diverted from tbo bar project,
by insistence on sums of money for
other improvements on tbe river, lar
ger than are necessary for maintenance
of present work and slow construction.
This plan is opposed by Representa
tive Jones, who rather considers the
Celilo project more important than tbe
bar project, at least to the uppor Co
lumbia river region, which wants lower
transportation rates to and from tide
water. He takea tbe view that tbe Uo
lilo barrier, which now preventa navi
gation up and down tbe river, should
be opened as soon as possible, and that
the bar improvement is not as urgent
aa is alleged, because ships of 23 and
more feet draft can already pass in and
This opinion ia shared by Mr. Rans
dell, and he urges that tbe two projects
be Btriven for together, saying that
otherwise, there will be a divided
effort, which will react against the in
terests of tbe entire river.
Mr. Jones and Mr.Ransdell said that
it is extemely nnlikely that the jetty
can obtain $2 600,000, or that even the
whole Columbia river can Becure such
a sum. Both were even fearful that
there will be no liver and harbor bill
at all next year.
It will be impossible, they said, to
put through an emergency appropria
tion, as waa done at tbe last session of
congress for $400,000, because that Bum
was allowed simply in order that the
government might not lose several hun
dred thousand dollars' worth of con
struction works at the jetty, for want
of money to finish the stone deposits
under the tramway then in' place.
It was not the most cheerful outlook
for the river interests that were repre
sented In tbe party. Its members be
gan busying tbeir heads with devices
for obtaining the required (2,500,000
right away, because, in tbeir minds,
completion of the jetty is extremely
TREPOFF IS DEAD.
Tyrant of Russian People Succumbs
to Heart Disease.
St. Petersburg, Seot. 17. General
Dmitri Feodorovitch Trepoff, command
ant of the Imperial palace, died at 0
o'clock Saturday evening in bis villa at
Peterhof of angina pectoris.
General Trepoff, whose name ia in
delibly linked with reactionary repres
sion in Russia, waa a remarkable man.
He waa a natural deBpot, a tryant by
inclination, education and conviction.
He waa one of tboso men who have con
stantly appeared in Russian history,
just at the time when conditions were
most promising for putting an end to
despotism, to turn the Russian rulers
from liberalism to reaction.
It was he who became the guiding
spirit of tho reaction after Nicholas II
had issued hia manifesto in the fall of
1005, promising the people a share in
the government. Holding tbe position
of master of the palace, in league with
tbe court intriguers who were deter
mined to reatoro the old regime, be
constantly had the emperor's ear.
Dawson City Is Excited.
Winnipeg, Sept. 17. Advices from
Dawson City Bay there ia more excite
ment over the dredging here at present
than there has been since tho earlieest
days. The whole population ia mad
over dredging, and stampedes have oc
curred every day and night for several
weoks. Pbenominal success has been
attained by the Bear creek dredge and
at the mouth of the Yukon river. The
arrival of tho Guggenhimes, of Now
York, aa well ub other capitalists whoso
namea aro household words, has in
fused new life into Dawson City.
Use Gasoline on Feeders.
Omaha, Sept. 17. W. R. McKeen,
superintendent of motive power of the
Union Pacific, announced today that
the experiments of his company in the
use of gasoline for propelling passenger
cars have at last proved successful. Mr,
McKeen took a party over the line from
Columbus, Neb., to Omaha today in
motor car No, 8, an average Bpeed of
above 45 miles an hour being main
tained. The branch lines of the system
will be equipped with these cars.
Plotters' Neat In Peterhof.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 17. The police
have arrested 14 revolutionists in Pe
terhof, inoludlng several students. Tbe
fact that one of tbe men arrested wbb a
court lackey caused a rumor that a plot
against the emperor had beea discov
ered, but there la no definite ia forma
tioa to this end.
HOW UNCLE. SAM TEACHES HIS YOUNG SOLDIERS.
Americans may well bo proud of
their great military training academy
at West Point; it Is one of tho most
complete Institutions of its kind nnd
furnishes the cadet with n thorough
practical nnd theoretical knowledge of
his duties beforo ho Is nctunlly launch
ed on his career as nn officer. This
great academy tbo upkeep of which
costs tho United States government no
less than about ?(530,000 per annum
furnishes rather orer 50 per cent of
America's officers. Intending competi
tors must be between the ages of 17 and
22 nnd they must nlco bo at least 0
feet 3 Inches In height. Tbcy appear
before on examination, board which
meet In May, and should they suc
ceed in passing both physical and men-
cadet to compare favorably with tbe
embryo officers of any other country.
It must not be forgotten, however,
that to pass successfully through West
Point Is not tho only way of entering?
tho United States army. Thoro are two
other moans by which it Is possible to
accomplish this end: (1) by direct
commission ; (2) through tbe rank. A
civilian to bo eligible for a direct com
mission must be under 27 years of ago
and unmarried; tho nomination Is us
ually obtained by political Influence,
but the candidate has nevertheless to
undergo a most searching examination.
In the case of a private soldier desir
ing to compete for a commission bo
must havo two years' service, ho under
80, nnd also unmarried. He has to ap-
OADETS GOING TO DINNER,
tal tests they are allowed to enter the
military academy on June 12 for a
four-years course. The tests of the
prolonged probation are so eevere that
often not more than 50 per cent Anally
pass out Each cadet receives yearly,
roughly, about $650, out of which bo
bos to pay for his messing and uniform.
The life Is Spartan-like In its simplic
ity and in the severity of its punish
ments. The cadets are granted no al
lowance or pocket money, and the use
of Intoxicating drlr&s is strictly pro-
GUN DUIIX OF CADETS.
hiblted so much so, that should any
spirituous liquor be found in a cadet's
quarters he Is liable to be dismissed
from the service; the use of tobacco is
There are also very stringent rules
as to the treatment of the Junior ca
dets In connection, with what is known
as "ragging," any cadet being consid
ered guilty of bullying, even in the
mildest form, laying himself open to
summary dismissal from the military
Cadets are even forbidden to buy
pear before a military board and if
successful Is again examined, tbe ex
amination being extremely difficult
THE FEMININE METHOD.
Hott They Pnssle One. Another by
Their Polite Attention.
"There comes that bowl again I"
ejaculated Mrs. Pryor, In a tone of de
spair. A moment later sho was at the
door listening affably while her friend
from across the street told bow sho
"couldn't resist bringing over a bowtof
these strawberries they are so uiiusu
ally large!" . :
"What about the bowl, Jean" quer
ied the bachelor brother, who persists
In trying to help.
"Enough about it!" groaned his sis
ter, as soon as the neighbor was safe
ly Out of hearing. "On my birthday
three months ago, mind you Mrs. For
brought over that Jwwl filled with some
of her delicious home-made candy, and
to save me I couldn't tell whether .she
waa presenting me with the bowl or
Just the candy. It's a dainty little
dish, you see, nnd I didn't want to as
sume that It was meant for me unlega
It was, so it was pretty embarrassing
until a few days afterward I -lilt ou
the Iden of sending ber some of my
strawberry sunshine In the same bowl.
I thought If she hadn't Intended to give
It to me, she would Just keep It after
"But before a week had passed she
sent It over again filled with some of
her lovely orange marmalade. There
wasn't a thing to do but repeat my lit
tle ruse, and that time I gave ,her
spiced gooseberries. Then back -she
came with some of her precious tutti
frutti, and we've kept It up ever since.
"All the treasures In my fruit-closet
are exhausted, and I guess hers nre,
too, for you see she's begun on the
markets now, with these fresh straw-
GUARD MOUNT" CADETS IN FULL-DRESS UNIFORM.
nny newspaper or periodical without
tho express permission of tbe superin
tendent, and no ono Is allowed a ser
vant, so that each cadet has to clean
bis own uniform and keep his room
As has benn already stated, tbo life
Is a truly Spartan one, very little leave
or holidays being granted. There Is a
balf-holldny on Wednesdays aud Sat
urdays, nnd uo study from Doc. 4 to
Jan. 2; a lunger vacation running to n
few weekB Is giveu to tho cadet nt' tho
end of his second year. Work begins
dally at u n. m. and continues with
slight Intermission till 0 n. m.. enoli
cadet being prepared to tho fullest ex
tent to toko his nlaco In almost nnv
branch of the service.
Tbero nre not only yearly and hnir.
yearly examinations, but monthly and
weekly ones; In fact, tho cadet Is un
der such close observation that he ro-
colves marks for tho ordinary dnilv
work. One novel featuro of tho train.
Ing nt West Point is that particular lm-
porianco is auacuoa to the system of
delivering lectures In a simple and con
clso manner. Each cadet Is mode to
work out a problem on a blackboard
and thon to explain It aloud to his com
panions. In conclusion It may be said
that no expense Is spared in any way
whatsoever to eaable the West Point
berries. I'm Just tired of racking ray
bruins for new delicacies to fill that
bowl with, and all I want to know la
whother she keeps returning It because
sho thinks she has given It to me, or
whether she Is simply paying back my
nttentlon to her each time.
"Then why don't you ask herV"
"Ask her?" ,
"A man would."
"A man no doubt!" (with Immense
superiority.) "And Just suppose sho
hadn't Intended giving you tbo bowl
at all 1 What then?"
"Let ber say so. Why, I'll nsk her
for you, sis."
Mrs. Pryor actually squealed.
"Oh I If that wouldn't bo Just like
n man blundering and club-ltko 1 Don't
you say one word to bbr about It, Sey
mour! I Bhull muungo to find out
somo way. Besides, I've Just thought
what I can send back In tho bowl next
tlmo. I'll inako stuffed dates." Youth's
Our expcrlenco has been that when
r man approaches us nnd says: "A
funny thing happened yesterday," am? ,
then proceeds to relato It, the Incldeat
Is uot funny.
It's easier to do the things we
shouldn't do than It Is to aveld &iag
the things we should do.