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jf Iff THE WEEK
8 Condensed Form lor uor
LgoRS OF TWO CONTINENTS
Raumfloftho Less ImporUnt I
A .7 . I... Interesting Events
Jamestown Exposition to Open
rer uent Completed.
Norfolk, W. Va., April 23.-Desplto
the enorgotlo offotts of official n,i
workmen, tho Jamestown Tercentennial
exposition will bo oponod thin week nn.
ready. Many of tho structures that
ru w nave uomesilc arid foreign com
niurumi oxiuimg ami ami,.-
nohlcvomonti In tho Industrial nrtfl nr
lucuinnioio. rot t he mim nf u,i, i...
i -, v niiHi jjuo
won uonc, as compurod with tho tin
BREAK HARRIMAN MONOPOLY.
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
PRESIDENT TO KING
AFTfcR LUMBER TRUttV,
Government Extends Inquiry to Every
Washington, April 20. Tho invest!
gallon of tho lumbor trust Is now in
work, forms a satisfastory ro- m'' flw'"K' It 1b regarded by tho bu
rouii of corporal Ions as tho most com
In tho beauty of tlm wni.r i.tin ,.,ti. prohunflivo and fur reaching of nnv vet
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iia amazing gathorlrnr of fomlin fi,.,.iu umiortakon. Tlio information obtnlnod
roprsontlrig tlio most formidable typos w'" bo 1180(1 ,)V 11,0 dPftmont of jus-
oi naval lighting machines of nnnrlv llco ,n proeocutlng tho trust, if such ac
cvory power In tho world, find In ' Hon is warranted.
pponlng program with President Rooso- A P'ofmlnnry inquiry regarding
volt in the leading rolo. with dlnln. prices t lias already beon concluded.
inatlo, military and rmvnl Special agents aro now being sont to nl
Uvea of great and small forolgn nations ' 1,0 pr'ndpul districts whero lumbor is
participating, Uie public will lm.vn liu producod to ascertain facts rolatlvo to
recompense, production and tho restraint of compe-
Tho grounds and bullnlnmi of .. titlon. Every section of the country
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, u Himmond Typewriter company, position aro about 80 por'cont flnlnhrd. wl" o visited by theso agents
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lil'MDe. I " minimum 01 UIO tnOSt important iiuw wiiwicu onuw mo nivuujr
I hmlfllrWM. I. ..II. tt II . f . Innrl linirmm Hilintlinn It. n.tflna tisy nil
u.itfmotwaflade to wreck a paB- ' UUI" eunuiy oi oricic, ivr, , Y C , , i
ia " .i... u..h.a. .it;rt,.,t eornenl and Iron, and thr nrn i,i- kinds of lumber during tho past ten
f'1 . !... v n ol to remain on tho irroumlii n. a mi. years. There wus a romarkablo in
RIGHTS IN DANGER.
of the Pit Week.
lit A n
I ..A.r.llor ins Riven onowmr f
(lOOOtO ' '
ui dlstanco balloon flight from
, itr....l.t....lnn In in ln at.
JO YUHliiiiHJ1 v "v "
' jtmes Dartlelt Ilammomi,
clous of a great park. Itogardless of crca8 of C0lt prices In 1000. Tho fig
tno exterior of moet of tho buildings
win oo roauy wncn Uio pxnon it nn U
. . .
, It I . I f.v.. i.iiii.. JIUKIirillUMO Ol I 7 I -" "ft
to,d Wilcox, former prcsidont of the pormanenco of the work, howovcr ur-'8 collected show that tho diminish-
l, . - i. i iiifiuriri rri uniflii rrirn i i.. i . . . .... i -i . r a i . i . l ...
I I t I fnPIMAllif yav.t.l T.l.l t
' i rtiiff of oro tmovofl una oeon cap- injnuu uu rnuuy noxi.
B . ... I. . . I nMn Mnftliiu
adiOl Illgll Kruno miu .iiiiu.
comnletcd. will 1m nlmnHt all Mmt i.
Fafo,...B ., -w.- -. Impllwl in tho exprH on 'a world
eil nut ior ties after Inspecting ta'r u ., (, L. . "
Biil car. oxprcHH w, Isfac Ion and 0tlicr cxpo8ltIon hae o ,10
btall now cars will hereaftoi bo Ul0 W()rJ(, Uio life of the colonists, thi
emwi- iiarusnipfl oi tlio plonoora who oncribJ
Tt Ban Krnrinlwo Ijtbor counoll has tho country after civilization had been
UJ rccolutiotiB condemning Itooso alUlnod on tho seaboard, and tho
Ui far bis itand in the Moyer PettN achiovomont thoao poople workd from
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um raw maiorini. TwmtT.lvn atntin
ing supply of timber la not alono re-
sponslblo for tho great udvanco In
commissioner bmltli will mako a
upcciiil effort to ufcertaln why lumbor
prices woro so ehurply advanced in
1000. It Is believed to havo been tho
result of combination control in viola
tion of tho Sherman anti-trust law.
ill ilgng Bocm to point to anotnor
IKTthtlon In Guatemala In tho near
tisrt. One party has gono so far us
kbma providlonnl government to bo
British cabinet has offorcd a
frhtconccifllon to iromnu.
Einlraan plans a doublo track line
lielfeeD Tacoma and I'ortlund.
I for Polish autonomy has boon
htoioced in tho Russian doninr.
Helreainrer of tho Woonsookot, It.
IL (lectrlc company has embezzled
LcmLcr hand lorn at the Vancouver,
J.C., mills havo geno on strike for a
Gforge J. Gould favors railroad logis-
Ikka. but docs not like the Idea of
The front of an eight-story Chicago
I tarns col la peed without warning,
i. largo Pittsburg packing house con-
IViltt a half million pounds of lard
IweM. The Iohh is 1300 000.
Etanesant Fish, a director of tho
IwcH roads, Hiys tho coming crop will
IK i bird ono to move, as tho car short
ly ii as tcrious as over.
Hurt will bo a meetinc? iiUoiidnd liv
-ifgatesf from all purls of tho Unitod
I hi held in Washington early in
jijrtodicciijiK ways and means of crud-
inucg tuc white plaguo.
Ibe Rhode Iland leelslattiro has ad-
KItfd ffithout hroiiklna Mm Rnrmlirlnl
Tbealtorrcny General of Knntns linn
IL(me vfhcih ho believes will effect
frtljstop all liquor tralllc in IiIb state.
Itojri. On tho Flathead Indian res
wtlonthero Is ovor six inclics of
Hwirman has plans for a now tor-
bi.. unit iiiuinjuun i itauii
?.l7tunnol 22 miles lomr under tho of our railroad
Umii a. w. r.
"Hitahaiid In tho lalwr trouble of
railroad and prevent a
will trace their history from tfaolr car-
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hcbk uy mj mo presenr, arm too ex
hibits will bo sheltered bv bulldintrs.
Tho Btato buildings havo k-on grouped
along tho hie tor io shore of Hampton
Hoads, and command an excellent view
of the navies of tho world
It is tills uroat naval dlsnlav Uiat
win provo uo crowning Klory of tho
exposition. Nothing liko it has ever
beforo boon attempted. Thoio aro few
harbors in tho world that accomodate
so largo an assomblngo of warships.
The (loots will munbor, in ddition to
several of the best types of each of tho
foreign naval powers, tho Atlantic fleet
of tho Unitod Slates navy, under com
mand of Hear Admiral Evans, which is
conceded to bo tho finest organization
of fighting machines afloat.
Tho seal of government sponsorship
will bo set upon the exposition by tho
coming of tho president of tho Unitod
States, ambassadors and ministers of
fnrnlufi irnvnrnmpntH. tlin cnvnrnnrH ntwl
rmrnnnttlvMi nf tnii Bnl tnrrttarlnii ntor Fomker had issued in regard to the
and delegations representing impoitant contest In Ohio
Canal Zone's Health Record.
Washington. April 20. Health con
ditions on (ho ranal zono aro about as
good now us they ever will bo, accord
ing to a report from Colonel Gorirae.
chief eanlfary officer, for tho month of
March, just received atthooflices of the
Isthmiun Canal commission. Since
last August the number of sick among
tho employes has steadily declined un
til it is now 19.40 mon nor 1,000 as
against 33.72 in August. Among 4,500
Americans, white, employed there woro
only two deaths from disease during
Taft Back at Work.
Washington, April 25. Secretary
Taft yesterday resumed his routine du
ties at tho War department. Tho fact
that It was cabinet day made it neces
sary for him to cut short tho tirno al
lowed to callers. It Is doubtful if in
his Washington experience tho secre
tary bus had to deal with moro news
paper men than ho saw during the day.
They wero mainly desirous to learn
just what the secretary intended to do
in answer to the challenge which Son-
Opinion of Senator Bourne Regarding
t National Government.
Washington, April 24. "In my
opinion a great crisis now confronts
this country," said Sonator Bourne in
an intorvlow given hero today. "Tho
reactionaries aro determined, if possi
ble, to obtain control of tho govern
ment and use it for their own parsonal
advantage and to tho detriment of tho
people. Tho true Uepublican policies,
as promulgated by Lincoln and enlarg
ed and exemplified by KocaevoJt, aro
tho rights of man and tho absolute
sovereignty of tho people. Tho Issuo
now beforo this country Is:
"Shall the advocates of the right
and liberties of tho people and of tho
power and majesty of the government
or shall tho onornios of both prevail
Tho people must docido."
Want Republican Convention,
Washington, April 27. President
Roosovoit today discussed national pol
itics and eomo of tho business of tho
Republican national convention with
it acting chairman, Harry S. Now,
who remained with tho president some
timo. With thu newspaper men Mr,
New would not talk politics. Ho said
however, that four citiea are already
In tho field for tho honor of holding
tho next national convention of the
Republican party, invitations having
fceen received from Chicago, St. Louie
Kansas City and Seattle A selection
will be made by tho national committee
at its meeting here in December.
sage on, Hague Meeting.
BIG BENEFIT TO GRAIN CROPS.
Ibe CfflKH nil A .....-! -
AsV I i ' "iiiuricniiB, ui nuvvu
trains ol the Sonora railroad aro
P"m in Mexico charged with Bintig
Wtm , ,Urn0,, to leath' 2fi0
W 'killed and 12 dromon injnrod,
J seriously, and a properly
J j 1200,000 is tho result of a Now
"Of MlK'Onn linn nlnnn1 n An.
. ! Brantlng amnesty to tho mombora
"mod forces of Culm who havo
Hint.:.81"11? of committing offens
the recent revolution.
jrwHamont l,ouso is to bo built by
costln,!Lnato,rial Mdloolc in Wisconsin
ii1'81') Tll'w lawyers will ask for
of venue for tho next trial.
uc niriKc oi mo sauors.
TllA o . i . .
Ilihoiu "nl llonillook ln Ilhode
'ago uuua"y wnoro it was la
4S,utlo"n8kInKRooeovolt to ac-
..r "UOUlOr term linn twnn -InfnnU,! Ii
"WUlBvlvniilo I l-.i.i '
tMrnft!w,n n woro of foreigners ac
fiiQd" . ,inR e'nbers of tho "Ulaok
WnuA 01 crimes
wy Taft in lintnn f mm n
A - "IWIIIU a J A
UtD',iAtrlP to Panama and Cuba.
HiiSon , n . work lln by Governor
fcwiK the CRnftl ,fl
"as boon ronowod In Central
'W na an army sent Into Hon
Fruit Slightly Injured In Nebraska but
Snow Did Great Good.
Omaha, Neb., April 23 As a re
sult, of unprecedented weathor that pre
vailed during tho greater part of tho
month of March, and the freelzng
weather and heavy snowfall of tho past
few days, early fruits, such us peaches.
plums, apricots, cherries and blackber
ries in this section havo beon injured,
but tho general opinion among those
who havo the best means of information
is that the damage is not as great as
has boon reported. Indeed, many aro
of tho opinion that, whllo eaHy fruits
have beon Injured and In eomo In
stances completely killed and possibly
some of tlio later variolic nave ween
hurt, tho benefits resulting to tho grain
crops from tho snowstorm moro than
offcots tho damage
"KoporU from points along tho lino
aro not unfavorable.
said G. W. Iioomls, aisietant gonerul
managor of tho Burlington, today.
"Tho fruit In tho southern part of
Nebraska, which tho unusual warm
weather in March had brought to an
advanced state of development, Is re
ported to havo been pretty badly dam
aged, but llttlo or no damago is report
ed from points north. Tlio snow, how
ever, did a vast amount oi good ro wint
er wheat, and has put tho ground In
n 11.1 i l.- L. ... nwsttxa "
lino GOnulUUIl 1UI uuiui mini iurai
fillmllar roport havo been received
at tho goneral oflloes fo tho Northwest
To Defend Harrlman Line.
Topoku, Kan., April 23. It was ru
mored hero today that N. H. Loomis,
general Bolioilpr for tlio Union Pooiflo
railroad in Kansas, was to bo mado gon
eral counsellor for all Iho Harriman
linos ln cases beforo the Intorstato Com
mcrco commission. Mr. Loomis today
admitted that such a plan was under
consldoration. In case tho position is
created, Mr. Loomis will movo to Chi
cago, whero lie will havo a largo corps
of assistants. Tlio position is now in
railroad circles and is made necosBary
by tho pasengo of the now into law.
Snow Flurry at El Paso.
El raso, Tex., April 23. Snow fell
horo this morning at a lively rato for
moro than an hour. This Is tho latest
snowfall ovor known hero, and tho tern
porature, which was 30 degrees, did
damago to tho small fruit and truck gar
dons in Iho valloy, variously estimated
at from $60,000 to $100,000. Frost Is
predicted by tho local weathor bureau
for tonight. Tho Goldon State limited
on tho Hook Island road is bIx and ono
half hours lato on account of tho snow.
Pray for Rain In Cuba.
Havana, April 23. Prnyers for rain
woro offorod in churches throughout
tho island Sunday. No rain has fallon
In six mcnthB. The country Is parched,
many cattln aro dying and forest flroa
are devastating vast areas,
Immigration Commission Meets.
Washington, April 24. Tho commis
sion appointed in pursuance of the ac-
tion of uio met session of congress to
investigate conditions in connection
with tho subject of immigration met
today. It is expectod that a prelimi
nary investigation of tho portt of New
York and I Jo ton will bo made, and af
tcrwurd either tho full committee or a
subcommittee will go abroad to extend
tho inquiry in tho foieign countries
from which most of tho immigrants
May Build Bridge
Washington, April 25. Permission
has beon gran tod tho Southern Pacific
by tho War department to erect a rail
road bridge across tho Willamette river,
starting at a point near Oswogo, on tho
wont Sido, uud terminating neur Mil
waukee, from which point tho road will
reach tho Southern Pacific car shops.
Tho grant !b not exactly to the lik
ing of tho mi 1 road interests, as cer
tain minor restrictions aro placed
Borah Denies Rumors.
Washington, April 25. "I havo not
come to Washington to make an appeal
to the president or to the Department
of Justice, said Senator Borah, of Ida
io, as ho left tho Whito House today
after a brief call upon the president.
This statement was made by the senat
or when his attention was called to re
ports that ho had eomo East to induce
tho officials here to call a halt upon the
Federal officials in his state in tho mat
ter of the alleged indictment of persons
charged with having been engaged in
timber land frauds.
Bank's Bonds Are Exempt.
Washington, April 24. Deciding
several cases brought to it by savings
banks in Des Moines. Ia., the Supreme
court of the United States held today
that government bonds in which the
c ipital stock of such banks is invested
nre exempt from taxation. The test
opinion delivered by Justice Moody re
versed tho ruling of tho Iowa courts.
Tho chief justice and Justices Harlan
and Pockharn dissented from the decis
Will Appraise Railroad.
Washington, April 23. John F.
Stevens, formerly chief engineer and
t- I II V i n a
cnainnan oi tno JBinmian uanai com
mission, is to be employed by ono of
the largo Eastern railroad companies to
make a physical valuation of its prop
erty. Mr. Stevens declined tonight to
hamo the railroad with which he is to
becorno affiliated, but admitted that it
is ono of tho largo companies of the
Last. He expects to enter upon his
new duties soon.
No Hope of Agreement.
Washington, April 25. Tho Central
Amorican controveisy is no nearer sot-
tlomont today than it was yesterday.
according to a dispatch received today
atthoStato department from Philip
Brown, tho Amorican charge at Guate
mala, cabling from La Union, Salvador.
Mr. Brown stated that the deadlock was
still on. Ho hold out no hope of
How Roads May Be Made.
Washington, April 27. Senators
Fulton and Bourne are asking for the
assignment of Samuel C. Lancastern,
government road oxpert, to Oregon,
Washington and Idaho for ono year as
Inutriu-fnr In mndurn rruul hiiltritiitr.
Samuol ifill, of tho Washington Good
Roads association, is hero, interested
ln tho proJeoU
Roosevelt Going to Oyster Bay.
Washington, April 24. President
Roosevelt will loavo Washington for his
summer home at Oyster Bay on Juno 2.
This is much earlier than has been his
practico heretofore, hut ho feels that
public business is in such Bhapotliat he
can leave. The president Is to mako
two speochoB on "Georgia Day' at tho
Juineetown exposition on Juno 10,
San Domingo Favors Treaty.
Washington, April 25. Mlnhtrr
Dawson, at San Domingo, cables that
yostorday tho treaty with tho United
States wbb favorably reported to
Many Dead Letters.
Washington, April 27 All previous
records for a day'a work in returning
letters to writers from the division of
dead letters wore eclipsed on Monday
last whon 20,308 letters wero returned.
Tho largest number heretofore returned
in a single day was 14,488 on March 28
last. The number of letters cn hand
awaiting return hrw been reduced to
03,000. A littlo over a month ago thero
were over 200,000 of euch letters on
Coal Land Laws Codified.
Washington, April 23. A codifica
tion of tho coal land laws, combined
with regulations for thoir administra
tion, was issued today by Commissioner
Ballinger, of the United States lond
office. Tho lands aro classified accord
ing to values and information as to tho
prico at which tho government will sell
each tract is dissominated. Tlio price
varies from 10 to $20 an acre, accord
ing to accessibility.
Keeps Attorney General Posted.
Washington, April 25. District At
torney Ruick wont to Baltimore today
and conferred with Attorney Genoral
Bonaparte regarding tho Borah indict
ment. Idaho land fraud
Meyer caso. Whon he returned to
Washington ho deolinod to discuss what
took place in Baltimore.
Funston to Command California.
Washington, April 23. Brigadier
Gonoral Frederick Funston has been ro
Hevod of tho command of tho South
western division, to take effect upon
the expiration of his present leave of
absence and will proceod to San Fran
oieco to take command of tho depart
ment of California.
senate. Its consldoration was intrusted
to throe eonators, two of whom filod a
report In its favor, and tho third a ro
port In opposition.
Stevens Talks With Roosevelt.
Washington, April 23 John P.
Stevens, formerly ohief onginoerand
chairman of tho Isthmian Canal com
mission, talked with tho presidont to
day about conditions on tho Isthmus.
Ho said It will tako betweon six
sovon years to complete the canal.
Hero of Ruaio-Japaneso War.
Washington. April 25 Baron
tho k, second in command of tho Japaneso
ffswir In A-1. 1 . T a
.uivi-o ui uio tiupaneso-uussmn war,
will land at Seattlo May 2 and eomo
East via tho Oregon Wiort Lino. It is
poselblo ho will visit Portland on tho
way. Ho Is hero to seo tho Jamestown
Not Forbidden to Go to Isthmus.
Washington, April 24. So far as tho
Italian ombassy ln this oity has been
informed, Italy has issued
and prohibiting her subjects from going to for lack
I & annum u canal lauorors.
IMMENSE FRISCO GRAFT.
Police Captain Tells of Blackmail in
San Francisco, April 22. Captain of
Police John Mooney was on the stand
in the grand jury room for two hours
tcday, and when he left it was an
nounced that he bad-not completed the
story of police corruption, but would
return tomorrow to finish the recital.
Mr. Mooney's testimony was sensa
tional in the extreme. The burden of
it waa that corruption of the blackest
kind exists in the department, and that
it exists by tho euQerance and encour
agement of Chief of Police Dinan,
Mayor Schmitz, Abo Ruef and a cer
tain element in the lower courts. Mr.
Mooney eaid that all his efforts to purge
tho town of undesirables were blocked
by tho men in authority, whoso duty it
was to ntsist.
Mr. Mooney charged that resorts ln
the new tenderloin were protected at
regular rates. With his assistance the
grand jury has. been put in possession
of eyidence which shows a depth of de
gradation almost unbelievable. It has
been shown that the mayor and Euef
have been partners in seme of the most
nefarious enterpraes launched in any
BAD CONDITIONS ON ISTHMUS.
DISARMAMENT LINES ARE DRAWN
Austria and Germany Refuse to
cuss Limiting of Armament
' Serious Rupture Feared.
Secretary Bonaparte May Reclaim Big
Union Pacific Land Grant.
Choyenno, Wyo., April 22. As one '
of the results of tho recent invostiga- German Ambassador Carries Mes-
tions uy tno interstao uommorco com
mission into Western land frauds, At
torney Gonoral Bonaparte has under
consideration an attempt to forco tho
Union Pacific railroad to return to tho
government all tho millions of acres
which remain unsold of the original
land grant. Of the great grant of moro
than 20,000,000 acres, the road yot
holds an area equal to the states of
Connecticut, Rhode Island and Dela
ware, and still have nearly 500,000
acres left over. This immenso body of
land In Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado,
Wyoming and Utah, if returned to the
government, would immediately bo
thrown open to settlement under tho
Immediately after the Interstate
Com memo commission's investigation
of the conditions which havo mado pos
sible the monopoly in coal land which
tho Union Pacific has maintained for
26 years, Commisisoner Prouty called
upon tho attorneys for the commission
to submit recommendations for reme
dial legislation or to suggest other
means of dealing with the monopoly.
Those recommendations are now in the
hands of tho attorney genoral.
"Destroy tho land monopoly of the
Union Pacific," is tho basis of this report.
Italy. Forbids Emigration and Sends
Man to Investigate.
Rome, April 22, Leroy Park, agent
for the Panama Canal commission, who
waa sent here to investigate means of
obtaining men for work upon the isth
mus, learns that the Italian covernment
ias received grave reportB regarding the
Hygienic, humanitarian and moral con
ditions of the isthmus; that the govern
ment had forbidden further immigra
tion of Italians to Panama, and that a
government official had beeneent to tho
isthmus to investigate conditions. Mr.
Park did everything possible to place
the situation before the government and
to convince the officials here that the
men at work upon tho canal earned $2
a day, wero well fed, well housed and
humanely treated, adding that he be
leved that 5,000 immigrants might
leave Italy tor Panama immediately
and that thousands of others would
Washington, April 23. A most im
portant revelation in connection with
Baron von Sternberg, German ambassa
dor, and his visit to Gonnany at this
timo has been mado by a diplomat in
this city. The diplomat In question is
quoted as eaying that, although tho
purpose of tho German ambassador's
vacation a very brief one, by the way
is ostensibly to tako a rest in his own
country, in reality it is concerned with
the present instability of German in
ternational politics. It was even said
that Baron von Sternberg was the bearer
of an important message to Emperor
William from President Roosevelt and
that this action was being hidden under
the pretext of a vacation to his estates.
In connectioon with the German am
bassador's departure, it is hinted that
two other ambassadors rnav find it ne
cessary to postpone or rearrange their
plans for the late spring and summer.
These are Baron des Planches and M.
Jusserand. It turns out that the cause
of this diplomatic turmoil is the disar
mament question at The Hague, as
proposed by England, and what may
happen in case Germany and Austria
insist on not discussing the proposal.
This question concerns the United
States, because it is believed and
the president's remarks lately eeera to
confirm this view of it that, if the
powers persist in maintaining their
decisive stand, it will cause a realign
ment of the nations and a serious rup
ture will occur between this country
and Germany It ia with theso possi
bilities in view that the Italian and
French ambassadors will endeavor to
place before their respective govern
ments special reports containing sug
gestions. Hitches are likely to occur in the
near future between England and Ger
many, and Franco and Germany. If
Italy persists iri taking sides with Aus
tria and Germany at The Hague con
ference, it is stated, it will cause a
halt in the sympathies between herself
and England and France, and also this
DEVOURED BY PEST.
Many Governors to Attend.
New York, April 22. Fifteen gov
ernors have accepted the invitation to
name delegates to attend the national
oonfeience on combinations and trusts
In Chicago, May 28-31. The accept
ances of the governors of New York,
Iowa, Missouri, Michigan. Wisconsin
and Utah were received tcday". This
conferenco will discuss: Governmental
powors over corporations engaged in
Interstate commerce; tho division of
power under the constitution between
the nation and the state, and similar
May Tie Up Street Cars.
San Francisco, April 22. San Fran-
oieco is threatened with a bitter street
car striko on May 1, whon tho present
agreomont betweon the men and the
company will expire. The men now
receive up to 32 cents an hour for a ten-
lour day. The men request a flat rata
of $3 a day for eight hours. Both sides
admit they expect a striko and are pre
pared for it. It is known that, tho
Unitod Railways lias begun the rocrult-
ng oi Btriko breakers with whom tn
supplout its mon when they go out.
Heavy Snow in Colorado.
Denver, Colo., April 22. AivorHtn
to the local weather bureau's measure
ments, 18 inches of snow, equivalent to
1.44 Inches of rain, foil here during 1 11 A
storm which camo from the north yes
terday morning and nassod off to f,li
southeast today, A heavy precipitation
was general n Colorado, and the ground
is now in good condition to bring to
maturity tho grain crops, which were
threatened with failure in some districts.
Only Week's Supply of Coal.
Winnipeg. Man. Amll 90
than 16,000 coal mln PTfl urn In.
olved in tho strike in Ail,!., .,.i
British Columbiu, Wlhln a week, it
a said, tho Canadian Pooiflo will not
bo ablo to operate Its passenger trains
iiwk 01 coai. until navigation
I pens thoro is uo relief in Bight.
Disease Is in Nearly Every Chinese
Victoria, B. C, April 23. Mail ad
vices from Shanghai (ell of many pa
thetic incidents, observed by committees
engaged in famine relief work in Cen
tral China. Refugees and dogs were
seen fighting for the flour spilled at
distributing depots. Smallpox is rav
aging the stricken areas. In nearly
every house there is smallpox or fever
and nothing to eat but the bark of trees
and potato vines.
James Ware, of the Red Cross, writ
ing from Tsing Kiang Pu, says he saw
bodies of children laid out by the road
side to be devoured by tho semi-wild
dogs of the plains, and dead men scat
tered along the roadway.
Many famaliec are tearing down their
houses and selling the timbers to pur
Hundreds are employed repairing
roads and filling Bwamps, being paid
from 5 to 10 cr" a dav.
British Delegates to The Hague.
Lcndon, April 23.- -The British dele
gates to the peace conference at The
Hague are. as follows: Sir Edward
Grey, ex-lord justice of appeal and a
member of the permanent court of ar
bitration at The Hague; Sir Ernest
Satow, ex-British minister at Tokio
and Pekin and member of permanent
court of arbitration at The Hague;
Lord Reay, president of the Royal Asi
atic society and University college,
London, and a member of the privy
council, and Sir Honry Howard, the
British minister at The Hague.
Runs Car Through Fire.
Chicago, April 23. Fire damaged to
the extent of $250,000 a six story
building at 290-300 Wabash avonue tc
day. Twenty girla employed by tho
Healy Music company were obliged to
leave the burning building by means of
firo escapes, but none was injured.
Horace Manley, ln chargo of tho ele
vator, made repeated trips with his car
and rescued 15 girls. Manley finally
waB overcome by smoke and waa car
Wholesale Sheep Theft.
Butto. Mont., April 23. A Minor
specia from Billings states that John
Tllden and Chester Martin, two of the
most prominent stockmen of Eastern
Montana, have been arrested on the
chargo of wholesale Btock thefts. It ig
allegod that tho two men stole 425
wothers, driving the animals Into the
rocoHsta of tho Bull mountain district,
far from their accustomed range.
Rains Flood Mobile City.
Mobile, April 23. From midnight
last night nntll this morning, Mobile
was visited by a torrent of rain. So
great was tlio downpour that streets in
many BectioriB of tho city woro covored
with water two feet. Children wero
unable to reach tho sclioolhousos and
the schools wero closed. ' The new
union station was "urroundod by water.
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