The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current, September 12, 1907, Image 2

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Must Go to San Quenlln Peniten
tiary for Five Years.
Telephone Official Convicted of Pay
Ing 50,000 to Kill Franchise
of Rival Company.
8an Francisco, Sept. 5. "Five years
for Louis Glass" was the news mes
sago that sped with incredible rapidity
to all parts of the city yesterday mom
ing from the Temple Shoirth Israel
California and Webster streets, where
was imposed the sentence that brought
to a dramatic close the second trial of
the vice president and former general
manager of the Pacific States Telephone
& Telegraph company, convicted last
week of the crime of bribery, a crime
for which tho extreme punishment un
der the law of this Btate is 14 years,
Only a small crowd, made up for the
moat part of lawyers, witnessed the im
posing of sentence. When the usual
preliminary motlonB had been cleared
away tho court said: "Has the defend
ant any other legal cause to show why
judgment should not be pronounced up
on him?"
Mr. Glass arose in the pew immedi
ately back of his counsel. His face was
very pale, but in his bearings there.waB
neither boldness nor cringing.
Looking the judge full in the face, he
answered in a voice that was clear and
steady: "I have no reply, your honor,
except that I am entirely guiltless of
this charge."
"There are two general considera
tlons, said the judge, "pressing upon
the mind of the court in determining
the measure of punishment in this case
The first turns upon the situation of
tho defendant himself. A man well
advanced in years, he baa appeared in
this court charged for the first, time
with the commission of a public offense.
The other consideration Is the nature of
the offense and the effect of such crim
inal transgression upon the institutions
of the country iteelf. The certainty,
rather than the extent of the punish
ment, should control. Weighing both
of these considerations, I have reached
a conclusion as to tne measure of pun
ishment which I feel will be both just
and fair under all the circumstances
"Louis Glass, it is the judgment of
the law and the sentence of the court
that yen be confined in the state prison
of the state of California at San Quentin
for the term of five years."
Fraud Cases Are Not
Be Dropped.
Washington, Sept. 6. "There is ab
solutely no truth in the statement that
the government will not further proae-
r a ti r 1 t..ii
AUiiuK .tiuuicv uoiiuat AuesBii buiwy,
when shown a dispatch from Portland
minting a sfcorv reo.flntlv minted in that
city. "The land fraud trials will be
resumed at an early day.
"The delay thus far has been due to
several causes. Mr. Heney, who con
ducted the paBt trials, was more famil
iar with tne pending cases than any
other official, and at the time be went
to San Francisco he expected to return
to Portland and personally handle most
of the remaining land fraud cases. His
work at San Francisco has been so ex
tensive as to make it impossible for
him personally to take up the land
trials in Oregon. Naturally some de
lay was occasioned in acquainting other
officials with the facts. Then, too, to
ward the close of the past fiscal year
there was a shortage of funds. The
new appropriation became available
July 1, and, so far as I am aware, there
is no particular reason why the Oregon
trials should not proceed."
Woman Holds Up a Car.
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 5. For the
second time within a week a streetcar
was held up and robbed at the muzzle
of a revolver ,by a robber so Blight and
possessed of such delicate features that
the police believe the crime to have
been committed by a woman in man's
attire. Just before midnight last night
a Hooper avenue car between Ascot
park and Compton, in the suburbs, was
boarded by the robber as the car round
ed a curve. The motorman and con
ductor wore hold up at the point of a
revolver, yielding about $4.
Wants to See America.
Rome, Sept. 5. The Corriere d'ltal
la is authority for the statement that a
priest attached to the church of Santa
Maria Magdalena, impelled by his de
sire to visit the United States, embez
zled $24,000 of the church funds and
disappeared. He is supposed to havo
started for the goal of his desires. The
wardens of the church have lodged a
complaint against the priest with a
local magistrate and it Is hoped he will
bo apprehended.
Burbank Tells Irrigation Congress of
Latest Creation.
Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 6.--MoBt In
teresting among tho addresses dollvoied
at the Irrigation congress jesterday waB
one by Luthor Burbank, the wizard,
who told of offorta to produco a thorn
lesa cactus. j Resolutions on national
land policy wero adopted and a Blato
for officers prepared by tho committee
on organization.
A resolution was introduced by tho
Outdoor League department of tho Cal
ifornia club, through its chairman,
Mih. Lovell White, declaring that Ni
agara Falls are menaced with destruc
tion through tho rapacity of tho power
companies located on both aides of tho
river. The resolution, which was re
ferred to tho committee on resolutions,
urgod that tho congress approvo tho act
of the American Civic association in its
attompt to preserve unimpaired Niag
ara Falls, and urging congress to enact
necessary legislation.
Luther Burbank, tho expert on
planta, who appeared before tho con
gress Wednesday nignt, was aguin
called on for an address. Ho told tho
congress of his experiments in trying to
produce a thornlesa cactus. He hadall
but succeeded, ho said, a lack of nutri
tion being tho only obstacle to be over
come He predicted mat mis uioin-
lesa cactus would become the great fod
der of the arid region, for all kmda of
stock relish it and fatten quickly.
About 200 tons can bo crown per acre,
an extraordinary output compared with
other kinds of feed. Tho development
of the high nutrition is being assidu
ously pursued by Mr. Burbank, and the
grazing men will soon have some im
portant news from the wizard.
The congress adopted a resolution de
claring that there should be no thought
of making a profit for the government
through the sale of timber or granting
of crazing privileges. Bona fide min
ers, stockmen and farmers Bhould be
only charged a rate for such privilesges
which would meet tho government ex
Other resolutions adopted provide for
the establishment of bureaus of hy
drology and drainage in connection
with irrigation work. A resolution
calling on congress to aid Irrigation in
any way possible was also passed.
Roosevelt Does Not Propose New
for Atlantic.
Washington, Sept. 6. It is author!
itatively stated at the Navy department
that President Roosevelt does not con
template the creating of two battleship
fleets. Nor does Secretary Metcalf, nor
even the general board, wnicn is sup
posed to represent the extreme views in
naval development, favor either the
division of the present magnificent
fleet under Admiral EvanB' command
or the creation of another fleet in order
that there may be a formidable Ameri
can! navy in both oceans the Atlantic
and Pacific.
On, the contrary, it is regarded at
the Navy department as better policy
to maintain one perfectly equipped,
well drilled fleet, free to move at will
to any part of the globe at Bhort notice,
and the present plans contemplate the
increase of the strength of the existing
Atlantic fleet from 18 to 28 battleships.
This will afford a command as large aa
can be properly directed by any one
officer and it will moreover about mark
the capacity of porta and dry docks in
any particular section of the world
So it is asserted positively at the de
partment that there is not the least in
tention of keeping the battlehipa which
will go to the Pacific permanently in
those waters. That fleet, it is added
will Burely return to the Atlantic sea
board after it has fulfilled its mission
and demonstrated the feasibility of
transferring such a vast naval force be
tween oceans.
It is suggested at the Navy depart
ment that before the gathering of a
similar number of naval vessels in the
Pacific becomes necessary the problem
will be solved by the completion of the
Panama canal.
It is pointed out at the department
that, even were the president or the
department bo disposed, it would be
impossible for them to provide for an
other such fleet as Admiral Evans
present command without congressional
Large Freshman Class Enters State
University This Year.
Eugono Prospects are tho boat for a
banner year at tho Unlverelty of Oro
gon. Tho frcahman olass will in all
probability numbor 200, an increaso of
50 per cent over last year. Ono favor
able sign of tho growth of tho univers
ity in attendance and in its standing
nmoncr the institutions of tho West is
tho fact that a largo numbor of Port
land students who havo boon attonding
Berkoloy and Stanfoid will this fall
transfer .to Oregon. Freshmen from
Portland will numbor about 50.
A great advanco Is also noticed this
year in tho standing of tho high schools
throughout tho state. Scarcoly a high
sohool from Roseburg to Pondleton but
that will send from ono to a dozon stU'
dents to the univereity. The unsettled
status of the normals will also contiih
uto to tho attendanco at Oregon.
Accommodation for tho inoicase has
been seon to, and a good sized women's
dormitory has just boen comploted.
Tho new library, which has been under
conatruction since about June 1, has
been completed and accepted. The
time for moving in has not been dofl-
nitely set.
The campus this year will be a great
improvement over tho past. Captain
Brigga has kept a small force steadily
at work on tho grounds all summer,
and is sotting them in splendid condi'
tion. in appearance very much like tho
Lewis and Clark fair grounds.
Hood River Woodsman Reads Warn
ing of Nature
Hood Rivor Jim Tompkins, tho
Mount nood woodsman, whoso predic
tion last fall of a hard wlntor wnH vorl-
fled, is out again with a pronuncia
tion to tho effect that tho coming
winter will discount that of last year,
and will in effect bo a "pooler." Mr,
Tompkins again bases his prediction
on tho habits of tho bears, which, ho
atatos, are nioro numerous in tho lowor
valley than last year, and nro foraging
almost in the dooryards of tho rnnchors
to fatten up for a "powerful Bpell of
killin' weather."
"Them snow Btorms wo had last
wlntor," Bays Mr. Tompkins, "won't
bo a marker to what we'll ketch this
winter. Every sign known to natur' is
hollorin' it out loud. Wo'ro coin' to
git a dandy, I tell yor. I ain't boon a
watchln' for those signs in tlier Oregon
woods for 25 years for nothln', and tho
bears comln' in closo to town is a euro
Bign. Another ono Ib tho bark on tho
trees. Whenever it cits as thick aa it
is now, look out. Got plenty of woo J,
friends," conoludod tho woodsman,
"and git it quick, for you'll bao uso
fer It mighty suddon."
Can Fleas Carry Plague?
Berkeley, Cal., Sept. 5. The depart
ment of bacteriology at tho State uni
versity is planning a sories of experi
ments on bubonic plague, tho objoct of
-which ia to determine whether tho Cal
ifornia Bpeoies of fleas transmit the dia
oaso through a common rat to a healthy
person. Fleas and rats will bo collect
ed from ships that come into San Fran
cisco from Oriental ports, whore plague
la known to bo prevalent.
Cannon to Help Alaska.
Fairbanks, Alaska, Sept. 0. Con
gressman William bulzer, of Now
York, predicts that Alaska will bo a
territory before 1909 Is ended. In an
interview Congressman Sulzer said that
he has obtained the absolute promise
of the speaker of the house of repre
sentatives and some of the members of
the committee on territories that tho
Alaska territorial bill will be acted
upon early in the next session of con
gross, which convenes in December.
He is certain that the bill will pass and
Alaska will get the rank of territory.
Try to Kill Grand Duke.
Berlin, Sept. 6. The Prussian rail
road administration has offered a re
ward lor tne discovery ol the persons
who wrecked the St. Feteraburg-Berlin
express near Berlin shortly before mid
night, resulting in 11 persons being 1 1-
jured. Presumably it was tho work of
anarchists or Russian revolutionists,
who hoped to kill a member of tho im
perial family who waa paid to have been
on the train. The train was derailed
and several cars telescoped.
Would Use Bears as Dogs.
Copenhagen, Sept. 0. Captain
Amundsen, who in 1005 concluded the
navigation of tho northwest passage, is
making plana for a larger expedition to
the polar regtonB. lie ia credited with
the intention of using polar boars in
the eamo manner as dogs uro used now.
Public Wharf at Oregon City.
Oregon City After trying for more
than a year to bring about the estab
lishment of a public wharf in Oregon
Citv, tho promoters of the project havo
at last been successful and the city
council has authorized the establish
ment of a grade on Mosa and Eleventh
streets from Main street to tho water
front, this action being taken prelim
inary to the improvement of the Btreota
leading to the site of tho proposed dock,
The cost of tho new wharf will be
about $1,500, the money being sub
scribed with the provision that the
streets be improved by the city.
Cars Still Scarco.
Eugene Tho scarcity of cars on the
Southern Pacific company's lines for
lumber shipments et'll continues in this
vicinity, and some of tho mills are clog
ing down for an indefinite period. The
big mill of the Booth-Kelly company at
Wendling closed down last week and
Geo. H. Kelly, general manager of the
company, says the mill at Saginaw will
be closed on October 1. The mills at
Springfield and Coburg are now running
a day ehift, and will probably continue
in operation despite tho car shortage.
Fruit Goes Out by Carloads.
Freewater The Freewater Canning
and Preserving company has leaped its
cannery to the Webber-Russell Can
ning company cf Seattle. This firm is
shipping by carloads peaches, pears
and prunes tc the coaat cities. Ranch
era everywhere are complaining of their
inability to secure pickers, and a far
more serious shortage in fruit boxes
However, the fruit season in this vicin
ity has been unexcelled for three years,
and six and seven carloads are being
shipped daily to eastern points.
Unequal Assessment Makes New Road
Law Unconstitutional.
Salom In a decision juat rendeerd
Judgo William Galloway, of tho Stato
Circuit court for Marlon county, do-
clured the Tuttlo good roads law, aa en
acted by the legislative aspombly of
1905, unconstitutional, becaupo of its
provisions of unequal assessment of
coats for bucIi improvement. The ques
tion was raised in tho case of tho St,
Benedictine Abbey vs. tho Marion
County court and other county officials,
in connection with tho proposed con
struction of a macadam road between
Marquam and Silverton for a distance
of four miles. The law provides that
the cost of such improvement shall bo
assessed to tho property located within
a radius of one milo upon each side
and at each end of tho proposed im
provement, and tho plaintiff com
piaineu mat, under uiib system, a
property owner at either end of tho
stretch of road to be improved would
bo doubly assessed in case the improve
ment bo extended.
May Establish Naval Base at Gate of
Washington, Sopt. 4. Nowb from
Yokohama that Japanoso "oxplorors"
had occupied and holatod tho national
flag over tho island of Pratas, near tho
Philippines, attraotod much attention
hero becauao by this not Iirh boon added
to Japaneso torrlttory an island within
120 miles of tho Philippines, which
would furnish an admirablo naval base,
Japaneso poBBOsaions nro brought al
most within tho archipelago, bocauso
Pratas island 1b less than 00 miles
north of tho twontloth pnrnllol, ivhieh
was tho international boundary of tho
formor Spanish dominion as doilnod in
tho treaty of Paris.
Prataa island, in connection with tho
excollont anchorugo nffordod by Pratas
roof, would bo very sorvlceablo to tho
Japanoso, should tholr navy oporato in
tho waters adjacent to tho Philippines.
Tho roof, tho northeast point of which
Is about elovon miles from tho island,
is a wind barrlor of circular form, in
closing a lngoon with water of from fivo
to ton fathoms. Tho reef is about 40
miles In circumforouco and betweon ono
and two miles in breadth. Thoro are
two ohannola leudlng into tho lagoon,
ono on cither aido of Pnitua island.
Thoro aro several 'good anohornges In
from ten to twenty fathoms of wator,
tho position abreast of tho south chan
nel being woll adapted for naval pur
poses. Tho War and Navy department ofll
olttla say thoy havo no official informa
tion about this new acquisition of tho
Japaneso nation.
Irrigation Congress Approves of
President's Conrsc,
Ask That Grazing Charges on
Reserves Be Reduced to
Actual Cost.
Railway Loses Franchise.
k IS i
iiiDany ine city council lias an
thorized tho city attornoy to institute
proceedings to revoke tho franchiso of
tho Albany Btreet railway. The fran
chise 5b to be revoked has been running
about zo years and was renewed a fow
years ago for another quarter century.
Only a horse car lino has been oper
ated. The line was sold last wintor to
C. E. Sox, truatee, representing an un
known purchaser, who agreed to elec
trify it within a year.
Eugene Immigration 8cheme.
Eugene At a banquet given by tho
fcugeno real estate brokers it was dead
od to keep a man in Portland during
beptember end October to divert East
ern emigranta to Eugene and Lano
county. Support was pledged from the
.Merchants Protective association and
tho Commercial club. Two hundred
dollars a month has boon subscribed for
that purpoee.
Judge Landls Adjourns Qrand Jury
Tilt Immunity Claim Is Settled.
Chicago, Sept. 4. Judge Landls, in
the United StnteB District court today,
ordered a postponement of tho grand
jury investigation of tho rebating charg
es against tho Chicago tfc Alton road,
growing out of the recent trial and con
viction of tho Stnndurd Oil company
until Soptombor 24. It was goneiully
bollovod thut when court opened tolay
a letter would be presented from Attor
ney General Bonaparto, settling the
quottion of whether tho department of
justico intended to prosecute an action
against tho Chicago A. Alton. Tho com
pany has claimed immunity, asserting
that it was promieod by former District
Attorney Morrison, that if it- aided tho
government in good faith in tho proeo-
cutino of the Standard Oil company it
would bo exempt. No such letter was,
however, presentod in court, cithor by
Judgo Landls or by District Attornoy
Sims, tho Buccessor of District Attorney
District Attornoy Sims said the facta
had been submitted to the department
of justico and a situtaion had recently
arisen which mude it necessary that ho
havo time to submit certain additional
facts and circumtsanccH to tho depart
ment. Judge Landis then granted tho
Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 7. After
four days of addresses and diBcuf-slonn,
tho Fifteenth National Irrigation con
gress yesterday took up tho big work of
tho gathering, when tho roport of tho
commlttoo on resolutions was submit
tod by its chalrmun, nx-Govornor
Georgo C. l'ardeo.
Thoro Is an indorsement of tho policy
of President Hooeovolt and his adminis
tration in connection with tho policy
of reclamation, irrigation, foroet pres
ervation and conservation ol resources.
Tito departments that havo tho big
work in hand aro indorsed. There is
a recommendation that tho government
only charge enough for timber cut from
forest reserves to pay for mainteimnco
of tho forest service Congress Is asked
to pass a law providing for tho preserv
ation of tho Culnvcrs big trees by tho
exchango of other tlmbor land for
Tho irrigation congress is asked to
rnnko overy effort to havo tho seven
teenth soHslon of the congress held in
Washington at the snino timo the Nu
tionul congress is in session, and pro
vide lor a committeo of livo to promote
tho matter. Protection is also asked
for tho beet sugar industry and aid for
tho work of irrigation, reclamation,
preservation and conservation.
Tho only resolution objecting to ad
ministration ideas is one protesting
against further enuclrnont of legislation
favoring Philippine sugar to tho Injury
of tho beet sugar Industry of in Amer
ica. Not an objection was mude as tho
resolutions wero read and hearty ap-
plntido followed.
There was a spirited discussion on
an amendment which Judge Kakor, of
Modoc county, California, sought to
havo added. Thin was mudo n special
order for today. Judgo linker's amend
ment asked for the removal of tho duty
on lumber coming into this country.
Today's session which ia to mark tho
closo of tho congress, promisoa lively
They Seek the Noble Elk.
Albany To kill an elk is the
nounced ambition of most of the
ers who are now leaving for the moun
tains in this part of the stato. After a
closed season of several years, it will bo
lawful to kill elk after the 15th of this
month, for a period of one month
.bach hunter is limited by law to one
elk, but the members of the hunting
parties now equipping for the moun
tains will be satisfied with this legal
limit, thoush they are very desirous of
killing that one.
Has Brood of 220
Albany Chris Van
Dran, of this
city, has raised 220 Chinese pheasanta
this eeaeon. He haa been more suc
cessful this year in hatching and rais
ing the birds than over before. Van
Dran was one of the pioneer pheasant
raisers of Oregon, but this ia the larg
est brood ho ever raised in one season.
The demand for Chinese pheasants is
such that he could easily soli twice as
many as he raises and could contract
for rill his brood in advanco.
tho An-districts
Many Hops Moldy.
Aurora Tho hopgrowors in
rora, Hubbard and Uuttevi He-
are in tho hardest kind of hick this sea
son. The weather for tho past week or
10 days has been an injurious factor in
the ripening of the crop, and hi a num
ber of the yards mold has appeared to
such an extent that tho yards will not
bo picked. In fact tho yards are very
scarco where there la not more or Iops
mould. The prairio yards aro tho
freest from mold.
Record Price for Pears.
Modford All records in tho salo of
bartlett pears Iiob been broken by tho
sale in Montreal, Can., of a car from
tho Byrnl orchard in tho Modford dis
trict, of car No. 1028 for the gross sum
of $2,650, or $5.05 per box. This nets
the growoTs $3.77 at Medford. All tho
returns to date are highly satisfactory.
Wheat - (New crop) Club. 82c:
oiuestem, 83c; Valley, 80c; red, 78c
Oats (New crop) No. 1 white.
?Z3.ou; gray, S23.
Barley (New crop) Feed. $22.5-&a
23 per ton; brewing, $2424. 50: roll
ed, $24.6026.
Corn Whole, $28 per ton: cracked,
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $17
lb per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
$1920; clover, $11: cheat. $11:
grain nay, sn(a)l2; alfalfa, $1213
uutter i?ancy creamery, 32J1,35c
per pound.
Poultry Average old hens, 13c nor
pound; mixed chickens, 12c: soring
cnicKens. JZjtfc; old roosters, 89c;
dressed chickens, lfl(&17c: turknvH.
livo, 1616c; geeso, livo. 8ai0a:
ducks, 10c.
Eggs Fresh ranch, candled, 2728c
per dozen.
Veal Dressed, 08Jo per pound.
Pork Block, 75 to 160 pounds. 80k
8Jc; packers, 78c.
Fruits Apples, $11.50 per box:
cantaloupes, 50c$1.00 per crate;
peaches, 4085c perorate: blackber
ries, 45c per pound; prunes, 5075c
per crate; watermelons, llc
per pound; plums, 6075c per
box; pears, 75c $1.25 per box;
grapes, 50c$1.50 per box.
Vegetables Turnips, $1.76 nor puck:
carrots, z per sack; beets, $2 per sack;
asparagus, j uc per pound; beans, 3
5c; cabbage, 2c; celery. 75cail nor
i . .
uozon corn, ZDMaoc ner dozen: ou-
cumbers, J015o Por dozon; Jottuco.
head, 16c por dozen; onions, 1520c
per uozon; peas, a(a)0c per pound;
pumpkins, l2c per pound; rod-
lahos, 20c por dozon; rhubarb, 3o
por pound; squash, 50c$l porcrato;
tomatoes, 3D60c por orato; awoot po
tatoes, 2o per pound.
Onions $2.252.50 por hundred.
Potatoes Now, $11.15 per hun
dred. Hops 40c por pound, according to
Wool Eaatorn Oregon, avorago boat,
1022c per pound, according to ehrlnk-
age; valJoy, 2022c, according to fine
ness ; mohair, ohoico, 2080o per
Irrigation Congross Hears Doclara
tlon for Free Lumber.
Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 4. Discord
ant notes ran through tho proceedings
of tho rational Irrigation congreee and
tho name of Preaidont Roosevelt also
figured prominently, on ono occasion
j. . . t ..t it
ino country's crnoi execuuvo being ro-
forred to in a manner that meant criti
cism of hla policy in connection with
the Owens Valley wator project. Thore
was also criticism of policies pursued
by other government oiliclnls.
Tho first break In the reign of har
mony camo Hhortly beforo the noon
hour. After Gi fiord Pinohot, govern
merit forester and porsona! ronrosenln
tivo of Mr. Roosevelt, had dolivorcd an
address on "Conservation of Rcsonrc
es," Judgo E. Rakorf, of California,
moved tnat it be the sense of tho con
vention that all duties on timber bo
repealed, In view of tho statement of
Mr. Pinchot that tho supply of lumber
in thia country would bo exhausted
within 20 years If nothing was done to
protect thorn. Tho motion was second
ed. It waa then moved that tho resolu
tion bo roferred to the committeo on
resolutions, in lino with tho plan
adopted earlier Jn the duy, when tho
motion oi Matthew Doughorty. of Utah.
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aa amenucu Dy .nidge itakerl. waa car
ried. This would shut off dobato.
Responsible for Wreck.
New York, Sent. 4. Afred If.
Smith, vice preaidont and general man
ager ol tho New York Central railroad,
must stand trial on a cliaigo of man
slaughter in tho socond degree, growing
out oi tne wreck of an oloctrlo train on
tho Harlem rollroad at Woodlawn Feb
ruary 10 laat, according to a doclalon
handed down today by Sunromo Court
Juatico GIgerich. Tho decision ovor
rnloa a demurer mado by Mr. Smith to
an indlctmont charging him with being
responaimo tor wio death of Clara L.
Hudson, a passongor.
8ultan's Favorites Slain.
Casa BJanca, Sept. 4. Letters ro
coivod hero from Fez declare that tho
Tazzl brothers, Abdul Krlm bon Sli.
man, tho Moroccan forolgn mlnlrjfcor,
mm uuimm, wiu uuiiun's second repre
sentative at Tangier, havo beon aesasal.
nuted by partisans of tho Cald of Me-
ohuar, tho official who introduced am-
iMissadors to tho court of tho sultan.
Thep oxerciand almost comploto domN
notion over tho sultan and to thorn ia
attributed tho ruin of tho ompiro.
Tornado Hits Georgia.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 4, It waH
reported hero Into laet night that a tor.
nado ctruck Fort Gaines, On., a town
of 1,000 pooplo, 100 miles southoast of
montgomory, last night. All commu-
Refuso to Pay BUI of Postal Telegraph
Chicago, Sept. 7. A now phase in
tho strike of tho commercial telegraph
ers dcvolopcd today when the i'ootnl
Tolegruph company began suit against
tho union for the recovery of ft debt of
$120.30. Tho hill is for messages sent
by the union during the month of Au
gust. Payment waa refused by officers
of tho union on tho ground that the
company had failed to send some of Uio
Ono tologram sent to2Hot Springs
after tho slrlku began whs not deliv
ered, according to tho officers of tho
union. When tho regular month's hill
waa presented Thursday tho collector
wub asked to furnish proof that tho
messages hud beon sent. Tho company
decided it would furnish tho proof in
the Municipal court Septombor 11, on
which date tho suit will bo heard.
Classify Postal Clerks. ,
Chicago, Sopt. 7. Thirty days' va
cation at full pay for all clerks and
carrlora in tho postofllco sorvlco and &
classification of tho sorvlco abovo tho
$1,200 grado, tho present limit, hna
beon adopted as the policy of the Post.
office department, and will bo urged by
tho postmaster gon em I at the coming
Bcsslon of congress. Frank II. Hitch
cock, first assistant postmaster general.
accompanied by R. E. Hoch, private
secretary of tho postmaster general, was.
in Chicago tonight and said that tho
department has boon committed tc
such policy.
Board of Health Men Resign.
San Francisco, Sept. 7. Dr. Jules
Simon, president of the local board of
health, and Dr. Power, a mornbor of
the board, tendered their resignations
today to Mayor Tuylor. Tho mayor, in
speaking of tho matter tonight, said'
thut ho expected other'memhers of tho
board would resign, and that in that
event tho appointment of an entirely
new board would dovolvo upon him. It
ia said that tho resignations grow out
of lack of hnrmoy among tho health
olllcors in tho manner of handling tho
local bubonic plaguo caseB.
Arrested for WlreTamperlng,
Chicago, Sept. 7. Goorgo S. Ulrd-
Holl, a member of tho Commercial Tele
graphers' union, was arrested today on
a warrant charging him with mali
ciously tamporlng with Western Union
telegraph wlro in tho suburb of Mayfair
on August 22. BluUoll admitted that
ho disconnected two of tho company's
lines, but declared ho had boen in
structed to do so by a wiro chief of tho
Woatorn Union, and therefore could
not bo punished.
More Indictments Come.
Pittsburg, Sopt, 7. Attornoy Pal
mer Chambers, who has had chargo of
tho collection of tlio evidence for tho
Voters' Civlo league in tho tax recolpti
frauds, onnoiinood today that thoro
would bo 200 additional Indlctraontu
drawn in those casca. Ho said thati
nloat on by wlro with that soction of theeo will include men as prominent bb
tho etato has boon out off. J thoao alroady indicted.