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WS OF THE WEEK
SMALL QUITS IN 1 EARS.
Condensed Form for
Striking Telegrapnors Was Former
Leador from Platform.
Chicago, Oct. 22. Followed by Jooru
nfitl hisses, H. J. Small, former proai
dontof tho Commercial Telegraphers'
union, loft UJrlch'H Imll In tcatB Stin
duy afternoon. JIu did not got tho
vindication which . ho sought at tho
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
r,inwrmmimfn YlllUimiIUII WHICH III) fllllllHlL HI Mil?
iili iw iv i p fiii.nmiinirivi. . . ..
imunuu u n w uuiiun 01 uio raiiK una uio oi uio local
A A. 1. . . A
Not Loss Interesting Events '
of tho Past Waok.
fow moro Hinnll banks In Now York
) oloHod. but tho blu onus stand
iro hnvo been 48 cases of hubonlo
iit. - m
I. I .1 f i
II ILnillJll 1IU4U ISII UUIKIIV
n near Lot! Anifclea and robbod tho
douldod to ask tor in 8 of tho tola'
Vancouver, U. 0., city council
nnnunlod to tho government to ox
ft fill AN1ILL1I'.I1
initklni! oxorbltnnt claims for dam-
BiiHtnincd during tho riotH.
I1LTIJ I1IU LlllllVJin UIUV htlU U IV
nun iiiu uiiutuuiiu invi ivnui
aro about ready for an outbreak.
Mliri'HI'H I ILL IV II I JUL IIJU in MADIf LI J A II"
uliuirman oi tho rtvorn ami imr-
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1 1 it 1 1 -nn
hirty-thrco suits against tho South.
PneHlo hnvo been II led at tno ro-
I III LI1I1 HLU rilliV llllltlllla IIII YllJlll
of tho 28-hour law.
miMiiH i,ilv ih warKinv ioi inn uc
lenn national convoimon.
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nrn limn rwrnoriB wora lmurcu
ntreot car coIIIhIoii at Chicago.
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Htreot oporntlotiH in about over.
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- urn i fin tim una uttrnnT run Ninur
Ih enld Koouovolt will try for
vu umif. In Mm tmnnlii If ti nriMlrinnt.
liking Ih eke ted.
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In which tho flyrnptoma were very
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rrt nnn nut v tiiHiriimrn inn HLnnirH
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in 4 daya, '22 liourfl and 4(3 min
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ii 7iifiii nun iiiiriiiiiimi riwitin m
i cut tho puPHongor rohedulo from
n in rvnntuiM i.ir.v nn iifnvir.
roadH aro expected to follow suit.
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lieu itauroauH umpioywi nnu uio
clnHltod again in Fan rranciBoo
tho rcfliilt that a conductor wiih
. and nn ollirnr heaton and thrco
Icago olubs have e tar tod a war
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W ...i. A. I TT 1.
ii .ii t lfirM Hir, ii i rii ti i iir n riirifiii
but were Rurprluod and routed,
I'mnlititnt Ktnnll In nnntlnnttitr IiIh
and may upllt tho tolcgraphora'
Aa Bmull loft tho hull ho onnoared
brokon-honrtod und declared ho had
given up tho fight for rentorntlon to hla
former position. His HueeoBBor, W. W.
iJoattlo, of Washington, who vras vice
president of tho organization, was for
inally rccognizod as tho now bond of
tho union. Ho announced that Ills pol
icy would do an aggrcsnlvo one.
Whon tlio mootniK ononod. President
Hinnll, wno Had Ijoen waiting in an
auto-room for a chanco to bo heard, was
InvIUxl to HJio nlntforin. Hardlv had
ho ascended tho iteps to tho platform
whon a number of atrikers sot un and
text uio room. Tlio othoro hooted niu
hissod so that tho words of tho former
prnnldont wero drowned. In a pathetic
way he appealed to the older mom bora
of tho union raying that ho had child
ren and that thoy should not be dls
graced. by the branding of their father
as dishonest without one bit of ovidenco
and without a hearing.
Tills appeal, however, had llttlo of
feet, although a great many of the
strikers after tho meeting had adjourn
od agreed that Small had been treated
shamofully and at least should have
been received with common decency.
It was voted to aseees broker and
leased wlro operators two days' pay
each week in liuu of Milling tho in out on
POLITE TO WOMEN.
BATTLE ON 8TREETCAR.
UNCLE SAM'S MEAT TRADE.
Robber Makes Demands Only on the
Salt Lako, Oct. 22. Tho Murray
stago, used for the conveyance of pas
scngors on tho lino between Hingham
Junction and candy wan brought to a
halt by a moakod robber early thiB
morning at Lovcdahl. Tho driver and
tho mule passengers in tho conch wero
ordorcd down from their seats and when
the roDhor laced them with drawn ro
volvor thoy readily complied with his
demand for nionoy and valuables.
Only 112 was obtained from tho
party, It was said today, but tho driver,
who had a considerable sum of monoy
In his possession, managed to sequester
it undor tho seat of tho stago while his
passengers wero cllmmng down iroin
their seats. Tho purso was overlooked
by tho robber.
Tho women parsengors, of whom
thero wero a number, woro not molest
ed. Satisfied that he had obtalnod
everything of vahio that his victims
posoessod, tho bandit, after permitting
them to roturn to their seats, took a
placo alongside tho driver and rodo
with the party to tho end of tho stago
lino, whero ho dismounted and escaped
under covor of tho darkness.
a spooch at Nanhvillo, Kooaovolt
(1 ho would not chaugo his policy
ii ii if ii 1 i mi u?nnn iiirri innn n iiri
i t Ail l r . I
threatened strike of Denver &
rando tolouranlmrH will not lakn
us the inon havo voted to remain
tho Now York banks hurt hv tho
Btioet nanio as all tho Institutions
in an nddress at Ohlcnuo. ad-
wnuld permit trusta but put tho
United States pension roll 1b
Ill I Unfit, linn l.t II o n...n M.w.
on uio sultan oi alorocco.
idrods of norsons liavo boon ar-
ln Kansas City for violating tho
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WttlllnKs havo boon rolcasod
ill and tho Russian pollco admit
in in ii miainiA
Wefltorn Union claims Urnfcn
r in iih Hrriirinif nnnrntntn nr. t Hit.
I1VI1 fliinilAjl fnv vn iuIai.imamF
British froluhter Onoun Ohrls.
hound from San FranclBCo to
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German emperor Is to visit. Eng-
umnor oi ind otmonts havo boon
in Now Moxico against coal
mituo iiuiii wiu
Bourne Offers Prize.
Washington, Oct. 22. Hon. Jona
than Ikmrno, Jr., of Oregon, United
States senator, has taken a uniquo step
to test the sentiment of tho country on
tho presidential situation. Through
tho National magiulno, of Boston, ho
lias offered u cash prize of f 1,000, open
to Amorican peoplo, for tho strongoet
and wit written argument in support
of a second olectlvo trm for ltoosovolt.
Tho prize will bo awarded March 15,
1008, tho contest closing ono month
earlier, and throo judgoa will bo named
shortly to pass upon tho arguments.
Americans In Russian Jail.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 22. William
English Walling, of Iudlauapolii, his
wife and sistor-in-law, Miss Iioso
Strunsky, woro arrested In this city to
night by a for'o of gondarmcs bocauBO
of tlioir association with soveral mem-
bors of tho Finnish Progressive party.
Thoy woro still bolng hold ot tho gen
darmes' headquarters at a late hour. A
representative of tho Amorican em
bassy appeared at tho headquarters in
Capturo Mexican Bandit.
Moxico City, Oct. 22. Special dis
patches to this city report that tho
leador of tho gang whin, laatweok stole
$15,000 worth of bullion from tho pro-
cipitatine room of the Kuanajuara Con
solidated Mining A Milling company,
has boon captured aftor bolng wounded
throo timos. With him was tnkon all
tlio stolen bullion. In his confession
ho Implicated 40 persons.
Prairie Fire Is Raging.
Harneavlllo, Minn., Oct. 22. A
prairlo flro is devastating tho northeast
ern part of Wilkins county, Minnesota,
and throo farms havo already boon wip
ed out. Tho damage thus far 1b esti
mated at $50,000., Tims far all offorts
to check tho piogress of tho fire havo
boon unavailing, but all tho furmors in
tho vicinity tonight aro plowing tho
country In an attompt to stop tlio
President Is Snubbed.
Jackson, Miss,, Out. 22, Dcolnring
that Prosidont Itoosovolt is a cruol
bear-ohasor, Governor Vardaman yoB-
tor day announced that ho would not be
In Vloksburg today to woleomo tho
prosidont to Mississippi, Ho will go to
Memphis so that ho may not be in tho
stato at tho samo tlmo us tho president.
Over Ten Billion Dollars Re proson
tod In Industry In America.
Waiihlngton, Oct. 25. A capital of
810,020,000.000 is directly ooncorncd
in tho raising of meat animals un
thoir slaughtering and packing, accord
Ing to a report on mout supply issued
by the department of agriculturo. This
amount is flvo-slxtliB as largo as a
capital invested In manufacturing in
1004. Sovon-elghtht) of tho meat and
meat product are consumed within
this country. Tho stock of meat ani
mals has incroasod sinco 1840, but hus
not kopt paco witli tho increased popu
lation. Tho report adds:
"That moat consumption por capita
has declined in this country since 1840
is plainly Indicated. How important
meat is In tho diot of tho different
countries is shown in tho following
meat consumption por capita In 1004,
in dressed weight:
"United States, 185 pounds; United
Kingdom, 121 pounds; Australia, 203
pounds; Now Zealand, 212 pounds;
Cuba, 124 pounds; Franco, 70 pounds
JJoiglum, 7U poundB; Denmark, 70
pounds; Swodon, 02 pounds; Italy, 60
LITSLE COKE ON COAST,
Washington Only Stato Which
duces Any Amount.
Washington, Oct. 20. Washington
is tho only ono of tho Pacific coast
states which produces coal of quality
suitablo for tho manufacture of coko.
Tlio cokomaking operations of Wash
Ington aro not of special importance
whon compared with tho output of
otnor cokomaking statos, but thoy aro
of interest as establishing tho fact that
It is pofislbio to produco metallurgical
coko from Pacific coast coal.
Thero aro five coko establishments in
tho shite, threo of which made coko in
1000. Two plants, having a total of
31 ovens, have been idle during the
lust two years. Tho production in
1000 amounted to 45,042 short tons.
valued at $220,077, aoainst 53.137
short tonn, valued at $251,717, in 1005.
All of tho coal used in cokomakine in
"Washington in 1000 was washed. Two
of tho plants used washed run-of-mino.
and ono plant used washed slock. Tho
washed run-of-mino coal amounted to
70,085 tons and tho washed slack to 0,-
211 tons. Tho cokomakine industry of
Wellington began in 1884, when 400
tons of coko were produced.
Williamson Case Goes Over.
"Wellington, Oct. 24. Argument in
tho caso of ox-Ropreeentativo J. N.
Williamson was today indefinitely
postponed by the United States Su
premo court in order to afford tho at-
tornoy general an opportunity to pre
pare his argument. Tho motion to
postpono mado by tho government wus
resistod by the attornoys for William
son, who were anxious to rush tho caso
to immediate hearing, it having been
originally set for argumont today. As
customary in such cases, the court
grantod a postponement.
Will Modify Greeley Order.
Washington, Oct. 22. Tho War de
partment will probably amend tho or
ders issued by Genera) Grooley, gov
erning tho practice ride of ofilcors of tho
lepartmont of tho Columbia, 'bo as to
mnko them conform to orders observed
elsewhere. Tho department will only
require officers to bo examined by sorv-
co surgoons boforo and after tho ride.
Tho secretary of war has authorized the
election of a gymnasium at Ft. Casoy,
Wash., to cost approximately $20,000.
Northwest Postal Affairs.
Washington, Oct. 25. Washington
postmasters appointed: Christopher,
Maurico W. Thompson, vico J. A.
Slioff, reeignod; Eagleton, John E.
liunkor, vico Niol Andeison, resigned;
O'Hrlen, Anna K. Hurko, vico P. S.
Warner, rosignod; Richmond, Ralph
P. St. John, vico S. E. Holloway, ro-
signed. Elmer E. Hales has been ap
pointed regular, A. II . Kirby, substi
tute, rural carrier, routes 1 and 2, at
Wall Loses Rich Mine.
Washington, Oot. 24. Tho Sup
remo court today decided the caso of
Loonldas M. Lawson and others versus
tho United States Mining company fa-
orahly to tho company. Tho caso in
volvoi a question as to tho right to fol-
ow mineral veins from the a pox in tho
Jourdan extension, Northern Light .und
other initios In tho West Mountain dis
trict, noar Rriglmm, Utah.
Commissioners Hoar Complaints.
Washington, Oct. 24. Tho inomborB
of tho Intorstuto Commerce commission
go this week to various parts of tho
country to heur hundreds of oom-
plaints. Chairman Ivnupp goes to Now
York, Commissioner Prouty to Buffalo,
St. I.oula, Kansas City and Denver, and
Commissioner Olarko to Kaunas City.
All told, 2,700 complaints will bo
TOO VALUABLE TO BE SOLD.
Japanoso Say Philippines Thrlvo
der American Rule,
Washington, Oct. 23. Mail advices
from Manila report that Akasa Tsuka,
tho Japaneso consul for tho Philip
pines, has recently concluded his first
visit to tho southorn islands. Upon
his return to Manila, tho consul sa d
that tho great natural wealth of tho
Southorn Philippines astoniehod him
and that ho can readily soo that the
United States will never desiro to sol
Ho was vory much impressed also
with tho military government of tho
Moro provinces. Ho considers it ono
of tho most offectlvo and practicnal sys
terns that could bo dovised for the
"The Moro," ho said "scorns to be
bright and henest, and will, under tho
presont system of govornment, dovelop
into a fine citizen some day, as have
tho natives of tho mountains of For
mosa undor tho Japaneeo governmont.
"Everybody in tho southern Islands
seems to be talking hemp and copra
and leaving politics to shift for them
solves, and thero seems to bo no ques
tion of raco, or anything except the de
volopment of tho country. This and
bettoring their own condition eeem to
occupy Americans, Japanese and Fili
pinos, and I think that this account for
tho present prosperity." said Mr. Akasa
WATER 8ACRAMENTO LAND.
linml i1Am fAM i
states District court. The caso
appoalod to tho hlahost court
Hurricane In Norway.
Trondhjom, Norway, Oct. 22, A vlo-
lont hurrioano 'has boon raging ovor
tlio province of Slngmark slnco last
Thursday. Many fishing boats are
City theater owners wllltfht I mlsslncf and un to the nrosont time
olocing, Beven live have been lost.
Barred from Use of Malls.
Washington, Oct. 24, The post-
maator gonoral Issued an order denying
tho right ol tho Health Appllanoo com
pany, of Seattle to horeafter usn tho
mails, This is a roputod quack medi
cal concern of unsavory character.
Plans to Receive Warship's,
Wahlngton, Oct. 24. Socretary Mot
calf today received a communication
from San Francisoo sotting forth plans
for the roooptlon of the battleship floet oompllsh moro by ro.nali.lng hero than
upon its arrival uiere, by making a brief visit to the etao.
Irrigation Project Approved for 12,000
Acres Near Orland.
Washington, Oct. 22. Tho secretary
of tho interior has definitely approved
the allotment oi $000,000 lor tho con-
strution of tho Orland irrigation project
in Barn m on to valley, Cal., and the final
plans for tho necessary work will
promptly bo preparod by tho reclama
tion service, after which construction
On December 18, 1000, tho allot
ment was made, subject to Uio ueual
conditions, with tho proviso that 12,-
000 acres of land bo pledged. The peo
plo in tho valley not only havo compli
ed with these conditions but tho land
subscriptions aggregate in excess of the
limit placed by the Becreuiry of tho in
The Orland project contemplates
storage of water in tho foothills on
headwaters of Stony creek, and its
viTBlon and uso in tho vicinity of
town of Orland. It is considered
ntegral part of tt Echemo for tho gener
al development of the .Sacramento val
Westgate Gets Appointment.
Washington, Oct. 26. If any fight
is boing mado on G. A. Westgato, re
cently indorsed for Burveyor general of
Oregon, it will probably prove futile.
Mr. Wostgate's commission was for
warded to tlio president while ho was
on his bear hunt, and was returned to
tho White Houeo several days ago,
bearing the president's signature.
Senator Bourne says he understands the
commission was forwarded to Mr.
Westgate immediately upon receipt at
tho White House. Mr. Westgato will
be authorized to assume charge of the
office as soon as ho qualifies.
Report on Land Grants.
Washington, Oct. 24. A. McD. Mc
Blair, special assistant to tho attorney
gonoral, who has been assisting B. D.
Townsend in tho investigation of the
Oregon & California land grant case in
Oregon, will report soon. When Mr.
Townscnd's report is recoived, stops
will bo taken by tho department look
ing to tho preparation of a bill, special
counsel will bo engaged and tho case
will bo takon into court in tho hope of
compelling tho railroad company to
dieposo of its surplus land in accordanco
with tho terms of tlio grant.
Takes Up Meat Packers' Case.
Washington, Oct. 24. Tho Supremo
court of tho United States today took
jurisdiction or tno meat packers' case
whoroin tho Armour, Swift, Morris and
Cudahy packing companies woro fined
$15,000 for accepting a preferential ruto
from the Chicago, Burlington fe Qulncy
railroad, on shipments of meat for ex
port from Mississippi river points to
tho Atlantic seaboard. Tho case in
volves tho application of tho Elkins
act to export shipments.
Earthquake In Indian Ocean.
Washington, Oct. 23. Tho Weather
bureau today announced that its Imtru
moots registered an earthquake begin
ning at 11 o'clock last night and lasting
until early this morning, and that its
origin may havo boon at a point west of
AuBlnilla, in tho Southern Indian ocean.
It 1b bolieved to havo boon of considera
ble Intensity at it origin.
Northwest Postal Affairs.
Washington, Oct. 23. Charles E.
MaoLoan has boen appointed regular,
Margaret E. MaoLean substitute, rural
carrier, routo 1, at Georgotown, Wash.
Washington posl masters appointed
MoCormiok, Arthur N. Reggs, vico II.
W. McCoimiok, resigned; Plaza, Har
voy II. Mott, vico W. J. Nlckorson, ro
signod. Bourne Stays In Washington.
Washington, Oct. 25. Sonator
Bourne will not return to Oregon be
fore the, convorilng of congross. Ho
finds that various matteis of import
ance to tho stato roquiro his prosenco in
t 1 L 1 I t
wuBiungion anu no ooueves he can ac-
One Man Killed and Threo Injured
San Francisco, Oct. 21. As a result
of troublo over a transfer slip on a Polk
strcot oar of tho United Railroads sys
tem Saturday evening, ono man was
shot and killed, another so seriously
wounded that death will probably en
sue, and two other men less severely
When tho car loft tho ferry to pass
out Mission street, on its way to Polk,
it was packed with passengers, includ
ing mon returning from work, and wo
men and children who had been across
tho bay. Tho crowded condition of
tho car mado it difficult for the con
ductor to collect fares and, when Folk
street was reached, both he and tho un
comfortably crowded passengers were in
a condition of irritable nervousness.
Tho man who started the trouble, ac
cording to his own admissions to the
police, was John Monger. He said that
when he paid his fare, early on the
trip, he had asked the conductor for a
transfer. Brown was busy and told
Monger to wait awhile. Monger re
peated his request several timos, and
Drown failed to hand him tho slip.
Finally Monger concluded that Brown
did not intend to give him the ticket,
and struck at the conductor. Tho lat
ter dodged tho blow and struck back at
Monger, striking him in the face and
knocking him down.
It was at this juncture that the
shooting commenced. At the same
time somo one threw off the trolley and
tho car camo to a standstill. Tho stop
page of the car, coupled with tho noise
in- tho rear, led tho motorman to be
lieve that his mate was in danger and,
revolver in hand, he pushed his way
through the crowded passengers.
Reduced Passenger Rate In Nebraska
Omaha, Oct. 21. Instead of the new
two-cent railroad faro law having re
duced the rates in Nebraska, it has act
ually increased the average rate per
mile in this state, according to the re
port of the Union Pacific railroad,
which has just been filed with the
State Railway commission. And in
stead of the railroads having a fear of
the two-cent law, they havo been
laughing in their sleeves over the di
version they havo creaetd by kicking
against the passenger rates and drawing
attention from the high freight rates
charged in the trans-MieBissippi coun
The annual report of the Union Pa
cific, which has just been filed with the
commission, proves on examination to
be a brief in behalf of the two-cent
fare. Since the new law was enacted,
the Union Pacific and other Nebraska
railroads are charging full two cents
per mile, as permitted by law. No ex
cursion rates, no reduced fare, no com
mutation tickets of any kind and in
fact nothing less than a straight two-
cent fare ticket is sold in Nebraska.
But the report which has just been
made public shows that last year the
average passenger traveled in Nebraska
at the rate of 1.06 cents for each mile,
rate actually lower than that which
is now charged by the railroads under
the new law.
TAFT'S DELPHIC WORDS.
Says He Will Probably be Private Cit
izen In Two Years.
Manila, Oct. 21. At a banquet given
in his honor in this city Saturday
night, Secretary of War William H.
Taft made a most significant statement.
Ho was referring to the fact that he
iad already visited the Philippines
three times and in expressing his in
tention to come here again, he said:
"I hope in another two years to visit
Manila again, but then I probably will
come as a private citizen."
The significance of Mr. Taft s re
marks in relation to the chances of his
nomination for the presidency next
year, did not seem to strike his audi
ence Ihe secretary's speech was re
ceived with much enthusiasm by the
representatives of the Filipinos pres
ent, when he declared the government
was anxious and ready to help the busi
ness prosperity of the islands.
Mr. Taft devoted the day to an in
spection of tho schools of Manila.
Oppose Pulp Export.
Ottawa, Oct. 21. For some time
thero has been a strong movement in
Canada in favor of a radical change in
the fiscal condition governing the ex
pert of pulp wood to tho United States.
This movement, which has for months
been gi owing in force and intensity,
culminated in the domand of a deputa
tion from tho pulp and paper manufac
turers of the Dominion, who came to
Ottawa and petitioned tho government
that tho exportation of pulp wood from
Canada ehculd be piohibited and tho
Dangerous Fire In Des Moines.
Des Moines, la., Oot. 21. Fire in
the plant of tho Standard Oil company
toduy threatened for a tlmo to do ser
ious property damago and to result in
loss of life. In the plant wero tanks
containing thousands of gallons of oil
and gasoline, and if the fire had leach
ed theso a horriblo explosion would
havo occurred. The firomen put up a
desperate fight, however, and aucceodod
in getting tho flro undor control. Tho
damage has-not yet been ascertained.
Valuable Quartz Stolen.
San Fnacisco, Oct. 21. Some vandal
stolo from a cabinet at the minora
building at tho University of Califor
nia gold bearing quarts and other spe
cimens valued at $1,000. The faculty
Text of Speech by the President
FARMERS ARE HELPED PRIMARILY
Next Session of Congress Will Ba
Asked to Start Improvement
of This Great River.
for olewa to the thief's
Vicksbnrg, Miss., Oct. 22. After a
fortnight spent in tho canobrakes, and
looking bronzed and vigorous, President
Roosevelt paid a flying visit to Vicks
burg this afternoon.
The president was introduced by Con
gressman John Sharp Williams. Whon
Mr. Williams said thatjTheodore Roose
velt was president of th'e whole country
Dixie land and Yankee land alike
the demonstration was notable. When
tho president arose to reply the big
crowd accorded him a noisy demonstra
tion that lasted several minutes.
In his speech here the president said:
"It seem to me that no American
president could spend his time better
than by seeing for himself jutt what a
rich and wonderful region the lower
Mississippi valley is, so that he may go
back, as I shall go back, to Washington,
with the set purpose to do everything
that lies in me to see that the United
States does its full share in making the
Mississippi river practically a part of
the sea coast, in making it a deep chan
nel to the Great Lakes from the Gulf.
I wish to see the levees so strongly builb
as to remove completely from the minds
of dwellers of those lower regions all
apprehensions of a possible overflow.
I advocate no impossible task. No
difficult task. The people of Holland,
a little nation, took two-thirds of their
country out from under tho sea, and
they live behind the dykea now and
have lived behind them for centuries in
"With one-tenth the effort we, a
much greater nation, can take the in
comparably rich bottom lands of the
Lower Mississippi out of the fear of be
ing flooded or even being overflowed
by the Mississippi, and while I do not
like to say in advance what I intend to
do, I shall break my rule in this caso
and say that in my next message to
congress I shall advocate as heartily aa
I know how, that the congress now
elected shall take the first steps to bring
about that deep channel way and at
tendant high and broad levee system,
which will make of these alluvial bot
toms the richest and most populous and
most prosperous agricultural land, nob
only in this nation, but on the face of
the globe, and, gentlemen, hero is the
reason I am particularly glad to be able
to advance such a policy. I think any
policy which tends to the uplifting of
any portion of our people in the end
distributes its benefits over the whole
people. But it is far easier, originally,
to put into effect a policy which shall
at the moment help the people concen
trated in the centers of the population
and wealth than it is to put into effect
a policy which shall help the dwellers
in the country and the tillers of the
"Now here we have a policy whoso
first and direct benefit will come to the
man on the plantation, the tiller of the
soil, the man who makes his fortune
from what he grows on the soil.
"Mr. Williams has said that in our
day wo can sink all mere party differ
ences. Since I have been president I
have found, aye, most of the time I
have needed to sink them, because the
differences of party are of small im
portance compared to the great funda
mentals ot good citizenship upon which
all American citizens should be united."
The president eaid he agreed heartily
that the constitution of the United
States represents a fixed series of prin
ciples. Yet he said that, in tho inter
est of the people, it must be interpret
ed, not as a straitjacket, not as laying
the hand ol death upon all develop
ments, but as an investment designed
for tho life and health and growth of
More Powder for Japan.
New York, Oct. 22. Japan is man
ufacturing more munitions of war ab
the present time that at any time dur
ing tho war with Russia. Under peaco
Japan has one moro arsenal and ono
more naval base than it had under tho
exigency of war. Both the arsenal and
tho naval base have been established
within the last six months and at each
place day and night shifts of laborers
are being worked. Port Arthur or Oy
roju, as tho Japanese have renamed
the place, is tho new naval base where
there is so much activity.
Stamping Out the Plague.
Seattle, WaRh., Oct. 22. At a joint
meeting of tho city and Btato health
boards here last night, it was decided
to ask the state board of Oregon to co
operate with Washington health au
thorities in the handling of tho bubonic
plague, which has mado its appearance
in (Ids city. One casohuB been report
ed, that of a Chinese who died nearly
a week ago, but tho city health oiUcera
have adopted prompt measures to sup
press any threatened dunger.
Leak In Mare Island Dock.
San Francisco, Oot, 22. Tho massive,
drydook which tho government is hav
ing constructed at the Mare island navy
lyard sprung a leak Friday, and In or
der to save the atructuro from almost
complete destruction it was necessary
to blow out the entire front of tho dcok.
The cost of the dock, which is being
built by contract, will be $3,000,000.