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KMicals will causo a storm in tho jV.i. i " u 'novo wj limit H election frauds " flIIBSOUrl fltu InHiftmonto TTI 10 IOIIOW. PillsbUry-WnHlllinrnMllllnrrrr,. "iiiuiuiipoiis. which fn oc K ih to bo reorganized. 'Rovcrnment of TlnuM nnnfln ftlnC to llliim.a l.f-.. r I Revenue ofneink nf a.. w i m - - MMII A 4 Uli.iai.U 0 urs frnm Wn0,l..i.. Mill .1 . " IIIIOIIMIKIUII SlBuel L. Clnmnna !... .... iou uirthUay. Two Jnnin.. . . If a- . "viiiiuin Lll 1 1 II ll'Il fill voo lives nro reported lost. Two Piiii..i.K.t . uuei nn.l i... " ". 4 COnfnronno r . v wnsured, A Callfft.i. . H trnn.i ..... . ....w ? mung tnL. . . The Rn... q i .. . i - .vitiL hum nrnnrnrt A 1 ... "'rtinthnm donbtfiuB,no ''PProvomont and it th tnl.l II . W iUVUHl ' 6 mIdd!o of January. AUSTRIA-TURKEY AFFAIR. Austrian Ambassador Threatens to Qo Horns and Tension Is Serious. London, Doc. l.A dispatch to tho Tlmosfrom Constantinople nays that tho tension between Austria and Tur key is becoming moro serious. Tho departuro of tho Austrian ambassador, Marquis Pallavicini, will mean tho comploto rupture of negotiations. It ih difficult to seo how this can be avoid ed by Turkoy whilo Austr.n maintains hor demand for suppression of tho boy cott by active interference of tho porto. Ui.der tho new regime this is impossible, no oven if tho government issutd orders to that effect they would i.ot bo obeyed. Tho heads of tho guilds concerned havo told tho grand vizier that tho boy cott will be persisted in so long as Aus tria pcru'Vores in her present uttitude. A dlspa ch to the Times from Vien na says tho mptror'o determination to maintain peace is a hopeful sign. There nro rumors that Marquis Pullu vlcini is not likely to leave ConstHnii n pie and ilu ro is much speculation concerning tho long audlcnco which tho ompuror granted today to Count Juhus Andmssy, tno Hung, rian min stor of tho interior, in view of ihu fact that Count Andrassy was tho only Iiungn iiun minister with the courago to op poH th policy of the jinntxution of Uosniu a d Herzegovina and predict its probablo consequences. CHINESE CUT WAY OUT. TwentyOne Mako Easy Escapo From Detention Shed. Son Francisco, Dec. 1. Twenty-one out of 110 Chinese held at the Pacific Mail dock, pending the decision of tho immigrniion officials as to whether or not they were entitled to enter the Unlcd S ates, escaped from the de- ttntionBhed at Second and lirannan streets about 12 o'clock lust night. Four of them were recaptured in China town today and returned to the shed. Immlgrat on ofllcalB, tho local police and tho officers of the Pacific Mali SUamship company nro proa cuting a v.gorcUB search for the others. The Orientals cut the henvy wire noting over ont' of the windows, sawtd through two Iron bars and si d down a water pipe. A nightwatchman discov ered the open windows a few minutes after the Chinese had "Ian .cd" with out tho approval of the immigration officers. This Is the second time that Chinese have escaped fn m tho rickety old de tention shed. Last September four of thorn nwniting dep nation, Bawed their way to liberty ti roug.i tho roof. Sensational charges made nt the time by a petty officer of tho liner Mongol a thut Cnineso wcr being lan led by the proccHH of substitution, led to nn inv s- t cation, which, however, did not dis close anything tending to support the charges. TRY ALL CASES AT ONCE- Move to Consolidate Hearing of 35 Springfield Rioters. Sprirgflcld, 111., Dec. 1. If plans now under consideration by public prosecutors of Ssngoman county are realized, ono of tho biggest cases in tho history of the country will be call ed for tr al in tho Circuit court here early next year. It is probablo t' at tho cour will be asked if all tho caes nrrn Inaf nltorrod rintrTH in the AULTUSt outbreak in Springfield may bo tried at onco. If the court consents, indictments ngnii at tho 35 defendants, chargl g nanirniu will lu nslcpd of tho next grand jury and tho cases w 11 be tried In n consolidated nenrmg wun oo fwtnnrn n Hcoro of lawvers for the defense and probably three or four . Y" I ! 1 1. .. prosecutors, ino pian ib oucruu in wv interest oi economy, r ivo cuouo m- ready have been tried wit' out a con- iilntlnn nnil If in Pfltimfktcd that B PB- v iwvivii mum - - rato hearings will cost tho county $10,000. Denver Has Heaviest Snow. Denver, Dec. 1. Beginning last 'cht and continuing until lae this afternoon, tho enstern pc rtion of Colo rado waB visited by one of tho heaviest fnllfl of snow over experienced in this section, nt somo pjionts n now record lw,lr. ..alnlilintinrl. TtlthlH cl V trUlll- uuiiik v ...... . . - . wny official dcclaro tho Bnow was tho hardest thoy havo ever ueen cuiuiui.u nlthoutrh tho weather roport of tho actual precipitation here ib only .'Jo incn. mery lorm i " plow owned by tho tramwuy company was prcBBcd into service. Jury Freos Telegrapher. Thompson, Mont., Dec. l.A ver- OI not guilty Wb uruuuiii in inc oy tno jury in mu tuoo n.v . . tru.. ..II . nl... ugainst u, a. nine uii, iuiu- . n..rvl lultli prhnlniil grupil opuruiui iiinir,v" " - negligence resulting in t'-o fntnl wreck ..t niivn Inst Sontember, whon pas- aenger train No. 5 and freig t trnin No. 58 crashed tog- thcr on tho North ern Pacific. Mitchell has been in jail hero Binco tho timo tho wreck oc curred, Mission Is of Diplomacy, BaBsoTorro, Island of Guadeloupo, Doc. i,President Castro, of Venezu ola, arrived hero today aboard thj Bteamer Guadoloupo, on hifl way to Bordeaux. In roply to interviewers, President Castro declared that tho ob joct of hie journey was to settle somo diplomatic business with tho French government. diet oven Btato graph news from the national capital I ADVANCE IN KATES. Old Equipment Will Causo Railroads to Soek Relief From Shippers. Washington, Dee. r. Shortage o rolling stock caused by the failure of the railroads to keep up their equip ment during the recent financial stringency will result in swccpmik ad vances m rates, according to the state ment of members of the interstate commerce commission. "I have no doubt," said one of the commissioners in explaining the situa tion, "that an attempt will be made all along the line to push up rates in every possible way. The railroads nave cultivated the impression that they are not receiving sufficient money to maintain their efficiency and to g.ve good service and pay their stockholders anything. 'As soon as business revives the railroads all over the country arc go ing to find themselves short of equip ment. For two years they have bought no rolling stock to speak of and they have not kept their old equipment in repair. "The railroad managers will soon begin announcing that they must get more money to lay tracks and buy cars and that to advance rates is the only means of setting the needed cash. Whether they will be permitted, to enforce their highest rates is somc- iiiiiik me commission cannot pass on now. "Already the advances have begun. The commission has before it one case which involves an advance in rates in all the southeast. There is another case which involves advances in the southwest. Site Prices Too High. Washington, Dec. 4. Assistant Sec retary of the Treasury Winthrop haB intimated that the prices asked for the four sites in San Francisco suggested as locations for the new Bubtreasury, were too Bteep; higher than business conditions in that city warranted and more money than the Federal govern ment proposed to pay. The choice of one of these four sites may bo swayed by the alacrity with which tho owners of the property take the hint and re duce their figures. The new subtreas ury will bo a four-Btory structure of classic design, constructed of stone and concrete. Uncle Sam to Keep Aloof. Washington, Dec. 2. The United States government has no present in tention of intervening in Haytian affairs. This statement is made on the best of authority. The situation on the island is an internal one and as far as known hero it is to deal entirely with th"e people. rJ he Haytian situa tion is not complicated by the position of the work of "cmigrados," which obtains so frequently in Central Amer ican revolutions. President Nord Alexis has been in power a number of years and for the time boing at least there is no ground lor American inter vention. Navy's Vital Need. Washington, Dec. 1. The possibil ity of the great Atlantic battleship fleet, strong and powerful afloat, lying weak and helpless because of lack of coal, is shown in tho report of Admiral Cowlc, chief of the bureau of equip ment, to tho Navy department. Ac cording to the report the crusie of the fleet showB tho need of more colliers. Had there been foreign complications or n combination of foreign shipown ers tho fleet mi ht have remained help leiB in some foreign port. Works for Const. Washington, Dec. 3. The construc tion of six torpedo boat3 by Pacific coast builders has been suggested to the president by Victor H. Metcalf, former secretary of the navy, who is preparing to leave Washington. Mr. nietcau suggested inut mx ui mu uint mosquito craft should be built or deliv ered on the Pacific coast. Delivery on the Pacific const would handicap East ern builders so much that they would be compelled to relinquish the contract. China's Envoys at Washington. Washington. Dec. 3. TaneShao Yi. special envoy of the Chinese govern ment, and Prince Tsai Fu, together with attaches and secretaries bolonging to tho official suite, 19 Chinese Btu dents, attendants nnd servants, havo arrived hero on their mission to tnnnK President Roosevelt for tho romittance of $1,000,000 of tho Boxer indemnity fund. The vistiors occupy a house pre pared particularly for their reception. Damages Awarded Paper Mill Men Wnnhlnt'ton. Dec. 8. Interstate Commerce Commissioner Lano gavo a decision today awarding reparation to American lumber manufacturers and others on account of tho Imposition of unjust freight charges by the Southern Pacific from the paper mills in Oregon n nnnnn Junction. Pa., because of tho onrrinrn' illllllllitv to SUtmlV Cars of the Bizo ordered by tho shippers. Hitchcock for Postmaster. Wnshinrrton. Dec. 2. Whilo both President-elect Taft and Frank H. uifrhenck todav re torated their state ment that no announcement had been authorized, it Ib generally believed that Hitchcock will bo tho now post master general. Keefe Commissioner of Immigration. urnnMnn-tnn Doc. A. Daniel J. IT WBJ - rtf nnfrnlt. resident of tno vuwvy w w - Longshoremen's union, has accepted the position OI commissioner kuiiuku ui immigration. MAKES NEW RECORD. Government Printing Office Did Much Campaign Work. Washington, Dec. 3. Tho govern ment printing office was an important factor In tho recent presidential cam paign. This institution turned out for tho Republican and Democratic parties 7,418,700 copies of speeches delivered in congress, surpassing all previous records by 3,000,000 copies Tho total weight of campaign speeches printed since tho beginning of tho Sixtieth congress exceeds 400,000 pounds, or about 14 carloads. The printed sheets would completely cover 45 square acres of ground, and if each page could be laid end to end a bicycle track 947 miles long could bo ob tained. The number of words contained In this year's run of speeches has been roughly estimated at 230 billion. With the newspaper calculation of four read- era to each copy, this would require the assimilation of nearly a trillion words'. The printing of speeches in the gov' ernment printing office for members of the senate and house of representatives has been reduced to an exact science through years of experience. The printing is paid for by the member of congress drawing the rcqiiisitoin, but the mailing is done by frank, at public expense. MARRIAGE PROVES FAILURE. Federcl Statistics Show One Divorce for Every 12 Weddings. Washington, Dec. 1. A higher di vorce rate in the United States than any of the foreign countries where sta tistics are available is announced by the census bureau, which, in a bulletin just is ued, says that at least one mar riage in 12 in this country ultimately terminates in divorce. Divorce is now two nnd one-half times as common, compared with the manied population as it was 40 years ago. Utah and Connecticut arc the only two states showing a decreased divorce rate for the past 20 years. Feel Need of Uncle Sam. Washington, Dec. 4. "To keep her relations with the United States of the most iriendly character is the keynote of Japans' policy' This is the state ment of John C. Laughlin, secretary of the United States commission to the Tokio exposition; who has just returned from his trip to Japan and who today commented on the treaty which in the last few days has drawn the two na tions closer than ever before. "The people of Japan," he said, "realize that they need the aid of the United States to insure them against aggres sion. Condemnation Suits for Ground. Washington, Dec. 1. The Federal court in Hawaii will soon begin con demnation suits for possession of land for a new military post at Waikiki. The post will be made the headquarters of tho coast artillery branch of the army. Prices for the property have been agreed upon and no trouble is ex pected. It is believed the government will place dredges on the submerged lnnds and use the material taken from the bay for new boad building. Let Fleet Go On Around. Washington, Dec. 1. Senator Flint, of C lifornia, announced today after a conference with the president, that he would take no p rt in a movement to keep the bt tleship fleet in the Pacific waterB. 'The senator said: "The pres ident's aim was to send the fleet around the world. It is now on its way home. No reacon has arisen why the journey should not be completed.' Senator Flint said the president favor ed more ships for the Pacific. Public Printer Resigns. Washington, Dec. 2. Public Printer John S. Leach has sent his resignation to President Roosevelt, asking to bo returned to service in the Philippines. Samuel B. Donnelly, of Brooklyn, N. Y., former president of the Interna tional Typographical union, was ap pointed to succeed Mr. Leach. The 'change took effect December 1. It ib said Mr. Leach s retirement was due to tho president's opposition to some of his policies. Fleet to Put on Paint. Washington, Dec. 2. The Navy de partment has ordered that war color bo applied to thoso naval vessels on the west coast of tho United States. Ac cordingly . a slate color will bo applied to the West Virginia, Colorado, Penn sylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, Wash ington, California, South Dakota, St. Louis, Oregon, Buffalo, Milwaukee and Rainbow. Tho ships' forces will do tho painting. Assistant Secretary Saterlee. Washington, Dec. 2. Herbert L. Snterlee, of Now York, has been ten dered the post of assistant secretary of the navy, which was made acant by Truman II. Newberry becoming secre tary of tho navy, Saterlee is reputed wealthy. Ho is a relative of J. P. Morgan. , Denies Petroleum Report. Washington, Dec. 4. "Alleged Oil Prospects in Nevada" iBthe titlo of tho preliminary report issued today by tho United States geological survey, which effectually disposes of claimB made In certain quarters that tho Fections Investigated abounded in petroleum veins. THOUSANDS HOMELESS, Rapid Rlso of Oklahoma River Causes Great Damage Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 30. As a re sult of n 48-hour downpour in the vol ley of tho Cottonwood river and ite tributaries, the Cottonwood overflowed hero yesterday afternoon. Severa! hundred homes oro partially under water in West Guthrie, and 3,000 per sons are homeless. The river at 6 o'clock lost night won one foot higher than ever before in its history and rising 12 inches an hour. Hundreds of people who refused to get out oi the flood district, believing thatfthe river would not rise as rapidly as it did, fired shots of distress during the night, and hundreds of boats with rescuers brought tho tardy ones to places of safety. It is believed that a few persons arc still in their homes. So rapid was the rise in tho Cotton wood that 20 head of cattle in tho affected district were drowned before they could be got out of the waters Streetcar service is completely at a standstill. Tho city's water plant is under water. Five thousand dollars' worth of cot ton belonging to the Farmers' Oil mill was washed away, and 2,000 bales are still in tho water. The Atchison, To- peka & Santa Fe roundhouse and shops are inundated. All railroad trains in and out of Guthrie have been annulled. .Near Seward, Okla., the Santa Fe tracks are out and the railroad bridge at Red Rock has been washed out. Tho Mis souri, Kansas & Texas and the Fort Sm.th & Western railroads report many miles of track out near this city. The Denver, Enid and Gulf train is waterbound at Crescent. The Eastern Oklahoma railroad trains are being held at Stillwater. According to re ports reaching this city, many miles of track on these two roads are either washed out or so completely under water that it is impossible to move trams. FINCH KILLS FISHER. Oregon Bar Prosecutor Shot by Dis barred Lawyer. Portland, Nov. 30. Attorney Ralph B. Fisher, prosecutor for the grievance committee of the Oregon State Bar as-ociation, was shot and killed almost instantly at 1:30 o clock Saturday afternoon by Attorney J. A. Finch, who had been recently disbarred as the result of charges of drunkenness that were prosecuted by Mr. Fi her. The tragedy occurred in Mr. Fisher s private ofn:e, 322 Mohaw k building, Third and Morrison streets. Miss Verna Burkhart, Mr. Fisher's steno grapher, was the only witness, and she fled screaming from the room. The assassin emerged deliberately from the room where ray bin victim, walked down the corridor and was about to take the elevator when f eized by Dr. H. F. Leonard, who detained him. Finch was at once taken into the office from which sulphurous smDke was still pouring, and looked down upon the prostrate form that he had slain. He gazed coolly and apparently unmoved upon the bleeding figure, uttered not a word, turned and walked out in the cuctody of the officers. 'I wouldn't speak to him, and I'll get the rest of the bunch," Finch said to one of the officers who rode in the patrol wagon with him to the station. At the city jail Finch positively de nied the murder to Di trict Attorney Cameron. He had been in his own office nearly all day, he said, and had not been near Mr. Fisher s office. He talked confusedly and at times unintel- lgibly, apparently under the influence of either drugs or liquors, or premedi- tatingly preparing grounds for the de fense of insanity. Fight Safety Appliance Law. San Francisco, Nov. 30. The North western Pacific railroad, a branch of tho Harriman system, running 100 miles north of this city, has deter mined to fight the constitutionality of tho safety appliance act and make the first test of the scope of its effective ness. Almost all of the railroads are to bo brought before United States courts for alleged violations of the act in not having fafety conveniences to lessen tho chances of killing opera tives, i ne company Claims tne law does not apply to state traffic. Impeach Von Buelow. Berlin. Nov. 30. Tho Radical nnrtv at a caucas today decided to introduce a resolution in the reich tag for the creation of a high impeachment court, before which the chancellor could be brought to answer for direliction in his constitutional duties as between tho emperor and the beonle. or in man when, although not unconstitutional, tne imperial acts through the chancel lor may have caused geat danger to the realm. ' Germany is for Open Door. Cologne. Nov. 30. Tho Koeltanhn Zeitung prints nn inspired Berlin dis patch, in which it is stated that tho American-Japanese treaty will be re-ceiv- d with satisfaction evervwhprs. "So far as Germany is concerned," says tne aispatch, "the principle of tho 'open door' agnes fully with what Germany on various occasions has de clared to bo desirable." Produce Farm for N. P. Diners. Billings. Mont. Nov. SO Th m. tablidhmont of a farm by the Northern Pacific Railroad company on which that corporation would raise a large per centage of the PupplieB used on its din ng cars is the latest proportion men tioned among tho probabilities for tho immediate vicinity of Billings for tho coming spring. BIGGY IS DROWNED San Francisco Officer Disappears From Patrol Launch. PROMINENT IN GRAFT TRIALS After Having Served As Ruef s Jailor and Police Chief. Quarreled With Prosecution. San Francisco, Dec. 1. William J. Biggy, chief of police of this city, was drowned late last night whilo return ing across the bay in the police patrol launch Patrol. Mr. Biggy had been at Belvedere, a suburb, to call on Police Commissioner Keil, who resides there. He boarded the launch to return to the city about 10 o'clock, and when tho boat was out on the bay complained of feeling cold to Engineer Murphy, tho only other occupant of the launch. Mr. Murphy advised him to go to the cabin at the stem of the boat. Mr. Murphy then went below to at tend his engine and did not see the chief again. He came on deck as the boat neared the city and noticed that the chief had disappeared. A search of the boat failing to locate him, Mr. Murphy made all speed to the dock, where he reported the accident and went out into the bay again to search for the missing officer. Numerous boats were hurried to the scene and a careful search of the bay wa3 begun. William J. Biggy was appointed chief of police by Mayor Taylor after the latter bad been placed in office upon the removal of Mayor tu. a. Schmitz. Biggy succeeded Jeremiah F. Dinan, against whom the grand jury returned an indictment in connection with the bribery cases. When Abra ham Ruef was arrested, the prosecu tion asked that Biggy be appointed elisor and be given the custody Ot the prisoner. For eight months he held this position and at the expiration of that time was appointed chief of po lice in September, 1907, through the influence of the graft prosecution. Ever since the suicide of Morris Haas, the man who attempted to kill Assistant District Attorney Heney and who later took his own life at the coun ty jail, the relations between the chief and the graft prosecution have been strained to the breaking point. REBELS APPROACH CAPITAL. President Nord Alexis Says He Will Fight to the Last. Port an Prince, Dec. 1. Every hour brings the revolutionary army nearer to Port au Prince, and a feeling of im pending disaster has taken possession of the people. The advance guard of General Antoine Simon's forces is now not more than 25 or 30 miles from this city, and the insurgents have swept all before them. The government losses at Anse a. Veau and the rout of the loyal troops have caused consternation among the officials of the government, with possi bly the exception of President Nord Alexis. Every effort to have him take himself out of the country has proved a failure, 'and the president, who has faced revolutions before, announces his determination to fight to the last. TREATY IS SIGNED. Root and Takahira Make Official the Japanese Agreement. Washington. Dec. 1. The Jananpsp- American agreement was signed at o :ju o ciock yesterday afternoon by Secretary of State Root and Ambassa dor Takahira. The agreement is in theform of nntn. which were exchanged as soon as the signatures were officinllv affiYpd. Tm notes merely embody in concrete form tne sentiments that have been held for a long time by both nations according to a statement made at the State de It was found desirable, it is surmised. to?reduce them to writing becauan nf the erroneous impressions existing. Assassin's Trial Again Postponed. San Frnnciuro. Tit 1 A rr in fVio . - h.. V. trial of I. Wan Chaeng, the Korean who was one of the party that attacked 1 HI i A ana Kinea tne American diplomat Dur ham WhitA Rtnvpnu nf trio V building, last February, has been nost- poned. At the last continuance Judge Cook announced that ho would permit no further delay. The case was forced to a continuance bv the fact that Chaenc's attornsv. .TihIp-p Pnhnri. rail, is engaged in another important trial growing out of tho graft prosecu- a.: mi. i i . n won. ine trial is set ior December 7. Must Forswear Oysters. Sacramento. Cal.. Dec. 1. Dr. r K. Foster, secretary of tho statu hrmrrf of health, in his monthly bulletin issued today, mukes tho somewhat startling; declaration that a largo amount of th cases of typhoid fever and other Bpo- ruaic aiseases prevalent in California are directly due to the consumption of oysters, clams and fish taken from the state rivers and bays. Ho declares that the water products are diseased, as a result of pollution of streams. Magoon to Explain Cuban Loan. Havana, Dec. 1. Provisional Gov ernor Charlea E. Magoon loft this city today for Washington to explain the nature.of tho proposed Cuban loan of $25,000,000 before the Treasury depart ment officialB. Governor Magoon, bo fore leaving, went over the matter with President-elect Gomez.