The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current, May 13, 1909, Image 7

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fo Duluth. Tho paBBongcrB
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k itstue of Longfellow has just boon
a.!ii t Wushineton. A grand-
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, forraro pinnia iur mo uumo
. i.a iTn him had a forco of
gardeners at worK two ycaro.
Indictments have boon returned
nit six employes oi inn iuiraw
n.c.Ln crannnnv for alleircd
Is in connection with weighing
for determining duty.
Ripid progress is nuw uumjj ...
Eoosevelt declares tho country has a
ui. Immfrrrnntfl.
An indostrial exposition will bo hold
Chicago during August.
More cold weathor 1b boing oxpori-
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.ooih lint in tho Adana. Asiatic
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v.nntnr Stuart, of Nevada, died
fourth Drv Farmlnir conirresa
97nrt 2H.
He government has just eont $50,-
000 in coin from tho San ranciaco
t to Denver.
upiain rranwin, uniteu oiaies
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iimrr invnrn nimii riif iikiiimmiiii iiiiia
Commercial and civil bodies of San
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Hirriman is planning a motor car
i ild in runu'in iirifi'iiii iiiiii aw unii
The shah of Persia has granted a
t has declared himself In onnosi-
lOBnincomn tariff tax nypnnt na
Iwtresort.
The Missouri houso has passed a bill
leommiflninn fn romilnrn nil nil hi if
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The Canadian government is sending
uuyh in rhinnrnnn r r aiimm am n iAvn
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' ouiiaio, recently purchased.
Three Wisconsin assomblymcn aro
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Seven of tho Pittsburg graf tors havo
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KOnthS In fail to two vnnrn n in
1500 fino
A French merchant who has juat
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iiIiLib ..Abbott attorney for tho
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PRESIDENT IS BOSS.
New Senate Moasuro QIvos Power to
8tnrt TnrlfF War.
Washington. May 4. The senate
tariff bill, in tho section which doals
with tho maximum and minimum prop
osition, has, In tho Judgment of tariff
exports, ono very important feature.
It practically vests In tho president the
power to dcclaro a tariff war against
any nation or to refrain from any such
war.
It iB (riven to him to rWIrln wtinthnr
any nation is discriminating against
tho products of tho United Statin In tin
system of dutieB. This permits tho
government, through tho Slate depart
ment anu tno other agencies provided
by law, to make atrreomonta withothor
nations aa to trado and tariff conces
sions which can bo mado effective by a
proclamation of tho president, without
the neccasity of anvthinsr in tho wav
of legislation or treaty agreement.
The Dill authorizes tho president to
employ at his discretion any porsons to
nrocuro information or assist him in
tho diBchargo of theso duties, which
would mean that ho can appoint com
missioners representing tho United
StateB to go abroad and make agree
ments with foroign nations.
At tho samo time, attention is paid
to tho wishoa of those who aro not in
favor of reclnrocal norcomnntfl of nnv
kind. Tho proposition makes it impos
sible to havo anyrato established lower
man tno rate in the tar lit law. Any
chancro in tho case of anv notion must
bo a change in tho way of higher du
ties, ino amount oi bargaining or con
cession can socure for any country any
reduction in tho tarlff.law.
MORE EXECUTIONS COMING.
Examplo to Bo Sot by Public Hang
ings in Constantinople
London, May 4. A dispatch to tho
Daily Telegraph from Constantinople
says that in an interview, Envcr Bey,
ono of the loaders of tho Young Turks,
declared they had proofs that a massa
cre of all Turks suspected of Liberal
ism had been projected in Constan
tinople and was prevented only by Gen
oral Schefkot hastening the occupation
of tho capital.
Enver Boy aaid he now had no fear
that Abdul Ham Id would become the
center of now revolts. Ho believed as
a result of tho court martial there
would bo an additional 100 executions
and as many persons moro would bo
sentenced to imprisonment at hard la
bor. Tho executions would be public, in
various parts of tho city, beginning
probably tomorrow, as it was necessaty
to show a salutary examplo. Tho for
mer sultan, Enver Boy asserted, al
ready had been punished and would not
be put on trial.
SEARCH ON FOR ABDUL'S CASH
Reported to Havo Kept Much Money
Hidden in Palace.
Constantinople, May 4. Tho treas
ures of tho palace of Yildiz aro boing
inventoried by a parliamentary com
mission. Abdul Hamid took tho open
hilly paBtures 30 years ago, gradually
transformed thorn into gardens, among
which ho constructed pavilions for him
self, his wives, his children and the
palaco favorites Ho gathered there
an immonso variety of objects of art
and luxury, services of silver and gold,
French and Oriental carpets, Greek
sculptures taken from the museums of
Constantinople, presents of moat of the
sovereigns of Europe and gifts from
wealthy subjects.
Search is boing made for the hoards
of cash which Abdul Hamid is reported
always to havo had on hand. Ho has
also great sums invested abroad.
Nono, however, has boon found as yet,
although tho cx-sultan must havo had
at least a fow hundred thousand pounds
in tho domestic exchequer.
Criminal Is Identified.
Paris, May 4. M. Bortillon, director
of tho Anthropometric department oi
polico, has identified a man now boing
hold by tho San Francisco police aa Ar
thur Bernard, a dangorous criminal.
Rernard was arrestod recently in San
Francisco and gavo tho namo of Sam
uol. Tho California authorities for
warded to M. Bortillon measurements
and photographs of the prisoner and
tho identification followod. M. Bor
tillon says Bornard has been tried
twice and convicted, the first time for
theft und tho second time for murder.
Much Work Ahead.
Rnrlncrdeld. 111.. Mav 4. With ad
journment only threo or four weeks
away tho legislature win reuouDio im
spood tho coming week to clenr the
rnlnnfifirn nf tho mUSSCS of bills that
havo accumulated. The senato Is for
taking a sine dio adjournment May 22,
and has adopted a joint resolution fix
Jnir Vint Anv an tho timo for winding
in thn BPnalnn. hut tho llOUSO is shout-
ing for moro timo, and will probably
sot May 28 or 23 as the time.
Roosevelt to Soe Pope.
Rome, May 4. While on tho Rod
sea, April 17, on routo to Mombasa,
ThiuulnM PnnRAVnlt WrOtO R letter to
rnwiini Qnfnlil In which ho said: "I
ivO- tnrwani fn ranowinf? out acquaint-
IW . u 1 1 . . i .11 1
anco a year henco, when I shall present
my respects to tho holy father, to
whom I beg of you to give my porsonal
regards."
Cold Wavo Hits Franco.
Paris, May 4. -Northeastern Franco
t in mtn nf nn unnrflcodonted cold
ID lil W1V - .11 i
wavo. Thoro havo been snowfalls at
several places and It Is feared that the
fruit crops and vineyards have been
Mrloosiy ouaagea.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS IN BRIEF
Friday, May 7.
Waahineton. May 7. Tho senato
voted today to fix the duty on lead con
tained in lead ore at IK cents a pound,
which Is tho rato of tho Dingley bill
and of the pending bill as it was passed
by tho house.
Fiftv-throe senators including an
tho Republicans present and Hughes
and McEnery of Louisiana, Democrats,
voted for tho duty and 19 Democrats
voted agalnat It. Tho vote wad not
significant.
Durinsr tho day Clapp, of Minneaota,
spoko at length in faVor of lowering
tho tariff duties, and Owen, or Okla
homa, upheld tho conatitutionaiity of
an incomo tax.
Thursday, May 6.
Waahinirton. May 6. Littlo progress
was mado in the consideration of tho
tariff bill by the senate today, the lead
schedule being under discussion. Bris
tow mado a strong fight against in
creases over tho .duties provided in tho
house, on tho ground that such increas
es would unnecessarily increase tho
cost of paint, which tho farmorB used
extensively.
Cummins addressed tho senate in
favor of tho lower duties, especially in
tho iron and steel schodulcs. He de
clared that tho pcoplo would take mat
ter into their own handB if tho law
did not check monopolies.
Bristow renewed hiB attack on the
lead schedule and Beveridge protested
against haste whon a vote was called
for. Bristow thon remarked :
"For tho third time a vote has been
called for on this paragraph while I
havo been attempting to get recogni
tion of tho chair. I am a new member
here, and porhaps it is considered that
I have no right to bo heard, but 1 am
here, just as are others who havo been
members of the senato for 30 years,
and I havo the same constitutional
right to be heard as they have."
Bristow continued to discuss the
lead schedule and a vote was not or
dered. Aldrich tried unsuccessfully
later to reach a vote, but the discuB
sion lasted until adjournment.
Wednesday, May 6.
Washington, May 6. The reading
of tho tariff bill and tho adoption of
amendments passed over when the
measure was first read in the senate
was resumed today, having been dis
placed since April 23 by speeches of
senators who havo discussed the meas
ure as a whole.
Amendments on the schedules for
lead ore and for lead products from
which paint is manufactured called
forth a storm of criticism. Bristow
moved that the houso provision of 2Ji
cents per pound Instead of 3,?g cents
per pound on orange mineral, as pro
posed by tho committee, be retained,
this boing the first of the committee
series of increases relating to lead that
was reached.
The regluar order being called for on
demand by Briatow for an aye and nay
vote, the roll call was begun. Heyburn
attempted to take the floor and the
chair ruled that it was too late to in
terrupt tho call. A murmur of protest
was heard in various parts of the
chamber, Heyburn angrily announcing:
"If we start in that spirit there will
bo trouble."
Tho vote on orange mineral was re
garded as a test, and the rate proposed
by the committee of 3?a cents per
pound, instead of the houso rate of 2
cents, was agreed to, 41 to 35.
Tuesday, May 4.
Waahington, May 4. At the session
of the senate today, Dolliver, of Iowa,
attacked tho methods under which pro
tective tariff bills are formed, and had
a lively tilt with Aldrich. Democratic
senators remained silent. At times
tho Republican debate threatened to
become acrimonious, but tho Iowa sen
ator was every ready with a humorous
reply which called forth laughter whon
angry words seemed unavoidable.
Borah concluded his speech on tho
income tax, delivering an extended le
gal argument to show that there was
ample reason for believing that the Su
preme court might reverse itself if tho
conatitutionaiity of that tax should
again be presented to it.
A strong plea for tho extension of
the protective tariff system to jute was
mado by Bradley, of Kentucky, who
declared that with the protective pol
icy covering products of his state, Ken
tucky would be safely Republican in
tho future.
was tho subBtanco of Piles' speech.
Piles contended that a tariff sufficient
to savo tho American manufacturer
tho United States market for his low
grade lumber and shingles will make
It possible for him to utilize every part
of tho tree.
Jealous of Use of His Face.
WnniiinirfAn. Mnv 8. Forester Glf-
ford Pincjiont has appealed to tho De
partment of Justice to Investigate sev
eral nursery "Companies in California
which have been circulating literature
bearing his name and picture. Plnchot
made the rcquoBt when Associate For
ester Price returned to Washington
and reported that the literature was
hntner Itvtilntprl in California by com
panies promoting eucalyptus growing.
Although no actual statement m mouo
in the literature to the effect that the
In hehind the eucalyptus
projects, PJnchot said ho believed it
was intenaea to creum una
and he wanted to learn tho legal status
of tho caso.
Pardon Asked for Meldrum.
Wnnhlntrfon. Mav 4. Henrv Mel-
drum, former surveyor general of Ore
gon, will bo pardoned if the eirorts now
being made by his Oregon friends prove
successful. Petitions aro now coming
to the president reporting that Meldrum
has served much of his sentence, that
his friends believe he had no criminal
infant whon in office, that he drifted
into wrong doing and that strong drink
was largely responsible for his undoing.
Tho petitions will be filed with Presi
dent Taf t by the Oregon senators.
Deficit is Still Growing.
Washincton. May 7. The statement
of the government receipts and expen
ditures for April shows unsatisfctory
results both as to receipts from customs
and Internal revenue. The reciptB
from customs for the month were $28,
031,600 and from Internal revenue $18,
935,896. This is a falling off of about
$600,600 in the receipts from customs,
as compared with March, and a de
crease of $1,000,000 in the' receipts
from internal revenue. The deficit for
the month is about $3,000,000.
Session May Be Continued.
Washington, May 7. President Taf t
has come to the conclusion, as a result
of a talk with senators and members
of the house of representatives during
the past two days, that there is little
chance for adjournment of congress be
fore Juno 15 or July 1. 'The president
has also declared that he favors an in
come tax only as a last resort, that re
course in case of a deficieny under the
new tariff act should first be had to an
inheritance, and next to a corporation
tax.
Monday, May 3.
Washington, May 8. An extended
dofonse of tho duty on lumber provided
in tho Dingley bill was met in the sen
ate today by Piles, of Washington. He
waa followed by Borah, who discussed
the incomo tax, not only declaring that.
it was juat, but, in view of the divided
opinion in tho Supremo court of the
United States, insisted that it waa the
duty of congress again to submit tho
question of tho constitutionality of tho
tax to tho court
A plea against free lumber, and a
story of Oriental labor figuring in tho
difference of cost between tho two
sides of tho Canadian boundary line
WOHK OF NATURE
Scenic Beauty of A.-Y.-P. Grounds
Not Work of Man.
Tho amphitheater of tho Alsnka-
Yukon-Paclflc exposition has been ac
romnHahed nartlv by human efforts,
but for tho most part tho work has
been done by nature. On tho high pre
cipitous shores' of Lake Washington,
llrlnr anrnaa a. HllMCBSlOn of baVfl,
and snow topped peaks of the Cascades
aro brought clearly into view anu iui
forms the back ground of tho arriphl
theatcr stage. Three sides rise from
tho floor and these havo a stateiy up
ward slope; only in the development of
thoHA natural sea tin er places has it
been necessary for work to bo ox
Pndedv . Lf
About the tiered sides ox ine ampm
thiatir chairs rffio ono above tho other
and in the vast forest theater 30,000
people can have comfortable and
sightly positions. Surrounded at the
back and sides to towering trees oi
Douglas fir and massive cedar, the
placo seems to havo been created by
riant of old for soectacular events:
it is so fashioned and designed that
open air acoustics produce results
which could be generally looked for
nnlv within the wall 3 of structures
built with this property always in
mind.
it ronn in this snot that the first
shovel of earth was removed in the
building1 of tho Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition. Without any work of pre
paration, 26,000 people were easily ac
commodated within its borders. Dur
ing the course of the exposition tbo
amphitheater will be tho scene of many
interesting events and with its arrange
ment as now perfected will afford the
grandest out of doors tbeiter in existence.
WAR VERY COSTLY.
Voyage Cost But Little.
Waahington, May 5. Secretary of
the Navy Meyer today declared that
the 16 battleships of the Atlantic fleet,
which had made the voyage around the
world, were in excellent condition, due
to the fact that they wero accompanied
by a repair ship throughout the trip.
The secretary said that he found that
the voyage had cost only $1,500,000
more than if the battleships had been
kept at home. Tho battleships needed
no extensivo repairs.
Large Tract is Withdrawn.
Washington, May 7. Secretary of
the Interior Baihnger announced today
the withdrawal from entry for use in
the Malheur project of 148,000 acres
of land in the Burns district, 22,000
acres for use in the John Day project
in The Dalles district, 10,000 acres for
use in the Harney project in the Burns
district, and 62,000 acres for the Des
chutes project in the Lako View dis
trick
Mehemmed fiends Thanks.
Washington, May 6. Sultan Mo
hammed V of Turkey has cabled a mes
sage in acknowledgment of the greet
ings sent to him by President Taf t on
his ascension to tho throne. Ambas
sador Leiahman at Constantinople
cabled that tho government had taken
enorgotic means to suppress further
attempts at disorders and to punish
perpetrators of the recent trouble. The
government, ho said, . appeared to be
ablo and anxious to restora peace,
Crooked River Land Withdrawn.
Washington, May 8. -The secretary
of the interior todav withdrew from
public entry under .the first form of
lit i . i .
wnnarawai ot tne reclamation act, ap
proximately 23,040 acres of land in
connection with the Crooked river pro
ject in The Dalles land distirct Any
tracts, title to which have passed out
oi tno united btates, were exempted
from the order of withdrawal.
Squadron Nears Gibraltar.
Washincton. Mav 4. Tho American
armored cruiBer squadron, composed of
the North Carolina and Montana wh;h
loft Guantamo, Cuba, April 23, under
orders irom tho Navy department to
hurry to Alexandrotta, Turkey, to pro
tect Americans there, waa 1.1 Rft mi inn
west of Gibralter laat night, according
to a camegram received by tho Navy
department.
Teach Fruitgrowers to Pack.
Washington, May 8. -Pomologiat
George H. Powell, of the Department
oi Agriculture, will visit the Yakima
Wenatchee and Puvallun vallnvn
Washington, durinc Julv to inatmnt
tho fiultgrowera in methods of cooling
ana pacKing iruit tor Bhipment.
Richie Made Timber Cruiser.
Washington. Mav 7. n. w. ninV.t
of Roseland, has been appointed timber
cruiser in tne general land office serv
Ico. Bruco C, Kestor, assistant clerk
on Senator Bourne's committee, has
been appointed special agent in tho
Konortii iana oitico.
Hawley Goes to Denver.
Washington. May 4. Ronresenta.
tlve Hawley left for Denver last night
on a brief buslnewi trip. He will re
turn to Washington before the tariff
bill passe the senate. Before going
he secured leave of abenc from taw
bowk,
Next Session of Peace Conference
Will Hear Interesting Report.
Chicago, May 3. Amazing statistics
will be presented to the National Peace
society, which convenes here today, by
Benjamin F. Trieblood, secretary of
tho American Peace society. In a re
port compiled for distirbution among
the delegates it is asserted that 15,
000,000 persons have sacrificed them
selves in wars since the beginning of
authentic history.
"This vast number of victims," Bays
Mr. Trueblood, "is about equal to all
the people who inhabited the globe for
the last 600 years, allowing threo gen
erations to the century and 650,000,000
estimated population of the world at
the opening of the Nineteenth century
as the average population per genera
tion.
"The usual estimate of the number
of men lost in the wars in the Nine
teenth century, including those who
died of wounds and diseases, places it
at 14,000,000. Of this number the
Napoleonic campaigns are responsible
for about six million.
"Losses in the American Civil war
have been variously estimated at from
800,000 to 1,000,000 men. The brief
war between Prussia, Austria and Italy
in 1866 entailed a loss of 45,000 men."
STORM REACHES ATLANTIC.
Seaboard Cities Suffer Severely as
Hurricane Passes Out to Sea.
Atlanta. Ga.. Mav 3. The atonn
which for three days has swept east
ward across the Southern states, passed
over the Atlantic ocean Saturday. At
least 200 were killed and perhaps 400
injured . JNewa or 34 more deaths in
Georcria were received tndav.
At Savannah the storm tore throgugh
the old town, unroofed many houses
and destroyed much nronertv.
Towns in North Carolina and Florida
suffered devastation. The casuality
list will be incomplete lor several days.
Property worth probably several million
aouars was destroyed.
The southwestern section nf
nah was struck at 11:30 o'clock Satur
day bv a severe storm which unrontod
trees, unroofed houses, tore down fences
ana injured several people.
The McKane hospital for negroes
was badly damaged. A factory was
unroofed and ono man badly injured.
The storm lasted not moro than half
a minute.
Cold Wavo Throughout East.
Washington. Mnv 3. A
C9 r j " ()kviiutviiiil
sweenincr from thn TTnrwr T.alro -A;
km rrv w .,jvM
over the Middle and Southern Atlantic
Btates, witn heavy rains, high winds
and snow in spots, figured conspicuous
ly on uie weatner maps Saturday.
May-day snowstorm prevailed in th
vicinity of the Upper Lake and Uppej
Mi8si8sinnl Vallov states. .a
ture dronnintr ranidlv In tv,a rv i
- o , j ... vmvi uciiuni
states; and there was freezing weather
uu mo way irom tno eastern end
unite oupenor southward
Mexico,
of
to New
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de-
tho
the
of
Icicles on Orchard Trees.
Kansas City, May 8. Freezing
tiTnofVwi. U Al. - x . .
v-"",wii mui mo temperature
Weatern Kansas going as low as 20
grees above zero, still prevailed in
Southwest Saturday, according to
local observer. It covered moat
Missouri, all nf K o n d.o a k x
portion of Oklahoma and extended into
pnntMJuie. un many Kan
BAB fruit farms Ii.A tViria.m,af.n
Hwx Mjxa ui nn
inch thick formed and there is not much
pruupuct ot a iruu crop this year.
1,000 Chinese En Route.
TT! n
vicvoria, . u May 3. There are
over i,uuu Chinese on the way to Vic-
vwih. mo ampresa of Japan is due
tomorrow with 576, and the steamer
wing mow, of the Blue Funnel line, ia
bringing over 600 according to advices
from Hongkong. The Canadian Pacific
- uvu vutia ul raw nine I rod
WINBARRENVICTORr
CuuMdltHs Cluss UpfacK, Itf
With Llnififim.
RAILROADS MAY CONTRIL STKK
May Not Haul Goods They Proefuc
Directly, but May Control the
Producing Company.
Washington, May 4. It has been
many a day since a ueciuion wj
United States supremo court naa ueuu
received with as much interest as was
manifested yesterday in.the reversal or
the Circuit court's "commodities
clause" decision, affecting the anthra
cite coal carrying railroads. These
cases bad been decided by tho Circuit
court favorably to the railroads, in
that tho clause of the Hepburn rato
law which prohibits interstate rail
roads from carrying commodities man
ufactured, mined or produced directly
or indirectly by tho road was declared
unconstitutional. The general impres
sion had been that the decision would
be affirmed by tho Supremo court.
When, therefore, there was a reversal
instead of an affirmation tho interest
was much magnified. When again it
was found that the reversal was basea
on technical grounds, and that th
effect was really favorable to the rail
road companies, sentiment took another
turn.
The decision was announced by Jus
tice White, who declined to give out
more than a summary, showing the net
result of the court's finding. Because
of the court's delay in announcing its
conclusion it was generally supposed,
that the court would be found to be
much divided. Only one dissenting
opinion was announced Justice Har
lan's statement that be did not follow
the conclusion on the point that the
law did not prohibit the railroad own
ership of stock in commodities-produc
ing companies.
Analyzed, Justice White's decision
is that congress did not transcend its
constitutional authority in enacting tho
commodities provision, but it was held
that the government's construction of
the provision had been entirely too
comprehensive. As construed by tho
court, the sole object of the clause is
to prevent carriers being associated in
interest with the commodities trans
ported at the time of transportation
Summed up,, the act only compels com
panies to disassociate themselves from
the products they carry and the gov
ernment contention that the law applies
to the ownership of stock and prohibits
the transportation of commodities sim
ply because they have been produced
by a railroad company is untenable.
The effect of the decision is favor
able to the railroads and the govern
ment lost on practically all points ex
cept in the sustaining of the principle
involved.
The decision sustained the provision
of the law exempting timber from the
operations of the commodities clause.
This exemption was used as a basis of
attack by the railroads.
WELCHERS CANNOT DODGE. .
Insurance Companies Liable for Loss
in San Francisco Fire.
San Francisco, May 4. In an opin
ion handed down by the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals today, the
effort of certain insurance companies
to bring losses sustained by fires dur
ing the conflagration of 1906 under the
earthquake clauses of the policies, be
cause the shock broke water mains
and thus prevented the extinguishing
of the fires, was rejected and charac
terized as being as trivial as it would
have been to Beok tho Bamo action on
appeal because the men and horses of
the fire department had been injured
by the earthquake. The companies in
volved were the Commercial Union
Assurance company, the Alliance In
surance company and the Norwich
Union Fire Insurance company and
the Pacific Union club waa the policy
holder in eacji case.
Exodus of Sultan's Harem.
Constantinople, May 4. Since the
deposition of Abdul Hamid there has
been an exodus daily of the women of
the imperial harem from the Yildix
Kioak. Forty-five carriages, each con
taining two or three women, left the
city yesterday and 15 more were seen
proceeding to Stamboul today. It ia
evident that tho total number of fair
prisoners in the palace must have been
prodigious. Palaces have been set
apart for their accommodation, but in
the present condition of tho country
their fate is pathetic.
Dynamite in Postoffice.
Butte, Mont, May 4.Twice within
the last two weeks a package contain
ing dynamite, wrapped, Btamped and
addressed to a town in Nova Scotia,
Canada, has been dropped Into the
The first incident hsfppened nearly two
weeks a'go and tho second last Satur
day. The poatofflce authorities. besW
kept the matter a secret No clew ha
yet been obtained, however.
Snowbound In Rockies.
Sulphur Springs, Colo., May 4. The
Pacific, (the Moffatt road) which left
Is still snowbound at Carcx bamm
Pjfly will ml be released 35 fcS
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