The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current, July 29, 1909, Image 7

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War With Russia.
us Angeles, Col., July 21. Discuss
ing tho uctlon of military oflkors In
placing tho Uvea of tholr men In jeop-
uroy oy oxpoauro to a scorching nun
while on'drlll, a military export hero
today said:
"lho drilling of troops during tho
most unfavorable woather is in con
rormity with tho cstabllBhed principle
oi mo dapaneso general stotr to olimln
ate weoklingB from tho fighting lino
and to havo only tho most sturdy troops
remain in tho organizations which
would bo called upon to stand tho first
Bhock in caso of war. All soldiers
showing constitutional weakness, who
do not porlsh under tho draBtlc train
Ing, aro placed in tho rosorves.
"During last December, on infantry
brigado was ordered to scale Mount
1'ujiyama during a blinding blizzard
and over 80 mon woro lost during tho
ascent. A groat popular outbreak was
narrowly averted at tho timo, but tho
general staff oxplained tho order which
resulted in tho hoavy loss by stating
mac u was necessary to Inuro the mon
to both cold and heat, even though lives
woro sacrificed, In view of tho ineviia
bio strugglo which is pending with
KUBflia in Manchuria.
"Tho prcsont drilling of tho troopB
in tho stifling heat which Bweeps over
Japan in tho summer indicates that
popular disapproval has not Influenced
tho general staff in Instituting more
humane methods in tho conditioning of
tho troops."
Wright Flies 80 Minutes and Covers
70 Miles.
Washington, July 21. Establishing
n new record for aviation In America,
Orvillo Wright in tho Wright aero-
plano lato yesterday at Fort Meyer
mado a spectacular flight of 1 hour, 20
minutes and 45 seconds' duration.
Tho Iongout previous fllnht was 74
minutes, made by Mr. Wright at Fort
Meyer last fall.
Sovoral thousand persons saw tho
most daring feat of aviation yot ac
complished. Tho machine traveled
about 70 miles, as was estimated by
Wilbur Wright, and at one timo during
tho flight tho height attained was be
tween 2G0 and 270 feet, oxceedine tho
higheBt point ever reached by a heav
ier than air machine on this continent
The, moat wonderful part of the flight
was the execution of threo complete
figuro eights.
Mr. Wright mot every requirement
set forth by the crovernmont except
that of carrying one passenger and
making tho five mile straightaway
run. Both of theso requirements prob
ably could havo been met, but it is the
brothers' intention to get thoir ma
chine in perfect condition before at
tempting tho official flights. The
Wrights declare that tho machine is
working much hotter than required, but
that they want to havo several more
trials before tho official teat.
Wilbur Wricht, reply inir to a com
ment that the flight yosterday would
havo covered tlm width of the English
channel, which Hubert Latham unsuc
cessfully attempted to cross Monday,
said it would havo been possible for his
brother t6 cross from France to Eng
and and to return to France again with'
out landing. Ho also remarked that it
would havo been easy to continuo yes
torday'B flight as far as Baltimore.
Wickersham Orders Cloan-Up of Land
Fraud Cases.
Washington, July 21. In tho re
marks of representative Tawney,
printed in the Congrossionnl Record
this morning, appears this quotation
from a letter of Attorney General
Wickersham of recent date:
"I hnve given instructions in all
cases in which Air. iloney is retained
to mako careful examination of tho
cases and, if they cannot be brought to
trial within reasonable timo with any
prospect of success, that the indict
ments bo dismissed, and have caused
somo indictments to bo dismissed un
der theso instructions."
Inquiry at the Department of Jus
tice today brought forth tho statement
that "Binger Hermann will bo brought
to trial at Portland early this cominir
fall,' Mr. Henoy will personally con
duct tho prosecution."
Famine In Southern Franco.
Paris, July 21. Famine reigns in
the rural diatricta of Southern France,
and food, clothos and other necessaries
aro being distributed. Tho wine
frauds of two years ago began tho
trouble Floods and heavy frosts haVo
added to their woo and tho recent
earthquake completed th devastation.
n many villages meat is nn unobtain
able luxury, and at Loupian ono copy
of a nowapapor is nil that can bo af
forded. This goes tho rounds,. Pota
toes boiled and plain broad are tho
principal articles of food.
Strango Sea Boast Seen.
San Francisco, July 20,- Copta'n
Ross, of the Standard Oil steamer Da
kotah, which arrived horo yesterday
from Manila, entered in his log, in lat-
tudo 45:30 north, longitude 15:2 west,
tho steamer's meeting with a strange
denizen of tho deep, which tho log de
scribes os 40 feet long and 10 feet
wide, with a cavernous mouth, and oyes
as big as a locomotive headlight. At
distanco it was thought to bo a
Gold Strike In Sierra Oounty.
Novada, City, Cal.. July 21. ScoreB
of minora from this place, Alleghanoy
and other camps aro stampeding into
American bill, a camp in Sierra coun:
ty, -whore a vein of gold oro assaying!
$3,000 to the ton has been discovered, :
Friday, duly 33.
Washington. July 23. Whilo no
agreement was reached by tho tariff
conferees today on coal, lumber, hides,
oil, Iron ore, tho cotton scheduio or
wood nuln and prirtt paper, it was said
tonight that tho prospects of settling
theso bier nuestlons tomorrow were ex
col lent.
Heroic measures were used In on
effort to adjust differences botween
tho senate and house and to carry out
President Toft's program for a rcduc
tion of duties on raw materials. AI
tho conferees said tonight that tho
f col intra they entertained for ono an
other were more pleasant than thoybad
been for many dayB.
Thursday, duly 22.
WoBhineton. . July 22. Today was
ono of conferences and concluded with
a consultation at tho White House to
night, participated in . by tho presi
dent, Senator Aidrich and Represent
ative Payno, at which tho chief execu
tivo was assured that harmonious set
tlement of the differences is likely.
Tho senators opposed to the free raw
material program were consulted today
by Mr. Aidrich, and a committee rep
resenting tho samo position on the
bouso sido conferred with Chairman
Payne. In addition, the house con
ferecs mot to havo tho exports of the
senate finance committee explain the
senate changes in tho cotton scheduio.
Wednesdap, July 21.
Washington, July , 21. Hotter pro-
irress was mado today by tne tarni
conferees than on any other day since
tho troublesome disputes were reached.
Many Questions wero settled without
any renewal of hostilities.
Tho entire zinc schedule was adjust
ed. Spelter was mado dutiable at ln
cents per pound, which is a reduction
from tho senate rate oi K cents and
an increaso from the house rate of
cent. All the senate differentials wero
adopted. Zinc in sheets will bo duti
able at 13 cents, and sheets coated or
plated with nickel or other metal at 2
cents. The houso rate at 1 cent for
old and worn-out zinc fit only to be re
manufactured was adopted. Tungsten
ore, which Is used in the manufacture
of fcrro alloys, ono of the chief com
ponent parts in the manufacture of low
steel and steel parts of automobiles.
was made dutiable at 10 por cent ad
valorem instead of 15 per cent, as
fixed by the senate.
Lemons will pay a duty of 16 cents
a pound, tho senate rate. This is an
increase of H cent ovor tho house rate,
and half a cent over tho Dingloy rates.
Tuesday, July 20.
Washington. July 20. Wood pulp,
print paper and lumber, to say nothing
of hides, .iron ore and other so-called
raw material, are receiving the most
serious attention from tho conferees.
The paper and pulp fight bids fair to
bo especially stubborn and probably
Win bo somewhat prolonged.
Much progress has been made on the
cotton schedule, but hosiery and ' a
number of other leading items of cot
ton manufacture are causing the tariff
arbitrators much concern. Tho draw
back provision is practically tho only
important administrative feature that
remains unsettled.
Although the rates of duty have
been fixed on practically all of the
steel products, there has been a pro
test ogainat the mcreaaed rate on
structural steel punched for use. It
was thought that a compromise on lead
and its products was in riew, but this
schedule also has proved difficult of
adjustment. The duties on zinc in
blocks and pigs, which wero increasod
by tho senate over the houso ratea, ia
another matter which is delaying tho
settlement of the metals schedule.
Monday, July 10
WuBhington, July 19. Today tho
conferees devoted their attention main-
y to the revised corporation tax pro
vision, which was adopted.
An oltort was made today to dispose
of tho wood pulp and print paper ached
ullo. The retaliatory provision con
cerning pulp was rewritten, and it is
now believed that it will prove satis
factory to American mills. Tho print
paper schedule is still in controversy.
uno only controversy expected on
tho cotton scheduio relates to hosiery.
Representative Payne stands firmly for
higher duties and the other house con
ferees are likely to sustain him.
Saturday, July 17,
Washington, July 17. Tho tariff
conferees todny settled tho question of
giving the secretary of the treasury
authority to Isauo 50-year 3 per cent
bonds to cover tho ontire coBt of tho
Panama canal. Tho effect of tho bond
provision is to repeal the limit of tho
bond authorization of tho Spoonor act,
although not interfering with 2 per
cent bonds issued undor that authority
to the amount of $84,031,980. The
estimated cost of tho canal Js $375,
201,000, which will bo tho figure j
namea in me now authorization, and
bonds may bo issued ua they nro needed
at tho rate of 3 per cent to tho extent
of $290,509,020.
Special Election Urged.
Washington, July 22. Senator
Jones, in a telogam to Governor Hay,
of Washington, today advised that a
special election be held immediately to
mi tno vacancy caused by tho death of
Representative CuBhman. Though tho
now congressman cannot qet to Wash-
ngton berore tne adjournment of the
special session, there are other matters
demanding attention through the sum-
mor, which cannot' bo cared for by
Humphrey or Poindexter.
There is no doubt that a 1 per cont
tax on the net earnings of corporations
will be accopted.
Practically tho only subject consid
ered during tho forenoon session of tho
conferonco waa tho woolen schedule.
A reduction of 5 per cent waa made in
tho Dingloy rates on women's and
rhllflrflti'M dresa croods made of cotton
wnrn. Throe chances in tho wool
nchftdula were acrreed upon. All of
theso woro reductions, the lower duty
on women's and 'children's dress goods
beintr mado on woolen fabrics weigh
ing four ounceo or over to tho squaro
vard and woven into contton wark.
reduction of 25 per cent was alBO mado
on varna valued at 30 cents a pound or
Wheat Exports Smaller.
Washington, July 20. According to
figures made public by tho department
of commerce and labor today, tho tota
export of wheat from Portland during
the year ended June 80, 1909, was 6,-
850.033 bushels ntrainat 13,411,581
bushels tho year before. The decline
in wheat oxnorta was oven greater at
Pucret Bounr. namely from 13,699,237
to 44,630,174 bushels. There was also
a marked decline in exports of flour at
Portland, from 858,845 barrels in 1908,
to 552.423 in 1909 and at Puget sound
from 1,911,966 to 1,055,952 barrels
Power Site Withdrawn.
Washington, July 24. Carrying out
the policy of Secretary Ballinger in
preventing tho monopolization of great
water power sites by largo corpora
Hons, Acting Secretary Pierce today
withdrew for a temporary power site
25,086 acres of land along the Green
river and its tributaries jn Wyoming,
All of the water power sites withdrawn
will be reported by the secretary to
congress in order that legislation may
be enacted to preserve, thorn to the
Sentiment Was Unanimous.
Washington, July 23. In nn official
telegram from Teheran, received today
at the rersian legation, announcing
that the hereditary sultac, Ahmed Mir
za. nad been proclaimed shan, it was
stated that the unpopularity and un
worthiness of Mohammed Ali Mirza
caused him to be deposed. The mea
sage Baing at a conference between the
heads of the Mohammedan church,
princes, high dignitaries and tho old
members of congress, the vote was
unanimous against the deposed shah.
Taft Favors Canal Bonds.
Washington, July 21. At a confer
ence between President Taf t, Senator
Aidrich, Chairman Payno and treasury
olliciais today, it was decided to ask
congress to authorize a bond issue to
tho extent of the latest estimate of tho
cost of the Panama canal, the proposed
isbuo to bear 3 per cent interest The
Goethals estimate of $397,000,000 as
the cost of the canal will be used as a
basis for tho issue. The existing canal
bond limit is $130,000,000.
Taft Will Visit Oregon.
Washington. July 23. Renresentn
tives Hawley and Ellis called on the
presiaent today to ask him to ston at
other points than Portland while in
Oregon. The president Baid that on
his way south from Portland he would
uwjp at oaiem, ana ii nis schedule per
mitted ho would try to make other
stops. In case he goes to Denver, he
told Congressman EIHb he would en.
deavor to make short stops in Eastern
Invitation Goes Bogging.
Washington, July 20. Bv a vote of
iuu to ioa tno houso todav refuser! tn
refer to tho committee of tho whnlo
the invitation to attend the AlnRkn.
lukon-Pacific exposition. R denberir.
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vi luinuiB, Bougm to get unanimous
consent for the consideration of a reso
ution providing for the aceentrinr f
tne invitation, but Macon, of Artnnpna
objected on tho ground that no commit
tee had considered it.
Congressmen to Visit Hawaii.
Washington, July 23. A partv of 2fi
senators and mombera of the house is
preparing to visit Hawaii. The visit
ia in response to an Invitation nvtnrf.rl
oy tno wawaiian legislature at its last
upBBion, ana the party will sail from
csan rranciaco on tho Btcamer Siberia,
August Z4. eighteen days will bb
spent in Hawaii, during which time
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wm mcau lamnua or tne crroun
Army Sport Lino of Duty.
Washington. Julv 20 Aanin f
War department has passed judgment
that a soldier whoBo death resulted
from an accident whilo
athlotic contest encouraged by the offi
cers waB in the line of duty. The con-
loatwnicn called forth thin ,wDinn
was known as a "battle rovnl." nnH
took Pluco in tho nmt rromnoo),, .
AjyMichael, Alaska, laBt December.
Taft Stands by Newell.
Washington. Julv 23. Thn Wn.i,i.
ton Post, in an article' discussine- th
troubles betweon Socretary Ballincer
and Director Newell, of the 7e2"
tionservice, states that Mr. Newell has
recoivod asauranco from- the president
Kath 8 to be deposed, oZ
though his scalp is demanded by Mr
Ballinger. '
Ballinger to Vl8t Malheur.
Washington, July 20. Secretary
Ballinger has wired Senator Bourne
from Seattle that ho will personally
nspoct the Malheur irrigation project
Inspection about two weeks hnco.
Moro Bandit, Jiklrf, Had Sworn to
Kilt IOO Men.
Manila, July 19. When JikirJ, the
Moro bandit chief who waa killed with
all his followers in a desperate battle
with troops and constabulary near Pa
tian, on Jolo island, July G, began his
career aa an outlaw, ho swore ho would
kill 100 mon before he died.
Tho record of the murders ho com
mitted la not complete, but it ifl stated
in a dispatch received today from Zam
boanga that tho bandit probably mado
good his oath, aa tho partial record at
hand shows he took tho lives of nearly
a hundred persons.
From tbo latest reports of the fight,
all but ono of the several women in tho
cave whoro the outlaws mado thoir last
stand wero wives of Jikiri.
But one of tho women escaped. She
was the -wife of ono of tho Jikiri fol
lowers and accepted tho safe conduct
offered by the Americans before tho
assault on the cave began.
Lieutenant Joseph A. Baer, of the
Sixth cavalry, is agreed by all who saw
the fight to have been the horo of the
battle. He was armed with a Win
chester pumpgun with which he did
great execution. His timely rescue of
Lieutenant Arthur H. Wilson, who was
struggling: with Jikiri and already des
perately wounded, when Baer shot and
killed the bandit, and his certain aim,
which brought down three other out
laws, aro the talk of army circles.
Baer killed four of the eight bandits
slain. f
National Manufacturers Association Is
sucs'Statement. New York, July 20. The board of
directors of the National Association
of Manufacturers today issued the fol
lowing statement addressed "To the
Congress of the United States:"
"The National Association of Manu
facturers indorses any reasonable meas
ure to secure by tax the requisite mon
ey which, together with the tariff du
ties, shall be sufficient to support this
"We deplore tho effort of dema
gogues to segregate American citizens
and mako government supporters of
one class and charity recipients of an
other; well knowing the character of
our best-grade workmen, we understand
that they do not relish attempts to
make of them recipients of any other
man's contributions.
"We therefore recommend if neces
sary for" income purposes, the enact
ment of measures providing a just and
equitable tax upon all citizens. As an
illustration, we suggest one-eighth of
1 per cent on all incomes; this would
require 75 cents from tho man who re
ceives $600 a year and $1,250 from the
man who receives $1,000,000 a year.
Report of Court Martial on Adana
Massacres Made Public.
Constantinople, July 20. The report
of the courtmartial on the Adana mas
sacres, made public today, is a strong
denunciation of the incapacity and
apathy of the police and Other local au
thorties. It says:
"Fifteen persons already have been
hanged; 800 deserve death: 15.000 de
serve hard labor for life; 80,000 de
serve minor (sentences.
"If it is decided to proceed with the
punishment wo will cordon the town
and deal expeditiously with the mat
in view, however, of the general
reconciliation Dotween the opposing
elements, the report recommends that
general amnesty be made the occasion
of a national fete.
Soldier Gets Revenge.
St Petersburg. July 20. The svatflm
' ""kk"ik, which ia ami usea as a
means of punishment m the so-called
disciplinary battalions of the Russian
army, led to a tragedy todav at Mfert
yiea, Novgorod province. A soldier
was condemned to 15 loahes for steal
ing, iie wrenched h mself frao and.
drawing a concealed knife, leaped upon
tu supervising onicer, captain Kava
lerosKy, ana stabbed him to death. He
men aiaanea two soldiers, and nnvt
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fore no could be stopped.
Radium S5 70,000 an Ounce.
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uonoon, July 19. An ascertain
commercial value of $20 per milli
gramme equivalent to $570,000 an
ounce) has been placed upon radium by
a contract just entered into between the
British Metalliferous mines and via.
count Iveagh and Sir Ernest Cassel for
tho supply of Beven and a half grammes
of pure radium bromide. This is the
largest order over given for radium,
and it wil) come from tho Cornish pitch
blende mine.
Naval Pageant Success.
London, July 20. London H navnl
pageant, m which 150 warshins
taking part was favored tojay by
glorious weather, and is pronounH
an enormous bucccss. It has been as
serted that tho reason such a large fleet
never before waa gathered in tho
Thames was the fear of the posaiibility
of its being bottled in by an onemv. Y
Japan Tries to Obtain Pticifil
Settlement With Cfeliw. '
China Refuses to Reconsider Matter
and Japan May Abandon All
Effort to Conciliate.
Tokio, July 20. The Kokamin, ono
of tho moat influential of tho Japanese
newspapers, and which is generally re
garded aa tho mouthpiece of Marquis
Katsura, the premier, in matters per
taining" to the government's policy, in
an article today discussed the situation
between Japan and China and strikes a
somewhat alarmist note.
It was expected, says tho article,
that the withdrawal of the proposal to
refere to Tho Hague arbitration tri
bunal the differences between China
and Japan, preceded the adoption of
what was hoped would be a conciliatory
policy by China. But this expectation
has not been realized. China now pro
poses wholly unacceptable terms and
refuses to reply to Japan's request for
reconsideration. The article concludes:
"The Japanese government is exer
cising all possible patience, but is not
carrying Its endurance to tne point oi
sentimentality. Unless China's mooa
changes before the conclusion of the
current month, Japan will be obliged
to assume a different attitude."
Pekin Diplomat Sees Deep Meaning
in Crane's Appointment.
Pekin, July 20. The appointment
by President Taft of Charles R.'Craner
of Chicago, a man unknown to the
Eastern world or ih diplomatic circles.
to be minister to China, is recognized
in Pekin official quarters as the break
ing of new ground as well as the most
striking action with reference to
American representation in China for
the last 50 years.
The Russians and French in the Chi
nese capital have attached special sig
nificance to the transfer of W. W.
Rockhill from Pekin to St Petersburg,
holding it to mean a Russo Amen can
alignment on Chinese affairs.
High Chinese officials declare that
Japan is China's greatest enemy, but
Great Britain has unofilcilaly warned
China that tho Anglo-Japanese alliance
was never more Btrong than it is at
present, and has urged that China de
vise amicable relations with Japan.
hy an enemy.
Crane Pleasing to China,
Pekin. July 20. Chnri
of Chicago, whose eeloction as minister
to China by Preaident Taft was an
nounced recently, is peraona grata to
the Chinese government. Th. 1
council has authorized tho foreign board
to Infgorm the United Statea govrn-
Crane. ChIn W,U B,a "c
Court Begins Interminable Task of
Securing Jury.
San Francisco, July 20. Patrick
Calhoun, president of the United Rail
roads, is again on trial in this city on
a charge of offering a bribe to a' public
officials to gain a privilege for his
corporation. Half a day had been de
voted to interrogation of prospective
jurors when the first panel of 25 citi
zens was exhausted, and an adjourn
ment taken until next Wednesday
Except for the absence of three or
four notable principals and the pres
ence of District Attorney W. H, Lang
don as chief prosecutor, the proceed
ings today differed in no particular
from the early stages of the first trial,
which resulted in a disagreement It
was evident from today's examination
mat tne talesmen were anxious to
cape service on any pretext
Disagrees on Jap Case.
Honolulu, July 20. The jury'in
case of 13 Japanese strikers who
aisted arrest following the riot on
waikahu plantation on July 8, which
retired at 4 o'clock on Saturday after
noon and which last night reported
that it was impossible to agree, came
into court today and informed Judge
Robinson that it could not reach a ver
dict After charging it further th
judge again ordered it locked up. An
hour later the jury for the third time
reported a disagreement and finally
was discharged.
Plan for Hayes Funeral,
Colorado Springs. Colo.. .Tnlu on
The funeral of Mrs. J. Addison Havea.
Daughter of the fonfoifo
. T" -"..wi.mvj f tw iiUuy
death occurred Sundav avamnrr m
be held at the fnmilv
Wednesday morninc at ii nvini.
Following tho funeral HerVlCfifl- til ft Urn
containing tho ashes the body having
been cremated at Riverside cemetery.
Denver will bo interred in Evergreen
cemetery until fall, when it will bo
taken to Richmond, Va.
Moors in Bitter Fight. -Madrid.
Julv 20 Offiplni Atanau
received here today indicate that the
fighting yesterday betweon tho Moora
and Spanish at Melllla was graver thai,
at first bolieved. Tho Mnn-Un ,.-i-!
made a concerted attnetr
iah headquarters. Bwnrminrr
all directions and firing their guns
they approached. The tribesmen dis
played fanatical bravery and the head.
long charge waq stopped only bva'
deadly fire of the Spanish batterL.
Revives Carllst Party.
Madrid. Julv 20 Am,..i.
liaUeadera are dtVided " tho majori
K?Ve-XCO88,0nof D" Jaime 2
head of the Carllsta wJU give new
Impetus to the Dartv. n t.i
repeated visit, in di'to li
order to cowult wjth kia followJw.