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! eiting Hopponingo from Point
Outsldo tho Stato.
V(ir York customs olTlcIalH hnvo boon
j i tnr nm nr-woii? uuir nirs.
i baboon attacked nnd nearly Killed
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1 Federal Inquiry Into tho burning of
.Mimer St. Croix fails to discover
' Tke Philadelphia National Lenguo
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5, for 1350,000.
i v. Yorker wroto 1505 words In 15
almtfJ on n typewriter from copy ho
Ijj never set"
u will accept tho arbitration of
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ri8. Edward in tno Ainop cmnn umpuio
,Zhe United Stntos.
r.nU on tho Sollwood forry rescued
v . i. i .
im 6oons iroin a wrocKou nousouoai
jriftfng down tho Willnmotto.
nr Took in suffering from nervous
prostration, after preparing his records
lor inspection of Coponhngon univcr-
steamer Artro was blown on tho sands
it the entrance to Tillamook bay, and
tltrt perrons were lost and several oth-
i lit government is unable to got any
m1 from its minister at Managua,
Jkirigua, and it is believed President
Iriiya is intercepting dispatches.
Fierce storms aro sweeping tho Orcat
knator liorah will ask congress to
hrotigatc IlallingorPJnchot feud,
Fire broke out anew in tho St. Paul
sitt, and rescue work is suspended.
Tie covernmeiit is preparing to send
stria? to Nicaragua on short notice,
Fritmh of Astor still continue to
mrr-a for the missing yacht Nourmnhal.
' Brituh Liberal beliovo that a fight
u a faith on English lords has begun.
1 Standard Oil company will undertake
lit repeal of tho Sherman anti-trust
A Chinese letter writer has warned
tie mayor of Portland that a tong war
ii likely to begin at any time.
Tie government has ordered a rigid
i:rMtirtion into tho St. Croix disaster.
Jfur damago suits may follow.
Taft will prosccuto tho sugar trust to
if sub in tpite of tho statute of limi
Utions, under which they claim immu-
Luk of American beef In Germany
si caune a campaign for the roadmis
a of American canned meats under a
ttrjr low tariff.
Eieessive rains have nroduced flood
Msditions throughout tho Willamette
u4 f olumhin valleys, and much dam-
Colonel Aa tor's yacht Nourmahal is
reported afo at 8an Juan harbor.
Senator Borah says tho forestry bu-
n uiurps tho functions of congross.
fiii..ii i i.i .i.i i
within uuB, so jar mis year, ciaimuu
f dead and 210 injured, most of tho
utter Icing malmod for life
Another day's search In tho St. Paul
ua revealed 47 doad bodies, but no
iaaieation of any moro living.
Four hundred nnd flftv lords will
erablo to voto on tho final nccopt
te or rejection of tho British budget.
Seeent court iWUlnn nmtlniit. Rtnnd-
i oil is said to bo only a thcorotical
uuu win result in no praciicui
Iithmian canal commission report
It! biff (llfil. V,n1 -i,! nafl.
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wtM tho cost will bo doublo tho
No liv(H wnrn Inaf n iYn Imrnlnrr of
ateamor St. Croix, but many wore
jWHd ttnd groat Buffering provoilod.
" bip is a total loss.
Aa Ohio bankor and party of four
complotod a 1,300-mllo trip in row
MJti down tho Colorado rivor. Thoy
Wtined many photographs of prohls
ne Indian hioroglyphies.
A Kansas hen laid an egg bearing
watering 'Drouth 1011."'
1 It ia roportod thnt thoro nro 200,000
"eopioycd in Now York city.
6t. Louis women took forciblo pos
ion of tho strootcars of thnt city
"a cleaned thorn 'up.
Samuol Gompors has boon unanimous
" elected prosidont of tho Amorlcnn
Oration of Labor.
L,n.bmorKod wrock on tho Atlantio
I u s. thoKht to bo tho missing
Ml of Colonol Astor.
!;i.De"in between tho Pennsylvania
.goad and tho Now York Central
AttnvtiA.. n wi i ji
!,t uonorai wietcorsuam uu
t hi tii Kvornmont will punish all
1 ' l' ln tho sugar truBt case,
t4ilhe Jtallan modium, Eusopin Palla
tit li? ? cnmo to this country rocontly.
"ported to bo no moro wondorful
, ,0 nany Amorlcan modlume.
, Ji!f.uCd6ral CO"' has ordorod tho
itu141 ot to Standard Oil corpor-
tii Ti.i. 5 caso will bo nppoalod to
reunited Statos eupromo court.
i ttiTJ y, mon hftvo boon takon out of
Har.it D,lD8 COttl m.no at Cherry, HI.,
hnei7 a,livo aftor week's Imprison
ortv doftil hnvn alio boon
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STAND AED OIL KNOCKED OUT
Difluolutlon Ordorod by Federal Court,
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opinion written by Judgo Waltor II.
Sanborn of St. Paul, nnd concurred in
by Judgos Vnndovontor, Hook and
Adams, with a special concurring
ujnnion y juugo Hook, tho United
otntos circuit court for tho castorn dis
trict of Missouri today handod down
nn opinion declaring tho Standard Oil
company of Now Jorsoy an illegal com-
uinauon operating In restraint of trado
and ordorod its dissolution.
Tho opinion was' filed simultaneously
in St. Louis and in St. Paul.
In this decision tho govornmont of
tuo Unltod Statos gains a swooping
victory. According to Prank 13. Kol-
Jogg, spodul prosocutor, tho covorn
mout has won ovory point for which
Tho docroo filed by Judgo Sanborn
Is cornprohonslvo and enjoins tho
standard company, its directors, ofll
cors, ngonts, Borvants and omployos
vuunK nay uiocK in any oi tho
subsidiary companies, and from exor
cising or attomnting to oxomUn nnv
control ovor tho acts of thcaa Rulmidtnrv
Tho subsidiary ComnanlnR nrn nn
joined from doclaring or paying any
uivjuuuub io ino oinnuaru company and
from permitting tho lattor company to
voto any stock ln, or direct tho policy
u. uiu Buuiiuinry companies.
Put tho defendants aro not nrnlilh
Itod from distributing ratoably to tho
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"uiuuuuiuuij vi uiu jirjucipi company
tho shares to which thoy aro equitably
entitled in tho stocks of tho dofondant
corporations that aro parties to tho
Tho defendants nro enjoined from
continuing or carrying Into further of.
feet tho combination adjudged to bo il
legal auu irom entoring Into any Iiko
combination, tho effect of which ia to
restrain commorco ln petroleum or to
prolong tho unlawful monopoly.
Tho caso will bo appealed direct to
tho supromo court of tho United States,
tho judges who signed tho decree are
in effect tho judges of tho United
States circuit court of appeals, although
uioy woro sitting for tho purposo of
trying this caso as tho circuit court
for tho eastern district of Missouri.
Tho decrco bocornos ceffctivo in 30
days, whon no doubt a stay will bo
granted for tho purpose of an appeal.
Whon tho decroo takes effect, unless
a stay is grantod, an injunction will
issue restraining the Standard Oil com
pany from a further contlnuanco of
Us business under its prcsont forma
It appears from tho concurring opin
ion written by Judgo Hook that tho
company cannot do business under any
other form with tho object of stifling
competition. Ho says on this subject
that it is thought that with tho end
of tho combination tho monopoly will
naturally dlsappoar, but should it not
ilo so and tho members of tho combina
tion rotiro from it, except ono who
might nernetuato tho monopoly by tho
aggregation of tho physical properties
and instrumentalities, it would consti
tute a violation of tho decrco of tho
In tho trial tho point was mado that
tho Standard Oil company was a bon-
oflciont corporation in that it, by rea
son of economy in oporation, reduced
tho prico of Its product. Tins, juugo
Hook holds, can havo no weight.
UEGED TO USE BIO STIOK.
London Wants Taft to Keep Poaco in
London. Nov. 23. Nothing could bo
moro ncrecablo to Europe, so far as
Central American affairs aro concornod,
than such a turn of events on tho Hie
nraguan coast as would givo "Washing
ton good grounds for drastic action,
mi ! tn lui )innni1." snva tho London
Poviow, "that Mr. Hoosovolt did not
tnko tho 'big RticK' wnn mm xo Ainra,
id that rresidont Tan Known wumu
lay his hands on it.
"Thoro may bo two opinions ns to
..,n,itnnnv nf wlnlilliiiF it in inter
nal concerns, such ns corporation ag
rresstvoncsa, llko tho Standard oil, and
corporation iniquity, llko tho American
sugar. Thnt is for tho "Washington
administration to eay.
"But if tho United Statos is to on
forco tho Monroo docti.no and main
f tho wostorn
world, tho plainest of plain dutios to
tho rest or wo univumu iju..u.
ii... i..n.iinn T.nttn stntea noar tho
Isthmus bo flogged Into some sonso of
Drought ln 1011 Predicted.
Tnnnkn. Kan.. Nov. 23. Tho helpful
i.n fnmml In Kansas song and story,
Is responsible for a "phenomenon"
thnt Is stirring tno sxnio irum m
mirl rlvnr to tho Colorado bordor. It
la all about an egg that was laid out
In Ropublio county, Juno 11 of this
voar. Karly in tho foronoon of that
r ft i nil Viillon responded to
tho daily cacklo of Biddy, and wont
out to tho chicken house to gnthor eggs.
. i i,n otinil nf ono woro
ominous chnractors which spollod out
Homo to Cost $1,000,000.
Now York, Nov. 23. Contracts for
p.ountrv houso at
tllO coiiiruu"" -
Port Washington, Long Island, hayo
boon conflrmod by Howard Gould. Tho
i 1 - ...111 liiivrA n
Stag of 8 depth of 110
Sot This now "Castle dould, as
root. ", , umn. will bo
tho rosidonco w t ";--.
startod as Boon as iu .ov -
flsS?ict2ro. tho Goulds have been using
as a rosiaonco jd uuuw..-
be a turoo-owry uubv.
n.lni TmntAII DutiOB.
nampton, Va.. Nov. 23Presldont
Taf 'J luAhllt triistoos o?
.tltute Tho prosidont fn an nddross
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
ARTILLERY SHOOTS WELL.
Target Moving Eight Knoto la lilt
Throo Out of Pour by Company.
Washington. Nov. 25, Reports of ox.
collont shooting at long rango by coast
armiory companies continue to reach
tho war department. A remarkable rec
ord was mado by tho 115th company at
Port Rosccrans, Cal.. on Octobor 20.
Pour shots woro flrod from a battery
ot two iu-inch guns at a target 30 feet
high by CO foot long, which was mov
ing at tho rate of eight miles an hour
at u distniico of about Ave miles from
tho battery firing. AH four shots woro
flrod in nn interval of ono minuto and
20 seconds nnd passod through a rcc
tnnglo nirio feet high by 42 foot wide.
Only throo hits woro scored on tho tar-
got, ns ono of tho shots passed four
yams to tno lort or it.
Tho 52(1 company, at Fort Robman.
Mass., on Octobor 20, fired rour shots
from an eight-Inch battery at a 30x00
foot matorial targot, which was moving
at tho rate of flvo miles an hour at a
distance of nbout four miles from the
firing battery. All four shots were
hits and tho first shot cut the raft of
the material targot in two.
FAVORS PRIVATE CAPITAL.
Sonato Commlttco Would Nullify Irri
Washington, Nov. 27. In advance of
tho report of tho senate committeo on
iirigntion comes tho statement that tho
majority will favor emasculation of tho
national irrigation law, so us to givo to
private capital tho privilege of devel
oping all possiblo reclamation projects.
A minority ,of the committeo, among
them senator (Jhnmborlain, is expected
to oppose any such plan. Private busi
ness interests arc said to bo back of
this movement, which Ballinger in
dorsed in a speech before the National
Irrigation congress at Spokano in
Tho plan involves indorsement of tho
proposed 30,000,000 bond issue, to com
plete projects now under way, with tho
gradual withdrawal of tho government
from all localities where prlvato parties
desire to cxecuto reclamation projects.
intimations already received point to
a bitter wnrfaro over such a proposal.
It is believed most people in tho Irri
gable regions dosiro that the govorn
mont should carry on ,tlio reclamation
Moving Pictures to Teach Panning.
Washington, Nov. 23. The federal
department of agriculture has sent an
agent to Ithnca to get a sorios of mo
tion pictures of the poultry farm con
ducted by the New York state college
of ngriculture. Tho pictures were
mado for educational purposes, and
next winter farming audiences in many
xtntcs will 8eo tho Cornell hens strut
ting about tho poultry yard, students
lugging straw to tho hen houses, dis-
nfecting the pens, filling tho feed hop
pers in tho poultry rango, filling tho
lumps in the incubators, nnd in gen
eral doing all of tho work that goes
on in a well managed, scientific poultry
WILEY PURSUES MILLERS.
Portland Company Is Mado Subject of
Washington, Nov, 23 Dr. Wiley, the
govornmont puro food expert, Is pursu
ing another Portland manufacturing
concern, tho Acme Alius company, wnicn
was accused, tried ,and convicted of put
ting on tho market a foodstuff bearing
a misleading label, "Iowa Rolled Oats
Mixture." Not content with having
hosted this concern in tho courts, Dr.
Wiley is pursuing his regular policy of
widely advertising it, and tho mannor
in which it hcrctoforo has been doing
business. In a circular just printed for
circulation by tho department or agn
culture the history of tho case nnd ro
view of the court's decision are given
This history and review relate that
an inspector of the department found
in tho possession of a Los Angeles firm
500 sacks of tho product, labeled as
stated, and that upon analysis it proved
to consist of 50 per cent oats and 50
per cent wheat, and misbranded in tho
respect that It was called "roiled oats,"
being "adulterated" with wheat. The
shipment was condemned duly.
Tho decree of condemnation relates
that the corporation admitted tho truth
of tho allegations made in the condem
nation suit and recovered the goods
upon payment of the costs, $47. JO.
BIG BOND ISSUE PAVORED.
DIE OP SUFFOCATION.
$30,000,000 for Irrigation ln West
Urged by Borah.
Washington, Nov. 24. Senator Borah
today submitted to Secretary Ballinger
tho outline of a bill ho has prepared,
authorizing tho issuance of bonds to
facilitate tho construction of govern
ment irrigation projects.
Borah and Ballinger are agreed that
such legislation should authorize bonds
aggregating $30,000,000 to bo issued by
the treasury department as needed.
These bonds to be paid out of the rec
lamation fund and are not to bo a
chago upon tho federal treasury.
As soon as Uoneral Lawier, of tho
interior department, roturns to Wash
ington, ho, Ballinger and xiorah will
work out tho details of this bill, which
will thon bo presented to congress.
Both Senator Borah and Secretary Bal
linger are hopeful that congress will
authorize tho bond issue.
Marines Awaiting Orders.
Washington. Nov. 24. That tho crit
ical situation betweon this country and
Nicaragua has reached tho acuto stngo
was ovidenccd tonight when Secretary
of Stato Knox sont for his colleagues
in the state department and for the
acting sccrotary of tho navy and his
aides to meet in conference at his
homo. Por nearly threo hours tho
statesmen went over tho situation. Tho
result of the deliberations was not
mado public, but it was not denied
that more warships aro to bo ordered
south at once.
Dedtcato Tablet to Gridloy.
Annapolis, Md., Nov. 27. Many
prominent representatives of tho United
States nnvy came to Annnpolis today
to lake part in coromonies attending
tho dedication of a tablet in Bancroft
hall of tho United States Naval
academy in memory of Captain Charles
V. Gridloy, who cammanded Admiral
Dewey's flagship nt tho battle of Ma
nila Hay and to whom tho admiral gave
tho famous ordor: "When you are
ready, Gridloy, fire."
Tho tuulot is or golden uronze, a'jx
Officers Aro Ro-Elocted.
Washington. Nov. 24. After elect
ing as its officers thoso who sorved last
voar, tho convention of tho National
'. .. . n tl ft . I..I.
Association or itauway uomraissionoro
todnv adjourned to meot next year in
Washington. A resolution roeommond-
ing legislation to limit tno issuo or
stocks, nnd bonds of railroads engaged
u intorostnto commorco was adoptod.
Thoro wns a spirited discussion as to
whothor stato or fodoral control was
contemplated. Tho resolution loft this
nn opon question.
Nows Gratifies Washington.
Washington, Nov. 23 Whllo tho of
ficials of tho stato department hnvo not
boon ofllcinlly advised of tho roportod
wlllingnoss of tho Chilean govornmont
to submit tho Alsop claim to arbitration
at Tho Hnguo, thoy aro grntiflod at tho
nows to thnt offoct contained in tho As
sociated Pross dispatches. Senor Cruz,
tho Chilean ministor, rofusod today to
discuss tho matter.
Reparation Not Expected,
"XT.... ti -im Jt An vn mi n JsTnxr OR "bJr
having notification on tho subjoct, tho
Nicnrnguan govornmont oxprossod
doubt that domaua ror reparation
would bo mado by tho Unltod Stntos
on account of tho execution of tho two
Amoricons, Grnoo and Capnon, for tho
reason, It is pointod out, that tho no
tion of Nicaragua was according to
Oablo for Assistant Secretary.
Washington. Nov. 27. Bonjamln S.
Cnblo, a Chicago attorney, will succeed
Ormsby MoIIarg as assistant sccrotary
of commorco ana lauor, according to a
statomont mado today by Senator Cul
lorn of Illinois,
Wood Backs Up Dr. Osier.
Washington, Nov. 20.r Oslcrization
of army ollicers to a radical degree was
recommended to tho War Department
today by Goneral Leonard Wood, in
command of tho Department of tho
East. He wants an elimination law en
acted so that officers above tho grade
of captain will attain given grades on
an average of at least ten years
younger than at present.
"Our present system," said General
Wood, "results generally in tho best
years of a man's life being spent in a
subordinate position." He recommend
ed the re-establishment of the army
Deschutes Power Held.
Washington, Nov. 20. Secretary Bal
linger today withdrew from entry 3262
acres of land along the upper Des
chutes River for protection of power
'The withdrawal is ordered providing
Congress enacts legislation for the con
trol or disposal of the lands.
The land withdrawn is the waterway
in connection with which charge has
boon mado that in granting rights of
uyiy to the Hill and Harrimau railroads
through the Deschutes Canyon, Ballin
ger had rendered ' construction of a
power plnnt in tho canyon impossible.
Leaders Get Moro Time.
Washington, Nov. 23. The district
court of appeals today decided to exj
tend tho time of tho issuance of tho
mandate for President Gompers, Vice
President Mitchell nnd Secretary Morri
son in the oontompt caso to November
29 in order to givo tho defendants time
to present to the fodoral supremo court
application for a write of certiorari.
Chiof .lustico Shcpard announced that
still further timo would bo granted if
neoded, pending tho proceedings in the
Experts Watch Mine Gases.
Washington, Nov. 25. Word received
early today by officials of tho United
States geological survey from Cherry,
111., ia thnt tho firo in the mino thero
is giving tho govornmont exports much
anxiety. Tho gases in the mino are
boing analyzed constantly in order that
tho roscuors may bo warned 01 impend
ing dangors. Cortain mixtures of firo
damp and oxygon aro almost instantly
fatal and tho govornmont oxports aro
watching for any sign of this condition.
Dodth In Most Agonizing Forms Indl
cated at Cherry, DX
Chorry, HI., Nov. 22. Androw
Bucklos and Louis Gibbs aro among tho
identified dead rocovored today. Tho
recovery of bodies is necessarily slow
on account of tho firo still burning
slightly in eomo parts of tho mine.
Bodies of tho victims, piled in great
heaps, havo boon scon by firemen In
both tho east and west tunnels of tho
second level. It is estimated that 75
of tho dead aro huddled togother in
tho west tunnel. Tho bodies of two
mon, bcllovcd to bo Androw Donovan
and his son, woro found clasped in each
other's arms in tho east tunnol. Thoy
havo not beon brought up yet. Tho
bodies 01 tho victims aro all burned
black, but it is said that in most cases
tho features aro intact, when tho res
cuors descended this morning into tho
main shaft thoy brought eight badly
charred bodies to tho surfaco, making
a total of nino recovered. Ono was
Tho firo, after raging furiously slnco
last Saturday, has practically burned
itsolf out, and it is believed the work
of recovering tho dead will henceforth
be comparatively easy.
Whon tho rescno party, headed by
Mino Inspectors Taylor and Moses,
reached tho 200 foot level this morn
ing they found a number of victims
huddlod together. Appearances indi
cated that tho men whose bodies were
found had climbed from lower levels
to tho 200 foot station.
Tho imprints of finger noils wero seen
in tho palms of thoir hands. It was
thus indicated that Ihey had suffered
tho agonies of suffocation before tho
names had reached them.
GIVEN NEW TRIAL.
MacVeagh Gives Out News.
Washington, Nov. 24. Tho elimina
tion from tho customs sorvico of Act
ing Doputy Survoyor James Vail, tho
abolition of that office in tho New
York customs houso, tho dismissal of
104 mon and domotion of 123 other mon
nt Now York from March 4 up to last
night, togothor with about a score of
othor changes includod in Collector
Loob's statomont today from Now
York, woro announced by Secretary
Taft Snubs Suffragette.
Washington, Nov, 20. Mrs. Philip
Snowdon, wifo of n Liberal mombor of
rnrunmout and notort as the most boau
tlfnl suffrngotto, triod to soo Prosidont
Taft today. She failod. Mrs. Snow
don loft tho Whito Houso announcing
nmt suu wuiim onuoavor again tomor
row to run tho gauntlet that had shut
Work on Gunboats Hurried.
Portsmouth, N, H Nov. 25. Naval
rush orders woro received hore today in
connection with tho outfitting of the
gunboats Paducah and Dubuque, both
of which havo been preparing to re-turn
to their stations in tho Cambean Sea.
Coal Companies Did Not Violate Sher
man Anti-Trust Law.
St. Paul, Nov. 22. Judgo Walter H.
Sanborn in the United States circuit
court of appeals today banded down an
opinion setting aside the verdict and
ordering a now trial in tho caso of tho
United States aaginst the Union Pa
cific Coal company, tho Union Pacific
Railway company, the Oregon Short
Lino, James M. Mooro, and Everett
Buckingham, in which thoy aro charged
with violating tho Sherman anti-trust
law by rorming an unlawful combina
While tho suit was brought in tho
name of tho United States, proceed
ings were started by a Salt Lako City
coal dealer named Sharp, who charged
the coal company and the defendant
railways with refusing to sell and haul
coal for him.
Sharp charged that the Union Pacific
Coal company refused to sell him coal,
and that the railways refused to haul
the commodity because ho advortised
and sold coal at a lower figure than
Judgo Sanborn, in his opinion, holds
that thero was no substantial evidence
of any combination between any two
of the defendants, either to refuse to
sell coal to Sharp or to refuse to trans
port it for him. The lower court found
tho defendants guilty of violating the
Sherman anti-trust law and imposed a
fine of $1,000 and costs on Moore, and
$3,000 and costs on the other defendants.
CHILE WILL CONFER.
Santiago Regards Note From Washing-
- ton as Ultimatum.
. Santiago, Chile, Nov. 22. The Chil
ean government today opened negotia
tions with Washington with a view to
submitting the Alsop claim of the
United States against Chile .to a spe
cially constituted court of arbitration
at Tho Hague.
Tho notification to Chile which is
looked upon here as an ultimatum, has
been seized upon by the sensational
pross as causo for agitation.
tjreat anxiety was felt hero because
of tho notification, through Chilean
Minister Cruz, at Washington that tho
United States would close its legation
nt Santiago within a few days unless
tho Chilean government consented to
an adjustment of tho Alsop claims or
agreed to refer the dispute to Tho
Tho members of the American colony
hero declared the manner in which the
Uuitod States was proceeding was arbi
trary and detrimental to American in
terests in Chile. They have communi
cated with a prominent attorney at
Washington and asked him to use his
influence in the matter.
Merchants hero fear the agitation
will affect American imports adversely.
Taft for Fighting Navy.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 22. "The navy
should not only bo worth securing, but
should bo able to fight." President
Taft aroused enthusiasm today by mak
ing this statement in an address be
fore the Atlantic Deopor-Watorways
association convention. Tho prosidont
declared Hampton Roads and Chesa
peake Bay should bo protected by an
island fort erected midway between
tho Vickinia capos. Mr. Taft regarded
tho Norfolk navy yard as probably tho
most important base in tho country
and Hampton Roads as the greatest
point of naval rendezvous.
Has Rata Bill. in View.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 22. Modifi
cation of the interestato commerce act
to obtain reasonable bases of rates to
all and fairness of practices in tho op
oration of interstate railways was sug
gested by Attorney Goneral George W.
Wickorsham ln an address tonight at
tho annual banquot of tho Commercial
club, given in commemoration of tho
signing oi tho John Day commercial
treaty. Mr. Wiekorsham responded to
tho toast, "Tho Interstate Commerce
U. S. NAVY
Tonnage of War Vessels Exceed
ed Only by England.
GERMANY SOON TAKE OUR RACE
Kaiser Has More Battleships Under
Construction Will Be Second
Power on High Seas.
Washington, Nov. 27. Measured by
actual naval tonnage in service, tho
United States ranks second among tho
nations of the world; Great Britain
alono surpasses this country. But if
to tho tonnage in service is added to
tonnago of warships authorized and in
courso of construction, tho United
States is compelled to yield second placo
to Germany. In other words, Germany
has in course of construction more largo
battleships than has the United States.
Tho relative order of warship itonnago
of tho great nations today is as fol
Great Britain , 1,758,350
United States 632,785
France i 602,920
It will be noted that Japan is far
inferior to the United States in its
naval strength, standing fifth on tho
list. It will also be noted from tho
following table, showing the total naval
tonnago of the great nations, as would
be the caso wero vessels building now
completed, that Japan retains her rela
tive position on the list, with even less
tonnage than the United States. As
suming vessels under construction were
nil completed, the navies of tho world
would show the following tonnage:
Great Britain 2,005,873
Germany ,. 820,692
United States 785,687
These figures are interesting in sev
eral respects. Germany, for instance,
which long stood fourth on tho list of
naval powers, has rapidly passed both
the United States and France. Japan,
on the other hand, supposed to havo
been making great strides in the devel
opment or ner navy, is not building as
fast as tho United States. During the
past year she increased her naval ton
nage less than 50,000, and it is seen
from the statistics above that her in
crease, according to her present pro
gramme, will not be equal to that of
tho United States. The tonnago of tho
American navy today exceeds that of
Japan by about 286,000; with tho pres
ent programme of both nations com
pleted, the United States will lead by
TAX REGULATIONS MADE.
Enforce Safety Appliance Law.
San Francisco, Nov. 22, Tho Ohieago
& Northwestern railroad was fined by
Judge De Haven on 11 separate counts
yesterday for violations of the law re
garding safety appliances. The total
amount ot tho fines is $41,100. Tho
violations consisted ot failure to pro
vldo proper signal dovlces.
Income From Corporations Expected to
Washington, Nov. 27. Corporation
tax regulations are now complete and
ready for the printer. It has been a
great task to meet all the complexities
of the law and expected attacks upon it
by the corporations. Latest estimates
indicate a net revenue from the cor
poration tax of approximately $25,000,
000 annually, and 122,000 corporations
probably will havo to pay the tax.
In a far southwestern state it has
been found that not moro than 10 per
cent of many thousands of corporations
over nave actually done business, lm-
propor registration in many cases is
oxpected, but the series of penalties
under the law will apply to all, even to
thoso who fail to get" the forms and
regulations. Tho mailing of tho forms
and blanks to every corporation listed
in tho various districts is not reouircd
by law, and is merely to assist the cor
porations. Thoso not registered should
apply immediately to collectors.
All returns aro required to bo in the
collector's hands by March 1, then sont
to tho internal rovenue bureau here,
where the tax will bo assessed and tho
taxpaying corporations notified by June
j, mo tax 10 do pam by July 1.
Wild Man Is Captured.
Ukiah, Cal., Nov. 27. Emilio Badoni,
known in this section as "The Wild
Man of Hopland," was captured last
night by Constablo Orr, of Cloverdalo,
and Game Wardens Loo and Miller, who
broght him to 'this city. Badoni has-,
lived in a cave near Cotnsky station,
sinco last May, and, had not spoken tu
nny ono for many months. During this
timo ho has lived on sheep ho has killed,
and food takon from cabins in tho
neighborhood. Badoni was found by
tho ollicers sunning himself on top of
Squaw rock, and wns captured boforo
ho could offer any resistance.
Mummy Barneses Arrives.
Boston, Nov. 27. Rameses, king of
Egypt, is resting aboard the steamship
Aragonia, whilo tho vessel is discharg
ing a portion of tho cargo hero prepara
tory .to proceeding to Now York. Tho
monarch, whoso ago is estimated nt
about 3000 years, was lifted aboard tho
steamer by tho soamen at Suez with
Now York for destination. Ramoses
just which ono of tho long lino of
Egyptian sovereigns of that name has
not been determined is a mummy.
Hail Hits Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Nov. 27. Hailstones as
largo as walnuts foil in various por
tions Of thin nltv 1 n f n rmlnv s w n
mlnutos. A sleet storm followed a sud-
uen ran in tno temporature, the falling
sleet remaining on tho ground some
timo, affording an unusual sight foe