The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current, February 10, 1910, Image 3

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Now York. Fob. 8. It wan ctnid In
uthorltativo clrolea today that the
innrinnn lrvninaa inmnahn hnri mM
hused tho Southern Pacific Railroad
ompanya holdings of Btock in the
OUH-Farco Co.. which Id taken to in.
Ic&to that a merger of tho two ox
roBB companies 1b under way.
Nogro Party Could Win Everything
If Held Together.
Havana, Fob. 1. Organization of a
distinct nogro party, with tho avowed
intention of obtaining control of tho
Cuban govornmont, is boing agitated
through tho republic and tho move
ment has become menacing from tho
viowpoint of tho whites. Thin Ibbuo
has been brought to public notico re
cently by raco conflicts upon tho botol
quontion, and tho numerical strength
of tho nogrooB, united, gives itportont.
Provision, tho organ of tho Partido
Independonto de Color Independent
Party of Color printa tho nowly con
structed platform of tho party, which
contains theso significant provisions:
"Tho Independent Party of Color
shall bo organized throughout tho
wholo ropublic with a national charac
ter, to maintain Its equilibrium toward
all Cuban intercuts.
"Tho ropublic of equality, uovorolgn
and independent, without raco discrim
inations or social antagonisms, shall
got our Bupport."
To what extent promoters of tho
now movomont may bo successful re
mains to be seen, but thoro can bo no
doubt that, if tho organization of tho
negro race as a political party evor
should bo cfToctod, it would rulo tho
Thojmportanco of tho congressional
elections in July can hardly bo over
estimated. It is not so much a ques
tion of which party shall return tho
greater number of candidates, as
whether tho independent republic, un
aldod by American supervision, shall
prove itself competent to conduct an
absolutely fair and peaceable election.
PrcBidont Gomez' appointment of
Sonator Manuel Sanguilly as secretary
of state ends the long suspenso regard
ing that important office It is signi
ficant that tho president should have
gono out of tho ranks of all political
parties to soloct Sanguilly, who over
has boen an independent of tho inde
pendents. Tho senator lived in Harlem In tho
warof tho rovolution and returned to
Cuba under the first intervention, busy
ing himsolf at once with protests
against tho interference of tho United
States in affairs of Cuba. Ho' is the
author of eovoral unsuccessful bills to
restrict tho immigration of foreigners
nto Cuba.
Sorvice Requires Impression of Digit
Instead of Crossmark.
Chomawa, Or., Fob. 1. Orders have
been issued to tho agents in the field
of tho Indian scrvico to require thumb
mark signatures by Indians who aro
not able to write.
Thumb-mark signatures are now re
quired on all checks, receipts and other
official papers, which Were formerly
signed by a crooa-mork by Indiana and
others. Tho improEsion Ib to bo made
with the right thumb placed after the
names instead of the crosBmarrk aa be
fore. Tho thumb-mark la then wit
nessed to make tho identification cer
tain and thus be an infallible method of
identification in aiso of diBputo or at
tempted fraud.
This wub first done in tho Indian ser
vice in 1905, when tho system was
adopted as evidence of tho authenticity
of written agreements with Indians,
the thumb print of tho signers being
required in addition to their signatures
or their marks. The system now
includes tho entire business of tho de
partment. Peary Wins Flag Case.
Elmira, N. Y., Feb. 1. Tho de
murrer inturpoped by Robert E. Peary,
discoverer of tho North Pole, in tho
action for desecration of tho American
flag, growing out of the display of the
famous "North Polo" Aug at tho Hudson-Fulton
celebration, was sustained
today by-Justico Lyon. Roswell R.
Mobs, an attorney, who brought tho
action, announced that ho would carry
tho coho to the Supremo court rather
than acknowledge defeat.
Goobel Dies, Heartsick.
Cincinnati, Feb. 1. On the 10th
anniversary of tho assassination of
William Goebel, tho funeral of his
brother, Arthur Goebol, who died in
Phoenix, Ariz., on January 20, waa
held in Covington, liy , this afternoon.
Commonwealth Attorney Franklin, in
his funeral orution, dociared that
"tho bullet that k'llod William Goobel,
togother with tho liberation of all
thoso charged with tho murder, just as
certainly killed Arthur Goebel." Arth
ur, ho said, diod of n broken heart.
Lips Fastened With Pins
Lob Angolca, Fob 1 Fastening hie
Hps together with safety pinB bo he
could not curflo, Vernon E. Bennett,
formorly a missionary nmnng tho In
dians, waa carriod, a raving maniac,
into tho roceiving hospital yesterday.
It was necossary for Nur o Morgan
and Probation Pollcoman Leo Mnrden
to pry his jaws apart with instru
ments to get at tho ordinary nins and
noedloH with which ho hud filled his
Po May Overflow Its Banks
Romo, Fob. 1. Although weather
conditionB havn improved throughout
Italy, reports aro still boing received
of tho flooding of much territory.
Tho river Po threatona to overflow its
banks, while at some points landslides
have occurred. Dispatches from Peru
gia say that tho river liber continuoa
to riBo and Ib three feet above the
highest lovol of tho last flood.
Asiatics to Work on Railroads
San Francleco, Feb. 1. -Tho Pacifio
Mail steamship Manchuria arrived here
tonight four days bolimd hor sched
ule, having on board 400 Asiatics, 175
of them Hindus, for work on Califor
nia railroads.
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Washington, Fob. 4. -Senator Hoy
burn today completed hie criticism of
tho postal savings bank bill in tho
Bonate, but aside from his speech, lit
tlo progress was made in the consider
ation of tho measure. It will bo be
fore tho scnato again tomorrow and
Senator Carter, who ia in cborgo, ex
pocts a voto not later than next Thurs
day. Mr. Hoyburn dociared that tho bill
had been drawn ao loosely that, if en
acted, it inovitably must result in
scandal. It should, ho said, bo safe
guarded moro carefully than soma past
legislation, and ho instanced tho cor
, poration tax law, which, ho said, al
j ready had been proved unsatisfactory.
Declaring his objections to the bill, he
, said that there wha no proviaion for
securing deposits, that in providing
j for aocrecy regarding deposits tho bill
dha mado it impossible to find invest
jmcnt for tho poBtalB avings fund.
"Never in years has any session of
congress done as much work as the
1 present one," said Representative
Dwlght of New York, Republican
I whip in the house, in a statement to
day. "Congress has been in session
less than six weeks since December 1
and in that time the houso has passed
tho army, urgent deficiency, District
of Columbia and agriculture appropria
tion bills. Wo have also redeemed
two pledges of party platform by pass
ing bill to establish a bureau of mines
and mining and to admit Arizona and
New Mexico.
Washington, Fob. 3. Secretary Bol
linger was criticised on the floor of tho
senate today for sending a communica-
i tion to the senate inclosing a bill pro
viding for on insane asylum in Alaska.
Although Mr. Bollinger said he
transmitted the measure in obedience
to tho direction of the president, Sen
ators Hoyburn and Bacon succeeded in
obtaining annulment of rcforenco in
tho bill to tho committee on territor
ies, on the ground that neither a
cabinet officer, nor even the president
himself, had authority to introduco a
bill in tho senate.
Senator Klklns today mado bitter
complaint in the senato concerning the
treatment ho received in connection
with his resolution providing for an in
vestigation into the high cost of food.
Ho charged Senator Aldrich with a
desire to shield the tarifT law and the
truBta in the inquiry, and ho intimated
that hereafter he might bo an "insur
gent" if hia wishes did not receivo
moro respectlul consideration.
Tho discussion was precipitated by
Senator Stone, who soon after the re
porting of tho Lodge resolution to in
vestigate the cost of living, in mock
solemnity, raised the question whether
the committee on contingent expenses
had yet reached the Elkins resolution
which had been adopted lost month.
Responding, Mr. Kean said that prob
ably tho measure would bo amended
and reported Boon.
Taking the floor, Mr. Elkins com
plained that the finance committee had
reported the Lodgo resolution after a
day's consideration, whereas his own
measure hai been held up for a month.
After a short but torrid open hear
ing, followed by an executive session
of an hour, also filled with dissension,
the house committee on merchant mar
ino and fisheries today voted, 10 to 7,
to report favorably the administration
Bhip subsidy bill, as introduced by Rep
resentative Humphrey, of Washing
ton. Washington, Feb. 2. A livoly po
litical debate occupied nearly the en
tiro time of the house today in defense
of the bill to amend the census law bo
as to provide an enumeration of ani
mals slaughtered in country butchering
establishments and of hides produced
in such establishments.
'Mr. Crumpacker, of Indiana, ex
plained that this amendment waa to
give accurato information on tho sub
ject, upon which there has been much
political discussion. With this amend
ment and others providing for an enu
meration of lands under irrigation and
in relation to irrigation projects, the
bill was passed.
I Should the postal 'savings bank bill
become a law it would greatly endan
ger, if not destroy, incomes to tho
amount of hundreds of millions of dol
lars, declared Senator Hoyburn todoy.
The Idaho Senator waa engaged in a
general discussion of the bill in con
nection with an amendment presented
bv Senator Smoot for tho regulation of
the removal of postal savings deposits
from banks.
Ho contended that, inasmuch aa tho
fund under the bill would reach fully
$700,000,000, it would enable the board
of trustees to dictato tho rate of in
terest throughout tho country.
"In other words, tho government
purposes to go into tho loaning busi
ness," ho said, "and intends to fix tho
rato of interest at 2 per cent." In
viow of this fact, he askod what the
oiTect would bo on incomes derived
from funds invested at 5 and G per
It waB announced at the State de
partment today that cither a complete
agreement or a rupture between Ger
many and tho United States on tho
National Coal Reserve Sought
Washington, Fob. 3. Tho coal Holds
of Alaska aro tho subject of a lengthy
bill introduced in tho houso by Dele
gate Wickorsham, of Alaska, provid
ing that 15,000 acres of tho best coal
bearing lands of Alaska be set OBido
by tho United. States in perpetuity aa
tho national coal reserve, Provision
ia made for the withdrawal of 5,000
acroa each from tho Katalla and Ma
tanasuka districts, and 5,000 moro
from tho Kenar and Peninsula areas.
present tariff negotiationa might bo
oxpected tomorrow.
Washington, Feb. 1. A running firo
of criticism was poured into tho for
estry department in the houso today
when tho agrhulturo appropriation bill
was under consideration. Tho session
was dovoted to the forestry schedule.
Representative Taylor of Colorado
questioned Chairman Scott as to the
reason for including in the forest re
serve lands without forest on them.
Mr. Scott said ex-Chief Forester Pin
chot had asserted that such lands could
bo planted with trees.
"Do you know," declared Mr. Tay
lor, "that at elevations of 7,000 and
8,000 feet it will tako 500 years to
grow a forest, and at higher altitudes
tho time required will bo longer7"
In his own state, he said, land worth
$200 or $300 an acre was included in
tho forest reserves.
However, in no instance was an ap
propriation for tho bureau of forestry
reduced by the house.
To protect tho government postal
employes on the trains and prevent the
loss of mail by fire, Representative
Carey, of Washington, is in favor of
tho government buying its own mail
cars and contracting with the railroads
for their hauling. He baa introduced
a bill that authorizes the postmaster
general to proceed with tho work of
contracting for theso cars to put them
in use jib ripidly as possible and to
have all railroads fully equipped with
them by 1915.
Washington, Jan. 31. Postal sav
ings banks wero discussed at length in
tho senate today, Carter of Montana,
leading off with an argument in favor
of the bill for which he is sponsor and
Hoyburn hinting plainly that he would
oppose it. Saying that the United
States is the only first-class power
which has no postal banks, and recal
ling frequent platform pledgee, Carter
proceeded to answer objections.
He denied that postal banks would
menace the present banking system,
saying the latter could not reach re
mote rural districts. He said postal
banks would encourage thrift, draw
money out of hiding and induce for
eigners to deposit money in them, in
stead of Bending it abroad. He con
tended that the new system would only
be an elaboration of the use to which
money orders are now put, that it was
as constitutional as the money order
system and would be a source of
strength to private banks.
The army appropriation bill, as re
ported to the senate today, carries
$95,440,568. which is only $142,860
more than is appropriated in the bill
as it passed the house. The law for
tho present year carried more than
The senate committee on military
affairs added $517,860 to the amount
fixed by the house" for contingencies of
the army nurse corps, transportation,
etc., maneuvers, shooting galleries and
ranges and for blank ammunition, but
reduced by $375,000 appropriation for
barracks and quarters in the Philip
pines islands.
Representative Hays, the Republican
insurgent member of the house from
California, will not circulate the peti
tion for a Republican caucuB on the
subject of amending the house rules, at
least, not before Wednesday of this
Washington, Jan. 29. The many
angled fight in the house over the ques
tion of revising the rules of that body
took a new turn and assumed addition
al importance today when Representa
tive Champ Clark, of Missouri, leader
of tho minority, introduced a resolution
providing f"r the election by the houso
of a new rules committee of 15. Spe
cial significance is attached to the
resolution by the fact that Mr. Clark
is a member of the present rules com
mittee. An investigation of tho expenses of
the immigration commission, a sequel
to the recent flurry in the house over
charges that members had "junketed
on their trip abroad," is provided for
in a joint resolution introduced by Rep
resentative Macon, of Arkansas, creat
ing a joint committee of ono senator
and two representatives for the pur
pose. Mr. Macon was the author of
the charges on tho floor of the house.
Secretary Dickinson today informed
Delegate Wickersham, of Alaska, in a
letter, that ho could not accede to hia
request that Major W. P. Richardson,
of the army, be relieved from duty in
Washington, ob his Bervices were re
quired hero in connection with the
work of the board of road commission
ers of Alaska, of which ho is president.
Mr. Wickorsham based his request
for the removal of Major Richardson
on the ground that ho wob lobbying bo
foro committooB of congress "for his
Bpecial work in Alaska."
Land Grant Report Walts
Washington, Feb. 2. In rosponBo to
tho Chamberlain resolution, regarding
tho suits to Bet aside Oregon land
grants, Attorney General Wickersham
sent a lotter to tho ponato today, stat
ing; "To comply with tho resolution,
it is necessary to securo certain detail
ed Information from Oregon, This in
formation has been Bent for, and rb
soon aa it is receivod tho report will be
transmitted to tho senate " He added
tho information was boing gathered.
Senators Ask for Report.
Washington, Feb. 1. Senators
Bourne and Chamberlain united today
in a requost to the life saving service
to cauBe an investigation to be made
by an unprejudiced officer into tho
wreck of the Czarina in Coos bay, The
senators also requested the improve
ment of faoilitioB and service along the
Oregon coast.
President Taft Asks Magazine Pub-
1 . Ilfthnm tn hn Mnrinrnln.
Washington, Jan. 81. President
Taft told the periodical publishers of
tho Untied States tonight that, if
they overloaded their criticism of men
in the administrative authority with
unparliamentary expressions and inti
mations as to lack of honorable mo
tives, nobody is going to pay any atten
tion to them.
Although he made no direct allusion
to "muckraking." it was plainly evi
dent at what he was directing his at
tack. Tho president, "addressing tho period
ical publishers association of America
aa their guest at dinner, did not give
this advice to the editors assembled
from all parts of the nation until he
had prefaced hia remarks with good
humored treatment ofhis relative po
sition to the wieldera of public opin
ion. "This is a formidable gathering to
address," said President Taft, after
ho had been presented by C. H. Smith,
tho toastmoster. "Gentlemen who act
as fates as to what ia or is not current
literature, would under any circum
stances, bo formidable to address, and
under conditions prevailing in Wash
ington and in legislative hallB, it re
quires a brave man, standing in my po
sition, to face them.
"As to controversies, let me oay
that all evidence questions of facts
must be weighed broadly to reach, an
ultimate conclusion. It ia the case
with every trust, aa much aa we con
demn them for their iniquities. The
evidence must be weighed. It does no
good to denounce a person on the wit
ness stand, if he testifies againB t you.
"You controllers of public opinion
and controllers of the rulers of the
country may hammer a man into indif
ference aa to what you say, but at that
he will come nearer to doing right than
if he tried to fight.
"But, seriously speaking, I would
like to say that when you criticise a
poor devil exercising a responsible po
sition, first give him the benefit en
joyed by every criminal, that of rea
nonable doubt.
Pacific Roads Must Face
Trial by
Next April.
Washington, Jan. 31. The preBident
baa determined to press to a conclusion
the pending suit against the Union and
Southern Pacific Railroad companies,
looking to a dissolution of the merger,
and today concluded to deny the appli
cation of Mr. Lovett, Harriman's suc
cessor, for a dismissal of the suit.
Soon after Judge Lovett and a num
ber of influential railroad people ap
pealed to the president to squash pro
ceedings before Judge Vandeventer's
court in Salt Lake City., Mr Taft,
following the course that had been
adopted in the case of the famous New
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
company, when a similar appeal was
made, referred the matter to the at
torney general for examination. In
the New England case, it was found
that, because of action taken by the
state of Massachusetts and the insig
nificance of the government's interests,
it would be best to abandon the prose
cution of the railroad, and this was
But Attorney General Wickersham
reached a different conclusion in the
Pacific railroad merger case, and today
he handed to President Taft a volumin
ous report, conclusions of which justi
fied the president in the announcement
that there was a good case against the
railroads, following the decision in the
Northern Securities litigation. There
fore, proceedings at Salt Lake City
will be pressed.
The status of the case at present is
this : The government has put in its
testimony. The defense must begin in
April and the usual evidence in rebut
tal must bo submitted thereafter.
Then the case will go to that novel tri
bunal of four judges provided by the
anti-trust act, known as the expediting
court, and doubtlesB in the end it will
come before the Supreme court of the
United States.
Panama Libel Suit Dismissed.
New York, Jan. 31. The indict
ment against the Press Publishing com
pany, publishers of the New York
World, charging Joseph Pulitzer and
others with criminal libel against
Theodoro Roosevelt, President Taft
and others, was quashed today in the
United States District court. Judge
Hough ruled that the statute upon
which the indictment rested was not
pufficient in authority, in other words,
that tho court had no jurisdiction.
Children Forced to Work.
Chicago, Jan. 31. High priceB for
food in Chicago are driving chil iron to
work. In the last three months 1,000
more permits have been asked of the
state factory inspector's office than in
the corresponding three months a year
ago. This is an increaso of more than
33 per cent. It is attributed not to
any Budden demand of emnloyes for the
services of minors, but to the necessi
ties of workingmen'e families, which
have compelled children to work to
buy food.
New Cabinet Rebuffed.
Budapest, Jan. 31. An early rebuff
was met by the rocenily formed Hed
frvary cabinet, when the chamber to
day with a largo majority voted a
want of confidence in the ministry.
The premier told the deputies he wob
unable to decide immediately whether
to resign or to disso've parliament.
He then drew from his pocket an im
perial rescript adjourning the house to
March 4.
Primcro Coal Mine in Colorado
Scene of Disaster.
Nearly Seventy Others Were in Mlno
and Little Hope That They
Are Alive.
Primero,. Colo., Feb. 1. Seventy
nine bodies of the victims of yesterday
afternoon's explosion in the Primero
mine were found piled in a mass at tho
foot of the air shaft shortly after mid
night. When the explosion occurred tho
men evidently made a rush to escapo
through the air shaft, and wero suffo
cated aa they battled with one another
for freedom.
It has been shown by the time
keeper's records that there were 149
men in the mine at the time of the ex
plosion. Few are thought to be alive.
The main shaft of the mine is com
dletely wrecked.
The mine authorities telegraphed an
order to Denver early this morning for
80 coffins. One man only has been
found alive. Ho is badly injuredand
has not been identified.
The explosion occurred in the mino
of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company
at 4 :30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Three men at the mouth of the mine
were killed by the force of the concua
sion. Both fans with which the mine was
equipped were shattered, but were re
placed and J. H. Thompson, superin
tendent, and a rescue party entered by
the main air shaft, but were unable to
reach the main shaft, which was com
pletely blocked. The party returned
to the surface after securing five
bodies, which were badly burned.
A party equipped with oxygen hel
mets replaced them and coritinued the
search for more bodies. Miners were
ruBhed to Primero from Trinidad,
Saundo, Starkville, Sopria and Coke
ville, and labored frantically to clear
the main shaft, relieving each other
every few minutes.
Most of the victims are Slavs and
Hungarians, although Electrician Will
Helm is among the missing.
The camp was a scene of indescrib
able horror last night. While every
ablebodied man was taking bis turn
with pick and shovel to clear the shaft,
the women and children, kept back by
ropes, gathered about the shaft, weep
ing and calling loudly upon their loved
ones who had not been found.
Members of the rescue party say
that the effect of the explosion under
ground is indescribable. The bodies
recovered were horribly burned and
unrecognizable. One body was im
paled on broken timbers.
Water Recedes and Work of Repair
ing ia Begun
Paris, Feb. 1. Improvement in the
general situation continues and the
spirits of the Parisians are rising as
the waters fall. Street hawkers are
selling postcard pictures of the flood
and the boulevards are once more gay
with thousands.
With the crisis past, the mercurial
French temperament faces the subsid
iary troubles with a light heart, but
the papers already are warning the
people that measures must be taken to
avoid a repetition of the disaster.
The prefect of the department of the
Seine has, issued instructions to the
owners of flooded, houses to clean and
disinfect their premises to the satis
faction of the municipal architects
within 24 hours after the subsidence of
the waters.
The government has ordered the tax
collectors to show the greatest len
iency to delinquents, and the Mont de
Pieto is extending pawn tickets for
three months.
Public and private benevolence
continues to respond to the call of the
sufferers. Theaters and societies are
organizing benefits, while the various
race courses are arranging a big
meeting for the spring, the receipts of
which will go to the poor. A resolu
tion has been introduced in the cham
ber of deputies asking the government
to award special crosses of the Legion
of Honor to those who have been con
spicuous in the rescue work.
Although tho papers are printing
columns of pitiful stories, a hundredth
part of the horror never will be
known. Many corpses have been swept
down river, and occasionally a corpse
is found in a boat, broken away from
some tuneral procession.
Suffrage Union Bars Meat.
New York, Feb. 1. The Gotham
beef party, named in memory ef the
Boston Tea Party, was formed today
by the National women's progressive
suffrage union, which has been active
in the campaign againBt higher cost of
living. Mrs. Sophia Loebinger and
others addressed an open-air crowd in
Madison square. Mrs, Loebinger Boid
she and her assiocates proposed to
open public cooking schools in the
streets, to teach cooking without moat.
Trust Attorney Testifies.
Chicago, Feb. 1. The federal grand
jury today resumed ita investigation
into the methods of the so-called "beef
trust." Ralph Crews, general counsel
for the National Packing company, tes
tified. Documents and books belong
ing to the National Packing company
were examined.