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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (April 7, 1910)
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deled church lu tho United states,
deled after tho church by Chrlsto-
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ch In theso proud colonial days of
t old city.
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nnit which Ima Blnco bccti oe-
pled uy most or mo cuy s aiHiin
Ishcd visitors Hobort K. Lee, tho
Inccss Louiso of England, and varl
s of our Presidents.
It Is n pretty day, and If ono has
e courngo for tho climb, ho may
o his own pleasure about ascending
rough the belfry to tho watch tower
ed during tho rovolutlon. From
ere nn excellent view of tho city may
had, and of tho beautiful harbor,
d the misty ocean stretching far be
t.d. The sltuntlon naturally reminds ono
tho Old North Church at Doston,
Ith Its celebrated lanterns "one If
land and two If by sea." In the
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is of tho American revolution, dur-
trophies of war, whero later thoy
sic i'uiuuiBt:u uy a pnvaio cuizr-n
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i ucaU nCy, 0th m,lmd0,a Visors
BlfllrnM mUCh 8UrI)ri8 ft"a a'B0 COn-
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tftj11 ro8U in Increaalng tho
ttre ot t L ,C0, Th0 8Uporlor Btat'
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anSm,,M for,nor ,nt0 th ands,
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tried A n. V a 1Icah la to bo
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effective Tliua''?) "f,," Pvo
nlno8t apart a,nd Who t'horo 1,vti
a diet consists largely of
mo jnnnnnun ..... i . ... . ..
moat,' present Individuals of a gigantic
Undor tho ancient rcglmo tho oating
or uosn was rejrardod with Brunt har
rbr by tho whole population. Tho
nobles alono tasted nt times Uio flesh
of thovlld boar, as a fitting end to
an exciting hunt. But within tho last
twonty.flvo years tho consumption of
moat hns spread amonit tho neonlo. un
til now in tho ntroota of tlm eAUoa
booths nro to bo found in plain vlow,
wnoro for a small sum irenerous nor
tlons 'of boiling beef or of horseflesh
can bo bought. Tho Buropoana and
tho Amorlcnns who' havo lived in Ja
pan for thirty years or bo. or thoso
who revisit that land aftor a long ab-
sonco, tostlfy that oven now this tmr.
tlnl Introduction of a meat diet has
modified tho physical appearance of
tho laboring classes. Tho men aro less
palo and moro muscular. It appears
nlso that their stnturo has been consid
erably Increased, at least anion tno
coolies and military. On Uio contrary,
among tho artisans and othor worttoro
of sedentary habits, who continue to
llvo on rice and vegetables, wo And, aa
heretofore, many Individuals of oxcood
ing small stnturo.
WHITE IMMIGRANTS TOR HAWAII
Iluanlnna nml I'ortuKUeae tlvalnnlnn
to Itjolnce (he Orlendila,
"Honolulu Is encouraging to tho ut
most Immigration of whites to tho Is
lands," said Antonio Perry, associate
Juutlco of tho supremo court of Hawaii
and former member of tho board of
education of tho Islands, according to
tho Los Angeles Herald.
"Tho country Is succeeding to a do
greo that Is most satisfactory to tho
planters, for wo find tho white laborer
1b far superior to tho Chlncao and Ja
panese Tho Russians hnvo proved
thoniBolves especially odaptablo to
work on tho plantations. Five hun
drcd ' Russians arrived from Siberia
four mouths ago and moro than 800
Portuguese wcro brought from the
Azores Islands at about that tlmo. In
fact, wo havo an agent, C. L. Atkinson,
recently secretary of tho territory,
who makes his headquarters In Siberia
and before many years thero will bo
great numbers of Russians settlo per
manently In tho Islands. Wo aro no
longer threatened with tho yellow
"Tho educational system of tho Is
lands Is second to none In the United
States. Considerable attention la paid
to tho development and caro of the
youth. Wo have a Juvenile court con
ducted In a stmllnr manner us that of
Colorado. Tho youths who are charged
with wrongdoing aro separated from
tho moro hardened criminals before
and after they nro tried and until they
begin tho servlco of tho sentence im
posed upon them.
"I am not much of a booster," said
Judge Perry, "but perhaps it would
not be out of the way to say that Hon
olulu Is flooded with visitors and its a
conscqucnco Is building up a great
tourUt tnulo that In point of annual
roveuuo Is becoming an Important flg
uro with hor. This trade, however, Is
greatly Impaired becauso of lack of
steamer accommodations, and tho
coastwlso law passed by Congress,
which prohibits carrying a passenger
from ono city to another. Tho Philip
pines havo hod this law suspended. We
aro asking Congress to suspend tho
operation of this act for a limited time
until ships can bo built to carry tuo
WIPED OUT BY SMALLPOX.
Only (Mm Survivor In n Iluaalnn VII
Ine of 1,100 Iulinliltnuta.
Details of the wiping out of an en
tire Russian village by smallpox havo
Just reached St. Petersburg, says a
New York Press correspondent. Tho
village Is named Volskaya, and Is sit
uated In tho Island of Snchalln.
Until n fow weeks ago Its population
wns 1,100. Sanitation, as In most
Russian villages, was conspicuously
nbsont. nnd when the disease first ap
peared a few months ngo no ono wns
troublod about it. Smallpox in Rus
sla Is frequently called the "holy
sickness," and no attempt was mado at
Sick and healthy children "Wore
habitually bathed together, that being
believed an efficacious treatment, and
aftor tho local priest died the bodlea
remalnod unburled. Thus the epidemic
raged unchecked and entire families,
from grandfather to grandchild, woro
Finally a Banltary commission was
sent from tho mainland, but could ac
complish nothing. It has been doclded
to burn to tho ground this "village of
death," as It Is popularly called. Of
tho 1,100 Inhabitants only ono remains,
a man of 72, named Vnssllleff. Tho
dlseaso spared him, but ho has bo
como a ninnlnc.
Tho "Vorat Kvor.
"Ib our new Congressman homely.
Well, I should any I Did you over sco
n photograph of him?"
"Why, no, but I vo aeon caricatures
"Oh, thoy flatter him; yon should soo
ono of his photographs." Catholic
Standard nnd Times.
Call oil Her II In ft.
"He's a bruto!"
"What has ho boon doing now?"
"I threatened to loavo him, and ho
told mo ho would button my gown up
tho back if I would hurry." -Houston
A PoraonnI Definition.
Ponloy (stuck for a word) -Lot's
boo! Whnt ia that you call n man
who marrloB moro than ono wlfo?
GrumD An idiot, I call him. -Dos
Tho world la bocomlng hotter. Only
few peoplo now play tho mandolin.
It ocan't hurt a joko to crack it. ,
BfilEF REPORT OF THE DULY
WORK OF NATION'S LAWMAKERS
Washington, April 1. That tho cor
poration tnx law wiH be amended to
restrict tho oncrntlnn nt Ha nnhlfnlfv
feature was virtually assured today
wncn ine nouBo slightly amended a pro
vision previously adopted by the senate
for that purpose.
Aa passed by tho house today, the
"All corporation tax returns shall bo
open to Inspection only upon tho order
of tho president, under rules and regu
lations to bo prescribed by the secre
tary of tho treasury and approved by
As previously provided by tho Bcn
atc, such corporation tax reports were
"to bo mado public when called for by
resolution of the senate or tho house of
representatives or under the order of
tho president when ho desires it for
Under tho guise of protecting the
watersheds of navigable streams, the
ultra-conservationists In congress,
otherwise known as tho "Pinchotitcs,"
aro undertaking to slip through a bill
which will extend the vast system of
forest reserves Into every state In tho
Union, entail the expenditure of unes
timatcd millions of dollars of govern
ment money, nnd swell the forcut ser
vice to nronortlonB never dreamt of hv
GlfTord Pinchot, even in hla palmiest
It la all being done by subterfuge,
In which clever effort Is being made to
conceal the main purpose of the legis
lation in question.
Washington, March 31. -Determined
to obtain congressional action on the
bill requiring the publication of cam
paign contributions, Perry Belmont,
head of the organization to further
that movement, announced today that
benntor Bailey, would introduce in the
Benatc tomorrow the measure he said
he had been trying for a month to in
duce Senator Burrows, of Michigan,
chairman of tho committee on privi
leges and elections, to present.
Commanding the careful attention of
a majority of his colleagues, Senator
Root today consumed three hours in
continuing his speech in defense of the
administration railroad bill before the
senate. He again failed to conclude
his remnrks. He defended the merger
provisions of the bill as a great ad
vance over existing law, as it made
tho purchase of one company's stock
by another an offense, while he argued,
such acquisition was not now illegal
except as part of a conspiracy.
Representative Sabath of Illinois,
wants to know whether officials of the
department of juaticc acattered
throughout the country form cliques
and have a monopoly of bankruptcy
and other cases that come into the Fed
According to Sabath, it is impossi
ble in many cltica for litigants to em
ploy the counsel they desire, but they
are practically compelled to employ
members of the "favored circle," and
he asserts that the funds of litigants
frequently are absorbed in these
J Congress may be able to adjourn on
May 15, said Senator Aldrich on leav
ing the White house today.
Several influential members of con
gress believed opposition to certain
features of the administration pro
gramme may cause the session to lost
Washington, March 30 Representa
tive Bennett, of New York, todny in
troduced a resolution to expunge from
the house record the report of the spe
cial committee that caused to be laid
on tho table certain sections of one of
President Roosevelt's messages relat
ing to the secret service. The message
was interpreted as containing direct
reflectl6ns upon the integrity of mem
bers of the house.
By some members the effort to ex
punge the record is taken as an indi
cation that Republicans of New York
state aro planning to rally under the
leadership of Colonel Roosevelt. .
By their spectacular fight in the
house of representatives tho republican
insurgents have gained absolutely no
practical concession. They have abol
ished the old committee on rules, con
sisting of five members, and substitut
ed for it a committee of 10, but the
relative strength of majority and min
ority remnins tho snme, and tho insur
gents aro without representation on
Director Newell, of the reclamation
service todny appeared before the ways
nnd means committeo in practical op
position to tho administration bill,
making nvnilablo $30,000,000 to hasten
tho completion of tho government irri
gation projects. He said that nbout
$7,000,000 n year now coming into tho
reclamation fund would complete pend
Newell did not, in so many words,
object to tho bill. Ho said, however,
that tho government today had consid
erable land undor irrigation for which it
had been impossiblo thus far to find
scttlerd. His intimation wns that, if
this $30,000,000 is made nvailablo, It
would flood tho mnrket with irrigated
lnnd nnd tho government would bo
yonre In getting settlors to settlo upon
Bill to Open Indians' Lands.
Washington, March 81. Senator
Chamberlain will introduce a bill sim
ilar to Hawloy's to open tho Klamnth
reservation to settlement after tho In
dians hnvo bcon nllotcd their lands in
severalty. Secretary Ballinger has
written him thnt ho believes tho lands
should bo allotted, ns well as thnt nil
Indiana on tho Umatilla nnd Warm
Springs reservations should havo tholr
allotments nnd tho romaining lands
should bo sold.
Washington, March 29. "While
thero has been conservation of natural
resources at tho presidential spigot,
there has been enormous waste going
on at tho congressional bung," de
clared Senator Chamberlain, of Ore
gon, today, speaking on tho bill em
powering the president to Withdraw
public lands for forestry sites and other
purposes. Chamberlain favors the
measure, nnd on it he delivered his
first set speech.
The bill specifies that the president
may withdraw land for water power
sites, irrigation, forestry reserves,
classification or other public purposes.
In giving his reasons for favoring
the measure, Chamberlain said that
first, the main principle involved, the
right of the president to withdraw
portions "of tho public domain from en
try, settlement or sale, had been ap
proved by every department of the gov
ernment from the earliest days.
The exercise of power necessary to
protect from legislative improvidence
what was left of the public domain
made the bill advisable, he declared.
He argued that it was necessary to
conserve undisposed and unappropriat
ed natural resources and favored the
bill as the best plan for accomplishing
Tho house today by vote of 125 to
64 voted in favor of a thorough investi
gation of the charges that a ship sub
sidy lobby is operating in Washington
for the purpose ofjnfluencing congress
men in favor of a ship subsidy. The
action is a result of a complaint by
Representative Stcenerson, of Minne
sota, that he had been attacked by a
Cleveland newspaper which he believed
to be an organ of a ship subsidy lobby.
Washington, March 28. The move
ment for the transfer of water power
Bites from the National government to
the several states and territories took
shape today when Senator Smoot in
troduced a bill for that purpose. JCon
trary to general expectations the bill
will provide for the leasing of power
sites by the states and would not per
mit their sale under any conditions. It
would provide for a transfer to a state
whenever it was shown to the satisfac
tion of the secretary of the interior
that any tract of land was chiefly val
uable as a power site.
A caucus of the house Republicans is
to be called for next week to arrange
the programme of putting through that
body the administration s measures
now pending. This was agreed upon
at the White house to day. The ques
tion of the caucus was taken up this
morning, when Representatives Town
send and Hamilton Fish conferred with
The senate committee on judiciary
decided to make a favorable report on
the nomination of Robert M. Montgom
ery, of Michigan, presiding judge; Wil
liam H. Hunt, of Montana; James F.
Smith, of California,; Orion M. Bar
ber, of Vermont, and Marion do Vries,
of California, as judges of the new
customs court of appeals.
Senator Beveridge today presented
to the senate the report of the commit
tee on territories favoring his bill in
preference to that passed by the house,
for the admission of New Mexico and
Arizona as separate states. The re
port defends the changes made by the
senate committee in vigorous language,
especial emphasis being given to the
refusal of the senate bill to recognize
the present election law of Arizona.
Washington, March 26. Arguments
on behalf of the bill for the relief of
the original settlers on the Siletz In
dian reservation in Oregon were heard
today by the house committee on pub
lic lands. Representative Hawley and
A. W. LafFerty made strong pleas for
Representative Hawley presented to
the committee numerous affidavits of
Siletz settlers, as well as petitions
from the governor of Oregon and other
state offiicals, in support of the pend
Many of the insurgent Republicans
of the house, who last Saturday voted
to retain Speaker Cannon in the chair,
are "hearing from home," according
to reports in circulation about the cap
itol. These advices are said to be not
at all reassuring.
Following closely upon this informa
tion comes statements front several
that war against "Cannonism" is to go
on to the dethronment of Speaker Can
non, the election of his successor and
the complete reformation of the ruled
of tho house. The overthrow of the
speaker nnd taking awny from the
spenkership of nil power to influence
legislation unduly are nimed nt.
Somo of the insurgents discussed
theso subjects freely today.
The senate irrigation committee to
day ordered a favorable report on a
bill authorizing the secretary of the
interior to use his discretion about sus
pending water payments on the gov
ernment irrigation projects when he is
convinced that settlers, through no
fault of their own, have been unable
successfully to produce crops sufficient
to enable them to mako payments.
The bill is designed to meet individ
ual cases where settlers experience
hardship, due largely to bad climatic
Red Citizen Board Made.
Washington, March 30. Qualifica
tions of Indians to assume the rights
of citizenship will bo determined in
the future by bbards'appointed by tho
commissioner of Indian affairs, to bo
known as "competency boards." This
is the result of an experiment initiated
last Bummer by Senator Valontine,
when ho appointed such a compotency
board for the Omaha Indians in Ne
braska. These boards will be appoint
ed for oach reservation. -
WAN.tS" MORE BATTLESHIPS,
I Reprdsontativo Hobson Says Pacific
Coast is Defenseles.
Washington, March 28. "Our na
tional dcfensclcssncss," was tho theme
around which Representative Hobson,
Democrat, Alabama, voiced a prophecy
of disaster in the house late this after
noon. A startlfng array of facts as to
our unprcparedness for war as col
lected by the general staff of the army
was the basis for the appeal of the
hero of the Spanish-American war for
immediate action by congress. He
declared It was imperative that a larg
er navy be authorized at once if the
United States would stave off possible
invasion by a foreign enemy in the fu
ture. "Any European nation of the first
power, said Hobson, "that has an
adequate army and merchant marine
I will take Germany merely as an il
lustration could put 200,000 men
aboard ships in a single expedition.
One-half could land on the coast of
Long Island and the other half on
the coast of New Jersey and inside of
a few weeks they could aeize Washing
ton, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New
York without resistance."
Hobson said he would probably cofTer
an amendment to the naval bill calling
for six battleships.
"We need that many a year," he
said,' ;"to maintain the equilibrium
existing among the nntions."
Referring to conditions on the Pacific
coast, Hobson said :
"It is unfortunate that I cannot re
fer to existing conditions on the Pa
cific coast without these peace dream
ers crying out 'war and jingoism,' but
you can all verify for yourselves, you
who have no knowledge of existing
conditions, that the city of San Francis
co cannot regulate her own schools as
she desires. The legislators of Cali
fornia, Oregon and Washington cannot
today legislate upon segregation of the
"Those legislators were told to drop
that dangerous question. I will tell
you why. We are defenseless on the
Pacific ocean. 6
"The Japanese navy is rated at 490,-
000 tons, and ours at 695,000 tons,
All of our 695,000 tons substantially
is in the Atlantic ocean and has to stay
"Do you think I am talking war? I
am trying to arrange this equilibrium
in the Pacific ocean under which we
could come to mutual concessions and
solve the problem.
"I am trying to take the only way
to prevent war.
SENDS RELIEF TO ESTRADA.
General Gordon Prepares Expedition
and Defies Madriz.
New Orleans, La.,' March 28. The
crisis in the strained relations between
the representatives of the Madriz and
the Estrada factions of the Nicaraguan
government was reached late today,
when General Gordon, who is organiz
ing an Estrada relief expedition, sud
denly apppeared the Madriz consul
ate and entering the room where Luis
Corea, Madriz'B minister to Washing
ton, and other Madriz officials were in
conference, defied them to keep him
from starting his expedition for Cen
It was a dramatic scene. Corea and
General Altschul were seated at a table
when Gordon suddenly entered. He
calmly told this enemies that the report
that he was organizing an army was
"Then you are liable to a $1,000 fine
and three years' imprisonment, accord
ing to American laws," shouted Corea.
"I am ready to sign a statement
that I am raising an army here and
that I have chartered a ship and I defy
you to do anything," was Gordon's re
ply. He then handed each of the Mad
riz officials his card and walked out.
Minister Corea was angered by the
proceeding and said he would endeavor
to have Gordon imprisoned at once.
Local government officials said they
would refuse to take official action un
til orders were received from Washing
ton. Later in the day General Gordon sud
denly wheeled on the two detectives
following him and thrashed them both.
It is believed that part of the relief
expedition will attempt to sail tonight.
Atlantic Fleet to Cruise Mediterranean
Washington, March 28. The secre
tary of the navy announced this after
noon that the whole Atlantic battleship
fleet would, in November, proceed to
European waters. The principal
cruise will be made in the Mediterran
ean. It is intended to divide the fleet
While in the Mediterranean in order
that various ports may be visited. It
is not hinted anywhere that the fleet or
any part of it will go further than the
Eastern Mediterranean. Tho official
statement is that tho fleet will, after
the cruise, go to Guantanamo.
Reduces Pullman Fares.
Washington, Mtirch 28. Pullman
fares from St. Paul to North Pacific
coast cities will bo materially reduced
by an order to be issued by the inter
state commerce commission this week.
The commission has reached this decis
ion in tho case begun by the Shippers'
league, headed by George Loftus, of
Minneapolis. It is understood the
commission will nlso include in its de
cision that the Pullman company must
sell upper berths for less than lower.
Got Mora Pittsburg Grafters
Pittsburg, March 28. Former
Councilman Chnrles Stewart was In
tho awent box for four hours this after
noon. Ho Ib believed to have told
many things that will cnuse new sen
sations Monday when the officials "get
their tinea out"
Pittsburg Ministers Make Ef
fort Arouse Sentiment.
Many Councilmen Expected to Resign
Without Protest Banks aro
Called Upon to Testify.
Pittsburg, March 29. The Lenten
season, which ended Sunday, has been
too short a season of penitence for
Pittsburg, and it will be continued
with promise of even more startling
confessions of graft this week.
In several hundred churches the
feature of the Easter services was the
reading of a circular letter issued by a
civil committee, urging the members
of every congregation to attend a huge
indignation mass meeting to be held
some day this week. Sermons, too,
were designed to arouse public con
demnatlot) of such practices ns have
been revealed. Lessons in civic clean
liness were drawn by many pastors.
It having been pretty thoroughly es
tablished, according to District Attor
ney William A. Blakejey, that at least
$102,500 was used in influencing legis
lation, the source of the money and the
dispensers of it are to be the focus of
the grand jury's attention tomorrow
A considerable portion of the big
bribe fund is charged to certain banks
that sought to get city deposits. They .
succeeded, but it is the desire of the
grand jury, as pronounced in its report
of Friday last, that the bank deposit
ordinance be rescinded, and the banks,
if found guilty, be deprived of the use
of city money. It is known that some
representatives of the banks are to be
called tomorrow to testify.
The six banks that have been named
by the grand jury as having been in
volved in the scandal are the Columbia
National, the German National of
Pittsburg, the Farmers' National De
posit bank, and the Second National,
the German National, of Alleghany,
and the Workingmen's Savings &
The directorate of the .Farmers'
National has announced that it will
comply with the district attorney's
call for information and the Second
National has prepared a certified state
ment which is to be presented to the
grand jury tomorrow. The other
banks have taken no action.
It was still unlearned tonight wheth
er Charles Stewart in his talk with Dis
trict Attorney Blakeley told all he ib
believed to know of the men higher up.
Stewart is an ex-Select councilman,
who was declared by the grund jury in
its presentment Saturday to have been
the man to whom $45,000 of bribe
tainted money was given at the Hotel
Imperial in New York.
ETNA MAY CAUSE TREMBLOR.
Pent-Up Lava Likely to Force Pas
sage, Scientist Believes.
Catania, March 29. While the quan
tity of lava from the craters of Mount
Etna continues to decrease, the intern
al activity of the volcano was stronger
today than yesterday. Frank A. Per
ret, the American authority, believes
that the decrease in the flow of lava is
due to obstructions in the new craters,
which prevent its flowing freely, and
that in a few days, the molten mass
will either force a passage or an earth
quake will result. Mr. Perret went to
day from Nicolosi to the Alpine club
refuge, which is situated near the cra
ters, and later telegraphed down as
follows: "The activity of Etna today
is stronger, but the lava is slower.
Terrific explosions in the interior of
the mountain continue."
Wrecks Used for Fuel.
Spokane, March 29. Aside from
photographers, who reaped a harvest
from sales of pictures of the snow
slides at Mnce nnd Burke, Idaho, a
month ago, the only persons who will
benefit from the disasters are the res
idents of the canyon towns, who are ob
taining their next winters' supply of
fuel from the timbers, many of them
of immense size, broughtdown by the
avalanches. Thousands of big trees
and logs are being tnken from the
drifts nnd sawed into convenient
lengths for hauling.
Gun Explodes; Eight Die?
Manila, March 29. A report reach
ed here today that a gun on the United
States cruiser Charleston exploded dur
ing target practice, killing or wound
ing eight men. The Charleston is re
turning to Manila from Olongapo. No
details of tho reported accident have
been received here. The Charleston
is the flagship of Rear Admiral John
Hubbard, commander in chiof of tho
Asiatic fleet. Her commanding officer
is Commander John H. Gibbons.
Ten Fight With Knives.
Walla Walla, March 29. As tho re
sult of a battle with knives between'
four Italians and six Japanese early
this morning two Italians were ser
iously wounded. Antonio Ponti, ono
of the participants, may die from his
wounds. Two Japanese were arrested.
The fight arose over the possession of
a bicycle. .