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NEWS OF THE WEEK
Condensed Form for
A ftacuma of the' Lass Important I
Nat Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Japanese o raisers
headed for Singapore
have been seen
The Japanese have complete plans of
the -Vladivostok fortifications. '
Commissioner Garfield has started
his investigation into the doings oi tne
Standard Oil in Kansas.
A Little Rock, Ark., lodge of
Knights of Pythias accidentally killed
a man who was being initiiated.
The third trial of Nan Patterson for
the murder of Caesar Young has been
postponed a week in order to get new
witnesss. y '
boys placed a quan-
titv of explosive behind a picture of
the czar, blowing it into fragments and
injuring four pupils. .
The Russian fleet can't- get into Sai
gon and may seize a Dutch island.
The Dutch East Indies -squadron has
gone north to preserve neutrality.
The teamsters strike in Chicago is
the cause of many riots. Streets are
barricaded and serious conflicts have
occurred between police and strikers.
The controller of the treasury has
issued a decision in which he condemns
the Interior department for accepting
railroad rebates on irrigation material,
in violation of the very law the govern
- ment is trying to enforce.
Senator Piatt is much improved in
The battleship Minnesota has been
Hundreds of persons were killed by
the collapse of a reservoir at Madrid,
mm t i 1 1 1 I
ine Japanese government nas oraerea
500,000 gunstocks from a Cedar Rapids,
Eight men were killed at Allisonia,
"Virginia, by the premature explosion of
a charge of powder
The St. Petersburg war office claims
that the Bartc fleet has eluded Togo s
ships and will reach Vladivostok in
Exeriments at Illinois insane asy
lums show that women are more capa
ble of handling the patients tnan men
The government is after the Klamath
Irrigation company, in Southern Ore
gon, for diverting water from the Kla
math river without permission of con
The Federal grand jury at . Portland
has finished its work and has been dis
missed. Seven more indictments were
returned. State Senator Booth and his
brother are among those implicated in
the latest disclosures of land frauds.
Three hundred American marines
have been sent to Santo Domingo,
Two prominent Mexican scientists
' declare that the tapeworm will kill
Reports from the interior of India
snow that hundreds of . soldiers were
killed by the recent earthquake.
The fight against the Standard Oil
company has been carried into North
Dakota by the independent dealers,
fans is in a ferment over tne sup
posed plot against the French republic,
' More prominent men have been arrest
: Oregon has secured perfect title for
( The Dalls-Celilo canal and the work
will soon be taken up by the govern
All Chicago teamsters are out and
the strike threatens to spread to other
branches. Trouble between the Gar-
mentmakers' union and Montgomery,
Ward & Co. was the start of the strike
The annual parade of the Horse
Guards, always heretofore one of the
most spectacular military ceremonies of
the year in Russia, was chiefly notable
this year by the absence of the czar,
who was afraid to show himself
Chairman Shonts of the Panama
canal commission, says the work will
be done on btrainesa principles and
without any politics
teamsters is on.
strike of Chicago
The Japanese main army is advanc
ing to envelop the Russian flanks.
Four persons were killed in a New
York tenemnnt house by escaping gas.
Russian peasant mobs are burning
and looting estates in the Baltic pro
A Chinaffo A TTorthwABm tr; ha
Kaat. rixmr. fm nii tj
Iowa., a distance of 202 miles, in i go
A voluntary increase of 10 per cent!
in wages has been given employes of I
tne Interstate oteel works at Quaren-
tum, la. . 1
Fire caused a panic among the guests
of the Rienzl hotel, at Buffalo. N. Y..
and many jumped from second storr
-windows. ixss, f4U,uuu.
NO HOPE OFTARFF -REVISION.
Hansbrough Says I Next. Session Will
"Be Devoted to Rate Question.' ;
Washington, -April 11. Senator
Hansbrough, of North Dakota, a strong
advocate of a readjustment of the tariff, j
believes that the chance of .tariff revis
ion has passed and that nothing -will be
done in the immedate future looking to
j the readjustment of the Dingley rates
I to meet changing conditions. While
Mr. Hansbrough is a strong protection
ist, be believes the existing tariff
should be readjusted, but he has come
to the conclusion that the stand-patters
have convinced the president that no
revision is necessary.
He thinks the postponement of the
extra session until October 15 put an
end to all chance of tariff revision. It
is his opinion, and the view .is shared
by many other men in Washington,
that a session called to meet October 15
for the purpose of passing a railroad
rate bill will not find opportunity to
consider another such weighty topic as
the tariff. He declares that cpngrees
will consume the time from October 15
to December 1 in organizing commit
tees and getting ready for actual work.
He furthermore believes that the two
or three weeks preceding the holiday
recess will be wasted on some pretext
or other, and that congress will not get
down to .business before the second
week in January. In his opinion it
will be easv enoueh to drasr out the dis-
cussionof the railroad rate bill through
the entire long session, leaving no time
for a consideration of a tariff bill. This
being the situation, as he sees it, Mr.
Hansbrough has abandoned all hope of
having the tariff revised.
PUT NO TRUST IN MINES
Fortification Experts Favor Subma
rines for Coast Defense.
Newport, R. I., April 11. The third
committee of the fortification board, of
which Admiral Charles N. Thomas, U.
S. N., is chairman, is devoting special
attention to the dangers incident to the
use of submarine mines, and it is
learned that emphasis will be placed on
the advantage of substituting submar
ine boats for mines for harbor defense.
Discussing this subject, a member of
the committee said today:
"Mines cannot be relied on in times
of war. Trials given submarines in
JNarragansett bay resulted unsuccess
fully, due chiefly to tht strong currents
Tirhinh RwMin trhnnah the, harhnr and
" f e
entranc(fS to the bay and make these
defenss extremely dangerous. This is
one of the important subjects that the
fortification board has already taken np
and will thoroughly examine during
the inspection of fortifications and the
land and floating defenses.
"The established fact that a number
of the Russian warships were blown up
by their own submarine mines, and the
present practice in England of dis
carding submarine mine defenses to a
great extent in harbors where there are
wide channels to defend and where the
tides are strong, and placing there sub
marine boats, has added to tne senti
ment in favor of replacing mines with
JAPANESE EQUALLY CONFIDENT
Believe Russian Fleet Has Secret Base
in Pacific Ocean.
Tokio, April 11. Vice Admiral Ro-
jestvensky's second Pacicfl squadron
hasV not been reported since it passed
Singapore.. Its whereabouts and the
plans of Rojestvensky are subjects of
the keenest speculation.
It is quite generally assumed that
Rojestvensky does not desire an imme
diate battle and that he will attempt
to reach Vladivostok, where there are
docks and shops, or seize a base. The
latter course is deemed unsatisfactory
on account of poor facilities and the
danger of political complications.
Many believe that the Russian naval
commander has a second rendezvous in
the Pacific ocean, and that he will
speedily quit the China sea and go
eastward of the Philippines. If Vladi
vostok is his objective, the Pacific is
considered to be more favorable for the
accomplishment of his ' purpose, al
though it largely depends on Rojest
The Japanese newspapers and public
express relief and pleasure over the ap
proach of the Russian squadron, and
confidence that Togo will win.
Put Togo Between Two Fires.
St. Petersburg, April 11. There is
reason to believe that Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky's entrance into the China
sea has been followed by orders for the
cruisers which have been ready for
some time at Vladivostok to put to sea
Their appearance outside the roadsted
of Vladivostok will constitute a poten
tial threat against Admiral Togo's rear
which will compel the retention in
dispatch of a number of fighting ships
to Japanese waters. Thus Admiral
Togo seems to be actually placed be
tween two fires.
New Mexican Steamer Lines,
Mexico City, April 11. Considerable
progress has been made toward the in
auguration of a steamship line between
Mexcian gulf ports and Canada and it
is probable that steamers of the new
line will begin their trips next month
The question has arisen as to whether
steamers snail can at uunan pons,
"i imenuea ana aixerwara Changed
The government objects to making stops
at Cuban ports, but it is
hoped to se-
cure its consent to this.
. Designs for Mexico's New Coins.
Mexico City, April 11. President
Diaz has issued a decree regulating .the.
desiens for tne new coins of the re
public. Provision is made for the new
cold coins of slO and 5 each, and for
new Bilver dollars differintt but Bliirhtlv
I from the present coins.
i OREGON STATE ITEMS Or INTEREST
CANAL DEED IS CLEAR NOW
No Further Obstacles to Construc
' tion of Cut by Government.
Salem The Celilo canal commission,
composed of the governor, secretary of
state and state treasurer, has signed the
deed conveying to the United . States
the rieht of way for the construction of
a government canal between The DaUes
At the request of the government
officials, the state has several times
made corrections in conveyances in
order to remove defects from the chain
of title, and now the commission feels
confident that the title is perfect and
that there is nothing, so far as the
right of way is concerned, to prevent
the eovernment from proceeding with
the construction of the canal.'
The canal right of way cost the state
The Portage Railway commission,
which is composed of these same offi
cers, held a meeting and received - the
I report of the engineer in charge of the
work on the portage road. The report
shows satisfactory progress, though it
stated that a "walking delegate" ap
peared on the scene last week and in
duced the workmen on the piledrivers
to strike for a nine-hour day at the
same pay received for a ten-hour day
As a consequence tne bridgeworfc was
The greater part of the grading and
bridgework has been completed, and
one and three-quarters miles of track
have been laid. Four cars of steel rails
have been received and the track-laying
will proceed rabidly. To all appear
ances, the road will be completed by
the appointed time, May 15. There
are now at work 29 teams and 136 men
. Reseeding Done in Wasco. ,
The Dalles Farmers whose crops
were damaged by the severe weather of
February have about finished reseeding,
and the new-sown grain is coming up
nicely. It is estimated that about ten
per cent of the fall-sown grain in the
county froze out, and had to be reseed-
ed. This has been a heavy expense on
those whose grain was frozen, and as
spring sowing never yields as good
props as fall sowing, unless the season
is uneuually favorable, the wheat crop
this year will be somewhat shorter
than that of 1904, although, so far, the
weather has been most favorable, and
crops are making an excellent growth.
The season is at least a month earlier
than last year, which will enable the
gardeners and orchardists to market
their crops early, and thereby get the
advantages of high prices that always
prevail early in the season.
Assessment Soon to Begin,
Pendleton The deputies appointed
by Assessor Strain to take . the assess
ments and the state census will com
mence their -work immediately, Tne
work will be continued, but the values
of the property will not be placed by
Mr. Strain until, late in the season,
when he learns what stand the
of counties having railroads will
take regarding values. Mr. Strain is
in favor of placing the values of all
property at their true worth. Umatilla
county would thus show a property
statement of nearly $30,000,000.
Oregon Fruit Crop is Assured.
Weston The snow on the foothills
has been a boon to the fruit and straw
berries on the Weston and Basket
mountains, near here having kept the
blooms from maturing and being caught
by the nightly froste. With the con
tinuance of the cool weather until the
proper time for the trees to bloom the
fruit and berry crop is assured. Wheat
in t.hA WMmn rliRt.iipt vpnpra hr in in
good condition, and will probably yield
well if the weather continues good.
Halsey Ships Lots of Eggs.
Halsey During March the three
mercantile houses of Halsey exported
10,590 dozen of eggs. These eggs were
all secured from farmers of the country
adjacent to this city. The farmers re
ceived an average of 17 cents per dozen
for the eggs, making a total of $1,800
distributed among the farmers of this
vicinity in exchange for eggs in one
month. This is a record which cannot
be equaled by any farming district of
the same size in the state.
Clear-Track for Grand Jury.
Salem Judge Burnett has dismissed
all trial jurors until May 22, the evi
dent purpose being to give the grand
mrv time to complete its work of in
vestigating the land fraud cases. The
grand jury has thus far given most of
its time to the investigation of numer
ous local cases and to the men who are
supposed to have provided the rifles
which ' Tracey and Merrill used in
effecting their escape from the state
prison in 1902.
Exhibit Independence Fruit.
Independence At a meeting of the
Lewis and Clark club the ladies decided
to place an order with a Portland firm
for 150 dozen of one-half pint jars.
They will fill : the jars with various
kinds of fruit, which will bear the
label of the Independence Lewis and
Clark club. They will be given away
to Eastern visitors to Oregon this sum
; Polk Pioneers to Meet June 10.
' Dallas The executive committee of
the Polk County Pioneer association
met in Dallas and set June 10 for the
annual reunion of the pioneers of- Polk
county, the meeting to be in Dallas.
J. D. Smith, of Dallas, was elected sec
retary to fill the vacancy caused by the
deathe of J. W. Lewis.
SPEND SI 5,000 ON ITS ROADS
Marion County Plans for Better High
ways with Farmers' Aid.
Salem "The people of Marion coun
ty will contribute $10,000, $15,000 or
perhaps as much as $20,000 in -labor
for the improvement of the public roads
this summer, said . County Judge
Scott, as be finished preparing a num
ber of blank agreements for use in road
districts where the property owners are
circulating subscription papers.
The county court has decided to
spend its surplus road funds in those
districts where the people contribute
work, and it is very evident that this
year will see more progress m road
building than in any previous year in
the history of Marion county. Our plan
is to use what money is necessary in
the building of bridges, and in the re
pair of roads in a few places where
county Work is of immediate necessity,
and the balance of the fund will be di
vided among the districts. We do not
know yet what rate of distribution will
be adopted, but the amount distributed
will be enough to encourage the enter
prise of the people in road building by
In the immediate vicinity of Salem
work to the amount of at least $7,000
will be done, and it will probably much
exceed this amount. The business
men of Salem have sibscribed $2,000,
and the county court $800 more, and
to this the farmers will add $4 200 or
more in contributed work. In nearly
every part of the county agreements
are in circulation for the purpose of as
certaining what donated work can be
secured. The initiative has been taken
by the farmers, and the county court is
giving whatever help and encourage
ment it can to the movement.
Mount Hood Road Rates.
Oregon City The Clackamas county
court has fixed the - charges that shall
be made over the Mount Hood toll
road. In arranging .the schedule of
charges, provision is made for automo
biles, for which a charge of $2 each
will be made. In addition to automo
biles the schedule includes the follow
ing items: Four wheeled vehicle,
drawn by one span or yoke, $2, with 40
cents for each additional yoke ; vehicle
drawn by one horse, $1.25; saddle
horse, -75 cents ; pack horse, 40 cents;
horse or mule, loose, 15 cents; cattle,
losse, 10 cents per head; sheep, goats
and hogs, 2 cents.
- Lumbering Picking Up.
Sumpter The lumbering business in
this section is picking up. The Ore
gon Lumber company has started its
logging camps up along the line of the
Whitney and Tipton 'branch of the
Sumpter Valley railway, and all are
running full blast. Service's saw
mill, located on Deer creek, six miles
below Sumpter, has started sawing on
2.000,000 feet of logs. This mill is ex
pected to run five months on present
orders. The Sumpter Lumber com
pany is operating its planing mills, but
has not yet made arrangements for cut
ting its logs at the mill south of town
. Wasco County, Fair. Plans
The Dalles That Wasco county
shall be Well represented at the Lewis
and Clark is the determination of the
county court. At the session just
closed ex-County Assessor C. L,
Schmidt was employed to arrange and
take charge of the county's agricultur
al, horticultural and timber exhibit at
the fair. Mr. Schmidt intends to can
vass the entire county and induce' pro
ducers to select their best specimens of
fruits, vegetables, grains and grasses
Before the fair opens he will collect
and arrange the exhibit
Blue- River Exhibit Ready. -
Eugene The exhibit of ores from
the Blue river mines for the Oregon
display at the. Lewis and Clark ex
position, will be shipped from the
mines to Eugene at once, and trans
ported immediately to Portland
With what has already been shipped
from there, the exhibit of the Blue
river mines will amount to a carload
D. H. Weyant, who is the, official ore
collector for the state mining exhibit.
has been here to see to the ship
ping of Blue river exhibit.
Lorane Fair May Be Revived.
Cottage Grove The farmers in the
Siuslaw country, near Lorane, are con
sidering the" advisability of reviving
the fall fair, which they were accus
tomed to hold until 1903. With in
creased population this fair would un
doubtedly be a success now, if managed
properly. The Lorane district is
good farming settlement, 10 miles west
of here, and the farmers find ready
help from the people of this town in
anything they undertake.
Wheat; Club, 87c per bushel ; blue-
stem, 95c; valley, 88c.
Oats No. 1 white, $2829 per ton
gray, $2728 per ton.
Hay Timothy. $1416 per ton
clover, $1112; grain, .$11 12; cheat.
Eggs Oregon ranch, I7$c per
Butter Fancy creamery, 22 K 24c
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 90c$l
common, 7585. -
Apples Fancy, $1.752.50 per box
Hops Choice 1905, 23)25c per
Wool Valley, 20c per pound; East
ern Oregon, 1518c per pound; mo
hair, choice, 3132c per pound. -
WEST TO DIG CANAL.
Chairman Shonts Says It Will Furnish
, the Right Men.
Chicago, April 10. Western men
are to have a long leeway allowance in
the selection of capable engineers and
contractors for the work of the Panama
trial. Not that there is goinc to be a
sectional discrimination in selecting
the subordinates who serve under the
new canal commission, but, as Chair
man T. P. Shonts said today:
"We wish to employ the men who
have practical knowledge of direct con
struction work, who can do the best and
most effective work for the government
in the shortest reasonable time and for
the best legitimate price and I love
"I had intended to make certain ap
pointments before my departure for the
East, but for purely business reasons I
have decided to hold them off. I leave
for New York tomorrow, and from there
go to Washington, to be with the com
mission until such time in the near fu
ture as I can leave for Panama.
"In selecting superintendents, fore
men, engineers and the other skilled
labor to be employed on the canal, we
will dig up the man that can think,
act and do honestly in the best way for
the best interests of the United States
government. We want the practical
man who has had construction experi
ence. And Western men in railway
work have had this."
DEAD BY THOUSANDS.
Whole Towns Destroyed by Recent
Calcutta, April 10. Telegraphic
communication with Dharmsala has
been restored. The latest accounts
show that the earthquake was even
more disastrous than at first believed
Of a total population of nearly 5,000 in
the town of Kangra, it is believed that
only 500 are left alive. Many of these
have fled. . ,
Of the police only a deputy inspector
and four sergeants are alive. Many
people are still imprisoned in the rums
Dharmsala, Kangra, Palanpur, Dha-
wan and all of the neighboring villages
were completely wrecked.. Scarcely a
building remains standing. Not much
damage was done at Haripur, Deragopi-
pur, Nadaum or Hamirpui .
Suyanpnr, having a population of
about 6,000 souls, is reported to be in
The shocks still continue. There is
no news from Kulu valley. According
to native rumors, a great amount of
damage has been done. An official dis
patch from Dharmsala says the place is
scene of desolation. Owing to the
scarcity of labor, great difficulty is ex
perienced in excavating the ruins, but
the Goorkhas are doing excellent work
CAVALRY IS RAIDING.
Russian Bands Roam Around Enemy's
Flanks and Rear,
Harbin, April 10. Detachments of
Russian cavalry are actively reconnoi
tering the Japanese flanks and even the
rear. One detachment of them has
even penetrated to Erdakilzie, where
it was brought to a stop by Japanese
entrenchments. Before retiring, how
ever, it is said they succeeded in cut
ting the railroad and burning the depot
and stores. -
The detachment brought back news
that a fortnight ago a mixed Japanese
division of 10,000 men with artillery
left the Japanese rear and disappeared
into Mongolia and was followed a few
days ago by another detachment of 5,
000 men. These troops are expected to
appear in the region of Bodum, which.
unfortunately, is connected with the
base by only poor roads. Kirm is m
the same plight, and the loss of the
narrow gauge rolling stock abandoned
at Mukden is especially felt.
Chinese report that the Japanese are
energetically transporting siege guns
A heavy snow fell again Friday, but
it is melting and swelling the rivers.
As an indication of the poplarity of
the old veteran, General Linievitch, he
is receiving hundreds of telegrams of
congratulation on his appointment
commander in chief.
Extradition Treaty with Panama,
Panama, April 10. Ratifications of
the extradition treaty between the
United States and Panama signed here
May 25, .1904, were exchanged today
This treaty was one of the first conven
tions between the two countries and
was prepared in some haste to meet
conditions on the isthmus growing out
of the influx there from the United
States of a number of adventurers at
tracted by the prospects of active opera
tions on the canal. This convention is
in the latest form, and covers crimes of
a serious character. - ,
Colton Will Work for Morales.
Washington, April 10. Colonel G
a. Uolton, who is to be supervising
collector of the Dominican revenues
was at the. War department today pre
vious to his departure to Santo Do
mingo. He received final instructions
from Secretary Taft regarding his doty
He was especially .instructed that in
all he was doing or shculd do in Santo
Domingo he was .'not the agent of the
United States, but the agent of Presi
dent Morales. "
Health Good on Canal Zone.
Washington, April 10. The report
of Colonel Gorgas, chief sanitary officer
in the Panama canal zone, for the
month of February, as to the health
conditions existing among the canal
employes, shows only 1 .95 per cent of
sickness, which is regarded as highly
FOUND IN' TRUNKS
Federal Grand Jury Has Secrets
of Beef Trust.
BOOKS GARFIELD DID NOT FIND
Chicago Inquisitors Dive Into Eight
Trunks Containing Story of
' Chicago, April 11. The contents of
eight myesterious trunks, unearthed by
government secret service men in the
vaults of the National Safe - Deposit
company, occupied the attention today
of the Federal grand jury which is in
vestigating the affairs of the beef trust.
A subpoena duces tecum for Daniel
Peckham, secretary of the safe deposit
company, was issued by Judge Land is
to force the company to produce the
trunks in the jury room. - The trunks
were taken to the office of District At
torney Morrision, ' where, it is said,
they were opened and their contents
What the trunks contained and what
connection they have wiih the case is
not known, as the government officials
refuse to discuss the matter, declining- '
to either deny or confirm the explana
tion current that the trunks might be- "
long to-the packers.
District Attorney Morrision institut
ed the action by which the tiutiks were
seized after a witness, whose identity is
carefully guarded, had startled the
grand jurors with revelations as to the
former business methods of the pack
ers. He is said to have testified that a
double system of bookkeeping had been
m ployed by certain packing firms, one
set of books showing the secret relations
of the alleged combine and being ac
cessible only to trusted employes, and
the other set showing figures to which
the packers invited the attention- of the
government experts who investigated
for Commissioner Garfield.
While Mr. Peckham declined to dis
close the identity of the person or per
sons who stored the trunks with his
company, he admitted that this was
done on March 23, three days after the
grand jury began its investigations.
Suspicions have been entertained for
a long time by the Federal officials con
nected with the investigation that the
readiness with which the packing firms
welcomed an examination of their
books by the government experts was
not altogether genuine. The work of
the secret service operators produced
results, it is said, which tended -to
strengthen these suspicons, and when a
witness who testified more than a week
ago let drop the hint that Commission
er Garfield's experts had not seen alt .
the books of the packers, he was called
upon to explain.
NO EIGHT-HOUR LAW ON CANAL
European Nations Will Appoint En
gineers to Advise Commission.
Washington, April 11. Chief En
gineer Wallace, of the Isthmian canal
commission,, had an interview with
Secretary Taft today, in which the con
ditions on the canal were discussed.
Afterwards Mr. Wallace met those
members of the commission who are in
the city. As to the right of the com
mission to employ labor for more than
eight hours per day, there is a belief
that the eight-hour law does not apply-
to the canal zone.
Chief Engineer Wallace says that it
would very seriously impede work to
have the eight-hour law in effect dur
ing the construction of the canal. It
would be impossible to make uniform
hours for all labor, because some labor
must be employed 12 hours, while 10'
hours is the rule for most of the work
ingmen. The session of the canal commission
today was devoted to an explanation of
existing conditions on the isthmus, en
gineering and otherwise, by Chief En
gineer Wallace, who attended the meet
ing as a commissioner for the first time.
Chairman Shonts is expected, to be
present at the meeting tomorrow.
American Squadron is Out.
Manila, April 11. The American
vice consul at Singapore reports that a.
Russian fleet consisting of six battle
ships, six cruisers, six converted cruis-f-ers,
eight torpedo boat destroyers, one
hospital-ship, one repair ship and 16
colliers, have passed Singapore, headed
this way The American cruiser Ral
eigh, the torpedo boat destroyers Barry
and Chauncey and the supply ship.
General Alvarado, have been dispatch
ed to patrol the west coast of Palawan:
island to enforce neutrality. Three
other destroyers are preparing to sail.
Can't Convict for Deporting Miners.
Cripple Creek, Col., April 11. Dis
trict Attorney Clarence Hamlin today
nolled the cases' of the people against
Nelson Franklin and 46 other promin- .
ent citizens of Cripple Creek district
who were charged with the deportation,
of certain persons August 20 last and
prior to that time, and with looting
nnion stores. Mr. Hamlin said they
cases had already caused an expense of
nearly $5,000 and in his opinion there
was small chance of convicting.
Brands Officers as Cowards.
Gunshu Pass, April 11 General
Linievitch has pilloried a number of
officers who displayed cowardice during
the battle of Mukden, publicly disgrac
ing them by posting their names at all
the division headquarters, while some
of them were ignominiouBly drummedS
out of camp. '