Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, May 19, 1905, Image 2

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Busy Readers.
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Strikes are breaking out in many
Russian cities.
The iudge who tried Nan Patterson
says she is guilty.
The Russian fleet is said to be an
chored south of, Hong Kong.
Loomia and Bowen each have stated
his side of the controversy to the presi-dent.
Japan is growing more angry with
France and may involve her and Brit
ain in war.
A fire in the heart of Vienna caused
an explosion of celluloid which injured
twtvmn 35 and 40 policemen, firemen
nd passers-by.
TThe Federal grand bujry, sitting in
nhiraum. has secured all the innermost
-wnrVinmtof the beef trust from the
, trunks seized a short time ago.
Government officials say there are al
ready too many mints and the hopes of
the Northwestern cities for mints or
assay offices are not likely to be real
ized. ' .
Statistics show that there has never
been a president who'did not take sev-
eral vacations during his term of office.
Washington was absent from the cap
ital 181 days.
Recent arrests in Chicago have re-
voaled the fact that hired sluggers are
being employed by the Chicago unions
engaged in the strike. A regular scale
of prices exists.
The Chicago strike will be continued
and extended.
Strikers are again breaking out in
many Russian cities.
' France is becoming alarmed lest Ja
pan attack Indo-China.
The Japanese have pushed back the
Russian left m Manchuria.
Secretary Morton says he has no in
tention of resigning 'rom the cabinet at
The beef trust officials will appeal to
Roosevelt against the prosecution's
methods. - '
Tornadoes have struck several towns
in Kansas and Texas. All were sniall
and not much damage was'done.
All charges against Colorado miners
for participation in the Victor riot in
June, 1904, have been dropped and the
men released.
" The president will not appoint a suc
cessor to the late Judge Bellinger for
some time. This being a life position,
he wants to be sure he has the right
man when he is named.
The president has removed W. F
Matthews: United States marshal for
Orgon, and appointed C.J. Reed
This action was taken at the request of
District Attorney Heney, who was able
to show that Matthews is too friendly
with accused land fraud men.
Seven miners were killed in an ex
plosion at Butte, caused by careless
handling of dynamite.
The Chicago grand jury investigating
the beef trust has secured Armor's se
cret code used in making rebates.
The financial loss at Snyder, Okla
homa, will reach $500,000. . Several
more injured persons have been found.
Togo's fleet has been seen off the
Pescadores islands, and it is. believed a
battle will occur near Hong Kong soon,
as the Russians must fight before June
qr be caught by the typhoons.
The president has established a for
est reserve m Wallowa county embrac
ing about 300,000 acres of. land,, and
will create several more in Oregon
Altogether nearly 10,000,000 acres will
be placed in reserve. .
Nan Patterson has been released from
jail. It is not probable that she will
be called upon to face another jury, as
District Attorney Jerome believes his
' assistants have done their best and
further efforts would be useless.
The - Chicago Teamowners' associa
tion say they have the strikers beaten
American employes in the Panama
canal zone are leaving as fast as pos
sible on account of yellow fever, and
charge the officials with taking no steps
toward protection of health.
France accuses Japan 'of bluffing on
the neutrality question.
The Union Pacific is building six gas
oline motor cars at the Omaha shops.
The Japanese have made the first
move towards a new flank attack.
An earthquake throughout central
and southern Mexico damaged many
During tne next iz years Italy ex
pects to spend $27,000,000 for new war
vessels. ; ;
Judge Bellinger is growing weaker
and his physicians hold out little hope
ot nis recovery.
rue juamatn uanai company in
Southern Oregon has offered to sell
out at a reduced price. -'-
High Words of Praise .for' Condition
r of Chinese Government. v
San Francisco, May 16. E. H. Con
ger, ex-American minister to China,
who was recently appointed ambassador
to Mexico, arrived today on the steam
er Siberia, from the Orient. Mrs.
Conger accompanied him. It is Mr.
Conger's intention to proceed almost
immediately to the City of Mexico, un
less he receives orders to the contrary
Mr. Conger said that diplomatic mat
ters in China are in a satisfactory con
dition. - To a question as to China's
neutrality in the Russo-Japanese war,
he said:
China has always been disposed to
maintain the strictest neutrality be
tween the warring nations, and, al
though there has been considerable
criticism from both Japanese and Rus
sian sources, I believe that the Chinese
government has never shown partiality
one way or the other, but has always
adhered strictly to the requirements
of the international law. . ,
Mr. Conger was asked concerning the
periodic rumors of Boxer uprisings and
' There is absolutely no truth m such
reports. There is no danger of another
Boxer outbreak. Of course, there are
occasional troubles in the interior, -but
they arise from' purely local causes
which have no bearing on the presence
of foreigners. There is no organized
movement in China against foreign peo
ple. There never has been a time in
the history of the country when the
government was more ready or better
prepared to put down any incipient
organized effort that might be directed
against resident foreigners."
Supplies for Panama Canal To Be
Bought In Open Market
Vice President Coming to Portland as
s u Representative of President.
Washington', May 15. Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks intended to leave for inrtnp r. R. Rpiilnnpr snrr.nmhs
mgut to spena
Great Outcry Expected if Purchases
Are Not Limited to Amer- -ican
to Inroads ol Malady.
Hearing of Cases Occupied All His
Time Since Last November
Mitchell Case the Climax.
American Troops Slay 300 Members
of Outlaw Band.
Manila, May 16. Fierce fighting
has been going on the last few weeks
on the island of Jolo, between the out
law chief Pala, with 600 well armed
followers, and troops - under the per
sonal command of Major General Leon
ard Wood. Pala's losses thus far are
300 killed,-while those . of General
Wood are seven killed and 19 wounded
Pala and his remaining followers, in
accordance with Moro tradition, prefer
death to capture.
Pala was a noted slave trader and
warrior when tne Americans occupied
the islands. Later he escaped with his
followers to the island of Pala Sekar,
near Borneo. One of Pala's leaders de
serted and took refuge on the British
settlement at Lahad. Pala, discover
ing his whereabouts, landed with a fol
lowing and demanded of the British
magistrate that he turn the deserter
over to him. The demand was not
complied with, and Pala ordered a
massacre. Twenty-five persons, includ
ing several British, were killed.
Commission Extends Time Ten Days
Upon Request, i
San Francisco, May 16. The efforts
made by the commercial bodies of San
Francisco to have the time extended
for Pacific coast people for making
bid to fill contracts for supplies of lum
ber for the Isthmian canal commission
to be delivered at the Isthmus of Pana
ma have been successful. Altogether
26,000,000 feet of lumber are needed
immediately by the canal commission
for use in the great works to be under
taken. ,
Recently . the personnel of the com
mission was changed and the offices at
Washington, D. C, were also removed
from one place to another. . In the
confusion that resulted the coast cities
failed to get blank proposals early
enough to compete for the lumber or
ders, which alone amount to more than
$300,000 at a conservative estimate. A
dispatch was received - by Secretary
Burks, of the . chamber of commerce,
from Washington, which said:
"Referring to poster, circulars invit
ing bids for yellow pine and Douglas
fir, to be opened on the 16th and 19th,
inform bidders on Pacific coast that
opening of May lbth postponed until
Washington, May 16. The executive
committee of the Isthmian Canal com
mission today decided to purchase in
the markets of the world material and
ships necessary for the building of the
Panama canal.
This important decision was reached
with some reluctance, because it was
appreciated by Secretary Taft and the
executive committee that there would
be surely a great outcry from two great
interests in this country, the producers
of material and the shipowners, if the
purchases were not limited to the
American products.
But it was decided that the money
consideration Was so great that it could
not be ignored, for it was held that in
some cases fully 60 per cent more
would be charged for material needed
in canal construction than the same
goods could be procured for in Europe.
Chief Engineer Wallace, for in
stance, showed that two ships, in ad
dition to the ones running between
New York and Colon and owned by the
Panama Railway company, were abso
lutely necessary to carry the food sup
ply and material needed for the work.
No American ship could be bought at
any reasonable price,' and "when" it came
to building ships, it was found, accord
ing to Mr. Taft's statement, that, while
he can buy two 2.600-ton ships in En-'
rope for $750,000, it would cost $1,
400,000 to build such ships here. And,
in addition, while the -European ships
could be had at . once, it would take at
least 18 months to secure American
boats. '
As to material needed for canal con
struction, the committee decided that
by reserving to itself the right to pur
chase in the world's markets, it would
at least oblige American manufacturers
to give them tie benefit of their foreign
Prices if they wish to sell goods to the
Mr. Taft explained today that he felt
obliged to indorse this decision, be
cause, having given congress every op
portunity to give a contrary decision.
he felt that the very terms of the canal
act provided that it should be con
structed at the lowest possible cost.
President Roosevelt entertained at
luncheon today Mr. Taft and Messrs
8hont8, Wallace and Magoon .-constitut
ing the executive committee. He em
braced the opportunity thus afforded to
have a general talk with the members
of the committee about canal matters
before they sailed for Panama. The
committee went to New York tonight
to attend tomorrow's meeting of the
directors of the Panama Railroad com
pany and will sail . immediately there
after for the isthmus of Panama.
his Indiana home last night to
the next two months with his family,
but he received word that the president
wanted to see him, and called at the
White house at 11:30 today. The HITF Til TUF 1 AMI FRallTI TaWS
president 101a mm oi nis deep interest
in the Lewis and Clark- exposition and
his regret that he himself could not
attend the opening of it. He said,
however,, that the administration
should be represented, and to his mind
nothing would be more appropriate
than that the second official of the
tion should represent the president on
that occasion. Mr. Fairbanks prompt
ly leu in wren tne president's sugges
tion, and expressed nis thorough will
ingness lo go to fortiano, and nas now
changed his plans so as to reach Port
land the last week in May. He and
Mrs. Fairbanks will be present and
participate in the opening ceremonies.
me vice presiaent win make tne prin-
ipal speecn of tne occasion
Being unable to get to Portland-either
at the opening of the exposition or later
in tne summer, tne president has ac
cepted the invitation extended to him
by President Goode to press the button
which will be the signal for the formal
opening of the exposition, at 1 o'clock
on the afternoon of June 1 that is, 1
o'clock Portland time, 4 o'clock Wash
mgton time. A special through tele
graph wire will be run from the East
room of the White house into the ex
position grounds at Portland. At the
Washington end will be the same gold
key which President Roosevelt used to
open the St. Louis exposition last year,
and which former presidents used to
open the CLicago, Buffalo and other
expositions of times past.
Investigation To Go Further.
Chicago, May 16. Following the
present investigation of the packing in
dustries by the Federal grand juries
according to the Chicago Chronicle,
steps will be taken by the Federal au
thorities to make an investigation of
the drug and steel industries, with
view of determining whether or not the
larger firms controlling the bulk of
these industries are not violating the
anti-trust ' laws. The Secret service
it is said, are now at work secur
ing eviden e to be used
with the two industries.
in connection
Porto Rican Strike Ends.
Washington, May 16. The strike of
the 14,000 agricultural laborers in
Porto Rico has 'ended, according to
cablegram received today by President
Gompers, from Santiago Iglesias, ' the
organizer of the federation. The cable
gram reads: "Strike ended satisfactor
ily. ' A recent mail report was receiv
ed by Mr. Iglesias that 800 of the 14,
000 who went on strike four weeks ago
had secured 30 per cent increase in
wages and a nine-hour day.
Route of Irrigation Committees. -Washington,
May 16. June 1 a con
gressional party, formed of members of
both irrigation committees of congress
and others, will leave Kansas City on
a personal trip of inspection of irriga
tion construction at El Paso, San Fran
cisco and other California points ; Haz
en, Nev.;-Ogden, Salt Lake and points
in Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and
Colorado. The trip will conclude. July
4, in Denver. ......
Japanese Receive Large Additions for
Army at Front.
Gunshu Pass, Manchuria, May 16.
Skirmishing continues in the Olouria
mountain region, on the Russian left
but the fighting is not serious. Calm
continues on the right. .The Chinese.
however, report Field Marshal Oyama
is directing large masses of troops from
Fakoman toward Tounziakou, where
concentration is proceeding and; the
river is being bridged by pontoons
The Liao river is full of junks which
bring up stores and provisions.
About 80,000 Japanese reinforce
ments have arrived at the front. The
Japanese cavalry, in particular, has
been considerably strengthened.
During a recent terrible dust storm
which raged three days, the soldiers
tents and entrenchments suffered se
Bakers Want Eight Hours.
New York, May 16. Delegates of
the Hebrew Bakers' union have begun
to order strikes to force an eight hour
work day. Since the United States
Supreme court rendered its decision de
claring the ten hour law unconstitu
tional, the employing bakers are said
to have been working their men 11 and
12 hours a day. J Strikes of 400 or 500
bakers already have been ordered in
ten shops, and about 10,000 more . men
will quit today. Some of the masters
have conceded the demands, and nr
are likely to follow.
- Suspects Are Arrested.
Emporia, Kan. May 16. Seven
men were arrested here this afternoon
by Santa Fe detectives on suspicion of
having been connected with the wreck
of train. 17 yesterday. Five were re
leased and two were .held for further
investigation; - All were former rail
road men. A small boy living near the
junction testified that the two held had
been hanging around the Howard
branch tool house for the last week
and talking about breaking in.
- Rio Grande Changes Bed.
El Paso, Tex., May 16. The Rio
Grande river is again on a big rise
The river changed its bed yesterday
near Las Cruces, N. M-, inundated
many acres of land and. destroyed a ca
nal which provided water for other
property under irrigation. It is feared
the present crop will be lost before the
ditch can be rebuilt. - ...-r .
Portland, May 13. United States
District Judge. Charles B. Bellinger
surrendered in his long struggle for
life yesterday afternoon and passed
peacefully away at 3 :45 o'clock, sur
rounded by the members of his family
and a few of his most intimate and
long-time friends.
The outcome was expected and the
family had been waiting for the worst
during all of the day. The judge
a restless and unsatisfactory
Reclamation Service Promises Atten
tion to Its Project,
Washington, May 15. The Reclama
tion service has received a resolution
passed by the Commercial club of Kit
titas county, Washington,- asking that
make a careful and speedy survey
and investigation of the feasibility of
the construction of a high line canal
for the purpose of reclamation and cul
tivation of about 100,000 acres Of land
in that county, which are fertile in the
production of all kinds of hay, grain,
iruu and vegetaDies, including sugar
beets. It is urged that the irrigation
of this large body of land will result in
effecting storage ot the water so used
for lands below in the Yakima valley,
for the reason that all the water so
used naturally drains back into the
Yakima river.
The Reclamation service states that
it fully recognizes the great importance
of the Yakima project to Kittitas coun
ty, and that a careful investigation to
determine its feasibility from an engin
eering as well as from a financial stand
point will be made.
Klamath Canal Company Holds " Out
VZ - W for Its Terms. J".
Washington, May 12. Up to the-;
present time the government, has been- -unable
to come to any satisfactory ar
rangement ' with the Klamath Canal
company, whereby that corporation,
will relinquish its rights and holding
in the Klamath basin and withdraw
in order that the government may un
dertake the construction of the Klam
ath irrigation project.
At a recent conference between offi
cials of this company and the engineers
oi tne Reclamation service, the com
pany renewed ite offer to sell out for
$250,000. This offer was reiected.
Ihe figure named is very much more?
than the property is worth. An esti
mate on the property and work done-
by the company places the actual value
at not to exceed $100,000, and it is-
the general opinion among government
engineers and residents of the Klamath
basin that a bonus of $50,000 addi
tional is more than ample inducement
to the company to step aside. The
latest advice received by the Reclama
tion service here is that the company ia
noiaing out lor its own price, and will v
not consider an offer of $150,000.
it may be set down as a fact that the-
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7 --- niwncock win approve the purchase of
ing. During the morning he sank into .. fir ,
a semi-conscious condition, and as the
day lengthened into the afternoon the
stupor became more marked, until
it was impossible to rouse -the patient
to consciousness
The death of Judge Bellingecr can be
traced directly to the Oregon land fraud
cases, wbicb have filled nis time from
the middle of November last. On Sun
day, April 23, the judge worked all day
on the decision which he was to hand
down the following morning on the
Mitchell plea of abatement He went
early to his office, and the weather be
ing warm, worked in his ' shirtsleeves
until noon, when he walked home to
luncheon, returning . again directly
afterwards and working until late in
the afternoon. The next day he also
worked on the decision, and Tuesday,
the day upon which it was delivered,
he awoke with a fever and feeling ill
Judge Bellinger was born in Maquon,
Illinois, November 21, 1839, and cross
ed the plains with his parents in 1847
and settled in Marion county. He was
a veteran of the Modoc war. In 1863
he was admitted to the bar and served
as clerk and official reporter of the Su
preme court from 1874 to 1878. He
was judge of the Fourth district Circuit
court from 1878 to 1880, and was ' ap
pointed United States District judge
for Oregon by Grover Cleveland in 1893.
this property at $150,000, although the
matter has never been presented to.
him, and will jot be until an agree
ment, is reached between the Reclama
tion service and the canal company.
If, afteT a reasonable time, an amicable
arrangement cannot be made, it is un
derstood the government will acquirer
that property by condemnation pro
ceedings, s
Liberals and Moderates Will Hold
Nominating Conventions.
Havana, May 1 5 .The national nom
inating convention of the jNew Liberal
party will open tonight. :
All indications point to tne nomina
tion for the presidency of Cuba of Jose
Miguel Gomez, who was appointed gov
ernor of - Santa Clara province by the
government of intervention and after
ward was elected to that position.
The convention will be made up of 150
delegates, of whom 90 will be Nation
alists. Maximo Gomez having posi
tively refused to be a candidate, the
only other prominent person mentioned
is Governor Nunez of Havana province,
The Moderates will shortly hold a
convention to nominate President Pal-
ma by acclamation for the presidency
and . Mendez Capote, former president
of the senate, for the vice presidency.
The election will take place in Decem
May Tell More Secrets.
Chicago, May 1$. Federal officials
claim to have an important new witness
in the ' beef trust" inquiry. H. J
Streyckmans, who before the Interstate
Commerce commission divulged the al
leged secret system of rebates and over
cnarges by Armour Jo., and read a
secret code, will today be brought be
fore the Federal grand iury investigat
ing the beef industries. The witness,
formerly -an employe of Armour & Co.,
is expected to give testimony Detoie a
grand jury similar to that of the coml
mission. - '
Kansas Not Quite Dry. v
xopeka, nan., May io. special re
ports have been received from 42 Kan
sas counties regarding the - enforcement
of the prohibitory law. - Of these 19
report the existence of licensed saloons
uver 4ou saloons in .Kansas are paying
licenses to the different city govern
ments. ' The information has been
placed before Governor Hoch to form a
basis for his coming order to close
all liquor selling -enterprises in the
Canal Commission Allows the Coast
but a Few Days.
San Francisco, May 13. A great stir
was created today among San Francisco
me. chants when it" was ascertaind that
the Isthmian Canal commission will
open bids May id and la for supplies,
the contract prices for which will easily
aggregate $1,000,000. One commodity
lumber, rough and dressed will call
for the expenditure of more than $300,-
000 alone. In all, 26,000,000, feet of
lumber are needed at once. The other
supplies range all through many lines,
and in all instances the quantities de
manded are large.
For several days the wires between
Sa Francisco and Washington have
been kept busy . carrying dispatches
from San Francisco asking for blank
proposals. Wednesday last there were
no lumber proposals in the city, and no
one here knew what the commission
wished to buy in that line, and co:
quently no bids. could be framed.
Local merchants say the entire coast
has been shabbily treated, and a loud
wail has gone up. Today there was a
rush for proposals to supply, among,
other commodities, steam pumps and
pipes, hydrants and water meters, fire
extinguishers, linen hose and hose
reels, equipments for bridge gangs
railroad tools and supplies, foundry
supplies! belting, roofing, wagons and
so on through a list of hundreds of ar
ticles. ;
Both the chamber of commerce and
the Manufacturers' . and Producers'
association have requested Major Gal
lagher, the purchasing agent at Wash
ington, D. C, for the Canal commis
sion, to extend the date for making the
. Solace Off for Naval Stations.
San Francisco, May 13. The naval
transport Solace will leave this port
tomorrow loaded down with freight and
passengers for the naval stations at
Honolulu, Guam, Manila, and Cavite,
to return by way of Hong Kong.
Shanghai, and Chefoo. Besides ammu
nition and stores, she will take com
plete outfits for the wireless telegraph
stations at Honolulu and Guam. Lieu
tenant George C. Sweet, who estab
lished the stations at Mare Island and
in the Philippines, will go to superin
tend the work.
as Many Injured bv Tornado
at Snyder, Oklahoma.
Snyder. Okla., May 12. Approxi
mately 100 people were killed in the
tornado which visited Snyder and vi
cinity, and as many more were injured.
ine navoc wrought, by the tornado is
complete. Out of a town of 1,000 peo
ple not more than a score of houses am
intact, while two-thirds ot the build
ings are totally wrecked. '
Ihe moBt pressing need is financial.
Organization was perfected among the.
citizens today, and appeals sent out to.
leading cities of the territory asking for
immediate assistance. In addition to-
the many injured who are being cared
for .-at " the hospital. -many sustained
lesser injuries and are incapacitated for
the work of caring for those who are ia
need of assistance.
Hundreds of inquiries have - been
pouring in all day from relatives and
friends of Snyder people in all parts of
tne country, severely taxing the capac
ity of the telegraph office. With the
removal of the injured to other points,
the strain upon the people of Snyder
will be greatly reduced.
The property loss is variously esti
mated at from $300,000 to $400,000.
Two hundred residences were demolish
ed, and about half the business build
ings are practically a total loss. The
remainder are more or less damaged.
The Hilton, the largest hotel in town.
remains intact, and a portion of the
building was used for . an emergency-hospital.
Valuable Relics of Pompeii Found.
Home, May id. .Excavations near
Pompeii have resulted in the finding of
a human skeleton and nearby four solid
gold braclets of beautiful design and
set with emeralds, a pair of pearl ear
rings, two golden necklaces set with
pearls and emeralds, and' two emerald
rings. The articles of jewelry, being
from the Pompeiian epoch, are of great
artistic value.
Survey to Bear Creek Mines.
Butte, May 13. A Billings dispatch
to the Miner says: The survey of the
line of railroad which will extend from
Bridger to the Bear Creek coal distcict
began today. It is said that con
tracts for grading the roadbed will be
let within a. fortnight and actual con
struction will begin about June 1. The
Bear Creek coal district is one of the
best in the' state, and covers over 10,
000 acres. The road will be completed,
in ueuBYBu, in we cany autumn.
Streator People's. Narrow Escape
Streator, 111., May 13. A tornado
struck Streator today,- tearing down
trees and barns. No one was injured,
aitnough there were many narrow es
capes. .
Damages Chicago Docks and Floods
Many Basements. . .
Chicago, May 12. Rumors of a re
markable tidal wave along the west
shore of Lake Michigan were received
today. The wave seemed to be the
highest at Kenosha and Racine, Wis.,
where a wall of water swept in, causing
mucfi damage and alarm along the
docks. At Chicago the wave simolv
raisecUthe stage of water and caused &
very heavy current down the drainage,
canal. Boats navigated the river with'
the greatest difficulty as a result of tha
high current. .-
Weather conditions in Chicago thia
afternoon were such that a recurrence-
of the tidal wave along the west shore-
is anticipated. The rain during the
last 12 hours has been almost unprece
dented. Within a few 'hours the fire
department answered 80 calls to pump
out basements in various parts of the-city.
Reval Workmen's Threats.
Reval, European Russia, May 12.
At a large meeting of workmen here
today, which was attended by delegates
from St. Petersburg and a number of
masked men, it was decided to proclaim,
a three days' strike in connection with
labor day. May 14. It was further de
termined to serve fresh demands uponi
the employers, coupled with the inti
mation of they were not complied with-.
inside of 12 hours the destruction of
the factories by fire would follow.
Great uneasiness is felt and serious
trouble is expected.
On Permanent' Basis.
Denver, May 12. The American .
Stockgrowers' association, which wa
organized on January 15 of this year
by seceders from the National Live
stock association's convention in this
city, and is now holding its first annual
convention ' here, adopted a constitu
tion and by-laws today.. The new asso
ciation is to "be composed of growers of'
and dealers in cattle, sheep and horses.
The basis of representation at present
is individual and not by delegates.
Denies He Sold Russia Coal.
Paris, May 12. The Marquis de Bar-
thelemy, who with Count de Pourtales,
1 operates the French concession at
Kamranh bay, Annam, in the course
of an interview today denies that his-
i establishment furnished coal or pro
visions to the Rnssian squadron. , -