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About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1907)
NEWS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form tor tar
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A R.ium« of tha Lass Important but
Not Laaa Interesting Event«
of tha Pait Weak.
A (trike ot 600 men haa eloaed the
Bingham smelter, near Natl Lake City
Holcialiste have made great gains in
the tint Austrian election under uni
The split in the Russian douma ia
widening and a dissolution would not
be a surprise.
Montana claimants have started suit
for valuable city property in the very
heart of St. Louis.
The strike in the lumber camps of
Western Montana has been sett led am*
the men are back at work.
President Diax declares he did not
announce himself in favor of a union
of the Central American republics.
PLAN TO BLOCK MENEY.
THOUSANDS POURING IN.
United Railway Officials and Employes
Refuse to Testify
No Check to Steady Strsam af Immi
gration to Unitoci ktatss
San Francisco, May 15.—The United
Railroads has resorted to desperate
means to block Francis J. Heney in
his effotta to fasten upon the officials
of the corporation the bribery transac
tions to «hick the supervisors have
confea-ed. Stanley Moore, one of the
attorneys for the corporation, informed
Mr. Henev today that the officers and
employes of the United Ra’heads in
tended to ignore the ruling of Judge
Coffey and would refuse to testify be
fore the grand jury.
When the United Railroads people
first refused to testify, Mr. Heney cited
them before Judge Goffey, who orviered
them to answer. Now the evaporation
haa instructed its officers and employee
to ignore the court's order.
When Mr. Heney received the mes
sage from Mr. Moore he repiled with
some heat that in such a contingency
he would call upon the judge to punish
the witnesses for contempt, “and 1 will
not ask for a light fine, but for th«'
heaviest penalty the law affords,” said
“It is ridiculous,'' sai«l Mr. Heney,
"for those people to contend that their
relations are confidential and that they
cannot divulge the company's affairs.
I only regret that there is not some
method of punishing the attorneys who
advise their clients to disobey the law
in thia way.”
N«w York, May 14.—Th« flooding
tide ol immigration to Amaricen aboies
tuns croarItwsly on, and new high water
marks fur the Influx ol Europe's migra
tory hordes aro living recordad every
mouth iu the ;xirt of New York
Already May blds fair to outstrip the
April reword, when 133,452 Immigrant*
txrured through the gateway ol New
York into ths country.
Five tra us-At
lantic linei» brought in over 5,000 yrs-
tenia) and ufficiala at Elite talami eay
tliat ther«> aro no signs ot oearathm of
this European invasion.
The well spring ot th i» human stream
lire principally in Southern ami Middle
Europe, while another but Iroaer cui
ront has ita source in the Scandinavian
and German states. Italy, Auattia-
llungary and the Lower Russians now
supply more than one half of all the
immigrants art-king homes in thia coun
try. Every fourth alien examinad al
Ellis island ia Italian, whils every.flflh
newcomer ie from the Austrias.
A score of years ago the headwaters
of foreign Immigration were in Ireland
and Germany. Hut now the source luta
The industrial Helds
ot the United States still a I «sorb th«-
greater ;mit of tlie foreign outpour, and
«eversi alate«—Massachusetts, Connec
ticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsyl
vania, Illinois ami Ohio—flint homes
for 70 per cent ot th«< total number.
MAKES MACHINE TO SAVE GOLD
Belem—Baker City Is preparing to
Baker City Man Perfects Schema tor make an effort to secure through the
Oregon Railroad commheioa to secure
'changes in railroad rates which will
Baker City—J. G. Evans, ot thia
, make Baker the distributing center for
city, haa Invented and |stt>«nte«i a gold a large section ol Eastern Oregon.
saving machine for use in localities Definite plane have not been made and
where lack of water or absence ol grade tbe Baker City commercial interests
have not determined just what they
has prevented the working of placer
want, but W. F. Butcher, a prominent
deposits. Mining men who have exam attorney, was in Salem a few days ago
ined the machine are enthusiastic iu its conferring with the commission and as-
Icertainlng the pt<x*edure it will be aeo-
As soon as Baker
It consists principally in a table raaary to follow.
City gets ready to present its ease it
eight feet long and of width ranging to
will begin a movement of some kind for
the amount of work to be done, which favorable rates.
lays on a slant of 33 degrees, and is
Busy Time In Coos County.
given a vertical and at the same time
Marshfield—<*ne who made the trip
lateral or "pan” motion by a racket
In the table are cup- down tire Cbqullle to Bandon last Aug-
shaped rittlee. water tight, ami placed 1 tut haa just gone over the same ground
at intervals of 16 inchi's. The dirt is ami expneiee his surprise at the gener-
thrown in at the uppei end of the table, | al development going on there.
and if perfectly dry, no water is needed new enterpiaee have been started in
to work it down over the riffiee. As that time. Three large sawmill* are
the dirt moves down the table, tbe gvung up and one new one la in opera
riffles catch til the gold or concen tion. A ship yard is busy, where two
trates. If the gravel is not dry, enough large schoonera ate being built and the
water must be used to keep it moving. keel is being laid for the third.
Mr. Evans states tliat the machine logging camps arc being opened, new
ran be made large enough to handle lands being put in cultivation and coal
100 yards of dirt per day The machine mines long negle. ted an* being put in
readiness for working again.
is now on exhibition in this city.
CARS ARE STONED.
Railroads centering in Chicago are
considering the establishment of a union
employment bureau to secure compe San Francisco Streets Ruled by Mob
Fanes Santiam Canal.
tent men, who are very scarce at pres
and Police Powerless.
Albany—The Willamette Valley com
San Francisco, May 15.—Yesterday, pany has begun work of fencing the
A north bound passenger train on the one week after the lurk street battle, Santiam canal tn its course through thia
Southern Pacific was run into by two which marked the present car strike as city.
Both branches of the ditch,
light engines near Redding and one the bloodiest labor disturbance in the which separatee iu the southeastern
brakeman killed. There was a panic history of San Francisco, wa- the worst part of Albany, ami thus supplies man-
among the paasengers.
day of violence since that tragic event. I ufacturing industries in both ends of
The National Christian Endeavor Tbs forenoon paaeed with little disturb ' the cdy, will be line«! with wire fence.
convention will meet in Seattle in July. ance, but throughout the hoars of the The work is being done under a re
The committee on entertainment has afternoon from 12 tc 7 o'clock, stones cent order of tbe city council and
decided colored delegatee shall not be Hew on Mission street from Fifth to while it will afford some protection
housed in the same hotel with the Twenty-lourth, a distance of about against accidents, it will destroy the
three miles, and the lives of many pas beauty ot the canal in the residence
sengers as well as those of the nonunion districts.
Secretary Root says election funds operatives of the ten cars on that line
are spent in education.
were almost constantly in danger.
Scouring Milla Start Up.
The Wyoming land fraud trials have Though nearly 100 policemen, a few of
Pendleton—With an increased force
them mounted, were stationed along of workmen and new and added ma
been set for the middle of J uly.
Mission street under the command of
The German reichstag has passed a Captains Anderson and Duke, violence chinery the Pendleton scouring mills
tariff agreement with the
United was not prevented and comparatively has begun tbe 190* season's run of
few arrests were made.
In some in i Judd, who recently arrived here from
The Supreme court has declared the stances passengers narrowly escaped his home in Boston, predicts a bard
eght-hour law for public work not ap- great injury or dealh from flying cob tun this year and an increase in the
blestones and brickbats.
Several pas manufacture of woolen goods at this
plcable to dredge men.
sengers were ».«su ilte-l by the crowds, place to supply the eastern demand for
Chief Wilkie, of the United States
numerous strikebreakers were struck, western made stock.
An extra night
secret service, says he is not watching
panes of glass were smashed and per shift will start to work in about a
the Boise trial at the command of Pres
sona alighting from cars were chased week.
and in some instances knocked down
A landslide at Kiemsbach, Switzer and beaten.
Infected Trees Are Destroyed.
land, destroyed a number of bouses and
Oregon City—Twelve hundred fruit
killed three persona and wounded a
TEN MEN PASSED.
trees on the I-add tract near Mount
number of others.
Pleasant are being destroyed, and a
The New York longshoremen'a strike Good Progest Maos in Getting Jury stump puller is being used to take up
is said to have already cost the com
tbe trees, which are diseased. The
for Haywood Case.
panies (5,000,000 and the employes al
tree« are on the property of Mrs. lama
most as much. Twenty thousand men
Rigler, corner Ninth and faction
streets, are being cut down and burned
William D. Haywood for the murder of
Commander Fullam, of the United Fran Steunenberg, twice chosen as the by order of the county authorities, who
States gunboat Marietta, has warned chief executive of this state, was made are making a determined effort to stamp
the Honduran government to behave yesterday, the third day of the trial. out orchards that are infested with
or he will 'seise the telegraph lines. Selection of talesmen halted for three fault pest.
He has had srnoe of bis messages tam hours over chairs 5 and 6, but once
Artesian Well at La Grande.
those seats had been filled progress was
La Grande—Miller A West, who
Jules M. Hannaford, second vice
have been digging for an artesian well
president of the Northern Pacific rail day counsel for the defense bad com
in the O. R. A N. roundhouse yards for
road and president of the Northern
the past six months, have been reward
Express company, will give up bis passed the tenth talesman. They had
ed by a How of cool, sparkling water to
railroad work in order to devote his en but two more to examine in chief and a
reservation to examine, if they desire the extent of 100 gallons per minute.
tire time tc the exprees business.
to exercise the right, two of those tem The water carries so far a slight taste of
Mexico has just sent a representative porarily passed, so that with reasonable sulphur, but otherwise ia excellent.
to the Jamestown fair.
progress the 12th talesman should be Additional digging, it is thought, will
cause a spouting stream of 20 feet. The
Chicago streetcar employee have de passed today in time to open the way
for the first peremptory challenge, well is now 850 feet deep
manded an advance in wage*.
whose exercise marks entry to the final will be piped and used to fill tanka.
Paris has just had a fire the property
stage of the formation of the jury.
loss of which amounted to (2,000,000.
Push Good Roads Campaign.
Major Edwards has been forced to
resign as agent of the Umatilla Indian
Berlin has automobile hearses, au
thorized and licensed by the city and
they seem veryp poular.
The Russian czar is in contempt of a
French court because be does not trim
the trees of a villa be owns at Nice.
William A. Pinkerton, of the Chicago
detective aenccy, says President Moyer,
of tbs miners, is the Chicago burglar.
New York police are being held In
readiness tc prevent expected riots
growing out of the longshoremen's
Statistics show that during April 322
people were killed and 303 wounded in
Russia by robbers, police and in various
The temperature in Pittsburg has
suddenly dropped from 65 derees to 32
degrees, making the coldest May weath
er on record.
Mexico has withdrawn her demands
The Harriman lines have orders for
110,000 tons of steel rails for delivery
Armed bandits are reported to be
committing depredations in several sec
tions of Cuba.
The shipping trust declares it will
never give in to the striking New York
An heir to the throne has been bom
in Spain and there is great rejoicing
throughout the land.
No Strike On Rio Crande.
Ia Grande—The county court ie pros
ecuting its good reads campaign with
Tbe county has now been divid
ed into three general districta and each
of the members of the court will super
vise tbe construction and repair ot the
roads in his particular section.
expected by this move to get results
much better than generally obtained
when road work is left entirely to dis
Iienver, May 15.—There will be no
strike of the trainmen of tbe Denver A
Rio Grande railroad as a reeut) of the
differences over the wage scale. A
conference lasting until late last night
wound np with an agreement between
tbe trainmen’s committee and officials
of the road that there would be mutual
concessions and a caerful weighing of
the claims of both sides until an un
derstanding fair to all was reached and
Parker Bros. Purchase Mill.
then a scale based on this understand
—Parker Bros., who operated
ing will be signed at once. It will re
quire several days to settle the details. a sawmill near Plainview for several
years, have purchased the Hall sawmill
on Thomas creek and will enlarge the
Canal Workers Quit Job.
capacity of the plant. With the pur
Panama, May 15.—Tbe strike of tbe chase of the mill they secured control
steam shovel workers, which began yee- of about 20,000,000 feet of timber and
terday, the men demanding (300 per will make the industry an important
montli instead of their present ealary one in the Bantiam country. The mill
of (210, continues today. This morn s situated six milee east of Scio.
ing only eight steam shovels were at
work. Colonel Goetbals is endeavoring
Gold Strike at Rooster Rock.
to replace the strikers with mechanics
Albany—A gold strike is reported
now employed in tbe shops and it is re
ported that be has sent a cablegram to near Rooster Rock, a well known land
Jackson Smith, the member of the mark on the Willamette Valley A Cas
canal commission to contract for en cade Mountain wagon road, near the
Upper Soda resort, which is 57 miles
gineers in the United States.
east of Albany. Some very neb ora ie
said to have been found, but the extent
Senda Bees to Kill Graen Bugs,
of the discovery has not been learned.
Iziwrence, Kan., May 15.—Professor
8. F. Hunter, of tbe Entymological de
Trees From Nebraska Condemned.
partment of tbe State university, who
Oregon City—Connty Fruit Inspector
for the last month haa been collecting
and sending free to the farmers of the A. J. lewis has condemned a shipment
Southwest parasite bees to kill the of fruit trees that came from a Nebras
The trees were covered
green bugs that have been destroying ka nursery.
wheat, received a telegram today from with root galls and hairy root and were
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson at consigned to Charles Hall, of Mulino.
Washington, asking for full particulars The entire shipment was burned.
of his work. Professor Hunter replied
A Chicago paper claims that Charles
Close Bridge for Repairs.
that he had distributed 2,000 boxes of
H. Moyer, implicated in the Stennen-
Oregon City—The Circuit court lias
parasite bees to Kansas farmers with
berg murder, is an ex-convict, having
closed tbe big suspension bridge I hat
uniform good results.
served a term in Joliet for burglary.
spans the Willamette river at Oregon
City to teams and wagons, allowing
Returns Work on Athol Cutoff.
The Court of Appeals of New York
has granted the attorney general the
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 15.—Tele pedestrians to pass over. Extensive re
right to contest Mayor McClellan’s graphic instructions have been re pairs will be commenced at once and
ssat. The recount of the ballots is now ceived here to resume at once tbe build rushed as fast as (>oeeible.
expected to commence toon.
ing of the Athol cut-off on the Union
Fairbanks to Como in July.
E. H. Gsry, chairman of the United Pacific railway between Cheyenne and
Astoria — Manager Whyte, of the
Denver. The contract, amounting to
States Steel corporation, says if rail
chamber f coommerce, has received a
roads would use heavier rails there some (500,000, was let «nne months
letter from Vice President Fairbank* In
would be fewer accidents. The heavy ago and soon after work began it was
The cut-off ie which the latter says he will arrive at
cars now used by the roads cause fre ordered discontinued.
built to avoid the steep grade over Astoria on either July 13, 14 or 15 to
quent breakage of rails.
Athol hill and will reduce the time of attend a banquet to be given in hie
An enraged mob at Butte made an trains between tbe two cities.
honor by the citizens of Astoria.
unsuccessful attempt to lynch an officer
who shot an escaping prisoner.
Baker Wins for Inspector.
8ummer Already Begun.
New York, May 15.—The govern
The death list in the steamer Poitou
ment thermometer at the weather bu
wreck is placed at 48.
reau today registered 82 degrees and
From an unknown source Princeton the first case of heat prostration for the
aaivsreity has received a gift of (1,- year was reported. The victim was a
Baker Wants Better Rates.
Salem—Labor Commissioner O. P
Hoff haa appointed Edward Trombali,
of Salisbury, Baker county, a factory
inspector. He is a foreman in a plan
ing mill and is familiar with macldn-
Stats to Maks Own Light
Salem—The board of cspitol building
commissioners has called for proposals
for supplying the state Institutions at
Salem with electric light after March
1908, when the present contract with
the Portland General Electric company
will expire. Prop sals must lx sub
mitted by June 4
In case tire state
cannot secure sui ¡»factory terms a plant
will be installed at Ibe penitentiary,
and the state will make its own elec
tricity for the cspitol, prison, asylum,
blind school, mute school, reform sob«»)
and asylum farm
Business Trips from Albany.
Albany—Following the example of
Portland business men in holding com
mercial excursions, the business men
of Albany are planning a number of ex
cursions to tributary points.
planned to make tups to L-benon,
Bron navi He aud Scio and excursions
are also in pr.epect to Mill City,
Lyons. Detroit and the other towns east
of Albany on Ibe Corvallis A Eastern,
and to Shedds, Halsey and Harrisburg,
on the Southern I'acitk- south of Al
bany. It ia believed such excursions
would do much go>d.
Installing Fruit Cannery.
Albany—Work is progressing rapidly
on tire fruit canning plant at Browns
ville, which will be the first Industry
of the kind ie Linn county.
nery is being inrtalied in the old tan
nery building near tbe Southern Pacific
depot. Tbe plant will be ready for
operation this summer. Beans and to
rn atoea will be canned this reason and
other vegetable« will be added to the
output later. Some marketable fruits
will also be put up.
NINE1Y DIE IN MINE.
Cigarette Smoker Starts Blaze in Va
cant Mexican Shaft
City of Mexico, May 14.—Ninety
men are eupptoe«! to have lost their
Uvea in a tire which > tar led in the
Tenar«-« copper mine nt Velerdena. in
the state of Durango, last Friday night.
The tiro is still raging, and is said to
lx< beyond control.
Thirty-live bodnw have been recov
ered up to this time
ers are known to have cecnpetl. This
information lias lieen conveyed in a
dispatch to the Assix-lated Preee offices
in Mexico City. The burning tnlue tie-
longs to the Guggenheltns.
The origin of the Are la supposetl to
have lieen due to the carlaa«n«M of a
miner, who waa smoking a cigarette in
an abandoned ahafL
The tiro haul
gainevi great headway befoza it waa
dlowered by tire men In the near vi
cinity. They found that all avenues of
«wcape to the surface had b«w>n cut off.
Seventeen, however, were in a g«xxl ;x>
aition, and made a <laah and reached
the outer air.
Rescuing parties have been working
heroically, but only charr-d and un
recognisable remains have thus far
rewarded their efforts.
EXPLODE SUNKEN MINE.
Japanese Steamer Brings News of
Victoria, B. C., May 14.—Advices
were receive«! by the steamer Riojun
Maru from Yokohama that as a result
of tbe recent increase* in duty on mat
ting entering the United Htatee, the
guild which controlled th« bulk of ex
ports of Japanese matting haa been
News of the destruction of a Japan-
eee boat with the loss ot 13 lives as a
result of the explosion of a derelert
mine off Toyama waa brought by the
Riojun Maru. The fishermen mistook
the mine for an oil drum and were try
ing to pick it up when It exploded.
The Riojun Maru reports tliat tea
shipments to the United State« to com
mence on the next Inward xteamer will
be larger this y«<ar than during any
A oany to Have Rlock how.
Albany—Plans are on foot for the
holding of a stock and horse show in
Albany the coming summer.
an abundance of good stock in Linn
county, and since the location of the 8.
8. Bailey training stable« st tbe Albany
track, this city has become quite a
horse center. Hence it is believed such
an exhibition could be successfully held
Committees will probeOly be
Big Legal Fight Is On.
named soon to take charge ef the ar
Denvet, Colo., May 14. — lost week
the attorneys for the defendants in the
case of officers of the Lost Bullion Span
Meeting Demand for Brick.
ish Mine company, charged by tbs
ATuany—W ¡th a view to avoiding the Poatoffice department with using the
brick famine, which prevailed in this mail* to defraud, entered a demurrer
city last summer, J. 8. Morgan, of to the indictment before United State«
Albany, is burning two kilns of 300,- District Judge R. E. Iatwis. Argu
000 brick each.
Of this amount he ments were made by the attorney* of
has orders for 40,000 brick lor building both sides and Judge Lewis is expected
in Albany and surrounding towns, and to give his decision early this week on
is planning to barn another kiln ot tbe demurrer. This is the first gun in
what promises to tie a hard fought
legal tattle to show whether or not the
defendant« told the truth In the glow
ing proapei tu« which they sent broad
Wheat—Club, 81082C; bluerifem, 84 cast through the mails.
085c; valley, -0081c; red, 79@80c.
Oat-—No’1 white, (29; gray, (280
Selfish Policy In Korea.
Victoria, B. C., May 14.—Tire steam
Rye—(1 4501.50 per cwt.
er Yangtse, which arrived from Yoko
Barley—Feed, (22 per ton; brewing, hama, brings news that Marquis Ito,
(23; rolled. (23 500 24.50.
resident general in Korea, in a recent
Corn—Whole, (25; cracked, (26 per
speech at Seoul, rebuked the selfish
policy of Jafarn in tbe Hermit kingdom,
Hay—Valley timothy, No. 1. (15016
lie said no policy that was entirely
per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, (18
selfish was never successful, and urged
019; clover, (9; cheat, (9; grain hay
Japan to further the Interest« of other
countries in Korea as well as her own.
Fruits—Hlraaberries, Oregon, 150
News was also received that China is
20c per pound; apples, (102.50 per
about to send a num tier of military ca
box; gooreberriua, 10c per pound.
dets from North China to the French
Vegetables—Turnips, (101.25 per
military school at St. Cyr for training.
sack; carrots, (101.25 per ack; beets,
(1.2601.50 per neck; cauliflower, (10
May Spread to Other Cities.
1.25 per dozen; lettuce, head, 35045c
New York, May 14.—President Pat
per dozen; onions, 10012X0 per doz
en; radishes, 20c per docen; asparagus, rick Conners, of the Longshoremen's
708c per pound; ihubarb, 4c per union, expressed th« opinion tonight
thst the strike against the trans-Atlan
(Inions—Oregon, (2(43 per hundred. tic companies would t>e extended to
Potatoes—Oregon, (1.8502 per sack; Boston and Philadelphia if the com
new potatoes, Kc per pound; sweet po panies sent their veesels to discharge
and load at thrwe porta.
tato-«, 6c per pound.
Butter—Fancy ere imery, 20022Xc steamship officials here said they would
do If sufficient help could net be se-
Butter Fat—First grade cream, 21c enred here. Mr. Conners’ statement
per pound; reiond grade cream, 2c lees folicweil a meeting of the strikers at
which he said it had been tliown tliat
Poultry—Average old hens. 14c per not a man had deserted the ranks.
pound; mixed chickens. 13J^c; spring
Hop« to Avoid Strike.
fryers and broilers, 22X025"; old
Denver, May 14.—It is stated au
roosters, 9010c; dressed chickens, 16
017c; turkeys, live, 13015c; tnrkevs, thoritatively that the failure of Inter
dressed, choice, 18X020", geese, live, state Commissioner Knapp and United
8c; young ducks, nominal; old ducks, Htates labor Commissioner Neill to
settle the differences existing between
the Denver A Rio Grande railroad and
Eggs—18c per dozen.
Veal—Dressed, 5^08c per pound. Its trainmen, and their departure for
balls, 404 Xc per Washington yestenlay, will not result
pound; cows, 6Q7c; country steers, in an Immediate strike of the train
men. They are expected tc have an
Mutton—Ilresaed, fancy, 1O01OX" other conference with the railorad offi
per pound; ordinary, 609c; spring cials tomorrow.
lambs, with pelts, 9010c.
Five Killed by Blast.
Pork—Dressed, 609c per pound.
Hops—608Xc per pound, according
Ruston, I a ., May 14.—Home tinnown
persons set off a charge cf some high
Wool—Eastern Oregon average beat, explosive here under the house of
15019c per pound, according to shrink Samuel Cook, a negro, early today,
age; valley, 20021c, according to fine blowing the house to pieces and killing
ness; mohair, choice,
29(g30c per Cook and four other negroes sleeping in
a front room.
BLOW TO IRRIGATION
Supreme Curt Says Act Miy Be
ONE SUIT IS ALIEADT PENDING
Opinion Declarae No Power I* Qhren
by Constitution to Reclaim
Washington, May 14.—The United
Stales Hupreme oourt In Its decision in
the Kanxas l'ulorado case ttalay inti-
nratee rather stiongly that the National
reclamation act under which I lie Fvder
«1 government Is spending upwanls of
(3u,iHX).thH) may lie unconstitutional
Il ia not so held In specific ter uie, bul
the «-onatitutlonelily of this act Ie In
question, a oil It would n«rt he surprising
II private interrot* which are interfvre«i
with bv government projixta should
bring suit to rrotratn the g«ivernmerit
from diverting water for irrigation pur
There la really onesuchsuit pending,
brought hy sx Henator Turner of Wash
ington, on holialf ol an Arizona com
pany that want* to restrain governui««it
work on the Colorado river, so tliat it
can use water to reclaim land In Qlll-
forma. It I* entirely protable tliat the
Twin Falls company In Idaho may
bring suit In the light ot today's «feci-
•ion, for there ia proepecl of a conflict
twtw««n the government and |irivate
enterprise along (lie Snake river.
In rendering the ilecialon in the Kan
sas-Colorado case, Justice Brewer, on
behalf of the court, declared tlml con-
grots can unly legislate in respect to
•uch matters as are apecifleally enume-
rated in the conatitutiun anil tliat pow
er to legislate with respect to Irrigation
of arid land waa not one of the enuuie-
ratol powers granted by the constitu
The opinion holds, however, that
congrroe may legislate with respect tu
inigallon ot arid land within the tcrrl-
Even though the constitutionality of
the national replantation law may ulti
mately lie sustained, if the queatlon I*
ever raise«!, the court strongly intimates
that under the law there is no authori
ty for conetrueting government project*
unless the government own* a majority
of the Isml to 1« rertainuxl, holding
that the government ha* power to dis
pose of and make rules respecting its
own property. But, it is held, "we do
not mean tliat ita (congreaa* legielatiuti
can override slate laws in respect to
the general subject of reclamation.”
This pert ot the decision would seem
to affect the government work now Io
progress in Ea»tern Washington, where
i I m government doee not own a majori
ty of the land to be reclaimed, in fact,
is only a «mail owner. Should the con
stitutionality of Uie reclamation act I*
later eetablirhed. It is interrwl Irotn
this decision that the government may
later be com pel tail to construct its
works in acconiance with state law*
and nxistruct only projects the majori
ty of whose area is public land.
FIND CROP GREATLY DAMAGED
Omaha Grain Man Maks Gloomy Re
port After Trip.
Omaha, May 14.—A special train
fllled with a committee of 50 member«
of the Omaha Grain txchange, which
tuu< linen making a tour of Investigation
of the Xsnma and Nebraska wheat
tie6la, return««! thia morning.
concensus of opinion follows:
Wheat, especially in the southeastern
portion of Nebraaks, lias suffered stxiut
10 per cent owing to the influx of green
bugs and continued drought.
county, Kansas will not make over 40
jwr cent. The bugx have done great
damage to the fields which were exam
ined. Home members declare the en
tire crop ruined between Caldwell, on
the Oklahoma line, and the Wiclilta
district. The party agrees tliat the
yield of wheat will be very light aa
compared with former years.
The party covered the districts of
Kansas and Nebraska which in the past
have always raiser I biiriqier crops, going
as far south aa the Oklahoma state line.
THIPTY-TWO ARE DEAD.
Hpaclal Train Carrying Mysll* Bhrln-
ar* Wrecked In California,
Banta Barlara, Gxl., May 13.—While
hurrying northward over the Coast line
of tlir Houthern Paclflo ralltiad Hal Ur
da y aflernixai, homowarvl bound, alter
a week of fraternising and flisla In Lie
Angetae, 145 Hhtlnrr« ol Ishmaell tarn-
trie, of Buffalo, attd Rajah temple, of
Reading, Pa., with their fa mi lbw ami
triemla were hurled into the midst ot
death when their special train, running
50 mil« an hour streak a defective
switch al II, mla, a lonely elation <m
th* sand waaIre ot the l‘a< Ific Israeli,
derailing the train, amaalilng t hr coach
es into flinders, killing 32 almrek in-
•lantly ami injuring imue than a seora
of others. TJie laxllro ot 21 Ita In the
morgues of Mania Harlara ami 10 mor«
are at Ban Luis Obl*po.
many of alioni are terribly hurt and
will probably die, are In two sanltarl-
urns al Han Luis <>lia|«i.
There aaa no warning of the Im
pending calamity. Tliv*|*r< lai plunged
upon the defvclive »witch, ami in an
instant th« big hxxuiiollve, lagrarge car,
diner ami Pullman, couplid with It,
were hut Ini t<w<<th«,r In a lirrap of
The engine shot lor want nn
the broken track, tearing up the rails
and tire ami twisting the huge Iron
spans int< fl»hhonks.
The lagmnt* e*r
hall burlnl Itself In the «and on the
right aide of th« lueoinollve.
•niashnl almost to kindling wood.
The dining rar. iu which were 32
people eating their noonday report,
leapnl Into the air and waa thrown dl-
redly on lop of the datirollalrad bromo-
live. Nearly every person In this coacli
wa* inatantly klllnl Hcorrw were «•aid
ed by »team recaplng from ill*mrin«dnl
pqiea in th* kltenen »f tha dinar. Th«
terror and turmoil < f the seen* were In-
Many of thoae aacapeil
Inatant death by the tlrwt Imiwt were
ctuahed by the tear ciwche* hurled
upon the wreckage. Other«, pinioned
In the debris, were r-axled alive. The
wreckage caught fire from the coals ot
the engine, but waa extinguished in a
few minute* by the ;>a»*< tigeie who es
EXPECTED MANY 8EN8ATIONB.
Eastern Newspaper Men Disgusted to
Find Boise en Orderly Town.
Boise. May 13.—Considerablediegna*
la expii<a*xl try eoioe ot the newapa|«r
men wtro have come from distant |«ilnta.
They appear 1» have thought they were
coming to an armed camp, where aen-
aationa were likely 1» Iv conatant. end
they liave lawn lx>th surprised ami die-
ap|x luted to find a community a* quiet
aa one In New England, and so perfect
ly eoni|x«e<i tliat no one uninlormed
would au»pect anything of great Im-
portaix-e ara* going on hero
them liave asked Io I* rerailer!, and ex-
ject Io leave after tlie jury ia em|au>-
Sheriff Hixlgin haa galhetsd up 75
jurymen in the country dlslrfete and
will till out tlie |»nrI in t-ran. He
keeps the name* to hiiuaelf cliwely,
and nothing is known alaiut the men
he ha* summoned.
Venezuela Paying Off Oebts.
Washington, May 13.—The State de
partment lias reretved a dispatch from
Minister Rueaelt, at Caracas, Vene-
■ lie la. stating that tlie payment tn the
allied power», Germany, Great Britain
and Italy, agreed upon nmler the hlirk-
ade sever a I year* ago. will be complet
ed about July 1. After llrat date tne
only payments will be on account of
the exchange* in the currency ot th«
countries. Tlie deferred claimanta, the
United Htatre, Mexico, Tlie Neltxr-
landa, Sweden and Belgium, will llien
come in for aeltlemant. Monthly |ay-
menta will Iw marie to those countries
from tlie custom* receipts of Venezuela.
Volcano-* Ara More Active.
Mwlna, Hlcily, May 13.—New cra
ter* liave ofirnnl up in Mounts Aetna
and Htromboli, whore eruptions are in
creasing. The observatories ol Mreaina
and Catania c ntinue to regi'ler earth
shocks. Tlie alarm of the population
of tlur Island ia growing, especially
around Mount Aetna. A portion of tbe
main crater of Htromboli has fallen In
it aeauix to have affected the sea, which
i* much agitated near the island. Hoi-
enlists have expisamul tlir opinion that
piasildy a (ubmarlns crater may liave
Railroad Blamed for Wrack.
Will Harvest Off Americans.
San Luis Obispo, Cal., May 14.—
After two hours' dclilieration th* cor
oner's jury, holding an investigation of
the Southern Pacific wreck at iloinla
Hatnrday afternoon, rendered a verdict
this afternoon that the killed came to
their deaths by burns snd injuries re
ceived, and that hy the <<vidence ot wit
nesses the wreck was caused hy defect
ive ei|uipment. All of the Injured in
the wreck are Improving e-cept Brake-
man R. Fountain, whose bar k was se
verely injured sand whose lower limbs
London, May 13.—The latest esti
mate of the numlier of American* com
ing to L>mlon thia summer ia 250,000
—a record figure which makes the Lin
don trarleamen and hotel proprietors
rejoice. The real rush haa already aet
In and the stream of Americana will
continue to |«ur Into London until Hep-
To catch the A met Iran* who
shop in lyindon as well as go about
elgi ¡seeing, tlie We»t End ahopkeeper*
arc making the usual preparations,
marking the grxxla In dollar* and cents
and displayii g the Amerlran flag.
One More Juror Needed.
Disaster In Naw Mexico.
Han Francisco, May 14.—All the per
emptory challenges of both aides were
exhausted belay in the Rttef trial, and
now only the excusing of talesmen by
the judge can prevent the filling of the
lone ««St in the jury box liy the first
man called. The 11th man waa paaseil
satisfactorily to both sides today, (lour!
then took an adjournment. Judge Jaw-
ler today disallowed the demurrer
offered by Ixmis Glass to the indict
ments against him, and Glass was
thereupon arraigned and pleaded not
guilty to each of the nine indictments.
El Psao. Tex., May 13 — Word haw
just lieen receiver I here that tha wrwt-
txmnd passenger train No. 7 on the
Houthern Pacific, which left hers at
5:46 yesterday afternoon, has lieen
wrecked at Lirdalurg, Jf. M. Five
people ere aald to have lieen killed anil
many Injured. Particrilani liave not
yet been received. A wrecking train
with several surgeon* left here for the
acene of the wreck.
Lordsburg ia the
terming of the first divialcn of the
Bouthem Pacific west of El Paso.
Frisco Cars Carry Passengers.
Hen Francisco, Msy 14.—One hun
dred cars, manned and guarded by 350
nonunion strlketireekers, were operated
yesterday from 8 AM. until I P. M.
on six ot the 20 odd lines of the United
Railroads. There were scores of acta of
individual violence, but there waa no
riot beyond the ability of the police to
put down. About 40,(XX) pararengrrn
were carried during the <lay. Thou
sands of them, women as wsll as men,
were subjected to intolerable insults.
Want 8300 Par Month.
Panama, May 14.—Aa a result of a
strike of worker* on the «teem shovels,
only two shovels were worked today be
tween Baao Blapo and Culebra. Ths
shovel men demand (300 per month in
stead of thsir present salary of (210.
Kansas Enforces Corporation Law.
Topeka, Kan., May 13.—Writs of
oustsr were issued againkt the Western
Union Telegraph cornjrany and the
Pullman company here trxlay hy tha
Hupreme court of Kanra*, for not com-
Blying with the Kanra* corporation
iws. The ouster reqnIrra that the two
companies must pay the charter free
rerguired by the state before they an
continue to do hueinesa In Kenan*. It
ie expected tliat both oompanlra will
Want Tariff Deal With France.
Paris, May 18.—American merchants
here, fearing a tariff war between
France and the United Hlatea, liave
forwarded to the State department at
Washington * petition, asking for tha
Immediate appointment of a tariff com-
mission to ootne here and negot iato.