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MEANS BANKING REFORM.
Appointment of Hepburn Commission
Beta Precrdent for Stales.
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
NAVY HANKS MECONU.
tXPREBS GOMPANlkM NEXT.
America Rises From Fourth Place In Interstate Commerce Board to Probe
Washington, Nov. 20,—In ths Inal
two years the UnlUxI Hlatea lisa riaen
I rum lhe fourth to thè escomi pisce
among the naval powers of the world.
Two yenra ago ths American navy was
outolaMod by the nat .es of England,
Franco ami Germany.
Britain la th* only nation that Ina a
larger naval (nonage than the United
II is true that trame lisa more
wa ship«, but Die aggregate tonnage of
the I re ich navy 1« below Hist ol the
Unll.il rttatea. These facia are brought
mil in « ataleim-nt of tlie Naval Infoili
gensa bureau of the Navy department.
England has 52 flr«t-cl«aa lent le
ali l[ia, 32 armored oinleers, 90 uuar-
morod sruissrs, 142 tor|xxlo Ixxxt do
st roysia, 47 Imped** iajats and 39 sub
marines. The shl|M now being built
are 7 tliat ciana lmttlo«l|M. 6 armored
criniera, 1 unartnorsd otulaar, 13 tor-
|M*lo Imai dealroyrra, 14 torpedo boata
ami 21 eiibiimrlnea.
France has IM flrst-claax battl«*«hipa,
Io armored smlaers, 28 unarmmod
crulaera, 35 torpedo boat destroyer«,
267 tor|x*.|o boata, 41 aiibinarines ami
12 cintai delenae tesaci«.
now under construction are 8 first cI sm
haltleahlpa, 4 armored cruiaers, 10 tor-
pedo bunt dratroyeia, 14 tor[>edo boats
and il!l submarines.
The Umt«xl H ate« now has 22 flrst-
olssx batileahipa, 10 simoml cruiser«,
41 unarmored cruiaers, In torpedo I k mt
do-troyera, 32 torpedo Ixmls, 12 sub
mariner and II coast defense vessels.
This country 1« now building 7 first-
clam Imtllesili,r», 2 arinomi cruisers,
3 unarmored cruisers, 6 torpedo boat
destruyers and 7 submarines.
Washington. Nov 14.—While the
state <>t t)alahoina will not l*e entitled
t<> have Ila Star [ilacrd oo the national
flag until July 4, 19tM, it lias already
been given its plans on the national
c* ins. Inatcad of the milled edge usu
ally on I'niled Blates coins, the new
llu obi pieces jn«t lining put into cir
ri latlon liave 46 raiwd stars. Okla-
h ma has not yet lieen officially adnilt-
levl to the Uulon, but will Iw on the
aisteenth of this month, when the pres
ident la-iie* hie priH-laination. General
criticism la beam of the new gold phene
in Wa-hington, and word baa been in-
canted that a piotesl ia on ths way
again«! the omission of the motto "In
God Wo Trust. “
Must Repay Overchergs.
Washington, Nov. 14.—In a decision
ol Ih« Intonaste Coinmeri-e commiMlon
handed down taxlay by Cotnini«aioner
Clemsots il 1« crdeie<l Ihat the Great
Northern Kailway company [ay to the
l'rnnsylvania Meri coti*|mny repara Iloti
In the antn ni *.',433, exceeeive and un-
reaeonabl» rhargee in a ahipuient of
etnei troni Pittsburg lo Hvat'le. Il «sa
held by the oommiaaion that the rulea
tir regiilatl**na of tue defendant ceni-
[any whnreby irrighi i barge* were col-
lectrd iip<>n a hlglier minimum l<m*ling
rsqulrsment than the piacile*« of the
carrista govetned by lite Master Car
Bulid- rs' «aa x-iation rulea wonld pet-
luit was unteaaonable and unjuat.
Washington, Nov. 16.—At Chicago
on November IX the Inteistale Com*
lue roe coin mission will makes further
Investigation of the matter of the al-
leged purchase and sale ol commodities
by exprese companies.
The inquiry Is considered among the
nxat Important being conducted by the
commiMion. The senate on March 2,
Iuo7. passed a rwolution directing the
commiMion to inquire and
whether any of the sxpreM companies
directly or through their agetita, are
engaged in the bitsmeoa of buying, sell
ing or bend 1 Ing on consignment hulls,
vegetables, oysters and other commod
This action wsa taken In rreiionae to
complaint« by WreU-rn commiMion
men that the I uslnees done by the ex-
prea> companies ia injurious to their
Intercast and ia unfair competition.
The expteea ixiinjmniee say that lor
many years it has lireu the cu« om for
them to take onleta from customers lor
tbe putchase ami shipment of articles
by express by what la known aa the
“order and commission“ department.
Lumbermen File Protrtt With Inter
Washington, Nov. 19.—A conspiracy
between the Hill and ilatrlman Hie«
to shut out com|M-tition, b>s«t rates fur
transportation of lumber from Oregon
and other North Pacific alate« to the
East, is charged in aeomplainl by prac
tically ell ol the big lumber manufact
urers of those slates, .which waa filed
bxlay with the Interstate Commerce
commiMion, All the Hill and Harri
man r<«4a in Oregon are now putting
into effect increased rate* at from five
Io ten cents per hu id red.
“Tills will gieatly injure and to some
extent destroy the lumlier industry of
Oregon, an indnatty yielding products
worth *30,000,000 nt the mills and
which is laying the roads *12,081,1X8)
In freight yearly,’’ says the complaint.
“It la unjust and unreasonable to im-
pree on tills Indus! ry the additional
burden to [my divldemla on gnawly ex-
cresive capital (trek and principal and
interest on exrereive Ironds.”
The manulacturers ask that a reason-
ible rate be fixed by the cotnmlselon.
Working for Minirg Bureau.
Washington, Nov. HL—J. >1. Rich-
ar<ls, of Boise, Idaho, ia now in Wash*
ingtoti endeavoring to procure support
from cabinet members for the pmp-i-al
marie by the American Mining con
gress, of whteli he Ia president, for the
creation of a department of imnes a d
mining. For several years tins rn n ng
organisation has been instating on the
establishment ot an additional cabinet
office to care for mineral matters, a> d
Richard«' visit here is in pursuance of
the policy designated by hia organisa
tion. He has seen the secretary of the
interior and other powerful government
officials, seeking to induce them to
coms out openly in favor of the pro
Exchange Coaling Rights.
Washington, Nov. 20—Mexican war
vessels will be given the privilege of
Washington, Nov. 20 —Senator W coaling in American waters whenever
II Heyburn, of Idaho, purpoel*« to re-| they desire to do so, tn return for the
Intrixlnre hia fotnier lull In the Hix- courteav extended to this government
tieth congre«« this Ihx-etulier to extab- oi keeping oolIlers in .Magdalena lay,
ll»h what shall 1» called “ _______
Diitrlct I.ower t'alifronia, where the lattleships
land Coiiris ot the United Htates.” and tbe torpedo flotilla are to rendexv in
special land early
Illa object la to give • thia i-,..-.
----- . in the
oonrt the adjudiretion of all Caere in-1 *<«* ‘«ken by thia gove.nmeiit with a
volving q ie-tions of title Io public view to vwuring from Mexico target
lamia which liaye been taken under the predice ground at Magdalena bay, but
Bevftral I mwa Affecting «vttlerw on thr
.Mvxon government discouraged
and the matter was dropped.
public doinHin. The court In to lx* cm -
tablished only In states in which re
Asks tor Fortifications.
main unappropi iated 2,500,001) acres.
Washington, Nov. 14 —Congress will
! la* reked hi sppiopi late (22.000,"OO for
Will Ratir« tue Dieabled.
Washington. N'ov. 14. — Brigadier fortifications at the approaching nee-
General John M. Ikivia preaided Over slon. Ten millions of title amount is
ine <lelliierst Ions of an ariny retiring | intended for Insular porereaions. The
bwrd, which met at the Washington Htinnal report of Brigadier General Mc-
birracka today. Betöre thia l««rd are Kenxie, chief of army engineer«, saa
It nays that in
t<> cotn« for exarninatlon 17 officera I maile public today.
above the grade of captain, who falled 'carrying cut projects outlituxi by the
to qualify for the ritling te«t dlrtM-teil national coast defense bourd, it la pr<>-
by President Roosevelt. Tislay’s work MSSd t-> synod *4.4SX,OOO in Manila
ol the Ixard was brief. The officerw 1 forti first Ions, (1,110.000 at Honolulu
ordered betöre it Ire tlret to be exarn- and at Pearl harhr, Hawaii; *1,120,200
Ined pliyaically by tho medical otlicor» in Gnatsnamo l«y Cuba.
of the board es to their condition, and
Cortelyou Pleased at Situation.
tlie Undings subtnilted Io the Istard.
Washington, Nov. 16. — Secretary
Many Errors Made.
Cortelyou «aid today upon leaving tbe
Washington, Nov. 16 —Serious errors cabinet meeting, 6nancial matters had
in battleehip construction continue to not been considered during the meet
l>e made by the Navy department, re ing; that the outlook was steadily im
gardless of the warnings of the hard of proving, principally in New York; that
inspection ami survey, according to an relief was l>eing extended quite freely
editorial In the November issue of the to the Middle West, principally to Ht.
Navy. It chargee that there are many Louie. This did not indicate that tbe
defects In all of the new battleships, situation In this locality was serlons,
arising from the helter-skelter methods he said, but simply showed a general
of planning and building.
The reor easing of the stringency.
ganisation nf the navy's administration
system is com mended as the only cure.
Admirals Ara Invited.
Washington, Nov. 14.—Rear Ad-
Car Shortage Serious.
miral Evans, now commanding the At
Washington, Nov. 14. — According to lantic Meet, conferred with naval offi
figures just compiled by ths department cers today respecting various details
of Commtree and labor, car shortage connected with the coming movement
in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Wash of his fleet to the Pacific ocean. It is
ington and Oregon ia more serlons than nnderstixvd thst the president, who is
it waa a year ago.
In substance, thr to leave Washington aboard the May
Increase In the number of care handled flower to review the fleet,in Rampton
for the year of 1907 up to date is Roads, has Invited Hecretary Metcalf
slightly more than eight per cent, ami Admirals Dewey, Rrownson and
while the drinand for care increased in Coles to lie his guests on that occasion.
the same petlod from 10 to 20 per cent.
Wants land Courts.
Would Accept Japar'a Invitation
Congress to Give Relief.
Washington, Nov. IB.—State depart
Washington, Nov. 20.—There are so ment officials favor accepting the invi-
few members of either house of con-I tatlon of the Japanese government to
grera who deal directly with financial participate in an exposition et Tokio in
legislation in the capital that it Is Im 1912.
If approved by the pres ident
possible to make any definite prediction the attention of congress will be called
as to what course financial legislation to the matter with a view to an appro
will take at the approaching session. priation for the purpose. Japan always
All who are here, however, agree that has been prnmpt, It is said at the de
the conditions are «nob that something partment, to Interest herself in exposi
must be done, and the preponderance of tions held in the United Htates.
opinion favors the view that relief leg-
New Washington Rural Routes.
islaton will he prompt.
Washington, Nov. 18.—Washington
Negro District Attorney.
rnral free delivery rontee ordered estab
Washington, Nov. 18.—James A. lished
Cobb, a negro, has been appointed spe county, route 1, population 300, fami
cial assistant IIniteri Htates attorney for lies 71; Ponlsbo, Kitsap county, route
2, population ITS, families 88.
the District of Columbia^
Naw York, Nov. 16.-In New York
financial circle* the view waa freely eg-
pr«r»aed Malay that the action of Gover
nor Hiigiire in appointing a commis
sion to rsoorntnend changes In the New
Y >rk banking laws may result In a
Similar movement extending to other
eeitions ot the country and In the en-
ncluient ot legislation which will place
state liankv on a Iwala and under super
vision more closely akin to tliat ol the
national laii ka. A. H Hepburn, presi
dent of the Chase National bank, arid
ex-controller of the currency, who, It la
generally corx-«Mled, will be chairman
ol the Hughre commiMion, is a strong
a* I vocals ot the national tanking sys
tem. It is lie lie veil tliat Mr. Hepburn
will pscaotially recommend to Idsssso-
elates that ths slate law should I*
made to oonform a« nearly as ,xrMible
to the Federal Hatu're.
The report ot ths commiMion Is
lixrked forward to by bankers general
ly as likely to expreM at once the high
est ami m et conservative opinion aa to
re'orma In the way of stale financial
legislation. Many bsbkers ar* Iriclined
to Iwlieve that the report of the oom-
miaalon main to Mr. Hughes may form
Un-framewurk <>f leglelailon in many
other «tale*. The recommendation« of
the commiMion are therefore lixiked
npon aa Ire lug national as well aa hx-al
Mr. Hepburn said t<«lay that the
commisalou will get to work Inside of
one Week. Trust companies, it is un
derstood, sill come In lor a large share
ot consideration, and II ia believed that
the euggeetion will be made that the
laws governing them should conform to
those relating to the regular banka.
NATIONAL AID TO MINING.
Mining Congress Wants Mineral Land
Joplin, Mo., Nov. 61.—The Ameri
ca i Mining congress, in session here,
yesterday unanimously adopted a IHO-
lution lavoring national legislation gov
erning mining lamia and a retouItion
indorting the National A sms iation of
Mining Melinola and urging that the co
operation of the national administra
tion Ire secured.
The resolution relating to mineral
land especially urges the enactment of
laws for the protection of the rights of
the pe- pie against the speculative ac
quirement of large arvaa of the nation
The committee on corporation laws
made a re|s>rt advocating efforts on the
part of those engaged in the mining
industry to secure the [««rage of laws
providing greater protection for mining
Dr V. C. Andersen, president of the
Colorado school of mines, made an ad
dress cn the theme “What the Profes
sor May Reasonably Expect Ftom the
Mining School Graduate.”
Young, director of the Miaeouri school
of mines, at Rolla, spoke on “Hecond-
ary Technical Education Applied to
Mining," and H. IL Htock, editor of
Mines and Minerale, «|>okeon the value
of correeponderce instruction to the
The Columbus, O., delega'ion ap
pears the mo«t aggtersive in the field
for the honor of entertaining thy next
LEGISLATURE WILL CONVENE.
Sptcial Session to Extend Time for
Kscramento, Gal., Nov. 16.—Governor
Gillette decided last night to cal) an
extraordinary sr-rrion nf the Mate legis
lature, to convene next Tuesday, No
vember 19, to meet exigencies ol the
present financial striugemy. It will lx*
stated in tlie call that the principal
measure to I* considered is one extend
ing the time of the payment of taxes
in order to prevent the a itlidrwwal of
money from circulation.
measure to be considered is one permit
ting the courts to continue during “spa
cial holidays "
The call will alao provide for the ap
proval of amendments to the San Finn-
cisco charter and for im|wachment pre
cei’dmg" against Andrew M. Wilson,
state railroad commissioner, who has
confessed that, whiles member of the
Ixiard of su|*ervisors of Han Ftancisco,
he accepted bribes.
Gain of National Grange.
Hartford, C*nn.. Nov. 15.—Members
of the National grange assembled here
today for the forty-first annual gatlnr-
ing of the national body. The attend
ance is cenndered larger than any pre
vious convention. According to the an
nual report of ex-Governor N. J. Hatch-
eler. of New Hampshire, the master of
the National grange, the membership
has made a net gain dining the year of
8 percent, a larger gain than recorded
in more than 30 years. The 38.000,000
people classed under “agriculture" pro
duced crops worth *7,000,000,000.
Admit They Shot Walker.
Durango, Colo., Nov. IS.—William
Mason and Joseph Vanderweide, who
have confessed to the shooting and kill
ing of Joseph A. Walker, the secret ser
vice operative at the Keeper ns coal mine
ten days ago, while he was securing
evidence regarding coal land frauds,
were released from the county jail here
today, having furnished satisfactory
bonds in the mini of *20,(MIO each.
Vanderweide tired the fatal shots which
killed Walker to save Mason’s lite, he
declarer. Th« government officials de
ny the shots wars fired for this purpose.
German Spies Arrested.
Warsaw, Nov. 18.—The authorities
< f this city made several arrests Us lay
in connection with the discovery of a
(tensal ional plot for the sale and convey
ance of a quantity of military documenta
The information upon
which the arrests were made was furn
ished by state detectives. A total of 20
ware taken into custody. Among them
were two trainmasters of'the Warsaw-
Vistula railroad line and their wives,
who were apprehended at Alexandrov.
New Orleans Mint on Overtime.
New Orleans, Nov. 18.—The mint
here hss received an order directing
overtime In Older to coin monthly
*200,000 of subsidiary coin in addition
to the regular ooinage of *600,000 per
REVISE THE TARIFF AID FOR NORTH WEST
Next Congress May Appoint Com Appropriations Recommended for
mission lor Work.
Riven and Harbors. k
BEVERIDGE TO OFFER THE BILL COMPLETE COLUMBIA BAR JETTV
Roosevelt Advocated Buch a Plan In Wants Money for Celilo Canal, Upper
Speech Made Five Years Ago
Columbia ard 6nake Rivers
and Soil Favors It.
ai d Grays Harbor.
Washington, Nov. 16.—One of the
most ptomising signs is that the next
congress will seriously lake up U*e
matter of tariff revision.
is an utter impossibility to state at the
present moment what action will be
taken by oongrem, dominated, as i« ir,
by men of blgh tariff belief, it would
■eem tliat the appointment of a com
mission would soothe tbe feelings of
the revisionists in Maasa<-h'»etto. Wis
consin and other ststee end would keep
them in line with the rest of the party
for the earnest support ol the next pres-
Word has come to the *-apltal that it
ia the Intention of Benatoi Beveridge,
of Indiana, to introduce a bill for the
appointment of a commiMion whose
duty it shall be to study the rchedulee
with card and be prejered to advise
congiox* on the matter of revision.
Many Republicans ot the saner
thought never have been aide to under
stand why the tariff should be purely a
These men are not
“stand patters,” nor are they freetrad
ers. They believe tliat, if p*ilitics oould
tie laid aside, the tariff might 1« ad
justed so that tbe vmi majority of
Americans, consumer« snd manufac
turer«, might lie benetitted and that in
the revision there would be found the
germ of political peace
There is a suspicion in Washington
that President Roosevelt may recom
mend tbe appointment of a tariff com-
rnitsion in hie next message. It goes
also without saying tliat Mr. Beveridge
must have consulted Mr. Kooeevelt
about the measure which it is believed
te lie the eenator'a intention to intro-
dnee. Aa a matter of fact, the preei-
dent stands committed to such a com
mission. Probably the matter has been
forgotten by the public, but in a epe<ch
delivered in Indiana September 3,
1902, Mr. Roosevelt advocated tbe
forming of such a commission.
MORE JAPANESE COME IN.
Great Increase in Immigration During
Washington, Nov. 16.—While immi
gration to America from all countries
showed during October s considerable
incresse, being 29 per cent greater than
in October, 1906, and 12 per cent
greater than October, 1906, the increase
in Immigration from Japan was greater
than lias lieen shown in any one month
in the history of the immigratbion serv
operating against the Japanese and Co-'
rean« have been in force about seven
months, but notwitetanding this the
immigration of Japanese constantly
has increased during that period.
The official returns show tlist during
October, 1906, before the restrictive
regulations were thought of, the num
ber of Japanese who arrived in this
country wan 684.
During October cf
th it year the number, not counting
•cores who were smuggled across the
Canadian aud Mexican borders, was 1,-
616. an increase of about 250 per cent.
While the increase in Japanese im
migration is not pariiiu 1stly alarming
in the minds of officials of the govern
ment, Iwranse the percentage of Japan
ese immigrants is not large, it has been
sufficient to create comment. No state
ment concerning the matter, however,
can be obtained from any responsible
official of the department of commerce
thousands Idle in Csnsds.
Vancouver. B. C., Nov. 16.—Van
couver is lieing fio-xied withall kinds of
laborers and no work is available. A
call for mote men was made several
months ago, but when they were want
ed they were not to be had. Now,
when winter is setting in and work ia
living shut down in the inter-lnmber
and copper camps, hundreds of men are
available. Two thousand men are idle
in boundary ditriets.
The mayor of
Vancouver has cheed the labor bureau,
so many were the applications made
with no places to supply.
We«w I ■smvelwd.
Nothing Is more faai-loatiiig than try
ing to fathom tbe secrets of the deep,
particularly wlmn It couma to a[xa u-
latlag on the fate of Teasels which
bare disappeared without known cause.
Thera are many such caaes, and they
are atiaolutely baffling. Hhlpe bare
gaily left p*>rL~WHb every prospect of
a safe voyage, never to be heard of
What are tbe secreta of these myste
rious vanlablnge of stately ahl|m with
their crews aud cargoes
In 19 cases
«>ut of 2o tbe seiretS lie with tin* shl[m
ioany farhoroa deep, and will perhaps
ryever leap to light. To this day no
due knows what Ixx-ame of tlie City of
< daagow. which set her an I la so gal
lantly In the Mersey half a century
ami more ago. hound for Philadelphia.
Hhe carried over 4<M) (MiaaengerB ami a
erew of 76; but alie never reached Phil-
adelphln. nor waa she ever seen agr.ln
after the hills of Wales were lost to
Tb<- Burvle Castle left fxindon some
year« ago on a long voyage to Austra
lia. Hhe should have made a final call
at Plymouth, twit sire never came with
in eight of the IL*, nor has human eye
ever aren her from tlie day she dropped
<lown the channel. It was on May IO,
1851. that the I-ady Nugent spread her
sails at Madras with 367 of tbe Twen-
tj-flfth Madras Light Infantry and oth
er paxAenirerx aboard. Her destination
waa IlLngixm, but half a century has
gone J*i,[ neither Itangixm m»r any
>tber [fort has sighted her.
Nearly two year* later the Collins
liner, tbe Pacific, dropped down tbe
Merxev with 180 souls on board. She
wax accounted one of tbe stoutest and
-wlftest vem-Is of her time—and oo.
no doubt, she was. But she went tbe
way the City of Glasgow bad gone a
■ouple of years earlier, and for 49 yea re
has been lying at tbe bottom of tbe
sea—but where, none may know till all
«•«■reta are revealed. Tbe training ves
sel Atlanta started, a quarter of a cen
tury ago. for a short cruise In Bet
mudan waters, and from that day to
this no i>ne know* what T*ecanie of her
and the 250 souls she carried.
On January 28, 1870. tbe City of
Boston sailed from Halifax for En
gland with 191 souls on board. She
was an Inman liner, a fine ship, splen
didly equipped and handled ; but she,
too, was destined to vanish from tbe
fare of tbe waters.
Washington, Nov. 14.—In his annual
report made public today. General Mac-
Krone, chief of army enginerrs, recom
mends that confrere, at its oomi ng ses
sion, appropriate the *1.700,909 which
>u authorised last aemii.n Io complete
the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia
river. When this appropriation was
ant hot lied It was believed that tbe
amount would complete the project,
but owing to tbe increased price of
lumber and material and the damage
caused by sinter storms it is now be
lieved that a supplementary estimate
covering the increase in cost will have
to tie submitted.
General MacKemie also belceives
that 180 000 or *90,000 should 1« ex
pendel putting new boilers in the
dredge Chinook, whiuh is now onsea
If this done, the dredge can
be put back to work on the bsr, and it
Is his belief tliat it could greatly aid
the concentrated tidal current in broad
ening and deepening the channel now
In process of formation.
The last river and harbor bill anthof
riled the appropriation of *500,000 for
the C dilo canal, in addition to *100,-
000 then made available. It is recom
mended that this amount be appropri
ated at the coming xesaion so that work
can be continued without delay.
will leave nearly *3,000,000 yet to be'
General MacKenlxe recommends that
congress provide for the construction of
a revetment opposite Albany and for
the extension of the existing revetment
at Independence in the Williamette
river, sc a < to maintain tbe existing
alignment of the river bank and chan
nels. No new appropriation is recom
Tbe improvement of the
Upper Colnmb a and Hnake rivers is
proceeding and tbe work will be flniih-
ed by tbe ime the Cell Io canal is com-
p'eted. Further improvements of Coos
PRINCESS ENA HAS CHANGED.
bay depend upon tbe report of the spe
cial army engineer tmard appointed to
Preriy Fare •< rhe Qaeea nt Spalo
determine the advisability of deepening
Now Looks More Womaalx.
the channel actoee the bar. If this
Queen Victoria Eugenie, as her Span
board reports favorably it will submit
ish subjects call England's Princess
the (reject and estimates which will for
Ena. has changed In appearance since
the laris of legislation in tbe next river
she has been here, says a Madrid let
and harbor bill.
Tillamook bay and other harbor« ter In the New York World. She now
along the Oregon c<«st are not to be looks much more womanly, and often
further improved until the completion a sad expression clouds her pretty face,
of the dredge, for which *100,001) was which is perhaps not surprising when
one reuiemtiers the narrow escape she
appropriated at the last seerion.
General MacKenx e also recommends had from the anarchist's bomb ou tbe
an appropriation or (40,000 to complete day of her marriage. She is inclined
the dredging of tbe Puyallup waterway, to stoutness, but Spaniards like mat
Tacoma harbor. No appropriation is ronly women, and consider her all the
asked for the canal connecting Lake more beautiful on that an-ount.
Washington with Puget sound, near
Apart from tbe occasional sad ex-
Heattie. thia work having been under pression mentioned she seems to bo
taken by private enterprise
Four hun quite happy, and her young busband Is
dred thousand dollars authorised last very devoted to her. Nor can she com
session is asked to complete tbe 9,000- plain of any lack of affection front
foot jetty at the entrance to Grays har
her royal mother-in-law or the other
members of the Siatnish royal family.
The report ststee thst the dredge be
When seen in public tbe two queena
ing built for coast harbors will operate
look very well, indeed—the stately Aus
along the Washington as well aa the
Oregon reset, and in numerous tributa trian and tbe young English girl, so
Saxon like, with her pink and white
ries of Puget sound.
Ger eral MaeKenxie’s report deals also complexion and golden locks.
with the question of the improve queens are fond of beautiful clothes
ments of rivers and harbors. It sub and dress to [lerfection. The tasteful
mits estimates aggregating more than balf-uiournlng tints of Queen Christina
*27.000,000 for the fiscal year 1909, serve as a soft background for the
which will be inclnded by Secretary dainty bright blues and piuks of Queen
Taft in his report to congress.
Victoria Eugenie's attire.
At the last fee« ion of congress a river
The queens of Spain have always
and harbor appropriation bill was been famous for their splendid Jewelry,
passed carrying a large amount of mon and King Alfonso has given his wife,
ey and authorising the War department among other things, a superb closed
to enter into contracts fcr various pro coronet. which she wears on state occa
jects. Because of the improbability of sions, but she never looks so beautiful
any legislation of that character during as when wearing the splendid turquoise
the coming session, except to make ap
ornament presented to her on her mar
propriations for carrying on work’al- '
riage by King Ixl« ard and Queen Alex
ready authorised and contracted for. '
General MacKenxie does not submit andra.
any estimates for new projects.
Mlirtl I.luuorx Rnrrrd.
Foils Forgers of Scrip.
Rory MacSnory was the villag»
blacksmith and one of the most power
ful singers In the choir of the kirk at
AuchleiK herlcs. To show off hls voice
to full advantage he would vary hls
style from tuiss to alto and from alto
to treble in the same hymn.
The minister had long observed that
Itory's methixls were upsetting tlie gen-
■ral melody of the congregation's sing
ing, and at length he resolved to bring
tbe culprit to book.
“Hymn 34." he annMnced. “and a'
tbeglther. Atal. Mr. MacSnory. if ye’re
tae sing tenor, sing tenor, or If ye'rs
tae slug bass, sing bass, but we'll hae
nae malr o' yer shaudvgaff
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 14.—Another
(1,000,000 of I j O s Angeles clearing
house scrip was sent into circulation to
day, by local clearing house banks,
bringing the total of this money medi
um in local circulation np to (2,000,-
00‘). However, the issuing of the sec
ond (1,000,000 is entirely for the pur
pose of immediately retiring the cur
rency issue of (1,000,000 because of the
peculiar erroneous belief that the first
issue of scrip can be easily counterfeited.
Brobeck Will Be Tried.
The new scrip which will appear today
San Franciaco, Nov. 16.—The Su is an intricate bit of lithography.
preme court t<«lay rendered a decision
in the case of W. I. Brobeck, one of the
Powder to Control Utes.
applicants for the Parkside trolley
Omaha, Nov. 14.—Forty tons of powd
franchise before the former board of er and shells passed through Omaha
Whnt lie Meant.
supervisory, with his a«a<x!iatee, W. yesterday over the Missouri Pacific and
A young man of Boston who had fall-
H. Umheen snd J. E. Green, under in the Northwestern on the way to Gettys d to pay hls laundry bill endeavored
dictment for attempted bribery. Bro- burg. 8. D.. the scene of the Ute In o turn liia Chinaman aside from In-
beck applied for a writ of prohibition dian trouble. • The shipment war from [ulry by an attack U[x>n the Celestial's
to prevent the trial of the pending case Fort Leavenworth and included eevfral manner of s|»'eeh.
against him, on the ground that there Gatling gnns. Colonel West, Second
“Why do you say 'Fllday,' John?" tie
waa not mfficient evidence to justify cavalry, from Fort Dee Moines, wires tsked.
The Supreme court the army officers here from Thunder
"Say Fllday because 1 mean Fllday."
did not agree with hia contention.
ereek, 8. D., that all three squadrons of re|ill«l John, stoutly. "No say Fllday
the regiment are now there.
He ■ng- ind mean maybe week after ilex', like
No Interest In Ballot.
gests a new lotile, involving lees haul-
Mel lean man."
Topeka, Kan., Nor. 16.—Scarcely a Ing for snppllss.
half dosen women delegates are in To
Final Trial of Battleship
peka to attend the mettlng of the Kan
'I supi*osv you have taken a great
sas Equal Huffragista yesterday and
Hostile, Nov. 14 —Hailing orders have leal of pride in your farm?”
today. So discouragingly small is the been given to the hattleehip Nebraska,
“Yea,’ answered Farmer Corntoesel.
attendance that it is said the meeting and she will sail this afternoon or poe "I waa as proud as any man can be
will not last through the day. The sitly Friday morning for her final and when I bought this farm. I don't ex-
object of the gathering is to form so official trial cruise.
On her behavii r I peet to be that proud but once more
organixstion for the purpose of electing on this last and ultimate test will dt In n*y whole life.”
members of the legislature pledged to pend her final acceptance by the United
“When will that be?”
give women the equal right of suffrage Htates government.
“When I succeed In selling It."—
(100,090 is tied np in the Nebraska, of Washington Star.
money due the Moran Brothers com
The Lon* ■■« Short.
Consents to Obey Law.
pany, her builders. This amount has
“Woman don't wear bathing nlta
Guthrie, Okla.. Nov. 16.—The Rock been held out pending the final cruise.
tong up In Maine.”
Island will accept the 2-cent railroad
“No, and they wear them rather
fare prevision of the Oklahoma consti
Pay Most of Claims.
tution, which goes [into effect Novem
Vancouver, B. C., Nov. 14.—Mao- short In Galveston.”—Houston Post
This statement waa made Kenxie King, Federal commiMioner,
If love would only remain blind af
frankly and without hesitation by B. recommends the payment of (10,000
F. Winchfll, president of the Rock on* of the *13,000 of consequential ter marriage—but what'a the use!
Island system, in conference with damage« claimed by Japanese merchants
An empty stomach provides a
Guthrie eity officers today.
as • result sf ths reseat riots.
with food for thought
POBPOUU DRIVI TO H.BDG1
Slab« nt nt« Sebeel Beta«« TbeegrbM
nt Sea Sevsewts.
If the Women's Christian Teniper-
ance Union only bad a recruiting of
fico at tbe Battery to-day It might
have gained a couple of hundred cow
verta without any trouble al all. says
the New York Telegram. “Honsst
Bill” Quigley, a Battery boatman,
atanda sponsor for this statement, and
hls any-so ought to -cunt for some
"You see." said "Honest Rill," In ex
plaining Ills statement. “I've been
'round thia part foe many a year and
I've seen many a queer sight, but I
never saw a school of porpoises cause
such a run on the Temperance bank
ns I did this very same loomin' Why.
when the municipal boats docked from
Staten Island there was the biggest
ruab for pledges you ever beard tell
“'Did yon see It?*’ says one wild-
eyed Individual to me.
“'See what?* Mya 1.
“Tbe sea earplnt,' says he.
A im .
then he makes a dash for the Water
street mlmlon. And he wasn't the only
one, either. Bure they must put up a
swell brand of boose over on Staten
Island for nine out of every ten of
these commuters followed bls lead.
"Well, while 1 was ponderin’ over
their antics 1 rambled down to the
barge office dock and lookin' out over
tbe river, what d'yer think I saw—
nothin' but a school of Innix-ent play
ful [Mirpolses. And they was the sea
sarplnt. rnlnd you, what them Staten
Islanders saw”—and Bill spat din-
gustedly Into the river.
Tbe Htaten Islanders, however, were
not the only persons fooled by the por
poises. Paseengers on every craft In
the bay. from saucy little tugs to great
ocean liners, had a sight for tbelr eyre
In the great school that gamboled gai
ly through the Ambnxae channel Into
the harbor. Their flashing taxi Ire. a a
they curved In and out of the water,
caused many a person to believe be
was gazing on sea serpent*.
After i-reatlng almost a panic In tbe
bay tbe school, headed by a big "buck”
porpoise, swam up the East River. It
la rei-.rted that ax they passed under
the Brooklyn bridge a donkey engine
on one of the lighters docked at tbe
Brooklyn side kicked almost frantic
ally. Tbe porpoises are said to be
bound for Boston, where they will at
tend a nature faker's convention.
In Caugblln v. Campbell, Daaell
Banking Company. 89 Pacific Reporter.
253. the Colorado Supreme Court lays
down tbe rule that an owner of a team
is not negligent |>er se In leaving tbe
team nnattended on a public highway
ami restrained only by a fifty-six-pound
weight attached to tbe horses’ bits. If
some restraint Is placed on horses left
standing on a street, the question of
negligence Is for tbe Jury.
Passengers about to board street cars
who have only bills of large denomina
tions must take care to have them
changed before tendering payment for
their car fare, according to the deci
sion of tbe Tennessee Supreme Court
In Knoxville Traction Company v.
Wilkeson. 99 Southwestern Reporter.
91/2. wherein It was held that a rule of
a company fixing *5 as tbe limit on the
amount of change It will undertake to
furnish passengers Is reasonable.
Tbe right of a mother to have her
child brought np by foster parents tn
her religious faith Is considered to be
true as a genera! proposition by tbe
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachu
setts In Pulrton V. Jamrock. SO North
eastern Reporter, 902, but If the wishes
of the mother with reference to the
religious faith of tbe child cannot be
"arrled Into effect without sacrificing
what tire court deems to be for the
welfare of the child, they must so far
be disregard«!. The court will not of
Itself prefer one church to another, but
will act without bias for tbe welfare of
the child under tbe circumstances of
A spectator at an automoblie race
Illegally conducted on a city street,
who 1» Injured by an automobile
swerving In Its course and leaving the
street, is not precluded from recover
ing for his Injury because he knew the
race was Illegally conducted, according
to the decision of New York Court of
Appeals In Johnson v. City of New
York. 78 Northeastern Reporter. 715;
but the Injured spectator cannot re
cover merely on the ground of the Ille
gality of tbe contest. He must prove
negligence on tbe part of defendant.
See Canlong v. Wedger. 156 Massachu
setts, 462. 31 Northeastern Reporter.
«4?. and Frost V. Jossetyn. 180 Massa
chusetts. 389. 62 Northeastern Reporter.
J ■«■*<! by Tbelr Cats.
“No, ma'am.” said an Irish maid ot
much experience as she returned to a
New York Intelligence office the other
day. “I didn't engage with that fam-
Uy- I didn't like the look* of their
"Of their cat!” repeated the owner
of tbe office In amaaement. "Why, Ka
tie. I’m sure they wouldn't keep a cat
that was In any way dangerous.”
“Not dangerous, no. ma'vm. hnt a
restless, unhappy looking creature that
didn't speak well for the family,” re
plied the girl. "I always Judge a fam
ily by their cat—if they have one. A
sleek, comfortable pussy who comes up
and rubs against you means n quiet,
good-natured family and one that's not
worrying about ways and niexns, hut a
nervous, unfriendly kxiklng cat reflect*
a household which la on tJie verge of
nervous prostration or financial ruin
or some other horrible trouble.
“I've been living with families and
studying their csts for twenty-five
years, snd I’ve never known the sign
to fall. A family that can't make Its
cat happy is one to make any servant
miserable."—New York Frees.