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NEWS OF THE WEEK
3n a Condensed Form lor
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events '
of the Past Week.
Taft is visiting the principal towns
of the Philippines.
Rumor again has it that Harriman
is to be deposed as king of the rail
roads. A man has just been arrested in Eng
land who threatened to kill King Ed
ward. Governor Vardaman, of Mississippi,
Bays Bryan will be elected our next
There has been t marked slump in
the consumption of liquors in Kansas
the past year.
Seattle has appealed to Governor
Mead for funds with which to fight the
Miliiia has been called out to quell
disturbances growineg out of the car
strike at Yonkers, N. Y.
Letters of the late Queen Victoria
covericg 24 years of her life have just
been published in book form.
The Pettibone trial for complicity in.
the murder of ex-Governor Steunenberg
Las been postponed until November 18.
The North Bank railroad from Pasco
to Vancouver, Wash., will be In opera
tion by January 1, and the bridges
across the Columbia and Willamette by
the middle of the summer.
A few more small banks in New York
have closed, but the big ones stand
There have been 48 cases of bubonic
plague at San Francisco which proved
An armed man held up a freight
train near Los Angeles and robbed the
The Commercial Telegraphers' union
has decided to ask terms of the tele
The Vancouver, B. C, city council
hftB appealed to the government to ex
clude all Asiatics.
The Japanese at Vancouver, B. C,
are making exorbitant claims for dam
ages sustained during the riots.
There are rumors that the Ute In
dians on the Cheyenne river reserva
tion are about ready for an outbreak.
Representative Burton Is likely to re
main chairman of the rivers and har
bors committee during the next session
Thirty-three suits against the South
em Pacific have been filed at the re
quest of the attorney genoral for viola'
tion of the 28-hour law. .
Kansas City is working for the Re
publican national convention.
More than 20 persons were injured
in a streot oar collision at Chicago.
The panio in the East occasioned by
Wall street operations is about over
A b'g prairie fire has swept the Sioux
Indian reservation near Valentine,
It is said Roosevelt will try for
Piatt's seat in the senate if a president
to his liking is elected.
There have been four deaths in Se
attle In which the symptoms were very
similar to boubonlo plague.
Harriman may distribute the stocks
of other roads held by the Union Pad
flo among the stockholders of the latter
The trans-Atlantic liner Lusltania
has crossed from New York to Queens
town in 4 days, 22 hours and 40 min
utes. The Alton and Burlington roadB in
tend to cut the passenger tchedule from
Chicago to Kansas City and Denver.
Other roads are expected to follow suit.
United Railroads employes and the
police clashed again in San Franoisco
with the result that a conductor was
shot and an ollker beaten and three
Chicago clubs have ttarted a war
Ex-President Bmall is continuing his
fight and may split the telcgtaphers'
In a speech at Nashville, Roosevelt
deolard he would not change his policy
on account of Wall street.
The fight between Harriman and
Fish for control of the Illinois Central
may be settled out ol court.
The threatened strike of Denver A
Rio tirando telegraphers will not take
place as the men have voted to remain
The Moors set a trap for French
troops but were surprised and routed.
Secretary Cottelyou says he will
assist the New York banks hurl by the
Wall street panio as all the Institutions
President Butler, of Columbia Uni
versity, in an address at Chicago, ad
vocated changes in the Sherman law
which would permit trusts but put the
men at the head of them within reach
of the law.
President Sets Apart November 28 as
Day of Thanksgiving..
Washington, Oct. 28. The presi
dent's annual Thanksgiving proclama
tion, issued Saturday, selecting Thurs
day, November 28, for the people to as
semble to pray that they may be given
strength so to order their lives as to de
serve a continuation of the manifold
blessings of the past year, triumphant
ly declares that nowhere in the world
is there such an opportunity for a free
people to develop to the fullest extent
all powers of body, mind and character
"During the past year we have been
free from famine, from pestilence, from
war," it declares. Our natural re
sources are at least as great as those of
any nation. Much has been given us
from on high and much will rightly be
expected of us in return. Into our care
the 10 talents have been entrusted, and
we are to be pardoned neither if we
squander and waste them, nor yet if we
clue them in a napkin.
"We should earnestly pray that the
spirit of righteousness may grow great
er in the hearts of all and that our souls
may be inclined even more toward the
virtues that tell of gentleness, for lov
ing kindness and forebearance one with
another, for without these qualities
neither nation nor individual can rise
to the level of greatness."
FIXES SAILING DATE.
All Plans Complete for Fleet to Sai
for Pacific December 16.
Washington, Oct 28. Secretary
Metca II today announced that it was
definitely settled that the Atlantio fleet
will leave Hampton Roads on December
16 for its cruise to the Pacific coast
This annouucementfollowed a confer
ence held at the White House, to
which the president summoned Secre
tary Metcalf, Rear Admiral Evans, who
will command the fleet on its cruise to
the Pacific, and Rear Admiral Brown
son, chief of the bureau of navigation
of the Navy department. The confer
ence was called to continue more in de
tail the cabinet meeting discussion of
naval affairs. The discussion related
particularly to details of the Atlantic
fleet's cruise to the Pacific.
It is understood that matters11 were in
such shape that the president was thor
oughly informed on all important items
In the itinerary. Admiral Evans, who
has been confined to his apartments on
account of an indisposition, looked and
declared himself to be much improved
in health. The bureau of insular
affairs today received a cablegam from
Governor General Smith, of the Philip
pines, asking that the Atlantic fleet be
permitted to visit Manila during the
week beginning February 10, in order
to attend to pie-Lenten festivities.
The fact that the fleet will not have
arrived in Pacific waters by that time
Mr. Metcalf stated that the question
of allowing newspaper correspondents
to accompany the fleet was discussed
and the conclusion reached not to allow
newspaper men aboard, but that oflicers
of the fleet would be designated to send
such news as might be thought deeir
able to make public.
TWO-CENT FARE PROFITABLE.
Two Roads In Missouri Make Money
Under New Law.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 28. Having
round the two-cent fare profitable, two
of the railroads operating in Missouri
nave ueciuou to give the new law an
other month's trial.
Herbert S. Hadley, attorney general
of Missouri, said this morning that he
had Information from a reliable source
that two of the railroads operating in
Missouri had found the 2-cent fare to
"The auditors of two of the railroads
say the 2-cent rate lias proved profit
able, while others take a different view
of it," said Mr. Hadley.
"The fact that the railroads can't
agree on the proposition caused them
to decide to give it i another month's
trial before going into court again. I
shall not take any further steps in the
matter unless the railroads make a
move. I Bhalt be satisfied if they de
cide to continue the 2-ceut rate indefi
Senator Owen for Suffrage.
Muskogee, I. T., Oct. 28. The ad
vocates of women suffrage will find a
powerful ally in Robert L. Owen, sen
ator elect from Oklahoma. Senator
Owen has long held strong Ideas rela
tive to the rights of women to the bal
lot. Last fall when the constitutional
convention was in session In Guthrie,
he openly espoused the cause and as
sisted in every way he could to get a
favorable olause in the constitution.
ColonellOwen Is also a "white ribbon-
er," and never touches liquor in any
Indicted for Grafting.
Indianapolis, Oct. 28. The Marion
oounty grand jury has returned indict
ments against Henry Marshall, of Ia-
fayette, president of the Western Con
struction company, and formerly speak
er of the Indiana house of representa
tives. George W, Baxter, cashier of
the company, was indicted also. The
company has contracts with the city of
Indianapolis for repairing asphalt
streets. Harry Brunaugh, agent of the
company, has been brought back.
Considers Sues Route.
Rome, Oct. 28. The United States
contuls at Naples, Palermo and Messi
na have received instructions from
Washington to ascertain what amount
of coal and provisions the three oities
can supply on short notice. The in
quiry is believed here to imply that the
United States Navy department contem
plate sending part of the Atlantio bat
tleship squadron to the Pacifio by way
oi the buesoanal.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
MONEY IN CRAN3ERRY MARSH.
Bay Farmers Add New
That Brings Profit.
Marshfield The growing of cranber
ries is proving to be one of the most
profitable farm crops for Coos county.
Several ranch owners for a number of
years past have raised the crop with!
profit, but it was not generally taken
up until the past year. Now quite a
number have cranberry marshes.
Land which is known as peat or veg
etable bog ib required for the raising
of the crop, and nearby there must be
an unlimited supply of fresh water,
which can be placed under control.
There are, however, many such tracts
of land in the county, and cranberry
growing promises to be one of the moat
important of the farming industries of
W. D. McFarlan, who is the pioneer
cranberry man of the Pacifio ' coast, has
followed . the business in Coos county
for many years. He has a six-acre
marsh which has never failed to yield
a large crop. He has never made less
than $200 an acre clear profit, Borne
seasons the net amount has been great
er. Excepting at harvest time, when
help is needed in picking, one man can
attend to a marsh of 15 or 20 acres and
have time for other farm woik, as the
crop is flooded during the winter and
needs no attention. The yield on the
Coos county cranberry marshes this
year is particularly good.
Polk's Prune Crop,
Dallas From information given by
prune growers in Polk county it is esti
mated that the prune crop this year will
aggregate 1,075,000 pounds, or a gain
of 625,000 pounds over thecropof 1906.
Most of the growers have disposed of
their output at 5 cents a pound, which
makes the total amount received for
this year's prune crop reach the hand
some aggregate of $837,600. The larger
portion of the prune crop of Polk coun
ty is grown and dried in the immediate
vicinity of Dallas, the town being sur
rounded on all sides by orchards, large
Must Extend Original Taxroll.
Salem The Oregon Supreme court
has handed down a decision in the case
of Waterhouse vs. Clatsop county,
affirming the deccree entered by Judge
McBride, in favor of plaintiff. County
Clerk Clinton proposed to deliver to
the sheriff a copy of the assessment
roll for 1907, and this suit was brought
to enjoin that action. The lower court
held that under the act of the legisla
ture of 1907, the taxes for 1907 should
be extended on the original roll and
not on a copy.
Portrait of First President.
University of Oregon, Eugene The
announcement has been made that the
university will soon be presented with
a portrait of President Johnson, the
first president. The Alumni associa
tion and Rev. Herbert Johnson, son of
President Johnson, will make the gift.
which will be valued at $500. K. Le
Barr Goodwin, of New York City, has
been engaged to make the portrait. Mr.
Goodwin Is a portrait painter of con
Big Timber Deal in Clatsop.
Astoria A deed has been filed for
record here whereby J. L. Washburn,
of St. Louis, sells a tract of 4,715
acres of timber land located on Upper
Young's river, about six miles from
Olney, to the Youngs' River company,
a Minnesota corporation. The consid
eration named is $50,000. The tract
is heavily timbered and the price is un
derstood to have been considerably in
excess of the amount named.
Umatilla Dams Kill Salmon.
Pendleton One hundred and fifty
residents of Pendleton have signed a
petition to the state game warden pro
testing against the dams in the Uma
tilla river and the dam of the Maxwell
Land & Irrigation company in particu
lar, as lata I to the salmon which are
said to be dying by the thousands '
through a failure to provide proper fish !
ladders and means of passage.
Good Water for University.
University of Oregon, Eugene Eu
gene has just voted to issue $300,000 in
water bonds for the nurnoHe of itwnrinir
a supply of absolutely pure mountain
water. A stream in the forest reserve
will be tapped and the water brought
thirty-five miles by a gravity system.
This will insure to the students of the
University of Oregon pure water with
out the necessity of boiling it.
Selling Cattle by Thousands.
Lakeview The last drive of cattle to
the railroad has commenced. When it
is finished there will have been several
thousand head of cattle shipped from
Lake county, bringing into the county
approximately $260,000. The unusu
ally high prices paid for beet cattle
this year has caused an Increase iu the
Mothers' Congress Delegate Wanted.
Salem A letter has been received at
the governor's office asking him to an.
point a delegate to represent the state
at the Mothers' congress to be held at
Washington, D. C, next March. Pres
ident Roosevelt is named as one of the
directors of the congress.
Bort Will Paint Asylum.
Salem The contract for painting the
interior walls of the state Insane asy
lum has been awarded to Charles Bort,
of Salem, at $3,388. The contract for
supplying the paint was at the same
time awarded to Fisher, Thorsen & Co..
O. R. & N. REPORTS.
Net Income of Road Nearly Six Mil
lions Accidents of September.
Salem The 0. R. & N. has filed its
report. It shows the following: Total
cost of construction and equipment to
June 30, 1907, $54,523,984.2; cost per
mile, $621,295.92; gross earnings from
operation the past year, $12,942,
815.49; operating expenses, $6,969,
821.56; income from operation, $5,
972,815.93; income from other sources,
$1,204,362.13; total income, $7,177,
aso.zo; aeaucuoon, rentB, taxes, in
terest, etc., $1,383,572.04; net income,
$5,793,784.20; dividend 4 per cent on
preferred stock, $440,000; surplus for
the yearj $535,3784.20; total surplus
entry general balance sheet, $28,930,
The following is a summary of the
results of accidents within the state for
the month of September prepared by
the railroad commission from the re'
ports of the various lines: Collisions
of passenger trains,!; freight trains,
estimated damage to property of the
railroad companies, $5,150; killed pas
songers, none, trainmen, none, other
employes, 5, other persons, 2; injured
passengers, none, trainmen, 2, other
employes, 6, other persons, 5. Total,
7 killed and 13 injured.
Hill Buys in Astoria.
Astoria The announcement recent
ly made at the annual meeting of the
Union Pacifio at Salt Lake that the
company had purchased water frontage
and terminals here is now supplement
ed by authentic information that the
Hill interests have not been idle. A.
B. Hammond, who owns large tracts of
water frontage between Warrenton and
Fort Stevens, has stated as a positive
fact that the Hill interests purchased
2,200 acres in that vicinity at the time
President Hill visited in the vicinity.
The property includes 1,800 acres
owned by the Flavel Land company, as
well as the personal holdings cf Ham
mond. The purchase price is said to
Big Lumber Company Admitted.
Salem The Miami Lumber company
of San Francisco has filed papei s with
the secretary of state for permission to
d) business in this state. This is a
$500,000 concern. The Oregon agent
is V7. L. Ducy, of Hobsonville, Tilla
mook county. The Loose Card Book
company, to have its place of business
at Portland, was also incorporated with
a capital stock of $50,000. The incor
pirators are T. W. Thomas, C. II.
Thomas and W. B. Palmer.
Record Price in Barley.
Weston A record price of $25 per
ton has just been paid ior barley at
Weston, where a great deal of this
cereal is grown, and where the acreage
is annually increasing. This was
paid by S. A. Barns, of the Pacific
Coast Elevator company, who purchas
ed 18,000 bushels from five Weston
growers who formed a pool.
New Aaylum Superintendent.
Salem In accordance with an un
derstanding, which has existed for
some time, the board of trustees of the
state insane asylum have elected Dr. R.
fc. JL. bteiner to succeed Dr. J. F. Cal
breath as superintendent of that insti
Wheat Club, 87c:
valley, 87o; red, 85c.
Oats No. 1 white,
Barley Feed, $28.50 per ton; brew
ing, $30; rolled, $3031.
Corn Whole, $32; cracked. $33.
Hay Valley, timothy, No. 1, $17
io yoi wuj r.uHiern uregon limothv.
tiuvei, io; ciieai, fi3; grain
nay, inan; analla, S1314
nuts Apples, $12.60 per box;
cantaioupee, iigi.&U per crate
poaches, 60c$l per crate; water
melons, lo per pound; pears, $11. 75
per dox; grapes, iOc(a)i.5 per crate;
casaoa, s-'.za per dozen; quinces, $1
1.25 per box; huckleberries, 78o per
pound; cranberries, $1010.50 per
Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per sack;
carrots. 11.25 tier tank- Koi- n oc
per sack; cabbage, fli'c per Dound:
caunnower, zoctojii per dozen; celery.
Kntl i . - - -
uwfj jioc uuitinj corn, BDC(a)Il per
sue; cumimoers, si per sack; onions,
1620c per doien ; parsley, 20c per
dozen; peppers, 817o per pound;
pumpkins, llj-.fc per pound; rad
ishes, 20o per dozen ; spinach, 6c per
pound; squash, ll4'o per pound; to
matoes, 2550c per box.
Onions $2.002.25 per sack.
Potatoes Delivered Portland, 80c
$1 per hundred; sweet potatoes, 24c
Butter Fancy creamery, 3035c per
Veal T5 to 125 pounds, 88,4c;
125 to 150, 7He; 150 to 200, 67o!
Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 8
8Xc; packers. 7H8c.
Poultry Average old hens, 12,'
13c per pound; mixed chickens, 12
12c; spring chickens, 1212.ic; old
roosters, 89c; dressed chickens, 13
14o; turkeys, live, o'd, 16c; young,
18o; geese, live, 910c; duck, 14c;
pigeons, $11.50; squabs, $2(3)3.
Eggs Frenh ranch, candled,' 27XQ
30c per dozen.
Hope 1907, 7K10o per pound;
olds, 4 (35c.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
1632o per pound, according to shrink
age; valley, 2022o, according to fine
ness; mohair, choice, 2930c per
HIS MEMORY REFRESHED.
Gallagher Confirms Confession and
Says Ruef Expected Immunity.
San Francisco, Oct. 25. When the
Ford bribery trial was resumed yester
day the cross examination of ex-Superj
visor James L. Gallagher was contiu
ued by Earl Rogers, for the defense.
who laid stress on the meetings of the
witness with Rudolph Spreckels at the
Presidio when the promises of immun
ity were alleged to have been made
Gallagher said he understood that Ruef
also could have immunity if he would
testify. Mr. Heney protested at at
tempts of Mr. Rogers to confuse the
witness by testing his memory, but
Judge Lawlor allowed the examination
At the afternoon session, Mr. Heney
while re-directly examining Gallagher
called to the counsel table Miss Ella
Coldot, the grand jury's stenographer.
and from her procured the shorthand
notes of Gallagher's confession to
Messrs. Spreckels, Heney and Langdon
made in the latter's apartments, and in
consideration of which the witness
gained his immunity contract. Galla
gher identified his signature to these
The prosecution called ex-Supervisor
John J. Furey, now a saloon keeper
The offer of his testimony marked the
commencement of introduction of "evi
dence of similar offenses," the court
overruling the objection by the defense
to this class of testimony. Furey told
the story of his acceptance of a bribe of
$4,000 from Abe Ruef through Galla
gher for his vote in favor of the United
Railroads trolley franchises.
IMPORTANT WATERWAY OPEN,
Link of Deop Water Channel
from Lakes to Gulf.
Sterling, 111., Oct. 25. A distinct
and important step in the movement to
secure a deep waterway from Lake
Michigan to the Gull of. Mexico was
taken yesterday with the opening to
navigation of the Illinois and Missis
sippi canal, which has been completed
after 30 years of work. The importance
of the event was evidenced by the at
tendance of Governor Deneen and many
ether notables at the opening cererno
nies. The work of constructing the
canal, which was fprmerly known as
the Hennepin canal, was commenced
many years ago. In 1890 congress ap
propriated money to carry on the work
and altogether the appropriations have
amounted to about $8,000,000.
Ihe main line of the canal, 75 miles
long, extends from the Illinois river,
near Hennepin, to the Mississippi
river, three miles below Rock Island.
The navigable feeder, about 30 miles
long, extends from Rock river at this
point to the main line near Sheffield
and is pf the same general dimensions
as the mam line.
The canal is 52 feet wide at the bot
tom, 80 feet at the water line, and has
a minimum depth of seven feet. There
are H locks on the main line and one
on the feeder. Water is to be forced
down the canal by a great dam, one
fourth of a mile long, located at this
point. At one end of the dam are 21
sluiceways, which will be used for elec
trical power development.
DEATH IN EARTHQUAKE.
Five Hundred Perish in Italian Trem
blor at Calabria.
Rome, Oct. 25. Horrible loss of life
lesuited from the earthquake shocks
that occurred throughout Calabria yes
terday. At first it was thought few
persons had perished, but later repcrts
auu 10 me mortality list. '
At 6 o'c'ock this evening about 200
Doaies had been taken from the earth
quake ruins. It is now estimated that
the deaths will surpass 500, but 11 is
impossible to get accurate information
on the subject, as many villages are
sun cut on by the flocds and the de
strnction of roads and telegraph lines,
mm no wora irom tnem can be had.
The earthquake shocks continue, but
tney are slight. The people are still
in a condition of apprehension, which
is increased by each tremor. In spite
oi me torrential rain that is falling,
they absolutely refuse to remain under
Talk on Trust Problem.
Chicago, Oct. 25. The second day of
me convention oi the National Civio
federation was devoted to the consider
ation of "The Corporation, Its Con
struction and Regulation." Prominent
speakers who addressed the convention
set forth the benefits to be derived from
combination when properly regulated.
ine opinion or several who spoke fa
vored national control as opposed to
state regulation. National regulation
wag neariuy supported by Isaac N. Se
llgman, of New York. Seth Low, of
new lorx. also lavored that plan.
Plan to Remove Governor.
&eattie, Oct. 25. Nearly the entire
delegation from Nome to the number of
50 arrived yesterday and will go to the
Repnbl-'can convention at Juneau next
month Indorsing home rule for Alaska
and for the immediate removal of Gov
ernor Hoggatt. With the Fairbanks
delegation headed by Judge Wicker
sham and delegations from Juneau,
Skagway, Seward and Valdes opposed
to the present governor it looks bad for
Five Drowned In Alaska.
Seattle, Oct. 25. Five men r
drowned at Katalla, Alaska, Sunday,
Octcber 13, a cording to Information
brought to this city yesterdav hv thm
steamer Saratoga. The dead are: J.
Higgins, Seattle; H. Hendrlckson. Port
Blakeley;' Edwin Olson, Arthur Wil
liams and Tony de Pasquale.
Great Structures Stand Where
Earthquake Left Waste.
SAN FRANCISCO HOLDS RECORD
Since the Great Fire 18 Months Ago
Buildings Have Been Begun to
San Francisco, Oct. 26. It is 1&
months ago that San Franc'sco was
swept by fire and earthquake. Since
then she has been allliCed with indus
trial strife, civic corruption and bu
bonic plague. It is no opportune mo
ment to take stock. It does not require
an optimist to write the rosy story of
the revival. The facts and the figures
tell their own story and they are here
for everyone to Bee. Great buildings
with their rigid frames lacing across
the sky, commercial avenues crowded
with pedestrians and a vast industrial
army tell a tale that even the casual
observer must note.
The San Franciscan may be in truth
pardoned if he shows a disposition to
place his thumbs in his vest and boasb
of what he has done. But he hasn't
much time for boasting. The terrible
pace begun when the first frame struc
ture was started has not abated. The
point has been reached where results
are beginning to show, and with this
has come a new zest for the vast work.
Since the fire buildings have been
begun to cost $100,000,000 five times
as much as in any similar period of
time before the fire. They range all
the way from the small structure to
skyscrapers 14 or 15 stcries high. Ib
is as though a building were begun
everyday to coat $180,000. There is
no sign of a decrease, although it ia
expected that there will be a natural
falling off over the winter months.
The remarkable feature of the matter,
however, is the stability of the savings
accounts. Predictions were freely made
that San Francisco could be built only
upon the savings of its citizens. Al
though $100,000,000 in buildings are
under way or completed, the savings
accounts in the local banks have shown
but a small decrease and still stand at
the comfortable figure of $157,000,000.
It has been pointed out that it re
quired two years for Baltimore to erect
buildings to cost $50,000,000 after its
fire, but San Francisco has done four
times as well in six months less time.
Baltimore's achievement was comment
ed upon at the time as marvelous.
Burlington is After Coal.
Helena, Mont.. Oct. 26 A sneciaf ta
the Record from Bridger says that
Chief Engineer Ensien. the sunerin-
tendent of right of way of the Burling
ton, and Georee Crosbv have arrived
there and make the positive announce
ment that the .Burlington' has accepted
the survey of a proposed route from.
Frannie. Wyo., to Frombere. Mont.-
and that construction work will begin
at once. This will eive the Burling
ton access to the rich coal fields nf
Southern Montana, as well as tapping;
a splendid agricultural and horticul
tural section. The road will follow the
Clark's Fork river.
Grafters Tell Stories.
San Francisco. Oct. 26 F.x.Rnner..
visors P. McGusing, James Kelly and
i. waisn yesterday morning testi
fied at the Tirey L. Ford bribery trial.
Each retold the story of his briberv lrv
the interest of the United Railroads,
trolley franchise. Their cross exam
ination elicited nothing of importance.
Ex-8upervisors Charles Boxton. Fred
P. Nichols and C. J. Harrington also,
testified before the noon TPCARR. ihpi-
evidence being substantial 1-, the same
as was eiven at the former trial rP
Ford. A few discrepancies, however,
were developed on cross examination.
Cleaning Oriental Quarter.
Seattle. Wash.. Oct. 26 Dr. A. H
Oliver, appointed special medical in
spector ot the city on the bubonic-
plague preventative work, started out
with a force of eieht
clean up the Oriental district yester
day. More men will be added to the.
force if the demand arippa. Tho loo;nn.
Japanese and Chinese met the board of
health and HIV6 fiVATV BDflnrflnna rP
their support to the work of the board.
nonces in Chinese and Japanese wili
be circulated explaining the measures
necessary in the Oreiutal quarter.
Call Strike Off at Butte.
Helena. Monk . rw.f. or ti, a
- , . wv. -u .iic nun
conda Telegrahers' union, with which
Butte is affiliated, today decided to call
the strike off and return to work to
morrow. There are 16 operators im
Butte and Anaconda innlndina tho As
sociated Press ODeratom. xhn ha
asked for reinstatement. The Western
Union onened Hi nffim in n.t r.n.
. " " .u ..trci. A'DIIO
today and, according to reports re
ceived here tonight, Billings will opea
Strikers Go Back to Work.
Chicaeo. Oct. 2fl T
ing Western Union telegraph operators
reported back for work yesterday and '
were emnloved in t.hn Waafnt
Of these 10 were employed at Helena
Mont, where the strike was called off.
Emperor Is Nearly Well.
Vienna, Oct. 26. The nhviiclana in
attendance upon Emperor Francis Jos
eph yesterday decided not to issue any
further bulletins, as they consider that
his convalescence Is progressing satisfactorily.