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    RIVER BOAT BURNS
Explosion on J. N. Teal Results
In Loss ol Two Lives.
ANOTHER BOAT TO PUT ON RUN
Connected With Portage Road
Celilo to Handle Traffic of
Upper Columbia.
at
Portland, Oct. 24. In a fire that fol
lowed an explosion on the Open Biver
Transportation company's steamer J.
N. Teal, at the foot of Oak street, at
-4:45 o'clock yesterday morning Mrs.
Amanda E. Jackson and James Collins
'were incinerated, Jack Hasley was seri
ously burned and the vessel's super
structure was totally destroyed.
Whether the accident was caused by
"the explosion of an oil burner or of one
-of the boilers is in doubt. An official
investigation will be started by the
United States inspectors to determine
the facts.
The steamer was practically new,
having been launched the latter part of
Way. On June 20 she was placed in
commission between Portland and the
-state portage road at Celilo, connecting
with the steamer Belief, which was
'Operating on the upper stretches of the
Columbia. During the i) months
the craft bad been in service she never
missed a trip. She completed three
round trips a week. It is declared that
-no other boat on the river ever ran
more steadily than she, and this is the
first accident the boat ever experienced.
Though not regarded as an unusually
speedy boat, she succeeded in maintain
ing an average speed of about 15 miles
an hour.
Aside from carrying general freight
both up and down, the Bteamer handled
a, large number of passengers. Primar
ily she was built for the purpose of
setting an independent steamer line
established and to add to it as occasion
demanded, with the view of having
"water transportation facilities as far
inland as Lewiston, Idaho. The slogan
of the company was an "open river,'
hence the name chosen for the corpora
tlon.
Of late the major portion of her car
goes on the down trips have been made
vp of wheat. The Belief, running from
Celilo, or the upper terminus of the
portage road, brought grain on the
clown trips almost altogether and man
aged to keep enough of the cereal at the
portage to keep the Teal busy in con
section with the other line of freight
she handled. Joseph N. Teal, secre
tary of the company, states that the
Belief will be kept In service.
Before too great a quantity of freight
.-accumulates at the portage he is conn
dent that another boat to handle the
traffic at this end of the line will be
chartered.
EMPRESS OF CHINA SINKS.
Crack Oriental Liner Resting on
at Vancouver.
Mud
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 24. The
Canadian Pacific Railway company's
crack Oriental liner, Empress of China,
ank last evening alongside her dock in
this port. Her seacocks must have
toeen opened, but how, no one can ex
plain.
Her main deck on the port side ie
awaeh with several feet of water. She
sank and keeled over on her port side,
so that the main deck is now at an an
$le of about 45 degrees. Her engines
nd dynamoes are entirely under water
She is resting on a mud bottom, but
the problem in saving her will be that
of righting the vessel and preventing
iier from completely turning turtle.
Just after 6 o 'clock the steward no
ticed that the water was coming in over
a lower deck. All day the liner had
been loading flour, 600 or 600 tons of
-which is now being slowly turned into
paste in the watery hold. Instantly
the steward gave the alarm. Officers at
dinner hurried to their stations as the
big vessel began to list. All hands
manned the pumps, but it was too late
to save her from Binking and soon every
person was ordered ashore.
Will Pound to Bits
Crescent City, Cal., Oct. 24. The
stranded British steamer Queen Chris
tina lies in the same position she took
'when she ran aground last week. The
ea continues running smooth and the
tipper deck has been dry ever 'since ,the
accident. It is the opinion of local
seafaring men that the first heavy
torm will pound the vessel to pieces
There is no chance to salvage the
heavy articles aboard from seaward, as
it is too late in the season and because
there are too many sunken rocks around
the steamer.
Chopped to Pieces by Murderer.
Helena, Oct. 24. A special to the
Record from Livingston, Mont., says
that T. O. Oram, employed on an ex.
tension of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, has been found foully mur
lered near Willow creek tunnel. His
throat was slashed in five places and
there was a dozen ugly stabs in hi
chest, while his head was badly bruis
ed, as if with a blunt instrument. The
identity of the murderer is not known
nor is there any trace.
Ruef Sentence Postponed.
San Francisco, Oct. 24. Judgi
Dunne yesterday postponed the trial of
Abe Buef on the four charges of extor
tion for two weeks. Ruef was also
given two weeks' respite before being
sentenced on the extortion charge, to
which he confessed.
JURY IS COMPLETE.
Second Trial of Ford for Bribing
Frisco Supervisors On.
Sun Francisco, Oct. 23. The jury to
try ex-Attorney General Tiiey L. Ford,
chief counsel of the United railroads,
accused of bribing Supervisor Jennings
J. Phillips in the sum of $4,000 to vote
for the trolley franchise was completed
shortly before the noon hour yesterday.
The prosecution exhausted all five of
its peremptory challenges in the selec
tion of the jury. The defense used only
five of its ten.
At 2:10 p. m. Mr. Heney began his
opening address. After stating that
the indictment charged Patrick Cal
houn, Tirey L. Ford, Tbornwell Mul
lally and William M. Abbott jointly
with the bribing of Supervisor Jennings
Phillips in the sum of $4,000 to vote
in favor of the United Railroads trolley
franchise, Mr. Heney sketched in out
line the facts he expects to prove in
asking for a conviction of Ford. He
followed closely the lines of the open
ing statement made by him to the
uiy in the first trial of Ford, in which
the jury disagreed.
The only marked difference lay in
the fact that throughout his statement
yesterday Mr. Heney intimated that be
would prove these allegation! without
the testimony of Ruef. The general
belief is that Buef is holding out for a
contract with complete immunity.
Notwithstanding his submission of
himself to the bribery graft prosecu
tion, Mr. Heney and his associates have
repeatedly declared that it is their in
tention to send Buef to jail when they
are through with him.
The surprise of the day was the seem
ing recalcitrancy of Jennings J. Phil
ips, the second witness called. He
declared himself unable to remember
whether Supervisor James J. Galla
gber, allegedly acting in behalf of the
United Railroads and by direction of
Buef, had paid him the first half of the
$4,000 bribe before or not until after
the passage of the franchise; and Mr
Heney had great difficulty in getting
him to admit that "to the best of his
recollection" the offer of money was
made in the period that elapsed be
tween its introduction and its passage
STRIKE OVER IN NORTHWEST.
Union Calls It Off at Helena, Big Re
lay Point.
Helena, Oct. 23. That a third great
dam across the Missouri river near here
will be built immediately is no longer
a possibility, it is an assured fact. Ex.
Governor S. T. Mauser has just re
turned from New York, and stated that
the necesfary $3,000,000 had been se
cured before the great slump in stocks
and tightening of money. The state
ment is further borne out by the fact
that the Capital (Jity rower company
today bought from the state of Montana
all of the remaining land which is to
be flooded by the backwaters, and
which lies on either side of the river
While a portion of the power gene
rated will be utiilzed in the Butte
mines and Anaconda smelter ol tbe
Amalgamated Copper company, no
small amount will be used in the re'
clamation of arid lands in this immedi
ate vicinity. Speaking on the subject,
Governor Hauser said that the financial
success of the first two dams was all
the argument needed to enlist capital
for the third.
THIRD DAM ON MISSOURI.
Capital Secured and Bottom Lands
Bought for Undertaking.
Helena, Oct. 23. At a meeting of
the local Telegraphers' union in this
city last night the strike was formally
declared of and 10 men have asked
Manager Taylor, of the Western Union
or their old positions, .forty men
walked out in this city when the strike
was first inaugurated, and the first
break in the ranks came several days
ago when one ot tbe strikers acked for
reinstatement and was sent to the St.
Paul office.
It is believed that tbe action cf the
local union here will have the effect of
breaking the backbone of the strike
throughout the Northwest, as Helena,
being a big relay point, is one of the
most important offices west of Chicago.'
Mr. Taylor believes that before to
morrow night practically every operator
who quit the service of the Western
Union here will ask for reinstatement.
Stamping Out Plague.
Seattle, Oct. 23. Mayor Moore yes
terday formally requested Governor
Mead to request the surgeon general of
the Publio Health and Marine Hospital
service to take charge of the prophy
lactic measures that may be necessary
to stamp out bubonic plague in Seattle,
and Governor Mead immediately wired
the department at Washington. The
city council has prepared an ordinance
providing for a bounty on rats and the
board of health has divided the city
into sanitary districts for the purpose
ol cleaning up tne city.
Driver Puts Up a Fight.
Helena, Mont., Oct. 23. A letter
from Lewistown, Mont., says that the
Musselshell stage was held np by two
robbers, but that tbe driver, named
Launceford, put up such a fight with
one of the robbers that the second man
was obliged to leave the horses' heads
to assist his comrade in crime. While
the fight was in progress the team ran
away, thus permitting the malls and
other matter to escape the hands of
the robbers.
Emperor is Much Improved.
Vienna, Oct 23. Information ob
tained from all sources indicates that
the condition of the emperor is very
much Improved. Last night was a
good night for him and yesterday was
a sjood day.
NEWS FROM THE
UNCLE SAM'S MEAT TRADE.
Over Ten Billion Dollars Represen
ted in Industry In America.
Washington, Oct. 25. A capital of
$10,625,000,000 is directly concerned
in the raising of meat animals and
their slaughtering and packing, accord
ing to a report on meat supply issued
by the department of agriculture. This
amount ia five-sixths as large as all
capital invested in manufacturing in
1904. Seven-eighths of the meat and
meat products are consumed within
this country. The stock of meat ani
mals has increased since 1840, but has
not kept pace with the increased popu
lation. The report adds:
"That meat consumption per capita-
has declined in this country since 1840
is plainly indicated. How important
meat is in the diet of the different
countries is shown in the following
meat consumption per capita in 1904,
in dressed weight:
"United States, 185 pounds; United
Kingdom, 121 pounds; Australia, 263
pounds; Mew Zealand, 212 pounds;
Cuba, 124 pounds ; Fiance, 79 pounds
Belgium, 70 pounds; Denmark, 76
pounds; Sweden, 62 pounds; Italy, 56
pounds."
LITSLE COKE ON COAST.
Washington Only State Which
Pro-
duces Any Amount.
Washington, Oct. 26. Washington
is the only one of the Pacific coast
states which produces coal of quality
suitable for the manufacture of coke.
The cokemaking operations of Wash
ington are not of special importance
when compared with the output of
other cokemaking states, but they are
of interest as establishing the fact that
it is possible to produce metallurgical
coke from Pacific coast coal.
There are five coke establishments in
the state, three of which made coke in
1906. Two plants, having a total of
31 ovens, have been idle during the
last two years. The production in
1906 amounted to 45,642 short tons,
valued at $226,977, againBt 53,137
short Ions, valued at $251,717, in 1905
All of the coal used in cokemaking in
Washington in 1906 was washed. Two
of the plants used washed run-of-mine,
and one plant used washed Black. The
washed run-of-mine coal amounted to
70,685 tons and the washed slack to 6,
211 tons. The cokemaking industry of
Wahington began in 1884, when 400
tons of coke were produced.
Williamson Case Goes Over.
wahington, uct. Z4. Argument in
the case of ex-Representative J. N
Williamson was today indefinitely
postponed by the United States Su
preme court in order to afford the at
torney general an opportunity to pre
pare his argument. The motion to
postpone made by the government was
resisted by the attorneys for William
son, who were anxious to push the case
to immediate bearing, it having been
originally set for argument today. As
customary in such cases, the court
granted a postponement.
Northwest Postal Affairs
Washington, Oct. 25. Washington
postmasters appointed: Christopher,
Maurice W. Thompson, vice J. A
Shoff. resigned ; Eagleton, John E.
Bunker, vice Niel Anderson, resigned;
O'Brien, Anna K. Burke, vice F. 8.
Warner, resigned; Richmond, Ralph
P. St. John, vice S. E. Holloway, re
signed. Elmer E. Hales hag been ap
pointed regular, A. H. Kirby, substi
tute, rural carrier, routeB 1 and 2, at
Adams, Uregon.
Will Modify Greeley Order.
Washington, Oct. 22. The War
de-or-
partment will probably amend the
ders issued by Genera) Greeley.
gov
erning the practice ride of officers of the
department of the Columbia, so as to
make them conform to orders observed
elsewhere. The department will only
require officers to be examined by serv
ice surgeons before and after the ride.
The secretary of war has authorized the
election of a gymnasium at Ft. Casey,
Wash., to cost approximately $20,000.
Wall Loses Rich Mine.
Washington, Oct. 24. The Sup
reme court today decided the case of
Leon Idas M. Lawson and others versuR
the United States Mining company fa
vorably to the company. The case in
volve? a question as to the right to fol
low mineral veins from tbe apex in the
Jourdan extension, Northern Light and
other mines in the West Mountain dis
trict, near Brigbam, Utah.
Commissioners Hear Complaints.
Washington, Oct. 24. The members
of the Interstate Commerce commission
go this week to various parts of the
country to bear hundreds of com
plaints. Chairman Knapp goes to New
York, Commissioner Prouty to Buffalo,
St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver, and
Commissioner Clarke to Kansas City.
All told, 2,700 complaints will be
heard.
Barred from Use of Malls.
Washington, Oct. 24. The post
master general issued an order denying
tbe right oi the Health Appliance com
pany, of Seattle, to hereafter nee the
mails. This is a reputed quack medi
cal concern of unsavory character.
Plans to Receive Warships.
Wahington, Oct. 24. Secretary Met
calf today received a communication
from San Francisco setting forth plans
for the reception of the battleship fleet
upon its arrival there.
NATIONAL CAPITAL
TOO VALUABLE TO BE SOLD.
Japanese Say Philippines Thrive
Un-
der American Rule.
Washington, Oct. 23. Mail advices
from Manila report that Akasa Tsuka,
the Japanese coasul for the Philip
pines, baa recently concluded his first
visit to the southern islands. Upon
bis return to Manila, the consul said
that the great natural wealth ot the
Southern Philippines astoniehed him
and that he can readilv Bee that the
United States will never desire to sell
the islands.
He was very much impressed also
with the military government of the
Moro provinces. He considers it one
of the most effective and practicnal sys
tems that could be devised for tbe
Moros.
'The Moro," he said "seems to be
bright and henest, and will, under the
present system of government, develop
into a fine citizen some day, as have
the natives of the' mountains of For
mosa under the Japanese government.
"Everybody in the southern islands
seems to be talking hemp and conra
and leaving politics to shift for them
selves, and there seems to be no ques
tion of race, or anything except the de
velopment of the country. This and
bettering their own condition seem to
occupy Americans, Japanese and Fili
pinos, and I think that this account for
the present prosperity," said Mr. Akasa
Tsuka.
WATER SACRAMENTO LAND.
Irrigation Project Approved for 12,000
Acres Near Orland.
Washington, Oct. 22. The secretary
of the interior has definitely approved
the allotment of $050,000 for the con
strution of the Orland irrigation project.
in baramento valley, Cal., and the final
plans for the necessary work ' will
promptly be prepared by the reclama
tion service, after which construction
can commence.
On December 18, 1906, the allot
ment was made, Bubject to the usual
conditions, with the proviso that 12,
000 acres of land be pledged. The peo
ple in the valley not only have compli
ed with these conditions but the land
subscriptions aggregate in excess of the
limit placed by the secretary of the in
terior.
Tbe Orland project contemplates the
storage of water in the foothills on tbe
headwaters of Stony creek, and its di
version and use in the vicinity of the
town of Orland. It is considered an
integral part of a scheme for the gener
al development of the JSacramento val
ley.
Westgate Gets Appointment.
Washington, Oct. 26. If any fight
is being made on G. A. Westgate, re
cently indorsed for surveyor general of
Oregon, it will probably prove futile
Mr. Westgate's commission was for
warded to the president while be was
on his bear hunt, and was returned to
the White House several days ago
bearing the president's signature
Senator Bourne says he understands the
commission was forwarded to Mr,
Westgate immediately upon receipt at
the White House. Mr. Westgate will
be authorized to assume charge of the
office as soon as he qualifies.
Report on Land Grants.
Washnigton, Oct. 24. A. McD. Mc
Blair, special assistant to the attorney
general, who has been assisting B. D
Townsend in the investigation of the
Oregon & California land grant caee in
Oregon, will report soon. When Mr
Townsend's report is received, steps
will be taken by the department look
ing to the preparation of a bill, Bpecial
counsel will be engaged and the case
will be taken into court in the hope of
compelling the railroad company to
dispose of its surplus land in accordance
with the terms of the grant.
Takes Up Meat Packers' Case.
Washington, Oct. 24. The Supreme
court of the United States today took
jurisdiction or tbe meat packers' case
wherein the Armour, Swift, Morris and
Cudahy packing companies were fined
$15,000 for accepting a preferential rate
from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
railroad, on shipments of meat for ex.
port from Mississippi river points to
the Atlantic seaboard. The case in
volves the application of the Elkins
act to export shipments.
Earthquake In Indian Ocean.
Washington, Oct. 23. The Weather
bureau today announced that Its inhtru
ments registered an earthquake begin
nlng at 11 o'clock last night and lasting
until early this morning, and that its
origin may have been at a point west of
Australia, in the Southern Indian ocean
It is believed to have been of considers'
ble intensity at it origin.
Northwest Postal Affairs.
Washington, Oct. 23. Charles
MacLean has been appointed regular
Margaret E. MacLean substitute, rural
carrier, route 1, at Georgetown, Wash
Washington postmasters appointed
McCormick, Artbur N. Beges, vice H
W. McCoimick, resigned; Plaza, Har
vey II. Mott, vice W. J. Nlckerson, re
signed.
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Bourne Stays In Washington.
Washington, Oct. 25. Senator
Bourne will not return to Oregon be
fore the convening of congress. Ha
finds that various matters of Import
ance to the state require his presence in
Washington and be believes he can ac
complish more by remaining here than
by making a brief visit to the itae.
SMALL QUITS IN 1 EARS.
Striking Telegrapners Hiss Former
Leader from Platform.
Chicago, Oct. 22. Followed bv ieers
i - i
and hisses, S. J. Small, former presi-
aent ot tne Commercial Telegraphers'
union, left Ulrlch's hall in teais Sun-
day afternoon. He did not get the
vindication which he sought at the
hands of the rank and file of the local
union.
As Small left the hall he appeared
broken-hearted and declared he had I
given up the fight for restoration to his
former position. His successor, W. W.
Beattie, of Washington, who was vice
president of tbe organization, was for-
ially recognized as the new head of
the union. He announced that his pol
icy would be an aggressive one
r nuuiu nil OitttcM. com u ifun -
When the meeting opened, President
Small, who bad been waiting in an
ante-room for a chance to be heard, was
platform. Hardly had
he ascended the steps to the platform,
when a number of strikers got up and
left the room. The others hooted and
hissed so that the words of the former
president were drowned. In a pathetic
ay be appealed to the older members
of the union saying that he bad child
ren and that they should not te dis
graced by the branding of their father
as dishonest without one bit of evidence
and without a hearing.
This appeal, however, had little ef
fect, although a great many of the
strikers after the meeting had adjourn-
agreed that Small had been treated
shamefully and at least should have
been received with common decency.
It was voted to assess broker and
leased wire operators two days' pay
each week in lieu of calling them out on
strike.
POLITE TO WOMEN.
Robber Makes Demands Only on the
Men Passengers.
Salt Lake, Oct. 22. The Murray
stage, used for the cenveyance of pas
sengers on the line between Bingham
Junction and Sandy was brought to
halt by a masked robber early this
morning at Lovedahl. The driver and
the male passengers in the coach were
ordered down from their seats and when
the robber faced them with drawn re
volver they readily complied with his
demand for money and valuables.
Only $12 was obtained from the
party, it was said today, but the driver,
who had a considerable sum of monev
in his possession, managed to sequester
it under the Beat of the stage while his
passengers were climbing down from
their Beats. The purse was overlooked
by the robber
Tbe women passengers, of whom
there were a number, were not molest.
ed. Satisfied that he had obtained
everything ot value that his victimB
possessed, the bandit, after permitting
them to return to their seats, took a
place alongside the driver and rode
with the party to the end of the Btage
linn, wham hA (llHmrmntail ami flflrnnml
under cover of tbe darkness.
Bourne Offers Prize.
Washington, Oct. 22. Hon. Jona
than Bourne, Jr., of Oregon, United
States senator, lias taken a unique step
to test the sentiment of the country on
the presidential situation. Through
tbe National magazine, of Boston, he
has offered a cash prize of $1,000, open
to American people, for the strongest
and best written argument in support
of a second elective term for Boosevelt,
The prize will be awarded March 15,
1908, the contest closing one month
earlier, and three judges will be named
ehortly to pass upon the arguments.
Americans In Russian Jail.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 22. William
English Walling, of Indianapolie, his
wife and sister-in-law, Miss Bone
Strunsky, were arrested in this city to
night by a force of gendarmes because
of their association with several mem
bers of the Finnish Progressive party,
They were still being held at the gen.
darmes' headquarters at a late hour. A
representative of the American em
bassy appeared at the headquarters in
their behalf.
Capture Mexican Bandit.
Mexico City, Oct. 22. Special dis
patches to this city report that the
leader of the gang which last week stole
$15,000 worth of bullion from the pre
cipitating room of the Kuanajuara Con
solidated Mining & Milling company,
has been captured after being wounded
three times. With him was taken all
the stolen bullion. In his confession
he Implicated 40 persons.
Prairie Fire Is Raging.
Barnesville, Minn., Oct. 22. A
prairie fire Is devastating the northeast
ern part of WilkinB county, Minnesota,
and three farms have already been wip-
eu oui. me uamuge uiun mr id esti
mated at $50,000. Thus far all efforts
to check the progress of the fire have
been unavailing, but all the farmers in
the vicinity tonight are plowing the
country in an attempt to stop the
flames.
President Is Snubbed
Jackson, Miss., Oct. 22. Declaring
that President Boosevelt is a cruel
bear-chaser, Governor Vardaman yes
terday announced that he would not be
in vicxsDurg today to welcome the
president 10 Mississippi, lie will go to
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Memphis BO that be may not be in the
staie at xne same ume as tne president.
Hurricane in Norway.
Trondhjem, Norway, Oct. 22. A vio-
lent nurrioane nas been raging over
the province of Bingmark since last
inursday. Many nshing boats are
missing and op to the present time
seven lives have been lost.
OPEN UP MISSISSIPPI
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31 VICKSDuTjJ.
FARMERS ARE HELPED PRIMARILY
Next Session of Congress Will
Be
Asked to Start Improvement
of This Great River.
Vicksbnrg, Miss., Oct. 22. After a
fortnight spent in the canebrakes, and
- - -
looking bronzed and vigorous, President
Boosevelt paid a flying visit to Vlcks
burgthia afternoon.
The president was introduced by Con
gressman John Sharp Williams. When
Mr. Williams said thatJTheodore Boose
velt was president of the whole country
Dixie land and Yankee land alike.
the demonstration was notable. When
tbe president arose to reply the big
crowd accorded him a noisy demonstra
tion that lasted several minutes.
In his speech here the president said:
"It seem to me that no American
president could spend his time better
than by seeing for himself just 'what a
rich and wonderful region the lower
Mississippi valley ia, so that he may go
back, as I shall go back, to Washington,
with the Bet purpose to do everything
that lies in me to see that the United
States does its full share in making the
Mississippi river practically a part of
the sea coast, in making it a deep chan
nel to the Great Lakes from the Gulf.
I wiBh to see the levees so strongly built
as to remove completely from the minds
of dwellers of those lower regions all
apprehensions of a possible overflow.
I advocate no impossible task. Xo
difficult task. The people of Holland,
a little nation, took two-thirds of their
country out from under tbe sea, and
they live behind the dykes now and
have lived behind them for centuries in
safety.
"With one-tenth the effort we, a
much greater nation, can take the in
comparably rich bottom lands of the
Lower Mississippi out of the fear ot be
ing flooded or even being overflowed
by the Mississippi, and while I do nob
like to Bay in advance what I Intend to
do, I shall break my rule in this case
&nl say that in
my next message to
congress I shall advocate as heartily as
I know how, that the congress now
elected shall take the first steps to bring
about that deep channel way and at
tendant high and broad levee system,
which will make of these alluvial, bot
toms the richest and most populous and
moet prosperous agricultural land, nob
only in this nation, but on the face ol
the globe, and, gentlemen, here is the
reason I am particularly glad to be able
to advance such a policy. I think any
policy which tends to the Uplifting f
any portion of our -people in the end
distributes its benefits over the whole
people. But It is far easier, originally,
to put into effect a policy which shall
at the moment help the people concen
trated in tbe centers of the population
and wealth than it is to put into effect
a policy which shall help the dwellers
in the country and the tillers of the
Boil.
"Now here we have a policy whose
first and direct benefit will come to the
man on the plantation, the tiller of the
soil, the man who makes his fortune
from what he grows on the Boil.
"Mr. Williams has said that in our
day we can sink all mere party differ
ences. Since I have lieen president I
have found, nye, most of the time I
have needed to sink them, because the
differences of party are of small im
portance compared to the grent funda
mentals of good citizenship upon which
all American citizens should be united."
The president siiid lie agreed heartily
that the constitution of the United
States represents a fixed series of prin
ciples. Yet he said that, in the Inter
est of tbe people, it must be interpret
ed, not as a straitjacket, not as laying
the hand ol death upon all develop
ments, but as an investment designed
for the life and health and growth of
the nation.
- More Powder for Japan.
New York, Oct. 22. Japan is man
ufacturing more munitions of war ab
the present time that at any time dur
ing the war with Bussia. Under peace
Japan has one more arsenal and one
more naval base than it had under the
exigency of war. Both the arsenal and
the naval base have been established
within the last six months and at each
place day and nipht shifts of laborers
are being worked. Poit Arthur or Oy-
rojti, as the Japanese have renamed
the place, is the new naval base where
there is so much activity.
Stamping Out the Plague.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 22. At a Joint
meeting of the city and state health
boards here lust night, it was decided
to auk the state board of Oregon to co
operate with Washington health au
thorities In the handling of the bubonio
plague, which has made its appearance
in (his city. One case has been report
ed, that ot a Chinese who died nearly
a week ago, but the city health officers,
have adopted prompt measures to sup-
Dress any threatened danger
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Leak In Mare Island Dock.
San Francisco. Oct. 22. The massive
drvdock which the government is hav-
ln2 constructed at the Mare island navv
lvard sprung a leak Friday, and In or
der to. save the structure from almost
complete destruction it wss necessary
to blow out the entire front of the deck.
The cost of the dock, whloh Is being
I built by contract, will be $3,000,000.