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DISGUISED AS JAPS
Inspector Captures Men Who Try
to Cross from Canada.
LATEST DODGE Or WILY CHINESE
Four Well Armed and Carrying Jap
anese PaaapotU Fail to Make
Spokane, Pec. 10. Four Chinese,
'three of them disguised aa Japanese
-and carrying Japanese passports, after
sneaking across the American boundary
line, were captured at Custer yesterday
afternoon by L. J. Fuller of the Itnmi
oration department. The Orientals car
xied two shotguns and a ride, and were
heavily loaded with shells when cap
tured. Tbey were taken to Seattle last
night and placed in the detention hos
Inspector Fuller was out of town
working on another clue when the four
Chinamen walked in from the nor h
friends sent messages by telephone
ior him to different farmhouses and he
was soon located. As soon as he heard
of the suspicious characters be hurried
back to town, arriving 40 minutes be
fore the Seattle train.. He arrested the
men immediately, telegraphed to Seat
tle to have guards at tbe station and
hurried his men aboard the train as
When arrested the Chinamen pro
tested that tbey were Japanese and
held to their story until they saw that
arrest was unavoidable. .Two of them
spoke English, but when they saw that
their disguise was ineffectual they re
fused to make any statement. Inter
preters will cross question them today
and it is thought a carefully laid plot
will be unearthed.
During the Russo-Japanese war nu
merous instances of Japanese officers
, disguising themselves as Chinese were
reported, but this is the first time the
immigration officers have run across as
smooth work in tbe line of disguise.
8EARCH SUITABLE PLACES.
LAND FRAUD CASES.
Grounds for Army Maneuvers
Wanted in California.
San Francisco, Dec. 19. Colonel J.
W. Duncan, chief of staff, has been
-very busy this last week accumulating
.maps oi all the diffeient sections of
California, where it might be advisable
to hold maneuvers early during the
There has been some talk of holding
the maneuvers at American lake,
'Washington, but that is now out of the
question, aa since the .divisions were
abolished only the troops of tbe Depart
ment of the Columbia could utilize
American lake the troops of this de
partment must have their man ue vers
in this state.
The Heney ranch, at Atascade, and
the Baron von Schroder properties, at
Santa Marguerite, it is reported, are
both available should the government
decide to select the Southern portion of
the state as a field of rendesvous.
Heney Plans to Begin Oregon Trials
Portland, Deo. 18. Francis J. Heney
expects to prosecute John H. Hall, then
Binger Hermann, and after that to give
over the prosecution of other land fraud
defendants to the Oregon district attor
ney, who will continue to be W. C.
Bristol, if the tangle in Washington is
in a condition to be unraveled by Hen
ey. The day set by Judge Wolverton
yesterday for beginning the trials is
January 13. This will give Heney
about three weeks in Portland, pos
sibly longer. After the trials of Hall
and Hermann, he will return to San
Francisco in February, to resume the
trial of Calhoun.
Heney will start for Washington
this morning and will thence go to
Tucson, Aria., to try a civil case set for
January 2. He said last night that
his mission to Washington had notiv
lng to do with the Bristol matter, but
did not deny that he would look Into it
and straighten It out, If possible, the
same way as he straightened out a
similar tangle early in 1906, when
Senator Fulton was fighting confirms-
tion of Bristol's nomination and the
president had withdrawn the nomina-tion.
Heney said last night that his graft
prosecutions in San Francisco have ah
solutely prevented his presence in Ore'
gon for the land fraud trials .for a year
past. He devoted nearly all of tbe
years 1904 and 1905 to the Oregon
cases. In January, 1900, Rudolph
Spreckles urged him to take up the
graft investigations in San Francisco,
but Heney put them off until Nov em
ber, 1906, first, because he was compel'
led to go to Washington to defeat the
efforts of the land fraud ring to oust
Bristol, and next in July, because he
wanted to finish up the Oregon prose
He was in Washington February and
March, 1906, fighting Senator Fulton's
efforts to dislodge Bristol. In April he
was to prosecute Hermann in the letter
book case. . But the San Francisco
earthquake caused him to hurryto his
family in that4;city. The Hermann
trial in Washington went over, on con
dition that it should be held before the
one in Portland set yesterday by Judge
Wolverton for January. .
Hermann was acquitted in Washing.
ton, says Heney, by "influences," but
Heney declares Hermann will not be
acquitted in Portland. Tbe trial, he
says, will be a repetition of that which
led to tbe conviction of F. P. Mays
The evidence and the witnesses will be
the same, since Hermann was Involved
the same way In the famous Blue
mountain case. ,
DOINGS OF THE SIXTIETH CONGRESS
SH2XKK&GE 07 IROIt;
..m BIG FLEET IS OFF
BUILD LARGER CARS.
Thursday, December 19.
Washington, Dec. 19. The spirit of
rivalry that for five years has alter
nately smoldered and blazed between
John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi,
leader of the minority)' and David A.
De Armond, of Missouri, culminated in
a fist fight today on tbe floor of the
bouse of representatives. The blows
of De Armond caused blocd to flow down
the face of Williams and only the forc
ible intervention of friendscnt the com
bat short. De Armond . bjre away a
Speaker Cannon today announced the
committee assignments for the Sixtieth
congress. Many changes from the last
congress are made, but in the main the
members who bad heretofore held im
portant offices were retained in tbem.
In the assignments Northwest mem
bers have been placed as follows:
Oregon Ellis, on naval affairs, irri
gation and lands ; Hawley on agricul
ture and claims.
Washington Jones, on rivers and
harbors; Cushman, on interstate com
merce and private land claims; Humph
rey, on elections, education, merchant
marine and fisheries.
Idaho French, on immigration, pub
lic lands and mines.
During Its two hours and twenty
minutes' session the house got down to
actual work and transacted considerable
business. All that had remained to
make this possible was the announce
ment of tbe committee appointment
which was made todav by the speaker
The several chairmen became alert with
regard to their rights, and forced the
reference to committees of several prop-
osltions on whloh immediate action waa
desired. This was Dot accomplished,
however, without more or less debate,
which a times grew warm.
The first money appropriated by the
present congress was awarded today.
The amount was $50,000, and it is to
be used in supply of the seed defioiency
caused by the destruction by fire of the
government seed warehouse In this city,
The house will meet again on Batur
day, on which day adjournment for
Christmas holidays will be taken.
lar survey. Otherwise both are un
changed. Heyburn is unchanged. Bo
rah is chairman of the standards and
RUEF ASKED TO PLEAD.
Has Plan to Beat Hill On
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 19. E. H. Har
viman, to keep up with his rival, J. J,
Hill, plans to spend over $1,000,000 in
equipping the Union Pacific railroad
with newly designed freight cars, built
especially to carry lumber. About 1,-
000 of these cars are to be ordered from
the Pittsburg Pressed Steel Car com
vany, at 1 1,000 each.
When put in service they will be
used solely for carrying lumber. They
-will have twice the capacity for that
purpose of the present cars, and will
thus enable the Union Pacific to lower
its lumber carrying rates. Mr. Hill
will be forced to do likewise and will
probably be forced to equip his lines
with the new style cars to keep from
losing money. The new cars will carry
0,000 feet, against 20,000, the capaci
ty of cars now used.
After Pullman Compary
San Francisco, Deo. 19. Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Franklin K
Lane, who is now in San Francisco,
has dispatched a special examiner to
St. Paul to take testimony in the com
plaints lodged against the Pullman Car
company, 'lnese complaints iaxe me
form of protests against the charges of
the company, the service and alleged
discriminations. The real significance
of the hearing lies in the fact that it
is, the first attempt of the commission
to regulate the business of the Pullman
. Want the Holidays Ended.
San Francisco, Dec. 19. The San
Francisco Clearing House association
adopted tbe following resolutions,
which were sent to Governor Gillett:
"Resolved, That it is tbe unanimous
opinion of tbe clearing house banks and
bankers ot San Francisco that the hol
idays have served the purpose for which
they were declared, and they are no
longer teqnired by the financial situa
tion, and that a copy hereof be tele
graphed the governor."
Limiting Inferior Courts.
St Paul, Dec. 19. Attorney General
Toung, in an address here last night,
recommended that tbe Federal laws be
sx changed as to deprive inferior Fede
ral courts ot the power to enjoin state
officials from enforcing stae laws. He
would confine such jurisdiction to tbe
, United States Supreme court.
Ex-Boss Suddenly Called Into Court
In Conspiracy Case.
San Franoisco, Deo. 18. AbeRuef,
yesterday before Judge Dunne, pleaded
not guilty to the indictment jointly
charging him with Jerry Dinan,. ex
chief of police, with conspiracy. The
charge against Ruef has been continued
from time to time for the last six
months and when. Assistant District
Attorney Cook asked that the defend
ant be forced to plead bis action came
ac a surprise. Ruef's attorneys, how
erer, made no effort to block the prose
cution, and when the clerk of the court
demanded his plea, Ruef in a low voice
replied, in conjunction with Dinan,
Dinan also pleaded not guilty to the
indictment charging him with perjury
Both cases were then continued until
next Monday to be set for trial.
That Ruef is to feel the weight of the
big stick for his refusal to testify in the
United Railroads eases, is now - prac
tically certain. When his testimony
Wednesday, December 18.
Washington, Deo. 18. In the senate
today resolutions were introduced by
Tillman, asking the Interstate Com
merce commission to report whether
any corporation engaged in interstate
commerce is the owner of the stock of
any other corporation carrying passen
gers and freight, and calling on the In
terstate Commerce commission to de
fine the Federal law and the laws of
the states in respect to oontrol of the
liquor traffic under tbe Interstate com
merce law. .
These resolutions provoked consider
able debate and were finally referred to
committee, though one of them was
transformed into a bill.
Culberson spoke on . his resolution
calling on the committee on finance to
investigate and report upon the cause
of the present financial stringency and
to recommend measures for the preven
tion of a recurrence. The resolution
was referred to the committee on fi
The senate, on motion of Allison,
agreed to adjourn until Saturday and
after routine business on , Saturday to
adjourn until January 6.
Tuesday, December 17
Washington, Dec. 17. Aside from
the appointment of committees, which
took place at the beginning of today's
session oi the senate, the need of im
prove ment of the inland waterways was
the chief subject in that body today
Newlands, ot Nevada, spoke for two
hours on his bill providing an inland
waterway commission and for the de'
velopment of inland waterways of 'the
Monday, December 18.
Washingtop, Dec. 16 A speech by
Senator Tillman, filled with denureia
tion of tbe president, the secretary, of
the treasury, and the department of
justice, ot financiers and "captains of
industry," was the chief subject of; in
terest in the senate todav. His re
marks were based on his resolutions.
directing an investigation by the come
mntee on finance of the resent bond
Issues by the Treasury department and
ot the issuance of clearing house certifi
cates throughout tbe country.
ine two senators frost Oklahoma
were sworn into office today. Senator
Money presented the credentials, of
Robert L. Owen and Senator Culberson
those of Thomas P. Gore, the blind
The terms of the two senators then
were drawn by lot. Senator Owen se
cured the six-year term and Senator
Gore the two-year term.
Senator William P. Frye was today
sworn in as president pro. tern of the
Senator Culberson introduced a reso
lution directing a congressional iaveeti-
gation of tbe cause ot the preseat finan
cial stringency and calling on the com.
mittee ou finance to recommend meas
ures for the immediate relief of the
country. He desired to have this reso
lution considered at onoe, but in the
absence of Senator Aldrkh. chairman
ot the committee on finanee, it was al
lowed to go over. A number of other
bills were introduced. The senate ad
journed at 3:15 p. m.
Washington, Dee. 16. Represent
Itive John Sharp Williams, of Missis
r.!..i l . . a i .1 t . m
nippi, tuuuy inuuuuueu iae uiu rtiaine
bill to admit into all porta of tbe Unit
ed States free of duty all produots of
the American hemisphere upon which
no export duties are imposed whatever
and so long as such nation shall admit
to its port free of all taxes certain
United States products.
The house session was limited to 25
minutes and little business beyond the
introduction ot bills was transacted
The speaker announoed the appoint
ment of the committee on aproppria-
tions. Both,, bouses agreed to adjourn
on Saturday for the Christmas holi
days, the recess to continue until Janu
ary 6. The house then adourned until
Pnrlon. Aotton mt the Mal
Caat In Mold.
The attloa of fluid cast Hon In tb
mold 1 somewhat curious. When
poured Into a aiold In a sonte of fluid
ity, cast honv and especlaHy what Is
known teehii&?ally as vort eray. x-
panda at the. moment of solidification,
thus giving a sharp Impression In. the
mo!t. The- expansion, silght but very
notice-able, extends until: in the process
of fooling the Iron attains the stage of
redrheat. Contraction ttoen takes jl ace.
with- the result that the cooled iron Is
noticeably smaller than the mold; says
the Philadelphia Reaond:
In making patterns for iron Hastings,
therefor, patternmakers commonly al
low about an elghth-of an Inch) per foot
for shrinkage. Tb shrinkage- In cast
ings, aowever, is by no mentis a con
stant quality, but- varies materially
with tbe proportion existent In the pat
tern and the character ot the 'metal
used as much aa one-tenth of an inch
per foot being; allowed when casting
beams and only one-thirty-second of an,
inch with large-cylinders.
In casting, therefore), thin strips the.
shrinkage of the lengtlk Is very great;,
while In the; thickness tt Is scarcely ap
preclable. A square late shrinks nt-
tle in thickness, but equally In width
and breadth ; a flat disk shrinks little
in thickness, but equally in diameter.
A thin ring shrinks more In diameter
than a thick one. When, It Is known
that iron with different shrinkage-from
that generally employed Is to be- used In
foundry the patterns are a leered to
meet the changed conditions.
Silicon, aniens In excessive- quanti
ties,, gives a gray, soft Iron, which has
the- minimum shrinkage. In many cases
judicious mixture of Iron will give
the desired result without extra ex-
peose In pattemmaklng. Charcoal iron
baa usually a higher metttng point than
that of less pure Iron made with coke.
It sets more quickly in the mold and
contracts more, so that an extra allow
ance for Bhrlnknge must be made lh ail
patterns employed. It will be seen
from the above that patternmakers re
quire, special technical skill as well as
knowledge of the Iron to be used In
casting for their patterns. There are
few employments wblcb require greater
specialized knowledge ot rather a wide
range than that of patternmaking,
was wanted most, during the two trials
ot Tirey L. Ford, he refused to go on
the stand to tell what he knew, unless
the prosecution granted immunity.
This demand it was impossible for the
prosecution to grant, even bad they
been inclined to do so, as he had
pleaded guilty to tbe extortion charge
and Judge Dunne had declared that he
would never allow the ex-boss to escape
without a sentence.
Work for Deep River.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 18. "Six feet
of water from St. Paul to St. Louis,"
will be the slogan of 350 commercial
clubs, industrial bureaus, , merchants'
leagues and .boards of trade of Minne
sota, which will send delegates to a
convention on January 16 in St. Paul,
at which these organizations will fed
erate for an active campaign for the
promotion of Northwestern interests,
and river Improvement. It has become
obvious that nothing but concerted ac
tion can bring about the imperatively
needed deepening of tbe upper river.
Farmers' Co-operative Congress.
Dea Moines, Iowa, Dec. 18. The
National Cooperative congress, which
waa organized aNjut a year ago at a
meeting held In Topeka, beagn its an
nual session here today. Tbe congress
is made up principally of farmers or
ganizations, though other co-operative
enterprises are admitted to member
ship. The reports snow that the co
operative movement among the farmers
Is making great headway, particularly
in some of tbe (southern states.
The senate adopted the resolution of
Dick, extending the time allowed te
militia of the several states, territories
and the Distiiact of Columbia to con
term to the provisions of the act of
June 21, 1903, which was necessary in
order that the militia ' of several states
might take advantage of appropriations
that nave been made.
In the senate committee assignments
Fulton gets bis old chairmanship of
claims, is transferred from military
attairs to judiciary and goes off the ir
ngatlon and public health committees.
Bourne Is chairman of the fisheries
committee and is a member of the coast
defenses, postoffices and post roads,
public health, railroads and expendi
tures ci the department of justice.
Senator Ankeny is chairman of irri
gation and Piles of the coast and insu
Bills for the Northwest.
Washington, Deo. 20. Congressman
Humphrey, of Washington, has intro
duced a bill providing that any passen
ger. vessel engaged in tri-weekly trade
between the United S to tea and foreign
ports shall be exempt from entrance
and clearance fees and tonnage taxes
while such service is maintained. Ellis
of Oregon, introduced a bill author!
ing payment to officers and enlisted
men of tbe Second regiment, Oregon
Volunteer Infantry, for special service
in the Philippines the difference be'
tween travel pay allowed tbem on their
discharge from eervlce and the rate
provided by law at the time of their
muster into service.
Slxteaa Eattlesblps Start Out lor
ARE REVIEWED BY PRESIDENT
Sighs- Is Ona That Brings Forth Ad
miration f Evary Spectator,
Many Being Foreigners
I Wit of the Youngsters
Letters Will Reach Fleet.
Washington, Deo. 19. The Navy de
partment today sent a wireless message
to Captain J. B. Murdock, of the bat
tleship Rhode Island, with the Atlan
tic fleet en route to Trinidad, inform
ing him that his wife, who has been
seriously ill, is better. For tbe bene
fit of friends and relatives of the sailors
on the battleships, the Navy depart
ment wishes it made known that mail
matter destined for the 15,000 men
afloat In the big ships can be sent at
the regular rates for domestic post
age. Meat Is the Only Food.
Washington, Dec. 17. The peanut
diet, tbe man who upholds sauerkraut
as the panacea of all stomachic ills, the
exponents of herbaceous living of all
kinds, receive a body blow in a bulletin
just issued by the United States depart
ment of agriculture. Tbe bulletin was
prepared by Dr. H. S. Grindley, profess
or of general chemistry at the universi
ty of Illinois, and shows that all kinds
of meat are more easily digested and
more completely assimilated than any
other class of food.
The Parson Well, Walter, what do
you want to be when you grow up?
Walter (suffering from parental dis
cipline) I want to be an orphan.
Bister Ethel What did Mr. Goodman
say while he was waiting for me In
the parlor? Little Johnny Oh, he
Sldn't say anything. He Just talked.
Uncle Bob If I was to give you
cent Tommy, what would you do with
It? Tommy (aged 6) I'd buy a postal
card and write to you for a quarter.
"What Is tbe worst thing about
riches?" asked the teacher of the Ju
venlle class, "Their scarcity," prompt
ly answered tbe bright youth at the
Sunday School Teacher Be good,
boys, and after you die you will wear
i crown of gold. Little Bobby My
oapa wears one now on his front
Little Elmer I wish I had been
Adam. The Nurse Why? Little El
mer He never bad to be a kid and
have a woman wash his face and neck;
Strikebreakers at Goldfield.
Goldfield, Dec. 18. The first con
signment ot the strikebreakers, consist
ing of 45 men, arrived here today with
out the least bit of demonstration. Tbe
men went quietly to different mines
and were assigned to their positions.
Fifty additional strikebreakers are ex
Hawley Presents Memorials. '
Washington, Dec. 19. Representa
tive Hawley has presented to the bouse
the following memorials of the' Oregon
State Legislature: House joint me
morial No. 54, favoring legislation for
the relief of settlers on unsurveved
ands; senate joint resolution favoring
the pensioning of veterans of the Ban
nock war; senate concurrent resolution
No. 20, favoring the promotion of Col
onel Jamet Jackson to tbe grade of brig
adier general on the retired list, and
senate joint resolution favoring an ln-
, crease in pensions of Indian war veterans
Ambassador to Investigate.
Washington, Dec. 19. Prompt steps
will be taken by the Italian ambassa
dor, Mayor dea Planches, to ascertain
the exact tacts concerning the shooting
and killing of three Italians who bad
been Imported to work in the camps of
the Tremont Lumber company. The
probability is that the case will reach
the State department in the event that
the investigation to be conducted by
the Italian officials bears out the report
I regarding the tragedy.
Will Retain Office for Present.
Washington, Deo. 17. Attorney
Generl Bonaparte has persistently re
fused to discuss the Bristol case since
official notice was given out from tbe
White House teat the nomination
would be withdrawn. Henry C. Gauss,
private secretary to Bonaparte and his
mouthpiece in many public matters,
said today that Mr. Bristol would con
tinue as district attorney until his suc
cessor should be appointed and qualified.
Hears Packers' Objections.
Washington, Deo. 17. The proposed
new beef inspection regulation of the
department of agriculture was the sub
ject of a hearing given by Secretary
Wilson tdy to a committee repre
senting the American Beef Packers'
association and other packers through
out tbe country. The packers were re
quested to submit tbeir objections in
writing, with tbe assurance that they
wouia oe carefully considered.
New Northwest Postmasters.
Washington, Deo. 20. Postmasters
appointed: Oregon Dale, Barney V.
Bnuits, vice Craig Thorn, resigned.
Washington Salkum, Mack Hiday,
vice .iasa uecemer, resigned.
Wife Deacrlbea Ideal Husband.
"I have a husband In a thousand,'
exclaimed the woman with brown eyes.
"The other night we were celebrating
In a quiet little way our anniversary
by dining out and going to the theater.
After tbe show we came right borne,
as the girl we left with tbe baby
doesn't live with us and I didn't want
to keep ber too late. Well, Mr. Baby
had a notion he'd yelp for a change
from bis customary goodness. Then
my husband asked lr there was any
thing around to eat It so happened
that there wasn't a single thing In the
lino of cake, fruit, or crackers or any
thing. You know those days when ev-
ery scrap has lKen used up. And
hadn't remembered to get anything.
"Most men would have kicked, but
he wild, "Oh, never mind; I'm not hun
(try, anyway. runner exploration re
vealed one cold .potato and one egg,
Apix-tlzliig at midnight.
"Well, I fried that egg and cooked
that potato while father soothed the
hoy. Then we put baby in the nox
room and snt down to our anniversary
mipiier of one frlinl ejss. My huHhnnd
mid It was lovely and bo'd rather have
It than a meal nt the swellest reHtau
rant In town. You'd have to go a long
way lMfore you'd find another man
who wouldn't kick when all the larder
offered was one egg and one potato."
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Old Point Comfort, VaM Dee. 17.
Sixteen hard hitting, steel belted Amer
ican battleships, guns bristling ami
burly of girths but sparkling whit in .
their immaculate dressings of peace,
started away yesterday under the das-
sling saa of a cloudless winter sky, on
their famous twia sea expedition ot
14,000 miles along foreign shores and
in eaangingolimas to the west ecast of
the United States. President Roose
velt, on the bridge ot his cruiser-yacht,
the- Mayflowei, personally led the mag
nificent four-mile line oi fighting1 ves
sels during first stage oi the voyage.
From the anchorage grounds in Hamp
ton Roads to the Horeshoe bend ot
Chesapeake bay his eagle-crested flag ot
blue pointed the way to the fleet's new
home at the Golden Gate. Then, when
the wide reaches oi the sea were visible
through the wide-swung capes of Vir
ginia, he turned aside and, coming to
anchor again, reviewed the . passing .
The blue ol the sky, the stretob ot
green sea miles, the glistening ot spot
less hulls, tbe curt oi foam-crested bow
waves, the cheering oi salors afloat and
friends ashore, the breeie-blown strains
of "Auld Lang Syne," floating across
the waters, the blare oi trumpets, the
ruffle ol drums, the flash of signals and
the boom of saluting cannon marked
tbe departure oi the fleet, presenting to
the people who watched It a spectacle
they will never forget and to the world
at large the reality of the trimmest,
most homogeneous, most thoroughly
equipped, most mobile and seltreliant
assemblage oi first class battleships ever
gathered in one command.
There will not be a ship in the line
old enough to have sine lied powder or
to have taken the shot of Manila or
Santiago stories written scarcely 10
yearB ago in the history of nations. All
were modern of design, examples of the
aggressive seagoing navy which the
president has declared to be so essen
tial to tbe peace of tbe country.
Attaches of foreign legations and em
bassies at Washington and many cor
respondents who have seen war service
on foreign journals freely declared that
yesterday's naval display was the most
impressive tbey bad ever seen. The
facility with wbioh the big vessels were
handled, the manner in which they
were maneuvered into single column
formation, and tbe perfect alignment
which was maintained to tbe southward
turn from the cape called out the warm
est admiration. The thrill of tbe beau
tiful marine picture was felt until the
last wind blown spiral of smoke was
lost on the horizon.
The first part of the fleet's journey
will briLg it to Trinidad on Christmas
eve, and there, amid the beat ol tbe
tropics, the Christmas celebrations will
be held. Hundreds of good-bye tele
grams were flashed to the ships by
wireless telegraph as tbey left the road
stead and had turned down the south
These vessels made up the fleet which
sailed yesterday under command of
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans-:
Connecticut, 18,000 tons; Louisiana,
16,000 tons; Kansas, 16,000 tons; Ver
mont, 16,000 tons; Georgia, 14,948
tons; Virginia, 14,948 tons; New Jer
sey, 14,948 tons; Rhode Island, 14,948
tons; Minnesota, 16,000 tons; Ohio,
12,500 tons; Maine, 12,500 tons; Mis
souri, 12,500 tons; Alabama, 11,525
tons; Illinois, 11,525 tons; Kearsarge,
11,625 tons; Kentucky, 11,525 tons;
Oulgoa, supply ship, 6,725 tons; Gla
cier, supply ship, 7,OUO tons; Panther,
repair ship, 3,380 tons; Yankton,
tender, 975 tons.
J a at the Thins.
Rcrtbllng I'm going to send some
lentlineiital verse to Miss Roxy Coyne.
'Vhat meter would be most sultabte?
Wright I should Imagine a natural
(in meter would be proper. Kansas
mark Kre Dual lapiUlnaMi,
"Brilliant and Impulsive people," de
rlares a lecturer on physiognomy, "have
black eyes, or. If they don't have them,
they're apt to get them If they're too
impulsive." Philadelphia Inquirer.
Tour cue to laugh comes when a rich
Matlve gets off a stale Jok
All Quiet In Japan.
Tokio, Deo. 17. The announcement
of tbe sailing of the Atlantic fleet of
the United States navy has not been
received by tbe newspapers of Tokio or
by the government officials. All publio
men who have been interviewed by the
Associated Press representative accept
the sailing of the fleet as a foregone
conculsion and it is not likely that the
actual start will cause the slightest rip
ple of excitement. Everyone accepts
the assurances of friendship offered by
America concedes the right of that na
tion to send its warships to the Pacific.
Short of Cash In Alaska.
Seattle, Dec. 17. A special frcm
Fairbanks, Alaska, says: Today the
Washington-Alaska and First National
bank of Fairbanks will go on a clearing
house basis. Only $50 a day with
drawal will be allowed each depositor.
A committee of depositors representing
the Fairbanks Banking company, which
recently closed its dcors, reported today
that the assets exceeded the liabiliites
by $364,815 and the bank will probably
open on a clearing honse basis soon.
Oold Movement S 106,360,000.
New York, Deo. 17. The Guarantee
Trust company today announced the
engagement of 1500,000 In gold for im
port. Lazard Frerea have engaged an
additional 11,600,000 in gold for im
port. This makes the total movement