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John il. Mitchell Convicted ol
Crime Against Nation.
If Nocnssary Case Will Da Taken to
tha Supreme Court of th
United Statu.
Portland, July 4. At 1! o'clock last
night, w ild llin din of exploding Urn
,rackera almost drowning tint words o
Captain SIimIoii, Senator John II
Mtichcll, who (or 'i'l years ha sat in
the senate of the United Stales, Mat-
n'l to tlm reading of tlio verdict that
pronounced li 1 in guilty.
Although hard lilt, as a man must
l.d unlr audi awful condition, Scna-
tor Mitchell retained his comiHisure
Tears welled Into hi eyed and It in
voir-) shook, ami, an he slowly rose
from Ida seat, after tint jury had been
ji'iIIimI ii i i i I con it wiin adjourned, lm
tottered ami for the brief spell of per
haps a minute the shocking force of
the Verdict Seemed suddenly to Ullloal
iion liia shoulders every one of those
4 0 years through which III! has pllHHcd,
and lie became old, very oM. With an
effort which showed that he hum still
fighting, ft ill not without hope, for ex
Senator Thurston, hh hood hn the jury
was polled hud moved for it new trial,
lie straightened up hia lieut figure in
a way that aeemed to say, "there ia
yet another chance.
Senator Mitc hell will not rent under
the vi rdict of the jury an returned hint
night, hut will take the mutter to the
Supreme, court of the United States,
if necessary. Senator Thurston, one of
the counsel for the defense, when asked
iih to the future coo thu of the defense,
said :
"On Monday next the court w ill hear
a motion for a new trial on the part of
the defense, mid if that is denied, the
mailer will p taken to the Circuit
court of Appeal in Han Francisco, and
from there, if necessary, to the Su
preme court of thu United Stated. Of
con i Me, other than that statement, I ran
liuve nothing to nay aa to what I think
of the outcome of the trial."
John Newton Williamson, Ir. Van
Scalier and Marion It. 1 ' i k n will I"'
I roii;li t face to face with the United
StatcM court on Friday morning at 10
o'clock to imawcr to the indictment
ch.irging them with sulsirnation of
perjury, in having induced 100 ieraonR
to swear fnlmdy in regard to entries
made upon timher and atone land in
the vicinity of l'r inevi lie.
Judge )e 'Haven act Friday morning
ia the time for beginning the trial
when court waa called yesterday morn
'ing. lie also atate(l that he would fix
W dncsday morning hm the time for
taking up all laud fiuud cases in which
tlcmurrcr had been tiled Hguinst the
indictments. He would then act apart
a time for hearing the arguments in
those cases where audi hearing waa
Russian Government Sends Torpedo
Boat on Trail of Potemkin.
ItueharcHt, Koiimanin, July r. Ad
vieea to the government from Kustenji
Mate that the Russian torpedo I oitt
Hincltiloy hud apeared off that port
and hy aigual had requested informa
tion concerning the reliel Russian bat
tleship l'otcmkin. Il in said that the
torpedo I mat ia manned liy a select
crew and has heen commissioned to at
tack and dink the rehel ahip upon
flight. When the port authorities sig
naled hack that thu l'otcmkin hail left
the port, the torpedo hoat retired in
the direction of Odessa, for which place
thu Potemkin ia belcived to have si t
At all Roumanian porta where Rub
tdun warships are now lying there is
reported great Hgilation among the
pallors. The Russian vessel Rulgarie,
owing to an outlueak among her crew,
has heen indefinitely delayed at the
port of Isiualia.
Rebels Proclaim General Strike.
St. Petrsbuig, July 5. The execu
tive committee of the Social Rcvolu
lioulHts Iiiih iHHiied a stirring appeal
t mmouing the workmen and all
classes of society intercHted in the
overthrow of the present regime to
show sympathy with nil thoHe who
fought for freedom at Lodz, Warsaw,
Odessa and other places, hh well as
with the sailors who mutinied at
Odessa and I.ibau. hy inaugurating a
general political strike. The leaders
have supplemented this by proclaiming
a general strike for Thursday.
Armistice is Next Thing.
St. Petersburg, July 5. With the
completion of the arrangements for the
Washington pence meeting, President
Roosevelt has resumed Ids efforts to
bring about an armistice. No light
in thrown upon the actual status of the
negotiation!) and the clmracter of the
communications passing between the
Kussian and Japanese government!! and
"WaHhington. The matter ia exceeding
ly delicate, but the outlook for success
is not unpromising.
Prepares to Fight Hungary.
London, July 5. The correspondent
of the Daily Mail at Vienna asserts
that Archduke Kruncis Ferdinand has
initiated military preparation with a
view to the eventuality of Hungary at
tempting to recede from the dual monarchy.
Mitchell Case Disposrd of, He Turns
Attention to Others.
I'otlland, July (1. Judge i Hhvi a bmy mini yesterday and will lm
eipuilly busy today. The end of the
Mitchell trial has not brought surcease
from work, and the interval betwef
the llrst case and the one of J. N. Wil
lianiMon set for Friday morning will
till the hours of the Federal court will
act ion and hurry.
Yesterday morning all of the land
fraud ciiH' were taken up by the court
and fixed upon the calendar for consid
eratlon. Times were set for hearing
demurrers to
many Indictments
now pending in different cases, dates
were fixed for listening to arguments
upon pleas in abatement ami days si
apart for arraignments and pleadings
of those defendants who are now wail
Ing for the call of the court.
Thu Mitchell and Hermann cast
were put at the foot of the calendar, as
was the case against F. P. Mays, and
the many defendant made prominent
in the I'uter-McKinley land fraud case
of last winter. Today the great major
ity of the defendants will either plead
or will bring their motions for erior
before the court, after which the casi
will he set, as near as possible, upon
the docket for trial
Zigzags Across Country, Smashing
Everything in Its Path.
Fort Worth, Texas, July (i. A tor
mnio which struck i exits in tin- upper
edge of Montague county, coming from
the northeast and swinging far into the
southeast, this afternoon caused the
loss, it is believed, of 40 lives. 1'iiuiei
large iiuiiiImt of people, and did
told daiuaue
to gi owing crops
Fortunately the tornado missed the
small towns in the section throng)
which it swept, but it sigzaggetl in such
a way as to take in the homes of manv
farmers ami stock raisers in the sec-
At Jacksboro the force of the wind
was terrific. The Baptist church and
20 other buildings were blown off their
foundations, ami a number of buildings
totally destroyed. Mrs. Travis (.'al
houn was seriously injured. Travis
Calhoun, Mrs. Horton and Henry Wes
ser and family were also injured.
At Montague no lives were lost in
the town, but in the country great loss
of life is reported. The w ires are dow n
in all directions, and it is ditlienlt to
get particulars. Ten persons are known
to he dead in the tieiLrhhorhisMl of
Montague. Most of those killed lived
on Salt creek, along which the tornado
swept with special force. At Nacona
the tornado passed a few luiies to the
south, and later lists give the dead at
14 and the Injured at 41.
Northern Passenger
Track and Cars Burn.
(Srcat Falls, Mont., July's. A spe
rial to the Tribune from Willison. N.
I)., says No. 3 west bound passenger
tram on the (treat Northern was
wrecked at Spring ltrook, about 12
miles west of there. A car in the mid
dle of the train jumped the track just
before reaching a switch. At the switch
this car went on the side track and a
complete wreck followed.
All the train left the track except
the engine. Kxploions followed im
mediately and pet the w reckage on fire.
Seven cars were completely destroyed
by the tire, but the passengers all es
caped through the windows and only a
few were seriously injured, although a
large number were plightly hurt. The
injured were all brought to Willison
and it is believed none are fatally hurt.
The train was running at a high rate
of speed, but no more than the regular
run calls for. Where the car first left
the track there is absolutely nothing
wrong with the track and no one can
account for the accident. All of the
other cars passed over the place, and
had it not been for the switch no seri
ous results would have followed.
All the mail wns saved.
Russian Paper Plays Ghoul.
St. Petersburg, July 0. The Novoe
Vreinya, which alone of the lending
pnpers here attacked President Roose
velt for forcing peace endeavors, has
been printing a series of articles to
prove that American intrigires and
American instigation were responsible
for the war. It now asserts that the
same causes brought about China's
request to he represented in the nego
tiations. It says that Mr. Hay's doc
trine of the administrative entity of
China will be buried with its author,
but the fruits of his policy will remain.
Road Into Klamath Falls.
San Francisco, July 0. The Califor
nia Northeastern railway filed articles
of incorporation today, with a capital
of $5,400,000. The incorporators are
A. H. Noftger, G. X. Wendling, C. M.
Cross, president of the Farmers' and
Mercants' National bank at llanford;
CJ. K. ISittenger, cashier of the Los An
geles National bank, and II. Nathan.
One terminus of the road will be at
Weed station, on the Southern Pacific,
and the other at Klamath Falls.
Convict Strike Quelled.
Salt Lake City, July fl. Twenty con
victs at the state penitentiary struck
today, refusing to work until improve
ment was made in the food and other
accommodations. After the strikers had
been placed in solitary confinement and
handcuffed to the ceiling for several
hours, the strike lost its popularity.
Water Sweeps Down Narrow Can
yon, Drowning Many,
Reports of Dead Vary From 100 to
1,000 Storm Came Suddenly
in Dead of Night.
Mexico City, July 4. UejMirts
current here that from 100 persons
ward, with one report claiming even
1 ,000, have leen drowned in a great
flood at Ouanajuato, a mining city
now the important seat of activity by
several large American and British
companies. The wires were down all
day yesterday, and the roads were irn
passable. No news has been received
and two rcisirts are current, one saying
1,000 were killed, another says that at
least 100 were drowned.
I .ate tidings are that Guanajuato
completely flooded and water is already
invading thb higher parts of the town
while there is fear that the Laolla dam
may give way, which would mean com
plete and general ruin.
I he city is huilt in a great gorge in
thu mountains, and the streets ramble
up the mountain sides in picturesque
A storm began furiously on the nigh
ol Junn .10, ami after midnight no one
dared to go to bed, so tremendous was
the fury of the elements. The water
rose in the lower or business streets
flooding shops ami damaging thousands
of dollars worth of merchandise.
The lower streets became raging tor
rents as the water poured in rivers
down the upper streets. Ioors were
smashed in by the force of the water,
and windows were no protection against
the furious II cms 1.
Later advices state that it is known
that over 100 lives were lost at (Suana
junto. A dispatch to President Kohim
son, of the Mexican Central railroad,
says there are 1,000 dead at (iuana
The town of Marafilo, just inflow
Guanajuato, is completely wiped out.
Russia and Japan Announce Repre
sentatives to Washington.
Ojster Hay, July 3. Otlicial an
nonricement was made by President
Kootevclt today of the names of the
Kussian and Japanese envoys to the
Washington pence conference. The
Imracier and ability of the men se
lected by '-loth belligerents is an earn
st of the desire of thtir respective goV'
ernments to cinclude if possible the
tragedy being enacted in the Far Iast
I'.y direction of the president, Secre
tary Loch made the formal announce
merit in the following statement:
The president announces that the
Kussian and Japanese governments
lave notified him that they have ap
ixiintcd pleniiHitentiaries to meet here
(Washington) as soon after the first of
August as tMissible. The two Kussian
denipotentiaries are Ambassador Mur
avieff, ex-minister of justice, and now
ambassador at Kome, and Ambassador
Koscn. The Japanese plenipotentiaries
are I'.aron Komura, now minister of
foreign affairs, and Minister Takahira.
"It is possible that each side mav
send one or more additional representa
tives. The plenipotentiaries of both
t'ls-ia ami Japan will be entrusted
with full iower to negotiate and con
clude a treaty of peace, subject, of
ourse, to ratification hy their respect
ive home governments."
Coal From Captured Collier.
Odessa, July 4. It is announced
that Me ctcws of the warships which
have mutinied have sent on shore dele
gates to confer with the port officials
regarding terms of surrender. They
secured a quantity of provisions from
the captain of the port and later on
captured a collier and replenished their
bunkers. It is believed that they will
ie granted amnesty and that following
such action by the government thev
will surrender. It is announced that
the Iobs of the recent rioting is between
L'0, 000,000 and $25,000,000.
Magoon Minister to Panama.
Oyster l&uy, July 3. President Koose-
velt today authorized the announcement
that he had appointed Charles I) Ma
goon as United States minister at Pan
ama. Judge Magoon is at present gov
ernor of the canal zone, at Panama,
and a member of the executive commit
tee fo the Isthmian Canal commission.
Piior to his appointment on the canal
commission lie was t lie law ollicer of
the insular affairs bureau of the War
Armistice Rests with Japan.
St. Petersburg, July 4. Negotia
tions for a armistice between the armies
of Kussia and Japan, it can be definite
ly stated, are now in progress, presum
ably at. Washington; but they have not
reached a stage where any further an
nouncement can be made. The decis
ion seems to rest with Japan, which
country is weighing the relinquish
ment of the prospects GI bettering her
present advantageous position against
the enormous cost of lives and money
of another great battle.
Advance on Vladivostok.
London, July 4. The correspondent
ol the Morning News at Shanghai says
that the Japanese ate advancing on
Vladivostok and that a battle is im
minent near the Tumen river,
Japanese are Fortifying Each Village
Thev Occupy.
Headquarters of the Kussian Army,
Oodyadarn, Manchuria, July 4. Ac
cording to information brought by per
sons arriving from the extreme west,
the reports that the Kussian right had
been turned are incorrect. On the con
trary, it is said that General Nogi's
army which, on June 10 was far to the
west wan) of the other Japanese armies,
has since been moving in the direction
of Chaiigtufu, and the pressure brought
to bear against the Kussian cavalry
flank it was thought was for the purpose
of covering the retreat of the main
The Japanese are slowly pushing for
ward their center. They are strongly
fortifiyng each village occupied by
them, and are making a demonstration
of considerable force near Hailungcheng
90 miles east of Changtufii. The oper
ations are proceeding slowly, and a
general engagement is improbable be
fore the end of July.
Keports that General Mistchenko
violated Chinese neutrality in his re
cent raid are officially denied. Mem
bers of the staff who have traced the
route taken by him say that at no time
was be closer than 14 miles to the
Mongolian frontier.
Chicago Parcels Express Companies
Enjoined by Court.
Chicago, July 4. Action taken yes
terday by Judge Holdout, of the Supe
rior court, is likely to cause a spread of
the teamsters' strike to the drivers em
ployed by the local parcels express
companies, who do business through
the city and suburbs. The Employers'
association filed, two days ago, an ap
plication for an injiicntion preventing
these companies from refusing to make
deliveries to and from the boycotted
houses, as they have been refusing to
do since the commencement of the
Joudge Iloldom isseud a temporary
injunction agairiBt three of the express
companies which have refused to de
liver merchandise. Those against
whom the injunctions were issued are:
The Johnson Express company. Page
Brothers Express company, and the
South Chicago Steamboat FJxpress com
pany. These companies, by the court's
oroer, will lie compelled to make deliv
eries for all merchants without discrim
The court fixed the bonds at $10,000
in the case of the Johnson company, in
each of the four bills against it, and
1 3,000 each against the others.
Chinese Government Does Not Want
Coolies to Come to America.
Detroit, July 4. Charles Denby,
diplomatic adviser to the viceroy of
North China, who is visiting relatives
here, does not take a serious view of
Chinese threats to boycott American
gods owing to the Chinese exclusion
act. Mr. Denby, who has for 20 years
been in close touch with political and
ommercial affairs in China, said:
"The Chinese government is not back
of this agitation, and it is not support
ed by the merchants. It is probable
that Chinese students are making the
trouble. The students of China, like
those of Russia, are a factor in politics,
young, hot-headed fellows, educated
abroad and with advanced reform ideas.
'China is satisfied with the present
exclusion laws. I Lelieve that if we
repeal these laws China would pass
an act forbidding the coolies to come to
thi8eountjv. The government has a
ontract with the big mineowners in
South America to supply them with
labor. The government gets a royalty
on all the labor furnished, and cannot
get men enough. It has recruiting
agents all over China now.
"The Chinese do not want their la-
lHircrsMo come to America. All China
wants is a fair, just administration of
those laws, that students and merchants
he aMowed to come in undisturbed and
no discriminations."
Stevens Succeeds Wallace.
Washington, July 4. Secretary Taft
has appointed John F. Stevens, of Chi-
ago, chief engineer of the 1'unaniH
anal commission, with residence on
the isthmus. Mr. Stevens succeeds
John F. Wallace. Mr. Stevens also
will be made geueial manager of the
Panama railway. Ho will not be a
member of the isthmian canal commis
sion. His salary will lie f;iO,000 a
ear. Mr. Stevens is now in the serv
ice ot the I'liiiippine commission as
inspector in the construction of 1 ,0 JO
miles of Philippine railways.
Open to Japanese Trade.
Washington., July 4. The State de
partment has been advised by the
American minister at Tokio that the
Japanese military commander has, by
proclamation, opened to the Japanese
merchants for trade and travel the fol
lowing Mauchurian towns: Pashiko,
(old Niu Chwang), Iliacheng, Anchan
tien, Lyaonoang, Kaiping, Sengvang-
heng, Saimachi. The information was
givea the American minister that this
action was purely military measures.
Darling Offered Stevens' Place.
Washington, July 4. W. A. Darling
of Chicago, who is connected with the
Rock Island Railway, has been tendered
an appointment to succeed J. F. Stev
ens in the work of railway construction
in the Philippines. Ilia appointment
has not yet been announced olllcially,
but it is understood ho will accept the
"Ah, darling," breathed the Impassioned wooer, "why do you not say
'Yes? Can you not say It?"
"Dear me, I could say it," responded the honest damsel, "but If I do,
then yon will Immediately stop making all these pretty speeches." Omaha
Magnificent New Capitol One of the
World's Flnet HaUdlng-.
Fifty yesrs ago "The Great North
west" was a bowling wilderness, peo
pled only by a few Indians and a
handful of trappers and French-Canadian
traders; fifty years ago this vast
region bad not been surveyed, and cer
tain sections of It had not even been
explored, but to-day behold how differ
ent Is Its aspect!
There Is not a corner of It that has
not been penetrate! by civilized be-
' fee
Ings; there Is not an acre of It that has
not been charted. A dozen States have
been carved out of It, and the borders
of the brush and timber lands are
rapidly receding before the woodman
with his ax and the farmer with his
plow. In the near future there will
not be left a single acre of unproduct
ive land, for the gigantic projects of
Irrigation that the Federal Govern
ment Is undertaking will, within the
next decade, transform every arid area
Into a flourishing garden.
This great Northwest territory com
prises fully one-sixth of the entire area
of the United States and Is now peo
pled with 0,000,000 Americans who are
engaged In various Industries, the an
nual output from which aggregates,
lu value, millions of dollars.
If there Is one thing more than an
other that has fostered this marvelous
development. It Is the modern rail
road. In the great Northwest there
are over 50.000 miles of railway track
and the capital that Is represented by
the operating plants of all of the rail
way companies serving the people of
this territory amounts, In round num
bers, to over ?2,50O,000,00O.
It Is marvelous that such a transfor
mation of a wilderness Into a flourish
ing home of civilized Ixdngs could be
effected within the short span of one
human life; yet the progress made
during the last decade Is still more re
markable and the most reliable Indica
tion of the Increasing wealth of this
section of the United States is the
erection of some of the finest public
buildings to be seen anywhere on the
American continent.
The expenditure Involved in the
erection of State capItols alone counts
upward of VXKUHH). The State of
Montana, with a population of but
2i:t,40, has Just completed a commo
dious, new State House that cost In
the neighborhood of a quarter of a
million; South Dakota Is contemplat
ing the expenditure of several thou
sand dollars In enlarging and embel
lishing Its present legislative hall, and
Its twin State to the north has already
appropriated a million dollars for the
erection of a beautiful new capltol to
replace the ramshackle frame struc
ture that Is now used as a State
House; Wisconsin has recently ap
proved designs for a new capltol that
calls for the expenditure of $10,0(K),
(X)0; Iowa has spent a vast sum to re
build her present structure that whs
partially destroyed by fire; and Min
nesota has Just dedicated a $5,000,000
marble palace to the use of the people.
In many respects this latter struc
ture Is the most remarkable In the
United States, and to the tourist trav
eler, 'who comes to St. Paul In the
future, It will be a source of pleasure
and Inspiration.
When Glenn Brown, the secretary
of the American Institute of Archi
tects, of Washington, D. C, visited the
new capltol of Minnesota, he declared
It to be the finest structure In Amer
ica to-day with the exception of the
national capltol at WaHhington. Not
o much money has been Bpeut on It
as has been spent upon similar build
ings elsewhere; but. In Mr. Brown't
opinion, the artistic effect of the struc
ture Is unsurpassed.
The predominating feature of the
building Is the massive marble dome,
the largest in the United States. Un
til its completion the dome of the
Rhode Island State House at Provi
dence held the distinction of being the
greatest The dome of the capltol at
Washington Is very much larger, but
that U made of cast iron, painted
white. The domes of St. Peter's of
Rome and St. Paul's of London. llke
wise, are larger, but neither of them
Is constructed of marble.
The Interior finishings of the build
ing ere magnificent Marbles from al
most every well known quarry In the
world were Imported for use In the
grand halls and legislative rooms, and
beautifully carved woods for the ex
ecutive offices.
To see such evidences of art and cul
ture in a country that but a short while
ago, was considered a barbarous fron
tier, is the most satisfying thing that
can happen to a man who has faith in
the great destiny of the United States
as the leader of nations. C. T. Greene,
In Four-Track News.
Wound with Wire or Some Other
Strengthening Material,
The baseball fan, or, more correct
ly speaking, the baseball player, will
hall the advent of the non-breakabls
bat that has made Its appearance. This
most desirable and hitherto unknown
attribute of a baseball bat Is attained
by cutting a spiral groove In the wood
and Inserting therein, flush with the
surface of lire bat some strengthen
ing' material, such as steel wire or
steel tape or sinew. The spiral Is mads
continuous from a point Just above
the handle, so as not to Interfere with
a good, comfortable grip, to a point
Just below where the ball ordinarily
strikes. Care has to be exercised, of
course, In fastening the ends of the
strengthening material wound In the
groove to prevent the development of
weak spots, particularly at the handle
extremity. The groove, of course, la
not large enough to detract apprecia
bly from the normal strength of the
wood of the particular section used.
They D.d Not Hare To.
A family who had struggled the best
part of a lifetime In a poverty-stricken
portion of the city suddenly came Into
the possession of a small Income, with
the prospect In a few years of some
thing more. Their long-crushed aspl
ratlous revived, and the women of the
family especially began to assume va
rious airs and artificialities.
They moved to a little place !n the
country, and tried mightily to Impress
their neighbors with their Importance.
They talked constantly of what "peo
ple In our position" should and should
not do.
Some of their town acquaintances
came out to visit them during the sum
mer, and one of the younger members
of the family, a llttlo girl of 7 or 8,
was showing them about the place.
"What nice chickens!" exclaimed
one or tne guests wnen tney reached
the poultry yard. "They lay steadily,
too, I suppose?"
"Yes," returned the youthful hos
tess, who really knew nothing at all
about It, "that is, they could, of course.
but in our position they they don't
have to."
Remarkable Generosity.
"You say O'llannagan leaves the
Orphans' Home a large legucy'f" "Bo
dad, it's purty large." "How much?"
Twelve children au' a jjout, betforral'