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COTTAGE GROVE .. OREGON.
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for Our
A Resume of the Lets Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Castro vows vengeance on France
Democratic senators hare united to
fight the San Domingo treaty.
The will ot the late Charles T. Yerkes
may be contested by his widow.
The Union Pacific has bought a con
trol of the Illinois Central railroad.
W. C. T. U. workers will ask Miss
Roosevelt to bar wine from her wed
Kansas authorities are after a broth
er of John D. Rockefeller for land
John A. Linn, clerk of the Cook
county, fllinois, court, is charged with
From present indications the dispute
between France and Germany in Mo
rocco cannot be settled.
The Washington railroad commUsion
may make a stricter ruling on issuing
passes by railway companies.
Germany is esasperated because of
her inability to secure a reciprocity
treaty with the United States.
The governor of Iowa will call a
meetiDg of the various governors early
In the summer for the purpose of unit
ins on a plan to secure election of
United States senators by the people
Wif e is preparing a plan to sell land
Roosevelt denies that he is acting as
dictator to congress.
The pope has advised French Cath
olics to give in to the state.
' Colonel Colton reports that pece
Las been restored in Santo Domingo.
Twenty-seven bodies cave been .re
covered from the wreck of the Valencia
Seattle people are indignant over the
Valencia investigation and demand a
more rig'd inquiry.
f Senator Heyburn, of Idaho, is sen
ously ill and an operation for appendi
citis cannot long be delayed.
A cold wave has struck the eastern
portion of the United States. In plac
es the temperature dropped 40 degrees
in 24 hours.
The American Smelting trust is buy
ing control in the large copper compan
ies and it ia believed a huge trust is
The United Mineworkers o' America
have decided to call a strike in every
Bat April 1. The order ia expected to
affect 600,000 men and cut off the fuel
supply of the nation.
Hermann has offered a bill to the
bouse providing for $200,000 for the
construction and maintenance for the
first year of a sea-going dredge for Ore
Great Britain may institute radical
reforms in her army to please Japan.
Vladivostok rebels have driven out
the Cossacks and enforced an armed
The annual report of the Philippine
commission shows the island to be in
General Chaffee has retired as chief
of staff of the army. He is succeeded
by John C. Bates.
Many bodies are being recovered
from the wreck of the Valencia which
are not being identified.
Fire destroyed an entire block in the
city of Panama. The loss will reach
$500,000, with very little ineurance.
C tssacka in Siberia after an armed
conflict!) with rebels threw over 1,300
into Lake Baikal through holes in the
Fire broke out in the transport
Meade at San Francisco. Three lives
were lost. The property damage will
not be great.
The First United States infantry has
sailed from New York for the Philip
pines . The troops will go by way of
the Suez canal.
It Las just been given out that for
the past four years the Equitable Lifn
Insurance society has insured free the
lives of its 900 employes for $1,000
A suit has been 6tarted in Nebraska
to break up a combine of fire insurance
King Frederick, of Denmark, will
work for au alliance with Norway and
A high oflicial in Tiflis, Russia, has
been blown to pieces by a revolution
The net earnings of the United States
Steel corporation in 1U05 total nearly
Shouts says he canceled the Market
contract for hotels on the canal zone
because there was too great a graft.
The Postal Progresa league, at its an
nual meeting in Boston, declared in
favor of consolidation of third and
fourth class mail matter at the third
class rate, 1 cent for two ounces. ibia (
would reduce general merchandise rates
60 per cent. I
TEMPEST OF FLAME.
Great Fire Devours Elevator, Wheat
And Horses in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Fib. 5. Fire, which orig
inated in the Union Grain elevator in
East St. Iouis, IP., last night, after
completely destroy inn "at structure,
spread to surround ing building and
freight cars in the yards of the Termin
al association, and caused damage esti
mated at $1,250,000 before its progress
was checked. Atari early hour this
morning the (lames were still casting rt
ruddy glare, but it is believed that the
tire is well under control, and there is
little further danger of its spreading.
A detailed estimate of the losses fol
Union elevator, fSOO.OOO; grain in
elevator. tOoO.OOO: St. Louis tar
company, barn. $1",000, horses, $!(
500. feed. $3,000: Waters Pierce Oil
company, $5, 000; seven dwellings, $7,
000; 20 box cars, $20,000; total, $1,
The fire originated in a brick engine
house. 30 feet awav from the elevator
proper, and was discovered by the
night watchman. Before the arrival of
the fire department, the flames had
spread to the elevator. Assistance was
sent from St. Louis, and the efforts of
the firemen were principally directed
toward preventing the fire from spread
ing to adjoining elevators and ware
houses, the Union elevator having been
converted into a furnace within a few
minutes alter it caught fire.
The heavens were brightly illumi
nated and it is estimated that 50,000
persons viewed the tire from both banks
of the Mississippi river and the bridge.
Seven dwellings were covered by
burning oil by the explosion of four
tank cars and entirely destroyed. The
occupants, however, were either outside
viewing the conflagration, or were able
to escape before the names consumed
PICKING UP THE VICTIMS.
United States Revenue Cutters Are
Cruising Off the Straits. ,
Victoria, B. C. Feb. 5. A special
dispatch to the Associated Press from
Bamfield tonight fays the United States
cutter Perry landed a party at Darling
creek today and succeeded in getting
nine bodies from the beach, and also
took off Lieutenant Gromville and six
men let there the previous night. The
Perry also picket up one male body at
sea, badly decomposed.
The United States steamer Grant also
found a male body badly decomposed
and unrecognir.able. This is the 30th
body recovertd. The 11 bodies have
been landed at Bain field and will . be
shipped to Victoria by a tug leaving to
morrow morning. All the bodies have
now been taken from the shore at Dar
ling creek, but the searchers will re
main in the hope that some others may
come aenore. It is leared, nowever,
that those now coming ashore will be
in such bad condition that they will be
The tug Wyadda brought eight bod
ies, hve that were picked up Dy me
Perry on Friday and three taken from
the beach at D:irling creek, a landing
having been effcted from the Wyadda
this morning in a dory. The majority
are in a badlv decomposed condition,
some with parts of the head and skull
missing. Both the revenue cutters
Perry and Grant will remain cruiing
near the wreck in search of other bodies
that may ba found floating.
BLIZZARD SWEEPS DAKOTAS.
Mercury Falls 65 Degrees in 24
Hours Railroads Blockaded.
Grand Forks, N. 1)., Feb. 5. One of
the most severe blizzards of the winter
is raging in this state. While there
has been only a elight snowfall here,
the western psrt 'I the state has had
a general and heavy snowfall. The
wind has blown a gale all day and
night, and no trains have arrived from
the west since morning. At midnight
the storm was unabated, and it promis
es to tie up railroad traffic badly.
Deadwood, S. D., Feb. 5. A high
wind and driving snow all day has
broken the summer weather here, the
mercury lal.ing bo degress in tbe last
24 hours. Tonight the thermometer
registers 10 below zero.
Baltic-Black Sea Canal.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 5. An Ameri
can named Wendell Jackson has a pro
ject for linking the Puna and Dnieper
rivers by a cmal near Vitebsk and
forming an interna' i inl waterway from
the Baltic sea to tfm Black sea. The
plan is seriously thought of in some
quarters and a committee was estab
lished today and authorized to examine
and make a report on the matter,
though, owing to the financial situa
tion, there is no prospect of immediate
further action bfeii.g taken in the mat
ter. Will Not Sell Telegraph.
Washington,-Feb. 5. The secretary
of war has turned down ajproposal made
by the local telephone company of Nome
to take over the entire government tide
graph system of Alaska on condition
that it shall operate the same and
transmit government business free of
coBt for the next 25 years. The depart,
merit is not ready to dispose of the gov
ernment telegraph system, but when it
decides to take this step, will not sell
it for less than its actual value.
Many New Rural Routes.
Washington, Feb. 5. According to
the report of Fourth Assistant PoBt
master General De Graw, 271 rural de-
livery routes were established during
January. Of the 3,48 applications
for routes now pending, 22 Lave been
assigned for establishment.
! OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST ;
ADD TO RESERVES,
Government Will Soon to Take Action
on Oregon Forests.
Washington The present year Is
likelv to see several million acr sddec
to tiie forest reserve cf Oregon. I'n to
this time tl, 072, 550 acres have been
brought within permanent forest re
serves, a ".d 0,t0S,:t;!tl acres additional
have Ihcii temporarily withdrawn.
Just what part of this latter urea is to
become permanent forest reserve and
what part is to be turned lack to the
public domain has not been determined
Out of the withdrawals, however,
2,130,400 acres set appart for the Blue
mountain reserve will bo placed under
the forest administi atom.
There has been an intimation that
proclamation will soon issue creating
a Rogue river forest reserve in South
western Oregon, for which 1.1H2.320
acres have been withdrawn. This pro
nosed reserve takes in fully half of
Curry and Josephine counties and small
portions of Coos and Douglas. When
originally mapped out, the Rogue river
reserve was deemed impracticable, be
cause the railroad land grant traverses
the area. Now that the lieu laud law-
is repealed and there is no danger of
lieu land frauds, this objection from
the government standpoint seems to
have been removed.
arums withdrawals ol small areas
in Marion, Linn, lane and Douglas
counties, aggregating 250,040 acres
have been made with a view to enlarg
ing the Cascade reserve along its west
Itoundary. It is quite probable thai
these tracts will be permanent reserves
The same is true of the withdrawal of
12 000 acres in Clackamas county ad
joining the Cascade reserve.
In Morrow and Orant counties a
withdrawal has been made embracing
417,000 acres, which will eventually le
made into the Heppner forest reserve
unless present plans are abandoned.
It has not yet been t'etermined what
disposition shall be made of the Warner
mountain withdrawal, which embraces
2, S3!), 810 acres in Klamath, Lake and
Crook counties. Much of this land,
upon examination, has been foiind un
fit for forest reserve purposes, and will
probably be turned back to the public
domain, but those poitions which fcre
valuable for timber or as protection to
watersheds are likely to be permanent
ly reserved at some future time. In
addition to the foregoing, 1.2S0 acres
in Jackson county have been withdrawn
with a view to enlarging the Ashland
reserve and 4.4H0 acres in Crook county
withdrawn to enlarge Maury mountain
Initiative Petitions Filed.
Salem The secretary of state has
notified the governor that he has re
ceived and placed on file in hii office
two initiative bills, one to abolish toll
roads and for the purchase of the Bar
low road over the Cascade mountains,
and the other for amending the local
option law. Both bills are accom
panied by petitions having the required
number of signatures to insure their
submission to a vote of the people.
The governor must issue a proclama
tion for each bill, to le published in at
least one paper in each j idicial dis
trict. The publication of these pro
clamations costs the state $275 each.
Look for Busy Season. .
Baker City In spite of the heavy
snow, the past week has been lively in
mining circles, especially have the
placerrnen been active in preparation
for the coming season with the pros
pect of a plentiful supply of water.
George W. and Edward Borman have
just put 15 men at work cleaning out
their big ditch near the old Virtue
mine, seven miles east of Baker City.
In that vicinity there has been more
snow this winter than at any one season
in the 31 years the Brmaua have been
Heavy Steel To Be Laid.
Albany The Southern Pacific com
pany has already begun the work of re
placing the light Pteel on ita track in
the Willamette valley with heavy 75
pound steel rails, and the distributing
train is scattering the new material
along the company's lines through Linn
county. Before the end of the coming
summer the company expects to have
the entire line through the western
part of the state laid with these heavy
Feed Cattle On Beet Pulp.
La Grande Grandy A Iiussell, the
butcher firm, are feeding 1,000 bead of
cattle thia winter, mostly for their own
use. A great deal of sugar beet pulp ia
used, also a large quantity of hay.
Ten men are employed steadily in feed
ing and caring for the stock. Five
teams are engaged in hauling beet pulp
and three wagona are used in hauling
To Prospect for Oil.
Eugene J. W. Zimmerman and C.
F. Mitchell, of this city, who are wo-k-ing
on a coal prospoct ten miles south
west of Eugene, are preparing articles
of incorporation and will organize a
joint stock company immediately to
work the property. I hey have struck
a vein of coal which they say promises
well. They also announce that they
will bore 1,000 feet or more in hope of
Minors Smoke Cigarettes.
Eugene The members of the Loyal
Temperance league, recently organized
here, have taken up the matter of en
forcing the law against giving and sell
ing tobacco to minora. They announce
that the first one caught violating the
law will be arrested and fined.
PROGRESS ON UMATILLA.
Water Users Sign Contract - Is Best
Among; Irrigation Plans. .
Washington Oiliciala of the recla
mation seivi'O are pleased with the
progress being made by the landowner
on the I'matiHa irrigation project.
late advices from the local engineer in
dicate strong interest on the part of the
water uscts, who have nlicady pledged
13,000 out of the IS, 000 ai res Included
in the project. As most of the legal
difficulties have been adjusted by the
secretary of the interior, it is believed
that no great delay will occur m sign
ing up all the land embtaced in this
Although Umatilla is one of the
minor national works in point of cost
and acreage, its favorablo climate, low
altitude, fertile soil ami adaptability to
a wide variety of products makes this
one of the most attractive project un
dertaken. The land ia suited for orch
ards and small fruits, and, when so
used, from 10 to 20 acres are ample for
tbe support of a family. The fruit and
vegetables are the finest on the market.
Transportation facilities are excellent
the markets being Portland and Spo
The engineering works ars simple
and, while the cost of the water is $(0
per acre, it is relatively low, compared
with t tie values produced. Soil experts
who have thoroughly examined tl
whole area are enthusiastic concerning
the future of this section when watered
and predict a populous and prosperous
community here at no distant day.
Snow Is Heavy.
Burns With 24 inches of snow in
the Harney valley, and at places three
feet of it, with the mountain roads
almost impassable on account of the
still heavier snowfall there, stockmen
are anxious concerning the prospects of
getting their stock through the winter
There is an abundance of linv in the
county, but stork, and especially sheep
lose tU'sh after feeding any length of
time on the wild product of the valley
In addition to 'his fact, there is tint Hp
prehension that a cold snap would prob
ably have an injurious effect.
Sumptor The severe weather whirl
has visited this section for several days
past has at last sub-ided, and business
so iditious as a consequence are assum
ing a more normal tune. Koads are in
belter shape and sleighing is gin I
again. The Sumpter Valley railway
trains are still somewhat delayed in
making the round trip from here to
Austin and return, ami almost every
day are several hours late in makyig
connections at Baker City.
Land Money Divided.
Salem Secretary of State Dunbar
has apportioned the 5 per cent Ian I
sales fund among the several counties
of the state. This fund was received
from the United States government ami
constitutes 5 per cent of the proceeds of
sales of government laud in Oregon for
1105. The apportionment is made
upon the basis of tbe acreage ol the
several counties. The amount is $28,
Macadamize Milton Street.
Milton Arrangements are being
made to macadamize Main street as far
as the depot and on to connect with the
road that will be macadamized from
Walla Walla to Frecwater and Milton
This will be done in the eaily spring
Wheat Club, 70c; bluestem, 72c
red, t;8c; valley, 73c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $2S; gray,
$27 per ton.
Barley Feed, $23(323.50 per ton
brewing, $23 50(?24; rolled, $2425.
Buckwheat $2.25 per cental.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
$13.50(314 per ton; valley timothy,
$0(310; clover, $7.60(38; cheat, $7(t8;
grain hay, $708.
Fruitoi Apples, common, 75ca$l
per Imjx; choice, $1.2513 1.50; fancy,
$2(32.50 j pears, $1.25Csl.60 per box ;
cranberries, $1313 50 per barrel.
Vegetables teuna, 20; per pound;
cabbage, 22 '4C per pound; cauliflow
er, $1.85 crate; celery, $3. CO per crate;
pease, 1215cper pound; bell pep
pers, 35c per pound; pumpkins,
per pound; sprouts, VYtlc per ound ;
squasbi l4micper pound; turnips,
U0e$l per sack : carrots, oorgync per
Back; beets, 85c$l per sack.
Onioni Oieion, No. 1, $1.101.25
per sack; No. 2, 70c$l.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks,
05c per hundred; ordinary, 50c;
sweet potatoes, 22Jo per pound.
Butter Fancy creumerv, 27032)
Eggs Oregon ranch, 23j24o per
Poultry Average old hena, ll12e
per pound ; springs, 2i', mixed
chickens, 10310c; broilers, 15(5&17c;
dressed chickens, 13014c; turkeys,
live, l(i17c; turkeya, dressed, choice,
1820c; gceso, live, 910c; geese,
dressed, 12314c; ducks, 16(4 18c.
Hops Oregon, 1906, choice, 10(?llc
per pound; prime, 80c; medium,
78c; olda, 6457c.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
16($21c per pound; valley, 2420cj
mohair, choice, 30c.
Peef Dressed bulls, 22gC per
pound; cows, 3)4c; country
Veal Dressed, 38c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 88c
rer pound; ordinary, 45; lamba,
1'oik Dressed, C7c per pound.
MINERS WILL STRIKE.
Every Mine In Country To Be Tied
Up Till lletter Pay I Secured.
Indianapolis, lnd., Feb 2. The re
lection of the counter proposition offer
ed hi the coal operators of the cential
competitive distiict by an almost 1111:111
1 111011 vote of the National conversion
of the I'liited Mincwolkcts, nud the
adoption of a resolution 1 lb red by Sec
retary Kyan, of Illinois, placing the
miners on record ss a unit In refusing
to sign an agreement (or any distrl
until nil agreement w as signed for all
districts under the jurisdiction ot the
United Mineworkers, has created
situation w hich. in the opinion of the
nllicial tf the miners' orgauisat ion
will rcNutt in the disruption id the
joint agreement and probably one of
the greatest strikes ol erg tni.cd labor
the country has ever known.
Immediately after tint rejection of
the operators' proposition the conven
lion set shout to provide means for nr
cumulating a strike fund of (1,000.000
in addition to a like amount now 011
deposit in the International, district
and sub diitrict treasuries of the mi 11
era' organisations. To provide for au
emergency Secretary Wilson moved
that n per capita tax of $1 a week be
voted and that nil districts take care of
the dependent miners within their
jurisdiction tor at least six week
He said that after that time he believed
the international organization would be
in a position to take care of the miners
After the motion bad been amended to
substitute ten weeks for six as the lime
during which the districts should care
for their dependents, the matter was
referred to the international executive
board w ith power to act.
RIOTS AT CHURCHES.
Catholics Resist Entrance by Officers
of French Republic.
Pans, hel. Z. Kveryw hero in
France the' actual putting into opt r
lion of the clause of chinch and state
reparation bill w hich provides for the
milking of inventories of the p.operty
of the churches has aroused a storm of
protest. In seveial lovineial parishes
Catholics have gathered in t he churches
and made sm h strong icsistancn that
the government comiii issioncrs were
unable to enter the edifices.
In Paris today violent scenes took
place in several churches, notably that
of St. t'lothilile. An inventory of the
property of the church of St. Koche has
not yet lten in.iile, ow ing to the o
position of the congregation, but the
delenders of the church of St. t'lolhildc
succumbed before the arrmilt of an
armed force which acted 011 the avowed
iuU'iitiou of the government to 111
every means at its d!ssal to compel
obedience to the enactment.
Ill tiie chaiuhc of deputies this after
noon Premier Koiivier replied to an in
terpellalion on the subject by a Social
i't deputy. The government, however,
secured a votn of confidence by 384
against Did, after the premier had
assured the chamber that the govern
ment was dvsirous of using tact and
moderation in carrying out the law,
but (hat it was fully determined to per
form its duty, no matter what the cost
A dispacth from l'ijoii says fresh dis-
turliiuices broke rut todav in front of
the church of St. Michael. The cqiiare
was cloned only after the free use of
fire host; and the t-fb rta of mounted
gendarmes. Many ai rests were made.
TURN LIGHT ON HARRIMAN.
Democrats Propose nn Inquiry Into
Southern Pacific Combination.
Washington, Feb. 2. The Post will
say tomorrow :
J tie minority mcmi-crs 01 ihe ii-nise
committee on Pacific railroads got to
gether and agreed upon a plan of action
through which they hope to throw the
searchlight upon an alleged combine of
the Southern Pacific and its tributaries
which they ashert is on all fours with
the Pennsylvania, Baltimore f Ohio
ami Sout; ern in the East.
A resolution w ill hit introduced in
the house requiring the president to
transmit to congress all information
that may he in the possession of the
Interstate Commerce commission or
any other division of any department
of the government hearing upon the al
leged fact that the Southern Pacific
Railway com puny is the holding com
pany of the 1'iiion Pacific, the O. K. h
S. Co. and the Oregon Short Line.
Gale Breaks Up King David.
Victoria, Feb. 2. The steamer
Queen City, which reached Clayoqtiot
today, reported that the British ship
King Jiavid, which was wrecked on
Bajo reef December 13, and abandoned
by her crew while standing high and
dry at low water on the reel, broke up
during the, gale on Monday, January
'Z.i, when the steamer Valencia was
wrecked. Captain Davidson and crew,
excepting the chief officer and eight
men, who were lot when goi.ig to
('ape Beale, to seek assistance were
saved by the Q leen City.
Caucasus Again in Revolt.
St, Petersburg, Feb. 2. It is report
ed here that the village, of Kaliigordon
has been bombarded by the ui til lory in
consequence of the refusal of the inhab
itants to give in to the organizers of
last month's disorders. The Caucasus
ia again in a state of rebellion. Midi
are plundering in Kutala Shusa and
Ellzihethpol, and there have been
many tierce encounters between the
Mussulmans and Armenians. The
troopa are unable to quell them.
Let People Elect Them.
Columbus, ()., Ieh, 2.- The house
today adopted the senate joint resolu
tion urging congress to submit a consti
tutional amendment providing for the
election of United States Bonators by
direct vote of the people.
TO FLEECE I
Lawyers Lobby to Got lily Ice
for Salt! o( Laud.
HITCHCOCK STANDS IN TIIE WAY
Opening ot South Half of Colvillti
Rjervation M.iy He Defeated
by Crooked Scheme.
Washington, Feb. 3 An attempt of
certain lawyers to hold up ll"' C'dvlllo
Indians for $150,0110 t aidi is npt to de
feat ths bill now pending In congress to
open the south half of their reservation
and pay the Colvillti Indiana $I,5'H,
00(1 for the land which they relinquish
ed in the north half "f the reservation
ten years ago. These lawyers have
been itching for many years to get a
large slice of money which they believ
ed the government Would pay the In
diain, but so far have Hot suet eedrd,
because congress has never made an ap
propriation to pay for thi t'olville land.
Hac k in I8H4, Acting Secretary id th
Interior Slmms approved a contract ht.
tween the Indians and Marsh V (ior
don, under which the latter were to se
cure the passage of a bill through con
gress paying the Indians $l,500,0tor
the lawyers, In turn, to receive a feo
amounting to hi pet cent, but this con
tract e pi nd in tell years, and, when
the lawyers sought to have It renew nd.
Secretary llitchcisk put his foot down
and rcfurcd to permit the Indians to
become involved in any such deal.
Ks Senator Marion Butler, of North
Carolina, and Hugh (iordoii, of the old
law tl rin . nre now lobbying I adorn con-grct-s
in Isduilf of securing an appro
priation of $ I .MiO.OnO, H)l, I then pull
ing down a fat fee of hi percent id that
amount. Mr. Holler beiaiue an st
torncy in the cae by assignment, and
has been pilsy on the Colville bill for
a vear or two, though not invited to
take n bund by any mcmlier of tbr
Washington congressional delegation.
Only hist year Mr. Holler appeared
befoie the ssmitn cotnmiUe in advotacy
of this bill, Slide, when questioned, a
to bis rights ill the t mixes, declared
that be and other lawyers were acting
under nn approved lontiscl with the
Indians. Vet at the xi'ine tune ho
niHile that siatein"iit , the contrm l had
been void for more than a je.ir.
Mr. r.utlcr, It is learned, laics thn
position that the old contracts are still
in force, notwithstanding that they
have not lecii renewed by Mr. Hitch
rock. SOON TO THY FRAUDS.
Honey Says Hn Will Prosecute Her
mann Among Ibo First.
San Francisco, Feb. S. Francis J.
Ileiiey is engaged in mapping out
plans for the continuation of the Innd
fraud proHccuions in Portland. Yut
three days he bus denied himself to
callers at his oilier, but today slated
that he had not completed his arrange
ments. He is confident, however, that
he will be aide to reach all the offend
ers who have not yet been brought to
jnstil'o. 'I he disappearance of H. A. D.
Puter, Horace Mckinley, Marie Waro
McKinley and Kininii L. Watson does
not worry him g'eatly,
"lean gel. along without the four
people mentioned in probably every
pending cuse ixcipt one," remarked
Mr. Heney today, "but I believe we
will locate most of them. I know
where M.irie Ware McKinley is. She
is in San Francisco, and 1 have every
reason to believe does riot intend to re
fuse to be a witnesH again. I under
stand Horace (i. McKinley has gonu to
the Orient, deserting his w.fe. Mirio
Mr. Heney added that he will, In a
lay or two, hft able to announce bis
plans. It is known that, while lit
Washington, he promised President
Kooscvlt that thw case against Con
gressman lunger Hermann would ho
0110 of the first taken up.
Deficit Nearly Wiped Out.
Washington, Feb. .'I. Tim monthly
statement of the government receipts)
and expenditures issued today shows a
condition of the treasury which is emi
nently satisfactory to the authorities.
One year ago today there was a deficit
of over $2H, 500, 000, which has now
been reduced to less thuu $:i, 40(1. 000,
with the prospect that this amount wilt
ho entirely wiped out. within the next
:)0 days. This improved condition la
due almost entirely to a brgo increajo
in customs nod internal revenue re
Imports Double in Seven Years.
Washington, Feb. 3. The Imporfa
into the United States have practically
doubled in value in the last seven
year?, according to a bulletin issued by
the bureau of Statistics in the depart
ment of Commerce and Labor. In the
alemlar year 1((0"5 the imports aggre
gated in value $1,170,000,000, as
against $0115.000,000 in the calendar
year 1808. The increase in importa
tions is distributed through all clasueu
and all articles of merchandise.
Military Reserves lb Hawaii.
Washington, Feb. 3. The president
by proclamation has set aside certain
lands at or near Diamond Head and at
Kupikipikio and at Punchbowl Hill, in
the teiritory of JlawiUi, for military
ur poses, until it 011 be determined
by actual survey what 1 orliona of the
laud described will be required for
permanent military reservations,