Bohemia Nugget llnhwnla Nnfftrt Pub. Co. COTTAGH GROVE . OKT.GON. NEWS OF THE WEEK In a Condensed Form for Our Busy Readers. A Riiumt of tha Less Important but Not Lea Interesting Event of the Past Week. Littleton, W. Ya., wai almost wiped ont by tire. A campaign o( assassination seems to be under (till headway in Kussla. The haing tiialn have canst d many failure in the Annapolis examina tion. A deadlock is predii to 1 Mween France ami tiermany on the Moroccan question. John 1.. Sullivan, tn a speech to new sltoya, warned them again it ciga rtt ton Mint whisky. It is believed in Washington that the railroad rate bill will pass tlie enate without much opposition. The Chamber ol Commerce bui.dtng in Portland ban iust been sold. Tin price is about one million dollars. It i said that Hill has a'.atnt com pleted arrangements to buy the Chica go, Milwaukee A St. Paul railroad. Two men have been rescued alive from a mine near Stockton, Cal., after leeing entombed more than 100 hours by a cave-in. Jack the Stablx-r has been captured in St. 1a is. He slashed 13 women one evening and one the next. The last led to his arrest. Russia's financial condition has im proved g really. Kin Charles of Ronmauia is re ported to be seriously ill. AH the judge of Miune!ota have re turned their annual railroad pasees. Railway trathe in Kastem Pennsyl vania is blockaded on accouut of heavy mow. The annual cost of repair and main tenance of the congressional library is fSO.l'OO. Helen Kellar, the deaf and blind girl, has bteken dowu under the etraiu of work. A IVlgian professor accuses King Leopold of stealin $15,0000 000 de rived from the rubber trade with Congo. llarriman lias secured concessions from the Mexican government and will build 1,000 mile of railroad iu that o. nutry. It is now protvable thai President Koosevelt w ill te called upon to fettle the Morocvn dispute tclween France tid Germany by policing the country with American troop. The I'niled States sub treasury at Chicago has detected counterfeit hall dollars which ae said to have Wen made iu China. The required amount ol silver is contained. The Hie meat animals im portal into 12 of the important countries from the I'uitcd Stales is St percent of the total iunor!s of such animals. In the same couutrie the packit-g house product from the dated Stales is " pel cent of the total. An explosion in a coal mine at Oak bill, West Virginia, caas.s.1 the death of at least SS mmers. I The Chicago council has passed u ordinance p'acteg the ct of gas at T ceut per thousand ieet. Oa acwuut of the recent tarn of aSair iu Ctuna the vr may uot withdraw their trevp as had txea agreed. I i. cucago city tviiwtl u! pass an or- , ditiaiue tfcaicst rigarette suiokiig by' mi...d l.i u vM t.r..v-i.l.t iaK.S ' to Iv hea er with eacii sieved orttfi'se. Cougrifgatiuoal, l'us'.e.l Frethervn ! and MethMist l"Tote!act cburvi: j t.ve waip'ctei.1 a p'jiti 'or a utn-.ui an-1 del the na America. Youi g I f U e l'ul.e.t ClVJrvh ct y c.js v., been avie To Cve a4 hi sad to have earav.ee d.'.rug p-e tie y ktdc.ajvr. identify Pa. Vv e is ctatiic-.l tf'eat'y iu tt e pat ivr years, A 'lit Tie i'i:er':a! revenue re,-o't fo' tt:at the busttiee- of the P: lai'.'s a-ii -u itevi to '.- 0A.l'O i. T' e :! a :t of tai4 coi- i lev .L a It vV)aV0 m goll. I Tee -ave cf Cia'les Ihcker vd ; r Heurv Irvu-.J. m Vetiiiiri'.ecr ; at lev. I o id u, were lavih!v devva'eU j wi'.h f,.v'e'4 iu .vum r.K'tt ot their tvrtz-.iav. February? aud t re-w. tv:v. fa's vrwpvor of K.'. a aud t. '.otv. who have bv-vu Ki rru'g up th pvop'.e of the Voa regioii, fcav tu art'.!. Z'O wethei prevails throoihout the Voittfd S:a:e 4t ot the Kovky lu.'ua taiua. The tr al of Pat Cn cba'vrl itb rohturu t: A CU.Uhv vi $.',1.V iu V'.'AIUViioJB A. Cudabt cioa w ah th kidoap vt F. ;v. Jr., ive yvari b4 tt?- g-au iu tiiv l5ru-( court at Omaha. Fire wiiivii a tartevt itA the ura'cii depart tomtit of a t vxtcgoM, Keot'ickv. wuoesa'e fcoae, dvtroyed $OJ,C00 ottv oi prvperty. FIRE AT PORTLAND. Early Morning Ul.we Cot Lite ami Horns Oridp.e Approach. Portland, Feb. 12. Fire broke out this morning at l A near the coiner of Fast Water and Fast Morrison streets ami burned w ith great rapidilv. The buildings arc built on pilings, and the draft carried the tinmen under the road way of Morrision street, burning the approach to the Morrison street bridge, and the frame struct uies on both sides of the roadway were soon ablare. On the north side of Morrison street is the wood yard of C. K. Pavin A Co. M. J. Mnridiv. idumlor: the Mount Hood saloon; a mini I photograph gal lrrv and the Fast Portland Fence works. On the south side of Morrison street are two or three small structures used as candy stores and a restaurant. riats along the water front were uuicklv moved ont into the river and out of danger. The wind, wind little there was, was from the northeast, ami the spaika and bits of burning wood were cariicit over to the west stile of the river, making a beautiful night in the moonlight. The tlrehoat is moored within two blocks of the place where the tire started, but the tiames had already at tained such a headway Wfore an alarm was turned in that thev could not be stayed. The big agricultural implement ware house district is within a block of the hit i ned buildings, but the gentle wind blowing carried all the sparks out into the river and away from the big frame buildings. The second ntory of the building in which the Mount llool saloon is lo cated is occupied as a tenement house. l.odgers were driven from their rooms in their night clothes and had very narrow escapes. L. Pailv, a man of aNmt 50 vears of age, was taken to the hospital very badly burneit. ImiIv is In great an guish as he is afraid that his w i'e and two children perished in the tl.imo. He says he was wakened out of sleep by ihe tlanies licking at his face am; by the greatest effort csoaptd with his life. One bodv has leen takeu from the ruins of the lodging houe. The body is so badlv eaten bv the tlames that it is impoesile to tell whether it is that of a man or a woman. Assistant Chief l.ni.denkloss says he is afraid there are a numler of other victims in the embers, probably chib dren. tr 4:30 the tiames were under con trol. lavis" wotxlyard buildings ae badlv damaged. I here is a great noie in the Morrison street br dge approach. All the buildings on the west side of Water street on the two corners are de si rovtd. ANTHRAX MAY KILL HIM. Scientist Accidentally Inoculates Him self ith Deadly Poison. New Oileaus, Feb. 1- Whether or not Professor ltiomas t.. t-yer, ol lu latie university, will die cf anthrax. one of the worst d'eass ktvwn to med ical science, during the next ten days. as the result of accidental self-inocula-tion with t!.e grriu of the disease, is a o.iestion ttie answer of wtach Professor l?yer and scientists in the city are w aitir.g w ith anxiety. The disease is fatal m to caes out of thrre in the humau ai d is a!ttit invariably fatal to the ioer animals. t'rvfesvu P'Ver was workirg tfcre his class in svierc ai..l was inoculating a live rabbit wr.ti tJ e ertrs. A rkvu as the raVbit ielt tie prick of the eeed'e it gave a !u:ige aad the cedle. i::s'ead cf tirg thrust into the ear of tie r; -b'.t, ss dr:ven into the crw. fes-or" Cygvr. 1 -cj trvui a uu":r l'er 'nght ad A 'oval bc:riol.v. I g'.s's. r -.ey w ; , b i.'re ". 's c.e'e i have to wait tea dvs it'iv. r.e:::r or not .i . u-.e Jeji.y ivvs hare beea ki!'.el by f-ie erais attack th. i::t:e;-'. cs. g'ic U of t jn a-d ci.isiti theui to ta dea'.h within a rerjilUL- siiort tiue. Flor lndpr-Jiit Oil. Je-.-a City. Vj., Fee. 11. The tvari cf pr-..-G is.sfecsori of M "ii re:tied to !s th Wa:rf P re OA co-i:pau4 cctra.-'t for pytng the 'ate pciter.tiar i".h f'jr the even mi ya. Th Watr-j P.erw crtipaey has tveu cha': ! c?t 'tr g-a'l o. l.i tid tela wi It '-4 wr.'4. but the coctract wa aar.wd to ile.r P. Jor-ee a Co. acd the Mcunl City Oil v.v.u-pany. N'th of t. l.oi:, at 1 5 overs. The tv!d coni ier tee bid of ihe . depvudtfct cv Lvpauiv pre;'erh'.e, even if they d caar$s wtj. Mi) D'ay Repairs to tbe Orvj-on. VK.utgtoa, Feb 12. Tt:e tatil. hi p 0'eg"U w y lwt luuued:ate!v tin Jrv;o repairs upon arrival at the Paget sound uvv vatd. 4 ongmal'v conteru- p.a'evf. Ihe navy is short cf inojiev frtb repa.ncg vessels, cotg-v tiavu .!-1 chued to supply tSe detjc eticy. the fear of naval ethic r tlat the wort of the Orvgou wiU bv ispoded tu little time uuleM a special apprepria tioa cau ie provurwl :iuxvdiately. There i I'.t'e hope of thl. Abolish Forced Piljtair. V4hitrtico, Fvb. 12. fy a vote of S to 5, the bcuw cot.uruif.te oti tuvr ehet uiariue an .1 dshei iv arewt t' Jay to uak a favoiab'e ti.vrt ot the litt!iiLl til:, wtivh doc jy with cottifal.'sory jyi! ta oai ai!iu yvU ec'ied iu the coaatai traJe. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST j TEN MEASURES FILED. Qupstion To Do Submitted to People for Their Decision. Salem The last day for tiling initia tive measuton iu the olllce of the secre tary of slate hits passed and nix meas ures were added to the four already on tile. The bills and proposed amend ments to bo voted upon are a follows: The $1,000,000 appropriation bill passed br the last legislature and held up by referendum pet itt ions. The liH-al option bill proposed by the l.iipiordealers' association an an amend ment to the present l.H'al option law. The bill tiled by the owners of the Parlow road, requiring the state to buy the road for the sum of $24,000. The proposed constitutional amend ment tiled by the Fpml Suffrage league, extending the elective franchise to women. A bill by the People's Power league making it unlawful for public nernee corporations to give passes or free or reduced rate service to public officials. A bill by the State grange, levying a license tax upon the gross earnings of refrigerator and sleeping car and oil companies. A constitutional amendment proponed by the People's Power league to amend section I of article 12 no that" the pn It lie printing will le entirely within the control of the legislature, and may be let by contract, or a printer elected or appointed, upon a salary or other com pensation. An amendment proposed by the Peo ple' Power league to amend article 4 of the constitution so that the referend um may be demanded upon any item or r-ection of a bill and extending the rights of initiative and referendum to municipalities. An amendment proposed by the Peo ple's Power league to amend sections I and 2 of article 17, so that one legisla tive assembly may submit constitution al amendments, and that when the vo'e upon an amendment h is been canvassed by the governor and a majority found in its favor he shall proclaim it adopt ed, and it shall then Ih a part of the constitution, Wyond the power of the courts to pass upon ; also that no law for a constitutional convention shall be in force until approved by a vote of the peoplj. An amendment proposed by th I tw ple'a Tower league to amend section 2 of article 11, giving the legal voters of a municipality power to trame ami adopt their own charters, and forbid ding the legislature to create municipal corporations. Large Depot at Austin. Suiupter Thu Snmptcr Vally Rail road coui party Fia just finished an SO foot depot at the terminus of the road now known as Austin station. Much freight is received at that poiut, neces sitatis a larjer depot than is genera'.lv found at ether stations on the line of the road. A few other budding have been vrvcted at Austin and the pkee is beginning to assume the prv portions of village. There is uo authenticated rcpo-t current as to whether the ump- ter Vallev intends to exend its line lv- yond that point during the coming sea son or not. Klamath Horses Sell High. Merrill J. Frank Adams has just Id 100 bead of horses to Charles ewart. of San Francisco, for prices ranging frum $10 to $150 ech. Mr. Stewart purchased the horses to take to San Francisco and perhap a large portion of them will gt to Honolulu or be'trausortvd for service in the lt. ited States aruiv. Six'y bead cf the ani mals brought $ 100 each and 40 head were o!d al $!Vt esch. They aversged from l.20 to 1,500 pound each, and some of them were only halter broken. This is considered a good price. Road Taps Mining District. Pvaker City A special from S impler sars it is asisurevi tuat tr.e -acipter K.ectric railroad to tne mining cao-p of Pourne wi'.i ln built th' spring. W. K. Hard, of Portland, and Acthon Mohr, of Suiupter, are in the Kiast, in the interest of the rew rvJ, wfcich is planned t hardle ores more cheaply. They say the road is practical ly nca'ic ed. It w ill l aa elevtre lne about eva mile lorg. serving one oi the rich-' tst tawiicu camps ia the Northwest. Raf-fis Horses Die ty Score. IViker City It i repvrre! tiere Trom the rangva of IVaker county tht svvr-4 of hor, t irnl out by the'r owneni to fee-1 thvunvlviM daring the wint.r ui.uittt have starved to deati, w manv other arv m a ci i'tt av'.e con dittva. Thl is cwud by ti e neusal ly deep uow4. which prvvvrt the aui mals fom reach'rg the driv.1 grass of the range, on wh'eh thvy nsually Jt pend for their winter ubetoacct. Buirg HaT Draft Horses. Jo ha Pay J. P. Coaihs, a !,vat haver, ha bwu pickit $ up a 'y! mativ h rei Jarii'f tTe pat week for Wil!a:vt:e valley tr!e. He pur- '.hasL au'"i'f other heavy draft It UiUor. the line teta owred bv Svoator laveock. payicg theref r the ata ol $3V). Tbi teani i gceiliy thought to le the bvt ia Orar coanty. and wiU probablr be oli ia Portland. Friewa ifvuvrally are good. Mfy from Stat Lad. . Sa'etu Tfce State laad r'ard ha re cvivvd froai the sat of public 'aud and interest, on bvba'.f of the public kLocI, the Agricultur! evlle al th nui vereity, fuai djris January $74, It cuoaey tia all ba fir ti ed into the state treasury. ROAD TO DE REBUILT. Government Work and Immigration Stimulates Klamath Line, Klamath Falls Inf Munition received at Kla-tath Falls imlicnten that the Klamath Lake railroad, connxctlug with the Southern I'm I tic at Thrall ami extending to Pokegama, recently ac quired by the Weyerhaeuser l.umbiir company, will bo practically recon structed during the present year, track laid better to cm. Mo the line to coin mad tratlic of the Klamath Falls, region for some time, while also better nerving the purposes of it new owners in the development of lumber Industries. Four new locomotives have been order ed, a new passenger conch and a num ber of cars are to be purchased, which in understood to be indicative of the in tentions witn rt (erence to the railroad. No official information in had an to the intentions in the way id adding mileage, but it is known that investiga tions made before the acquisition of the property were with a view to determin ing tho tratlie assured by reason of the government work in constructing the canal for which Mason, Iuvis A Co., of Portland, now have the first contract. With absolute knowledge of the ton nage of tratlic that was handled durng 1 105, and itn great increase over the precedirg year, and an additional ton nage for the next year that will surely double the commodity tratlic of 11105, to sty nothing of the immigration that will mean a great deal of busiuesn, the railroad officials feel more than justi fied in large expenditures and will com plete their projected work at the ear liest possible date. Operate Eugene Mill. Eugene F'inal papers have been made out in Salem for the sale of the F'ugene Woolen mill to a Salem organ isation, to be known as the Flugene Woolen. Mill company. The Thomas Kay Woolen Mill company of- Salem is the principal stockholder. John P. Wilbur and Will Wright, of t'nir.. Or., more than a year ago purcha"ed the plant at a receiver's sale. The company which has just bought it an nounces it will have the mill running w ithin TO days. The plant has In-en idle about three years. Plans Cheese Factory. Pallas K. Robinson, vt Tillamok, is in Pallas and plans to establish a cheese factory here. Mr. Kobinon says if the farmers w ill guarantee 2.'0 ix) s to start with he will immediately make all arrangements (or the plant. He expect to rent space in the Pallas ice plant, Where cold storage will le convenient, thereby avoiding the ex pense and delay of building. Mr. Rob inson already own sever; plants in Oregon. Use Sagebrush Fuel. Salem V. E. Burke, of Harney cuinty, representing the Portland Land company, was before the State I -and board at its last meeting arranging to perfect proof of reclamation for about t.000 acres, under th Carey act, in Harney county, near Rums. This ioiu pacy will obtain water from well by pumping, using sagebrush or fuel to generate the eteam power. For Eperiment Station. Feho The I'nited State government has decided to establish an experiment station of 49 acre ou the F'ast I'matill.t irrigation project. I-and will be t apart for this purple. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, s'em, 72 .?73e; red, 73c. Oats No. 1 white 70 r37 ii 'Ic; blne c; valley, feed, $2; gray, Parier Feel. $2:? 423 50 per ton ; brewing. $24; rtl!evl. 124 J2-5. F ukhet 12.25 jer cental. Hav FTastern Oregvvt tirootfiy, $13 50.414: valley timothy. $10; clove'. $7.50yiS; cheat, $79; grain hay. !7ytS r ton. Fruit App e. cotrnion, 75e'4tl per bx; cloice. $1 2.31.50: faocv, ttjfi; pear. $I.25tt(I..SO pvr b3x; craaber r:e, $13 .4 IS. 50 per barrel. Vegetable Cabbag-. 2;?2l4cpr p.."-cd, raal'dower, $1 S5 per crt: celery, $'t.50 r crate: ptrupkin, 4 tc pr P ,,3n sr"0'. (.47i? per pound; squash, 1 1 '4 1 WjC tr p.'und : parsley, 2V; rurcip. rfOf.ill p-r sack; i-arrot. . ?c per sac; wet, -5c l pvr rack. Osior-s "regn. No. 1, $1.10 41.25 n!:',yr sack; No. 2, 70 lj tat ov Fancy 411- grade.l Bi'anks, e.V per hacdre-1: crticary, ooa'tral; fevrt potato, 1 14 I vt e per tmr-l. I'.ttter Farcy creamery, !.soc! per pvand. F'rt-4 Oregon ranch, 3 4 24: per dcien. IVultry Average oM h-c4.ll'4I2'-c p-r tt'iitid: mixvi chickec4 10i-4 10 c ; broiler, 13 417c: yoang rosters, 10c; old rooster. SiL9c: dreiwvil chickens, 13411:; turkey, live. I"4l7g; tur key, dresif!, hujic, 12'.V: ge-, live. 9c; g, dreti, 12J14o; dick. ItMlSc. Hop 4.reg'.'o. l'W. choice 10 -4 1 Ic rr poaod; pritre, s i4'A; medical, Tv; oMi. 5 47c. Wool Fajrvru Orv-g'-a averijw bent, 16.421k; val'ey. 2 4 4 2"c perpoead; uioha.r, choice, Ji.V. IVwf Pressed bil', 2 4i-t pvr lO'ind; cow, 3J4l.4i;; eooatry !en, 4)44o. Ma'.toc rrese.l, faccv, S 4Si; per po'ind; ordicary, 4iJV; Laaib, 7J, Veal rreeeeil. 541: pr poind. Pork Lrtwmed, j7.'' per poatd. I THE RATE UILL. Proviion of tho Mensurn Passed by tho Hon sn, Washington, Feb 0. The railroad rule bill in intended and does comply spec ideally with the rcroinmtuidalinnM of President Roosevelt on tho rate iUiNtion. It given the InterstateX'oin tnerce commission authority, when a rate ban been coinplniued of nn "un reasonable" by a nit pper, to Investi gate that rate, slate w lu llicr or not it is unreasonable, and if found to be unieasnnitble, to mime u rate, which in to he just and reasonable, and fairly remnueriitivo, mid w hich in to bo the iniixMiiuin rate to be charged. Thin rate, so tlxetl, tn to go Into efTct t ,S0 days after it In announced by the coinuiisNiiiu, subject, during that time, to bo net nsido or suspended by the commisHion or by the courts. After it has gone into effect, it in to remain the rate for three years. Uiirtng this time, according to the opinion that has been expressed by those who have participated in the debate, the rate may also be reviewed by the courts, and, if found to be tn contlict either with the constitution by being confis catory, it can be set aside by the courts. Another important feature in the definition of the words '"railroad" and "tr importation," in a manner to in clude all auxiliary instrumentalities. This Hwir to name a reasonable rate and the inclusion of the auxili arien within the jurisdiction of the commission, are said to be the new feat uren. All other provision are mod ifications of existing law. They in clude publicity of railroad methods, w hii h is 'o be aided hy prescribing a system of bookkeeping, and enlarging the commission to seven members and increasing salaries of member to $100, 000 a vear. CHINESE GOOD SOLDIERS. Minister Discusses Agitation and Pre , parations for War. 'terlin, F'ib. !. (ieiieral Tchang TYheng, the Chinese minister to tier many, in the course of an interview with the Tsgeblatt' correspondent on the diriuieting rumorn from China, said that China needed reform in her head a id limbs. Europe, he nnid, had been surprised that Japan had be come greater than China, whore sol dier, and especially tlnse in the north ern part Oi" the empire, conipire physic ally with the Prussian guards. Money for aimy and navy expenses, ho taiil, should not be considered, as the jxipu latioli of over 400 000 (H)0 could easily contribute a milliard where vrtal inler- est were touched China, the minister continued, strong'- wishes for commercial deal ings with foreign countries, but prefers those without Chinese colonies. The inissionarits, he added, cause hatred of foreigner by their tactless proselyting aud the fighting leteeu Protestants and Catholics. The minister was asked if the navy and army reinforcements which the United States is sending to the Philip pines in the expectation of diilicultics with Chinia might arouse the Chinese dragon. He replied : "If tlie American government scuds reinforcements, who can ay it fears ditliculties with China? It is all ivn ser'.se. I believe the armaments are prepared against sometmdy ele; I can Dot express myself more definitely. " APPIAN WAY OF AMERICA. Perfect Road Will Be Euilt Straight Across Ohio. Clevelard, Feb. y. Within a year work will te t-egun by the N.it:nal ("ivod Koads assjeiation on a great highway extending char acrixs the state of Ohio, frum the Pennsylvania to the In liar line, that w ill be one id the finest in the world, and, like the Appian Way, will t built to last fT all time to come. This i the informa tion given out today hy Colonel W. H. Moore, f reiJent of the ao-iatinn. The load, which will l the t:rt to be built acroe a state um'er the author ity of au organisation sii.ee the old Federal roads, will coet U.oOO.OoO. OfttH .mount. Colonel Moor sav. I "" " "lv ' " V" V ":" " ",,T $750 0,0 ha a'readv Uen put up byT " 8 rorhT- certain intere' that he will not nov , ''der old rules or und. r r.w, the Ke- reveal, and the remxinder will l-e se cnrel from the counties through which it will pas. Puts Don Sioerian Revolt. St. Petersburg, Feb. t'. tier.ral Linievitch, cotta'ander cf the Man chuiian a'mie. uWraphed to the em peror yesterday a follows: ''tifne'al Kenceri.au tf ertrrrd Chita, Trar s Baika!:, February 5, without biod shel. The iiihd'aa of tie ton have bfvii difarmeU tid work ha.4 t'evu resume!. Two hur.drsl of the revolu tioais'i have leva arrtsteii, hut a nu'ti ber of tre leader de-1. General Urls jtcikofl, the military governor of CLita, ha tea relieved of hi p.t for inaction." Irrigation Congress Dates. Poie, Iiai.o, Feb. 9 Tuesday at a joint oierting of the director c' the Carur?r cf cvcuuerce and the Coctuei cial club, it wa decide.! trat the dite f r the rxe.'tir. the National Irriga tion ccrgr should be S-ptrtuber 10 to 15. Tat a.-tion u sabjevt to the rat idcati 'n cf the execu'iv coutmittee of tfce cocgres. but it i caitoxary to rat ify th choic of th peot,U where the coDree ii to be hell ia the matter of date. Will Act for Castro in France. Waihicg'.oa, Fb. i Tr.e Yenei'iet aa g-verotueot ha rei;aetrd the goy. rBn:.at of the Coid. State to take charge ol it coca't in France. Sec rerary Kxe baa dec;dei to tvtuply with ttt reijaesl od till give tb tecesuarv io.itractj.o4 ti tt Auericaa acubaxa ior ia Pari. RAILROADS 01 VI; UP Cannot Withstand Fiilillc Hostility on Rati ATTACKS COME FROM ALL SIDES Denunciations of Pennsylvania Rail road Mornr and of Coal Roads Cause Alarm. Washington, Feb. 10. It In apparent that certain railroad Intercut bavo be come alarmed over the decided anti railroad agitation that in manifesting itself in congress and in several states, and that their friend in the senate, have been appealed to to settle upon the best rate bill they can gt t and get it before tho senate for action. It ia said that the railroad interests at large have become astounded over the oppo sition that lias devloped to them throughout the country, and that many of them realizit that graver probl i than the fixing of a disputed rate con front them if something is not done to allay the spirit of hostility Some of the magnate" believe Unit if they can get the member of the com mittee on interstate commerce of tho senate together on a bill at once it w ill stop the agitation that in each day growing stronger against what are char acterised a "railroad lobbies" la vari ous states. The denunciation of the railroad trii"t in West Virginia by (inventor Pawsou in a letter to the senate, tho i.fT -ring of a resolution in Pennsylvania, to investigate i oal-op. -rating rads and the determination id many in ml-i rs of congress to km tire an investigation d the alleged trust formed hy the Penn sylvania, Halt i iimr-- .V Hi i, ( "henapt aire A Ohio and Norvfulk A Western, have excited bar among (he frii-ndn id rail-r.md-" t hat a rt m in b'rs crusade against them about to Ilium. Chairman Flkuis, of the iutelt-tate commerce committee of the i-eria'e. who favors the railroad iiiti-rcMs, and S uia tors t 'la pp and I j! Ii t r , w ho I iir bet ti Wighting for act inn. h-ld a private c n ference of s.'Veral h urs thi afternoon. :s of compromise is. It is believed a l a being considered. STILL RELY ON RFLIANCE. Will Be Converted to Suit Term ol Next Yacht Race. New York, Feb. 10. In discussing the possibilities of a challenge for the America's cup from Sir Thomas I.ipton or any foreign source, arid the probable cour-e of the New York Yacht club, on receipt of sin h a ha'denge, say to day's Times, the astonishing statement was made by a prominent member f the N-w York club yes'erday that the- Kel.aucf would be n-i-d in all proba bility as the defender of the cup, eveu though t he challenge called for a race with schoout r. as has beei roiggestcd, and that to meet these conditions ti e would be converted, as it is a perfectly practical suggestion and meet Sir Thomas and any other challenges at. every point. If a 70-foot sloop, as sugw'eted by Sir Thomas, is named as the chal lenger, the challenge will beacepttii and the Keliance will Iw used as the challenge boat, in spite of the b'g al lowance she would have to give. If a llii f.M t schooner in named, the Iieli ance will he converted and w;ll l-e still the defender. If a lM) foot sloop i named, it will, of course, l the Keli - . . . i. . . i. : 1 1 . .. . i . i. . i . t.ance is io-i.ea upon at capat:eoi successfully defending the cup and will reuiaia the club' I'.eKance. Poaching on Fund. Was'di cton, Feb. 10. To the sur prise of rnary senators, the Hansbrougli (ill setting apart fl.OuO.oOO nut of tho rrclaruat'.ori fund for the drainage of an;p lauds in North I'akota slipped i through the senate t.ly. Several Western senator were vigorously op- p.yevl to taking any money out of tl e ! reclamxtion funil to drain swamp land , and it was their purp-e to c, js.i thi lull, but it was called up w ht n the een I ate aa virtual')- moty ai d went i through without ..pjoeition. will fcuf t in the house. Relieve Forest Settlers. Washington. Feb. 10. The houe of pissed a bill providing that settlers within forest rserve-s who have relin-qaistu-d title to their lard since the lieu l:i I law w repealed may recover tiCe to th-ir original hot lit gs. A inttr nw stand, tie etler can neitl.fr make lieu selection tior reixver (he land wh'cb they reltr.ijuishevl. The houo refused to ja a till vermittii'g et- j t'er of thi via to perfect their lieu ae.evtioa. Grain Trust Ordered Dissolved. I.inco'.u, Neb.. Fet. 1J A decision adverse to the Nebraska tiraiu-lea'er awi at ion w tiaeded down to-lay by th Suprea-e couM, which order tl aociatin ditsalved. It had toen al lerevl that the a.-itiou f.xd price, leaving th farmer to take what waa cftered.