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COTTAGK GROVE . . OREGON.
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
la a Condensed Form for Oar
A Rasume of the Let Important but
Not Lata Interesting Events
of the Past Weak.
HALF MILLION TO STRIKE.
Tillman will liave a hard fight to be
Bristol's confirmation as district at
torney (or Oregon is assured.
American money has saved thousands
of lives in the Japanese famine dis
The president and senate leaders
have agreed on the court review amend
xnent to the rate Mil.
Germany has found through the Mo,
rcccan conference that she has hut one
friend in all Europe, Austria.
Sir Thomas Iipton has completed
arrangements for tte building of a
challenger for the America's cup in
The New York Central and Pennsyl
vania roads are aid to have agreed on
consolidation. The present lines will
also be greatly extended.
Ad Indiana bachelor found eight
babies on his doorstep a few mornings
ago. He immediate!? sent for the
county officials to take charge.
A storm at English, Indiana, blew
down a lerge tree, revealing the hiding
place of $21,000 placd in the roots of
the tree by an old miser may years ago.
Representative Jones, of Washing
ton. has a bill requiring all American
vessels to carry sufficient oil to clm
the sea whenever the Teasel may be in
danger in storms.
The Chinese bovcott is believed to be
Storer is still recognized as ambas
sador at Vienna.
Miners ot Whole Nation About
to Suspend Work.
Indianapolis, March 30. The joint
meetings of the bituminous coal opera
tors and tnineis of the central coiupett
tive district, composed of Western
Pennsylvania. Ohio. Indiana and 1 1 1 i
nois, and of the Southwestern district,
composed of Missouri, Kansas, Texas,
Arkansas. Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory, last night reached a final disa
creement on the wate scale to go into
effect at the expiration of the present
scale on April 1, and the conference of
the eeutral district aljonrned sine die,
while the joint scale committee of the
Southwestern district decided to reort
a disagreement to the joint conference
of that district Unlay. It is expected
that this conference will at once ad
journ sine die without an agreement.
The action of the two conferences
will directly eanse the suspension of
work after Saturday by 178,000 miners
unless something unforeseen, like sub
mission of the differences to arbitra
tion, should intervene, and indirectly
will affect 20t,500 more miners, not
including its effect on 160,000 miners
in the anthracite field, who were lat
night ordered to suspend work Monday.
A national convention of the .miners
ill be held today to decide whether
miners will be allowed to sign the ad
vance scale demanded ami today re
fused by all operators with a few excep
tions, and to go to work where the ad
vani-e is offered. Operators employing;
25,000 miners in the central competi
tive field have openly offered to pay the
advance during the joint coufertnee
The wage scales of all miners, lotl
anthracite and bituminous, will expire
Saturday, except those in Tennessee
and Alabama, where the scale will ex
pire in September. One national offi
cial of the United Mineworkers said:
It is a foregone conclusion that all
the miners whose scales expire Satur
day will cease work until officially no
tified by the national and district offi
cers tbat new contract arrangements
have been made governing their scale."
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
PROGRAM FOR CONGRESS.
Troops have been called out to sup
press riots at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Iowa legislature tins passed a
bill which will not allow any state ofli
cer to nse a railroad pass.
The miners convention Las decided
to accept the advance wherever granted
by the fcoal operators and work will
continue in those mines.
Representative Lacey, of Iowa, wants
all agricultural lands now embraced in
forest reserves thrown open to entry
under the homestead laws.
Thirteen miners who were entombed
in the French coal mine have just been
fonnd alive. They were in the mine 20
days and lived on boree feed.
Another $25,000 has been sent to
Japanese famine sufferers through the
National Red Cross. This makes $125,
000 sent through this source.
Announcement is made at Cleveland,
Ohio, of an advance of from to 1 14
cents per gallon by the Standarl Oil in
the price of gasoline and naphtha
Governor Pattison, of Ohio, is grow-
Pan American Committee Prepares
Subjects for Action.
Washington, March 33. A program
of subjects to be considered at the Tan-
American congress to be held in Rio
Janiero, Brazil, beginning July 21, was
agreed on today by the cr in in it tee of the
congress having that matter in charge,
of which Secretary Root is chairman.
In addition to Mr. Root the committee
is made up of the ambasadors from
brazil and Mexico and the ministers
from Chile, the Argentine Republic
Cuba and Coeta Rica.
The subjects include sanitary and
quarantine regulations, uniformity of
patent laws, international recognition
of diplomas of practicians of the learned
professions, questions affecting commer
cial intercourse and an international
It is expected tnat wnat is commonly
known as the Drago doctrine, which
opposed to the forcible collection
private debts by one nation from anoth
er, a doctrine adhered to by the United
States, will come up for consideration
in some form.
STUPIDITY OF CANDIDATES.
Aspirants for State Legislative Honors
Show Great Density.
Salem Men m ho seek to be lawmak
ers or Judges have the greatest trouble
in preparing their primary petitions in
such a manner as to comply with the
provisions of the direct primary law
It it were not a cinel unkindness
those who aspire to tliese high and 1m
portant offices, many stories conld le
told of the great difficulty some of them
have had in understanding the law and
complying with its terms.
One candidate for the circuit bend
has propounded a simple question con
cerning the requirements of the law
and has volunteered his owu opinion a
to its meaning, whereas the law itself
contains a plain and unequivocal pro
vision directly at variance with his
views. Should he have as great ditti
culty in understanding the law alter
he secured a place on the circuit U'tich
there will be plenty of causes for ap'
peal to the Supreme court.
Seven times Secretary of State Pan
bar has been compelled to write to one
man regarding the manner of preparing
his petitions, and that man wants to
come to Salem and help make laws for
the state of Oregon. There is still
possibility that he will not get his
papers drawn in substantial compli
slice with the law and will be shut out
of the privilege of being a candidate in
Petitions are now being rushed to
the cilice of the secretary of State am
the clerks in that department are being
kept busy early and late chunking up
the papers, to see that they contain the
required number of names, from the
sjecified number of counties and pre
March SO is the last day npon which
nominating petitions can he filed for
places on the primary ballot. Dtno-
crats express the fear thtt some of their
candidates will not get their petitions
completed by that time.
Justice Harlan, of the United States
Supreme court, may retdgn.
The Chicago beef trust trial has been
set for the second Monday in Decem
ber. The Ohio legislature has provided for
a commission to revise the ineurance
laws of the state.
The president fears congress will
take no action on the Panama canal at
the present session,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, is in the hands
of a mob. A etreet car strike is the
cause of the trouble.
President Roosevelt has strain sent
Bristol's name to the seriate for con
firmation as district attorney for Ore
The Mississippi river is rapidly ris
ing and the danger line has been
reached at several p-Miits near St
Great Britain has asked China for
6,000 taels for the recent Nanchang
murder and the opening of the port
of Wucheng Chi.
The Iowa legislature has passed a
resolution providing for an insurance
investigation eioiilar to that -Lad in
New York last fall.
The fire in the big natnral gas well
near Caney, Kansas, has again been
extinguished by means of a bugs iron
cap dropped over the opening.
The Iowa legislature has killed the
direct primary bill.
Revolutionists of China are planning
to depose the dowager empress.
Germany is planning a navy equal to
that of both France and England.
Charles 8. Francis has been appoint
ed United States ambassador to Aus
tria. A wealthy New York merchant has
left $605,000 to the colored school at
American delegates have solved the
problem of the Moroccan conference
and an agreement is assured.
Steamship companies expect a weekly
average of 2,000 Russian emigrants to
the United States during this summer.
Fire at Jmnstown, Pa., destroyed
nearly $1,000,000 worth of property.
One fireman was killed and several
eriously injured. 1
IOWA WILL INVESTIGATE.
Legislature Orders Inquiry Into
lation of Insurance Law.
Des Moines, Iowa, March 30. As a
result of practically unanimoui action
by both houses of the Iowa legislature
today, An investigation of insurarnce
companies is to be undertaken m this
state -during the present summer, siroi
lar to that which was conducted in New
York laBt fall. The resolution which
awaits the governor's s;gnature pro
vides for the appointment of a commis
sion to inquire into rumored abuse of
Iowa insurance laws by state and East
ern companies, to conduct an inquisi
torial Investigation whenever in the
commission's opinion it is desirable,
and report to the legislature of next
year what changes should be male in
the laws to prevent a recurrence of any
abuses that may exist.
Road Tied Up for Two Weeks.
Los Angeles, March 30. The local
railroad situation resulting from floods
in Southern California and vicinity is
even worse than has j et been described.
It is given out from the office of Gener
al Manager Wells, of the Salt Lake
route, that the washouts between Cali
ente and Las Vegas are so serious that
the roadbed cannot be repaired short of
two weeks to admit the passage of
trains. The Southern Pacific also re
ports further trouble today. Another
washout has occurred somewhere in the
San Joaquin valley.
Germany Hungry for Islands.
London, March 30. The London
Times correspondent at ilobart, the
capital of Tasmania, states that, accord
ing to reports from the Fiji islands, a
German syndicate, probably ha' ked by
the German government, is trying to
secure tl e ownership of Fanning inland,
which will he sold at auction April 17.
It is feared that the transfer of the
ownership rr.ay prove a hindrance to
the station of the British Pacific cable
on the island.
Referendum on Statehood.
Washington, March 30. That the
senate and house will reach a compro
mise agreement on the statehood bill,
which will permit Arizona and New
Mexico each to decide for themselves
the question of their admission as one
state, seems a correct solution from
Roads Over Umatilla Reserve.
Pendleton Agitation continued for
years for public roads across tbe Uma
tilla reservation will at last be success
ful. Under an act of congress, public
roads may be laid out across a reserva
tion in the same manner as ebewhere.
except that the road has to be approved
by the department. In the past it bus
been held that the coun'y had no rights
upon the reservation, and consequently
the use of the roads has been at the
pleasure of the Indians. For several
years the taking of sheep across the re
serve has been prohibited.
Abandon Cascade Road.
Albany Charles Altschul, represent
ing the Willamette Valley A Coast Cas
cade Mountain Wagon Road company,
has notified comity clerk B. M. Payne
that the company will abandon the
road across the Cascade mountains and
will not be responsible hereafter for
repairs or for accidents on the road.
As a result, a number of men here are
taking steps to file on some of the lands
of the company's land grant under the
timber and stone act. The road was
built a third of a century ago.
Inaccurate Work by Assessors In Tak
Salem According to county assess
ors' returns already examined the total
population of Orenon will he less than
that given by the Federal ceiious of
In many instances the returns show
on their face that no attempt was made,
at accuracy, and this lack of care is of
such a nature that Secretary of Slate
Donlwr will hardly be able to complete
the tabulation of tbe state census of
lt05 nntil some time this (all, posnibly
not Indole next winter.
There was no appropriation made to
provide extra help to do this work, con
sequently it must le done by the regu
lar office force. The primary and gen
eral elections furnish all tbe work tbe
employes of the office can handle for
some time to come. It will be neces
sary to work overtime to tabulate the
returns of the primary election, and to
get the official ballot out for the June
The census returns in ninny install.
cea were not properly extended. It will
be necessary to go over all tbe papers
and check them up. a slow and tedious
process. With the present help, it will
require weeks, ami Hssibly months, to
tabulate the returns properly.
Buy'ng Timber for Speculation.
Eugene One of the largest timber
'and transactions in this vicinity is re
ported to have lieen consummated,
wherein the Olean I .and coinimny, o
mean, i ., nan secured if) oou acres
of timber in the vieini'y of Gate creek
liesides this large tract, the same c in
panv is negotiating lor several other
Ixidies of good timber along the Mc-
Kenzie river, aggregating probably 25,-
000 acres or more. It is said the pur-
basing company has no intention of
cutting the timber from these lands.
hut is buying for purposes of specula
tion and will hold for an advance in
Electric Line in Six Months.
Astoria W. L. ludley, promoter of
tbe proposed electric line between this
ity and Seaside, was here a few days
ago and says the line will le completed
and in operation within six months if
the material is delivered within the
pecified time. He savs permission
from the government to build the
bridge across Young's bay has leen se
cured and the contract for the steel
draw, as well as for 1.500 tons of fc).
pound steel rails have been awarded.
The rails are to be delivered within i'O
STORM IS BREWING.
Terrible Popular Revolt Coming Soon
St. Petersburg, March 2H. Iesplt
the government's Hsstirance that anoth
er extensive outbreak in the Immediate
future is impossible, the clouds are
lowering and there are other indica
tions that a big storm may break before
parliament meets. The resentment
against the tot l idle repressive measures
of the government Is arousing the peo
ple, especially the workmen In cities,
to fury. This Is playing Into the hands
of the revolutionists who are planning
a strike and a general uprising.
They believe the right moment will
rome In inlil-Aprll and both sides are
preparing for the fray. If It comes, It
Is likely to he bloodier and more terri
ble than anything previously occurring
in this country.
Tbe record of arrests last week in kit.
Petersburg, besides showing an awful
state of lawlessness in the capital, is
eloquent testimony of the methods by
which the government hopes to pre
vent the threatened eiplotioti. Ac
cording to the returns, (IMi hcggais, 215
perrons without passpoits, 247 thieves,
270 highwaymen and 1,0(17 "unclisi.
Hud" persons, which means political
suspects, were taken into custody .
At no time during the war was the
war office more busy than now, making
dispositions to suppress the fi ret evi
dence of rebellion. Machine guns and
ammunition are being dispatched in
every direction, troops are being shifted
and concentrated si strategic points,
armored trains are being stationed at
railroad centers and ironclad automo
biles are being sent to the larger cities
for use in stieet riots. Here ami in
Moscow the (Vs-ucks and other cavalry
are again patrolling the streets day ami
night, a project for a wireless telegraph
system to eunhln the government to
communicate with the .nterior in the
event of a strike of tbe railroad and
telegraph operators is Ix-ing halily
worked out ami soldiers are bein in
structed bow to man trains und work
the telegraph lines.
JETTY BILL IN COMMITTEE.
IJEWS ARE DOOMED
Russian Police Have Planned
Massacre at Taster.
SPURRING ON BLACK HUNDRED
Proclamations of Blood
League of Writers,
Appeals to Russians.
Strong Hope It Will
Washington, March 2H. The
committee on rivers ami harltors
Be Favorably Re-Mouse.
Josephine Farmers Talk.
Grants Pass Farmers living in the
Applegate valley have form' d a tele
phone company to be known as the
Applegate Valley Te'ephone company.
Arrangements have been made with the
Pacific States Telephone company by
which they can connect with the latter
company a lines in orants I'ass. farm
ers living around Merlin, down Rogue
river and on Jurnp-cff-Joe will have a
meeting in a few days to form a com
pany to run a line from those sections
to Grants Pass.
Favorable Weather Follows Freeze.
The Dalles Weather conditions are
the most favorable since the recent
freeze, and farmers generally believe
that their grain that was frozen will
"rue out all right. In a few places
irectly ex pose. J to the east winds, the
grain will have to le resown, but it is
believed that a very great percentage of
the fall sown grain will make an aver
age crop, or better, as the weather since
the thaw has been cloudy and light
rains have prevailed.
Find Indian Burying Ground.
The Dalles Workmen clearing off a
lot in the southern part of the city,
belonging to M. J. Andersm uncovered
an old Indian burying ground, and ex
humed the skeletons of seven braves,
together with trinkets tbat had been
buried with them, Including a large
number of elks' teeth. Mr. Anderson
will have the bones and trinkets col
lected and placed in a suitable burial
place, to be selected by survivors of the
lead whose graves were disturbed.
Old Deed is Filed.
Albany A deed has been recently
filed for record here that was made be
fore Oregon was a state. It was signed
by Joab Powell and Anna Powell, No
vember 25, 1858, and acknowledged be
fore Jacob Hnoderly, a justice of the
peace. It was written with a quill on
large sheet of paper, now yellow and
dimmed. Powell was a pioneer minis
ter, and has many descendants in Linn
Material for Central Rrilway.
La Grande A carload of 'plows,
scrapers and other tools for grading
have been received at Union for use in
work for the Central railway of Oregon.
Some of the Eastern parties interested
in the electric railway enterprise have
also arrived at Union and their pres
ence is accepted as the signal for the
commencement of active operations.
Small Force at Woolen Mill.
Fugene The Eugene woolen mill
has started operations on a limited
scale. The new company w hich recent
ly purchased the property has been
making improvements, and intends
putting me mill into tun operation as
soon as possible.
Oregon Horses for Japan.
John Day Henry Trowbridge and
C. I. Officer, stockmen of the Izee coun
try, have purchased a band of 100
horses for a contract of Seattle shippers
with the Japanese government. The
horses are all young geldings, from 16
to 16 6 hands high, and without blem
ish. From $40 to $00 per bead was
Wheat Club, 67c; blueetem, CHc;
red, i5c; valley, 0!e.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $27.60;
grav, $27 per ton.
Barley Feed, $23.50(324 per ton;
brewing, $24(324.50; rolled, $24.60(3
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
choice, $17(318 per ton; common, $13
(314; valley '.imothy, $8(3!); clover,
$7 50(38; cheat, $0(37; grain buy,
$708; alfalfa, $12.
Apples $1.50(32.75 per box.
Vegetables Asparagus,8c per pound ;
cabbage, lJ'4,3l?4C per pound ; cauli
flower, $2 25 per crate; celery, 75
90e per dozen ; onions, 40c per doz
en; rhubarb, $1 .25 per box; spinach,
$1.25(3 1.60 per box; parsley, 25c;
turnips, $1(31.25 per sack; carrots,
C5(375o per sack; beets, 85c$l per
Onions No. 1, 75c90c per sack ;
No. 2, nominal.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burhanks,
50(3 dOc per hundred; ordinary, nom
inal; sweet potatoes, 2J42JijC per
Butter Fancy creamery, 25327c
Egg Oregon ranch, lflc per dozen.
Poultry Average old hens, 14(3
I4)c per pound; mixed chickens, 13
13c! broilers, 2530c; young
roosters, 13(313)4c; old roosters, 12c;
dressed chickens, 5rjtttc, turkeys,
live, 10(cJ17cj turkeys, dresfed, choice,
18(320u; geess, live, 8c; geese, dressed,
10(3llc; ducks, 17llc. x
Hops Oregon, 1906, choice, lOfa
10c; prime, 89cj medium, 78c;
Wool Eastern Oregon average b'-st,
15(320cj valley, 242(c per pound;
mohair, choice, 25(a28c.
Veal Dressed, (&?c Per pnnnd.
Peef Pressed bulls, 2i(33e per
pound; cows, 34c; country
Mutton Dressed, fancy, SQOc per
pound; ordinary, 45c; lambs, 10
Fork Dressed, 68c per pound.
took up Senator Fulton's bill appro
priating $400,000 for Jetiy work at the
mouth of the Columbia river, but It
was decided to postpone formal consid
eration of the bill until the committee
gets together all available documentary
evidence of the urgent need of this ap
propriation. When the data has been
collected -and it will include the re
ports ot army engineers, a statement
from Senator Fulton and papers from
Portland commercial interests the
committee will again le called together,
Mr. Fulton will be given hearing and
the committee vill then determine
what disposition to n ake of the hill.
Nothing developed at today's meet
ing to indicate how the committee will
view this measure, hut Kepesentative
Jones, of Washington, a member of the
committee ami n very enthusiastic sup
porter of the hill, said after the com
mittee adjourned that he believed the
bill would be favorably reported, if the
committee could take such action with
out being compelled to attach a large
number of other appropriations to that
for the Columbia river. He is person
ally convinced that this is a strictly
emergency hill and is not in favor of
adiling other appropiHtions fi r which
there is less necessity nt this time.
fhere is si rong hope thnt the commit
tee may become impresed with the p
culiar merits of this bill and consent to
report it without amendment or w ith
out attaching other appropriations
which would prove fatal.
St. Petersburg, March Ml. The
League of Knssiaii Witters has Issued
an appeal to the Uusslaii people to
unite In the name of their conscleiice
and self-respect to preveot the Jewish
masvacrc whih, they say, are beyond
doubt being prepared In Southwestern
Knssla for Eastertide. The appeal say
that it is not fancy but fart tbat the
police and gendarmes are arranging lo
let loose the lilrtt'k Hundred iiniii the
members of the poor, helpless race. It
recalls that the kishineff, (Join! and
Odessa anti-Jewish outrages were com
milled at the instigation of Minister id
the Interior Von 1'lehve, Chief of Pollen
Nei,iardt ami Count Podgerichanie,
Chief of the gndarinel ie of I iomel.
Just as in the past times St. Bartho
lomew day were arranged by agents ol
the government, the appeal declares,
tbe recent pioclamalioiis emanating
from the printing ollice id the police
matcr at St. Petersburg an I that of
the military at Odessa leave no doubt.
I but tbe authorities are privy to tlm
present propaganda. The appeal furth
er declare that M Ka'-lsoimky's book
warning Jiwi to have Uui immedi
ately or le trea'ed as tlm Jews wrro
treated by the Spaniards in tbe middln
age was pnnliti ami niriiiiiii imm
t he i llire of t he pol ice innntrs of St.
Petersburg and Kkittc rtmrlav.
Tbe league of Writers claims to hold
proof tbat uiMssacres have been pinned
to tnke place at Ale xandrovrk, Minsk,
itrest-I.itovsk, Kostof on -Poll and K.e
llieiitcbllg. It also points out ttist thn
anti-Jewish pres istprradmg insidious
rumors to eicite tbe Ignorant.
His Plea for Niagara.
Washington, March 28. In submit-
ting to coheres the report of the In
ternational Waterways commission re
garding the preservation of .Niagara
falls, President Roosevelt sent a recom
mendation that a law be enacted along
the lines of the recommendations of
the report. The message of the presi-
lent concludes as follows: "I hope
that this nation will make it evident
that it is doing all in its power to pre
serve the great scenic wonder, the ex
iitence of which unharmed should be a
matter of pride to every citizen.'
France Demands Indemnity.
London, March 28. According to a
lispatch from Shanghai to the Morning
out, France has demanded that China
admit tbat the magistrate at Nanchang,
whose violent death last 'month led to
the murder o' six Catholic missionaries
and one child of an English missionary
named Kingmnn, whs not murdered ;
pay an indemnity of 350,000 taels for
the murder of the priests, execute six
Chinamen and pay 00,01)0 taels fur the
Emigrants In Shiploads.
Liverpool, March 28. The steamer
Carinania, which sailed today for New
York, carried upward ot Z.uuo passen
gers, a large proportion of whom were
emigrants. The Lake Champlain, of
the Canadian Pacini) line, leaving at
about the same time, toi k 1,200 emi
grants. The steamship companies an
ticipate an enormous rush of conti
nental emigrants for America during
tha coming sea ton.
BIGGEST OF ALL BATTLESHIPS.
Naval Officers Divided on Building of
Washington, March 31. Since thi
decision of the house committer on na
val t ft lire to recommend an appropria
tion of n, 000,000 for the construction
of a battleship larger than any now
all tat, naval esperls in Washington
have beg"!! a heated discussion of the
size of battleship, which shows that
Admiral Dewey is not supported tiy
many naval ollicers in hi advocacy of
a battleship greater than the 1 H, 000
ton Krilish battleship Dreadiiaught .
Naval constructors are agreed that
an effective battleship with a displace
ment of 20,00') tons or more can con
structed for the American navy, but
ti e advisability of nu'horir.ing one ship
of this type at tbe present time, ami
not making an effort to provide addi
tional Hl.O'.IO-toll battleships to supple
ment tbe (jouta of smaller i-lnps, and
thus make a desirable- working unit
out of them, is ipiestioued by many
naval authorities. '
At least four hattlcMhip of the sumo
speed and with similar batteries and
equipment are necessary, according to
the view of the constructors, to be
effective in an engagement.
One great battleship, even if It bo
swifter and have more guns than other
ships ell nit, they contend, cannot ac
complish anything in actual warfare,
and is no more effective than the slower
and less formidable ships with which
it is j'rtnt'd in action.
Scranton Ready for Strike.
Scranton, Ph., March 31. The an
nouncement of a Hispenidoii of mining
in the anthracite Ihdd was not wholly
unexpected here. The companies have
taken it for granted that tin re would
he a strike and preparations were made
accordingly. Stockades have been
built, guards have been hired to pro
tect property, and all the minor olll-
cials, firemen and ollice clerks have
been asked to sign an agreement to
help protect the company's properties
In case of a strike. All the companies
will make an effort to operate.
Changes Plan of Tunnel.
St. Petersburg, March 31. Baron
I.oicq de I.obid, in order to meet the
wishes of the national defense commit
tee, has altered his Bering Strait tun
nel and Siberian railway project to
make the railroad run due east front
Kansk to the HOlh degree of longitude
and thence northea jtery to Yakutsk.
Unofficial intimations are given that
Uussia would he glad to have the con
cession accompanied by an American
New Battleship Is Speedy.
Boston, March 31. The performance
today of the battleship New Jersey in
maintaining a speed ol 10.18 knots an
hour in a four-hour endurance run off
the New England coast, coupled with
her remarkable speed yesterday over a
measured ml'ie at Rockland. Me., at a
10:18 knot gait, places this vessel at
the head of all American built battle
ships so far ac speed ii cone uned.