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Bahama Nr Ph. C.
COTTAGE GROVE ... OREGON.
NEWS OFJE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for Our
A Return of th Lest Important but
Not Lets Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Roofevelt and Tillman may become
Grrky and other Russian revolution
ists will tour America
Tubmen of Chicago have struck for a
raise of $5 per mouth.
There are many candidates for Al
gol's seat iu the renate.
Al great majority of the bituminous
coal miners are at work.
The governor of Tver, Russia, has
been blown up by a bomb.
The Democratic victory in Russia
may lead to the granting of a constitu
tion. Dowie's European conyerts refuse to
believe that their leader has fallen from
grace in Ziou City.
Bryan will also tour Russia during
his present trip around the world, lie
a in India at present.
Dowie's enemies are bringing more
charges against him and preparing a
hot reception for the aged prophet.
The Btreet car strike at Winnipeg has
ended, the car men getting an advance
of 1 cent an hour after asking for 2.
Experts who have gone over the aud
itor's books of Indiana have found a
shortage of $390,0595. The shortage
covers every year back to 1SS3.
Senator Alger, of Michigan, is not a
candidate for re-election.
Dowie promises to perform a miracle
when he teaches Zion City.
Returning merchants say Chinese are
now baying Americaan goods.
Vesuvius is in violent eruption and
thousands of people are fleeing in ter
More riotiDg has taken place at Win
nipeg, Manitoba, on account of the
etreet car strike.
The soft coal mine operators of the
East have offered to arbitraate their
differences with the miners.
All the independent coal operators of
the Pittsburg district have signed the
scale. This will insure work for about
The United States Circuit court of
appeals of New York says the patent
for daylight loading film cartridges for
photographic cameras is void.
A steamer has arrived at Philadel
phia from Bombay, India, with what
is believed to be bubonic plague among
One hundred printers have been dis
charged f'om the government printing
office as the first step toward economy
in that department. The mechanical
department will be completely reorgan
. Many lives were lost by the collipse
of a hotel in Germany.
Speaker Cannon admits the present
tariff laws should be revised.
The kaiser abandoned his trip to the
Mediterranean for fear of assassination
FLEE IN TERROR.
Peasants SotV Refuge In Naples from
Naples, April 9. Mount Vesuvius is
a colossal cauldron of fire and the town
of Hosoatrrcase, on its southern doelivi-
Lty, has Wen transformed into a gray is
land of ruin by the ashes from the crat
er of the volcano. Torrents of liquid
fire, resembling in the distance serpents
with glittering yellow and Mack scales,
are coursing in all directions, amid
rumblings, detonations and earth trem
blings, while a pall of sulphurous smoke
that hovers over all makes breathing
The streams of lava are resistless.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
OFFICIAL CANDIDATE LIST.
Names as They Will Appear on Pri
m.try Ballots at Election.
Salem The foil w ing Is a list of the
Republican and iVmcc ratio candidates
for nomination for senators and repre
sentatives In congicss ami state ollu-ers
as they will appear on the ollicial pri
Republicans: Senator Short term
Fred W. Mulkev, Multnomah county
senators, long term, Jonathan bourne
Thev snap like pipestems the trunks of Jr., Multnomah county ; II. M. Cake
chestnut trees hundreds of years old, Multnomah county; Stephen A. laew
and blight with their torrid breath the ell, Umatilla county; K. L. Smith
blooms on the peach trees Ixdore the Wasco county; K. U. Watson, Multno
trees themselves have lx-n reached.
The molton streams do not spare the
homes of the peasants, and when these
have been rased they dash into the
wells as though seeking to slake their
thirst, and, after tilling them, continue
their course down the mountainside.
Everywhere in the vicinity of the
volcano pitiful scenes are witnessed
women are tearing their hair in their
griei ami old men re crving aloud at
the loss of their beloved homestead?.
New craters have opened at different
points on the mountain, but it is im
possible to ascertain their number or
where they are situated.
Naples is the meooa of the alarmed
country people and they have been
flocking into the city in great numbers
The lava flow approached the out
skirts of the village of Clarem and then
suddenly ceased advancing. Fifty acres
of ground about the village were over
flowed and the crops ruined.
The eruption has caused a great deal
of damage, as the heating lava streams
have withered vegetation, while the
ashes have settled on everything.
NEW RECIPROCITY TREATY.
! America Getting Worsted by Present
Agreemert With Cuba.
Washington, April 9. Acting under
instructions from the State department,
Edwin Morgan, minister at Havana,
has been in conference with the Cuban
Foreign office, with the purpose of
framing a new reciprocity treaty. The
treaty may be ready for submission be
fore the adjournment of the the present
The reason for the preparation of
this new treaty is that the officials here
have become convinced that America is
getting by far the worst of the bargain
under the preoept arrangement. While
neatly all of the exports from Cuba
come to our ports, only a little more
than one-third of the imports into
Cuba are furnished by the American
farmers and merchants, Europe fur
nishing practically the balance.
The Cuban government did not care
to make the concessions, but it was
confronted with the fact that otherwise
there would be no treaty at all at the
expiration of the present convention,
and, without the preferential rates of
the treaty it would be impossible to
market Cuban sugar and other staples
in America at profitable rates, thus
threatening ruin to Cuba.
Representative, Fitst district Willi
C. llawley, Marion; Samuel B. Hons
ton, Washington; Walter I.. Tooie
Marion. Second district, W. R. F.llis
Umatilla; William J. Ijtchner, Baker
John L. Kami, Baker; George S. She)
Govrnor llarvev K. Brown, Baker
T. T. (Jeer Marion;' C. A. Johns. I'ak
er; Charles J. Sohlbredc, Coos; James
Secretary of state Frank W. Benson
Douglas; Claud Gatch, Salem; lt I.
Pea roe, Marion ; Frank T. Wrightman
Treasurer John II. Aitkin, Baker
E. V. Carter, Jackson; Ralph W. llovt
Multnomah; Augustus C. Jennings,
I.ane; Thomas F. Ryan, Clackamas;
George A. Steel, Clackamas
Supreme judge Robert K'akin,
Superintendent public instruction
J. II. Ackerman, Multnomah.
State printer William J. Clarke
Marion; Willis S. Huniway, Multno
mahi J. R. Whitney, Linn.
Attorney general M. A. Crawford,
Douglas; George II. Durham, Joseph
ine. Commissioner of labor O. P. Huff,
Demccrats: Senator long term, John
M. Ciearin, Multnomah.
Representative, First district P. A.
Cochrane, Marion; Charles V. Gallo
way, Yamhill. Second district, James
Harvey Graham, Baker.
Governor George E. Chamberlain,
Stcretary of state P. II. Sroat, Ma
rion. Treasurer J. D. Matlock, I.ane.
Supreme judge T. G. Hailey, Uma
tilla. State printer J. Scott Taj lor, Kla
math. Attorney general Robeit A. Milier,
Each one of the above filed the re
quired petition with the sureta'y of
The names of Oglesby Young and II .
B. Nicholas, Democratic candidates for
Circuit judges in departments 3 and 4.
of Multnomah county, will not appear
on the official ballots. Secretary Dun
bar was obliged to reject their petitions
for the reason that they were verified
by J.T. Milner, who had not himself
signed the petitions.
SPEAKERS FOR CHAUTAUOUA.
Willamette Valley Directors Making,
Up Program for Year.
Oregon City The lmrd of director
of the Willamette Valley Chautauiiia
association is preparing the program
for the It'Oil assembly to bo held at
(ila. Intone next July. Dr. Charles Ed
ward locke, w ho was in Portland 10
years ago, hut is now pastor of one of
the largest Methodist churches in the
United States, at Brooklyn, N. Y.. will
be one of the speakers. Captain Jack
Crawford, the famous poet -scout, has
been engaged for the coming assembly,
as has also Rabbi Leon Harrison, of St.
Louis,' w ho will he heard in two lec
tures, on "Shylock" and ' The Glory
and Same of Ametica.
Professor Mark B. Benl, of the Occi
dental college of oratory, of Loa Ange-
h, will be the elocutionist this year.
Dr. W. C. Sherman, of Sacramento,
who last year had charge of the class
in liihle study, hat been retained for
another year. Other classes will be
conducted as usual iu music, domestic
science, United States history, elocu
tion, English literature, physical cul
ture, junior Bible study and a W. C.
T. U. institute.
The Chautauitia management is in
communication with a great many
other lecturers and entertainers with
whom contracts will be entered into if
Mssihle. Another meeting of the hoard
of directors will be called soon, when
the program will b completed.
New Rail Lines for Lane.
Eugene Portland, New York and Eu
gene capitalists who recently applied to
the city council for franchise to con
struct a system 'if street railways here,
announce that they intend to build an
electric line between Kugeno and
pringtiehl and a steam railway from
there up McKnr.ie river to the Blue
river mining district. length of the
lectric line will he four miles. That
of the steam road alout 45 miles. The
Willamette river will be bridged at
Kugetie, and the line will reach Spring
field up the eastern bunks of the river.
Cherry Crop Destroyed.
Scappoose Earlv cheriies, with few
exceptions, are killed by the early
frosts. Royal Amies are completely
lostroyed, as well as early pears. Ap
ples, prunes and plums are apparently
all in good condition, having been un
injured. Nearly all orchards in this
locality are being sprayed this season.
Fruits from the Scappoose district are
)t inferior to any iu quality, as attest-
d by premiums won at the Lewis and
HUMPHREY'S USGENT PLEA.
The New lork chamber of com
merce urges congress to pass the Phil
ippine tariff bill.
Prince von Buelow, chancellcr ci
Germany, fell in a faint while address
ing the reichstag.
The senate plans to do away with the
office of superintendent of Indian af
fairs in Alaska ana turn the work over
to the governor.
The Illinois primary law has been
declared invalid by the state Supreme
court and a special session of the legis
lature called to enact a new one.
The Republic Oil company, a dum
my of the Standard, has withdrawn
from Nebrafka, Iowa and Indiana. Its
business will be continued by the
Those in control at Zioa City claim
that Dowie intended to start a harem
with seven wives whom be had select
ed. The prophet denies all charges
and baa started home from Mexico
A new medical corps is to be organ
ized for the army.
Japan will soon open Manchuria io
the trade of the world.
China has sent a demand to Russia
that she evacuate Manchuria at once
The United States cruiser Baltimore
will visit the principal ports of Aus
Russia has aBked the United States
to fix the date for The Hague peace
Dowie says he will return to Zion
City and oust his enemies from control
of the colony,
Kansas City, Mo., has elected a Re
publican mayor on a municipal owner
Colonel Gilberto Escobo, governor of
Jonotega, a province in Nicaragua, Las
Chicago has voted for municipal
ownership and against municipal or or
ation of traction lines.
He Predicts Disaster if Ship Subsidy
Bill Should Fail.
Washington, April 9. Representa
tive Humphrey, of Washington, today
informed the president that, unless the
ship subsidy bill is passed, Japan will
soon control the entire Oriental com
merce of the Pacific coast. He hoped
so to alarm the president that he will
actively take up the cause of the sub
sidy advocates and compel the speaker
and house leaders to let this bill pass.
Mr. Humphrey said the Japanese
already have an option on six ships of
the Pacific Mail, and can buy them, if
the subsidy bill is defeated. He also
said the Japanese are trying to get the
Hill ships on Puget sound. He went
on to say that there is a British-Frenoh-German
shipping trust that now fixes
rates between Pacific coaBt ports and
Liverpool, having recently doubled the
rate on wheat. Unless the subsidy law
is enacted, Mr. Humphrey says Pacific
coast exporters shipping to Liverpool
will remain at the mercy of this trust.
Insure Water for Land.
Salem The State Land Imard is pro-
paring to enforce a rule with regard to
the sale of lands reclaimed under the
Carey act, which will insure the settler
ample supply of water for all land pur
chased. Until recently contracts have
been entered into for the sale of land be
fore the irrigation canals were complet
ed or exact supply of water available
known. In order that there may be no
question in future, the board will insist
on knowing how much water is avaiia
ble for each segregation and the number
of acres to be sold will in no instance
be more than the visible supply of
water will irrigate.
Plan to Supply Court Reports.
Albany Tbe County court will prob
ably order the Supreme court reports
44 volumes for use of tbe court and
county officials and the Circuit court
An effort may he made at the next ses
sion of the legislature to secure a metis
lire providing that the state shall furri
isti the bounty courts ot oao'i comity
it h the Oregon reports us statutes and
se-Mtons laws are supplied to county
othcials and justices of the peace.
Hope to Borrow $750,000,000.
St. Petersburg. April 9. The Reich
today says Russia hopes to get $760,-
000,000 from the loan the government
is now negotiating, and the government
has offered exceptional terms to the
bankers in order to conclude the nego
tiations before the Russian parliament
assembles. The Radicals generally be
lieve that if the government succeeds
in filling the war client with such an
enormous sum, it will be in a position
to snap its fingers at parliament. Only Oregon as a result of the division of
by keeping tbe government in dire straits the summer range, and the invasion by
Furnish Ditch is Completed.
Pendleon W. J. Furnish announces
that the Furnsih ditch, which is to re
claim 20,000 acres of land in the west
ern end of this county, is finished. Of
this amount of land, 10,000 acres are
now ready for water, and there are at
least 10,000 more w hich can be brought
under the ditch. This land is adjoin
ing the big Umatilla reclamation pro
ject which the government now has in
hand. The Furnish ditch is 30 miles
in length, while the government canal
will be 22 miles long and will also sup
ply water for 20,000 acres.
Sees Danger to Sheep Herds.
Pilot Rock The Cunningham Sheep
& Land company has finished shearing.
R. A. Kelsay, a member of the firm.
reports an excellent quality of wool this
season, which he attributes to the
heavy rains, which washed the fleeces
unusually clean. Mr. Kelsay appre
hends difficulty by the sheepmen of
New Mil! at Scappoose.
Scappoose The Brace Lumber com
pany is building a sawmill on a tract
bought of Rev. Mr. Brown. The mill
win cut .10,01)1) leet a iav. 1 his nnkes
five mills within a radius of eight, mi Iks
of Scappoose. The new mill will be in
operation in about three weeks.
do they believe reform will be forced. Washington woolgrowers of Oregon's
Tidal Wave in Azores.
London, April 9. Lloyds at mid
night received a dispatch from Berlin
which Btates that the German govern
ment has received a rumor that the
Azores islands'have been devastated by
a tidal wave, and that several thousand
people have peiished. There is no
confirmation of the report at present.
The report is amplified as received in ring to hold until the sales days, when
Berlin, declaring that some of the out- it will be sold to the highest bidder.
lying islands ot the Azores group cave
Cut Timber Illegally,
Prineville John Dee and A. R.
Eastwood were arraigned before United
States Commissioner M. R. Biggs last
week on a charge of cutting timber on
government land. They were held in
the sum of f 50 to appear before the
United States grand jury.
Storing Wool in Heppner Warehouses
Heppner Wool is beginning to ar
rive at the warehouses here, where it
will be stored until the sales days in
the latter part of May and the first of
June. A large crop will be produced
in this county this year, and very little
being contracted, stockmen prefer-
Will Reappoint Judge Moore.
Washington, April 9. It was an
nounced at the White house today that
Judge Alfred fi. Moore would be reap
pointed United StatesMudge at Nome,
Wheat Club, i(J(3i7o; blue-tern, (id
(?nKo; red, l4(i5e; valley, (Ho.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $27.50;
gray, $27 per ton.
Barley Few I, $23.50(32! per ton
brewing, $2424.50; rolled, $21.5()(.
II y Eastern Oregon timothy,
choice, $17(318 per ton; common, $13
014; valley timothy, $Hfd5S; clover,
$7.50(S!S; cheat, $0(47; grain hay, $7
8; alfalfa, $12.
Apples $22.75 per box.
Vegetables Asparagus, 8 (3 1 2c per
pound; cabbage, 2'ir. per pound;
cauliflower, $2.25 per crate; celerv,
7o90c per dozti; head lettuce. 35(t
40c per dozen : onions. 40c tier dozen :
radishes, 20c per dozen ; rhubarb, $1(4
1.25 per box; spinach, $1 per box;
parsley, 25c; turnips, $1(41.25 per
sack; carrots, f!575c per sack; beets,
85c$l per sack.
Onions No. 1, 7090e per sack :
No. 2, nominal.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks,
50(P0c per hundred ; ordinary, nomi
nal; new California, 5(4(ic per pound;
sweet potatoes, 2H(2c per pound.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20 25c per
Eggs Oregon ranch, Iflc per dozn.
Poultry Average old liens, I'.l'Oi
14c per pound; mixed chickens, l.Vci
lHc; broilers, 25$ '10c; young roost
ers, 13ai3c; old roosters, l)(-;I2c;
dressed chickens, 15(9 Hie; turkeys,
live, 16 ii DJic; turkeys, dressed,
choice, 1820c; geese, live, 8 Oil 8l.c;
geese, dressed, 10llc; ducks, 17W
Hops Oregon, 1905, choice, 710c;
Wool Eastern Oregon average bed,
1520c; valley, 24(42c per pound;
mohair, choice, 26($29e.
Veal Dressed, Sii'c per pound.
Beef Dressed bulls, So per p ind;
cows, 45c; country steers, Kntv.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 9(ilc per
ponnd; ordinary, 45ej lambs, with
pelt on, lOQUc.
Pork Dressed, C8)c per pound.
OFFER TO ARUITMAT E.
Miners Willing to Let Conciliation
Board Settle 1 rouble.
New Yotk. April l. Having failed
to come to an agreement themselves,
the hard coal miner of Pennsylvania,
through their representatives, today
proposed to the operator that all mat
ter in dispute be refened to a board id
arbitration for settlement, the tribunal
to bo composed of the hoard of conclli
ation which whs crested by the award
of the Anthracite Strike commission In
ItHKI, with Judge Gray, of Delaware, or
any person he may appoint, a chair
man and umpire. If the operators ac
cept the proposition and a convention
of miueworker approve the plan, the
1(10,000 men now idle in the anthra
cite field will return to work at once.
While it bad been leported for several
day that the miner might ask that
the difference be arbitrated, the prop
osition came to them a a ureal sur
prise, a they did not believe the union
leaders were ready to leave the contro
versy to a third party at this time.
That the operator will accept the
miners' proposal a submitted is not
generally believed ; in fact, it I inti
mated they may llatly refuse tin' offer,
oil the ground that existing conditions
are the result of arbitration. The em
ployer have decided to consider the
miner pi latest move and promise to
give President Mitchell and bis men an
answer on Monday, when another
meeting of the two suh-cnmmitleea will
be held ill this city.
The anthracite hoard of conciliation
insist of six memUr three repre
senting the operator and three the
miners. This Isiard held frequent ses
sion (luring tlm last three year,
settling local dispute in the anthracite
region. The award of the strike com
mission provided that, when it could
not agri-e, a Federal judge in the Third
udicial district should appoint an
umpire, w ho should make a decision.
j uugo m-orge urav, presnieni in ilie
strike commission, made the appoint
incut. During the first two years I
selected Carroll D. Wright, ex United
States commissioner of labor, as the
umpire, but during the last year
Charles P. Neill, the present lalxir
commissioner, acted as tbe arbiter.
FURIOUS WITH FOREIGNERS.
Chinese Excited by Picture of Magis
trate Killed by Priest.
Pekir., April (!. The Nanohang affair
of February last, during which a Chi
nose magistrate mot death as the remit
of a depute with French Catholic mi
sionarii which caused a riot and tin
killing of a number of French and Brit
ish missionaries, continues to inlhime
the Chinese. Tbe native papers iu the
north of ( hina this week print pVtutes
of the magistrate' corp'e, showing his
wounds, with sensational article writ
ten in a style which appeals to the
lower classes, exhorting the people not
to forget the outrages and to prepare to
defend themselves against foreign hru
The belief that a French priest mur
dereij the magistrate is universal and
probably no other incident ever excited
such widespread resentment against the
missionaries. In many places the
Catholic converts and the other Chinese
are living on the basis of firmed neu
trality, and but for the presence of the
troop stationed near the missions by
the government's orders, the slightest
friction would result in massacre.
lire Cuts Of! Lsoiipc In Portland
Chamber ul Commerce.
om: man falls to his dlatii
Tongues of Flame Leap From Eighth
Floor and Make floicuo
Disturbance in Coal Field.
Philadelphia, April (i. The situa
tion in the coal fields remains un
changed. Occasional disturnaucen are
reported from various sictions, but
thoy are regarded as incoiiHnpiential.
As a result of the attacks made on the
breakers of the Fernwood colliery, the
Krie, company, which owns the land
iH'cupied by the mineworkers, ban tr-
lered them to vacate the property.
The miners are said to have shot out
nearly every window in the breaker.
A detail of state police today arrested
seven Iialiau laborers at Mi canaipia
near Wilkesbarre, who yesterday pre
vented non-union men from opernt ing
the West Knd wasliciy. They were
sent to jail.
Wants AITRailroads Appraised.
Washington, April fl. My unani
mous vote today the National associa
tion of Kailsvny cimmissioners udi p!rd
the resolution of IS H. Meyer, of Wis
c main, ottered yesterday, declaring it
to be the sense of tbe association that
the congress of the United (States should
authorize and direct the Interstate
Commerce commission, or some other
Jepartment of the Federal government,
to ascertain the inventory value of all
railways in the United States, and to
fix a valuation on the railway property
of each state separately.
Portland, April 7. Flames that
sprang up as from a magician' wand
swept ths upper part i f the Chamber i f
Commerce block at 2:110 o'clock yester
day afternoon, wrecking the Commer
cial club and imperiling score of lives.
With the swirling, fearful speed of n
whirlwind, groat rod sheet of lire and
dense volume of smoke pamed from
room to room a if in a fiendish hunt
for human lifv. Doreun of pimple.
caught unawares, scurried before the.
leadly blasl with th-nth at their heel.
The line to forfeit hi life wa II er
II. Hallock, ail employe of the Willani-
etle Valley Traction company, Willi
smoke and llamo close behind him. Mr.
Ilalloik attempted to climb from a
Commercial club window to a lire es
cape leading down the Interior court of
the building. The firn escape was six
feet away. It was a desperate under
taking, and the m. fortunate man failed.
His Isnly plunged down seven stories to
a skylight on the second floor. Ho waa
I he lire department wa oiiickly oa
the scene, nearly every piece of fire ap
paratus in I ortland being brought into
service. The firemen performed eoiir-
ag is ami ellectlve service. Whllo
part of the force hush d itself laying
hose and directing reams of water,
others were at the iijually dangerous
tack of rescuing those w hose retreat
hud been cut off in the upper stories.
The eitciiMloli ladder fell 30 feet
shoit i f the imprisoned men, and scal
ing lad lers were lined to reach the mi
lui 11 imptisi d on the eighth Hour.
T. in Kichard n, manager of the Com
mercl.tl club, was among this number,
and when the firemen remhed him it
looked as though neither Would get
down alive. Home .V) persons who wero
in the upper stories reached safety by
the ti o escape.
Th" damage to the Chamber of Com
merce building will reach tluu.iiOO
fuliy insured, ami the Commercial club
10,0011, with $20,000 insurance. Tb.
personal losse to occup'iut of the
building, such a lawyers and physici
ans, is not known, but it is estimated
they w ill reach several thousand dollars.
INSURANCE REFORM BILLS.
Progre in Driving
Albany, N. Y, April 7. The billa
proposed by the special investigating
committee passed another stage of their
progress today toward the rUtntn book
ill the senate committee of the whole.
Of the hills intri cluceil by the com
mittee originally ten, but since con
solidated into seven four have pa d
the assembly, and am at the stage of
third reading or final passage in the.
senate on the way to the L'overnor.
Thece an' the bills designated :
First, to restrict lobbying by requir
ing registry of "legislative agent";
second, relative to the Hopiisitioii of
nal p iipetty by life insurance compan
ies; third, making contradictory state
ments under oath pri sumnti ve evi-
lent o of perjury, and fourth, forbid
A fifth, the hill further penalizing
falsification or omission of material
inatter.l in the book I and record of
orporations, Iihh passed the assembly,
nit was amended in the senate, and
the bill must return to the assembly
The so called "big bill" generally
amending the insurance law and cm-
todying most of the radical reforms in
insurance meihods, wua advanced to the
third rending iu the senate today.
The seventh bill, that forbidding
iimpuign contributions by corpora
tions, was temporarily laid on tint
Nolo today with the consent of its
Viosca Has Been Vindicated.
Washington, April (I, Charges made
against James Vinson, the American
vice consul ut La Pa., 1 iave been inves
tigated by the State di p u tmeiit ai d
the Navy ib pirtnieiit, and the result is
con p ete vindication of Mr. Viosca.
It whs charged by Clmrles 1'auson.
who, until his death a short tiinu ig i,
was err ployed at the United Htatis na
val coaling station at Pichiliiiipm bay,
that Vjosca withheld part of the pay of
mi ployes at the H'ation.
Will Build Island for Fort.
Washington, April 0 The creation
of en artiflcal island In the middle of
f ho entrance to Clo sspmke bay is pro
posul by the joint board on coast de
fense, an an absolute essential to the
defense of the National capital and the
cities of liultimore, Norfolk, Newport
Vews and even Richmond. The gov
ernment will dump stone on the middle
ground aa foundation for a fort.
Increase in Foreign Commerce.
Washington, April 7. According to
bulletin issued by the department of
Commerce and Labor, the exports from
the United (States for the first eight
months of the liscal year lUOfl were
11)0,000,000 in value in excess of
those of the corresponding months of
1905. The imports for the eight
months of 190(1 are $71,000,000 greater
than for the corresponding period of
1905. The growth in exports of manu
factures has been $45,000,000, and in
agricultural products, $i:t.'l,000,0()()
over the same period last your.
Heyburn'a Useless Inquiry.
Washin'on, April 7. The senate
today passed IJeybunrH resolution call
ing for a statement of receipts from
(sales of timber an leases within forest
reserves. The information asked for
will avail Mr. Heyburn nothing, since
the reform he seeks to hi ing about is
already under way. This money, here
tofore spent without the knowledge of
congress, is hereafter to be expended by
direction of congress. This takes the
meat out of Mr. Heyburn'a inquiry.
Thieves Loot Monastery.
Itostoff, province of Yaroslav, Russia,
April 7. -Thieves looted the Troilze
Warnltzkl monastery on the night of
April 3 and got away with $23,000 and,
a quantity of valuable articles.