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OOTTAGK GROVE. . . OREGON.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
la a Condensed Form for Oar
A Return of the Lett Important but
Not Let Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
There lias boon an anti-British out
break in In. lis.
A French cabinet crisis is thwatono
on tho church question.
A Chieaco crsnd jury may indict
Mayor Dunne for not enforcing the law.
Brownsville citirens testified at the
senate investigation that many families
loft tho citv because thoy feared negr
Tho investigation of Senator Bailey
of Texas, has proven that the senator
received monev from the Waters Pierce
In a head-on collision between two
JVorthern Pacific trains near Helena
two firemen were killed ana nine pas
Tho Western Kotail Lumbermen's As
sociation, in convention at Salt Lake,
adopted resolutions against prevailing
high lumber prices.
The Japanese Corean r'xliision
Ioague, of San Francisco, says Mayor
Schmitz and the school board surren
dered to President Roosevelt.
1 lay ti and Germany ate quarreling.
The Hoods in Nebraska are receding.
A bill for woman surffage lias been
introduced in the house of commons.
The house land committee has yield
ed to Roosevelt's plea for the leasing of
there was a
negro soldiers declare
plot to kill them at
The house pension committee lias an
nounced tliat it has completed its work
fort his session.
The president has reached a final
agreement with the Californians on
the school question.
Senator Hopkins of Illinois, threat
ens to talk the river and harbor bill to
death. He would have a three weeks'
The Postal Telegraph company has
announced an increase in pay for its
employes following the action of the
Western Union in advancing wages.
Railroads of the United States need
$500,(H0,000 for improvements, but
ejnee, the Interstate Commerce com
mission inquiries they cannot obtain
the money on watered sbx'k and the
railway magnates don't know where to I
look for relief.
MOST LIBERAL IN HISTORY.
River and Harbor Bill Gives Almost
All Northwest Asked.
Washington, Feb. 15. Never before
in the history of rivers and harUtro leg.
islation has wy congress dealt so lilvr-.
allv with the I'acitic Northwest as the u. S.turd.y F.bru.ry 10.
, I Washington, lob. Id. -The Admiuis-
present congress will do in the pomling ,,.; ,,tin t(, ,.,,! , ,,. , fori-i.-t -
river and harlr bill. Not only Is the Japanese situation was approved in the
aggregate appropriation larger than seuato today by the adoption of the sen-
, , , , ate committee report on the itnmigra
over More, bat the appropriation tin ,,m Ti. r(,rt ,.,,, iml,., ,ira.
more nearly approximate the est imatwi vision which authorize the president to
of the engineers. This is in a very exclude Japane-v laborers from the
large measure due to the remarkably j United State at V discret ion. There-
etlieient work of Representative Jona, port will now go to the house for its
i . . ' ' - m i ' - i' i ii mi i i i ii i ii
IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS j j
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COLLISION DURING BLIZZARD
of Washington, wlioiia on the river and
harbor committee a roposontative of
his own and neighUaring states. Mr.
Jones was in a posit iou to do things.
and bis aooomplishruents speak for
themselves. Indeed tlie house has
boon so very liberal that the senate has
nothing loft to do, unlet at bo to raise
a few appropriations that fall below
the house figures, and it i doubtful i(
many such increases can be secured.
for in eveiy instance where tho house
cut tlie estimates on Oregon aiw Wash
ington project it was for some sjKt'ltic
aikl very good reason.
In his work in committee Mi. Jones
had the active support of Senator Ful
ton, aiul the Oregon senator did every
thing that a man not a member of (lie
committee could do to aid in getting
lilvral recognition for Oregon and Ctv
lumbia river projects. There was ab
solute harmony throughout, and the
two men woiked together to a ivnimon
The effectiveness of Mr. Jones' work
is found in the figure themselves. The
total amount recommended by the on-
gineeis tor urvgon ami Washington
projects was f 5, 110,244; the total ap
propriation carried by the house hill is
$4,1)70,244, a difference of $440,000.
The reductions were on the Celilo ca
nal, $ 150,000 Wing taken from the
amount recommended and given to the
upper river, for which a new project
was reoommendtd late in IXx-embor; on
the Willamette and Columbia rivers
Wlow Portland, where $150,000 was
deducted Kvause Portland business
men had assuied the committee that a
new taxation district was to be formed
to raise monev to aid in this improve
ment; ami the Cascade locks on the
Columbia river, where $105,000 was
recommended for grading and tilling in
behind the completed locks. The com
mittee felt that this work was not urg
ent, as tlie canal lock u itself com
pleted. With these exceptions, the hous? bill
provides the amounts recommended by
the engineers, and in the case of Co
quille river the committee appropriates
$00,000 when only $40,001) was asked
by the War department. The $t)0,OiO
will complete this project, as Bhown by
the figures of the local engineers, so the
committee decided to clear up the
whole matter at one time.
The following table gives the various
projects and the amounts appropriated
by the house bill:
Mouth of Columbia river, $2,450,-
approval, winch is ensured. 1 he entire
Hay was devoted t .debate on the re
rt. Washington, Feb. Ifu -In the din-us
Viii of the postoftlce appropriation bill
lift tho house today Overntroot said the
! committee had reached Itio conelusion
thai a reduction in the railway mail
wa ntwolutely necessary.
"The railroad nre Irving to stam
pede the house," he said, "yet there
is not a scintilla of evidence lo show
that tbo reduction i excessive. The
postal rervico will not le impaired in
the slightest degree, and not a train
will ho rut otT. not withstnndiug fho
threat of the railroad companies. Time
ha not beei a telegram received bv the
members of this house from n business
concern or a tonmercial body which has
not been promj-tod by the railroads, and
for one I refute to be stampeded by
their threats or dellected by their en
t reat ie. ' '
(ieneral debate on the bill was not
eeucluded when the house adjourned.
Friday, February 15.
Washington, Feb. 15. An agree
ment to vote tomorrow on the confer
ence report on the immigration bill,
which includes the provision intended
to settle the California Jajwncse ques
tion, was reached in the senate today
us the result of an entire day of discus
sion upon that measure.
The principal f tinkers were Bacon
and Tillman in opposition to what they
regarded us an effort to prevent tho
South from getting a desirable class of
Tillman's remarks on the Japanese
question brought a warning from l.odge
that if they were continued he should
move that the discussion proceed be
hind closed doors. International re
ferences were not made afterward by
Wednesday, February 13.
Washington, Feb. Kl. Tho senate
today passed a bill giving tho govern
ment tho right to appeal to tho Su
preme court for a construction of the
constitutionuilty of any law involved in
a criminal suit. This measure has
Ihoii under consideration for several
days and Mas passed on'y after many
amendment had leon adopted at tho
suggest ion of senator ho have criti
cixod tho provision id the bill.
The district of Columbia appropria
tion bill, currying nearly $ 1 1 ,000,000,
was passed after an hour' oonsidt ra
tion. The bill establishing an agricultural
Umk in the Philippines w k taken up
for consideration, but dilticulty was on
countered boeauso the Philippine lailff
bill, whiih assid tho house at the last
session, una interposed a an amend
ment by McCreary, of Kentucky. No
Tho first night session was hold to.
tiigtii to ciiustiior private pension hills.
Washington, Ion. l.t. lleailway as
nuido tolay by the house in its eonsid
elation of tho naval appropriation bill,
ami more than half tho bill jiertccttsl.
A nuinlrr of points ixf order were made
anl Kiistaiued against minor iTovinioiis
in the bill.
The appropriation for a sttd tloating
drydiK'k to msi not excinslingg $1,400,
000 was struck out of the bill on a
jxiint of order, which was made by
Mr. Mann, of Illinois.
Floods r Nebraska
1?44- Hslles-Celiln ennal ftiOO.INtO:
rivers, Tortland to sea, $300,000; Co
lumbia between Celilo and mouth of
has been postponed
death of the wife of
Castro has causal the wholesale ar
rest of suspected enemies.
The British cabinet has announced
the first step towards Irish home rule.
Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, de
fends Smoot's right to a seat in the
The Massachusetts legislature has
petitioned congress to revise the pres
ent tariff laws.
The Thaw trial
on account of the
one of the jorois.
Trouble w ith employes has caused all
papers in Butte and J lnaconda to sus
pend nd in a statement the publishers
declare they will not issue another pa
per until the men give in.
Hermann's original Utters have l.een
admitted as evidence in his letter look
trial. Fostonernent has also been
granted to give further time for tlie de
fense to preiare for the admission of
Kuropatkin says he met defeat at the
hands of the Japanese because his gen
erals disobeyed orders. He makes a
ghastly contrast between Japanese valor
anil efficiency and Russian indifference
v.. . l...l. I .. 4 .1
Snake river, $120,000; Upper Colitra- " -im-i'i u
Wenatchee and Bridge- "" "
Ex-Governor Higgins, of New
A new Santo Domingo
been sent to the senate.
Roosevelt has a way to settle the
Japanese trouble and will call on, con
gress for help.
The British parliament is open. The
king's speech foreshadows war between
the two houses.
Jerome will attempt to send Thaw to
an insane asylum if he escapee convic
tion for killing Whito.
Fourteen persons were injured by a
freight train on the Northern Pacific
crashing into a passenger train near
The San Francisco unions which
struck against the street car comjiany
will win their point through an aibi
t ration board.
In twelve states Lincoln's birthday
is a legal holiday and February 12 was
appropriately remenibortd. The states
are: New York, Colorado, Connecti
cut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota,
Pennsylvania, Washington and Wyom
ing. Nicaragua is preparing to invade
port, $42,000; Upper Columbia and
Snake, $10,000; Coquille river, $60,
000; Coos river, $3,)0; dredge, Ore
gon and Washington coast harlors,
$100,000;- Tillamook bay, $10,000;
improvement of Upper Willamette,
$60,000; Clatskanie, $500; Cowlitz
and Lewis rivers, $50,000; Willapa
harbor, $25,000; Gray's liarbor, $600,
000; Gray's inner harbor, $177,000;
Gray's river, $2,500; Puget sound and
tributaries (dredging) $75,000; Lake
Washington canal, $10,000; Swino
mish slough, $75,000; Okanogan and
Pend d'Oreille, $20,000.
Washington. Feb. 15. The house,
after a highly interesting delmte, today
passed the naval appropriation bill,
which carries in round numU'rs $!,
000,000. Burton of Ohio made an un
successful effort to strike out the pro
vision for an additional battleship of I
the Dreadnaught type.
An amendment by Foes was adopted,
limiting to $800,000 each the cost of
two torjiedo boat destroyeis authorized
in the bill, exclusive of armament.
Another amendment, also by Fuss,
was adopted, providing that, of the
vessels authorized in
bill as well as in this
than one battleship anil one torj-etlo
lsat destroyer or two bredo Isiats
shall be built by one contracting party.
The postotnee appropriation bill was
Tuesday, February 12,
Washington, Feb.' 12. The senate
occupied the day in argument of tho
bill granting tho government the right
to take an aptval on points of law in
criminal oises. No action was taken
on the measure.
Tho District of Columbia appropria
tion bill, carrying $10,724,523, nn in
crease id $tiS7,2'.S over the amount as
juissed by the house, was taken up and
notice has )cen given that tho bill will
be put on its passage tomorrow.
Washington, Feb. 12. After the
jmssage of a number of bills under
unanimous consent the house tlay re
solved itself into committee of the
whole to consider tho naval appropria
tion bill. A number of rtsMmmeiidu
tions of the naval appropriations com
mittee were eliminated on p"inN of
order. The army appropriation bill,
the fortifications appropriations bill
and the omniubs lighthouse bill were
sent to conference.
The naval appropriation bill was con
sidered bv sections under the five-
i minute rule.
Uelleved I7S Lives Were Lost Many
of Them Froie.
Block Inland, U. I., Feb. 13. A ma
rine disaster with npMilling loss of life
and entailing suffering almost beyond
tho limit of human endurance came to
light (oday, when a life Ixmt of the Joy
lino steamer larchmonl, bound ftoin
Providence to New York, drifted into
Block Island harbor.
In the bout were several bodies of
men w ho had died from the effect of
long hour of eMinre to a death-dealing
tciupctaliirc. In tho boat also woio
11 men hose suffering was so intense
that t hey seemed oblivious to the fact
that death was in their midst and they
had eseaHH only by virtue of their
ability to u ithstaud tho rigor of xcro
weather in an open bout at sea.
Tho bout brought a talo of disaster
that has rarely been equaled 111 New
I'nglaud wnteis, and it is belies ed tlint,
when tho final outcome is known, it
will Ih found that tud less than K0
lives were lost . Following closely in
the wake of tho solitaiy llfi-Kmt eaiiie
Uhlies. lifeboat and rafts, cast on the
beach by the angry waves.
Owing to tho condition of tho sur
vivor it was iin'-sllile to gel from
t hem an st iniiite of tho loss of life.
From 150 to 175 persons went to their
death, mid at a late hour tonight it was
believed that tho latter figures aio
The cause of the accident has not
ls'on sat isfiictor i ly explained. It oc
curred just off Watch Hill alh. ut II
o'clock last night, when tho three
manted schooner Harry Knowltoti,
ltoiiud from South Amlsiy for Boston
with a cargo of coal, crushed into the
steamer's port amidships. Captain
McVev, of the Ijirchinoiit, declares t hat
the Know Hon suddenly swerved from
her course, lufTetl up into the w ind and
crashed into his vessel. Captain llalev
of the Know Hon asserts that the steam
er ilid riot give his vessel sufficient sea
ORDERS NEW VENIRE.
A revolt against
on in Persia.
tho government is
Two Dead, 1,000 Homeless.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Feb. 15. Not
withstanding the rumors in regard to
the loss of life as a result of a fire
which last night destroyed 90 cottages
and residences, three hotels, the Carr
memorial church and fully 200 barns
and outhouses, entailing a loss of $200,
000. so far as can le learned only two
persona lost their lives. They were
John Springer, a foreman in the Cotton
licit railroad yard, and a man named
Reed, w ho is said to have gone into a
burning building while intoxicated.
Nearly 1,000 people are homeless.
Finds Huge Spot on Sun.
Pittsburg, Feb. 15. Professor John
M. Brashear, of the Alleghany observa
tory, announces the discovery of one of
the greatest sunspots ever brought to
the attention of astronomers. He says
as a resut electrical disturbances will
be experienced throughout the country
tomorrow night. The spot can be
seen through smoked glass, but the sci
entist adds that it is one of the most
active of solar spots. Its approximate
length is said to be 150,000 miles and
30, t00 miles w ide, covering an area of
about 3,500,000 square miles.
Great Flood in Nebraska,
South Omaha, Feb. 15. The bodies
of iHin McCrone, a veterinary surgeon,
his wife and daughter, and Miss Bell,
who were drowned in the flood at Co
lumbus yesterday, have been recovered.
Tisiay all the livestock in the Union!
Pacific stock yards at Columbus was
destroyed. All trains are held up, tel
ephone and telegraph wires down.
Dynamite is being used in the Loup
river by the Union Pacific, which is do
ing its utmost to relieve the situation.
Monday. February II.
last vear's naval L Washington, Feb. 11. The senate
1 t i .1 . . :
year s, not more , ""y jweneu wie army appropriation
lull, carrying Si.iOti,ui)0. the amcinl
ment which s rmittel the government
to accept reduced rates on army sup
plies and permitted army ollicers and
enlisted men to accept reduced trans
portation and an amendment ini reusing
by 20 per cent the pay of officers and
enlisted men were defeated on points
Thnrsday, February 14.
Washington, Feb. 14. The naval)
appropriation bill occupied the entire' Washington, Feb. 1 1 . Bills relat
time of the house today, and it was al-, ing to the government of the District
most completed. The single remaining of Columbia were considered in the
section is that increasing the naval es- house today. The house in committee
of the whole favored a flat 4 -cent street
tablishment. It was allowed to go
over until tomorrow, when it is expect
ed an effort will be made to reduce the
number of battleships provided for in
the bill. Points of order were made
against many provisions of the bill, and
were generally sustained.
railway fare, together with a provision
for eight tickets for 25 cents in tho
District of Columbia, but in the house
the amendment was defeated. There
upon "no quorum" was made and the
house at 5:10 adjourned.
The Indian appropriation bill was
sent to conference.
Washington, Feb. 14. The senate
todav passed a bill providing for the
investigation of the water sources of the I Seattle Fair Bdl Mutt Wait.
United States. The investigation is to Washington, Feb. 12. Senator Piles
be made bv the director of the geologi- ' tudav attemnted to call ui Senator An
cal survey. Both underground and ' keny's bill appropriating $700,00(1 for
surface waters are to bo investigated. Lfovernment buildings and exhibits at
An amendment was adopted, which the Seattle exssition, but was unsnc
ermits co-operation !etween the states ois-ful. He has 1ioms of passing tho
and the Federal government in making bill through the senate later this week,
A solution of the Japanese problem
is threatened with complete failure
leeause of Senator Lodge's irritating
and bulldozing tactics. Republicans
are alarmed at the situation tonight
and apprehensive tluit the exclusion
but it is iimlcrstisMi m attempt will (
made to have it acted on by the house
before next w inter.
Washington, Feb. 16. The Navy de
partment was informed tslay by table
that the cruiser Chicago had arrived at
amendment added to the immigration ! Acaiutlu. Salvador, whither she had
bill will le opposed by a strong Demo- been sent from Magdalciia bay to hs k
emtio filibuster that cannot prove other after Amerimn interests during the i x
than successful at this late period of isting
the session. Democratic senators are , Honduras,
also considering the advisability of , within rea
Jury Panel in Adimi Cate Exhausted
Wallace, Idaho, Feb. 13. At the
(dose of tho second dav of the trial of
Steve Adams for the murder of Frel
Tyler, 34 talesmen bad bi-en examined
exhausting tho panel and tho court bail
ordered tho summoning of a new venire
Eleven juror remained In the jury Is
and the defense still retain the right
to four iM-remptory challenges and the
hen tho Court ordered a new vehire
Attorney E. F. Richardson, oounavL, for
the defense, made an ntlidavit that the
slier iff is bianco, and asked that a siwc
ial commission be npinted to sumniou
the venire. In hi affidavit it is alleg
d that Angus Sutherland, whose term
as sheriff expired lust mouth, was made
sheriff in 1 H'. during the lalsr troubles
bv tho Mine Owners' assis'iatloii, and
that as sheriff he cannot serve two con
i-cut ive terms. The present sheriff
William I'.ailev, was nominated wltl
the understanding that Sutherland
should still ! in complete control un
der the dirn'tion of the ciirisnitt ion
lei-t lie to the Western Federation of
Mineis. A nession was held last night
to decide the point.
BOUND FAST BY RED TAPE.
Down Timber Goes tJ Watte Because
Law Forbids Sale.
Washington, Feb. 13. Then
money going to waste In Klickitat
county owing to departmental mctlusts
ami red tars', a well as to the fact of
there ladng no law under which action
can Is' taken. Jjist spring a seven
storm passed through this country,
felling an immense mumiIht of trees,
practically all tho timlx-r in two town
sliiim lioitig dizimI. mis timts r is on
the ground, is rapidly bluing and un
less something is done bv which it din
bo utilized it sis hi will lie worthless for
lumber piirsises. There is a sale for
tins timber, but the lumber companies
are afraid to touch it, as the horn
steaders uisui whose land it is lying
have not in all cases commuted tin ir
claims and if they should abandon them
after selling the down timltcr, the
buyer might Ixi placed in a very em
Rebel at Food.
Wash., Feb. 13.
calling a conference on the amendment ! the department for a few days, ready to
other trumloiul of jmssongcrs arrived
hero todav. ma k hilt alsiut 600 stranded
friction lotween Nicaragua and I at this place. Conditions in the day
The vessel will lie kept . coaches are terrible. Tho rairoad i
h of cable connection with giving two meals a day, and tlie food
and making it a party measure.
meet any demands upon her.
Treaty for Prohibition in Africa.
Washington, Feb. 15. The senate
committee on foreign relations today
authorized a favorable report on a gen
eral treaty with the powers hsiking to any senator "could be excluded
Congress Leaders to Help.
Washington, Feb. 13. That the San
Francisco school question wi'l be set
tled is the general opinion in official
circels. Mayor Sohrnitz anil his asso
ciates received a message from tlie pres
ident saying he desired to confer with
them today at 2:45 o' .clock. Secretary
Resit liad a long conference with Speak
er Cannon ami while both declined to
talk, it is the general belief that the
Japanese school question was discuss
ed. It is admitted that communica
tions have been exchanged between the
Japanese ambassador and Root.
Berry Favors Excluding Smoot.
Washington, Feb. 12. Berry, of Ar
kansas, addressed the senate yesterday
in opposition to Smoot's retention of
his seat. Berry disclaimed any politi
cal or religious prejudice which might
contribute to his opixsition. He con
fined his argument primarily to a dis
cussion of the constitutional power of
the senate to expel Smoot, holding that
New Santo Domingo Treaty.
Washington, Feb. 13. The presi
dent today sent to the senate the new
treaty with the repiibplic of Santo Io
mingo relative to the revenues of that
country. It sets forth in the preamble
the fact that Santo Ikimingo has
entered upon an agreement with her
credibw which is made contingent ujon
the fact that this county shall collect
the money and it is then ageed that the
president of the United Stales shall ap
oint a representative of the govern
ment as receiver general to take charge
of all the funds collected.
the suppression or the liquor trame in
Africa by enforcing a prohibitive tariff.
majority vote of the members of that
is revolting. Passengers will not pat
ronize the dining cars unless allowed
to order their dinner in preference to
the meal handed them. The large ice
house at the depot wus wrecked bslny,
the roof caving in from the weight of
snow. A Jajiancso was buried in the
debris and sustained a broken arm.
He Sold Watered Stock.
Miuncafsilis, Feb. 13. President A.
B Stiekney, of tho Chinigo Great
Western railroad, admitted to tho legis
lative railroad invest igat ing committco
that lie sold watered stock ; that he sold
$3, fiOO.OOO worth of stocks and bonds
for $1,8110,000, and was cojng to put
more on the market. "I think rail
roads and owners oi n. il'ouds are en
titled to all tho interest and dividends
they can get. provided reasonable rates
Favors Leasing the Range.
Washington, Feb. 13 Without con
tinning its hearing upon the Burkett
amendment to the agicuitural apioprl-
atlon bill providing for the leasing of Demurrage Bill Passed,
the public grazing lands, tho senate j Pierre, K. I)., Feb. 13. The house
committee agreed to adopt the amend- today passed the reciprocal demurrage
merit. Several amendments to the Bur- bill. Tho bill to prohibit cororat ions
kett proposition were adopted however, to contribute to campaign funds was
designed to protect the interests of tho passed. Another bill approved by tho
homesteaders. The policy outlined, house prohibits "treating" in sahsins.
which is favored by the president, wus All these measures hnve passed the sen-1
jagood ursm by a bare majority. ate and now go to the govemoi . i
WATER NEXT SPRING
Minidoka Irrigation Work Is Now
GREAT DAM ALREADY COMPLETE
Desert to be Made Fertile Work Is
Now Well Advanced on Boise
Washington, Feb. III. Progress on
the Boise-Payette and Mlliidnku irriga
tion project in Idaho during the lUeal
year ended Juno 'HI, ItMUl, Is extensive
ly reviewed In I ho llfth annual rcsirt
of the Ueclamal ion service, now in the
hands d the public printer. It I evi
dent from tho rep. .it that many dilll
cnlt les have liceli eln oiilitenl on both
projoctrt, duo In the scarcity of labor
and tho high cost of materials, which
made it ilillicult to award contract on
a (avonible basis and made it difficult,
for conductor to fnllill their agree
ment. In spito of didavs, liowevi r,
the Minidoka projeet will l leudy for
water next spring and the Ud-e Puvettn
project will follow along u year later.
1- roni t ho report it is seen that tho
total e'lldlture on the Minidoka
project up to June :ill, liMut, n unted
to $!Hl,HiKi. The main Item aie$:'Mll,
:i.M' for the main canals, $:i:i.i,'j,':i (,,r
the Minidoka dam, spillway and diver
sion channel, and $I7'i,Ini f,,r the dis
tributing sstein. This project, umm
completion, will irrigate from I.'IO.imk)
to l.'iO.tHKI acre of land in Central
Snake river valley, and ultimately
from f.o,oooto 70,000 acres additional
will be added when I be seetctury of tho
interior nut horie the construction of
li pumping system on tho south side of
Tho Minidoka dam win Completed
last fall under contract bv Isites A Rog-
eis and has provuli a complete sucees.
very satisfactory progress ha lsei
made by ( irmaii ttc CrHik and bv Hub
bard Cailson, contractors .,n tin.
main canals, but piogivs bv Moriari Ii
c Porter, who hold u mrt of this samii
contract, has Ix eii very slow. I Inly
L'H (XT cent of the work under MoliareU
iV Porter's contract was completed
March I, HUM, but their Is.nd-iiien
then assumed charge, inereased tho
force and completed fo jx-r ivnt by the
close of the lls.nl year. The mnal will
l ready for distrlut ion of water tl.i
RAILROADS CRUEL TO CATTLE.
Government Will Prosecute for
lation of 28-Hour Law.
Washington, Feb. lit. Thedeirt
inelit of Justice is about to pnsved
against a iiuuiImt of railii ads r li.la-
latious of the law relating to the ship
ment of cuttle. This law provides that
catt le shiplH'd in Inter-tale eoinmerro
shall not ! coiiliuod in cats Ionizer
than I'M hours consecutively without
their lieing lililoadi-d f'T list ami
water, except that in case where a re
quest is previously made the time may
be extended to hours.
In many cases, it is allegiil, rattle
have been routined in cars without
rest, food or water for .ro hours, and in
some rases no hours. It 1 the purtoo
f t he government t insisil upon the
maximum penalty of $,'oo.
PLOT TO WRECK CRUISER.
Many Rivets Removed From Boilers
Vallejo, Cnl., Feb. D. It Im-cuiih.
known today that a secret iiujiiiiy i
Is-iiig held at the Mare Island navy
yard in connection Mith the condition
of the boilers of the cruiser Yorktown.
The Yorktown had !eoii ordered to
Magdalena buy to protect American in
terests in troubled Central America.
but just before starting it was found
that her boiler were leaking badly
and exuminiilii.il showed that 11 rivets
had Is-eii removed, apparently deliber
Had the Yorktown been allowed to
pns'eed, it Is stated that the Benning
ton horror Would have U-eli duplicated.
Cold Water Demonstration.
Washington, Feb. III. Temperiine
advis ntes, 1,000 st rong, man hod
through the national capital today in
support of tho bill introduced by Rep
rcseriativc Weber, of )hlo. to rid tho
District of Columbia of tlie liquor
trallic. Men, women ami children.
representing a score of total nbstinenco
organizations, formed tho procession.
which moved through the capital for
more than two hours, whilo Mr. Weber
and other prohibition advis-nti wero
speaking lieforo tho house committee on
tho District of Columbia.
Monuments to National Heroes.
Washington, Feb. Hi. Tho houso
committee on libraries decided today to
miiKo ravoriiDlo reports on bills to
erect monuments in Washington to
Benjamin F. Stephenson, founder of
tho Gland Army of the Republic, and
to Captain John Ericsson. The G. A.
R. will give the Stephenson statue to
in capitol, but an appropriation of
10,000 is carried to buy a sito and
root a pedestal. Tho bill carries $50.
0(H) for the Ericsson statuo.
Money for Bay City Fair.
Sacramento, Feb. HI. The senate
today jiassed the bill appropriating
$300,0(10 for an International exhibi
tion at San Francisco in 1013 in honor
of the 400th anniversary of the discov
ery of tho Pacific ocean by Balboa.