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COTTAGE GROVE OREGON
NEWS OF THE WEEK!
la a Condensed Term for Our
A Return of the Lett Important but
Not Lett Interesting- Events
of the Past Week.
Counsel for Thaw will row fight to
have him released on hail.
A peace conference has Iwn arranged
between Nicaragua and baivador.
New York Democrats will celebrate
Jefferson dav. but will not invite
The government is seeking a w ay to
nrevent Japanese beinit smuggled into
a - -
The pope has made important conces
aions to Catholics in America and to
Catholic members of secret societies.
A San Francisco police captain will
tell the grand jurv all about the system
of grafting in his department of the bay
Miners at Park Citv. Utah, have
gone on strike and others in nearby
mines are expected to follow. The men
want to enter and leave the shaft on
The Cape Arago lighthouse may be
blown up by dynamite on a schooner
which is pounding to pieces on the
rocks near. The vessel has 4,000
pounds of the deadly powder aboard.
The Union Pacific will make a tost
case of the Nebraska 2-cent rate law.
Butte is overrun with holdup men.
Three and four robberies occur a night.
A new combine is now under way
which will control the rubber trade of
The South American war is believed
to be over now that the Honduran pres
ident has surrendered.
Austria and Germany are to confer
regarding their attitude at the coming
Hague peace conference.
Three Los Angeles Home Telephone
men are afraid they will be Indicted by
the San Francisco grand jury.
Eleven Japanese "a re to be returned
home from Seattle for coming to this
country under contract.
Trains in California have all resumed
their regular service, as all trace of the
recent washouts have disappeared.
The Thaw jury has disagreed and
been discharged by the court. Anew
trial will commence in October. The
trial has cost the county and family
$300,000. An effort will be made to
let the defendant out on bail.
Chicago packing house men
A new ArJglo-Spanieh alliance
Morocco is endeavoring to end French
occupation of Oudja.
Dr. Thompson, M. P., will likely be
appointed governor of Klondike
President Bonilla, of Honduras, has
, surrendered to Nicaraguan troops.
Lord Cromer has presented Great
Britain with his resignation as ruler of
Senator Burrows says Roosevelt
would decline even if nominated for a
Topeka, Kan., has set aside a holiday
on which the people propose to dig up
all the dandelions of the city.
The San Francisco grand jury is al
most ready to turn in a bunch of in
dictments against millionaires.
The Kansas attorney general has
started proceedings against all brewery
companies and whiskey jobbers doing
business in the state.
The Carnegie institute at Pittsburg
has been dedicated. It is to be devoted
to fine arts and cost $6,000,000. Six
thousand tons of marble alone were
used in its construction.
The Ruef jury has not yet been com
April 9 five inches of snow fell in
Peary will make another start for the
pole in June.
A new labor dispute has broken out
at Goldfleld, Nevada.
Ten Denver men have been indicted
for selling mining stock in a worthless
Governor Glenn, of North Carolina,
declares Roosevelt to be the greatest
ruler in the world.
Governor Folk, of Millouri, has call
ed a special session of the legislature to
pass anti-gambling laws.
Six automobiles are being built in
different parts of the world to use in
attempts to reach the north pole.
The Canadian minister denies that a
tieaty is being negotiated by the Unit
ed StateB and Great Britain concerning
the boundaries between Canada and the
An army officer is to ride one of Dav
enport's Arab horses from Portland to
New York. If its staying qualities
t how up better than those of American
horses a change may be made in caval
Taft and Cummings are Rooevelt's
ticket for 1908.
REDUCE MARRIMAN POWERS.
Union Pacific Directors Believe He
Hat Too Great Control.
New York, April 12. Some of the
dim-ton of the Union Pacific railroad
favor a material reduction of the extra
ordinary powers conferred npon its
president, Edward It. Harrinian, which
make the company a one-man affair.
At present the executive committee
has all the powers ol the directors
when the latter arc not in cession, and
Mr. llarriman has all the powers of
the executive committee when that
body is not in session. In otlur words,
Mr. llarriman can do as he p tease, ex
cept for the few minute once a week
or once a month, when the committee
is in session.
lie has a power of attorney and could
sell the millions upon millions of the
securities of other road owned by the
Union Pacific at what price he pleased,
or he could hypothecate securities, Kir
row tens of millions upon them from
banks and engage in stock market op
erations on a colossal scale.
In the hope of appasing the Union
Pacific stockholders and eliminating
the public distrust in the securities of
the llarriman roads, it is proposed to
put some new blood in the executive
committee, reorganize the body and
adopt resolutions taking away from
Mr. llarriman some of the powers
which have provoked so much criti
cism. GIVE GOOD REPORT.
Congressmen Say Work on Canal It
Washington, April 12. Chairman
Tawney, of the house committee on ap
propriations and Representative Oleott,
who have recently returned from a visit
to the isthmus of Panama, today dis
cussed with the president conditions as
they found them. Mr. Tawney is favor
ably impressed with the progress being
made in the canal work, and tcld the
president he thought that at the pres
ent rate the waterway should be com
pleted in five years.
He said h regarded it as unfortunate
that the engineering world had been
representing to the people that an al
most impossible engineering problem
confronted it. The principal conditions
now to be met, he said, were those of
sufficient railroad capacity to take care
of the dirt excavated, and sanitation
with the view to keeping the place in
a good, healthful condition.
Mr. Tawney also discussed with the
president questions affecting congres
sional appropriations for canal work,
and it is likely some legislation bear
ing on the subject, will be recommend
ed to congress as the result of the visit
to the isthmus.
PREMIER DEFIED BY PUBLIC.
Questions Authority to Forbid
ering of Statistics.
St. Petersburg, April 12. Premier
Stolypin, in attempting to limit the
competence of the lower house of par
liament by forbidding its committees to
obtain statistics from the Zemstvos and
! avail themselves of outside expert ad
vice, has been defied by the public.
President Golovin bad written a curt
letter to the premier asking him on
what grounds and under what law he is
entitled to address such demands to the
Imperial parliament. The law, M.
Golopin says, contains a paragraph au
thorizing the lower house of parliament
to interpellate the government but no
where was there a reciprocal right on
the part of the ministers.
The actions of President Golcvin and
the budget committee were taken after
a long conference between the president
and leaders of all the parties in parua
ment except the extreme right, and
brines the issue squarely before the
The discussion of the budget in com
mittee is expected to last from lour to
six weeks. The estimates probably
will be accepted, with minor changes
by the house, when presented
Obey Colorado Laws.
Denver, April 12. Insurance Com
missioner Rittenhouee, who has been
in Indianapolis for several days confer
ring with the officials of the State Life
Insurance company, of Indiana, whose
license to do business in this state was
revoked recently, telegraphed State
Auditor Statler yesterday to issue a new
license to the company, which was
done. The company agreed to abandon
its plan of issuing stock to policyhold
ers, which was construed as a violation
of the state law, resulting in their per
mlt being cancelled.
Strika May Cause Flood.'
Chicago, April 12. Chicago and eub
urbs are exposed to the danger of flood'
ed basements and general damage by
water through a strike of drain pipe
liyers called yesterday. Practically all
the laborers employed in this work
walked out when their employers re
fused to concede an advance of 50 cents
a day in wages. About 800 are on
strike. The drain men have been re
ceiving $3.50 a day, while the "help
ers" have been getting $2.50.
Navy to Have Four Bases.
1 Shanghai, April 12. It is said the
organized navy of China is to have four
bases, one on Chang Chow island, ono
in the Miao Tao group, a third in the
Chusan archipelago and a fourth on
Hainan island. The scheme Involves
the outlay of 12,000,000 taels annunal
ly for the construction of new moderate
sized armored cruisers, a number of tor-
jpedo boats and a doeea submarines.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
MOSTLY SPRING GRAIN.
Dry Fall In Wasco Preventet Seeding
of Usual Acreage.
The Pallet" Fanners from the inter
ior of Wasco county say it is still too
early to predict with any degree of cr
tainty, what will be the prospect for
this year's crops. The season is alwnit
three weeks late, and the rain, which
has fallen to the depth of 1 .ft inches
since April 1, has greatly interfered
with plowing and seeding. From fann
ers in different parts of the county, it
is learned that there is more moisture
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oi years nasi. vm accou.u o. un- men
of moisture last year, a small proper
tion of the acreage was sown to fall
grain, probably not more than 25 per
ctnt. The grain that was sown, how
ever, came through the winter in
splendid shape, the heavy snowfall
iimaing a goou prmecuou. . r .. ,
the ground set lea enough to Ugin
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rapidity in order to make up for the
lateness of the season .
SALEM TO HAVE HORSE FAIR
Growing Demand Creates New Inter
est Among Stockmen.
Salem The horse shows held at
Stay ton and Woodburn recently were fo
successful and so great has the interest
in horses become throughout this coun
ty that Secretary Frank Welch, of the
state board of agriculture, has called a
meeting of horsemen to In1 held here to
prepare plans for an exhibition horse
fair to be held in this city soon.
On accoant of the market advance in
prices and the demand for fine horses, I
which are very scarce on account of
Eastern buyers having scoured the
county and taken out so many, apremi
um fund will be inaugurated and every
horseman and those interested in horses
will be asked to contribute something
to the fund. In this way prizes can be
At the meeting a soliciting commit
tee will bo named to undertake the
Rains Delay Seeding.
Pendleton As a result of the rainy
weather that lias prevailed all over this
section during the greater part of the
spring it has been difficult for farmers
to get spring work done as early as us
ual. Under ordinary conditions prac
tically all of the spring Beeding is done
by the middle of April, but much land
meant for spring grain this year is yet
unsown. To make the situation worse,
there is more than the usual amount of
spring grain to be sown this year, be
cause of the dry weather during the
early fall; and some of those who seed
ed in the late fall met disaster lecause
cold weather kept the wheat from germ
inating. Consequently the latter liave
to reseed now. However, the only re
seeding of consequence is in the north
western part of the county, where more
late sowing was done than on the reser
vation. Fruit Commissioners Named.
Salem At the meeting of the state
horticultural board the following ap
pointments were announced for the next
term of four years: Judd Geer, of
Cove, to succeed himself from the Fifth
district; C. A. Parks, of Salem, ap
pointed to succeed himself from the Sec
ond district. There are vet two candi
dates for the third appointment, which
has not been decided upon. They are
A. II. Sechler and R. II. Webber, of
The Dalles. It is thought possible
Webber will be reappointed.
Willamette Gets New Building.
Willamette university, Salem The
trustees of Willamette university have
secured a new building, valued at $10,
000 which is to be placed upon the
campus as goon as possible. The new
building will be either a new college of
music or a home for the college of law.
At present the law department has
headquarters down town and is not lo
cated on the campus. The building is
known as the old Gray residence and Is
now Eituated on State Street.
Newport Hotels Filling Up.
Newport Newport has begun to en
tertain her usual summer visitors.
Her hotels, boarding houses and cot
tages are well filled with visitors. The
open air nana concerts twice a ween,
masquerades, dancing parties, nowling
contests, roller skating, lawn tennis
and whist parties furnish ample oppor
tunity for amusement. The fishing and
hunting are good and the beach is liter
ally piled high with beautiful and
Work Must Be Done Over.
Albany Members of the State
Grange who have been circulating peti
tions asking for a referendum vote on
the University of Oregon appropriation
bill have worked in vain. It has been
discovered that an error was mude in
preparing the form for the petitions and i
which renders thorn worthless. Seve
ral hundred names have been signed
to these petitions and the work of seve
ral days has ccme to naught.
Cove Fruit Outlook.
Cove The prospect for a heavy
crop of fruit from this section of the
Grand Ronde were never brighter at
this time of year, and the outlook for
easy and rapid shipment was never he-
fore so good, even In the minds or the
doubters, as the Central Railway com
pany assures shippers it will be, ready
to lift the strawberry crop in June.
BUY SACKS DIRECT.
Inland Association Cuts Out Middle
men's Profit on Big Order,
J Pendleton C. A. Barrett, president
of the Inland Wheat growers' associa
tion, announced a tew days ago that ho
had just purchased fur the association
"50,000 tacks from Koshland Bros., of
San Francisco, and 75,000 from a Port
land thru. The exact price paid was
not given out, hut under the contract
which the association has with the
farmers, the sacks are not to cost more
..man cents ueiiveieu in carioaa
t( to tw tHff0ret stations in this and
The present quotations from the lo
cal gralnbnvers who have heretofore
j supplied the local market is 10 lv
cents. About two and a half million
sacks are used in this county annually
more than one million oi which have
, pim.mllw, ,,y u, KJi,K-l ..n
I f , , felons for mo,o
ore i-oiii nvr in i n v
This is the first attempt the grain
growers have made to cut out the
profits of the middlemen, and so far it
s.hmiih to have been successful.
Governor Names E. L. Smith.
Salenr Governor Chamberlain has
appointed K. L. Smith, of Hood River,
to act as Oregon's official representative
in owning the Ja'iiestown expoMition
Upon his shoulders will devolve the
important duty of U'ing present at the
'Inaugural ceremonies of the (air, and
he will present on brha If of the state
the governor's formal announcement of
I the state's representation, if he does
'not attend himself, and Mr. Smith
will also he the state's official guide
through the depart ment of exhibits
and will take care of the correspond
ence from Oregon rx-oplc and see that
they are properly treated while there
Log Drive on Mary's River.
Corvallis A log drive containing 1,
250,000 feet of lumter, has pist been
successfully driven down .Marv s river
from Summit, for the Corvallis Saw
mill company, and is held at the mouth
of the river in this city. A crew of 12
men accompanied the drive and they
were about five weeks on the trip. The
river where the logs are now held is
completely blockaded for a distance of
about a mile upstream and presents i
Incorporate Fruit Farm.
Eugene A stock comjiany ciipltnliz
ed at $"0,000 has lcen formed in Eu
gene for t tie purtiose of grow ing fruits,
owning lands, buildings and oj)crating
canneries. The memlH-rs of tho com
pany are W. G. Allen of tho Allen
Canning A Packing company, P. E.
Snodgrass, cashier of tho Eugene First
National bank, and F. I.. Chambers of
tho Chambers-Bristow Banking com
Beautifying Fair Grounds.
Salem Secretary Welch, of the State
Agricultural Imnrd, has announced his
intention to beautify the fair grounds
this year with Mowers in a manner that
has never been equaled in the 47 years
that state fairs have been held here.
He has conferred with the other mem
bers of the board and they have prac
tically given him carte blanche in tho
Wheat Club 73(74c; bluestem,
7577c; valley, 70C71c; red, 71fe72c
Oats No. 1 white, $20.50; gray
Rye $1. 451.50.
Barley Feed, $22.60 per ton; brew
ing, $23; rolled, $23.5024.60.
Corn Whole, $25; cracked, $20 per
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $15
16 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
$17fS)I8; clover, $9; cheat, $9; grain
Apples Common, 75c(;j$1.25 per
box; choice, $1.602.
Vegetables Turnips, $1(W)1.25 per
sack; carrots, $11.25 per sack; beets,
$ 1. 25 1.60 per sack; horseradish, 70
8e per pound; cauliflower, 1 1 per
dozen; celery, $4 per crate; lettuce,
head, 3545c per dozen; sprouts, 9c;
radishes, 25c per dozen; asparagus, 13
15c per pound; rhubarb, 6c per
Onions Oregon, $3.
J Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, fancy,
$1.4001.(15; extra fancy, $1.76; No. 1
Butter Fancy creamery, 32c
Butter Fat First grade cream, 33c
per pound ; second grace cream, 2c less
Poultry Average old hens, 1501flc
per pound; mixed chickens, 14(315c;
spring fryers and broilers, 2O022c;
old roosters, 10012c; dressed chickens,
l(i17c; turkeys, live, 13015c; tur
keys, dressed, choice, 18)02Oe; geese,
live, 8c; ducks, Hi018
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1 9020c, per
Veal Dressed, 508c per pound.
Beef Dressed bulls, 33)c pel
pound; cows, 600c; country steers, 0
Mutton Dressed, fancy, lO01Oc
per pound; ordinary, 809c j spring
lambs, with pelt, 1213c.
Pork Dressed, (109c per pound.
Hcpe 8llc per pound, according
Wool Eastern Oregon average Ixist,
1318c por pound, according to shrink
age; valley, 20022, according to fine
ness; mohair, choice, zhzuc per
Testimony While on the Stand Makes
a Poor Showing.
Washington, April 10. Ping. r Her
mann literally went to pieces yesterday
afternoon when subjected to cross ex
aniiuatloii by District Attorney linker.
Where previously ho had been calm and
suave, though sometimes evasive, he
frequently exhibited temper, when
pressed with embarrassing questions,
and rceatcdly avoided giving direct
answers to questions put to him by the
prosecuting officer. When pinned
down ho made several reluctant iidiuis
sions that lethvted anything but credit
upon him. At other t lines, though
confronted with documentary evidence
showing what the distilct attorney
ktyltd violations of tho law umiii his
part, Hermann repeatedly .Uuied nil
guilt and undertook to explain away
transaction which involved him In va
rious land deals. The most pitiable
feature of Hermann s explanations was
that they did I ot explain.
Altogether lleliiiiiiiu showed up in
an extremely had light. Unless he im
proves when the bulk of the ciosa ex
animation is condu.-t.sl, it Is evident
he will have .lone his cause more in
jury than good by going iiikhi the
Hermann was asked if he had recom
mended May' appointment an district
attorney, lie had tux recollection of
taking such action. When the ilocu
ment wits produced show ing a joint re
commendation of Mays, signed by
Mitchell, Uilph and Hermann, the
witness vividly recalled the crlcum
stances. MAKE HARRIMAN ANSWER.
Commerce Commission Will Ask for
Order From Court.
Washington, April 10. According to
a decinoti reached by the Iriteistnt.
Commerce commission today, E. 11.
Hummau will tie made to appear in
the I'nited States Circuit court in New
York in answer to proceeding to com
k- 1 him to answer certain questions
which he refused to answer when he
was on the stand at the recent hearing
by the commission in New York. The
action will lie brought as soon as Messrs
Kellogg ii nd Severance, special counsel,
can prepare the case for court.
The hearing at which Mr. llarriman
appeared was in connection with certain
transactions of the Union Pacific. On
advice of counsel he refused to answer
tho quest ions put to him. It was
brought out In the testimony that the
Union Pacific owned a lurge amount of
Southern Pacific st-k. Mr. Harrlrnau
was asked whether any and, if so, how
much of that Stock belonged to him
self, when ho Uiught it and what price
he Juiid for it, but he declined to an
A rut her question which he refused to
answer and that on w hich the commis
sion desires light wus whether or not
any of the directors of the Union Pa
cific were inteiesUd in the sale of cer
tain shares of stock of the New York
Central railroad at the time they were
sold to the Union Pacific.
DAY SPENT IN CONFERENCE.
Nicaragua Makes Counter Proposi
tion to Salvador and Guatemala.
Washington, April 10. A day of
conference betwe.n the Central Ameri
can representatives here in their effort
to rtaeh a buns for s-uce had no
marked results. Having deciphered
the cable rcHtxniHe from his own gov
ernment to the propositions submitted
to him yesterday by the representatives
of Salvador and Guatemala, Seiior
Corea, the Nicaraguan minister, eulUd
today upon Senor Creel, the Mexican
ambassador, who had taken the part of
mediator, and acquainted him with
President Zeluya's answer. This made
necessary further conference, which fact
was taken as an indication that the
Nicaraguan response was in tho nature
of a counter proposition.
Messrs. Corea and Creel then re
paired to the State department to con
fer with Secretary Root and Assistant
Secretary Bacon. This conference also
advanced matters only so far as to pavo
tho way for another conference, which
was held late in the afternoon between
Messrs. Creel and Corea and Herranto
and Mejia, the latter two representing
Guatemala and Salvador, respectively.
Standard's Rival Indicted.
Topeka, Kan., April 10. II. II.
Tucker, Jr., secretary of the Uncle Sam
Oil company, with headquarters in
Kansas City, was indicted by the fed
eral grand jury this morning on the
charge of using the mails to defraud.
His arrest at Kansas City, Kan., fol
lowed a writ of capias having been
issued. The penalty on conviction
may bo either a fine of $5,000 or im
prisonment for five years. In Febru
ary, 1900, Mr. lucker organized tho
Undo Sam Oil ct Refinery company
and incorporated under the Arizona law.
Effect of Nine Hour Law on Roads.
Council Bluffs, la., April 10. In
preparation for tho H-hour law, the
Chicago A Northwestern railroad is
losing scores of its smaller offices
throughout Iowa. Twenty ollices umh
the Galena division have been discon
tinued within a week, and many others
will bo ol si'd this spring. Tho rail-
roads aro unablo to secure telegraph
operators sufficient to man the offices,
now that this class of men can only
work nine hours.
Texas to Close Bucket Shops.
Austin, Tex. April 10. Both
(ranches of the Texas legislature today
pasted a hill prohibiting the operation
of bucketshons. cotton exchanges or tnv
J dealings In futures la Texas,
FOR OREGON CLAIMS
Commissioner Dalllngcr to Rush
Action on Land Patents.
GREAT WRONG HAS BEEN DONE
Assures Senator Dourne That No
More Claims Will Be.Held Up
on Mere Suspicion.
Washington, April 13. Land Cm
liiiHsiotier'Hiillinger today nssured Seli
ntor Bourne of his Intention of "lalslng
the lid" in Oregon, meaning that he
intended to take up and pass all valid
public land entries that have long I nth
under NiisiH iiHion in that state.
A great many entries were hi Id up
by the old administration on mere sus
picion that there wmm r-oinel hing crook
ed about them. There was no actual
evidence tf wrongdoing or wrong In
tent on the art of these cut lyinen.
Mr. Ilalllnger will pass to patent every
Oregon entry which, uhi examination,
appears to be made in good faith, ami
those entries that are irregular or show
evidence of fraud w ill U examined a
prompt ly asBpossible and appropriate
action t tken.
Mr. Bitllinger agrees with Mr.
Bourne that Oregon has suffered un
justly'ln late years, and he Is willing
to do everything In his siwer to pia.o
tho state on the same footing w iih till
others. He has hopes of dixdhg of
all (tending entries during the coming
summer, and it is his cxectat ion that
a great many will juiss to patent in
the near future.
The cominisclouer I rapidly putting
the land olli.-e on a sound business Wi
sis, he himnelf woiking until midnight
every night at reorganization. He is
dctcimihcd to make the land nllice a
thorough business institution and bring
its woi k up to date.
DOLLAR SAVES A LIFE.
America Urged to Give $3,000,000
for Chinese Sufferers.
Shanghai, China. April l.'l. Tele
grams received here from l!d xiliits in
the famine district reported that the
conditions i.re growing wor-e.
The Chinese government and jienple,.
up to date, have contributed more than
four million dollars for famine relief,
and the sums m-cived from all loreign
sources total half a million dollars,
including the supplies on their way
The relief committee here is prompt
ly sending supplies to the front, hut
the (mills ure not yet In its Hi-sessioii.
Measures adopted up to date are Inade
quate. Ten million -ihoiis are suffer
ing from lack of food and facing starva
tion. A dollar, the relief committee re-,
ports, will snve one life until the har
vest, June l!r, and $1)1,(10(1,0(10 i need
ed. The whole amount cannot U
raised in China. The situation is des
perate, and Americans are urged to
give $.1,000. 000 in the next three
weeks, not for ( 'hrlsl inn, hut fur hu
manitarian works. It is Migttcstcd that,
it would he best to cable money to the
cone u I here, James I. inn Bodgers, in
Mipplicscau be pun based in Shanghai.
SANTA FE MUST STAND TRIAL.
Judge. Welborn Declines to Quash In
dictments for Rebating.
Iis Angeles, April 13. In a lengthy
verbal -opinion, Judge Olln Welborn,
in tho United States Ihstrict court, de
clined to piash the Indictments against
the Santa Fe Kailrnad company for al
leged rebating, and the company must
stand trial iirxin Mi separate counts.
Judge Wellxirn's opinion reaffirmed
the doctrine set forth In the American
Tobacco comjiany case, that a cot ra
tion Is not a person, as defined in tho
fourth and fifth amendments to the
constitution of tho United States, and
may lie compelled to give testlony tend
ing to incriminate itsell.
Judge Welborn gave the defendant
riermixslnn to file a demurrer, if Ihey
deslre to do so, by April 22.
Buy Off Canadian Sealers.
Ottawa, Out., April 13. Sir Mac
kenzie Pxiwell, in the senate today,
read a cable dispatch from Gieat Biit-
ain saying that an agreement had becu
reached between the United States,
Great Britain arid Canada, whereby
Canada agreed to give up deep sea seal
ing rights for a monetary consideration.
Mr. Scott said in reply that, us far n
the Canadian government knew, noth
ing had been done toward abrogating
tho agreement made two or three years
ago as to the seal fishers.
Woman Was Go-Between.
St. Petersburg, April 13. Senator
Kimpit today took tho tesllmcnyof sev
eral notorious women connected with
the grain contract scandals. It was es
tablished that a woman had acted as u
go-bi twecn from M. Gurkn, the iistdst
ant niinlHter of the interior, and M.
Lidval. Sensational developments aro
expected at the senate session of April
27, when tl in case of Baron Federicks,
govemoi of Nini Novgorod, implicated
in tho r'caudals, will bo heard.
Smuggled Japanese Caught.
1 El Paso, April 13. Inspector Shu
macker, In charge of tho Immigration
olllco here, received a telegram today
telling of tho capture of eight smuggled
Japanese. Five were caught at Fort
Worth, ono at Pecos ad two at Albu
ipiorue. They had o -ped across tho
f rk-r tm ud west ue station.