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WRECK' ON O.R.&N.
Sinking rill Near Cayusc Casts
Train Into Ditch.
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CARS BREAK LIKE EGG SHELLS
Four Persons Killed, Four Seriously
Injured and Mora Than 8core
Ii'IhIIkIoii, April 11. rour persons
were liiMiiinlly killed, four seriously in
jurcd Mini inure I him it wont of othoi
cut, I ) r 1 1 i kc I mill badly shaken tip in the
woral Hprk In the liiHlnry n( 1 1 1 O. K.
A N., which vurri''l yoatcrdiiy morn
ing uh'Hit :i:IIO o'clock near Cayuac sta
I inn, ii I x jut 1 r inlli'H euat of this city,
jllHt lit the (exit (if till! IlltlO tlKllllllllillH.
'Mm tiiouater engine tumil it com j !-t
KniiuTKiiult in tlit- nlr, mill, now, cum
pletily wrecked, in standing on end in
llin I 'mill 1 1 lit river. 'Mm until cm, two
I n k'k'i'w i'iiih iiml it cmoki r are piled in
n heap, tlic former being aiuiiifhcd Into
No itiaacigcr roaches with tlm ex
cept! m of tin' ainokel left the track,
t hough puaaengcts with 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 L from
t heir acuta and la-rt ha, many of tlielll
rvciving acverc cuta and bruises. Tho
rinokcr was left atnndiiig neiirly on end
iiihI tin la-iMipitntM were thrown in a
heap to tint front end of the ear, which
waa cniHlieil in like itn egg shell. Why
iintny of them were not instantly killed
nnl nil m rioualy mang'i'd citnnot bo
'xplalnid by (he trainmen.
the train was paaM-ngor No. h, in
charge of Cofiducbir Coykendall, foul
lours lute and moving Ht a slow apcixl,
which ueounta for the Kiiuill iiiuuU-r of
pIlMaengers Injured. The wreck WIIH
vutiaed by n till acpws till gulch giving
wiiy under the weight of the engine.
COMING IN DROVES.
Thouiands of Homeaeekers Flocking
I'ortliind, April II. After making 11
4 lireful rat I mute of the colonial biinlncaa
coining West, A. I). Charlton, uaaiatant
general pioscligcr agent for the Ninth
cm Pur i lie, who I in juxt returned from
the Kind, catiinatea thut between 5,1100
mid 7, Kill) honicHcc kern are leaving the
I'.aatrrn gateway daily and that thin
t ii'ineiiiloiiH nioeinetit will continue
during t he Heitfol).
Mr. Charlton mid particular atten
tion to the colonist movement while
away, lie raTaonally visited tho de
bits, where crowd of went laiund
liomcscrkcrs are ticking to the traliiH
and crowding the coiicheH. Many, not
finding went, are even w illing to atand,
no eager are they to get to the now
The Northern Pacific, according to
Mr. Charlton, I hauling between 2,500
and :!,KH) colonial out of St. I 'a ill,
Minneapolis and Puluth every day.
The ( ireut Northern and 'Soo" lineM,
of con ran, taken it great iniiny more.
'Taking the Hon! hern gateway into con
sideration, Mr. Chailtcn la-licves that
the total niiinU r leaving for the Wei-t
with the avowed intention of making
(heir Iioiiich here will run cloao to 7.1K.K)
every day of the tiOduy siaai.n.
JUDGE BOISE DEAD.
One of Oregon's Ablest Jurists and
Pioneer of Coast.
Salem, Apiil 11. Judge Reulicn
Put rick lloiae, one of the catlleHt pion--fcra,
ablest juriata, founders of tho
fundamental Imwh, and moulder? of the
destiny of the Mate of Oregon, j tinned
II way at hi old home in thin city
shortly after 2 o'oliak yenterday after
noon, llin malady wan a combination
of utomMch and kidney trouble. Ho
liad reached the advanced agu if H7
years, 1) motitliH and 22 days.
Then' wan perhaps no better known
mid piomincnt man in the public mini
of the state of Oregon or the Pacific
Northwest than Judge Boise, lie wus
one of the three who framed the tirrt
-odo of lawH of the Oregon territory;
one of tho lew furvivlng momberM of
Iht count it ut ionitl convention of tho
Try to Kill Grand Duke.
St. IVtcrHburg, April 11. It wiw an
iionnced today that ttni tlier attempt on
tho life of tirand Puko Nichiilan Nicho
lalcvitch had been fniHtratcd. Tho
yrand duke wuh returning from Thut-wkiKi-Holo
by train at 2 o'clock thin
Hioralng. When tho train wiih l.'l niilea
from St. Petersburg it waa brought 1q a
tudden stop by a fimilado of ahota from
tho track aide. The aentry aald ho had
ween four men hiding liohlnd an em
bankment. Tho men Hiiccccdcd in get
ting uway, though several ahotu were
11 red at them.
Will Pay Honor to Heney.
Sun Frunciaco, April 11. Francis J.
Honey will deliver an uddreas to tho
students of tho Unlvf raity of California
t Herkeley tomorrow. It 1 etatcd
that Mr. Honej ia to bo given an hon
orary degroo by tho unlveralty author-itiei-
in recognition of his work for civic
inform. Mr. Money wus a student of
tho unlveralty 20 years ago and was ex
jielli d as tho result of u tight w ith the
editor of tho collego paper, with whom
he laid trouble.
Drouth Kills Cuban Cattla.
Havana,' April 11. Tho rural Ruards
report tho deuth of hundreds of cattle
throughout tho ialund as a result of
the continued drouth. Cuba has not
had a good ram since the October cy-1
clone and tho crops are Buffering.
NEW STATE IMPROBABLE.
8pokan Plan Regarded With Amused
Toleration by Conservatives.
Portland, April I). Though they re
cogul.ii that there bus long Iat4x in
coi lain mi'l loim of tho .Inland Kmpiro
liilent dirHiit lafuct ion with fxlntlng
Htnlii boundiiriet, coriHerval Ivi citir.cna
of Oregon, Waahingtoii and Idaho am
Inclined to regard with ainUHcd tolera
tion Mm hpoklllin project to create a
new Ktiitu through the aeceHalon of tho
ilii-grunl led conimiinlt leu from their
parent common wea ;lh.
Kvcri in Kaatcrn WitHhingtou, where
moat of the Hiiiilat ion of Ppokaiie'M
new t'tate ol Lincoln would la centrel,
the aeiitiuii'lit in favor of tho creation
of it new commonwealth la by no mean
u mi ri i muiiH . Many conaervat i vo cit I
zciih arc f the belief thut tho time, ia
not yet ripe for actual HeiKinttion, and
even among thoae who Indorao tho Si
kane Mcherue, It ia ncognled that there
would be ai-rioiiM probleuiN to fiU'o were
tlm prcaent atateii loaay: "Jlleaa you,
children, go in iieiice. '
In largo meitatire, tho difTercnceH that
have brought about the dealro for Mcp
aration are polit leu I, and itcannotlio
nv rliNikml that other jxilitlcul jealoua
leit wiiiii'I aiiring up to till tin new
atate of Lincoln with dincord and heart
burniuga. Already two Inland Km
pire citii-M, If riot more are looking with
green oyea upon Siiokano's aaiiiinpt ion
that i-he la to be the capital of the
new Ntato. The politicians of tho dia
aatialled communitica who uro now in
owcr can l-e depended upon to opjaiao
from the word go any inoe that would
impair their inlluenco and drag them
away fn in tho public crib where they
are now fiH'ding.
GENERAL BARILLAS SLAIN.
Mijr,hj Have Been President
City of Mexico, April ft. Manuel
IlarrilhiM, ex-President of OuaU'inula,
wits aHHiiXHinated hero Saturday evening
a a ho nat in u alreetcar. Ah tho car
atopped u young man 17 vears of age
climlxil alxard and ruahed ui to tho
general and atitbla'd him twice, tho
lirid blow aevering tho jugular vein,
the aecond cutting hia face. The gen-
ral died inatntitlv. The axaaaain win
captured, llo gave hia name aa Joae
Latniila, and Inn home aa Ocoa, (iuutc-
lx-Preaideiit Itarrillaa waa generally
conaldered aa atrongly aKHociated to the
prenent government of (iuatemala. llo
waa Ii2 yearn of age and was a strong
jKMMitnlity lor tlm next preailency ot
the country. MciuUts of tho Ouate
ii ut lit colony here think Fatrudu was a
ia Id uMaaaain.
HOW TO CURB THE TRUSTS.
National Civic Federation Plans
Convention In Chicago.
New York, April II. Tho executive
council of tho National Civic Federa
tion hua deoidid on Chicago as tho
place and May I'M, 29, 30 and 31 as tho
ckitcH lor holding the naticnul confer
ence on combinations and truais, which
recently was announced by that organ
ization, liepreaentativo men from the
varioua walks of life have eigned the
invitations asking the apaiintnieiit of
delegates by governors and presidents
of the imMirtunt commercial, manu
facturing, agricultural, lalor, conomic,
lailitical and law asaociations. The
purjaiHo of t he conference ia to consid
er the trui-1 and combination problems,
esa'ially the iuestion of what amend
ments, if any, ahould bo made to to the
Sherman anti-trust uct.
AI-ASKANS WELL PLEASED.
Governor Hogatt Is Not in Favor
Seattle, Waah., April 9. W. B.
Hogatt, governor of Alaaka, reuclied
Seattle tonight from Waahington.
"Wo got almost everything wo uaked
of tho last acasion of congrtsa," lie
hu il. "The people of Alaska are well
satisfied with Undo Sam's treatment
of them. This cry for a territorial
form of government cornea from polit
ical discontents. To have this change
in rule would mean an increase in tax
ation of 25 cents per capita for tho
small population. Together with the
fact that tho country is only jwrtly de
veloped this burden is not yet warrant
ed. We can very well afford to go
along us we are despite tho howl of pol
iticians." Protection to Immigrants.
Borne April t). FranceKCo P. Materi,
member of the chamber of deputies,
has made public a letter in which lie
urge? the government to extend its pro
bvtion to Italian immigrants, not only
on board steamers croaaing the ix-ean,
but even after they have dinemlxtrked
in the United Stutos. I lo expresses the
belief that emigrants to America are
exploited and used for work in unheal
thy sections of thecountry. Tho writer
points out that in 100(1800,000 Italians
emigrated, of whom 600,000 went lo
the United States.
Japan's New Policy With America
San Francheo, April H. The Call
says today that Consul Uyeno, who rep
resents Japan in this city, has been
called homo by Foreign Minister Hay
ami to anslst in framing a new policy
foi tho future relations of tho empire
with tho UniUd SUiteH. It is said that
Consul Uyeno will sail for Japan on
Wednesday, on tho liner Hongkong.
While he Is away, his post will bo
filled by MutHsubura, assistant con
sul. Mormons Aid the Chinesa. '
Bait J Hke, April 0. Twenty tons of
flour were voted for the relief of the
Chinese famine sufferers at tho 78th
Mormon conference today. The flour
will be taken from the tithing stores,
NEWS FROM THE
JAPANtSt MUjT i I AY UUI,
Washington, April (I. Kocretary
Ktraua, of the depart uient of Commerce
and Labor, today denied lidmiKslou to
t hia count ry to five .lafiiineae immi
grant m. These lire the firat Japnneae
excluaion cuch w hich have reached the
secretary iince tho promulgation of the
executive order carrying into effect tlx'
new immicrat ion law.
Secretary Straua' action was based
iion an appeal taken by tin .hipiirice
from a "leciaion of t ho inspector at Fl
Pii"o, Tex., denying them the light lo
enter on paasjairts from Mexico. Tin
appeals first reached Commissioner of
Immigiation Sargent. They were re
ferred by him to tho aecretury, with the
recommendation that they.be diamissed
on the ground that no oth"r course was
permissible under the preaident.'a order
carrying into effit t the itgiccmcnt of
laat winter relative to the exclusion of
Land Officers Named.
Waahington. Apiil 12. On recom
mendation of Senator iSonrne, concurred
In by Senator Hilton, the president to
day appointed ChaileS W. Moore, of
(iraaa Valley, us register of The Ilallea
land oflice to succeed M. T. Nolan, re
moved, and named Imis H. Arneaon,
of Ibaal Kiver, us receiver of that oflice
to succeed Mis Anne M. Itng, whoae
term expired M,ttch .'I. Both acnutorH
h:tve given coriHiderahlo time to the se
lect ion of new ollieern for The Dal It e
land ofliire, it being their deaire not on
ly to obtain men thoroughly ipialified,
but men ligainat whom no charges can
properly lie made. Muny candidates
appcurcd In the field, some of them
atrongly iudoised politically.
Gives Island to Republic.
Washington, April 10. That the
Iale of I'inet is not American territory
wai officially and judicially decided to
day by tho Supreme court of the United
States. Tho decision was rendered in
the cane of Edward J. Peurcy vs. Neva-
la M. Strunahan, collector of the port
of New York, and tha opinion of the
I'oiirt was announced by Chief Juatice
i-uller, who Slid that up to the Paris
treaty tho Ialo of Pinea has boon consid
ered as an integral part of Cuba, and
that it could not be held to be covered
by article II of that traty, which in
eluded only islands in the vicinity of
Porto H ico.
Sober, Sane Proposals.
Washington, April 11. "I find the
president and I are alisolutf ly in accord
as to the importance of confining the
efforts of the projiagan hi to sober, sane
and practical proposals which can be
carried out." These were tho wordt
used bv W. T. Stead, of Imdon, who
lias come to America to attend the peace
conference in New York, after an hour's
talk with the president at the White
Mouse this afternoon, in which the
coming peace conference at The Hague
waa a prominent feature. Mr. Stead
was accompanied by Dr. Albert Shaw.
Hear Williamson Case in Fall.
Washington, April 10. The appeal
of Bepresentative Williamson will be
argued in the United States Supremo
court Otober 21, early in tho full term.
Owing to the crowded condition of the
docket, tho court was unable to fix a
date for argument this term, only a
little more than a month remaining.
It is probable that, had the argument
Is'en set for the present term, division
would have been deferred until fall at
Prob for Graft at Panama.
Washington, April 9. The president
has taken up the complaints affecitng
tho commiasary departmenton the Isth
mus of Panama thut have come to him
as the result of recent visits of mem
bers of congress to that place. He has
assured his callers that the allegations
affecting gruft In that department and
other complaints chull bo looked into
Boundary Treaty is Made.
Washington, April 10. It was offi
cially udmitted today that a treaty has
been drafted with (neat Britain provid
ing for tho appointment of a joint com
mission which will contidcr all ques
tions connected with the water bound
aries between Canada and the United
States, Including the whole subject of
fisheries regulations for the great lakes
and tho Atlantic and Pacific seaboards.
Postpones Hearing on New Kates
Salem In order to attend tho Spo
kane caso which is to come before the
Interstate Commerce commission, and
in order to give tho O. R. & X. officials
an opportunity to be heard, the state
commission has postponed the hearing
of the complaint against the $5 rate on
rough lumber to San Francisco from
Tuesday, April 10, toTuesday, April 23. J
Gives Ohio Negro an Office
Washington, April 12. Tho piesl-;
dent appointed Kaipn w. lylcr, a ne
gro, of Columbus, O., to be auditor of
tho treasury of the Navy department.
Tyler is tho man who it was announced
bad been considered by the president for
a F'ederal position in Ohio, particularly
that of surveyor of customs at Cincin
nati. President Refuses Interview.
Washington, April 11. The presi
dent has declined to grunt an Interview
wiin Mrs. Ida von Clauaacn, who has
complained to the State department
thut Charles H. Graves, United States
minister to Sweden, refuted to present
j her to King Oncar, when the king want
led to meet her.
HANGE IN WfcNAHA. rUHtafs.
Division to be Made Between Ca'tle
Washington, April 10. The recent
addition to the Wenaha national forests
in Oregon include some of the lat cur
ly al'ick range in the state, and there, ia
considerable; anxiety among stockmen
in regard to the range divisions which
will he made there. A meeting baa
Ikcii called at Walla Walla for the
piirpiise of hearing the claims of those
who have had this range, and an effort
will ho rriHde to divide it fairly and in
a way which will best protect the in
terest of settlers and ranch owners liv
ing in its vicinity.
It will be the jadicy in all such cases
to give the owners of cattle and. sheep
respectively the use of that portion of
the range best adapted to their Mock
and to which they apoar best entitled
from prior use and the ligation of their
ranches. After the division Iihs la-en
made, each will la; protected in the use
of the allotted range.
OLD SOLDIERS NOT TOO OLD.
President Says They Must Not Be
Dismissed From Servico.
Washington, April 13. B. B.
Brown, commander-in-chief of the
Orand Army of the Bepublic, Corporal
Tanner, jwst commander-in-chief, and
various officials of the local organisa
tion, called on the president today ia
reference to the alleged dismissal from
the government departments of rnanv
veterans of the Civil war, and of their
widows, for no other cause than old
Some time ago the president took up
this quection at a cabinet meeting,
and gave instructions that discrimina
tions against the veteranc or their wid
ows should cea.se. During the call to
day of Commander Brown and his
friends, the president informed them
of the intriictions lie had given, and
assured them that tho old soldiers
should be cared for.
Have Observed Rules of War.
Washington, April 11. Senor Fcha-
saretta, the Nicaraguan comm. at New
Orleans, advises the Nicaraguan lega
tion in this city that, according to a
communication from General Juan Es
trada, the general commanding the Ni
caraguan expedition engaged in captur
ing Hondurian ports, explicit instruc
tions were given to the general to follow
strictly the rules and regulations in
accordance with international law when
nations are at war, guaranteeing life
and property of every neutral citizen at
the different places w here his forces are
No Compromise Possible.
Washington. April 11. "The next
Bepnblian National convention will
nominate Theodore Boot-evelt or else a
reactionary," declares one of the most
adroit politicians know n in the national
capital. "There will be no compro
mise candidate next year, no candidate
acceptable to Boosevelt and yet accepta
ble to the money ower. Either the
people will rise in mass and force the
nomination on Roosevelt, thus over
whelmingly endorsing his course, or
else they will nieeklj bow down and
wear the yoke of unscrupulous capital."
Georgia Rate Cases Set.
Washington, April 13. The Inter
state Commerce commission has set for
hearing in this city April 18 the case
of the Fnterprise Mining company
against the Georgia Railroad company
and others, alleging unreasonable and
discriminating rates on cotton from
various southern points via Pacific
Coast terminals to Shanghai and other
ports in Japan and China, and also a
practically similar case against the
same railroad filed by the China and
Japan Irading company and otheis.
Fleet of 36 Warships.
Washington, April 13. Having com
pleted an elaborate program of exercise
and target practice, the battleship di
vision of the Atlantic fleet sailed from
the naval station at Guantanamo, Cuba,
yesterday for Hampton Roads to par
ticipate in the ceremonies incident to
the opening of the Jamestown exposi
tion. When assembled in Hampton
Roads there will be an aggregate of 3ti
warships of various types, constituting
the most powerful fleet ever assembled
In Amoncin waters.
More Time to Build Bridges.
Washington, April 11. An extension
of Bix months lias been granttd the In
ternational Contract company, of Seat
tle, for completion of its contract for
construction of highway bridges over
the main canal i,f tho Klamath irriga
tion project. Tho contract called for
completion March 5, 1007. The exten
sion was granted because the company
experienced unavoidable delay in ob
taining timber. The contractors have
agreed to make temporary crossings.
Lost Barge Found.
Washington, April 12. The nine
men who were on coal barge No. 1,
which was lost in a storm off tho Flor
ida coaat, while being towed by the
naval'collier Caesar, have been 1 inded
at Galveston, Texas, by the German
steamer Professor Woermann,
Catholics Discuss Affairs.
Washington, April 11. The affairs
of tho Cutholio church in America and
the Cutholio university in this city are
to bo the subject of consideration by the
Catholic hierarchy, which ia to hold
meetings here this week.
DAVID WAR FIELD'S FIRST STOUT
punklnar ha Mark to Do la ltr
inlnlnar Artor'a I oorM la Mr.
David Warfleld, th actor, tells the
following story of a good spanking Hint
he got from his mother, which was
Houictlilng of a turning point In his
career. The Incident happened In San
Krnnclwo, of which city Mr. Warfleld
Is a native.
"If It had not U-en for a hitter pun
ishment meted out to me by rny moth
er, when I was alfout years of
age." said Mr. Warfleld, "I might im
doing my heat acta on a flying traia-ze
Instead of on the stae, and my mot
etTectlve 'flights would have -la-en
icrhil Instead of oral. An a youngster,
the height of my ambition was to own
a circus and to be Its bright and par
ticular star. In fuct, I resolved that
this ambition should la? achieved with
out further delay. Ko I summoned a
few of rny friends, and together we
organized a circus In the cellar of my
home. My srieclnlty was the trapeze.
We had sold quite a number of seats,
at a tiottle, a horwwhoe, old Iron, plna,
etc., In fact, anything which might be
converted Into cnah at a Junkshop af
ter the performance. Then the fright
ful thought struck rnt I had no tights
what was to be done? I crept quiet
ly to my mother's room and stole a
pair of white stocking. 1 drew them
over my legs, donned a pair of shoft
trousers and there I was.
"Everything went splendidly till my
turn. Then, at a crash of kettle cov
ers made by the solitary member of
our 'braas band' I bounced Into the
ring, got on the trajx-ze, made of a
broomstick and clothesline, and there
swung gracefully to and fro, for a
few moments and that was as far as
I got with my act. My mother did the
rest. She had heard the rumpus In
the cellar, and came to see what had
caused It I can even now remember
her placing my ear In her band, and
being led away.
"How small a thing may thus alter
the course of one's career."
"A horse who has always been made
to obey quickly will respond to com
mands from any one, whereas the crea
ture who has been petted and talked
to accords, unless hungry, scant atten
tion to any one. We talk to horses al
together too much, and It Is a silly and
dangerous custom, declares F. M. Ware
In a current magazine. He adda that
the animal's attention Is kept If the
rider or driver la silent the horse's
anxiety being always to find out what
hia master wishes done.
There Is, according to an explorer, a
large and fierce South American spider
which chases men if they come too
near Its lurking places. On one oeca
slon he was pursued by one. "Riding
at an easy trot over the dry grass," he
writes, "I observed a spider pursuing
me, leaping swiftly along and keeping
up with my beast. I aimed a blow with
my whip, and the point of the lash
struck the ground close to It, when It
Instantly leaped uin, and ran up the
lash, and waa actually within three or
four Inches of my hand when I flung
the whip from me."
India's hunting leopard ,the cheetah,
has a reputation as one of the most
gentlemanly of beasts. Three Calcutta
visitors to northern India were out on
a tramp when they were overtaken by
a thunderstorm. They espied a cave
in the side of a hill and Into It they
rushed. When the rain stopped they
came out and found a cheetah sitting
licking the heavy wet off Lla waistcoat
and his paws. It was his cave; but
rather than deprive hia visitors of
their shelter the polite creature had sat
Dutslde In the driving tempest. With a
friendly mew and gracefully wagging
his tall, the cheetah bade adieu to his
guests and walked with dignity Into
Partdoin of Travel.
There are surprises to him who trav
els, says a writer. There are no onions
'n Hermuda for the visitor. They are
all exported. No tobacco Is grown In
Kgypt. The Khedive has forbidden Its
cultivation. There are no olive trees
on the Mount of Olives. The Turks
and tourists have destroyed them. The
French do not eat frogs. The Parisian
restaurants may be searched for days
without finding a single frog.
The Holland cheese Is seldom seen at
The Hague and Neufchatel cheese la
made In New York. Kansas City Is
In Missouri. The chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Egypt Is a citizen
of the State of Florida, and the head
of the antl-Armenlan party In the
Turkish empire la an Armenian.
Joseph Itonaparte fled to America af
ter the huudred days and bought a
home In Philadelphia., where he lived
In winter, and a mansion In New Jer
sey, where he passed his summers. He
was much liked in this country, but
could not make up his mind to stay
here, so returned to Europe, hoping to
profit by the changes of government In
France. He was always dlsapiwlnted
and found himself an unwelcome guest
In every country save Eugland. He
finally secured permission to -live la
Italy and died In Florence In 1S44.
Whenever some one Is particularly
dlaagreablo there are always those wh
will say : "Ho has great strength of
LET CUBA STAY OUT
Roosevelt Is Strongly Opposed to
TAFT MAKES HIS POLICY PUBLIC
Confers With Leaders and Proposes
klection In December After
Census Is Taken
Havana, April' f. The members of
tho committee of the insurgents, w ith
whom Secretary Taft arranged for peace
in Cuba laat September, had a confer
ence with the secretary lasting three
hours. Mr. Taft refused to give his
visitors the date of the withdrawal of
the American troops from Cuba.
At the close of the conference Senors
Zayas and Gomez informed the Associ
ated Press that .Mr. Taft had dec la ml
it impossible to hold elections in Cuba
until a complete census of the island
had been taken, which will occupy
about fcur months. He added that
municipal and provincial elections
would probably be held in September,
but be would not give any probable
date for the presidential elections.
Mr. Taft conferred w ith the members
of the committee of insurgents until
late tonight. The subjects discnssetl
this morning were gone over a second
time. The committee insists upon
holding provincial elections at the
same time as municipal elections, but.
this is opposed by the conservatives, as
the provincial councils elect a part of
General Loyanez del Castillo called
attention to the existence of a cam
paign for the establishment of n
American protectorate over Cuba. Mr.
Taft said he was aware of this move
ment, but declared it would not affect
President Roosevelt's views, who waa
determined to restore the Cuban reput-
Iic asieoon as possible. He said he
would probably recommend to Presi
dent Roosevelt the holding of presi
dential elections in December and that
the Cubans take possession 100 days
later, as prescribed in the constitution.
GETS EVERY ADVANTAGE.
Court Very Lenient While Hermann Is
Washington, April 9. It is expected
that the testimony of Binger Hermann
will be concluded today and that his
cross examination will then begin and
probably coneume two days. Judging
from the copious notes taken by Dis
trict Attorney Baker while Hermann
has been on the stand, it is inferred
that the defendant will have to face a
hot cross fire from the prosecution.
Hermann can never complain of tho
unfairness of the rulings of Judge Staf
ford, who is presiding. Manv times
yesterday when the defendant gave
rambling and evasive answers to ques
tions by bis attorney, answers that
put him in a more favorable light than
would a direct answer to the interroga
tory, the court overruled objections of
the district attorney ani admitted Her
REDUCE THE LATENESS.
Western Railroads Agree to Lengthen
Chicago, April 9. Western railroad
officials have practically decided upon
the new schedules for passenger trains
between Chicago and Facific coast
points. Schedules will not be length
ened as much as it was at first propos
ed, as the passenger men could not
agree to have the trains run upon
schedules which could be maintained.
If the time as now argeed upon ia
put into effect, the schedule of the fast
est train from Chicago to Los Angeles
will be lengthened from 71 hours and
five minutes to 72 hours; to San Fran
cisco from 69 and one-half hours to 72;
from Chicago to Denver from 27 and
one-half hours to 32; from Chicago to
the Missouri river from 13 hours and
25 minutes to 14 houis and 30 minutes.
Get No Express Franks.
New York, April 9. The Interstate
Commerce commission has held that
express companies cannot give franks
to railroad officials. In an opinion giv
en to a Western railroad president to
day, Interstate Commerce Commission
er Lane said: "The law does not per
mit an express company to give trans
portation franks to the officers or em-.
ployes of railroad companies. A rail
road president or other officer of a
railroad is as much bound by the law
limiting free transportation as any
Searching for Coal Barge.
Norfolk, Va., April 9. The naval
tug Potomac left the Norfolk navy yard
today to search for the naval coal barge,
with ten men abourd, which broke lcose
lust week from the collier Caesar,
w hich had been tow ing the barge up
the coa.-t. The barge wus lost at sea,
being last sighted Thursday. The col
lier Abaranda was to follow the Poto
mac out tonight and it is expected the
cruiaer Cleveland w ill leave the Norfolk
navy yard early tomorrow.
Great Fire at Navy Yard.
Philadelphia, April 9. The joiners'
shopa, one of the largest buildings at
the Iugue Islund navy yard, was de-
atroyed by fire early this morning. All
available murines and sailors were
culled out t:i tight the flames, together
with the city fire department. The
shop was rilled with paints and ether