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Will Ask Hcney to Investigate
Washington Land frauds.
SECRET SERVICE NOW AT WORK
Man Now High In tubllc Confidence
Said to Be Implicated In
Ir regular! tlas.
Himttln, May 2. Hit secret servleo
Mriitlvi a are wcrking in Western
Washington iHiittt tliiriK a series of land
fraud llnit are declared to I more
astounding in their fur reaching char
acter tlmn tin? discoveries mndu inOre
gon or California. A secret service
lenitive high in tho confidence of
President ltoosovclt Iiilm juct been sent
to thin count to take chargo of the work
and to assemble tho evidence Hint Iihn
lieen iuviiiniilat4d for rcseiitatinn to
Mpoclal olliccrs of the department of
1 1 was declared today by a high gov
ernment h tit li'ir 1 1 y that when all tlio
timber fraud evidence hnd Ihm-ii anaem
IiUhI Francis J. Hcney will lie asked to
come hero anil duplicate his success in
convicting the In nd thieves of Oregon.
It In recognized llint hi Htm Francisco
work will occupy several weeks' further
tlinti, lint the woik in Weatern Wash
ington cannot Ixt completed befoie that
Nairn a that are being whispered In
siccret net vice circles Indicate tliat when
the net in spread it wHI bring In some
men now high in the confidence of the
public. Kvidmicn in declined to lo
gathered that proves conclusively the
vomplleity of these men, hut Home of
the cases nro so old that they may Ui
able to hide iMdiind the statute of limi
tation. Hut even if thia U done, the
government operative will lctlhertory
ixcome known in Home manner.
I here are a few comparat ivtdy unim
portant timher CMHea ready for trial
now. hut these merely lift the cover off
the land fraud nil nation in Washing
ton. Following close ujxin the heels of
these arlier hearings will come the
jironecut lona that reveal the scope of
uf t timlHT oerationa.
IRON WORKS STOP.
Thouiandt of Men Strike In San
Han Francisco, Muy 2. At the end
of the 11 rut day of the strike of unions
vonncctcd with the iron trale and
metal workers, the extent of the strike
ia somewhat uncertain. The Iron
Trade council stated liiHt night that
lint 2,000 men were idle In Han Fran
visco and the hay cities, while 4.0(H)
men were employed in alums which had
granted an eight-hour day were nt
work. Member of the c unci I Bssert
4l that 27 nle in in thia city ami 21 out
of .'il in Oakland hud aigned the new
The Metal Workers' association, on
the other hand, claimed that special
committees hud canvassed the city yes
terday and out of f8 shops, foundriea
and works visited, 6.'l were found cloned
4i nd t',000 men out of work. Among
the large concerns closed are the Union,
the Kisdon and the Fulton Iron works.
CLERKS AND.'JURORS STRIKE.
Assessor's Office aed Court Tied Up
ttuttfl, Mont., May 2. What nre per
haps the cjuereat May day strikes in
history came yesterday, when the clerks
in the oflice of County Asnesor Roland
titruck for higher wages anil the jurors
in Judge Ponlan'a conit presented a de
mand for $2,000 pay for services they
have not performed.
The assessor'a clerks get $100 pf r
month, the maximum fixed hy statute.
They presented a demand to Mr. Itoland
for an increase averaging $500 per year.
Judge Ikinlan's jury was temporarily
laid off two weeks ayo. Yesterday the
jurors, numbering 53, presented a de
mand for 12 days' pay, the period ol
their layoff, on the ground that legally
they may m.t be laid off.
Shoots at French Cavalry.
Paris, May 2. During thejafternoon
a man wax parsing the Place de la Ke
publique on top of an omnibus fired five
t-hota from a revolver at a squadron of
vuirassieura, wounding two of the cav
nlrymen. The man, who was subse
quently identified as Jacob Ijiw, of the
Haltie prevtnee, of Podoliu, liussiu,
was dragged from the top of tho omni
bus, by the police and narrowly escaped
lynching at the hands of a crowd sur
rounding tho vehicle. I-nw, who was
terribly beaten, subsequently diod in
Will Teet Minnesota Rate Law.
Now York, May 2. The Times today
uys that tho legality of the freight rate
reduction law of Minnesota, which is to
go into effect on June 1, as v. us that of
the 2-cent pamenger fare law, is to bo
tested in the courts. The freight rate
law, which Is to take effect a month
hence, is regarded by tho managomenU
of the railroads: In Minnesota na ' of
much more importance than the paesen
g3r fare law, and tho chief contest will
be over the legality of tho former.
Reduces National Guard.
Bucramento, May 2. Sweeping or
ders were isHiied by Adjutant General
Icicle yesterday whereby ten companies
of the California National Guard are
mustered nut of the service for "having
(allon below the standard of efficiency', i
WANT COAL SECURED.
Railroads Dread Another Famine and
Want Dealers to Stock Up.
Chicago, May 1. The traffic; and
operating dctartmciits of the llnrrimnn
and Hill lima have united in a strcnu
oum effort to prevent a recurrence of a
cool famine next winter In the Went
and Northwest. Order have been le
aned by the highest olliuliila of the vari
oun roads and have the aauction of 1).
11. Ilairlman and Jhiius J. Hill, re
quiring all of the officials to make every
effoit to Induce the coal dealer to lay
In their winter's aupply in the Hummer
The olllclals of the railroad dread an
other such coal famine ns occurred laat
winter, when they were hlemed for the
suffering and deatitution which reigned
in the Went and Northwest for many
weeks. At that time the Interstate
Commerce eommiMHion took the prob
lem lu hand and issuM orders which
required the Hill road to discontinue
all other traflio until they succeeded In
getting coiil to the suffering people
along their lines. This proved an ex
jienslvo oeratlon and the railroads do
not want a recurrence.
Aci-ordingly a personal canvas is 1k
Ing made in all the cities, arid coal
dealers are lieing personally urged to co-
oMrate with the railroads in placing
the wcstin o Mint ry beyond the posai
hility of another cnnl famine.
CUBANS MOB U. 8. 8AILORS.
Attacked and Injured While Returning
to Cruiser Tacoma.
New York, May 1. A dispatch from
Havana to the Herald reports that a
number of pallors from the crulaer Ta
coma were wounded In an affray with
the jiolieo of Santiago yesterday . Com
maiidor Tapjian, reporting the affair,
"About 2 o'clock this morning a
small party of men from the Tacoma
were attacked by the police of Hantlago
while on their way down to the wharf.
Fnsign Mrlslion, who was present in
civilian clothes, was also attacked by
the police. Nine others were injured
or bruised, one man having his arm
fractured and Henry Ice was shot in
(iovernor Mug'Kin bus telegraphed to
Investigate the trouble and reort.
Haliey Cautioned to Silence.
Honolulu. Mav 1. When the steam
er China arrived hero yesterday, having
on board Iheooore . Jlalaey, former
general agent of tho I'ocinc ntates Tele
phone A Telgraph company, who is un
der arrrst to answer churires of briberv
in Hun Francisco, his wife signaled to
him front tho end of the wharf, presu
mably cautioning him to say nothing.
He renponded and she met him at the
ping piank. A son of iH'tectivo Wil
liam J. Hums,, who came to Honolulu
on the same steamer with Mrs. Ilalsey,
waa inirou ucou to ino accused man.
Deep Snowfall In Iowa.
Marshalltown, la.. May 1. Snow to
day in tho southern part of this county
ranges from three to eight Inches in
depth. The snow is said to hav6 en
tirely ruined early fruit. A rain and
sleet storm in Wisconsin last night de
veloped into a heavy fall of snow.
During the night six inches of snow fell
in Milwaukee and vicinity, tho weather
being cold enough to prevent its melt
ing. Tho storm was confined particu
larly to tho lake section.
Big Fire at Leesville.
New Orleans, May 1. A special from
IecMvillo, I.u., says that a tire which
started at that place early today and
raged for several hours caused a loss
estimated at $200,000. Among the
larger buildings destroyed were tho
First National bank, the Hunk of Lees
ville, the Vernon News, It. II. Lyons
Springs company, Powell-Weeks Dry
(lcxxls company, City Hotel and the
xstoflice. The flames swept the entire
biiHiness portion of the town.
General Strike In Warsaw.
Warsaw, Kussian Poland, May 1.
The employes of the street railroads,
the printers, bnkeru and factory em
ployes have decided to stop work on
Friday night, and the authorities are
taking energetic steps to lorestall dis
orders. The police are making whole
sale arrests of Socialists, and detach
ments of CoNWicks will patrol the streets
day and night until the trouble ceases.
Drive Standard From Ohio.
Findlay, ()., May 1. George II.
Phelps this afternoon filed a petition In
tho Common Pleas court, asking that
the Standard Oil company and its sub
sidiary companies bo enjoined from do
ing business In Ohio. It is understood
tho independent oil producers are back
ot Phelps and offer to furnish bonds in
the sum of $100,000.
Heavy Loss From Flood.
Oklahoma City, Okla., May 1. The
North Canoudian river and Lightning
creek are receding rapidly ami the flood
situation in this vicinity was greatly
Improved today. Hi t one person re
mains unaccounted for. Forty families
on Capitol Hill, across from Oklahoma
City, are homeless. Tho loss is esti
mated at $100,000.
Tremendous Floods In Russia.
Odessa, May 1. One hundred thous
and people are estimated to have been
driven from their homes by tho over
flowing o! the Dnieper, Dniester and
Dwlna. Tho Inundations are more
widespread than usual and have created
extreme distress over an enormous area.
National Stove Plant Burns.
Lorain, O., May 1. Fire of unknown
origin last night destroyed the piant of
tho National Stove company. The loss
la estimated at $200,000.
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I NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
COMPLAIN OF UAL) IHtATMtNT,
Northern Lumbermen Want Portland
Washington, May 2. Kivalry le
tween the Hill and llarriiniifi railroad
lines in the Northwest has culminated
in tho presentation of the matter to the
lnterstute Commerce commission . For
several months IuuiImt dealers and
manufacturers in Washington, particu
larly In the Puget sound territory, gen
erally have complained informally to
the commission that owing to the re
fusal of the Hill and Harrirnan lines to
make them through rates and joint
late they were unable to get their pro
duct shipped to joints east of the Cas
Finally it was suggested that they
institute proceedings under the now
rate law to compel the railroads to
mako such through rates an j lnt rates.
In compliance with the suggestion the
Piioilc Coast Lumber Manufacture rb'
assyclution, tho Houthwestern Washing
ton Lumber association and the Shingle
Mills bureau Us lay filed a complaint
with the commission against the North
ern Pacific, tho Great Northern, the
Southern Pacific, tho Oregon Short
Line and 15 other roads, requesting the
commission to Issue orders providing
that tho railroads shall muke through
and joint rates on lumber products from
points in Washington via Portland,
Or., to paint east of the Cascade
Uncle Sam Loses Beat Men.
Washington, May 2. Tho constant
draft on the "scon mlc force" of the
geological survej made by the large
mining organizations, which offer the
government experts much larger salar
ies than they get from tho government,
is seriously Imparing the efficiency of
that branch of the service, says a report
on the investigation of metalliferous
ores in 15)08. The report adds: "It
Is enly by years of practical experience
in the field that tho geologist, however
excellent his preliminary training, be
comes competent to carry on independ
ent work In investigating a mining dis
trict, and the loss of trained men in
this work is irreparable."
Provide for New Trails.
Washington, May 2. Four thousand
seven hundred and twenty-five dollars
have been appropriated for construc
tion of four trails in the Northern di
vision, Cascade national forest, Oregon,
and $3,000 will he appropriated to
build roads in Hitter Root national for
est, Idaho, on condition that the inter
ested counties raise an additional $5,
000. The state of Idaho has already
appropriated $8,000 toward this work,
provided a like amount is raided by
counties that have asked forest service,
to assist in this work.
Third Term Talk Is Nonsense.
Washington, May 4. President
Roosevelt today characterized as "abso
lute nonsense" the talk cf nominating
and electing him for a third term. Mr.
ltooeevelt talked freely with several of
the callers at tho White House on this
subject today. Ho made it plain, how
ever, that he will not Issued any for
mal statement on the subject of a third
term. He considered that what he
said following the election in 1904 and
what he has t-aid subsequently should
sullice. He thinks he should be taken
at his word and let it go at that.
Northwest Postal Affairs.
Washington, May 3. Rural free de
livery carriers appointed for Washing
ton routes: Arlington, route 1, Christ
Meyer, carrier, Joseph Kraetz, substi
tute; Kllt'iisburg, route 3, James II.
FIndley, carrier, Harry Swett, substi
tute. Frank Strain has been appointed
postmaster at Hare, Or., vice Joseph
Hare, dead. A postoflice has been es
tablished at Alderdaje, Klickitat coun
ty, Wash., F'va A. 'King postmaeter.
The postoflice at Quinton, Gilliam coun
ty, Or., will be discontinued May 15.
Change In Signal Corps.
Washington, May I. Colonel Rich
ard E. Thompson, signal corps, is re
lieved from duty as chief signal officer,
department of California, and will pro
ceed to Seattle for duty as chief Bignal
otneer, department of the Columbia,
and as officer In charge of the Washing
ton-Alaska military cable and telegraph
system, relieving Lieutenant Colonel
William Glasuford, who will proceed to
San F"runciseo for duty as chief signal
officer, department of California.
Northwest Postal Carriers.
Washington, April 30. Oregon poet
masters appointed: Antelope, W. F'.
Johnscn, vice J. M. Hamilton, resign
ed; Owyhee, Edwin Wilson, vie Paul
Trembley, resigned; Wlldwood, Myron
fc. Dunn, vice William Southward, re
moved. William II. Ellis has been
appointed regular, John F. Dunn sub
stitute rural carrier route 1, at Hart-
Beatty to Back Up Borah Charges
Washington, May 3. Judge Rcatty
called to see the attorney general today
in regard to Senator Horah, but the at
torney general waa in Haltimore and
the visit was postponed. It is under
stood that Judge Beatty is here to sus
tain District Attorney Kuick. Judge
Heatty s known hostility towards Mr.
Horah is known in administration cir
Changes to National Bank.
Washington, May 2. The comptroll
er of currency has approved conversion
of the Pioneer State bank of Rittville,
Wash., into the Pioneer National bank
of Ritiville, with $75,000 capital.
til ATE CAN bfc.LE.CT LANDS.
Interior Department Sends Out New
Regulations to Registrars.
Washington, April .TO. The commis
sioner of tho general land oflice has in
sued Instructions to registrars of local
land offices concerning tho selection of
lauds by states and territories under
grunts for educational and other pur
ciHcs, under regulations approved by
the secretary of the Interior last Wed
nesday. Under tho now regulations the states
will le permitted to make indemnity
school land selection In lieu of frac
tional portions of legal subdivisions,
which heretofore has been prohibited,
and notice of all selections made by the
state is required to te published in a
newspaper of general circulation in the
county where the lands selected are
situated. A few other modifications
are made, designed to facilitate the se
lection of lands by the state officers.
Instructions also have been issued to
local land offices regarding the disposi
tion of lands withdrawn frcm coal en
tries, both as to lands known to lie
within a known coal field and the
lands outside of cuch fields. The land
offices will le furnished with geological
survey township maps, showing known
coal fields, and entries of such lands
will be reserved.
Lands heretofore withdrawn from
entry and not released will be consid
ered as coal lands. Coal filing1) made
within GO days prior to withdrawal
from coal entry may be completed
within the time prescribed by the rtt
utee, less the time from date of such
withdrawals to date of special written
notice of filing of maps and lists in the
local land offices. Lands not coal lands
may In? entered under any of the public
land laws applicable to the particular
Renews Suit Against Equitable.
Washington, May 4. A petition for
a wirt of review filed by the Flquitable
Life Assurance society of New York, in
the case of J. Wilcox Brown, of Mary
land, a policyholder, against the com
pany, was docketed in the Supreme
court of the United States today. The
suit was instituted by Mr. Brown on
behalf of himself and other policy
holders to secure an accounting of the
funds, and a statement regarding the
conduct of the company's officers. The
effort of the company to have the suit
dismissed on demurrer was sustained
by the United States Circuit Court of
Bids on Submarine Boats.
Washington, May 2. Three com
panies bid today at the Navy depart
ment for the contracts for supplying
submarine torpedo boats. The Lake
Torpedo Boat company, of Bridgeport,
Conn., offers to build any number of
235-ton boats above five at $198,000
each. The Sub-surface Boat company,
of New York, offers to build a boat of
250 tons for $250,000. The Electric
Boat company, of New York, effers to
build boats patterned after the Octopus,
of 274 tons, for $312,000. It would
cost more on the Pacifie coast.
Bank Notes Increase.
Washington, May 4. The monthly
circulation etatement iseued by tho
controller of the currency shows that
at the close of business, April 30, 1907,
the amount of national bank notes out
standing was $599,913,840, an increaee
for the year of $43,267,558, and an in
creaee for the month of $2,701,777.
The amount of circulation based on
United States bonds was $550,204,771,
which is an increaee foi the year of
$35,781,522 and an increaee for the
month of $2,571,708.
Record Gift for Famine.
Washington, May 2. Two hundred
thousand dollars, the largest contribu
tion for famine reliei ever made in one
day, was sent to China today by the
Christian Herald. On the day the
transport Buford sailed from San Fran
cisco with the moet valuable relief car
go ever shippedj being worth $150,000,
$50,000 more in money was cable to
the relief committee, all collected and
contributed by the same paper, which
has makes a total of $400,000.
Statue of Gen. McClellan.
Washington, April 30. The moet
interesting event of the 37th annual
reunion of the society of the Army of
the Potomac this week will be the un
veiling on May 2 of the heroic bionzc
equestrian statue of General George B.
McClellan, organizer and first com
mander of the army of the Potomac.
President Roosevelt will make the prin
cipal speech. About 5,000 troops, reg
ulars and militia, will participate in
New Postmasters Appointed.
Washington, April 30. The follow
ing postmasters are appointed: Oregon
Rex, Jennie Conrad, vice W. H. La
shier, resigned; Whiteson, William A.
Hobugh, vice Edward Minor, resigned.
Washington Jerry, Clark H. Jillson,
vice E. E. Thompson, resigned. A
poatoffice is established at Yach, Tilla
mook county, Oregon, with Frank Yach
Brown and Roosevelt Confer.
Washington, April 30. President
Roosevelt had an extended conference
with W. O. Brown, senior vice presi
dent of the New Yoik Central railroad,
today. Mr. Brown would say nothing
about his talk with the president, but
admitted that he had "talked a little"
about the railroad situation with Mr.
ARMED FORCES FOR CUBA.
All Elements Oppose Plan for Large
Havana, April 30. The plan of a
standing Cutien army of 12.000 men,
a siirg'Hitod by the general staff of the
American army, is most attractive to
that element of the Culian poople
which is fond of tho gold lace and re
galia of the Spanish-American armies.
Hut among the conservative elements
the plan excites really Iphs Interest
than the preceding one to recruit the
rural guards up to 12,000 men. The
latter plan was vigorously opposed,
even by the Liberals, who, it was sup
posed, would have jumped at the op
portunity for a lavish distribution of
patronage, and while the standing army
scheme lias been framed to meet their
objections, tho apparent impossibility
of this accomplishment has caused it to
be received with something very like
Governor Magoon, who has not yet
been advised of any intention of the
War department to adopt tho elaborate
program of the general staff, does not
believe it possible to bring to the
island of Cuba 12,000 soldiers who
shall come up to the standard of the
United States army. This view is fully
shared by Cubans experienced in mili
ABANDON STEAMER AT SEA.
Lucifer Springs Leak and Crew Has
to Leave Hr.
Falmouth, April 30. The British
steamer Sagami, from New York, April
12, for Rotterdam, arrived here today
and landed the crew of the steamer
Lucifer, bound from New York for Dub
lin, which was abandoned in latitude
40.19 north, longitude 60 west. Mem
bers of the Lucifer's crew said it was
discovered April 8 that the vessel's
hold was filling with water. The
pumps were manned, but the water
gained. The steamer dritfed helpless.
The captain ordered all the boats
ttocked with provisions for 12 days
and made ready for instant use. A
keen lookout waa kept and three days
later the crew was relieved to see the
lights of two passing vessele Their
distress signals, however, were not
seen, and a part of the cargo was jet
tisoned to lighten the vessel and keep
her afloat, though it was evident she
could not eurvive much longer. Fin
ally after a week the Sagami was sight
ed and the crew tranefered. Shortly
after this the Lucifer foundered.
HURL STONES AT LEGATION.
Mexican Authorities Highly Indignant
at Guatemalan Mob.
Mexico City, Mex., April 30. Ex
treme indignation has been caused here
by the report that the American and
Mexican legations in Guatemala City
have been stoned by a mob of several
hundred men. There is evidently a
strong inclination to give creaence to
Mexican troops are being mobilized
on the Guatemala frontier, which is be
lieved to be highly significant, though
the War department has stated this is
only a movement to insure strict neu
trality and protect Mexican interests
against remote danger from marauding
Reprts are current here that Minister
Gambooa, representing Mexico in Guate
mala, has left that country and crossed
into Mexican territory as the result of
friction with the Cabreras government.
WILL TALK TO ROOSEVELT.
Central Federated Union Committee
to Ask for a Conference.
New York, April 30. The Central
Federated union today, instead of unan
imously condemning the president for
his action in the M oyer-Haywood mat
ter as has been reported, stood about
evenly divided on the question which
has stirred labor unions all over the
country. The discussion, which lasted
more than three hours, was the most
bitter overheard at a Central Fedeiation
union meeting. The result was that
the meeting, representing more than
100,000 workers in Manhattan, ordered
that a committee of three go to Wash
ington and have a heart-to-heart talk
with President Roosevelt regarding his
criticism of Moyer and Haywood.
Propose to Trit Rate Law.
Lincoln, Neb., April 30. A letter
from Union Pacific headquarters to tho
state railway commission today inti
mates that the roads contemplate re
sistance to the 2-cent passenger rate
law. The letter is an answer to an in
quiry from tho commission asking why
the Nebraska patrons were not being
given the benefit of the 2-cent rate on
interstate travel. In reply to this the
Union Pacific says that the lawyers for
that line and others are seriously dis
posed to unite in a suit attacking the
validity of the law.
Witte Offers Criticism.
St. Petersburg, April 30. Count
Witte, the ex-premier, in a character
istic speech before the council of the
empire today delt with the question of
the statutes la regard to experts assist
ing committees in the douma. He took
an advanced stand to a certain extent,
asking for liberal support; criticised
the paialysis of the council of the em
pire, and said it was unworthy of being
called the upper house. Count Witte's
action is hailed with approval.
Scurvy In Famine Lands,
Lt. Petersburg, April 30. Scurvy
has Increased greatly in the famine dis
tricts. An urgent meeting of the gov
ernment relief committee has been
called for tomorrow following the re
ceipt of a telegram from Zemstvo, pres
ident of Ufia province, reporting 1,000
cases and a king for aid.
ROADS MUST BE GOOD
Companies Short on Freight Cars
Shown No Favors.
SHORTAGE NO LONGER FEARED
Lines With Plenty of Cart Form Con
bine Against Slow Return of
Chicago, April 30. Drastic meas
ures are to bo adopted by the railroadB
of the entire country to stop car steal
ing and thereby compel the roads which
are short of equipment to provide them
selves with a sufficient number of cars
to transport their traffic.
Acting upon legal advice, all of the
railroads which are interested in stop
ping car stealing have decided to boy
colt all car thieving roads with a view
to eliminating this evil from the trans
portation world. In doing so the rail
roads expect to end the car shortage
and to prevent a recurrence of a scar
city of equipment which paralyzes the
business of the country.
The railroad boycott will consist of a
refusal by all roads which are mem
bers of the per diem and the car diver
sion agreements to permit their cars to
go to railroads which are not members
of these agreements and also a refusal
to make through rates over such lines.
This is a direct and positive boycott
of all car stealing roads, as it applies
only to roods which are short of equip
ment and which have refused to become
parties to the two agreements men
tioned. Through rates mean through routing
and both expressions involve the use of
the cars, and where reasonable rules
and regulations are not recognized
carrier is not compelled to establish a
through route. Under this ruling a
moet rigorous boycott can be maintain
ed against roads which steal the equip
ment of connecting lines and use it for
months without return or without ade
quate compensation for the use of the
The penalties are now so high for the
misuse of cars by connecting lines that
no road can afford to keep the cars and
pay the penalties.
REVOLT BREAKS OUT.
Montenegrins Openly Rebel Against
Vienna, April 30. Dispatches re
ceived tonight report an outbreak of a
revolt and grave political crisis in Mon
tenegro. Military government has been
proclaimed, and Premier Tomanovics
has tendered the resignation of the cab
inet, which Prince Nicholas has refused
Armed bands are reported to be
marching on Cettinje. Serious street
fights have occurred at Podoritza, 38
miles north of Soutari and having a
population of about 7,000.
The trouble iu Montenegro has arisen
because of the campaign the cabinet
has been inaugurating against the Rad
ical party. The government is accused
of instigating the destruction of the
principal offices of the two Radical
papers at Nikeces, which had attacked
the government and Prince Nicholas..
This action has aroused consternation.
OKLAHOMA TOWN SWAMPED
Heavy Rains and Floods Destroying
Crops and Other Property.
Oklahoma City, Okla., April 30.
With Lightning creek running out of
its bank, and the Canadian river rising
steadily, the people of the lowlands of
Capitol Hill, a suburb of this city, are
tonight facing a situation that will be
come critical if tho heavy rains of the
last 24 hours continue. The lowlands
have been converted into a veritable
swamp, crops have bden ruined and
much stock drowned.
No human lives have been lost so
far as can be established tonight. Res
idents in the bottoms were forced to
leave their homes and several persona
were in trees lust night. One house
floated down the Canadian river with a
family inside. The occupants were
Nine Jurors In Two Months.
San Francisco, April 30. Four jur
ors more were finally selected and five
were sworn in today's proceedings in
the Ruef trial. This leaves three addi
tional jurors to be obtained for the
completion of the trial panel a task
begun two months ago. The prosecu
tion is hopeful of beginning the intro
duction of evidence some time this
week. The panel was tentatively filled
today by the acceptance of three tales
men. Three of the eight probationary
jurors were subsequently challenged
Stay Day Under Water.
Newport, R. I., April 30. Many
persons interested in the coming trials
of the submarine boats Lake and Ccto
pus arrived here today. The competi
tive tests are to be the most exhaustive
and thorough ever carried out here.
The boats will be submerged for 24
hours with the board crews eating and
sleeping on the vessels. A number of
foreign officers and experts are expect
ed, and it is probable that they will
observe the movements from shore.
Steamer and Crew Perish.
London, April 30. News has reach,
ed here that the British steamer Thorn
hlil, bound for Rio Janeiro, was de
stroyed by fire during her voyage.
Her crew perished.