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NEWS OF THE WEEK
Oregon lias secured perfect title for
The Dalls-Celilo canal and the work
w ill Boon be taken up by the govern
FOUND IN TRUNKS
In a Condensed Form for Our
A ll Chicago teamsters are out and
the strike threatens to spread to other
branches. Trouble between the Gar-
mentmakers’ union and Montgomery,
Ward & Co. was the start of th »strike.
Federal Grand Jury Has Secrets
of Beef Trust.
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume o f the Less Important but
o f the Past Week.
Japanese cruisers have
headed for Singapore.
The annual parade of the Horse
Guards, always heretofore one of the
most spectacular m ilitary ceremonies of
the year in Russia, was chiefly notable
this year by the absence of the czar,
who was afraid to show himself.
Chairman Shonts, of the Panama
canal commission, says the work will
be done on business principles and
without any politics.
teamsters is on.
strike of Chicago
The Japanese main army is advanc
The Japanese have complete plans of
ing to envelop the Russian Hanks.
the Vladivostok fortifications.
Four persons were killed in a New
Commissioner Garfield has started
his investigation into the doings of the York tenement bouse by escaping gas.
Standard O il in Kansas.
Russian peasant mobs are burning
A Little Rock, Ark.,
lodge of and looting estates in the Baltic pro
Knights of Pythias accidentally killed vinces.
a man who was being in itiated .
A Chicago A Northwestern train has
The third trial of Nan Patterson for been driven from Clinton to Boone,
the murder of Caesar Young lias been Iowa., a distance of 202 miles, in 189
postponed a week in order to get new minutes.
A voluntary increase of 10 per cent
Russian school boys placed a quan
in wages has been given employes of
tity of explosive behind a picture of
the Interstate Steel works at Quaren-
the czar, blowing it into fragments and
injuring four pupils.
The Russian fleet can't get into 8ai-
gon and may seize a Dutch island.
The Dutch East Indies squadron has
gone north to preserve neutrality.
| Fire caused a panic among the guests
of the Rienzi hotel, at Buffalo, N. Y .,
and many jumped from second story
windows. Loss, $40,000.
BOOKS GARFIELD DID NOT FIND
Trunks Containing Story o f
Chicago, April 11.— The contents of
eight myesterious trunks, unearthed by
government secret Bervice men in the
vaults of the National Safe Deposit
company, occupied the attention today
of the Federal grand jury which is in
vestigating the affairs of the beef trust.
A subpoena duces tecum for Daniel
Peckham, secretary of the safe deposit
company, was issued by Judge Landis
to force the company to produce the
trunks in the jury room.
were taken to the office of District A t
torney Morrision, where, it is said,
they were opened and their contents
What the trunks contained and what
connection they have with the case is
not known, as the government officials
refuse to discuss the matter, declining
to either deny or confirm the explana
tion current that the trunks might be
long to the packers.
District Attorney Morrision institut
ed the action b y which the flunks were
seized after a witness, whose identity is
carefully guarded, had startled the
grand jurors with revelations as to the
former business methods of the pack
ers. He is said to have testified that a
double system of bookkeeping had been
employed by certain packing firms, one
set of books showing the secret relations
of the alleged combine and being ac
cessible only to trusted employes, and
the other set showing figures to which
the packers invited the attention of the
government experts who investigated
for Commissioner Garfield.
W hile Mr. Peckham declined to dis
close the identity of the person or per
sons who stored the trunks with his
company, he admitted that this was
done on March 23, three days after the
grand jury began its investigations.
Suspicions have lieen entertained for
a long time by the Federal officials con
nected with the investigation that the
readiness with which the packing firms
welcomed an examination of their
books by the government experts was
not altogether genuine. The work of
the secret service operators produced
results, it is said, which tended to
strengthen these suspicons, and when a
witness who testified more than a week
ago let drop the hint that Commission
er Garfield's experts had not seen all
the books of the packers, he waB called
upon to explain.
The teamsters strike in Chicago is
An electric railway is projected from
the cause of many riots. Streets are Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs and
barricaded and serious conflicts have Pueblo, Colo.
occurred between police and strikers.
A colored policeman has been ap
The controller of the treasury has
pointed desk sergeant by the Chicago
issued a decision in which he condemns
chief of police.
the Interior department for accepting
railroad rebates on irrigation material,
An earthquake has shaken India and
in violation of the very law the govern ' caused great loss of life.
ment is trying to enforce.
Secretary Taft has approved a report
Senator Platt is much improved in
that the bayonet used by the army be
made longer and not attempt to make
The battleship Minnesota has been an entenching tool of it as well as a
Hundreds of persons were killed by
the collapse of a reservoir at Madrid,
Interstate Commission Overruled.
Washington, April I I . — In an opin
The Japanese government has ordered ion by Justice McKenna the Supreme
500,000 gunstocks from a Cedar Rapids, court of the United States today affirm
ed the decision of the United States
Eight men were killed at Allisonia, circuit court for the Northern district
Virginia, by the premature explosion of of Ohio in the case of the Interstate
Commerce commission against the Lake
a charge of powder.
Shore railroad company. The suit was
The St. Petersburg war office claims
brought to compel the railroad com
that the BaPtc fleet has eluded Togo’s
pany to comply with the order of the
ships and w ill reach Vladivostok in
commission to incorporate certain par
ticulars in its report. The commission
Exeriments at Illinois insane asy was overruled by the court’ s de
lums b I io w that women are more capa cision.
ble of handling the patients than men
American Squadron is Out.
The government is after the Klamath
Manila, April 11.— The American
Irrigation company, in Southern Ore
New Mexican Steamer Lines.
vice consul at Singapore reports that a
gon, for diverting water from the K la
Russian fleet consisting of six battle
Mexico City, April 11.— Considerable
math river without permission of con
ships, six cruisers, six converted cruis progress has been made toward the in
ers, eight torpedo boat destroyers, one auguration of a steamship line between
The Federal grand jury at Portland hospital ship, one repair ship and 16 Mexcian gulf ports and Canada and it
has finished its work and has been dis colliers, have passed Singapore, headed is probable that steamers of the new
missed. Seven more indictments were this way. The American cruiser Ral line w ill liegin their tripe next month.
returned. State Senator Booth and his eigh, the torpedo boat destroyers Barry The question has arisen as to whether
brother are among those implicated in and Ohauncey and the supply ship steamers shall call at Cuban ports, as
the latest disclosures of land frauds.
j General A lVhrado, have been dispatch- first intended and afterward changed.
Three hundred American marines 1 ed to patrol the west coast of Palawan The government objects to making stops
island to enforce neutrality.
Three at Cuban ports, but it is hoped to se
have been sent to Santo Domingo.
cure its consent to this.
| other destroyers are preparing to sail.
Two prominent Mexican scientists
declare that the tapeworm w ill k ill Can't Convict for Deporting Miners.
Colton Will Work for Morales.
Cripple Creek, Col., April 11.— Dis
Washington, April 10.— Colonel G.
Reports from the interior of India trict Attorney Clarence Hamlin today R. Colton, who is to be supervising
show that hundreds of soldiers were nolled the cases of the people against collector of the Dominican revenues,
killed by the recent earthquake.
Nelson Franklin and 46 other promin was at the War department today pre
The fight against the Standard Oil ent citizens of Cripple Creek district vious to his departure to 8anto Do
company has been carried into North who were charged with the deportation mingo. He received final instructions
of certain persons August 20 last and I from Secretary Taft regarding his duty.
Dakota by the independent dealers.
prior to that time, and with looting He was especially instructed that in
Paris is in a ferment lover the sup union stores.
Mr. Hamlin said the j all he was doing or should do in Santo
posed plot against the French republic. cases had already caused an expense of
Domingo he was not the agent of the
More prominent men have been arrest nearly $5,000 and in his opinion there
United State«, but the agent of Presi
was small chance of convicting.
NO HOPE OF
T A R IF F
Hansbrough Says Next Session Will
Be Devoted to Rate Question.
Washington, April 11. — Senator
Hansbrough, of North Dakota, a strong
advocate of a readjustment of the tariff,
believes that the chance of tariff revis
ion has passed and that nothing w ill be
done in the immedate future looking to
the readjustment of the Dingley rates
to meet changing conditions. W hile
Mr. Hansbrough is a strong protection
ist, he believes the existing tariff
should be readjusted, but he has come
to the conclusion that the stand patters
have convinced the president that no
revision is necessary.
He thinks the postponement of the
extra session until October 15 put an
end to all chance of tariff revision. I t
is his opinion, and the view is shared
by many other men in Washington,
that a session called to meet October 15
for the purpose of passing a railroad
rate bill w ill not find opportunity to
consider another such weighty topic as
He declares that congress
w ill consume the time from October 15
to December 1 in organizing commit
tees and getting ready for actual work.
He furthermore believes that .the two
or three weeks preceding the holiday
recess w ill be wasted on Some pretext
or other, and that congress will not get
down to business before the second
week in January. In his opinion it
will be easy enough to drag out the dis
cussion of the railroad rate bill through
the entire long session, leaving no time
for a consideration of a tariff bill. This
being the situation, as he sees it, Mr.
Hansbrough has abandoned all bope of
having the tariff revised.
NO E IG H T-H O U R LAW ON C A N A L
European Nations Will Appoint En
gineers to Advise Commission.
Washington, April 11.— Chief En
gineer Wallace, of the Isthmian canal
commission, had an interview witli
Secretary Taft today, in which the con
ditions on the canal were discussed.
Afterwards Mr. Wallace met those
members of the commission who are in
the city. As to the right of the com
mission to employ labor for more than
eigh^hours per day, there is a belief
that the eight-hour law does not apply
to the canal zone.
Chief Engineer Wallace says that it
would very seriously impede work to
have the eight-hour law in effect dur
ing the construction of the canal.
would be impossible to make uniform
hours for all labor, because some labor
must be employed 12 hours, while 1 0
hours is the rule for most of the work
The session of the canal commission
today was devoted to an explanation of
existing conditions on the isthmus, en
gineering and otherwise, by Chief En
gineer Wallace, who attended the meet
ing as a commissioner for the first time.
Chairman Shonts is expected to be
present at the meeting tomorrow.
Put T o g o Between T w o Fires.
St. Petersburg, April 11.— There is
reason to believe that Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky’s entrance into the China
sea has been followed by orders for the
cruisers which have been ready for
some time at Vladivostok to put to sea.
Their appearance outside the roadsted
of Vladivostok w ill constitute a poten
tial threat against Admiral Togo’ s rear
which w ill compel the retention in or
dispatch of a number of fighting ships
to Japanese waters.
Togo seems to be actually placed be
tween two fires.
Japanese Minister Will Rest.
Washington, April 7.— Minister Ta-
kahira. of the Japanese legation, called
on Secretary Taft today and told him
that on account of the state of his
health he would be compelled to leave
Washington for a different climate.
He also states that there have been no
further developments toward a settle
ment of the war. The secretary and
the minister arranged to communicate
with each other in case anything hap-
pens to make it necessary.