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NEWS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
ka, have protested to Washington,
claiming to have been robbed of their
lands by agents.
The Kocky Mountain Bell Telephone
company will spend $500,000 on new
lines in Utah, Idaho, Montana and
Wyoming in 1905.
A commission has been appointed to
decide the dispute on international
rivers. The waterways in question are
the Rio Grande and Colorado on the
south and the Milk river on the north.
TO HEAR ALL SIDES
Senate Committee Will Consider
NEW BILL IS TO BE PREPARED
Cador Powell has assunftd office as
marshal at Nome, Alaska, pending in
A Resume o f the Less Im p o rta n t but
T w o M o n th s W ill Be D evoted to H e a r
An unknown malady is killing many
N o t Less In terestin g Events
ing Testim ony o f E xp e rts
people at Tonopah, the new mining
o f the Past W e e k .
on Q uestion.
camp cf Nevada. Hundreds aie fleeing
from the dsitrict to escape the disease.
Japan haB been called upon to pun
Nevada state health officers report ish Formosans who murdered eight
conditions improving at Tonopah, the 1 American Bailors.
new mining camp.
Four beef trust officials have been
The senate committee on interstate
commerce has commenced its hearings indicted by the Federal grand jury at
Chicago for spiriting a witness away.
on railway legislation.
Both parties in the Chicago strike
Commissioner Garfield is holding
night sessions examining into Standard refuse to confer and the employers have
adopted a plan by which they hope to
Oil methods in Kansas.
John A. Benson will have to stand
trial in Washington on land fraud
President Roosevelt has left Okla
charges, the United States supreme homa for Colorado.
He may be in
court having * denied his right to be duced to c„me on to Portland and at
tried in California.
tend the fair.
Chicago teamsters' symnathizers have
The two hostile fleets in Asiatic wa
mobbed the negro drivers for Mont ters have not yet come together, but
gomery, Ward & Co., and other dis they are fast approaching each other
turbances are daily occurring in con and a battle is expected at any time.
nection with the strike.
It is said the interned Russian ships
The supreme court of the United
States has decided the case involving are preparing for a dash from Shanghai
the removal of George W. Beavers from and China will be unable to prevent it,
Brooklyn to Washington against Bea as she has no war vessels near.
vers, holding him subject t) removal.
General Dragomiroff urges the czar
The preliminary legal battle is on at [ to continue the war, saying that in
Portland in connection with the land four yeais Japan’ s resou.ces will be ex
fraud cases. Hermann, Mitchell, Wil- hausted and she will then be at the
ilamson and the smaller offenders are mercy of Rsssia.
The Japanese are sending large forces
all in attendance! at Judge Bellinger’s
court. The best legal talent of the against Vladivostok.
Btate is arrayed against Prosecutor
Representative Jonee, of Washing-
lleney and they will be augmented ton, expresses the opinion that Santo
later by some of the best lawyers of the I Dominog is not capable of governing
herselt and internal strife will continue
Chicago will own the city's car lines until some government takes charge.
within three months.
Edwin H. Morgan, of Aurora, N. Y.,
Carnegie will soon distribute $12,- has (teen appointed United States min
500,000 among 50 colleges in 17 states. ister to Corea.
Minturn, a small Colorado mining
town, has been practically wiped out
B U TC H ER S DENO UN C E PACKERS
Bids have just been opened by the N ew Y o r k T ra d e U p in A rm s A bout
Navy department for the construction
Advance in B eef.
of three cruiisers.
New York, April 15.— Prices of all
Indiana’ s anti-cigarette law is in kinds of meat have begun to rise in
force and a cigarette cannot be pur New York because of a reported in
chased in the state.
creased cost to dealers of about 2 cents
Further violence on the part of the 1 a pound. This advance >n dressed beef
strikers has ended [ieace conferences on by the packers means a corresponding
increase of from 4 to 6 cents per pound
the Chicago teamsters’ strike.
at retail on the average grade of sir
The revivalists who have just left
loin steaks, porterhouse steaks and
Portland and gone to Seattle say the
prime ribs of roast beef.
latter city is the purer of the two.
Retail dealers say they received
Russia accuses British ships of spy ! notice of the first advance ten days
ing on the movements of the Baltic | ago, but postponed an advance to their
fleet and reporting to the Japanese.
However, on receiving
Omaha retailers have had the price j notice of a further raise next week it
of beef raised on them. They are now was found necessary to make a change
paying $15 to $20 more per carcass I*in retail prices.
Meetings of the Retail Butchers’
than they were two weeks ago.
1 and Meat Dealers' Protective associa-
A nmber of Chicago beef trust wit ■ tion will be held in all boroughs to
nesses have fled to Canada and their take action. The Brooklyn branch of
wires have been summoned before the | the association already has met and
grand jury to tell what they know.
discussed the situaiton.
The Ruseian army is retreating to tailers bitterly denounced the packers,
who were alleged to be taking concerted
action. It was declared that while the
Another earthquake in India has advance of wholesale prices was attrib
wrecked two towns.
uted to falling off in supplies of cattle
The Russian fleet has changed its at the Chicago stock yards, no such
falling off had taken place, and that
course and gone eastward to coal.
the raising of prices was entirely un
Bloody disturbances are expected justified.
throughout Russia on May day.
Paul Jones’ body has been found in
Paris and will be brought home for
G ran d Trunk S tation B urned.
Durand, Mich., April 18. — Fire to
night destroyed the Grand Trunk union
The cxar has announced his inten
station here, in which are located the
tion of revising the land laws in order
general offices of the road di vs1^ west
to quiet the peasants.
of Port Huron. The building was new
The Winnebago Indians, in Nebras-! and was valued at $125,000.
Washington, April 15. — Railroad
rate legislation and kindred topics will
again be brought prominently to the
attention of the public with the meet
ings here, beginning Monday, of the
senate committee on interstate com
merce, which will assemble for the
purpose of ventilating the subject in a
manner more thorough than any here
tofore on record. The meeting will be
held in the committee’s rooms at the
capitol and will be public. Senator
Elkins, of West Virginia, will preside.
The Republican members are Cullom,
Illinois; Aldrich, Rhode Island; Kean,
New Jersey; Dolliver, Iowa; Foraker,
Ohio; Clapp, Minnesota; and Millard,
Nebraska. The Democrats are Till
man, South Carolina; McLaurin, Mis
sissippi; Carmack, Tennessee; Foster,
Louisiana; and Newlands, Nevada.
As a basis of consideration, the
Esch-Townsend bill, passed by the
house at the last session, will be ex
pected to serve. The committee had
the measure before it many days before
the adjournment of the last congrses
and was urged to put it on its passage.
Arguments were advanced, however,
protesting against hasty action because
of the alleged radical character of this
measure, and the importance of the in
and Senator Foraker were among those
who advocated delay, and the commit
tee, near the close of the session, after
much time had been devoted to hear
ings, reported to the senate a resolu
tion authorizing it to continue the
hearings during the recess.
authority was granted and Monday's
meeting will be the initial meeting
under that authority.
Although the house committee on in
terstate commerce, which evolved the
Each bill, took sufficient testimony to
fill several large volumes, and although
the senate committee was not idle in
that regard, the investigation of the
subject now imminent promises to be
most exhaustive. Both sides, in fact
many sides, of the case will be heard.
S H O N T S IS T O BE C H IE F .
S e c re ta ry T a ft Says H e W ill W o rk
W ith Panam a C om m ission.
New York, April 18. — Secretary of
War Taft, who is here to attend'the
annual meeting of the directors of the
Panama railroad company in this city
tomorrow, had this to say tonight on
the affairs of the railroad company:
“ The meeting will result in a com
plete reorganization of the company.
The government is now in control of
It is absolutely essential
for the United States to control the
affairs of the company in the work of
constructing the canal. We desire the
affairs of the road conducted in har
mony with the commission which will
have charge of the general construction
“ With this end in view, the directors
of the Panama railroad company at
the meeting will elect Theodore P.
Shonts, the new chairman of the Pana
ma canal commission, president of the
Panama railroad company.
“ With Mr. Shonts at the head of the
company it is certain that its affairs
will be conducted most satisfactorily.
His experience as a practical railroad
man will enable him to operate the
railroad just as the Panama canal com
mission may desire while the work of
the construction is in progress. The
entire official board of the company
will be comprised of either members of
the commission or men who are inter
ested in the work of constructing the
- “ By official l>oard I mean the officers
and directors of the company.
“ We expect to have this road in
readiness at the time the work of the
canal construction begins and managed
in a manner so as to facilitate this
W H E E L S B L O C K E D IN IT A L Y .
R ailw ay S trik e M ay Extend to O th e r
Fo rm s ot Industry.
Rome, April 18.— Every railway line
throughout Italy is tied up this morn
ing as a result of the strike among the
employes, who are dissatisfied with
wages and hours of labor. The strike
is expected to spread to all of the large
industries in the several cities, and be
fore it is ended bloodshed is likely to
The strike started in Naples, and a
few minutes afterward the heads of
labor unions wired to every subordinate
organization telling them to notify their
members to stop work at midnight.
The order was literally obeyed and not
a wheel is turning this morning, al
though the officials of the roads allege
they will have them in operation be
fore the end of the day.
All the station clerks and office em
ployes have been ordered to report to
the station masters to aid in moving
Bank Robbed in S igh t o f C ro w d .
B urned S to re s T o o S oo n.
Churubusco, Ind., April 15. — Six
men today robbed the private bank of
Oscar Gandy A Co. of $2,000.
Gandy, wife of the banker, was shot in
the neck by one of the robbers, all of
whom escaped. Three explosions set
off in wrecking the safe brought a num
ber of persons to the scene. The rob
bers on guard, armed with rifles,
warned them not to approach the build
ing, and fired a number of shots to
frighten those who came too near. Af
ter securing the money, the robbers
escaped in a buggy.
London, April 18.— A dispatch from
St. Petersburg to a news agency reports
that General Linievitch has issued an
order forbidding officials of the com
missariat to burn stores here prema
turely and reproving officials in cases
that have already occurred. The order
directs that storehouses be destroyed
hereafter only hy permission of the
commanders of army corps and divis
ions. The Telegraph’s correspondent
at Tokio reports that the Japanese re
covered 200 of the 500 Russian guns
abandoned in the retreat from Mukden.
P re p a rin g fo r Long S ieg e.
O p ened by the P resident.
Tokio, April 15.— It is reported here
that the Russians are continually rein
forcing the garrison at Vladivostok and
that the work of strengthening the
fortress is constantly progressing. It
is said that the plans of the Russians
contemplate a garrison numbering 100,-
000 men, with 600 guns. Many addi
tional batteries, redoubts, barriers, and
pits are in course of construction and
enormous stores of ammunition are be
ing accumulateli. The Russians, it is
said, have equipped their fortress to
withstanding a siege.
New York, April 18. — With Presi
dent Roosevelt as the chief guest and
leading educators from all sections of
the United States among the speakerr,
the next general season of the National
Educational association, which will be
held in Asbnrv Park, and Ocean Grove,
N. J., next July, promises to be the
most notable in the association’ s his
The meetings will begin Mon
day, July 3, and continue five days. An
elaborate program has been completed.
President Roosevelt will deliver the
principal address of the meeting.