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Issued Cadi Thursday
E S T A C A D A ....................OREGON
NEWS OF THE WEEK
I d a Condensed Form (or Our
A Return* o f the L e tt Important but
Not L e tt Interesting E.entt
o f the Paat Week.
A split lias occurred in the Russian
Chinese viceroys are
The British cabinet has announced
a step toward Irish home rule.
Germany still refuses to make con
cessions to France in Morocco.
The Hungarian parliament was dis
solved by force and w ill meet in defi
ance of the emperor.
The jury that acquitted Pat Crowe of
kidnaping has recsived several anonym
ous letters warning them to leave
Ex-Speaker Henderson has suffered
another paralytic stroke, which has de
prived him of hie sight. I t is believed
the end is near.
Of the total fund of $3,000,000 raised
throughout the world for suffering Rus
sians about $2,000,000 has been thus
FRAUD IN INDIAN TE R R IT O R Y.
M ISS R O O SE V E LT A W IFE.
Roosevelt Forbids the Quashing o f
Indictments in Case.
White House Wedding Takes Place
Washington, Feb. 20. — President
Roosevelt had taken a personal interest
in the charges of fraud and corruption
which are said to have occurred in
connection with the affaire of the Five
Civilised Tribee in the Indian terri
tory. But for hie intereference indict
ments against several persons alleged
to have been engaged in illegal prac
tices would have been quashed.
Now, however, under his orders, the
Interior department is pushing its in
vestigations with increased vigor, and
it is reliably stated that in the near
future a number of new indictments
will he reported against not only sev
eral men already indicted, but they
w ill also include a number of persons
whose names have not heretofoie been
brought into the case, including a high
government official in Washington.
When it became known to the presi
dent that the district attorney .for In
dian Territory had been instructed to
quash some indictments already found,
he immediately sent orders counter
manding this proposed action. He was
led to do this by Information received
by him that, after March 4, when the
tribal relations of the Five Civilixed
Tribes ceased, certain facts would be
put into hiB possession which would
strengthen the hands of the govern
ment in its efforts to bring to trial a
number of persons guilty of gross fraud
perpetrated against the Indians.
It is known that Secretary Hitchcock
has submitted to the president and
Attorney General Moody a special re
port dealing with the whole situation,
which gives such details as to make it
imperative for the government to act.
Washington, Feh. 18. — Alice Lee
Roosevelt, daughter of the president of
the United States, was married in the
white bouse at 12:13 o’clock yesterday
to Hon. Nicholas Locgworth, repre
sentative in congress from the First
The wedding was the largest and
most important ever celebrated in
America, a most distinguished assem
bly of guests being present.
The ceremony was performed by Rt.
Rev. Henry Yates Batterlee, bishop of
Washington, according to the ritee of
the Protestant Episcopal church, of
which the bride is a member.
The bride was unattended excepting
by her young aister, Ethel Roosevelt,
who held the bridal bouquet of orchidB
during the ceremony. Mr. Longwortb
had aa his beet man Mr. Thomas Nel
son Perkins, of Boston, a life-long friend
and college maté.
The ushers were
also hie personal frienda.
The bridal gown was one of the moat
beautiful ever worn by an American
bride, and waa entirely of American
manufacture. The material waa of ex
quisite brocade satin, made princess
style, with long court train of silver
and white brocade.
Rare point lace
waa used aa trimming and eoft effeete
were obtained by the use of chiffon and
tulle. A long tulle veil completely en
veloped the alight figure of the youth
ful bride. The veil waa fastened with
a wreath of orange blossoms an i the
brocade slippers had tulle hows caught
with orange blossom clusters.
wore as her only jewels the groom’ s
gift, a diamond necklace.
The ceremony and all events con
nected with it transpired exactly as
planned, the only incident which hap-
peued out of the ordinary being the
temporary indisposition of Mrs. Wayne
McVeigh, one of the distinguished
guests, who fainted just before the wed
ding party appeared.
No ceremony of a similar kind was
ever witnessed by so distinguished an
assembly. Personal representatives of
powers of the world and the most emi
nent representatives of America’s gov
ernment, high officials in every walk of
life, literary artistic and social lights,
captains of industry and many plain,
stalwart American citizens were pres
ent as guests. The brilliant uniforms
of the foreign ambassadors and minis
ters mingled with the gorgeous gowns
of the women and the dainty colors of
the floral decorations made the scene
am memorable one.
N ellie Grant Bartoris »aa the one
guest in whom greatest interest center
ed, she having been a white house bride
herself 32 years ago.
A buffet wedding breakfast was serv
ed to the 1,100 guests and the bride’ s
health drunk in wine a century old,
made by the groom’ s great grandfather,
whose name he hears.
I.a*e in the afternoon the bride and
groom entered an automobile and were
driven to the country home of Mr. and
Mrs. John R McLean, "Friendships,”
a few miles out of Washington.
Over 1,000 wedding gifts were show
ered on the fortunate young bride.
W hile their value has been greaty ex
aggerated, the fact remains that a small
fortune was expended in them.
fany, the New York jeweler, is said to
have filled more than $100,000 of or
ders for the occasion, and the Wash
ington jewelers had to Bend rush orders
to New York a week before the wedding
to replensih their stocks.
No bride of royalty has ever received
presents from so many crowned heads
or notable personages.
The king of
Bpain, kiDg of Italy, emperor of Ger
many, emperor of Austria, president of
France, empress of China, mikado of
Japan, republic of Cuba and Pope-Pius
X all remembered the young daughter
of the president, sending her rare wed
ding gifts through their representatives
at the capital, and with them their best
wishes for the happy life that will
surely be here.
A private cars awaits orders to carry
the couple 8outh after their honeymoon
at “ Friendship.”
The wedding trip
will not be a lengthy one, the groom's
duties in congress necessitating an early
return, hut later in the year a trip
abroad is planned.
G ERM ANY FEELS IN SU LTED .
The Interstate Commerce commission
has begun an investigation of oil rates
by railroads carrying oil from Kansas Chinese Minister at Washington Said
and Indian Territory.
to Have Talked T oo Freely.
The case of Missouri against I l l i
nois, wherein the right of Chicago to
divert its sewage into the Mississippi
river through the Chicago canal and
the Illinois river is questioned, has
been decided in favor of Illinois by the
Bupreme court of the United Btatea.
Fallieres has been inaugurated presi
dent of France.
John D. Rockefeller has purchased
the Wisconsin Central railroad.
Several quite severe earthquakes
have occurred in the West Indies.
One of the Rockefellers has just
bought a gold brick in the shape of a
The Chinese minister to the United
States denies that foriegners w ill be at
tacked by his people.
Fire among Duluth’s elevators
stroyed much property, including
000,000 bushels of wheat.
Castro is said to have all prepara
tions completed for war with France or
any other power that cares to show the
Venexuelan president his shortcomings
Two leaders of the miners’ union
have been arrested in Denver.
believed they were connected with the
murder of ex-Governor Stennenberg of
Pacific coast members of congress will
introduce a bill to prevent the mis
branding of salmon.
I t is not thought
Heyburn’s pure food bill w ill cover this
Bandits held up a party of American
and Mexican miners near Thomas,
Mexico. While they failed to get any
money, the outlaws escaped aftter k ill
ing three of the miners’ party.
Berlin, Feb. 20. — A sensation has
resulted in diplomatic circles here from
the cabling of what purports to be an
interview at Washington with the Chi
nese minister to the United States, Sir
Chentung Liang Cheng, in which the
latter is quoted as saying:
“ Since the dawn of your civilisation
the Germans have been disturbers of
the peace and repose of other people
and nations within what is now the
Christian domain. They Beetn always
discontented with what they have.
Their energy appears to demand the
whole world in which to bustle."
The Chinese minister is then said to
have intmiated tiiat the present discon
tent in China iB due to German meas
ures and German plots, and is alleged
to have further intimated that tlje Ger
man government or its agents is giving
support to the revolutionary movement
which has for its object the overthrow
of the present reigning dynasty Jn
This is absolutely and emphatically
denied here, but none of the members
of the Foreign office wonld discuss the
matter until the authenticity of the al
leged interview could be substantiated.
It is understood that a long cable dis
patch was received from Baron von
Sternberg, German ambassador to the
United States, Sunday, bearing on the
subject. I f it should prove that the
statement of Sir Liang Cheng can be
subatantiated, there is a possibility
that China w ill be asked to disavow
The Iowa honse has parsed a bill
prohibiting the discharge of revolvers,
firecrackers and other explosives on
There is a movement for congress to
demand reform in the Congo state.
The Philadelphia A Reading Coal
company experts by April 1 to have
enough coal on hand to last until next
There are rumors of mediation in the
Great Britain mav eetalish a national
system of old age pensions.
The Austrian government will crush
Hungarian liberty and a rebellion is
sure to follow.
The Btrandard Oil company is soon
to be prosecuted under the trust law.
Salem — The anti-pass law initiated
by the People’s Power league is minus
an enacting clause, and is therefore
The constitution expressly provides
that all laws initiated by the people
shall contain the enacting clause, "B e
it enacted by the people of the state
of Oregon.” The copy of the bill filed
with the secretary of state has no such
The discovery was made when Secre
tary Dunbar sent the bill to the state
printer, preparatory to having 100,000
copies printed for distribution among
the voters of the state.
Attorney General Crawford says the
secretary of state cannot permit any one
to correct this defect, because each of
the 8,000 or more petitioners signed
the bill in its present form. He rules
that the secretary has no authority to
change it or to allow any one else to
amend it, but that he must submit it
as it came to him from the petitioners.
The supreme court has held in the
case of the state vs. Wright, 14th Ore
gon, page 376, that the deliberate omis
sion of an enacting clause is a fatal de
The discovery of this error brought
to light the fact that there is no enact
ing clause or formal declaration of any
kind on any of the bills for amend
ments to the state constitution, for
which petitions are on file.
plies to the woman’s suffrage amend
ment, as well as to the amendments
submitted by the People’ s Power league.
It has not been determined whether
this omission makes the amendments
void or not.
The officials are looking up authori
ties. No authority has been found to
allow the secretary of state to refuse to
submit a measure to a vote of the peo
ple, even though it may contain defects
which make it void on its face, provid
ed the bill or amendment comes to him
with the proper number of signatures.
Salem— The numerous filings that
have been made on the waters of rivers
and mountain streams for power pur
poses in this state daring the past year,
have awakened interest in the ques
tion of the electrical possibilities of-
Many of the power projects have good
financial backing. The majority of the
recent filings, indeed, are said to eman
ate from the same source.
The doctrine of beneficial use which
it is desired to apply to tne waters in
ail streams of Oregon is responsible for
much of the activity displayed of late.
As the law stands, any one can file on
water for power purposes, and by doing
a small amount of work each year can
prevent any one else from appropriat
ing or using the water. This rule ap
plies to irrigation and a movement is
on foot to change the law so that no
man can appropriate more water for ir
rigation purposes than he can put to
good use. State regulation of the flow
and distribution of all waters is fast be
coming a principle of law in all the arid
land states. To regulate abuses and
prevent their repetition, the leading
waterusers are preparing to urge numer
ous changes in the law, so that the
ownership of the waters in ail streams
and lakes shall vest in the state, for
the use and benefit of the people.
If this iB done, it w ill be necessary
to make careful surveys and measure
the flow of all streams that the water
may be equitably distributed.
Ask for Pool in Wool.
McMinnville — The Yam hill Live
stock association has e.ected the follow
ing officers: President, William Dil-
erst; vice president, John Redmand;
secretary, M. B. Hendrick; treasurer,
W. 8. Link; directors, W illiam Gun
ning, John Eborall, R. O. Jones, Amos
Nelson and D. A . Walker. A t the last
meeting oi the association a resolution
was passed recommending that the
trustees set April 7 as the date for sell
ing the mohair pool. It was also rec
ommended that a wool pool be formed
by the Yam hill growers.
Work on Bald Mountain.
Sumpter— Allen & Reilly, owners of
the Sunnybrook group, in the Bald
Mountain district, are preparing to de
velop their property as Boon as snow
disappears. V er^ rich ore was taken
from tbo claim in the fall, and gave
big returns from treatment. The dis
covery was so late in the fall that the
locators had to satisfy themselves with
the necessary assessment operations.
Bessler A Dunne, owners of an adjoin
ing group known as the Gold Nugget,
have prosecuted development of their
property almost all winter.
Land for Reservoir Site.
Washington— The secretary of the in
terior lias finally withdrawn land for
the Cold Spring reservoir site in con
nection with the Umatilla irrigation
project in Eastern Oregon, the land ly
ing in townships 4 and 5 north, ranges
29 and 30 east.
Persons who have
made entry of any land embraced in
this reservoir site prior to the prelim
inary withdrawal, August 16 last, and
have not acquired vested rights, will
lose their land through the cancellation
Big Crops in Umatilla,
of their entries.
Pendleton— Umatilla county farmers
however, w ill pay for any improve
are looking forward to an unusually
ments they may have made.
good yield of wheat this year. I t ie re
ported irora the country near Helix
Will Show How Alfalfa Grows.
M cMinnville — H. E. Lonnsbury, that the indications in that country
traveling freight agent of the Southern could scarcely be very much better.
Pacific company, has purchased for the The grain is iu better shape now than
company five acres near McMinnville, for several years at this season.
W O U LD C LE A R TH E S IT U A T IO N . fo be used as an experiment for growing ground has plenty of moisture, and a
al'alla, with the hope of promoting frost would not do any great amount of
Revolution In Wenezuela May Occur, dairying interests.
Numerous other damage should the temperature take
tracts of land throughout the valley another drop.
Says M. Taigny.
Paris, Feb. 20.— M. Taigny, the ex-
Alexander, of Equitable fame, is ser French charge d’ affaires at Caracas, in
an interview with' the Matin’ s corres
pondent at Liverpool, said that the
A Moroccan gunboat has fired on a unanimity of the diplomats in Vene
zuela against his expulsion was a great
I t is now said that John D. Rocke surprise to President Castro, who until
the last moment bad relied on the
feller is in Europe.
moral support of a certain power.
Pat Crowe has been acquitted of kid
M. Taigny, according to the corres
naping and w ill now be tried for car
pondent, is convinced that a revolu
tionary movement for the overthrow of
John A . McCall
slightly improved, President Castro is prep-ring. He had
bnt his physicians say be cannot stand been approached by several of the revo
many sinking spells.
lutionary leaders during his sojourn in
Venezuela, hut owing to hie position as
Exports of American agricultural ma
representative of France he was obliged
chinery to Russia this spring will
to hold aloof from politics.
amount to fully $25,00,000.
In M . Taigny’ s opinion, the corre
The governor of West Virginia may spondent adds, a revolution would clear
call a special session of the legislature up the present awkward situation in
to consider the railroad rate problem. Venezuela.
The senate committee on territories
has agreed on a bill prohibiting gamb
ling in all territories, including Alaska.
Bill to Restrict Giving o f Free Rides Numerous Filings on Oregon Streams
Recorded at Salem.
by Railways Not Properly Drawn.
Eight-Hour Day the Issue.
New York, Feb. 20.— John Mitchell
ami his associates on the anthracite
miners’ subcommittee, today finished
their work of preparing'proposals for
an agreement in the hope that they
w ill meet with the coal operators’ sub
It is practically certain
that the miners will make a firm de
mand for the eight-hour day for all
men employed about the mines. One
of the miners’ representatives paid to
day that the eight-hour question was
more important to the men than any
other demand mentioned.
China Wants the Cash.
Mexico City, Feb. 2 0 .--The Mexiran
Poatotfice department has endeavored
to perfect arrangements with the Chi
nese government whereby a packet post
and postal money order business coaid
be established for mutual benefit of
both countries, and especially in aid of
the Chinese subjects here who make
continuous remittances to China, but
the reply is that, as China does not be
long to the postal union, nothing can
lie dune, end It ie intimated that China
prefer* direct shipments of cash to that
Should serious tronle occur in China
the government is almost sure to call
for volunteers and the nationl guard of
Oregon, Washington and California
w ill likely have the first show.
ent plans of the government contem
Fire Sweeps Rutland.
plate placing 33,000 troops in the
Philippines, ami as our standing army
Rutland, Vt., Feb. 20. — Six of the
is only a trifle over 00,000, including largest and moat valuable business
artillery, volunteer* almost have to lie blocks in the financial district of Rut
land were destroyed by a fire that for
The government investigation of the several hoars threatened to wipe out
Valencia disaster tends to show cow the city, and Imt for a fortunate shift
shift in the wind which aided the fire
ardice on the part of the “ rescuing"
fighters and the arrival of engine com
I n L
panies from Whitehall, N. Y ., it is
Every large colliery In the anthracite likely that the entire bnsineet section
district is accumulating a large reserve would have been demolished. As it is,
of coal in anticipation of a strike on the damage is pieced at $700,000.
Russian Town Aflame.
The United States government has
Kief, Russia, Feb. 20.— An anti-
refused concessions to Uermany to get
Jewish riot bmke oat today at Vietka,
a town of A,000 inhabitants
The Virginia legislators is consider Gomel.
A large pert of the town i*
ing a 2-rent a mile bill, the house ha\> in flamee, and troopt have been sent
la f already pass it.
I there from Gomel.
have lieen purchased by the Southern
Indians Want Lands.
Pacific tor the same purpose.
Pendleton— About 25 Indians, mem
company will furnish the seed together
with a supply of land plaster and inoc bers of the Columbia river tribe, have
ulated soil from successful alaflfa fields made formal application to join the
Uinatillas and share in the allotments
in other parts of the state.
of the reservation, claiming that they
are of the same tribe and failed to come
Wasco Willing to Help.
The Dalles— That Wasco county will in with them when the allotments were
join with the other counties of the state made several years ago, preferring to
and the board of trade of Portland in stay with the Columbia river tribe.
advertising Oregon was determined by
lie county court after the recent meet
ing of business men of this city and a
delegation from Hood River at the
Commercial club parlors, called to con
fer with the county court and J. B.
Labor, secretary of the Portland board
of trade. A resolution asking the court
to appropriate $1,000 for the purpose
was adopted, and the court authorised
Cost for Month S664.
Portland— It cost $664.29 to conduct
the Beys’ and Girls’ Aid society in
January, and the bills were ordered
paid at the February meeting of the
hoard of trustees.
Gardner reported that 26 children were
received and 33 disposed of during the
month. The number of children in tiie
society’ s care February 1 was 46. One
family living in Tillamook county took
three children, brothers and sister.
The family is well to do.
Will Start in 60 Days.
Eugene— The deeds transfering the
Eugene Woolen mille from Wilbur A
Wright, of Union, Or., to the Salem
company, headed by T. B Kay, which
recently acquired the property, have
lieen signed in Salem and Emil Koppe,
who is to be tbs resident manager of
the plant, has arrived. Manager Koppe
has already begun to make improve
ments at the mill, and expects to have
it in operation in 60 days.
brick and concrete pit ker house w ill be
T o Develop Coal Mines.
Eugene— The Spencer Butte Coal A
Petroleum company has been incorpor
ated here, with $100,000 capital. The
incorporators aze: J. W. Zimmerman,
0 . F. Mitchell, W. J. Williams and 8.
E. Stevens, of Eugene, and|I. W. Love,
of Portland. The company has a coal
prospect ten miles southwest ol Eugene,
which it will at once begin to develop
on an extenstve scale.
Later on oil
prospects w ill be bored.
Approp iationa for Chcmawa.
Washington— The Indian appropria
tion hill ahont to be reported will carry
$116,200 for the Chemawa Indian
school, including $4 000 for a new
bakery and $10,000 for a viaduct to
erase the railroad track*, which run
through the school grounds. The lat
ter improvement it intended to insure
the safety of papil* in passing the rail
Much Freight From Dallas.
Dallas— Twenty cars of lumber were
billed out of Dallas in a single day re
cently, besides several cars of sparB and
piling. The mills here and at Falls
City have a combined output of from
10 to 20 cars daily. The freight service
on alternate days w ill soon give way
as the Southern Pacific has promised a
daily freight train.
P O R TL A N D M AR K E TS .
Wheat— Club, 69070c; blueatem, 70
@71c; red, 66067c; valley, 72c.
Oats— No. 1 white, feed, $28029
gray, $27.50028.50 per ton.
Barley— Feed, $23.50024 per ton;
brewing, $240 24.50; railed, $24025.
Buckwheat— $2 25 per cental.
Hay— Eastern Oregon timothy, $13
014 per ton; valley timothy, $809;
clover, $7.5008; cheat, $ 6 07 ; grain
Fruits— Apples, $102.50 per box;
cranberries, $12.50014.50 per barrel.
Vegetables— Cabbage, 1 *4 0 2 c per
pound; cauliflower, $1.9002 per crate;
celery, $4 per crgte; sprouts, 61407c
per pound; squash, l H 0 1 H c
pound; tnrnips, 9Oc0$l a sack; car
rots, 65 0 75c per sack; beets, 8 5 c0 $ l
Onions— Oregon, No. 1. $1.1001.25
a sack; No. 2, 7Oc0$l a sack.
Potatotes— Fancy graded Burbanks,
60065c per hundred; ordinary, nom
inal; sweet potatoes, 2 '4 @ 2H c per
Butter — Fancy creamery, 2714030c
Eggs— Oregon ranch, 16017c per
Poultry— Average old hens, 13014c
per pound; mixed chickens, 1214013c;
broilers, 19020c; young roosters, 120
121%c; old roosters, 10011c; dressed
chickens, 14015c; turkeys, live. 160
17c; turkeys. ilrtamd, choice 18020c;
geese, live, 9c; geese, dressed, 12014c;
Hops— Oregon, 1905, choice, 100
1014c; prime, 8>409c; medium, 708c;
Wool— Eastern Oregon average bset,
16021c; valley, 24026c per ponnd;
mohair, choice, 30c per ponnd.
Beef— Dressed balls, 2021%* ponnd;
cows, 3 1* 0 4 H * per ponnd; country
fancy, 8 H 0 9 c
per ponnd; ordinary, 4 0 5 c; lambs, 8
Veal— Dressed, 3 H A S H * per ponnd.
Pork— Dressed, 608c per ponnd
AMERICA 18 READY
Many Troops and War Vessels
Close to China.
MOVEMENTS MADE WITH SECRECY
M ore T roops in Philippines Than Any
Time Since Pacification o f
Washington, Feb. 17. — It has been
decreed by the administration that,
come what may, American live* and
American property in China shall be
protected, even if it becomes necessary
to resort to arms. Guided by the ex
periences of the Boxer outbreak of
1900, this government is quietly mo
bilizing a small army in the P h ilip
pines, within easy reach of Chinese
ports, and is maintaining a fair-sized
fleet ol war vessels especially adapted
to service in the rivers that reach im
portant Chinese strongholds.
It is a fact that there are more
troops in the Philippines than at any
time since the pacification of the P h il
ippines. There are now ou the way to
the islands two additional regiments of
infantry and two batteries of artillery.
As shown by the records of the War
department, the military strength in
the Philippines today includes four full
regiments of infantry, in addition to
two companies of engineers and three
companies of the signal corps.
troops for the most part are in easy
reach of Manila, and a comparatively
large force could be landed on Chinese
soil on very short notice and Btill leave
an adequate garrison in the Philippines.
To supplement the land force is , the
Philippine fleet, which includes the
hattlesbips Ohio, Wisconsin and Ore
gon, the last-named under orders to re
turn to this country.
I t is found,
however, that the Oregon may not be
able to undergo repairs at Puget round
*or four or five months, and it may be
determined to retain her in the Orient,
at least until the Chinese disturbances
blows over or comes to a head. In ad
dition, there .are the cruisers Balti
more, Cincinnati, Concord and Ral
eigh, the monitors Monadnock and
Monterey, the gunboats Helena and
Wilmington and a number of smaller
gunboats, which were captured from
Bpain and brought into the United
S T A N D S BY E X C LU S IO N LAW .
Fulton Declares Boycott Cannot Ac
complish Its Repeal.
H E YB U R N ’S D R ASTIC B ILLS.
Would Stop Creating Reserves and
O rder General Survey.
Wauhington, D. C., Feb. 16.— Sena
tor Heyburn is going after the presi
dent’ s forest reserve policy again. To
day he introduced a b ill far more dras
tic than anything be baa heretofore at
I t prohibits farther with
drawals oi public land for forest reserve
purposes in Idaho, and stipulates that
where land has heretofore been with
drawn, and has not been created into
forest reserves, it shall immediately be
restored to the public domain. It also
provides that no reserve or withdrawal
made lor forestry purposes in Idaho
shall include sections 16 or 36, title to
which was in the United States at the
date of the admission of Idaho into the
It further stipulates that no
forest reserves shall be created in Idaho
to include land heretofore classified aa
The effect of this bill, if enacted,
would be absolutely to put a stop to
forest reserve extension in Idaho, but,
like Mr. Heyburn’ s other forestry
bills, it w ill not pass.
Mr. Heyburn also introduced a bill
appropriating $100,000 for the survey
of all unsurveyed public land in Idaho.
Mr. Heyburn says Idaho’s development
ie being retarded by reason of the fact
that only one-third of the state has
been surveyed. Furthermore, the lack
of surveys makes it impossible for the
state to perfect many of its selections
made under various special grants.
CH INESE A T T A C K M ISSIO N.
Viceroys N ow jT ak e Lead in Enmity to
London, Feb. 16.— The correspondent
at Shanghai of the Standard telegraphs
News has reached here of another at
tack on a foreign mission at Nganking,
province of Nganhwei, on the left hank
of the Yangtse Kiang-river. No lose of
life is reported.
Yesterday an attempt was made here
by a trusted Chinese rervant to murder
the secretary of the French municipal
council while he was asleep. The at
tempt was frustrated and the assailant
Many of the great provincial viceroys
are displaying a marked anti-foreign
attitude, which they would hardly dare
so openly to assume unleia
thought that Pekin approved their con
In the foreign settlements of
treaty ports efforts are being made
quietly to recover privileges granted to
In some quarters Japan is believed
to view the possibility of armed inter
vention being necessary with equanim
ity, since it would provide her with oc
casion to obtain from China ^hat she
failed to exact from Russia.
In Shanghai two additional com
panies of volunteers are being raised.
It is reported that the Municipal coun
cil favors strengthening the Bikh police
force by 500 men. Unfortunately, it is
at this juncture that it has been decid
ed to reduce the British China squad
Washington, Feb. 17. — In response
to a request for his views on the Chi
nese boycott, Senator Fulton today
made the following answer:
The real purpose of the Chinese en
gaged in the boycott of American goods
is to secare the repeal of the exclusion
law. No doubt the manner in which
HE BLAM ES TH E G RAFTERS.
the law has been enforced has in some
instances given just cause for com
Rojestvensky Says Bad Shipbuilding
plaint, and tended to intensify and ac
Caused His Defeat.
celerate the growing resentment en
gendered by the law, but the real ani
St. Petersburg, Feb. 16. — “ Perhaps
mus is opposition to the law as a whole I am guilty to some extent for our de
and the purpose is to enforce its repeal. feat, and perhaps my subordinates did
To that we cannot accede. I t is of great not do all they might have done, bnt
interest and concern to us that cordial at all events we who have fonght the
and friendly relations with China shall battles were not thieves,” said Admiral
be maintained and our trade and com Rojestvensky, who addressed the Im
merce with her increased, but, if such perial Technical society yesterday even
conditions can only be purchased by ing upon the causes of the defeat of the
sacrificing the rights and imperiling Russians at the battle of the Sea of
the welfare of Americaan labor, the Japan.
price is greater than we can afford to
The admiral made no specifications
regarding rascality in the construction
We must not repeal or substantially or equipment of the ships, but he com
modify the present exclusion law. So mented at length upon the destrnctive
to do would work great hardship on force of the heavj Japanese shells,
and be unpardonable injustice to our which, when they only exploded in the
own wage earners. We of the Pacific water near the Russian veeeels, cracked
coast have learned in the school of ex their plates and opened great leaks,
perience how serious a menace to the while those which hit the Russian
peace, prosperity and morals of the ships squarely were as destructive as
community is a large influx of Chinese mines.
coolies and we w ill never consent to
A young lieutenant during the dis
legislation making such
conditions cussion attempted to lay the blame on
Beet Sugar Industry.
submarine boats, but the admiral de
Washington, Feb. 19. — A prelim i again possible.
nied that submarine boats or mines
nary statistical report of the beet sugar
were used during the engagement.
industry for the year ending December
Wood May Command in China.
31, 1904, issued today by the CensiiB
Ban Fiancisco, Feb. 17.— The United
bureau, shows that industry has in States army transport Sherman sailed
Must Pay Wages fo r Shut-Down.
creased 225.6 per cent in the number today for Honolulu, Guam and the
Warsaw, Russian Poland, F'eh. 16.—
of pounds of sugar produced and 231.2 Philippines, with 100 cabin passengers, Considerable comment has beea caused
in the value of the products increase a few troops and 4,000 tons of military by the judgment of the communal court
since the censns of 1900.
The total supplis.
tmong the passengers were at Widzewo, near Loris, ordering the
number of pounds of sugar, granulated Major Generals Brooke and Weston, Coates Thread factory to pay the wages
and raw, produced in 1904 was 531,- the latter going to Manila under sealed of 800 employes daring the ten weeks
335,294, and the vaine of this product orders. In army circles it is surmised the factory was closed.
was $23,924,602. In 1904 there were that General Brooke may succeed Gen shut down November 30 and a shortage
51 sugar beet factories, and 31 in II 00. eral Leonard Wood in rase the latter of coal was given as the reason for do
should be ordered to China.
Colonel ing so. The conrt in rendering judg
China is Buying Munitions.
William S. Patten also sailed on the ment said it was not lack of coal, bnt
Berkeley, Cal., Feb. 19.— Professor Sherman.
the high price of coal which induced
John Freyer, head of the department of
the closing, and found that this was
Oriental language of the State univer
not a good reason.
Gunboats Sent to Canton.
sity, this morning announced that in
San Francisco, Feb. 17. — Officers of
persuing a copy of a Chinese newspaper the Doric bring news of the dispatch of
Hundreds Are Dead.
he learned the startling news of the two British gunboats to Canton inat
Guayaquil, Feb. 16. — Passengers
preparations the empire is making for before their departure from the Orient. from the province of Esmeraldas, in
the conflict believed to be impending. The gnnboats Moorhen and Sandpiper, the extreme northeastern part of Ecua
He informed the university etndenta lying at Samsbni, steamed up to Can dor, who arrived here today, report
that this paper aratea that the Chinese ton under secret orders.
When the that earthquake shocks were felt there
government lias ordered a million small Doric left Shanghai, it was reported January 31, and that several towns in
arms and 100 cannon from manufactur there had been an uprising in Snnning the provinces of Esmeraldas and Man
er* in Germany, in preparation for the district, near Canton, and the magis aba were seriously damaged.
A t Es
threatened war with foreign powers.
trate and many people killed. Rebels meraldas city several honses collapsed,
bed gathered in force and were march including the government house. Dur
Famine Fund Cabled to Japan.
ing on Sunning city.
Inhabitants of ing eight days 26 shocks were felt at
Washington. Feb. 19.— Up to noon the district were fleeing to Macao.
The Colombian village
today Charlea Hallam Keep, treasurer
of Gnaceda also was inundated hy a
of the American National Red Croes,
Will Receive Famine Aid.
tidal wave, and 200 people drovned.
had received, in response to President
San Francisco. Feb. 17.— Judge Mor
contributions row, president 01 the California branch
Believe Fire Und?r Control.
amounting to $11,421, to be expended of the American National Red Cross,
Honolulu, Feb. 16. — Water is now
for the relief of the famine stricken ha* made an announcement stating that being pnmped only at intervale into the
provinces of Japan.
Ten thousand in accordance with the appeal of Presi
hold of the steamer Texan, whoee cargo
dollar* collected by the Christian Her dent Roeevelt of February 13 for aid for
took fire the other day while the veeeel
ald. of New York, was cabled February the thousands of persons on the verge
was lyiag at her dock. It is now be
15 by the State department to Japan, of starvation in Northern Japan hy lieved that the fire ie under eafe con
to be used immediately.
reason of the famine existing there, the trol, and the agenta of the vessel ray
public is informed that the California that they expect that ell her lime w ill
Stevens Ends Blockade.
branch of the American National Red be slaked by tomorrow and that they
Panama, Feb. 19.— Efforts to relieve Cram w ill receive contributions.
w ill then be able to discharge cargo.
congestion of the Panama railroad have
They think that the hall of the veeeel
apparently succeeded. Chief Engineer
Progressive American Consul.
la not damaged.
Stevens informed the Asecciated Preee
Prague, Feb. 17. — The American
renter,lay that no through freight wee consulate established today a depart
First Year Men Must Study.
delaved on the isthmna during the ment for commercial information.
Cambridge, Mam.. Feb. 16. — The
lest 24 bonr*.
Dockage facilities at Consul Ledonx explained th e ‘ task of
Harvard athletic committee voted to
LaBoca era being improved, end it the institution to many merchants,
night to cuacar with Yale and Prince
i* expected present wharfage rapacity who declared it would greatly increase
ton in no agreement excluding flrat-
ill be doubled within the next four the respect ire exporta and imports of
year men end graduate student# of all
the count nee internets 1.
department* from university athletics.