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NEW S T A R IN U N IO N .
C R YIN G FOR H ARVESTERS.
President Signs Statehood
Makes It a Law.
Unemployed Men fo r Kansas Grain
Fields Hard to Find.
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
ta i irniènti Form for 0
M g Beaten
A Resuma o f tha Less Important but
N ot L o m Interesting Events
o f tho Asst Week.
Revolutionary feeling is spreading in
Tobacco trust officials have been in
dicted for conspiracy.
Evidence is being found that Dreyfus
«a s convicted by forgery.
California la poshing the fight on
"s ix -b it'’ insurance companies.
The preeident and house committee
have agreed on a meat inspection bill.
The Hermann land case trial at Port
land is expected te take place the first
The Russian nobility will refuse to
divide their estates with the peasants
in order to prevent a revolution.
The 181st anniversary of the battle
o l Bunker h ill was celebrated at Bos
ton, where the day is always regarded
as a holiday.
A l. L. C.aig, general passenger agent
of the O. R . A N., has resigned to take
a better poeition with the Orest North
ern. W illiam McMurray, of Pirtland,
w ill likely be Mr. Craig’s successor.
Presbyterian churches throughout the
United (Rates are raising a fund of
fS00,000 with which to rebuild the
edifices of that denomination destroyed
by the San Francisco earthquake and
Japan has suppressed the outbreak
Castro w ill resume the presidency of
Veneauela July 6.
The army w ill soon abandon San
Frauclsoo relief work.
The esar is preparing for an open re
volt in Southern Russia.
A Texas negro has been sentenced to
the penitentiary for 999 years.
H alf of San Francisco’ s present water
supply is wasted by leaks in the mains
The Black foot Indian reservation in
Montana w ill be opened to settlement
Germany is planning to spend (60,
000,000 In widening and improving the
K ie l canal.
A pretended president of the P hilip
pine republic him ssrrendered to the
The bouse committee on agriculture
has agreed to Roosevelt’ s demands on
the meat inspection bill.
Topeka, Kan., June 19.— Kansas is
sending out the strongest appeal of her
history for men to work in the harvest
fields. The difficulties of the last few
years getting help to gather the wheat
before it becomes dead ripe and scatters
in the gathering w ill be intensified this
year if tbe advance signs are token of
what is to come.
At least 25,COO more men than are in
sight now will be needed, and desperate
measures w ill be adopted to draft men
into tbe service behind the self-binders.
Competition for labor is stronger this
year than ever before. There seems to
be no idle men anywhere.
Appeals have been addressed to tbe
employment agencies in Chicago, St.
Louis and other large industrial cen
ters. The answer has come back in al
most every instance that it is impossi
ble to fill the orders.
Factories are running at full capacity
all over the country. Building opera
tions are going on on a scale exceeding
anything of the kind in past years.
These activities, in addition to the
many public improvements that are in
progress, bare absorbed tbe bulk of tbe
labor of the country, skilled and un
State Free Employment Agent Gerow
holds that a number of railroads are
largely to blame for the shortage of
harvest hands. He says the railroads
need every man they can get to com
plete their own work, and for this rea
eon have refused to grant the 1 cent a
mile passenger rate that is usually made
for the harvest hands. They fear, it is
said, that the call from tbe wheat
fields, with tbe attractive wages, will
draw away their laborers, who get only
11.26 for working on tracks.
Tbe Rock Island and Union Pacific
have given the harvesters’ rate, but
tbe other lines are obdurate.
There will be no room for complaint
on account of compensation. Tbe farm
ers, if need be, will pay as high as $3
a day for good men.
wage w ill be $2 to $2.60. Board and
lodging are also given. Farmers will
co-operate with each other, and there
will be less "stealing” of tbe hands of
others than in past years.
The fiat has gone out unofficially that
there must be no able bodied men in
Kansas at harvest time.
who can work will be obliged to toil or
leave the state.
Local authorities in
cities and towns hitherto have co-oper
ated with the agriculturists in enlisting
the whole available force for field work.
They will do so again this year.
Present indications are that Kansas
will harvest 65,000,000 bushels of
wheat. Tbe usu*l migration from the
Texas and Oklahoma fields w ill recur
this year, but this source of aid ol
itself w ill not be sufficient.
L IT T L E M AIL W AS L O S T .
Surprising Amount o f Business Now
Mrs. E. H . Conger, wife of the ex
in San Francisco Postoffice.
minister to China, has sold for |7,000
Washington, June 1 9 — Postmaster
a rag which she bought in Pekin for
General Cortelyou has received final
reports from the postmaster at San
The governor of California and mayor Francisco, dealing with detailing the
of Ban Francisco have joined in an ap postal conditions during tbe great dis
peal to ths insurance companies for i aster there and pointing out that the
square deal to San Francisco.
amount of mail lost was comparatively
The postmaster reports that
A movement has started to depose small.
May 2 the records of the canceling ma
the insane king of Bavaria.
chines at the San Francisco poetoffice
Many Oregon and Washington post showed tbe collection of mail within
masters have received an increase in 60,000 letters of the heaviest collection
on record in the office, while the stamp
Mayor Schmita, of San Francisco, sales were within $300 of normal.
The poetmaster says, however,.that
has decided that saloons may open
the mails of second-class matter were
but a litttle over 20 per cent of the
Light eartbqnake shocks are fdlt fre amount before the earthquake.
qusntly at San Francisco, but no dam adds that there has been no falling off
age la done.
in the amount of registered mail re-
Rioting has been resumed at Bialy oeived.
There were 20 employee of the post-
■tok, Ruasla, and parliament has sent a
oommlttea to In vast! gate.
office whose homes were burned out in
the fire, many of the men being left
Leaders In congress agree to loan
destitute,but so far as known onlv one
$10,000,000 to San Francisco banks for
employe, a carrier, loet his life, while
use in rebuilding the city.
one other is missing. The postmaster
The Japanese Red Cross nas given a general has written the postmaster,
total of $110,000 to the relief of earth specially commending the action of
quake sufferers of California.
certain employes and has called the at
Insurance companies contemplate a tention of the secretary of the treasury
of 88 per cent in rates in Wash- to certain officials in the custodian
service of that department.
i as well as Oregon and Idaho.
The naval b ill provides $66.000 with
Fire Burns All Day.
which to establish wireless telegraph
St. Paul, June 19. — The six story
stations along the coasts of Oregon,
Ryan Annex building was completely
Washington and California.
gutted by a fire which was discovered
There is a general feeling throughout soon after 8 o'clock this morning and
Russia that a revolution cannot help which burned fiercely all day. The es
but come soon.
timated loss to the buildings and stork*
Thirty-two insurance companies have of the occupants is between $460,000
Tbe fire originated in
refused to cut peyment of San Francisco and $500,000.
Iceaea 86 per cent and w ill pay in full. the basement of the store occupied by
the Palace Clothing company, suppoa
Roosevelt condemns the meat inspec edly from a detective electric wire.
tion b ill and threetns to call an extra Several firemen were cut by flying
> if action is not taken on the pieces of glass and 37 were overcome by
heat and smoke.
A meeting of Illinois farmers at Chi
cago decided to form an organisation to
Foreigners Refuse to Pay Tax.
flfh l the commission men who are now
London, June 19.— The correspond
ent at Tokio of the Daily Telegraph
The government has secured evidence says that the deficit in the next budget
e t Cleveland, Ohio, of rebating to is expected to reach $40,000,000. The
Standard O il and w ill prosecute the oil correspondent says that the majority of
am pony and the railroad.
the foreigners resident at Nagasaki re
fnse to pay the income tax and that the
Feasants are rioting and killing land
German consol is supporting them.
owners in Southern Russia.
The dispatch adds that an army reform
A committee from th National Asso commission has been appoint«!, con
ciation of Manufacturers, after an in sisting of the ministers of War, In
vestigation of Chicago packing house struction and State, to remedy defects
eeaditlone, says It can find nothing in the army disclosed by the war with
Jewish Appeal for Help.
State Insurance Commissioner Davis,
e l Nevada, has notified insurance com
London, June 19.—Tbe Daily T e le
panies to pay 100 cents on the dollar of graph this morning prints a telegram
their San Francisco losses or quit boei- received in London from Helsingfors,
aeea in Nevada.
Finland. It is dated Sunday after
Germany says America is not the noon and is signed by M. Vinaver.
The telegram says: “ The outbreak
ea ly country where bad meat origin
else. The kaiaer’ e Inspectors refuse at Bialystok clearly was the beginning
admittance to shipments from several of an organised massacre similar to tbe
bloody October days.
Intarventica can prevent a terrible
Is brewing in tbe Russian catastrophe. Peril is imminent. Ap
duplicity regarding peal to all influences to help ns."
Smoke From Shatta.
A ll shipping en San Francisco bay
Redding, Cal., Jane 19.— Reports are
eeatl nuss tied up on
t et a strike
being received her« tbat smoke ia poar-
a l the freight handlers
ing from tbe cone of Monat Shaeta aad
to allow no tbat deep rumhlinga are hearl In the
te saldiere 1
for mainten- rnonntalas.
T b « reporta
which have can
CH ANG E C R IM IN A L LAW S.
W IL L SH IP 40 0 CARS.
Attorney General C raw tord Would Bountiful Yields From Grand Ronde
Orchards is Assured.
Remedy Many Defects.
La Grande— It is estimated bv the
Salem— Attorney General Crawford
has started a movement for the revision principal fruit growers of Grand Ronde
of the criminal laws of the state by re valley that tbe output for this section
moving delects and enacting new laws, this year will be 400 carloads. The es
so that tbe guilty shall not escape upon timate on apples, which are the largest
technicalities. He has addressed a let crop, is 814 cars; prunes, 66 cars;
ter to each of the prosecuting attorneys pears, peaches, plums and cherries, 20
of tbs state, asking them to submit to cars. These figures are considered reli
bim such recommendations upon tbe able, as there was but little variance in
need of criminal legislation as they the different estimates given and tbe
may think best, and he w ill lay tbe estimates on prunes all agreed.
whole matter before the judiciary com forecast is made on the expectation of a
continuation of the present favorable
mittee of the next legislature.
In his letter Mr. Crawford says that conditions, which could hardly be im
probably every district attorney has in proved upon; the fruit is set on tbe
his experience found some laws which trees as full as it can be to give first-
are so defective in their terms that men class quality.
who are guilty cannot be convicted,
In securing the foregoing report it
and have found some offenses for which was also possible to obtain some inter
no statute whatever is provided. He esting figures relative to the enormous
says that the time to remedy the de increase in the apple orchard acreage.
fects in tbe criminal laws is during a There are now 200.000 apple trees in
session o f the legislature, and, in order this valley and of this number 146,000
that this may be done properly, the are in bearing. That is to say, this is
laws should be drafted before the legis the number of trees of five years old
Five years hence, when
Tbe prosecuting attorneys, be thinks, the whole number of trees are in bear
are in tbe best position to learn of the ing, the yield of an average crop year
defects in the laws, and he wants them will be a million boxes, or about 1,666
to suggest tbe changes that should be car loads. It is not too much to say
made. With recommendations before that within a short time the apple crop
bim from all the prosecuting attorneys, income of this valley w ill be a million
tbe attorney general w ill be able to lay dollars a year.
before the legislature information that
Even at tbe cider factory price of $5
will enable that body to place the crim per ton, ten-year-old trees w ill on aver
inal laws in a much better condition
age years yield at the rate of $142.63
than they have ever been before.
A very striking illustration of the
W hile the apple is in the ascendancy
defective condition of the criminal laws
was found when the state land fraud as the commercial fruit ol this valley,
prosecutions were begun in Marion the cherry plays quite a part.
county something over a year ago. nery representatives are here now mak
There was no law under which men ing contracts for cherries at 4 to 4H
could be convicted after they had sworn cents per pound. The La Grande fruit
falsely in making applications for the growers w ill have about 20 tons to offer,
but this includes only the sweet varie
purchase of school lands.
There was no statute making it a ties suitable for canning, such as Royal
crime to sign a fictitious name to an ap Anns and Centennials.
Old cherry trees in some orchards in
plication for the purchase of school
There was no law to be found the valley have yielded as high as 800
for the punishment of a notarv public poinds to the tree. The price paid is
who affixed his seal to an instrument $80 per ton and at this rate old trees
which he had drawn, and to which be w ill yield $3,200 and upwards per acre
A ll these figures and estimates are
had signed a ficticious name.
At nearly every term of court men based on as reliable facts as are obtain
who are placed on trial escape punish able. It is not necessary to exaggerate
ment, although proven guilty, because the fruit industry of Grand Ronde.
the statute does not quite cover tbe The truth is good enough.
crime committed. It is defects o* this
kind that Attorney General Crawford
wishes to remove. He is not seeking
to make crimes of small offenses which
are of no importance, but m erely so to
correct the laws that it w ill be possible
to secure conviction when men are
found guilty of acts which every one
recognizes as criminal in character.
Settlement Named After Wagon.
Arlington — Borne 30 years ago a few
men settled on a flat about 12 miles
south of Arlington.
In the crew was
only one wagon— an old Bchutler. In
Borne way they began calling this neigh
borhood Schntler, from tbe old wagon.
A few years later it was, as it is now,
known as Bchutler Flat.
Condon branch railroad of the O. R. A
N. Co. was built, a station was estab
lished near this place, and is named
Bchutler. This is one of tbe finest
farming sections in Gilliam county, and
thus from an old wagon a name is
found for a fine wheat belt.
Special Prizes at State Fair.
Salem — The state board of agricul
ture has voted to offer three special
prizes for the beet individual farm ex
hibits to be made at the state fair this
fall. The prizes w ill be $75, $50 and
$25 in cash and in addition the 8tude-
baker company will give a $100 wagon,
the E. S. Lamport company a $40 set
of harness and F. E. Bhaler Saddlery
company a $10 robe.
It is expected
that a large number of farmers will
compete for these prizes.
Durbin w ill supply applicants with all
the necessary information.
Historic Sites T o Be Marked.
Eugene—Acting upon a suggestion
made by Profess jr F. G. Young, of the
State university, the Native Daughters
of Martha Mulligan cabin No. 3 have
taken up tbe matter of marking some
of tbe early historic places of interest
in or about Eugene. Miss Ann White-
aker hss appointed committees of fi
nance, location and program.
decided to mark with basaltic columns,
Grain Sack Problem Serious.
taken from Skinner’ s butte, tbe loca
Pendleton— The grain sack problem tion of the Skinner cabin, the first built
promises to be serious for the farmers in Eugene, the first seboolhouse and
of Umatilla county, who will use 2,- the place where tbe first court was held.
000,000 this year.
At the present
prices, 10 cents each, this means $200,-
Prunes Promise Great Yield.
000 in this county.
Salem— The rains of the past two
Oregon counties, it is estimated, will
weeks have not done as much damage
use at least 2,000.000 more, making a
to berries in this vicinity as expected,
total of $4,000,000 for thin section.
and a good crop is being gathered.
This entails the expenditure of nearly
The wet weather bas made pasturage
half a m illion dollars for grain sacks,
excellent and an enormous crop is as
which, together with the expense of
sured. W ith few exceptions, prune
harvesting the crop, represents an
growers report bumper crops, and in
enormous expenditure of money before
some orchards the fruit is so abundant
anything is realized from the crop.
that weak limbs are already breaking.
A few cherries have been cracked by
Resume Work on Reservoir.
the wet weather.
Eugene — Work on the big reservoir
for irrigation purposes started at Lake
P O R T L A N D M AR K E TS .
Waldo, in the Cascade mountains, 100
miles east of Eugene, by A. R. Black
Wheat — Club, 72073c; bluestem,
last fall, will be resumed within r few 74 0 76c; red, 70071c; valley, 72c.
days. Mr. Black has left here with a
Oats— No. 1 white feed, $31.50032;
good sized force of men to continue the gray, $31.60 per ton.
work. A year ago this summer Black
Barley — Feed, $24024 50 per ton;
filed on the waters of the lake and
announced a big irrigation project for brewing, nominal; rolled, $250 26.
Hay— Valley timothy. No. 1, $12.50
the upper Willamette valley.
claims to be backed by Eastern capital 013 per ton; clover, $7 5 0 08 ; cheat,
ists, and says he w ill carry his plans to $607; grain hay, $708; alfalfa, $13.
consummation in the not far future.
Fruits— Apples, $2 5003.50 per box;
apricots, $1.250$2 per crate; cherries,
May Test New Law.
76c0$l per b 'x ; strawberries, 507c
Salem— Just what additional revenue per pound; gooseberries, 607c per
ill come to the state treasury as the pound; Logan terries, $1.75 per crate.
result of the passage of the laws taxing
Vegetables— Beans, 6 08c; cabbage,
the gross earnings of telegraph, tele l% c per pound; lettnee, head, 15025c:
phone, express and other corporations onions, 8010c ptv dozen; peas, 4 0 6c;
is not known for a certainty. The radishes, 10020c per dozen; rhubarb,
Western Union Telegraph company will 3c per pound; spinach, 2 0 3c per
have to pay about $3,800. The Pacific pound; parsley, 25c; turnips, $101.25
States Telephone company w ill have to per sack; carrots, 66076c per sack;
pay more probably. None of the cor beets, 86c0$l per sack.
porations w ill pay until it has tested
Onions— New, 1 1 ,0 2 c per pound.
the law in the courts, so it Is eaid.
Potatoes — Fancy graded Burbanks,
Some have estimated the revenue at
50060c per hundred; ordinarv, nom
from $60,000 to $100,000 a year.
inal; new California, 8081$« per
Working fo r Coast Railroad.
Putter— Fancy creamery, 17)4 020c
Newport— J. F. Stewart. William
Scarlh and O. Krogatad, members of per pound.
Eggs — Oregon ranch, 81082c per
tbe Toledo corporation organised for
the purpose of securing the right of dr sen.
way for the coast railroad, werej in this
Poultry — Average old hens, 130
city last week agitating the forming of 13)4 per pound; mixed chickens, 180
a company of Newport people to help 12*,c: broilers, 1 5 0 1 6 )4 «; roosters,
in the endeavor to bring the railroad 9 l*0 1 1 c ; dressed chickens, 13014c;
through this section. They succeeded turkeys, live, 17 0 17Me; turkeys
in arousing the citizens to such an ex dressed, choice, 80023c; geese, live,
tent that a company with $6,000 cap 8 l$ 0 9 c ; ducks, old, 11 0 18c; young,
italisation ia proposed to be formed.
Hope— Oregon, 1906, 9)4018c.
Band Ships Horsas.
W ool— Eastern Oregon average best,
Bend—Many borsea are being ship 18 0 23' „ c ; valley, coarse, 88 )40 2 3 «:
ped from Bend and vicinity to Portland line, 84026c; mohair, choice, 88030c
and other pointa in tbe vallay.
Many per pound.
ridare are out on the rangea rounding
Veal— Dressed, 407c per pound.
up all available horses.
It ia feared
Beef — Dressed bulls. Sc per poun I;
tbat considerable horse thieviag has
been going on in this section, as a num cows, 41$0&)4e; country stoats, 606c.
Mutton — Dressed, fancy, 708c per
ber of valuable horsas are missing, and
as some suspicious characters have been pound; ordinary, 8 0 6 c; lambs, with
man on the ranges of lata It is feared pelt on 8c.
that ths animals hase basa tun off.
Pork— Dreased, 709c per pound.
Waabington, June 18.— Another sta*
was added to the Union Saturday when
President Roosevelt signed the bill ad
mitting Oklahoma and Indian Territory
as one state. The measure also'pro
vides tbat Arizona and New Mexico
may be admitted to statehood as the
state of Arizona, provided tbe people of
the territories vote in favor of admis
sion on the terms submitted by con
The signing of tbe measure was^made
the occasion of an interesting cere
mony. Senator Beveridge and Repre
sentative Hamilton, chairmen of the
senate and bouse committees on terri
tories, who have worked long and hard
fnr the measure, were present, as also
were Delegate McGuire, of Oklahoma,
and a number of residents of Okla
homa ; Delegate Andrews, of New Mex
ico; Secretary Loeb and others.
before the president signed the bill,
Ambassador Bptck von Sternberg, of
Gercrany, was ushered into the office,
and he, too, witnessed the ceremony.
The president u-ed two pens in ¡sign
ing the measure, writing tbe first
name, "Theodore,” with a solid gold
pen presented by the people of A ri
zona, his family name, "R oosevelt,”
with an eagle’s quill taken from an
eagle in Oklahoma.
Alte,' signiog the b ill, the president
congratulated Mr. Beveridge and Mr.
Hamilton ou tbe completion of their
long and arduous labors in connection
with the measure.
He also expressed
the hope that the people of Arizona and
New Mexico would avail themselves of
the opportunity to come into the Union
as a state. From every view point, he
said, he regarded this as tbe wise thing
for them to do, as the opportunity
might not come again in a score of
years. The president eaid that he bad
a personal interest in tbe admission of
Arizona and New Mexico, as many of
tbe members of his regiment, the
Rough Riders, resided there
PRELUDE T O G E NE R AL A T T A C K .
Massacte at Bialystok Will Be Imitat
ed in Other Cities.
Horrible Details of Butchery ol
Jews Giveo Out.
BODIES ARE HASHED INTO JELLY
T roop s Helped Mobs— Bullet and Bay
onet Wounds Betray Work o f
St. Petersburg, June 19. — The em
bargo on news from Bialystok was lifts d
today, and the Associated Press staff
correspondent was for tbe first time al
lowed to telegraph directly from the
sacked city a picture of the scene of
ruin and desolation left in the wake of
the mob. According to frequent bul
letins, order was restored this morning.
The story told by the Associated
Press correspondent ia a dreadful one,
but there are indications tbat be has
been prevented by the censorship from
relating further details about the con
dition of corpses, the utter bestiality of
tbe mob and the inabil ty of tbe troops
to cope with the excesses during the
first days of the rioting.
I t is evident from the dispatches that
tbe excesses assumed the character of a
three cornered fight between the m ili
tary, the mob and armed members of
the Jewish Bund, who, instead of sub
mitting passively to slaughter, as tbeir
unarmed co-religionists have done here
tofore, carried the war into the enemy’ s
camp and fought bravely.
"M erely saying tbat the corpses were
mutilated,” the correspondent writes,
"fa ils to describe the awful scenes.
Tbe faces of the dead have loet all hu
man semblance and the corpses simply
are crushed masses of fltsh and bone,
soaking in blood. It is impossible to
conceive of such bestiality. The corpse
of Teacher Aptstein lay in the grass
with the bands tied. In the face and
eyes had been hammered three-inch
nails. Rioters entered bis home and
after fearful outrages killed him and
murdered the rest of his family of
When the corpse arrived at
the hospital, it was also marked witn
“ Beside the body of Aptstein lay tbe
corpse of a child of 10 years, whose
leg had been chopped off with an ax.
Here also were the dead from the Ach-
lacter home, where, according to wit
nesses, soldiers came and plundered the
house, killed the wife, son and a neigh
bor’ s daughter and eeriously wounded
Achlacter and bis two daughters.
" I am told that soldiers entered the
apartments of the Lapidus brothers,
which were crowded with people who
had fled from tbe streets for safety, and
ordered tbe Christians to separate
themselves from the Jews.
tian student named Dikar protested and
was killed on the spot.
Then all the
Jews were shot ”
Berlin, June 18.— " W e have every
reason to believe that the massacre ol
Jews at Bialystok is a rehearsal for a
wholesale repetition of the atrocities of
last October,” said Dr. Paul Nathan,
president of tbe Central Jewish Relief
league of Germany. "O u r information
indicates that the Bialystok massacre is
the same sort of officially inspired
counter revolutionary outbreak as was
that at Odessa. We have learned posi
tively that tbe government’ s allegation
that the trouble began in consequence
of the bombs being thrown at a Chris
tian religions procession by Jews is s
ridiculous falsehood. BialyBtok ia still
in the hands of the drunken Cossacks,
who are determined tbat no Jews shall
be allowed to escape or go unrobbed.
“ The military have deserted the rail
way station and every passing train is
held up and the passengers plundered.
Panic reigns in tbe neighboring vil
laves, which fear they w ill be the next
object of attack.
firms and individuals are among the
O H IO ’S G O VERNO R DEAD.
sufferers at Bialystok and cause the
suggestion tbat German intervention be Bright's Disease Carries O ff John M.
DISAGREE ON PIPE LINES.
Rate Bill Conferees Thrash O ver Old
Straw Without Result.
Washington, June 18. — In the ab
sence of Representative Sherman, of
New York, who was out of the city, tbe
conferees on tbe railroad rate b ill were
in session less than an hour today, and
reached no decision on any subject.
The pipe line amendment was dis
cussed, Senators Elkins and Tillman
opposing any change in tbe provision
making them common carriers and con
tending that most of the companies
that have protested the amendment are
subordinate companies of tbe Standard
Opponents of the amendment pro
posed tbat tbe amendment which pro
hibits a common carrier from carrying
commodities it produces be changed to
read: "railroad carrying commodities
it produces,” in order that this amend
ment shall not conflict with pipe lines,
which are constructed for the so’ e pur
pose of carrying their productions.
tbia were done, they agreed to support
the pipe ilne amendment.
Kansas Will Investigate.
Topeka, June 18.— Secretary 8. J.
Crnmbine, of the Kansas State Board
of Health, has commenced an investi
gation of the Kansas packing houses;
with a view to ascertaining whether or
not preservatives of a harmful nature
are used in preparing the products.
Sanitary conditions in the big plants at
Kansas City w ill also be looked into.
Dr. Crumhine states that the investiga
tion is not the result of tbe government
"sport on the Chicago plants, but was
planned by him before the Neill-Rey-
nolds investigation was commenced.
Must Clean Up Promptly.
Chicago, J me 18.— The city health
department has sent its first official
written notice to the packing compan
ies at tbe Union stockyards to improve
sanitary conditions of their plants. The
packers were intructed that they must,
within three days, discard the filthy
tables and benches, provide cleaner
rooms and tools, and correct some of
tbe present unsanitary
Structural changes in tbe buildings, in
cluding new toilet rooms and more ven
tilation and light, must be made within
British Colonies Guilty, T oo.
London, Jane 18.— Tbe report of Dr.
Thomas, the medical officer of the bor
ough of Stepney, to the local govern
ment board, sbowa that hie department
daring tbe last five years has destroyed
over a ton of rotten tinned foods daily
at the Stepney wharves.
adds, were not American goods, ae
practically no canned goode from Amer
ican concerns are imported through tbe
Stepney wharves, but were colonial
meat, fish and fruit.
Pass Thrae Big Bilia.
Washington, Jane 18 — A conciaeion
wae reeched lata this afmroooa by
house ’cedere wberehy tbe mesi ine pec
tina bill, tbe pure food b ill and tbe im-
xiigration bill ara all to be paa ed this
week ia the order named.
Cincinnati, June 19.— John M. Pat
tison, governor of Ohio, died of Bright’ s
disease at 4 :20 yesterday afternoon at
his borne in M ilford, 15 miles east of
this city. On a beautiful hillside near
bis home his body w ill be laid to rest
on Thureday afternoon at 2 o’ clock after
services in the Methodist church.
His death came suddenly and was
unexpected even by his physicians and
Early Sunday evening the
governor suffered considerable acute
pain, but later he sank into a quiet
sleep. A t 10 o’clock yesterday morn
ing Dr. Belt made bis usual visit and
found his patient )n a comatose state.
Tbe governor never rallied and death
came peacefully at 4:20.
Andrew H. Harris, lieutenant gov
ernor, who, under the constitution, be
comes governor during the rest of the
term for which Mr. Pattison was elect
ed, ia a Republican. He was born in
Butler county, Ohio, November 17,
1835. He was admitted to tbe bar in
1865. H i was elected lieutenant gov
ernor both times that W illiam M cKin
ley was chosen governor.
Cannot Enter Conspiracy.
Pueblo, June 19.— Holding that a
corporation cannot enter into a conspir
acy or commit a crim*, District Judge
Dixon today sustained a motion to quash
the indictment returned by the grand
jury against the Colorado Fuel A Iron
company, and the Colorado Suppl) com
pany, charging them with the violation
of the law bearing on tbe “ truck sys
Judge Dixon stated that the in
dictment was fatally defective in tbat
it failed to state connection Frank J.
Hearne, D. C. Mann, J. C Schenck and
others bad with the companies.
Insists on Direct Answer.
Carson City, June 9.— Tbe message
sent by Insurance Commissioner Davis
to tbe National Fire Insurance company,
of Hartford, calling upon it to pay its
San Francisco losses in full, elicited the
"T h is company is
able to p iy all its San Francisco losses
in full. Any report to tbe contrary
is a malicious
Davis replied as follows:
your answer as svasive.
W ill you
or will you not pay San Francisco
losses on a basis of 100 cents on the
Total o f Dead Uncertain.
Bialystok, June 9.— Q list reigns to-
dav throughout this devastated town.
Firing was heard at midnight on tbe
outskirts of Bialystok. near tbs ceme
tery, but no further disorders have oc
curred. The total figures of the casu
alties are not available, but 70 bodies
wars buried today. This is claimed to
be lees than half the total of the killed.
Jewish estimates say that not less than
800 ware killed.
Ths number of
wounded is eon-moos.
Counted 900 Jewish Dead.
Odessa, June 19.— The Nevosti of
this city published a dispatch today
from Its correspoadent at Bialystok,
" I personally counted 890
Jewish corpses, a great number of
whk-h were horribly mutilated.
six Christiana worn killed.”
DRIVE TH E M FRO M S T A T E .
California Declares War on Dishonest
San Francisco, June 16.— Tbe official
of California are agreed, it is said, that
ths insurance companies which refuse
to meet their obligations and pay their
losses in full w ill not only be driven
from the state, but rained before tbe
world, if the widest publication of tbeir
methods can accomplish that end. In
surance Commissioner E. Marion W olf
is backed by Attorney General Webb.
The attorney general expressed himself
forcefully today regarding tbe proposi
tion made by 60 companies at a meet
ing in Oakland Tuesday to pay ouly 76
per cent of adjusted losses.
“ Under the law of California,” ha
said, “ the state insurance commission
er can rtvoke the license of any insur
ance company for tbe state when there
is cause. Certainly the payment of
only 75 per cent of losses would be
cause. And not only would it be proof
of unsoundness and unfitness to do
business, but it w ill be tbe plainest
evidence of dishonesty.
It would be
cause for the commissioner to revoke
the state license of any company stand
ing for such a proposition, and I know
that Mr. W olf, whose heart is in the
situation, w ill take such action tbward
companies that enter such an agree
“ This is the lim it of his power of
punishment under the Calfiornia law,
but he can go much farther.
surance commissioners of all tbe states
stand together. Through them, Com
missioner Wolf can advertise to all tbe
world tbe dishonesty of the companies
¿hat refuse to meet their obligations.
I am certain that he w ill use that pow
er against those that give him cause.”
There was no change today in the
alignment of insurance companies on
the proposition to make a general 25
per cent cut, but tbe companies that
voted for full payment still hope to
win over many of those that took the
stand for a percentage settlement.
LIFE D IS G U S TS DOWIE.
Aged Prophet Lay Down to Die Once,
But Could Not.
Chicago, June 16.— John Alexander
Dowie, on the witness stand in Judge
Landis’ court today, tremblingly begged
for death to relieve him of his sorrows
and his defeats. He declared also that
should he die he would come back to
earth again as Elijah the Restorer.
Dgwie, in the course of his testi
mony, gave tbe following rules to guide
n man who is about to die:
things in order— even when you go to
die. Don’ t make a splash and mess of
it. Go to your death couch and await
the end in calm.”
The occasion for the dircussion of
death came when Dowie, fighting for
tbe ownership of Zion City and re
claiming possession, which is now in
the hands of Wilbur U. Voliva, was
telling of his first serious illness as
part of the testimony on bis present
competency to rule the city which he
built, lzowie made the amazing asser
tion that after he was first stricken he
lay down to die, but awoke two hours
“ I was never so disgusted as when I
awoke two hours later a liv e ," he said,
"and I am still alive and disgusted.”
M ASSAC RE AN D PILLA G E.
Flung at Christian Parade in
Russia Provokes Riot.
Bialystok, Russia, June 16.— A Jew
ish anarchist threw a bomb among the
Corpus Christi procession, which was
in progress here today, and killeJ or
wounded hund'eds of persons. In con
sequence the Christians attacked and
massacred the Jews and demolished
The bomb wae thrown from the bal
cony of a house in Alexandrov street.
A Russian clergyman named Federoff
was among those killed.
Immediately a’ ter the explosion Jews
began to fire from tbe windows of the
bouse. Soldiers surrounded it and fired
Meanwhile tbe enraged
Christians attacked tbe -Jewish stores
in Alexandrov and Suraz streets,demol
ishing the fixtures and windows, throw
ing the goods into tbe gutters, and
beating and murdering tue Jews. Sfany
Jews fled to the railroad station, pur
sued by tbe mob, which killed several
Hold-Up Must Stop.
Washington, June 16.— Judge James
Wickersham, of Alaska, w ill be con
firmed by the senate before adjornraent.
Notice was served on Senators N son
and McCamber today by the steering
committee that the senate w ill not per
mit them to continue their hold-up ef
this nomination which it is apparent to
practically the entire senate that Wick
ersham has been unjustly accused and
tbat tbe fight against bim is not being
made in good faith. It is unusual fur
the senate to take such drastic meas
ures with its own members.
Lighthouses fo r Pacific.
Washington, June 16.— The omnibus
lightooure bill agreed to in conference
today will carry the following appropri
L :ght vessel for use at the
mouth of the Columbia river, $130.000;
lightkeeper's dwelling, Robinson Point,
Washington; $6,COO; fog signal, E d’s
Hook, Washington, $10,000; new tend
er for inspector 13th lighthouse district,
$110,000; light and fog signal, Cape
Hinchinbrook, Alaska, $15,2000. Tbe
committee struck out Senator Piles’
amendment for a steei light veseel for
Tours o f Mutinous Garrisons.
Odessa, June 15.— Generals Kanl-
bars, of OJeesa, and Soukhomlinoff, of
Kiev, start tomorrow, accompanied by
large staffs, on tours of inspections of
garrisons in ths southern and south
western provinces, where ths disaffec
tion of numerous regiments is increas
ing in gravity.
Tbs seriousness of tbe
agrarian situation is enormously en
hanced by this m ilitary discontent,
which independent testimony avers is
M ajor Scott T o Ba Superintendent.
Washington, June 16.— Msjor Hugh
L. Scott, Fourteenth cavalry, now ia
the Philippines, has been selected by
Secretary Taft to succeed Brigadier
General A. L. Mills, as superintendent
of ths m ilitary academy, who is to be
given charge of an army department,
probably ia tba Philippines.