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¡■ T A C A B A
NEWS O F J E WEEK
In a Condensed Form lor 9nr
A Ranime o f the Lee* Important but
Not L e tt Interesting Events
o f the Psst Week.
A parliament house is to be built by
The senatorial deadlock in Wisconsin
It is said Thaw lawyers w ill ask for
a change of venue for the next trial.
Russian industry is being paralyzed
by the lontinued strike of the saiiois.
The senatorial deadlock in Rhode
Island is practically where it was 13
A resolution asking Roosevelt to ac
cept another term has been defeated by
the Pennsylvania legislature.
More than a score of foreigners ac
cused of being members of the “ Black
Hand” and responsible for a large
number of crimes are on trial at
Secretary Taft Is home from a
mouth’s trip to Panama and Cuba.
He praises the work done ty Governor
Magoon in Cuba and says the canal is
A committee appointed by the Min
nesota legislature places the value of
railroads in that state at $215,000,000.
The report says much water has been
injected into various stocks.
King Leopold may offer to sell Congo
Cold weather in Texas has greatly
damaged early fruit.
The order of Native Sons of Califor
nia have ousted Ruef.
War has been renewed in Central
America and an army sent into Hon
Fire partly destroyed the largest
shipyard at Genoa, Italy. The loss is
placed at $500,000.
Several prominent Ohio lumber deal
ers have been indicted for violating the
anti-trust laws of that state.
A Chicago boy 17 years 'old has dis
appeared with $7,000 which he was tc
take to a bank for his employers.
DEEP 8 N O W ON PRAIRIES.
Jamestown Exposition to Opsn 80
Par Cent Completed.
Six Inches Ruins Fruit Prospect, But
Norfolk, W . Va., April 23.— Despite
the energetic efforts of officials and
workmen, the Jamestown Tercentennial
exposition w ill be opened this week un
Many of the structures that
are to have domestic and foreign com
mercial exhibits and shelter
achievements in the industrial arts are
incomplete. Y et the sum of what has
been done, as compared with the un
finished work, forms a satisfactory re
In the beauty of the water show with
ita amazing gathering of foreign fleets,
repraenting the most formidable types
of naval fighting machines of nearly
every power in the world, and in an
opening program with President Roose
velt in the leading role, y ith diplo
matic, military and naval representa
tives of great and small foreign nations
participating, the public will have its
The grounds and buildings at the ex
position are about 80 per cent finished.
Several thousand of the most important
buildings are built solidly of brick,
cement anil iron, and these are intend
ed to remain on the grounds as a nu
cleus of a great park. Regardless of
the permanence of the work, however,
the exterior of most of the buildings
will be ready when the exposition is
formally opened on Friday next.
The Jamestown Tercentennial, when
oompleted, w ill be almost all that is
implied in the expression, " a world’s
lair,” but it w ill not stop there. No
other expoeition has attempted to show
the world the life of the colonists, tbs
hardships of the pioneers who openeJ
the country after civilization had been
attained on the seaboard, and the
achievement these people worked from
the raw material. Twenty-five states
will trace their history from their ear
liest days to the present, and tire ex
hibits will be sheltered by buildings.
The state buildings have been grouped
along the historic shore of Hampton
Roads, and command an excellent view
of the navies of the world.
Jt is this great naval display that
will prove the crowning glory of the
Nothing like it has ever
before been attempted. There are few
harbors in the world that, accomodate
so large an assemblage of warships.
The fleets w ill number, in addition to
several of the best types of each of the
foreign naval powers, the Atlantic Meet
of the United States navy, under com
mand of Rear Admiral Evans, which is
conceded to be the finest organization
of fighting machines afloat.
The seal of government sponsorship
w ill be set upon the exposition by the
coming of the president of tire United
States, ambassadors and ministers of
foreign governments, the governors and
representatives of states and territories
and delegations representing important
Omaha, April 19.— Five inches of
snow fell during the night, and the
storm continued during the forenoon.
The fall was general over Eastern Ne
braska, and is the heavieet knewu in
April for many years. The extent of
damage is not known. Opinion as to
the storm's effect upon fruit and early
In some counties
along the southern and central belts
cherries, peaches, plums, anil berries
are said by aome authorities to have
been ruined almost entirely, while
other groweie report that fruit was not
far enough advaned to become seriously
In grain circles Tt is believed the
■now w ill kill all the green bugs that
have been threatening the winter wheat
crop and spreading over tbe central
portion of the state.
A Norfolk dispatch says Northern
Nebraska, Southern South
Northeastern Wyoming and the Black
Hills are covered with a blanket of
snow six inches deep upon tbe level,
which is still falling. At Northwestern
railroad headquarters here it was said
the storm was practically over the en
tire system west of the Missouri river.
The Minnesota eenate has tabled a
resolution passed by the hcuse which
hendorses Roosevelt in his stand
BIG BENEFIT T O
C R O PS .
Fire swept over 100 acres of Manila,
the loss amounting to $200,000. The Fruit Slightly Injured In Nebraska but
Snow Did Great Good.
greatest part of the destroyed section
was composed of native houses.
Omaha, Neb., April 23 — As a re
A discharged employe of the New sult of unprecedented weather that pre
Y ork, New Haven A Hartford railway vailed during the greater part of the
has been arrested for attemptng to month of March, and the freeizng
weather and heavy snowfall of the pnsl
wreck a passenger train on that road.
few days, early fruits, such as peaches,
A St. Louis couple w ill be married plums, apricots, cherries snd blackber
soon at the ages of 101 and 100.
ries in this section hnve been injured,
Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York but the general opinion among those
who have the best moans of information
have been visited by a snowstorm.
is that the damage is not as great as
Early fruit in Tennessee is reported hae been reported. Indeed, many are
. to be severely damaged by cold weather. of the opinion that, while ea'ly fruits
A slight’ earthquake shock at Charles have been injured and in come in
ton, S. C., threw the people into a stances completely ki 1 led and possibly
some of the later varieties have been
butt, the benefits resulting to the grain
There is no cliance for the election of
crope from the snowstorm more than
a senator from Rhode Island the present
offsets the damage.
session of the legislature.
“ Reports from points along the line
Chinese famine sufferers are dying of our railroad are not unfavorable,”
by hundreds and there is difficulty in said G. W . Loomis, assistant genera)
securing the dead suitable burial.
manager of the Burlington, today.
“ The fruit in the southern part of
The Austrian premier declarer every
oclony of the various nations should be Nebraska, which the unusual warm
weather in March had brought to an
made an Independent government.
advanced state of development, Is re
President Roosevelt has about made
up his mind that the best way out of ported to have been pretty badly dam
aged, but little or no damage is report
the national campaign trouble is for the
er! from points north. The snow, how
government to pay the legitimate ex
ever, did a vast amount ol good to wint
penses of all candidates.
er wheat, and has pul the ground in
San Francisco street railway employ fine condition for other farm crops.”
es are receiving back pay. The arhltra
Silm ilar reports have been received
tion board granted the men an increase at the general offices fo the Northwest
from the time the trouble began last ern toad.
fall and now $416,000 is being distrib
T o Defsnd Harriman Lina,
Or. Kennard, an American agent In
Topeka, Kan., April 23.— II was ru
Russia, says the suffedring there ftom mored here today that N. H. Loomis,
famine is appalling.
Not less than general solicitor for the Union Pacific
20,000,000 aie dependent on aid until railroad in Kansas, was to be made gen
another harvest. Epidemics of disease eral counsellor for all the Harriman
add to the suffering.
lines in cases before the Interstate Com
Mr. Loomis today
There Is a deadlock in the Wisconsin merce commission.
admitted that such a plan was under
consideration. In esse the position is
Jerome is investigating a charge of
created, Mr. Loomis w ill move to Chi
tampering with a Thaw juror.
cago, where he will have a large corps
The vioe president of the New York of assistant*. The position is new in
Central railroad favors government railroad circles and is made necessary
by the passage of the new rate law.
The British budget proposes a pen
sion for old age and increased taxes on
The thief who stole $25,000 from
the Northern Pacific Express company
at fit. Paul has been captured and the
Rout-hern cotton manugacturers com
plain of rate discrimination by the
Captain George Curry has been in
augurated governor of New Mexico 'n
place of F. C. Hagerman, who resigned.
The Illinois Supreme court has de
cider! the municipal ownership law in
valid and Chicago w ill not be able to
own her own street railway system.
Heatst is aaid to be building up a
Regis (I. Peat has been inaugurated
governor of Porto Rico in auccsaalon of
Beekman Winthrop, who resigned to
become assistant secretary of the treas
ury at Washington.
Coal miners at Coleman, Alberta,
hare struck for an increase of 10 per
eeot In wages.
N o 8now Storm in tha South.
St. Paul, Minn., April 23 — Accord
ing to officials of the Northern Pacific
and Great Northern railroads, there
have been no snowstorm« along these
lines in the West for several weeks,
particularly west of the Rocky moun
tains. General Superintendent Horn,
of the Northern Pacific railway, when
asked if the snowstorms of recent date
had in any way inconvenienced them in
the West, said: “ W e have not had a
sign of snow along our line In the Far
West since February, with the possible
exception of Livingston, M ont."
Snow Flurry at El Paso.
El Paso, Tex., April 23.— Snow fell
here this morning at a lively rate for
more than an hour. This is the lstest
snowfall ever known here, anil the tem
perature, whk-h was 36 degrees, did
lamsge tothesm all fruit ami truck gar
dens in the valley, variously estimated
at from $50.000 to $100,000.
predicted by the local weather bureau
lor tonight. The Golden State limited
on the Rock Island road Is tlx and one
half hours late on account of the snow.
Pray fo r Rain In Cuba.
Iltvana, April 23.— Prayers for rain
offered in churches throughout
Portland police hnve captured the the island Sunday. No rain ha* tallen
“ pink domino,” a bold burglar who In six mrnths. The country Is parched,
has terrorised tba Nob H ill district for many cattle are dyiag and forest Arc«
are devastating vast areas.
S A Y S E S T IM A TE IS T O O HIGH
IN S P E C T IO N M AY BE C H EAP.
U’ Ran Ccm pilet Cost o f Submitting State Sheep Commission Inclined to
Make Burden Light as Possible.
Legislation to People.
Oregon City— W illiam 8. U ’Ren, the
father of the initiative and referendum,
takes issue with the statemeuta that
have been published regarding the coat
of voting under that law. Mr. U ’ Ren
has carefully compiled the cost of initi
ating and referring legislative measures
tc the people under the act of 1907,
which repealed the act of 1903. He
admits that the poetage expense in
sending printed matter all over the
state to 100,000 voters w ill be $3,000,
but he says that the cost of printing
would be $3,636 for 120 pages of meas
ures, figuring on 100,000 copies, which
is one-third more than have ever been
printed. He says the binding will cost
$3,600 and the paper $1,563.
The experience of Mr. U ’ Ren stands
him in good stead in figuring on this
matter. He bases the cost of address
ing and filling 100,000 envelopes at $4
per thousand, totaling $400. The en
velopes can be suppled und printed for
$5 per thousand, or $500, and he be
lieves that the cost of securing the
names and postoffice addresses of 100,-
000 voters will not exceed $1,500.
The publication of proclamations is
not required by the new law of 1907,
and the item of $5,000 for that pur
pose must be eliminated from the
cost. Mr. U ’ Ren believes that his es
timate is conservative.
Ac'ual Crops Disposed o f JShow Ex
tra Good Profits.
Woodburn— I f the true farming con
ditions of this section were more wide
ly known in the East there would be
thousands more coming to Oregon re
gardless of whether there are Bpecisl
railroad rates or full fare. Here is on
ly a few instances of how farming in
this vicinity pays, reference being made
tc recent sales of 1906 cropa:_
P. J. Anderson, ten acres of pota
toes, sold for $1,043.
Martin Bergan, six acres of potatoes,
sold for $760.
Bonnez Bros., one and three-fourths
acres of potatoes, Bold for $317.
Hemshorn Bros., four acres of on
ions, sold for $800.
Innumerable instances can be given
of big profits being made by producers
in potatoes onions, hops, clover seed
and other outputs, and the future looks
so exceedingly bright that our farmers
are preparing to increase their acreage.
The market« are all that could be de
Marlon Fruit Prospects.
Salem— Fruitgrowers of this section
of the Willamette valley are looking
forward to splendid crops in all varie
ties of fruits, especially In quality, and
in consequence of the destruction being
wrought to the crops in parts of the
East by the recent severe frosts and
other detrimental conditions of weath
er, there is also a fine prospect for good
prices for Oregon fruits, both green aud
evaporated. Although the spurs on
the prune trees are not so thickly set
as last year, growers are pleased be-
caused what is lacking in quantity will
be more than made up in quality and
the price basis will be increased in pro
Elgin la Going Ahead.
Elgin— Elgin is one among the many
Oregon towns that are growing with
rapid strides. Several thousand dollars
are to Ire expended the present season
for public improvements, chief among
which w ill be the erection of a new
and modern bc I ioo I building, which will
cost when completed $20,000.
structure w ill be constructed of native
stone and brick and will have ten
rooms. The building w ill be heated
by steam and will have every modern
8chool Clerk Weiss is
now receiving bids for the structure,
and it will be completed this season.
Adopt Interstate Regulations.
Salem— W ith the exception that the
period of posting notices is fixed at ten
days instead of 30, the Railroad com
mission has adopted the rules of the
Interstate Commerce commission bod
ily, regulating the serving of notice
upon the commission snd posting of
name in waiting rcoms of railway sta
tions when it is proponed tc make a
change In the regular schedule of rates,
mileage, Commutation, party, excersion
and round-trip rales.
Notice of the
adoption of this rule has been forward
ed to all railroad companies in the
Salem— One of the most serious prob
lems the Oregon Sheep commission w ill
have to solve is the schedule of rates to
be charged by county inspectors for the
inspection of flocks for scab or other
contagious infectious disease.
I t is
probable the solution determined on
w ill be to turn the duty of inspetcion
over to the government inspectors, es
pecially east of the Cascades, and con
fine the duties of the deputy state in
spectors to supervise the dipping, with
their compensation fixed on the basis
of $5 per day and expenses.
In order to make tbe expense as light
as possible upon the sheepmen the com
mission first decided up< n a minimum
charge of 25 cents snd a m iximum of 1
cent per head per flock, where the
number did not exceed 1,000 head.
Then it was thought a maxamum
charge of $1 per flock would Jre suffi
cient. inasmuch as there was not much
work connected with the inspection,
DEATH L IS T GROW ING.
which consists principally of taking a
birdseye view of tbe flock and looking
Mexican Earthquake Provea to Have
for outward symptoms of scab and
Been Most Diaaatroue.
ticks, and requites only a few minutes'
City of Mexico, April 19.— Today the
Associated Press waa in direct commu
nication with a number of towna in the
Must Put Up Tima Tables.
One of the rules of the state railroad diatrict affected by Sunday’a earth
commission is that bulletins giving the quake. From the telegrams received it
hours of the arrival and departure of is certain that the death list w ill ex
all trains, be ported in every station. ceed 100. there are a number of smalt
Practically all stations have for years towna yet to be heard from, but up to
been supplied with these bulletin boards date the average number of fatalities at
but because of the carelessness or indif these places has ranged from 9 to 12
ference of agents, time cards have not and the number of injured from 30 to
been posted for the information of the 40.
In Chilapa 33 persons were injured
public. Newly painted bulletin boards
are being sent tc station agents for the and 779 buildings destroyed. Nobody
O. R. A N . and the Southern Pacific, waa killed, as reported yesterday.
After the first great shock the air was
accompanied by a letter from the office
of General Manager J. P. O ’Brien, in filled for many miles with a thick,
which the attention of agents is called sickening,* sulphurous odor.
caused great distress to the survivors.
to the posting of bulletins.
There are many speculations as to the
cause of the peculiar freak of nature
Train Service Bad.
and some consider it a proof that the
Members of the state railroad com
earthquake had its origin in Eome sub
mission have addressed a letter to W il
terranean explosion. .
agent for the O. K. & N., informing
F IR S T AN N IV E R SAR Y.
him that the local train service be
tween Biggs and Pendleton is inade
In the absence of a necessary
local service between these points, the
commission ' argues that the heavy
transcontinental trains have
obliged to look after this traffic with
the result that these trains are fre
quently several hours late reaching
Klamath Wants Gateway.
Klamath Falls— Crater lake w ill re:
ceive more attention from tourists dur
ing the coming summer than at any
time heretofore. The lake has become
quite widely known as one of the great
est wonders of the world, and ts likely
to be the means of bringing thousands
of people to the Klamath country. A
movement ib now on foot to establish a
direct route frem this city to Crater
lake. A boat will ply between Kla
math Falls and Fort Klamath.
w ill be run from Fort Klamath to the
lake, perhaps tri-weekly.
Commission House Changes Hands
La Grande— An important real estate
deal waB consummated this week when
L. W . Damon and Dr. M. K . H all pur
chased the fruit and commiseion busi
ness formerly owned by the Parr-Sim-
Tbe present owners
w ill enlarge the facilities for handling
business and will probably add a cold
storage plant during the summer. Mr.
Damon w ill be the active manager.
The price paid for the business was
Banner Clover Crop.
Oregon City— What is said to be the
banner clover crop of this part of the
Willam ette valley has been raised by
W. P. Herman, of Molalla.
vested 21,300 pounds, mostly alsike
and red clover. Mr. Herman sold the
red clover for 11 cents and the alsike
for 11 cents, getting a handsome profit
from his crop.
P O R T L A N D M A R K E TS .
W heat—Club, 75c; bluestem, 77c;
valley, 72c; red, 74c.
Oats— No. 1 white, $29.50; gray, $28
Rye— $email@example.com per cwt.
Barley— Feed, $22.50 per ton; brew
ing, $26; rolled, $2S.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coin— Whole, $25; cracked, $26 per
Hay— Valley timothy, No. 1, $16@16
per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, $17
@18; clover, $9; cheat, $9; grain hay,
Apples — Comn on, 75c@$1.25 per
Jackson County Stock Burned.
box; choice, $1.50@2.
Jacksonville— The barn of L. Neider-
Vegetable«— Turnips, $1(31.25 per
mever. one mile north of Jacksonville, sack; carrots, $email@example.com; beets, $1.25@
was consumed by fire a few days ago. 1.50; horseradish, 7@8c per pound;
The origin of the fire la a mystery, as cauliflower, 75@$1.25 perdoten; let
it was in the early hours of the morning tuce, head, 36@45c per dozen; onions,
that Mr. Neidermeyer discovered it. j 10@12|$o per dozen; radishes 20c per
At the time of the fire there were five ' dozen; asparagus 15c per pound; rhu
head of valuable farm horses in the barb 4(S 5 r per pound.
barn, all of which were burned.
f ni ns— Oregon $3.50@4 [ « ■ owt.
thoroughbred head of fine sows were al
Potatoes— Oregon Burbanks fancy
so cremated. One hundred tons of hay ] $1.40(31.66; extra fancy, $1.75(32;
and all the farming machinery were No. 1 choice, $1.25(31.40.
alao destroyed. The total loss is esti
Butter — Fancy
mated at $3,000, with no insurance.
27 )$e per pound.
Butter Fat— First grade cream 26c
Expects Big Gatharing.
per pound; second grade ctearn 2c leee
Hood River— Members of Hood River per pound.
valley’s grange societies are preparing
Poultry— Average old hen*, 16@16c
to make arrangements for entertaining per pound; mixed chickens, 15@15)$c;
their fellow members from other partta spring fryers and broilers, 22t$925c;
of the state, who will meet here in con old roosters, 10(319c; dressed chick
vention May 24. Letters received in ena, 16@17c; turkeys, live, 13915c;
dicate that between 600 and 800 mem turkeys, dressed, choice, 18)$920c;
bers w ill Ire present, as societies from geese live, 8c; ducks, 16@18c.
several districts have already signified
Eggs— 19c per dosen.
their Intention of sending large delega
Veal— Dressed, 5 )$ 9 8 )$ e per pound.
tions. Multnomah connty is expected
Beef— Dressed bulla, 3<33 )^c per
to be represented by 150 to 200.
pound; cows, 5@4c; country steers,
Paying O f f County Debt.
Mutton— Dr w e d , fancy, 109104$))
Oregon City— The semi-annual state per pound; ordinary, H<f9c; spring
ment of the financial condition of Clack lambs, with pelt, I2t$@13r.
amas connty, j.ist completed by County
Pork— Dressed, 6@9c per pound.
Clerk F. W . Greenman, shows that tha
Hope— 7@10c per pound, according
net indebtedness of the county has been to quality.
decreased by one-half daring the past | Wool— Eastern Oregon average beet,
The indebtedness March 31,] 13@18c per pound, according to shrink
1906, was $42,672.12, and this year it age; valley, 20928 b according to fine-
is only $20,671.80.
ir. choice, 29@29t$c.
San Francisco Remembers Earthquake
San Francisco, April 19.— W hile
there was no general cessation of the
work of rehabilitation, the first anni
versary of the earthquake and the fire
which left this city a mass of ruins was
observed yesterday by appropriate re
ligious services and commemorative ex
ercises by the Building Trades Council
and other organizations.
The crowning event of the day was
the banquet of the Merchant«’ associa
tion at the Hotel Fairmount, at which
the material and civic regeneration of
the city was amply discussed and faith
ezpreseed in a new and greater San
The principal business
streets weie decorated with bunting
and incandescent lights.
Hying everywhere and the dome of the
city hall, still in a partly wrecked con
dition, was illuminated as on gala occa
sions “ before the fire.”
W IL L GO FOR S IX -B IT T E R S
Frisco Policy Holders Bring 1,800
Suits for Payment.
San Francisco, April 19.— More than
100 suits against insurance companies
for the payment of policies held during
the great fire a year ago were filed to
day at the county clerk's office, bring
ing the total well over 1,800. A t 5
o’clock, when the office closed, there
was a long line of attorneys, clerks and
meseengers waiting, and it took three
clerks nearly an hour to dispose of the
Today was practically the last day
for the filing of such suits, although
in some cases the year allowed will not
expire until tomorrow.
past two days the county clerk’s office
has taken in nearly $3,000 in fees on
these cases alone.
A fter Men With Guns.
New York, April 19.— W hile squads
of detectives are scouring the foreign
quarters, working under the direct or
ders of Police Commissioner Bingham,
arresting all the armed men they find,
the judicial officetaare ehowing evidence
of their intention to co-operate with the
police in breaking np the practice of
carrying deadly weapons.
District A t
torney Jerome has prepared 60 cases
against men charged with carrying con
cealed weapons, and will present them
to the grand jury tomorrow.
215 men have been locked up.
FIRE IN PHILIPPINES
Ilo Ilo, Second Town I d Islands,
Suffers Heavy Loss.
TYPHOON IN CAROLINE ISLANDS
One-Fourth'the Population o f One o f
the Islands Dead and Rast
W IL L FIG H T HENEY.
Big Corporations Hava Banded T o
gether in San Francisco.
San Francisco, April 17.— A conspir
acy which puta into the shade the $5,-
000,000 affair that recently aroused tbe
inmates of the White House has evolv
ed from tbe graft proceedings in San
Francisco, and, like the conspiracy in
Washington, it has its headquarters in
Moreover, one of the
leaders of the $6,000,000 conspiracy la
one of the chief actors in this latest
In short, the big corporations, which
have sighted the specter of indictment,
have banded together against the com
Combined they represent
one of the* moet powerful forces that
America has known, and they aie pre
pared to expend a large share of the un
limited capital th> y control.
United Railroads, an $80,000.000 cor
poration; the Pacific States Telephone
A Telegraph company, the Home Tele
phone company, and lastly the South
ern Pacific company, have joined hands
to fight down tbe graft prosecution.
The head and front of the plot are
reputed to be Patrick Calhoun and E.
It is no secret that
above all others it is the desire of Mr.
Heney to direct the fire of the prosecu
tion against Calhoun and the men who
occupy the seats of the mighty in the
councils of the Southern Pacific. Har-
riman’s representative on the Pacific,
W . F. Herrin, îb ont of the chief ob
jects of Mr. Heney’s investigation. Mr.
Herrin lias always refused to come into
the open and even now, with public
attention centered upon him, he re
mains in the background.
Manila, April 20.— Latest reports
from Ilo ilo say the fire has been
checked. The native quarter of the city
Tbe property loss is
estimated at $100,000 gold. The busi
ness section of the city was untouched,
it being saved by the m ilitaiy and con
Seven hundred bouses were destroyed
and 800 or 1,000 natives made home
less. Adequate relief measures have
been taken. The homleess have been
housed in school* and other buildings.
The province and tbe city w ill provide
for tbe refugees and no physical B u ffe r
ing is feared.
There was no loss of life by the
earthquakes. The shocks, while the
most severe experienced in 15 years,
were not violent enough to cause much
destruction. Dispatches from points in
several provinces report severe shocks
but little damage.
M E XIC AN S H O C K S C O N T IN U E
The total damage caused by the
earthquakes in the entire archipelago
w ill not exceed $10,000.
Destruction Grows as Rsports Com e
From Outlying Districts.
Typhoon Sweeps Caroline Islands
, City of Mexico, April 17.— Heavy
Berlin, April 20.— Colonial Director
Dernburg informed the budget commit earthquake shocks continued on the
tee of the reichaiag today that a cable west coast until 4 o’clock this morning.
message had been received from the Late news of the earthquake shows that
governor of the island of Yap, an the devastation wrought was greater
nouncing that a disastrous typhoon
than at first supposed. Beside the de
swept over the Caroline islands on
struction of Chilpancingo and Chilapa,
Good Friday, March 29, and that 230
it is now said that T ixtla also was lev
cf the 800 natives of the Ululthi group
eled. Messengers reaching Chilpancin-
were drowned, that the cocoanut trees
go say the towns of Ayutla and Omete-
were destroyed, and that famine threat
pre have been wiped out.
ens the surviving natives.
The population of Ayutla is small,
The steamer Planet, of the German
and it is thought the loss of life there
navy, which has been engaged in geo
will be insignificant.
Ometepre is a
detic work, and the «learner Mani, of
town of about 4,000 inhabitants and
the Jaluit company, proceeded to Ulul
the lose of life probably is large.
thi islands, taking food and help.
Tlapa, near the bolder line of the
was proposed to bring as many of the
state of Oaxaca, is also reported to he
suffering natives as possible to the Pe-
wiped out. A report from Chilpancin
lew and Ladrone islands.
go says the whole of the west coast
from Acapnlco south of Salina Cruz has
L e s t Than IOO Lives Lott.
been badly damaged.
Mexico City, April 20.— Communies
The damaged places are remote, and
tions have now been opened with all news from the stricken district conse
the important points in the section most quently is incomplete. Only one wire
affected by the earthquake. The latest is working to Chilpancingo.
reports indicate that the loss of life
w ill not reach 100, but many persons
Standard Dodge* T axet.
have been injured and the property loss
Chicago, April 17.— Taxing authori
is very great.
Vice President Corral, in a commu ties of Lake county, Indiana, have in
nication published here today, declares stigated an action against the Standard
that the whole of the state of Guerrero Oil company of W hiting os a relult of
investigations in charge of Connty As
has been devastated.
Thousands of dollars are being sub sessor W illiam E. Black and his assist
scribed to the fund being raised in this ant, Towns Assessor Bert Escher, of
city for the relief of the earthquake Hammond. They have discovered, they
say, that the company for four years
has sequegtered millions of dollars’
worth of valuable property from tax
W H A T M IG H T HAVE BEEN.
duplicates. It is estimated by the
officials that the Standard Oil company
Bryce Speculates on Result i f Revolu should be paying taxes on $40,000,000
tion Had Failed.
worth of property when it is assessed
20. — James on the tax duplicates for only $3,000,-
Bryce, ambassador from Great Britain, 000 worth.
in an address at the banquet of the
Will T e *t the 16-Hour Law.
Trans-Atlantic society of America here
tonight, declared that, if America had
Butte, Mont., April 17.— A Helena
remained as a colonial ward of Eng special to the Miner states that Attor
land, President Roosevelt would not ney General Albert J. Galen in an
have been confronted with such world- opinion rendered today states that he
important problems as he is now called bolds the recent jnactment by the leg
islature of the statute lim iting the
Had the countries not been separat hours of employment of railway em
ed, Mr. Bryce said, the development of ployes to 16 houig to be valid. W il
the United States would have" been liam Wallace, Jr., counsel for the
more gradual. He was of the opinion Northern Pacific, has served notice
that slavery wonld not have endured so upon the board of railway commission
long and weald have gone, perhaps, ers that the company w ill ignore the
without bloodshed. There would have new statute. Mr. Galen has advised
been fewer railroads, less internal strife the commissioners to al once begin a
and consequently fewer big economic test case against the railways.
problems to solve.
Build Terminals at Oakland.
San Francisco, April 20.— The West
ern Pacific railroad has decided to com
mence immediately tbe construction of
its trans baj terminal along the north
retaining wail of the Oakland estuary.
This work w ill involve the filling in of
a mole 1,000 feet in width and between
4,000 and 5,000 feet in length. The
construction of the mole, together with
the erection of a modern depot building
and slip approaches at its western end,
w ill take about 17 or 18 months, and
w ill involve a financial ontiay of some
T oo Much Executive Power.
Chicago, April 19.— A plea for the thing like $2,500,000.
perpetuation of state rights waa made
Fuad Ties Up Whole Port.
last night by Congressman Winfield 8.
Hammond, of Minnesota, in a talk 'a t
Odessa, April 20.— Serious disturb
the 12th annual banquet of the Holland ances have again broken out here. Yes
society of Chicago.
His subject was terday several members of the Union of
“ The Sovereign Slate.”
Mr. Hata- Russian People attacked workmen along
mond took a covert rap at President the harbor front who refused to join
Roosevelt by declaring that “ in view of the union, killing two and wounding
recent events, one might be led to be five. No arrests were mode. The work
lieve that the legislative department of man at once retaliated by going on
the Federal government has become strike, demanding that members of the
wellnigh extinct. It is a bred in us to union be disarmed.
declined to grant this demand. Today
have the government cloee to ue.”
the railroad laborers joined in the
Proposition Is Withdrawn.
strike, with the result that the harbor
Paris, April 19.— The announcement is entirely closed.
of the withdrawal of Ita ly ’s compromise
Forgery by Mutual Life.
proposition on the discussion ofl imita
tion of armaments at The Hlfgue peace
New York, April 20.— Abraham Ben
conference, owing to Austria and Ger edict, ot the law firm of Guggenheim,
many's decided attitude In opposition Untenheyer A Marshall, counsel to the
lo It, waa made public today.
It does International Policyholders' commit
not greatly affect France's position rel tee, called on Acting District Attorney
ative to the limitation of armaments. Smyth at the district atorney’s office
Authorative circles declare that France, today and laid before Mr. Smyth cer
as a matter of principle, regards favor tain evidence by which it is alleged
ably all efforts to advance the idea.
forgery had been committed in the
election held recently by the Mutual
Life Insurance company. Tbe diatrict
Volcano Erupts in Andos.
Valparaiso, Chile, April 19.— News attorney’s office will investigate.
has reached here that the Renihne vol
Georgia Peach*« Kilted
cano, in the province of Valdivia, is in
The eruptions are ! Atlanta, Os., April 20.— State En
accompanied by awful subterranean tomologist Smith today received reports
rumblings, earthquakes intense dark- from tbe various peach growing dis
■as. electrical displays, ashes and tricts of the state, a summary of which
boiling water. The flowing lava has shows that at least 75 per cent of the
set fire to the surrounding forests, and crop has been killed by the recent cold
tha inhabitants are fleeing in terror.
Accused o f Taking Bribe.
Chicago, April 17.— Perry L. Hed
rick, chief sanitary inspector of the
city Health department, wae arrested
today on charges of aoliciting and ac
cepting a bribe. It is alleged the $200
paid to him by George A . Beckway, an
inventor, was found is his pocket when
he was arrested. Hedrick was released
on $10,000 bonds.
According to the
charges made against Hedrick,
agreed with Beckway that on payment
of the money he would recommend
Beckway’s invention to the Health de
Methods o f Japanese Sm urglers.
City of Mexico, April 17.— Repre
sentatives of the United 8tatee Com
merce and Labor department have been
making a quiet investigation her« in
the last few days, and are said to have
discovered eome startling facts in con
nection with Japanese passing into tbe
United States from Mexico. Japanese
labor agents have been
among the Japanese who desire to enter
the United States, and are said to be
instructing hundreds to proceed to the
Te-«a line and declare that they are en
route to Canada.
Boston Has 8100,000 Fir«.
Boelon, April 17.— Millions of dol
lars worth of property was endangered
today by a fire that broke out in a Cen
tral wharf warehonse, but owing to the
fact that the wind x*< blowing In the
direction of the harbor, the firemen
were able to confine the flames and pre
vent thew spreading toward the city.
The fire was started in the oil refining
plant of Howe, French A Co., and was
caused by the explosion of an oil tank.
The property lass is placed at $100,000.
Wisconsin Central la Guilty.
WMinneapolis, April 17 — A jury in
the United States District court last
night found the Wisconsin Central rail
road and two of ita officials guilty of
Barton Johnson, general
freight agent, and G. T . Huey, his
assistant, were convicted on all the 17
counts named In the indictment.