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NEWS OFTIIE WEEK
h a Condensed Form for Our
A Riium of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Waak.
SHOULD BE CITIZENS.
DAMAGES BAY CITY
ind Ruined Malls.
Brown it at hhe point of ,
Iiemocrata in the house oppose
Moody's confirmation a supreme judge.
Mexico liad a net surplu of 120,000,.
(JOu for the year ending June 30, l!0o
Three women are implicated in t lie
Nt biaska kind fraud now on trial at
IU-preseiitative Kahn, of California.
In very bitter against Jajianene iinmi
Era ice ha expelled the pope' agents
ami in otherwise pushing the war on
Kmkefeller ha offered $ 1 00,000 to
ward minsionary work in Egypt ami
Tlie Srwnish government in consider
ing the queftion of placing an import
duty on wheat.
h-e block the "Soo" canal and there
in a great fleet of vessels at each end
waiting to get through.
Koosevelt will drop Bristol if the
senate refuses to con firm him a United
State attorney for Oregon.
The Russian minister of foreign
affaire dec la rem it will not be necexMury
to borrow money again in the near
Commissioner Garfield say Federal
license in the method which will con-
t-ol the trust and corxrat ions in the
future and in the only solution.
Rcliigou strife in assured in France.
M.iyor Schmits wants the time of his
Canada in alno having trouble w ith
The pope declarea nothing will top
the struggle in France except victory for
President Makes a Strong Plaa for
Porto Rican People.
n''i Mind Blows Down Tents
President Ii.evelt strongly aivnif
granting citizenship to the tieople of
Porto Rico, an4 recommend other re
f, ,n,, I(a l.-iiim hv reviewing bin
recnt tour of the inland and declare
we liave cause to lie proud of our rep
resentative there, adding:
"It would be imnible to wish a
more faithful, a more efficient and a
more disinterested public service than
that now being rendered in the Inland
of Porto Rico by hose in control of the
lie sjn-ak in term or nigh praise 01
the school and the devotion of the
teacher, both native and American.
OXE KILLED AND SCORE INJURED
Temporary Structural Demolished.
Schoolhousss and Dwellings Ur.
roofed and Gooda Damaged.
SHOWS BIQ DEFICIT.
Postal Dapartm,,,, Ru, Behind IO,
6I8.99594 in Ysar.
Washington, Iv,. n. The annual
report of rVwtimuter General Cortelyoii
show receipt. fr pt year were
were 178,44n,7rt 81. The deficit i
Th l..tinater general discusses the
lerlcit but uvs i .v ii commed
about that than about the efficiency of
the department. attributes the
PROBE HILL ROADS.
IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS
Kn Fmnrisco. Dec. 11. The fiercest
He compliment the insular police and gU)rm that thi city baa experienced in
the Porto Rico regiment of infantry,
recommending tliat the latter le made
permanent. He comment on the rapid
growth of sugar and toliacco culture,
and nay the import and export last
year were 145,000,000, against 18,-
000.000 in l'JOl. and 12.1.000,000 in
IHOti, the bct year pi ior to American
annexation. In conclusion be nay:
"All the insular governments should
be placed in one bureau, either in the
department of War or the department
of rotate. It in a mistake not so to ar
range our handling of these inland at
Washington a to be able to take ad
vantage of the experience gained in
one, when dealing with the problem
tliat from time to timearine in another.
"In conclusion, let me express my
admiration for the work done by the
congress when it enacted the law under
which the island is now being adminis
tered. After seeing the inland person
ally, and after rive years' experience in
connection with the administration, it
is but fair to those who devised this
law to say tliat it would be well nigh
impossible to have devised any othei
which in the actual working would have
accomplished better result."
NEW PLAN TO BUY SUPPLIES.
John liarrett is almost certain to be
chosen director of the bureau of Ameri
Andrew Carnegie haa given .12,000
toward rebuilding the college recently
burned at Kankakee, III.
Mr. Storer say she i the one w ho
brought Roosevelt to the front and he
0en everything be la to her,
T.'inds around the Salton sink, Cal.,
w ill be flooded for a year a the result
of the recent break in the dam.
Keep Commission Proposes to Put It
on Buiinsi Bails.
Washington, Dec. 12. The commit
tee on detnrtment methods, popularly
known as the Keep commission, lias
submitted to the president its report on
the standardization and method of pur
chase of department supplies. There
port review at some length the present
unbusinesslike and needlessly expen
sive method of purchasing supplies, by
which each of the several departments
in Washington has it own standards of
quality and makes its own purchases
entirely independent of others.
Briefly, the report is as follow: Pro
vision is made by which the prepara
tion of the schedules, advertising for
proposals and making the contracts for
the purchase of department supplies
are placed in the hands of a board to be
known as the general supply commit
tee, such board to lie under the super
vision and control of the secretary of
commerce and lalior. The head of each
department or independent bureau to
niHnv vear sweot over San irancinco
yesterday, causing the death of one
man. injuring a score of other and do
ing damage estimated at 1500,000.
Section of ruined wall were leveled,
temporary structures blown down,
school and house unroofed, cellar and
Ijanemerit flooded, streetcar service in
terrupted for several hour and all ac
tivity on the water front usctiie.i.
Forecaster MeAdie, of the Weather bu
reau, said tliat it was the severest storm
experienced on thi part of the coast for
At 11:30 the wind reached a velocity
of 52 miles an hour, while off the
Heads it was blow ing tiO miles an hour.
During the day 2.6" inches of rain
fell. The storm alted in the after
noon, but the rain is still continuing.
Aside from the dead and injured and
the pecuniary loss sustained by many,
the worst sufferers were the inmate of
the refugee camps, where misery and
wretchedness reigned. Tenta were car
ried away, flimsy temporary cabina
blown down, w hile many of those which
withstood the wind leaked badly. Hun
dreds of refugees w ho were burned out
in the big fire had their few belongings,
saved from the disaster, or since acquir
ed, utterly ruined or badly damaged.
All streetcar traffic was suspended in
the forenoon by manse of brick and
steel which had fallen into the streets,
carrying poles and w ires w ith them and
the danger from the tottering walls
swaying in the high wind. The obsta
cles, however, were not as great as at
Tuesday, Dec. II.
Washington, Ive. 11. The questi.
or fenator Keel Smoot right to a sent
as United Hate etmtor from Ctuh
was discussed by Senator Burrow
the senate toilay for more than three
hour. The senator had carefully pre
pared hi speech, which received the
closest attention throuihout hv a. larir
i n . i . i ... . - . - r
ianure im mow a profit to the growing aiien.iance or senators and crowded gal-
public demand for increased postal fa- ,l'"el, occupied hi place in the
....... , iin-rni(Hiin were mane
during the entire ieech, which was an
arraignment of Mormonisin and the
responsibility which attached to Smoot
for Mormon principle a a member of
the apostolic body in the church.
cilities. The deficit i not charged to
any one branch of the service.
The remarkable efficiency of some
department is commented upon, par
ticularly of the rt glntry service. For
half a century all causes of loss, in
cluding burglary, theft and fire, have
shown a loss of only three one-thou-nandths
of 1 per cent. Mr. Cortelyou
recommends that a deputy poet master
general be apjnjinted, who shall relieve
the burden boriiH t. the rstmanter
general ami his fnr annintant. The
department has 3:0,000 persons in its
employ and it is recommended that the
deputy's position be made permanent
and that he shall be general manager of
me posiai service. (J renter accuracy in
rtatiMtics is recommended and Mr. Cor
telyou ask that provision he made for
expert statistician and accountants.
The congestion of mail in New York
City is Indicated and attention called
to the new poetottice building, a site for
which has been acquired at the pro
posed terminal station of the Pennsyl
FROM PRESIDENT'S VIEW.
LAW IS WEAK.
serve as a member. Tim Vr,t t,n.
Young Teddy Roosevelt is having j constituted Is hereafter to purchase the
worn these days being initiated department supplies heretofore acted
I upon by the board of award. The com
mittee, however, makes exceptions in
the cane of the military and scientific
departments of the government
i . ... .
uivt one or irarvard s secret societies.
Nearly 5,000 employes of the Wash
ington navy yard will receive an in
crease In wages of 10 per cent Janu
President Roosevelt ha expressed the
h"io that a treaty can be negotiated
which will exclude Japanese coolies
from the United States.
There i little hope of ex-Senator
Rrown, of Utah, surviving the wound
inflicted with a tevolver in the hands
o' a woman he had wronged.
School teachers of San Francisco have
formed a union.
New York bank reserves are far be
low the legal limit.
Harriman plans to secure control of
Chicago's electrical appliances.
The St. Taul railroad has made ofB
riul aunovmceuient of its route to the
Tai ific coast.
iVIlamy Storer ha written an angry
letter to President Roosevelt about hi
dismissal a ambassador to Austria.
Many rich men of San Francisco are
coming to the front with money to
help Mayor SchmiU out of his trou
bles. The attorney general of Texas has
produced proof that Senator llailey was
hired by the oil trust.
M;iny of the losers in the San Fran
clxco fire and earthquake are receiving
their money and present indications are
t hat 80 per cent of the losses will be
The house committee on appropria
tions haa given Roosevelt's simplified
signing a slap by ordering all govern
ment printing to be spelled according
The National River
conirres has asked the
work with them to secure an annual ap
propriation of ru,(i,(iim for the river
and lmrlMrs of the United States.
The president and all official
that a'new treaty with Japan I
Another small revolution haa broken
out in Kcuador.
Kx-Senator Rrown, of Utah, ha
leen shot and seriously wounded at
Washington by a woman he wronged
and refused to marry.
!r. lapponi, physician to the pope,
A house committee I considering a
'i which provides for a rate of 2 cent
p r mile on all railways of the United
Conditions are ling slowly im
proved at Clifton, Arix., one of the
town recently A.!,!. Searcher
have just recovered six Isslies from the
Secretary Metcalf promises a national
Il.-ense to corporations.
Opening of bids for Panama canal
work has Iwn pottoned.
Attorney Cteneral Moody's work
minst the trusts have resulted in fine
f.f over $400,000 Wing imposed and
many cases are still pending. He sv
the passage of a bill against immunity
in needed. '
TWO EMPIRES STARVING.
Claims of Chinese and Russian Fam
ine Sufferers Conflict.
Washington, Dec. 12. For the pre
ent at least no governmental appeal
will be made to the people of the Unit
ed States for aid for the famine suffer
er of China. This decision was reach-
eel after the State department liad com
muntcated with Louis Klopsch, of the
Christian Herald, who rained $200,000
ior the Japanese sufferers, and who re
gards the Russian famine as infinitely
worse, 30,000,000 people or twice the
numuer sunenng in China being affect
According to letters received by Mr.
Klopsch, 40,000 square miles in China,
supporting a population of 15,000,000,
nave been flooded and so great is the
destitution tliat many parents are
drowning their children rather than
ee them starve, and are themselves
Companies are Badly Managed.
.Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 12 Senator
Rummell, the Socialist memW of the
state senate Investigating committee
which has !een probing life insurance
condition in lseonsin, ha written a
minority report, in which he declare
mat extravagant salaries are paid, re
"V employed, premiums are
too high, policy holders are dinorimi
nated against, and private management
of the insurance business compares un
favorably w ith national control of the
same line ot business In foreign coun
ami tliat he
Japanese Veterans Coming.
Honolulu, Dec. 12. MHnv Japanese
lals.rers wearing war medals arrived
here today, on the steamer Nipmn
Mam. from Yokohoma. IiiU.r Com
miss.oncr Sargent, who came here from
Washington re,vntly. in connclior,
with lals.r matter, said today that the
plantations should par bet'tp,
disapproved of Filipino
f Itia I 1 I 1 "'"J
. T wa- a passenger
on the Nippon Mam. He expressed
himself as U-mg opposed to Japanese
naturalization and immigration.
Acknowledge Their Sins.
New York, Deo. 12.Fin, mP(mt.
ing $l.y ,0,M, were imp , t,Zr by
Judge Holt in the United State. (,it
oiirt upon the America Hngar ,ein.
ing comjmny and the ItrOoklvn Conor
aire o.n.panjr, after tie lefen.lanti
through counsel had pl,dcd jtv
indictments charging the a.vrptan.'-e of
mmr '''ip"-'tn in vioIati..n
of the Flkin anti-relwtlng n.-t. TIl"
suirnr refining mmimnr was fi,v,j
000 "'"i the c.perage company $;o,fo!
King of Cigarette Fiends.
i itMii go, in.. 12.Juliiis p0-.
Hammond, Ind., died las
ecxesisve smoking of
aai.l tliat he bad smoked
rettes during hi lifetime
sustenance for three mom
diluted alcohol and cigan
Radical Change In Wisconsin's Insur
ance Measure Likely.
Madison, Wis., Dec. 11. Many far
reaching reforms in the management of
the life insurance business are recom
mended in the report of the Wisconsin
investigating committee to the legisla
ture, which was filed with Governor
Itavidson today. Its work was thor
ough, and, unlike the 'Armstrong com
mittee in New York, the report deals
more particularly with the cost of in
surance in general than it does with the
manner of management of the invest-
uicnin vr jeaiures or particular com
The conclusion of the committee is
that the present cost ot insurance is too
high; that there should be a reduction
m me premiums; that the expense
cnargea or insurance managements are
excessive and are apportioned uniustlv
among different classes of policies; that
there is discrimination in the .appor
tionment or dividend between annual
and deferred policies; that the com nan
les make excessive charges for the sur
render of policies and that unreasons..
ble forfeitures of the reserves are exact
ed during the first three years; that the
policies ami loan agreement of the
companies are harsh.
SEEKS SENATE APPROVAL.
President starts Move to Stop Vil
lainies In Congo State.
Washington, Dec. 11. President
Roosevelt's next role in the field of
world politics will l as champion of
reform in the Congo Free State. The
l nited states is about to assume an ac
tive part in putting a stop to the almost
mcreoioie norrors practiced in this ter
riioriai division of Darkest Africa by
oiK uiuisi support to any world pow
er signatory to the treaty of Berlin that
desires to act. It is believed that Great
Britain, being one of the powers signa
tory io me treaty in question, ia about
rrauy mj make a move.
Gives Reasons for Dismissing Former
Washington, Dec. 11. President
Roosevelt tonight made public a long
letter addressed to Secretary Root, giv
ing correspondence between the presi
dent and ex-Ambassador Bellamy Stor
er, in which he says that Mr. Storer's
refusal to answer his letters and the
publication of various private letters
justified the ambassador's removal;
that Mr. Storer's publication of private
correspondence wan peculiarly ungentle
manly and that he (the president) had
stated w ith absolute clearness his poni
tion, the reason why it was out of the
question for him as president to try to
get any arenbmhon made card nnl
though expressing his admiration for
Archbishop Ireland a well as leaders
of other denomination.
The president's action follows the
publication of a "confidential pamph
let" which Mr. Storer last week sent to
the president, the cabinet and the sen
ate and foreign relations committee.
Washington. Dec. 11 This was
neid U-y for oratory in the home. The
executive, legislative and judicial ap
propriation pin a Horded an opportuni
tr for general debute covering a w ide
range of subject, from a dissertation
on Alfred Nohel, the founder of the No
bel priae, to the raining of salaries of
memiier of xingren and including
discussion of simplified spelling.
rsmteii, of Illinois, in fpeaking of
the bestowal of the Nolel prize ujnm
i resioeiu nooncveit, praised the presi
dent's decision to use this money in es
tablishing a fund for brinuinir about
friendly understanding between capital-
is is ami uioorer a "noble, humani
turian and characterintic."
(aines, of Tennessee, urged incerases
of salaries for members of congress be
ginning with the Sixty-first congress.
Murdock, of Kansas, sjsike on railway
The house at 5:05 adjourned until
noon tomorrow, no action looking to
me close or general debute on the bill
having been taken.
Monday, Dec. 10.
Washington, Dec. 10. The senate
committee on judiciary today author
ized a favorable report on the nom
ination of William II. Moody, the pre.
ent attorney general, to be an associate
justice of the Supreme court of the
A favorable report was ordered also
state of prison-made good of other
The sovereignity of the state was the
subject of earncnt detate iu the house
today, growing out of the consideration
of a bill to establish a game preserve of
nearly 71 N),(K) acre In the Olympla
forest reserve In the state of W ashing-
ton. The bill was passed without divi
Thursday, December 6.
Washington, Ic. 6. The senate to-
Empire Builder" Is Neat Candidate
for Commission Griddle.
Washington, Iec. 10. An investi
gation of the fit-ration ami ii.an,,,...
inent of the railroad controlled i-
James J. Hill and ax -jutes, im ludii.'g
the Northern Pacific. Great Noril,..,.
ami Chicago, Burlington A Ouincv is
contemplation by the lnterstat
vU.......-.iV ii.iimiissioii. .Mter certain
preliminaries have been arrange.! u.i
counsel lor the commission i.-...i
. .. "t
or the proposed
inquiry will be made.
A in the case of the prorxl i,,,-.
ligation of the Southern Pacific hlu
Union Pacific railroads of the Hnrri.,,-,.
ms.. el... :. . t . .
day adopted the Penrose resolution ask- lf . L.i ...... . '"r"""
I J ' I " - fllllMBIIItll III Vlll tlll..!.
of the interstate commerce law, but it
ing the president for Information re
garding the discharge of the negro
troop or the TwentT-Dfth infantry.
and aiso me roraker resolution direct
Ing the secretary of War to transmit
information on the same subject.
Senator ileveridge introduced a bill
today to amend the meat inspection act
by requiring that the cost of Inspection
shall lie paid by the packers. Another
amendment requires that the date of
insertion and packing or canning shall
ue placed on each package,
Washington, Dec. 64. The house
by a vote of 110 to 104 t xl.iv defeated
the bill of Littlefield of Maine remov
ing discriminations against American
sailing vessel in the coast in ir trade.
Tl. A. .!. . I l t i .
uwuiiuw miEi-u ior lour nour and a
half and the result of the vote was a
surprise to the friends of the measure,
woo openiy cnargea Its defeat to the
American federation of Labor,
i m . . l. .... 1. I
a iu i uiKieriaaen by virtim .f
general inquisitorial power conferred
ujon the commission by congress.
The inquiry will he broad .i'
prehensive, with a view to ascertain!,,,,
ll of affairs r..,.r.li. ..
the railroad's compliance with i. i..
temtate commerce act. A member of
the commisni.in, in shaking of the pro
posed inquiry, said:
Although there ha lmen
compliance with the decree of the Su
preme court in dissolving the Nortl.r,.
Securities company, yet there has Wn
... i, ,r , rariw UIVUM
the united Mntein."
Wednesday, December 5.
Washington, Deo. 5. -The brief se..
ion of the senate todav result.! in tis
introduction of many bills, resolutions,
jtrmioiis and memorials, and the re.
(.eiptora number of communications
from the executive department. Sena
tor roraker' insistence that iinmediHt..
action be taken on the pending resolu
tions asking for information regarding
nm uisciiarge or neirro au dmri of tl,
Twenty-fifth infantry develojied discu.
sion, but resulted in postponing attion
WOULD WELCOME CITIZENSHIP.
Viscount Aokl fava J.n.n... a..
Eager for Naturalization.
Washington, Dec. 10. Fav ornlila op
tion by congress on the rm-omnn.l.ij..n
of the president in hi last annual mes
sage that an act be passed specifically
providing for the naturalization of Jn-
anese who come to the United States
intending to become American ritit.
will go far toward securing a ronti.,.,!
ance of the traditional friendlv r..l.
tions between this country and Japan
is the opinion Jif Viscount Aoki, the
Washington. Dec. 6. The
day. awaiting the reoort rj )., Ur,,.,..
on the nomination of Charles J. Bona- rrtion bills, began its legislative
grind by passing three measures:
Incorporating the National German
American alliance; authorizing the sec
retary of the treasury to duplicate gold
certificates in lieu of ones lost or de
stroyed; and amending the national
banning laws, permitting national
linking aticiation8 to make loans on
real estate as security and limtiing the
amount or sucii loans.
REDUCfcS FREIGHT RATES.
Lovsels Basten Down.
Los Angeles. Dec. 1 1 . Tl
Vlvirffl to1nv from Y nniA t-i I .Attorn 1
Superintendent R. H. Ingram, of the
Boiuiiern j-acinc, stated that the Colo
rado river levee was comnletl iiun
down and tliat the fl
ponring uninterninteillv I
"ink. The railrfAd ntririnU iw
, - u
mined upon no definite plan of action.
It is likely that thev will 1 til til uillatnlM
begin the building of a spur track along
...v mutirr ill m i,,n ana ...... i
lung me rise in the sea from the riv
Castro on Deathbed.
Fort lln frana. t..1. 1 a
n. ii r-, . "...".que,
-.-v. it. -i ne r rem ii ina. -
ormandie, which toneho.1 t. ,
ra, Venezuela, Heremher Harrive.1 here
v-u.y un.i reported that n view t i I.-
-PPr-miyapprching end of presi
i;i,i ' r"o are
u occur ssin.
.rn varacas December 6 for the
-.rrn part or the renub ic. tl,. .
Z2, u"nary movement has oc
curred. The Venezuelan insurgents,
mmnnni U k r:.....i u . '
, :, 'v Jionuna, nave
"i"u"" -"arquesito, capital of Lara.
Labor Law for Oklahoma.
U.uthrie, Okla.. Dec. 11. Tl-
vention which will make the constitu
tion for the new state of fikl..l,... i-
angnrated it third w-k bv uni..,..
ly adopting its first or.l
n'-c pt the enabling act. peter Iln.
ny or the Unit.N M
Ameri.a, 1Hlked after ll.r-. ... '
, .. r. nnni law,
no. Biimina the lu
boring man in
M.k, South Sa Islands Good.
"asliintrti.n Ti n . .
R.ivi. i ii. i -resident
K of Pr,,,"bit ,he -,e Prt.
-n of firearm, opi,ltn or ,,;',:".
mors ti, ii, U.....L . . . g
iu eea island.
PRESIDENT CASTRO ILLJ
Chief Executive of Venezuela Removed
to Saacoast Tm on a Bed.
Fort de France, lartinique, Dec. 11.
Reliable advices here from Venezuela
set forth that President Castro was
moved down to the little seacoast vil
lage of Macuto, near La Guayra, last
week. The'president is described as
being very ill II made the trip from
Caracas in a bed. When he arrived at
Macuto, he appeawl to be absolutely
unconscious. It a generally believed
that he ha no chince of recovery.
Violently wordwl rsisters have lieen
circulated In Caracas declaring that no
one is today dectived regarding the
gravity of Presidwt Castro's illness,
and Insisting that the exercise of the
executive power bt assured through a
vice president, which is provided for in
the constitution. For a long time
past the poster continued, only routine
government matter. h.ve h.n'
to, and Important questions are being
hel in abeyance.
General Parades, an ex-revolution-ists,
now in exile. U nr.ni.!nn . .-:
ous Insurrectlonar, movement, and de
c ares that he will take the field,
lie claims to hv m nnn -:i... 1.1.
disrxxiition. "'"'vw U1B
parte, tlie present secretarv of the
avy, to lie attorney general, and Al
ford W. Cooley to be assistant attorney
gi-nerai. -Many otner nominations
were reported favorably.
I he nomination of Leffeus R. Wil
fley to be judge of the Unitel States
tircuit court for China was referred to
a committee of Senators S rwMUior nn,l
iMM-on, w no are members of the foreign
The nomination of George B. Cortel
you to lie secretary of the Treasury and
James R. Garfield to be secretary of
the Interior, will be taken up tomor
row at a special meeting of the senate
committee on finance.
The senate committee on commerce
Railway Charges Always Low Where
Navigstion is Available.
There are a few things they do let
ter abroad," said Congressman Rans.
dell in a recent speech on river and
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l,, ...l n..' .nu.r.eu 111 i on-
... uuiuiuauiiu ui vncnr niraus to lun.l o..,l a. ........ .!,... I.: . j
be secretary of Commerce and Labor. freilrn wav nl himliin ..t.r.
transport. Other nations, notably
Germany, Holland and Kngland are ex
pending annually upon canals and riv
ers sums by the side ot which our ex-
Washington, Dec. 10 The house
toIay began consideration of the legis
lative, executive ami judicial appropri-
attion bill. No effort was made to
limit the time for general delate, the
desire of the Republican leaders being
to keep the bill before the house until
adjournment for the Christmas holi
days. Simplified spelling held the atten
tion of the house for an hour or more,
the paragraph in the bill fixing the or
thographic standard as some recognized
authority furnishing Clark, of Mis
souri, Gillette, of Massachusetts, and
Livingston, of Georgia, an opportunity
to express themselves on the merits of 1
the president's order to the public
printer relative to the modified spelling
of 300 words in common use.
Macon, of Arkansas, delivered a
speech on "bucket shops," and in favor
of his bill prohibiting gambling in
agricultural commodities . The house
at 3:05 adjourned until noon tomorrow.
.Friday, December 7.
Washington, Dec. 7. By a practi
cally unanimous vote the house today
penditures are but trifles. A study ol
, loreign conditions develops a few in
controvertible facts. Among these
! 1 .
v nenever canam, rivers, lake am
other waterways are properly devel
oped, so that navigation is first class
freights are cheap and there is no de
mand for rate regulation. Thin d
, mand comes entirely from communitie
which nave no waterways.
snowing tne comparative cost on
railroad and water transport our own
lake t radio is a good illustration. It
cost IKta a ton to transport iron ore from
Ashtabula to Pittsburg by rail, a din
tance or j.io mile. it costs Mie er
ton to carry the same ore by water from
, Ihiluth to Ashtabula, a distance of 1,
1 0(0 miles. Imagine, you people of the
Northwest, what the development of
your own magnificent natural water
ways would mean to every farmer,
merchant and manufacturer. Each
farmer would add to his profit seven-
tenths of the sums now paid the rail
. I- : . I l: : i
i iin.iB iui voir fjarrviiiK til uin pcrum anu
ur course," said Viscount Ar.ti
day, "no nation like to see its subjects
leave to take up a permanent sUkIu in
a foreign land and lose all relation with
me latiierland, but in , many case it
cannot be helped."
The ambassador expressed the belief
that there were not so many Japanese
in this country to take advantage of
naturalization if it were granted, but
he thought that such an onrsntnnitv
should be afforded them aloiur with the
citizens of other countries. He said he
did not think it tirobahle that t,.-:o
Japanese who were emigrating in
large numlier to Hawaii and tlie Pacific
coast would avail themselves of natur
alization, because of the fact that they
represented the jsnirer classes, and
most of them ultimately returned to
Japan. Viscount Aoki said he had
every confidence in the outcome of the
tent case which w ill be brought in the
FIX LUMBER PRICE.
Ten Days' Time to Refund.
Nashville, i Tptifi Ti,iii 11
telay sent telegr,mi to the Mutual Life
and New Wk Life Insurance compan-
g.yng them ten days in which to
refund certain amounts of nolicv hol.L
era money. Th i.....i ...
has used several thmmaml dollar. s
compensation and Mpenses for agents
.elf"' U the administration
tk ket. The New York Life officials are
given ten .lay, in wMl.h to cm iu
treasury money i - i
circulating 800 a,lmini(tration ballots.
Shlnamurs In Command.
"""HH, IS. . IV. 11 TI. ml
er kagnMaru brn,li?lt, newi that Ad
mira Hnnanmura will prolmbly com
mand the Japan. fcinJmn. consist inu
T rt a nr..; - i '
" "ers Matsushima, Itsuku-
u, iiu in, , j.., i - t. .:n
. . n, which win irnve
--II next moMK ... Il1l., Kan
Francisco and th. t... a ' xi
vessels will 1 rrm,-...ii rf:..i-
J -l 'IIIO .MS W II I
-.,,..,. -omaguiciu ami
passed the bill limiting the regulation fruit; each merchant would effect a sav
of Interstate commerce between the sev- ing in the cost of his merchandise and
eral states In articles manufactured by each manufacturer in the cost of his raw-
convict labor or In any prison or re- product. I believe, and we can demon
formatory. The bill was introduced strate it by unassailable statistics, that
by Hunt, of Missouri, a practical stone were the national government to refuse
mason. Under the Wilson bill, which appropriations for rivers and harlsirs it
became a law In J8HU, convict labor- would be the most profitable of invest
made goods may enter Into active com- j nient for you of the Northwest to Ixrnd
petition with the good manufactured your magnificent country for any sum.
by "free labor" and under this FVderal however great, that your unparalleled
law a state could not pass a law that ' natural waterway lie develojH-d to the
would prevent the shipping Into the I highest point of elliciency."
trw.4 a. iL.i
t ,e T',n'ka, President of
the "retajima i,.... . .u
"company the fleet
s' of M.
hi Taso, Tex
Tu . -
the sale of the . mn,non !'
nd silver mini,,, n,,Ht, "'"T K.'. '
ntater,fmoa,nV,T. r 'n,U,e
on pro, ncer i.. . ""'-. -
York and Pari, . ' U"'n T1'1 ' " ,w
pes. (S.I non J"y"'"s ,,,r ".ooo.ooo
' '""Uat.lll TI.- I) , i:
nn nn,- i " ,. j up imnicuii-
me most famous nti
ho. i- i . 'he Antiguas eroun.
Cairo, an.l l.i- - " ' 'ease, or cril-
" ' " sss
Tkio, ,;;n,,f-1! sr-"-.
fan-(small hsrW.TTl "7:
ne Japanewt rmi. " .
n . .....Ln ."""niitose were sunk
"tnrninn from hile ph M
the lioat were m. p- A nnrnbpr of
were drowned. urneJ 'nJ 60 men
Investigate Hill Lines in January.
Washington, Dec. 12. Chairman
Knapp, of the Interstate Commerce
commission, said toilay that it had not
lieen decided whete or when the inves
tigation of the Hill lines vil 1 take
place. It is known, however, that in
quiries will be made) at St. Paul and
Chicago, and it in proliable that Com
missioner Prouty and lane will con
duct them. It is not lielieved that the
work will start much Is-fore January
15, after the Hnrriman investigations,
in which the inquiries will be made
prolwbly Peoemlier 2l or 27. t
Edgar and Earl Both Fined.
New York, Jc. 12. C. ( ion. line1
Edgar and F.dwin Karl, members of the
firm of William Kdgar & Son, sugar
dealer of Detroit, t.slay in the United
State court pleaded guilty to accepting
rebate on sugar shipment. They
were fined $(1,000 each. Edwin and
Earl were indicted in connection with
the New York Central Railnwd com
pany and the American Sugar Refining
com jinny. The New York Central wun
fined 1108.000 and the sugar company
1M, 000, after Wing convicted by jury
Ssy Elklns Law Is Desd.
Chicago, m-c. 21. The fight of
Standard Oil comiiony against the
indictment against the Standard
company of Indiana which were
turned August 20, wa commenced
day in the 1'nited State District court
before Judge Jnli. The attorney
for the Standard Oil comjiany contend
that section 10 of the rate law passed
by congress June 2!l repeal the Elkin
law, under which the government Is
bringing the action.
Must Appear In St. Louis.
St. Louis, Iec. 7. The clerk of the
United States Circuit Court today re
ceived notification from the United
States marshal's office in New York
that service had been ordered on John
D. Rockefeller and others in the gov
ernment suit against the Standard Oil
company recently filed in St. Louis. In
addition to Rockefeller, the following
joint defendant with him were served:
Henry II. Rogers, William Rockefeller,
John D. Archbold, 11. M. Flagler and
Oliver II. Payne. They will lie requir
ed to enter an appearance here.
Champions Interior Towns.
Washington, D. C, Iec. 7. Senator
Heyburn today proposed an amend
ment to the railway rate law which
will require railr.wd to give Boise,
Spokane an.l other interior points the
advantage of long haul rates. At pres
ent these cities pay the rate from Chi
cago to the Pacific coast, plu the l.n-al
rate from the coast back to Boise or
Spokane. Mr. Heyburn would compel
the railroad to give interior jx,int the
same rate a is paid on through ship
ment to tlie coast.
Senate May Invas.la-ata Manufaetur.
ers Who Control Industry.
Washington, Dec. 10. An investiira-
tion of the lumber combine, as pro
pped in the resolution introduced by
Senator Kittredge, of South Dakota,
will be productive of more good to the
people, in the opinion of some Western
senators, than any inquiry instituted
in recent year. Mr. Kittredge haa
collected considerable material, and,
when it i presented to the senate in
connection with detail Senator LaFol
lette and other Western senators will
bring out, a strong majority is expect
ed in favor of the resolution.
In many respect the "gentlemen's
agreement" which controls the price of
lumber i like that which wan alleged
in the beef packing industry. There
are several associations, such as the
Hemlock association, the Pine associa
tion and the Hardwood association,
whose representatives meet once a
month, discuss the cono.it ions and fix
There are no records and no docu
ments that would inciiminate, but
through an agreement of "gentlemen"
the output is regulated and prices
Rat Plague in Manila.
Washington, iVc. 10. Report have
readied the War department that a few
months ago great numbers of plague in
fected rats were found in Manila, and
ince then a large body of professional-
rat catcher have lieen hard at work to
protect the city f health. It was evi-
ent that the plague of rats infected
only two sections, and in isith of these
listricts a thorough disinfection was at
once undertaken. r.very house was
systematically cleaned and all the hah-
tual abiding places of the rodents were
Lesson to Free-Traders.
London, IVc. 7. The Daily Mail
comments thi morning upon the "Tale
of American Prosperity" told in Secre
tary of the Treasury Shaw's report. It
says the striking fact alxmt thi due
lling prosperity I that it prevails in a
country which British fr.-e trader, 15
year ago, predicted would m mined
by protection. The Iaily Mail regard
Mr. Shaw's currency proposals a a
bold statement, not feasible except for
j the 1 00,UIU,OUU duties collected.
East River Tunnel Bores Joined.
New York, Iec. 10. Manhattan and
Brooklyn Imrough were connected un-
ier the East river today by the piercing
f the last section which separated the
ends of the north tnlie of the tunnel of
the Brooklyn Rapiu Transit extension.
The East river tunnel extends from the
Buttery to Joralmon street, Brooklyn.
It will form part of the Subway Rapid
Transit system from Kings Bridge to
Brooklyn. Fllecti ic cars of the Long
Island railroad will alno run through
the tunnel. At the polrit of connec
tion the tunnel is 75 feet nnder water.
No More Postal Franks.
New York, IVc. 10. Clarence II .
Mackav, president of the Postal Tele-
grape & Cable company, stated toilay
hat the Inmrd of dire, tors of that com
pany liil pnssot tlie follow ing resolit-
ion: Resolved, That owing to
change.! conditions, it ha-lieen found
necessary to stop all free transmission
f message and this company w ill ab-
solutelv discontinue it free list on and
fter January 1, l!n7." There are
many frank outstanding.
Wealth From Montana Mines.
Butte, Iv-c., 10. Montana produccl
in the calendar year of 1005, copper,
ilver, gold and lead to the value of
"0,fi77,5H.1. Th.'se values came from
,000,000 tone of ore, and the airirre-
gaet production was greater by 10,-
0Ho.7;io than the value of the output of
1004, which was approximately 10f-
000,000 than the year before.