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every member had read the message
... miir seuis, curerully
following the words of the rending
rAFIIII noil I 1. . . I . .. ...
pr.at.oa b.,1 the hoM d.' iplTol the PincwerrrnUvo?
t. J ! m tOU"y 10 Wh" cover, of four battleships. H, .ent to the
e , . ..- aiwava' mw am. ..aciJaia..aai Jaaaa
niUuuve hem-In to the president's wetting In New York, which he Said
pedal message. Although nearly howed 126 In favor of the four bat-'
.;. nrn-n me portion of the aenica. a uid, that there was on
message referring to the multi-mil- 'he Pacific coast a peculiar condl
llonalre "whose son Is a fool and his tlon anl 'he time wag coming when
duuKhter a foreign princess" was the people of this country would
reached there was a storm of an- have to tu 'hat condition. The Pa-
piause, equally loud on both sides of
air. mkc, or Kcw JersDy, made'""u uaa DP'n reared In a different
some caustic remarks concerning the way ,rom tn8 People of the United
president, evoking aDulause on tha
States. There was a possibility of a
Other speeches were made hv Ren-
resentatlves Hitchcock, of Nebraska,
Vreeland of New York and Hamllin
At 5:05 p. m. the house took a
recess until 11:30 o'clock tomorrow
Washington. April 28. The pen-1
slon and District of Columbia appro-
pnauon dims were passed by the
aenate todav. In addition tha ana.
clal message of the president urging
a legislative program was head and
another chapter of Senator War
ner'a speech on the Brownsville af
fair was heard. Several measures of
minor importance and the resolution
of the house to give government aid
to cyclone sufferers In the south were
passed. The resolution to extend
the time when the commodity clause
of the railroad rate law .holl hB
corae operative was called before the
aenate by Mr. Elklns, but went over
under objection from Mr. Culberson.
The senate at 5:27 p. m. adjourned.
Monday, April 27. tlon will go to the president by the
Washington, April 27. By an end of the week and will promptly
overwhelming vote, President Boose- be signed by him.
velt's four-battleship program failed Immediately thereafter stups will
in the senate. Just as it did In the he taken to Initiate stilt against the
bouse. The amendment for four bat- Oregon A California Railroad Com
tleshlps was introduced by Senator P"" to secure forfeiture of the un
Piles and the fight for its adoption olJ portion of Its grant. For the
wn led by Senator Bevertdge. Twen- time being, It is understood, no pro-ty-three
votes were cast for the ln- ceedlngs will be undertaken against
creased program, the number large- lururier companies and other pur
ly being made up of recently-elected ca"i-s from the railroad,
senators. Fifty senators voted to sup-I
port the house and the recommenda-1 Washington. ..prll 23. As the
tlon of the aenate naval committee "pnnte was about to conclude consld
for building only two battleships. fr?.1'0 of naTI. ,8PProPrtlnn
The debate on the battleship bl todav- Senator Piles, of Wash
amendment lasted three days to the nn. Proposed an amendment ln
excluslon of all other matters. ,t "easing from two to four the nnm
was begun by Senator Beverldgo ber r new battleships to be author-
n"r? nnrMin spirited debate occurred on the
fi - .hi? .P Titer n?v m.lhTC 'mendment for the restriction of th
tl0 a , MJj y 8 beipurchase of materials for the con-
needed for war. structlon of the battleships and sub-
Washington. April 27. A favor-1 marine boats to those, of domestic
able report was today ordered on
Senator Ankeny a bill increasing pen-
ImlUn a .atnra n - anil
their widows from $8 to $12 per . Hale estimating that .Inc. the tn
month. The committee declined to ligation of the steel trust some
report a bill which would place these
veterans on the same footing as ser
vice pensioners of the civil war,
whose maximum pension Is $20 a
Senator Bourne made a favorable
report on Senator Ankeny's bill au-
thorlzlng the establishment of a fish
culture station on the Tucannon
Saturday, April 25.
Washington. Aoril 25. Another dav
was spent by the senate in considering fact to senate leaders today is re
tbe amendment to the naval apprnpria-1 Rarded as responsible for the n-
tion bill, but a vote was not reached at .
tho elope 01 1 110 aiHcumoon, woicn wh
participated in by a dozen senators.
Ilale Bccurt'd an agreement for a vote
before adjournment on Monday,
A ranvuos of the senate made during
the day indicated that the four-ship pro- 0n this point with unusual emphasis
grain will bo defeated and that the dn-,and suddenness today, upon learning
bate has changed several votes. Much that the bill as paused by the house
of tho discussion today was dovotrd to ' wna simply a "paper" provision for
the improbability of war being forced naval Increase. Authorization of the
upon the I'niti'd Mtates. Bevendga and ships was made, but no money car
piles were sharply criticised by Ald rp to make the'provlslon effective,
rich, Perkins and MrCumber for their Jguch legislation as this, the president
statements of yesterday, and several ' made known to hU numerous con-
hnatrd colloquies occurred. Beveridge
will reply on Monday.
Washington, April M. Th actual in
vestigation of the wood pulp and print
paper qurstion, iuvolving in prospect aa
xamination into the affairs of the paper
trust to determine whether or not it is
as alleged by the American Newspaper
Publishers' Association a combination
iu restraint of trade and maintaining a
monopoly of the print paper supply in
the United Mates, was Degun louay oy .
select committee appointed oy
tfneaker Cannon, whose rhairaian is Kep
n-sontstive James U. Mann, of Illinois,
and the oilier members of which, are
ll.nnnn nf llhio. Stafford of Kentucky.
liannou of Ohio, tafford of Wisconsin,
Minims of Tennessee and liyan of New
Friday, April 24.
Washington. April J 4. Argu-
nients In favor of the president s pro- 1
aram for four bntlleshlps consumed
most of tho session of the senate to
day. Piles, of Washington, opened
the dibate. declaring that the Asia
tic eirtintion affecting the Pnclflo
coast was a menace to that section,
Would Paiter Chink.
Washington. April 29. That the
Chinese exclusion law I not properly
enforced, that Chinese are making
their way Into the Cnlted States
every day when they have no right
to do so ana mni tu
necessary to ,
x.utlnir lnw will De
check this growing condition, are
facts that were pointed out In em
torms to the house committee
on appropriations by Commissioner-
of Immigration Sargent. The
" n for thlT universal laxne.s In
enforcing th) exclu..o? law. I. -id
to be fear of the enmese ponuv.
Fund for Draining; Swamp.
Washington. April !S-The e-nnte
nve further consideration to tbe
Nil devoting about $5,600,000 re-
l 'ved 'from th.
in Alabama. Ark.inn. lorlda, 111
nols. Indian. Iowa. Iulslana. Mlch
7n. Minnesota. Misslss Ppl. , Mle
i,r . Ohio and Wisconsin, to the
instruction of drainage work, in
rlcnltnr.l appropriation bill wer
reported lo tbe eenate.
as war i...u.. Am.'or elsewhere during sessions of the
there over some house and the recess of congrers and
or cans and the Japanese He wanted ( nf r!( lth(,rty of ,.
' This, h'e declared L . measure ! pona. the administration of oaths,
of peace, and uot of war. He came, etc.
. .1 1- ... i..hi nu rH t nan
CONGRESS IN BRIEF
h. -.1.1 . .L
Ueshlp nd tha president' policy for
tl-V.li L 1
" nua never been one of
,ho8e n feared war. It should not
cll:o const, he. added, had by Its op
poriuniues attracted many Asiatics,
( clash between these people and those
of the Pacific coast.
Washington. April 24. The busi
ness of the house proceeded today at
a rapia gait, despite the fact that the
democrats forced six rollcalls. Over
1000 pension bills were put through
the largest batch of the session.
A bill was passed providing for the
Protection of life on uavigable waters
uurlu regaiias ana marine parades,
There also was discussed at lenrth
,h Burleson resolution demanding
" "irl 01 ln" commissioner or
Corporatlona on the cause of fluctua
tlona in cotton. The vote on that
measure will be taken tomorrow
Thursday, April 23
Washington, April 21. After one
" "'J,"" "I "V1"'""?
ties of this session, the uou.e of rep-
resentatlves, late this afternoon by r
vote or 247 to 8, pasned the Fulton
land-grant resolution without amend
ment. Prior to the vote on final
passage, Fordney's amendment was
I voted down. 43 to 227. Tho resolu-
Amendments to remove that re-
mririlllll 1 1 III Ulll "in urir.t
years ago the price of steel armor
had been reduced from $5 60 and
$600 per ton to $416 ler ton.
Wednesday. April 22
Washington, April XI. President
Roosevelt will veto the naval appro-
prlatlon bill, should the senate, as
.d h- hou.e fa t0 make
. . h,,,-.hin.
which are authorized tn the measure.
Tho prompt announcement of this
nouncement by Hale that he would
propose an amendment appropriating
$7,000,000 toward the construction
of those ships.
The president Mated his position
gresslonal callers, waa a travesty as
to effectiveness, as well as bearing
all the earmarks of legislative leg
erdemain intended to make rldlrr.
lous his campaign for the greater
That the president's qnlrk and
vigorous action Is to ne effective is
evidenced by the action of Chairman
Hale, of the senate naval commit. eo.
announcing that at the proper
ttme ne w ill propom the $7,000,u0)
lr q iirv Into Prr Trust.
Washington, April 24. A definite
step was taken today toward a solu-
tlon of the wood pulp and newspaper
cost question In the Introduction by
Speaker Cannon of a resolution for
the appointment of a select commit
tee of six members to Investigate
and obtain ell possible information
M tQ th(, rril!,on4 for the increased
price of white paper "to the end that
needful lenlslatlon may be enacted."
The resolution, which was referr'd
to the committee on rules, of which
the speaker Is chairman, empowers
the committee to sit In Washington
Washington, April 23. The sen
ate committee on pensions today
practically completed consideration
of the pension appropriation bill. It
will carry about $ 1 fi2.000.000. an
Increase of 112.000,000 over tne
house bill, having been made to carry
out tne provisions 01 me wuiowa
pension bill, which has been enacted.
The honse bill was amended so as to
eliminate the prevision for atmllsh-
ling pension agencies throughout lb
'country and consolidating the wor
of the agencies under the bureau 1
ncles throughout the
Want Hospital Ship.
Washington. April 29. With a
view to preparedness In case of
necessity, the surgeon general's of
fice of the navy has suggested the
designation of several vessels avail
able for use for hospital purposes.
Among the shins suggested by Sur-geon-Geperal
Rlxey Is the Buffalo,
now up on the Pacific coast. The
surgeon-general Is an earnest advo
cate of the use of the hospital ship,
and take the ground that th navy
should always be reedy.
BAN KIR ruS CONVICTED.
Guilty of pprcpr,.ng Slat Mont,
! fnxii Us.
Salem. Ore.. April 2 4. Oulltr of
converting to hi own use la mm
of suite school 1 jnd. waj th verdict
rendered against J. Th.ilurn Kois
by a Marlon county Jur.- ywtrrday
afternoon. The Jury was out an hour
and ten minutes.
pears that the Jury took four ballots
the first showing nine for conviction
and three for acquittal.
Sentence will be Imposed by Jude
Burnett on Monday morning. Iha
penalty provided by law 1. Impris
onment In the penitentiary for iroiu
one to fifteen years and by fhie of
double the amount of the defalca
tion. The case will, of course, be ap
pealed to the supreme court, when
the case wHl be tried practical!
auew. for the defense objected to
nearly all the evidence, saved excep
tions, and questioned the ruling of
the trial court on all points of law
thut go to the foundation of the case.
Attorney McCamant declined to
discuss the verdict, but was very
plainly deeply disappointed.
TRY TO KILL GRAFTER.
Ex-Supervisor Gallagher Blown Up
Oakland. Cal., April 24. What Is
believed by the police to have been
an attempt to assassinate James L.
Gallagher, one of th main witness
for the prosecution In the ban Fran
cisco graft cases, was made shortly
after 7 o'clock tonight at the home
of William H. bebeeck, Gallagher's
brother-in-law, TSast Twentieth strett
and Nineteenth avenue. East Oak
land, when a huge bomb placed uu
the porch exploded and tor away
the whole front of the house. Galla
gher was up stairs with his wife at
the time, and Mr. Schenck waa in a
rear room with bis wife and four
children and Dr. Guy Brown.
All escaped but one boy, who was
hit In the neck by a flying mlssllo.
That none was killed was little
short of a miracle. Gallagher's bat
was pierced by a splinter, and taken
away as a souvenir. The house was
completely wrecked. The report was
heard all over Oakland and many
windows ln the neighborhood were
broken. A post belonging to the
porch was hurled 100 feet away.
valuable clews to the perpetrators
of the crime were gained today
through the finding of a silk hand
kerchief in which it Is supposed the
infernal machine was wrapped.
ln a search of the debris thie morn
ing detectives located some wire and
fuse and caps, which would Indicate,
according to Chief Wilson, that a
bomb of some sort had been used.
Hany Had Warned Him.
San Francisco, April 34. "The
prosecution will certainly make a
most thorough Investigation of the
dastardly attempt to kill one of the
most Important witnesses for the
state In the bribery graft cases," said
Assistant District Attorney Francis J.
Heney this morning to th Associated
Mr. Heney refused to state whether
or not he had any evidence pointing
to the perpetrators.
"I am sutlsfied that It was not the
work of a fanatic or crank," de
clared the Assistant District Attor
ney. "Neither did the attempt upon
Gallagher's life surprise me. I
warned him more than three months
ago that If he was not careful 'they
would get him,' and at the time urged
him to move from Oakland, telling
him his home might be blown up.
Aside from this I have nothing to
say at present."
Tornado In Neb'asks.
TarlB, Neb.. April 2 4. About 6
o'clock this afternoon a tornado de
stroyed the eastern portion of De
port, a town 20 miles southeast of
Paris, killing W. R. Isbell. a drag
gist, and wounding several others.
The Istiell family waa at supper when
the storm came.
Practically all the residences on
the east side of town were destroyed.
at least 2 5 or 30 being scattered over
the country ln fragments.
Oak Grove ,a town east of Clarks-
vllle, on the Texas ft Pacific rail
road. Is reported almost destroyed,
many houses Delng demolished, but
without fatalities sa far as learned.
rhe path of the storm was several
hundred yards wide.
Mora S udents Suspended.
Stanford University. Cal., April 24.
Professor Clark, of the student af
fairs committee, today posted a no-
tlce announcing the suspension of.prr started the Pulajann movement
three students. One of the three Is , gamar. fernandei rimldpated In
rj. r. timun, 01 iionoiuiu. ex-eaimr
of the "Sequoia," who will not be
allowed to register In the nnlvlrslty
on account of a recent editorial In
which he bitterly criticised the stu
dent affairs committee. Another stu-
dent was suspended for being under
the Influence cf lienor on the campus
April 17. The third for failure to re
mall, off the campu.
Revlv Cosrh'rg In Errl.nd
I-ondon, April 24. Alfred O. Van
derbllt, whose effort to revive Inter
est In coaching In England has been
so sympathetically received, left Lon
don this morning on a series of trial
trips over the Brighton road. He was
accompanied by a small prfy of
friends. A big crowd assembled out
side the hotel, where the start was
made, and gave the American
hearty send-off, while the police stop
ped traffic ln Plcadllly In order to al
low the coach to gsln a free passage
Mr. Vanderbl't will make hi. first
regular trip on May 4.
Brigand Gain "ttrengh
Ft. Petersburg. April 2 4. The sit
uation on the Persian frontier Is con
sidered here to be steadily becoming
more serious, despite tLe check to
the Terslan brigands on April 20,
when the Russian forces drove the
handlts back with heavy loses. The
rising Is gradually spreading, the
other mountaineers now flocking to
the assistance of the Shaksetan and
Becllvln tribes, against whom th
operation are being conducted.
Marshalltown. Ia.. April 2 4 Ma
chinists In the various shop of the
Iowa Central railway atruck today,
together with helper and appren
tice. A reduction of 4 cct. an hour
In tbe wage ached al caused th
TORNADO IN SOUIHlW ELECTRIC LINES'..
n- I. thane ttatn 1 k...l
UbUU III IlllbU W'"iwl I'UIUUbl
At Least 225.
Negro btfTarsd tt 1 ber
Csb'ns Uolrg 10 rics Like
Atlanta, Ga.. April 23. Reports
up to 2 a. 111. Indicate thut IH per
sons were killed sad at least 1 000
"r "jur ' si"""- roi vio-
lence which passed over sections of
Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama $10.000, 000. Extensions to the sys
yesterday. Several town, were a. , tem were authorlxed aggregating 301
,.,,, .. . I miles. Work will be commenced on
most totally "J "d the tn, tlnt of thMe ne, tnU monlnK.
p,2,r dama8' rU ,nl Urg Stockholder and directors of the
Nearly 20 towns were .truck by
the "twisters." of which there seem
to have been at least flvs.
Most of those killed were negroes,
whose cabins were swept away like
so much paper.
Natchei, Miss., reports that of 14
persons killed in that section only
two were white.
Latest reports from Amite, a small
At McLaln, Miss., eight are re
ported to have been killed; at VI
dalia. La., one white woman and six
negroes sr dead; at Qutlmaa Land
ing, eleven negroes were killed.
1 he latest report at hand comes
from Purvis landing, Miss., where
25 whites and 60 negroes were vic
tims of the storm, and reports of on
to five deaths came from many
towns scattered over the storm-swept
area. Details at present ire meager.
New Orleans and Mobile were cut
off f-om wire communication with
the outside world for several hours
today and telegraph companies re
port wires down in all directions.
TonUht the storm Is sweeping
through Georgia, but beyond torren
tial rains, accomplished by hUh
winds and brilliant electrical displays
no serious damage or loss of life
has been reported in the state.
Reports also say that the storm
struck Albertvllle, La., Inte this aft
ernoon, delng much destruction to
life and property. An unconfirmed
report from this section give tbe
death list ss from 30 to 35, with
scores of persons Injured. A train
was sent from Birmingham tonight
carrying physicians and a squad of
state militiamen to the district.
Richmond and Lamourie, La.,
were struck by the storm and nearly
a fifth of their population Injured.
Winchester, Miss., a small town,
Is reported wiped out, though only
two persons are known to hav been
Mobile reports nine dead at Hat
tlesburg. Miss., but thli has not been
The tornado that flnt appeared In
Concordia Parish, L, appears to
hav been the most st'lnus, both In
respect to nnmorr or rmuns and ex
tent of territory covered.
It covered a rural district and struck
no large town, the known results of
Its work were 64 dead and at least
100 Injured, with the prosiect that
the list will be considers!)!' swelled ,
More than 60 of the deal sre ne
groes, whose log ennins pnved par
ticularly fatal to the occusnts, be
ing easily torn to pieces, while the
weight of timber crushed tbe In
mates to death.
What appear to have been two
different tornadoes struck n Western
Alabama, one claiming six victims at
Bergan ft Thomas' suwmfD.
New Orleans, April 25. 3 a. m.
At this hour belnted reports hav
swollen the total number of deaths
by the tornadoes In Mississippi Lou
isiana and Alabama to 125. Missis
sippi suffered most, but poor com
munications kept the full extent of
the disaster from becoming known.
The death list was suddenly swollen
by nearly 100 additions! victims in
Purvis and McLaurln, Miss., towns
not heard from up to midnight.
The first reports Indicated that
four-fifths of the victims were ne
rroes. but the later rerwrfs showed
an Increasing number of whites.
"Iliplro Outlaw Marged. '
Manila. April 25 Clprlano Om-
ongom. alias Tldueuc, and Alfronlano
Fernandex, noted bandits and ranat-
I leal leaders, were privately hanged
Blllbld prison today, omnnuo
n Bamar. 1 ernanuei yu n. i.iu m
he attack on Leyte and aided I In the
kllllnc of four policemen and the
burning of the municipal buildings.
Faustlno Ahlen and F.sperodon Rota,
his principal lieutenant, were to have
him Kan onA nn the Same EalloWS.
oovernor General Smith granted
them a reprieve for one month.
Furv vor of Morg."'S Ra'dar.
New York. April 25. -With the
sword he carried when a member of
Morgan's raiders during the Civil
war clasped to his heart Colonel Wll
llim S. Warwick was found dead In
his bed on the top floor of a house
In the Bronx yesUriify. Colonel
Warwick came of a famotia old
southern fsmlly and born ln
Virginia 85 years ". He had a
large Income and entertained south
erners lavishly. Two years .go h
lost his entire fortune. Since then
he had lived In humble lodgings.
Clark Buy Cosl Lands.
Trinidad, Colo.. April 25. Ex
fnlted States Senator William A.
Clark, of Montana, r-ft here for Jer
ome, Arlx., today '',,r returning
from a trip of Inspection to the coal
property In this vicinity on which he
has held an option for two years. "I
have closed a deal with Charles
Francis Adams, of Boston, for 12.000
seres of coal land. 2" mile west cf
Trinidad," said Mr. Clark today. "I
don't care to name the consideration
but It was around th million mark."
Take Orchard's Dpo Men.
Gunnison. Colo.. Arrll 25. Dis
trict Judge Shacklef.ird 1oUt grant
ed anthorlty to O. N. Hilton, attor
ney for Stev Adam, to take a de
position from Harry Orchard, to b
presented when Adams is placed on
trial for th killing of Arthur Colli,
at Tellnrlde, Colo. ,
town In Southeastern Louisiana. sav '..B .'. m,g' Vm la world. A full grown male weighs
th town was almost entirely do-"' V. m " - r . .1 in . - 2.WW to 2.500 pound Tbe skin of t
.lroyl and n. timH pi.ee-1 t h ' 11 . . h "v. I Urgest fellow I ever killed ...ensu
JL 1 J04 M.d bVth. feet 4 inches Ion, snd 13 feet
(h cker Willamette Valley WltH
tracers and Feeders.
Capitalization of Oregon f Icctrle In
creased to C 10.000,000 to
Carry on me vVoik.
Portland, April 23. To gridiron
the Willamette Valley with electric
Hues Is the avowed purpose ot the
Oroinn Vt I t4t f I IV n i I a' o w 11 m nonv
n be orlulnal caoltalliatlon of 2.-
600,000 was Increased yesterday to
',J," r"v.irt7 ; T!i 7. rTTv
' w . . HH..M.a) f ww.. v
Ing and authorized th filing of new
articles of Incorporation.
The following new lines were au
thorised by the directors of the com
pany at yesterday's meeting. Salem
to Albany, 18 miles; Garden Home
to Illllsboro, 13 miles; lillisboro to
Tillamook, 67 miles; Tlgardvllle to
and Salem, th construction of th
new line just authorized will give
tha Oregon Electric 351 miles of!
standard gauge railroad in the state.
William 8. Barstow ft Co.. the en
glneerlng firm which build, the lines
of the Oregon Electric, ha assem
bled construction materials and will
begin work this morning on the Gar
den Home-Hlllsboro line. Upon its
completion, attention will be turned
M l..ll Jlna n C3 1 -. a. 1 II
to building from Salem to Albany.
It Is likely that at leust three years
will be required to complete the sys
tem of new lines mapped out by the
stockholders and directors of the
company at yesterday's meetings.
All the new line, planned will be
uniform with the Portland-Salem
line, which Is standard steam rail
road construction throughout. '
Moffntt ft White, 5 Nassau street,
New York city, are managers of .the
syndicate that Is supplying tbe capi
tal for the Oregon Electric opera
tions In this state. The executive
committee Is made up of the follow
ing New York capitalists: A. C. Bed
ford, George Barclay Moffatt and
William A. White.
PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL.
Employers' Liability Law la Now In
Washington, April 23. President
Roosevelt today signed the employ
ers' Habillty bill upen receiving an
opinion from Attorney-General Bon
aparte that the measure wa consti
tutional. The bill makes railroad or other
common carriers, while engaged In
Interstate commerce, liable for the
Injury or death of an employe If the
Injury or death results In whole or
In part from the negligence of any
jof the officers, agents or employes of
I the railroad, or by any defect or In-
sufficiency In qulpment. This pro
vision Is made applicable to carriers
ln the territories, the District of Co
lumbia, the Panama canal zone and
other possessions of the United
It Is provided that tn any action
brought under tbe provisions of th
bill the Injured employe shall not bs
held to have assumed the risk of his
employment In any case where vio
lation by the carrier of any statute
enacted for safety of employes eon-
trlbuted to the Injury or death of th
employe. Any contract, rule, regula
tlon or device to enable the carrier
to exempt Itself from liability under
the act is rendered void by a specific
declaration to that end.
Provision is made, however, that
the carrier shall receive credit for
any contribution made to the em
ploye or bis family In the form of In
surance, relief, benefit or Indpmnity.
An action for the recovery of dam
ages must be commenced within two
years from the date of the cause of
St. Petersburg, April 23. News
was received here this afternoon to
the effect that the Persian brigands
who yesterday advanced to attack
the Russian forces In Persian terrl -
tory, were driven back with heavy
, . . . . . . . v. i. 1
TVn" detachment from M
...,, h. ...m ad.nnred a short
distance Into Persian territory,
where It await reinforcements.
There Is no sign as yet of the
heralded Persian expedition to aid
Reveals Bums' Method.
Washington, April 23. The cross-
examination of Woodford D. Harlan,
formerly a clerk In the general land
office, was the feature today ln the
fraud trial. J. C. Campbell, of San
Francisco, attorney for Benson, drew
from the government's witness the
fact that he often told Benson false
hoods In order to secure evidence for
the government. Harlan admitted
inai unaer ine instrucimns 01 err..v
Service Agent Burns he practically
demanded money from Benson. In
stead of Benson offering to bribe
Churchill for Home Rule. I
Dublin. April 23. The National-
Ists are satisfied with the assurances
given by Winston Spencer Churchill 1
at Manchester last night with regard I
to the attitude of the Liberal party
In the matter of Irish ' J-f""rn-
ment. and John E. Redmond sn-
nn,.M at a meetlnc of the United .
Irish League today, that It had been
decided to support Mr. Churchill, and
that recommendations to this effect
would be sent to the Irish voter, at
Demand Thaw' Release.
Newbnrg. N. T.. April 23. Coun
sel for Harry K. Thaw today aerved
an order of the upreme court upon
the uperlntendent of the Matteawan
Insane Asylum to permit Thaw to
sign an application for a writ of ha
beas corpus. Thaw will be brought
Into eo art for a hearing on the ques
tion Of hi Mflftf.
Ilr ') la Par urth.
"There Is ginnl bear bunting on the
Alaskan peninsula. I got seven grls
tiles one afternoon. a!l of ttiem within
a quarter of a mile aud not over hair
an hour's time. The smallest of the:u
wss a 3-year-old, and I should say tln-y
averaged 2.(HH pounds. It took tliir
teeu rnrtriiii in tirn . "!.
(runt (J. C bae. hunter and irof
tor, who for eleven years has ;'iit
most of his time In the Alaskan wilds.
crossed his knit s In remliiiiv eut fash
Ion at fie Sherman (louse und lold a
few heal stories on the eve of returning
to bis favorite haunts.
Then for corroboration there Is tin
testimony of Mr. Chase, who for sev
eral years bus share J bc-r husbands
life, and who has Wept a diary where
In Is faithfully recorded the iiumher of
hear, caribou, sea otter sml other fur-
bearers brought down dally, and care-
ful measurement of the highest skins.
"I suppose I have killed 500 or C00
bears altogether," continued Mr. Chase.
"Of course, a good deal of my time hss
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RUl llilrl mm IU V lilt UMUIUVI .U . t ,
have been much larger. At one time
and another 1 have bunted bear pretty
much all through tbe Rockies, but
there Isn't another place to equal the
' "Big? Well. Ill tell yon. Those
bears up there are tbe largest In tbe
Inches spread from toeuall to toenail.
I can lift as much ss tbe sverage man,
but I'm telling it straight wbcii 1 say
th.t .,.h Mr rhB , h.. m ,
couldn't turn that fellow over on his
1 back to skin hi in.
"Twenty feet Is the nearest a heal
bent on mischief ever got to me. An
old female whose cub I had broiuht
down, came for me one day and she
was mad. She was sixty or seventy
yards distant and ln a bunch of alder
when I took my first shot at her. She
got up and came out In the clearing,
aud then she saw me and came for uie
in earnest. I worked my guu pretty
rapidly and the shots took effect. She
was about six paces sway when she
"Mrs. Chase and I got a scare one
chough. In rather a ludicrous way. I
bad three camps In a lonely region,
where for three years Mrs. Chase never
saw a white woman. I had to put up
'bavaralas.' or houses of drift wood,
the only kind available. We were go
ing from one camp to another when I
brought down a bear.
"We were In no burry, so w stopped,
built a fire and bad some lunch. After
lunch about an hour after the shoot
ing w went down Into a gulch where
tbe bear wa lying. Mrs. Chase was
carrying an aluminum teapot I got
her to help me turn the bear over, and
I was about to remove bis hide when
the big fellow suddenly came to life.
"You should have seen Mra Chase
go up that hillside. The best of It was,
tn spite of her haste, she took time to
rescue her teapot. I believe I Jumped
about twenty feot myself. If that
bear bad been In shnie to do damage
there might have been some trouble
but be wasn't. As a general thing
there Isn't much adventure It's too
easy." Chicago Post.
ManaSald'a fumrr Collar.
Richard Ma:i.'leld, when a mere boy,
was playing the leading role In a
tragedy, In the lust scene of which he
was strangled. Sometimes, however,
the actor who was to simulate stran
gling hi in liecame too realistic. Sever-
si times be ueiily Incapacitated the
principal player for finishing his great
scene. It camo to such a pass that
drastic measure had to be taken. One
evening. In the greenroom, Mansfield
sidled lip to the muscular player who
wa to strangle him. The lntter noted
a strange addition In .Mansfield's osv
tume. Instead of tbe collaret of lace
It was his wont to wear, bound ahont
his neck was a lesther band thickly
studded with prongs.
"And what la that fnrr be ssked.
"Oh. thatr replied Mansfield, with
the rising Inflection and a smile ln hi
voice; "tliat is merely a trine, a mere
trifle, to defer the collection of my
life Insurance. Most Inconveniently
the healthy condition of my neck snd
! throat Is necessary for the pursuance
,"' pwff-l.m and the earning of
d""J , ,
1 "Trlias, atil-wat at rt nf a aa thai mint mA
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polmflirt. Mansfield took off the col-
lar ana never sner sunerea at ms
companion player' bnd in tb big
Ta Mirk laeonpatlbllltr.
Compatibility Is evidently, according
to the Washington Star, dangerous
a. the Incompatibility of temperament
plea nn which many divorces are
granted. The story Is told of a girl
who, after listening to a young man's
No, James, I cannot marry you."
James looked frightened, hurt, dis
pleased. "Why not 7" he asked.
"There Is too much compatibility of
j.mperament about us .James," said tb
girl, ber lip curling with faint scorn.
"Too much compatibility T But Isn't
that a good thing?" asked tbe puzzled
slw.ys, sne answered, "ror
a. .. 1 ..1 ii.. 1 m
maiam-v, juuuig ir.nu .or aize 01 your
Income, If we were marrlei I should
undoubtedly Insist, from motives of
economy, on disposing with a servant
m1 A,it mj wn housework, and In
your compatibility. Jame.. you would
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Waste ml Kmrrgf.
"Ton never change yjur mini iout
anything, do your
"Wht's tbe nseT" rejoined th ego
tist. "I found years aj (hit I was
Just liable to be wrong tlie second
tlni I vfis tbe Urst." Was Li In too
1h Daatlat la Lava.
"Natur I itaily a great mech.nl
Just think of getting thirty-two teetl
In your tiny little mouth." Meggev
lorfcr B; setter.
H. CS. Wells' uew story. "The War in
the Air," Ins some exciting episodes iu
store for Its rvs.ler. It Is part of bis
scheme, we are told, to show England
losing aud tiermnny gaining, by the
.t'flr.-ret of '. '- ..ili. 1.1 W liv
aM iai iai aa aai ai a, m awwi Ma
ward tne great problem of aerial navi
gation. The (it rinan Ideal, it la added,
Is put forward as 110 less than a com
plete conquest of Ihe air. One of the
hapiieiiliik'S of a coming Installment la
Ihe kidnapping of the hem as a spy.
He Is promptly i-oiiiin.indcercd as sn
unwilling recruit Iu the motiillzutlon
of the (leruian air fleet .Invading Amer
ica. Miss Malvery, the young girl whv
clad In coster garb, lived for eight
years In the Emt Eisd of Iiondon
studying the homes of Hi xxir anil
collecting mcterliil for her book, "The
Soul Market," is by birth an East In
dian. She left home when a young
girl, studied mush- and elocution and
became a professional entertainer. She
fell into tbe habit of visiting the homes
of ttie poor anil seeing for herself htnv
the submerged masse fared. 8he work
ed In a factory, seeking shelter at night
at cheap pslglng houses; site earned
pennies as a alnger on the street, tried
her band as a cuetermonger, and served
A new book In the "Heroes of the
Nations Series" contains the story of
Charles the Bold, I Mike of Burgundy,
who compelled Imls I. to accede to
the terms of the Insurgent Burgiindla
nolilcs. Charles was a heroic and ro
mantic figure and I.ouls an Interesting
personage a forerunner nf tne modern
politician. The story, which Miss Put
nam relates of tlicxe men. Includes an
Important imtIihI (14.13 77). In which
the mediaeval and the modern were
engaged In a death struggle. Printing,
with all its d I si n very meant for the
world, was coming; the Reformation
was near, and the fall of Constantino
pie came In 14":i.
An Interesting history attaches le
the picture which appears on the auto
graph edition of "lloyle's nmes."
The isirlralt of Edmund liny Is, the
father of whist and the first writer on
Indoor games, who lived In the eigh
teenth century, has been eagerly sought
In picture galleries and among old
woodcuts. Movie seems to have had
no time for the artist. By the merest
ham Frederic Jessel, of Indon, the
connoisseur on games, who owns the
flnest card library In the world, look
ing over some old books, pictures and
bronzes at Brighton, happened to run
across a medal that bore the name of
Edmund lloyle, and which was of eigh
teenth century workmanship. The
medal was reproduced In plaster, photo
graphed, snd now appears on the cover
of lloyle's book.
EVER OLD AND EVER NEW.
Trlla Phrase That Saaaa t'
afaryrla ( ha Vatlraw Rosas.
Visitors are never weary of dwelling
upon the strange mixture of all that Is
antique and modern In the vast bnllil
Ings of the Vatican. As a palaco. or
rather a series of palaces, the Vatican,
since Its first stone was laid In 4IW A.
I. by Pope Symmachiis, has contained
the choicest treasures of art and liter
ature. And now In the twentieth cen
tury It rivals any royal dwelling In Kit
rope In h il 11 1 of modern equipment,
with Its small army of engineers, law
yers, printers, palmers, chemists, work
ers In mosaic, arllsts, carpenters, stuc
co workers, sculptors, wood carvers and
gardeners. In addition to the usual
crowd of cooks, cleaners, waiters snd
porters belonging to every great house
hold. This snclent ecclesiastical palace In
fact holds all modern appliances cal
culated to save expense, time and la
bor. Thus It possesses Its own dyna
mos for the lighting of St. Peter's and
the vast apartments and rooms, 11,(1110
In all. that make up the structure; Its
own water supply, printing presses and
Within the last few days Plus X. has
had fmir typesetting machines of the
most modern make Installed by an Fng-
jish firm In the Vatican printing office.
The is has also visited the office for
the purjxise of Inspecting the n"W fix
tures, and Ordinal Merry del Val has
ven practiced on one of them.
Whoeter said "The Vatican Is always
'kl and ever new," told the truth.
I aa perfect I r Faalepr.
A story of one McN'Ish, told by the
Marchioness of Brendallinne In her re
cent book. The High Tops of Black
Mount," does not controvert Dr. John
son's dictum, "Much may lie done with
a Scotchman If he tie caught young."
but qualifies It. Mcfelsh was not young
tnough when caught.
The Marchioness of Breailallisne,
who Is sn ardent sisirtswomnn, wa
companioned In a di-er stalking expisll
tlon In one of the great glens of North
Britain by MeUlsli. He had been In
dulging one day In a long argument in
the Gaelic with one of the gillies, when
there was a deer In prp't. At last,
wearied isit of all pstlemv, tbe marchi
oness said :
"Pray do talk EngllHti Melish ; I
cannot understand a word you say In
"It Is a pity you had not learnt snch
s useful thing before taking to th
hill," w Mclyelsh's dry resiHinse.
Tha i arrret4 Hill.
Visitor- o to the proprietor and tell
blin t make my bill out promptly, and
write omelette with two t's snd not
Walter (a few minute later) It's
sll rilit now, sir; omelet 23 rents;
two tess 40 cents.
"Home would seem sort of Incom
plete without a piano."
"Yes, a piano undoubtedly lend
tone." Kansa City Tlmst.
Mor than 13".'ij,OfiO pomade of tal
low ar used every yr In the m.nn
f.ctar of candle In tbe United State
A man fool hi wife about hi ec
tlon good deal lean than eh fuola
the neighbors about theta.