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AIR EVKKV SCANDAL
Senate Committee to Investigate
Affairs of Canal.
MAY ADOLiSII CANAL COMMISSION
Latltudo Will Bo Given In Taking Tes
timony In Hope of Showing
Washington, Jnn. 13. While- tho
eenato has labored to mask the truth,
tho (act is that next Tuesday Theodote
Koosevelt, William II. Taft, Theodore
P. 8honts, John F. Stevens and, incl
dentally, John F. Wallace, are to bo
arraigned and tried before tho nono too
impartial judges who constitute the
Benato cotnmltteo on intoroceanlc can
als. Tho trial is to bo called an investiga
tion, hut it means simply that every
supposed xcandal, every petty criti
cism, every report ot friction between
officials, every story of an unearned
salary, every talo of a discharged em
ploye and every (letting bit of gossip is
to bo told in public, and from them all
tho member of tho commltteo expect
to get possibly somo of them hope to
get the basis for a direct chargo of in
competence, or it may be of guilt.
Thoro Is not a soul in Washington who
believes that anything will como of tho
Investigation savo tho knowledgo al
ready held that some of tho heads ot the
enterprtso havo had their bickerings
and their disagreements.
It may be that in the courso ot tho
hearings the public may learn the real
reason forth resignation ot Mr. Wal
lace. It may learn whether or not
there was any truth in the reports ot
friction between Mr. Taft and Mr.
Shonts. It may learn whether or not
Poultney Bigelow drew the long bow,
hut that anything substantial can come
from the investigation no one in his
It is understood that the greatest lat
ltudo will Ins given-in the matter of
asking question!, and, if curiosity about
personal differerencca between officials
is to be considered one ot tho chief
things which it is necessary satisfy,
the senate and the people may have
their fill of satisfaction.
The senato declares that President
Roosevelt practically challenged the
investigation and that it has been de
cided not to deny him. There was
nothing for the president to do, appar
ently, in the present condition of af
fairs, except to "challengo" an Inves
tigation. There li a feeling in Wash
ington that he took the course that he
did to win eventually the right to con
duct the canal construction unhamper
ed by a commission of seven men.
It the result of the investigation
leads to the statutory abolition of the
canal body, it may be that trouble and
rumors of trouble will disappear and
that the work will go forward, showing
that a strong hand is behind it.
SEETHING WITH EXCITEMENT.
Young China Wants Reform Old China
Adheres to Graft.
Pokln, Jan. 13. Reports from tho
South and from the Ya>se valley re
gion show the anti-foreign sentiment
to bo very strong. China undoubtedly
is in a ferment ot politclal excitement,
but the movement is directed as much
against the government as against the
The government is between two Ores.
The young China party is clamoring
because reforms are being executed too
slowly, while the conservatives and the
officials, the latter having their per
quisites threatened, are resisting all
efforts at reform.
In spite of the protests in Northern
China, the foreign ministers have not
changed their minds for the withdrawal
of foreign troops from Chile province,
the only exception being the legation
gtards. the ministers believing that
the Chinese government Is both able
and determined to protect foreigners in
the otent of a revolution.
Demand a .Lower Rate.
Juneau, Alaska, Jan. 13. At a
meeting attended by 35 Douglas City
shipper last night a telegram was or
dered to be sent that no contract would
be slgued with the two steamship com
panies now doing business unless a rate
of 25 per cent less than the present rate
be granted. At present only tiiree con
tracts have been signed in Juneau with
the two companies. All other shippers
were waiting for seme move by Tacoraa
or Portland. There is some agitation
to get Tacoma to pool tho issue with
Castro Will Sell Asphalt Lake.
New York, Jau. 13. According to
private advices received from Caracas,
President Castro will oiler for sale to
the higheest bidder the concession for
t io asphalt lake Guanaioco, of whith
t io New York & Bermudez company
wis deprived about a year and a hall
ago. The asphalt property, which is
in the state of Bermudez, is now being
operated by Ambrose Howard Carner,
us a receiver under appointment by the
High Federal court.
Mora Jamaicans for Canal,
Kingston, Jan. 13. Four hundred
men sailed from Kingston this after
noon on the steamer Tagus for Colon to
eeek. employment io the canal zone,
Each man deposited f 0.25 with the
treasury under tho Jirimigrants protec
RANGE WAR IN WYOMING.
Raiders Murdor Hordors, Slaughter
Sheop nnd Burn Camp.
Denver, Jan. 12. An Kvnnston,
Wyo., special to tho Tribune says:
Masked and mounted raiders, pre
sumed to bo cattlemen, last night at
tacked the camps of two Utah Hock
masters near lturnt Fork, close to tho
Utah-Wyoming line, shot down A.N.
Garslto and Robert Allen, borders,
slaughtered tho sheep, and b-irned tho
camp wagons and outfits.
A camp mover who escaped the bul
lets of tho raiders witnessed tho battle
from the brush. Tho raiders num
bered about 20, and approached tho
camps at a gallop, Bring a fusillade
of shots into tho wagons. Tho herders
were killed at tho first tiro. It re
quired less than half an hour to club
tho sheep to death and burn tho out
tits, when the raiders departed. No
tices ot warning to other tloekmastets
wero lett with tho bodies of tho dead
Sheepmen are indignant, threaten to
get even, and mote trouble is antici
pated. The tango on which the out
rage was committed has long been In
dispute, and tho sheepmen have been
frequently ordered away.
BLAMES ALL ON MOROCCO.
German Delegate Says Minister Mis
understood French Minister.
Tarls, Jan. 12. With tho approach
of tho Algeclras convention on Moroc
can reforms, tho newspapers devote
greater spare to discussion of tho ques
tion. Public opinion everywhere Is
that the iesuo of the conference will bo
amicable has been practically decided.
The Journal's Madrid correspondent
sends an interview with the Genua am
bassador at Madrid, Hcrr von Hado
witz.who is also the principal German
delegate to tho convention. The am
bassador, the correspondent says, has
no doubt of the favorable issue of the
conference. He believes the whole dis
agreement is due to the Moroccan min
ister's not understanding or misinter
preting the words of tho French minis
ter to Morocco, willfully or otherwise,
and sa)S if the sultan's delegates try to
prevent an agreement being reached by
tho powers, as It has been suggested
they would do, they will find them
selves in a most serious situation. Hut
the ambassador is of tho opinion that
tho Morooran delegates fully appreciate
this and will give no trouble.
FORBIDS PRIVATE CARS.
Bill Offered Concress by Fruit
Duluth, Minn, Jan. 12. President
Roosevelt, Attorney General Moody
and members of congress and the Inter
state Commerce commission, will re
ceive this week copies ot a bill ad
vocated oy the Western Fruit Jobbers
association, of which E. M. Ferguson,
of Duluth, is president, and which has
for its primary pur;oae the elimination
of private freight cars, the correction of
refrigerating rates and bringing express
companies under the interstate com
merce acts and prohibiting the dealing
in commodities bundled by thenr.
The bill will be introduced in con
gress during the present session. It
provides that roads must furnish all
rolling stock required to handle inter
state commerce under penalty of heavy
fines. It outlaws "flexible' charges
and gives the shipper an open avenue
fur relief against unreasonable rates.
TRAINWRECKERS WIPED OUT.
Deadly Vengeance7 on Rebels Who
Tore Up Track.
Riga, Livonia, Jan. 12. News has
Just reached tills city of a daring a;
tempt of the revolutionists to capture a
military train conveying a Jargo sum of
money from St. Petersburg to I.lbau.
A band of revolutionists having ad
vance information gathered at Hazen
pot, burned two bridges and toro up
the track. Two companiesof infantry,
which were escorting tho train, left the
care, and were joined by a detachment
of dragoons. This force inarched against
the revolutionists, who from behind
improvised defenses, opened Are on the
soldiers. The infantry, after firing two
volleys, wbch killed 05 and wounded
nearly 100 of the revolutionists,
charged with the bayonet, and the dra
goons completed the rout by sabering
all the revolutionists they overtook.
Pipe Line Across Isthmus.
Washington, Jan. 12. Secretary Taft
has recommended to the president
that he sanction the issue of a revoca
ble license to the Union Oil company,
of California, to construct nnd main
tain a pipe line across the canal zone.
There were six applicants for eueh a
right, but the company named is the
only one which specified the price of
oil it used by the government and
whose offer was otherwise sufficiently
definite and reasonable. It is, howev
er, expressly provided that the license
shall not be exclusive.
Asks for Second Federal Judge.
Butte, Mont,, Jan. 12. A Miner
special from Helena states that tho
Montana Bar association this afternoon
adopted a resolution indorsing United
States Senator Thomas II. Carter's bill
providing an additional Federal judge
for Montana The association, how
ever, takes the ground that the bill
should not provide or the division of
the state into two Federal court dis
tricts, and recommends that change in
the proposed measure.
Grinding Cane in Mexico.
Mexico City, Jan. 12. Cane grind
ing is now woll under way on the sugar
plantations. The total production is
estimated at 225,000 tons.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
CONTAINS MANY DIFFICULTIES.
OrcKon Stato Primary Law Hard
Candidates to Follow.
Salem Another very serious prob
lem has arisen In connection with tho
direct primary law. Tho law requires
that candidates for state offices shall
11 lo petitions from not less than seven
counties, and that at least 10 per cent
ot tho precincts shall bo represented In
each of the soven counties. Two per
cent of tho votes cast at tho last stato
election for supreme judge by each par
ty must bo represented on tho petition.
It has been tho supposition until re
cently that so long as tho required
number of counties and precincts were
represented by tho signatures of ono or
more voters that tho bulk ot tho signa
tures on a petition to mako up tho 2
per cent might como from ono county,
so long as the required number of names
was tiled with tho secretary of state.
It is now dlrcovercd that there must bo
2 per cent of. tho vote cast by tho party
represented In each county and precinct
represented, as well as throughout tho
The attorney general will probably
Imj asked to render an opinion in regard
to the number of signatures required
from the counties and precincts. To
secure 2 per cent of tho voters In seven
counties, and 10 per cent of tho pre
cincts In rach ot the soven counties,
and In addition havo 2 per cent of tho
party vote In the entire state, will add
to the difficulties of securing a petition.
FORM NEW ORGANIZATION.
Independent Telephone Companies of
Portland In order to fortlty them
selves and protect their Interests, rep
resentatives of tho independent tele
phone lines in Oregon met hero last
week and formed a permanent orgnisa
tlon. ft will be known as tho Oregon
Independent Telephone association, ai d
is formed after similar orgnizatinns in
other states of the Union and affiliated
with the national association of inde
pendent tolcphone lines.
Tho objects of tho association aro to
encourage development; foster and
stimulate tho growth; protect the mu.
tual Interests; promote and systema
tize uniformity of accounting, opera
tion, maintenance and construction ot
independent (non-Hell) telephone inter
eats, and to defend the samo from un
fair encoracLmenta of competition by
co-operation and by such other avail
able means as may, from time to time,
Favor Woolen Mills.
Albany The business men ot the
city met and discussed the proposition
of securing tho new woolen mill for
this city. Judge Stewart, ot the stock
committee, withdrew from tho actlvn
work of soliciting subscriptions, and
Frank J. Miller was selected to (111 the
vacancy and the committee will push
tho work. The purpose of the com
mittee is to secure subscriptions to the
stock aggregating $16,000 toward the
capital of 1100,000, when the mill will
be built and fitted up. The business
men at the meeting were enthusiastic
in support of the project, and the spirit
manifested was in favor ot co operation
among the business interests of the city
for the upbuilding of Albany ami its
Plans an Electric Line.
Forest Grove At the meeting of the
Forest Grove city council last week,
State Senator E. W. Haines, in behalf
of the Forest Grove transportation com
pany, a new organization, applied for a
25-year franchise for an electric railway
in Forest Grove, to lunjfrom the South
ern Pacific depot to the business section
of the city, about two miles. Accord
ing to the terms of tho ordinance, the
new line must be begun in 00 days,
and completed In eight months. It is
to carry the United States mail, express
and passengers. Senator Haines furn
ishes electric light to Forest Grove
from his plant about 12 miles dts'ant,
and, it Is understood, will furnish pow
er for the new road from his plant.
Buys Ranch In Gilliam.
Condon A. S. Hollen has purchased
he 860-acre ranch on Trail fork. Gil
liam county, belonging to J. W. Booth.
The transaction, which involves about
116,000, is one of the most important
real estate transfers for bo me tlrao here,
and gives Mr. Hollen a most valuable
farm and stock ranch. In the deal Mr.
Booth takes residence property In Con
don valued at about f 5,000, consisting
of several fine dwellings. Mr. Hollen
is proprietor of the Condon Flouring
mill. Ho will take possession ot the
ranch about March 1.
Newport as Winter Resort.
Albany Many Albany people are
spending portion of tho winter at
Newport on Yaquina bay, where tho
weather as a general thing has been de
lightful. Only a lew days during the
holiday season was the sea rough.
Some ot the leading people of the val
ley cltlet Salern, Eugene, Albany, In
dependence and Corvallls havo spent
a portion of the winter at tho seaside,
and Newport Is gaining a reputation as
a winter resort.
Few Hops Left in Josephine. v
Grants Pass Several sales of hops
havo been made here recently at from
0 to 10 cents. About 500 bales have
changed hands, and by February 1 but
few hopB will bo held by the growers
in Josephine county. There are quite
a few baby hops still held and a few
old onesj though not to exceed 500
bales in all.
AMEND IRRIGATION LAWS.
Irrigations! Say Conditions In Idaho
Aro Bstlor Than In Oregon.
Salem Prominent Irrigators of Ore-
.... l.l.,.liu. the. advisability of
asking tho next leglslauro to amend tin ,
Irrigation laws In several pmicuimc
At tho present time all tho contracts
with tho statu tor tho reclamation of
desert lands under tho faroy nci aro
based upon the theory that tho owners
of thu canals and ditches aro entitled to
collect a perpetual annual rental from
the landholders. In Idaho tho land
holders will eventually own and control
the canals, ditches, headgates, etc.
In tho contract with tho stato of
Idaho for tho construction ot tho Twin
Falls canal It is provided that a com
pany shall bo formed among the land
owners on tho basis of ono share of
stock for ono share ot water right, and
that within seven years tho control of
tho canals, ditches, dams and headgates
shall nass to tho corioratlon formed
ntiiniiL- tlm water users. Previous to
tho formation of tills company and be
fore tho expiration ot tho seven years'
limit, tho construction company Is en-
Itled to collect annually not exceeding
80 cents an aero. Tho samo theory of
ownuiship prevails In all government
All tho contracts tor the reclamation
nt arid lands under tho Carer act In
this state allow tho construction com
panics tho rlpht to collect $1 an aero
perpetually, tho company agreeing to
keep the canals and ditches In repair.
Fruit Inspector In Linn.
Albany Tho I.lnn.county court has
appointed K". C. Armstrong, residing
at Marlon station, Marion county, to
act as fruit inspector for I.lnn county,
temporarily, on tho recommendation of
Horticultural Commissioner O. A.
Park, of Salem. Mr. Park wished to
secure hero a man who would ho ready
to lK'gln war on pests at once. Tho
court will at once select a man for per
manent appointment who will bo asked
to take a short courso in training under
Professor A. II. Coidley, at thu Oregon
Allen Wants Oregon Boys.
Corvallls Lieutenant Quintan, coin
mandant of the cadet regiment at the
college, has received instructions to
recommend six additional graduates
from the Oregon Agricultural college
for positions as Third lieutenants in
tho Philippine constabulary. Three
similar recommendations were recently
made, and from these one appointment
has already been made, that of Lieu
tenant Floyd Williams, who has gone
New Railroad for Gilliam.
Falem Articles ot IncoriKiratlon
have been filed with tho secretary of
state for the Oregon Northern Hallway
company. Tho incorjwrators are;
William J. Mariner, It. W. Robinson
and C. E Jones. The road runs from
Blalock, in Gilliam county, to Hard
man, in Morrow county. Tiie capital
stock is $25,000, divided into 1,260
shares of $20 each. Tho principal
place of business is lleppner.
Contracts at Interest.
Salem The State Land board re
ports interest bearing oontraut out
standing Dscember 31, as follows:
School laud contracts, $riM).6l0.30;
Agricultural college, $28,0W3.82; Uni
Wheat Club, 71071c; hluestem, 73
fi74c; red, 08Q00c; valley, 73c.
Oats No 1 white feed, $27; gray,
$20 60 per ton.
Barley Feed, $23.00(823 60 per ton;
brewing, $24.00024 6(1; rolled, $23.60
Buckwheat $2 60 per cental.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
$13 60(314.60 per ton; valley timothy,
$0fil0; clover, $0310; cheat, $B.5O0
V.60; grain hay, $800.
Fruits Apples 76c0 $1.50 per box,
persimmons, $1 25 per box; pears,
$ 1 .250 1 50 per box ; cranberries, $13
13 60 per barrel.
Vegetables Beans, 20c per pound;
cabbage, l2c per pound; cauliflower,
$1 25 per dozen; ce'ery, $303.60 per
crate; pumpkins, 2 01c per pound;
vaiiib 7 IV nn rtAiintM Biiinairi 1 C
w.t, 1 J ' t . rinnntl Bnlnaill I 1
85c$l per sack.
Onions Oregon, No. 1, $101.25 per
sack; No. 2, 7600c.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks,
05076c per sack; ordinary, 50000c;
Meicod sweets, 2c per pound.
Butter Fancy creamery,27K32Ko
Eggs Oregon ranch, 20030c per
Poultry Average old hens, 12J40
14c per pound; springs, 12)j13c;
mixed chickens, 1212)ijc; broilers,
15010c; dressed chickens, 14015c;
turkeys, live, 16c; turkeys dressed,
choice, 17020c; geese, live, 0011c;
Hops Oregon, 1005, chotco, 10011a
per pound; primo, 80j; medium,
708c; olds, 507c.
Wool Eaetern Oregon averago best,
10021c, per pound; valley, 24020c;
mohair,' choice, 30c.
ijeof Dressed bulls, 102c per
pound; cows, 304c; country steors,
Veal Dressed, 38c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, fancy O0OMo per
pound; ordinary, 405c; lambs, 70
Fork -Dressed, G)7Ko Per pound,
1 c per pound; turnips, l)0c$l per''"od wit' I'""'"1''" u ". .
irl carrots. 05ra75c nor sack: beets. 00 Bcri8 ot tl,,,,w,r lan'1 Ir-UilnlMiily.
CONVENTION ON RATE ISSUE.
Kansas Commercial Bodies to Form
Wichita, Kan., Jau. lO.-Mnuy del
cgates havo already arrived In tlm lly
to attend tho Hlato Freight Hate con
vention, which meets lioro tomorrow.
Tho convention will ho hold for tlm
putposo of forming a stato organisation
to Inlluenco freight rata legislation,
both In tho stato legislature and In
congress. It Is existed that fully
1,000 delegates will attend, represent
ing commercial and farmers' oiganlsa
tun. from ull nulls of tho stale.
Tho principal speakers win w e-
Governor Van Haul, ot Minnesota, ami
Speaker 1. I.. Unroot, ol Wisconsin.
Governor llooh and other prominent
men of Kansas aro also on me pr-
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gram, a preliminary "'" -
h! by tho executive committee ami
such delegates as havo arrived was iiem
this JMiiiug. It I" probable that J. I..
llrlstow, ox-fourth arslstant postmaster
geneial, will bo elected permanent
,.l,,.lnn.i. The meeting this afternoon
resulted In decision to present his
n is tint
llesldei tho accredited delegates there
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aro a largo uuiuoer m 'iiphh" -
nest men from various parts ol tlm
state present. A banquet will Ih ten
dered tho visiting delegates nnd guest
of tho convention tomorrow night by
thomenibiri ot the local ootnmsiclal
SIBERIA IN REVOLT.
Mutinous Soldiers of the Czar Con
trol the Wholo Railroad.
NiL-nmikl. Jan. 10. Nows that has
failed to leak through 8t. Petersburg
because of tho cutting ot emiimunlca.
tlon cuno hero today on thu arrival ol
tho transport Mongolia from Vladivo
stok carrying Russian refuses. The
Hussions told a story ot Iwrior along
the Siberia railway, as it had eomo to
them troni stories told ol stations
blocked by mutineers, who moled ami
burned everything In sight.
Many ot those who started for HumI
have turned back. Trains have been
selieil ami turned on a Wkaard eoMisn
and great gaps exist In the linn to the
Kuropean Itusslaii frontier. According
to tho refugees thero lias lieen a general
uprising in Siberian Itinxita, which will
stop operation ot tho railway for the
winter at least, considering tlm difficul
ties of maintaining tho Hue in winter
Tlm stories of privation ami horror
told by the refugees confirm In tho
worst degree the small hits ot nows
that havo leaked out from Ht. Peters
burg of the cutting ol tho railway ami
the rebellion In the Manchuiian army.
MORE REFORMS PROPOSED.
Pannypacker Amends Call for Spoclsl
Sosslon In Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, Pa , Jan. 10. Governor
Pennypacker today Irsued a supplemen
tary proclamation to his call for the ex
tra session of the Pennsylvania Ieglsla
turo which convenes next Monday, so
as to Include a uniform primary elec
tion system, a civil service system (or
state officers and the regulation of elec
tion expenses. Ho also amends his
original call so as to enable the legisla
ture to (hiss a bill for tho cutimltdatlmi
ot the cities ot Pittsbuignnd Allegheny,
eminent lawyers having contended that
it was Impossible to as such a bill
under his original proclamation
The governor's supplementary oall
was a great surprise to his olllclal ad
visers, not ono ot whom thought ho
would make any change In his original
call, despite the pressure for a uniform
primary election system and a now bal
lot law. Among tho subjects men
tioned in tho original oall are personal
registration, state treasury reform ami
senatorial and legislative reapportion
Collect for Stolen Timber,
Washington, Jan. 10 The Supremo
court of tho United States today hoard
argument in tho case of tho United
States against the Hitter Hoot company,
of Montana, and at Its conclusion took
up tho case against Ssnator William A.
Clark, In tho Bitter Hoot case, the
prosecution is bused on the allegation
that the company, as tho assignee of
Marcus Daly, received the proceeds of
a largo quantity ot timber rut on pub'
He. In nil In Montana, vrhlln (!lrlr (
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Wants Iowa to Invostlgato.
Des Moines, Ia Jan. 10. F, M,
Molesborry sounded tho first noto of
battle against the llfo Insurance com
panies In tho Iowa legislature today by
Introducing a resolution providing for
the appointment of a joint committee
ot tho house and senate to conduct a
sweeping investigation ot tho life Insur
ance business; revise tho statutes and
frame new bills and report to the next
general assembly, which incuts next
Bomb Factory Blown Up,
St. Petersburg, Jau, 10, Reports
have beonjrocolved heio ot a battle at
Tiflla between tho rebels, who hold the
wholo ot Western Transcaucasia, and
tho troops sunt against them, The
rebels took retugo In a bomb factory,
which was explodod by tho troopH and
great loss of llfo Inflicted.
German Soldiers Called Home,
Copentagon, Jan. 10, All Gorman
subjects in Denmark who aro liable for
military service havo received official
warning to he ready to return to Ger
many upon threo days' notice,
S(!ii;it(! Column..).) Favors Cliiimjo
In .'rcsoii! Law,
SELL TIMIHIK INSTEAD OF LAND
Senator Fulton Opposes OlvlnR t
Sncrntary at Interior I'owor to
I'rovlila for Appraisement
Washington, Jan. 11. The svnsln
public lauds lommllteo today nad up
for onusldeiatloii tho hill repealing tlm
tlmlwr and stone act, hut no eonrliulim
was reached. Tho committee Intends
to give this legislation vjry careful run-
slderatlau, ind It now seems piuUMo
that soinn hill will ultimately Im iP.
ported repealing the present Uw and
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SlllnlllUllllg a mm in" miuioniing inn
sain ol timber on pulillo land at not
less than Its appraised vaue, In m
manner to lw prewrllivd by the sn-ie.
tary of tho Interior.
When this featuro was touched up.n,
several Western seiiatois, paitirularly
Fultoll and IV'erson, tHik urtaslim to
late their opinion that too much wsi
now lett to tlm dlrt'iotlon of the secre
tary of the Interior, particular reference,
tielug nude to his mwei to withdraw
land from entry for Inrmtry purHrs,
It was alleged that this poxer was
many times abused, that rail areas bad
been wltlHlrawn when them i no
justlllri.llou for It, and ill riiliteqtielirn
of such withdrawal development Ud
This iIIdcmhIoii hail no hoaring rm
the siiliJtKt under eonldertlni, ami if
this particular qtiettlun U taken up it
will probably Ix In the nmmitiei
agrtetitlHre ami fortxtiy rather than tlm
wmiioltlee om public lands.
FIRE CAUSES PANIC
Holel Quests Sultcl or Leap
Sura Death at MimteapoH.
Ml mia poll, Jan. II. Klitht per
shmi aie dead frw sfftioM r (low
leaping frH window ami a sre of
leipln are nnte or lew ln)iire. a tlm
result ol a Bin III the West hotel early
Tim tire, which I sHpposod to ha
lieeM Milled by CHMMH-d electric WlriNi ,
was In Itself ImdgiilllcaHt, Mng ton
fined to the elevator shall and the tip
Hour III the coiner nt tlm building, but
tlm wild ireue which followed the (list
alarm hurried people into the halls ami
out tiMrtt wimhiwa in a frantic attempt
to savo themselves. The financial lus
will not eireed S0,(HH).
All of tlm hospitals sent their ambu
Unres to tlm first. Physicians hastened
to the iHdel and liffelirl their rervkes.
ami undoubtedly many lives were saved
by their effort. Tho bospllal sent a
corps ol iiiirtes to give nrsi am to ins
injured, and thty were kept luy lor
several hours after the fire had been
CHINA OPENS NEW TOWN.
Croat Ceremony Welcomes Foreign
Traders lo Tsloan Fu
Tstnan Fu. Jan. 1 1. The rerr monies
of 0enlng Tslnan Fu, capital of tho
province of Shall Tung, to foreign tradn
today were attended by many Chineeo
and foreign official. Tho Invited
American gtinsts pretit Included con
sular officials ami leprrreutatlvea of
prominent mercantile e-iinpinlen, Two
hundred and fifty guests attended lun
cheon at noon, and the guverm r of
Shantung will give a banquet to many
guests tonight at hi palatial home,
which Is Imllt ami furnished In for
The governor's speech today em
phaslzetl tho fact that tlm first Interna
tional commercial seUleiueut npriiod by
China he me It was Initiate) and long
awaited by viceroys Yuan fib I Kal ami
Choti Fu, Tlm area ot thu settlement
ot ubout four miles.
Unite for Irrigation.
Omaha, Jan, 11. Tho Ainerlran Ir
rigation Federation Is the name, for an
organization formed by reprrsentatlven
of the Irrigation slates who met In
Omaha today. Among the object of
tho fedoruthn set forth in an official
statement ore to haimonlzo conflicting
Interests, promote honntlnlal legisla
tion, distribute. Instructive literature,
aid In settlement of reclaimed nn-as,
critlolxo official or others for acts of
Injustice and to aid In tho adjustment
of freight rates to and from the re
Rubiil Houses Bombarded,
Tiffin, Jan. 11. Tho plundering of
this city continues. I.ast night hnmlia
weru thrown at a military patrol,
whurouixin thu house from which tho
bombs wore hurled, mid tho ndluliilui!
buildings, wuru bombarded by artil
lery, with the result that many persons
wero killed or wounded, A house In
which mi Armenian who had attempt
ed to assasslnato an officer had sought
refugo was sot on fire and tho man was
Plot to Capture Fortress.
London, Jan, 11, A dispatch from
St, Petersburg to a now Ixindoii paper,
tho Tribune, reports tho arrest of eight
artillery officers of tho St. Petersburg
garrison on the chargo ot being engaged
In r, conspiracy to blow up thu Troitiky
bridgo and to capture tho fortress.