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RAILROADS GIVE UP
Cannot Witlistand Public Hostility
on Kate Question.
ATTACKS COME FROM ALL SIDES
Denunciations of Pennsylvania Rail-
road Merger and of Coal
Roads Cauio Alarm.
Washington, Feb. 10. Ills apparent
that certain railroad interests havo lw
come alarmed over tho decided anti
railroad agitation lint is manifesting
Itsolf in congress and in several states,
and that their friends in the senate
have been appealed to to settle upon
the best rato bill they can get and get
it beloro the senate tor notion. It is
said that tho railroad Interests at large
have become astounded over tho oppo
sition that has devloped to them
throughout the country, and that many
ot them realize that graver problems
than the fixing of a disputed rate con
front them if something is not done to
allay the spirit of hostility
Some ot tho magnates believe that II
they can get the members ot tho com
mittee on intcrstato commerce ot the
eenato together on a bill at once it will
atop the agitation that is each day
growing stronger against what nro char
acterized as "railroad lobbies" in vari
The denunciation ot tho railroad
trust in West Virginia by Governor
Dawson in a letter to the senate, the
offering of a resolution in Pennsylvania
to investigate coal-operating roads and
the determination ot irniny members ol
congress to secure an investigation of
the alleged trust for met 1 by the Penn
sylvania, Baltimore & Oh'o, Chesapeake
& Ohio and Norvfolk A Western, have
excited tear among the friends of rail
roads that a rennrselea crusade against
them is about to begin.
Chairman Elkfns, ot the interstate
commerce committee ot the somite, who
favors the railroad interests, and Sena
tors Clapp and Dol liver, who have been
fighting for action, held a private con
ference of several hours this afternoon.
It is believed a basis of compromise is
STILL RELY ON RFLIANCE.
Will Be Converted to Suit Terms of
Next Yacht Race.
New York, Feb. 10. In discussing
the possibilities ot a challenge for the
America's cup from Sir Thomas Lipton
or any foreign source, and tho probablo
courso ot the New York Yacht club, on
receipt of such a challenge, says to
day's Times, tho astonishing statement
was made by a prominent member of
the New York club yeetenlay that the
Reliance would be used In all proba
bility as the defender ot the cap, even
though the challenge called for a race
with tohoonerj, as lias uea suggested,
and that to meet those conditions she
would bo oonvetted, as it Is a perfectly
practical suggestion and meets Sir
Thomas' nnd any other challenged at
If a 70-foot sloop, as suggested by
Sir Thomas, Is named as the-chal-lenger,
the challenge will be a.xepted
anil the Reliance will be used as the
challenge boat, in spite of the big al
lowance she would have to give. If a
110-foot schooner is named the Reli
ance will be converted and w'll bo still
the defender. If a 00-foot sloop is
named, it will, of course, be the Reli
ance which will crosf tho line as tho
defender of America's priceless trophy.
Under old rules or under new, the Re
liance is looked upon as capable ot
successfully defending the cup and will
remain the club'i KeKanco.
Poaching on Fund.
'Washington, Feb. 10. To the sur
prise of many senators, the Hunsbrougli
bill setting apart 1,000,000 out of the
reclamation fond for the drainage of
swamp lands In North Dakota slipped
through the senate today. Several
Western senators wer vigorously op
posed to taking any money out of the
reclamation fund to drain swamp lands
and it was thoir purpose to oppose this
bill, but it nn? culled up when the sen
ate Mas virtually empty and went
through without opposition. It will bo
fought in the house.
Relieve Forest Settlers.
Washington, Feb. 10. Tho house
of passed a bill providing that settlers
within forest reerves w ho have relin
quished title to their land since tho lieu
land Jaw was repealed may recover titlo
to their original holdings. As matters
now stand, these settlers can neither
make lieu selection nor recover the laud
which they relinquished. The house
refused to pais u bill permitting Bot
tlers of thin class to perfect their lieu
Grain Trust Ordered Dissolved.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 10. A decision
adverse to tho Nebraska Uraindealers'
association was handed down today by
the Supremo rout,' which orders tho
association dlsaplved. it had been al
leged that the association fixed prices,
leaving the farmers to take what was
THE RATE DILL.
Provisions ofMhe Moasuro Passed
by" tho Houso.
Washington, Feb '. Tho rntlroitil
rate bill Is intended nnd does comply
specifically with tho recommendations
ot President Rooovolt on tho rato
question. It u I veil the Intorata'o Com
merce commission authority, when n
rate has been complained ot ns "un
reasonable" by a eh pper, to Investi
gate that rnto, statu whether or not It
is unreasonable, and K omul to tie
unreasonable, to name a rate, which is
to bo lust nnd reasonable, nnd fairlv
remunerative, and which is to be the
maximum rate to bo charged.
This rate, so llxetl, la to go into
effect 30 days niter it is announced by
tho commission, subject, doting tlmt
time, to be set aside or suspended by
the commission or by tho courts. Alter
it has gone iuto eftict, it is to remain
tho rato tor three years. During tills
time, according to the opinion that
has been expressed by those who have
participated In tho debate, the rate
may also be roviewod by tho courts.
and. it found to be in conflict either
with the constitution by K'iug coeius
catory, it can be set aside by the courts
Another important leaturo Is tlmf
dcllnition ot the words '"railroad" and!
"transportation," in a manner to in
clude all auxiliary instrumentalities.
This pownr to name a reasonable!
rato and the Inclusion of the auxili
aries within tho Jurisdiction ot tbeJ
commission, are said to be tho new
features. All other provisions are mod
ifications of existing law. They In
clude publicity ot railroad methods,
which is 'o be aided by prescribing a
system ot bookkeeping, and enlarging
the commission to seven members and
increasing salaries ot members to 1 100,
000 a year.
CHINESE GOOD SOLDIERS.
Minister Discusses Agitation and Pre
paratlons for War.
Berlin, Feb. P. General Tchang:
Tcheng, the Chinese minister to Ger
many, in the con r o ot an interview
with the Tai:oblatt corres potwent oim
the ditquicting rumors from China,,
said that China needed reform In her
head ami limbs. Kurope, he said,
had been surprised that Japan had lx
eo me greater than China, whoie sol
diers, and especially those in the north
ern part oi the empire, compere phie
ally with the Prussian guards. Money
toi aimy and navv expt-rwes, he tali.,
should not be considered, as the popu
lation ot over 400,000.000 conjd e-aaily
oontribute a milliard where vital inter
ests were touched.
Chins, the minister continued,
strongly wishes for commercial deal
ings with foreign countries, but prefers
tboKJ without Chinese colonies. The
missionarirs, h added, cause hatred of,
foreigners by their tactless proselyting
and the fighting betweeu Protestants
The minister was asked It the navy
and army reinfoicementa which the
United States is sending to the Philip
pines in the expectation o' difficultly
with Chinia might arouse the Chinese
dragon. Ho replied:
"II the American government sende
reinforcements, who can say . ft fears
difficulties with China? It is all non-1
sense. 1 ueltevo the annsmentH are!
prepared against somebody ele; I ran
not express myself more definitely."
APPIAN WAY OF AMERICA.
Perfect Road Will Be Built Straight!
Cleveland, Feb. V. Within a yaaif
work will be begun by the Nattowalj
Good Roads aeeoeiation on a great!
highway extending clear across tli
state of Ohio, from tho Pennsylvania tol
the Indiana line, that will be one of!
the finest in tho world, and, like the
Appian Way, will be built to last foeA?
all time to come. This is the Informs
tion given out today by Colonel V. if
Moore, president ot the negotiation.
The road, which will be the first to
be built acrrss a state under the author
ity of an orttanitation since the old
Federal roads, will cost (1 600,000.
Of thi amount. Colonel Moore says
$760 000 has already been put up by
eeitoin interests that he will not now
reveal, and the remainder will be se
cured from tho oountlw through which
it will pass.
Puts Down Siberian Revolt.
St. .Petersburg, Feb. 0. General
Linievltch, commander of the Man
chuiian armies, telegraplud to the em
peror yoaterday as follows: "General
Rennenkampff entered Chita, Trans
iUikalia, February 5, without blunl
shed. The iiihabiians of the town
have been disarmed and work has hc-un
resumed. Two hundred of the revolu
tionista have been arrested, but a niim
her ot the leaders fled. General Helu
jeonikoff, tho military governor of
Chita, has beeu relhtvwl of his poet for
Irrigation Congress Dates.
ISoiee, Idaho, Feb. 0. Tuesday at
Joint meeting of the directors of the
chamber of commerce and the Coininer
clal club, it was decided that the. dates
for the meeting of tho National Irriga
tion congress should bo H-ptember 10
to 15. This action is subject to the rnt
ideation of tho execu.ive committee ot
the congress, but It ia customary to rat
ify the choice of th people whero tho
congreeH ia to be held in the matter of
WW Act for Castro In France,
Washington, Feb. 1) The Venezuel
an government has requested tho gov
ernment ot (he United Hfatcfl to take
cliarL'o of its oonsulato In Franco. Sec
retary Root lias decided to cumply'with
tho request and will give tho necessary! versity, funds during January $74,
instructions to tho American ambassa-ll 38.70. The monoy has all boen turn
Jor In Paris. ed into tho stato treasury.
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TEN MEASURES FILED. I ROAD TO DE REBUILT.
QuoMjona To Do Submitted to Poop
were sold at flfttf ear.. Vliey averaged
Irom 1,860 to 1,600 peaftds eaeh, and
some of them were only halter broken.
Tills Is considered a good price.
Road Taps Mining District.
Uaker City A special Irani Sampler
says it is assured that the Bumpier
Hlectric railroad to the mining camp
of llounie will he built this spring
W. K. Hurd, ot Portland, and Anthon
Mohr, ot Sumpter, are in the Kant, in
the interest of the new road, which is
planned to handle ores more cheaply.
They ay the road is prartlrally financ
ed. It will be an electric lino alwut
een miles long, serving ono ni the rich
tit mining cam pi in the Northwest.
Range Horses Die by Score.
Ikker City It is reported hero Jrom
the ranges of Raker county tlmt score
of hoiseo, turned out by their owners
to feed tin melves during the winter
months, lmve starved to death, while
many otlif ra are in a most pltiablu con
dition. This is i anted by the unusual
ly dep snows, which prevent the ani
mals f'om roachlng the dried grasnes ot
the ranges, on which they usually de
pend (or their wintnr substennnce.
Buying Heavy Draft Horses,
John Hay J, I). Combs, a loral
buyer, has been picking up a nod
many hornw ihirlm: the (Hist week for
tho Willamette valley trade, lie pur
chased, among other heavy draft
horses, tho fine tofetn owned by Senator
Lavcock, paying therefor the sum of
1350. This team In generally thought
to ha the best In Grant county, and
will probably be sold in Portland,
Prices generally nre irnod.
Money from Stato Land.
Sa'em The Stato Land board has re
ceived from tho rnlo of public lands and
interest, on behalf of the public school,
the Agricultural college and tho uni-
Government Work and Immigration
Stimulates Klamath Line.
Klamath Falls Int urination received
ut Kla'inth Fulls indicate that tho
Klamath Lake railroad, connecting
with the Southern Paolllu at Thtallnm!
extending to Pokogauia, recently no
qulml by the Weyerhaeuser Lumber
company, will bo practically recou
stttu'ted during tho present year, trnck
laid better to enuble the lino to com
until tratllc ot the Klamath Falls region
for some time, while also better ssrving
the purposes ot Hi new owners In the
development of lumber Industries.
Font new locomotive have been order
ed, a new passenger eimoh and n num
ber of earn are to bo purchased, which
is uuilcistood to lie Indicative ol the in
tentious wltn reference to the railroad
No oltlclnl information Is had as to
the Intentions In tho way of adding
mileage, but it Is known that Investiga
tions made before the arqutrltlonut tho
property were with a view to determin
ing tho tratllc assured by reason ol the
government work in constructing the
canal for which Mason, Davis A Co , of
Portland, now have the first contract.
With absolute knowledge of the ton
naue of tratllc that was handled during
lt05, and Its great increase over the
preceding year, and an additional ton
nage for the next year that will surely
double the commodity tralllc of 1U0&,
to my nothing ot tho immigration that
will mean a grrat deal ol hiitiut, the
railroad officials feel more thn Justi
fied In large expenditures and will com
plete their projected work at the ear
liest (Kisslblu date.
Operate Eugsne Milt.
Kugene Final paters have Ixen
made out in Salem for the ssle uf tho
Kugeue Woolen mill to a Salem organ
isation, to be known as the Kugetie
Woolen Mill oouitiiny- The Thiuuas
Kay Woolen Mill company of Salem Is
the principal stockholder. John P.
Wilbur ami Will Wright, of Union,
Or.fc mere than a year ago purchased
the plant at a receiver's sale. The
onmpauy whleh has Just lKHighl It an
noHiivwt It will have the mill running
wittln A3 d)s. The plant has leuii
idle about three jcars.
Plans Cheese Factory.
Dallas It. Robinson, of Tillamook,
la in Dallas and plans to establish a
cheese factory here. Mr. Itolilnion
Hiys if the farmers will guarantee MO
eetws to start with he will Immediately
make all arrangements for the plant
He e-xperts to rent spare In the Dillas
lee plant, where cold storage will be
omvenleiit, thereby avoiding thn ex
pense ami delay ot building. Mr. Rob
inson already owns sevurn. plants In
Use Sagebrush Fuel.
Salem W. K. Ilurke, of Harney
aminty, representing the Portland I.tnd
oouiMny, was Ix-fore the Slate Ijind
beaid at its last meeting arranging to
perfect proof ot reclamation for about
0,000 acre, under tho Catey act, In
Harney county, near Horns. This com
pany will obtain water from wells by
pumping, using ragebrusji or fuel to
generate the steam iKWor.
For Experiment Station,
Kebo The United State government
has italdwl to establish an experiment
station of -10 aerss on the Kast Uiimtllla
irrigation tirojeet. Ijiml will be set
apart fur this purpose. '
Wheat Oluli! 70 Tie: blue-
slcm, 73;78cj rttl, 070dc; valley,
Oats No. 1 whlto feed, 2H; gray,
Rarley Fel, 23(3a B0 per ton;
brewing, S-i; rolled, UMM.
Itm kwheaU '2.'Jtt'mT cental.
Ilay Hastern Oregon timothy,
13 80 M; valley timothy. tt'KIO;
clover, $7.f0$8; cheat, 7tf8; grain
hay, $7t8 per ton.
Fruits App'es, common, 75cQti per
b; choice, IS 1.60; fancy, S:i;
pears, f 1.2661 60 per box; cranber
ries, IliJQia.AO per barrel.
Vegetables dhtage, 2A'Je per
pound, caul flower, $1 85 per crate:
celery, fH.60 per crate; pumpkins, H
QIc per piuudj spfouts, (IJvii7c per
pound; squash, 1 J4&I Ki per p-iund;
jHirsley, 'ibex Inrnips, OOe I pr sack;
carrots, 0676a per sack; btols, Mo
M per sack.
Onions Oregon, No. 1, $1 10Q1.26
per sack; No. ', 70 Ml.
Potnlooa Finny gradsd ilu.rbnkH,
COc per hundred; ordluary, numlnnl;
sweet potatoes, Sl.l.'c per pound.
Uutter Fancy creamery, S7)vtf.10e
KVga Oregon ranch, 2:i!Hu per
Poultry Average old hens,U2l2J4o
p-r pound; mixed chickens, lOiy'JOc;
broilers, 15l7c; young roosters, lOo;
old rooiters, BiUDirt droesed ohlckens,
ltiHc; turkeys, live, Ill17c; tur
keys, dressed, choice, 18rX20c; gms,
live, Oc; geceo, dressed, 12llc;
Hops Oregon, 1005, choice 10011c
f u ound; prime, 8JJQOo; tnedluui,
7B8o; olds, 67o,
Wool Kastern Oregon nyorago best,
10021c; valloy, 242flo per pound;
mohair, chotco. !i0o.
Reef Dressed bulls, 23jC per .
toiind; cowh, 3 3 -l)c; country
Miitton Dreeoed, fancy, 8Q8o per
pound; ordinary, -1645c; Jamba, 7
Veal Dressed, 3(38c por pound.
Pork Dressed, 07ip per pound,
FOUR ARE KILLED,
Disastrous Wreck on O, II. & N. at
Portland, Feb. 7. In tho most ills
ant rims wreck In tho history ol the Ore
gon Itnllroad A Navigation company
and thu only ouu In which tho life ol n
passenger on that road has been losti
Clilongu'l'ortlanil Kxpress No, fi tan In
to tho rear end ot the Hpokaim Flyer,
No. II, at llrldal Veil yesterday morn
ing nt 7:00, telescoping tho Pullman
car Galatea, kllH"t: tt persons nnd
injuring a scorn of others. Kngliio I lM,
In charge of KiikIiiwv William Hwnln,
hccniuu unmniiagi'able and dallied Into
train No. II, which was standing on thn
track at llrldal Veil. Had It not been
for thn pretence ot inlndol Silas Hmllh,
brakeninu on tho ChUngo- Port land Kx
pri, who pulled tho emergency rord
when he realised thn train was beyond
con 1 1 ol ot the engineer and was running
away, thus setting tho brakes, the col
Union would hate Ik-oii one of the worst
in the history of Western railroading.
Train No. 3 had stopped at llrldal
Veil station, nud was deU)ed there by
Hi engine, which was out ot order,
When about four miles tstut ot llrldal
Veil the locumnllvu hauling the Chicago-Portland
Kiprrs got out ut order
and became unmanageable.
The Inject'ir pipe had broken Inside
the cab, lotting nut a Hood ot steam
and driving the engineer and llremsu
out ot tho cab. Engineer Swain reach
ed for the throttle to stop the engine,
but could not rrach It, In a moment
he heard toredovti on the track and' re
adied tint the Spokane Flyer was ahrad
on the main track, and rushed back
Into the cloud ut burning strain that
MM the cab in an tflorl to stop the
living train, lie gniitenl about for the
lining iinui, iit)(iii'v( iii im '"
levers he eonlJ not see, feirtug even t
breathe in the deadly atmicplieie, suf
ferliig tortuiM to his torched hand
and face, and, Huallr I AM, was com
pelled to letreat to the iHiglnn teinler.
Itoth he and the tlrvenan then Inaptd to
the connections Itotwem the temler ami
the mall car and tried to resell thn air
Ikmo and break the ennin ctlmi, thus ap
plying the brakes, but Knglneer
Swain's hands were so terribly Imrueel
they were ulrim, and liu coukl not til
connect the hoie.
Meanwhile SIU Smith, living at
Second and Grant itrets, Portland,
vtHi was hrknian on No. f, reatiie
the engine was bvyond the ooiilrol of
the ewgintrr and pulled ie -nirrg-fKy
cord, setting the brakrs. This flomsl
the train, and thn locoinntlvu was de
tached from the train and shot ahead,
crashing Into the Pullman, In a mo
ment the rrst ol the train, emnlng at a
slower speed, struek the nuglrin, and
again hufled It against tho wreckid
Pullman. Those In the wreck felt two
distinct shocks, ami by his prompt ae
tion In bringing tho Chirago-Pnrllsnd
Kiprrss rtlmost to a stop llrakemnn
Smith prevented a tnach heavier los ot
HEYDURN OROWS WORSE.
Peritonitis Aggravates Illness ot Sen
ator from Idaho,
Washington, Feb. ft. Considerable
anilely Is felt over JftneaUir lleyburn
tewlght. lie slept little ImI night,
ami today unfavorable sysptoms dvel
opetl whleh indicate that writoeltii
has set In. Thn alii and InllawHllon
heretoiore eouflni-d to thn rcgloei of the
npiK'iidlx had spread and his itotnaeh
Is now sfTectiil.
Up to this morning the senator was
hopeful of early recovery; In tact, ex
pected to gt up tomorrow. Tonight
lie Is droldwlly depressed, ami senilis to
realise tho seriousness of Ids condition.
It ho docs not show marked ' improve
ment by morning, another consultation
will bo held.
While it Is announced at Ids apart
ments that there Is believed to Iwno
Immediate danger, nevertheless every
thing Indicates that he Is In a critical
condition, tho presence n( peritonitis.
and Vidnny trouble', In addition to ap
pendloltis, being most serious compli
Italy Will Ruin Padrones.
Now York, Feb. 7. Tim Italian gov
ernment ban Just contributed a subsidy
ol 20,000 n year for an Kalian laUir
exchange In New York. This Is fart nt
an organised attempt by Italian cltl
sens of the United States, combined
with the Italian authorities at home, to
beat the "padrnno" system and to keep
llie Italians fnrm plllnu up In New
York. Tho excliango will bo Incorpo
rated under thn laws of Now York by
Dalian citlxens, nnd probably will be
in working oritur by next summer,
for tho great crush ot Immigrants.
Meteor Falls In Nevada.
Reno, Nov., Feb. 7. Word has been
received in Ituno to tho effect that an
immeuso nn-t'or toll a few miles north
of tho town of Itbyollto this week. W.
V.. Turner, well known In this city, to
gether with others, wltucmed the de
scent of the meteor. It, fell nt un anglo
ot -10 degrees and left a trail ot flru 801)
yards long In Its wake. The heavenly
visitor was seen and heard to strike
the ground, hut every effort to find Its
location has bcon without success
Two-Cont Faros for Ohio,
Columbus, 0 Feb, 7, Tho hour
today by a vote of 104 to 1 passed thu.
iFreluer 2-eont-faro bill, which was sub-1
Intituled for tho Ruthhuu bill, passed
by the house. Tho senuta, it Is laid by
leaders ot that body, will accept tho
Freiner bill, whlcfi will go Into effect
' 80 days alter It ia signed by tho gover-
DIG IT BY CONTRACT
Wnlliico Would Siivu Cnnal I'niin
Noiidluss Hod Tii)(!.
ALSO (ilVES CROMWELL A SHOT
Counts Him Among Uossnk Over thn
' Work-Stevens Earns Ills l
itry, He Says.
Washington, Feb. H. John K. Wal
lace, ex-ohluf engineer n( tint Isthiulau
Canal cominlNslou, Imlay conchuUI hU
testimony before, the annate fiiul com
mlltee, except In relation to the typo uf
canal, which will lm taken up after the
reports of the Iward ol cousiillliig en
gineers havu been made public, lie
said the red tnpo necessary to tint sys
tem Involved In governmental .work
compelled Idin to favor thn contract
plan ut building to cnnal In order In ex
pedite Its completion. Hh (bought thn
man In charge of the work on the Isth
mus should l the undlspiitml head,
with the governor of thu sou second
and the man who has charge of tin
procuring ot supplies and turn third In
The present arrangements, he said,
amounted to a chain ol master with,
the chairman ot the coirmlssiou an ex
iH'titlvct coiiiiiiliiuur, Mr. Cromwell,
Secretary Taft and the prldut, grad
ing down to Mr. HtMii, or I he man In
actual clnrgrt of operations mi the Istli.
mu, He said Mr Cromwell had Ixrn
Included as nun of the in.tier, for the
reason that Im seemed to have certain
undisputed luftllnnei) whlrh entitled
him to Ihj cloned In the chain.
llmdiiusrters ot the etiintiitlou
I , , , ,
ImI.I Ihiiii line MIihihs. Mr. Wallatn-
Mid, and the baidar IUn fottiiiniiilne-
tlofi with UaihlngiOM the Imwih work
would I retarded. He tliiiilght the
engineer In elurx ws not paid an ej
Hustor M. rgH sifKted Mr Stev
ens was receiving a much a all ot II e
setiators ttti the c-ntmltter, and Mr.
W'a'Uiv leplM. "Yih; I pitwuw. it
Dlxiiselng ratiM rn the Panama rill
road, he thought tlwre rhmli l no
elalflsallo l (r slit Ih therrhelnb(
but that a charge of IS a tun )i ul J 1
utade. (' Kit Inning Iim iaiU:
"If tkls governmont caHiililel with
the rates 011 that llltle rnll-oid In a
mellsfactory iuanrMr, It had lnHter lav
tile rsllrofld syitnms of the Dulled
MAKE IT THOROUOH.
President's Orders for Inoulry About
Wreck ef Valoncla.
Waslilngtnn, Feb, 8. Formal direc
tion wrrn Iwiied texUy by Prrshlciit
RiMMmvett for an InvHStlgatltin of the
Val -iicli dlwtter, whleh occurred re
eriily iioii the Nwtli IVclBc rnat.
llie lntrttctlans are contain-d In a In
ter to Secretary Melrwlf. of the depart
ment of Onniiierre and l.ahnr. Prrni-di-Ht
ltMMeVnlt'a fetter faHowr
"You am hereby UirKUel ti instinct
Ijeweixe O. Murray, aiiUlaiit rrr
Uiy ol nunHterce and Uimr , ami llei
brl Khox Hwilh, iWpiily ewminl-slmier
of corporations, a well as C'sptaln
William T. Ilnrwell, United Stale
navy, who will be detailed for seivlic
In )oor departmsnt, to proeed to Xnt-tb-.
Wash., and lhr make Ihnrouah
a Oil complete InvesUgaliott of all Ilia
olremstanetw atletndlng the wreek nf the
stosmer Valenela and the ease nr cn
thereof, ami an) inlseemduet, nrgll
genre or derellrtlOJI ftf duly llmll Hi
jwrt nt any 011 11 relntml thereto ami hav
ing any lwarlng utmn tho letosot life or-
oasloueil by said illsaiiter; ami nlei, ai
you may direct, tei luvistlgsttt such oth
er matters hearing ukhi the aalely of
traffic in navigable waters ot the Unit
ed Utatea In that vicinity and the effse't
IvrneMM and sullicleney of tho present
aids to navigation along raid waters;
nnd to nmko full report thereon, wlih
rewoinmniHlallons or siicliilciwHtinenlal
or liglslHllve action as may ho indicat
ed by said report and findings."
Steamer Portland Floated,
Semttlet, Feb. 8. The Burner Port,
land, which went ashore on Hplro la
land last Dicembur and wsa atmnilnM
by her crew, will he able to oome from
Ketchikan by her own itiwin. After
the Hoattle Ceiinmercinl (Hdiipuny hail
abandoned tho Portland the underwrlt
era sent Captain Olbbs north with the
sleamer H.wiiBOii and wrecking apparat
us to float her. He managed In net tho
boat off thu rocks nnd tow her Into
Ketchikan. Teiiiornry n-pulra wor(
mailo and the strainer is now nhht to
start rHiitth umlor oonvoyof thuBamsou
Burlington Dnnlos Chargug,
Chicago, Feb, 8. Pleas ot not guilty
to charges of granting illegal rebates
weio entered today before Judgo lletlitiv
by reproscntntlvos of tho Chicago, Hull
iiigtou A (J ilncy railroad company.
Tho indictment wiih based upon tho
chargo ol guntlng Illegal rehalo to tho
United Slates H eel Products Exporting
company, ono ot tho subsidiary com
paulea of thu United States Steel cor
poration. Judge lluthcn accepted thiv
Agreo on Customs Dutlos.
Algcolras, Feb. 8, Tho deleirutea tc
tho Moroccan ronferenci' today discussed
the cubIoiiim duties of Morocco nnd set-
tlod n number of dotulla referring to-
varloiiB nrtldoH, butt poHtpnned dcoldlng
the (jticstlong of lucrcuilug tho general
rato to 12)tf pur cent nil vulorcm. Mu;
rocio'a rcqueat to make tobacco u Btalo
monopoly was approved.