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AMERICA IS READY
Many Troops and War Vessels
Close to China,
MOVEMENTS MADE WITH SECRECY
Moro Troop in Philippines Than Any
Tlmo Slnco Pacification of
Washington, Feb. 17. It has been
decreed by tho administration that,
come what may, American lives and
American property in China shall bo
protected, oven if it becomes necessary
to resort to arms. Guided by tho ex
periences ol tho Boxer outbreak of
1000, this government is quietly mo
blllxlng a small army in the Philip
nines, within easy reach ol Chinese
ports, and is maintaining a fair-sued
tlect ol war vessels especially adapted
to service lu tho rivers that reach itu
portant Chineso strongholds.
It is a fact that there are more
troops In tho Philippines than at any
time since the pacification of the Phil
ippines. There are now on tho way to
the islands two additional regiments of
infantry and two batteries of artiltery.
As shown by tho records of the War
department, the military strength in
the Philippines today include four full
regiments of infantry, in addition to
two companies of engineers and three
companies of the signal corps. These
troops (or the most part are in easy
reach of Manila, and a comparatively
large force could bo landed on Chinese
roll on very short notice and still leave
an adequategarrisoninthe Philippines.
To supplement the land force is the
Philippine fleet, which includes the
battlesnlps Ohio, Wisconsin and Ore
gon, the last-named nnder orders to re
turn to this country. It is found,
however, that the Oregon may not be
able to undergo repairs at Paget round
for four or five months, and it may be
determined to retain her In the Orient,
at least until the Chinese disturbances
blows over or comes to a head. In ad
dition, there are tho cruiser Balti
more, Cincinnati, Concord and Ral
eigh, tho monitors Monadnock and
Monterey, the gunboats Helena and
Wilmington and a number of smaller
gunboits, which were captured from
Spain and brought into the United
STANDS BY EXCLUSION LAW.
Fulton Declares Boycott Cannot Ac
complish Its Repeal.
Washington, Feb. 17. In response
to a request for his views on the Chi
nese boycott, Senator Fulton today
made the following answer:
The real purpose of the Chinese en
gaged in the boycott of American goods
is to secure the repeal of the exclusion
law. No doubt tho manner in which
the law has been enforced has in some
instances given just eanse for com
plaint, and tended to intensify and ac
celerate trie growing resentment en
gendered by the law, bat the real ani
mus is opjosition to the law as a whole
and the purpose is to enforce its repeal.
To that we cannot accede. It la ot great
interest and concern to us that cordial
and friendly relations with China shall
be maintained and our trade and com
merce with her increased, but, if such
conditions can only be purchased by
sacrificing the rights and imperiling
the welfare of Americaan labor, the
price is greater than we can afford to
We must not repeal or substantially
modify the preeent exclusion law. So
to do would work great hardship on
and bo unpardonable injustice to onr
own wage earners. We of the Pacific
coast have learned in the school of ex
perience how serious a menace to the
peace, prosperity and morals of the
community is a large influx of Chinese
coolies and we will never consent to
legislation making such conditions
Wood May Command in China.
San Francleco, Feb. 17. Tho United
States army transport Sherman sailed
today for Honolulu, Guam and the
Philippines, with 100 cabin passengers,
u few troops and 4,000 tons ot military
supplls. mong the passengers were
Major Generals Brooke and Weston,
the latter going to Manila under sealed
orders. In army circles it is surmised
that General Btooko may succeed Gen
eral Leonard Wood in cane the latter
should be ordored to China. Colonel
William 8. Patten also sailed on the
Will Receive Famine Aid.
San Francisco. Feb. 17. Judge Mor
row, president of the California branch
of the American National Bed Cross,
has made an announcement stating that
in accordance with tho appeal of Presi
dent Rosevolt of February 13 for aid for
the thousands of persons on the verge
of starvation in Northern Japan by
reason of the famine existing there, the
public is informed that the California
branch of the American National Bed
Gross will receive contributions.
Progressive American Consul.
Prague, Feb. 17. Tho American
consulate established today a depart
ment for commercial information.
Consul Ledoux explained the task of
the institution to many merchant?,
wlm declared it would greatly increaeo
the respective exports and imports of
the countries lmoresrej.
HEYBURN'S DRASTIC BILLS.
Would Stop Creating Roservos and
Order Conor.il Survey.
Washington, D. 0., Feb. 10. Sena
tor Heyburn is going after tho presi
dent's forest reserve policy again. To
day he Introduced a bill far more dras
tic than anything ho has heretofore at
tempted. It prohibits further with
drawals of public land for forest reservo
purposes in Idaho, and stipulates that
whero land has heretofore leen with
drawn, ami has not been created Into
forest reserves, It shall immediately bo
restored to the public domain. It also
provides that no reserve or withdrawal
made for forestry purposes in Idaho
shall include sections It) or 30, title to
which was In the United States at the
date of tho admission of Idaho into the
Union. It further stipulates that no
forest reserves shall lw created In Idaho
to include laud heretofore classified as
The effect ot this bill, if enacted,
would lw absolutely to put a stop to
forest reserve extension In Idaho, but,
like Mr. Heyburn'a other forestry
bills, it will not pass.
Mr. Hcvbum also Introduced a bill
appropriating 1100,000 for the survey
of all misurvoyed public land In Idaho.
Mr. Hey hum says Idaho's development
is being retarded by reason of the fact
that only one-third of tho statu has
been surveyed. Furthermore, the lack
ot surveys makes it impossible for the
state to perfect many ot Its selections
made uuder various special grants.
CHINESE ATTACK MISSION.
Viceroys Now Take Lead In Enmity to
London, Feb. 10. The correspondent
at Shanghai of the Staudard telegraphs
News has reached hore of another at
tack on a foreign mission at Nganking,
province ot Nganhwei, on the left bank
of the langtse Kiang river, .no loss oi
lifo is reported.
Yesterday an attempt waa'made here
by a trusted Chineso servant to murder
the secretary ot the rrench municipal
council while ho was asleep. The at
tempt was frustrated and the assailant
Many of the great provincial viceroys
are displaying a marKoi anu-ioreign
attitude, which they would hardly dare
so openly V) assume unlets they
thought that Pekin approved their con
duct. In the foreign settlements of
treaty ports efforts are being made
quietly to recover privileges granted to
In some quarters Japan is believed
to view the possibility of armed inter
vention being necessary with equanim
ity, since It would provide her with oc
casion to obtain from China what she
failed to exact from Russia.
In Shanghai two additional com
panies of volunteers are being raised.
It is reported that the Municipal coun
cil favors strengthening the Sikh police
force by 600 men. Unfortunately, it is
at this Juncture that it has been decid
ed to redaco the British China erjuad
ron. HE BLAMES THE GRAFTERS.
Rojcstvensky Says Bad Shipbuilding
Caused His Defeat.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 10. "Perhaps
I am guilty to some extent tor our de
feat, and perhaps my subordinates did
not do all they might havo done, but
at all events we who have fought the
battle were not thieves," said Admiral
Kojestvensky, who addressed the I in
perial Technical soeiety yesterday even
ing upon the causes ot the defeat of the
Russians at the battle ot the Sea of
The admiral made no specifications
regarding rascality in the construction
or equipment of the ships, but he com
mented at length upon the destructive
force of the heavj Japanese shells,
which, when they only exploded in the
water near the Russian vessels, cracked
their plates and opened great leaks,
while those which hit the Russian
ships squarely were as destructive as
A young lieutenant during the dis
cussion attempted to lay the blame on
submarine boats-, but the admiral de
nied that submarine boats or mines
were used during the engagement.
Must Pay Wages for Shut-Down.
Warsaw, Russian Poland, Feb. 10.
Considerable comment has beea caused
by the Judgment of the communal court
at Widzewo. near Lodz, ordering the
Coatea Thread factory to pay the wages
ot 800 employes during the ten weeks
tho factory was closed. The works
shut down November SO and a shortage
of coal was given as the reason for do
ing so. The court in rendering Judg
ment said it was not lack of coal, but
the high price of coal which induced
the closing, and found that this was
not a good reason.
Believe Fire Und?r Control.
Honolulu, Feb. 10. Water Is now
being pumped only at Intervals into the
hold of the steamer Texan, whose cargo
took Are the other day while the vessel
was lying at her dock. It Is now be
lieved that the Are is under safe con
trol, and the agents of the vessel Hay
that they expect that all her lime will
be slaked by tomorrow and that they
will then be able to discharge cargo.
They think that the hull of the vessel
is not damaged.
First Year Men Must Study.
Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 10, Tho
Harvard athletic committee voted to
night to concur with Yale and Prince
ton in an agreement excluding first-
year men and graduate students ot all
departments .'rom university athletics,
fljREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST I
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HE WILL CAN PINEAPPLES.
Prof. Pernot, of Corvallls, Will Tst
His Now Process.
Corvallls A shipment received at
tho State college a few days ago was n
crate ot pineapples from Honolulu hill
ed to Professor Pernot, head of the bac
teriological department. The fruit in
to be canned for experimental purposes.
Some time ago publicity was given to n
new preserving process evolved by Pro
fessor Pernot, wherein fruits or vegeta
bles In process of canning are subjected
to only a low temperature. By this
method the trults are preserved In their
original condition, without being cook
ed, both the fibre, taste and color being
left largely Intact. The oxtremo heat
used Is only 106 degrees.
Wide attention was attracted by the
announcement and letters ot Inquiry
have reached the department (rout all
parts ot the world. Among them came
a letter (rom Honolulu, written by Mr.
II. Grant, head ot a large canning es
tablishment there, who said his atten
tion had been attracted to the new
method by an article lu the Saturday
Kvenlng Post. The shipment ot the
pineapples to Professor Pernot for can
ning in tho bacteriologist department
as an experiment Is tho result of tho
correspondence that ensued.
Part ot the canned product will le
retained at the collego, to be opened
from time to time and tasted, and a
part will be shipped to Honolulu, so
that the merits of the method may ho
tested by a tropical climate and a sea
Wallowa to Ralso Poultry.
Wallowa Demand for poultry
brought buyers here from Ia Grande
and other points recently. One repre
sentative ot a mercantile house secured
70 dozen In Wallowa this week, paying
$3 for choice Plymouth Bocks. It costs
little to raise fowls here, and the ranch
ers think the price received will fully
pay them for feed consumed. Interest
in poultry raising for market to increase
the revenue ot the farm, Is gaining con
stantly in the Wallowa country, and
the industry promises to become a prac
tical feature of development in this sec
tion. Stockmen Form Organization.
Pendleton Owners and raisers of
horses and cattle of Umatilla county
met here and perfected a permanent
organization. The object of tho associ
ation is to form a central body Urge
enough to act in concert and effectively
in all matters affecting horse and cattle
growers, including matters of range,
highway and contagious diseases among
stock. The ollicors of tho association
are: John Todd, president; Aaron
Isaac, vice president; K. 8. Wilbur,
secretary, and I). A. Peebler, treasurer.
The charter members of the association
number about SO.
Want Macadamized Road.
Pendleton The Pendleton Commer
cial associatton'held its annual meeting
last week and elected outers as follows:
Leon Cohen, president; O. J. Smith,
vice president; F. W. Lampkln, secre
tary; Mark Moorehousw, treasurer. The
association discussed the proposition
by the government to construct a mile
of macadamized road near this city and
passed a resolution requesting the
county to appropriate necessary funds
to carry on the work. The estimated
cost to tho county Is about $ 3,000.
Lane County Will Spray.
Kugene County Fruit Inspector II.
F. MeCornack has made a report to the
County court of his examination of
orchards. He retorts the San Jose
scale present In nearly all orchards,
and particularly abundant on fruit
trees arid shrubbery In the city ot Kti
gsne. He finds the owners nearly all
willing to assist in the extermination
of the pests, and a large amount of
spraying has already la-en done. A
few orchards that were badly infected
Tillamook Creamery's Work.
Tillamook At a meeting of tho
Maple Leaf Creamery association,
James Williams, Peter Hnlsel and O.
A. Svenson were re-elected directors
and George Colin treasurer, with the
Tillamook County bank as Its deposi
tory. Although tho factory was not
completed until last April, 2,608,076
pounds of milk were received in the
nine months it was running in 1005.
The factory made 200,117 pounds of
cheese, for which it received $31,605,
The price ot butter fat ranged from
21.7 cents to 31.1 cents per pound.
Albany a Distributing Point.
Albany The Southern Pacific com
pany has left 100 empty freight cars at
Albany, for distribution from this
point to tho soveral feeders of ho lino
which run out ot Albany. This city
has become the distributing point for
the railroad In the valley, and the de
pot yards at this place aro always con
gested with cars nelng switched to the
points whore they are needed to move
tho products of tho valley and moun
tain. Large Attendanco at Chemawa,
Cliemawa The Indian suhool never
had as large an attendanco oh at present.
There are now moro than 660 pupils
and moro coming nearly every day.
The enrollment this year Is 000. Su
perintendent Kyselka, ot tho Hoopa
Valley school, California, has gone
home. He brought a party of IB
bright pupllH from his school to got an
advanced education along industrial
lines at Chemawa,
Many Structures Planned and Con
tractors Engage Mun Early.
Baker City lUilldlng lu Baker Olty
this year promises to exceed that ot
iiny previous year. Three new struc
tures have Just been announced, total
ing In cost moro than $60,000,
Plans for a $25,000 two story brick
building on the northwest corner ot
First and Washington streets are, being
drawn, the stiucture to bo occupied by
tho Queen City Furniture company. On
the oppNisite corner will le the Knights
ot Pythias Castle hull, at it cost ot from
$26,000 to $40,000. A one story stone
building will be erected as soon as
spring opens, on First street between
Valley nvenuu and Court street, to be
occupied by a steam cleaning and dye
works. Vario'is other brick and frame
buildings aro planned fur the early
spring and the contractors aie already
Milton Farmors Hopeful.
Milton Farmers report wheat In ex
cellent condition. The acreage Is prob
ably 25 per cent greater than last year
and the weather Is avorahle. Consid
erable spring work has been com
menced, the soil being In excellent con
dition. Fruit ranchers are anxious
over the early warm weather, which In
some districts has already started t'ie
sap In the trees. If cold weather comes
the frost would probably damage
peaches and small trults. I-ast yeai a
heavy rust In March played havoc
with the peach crop.
Water Users Increase Stock.
Hcrmiston The Hist Umatilla
Water Users' association will hold a
inrcting March 10 when tho stock will
be Increased from 0,000 to 20,000
shares. The Increase will raise the
capitalization to $1 200,000. Great
preparations are being made for the
meeting and a large gathering Is ex
pected. The association was organ
ised to work In conjunction with the
government In carrying on its largo ir
rigation project In Umatilla county.
Horto Fair for Corvellis.
Corvallls A horse show and sale
with speed contests and other features
to last two days Is probably to ho held
here late in May. A eomuiltten ot ar
rangements was appointed at n meeting
of tho Citizens' Icavuo and details of
the plan aro lielng worked out. The
final decision as to whether or not the
show will be held has not bren
reached, but all the signs so tar aro
favorable to the scheme.
Bad Showing for Lane County,
Kugene The otllcial report of I)r, J.
W. iiarrls, health olllcer for I-mie
county, to the County court, shows
more cases of contagious diseases lu
this county than were ever known since
a record has lwen kept. There were
reported 71 casts of typhoid fever, III
of measles, 4 of diphtheria, 6 of small
pox and 1 ot searlet fever.
Platform Cannot Bo Amended.
Salem That a candidate for nlllce
cannot amend his petition for nomina
tion after lie has filed it, is the ruling
made by the secretary of state, In re
sponse to a request from an aspirant' for
a state office. The request was that he
he permitted to amend his platform by
Inserting additional measures ho would
advocate If elected.
Wheat Club, HUM 70c; hlucstem,
7071Kc; red, 0ll07c; valley, 72.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $2821l;
griy, $27.60(328.60 per ton
Barley Feed, $23 6024 per ton;
brewing, $24; rolled, $24026.
Buckwheat $2,26 per cental.
Hay Hasten) Oregon timothy, $13
(gHpertnn; valliy timothy, $8440;
clover, $7.6008; cheat, $07; grain
Fruits Apples, common, 76c3$l-
per box; choice, $1.251.60; (iincy,
$203; pears, $126 03 1.60 per box;
cranberries, $13013 60 per barrel.
Vegetables Cabbage, 20 2 c per
pound; cauliflower, $1.0002 per crate;
celery, $3 60 per crate; bell peppers,
35c; pumpkins, )i to 1c per otind:
sprouts, (ii&1c per pound; squash,
Hi & i.'i" per iwmnd; parsley, 26c;
turnips, OOc0tl per sack; carrots, 06
0 76c per sack; beets, 86c $1 per
Onions-Oregon, No. 1, $1.1031.25
per rack; No. 2, 7Oc0$l.
Potatoes Fancy graded Durbanks,
00005c per hundred; ordinary, nomin
al; sweet Kitatoes, 24 02c per
Butter Foncy creamery, 27J03Oc
EgK Oregon ranch, 10020c- per
Poultry A verago old hens, 12ftl.'la
per pound; mixed chickens, 12J$01.'lo;
broilers, 10 0 20o; young roosters,
1213e; old roosters, 10311a; dressed
chickens, 14016c; turkeys, live, 10 0
17c; turkeys, dressed, choice, 18020c;
gecto, live, do; geese, dressed, 12011c;
Hops Oregon, 1005, choice, 100110
per pound; prime, BJtfQUuj medium,
7Boj olds, 607c.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
10 0 21c per pound; valley, 24020c;
mohair, choice, 30o.
Reef Dressed bulls, 2 0 2o per
pound; cows, 3 ifta; country
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 80Oo por
pound; ordinary, 4 5c; lambs, 7
Veal Dressed, 8M08Uo por pound,
Pork Dressed. 008 per rour.d. I
I BUILDING UOOM IN
CHINA IN FERMENT,
Hrttrod Spreads to All Foreigners, In
Victoria, II. 0 Feb. 11. According
to advices by the steamer Pleiades,
which arrived today, Chinese newspa
pers aro dully devoting mure ami morn
space to foreigners, mid strong nntl-fur-elgu
feeling was being shown. Japan
ese correspondents In Pekln, lu noting
this, staled that the anil-Japanese feel
lug Is nlso growing lu China, and con
siderable feeling Is displayed by promi
nent olllclals hrcaiiHu ot the continued
influx of Japanese Into Manchuria,
Mongolia, Hhiiiklang and Klaugsl with
in the last few months.
Cantonese literati recently spread
u manifesto that the real menace of
China's Integrity mine from Japan ami
this, augmented by tho reports ot the
recalcitrant students who have returned
to Shanghai (rom Toklo, as well as the
sentiments of politicians who detect in
Japan's action In Coren the germs ot
an intensive aggressive policy, has
fanned the autl.Japaiieso sentiment.
F.very where the feeling of aggressive
ness against the foreigner Is being
fostered, the Iniycott being hut an Inci
dent, and Russian activity was borne
passively before feeling ot Chinese na
tional spirit came Into being. China
Is now demanding Indemnities from
Russia for riots which Involve Chinese
tosses consequent on the war and Its
effects. Meanwhile Japanese corres
pondents at Pekln accuse Russian of
inning secretly furnished arms to Mo
hammedans at Hlnklaug and in Mon
golia, with a view ol Inciting rebellion.
ASKS NATION TO AID.
Roosevelt Recommends Contributions
for Famished Japanese.
Washington, Feb. M. President
Roosevelt, lu an appeal today, took
olllcial cognizance of the (amine, which
has grown to serious proHirthns In
Northern papau. The appeal folio i
"The famine situation lu Northern
Japan Is proving much more serious
than at first upHised. and thousands
of persona are upon the verge ot starva
tion. Il Is a calamity such as m.iy nc
ranlnnally befallVny country. .Villous,
like men, should stand ever ready to
aid each other lu distress, and I appeal
to the American people to help from
their abundance the suffering men ot
the grett and friendly nation of Japan.
"I recommend that contributions for
this purHc be sent to the American
National Red CroM, which will forward
inch funds to the Japanese Red Cross,
to Ih) used as the Japanese government
may direct. Contributions can lie made
to the local Red Crtns treasurers, or
sent direct to Hon. Charles llallam
Keep. Red Cross trrssiirer, United
States Treasury department, Washing
ton, I). C."
DELEGATES STILL HOPEFUL.
Admlt Deadlock on Quostlons of
lice and Finance.
Algeciras, Feb. II. The rexrt
current lu Kuropean capital that a
crisis has been reached at Algcclra are
not warranted Jiy the actual conditions
here. The nigotiatioiis Ukii the m
lice and finance question are proceed
Ing uninterruptedly, hut have icachcil
a bedrock point on which neither the
French nor the German delegates show
any disHisllluii to yield. This limine
on Inith sides has caused some appre
hension of an eventual deadlock, but
the delegatis, so long a the tieifotiu
tlons oontiuue, will not admit that a
crisis has la-en reached.
BIG ORDER FOR CARTRIDGES.
Government Getting Ready to Supply
Troops for China.
Philadelphia, Feb. 14. An order for
1,000,000 ball cartridges has been re
celled from the Ordnance department
at the Frankfort arsenal here. They
ure to be of 30 catllter and of the Krng
Jorgenseii type. Although no Informa
tion could ho obtained at the arsenal
as to the reason for the order, they are
Intended for troopi In the Philippine",
Tliee troops, It is understood, use the
Krsg-Jorgensen rifle exclusively, uud It
Is intimated that tho Increased order
is in anticipation ot kjsbIIiIo trouble in
Beef Trust Trial Dragging.
Chicago, Feb, 14. llultwo,wltnesr
were on the stand to lay In the packers'
trial, both of Uicm empolyes of Swift iV,
Co. Tlndr testimony was simply a re
hash ot what others have told relative
to the matter for which the agents of
the government asked for at the offices
of the packers and of how they received
It. When the court met pursuant to
the noon adjornnment, Judge Humph
rey tttked the attorneys If they could
not agree to hold'lnnger sessions, say
ing that the trial was dragging and that
ho desired to expedite it,
Vosuvlus Spreads Destruction.
Naples, Feb, 14. Mount Vesuvius'
eruption Is assuming alarming propor
tions, The funicular railway track has
been damaged at six points, and tho
principal station Is threatened with de
struction. An effort Is being made to
save tho station by the construction of
masonry reinforced by embankments of
sand. Streams of lava are flowing with
considerable rapidity. Tho authorities
are taking precautions to provent loss
Cement for Irrigation, Work,
Washington, Feb. 1-1. The secretary
of tho interior has called for proposals
for furnishing 8,000 to 10.000 barrels
of Portland cement for use in connec
tion with the Klamath irrigation pro
tect. Bids will be opened, at Lob
REVOLT IS AT HAND
Army and Navy (ialliorlnd I'urcos
111 till! rillll)l)llll!S.
MAKING BEADY TO 1'KillT ClIIISlA
American Boycott and Reform Move
ment Against Manclius Stirs
Empire Into Ferment.
Washington, Feb. 15. Though there.
Is no abatement lu the warlike prepara
tions by this government to eop with
contingencies In China, a tendency In
apparent at the State department to
counteract the Inferences Imsed upon
stii'emeuts of olllchils ol that detri
ment and the War department Hint
there Is danger ot it general outbreak In
News ol the dispatch ot troops to the
Orient has caused the receipt of many
telegrams and letters of Inquiry from
persons having relatives In commercial
or missionary pursuits lu China, while
one or two mUilnuary lioittda li this
country linve Informed the department
that their advices do not Indicate the
presence ol conditions there warranting
the icMirled action ot the War depart
ment. Selernt hualuesa rolicetlis have
written that their cable and mall cum.
muulcntlous (rom certain points lu
China contain no news ol threatened
The most conflicting statements
emanate from sources apparently
equally Informed and competent to
judge of the truth. Heme authoritlrs.
whosn views hnve bren presented to the
olllclsls here, hold that n miisterplny Is
being made by the Chlnene toward thn
removal of restriction to Chinese im
migration to this country. Others hold
that there la nothing to warrant theso
government nctliltlea and that Influ
ences are at work In olitilll a display of
(orre to overawe tlm Clilnean govern
ment Into a teal Hppnlnti ol the
CotiMllnr report (rfiM China on thn
effect of the Imyrett show that only
certain American Intc'eat have been
damaged. Chief of thtwe la the oil
trade. The MUridard Oil company In
the dominating factor In thn Chlnete
Amrrlcan nil limine. The AmerlcHii
TnlMrvu enniHiny's export In China
have fallen off greatly. A ceiinln sew
ing marhlne coitiHiuy' lMi!ne In the
southern provlnre hn hrcu a special
object of boycott order by the mer
chants' guilds, fur what reason nobody
In till latter case the hoyoilt has
been no effectively woiked that at Slug-K-io
It I worth a Chinaman's life l
In) seen entering that cmiauy' store.
SHIP SUBSIDY BILL.
Features of the Measure Approved
by the Sonata.
Washington, Feb. 1ft. A passed,
the ship nlldy bill e!nblUhe 13 new
contract mall lines Mid Increase the
subvention to the Oceanic linen running
from the Pacific coast to Australasia.
Three leave Atlantic coisl orls, one
running to Brazil, ime to Uruguay and
one Argentina and one to Kwitli Africa;
six from Mirt on tho (iulf of Mexico,
emlNirelng one to llrazll, nun to Cuba,
one to Mexico and three to Cculrai
America and the Isthmus ol Panama;
(our frosts Par I lie imast xirt, embracing
two to JaHin, China and the Philip
pine" direct, one to Jkiii, China ami
the Philippine via Hawaii, and one t
Mexico, Central America and the Isth
mus nl Panama,
The bill also grants a- subvention at
the rale of $6 per gross Ion per year to
cargo vessels engaged In the foreign
trade ol the United Htales and at thr
rate of $5 60 per ton to vessels engaged
In the Philippine trade, the Philippine
coastwise law being ortponed until
Another feature of the bill la that
creating a naval reservo force of 10,000
olllcers and men who are to receive re
tainers after the llrltisii practice, Ves
sels receiving subsidies are required to
carry a certain proportion nl naval re
serve men among their crews,
Dare Not Buy American Goods.
Washington, Feb. 16, The general
purport of the advices to the Htnte de
partment Is that there has been great,
interference with American trade In
China by the boycott, but that there Is
lack of tangible evidence of an uprising.
American petroleum, condensed milk,
tobacco, sewlng'machlnes and tho llko
have been placed under the ban. Kven
us far south as the Ktraltn settlements,
outside o( China, It Is reported a China
man would Jeopardize his life It ho
offered for sale or purchased an Ameri
can sowing machine.
Agree on Rate Bill In Ohio,
Columbus, O., Feb. 16, At tho
meeting of the house committee on rail
roads today, announcement was mudo
by W. rl, Thomas, of Hprlngflidd, prcsl-
dent n( the Shippers' association, ami
T, Llvesley, attorney (or the Peuusyl
vaula railroad, that the shippers and
railroads had agreed to the enactment of
a law creating n Htate Railroad commis
sion. The Wcrtz hill, Introduced In
tho house, has been agreed upon as tho
basis (or the proposed law.
Hawaii to Ralso Tobacco.
Washington, Feb, 16. It has heert
arranged thut Hnwali shall send a rep
resentative hero to study tobacco grow
ing, and Hecrelary Wilson has promised
to assist him in ovory possible way.