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State Department Tells Mission
aries of Danger in China.
WILL GIVE EVERY PROTECTION
Says They Should Leave Interior
Assistant Secretary Bacon Ad
mits Causa for Anxiety.
Cincinnati, Feb. 24. In answer to
n letter from F. M. Rains, correspond-
Ing excretory for the Foreign Christian
Missionary society, to the State depart
ment at Washington regarding tho situ
atlon in China, Acting Secretary of
State Robert Racon tent tho following
letter to Mr. Rains:
"Tho condition of affairs in China is
causing this government much anxiety,
and, whllo nothing is known here
which would justify tho immediate
withdrawal of missonaries from tho
interior, it would appear prudont to
the department for the heads of the
missions to warn all outlying stations
of the apprehension caused by their
exposed condition and to adviso them
to take early steps to rernovo to placee
of safety at the first cause of alarm,
even it it should appear insignificant
and the danger not imminent.
"This government is disposed to
afford every protection in its power to
its citizens in China, but in case of
an outbreak such protection would bo
much facilitated if American citixens
were congregated in accessible locali
ties." COMMERCE STILL INCREASES.
Advance in Exports and
ports for Fiscal Year.
Washington, Fb. 24. The foreign
commerce- of the United States during
the Bret seven months ot the fiscal year
1000 amounted to $1,702,421,330, ac
cording to a bulletin issued by tlio de
partment of Commerco and Labor.
This shows a considerable increase in
both imports and exports, but more es
pecially in exports over the correspond
ing months of 1005.
In the seven months ending with
January, imports have increased (70,
000,000, and exports have increased
(165,000,000. Imports dnrbsg the
seven months ended with January,
1000, were $C99,7c'4,5G0, and exports
were 11,050,050,704. The Increase in
importations occurs chiefly in manu
facturers' materials and finished manu
factures, while tho Increaso in exports
cccors chiefly in agricultural products
WANTS TO IRRIGATE EGYPT.
American's Claim to Slice of Desert
Washington, Feb. 24. The Slate de
partment has been informed, through
Consul-General Gittingn, at Cairo, with
regard to the claim of Cope White
bouse to a vast tract of land in the
Egyptian desert, that the application
filed by Wbitebouse wag-regular.
Whitehome lias made extensive ex
plorations in Africa and Egypt. He
discovered wtat he believed to be the
site of an ancient city In the Egyptian
desert, and took steps to secure title to
a large area of land including this
place. His purpose was to reclaim
and develop the arid land by means of
irrigation. He has not yet been able
to take possession of the land and he
alleges that his claim has been held up
in the Egyptian foreign office on tech
nical grounds without any right.
Power From the Colorado.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 24. Accord
ing to the Times, the energy of the Col
orado river is to be transmitted to Los
Angeles, according to plans now being
matured by local and Philadelphia cap
italists. First the power is to bo dis
tributed among the mining fcamps on
the Nevada and Arizona bonier and ul
timately brought here. It is said that
between the Grand canyon oi the Colo
rado and tho Black canyon it is' possible
to take advantage of certa'n kites and
develop elettrieal energy equal to 500,-
000 Iiono power.
Local Option In Ohio.
Columbus, O., Feb. 24. The house
this afternoon by a vote of 01 to 10,
1 listed the Jones bill, backed by the
Ohio Anti-Saloon league, which pro
vides for municipal local option by pe
tition instead of by election, leaving
the initiative exclusively in the hands
of the temperance people, and it is
claimed by the Anti-Saloon league that
it will enable the people to drive
saloons from all the residence districts
of tho cities of Ohio.
Investigate Rates On Oil.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 24. John T.
March land, of Washington, secret agent
ot the Interstate Commerce commie
alon, arrived here today to investigate
illegal ratea on oil, The resolution
under which Mr. Marchland Is working
-was introduced in congress Monday by
Congressman Campbell, of Kansas.
SEALERS MAY SUE UNCLE SAM.
Dill Allowing Courts to Adjust Claims
Washington, Feb. 23. A favorable
report was made today on Senator Ful
ton's bill which penults owners of
seating vessels seised lor pelagic sealing
In ltehrtng sea to go into the Circuit
court (or tho Ninth circuit to recover
(rom tho government an amount equal
to tho loss thov sustained through the
selxuro of their vessels.
Years ago, when l'ehrtng sea was
held to bo a closed sea, tho United
States claimed jurisdiction over tho
east half aud Russia over tho icmaln
der. aud sealing was prohibited. Many
sealing vessels were captured by tho
two governments. Tho Supremo court
subecqnently held Retiring son to bo nn
open sea and .denied tho jurisdiction of
tills government beyond the three ma
rine leagues limit.
Following this, Rritlsl. sealers whoso
vessels wore taken by American reve
nue cutters sued and recovered from
tho United States, and owners f Amer
ican ships taken by Russians recovered
from that government., Rut this gov
ernment has never paid tho claims of
American sealers whose vessels were
Illegally seised by the American gov
ernment. It is to pay these claims
that tho bill is pressed. In the aggre
gate it is not believed tho claims will
'TWIXT HOPE AND FEAR.
Morocco Delegates Doubtful of Suc
cess of Conference.
Algeciras, Feb. 23. Although the
Franco-German deadlock remains un
broken, the opinion ot the delegates to
tho Moroccan conference ttuctiutes as
to tie results, tho view today being
rather more hopeful that some solution
is poesible. This is dun largely to the
German attitude that an adjustment
eventually will bo reached. The
American delegates also continue con
fident, despite tho French and Rritish
pessimism. Some of the delegated ex
pre? 9 tho view that some conciliatory
movement will be made directly from
At the afternoon session tho con
ference (ettled a few minor points on
the bank question, including the adop
tion of a gold basis.
The Italian delegates ere discussing
tho possibility of the appointment of
a number of the conferees as arbitra
tors for the settlement of the contro
versial points of the French and Ger
man projects, should agreement rela
tive to the majority of the details be
Ambassador Whito persifts in his
optimistic view ot tho ultimate retult
of the conference.
RUSSIA WILL BRAND COWARDS.
Officers Who Surrendered Without
Cause To Be Disgraced.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 23. Unprece
dented regulations to purge thu army of
officers accused of cowardice and sur
rendering during the war for no reason
able cause were announced today by
the military organ, the Ruaeky Invalid.
Captive officers returning from Japan
will, unless they were wounded when
captured, be tried before courts of
honor, and unless reinstated by the
unanlmons decision of their fellow
officers, will be dismissed in disgrace.
"Contosions," a frequent excuse for
surrender, will not be accepted.
Hie nigtier officers wiio were respon
sible for trie surrender of their organ
izations must secure a vindication from
a court of honor and the minister of
war. Such cases will be submitted to
the emperor individually.
The troops which composed the gar
rison at Port Arthur are exempt from
these provisionr, the responsibility for
the surrendeV ot that fortress falling
upon General Htoeseel.
Men Won't Let Women Talk.
Washington, Feb. 23. Discord in the
congrees for uniform dlvoree laws be
came so great thin afternoon that Miss
Fannie Leake Cummlngi, the solo rep
resentative ot Washington state, with
drew and left for'her home. Uer reas
on was "the men won't let the women
talk." Of theeo offenders, she said,
ministers were the worst. It was earl
ier in the day. while she was making a
speech on the "Real Causes of Divorc
es," that O, Larue Munson, of Phila
delphia, aked her to coa'e, because he
considered l.er remarks "nauseating."
Drydock Dewey Adrift.
New York, Feb. 23 According to a
dispatch to the Herald from Lao Pal-
mas, Canary Inlands, the drydock
Dewey broke adrift three times and
was picked up with difficulty by the
fleet which is towing it. This is re
ported, the dispatch cays, by the tug
Potomac, which recently reached Lis
Palmas. The fleet and drydock aro
now 480 miles went of the Canaries, the
dUpatch says, and everything is going
Condemns Export Tax on Coal.
London, Feb. 23. Tho Itritleh ex
port tax on coal apparently is slated for
removal in the forthcoming budget ot
Chancellor of tho Exchequer Aequitli.
Mr. Aequitli informed a . deputation
today that, while he declined to mako
any declaration in regard to the taxa
tion until ho preeented the budget, he
considers the coal tax vicious and un
neceiaarily injurious to an important
industry He raid that the memberH
of tho deputation would find him anx
ious to remove it.
foREOON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
LAW WILL NOT STAND. I MANY CLAIM WATER.
Bill to Rostrlct Giving of Froo Rides
by Railways Not Propsrly Drawn.
Salem Tho anti-pass law Initiated
by tho lVoplu'H Power league Is minus
an enacting clause, audi In thoreforo
Tho constitution expressly provides
that all lawa initiated by tho people
shall contain tho enacting clause, "Ho
it enacted by tho people of tho state
of Oregon." Tho copy of the bill tiled
with tho secretary ot statu has no such
Tho discovery was mado when Secre
tary Dunbar sent tho bill to tho state
printer, preparatory to having 100,000
copies printed for distribution among
tho votcis ot tho statu.
Attorney General Crawford eaya the
secretary ot state cannot permit any ono
to correct this detect, because each ot
the 8,000 or moro petitioners signed
tho bill in its present form. Ho rules
that the secretary lias no authority to
change It or to allow any ono else to
amend It. but that ho must submit It
as It camo to him from the petitioners.
Tho supreme court has held in the
case of tho statu vs. Wright, 14th Ore
gon, pago 376, that thu deliberate omis
sion of an enacting clauto is a fatal de
fect. The discovery ot this error brought
to light thu fact that there is no enact
ing clause or formal declaration of any
kind on any of thu bills tor amend
ments to tho statu constitution, tor
which pe'itious are on file. This ap
idles to tho woman's suffrage amend
nient. as well as to tho niiieiidineutn
submitted by the People's Power league
It has not lieon determined whother
this omission make the amendments
void or. not.
Tho otllcials are looking up autlmrl
tied. No authority has lin found to
allow the secretary of state to refuse to
submit a measure to a vote of tint peo
ple, even though it may contain defects
which mako it void on its fare, provid
ed the bill or amendment come to him
with tho proper number ot signatures.
Land for Reservoir Sito.
Washingjon Tho secretary ot the in
terior has finally withdrawn land for
the Cold Spring reservoir site in eon
nection with the Umatilla irrigation
project in Eastern Oregon, tho land ly
ing in townships 4 and S north, ranges
20 and 30 vast. Persons who havo
made entrv of any laud embraced In
this reservoir site prior to the prelim
inary withdrawal, August 111 last, and
have not acq ill nil vested right, will
lose their land through tho cancellation
of their entries. The government,
however, will pay for any improve
ments they may have made.
Will Show How Alfalfa Grows.
McMinnvilie II. K. Lommbury,
traveling freight agent of the Southern
Pacific company, has purchase! for the
company five acres near McMinnvilie,
to be used as an experiment for growing
alfalfa, with the hope of promoting
dairying Intorests. Numerous other
tracts of land throughout tho valluy
have been purchased by the Southern
Pacific lor the stfmn purpoe. Tim
company will furnish tho seed together
with a supply of land plaster and Inoc
ulated soil from successful alaflfa fields
In other jrta of the state.
Will Start in 00 Days.
Eugene The deeds transfurlng the
Eugene Woolen rnllle from Wilbur cV
Wright, of Union, Or., to the Salem
company, headed by T. II Kay, which
recently aoquired the property, havo
been signed in Salem and Ernll Koppo,
who is to be the resident manager of
the plant, has arrived. Manager Kopno
has already begun to mako improve
ments at the mill, and excta to have
it in operation in 00 days. A new
brick anil concrete picker house will bo
Big Crops In Umatilla,
Pendleton Umatilla county farmers
are looking forward to an unusually
good yield of wheat this year. It is re
ported from tho country near Helix
that the indications in that country
could scarcely be very much better.
Tim fmtri In I.i tu.ttnr mIihiu now than I
for several years at this season. The
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ground has plenty of moluuru, ami a
frost would not do any great amount of
damage should the temperature take
To Dovclop Coal Mines.
Eugene The Spencer Uutte Coal A;
Petroleum company has been Incorpor
ated here, with $100,000 capital. Tho
incorporators are: J, W. Zimmerman,
C. F. Mitchell, W. J. WilliarriH and 8.
E, Stevens, of Eugene, uud I. W. Love,
of Portland. The company hao a coal
prospect ten miles southwest ot Eugene,
which It will at once begin to develop
on an extensive scale, Later on oil
prospects will bo bored.
Appropriations for Chomawa,
Washington The Indian appropria
tion hill about to be reported will carry
1110,200 for tho Chomawa Indian
school, including (4,000 for a new
bakery and (10,000 for a viaduct to
cross the railroad tracks, which run
through the school grounds, Tito lat
ter improvement is intended to Insure
the safety of pupils in passing tho rail-
Numarous Filings on Oregon Struams
Recorded at Salam.
Salem Tho numerous filings that
Vavo been mado on tho waters of rivers
and mountain streams for piwnr pur
poses in this state during tho pant )oar,
liavo awakened Interest in tho ques
tion ot tho electrical possibilities of
Oregon. Many of tho power projects have good
financial lucking. Tho majority of thu
recent filings, Indeed, aro said to email
ato from thu same source.
Tho doctrluu of bouotlclal ttio which
It l desired to apply to ttio wntuin In
all streams ot Oregon is responsible for
much of tho activity displayed ot lato.
As tho law stands, any one can III" on
water tor Hwor purposes, and by doing
a small amount ot work each year can
prevent any one elso from appropriat
ing or using tho water. This rule ap
plies to Irrigation and a movement is
on foot to change thu law ro that no
man can appropriate moro water for ir
rigation purposes than ho ran put to
good into. State regulation of thu lluw
and distribution of all waters la fast be
coming a principle of law In all tho arid
laud states. To regulate abuses and
prevent their rrpitillon, tho leading
watcrusera aro preparing to urge numer
ous changes In thu law, so that tho
ownership of thu watois In all streams
and lakes shall vest In tho state, for
tho use and tiencfit of thu people.
If this la done, It will Imi necessary
to mako camful surveys and measure
thu tbw of all streams that thu water
may be equitably distributed.
Atk for Pool In Wool.
McMinnvilie The Yamhill Live
stock a'soclation has elected thu follow
ing officers: President, William Dll
erst; vice president, John Eoduiaud;
secretary, M. It. Hendrick; treasurer,
W. S. Link; directors, William (lun
uiiig, John Khorall, It. O. Jones, Ahum
Nelson and I). A. Walker. At tho lant
meeting of tho association a resolution
was tmMed recommending that the
trustees set April 7 a thu date for soil
ing the mohair ikkiI. It was aim re--ommi'iidcd
that a wool jmwI Ira formed
by tho Yamhill growers.
Cost for Month $004.
Portland It cost f04.2tl to conduct
thu Itcys' and Girls' Aid society in
January, and the bills wore ordered
paid at tho February meeting, of thu
board ot trustees. Superintendent
Gardner reported that 2A children went
received and 33 diood of during tho
month. Tho number of children in tho
itociety'd care February 1 was 40. Ono
family living In Tillamook rouuly took
three children, brothers and sister.
The family Is well to do.
Indians Want Lands.
Pendleton About 26 Indians, mem
bers of the Columbia river tribe, have
made formal application to jnlu the
Umatilla ami share In tho allotments
of the reservation, claiming that they
nrttof the tame trllm and failed to come
in with them when the allotments were
made several years agi, prrfiirring to
slay with thu Columbia river tribe.
Much Freight From Dallas.
Dallas Twenty cars of lumber wore
billed out of D.illas in a single day re
cently, besides several cars of sar ami
tilling. The mills hero and at Falls
City have a combined output of from
10 to 20 cars daily. Th freight rervlee
on alternate days will soon give way,
as the Southern Pacific has promised h
dally freight train.
Wheat Club, OOe;
red, 00c; valley, 72c.
Oats No. 1 white, feed,
gray, 27.60(B28 60 per ton.
ltarley Feed, 23 60(321 por ton;
brewing, 2I2I.60; rolled, $21(826.
lluck wheat $2 26 per cental.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $13
II per ton; valley timothy, $8(;
clover, $7.60(88; cheat, f037; grain
Fruits Apples, 12.50 per box;
cranberries, $12 60(814.60 per barrel.
Vegetables Cabbage, l82le per
pound; cauliflower, $ 1 ,00r32 per crate;
celery, 1 1 pur orate; sprouts, Uit7c
per pound; rquimh, lV-fiRlc per
pound; turnipa, OOcMfl a sack; rar
rots, 06fi475c per sack; beets, 86e2M
Onions Oregon. No. 1, 05 70c n
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Potatotos Furicy graded Kurhtnks,
00(g05u pur hundred; ordinary, nom
inal; sweet potatoes, 2(S2u pur
i) itter Fancy creamery, 27)(830e
Eggs Oregon rnncl., JO 1 7c per
Poultry A verago old hens, 13(31 lc
pur pound; mixed chlckuus, 12(icl2lc;
brotlorH, 10Q20c; young roosters, 12o;
old rooBturs, 10 3 lOJc; drosscd
chickens, 1416o; turkeys, live, 10($
17u; turkeyH, drisied, choico lHg20u;
geese, II vo, Oo; geeeo, dresned, 12(ftl lo;
Hops Oregon, 1005, choice, 103
10u; prime, 8 jQOo; medium, 708o;
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
1021u; valley, 210200 per pound;
mohair, choico, flOc por pound.
Reef Drcsned bulla,' 20:)c pound;
cows, 3Ji$46o por pound; country
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 8!f(30c
per pound; ordinary, 45o; lambs, 8
Veal Dressed, 3J8io por pound,
Pork Dressed, 08o per pound.
GERMANY HEUUFFS FRANCE.
Propnioa Terms With Regard to Mo
rocco Which Iguorn Mur Claims.
Algoclros, Fob, 21. Franco' and
(lornmny's projects for tho oroallun ut
iv state bank lu Morocco weroMijhuiltlcd
to (ho coiitorouco today. Germany's
proposal created even a worse Impres
sion among tho French aniljllrlllnli del
cgntcn than did last night'tt rejection
ot thu French project relative to police.
Hnth tho French um! Ilrltlidi delegate
CHinsldiir that tho Gorman proposition
shows an absolute disregard of Franco's
position as tho largest and privileged
creditor ot Morocco, and that Franco
should bo given every power controlling
capacity ot tho administrative Uvly
without reference to preferential
claims relative to existing loans.
Other points with regard to control
ot tho finances of Morocco nlro aroused
objectlpiis. Count von Tattrnbaoh, tin1
Junior German delegate, has riqicathdly
expressed tho view that tho sultlemriit
of tho bank question was meioly delay
ed by tho neeeimlty ot first dealing with
the police, and this has Itsl tho French
ami llrltlsb drlcgatea to tho belief that
Germany wss willing to effett a com
promise on thu financial controversy in
return (or French moderation regarding
police. They consider that Fiauco's
consent to entertain Germany's demand
In thu police amply prove her desire
for tho succoo of thu conference, and
thoreforo the uncompromising nature
ot thu German priqtofial la very disap
pointing to them,
Many of tho delegated of thu other
po em also taku a petmlmUtle view of
tu situation; but Henry White, tho
head ot tho American delegation, Is
still lucllnnl to believe that there Is a
KMslblllty of an eventual agreement.
PREPARE FOR TRIAL.
Alleged Instigator of Steiinenbarg
Outrage to Havo Hnarlng.
Iloldo, Idaho, Feb. 21. For tho (lint
time In thu history of tho troubles of
tho Western Federation of Miners, its
officers will bo brought Into court and
placed on trial for one of tho uiiiiy
dastardly crimes charged sgaluni thai
awMK'latlnn. This morning Provident
Moyer, Seerary HryvnM! ami Gwirgo
A. IVlUlNine, ami porhaM Htoto Ad
ams, who Man arretted at Halm, will
lm taken to Caldwell. Attorney K. T.
Rlchaidixin, nf Denver, who arrived at
iloiso yea(erday, will npi-tmr fir the
prlnonern. The prisoners will lm taken
Im tore Jmlgn Frank J. Smith, aud a
time will Iki set for tnu preliminary
Tho plans for taking tho prisoners
Into court wrrn madn by J. II. llnwley,
who hm broil recllly employed by
Governor Gooding lo prosecute tho
officials of tho Federation ami all those
who huvn Ix-en and are to bo airrMod.
While at Caldwell Attorney llawloy
had an order for a specl.il gran I jury
Iftiucd, and Katiuday tho grand Jury
which will brut tho evidence agalurt
lbs prisoners will lie orgauliod.
Ill rpltn of tho repeal! denials of
tho Orchard confeMhm (rom Detective
Mcl'arland and others lu authority, It
Is aliuiMil a certainty that such a eon-
feculon is lu tho hand ol the IdalHi
illlclals. Governor Gooding stated last
night over tho long distance telephone
fruii STamiu. t& li.tr.. Ii. liitil inHn I.i At
tend a lMiiqilot, that as hmiii as all of I
the men wanted ar arrrslnl, he will
havo Attorney llawlxy preparn a luto-
riiout revering the entire rnrn This
statement, It Is Ixdleved, will I of a
miMl frii'rttloiial character, ami wll'
nxiMtso the workings of tho "inner cir
cle" which has lloiuiehed for 18 years.
Railroad Threat Elective.
Washington, Feb. 21. Tho llcybimi
bill permitting shipment of livestock
for period not exert ding 30 eousoeutlvo
bonis Is to bo amend d so as to elimin
ate that provision requiring railroad
to maintain an average speed of II)
hours on stock trains. Thu railroad
had raised consldorahlo npMisltion to
this feature of the bill and threatened
to ditfoat it. Rather than run this rik,
the stockmen have urged that this pro
vision Imi stricken out and rhurrday,
when ho calls tho bill up for consider
atiun, Mr. Hnybtiu will offer an amend
ment to this effect, '
All Quiet at Pokln.
Peklu, Feb. 21. Foreigners here are
receiving telegrams from relatives In
dicating that them Is a feeling of alarm
abroad ovor tho oslblllty of nil out
break of Chinese hostility. Noilisqulct
whatever is felt at I'ekln. All ttio for
elgu ministers agree that the Chlneno
here, both officials nrd people, were
never mora trier illy towards foreigners,
porsonally, although following an Inde
pendent line politically. There is no
anti-foreign movement in North China
likely to lead to hostilities, Tho tum
bles ulsowhuru are not fult here,
Lnld Waste by Tidal Wavo.
Panama, Feb. 21s .AdvlroH received
hero from Columbia statu that mi Feb
ruary 6 President RoyiH was Informed
that Tulomll, Caura, and neighboring
towns suffered terribly by tin tidal
wave nf January .'II. Tho water romi
over 30 font, uud 62 familloa disappear
ed lu tho flood. Great underground
disturbances wore folt and tho tempera
ture rono more rapidly than has ever
boon known. When tho tlilo receded
thu coast wan covered with dead birds.
Makes Two-Cent Rate Minimum,
Chicago, Fob. 21. All forms of
transportation except' tho regular 2-cent
rate provided by law will bo out off by
tho rrdlrnads lu Ohio. Thu action con
templated will deprive Ohloauu of nil
reduced transportation for chnventloiiH,
of thu 1000 mllo, books of charity busi
ness, und ot nil round trip rnU'u aud
MAY VETO KATE BILL
CoiilinllKli! I'l-IHI lo AllliJlltl, Hill
(ilvuii I air lfiirnlii(,
POSITION OF I'llliSIOliNT SHOWN
Announcement Mado to Hnnators Who
Havo the Mnasiirn In Charge
Ono Chaugo Likely,
Washington. Fob. 22. Whim tho
senate oomiulttoo on Interstate coin
mono ineetii on Friday to volo on a
rate hill, tho niiuouucoiuout will lm
mado niithoratlvely that Prosldoitt
IttMMievolt will not attempt to prevent
amendment ol tho Hepburn hllti that
ho will loavo tho committee free to ex
eiclne It best judgmeiil, and It mimIIiI
comprnmlro Its difference j that, If a
reported which does not meet Ids ap
proval and In that form Is pl by
congress, ho will content hluuelf lo ex
orcise his veto power. This announce
ment will he mado nn tho result ol a
conference hole today between Ihouioot
active persons supHirtlug the lion mi bill
without amendment, but will bo deliv
ered to tho oomiulttoo by a senator who
has iiipNirltd an amendment providing
for judicial review of orders o( tho In
terstate Commerce roiiimboloii.
('ouiervatlvn members ol tho com
mittee MMort that they have the iirco
sary voles to amend the Hepburn bill.
If they are It'll five to exorcise their In
dividual judgment, ro that they will
not Imi pni lii tho Mifillon of opening
tho president's xillcy. Under then
condition. It Is said that Hoiiatnrii Kl
kins, Foraker, Crane, Komii, Aldrlrh,
Carmark, Finder ami .McIjuiiIii will
vote l.ir an amendment providing (or
judicial review. Hven voitt Is n ma
jority of llm ro'nitnitte. Mrs. Cut
loin ami ("aritmrk will wot lm present
when thn committer metiU mi Friday,
but a Mr. Oh I lorn Is iippmcd to
rtinHwImrit, till will not alfeel th
rwtolt. An Informal mllng of thn
uoiuiultteo will Ihi keltl today.
PURE FOOD (JILL.
Provident of llm Meaiura at Pattotf
by llm Sonata,
VahlnKtou, Fob. 2. The pure)
food bill as prd by the softatrf waken
it a mlsdemraiHir to iiiaHiifaclurn or
sell adulterated or tnlsbranded foods,
drugs, inwl'iine or liquor lu the Dis
trict of Columbia, tho lorrllnrle ami
the Insular pots-iious ot tho United
Wales and prohibit the shipment ol
such good from one tato to smith r or
to a foreign roiiulry. It aim prnhllill
thn receipt of Mich good. Punishment
by lino of $500 or by luiprlronturiit for
ono year oi both 1 pri'crilM, lu tin
cane of oorKiratlon, official In chargo
aro made rronilhlo. Thn Treasury
department and the department n(
Agriculture and of Comment) nud Ia
hor are roqulrnd to areo iion regula
tion for rolteetliHi ami oianrliatloH ot
thn article covered by tlti bill, but no
M-cin provision Is made (or Invent Iga
tion except by tho department of Agil
enlturn. The Investigation by that
deKrtmnt aro platted In tlio bauds ol
II. ti chief of thn bureau ot chemistry
and, It lm finds that thn law ha hern
violated, tho secretary ol grltNilturo la
loqiilred to rrHrl tht facts to Um
United Hlate dUtilet rttorney, who In
turn I nxulrel to lustltuto procertl
lugs III tho Fixleral courtl. The bill
also defines foods, drugs, incdlcliiri
and liquor and also defines thn stand
ards for thoui. There la an rxemptlmi
for dealer who furnish guarantee
against adulterating and mlahranding.
Jarvlt Hat First Claim.
Washington, Fob. 22. Thj Alaska,
governorship Is still lu the air. D. II,
Jarvls, ol Htattlo, who was offered tho
MMtltlou, ha not yet made known hla
wbibes, but It Is liolleved ho will accept.
If ho can got nut of certain builnif
contractu which are now biudlmr him.
In cam Captain Jitiv'n declines, It I n
(rco floltl. Henator Flint, ol Califor
nia, today tirutontod to the nrosldout.
John P. Cium, recently annolntod
M,stmator at Fairbanks, and urgtul lib
appolntmrnt, As iKistolllcu Inspector
Mr. Cium has boon nil ovor Alaska.
Atk Rootevolt to Setllo,
Ht. Petersburg, Fob. 22, An official
news agency dlspatuh from Paris,
which boars strong marks of I imp I ra
tion, siiggestN tho possibility of Inter
vention by President Itnosovult, as in
the oiiho of IIucmIu ami Japan, to roenn
cllo tho diametrically exquisite v'ews ol
Franco and Germany, "In tho general
hope that an entente may ho reached."
In diplomatic) circles oonfidenco Is folt
that failure of the conference will not
load to war,
Discovery of Ancient Frotcoet,
Venice, l'ob, 22. While workmou
were engaged lu renovating tho churcji
of Haifta Maria Glnrlosa do Frarl, aomo
nuclent trescoes wiiro dlsuloHod behind
thu monument of Doge Nlrolo Tron,
One of the froecooH ruprusouteil it pano
ply with thu coal of arms of Dogu Tron,
and another consisted ot docoratlvo
bands with flgurua of tho ovangullsts.
Will Prosorva Cliff Dwellings.
WnRhlngtoii, Fub. 22, Thu sunato
commlttoo on publlo lands today nil-
thorlicod favomblu ruporla on three lilllu
ooncurniug National parks. Among
thcbo Ih tlio bill urontliig Mosa Vorilo
National park, in Colorado, to nrouurvo
thn ruins and relics ot thu nruhUtorlu