Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (March 16, 1906)
UP TO THE HOUSE!
CASH FOR JETTY.
Senate Votes Money for Prcserva
tion of Columbia Jetty.
$400,000 WITHOUT OPPOSITION
Strugglo Will Come In House to Avoid
Loading of Bill With Other Pro
jects, Which Would Kill II.
Washington, Mnrch 10. Senator
Fulton's bill appropriating $400,000
tor the Columbia river Jetty vent
through the senate yesterday without
tho slightest objection. Soon ntter tho
senate convened Air. Fulton asked (or
consideration o( tho bill. It was read
and passed without a Word of opposi
tion. 'When tho house rivers and harbors
committee returns from the South Mr.
Fulton's bill will bo laid before it, and
it Kill then bo decided whether to press
this bill individually or wait and sup
port lite amondment to tho sundry civil
bill. If it shall become apparent that
there is no possibility of pawing the
individual bill through the house, then
every effort will bo centered on Induc
ing tho house to retain tho amendment
to the sundry civil bill.
There is danger, heretofore pointed
out by Chairman Burton, that any in
dividual bill making an appropriation
for tho Columbia river in apt to bo
added to by various members until it
becomes a general river and harbor
bill, but it is possible that some way
may be devised of preventing this. If
so, Mr. Burton will have tho senate
bill reported to tho house, for he is
earnestly supporting Mr. Fulton in this
matter and will do everything possible
to get tho appropriation through.
WILL BAR CONSUMPTIVES.
President Orders Examination of
Washington, March 10. A crusade
against the spread of tuberculosis
among the employes of the govrenment
In Washington was today discussed by
President Roosevelt, who issued an
order to the heads of all departments
giving them explicit instructions as to
their dutiea in combating the disease
After referring to the report of the
committeo appointed by an executive
order of December 7, 1005, to prepare
a plan for the jueveutioa oftaWfea-
rByjwyrlaf tovjmtmmtyeMr flwid week-
P'WiTMtKWpaKteHfulea " pre
pared by the committee shall be placed
in eaca federal building under his con
trol; that tho names of persons in his
department who are a ill ic ted with tu
berculosis be ascertained and a copy of
the rules be presented to each; that
non-observance of the rules may, at the
discretion of the department head, be
cousidered Just cause for separation
from the serivce.
Provision Is Made In Amondmont to
Sundry Civil Bill.
Washington, March 0. The aeuato
committeo on commurco today voted
unanimously to report favorably Sen
ator Fulton 's amondmont to tho sun
dry civil bill, appropriating $400,000
for continuing tho work on tho Colum
bia rlvor Jetty, witli a view to Its pre
servation unt'l congress shall horcattor
mako provision (or its completion. On
advice of Senator Fryo, chairman ot
tho committeo, Mr. Fulton did not at
tempt to amend his amondmeut, as
recommended by tho secretary of war,
so as to authorixo contracts to com
ploto tho Jetty, to its full projected
length, becauso it was" universally
agreed that any such change would
certainly defeat tho entire amondment
and kill tho $400,000 appropriation'
which now seems within graip.
Rather than run this risk, Mr. Fulton
asked for a favorbalo report merely on
his amendment as originally drawn.
The commerco committee, before act
ing, gavo a hearing to Mr. Fulton, who
ai somo icngm pointed out tlio neces
sity (or the adoption ot his amendment,
showing that, unless tho money is pro
vlded, more than a mile of uncom
pleted Jetty will bo entirely lost, be
cause ot the certain destruction of the
tramways. Unless his amendment is
adopted, Mr. Fulton declared tho tram
way would be utterly destroyed by
teredos during tho coming season, and,
onco tho tramway is gono, tho halt
finished portion of the Jetty will be ab
solutely lost, because it will bo impos
sible to build new trestles over unfin
ished rock work. This loss, he said,
would cost tho government fully $500.-
000, and would set back woik on tho
jetty not less than two years. He
showed that good buslneeb principles
demand that tho Incomplete work bo
protected, and this can only bo done
by the immediate expenditure of $400,
000, as explained by the army engin
Tho committee was thoroughly con
vinced of the advisability of making
this appropriation, and assured Mr.
Fulton that it would individually and
collectively aid him in securing the
adopt.on ot his amendment.
While the committee is not favorable
to making appropriations for new river
and harbor work at this session, it re
gards this project as an extreme emer
gency. To Increase tho chances cf get
ting this appropriation, the committee
authorized a favorable rep irt on an
oricinal hill. IiUuiULI In irm ltl.
Mr. Faltetif IMWnet. and. in rutin
omiiIm failHilHTaiMr will be pressed.
t0hPlte.-of .'Washington, wno Is
. -1 n
l - "I RETURN
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
WOOL SALES DATES SET.
Entlro Product Will Bo Dlsposod of
In Open Competition. .
Pendleton- Tho wool sales dates for
Kasteru Oregon have been decided
upon as follows:
Pendleton, May 22, S3, Juno 6;
Heppnor, May 25, Juno 8, 22; Con
don, May 20, Juno 37; Shanlko, May
31, Juno 1, 10, 20, July 10; Wallowa,
Juno 12, 20; Uakor City, Juno 14, July
On these dates practically all ot the
wool ot Eastern Oregon will bo sold, as
all of tho dealers have decided not to
mako any advance sales to tho buyers.
This means that all wool of Oregon
must this year bo bought In open com
petition at tho different sales days.
Tho Umatilla County Woolgrowers'
association has decided to test tho va
lidity ot tho migratory stock law of
Oregon at tho earliest poeslblo opportu
nity. Judge Kills declared tho law
.unconstitutional somo time ago. The
caso will bo tried again and tho law,
If detective, will bo remedied. This is
a law which places a tax on all sheep
brought Into tho stato for grating pur
poses from tho outside.
Affidavits will also bo forwarded to
the Interior department showing that
Oregon sheepmen were unjustly treated
In tho redivision of the Wenaha ro
rorvo. An effort will bo mado to enlist
tho i i I of tho Portland and Pendleton
commercial clubs in Umatilla county's
Big Yoar for Grand Ronde.
La Grande La Grando and tno
Grand Rondo valley are looking for
ward to tho most prosperous season in
tho history of Union county. So many
and so definite are tho Indications that
there Is little doubt, even in tho mind
of the roost confirmed pessimist, that
1000 will be tho banner year fot this
section of Oregon. Heading tho csi of
good things in store lor 1-a urando are
the Oregon Railroad A Navigation com
pany's projected improvements. Agents
liavo secured options on largo tracts oi
land along tho right ot way for increas
ed yard room in this city.
StlB-AasMMir AflllrrtrTTmorA Minmlltaa
ami extremely friendly to Columbia
river improvement, is an enthusiastic
supporter of Mr. Fulton's amendment.
He, like other members of the commit
tee, believes the action of tho commit
tee today makes it absolutely certain
that the senate will attach the amend
ment to tho sundry civil bill, but real
izes that a fight will come when the
bill goes back to the bouse.
TAFT FOR SUPREME JUDGE.
Be Appointed to Succeed Justice
Henry B. Brown.
Washington, March 10. The Post
. today says:
President Roosevelt has decided to
appoint William H. Talt, of Ohio, now
secretary of war, to the next vacancy
in the United Slates Supreme court.
that vacancy is to be created by the
voluntary retirement of Associate Jus
tico Henry B. Brown, who was appoint
ed in 1800 by President Harrison from
the Mate ot Michigan.
When Chief Justice Fuller retires,
provided it Is during the administra
tion of Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Taft will
bo promoted to his exslted position.
The president has discussed the en
tire aitnation with his secretary of war
and the latter, it was learned last
night, has given his assent to the plan.
This is the second time Mr. Taft has
been offered a place on tho supreme
bench, tho first time during the year
1003, when he was serving as governor
of the Philippine islands.
Annual Fire at Dawson.
Seattle, March 10. A special to the
Times says: Dawson's annual fire oc
curred this morning at 2 o'clock. The
Are originated in the furnace room next
to the Monte Carlo fa loon and was
caused by an 07erheated furnace. In
five minutes the entire building was
ablaze. Tho Monte Carlo building, the
largest structure on Front street, is
practically a total loss. The Northern
Commercial company fire department
responded promptly to tho second
niarm and . gave valuable assistance.
The lots is estimated at $00,000.
SEA-LEVEL CANAL FEASIBLE.
Steamers for Alaska Trade.
Seattle, March 10. The eteamear
Orizaba, Yucatan and Saratoga, of the
Ward line, New York, have- been pur
chased by the Northwestern Steamship
company, lor use on the Seattle-Alaska
Professor Burr Says It Can Be Dug
In Ten Years.
Washington, March 0. Professor W.
A. II. Burr, of New York, a member of
the board of consulting engineers, ap
peared before the senate committeo on
interoceanlc canals to discuss the type
of canal to he constructed across the
Isthmus of Panama. He said that
since the report wu prepared, his re
flections convince him more than ever
that n sea-level canal was more feasible
than a leck canal.
The witness wan examined at length
concerning tho control of the Chagres
river, and declared that tho solution
of the problem presented was entirely
feasible. He declared he could see no
reason why a sea-level canal should not
1)0 constructed in ten years, as no
doubtful engineering feaia were con
templated in tho majority plan.
The committee adjourned until 10:30
o'clock tomorrow, when it is under
stood Professor Burr will attack tho
wisdom of constructing a canal of the
lork type provided for in the minority
Oppose Alaska Fishery Bill.
Washington, March 0. Representa
tives of Alaskan canners and fishermen
appeared before the houso committee
on territories today to oppose tho Cunh
man billl. C. W. Dorr. Contain D. H.
Jarvla. Representative Humphries and
Fred Stlmson, of Seattle, addressed the
committee. The Cushman bill gives
the department of Commerce and Labor
practically a free hand in regulating
Alaskan fisheries and the measure wan
criticized chiefly on the ground that it
centers too great a power in tho depart
Never Voted for President.
McMinnvillc Major George L. Scott,
who reccntlj retired from the United
Stntea army after 35 years' continuous
service, returned to the place ot his
birth in this county last week, for the
first time since enlistment. Although
nearly GO years of age, Major Scott has
never cast a vote for any president of
tho United States. H left Lafayette,
Yamhill county, for West Point, when
21 years old, and before he had voted.
During his long enlistment Major Scott
has been in activo serviro in every state
in tho union except Oregon and Maine.
He is retired on full pay.
Oil Famine on Nehalem.
Nehalem The good people ot Neha
lem are going to bed with tho chickens
now, for the simple reason that there
Is nothing else for them to do. Gaso
line, kerosene and other Illuminating
oils are not to b had, and such make
shift as can be found are discouraging
to any literary iffort in the long winter
evenings, supposed generally to he de
voted to mental Improvement or social
relaxation. Tho reason for it all is
that no Joat has come into Nehalem
bay for four months, and it is on water
transportation that Nehalem depends.
Coming from Tcnnessoe.
Arlington Thirty immigrants from
Tennessee liavo arrived in Arlington
and wlllTound a colony in Gilliam
county, if suitable farming land can bo
secured. Their leader says fully 20
more families will arrivo within tho
next three months. They are in scorch
of at least 100,000 acres. All say they
are pleased with this county and its
climate. A number have gone out in
livery rigs to'vlew the country south of
here, known as Rock creek and Schutltr
Sottlors Havo to Travel 40 Miles to
Transact Land Buslnoss.
Wallowa A laud commissioner is
badly needed for Wallowa, and appll
cants for that position are wondering
what causes tho delay by Judgu Wol
vorton. At present, homesteaders or
poisons locating on Umber land havo
to go either tn Kntcrsprlso, or Promise,
a distance of 20 miles, and return,
There has been n land commissioner
hero for several years, but owing to tho
removal to Enterprise of Judge O. M,
Cooklns, tho ollleo was vacant. I-ob-tine,
ten miles distant, hrd a commis
sioner, but ho was killed early In the
winter by a runaway team. Now there
Is no commissioner muter than Prom
ise, where there Is one, or Kntorprlsw,
where there are two. Wallowa Is cen
trally located and nearer vacant lands
than any of tho towns supplied except
There are at present many hundreds
of acres ot timber and agtlcultural lauds
near Wallowa to ho taken up, hut with
tho extra expense of from $5 to $8 add
ed to the filing and locating fee It limit
even n homestead an rxpcnslvo luxury.
Before three mouths, however, very lit
tle vacant valuable government land
will will bo left for settlement or pur
chase. The advent of a railroad Into
this section Is bringing many new
Coos Has Plenty of Water.
Coquille Coos county has been largo
ly under water for tho past ten days.
Tho water is tho highest known this
winter, toga havo been coming out In
large numbers. There were about 40,
000 logs In the north fork of tho Co-
qulllo and 15,000 havo been gotten out,
with about 8,000 still In tho smaller
tributaries. With the clearance of '.his
large number of logs It will maku It a
busy season in tho lumber camps of
this county. With tho building of the
logging road up Cunningham creek logs
will bo plentiful.
Fodoratlon Officials Aro Chargod with
Complicity In Murder.
Caldwell, Idaho, March 7, It look
an evening session of tho grand Jury
which has been hearing tlio evidence
against Charles Moyer, president of tho
Wstorn Federation ot Mlneis, William
Hoy wood, secreliwy; George PotClhoue,
a member of thu executive board; Jack
Slmpklus, a niembur of tho association;
Harry Orchard and Blovo Adams, be
fore Indictments were returned against
them for tho assassination of ox-Guv-oruor
While not a member of the prosecu
tion will glvo a reason for tho failure of
tho Indictment of Ht. John, it Is under
stood all along that the state had little
direct Information agnlnst St. John.
Just why ho was arrested thu prosecu
tion has never seen lit to mako public.
It was rumored that his arrest was
Hindu at the request of the Mlurownura'
association, becauso they considered
him n dangerous man.
Ht, JoIiii'n reputation as an organizer
makes his name n to conjure with In
Colorado, and In fact wherevor a min
ers' union exists. Tho story goes that
the mlnoawuers wanted to get Slmpklus
out of tho country and were only too
glad to havo him arrested along with
the olllclals of thu Federation
Now that the indictments have been
returned, tho next thing will bo the ap
pearance ot thu prisoners In court. Tim
prosecution simply will nut tell when
they are going to bring tho prisoners
hero, hut the fact that several deputy
oherlffs left horn tonight for lloiso Indi
cates that tho arraignments will take
AN ELEVATOR TRUST
United Stales Attorney Starts a
ONLY THREE INDEPENimiT FIK&
Pooplo Wost of Rocky Mountains Aro
Charged Exorbitant Prices
by Bogus Bidding,
EDICT AGAINST AGITATORS.
Fight Fruit Pest.
McMlnnvllle As a result of the re
cent organisation of tho Horticultural
society In Yamhill county many meet
ings havo been hold In soveral parts of
tho county. Tho fruitgrowers are man
ifesting an unusual interest this year
In advancing thu fruit Industry and
war has been waged against the San
Jose scale and other fruit pests to such
an extent that spraying In both city
and county is being carried on with
Money for Schools.
Salem The secrcUry ot tho Stato
Land board paid into the stato treasury
cash received on account of tho various
school and college 'unds during Febru
ary, ha follows: Common school fund
certificates, $28,347.35; common school
fund lands, $1,538; common school
fund interest, $4,077.22; agricultural
college fund, $300; agricultural col
lego fund interest, $181,00; total,
Property for Veterans.
Eugene The will of Pavld A Gibus,
an old soldier of tho Civil war, who
died In Lugene recently, Iihs been ad
mitted to probate. The probable vnluo
of his property Is $1,000, and threo
fiftha of tho proceeds of tho sale are
bequeathed to the local post of the
Grand Army f tho Republic, tho re
mainder being divided between tho
Circloof Ladles of G. A. It. and tho
Woman' Relief corps, equally. Glbbs
had no neir relatives.
Sheepman to Meet.
Pendleton The executive committee
of the Umatilla Woolgrowers' assoc'a
tion will meet with the sheepmen who
wore rejected from tho Wenaha rt-sorvu
to discuss the question of securing per
mission to take fdieep across tho Uma
tilla Indian reservation. Tho Oregon
sheepmen feel that they havo a griev
ance becauso thu Washington men se
cured tho majority of tho grazing per
Alarmed by War Preparations, China
'Orders Foreigners Protoctod.
Pekln, March 7, Thu Chinese gov
ernment Is greatly perturbed by thu re
pot ta of anti-foreign movements printed
In the American and European paper
and particularly by Jlsp.ituhcs announc
ing prorations for n military expedi
tion In case ol need, These reports, It
la alleged, tend to embarrass tho foreign
ministers and create, strained relation
between them and thu olllclals here.
A long eilict publlshul In thuOlllclal
Gaxettu today, after referring to the
warlike reixirts, declares they are cir
culated by traitors who wish to sf pi
rate China from her friends. Thu
edict poiuis out lliu great il men It r
which confront China at present, and
the strong need for maintaining friend
ly relations with the wwcrtt. It re
proves thu Chinese student for med
dling with politic and charge tho olll
clals, high and low, thoroughly to pro
tee t the live and proKrty of foreign
ers, specifying tho missions, under pain
of the most sovore punishment.
A strong force of tho troops of Yuan
Shi Kb I has been sent to tho southern
part of tho province of Chill, where
the pooplo havo been threatening the
No More Naughty Posters.
Detroit, March 0. Sensational, vic
ious and suggestive billboard pictures
were condemned by a resolution admit.
They are each 3,000-ton steam- ed hero today at the quarterly meeting
ere, ana have a apoeu ol 14 knots. Tl e oi the board of director of tho Assc-i
Orizaba is due to arrive in Settle M y ated Bill posters & Distributer of the
20. She will leave for Nome June 1 . 1 United States and Canada. The renn.
iiuiuii niBiruuia members oi the asso-
The Saratoga will arrive July 1 a d
will go on the Voider run, and the Yu
catan ia due hero some time this fall.
Chinese Emperor Is III.
Pekln, March 10. Tho emperor of
China, Teal Tien, ii ill, Telegrams
liavo been dispatched to all the vice
roya of China, asking them to send
their beat physicians to Pekin. The
physicians at the palace here ray the
emperor's illness is serious, but not
1000, to po't such pitcurea and titles
na may be declared objectionablo.
to refuse, after tho expiration
year's contracta on August 1,
Farmers Are Not Enthusiastic.
Salem A good-roads meeting was
held at Macleay last week, but tho
meeting did not provo to bo very en
thusiastic lor tho permanent improve
ment of the highway. Tho prevailing
opinion was that the farmers cannot
stand tho expense of bringing the roads
to an easy grade and giving them a
crushed rock aurfaco.
Two-Cent Fares for Virginia.
Richmond, Va., March 0. The
Churchman bill fixing railway passen
ger rates at 2 cents per mile for 600
and 1,000 mile tickets passed the house
today, it has previously passed tho
senate and now goea to tho governor.
Fine Coal Vein Struck.
Coquille Whll workmen wore driv
ing a tunnel on the coal property of
Charles Gage, on the lower river, thoy
struck a fine vein of high grado coal.
They are driving through it to another
vein, which Is much larger and of bet
ter quality. Tho find promises to be
Last of Polk's Hops.
Indepeidence Tho last of this year'a
Independence hop crop was sold by Hill
Brothers to Charles Livealey. The lot
of 400 bales, with tho exception of 20
bales, went for 014 cents. The remain
ing 20 hales wore of the tugual variety,
and were sold for 7 cents.
Wheat Club, 07c; blucstom, 08itfc;
red, 05c; valley, 70071c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $27.50; gray,
$27; per ton.
Barley Feed, $23021 per ton; brew
ing, $24(324 60; rolled, $24025.
Buckwheat $2 25 per cental.
Hay F.aatern Oregon timothy, $130
14 per ton; valley timothy, $80;
clover, $7.6008; cheat, $007; grain
I-ruits Apples, $102.50 per box;
cranberries, ii.ou0n tu per barrel.
vegeiames Asparagus, J 1012c pur
pounu; cabbage, ic per pound; cau
liflower, $202.25 per crate; coleiy,
$4 6006; rhubaid, $2 25 pur box;
sprouts, 007c per pound; par!oy, 25c;
turnips, 000$! poreack; carrot, 050
75c per sack; beets, 85c0$l per sack.
Onions No. 1, 70076c per tuck;
No. 2, nominal.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks,
66000c p r hindrod; ordinary, nom
inal; aw oi potatoes, Z02Xc perl
Butter-Fan iy creamery, 27K30c
Eggs Oregon ranch, 16)01Oc per
Poultry Average old hens, 13014o
per pound; mixed chickens. 12J0l.'ic;
broilers, 20022c; young roosters, 120
12J4c; old roosters, 1010U;o: dressed
chickens, 14016a; turkeys, live, 100
l to; turkeys, dressed, choice, 18020c;
geeso, live, 0Oo; geese, dressed, 100
U'c; uucks, 1 001 He.
Hops Oregon, 1005, choice, 100
10);c per pound; prime, 800)0
medium, 708c; olds, 607c. -
Wool Kastern Oregon avorago bot,
100210 per pound; valley, 24020c;
mohair, choice, 30c.
Veal Dressed, 3)080 por pound.
Beef Dressed In I In, 'J H (if lio per
pound; cowa, 3J0 IJio; country ateirs,
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 8l0Oo pr
pound; ordinary, 406a; lambs, 8
Pork Dressed, 00c per pound,
Wants Same Favored Nation Treat
ment as Other Nations.
London, March 7 Communications
have paswl hctwi-ou Great Britain ami
thu United SUtei respecting tho for
mer's contention that shu should par
ticipate lit thu privileges granted to
other nations under tho DIngley act, In
return for thu reciprocal conn salon
which Great Britain has obtained on
similar representations to other coun
tries granting tho most favored nation
treatment. Great lirllain also take the
ground that, having no tariff, she, ot
all countries, should hu favorably
treated commercially. It was stilted
in thu hnuto today that negotiations on
this point had been opened with Amer
ica. This I Incorrect. Thus far only
communications havo passed.
Tho United States lis no commercial
arrangement with Great ilrltalr jis with
other countries, by which tho urnd-
dent is enabled to extend tho benefit
of certain concessions In mutters affect
ing the customs duties.
Washington, March H, On advice
that Fedeial suit was tiled In Halt lian-
cIbco today against 31 elevator concerns,
Including tlio Otis eluvator company,
on tho charge of violating thu anti
trust law, Attorney General Moody
mado thu following statement tnulghtt
Tin. If.ill...! Ulnl.,. ll ........ ... ,1...
iv w. mv. i...,i'a ..ii.iiiirjr iui nn
Northern district of California, under
Instruction from the attorney general,
IIIM In Disunited Slates Circuit court
for the Ninth district a bill ol com
plaint against tho Otis Klovator com
pany and 27 other companies and three
individuals engaged In tho elevator
business, charging them with violation
of thu Sherman anti-trust law. Tho
companies named as defendant com
prise thu principal elevator comimtilm
of thu United States, but tho operation
speciucaiiy complained of havo been
carried on mainly In California and tho
4tate and territories west of tho Rocky
"It Is charged that these, companlrn
mako and sell at lunst 80 per cent of sit
of tho elevator used In that ttrrl'iory,
and that they have entered Into n Loir'
liliiatlou among themselves to colore
and enhsnre tho p-lce at whlcl.l
vator are sold; that, In older to mvv
tun Luiiiiiiiiniiiiii riircuve, inn wilt v,i
vator company ha acquired the whnltt
or a majority Interest In thu hulursie
of all thu other ilefxndaiitu, although
said defendant aru said to bo operating
as apparently separate and Independent,
comer ns, that, when an Inquiry Is re
ceived from a customer by any of tho
defendants, It Is Immediately referred
to thu Oil Kluvator company, and, If
there la no outnlilu competition, that
company designates the concern which
Is to get thu biislnesn, fixes an excessive
and exorbitant prlco to bo chafed and
direct thu other compaulw to submit,
bids, apparently In good faith, but
higher than thu bid of the company
which ha been designated to receive-
tho contract; if outside competition
doe appear, one of thrao subsidiary
companies is directed to take thn con
tract at a loss, in order tq freeiu out.
Thu hill also alleges that there are
only three eluvator companies not In
thu combination carrying on buslmia
neat of tho Rocky mountains.
JAPANESE ARMY INTACT.
Ready to Back Mlneworkors.
Pittsburg, March 7. Roprosenta
lives of tho American Federation of
Labor In this city received notice today
that tho executlvu council had been
called to meet in Washington on Mon
day, March 10. A this Is thu day on
which tho operators will bo In session
at Indianapolis ami during thu tlmu of
tho Mlhnnorkura' convention at thu
samn pliico, it I pointed out that Sam-
tie! Gompers, president of tho Pedum
Hon, will hn ready to olvo them tho
rnual and financial atslstanco of tho
Doposlt Funds In Banks.
Washington March 7 Ritnresenln.
tlve Fowler Introduced a bill toibiy g'y
Ing authorl'y to the secretary of thn
treasury to TcpoHit public funds In Na.
tlonal hunks without requiring security
and upon which tho hunks shall pay
interest at the rato nf 2 per cent por
milium, Such dcpnlla are to ho ills
Iribnted equitably among tho banks, of
all fun U In ex era of $50,000,000,
which ammirit In to hn retained as tho
working balani-ii In tho treasury.
Still Holds Manchuria, Says Oenerat
Tsaiskou Sln, March 8, General
Llulevltrh' report regarding thn future.
of Rii'iia In the Far Fast la pesalm-
Istlo. He say thn Japanese foro In
Manchuria aru Intact and liable to open
hostllltes at any 1 1 mo. They argmv
tlitt m any breaches of faith mi the part
of tho Russian invalidate thn pearo
Ireaty and glvu thuni a right to maker
Thu general say thu disaffection In
thn army ia not serious, hut tho admin
istration is had. Hu advises that llu
Siberian railroad hu turned over to n,
private company, that the liivelh'atlon
directed against military chiefs bo
dro; ped, fiat soldiers be treat ml wl-h
liberality, and that a strong garrrlaitii
bo maintained In Manchuria.
Tim czar la said to have agreed with
thu vluns expressed by l.lnievitolw All
thu defeated general will hu given In.
oratlvo positions. In tho Amur region
thu Cossack land system will hu Intro
duced, and the laud will hu dlatrlhutid'
among tho soldier who remalno In
military service. Tim Immigration of
Russian peasants will bo assisted with
subsidies, ami thus Manchuria will bo
Russlflud. Comparison of RIvaJ Navies.
Paris, March H.-gJaftQ chamber or
deputies today Mililsfelof Marino
Thomson, supportitrMTnAval huduot.
compared thu Frciickjfaiid (erman na
vies, saying: "A tUosth tim coiiiiionI.
tion of our Bquodroanjs ot perfect,
our armament Is AuperlorSto Ger
many'. Wo havu'UOO 'htiyy, aim
medium and 78 J small, j tmvul cui.h
more than Germany.
ships will hu ready ne
a year after, us well
cruisers, torpedo boats nr
Boycott Latels for Impure Food,
Chicago, Mureii 7 V. (ommltteo
f i o-n tho Federation of Labor which
cnllid on tho s'nte puro trod cominlB-
a'oner oiiii'iunced that uiilnn'lltho
giaphera would refuse to print labels
for fool producta unlets they told tho
Justice Brown to R
Washington, March 8. -xUssnclafiv
Jiistico Henry Billings Brown, of tho
united rjtalca Huprnmu court, Intends
to retiro from tho boiioh, ami has ao
notified Presldout Roosevelt. ThuVrcs
Ident desired to appoint Senator Phi
lander C. Knox, of Pennsylvania, toi
tho vacancy, but tho lattur donllned-
. . ....-,
jutiico urown was 70 yoara old on
March 2. lie will eerve through tl
present term of court and will probably
retiro in thu fall, hi
Insuranco Bill Passed In Kentuck
Frankfort, Ky March 8.
hoiiao t'lday by unanimous voto dbb
a hi 1 providing for an annual nccou'
imr ami distribution (I pntlta ol
lifo Insuranco companies doing iKisli
in Kentucky, "
ItK I '
WS ' '