NEWS OF Tl WEEK OUT AWAY THE flED TAPE. ALLISON CELEBRATES TWO NOTABLE ANNIVERSARIES, s. IFII TUL A ATI! ft AI UAI IV I L lilft IJIILVV Purpose IH IUL.ililIU11ILlUlLL0Ul UUIIUllLili) 1 ... , -. .,,... . , , , , .-, .. I Friday, Mnrcli 23. Washington, Mnrcli 2!), Bpnonrr todny concluded It Im speech In tho ami nto nn tint rnllrond rntu Mil, nnd tliti fortifications npproprlntlnn bill was taken up nnd passed, It carries nn ap prnprlntlon ol 1125,000 (or (ho erection ( n powder manufactory, nnd Daniel npokn nl length In suport of tho pro vision Ilu doclarud tlint tho tuition was entirely nt tho mercy ol n pawdoi trust, nnd tinted thni thn ntnondmant should bo adopted aa a safeguard Ai paaao.1, tho hill carries nn Appropria tion o $5,278,00.1. Tlllmnn nlmi poo on tho railroad rnto hill, suggesting thni tho Interstate Conunorco commls nlon should hav.o authority to on Join tho railroads from increasing their rate. Hn said thn atiggoalon had been nmdo by n "com Hold Inwyor" In Ok. Inhomn. Tho following blda wore also passed! UrtntlwK rtenmboat liiBpeclora' din trlct In Alnaka; providing lor lllllng In tho naval station ut Honolulu; author Ixlng ho Chicago, Milwaukee A Ht, 1'aiiI rnllrond to construct hrldgca acrniia tho Mlaaourl, Yellowstone, rhinku nnd Coliunbln rivers. Washington, Match 2!l. The con aldurntlon of tho legislative appropria tion hill In tho houao today was enllv rued by n amall apnt between J'rlncn nnd Tawnoy, n pmpoaltlon to buy n pri vate cr for tho president, which waa ruled out of order, nod Jeering rtpeoch by Huilth, of Arlxnna, nlout tho sup pression of debate by tho rulea. An echo of thn tnthoxl controversy yesterday resulted In nn fTort to cor rect the Journal. Wllllama maintained ho waa put In tho ridiculous position of moving to Inatr'ict tho conferees alter they hnd been appointed, n mo tion clearly out of order nt that time, Tho correction waa innilo na suggested. Thursday, March 22. Waahlngton, Mnrch 22, Thn atato hood bill wna taken from tho apenkor'a tabln In tho houao today, pUcod In tho liamla of tbroo selected conferva nnd n rrqiieat inado rf tho aennto for n con ference on tho disagreeing votea of the two hotiacs. Thl a action wna not ac cotnpllahod without innny worda nnd votea. It waa developed, however, that thorn were votea enough to carry out the program of the leadera, Then fol lowed 40 minute of llery apctchca, aoine of which provoked much amusement among tho large attendance of mem ber a and tho crowded galler ra. Then came tho final voto on tho adoption of the rule, which 176 membera approved and 150 op potted, Tho legislative appropriation bill constituted tho subject for tho remain der of the day. Criticism waa made of the management of tho library of con gress, nnd Hardwlck, of Georgia, found lilmsolf oppoaed by membera of both Idea of the chamber In hla endeavor to restrict the white houao appropriation no ai to eliminate a nodal secretary for tho wife of tho prealdent. Waahlngton, March 22. Tho rail road rata hill occupied practically nil of tho tlmo of the noimtu today. Thoro worn two speeches, ono by I-oduo and tho other by Snootier. Iodg epoko In advocacy of hla amendment, looking to thn enlargement of tho Intoratnto Commerce comnilaalon, nnd in doing to replied sharply to rome recent utter nncea of Cominlaslouor I'routy. Spoon or dovotcd hla attention (o tho consti tutional powcia of tho Inferior cotirta, contending that theao coiuta could not bo destroyed nor their Jurladlutlon taken from them. Wednesday, March 21. Wnahlngton, Mnrch 21. Tho entire day In the aonnto wna devoted to tho consideration of the rnllrond rnto bill, Ctilberaan began tho proceedings by presenting an amendment prohibiting corporntlqna coming under tho opera tion of tho propoaod law from mnklng campaign contributions nnd ho waa Immediately followed by hla colleaguo lUllov, who olTerod tho auiendment ao long promlaed by him and followed thla action with n apoech In which he explained that ho would not now pro Bent tho aineiidmant but for tho fact that Dolllver hnd referred to nnd criti cised It In nn Interview. Ho Indicated noma dlaplenatiro over the interview, but exonerated Dolllver from dlacour toay In tho matter. Tho Iowa senator disavowed any Intention to rovenl n Hocret nnd thu incident wna cloaed pleasantly, i'otli llalley nnd Dolllver inndu speeches relterntlng their views nnd tlinv were followed bv nmrn or leaa Revlto Socond.Clnts Rate. Wnahlngton, Mnrch 20. Tho Iioiibo coniinlttoo on poatolllces nnd poatrouda reported tho poatolllco appropriation bill to thu house today. It provides for nn expenditure of. fl01,:)7a,848 (or the fiscal year 1007, or fl)lll,221 lees than tho modified estimates of tho Poatolllco dopartment. Thli amount exceeds tlio appropriation (or 1000 by $10,361,765. Legislation (or froelng tho mulls of hoavy matter nnd (or gaining Informa tion to reclassify mall is Inoluded in tho bill, Ono provision appropriates $10,000 to pay freight on supplies, extended remarks by Tlllmnn, Patter son, Hoybtirn nnd Knox;. llalley wai liitoriuptod In tho mlddlo of hla speech by tho announcement of his father's death, and Immediately loft the senate chamber. Washington, Mnrcli 21, Represent ntlvo Ooorgo It. l'attornon, of tho Twelfth Pennsylvania district, died aiuldenly here today. Heart failure is ascribed aa tho catiao of death. Tho houan ndjourned Immediately af ter It was called to order, out of ruapect for Mr. l'attornon. Tho statehood bill will bo taken up tomorrow. Tuesday, Mnrch 20. Washington, March 20. In leaa than 20 minutes tho aennto voted awny 1140,000,000 of thn public (uuda. Thn auin la carried by tho penalon appro priation bill, which brief document waa made tho subject of very little discus alou. The rnllrond rate bill was laid nalda for tho.dny and tho major por tion of tho tlmo waa devoted to tho ronaldnratlon of the fortification bill. In Hint connection the question of tho neceaalty for ticaconat fortifications in tho Philippines wna discussed at length, with tho result that all provla lona for audi fortifications In theao Islands waa eliminated, Tho consider ation of tho meaauro waa not concluded. There was also a brief discussion of tho power of tho conference committee to amend tho bill providing for punish ment for premature divnlgenro of gov ernment accreta ao as to rnako the In hibition extend to senators and mem bers of tho houao ol represcntatlvea, but the subject was left undlaoaod of (or tho tlmo. Waahlngton March 20. Tho- bouse of repreaontatlvna today did business with a mlcroscopo In ono hand nnd the bill making appropriations for the sal aries of ita ollliera nnd employes In tho other. The reault was that, although fM hours wero apent In reading tho legislative appropriation bill (or amendment, leaa than 25 pages wero completed, The spirit of economy In little thlnga waa all absorbing. Polnta of order wero made and many of them wete fatal to proposed Increases in tho salaries of olllcera, Janitors, doorkeep ers, intaaongera nnd laborers. A point of order which made the en gine room of tlio house cost 1270 In stead of 280 a year, as proposed, caused a constitutional debate of more than an hour on tho point as to whether tho houao could do aa it saw fit in tho matter of fixing tho salaries of Ita em ployes. Thn conclusion seemed to be that it could, and that It prescribed Its own action by its rules. However, these mint prohibited Increasing a sal ary without provision of law. Monday, March 10. Waahlngton, March 10. There were three apoechrs on tho railroad rate bill In tho senate today. McCreary, llalley and Heyburn were the oratora. Mc Creary announced hie determination to voto for tho bill whether amended or not, but said that ho would not object to a reasonable provision (or tho review of the Interatate Commerce commls- alon'a findings. llalley replied to crit icisms of his suggestion for a prohibi tion of tho stir-pension of tho commis sion's orders by courts below tho Hu prtmo court. He contended, that con gress had tho absolute power to pre scrlbo limitations (or tlio courts which It creates, and cited a largo number of decisions In support of his position. I ley burn advocated n review provision, but expressed tho opinion that, oven if It wero omitted, no person could lx de prived of his right of admission to tho courts. Washington, March 10. The houao today reached a compromise on the question of abolishing tho grado of I outonnnt general in tho army, pro viding that It shall not becomo effective until Octobor 12 next, in ordor that Goneraln Corbln nnd MacArtbur may bo promoted before their retirement. An Important bill, declared to be tho first stop toward a rcorganlxatloirof tho consular aervlco, waa passed. Tho bill Already has been acted upon by the eonate. It reclaaalfloa the Bervlce and Increases the salaries to the extent of 1170,000 a year. Silent About Bristol Waahlngton, Mnrch 10. F. J. Heney, when naked tonight about Dis trict Attorney llrlstol'a case, declined to make any atntomonts. Ho would not any whether he Intended to tnko this mnttor up with tho prealdent, or express an opinion na to what will bo done with Mr llrlatol. Meaturo Oregon Streams, Washington, March 20, Tho Goo logical Btirvoy has formed a now hydro graphic district, comprising tho states of Washington nnd Oregon, Tho bend quarters ol J. O. Btovon, bydrographer In charge, will bo nt 851 Washington etroot, Portland Mr. Stovena Is train od In engineering, nnd has hnd eovornl yonra of oxporlonco investigating tho hydrography work in tho arid stntos of tho West. Ho la well qualified (or this Important work. Tho Oregon atato Btuvoyor at present co-operates with tho government googaphlcal survey. of Dill Regulating National declamation Work. Wnahlngton, Mnrch 20. In Ha gen eral operation, tho National reclama tion Inw has proven quite as effective as Its If amors expected; Indeed, tho gen eral work of nntlonnl Irrigation la pro gressing satisfactorily. In tho admin istration of tho Iteclamatlon service, however, thoro has boon soma slight friction which ban resulted In delays that havo boon bothersome, If nothing inoro. No ono can real I re this more than tho chief of tho Iteclamatlon service, Mr. Nowoll, and the director of the Geological survey, Mr. Walcott. To obvlato these delays, tho reclamation authorities havo explained tho situa tion to tho preslden and ho baa ap proved tholr recommendations and at the Joint request of these ofllclnla a hill baa Ihjoii Introduced In congress which will, If enacted, prove of very material benefit to tho Iteclamatlon service. Moat of tho friction and delay com plained of is tho reault of red tape that exists between tho Reclamation uillce and tho Interior department proper. Their dealings nro not direct, and In tho roundabout courso they follow many delays are likely to occur. Tho hill that has boon laid before tho house by Representative Cooper docs away with Ibis red tape by providing a more direct means of communication, at the same tlmo giving tho Iteclamatlon aer vlco more leeway. Tho director of tho geological survey ia made the director of tho Reclamation service and he goes nb tail with his plans, mcroly submit ting them to the secretary (or approval and not (or revolw. Anothor Important change ia made by the bill In the matter of apportion ing and expending money (or reclama tion works. At present thla money ia entirely under the control of the secre tary. At this tlmo there Is a very strong sentiment In congress against allowing cabinet officers to handle such funds In a free manner, and tho ten dency Is to restrict lump appropriations and stipulate tho various purposes for which tlio money la to be used. The Cooper bill permlta tho Iteclamatlon aervlco to send to congreaa each year a statement of the expenditures which it proposes to make during the following 12 months, ao that congress shall spe cifically authorize the various expendi tures. Thus, while the Iteclamatlon service will retain tho right to say how the funds shall bo apportioned, their findings are always subject to the ap proval of congress. Notwithstanding this bill Is approved In ita ontirlty by Prealdnet Roosevelt and by tho houto leaders, Reprerenla tlve Mondell, of Wyoming, chairman of tho Irrigation committee, says It is (aulty and has asked permission to mako certain amendments. GREAT TRADE WITH EUROPE. Our Exports Patted the Dilllon-Dollar Mark In 1005. Washington, March 20. Europe takes two-thlida of tho exports of the Unltod States and supplies practically one-half of tho Imports, aaya a bulletin Issued by the Department of Com merce nnd Labor. Of tho 11,021,000, 000 worth of merchandise sent to Ku ropo in 1005, 1230,000,000 waa manu factures, tho other $782,000,000 worth being largely foodstuffs and mnnufac furore' material, In 1000 tho exporta to Kurope crossed tho $1,000,000,000 lino, nnd since then havo avoraged about $1,050, 000,000 por annum. In 1900 tho ox- ports to all sections ol tho world other than Kuropo wero $354,000,000 in valuo; In 1005 they wore $408,000. 000, tho growth alnco 1000 in epxorta to tho uon-Kuropean countries having been proportionately greater than to Kuropo. Prior to 1800, 'the sharo of the Im ports drawn from Kuropo avoraged about 55 por cent; in 1005, it wis 48.4 per cent. This reduction, tho bulletin says, Is apparently accounted (or by the growing demand in the United States (or tropical and subtropical pro ducts, which are supplied almost ex clusively by tho other grand divisions of tho world. Tho value of theso pro ducts into.the United States In 1005 was $508,000,000, against $303,000, 000 in 1S05. Onishad With Iron Hand. Buklium, TraiiBcnurnsIa, Mnrcli 20. The mnnnor In which Gonoral All knnhoff hns crushed tho revolution in tlufgovornmont of Kutnls by raxing towns, executing rlugleadors of tlio movement and driving sympathixors with It to the mountains, has produced such retontment that nets of terror and tho throwing of bombs at tho troops nro frequont. Genoral Allkanhofl haa proclaimed nnd Is enforcing martial law with torrlblo vigor and revolution aries and othor pesrons caught with arms are immediately shot. Pest In Eastern Persia. Askabad, Russia, Mnrch 20. News received hero from Boistan, in Eastern Persia, eays that a post is npreading, that tho populace ia becoming panlo stricken and that many persons are fleelug. Our HAPPENINGS OF TWO COFCTINENTS A Resumo of tho Lett Important but Not Lest Interesting Events of tho Past Woek. Governor Pattlaon. of Ohio, is Im proving. An alliance of IirlUIn, Franco and Russia la proposed. The (amino In Japan grows worso and disease follows hunger. Anthracite coal operators have split on tho wago ecalo to bo paid miners. Heney eays llrlatol charges are base Ices and llrlatol will retain his ofllce. Twcnty-elx minors perished in tho Century coal mine disaster In West Virginia. The Interstate Cornrnerco commission Is Investigating underbllling fraud a by shippers. It la claimed that only the details of tho Algeclraa conferenco remain to be settled. Roosevelt Is credited with solving the problem. The government has given Hermann a bill of particulars concerning the let ter hooka destroyed, but his lawyers continuo to delay the trial. Attorney General Hadloy, of Mia sourl,haa called a truco on Rockefeller while tho latter may vlait hla new grandson. Hadley says ho can get all the evldenco ho needs without John D. anyway. Tho German army Is reported ready (or war. Russia Is on tho eve of- another rebol outbreak. Tho condition of Governor Pnttlson, of .Ohio, Is grave. A tnowellde killed air miners near Granite, Colorado. Roosevelt has proposed a compromise in tho Moroccan quostion which does not please France. James A. Feo may bo appointed Unltod States district attorney (or Ore gon If Bristol loses out. The conferonco between miners and operators of tho anthraclto coal diatrlct has (ailed to reach a wage agreement. It Is now generally admitted that be tween 40 and 60 persons lost their lives In the recent Denver & Rio Grand wreck in Colorado. The aldowheel steamer Olympian, which waa being towed from San Fran cisco to New York, was wrcckod In tho Straits of Magellan. Latest rf ports Bay nearly 2,000 wore killed and 0,500 Injured by the earth quake in Formosa. All survirovrs nro in a state of extreme destitution. An explosion in a coal mine near Fairmont, W. Va., Is known to have killed 15 miners and Injnrod 25 others. From 25 to 75 are missing and tholr fate Is unknown. Ex-Ghiof Engineer Wallace favors a sealove) canal. Nineteen llvoalwere lost in a storm on tho Gull of Mexico. A compromise at the Moroccan con ferenco is uow promised. Daring robbers have taken $432,500 from a Moscow, Russia, bank. Tho prico of bottles is to bo Increased 5 por cent by tho manufacturers. Jerome eays giving Insurance money to campaign committees is not larceny. Several shipwrecks have resulted from the recent storm on tho Atlantic coaat. Attending phyalciaus now believe John D. Spreckles has a chance of re covering. Total collections in the United Statea from all sources (or tho relief of starv ing Japanese now reaches $120,000. Objection to the appointmont of W. R. Hoggatt ns governor of Alaska may result in tho selection of somo one olso. Bellamy Storor, recenlty recalled nmbassador to Austria, la said to havo greatly offended tho Jows whilo In VI ouna, John 1). Rockefeller Is on the yorgo of Insanity from worry. Thla 1b caused by tho sickness of his daughter nnd brother and tho continual dodging of process servers. Tho forty-fifth annual convention of tho National Educational association will bo held in San Francisco July 7 to 14. Itallroada havo granted special round trip rates (roni all parts of the United States. Thoso attending from the East havo also boon given the priv ilege o( going by way of Pottland one way wlht atopover permits.'' Witte will soon resign aa premier of Russia, In a Condensed Form for Busy Readers. BRNATOR WILLIAM 11. ALLISON. Senntor William Hoyd Alllaon of Iown, who tho other day celebrated hla rerenty-Rcvcnth birthday, and tho day following celebrated the thirty-sixth nnnlvcmnry of hla entrance Into tho Senate, hns nerved In that body a longer rierlod than any other monitor now on tlio rolla. He took his seat March 4, 1873, nnd alnco then hns been re-elected flvo times. Reforo entering tho Sen ate Mr. Alllaon ferved four terras In tho House. Ho was born nt Terry, Ohio, Mnrch 2, 1820, nnd wna educated In tho Western Reservo College. Subaequcnt ly ho atudled Inw, and practiced nt tho Ohio bar until 1837, when he mored to Iown. In 18CX) bo wna delcgato to the convention nt Chicago that nom inated Lincoln, nnd In recent years alwnya has figured as a candidate for tho presidency. Mr. Alllnon baa lived In Dubuquo nearly fifty years. fopuIzjjSfeienc A now typo of bullet, known as the "D," Is being served to the French In fnntry. Thla projectile- consists of a clgnr-ahtiped cylinder of bronze. Instead of leud, and la cased with nickel. On Mug II rod It revolves nt tho rato of 3,000 turns a second during Its flight. As 600 yards It will jwuctrate tho equivalent bulk and resistance of alx men, standing ono behind the other. toss of Bleep proves to be tho curi ous effect that tuny limit man's mountain-climbing. Dr. Uullock Workman mentions that In his camp 'in tho Him nlrtyna at 10,353 feet, members of his party wero kept nwako by lack of breath, and on dozing off would sud denly awako gaaplng. Ho concludes that Inability to sleep may Itself be sufllclcut to keep climbers from going beyond twenty-three . to twenty-flvo thousand feet. On tho npex of tho Prince of Wales' crown, which ho wears on spedal occa sions, la a curious feather, or, rather, n tuft of perhvak feathers, tho top of which Is adorned with a gold thread. This feather Is said to be worth 10, 000, nnd hns tho distinction of being tbo only ono of Its kind in tho world. It took twenty years to procure It, nnd It caused the death of more than n doz en hunters. Tho reason tho pursuit of tbo iHThvnk Is so duugerous Is because It Inhabits tho jungles and other haunts of tigers. Drafts over deep wells nro usually duo to changes of teniiwnturo or bnr ometrlc pressure, nlr being forced In ns tho pressure rises and drawn out when the barometer Is falling. Hut two wells In thu Vlcksburg Jackson limestone of fouthoru Georgia havo shown tho strange phenomenon of n continuous In draft. This has Ixvu Investigated by S. W. McCtilllc, who has found n rapid subterranean stream at a depth of about 120 feet, nnd It Is supposed that tbo nlr Is sucked In by frlctlou nnd car ried nlong until tho water rises as a largo sprlug. East of tho Missouri Rlrcr lu South Dakota more than 1,000 artesian wells now exist, drawing their water from tho supply carried by the underlying sandstone formation, and supposed to como from tho Ulack Hills nnd tho Rocky Mountains Theso wells, used mainly for Irrigating purposes, nro como from tho Hack Hills and tho pressure of wutcr In tho enstem part of tho Stnto Is sutllclciit to glvo n sur face How, except on tho highest lauds. Ono well nt Springfield yields 3,202 gal lons per minute, mid furnishes power for n Hour mill by day and for nn electric light plant by night Tho dovolopmout of this source of water supply Is still going forward. Tho French chemist, Molssnn, re ports that lu tho electric furnace gold bolls freely at a temperature of 2,400 degrees ccntlgrndo. In two or thrco minutes from 100 to ICO grams of gold pass Into tho etato of vapor. In con flensing upon a cold body, this golden vnpor forms filiform masses and cubic crystals. At Its temperature of .ebulli tion gold dissolves a Uttlo carbon, which, at tho moment of resolldlflca tlon. Is deposited In tho form of graph ite. In nn nlloy of gold nnd copper, copper distils first In an nlloy of gold nnd tin, tho tin distils moro abundant ly than tho gold, and when a largo quantity of theso mixed vapors Is tak en, tbo tin burns on contact with the oxygen of tho nlr, forming oxld of tin, colored purple by a flno dust of con densed gold. This Is an unexpected method of preparing tbo color knows as "purple of Casslus." CITY MAN IN THE COUNTRY. Shorra larnornnre When He Call Yoanar Ctt! "Ball Heifer." Lcnnlo Mcrrll, a popular 'guldo at Bclgrado lakes. Is responsible for tba following ono on ns "city folks:" "Of course, wo know that you dry. folks havo lots of chances to laugh at us baysceders, but once In a whllo the laugh Is on our sldo. I never waa so tickled In my life us I was last sum mer when I wag guiding Mr. L., from Now York. He Is as much as CO years old and a mighty smart man, too, every other way, but ho was Just scalrtr to death of cattle. "Well, ono day when wo were fly fishing for bass ho wanted to go ashore, so I rowed him up and ho went off Into tho woods. Pretty soon ha camo tearing down to tho boat a-holler-lug for help at the top of his voice, so you would havo thought there was a big she bear after him, and I Jumped up and asked him what was tho trou ble, no said: " There's a lot of cattle coming thla way.' "I knew It was n parcel of young stock, so I says to him: "'Vou needn't bo scared of them J they're nothing but a lot of heifers.' "And what do you suppose he up and soldi I thought I should die. Ho says to me, und this Is tho Lord's truth : "'How do you know they ain't bull heifers?" Boston Herald. Looked After lite l'alate. A gambler borrowed a sum of money from a money leader, and, tho note falling due, ho called upou the broker and told him he could not pay at that time. Tho money lender becaino great ly excited. "I want the money. It la due. Vou must pay It" Tbo gnmbler pulled his pistol out pointed It nt th head of the money lender and said: "Eat thnt noto or I will blow tho top of your head off." Tho money lender looked at the pis tol, then nt tbo noto and decided that It would bo wise to eat tho note, which ho did. A few days ufter the gambler called nnd paid tho valuo of tho uoto, much to tho delight of tho money lend er, who said: "My friend, you are a, good man nnd when you need any moro money come lu nnd I will lot you havo It" Somo tlmo later tho garublor nppllod for another loan, which tho money leader was very willing to advance. The gambler sat down to wrlto out a note, when tho money lender called out: "Walt n minute, toy friend. Would you mind writing out that not on a soda cracker!" Argonaut Perhaps the longovlty of most act ors may bo duo, touenforced alklw as a means of oxcrclia.