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Witness to Give Details of Brlb
cry of Railroad Men.
MAY TRY MANAGER FOR PERJURY
Testified Before Interstate Ooniniorco
Commission That Money Wu Not
Bciug Used to Bribo Railroads.
Chicago, May 10. The government
fans n rod In plcklo for tho Stamford
Olt Company, when tho Investigation
into rebate And other method is tak
en up hero tomorrow by tho interstnto
commerce commission. It was learned
tonight that a wltnesu had ben secured
who la In n position to tell, giving all
necessary data, dates, amounts, etc., of
how tho Stnndard Oil Company ongaged
in wholcsalo bribery of railroad cm
ployca in order to crush out tho Indo
pondonts. This mnn Trns employed by
Mnnngcr Mayer, of Kansas City, who
has chargo of tho tremendous dUtribut
ing stations in Kansas and Missouri.
It is said ho was entrusted vrith tho
work of buying up information from
railroad employes, who told of orders ro
ceived by independents, of their plans
for shipments in advance and various
other details, so that tho Standard Com.
pany was in n position nt any moment
to tako such steps as wero necessary to
crush or hopelessly cripplo its small ad
versary. Tho namo of this highly important
witness is closely guarded, but it is said
his testimony will orento a tremendous
sensation and bring before tho federal
grand jury n largo number of western
railroad men who hnvo been in tho
secret employ of tho Standard.
Mr. Mayer, it is nlso intimated, Is
open to prosecution for perjury, as ho
swore bofero tho interstate commcreo
commission, when it sat at Kansatt City,
that ho had never given any of his
ngents money to bo used in brlblm? rail.
ronu or otuor men. The testimony will
show, it is said, that the railroad spies
wcro on the secret Standard Oil pay
roll at from $10 to $30 n month, depend
ing upon how much information they
Elect or Russian Pooplo Assemble In
St. Petersburg, May 11. Without n
inglo hitch and with only n minor in
cident to mar tho mcinorahlo day, tho
Russian parliament was Inaugurated
yesterday. The ernperor'a message In
reality was less a throne speech than a
greeting, and required onlv three min
utes for its delivery. Emperor Nicho
las read slowly. Tho admlrabto and
oven cordial tune of tho sovereign In ro
uowing his pledges, and asking tho co
operation of parliament for tho regc n
oration of tho country was only nega
Courtiers and spectators other than
members of the national parliament led
tho cheering, but tho members were
ominously silent. What rankled most
wa the failure of tho emperor to men
tion itmnraty. and later, when the
members assembled In the Taurlde pal
ace, away from the spoil of tho throne
room, many of them wero with ilifli-
culty restrained from precipitating
matters by offering resolutions on tho
subject. Tho Constitutional Democra
tic leaders, however, who dominated
everything, wero anxious not to weaken
tho reply which the lower house will
prepare to the speech from tho throne,
in which issue with tho crown will be
joined, and succeeded in staving off
Dy the irony of fate, Ivan Fetrunko
vltch, whose first mention of the word
constitution IS years ago was dismissed
by Emperor Nicholas II as "a foolish
dream," today stood In the front rank
of the members of the repreeentativo
chamber, while Emperor Nicholas put
his official seal upon the Russian parliament.
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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
ASSESSMENT TO BE COLLECTED.
Klamath Water-Users' Association Will
Assert Its Corporate Power.
Klamath Fall. Directors of thn
Klamath Wntcr-Usora' Association nt
n receut mooting lnstruotod their at
torney to proceed to enforco tho collec
tion of tho assessment from tho delin
quent members, after giving reasonable
notice thnt sucii notion would bo tnkou
if payments wero not mndo nt once.
About 120 oMhe 020 members are de
linquent, averaging about $7 for each
stockholder thu derelict, nud tho asso
ciation will now assort its corporate
Hooks or tho association closed slnco
Jauuary 1 havo boon reoponed for sub
scriptions, but landowners will here
after bo obliged to pay an enrollment
feo or iiennlty of SO cents nn ncro in
order to become stockholders.
Land Office Collections.
Salem. Secretary Drowu, of tho state
land board, litis turned over to tho atato
treasury cash received in his oflUe for
tho month of April ns follows: Com
mon scheol fund principal, payments on
certificates and cash sales, $23,407.01;
common school fund principal, payments
on sales of lands acquired by deed or 'allotted.
foreclosure, si'Oi ; common scnool iumljth.it In allotment of rnngo
Oregon Men Not Batlaflod With Allot-
mout of wenaha llosorvo.
Pendleton. Shccmnen of Umatilla
county hnvo mndo vigorous protest
against tho notion of forest reserve oftl
oliils nt Wnlla Walla in standing by tho
allotment recently umdo of tho range in
Wonahn reserve, A remonstrance from
Umatilla county has been tiled with
I). II. Shelter, forest reserve superin
tendent nt Walla Wnlla.
Fact nud figures nro given In iup
port of tho contention of Oregon stock
num. Tbeio in substance nro ns fol
lows: Of tho totnl laud In tho reserve,
700,000 ncres, more thnu half lies In
Oregon. Only 30,307 Oregon sheep wcro
nduuttcd to the reserve, whorcn 123,000
Washington sheep wero allowed. To ami
insult to Injury, 08,101) of tho Washing
ton sheep wero allotted to range in this
state. No Oregon sheep wero allotted
rnngo in Washington. In tenting the
number to be allowed In tho I'cscrvc the
Oregon men wcro cut down 00 iter cent,
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nuiu- uiu t nnuniKiun nicu wvro niiowou
prnctlcnlly nil they nuked.
It is held by tho Oregon stockmen
that forest reserve rule wero violated
by tho manner in which the reserve wa
Tho rules ipcclllcnlly provide
LOOT BELIEF UA1U1.
GIVES MANY BRIBES
80LD SECRETS TO AMERICA.
Two Germans Sentenced for Treason to
Leipsie, Germany, May 10. Beforo
tho imperial supremo court hero today
Otto Senftcnlebcn, nn ex-clcrk in one
of tbo government departments in Ber
lin, and Konrad, a mechanic, were found
guilty of treason in selling to represen
tatives of tho American legation at
Brussels' a submarino mine with an
choring apparatus and drawings belong
ing to them.
The prisoners wcro also charged with
selling similar drawings to Russia, and
with having constructed a mino in Brus
sels, which wns bought from them
through a French intermediary.
Senftenlebon was sentenced to four
nnd Konrad to three years at penal
servitude and fivo years' loss of civil
rights and to polieo supervision. Auekc,
a commercial traveler, was aequittod.
Needs 1100.000 of
San Francisco, May 10. Considerable
damago was done by the eartbquako to
vessels' on the ways or in course of con
struction at tho Union Iron Works.
Besides tbo freighters Mexican and
Columbia, being built for tbo Hawaiian
American Steamship Company, which
were damaged about 115,000 each, tho
Columbia, which has been long on the
Portland run, and the City of Puebla, a
Senttlo boat, were damaged.
ine uamage to the Columbia will be
$100,000. The boat is now submerged,
having sunk with the dock on which it
rosted. Tho City of Puebla wa less
soriously damaged; $15,000 will cover
Inner Workings of Standard Oil Made
Public by Former Employe.
Chicago, May 11. Corruption of
railroad employes and agents of inde
pendent oil companies, dishonest meth
ods of procuring land ltaiee, tho giving
of short measure, the selling of three
different kinds of oil out of tho rnmo
tank and misreprceentatlons as to the
quality of oil sold, wero charged again-t
tho Standardl Oil company at today's
hearing before tho Interstate Commorce
commission. Incidentally, it was
charged that the Flsco road gives a
rate of 2 cents a hundred pounds to the
Standard Oil company when it charges
competitors of that corporation 10 times
aa much for tho same haul.
The inqniry was held under an order
of congress and this session held here
today was along the same lines as that
held some time ago in Kansas Citr.
The principal witnese today wero K.
M. Wilhoit, of Springfield, Mo., form
erly for ten years agent nt tho Standard
Oil company at Topeka. bnt now an In
dependent operator; II. C. Deran, of
rremont. O.; E. P. Ripley, president
of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
road, and M. Maxon, a former agent of
the Standard Oil in Illinois.
Interest, payments on certificates. Istockmrn of the state In which tho re
$3,033.S7; common school fund interest, norvo is located shall bo given prefer
rents and payments on sales of land enee.
quired by deed or foreclosure. 184.55; Accompanying tho general remon
Tleultural collego fund principal, pay ,,, 'w.. m,iir .
ment on certificates and cash sales. .i,,,.,,,,,,,.,, nt i),t. ,., ..mi... ..
$1,379.25; agricultural collego fund lncaimi to land In tho reserve allotted
l" ..'.'..... v wihummt, -.ij to Washington men.
Fire Risk Increase at Eugene.
Eugene. Several months ngo a repre
sentative of tho board of tiro underwrit
ers of tho Pacific visited Eugeno and
announced that nearly nil the business
nouses or tho city wero improperly
JOHN DAY PROarERS.
People Flocking to That Section from
All Farts of Northwest.
linker City Many people from over
tho Northwest arn iWWIm- lhrniu.li link.
wired, and were not up to tho standard er City on their way into tho John Dav
set by tho code. Effort was made by country to take up timber claims. A
owners of buildings to havo defective few days ago a party of Idaho inniple
wiring made right, whllo others dlsro- ( went to Humpter en route to tho timber
garded tho notice. Now eomoa tho In-, Ml, and another party went from this
formation to firo insurance ngents of place.
this city that insuraneo rates havo been j For the past threo months timber
ndvaneed on account of defective wir- seekers havo come from Western Ore
ing. Tho average increaso is 00 cents gon, Washington and Idaho, and much
per $100. The nnnouncoment has ereat-1 valuable timber land has been lmuitn.1.
ed n stir among property holdors, nnd Last weok two parties, one of eight
steps will bo taken to secure better and one of fivo people, went out. Theo
Toughs Break Opou ou Docks and Take
Much of Contents,
Ouklnud, Oil., Mny D.A now nud
heretofore unsuspected loophole for
wholesale graftlug of supplies Intended
for relief work wii this morning lis
closed by Colonel Minis, of tho Quarter
muster's Department, who ha been su
perintending thu distribution of food
stuff. Somewhere between people who
loud car of stuff nt outside olnt mid
disputch them to Han lVnneiseo ami thu
nutnorltle who should receive them,
wholenuln looting tin been done.
Olouel Man states that hn has re
ceived bill of hiding for car uf stuff
which ho ha found on openlug to be
entirely empty, '.'hi Information ha
Imh'ii laid before IkjIIi tho civil nud mil
itary nuthoritlo, nud au effort will bs
uindo to loeato tho looter nud confis
cate their HI gotteu good.
Thorn i no thought In tho mind of
the uuthorltte now thnt the thefts have
Ihm'u by rrxq-nusildn parties, but simply
I iv rMiliin uf tho many gang of tough
which havo their headquarter ou the
Mater rront. it I lielloved that them
people havo broken Into the oar on tho
dock whllo lit transit across tho bay.
A thorough search of their camp will
be made, and It I expected n great
amount of stolen property will bo un
covered. (lenernl (lreely feol that thn food
situation I rapidly lieooming better.
The kitchen system will bo given a
trial, nnd Major Feblger Is superin
tending tho establishment of five head
quarter In various pnrt uf thn city,
whern cooked food will 1m distributed,
rather than tho customary bread and
Thn net 1 gradually being drawn
tighter to decrease thn number of free
inters. All npidirant for ration are
now challcn(rd and thn eases of all
suspicion character thoroughly inve-
ligairti. .Men earning wage aro rn
fiisml freo supplies and fren weal tick
THREE MORE ARREHTED.
YEARS TO REBUILD
Moru Hopeful Estimates Made to
Keep Up Cuurayc.
LOSS WILL REACH $400,000,000
PUT OVER HEAD OF HART.
China Appoints New Officials to Man
' age Custom Service.
Pekin. Mav 11. An imnerlal edict
which may radically .fleet the statu, c f SSS! Or'amle" "tiPo".'
Examinations for Forest Service.
Koseburg Examinations will be held
at Itoscburg, Ore., May 1-i, for tho posi
tion of forest ranger. Aspirants for
(Kwitlons who have not filed applica
tions for examination with the United
States commission nt Washington should
fllo nt onco with S. C. Bartrum, forest
supervisor at Roseburg, from whom ap
plication blanks may bo secured. The
positions aro under civil service Ex
amination will bo along practical lines
relating to forest patrol. Men between
21 and 40, of sound bodily condition, are
eligible. Civil service examinations for
tbo position of foroat supervisor will bo
held in Portland. Astoria. Baker City
ami r.ugoue, juay J 8.
Salmon in Grand Sonde,
La Grnndo. Superintendent Allen, of
the wanowa salmon batcbory, was In
La Grande recently, nnd stated that tho
hatchery released a fow days aco
1,000,000 try and nbout tho same amount
will bo ready to bo released within a
short time. Operations nt the Wallowa
hatchery no far aro considered satisfac
tory. Salmon hnvo commenced jumping
Works for Philippines.
Washington, May 10 Soaretary Taft
by n porsunnl onuvass of tho sennta in.
day endeavored to rovlvo sontiment in
favor of Philippine tariff legislation nt
i no prosoni session or congress. Jlo mado
nrgumonts in favor of a roduction of
schedules on sugar, tobacco and rico to
60 per cent of tho Dingloy rates. Tho
mensuro loft slcoplng in the sonnto Phil
ippine eommltteo provides for a reduc
tion on tboso articles to 25 per cent of
oxisting schedules. Ho was willing to
go furthor nnd to eliminate tho nrono.
aition for eventual frco trado with the
Sir Robert Hart, director general of the
Chinese cuttoma and the customs estab
lishment, was published today, as fol
lows: "Tieh Liang, president of tho board
of revenue, ia hereby appointed super
intendent of customs affair. Tang
Shso, Junior vice president of the For
eign board, is appointed associate min
ister of Customs affairs. AU Chinese
and foreigners employed in the various
customs are placed under their control."
Both these offices are new creations
In the customs service. Hitherto the
customs havo been nominally under the
direction of tho Foreign board, but
practically Sir Robert Hart has exer
cised absolute control.
Tho diplomats hero are unwilling to
comment on the edict until its inten
tions and full force are apparent. If it
means a step toward active Chinese
management of the customs, the foreign
government are expected to resist it.
which in tho early history of tho valley
enruo up tho rivor in abundnnco, hnvo
for tbo past numbor of years nlmost
entirely disappeared. It is now hoped
that tho bntehsry will bo the means of
restocking tbo river.
Improvo Orchard Tract.
La Grnndo, The Rod Applo Orchard
Company, which owns a large tract
about threo miles north of town in the
foothills, is planning oxtenslvo improve
ments. About soventy-flvo acres will
no cieareu ami the ground put In con
dltinn for tbo planting of apples. Thero
I already a largo nron of growing trees,
including fifteen ncres of IS-yenrold np
plo trees and forty-five acres of 2-year-old
trees. There aro five or six springs
locoieu on ims iraei, nnu it is tho in
tention of the company to cnlnrce some
of them, forming n lako, which will bo
siockou with llih.
Discredited In Washington.
Washington, May 10, At the war do
partment it was stated today that noth
ing was known of tho reportod surrep
titious purchase nt Brussels of plans for
n mibmnrino mino. Attention was also
called to tho fact that tbero is nn mill-
London Companies' Instructions.
London, May 11. At a meeting to
day of managers of insurance companies
here involved in the San Francirco die
aster, it was voted to telegraph the fol
lowing Instructions to tho companels'
representatives at San Francisco: "We
desire a-commlttee to act with Ameri
can companies in adjusting losses in
strict conformity with each company's
separate policy conditions, acting on
legal and expert advice, referring home
disputed cases which involve import
ant principles and doubtful to legal
Will Make Jefferson Status.
Washington, May 11. Secretary
Root announced today that Augustus
ISt. Gaudens had been secured as scalp
tarv nttacho to tho American Icjratlon nt tor for the proposed Thomas Jefferson
Brussels. I monument to bo erected lu Washington, large.
Scouring Mills Resume.
Pendleton. After bolnir shut down
sineo last October tho Pendleton scour
ing mills will resumo operations Mny 14.
The mills aro now being given a thor
ough overhauling and will be placed in
first-class condition by that time. W.
M. McDonald, of Boston, has arrived to
take charge as superintendent.
Plant Big Orchard.
Ln Grando W. Lyman and L. Old
onburg havo finished planting an applo
orchard of ninoty-flvo ncres near Im-
blor. Thero aro 4,500 trees of threo
varieties, including 2,500 Homo Beau
ties, 1,000 Oanos nnd 1,000 York Im
perials. Tho halanco of tho tract, about
sixty acres, was planted in potatoes.
Expect Heavy Fruit Crop,
La Grande. Grando Hondo Growers
report tho fruit prospects flattering for
ims season, it is oxpcciou thnt tho crop
will bo twieo as larco as any nrevlous
year, and thnt tbero will be at least 000
carloads shipped from this valloy. The
apple and cherry yields will bo vory
woro Idnho people, who wnro ovldentlv
satisfied with their locations, as tho
last iwrty which passed through hero
wan comitoscd of friends of the former
company. All aro from Gcnoscc, Idaho.
July Fourth at Chautauqua.
Oregon City. At a meotlng hero of
tho board of directors of the Willamette
Valley Chautauqua Association it was
decided to hold sultablo exercises at
Gladatono Park, July 4 next, in ccle-
hrntion or Independence Day. The
ground will bo thrown onon to eamrv.
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era uuiy , oigm uay pororo tbo con
vening of tbo Chautauqua. No step
have been taken by tho people of Ore
gon City towards celebrating this anni
versary, and all will probably unite In
tbo celebration that is planned by the
Wheat Clnb, 71Q72e; blueatem,
7273c; rtd, 00370c; valley, 70c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, 127.60(328;
gray, 27 per ton.
Barley Feed, 23 6024 per ton;
hrenlng, 242I.00; rolled, $24.60
Hay Valley tlmolhy,12Q13 ; clover,
7.60B8; cheat, 67; grain hay, 7
Q8; alfalfa, 112.
Fruits Apples, $203.00 per box;
straw berries, $1 2 1.05 per orate;
Oregon, 20c per pound.
Vegetables Asparagus, 76cQ$I.25
per box; cabbage. $2 85(23.00 nor
hundred; canllflower. $2 25 par orate:
celery, 15 00 per crate; head Jettuco,
25c per doien; onions. lOfilSc nor
Another lUg Among Oshkosh Lumber
men for Fraud In Oregon.
wsiiKtwii, M., .May v. Three more
VIiihi1h lumbermen have Ihhh survitd
with warrant ekargln.' them with com
lieity in Oregon tlttilwr land fraud,
tho warrants Ix-lag isud nn Indict
meat formulated by n Federal grand
jury sitting In Portland during April.
The last wen to m nerved wi-r Jorpk
Hark, John ('. Black 'and August An
dertwin, nil of Hhnwiw. rfigkt Wiscon
sin men am now under arrest a the
rerfult of Federal capias issued at
Portland. Thn Hhawno men were ex
peeling thn Indirtinents. and accented
servleo throucli telr attorney, if. J.
Wallrleb, who furnished ball for thidr
apjMarnnen with the Oshkosh men be
lore Federal Court Commissioner Me
Donald In this city Frldny.
In thn Indictment ft I ehnrged thnt
the Black and Anderson conspired with
Sumner A. Parker, of Ashlnnd, Or., to
obtain land by means of proving up on
false statement of alleged rmtlter In
the Lakcvlow district, ami that these
land were obtained for thn Oshknsh
Land A. Lnmlter Compuny. of which the
usnaosn iieienuani wero mem Per.
8TEVED0RE8 GO ON STRIKE.
doxen; radlsher, 20c per dosen;
rnnuaru, amc per pound; spinach,
00 per box; parsley, 26c; turnips, $
1.26 per sark; carrots, 66Q76c per
sack; beets, 86c 3 fl per sack.
Onions No. 1, 3c per pound.
Potatoes Fancy graded huihanks,
0070fi per hundred; ordinary. 60CJ
00c; new California, 4c per pound.
Butter Fancy creamery. 7U,(ii20c
K Oregon ranch. 18a 18 Ue ner
ronltry Average old hens. 14(15c
per pound; mixed clilckens, lSXQUc;
broiler. 20Q22c; young roosters,
12j313o; old roosters, ll12jo;
dressed chickens, 1618Ko; turkeys,
live, 17f18c; turkeys, dreised, choice,
20ffl23c; geose, live, lOOllo; geese,
dressed, lOQllc; ducks, 17Q18c.
Hops Oregon, 1006, 1212Kc
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
lfl21c; valley, 24Q20c per pound;
moimir, cnoice, I'afauc.
Veal Dreaiod, 337p per pound.
Beef Droasod hulls, 3o pir pound:
cows, 4K5)c; country steers, 6Q0c.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 8(38Jcper
pound; ordinary, BQOoj lambs, with
pelt on, OrjlOc.
Fork Dressed, 7(98io per pound.
Paid rull Wages, They Refuse to Bottlo
for Their Meals.
Oakland, Cnl., May 0. A situation
humorous and norlou at once wa ere
nted todny by n gronp of some 60 steve
dore who wero at work on tho Folsnm
street dock unhiding Government relief
supplies. While other wen are donat
ing their service nnd sacrificing their
Irtwlnesse to aid In tho rellof work,
tlinse son of toll have been receiving n
bright half dollar for each hour of work
they hnvo done.
Now, when tho Government effielnl
Bk thesn men to p;- JO cents for the
three mnal they enl oaeh day on the
transport Crook, the lattorer are. In-
rented and withdraw their service. In
a word, the stevedore havo ueen iwild
tho Mine wage m they received Wore
tho fire, ho say the Government ofllelol,
and they strika when asked to pay for
their meola a mero fraction of what it
would -ot them at other Place.
Tho work of unloading is a a consn
quenro at n standstill, but if tha strife.
er do not return, men from tho refugee
enmj will bo Impressed Into aorvKe.
Enthusiastic Talk of New City Ne.
Summor ?uro to Cause Heart
ache In Fuluro,
Hu Francisco, May 12. Threo weeks
alter the great disaster nun Is able U
view the situation ralmly and to em,
pute with fair accuracy thn loss uffr
rd by Han Francisco from lire. Htrntiga
to relate, the eltlimi of Han Francisco
tor the most part do nut appreciate the
extent of thn disaster. Bober Judgment
ha been for the time txmfused by tha
extravagant recital of plan for rebuild
Ing. Of course the city will bo rmm
slrticted as spct-dlly as Kislb!e, but a
best It Is a quvstloii of year. The en
thuslaallc claim that next summer nil I
see a new Halt Francisco. Till Is the
talk which hai bronulit elation for the
moment and menus heartache for the
future. Five years will not see I'm
city rrstorrd, ami ten Is cortalnl; a
The spirit of the HMipln must ho krpl
tip ami this perhaps Is adequate eicmo
fur the rather visionary tale which fill
thn public print. Thu truth Is sulll
elent to crush thn wrak ami to brli g
dismay to the strong.
Thn city I without money, Ortat
fortunes have Item aaept away. land
ed estates are Mithout reveunn. Tin
wheel of tHMimieree move rliwand
halting. Thousand have toeii throw n
from rmpmrmniil. Htlll, thn spirit I
hern. It I this which must win thn
triumph. And It will w.n.
The lew occasioned by (Ire and earth
quakn will rirrcil 10(1, 000. 000. No
disaster In history approach! this.
Thn total lot In Chicago In 1H7I waa
1100,000,000. Han Francisco will rol
led In Insurance almut $100,000,000.
The city will therefore Im out of pocket
some 300,000,0m. This mean an
average of more than 0UO for every
man, woman and child In Han Francis
ro. How ran the city spring at onrn
Into being under till enormous burden''
It mutt pledge It future for the neces
sities of the preient.
CITIZENS IN MISERABLE PLIQHT.
LESSONS Or TIIE DISASTER.
Merita of Steel and Worthlessnes or
Qranlte, Says Metcalf.
Washington, May P. Secretary Met
calf returned to Washington today from
San FrnrieiKeo. In diuslng the situ
ation today with n representative of
tho Associated Press, Mr. Motoalf said
the destruction of Ban Francisco mid
inner i niiiornm chip nml towns fur
nlshed tho best object losson to archi
tect nnd builder in this country nnd
in tho World. It wnK nrnvnn uin.ln.
jlvoly, ho said, that steel structures had
nest wiwisiooti tno shock nnd fire, nnd
thnt granite, under lntensn hnnt .
Another point which Impressed him
considerably waa tho fact thnt tho sit
uation dlaelosed n less proportion of
poor persons in Ran FrnnoWo than gen
erally nnu ncen supposed. It wns found
that thoro wns on deposit on tho dny
2;t'l!!.-5,l,l,ll,lr ,n wvlngs bank over
1 1 05,000.000. or nn avemi-n nf innnn ..a.
capita for ovory citizen of tho city.
Vesuvius Breaks Out Again.
Naples, Mny 0. Vesuvius I again
showing consldcrnblo activity. Today a
denso column of smnko Is arising from
tho crnter and spreading like nn um
brella, necompnnlod by loud detona
tions nnd clectricnl discharges which
nro especially notlcenblo from Reslnn.
Tho main crater is discharging sand nnd
General Greelay Says Everyone Keeps
Up Couras, Remarkably.
Washington, May 12. The War d
partment received the following tele
gram over nlitht from General Greeley,
dated Presidio, Han Franclioo, May II
"Whllo conditions Improve slightly,
thn miserable situation mny bo Indicat
ed by the statement that all the food
lor 300,000 people in Ban Francisco Is
yet necessarily cooked on the public
streets. Tho courage of every one con
tinues wonderfully. Neither drunken
ness nor disorder anywhere, except
from adjacent towns occasionally.
Mayor rklimllx Is still advereoto oloed
saloons, which have been constantly
urgwl by me.
"The Red Cross flnanro com mil tee,
Br, Bovine and myself rnnrnrrlng, will
Issue freo food nftrr Saturday next onlv
on alternate day, except In ramp un
der strict military control. Red Crora-
agents nro to be present on alternate
days of iioniisun ui provide for excep
tional case ol need that may arise.
"The average Irsuo In Han Franrlrco,
Oakland, etc, still cxceidi 250,000 a
day. A ponllilo method by question
ing, exclusion ami otherwise Is being
made to reduce dm food issue. Of
course, extreme dcatltullon and much
suffering occur on thu part of tunny
people who resort to charity only In ex
treme cases. Altogether I am encour-Ke-I.
"Ma)orGoneral Commanding." J
London, May 12, On tho rrsump.
Won of the debate on the education bill
In the House of Commons today, John
Redmond, the Irish leader, In behalf ol
the Irish Nationalists, protested syulntt
the systMii of education which waa bo
Ing forced on the Catholic, minority
and which violated their conscience.
Ireland, he added, had always been de
nominational In principle, believing
that religion waa tho most necessary
part of the education of children. Tho
hill was pas.nl on Its second reading by
ft voto of 410 to 214,
Relief Funds Exceed gG.OOO.OOO.
i ban I'rancitCo.lMny la. Tiu iluanto
ccmmltteo today reported relief sub
wrrlptlons as followsiSf Actually prom-
inu, o,uu.u; unconfirmed prom
laed, 31O,760;Jotal, $5.318.401. TL!
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