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MOB ATTACKS JEWS
Soldiers Come to tlic Rescue and
Prevent Second Massacre.
SOLDIERS MUTINY, KILL OFFICERS
Again Control at Dlalyitok
Government Will Prevent
Bt. Petersburg, Juno 21. Another
outbreak at Illnlystok Wednesday after
noon was only quelled when troops
charged Uio mob and dliporeed It. Dur
ing tlie trouble ono Jewish woman wni
killed and another wounded, while sev
eral portona were etruck with atones
and more or leas hurt. A further dem
onatratlon la (eared, and the govern
tuent haa been asked to sond additional
Coasacka there to cope with tho allua
tlcn. The antl-Jewlsh rioting at Bialyrtok
la now ended. The troopa are In lull
control, and, In view ol the outcry
raised, It la certain that the authorities
will not permit a rcnowal of the hor
rors recently witnessed ai utaiyaiok
The moat Imperative orders to prevent
further outbreaks have been issued to
the governors and governor generals
from St. Petersburg
When the correspondent arrived at
Dlalystok Sunday morning, the worst
was already over, but on all sides was
revolting evidence of ravage bestiality
on the part of the blood-drunken mobs,
which sacked and burned tho Jewish
houses, shops and stores. Over 72
hours, with a slight abatement during
the daytime, the mad orgy of blood and
pillage went on unchecked. The Inhu
manity displayed would have done
credit to the Mongol hordea of Genghis
Khan, In his conquesta of China and
Central Asia early in the 13th century.
APPEAL TO CIVILIZED WORLD.
Jews of Russia Cable to Compatriots
In All Countries.
New York, June 21. Jacob H.
Schlfl haa received cable messages from
abroad asking aid from this country to
prevent a general Jewish outbteak in
Russia. Dr. Paul Nathan cabled on
June 17 from Berlin that BlalyatoV Is
but the beginning of systematic massa
cre's similar to those of October, and
urging Mr. Schlft to exercise pressure
through the United States government
and financial circles.
Another cablegram reads:
"The occurrence at Dlalystok is evi
dently the beginning of a terrible
scheme. Energetic Intervention alone
can prevent its being curried out."
On Jane 18 the Alliance Universelle
cabled Mr. Schlfl from Paris as follows:
"We have received the following
from Finland signed by a mm'r of
tho douma, St. Petersburg: "The aw
ful occurrences at illalystok signify a
new echeme leading to most difficult
complications. Intervention on your
Prt alone would prevent disaster."
On June IS Sir Samuel Montague
cabled Mr. Schlff from London: "We
ara seeking Intervention of our govern
ment. Try yours."
STATE WILL SUPPORT CLAIMS.
Attorney General to Defend Rights of
Losers by Disaster.
San Francisco, June 21. Deputy At
torney General George A. Sturtevant
came to San Francisco today to com
mence the state's fight against the fire
insurance concerns that have not lived
up to the law. For some hours he was
In consultation with Insurance Com
missioner Myron Wolf.
"From now on it will be made the
especial business of the attorney gen
eral' office," said Mr. Slnrtevant, "to
prosecute every action by which the
state can conserve the rights of the In
sured who lost property in the great
tire. We want the smaller losers, the
mechanics and letallers who have be
come confused In their efforts to receive
just treatment from the Insurance com
panies, to feel that tbey have an office
which is fighting their side of the
Will Not Be Pinned Down.
San Francisco, June 21. Of tho 120
tusnrance comptnlc to which tele
grams were sent by Mayor Schmita and
Governor Pardee, calling upon them for
aime outline of their policies relative
to the payment of Insurance losses In
this city, 4D have given answer. The
majority of the companies operating
here content thsmselvea with the gen
erat statement that they will deal fairly
with policy holders; that the claims
gainst them will be settled equitably
and that the Insured can be confident
of honorable and just treatment.
Wrecked by Dig Wind.
Chicago, June 21. One wan was (a
tally injured, tour were slightly hurt
and the Illinois Steel conifvany'a plant
at South Chicago was damaged to the
extent ol 1150.000 aa tho mult of a
violent tn, wind and hall storm.
AFTER STANDARD OIL.
President Decides to Havo Criminal
Action Begun at Once.
Washington, Juno 22. Plans to be
gin Immediate criminal prosecutions
against olllclals of tho Standard Oil
company tor violations of tho Sherman
anti-trust law and prosecution against
Standard Oil offiTcale and high olllclals
of lalhoads for violation of tho Klklna
rebate law Imvo (wen completed by the
administration, according to informa
tion from a high authority tonight.
These plans, it is understood, were
considered at a mysterious mooting of
tlve cabinet olllcera at tho Whlto House
last night which aroused much specula
tion in all circles today. It Is said to
havo been tho inteutlon to keep tho
matter secret for a fow days untll.the
department of Justice was ready to
strike tho initial blow.
Wall street, however, which seems
to get Information front every conceiv
able source, even when the scctcf Is
supposed to bo confined to tho presi
dent and his confidential adviserri, got
a "tip" today that Standard Oil and
tho railroads were In for new trouble
and on the strength of this stock tum
bled. Reports from New ork tonight
say that Washington Ijftd already heard
of the "leak" and that steps had been
taken to locate it.
A person of high authority declares
that tho department of Justice, as a re
sult of investigations conducted prior
to and since the Garfield report, has
enough evidence on hand to secure the
conviction of high Standard Oil and
railroad officials under both laws under
which prosecutions are to be made.
PREOICTS MUTINY OF SAILORS.
Narodny Says Army and Navy Officers
and Nobles are Rebels.
New York, June 22. Ivan Narodny,
a Russian who came here In the inter
ests of the Revolutionists, said yester
"There will be soon a great mutiny
in the lUltic fleet at Cronstadt, with
vastly more success than the already
historic mutiny of the lllack Sea llect.
The captains commanding are in sym
pathy with the revelutionary move
ment and will declare at the appointed
time for reforms.
"The army officers drawn from the
noble class are on sympathetic terms
with the men from the peasant and ar
tisan classes. The common people and
the nobles In llusiia are not separated
by the gulf that stood between theee
cissies under the ancient regime In
France. The noblea throughout Rus
sia, and the gentry, too, are the peas
ants' closest Irlends, on the most cor
dial and friendly footing. The nobles
are the backbone of tho revolution in
Rusila. The bureaucracy is drawn from
neither class, and is hated by both
"It Is the system which causes
riots like that at Dlalystok. The rea
son why the bureaucracy stlra up this
resentment against the Jews is that
they are seen to be an element strong
for revolution radicals."
TEST CASE ON INSURANCE.
Lawsuit About Earthquake Clause
Loser Unite for Defense.
San Francisco, June 22. Two teat
cases, brought by two women, who are
refugees from San Francisco, against
tho Palatine Insurance company, of
London, England, to recover 1 600 in
su ranee money, were tried In Justice of
the Peace Quinn'a court in Oakland
yesterday and decided in favor of the
plaintiffs. Notice of appeal was given
In each case, and the matter will be
thraibcd out eventually in tho superior
The defendant company announced
Its Intent to rest its defense on the le
gality of the "earthquake clause" in
The judge said no evidence had been
produced showing that the loss was
caused by the earthquake.
The several commercial bodies of San
Fraoclrvo will meet Monday, June 25,
to organise a policy holders' protective
association for the purpose of tecuring
prompt and fair settlements for their
members from the various Insurance
companies in which they bold policies.
Britain Will Not Intercede.
London, Jnne 22 In the house of
eoniBWHis today Walter Runeiman, par
liamentary secretary to the local gov
ernment beard, in behalf of Foreign
Secretary Gray, again declined to In
form the government of Russia of the
views of the British people concerning
tho anti-Jewish outbreaks. lie said
the impreeelon made and the sympathy
aroused not only in this country but
everywhere by the disturbance and lota
of life In Rnssia were known to the
Russian government, and further pro
teat would be useless.
Hall Destroys Corn and Fruit.
Da'.las, Tex., June 22. A severe
wind, rain and hall storm caused much
damage throughout the Urates river
stvtion tonight and has praetlra ly de
stroyed all the growing coin and fruit.
Travel on the Texas Pacific railroad be
tween Pallas and Fort Worth has been
suspended because, of washouts, and all
of the section crews have teo called
out to repair the damage.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
CHANCE CRIMINAL LAWS.
Attorney General Crawford Would
Remedy Many Defecta,
Salem Attornoy General Crawford
haa atarted a movement (or tho revision
of tho criminal laws of the statu by re
moving defect and enacting now laws,
so that tho guilty shall not escape upon
technicalities. Ho has addressed a let
ter to each of tho prosecuting attorneys
of tho atato, asking them to submit to
him such recommendations upon the
need of criminal legislation as they
may think best, and iio will lay the
whole matter before the judiciary com
mltteo of tho next legislature.
In his letter Mr. Crawford aaya that
probably every district attorney has in
Ids experience found some laws which
are so defective In their terms that men
who aro guilty cannot be convicted,
ami havo found some offenies for which
no statute whatever Is provided. He
says that tha tlmo to remedy the de
fecta In the criminal lawa la daring a
session of the legislature, and, In order
that this may tie done properly, the
laws should be drafted before tho legis
The prosecuting attorneys, ho thinks,
are in the beet position to learn of the
defects in the laws, and he wants them
to suggest the change that should be
made. With recommendations before
him from all the prosecuting attorneys,
the attorney general will bo able to lay
before the legislature information that
will enable that body to place the crim
inal lawa in a much better condition
than they have ever been before.
A very striking illustration of the
defective condition of the criminal law
was found when the state land fraud
prosecutions were begun In Marlon
county something over a year ago.
There was no law under which men
could be convicted after they had sworn
falsely In making applications for the
purchase of school lands.
Thero was no statute making it a
crime to sign a fictitious name loan a
plication for the purchase of school
land. There was no law to be found
for the punishment of a notarv public
who affixed his seal to an Instrument
which he had drawn, and to which he
bad signed a ficticious name.
At nearly every term of court men
who are placed on trial escape punish
ment, although proven guilty, because
the statute does not quite cover the
crime comm'tted. It is defects o' this
kind that Attorney General Crawford
wishes to remove. He is .not seeking
to make Crimea of small offenses which
are of no importance, but merely so to
correct the laws that U will be posslLle
to secure conviction whe.n men are
fonnd guilty of acta which every one
recognizee as criminal in character.
Settlement Named Alter Wagon.
Arlington Some 30 yeara ago a few
men settled on a flat about 12 mile
south of Arlington. In the orew wss
only one wagon an old Schutler. In
some way they began calling this neigh
borhood Sehutler, from the old wagon.
A tew years later it was, as It li now,
known as Schutler Flat. When the
Condon branch railroad of the O. It. A
N. Co. was built, a station was estab
lished near this place, and Is named
Schutler. This is one of the finest
farming sections in Gilliam county, and
thns from an old wagon a name la
found for a fine wheat belt.
Grain Sack Problem Serious.
Pendleton The grain tick problem
promises to be serlons for the farmers
of Umatilla county, who will use 2,
000,000 this year. At the present
prices, 10 cents each, this means $200,
000 in this county. Other Eastern
Oregon counties, it Is estimated, will
use at least 2.000.000 more, making a
total of (4,000,000 for this section.
This entails the expenditure of nearly
half a million dollars for grain sicks,
which, together with the expense of
harvesting the crop, represent an
enormous expenditure of money before
anything is realised from the crop.
Historic Sites To Be Marked.
Eugene Acting upon a suggestion
made by Profeeajr F. G. Young, of the
State university, the Native Daughters
of Martha Mnlllgsn cabin No. 3 have
taken up the matter of marking some
of the early historic plact s of interest
In or about Eugene. Miss Ann White
aker has appointed committal of fi
nance, location and program. It was
decided to mark with basaltic columns,
taken from Skinner's bulte, the loca
tion of the Skinner cabin, the first built
in Eugene, tbs first rchoolhouse. and
the place where the first court was held.
Bend Ships Horses.
Bond Many horses are being ship
ped (mm Bend and vieinlty to Portland
and other points In the valley. Many
riders an out on the ranges roanding
up all available horses. It is feared
that considerable horse thieving has
been going on in this section, as a num
ber of valuable horses are missing, and
as some suspicions characters have been
seen on the range of late it is feared
that the animals have been tun off.
WILL SHIP 400 CARS.
Bountiful Yields From Grand Ronda
Orchards Is Assured.
a Grande It Is estimated by tho
principal fruit growers of Grand Rondo
valley that tho output for Mils soctlon
this year will bo 400 carloads. Tho es
timate on apples, which aro the largest
crop, Is 314 cars; prune, (15 cars;
pears, peaches, plums and cherries, 20
cars. These figures am considered roll
able, ns theio was but little varlnnco In
tho different estimates given and the
estimates on prunes all agreed, This
forecast Is made on the expectation of a
continuation of tho present favorable
conditions, which could hardly he Im
proved upon; tho fruit Is set on the
trees as full as It can bo to give first
In securing tho foregoing report it
was also tHMslblo to oht.ln some inter
esting figures relative to tho enormous
Increase in tho appln orchard acreage.
Thero are now 200,000 apple trees In
this valley and of this number 1411,000
are in bearing. That la to say, this Is
tho number ol tree of five years old
and upwards, Flvo years hence, when
the whole numtwr of trees aro In bear
ing, the yield of an average crop year
will be a million boxes, or about 1,0(1(1
car loads. It la not too much to say
that within a abort time tho apple crop
income of this valley will be a million
dollars a year.
Even at the elder factory price of- $5
per ton, ten year-old tree will on aver
age yeara yield at tho rate of $142.03
per acre. f
While tho apple Is In the ascendancy
aa the commercial fruit ol this valley,
the cheiry playa quite a part. Can
nery representatives are hero now mak
ing contracts for cherries at 4 to 44
cents per pound. Tho La Grande fruit
growers will have alwut 20 tuns to offer,
but this Includes only tho sweet varie
ties suitable for canning, such as Royal
Anns and Centennials.
Old cherry trees in some orchards In
the valley have yielded na high as 800
poinds to the tree. Tho price paid is
$80 per ton and at this rate old trees
will yield $3,200 and upwards per acre.
All these ilgurrs and estimate are
based on as reliable facts as are obtain
able. It is not necessary to exaggerate
the fruit Industry of Grand Ronde.
The truth Is good enough.
May Test New Law.
Salem Jnst what additloual revenue
will come to the state treasury as thn
result of the passage of the laws taxing
the groes earnings of telegraph, tele
phone, express and other corporations
is not known for a certainty. The
Western Union Telegraph company will
have to pay alwut $3,800. The Pacific
States Telephone company will have to
pay more probably. None of the cor
poration will pay until It has tested
the law In the courts, so It is said.
Some have estimated tho revenue at
from $50,000 to $100,000 a year.
Wheat Club, 7273c; bluestem,
74376c; red, 70971c; valley, 72c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, 131.50(332;
gray, $31.60 per ton.
Barley Feed, $24024.50 per ton;
brewing, nominal; rolled, $25320.
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $12.60
613 per ton; clover, ;7.60S; cheat,
$0(37; grain hay, $78; alfalfa, $13.
Fruits Apples, $2 6033.50 per box;
apricots, $1.26$2 per crate; cherries,
76c$l per bx; strawberries, 637c
per pound; gooseberries, 5 7c per
pound; Logan berries, $1.76 per crate.
Vegetables Beans, 6$8c; cabbage,
llic per pound; lettuce, head, 16326c;
onions, 8(3 10c per dozen; peas, 435c;
radishes, 10320c per dnxen; rhubarb,
3e per pound; spinach, 2 3c per
pound; parsley, 25c; turnips, $131.26
per sack; carrots, 05375c per sack;
beets, 85c3$l per sack.
Onions New, lV.2c per tound.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks,
60360c per hundred; ordinary, nom
inal; new California, 22Hc per
Pnttei Fancy creamery, 17,4 320c
ranch, 21022c per
Poultry Average old hens, 133
131 per pound; rnlxed chickens, 123
12t,c; broilers, 15Ql6Uc: roosters,
9lt311c; dressed chickrni, 13314c;
turkeys, live, 17 3 17ic; turkeys,
dressed, choice, 20322c; geese, live,
SVitfl'c; docks, old, II 3 12c; young,
Hops Oregon, 1005, 9H312c.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
1S323V: valley, coars-, 223 23c;
fine, 24325c; mohair, choice, 53330c
Veal Dressed, 47c per pound,
Beef Dressed bulls, 3c per pound;
cows, 4)t5tfc; country steers, 536c.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 738c per
pound; ordinary, 636c; Iambs, with
pelt on 8c. .
Fork Drtised, 78c per round.
DISHONEST MORTAR THE CAUSE
Japnnoso Tolls How to Makn Earth
Ban Finnelsoj, Juno 20. "Dishonest
mortsr corrupt conglomeration of
sea sand aid 1 me was rvspmslhto tor
nearly nil ol the. oarlliqiiakn damage. In
Han Francisco," rail ilr.T. Nakamura,
professor ol aiohlleoturo of tho Imper
ial university of Toklo nnd a iiiomhr
of tho committee dlspalchml to I hit
city by tho Japanese, government to In
vestigate tho ulTrota of tho trembloro
and tiro. Dr. Nakamura will aall on
tha Korea today, to report tu his gov
ernment, "I find,'.' said Dr. Nakamura yester
day, "that muuh of tho damage to Kan
Francisco from the earthquake was due
to poor mortar and faulty construction,
and the greater portion nt the damage
to tho class 'A buildings by Ilia was
tho rrault of misguided use of hollow
tiling and so-called lire blocks instead
"Thero has developed as a result of
tho earthquake In Han Francisco, great
prejudice against brick buildings. How
ever, they aro largely employed In
Japan, where eaithquakr of girater
severity than tho una experienced lit
this city aro not uncommon. Thn se
cret of their success, however, lies in
tho fact that good mortar Is used. The
mortar should either bo composed nt
one part cement to two parts l santt,
or of one part cement, three of lime
and flvo of sand. Thn bricks should lie
thoroughly wet before Mug laid, and
when the mortar has set under these
conditions, a wall becomes practically
COMPANIES WOLF MAY SUE.
Names Those Which Olsobey
and May Forfeit Licenses.
San Francisco, June 20. The follow
ing Instimnre companies, by rrasou of
their failing to comply with Insurance
Commissioner Woll's demand that they
either algn stipulations extending the
time for filing proofs of loss to August
18 or furnish thn commissioner tilth
their lists of policy holders, have ren
dered themselves liable to forfeiture ol
their right to do business In the state
Agricultural, American of Boiton,
American of Philadelphia, Dutchess,
Eagle, German of Peoria, German!,
Globe and Rutgers, Girard, New York
of New York, Nntthwcstern Fire A Ma
rine, National I'nlon, North (lermai
of New York, Spring Gartlen, Security
of Baltimore, Traders, Union of Phlla
drlphla, Westchester, Western Under
Commissioner Wolf Intends to pro
ceed against throe companies without
delay nnlrsi advised to the contrary by
the attorney general of the statn. Ho
made this statement yeaterday and
"Furthermore it wilt be. my business
to see that theee companies are com
pelled to meet their just obligations.
If any retire without paying, I shall
ask that action be taken against them
by tho Insurance commissioner of the
state under whose lawa they ate incor
porated." SHAW WILL MAKE BIQ DEPOSIT
San Francisco Assured of $12,000,
OOO of Government Funds.
Washington, Jane 20. A tacit agree
ment wss reached today by the presi
dent. Secretary bhaw and the delega
tion of representative cttltens of Han
Francisco by which substantial aid will
be given Han Francisco by the govern
ment. It is proposed that the United
Stale treasury deposit with the San
Frnclsco banks $12,000,000 of govern
ment money, with bonds of the city as
security, tho money to remain In the
banks until the government shall call
Under the law the secretary of the
treasury haa authority to deposit gov
ernment funda In this way, but cannot
bind his successor. It ia hoed in Cal
ifornia to organise a corporation with a
capital of several millions of dollars, to
Issue bonds to guarantee the govern
ment against loss through the banks.
Other plans have been lugitestrd (or
the raising of money to enable the peo
ple ol California to rebuild their homes
and business houses, but thus far noth
ing has been proposed that will meet
the Ideas of congress.
Troops In Mutiny,
Odessa, June 20. General Kaulbars
has received word from 11 of tho best
garrisons In Russia to the efttct that
the troops there are mutinous and have
refused to act as police In quelling
street disturbances. The identity of
these garrisons is being concealed, but
all the facts have been telegraphed to
the minister of war. It can be stated
oa the authority of a general ofllcer ol
the staff that the reason why tho gov.
ernment has not carried out Its plnn to
mobolixe 700,000 Cossacks la the fear
of civil war.
Militia Fund la Doubled.
Washington, Jure 20. The militia
bill, which finally passed comireas yes
terdav, will double the annual allot
ment to varlou atatea for their Nation
al Guard. Undr the new apportion
ment Oregon will receive) $16,058;
Washington, $10,047. and Idaho 111..
M4. Thla annual appropriation will
begin July 1, 1904.
INJUSTICE TO WEST
Cunyrcss Likely to Divert Money
Meant (or Irrigation,
USE IT TO DRAIN PRIVATE UNDS
Ullla Now Pending for North Dakota,
Virginia, North Carolina, Florida
and Other Slates,
Washington, Juno 23. Karly In the
present session of congress Hrnator
llauahrough, of North Dakota, intio
ducod a hill authorising the expmnll.
turn ol $1,000,000 out of tl.e national
reclamation fund (or draining swamra
In his state. When tho bill went be
fore thv'ommlltro on Irrigation It was
found that every aero tu Ih benefitted
was In private ownership, and the bill,
It enacted, would not open to rntry a
single acio ol public land. Notwith
standing these disclosures, tho senate
committee ordered a favorable rcNrl
out of courtesy because llauihrough Is
a member of the committee It was
then stated that a majority of the com
mittee Ixdloved the bill a bad one, and
it waa attaed by sevetaT senators that It
would never be ttorinlttcd to pass thn
senate. Noveithnlrsa tlin hill uld pat
and is now before the house, where Hit
charters of passing scorn equally good.
A bill Is now pending to divert $!,
000,000 from the rrclamatlou fund to
drain thn Dismal swamp In Virginia
and Noith Carolina; another Is pending
to drain tho livergladrs 'of Florida;
only a few daya ago a bill waa Intro
duced to take ann'her $3,000 DIM), and
expend it In draining tho big swamps
of Arkansas and Missouri, and, In ad
dition, there aro two bills pending for
the drainage of swamiHi In Mlnnceota,
and three general hills providing for
the government drainage of swamps lit
all parts of the United Htatrs.
If the HausbroUKh bill pasrs, It will
open the way for these ollisr measure
of similar character, and It will be only
a short time before the greater (tortlnn
of tho reclamation fund, Instead ol lw
Ing used for Irrigating the drsert lands
of tho Va', as originally Intended,
will be expended In reclaiming swamps
In slates that have contributed not a
cent to tho reclamation fund and never
will contribute. This legislation Is a
rank Injustice to the West, which Is
counting on using its cwn public land
receipts for tho reclamation of Its drs
sits, and unless somelody calls a halt,
tho work of govemmrnt Irrigation will
soon be brought to a standstill.
It must be remembered that, once
this precedent Is cs'abllshed, It will be
easy for delegates from the East and
South to combine and forre through
btlli for the drainage of the awarrpi In
tho non-a.ld states, and If the Kail ami
South ever do combine for this prirose,
the West will never have enough votes
to check tho onilaught.
REGISTER FOROROW LANDS.
Crowds of Easterners Are Arriving at
B"ttc, June 23 A Miner special
from Billings states that Easterners are
Hocking to that place by the hundreds
to register for the Crow lands. Today
they numbered approximately 860,
which ia 200 greater than It waa yester
day. The crowds which arrived today
were larger than any alnce the registra
tion began, which waa a week ago.
The delegation of 200 camo in thla
morning on tho Burlington train from
the East. Moat ol those on board came
from Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska
points. But oiio hailed from Connec
ticut, while another gave his address
as South Carolina,
The Noithern Pacific brought In
numbers from Michigan, Wisconsin
and Minnesota, Many of tho pioipect
ive settlers have secured tents and havo
gone to the reservation, where they
will establish ramps and mako a thor
ough Inspection ol the lands. At tho
present rate the reg atratlon in this city
will not exceed 10,000.
Appeals to English Women.
London, Juno 23, The ncpapcr
thla morning print an appeal from the
women rf Georgia, Itusaia, to tho wo
men of England, complaining that by
order ot tho Russian government Coa
sacka Invaded the central and western
provinces ot Georgia and destroyed,
burned and looted four towns and 200
villages, treating tho population with
the utmost brutality, not oven children
escaping'murder. Tho names of the
signers are withheld at their own re
quest, but they Include a princess and
the wives of many high otllolals.
Root Considers Action on Massacre.
Washington, Juno 23. Secretary
Root is giving consideration to the Jew
ish massacres In Himia 'havinc already
discussed them with the president. So
rar no lias taken no action.