The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, November 02, 1906, Image 2

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BAY CITY ROTTEN
Heney and Burns Have Evidence
Against Mayor and Boss.
WILL INDICT THEM AND OTHERS
Mayor Schmltz and Boss Reuf Impll-
cated In 8700,000 Railway
Franchise Steal.
San Francisco, Oct. 25. That tho
evidence they lmvo gathered Is suffi
cient to Bend Abe Ruef, Mayor Schmltz
n dozen or more supervisors, a cotcrlo
of commissioners and a score or mora
ot potty officials to tho penitentiary
is the news which has leaked out from
tho Inner councils of Attorney Francis
J. Heney and Detective W. J. Burns,
who, working In conjunction with Dis
trict Attorney Langdon, havo uncov
ered graft In San Francisco on a scalo
that would make even "Doss" Tweed
sit up and take notice.
Trolley franchises sold for $700,-
000; retail liquor dealers held up for
thousands of dollars; theaters forced
to give up a third of their profits; con
tractors made to pay tribute; paving
contractors allowed to fatten oft tho
city treasury; wholesalo liquor dealers
compelled to pay monthly royalties;
French restnurants mulcted for glgan.
tic "fees," and even women of tho ten
derloin coerced Into dividing tho earn
ings of their shame. This is some of
tho moral rottenness laid at tho door
of tho present city administration.
It Is said that among the first Indict
ments to bo asked will be one for
Mayor Schmitz. who is now in Europe,
with his wife, and ono for Abo Ruef,
tho city "boss."
"Wo shall get tho crooks," they say,
and then they add, "Wo aro going to
get tho big ones as well as the small
fry."
First in importance of all tho sub
jects that tho two men have investi
gated comes tho trolly deal. Shortly
after tho earthquake and flro last
April tho United Railroads was given
a blanket franchise by tho supervision
to convert its cable roads Into an over
head electric system. Defore the flro
tho United Railroads was refused such
a jrancnisc. rur laa uwuim nu
chlso IbC corporation paid tho city
xothlng". Traction experts vaIu tho
concession at J5.000.000.
It Is stated that Hcney nnd flUrhtt
Jiavc secured confessions from mom
tors of tho Board of Supervisors ex
posing a gigantic graft in this connec
tion. The amount the United Railroads
paid for tho prlvllogo of converting all
its cable roads into electric lines is
said to havo been $700,000, and, ac
cording to the writton and signed con.
fesslons of supervisors, said to
te now In Heney'a possession
only 172.000 was turned over by Ruef
for distribution among tho 18 members
of tho board.
MOODY FOR SUPREME BENCH.
Roosevelt Will Appoint Him Despite
Sectional Objection.
Washington, Oct. 26. Whllo no of
ficial Btatomont Is obtainable, unofficial
advicos confirm the report that tho
Presidont will appoint Attorney Gen
eral William ir. Moody, of Massachu
setts, to the vacancy in the Supreme
Bench, made by tho retirement of As
sociate Justice Henry B. Brown.
Tho announced Intention of the Pres
ident to appoint Mr. Moody came as a
surprise, as It was generally under
stood that he eliminated the Attorney.
General from consideration In that
connection bocauso of the fact mainly
that Massachusetts alroady had a rep
resentative on tho bonch in tho person
of Associate Justice Holmos.
Mr. Moody's nomination will be sent
to the sennto when congress convonos,
but tho general expectation is that ho
will not tako his soat on tho bench un.
til about January 1.
Demand Eight-Hour Day.
Chicago, Oct. 26. The Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen, on behalf of its
switchmen, today pretented demands to
all the railroads entering Chicago lor
an elglit-houi day. The Brotherhood's
action follows that of the Switchmen's
union, which pretented similar de
mands some time ago. The railroads
will be obliged now to deal with prac
tically the whole organized strength of
the Switchmen's union. In this re
spect the movement is the moet exten
sive attempted by the railroad organ
izatlons In many years.
Forbids "The Clansman."
Philadelphia, Oct. 25. Mayor Wea
ver today issued an order suppressing
the further production here of the
drama, "Tbe Clansman." The mayor's
action was prompted by the demonstra
tion last night at the theater by several
thousand colored citizena.
THANKS OF NATION.
Prosldont Calls on Peoplo to Observe
November 20.
Washington, Oct. 24. The president
has issued a proclamation naming
Thursday, November 20, as a day of
thanksgiving. The text of tho procla
mation is as follows:
"A proclamation.
"The time of the year has come
when, in accordance with tho wlto cut
torn ot our fathers, it becomes my duty
to set Baide a special day of thanksgiv
ing and praise to the Almighty because
of blessings we havo recolvod and of
power prayer that these blessings may
be continued. Yet another year of
widespread well-being has pasted.
Never before in our history or In tho
history of any other nation has a peo
pie enjoyed more abounding material
prosperity than has ours; a prosperity
so great that It should arouse In us no
spirit of reckless pride, and least of all,
a spirit ot heedless disregard ot our
responsibility; but rather a sober cense
of our many blessings, and a resolute
pnrioeo, under Providence, not to for
feit them by any action ot our own.
"Material well-being, Indispensable
though it Is, can never bo anything but
the foundation ot true national great
ness and happiness. If we build noth
ing upon this foundation, then our na
tional life will be as meaningless and
empty as a house where only the found
ation has been laid. Upon our mater
ial well-being must bo built a super
structure of individual knd national life
11 red in accordance with the laws ot
the highest morality, or else our pros
perity itself will in the long run turn
oat a corse Instead ot a bleating. We
ahonld be both reverently thankful for
what we have received and earnestly
bent upon turning it into a means ot
grace and not ot destruction.
"Accordingly, I hereby set apart
Thursday, the 29th day of November,
next, as the day of thanksgiving and
supplication, upon which tho people
shall meet in their homes or churches,
devoutly acknowledging that which
has been given them and to pray that
they may in addition receive tho power
to ute these slits aright.
"In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my band and caused the real ot the
United States to be affixed.
"Done at the city of Washington this
22d day of October, in the year of our
Lord, 1000, and ot the independence of
the United States the 131st.
"(deal) Theodore Roosevelt.
By the president.
"Ellhn Root,
"Secreury of State."
CHANGES IN CABINET.
Peneral Shifting of Positions to Tako
Place Soon.
Washington, Oct. 34. Tho follow
lng statement regardlr prospective
changes in President Roosevelt's cabi
net was mads public tonight:
"On the retirement of Secretary
Shaw and Attorney General Moody
from the cabinet, the following chang
es will be made:
"Secretary of the treasury George
B. Cortelyou.
"Postmaster general George Von
L. Meyer.
"Attorney general Charles J. Bona
parte. "Secretary of the navy Victor H.
Metcalf.
"Secretary of commerce and labor
Oscar 8. Straus."
The genoral understanding for some
time has been that Attorney General
Moody wilt retire on January 1 and
that Secretary Shaw will follow him on
March 4 next.
Mr. Meyer, who will become post
master general, is ambassador to Rus
sia. He is a native of Massachusetts
aod has beeu well known as a business
man.
The appointment ot Mr. Straus
canted considerable surprise, as it will
be the first case where a citizen of the
Hebrew faith has been made a member
of the president's cabinet. He was
born in 18S0 and Is well known as a
merchant, diplomat and author. He
represented the United States as minis
ter to Turkey on two different occa
sions and was appointed by Pesident
Roosevelt to fill the vacancy caused by
the death ot ex-President Harrison as
a member ot the permanent court of
arbitration at The Hague.
Choked With Snow.
Denver, Oct, 24. Eastern Colorado
has been in tho throes of a blizzard to
day, but the weather bureau holds out
the hope ol clearing weather tonight.
I Snow ceased falling in Denver this af
ternoon, the storm center having
moved eastward. The actual fall of
snow in Denver since Friday night was
about 21 inches and in some portions
of the Btate it was four feet or more,
uelay ot freight and passenger traffic
is the principal damage done by the
storm thus far, although fruit crops
and livestock are threatened.
Worst Blizzard In History.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 24. Wyoming
Is in the grasp of the worst blizzard in
the history of the st&te. Old timers
concede they have never seen anything
to equal the present storm, which has
raged for four days. All railroad lines
out oi uueyeiinu were uiuvaou iuuoi ;
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
DISTILLERY TO UE BUILT.
North Bond Will Probably Socuro De
natured Alcohol Plant.
North Bend Tho Coos bay country
has secured tho establishment ot a
plant for the manufacture ot denatured
alcohol and tho distillery will be ready
to receive potatoes from the farmers
next tall.
JJS. T. Clover, of the American Alco
hol company, Now York, catuo to the
Coos bay country about two weeks ago
In an endeavor to Interest the farmers
In denatured alcohol. He was accom
panied by Dr. Wlthycombe, who con
ducted several farruor' Institutes In tho
county and at these meetings tho sys
tem of conducting denatured plants was
explained to tho farmers. It wat ex
plained that It 76,000 tons of potatoes
were promised tho company it would at
once prepare to begin operations. Tho
dlttillery couh' easily handle twice tho
quantity named, but was willing to
start on a small scale.
Contracts were entered Into with a
number of farmers on a basis of $8 per
ton for three years, the distillery to
tako potatoes ot all sizes. It is esti
mated that at this price, farmers will
receive nearly f 100 per acre for their
product.
It was explained by the promoters ot
the enterprise that when the distillery
was running at its full capacity It
would require 87 tons of coal per day
for 10 months In the year to convert
the tubers into alcohol, and this would
prove a great stimulus to coal mining.
Furthermore, a number ot by-products
would be manufactured that wonld
greatly increase the payroll.
Although the site for the distillery
has not been definitely announced it
will probably go to North Bend.
Mines Fabulously Rich.
Lakeview W. I. Fleck, member of
the firm of Fleck A Snowgoose, mining
experts and astayers o! Bidwell, was In
Lakeview recently on his way home
from the Windy Hollow mines, in
Warner valley, known now as the. Lost
Cabin mining district. Mr. Fleck Is
enthusiastic over the prospect's of the
new mining camp, and believes firmly
that it will develop rich diggings. He
stated that he took tamples ot the rock
Indiscriminately around one ot tho por
phyry dikes on one ot the claims, and
also the dirt tor several feet from the
dike, and found It to assay $60 to the
ton on an average. These tests were
made from rock and dirt from the top
of the ground.
Reserve In Southern Oregon.
Balem A proclamation creating the
Siskiyou forest reserve, comprising
about one-half of Josephine conntr and
two or three townships ot Douglas
county, has been received by Governor
Chamberlain from President Roosevelt.
This is the reserve concerning which a
strong protest was made a year or two
ago by residents of Carry county. As
originally plannod, the reserve Included
about three-filths cf Curry county, but
the protests were so strong and persist
ent that the lines of the temporary
withdrawal were changed and In finally
creating the reserve no Curry county
lands are included. The reserve covers
over 700,000 acres.
Modern Road In Coqullle Valley.
Myrtle Point The rock crueller,
which has been operated at tho quarry
on the road between Myrtle Point and
Coqullle, is about to suspend work, ow
ing to wet weathor. Tho result ol the
work which has been done thus far Is
the graveling of the entire road between
Coqullle and Myrtle Point. This road
Is laid on a good grade, and the cover
ing ot crushed rock makes it as good a
road as any Oregon can boast of. It is
an excellent quality of rock for this
purpose, which is quarried where the
crusher is located.
Timber Land Sold,
Eugene Approximately 10,000 acres
of the finest timber land in the state
changed hands a few days ago when1 a
large number of Eugene people and a
few others residing eltowhere, sold
their holdings on Quartz creek, in the
McKentle country, 60 ml lei east ot
Eugene. The sale was made to two
Portland capitalists, whose names are
not mado public, for about $26 an acre,
although the exact purchase price was
not given out. The land Is In town
ship 17 south, range 4 east, and has
been pooled for sale since 1001, at
which time the prico wa set at f 10 an
acre.
Grow and Sell Vetch.
Albany A company of farmers,
formed for the purpose of growing and
selling vetch, has been incorporated by
articles filed in the county clerk's office
here. Tho Tangent Vetch Growers'
union is the name of tho combination,
Linn county farmers have been very
successful In tho growing of vetch and
have found it a paying industry. Tho
new company intends to go Into the
business on a large scalo and will raise
vetch both for grain and hay.
PAY TAXES DiRUCT.
Oregon Tax Commission Recommonds
Relief for Sheriff's.
Salem That the duty of collecting
taxes should bo taken from tho sheriffs
and Imposed upon tio county treasur
ers, Is one ol the recommendations con
tained in tho report of tho Oregon Tax
commission Just Issued from the peril
ing office. This recommendation Is In
Itself of considerable importance In the
management of county affairs, but it
assumes particular Interest tu sheriff
and treasurers when coupled with the
suggestion that this change will make
neceetaiy a reduction of the salaries of
shorlfls and a raise of the salaries ot
treasurers. The commission concludes
the subject by remarking that the leg
islature, If It makes tho change, should
not overlook the salary matter.
That tho handling of public funds Is
mote particularly tho work ot a treas
urer and not ot a shorlff, Is tho princi
pal reason for the proposed change
The commission In of the opinion that
the accounts could be just s accurately
checked It the money were p.tld dlnct
ty to county treasurers as it could be if
it wore first paid to the sheriffs and by
them turned over to the treasurers.
There would be ono less opportunity
for mismanagement. The commission
does not base Its recommendation to
much upon Its own reasoning, however,
as It does upon tho reasoning of a sher
iff, who Is quoted, but whose name Is
not given.
Buying Great Tracts of Timber.
Eugene Tho Mnuioo Lumber A
Milling comoany, of Mm roe, Wash., Is
having recorded deeds to 6,000 acres ol
timber land In Lane and Bnnton coun
ties, and it Is reported that tho com
pinv Intends to construct a railroad
from Eugeco, Corvallla or Junction
Cly, to tho timber, If another 6,000
acres of timber land can be tecum! at a
reasonable figure. If more land can
not be teenred, the company wll hold
what they now have as a speculation.
The land Involved Is in the northwest
ern part of Lane county.
Harness Olive Lake.
Sumpter The Fremont Power com
pany, which has been for some time
past engsged in harnessing the waters
of Olive lako for power perpotts, Is
pushing operations toward the comple
tion of its plant by employing almost
every Idle man in the district. Men
have been Imported from almost every
soctlon of Eastern Oregon by this com
pany to work on the ditch and pipe
lino as Hell as installing Its huge power
machinery. This company Is Identified
with the Red Boy mine also, which
property will be operated In the future
by electric power, Instead of steam, at
heretofore.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Club, 04c; blueatem, 08c;
valley, 07c; red, tile.
Oats No. 1 white, $24324.60;
gray, $23(323.60.
Earley Feed, 120 60 per ton; brew
ing. $21.60; rolled, $23.
Rye f 1.361.40 perewt.
Corn Whole, $26.60; cracked,
$20.60 per ton.
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $10011
per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
010; clover, $0 6007; cheat, $70
7.60; grain hay, $7; alfalfa, $11.60;
vetch hay, $707.60.
Frnlts Apples, common to choice,
25076' per box; choice to fancy, 76c
0$1.25; grapes, MQ1.G0 perorate;
Concords, Oregon, 2?J$c half basket;
peaches, 76c0$l; pears, 76c $1.2);
quinces, $101.26 per box.
Vegetables Cabbage, lkjftUJtfc per
pound; ratilillowcr, $1.26 per dozen;
celery, 76085c per dozen; lettuce,
head, 20o per dozen; onions, 10l2)c
per dozen; pumpkins, 13 per pound;
tomatoes, 30050c per box; squash,
lc per pound; turnips, OOc0$l per
sack; carrots, 00c$l per tack; beets,
$1.2501.60 per sack; horsoradlsh, 00
10c per pound; sweet potatoes, 22o
per pound.
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, fancy,
$101.10.
Butter Fancy creamery, 26027Uc
per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 3132)c per
dozen.
Poultry A verago old hens, 12013c
por pound; mixed chickens, 12(3120;
spring, 12013c; old roosters, 0010c;
dressed chickens, 13014o; turkoys,
live, 17 0 17Je; turkeys, dressed,
choice, 21022,$c; geese, live, 800c;
ducks, 14016c.
Veal Dressed 55408c per pound.
Reef Dressed bulls, 22)c por
pound; cows, 406o; country steers,
6050.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 7o per
pound; ordinary, 600c; lambs, fancy,
8c.
Pork Dressed, O08o per pound.
Hops 1000, choice, 15021o; prime,
13 0 14c; medium, 12 12J(jo per
pound; olds, nominal.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
13018o per pound, according to shrink
age; valley, 20021c, according to flue
nets; mohair, 2028o.
RASCALS AT DAY.
Actlnrj Mayor of San Franeltoo Re
moves Accusers From Olflee.
Hnu Francisco. Oct. 2U. Acting
Mayor Gallagher Thursday Mflt ruiMiii
suspended 1 Hull U't Attorney Uimdou
from office mid the llimnl of Hiiper
visor approval hU action. Lttugdon
was untitled to appear before) the
Hoard on week from today to show
why ho Hhould nut ho n moved fiom
office.
Then Gallagher announced that he
had asked IiIh friend. Abraham Ituef.
to accept the office of District Attorney
and that Ruef had consented to do so.
Tho suspension of Ijuigdou fotlnwH
his appointment of KroucU J. Heney
an assistant District Attorney for the
punaiso of securing Indictments of
officials alleged to be guilty of graft
lug mid malfeasance. It Iiiim been
openly announced that Ilenoy and
Secret Service Agent Hums havo been
Investigating mattera with which
Mayor Schmltz, Acting Mayor Galla
gher. Abraham Ituef and the Hoard of
Supervisors were connected. Langdon
In at present a candidate for Governor
on tho Independence League ticket.
Tho suspension of Langdou wns done
for the purHHte of securing the dis
missal of lletiey as AMslstaut District
Attorney.
Gallagher gave 12 reasons for sus
pending 1-anndon. the chief of which
was neglecting his duties In absenting
himself for more than thirty days,
from the county to go on it cnmiwtlgii
tour, while the city was suffering from
an Invasion of and depredations by
criminals.
WRECKED NEAR POINT ADAMS.
Four-Matted Orltish Dark Ashore and
Qolnrj to Pieces.
Astoria, Or., Oct. JC With three of
her masts gone and lying broadside
high on the beach, the big four-masted
British bark Peter Iredale la wrecked
In the breakers nlmtit three-quarters
of n mile below tho old Point Adam
lighthouse, sooth of the Columbia
River Jetty, with every Indication that
her lion on will bleach In tho sands,
although thero Is a tare possibility
that she mny bo saved.
The bark went ashore during a
strong galo about 7:30 o'clock yester
day morning. irr masts went over
board soon nfterwards. All on lioard
were rescued by the life-saving crew.
Captain Lnwreuco, master of tho
bark, and his officers remained by tho
vessel all day. Tonight most of them
are at tho Point Ailama life-saving sta
tion. Twenty members of tho crew
were brought lo this city nil safe nnd
sound.
DRIVEN MAD DY SUFFERING.
Five Survivors of Florida Hurricane
Drifted All Day on Frail Craft.
Norfolk. Vn., Oct. 26. Counting the
minutes, which seemed but few 1m
tween them and death, five men were
ndrlft on a bit of wreckage off the
Florida const, when one of their com
panions, whose sufferlngH had driven
him mad, tliTOw htmsolf Into the son
to death. Not long aftorwnrd n ship
saved tholr lives.
Tho flvo survivors woro Inndod hro
by tho British ship Henthorpool, which
arrived from Llvorpool.
They with about 1150 others were
constructing n concrete vlnduct for
tho Florida Kant Coast Hallway
through the Florida Keys, and woro
aboard houseboat No. I. which lay an
chored off the const when the great
hurricane struck. AIhmiI 1 o'clock In
the morning of October 18 lioat No.
I broke ndrlft and wag dashed to
pieces by tho waves. Six men lashed
together two timbers. They lived on
this raft until rescued.
Greely's Report on Earthquake.
Washington, Oct. SB. The War De
partment Thursday made public tho
speclnl report of MnJorOonernl Oreoly
on tho rdlof operations conducted ny
the military niithnrltloH of the United
Statea nt San Francisco and other
points at tho tlmo of tho oarthquakn
and flro nt Snn Frnnclsco. Tho roport
Ih accompanied by many documenta,
Including tho report of Gonornl Fiiiih-
ton, tolling of tho stops taken. 1 ha ro
port Ih vory profusely lllimtrntnd, con
taining photograph) ot the reltof work
In.progrosH.
Machinery for Cold 8prlngs Dam.
Washington, Oct. 20. Tho Hocrotnry
of tho Interior linn authorized tho pur
chuso of four lOxlG-lnch locomotlvoH
of SC-lnch gnugo, nt $3,000 each from
tho American Ixicornotlvn Company;
nlso 44 yard dump cam nt $108.76
onch; GG tons of rullH at $.1i per ton,
nnd 126 toim of ralla at $33 por ton,
and also has ptirchauod from tho Ernst
Wolnur Compnny, ton uwltchoa nt $36
onch,
Thin cqulpmont Ih to bo linod In tho
construction of tho Cold HprlngH dam,
Umatilla Irrigation project.
Hurrlcan Sweeps Japan,
Toklo, Oct. 2(1. A hurrloono swopt
Southwestern Jnpnn Wodnosdny, Sev
eral hundred coral fishing boatH nro re
ported missing. Each boat Ih manned
by at least two Bailors,
IJAPAN ISlNGlEO
Wants lo Know Caiisn ol Japan
os(! Boycott In 'Frisco,
AID OF IEDEHAL COURT ASKLU
Japanese Ambassador Calls on Undo
Sam to Explain President
Orders Investigation.
Washington, Oct. 27 - President
Roosevelt last night directed Vlclor II.
Metcalf, Secretary of the Department
of Coinniorre and Imhk. to proceed to
Han Francisco and make a thorough
and complete Inquiry Into the situa
tion n fleeting the exclusion of Japan
ese children from the school provided
for white children and Hie delimita
tion to (dace Jaitanese pupils In sep
arate schools. The President Is anx
ious to obtain at first hand, from u
Cabinet officer who Is acquainted with
local conditions In Hau Francisco, full
Information afreet lug every plume of
the subject, to the end that whatever
action Is taken by this government
may be after an accurate understand
ing of the situation The Prld-ut
feels that every effort within hi
power should lm exerted to see that
all the treaty rights claim! by tlm
Japanese for their (teoplti residing In
the United Mate shall be respected
and protectrd.
The determination to send Mr Met
calf to Hau Francisco was one of ill
requests made by Viscount Aokl, Urn
Japatviite Ambassador, who, at a con
ference with Hufetary Root yester
day, asked that the Japanese suhJeclH
III California he accorded their full
rlghta under the treaty of IMH. In
cluding that of the children to attend
llir public schools of Kan Fratirlsro.
This request was the subject of very
long and 'earnest discussion at the
Cabinet meeting yesterday, when tho
conclusion was reached that the Im-sI
thing lo do was to send Mr. Metcalf
to California to secure personally all
the data which could have any kh
slide bearing on the situation. Tli'i
despatch of a Cabinet officer on such
a mission, It wns argued, would dem
onstrate to the JaiHMiese the evident
sincerity of the Government In dealing
with the whole subject and lla desire
to show that every effort Is being
made lo get at the facta.
Incidental to the Inquiry Into the
school question. Mr. Mitcalf will pay
some attention to the charge made by
Count Aokl that Japanso restaurant
keepers In Han Francisco have suf
fered Indlgnlttea. These reports, the
Ambassador says, come from consular
officers of the JamUHt government
In Han Frnnclsco. Heven or eight re
port have Ik en made concerning n
boycott Inaugurated against these res
taurant", slating that ageuta have
I teen united to prevent iwtroHS from
enteritis; the restaurants and In several
Instances stones Iisvh been thrown
and windows broken.
The Jattant officials In Washing
ton say they realize that throe dem
onstrations ami the exclusion of the
school children, are acta local In char
acter, CHINESE ARMY EFFICIENT.
Carries Portable Wireless Plant and'
Wins Expert's Praise.
Changliifu. Oct. 27 A notable fen
luro of the Autumn maneuvers of th
riilntMH Imnerlal army, which ended
Thursday, baa been n imrtahle wlre-
Iea telegraphy apparatus, carried up
on light wagons and so adjusted that
It ran lie erected In leas than Jft
minutes. The stations were operated
bv Chinese officers of the telegraph
corn.
The maneuvers ended with victory
for the Northern army. At a village)
live miles south of ChaiiKtiifu thin
army succeeded In checking the ad
vance of the Hoiitliern army. The
program lifgan with cavalry opera
tions, followed Wednesday by artil
lery practice. All arms displayed ex
cellent discipline.
Experienced military observers are-
of the opinion that with the exception
of certain minor defects mid making
allowance for the fart that the opera
tions were an experiment, the maiieii
vera were almost equal to those con
ducted In Kuropo. Tho maueuvurH
cost $600,000,
California Again Falls,
Han Francisco, Oct. 27- Tho cruiser
California again failed vesterdny In
the oudiiranco test, which Ih nil that
stands between her nnd acceptance by
(ho government. Willi tho naval trlat
board and accompanied by tho de
stroyer Paul .Touch, tho California
wont outside the IuwiiIh for her third
trial nt tho oudiiranco run. Aflor n.
run of nu hour and n half, (Hiring
which alio exceeded (ho contract Hpced
of 22 knots, tho crulHor wiih forced to
rotum lo port on account of over
heating of tho JouriialH on tho port
eiiglnu,
Great Milk Supply Concern,
Now York, Oct. 27. What promlson
to bo tho blggOHt milk concorn in tho
United HtatoH Ihih Just barn organized.
Walter M. Hod go Ih promoting tho fi
nancial ond mid Juntos L. Huuiiott rep-
TOHontH tho fnrmoiH. Mr. llouimtt hau
for yenra boon (ho counsel for tho Flvo
HlntoH Milk Producora' AhbouIuLIoii.
which Iuih a muinburuhlp of 10,000
farmorB, who cnntrlhuto to tho iiilllc
Bupply of Now York CJty.,
: