TO GIVE UP PLUNDER Harrlman Coal Companies Offer Government Stolen Land. PROPERTY IS WORTfl MILLIONS WILL DE NO STRIKE. Akt Immunity In Return, -tout Only a Simatl Part of Stealings I Offered. Washington, April 4. It was learned tonight that the I larrlman corporations. whose ramifications extend to coal land and other vatt Interests in the Far "Wel, aro offering to restore to the gov ernment properties tiny have hereto fore claimed as theirs by good and am ple title. They prefer to do this lather than be prosecuted. Coal land worth in thonggregnte mil lions of dollars is to bo restored to the public domain, as a result of tlio recent activities of tho Interstate Commerce commission. Tho commission several months ago investigated tho land frauds in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. It vraa found that this whole, tcction wa honeycombed with conuptlon and its reports indicated that the general land ollico had been cither hopelessly incom petent or worso in permitting the rail road companies and their allied corpo rations, the Union Pacific Coal com pany, the Utah Fuel company and tho Railroads and Trainman Have Reached an Agreement. Chicago, April 5. The differences between the Western roads and tho members of tho Order oi Conductors and the llrotherhood of Trainmen were finally adjusted yesterday. The men abandoned their demand for n nine hour work day and tho roads made an advance ovci their previous proposition in tho pay of baggagemen, tlngmen and brnkemen of $7.60 per month. Tho original demands of the men were for an Increase of 12 per cent and for a working day of nine hours. Tho managers offered an Increase In pay of iu per cent ana ucciincu to grant tt lie nine-hour day. Tho agreement was reached mainly through the efforts of Clialrman Knnpp. of the Interstate Commerce commission, and Charles Nelll, I nited States labor commission er. The agreement, which goes into effect dating from April 1, follows: Tho pay of conductors in the patson ger service to i increased iio per monin, Hint ol baggagemen 7.60 and that of fiagmen nnd brnkemen 10.60 per month as npplied to the tchedules In effect November 1, WOO. The railroads nre not to mako anv ro- duction in crews or lncrcae in mileage tor me purpoeo or ousetting the In creased wages given tho passenger trainmen. Overtime in the passenger service to bo allowed on tho basis of 16 miles per Dour, to be computed for each part oi uio run separately. Time la to be gin nt tho schedule time of leaving. Hauls on a basis of mora tlinn ten hours per day for a helix.-r or construc tion train icivico are to make no in. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST MAKE LAST PROPOSITION. Colorado Fuel A Iron company to ee- "casa in the rates paid for such ser cure, by various and devious metheds. v,co Te increases granted in tho control of great areas of tho richest coal land in tho West. The Union Pacific Coal Company is a subsidiary corporation of tho Union Pacific Railroad company. All tho stock of tho coal company, except qualifying shares for directors, is owned by tho railroad company. Tho coal company secured control of n largo amount of scrip and used it to secure cntir of land, which was rich in the finwt bituminous coal of tho Wyoming field. As it is the coal company is anxious to return the valuable land to the gov ernment and end tho mattet. But the matter will not bo allowed to end there. While there is no rxssible de fense to the title under which this scrip land has been claimed, this, though very valuable, constitutes only a small part of the coal land now held by the Union Pacific railroad, the Union Pa clfic Coal company, tho Union Fuel company and other concerns. agreement aro to apply also to rates for special services na specified in the individual schedule Upon roads having a better basis for a day's work or for payment of over time or other allowances in all branches of train service, tho acceptance of this agreement is not to act as n rcductlcn. The llrotherhood of Locomotive Fire men wns nlso granted by tho railroads an Increase of 10 per cent. NEW SPELLERS GAINING. INVOKES REFERENDUM. Linn County Grangers Hold Up Uni versity Appropriation. Albany Tho University of Oregon appropriation bill Is to be referred to the people. Kfforts ot I. Inn county Grangers to hold up the university hill culminated in a meeting of representa tives or all grnngo organisations of Linn county in Albany. llceldos the Grangers there were in attendance. President P. L. Campbell, ot tho university, and Senator M. A. Miller, member of tho board ot re gents ol tho school. These men pro- senteti very strongly tlio university s sldo ot tho niso showing the need of more money than was appropriated. The i 120,000 curried in tint l.lll was segregated by President Campbell, who explained tho use to U made ot every dollar. Hut tho Gmugera wero obdu rate nnd at tho close ot tlio conference decided to tiso tlio referendum to hold tho appropriation up until tho next general election, when the people will detormlne the fate of the pulioot; lint llttlo argument win used in sup port of tho position ot the Grunce. oth er tlian "retrenchment." It was also divided to ltavo leproduced an editorial printed in the Oregonlan of Saturday, February 11, 1905, entitle.! ".Machine Miulo Cltliens," and scatter thousands of copies oer tho state. REORGANIZE HOSPITAL CORPS Military Doard Holds Session New Company at Oregon City. Salem The stnto military board, nt Its last meeting, effected a rooigunlzn. lion of tho hospital corps of the Oregon National Guard into what will bo known In the future as the nmhiiluncu company, consisting of 411 hnti-ctimmin-stoned ollleers and men. A new com. puny will bo formed nt Oregon City to take the place ol tho one disbanded. I lie Dulles, Oregon City, Aaliland, Itiwcburg, AlUinyaud Woodhurn hnvn offered land for armory sites provided lor ny tlio appioprlutlon of $100,000 In house bill 118. No action win taken, tho matter Mug left to the towns. Tim Mirlous companies of tho state nre pay lug nn average of (300, ht year for the use of buildings as armories, nnd Gen eral Flnier figures Hint In 20 ear the stato will Ik) repaid the $t00,0ull npprtt priatian. Very little action whs taken on nc- count of tlio anticipated action ot the Grange In asking that the appropria tion lie submitted to the referendum at tlio June election. JAPANESE 8MUGGLE0 IN. Can- Hundreds Cross Border From ada and mexlco. Washington, March 4. Infoimation has reached tho immigration bureau of the Department of Commerce nnd La bor that Hundreds of Japanone have ar rived In Mexico destined for the United States. Inspector Draun, who waa sent to Mexico to investigate, telegraphed today that he had interviewed several hundred Japanese, principally laborers, who are now in Mexico. Many of thorn are In straightened circumstances. They have no Intention of tcmaining in Mex ico, but do desire to come to the United btatcs. They expect to obtain employ ment on the lailroads of the West und Southwest. Some of them have al ready applied for admission to the United States and havo been denied. WANTS TO REGAIN STRENGTH Russia Says Time Is Not Ripe for Limiting Armament. St. Petersburg, April 4. .According u i-roiessor uo Jiarents, who was re ceived Jn audience by Kmperor Nicho las yesieruay, jtuasia believes the time Is not rip for tho discussion ot the question of limitation of armaments, as C radical results cannot be obtained, ut If the United States and Great Brit ain are determined to bring the subject before the conference Russia is not in clined to insist on its exclusion. In eonsequencre of Uie unsuccessful war Ilusala'a army and fleet are far below her normal strength and she Is not willing to restrict her freedom of action In regaining her naval strength. Champions of Simplicity Rejoice Ovsr Number of Converts. New ork. April 6. Chairman Ilrandcr Matthews, of the Simplified Spelling board, at its first annual meet ing today submitted a report stating that at least 100,000 persons wero us ing tho form of spelling urged by tho organization. Most ot tho criticism against the board's activity, Professor Matthews declared, liad corro from men of letters, but this had been mere than offset by tho support of men of science. Professor Matthews says Presi dent Itooecvclt's warm attitudo toward simplified spelling had also been a powerful factor in advancing tho work. Resolutions wero adopted thanking Andrew Carnegie for the aid he had rendced the board and expressing the conviction that through the help thus rendered thero "would bo insured for counties generations a great diminu tion in tho labor of teaching and learn ing with a proportionate increaso in the things taught ami learned; a vast Increase in the facility of spreading ideas, and thereforo a vast incieaio In each individual's stock of original Ideas." REGARDED AS PERSONAL. Country Sheep Inspectors. Pendleton State Sheep Inspector Lytlo bus announced tlio appointment of olght county sheen inspectors for Knstorn Oregon. Appointments have not yet been made for Wheeler, Har ney, I-nke, Klamath fir Gilliam coun ties. Thoeo named aie: Umatilla county, John Ilrjant, Pendleton, pres ent incumbent; Wasco, P. J. Walsh, Antelopo; Crook, J. A. McCoy. Hay Creek; Malheur. II. L. Anderson. Skull Springs; Grant, George Irwin, Monument, present Incumbent; Mor row, Andrew Cook, llcppncr. present Incumbent: Wallowa, J. W. I)ule, Wallowa City, present incumbent; linker, A. N. Ingle, Hichlsnd, present incumbent. Four Jurors Are Accepted. San Franciaco, April 4 - Three of the first talesmen who will sit in tho jury box, subject to peremptory challenge, were passed by the prosecution and the defense as a result of the second day's prcceodinge in tho trial of Abraham ltuef for extortion. One having been passed by both sides tho first day, four talesmen have now been temporarily selected. When this number lias beeh increased to twelve they will be sub ject to peremptory challenge, the de fense having tho right to excuse ten jurors and the prosecution five. Rejscts Bering Tunnel Scheme. St. Petersburg, April 4. The cab inet today rejected a proposal made on behalf tf an American syndicate for tho construction of a railroad tunnel under Jlering etiaits, by which It was hoped ultimately to connect the Trans-Siberian with the Canadian Pacific- railroad. Hermann Explains Why He Made Way With Letterbooks. Washington, April 6. During the hour he wus on the stand today Dinger Hermann narrated tho circumstances under which he ordered the destruction of his 35 privato letterbooks, gave his reason lor so doing, and also exn a ned the distinction ho drew between per sonal and official correspondence. While telling tiio story of the books, he for the first time displayed signs ot emotion, and his earnestness and tialgthforwardneas as he talked direct to Hie Jury were con vicing. From his own testimony it was evi dent that Hermann never drew a fine distinction between tho official and the personal In his correspondence with Oregon friends, in fact, the bulk of his correspondence with personal acquaint ances at home waa regarded by him as personal, notwithstanding much of it dealt more or less extensively with land ollico business. Students to Fight Sheep Disease. Corvallis Four Oregon Agricultural college students aro leaving college to take positions on tho government staff for eradicating sheep dli cases in Ore gon. They are G. A. Dodson, Walter Foster, Kdgar W. Donnelly and Henry Hooer. They receive good salaries and have their expenses paid. Tho work will extend from now to tho end ot the summer. Their appointment are re ceived from the bureau of anlinnl in dustry at Washington. Dodson, Dun- nelly and Foster aro to oicrate In Kant em Oregon and Hooper in tho Willam ette valley. Commission to Hear Protests. Falem At a meeting of the stalo railroad commission a conference for April 1(1 was set. to hear the com plaints filed by tho lumbermen along the lino ot tlio Southern Pacific ml I run I in this Btate. In regard to tho raising of rates on rough lumber from $3.10 per thousand feet to 6, which rule Is to go inioonect April )H. Among tlio con cerns that havo tiled complaints aro tho Western Oregon Lumber Manufacturers' association, of Cottngo Grove, tho Ore gon A Washington Ijimber Manufac turers' association, with oir.ee in Port land, and tho II- otli-Kclly company, of Kugene. May Be Held to Three Inspectors. Salem State tabor Commissioner lloff Is In n utinliilrv over iulliitlm things to tit the now law, authorising him to upioInt special deputy liisitcrt ors ot mills, factories and workshop. no nn umuiM inosmio into our iu f HVtloii districts, but now is afmld the revenues from tho net. which levies nn annual inspection ho of III) tinou each factory, mill and vtoikslmp In tho state wliero machinery is used, will not sun- port four Inspector, and ho hits alxiut come to the conclusion that he will have to divide the state Into three dis tricts In order to make both cud meet. Iio cannot ilgure that them t will pio duco much more than $10 000 iht year ruvciuie irom tins lax, ami tlio inspect or arc entitled to $1 per day for null day's actual work together with cxihmisc allowance of about ft per day. OfTical Notice of Forest Reserve, Salem Governor Chamlierlnln has received tlio three privluinatioruj of the president, dated March 2, 1001, creat ing the Tillamook, Umixiiia and Co. quillo forest reserves. These reserves all bori'er on tho Pacific ocean, com. uicncingat Tillaoinok county and run ning south as far ns Curry county. The aggregate amount of tho three reserves is about 4,000,000. Mediators Still Hopeful of Preventing Dig Railway Strike. Chicago, April 3. In n final effort to avert tho Impending railroad strike, Comiiilisloners Knnpp and Nelll, the agents of President ltoosoyelt, will nmko a dlreit appeal to tho full coin, iiiltlcouf conductors mid tialiiiiiou to day. Tho meeting will U held in the Sherman House, and tho Fcdcial medi ators will lay Muro the 170 delegates the final proportion of tho general ninn- ageis. what that proiMitition Is neith er the commissioner nor tho labor chiefs would dl-eloso tonight, hut it is understood to contain some minor con cession. The decision of Messrs. Knnpp and Nelll to visit tho meetiuuof tlio Inlmi delegates and appeal to them direct wits reported nt n conference with the labor chiefs, which lasted until 11 o'clock Inst night. It was taken to In dicate Hint the committee which has la-en conducting the negotiations refin ed to aciept the terms if the lunungois, and that It Invited the Federal mediat ors to nitomi thu meeting and find out in a dlioet maimer what tho dclopitta thought of the offer. At tlio meeting today the cntlittmnl- tcr will Ih put up to the delegates nnd it is iHlleel that It will end tho con ferences. Tlio controversy will either U settled oi the threatened strike, which line liccu suseiidcd fur several dny while tho notfotiallon were h-iii1-Ing, will bo declared. The prospect for an amicable settlement seem mure remote. Chiefs Mnirlssey and Oarrctson at tended a mietliiK of tho full commtlfen and It was said they learned tho teiiux.r of their men as to what concessions tliey would mako in tho Interests of IK-acc. "Is the nine-hour dny the rrnl stum bling block In the way of ponce?" was nsked of Mr. (Inrretrou. "iniu not nt liberty to discuss Die illinium now, no icplletl, "but ns a matter of (net there has nolhtoin mill, uto nIiico tho coufcrcrec hits lnyun tlml uio nino-hoiir day wns not tho lent stumbling block. The men are detr mined on Hint Issue." In tho event of the negotiation being broken off ami a strike resorted to. whlcli Is n strong probability, tho teal irsuo will be the nine-hour day. TORNADO IN SOUTH Sweeps Tlirougli Louisiana, Mis sissippi and Alabama. CLAIMS A SCORE OF VICTIMS Hundred Divorce Cases on Docks'!. Oregon City The April term of tho Clicult court will lx) convened In this city Monday, April 15. The number of divorce. suits on the docket will ex ceed those of any former term, there. being nearly 100 such esses iwndlng. PORTLAND MARKETS. DUNNE LOSES OUT. Portions of Four Towns and an ln sane Asylum Devastatsd Loss Placed at 9600.000. New Orleans, I.. April it. ProNihly !6 lives weio ht today hy a ton ado which swept across Millions of tlireo Gulf slate and whiih wits traceable (or n dlshimo of 300 miles. The tornado moved hum west tocatovrr the south ern extremity of taillslahn and Missis sippi, nml striking Into Alabama fur a. smut distance. Portions of four towns wire dcstr)cd, and damage uppnuU Hinting $M.,(K0 wns done. The toimtdo U'gan at Ateinndrlu, Li., soon after' I o'ohok )cterilny morning, In.tnntly killing four ersiia there, fatally Injuring three nnd seri ously wounding 1.1 other'. Soon niter da) Unlit It readied the Mississippi river, killing four irsoit at Jackson, la., while at lk)u Sara, lit., at least half a doson others wem killed. Fiieie was one fnt.il Injury at Jai ksoti. The tonindo noil appeared at Cnl nnii, Miss., where great priirty dnui ngo was dune. A Unit ihsiii near Seluut, Ala., tho Inhabitant taw the cloud rl Into the air and the storm dlssp I Kit re-1. Tim Inntne asylum at Jaeksati, Ia.,. wns nlliHMt wholly wrecked, with a loo of nlxiui K'OO.OOO. In aildilltHl to threo female Innuitix killed many siutnlned Injuries. Two negroes were killed on it iioirhy plantation. Iteporls from tho surrounding count ly Indicated that there wns pioUhly unite k of llfiv among the negroes, wife llluwy cabin quickly eollnMcd More the wind. HONOR MEMORIAL DAY. Army- How Germany Understands It. Herlln, April 6. Tho statement made nt the Ilritish foreign office today tiiat Great Ilrlialn had net in any wa'v altered her request that the question of the limitation of armaments bo, Includ ed in the prcgram of tho coming peace conference at Tho Ifaguo causes toino surprlso in Ilerlin, as tho German for eign office understands that Great Ilrlt ain does not insist on tho question be ing formally Included in tho program, but only reserves the privilege ot rais ing tlio question in the conference. tliun leaving the other powers free. Two-Cent Fare for Michigan. Lansing, Mich., April 5. Tho senate today, 27 to 3, passed a bill requiring a 2-cent per mile passenger fare on all Lower Peninsula railroad, tho net earnings of which exceed f 1,200a mile. New Insurance Company, Salem The first domestic corpora tion over organized in this stato for tho Curposo of doing a surety and accident uslness Insuianco has been author lied by Uio secretary of shite to Incorporate under tlio laws ot tlio state, proving that they luul available capital to the amount of f 100,000. Tho Union Guar nnteo nscoclatlon Is the name of tho new firm which will have offices in Portland. William Qiafko In nresi dent and II. D. Wagnon eocretary. Wheat Club, 7.77tc; bhiestem, V)77c; valley, 70071c; ml, 71G. 7 St?. Oats No. 1 white, 2t).fiO; gray. 2820. llarley Pel, I22.B0 per ton; brew ing, 23; rolled, f23.6024.GO, itye 1.4f)1.60 perewt. Corn Whole, $25; clacked, 2fl m ton. Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $15 If) per ton; Kastern Oregon timothy, 1qoim; clover, iu; cheat, $0; grain hay, $010. Apples Common, 761, 25 per box; choice, $1.602. Vegetables Turnips, $11.25 por sack; carrots, $11. 26 ptir sack; beets, $I.251.60 per sack; horseradish, 7 Ko or pound; calulllower, $2.n() per doion; celery, $4 per orate; lettuce, neoti, 3&fo)ioo per uoicn; onions, lOQ 12jc; per dozen; sprouts, Do; radish es, 30u pel dozen; asparagus, 14c per pound; rhubarb, $1.6091.75 per box. Onions Oregon, $1.201 50 per hundred. Potatoes Oregon Iturbanks, fancy, ll.4O01.U6; extra fancy, $1.76; No. 1 cholco, $1.261.40. Ilutter Fancy cmimery, 32)36o pound. Ilutter rat Hist gnulo cream. 3(Io Chicago Votsrs Turn Down Mayor for New Man. Chlrsgc, April 3, The Itepuhllmns, hetuled by Frelerlck A. Homo for may. or, carried Chicago yesterday. IVrhniM no one was more surprised at tho result thnu the Republican thviuselve. It mnrked the climax of tho most mystify ing nnd tho filthiest ntuixtlgu ever waged In the city. Chicago will now spewlllv settle Its itrretcar problem, width has been liainled hick und forth for 11 )enrs nn a Kjtlnil asjet, theservirogroning nmro wretciieil ami nutlquntel every year. Within till iLih tho traction roininloa must nivept thoonllnanees, rutiabllitalo tho lines entirely, provide siilllclent eitrs, nlsillsh sirups, rejsivo tho streets, sprfnkliinud keep the streets In order, build such extensions nn tho city shnll order and turn over, a from February 1 of this yiiir, 65 hu cent of tho not profits. Tim city miiv Invest this mmih against tho time, it will buy the line for i.io.onn.ono niuu ti... i , ,-"v , ..aw Viv,., ur ii nuiy do iisimi io lower iiirtHi. FRISCO IN DARKNESS. Prizes for Cover Design. Poitland At a reccent session of the board of trustees of thn f!lnimlwr .( Commerce, the matter of issuing a now per pound; second giudo cream, 2o less adveitlsing looklot, n be entitled per oiind. "Oregon," came up, nnd it wa deeded Poultry A verago old hons, 16c per to offer esh prizes of $10, $16 und $26 pound; mixed chickens, 14c; spring, for tlio beat cover design. Tho pre- fryer and broilers, 2022$c; old in I u me will lo advertised when tiio roosUir. 10Ya,12u-. dress...! elilnk...... in ..-.i i,.- . . .: . --I -- competition Is opened. 17o; turcoys, llvo, 1316c; turkoys, iircsscu, cnoico, io()L'uu; geese, llvo, 8c; ducks, 1018o. r.ggs urcgon ranch, iho por Farmers Loyal to Varsity. La Grando Tho Illuo Mountain Grango at Its last meeting resented tho. dozen. action of tho Albany grnngo in holding Veal Dressod, 6Ji8c por pound, up the appropriation for the Stato unl-1 Ucof Drcaned bulls, 33J$o per verslty. Tlio farmers of this portion of pound; cows, OfJOc; country steers, 0 hastorn Oregon are heartily in fuvor of 7o helping in every possible way the stato I Mutton Dressed, funcy, 1010Ko institutions of learning und especially per pound, ordinary, 80o; spring tho state university lambs, 1213o. . . 1 T I Pork DiesHwl, 00c nor pound. "ym U0"1 Buys Land. Hop8Qllo per pound, according uii.-iii jiiu omiu luyiuiii oourn mis io quality, paid over $10,000 to Charles Riley and i Wool Kastern Oregon average best, his wifo and tho deed Is recorded cover- 13018c per iund, according to shrink- iiiK o Bcrw aim a irucuon njijoining age; valley, zuZ3c, according to fin Electric Llf.ht Plant Valued at Two and a Half Millions Oestroyed. Son Francisco, April 3. Tlio destruc tion of the electric light nnd jwwer houso of the Ban Fmnclsco Gas A Klec trie Light company at Tucntv-semnd nveniio South and Georgia street by lire mm iiiKiu pmngei almost tho entire city into (laikness, resultexl In the In juring of llvo firemen and causing a loss estimated at $2,600,000. Kxtra ixillco weio placed on duty nt the temporary hall of Justice and city prison nt Kddy and Mason street. Owing to tho darkness, the building having no gas connection, no mm mu I i a . . """ " uunweii io enter or ntvo lieu itv nr mm and no prisoners were rolmsed on hull. Commandar-ln-Chlaf of Grand Issues Proclamation. Zaneavllle, O., April fi. Command' rr-in-chlet llrown, of thn (land Aimy ot the Itepubllc, tolny hsuol his. Memorial Day pioclamatlon, ot whltli the lollowlng Is a summaiy On Thurmlay, May 30, will occur Iho annual ceremony ot gm landing thn grave of tho dead, and Ihn commander-Ill-chief culls iixin the wts to sei' llutt the Inst renting place of evrrv Union soldier, sailor ur uiarliie in their re sMvtive liNiilltlm fittingly decorated. l..fe.K d.a a.k. ll I 1 . - ..1 Si . iirii'ii'i jirni-iMnuie, jhiiiiic eH- HMiiKiniltvescrvlcMiif the henlm of the ihml sliuulil lx) held at mhiio central xilnt. Petrtiiient cominaiidcr are rlisrgoil with tho duty ol patriotic limtiufthHi In the iiuhllc rchool itvaufar n llie w 0x'iiitl(in of tho s houl autlHirille can liesti'iiml, l.et i'rl.lnv. Mnv "I. nr tho last day preceding Memorial Day,, l set aside for this Inuilablo piiriKioo. In nciordiiuco with it tlim-honi.ril ciistnni, iwh xmt wlllnlteudillvliio sirvlro In a lly on SuiKlay, May, ail, to render pinko mid thanksgiving unto the God of nations tor the innnlfolil Missing of tliu ut nnd Iho iimlls tut li enjoyment of the fruit of an enduring jawo won by tho I'nloii nun. CZAR TO ABDICATE. Ha- tho asylum grounds, which chased by tho board recently. raspur- ness; mohair, I pound. cliolce, 2802Oo pi Vr His Chauffeur Burns Spy. San Francisco, April 3. When Su pervisor Jumes G. Gallagher wa dash ing nliout San Francisco Insl winter In hi red automobile, thoqulel,iinnssiim. Ing young mahout at tho wheel was none other than n disguised detective In uio ompioy 01 William J. I urns. Whim uaiiagnor went to Knot's ollico t6 nut .!.. I. ,.. . ma iruwiio money, wnou lin awmi sped to tho homo of Mayor Schmltx to urrango upon franchise programs, when ho wont to tho bank to deposit hi own share, this mahout was always witli iniu iii uio auiomouno. Vote on 8aloons In Newbraska, Omaha, April 3, City elections wero hold In all cities and inwtm nr v... Iirnutm nviiiinl I..... I... U....1I. s . .....- U.V.. uiiiiim, otiiiui umana and Lincoln, Piolwhly thrco-qimrterH of Iho towns Ignored party liolltles, voting only on tho quostlon of licensing caloons. In only u few towns wero tho nesting conditions changed, I Will Appoint Grand Duke Michael Knt for Infant Ciarsvllch. l)lldoil, April (1. Tho Diillv Mlrrnr- claim to he In a petition to announco uiion the "highest authority" that the emiwror of Russia piirjoc to alsllmto within a mciith and that Grand Dukev Mldiael will ho appointed regent dur ing the Infancy of tho czarevitch. For Uio tst three or four weeks, the ipcr says, uvenU havo Ikhmi prisvdlug la this dim lion with llulitiiliiu Ilk.. .... j'ldlty In fit, Pcteisburg, but the scent ha Ik-cii well kept. "Uloly," savs the paper. "Iho em. oror'H mind has given way oven moro coinpluttdy, nnd ho hits shown himself Innipalihi ot performing tho sum I lost duties of hi rank." Warrants for Tralnnun, Colton, Oil., April (1. Coroner Van. Wlo today swore out warrant fm H... arrest of tho employo of the Soulheru nicitio who were hold rosonlblo for tho wreck on March 2H, In which 25 people were killed and 76 injured. Tho. following uio tho nnine of thn .,.. against whom warrants wore lrsno.l! L. It. Alvord, foreman of the switching crew; J, (1, Crusomover. su-ll.li. ...... Clarenco Warmlnfuhin. enuliup. n.,. complaints charge tlieiu with causing the death of II. V Walthcrs, of Sium inonto, who was ninong tlio killed. Tax Collector 8hort 940,000 Now OiIviiiih. Anrll (1.Am ,. ,..u.,i of an oxamlnrdloii of tho uccounts of I'ordlnand Hudonholfer, shtto tax coU lector. It win announced today that thcro was a shortage o! ovot $40,000.