jft jl J .1 I .it : j. ,T. '' AFTER RAILWAY NOW (iraml Jury Investigating Mam moth Bribe In Day City, 5450,000 WENT TO GRAFTERS After Monlht of Delay Arrangements Ar,o OompUtod for Trial of Cloit Huef. Han Francisco, April !!. A now link Iiim lieen ndded lo tint chain of evidence which connect tlio Unheal Itnl I ruuilH -with llm I will bribery deal. It In Hid inont linH)t(ant link mill come from n source v itliln tliocoinpitiiy. Tho kfaikI Jury will soon return Indictment In connection with till tuniiiiiioth bilb or) by which Ihn sum of HflO.OOO wn divided nmniig Mayor rVhmlti, Aim ItiU'f mill llm aujiervisnr. While no ilctinllo statement linn Icrn furthcoming a to ihe inrii slated fur indictment, thl tmu'li la certain thn prosecution wilt direct It llro to Hiiro litaiiehm c( tho i'orHinitluii. These brandies) are thn control, represented liy Patrick Calhoun, tho (president of tho (tiinpmiyi the nctlvn management, rcpreflentcd by Tlmriiwell Mullnlly, ntnl tlio Uw ili'pnilinrlll, at tlio head ol which U Tliey I,. Font. The next nifk will determine where tlio blniuu In to Im ptnoiol. It limy Im dlsillbuted among nil three hrunehea. Tint grand Jury tislny net up George llattoii, former political manager for Venator Prrkliia mnl morn recently on tlio uilltlcal (tun o( tho Houlherti Pad l!o, lor ltd special mark. It wn brought out t lint Mutton had hern attorney for thn lloinn Telephone coiiiHiuy before It lmght It way Into Han Franclaoo. It transpire Hint Congressman JiiIIiin Knlm wn also attorney for tin com Miiy during llm early tagc of Itit light to enter Urn 8411 Fianclsco flvll. When thn IrUl of Abo Huef on n charge of extoitinn It called today in Judge limine' court, pripcoutlon and defense will allan MtlHMCI "leady." The I'm l of thn many otpnncmenlJi anil lntrfrriH.MH which havo caused thn preliminaries to drag out ovor levrral mouth, are at nn end. OI8SOLVE UNION OF ROADS. (Final Stage I Reached In Matter of Harrlman Line. ChlntKO, April '.'.A dlnpntch to thu Tribune, limn WiwIiIiikIoii i-nyii. Thn final atayu III thn lincnlU'atlnii of Ihn Hnrriiiinn altuatlon will Ix'trin on Thuriklny noil, when the Internntlo 'Commervc conimlasluu will hear itri own euunwd mid that of Involved rnllruid In oiplmmtlou of H)litn liroiittht out In the testimony taken. FollowhiK nrKtinieiit tliu coiiiiiiImIoii Mill refer nil teNtliiiouy to the altoiuey Kelimnl, wlthnvlow to the llintltutlou ol lepil pruwdhiK lor n dlaMilutlou of thn comliluntion exlatinx nuionir the Union rnoluV, Oregon Short l.lnn, Southern Tncllto mid nllltil lliuv which hnvn Ixi'ti (ound to Ih comHilliiK, mid will preimrun reixirt for thu Informa tion ol the prcidilcnt wherein will Imi .net forth step which thu Inventlnutlon ahowa will improve thu lraiiNoitntloii fnullitlea t!eneinlly mid IctfUlntlnu ueo eiwnry to Inmiru more antlafnatory Foil tral reKiilatlon, Hermann Hat Innlna;. Waahinittnti, Arll 2, Numcroua vrltnearc for thu tlofotmo wero plnctsl on thu atnnd tixluy to luiHiu.'h thu tea tlmony hrounlit out by thu ptomviillon -thirlliK the put nuvcn winiksol thu Her mniiii trial. Their atntomuiita, while conlrndlctliiK oomlderublu teatimiuiy -oflunxl by tioverument wllunwea, had no direct bcurlnKou tlioprlnclpol point nt loxio, tlioiih their deiilula hud thu elfivt of wenkenliiK thu ironecutlou. Henry Muldtiim, durlnx hla exnmlii ntlon, teittlllnl that he cmIUhI to too Hurinnnii nt thu reiuet ol II. I1. (bit ley, Kon-ln-biw mid unauoluto couiuol of thu defendant. Hill Haa Plan. MliniNinoIlN, Apill 2.--rrualdent J. J. Illll, ol thu Oreot Northern mllrom1, la horo nrraiiKliiK n voiuproinliio nitu nicimure, which will Iki aubmltted to thu h'Kialntiiru tomorrow, iicuonlliiK tu mi nnuouiicoiiiuut uiwdu liy u rnlltniid olllolnl today. Mr. Illll, It I enid, him boon coiiferrlni? with hcml ol other roiid, tryliiK to iiiuku u mulunlly mtln- 'factory iiimiiKoment. It I learned on Kixxl niithnrlty tlmt tho nieiiauro will bo mibmlttod to thu Iculslatlvo coinmlt too In mi effort to aiihiiltuto It for IckIh hitlon now pviidlnK. Hoipltal on Mount Olivet. Joriinnlom, April 2, Tlio foiiudutlon ntotio of tlio now flortimn luwpltul upon tlio Mount of Olive, wna laid Rundny In thu prcnonco ol tlio Rovornor of Join- naloni, tho other loul olllolul mid ninny upwtatoi, to thu nccompanlmont of ohcora or Kmpcror William nnd for tlio etiltan of Turkoy, who gave tlio land mid authorUod tlio construotlon of itlio hoapltttl. CHILE WAS AIMINCI HIGH. Mouth American Ropublfc Wanted Am baisador al Washington. Washington, April 2. CJiIIu'h fall u ro to send h minister to Washington to rcplucu Mr. Walker Martinez, who ilhl not return hum uftur tlio Pan Aiiiorlciiu ootiforoneo at Itlo Jaiwi'-o Inst summer, him cnticd much torn luunt. Thn neglect of thu Chilean con gress to appropriate sufficient money to innlntiilii thu legation hn Ihcii given iih it reason for leaving thu American ml- Ion In ilmrKU of Allnirlo Yuteliain, ti-o-lotnry of tlio IckhHoii. Hut II lin Jtrnt Uvoinu known that thn rm I nium) wna hlililon ilcnp In littiii-Amorlcan jkiIUIi-m. Chllu ihvld l It woo M Im n kmhI him toliitvnun muburanilor III Waahlnxtou, mill elcpn worn Ukcn to il Inco ver what thu Unit ed KlnloN thoiiuhl of llm proixNml rlo- vnllon ol thu Clillcun repreicntnthu to WanuliiKton. Tim niiKK'tlou tlmt thu Chilean en oy iiiIkIiI Imi tnliu-il to thu ninlituua ilorlal iiiuk ant nil Ijttln Amtrlui on iMko mill a Kvnrnil nioveiiivul wna In atltutttl liy thu Southern tt public to Iienil on aucli a inovuuient. AiKntlna IhiIiik unfriendly to Chllu wan erclul ly opixiaetl to thu plan, no Uracil mid Chllit nrn nlwitya nilnl na allien nod ArKtntlrin did not wnnl her two atroiiK rat rlvul lo ouUtrlp her III Alimrlcim repieetilntlon. It hn not bi-en thn policy of thu Htatn department to lend mnUu-aador to any country which ran not he ranked a n world power, and when thn Imtitll liy ol thu rent of Houth America to inch n chtiiiL'o U-cnuie known thn United Hlnte iliH'Idisl that thu iliillilii hml U'tler not Imj atfltntisl hirlher nt till time. dNLY SPECIAL RATES QO UP. President of Weilern Union Explain Recent Advance In Toll. Nw York, April 2. ConcerniiiK thu recently auiiouncl advnncu in tno rntea chanted h) thn rompmiy, Colonel II. C. Clowry, pienldcnt ol tlio Weatern Union Toh'Kraph company, tonlKht anld: "There ha lx-un no Inrno Inrreaao In rate by the telegraph companlea. A number ol iidal nnd unproiltablp rate Imvo leen Inereavcil to thu aland anl of hcheduln pit.il, Thrro aHv'iul intra wirn dinoriinlntlho nKlmt a Inrtie iiumlet of place and wero orig inally eatnhlUlird by couiN-tlni; com imuleri, which by rearou theieol went Into Uinkruptcy. "M(Mt of thu rattv lucrrnail weru "5 rent for 10 wonl rntea. It cot nt lenit 30 cent (well to handle uch iue iit;cN for hnrt dUlnnci1 nt thu prenent time. Thu IncienMxi In thecotol tele K'liipll mnterlnl havu Ueii from 2fi to 100 tier rent within I ho last fow jeflr. "In addition to thu recent Increnn of 10 ei cent In thu iialarlM of nil iiiAiiaKcr mid ojMuntoni, there hn 1hhii lor )isr mxI n Inrite mid atmdy In- cream In waisu of nil clam ol indi vidual omplojcrt from month to month. "Tlieru I no liicreaio In thu extra word rntu, coucpicntly the newspa per' rntea remain thu miiiio." ALMOST QOT PRESIDENCY. Qrow, Former Pennsylvania Con Rreitmar Olea of Old Ae. IliiiKhamton, N. Y., April 2. Kx Connrosamnn (ialtinlm A. Orow dlisl nt hie homu In Ulenwooil, l'., Saturday a n icsiilt of n ijeiieral breakdown, nt Irllmted to old ne. Mr, Orow wn tilivte.1 to coiiKrcsri from tho W 1 1 mot district of I'ennayhnuln n thu young est momlier of that Uxly In 1851, nnd niter retirement from public Ufa for nearly 40 yearn hn ro-cntorcd tho lumso ol repreeeiitatlve a congrfsainau nt Iiukd from I'eniiHylviiuln. When hu rutlrl fouryenia ao hi public Horvlce In tho hoiiao extended over thu loiiKcut porlod, nlthouuli not root I n nous service, ol nuy man who ovor Hut In that Inxly. During tho mito-bollum day ho wn ono of tho Ust known men in tho United States, nnd In 1804 he emtio within onu vote of huliiK nominated for vlco preeldcit In plnco of Andrew Johnion. Disorder Have Ceased. Uuchnreat, April 2. It la aemf-olll- dully Muted tlmt In mmiy dlHtrh-ta tho peusmita nro ropnirin tliu ilaninno iiono to proiK'ity mnl restoring stolon wU to their ownurri, DlHturlmiicoa nro re ported from Putiui In Moldavia, mid many easca of plunder, InceiidlnrUiii nnd uiiirhI conlllot In Wulnchln. A iiumhur ol pcnmintii havu boon killed or wounded by troop at Ijuiku nnd I'atulolo. At llullcen, In tlio contor of tlio dluturbed nren, nil tho rlnulMidorv have boon cnptiirtl, Thu communea of lltiorouinl ami l'ciiKiMil mo in revolt. Suppre Newt In Ruttla, Bt. l'oloiehiirit, April 2. I'romler Rtolypln hn sent n circular to tho gov ernor ol province ordering thorn to prohibit tho printing ol new of thu agrarian dlHonlor In Itouuinnlu, In tho (ear that thoy might spread to Ruula, NEWS FROM THE uhuwn aroHS nodiiLinta. American Dlplomant Prevent Bom' bardmenl of Amapala. WimIiIiikIoiii April A. Mr. Cored, thu McnriiKiimi imIiiUUt. railed nt thu Htnto ili)niitimnt today mid Impilred wliiittiutliorlty rhllllp Drown, mnto Inry of lint Ainurlcmi h'Kutloii to Oiintc inula mnl Moniliirnx, hml for IiIn IiiUt lereiuc with thu lioinbnrdiuont of Aiim xila, llouditma, by thu Nlciini(min toicea. Mr. Cor hi 'c advlccx fioin hla homo Kovurnmunt ahow that Mr. Ilrown went to Aninpnlti, jwrmiiuled thu Nlcainxinna to tmns llrlnu foi -I hour mid then went to In Union, Halvndor, whencu ho IimuhI ii protect, HiyhiK that HnUndor would rricitrd reio ml of thu Ixjiiilunl iiicntniitt divlardtlon ol wnr apiltial Hnlvador. Htnto ilftt.ii tnunt olliclala relunu to dlnchjMu whut Mr. lliown'a In atrtatlon luvti been. I'rcaldetit Ibjnliln I atlll aurrouuded nt AmnMla, iki (ur mm thu Plate depart ment know, hut thu bombardment of thu town by Nlcaraitimn KnboatM lun ccamxl. ADVtCli (IN HAILHOAO LAWS. Sttcknty, Speyer and WhllrldRe, Of- tar Prldnt bu;B;eftlona. WnchlsiKloii, April fi. Thupicaldent lin rcielel commiiiilcatloiiM from A. II. Ktickney, o( llioChlni.i(irrint Went ein; Jninen 8'jer, of thu latiikltiK llrm of HjMiycr k Co , of New York, mid Frcdcilck WhllrldKc, n New York law- yer, nil of them Imiimiik on thu rnlliund altiuitlon. Mr. Htlckuey uiii'Ien num ber ol RiiiHteiitlon which hu thought mlnlit Im ol value to thu prealdent In any legislation he iuIkIiI di-nile to rec oiiiuiend to (Otiicre. The president today replied to Mr. Stickney'a letter and reipiested that Ik elnlMrntu to aomo extent thu point ho had alrendy brought out. Mr. Whit rldicu haa Inh'H lutitetl tocomu here to confer with the prealdent and I expect ed hero within tho next fow day. Slop Hitchcock Mathod. WnahliiKton, April 2. Secretary Gitriluld I alowly hut ()teiiintlclly ellinluatlnK Hitchcock inelhcxl from the ad m I ii IH ration of the Interior depart ment Tho timet Important reform now In contemplation 1 tho olimltintlon of tho practicoof lKiiilrxiiliii'tlie clmnict cr ol honcet men, Hereafter Intpcct init otlioinl will ho held atrictly ac roiininhlu fur their rrorti ruid when over they nttnek thu rharnctor or record of any innn, they mint nuiku K'xx) or Ket out of Uio service There luut licen altogether too much rccklctumcfa iu Into year, nnd It hat Ot to atop. (Jar lleld is ns nnxiouN as Hitchcock to pun ish Kraflerri mid bind thieve but hu will not tolerate rocklessneM, Poital Agreement With Canada. Washington, April .1. At n confer eiico between l'ostinister Ocncml Im inleux, of Canada, nnd 1'iwtmaster Gen eral Meyer, of tho United State, in thl city txlay,nnngreeinent wna reach ed to amend tho postal convention ex isting between tho two coimtric insofar m it nftccta thu transmission of new pjpei mid Kriodicnl known a eecend class mutter between tho to countries. Can in In acccpta tho tentntlvu proposal of thl country that second class matter mulled In ono country nnd addressed to tho other might bemibjoct to u rate ol 1 cent for scuch four ounces or fraction thereof on each bulk (Mckage, prepaid by stumps uillxed, Proiecute Polion Seller. Washington, April 4. Tho depart ment of Agriculture la making prepara tion to begin prortecutlon under the nuru food law mid Dr. Wiley ha given Instruction to hla Insix-ctoi to nccuro na soon a (losilblo the sample on which the accusation will ho based, Tho offending establishment have generally Ihcii located, mid nothing retiinlns ex cept to ohlnln aptvimena cf tho article. When those nro procured chargcu will Iki formulated mid aiiniilledtotho Unit ed States district nllornoy in whouo district tho offendcitt limy reside. Delleve Neroee Ou Itleta. Wiwhlngton, Apill 4. Captain 1'. Lyon, of Company I), Twenty-tllth in fantry, win tho only wlliuwd cxnmliuM toduy in tho lirowiiNville inveatlpition before tho senate eommitteo. Ill nei- soiial vlow that negro soldier did not do tlio ehootlng nttnu'led much ntteiiv tlon, ns ho fald ut llrt ho was con vinced of tholr guilt, but hla oplnon wna ohaiigiM by tho report ol exports who exnmliHsl tho aholla picked up In tho streeta of Ilrownsvlllo. Qeneral Humphrey Reappointed. Washington. April 4. Tho nroaldent ha reapiKilnted llrlgadlor Goneml Churle F, Humphrey as (lunrtormnster geitoml to succeed hlmaolf on the ex piration of his present term. New Ltghthoui Engineer. WnshliiKkn. April 0 M. J. llmke. of Oregon, was today appointed assist ant engineer in tho V. S, lighthouse set vlco. NATIONAL CAPITAL fLAN TO bXACT THItlUrE. Forestry 8erv.ee Would Tax line of Right of Way. Pipe. Washington, April 2. Tho Foreatry Bui vlco hn submitted to the attorney genurul the qucetloii of tho legality ol tho pnictlco of so cluirglng couiinoiclnl couiKinlo for tho right of conducting water through tho reserve for tho de velopment of jxiwcr and other purjKe a to causo thorn to contrlhuto to the eiHiiio of maintaining tho reeerve. Tlio aorvico ha horotoforo oxacted joy merit for pliellnea taking water from the stream In tho tecervet, hut tho right to do ao haa been questioned, nnd It la now tho purpoao lo wuro tho at torney gem-mfe vlow of tho point. The Foreatry administration take tho posi tion that tho coirinlce should iy something for tho servico they receive through tho consultation ol tho water of tho streams on which they roly, and they find their only opportunity iu the chargo of the right of way. r radically nil the water used by them is conveyed through pipelines for tho production ol electricity and the do- ruanii la consuintly Increasing. Express Company at Merchant. Wellington, April 3. At the recent session of congress the snnto adopted n resolution directing the Interstate Com merce eommlialon to Inquire Into state ment that the American, Adam, United States, I'aclllc and Well Fargo l.xpres companies, or cither of them. ate engaged through any agent in the business of buying, selling or Jinndllng on consignment fruits, vegetables nnd oyster entering Into Interstate com merce nnd to report the result ol Its Investigation to tho senate. Today the. coiumlhalon Issued nn order requiring tho express companies named to (He with tho commission statements show ing in detail to what extent. If any. they mo engaged in tho business Indi cated. Accept New Post. Washington, April 4. Gecrgo F I'nllock, thn ex-assistant commissioner of the general land oldie, has accepted a position In tho forest service. It 1 no secret among the member ol thr forest service that Mr. I'inchot hn wished for somo timo to secure for his own bureau tho advnntagoof Mr. Pollock's intimate familiarity with public land questions. A new position has now lieen created which will put him in chargo of all nuitleiH relating to public land in for est reserves, claim, privilege, cllmi nation, etc. To Remodel Fair Ground. Salom Twenty piieonett from the stato penitentiary lmvo been detailed under Guards Klmer White and Frank ltenson to commence work on thn fair grounds. All tho old buildings that nre worthless will he torn downnnd replac ed uy moucrn tuuciurc. bucii lumber as can bo utllixcd will be saved, but a general plan of reconstruction will be carried out, and it I tho purpose o( the board to get tho hulldincs and grounds in tho beat condition Uiey liave ever been. Invitation Reaches Rosen. Washington, April 6. Huron Itosen, tlio Itutslan aiultisradnr, called upon Secretary Itoot at tho Stato department today and Informed him ho liad receiv ed from St. Petersburg tho invitation to tho United States, to attend tho sec ond Hague conference. Tho invitation was In French and It was necessary to make a translation before it could bo handed to Mr. Itoot otliclnlly. Consulship Given Manning. Washington, April 0. latino A. Man ning, of Portland, was today appointed consul to Cartagena, Colombia. Mi, Manning recently took the consular ex amination for which ho was designated by thn president at the request of Sen ntor Fulton in John Iiurrctt. Since hla examination ho has been strongly in dorsed by Senator lloiirne for early ap pointment. Dayton Comtnanot Asiatic Fleet. Washington, Apill 3. Itenr Admiinl James A. IXiyton, horotoforo iu com mand ot the rhll nnlno snundron. todnv assumed command of thu Asiatic Meet nit tho relief of Hear Admiral Drown son, who has been oidered to thl city to roliovo ltcttr Admiral Converse, re tired, as chief of tho bureau ol naviga tion. Contract for Life-Saving Tug. Washington, April 0. Tho contract for constructing Neah Hay (Washing ton) lifesaving tug will bo awarded to I'usoy A Jones, of Wilmington, I)ol., tholr bid being 18l),057. No Pacific coast tlrma submitted bids. New Washington Postmasters. Washlntgop, April 0. Washington postmasters appointed: Watorloo. Wal ter A. Park, vice II. Thew. resinned: Gibson, Thomas Willis, vice Guy War- lug, resigned. MUST IMPROVE WATERWAY8 Only Practicable Way To Solve Freight Problem, 8ys Hill. Now York, April 1. James J. Hill, president of tho Great Northern, taking as a toxt tho recent action of l'reiident Ilooaovelt In appointing a waterway commission, said today that through tho waterway of tho country, properly Improved, must come tho much desired improvement In tho freight-handling conditions. The country, he said, must look to it waterways for Immediate re icf of tho freight pressure. "If tho government would Improve it waterways and extract from them one-fifth of their latent possibilities," said Mr. Hill, "tho frelghl-handling problem soon would bo nearer solution than the railroads themselves can ever hope to bring It. "There lias been In tho past a feeling among some rallioad men that water ways development would bo inimical to railroad Interest. I do not think it would, and If thl idea lias not already wnony disappeared It la In a (air way of doing so soon. We realized that we havo created in tho prosperity cf the country a condition that call loudly lor teller, and any mean to that end would be welcome. "Take, for Instance, a 16-foot chan nel In the Mississippi from St. Iui to .New Orleans. There Is no more Im portant work for tho general govern ment than this Improvement It might cost (100,000,000, hut when it was finished a single powerful tow boat could pull from 30 to 40 tialnloads. Heavy freights, requiring only moder ate cpetd in transportation, would go to the seaboard by way of the Gulf, and there would no longer bo freight con gestion between the East nnd West." ADVANCE RATES ON GRAIN Railroads Take Revenge For Two- Cent Fare Laws. Washington, April 1. In accordance with their intention expressed somo timo ago, the railroads constituting the Western trunk lines, the Central Traffic association and the Eastern trunk lines havo filed with the Interstate Com merce commission tariff increasing tholr rateea on east bound grain and grain product, to becomo effective about Apill 1. This sction wsa Ukcn, it I under stood, becauio of tho enactment by leg islature of some ol the western states of laws regarded as inimical to their Interests. The particular law to which the railroads took exception was the 2cr nt faro act of the legislature of Ne braska. When the new tarifls wero died, the commission suggested to tho carriers that tlio time (or putting the increased rates into effect should bo postponed. Tho carrier cheerfully acquiesced and the commission ha granted the carrier permission to pout and (lie amendments postponing the proposed advances In rates to May 1. CHOOSE NEW PRESIDENT. Honduran Rebels Will Make Qenoral Qulterrez Their Chief. Washington, April 1. General Dlo niso Guiterrex, ono of the most prom inent leader of the revolution In Hon duras: against President Ikmllla, prob ably will bo president of Uio provision al government established by the Hon durian revolutionist with the aid of President Zolaya, of Nicaragua. A dis patch received today from Commander Wlltothalter, of tho American gunboat Paducah, now at Port Lluion, Costa Itica, states that It is reported there that General Guiterrex is the favorite candidate for the head of tho new gov ernment In Honduras. It Is also repotted in Port Llmon, ac cording to Commander. Winterhalter'a dispatch, that Prealdent Ikmllla is com pletely surrcunded. The dispatch does not stato oxactly where Senor Ikmllla Is, but It Is believed that ho Is some where near Amapal on tho south coast of Honduras, Dispatches received by tho State de partment from sevoial different points In Central America announce tho bom barding ol Amnpnla. Girl's Beauty Worth 31,200. Pari, April 1. Twelve hundred dol lars Is the value placed upon beauty by tho Swiss Federal tribunal. It had been spoilt by n dog's bite, and the girl claimed damages fiom the owner of tho dog. Tho local court nt Davos awarded her f 800. The dog's owner, a butcher, appealed and, when the case came before tho higher court, tho Judg es confirmed tho award and raised tlio damages to 11,200, because tho girl, who was 17 and had been very pretty, had sufTeied tho "diminution of her beauty" becauso of tho bite. C liver, the New Governor, London, April 1. King Edward lias approved tho appointment ot Sydney Oliver to be governor of Jamaica In suc cession to Sir Alexander Swettenham, who recently resigned tho office, giving M the leaaon advanced year. iws ToniOEEir In a Condensed Form for Bnsy Readers. HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINErYTS A Resumo of tho Less Important but Not Lest Interesting Evenf of the Past Week. Carnegie lias given an endowment of 10,000,000 to Catnegio Institute. All railway employes eatt of tho Mississippi will demand more wages. Cubans are caper for a decision as to when the end ol intervention will come. President Joseph Smith shy tlio Mormon church lias ubandoned poly gamy. President IJonllla, of Honduras, Is gathering force to continue the Central American war. The amount of coffee being Import ed into tho United States I decreasing, but the Importation of cocoa is increas ing. Kooeevclt is counting on compelling congress at its next session to pas a reform land law by enforcing present statutes. Eight more indictments are coming for San Francisco telephone men. Htney has sent a warning to Detwiler that he liad better give np. England Is becoming aware of tho fact that 75 per cent of the canned goods used in that country come from the United States unlabeled and that English label are put on by the im porters. A part of the outer wall of the Vati can lias collapsed. A denunciation of the czar mar causa dissolution of the douma. Uoojovelt say corporations have con spired to defeat his policy In 1008. Thaw lias been declared sane, but Jerome will appeal for a right to aeo the evidence. John A. Lewi ha reached Chicago from Mexico and will at once start the fight to secure control of ZIon City. Governor Swettenham, ot Jamaica, resigned because he was ordered to apologiie by his home government. Tlio army quartermaster's depart ment at Manila Is under Are because the payroll has been found to bo pad ded. Hcney has found that the telephone companies contributed to both sides in the campaign of Schmitx for mayor of San Francisco. Harrlman' lawyers are delending before the Interstate Commerce com mittee the right of railroads to water stock. They also ciaim rival roads have a right to combine. Oklahoma elections gave Republicans control. Six men were overcome by gas in a mine at Lead, 8. D. The Hermann defenso lias attacked Hitchcock's method of conducting tho land otHce. Doctors in the Thaw caso have dis agreed, some saying him sano and oth ers insane. J. J. Hill has formally retired a president ol the Great Northern and his on Louis lias Bbsumed control. As a lesult of the city election In St. Louis the Democrats jm In complete control of overy branch of tlio city gov ernment. All cities and towns of Colorado ex cept Denver have just held municipal elections. The liquor question was tho chief one and in a largo number ot place the temperance people carried the day. A letter (rem Harrlman to a frleud published In Eastern papers, eaya Roosevelt asked him to raise $200,000 fot the 1001 campaign fund, which bo did. Tho president says tho statement is false. On tho liner Siberia, due In San Francisco May 3, are coming a number ot Chineso military officers being sent by their government to the J la meat own exposition to study tho warships ot all nations. NIcaraguans have captured another Honduran port. Ituet has appealed to the Sunreme couit for release on bail. A new movement has been started in the South to end the raco problem. The government Is to prosecute Hill for violation of the 28-hour law for stock. Railroad employes are willing to yield on the question ot wages but are? firm foi nine hours A storm at Havana drovo waves Into the city, causing much damage. Man Uvea wero endangered.