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NEWSOF THE WEEK
i Ju o rniulonscil Torm Inr Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO COOTINEKTS
A num of the Lees Important bu
Not Lesa trrtereetlng Events
Mb Past Wk.
Htrrrtrnrs In Hnn l'rnnelneo are now
tii ii ii I in; almost full limn.
I'tnofla nml Mull tides nrn enuslng
groat iiiiiiti(! In Loiilslniin.
Ilmrat nml PullUer nrn both nfter
Din frnnelilxi of Hie defunct Chicago
It In nll tlmt tlm HI. Paul Pioneer
I'rrM lino immi'il uut uf llio control uf
J. J. Hill.
Nebraska linit adopted Ilia reforeti
I ii in law mul tlio eourli dcelnro It per.
Tim Preneh cruiser Clwnsy, which
went nuliurn on tlm Hadillo Islands Mny
W, la a tutul Ihm.
A not Iht rniiiy lift been lucorpo
rated to liullil n rnllroad from l'urt
I ami to Ml. IIchhI.
Tlm Amerlfnn Ment Parkers' Asso--rlntUn
will hereafter buy nil livestock
nuhjett to nt IHiiftt'lll government III
KMHrtlun. Tlm Dnnlsli gvernicnl Itna deeliled
nut nguln to tnkn up tlm subject of
filing tlm Danish West Indies to I lit)
Two Ktigllsh lleutennnts who made
n bnlloeii voynun rrntly have been
civ (hi up for lost. The balloon wm
picked up nt .
Japanese In Honolulu nre signing n
ix'tltion to tlm Prwildent to rvsfiiid
iila order forbidding tlm admission of
Japanese from tho Insular Masion.
Little progress I bring mmln In se
curing n Jury In tlm Be Innlu so In
Had Prnnciseo. Hliinlt' ntliirnry wm
inntriirM to -18 hours In jail for con
tempt. Guatemala U making every prepara
tion fur a war with Mexico.
An American painter liai won the
medal of honor at the Pari salon.
Two anil one-half incite of snow
fell In Cloudcrofi. N. M.. and more it
Kuroki w.u wclcflined to Milwau-
I... '. 1... .I..........I. ..I .In. ...a
witfrliouts of "ilanzai."
Suit has heen Hied in the Missouri
supreme court to ditiolve the merger
of (he Gould railroad iniercin In that
Chinese rchelf s.iy they have no III-
-will against foreigners, their only aim
iieuiK to overthrow lUc prcient gov
crmucnt. Owing in the labor Irouldei at
(ioldficlii. Nev the jails arc full and
many arc nut on ball because there
ii no room for them in jail.
A Virginia baby nine dayi old
-called out the names of its parents,
grand parents and others, ami tlien
the word "heaven." The child died
I at the age of two weeks.
The Northern Pacific has ordered
1 31,000 ions of steel rails from the
I-ackawanna btcc Company, in ad-
Million to 03.000 Ions recently ordered
iroin i iic Illinois Steel Company.
The Japanese Association, nf San
Francisco, declare thai attacks niion
r Japanese resident of the city are
constantly repeated, and will insist
x '"i me uimicii oiaici uovcriiiuciu
,J take up the mailer.
7 While returning from ihc funeral
if Mrs. McKlnlcy. the President
rrasned the urimv hands nf workmen
f willingly as any others whenever
his train made stops, lie was hears
ay cnccrcu nt all stations.
A serious rebellion li.ia brnkrn nut
f The whole City of Cnnlnn, O., Is
In mourning for Mrs. McKluley.
The body of Ian Macl.aren (Rev
pr. John Watson) was laid to rest In
Reilf annenrs as hl own liwvrr 11k
will remain a prisoner while his mil.
lionaire friends arc nil out on hail.
lfrllPV rf.fll.l LnnLm.L.a n.. tl..
, ...... .. m iimmiiKinii nil IMC
Jury, saying a nrofessional lawbreaker
would not be likely o try lawbreakers
The body of an American priest
was found in n trunk in a New York
lodRliiK-liouic. Itohbcry Is believed
to have prompted the murder.
A masked banJIt held tip n street
enr In the outskirts of Portland, killed
the conductor, wounded the motor
man, got all the cash and escaped.
The kliift and queen of Norway,
Willi the baby prince, received a royal
we come nt Paris, on their way to
visit the queen's mother in England.
Governor Iiuciitcl, of Colorado,
Rgrees with Roosevelt that It would
be a good thing if certain Idle, use.
ess rich men were knocked In the
Mny Irwlu, the noted uctresa hne
warrlod her former tuoatrlcal man-er.
DEUUlVlNa THE I'UULIO.
Ulrlkabrimliars ftnush Oar Windows
mid I liar Maporl Hlots.
linn KrnnclHCO, Mny 2H. A llvuly
row dtivulopitd hutwuou tho polluu
mul tho Unltud Itnllrondii In connoc
tlon with tho withdrawal of cars on
Kentucky ntrnot nml Han llriiuo avo
nuu IIiidn yontordiiy, owlnx to ulluK'-'d
vlolouco of union nymputhUorn unci
lundi'iunto pollen protection.
Chief of Police Dlmtli mndo pub
llo reports of hoiiio of hi oltlccrs, In
which It Is churned that soma of tho
ntrlkobrenklng inotorinon and con
doctors dulllmrittely smashod the
windows In their cars to uiako It ap
pear that vlolenci) had boon commit
ted ti tit then reported to the com
pnny that tho cars had boon erected
with a fuollnrto of stones.
Captain Duke, of the Kouthcrn
Pollco Illation, In whoso district are
the lines ou which the cum wero
withdrawn, In n report made to
Chief Dlnnn, declared that the re
ports of nomu of tho non-union em
ployes of tho United Itnllronds are
malicious falsehoods, nnd In mipport
of which ho submitted tho reports
of some of his men.
Corporal of Police John Morlnrlty
reported that he saw Inspector II.
(lorumn deliberately trenk nil tho
windows of rt car an KlRhtconlh
street yostorday moruliiK with nn
Iron bar, nnd declared that (lormnu
subsequently reported that the car
hud been stoned. OMIcer A. (I. Hkolly
rondo n written report that ho saw n
conductor flro n brick through throe
windows In his enr on Han llriiuo
nvenue. The enr wns running nt
such speod, according to tho oulcor,
he could not board It.
Thornwell Mullntly, nsslstnnt to
Prusldent Calhoun, was very Indlg
nnnt when hu ln-ard tlmt the police
had mndo public such reports, llo
admitted that sstne of tho company'
employe broke window In their
enrs, but said thnt It was done In or
der that flyltiK Rlnss might not on
dnnxer the passenger.
It we a comparatively quiet day.
About tho usual number nf car wero
run. There wero Isolntcd Instance
of rock-lhrowInK) but no serious
About 7 o'clock last evening a riot
cnll was sent In from California nnd
Presidio avenues, where n car had
been dernlled and was surrounded
by n crowd. Hovrral rock were
thrown from bohlnd a hudgo which
skirt the road nt thnt point. No one
wns Injured. Although partlnl ser
vice ha been maintained for nearly
two weeks, tho number of passon
gers that patronise the enr dally I
still loss than one-third of tho nor
nml number carried boforo tho
IRISH WILL RESIST.
"Ireland for tlm Irish" Doycott All
lindon. Mny 28 When Pnrlln
meut meet today Mr Henry Camp-bell-Ilannerman
will toll tho Com
mon what the Cablnot propose to
do with tho Irish Council bill. Hvory
one expects It will bo dropped with
an llttlo corotnony n possible, but
Mr. Ilalfour, tho director of tho op
position, Is not likely to lot It pnss
without n chnnro to remind tho coun
try how tho I.lhernls In his opinion,
muddled tho business.
Tho chance nro thnt tho govern
ment will do nothing for Ireland this
session, slnco tho members of the
Cabinet resent the repudiation by
their Irish allies of tho Irish Coun
cil bill. Mr. Illrroll, Chief Becretnry
for Ireland, betook himself to tho
country boforo tho Dublin convention
and his secrets ry refuses Informa
tion ns to his whereabouts ( nil In
terviewer. A revival of troublous time for
Ireland nftor never! year of qulot
Is discussed. Tho nocloty cnlled
"filnn Koln," mennlng literally "for
ourselves," composed of tho hottest
of tho nntl-Drltons, n majority of
them young men, has gained much
Importnnco lately. It purposo Is for
Irishmen to rofuso to entor Into bus
iness or social relation with tho
I'.ngllnh In Ireland, nnd ns fnr ns
posslblo for Irlshmon to nbstnln from
entering tho employ of Englishmen.
Close Call From Death
Twin Tails, Idnho, May 28.
Adrift In n dlsnbled ferry bont In tho
swift running wntors of tho Rnnke
rlvor, Miss S. Hollo Chnmberlnln,
Stnto Superintendent of Public In
struction, nnd Miss I.oulso Johnston,
Stnto Mbrrtrlnn, woro snntchod from
tho Jaws of donth, Tho womon wore
crossing tho river with I. II. Todd, of
Chlcngo, nnd II, M. Iledon, of Pon
ton, whon tho cnblo snnppod, lonvlng
tho bont holples nnd only for tho
proaonco of mind of tho two men tho
bont might havo gono ovor tho falls.
Japan Subdues Formosa.
London, Mny 28. Tho Time To
klo correspondent any tho Jnpnnoso
havo rosolvod to subjugate tho wholo
roglon nloug tho cost const of tho Ib
bind of Formosa. An oxpodltlonary
force of 8,000 tint) nlnco Inst Autumn
boon steadily pushing Into tho sarngo
roglon, whoro In nplto of obstlnnto
roslstanco good progress baa boon
Foreign Sailors Want Rslie,"1
Glasgow, Mny 28. Tho Clyde en
men held a meeting Ruturdny night
nnd pnssod a resolution to tntlmnte
Immediately to the Blenmahtp ownorn
thnt It thotr demand for Incroaso ot
wages 1 not granted by Mny 20, ea
trome moeanroa will be Ukon,
-j j-1 c
NEWS FROM THE
OonaparU Tells Csblnet About Row
In Ban Francisco. I
Washington, Mny 30. At the cabi-l
net meeting yesterday, Attorney-General
llouaparte laid before the I'reil
lent and Secretary Hoot the report of
District Attorney Devlin, of San
Praucitco, upon the alleged assault)
on Japanese residents of that city.
The report, Mr. llonapart says, shows
that the first stories of the aliened
assault Were exaggerated, and that
the dllhculty appeared to be a lack ol
police protection, owing to a strike.
Secretary Hoot took the report with
ecrctary Hoot took the report with '
him, and if any further action is taken
It will be by the Stale Department.
Mr. Hoot received the following t el-
cgraiu from the governor ol Cali
fornia in answer to a message of in
quiry relative to the attack upon
Japanese In San Francisco last Tuesday-
"Your telegram of May 25, con
ccrnlug attaint made upon Japanese
received. Will call attention of Chief
of Police of San Prancitco at once lo
your telegram ami request him lo use
every cllort to protect these people.
Think the assault, were due largely lo
uncertain conditions existing in San
I'rancitco by rcaion of tlic labor
The State Department has taken .10
further action In the matter as yet,
but undoubtedly will communicate
Governor Gillett's telegram to the
Japanese embassy, and the belief is
eprcsicd that it will sufficiently meet
TAKE UP JAPAN'S KICK.
8an Frsnclso Business Housss At
tacked Federal Inquiry Order.
Washington, May 29. Informa
tion thnt Japanoso havo been sub
jected to lll'troatroent nnd Indigni
ties lu Ban Francisco carno to the
State Department today from two
sources, and 8ecrotary Hoot his
taken measures for thu protection of
the Japanese through two channels.
Ambassador Wright nt Toklo
cabled that a Japanese restaurant
and Japanese bnthhouso In San
Francisco hnd been demolished by a
mob, and Viscount Aokl, tho Japan
ese Ambassador here, laid before Mr.
Root dispatches from tho Jnpaneso
Consul-Oencrnl nt Han Francisco de
tailing tho samo occurrence.
Mr. Hoot nt onco made request on
Attorney-floncral Honaparte, that
the United Btatcs District Attorney
In Ban Francisco be directed to raako
an lmmedl.to Investigation. Mr.
Honaparto thereupon telegraphed
both tho United State District At
torney and tho United Btatcs Mar
shal at Ban Francisco to forward re
ports by telegraph.
Child Labor Commission Meets.
Washington, May 28. Tho Na
tional Commission on Child Labor,
composed of oOlclat representatives
ot the National Manufacturers' As
sociation, American Federation of
Labor, tho Oenerat Federation ot
Women's Clubs and tho National
Civic Federation, met hero to organ
tie. The commission called on Pres
New Governor Appointed,
Washington, May 30. Ambassador
Creel now has a clear field for the
governorship of Chihuahua, the other
two nominees having withdraw in his
favor The election will take place
next Sunday, His election will not,
however, necessarily mean his with
drawal from Washington, as the Mex
ican law permits designation of an
Land Commissioner Coming,
Washington, May 3t. Commis
sioner Ilallinger, of the General Land
Oflkc, will accompany Secretary Gar
field next month on his proposed
tour of the Western State, and will
make a general Inspection of laud of
fices. The tour will begin at Denver
June 1, when the Secretary will at
tend the laud convention.
Promote Japanese Friendship.
Mit n-L XT?!!. 11 T1!,.. Iqn.n.t.
Society of New York was formally
organized today. The objects of the
society will be the cultivation of
iricmuy relations uetwrcii tne united
States nnd Japan, ami diffusion Among
the American people of a better
knowledge of the Japanese people.
Hear Arguments on Damages.
Washington, May 31 Notice has
been given to Interested parties that
the Interstate Commerce Commission
wilt conduct n hearing on June 15
next in this city, nn the general ques
tion of the liability of carriers for
property destroyed or damaged in
New Rural Routo.
Washington Rural Route No. 1
has been ordered established August
X nt Kerby, Josephine County, Ore
gon, serving 403 people and 110 faint-
Washington, Mny 28, The Presi
dent appointed Colonel J. M. K. Da
vis a nrlgndler-Qenernl of the lime,
t raceeod General Constant "Wll
Haass, who reKred.
WAN ibliU WArt.
Mexico Angry With Guatemala but Nit
Dispose to Figlu.
Washington, June 1. Concerning
sensational reports about expecta
tions of war between Mexico and
Guatemala, Ambassador Creel, of
Mexico, said today to the Associated
"'llicre ii nothing pending and no
reason for any fear of war between
the two countries. The assassination
ol cx-Prctidcut Manilas by a Guate
malan developed in Mexico a feeling
of iudigation and a strong protest by
public opinion against such a crimi
nal action, more so when it was
known that General Lima, from
Guatemala, was supposed to be impli
cated Mexico asked for the extra
dition of General Lima, not as com
pulsory under the treaty, but offering
Guatemala the privilege that might
have been accepted, Guatemala de
clined, and this was the cud of the
"'1 here remains in Mexico a feel
ing of grievance ami condemnation
in public sentiment, but not a spirit
of war. The troops that have been
located on the frontier of Mexico and
Guatemala are there for the purpose
of keeping order and to give protec
tion to the people of all nationalities."
SCOUT CHUIaElt LAUNCHtD.
Swift New Vessel Is Expected to
Steam 24 Miles an Hour.
Quincv, Mass. May 31,-7-Thc scout
cruiser IlirmiUKlum, one of the laest
types of fast warships, was launched
today. Miss Mary Campbell, of
llirmlugham, Ala , broke a bottle of
champagne upon the steel prow as
the be vessel started down the ways.
The Uirmingham, which is expect
ed to make 24 knots an hour, is a de
parture in shipbuilding in the Ameri
can Navy. The Uirmingham is 420
feet over all, 40 feet H inches in
breadth, and has a draught of 10 feet.
The coal capacity is 1,-10 tons, and
her steaming at full speed is estimated
at 1.H73, or 6,2 JO miles, at 10 miles
an hour. It is estimated that she
will develop 10,000 horse power.
The hull is built of steel through
out, with two longitudinal bulkheads
and live decks, the main and berth
decks being continued from stem to
stern. Her battery will consists of
two five-inch and six three-inch rapid
fire guns, and two 21-inch submerged
torpedo guns. Her motive power
will be derived from vertical engines
wiih four cylinders, triple-expansion
type, and she will have the usual twin
Washington, May 31 The Slate
Department today received a trans
lation of the treaty of peace, nego
tiated at Amapala, Honduras, under
which friendly relations were rc-es
lablished between Nicaragua and Sal
vador, following their estrangement
over the conflict between the former
The treaty stipulates that differences
between Salvador and Nicaragua
shall be adjusted by the obligatory
arbitration of the Presidents of the
United Stales and Mexico, who shall
have the power, in case of not arriv
ing at an agreement, to name a third,
whose decision shall be final. The
President of Mexico will have the
right to delegate hit functions as ar
bitrator. Sort to Watch Rebellion.
Washington, June 1. Instructions
have been cabled to the commander
of the gunboat Helena, which arrived
at Pnuchow, China, a few days ago,
to return at once to Amoy, the near
est port to the scene of the armed
uprising ngainst the Chinese local
officials. The purpose is to have a
warship available to protect foreign
ers In Kwang Tung province in case
the rebellion threatens to get beyond
conlrpl of the local authorities. Al
ready a German and llr'tisli warship
have been sent to Amoy and Canton
Americans Win Cont-ict.
New York, May 29. In the face of
the keenest competition on the part
of foremost Italian, German and other
European concerns, another import
ant contract has been allotted to
American electrical interests by the
Italian government. The contract,
valued at about $3,000,000, was ob
tained by the Westtnghouse Company
and calls for the conversion from
steam to electricity of the suburban
state railway lines operating around
Cowboy Lost His Wager.
Washington. May 30. President
Roosevelt today made the following
entry ou a paper urougnt to the White
House by Floyd Pegg, the cowboy,
who left the mayor's office, Chicago,
nt noon, May 0, on n pony, on a
wager tnat lie would get to Washing
ton in three weeks:
"Theodore Roosevelt, the White
ITHI-. ii.tn A r xr. ob
Pegg was allowed until 7 o'clock
last night to complete the trip, but
missed it by 16 miles.
Jobs for Two Men,
Washington, May SO. David Blake
Icy, of Portland. Or., has been an-
hioiiiicu mcai inspector unurr tne iiu-
reau of Animal industry. Acrricultural
Department. John McNulty, of Pots-
uam, lias been appointed nautical ex
pert at L00O salary, In the hydro
graphic office, Portland,
THOUSANDS "SICK" IN KANSAS.
'Druggists Worked to Death Filling
"Prescriptions" for Liquor.
I Topokn, Knn., Mny 27. A large
part of tho people of Knnnn were
"111" ycntcrday. Untold thousand
wero victim of all sort of com
plaint. A record ol tho "sick" one
make Knusns look like an Infirm
Colncldentnlly the drug stores did
rrtoro business than they havo dono In
many years probably than ever be
fore. In splto of the epidemic of
variegated disease the doctor had
a alcopy Sunday, but before night the
drug clerks wero wan and worn from
All Kansas used the some medi
cine beer and whisky. Skeptical
person aoe a connection between
this condition of nffalra nnd the fact
that tho saloons bare been closed
and the brewora and whcSofalo li
quor dealora drlvon out of business.
There la Juat ono way to get a
drink In Kansas now go to a drug
(tore and si en a certificate to the
effoct that the beverage la for medical
purpose. Moreover, the purchaser
must designate the malady with
which he Is afflicted. Every dlseaso
known to medical aclonce baa Its vic
tims, according to tbeso certificates.
Insomnia nnd Indigestion aro the
most common, but St. Vitus' dance
la running wild and tho palsy Is
staggering through the stnto Chick
enpor la flying around and yollow
fever victims walk tho streets, nnd
nobody seems afraid of caching It
from them. Orlo. Urlght's disease.
mumps, bronchitis dandruff, epi
lepsy, typhoid lover, scarlet rover,
pnoumonla, cuts and burns, deafness
not to moutton corns, warta nnd
bunlona for all tbeso things nnd
many moro beer or whisky Is the
only suro romedy, guaranteed to
cure or money refunded.
.Not In many years baa this town
been "Jolntlcss." Tho den whore
Intoxicant wero sold openly In vio
lation of law, are closed, locked and
Tho consequenco Is that drug
store of n certain class nro now do
ing a thriving business. Tho certifi
cates signed by purcbaseds aro filed
monthly with tho Probato Court.
MRS. McKINLEY IS DEAD.
Passed Away Peacefully and Painlessly
at 1:05 P. M. Sunday.
Canton, May 27. Mrs. Wm. Mc
Klnloy, widow ot tho lato President,
died at hor home here at 1:06
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
For many years Mrs. McKlnlcy bad
been an Invalid. Sbo recovered from
tho shock ot her husband's tragic
death, but It left Its mark, and when
It was known thnt she hnd Buffered a
stroke of paralysis, llttlo hope waa
felt that aho could survive The end
camo peacefully, nlmost Impercept
ibly. Mrs. McKlnlcy nevor knew of
tho efforts mndo to prolong her life,
or tho solicitous hopo of bcr sister
and other relatives and friends lor
At tho McKlnlcy home when death
camo thore wero present Secretary
Cortolyou, Mr. nnd Mrs. M. C. Bar
bour, Mrs. Sarah Duncan, Mrs. Luth
er Day, Justice nnd Mrs. William It.
Day, Doctors Portcman and Htxey
and tho nurses.
"Mrs. McKlnlcy lived longer than
was expected," snld the Secretary.
It was announced last night that
President Roosevolt nnd Secretary
Locb will arrlvo In Canton Wednes
day morning to attend the funeral
services. Vice Prealdcnt Fairbanks,
who had often been a house guest of
tho McKlnloya, la expected to reach
hero In tlmo to attend the funeral
Tho body of Mrs. McKlnloy will bo
placed In the vault In Westlawn
cemetery, which holds also the re
mains ot her martyred husbnnd, un
til the completion ot tho National
Mausoleum on Monument Hill, when
both caakets will bo transferred to
receptacles In thnt tomb From nura
eroua trlends of Mr McKlnloy, Mrs.
Barbour recolved telograma ot con
dolonco on the death of her elstor.
Among thom woro telegrams from
President Roosevelt and Vice Presi
Splits Ron's Head With Axe.
Now York, May 27. Domlnlck
Zlssa, 23 years ot ago, was fonnd
dead in bod yeserday by his mother,
his head having been crushed by
blows from an axo which was on tne
floor beelde tho bed, On tho strength
of Mrs. Zlasn's story, hor husband
Antonto Zlssa, was nrroated. Tho
mother said that hor eon was tho
solo support of tho family, her hua
bnnd not having worked for some
months. Father and son frequently
qunrroled, the fnther demanding
money, and tho Bon refusing IK An
tonio had often threatened the boy.
Anarchist Expelled from Palace.
Copenhagen, May 27. Tho pollco
oxpolled a dorman anarchist named
Nlezloch, who was employed nenr
tho Royal summer realdonco. It was
suspected that he Intendod to make
an attempt on tho lives ot sovereigns
visiting the royal household. Othor
suspected foreigners aro being
Jealous of Japs,
London, May 27. The Times'
Toklo correspondents of Japan do
not attach great Importance to tho
attacks on the Japaneao restaurants
In San Francisco, which they attri
bute to tho Jealousy or American
restaurant keepers In conoequeuce of
THOUSANDS LET OUT
Railroads Laying OK Employes
EXTENSION WORK IS ABANDONED
Ono Road Atone Reducea Force 60
000 Olherc. Follow In Propor
tion tn Men Employed,
Chicago, May 28. Railroad man-
agera here estimate that by the end
of the first week in June the railroads
of the country will have discharged
between 60,000 and 100,000 men now
employed. Some estimates put the
number much nigner. inis aoea
not take into account the large
number of laborers and others dis
missed because of abandoned exten
sions and other improvements. Or
ders were recently issued for the
strictest economy and the reduction
of forces to the lowest possible point.
The New York Central is to reduce
many of its pay-rolls fully one-third.
If the order is carried out literally in
all departments, it would mean the
discharge ot lu.ooo employes on mis
Railway managers say they rather
welcome the opportunity to weed out
hundreds of incomoetcnt. forced
upon them during the rush season, and
to whom, it is claimed, many wrecKs
and destruction of life and property
can be traced. Aside from this, the
roads expect to save a few millions in
wages during the summer, when traf
fic is light. The heaviest cuts will
be in the operating departments, in
the shops and among clerks.
Many of the employes will be taken
back again when business becomes
heavy again, but a strong effort will
be made to shut out permanently the
incompetents and undesirables. The
discharged tracklayers and others who
were workintr on extensions and like
improvements will not be re-employed
until the financial market is more
promising and until the new legisla
tion has been given a thorough trial
by the roads.
The application ot tne z-cent pas
senger rate will be especially felt by
Western roads, and reductions in
freicht rates and the demands of labor
unions, which amount to millions, will
affect all roads and call for rigid econ
omy and a general slowing up until
the way seems clear.
Many states, also, have practically
doubled the taxes imposed upon rail
roads, and the general result requires
retrenchment in every direction pos
Jspan Will Support America and
Britain at The Hsgoe.
Victoria, D. C, May 28. Japanese
newspapers received by the steamship
Empress of India from Yokohama
contain an interview with Count
Okuma, one of Japan's most promi
nent statesmen, regarding The Hague
peace conference in which he says
. "If Great Britain introduces an arm
ament restriction proposal for debate,
Japan will support it, and possibly
also the United States. It would be
difficult to speculate, though, on the
probable attitude of European powers
as to the proposal. With regard to
the regulations of military and naval
battles, rights and duties of neutrals,
regulation of wireless telegraphy and
contrabrand of war, Japan and Russia
had a claim to advance their views, in
view of their practical experience. As
far as Japan is concerned, the confer
ence affords the best opportunity of
promoting her position in interna
Advices were received of large ad
ditions to the Nippon Yusen Kaisha
fleet. Larger and fasters steamers are
to replace some vessels in the Ameri
can service. The Japanese govern
ment just turned over to the company
11 large prize stcamers captured dur
ing the war, which will be used as
Strange Accident on Ship.
Victoria, D. C, May 28. Steamer
Empress of India, which arrived this
morning, brought the body of Mrs.
Richard Cadbury, wife of the well
known English chocolate manufac
turer, who was killed as a result of
falling down the saloon stairway dur
ing a heavy gate encountered on May
21( while the steamer was in mid-Pa-cilic.
The body was embalmed, and
Is being taken to England by the four
Misses Cadbury, who were accom
panying their mother on a globe-touring
Two Big Flrea.
Lovelock, Nev., May 28. Half a
block of buildings on Main street
burned today. One man, identity un
known, was burned to death. The
total loss Is estimated at $75,000, with
Rochester. N. Y., May 28. Firo
caused $100,000 damages today to the
building occupied by Oaks & Calhoun,
on Main street, East.
Cold Weather at St Louis,.
St. Louis, May 18. The tempera
ture today registered O degrees, th
coldest May weather recorded In St.
Louis in many years.