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MS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for fliir
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
ft Resume of Hio Leas Important but
Nut Lot Interesting Evsnts
ofths) Past Wssk.
Thn Asiatic squadron ha urtlvtil nt
'Micro hn Ihhmi n ainnll outbreak of
Itoiurlmu In China.
Tho Ntrlkn of rnllronil Ixdler makers
DCiuitn to Imvo been broken.
Tlicro hnvo lotn many dentin rind
much niln front Hoods In Hjialti.
Judgo Wlckorthnm, of Alatkn, has
retlgncd sikI will give up tho Unlit.
Tlio Deep Wittorwnyt rommlsalon lint
tttrtiHl ilown tho Mlaalaalppl from Ht,
A limit 2,000 roitl miner In Mon
tans have rcculvol nn Inrimio In
An entire town In Jitimn hat lieen
destroyed by tlio overflowing of n tlvcr
nnd (11)0 llvra lent.
Humor nro current In New Yoik
Hint railroad tolrgiaphor may anon
join In thn strike with thn coinnurelnl
Itrimsmtntlvo tannin., of Illinois,
in it y be rtloilltct thnlrinnn of thn
limine eominllteo on rivers mill hsrhors
In plicoof lluiton, who tins ittlgned to
tnko n place on llio waterways roinuii
nlun. I.lpton will sand n new challenge for
tho America's cup.
Thn Japanese government U settling
the Vancouver tioublo with Canada tll
rrcl. I'. II. McCarthy liss hern nominated
for mayor by tho Fan Francisco I-nlior
Tho llnrrlman nnd Fish factions nrc
again lighting over tho Illlnoli Cent ml
A general strikn on tho rallwayi of
llnrnns luts ttnitod nnd limy spread
throughout tho Islnnd.
Chicago' now ortllnnncn coverliiK
streetcar line will add f 1, 250,000 n
.year to tho Incoino of that city.
It It oitlmatcd that John I). Rocke
feller ha kIvcii to vnilous Institutions,
ptinolMlly col.rgct, 1102,055,000.
Tho Indlnns Pipe lino, n subsidiary
of the Ktnndnrd Oil, mndn n profit of
$4,0111,02'.' In 1003 on n total Invest
merit of ',,'.,l',7fiH.
Railroad Comml'sloner Wilson tried
to convlnro tho Jury that Ford had
nothlnic to do vtlth bribing tho Han
It Is reported that tho Federal grand
jury In Kan Francisco hni found nix
Indictments nuslnst tho Fouthcrn Fa-
olrto nnil 1'rtcltlo Moll Htttunihlp cone
juny for giving rolwtc.
Ilosmt says ha has no Men of Lolng
a niudldato for preildent In 1008.
Daniel A. Hynn has born nomlnatod
for mayor ol Han Pinriclaco by tho Ho
tmbllrana. Tho government will spend 142,000
In removing olntructions from tho Co
Inuihln ftxivo Wounthoo.
Tho I n II in of Chlnoso Into Jnmulrn
is becoming sorlous, Koino notion by
thn government Is llkoly.
llornh will Insist on trlnl, oven It tho
others Implicated in tho Idaho land
(mud escape on technicalities.
Every Hindu In llrlllth Columbia
who citn rnlte tho cash Is going south
before tho cold weather sets In.
An attempt was nindo to kldnnp ox
Supervisor IMtergmi, of Hnn Francltwo,
tsr witness In tho Ford brlbsry trinl.
(lovernor Chamborlntn suggests that
u funl fittnlno miiy bo nvortod in East
em Oregon this wlntor by Ihojnllronda
ulvlng u low rnto on slabwood.
Tho Aiuorlcnn Rankers' association,
in session nt Atlnntlo City, N. J., do
lnrod ngulnst postal savings bunks,
but favored government, supcrvltilou of
An Anglo-Ruislan treaty hns boon
Itobol Moors Imvo nt (1nik accepted
tho Fronch terms of peaco.
Tho Han Franoinoo olty Jail has boon
condemned as unsafe.
Houoy fools confident of convicting
Tlrey L. Ford, of tho United Railways,
now on trial. y
Standard Oil lawyers say It la not
tho polley of Utat company to drlvo
rivals to Uio wall.
Tho United States Circuit Court of
Apponls has decided Utat tho Great
Northern must pay Its flue for giving
SMALL POM ARBITRATION.
Tolls Opsrators President flooiovell
Can End Strlko.
Clilmgo, Bopt. 1H. "I imvo poHltlvo
Inside Infornmtlon tliut Uie conipnnlos
aro ready to nrhltinte, and 1 predict to
you now Hint you will alt Ira nt work
within ton days, nnd Unit victory will
This was tlio Infornmtlon given out
by I'reMldout H, J. Hmall, of the strlk
lug commercial Uilegrsphert, nt the
foist attended inefltlnu held nlricn tlie
strlko wits declared. Thnro were loud
crltii of "No arbitration" when Presi
dent Kmnll began shaking, but them
grew weaker as ho ssidi
"I think I liny it henrd that cry be
fore, but 1 nnnt to any something on
the ether side. If President Jtoo-urelt
should Ssk tho coinpsnlen to nrhltrnto.
and they consented, whst tKltlon
would It place you In If you refused?'
"1 don't know Hint you will get n
chance to arbitrate," Jin mid as tho
orloi continued. "If Colonel Clonry
Iras hit nny about it you won't 1m given
the chance. Wo hnve hsd aomo bitter
oiprrenco with arbitration, but If It
comes this tlruo with tho stamp of tho
Uull4l Htntes Koverniiient on It I bo
lletn wo ran a (lord to ncrept It."
AIMimtuli lut iltil nut iv o. I'riul.
B .. ..... ... 'j . - ----
dent Kmnll gavn tho Inference that Pres
ident Itoonnvell vins In n fair way to
end tho strlko. Ho laid it had already
coat tho comsnU-s $U',0()0,000.
Clialrrnan Wiviltiv Itnmell raid tho
cotton growers of tho South nro clamor
ing for better telegraph facilities, ami
(tut ntinv Hntillirrii axculatlona had
npoaled to Prealdent Hoosovolt. The
sttiiatlou, ho ssld, looked docldeilly
M. J, Iteldy, of IkMlon, nnd H. K.
Konenknmp, of I'lttaburg, Jmnnliois ol
tho national oircutlvo Unrd, enld tho
strlko would be over In two weeks.
HAQUE MEETINO OAnREN.
DtltRstlont Oo to Pssca Confarencs
The Hague, HepL 24 After having
leen in tiwilen for ovtr thrso montht,
nnd adjiirnment probably a month In
the distance, It Is recognlted generally
and even by Ui most optlmlatlo In the
wvtce movement, that thn second Intrr
national pntce conference has boon and
will Im al its conclusion, barren of re
sults leading to ermanent measures of
U-neflt to the pce of the world.
Kven tho proosltlon for a futuio
meeting of the conference, which wss
unanimously adoptel has been so alter
ed as to suppress Itt most irnortant
lvtrt, namely, Uie jxrlodlclty of miet
ings, im rely providing for tho culling
of a third conference, but establishing
nothing with regard to convening of tlio
Tho piovaillng opinion as ciprcsred
by one of tho lending delcgntes In that
tho nbsenco of retulls In tho conference
on the great questions wim duo to the
lack of preiisistlnn by nil tho rountrlett
repreutei. Tlili, ho mid, ttns erjHts-
Inlly atilklng In tho co of the Allien
ran delegation, which us uppjed to
havecomo hero In complete nceoril with
Uio litlln-Ainorican countries.
Mia VACATION DAYS OVER.
President Roosevelt Returns to Wash-
lns;ton and Hard Work.
Oyster Hay, I I., Kept. 24. Presl
iltiiit JtixMovolt's aiiuiuier vacation nt
his Haiotmore Hill homo will end nt 10
a, m. Wednesday, when he, with Mrs.
Kooeevolt, members of tho family nnd
the cxeautlvo nluff, will take n special
trnln for Wurdiliigtnn.
During the threo nnd n half months
tho presidint has occupied tho homo
stead be hns had tho qulctcrt nnd nt
tho B.imo time tho busiest vnontlon ho
hni indulgod In since ho became an oo
citpant of tho White I Ion to. Tho ro
cords show that since June 1- tho pn
blent him lecelved 1-5 jieiaonn nt Kngtt
inoro Hill. Homo of tho callois Imvo
Uou dlHtlnguIshed foreigners nnd n few
have inado purely noolal calls, but the
majority of them have boon olllolms on
strictly government bualnens.
While viaitorri Imvo Uon ccmpain
lively few, tho work which the presi
dent has accomplished In other direc
tion has been great. Ills iinnual mca.
sago to congress is pincticnlly com
pleted. Tho Uooumenl neola only un
titling (ouohes, nnd but (or of them,
Thirty-two Hurt In Wreck,
.Washington, Popt. 24. Thirty-two
pASFongeri were Injured, nonu rcrious
iy, by tho derailipcnt of tho Chatta
nooga & Washington limited trnln on
tho Bouthorn railway, Just north of
Itynn'a Biding, VirRlnln, onrly today.
A brokon roll was tho canto of tlio no
cldout. Tho cntlro trnln, rompoaed of
u bngggao rnr, day couoh nnd thrc-o
sleopors, being almost destroyod by
tiro. A snocial trnln wan qulokly
mndo up nud proceeded to this city
witlt nil tho patscrgois of tho limited.
Tho track was blocked several hours.
Moorish Osmps Burned,
dun Dlanca, Bvpt, 24. Negotiations
for Uio oosMitlou of hostilities having
failed, Qonorul Drude tcnlay resumed
the oflontivo, and burned tho Moorish
camps at Bid! lirahlm, south of Csba
Ulanoa, nnu utspoiseu tho tribesmen,
who offered but little roaiatanos.
news from the national capital
HEVttltUY CtrNUUIttd FRANCKE,
Uhler Says Dakota Wss Lost Through
WsahiiiKton, Kept. 20. In nn olllclal
communication to Cnptnlri Kuill
Frsncke, who was commander of the III
fated steamship Dakota, wrecked on
Kinkonn reef, const of Jamn, March .1
last, OeoiKO I'hltr, supervising Insfiert
cr general ol tho steamthlp lnipitlon
sirvlcs, aovorely cenaures hi in on ac
count of Uio toss of tho ship, Tho local
Instill of sUiimstcat Inspectors nt Bent
tie bad InvcntlKstcd tho wicck of tho
Dakota nnd tunponded tho llcenso of
Captain Prnncko for two years, Tho
cspbiln iipM)ttlol to Hupervlslng In
ipitor (ienernl Uhler. Mr. Uhler,
nfter having analysed thoroughly tho
evidence adduced at tho heating, sa)H
In his letter to Captain Franckei
"I am forced to the conclusion thst
tho stranding ol tho vcraol and her sub
sequent total loss was duo entirely to
your carolcst nnd Indifferent naviga
tion, ns nn hour lWoro tho dlmster ou
nsatimisl chsrgo uf the watch und took
tho brldgo and directed tho nnvigntlon
of tho ship yourself, "It Is evident
from tho testimony adduced at tho In
vrttlpitlon Hint n Isrgo iortlou of tho
ship remained nlivn tho water many
days, nnd yet within two hours from
tliu time the ship struck tho was totally
abandoned, not n tlnglo man being left
obonrd to irotcct her, nnd tho ahlp left
a prey to those who looted her without
restrslnl nnd without meeting nny pro
test from nny one,"
Wu Tins; Fsns; It Imptsched.
Wsshington, Bent. 27. Bccrstnry
Itoot today ncelved a cablegram from
Minister Itockhlll at l'ekln notlfylnx
hi in of tho appointment of Wu Ting
Fang at minister to Washington. Thero
Is reason to believe that unotllc ally
Homo rcpresentntlons hsvo been made
at the fitnto department within Uio last
24 hotns, Imjiesching tho character of
thn promised new minUtcr, not only on
the ground of lilt conduct when former
Iy In Waahlngton, but it Is stated Mr.
Wu Ting Fnng look wlvnntago of an
abnormal Mate of affairs In Pekln to se
cure hit reappointment to this post.
May Durn Alaska Coal.
Washington, Kept. 2l. The lowest
bid for coal tor tlio battleship licet
while on tho Pacific coatt was submit
ted todsy by tho Pacific Coal St Trans
portation company, which offers to de
liver 40,000 tons of Clilftnlk, Alaskn,
con I nt Fun Francisco, half at f 8 to 0
it ton, tho other hull nt trt per ton, pro
vided tho department takes tho full
amount of tho bid. This is rlieapor
than tho department can buy and trans
liort either Wnlah or Wett Virginia
oal to Ban Franlao, but tho Navy knows
nothing shout Alaskan coal.
Hsney Put In Charge Again.
Washington, Bept. 20. It was an
nounced today at tho Department of
Justice that Bpecinl United Btntes At
torney lleney, who has been active In
tho California land fraud cases has been
given chsrgo of some of tho criminal
ratet growing out of tho land fruudt in
Oregon. Other rases will bo conducted
by tho district atterney.
Sloop Saratcga Not Sold.
Waahlngton, Bept. 28. Only two
bids were received for tho sloop Sara
toga, which tlio Navy department pro
posed rolling, the highest bid, (torn
John II, Gregory, of Perth Amboy.
$2,000. As tho department appraised
tho vmnol nt $4,300, It la prohibit) that
)oth bids will Iks rejected. No action
has yet been taken.
No Objection to Wu Tina; Fans;.
Washington, Bept. 28. President
Roosevelt announced today that ho nt-
Bunted there would bo no objection to
tho appointment or wu Ting tang as
Ohiuoxo nilnlutor to tho United Btntes.
Ho added, however, that ho had not
formally taken tho mnttor up with tho
Call Central American Conference
Washington, Bept. 25. President
Hoosovolt nnd President Dlas hnvo in
vited tho presidents of tho flvo Contrnl
American republics to sond delepitos to
a conference to Im held In Washington
In November to auieo upon a nlnn for
tho poarenblo sottlomont of nil futuro
disputed between theeo oountrleti.
Root Stnrts for Mexico,
Washington, Bept. 27. Secretary
Hoot loft nt 3;30 this afternoon to visit
President Dlas, of Mexico, Ho trav
eled in tho privnto car Blgnot, attached
to a regular Ponnsylvnnln railway
trnln. Accompanying him woro Mia.
Hoot, Mias Hoot and Pcrclval Cuesott,
his privnto societary.
Matcalf's Secretary Resigns,
Washington, Bopt. 25, Loon A.
Clark, private secretary to Berotary
Metccalf, has resigned and will lonvo
here Monday for Oakland, Cal., to de
vote hlmaolf to law. Mr. Clark has
been nttoolated with Mr, Metcalf for
REDUCED RATES TO TROOr'S.
Law May Oe Amended to Avoid Hard'
ship to Them.
Washington, Bept. 24. Tho War
department will recommend to congrers
ut tho coming torsion that an amend
ment bo made to tho railroad rato law,
permitting tho railroads to grant ro
il need faro to members of families of
army oflicorn nnd enlisted men. Prior
to tho paeHiiKO of tlio isle law, reduced
farca wero frouontly insued In such cas
es, but tho Interstate Commervo com
mission hat held that tho now law will
now prohibit a contlnuanco of Uie
This restriction has worked meat
hardship on olllccrs and men who have
been ordered to fsr distant posts. There
Imvo been cases where companies and
regiments stationed on tho Atlantic
const have Men ordered to Uio Philip
pines, rranrportation across the Pa-
clue Is furnished by tho government,
but tho men with families have been
compelled to go Into their pockets to
tho extent of about 1 100 for each mom
bcr of their family, and this is a tre
mendous tax, particularly upon non
commissioned clllcers and enlisted men,
whoo fa in 1 1 lea accompany them. Theio
would appenr to bo considerable Justice
In the claim of theeo men, for their
change of station is not of their choos
ing, but at Uio bidding of the depart
ment, and the enactment of such an
amendment is not altogether Improba
ble Prohibition for Washington.
Washington, Bent. 28. A determin
ed effort will bo made next winter, It
is said, to bring about tho enactment
by contireea of a law making Washing
ton a "dry town" In ovcrr tenso of the
word. Information received hero to
dsy from Norfolk, Virginia, where tlio
Anti-Saloon league of America has been
In session, to the effect that a cam
paign having as It object the eradica
tion of Uie saloon from this city will bo
Inaugurated at once by Uie leagues nnd
other temperance organisations in the
states, and that preasuro will bo
brought to bear upon senators and rep
resentatives from many sources, urging
them to vote for tho proposed law for
total prohibition In Uio District ol Co
lumbia. Hepburn's Sensstlonsl Views.
Waahlngton, Bept. 20. Hepresenta
live Hepburn, of Iowa, chairman of tho
house committee on Interstate com
mervo and father of Uio rnto bill which
forced tho senate to action in 1000, on
hit return heio from a trip to Europe.
"I do not eeo," ho said, "how any
man can have courago to invest in
American railway stocks aftrr the way
they have been manipulated, after
i lH2,OUU,uoo o( indebtedness hss been
saddled on the Union l'aclflc. with
probably not ntoro than 130,000,000 of
Harrlmsn Is Pirate.
Washington, Bept. 28. Congress
man Hepburn, of Iowa, in an Interviow
rrlticiaing overybody, including Presi
dent Hoosovolt, says the prealdent Is
backing tho project for the deepening
of tho Mississippi, which Is another
xchemo to raid tho treasury. Ho re
ferred to K. II. Harrlman as a "finan
cial frribatcr," nnd declared It congrers
falls to enact legislation to regulate tho
stock ianucs in Intoratnto corporations
thero will be nothing to check "tho
Wall streot sharks."
Negrooa Oppose Taft.
WashlnKton, Bopt. 25. A concertod
antl-Tsft-Itooeovelt movoment among
negiocs nil over Uio country Is nlarm
ing tho Tuft supporters. Tho negroes
hnvo n permanent organization nnd
branches havo been formed in Haiti
lucre, Philadelphia und New York.
W. Calvin Chare, a colored lawyer and
editor of Tito Heo, n Hepubllcan paper
published hoio, la tho leader of tho
Washington Wins Contest.
WashlnKton. Sent, 27. Tho secre
tary of tho interior has docided in favor
of the stnto of Washington in tho onto
of tlutt stnto against a large number of
settlors Involving about 60,000 norea of
vnluablo lands. Thero were toverol
classes ol claimants, but the secretary
held ngttinet all except those who had
eottled on their laud beforo tho state's
eoleotlons woro mads.
Recruit Engineers to Limit,
Washington, Bent. 25. All the on-
gluaor companies In Uie mmy nro to be
recruited up to the maximum limit of
tho law. This action was decided upon
with a vlow to complying with a re
quest nuulo by Major General Leonard
Wood, commandor of Uie Philippine
division, that two addltinal companies
of engineer troops aro bo designated at
that station for servico,
Baker City to Havo Mora Olerks.
Washington, Bopt. 27. Civil nor
vico examination for a postal olerk and
lotter carrier will bo held at Baker
City October 16.
ESTABLISH PRIZE COURT.
Hague Pesca Conferenca Votes on
The Hague, Bopt. 23. The sixth
plonary sitting of tho peaco conference
tedsy attracted an unusually Jsrge nu
dience. Tho mombots of tho Interna
tional Bolamological and Dairy con-
glosses, which wero meeting here, wcro
present. In the coarse of tho ultcus
slon regarding tho cstsbliahment of an
International prlzo court, Benor Eateva
(Mexico) announced that the Mexican
delegation would now vote In favor of
Uio proposition, as tho modification
permitting a country Interested In n
cate to have ita own Judgo on Uie tri
bunal largely do away with the objec
tionable features of the earlier propo
sition which ho said contravened the
prinolplo of the equality of nations.
Benor Eatova added tbst while Mexico
would support the proposition to estab
lish a prize court, tho did not wiUidraw
htr opinion, repeatedly expressed,
sgalntt the project to eatablith an in
ternational court of permanent arbitra
tion, if baal on a principle contrary
to Uie oqulty cf Uie states.
The proposition to establish an In
ternational prize coart was ultimately
approved, Brazil alone catting a vote
ogalnat it. Huatia, Japan, Slam, Ven
ezuela, Tutkey and Persia abstained
On tho motion of President Nelldoff ,
the resolution In regard to convening
the third peace conference, introduced
September 10, was unanimously adopt
ed, together with the expression of
gratitude to Emperor Nicholas, as the
initiator of the conference and to Queen
Wilhelmlna for bcr hospitality.
Pilor to the vote, M. Tsukul, head of
the Japanese delegation drew cordial
applause because of his sxpreeslon of
appreciation of the personal Initiative
of Emperor Nicholas in bringing about
the meeting of tho convention.
JOHN D. TO TESTIFY.
Federal Qovernmsnt Wants to Know
of Standard Oil.
New York, Sept. 23.-John D. Rock
efeller, genius extraordinary of the
cigantlc Standard Oil trust, will be
forced to take Uie witness stand and un
der oath divulge certain secrets of the
combination's history, which ho, better
than any other, Is able to render ac
curately. Other leading figures In the
trust, who, it was expected, would es-
capo tho ordeal, also will bo called to
(ace Deputy Attorney uencrai franc
llellegg's formidable Inquisitorial bat
tery. Those in charge of tho government's
case in the Federal suit to dis&olve
Standard Oil as a corporation violator
of tho Sherman anti-trust law decided
today that tho ittulng of more t ubpe
nat is neceetary. Although Mr. Kel
logg would not tell who will be com
pelled to testify, tho fact remains that
Uio enly men in postettlon of many
much Bought teciets who have not been
subpenaed aro John D. Rockefeller,
William Rockefeller, Y. II. Flagler,
Oliver H. Payne, John D. Archbold
and II. 11. Rogert.
It Is boiioved that, with the poetible
exception of William Itocketeller and
H. II. Rogert, all these men can bo
forced to appear in court. William
Rockofeller suddeuly disappeared from
tho city the other day and Mr. Rogers
is declared to bo In no condition to un
NO EFFORTS TO HIDE FACTS.
San Francisco Health Officials Will
Tell Truth About Plague.
San Frunclaco, Sept. 23. At a Joint
meeting today of the Fedoral, stato and
municipal authotit'ea to dlwusu the
bubonio plaguo situstlon, tho following
resolution was nnsnlmously adbpted:
"Resolved, Tlutt it bo Uio seme of
this meeting that the fullest auUtorized
publicity be given to the plague situa
tion in tho city at all times; thst tho
newspapers be requested to publith
such repoits as may bo furnished by
tho department of publio health; that
the Interests of tho city sre best served
by this course."
The decision henceforth to encourage
publicity is In line with the viewa
held from the beginning by the federal
Tho total number of verified cases of
plaguo to date la 30; deaUie, 22; un
verified suspects, 23.
Japan Excludes Foreigners.
London, Sept. 23. A dispatch to Uio
Times from Pekln today says that the
labor troubles at Vancouver are being
followed with much Interest In the Far
East, where an analogous problem haa
now artten between China and Japan.
Japanceo Imperial ordinance No. 325,
of July 27, 1890, vigorously forbids all
foreigners, whether Europeans, Ameri
can or Chinese, from working in Japan
aa laborers In argioulutral, fishing,
minimi, manufacturing and other class
es of Industry outside of the nanow
Army of Shoeworkers Out.
St. Louis, 8ent. 23. A conservative
estimate places Uio number of shoe fac
tory workers out here, at 20,000. Tho
companies, at a meeting today, decided
not to accede to any demands made by
the strikers .
WILL PROTECT CHINA
President Rwsevelt dplzant if
COREA ONLY A STEPPING STfiNE
Japan Dlustered About School Ques
tion In California Only to Cat
Free Hand In China.
Ban Francisco, Bept. 24. That the
Japanese question has not been settlod
but is merely in Its infancy Is the be
lief of a large number of naval officers
who havo arrived at Ban Francisco with
tho advanco guard of the fleet that is to
be mobilized in Pacific waters. Ac
cording to theeo authorities, the fleet
his been ordered to the Pacific not so
much as a warning to Japan for her
past actions as for a floating protest
againtt her contemplated seizure of
China. In fact, thoee naval men Inter
pret that the presence of the fleet on
this siJe of tho continent as a rneeaago
to Japan clearly ssylng: "Thou abatt
not steal China."
Thttso authorities bring forward &
number of interesting facta to support
their contention. In Uio first place
thoy point out that a treaty existed be
tween Uie United States and Corea
which 'Was the nearest tiling to an alli
ance that the United States baa under
taken. This treaty nnder a possible
conttroctlon pledged tho American
government to protect Cores againtt
just such a coup as Japan has carried
to a successful conclusion. It is said
that Immediately after tho Portsmouth
treaty was signed, in which, by the.
way, Japan guaranteed the Independ
ence of Const, the Island cmplro busied
herself tying Uio hands of all Uio big
European powers by means of treaties
and alliances. The United States gov
ernment was the only big power with
Uio exception of Germany not included
In tills arrangement.
The naval officers above referred to
givo It aa tbelr opinion that tho ill feel
ing stirred np between the United
States and Japan was the work of the
Japanese government. While Japan
was belligerently protesting against the
attitude of the Californians toward the
Japanese, it was doing nothing more or
less, recording to the authorities cited,
than holding America at a distance
with ona band while with Uio oUitr It
was choking Uie life out of Corea.
The naval officers hold that as soon
as Japan tcok possession of Corea Mr.
ltoosevelt waa convinced that the next
move wonld Involvo China, and accord
ingly began preparations for active in
terference. The United States eat
quietly by while Japan put Corea In
Its back pocket. It will not sit quietly
by if Japan makes the effort to deal in
Uie same mannor with China.
The big fleet of warships to bo gath
ered on the Pacifio coast, will serve to
remind Jspan tliat the entity of China
is ono of Uie carJnial foroign policies of
Uie American -government To just
what lengUis tho country will go to
preserve Uio Chinese ompire from Ja
pan is yet to bo determined.
LAST TECHNICALITY FAILS.
Supreme Court Upholds Indictments
of Accused Bribers.
Ban Franlrcco, Bept. 24, The state
Supreme court late yesterday rendered
a decision upholding tho validity of Uio
so-called Oliver proud jury. On this
decision depended tho fate of the In
dictments found aubsequenttoMnrch
The attack waa mndo on the grand
Jury by William M. Abbott, of Uie
United Railroads; Frank O. Drum,
John Martin and Eugene Do Babla, of
the Ban Francisco Qaa company, and
other defendants Jtb test the validity ot
Uio indictments charging them with
bribery. They contended that in Feb
ruary last the names for a new grand
July were drawn and that, while tho
Oliver jury had not been discharged,
its powers lapsed with the first step
taken to impanel its successor.
Justice Mctarland tiled a dissenting
Plague Not Epidemic.
San Francieoo, Sept. 24. Dr. Rupert
DIuo, marine hospital eorvlco, and
President William Ophuls. of tho city
board of health, today united In Uio
following etatemont to the press rela
tive to tho bubonio plague situation:
"From our knowledge ol plague, tho
Srevontion of a euddon outbreak in cpl
emlo form can- bo predicted with
assurance, but a certain number of
eases will continuo to appear for a con
siderable, period In tplto of preventive
measures." No now catoa appeared
First Snow In Chicago.
Chicago, Bept. 24. A few flakes ot
snow fell hare late yesterday. The fall
was not large enough to be reoointsed
by the weather bureau, bat for several
minutes It was plainly visible.