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NEWS OFJHE WEEK
In a Condensed Form lor Oar
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A ntume of the Lett Important but
Not Loss Interacting Event
of tha Put Wsak,
Tha Jury In the Thaw cato has been
Tim battleship Hoot lint arrived at
II lo Janeiro.
Warsaw, Hussta, terrorists urn but
again and -ho city I" 'n tuimoll.
T. 0. Becker, ol New York, U to
aaltt Heney In Ilia Oregon land frauds.
Franca may Insltt on arbitration lw
tween tho United HUtoe ami Japan to
Alton 11. Parker attrllmlr tlio re
tent financial patilo to Itoosovell's "at
Uckt on property,"
Tlio steamship Akl Marti, from the
Orient, haa Juit arrived In Seattle with
1,200 totia ol fireworks to la used by
Coast Chinese In calibrating tliclr New
llenoy ha Iwn atlrrnl up by tlio
dcolslou ol the Appellate court In tlio
Hchtnlts cmo anJ says ha will puth tlio
other Indlolmeiit against Ituof and
send him to prison (or life.
Four policemen were killed and Are
nearly 30 lujurtxl In the burning of a
New York skyscraper. Die Are started
-on the tilth floor of a 13-story building
ami the atruciuio la a total Iom. The
iiionoiary loai la placed at 15,000,000.
Only aoren juror have been aeoured
In tlio Thaw cmo.
Fire at Green Bay, Wla., cauied an
-estimated low ot f 00,000,
Fire at Mlnneapoll doatroyed a fur
nlture warehouse. Lota 1120,000.
Abyssinian Ivavo captured an Italian
town and extol ruinated the grrllon.
Ilcnaparta raya he vrlll toon atarta
suit to dissolve the llarrlman merger.
Her. Johniton Myor, of Chicago,
ha fed nioro than '.',000 hungry men
In four day.
Tralua In the new llrooklyn aubway
are not well patronlixd and havo not
relieved Uie crurh on tlio bridge.
A large Inereaae of tlio national guard
Hawaii la urged by the War depart
ineut In n communication to totilotrla)
The round homo and other building
, of the Lake Shore railroad, at Klkhart,
1ml., havo been deslroyod by Ore,
Urn, f 120,000.
There- haa been audi a large reduc
tion In tlio arrival ol linmlgianta that
many ot tha 600 employee at Kill
liiand, Now York, havo ncthlng to do
km! a reduction In Uio foroo la prob
able. Three Juror havo been Anally ao
pted In tlio Tliaw trial.
K. Augutt lIoln. Iim been arrested
for falioly certifying hi brother 'a
New York rent itrlkera threaten to
burn the tenoiuenta If they aro forcibly
Olllcci of tho Chfoago Great West
rn railway deny that a rocolvor will
Im aaked for their road.
A monument haa loon erected at
Point I.oma, Cat., In inomory of tho
dead of tho Bennington.
Now Mexico I working to get a
statehood bill through the mho to,
Union with Arltona I not wanted.
Member of tho Mliieowner' aasoola
tlton at Goldflold havo agreed to nay
n lucreaeod wgo to specially killed
A grand Jury lu uncovered grow
fraud and graft In tho affair of fit,
Joseph, Mo. A number of Indictment
havo boon returned against otty offi
Tho rovenuo outter Thetli, now sta
tloned at Port Townscrid, Wash., will
Im movod to Noah hay a a rsscuo boat
1 until tho now sea going tug la com
Tho stroctrai itrlko at Munclo, Ind.,
lia boon brokou,
Four largo Now York diamond Arm
havo gono to tho wall,
Flro at OulberUon, Mont., deitroyod
property valuod at 1 25,000,
Thousands ot mon aro returning to
work In all par to ot tho Kaat.
In hi annual report Secretary Talt
urge inoro pay for tho army.
Hapld progress la bolng made In lo
oming a Jury for Uio second trial of
Seven men wero drowned by the
overturning of a skiff In tho Missouri
liver near Klekapoo, Kan,
JAPAN WOULD TAKE OFFENSE
Attempted Exclusion Will Provoke
Iniull, Hays Aokl.
I'arl, Jan. 7. Tlio noMpnpor con
tlniio to give miioli pace to tho Amur
Icdii-Japnticro situation, Tlio jrnpcis
print an alleged Interview wltli Count
Aokl, the retiring amtnaandor of Japan
at Washington, In whloh ho U quoted
from Han Francisco a saying Japan
would ootialder a an ofteiislvo action
any atteiriit on the part of the United
State to exoludo tno Japanese, and
take thl a a text for long articles.
Vlanonnl Aokl'a denial of tula Inter
viow ha not yot licon published hero,
looking thl dinlal, the Journal Dea
bnta think that In his Interview Count
Aokl haa placed hi Anger on tho real
"Japan refute to admit that any
whtra on tho globe tho Japanese are
siolal'y Inferior to any other people,"
aaya tho paper, "Japan claim to
havo won thoabaoluU right to be treat
d a a great power overywhoto, and
under all clrcumalacos."
In the opinion of Eclair, If Uie two
government accede to the sentiment
of the pernio and the logical necetslt
of the situation, a conflict would ap
pear very Imminent. "Hut Japan I
without money. America la not ready,
and w doubllres ahall e Iwth nation
champ Uielr bit awhile longer."
Tho Gaulolt bollove that the friend
ly and tactful power at Washington
will brevent a brook. It fear only
that tho American peoplo may boeomo
excited. Huron Karutno, the Japaneso
ambassador to Fran to, today nave out a
atateinent that ho wat convinced that
Vltcount Aokl only meant that Japan
would conilder legislation oflemlvo to
Japan a, for IniUnro, If an exclusion
act I proposed like the Chinese.
MOLDIERS. CALLED HOME.
Hundred of Japan Leaving Brit
Vancouver, II. 0., Jan. 7. Hundred
of Japanese, whose terina of oerrlc In
the mikado' army had not been oom
ploted or who wero on the reserve Hit
of fighting men, have been called homo
Dotens of Japaneso quit their work In
Vancouver ycatorday, and many more
are coming Into town today. Already
they are securing passage on vessels
outbound acrota tho I'm Mo from Van
rouver and Victoria. Match 16 1 giv
en a tho day when they must report
ready for whatever duty la In ttoie for
Tho (fathering ot tho Japanese U bo
lng carried out with much secrecy. No
let than 200 landed In a bunch thl
morning from a imall American
ateatnrr, whlrh slipped In and out of
the harbor before daylight and neither
entered nor cleared from tho custom
Since Friday there lias been a steady
atteam of tho brown men from tho
logging camp. No Japaneso In tho
city will admit the coming ot the order
for the return ot the soldier, but ofll
rei ot Uie Ailatlo Kioluslon league
declare Utat Uiey have absolute Inform
atlon that thla order ha been received
In Vancouver alnco Uio doparture ot
Uie American licet for Pacific wator.
CHIOAQO TENANTS ORQANIZE.
Qhatto Resldsnts Demand Reduction
In High Rant.
f'hlin. Jan. 7. Five hundred resi
dent of Chicago' ghetto formed last
night a Tenants' union wlliitno arowco
mttivuii nf fnrtlnir lnmllonla ot the
fia - V mmrwvwmj ,--- ww --ww ---
district to reduco rout . a month.
Leader of tho movemont advised the
member of Uio now orgaulutlon to re
fute to pay tlio protein rate which
wero declared exorbitant and to forro
lhn lumllnnli to lake all lcsal iton and
pay all court cot to In com tho latter
refine to moot uio uomanue tor lower
Ai presont, it wa uociareu, tour
room In a ghetto tonement coat tun
month, Avo room f IB a month and
Is rooms $23, A Aat roductlon of (2
Tho movement will bo modoled aftor
Mm mm In Now York. It la Iho bono
of It leader that It may ipread to
laboring oiatse inrougnout iuo ouy.
With thl end In viow a oommlttoo was
appointed to conror vrun mo unicago
'tvlerstlnn of Labor and ncek tho co
operation of that body.
Mors Rant Riot.
Now York, Jan. 7. Incipient rent
riot broko out on tho Kaat Hide yes
terday a result ot the tension bo-
t.un tliA tinillnrila ami tha atrlklntr
tenant, and boforo tho disorder woto
imollod by tho pollco rceeive, which
woro cailoa from sovami prccmaia.
m.tiv xnmtuilmitji uitrn klnlurod and
Aro wero arroated. Tho polloo mod
their club uooiy, uu. uioro wa no
wnu in nlitdln thn number of lnlurod.
as ihoy hurried away and were cared
for by iriem.4, mo uiioruoia wero
gonoral throughout tho district,
Work for 5,000 Men.
Bt. LouU, Jan. 7. According to an
nouncement mado today an aggregate
of 6,000 men will bo ro-employed Jan
uary 13 by many largo Industrial
nlant In Kail Bt. Louis, III., and vl-
DOINGS OF THE SIXTIETH CONGRESS
Friday, Jtnuary 10
Washington, Jmii. 10. Tho houso of
reprosentntlvi'N today resumed II artlv
lly, and for over Avo hour trantacted
builnem of a public nature Matorlal
progrre wn tnado with Uio hill to
codify, rovlro and amend the criminal
law of tho United fltatea, which wa
taken up filter somo routlno bill had
boon dltjoil of.
Tha feature of tho acaslon vrci brief
addrcm by Uurlrion, of Texas, who
credited Senator Foiaker and other He
publican with having clmrgod the
president with Uie responsibility for
the recent Ananclnl jmnlo.
Tho Itotuo adjourned at 6:12 p.m.
until tomorrow, after an effort hod
been made by tho Democrat for con
aldriatlon of the code hill.
Tho houso of representative took on
IU old-time form when Jonra, of Wash
IngUm, called up the bill authorising
tho Ponton Water company to construct
a dam aenxw tinako river at Five-mile
rapids, Wath. The bill ollcW a
sharp delmto and member crowded
Into tho center aisle anxious to be
hoard. Tho bill was Anally passed.
Washington, Jan. 10. -Tlio senate
committee on territories today patted
favorably upon tho nomination of
George Cuiry to U governor of Now
Moxlort Nathan Jaffa to be secretary of
New Mexico, mid John II. Page to be
seoreary of Arlxona.
Tho committee on l'ulflo Islands and
Porto Hlco votod lo recommend Uio con
Armallon of Krgls II. Pott, of New
York, to ho governor of I'orto Itlooj
William F. Willoughby, ot tho Dis
trict of Columbia, to be secretary of
I'orto Hlco, and Kdward Dextocr, of
Illinois, to be commissioner ot educa
tion ol I'orto Illoo.
Thursday, January 0
Washington, Jan. 0. Tho Introduo
tlon by Senator Hale, chairman of tho
committee on naval alTalrs, today of
hi naval personnel bill ptored the cc
catfon for a general dlscustlon of naval
affairs and rreent occurences In connec
tion with that branch ot the publlo tor
vice. Tho Maine senator ontored upon
a full explanation ot the provision of
Uio measure, together with hi reason
for Its adoption.
Bjoator Clay today Introduced a bill
authorising the secretary ol tho treas
ury to Imuo 1300,000,000 ot non-Inter
(si bearing United State notes In cir
culation, In tucli form oa ho may deem
Senator Ilulkley to lay Introduced a
bill provltilny for emergency currency
luuotl by ImnVs In ami unt equal to
the par a'uo of bonds to bo deposited
with the treasurer ot the United States.
It provides that United State bonds,
Panama canal tondt, bond of any
ttato , county or municipality ot not
ler tlian 60,000 population, may be
accepted fo iu-h purposes.
Senator Lodge today Introduced a
Joint resolution reducing China's In
demnlty bond, Incurred as a result ot
Uio Hoxar trouble of 1000, from f 245,
440,778 to 111,055,402, with Interest
at 4 per cent, payment ot tho amount
being reiulttod a an act ot friendship
Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, today
Intioducvd a Joint resolution providing
that no porson shall bo eligible to bo
elected president ot tho United States
lor more than two terms In succession.
Senator l'lle todny secured Uie pa
sage through tha senato of his bill ap
propriating 30,000 for Uie erection of
a lighthouse at tho entrance ot Helling
Washington, Jan. 0. Decided dlf
erence ot opinion as to tho way ot In
Jecting elasticity Into tho national cur
ronoy and ot Increasing the safety ot
hank deposits havo arisen among Uio
members ct tho cominltteo on banking
and currency, ot whloh Fowler, of New
Jersey Is chairman. Bomo ot tho Re
publican members as well as Demo
crats, aro not In ontlre sympathy with
tho plan ot Fowler a embodied In Uie
bill introduced by him yesterday con
templating thn Immodlato and com
pleto retirement ot all national bank
bond-teouiod currency and its replace
ment by a KUftrantood credit currency
based upon general assets of the banks,
Wednesday, January S.
Washington, Jan. 8. In tho pros,
enco of tho outlro houso, William, of
Mississippi, and Do Artnond, of Mis
souri, whoso physical encounter on tho
floor Just boforo tho Chiistms adjourn
ment nttiaotod general attention, today
engaged in an exchanged amonltic
Argue Over Giving tlebatoa.
Washington, January 0, Tho Su
promo court today hoard argument In
the government criminal prosecution ot
tho Groat Northern Hallway company
on the charge ot violating the Klklns
law by granting rebates on which Uio
company wa fined (5,000. The com
pany was roproaontetl by William it.
lllgg, ot Bt. Paul, and tho government
by Attorney General Bonaparte, Thn
dotense proceeds on tho theory that tho
Arst section of the Hiking law, Impos
lug Anes far rebates, wa repealed by
tho Hepburn act,
which was generally accepted as n pub
Ho announcement of tholr respootivo
intentions not to ticrmlt their personal
differences to Inter Zero with Uie cour
teous dltohargo of their publlo duties.
Tho Incident occurred In connection
with nn effort by DsUell, of the com
mitteo on rules, to got tho houso to
agree lo a rnlo giving right-of-way to
the bill authorllng the codification and
amendment of tho penal law of the
United Htatea and limiting general de
bate to four hours. Soreral Democratic
members ox pressed Uie opinion that
tho rule was a scheme tosldetrsok
other legislation. Dthell, however,
Tho rule was passed by an over
whelming majority, despite efforts of
DeArmond and soven adherents to so-.
euro tho yeas and nays, and the house
at once proceeded to the- consideration
and reading of tha bill. At tho con
olnslon of the reading, which consumed
two hours, the bill was laid aside and
the houso again took up the resolution
distributing the president's message to
tho several comraltleos, In order to
ticrmlt Gaines, ot Tennessee, to address
tha houso In favor of an appropriation
for tho Hermitage, the homo of Gene
ral Andrew Jackson, near Nashville,
Tussdsy, January 7.
Washington, Jan. 7. Senator Aid
rich today Introduced hi currency bill,
which has been a subect for soma
day. Ho had the bill lead to tho sen
ate and announced that Uio cominltteo
would bo glad to consider with it all
bill that senators might desire to In
t reduce. He assured Culberson Uist
his resolution would receive attention.
Clark, of Georgia, announced that he
proposed to have a rote In the senate
to test tha sentiment of that body on
hi resolution favoring a Federal law to
uphold states In their efforts to make
eflcctlve prohibition within their bor
der. Ho wanted Uio senaUi to pass
his resolution instructing tho commit
tee on Judiciary to bring In a bill to so
compllsh this purpose, but upon ob
jection by Nelson tho resolution was
allowed to go over until tho next meet
ing. At 1:40 the senste adjourned until
next Thursday to permit moie work by
The president today sent In the nom
ination of Christian Bchuebel to bo dis
trict attorney for Oregon. His sole en
doiser was Senator Bourne, the other
three member ot the Oregon delegation
supporting George O. Bingham, ot
Salem. There may bo a Aght over
Washington, Jan. 7. The resolution
referring the president's metsaeo to tho
moral committee furnished Uie coca
slon In the house ot representative to
day for a number of addresses, mostly
by members on Uie Democratic aide.
These covered a variety of subjects, but
those that attracted special attention
were by Sheppaxd, ot Texas, and Wll
let of Now York.
The former not only made a plea for
tho restoration of Uio leeond "In God
We Trust" on Amerlcau coins, but dis
cussed the cruise of tha American bat
tleship Aeet and referred to a possible
sontllct with Japan.
Willet placed all the blamo tor Uie
recent Ananclal panlo on president
lloosevelt. whom ho denounced In re
vere verms. Ho charged the president
with not being a sensible man and with
having turned on the gas and not the
light, and with going up and down the
country condemning and striking with
tho big stick Uio heads of great indus
trial interests. .
Tho resolution was under considera
tion when the houso adjourned until
Washington, Jan. 0. With Its or
ganisation oompletod, tho house ot rep
resentatives reconvened at noon today.
Almost the full quorum ol representa
tives was present. The galleries were
unusually well Ailed, Aftor a half
hour' session tho house adjourned
until tomorrow out of respect for the
memory ot tho lato Sonator Mallory,
Tho senate was In session only four
minutes today, adjourning upon the
adoption of resolutions in respect to tho
death of tho late Senator Mallory, of
Frisco Postmaster Wilt Loss.
Washington, Jan. 0 Tho nomina
tion ot Arthur Flak to be postmaster at
Snn Francleoo will not go to the senato
today, unless tho president changes his
mind. Postmaster Gonoral Meyer, said
ho was sure iho president not intend to
reappoint Fisk today. Congressman
Kahn said Uiat ho had positive Inform
atlon that ohaigea against Fisk (or vio
latiqn ot tho postal regulations had
boon Aled last May and that these
oharges had not been investigated by
the poatofnoe Inspectors (or tome un
known reason. K
Idaho Experiment Station Tells About
Manufacture and Us.
Conditions Affecting tho Traduction
of Industrial Alcohol In the Noithwctt,
I the title of a bulletin recently issued
by tho department of chemistry of
tho Idaho state experiment station.
The purpose of tho bulletin Is, as the
author state, to bring to the attention
of armor and other Interested In tho
subject, Uie general principles underly
ing tha processt used In the manufac
ture and denaturing of alcohol. Tho
opinion I exprestrd that people In
this part of tho country will receive but
Utile benefit from tho passsgo of the
"Denatured Alcohol Act" unless they
see to it that this alconol Is mode at
homo from home grown products. Sev
eral crops are mentioned a being th
ones to whloh people In the Northwest
will have to look as the most promis
ing in alcohol manufacture Uio most
prominent being potatoes and sugar
beets. It Is not probable that Individ
ual (arm distilleries will ever be put
Into operation. The Idea is advanced
of a community still, or a still owned
and operated by a stock company, In
which tho chief owner of the stock
shall bo tho producer ot the raw ma
terial. Figures are given Illustrating
the relative efficiency of alcohol when
compared to kerosene as a source of
It will require some tlmo to get peo
ple acquainted with the use to which
denatured alebohol may be put, bat It
la confidently believed that thero Is a
great future for this product right here
In the Northwest.
"DRYINQ OFF" THE MILKER.
Useful Hints On Handling; of Cows
In answer to a question how to "dry
son, of Idaho ex perl meat station, gave
the following suggestions:
Tho (rouble with many dairymen 1
that In drying up con they aro afraid
to stop milking as long a the cow
show any tendency ot giving milk.
In many they do not realise that to con
tin uo milking through the entire year
Is an exceedingly had policy. In ordi
nary case It la desliable Uiat the cows
should bo dry from a month to six
weeks. The object being to Increase
tho supply o( nourishment (or Uie
growing foetus as well oj enabling Uie
cow to Improve her physical condition
before the tlmo of calving. When it Is
thought best to bastes "laying off,"
start by not milking tho cow clean.
This will generally decrease the amount
to a point where it Is sate to skip every
other milking. In about a week the
milk will generally bo reduced to such
proportion a to justify milking only
every other day. Generally soon after
this It will be safe to discontinue milk
The "drying ofl" is most easily ac
complished when cows are (ed on dry
(eeds as much as possible.
There are a few persistent milker
which can bo dono more harm by a
forced "drying off" than to let Uiem
milk np to calving, but such cows are
decidedly lew In number.
Publications for Farmer.
The following publications of Interest
to (armors and others have been issued
by tho Agricultural department ot the
Federal government and will be fur
nished (reo, so long a they are avail
able, except where otnorwlse noted,
upon application to Uie Superintendent
ot Documents, uorernment 1'rlnllng
Office, Washington, D. C:
Farmer' Bullein No. 158. How to
Build Small Irrigation Ditches. By G.
T. Johnston and J. D. Stannard, assist
ants In Inlglation inrcsUgatlons, office
of experiment stations. Vp. 28. Ugs. 0,
This is a reprint ot an article in the
Yearbook ot thodepaitmentot agricul
ture (or 1000, entitled "Practical Irri
gation," giving methods (or laying out
and building small Irrigating ditches,
using oaly such implements as are
(ound on moot farms or can cosily do
mado by the farmer.
Farmera' Bulletin No, 187, Drain
ago of Farm Land. ByO. U. Elliott,
drainage expert, irrigation Investiga
tions, office ot experiment ststious.
Pp. 40, figs. 10. Explains the effects
and advantages ot drainage and de
scribes implements and methods suited
to a variety ot conditions in humid aud
Farmers' Bulletin No. 203. Practl
cal Information for Beginners In Irri
gation. By S. Fortior. Pp. 40, figs.
25. This gives suggestions as to the se
lection of an Irrigated farm, Iho ac
quirement ot a water right? the prepar
ation ot land for irrigation, the con
Bt ruction of farm ditches, and tho ap
plication of -water to crops.
Farmers' Bulletin No. 270. Modern
Convenlenes (or the Farm Home. By
Klmlna T. Wlleon. Tp. 48, flgs. 27.
Thl discusses heating, water supply,
and servago disposal (or farm homes,
and tho arrangement of house aud
Farmers' Bullotln No, 277. The Use
ot Alcohol and Gasoline in Farm En
nine. By O. E. Luoke and S. M.
Woodwad. Pp. 40, flgs, 12. Thl gives
tho general resutla ot experiments In
the use of aloohol In tho ordinary in
ternal combustion engine on the Amer
ican market, with some discussion of
Saprems Cflnr. Ortltrs New Trial
JUDGE ADVISED JURY WR0N6LY
Law Dees Not Require Oath Danyfrs;
Agreement to SeH When Mak
ing Final Proof.
Washington, Jan. 7. Because the
Judge before whom ex-KepresenUtivo
Williamson was tried erred In his in
structions to the jury, the Judgment of
the lower court was yesterday reversed
by the United States Supreme court
and the esse remanded for retrial.
That the Indictment was correct, that
the admission of ovideaee wo in ac
cordance with law and that the rulings
of the court were right and proper Is
affirmed, but because tbe trial Jadgo
erred In admitting certain testimony
with regard to Anal proof and beesBse
be erroneously instructed the Jury with
regard to Ibis tame evidence, trie wnole
cose most again go to trial or tbe In
dictment must be quashed.
Tbe Supreme court eonstrues tha
timber and stone act specifically to re
quire en try men, at the time ot making;
application for land, to submit an affi
davit of good kith, showing that they
have no agreement, actual or implied,
to sell tbe land upon acquiring title,
bet there Is no requirement that uch
an affidavit (ball be made when final
proof i submitted. Tbe Indictment of
Williamson made specific re(ereaee to
the affidavit required by law, and did
not mention tbe similar affidavit which
is exacted by the land office regulations
at the time of final proof. Yet evldenca
was admitted to show that various ea
trymen had committal perjury in mak
ing such affidavits with their final
proof, atd tbe Jodgr, la his InttrueUoa.
to the Jury, speclncally Informed It that
it could return a verdict of guilty II sat
isfied that tbe evidence showed such
perjury bad been committed at the
time o( making final proof. The ad
mission of that evidence and tbe ln
straetloas relating ihereto proved the
undoing of the ease against Williamson.
RAILROAD8 TAKE MEDICINE.
Rate Law Accented With Good Grace
by Nearly AM.
Washington, Jan. 7. More signifi
cant and important, perhaps, than any
other statement In the twenty-first an
nual report of the Interstate Commerce
commission, which was traasmiUed
today to congress, Is that relating to
Uie attitude of railway officials toward
tbe new railroad law. In a discussion
ot the operation of Uie act, Uie commis
"By railway managers, almost with
out exception, tho amended law has
bean accepted In good faith, and they
exhibit, (or tha most part, a alneera
and earnest, disposition to conform
their methods to its requirements."
The comratsslon adds that it was net
expected that reforms could be brought
about without difficulty or delay, but it
la unquestionably tbe tact that great
progress has been made, and that fur
ther improvement is clearly assured.
To a gratifying extent there bas been
adjustment of rates and of "abuses"
by Uie carriers themselves. Methods
and usages ot one tort and another
which operated to individual advantage
have been voluntarily stopped and It la
not too much to say that there is now a
freedom from forbidden discriminations
whloh is actual and general to a degroe
never before approached. As this pro
cess goes on, as special privileges dis
appear and fovorltltm ceases to be even
suspected, tbe indirect but not less car
tain benefit of the law will become
more and more apparent.
Since the new rate became effective
on October 24, 1906, the commlsssloa
lias granted relief In the form of cor
rective order In many coses. Upon
November 4, 1007, tbe commission bad
rendered decisions la 105 contested
cases. In 45 of these orders were made
against Uio dofendant carriers; In 45
the complaints wuro dismissed.
Give Back Indian Land.
Washington, Jan. 7 Robert L.
Owen, United State senator from the
new state ot Oklahoma, haa been under
investigation by the Interior depart
ment. Aa a result. Secretary Garfield
proposes to Institute a suit. In the Fed
eral courts to cancel certain deeds held
by the senator in violation, it is al
leged, ot the law. Mr. Garfield Is alive
to the situation. Senator Qwen haa
been greatly concerned over tbe Inves
tigation made by tho Interior depart
ment and will Aght to keep tbe land.
He Is wealthy and can afford the fight.
From Japan te Portland.
Vlotorla, B. 0., Jan. 7. According
to advices by the steamship Empress ot
China today, a leading paper of Toklo
say the Osaka Shoaben Kayasha la
preparing to open a steamship line be
tween Portland, Or., and Japan and