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IN GRASP OF STORM
King Reigns In East and
MANY SUFFER FROM SEYERE COLD
Fatal Snow Slide In Colorado, Q lx-
sards In Mich gan, and Sleet
Siorm In Illinois.
New York, Feb. 0. forgo districts
of the Eatt and Middle West are suffer
ing from a cold ware of unusual toverl
tjr. Reports from many loclaltle are
to thejeffect that the oxtremo cold is
couplAl with a fall of snow of snfflclent
depth to Interfere with transportation
facilities, while several fatalities have
occurred. A sleet storm in the Middle
West has added to the general discomfort.
All ot uie coaritaoie Institutions are
overcrowded and many homeless men,
to keep from frcexlng, havo been forced
to hnddlo around fires in the open
streets. The whole state is in an icy
Krip, the mercury falling to a record of
4S degrves below in tbo vicinity of
Other fatalities are reported from
Colorado, where numerous snow slides
have occurred in the mining districts.
Weather condition: throughout New
England are tho wont of tho present
winter. The cold snap is general in
that section, although no fatalities have
as yet been recorded. Noithfleld, Vt.,
reports the coldest wether in New Eng
land, with the mercury registering St
degrees below tero.
The lake region Is also feeling the
com. AiKTiigan is in ine grasp 01 a se
vere blizzard, in which tero weather la
anmblned with a blinding storm.
Railway traffio la completely paralysed
In many parts of Michigan and tho
storm shows no sign of abatement.
Chicago last night experlened one of
the worst sleet storms in years. There
was mnch suffering from the icy blasts
and traffic on the electric lines was al
most completely demoralised, although
steam trains were operated.
In Central and Eastern Pennsylvania
now fell to a depth of more than a
foot. It was extremely cold throughout
the mountainous regions, the mercury
dropping as low aa IS degrees below ze
ro. Service of both steam and electric
lines wss crippled and there was con
PAIR BILL PASSES.
Senate Stands by Saattlo With Almost
Washington, Feb. 7. The Entile
exposition bill went through tho senate
yesterday by a practically unanimous
voto. lUukett, who threatened to do
all manner of things to detent It, made
a vicious attack and thundered loudly
for halt an hour. When ho concluded,
several ccuators spoke In behalf of tho
Mil, ami, when riles moved It pas
sage, barely n voleo save that of Bur-
kctt was heard In opposition.
Hurkelt s antagonism really strength'
ened the bill, for he Is generally dis
liked In tho tcnate, and his onslaught
created sympathy for FIIe,who was
pressing tno dim.
Tho house, committee will now take
np and report the renato bill, InMead
of that introduced by Congressman
In tho dbvusslon before, tho vote was
taken, Burkett opposed tho bill, as he
said ho had opposed every other bill
for that purpose slnco he had teen In
congress. Ho said tho proposition to
hold the exposltlondid not.orlginate in
"It has been put forward," he said,
by a lot of boomers of 6eattle, who
purpose to boom their real ostato and
tholr private Interests."
Burkett read a list of expositions in
tho United States showing that 120,
000,727 had been expended by congress
in aid of them.
Tillman supported the idea of expo
sltlons, saying tho Charleston exposi
tion had brought many people from tho
North to be "civilized there."
Carter believed tho Idea ot equity
should infiuenco congress In appropriat
ing for an exposition in tho Far West,
as so little had been done In aid of
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
PUBLIC PRINTER REMOVED.
la Accused of Many Irregularities In
Washington, Feb. 0. Just as the
president's action In suspending Public
Printer millings and appointing Wil
liam S. fiossiUr to perform his dnties
was being announced today, a commit
fee of labor leaders of this city, accom
panied by Representative Gary, of Wis
consin, called at the White House and
presented to tho president a resolution
adopted by the Central Labor union
here, chanting Mr. Stilling with vio
lations ot the eight-hour law In ' the
government printing office, and' added;
"It Is difficult at this time to get
witnesses against Mr. Stillings, for the
reason that man of them are employed
in the government printing office and
directly under his charge. We hope,
however, to follow np our oral state
ment with affidavits, if necessary."
The president Informed tbe commit
tee of the action he had already taken
in the case. (
Resolutions by numerous labor or
ganizations In various cities charging
violation in the government printing
office ot the eight-hour day, discrlmlna
ton against veteran soldiers and the
widows of soldiers and violation of the
civil service law havo been submitted to
congress and the president.
Mr. Btlllngs is from Boston and was
appointed public printer In 1005. Ho
had boon general manager of his fath
era printing firm In iew York and at
various times manager of the Printers'
Board of Trade of that city and of New
York. Mr. Itoesiter also came from
Massachusetts and bad business connec
tions in New York and Washlntgon be
fore assuming office In the census bu
reau in 1800.
MAY ADJUST RATES.
Northwestern Mill Interests Confer
With Railroad Presidents.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 7. As the re
sult ot a conference held this morning,
between President Louis W. Hill, ot
the Great northern, and President
Howard Elliott, of the Northern Pa
cific.on the one aide, and President
Jacob Fourth, of the Pugct Sound Na
tional bank and Frederick Bausroan,
representing the commercial bodies of
tho Pacific Northwest, hope is express
ed that the controversy between tho
lumber Interests and the railroads con
cerning tbe rate question may bo ami
cably settled. Nothing definite result
ed from the conference, but there Is to
bo another one within a day or so.
At the close of the conference Mr.
Forth made the following statement:
"Mr. Hill and Mr. Elliott, at our
Invitation met Mr. Bausman and roy-
self this morning to discuss tho possi
bility of bringing about a settlement of
the rato controversy between the lum
ber and shingle men of the Pacific
Northwest and the railroads. Both the
railrcad officials appeared to be willing
to receive proposals from us, acting for
the commercial organizations of tire
cities of tbe Northwest."
HOLDS WHEAT RECORD.
Condon la Largest Primary Distribut
ing Point In Country.
Condon Tho latest rsttmato ot tho
amount ot grain already shipped and
that remaining to bo shipped from Con
don Is 1,300,000 bushels. According
to this showing, Condon Is tho largest
primary gmln shipping point in the
United States and, as far aa can bo
learned, In tho entire world. Tho
point which has heretofore claimed tho
honor ot being the largest primary
grain shipping point In tho world Is
Hltavllle, Wash., Its supremacy being
claltnd on the basis ot shipping 1,260,-
From figures obtained from the best
authorities on tho subject 1,100,000
bushels ot wheat and barley have al
ready been received by tho warehouses
and mill hero. And to this must lx
added tho largo amount that Is yet feat
ured over the country waiting to b
hauled to town boforo spring. It Is
safe to say that there remains In Con
don's territory 200,000 bushels yet to
bo brought In, making a grand total of
1,300,000 bushols to be shipped from
No less remarkable Is the estimated
output ot grain In eery section of Gil
liam county, the total of the estimates
ot the dlfforent stations exceeding tho
mount to be shipped from Condon. It
must also be taken Into consideration
that many thousands of bushels of grain
harvested along tho border of tho coun
ty are shipped from nearby railroad
points in tho adjoining counties, The
total of the number of bushels shipped
from these points added to tho amounts
shipped from different stations In till
Ham ccunty places the enormous out
put ot Gilliam county at 2,760,000.
OREQON QIVtN PROMINENCE
Joint Passenger Tariff Mentions 200
Polnta In State.
Oregon receives considerable prom
Inrncti in tho Joint tariff lssued by the
Union Pacific giving tho mm way col
onist rates to tho Pacific coast from
Union Pacific territory. Tho tariff has
Just been Issued and makes the rates
effeollvo March 1 to April 30, Inclu
sive. Tho tariff sets forth the rates In
delnll as they havo been announced al
ready In the rewspapcri. The low col
onist rata Is food to anv station In (Int.
r. -- f ... ,..w
gun and, about "00 points In this stato
are mentioned Individually In tho
tariff. Tho rato Is 130 from Council
Mufti, Omaha, St. Joseph, Lcarcu
worth or Kansas City to all main and
branch lino points on O. It. A N. mat
of Portland, Including points north ot
Umatilla and Pendleton, via Oraiigot,
Ogden and Huntington, via Denver,
Orangoi or Ogden and Huntington, or
via Denver, Grand Junction, Ogdsn and
Tho sumo rato obtains to Portland
and all mala and branch line joluta
on the Southern Pacific south thereof
to and Including Ashland, as well as
all points on the Astoria A Columbia
ltlver railroad, via Granger or Ogden
and Huntington, via Denver, Granger
or Ogden and Huntington, via Grand
Junction, Ogdan and Huntington and
via Denver and Hillings.
WANT CHEAPER QRAIN 8ACKS
Growers at Athana Working Through
NO TARIFF REVISION,
Task Will tie Taken Up Next Winter
House Leaders Hay,
Washington, Feb. B. Tho ptcaont
congress will not sppnlnt n tariff com
mission. Revision ot I ho tarlfl will bo
undertaken next wlnlrr, In tho short
term, These announcements, In sub
stance, were made today by Chairman
l'ayno, ot Uio house rominltteo on wajs
and means, In tho presence and with
the tacit approval of Speaker Cannon,
tho occasion Mug a call iimii those
leaders by a tariff revision delegation
from various puts ot tho country, com
prising representatives ot many of the
hlggest manufacturing and Industrial
concerns In tho milled Mates, ami
bended by James W. Van Clssvr, ol
St, Louis, president of the National
Association of Manofactuiera; tx Gov
ernor N. J. Hachelor, ot New llain
shire, and II. II. Miles, ol Itarlue,
Wis., chairman ot tho tariff committee
ot the National Association of Manufac
The delegation spent mora than an
hour presenting Its cao and listening
to rrpllcs by tho two foremost Itrpuln
llenn leaders In the house, which, while
they wero cordially couched, weie prac
tically a refusal ol all that tho delega
tion had Joorrml to Washington to
CLEETON IB CHOICE.
SURE OF CONVICTION
Prosecution Coiiliilent Hall $
JURY DELIBERATES THREE HOURS
Destructive Prairie Fire.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 0. Store
than 1,000,000 acres of prairie have al
ready been swept by a fire which la
passing over Lubbock, Crosby and Garni
counties in Western Texas, It is esti
mated that there is already $600,000
damage done. Kanoh bouses, corrals,
livestock and crops have been destroyed
by the fire. A few of the ranchers,
whose places were in the path 'of the
blsxa have managed to save their prop
erty by burning the dry grass in that
neighborhood, but most were unable to
check the flames.
URGES HALL'S ACQUITTAL.
Webster Makes Earnest Argument for
Portland, Feb. 7. Ably and with In-
tense earnestness Judge Lionel It. Web
ster yesterday advocated the cause of
John It. Hall, ex-United States uttor-
ney, before a Jury in the United SlaUs
court. Counsel was unable to con
clude beforo sourt adjourned at 6
o'clock and will resume this morning
at 10 o'clock. Although his argument
was confined to a review of tho testi
mony almost exclusively, Judge Web
ster pleaded loyally and eloquently in
behalf of the man who for years hod
been his faithful and intimate personal
and political friend.
Judgo Webster prefaced his address
witn a Uriel discussion or the responsi
ble duty of a Juror together with a defi
nition of the charge of conspiracy on
which Hall Is being tried. At the out
set of his remarks, counsel for the tin.
fendent took Issue with Mr. Henev.
who, In his opening argument Wednes
day, asserted that the failure ot prose
cuting officials to discharge their duty
and to enforce tho laws was rotting and
decaying the very foundations of a re
publican form of government.
Josephine Ooatmen Ora;an'xs.
Grants Pass Tbe Southern Oregon
Angora Goat Breeders' association has
been organised with C. K. Harmon,
president and Charles Meservo, secre
tary. The association will hare a reg
ular meeting in March. The raising
of goats has becomo one of tbe promi
nent Industries of Southern Oregon. As
well as being profitable for tho wool,
they are looked upon as a valuablo ad
junct in clearing new land, In keeping
down the undergrowth. It Is calcu
lated that there are about 6,000 or 0,-
000 ot the animals scattered among the
ranches in this district, some ot which
aro Imported stock.
Drain Sacks at Reduced Figures
Pendleton Umatilla county farmers
will share in the purchaso of 1,000,000
wheat sacks mado by the Farmors' Co
operative union at Walla Walla. Over
200 farmers were present t a mass
meeting at which contracts for tho pur
chase ot 1,000,000 sacks from the J. Z.
Smith company and the Kerr-Glftord
company of Portland at a uniform
price ot 7?m0, was made. As the same
quality ot sacks sold last year at from
1U to lie eocn, the farmers have made
a great saving In purchases for this
)ear by asking for bids.
Paisley Wants the County Seat.
Silver Lake W. II . McColl, of Pals
Icy, is authority for the statement that
Paisley wants to bring to a voto at tho
June election tho question of tho ro
moval of the county seat from Lake
view to Paisley. Paisley. Sumoior
Lake. Silver Lako, Now Pine Creek and'
North Warner voters would probably i
Wisconsin Ready April I.
Washington, Feb. fl.-r-On April 1,
next, the battleship Wisconsin will bo
placed in commission at tbo navy yard
at Puget sound, litt commanding
offlosr has not yet been selected.
Keep Jsps Ont
V.ctorla, B. 0., Fob. 7. Tho Immi
gration bill frarnod on the lines of tho
Natal act, whloh provides that all Im
migrants who cannot wrlto and read
English language of Kurono will ha re
fused landing, was passed by tho Brit
ish Columbia legislature this afternoon
and will bo referred at onco to the lieu
tenant governor for assent. Prepara
tions have been made to carry the regu
lations of the bill Into effect at once.
provincial immigration officers being
appointed for this purpose if it should
favor the move. Paisley Is many miles
nearer the geographlral center of the
coui.ty than Lakovlew.
Plaiting New Townslte.
Oregon City The Oregon Iron A
Steel company has a force ot surveyors
at work platting Its property beyond
tho Tualatin river, near Willametto.
The company has about 3,000 acres
thero and It Is holituod that tho con
struction of a railroad connecting the
territory with Portland Is a surety In
Ihe future, as tho land Is being platted
Into tracts of two and ono half, five and
Athena C. A. Barrett, president ot
the Inland Graiugrofters' association.
says tnai the principal ohjeer of the or
ganisation at prexent Is to tcducu Ihe
price of sacks. Tbo association declarr
that tho prices the dealers ask for sacks
are unreasonable. They say that they
mado a good, substantial saving last
yiar by means of tho association, and
that they will bo able to make a far
greater saving this year. Mr. Barrett
estimates that the farmers of this
county will bo able this year to save
I4U.UUO. The Inland Uralnsrnwnrs'
association Is a corporation and buys
Its own sacks direct thus making a
great deal better bargain than Uio
dealer can mako.
Another purposo of the association Is
to force tho O. It. A N. and Northern
Pacific railway companies to arrange to
shift cars from one line to the other
without removing the goods from one
car to another. Another object tho
association has In view Is to reduce
freight rates on large grain shipments.
Fuel Down at Pandlaton.
Pendleton An exceptionally mild
winter lias combined with tho recent fi
nancial panic to create havoo with the
fuel situation In this city, aa viewed
from the standpoint of the fuol dealer.
Coal ha dropped from ll to 17 nor
ton, and though the wood price Is being
kept up temporarily by tho shoer foico
ot the local combine, the bottom Is sure
to drop out ot it shortly.
Wheat Club, 82c; bluestom. 8to:
valley, 82o; red, 80c.
Oats No. 1 whlto, $28; gray, 28.
Barley Feed, $27 per ton; blowing,
fa-'; rolled, 121K03O.
Corn Whole, 132 60; oracked,
Hay Valloy timothy, No. 1,1718
per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, 120
321; clover, Hl6j cheat, lift;
Oregon Delegation In Congress Unites
on District Attorneyship.
Washington, Feb. 6. Thomas J,
Cleelon, ol Portland, a oloe friend ot
Senator Fulton, Is slated for United
States district attorney for Oregon
Senators Fulton did Bcnrue snd Con
gressman Kills united I" recommend-
lng mm; llie recommendation was
placed in the president's hands lad
night, and It Is eetrd that Mr. Clee-
ton's nomination will bo sent to the
The obsequies were held over Cluls
Schuobel's nomination yesterday after
noon. Mr. Bourne was the only mourn
er, but the ceremony was behind closed
doors and there was npne but his col
leagues to witness his. last tearful trib
ute to his friend. Mr. Bourne frankly
admitted to thsm that It wss useless
for him to press Mr. Schuehel's nomi
nation farther. Ho said that lis was
satisfied that to do so would t to court
a turndown by the senate, for his care
ful canvass of the situation had satis
fied him that, It the nomination was
pressed, not only the sulvommttteo but
tho entire Judiciary committee would
vote adversely and the arnato would
support Mr. Fulton In his oppoiltlon.
Interprets Speedy ARrsemsnt to Indi
cate Gonvlcllor, In Vlaw of
FULTON WILL RETURN.
May Go Dry Forever,
Charlestowri, W. Vs., Feb. 7. A
Joint resolution was passed by the
house today providing for an amend
ment to the constitution which gives
tbo right tc voters to decide" whether or
not liquor or the manufacture of linuor nut un a larse amount In tho near
I will be prohibited forever in the state. J ture.
Demand Flat 2 1-2 Cent Fair.
Salom A committee of tho Travel
ing Men's association has arranged
with tho railrcad commission to filoa
complaint against all roads doing busl
nees in uregon and asking for u flat
2-cent rato on mileage books, Tho
rate now Is about 'i cents, and the
books sold aro not mlleago books, but
nre coupon books, each coupon repre
senting 6 cents.
Adds Courso in Italian.
University of Oregon Eugene A
course in beginning Italian has boon
announced by tho department of mod
ern languugems. Dt. Timothy Chloran
is at tho head of this department.
Cannery Puts Up Deaf
Brownsville The Brownsvlllo can
nery has poen experimenting In tho
canning of beef and It will probably
grain Imy, IH16; alfalfa, 112013;
Butter Fancy crcarnory, 3035c per
Poultry A verago old hens, 139 He
per pound; mixed chickens, 1213a;
spring chickens, 13Ho; roosters, 10
(5)l2o; dressed chickens, Ho; tmkeys,
live, H16o; dressed, choice, 10($l7c;
geese, live, UI0oj ducks, 1820o;
pigeons, 76cl 00; squabs, 11,6002.
Eggs Fresh ranch, candled, 20(3)27c
Vnil 76 to 126 pounds, OQOJvc;
126 to 160 pounds, 7c; 160 to 200
Pork Block, 76 to 160 pounds, 7
7Ho; psckers, 60c,
Fruits Apples, tublo, fl.762,60
cooking, i.)(;j)i.ou per hox; o ran lor
ries, 811 per hurrol.
Vegetables Turnips, 76c nor sack;
carrots, OSo per snek ; beets, fl.00 per
sack; cabbage, Deeper pound t cauli
flower, 11.76 2j colory. $3.60(34.60
per crote; onions, 15020c per dozen;
parsely, 20o pordoxon; peas, 10a per
pound j peppers, 17Jo por pound;
pumpkins, icsicper pound; radish
es, 20o per dozen; spinach, Co par
pound; sprouts, 8o por pound; squash,
10 Uio per pound.
Onolons f 2 60 por hundrod.
Potatoes I000o per hundred, de
livered Portland; swout potatoes, 3.26
193.60 por cwt.
Hops 1007, prlmo and cholco, 6(3
7o per pound; olds, l2o per pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
13 '200 per pound, according to shrink.
sue; valley, 1820o. according to fine-
fu-lnessj mohair, choice, 2030o por
Comes to Oregon to Answsr Chsrges
of Attorney Hsnsy.
Washington, Feb. 6. Senator Ful
ton lias decided to go bsck to Oregon,
meet the charges made against him by
Francis J. Hcney, and square himself
with his constituents. Tho full text ot
Mr. Henoy's speech was received hero
lost night. After reading the full re
port, tho senator decided to make his
answer an the ground rather than by
letter from hero, and says his answer
will bo complete. Ilo will probably
tako the 3 o'clock train today. The
soiutor last night raid:
I shall leavo for Orriron tomorrow.
I would havo left today, but for the
fact that it was necessary to arrange, so
taras KMsiuie, lor mattors pending In
which tho stato Is Interested, I had
not contemplatod another trip to Ore
gon during the present campilgri, being
(lerfectly willing to leavo thu matter of
selecting my successor to the peopto
without stigKcatlon torn me, so long as
the campaign should bo conducted
alsrg decent lines."
' Turkey Menacea Russia
St. Pttersburg, Feb. 6. Itccont ad
vices received from tho Caucasus Indl.
catos that tho Itusslan Inhabitants aro
greatly alarmed over tho concentration
of Turkish troops In Armenia and It Is
believed Is designed as a reply to any
attempt at a demonstration on tho tsirt
of Itusslu. Under tho cover of Tuiklsh
tribesmen tho Turks aro rrjioitod its
riMSslnglntuntry at Hayaild and other
strategic points near tho frontier In
Biuh strength as to dlsimso ot the prob
ability that tho movement is InUmded
solely ugalnst non-militant Persia.
Dom MlRuslots Cart fully.
Vienna, Fob. 6, Dom Miguel da
Brauunza, tho pretender to tho thronn
of Portutul, hus curtailed his slay In
Viareggln, Italy, and Is now on hii wnv
I...1. i I'..,.!' nil...... . . ""'
mm io insula, iuissiep it is lio
lluvml, Is tukoiionthoadvlcoofrflliillvn
ol tho protondrr, that ho uvold any uo
tlou that could utidor Iheso circum
stances In auy way bo misconstrued,
Storm Demoralizes Traffic.
Durongo, Colo., Feb. 6. Tho worst
snow storm of tint seuson has bepn pre
vailing in Southwestern Colorado today.
Tho storm began last Sunday and has
been growing In Intensity over slnco
Railroad tiallla Is demoralized and tele
graph and telephone wires are down in
Portland, l'cb. 8. Al I 30 o'cUk
this morning the Jury In the llsll ioi.
splisoy trial aruiounced that It lu
resahud a veidlot. Tim verdict wti
staled III an envelope, under Untrue,
tlous gUen by Judge Hunt last nlsht.
and will be letunted to tho court stij
opened at 10 o'clock this morning, In
vis of tlm rhargu given by JuJk-
Hunt and the fact that the Jury tl.lil
crated only three hours, having rrtind
al 10.20 o'clock last night, the roe.
rutlou Is'coiifldrttt the verdict Is guilty,
Undrr ihe Krdeial statute, rompirsty
such as that charged In the IndMrnsnt
un which Hall wai tried, Is ptinisliibi
by a fine tiol rirrcdlng 110 000, or by
Imprisonment not exceeding two )rars,
Portland, Feb. H At last higlit s
scmIoii, which comeurd at 7 li
o'clock, Judge Hunt dellmcd whsnit-
Ive Intliucllotis to Ihe Jury, the elvarge
rr-inlrlng two hours for Its dnllmr.
At 10 13 o'clock, tir Judge WeUter
for the defendant had lntron ob
jections to practically every Instruction
ol the court, the Jury irtlrrd lodrliUr
ato on a verdict, The Jurors were In
structed by Judgo Hunt that If a vr
diet should 11 rraihnl during He
night, they were to seal It in an rn
veloxi and repair In thn custody of tlto
bailiffs to Ihejr rooms, the verdict to
bo returned at 10 o'clock this morning
to which hour the court thru sl
Journed. Judiie Hunt's Instructions were fsr
more elaborate than In any ol Ihe pre
ceding land fraud or conspiracy rase.
They consisted of a learned exposition
ot the law as applied to conspiracy
charges and a lucid IntorprtUtlon of
tho stat jtM pertaining to the fencing
and homestead acta and the sUtuts ot
When the Instructions hail bren glvrn
Mr. Henry rxprral his satisfaction
with them, hut Judge Webster, for His-
defendant, submitted ricentlons In a
general way to the onUlo charge.
REFORM POSTAL SERVICE.
Commission Recommends Changes In
Intarsst of Economy.
Washington, Feb, 8 tn a prelim
inary report ot the postal commission
authorised during the last concrrts, Ihe
mln m-omtix-nilatlon will be to the
effect that theolllceof the fouith assist
ant postmaster general shall la done
away with and that an executive oillcer
appointed by the president for a long
term ho Installed as the active head of
the department, who shall act under
the direction of the postmaster general
and hold the same relation that a su
perintendent ot a railroad holds to a
railroad president and directorate.
The examiners found thai politics to
of'ru Interfered with tho systrinsto
ruining of the drtwitmont ami that tha
heads wero srldnrn installed f"i any
length of tlmo Uiforo being retired ur
Under present conditions It Is neces
sary lor a mall Uig look broken on an
Alaskan route tn ho transported the en
tire, distance to thn Mississippi valley
Morn It can ho mended. To do away
with this and other linnrarllrnhle meth
ods, tho commission nioposrs) tho foi
motion of divisions with full roer to
administer olllces within their boundar
ies, r-aui noumisrlce shall not nrces
nnrlly follow stato lines.
Ol thn 112,000 postoltlcei run by tle
government It Is thought that fully 30,.
J00 can bo operated In such a manner
as to Ix-como iinuarcountlng olfiofsand
do away with the too frequent Issuance
of stamps and many Intermediate re
I'orts, Maalco Orsnts Ooallnrc Station.
Mex'oo City, Feb. 8. Tho concession
by Mexico to tho United Slates giant'
lng tho privilege fur tho establishment
of nrosillng station at Magdaliuia bsy
Is now In force and It Is ftipecUtl that
the two barires nrovlih'd iiiiilur tint run-
iwisl-m will he anchored In tho bay be-
roro inn arrival tliero of tho lliot, Fur
thor negotiation aro ponding lor a
largo Uirgct rungo and permission to
inn murium icr small nrin pruoiic".
Previous requests of llko natuio wero
not favorably rocolvod by Mexico, but
this ono nmy bo granted,
Smuggles Arms Into China.
Hongkong, Pub. 8. Chlneso Imper
ial customs officials this afternoon selx
fd a Japanoso steumor noar Mra"
which wns landing twins on Ohlneso
territory, It Is alleged that tho arms
vraio intended for revolutionists under.
Dr. Hun Yot Son. thn inn.im. nf Mm rev
olutionary party in China.