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SHIPPERS WIN OUT
United Status Court Decides liar-
rliiiiin Linos In Wroiiy,
lUMBER INTERESTS SUSTAINED
Upholds Right of Commission to Fix
Freight Hates, Which Muit Uo
Hun l'raurlaco, Oct. 1. In sustaining
n demurrer by ttm government tii itu
Application for mi liijuntlluit filed by
tint Hoiitlieni Pacific company aceklng
to restrain tho Intcratnto commerce
-ommllon from estahllaliliig n rule
upon lumber between Ori'itun anil Call
furnla, tint Unit ft Htatea rlrcult court
if appeals yeaterday rendered A do
elalmi which uphold tint Authority of
the fiiiniiill(in to fix freight charge
upon what It consider n just and
a-quitnbln haala, and auatalna, In ita di
rect Application, Urn moat Important
elauan of the rate low, tinnier, Ilia
right nf t tic foinmlMlmi to relievo ahlp
pern, win' ti In Ita jmliiiiiit they nrn
illlltlcd In audi relief,
While tlm opinion of the court will
prolmlily nut lip nvallamn for several
lay, tlm victory or Ilia government up
x'nr In I in n aiihilnutlal inc. Hcptc
aeiitatUcs nf tlm United Hlaea itlatrlct
iiltnriiey'a of flcr nml tlm Intcratate
aMimmcrcp roniiiilaaiiin declared that tlila
la thn flrat Inatancn allien tlm enact
inrnt nf the mtii law In which It waa
nltrtst lliat the riiinmlaalmi hail erred
In a qucatlun nf dlacrotlun anil Judg
inrnt, ami tin flrat t Into that there kail
lire ii placed aoiarcly before a court of
thla Jurla-llctlon the right of the com
iniaalun to make, or correct ratra under
The action decided waa Instituted by
the Hniitlirrn 1'aclfle ami thn Oregon &
California Hallway nfter thn Aiinounco
inrnt of an lncrcir In thn ratra on
rough luhihcr from thn Willamette) val
ley In Oregon la Han 1'ranciaco ami
other hay xilnta, Tho rallruaila an
nnunceil that the rate, which waa 13.10
per 1,000 feet, waa to hn Increased to
1t, A prntrat waa fllil with thn Inter
mate commerce cnmmiaalon by the. A
iw elated Lumber Dealer of the North
wrat, ami the eommlMlon, after Invratl
nation, decided that 13 10 per 1,000 waa
A resannahlo rate, The objection of
the railway to thla ileelalnn took the
form nf a ault for An Injunction to aet
nalile thn order of thn eommUaion,
DISEASE IS AUATINQ.
Cholor In St. Patoriburft Hat Caused
Ht. Petersburg, Oct. 1 Por the 24
houra ending at noon yeaterday 223
new rruiea and 03 deaths from cholera
have heen reported hy the inunlclpnl
hoapltala Vor thn prevloua Si houra
the atatiatlea were 222 caaca ami 00
One hundred arJ twenty seven reenv.
'rlc were reHirtel yesterday aa com
pared .with 137 the CI houra ending at
noon the day prcvUiia.
The tntata since, the beginning of the
epidemic am 5,(153 caaea, 2,108 deatha
nnd 1,031 recoveries.
There haa heen published an official
report of an outbreak of the cholera at
the I'avloak military academy. Thla
nhnwa that the dlaeaan originated In
thn academy kitchen, where, a cook waa
Buffering from liicijilent cholera and
prepared thn food fur thn cadets for
aaeveral daya. The conk contracted the
illaeaan In the cholera hospital, where
lie waa aent on a mUlnken dlagnoala,
"When thn phyalclan diaenvorod hla error
the cook waa diachargod and allowed
to return to duty. Thla groaa careless
nea'a rraulted In f'H of tlio cadeta coming
down with tho dlaonao. l'lvo of thcao
vaaea ended fatally.
Aeroplane Deal Closed,
1'arla, Oct. 1. With tho conaent of
"Wllhur Wright, the great American
aviator, I-nwro Wnlller haa ordered a
Trench factory to manufacttiro 50 aero,
idanea hullt on thn anmn dan aa
"Wright's machlno, Welller la tho head
of tho ayndlcuto (hat I going to pay
Wright brothers $100,000 for tho
I'roneh rights to their machine, provld
lug It mrota with certain rcqulrommta,
nml It la hollnved thnt the order placed
with tho factory yeaterday Ii antlcl
iiatory of the alining of a contract ho
tweon thn Wrlgkt brothers and tho
Ship Armi to Ohlnete.
Vancouver, II. 0 Oct. 1, Arma nnd
mmminltlon nro holng regularly amug
gled from Vancouver to nld Chineao
bnndlta nnd plratea on tho wcatarn aldo
of tho pAflflo, according to n dlaeovcry
rocently inndn on hoard tho atonmor
llmprcaa of Japan nt Hongkong.! On
tho laat vlalt of tho atenmnr to thnt port
n mimhor of trunka with fnlao hottomi
'worn found, In which were aovornl hun
dred round nf ammunition nnd many
jmckngea lnholod "aoap."
Fires Revived In Adlrondacks,
Rnrnnno I,nkp, N. Y Oct. lTlio
forert flrca In tho Adlrondacks which
wero tompornrlly chocked by henvy
mind nro ngnin springing Into llfo In
ovory direction. Vanned by n stendy
wind, tho flnmos onco mora nro nasum
Ing ilnngorous proportions. Tho war
dens nro rushing men to Dannouior.1,
where a ig ire is in progress.
lONOnANOE OF SANITATION.
Lower Glasses In Husila llefuio to
Ht. I'cterahiirg, Kept. 2I Hlnco the
beginning nf thn epidemic there linva
been lfi.DHIi citara of Aalntle cholera ro
Krlil In Ituaaln nnd 7,102 dnntha. In
Ht. 1'aterahurg nlono, allien the preaeuco
nf tho diannao wna officially mlmltted
Hejilemljcr H, thorn hnvo been 4,031 cnana
nml 1,H71 deatha rojiorted.
Thu figures with rofcrcucn to tlio In
vnaluii of thla city by the dlsuaso can
nut be rollad upon aa on n number of
occaaluna authurltatlvo aourcca showud
tho tiuint'LT of caaca ami deatha in a
ingle day to bo far In uxceaa of that
announced by the nuthorltlea. There la
tin appreciable betterment ut tho aanl
tnry conditions and consequent decreaan
In thn dlaenan aa ahown by tlio flgurea
given out Hunilny.
I'nr the 24 hours ending at noon the
number of new caaea In thn city waa
2UH and tho number of death 143, aa
compared with 312 new caaea and 153
ilentha tut the prevloua 21 houra.
Difficulty has been experienced In
dealing with tho workmen of Ht. l'otera-
burg, who with their famlllea comprise
three fifths of the population for they
wero unable and unwilling to comply
with the aaultary precautions. The
Iguornneo of tho lower claaaes and their
auperatltlun greatly Increaio the diffi
culties uf tho situation. During the
earlier atages of the epidemic faw could
Imi prevailed upon to undergo preventive
Inoculation, which la provided free of
charge, but latterly the authorltlea
have inado Inoculation compultory in
omo ipjartera of tho city.
SITUATION MOST SERIOUS.
Unbroken Drouth In East t. Kilting
Havoc With Industries.
I'ittaburg, Kept. 20 With loaaca ag
gregating several million dollars from
forest fires, and heavy damage to croj
and livestock, nnd the reported loas of
a number of lives due to fighting tim
ber flreij the enforced Idlrneaa of thou
aanda of workmen owing to suspensions
because of lack of water) the authorl
tlea anticipating serious epidemics of
contagious diseases, and many small
atreama dried up and practically oblit
erated, thn drouth of 1008, which has
held western Pennsylvania, eastern
Ohio and West Virginia for two months,
remains unbroken. While In the 1'ltts
burg district the water supply Is suffi
cient to carry on all business, the low
stage of the rivers has caused a con
gestion of much coal In this vicinity.
Kvery available barge and float has
been loaded with coal, and at present
there are almost 20,000,000 bushels in
the I'ittaburg harbor.
Alfout 15,000 miners employed in the
river mines along the 'Mpnongabrla val
ley are out of work.
In all sections of the dry tone pray
ers are offered up dally and theso pray
ers will euutlnue until they are an
swered with rain.
8TUDENTS FIGHT DISEASE.
Drafted In Manila to Dattle With Epi
demic of Cholera.
Manila, Wept. 20 There were 14 new
cases of cholera and three deaths re
ported for thn 24 hours ending at 8
o'clock yesterday morning. Practically
tho ontlro staffs of tho bureau of scl
ences nnd the local medical schools havo
been drnftod Into tho scrvlco to fight
tho disease. The two senior classes of
the medical schools nro acting Asnursos
A serious situation Is caused by tho
supply of disinfectants running very
low, Tho bureau of sciences Is experi
menting with electricity and sea water
to produco chlorine for use until the
new supplies of disinfectants arrive.
Knormons quantities of disinfectants
have been used In vigorous efforts to
cleanse the entire city.
New Party In Cuba.
Havana, Cuba, Bept. 20 That the
Liberal party will lose tho entiro negro
voto in tho coming election seems as
sured, as tho result of an attnek raado
on n mass mooting of negroes by a mob
nf Mbornls, The fact that the nogro
element proposed to form a national
party angered tho Idborals, ns thoy saw
thnt such a party would draw moro from
their ranks than rrom tne conserva
tives. Jencrnl Hstonoz, leader of tho
negroes, hns nnnounced thnt his party
Is n cortnlnty, ns his followers cannot
hopo to socuro tholr rights without n
party or tnoir own.
New Coal Field Found.
Victoria. V. 0 Sept. 20 A rich find
of good coal with a soam eight foot In
width has boon located as a result or
tho boring at Deop liny, Vancouver Is
land, about threo miles south of Union
Hay, by tho Wellington Colliery com
pany of 11. DiiMsmnlr's Sons, The soam
will be worked as soon as arrangements
can be mdo to sink on It.
NEWS FROM THE
APPEALS GUARANTEE CASE.
Oklahoma Dank Will Test Validity In
Washington, Oct 3 The appeal of
the Noble State Hank of Oklahoma
from the decision of the supreme
court of that state in the proceeding
of the bank, which was instituted to
test the gonitiliitionnllly of the Okla
homa hank guarantee law, has been
docketed in the supreme court of the
United States. Governor Haskell, as
chairman of the Mate banking board,
is lil.ulo the iiriucipal defendant. The
case originated In tlic Logan county
district court, of Oklahoma, which
court sustained a demurrer and re
lated to grant the injunction asked for
by the hank. The case was appealed
to the supreme court of the state,
where the decision of the county
court was affirmed. The stale su
preme court held that the law was
contrary neither to the federal nor
the state constitution.
The court will be asked to advance
the case to the docket, but it is doubt
ful if it can be heard before the No
Vorys Was Reinstated.
Washington. Sent. 30 The Interior
Department has itmle nubile a letter
of Secretary of the Interior Cornelius
,N llllti dated November S. 1807. re
inking the disbarment of A. I. Vorys,
of Ohio, from practice before the le
pertinent Mr Vorys is a member of
the political stall of Mr Taft The
letter states that Mr Vorys was dis
barred for having withheld pension
money 6 ml violating the law relative
to compensation for services in pen
sion cates in connection with the
prosecution of a claim. In revoking
the order Mr Him stated that at the
time of the disbarment Mr Vorys was
a law student and disclaimed any in
tention of violating the law.
Cash for Reclamation.
Washington, Oct. 2 Kstlmaics given
out by the reclamation service show
that Oregon laat year contributed ap
proximately (1,387,413 to the reclama
tion fund, making ber total eontrlbo
tlnn to Juno 30, 100S, $8,107,822. For
the flrat time since tho reclamation law
was pasted, Oregon dropped from first
In second place on tho Hat of contribu
tions, dun to tho unexpected boom In
land salen in North Dakota, enabling
that state to tako rank over Oregon
with a lend of leas than I20O.000. Wash
Ingtnn'a contribution Is estimated at
1843,702; her total, (3.080,0.10; Idaho
laat vear contributed (400,023 or (3,
333,030 in all.
Resume Sliver Coinage,
Washington, Oct 3 Director of
the Mint I. each has announced that
the government will resume the pur
chase nf silver for subsidiary coin
age this week i he announcement
says that 133.000 ounces will be pur
chased each week for an indefinite
period The director of the mint ex
pects a strong demand for dollars and
smaller coins as soon as the cotton
crop begins to move and is prepar
ing for it.
Cholera Cases In Manila.
Washington, Oct. 2 Oovcrnnr-Oen-
era Hmlth, of tho I'Mllpplnoa, has tele-
grapneii me war ucparnncni mat mere
were 14 new eases of cholera during
the 24 houra ending At 8 o'clock Tuea
day morning and 12 cases for tho 24
houra enileii nt n a, m. Wednesday.
From 8 o'clock Wednesday morning un
til 5 p. m. there wero seven eases.
Cholera Cases Increase.
Washington, Sept. 30 The cholera
epidemic in Russia is increasing says
a cablegram to the marine hospital
service from a Ht.ropean report of
tint bureau The principal centers of
infection nre St Petersburg, Astra
khan, Curjcw, Julian, Kostow and the
Pension In Northwest.
Washington, Oct 3. According to
the annual report of the commission
er of pensions, there arc now 7,802
pensioners in Oregon receiving 1.
108,004 annually in pensions; 10,701
in Washington, receiving SI 031.313
and 2,333 in Idaho, receiving $343,033
Straus Sniffs at Guarantee,
Washington, Bent. 20. Secretary
Strnus tndav said ho thought nn exam
ination should tie mado of tho failure of
tho National Hank of Conlgate, Okla.
Straus declared thla en so furnished tho
only illustration of tho gunrnntoed bauk
Printers Get Rntse.
Washington, Oct. 3 The new reg
ulation went into effect Thursday by
which the pay of the linotype and
monotype operators in the employ of
the government printing office Is in
creased from 30 to 00 cents nn hour
Cholera In the Philippines,
Washington, Sept. 20. Governor
Smith at Manila reports 30 ensea of
eholora for tho 24 hours ending at 8
o'clock yesterday morning, From then
until 4 o'elock 10 cases wore reported ns
against 0 at 4 o'elock the day before.
TESTS NEW EXPL08IVE.
War Department Expects Powda r Wll
Washington, Oct. 1 Tho war depart
ment la demonatrntlng at Handy Hook
proving grounds, New York, with a com
bination of powder and projective that
promlai-s nn effective fighting rango of
from CO to 75 per cent greater than any
nt tho eommnnd of any other army of
thn world, Tho powder uacd In the ex
periments in dunnlte, an invention of
Mcuterinnt-Coloncl Iieverly Dunn, It
hns nn cxnloalva power IS tier rent
greater than that of any known powder,
including the Japanese shlmoso tiowdcr.
i nc ordinary shell or projectile used
by tho army La been elongated so as
to liacn tho air resistance nnd other
wlau shaped to rcceivo tho full force of
thn powder explosion,
Tho preliminary tests at Sandy Hook
havo, shown that tho new projectiles
hnvo an extreme range of trom CO to 00
per cent more than tho old projectiles.
In combination with tho new powder
the new rirujectllo has an extreme rango
of from CO to 75 per cent more than the
As tho extreme range of the projec
tiles heretofore used by the army has
been ns great as that of any other army
In the world, the now discovery gives to
this country a fighting weapon effective
at far greater rango than that of anv
J lie extremo range or a shell is a mile
to on inch. The Cinch shell has a
range of 0 mile, the 12-Inch shell a
range of 12 miles.
GOMPERS WILL ANSWER
Decides to Reply to Questions, but
Washington, Sopt. 20 That he would
reply to the questions certified to the
supreme court of the District of Colum
bia in connection with tho contempt
proceedings against President Gompcrs
nnd other Federation of Labor officials
beforo the examiner, as directed Satur
day by Chief Juotico Claiburne, was
announced by President Gompcrs on re
suming tho witness stand.
"I will answer tho questions," he
said, "but I will answer them under
The objectionable questions were not
presented Immediately, but Mr. Daven
port, attorney for tho Ituck company
aaked regarding the publications con
cerning tbo company in labor papers.
Mr. Oomter sought to curtail tho in-
nuiry by accepting responsibility tor
many or mo utterances copied into
Uon the reading of one of the news
paper clippings, Mr. Oompcra reiterated
tho charge that President Van Cleave
of the Iluck Stove company and of the
National Aasoclation of Manufacturers
is employing detectives in connection
with the contest with the Federation.
Mr. Davenport protested against the
charge, but Mr. Oompers persisted, de
claring with emphasis that It was true.
Gompers Back at Van Cleave.
Washington, Sept. 30. Testifying in
the contempt proceedings against him
and other labor officiaU, Gompers de
clared the fund of 11,300,000 raised
by President Van Cleave of the Em
ployers' association for "educational
purposes" had been used in an effort
to bribe labor officials and in employ
ing spies to follow labor leaders.
Gompers said he had been shadowed
everywhere by detectives.
Let Stewart Rest.
Washington, Oct. 2 In accordance
with Colonel William V. Stewart's re
qucat that he be allowed to recuperate
from hla journey from Fort Grant to
Washington before ho appears before
tho medical members of the retiring
board, tho Imard has decided to post
pone tho examination of tho army offi
cer until next week.
Office Seekers Must Resign.
Washington, Oct. 1 Consternation
wna created here by tho announcement
that President Itoosevclt had decided
that nl government employes who wish
to take an active part in polities must
resign, their positions with tho govern
ment, and -thnt there is no-hope of their
regaining their positions after the cam
paign Is over.
Wright Asks More Time.
Washington, Sept. 30, In order to
give Orville Wright time to recover
from his injuries recently received in
the accident to his aeroplane at Fort
Myrr, the Wright Hrothers have made
application to the signal corps for an
extension of nine mouths' time, or un
til June 28 next', in which to make the
official tests of their machine.
Ask Roosevelt to Decide,
Washington, Sept. 20 To Presi
dent Roosevelt will be left the de
cision whether the Washington monu
ment is to be used as a wireless sta
tion for the purpose of conducting
experiments with shins at sea and
possibly across the Atlantic ocean.
Political Riot In Cuba.
Washington, Oct. 1 Dispatches ro
eolved at tho war department from- Pro
visional Oovornor Magoon show that
ono man was shot and killed and eight
Injured bv canes and fiata aa a result of
political disturbances in Cuba.
RUSSIA DEGRUDGES MONEY.
Bureaucracy Weight Dollars Heavlor
t Than Human Life.
Ht. Petersburg, Sept. 28 The bu
reaucracy of Ht, Petersburg Is weighing
dollars against human life, and as a re
sult llusila is today threatened with
one of the gravest cholera scourges in
the history of the cmplrs.
lary reforms was recently rilaced, Is
meeting with discouragement from tbosa
in authority on every hand. They are
protesting vigorously against tho enpr
mou expenso Involved in cleaning up
the city, and as a result of their oppo
sition the work will probably be only
One of Premier Stolypln'a proposals
is a completo now syatem of sewerage,
mu caiimaicu COSl OI WOien IS IU,UUU,-
It I being pleaded that the advent
of cold weather will put an end to the
cholera spread, whereas the history of
alt cholera plagues has been that cold
weather Is but a temporary check, being
followed in the ensuing spring by a re
currence of tho scourge.
Had as conditions are in St. Peters
burg, they are hardly to be compared
with the menacing aspect of tbo dis
ease in other parts of the empire. In
scores of towns tho wretched poverty of
tbo people, covered with the Ignoranee
and superstition against remedial meas
ures, 'makea tbo work of guarding
against the fearful outbreak In the
spring an utter impossibility.
Doctors are appalled at the prospect,
and say that whatever the outenmn In
Ht. Petersburg, tbero is no hope of lm-
It is estimated that throughout tin.
sla there have already been 18,000
deaths from cholera. In many towns
76 per eeat of the caaca have terminated
ABOLISH COLONIST RATES.
Plan Almost Unanimously Approved
by Western Railroads.
Chicago, ScpL 28 Tho colonization
of the western country it going to be
materially retarded If railroads be
tween Chicago and the Pacific Coast
carry out a plan which has been ad
vanced by executive officials. A prop
osition has received the approval of
nearly every railroad in the Western
Passenger association to abolish all low
or reduced rates after January 1, 1000.
This determination has been reached
because of tho alarm felt over the re
duction in net passenger revenue of
western roads. This reduction is laid at
the door of reduced rates, and genuine
alarm is felt for the future, ltailroad
officials declare that with tho 2-cent
rate generally thero can be no reduced
rate without passing; the margin of
It is estimated that western roads
have lost this season several millions
of dollars' in passenger revenues, com
pared with what hey would have en
joyed had tbey maintained a minimum
2-cent rate west or Chicago. This eon
elusion is based upon careful statistics
prepared by tho Alton and other rail
roads, which show that railroads have
carried moro passengers than ever, but
at a leas net rvvenue than accrued from
a smaller movement. This can mean
only one thing, it is said, and that it
the return of a minimum 2-eent rate
It Is not expected that this chance
can be brought about until tho first of
the year, but it now teems certain that,
If the public desire reduced rates, they
can be had only by a return to the
3 cent basis.
CHtrtE'SE AVOID HEAD TAX.
Hundreds Admitted Into Canada on
Ottawa. Out.. Sept. 28 A scheme has
just been laid bare by the controller of
Chinese immigration nt Ottawa, which
Is bellovej to bo the most elaborately
conceived fraudulent device for effect
ing tho Chinese "invasion" of Canada
Hy means of this device hundreds of
young Celestials havo been flocking in
at the eastern ports of the Dominion
and escaping the $500 head tax by
passing themselves off as merchants or
other privileged classes. Canada has
thus been victimized through honoring
certificates of the eharge d'affaires ad
Interim and consul general at the Im
perial Chinese legation in Mexico.
Htatistics in the trade ana commerce
department here show that 2S0 Chinese
Immigrants were admitted Into Canada
recently at the porta of Montreal and
Halifax alone, without paring the head
tax and that not more than 15 Chinese
should havo been so favored.
Land Grab Thwarted.
San Francisco, Sept. 28 8tato Min
eralogist Aubury after a long fight has
compelled II. H. Yard & Co., speculators
associated with tho Western Pacific, to
rolease their hold on 13,000 acres of rich
mineral land in Plumas and Ilutte coun
ties. This land waa located by Yard
and his associates some year ago. Later
Aubury filed an action In tho laud of
fice on tbo ground that while it had
been taken as mineral land and was
known to contain minerals, the land
was desired for railroad purposes. Tho
land offtco hat now cancelled the filing.
Work for Young Teddy.
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 28. Theodore
Itoosovelt, Jr., It to begin tervice with
the Hartford Carpet Workt at Thomp
sonville today. It is thought he will
enter the operating department.
Parched and Suffering Eastern
States Welcomes Rain.
FOREST FIRES ARE EXTINGUISHED
Had Just Destroyed Vlllsge In Adl
rondacks When Cownpour Be
ganCold Wave It Due.
Washington, Sept. 29-The drouth
which has prevailed over the entire
eastern section of the United States
for months is broken. Rain has been
general over the entire affected area.
The weather bureau announced last
night that the heavy rains would b
followed by a drop in the temperature
today. Forecaster Garriot said it
would be about 83 degrees cooler.
Rains will cease tomororw in the Mid
dle Atlantic states, but may continue
for 24 hours longer in the New Eng
land States, which, until late yester-,
day, had not shared in the general
Adirondack Village Burned.
Utica, N Y., Sept. 29. Rain began
falling at Clearwater and Lonz Lake
yesterday and it is reported that indi
cations are for a sufficient downpour
to stop the fire ravages.
A lire which destroyed the village
of Long Lake West, causing a loss of
JI2S.000, swept through the forest to
rapidly that the firelighters had to
nee lor their lives. It is reported that
during the fire four tons of dynamite,
which had been sent in for use upon
the railroad and in fighting the fire,
exploded, causing ijreat destruction in
the immediate vicinity and badly
twisted the tracks.
Reports indicate that many exten
sive private preserves in the vicinity
of Long Lake West are being fire
swept. Chasane Park, Dr. Seward
Webb's estate, is burning and there
are fires in Harry Payne Whitney'
Rain Falls In New York.
New York, Sept. 20. The long
drouth in New York, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania, which has resulted in
serious forest fires, stopped industrial
pursuits and caused a water famine in
many districts, hat been broken by
The drouth, which has been the
most prolonged in many years, has
lasted about eight weeks. So serious
have been its effects, especially in the
country districts, that prayers have
been ottered up in many churches for
Rain Putt Out Fires.
Glens Falls, N. Y., Sept. 29. The
forest fires that have been raeinr in
the foothills of the Adirondacks in
this section for several weeks were
extinguished yesterday by heavy rains.
WHAT IS HAWAII?
Judge Dole to Decide Important Cat
Involving Status of Islands.
TTinnlnlt TT T Qn fn T Tr.
waii a territory of the United States,
as Arizona and New Mexico, or is it
an insular possession, as Porto Rico
and the Philippine islands? This is
the question that judge Dole oi the
United States district court has been
called upon to decide and attorneys all
over the islands are awaiting the An
swer to the question, as it will effect
the status of nearly every legal prob
lem that has come up for solution
since the annexation of the Hawaiian
The issue was raised in the case of
Manuel Perez and Augusta Walsh.
indicted under the Edmunds act A
plea of former acquittal was Hied by
the attorneys for the defense, it beina;
alleged that the defendants were
prosecuted for the same offense and
acquitted in the district court last
The point of law raised by this plea
is whether there are two sovereignties
or one in Hawaii. If there are two.
as in a state or territory of the United
States, a former acquittal in the courts
of one jurisdiction is not a defense in
a court of another jurisdiction. Hut if
Hawaii is not a full territory and there
is onty one sovereignty, an acquittal
in any court is a bar to further prose
cution on the same charge.
Cholera Claims Many Victims
St. Petersburg, Sept. 20, The num
ber of new cholera cases in the mu
nicipal hospitals for the 24 hours
ended at noon yesterday was 203 and
the deaths 103, The statistics for the
previous 24 hours were 208 and 143,
respectively. Eight hospital attend
ants have come down with the disease
and the other attendants are in a state
of panic. Great difficulty is being en
countered in persuading them to re
main at their posts. Premier Stolypin
has written a sharp letter of censure
to the mayor of St. Petersburg re
garding the conditions
Cholera Declines In Manila.
Manila, Sept. 29. The cholera con
tinues to decline. Hut 10 cases were
reported during a period of 12 hours
yesterday. Mrs. C. A. Carter, an
American school teacher, is among