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Charge gf Receiving Rebates Not
Previa by GeverRiBeat,
ATTORNEYS ARE DISHEARTENED
Jury Acquits by Order of Judge De
cision of Appeal Court Makes
Chicago, March 1(7. "Not guilty."
This is the result reached yesterday
in the government's famous suit against
the Standard Oil company of Indiana.
The suit wherein tho defendant com
pany at one timo faced a flno of $29,-
240,000 at the hands of Judge Land is
on a chargo of having accepted rebates
from tho Chicago & Alton railroad,
camo to an end abruptly. Judgo An
derson, beforo whom tho caso was
brought after reversal by the United
States Court of Appeals, instructed the
jury to find a verdict of not guilty.
Judge Anderson's decision was not
altogether unlookcd for, ho having pre
viously announced that tho proof re
lied upon at tho first trial was incom
petent and it was with something of
an air of hopelessness that District
Attorney Sims and his assistants at
tempted to Bhow tho admissibility of
the Illinois classification to prove the
existence of a legal rato of 18 cents.
This was a vital point in the government
contention. Assistant District Attor
ney Wllkerson admitted that tho pros
ecution could not supply tho proof
deemed necessary and suggested dis
missal. John S. Miller then moved for
an instruction verdict of not guilty.
This was ordered.
As to whether prosecution on seven
other indictments still pending against
the company will bo instituted. Mr.
Sims would not express an opinion,
stating that this rested entirely with
the attorney general.
WOOL STORAGE HOUSE.
Growers Form Company and Start
Building at Chicago.
Chicago, March 11. The election of
officers of the WareheuM & Storajro
eeatpaay, and the Uyteg et the corner
atone- ef f) immense warfthewee whleb,
when completed, will accommodate 25,
000,000 pounds of wool, wero two steps
taken today in a movement to maxo
this city tho wool center of the world.
J. EL Cosgrlff, of Rawlins, Wyo.,
was chosen president: A. u. Leonard,
Chicago, vice president; R. B. Thomp
son. Chicaeo. secretary and treasurer.
The building will occupy nearly two
acres of ground. It will likely be
ready for occupancy Hay 15, in ample
time to take caro of this year's clip
of wool. It is proposed to atoro at
least 25.000.000 pounds of wool each
season, and arrangements are under
way to increase the amount to 50,000,-
000 the second year.
NEW STOCK-RAISING PLANT.
Hybrid Alfalfa Likely to Be a Great
LaCrosse, Wis., March 11. With
three varieties of Siberian alfalfa, a
clover-which grows north of tho Arctic
circle, and som-300 other varieties of
seeds suitable to the semi-arid region
of the West, Professor Niels Ebbsen
Hansen, chief plant explorer of the
United States Department of Agricul
ture, has returned from a nine months'
trip in lands rarely visited by an Amer
ican. It was Professor Hansen's third trip
to Northern Siberia and his fourth to
the highest latitudes of European Rus
sia. He intends to combine the best
elements of alfalfa of four continents
and of all climates in a plant which
will withstand the coldest weather and
which will, it is claimed, make this
country tho greatest producer of beef
and mutton in the world.
Trouble for Castro.
Caracas, Venezuela, March 8, via
.Willematad, .March 10. The French
government has sent a cable message
to Senor Lorena, the Brazilian minis
ter here, who is caring for French in
terests, annuoncing the approaching
departure from France for Venezuela,
of ex-President Castro, and asking
what action Venezuela would take in
case ho attempted to land, Senor
Lorena replied that inasmuch as Castro
bad been criminally indicted in Vene
zuela on a charge of conspiring against
the life of President Gomez, he would
Aboriginal Giant Found.
San Pedrq, Col., March 11. Tho
skeleton of an Indian was unearthed
at Whites point today by men operat
ing a street grading machine. It was
that of a man of unusunal stature,
with abnormally largo head and thick
ness of skull, and gavo evidence of
caving ceen ounea many years.
SMALL MOPE IN TENNESSEE.
Remaining Standard Cases Desperate
Rebate Law About Dead,
Washington, March 12. Tho offi
cials of tho department of justice to
day again declined to discuss what
further action woud bo taken by tho
government with respect to tho soveral
other criminal cases against tho Stand
ard Oil company for accepting rebates
now pending in tho courts for tho
Northern District of Illinois. It is un
derstood, however, that Messrs. Wll
kerson and Sims, tho government at
torneys, will como to Washington
within tho next few days for n confer
ence with Attorney General Wicker
sham, when it is presumed a courao of
action will bo doctded on.
Tho decision of tho court in tho J 29.
240,000 fine caso leaves still pending
in the Chicago District court three
doublo cases, in which two separate
grand juries havo found Indictments.
These three doublo cases are under
stood to bo similar, if not identical,
with tho caso dectded yesterday.
Consideration already has been given
bv Kovcrnment counsel to the caso of
tho United States against the Standard
Oil company, which shortly is to como
to trial at Jackson, Tenn.
Tho indictment in that caso contains
1,500 counts, tho specific charges bolng
that the Standard shipped from Whit
ing, Ind., to various points in the
South 1,600 or more carloads of oil on
which concessions in rates woro mado
by tho railroads.
The decision of the Circuit court at
Chicago is not binding as a matter of
law on tho Tennessee judge, who may
trv the case, as ho Is not in tho same
circuit, but it is considered likely that
he may follow the Chicago court so far
as tho two cases havo similarity. Tho
Tennessee case probably will be heard
by Judge John E. McCall, of the west
ern district of Tennessee.
WIRELESS TELLS:OF WOE.
Atlantic'Statlona'PIck Up Frsgments
of Appeal for Help From Sea.
Boston, March 12. Another sea
tragedy has been revealed to naval
operators at the government wireless
stations at Charleston navy yard and
Newport by fragmentary messages re
ceived through the e(her. Whether
the breaks in tho message are caused
by the distress on board tho vessel
sending them or not is not known. Not
enough has been received at either sta
tion to locate or identify the craft in
"In distress, notify life-saving eta
tleaa west seuth eaatr ." li the
wayrtfee message wm re4 at Newport.
Another wireless station picked up
fragments of a message about the same
time which were in effect that a vessel
was drifting in distress off tho New
Jersey coast. Tho word "Trainer"
was among other unconnected words
received and this led to tho supposition
that tho message might have referred
fn lij kAm., "Ann D Tptln. "
which was reported early in tho week
as drifting without masts off the Vir
BRITAIN GAINS TERRITORY.
Slam Cedes 16,000 Square Miles
der Industrial Treaty.
London, March 12. Fifteen thou
sand square miles of territory has been
added to the British empire by the
treaty signed yesterday at Bangkok,
Siam, under the terms of which Slam
cedes to Great Britain the states of
Kalantan, Tringan and Kedah, which
hereafter will be administered with
tho Malay Federated states.
Under the treaty British capital to
the extent of $20,000,000, will be fur
nished for the construction of railroads
south from Bangkok. These lines are
to be controlled by a new department
quite distinct from the present railroad
administration of biam, which is ad
ministered by Gemans. There will be
also a gradual abolition of British ex
tra territorial rights in Slam.
Life Saves by Wireless.
Eureka, Cal., March 12. The oil
steamer Asuncion, Captain George E.
Bridgett, en route from San Francisco
to Portland, hove to 100 miles north of
here this afternoon and notified the
Fort Humboldt wireless station that a
sailor had fallen from the rigging to
the deck. The message stated that his
injuries had resulted in severe internal
hemorrhages, and medical advice was
asked for and was promptly given.
Again on Visiting Terms.
Victoria, B. G, March 12. News
was brought by tho stcamor Suvcric,
which reached port today, that Japan
was preparing to receive the first Rus
sian warships to reach Japan Blnce the
war. They oro tho Korietz and Glyak,
new vessels named after two of the
same name sunk during tho war, and
had como from Russia, to be followed
shortly by the new cruiser Pawl III,
Dzibuti and another battleship.
Death List Now 36.
Brinkley. Ark.. Morch 12.. Thirty-
five persons were killed by tho tornado
hero and more than 200 injured, ac
cording to a statement issued tonight
by Mayor Jackson. An appeal for out-
uide aid for the homeless was made by
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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
INDIANS GET CATTLE.
Government Will Stock Klamath Ret'
ervatlon With Fine Herd.
Klamath Falls Under what Is ofllci
ally known as tho McLoughlin agree
ment with tho Klamath and Modoc In
dians, which was approved by congress
about thrco years ago, the authorities
are now advertising for C.000 head of
heifers of Durham stock, 2 nhd 3 years
old. It these can do hail Tor division
among tho Indians to bo placed on
their flno allotments it will put thorn
in a position to realize handsomely
from this productive addition to thulr
wealth. Tho Klamath reservation
with its area or over 1,81)1) suqarc
miles is not excelled elsowhoro on tho
coast either for meadow lands or up
Tho McLaughlin ngrcomont under
whtch this purchaso Is to bo triad ag
gregated $637,007.20, more than half
a million, which thoy were untitled to
as indemnification for over 600,000
acres of lands excluded from the reser
vation by an erroneous boundary sur
vey. They were to recclvo n cosh
payment of $26,000, which was paid
thorn two years ago. and 936U.0UU was
placed in tho United States treasury to
draw 6 per cent interest, this interest
to bo paid annually. Of this doposlt
they can, on properly signed and ap
proved petition, draw annually, If they
wish, 10 per cent of tho principal.
From tho deposit they havo drawn In
terest for two years and for tho fiscal
year ending Juno 30, 1008, drew $35,-
000, or lu per cent of the principal.
From the ditiercnco between tho lull
total of $537,007.20 and $350,000 de
posit this purchaso of cattlo will be
made, also agricultural machinery, etc,
without drawing upon tho deposit In
the treasury which draws interest
WATER CODE FAULTY.
Present Effectiveness Denied by Some
on Account of Emergency Clause.
Salem Attorney Genoral Crawford
is of the opinion now that tho emerg
ency clause In tho Irrigation code is
defective. Ho bases his opinion upon
the technical ground that tho clause
falls to declare that an emergency
exists, aa nan been required by the
Oregon Supreme court. If the vlow
of the attorney general w correct, the
appetatKenU made under the act by
ex-Governor Chamberlain are void "and
thn litu will tint cm Into t(lct until
about May 20. Consequently watrrl
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rights in Oregon are still open to plun
der by ruthless corporations.
-.Ill ... .n MllM. I
Tho emergency ciauso In the water
codo was framed by Supremo Justice
Will R. King and ex-Governor George
E. Chamberlain. It is tho opinion of
the Supremo justice that the claust is
good and will stand tho test of the
It may bo that tho special session
will make an attempt to correct som
of these errors, but enough defects Id
tho hills passed by tho last legislature
havo already been discovered to keep
the special session occupied for a week
at tho least.
Nursery for Rogue River Valley.
Medford Rogue river valley it to
have one qt the largest nurseries in
the WesL Tho Vakima Nuisory com
pany has leased 300 acres of land from
Dr. C. R. Ray, near Tolo. Trrtt,
shrubbery, flowers and seeds of all
kinds will bo grown and distributed.
W. D. Ingles, president of the Yakima
Nursery company, and L. E. Hoover,
of this city, consummated tho deal.
Ingles and Hoover havo also purhcased
the William Vondcr Hellen 320-acre
ranch, about three miles from Eagle
Point, paying $13,250.
Southern Oregon Counties to Unite,
Medford Jackson, Josephine, Douir
las and Klamath counties are to organ'
Ize an association lor their common
protection. The commercial clubs of
Southern Oregon have taken up the
matter. Thes association will bring
pressure to bear at the next legislature
for measures which the peculiar needs
of this section of Oregon necessitate.
Support Crater Lake Scheme.
Medford Petitions asking the Jack
son county court to appropriate $70,000
lor tho construction or tho Crater lake
road, for which the state has appropri
ated $100,000 contingent upon a $100,
000 appropriation from Jackson und
Klamath counties, have been placed in
circulation and are meeting with great
Thorns for Insurance Clerk.
Salem Insurance Commissioner Ko-
zer has announced the appointment of
J. M. Thorne, of Roseburg, as chief
clerk in tho Insurance department,
Mr. Thorne is well known in Douglas
county and is an exporloned banker,
French Colony for Coos Bay,
Marshfield E. Grapln, who repre
sents a colony of French pcoplo In New
York and others in Paris, Is at Coos
Bay investigating tho place with a
view of possibly bringing a colony to
locate in this county.
OPEN SILETZ LAND.
Two and One-Hnlf Townships to Be
Subject to Entry In April.
Portland Register A. S. Dresser
and Receiver 0. W. Illboe, of tho Port
Unci land olllce, announce that two ami
one-half townships in the Sllotx reser
vation will bo subject to application
and entry noxt month. Legal appllcn
tlons for tho entry of sections 10, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 20, 27, 28, 35 ond 30.
township 0 south, range 10 west, will
be rcculved nt tho land ulllco In tills
city beginning nt It 6clock Tuesday
morning, April 20. Applications may
lw ho mado for untry un lands Includ
ed In the south half of township C
south, range 9 west, beginning at 0 n.
m. two days later, Thursday, April 22.
Notice that the survey of theso two
half sections has been approved has
been received wby tho local land oilico
officials. On March 23 all of township
7 south, range 0 west, Will bo thrown
open to entry on the same conditions.
Tho lands thus thrown open to entry
Includes somo of tho moat vnluablo
timber In tho state. Formal entry,
settlement and improvement of these
lands has boon hold up for a number of
years pending an approval of tho sur
vey. In the mcantimo many squatters
have taken possession of quarter see
tlons of land and have done much to
wards Improving tho same and estab
lishing a homo thereon. Under tho
rules of the general land ofllco rvgu
Istlng filings on this land, all bona fide
settlers will havo 00 days in which to
make formal entry' on the particular
tract on which thoy have been living.
At the expiration of that period the
land becomes subject to application
and entry by any American citizen.
Helps Advertise Oregon.
Portland Pascnger truffle officials
of tho Hill and Ilarrlman tinea center
ing In Portland estimate that fully 60,
000 people will be brought to tho
Norhtwest during the present colonist
season, and that a majority of them
will settlo in territory tributary to the
Rose City. Tho west bound colonist
rate of $25 from Missouri rlvrr points
which has been awarded for this year
Is lower than It has been In years and
this Is likely to prove a strong Impetus
in brinelnir new settlers to Oregon.
The Portland Rose festival Is sending
out 350,000 pieces of Illustrated Iltera
turo to help Induce wouid-ue-homesooK
ora to coma to Oregon, and announces
i kjin. aiu ,ru,.i, w, t.iK , tv. .. v.
that any person desiring literature or
this character to send awny may havo
f. I -. -I l.. II . - .
11 vy simpiy ocnuing a ikjjv enru 10
festival headquarters in this city. This
literature is artistic in the extreme
and Is moat convincing in addition.
Chlnnok Heads Water Board.
Salem Tho State Water Board nt
Its first meeting elected J. C. Chlnnok,
of Baker City, clerk. No other busi
ness was transacted except that the
board began work preparing tho blank
forms which will bo used by tho board
and by water users In tho business of
Wheat Bhirstem, $1. 16(31.18;
club, $1.08; red Russian, $1.01; vat-
OaU No. 1 whit, $38 per ton.
Barley Feed, $30 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamotto valley,
$13Qjl5 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $16
I8; clover, $12(13; alfalfa, $14,60
((15; grain hay,$13(TCl4; cheat, $13.60
((14.50; vetch, $13.60f14.50.
Butter City creamery, extras, 3Cc;
fancy outsido creamery, 32(iJ36c; store,
18020c. (Butter fat prices avcrago
lii ccnta per pound under regular but
Eggs Oregon ranch, 246125c dozen,
Poultry Hens, lSXfTtlCc; broilers,
2025c; fryers, 18rZ20c; roosters,
old, ll(ijl2c; young, 14t(16c; ducks,
20022c; geeso, 10c; turkeys, 18020c.
Veal Extra, lOi011c; ordinary,
708c; heavy, 6c.
Pork Fancy, OXc; largo, 808fc.
Apples 75e0$2.76 box.
Potatoes $1.2601.35 per hundred;
sweet potatoes, 2X03c.
Vegeables Turnips, $1.25 sack;
carrots, $1.25; parsnips, "$ 1.60; beets,
$1,60; horseradish, lCc pound; arti
chokes, 00c dozen ; asparagus, 13020c
pound; beans, 25c pound; cabbage, 2Jf
03Kc; cauliflower, $2 crato: celery,
$4,60 crate; onions, 40050c dozen;
parsley, 80c box; sprouts, 12Jtfc pound.
Onions Oregon, $1.7501,90 cwt.
Hops 1009 contracts, 1010JJc;
1008 crop, 708J$c; 1007 crop, 804c;
1906 crop, ltfc.
Wool Eastern Oregon contracts, 10
018c; valloy, 1601O)gc; mohair,
Cattlo Top steers, $605.25; fair
to good, $4.7606; common to medi
um, o.ZO(HI.du; cowe, iojj, i,ioi
fair to good, $3.6004.00; common to
medium, $Z.BU03.bu; coivcs, top, id
06,60; heavy, $3,5004; bulls and
stags, fat, $303.50; common, $202.76,
Hogs Best, $7.26; fair to good,
$6.7607; Blockers, $5,5000.50; China
Sheen Top wethers, $5.75; fair to
good, $4.7605.25; owes, c less on
DEAD EXCEED THIRTY.
Disastrous Elfoct of Tornado Which
Swept Brinkley, Arkansas,
Urlnkloy, Ark., March 10. Thirty
or more lives wero lost, 60 pcoplo wero
Injured ami property worth $1,000,000
was ' dottroyed as a result of tho tor
nado that wrecked this town,
Tho tornado shrieked ubova tho city
only n fow minutes, but Us work of
destruction was complete, Tho Cath
olic church, standing directly In tho
path of tho storm, alone escaped dam
ago. It has been converted Into a
Tho prnlclpnl streets nro Impassible
nnd are piled high with wreckage.
Every business house Is In ruins and
there Is hardly n homo that has not
been damaged. All tho hotels were
demolished, but the tiuests escaiHHl.
Relief squads have been nt work nt
day caring for tho dead and injured.
Tho Rock Island nnd Southwestern
(Cotton Belt) railroads havo placed
cars at tho disposal of the local relief
committer and many people nro leav
ing Urlnkloy, seeking teni)ornry ro
fuge at other polnta nearby.
Governor Donaghoy arrived from
Llttlo Rock this afternoon In rrsponso
to a call from the citizens' commttteo.
Hundreds of coplo art) homeless nnd
nro wondering about, seeking a tern
iorary abode. Three scclal trains
arrived from neighboring towns today,
bringing relief workers, physicians
Masa meetings liavo been called for
tomorrow In Llttlo Rock nnd other
cities to raise funds for tho storm vic
tims, FIGHT 2-CENT FARE.
Railroads to Start Suits at Onca In
Many Western Statst.
Chicago, March 10. A meettiiK of
tho executive committee of the West
ern Passenger association will be hold
tomorrow to formulate a plan of action
In vlow of tho decision of tho Federal
court nullifying tho 2-cont passenger
and maximum freight rato law In Mis
souri. It Is understood that there Is
an almost unanimous opinion thai tho
roads ought to return to a 3-ccnt faro
aa soon as the schedule can be pro
One largo system Is known to be In
fator of accepting the suggestion of
tho court, and make the rate 25t cenU
for the "strong" lines and 3 cents for
tho "weak" lines. The prevailing
sentiment Is against this, howover, as
it is regarded an in conflict with tliat
part of tho court's decision which de
clares that tho railroads ought to earn
6 per cent for the stockholders.
A meeting of tho executlvo officials
of the Western roods will be held soon
with a view to concerted action against
all 2-cent passenger lows. It Is ex
pected that suits will begin soon In
Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska,
Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indl
ana and possibly Michigan. Tho Kan
sas senate killed the 2-cent bill, but a
2-cont rate mado by tho statu commis
sion Is In effect.
DAD HORSE ON CUSTOMERS,
Grocer Who Sold Equtne Sausages
Comes to Grief, Too.
Chicago, March 10. J. J. Schmidt,
a butcher at Chicago Heights, was
found guilty today In Judge Kersen's
court of selling diseased horse llosh
which had been mado up In sousngo.
Tho conviction followod an Inveatltm
tlon started by butchers In Chlcsgo
HolKhta and Harvey, who were unuble
to understand why Schmidt could soil
his product at a lower price than they
Schmidt's sausages wero ' said to
havo gained such a reputation for
sweetness of flavor that ho was able to
sell great quantities. This la believed
to hayu causod tho enmity or his com
petitors, with tho result that they ex
amined his product. Tho butcher was
convicted undor tho sta to low prohibit
ing tho solo of diseased cattle. Tho
penalty Is a year In jail, nnd a fine of
$1,000. Schmidt's attorneys entered n
motion for a new trial. Assistant
Stuto's Attorney Gcorgo Gunther pros
ecuted tho caso.
Utah Is Urged to Action.
Salt Lake City, Ma'ch 10. Govern
or Spry sent a menssgo to both houses
of tho legislature today containing his
views on tho subject of prohibition.
Ho rccommonds that a local option and
strict regulation bill bo passed nt this
sosslon of tho legislature, cautions
against radicalism nnd desires that thu
welfare of all be considered, Tho gov
ernor also mildly rebuked both senators
and representatives for not taking ac
tion on this question without so much
delay. Tho message was placed on fllo
In tho senate
Bryan Measure Passed,
Lincoln, Neb,, March 10. .Tho low
cr houso of tho legislature passed to
day tho bank deposit gunranty bill
framed by a Joint commlttoo or the
two houses, Tho measure is ono of
tho Issues which W. J. Bryan declare!
to be paramount in tho Nebraska canit
palgn last fall. j
UTAH CASH STOLEN
Stnto Treasurer Christiansen Re
turns $70,628 State Money.
CONFESSES, THEN GOES TO JAIL
Appropriates Two Largo Tax Pay
ments to Carry ThrouRh Ne
vada Mining Scheme.
Salt I.nko City, March 13. A short
age of $70,028.34 In tho funds of tluv
stnte, discovered lean than n week ngo,
has been repaid to the lost pvnny ami
James Christiansen, ox-stato treasurer,
admitting the defalcation, Is awaiting n
settlement with tho criminal law In tluv
county Jail, Restitution was made by
his bondsmen, nfter the delinquent olll
clnl had turned uver to them nil hi
mining holdings and his wife had mort
gaged her homo to swell tho amount of
tho security, The bondsmen say they
will lose but little.
Chrlstlansm has retained ex-Congressman
W. II. King nnd brother n
counsel. The attorneys say that they
will demand a speedy hearing, but re
fusu to outline their future course.
Although he has admitted tho nv
proprlatlon of the stato's money ami
there Is evidence of n clumsy attempt
to hide the deficit by falsification at
tho books of his former offer, Chris
tiansen receives more sympathy than
condemnation, "lie Is the victim of
his friends," Is the comment of thoso
who know most of his personal affairs.
It is related that supposed friends
Interested him In certain mining enter
prises, principally In Nevada, and when,
funds ran low, appealed to him with
every form of argument and art of per
suasion to save their undertakings from,
ruin by raising the sum needed to put
them on a paying basis.
The Investigation disclosed that
Christiansen un May 20, 1008, had
taken $10,028.04, which was paid by
Mrs. Julia A. Kimball as an Inherit
ance tax. On January 4 of the pres
ent year County Treasurer John G roes
beck paid Christiansen $60,000, n por
tion of the county taxes due the state.
For both of these amounts, Christian
sen gavo receipts from the back of his
receipt books. Tho discovery of a
shortage camd when tho county treas
urer paid tho balance of the county
taxes to Christiansen's successor. Tho
formal examination of tho books of tho
office begun, nnd tho disclosures werr
CRISIS IN FRANCE.
Deficit and Scandals Promise
to Upset Cabinet.
Paris, March 13. France, Ilka the
United States, is confronted with a big
deficit In her revenues. The budget of
1009 necessitated the iisuo of $12,000,
000 In treasury bond, while the regu
lar estimates for 1010 show n deficit of
Tho situation complicates the pro
iwsal to revise the French tar i IT, and
It already has precipitated a quarrel
botween M. Calllaux, minister of
finnnce, and M. I'icsrd, minister of
marine, over tho Insistence of the lat
ter on largo credits to restore tho oil!
cloncy of naval mntorlal.
Scandalous corruption In the matter
of contracts revealed lately by M.
Plcard has startled the country, nnd
tho minister of marine has practically
refused to continue In office unless ho
ls granted sufficient funds to put tho
navy In first class order.
It has been learned that a regular
monopoly oxlsted among tho navy con
tractors, who charged exorbitant price
and made enormous profits. M.
Brousso, a member of tho chamber of
deputies, who Investigated tho navy
accouns In behalf of tho finance com
mit tco, reports that millions have been
swallowed up without any benefit to
tho navy. In one caso boilers costing;
$150,000 wero purchosod for ships that
were put out or commission beforo tho
boilers were furnished.
Powsrs Uneasy on Sarvla,
Berlin. March 13, Tho latest Ser
vian noto, In which that country sets
forth that sho does not desire to nro-
voko war with Austria-Hungary, but
maintains mat mo quostion or annexa
tion of Bosnia nnd Herzegovina should
bo regulated by the powors, was de
livered lit tho foreign olllco hero todny,
Sorvla'a renunciation of territorial
compensation is regarded officially an
a peaceful sign. Tho fact remains,
however, that Serviu's military pre
parations nro bolng continued, nnd nro
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