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EVENTS JTTIIE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts o! tlio World.
'PREPARED FDR THE BUSY READER
Leas Important but Not Less Inter
siting Happenings from Points
Outild ths Stats.
A Mltwnukon grand Jury has found n
Seismographs at Manila recorded a
Lawyers In tho Calhoun trial are
still battling ovor jurors.
Civic chaos has followed tire roslg
nation of Mayor llnrpor nt I.o An
geles. Anthracltu miner and operators
liava disagreed and tho conforonco ad
journed. Secretaries Ilalllnger and Wilson
will personally Inspoct Irrigation and
Tho British naval plan for tho com
ing year contalnt plana for four mon
A 'Montana holdup man robbed lx
-JaM and then mad thorn asalat him to
scopo on a hand car.
Tho American minister to Nicaragua
ha been recalls) ami Joint Interven
tion by Mexico and tho United State
A landslide at Java haa almoit com
. pletcty burled three villages and coat
hundreds of lives. IhTo dead aro estl
mated at over 1,000.
Castro has engaged berths on a ves
scl sailing for Venexuola March 20.
A Cuban woman has just given birth
to quadruplets, two boys and two girls.
Tho Minnesota houio has turned
down two bills favoring woman suf
frsgo. Tho housa commlttco Is receiving
many protests agalngt proposed tariff
A Chlcauo nastor and S5.000 havo
disappeared and Uia police aro looking
Mayor Harper, of Loa Angeles, has
resigned under tho threat of exposuro
-of gross Immornllty.
An attempt was made to wreck a
Burlington passenger train near Peoria,
111., by throwing a switch.
Anhracito miners' demands havo
(been refused by tho operators and both
isldes aro preparing for a strike.
Japaneaa figures show that 94 mora
Japuneio returned homo during Febru
ary than camo to Uia United States.
Tho Kavsda legislature Is consider
ing an anti-gambling bill which oven
prohibits tho playing of whist or other
games for prises,
Kast Africa Is making great prepar
ations for Roosevelt's hunt
King Kdward disproved the roport of
this Illness by walking ten miles.
Tho Federal land office has started a
vigorous campaign against land frauds.
Thu American commission is doing
.good work In relieving dlstross at Mcs
Illlzzard in Now Moxlco, tornadoes
In Arkansas and Gulf state havo caused
Tho most stringent local option law
In any state has been passed by tho
Hallronds In Missouri may compro
mise and mako ZH cents n mllo tho
standard for pasionger rates.
At tho municipal elections In Minne
sota 27 towns voted dry against 24
-which decided to continue saloons.
Tho president of tho German Firo In
surance company has bean indicted at
"Toledo, Ohio, for perjury and ember
slcment. The Hawaiian legislature is consid
ering a bill almad. at Japanese physi
cians. A knowlcd'go of English Is pro
(Kiscd as a way to shut them out.
It is announced thatTaft will visit
the Seattlo fair and Alaska.
Tho popo'a Illness Is causing soma
nlnrm among his physicians.
. Germany fours there will bo a mon
opoly In wlreloss telegraphy.
Chicago may soon construct a muni
cipal tuberculosis sanitarium.
A Los Angoles man foil Into tho. sea
from u balloon and was drew8w& '
Tho housu commltto'o prepesas'to'cut
mil lumber duties in half IfM plica
Jildos on tho freo list. f- -v
Burglars Btolo n safo twise l! Chi-
cago, the second tlmo while U -jas,li-Ing
guanlod by pollco, -yr mi
Tho Nevada legislature hM VfrteU
down r resolution calling for,jfrW,a-l
unlimited coinage of silver . -
CHANGE AnMY HEADQUARTER8
Seattlo Ma 8scuro Department Now
Washington, March 0, Representa
tive Kills Iiuh learned that tho general
staff of the army is at last seriously
considering romovnl of tho hcaduuort-
era of tho Deportment of tho Columbia
from Vancouver to Horatio.
General Hell, chief of staff, with
whom ha has talked, says that In view
of the growing Importance of army
posts In Alaska and tho largo ship
ments of supplies to thoso pouts, the
headquarters should bo mora centrally
located than nt prcront. and personally
lie believes they should go to Soattte.
Kills also finds that officers of tho Do
nartment of tho Columbia nro strongly
In favor of tho removal to Seattlo mid
havo so recommended. Indued, It
scomi that a movement to bring about
removal was started by them.
Kills Is planning further conferences
with General Dell and the secretary of
war in the hopo of preventing romovnl,
but said today Uia outlook was very
discouraging. It seams to be protly
well determined that tho headquarters
shall go to Seattle, though no order to
that elTect has yot been Issued.
HOOT FOR NEW YORK LEADER
Plslt Ssys Roosevelt Will Retire From
New Vork, March 0. Kllhu Hoot
will bo tho Republican leader of New
York, according to n published Inter
view credited to ex-Senator T. C.
I'lalt, who has Just returned from
"Kllhu Hoot will head tho Republi
can organization becauso of donning
tho senatorial toga," Mr. Plutt Is
quoted as having said. "His powers
are only less than thoso of tho presi
dent, and ho and I'residcnt Taft are on
When Mr. 1'lntt was asked whethor
Mr. IOcb's appointment did not indi
cate that Theodoro Roosevelt planned
to control Republican politics In this
state on his roturn from tho African
hunting trip, ho said:
"Any man who goes to Africa for a
year cannot expect to keep his hold in
a political way. I bellcvo Mr. Roose
velt purposes to retire permanently
from the field of political endeavor.
Mr. Roosevelt will not be heard from
Silver Notes Proposed.
Allahbsd. Ilritlsh India. March 0.-
Tho Allahbad Pioneer makes the cur
ious statement that a project .la under
consideration to meet the British bud
get requirements for old age pensions
by revising the scheme of the lato Vis
count Goshen, chancellor of tho ex
chequer, for the issuanro of 10-shllllng
notes secured on a silver basis. Tho
Floneer adds that tho United States Is
considering a simitar project and com
ments on tho appreciation of tho prlco
of silver which would result from this,
and the consequent restoration of the
value of the rupee.
Primary Bill In House.
Sacramento, Cal., March 0. Ono of
the most important measures Intro
duced at this session of tho legislature,
the direct primary bill, will bo dis
cussed by tho assembly during tho com
ing week. The bni was passed by the
senate and will be reported out of tho
election laws committee of tho lower
house tomorrow, with an amendment
providing for tho nomination of United
States senators by an advisory voto by
legislative districts. This amendment
is not objectionable to the proponents
of the bill, and probably will roceivo
the Indorsement of tho senate.
Roosevelt Helped Qarmans.
Berlin, March 0 Tho North German
Gazette, in Its weekly political review,
aftor paying ox-President Roosevelt a
glowing tribute as ono of tho greatest
statesman tho United States has ever
produced, says: "From tho German
standpoint, tho development which
German-American relations made un
der President Roosevelt will over bo
remembered with satisfaction. The
tradition of friendship, which haa over
marked the relations of tho two coun
tries, acquired now security during
tho past seven years."
Kearsarge at Drydock.
Philadelphia, March 9. The battle
ship Kearsargo, tho second of tho
around-tho-world fleet to roach here,
arrived at League Island this afternoon,
Tho vessel will bo taken to tho back
bay tomorrow and thoroughly overhaul
ed. Thoodoro Lentz, a blacksmith
aboard tho Kansas, was publicly com
mended today in a letter from Secre
tary Newberry for worlc in forging a.
now high-pressuro cyllndorrlng to tako
tho place of ono which broke while
the Kearsargo was steaming from Co
lombo to tho Suez canal,
Hawaii Is Anti-Japanese,
Honolulu, March 0. Tho territorial
senate, by a voto of 10 to flvo, has
passod to its socond reading tho ontl
Japanceo bill, which prohibits aliens
from fishing in Hawaiian waters. Con
current resolution asking Uio suspen
sion of coaitwUo navigation laws bo
twoon tho Pacific coast and Hawaii has
NEWS FROM THE
McKINLEY MURDER COSTLY.
Government Makes Public Expendi
tures In Effort to 8svo Life.
Washington. March 12. After caro-
fullv miardlnu for moro than seven
years tho facts as to tho government
expenditures Incident to me iasn
ncss and burial pf President McKlnlcy,
tho treasury oHlclala matlo a slatcmcni.
tulnu rivnrlnrr llin ninr1(tUre Under
the appropriation of 946,000 for this
purpose, mado by congress on July I,
1U02. Tho physicians were paiu
Dr. M. n. Mann. 10.000: Br. Jl.
Mynto, 90,000 Or. C. Mcllurnoy, 96,
000; Dr. Roswoll Parks, 96,000; Dr.
n ti. Klnrklnn. tl.COO! Dr. F. G.
Jonowoy, 91,600; Dr. II. G. Maraln
der, 9760; Drs. W. W. Johnson, E. W.
Leo and II. It. liaylord, xouu encn-.-ui.
N. W. Wilson, 9260; Dr. O. Melt.
Hall and Dr. B. C. Mann, 9200 each.
Three firms of undertakers divided
94,401.30 among them. Two nurses
were paid 9600 each; a third was paid
9 100 and another 9200.
PLAN NEW RIFLE MATCHES.
Two New Events to Be Added to An
nual American Contest.
Washington, March 11. Arrango-
n.nli wafa n.rfarti'il tnclav with the
Ohio authorities for holding the annual
matches or the National KIllo associa-
inn nt Amiirlrit on tho Citnn Perry
range, Immediately following the na
tlonal matches about August 27. Ths
neW matches wero added to tho pro
gram, ono for annual members and one
for individual rapid fire. Tho execu
tive committee at Its meeting also ac
cepted the offer of Colonel John Jacob
Astor of a trophy for the Interscnoiaaue
Itiftrmr rhamntunahln match, the tlt))hr
to bo kept in competition 20 years and
then given to the school winning u uie
Vlftnnn tinlvnraltlra and colleges
havo entored In the intercollegiate in
door athletic match to bo held Marcu
16 to 27 and about 20 school teams
liavn rnlnrod In ths Interfteholastic In-
door chsmplcnthlp match in April.
Sees Way for Conservation.
Washington, March 10. Former
Governor Pardoo rolterntea his asser
tion that the failure of conress-to
supply funds for tho operation of the
national conservation commission will
not hinder Its work. Pardee drclarcd
today on what he termed good author
ity, that tho sundry civil spproprla
tlons bill would not bo construed aa
applying to the commission. The sun
dry civil bill was passed with an
amendment prohibiting the payment of
any money to various commiftions
created by President Roosevelt, under
executive orders. After a conference
with President Taft, Pardee announced
that the work of the commission would
Boundary Case Reopened.
Washington, March 10. -The esse of
tho statu or Washington sgainit uie
stato of Oregon, involving jurisdiction
over Sand island, tasr the mouth of
the Columbia river, which was decided
by tho Supremo court of tho United
States in favor of tho state of Oregon,
was today reopened to the extent of
granting permission to the stato of
Washington to file a petition for a re
hoarlng. Tho Washington aftomoya
in tho petition conend that the court
erred in locating tho various channels
In tho river. Forty days were given
for tho preparation of Uriels.
Trultt for Alaska Judge,
Washington, March 12. Senator
Hoy burn today urged tho president to
appoint ex-Judgo Wnrrcn Trultt, of
Moscow, Idaho, to tho now Federal
judgeship created in Alaska. Under
tho law this appointment cannot be
mado boforo July 1. Senator Horuh is
favorable to Mr. Trultt's appointmont
Mr. Trultt waa Federal Judgo in Alas
leu for many years,
Loeb Stayed to Pack Up.
Washington, March 9. William
Loeb, Jr., who waa named by President
Taft as collector of tho Port of Now
York, will leave Washington today and
tako charge of the customs houso, Mr.
Loeb has been dotalncd here suprin
tendlng tho romoval of eoroo of Mr.
Roosevelt's personal olfecta and tholr
shipment to Oyster bay,
Nicaragua Mutt Be Good.
Wnshlngton.March 12. Tho cruisers
Colorado and South Dakota hove ar
rived nt Corlnto, Nicaragua. Tholr
prosonco is a tacit warning by tho
United States that tho poaco of Cen
ral America must not bo disturbed.
Present New Attorney Qenoral.
Washington, March 10. Attornoy
Goneral Wlckorsham was today for
mally prosontcd to tho Supreme court
of tho United Statoa by Solicitor Gen-
oral Hoyt. The ceremony was Bimpie
ASK UNCLE 8AM TO TEST.
Harney County Would Hsve Reclama
tion Service Seek Water.
WashlnKton. March 9. Tho secre
tary of tho Interior has received from
tho Hums Commercial club, of Oregon,
a request that tho reclamation scrvlco
Immediately tako steps to demonstrate
tho existence of an artesian flow in
Harney county by sinking wells at ccn
trsl points so Individual homemakcrs
may have a reasonably sure knowledge
of tho depth necessary to go for such
water and of tho amount to be found
when reached. It is stated that an ar
teslsn supply Is the only possible sourco
of water for reclamation purposes upon
which the settlers In Harney county
can baso hopo of permanent success.
in reply to tho petition of the uurns
Commercial club, former Secretary
Garfield recalls tho fact that on March
1003. it was decided that tho recla
mation fund could not be used for tho
purpose of drilling artesian wells for
exploration. Such wells may bo paid
for from reclamation funds only In
cases whero thero Is sufficient know
ledge in advance to make it probable
that water will be obtained therefrom
In such quantities as could bo used for
Irrigation of Isnds, with tho probability
that the cost of work will bo returned
to the reclamation funds.
TAFT NEEDS CASH.
Msy Not Mako Trip to Coast
Woshlngton, March 13. According
to a member of tho cabinet, tho presi
dent's decision to make tho trip to
the Pacific coast next summer after
the adjournment of conirrcss. will de
pend largely on whether congress
mskes him an appropriation for trav
eling expenses : Ho said :
"It waa intended to mako the presl
dent's salary 9100,000, but congress
put it at 976,000 and cut off his travel
"Congress will not bo in regular ses
sion strain until next December," re
marked the interviewer.
"That's so." was the reply, "but
congress could take up the question of
allowing him monoy for traveling at a
special session. Unless it does allow
for travellne expenses. I do not think
the president will go to tho coast, it
la the nrosident's desire to travel a
irreatdcal and sco as much of the
United States as ho can. I think, how
ever, that the country ought to foot
the bills for all the traveling that he
does in his official capacity."
Reilgns From Lsnd Office.
Washincton. March 13. Represen
tative Ellis has placed in tho hands of
Secretary Hallintrcr tho resignation of
A. A. Roberts, rccolvcr of the La
Grande land bfflcc, and it was immedi
ately accepted. Mr. Roberta' resigna
tion was voluntary. Tho Investigation
that had been under way for three
months disclosed that the books of the
office wore in bad shape, but thero waa
no evidence of wrongdoing on the part
of Mr. Roberts, though his administra
tive methods had been lax. It ia ex
pected that his successor will bo ap
pointed soon after congress convenes,
Promises No Delay.
Washington, Msrch 11. Secretary
Dallinger said today there would be no
undue delay in passing upon ine appu
cation of tho Harrimon railroad Tor a
right of way through the Deschutes
canyon. He has called upon tho land
office and reclamation service to pre
pare for him a full report or all facta
and when tho statements are ready he
will give them thorough and prompt
consideration and act as ho believes the
facta justify. Engineer Schleck, who
Is now at Deschutes making an inves
tigation, will be expected to report at
tho earliest practlcawo moment.
Roosevelt Steward Is Out
Waahlneton. March 9. Mrs. W. II.
Taft haa abolished the position of
White Houso steward and will conduct
her domestic arrangements through a
woman housekeeper. While the sea
son of prescribed official dinners Is over
tho new tenant of tho Whlto House,
will give a aeries of informal social
functions during tho special session of
congress which will bring renewed
animation and social llfo to tho acdato
and sombro structure during tho Taft
No Change In Wool Duties.
Washington, March 11. It is cur
rently reported that tho waya and
meana committee has decided to mako
no chango in tho present duty on wool,
though a material reduction will be
mado In tho duty on woolen manufac
turers. It Is also roported that tho
present duty on shingles, 80 cents per
thousand, will stand unchanged.
Saves Southern Yards.
Washington, March 10. Tho ordor
of tho secretary of tho navy, glvon at
the direction of President Roosevelt,
abolishing the navy yards at Pcnsa
cola, Fla and New Orleans, waa re
voked by Secretary Meyer today.
REVOLUTION 18 DUE.
Interstste Commerce Commission May
Alter Rate System.
Chicago, March 8. Railroad men
aro becoming alarmed over tho tangle
in tho transcontinental rata situation.
Recent developments seem to indicate
that the Interstate Commerce commis
sion has come to tho conclusion that
the entire schomo of transcontinental
freight rates must be changed by the
railroads. Just how this Is to bo
brought about by tho commission is not
known, but tho decisions In the Mis
souri river and tho Spokane rate cases
would seem to Indlcato that It Is to be
contrary to existing principles and will
force tho desired adjustment In the
transcontinental rate fabric.
Tbo tangle Is accentuated by quar
rels between the rail carriers them
selvos and between tho rall-and-water
carriers. In the West the Harriman
steamship interests and tho Sprockets
Interests have locked horns in a des-
C crate fight over coasUto-coaat rates
y the way of Panama shores in steam
era. This water competition has al
ways been assigned aa the reason for
tho peculiar adjustment of transconti
nental rates. As a consequence, the
rates from the Eastern seaboard to the
Western coast aro Just tbo same as
they are from Chicago and from the
Missouri river to the Pacific coast. In
other words, the New York manufac
turer can ship his goods to the Pacific
coast as cheaply aa can the merchant
from Chicago, Kansas City or SL
Furthermore tbo Western lines have
been forced to accept an extremely low
division of the transcontinental rates.
If water competition has forced this
condition, then Mr. Harriman is re
sponsible, in a way. Mr. Harriman
owns the Mortran Steamship line, which
connects with his rail lines at tho Gulf
ports, making a water and rail route
which is more inexpensive than the all
rail route, and which gives him a long
haul from the Gulf to tho Pacific coast
MUST CUT DEFICIT.
Secretary MacVeagh Suggests Ne
cesslty of Stamp Tax.
Chicago, March 8. Franklin Mac
Veagh, of Chicago, secretary "of the
treasury, left yesterday for Washing
ton to enter upon his official duties aa
successor to Georgo u. Cortelyou, hav
ing brought his local business career
to a close by disposing of his extensive
interests In Franklin MacVeagh & Co.
to his son, Eatnes MacVeagb, and by
resigning from tbo directorate of tee
Commercial National bank.
Recognizing tho immensity of the
task before him in attempting to re
duces the deficit which the government
ia facing and at the same time meet
tho increased expenses of the govern
ment growing daily, Mr. MacVeagh
"Something must be done to meet
the deficit of tho treasury. I suppose
many people will object to a stamp act
in times of peace; just as others havo
a rooted objection or prejudice against
bondt. but tho government must have
money and a plan must be devised for
getting it This, I should say, ia a
eeneral administrative question as
much as it is a question with the sec
retary of the treasury."
ICELAND CRAVES FREEDOM.
Change In Ministry May Bring
Conenhscen. March 8. The rela
tlonsof Iceland with Denmark have
recently become greatly strained. Ice
land for a long time baa bad homo rule
and during tho last few years ahe has
obtained all possible liberties from
Denmark, but tho majority of tho Ice
land parliament favors tho dissolution
of all governmental ties with Denmark.
Iceland's minister of home affairs.
Mr. Haafstoln. who supports tho pol
lev of a good understanding botween
tho two countries, haa been forced to
resign. BJoern Jonsson, who haa been
nominated to succeed him, is strongly
hostile to Denmark. If his Candida'
ture prevails, it will bo taken In Den
mark aa a serious affront.
Rich GIRs for Bride.
Tokio, March 8. The wedding of
Princess Kane, daughter of the em
peror, with Prince Kite Shirakawa,
will take place about tho middle of
April. Mr. Nakasaki, of tho imperial
household department, who recently
rotumed from Europe, whero he pur
chased a number of articles needed for
tho wedding, had an audience with the
emperor recently and gave an account
of tho trip. It ia reported that the
clothing waa purchased in London, and
several pieces of jewelry, including a
necklace valued at 913,000 and a ring
at 96,600, in Paris.
"Coffin Boat" Sunk Again.
Now Brunswick, N. J., March 8.
The, bargo Maryland, formerly tho
steamboat Genoral Slocum, on which
moro than 1,000 persons lost their lives
In 1902, sank at South rlvor yesterday.
Tho Slocum was rebuilt and converted
into a bargo some time after the dis
aster in the East river, N. Y.
TORNADO IN SOUTH
Leaves Path e! Waste Thrwh
EIGHT LIVES KNOWN TO BE LIST
Storm Demolishes Town and Flamaa
Devour All R'llns Whole Train
Swept From Track. '
Little Rock, Ark., March 9. A
number of persons are reported killed,
a number Injured and an immense
amount of property destroyed In a
tornado which swept Arksnsaa late to
night A St. Louis k. Southwestern
passenger train waa blown from the
tracks nesr Baucum, ft is said, white
going at full speed.
The entire town of Brinkley was
destroyed, according to report from
the south, eight persona being killed
and others hurt.
After many of the btiildlrgs In
Drinkley bad collapsed, the wreckage
took fire. Tho blase soon get beyond
control and the latest advices were
that tho destruction of the town would
To Southern and Eastern Arkansas
all communication la cutoff by prostra
tion of telephone and telegraph wires,
isolating Hot Springs, Pine Bluff asd a
number of smaller towns.
The tornado crossed the Arkansas
river within flvo miles of Little Rock,
causing a waterspout.
A tornado struck Fourchedam at S
o'clock this afternoon within five miles
of Little Rock, killing one and injuring
several others. Two bouses were de
molished and one was destroyed by fire
after it had been blown to bite. This
tornado traveled northeast and swept
clean path about 60 yards wide. The
wind was followed by a violent hail asd
At Kerr the house of E. B. Adams
was blown down and aosibs was per
haps fatally injured. The whole fass-
ily was burled in u dceris, dui waa
saved. All windows on a train be
tween Rester and Gordon were blown
At Malvern the Methodist cfeareh
waa entirely destroyed, me uapib
church damaged and the ceurtkeoee
Up to midnight it was Impossible to
commsatcate with part et leeteni.
Southern or Western Arkansas.v Only
a few wires have been opened sJnee.
TRUST BUYS ISLAND.
Isle Royals Once Mere Has Become
Detroit, March 9. A news special
from Houghton, Mich., says:
"Tho largest Island In iresa water
in the world has reverted to American
ownership through the diplomacy of
business and without, probably, tae
knowledge of Washington. Isle Roy
ale, In Lake Superior, in almost its en
tirety, consisting of 83,720 acres, has
just been purchased by American In
terests from the English syndicate
which owned it for many years.
"The deal was concluded In London
by F. W. Nichols, of Houghton, and
Oscar J. Larson, of Detroit, the latter
the agent for the United States Steel
"In the copper country it is oenevea
that the steel corporation intends to
cut timber from the island and prob
ably to exploit anew its abandoned
"The company making tho sale ia
tho Isle Royale Land corporation, Ltd.,
with an office in Liverpool."
GRAFTERS EXPOSE GRAFTING
Banker Convicts Do Good Work on
Pittsburg, March 9 Convicted
bankers, prisoners in tho Western
penitentiary here, have discovered an
apparent discrepancy of more than
920.000 in tho penitentiary accounts.
The board of visitors of tho peniten
tisry appointed Henry Relber, ex-pay-Ing
toller of the Farmers Deposit Na
tional bank, and now a prisoner, to
audit the bookB some tlmo ago. Find
ing what he regarded as a discrepancy
and being unwilling to assume all re
sponsibility, Relber engaged tho assist
ance of William Montgomery, ex
cashier of the Allegheny Nstlonal
bank, and J. B. F. Rlnehart, ex-cashler
of the Farmers & Drovers National
bank, of Wayncsburg, Pa., both con
victs. They agreed with him, it la
The board of visitors is awaiting tho
return of Warden Johnson before tak
ing further action.
Immigrants Crowd "Hub."
Roston, March 9. That the tide of
immigration is again on the flood was
apparently Indicated today when 1,600
immigrants arrived Hereon we steamer
Romanic from Mediterranean ports.
This is the largest number lawlkw
from any steamer at this port fr it;