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EVENTS THE DAY
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Parrs o! tliu World,
PREPARED FOR THE BUSY READER
Lets Important hut Not Lets Inter
oiling Happenings from Points
Outtldo the 8tata,
Chnrlea W. Fairbanks I visiting In
Tim volcano of Unleo. Salvador, Is
showing Increased activity.
All MliKllo West rnllroads have do
elded to restore the 3-ccnt fare.
The Iowa leglslnturo has voted down
nn nbsulutu Imnk guraarsnteo bill.
Twenty-two Russian political pris
oner have been condemned to death.
Senator I)ej)w nnyn Rooeovolt loved
lila Job a president and regretted hav
ing to leave.
Tho government la testing n rlllo
equipped with an electric light which
enable! aim to be taken at night.
Canadn proves to build u dread
naught or two and turn them over to
tho mother country should the neces
In the recall election for mayor of
1am Angeles, George Alexander re
ceived about SI, 000 votei morn that his
KxQuecn Lllluokallnl, of Hawaii,
who has been to Washington In tho In
terests of he claim against tho gov
ernment, Is hoiwful that her visit has
not been In vain.
Castro says ho will start a revolu
tion on arrlvnl In Venezuela,
Physicians havrt abandoned hope of
Having tho life of Madame Modjeike.
Mrs. Pierre Lorlllard, wife of the
tobscco magnate, committed suicide In
Coalition In tho Gorman relchstag Is
lirokenond Chancellor von Buolow'
jtower Is rkrId tottering.
Tho Colorado legislature baa modi
fled tho direct primary measure by
milling the convention plan.
Tho Whltla kldnaors havo been In
llcted In Ohio, but will be turned over
to Pennsylvania for prosecution.
Tho ieakcr of tho Nevada house ac
tios tho senate of fraud in connection
with tho report on a defunct bank.
Porto Hlcan delegates to congress
ay tarllT has ruined tho coffee Industry
and that self government Is n farce,
A Rurslen woman has been arrested
who, during tho past 30 years, has rid
300 women of troublesome husbands.
Prince George, of Scrvle, has re
nounced bis rlghU to tho throne, fol
lowing newspaper charges of murder.
Carnegla proKMcs an Anglo-American
New York and New Jersey rccelvo
reform measures with apathy.
One of the severest blizzards of tho
year has just swept Oklahoma.
Tho Whltla boy has Identified his
kidnaper and the house whero ho was
Tho governor of Novada has signed
n banking bill which Is a compromise
on tho guranarairtro plan of Oklahoma.
It Is expected that n world's fair
,..111 I v.. ,1,( In 1'nnr.mn In 1012. the
year tho canal Is expected to bo
It is reortrd that Ilrewnter, Kan.,
tins been struck by n tornado, but wires
uro down and nothing definite can be
Sun Francisco jiollco havo arrested
five men, believed to bo tho most des
perate gang of sufo crackers that ever
uporutcd in that city.
Honey expects that tho actual trial
of Calhoun will begin In about n
month. Six Jurors have now boon
uworn and three temporarily passed.
Burglars shot u patrolman at Pueblo
when about to be caught,
French strikers Insist on tho dismiss
al of Slmynn, and may win their point,
Castro has loft Germany for Bor
deaux, where ho will embark for Vono-
Boston Is to have a crusado against
rats similar to tho one conducted at
A plot to kill tho nmeor of Afghani
stan was unearthed and 1,200 arrests
liavu been inado,
A millionaire iron man, a banker
and four others nro to bo Indicted at
Pittsburg for bribery.
The Pennsylvania sennta haa passed
a resolution offering nroward of $1,000
for tho caputro of tho kidnapers of tho
Whltla boy. A bill haa uiso boon in
troduced making kidnaping punlshablo
CALL FOH CONGRESS.
Trnni-Mlit.lsr.lppl Commercial Body
to Meet In Denver.
Donvor, March 23. Secretary Ar
thur F, Francis, of tho Trnnn-Mlssls-slppl
Commercial congress, today Is
sued thu oMclol call for the 20th an
nual session of that association, to bo
hold In Denver August 10 to 21 in
clusive, of this year. Added Interest
attaches to this mooting from tho fact
that President Taft will bo present and
take part In tho proceedings, A largo
attendance of representatives of the
Latin-American countries Is also ex
pected, In thu Interest of closer Inter
national relations between this country
and tho republics of South and Central
America and Moxlco.
One thing will bo barred, according
to the oxccutlvo committco. and this Is
n discussion of questions of a 'tolitlcnl
llesldes these questions of closer re
lations with the southern republics,
with especial reference to the early
completion of the Panama canal and
the consequent stimulating commer
cial doveloptnent In Uio truns-MlssIs-slppl
states, the following questions
will come under discussion:
National dofchse, with special refer
ence to tho needs of tho Pacific coast
and Hawaii; an adequate merchant
marine and thu need of government
aid in Its upbuilding and maintenance
conservation of natural resources.
This promises to be ono of the loading
questions to rotno before tho congress.
Irrigation ard Uio reclamation of semi
arid lands will also be taken up, as will
waterway Improvements, drainage of
submerged lands, scientific dry farm
Ing, Alaska, separata slatcbonod (or
Now Mexico and Arizona, parcols post,
lostal savings banks, Insurance, trade
relations with Mexico, Central and
South America, Gulf port ami tho rail
roads, Panama csnal, Hawaii, Immi
gration, good roads, sugar beet and
cane Industry, Ilaratarla and Lafourche,
national finance, consular service.
STRIKE IS OVER.
Psrls Postal Employes Suo for Pssce
and Are Mat Half Way.
Paris. March 23. Tho great strike
of the employes of tho postofllco depart
ment, which virtually has Isolated
Paris and cut off France from commu
nication with the outside world for tho
nast week, collansed today. The strike
committee decided to call off tho em
ployes and made Uio first move to efTtct
a settlement, virtually suing for cace.
Tho government will meet tho commit
tee half way.
Iteprcsentatlves of the linemen called
today upon M. Harthou, minister of
public works, ostensibly for the purpose
of protesting against the charges that
they had cut the wires, but during tho
course of tho Interview they communi
cated to tho minister tho terms on
which tho allied associations collec
tively would resumo work.
These were: First, tho resignation
of M. Slmyan. under secretary of posts
and telegraphs; second, that no em
ployes should be dismissed on account
of tho strike. They desired also the
assurance that tho delegates of tho
association hereafter should bo per
mitted to lay their grievances directly
before tho milliliter of public works.
M. Harthou received tho deputation
In a conciliatory spirit,. Ho said tho
government could not discuss tho resig
nation of an official except with parlia
ment, but ho gavo tho delegation the
satisfaction It demanded on other
Premier Clomenceau met tho deputa
tion later and confirmed M. Barthou's
statement with regard to the attltudo
At tho conclusion of these private
Interviews with tho ministers, tho
strike committco met and doclded upon
tho resumption of work tomorrow.
This decision was announced at a moss
meeting at which r.,000 strikors were
Peace Pact Assured.
City of Mexico, March 23. It is
now believed a certainty that n confer
onco of the flvo presidents of Central
American republics will bo held soon.
Word has reached here that Presidents
Cabrera, of Guatemala; Davllla, of
Honduras, and Kelaya, of Nicaragua,
have agreed to tho proposed mooting.
It Is thought that President Figuoroa,
of Salvador, and tho president of Costa
Hlcu will consont to the Invitation
sent out by M. Kchovorria, president
of tho Central American branch or mo
bureau of American republics,
Qovernor Oosgrove Improves.
Pino Roblcs Hot Springs, Cal,,
March 23,- That Governor Cosgrovo is
Improving so rapidly ho will be able
to leave for Washington by May 1 to
nfsumo tho rolns of government in that
state, Is tho opinion of Dr. F. W.
Sawyer, managing director, who niya
the reports he haa to give out nro
13 Warships Ready In 1012.
Uorlln, March 23. In vlow of tho
assertions mode In tho British house of
mmtnnnH thnt ftnrmnnv. In thn nnrlnfr
of 1012, would have 17 warships, oil
of them of tho big-gun typo, tho Nuvy
department authorizes the statement
that In tho autumn of 1012 Gormany
will have 13 such vessels.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS IN BRIEF
Friday, March 20.
Washington, March 20.- Tho mono
tony of tho tariff debate In tho house
was rellovrd for a tltno todoy by a
clash botwocn Fordnoy of Michigan,
and Ilyrd of Mississippi, which came
near ending In blows. Fordnoy had
been discussing the lumber schedule
when he was Interrupted by tho Mis
slsslpplsn, who Insisted that the lum
ber manufacturers, of whom Fordnoy
was one, were In n trust. Fordnoy
peremptorily denied tho atatement and
said that Ilyrd "did not know ajdamncd
thing about It."
Opposed to Fonlney was Howland of
Ohio, who wanted tho product placed
on the tte list. Othors who spoke
were Pou of North Carollnu, and Ma
con of Arkansas, both of whom ar
raigned the Payne bill for not accom
plishing what It was pretended It
would do, while Humphrey of Wash
Ington advocated a tariff on shingles
and lumber high enough to enable tho
lumber and shingle manufacturers of
his state to compete with thoso of
Urltlsh Columbia employing cheap Ori
Thursdsy, Msrch 24,
Washington, March 25. Almost ev
ery shade of opinion on tariff revision
was reprencnted today on tho Payno
bill. After a genoral assault by Un
derwood of Alabama, the bill was de
fended by Crumpackcr of Indiana, one
of Its framcrs, who Is a pronounced ad
vocate of Ueo raw materials and such
tariff on finished products an will fos
ter home manufactures without breed
ing monopolistic trust. Then came
Sheppard, of Texas, wltli an attack on
the sincerity of tho Republicans in
carrying out their rovislcn pledge
Kuestermenn of Wisconsin, denounced
the countervailing duty on oil as a
boon to the Standard, but Smith of
Colorado, and Vrceland of Now York,
said this duty was not on the Standard,
but on the producer of crude oil.
Tho bill waa called up by Payne Im
mediately after tho body convened, and
tho debate waa opened by Underwood
of Alabama, who spoke at length in
Wn.litmrtnn. March (. Senator
Chamberlain Introduced hla first bills
today. They provide for increases In
pensions to 510 to survivors oi me In
dian war and granting soveral private
pension Increases. Senator Bourne in
troduced a bill providing for four col
lection districts in uregon ai uoos oay,
Yaqulna, Astoria and Portland.
Wednesdiy, March 24.
Washington. March 24. Declaring
among other things that a mistake was
made in ths Payno bill in not arrang
ing tho revision on tho basis of raising
revenuo only on every element, Clark
of Missouri, Uio minority loader, held
the attention of tho house for moro
than flvo hours today In discussing the
measure. Incidentally he pointed out
that much tlmo would have been saved
in tho consideration of tho bill had the
Democratic mombcrs of the committee
been consulted about its provisions.
Clark sjtokc In characteristic style and
frequently moved tho houso to applause
and laughter. At the conclusion of
his remarks he received an ovation
from tho Democratic members.
Washington, March 24. The tariff
bill to bo recommended by the senate
committeo on finance will be ready to
be rcportil on the day the Payne bill
panes tho house, according to the
present Intentions of tho Republi
can mombcrs of tho committco who are
holding daily sessions. Consideration
of tho schedules on earthenware and
lottery was begun and concluded to
day. Tuesday, March 23.
Washington, March 23. Occupying
tho entire session of tho house today
Payne, of Now York, chairman of the
committee on ways and means, con
cluded his speech in explanation of tho
tariff bill. He wui on his feet almost
all of tho flvo hours and ten minutes
that ho had the floor. At tlmos ho
gavo evidence of being greatly fa
tigued. In his arguments he took tho posi
tion that tho bill would not injure the
tin plate or stool rail industries of the
United States, and frco hldea would
not bo a menace to the farmers.
Tho inheritance tax, ho said, was
preforablo to an Income tax, because
it would not glvo rlso to perjury or
fraud. Ho held also that an income
tax was unconstitutional.
Clark, of Missouri, followed and had
proceeded but a minutu or two when,
at the suggcatlon of Payno, ho suspend
ed and tho house adjourned.
Payno said that tho men who wanted
tho Dlngley duty on lumber retained
wero those who wero Interested In an
Immense lot of stumpngo and who wero
actuated solely by motives of greed.
If the duty wore removed entirely on
lumbor, he said, it would be of great
benefit to tho American people and
would onablo tho men ho had referred
to still to realize a golden fortune, but
not auch a goldon fortune as wero tho
duty to bo kopt on.
Monday, Msrch 22,
Washington, Morch 22. Thcro were
Introduced In tho senate today 405 bills
and four Joint resolutions. Heyburn
reintroduced tho bill providing lor a
now executive department to be known
as the department of mines.
Annuities for ex-prcsldents ana Uio
widows of ox-presidents are provided
in a bill introduced by Mcuumbcr.
Flint Introduced a bill directing tho
secretary of war to establish a line of
stesmers along the Atlantic coast
operated by tho Panama railroad, and
appropriating xio,oou,uou uiereior.
Ho reintroduced tho bill appropriating
$1,003,130 to reimburse the Southern
Pacific Railroad company for its expen
ditures in controlling the break in tho
Colorado river levee in 1000.
Washington, March 22. The tariff
bill held full away In tho house today.
The measure was promptly put before
tho body immediately after It convened.
Payne of New York, chairman of tho
committeo on ways and means, spoke
for four hours and ten minutes in ex
planation of the bill. Then, somewhat
fatigued, he suspended until tomorrow.
He was subjected to a cross fire of
Payne. In speaking of tho maximum
and minimum features of tho bill, pre
dicted that Franco, Germany and other
European countries would hasten so to
cnualize their duties on American pro
ducts that they would derive tho bene
fit of the minimum rates offered.
New Star Field for Flag?
Washington, March 20. A new "Old
Glory" la proposed In a bill recently
Introduced by Representative Ansbcr
ry, of Ohio, to amend tho section of
the revised statutes which relates to
tho design of the American flag. A
new formation of the stars is suggest
ed. They would be arranged "in flvo
area in combination, the centers of the
arcs to bo the apices of a regular pent
agon, tho radius of tho area to bo equal
to ono side of the pentagon." As to
the size of tho stars, the bill prescribes
that their radius shall be equal to "one
fourth tho distance of the stars from
center to center." Provision for add
ing new stars for new states might bo
msdo by extending the arcs.
Must Prova Necessity.
Washington, March 27. Senator
Ilourne, who is making a atrcnuous
fight to prevent tho removal of depart
ment headquarters from Vancouver
says the president will insist that tho
War department produce proof posi
tive of their assertions that tho mili
tary Interests of tho government will
bo best subserved before he would
sanction the change. Senator Bourno
is anxious to receive from the commer
cial associations of Portland a com
plete showing why the change should
not bo made, to strengthen his pro
testa filed with the president and sec
retary of war.
Taft's Chslr Breaks Down.
Washington, March 20. President
Taft severed another link connecting
him with the Roosevelt administration
Tuesday when, as ex-President Roose
velt was sailing out of Now York har
bor for Africa, ho broke the chair for
mrrly occupied by his predecessor.
Tho chair was borne from the White
House and sent to a local shop for re
pairs. Kansas Wins Boundary Suit.
Washington, March 27. Tho United
States Supremo court in an opinion
written by Justice Oliver Wendell
Holmes today decided the Missouri
Kansas boundary line disputo in favor
of Kansas, ending Uio long controversy
relative to Gooso Island in tho Mis
souri river near Kansas City,
Judge and Attorney for Alaska.
Washington, March 27. President
Taft today nominated Thomas It.
Lyons to bo United States district
Judge of tho tlrst division or tho dls
trict of Alaska, and Cornelius D. Mu
rans to be United States attoney for
the third division of the distict of
Speak Gcod Word for Spokane.
Washington, March 23. Senators
Plica and Jones today called on the
postmaster general and urged that Spo
kane be designated aa headquarters of
tho new mall district recently created
In the Northwest. No action has beon
Watson Declines All Balm.
Washington, Morch 23. Ex-Repro-sontativo
Jamos E. Watson, of Indiana,
who lost his fight for tho governorship,
has been offered and has declined tho
governorship of Porto Rico and the
ministry to Cuba,
Sanitarium for Tuberculosis.
Washington, March 2C An appro
priation of $250,000 for tho establish
ment of n national tuberculosis sani
tarium in tho state of Colorado is pro
vided for In a bill Introduced by Ropro
scntatlvo Sabath today.
Every 8afety Device Known Will Re
ceive Test at A.-Y.-P. Exposition.
Seattle, March 22. Actual demon
strations of every railway safety de
vice, approved and unexploltcd, will be
mado daily In tho transportation build
ing and irards of the Alaska-Yukon-Pa
cific exposition, which will open on
June 1 In Scattlo.
Tho transportation building Is now
being hurried to completion and tracks,
spurs, switches ond "Ys" are already
laid for tho most complete exemplifica
tion of general and special railway
traffic ever attempted on the grounds
of an exposition.
So desirous were Eastern locomotive
builders of taking advantage of reach
ing the Oriental field through the me
dium of the Seattlo fair, that they pro
vided tho major portion of the (76,000
which the construction of the transpor
tation building haa cost. In order that
the structure should be of ample size
for their most complicated illsutrations.
Locomotives of all makes and all
periods will be exhibited. Everything,
from the old "hay burners" of the cot
ton belt, to tho big transcontinental
mocul will be shown under full steam.
A modern passenger train, equipped
with the last work in Pullman service,
lights, brakes and wireless alsrms will
bo a dally show.
The electric end of transportation
will be given as complete exhibition as
Its rival. A fully equipped modern
trolley aa well s a new underground
trolley, which it Is claimed, does away
with all provlous objections t tho un
derground system, will be displayed In
Every known farm vehicle, reapers,
stackers, harvesters, plows and all else,
even to tho harness for tho horses, will
bo shown and the big traction harvest
ers found working throughout the
West, will have a place, with all of
their latest improvements.
FOOD SUPPLY AFFECTED.
French Telegraph Strike Continues
and Famine Threatens.
Paris, March 22. The government
issued a reassuring statement tonight
concerning the strike, in which tho sit
uation waa said to be notably Improv
ed, many of the strikers, especially the
telephone girls, having returned to
work. The atrike leaders, on the oth
er hand, were loudly proclaiming war
to the hilt, and there are disquieting
rumors of railroad and other co-operative
Disclosures In connection with tho
strike Indicate that Uio abuses and fa
voritism charged havo been largely due
to Uio fact that politics have had much
to do with Uio administration of the
post and telegraph service.
Tho lack of food ia Uio capital, an
outcome of the impossibility of for
warding payments, is making itself
felt today, and provision dealers de
clare that if there is no improvement
the city in a few days probably will be
confronted with famine conditions.
The loss to business in Paris alone is
variously estimated at from $600,000
to Sl.200.000. Only a few wires today
connect Europe Paris with and the out
The government haa formally notifi
ed tho strikers that 48 hours of grace
will be allowed them to return to work,
after which their dismissal will be Ir
NEW JAP CRISIS IN SOUTH.
County Officials in California Try to
Collect Poll Tax; Strike Snag.
Oxnard, Cal., March 22. Serious
labor troublo ia threatened in tho beet
fields here over the situation created
by the attempt to collect a county poll
tax from tho 450 Japanese living in
Oxnard and employed in tho beet fields.
This attempt, after thoy had paid Uio
city tax in this city, caused great re
sentment. The sheriff and deputy as
sessors in many instances soiled horses
and goods owned by the Jspanese and
later forced them to pay under threats
of soiling their property.
Somo of the Japanese have already
left for other parts of Uio state where
Japanese labor la in demand, leaving
Uio beetgruwers in serious straits for
Tonight the sheriff and assessor say
It Is probable Uio county will recede
from Ita position and return the money
BUI Cuts Drinking Time.
Salt Lako City, March 22. Both
branches of tho state legislature today
passed a bill regulating tho sale of
liquor. Tbe bill gives to all counties
local option and to cities of 12,000 pop
ulation or more a separate vote, ba
loons are to be open only from 7 a. m.
until 7 p. m., except on Saturday, when
the hours shall bo. from 7 a. ni. to 6 p.
m. Special elections on the question
of local option are to be held on peti
tion. It Is bollevod that the bill will
receive the signature of Governor
Jap Ships Plan Voyago.
Toklo, March 22. Two ships of the
Japanese training squadron, leaving
Yokoauke o- March 14, will visit varl
ousp olnts on Uio Pacific coast during
Uie spring and summer. The vessel
are the cruisers Aso and Soya.
FRENCH TARIFF UP
European Nation Flans Many In
creases in Dalles.
AMERICAN TRADE IS AffEGTEB
Unifed States Exports Hard Hit by
Proposed New Schedules and
Business Men Anxious.
Washington, March 23. The atten
tion of American manufacturers will
not for the next few months be entire
ly focused upon the proposed tariff re
vision in this country. France propose
to revise Its tariff, and In the changes
to bo made the United States is vitally
Interested. If tho proposed French
tariff bill should be enacted Into law
in its present shape, American trade
would be injuriously affected.
Somo of interesting facta in regard
to the new measure ore prepared by
N. I. Stone, tariff expert of Uio de
partment of commerce and labor.
It Is proposed to advance the general
rate on canned meats of 20 francs per
100 kilos to 30 francs, an increase of
60 per cent, leavlrfg tho minimum rate
of 16 francs unchanged.
Under the existing agreement fresh
apples and pears are admitted at the
rate of 2 francs per 100 kilos. It i
proposed to advance the minimum rata
to 6 francs, an increase of 160 per
cent, and to Increase the general rate
from 6 to 8 francs. It is proposed to
increase Uio minimum rate on hope
from 30 to 40 francs, and the general
from 45 to CO franca per 100 kilos.
Far more numerous are the una
changes on articles which are not af
fected by the commercial agreement
between France and this country.
Among the more important of the
changes Uio following may be men
tioned, the rate being given in franc
per 100 kilos:
Meat extracts, general rate tncreasea
from 40 to 45 francs; cotton seed, now
admitted free, to be subject to a duty
of 1.60 francs; peanuts, now admitted
free, to be subject to a duty of 2.6ft
francs, and preserved vegetable, daty
increased from 20 to 24 francs, t
ASSIGNMENTS ARE GIVEN.
Northwest Senators Get Places en
Washington, March 23. Daring Uio
61st congress Northwestern senator
will have committee assignment a
Bourno Fisheries, chairman; com
merce, public expenditure, printing,
coast defenses, poatoffices, public
Chamberlain Agriculture and for- '
estry, public lands, irrigation, Philip
pines, printing. Pacific railroads, ex
penditures in Interior department.
Piles Coast survey, chairman; com
merce, judiciary, revision of laws. Pa
cific islands, pensions, territories.
Jones Industrial expositions, chair
man; public lands, irrigation, Cana
dian relations, coast defenses, conser
vation of national resources, corpora
tions organized In the District of Co
lumbia. Heyburn Manufactures, chairman;
joint committeo on revision of the
laws of the United States, chairman;
conservation of natural resource, im
migration, mines and mining, Philip
pines, privileges and elections, public
buildings and grounds, public land.
Borah Education and labor, chair
man; expenditures in the Navy de
partment, Interoceanlc canals, irriga
tion judiciary, standards, weights and
Island Is Cause of Trouble.
Toklo, March 23. Special dis
patches received by Japanese papers
from Hongkong and Pekin Indicate
that the effort which is being made at
Canton to again inflame the Chinese
against the Japanese and bring about
a renewal of the boycott on Japanese
goods, because of the alleged occupa
tion of Pratas island by Japan,
guano dealers, is apparently a move
ment on the part of some unknown
propagandists to keep III feeling be
tween Japan and China stirred up in
the.bope.of eventually causing a breach
Winter Home on Coast.
Santa Barbara, Cal., March 23. E.
II. Harriman haa wired J. II. Harring
ton, of the Texas Pacific Improvement
company here, that ho will be In Santa
Barbara tomorrow and will select a
site on the company's Hope ranch for
a winter residence. Mr. Harriman and
all his Southern Pacific lieutenant will
hold a week's conference at a local
hotel and it is authoritatively stated
that bo will not go to ban FtancMeo.
Finds Two New Planet.
Paris, March 23. -The aatroeonier
Gaillot announced before the Academy
of Sciences tonight that he had discov
ered two now ptasttt SHtwmtesI beyond.
Neptune, which 1 Mm wtoriMst known,
planet of she selar svsteas.