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EVENTS TIIE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts ot llio World,
PREPARED FOR THE BUSY READER
Less Important but Not Leu lntsr
siting Hsppenlngs from Point
Outside llio Stale,
Castro has been ordered arrested by
Venezuelan court for murdor.
A pioneer miner of Shorldan, MonL,
ha been killed for his savings.
Fainlno In Macodonla and Servla arc
adding to the revolutionary troubles.
Tsft Is having much troubln In find
ing suitable persons for foreign posts.
President 'clays, of Nicaragua, la
preparing to move against Honduras.
The Cudahy Packing company haa
been Indicted for wholesale oleomar
The Unlveraity of Nevada haa Juat
received two gift, ono of $250,000 and
one of $100,000.
The Waters-Pierce Oil company, ro
cently outted from Texas, will pay the
atato $2,000,000 fines and cost,
Mr a. Caitro hlnU at revolution In
Venezuela and advlaea preient officials
to "mako hay while the aun shines."
It la reimrtad on good authority that
II. W. Hcott, of I'ortland, will be
ulTerrd the ambassadorship to 'Mexico.
A raid waa made on n Chicago. Mil
waukee & Ht. l'aul diner whllo ft waa
passing through Iowa and a quantity of
A Chicago man haa married hla ate
A dispatch from Naple aaya Mount
Klna la In eruption.
German East Africa haa had CO
deaths from the plague.
Flour ha advanced In price In all
ecllon of the United States.
Two dynamite bomba were found un
der a Santa ro bridge near Stockton,
Several membera of thr Japaneae
diet have been arretted for having
Wilbur Wright, whoso successful
aeroplane flight plumed France, ia
now living exhibition In Italy.
The fir nt act of tho new chief of po
lice of !. Angeles wa to throw the
'king of Chinatown" bodily out of tho
1'olaml I preparing to honor Mod
Jotka' memory when her body la taken
thrre for burial. A atatue may be
The Ilrazlllan government haa con
eluded arbitration troatie during tho
!ait week with the United State,
France, Portugal, Spain and Mexico.
The Maaiachumioti aitembty ha
turned down a direct eloctlon bill.
A large part of Rlyrla, Ohio, ha
keen destroyed by fire.
Mme. Nordlca, the linger, will marry
Now York banker.
ItooHVclt declined a public reception
ot Mombssn. Good hunting I in pros
A new cabinet haa been initalled in
Turkey and tho Young Turkey party
Japan attribute rumors of Itrltlih
discontent with tho alliance to Gor
New vender at Lo Angole havo
been lined for veiling papers having
Night rider havo mado their appear
nnce in Indiana and nro attempting to
fix houia rent rate.
American soldier will conduct teU
of diriglblo bnlloona during tho cnuual
maneuver at Fort Den Moinc.
Jnck tondon will sell hi yacht
8nark because of ill health. Ho loft
San Franclco and got a far as Now
Zealand on a voyage to tho South sou
A rollglous riot In Mexico ended In
Germany Is to establish an aero
Tnft hos rented n houo at Hoverly,
Ma,, for u summor homo.
Lucky Hnldwln'a doctor haa put In a
claim for $100,000 as his feeo.
A scaling steamer hna boon loat off
tho Newfoundland coast with Its crow
Japan shows ovory Intention towlold
a complete control oyer Manchurian
Sovvral sovoro earthquakes nro ro
ported from Peru and much damago to
property Is feared.
MUCH REVENUE LOST.
Amendment Put Through Tako Away
Twenty Million Dollar.
Washington, April 18. Tho oatl
mntos of the rovnoues which tho Payno
tariff bill will producu Imvo been ro
duced nearly $20,000,000 through tho
amendment mado by tho house, Tho
sonnto finance commltteo must provide
mentis for making up this difference, If
tlio original estimates are to bo met.
Tho striking out of several counter
vailing duty clausca will lessen tho
bill's producllveneaa another $20,000,
The amondmunt taking off tho 8-cent
duty on tea lubtractod $78,000,000
from tho estimated revenue. Tho
striking out of tho countervailing duty
on coffeo dlsposo of what probably
would hava been $15,000,000 In duties.
Taking out tho countervailing pro-.
vlo for lumber and for petroleum
means a loit opportunity to Increase
tho revenue by several million dollars,
It Is estimated.
Tho senate flnanco commltteo mater
tally redudcod many of tho Dlngloy
bill's schedule a It panned Uto house,
but In order to Increase the revenue
producing power of the I'ayno bill tho
commltteo must tako different action
with regard to tho latter measure.
In 1807 tho senate commltteo placed
a duty of 1 U cent por pound on hides,
which was changed later to 15 per
cent, but the Payno bill, as it passed
the houie, place hides on the tree list.
Under tho Dlngley law, hides have
produced mora than $3,000,000 rove
There nro many change In tho Payne
bill from the provisions of tho Dlngley
law, Iu maximum and minimum re
tnllatory feature, Uie additional moth
od of valuation for tho purposo of pre
venting undervaluations and Its pro
visions for the $40,000,000 Issuance of
Panama bond and a $250,000,000 Issue
of Treasury certificate are new. It
extend the drawback privilege so
that domestic raw material may ho
used In lieu of imported material for
the purposo of collecting a drawback,
provided an equal amount of identical
Imported raw material is manufactured
into tho same product upon which the
drawback Is collected. An Inheritance
tax. by which It is hoped that $20,000,
000 will bo collected, Is provided for.
In placing a largo number of article
on tho froo list and In reducing tho du
tie on many othnra, It hsa bn found
necessary to Increase materially the
duties on many articles In order to pro
duco necessary revenue. The Payno
bill Increased materially tho ratea on
brandy, alcohol, gin, grain spirits, cor
dials and liquors, but mado virtually no
Increase on champagne. Tho senate
commltteo has decided upon an In
crraso amounting to about 25 per cent
abovo tho exlstlong rates on wlnrs of
A numbor of other articles, regarded
as luxuries, havo been Increased.
NIAOARA IS STILLED.
Great River Is Frozen Solidly From
Bank to Bank.
Iluffolo, N. Y., April 13. -Tho volco
of Nisgsra was muto today, for the
seccond time In tho memory of man,
and tho rlvor Is frozen solidly from
bank to bank.
On Wodnesday tho worst gala of the
season piled tlio solid Icefields of Lake
Erie in a huge mass at the lower end
of tho lake. At Niagara Falls there
had been a heavy Ico bridge in tho pool
below tho cataract slnco tho maddlo of
winter. Under tho Impact of the Ice
of tlio lake abovo and tho added floes
brought through by tho wind, tho
bridge gave way and began to surge
down the rapids. Hut beforo It could
win froedom In Lako Unlario, tho
wind shifted to tlio north. Instantly
the moving floes packed at tho mouth
of tho rlvor. Tho pack froze steadily,
and each hour brought added pressure
Unablo to traverso its natural chan
nels, tho level of tho river rose quickly.
Tho highest flood levol recorded from
provlous years Is 28 feet above tho nor
mat. Last night tho river was 40 feot
above normal. Water xured over tho
window sills of tho power houso of
tho Ontario Tower company and Hood
ed tho machines. Tho tracks of tho
Great Gorgo routo wero covered from
tho lower stool arch bridge to Lawls
Consorvativo estimates placo tho
damngo at $1,000,000.
Never Heard of Teddy.
San Bernardino, Cal., April 13.-Al
bert Courtney, 70 years old, and for 15
yenra a rocluso minor, arrived In this
city today from the wilds of Southern
Nevada, He said ho haa soon very
fow persona during hla long isolation.
upon hla arrival lioro ho lenrnod ror
tho first tlmo that Queen Victoria waa
dead, and oxprossod surprise and would
not bellcvo it until shown papers men
tioning King Edward of Groat llrltaln.
When nowsnnnormon nBkod If ho know
"Teddy" ho thought thoy wore joking
Osstro Barred Again,
Coponhngon, April 13. Tho govern
ment haa instructed tho governor of
tho Danish Wcot Indies under no cir
cumstances to permit ex-President
Castro to land In that territory.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS IN BRIEF
Thursday, April IS.
Washington, April 15. A new tariff
bill for tho 1'hlllpplno Islands, pro-
mi-.tfl liv ft linarit nf (tynnrtjl In Ihn
islands and approved by the Philippine
government anu wiu rrr uvpnrnnuiiv,
was submitted to both houses of con
cress today bir President Tsft with a
mestaira recommending that It bo
passed nt the present session.
Washington, April 16. In tho sen
nte today Ilalloy Introduced an amend
ment to tho Payno tariff bill placing n
tax of 3 per cent on Incomes exceeding
$5,000 annually, which, ho said, would
provide n ruvenuo of from $00,000,000
to $80,000,000 annually.
Aldrlch announced that he would
speak upon the tariff bill next Monday,
to which time the senate adioured.
JJnlloy said ho did not introduco his
amendment becauso ho desired to tax
prosperity, but he "preferred to tax
tho Incomes of prosperous peoplo
rather than to placo It upon tho backs
and upon tho appetites of peoplo who
are at best doing none too well."
Stono introduced a bill providing for
free trade with the Philippines and ror
tho Independence of tho islsnds within
The senate agreed to a houso resolu
tion asking that tho tariff bill be re
turned to that body so it might be
amended to place upon tho trve list tho
products of petroleum, as woll as crude
and refined petroleum. The bill was
ro turned to the senate when this
amendment hod been Insccrted.
Wednesday, April 14.
Washington, April 14. For more
than four hours tho Democratic mem
bera of tho senate conferred today In
an effort to agreo upon n tariff policy.
After tho session Culberson, the minor
ity leader, announced that tho Demo
crats had agreed to support an Incomo
tax amendment, to stand for substan
tial reductions and to fight for a de
crease in the rates on the necessities
Tho decision is not binding and the
meeting waa not entirely harmonious.
Soma senators admitted frankly that
they would seek protection for tho In
dustries of their states.
Tusiday, April 13.
Washington, April 13. In tho houso
tlio statement that the Aldrlch amend
ments to the Payne bill tend to Increase
tho dutlca on luxuriea and reduce them
on necessities la taken with a grain of
Aldrlch will make a brief statement
to the senate Thursday, explaining tho
absenco of revenue producing features
In the amendments to tho house bill.
Tho message from the houso asking
that tho Payne bill bo returned for a
correction of tho petroleum schedule,
will be received Thursdsy. In view of
tho fact, however, that tho bill had
been roferrod to the finance committee,
amended and reported back to the sen
ate, It la not likely that tho bill will bo
permitted to go back to the house.
Senato leaders tako tho position that
there is no necessity for tho return of
tho bill to tho house, aa tho finance
committee intenda to offer amendments
to the petroleum achedulo that will
efface tho error.
Monday, April 12.
Washington, April 12. The house
today adoptod Payne's resolution ask
ing tho senato to return tho tariff bill,
accompanied with tho direction that it
would bo sent back to the scnato as
soon a tho engrossing clerk had
altered it so as to placo petroleum,
crude and refined, and all its products,
on tho free list.
This action was taken to overcome
tho "Joker" In tho measure, which,
whllo placing petroleum on tho freo
list, puts a high protcctivo tariff on
all of Its products.
Washington, April 12. The amend
ed tariff bill is now on tho sonnto cal
endar and consideration of tho measuro
will bo begun Thursday. It wub laid
beforo the finance commltteo with the
Democratic members present this
morning and after 30 mlnuota' parley
n vote wna taken on tho question of
runking a report to tho senato today,
all the Republicans voting In tho affirm
atlve and tho Domocrats In tho negative.
Soon after tho senate met. Aldrlch
presented tho amended bill. Daniel, on
behalf or tho minority, protested that
tho Democrats had not been given an
opportunity to oxamlno tho monsuro,
nnd Aldrlch replied that they could
make their examination by Thursday.
Ho said also that, aa tho majority was
responsible for tho bill, Its course in
hastening tho report was not warrant
Saturday, April 10.
WimMnirton. Anril 10 The hill in
provide for the taking of tho noxt cen
sus waa passed by tho senato today
in n form which, It ia understood, will
meet tho vlows of the president re
garding tho nppolntmonta for census
wnrk under romilntlona hv thu civil
aorvlco commission. Efforts by some
senators, led by Ilatley, to allow these
appointments to bo mado upon recom'
mcndatlon of senator and representa
tives without examination received but
Fulton Rsfuses Ambassadorship.
Washington, April 17. Ex Senator
Charles W. Fulton will not go to China
aa ambassador extraordinary and min
ister plenipotentiary. According to In
formation received here today, which
is not official, but which la nevertheless
considered rellablo In every way, Sena
tor Fulton has informed Prosldent Taft
that he will not accept the appointment
aa Chlneso ambassador, It (a under
stood the senator haa decided not to
accept tho proffered anppolntment, ow
ing to his desire to remain in Oregon
and practice his profession, tho law.
Ho hna decided that he cannot afford to
accept tho appointment and allow his
law business to futher Ispse from lack
of personal care and attention,
"Surface Right" Rules Issued.
Washington, April 17. Itrgulatlons
for tho government administration of
tho "surface right" law enacted at
tho lost session of congress have been
promulgated by the department of the
interior. Thla law allows holders to
retain the rights of land even if after
they have filed upon It as a homestead,
it Is discovered that there Is coal or
other mineral beneath. The regula
tions stipulate that tho law apply to
entries made prior to its passage, as
woll as to thoso mode afterward, If the
lands wire not classified aa coal lands
until after the date of entry.
Taft to Take Up Jap Problem.
Washington, April 10. Secretary
Nagel, who independently Investigated
the Immigration problem on the Pacific
coast, it was learned today, will report
to President Taft on tho subject
Nagel's report will cover statistics. re
garding Chinese and Japaneae coolie
labor In California and deal with the
situation generally. Taft believes he
can aolvo the problem without sgito
tion and it la generally believed he will
assume an attitude more sympathetic
toward the Pacific coast than did
Sebree Succeeds Swinburne.
Washington, April 17. Orders were
issued today for the detachment of Ad
miral Swinburne from command of tho
Pacific fleet and deaignating aa his
successor Admiral Sebree. now com
manding tho second division of the
first dividslon of tho squadron of the
llccL Admiral Harry, who has been
supervisor of naval auxiliaries at the
New York navy yard, will succeed Ad
miral Sebreo as division commander.
Admiral Swinburne will retire on ac
count of the ago limit, August 24.
New German Patent Treaty.
Washington, April 1C The senate
committee on forolgn relations today
ordered a favorable report on a now
patent treaty between the United
States and Germany. Under tho ex
isting arrangement, an American who
patents an article in Germany or a
German who patents an article .in the
United States Is required to manufac
ture the article in tho country where
the patent Is taken out within three
years. The new treaty eliminates this
New Nsval Bids Coming In.
Washington, April 16. Already the
Navy department has well under way
the plans for tho last appropriation
bill. Proposals inviting bids for the
construction of seven torpedo boat de
stroyers havo been issued and the bids
will bo opened on May 29. The re
maining features of tho increase in
clude ono collier, two battleships and
four submarines, while the government
may, at its discretion, purchase a de
stroyer with its vitals below the water
A.-Y.-P. Stamps on dune I.
Washington, April 13. Poatmaater
General Hitchcock haa approved a rect
angular design for a special issue of
stamps on Juno 1, commemorative of
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition.
The atamr bears a ribbon inscribed:
"Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc, 1909," and a
circle frames tho picture of a fur seal
standing by a caka of ice.
Perry Ststue Plan Falls,
Washington. April 13, Much to tho
disappointment of tho promoters,
Count Okuma and Mr, Otnnl, a woll
known business man of Japan, suffi
cient subscriptions have not been re
ceived to erect tho proposod statue to
Commodore Perry, which was to have
been unveiled at Yokomhama July 1.
John R. Williams, House Clerk.
Washington, April 13. John It.
Williams., of Scranton. Pa., who for
several years has been filo clerk of the
houso of representatives, died of an
acute attack or Wright's dlseaso at the
Pennsylvania club here hearly today.
Congressmen to Junket.
Washington, April 13. A party of
representatives of congress will sail
for Panama Wednesday to inspect the
CASTRO IS DEPORTED.
French Government Refuses Him Asy
urn In Martinique.
Fort De France, April 12, Clprlano
Castro, cz-presidentof Venezuela, was
expelled Saturday from the ialand of
I Ur.itntn..A 1. (mm Imjm Muta.a.Mm.AM
He protested to the Isst against his ex
pulsion, but his protests were In vain.
Ho is now on board the French line
steamship Versailles, bound for St,
Official notice was served on Ctstro
of the decision of the French govern
ment that be must leave the Island
within nine hours from tho receipt of
such notice, and that the commissary
of police at Fort de France had been
charged with the execution of the order.
The ex-president railed against the
French government and the local au
thorities, denouncing them for forcing
upon him alternative of deportation or
imprisonment for six months. He de
clared that he would not budge and
that it would bo necessary to take him
on board the steamer on a stretcher.
This the commissary of police, who
finally entered Castro's room with an
escort of gendarmes, prepared to do,
but Castro's lawyer took steps to find
tho chief justice, and at the very last
moment the governor and public prose
cutor decided to have another medical
Accordingly a medical commission
composed of Drs. Uouvicr, Cos let and
Dsrbe, proceeded to the examination In
order to establish definitely if Castro's
health were such that he could make
The consultation of the physicians
lasted more than half an hour, and they
agreed that the life of tho ex-president
would not be jeopardized by hla remov
al to the steamer and the return voyage
across the ocean.
ADOPT HARRIMAN PLAN.
New York Hospitals Will Buy Their
Supplies Through Bureau.
New York, April 12. Acting upon
tho suggestion or W. V. a. Thome,
purchasing agent of tho Union Pacific,
Southern Pacific and other Harriman
lines, the 45 hospitals of New York
holding membership In the hospital
conference are to be brought under a
central supply purchasing department,
which will buy all the drugs, foods.
furnishings, fuel and Instruments not
furnished individually by each of the
The proposal to apply Harriman
methods to the purchasing departments
or tho hoe pitas in question waa made
by Air. Thome at a meeting or the con
ference held here at tlio Academy of
Mr. Thome ahowed that In $1,688,
C47 spent for supplies last year by the
45 Institutions a saving of $101,318
could be effected at a cost of $24,000,
This $24,000 .would be used for the
maintenance of a central purchasing
department, in charge of a head buyer
at a salary or $7,500 a year, and with
a staff of clerks and and office of Its
Frsnce Is Hotbed of Discontent on
Part of Laboring Class.
Paris, April 12. "You will see the
streets of Paris running with blood
'ere long," solemnly probpesled a lead
ing Royalist today,
Hoyaliata are Inclined to exaggerate
the seriousness of conditions in the
French capital, but It certainly ia true
that not slnco tho days of General Bou
langor haa revolution been so openly
and so freely talked of as it ia today.
The outlook would bo more alarming.
however, if the revolutionists knew
just what they want, or whom they
should choose for a leader. In the
oyes of tho public the head and front
of the present agitation is "Citizen
Pataud," chief of tho electricians'
union. Ilia name sends fear into
hearts of the Bourgeois shopkeepers
and other employers.
"Promler Clemenccau and others pro
tend to smile at the great success of
their meeting In the hippodrome," said
Pataud today, in discussing the situa
tion, "but they will laugh out of tho
wrong corner of their mouths if they
think thla movement is not serious.
This isn't tho end. The dance ia just
about to begin; the orchestra is merely
Strikers Wreck Factories.
Meru. Franco, April 12. Tho strike
of tho buttonmakers of Meru has en
tered upon a critical phase. All tho
departmental authorities are hurrying
hero and roinforcementa of cavalry and
gendarmes are coming by every train.
Many arrests have been made. Nego
tiations havo been futile and disorders
broke out last night that recalled the
revolution. Agitators came down from
Paris and harangued the mob, which
stormed and wrecked four button fac
tories and practically destroyed the
rosldoncea of tho employers.
Ask Denmark to Bar Castro.
Copenhagen. April 12. Tho United
States haa approached Denmark in the
matter of forbidding Clprlano Castro
to remain in the Danish West Indian
Island of St. Thomaa In caso the for
mer president of Venezuela should pro
ceed there from Martinique. A defi
nite snawer ia expected tomorrow.
Government Believes CmvIctlNS
Cannit Be M.
ENDS BIG PACKING HOUSE CASE
Attorney General Orders Abandon
ment of Efforts to Secure In
dictments for Rebsttng.
Chicago, April 13. Uncle Sam ha
abandoned the prosecution in all Inves
tigations of tho rebate eaaes, the affair
of the packers and the alleged Argo
peonage system, which have been be
fore the present grand jury. This fol
lows the dispatching of a letter from
Attorney General George W. Wkker
aham, In Washington, D. C, to Morris
& Co., officially announcing the aband
onment of efforts to obtain Indictment
of rebating againat that firm on evi
dence that haa been heard tbtu, far.
This does not apply to the Inquiries
on the part of tho Department of Jus
tice, which have not been presented be
fore the grand jury. The probe of the
National Packing company, which
grew out of the Morris & Co. Investi
gation, has not yet been heard by tfeo
Federal inquisitorial body.
Fees for services and funds for the
transportation of tho grand jurors dar
ing their session have amounted to
$10,000, while that of witnesses have
HOW RAILROADS SUFFER.
Commbrca Commission's Estimate of
Loss by Panic Wrong.
Chicago, April 13. An advance ab
stract of statistics of American rail
ways for the year ending June 99,
1903, aa compiled by the bureau of
railway news and statistics, waa made
public here today. It says:
"Instead of a decrease of only $164.
464,941 in gross earnings aa the result
of the temporary financial depression
of 1907-08, aa set fdrth in the prelimi
nary income report of the Interstate
Commerce commlMlon for the year
ending June 30, 1903, the panic of 1967
resulted in a lose of more than $330.
000,000. The loea In net earnings ia
$129,540,460, Instead of $U1,051,00,
aa given in the commission's report.
"The two-cent passenger fsre legis
lation caused a Ices of $25,000,000 in
gross earnings, although more passen
gers were carried. The heavy loss ia
net earnings ia partly accounted for bj
the expenditure of approximately $32,
000,000 necessitated by arbitrary inno
vations In accounting methods and re
quirements in regard to the hours and
conditions of labor."
FORFEIT IDAHO TIMBER.
Government Takes Evidence Against
Barber Lumber Company.
SL Paul, April 13. Forty thousand
acres of timber land worth from $1,
000,000 to $3,000,000 is at stake to
the esse In which testimony waa tak-n
today by Peyton Gordon, of Washing
ton, special assistant to the attorney
general of the United States.
The proceedings were begun several
years ago by the Federal government
against the Barber Lumber company,
of Eau Claire, Wis., to cancel patents
that the government bad issued be
tween 1901 and 1903 for timber Iaad
in the Rolse basin, Idsho. Tho gov
ernment's complaint declared that the
patenta had been obtained through
Mr. Gordon has been securing testi
mony on behalf of the attorney gene
ral's ofilco in Idaho, Nevada. Califor
nia, Washington and els-whcro. The
case will be tried thla year In Boise.
Japan Wanta Submarines.
New York, April 13. The Japanese
government ia negotiating with an
American builder of submarine boats
for tho purchase of plana and specifica
tions for a new type of submarine of
smaller model than the type now in
common use, but of double speed. It
is stated that the proposed new eralt
would have about the same destructive
power as tho present type. The pur
pose of the Japanese government ia to
send draughtsmen to New York to
make drawings, but to build the boats
Rumor Snake Is Dead.
Muskogee, Okla., April 13. There
ia a rumor here that Crazy Snake.
chief of the Creek Indians, who has
been sought by the state militia for
tho past two weeks,' ia dead, but it
cannot be verified. The government
haa representatives in tho field search
ing for the Indian leader.
Alberta Crops to Double.
Winnipeg. Man., April 13. The first
Canadian Western wheat erop report
was issued today, showing 100 per sent
increase in the Beaded area in Southern
Alberta. Little seeding outside of
that district will be done until the eadi
of the month.