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A UltOIt A OREO OX, T11UHSDAV, MAV lis, 10S.
RESUME OF THE
Newsy hems Gather from All Parts
of the Worli
Qnral Review of Important Hap
penings Presented In a Brief and
Comprehensive, Manner for Busy
Reader National, Political, HI
torlcal and Commercial.
Peter Daly, the actor, is dead.
Good progress is being made on the
Seattle fair buildings.
The Northern Baptist convention
for luoy will meet in Portland.
A statue of the late Senator Hann.v
ha just been unvtiied at Cleveland,
F.astcrn railroads will resist the In
terstate Commerce Commission's rates
Thousands of people are swarming
to the Puget Sound cities to see the
Atlantic battleship fleet.
A Hobokcn, N. J., jiutice of the
peace says he married Anna Gould
mid Prince de Sagan before they left
The airship White Wing, built by
Baldwin, is making successful flights
in New York. Baldwin was the in
ventor of the airship at the Lewis and
A Chicago woman brought back to
life after being pronounced dead is
sorry she was revived. She says her
soul traversed a beautiful country in
Crop failures in British East Africa
is causing much loss of life among
the natives. M.ore than 40,ooo deaths
have been caused by starvation and
the government is feeding 50,000
Bishops in the Methodist general con
ference passed the lie.
France may have to recognize Mulai
Hand as sultan cf Morocco.
The late Governor Sparks, of Neva
da, was a great cattle breeder.
Before the battleship fleet leaves for
the Orient it will be reorganized.
Inability to get a board of arbitration
is continuing the street car strike at
The Presbyterian general assembly
wants congress to pass a law making
Sunday an absolute day of rest.
Baron Takahira, Japanese ambassa
dor to the United States, says critics
, of bis people are hasty and that war
rumors are unfounded.
Admiral Evans has called upon the
president and received congratulations
en the successful trip of the battleship
fleet from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The government has started a suit
for a dissolution of the New Haven
road's merger with the Boston and
Maine and New England trolley roads.
In "an address before the Bankers'
club, of Chicago, Bryan said unlesj the
people were assured their deposits were
fully secured the government will have
to start banks.
The Mexican government has start
ed proceedings against Martin Jacoby,
millionaire and head of a large mercan
tile house. He is charged with misap
propriating between $3,000,000 and $5,
Ia a speech at Harrisburg, Fa., Bryan
aid lie favored the direct primary.
Governor Sparks, of Nevada, Is very
low, and his physicians say he cannot
Mijor James F. Melndee is to suc
ceed CoVonel Rocsslcr as government en
gineer at Portland.
Arl'itration of the street ear strike
at Cleveland. Ohii, has been arranged,
Wut some rioting continues.
One man was killed anl 10 injured
In a big Chieago fire, which destroyed
$40.000 worth tf property.
, A Urnadt passed through a farming
section near Clay Center, Kan., destroy-
in? much property and killing three
The steamer Lusitania, from Liver
fool for New York, has beaten her for
mer record for crossing the ocean by
Oklahoma's state guaranty law has
stood the tent. A bank failed and in
side of an hur the depositors were be
iog (aid in full.
Koosvelt is preparing to veto the
public tuild;ng bi!l if congress don't
pass an aati injunction bill, and the
senate s mail subsidy provision.
May Wood's sut against Senator
Fist for divorce has teen dismissed, end
st.e has been arretted on the ground
that she was never married to the sen
ator. Bryan says Alabama primaries were
a victory over the trusts.
Senator Denby, of Louisiana, has been
re-elected by the legislature.
The republican national convention
will open each day with a prayer.
A federal grand jury has begun an
lovrieation of the New York eotton
Night ridrs routine to do tnoeta
damage by burning tobacco barns ia
FAVORS BIG FLEET.
Great Lesson Taught by Cruise, Says
Washington, May 25. Admiral Ev
ans, in an interview with W. S. Mcri
wcathcr, told of the results of the
cruise of the Pacific and its benefits
and the future policy and prospects of
the American navy.
"What, in your opinion," he was
asked, "is the most vital question af
fecting the navy today?"
"The shortage of officers and men,
particularly otticers," Admiral Evans
replied. "We have not a battleship in
commission today with a sufficient
number of officer propel ly to look
out for her battery. Those we have
are excellent, but they are so over
worked that they are giving way un
der the .strain. Men can be trained
for duties on shipboard, as has just
been shown in the cruise of the At
lantic feet to the Pacific, but not so
'In case of a sudden outbreak of
hostilities, we would find ourselves
seriously handicappd from this cause."
The Admiral was then asked what
was the chief leon to be drawn from
the cruise of the battleshio fleet
"There are two,' he replied. 'First.
the absolute necessity for two fleets,
one on the Atlantic and one on the
Pacific: second, that we took the fleet
to sea with one-third of the men un
trained and arrived at the Pacific en
trance to the Straits of Magellan and
Magdalena Bay absolutely in condi
tion to go into an engagement.
'What should be our future naval
strength, find how distributed?"
'rortv-cight battleships with the
necessary cruiser, torpedo-boats, sub
marines and auxiliaries. They should
be distributed 2 on the Pacific and
1 on the Atlantic."
FIRE ON OLD VESSEL.
Sensational Naval Experiment Will be
Tried bp Navy.
Washington. May 25. The most
sensational naval experiment ever at
tempted by this country will take
place tAd.iy in Chesapeake Bay, when
the monitor Florida will be submitted
to bombardment by big guns an J tor
pedoes to demonstrate the effect of
modern projectiles upon the internal
fittings and the structure of the fight
ing craft of the American navy.
The Florida is so constructed and
fitted internally in such a way as to
have practically the same strength of
resistance as the latest type of Amer
At first it was proposed to put live
sheep in the turret of the monitor, but
this plan has been abandoned because
it is believed the death of the animals
would prove little as to the probabil
ity of loss of human life under similar
circumstances. The plan to test the
ability of the modern ship of war to
withstand the heavy firing of the lat
est big guns has attracted much at
tention in official circles and it i
looked tinnn as a matter of great im-
p rtanfe by foreign officials at the em
PACIFIC MAIL IS PASSIVE.
Would Not be Benefited by Proposed
. Subsidy Clause.
San Francisco, May 25. The prog
ress of the postoffice appropriation
bill, now ir. its last stages before Con
gress, is being watched with much in
terest in this city, especially with re
gard to the ocean mail subsidy amend
ment, agreed to by the conferees, but
rejected by the House, which has
asked for another conference on the
measure. The proposed increased
compensation to steamship lines di
rectly affects the companies running
vessels from this port to China, Japan,
Australia and the Philippines.
When asked what Vould be the re
sult should the subsidy amendment be
retained in the bill, F. S. Samuels,
manager of the Oceanic Steamship
"Whether we will resume running
vessels to Australia and carry the
mails cannot be determined for a time.
Australia and New Zealand have made
other contracts for carrying the mails
since we discontinued, and we do not
know at present whether we could get
that business again."
Adolph J. Frey, assistant to the
vice-president and general manager of
the Pacific Mail Company, the Jap
anese and China line, said there was
little prospect of the Pacific Mail
availing itelf of any increased allow
ance, chiefly because of the difficulty
of securing crews composed largely of
Americans, as the law would require,
at a rate of wages permitting of any
Full of Scotch Whiskey.
Foughkecpsic, N. Y., May 25.
Scotch whiskey administered in good
sized doses to Harry Thaw just be
fore he took the stand in the recent
habeas corpus proceedings brought to
effect his re'eae from Matteawan
asylum is now held responsible for his
poor showing as a witness in his own
behalf. Amos T. Baker, acting super
intendent. is authority for the state
ment that large ouantities r.f the
whikev wre smuggled into the asy
him and given to Thi.
Franx Josef in Serious Condition.
Vienna. Mav 25 Emperor Franr
Josef has caught a fresh cold and gen
eral audiences have been suspended
The court physicians say they do not
ronsider bis majesty's condition alarm
ing, hut tnere is much nne:iness con
cerning him owing to his age and
continued i I health.
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
OREGON WOOL GOOD.
Secretary Smythe Praises Compulsory
Portland. Secretary Dan T. Smythe,
of the Oregon Woolgrowera association,
pawed through Portland recently on his
way to Salem, where he represents the
third district of Oregon at the annual
meeting of the state sheep commission.
Mr. Smythe says the wool clip this year
is us 1 irge as uxual, and that the wool
is of exoej tionally fine quality.
At this session of the sheep commis
sion the eastern Oregon men intend to
take some radical action to prevent fur
ther encroachments of Washington
sheepmen in the Wenaha forest reserve.
Mr. Smythe, who is extensively en
gaged in aheepraising himself, is em
phatic in praise of the compulsory dip
ping law passed at the last session of
the legislature, lie says Oregon sheep
are now practically free from disease of
every kind, and the wool is of a much
higher grade than in former years.
The administrtion at Washington has
favored the woolgroweni in the Ever
green State, to. the detriment of Oregon
stockmen. Just what action will be
taken Mr. Smythe was not prepared to
say. lift he thinks the commission will
make recommendations that the for
estry department at the national capital
will not dare to overlook.
LEASE BIG TRACT.
Sheepmen GobbloT.100,000 Acres as
Overflow to Forest Reserve.
Pendleton. One hundred thousand
acres of fine range land has just been
leased in Baker county by Morrow, Uil
liani and Umatilla county sheepmen as
an overflow range from their forest re
serve allotments. The land is logged
off timber land, and lies in a strip SO
miles in length between Austin and
Pleasant valley, in Baker county, and
belongs to the numerous lumber com
panies of that district. It was leased
for five years by Dan P. Smythe, of
this city, and A. K. and A. Smythe, of
Arlington, William Smith, of Arlington,
and A. C. Whittier, of linker county.
The sum of $8,000 was paid for use of
the tract for five years. Over 50,000
head of sheep will bo held in the terri
tory during a portion of the summer.
It ia well watered and contains fine
Hslt in'Timber Land Buying.
Klamath Palls. J. W. Alexander, of
the Weyerhaeuser Lumber compuny, is
in this eity on business for his com
pany. He states that he is not here to
buy timber, but that he exports to buy
when special inducements are offered.
There is but little movement in timber
in this section, and none is expected un
til after the presidential election. While1
the price of farming lands in this sec
tion has increased in the past six
months, timber land has decreased from
$1.50 a thousand to 75 cents and $1.
However, thoso holding claims are not
worrying over conditions, as they feel
sure the slump in timber is but tem
porary. Whipping Up on Tula Contract.
Klamath Falls It is stated here that
Chif Knginecr Hood has given impera
five orders that the dredging on the
marsh for the railroad grade must be
rushed or the contract will be forfeited.
The contract consists of a grade four
miles alorg across swamp land, now rank
with tules, and the agreement now is
thsit crews must be worked day and
night in order to throw up the grade
at the earliest possible date In order to
allow it to settle and dry before the
track is laid.
Open Reserves June I.
Fendleton Sheepmen of Umatilla
county have received notice that sheep
may lie taken upon the Wenaha forest
reserve June 1, instead of June 15. the
late originallv set. For some time
sheepmen have been asking for the use
of the reserves on the Blue mountains
earlier than usual, because of the dry
weather prevailing this spring. Dan P.
Smythe, secretary of the sheepmen's
associat'on, has received notice from
Supervisor Schmitx that admission
would be granted June 1.
Will Exhibit at State Fair.
Oregon City. The board of directors
of the Clackamas County Fair associa
tion has authorized the executive com
mittee to make a county exhibit at the
stale fair, which will follow the Clack
amas county fair. The board appropri
ated $."0 for premiums for juvenile
exhibits, and reappointed Thomas F.
Ryan, (leorge Larelle and T. J. Gary as
a committee to direct the affairs of the
CherryjFair at The Dalles.
The Dallea. The mid summer meet
ing of the. State Horticultural society
and cherry fair will be held at The
Dalles, .Tnne 30 to July 2, Inclusive.
Prizes will be offered for various ex
hibits of cherries, and there will be a
programme each day. R. II. Webber,
A. F, Lake, and O. H. Saunders, the
committee, are now boily engaged In
making the arrangements.
Bumper Crop Promised.
Arlington. Heavy rains throughout
this section of Oregon a few davs ago
hare added many thousand of dollars
to the wealth of Gilliam and adjoining
counties. The weather Is warm and the
farmers happy. Every one predicts a
prosperous yea for this pert of the
COUNTIES TO EXHIBIT.
Oregon Commission Asks Active Co
operation of All.
Portland County judges and com
missioners of all the -rounties of Ore- J
gun, hs well as all the commercial or
gauizutinns of the state have been sent (
a letter by the' Oregou-Alaska-Yukou- (
Pacific commission in which the commis-
doners ask for co-operation in making
Oregon's exhibit at the Seattle show tl.o
greatest statu exhibition at next year's
The commissioners set forth that Ore
gon will have the most complete jtate
building at the fair, and that the co
operation of the officials in securing
thorough and attractive exhibits of Or
e iron 'a resources will b inmcrativo.
The letter which has been sent by the '
KAlnii.i,i )... ..rh lr..M,.l..nf W.l,r,.,,il
is in part as follows:
'The expense to your county in col
lecting such an exhibit will not be
large. Get a live man to take hold of
the work and push it, bearing in mind
that it is quality not quantity that is
wanted. After you have gathered your
exhibit we will transport it to Seattle,
install and maintain it without further
expense to your county; we will als
place an attendant in charge, and will
keep in close touch with you during the
fair, so that your county will get all
the benefit possible in the way of ad
"The commission is also having
printed a 0(1 page booklet ou the re
sources of Oregon, which" will be dis
tributed during the exposition. Two
pages of this booklet will be devoted to
each county. We also intend to show
by moving pictucs the farms, orchards,
.'livestock, timber, mountains, streams
and everything of interest in each
We must have your help and co-operation
in the gathering of your exhibit.
If we were compelled to buy these ex
hibts the state would have to double
its present appropriation, but with your
assistance we hope to carry out our
present dans without asking for any
further apppropriation." .
Pays Large Inheritance Tax.
Salem The second largest inherit
ance, tax ever paid into the state treas
ury was received recently. It was
the tax on the estate of Amanda Reed,
of Multnomah eounfv, appraised at a
valuation of $1. 383.91 1.M. The tax
was $7,141.40. The largest tax paid
was on .the estnte of ilenry Weinlmrd,
which amounted to 13, IMS. 54. Tho up
raised vnlne of tho Weinhard estat
was but $l,38l,lG7.2'J, but was left in ;i
lump sum, while the Heed estate iv;i
divided among a lnrge number of hem
Auto to Carry Tourists.
Kltnruh Falls Cuptniii J. M. M'T
f tho Meltityrr- Ti:.n-,
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wa u ii 1 'htari...
Apples- S.dect, tJ.T.O per box; faney,
j; choice, l.'O; ordinary, fl.'J.n
I t t (.-- . S.-lrct, "He per hiwirrd;
'A 1 1 1 :t in t Valley. 43c per hiiulr.-d;
li:i-t Multnomah, ".".; Clackamas, 3."ie
, ( r hundred; sweet, .ri;.c per pound.
l'riits Strawberries, ('itlifnnibr.
1 .""lei l.3 per crate; Oregon, ld(.i
li'ic per pound.
' Vegetables Turnips. 1 per sack;
carrots. 1.30fii 1.73; beets, 1.'J.); par
nips, 1.'J3; beans, wax, 12'4r"13,c
per pound; head lettuce, 3."e per do.en;
artichokes, 50c per dozen; asparagus,
"(iie per pound; egg plant, 250 30c per
oound; parsley, 25c per dozen; peas, GVi
7c per pound; peppers, U0 per pound;
radishes, 15e per dozen; rhubarb, 2fu3(i
per pound; spinrteh, 85c per crate.
Wheat flub, f0c per bushel; red
Kussinn, 86Vic; bluestem, 91c; valley,
Parlev Feed. 25 per ton; rolled,
27(a2S; brewing. $20.
Oats N'o. 1 white, $27.50 per ton;
Hay Timothv. Willamette Vallev,
$17 per ton; Wllliamette Valley, ordi
nary, $15; F.astcrn Oregon. $18.50;
mixM, $16; clover, $14; alfalfa, $12;
alfalfa meal, $20.
, Dressed Meats ITnsrs, fancy, per
pound; ordinary, 7r7''ic; large, 6c;
veal, extra, 7'-3c; ordinary, "e; heavy,
6c; mutton, fancy, 10c.
Dutter Extras, 24e per pound; fancy,
23c; choice, 20c; store, Ifle.
ronltrvMiied chickens. 1314eper
ponnd; fancy hens, H'ilSc; roosters,
old. Pc; fryers, dozen, '$1; broilers,
dozen. $1.50rt?5; dressed poultry, per
pound, le higher: ducks lT?17e; gees.,
torkeys, alive, I7(alSc; dressed.
Hops 1907, prime and choice, ,7b
tVit. per pound; eld. l,i72e per ponnd.
Wool Eastern Oregon, averse bet,
HfTllSe r-er ponnd. according to shrink
sge; valley, 10 12 Vie.
Mohair Choice, lSQISlie per pound.
DAIRYING IN DENMARK.
Land Worked for Hundreds of Years,
8n!l Beats Ours.
That American farmers and promoters
if sgricultural industries are rather
lax ia grasping their opportnuties, and
are in danger of being outgeneraled iu
the markets of the world, unless they
improve their methods, is the belief of
Pean James K. Kusssll, of Columbia
University, New York. Desn Kussll
was recently a visitor at the state col
lege, and during his stay there ad
dressed an assembly of the teachers of
the Inland Empire, who were attending
the teachers' institute in Pullman. Rela
tive to the problems just mentioned, he
"Thirty years ago New York was
ending butter and cheese to the Lon
don markets. New York butter and
cheese were ruling out similar product!
from Ontario, and other parte of the
world. Just thirty years ago Denmark
began to think she could make butter
and put it in the London market. The
question was, How could she overcome
the lend that New York already had in
the London marketst She sent men to
London to study out the ground; to find
what London wanted. Then ahe set
about to give them the required proJuct.
"Denmark ia a country of poor soil,
which has been tilled and overworked
for a thousand years. Nevertheless, the
Danish population annually aells in the
markets of London $35,000,000 worth
of butter. In 1903 the entire United
States exported only $1,064,000 worth
of butter. In addition to the vast quan
tity of butter mentioned, 'Denmark
ends out one fifth as much pork as we
do, and just as many horses; and cor
tainlv, we should lead the world in the
breeding of horses. In the meantime
the Danish nation has taught the hens
how to work. Pour hundred and fifty
thousand dollars worth of eggs were ex
ported by this country in 1873, and ia
luoj this export had reached a value
of $,092.000. In the last tsn years
Denmark has taken $8,000,000 worth of
corn from Iowa and Nebraska, via Now
i ork, which she has fed to Danish cows
and pigs, and then placed tho latter in
the European markets in successful
competition with similar products from
"I aaid a moment ago that twentv
years ago the competitor of Denmark
was the State of New York. In these
tweuty years the Danish people have
increased their exports from $1,000,000
to $10,000,000. In the same twenty
years farm values in the State of New
S'ork have decreased $200,000,000. In
the last fifteen years Ontario has outbid
New York in the same way in the
cheese market. Twenty years ago New
i ork companies recivsd Canadian
cheese and put the New York stamp on
it to get one cent more in the English
market. Today the New York farmers
are sending their cheese over the Cana
dian boundaries, and paring two cents
per pound in order to sell it at all."
Showing the superiority of European
methods of education in comparison
with Amurican education, Dean Kussell,
"Wnrtemburg is a small German
state, a , little larger than the Inland
Empire of Eastern Washington, and
having a population of about two mil
lion persona. Thirty years ego Wur
teuiburg began to realize that he? pop
ulation was beginning to dwindle; that
something had to be done to maintain
tier integrity as a state. So she set
about building up a system of schools
for all the people; that would help the
boy who wished to be a carpenter, a
dumber, or a 'farmer, in the same de
gree, according to his needs, as they
would assist the youtji who desired to
be a lswyer, sn engineer, or a phy
sician, loday wurtemburg has a uni
versity giving courses of world wide
fame; technical schools, weaving and
manufacturing school i; two hundred and
thirty industrial schools in towns and
villages; schools for metal workers, and
workers in the textile trades; schools of
art, of agriculture, of preparation for
household management; and numerous
farm schools, and high schools through
out the state.
' Wurtembiir'. s s t'ttle
bfrger than the Inland Empire of East
ern Washington, supports all thniH in
stitutions, with an income of ten dollars
per head of population. What would
American citizens think, if in addition
to supporting agricultural college, they
were ssked to support five hundred
technical end industrial schools for
every two mlflnn of population! This
is what is being done in the small ststn
of Wurtemburg, and from the point o
view of American citizene today, it is
almost inconceivable; the contemplation
of which must lead any American citi
zen to infer thct his country has much
to do and foam before it ean .'
fully compete with the old country in
the products of industrial education."
Answers t Queries.
Br L. Athlork, Waj.V.lnrtrn Experiment 8 ta
ll, m, Fullnan.
Ilaverford. Pa "Is it considered
that hog raising is prnctieable In the
northwestern part of the United
States I" ll. W.
"It is probable that there ia no place
in the United States where the prices
for pork produete average at high as
in the Pacific Northwest. A condition
of significance, too, is that tie people
of this region are not sutTjeientlr alive
to the -jeeestity of their meeting the
demand for pork products. Those who
are in the business are making money.
Conditions sre improving, however, for
at the present time we note a growing
tendency among farmers to pay more
attention to this busisses. The Derk
shire breed is preferable, in my
opinion, slthoogh the Duros Jerseys are
making aome .headway. At the experi
ment station we have about concluded
that a cross of these two breedii would
le better that either one br itself."
SEATTLE TO GET
MONEY FOR FAIR
Conference Agrees on Appropriation
of $650,000 for Exhibits.
Uninteresting Exhibits Omitted and
Number on Government Board
duced, Cutting Down the Ex
pensesWashington Delegation Is
Highl)EUted With Compromise.
Washington, May 23. The confer
ence committee on the sundry civil bill
yesterday agreed to give $050,000 to the
Scuttle exposition. Fifty thousand dol
lars will be cut off from the expenses
of the government board, which is re
duced to three members, and uninter
esting features of the government ex
hibit are eliminated. There was no cut
in the appropriation for buildings or
the Alaska, Philippine or Hawaii ex
hibits. The conference report will be
agreed to today. The compromise is
highly satisfactory to the Washington
GOVERNOR SPARKS DEAD,
Nevada Executive Killed by Oveawork
at Extra Session.
Reno, Ncv., May 23. "I don't fear
death. I have done my best. I am
tired and am ready to go. Good-bye.
Surrounded by bis wife, three sons
and a daughter, 'Governor John Sparks,
conscious to the last, sank to death at
8:30 yesterday morning, after uttering
the above words.
The illness which culminated in thl
governor's death was directly due to
overwork and nervous strain attend
ant upon the extra session of Nevada's
legislature late last fall.
Mr. Sparks was born in Mississippi,
August ao, 1843, and came to this state
in 1M08, engaging in stockraising. He
owned large cattle ranches in Nevada
and Texas, as well as a large cotton
plantation in Texas. He was elected
chief executive in 1002 and again in
'luort by large majorities.
Lieutenant-Governor D. S. Dicker
son is now governor of Nevada. He
came to Nevada eight years ago and
went to work in a mine at Cherry Tree.
EXTRA SESSION CALLED.
Philippine Assembly Needs a Month
More to Finish Work.
Manila, May 23. The statutory time
for the adjournment of the Philippine
assembly having arrived with the work
of that IhkIv incomplete, Governor-General
Smith has called a month's extra
session. Piior to the adjournment cf
the regular session, the radicals at
tempted to present a resolution favor
ing immediate independence, but were
headed off by the conservatives under
he leadership of President Usrnena. It
is believed that the attempt to present
the resolution will be renewed during
the extra session.
The Philippine commission has re
jected the assembly bill providing for
the teaching of the various Filipino di
alects in the public schoou, and has
substituted a bill creating an institute
for the studv of these dialects.
Manuel (Juescon, a member of the
assembly, has been apointcd delegate
to the navigation congress, to be held
at St. Petersburg. He will sail tomor
row, accompanied by bis secretary, The
Sues to Recover.Graft.
San Francisco, May 23. Joseph A.
Sullivan, a retired capitalist, who owns
a block of stock in the United Rail
ways Investment Company, today be
gan a suit in equity in the superior
court to recover the $-'()0.ooo Patrick
Calhoun, president of the United Rail
roads, is alleged to have paid, through
Tirey L. Ford, general counsel for that
corporation, to Abe Rnef for the pur
pose of influencing the supervisors to
grant the company a trolley franchise.
Interest on the above-named amount
and cost are also demanded by the
plaintiff. The complaint alleges that
the suit is brought in the interest of all
the stockholders of the corporation.
Conspirator May Hang.
Deer I-odge, Mont., May 23. Will
iam Hays, a convict in the state prison
here, was today found guilty of first
degree murder in killing Guard John A.
Robinson in the course of the sensa
tional prison break in March. George
Rock pleaded guilty two weeks ago and
was sentenced to hang June 15. Hays'
defense proved he bad not laid a hand
or, Rohii. n, but be was found guilty
of c.inpirary. The jury recommended
hanging. Two others are charged and
arc yet to be tried. These arc C B.
Voting and Orcll Stevens.
Eight Perished In Fire.
Chicago. May 23. Although eight
men sre believed to hive perished in
the fi'e that destroyed the Wintcrmayer
box factory yesterd.iy, on!v two bodies
had been recovered at midnight, when
the search was abandoned until tomor
row. . .