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S. A. THOMAS, Publisher
NEWS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for Our
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Alexander, of Equitable fame, is ser
A Moroccan gunboat has , fired on a
It is now said that John D. fiocke
feller is in Europe.
There is a movement for congress to
demand reform in the Congo state.
Pat Crowe has been acauitted of kid
naping and will now be tried for car
John A. McCall is slightly improved,
but his physicians eay he cannot stand
many sinking spells.
Exports of American agricultural ma
chinery to Russia this spring will
amount to fully $25,00,000.
The governor of West Virginia may
call a special session of the legislature
to consider the railroad rate problem.
The senate committee on territories
has agreed on a bill prohibiting gamb
ling in all territories, including Alaska.
The Iowa house has passed a bill
prohibiting the discharge of revolvers,
firecrackers and other explosives on
The, Philadnlnhia & RpftHinc final
company expects by April 1 to have
enough coal on hand to last until next
There are rumors of mediation in the
Great Britain may eetalish a national
system of old age pensions.
The Strandard Oil company is soon
to be prosecuted under the trust law.
The Austrian government will crush
Hungarian liberty and a rebellion is
sure to follow.
HEYBURN'S DRASTIC BILLS.
Would Stop Creating Reserves and
Order General Survey.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 16. Sena
tor Heybnrn is going after the presi
dent's forest reserve policy again. To
day he introduced a bill far more dras
tic than anything he has heretofore at
tempted. It prohibits further with
diawals of public land for forest reserve
purposes in Idaho, and stipulates that
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wnere iana nas neretoiore oeen witn
drawo, and has not been created into
forest reserves, it shall immediately be
restored to the public domain. It also
provides that no reserve or withdrawal
made for forestry purposes in Idaho
shall include sections 16 or 36, title to
which was in the United States at the
date of the admission of Idaho into the
Union. It further stimilatng that nn
forest reserves shall be created iu Iduho
to include land heretofore classified as
The effect of this bill, if enacted,
would be absolutely to put a stop to
forest reserve extension in Idaho,- but,
like Mr. Heyburn's other forestry
bills, it will not pass.
Mr. Hevburn also introduced a bill
appropriating 100.000 for the survey
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oi an uuHurveyeu puDiic lanu in mano.
Mr. Hevburn savs Idaho's development
is being retarded by reason of the fact
tnat oniy one-tmra ot tne state nas
been surveyed. Furthermore, the lack
of surveys makes it impossible for the
state to perfect many ot its selections
made under various special grants
IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS
The United States government has
refused cpncessions to Germany to get
The Virginia legislature is consider
ing a 2-cent a mile bill, the house hav
ing already pass it.
The government investigation of the
Valencia disaster tends to snow cow
ardice on the part of the "rescuing
Every large colliery in the anthracite
district is accumulating a large reserve
ot coal in anticipation ot a strike on
Should serious troule occur in China
the government is almost sure to call
for volunteers and the nationl guard of
Oregon, Washington and California
will likely have the first show. Pres
ent plans of the government contem
plate placing 38,000 troops in the
Philippines, and as our standing armv
is only a trifle over 60,000, including
artillery, volunteers almost have to be
A snow storm has again blocked rail
road traffac in the East.
Ambassador White is ready to solve
me Moroccan question.
The government is investigating the
wrecK ot tne steamer Valencia.
China is sending trooDs into Man
churia to replace the Japanese being
Attorney General Hadley, of Mis
souri, has a clear case against the
John A. McCall, ex-president of the
New York Life Insurance company, is
near death's door.
Heinze, the Montana copper king,
has transferred his mines to the Amal
gamated Copper company.
, Chicago police have beon ordered to
see that no boy or girl under 18 years
of age goes to a public dance unattend
ed by parents.
Government riprap work costing
$500,000 is threaetned with destruction
by the action of the Missouri river near
Rulti, Nebraska, which shows a dispo
sition to change its channel.
Marie Ware MeKinley says she can
reach her husband at any time.
Senator LaFollette, of Wisconsin,
has blocked a scheme to sell the coal
lands of the Choctaw and Chickasaw
Indians for $2,000,000, when they are
really worth $5,000,000, and under the
terms at which the land is now leased
it will bring the Indians $105,000,000.
Morocco conferees Btill hope for a
Bryan has regisned as trustee of a
college which asked money from Carnegie.
CHINESE ATTACK MISSION.
Viceroys Now Take Lead in Enmity to
London, Feb. 16. The correspondent
at Shanghai of the Standard telegraphs
News has reached here of another at
tack on a foreign mission at Ngankin
province of Nganhwei. on the left bank
of the Yangtse Kiang river. No loss of
life is reported.
Yesterday an attempt was'made here
by a trusted Chinese servant to murder
tne secretary of the rench municipal
council while he was asleep. The at
tempt was frustrated and the assailant
Many of the great provincial viceroys
are displaying a marked anti-foreign
attitude, which they would hardly dare
so openly to assume unleis they
thought that Pekin approved their con
duct. In the foreign settlements nf
treaty ports efforts are being made
quietly to recover privileges granted to
In some quarters Japan is believed
io view tne possiDinty ot armed inter
vention Deing necessary with eqnanim
ity, since it would provide her with no.
casion to obtain from China what ehe
failed to exact from Russia.
In Shanghai two additional mm
panies of volunteers are being rained
It is reported that the Municipal coun
cil favors strengthening the Sikh police
force by 500 men. Unfortunately, it is
at this luncture that it has been decid
ed to reduce the British China squad
Thursday, February 15.
Washington. !. 15. Thn nnnt
today passed to the consideration of the
joint statehood bill and for an hour
and a half listened to a snttpeh )v Dir b
in support of the bill as reported from
me committee on territories.
He b;ll prohibiting the unftuthnrizn.l
Wearing of the inni.niA nf thn . . V
and other soldier organizations waB
Bills Were nannnrl nst.nhlinhi
houses and fog signals on Cape Hindi-
uiurooK island, William sound and
Cape Spencer, Cross sound, in Alaska.
Washington. 'Pwh. IS 'YTn-i-w-
hour" prevailed in thn hnnnn tn,U
until after 5 o'clock. The net refill H
was the Passac-p, nf a hill tn
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f ou.uuu a year the Federal minrnnr a.
tion to each state and territory fnr thn
support of agricultural experiment
etations and a bill repealing the present
law granting American re intnr tn Inr.
eign ships wrecked and repaired on the
American coast in the discretion of the
secretary cf the department of Com
merce and Labor, and rpnnirinw a an
cial act of congress to grant such regis
The feature of the dav was thn at.
tempt of Payne, chairman of the ways
and means committee, to get his bill
for the consolidation of
tion districts. A fur inn n nnnnolt i An
developed and by a roll call a large ma
jority voted against considering the
oui. Again, when the exnerimnnt. ata.
tion Din came up, the debate reverted
into the Payne bill, and it wan with
difficulty that it could he hrnnirht. tn
An indirect compliment wnq nni.l tn
Longworth bv a vote to adi nurn t nil an
until Monday, although nothing will
appear in the record of us purpose.
the house committee, and ithe senate
lenders, that the only possible way of
getting an appropriation this session
tor the nioutti of the Columbia is by an
amendment to the siindrv civil hill
There is absolutely no hope of passing
special Dill, nor la there any hope of
putting through an emergency river and
harbor bill to provide for a limited
iiumner of deserving projects, as was at
one time contemplated.
Wednesday, February 14.
Wednesday. Feb. 14 At a fnw
minutes after 6 o'clock todftv the annatn
cast its final ballot on the subsidy shin.
ping bill, which was passed by a vote
oi ao to . . All the votes for the bill
were by Republican senators, and five
Republican senators voted with the
uemorcats in opposition. They were
BurKett. JJolllVer. La Follett.fi. Rnnnnnr
and Warner. The vote on the bill was
preceded by action on a number of
amendments, and this by an entire day
of debate. Manv important amend
ments were accented, but only in one
uaoo was a mouincaiion agreed to that
was not in accordance with the winhes
of the managers of the bill. The excep
tion was on an amendment offered by
spoon er eliminating the provision giv
ing half pay to members of the naval
reserve who have served less than six
When the shinning bill wan din
posed of the statehood bill was made
tne unfinished business.
HE. BLAMES THE GRAFTERS.
Rojestvensky Says Bad Shipbuilding
Caused His Defeat.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 16. "Pern
i am guilty to some extent tor our de
feat, and perhaps mv subordinates did
not do all they might have done, but
at all events we who have fought the
battles were not thieves," said Admiral
Kojestveneky. who addressed the Im
perial Technical society yesterday even
ing upon the causes of the defeat of the
Russians at the battle of the Sea nf
The admiral made no specification!)
regarding rascality in the constructinn
or equipment of the ships, but he com
mented at length upon the destructive
force of the heavy Japanese shells,
which, when they only exploded in the
water near the Russian vessels, cracked
their plates and opened great leaks,
while those which hit thn R.nnninn
ships Bquarely were as destructive as
A young lieutenant during the din.
cusnion attempted to lay the blame on
suDmanne Doats, but, the admiral de
nied that submarine boats or mines
were used during the engagement
Must Pay Wages, for Shut-Down
Warsaw. Russian Poland. Ph. 1R
considerable comment has beea caused
by the judgment of the communal court
at Widzewo. near Lodz, orderinc t.hp
Coates Thread factory to pay the wages
oi buu employes during the ten weeks
the factory was closed. Tim wnrki
shut down November 30 and a shortage
oi coai was given as the reason for do
ing so. The court in rendering judg
ment said it was not lack of coal, but
tne nign price of coal which induced
the closing, and found that this was
not a good reason.
Washington. Feb. 14. Aftnr snenrl
ing almost the entire day in debate on
the fortification bill, that measure was
passed by the house today
Tuesday, February 13
Washington. Feb. 13. The fortifira
tions appropriation hill held the atten
tion of the house today, and was the
text for much heated argument, first.
over the lax method cf expenditure of
public money and second over the lo
cation of the proposed ln. 000.000
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naval station for the Philippines
' Washington. Feb. 13. Senator El
kins today introduced his bill for rail
way rate regulation. The measure nrn
vides that whenever any rate, fare or
charge established by any common car
ner snail ne r.nnmr, and nnreannnah n
the Interstate Onmmerce rnmmiufiinn
shall have power, after complaint and
hearing, to make an order requiring
eucu rate to De moaineu, bo iar as Bnau
be necessary in nrrler to remove thn un
reasonableness and unlawfulness. The
order shall take effect on and after a
date to be specified not less than 30
days after service noon the carrier, and
shall continue in effect for one year un
less restrained or set aside by lawful
order nr dppran nf pnnrt...ir nnlpss rn.
yoked or modified by a supplementary
order of the coramipsion, which may be
made nnnn Annluiatinn nr flfrpr nntirft
to the carrier defendant in the proceed'
Senator Fnltnn today offered an
amendment, tn thn onndrv pi vil hill an
propriating $400,000 for protecting and
preserving work done on the ietty at
ina mnutn nt t.ha im inmnia river. Mr.
Fulton has concluded, after repeated
conferences with Chairman Burtcn, of
Monday, February 12.
Washington, Feb. 12. The senate
today adopted a joint resolution re
potted by Tillman from t.h Buna to
committee on interstate commerce,
which directs the Intemt.ArA PnmmaFim
commission to investigate the charge of
uiuuriminaiion and combination in re
straint of trade made against the rail-
roaus. it was a joint resolution, and
must be passed hv the, linn o..,t
signed ny the president before it be
comes effective. The adoption of the
resolution waB preceded by a speech by
llliman. in Which ha r,ronti,all
charged that the admi nistratinn war
not proceeding in good faith to secure
rauroao legislation, because he was not
satisfied with the president.'
Among these he mentioned Secretary
nuui ana senator Knox.
Lodge also SPoke at Innoth nn iha
rauroao question. He de verpH a
carefully prepared Bpeech, in which
he took a position for governmental
regulation oi rates, but advised the ut
most caution against too radical action
He expressed the opinion thAr, thn
ing of rebates was nrAntipallv th nni
evil existing in connection with the
rauroao systems of the country.
Washington, Feb. 12. The house
tooay nad sport with the bill providing
ior tne wnipping-post for wifeheaters
in the District of flnl
aid u on the tabe, effectively dispos-
ig oi it, Dy a vote oi lo3 to 60.
A new gavel was rleriWtaii tn tda
memory of Lincoln, by Speaker Cannon
in opening the house, and the birth
day ot the martyred president, m r.
membered in the prayer of the chap-
Pacific Coast Protests.
Washington. Feb. 16 Snrinnq nn.
position from Pacific coast interpot.a hnn
developed to the Cushman bill provid
ing for new fiahing legulations for
Alahka. The house committee on ter
ritories is now considering the hill Ami
today six Pacific coast senators and a
number of representatives appeand be
fore it and asked that the hearing hn
kept open until parties interested can
reacn here from the coast to be heard
in opposition to it.
The principal point of ohiertinn ia
that the bill gives to the department of
commerce and Labor power to make
suitable regulations. It in rlnimorl
the department would be absolute in
this matter, and that any changes in
the existing regulations wonlrl wnrk
hardship, if not ruin, to the salmon
Why No Statue of Lafayette?
Washington. Feb. 16. The at.tpnt.inn
o' Secietary Root has been called to the
delay in completing the bronze Btntne,
of General Lafayette at Paris, for
whicn a large sum of money was raised
in this country, to take the place nf the
piaster cast placed on the pedestal dur
ing the exposition of 1900. It in nn.
cerstood that Mr. Root has started an
investigation. The Daughters of the
American devolution are interesting
themselves in the matter.
CHINA IN FERMENT.
Hatred Spreads to All Foreigners, In
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 14. According
to advices by the steamer Pleiades,
which arrived today, Chinese newspa
pers are daily devoting more and more
space to foreigners, and strong anti-foreign
feeling was being shown. Japan
ese correspondents in Pekin, in noting
this, stated that the anti-Japanese fuel
ing is also growing in China, and con
siderable feeling is displayed by promi
nent ollicials because of the continued
influx of Japanese into Manchuria,
Mongolia, Bhinkiang and Klangsi with
in the last few months.
Cantonese literati rpflftnt.lv unread
a manifesto that the real menace of
China's integrity came from .Turn, n ant
this, augmented by the reports of the
recalcitrant students who have returned
to Shanghai from Tokio. as wnll ah th
sentiments of politicians who detect in
japan b action in Uorea the germs of
an extensive Bggressive policy, has
fanned the anti-Japanese sentiment.
Everywhere the feel ing nf flirornnaivn.
ness against the foreigner is being
fostered, the bovcott heinir hut. An inpi.
dent, and Russian activity was borne
passively netore feeling of Chinese na
tional Spirit Came into heinir. flhinn
ia now demanding indemnities from
Kussia ior riots which involve Chinese
losses conseouent on the war and itn
effects. Meanwhile Japanese correa-
pondents at Pekin accuse Russians of
having secretlv furnished arm tn Mn-'
hammedanB at Sinkiang and in Mnn.
golia, with a view of Inciting rebellion.
ASKS NATION TO AID.
Northwest Graduates at Annapolis.
Washington. Feb. 14. Raleiirh F.
Hughes, Portland; Frederick N. Per
kins, Salem; Carroll G. Graves, Spo
kane; Randolph P. Scudder, North
Yakima: Robert L. Ghormlev. Mns.
cow, and Vestal P. Coffin, Boise, grad
uated from the Annapolis Naval acad
Last Hearing on Yakima Land.
Washington. Feb. 14 Land f!nm.
missioner Roes today had a final hear
ing on his fight for the lapproval of the
state Carey act selection of 55,000 acres
in the Yakima valley. The ease wiU
probably be decided in a few days.
Lighthouse for Reurrection Bay.
Washington. Feb. 14. Senator Pilen
today introduced a bill authorizi no thn
construction of a lighthouse at thn n.
trance of Resurrection bay, Alaska, to
Roosevelt Recommends Contributions
for Famished Japanese.
Washington. Feb. 14.
Roosevelt, in an appeal today, tnnlr
official cognizance of the famine, which
nas grown to serious proportions in
Northern papan. The appeal follows:
"The famine situaitnn in Nnrtham
Japan is proving much more Berious
Al i r m .
man at nrst supposed, and thoueanda
Of persons are UPOn the varire nf ntarvo-
tion. It is a calamity such as may oc
camonally befalljany country. Nations,
like men. should stand ever rpAriu tn.
aid each other in distress, and I appeal
to the American people to help from
their abundance the Buffering men of
the great and friendly nation of Japan.
"I recommend that coiitrihnti.ma fi-
th is purpose be sent to the American
National Red Cross, which will fnrnjar1
such funds to the Japanese Red Cross,
to do used as the Japanese government
may direct. Contribntionn ran hn ma.ta
to the local Red CrO"H trwannmra nr
sent direct to Hon. Charles Hallam
Keep. Red Cross
States Treasury department,. Wnahi,.c
ton, D. C."
DELEGATES STILL HOPEFUL.
Admit Deadlock on Questions of Po
, lice and Finance.
Algeciras, Feb. 14. The reports
current in European capitals that a
crisis has been reached at Algeciras are
not warranted by the actual conditions
here. The negotiations upon the po
lice and finance questions are proceed
ing uninterruptedly, but have reached
a bedrock point on which neither the
French nor the German deleiratpa ahor
any disposition to yield. This firmness
on ootn BMes has caused Borne appre
hension of an eventual rlnar)1.ir h..-
the delegates, so long as the negotia
tions continue, will not admit, that
crisis has been reached.
BIG ORDER FOR CARTRIDGES.
Government Getting Ready to Supply
i roops tor China.
PhiladelnhiA. T?nh M 1.
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4.000,000 ball cartridges has been re
ceived from the Ordnance department
at the Frankfort arsenal hprn Thm
are to be of 30 caliber and of the Krag
Jorgensen type. Although no informa
tion could be obtained at th Arannal
as to the reason for the order, they are
intended for troops in the Philippines.
These troops, it is understood, use the
Krag-Jorgensen rifle exclnsivnlv and u
is intimated that the' increased order
is in anticipation of possible trouble in
First Year Men Must StunV
Cambridge. Mass.. Feh. 1 Th
Harvard athletic committee voted to
night to concur with Yale and Prince
ton in an agreement nxnlndira
year men and graduate students of all
departments Irom university athletics.
Spanish Trade Growing.
Washinirt.nn Vuh. 1.1. Trade of the
United Statea with Rnain and Portugal
amounted in the fiecal year 1905 to
over $54,000,000, according to a report
issued by the department of Commerce
and Labor. Of this. $15,000,000 was
imnortn Ami tin flftfl flflf) exnnrts. Of
the imports, $6,500,000 was from Port
npal ami is finn nfl;l frnm Snain. Of
the exports, $2,000,000 went to Portu
gal and $17,000,000 to Spain. Imports
from Portugal have greatly increased
during the last few years, while the
exports to that country have declined.
Railroads on the Islands.
Washington, Feb. 14. v The bid of
Solomon & Co., Cornelius Vanderbilt,
J. G. White & Co., all of New , York;
Thomas F. Swift, Detroit, with whom
is associated the International Banking
corporation; H. B. Wilson and Heidel-
oacti, ickolheimer & Co., has been ac
cepted by the Philippine government
for the concessionary contracts or
grants for the construction, mainte
nance and operation of railroads in the
islands of Negros. Panav and f!phn
Their bid provides for full government
guaiantee authorized by congress.
Beef Trust Trial Dragging.
Chicago, Feb. 14. ButEtwn' wit.nnaaca
were on the Btand today in the packers'
trial, Dotn oi them empolyes of Swift &
Co. Thnir testimony was simnlv a re
hash of what others have told relative
to the matter for which the agents of
the government aBked for at the offices
of the packers and of how they received
it. When the court met pursuant to ,
the noon adjorunment, Judge Humph
rey a eked the attorneys if t.hr
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not agree to hold longer sessions, sav-
nig iiiat tne tnai was dragging and that
he desired to expedite it.
Cement for Irrigation Work.
Washington. Feb. 14 The RAPrnta--.
of the interior has called for proposals
for furnishing 8,000 to 10,000 barrels
of Portland cement for' use in connec
tion with the Klamath irrigation pro
ject. Bids Will be opened at r
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