LEXINSTOH WHEATFiELD S. A. THOMAS, Publisher LEXINGTON OREGON NEWS OF THE WEEK Id a Condensed Form for Cur Easy Readers. A Resume of the Less Important but Not Less Interesting Events of the Past Week. Witte's cabinet is falling to pieces. Japanese are said to be oppressing Koreans. Johann Hoch,. the modern bluebeard, has been hanged. !" ' Minister Bockhill says he fears no trouble in China at present. Attorneys for the Federation officers have Becured habeas corpus writs at Boise. . , The drydock Dewey has had to put in at Las Falmas, Canary islands, for repairs. Wilson Mizner, the youthful husband of Mrs. Yerkes-Mizner, has agreed to a separation for $ 20,000. The State department has taken up 'with the Bussian government the al leged holding up'of postal orders issued oy tne united states. Congressmanen are receiving many protests against the Hepburn-Dolliver bill now pending. This measure is practically a Federal recognition of pronioition. Philippine officials say the tariff re duction on sugar will not make any difference with the producers of the United States, as the product of the islands will go to China anyway. Taft made three speeches on Wash ington's birthday. The Longworth's received a 'warm welcome in Cuba. Democrats control the senate com mittee on the rave bill.. , One of New Orleans' largest whole sale grocery firms has suffered a fire loss of 1130,000. The German reichstag has extended the most . favored nation 'tariff to the United States for one year. The Canadian government has raised $25,000 worth of flour which will be sent to the famine sufferers of Japan. G. A. R. national ' officers are pre paring' for a biff time when the national encampment meets in Minneapolis .Au- gUBlld. The various foreign legations at Pa kin are beginning to fear an outbreak and the sentries on duty have been doubled. . , John JJ. Rockefeller is said to have been discovered in his own office trans acting business as usual. Some of the nest aetecuves nave been trying to lo cate him. ' ' The New York legislative committee has made its report. The management ot tne Dig insurance companies is e verely criticized. Immediately follow ing the report eight bills were intro duced in the legislature radically changing insurance laws. r ' SEALERS MAY SUE UNCLE SAM. Bill Allowing Courts to Adjust Claims for Compensation. Washington, Feb. 23. A favorable report was made today on Senator Ful ton'B bill which permits owners of sealing vessels seized lor pelagic sealing in Behring sea to go into the Circuit court for the Ninth circuit to recover from the government an amount equal to the loss they sustained through the seizure of their vessels. Years ago, when Behring sea was held to be a closed sea, the United States claimed jurisdiction over the east half and Kussia over the Jemain der, and sealin? was nrohihited. Mam, sealing vessels were captured by the two governments. The Supreme, nnnrf. subsequently held Behring sea to be an open sea and denied the jurisdiction of this government bevond the th rpp ma. rine leagues limit. Following this. British sealers whnsn vessels were taken by American reve nue cutters sued and recover! from the United States, and owners of Amer ican ships taken by Russians recovered from that government. But this o-nv. ernment has never paid the claims of American Bealers whose vessels were illegally seized by the American' gov ernment. It is to nav these claima tnat tne Dill is pressed. In the aggre gate it is not believed the claims will exceed ?l,uou,000. IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS ' 'TWIXT HOPE AND FEAR. Mrs. Julia Ward Howa is seriously in. Susan B. Anthony is stricken with paralysis. Russia is renewing her encroach ments in Mongolia. Garfield denies he promised the beef packers immunity. George W. Guthrie, reform candi date, has been elected mayor of Pitts burg. Turkey has given Germany a naval base in the Mediterranean, though other powers protested. Defective McParland says the Feder ation officials are responsible for 30 murders that he knows of. The . congress on uniform divorce laws asks a Federal law be passed against "tramp" divorces. The Ohio legislature has passed a resolution asking its United States sen ators to vote for the railroad rate bill. Germany is sure to mako some trade treaty with the United States, as the cannot get along without our cotton and copper. General A. W. Greely is now in com mand of the Pacific squadron. The house committee on mines and mining has agreed to recommend for the endowment of certain state schools for a department of mining. A split has occurred in the Bussian cabinet. Chinese viceroys are encouraging anti-foreign movement. The Hungarian parliament wag dis solved by force and will meet in defi ance of the emperor. Morocco Delegates Doubtful of Suc cess of Conference. Algeciras, Feb. 23. Although the Franco-German deadlock remains un broken, the opinion of the delegates to the Moroccan conference fluctuates as to tie results, the view today being rather more hopeful that some solution is possible. This is due largely to the German attitude that an adjustment eventually will be reached. The American delegates also continue con fident, despite the French and British pessimism. Some of the delegates ex press the view that some eonciliatnrv movement will be made directlv frnm Berlin. At the afternoon session thp nnn. ference settled a few minor nointa on the bank question, including the adop iion oi a goiu Dasis. The Italian delegates are dispiir-ainor the possibility of the appointment of a number of 'the conferees as arbitra tors for the settlement of the contro versial points of the French and Ger man projects, should agreement rela tive to the maioritv .of the dtail h attained. Ambassador White Demists in his optimistic view of the ultimate result of . the conference. ' !i x '.' , Frieay. February 23. Washington,' Feb. 23. Preoded by a debnte which indicated no hesitancy, out rather a relish, in taking action against alleged railroad comb nations, the house agreed without opposition today to the Tillman-Gillespie ranln. tiou, directing the Interstate Crininmiva commission to make an inimliat in, quiry and reiiort regarding hIWwI , Biraints of traae on the part of certain railroadB in the handling of ma I an. oil. The resolution was not in the form in which it passed the senate, and will go back to that bodv for its apnnnd action. Proceeding under call of mmmitiiu ... o . . . " Doius were passed to rennirn 7R wnwh of work annually on mining claims and $5 worth of work on roads and trails lor each mining claim in Alaska- allnw. ins foreign shins to clear from Amprinan ports without examination certificates when the countries to which they belong recognize American certificates of in. spettion : to rrevent . forpi an hm it dredges from operating in the United otaies, except the dredgeB now at work in the United States under contract. Washington, Feb, 23. By a vote of 8 to 5 the senate committee on inter state commerr e today agreed to report the'Hepburn railroad rate bilf without amendment, but ; the resolution re served to the members of the rnmmif tee ireeuom oi action concerning amenaments ottered in the senate. By a vote of 5 to 3. EeDublicans ing, Tillman, a Democrat, was given me honor oi reporting the bill. This establishes a precedent, in that a R. publican senate committee has given to a Democrat control of an important measure passed by a Kepublican house ana endorsed bv a Kennnhf-an nrpai, . i aenr. It is the desire of Mr. Tawney that appropriations shall be made available for two years f r the payment of ex penditures properly incurred within that time, and at the end of that period all unexpended balances shall' be trans ferred to the Burplus fund, thus avoid ing making the appropriations perma nent. The report of Mr. Sluiw shows that there were about 250 permanent appro priations in 1904 and 1905. In 1004 they Aggregated $02, 000,000 and in 1905 $40,000,000. He states that he favors the Tawney bill in the main, but suggests a few additional amend ments. . , Washington. Feb. 21. A ftnr IK years of more or less serious considera tion ot the subjects, the senate today paseea tne iievburn unre fond h 1 the decisive vote of 03 ta 4. The vote was taken after a dav dpvntpd almnaf exclusively to desultory dbate on the bill. Several efforts were made to amend the bill, and the committer ni- ctpted a number of suggestions, but only those thus accented we incnr porated in the bill as passed. RUSSIA WILL BRAND COWARDS. Officers Who Surrendered Without Cause To Be Disgraced. St. Petersburg, Feb. 23. Unprece dented regulations to purge the army of officers accused of cowardice and sur rendering during the war for no reason able cause were announced today by the military organ, the Euseky Invalid. Captive officers returning from Japan will, unless they were wounded when captured, be tried before courts of honor, and unless reinstated by the unanimous decision of their fnl inn- officers, will be dismissed in disgrace. "ContaBions," a frequent excuse for surrender, will not be accepted. The higher officers who werfi rpsnnn. sible for the surrender of their organ izations must secure a vindication from a court of honor and the minister of war. Such Cases will he snhmit.tpd tn the emperor individually. The troops which composed the onr rison at Port Arthur are Mnmnt (mm these provisionp, the responsibility for tne surrender of that fortress falling upon uenerai stoessel- Men Won't Let Women Talk. Washington, Feb. 23. Discord in r.l.P congress for uniform divorce laws be came so great this afternoon that Miss annie L,eake Uummings, the sole rep resentative Of Washington atata uUh. drew and left for her home. Her reas on was "the men won't let the women talk." Of these offenders, she said, ministers were the worst. It was earl ier in the day. while she speech on the "Real Canspa nf n;vn es," that C. Larue Muuson, of Phila delphia, asked her to cease, because he considered her remarks "nauseating." Condemns Export Tax on Coal. London, Feb. 23. The British r. port tax on coal apparently is slated for re.uuvai in me lorthcomlng budget of Chancellor of the Exchequer Aequith. Mr. u uvJUb(lUUU today that, while he declined to make any declaration in regard to the taxa tion until he presented thn hnd.,ot i, considers the coal tax vicious and un necessarily injurious to an important industry He said that the members of the deputation would find him anx ious to remove it. Thursday, February 22. Washington. Feb. 22. K nox's miiph discussed and long expected railroad bill was introduced in the senate tndmr and because of the exceptional interest on the subject was accorded the unus ual privilege of a reading for the in. formation of the senators on the dav nf introduction. At the reauest of Hale, ohai rmnn nf the committee on naval affairs, lh hill providing for the punishment of hazing at me naval academy at Annapolis waB taken up and discussed at length. Dick advocated extreme measures, saying mat nctmng less would accomplish the desired result. He said! that he had investigated the hazing-practice, and was prepared to pronounce it "an edu cator in hrntalitv " Ho nnn-U.-.J it ; . -V VU1JOIUQ1CU It a crime out of harmony with the office held by the midshipmen. The bill was passed. - Washington. Feb. 22. The. hftiirin in day refused to adjourn in celebration of Washington's birthday, and Ha members participated in a general fipld aay oi debate on the army appropria tion Din. The speeches took a wide range. v. Ship subsidy was diEcusspd for an hour by Gilbert, who took the that ships could be built as cheaply in this country as abroad. He asserted that the United States possessed the hnest merchant marine fleet of any nation. Tomorrow the joint resolution direct ing the Interstate Commerce enmmia sion to investigate the railroad, soft and an!hracite coal and oil trusts will be considered and moat likely adnntpd A bill was passed reserving from dis posal by the government Battle Moan- tain, h. U. I he mountain is made a part of the Battle Mountain Sanitarium reserve. The mountain takes its name from being the ancient battleground between the Crow and the Sioux In diana. The conference report upon the ur gent deficiency bill was agreed to. A ioint resolution was airppd tn al lowing Alaska teachers and employes or tne bureau oi education to assign their salaries. Tuesday, February 20. Washington. Feb. 20 Tim listened three or four hours today to a discussion of the dptaila nf t.h nnra - . - r.v ioou Din. a number of minor amend ments were suggested, but under the agreement to vote on all amendments tomorrow none of them could be acted on today. Raynor presented by request a reply from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad comnanv to the c crimination against it by the Bed Bock ruei company, oi West Virginia, deny- ing unfair treatm flnK Tha carta fa a A. journed a few minutes after 4 o'clock out of respect to the memory of the iie nepreentative Uastor, of Pennsyl vania. Gallinger presented four from residents of Oklahoma praying for prohibition in the Drotmapil att nf Oklahoma. The most voluminous con- tained the names of 8.000 voters and Gallinger said that it was 204 feet long. One of the others contained the names of 6,000 women, and another those of 6,000 children. The fourth was signed by Indians only. ihe pure food bill was then taken up. A long discussion of ampndmpnta offerad by various Eenaiors ensued and was participated ia by Lodge, Piles, nemeuway, ijallinter, Spooner, Hey burn, McCumber and others. Hp way and Piles appearing for . the first time in debate in the senate. . - , Washington. Feb. 20. The house nf representatives tndav tnnlt an immuiiim adjournment out , of respect to the memory of Benresentative ( Castor, of Pennsylvania, after the pas sage oi appropriate resolutions and the appointment of a funeral committee. Representative Castor died yesterdiay in Philadelphia. 1 .... ( Monday, February 19. Washington. Fl'h. IB. Thrnn hilla were pasjed under suspension of 'the mlea-requiring a two-thirds vote an me nouse today. The first makes gambling unlawful in the territories of the United Rtats. including Arizona, New Mexico, Okla homa. Indian Territory and Alaska The bill is directed particularly acainat. ( , . 0 Arizona and New Mexico, where it was stated gambling was licensed. The second Drov:deS additional wnrlr tor the Census bureau by requiring eta tistics to be taken on insurance, fish eries, electrical industries, savings banks and crimes. The third appropriates S50.000 fnr tne purchase ot 300 acres of eoal land on the island of Eatan. nnn of t,h Philippine archipelago. On the last named bill a debate of two hours was had. The others were dehated 40 minutes each. Wednesday, February 21. Washington, Feb. 21. Secretary Shaw submitted a report to the house toduy concerning permanent appropria tions made from the general treasury, in compliance with a resolution of Rep resentative Tawney of Minnesota, chairman of the house committee on appropriations, who has been leading the fight against permanent appropria tion and has, a bill pending which pro vides for abolishing such annronriatinns except for sinking fund, international payments and a few other fixed obliga tions. GERMANY REBUFFS FRANCE. Proposes Terms With Regard to Mo rocco Which Ignore Her Claims. Algeciras, Feb. 21. France's and Germany's projects for the creation of a state bank in Morocco were submitted to the conference today. Germany's proposal created even a worse impres sion among the French andBritisli del egates than did last night's rejection of the French project relative to police. Both the French und British delegates consider that the Gorman proposition shows an absolute disregard of France's position aa the largest and privileged, creditor of Morocco, and that h raru-A should be given every power-controlling capacity oi the administrative body without reference tn claims relative to existing loans. Other ponits witli regard to control of the finances of Morocco also arotiBed objections. Count von Tattenhach, the junior German delegate, has repeatedly expressed the view that the settlement of the bank question was merely delay ed by the necessity of first dealing with the police, and this has led the French and British delegates to the belief that Germany was willing to effect a com promise on the financial controversy in return for French moderation regarding police. They consider that H rani-p's consent to entertain Germany's demand in ine ponce amply proves her deBire for the BUCCeBS of the emifori.m-o and therefore the uncompromising nature of the German proposal is very disap pointing to them. Many of the delegates of the other powers also take a nessimistin vinw nf the situation; but Henry White, the head of the American rleW.it inn ia still inclined to believe that there is a possibility of an eventual agreement. PREPARE FOR TRIAL. Washington. Feb. 19. Discussion of the pure food bill occupied nracticallv all of the. day in the senate. , The speakers were Heyburn, who has charge of the bill : Foraker. who presented a number of amendments desired by liouor interests: Monev. in favnr nf hia sustitute; and McCumber. An order was made to devote time tomorrow to considering amendments under the ten minute rule, and becin vnt.ino at fi a ' w e www o'clock Wednesday. The president transmitted to congress a special message agreeing with the minority report ot the consulting en. gineers on the Panama canal in favor ot a lock canal. Alleged Instigators of Steunenberg Outrage to Have Hearing. Boise. Idaho. Feb. 21. For th first time in the history of the troubles of tne western federation of Miners, its officers will be brought ! nfn pnnrt. and placed on trial for one of the mthjr dastardly crimes charged against that association, This morning President Moyer, Secretary Heywood and George A. Petti bone, and perhaps Steve Ad ams, who was arrested at Haines, will be taken to Caldwell. Attomev E. T. Richardson, of Denver, who arrived at Boise'' yesterday, will apppar for the prisoners. The prisoners wilt be taken . before Judge Frank J. Smith, and a time wil be set for the preliminary nearing.- . " : The plans for .taking the prisoners' Into court were made by J. II . Ilawley, who has been especially employed by -l it., t.- .1..' .r. i .. . ...v j. .mi iat.tun ciuu nil liiucty n. K s U .4 .... t 1 .. t '. . . n-iiv unyo uutw uuu are 10 oe , arrested. . While at , Caldwell Attorney Ilawley had an ;ordcr for a special grand jury issued, and Saturday the -grand jury ' which wili'hear the evidence against ins prisoners will be organized. , ('In spite, (of the repeated denials of -the Orchard confession, from .Defective- ' McParland aiid others in authority, it is almost a certainty thai such a con- ; fession is in the - hands of the Idaho '; tfficials. ! Governor Gooding etated last night over the long distance telephone-, from Nam pa, where he had gone to at tend a banquet, that as Boon as all of the men wanted aru. arrested, he will have Attorney Hawley prepare a state ment covering the entire case. Thi. statement, it is believed, will ha nf a most sensational character, and will expose the workings of the "inner cir cle" which has flourished for 18 years. Will Report Bill. Washington. Feb. '20. The Philin. pine tariff hill, which has been held un in the sneate committee ever since it passed the house, is soon to he reported. The Democrats of the committee, who were supposed to be solidly arrayed against tha hill, held a conferpnee tmlav ' " - " T J and two out of the five declared their intention tn vnt.e to renort the hill Carmack of Tennessee and McCreary of Kentucky. Three Republicans.Jiow ever Hale of Minnesota, Burrows of Michigan and Brandegee of Connecticut are opposed to the bill. No Religious Test. Washington, Feb. 20. In presenting petitions against Senator Reed Smoot, signed by thousands of women of Cali fornia and Colorado, Perkins and Pat terson took occasion today to define their position on the . protests against the Utah senator. The former said that religious views should not be con sidered in passing upon the qualifica tions of a senator, and that his honesty and attributes that command confidence and respect should be above all else. Patterson thought there were great con stitutional questions to be considered. Railroad Threat-Effective. Washington. Feb. Si. Tha bill permitting shipment of livestock lor periods not exceeding 36 consecutive hours is to be amended BO aa to elimin ate that provision requiring railroads- to maintain an average speed of 16 hours on stock trains. The railroads had raised considerable onnoaitinn tn this feature of the bill and threatened to defeat it. Rather than run this risk, the stockmen have urged that this nrn. vision be stricken out and Thursday, when be calls the bill up for consider ation, Mr. Heybun will offer an amend ment to this effect. All Quiet at Pekin. Pekin. Feb. 21. Foreigners receiving telegrams from relativna in. dicating that there is a feeling of alarm abroad over the possibility .of an out break of Chinese hostility. No disquiet whatever is felt at Pekin. All eigu ministers acree that th C,h noon here, both officials and people, were never more friendly towards foreigners, personally, although following an inde pendent line politically. There is no anti-foreign movement in North China likely to lead to hostilities. The trou bles elsewhere are not felt here. Makes Two-Cent Rate Minimum. Chicago, Feb. 21. All forms if transportation except the regular 2-cent rate provided by Taw will be cut off by the ruilroads in Ohio. Th sntinn pnn. templated will deprive Ohioaus of all reduced transportation for conventions, of the 1000 mile books of charitv hnai. ness, and of all round trip rates and clergymen's rates.