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S. A. THOMAS, Publbher
NEWS Onp WEEK
Id a Condensed Form for Oar
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
The Chinese boycott is believed to be
Storer is still recognized as ambas
sador at Vienna.
Troops have been called out to sup
press riots at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Iowa legislature has passed a
bill which will not allow any Btate offi
cer to use a railroad pass.
The miners convention has decided
to accept the advance wherever granted
by the Jcoal operators and work will
continue in those mines.
Representative Lacey, of Iowa, wants
all agricultural lands now embraced in
forest reserves thrown open to entry
under the homestead laws.
Thirteen miners who were' entombed
in the French coal mine have just been
found alive. They were in the mine 20
days and lived on horse feed.
Another $25,000 has been sent to
Japanese famine sufferers through the
National Eed Cross. This makes $125,
000 sent through this source.
Announcement is made at Cleveland,
Ohio, of an advance of from to 1
centB per gallon by the Standard Oil in
the price of gasoline and naphtha
Governor Pattison, of Ohio, is grow
JuBtice Harlan, of the United States
Supreme court, may resign.
The Chicago beef trust trial has been
set for the second Monday in Decem
ber. TLe Ohio legislature has provided for
a commission to revise the insurance
laws of the state.
The president 'ears congress will
take no action on the Panama canal at
the present session.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, is in the hands
of a mob. A street car strike is the
cause of the trouble.
President Roosevelt has again sent
Bristol's name to the senate for con
firmation as district attorney for Ore
gon. The Mississippi river is rapidly ris
ing and the danger line has been
reached at several points near St.
Great Britain has asked China for
5,000 taels for the recent Nanchang
murder and the opening of the port
of Wucheng Chi.
The Iowa legislature has passed a
resolution providing for an insurance
investigation similar to that bad in
New York last fall.
The fire in the big natural gas well
near Caney, Kansas, has again been
extinguished by means of a hugs iron
cap dropped over the opening.
The Iowa legislature has killed the
direct primary bill.
Revolutionists of China are planning
to depose the dowager empress.
Germany is planning a navy equal to
that of both France and England.
Charles S. Francis has been appoint
ed United States ambassador to Aus
tria. A wealthy New York merchant has
left $065,000 to the colored school at
American delegates have solved the
problem of the Moroccan conference
and an agreement is assured.
Steamship companies expect a weekly
average of 2,000 Russian emigrants to
the United States during this summer
Fire at Johnstown, Pa., destroyed
nearly $1,000,000 worth of property.
One fireman waa killed and several
Attorney General Hadley, of Mis
souri, has completed the taking of evi
dence in New York regarding Standard
Oil operations in his state.
The first of 18 bridge agents and cor
porations to be tried at Sundusky,
OhiOj on a charge of conspiracy in re
straint of trade has been found guilty.
Attorney General Moody believes a
new man should be selected as district
attorney for Oregon, but United States
Attorney Ileney sayi Bristol is all
The Moroccan conference is rapidly
approaching an agreement.
New York Republicans will ask
Charles E. Hughes to run for gover
nor. The senate committee on public lands
has had a new timber law ..referred to
them. " '
HALF MILLION TO STRIKE.
Coal Miners of Whole Nation About
to Suspend Work.
Indianapolis, March 30. The joint
meetings of the bituminous coal opera
tors and miners of the central competi
tive .district, composed of , Western
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illi
nois, and of the Southwestern district,
composed of Missouri, Kansas, Texas,
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory, last night reached a final disa
greement on the wage scale to go into
effect at the expiration of the present
scale on April 1, and the conference of
the central district adjourned sine die,
while the joint scale committee of the
Southwestern district decided to report
a disagreement to the joint conference
of that district today. It is expected
that this conference will at once ad
journ sine die without an agreement.
The action of the two conferences
will directly cause the suspension of
work after Saturday by 178,000 miners
unless something unforeseen, like sub
mission of the differences to arbitra
tion, should intervene, and indirectly
will affect 206,600 more miners, not
including its effect on 150,000 miners
in the anthracite field, who were last
night ordered to suspend work Monday.
A national convention of the miners
will be held today to decide whether
miners will be allowed to sign the ad
vance scale demanded and today re
fused by all operators with a few excep
tions, and to go to work where the ad
vance is offered. Operators employing
25,000 miners in the central competi
tive field have openly offered to pay the
advance during the joint confertnce
The wage scales of all miners, both
anthracite and bituminous, will expire
Saturday, except those in Tennessee
and Alabama, where the scale will ex
pire in September. One national offi
cial of the United Mineworkers said:
"It is a foregone conclusion that all
the miners whose scales expire Satur
day will cease work until officially no
tified by the national and district offi
cers that new contract arrangements
have been made governing their scale."
PROGRAM FOR CONGRESS.
Pan American Committee Prepares
Subjects for Action.
Washington, March 30. A program
of subjects to be considered at the Fan-
American congress to be held in Rio
Janiero, Brazil, beginning July 21, was
agreed on today by the committee of the
congress having that matter in charge,
of which Secretary Root is chairman.
In addition to Mr. Root the committee
is made up of the ambassadors from
Brazil and Mexico and the ministers
from Chile, the Argentine Republic,
Cuba and Costa Rica.
The Bubjecta include sanitary and
.not-ontino rnlatinnll nniln.mlU rA
paicut jaws, jukoiumiuiiui jeuuguibiuu
of diplomas of practicians of the learned
UIUlDDDIUUDi UUrjOUlUUQ PUuUwIllK UUuililCI
cial intercourse and an international
It is expected that what is commonly
known as the Drago doctrine, which is
opposed to the forcible collection of
private debts by one nation from anoth
er, a doctrine adhered to by the United
States,, will come up for consideration
in some form.
IOWA WILL INVESTIGATE.
Legislature Orders Inquiry Into ViO'
lation of Insurance Law.
Dea Moines, Iowa, March 30. As a
result of practically unanimous action
by both houses of the Iowa legislature
today, an investigation of insurarnce
companies is to be undertaken in this
state during the present summer, sirni
lar to that which was conducted in New
York last fall. The resolution which
awaits the governor's signature pro
vides for the appointment of a coramis
sion to inquire into rumored abuse of
Iowa insurance laws by state and East
em companies, to conduct an inquisi-
torial investigation whenever in the
commission's opinion it is desirable,
and report to the legislature of next
year what changes should be made in
the laws to prevent a recurrence of any
abuses that may exist.
Road Tied Up for Two Weeks.
Los Angeles, March 30. The local
railroad situation resulting from floods
in Southern California and . vicinity is
even worse than has yet been described.
It ia given out from the office of Gener
al Manager Wells, of the Salt Lake
route, that the washouts between Can-
ente and Las Vegas are so serious that
the roadbed cannot be repaired short of
two weeks to admit the passage of
trains. The Southern Pacific also re
ports further trouble today. Another
waBhout has occurred somewhere in the
San Joaquin valley.
Referendum on Statehood.
Washington, March 80. That the
senate and house will reach a compro
mise agreement on the statehood bill,
which will permit Arizona and New
Mexico each to decide for themselves
the question ot their admission as one
state, seems a correct solution from
ijENATlONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS
Friday, March 30.
Washington. March 30 The house
todav DaHHfiil the legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill, carry-
ing $30,000,000, aiier conmuering me
measure two weeks. The feature of
today's proceedings was the elimina
tion o' the age limit oi cierns, a provis
ion which created much discussion and
which incited the fight against the bill.
The bill as passed carries nearly $700,
000 less than the laBt appropriation
bill for similar purposes.
Thursday, March 29.
Washinotnn. March 29. The senate
today 1'b ened to speeches on the rail
road rate bill by Clay, Carmack and
Newlands and passed a bill which pro
vides for the reorganization of the med
ical department ot the army by autcor
. . . . . i -i .
lzing the appointment oi oiucen iu
take the place of contract Burgeons.
All the senatorB who spoke on the rate
bill indicated a purpose to support it,
but Clay expressed the hope that it
would be so amended as to afford a
limited court review of the orders of
the Interstate Commerce commission.
Hale criticized the military medical
bill, saying it showed a tendency to in
crease the army, wnicn wbb nui uemr
able in time of peace.
Culberson presented ana nau ine
clerk read a memorial from the Cattle-
raieers' association of Texas, urging the;
passage of the railroad rate bill as it
came from the house.
A bill was passed authorizing the
erection of three life saving stations on
the coast of Washington between Cape
Flattery and Gray"s harbor.
The senate adjourned until Monaay.
Washington, March 20. Today was
a busy day for the house, considerable
progress having been made on the ex
ecutive, legislative and judicial bill.
The committee on appropriationds Buf
fered a defeat, the committee of the
whole, by a vote of 58 to 22, expung
ing a paragraph from the bill which
was alleged to be properly part of the
postoffice appropriation bill. An in
crease of $10,000 over the appropria
tion carried by the bill was voted for
confidential agents of the Interior de
partment to aid in ferreting out land
Wednesday, March 28.
Washington, March 28. Knox made
his first set speech in the senate today
He spoke on the railroad Tate question,
and dealt almoit exclusively with the
legal features of the problem. When
he concluded the senate entered upon
the consideration of the conference re
port on the bill regarding the final dia
position of the affairs of the five civil
ized tribes of Indians and much objec-
tion waa expressed to many of the
changes. Several senators, including
La Folette, Clark, of Wyoming, and
Tillman, expressed disapproval of the
conference provision authorizing the
secretary of the interior to lease land
Washington, March 28. lhe presi
dent today transmitted to the house the
rerjnrt of Assistant Secretary of Stale
Herbert H. D. Peirce. regarding the
consular service in the Orient.
The visit of Mr. Peirce included
many cities, but his severe criticism is
reserved for ex-Consul General McWade
at. f!nr.nn. and Consul WilliamB at
Singapore. The charges against Mc
Wade, ex-consul atjCanton, are drunk-
enness. employment or a ieion, ihbu-
ance of fraudulent Chinese certificates,
extending protection to Chinamen who
claim to be American citizens, peraecu
tion of American citizens for purposes
of revenge, and corruption in office.
The charges against Goodnow are 82
in number, some Rerious and some
light. Some are sofficient to support
suits at law and give evidence of cor
,intinn In nffii'fi. The opinion of the
hotter olemnnt. waa unfavrable too him
Tuesday, March 27;.
Waabinoton. March 27. Tillman
and McCumber divided the time of the
senate todav. the North Dakota sen
ator devoting himself to the railroad
rate question exclusively and the South
Parniina flpnatnr discussing various
mifiotinns. Tillman made a special in
nnirv r-nnrerninor the Status of his resO
hit nn rn ative to ID6 UBB OI imuuimi
bank funds in politics, and Incidentally
nf Diattict Attorney Jerome's
recent utterances and oi Juuge iiuwpn
" T - 1 TT
rav'a dfifiiainn in the beef trust cases
declaring in the latter matter that the
decision against the attorney general
nan mor fllv TPftnftd what he had sown
hi tViA i an a nf at- Secretary Paul Mor
Bill for Cattle Shipping.
Washington, March 27. The houBe
committee on interstate commerce to
day favorably reported a substitute for
Representative French's 36-hour live
stock bill. The committee bill confers
absolute power on the secretary of ag
riculture to regulate Stock shipments,
permitting him to extend or shorten
the periods as he may deem proper.
Under this bill, the secretary could
continue to enforce the present 28-hour
law, he could permit shipments for
longer periods, or require unloading
every eight hours, as demanded by some.
Foraker defended Judge Humphrey
and Tillman declared that he had not
meant to attack the judge, but the law.
McCumber picked innumerable flaws in
the rate bill, predicting that, if en
acted into a law, it would fail entirely
to meet the demands of the public.
He said, however, he would vote for
the bill if properly amended.
Washington, March 27. The house
today witnessed a most unusual scene,
the speaker rising on the floor in the
midst of a spirited discussion on recip
rocity and tariff revision and disclaim
ing responsibility for differences be
tween minority members. It was to
ward the close of the debate on the urg
ent deficiency bill, which appropriated,
among other things, for the forthcom
ing conference at Riode Janeiro. The
bill was passed. '
On motion of Tawney, the legislative
and judicial bill was taken up, when
Prince, of Illinois, and Hardwick, of
Georgia, resumed the tactics inaugurat
ed last week by raising a point of
order against every paragraph in which
there was a departure from existing
law. A half dozen points of order were
made and sutained affecting the officers
of the subtreasuries at New York,
Philadelphia, New Orleans and St.
Monday, March 26.
Washington, March 26. Following
the president's suggestion, the house
today passed resolutions to correct the
useless printing of documents and to
empower the printing committees of
the two executive bodies to fix the
number of documents to be printed,
and, should the demand arise for ad
ditional copies of a publication, then to
have authority to order another edi
tion. It was claimed this action would
result in saving the government upward
of $1,000,000 annually. Nearly the
entire day was devoted to District of
The fortifications appropriations bill
oill was sent to conference.
Washington, March 26. There was
a hint in the senate today at an effort
to fix a time for a final vote on the
railroad bill, but it was surrounded
by so much circumspection and doubt
that no prediction as to the time would
be justified. Tillman stated that he
would bring the matter up tomorrow
and, unless objection was made, he
may ask to have a day specified.
The suggettion as to a time arose . in
connection with the more or less seri
ous effort on the part of a number of
senators to secure immediate consider
ation of amendments offered by them
Saturday, March 24.
Washington, March 24. Hazing at
the Annapolis Naval academy was dealt
with by the house today in the passage
of a senate bill with a house substitute
The action was taken after a protracted
debate, which placed on record the
impressions of the special committee
which investigated the subject recently
and a severe criticism by Hepburn of
efforts to condone hazing. Several
amendments were proposed, but all
were rejected save one, it being the
duty of cadet officers, as well as other
academy authorities, to report mfrac
tions of the rules. The bill repeals
that portion of existing laws which
makes it compulsory to dismiss mid
shipmen guilty of hazing in any de
gree, and substitutes punishment ac
cording to the nature of the offense.
Cruel and brutal hazing may be pun
ished by dismissal. Previous to con
sideration of the hazing bill, 265 pen
sion bills were discussed and passed.
Washington, March 30. General
Luke E. Wright today took the oath of
office as ambassador to Japan. He
ceased to be governor general of the
Philippines today. Henry C. Ide, of
he Philippines commission, the pres
ent acting governor, will continue until
April 2, when the will be inaugurated
Washington, March 80. The legis
lation prompted by the recent wreck of
the steamer Valencia off the Straits of
Fuca was authorized to be reported
favorably by the house committee on
commerce today. It appropriates
$200,000 for an ocean-going life-saving
tug and for the establishment of a life
saving station at Neah bay.
Confer on Bristol.
Washington, March 26. President
Roosevelt today sent for Senator Fulton
and Attorney General Moody to talk
over the case of District Attorney Bris
tol. What the conference accomplish
ed cannot be stated, as none of the par
ticipants will discuss it or give any ink
ling of what disposition will be made
of the case. It is stated, though not
officially, that the Oregon Bar associa
tion baa declined to take any action in
the premises, having returned the pa
pers submitted by the attorney general
several weeks ago.
STORM IS BREWING,
Terrible Popular Revolt Coming Soorv
St. Petersburg, March 28. Despite
the government's assurance that anoth
er extensive outbreak in the immediate
future is impossible, the clouds are
lowering and there are other indica
tions that a big storm may break before
parliament meets. The resentment
against the terrible repressive measures
of the government is arousing the peo
ple, especially the workmen in cities,,
to fury. This is playing into the hands
of the revolutionists who are planning
a strike and a general uprising.
They believe the right moment will
come in miu-Apru ana botn Bides are-
preparing for the fray. If it comes, it
ia likely to be bloodier and more terri
ble than anything previously occurring
in this country.
The record of arrests last week in St.
Petersburg, besides showing an awful
state of lawlessness in the capital, is
eloquent testimony of the methods by
which the government hopes to pre
vent the threatened exploBion. Ac
cording to the returns, 659 beggars, 215
persona without passports, 247 thieves,.
270 highwaymen and 1,067 "unclaBsi
fled" persoDB, which means political
suspects, were taken into custody.
At no time during the war was the
war office more busy than now, making
dispositions to suppress the first evi
dence of rebellion. Machine guns and
ammunition are being dispatched in
every direction, troops are being shifted
and concentrated at strategic points.
armored trains are being stationed at
railroad centers and ironclad automo
biles are being sent to the larger cities
for use in street riots. Here and in
Moscow the Cossacks and other cavalry
are again patrolling the streets day and
night, a project for a wireless telegraph
system to enable the government to
communicate with the interior in the
event of a strike of the railroad and
telegraph operators is being hastily
worked out and soldiers are being in
structed how to man trains and work
the telegraph lines.
JETTY BILL IN COMMITTEE.
Strong Hope It Will Be Favorably Re
ported to House.
Washington, March 28. The bouse
committee on rivers and harbors today
took up Senator Fulton'a bill appro
priating $400,000 for jetty work at the
mouth of the Columbia river, but it
waa decided to postpone formal consid
eration of the bill until the committee
gets together all available documentary
evidence of the urgent need of this ap
propriation. When the data has been
collected and it will include the re
ports of army engineers, a statement
from Senator Fulton and papers from
Portland commercial interests the
committee will again be called together,
Mr. Fulton will be given hearing and
the committee v ill then determine
what disposition to make of the bill.
Nothing developed at today's meet
ing to indicate how the committee will
view this measure, but Repeeentative
Jones, of Washington, a member of the
committee and a very enthusiastic sup
porter of the bill, said after the com
mittee adjourned that he believed the
bill would be favorably reported, if the
committee could take such action with
out being compelled to attach a large
number of other appropriations to that
for the Columbia river. He ia person
ally convinced that this is a strictly
emergency bill and is not in favor of
adding other appropiations for which
there is less necessity at this time.
There 1b strong hope that the commit
tee may become impressed with the pe
culiar merits of thia bill and consent to
report it without amendment or with
out attaching other appropriations
which would prove fatal.
His Plea for Niagara.
Washington, March 28. In submit
ting to congress the report of the In
ternational Waterways commission re
garding the preservation of Niagara
falls, President Roosevelt sent a recom
mendation that a law be enacted along
the lines of the recommendations of
the report. The message of the presi
dent concludes as follows: "I hope
that this nation will make it evident
that it is doing all in its power to pre
serve the great scenic wonder, the ex
istence of which unharmed should be a
matter of pride to every citizen.'
Emigrants in Shiploads.
Liverpool, March 28. The Bteamer
Carmania, which Bailed today for New
York, carried upward of 2,600 passen
gers, a large proportion of whom were
emigrants. The Lake Champlain, of
the Canadian Pacifio line, leaving at
about the same time, tor k 1,200 emi
grants. The steamship companies an
ticipate an enormous rush of conti
nental emigrants for America during
h coming season,