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S. A. THOMAS, Publisher
NEWS OEJHE WEEK
In a Condensed Form lor' Our
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
A St. Louie couple will be married
Boon at the ages of 101 and 100.
Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York
have been visited by a snow storm.
Early fruit in Tennessee is reported
iu oe severely aamagea Dy coia weatner.
A slight'earthquake shock at Charles-
ton, S. C, threw the people into a
There is no chance for the election of
a senator from Rhode Island the present
session of the legislature.
Chinese famine sufferers are dying
Dy nundreds and there is difficulty in
securing the dead suitable burial.
ine Austrian premier declares every
cclony of the various nations should be
made an independent government.
President Roosevelt has about made
up his mind that the best way out of
the national campaign trouble is for the
government to pay the legitimate ex-
. penses of all candidates.
San Francisco street railway employ
es are receiving back pay. The arbitra-
tion board granted the men an increase
from the time the trouble began last
fall and now $415,000 is being distrib
Dr. Kennard, an American agent in
Russia, says the suffedring there from
famine is appalling. Not less than
20,000,000 aie dependent on aid until
another harvest. Epidemics of disease
add to the suffering.
Hearst is said to be building up a
There is a deadlock in the Wisconsin
Jerome is investigating a charge of
tampering with a Thaw juror.
The vice president of the New York
Central railroad favors government
ine Jiricisn pudgec proposes a pen
sion for old age and increased taxes on
the rich. i
Southern cotton manugacturers com
plain of rate discrimination by the
i ail roads.
Captain George Curry has been in
augurated governor of New Mexico in
place of F. C. Ilagerman, who resigned.
The thief who stole $25,000 from
the Northern Pacific Express company
at bt. Paul has been captured and the
The Illinois Supreme court has de
cided the municipal ownership .law in-
valid and Chicago will not be able to
own her own street railway system.
Regis II, Post has been inaugurated
governor of Porto Rico in succession of
Beekman Winthrop, who resigned to
become assistant secretary of the treas
ury at Washington.
The Hermann trial is approaching
San Francisco street car employes
may strike for 8 hours and $3 a day.
Coal miners at Coleman, Alberta,
nave struck tor an increase ol 10 per
cent in wages.
The Chicago & Allton railroad has
been fined $60,000 for granting rebates
in meat shipments.
Bpain nas outlined a program for a
new navy which calls for an appropria
tion Of $04,000,000.
Robbers held up the Northern Pacific
Express company's office at St. Paul
and secured $25,000. . ,
1 Portland piolce have captured the
"pink domino," a bold burglar who
has terrorized the Nob Hill district for
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nrtnr arirmfl ann fvaaviniv traafhoit .
prevail iroin Wisconsin aown lnic Jvan-
sas. In places trains are delayed on
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account oi the snow.
placed Seattle's population in 1906 at
104,169. Senator Piles is indignant
and declares the city has over 200.000.
Governor Buchtel, of Colorado, has
asked tne governors oi all states con
taining public land to join him in a
conference June 18, 19 and 20 at Den
ver to discuss the question of public
A Northern Pacific train was wrecked
near Jamestown, N. D., and five per
itussia ana japan nave completed me
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evacuauon oi wancnuria, leaving oniy
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a lew runway guarus.
Officials cf the Zorjtman, Mont.,
minse deny that the stage robber got
$28,000 for his work. I
DEEP SNOW ON PRAIRIES.
Six Inches Ruins Fruit Prospect, But
Omaha, April 19. Five inches of
snow fell during the night, and the
storm continued during the forenoon
The fall was general over Eastern Ne
braska, and is the heaviest kncwn in
April for many years. The extent of
damage is not known. Opinion as to
the storm's effect upon fruit and early
vegetables varies. In some counties
along the southern and central belts
cherries, peaches, plums, a"hd berries
are said by some authorities to have
been ruined almost entirely, while
other groweis report that fruit was not
far enough advancd to become seriously
In grain circles it is believed the
snow will kill all the green bugs that
have been threatening the winter wheat
crop and spreading over the cential
portion of the state.
A Norfolk dispatch eays Northern
Nebraska, Southern South Dakota
Northeastern Wyoming and the Black
Hills aie covered with a blanket of
snow six inches deep upon the level
which is still falling. At Northwestern
railroad headquarters here it was said
the storm was practically over the en
tire system west of the Missouri river,
DEATH LIST GROWING.
Mexican Earthquake Proves to
Been Most Disastrous.
City of Mexico, April 19. Today the
Associated Press was in direct commu
nication with a number of towns in the
district affected by Sunday's earth
quake. From the telegrams received it
is certain that the death list will ex
ceed 100. There are a number of small
towns yet to be heard from, but up
date the average number of fatalities at
these places has ranged from 9 to 12
and the number of injured from 30 to
In Chilapa 33 persons were injured
and 779 buildings destroyed. Nobody
was killed, as reported yesterday
After the first great shock the air was
filled for many miles with a thick
sickening, sulphurous odor. This
caused great distresslto the survivors,
There are many speculations as to the
cause of the peculiar freak of nature
and some consider it a proof that the
earthquake had its origin in some sub
San Francisco Remembers Earthquake
i Year Ago,
San Francisco, April 19. While
there was no general cessation of the
work of rehabilitation, the first anni
versary of the earthquake and the fire
which left this city a mass of ruins was
observed yesterday by appropriate re
ligious services and commemorative ex
ercises by the Building Trades Council
and other organizations. V
The crowning event of the day was
trie banquet of the Merchants' associa
tion at the Hotel Fairmount, at which
the material and civic regeneration of
the city was amply discussed and faith
expressed in a new and greater San
Francisco. The principal business
streets weie decorated with bunting
and incandescent litrhts. Flaes were
flying everywhere and the dome of the
city hall, still in a partly wrecked con
dition, was illuminated as on gala occa
sions "before the fire."
WILL GO FOR SIX-BITTERS
Frisco Policy Holders Brine 1.800
Suits for Payment.
San Francisco, April 19. More than
iuu suits agamBt insurance companies
lor the payment of policies held during
the great fire a year ago were filed to
day at the county clerk's office, bring
ing the total well over 1,800. At 5
o'clock, when the office closed, there
was a long line of attorneys, clerks and
messengers waiting, and it took three
clerks nearly an hour to dispose of the
Today was practically the last day
tor the filing of such suits, although
in some cases the year allowed will not
expire until tomorrow. During the
past two days the county clerk's office
has taken in nearly $3,000 in fees on
these cases alone.
After Men With Guns.
New York, April 19. While squads
nf rietectlvpft nro aoni-irinv rho fnvaivn
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ders of Police Commissioner Bingham,
arresting all the armed men they find.
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of their intention to co-operate with the
pol'ce in oreaking up the practice of
carrying uiaaiy weapons, .uistrict Al
torney Jerome has prepared 50 cases
against men charged with carrying con
ceaied weapons, .and will present them
to the grand jury tomorrow. In all,
215 ineu ha ve been locked up.
Volcano Erupts In Andes.
Valparaiso, Chile, April 19. News
has reached here that; the'Renihue vol
cano, in the province of Valdivia, is in
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ne(,88 eiectneul displays, ashes and
boiling water, The flowing lava i has
set Are to the surrounding forests, and
the inhabitants are fleeing in terror.
FIRE IN PHILIPPINES
Ilo ilo, Second Town In Islands,
Suffers Heavy Loss.
TYPHOON IN CAROLINE ISLANDS
One-Fourth the Population of One of
the Islands Dead and Rest
Wanna, April 20. Latest reports
from Iloilo say the fire has been
checked. The native quarter of the city
was destroyed. The property Iobs is
estimated at $100,000 gold. The busi
ness section of the city was untouched
it being saved by the military and con
Seven hundred houses were destroyed
and 800 or 1,000 natives made home
less. Adequate relief measures have
been taken. The homleess have been
housed in schools and other buildings
The province and the city will prov'de
for the refugees and no physical suffer
ing is feared.
There was no loss of life by the
earthquakes. The shocks, while the
most severe experienced in 15 years
were not violent enough to cause much
destruction. Dispatches from points in
several provinces report severe shocks
but little damage.
The total damage caused by the
earthquakes in the entire archipelago
will not exceed $10,000.
Typhoon Sweeps Caroline Islands,
Berlin, April 20. Colonial Director
Dernburg informed the budget commit
tee of the reichstag today that a cable
message had been received from the
governor of the island of Yap, an
nouncing that a disastrous typhoon
swept over the Caroline islands on
Good Friday, March 29, and that 230
cf the 800 natives of the Ululthi group
were drowned, that the cocoanut trees
were destroyed, and that famine threat
ens the surviving natives.
The steamer Planet, of the German
navy, which has been engaged in geo
detic work, and the steamer Mani, of
the Jaluit company, proceeded to Ulul
thi islands, taking food and help. It
was prbposed to bring as many of the
suffering natives as possible to the Pe
lew and Ladrone islands.
Less Than IOO Lives Lost.
Mexico City, April 20. Communica
tions have now been opened with all
the important points in the section most
affected by the earthquake. The latest
reports indicate that the loss of life
will not reach 100, but many persons
have been injured and the property loss
is very great.
Vice President Corral, in a commu
nication published here today, declares
that the whole of the state of Guerrero
has been devastated.
Thousands of dollars are being sub
scribed to the fund being raised in this
city for the relief of the earthquake
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
Bryce Speculates on Result If Revolu-
tion Had Failed,
Philadelphia, April 20. James
Bryce, ambassador from Great Britain,
in an address at the banquet of the
Trans-Atlantic society of America here
tonight, declared that, if America had
remained as a colonial ward of Ens-
land, President Roosevelt would not
have been confronted with such world-
mportant problems as he is now called
Had the countries not been separat
ed, Mr. Bryce said, the development of
the United States would have been
more gradual. He was of the opinion
that slavery would not have endured so
long and wculd have gone, perhaps,
without bloodshed. There would have
been fewer railroads, less internal strife
and consequently fewer big economic
problems to solve.
Build Terminals at Oakland. ,
San Francisco, April 20. The West
ern Pacific railroad has decided to com
mence immediately the construction of
its trans-baj terminal along the north
retaining wall of the Oakland estuary.
This work will involve the filling in of
mole 1,000 feet in width and between
,000 and 5,000 feet in length. The
construction of the mole, together with
the erection of a modern depot building
and slip approaches at its western end,
will take about 17 or 18 months, and
will involve a financial outlay of some
thing like $2,500,000.
Georgia Peaches Killed, -Atlanta,
Ga., April 20. State En-
tomologist Smith today received reports
from the various peach growing dis
tricts of the state, a summary of which
shows that at least 75 per cent of the
crop has been killed by the recent, cold
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WILL FIGHT HENEY.
Big Corporations Have Banded To
gether In San Francisco.
San Francisco, April 17. A conspir
acy which puts into the shade the $5,
000,000 affair that recently aroused the
inmates of the White House has evolv
ed from the graft proceedings in San
Francisco, and, like the conspiracy' in
Washington, it has its headquarters in
Washington. Moreover, one of the
leaders of the $5,000,000 conspiracy is
one of the chief actors in this latest
In short, the big corporations, which
have sighted the Bpector of indictment,
have banded together against the com
mon foe. Combined they represent
one of the most powerful forces that
America has known, and they are pre
pared to expend a large Bhare of the un
limited capital they control. The
United Railroads, an $80,000,000 cor-
poration; the Pacifio States Telephone
& Telegraph company, the Home Tele
phone company, and lastly the South
ern Pacific company, have joined hands
to fight down the graft prosecution.
I he head and front of the plot are
reputed to be Patrick Calhoun and E.
H. Harriman. It is no secret that
above all others it is the desire of Mr.
Ileney to direct the fire of the prosecu
tion againBt Calhoun and the men who
occupy the seats of the mighty in the
councils of the Southern Pacific. Har-
riman's representative on the Pacific,
W. F. Herrin, is oi)e of the chief ob
jects of Mr. Heney's investigation. Mr.
Herrin has always refused to come into
the open and even now, with public
attention centered upon him, he ro-
mains in the background.
MEXICAN SHOCKS CONTINU-
Destruction Grows-as Reports Come
From Outlying Districts.
City of Mexico, April 17. Heavy
eartnquake shocks continued on ine
west coast until 4 o'clock this morning.
Late news of the earthquake shows that
the devastation wrought was greater
than at first supposed. Beside the de
struction of Chilpancingo and Chilapa,
it is now said that Tut la also was lev
eled. Messengers reaching Chilpancin
go say the towns of Ayutla and Omete
pre have been wiped out.
The population of Ayutla is small,
and it is thought the loss of life there
will be insignificant. Ometepre is a
town of about 4,000 inhabitants and
the loss of life probably is large.
Tlapa, near the bolder line of the
state of Oaxaca, is also reported to be
wiped out. A report from Chilpancin
go says the whole of the west coast
from Acapulco Eouth of Salina Cruz has
been badly damaged.
The damaged places are remote, and
news from the stricken district conse
quently is incomplete. Only one wire
is working to Chilpancingo.
Standard Dodges Taxes.
Chicago, April 17. Taxing authori
ties of Lake county, Indiana, have in-
tigated an action against the Standard
Oil company of Whiting as a result of
investigations in charge of County As
sessor William E. Black and his assist
ant, Towns Assessor Bert Escher, of
Hammond. They have; discovered, they
say, that the company for four years
has sequestered millions of dollars'
worth of valuable property from tax
duplicates. It is estimated by the
officials that the Standard Oil company
should be paying taxes on $40,000,000
worth of property when it is assessed
on the tax duplicates for only $3,000,
Will Test the 16-Hour Law.
Butte, Mont., April 17. A Helena
special to the Miner states that Attor
ney General Albert J. Galen in an
opinion rendered today states that he
holds the recent anactment by the leg
islature of the statute limiting the
hours of employment of railway em
ployes to 16 hours to be valid. Wil
liam Wallace, Jr., counsel for the
Northern Pacifio, has served notice
upon the board of railway commission
ers that the company will ignore the
new Btatute. Mr. Galen has advised
the commissioners to at once begin a
test case against the railways.
Accused of Taking Bribe.
Chicago, April 17. Perry L. Hed
rick, chief sanitary inspector of the
city Health department, was arrested
today on charges of soliciting and ac
cepting a bribe. It is alleged the $200
paid to him by George A. Beckway, an
inventor, was found in his pocket when
he was arrested. Hedrick was released
on $10,000 bonds. According to the
charges made against Hedrick, he
agreed with Beckway that on payment
of the money he would recommend
Beckway's invention to the Health, de
partment. Wisconsin Central Is Guilty, 1
WMinneapoiis, April 17. A jury in
the United States District court last
night found the Wisconsin Central rail
road and two of its officials guilty of
rebating. Burton Johnson, general
freight agent, and G. T. Huey, his
assistant, were convicted on all the 17
counts named in the indictment. '-
Society of Equity Will Fix Mini
mum at Omaha Convention.
ALSO PREVENT GLUT IN MARKET
Farmers' Trust Has Organized Sys
tem to Control Price and Dis
Omaha, Neb , April 18. In the
great wheat producing states of
country the minimum price of this
real this year will be $1 a bushel.
This, at least, is the plan of the Ameri
can Socioty of Equity, the grain grow
ers' department of which will hold its
annual convention in Omaha June 5, ft
and 7. Minnesota, North Dakota.
South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
will send large delegations to the con
vention. Oklahoma, Iowa and oth r
states are also to be represented.
Ihe purposes of this society and tho
scope of its membership were explained
at length today by J. A. Everitt, of In
dianapolis, its president, who said:
Ihe American Society of Equity i s
business organization of funiiern.
with local societ ies in 2,700 of I lie-
3,000 agricultural counties, of the
United Stiitx-a. Its purposo is to carry
on its organization work through local
societies, organized into state unions.
Its business sido is being strongly de-veV-ned
along the line of departments,
overhg various farm products, such
departments already organized being
those of fruit and produce and of to
bacco. The grain growers' department
is the third.
"The convention at Omaha in June
will launch this department on a solid,
basis. A central bureau will guther
and disseminate information concern
ing supply and demand; fix a mini
mum price below which the farmers
ajiree not to sell, and handle and divert
the giain from the source of supply to
the points of- demand, as needed, not
causing a glut of the market at any
point at any time.
"The state union of North Dakota,
at its anMial meeting, was invited by
the State Bankers' association to ap
point a committee to confer with a like
bankers' committee to arrange for car
rying along the poor farmers who might
otherwise be forced to sell below the-
REGULATE 2-CENT FARES
Nebraska Cnmmlssion Rules on Ter
minal and Pass Matters
Lincoln, Neb., April 18. The Ne
braska railway commission issued i ta
li m order today bearing on 2-cent fares
and streetcar pauses. It is a notice to
steam railroad eoumanienR.to post pla
cards in every station railing attention
to the fact thai the 2-cent passenger
fare does not apply to tickets purchased
to a destination be vond the state bor
In addition to tii? order the com
mission has addrcs'ed a letter to the
Lincoln Traction conn any, the Citizens'
Railway company, of Lincoln; the
Omaha Lincoln & Beatrice Interuiban
and the Omaha & Council Bluffs Street
Railway corporation, notifying them
that they are subjoct to the terms of
the new anti-pass law and will be ex
pected to obey it. ,
GO FROM COPY TO CROPS.
Newspaper Men to Take Up Farms
Denver, Colo., April 18. A colony
of newspaper ium is to be established
in the Little Si'iakc river valley, in
Routt county, Coloravi, where the
state of Colorado will 'hrow open for
settlement this summer, under the
Carey act, 60,000 acres of land. This
land is under the Little Snake river
canal system. The plan is to make
this colony an up-to-date farming com
munitv, where each man will own hid
own farm and improvements, the only
connection in which the community
idea will prevail, if at all, being in re
gard to labor,
Shocks Still Continue.
City of Mexico, April 18. Owing lx
the great difficulty ' in establishing
communication with the cities situate!
in the region of the earthquake details-,
are coming to this city slowly. Frora
the latest reports it is learned thtt
shocks occurred as late as noon ' today.
In the list of known dead, which now
totals 50, and of the injured, which ap
proximates 300, are many names of
Mexicans prominent in the official and
social life of the region. So far the
name of no American has appeared in
the meager list. !
Cubans Want No Regular Army.
Havana, April 18. Opinion here is
opposed to the plan of the American
general Stan to esiaDiisn a vuua regu
lar army of 12,000 men to replace the
rural iraard. It is said that it will be
difficult to recruit that number of men.