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OF THE WEEK
Doings of the World at Large
Told in Brief.
General Returns of Important Event
Presented In Condensed Form
for Our Busy Readers.
President Toft eulogizes Secretary
Knox and his work.
Ninety bakers in Victoria, B. C aro
on strike and the city is about out of
A raid on gambling houses In So
tittle revealed all kinds of games In
Roosevelt dined at Copenhagen with
tho royal crown prince and is a guest
tit tho royal palaco.
Countess Szchcnyl, formerly Miss
Gladvs Vandcrbllt. has lost n casket of
jowels valued at f 40,000.
Tho Plttsburcr Plato Glass works
wore burned, cousin? n loss of 11.500
000 and throwing 3.000 men out of
Tho administration railroad bill Is in
Kroat danger. Insurgents having
enough votes to kilt Its important fco
An Investigating commission reports
that Chicago has been badly buncoed by
bad castings for improvements in its
Frank D. Kellogg, a noted "trust
buster." will meet Roosevelt in Eu
rone and tell him all about conditions
in this country.
Canadian Bottlers threaten to blow
op a big dam which la ruining thoir
property by backwator and causing
many accidents by flooding roads.
Speaking beforo a Joint convention
nt Vnrmni-a' nntnna In RL T.nllla. Sum
uol Gompcrs strongly urged a union of
Termors ana regular lauor unions.
An Illinois legislator admits rocolv
Ing $1,000 to voto for Lorlmer for U
I Patten and his friends on tho Chi
cago cotton exchango cleaned up $320,
000 In ono day.
WltiiKu.i tntn pnnplmlvntv that
Swopo, tho St. Louis millionaire, was
killed by a violent poison.
flnn luiun waa tclllml. turn fatnllv
injured and about 1C others hurt In a
atreot car collision in Bcatuo.
British (Democracy has forced tho
bora to pass mo budget wmcn was uo
fcatcd last fall, and expects further
Fuitland Is much worked up over tho
alleged carolessnoss or census taxors.
It Is claimed that at least 30,000 per
on In tho city were not counted.
Speaker Cannon'dcclurea tho minor
ity rules tho house and that such rulo
must bo stopped, oven If It becomes
necessary to chango tho constitution.
A rich rancher of Elk City, Idaho,
has not been heard from slnco ho wont
hunting March 7. and two men who
went In search of him two weeks ago
havo not returned.
Presldont Taft, speaking at Buffalo,
apologized to tho state of Now York
and congratulated tho entire nation up
on tho appointment of Governor
Hughes to tho Supremo court.
Negotiations for about 280 locomo
tlvcs and 5.000 to 0,000 freight cars,
which tho Ilarrlman linen expected to
purchnso, nro retarded because or Inn
blllty to socuro satisfactory terms.
Tho Indiana Democratic convention
boa endorsed John V. Kern for U. S.
Tho New York stock markot Is do
moralized, everyone trying to sell to
Charles Wczler, confessed murderer
of Mrs. Schultz at Gig Harbor, seeks a
second degruo verdict.
Amid wild enthusiasm, San Fran
cisco business men subscribed f 4,000,
000 for their 1015 fair.
Ruth Bryan'a first husband, Loavott,
suys her second marriage will bo il
legal and that ho will tight It.
Rockefeller Is discouraged at tho de
lay In securing a nutlonal charter for
his great philanthropic project.
An Insane young mun aged 10 shot
) and seriously wounded throo jwrsons
.,in New York and then committed bui-
i, i j;Nowspapcr publishers in tho East
1 1 arfj, famine In paier unless congress
poises tho Munn bill removing tho duty
on pulp' and paper,
A cod Ashing schooner from San
'FranelsW reported lost with sovoral
-iWcusToiflwr crew. Sho hus boon
m'mltHin'tf Blncailust October.
1 Tiib'britlglitoftho Milwaukco road
fKo'thtfTraWlltta river was destroyed
'' byiaaUort iandian engino and fivo
o raw of IbAibersenklHto tho river.
,',ftiKfcythldmVinI''tho yards of
''Uio'llumblWIlimhbcVWmny at Sand
"fPollltJ -Idaho1,' wWsw&i1 By' lire, dos
I tny'ingWi6Ut SOO;00dV6rth U lum-
nfcw.l a in Juvmvol it i-j jMlioiu
C.lfil uiiiuiT Liib 'Jiiiijiii aiifl fi
nail viuiovJciinj .a u iiiouon imev t
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vjua u viuiu oi voil
Jji vuei" alula a'lnvitiia ill .III -j
4usuar ono pi unit numucr who uuvr-
tises a specialty of easy divorces.
malne poisoning caueW""!"1
OFFIOERS CONTINUE RAID.
Another New Yorker Charged With
Conspiracy to Violate Laws.
New York, May 2. Another Import
ant arrcBt in the Fcdoral bucket shop
crusade was mado today when govern
ment officers arrested Frank Maior, of
tho firm of Morrison & Maler, in his
ofllco at No. 44 Broad street.
The specific charge against Maler is
conspiracy to violate tho Federal law
against bucket shops. It is alleged
Maler, in conjunction with Louis Cclla,
Edward Altcmus and II. D. Duryco,
has been furnishing stolen quotations
to bucket shops all over tho eastern
part of the United States.
Tho government agents at tho same
tlmo cut tho telegraph wires leading
to all places hero and in New Jersey
suspected of being bucket shops. Co
incidentally two special agents of the
United States department of justice
paid a visit to an ofllco in tho Lincoln
Trust building, Jersey Clty,!and nrrcst-
cd Joseph Decker, a telegrapher. Tho
police say Decker had in tho ofllco
stock ticker, from which ho is alleged
to havo copied quotations and sent
them practically all over tho United
SLUSH FUND TALKED,
Fetzor Will Toll Grand Jury About
Chicago. May 2. John C. Fctzer,
who alleges that a "slush fund" of
about $200,000 was used In advancing
legislation and city ordinances desired
by tho Chicago & Western Indiana
Railroad company, entered Into con
fcrenco with State's Attornoy Wayman
today. Details were not made public.
Neither tho suit filed by tho company
to recover $525,000 from Fctzer, out of
which tho company alleges Fctzer de
frauded It. nor tho tatter's Injunction
seems likely to come up for settlement
in court In tho near future. Develop
ments, however, aro expected when
Mr, Fctzer tolls his story to the grand
jury, especially summoned to hear it
Fotzor alleges that a largo portion
of tho money which tho company seeks
to rccovor was spent In securing tho
passago of bill 777 at Sprlngflold to
validato bonds Issued by tho Chicago &
Western Indiana, In socurlng from tho
common council of Chicago tho vacat
ing of n street desired by tho road, and
In socking to block an extension of
tho Illinois Central in suburban Chi
RACE LINES DLOTTED OUT.
"Jim Crow" Laws of Louisiana
Found to Be Badly Muddled.
Now Orleans, May Z. "Thoro aro
no negroes who aro not persona of col
or, but there aro persons of color who
aro not nogrocs."
Tills a salient sontenco In a decision
that has thrown tho raco laws of Louis
ana into a state of chaos. All statutes
mado and provided to keep separate
and distinct whites and negroes practl
cally aro affected by tho ruling of tho
Louisiana Supremo court that octo
roons, quadroons and mulatto aro not
Tho court hold that where tho text
of tho law merely says "negroes" 1 1
cannot bo applied to octoroons or otnor
persons of mixed blood. It defines tho
negro as a member of the black or Af
rican race, having in his volns no traco
of Caucasian blood. Persons of lighter
or darker skins than mulattocs can
evade tho laws by demanding that tho
stato provo they era negroes.
BUYERS WANT WEALTH.
Drltlsf Corporation Contests
Railroad for Property.
Vancouvor, B. C, May 2. Tho
clllan-Canuda & General Trust com
pany, a British corporation, Issued a
writ In tho Supremo court today to
compol James Dunsmulr and others,
until recently owners of tho Dunsmulr
coal lands and mines on Vancouver
Island and tho Dunsmulr properties in
Cnltfornla, to comply with terms of an
option given to Uio British coriwratlon
for salo of tho properties, These prop
erties woro transferred recontly to
William MacKcnzionnd D.Mann, prcs
idunt and vlco president of tho Cana
dlan Northern Railway company, for
Panama Fair Fund Grows.
San 1 Francisco. May 2, Numerous
subscriptions, ranging In amount from
$10 to $25,000, and aggregating in all
$04,820, were received by tho finance
committee of tho Panama Pacific Inter
national exposition today and the grand
total of tho fund on hand was swelled
Small subscriptions with a few of
larger proportions amounted to $30,820
for tho day when notice waa received
from tho Life Underwriters, associa
tion of San Francisco that tho directors
hud voted an Investment of $25,000.
Flannery Resigns Position.
San Francisco, May 2. Following
his Indictment Saturday by tho Marlon
county grand jury on a charge of
grand lurceny In connection with tho
operations of a gang of alleged fake
poolroom men at bausallto, Harry V,
Flunnory, presldont of tho San Fran
cisco board of police commissioners.
resigned his ofllco early today, the res
gnatlon being immediately accepted
by Mayor McCarthy, Flannery de
clared that ho took this step for tho
best Interests of tho city and so as not
to embarrass the administration.
Herman Passes Crisis.
Roseburg, May 2. Spending a rest
ful night, BInger Hermann nwoko this
morning much Improved, and Dr. K. L.
Miller, tho attending physician, saya
that ho has passed safely through the
critical stago of his illness. According
to a bulletin issued by tho physician
to today, Mr. Hermann sat in a chair
nearly an hour this morning, tils
appottto has returned, and ho partakes
Jtfililtcd rations regularly, while his
owpjus strong ana normal
, JafrJ-Beri Kills
May 2. Antonio
l"U..,rf..,. ..I. tin. In tkU
Wtumb.to berl-borl, died to-
dMy7 WeVCIrrncse havo died from the
effccts'4MiJtMts'JHusual disease, but
RanlerHs-Uw Hist Caucasian here to
MMVa ftfatJftjt of tho Oriontal
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
FOR FREE LOCK8.
Willamette Open River an Rate Con
ventlon So Declares., '
Oregon City Tho convention of tho
Willamette Open river and Freight
rate association at its business. session"
adontcd the report of tho locks com
mlttco providing that it bo tho senso
of tho association that tho new locks
bo built at Oregon City for the free use
of tho pcoplo of tho Willamette valley.
Tho association pledged itself to work
for tho realization of this condition
and to hurry up and back up tho Oregon
delegation in its efforts to secure a
Federal appropriation of $300,000 to
add to tho stato appropriation of a sim
ilar amount for tho construction of tho
Congress will be urged to direct tho
government engineers to mako an cstl
mate of tho cost of tho locks, after de
cidlng where to construct them, and to
award tho contract for their construc
tion as soon as possible.
SOON START SURVEYING.
Road to Link Baker City and Port
land to Tap Rich Region.
Tho Portland, Baker City & Butto
Elcctrlp railroad company, which was
Incorrwratcd about a year ago for tho
purpose of building an electric railroad
from Portland to Baker City through
somo of tho richest sections of tho
state, will bogin survey and engineer
Ing work out of Portland in a very
Tho company is headed by C. N. At
kinson, president of tho Union Bank &
Trust company, of Portland, who, be
fore coming West from Kansas City,
was deeply interested In railroad con
struction. !Mr. Atkinson built more
than 200 miles of tho Rock Island sys
tem In Arkansas, and 111 miles of tho
Santa Fo In Oklahoma. Ho Is now
determined to pushtho construction of
tho Portland, uakcr Ulty &tuutlo prop
Tho plans of tho company aro to
build out of Portland through Clacka
mas county, following tho cast shore
of tho river to tho hcadwators of tho
Warm Springs rlvor in tho ; Warm
Springs Indian reservation, and then
tho contour of that rlvor to its June
tlon with tho Deschutes river, whoro
tho tracks will run under tho "clo voted
roadbeds of tho Oregon Trunk and tho
Deschutes Railroad company. Thcnco
its courso will continue eastward
through tho rich districts in which aro
located Dayvlllo, Canyon City, and
Pralrlo City, and finally terminate at
Baker City. It will also tap a rich
Gonoral Manager C. D. Charles states
that President Atkinson has taken over
and now holds under contract of pur
chaso tho controlling Interest In tho
company, and that tho survey and en
gineering work will now bo pushed
with all posslblo speed. Ho said that
tho district to bo tapped by tho road Is
ono of tho richest freight propositions
In the Pacific Northwest, as ovory mile
of ground covered Is or can easily bo
mado productive Tho line will bo
built primarily for freight, although
passenger scrvlco will also' bo main
Reduced Rates to Summer School.
For tho first time in tho history of
Oregon, tho Southern Pacific company
has granted reduced rates for attend
ants at the University of Oregon sum
mer school. Tho reduced rates go Into
effect Saturday, Juno 18, and continue
through tho session to its close, Satur
day, August 0, thereby making It pos
sible for toachora attending tho session
to savo materially In railroad faro.
Reduced rates havo also been granted
for tho two stato educational confer
ences to bo held at tho university tho
week previous to tho opening of tho
summer school, and for tho exercises
of commencement week, Juno 10 to 22,
hvery Indication points to an excep
tionally largo attendance at all of theso
Logs May Go By Rail.
Sllvcrton Having been deprived
of tho privilege of running logs down
tho Ablqua river from tho camna oast
of tho city to the mill two miles north
of Sllvcrton, tho Ablqua Lumber com
pany is negotiating with tho Sllvcrton
Lumber company and tho Southern Pa
cific railroad company with a view to
making arrangements to convey logs to
tho mill over their lines of railroad.
It was learned that tho proposition of
tho Sllvcrton Lumber company had
been accepted providing such arrange
ments can bo made.
Will Build 910,000 City Hall.
Lebanon Lebanon is to have n now
city hall. Plana have practically been
accepted by tho city council, tho build
ing to cost between $10,000 and $12,.
000. Tho building will bo 00x90 feet,
of ccmont up to tho first windows, and
from there up of brick, with a pressed
brick front, Tho lower floor will bo
llvlded into an office for tho marshal,
threo cells for prisoners, a firemen's
room and a room for tho flro apparatus
of tho city.
Baker Land Given to Settlers,
L.a uranuo John II. Lewis, sec
retary of tho state land board of Ore
gon, has placed on file in tho local ofll
co a stato "selection" of 44,5Q5 acres
In Baker county, which will bo given
away to homesteaders who will pay for
tho irrigation and reclamation. Tho
proposition is similar to tho Twin Falls
project under the Carey act, but it la
reported that the Btato of Oregon will
not chargo for the land.
Will Employ 3,000 Thinners.
Hood River Hood River valley will
bo in need of about 3,000 apple thin
ners in a very short time. Mr. Mason,
who has ono of tho largest orchards In
the valley, stated that the work is one
of the most pleasant tasks connected
with the fruit Industry,
Cannery In Eagle Valley,
Baker City Farmers and frultmcn
of Eaglo Vailey havo lot a contract for
tho construction of a cannery on tho
townslte of New Bridgo, tho contract
price being $7,760, Tho cannery is to
be complete and ready for operation in
tlmo to handlo this year's vegetables
OUR HOME STATE
12,700'ACRES FOR CULTIVATION
Large Tract Being Reclaimed In Cen
Through tho individual efforts of W
G. Souther, of Portland, a tract of
Klamath county tule lands as largo as
an European principality, Is being re
claimed for. cultivation and coloniza
tlon. The tract comprises 12,700 acres
of the richest land in South Central
Oregon, and is located adjacent to tho
Upper Klamath lake and within a few
miles of tho , city of Klamath Falls
Engineers havo been employed to sup
erintend tho dyking and draining of
tho proierty, and as soon as tho nccca
sary surveys havo been made, tho work
of reclaiming It will bo. got under way,
To tho north of tho tract Is a largo
arm of tho lake, that will bo set asldo.
as a prlvato game preserve, for tho cx
elusive benefit of the purchascrn of tho
Mr. Souther's plan embraces tho ercc
tlon of n commodious club house on tho
lake shore convenient to tho preserve,
and tho parking of the grounds mir
rounding it, the construction of plors
and landings, and an equipment of
modern conveniences that will make
this the moat unlquo resort for tour
lata In tho entire West
Tho greatest valuo of Mr. Souther's
project, however, lies in tho benefits
that will result to Klamath county
from tho colonization and improvement
of this great tract of Wild land, 20
acres of whoso rich soli will easily
maintain a family, and tho wholo of
which eventually will suport In com
fort a colony of 3,000 to 4,000 agrl
2,37B an Acre for Fruit Land.
Breaking all records for bearing
fruit lands In Oregon, a part of tho
famous Burrell pear orchard noar Med
ford was sold last week for $2,375 an
aero. Tho property comprised 12
acres, and Iwas purchased by C. II
Burrell. of Philadelphia for $28,000,
The trees aro In full bearing and havo
yioldcd a not incomo of $500 pcr.ocro
for several years post, such n thing as
a failure of crop having novor been
Thoro havo been sovoral sales In tho
Hood Rlvor valloy and in Southern
Oregon, where bearing orhards were
sold for from $2,000 to $2,200 an aero,
but until this purchoso by tho Phlladol
phla Investor, $2,200 has stood as tho
record price for Oregon land.
City Park to Bo Improved.
Astoria Tho city park commission
has under consideration a number of
Improvements to bo mado this summer
on tho park property south of tho city
reservoir. Tho cntranco will bo widen
ed to double its prcsont width by tho
removal of a portion of tho bank now
under the control of tho water commis
sion. Tho overflow of water from tho
drinking fountain will bo utilized by
tho erection of ! a trough for horses.
This wl.ll provo a groat convenience to
tho traveling public along the county
road from tho city to Young's river.
Many Laborers Wanted.
Portland Fifteen hundred railroad
laborers are wanted at onco by tho Pa'
clfle Railroad & Navigation company,
which la building a railroad from
Hlllsboro to Tillamook. Ono thousand
men are stcsdllyx' at work, but It Is
said that tho number could easily bo
augmented to 2,600. Genoral Man
ager ft. rJ. by lie states that work on
tho lino is progressing nicely, but to
get it completed as soon as desired n
great deal more help must bo had.
Dredge Will Deepen Channel.
Tillamook Tho master of tho gov
emmcnt d red go haa received Instruc
tions to dredge out tho channel to Til
lamook, tho chief of ortgineera having,
on tho recommendation of Major Mor
row, granted $1,000 for tho work.
Wheat Track price's: Bluestcm, 88
($89c; club, 8Gc; red Russian, 86c;
Barley Feed and brewing, $22(321
corn-rWhoie, cracxeti, sui ton
Hay Track prices: Timothy, Wll
lametto valley, $20(i?21 per ton: East
em Oregon, $22$25; alfalfa, $10,60
17.50; grain hay, $17(0)18.
Oats No. 1 white, ton
Fresh frulU Strawberries, Oregon,
12161115c per pound: Los Angeles, $1
1,25 per crate; apples, J1.50G13 per
box: cherries, $l.762.oo per box,
Potatoes Carload buying prices:
Oregon, 40i$50c per hundred; new Cal
ifornia, 12.76013. oU per sack; sweet
potatoes, 4c per pound.
Vegetable Asparagus, siqci.zd
per box: cabbage, 3c per pound; hot
houso lottuce, $11,25 per box; horse
radish, HffClOc per pound; green on
Ions, lBo per dozen; radishes, 16if20c;
rhubarb, 2021c per pound; spinach,
(if 10c; rutabagas, Si.iH.oO per
sack; carrots, 8oc&$l; beets, $1.50;
Unions Uregon, S3 per hundred;
tl ...J 0TM) OK nAM '
Butter City creamery, extras, 27c
per pound; fancy outside creamery,
25327c: store, 2Qc, Butter fat prices
average lc per pound under regular
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, 23024c
Pork Fancy, 12ic13 per pound.
VealFancy, 10iUcper pound.
Lambs Fancy, 10012c per pouJri.
Poultry Hena, 20021c; broilers,
30035c; ducks, 2223c; geese, 121c;
turkoys, live, 20022c; dressed,, 26c;
squabs, $3 per dozen.
Cattle Keef steers, hay fed, good
to choice, $6,60; fair to medium,
$505.50; eews and heifers, good to
choice. $56.6Q; fair to medium, $40
5.50; bulk,- $.504.60: stags, $50!
5.50; calves, ligkt, $60)7; heavy, $4.60
Hogs To $10.25010.75; fair to
Sheep Satt wethers, $5.2506;
fair to good, $4.7505,25; best ewes,
$4.7605.W; lacabs, choice, $708:
Hops 19W crop, 13016c per
pound; oMs, nominal; 1910 contracts,
Wool laatara Oregon, 14017c per
pound; valley, 18021c; caokalr,
OITY ROADS MAY MERGE,
Gigantic Ohlcago Deal Involves One
Hundred Million Dollars.
Chicago, April 80. Unification of
the Chicago elevated railroads, regarded
as the first essential step toward a per
feet transportation service', waa today
said to be in sight. A gigantic deal
involving a capitalization of $100,000,
000, may Be consummated and the plan
put into operation August 1.
Henry A. Blair, who successfully re
organized the Chicago Railways com'
pany, Is the financier who hopes to
merge the elevated roads.
Representing a syndicate of New
York bankers with unlimited resources.
ho has submitted a definite offer to the
elovatcd railroad officials 'to buy tho
properties, either paying cash to stock
holders In return for a deposit of thel
stock, or giving them securities in tho
new corporation equal to tho par value
of their holdings.
So far,(tho directors of all companies
havo agreed that tho plan Is a fair one,
tho hitch being in tho prico offered by
Mr. Blair and that which tho directors
think they ought to !gcL While Mr,
Blair has not announced what his cash
offer Is, ho.ndmltlcxl that it was a good
deal mora than the present valuo of tho
stock of tho different compnnlcs.
Tho capitalization of tho elevated
roads in stocks and bonds, equipment,
notes and other outstanding obllga
tlons, la a little more than $100,000,
FREIGHT RATES GO UP.
Transcontinental Roads Plan to Meet
Washington, April 30. Freight tar
Iffs showing considerable incrcaao over
the present rates from Western terrl
tory to tho Atlantic seaboard will be
filed with tho Interstate Commcrco
commission to becomo effective Juno 1
This is tho first step taken by the
railroads Indicating a purpose general
ly to increase freight rates throughout
the country to meet Increased qpcrat
Already tariff schedules havo been
filed for Western' roads Increasing tho
rato for tho transportation of wool
from Minneapolis and St. Paul to New
York and other Atlantic seaboard
points. Tho present rato on wool from
Minneapolis to Now York is 59 cents
por hundred pounds. Undor tho now
tar III tho rato will bo 04 cents a nun
drcd pounds, an Incrcaao of noarly 20
An Incrcaao also has been mado In
tho freight rato on llvo hogs between
thoiTwIn Cities and Chicago of 21
cents a hundred pounds. This Is an
incroaso of about 12 per cent over tho
present rate. Whllo no tariff has been
filed with tho commission Increasing
the rate on whoat products from Chi
cago to the Eastern territory, it ecms
likely tho rate on hog products from
Uilcago to Eastern points will bo in
Tho tariffs already filed with tho
commission are for all the roads in
Western Freight association territory,
and tho rates will becomo effectivo
simultaneously on all of them.
Fearing Law, Bucketshops Close.
Washington, April 30. Results al
ready havo been accomplished by the
crusado of the department of justice
against tho bucket 'shop business. In
addition to the offices affected by the
Indictment against a number of prlnci
pals, scores of houses in tho Middle
West have closed their doors and oth
era are expected to follow. Should the
efforts of Uio department towards
breaking up tho business entirely prove
unavailing by prosecution under exist
ing laws, it la said that new legislation
will bo asked of congress.
Taft Starts on Trip.
Washington, April 30. Presldont
Taft left Washington nt 7 o'clock last
night for Buffalo, his first stop on a
seven-day trip, from Buffalo the
president goes to Pittsburg, then to
Cincinnati', St. Louis and back homo,
reaching hero May 6. There havo
been many predictions as to the line
tho' president's speeches will take on
tho trip. Ho has given no hint himsolf
of what ho will say, but It is slgnlfi
cant that ho is carrying with him a
full set of figures on tho operation of
tho Payne-Aldrlch tariff law.
Strike May Hit Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., April 30. The union
carpenters of Seattle, of whom there
2,300, at a meeting last night adopted
a resolution demanding a wage scale of
$4.50 a day Instoad.of $4 now paid,
and voted to go on strike Monday
morning If thoir demands are not
granted. Eight hundred men were
present and the vote was unanimous.
The carpenters' union of Seattle Is
rated the wealthiest local labor body In
the world. It owns a seven-story hotel
building and other valuable property
Seattle daps Number 4,000,
Seattle, Wash., April 30. The cen
sus of Japanese in Seattle, nearly com
pleted, will show a population of more
than 4,000 people of that race, or more
than twice as many as any other Amer
ican city has. Adding the truck farm
era in tho surrounding country, there
are 10,000 Japanese in and near Seat
tle. In the state of Washington the
census is expected to show 20,000 Jap
anese, as against about 40,000 In Call.
Court Nips Thaw Plan. L
New York, April 30. Harry K.
Thaw, who killed, Stanford White;
must remain in the Matteawan insane
asylum. The appellate division of the
Supreme court In Brooklyn handed
down a decision today which sets
aside the appointaaeat by Justice
Tompkins, of the Supreaae court, of a
referree to take testimony bearing en
That's possible transfer. The court
hoMa that Uatfsawan is the proper
place for Thaw.
McCrscKe's MM Is Favored.
Washington, April SO. Representa
tive McCredle today had a Bearing Be
fore the judiciary eecamittee in order
to present argiunenta1 in swtnert of his
bill authorising the states of Oregon
and Washington to adjust difference
over tb boundary line where It fellows
the CetamWa river. After kit hearing
the committee assured hiat the bill
would be favorably reported next week. '
TALES OF HORROR
Citizen Ashamed of His Country
Ihformes American Consul.
Savs Cruelties Ecllose Conditions In
Congo Men, Women and Boys
Washington, May 37 A lottor writ
ten to tho consul at Managua, Mica
ragua. by Narclso Arellano, a citizen
of Niaragua, detailing incidents of cru
cities in tho republic, has been for
scntatlvo of tho Estrada forces in
Washington. In his letter Mr. Arcl
"I think It best you should know
theso neonlo nro at their work again
They are torturing men and oven boys
at Mandaimo and at Granada, whip
nine them, suspending them from tho
thumbs with cords, all this to wrench
out confessions from them as to who
carried provisions to Calaxto Talavcr-
as' guerillas beyond Mandaimo.
"I will cite as an example case the
case of Octavlo Marcncc, a young man
owning n ranch a few miles north of
Mandaimo. who was dealt 200 lashes
with a stick a midnight on April 6, at
the Jail at Granada. He is now at
tho penitentiary In this town (Mana
gua), and as it Is a matter or common
knowledge you must havo heard the
story from another source.
"They have also burned property
and wrought damage to an Incalculable
degree, but this wo will pass lightly
out of mind. It is tho rest I lay
stress on. I Jam ashamed that such
cruelties should be committecd by men
who profess to be Christians snd aro
Nicaraguans. Such ferocity Is more
tho work of fiends than human beings,
"We wish the Stato department and
tho American public to bo acquainted
with these facts, as it might help mat
ters a bit. It Is n real shamo that
such work is going on with your war'
ships n few miles off Corlnto harbor,
when just a word from Admiral Kim
ball would stop this devil's work,
Should tho American admiral send an
other mission to investigate, ho will
dlscloso a situation of things unparal
Iclcd, oven In tho Congo Frco Btato."
Under date of April 10 from Mana
gua, a subsequent note to tho Ameri
can consul at Managua from Arellano
states that tho author has received
reliablo Information of 17 cases In
which mon havo been hung up by thoir
thumbs. Ho gives tho names of 17
victims and tho name of ono man who
was shot and Itwo who were lashed.
Another document detailing thoso al
leged cruelties and mentioning specific
Instances of Insults to women by offi
cers, alleging in'ono csso that a wo
man was shot because she resisted
government officer who tried to kiss
her, haa been submitted to tho Bute
department by Senor Castrlllo,
JAPAN MAKES LAND LAW.
Foreign Ownership to Hinge on Re
ciprocal Rights Aroad.
Toklo, May 3. Tho law relating to
foreigners' right of ownership of land
waa promulgated today.
It provides that foreigners domiciled
or resident in Japan, and .foreign Jurl
dical persons registered therein, shall
enjoy the right of ownership In land,
provided always that in tho countries
to which they belong such right Is ox-
tended to Japaneso juridicial persons.
Tho law is applicable only to fore
igners belonging to countries designa
ted by Imperial ordinance.
in the districts of Hokkaido, tor-
moan, Karafu and districts necessary
for national defence, foreigners are ue
barred from land ownership.
In case a foreigner or foreign Juri
dical person owning land ceases to bo
capable of enjoying right of ownership
such land shall accrue to the tlscus.
unless ho disposes of it within a per
lod of one year.
Fivo Fall Far, Unhurt.
Pasadena, Ca May 3. Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Wolfarth, their two child
ren and R, Tobey, of Covlna, were
hurled down a 200-foot precipice today
and though they fell on a pile of rocks
not one of the parly were hurt. Tho
skidding of tho automobile in which
they were riding up Scovllle Hill
caused the accident. Wolfarth, who
was driving, tried to round a sharp
curve in the trail skirting the creat of
the hill and the car went over the edge
of an almost perpendicular precipice.
lae automobile waa demolished.
Trains of Berries Sent.
Sacramento. Ca May 3. One hun
dred men aro busy here dally loading
cars with strawberries for shipment
norm ana cast by express. Mine car
loads went North to Portland and Se
attle last night as a solid train, another
carload being added at Davis. Five
cars also went East last night, con'
signed to Ogden and Salt Lake. Sat
urday night, ten carloards were ship
ped. I he demand from Oregon and
Washington markets is greater than
the supply, and Salt Lake and Ogden
markets have not yet been satisfied
Chinese Looters Pay Penalty.
Shanghai. China, May 3. The local
government officials are making vigor-
oua reprisals against the looters in
Changaha, subjecting them,. to torture
and in some cases executing them.
There is still evidence of opposition on
the part of the unoatojal governing
body or "gentry," to permitting for
eign business firm to reopen. Re
ports from up the river indicate that
conditions are auiet, but the oAcials
are taking all precautions.
Long I stand Shaken Up.
New York, May 8. Hempstead,
Mlneola, Garden City snd ether towns
of Long Island shook for 45 seeoods
this 'afternoon est the dot of 3 o'clock.
Crockery on the shelves and windows
in their sashes rattled loudly, Persona
on their feet felt the tremor sharply.
An earthquake was not thought of, but
Instant and numerous telephone In
quiries failed to bring news of any ea
TO AID CAUSE OF PFACE.
Ta'ft and Carnegie Dedicate I.OOO,-
OOO Bureau Home.
Washington, April 27. Tho magnifi
cent new marble building of tho Inter
national Bureau of American Republics
within a Btono's throw of the White
House was dedicated in the name of
universal peace today.
President Taft joined with Andrew
Carnegie, Secretary Knox, Senator
Root and Senor do la Bera, the Mexi
can ambassador, as representative of
the Latin-American republics, in pro
phecies of peaco among the 21 Ameri
can republics, and pledged themselves
to strlvo for that happy state. Mr.
Carnegie went so far as to express tho
hopo that Canada, with tho consent of
Great Britain, would somo day join the
family of peaceful American republics.
Tho president called out general
laughter by referring to tho contro
versy between Theodore Roosevelt and
Mr. Carncglo two years ago at the lay
ing of tho cornerstone of tho building
"They difforcd as to tho methods by
which peace should bo obtained," Bald
tho president, "but that both were
earnest and strenuous and determined,
to havo peace there was no doubt."
"Hear, hear," shouted Mr. Camcgio
aa tho laughter died away.
Tho new butldng, a gift of Mr. Car
negie, won tho admiration of all who
passed within the bronze portals this
afternoon and at the reception tonight,
at which President Taft and Mr. Car
ncglo headed tho receiving party.
ZEPPELIN AIRSHIP LOSING.
Accident, In Which Hundreds Could
Not Ssve Craft, Turns Opinion.
Berlin, April 27. German aeronauts
aro asking whether tho destruction of
tho airship Zeppelin II at Wellburg
will not I provo 'a fatal blow to the
school of rigid airship construction.
There he been manifested lately a dis
position in army circles to oppose fur
ther purchaso of airships of tho Zep
pelin typo on the ground that thoy are
too unwlcldly to meet varying condi
tions of4 actual service. In the latest
accident It was noted that'tho crow of
several hundred men under experienced
officers was unablo to keep tho enorm
ous framowork from blowing away,
whereas tho ship of tho non-rigid typo
could have been deflated and saved.
Tho Zeppelin craft has enjoyed
marked preference In tho German
army, owing to tho personality of in
ventor and tho personal support given
him by tho kaiser. Lately, howover,
aeronauts havo been inclined to the
adoption of a more clastic and mora
easily managed type. This.lateat ac
cident lends argument in favor of such
NORWEGAIN POET DEAD.
BJornstjema BJornson Succumbs While.
In Paris for Treatment.
Paris, April 27 BJomstJeme BJorn
son. the Norwegian noet novelist
dramatist, reformer and advocate or
universal peace, died here tonight,
surrounded by his fsmilv. Hli end
The last serious illness of the nov
elist extended over nearly a yoar. Ha
was broucht to Paris for aneclal tn.it.
mcnt in the esrly part of last Novem
ber, accompanied by his wife and
daughter, a physician and nurse, and
during part of tho Journey traveled.
with tho klner of Denmark In thn.
king's private car.
In Paris, howover, -he was unable to.
receive tho treatment for arterlo scler
osis, from which he was suffering, but.
notwithstanding, he showed marked
improvement for a time, duo entirely
to his wonderful vitality.
Again In February his death waa nr.
pected momentarily, but tho crisis
passed, though loavlng him less ablo to.
withstand tho next attack; During
the last week It was snnnrnnt hn mnM'
not hold out much longer. Prior to his
death he was conscious for somo. hours.
Gotham Awaits Weston.
New York. Anrll 27.Mnvnr r.
grantcd permission today for Edward
n .if .i i ,
i uy sun wi'Bion to tramp uown uroad
way with an escort of pollco when he
arrives horo. Weston will nrohahlv
reach tho city late Frldav. 7fi dava.
after his start from Los Ano-rW H Jnn.
miles SWBV. and 16 dava ahnnrl nt Ma
schedule, At tho'clty hall Weston will
bo received bv Mavor Gavnnr. tn whnm
he will present a letter from the mayor'
of Los Anffelea. Weatnn will tnn at
Schenectady tonight. Weston's aver-
ago each day la 45 1-3 miles.
Honest Official Loses,
PittsburiT. Am-ll 27. In anven warrU
Of the Citv todav. sn-clal AWtlnna nf
select and common coancilmen were.
held to fill the places of those who re
signed after being indicted for graft
In the twentieth want tlanrtr TT
Riley, one of the "Immaculate six" in
the common cooneil In 1R9R. uhan k
alleged bribing was going on, was de-
icaieu ior common council. Klley, It
Waa testified In the earlv nart nt th.
graft prosecutions, was one of the six
men "who could not bo reached."
Socialists Stone Count.
Vienna. Anrll 27. Count AlhartAn.
ponyl, the ex-Hungarian minister of
Worship, whose mi est ThewforA Vnnaa.
velt waa on his trip to Budapest, waa.
attacked at a political meeting at Tem
sevar Sundav nleht hv a mwrl nt fan.
delists. They bombarded his can-Ian
with stones and eggs and cudgelled the
count severely. After daanaratA af.
orts, the coachman forced the horses
through the mob and the count took
reiuge tin the htrhop's palace.
Bedell Accused of Sugar Fraud.
New York. Anrll 87 f?aniw S
Bloll wWr. ... .LI. .1.-1. T
F. Vail, formerly deputy surveyor ef
the port, and who had charge of the
weighing eWpartsaenf, was arrested to-. '
day on an indietment charging eea
spiraey to defraud the government eut
of owtosas duties on sugar, maeateai,
Ige, cheese, and otherinerehandiaa.
wvtttvi tm essatsjii vasjinUB ftH
ZurlatV Anrll 9 Tha ,xUa.A4
fa. C BS ? M
here efteially reports that Honey's
eoc&et waa visiwe 10 tae. naked eye fer
55 minutes before dawn today. Its
Bosltieaa waa dae east. int iW ka.
heriaeB. There was ne trace, aeweveav
el the toll, area with the talis up s. '