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NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief.
Mexican rebels fired on United
States troops along the Texas border.
Indications are that the cotton tariff
will be made even lover than at first
W. E. Corey, ex-head of the Steel
trust, says steel prices were fixed at
J. P. Morgan says he favors com
bination under supervision rather than
Prominent railroad men admit that
free passes are still used to influence
The British government will leave
the surffage question open in the
house of commons.
Not only will the inaugural ball be
dispensed with, but it has been decid
ed to dispense with the official recep
Jews throughout the East have con
triubted over $200,000 towards the
support of the Hebrew Union college
Postal inspectors have unearthed an
illicit brokerage in stolen postage
stamps amounting to several millions
of dollars yearly.
The walls of an implement building
at McKinney, Tex., collapsed and fell
on an adjoining department store, kill
ing eight and injuring 15.
After being deadlocked since Jan
uary 2, the West Virginia legislature
has elected Samuel V. Woods, a Dem
ocrat, as president of the upper house.
Cipriano Castro, enraged at tele
grams showing that he ordered the
killing of certain of his opponents, or
ders inspection officials from his
The mayor of Tacoma refused to sit
at the table with Dr. Cook, the al
leged discoverer of the North Pole, at
a banquet given by the commercial
club of that city.
The Turkish people repudiated the
peace agreement made by their lead
ers with the Balkan allies, shot the
principal minister, and declare they
will hold Adrianople or perish in the
Heavy snows are again falling in the
Cascade mountains and transconti
nental roads fear another blockade.
Governor Wilson has introduced in
the state legislature of New Jersey
seven bills for the regulation of
Secretary Knox declares foreign
shipping is not menaced by the pro
posed Panama canal tolls, and wishes
to leave the matter to a special adjust
A Chicago detective was killed in a
fight with a much-wanted auto bandit
whom he had trapped.
Portland's city jail is so crowded
there are not enough bunks, so the
prisoners sleep by turns.
Inquiry into the alleged Telephone
trust has been turned over to the In
terstate Commerce commission.
Wheat—Bluestem, 92c per bushel;
forty-fold, 87c; club, 86c; Fife, 85c;
red Russian, 85c.
Oats—s27 per ton.
Barley—s24 per ton.
Yellow corn—Sacked, $29 per ton;
mixed corn, sacked, $28.50.
Millstuff — Bran, $25 ton; shorts,
$27 per ton; middlings, $34; alfalfa
meal, $22; oil meal, $40; scratch,
Hay—Eastern Washington timothy,
$19@20 per ton; wheat hay, $18; al
falfa, $13@14; mixed hay, $17@18;
Eggs—Select ranch, 27c dozen.
Poultry—Live hens, 15@16c pound;
old roosters, 10c; this year's chickens,
16(rfl8c; ducklings, 18c; squabs, $3
dozen; guinea fowl, live, $7@9 dozen.
Ranch Butter— 32@33c pound.
Apples—New, firstname.lastname@example.org per box.
Cranberries—slo@ 11.50 barrel.
Pears—Fancy Eastern Washington,
$1.50(« 1.75 box.
Honey—New, $email@example.com per case.
Dressed beef — Prime beef steers,
136f13ic pound; dressed cows, 12|c;
heifers, Nos. 1 and 2, 13c.
Dressed yea pound.
Dressed pork—l2c pound.
Dressed mutton—Ewes, lie pound;
wethers, 12c; spring lamb, 13@13Jc.
Vegetables — Almonds, 18@19c
pound; artichokes, $firstname.lastname@example.org dozen;
beets, $1 sack; bell peppers, 15@20c
pound; Brussels sprouts, 9c pound;
cabbage, $email@example.com; red, 3c pound; car
rots, 75c<ff$l sack; cauliflower, $2.50
crate; celery, California, $1 dozen;
$5.50@6 per crate; eggplant, 25c
pound; garlic, 8@10c; horseradish,
8@10c; lettuce, hothouse, $firstname.lastname@example.org
box; California, $2.50<a3 per case;
onions, California, $email@example.com per sack;
Fanno, $1.50; green, 30c per doz;
Oregon, $1.25 per sack; parsley, 30c
dozen; potatoes, on track, $11@14 per
ton; sweet, California, 2J@ 3ic
pound; radishes, California, 30c per
dozen; rhubarb, 12J@15c; squash,
Hubbard, $1.75@2; tomatoes, fancy,
4-basket, $1.50 per box; hothouse,
$1.25@2 per box; turnips, new, $1@
1.25 per sack; yellow, $1.25; wal
nuts, 17J@18c pound.
GREAT BRITAIN IS ANSWERED
Knox Insists Foreigm Ships Are
Not Menaced by Tolls.
Washington, D. C. — Secretary
Knox's reply to the British protest
against the exemption of American
coastwise shipping from Panama canal
tolls assures the British government
that domestic coastwise trade will
not be permitted to extend operations
into foreign competitive fields.
The reply also gives assurance that
increased tolls will not be laid on for
eign shipping to balance the remission
to American ships.
If Great Britain is not satisfied with
these points America proposes a spe
cial commission of adjustment.
The communication is devoted to the
purpose of reducing to the smallest
point and number the issues upon
which the two governments failed to
agree and as to these—only two—it is
contended that they are entirely sus
ceptible of adjustment by diplomatic
means and without recourse to arbi
If this course should not prove ac
ceptable to the British government, it
is suggested that the whole contro
versy be referred to a special commis
sion of inquiry, provision for which
was made in the unratified Knox-
Bryce general arbitration treaty.
That convention was approved by the
senate with an amendment which cur
tailed the power of the special com
mission of inquiry to merely investi
gate and report, and refused to permit
the commission to bind either country
to a course of arbitration in its find
PEACE MOVE IS REPUDIATED
Turkish Cabinet Forced Out and
Nazim Pasha Shot.
Constantinople —A crisis in Turkish
affairs came Friday with dramatic sud
deness. The grand vizier, Kiamil
Pasha, and the Ottoman cabinet re
signed, and Mahmoud Shefket Pasha,
formerly minister of war and com
mander of the constitutional army
which enthroned Mehmed V as sultan,
was appointed grand vizier.
In a great demonstration of the peo
ple in the streets, Nazim Pasha, for
mer war minister and commander-in-
chief of the army, was shot dead.
Enver Bey and Talaat Bey had given
explicit orders that no blood should be
shed. But Nazim Pasha's aide-de
camp fired from a window of the porte
at Enver Bey and his companion, and
they returned the fire. Their bullets
killed Nazim Pasha himself.
In spite of this tragedy there was
no disturbance of order elsewhere.
Thursday the grand council pro
nounced in favor of peace almost at
any price. Friday a vast crowd,
drawn from all classes, declared for
war rather than peace without Adrian
ople. Because the crowd was backed
by general public opinion, the govern
ment surrendered and relinquished
office, making way for the same men
whom the popular movement brought
to the top after the revolution of 1908
NEW LINE TO BE SHORT CUT
Harriman to Clip 475 Miles From
Spokane-Los Angeles Run.
Los Angeles—Fully 475 miles will
be clipped from the distance between
Los Angeles and Spokane by the pro
posed railroad to be built by the Har
riman interests in the north.
Los Angeles officials of the Southern
Pacific railroad declare that the sur
vey for the new road has been practi
cally completed. The length will be
1170 miles. This is only 100 miles
longer than the shortest route between
Spokane and San Francisco.
According to the latest information,
the proposed line will extend from
Spokane to Lewiston, along the Snake
river to the Oregon Short Line, from
Nampa to Winnemucca, to Hazen, to
Owenyo, to Mojave, thence to Los
Homes of 120,000 to Go.
Paris —The problem of finding ac
commodation for 120,000 people, who
are to be evicted from their dwellings
owing to the sale of the antiquated
fortifications of Paris to city authori
ties by the French government, is now
before the Municipal council for solu
tion. The space occupied by the 21
--mile wall encircling Paris and the
"firing zone," 500 yards in width,
facing it, is to be converted into pub
lic parks. This space is now covered
by many thousand ramshackle houses,
occupied by the poorer working people.
Naval Militia Helped.
Washington, D. C— The Naval mil
itia would be put upon a new footing
by a bill passed Friday by the senate.
It provides for the treatment of the
Naval militia as a part of the regular
navy, in the same way that the Na
tional guard is now related to the reg
ular army. Enlistments in the Naval
militia would make its members sub
ject toScall by the president in time of
war. The bill has been strongly in
dorsed by the War department.
Fifty Carried on Ice Floe.
Little Sturgeon, Wis.—Fifty fisher
men, more than half the male popula
tion of this village, were swept out in
Lake Michigan Friday night when a
large floe of ice from which they were
fishing cracked and floated away from
the shore. Some of the men were res
cued in small boats, some swam to
shore and two remained on the floe all
NEWS OF UWIMKE^ATj^m
A Brief Resume of Proceedings of the People's "^Sf^
at the State Capital, Bills Introduced, Passed, Rejected, Etc
SENATE KILLS JUNKET BILL
Measure Passed by House Gets
Olympia—The senate crushed the
$8,500 junketing trip around the state
by the entire legislature, to inspect
state institutions, which the lower
house had decided on at a previous
The senate first made fun of,
laughed at and derided the plan; then
attempted to sidetrack it as unworthy
of the serious consideration of forty
two solons; then as a committee of
the whole indulged in twenty minutes
of what seemed horseplay over the
proposed jaunt, and finally expressed
the unanimity of its opposition to the
idea by turning it down without one
single dissenting vote.
Senator Peder Jensen, of Pierce,
and Senator Frank Jackson, of King,
who believed that benefit could be de
rived from such a trip, saw the hope
lessness of advocating the plan further
and declined to vote against the re
Not satisfied with turning down one
suggestion made by the house, the
senate thereupon proceeded to express
its disapproval also of the plan to hire
two lawyers at $1000 each to aid the
members in drawng up bills and pass
ing upon their constitutionality, but
in the end agreed upon a compromise,
by a vote of 25 to 15, to appropriate
$1000 to permit the attorney general
to hire further assistants if he is
swamped by too many proposed meas
ures and laws submitted to him for
HARBOR LAND PROBE SOUGHT
Washington Legislators Attack Se-
attle Waterfront Owners.
Olympia —If a resolution which is to
be made special order of business in
the house is adopted, an investigation
will be begun at once to determine the
ownership of harbor property in Seat
tle and other cities on Puget Sound, of
an estimated value of $100,000,000.
The resolution was introduced by
Houser, of King county, who made a
bitter fight for its immediate adoption
but lost by a small vote.
In a fiery speech Representative
Houser outlined his contentions, de
claring that the present owners of
practically the entire Seattle water
front where docks are located, and the
waterfronts of Tacoma, Olympia and
other Puget Sound cities, have no just
titles. He asserted that the dock
property is being held fraudulently
and flayed the holders in no uncertain
After his fight, which was backed
by other house leaders, including Rep
resentative Murphine, leader of the
Bull Moosers, an attempt was made to
have the house adopt the measure and
have Speaker Taylor appoint a com
mittee to begin an investigation at
once. There was a storm of protest
which kept the house in a state of
confusion for nearly an hour. The
measure was sent to the printer with
instructions to rush copies back.
START INTERSTATE BRIDGE
Three Bills In House All Favor
Olympia — Three bills, containing
all the provisions necessary for the ap
propriation by the legislature of
Washington's share of the cost of the
proposed Pacific Highway bridge over
the Columbia between Portland and
Vancouver, were introduced in the
house by Representative McCoy.
The bills were referred to the ap
propriations committee. This action
was followed by the appointment of a
joint house and senate committee to
investigate the proposed bridge and to
confer with a like committee of the
The committee comprises Represen
tatives Kennedy, McArdle and Aagard
and Senators French and Nichols.
They will confer with the Oregon com
mittee as soon as possible and arrange
a date for a meeting at Vancouver.
The first bill introduced by McCoy
authorizes the construction of the
bridge jointly with Oregon, provides
for an appropriation of $750,000 and
creates a commission to represent this
state in the planning and building of
The second provides a special tax
levy of J mill during 1913 and 1914 to
cover the cost of this and other Co
lumbia river bridges.
In the third bill provision is made
for granting power to county commis
sioners to aid in the construction of
bridges and the acquisition of prop
erty required and providing for the
issuance of bonds to pay the cost.
In the first bill there is granted an
easement over all shore lands adjacent
to the Washington side without rental
or other compensation.
House Kills Direct Election.
Olympia—The house back-fired on
the adoption of a resolution confirming
the congressional act providing for the
direct election of United States sena
tors. Because of the fact that a cer
tified copy of the proposed constitu
tional amendment has not been re
ceived, the house voted to hold the
question in abeyance until the con
gressional act can get here from
Washington, D. C, a copy having
been ordered by telegraph. The
house bill providing for a $20,000,000
for road building was killed.
TO EXEMPT WORKING TOOLS
Bill Aids Farmers and Mechanics
Olympia — New bills in the house
include one to have personal property,
such as househould furniture and farm
ers' and mechanics' tools, exempt
from taxation, and a measure to have
towns and cities at local option elec
tions vote on whether they want dis
pensaries or not. This measure pro
poses to do away with saloons as they
now exist, and to have liquor sold in
the original packages and only one
dispensary to every 10,000 inhabitants
or fraction thereof.
Registration of every voter in the
state is provided in a bill introduced
in the upper house of the Washington
legislature by Senator Wilburn Fair
child, of Pierce county.
Once the change has been made,
however, it is not expected to prove
burdensome to country residents, from
whom registration has not been re
quired previously, for the following
If the person registered uses the
elective franchise he will not have to
register again until after five elections
have been held, the act of voting con
He may register before the county
auditor or, if this is not convenient,
with any justice of the peace or notary
The proposed prohibition amend
ment to the state constitution reads:
"On and after the first day of July,
1915, the manufacture, sale, use, gift,
barter, trading or advertising of all
vinuous, malt,' distilled, alcoholic,
spiritous or other intoxicating liquors,
as a beverage, is prohibited in the
state of Washington.
"The above section shall not be
construed to apply to the making and
use of sweet cider and all unfermented
juice of the grape."
Senator Davis introduced the bill at
the request of the W. C. T. U. The
understanding is that the anti-saloon
league may not back this bill at the
present time, preferring to work for a
measure already introduced in the
ALAN RACE TRACK IS SCORED
Washington Asks Idaho to Erase
"Fool Blot on State."
Olympia—By the adoption of a joint
memorial requesting the Idaho legisla
ture to suppress horse racing and pool
selling in that state, the Washington
legislature hopes to bring to an end
the race track conducted at Alan, Ida
ho, near the Washington state line.
A memorial with that purport was in
troduced in the senate by Senator
Hutchinson, and it is thought will be
adopted by both houses. It received
the indorsement of the senate memor
The race track at Alan and the pool
selling which is permitted in other
parts of the state is described in the
memorial as "a foul blot on your
state, which should be wiped out."
The interest of the Washington legis
lature in the proposition is the fact
that the track is near Spokane and at
tracts hundreds of people from that
city and other towns in Washington.
To the track the memorial attributes
the downfall of hundreds of Washing
ton young men.
"The Alan race track is a curse to
Idaho and Washington," said Senator
Hutchinson in introducing the pro
posed memorial. "It is really a
greater curse to Washington than Ida
ho because it gains its patronage from
Washington. I do not believe the
people of Idaho generally know of the
conditions, or they would have sup
pressed the track long ago."
FOR STATE TO MAKE POWDER
Senate Would Protect Landowner
Olympia—ln the senate a bill has
been introduced to haye the state
make powder for the benefit of the
small landowner who is clearing his
property of stumps.
Among the other senate bills intro-"
duced was one to have eggs classified
when offered for sale according to
time held in cold storage, and where
laid, and also to have them labeled,
the first-class being marked "guaran
teed strictly fresh."
The new liquor bills include a pro
posed constitutional amendment for
state-wide prohibition and one to pre
vent common carriers delivering wet
goods in dry districts.
In the senate the resolution passed
by the house, providing for the ap
pointment of two attorneys to assist
the attorney general in scrutinizing
bills to see that they are perfectly
drafted, was referred to the commit
tee of judiciary, and is supposed to
have been killed by that action.
To Create Municipal Saloons.
Olympia— In the house a bill has
been introduced by Representative
Farnsworth providing for the creation
of municipal liquor dispensaries. The
plan is to let the people pass on the
question of abolishing all saloons in a
community and creating a city saloon,
to be conducted by the city, and be
managed by persons under direction
either of the mayor or chief of police.
The liquor measures are expected to
stir up a lively fuss in both branches
and in the committees before final set
T. R. TAKES HAND IN STRIKE
Visits Garment Workers and Rec
New York—Colonel Roosevelt has
interested himself in the garment
workers' strike in this city. In com
pany with Miss Madeline Doty and
Miss Gertrude Barnum, the latter an
organizer of the International Ladies'
Garment Workers' union, he visited
several halls in the East Side used by
white goods, kimono and , wrapper
workers who are on strike. Afterhis
visit he said that he would confer with
Senator Salant, the only Progressive
state senator, urging him to recom
mend that an investigating committee
be appointed by the state legislature
to inquire into conditions on the East
Side in the various trades. At one of
the halls Colonel Roosevelt was taken
at first for a factory inspector and was
not cordially greeted. When his
identity was learned, however, the
strikers were ready enough to talk
freely in response to his inquiry as to
how much they earned. One of the
girls standing nearby announced that
Ex-Commander of the Turkish army,
who was murdered by rebellious Turks
who repudiate the peace term made
with the Balkan states.
she received $2.40 a week. Of this,
she said, $1.20 was spent weekly for
carfare to and from her home in Yon
Another girl said she received $3.50
a week, and that in order to "make
both ends meet" it was necessary for
her to walk to and from her place of
RIVALRY HIT ARSON TRUST
"Independent" Operators Did Good
New York —Competition has hurt
the arson business in New York City.
The grand jury which has indicted sev
eral property owners and insurance ad
justers, alleged to be members of the
so-called "arson trust," has learned
that a large group of independent
operators is responsible for nearly as
many fires as is the "trust" itself.
Isidor Stein, "Izzy the Painter," who
has been the chief source of informa
tion regarding recent incendiarism
here, promised to give the district at
torney the names of the principl "in
Abraham Schlichten, one of those
indicted, entered a plea of guilty. He
begged for mercy and promised to tell
the names of 30 persons not yet ar
rested who had allowed members of
the "trust" to set fires in their build
ings and who received part of the pro
Chicago — Three confessions were
obtained, by Assistant State's Attor
ney Johnson in the investigation of
the so-called "arson trust." Two
who confessed are business men, who
told the prosecutor that because of
business reverses, they consented to
have their places fired when public ad
justers pointed out to them how easy
it would be to collect the insurance.
Taft Keeps Old Custom.
Washington, D. C. — White house
officials announce that President Taft
expects to observe one of the ancient
customs of the inauguration, abandon
ed by his predecessor, and will ride
back up Pennsylvania avenue from the
Capitol to the White house with his
successor. This custom was broken
by Colonel Roosevelt four years ago
when he hurried from the Capitol to
the Union railroad station to catch a
train for Oyster Bay, leaving Mr. Taft
to make the journey back up the ave
nue with Mrs. Taft at his side.
Banker Gives Warning:.
Washington, D. C.—That it is not
unreasonable but wholly in accordance
with past experience • to expect "for
some time in the future a financial
panic similar to the one in 1907," was
the declaration of Representative
Glass, of Virginia, chairman of the
subcommittee of the house committee
on banking and currency, in an address
at the convention 'of the national
chamber of commerce. No one could
tell, he said, when one would come.
Woman Would Ship Self.
Elgin, 111. —Perplexities which have
arisen in the Elgin postoffice since the
beginning of the parcel post services
were overshadowed when Postmaster
Hemmens received a letter from Mrs.
Mary Phillips, of Elgin, asking what
the rate would be to ship herself to
Washington, D. C.
Republicans May Retaliate
Taft Is Opposed.
Precedent Requires That Appoint.
ments of Out-going President
be Approved by Opponents.
Washington, D. C—No one seenu
to know at this time what disposition
the senate will make ultimately of the
thousands of nominations submitted
this session by President Taft. Gen.
erally, Democratic senators are in f a .
vor of preventing confirmation, so that
all the offices affected shall become
vacant March 4, and then be filled by
Democrats. But Democratic senti
ment is not unanimous, and quite a
few of the present minority and soon.
to-be majority party are disposed to
allow the Republicans to clear up their
slate before the Taft administration
Several times the Democrats of the!
senate have caucused on the question!
of nominations, yet they have reached I
no binding agreement as to policy,
rather playing for delay, in the hope
that something may develop to point
the proper course to them. For it is
acknowledged that there are two sides
to the question of holding up Republi
can nominations during a Republican
administration. For instance, prece
dent decrees that nominations made by
a Republican president shall be con
firmed during his administration, ex
cept in cases where appointees are per
sonally objectionable to some senator
or senators. That was the policy in
the days of Cleveland, and Harrison,
But more than this, if the Demo
crats of the present senate, by filibus
ter or other means, undertake to pre
vent the confirmation of all the Taft
appointments, now pending or to be
submitted later this session, they will
arouse Republican senators, and it will
be quite as easy for Republicans in
the next senate to hold up the nomina
tions of President Wilson, and thus
embarrass the incoming administra
tion. Some Republicans even go so
far as to threaten to hold up the Wil
son cabinet nominations next March,
unless the Democrats agree to allow
the present senate to vote on Republi
can nominations now before the sen
ate. And it is quite within the power
of any senator or group of senators to
hold up even the cabinet appointments.
EXPRESS TRAIN IS WRECKED
Southern Pacific Derailed By At
Oregon City, Or.— An unsuccessful
attempt to derail and rob the San
Francisco Express of the Southern Pa
cific was made here Saturday night as
the train was approaching Oregon
A pile of ties was thrown across the
tracks at Sixteenth street and Rail
road avenue (the tracks), just within
a few rods of the trestle across Aber
nethy creek. The train crashed into
the ties at a good speed, but only four
of the cars were derailed, the train
traveling more than eight blocks and
across the trestle before stopping com
pletely or before the cause of the
trouble was learned.
The train carries ten cars, including
one tourist sleeper, four standard Pul
mans, baggage and express cars and
three coaches. Instead of jumping the
rails the engine scattered the ties,
some of which were carried in front
of the engine eight blocks. Several
were carried four and five blocks en
tirely across the trestle.
The train was n6t damaged when
the four cars left the rails. They
were replaced in quick time. That a
disaster was narrowly averted is de
clared by the railway officials. That
the idea of the would-be robbers was
to derail the train and send it into the
ditch 50 feet beneath the trestle the
railway authorities assert.
Serum Held at One Million.
Berlin—That Dr. Friedmann wants
$1,000,000 for the American rights to
his tuberculosis serum, is the state
ment made here. German physicians
strongly condemn what they call his
"non-ethical attitude." They go s0
far as to say that he is more concerned
injthe monetary than in the humani
tarian aspect of his discovery. Dr-
Friedmann has so far failed to carry
out his promise of submitting a cult
ure to the government. He denies
that mercenary motives govern bis
Liners Keep Company.
New York — La Savoie, of the
French line, and the Campania, of the
Cunard line, arrived at about the same
hour Sunday, after voyages across the
Atlantic in which they were almost al
ways in sight of each other. The pas
sengers exchanged many wireless
greetings and a few bet with those
aboard the companion vessel as to
which would reach the pier first. The
Campania won by less than *n
Turkey Gets $10,000,000 Advance.
London—The Constantinople corres
pondent of the Daily Telegraph learns
that a contract has been signed, under
which the Ottoman government wi'l
obtain an advance of $10,000,000, to
be reimbursed out of the loan in con
nection with the new concession f°r
the Metropolitan Railways of Constan