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Is a ,ri (t.iir mi.nHui.il, B.jiUliI.11 naaaaiwlan. raw kfraVArfWaV A Aft A BtJ fOHTI.AIOD. DAILY. f ti uAmerica,, Willamett Slongb Roate Lmt Bt. llnlenf. :80 A M Arrive nt Portland. .10:80 A M l.o. lArUn,l 1:30 PM Arrive el bt. Ueleoi. 8.-00 P M Will Carr" Nalhlne Ml raoaii- r ' : grrf Md r'att Freigbl. ,.'' . mil ttOOO. Ma. tar. frl ,....! , out no ahIIIim. 1. tlta bent mid tiirmi'iitii nhmit a pinoei all , , l,,imIIi,m on your va. NI!W MAVPN, CONN. 'lmw.Mtaa NEWS OF THE WEEK fn a Condensed Form lor Busy Readers. Our HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A R.iuma of th Let ImpbrUnt but Not Lata Interesting Event of th Past Week. Henalor Ileylinrn, of Idaho, haa giv en waning that lie will fight foreet re terTea to the U.t. ll.llour haa reaigneil aa Brltiali pre mier and Cauipbell-Ilannerman lia been .uminoned to take charm. Klre iiaa deatroyad the pattern .tor age Iioom of the Illinois Hleel company at Chicago, entailing a loea Of $1,000, 000. Hecretary Bonaparte recommend, the building ol the new dry dork at the Puget tound navy yard to coat 11,250,- 000. ' Hint, and dlaordera continue through, oat Uuaiia, and a Uerman Kjuadion i. readv to aealat the czar In flight, if ne ceerary. (The alliea ara not meeting with much autre, in aacoring their duiu.nd. on the aultan, and have aeiied anothei laiand. Bacretary Hitchcock la so Impreeeed with the Klamath project that be will Mt aaida 12,000,000 more to complete the work. Onlv tart tilara. vara vacant In the annate at roll call on the opening day, viivneu, oi uregon. ano carton, oi Knaaa, not responding to their names. Congreeaman Ixirimer, of Chicago, wanU congreea to appropriate 131,000, 000 for a M-foot channel from the Chi cago drainage canal to the Miaaiaaippi. Attorney General Moody eaya rebates are .till being given by railroada, al Uilmgli the practice ia not ao general. His plan to remedy preeent troubles is, when special favor is discovered to have been given one shipper, make thai .peciel favor the future rate. , Mora troops have mutinied In Po land. Ileney will conduct the land fraud trials in Portland. An explosion in a Wyoming coal mine killed 18 men. Chicago and Milwaukee are now con nected by an nlectiic railway. There haa been a violent qnarrel be tween the caai and Grand Duke Vladi mir., A Urge part of Moscow, Russia, has been destroyed by fir set by revolu tionists. W. C. Bristol haa taken the oatb of office as United Bute. District attorney for Oregon. An unknown person threw a missile through a window of President Roose velt special train. General Corbin haa declined to be chief of ataff becanse.be says he is not entitled to the rank. ; A number of sbeepherders, are missing- in Montana and it ia believed they have been f roten to death. Panama and foreign capitalists are endeavoring to get permifsion to build a railroad across the isthmus. A great swindling scheme has been eiposed in Chicago in which two of Oregon' land laud fraud artist were the principals. Meriwether has been acquitted ol manslaughter. He and Midshipman Branch fought and the latter died as a result of the fight. Turkey will not yield to the powers and want to fight. Corean at Seoul are fighting against Japanese dictatorship. Hermann' trial haa been postponed until after congress on account of the pre of business. Tho Washinston congressional dele gation il working up plans lor a united effort to induce Hitohcoc to indorse some Washington irrigation project. A loss of 149 lives, 70 vessels and nearly (7,000,000 haa been sustained in the three great storms on the Great Lakes this season. The Trans-Mississippi congres has gisaued a pamphlet calling on congress to make an appropriation for carrying on work at the mouth of the Columbia. W. 0. Bristol has been appointed United Bates district attorney for Ore- gon, B. I.. Eddy register, ana J. M. Uwrence receiver ot the Roseburg land office. Rnportaof further disasters during the recent storm on Lake Superior. The last vessel reported lost is the steamer Ira 11. Owen, carrying a crew of ltf men. ,The president is behind a movement to investigate the Standard Oil. Owing to the' recent embexalement from the Seattle assay oflloe and a feel ing among Alaskan miners that the graft haa not been stopped much of the gold from the north is likely to go to San Francisco tor some time. Land t aud revelations are coining i Nebraska. Marqul Ito y JPn doe not in tend to annex Corea. RUSH FOft.PL.ACE8. All Member of Cona;rs Looking for 8eat on Committee. Washington, Dec. 6. Senator and representatives are devoting much time to the procurement of g tod com mittee places and chairmans'iips; that is, the vast majority are engaged in this pursuit. Some few of the old timers who are already comfortably fixed are not bothered, but their nam ber is comparatively sm.ll. Speaker Cannon i being over whelmed by request for committee assignments, and is being flooded with all manner of letters from men of in fluence, who are working 1n 'behalf of some of the struggling congressmen, lie ha 40 applicant, for every good committee vacancy, and he probably has a dozen endorsements of every ap plicant. But he is gradually getting to the bottom, and soon will be able to announce the slate aa he intend it shall stand during the Fifty-ninth con gress. In the senate, where committee are appointed by a special committee, yet to be selacted, there is no such on slaught as -fa in evidence about the speaker's office. Senator Fulton is the only member of the Oregon delegation who is in line for promotion, for be is the only mem ber who is at liberty to participate in the work of congress. As previously in dicated in thene dispatches, Senator Fulton will probaby be made chairman of the committee on claims, and there is a long chance that be will become a member of the committee on commerce, the mighty committee that handle all river and harbor bills, as well aa other legislation relating to commerce, other than interstate commerce. Senator Piles, being a member new of the 'senate, will probably not get very good committees. New members are never given desirable committee placee. It is a rule of the senate to give the best, positions to men of the longest aervice, and this leave little that is desirable for the new senators. It I quite impossible to tell wbat place Piles will get, though be would be pleased with membership On naval affairs, because of tbe Puget sound navy yard. Seuator Ankeny is almost certain to secure the cbaimanihip of the commit tee on irrigation. This is a very desir able place for him because he is thor oughly familiar with irrigation, and understands the subject. Moreover, as chairman of that committee be could doubtless do much to aid tbe state of Washington in getting better recogni tion under tbe National reclamation law than it 'has received op to this time. Over at the house end there in not much change in sight for tbe Washing ton members. Cnshman has one good commmittee place, on interstate and foreign commerce, where he will get an early chance to go on record on tbe railway rate question, and he has one other committee, private land claim. Representative Jones is a member of the river and harbor committee and ia perfectly satisfied to remain in that one place. He don't want anything better. Mr. Humphrey fared very well for a . new mem ber two years ago, get ting a place on merchant marine and flrfheriee, together with two lesser com mittees. Senator Heyburn, of Idaho was one ot tbe most unfortunate new senators in the matter of committee assignments two years ago. He secured the chair manship of the committee on manufac tures, his most important committee. He will be given better committee alignments than he bad in the last congress, but it is impossible to state wbat places he will get. Senator Dubois, being a Democrat, is on the minorit side of several im portant committees, but ia chairman of none, for minority senator have no chairmanships. His most important place at this time is on privileges and ele:tions, the committee that will re port on the Smoot case. On that com mittee Dubois ia considered the most drastic anti-Mormon member, and he will probably be prominently identified with the fight against Smoot. Cruelty on Ouster Boats. Baltimore, Dec. 5. The revenue cut ter Windom today returned from six days' cruise of investigation ol charges of cruelty to seamen employed on oyster boats. Daring the trip three captains of oyster vessels were arrested on charg es of cruelty, and four members of crew were taken off their vessels be cause they complained of ill treatment. United States District Attorney Kose said that as a result of this cruise the government will probably send a cutter out for a similar purpose two or three tims each season hereafter. Missionary Murder Investigated. Washington, Dec. 5. A cablegram received at the State department to night from Mr. Rockhill, at Pukin, says that Consul General Julius G. Lay, at Canton, China,- has completed bis in vestigation into the recent murder of five Presbyterian missionaries at Lien chow, in the Province of Canton. No details of the result ot tbe investigation are given. The report will be forward ed by the minister to Washington by mail. Long Mesaags by Wireless. Washington, Doc. 6. Commander Raehler. commandant ot the naval sta tion at Key West, reported to the Navy department that tne wireless station at Key West has received a message by wireless trom the station at Colon. The distance la about 1,000 nautical miles, and tbe Island ot Cuba lie di rectly across the line between the two point. ' X CONGRESS MEETS Hfty-Nintb Session- Is Called to Order lor Business. GREAT CROWD WITNESSES SCENE House Receive a Large Number of Bill and Resolutions 8enat Session I Brief. Washington, Dec. 5. The assemb ling yesterday of the member of tbe Fifty-ninth congress for their first ses sion was marked by no unusual inci dent, but it attracted to the eapitol crowd of spectator., who took lively interest in the proceeding. The day was beautiful. Tbe sun shone brightly and the air was keen. Society was out in force and filled tbe reserved galler ies, while visitors nnable to find seats roamed the corridor to catch glimpses of public men. ' In the senate tbe pro ceedings were brief, adjournment being taken after a session of 20 minutes ont of respect to the late Senator Piatt of Connecticut, but most of tbe spectators seemed to find quite aa much to interest them in observing the senators who re mained on the floor' after adjournment a they could have expected bad ibe session continued longer. Tbe house wa in session for more tbsn three hours, and, while the pro ceedings followed tbe program that has marked tbe opening of congress for many years, tbere was enough of inter est to hold an exceptionally large audi ence during the entire time. Cannon was re-elected speaker. BILLS OFFERED IN CONGRESS. fcvery ' Question Before Nation Cov ered by House Members. Washington, Dec. 5. A large num ber of bills and joint resolutions were introduced "in the house yesterday. They cover a large variety of subjects, including Philippine tariff, statehood, pensions, regulation of hour of em ployment in tbe executive department, merchant marine, increase of salaries of vice president and member of tbe cabinet, requiring corporation to make full reports of tbeir affair to the com missioner of corporations, increasing power of the Interstate Commerce commission, investigation of expendi tures on tbe Panama canal, ot insurance companies doing in interstate business, of cotton reports and of tbe condition ot child labor; provision for a six-year term for the president and election ol senators by direct vote. Admission ot Oklahoma and Indian Territory as one state was the subject of tbe first bill introduced in the house. The bill was prepared by Maguire, oi Oklahoma, and ia almost identical with the joint statehood bill ol the last ses sion. . Other bills and joint resolutions were introiuced as follows: 'Murphy (Mo.) to admit Oklahoma to the Union as a separate state; also for admitting In dian Territory aa a separate state, with the name Sequoiah. Lovering (Mass.) to place hides on tbe free list. Hearst (New York) to increase pow ers of the Interstate Commerce com mission and to expedite the final dis position of cases arising under the act to regulate commerce by creating an Interstate Commerce court (introduced by Hearst in the last congress) ; also tor the election., of senators by direct vote of the people and to enable the United States to acquire, maintain and operate electric telegraphs and to pay therefor by sale of bonds redeemable ont ol the net earnings. - SuUer (N. Y.) making Alaska a ter ritory with a delegate in congress. Underwood (Ala.) for tbe repeal of the 15th amendment to the constitu tion. Bonynge (Colo.) empowering the president to appoint' a board of three persons for the protection of children and animals. Hepburn (Ia.) amending Panama canal law so as to facilitate the sale of bond and appropriating (16,500,000 for immediate use. No New Bill for Oregon. ' -Washington, Doc. 5. No Oregon bills were introduced in congress yes terday, tbe state being without repre sentation in the bouse, and because of prompt adjournment no bill were in troduced in the senate.' Several Wash ington bills were introduced in the house, Representative Jones having a bill increasing tbe cost of tbe Spokane public building; Humphrey, authoris ing building at Everett and Belling ham, and Cushman, increasing the coat of the Tacoma bnilding and asking buildings fqr Olympia and Aberdeen. New Ship for the Navy. Washington, Dec. 6. Charle J. Bonaparte, secretary of the navy, today submitted his annual report, a 62-pae document, to -President Roosevelt. Tbe main points of the report are a recom mendation of the addition ot new ves sels to the navy, of which the estimat ed cost is (33,300,000, and the state ment that the department will investi gate and thoroughly enforce the regula tions against the principals in such in cident aa the fatal fistfigbt. One Million for Umatilla. Washington, Dec. 6. Secretary Hitchcock today authorised construc tion ol the Umatilla irrigation project and set aside Ont ot tbe reclamation fund (1,000,000 to defray all coat. CANCJEL8 ALLOTMENTS, .,....- .?-r "- Malheur and Palou.e Project. Hav . Too Many Orj'atacje. ) Washington, Dec. 4. Secretary Hitchcock bas canceled. tbe allotment of ' (2,250,000 for the Malheur. irriga tion project in Eastern Oregon, and tbe allotment of $2,800,000 for tbe falonstf project.. in Washington; which means, in substance, that there is no prospect tbaCeiftier project will be built by the governmeqt at-an- smly day. Tbe can celing of these allotments' does' not ne cessarily mean tbe entire abandonment ot either project;' it last ill possible that tbey may be const meted at some future time, but not until other pro ject have been bnilt in both state. The . Malheur allotment is canceled because that project is involved in so many obstacles that its early, construc tion is utterly impossible. Tbe secre tary see no immediate prospect of an adjustment with the owners of the wagon road lands, be sees no prospect of an early understanding with other landowners; be sess no Indication whatever that tbe govern men. t could build this project tor several years, even if it had tbe money to spend. He has therefore turned tbe Malheur allot ment back into tbe reclamation fund, in order that it may be expended else where. Tbe secretary cancels the Palonse allotment for very different reasons. This project will coat approximately (6,000,000, and is of such a nature that not an acre of land can be irri gated until tbe entire project ia com pleted. It cannot be built in units, as in tbe Klamath or Yakima country. Tbe secretary baa not (6,000,000 which be can spend in Washington at this time, and bas therefore decided tr post pone building tbe Palonse project nntil more fund are available, possibly for ten years or more. . Meanwhile, aa he informed the Washington delegation today, he will go ahead and bnild the Okanogan pro ject, for which he this afternoon allot ted (500,000. and it is believed tbat before long he will approve and autho rise the construction of the Tietan and Sunnyaide projects, 1 HEYBURN WANTS PURE DRUGS. Bill to Insure Unadulterated Fooda, Medicine and Liquors. Washington, Dec. 4. Federal con trol of foods, drag and liquor for the purpose of securing their purity is pro vided for in a comprehensive bill to be introduced in the senate, at an early date by Senator Heyburn, ot Idaho. Jurisdiction ot the government over these articles is declared in the meas ure when they become articles of in terstate or foreign commerce, and a penalty of a maximum fine of (500 and one year' imprisonment is pro vided for violators of the regulations set forth. . ' ' . ' " It is made unlawful to sell or manu facture any article of food, drugs, med icine or liquor which i adulterated or miabranded, or which contain any poison or deleterious substance. It term prohibit tbe introduction into the United States or insular possessions from a foreign country of foods, drugs and liquors which are not pure or are miabranded. The measure defines what shall con stitute misbranding and adulteration in tbe article over which it assumes jurisdiction. HAWAII WANTS PEOPLE. Offers inducements to Immigrant From America and Europe. Washington, Dec. 4. Active efforts have begun on the part of the govern ment of the Hawaiian islands to induce immigration from the United States and Europe. An immigration board was appointed by the governor. Tbe chairman of this board, A. L. C. At kinson, who is also secretary of the territory, is now in this country for the purpose of attending the immigra tion session of the Civic federation, to be held in New York. Mr. Atkinson today consulted at length regarding bis mission with Mr. Sargent, commis sioner general of Immigration. He has decided to present the inducements his government has to offer in the way of homesteads to settlers both to Ameri cans and to immigrants landing in this country, aa well as to the principal Eastern countries. : Largo tracts ol land have been set aside for settlers of this class. Judge Hunt Expects to Coma. Butte, Mont., Deo. 4. A Helena special to the Miner state that Federal Judge. W. H. Hunt, in ah interview to day, said that while ' he had not yet formally been called to Portland to try the timber land fraud case yet to be heard in tbat city, he expected that he would, having exchanged letter with Judge Gilbert on tbe matter. Next January 8, be thought, would be the opening day of the Federal court in Portland, at which time it was expect ed the timber fraud cases would come Open All Other Boxes. Kw York. Dec. 4. Preoaratlon to ask tbe courts for the opening of 1,000 ballot boxes, for the service of 600 writs of mandamus, and for the service of 6,000 orders on counsel and election inspectors, were made today by legal counsel for William R. Hearst, 'in his enntaat tor tha New York mavoraltv election. These plans were the result of the disclosures oi inaccuracies snown by the opening ot tour ballot . boxes Friday. ". - - ' :y ,: Russian Strika Affect Mill. . Piit.hnro P. TW. 4 It la feared that many ol tbe steel mills will be obliged to close Irom lace oi lerro-man-ganese. the supply of which has been cut off becaus of the strike in Russia. PLOT AGAINST CZAR Plan Was to Capture the- Entire Imperial Family.' CZAR'S BODY GUARD IMPLICATED Grand Duka Beli.ved to Head Move Hie .Object Being to Proclaim v ...,:,"' Himaelf Dictator, St. Petersburg, Dec; 2. It i re ported here tbat one of the grand duke plotted to arrest tbe czar at Tsarskoo- Selo, hil object being to proclaim him self dictator, refyingop his promise of complete reform to secure the support of the Socialist and working men. Owing to tne indiscretion of one of, the grand dnae's agent; the plot wa - disclosed to one of the ciar's ' ald-deJ camps, who promptly ordered the ar' ren ot 20 officer and 25 men in vari ous regiment., - ... Tbe discovery of this plot has caused, great consternation in court circle more than any revolutionary movement throughout the empire. Can't Trust Hi Body Guard. St. Petersburg, Dec. 2. Tbe guard arrested at Tsarskoe-Selo Thursday night and Friday . morning numbered 250, including 10 officers. Numerous rumors are current, including the asser tion tbat one of tbe grand dukes is in- -voWed in a' conspiracy against the em peror, bat none of them can be verified.' It only seems certain that no confidence, can be placed even in tne goard regi ments. Arrested -aoldiersv ate seen every day, escorted, b comrade with drawn iworda. ' .. St. Petersburg ia swarming with Cos sacks, the only troops against whom . tbere l no suspicion of disaffection. , It is understood tbat the whole Cos-, sack forces of tbe empire, some 650,- 000, will be mobilized. J .' " A conference was beM at 'Count Witte's residence last night to consider ' the domanda of the telegrapher. Count Witte baa declined to receive, a depnta- . tion from the flegraph and postal strikers, on the ground that .they re violating their duty to the state, bat he sent a note to the-depntation recom mending tbat the strikers address them- selves to their Immediate chiefs. - TRY TO DESTROY TREATY. Japanese Torpedo Boat Make Dar- ing Attack on Commitaion. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 2. The attempt to murder the peace delegates and de stroy the treaty between Japan and ' Russia, which was- drawn np by th plenipotentiaries in Portsmouth, and which was being sent to the mikado, was witnessed by officers and passen gers on board tbe Dakota, on the night of ber arrival in Yokohama. Dr. Wil liam Lopp, surgeon of the Dakota, in speaking of the incident, said: "Tbe whole thing happened the night of our arrival in Yokobama. We ' were lying in Mississippi bay, just out side of the breakwater. All the tor pedo boats and war vessels which ea- '' corted the peace commiasion were -drawn np in a long line. - .The. launch containing the delegation and the . treaty left the warship and started for . tbe landing. Suddenly one ot the tor- . pedo boats, anchored near tbe end of tbe line of battleships', slipped her cab.e and started tor tbe launch. - The torpedo boat .made for. her at a right angle coarse. . . "The people on Ibe launch saw the torpedo boat leave the line of craft and they knew -what was coming. "Tbe launch . wa&.alowand the torpedo boat ' came on like a comet, a Like shot from a cannon she rushed on, and in a I minute struck the launch, cutting her completely in two, and raced on into the darkness. We could 8? the men struggling in the water, and clinging to , the pieces of the wrecked boat. "Launches from the battleships were 1 at once sent to their rescue, and saved all but one of the occupants. The treaty was also saved." k Will Oppose Rate Bill. Cleveland, Dec. 2. Grand Chief Warren Stone, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, who announced in Buffalo a day or two ago that tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer would be active in tbe matter of rail road rate legislation, aaid tonight with reference to the plans of tbe organiza tion tbat the officers will outline cer tain views, which will be distributed to subdivisions, and from, there word will go to members oi the organization.. Mr. Stone added that the whole mat ter will be done in secret. More Troop Join Mutiny. Paris, Dec. 2. Special dispatches from St. Petersburg say that the cab men there have gone on strike. The government, the dippatcb.es say, in tends to adopt special measures to as sure the dispatch ot officiahmessage. The Warsaw correspondent of tbe Eclair say that at Grodno artillery, men have been arreeted-ior tbe Ir re fusal to suppress popular demonstra tions. At Chenstopovo the dragoon mutinied and fought the Cossacks. Great Fire Ragea at Buano Ayr. . Bneno Ayres, Dec. 2. A serious fire broke out here today in a warehouse containing inflammable merchandise, including 100,000 cans ot petroleum. The fire I still burning aa tbis dispatch is filed. The loss I already estiouted at i(l,OOQ,000.