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OREGON MIST. OL. XXIII. IIKLKVS. ilf I'flflV rilllUV At a l tr o nuut n.rk mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmim.. ........ , , , , 'Jl If Ulll II Ji'.J. HVl JO. NEWS OF THE a Condensed form lor Ou Busy Readers. HAPPENINGS Of TWO CONTINENTS . Resume of the, Lett Important but Not Lett Interettlna; Event of the Paat Week. Japan has aetit warship to Chinese watvt lo protect her tubJecU. Ri gnra will enawer question at the ill wiiii I oil healing without further ulecUoii. The Ftenrh M rm y l in readinesa for war .hould such no event t.inio (nun Hlie Motmcan iliiute. Tim 4trl liual l almtit to absorb nil the itiili'iili'Ul runipanle. Tim deal will I.. ml vi. about 117,000.. A woman I I en raptured who was r.tryitur a ImiiiiIj In liar hair. When l.xui iin wit. alioiit lo liHirJct Hie gov .tll.lf of MoSCoW, KlIMi. )i,lrciiva Mct'arletid in ndeavorln' In make I'mlilnlll Mover, Ol III Fader lion, coi.lf... 1 lie ili'twllv. looka un !) prraident a a luul ul (ha other oil! tlala. The presldrnl of Ihe National Drees- maker' exudation edvie women to rr iiid kl, .ayllig hag ami pur r.rr.e I in the lian.l are a temptation lu thleVr. The War department aajra It will aml no itKirti liiKifa lit the Philippines d:r the .tr.pnt. Tim nut m Inn way mi. I already thei will give lneral WWI a command ol nearly 13,000 man f, Hamiiele, secretary of Ihe Ocrenli Htratn.lup company, aye native, un T.luii ami iielglitmrihg leland. arc mil uttering .r l'l a mull ol lha r rout 1 1 ! a t wava. He say lha roruanut grove ara on lha hightwt poln's. Hi Governor Hgg, ol Tesa, ia dead The lrauiiHirt Ingail ia wricked on lha r aat ul l.lllon. Hniiaiura ara trying to reach an agree, limnl un I lie rata hill. (inventor Patlleon, of Ohio, ia suffer I ii f from a nervous hrrakilowu. All Ida northern riade ara blocked by at ww through Ilia prairie stales. Secretary Tall relit" lo give up on lha Philippine land qtirwilrn ami eys I ho lltjlil haa jml begun. I'lMtmiuter Oaneral CmMyon ia In vealtgating the alleged liohting up by Idtania ul iiiiim y ut.lrra lur Jeaa. Tha urnatn i-uniiiilllr on tnlnrnrmiiiir canal, haa aiiaMinil-l ila liMtrtnK ti til ll a tyi ranal lu ha hiilll haa Urn d I'UilHl uu, Al Iraat HO aaanrla'ra r.( John Ii. Wal.h, Cliii-BK.i hank wrn-knr, will )w arrnlnl win IMihI lur olllil rity in Ilia afUir. lirfat riiiintTiial loll prevail, in Uulaa Im-atlMi ii' Kin hxilitit ul thn puwilrr I ntipra in (lie htlla hark ul Ihn clly HiiiimthiriK Ilka IU)0 punntla uf dyim mita an. I many rap r Uki'li. J. I.. HU'llntia aaya Ihn railrnail make thrir iiwn laaaaa lha big ttirporaliuiia ml only tsmlrul Ihn varlima .loin h'tfi"- latiirmi, Iml whnii an apxl ia luaila to coriKra.a, llm rtatmi nml thnir rrpnnant ilr... part ul the naitoiml ayatnin. Krimrh anil Orrnian papcta are ilia coming war. Kinii I'Mwinl haa ata.rtl on a viait to KiiriiKan rulnra. The hull Im'ilp Orig in haa left Ma nila lor Piignt aoilml. Tha hinolng of wlnt leT4liir at II" Halo, N. Y., cwtiaaj Ium of 17ft,- 000. (inrniany haa fortlfleil ila h-Katlon at I'fkin aiiaiiiat (toaaiblo attack by Chi Ii rae, Mriillan, Miaa., haa Iwen awpt by a hirnailn, whliili ktlle'l over 100 pwiple and lahl wantn half th Uiwn. Kire hrnkn out anil iimrli of thn rulna Ixirnml. The loaa will mach l,ft()t), Olio. Kormr Clilif Kii(lneir Wallace aaya the llritiah rni Iruml ai-niaa the iNthiniia ol Tiihiiiiiitiipvij will antli'lpatc in larxn niAmire the bnmtlta of oiinatniv thin of the I'miama caiml and give ini iniHllate rtillnf. The aenale comiltt' 1 0,'l ,0 ly the I'hillppina turift hill on the lhlo. Tlilnfftoiimlly kills the uim urs. Iliriimnii enturvd ilrmurrer in the "mib charging him with datroytng pnh- i ri'curiU of the gauernl land ollli'e. Argument will h hi-Hrd on the ! nmrrnr Marh 1. It ia believed thwe tiirtlca will ho cnntimieil, to prevent the nongreaamaii from fiiclng a Jury, a long na poaaihle. Japan Intenda to awur oontrwl of all rnilromla In that country. Pnatmaalitra ara not to ho removud In future fur pnlltlral rvnaoni, A" great, annvr atorm In the Uicky nionnlHliiH la agnln delnylng tralllc. Thn nl.-forign agitation in China I" lining funned by IJoxora, who atart riula. , Hncretnry Taft roponitnnnda nn appro, prlaliun of 4im,(MH) fur the Jetty at ttm mouth ol the Colninbla ami an thnrliutlon of uontrauti for completing U work. IVCri DOOMED TO DIE. ' 1 ' ' . II Mil I 111 LASHED BY STORM Orchard Knew Too Many Sacrata of Inner Circle, llulae. Malm, Maiuh Aaaaaaalnat- Ing thoa whoa lianda were againal the weatem Keileratioii of Minera, and thoae who refimiHl to join the aaaonia tlon, are riot the only trlmra for which the inemhi ra of the Inner Circle will be called n pun to anawer. Not only were non-union minera murdered outright, boiube placed for atate olllclala, hut the ur hKila who committed the revolting crimra for the Inner Circle were them aelvca victlnia of tit la committee of death. Harry Orchard waa among the toola of the Inner Circle marked fur de elrurtmn. Had he managed to have eeraHd arreat afler having aaaaaalnateil (Inveruor fttrunenherg, he would not have llvrd lung Ui enjoy the $S,800 he waa to have received lor doing tlie Job. The cuuferaiiin of Hteve Adama, it ia aid, ahowa that the memhera of the Inner 1,'licle were enapkloiia of Or chard and that ha had been ahadowed lur a lung time before he went to Cald well fur the purKew of placing the bomb which killed e tiuvernor titeu- nvlilierg. Hmiteiire had lieen paaeed upon him, and It ia aald that whelhei he aucceedrd, a he did, or failed, he would have been added to the liat o' Inula thai have hevn put out of the way. Crimea within crlmee waa the ayatem hlch the Inner Circle carried out. Wlien ilii. of the Inner Circle had performed ao many dewla fur (he Inner Circle that they knew too much they were ipiielly guiten out of the way, anil it ia llleved thai the coiilnaeiolie of Orchard and Adama w ill prove thla. The nnwa that Adama had muM hie confeMlun to that of Orchard haa lirwn cunveynt lu Muyer, HaywoiKl, Petti- Imne and M. John. They were tuld by their atturiieya, hut it la impoeaible lo learn how the priamiera took the newa. It waa learned, however, lhat all four uf the prleuiirra, en.co they heard of Adama' riinlei'm, have diaptayed cuiiaiderahle concern, and fur the flmt time aince their arnwl have loat much of Iheir aaeurance. Of all the men under arreat, it ia hinted lhat rcUihoiie ia the wor.t. He, to the etory g.a, waa the chief con pir.tnr, ihe man who plained the ..limtlon and paid out the money. Certain tealiinuiiy given before the erand Jury went to ahow that Haywood, who received 5 a day a aecrelary, had 'or aume time prior to Jila arrest been 4nnlliig nmnry around i'onvrr at the rale uf K'& a day, Thla money is he- tevrd to have txt-n a ait of the auarauiation tiiuii. VISIT TO THE KAISER. President Roosevelt Could Oo to Kiel on American Warship. Merlin, March 0, Professor Alhrecht Wirth, of Munich, toilay contributes a signed article to ler Tag on the poeei- ditty of President H oevelt and Km irtror William rxchanglng vislta. Pro iMaur Wirth haa connections with the foreign ollice, and his suggestione ihere- ore have a certain Interest, "Congressman Meholas Ixingworlh snd Ms, !.nngwortt are exiectHl in IL rllu In May." he ssys. 'This la not he flrnt time that the preaident's laughter haa repreaented the United Kiates illplumslically. Her Juiiruey to Kaat Asia had olllclal cliaracier, wnicn was expressed by her accompanying a mrmher ol Ihe cabinet. Preaident llnoeevelt lilmaelf Is not nennllteil lo leave American territory, hut ax an American waramp ia amnn ran territorv. and aa rreiueni nonae veil has already proved in practice, why cannot Ihe president give another sample bv visiting MBIT r.inperor U'llliuin could then choiwe a return Ult In the same form, going on a war hip to watera near Washington. Thee isits would ad.l miicli to ine mutual frieiidnhlp of the two countries Hundreds Afloat on Ice. Itelainrfors. Finland. March . It la feared that "00 fishermen with their f.milles. who are elhial on tlie ice in the Hull of Finland are doomed to per .h. A fortnight ago about 1,000 per- soaa who hail wnu mem weir nuii were fishing off the east land, wnen the Ice parted and was driven by a atorm into the Haiti" sea. Later the Ice snlit. the wind changed to east, ami yesterday a block on which there were 200 persons came ashore at Frederick- hau. The fate ol Ue otners ia un known. Village Falls Into Lake. U one. March (I. The village of Ta- vernnlu, built on the perpendicnlarcliffs aliove Lake Ixco, In the province oi llreacl, was almost entirely destroyed il.la inornliiir hv the rocks suddenly giving way, apparently because the lake .iul eiitcn Into tne ohso oi wie cuu. The disaster waa preceueu oy a lono mrlng noise which enabled ine i.uow iihahltants to escape. One nsiierinai was killed. About 200 feet of roc ana the houses on It woie swallowed op. Tactoban It Burned. m.,i.1U March 0. Tactoban, the capital of the Island of Lcyte, has been destroyed hv Hre. Tactoban was the fifth city of the Islands anil was jniu In an Important hemp district. number of warehouses were oe- stroyed. Uoverniueut assistance em be lushed. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST WOOL 8ALES DATES SET. Entire Product Will Be Disposed of In Open Competition. Pendleton Tii wool sales dates for Kaslero Oregon have been divided upon as follows: Pendleton, May 22, 23, June 6; lleppner, May Sift, June 8, 22; Con Ion, May 20, June 27; Hhaiiiko, May SI, June 1, JU, 20, July 10; Wallowa, June 12, 2; ilaker City, June 14, July 12. ' On these dates practically all of the wool oi f.aaiern Oregon will lie sold, as all of the dealers have decided not to make any advance sales to the buyers. This means that all wool of Oregon iiiunt thia year be bought In open com petition at Ihe different sales days. The Umatilla County Woolgrowera' aseoclstlon lias decided to lest the va lidity of the migratory stock law of Oiegon st the earliest possible opportu nity. Judge Kill, declared the law unconstitutional some time ago. The esse will tie tried avain and the law. if defective, will he remedied. Tis is a law which places a tax on all sheep urougni inui the state for graxing pur poses from the outride. Aflidavtia will alao lie forwarded to the Interior department showing thai Oregon ehwpmen were unjustly treated in the rediviaion of the Wenaha re serve. An tffurt will he made to enlist the aid of the Poilland and Pendleton commercial clubs in I'matilla county's fight. Big Year for Grand Ronde. La Urande I.a ti ramie and the (irand It. mile valley are looking for ward to the most proHrous season in the hlatory of I'nion county. Bo matiy and ao detlnite ate the indications that there ia little doubt, even in the mind of the must confirmed pessimist, that 10011 will le the banner year for tins section of Oregon. Heading the list of good things In store for Iji Urande ae the Oregon Kail mad A Navigation com pst y's prijcted improvements. A units have secured options on large tracts ol land along the right of way for increas ed yard room in this city. Never Voted tor President. I McMinnville M.Jurli eorge I. rVott, who receutl) retired from the CniUd Kttes army alter 35 year.' continuous service, tet n rued to the place of his birth in this county last week, for the tir.t time since enlistment. Although nearly U0 years of age, Major Scott haa never caet a vote tcr any prenidnnt of the Cnited States. He left I.tfayette, Yamhill county, fur Weal Point, when 21 years old, and before he had voted. During his long enlistment Msjor rc ill has been In active service in every state in the nniou except Oregon and Maine, lie is retired on full pay. State Land Forfaited. Salem Alter cancelling the De l.si'.tre school land certiflcites, cover ing 15,000 acres of land, the Stale Land hoard, at ita last meeting, made an order cancelling about 40 certificates of sale of lieu lamia, aggregating 12,000 acres, and held by persons unknown to the board. These latter ranee I hit ions were made because the holder of the certiliratea waa more than three years delinquent in his payments, and the money already paid, amounting to about ft), 400, has been forfeited to the state. Property for Veterans. Kiigene The will of Favld A. Gibhs, an old soldier of the Civil war, who died in Fliigene recently, haa lieen ad mitted to probate. The probable value of his property is 11,000, and three- fifths ol the proceeds of the sale are bequeathed to the local post of the Drantl Army of the Republic, the re mainder being divided between the Circle of Ladies of . A. K. and the Woman's Helief corps, equally. Oihbs had no near relatives. Coming from Tennessee. Arlington Thirty immigrants from Tennessee have arrived in Arlington and will found a colony in Oilliam county, if suitable farming land cn be seeured. Their leader says fully 20 more families will arrive within the next three months. They are in search of at least 100.000 acres. All say they are pleased with this county aud Its clluisti). A number have gone out in livery rigs to view the country south of here, known as Rock creek and Behutlcr Hat. Farmer Ara Not Enthusiastic. Salem A good roads meeting was held at Macleay last week, but the meeting did not prove to be very en thusiastic for the permanent improve ment of the highways. The prevailing opinion was that the farmers cannot stand the expense of bringing the roads to an easy grade and giving them a crushed lock sutface. Fine Coal Vein Struck. Cnqnille While workmen were driv ing a tunnel on the coal property of Charles Uago, on the lower river, they struck a fine vein of high giaue coat. They are driving through it to another vein, which is much larger and of bet tor quality. Tlie Bud promises to be very valuable. Last of Polk's Hops. Indol e idence Tbo last of t his year's Independence hop crop was sold by Hill Hrothers to Charles Livesley. The lot of 400 bales, with the exception of 20 hales, went tor 0, cents. The remain Ing 28 hales were of the fugual variety, and were sold fur 7 cents. COMMISSIONER NEEDED. Settlers Have to Travel 40 Miles to Transact Land Business. Wallowa A land commissioner is badly needed for Wallowa, and appli cants for that position are wondering what cause the delay by Judge Wol verton. At present, homesteaders or pi sons locating oo timber land have to go either to Fntersprise, or Promise, a distance of 20 miles, and return. There has been a land commissioner here for several years, but owing to the removal to Knterprlee of Judge O. M. Cook ins, the office was vacant. Los line, ten miles distant, had a commis sioner, but he was killed early in the winter by a runaway team. Now there is no commissioner neater than Prom iae, where there Is one, or (Enterprise, where there are two. Wallowa is cen trally located and nearer vacant Innds than any of the towns supplied except Promise. There are at present many hundreds of acre, of timber and agricultural lands near Wallowa to be taken op, hut with the extra expense of from f 5 to M add ed lo the filing and locating lee it makes even a homestead an expensive luxury. Before three months, however, very lit tle vscant valuable government land will will lie left for settlement or pur chase. The advent of a railroad into this section is bringing many new settlers. Coos Hat Plenty of Water. Coquille Coot c rarity has been large ly under water for the past ten days. The water is the highest known this winter. Logs have been coming out in large numbers. There were about 40 000 logs in the north fork of the Co quille and 15,000 have been gotten out, with about 8,000 still in the smaller tributaries. With the clearance of 'his large numlier of logs it will make it busy seasou in the lumber ramps of this county. With the building of the lugging road op Cunningham creek logs will lie plentiful. Fight Fruit Pett. McMinnville As a result of the re cent organisation of the Horticultural society in Yamhill county many meet ings have been held in several parts of the county. The fruitgrower ate man ifesting an unusual interest this year in advancing the fruit industry and war has been waged against the San Jnse scale and other fruit pests to such an extent lhat spraying in both city sml county is being carried on with exceptional vigor. Money for Schools. Salem The svcreUry of the State Land board paid into the state treasury cash received on account of the various school and college 'untie during Febru ary, as follows: Common school fund certificates, 128,847.35; common school fund lands, $l,53S; common school fund interest, 4.ti7.22; agricultural college fund, $.100; agricultural col lege fund interest, 1 1 Si. til); total, f.i4,U81.I7. Sheepmen to Meet. Pendleton The executive committee of the I'matilla Woolgrowers' associa tion will meet with the sheepmen who were rejected from the Wenaha reserve to discuss the question of securing per mission to take sheep across the Uma tilla Indian reservation. The Oregon sheepmen feel that they have a griev ance because the ashington men se cured the majotity of the graxiug per mits. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, 67c; bkiestem, 68c; red, 65c; vslley, 071c. Oats No. 1 white feed, $28; gtay, $27.50; per ton. Barley F'eed, $23(324 per ton; brew ing. $21024 60; rolled, $24(325. Buckwheat $2 25 per cental. Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $1.1 ft 14 per ton; valley timothy, $8(it9; clover, $7.603; cheat, $M7; graiu hay, $7(88. Fruits Apples, $Hf2-'iO per box; cranberries, $12.6014 50 per barrel. Vegetables Asparagus, 13(9140 per pound ; cabbage, l.c per pound; cau liflower, $2(32.25 per crate; celery, $4.75(35; rhuhard, $2.75 per hoi; sprouts, 6(t7o per pound; parsley, 2fic; turnips, 110(1? $ I per sack; carrots, 65(3 75c per sack; beets, 85c(.?$l per sack. Onions No. 1, 05(370e per sack; No. 2, nominal. Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks, flOtfl 70e per hui.dred; ordinary, noni. inal; Bweet potatoes, 24'2o per pound. Butter F'ancy creamery, 27!s30c per pound. Flggs Oregon ranch, 15Js81fie per dosen. Poultry A veragn old hens, 13(314c per pound; mixed chickens. 12Jl8c; broilers, 2022c; young roosters, 12(3 120; old roosters, 10(10c; dressed chickens, 14l6c; turkeys, live, 10(3 17c; turkeys, dressed, choice, 18320e; geese, live, 8(3Pc; geese, dressed, 10(3 12c; ducks, H!($18n. Hops Oregon, 1905, choice, 103 IOSj'o per pound; prime, 8s,Hic; medium, 7(3Bc; olds, 5(37c. Wool Fastern Oregon average best, lrt(321c per pound; valley, 2426c; mohair, choice, 30c. Veal Dressed, 38o per pound. Bef Dressed bulls, 2gty3c per pounl: cows, 34 B'c;country steers, 45o. Mutton Dressed, fance, 8'9o per pound; ordinary, 4(35o; lambs, 8,(3 Pork Dressed, 0(3 9c per pound. Many are Dead, Homelett or Starv ing on Pacific Island. Papeete, Tahiti, Feb. 18, via San Francisco, March 6. The most de structive cyclone ever experienced in the Society and Tuamotu islands oc curred on February 7 and 8. The dam. tge in Tahiti is estimated at $1,000, 000, and presumably a similar amount of prnpet ty was destroyed on the Tua motu islands. The city of Papeete waa inundated and about 75 buildings de stroyed, Including the American con sulate and the French government building. The shipping In the bai bor of Pfipeete escaped injary, owing to the direction of the wind, but fears are entertained for vessels which were cruising near the Tuamotu islands. It is feared that there may have been heavy loss of life in the lagoons of the Tuaiuotu islands, though the death of the guardian of the quarantine station in Papeete is the only fatality yet re- porterd. The schooner Papeete was tnbmerged for an hour near Anaa, Tuamotl. Her captain, Philip Michael li estimated that the wives were 65 feet high. It was impossible to see 20 feet away at o'clock in the daytime, and the sailor had to be lashed to the vessel. JARVIS DECLINES OFFICE. Alaska Governorship Lie Between Hoggatt, Perkins and Clum. Washington, March 5. D. H. Jamie, ex-captain in the Revenue Cotter serv ice and now engaged in business in Se attle and Alaska, today informed the president that, owing to a business agreement he would be unable to ac cept the governorship of Alaska, re cently tendered him. The president expressed considerable regret that Cap tain Jarvis found it impossible to take the office, for he assured him that he had every confidence that he would give Alaska a splendid administration and insure to every man a square deal. Since Oovernor Brady resigned. prominent persons from all part of Alaska have been clamoring for the ap pointment of Captain Jarvis and, were he not tied up in business, he would be delighted to accept thejofUce; but under the circumstances, the president aaid be would abide by hi decision. The race probably now lies between W. B. lloggett, of Juneau; W. T. Per kins, of Seattle and Nome, and John II Clum, recently appointed postmaster of Fairbanks. MANY F SHERMEN LOST. Storm Off Norwegian Coast Sacri fices Hundreds of Lives. Christiania, Norway, March 5. Several steamer which were dispatched to the Jaest and Ingerna islands from Trondiijetn to the assistance of the fish ing fleet which met with disaster in a violent storm, have returned, and ves sels which have arrived at Trondh'em repott that large numbers of the fleet have been een floating, keel upward. Much general wreckage ha also been sighted. The crews of the boats com- priaing the fishing fleet number Iroui 1,200 to 1 400 men. Altogether 79 fishing boats- with their crews have thus far reached differ ent points of F'latanger and Rooivik is lands and large number are aiso arriv ing at Gjaealingern island, so it is hoped that the loss will not tarn out to lie so bad as at first feared. Three steamers are searching for the missing fishermen. Tie district magistrate, in reply to a telegraphic inquiry from the department of Justice, says that imme diate public assistance is necessary for the relief of the sufferers. Will Drop Ouster Case. Topeka, Kan., March 5. Kansas will drop its ouster proceedings against the Standard Oil company, which have been pending in the Supreme court for a year. An announcement to this effect was made by Attorney General Cole man tonight. The suit will be dis missed with the knowledge and consent of tlie officers of the Kansas Oil Pro duenna' association, the body which anducted the anti-S'andard crusade daring the session of the legislature a year ago, according to the statement of Attorney General Coleman. Fire Is Beyond Control. Canev, Kan., Match 5. The gas well of the New York Oil A Gaa companv is burning more furiously than ever. and its roar can be heard (or miles. The well Is four and one-half miles southeast of Caney, In the Cherokee nation, and has been blsxing since Feb ruary 23, when it was struck by light ning. The flames reach more than 150 feet in the air, and consumes, it ia es timated, 150,000,000 cubic feet of gas per day. Pressure Applied at Berlin. Vienna, March 5. Diplomats here regard the situation at Algeciras as more favorable. It was stated authori tatively today that Austria-Hungary, Russia and the United States made strong representations to Berlin, in consequence of which Prince von Bue- low, the imperial chancellor, appears to have adopted a more conciliatory attitude, and Is inclined to entertain France's proposals. Window Glass Prices Higher. Cleveland, March 6. The American Window Glass company, it was an nounced here today, has decided upon another raise of 5 per cent in the price of window glass. Several smaller man ufacturers have taken similar action. FRANCE IS GAINING Russia Says She Should Control Police of Morocco. GERMANY NOW ALMOST ALONE Algeeira Conference Surprised by Move of Muscovite American Delegate Reserve Opinion. Algeciras, Spain, March 6. This afternoon's sitting of the conference on Moroccan reforms wa marked by an unexpected and important move on the part of the Russian delegate, who laid befora the convention an "exposition of the police question. The document, which minutely goes over the existing situation in Morocco and analyze the position of the various power, con clude with an argument for the propo sition that France and Spain are the most fit to be entrusted with the task of controlling the police force wLicb is about to be created. The British, Spanish and Portuguese delegates expressed their concurrence in the Russian view. Italy, however, though inclined to favor the scheme, reserved final approval. Count von Tattenbacb, the junior German delegate, Henry White, the chief of the American delegation, and th. delegate of the several neutral powers did not express their views. Diicussion of definite police proposals was postponed until Thursday, while the bank project will be argued on Wednesday. M.Revoil, the senior French dele gate, expreseed France's willingness to accept the Russian suggestion, follow ing on with the proposal that the police force ahall consist of 2,000 Moors, dis tributed at eight porta, each having four FJuropean non-commissioned offi cers, and the whole being nnder com mand of 16 French and Spanish officers selected with the sultan's assent, and who ahall become Moorish officials. ALL ROADS GUARDED. Precautions Taken by Chinese Gov ernment Against Rebels. London, March 6. The Tribune cor respondent at Pekm describes the inter esting strategic disposition of troops by l nan Shi Kai, commander of the Chi nese loices. He has stationed four batteries of fi.ld artillery at Chincbow, province of Hunan, on the Yuen river, under pretense that bandit are ap proaching. This arrangement guards the north ern approacn to the capital, cutting the caravan route from Manchuria to Pekin. lie is also tending eight bat teries of rapid fire gun to Shnntelu, under the pretext that a secret society there iB exhibiting unrest, thus guard ing the southern approach to the capi tal and cutting the Hankow and Pekin road . Yuan Shi Kai retains 26 modified Krupp guns, the most modern pieces in China, at the hunt ng park, three miles south of Pekin. ANTHRACITE STRIKE SURE. Coal Presidents Will Reject Demands at Next Meeting. New York, March 6. Rumors are in circulation here that the anthracite mine operators are convince! that a hard coal strike is inevitable. With the expectation that no anthrtcite will be mined a'ter April 1, tbey are now seeking every available place to store it, so as to have as large a supply as possible on hand. The demands of the I nited mineworkers have been gone over by President Baer. of the Read ing road, and will be considered by the presidents of the anthracite roads at a meeting in this city tomorrow after noon. It is rumored tonight that the pres idents are agreed that the demands of the miners cannot possibly be granted and it is believed" at the meeting to morrow they will vote for a break. The refusal of the demands meane, tbey concede, a strike. China Angry with America. Pekin, March 6. The principal topic in the Chinese press relate to the re port coming from America that the United S ates iB making complete prep arations to send a military expedition to China. The newspaper regard these reports as a manifesttion of ao un friendly policy. The import of Niu- chwang for 1905, exclusive of military supplies, was the largest recorded. The total was $53,000,000 gold, of which $22,000,000 came from America, $9, 000,000 of this amount being in cot ton. Many Die of Starvation. Washington, March 6. The secretary of the American Red Cross has received information from Japan that the un precedented cold in Northe-n Japan has greatly increased the suffering in the famine stricken provinces. Millet is being bought with eome of the relief funds, as that is cheaper than rice. Many have starved to death or died from the cold, and many more deaths are looked for in the next few months. Fire Sweeps Panhandle. Austin, Tex., Mirch 6. According to repoYts received today, prairie fires that hsve been sweeping the extreme western part of the Panhandle for the past three days have entailed a loss to the present time of more than $1,000,-000. ARMY IS READY. All Details Arranged to Send 25,000 Man to China. Washington, March 2. It Is possible today to give for the first time the de tail of the preparation which the War department i miking for an in vasion of China. In case of necessity, which to military mind seems immi nent, it it the intention of the govern ment to dispatch 20,000 regulars from the United States to Join a Philippine force of 5,000 men for an expedition to the Chinese empire. The troops for the Oriental service have been selected, the post from which they will be taken are named in tbe plans and the proper allotment ha been made among the various branches of tba service. Not only baa this been done by the officers who have been working out the invasion scheme, but they have perfected plan for the distribution of tbe troop which will remain in the United State, so that tbey may be available in case of home disturbance. Tbe scheme of invasion as at present contemplated ia with the view princi pally of a combination of the Ameri can force with those of other power, but a subsidiary arrangement has been made to meet the possibility that the United State will be forced to act alone. If the situation in China demand tbe dispatching of American soldier for a march to Pekin, within three week of th time of the eall to arm there will not be a regular infantryman left within tbe border of the United States, for it is tbe intention of tbe department to tend it full force into the field, save only the infantrymen doing doty in the Philippine. As stated in previous dispatches, the officers of the War College have esti mated that 100,000 men will te neces sary to make ao invading force strong enough to conduct a successful cam paign against Pekin. If by an unfor tunate trend of events it should become necessary that America act alone, there would be no attempt at the outset to reach the Forbidden City. .Tentative plans, in case 'America goes alone into the fight, contemplate a joint army and navy expedition to teixe one of the greater coast towi in China. Thia might or might not have an effect on tbe Chinese government, but, because of recent events, it would seem that the Chinese government is not all powerful in the control of ita affair, and a consequence such a seizure might be of little avail, save possibly for indemnity purposes. RAISE PAY OF RURAL CARRIERS. Cortelyou Recommend an Increase When Route are Adjusted. ' Washington, March 2. Thi state ment haa been furnished the Associated Press tor transmission : "lo the matter of rural carriers' pay. it can be authoritatively stated that there is no disposition on tbe part of the Postoffice department to cut rate. On the contrary, tbe department hat strongly recommended the advisability of congressional consideration of the subject, looking to more adequate com pensation. "In tbe recent readjustment to com plete county service, the number of routes reduced in mileage haa exceeded the number increased. Theee condi tions have resulted in lowering tbe pay of the carriers somewhat. Until the service is completed throughout the country, the average of carriers' salaries based upon present legal allowance will naturally fluctuate from time to tin as mutes are increased or decreased in length. Under the to-called Dew rural policy of the department, out of a total of 34,938 routes installed op to Febru ary 1, hut 27 had been discontinued. These discontinuances were mostly due to readjustments in order to complete service in counties." Continue Present Rate. Washington, March 2. President Roosevelt today issued a proclamation imposing the rates of duties provided by section 3 of the Dingley act upon import from Germany in return for Germany' concession of minimum tariff rates on United State products. Tbe articles and rate of duty named in the president' proclamation are the same as those now in force, which would have been terminated yesterday, but for the recent action of the German government in giving thi country the benefit of ita minimum tariff. Shaw Opposes Souvenir Coin. Washington, March 2. Secretary Shaw, of the Treasnry department, ap pealed today before the house commit tee on industrial art and exposition to discuss the bill providing appropria tions for the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition. He expressed etnphatio disapproval of the provision of the bill for the coinage of 1,000,000 $2 silver pieces upon which the exposition de sires to realize $600,000 profit on the cost ot seniorage. Report on Female and Child Labor. Washington, Marjh 1. The house of committee on labor decided today to make a favorable report on a bill ap propriating $300,000 for compilation ot full statistics by the department of Commerce and Labor on the condition of women and child worker through out the United State. This bill grew out of the movement inaugurated by Governor Curtia Guild, of Massachu setts, for the investigation of labor con dition. Aid Sent to Famine Sufferer. , Washingotn, March 2. The Nation al Red Crow today cabled to the Japan ese Red Cross $6 000, making a total of $27,000 contributed by the Ameri can people and transmitted to Japan through that organization for relief ol the famine sufferers.