WT. HELENS, OBEGON,
FRIDAY, FEBUUABY 22, 1907. NO. 11.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
i Condensed form lor
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A rHsumS) of th Last Important but
Not Lass Intorastlng tvanf
ef tha Past Weak.
Tlia Itrlllali cabinet ataiitla (Inn (ui
greater Irish Marty.
Tli church crii' In th French cat
Inet hu been slaved off.
The trouble a bleb caused a tupu.
lull of nil ltutto paper la far from mi
Hermann ha lost another point In
hiii trial fur destroying letter prves
Four soparnUvlnveatlgatlon are lav
inn made of the HrtUif, Nw York,
miiriaKl wreck. The death llt Ium now
An explosion In a coal mine near
Monterey, Mexico, caused 80 dealha.
itegloter Nolan, of Thd Dalles land
ollk'o, ho Iwil removed.
A lrvl fir Is raging In ths 800,000.
acre fun at reserve In tle Wklilla
mountain, Oklahoma, The entire
tract In threatened ltli devastation.
Htieet rnllaay employes of Helena
a-i'ii i on strike for an Increase of AU
ot'iiu a d.y. Four hour Inter they
were at w rk with the advance granted.
An ice " in the Misaourl river,
near Vermillion, 8. II., ha caused the
liver to leave ita hank. One hundred
fuuMlleo are hou.le and farmeia are
greatly alarmed. '
There baa tees an all DrUinh out
brrak la India,
A French cabinet erlaia la threatened
on ike church queatlun.
A Chicago grand Jury may Indict
Mayor Dunn fur aot enforcing th law.
ProwBavlll eitlxen testified at th
'ni. iavcetigatioa thai many famlUe
I'M the city becaue they fearad nigra
The Investigation of Beeator Bailey,
of T !, ha proven that tbe aensior
received money from Ike Water l'terc
la a head on eollialon between two
Northern I'aeifle Iraim Bear Helena,
I wo firemen were killed and Bin pas
The Weatoro Retail Lumbermen A-"-miion,
la ennrentioa at Halt take,
adopted resolution againat prevailing
fclgb lumber price.
Tb Japaaeee . Coreaa F.xluelon
League, of Men Francleeo. aay Mayor
Rrbmll anil tb seboo rd urrB-
dered to President Mooeevelt.
lla.Ul and Germany aia qunnellng
Tlio fl'Mkla In Nebraska arc receding.
A bill fr woman ur finite liaa leen
Introduced In Uie bouse of common,
The hoiiMt land committee ha yield
ed to ll'xieevclt'i plea for the leasing ol
there w a
negro aoldlera dtwlare
pbd to kill tbeiu at
The hnuaa penaion roinmlltoe ha an
noiineed that. It hna cmiplvtwl IU work
fort bi m-aaion.
The pnwUlont Kaa rvnrhrd a final
agreement with tba CVHfornlani on
Uie a IukiI qtieatioii,
KenaUir Uopkina uf Illlnola, threat
en to talk tbe river and harbor bill to
death. 11a would have a three wet'k'
Tho lmU Telernph onmpany ha
fcmiounced an lni-ne In (aty lor ita
omploye billowing tho action of the
Weeit rn Union In advancing wage.
Itailiond of the United fttatiw neel
SOO.OtKJ.tHK) for Improvement, but
alni-o the Interatalo Commerce oom
miaalon liiiiiirlea they cannot obtain
the tummy on wittered aUa'k and the
railwny iiingimtea don't know where to
look for rrdlef .
Flood In Nebraaka have Mocked
Caatro Ima cniiaed tho wholeaale ar
rest of aiwuioctod emmilea.
o . v . n ...
noimtor Kno, of Ponnaylvanw, do-
loiiil Hinooi' rluht to a ct In the
emite. : ,
"-The Hrltlnh eahlnet ha announced
the flrat atop toward Irlah home rulo.
The Miuwaclmaetta leglalaturo hna
petitioned ciingrim to revlno the pio
nt tariff law.
The Thaw trial haa hoen poatX)ned
on acfloiintof the death of the wife of
one of the joroia,
nnrmnnn' original Udtnr have Wn
admitted aa evidence In hi letter honk
trial. Postponement ha alao been
granted to give further time for the de
fense to prepare for the adinisalon of
Ihnae lotto ra.
Trouhlo with omployei has catiaed all
papers In Butte and 'AnaooiuU to sits-
INind and In a atntemeiit the pulillsliers
declare tlmy will not Imniio nnotnor pa
per until the men give In
Kiiropnlkln says he met defeat at the
hands of the Jiipuncse because Ills geti
erala dlaobnyeil nrdor. JIo imiko a
uhaNtly oontraat hotweon Jiinaneao valor
and ellleleney and HiwhIuii lndlfferenoe
and liicoiiipetonoo, 1
Ex-Uovornor Hlgglna, of New York,
la dead. '
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FRISCO BUILOINQ UP.
Mode of daw and Hammar Continual
Night and Day.
Hnn Francisco, Feb. l.iin Fran
clseo, after all, it not going to allow the
oppartanltiea for civic betterment
brought about by the earthquake and
nra to go entirely neglected. A beirln
nlng, feel,) enuiigh though It be, ban
been made. Hevnral of the downtown
streets are to be widened. The heavy
teaming and th congestion broiiuhl
about where bullilinir la timer rtuuilnif
bav moved tb board of uervleor to
decree tlmt portlnna of th aldewalk
moat b merlfleed to tb thoroughfare.
While thi la Itaelf 1 of importune for
tba future Han Kranciaco, It greateat
aignidcanca lie la th fant that It baa
met with general approval and rpr'
aeiit the flrat algna of a wiltingnraa to
make aacriltcNi for the elty that ia to be.
The magniScent programme of wid
ened atreota, park and piarea outlined
for the elty while the ember etlll
glowed I a gradually pawing vialon,
but thoae who unaclfiahly love Han Fran
cfaeo (till have hope that part of tb
great plan at Iraet will l renllted. The
atreel widening la th firt ray of hope,
a waia about tn ijurnetl aeetion
ahowa that a wonderful amount of re
imilillng baa been accompliahetl. Hlnce
the flrat of May new bulhlingn to the
value or ai.l.mm.nw have been begun
I'lan are bfing drawn for a lik
amount, in every raae the atructuret
are erecte under ruah order, In at-v
erl inatani'e work baa continued night
anu aay. me aireet reeouna with th
aouttil f the piledriver, the anw and
the hammer by nluht a well aa by dav.
The laat trace of gloom bave given way
to an abldinir faith.
The iironiotlna committee baa lued
a bulletin bearing on the population of
San Kranriaro at the preaent time. The
com in ill re, after figuring bv variooa
metboda, cornea to the conctualon that
the city now contain 4.'S,WKI peraon
Itefnre the fire tbe committee figured
that th population of the city wa
ftoo,(XN), The figure of the Houthera
i'ackfle agree alutuet exactly with tboee
of the promotion committee. Hue al
towance, however, muat be made for the
teal of both Itodlea, and a fair and eon
aervativ eatimat of tbe city iwiiu
latioa would plar it at about 4UU,oU0,
8TATIHOO0 STRIKES 8NA0.
Farmara Ac Wearying of Oklahoma
Outhrle, Okla., Feb. 10 Aniloua to
get I. uy with their plowing and fearing
they will aot receive pay for a long
time, if ever, for their attendance oa
the ronatitutinnal convention, many of
the farmer delegate bave scattered to
their home, Intimating that they
not return unlea It I to vote for the
document a a whole when it I com
pleted by the few men la control of the
The exnenae of the convention to
data above tbe 100,000 appropriation
made by eongrea l nearly 150,000,
Pay of the delegate ha atopped, and
If eongrea doe no come to th rescue
with an additional appropriation, aomc
of th delegate will be In a bad way
they cannot afford to atay longer at
their own expenae. Advice are com
ing in from the atate that cltlren here
and there are uberiblng tn fund to
en. I the doleimte back to their job.
Neighborly farmer who do not wish
lo ee th convention entirely In the
band of the Inwyera, the pnlitirlnn
and tha urban element, have jiromlaed
to take rare of tbe farm work of the
rural atateamen. Tha daily attendance
at the teaalnn la nnw lea than 7-1 per
cent of the J22 delegate, and many of
thoae atill hero lt eullenly In tneir
aeat and let the leader run thing to
Prominent delegate from Indian Ter
ritorv and aom from Oklahoma arc
onentv charired with a plot to defeat
tatxhood entirely by drawing up con
atilnlion that will be rejected n the
nenele at the election neit Auffiiat. Thoae
Involve.! In th alleged plot nava oen
agalnat making one atnt out of the two
lrr tor ea for oolltlcnl reaaon. iia-
affection ha nnw begun to pervade the
ilmnoeralle member well aa thoae
en the renutiiicnn amo, nnn
boaaiam have become o peralatent that
l,ern I amirehcnaion the convenuon
may break up.
8now Aura Heavy Crop.
KUenaburg, Waah., Feb, 19 If the
heavy anew goe off gradually crop
thl year will be the liirgeat In tho hi
torv of Kit tit. valley. Hlrd hX '
'now aelling at S2
., . tr,
a ton, Looae hny,
t,.lr la wnrlh from f 12 to f to ton
In tho Held. Pptatoea are worth 30 a
i... Tli Nnrtheru PaclnC. owing to
ahnrlng of enra and equipment, I un
nbln to handle freight Inward or out
u..l l.nmwl eanainif thouaiuiil of dill
'him loaa to the railroad company and to
Qlv Up Leasing of Churches
Borne, Feb, 19. Advices rocelved by
the Vatican are to the effect that Pre
mier Ch'iiioncenu, of Franc, lias ordered
eemntlon of tho negotiations begun
by Mlnlator of Kdnentlon Briand, with
i AI. Solvea, prefect of the Seine, for the
lenaing of chnrchea. Tho vntlcnn waa
I not aurprlaod to hear of eh action, n
In ,vnitd whnt It call a "aocond coup
',e nmln" after the flrat, namely, the
expulsion of the aeeretary of tho papal
nunclnto at i an.
Kansas May Qlva S76.000.
Topoka, Knn Feb. 19, A bill appro
prlutlug 70,000 for the Alaska-Yukon-I'aeifle
Kxpnaltlon was- Introduced in
tho senate this morning bv the commit
ten on wnva and means. The exposition
t0 be holll tn Honttlo In lOOl), and th
appropriation 1 to cover tho coat of a
building and making aa exhibit for
Kansas. ' .
PROCEEDINGS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE
Monday, February 18.
ruieiii, Feb, 18. The Hulnea state
banking bill paaaod the ai-mite today.
It la very lenient, allowing banks to re
duce their rei-erve to 15 per cent ol
their dtqxaiiU and 10 per cent of their
time demniid dcpoalta, only one-third
ner-iWMitrily to lie caali.
The hou thi afternoon paw-e I tl e
bill rxtling the 3 percent rebate for
payint-nti ol luxe prior to March IS
By unaniiiiou vote the hotine tw8ned
a hill to reimburse Indian war veteran
to the extont of IfiO.OUU.
A bill appropriuting $40,000 to the
vurioit chariUihle institution of the
statu was poxw-d by the hoiiae.
ly uiiaminoiia vote a Dure food bill
aimilai to the Feleral statute wne pas
ol by the.houre.
iM-giiiiiing with the second Monday
in Jumary, lull, the state priub-r i
to Iw plw-e4l on a tint salary ol 14,000 a
year il a bill jwacd by the hotue toduy
Th governor today vebaul the Pinith
bill cutting out two normal scIiooIh.
Following this the houc paaaed a bill
appropriating $50,0(X) for the Aahlund
-i-hiMd, and $.16,000 for Wcton. Tbe
m-nute appiopriattd $45,000 for Mon
mouth. The house today passed 43 bill and
killed 17. Tbe senate ptuiaed 10 bills.
Both houat1 Ium adopted a resolu
tion to adjourn at noon Hatunlay, Feb
ruary The acnute haa ita business
well in baud, but the bouae low an im
mense amount to dii-pnae of.
Saturday, Fabruary 10.
Ruh'in, Feb. 10 By a practically
mianimoua vote the bill requiring old
line fife inaurance companies to ereate
a reaerve fund from a certain percent
age of tbe premium received for pol
iciea piimK-J tho houa thi morning.
I no house today naaaed a bill to en
able the buaband or wife to transfer
property that was acquired subsequent
to the time the other was committed to
tbe insane asylum.
The house adopted tb senate resolu
tion propoaing an amendment to the
constitution by which the number of
juatiec of tb supreme court shall be
increased rrom three lo nve. 'roe peo
ple will vote on the proposed amend
ment at tbe llK'S general election.
The house postponed action on the
bill regujnting practice of osteopath
Tb houae passed the Ml! creating
Neamilh County from thnt part of
Wsaco County south of tba Deccbutes
river and tha north part of Crook
The per diem and mileage allowance
of the member of the houae for this
eaaion has been made up. The total is
40,705.4ft. King, of Harney and Mal
heur, receives the greatest amount, fl.O
per diem and 1140.10 mileage. Bogers
and Keynnlds, of Marion, receive the
amallest' amounts, each getting 11-0 per
diem and o cent mueago.
Friday, February IB.
Ralein, Feb. IS. The oenate, by a
vote of 18 to 11, paNied Uie roapior
lionment bill of Henator Hart.
There will probably be no banking
legiirlstion thl scaion. One bill was
rcorted In tba senate totwy, but il Is
Certain to be killed and most of the
others will die f lack ol time.
The senate bill compelling the Issu
ance or pauses to state oniccrs waa
(uuiaed by Uie house ttxlay and sent lo
The Irrigation and water code bill
was slain In the bouse this afternoon.
The senate voted to buy the half
blot k between tho vapltol building and
the Southern Pucillo to complete the
capitol grounds. An appropriation of
$30,000 is made (or me purunuae.
Th senate indefinitely postponed
Hodan't bill making the Associated
Pre a common carrier.
The house joint resolution favoiing
five Bupretne court judges as adopted
bv the stMiate.
lkith hoiuHW mamHl Uie luveni
blU'over the veto of the governor and
HIS IllCUaurU M HOW a W. ' .
Tl, Kill ,.,,) ina I It a P.irfc of CVilum. '
Mill x x t. ...a. ' - " - -
OIII llr IIIIIUIU UI -nmn v"..v- ,
at the mouth of Uie Columbia pasxed !
the houae. I
1110 liouso ibim uio jmii mil ...
. , ..I T. 1,111
(lie piinMitwo ami iimiuieiieji wu
Oregon City kirks in conjunction with
Uie Federal government
The senate today puHstHl 33 bills and
the house 11. I
Thursday, February I
Rulom. Fob. 14. The house today!
adonttvl a tesolntion fixing 12:01 a. m.,
. . 1 ... .. If I
February as mo time lor aojourn-;
ment of tho legislature. It was also
otwl that no more bills should tie re-
ootved except by the standing oomiiiit-
tees. There are 440 bills on the calen-
lar and consideration of senate mens-
rea bus not. vet commenced. The sen-
ate Is becoming anxious and ia discuss-
lmt moans of forcing tho bouse to act
ilHin renute bills. i
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The house passeii mo nut appmpri-
at ing $150,000 to the Agricultural col
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The house inn creating uie omce oi
Inspector of mines passed that body
Hmilh's Id 1 1 to aliolish two of the
r.mr iwirniul si-iKkds nnasod the house
in, ,,i nl as lo 16. six ab-
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sent. Only one slight ameiuiment was
Post Habitual' Namea. I
Grants Pass Grunts Tuss has solved
the habitual drunkard problem in a
novel way thnt Is satisfactory to all
concerned. When a man begins to
make a nuUnnce of hiimelf by drink- nils measure proviaos mat an tees is
Inu the city attorney drafts an or.il- sued for notary public commissions
ei -r " . . I 1 11 l..,n 4l.n a,n,A ll-OBDlim lllttlnu1
mince enacting tuai jonn wumn
hiibltnal drunkard, the city council ;
missus it, and John Jones' name is
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rth with posted in an tno shiooub,
which are forbidden under penalty of
losing thuir license to sell him liquor. '
man irotn tbe way It passed tbe sen
ate, dunging the time of tha meeting
01 the new board from tbe third Wed
nesday in June to tbe third Wednesday
A house resolution provides for the
printing of 6,000 copies of the railroad
commission bill for distribution to
those who dealre copies.
Wednesday, February 13.
Haiem, Feb. 13. With only one
dissenting vote the senate today took
the CliHpin railroad commission bill
from the table. It is now ready for
the governor's signature and It is said
he will sign it. It was also reported
tonight that be and the secretary of
state and state treasurer had already
conferred on the appointment of the
Representative Newell proposed
constitutional amendment providing
the recall of public otlicials. The idea
is tliat where an oflioer Is not serving
the people the way be should, a petl
lion containing the names of 26 per
cent ol tbe t oters In nis district may be
filed asking bis resignation. Should
this not be forthcoming, a special elec
tion Is culled to elect a successor. At
the special election the officer whose
resignation Is saked Is also a candidate
and should he not be re-elected he
must vacate Uie office to Uie successful
Among the other bills pawed by the
senate are: Liquor licenses net to be
granted persona who violate liquor
laws; appropriating $123,000 annually
for the State university; authorising
railroad bridge across tbe Willamette
In the bouse the general appropria
tion bill, carrying Z,Z07,07U, was
passed and Uie $1 poll tax law was also
Tbe senate passed 35 bills and tbe
bouse 16. The larger part of these
were of a local nature.
Tuesday, Fsbrusry 12.
Salem, Feb. 12. The senate today
Indefinitely postponed Bailey s bilis
changing the primary law. The vote
was so decisive as to make it clear that
Uie law will remain as it is.
The senate also voted down Uie con
stitutional amendment to be submitted
to the people granting woman suffrage.
ith but one dissenting vote the
house pasted Uie bill compelling Uie
sale at $2.50 an acre of land granted
Uie Coos Bay Wagon Rood company ac
cording to the terms of the grant.
The senate has cut Uie allowance for
Uie Agricultural college to $37,600, a
reduction of $12,500.
The habitual criminal bill passed Uie
bouse today, it provides that on sec
ond conviction ot a crime equal to fel
ny Uie punishment cliall be double Uie
sentence provided by statute.
The senate passed the Bingham rail
road commission bill and, tabled Cho
pin s measure. The Bingham bill pro
vide for appointment by Uie governor.
The bouse tabled this bill. Except rot
the method of choosing member the
two bills are alike.
The house passed Uie bill providing
for Uie state buying ground and erect
ing armories for the National Guard in
stead of paving rent as at present.
A bill appropriating $2rj,lHo for the
support of orphans, foundlings and
wayward girls was pasted by Uie house,
Buttet Fat First grade cream, S8c
per pound; second grade cream, 2c lees
Eggs Oregon ranch, 23(3250 per
Poultry Average old hens, 139
14c per pound; mixed chickens, 11)
(12Wc; spring.lStitgUc; old roost
ers, tHjilOc; dressed chickens, 1415c;
'turkeys, live, l17Hc; turkeys,
ureaseti, viioiw, groou,
P,i,lr.la. mnnnn KV7fie n
V . 1 .- J Kfl
Vegetables Turnips, $101 25 pet
sack; carrots, $11.25 per sack; beets,
$1.25(tl.50 jier sack; horseradish, 7
,. ., nnttnAi.
. .,,. . nll1i;.n, to ui ,.r
33 25 ' crat
';,,. io,aisu ,r doxem sorouts.
niaW ilal.SS nor him.
Pottois Oregon Burbanks, fancy,
$1.40(31.60; common, $11.26.
l iltl2i'",l. Ut...u.An. 91
nnw uuu, i.v","i uiumwui, n
72c; valley, 70c; red, 6i B8c.
oats no, i wnue, jw; gray,
Barley Feed, $22.60 per ton; brew-
Ing, $2d; rolled, a.-a.oo(iJ4.ou.
Kye l.40(5i.oo per cwi.
Corn Whole, $24.60; cracked,
faa.ou per ion.
i. ir..n : HT 1 1J2i
uj-va"n; hiuihuj, . v'ws
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$17(stl8; clover, $0; chest, $9; grain
hay, $9c10; alfalfa, $14.
Veal Pressed, &H'0o per pound.
Beef Pressed bulls, 2ki3so per
pound; cows, 4 6,V,c; country
Mutton Dresseil, fancy, 8i9o per
pound; culinary, 6( 7c
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Secretary Loses Perquisites.
Salem One of the perquisites which
the secretary or state nas enjoyeu. ior
'years was cut oft by the senate when
thnt body passed s. . iv, oy Aay.
0iin ivu mv o... v.J,
of into the pocket of the secretary of
state, as heretofore. The proposed law
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mnnunira uiiugo w t
commission, or $10 lor two years,
Formerly tbe fee was $2.
Hssvily Losdsd Electric Trsln Leaves
New York, Feb, 18. Sixteen paasen
gers wers killed outright, our others
bav died of tbelr injurie, and at least
50 mors were more or less seriously in
jursd la tbe wreck of tbe White Plains
and Brewster express on tbe Harlem
division of tbe New York Central
Hudson Elver railroad, near Woodlawn
road in the Bronx borough of Greater
New York Saturday evening.
Tb train left tba Grand Central ta
tion at 6:13 o'clock, drawn by two
heavy electric motors, and loaded with
a matinee crowd and commuters on
their way boms from business ia tbe
city. It consisted of a combination
baggage and smoking ear, and five
eoacbes. After stopping at One Hun
dred and Twenty-fifth street, the train
waa scheduled to run express to White
Plain. At Woodlawn road the four
tracks paa through a rough, rocky cut
and take a sharp curve. When tbe
train reached the curve it was running
st a speed estimated at 60 miles
hour. Both motors and the smoking
car swung safely around the curve, but
the other ears left tbe rail and plunged
over tb aides with a terrific crash,
tearing op tbe tracks for a hundred
yards before they collapsed.
The causa of tbe wreck has not been
officially determined. At Grand Centra)
Station there was inclination to blame
tbe accident to spreading rails, but
later it was said that it was believed
that th axle of th first passenger
AGREEMENT WITH JAPAN NEXT
Follow Passsgs of Immigration Bill-
California's Cass Weak.
Washington, Feb. 18 The itate de
partment i awaiting the disposition by
congress of ths pending immigration bill
befor proceeding further with th eon
(deration of tbe Japanese excluiion
question. If tbe bill is enacted, aa im
mediate effort will be made to eome to
formal agreement with tbe Japaaeae
government that will insure the con
tinuance of tbe present policy of that
government withholding passports to
America to Japanese laborers.
8o far as the pending legislation is
concerned, it is stated that there is
every reason to believe that it will be
acceptable to ths Japanese government;
at any rate, there has not yet been the
lightest sign of disapproval in that
Aa interesting fact that has devel
oped ia the discussion of the respeeUve
rights of state and nation where treaties
are involved is that, ia at least one
esse, the California courts have taken
the most advanced grounds in favor of
ths supremacy of tbe treaties, in one
instance holding that the treaty rights
of aliens to possess real estate could not
be destroyed by a state law.
LOSSES MADE KNOWN.
Fir Insurancs Companies Suffered to
Extent of 8180,000,000.
New York, Feb. 18. The committee
of the five of the thirty-five insurance
sompanies which acted in unison in set
tling their San Francisco losses by Sre
and earthquake, today made public in
this city the list of their net losses by
the disaster. Th estimated round valu
of the destroyed or damaged property
insured by the 233 companies in San
Francisco was $316,000,000, and there
was a net insurance loss of $180,000,000,
covered by 102,000 policies. The gross
loss of all kinds by the disaster is esti
mated by the committee at $1,000,000,-
000. The 35 companies, in their settle
ments, bandied 42,077 claims.
The eight largest settlements on indi
vidual buildings were: San Francisco
Hotel, $992,200; Fairmount Hotel, $200,
000; Merchants' Exchange, $582,000;
Shreve building, $384,497; Spreckls
(Call) building, " $515,000; Chronicle
building, $480,000; Palace Hotel, $1,265,-
Milk Poisoned With Formaldehydl.
Chicago, Feb. 18 That thousands of
infants in Illinois as well as -many
larger children, are bbing sent to pre
mature graves, is indicated by the spe-
tal report oy state lure rood Com
missioner II. A. Jaynes. Commissioner
Schuknucht points out thnt of 35 cities
sited not one escaped Having sold
within its limits milk from unclean and
unsanitary cans and vessels or milk not
properly strained, showing a deposit of
filth, and in 33 of the cities skimmed
milk was sold as standard, and was
adulterated with formaldehyde, which
authorities pronounce a poison.
Platte River Blocks Five Roads
Omaha, Neb., Fob. 18. Five trans
continental railroada through Nebraska
are today uaing the line of the Burling
ton railroad to the West, due to the
ood conditions of the Plate river. The
Union Pacific is tied up for 200 miles
west of Omaha, and the Missouri Paoiflc,
Bock Island, Northwestern, Union Pa
cific, and Burlington are using the Bur
lington tracks between Omaha and Lin
cola, Ho freight trains are moving.
Signal Honor for Mulkey.
Washington, Feb. 18.For half an !
hour Saturday Senator Mulkey, of Ore-
gon, presided over the senate, while
the Japanese question was under discus-
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Japanese Coolies to be Excluded
GIVEN EQUAL SCHOOL PRIVILEGE
San Francisco School Board Will Ad
mit All Alien Children to Hsr
Whits 8chools Now.
Washington, Feb. 19. Japanese
children are to be admitted to the white
schools of San Francisco nnder certain
restrictions; skilled and unskilled la
borers coming from Japan are barred
from the mainland of Uie United States,
and American laborers, skilled and an
skilled, are to be excluded from Japan
This is tbe basis of the agreement
between President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Root on the one hand and Mayor
schmiU and the San Francisco school
braird on the other, as an adjustment of
the anti-Japanese agitation brought
about by Uie segregation of Japanese
children In the San Francuco schools.
The agreement means that tbe schools
of San Francisco will be conducted in
the some manner as they were before
the botrl of education adopted Uie reso
lution last October, pioviding for the
segregation of the Japanese, except that
adult Japanese who are in primary
grades must continue to attend the Ori
ental schools, snd that Japanese child
ren under 16 will be admitted to classes
with white children of their own ages
Tbe Suite department since the pas
sage of Uie immigration bill, is prepar
ed to take up again tbe negotiations
that were already in progress with the
Japanese government looking to tbe
regulation of Japanese immigration into
tbe United States. It is expected tbe
negotiations will result in agreement
between Japan and Uie United States
for the withholding by Uie former of
passports to Japanese of the laboring
classes seeking to enter the United
States. For several years past the Jap
anese government has declined to issue
any such passports, but the intention is
to make this matter of formal agree
ment, if possible.
In the short time remaining of the
present session of congress it is not
possible, it is said, to frame anything
in the nature of a treaty, which would
require the action of tbe senate.
In fact it is by no means certain that
a formal convention is necessary to in
sure tbe continuance of tbe present
Japanese policy of refusing passports in
the United States to coolies, so it may
be decided to give this agreement an
other form than a treaty. -
Letters Do Not Show H Wss Con
nected With Land Fraud.
Washington, Feb. 19. Two facts
were brought out in the Criminal court
yesterday while arguments were being
presented in the case ol Hermann on
the motion of Uie district attorney that
he be allowed to amend his bill of par
ticulars. Tbe most Important fact was
the admission by the prosecution that
there is nothing whatsoever in the let
ters written by Hermann and now in
the possession of the government which
in any way implicates him in the land
frauds. The second disclosure was tbe
fact that the government bad many of
these letters in its possession prior to
Hermann s indictment and subsequent
ly, while the case was being prepared,
notwithstanding which fact, the prose
cution in its original bill of particulars
declared that the contents of Hermann's
so-called private letterbooks were "un
The progress of the case was delayed
by unavailing efforts of the defense to
prevent the amending of tbe bill of
particulars so that tbe letters of Her
mann to various parties in Oregon and
other Western states secured by the
prosecution might be placed in evidence.
Let People Vote on Question.
Sacramento, Feb. 19. In the state
senate yesterday Senator Camlnetti in
troduced an anti-Japanese bill, which
not only embodies the provisions of
Senator Keane's measure givii g Uie
school authorities the power to segre
gate children, but goes further and de-
lares that where separate schools bave
been or will be established heieafter
they shall not be discontinued until the
matter of such discontinuance bus first
been submitted to Uie vote of the quali
fied electors of any district oi city
affected by the change.
dapan Is Calmly Resigned.
Tokio, Feb. 19. Tbe passage of Pres
ident Roosevelt's passport bill by the
senate of the United States was semi
officially announced this morning. The
leading newspapers today explained
that this Is perfectly legitimate and in
accordance with treaty stipulations. It
is also pointed out that the promise of
success of Uie judicial procedure in Uie
school question is lessening. The pa
pers thus far have refrained from mak
ing comment on this latest news.
Filter Water for Canal Cities.
Panama, Feb. 19. A filtration plant
is to be installed in connection with
the water supply ot Panama and Colon.
A" n expert, wno examinee
m08t 0, the citjeB ol v'nM
gmtes. and that filtration is not neces-
sary, but it was decided to Install
plant nevertheless. .
MOST. LIBERAL IN HISTORY.
River and Harbor Bill Divas Almost
All Northwest Asksd.
Washington, Feb. 15. Never before
In th history of rivers and harbors leg)
islation bos any congress dealt so liber
ally with tbe Pacific Northwest as th
present congress will do in th pending
river and harbor bill. Not only la tha
aggregate appropriation larger tban
ever before, but Uie appropriation)
more nearly appoximate the estimates)
of the engineers. This is in a very
large measure due to tbe remarkably
efficient work of Representative Jones,
of Washington, who is on the river and
harbor committee as repeeentative of
his own and neighboring states. Mr.
Jones waa in a position to do things,
and his accomplishments speak for
themselves. Indeed the house has
been so very liberal that the senate bos
nothing left to do, unless It be to raise
a few appropriations that fall below
Uie bouse figures, and it is doubtful If
many such increases can be secured,
for in eveiy instance where Uie boas
cut Uie estimates on Oregon and Wash
ington projects it wss for some specific)
and very good reason.
In his work io committee Ml, Jones
had Uie active support of Senator Ful
ton, and the Oregon senator did every
thing that a man not a member of tba
committee could do to aid in getting
liberal recognition for Oregon and Co
lumbia river projects. There was ab
solute harmony throughout, and tha
two men worked together to a Common
The effectiveness of Mr. Jones' work
is found in Uie figures themselves. Tba
total amount recommended by tha en- -
gineeis for Oregon and Washington
projects was $5,110,244; the total ap
propriation carried by the house bill is
$4,670,244, a difference of $440,000.
The reduction were on Uie Celilo ca
nal, $150,000 being taken from the
amount recommended and given to tha
upper river, for which a new project
was recommended late in December; on
the Willamette and Columbia riven
below Portland, where $150,000 woe
deducted because Portland business
men hsd osBuicd the committee thst a
new taxation district was to be formed
to raise money to aid in this improve
ment; and tba Cascade locks on the
Columbia river, where $105,000 was
recommended for grading and filling in
behind tbe completed locks. Tbe com
mittee felt that this work waa not urg
ent, as Uie canal lock is itself com
With these exceptions, Uie house bill
provides the amounts recommended by
Uie engineers, and in tbe case of Co
quille river Uie committee appropriate
$60,000 when only $40,000 wss asked
by the War department. The $60,000
will complete this project, as shown by -
Uie figures of th local engineers, so tha
committee decided to clear up tha
whole matter at one time.
The following table gives the rarioas
projects and the amounts appropriated
by the bouse bill:
Mouth of Columbia river, $3,450,-
244: Palles-Celilo canal, $600,000:
rivers, Portland to sea, $300,000; Co
lumbia between Celilo and mouth of
Snaxe river, $120,000; Tipper Colum
bia, between Wenatchee and Bridge
port, $42,000; Upper Columbia and
Snake, $10,000; Coquille river, $60,-
000; Coos river, $3,000; dredge, Ore
gon and Washington coast harbors,
$100,000; Tillamook bay, $10,000;
improvement of Upper Willamette,
$60,000; Clatskanie, $500; Cowli's
and Lewis rivers, $50,000; Willspa
harbor, $25,000; Gray's harbor, $600,-
000; Gray's inner harbor, $177,000;
Gray's river, $2,500; Puget sound ard
tributaries (dredging) $75,000; Laka
Washington canal, $10,000; Swino-
mish slough, $75,000; Okanogan and
Pend d'Oreille, $20,000.
Two Dead, I, OOO Homslsss.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Feb. 15. Not
withstanding the rumors In regard to
the loss of life as a result of a fir
which last night destroyed 90 cottages
and residences, three hotels, the Carr
memorial church and fully 200 barns
and outhouses, entailing a loss of $200,
000. so far as con be learned only two
persons lost their lives. They were
John Springer, a foreman In the Cotton
Belt railroad yard, and a man named
need, who is said to have gone into a
burnlug building while intoxicated.
Neatly 1,000 people are homeless.
, Finds Huga Spot on Pun.
Pittsburg, Feb. 15. Professor John
M. Brashear, of the Alleghany observa
tory, announces the discovery of one of
Uie gieatest sunspote ever brought to
the attention of astronomers. He says
as a resut electrical disturbances will
be experienced throughout the country
tomorrow night. The spot can ba
seen through Brooked glass, but Uie sci
entist adds that it is one of the most
active of solar spots. Its approximate
length is said to be 150,000 miles and
30,000 miles wide, covering an area of
about 3,500,000 square miles.
Great Flood in Nsbrssks,
South Omaha, Feb. 15. The bodies
of Dan McCrone, a veterinary surgeon,
his wife and daughter, and Miss Bell,
who were drowned In the flood at Co
lumbus yesterday, have been recovered.
Today all the livestock in tbe Union
Pacific, stock yards at Columbus was
destroyed. All trains are held up, tel
ephone and telegraph wires down.
Dynamite is being used in the Loup
river by the Union Pacific, which Is do- '
ing its utmost to relieve the situation.
Treaty for Prohibition In Africa.
Washington, Feb. 16. The senate
committee on foreign relation today
authoiiaed a favorable report on a gen
eral treaty with the powers looking to
the suppression of the liquor traffic in
Africa by enforcing a prohibiUv tariff,
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