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OREGON MIST. VOLXXT HT. HELKNS, OKECiOX, riUDAY, MARCH 15, 1907. NO. 14. -------- IIf, tifrirf, ,..irr.7"... " "T i . ' - 3 M VS lit HC.HUA -. la a Condensed Form lor Our Easy Readers. HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A R.tum of th Lm Important bol Nut let lnlrllnf Evenf of the Pt Wtk. The people of Oklahoma are to vote nu prohibition. M, 1'elkuff, Itio Bulgarian premier, luu hren iumwiiuiUii. 'Nicaragua r aiviiKed uf njiylng in ttm American minlater. Premier Htolypln promise not to ill. Solve Iho Kuanlail doutna. Nlca-anna I ald to l preu-rlng a force with whlrhto attack IloiidiitM by -' The Khkmii Iioum ha lautaed the M'linlo bill providing lot i-eent iwimi ger tutu. Him.l urn (leiinany will both op hi iliMiniiiiiiiiiit at lha Hague peace Conference. Kiu'ivilln, Trim., by majority of nearly 2, (M O, ha votot Ui have no Ba hama in the city, Priatol ha received trcra nxltit mriit (nun Ilia proMnt as district at torney for Oregon. Il is charged that Hermann' attor ney have attempted b have witneae .r lh government til I a u,ry that ill help Ilia di-fcndaiiL A T-m man luui lust bwm arrmtml f.ii a ciiiim fr whadi he allowed his father to Imiik In IH74 . The dcallihnl corifetoiio( a wittiraM caused Hie arrest. Missouri valley luiiiU-riiicn favor joint rale. lt.itnn reactionaries tan to dlaaolve the il-muia Unlain an. I H una I a may unite l kii p ur.hr In Persia. War lietwecn unh n may eloae the liol.lllcl.l, Novaila, mine) Ji iKino la confident nf being able to dustriy tlin Thaw defense. Garfield ami Hallingrl am to tour the Weal in tli Interest of taiut reform. Secretary Si rails has Marted radlml reform o( Ilia ulrnilllawt lnaHvtloli Ser vice, Paris electrician have won their atriko ami tlio big city again ha light ami wcr. llcven i f Portland' aawtullla and 2,(mki men art bile a a nailt of thr lalr trouble ill thai city. Michigan cMr eoninie att pleading with tha governor to allow tliKiu to form a trust so to ive. fully light their rival. Th Nicaragua!) government ban In aultal I lio Aiihtii bii (Inn ami ajimullml Mluiatrr Mt'rry, ho ha vloawi tlx b'Kittiiili ami kiii to Conta tik-a. l!.'l.-nl liavn cltvUol oll'nTra of tlir Itiixaian iloiiina, Jiiiotiin Imn ibviilml to wall Mr. Thaw to the it mil, llirt hu wun nnotlitir ihvlnluil In tin' Ni a- York mayoralty coiiUwt. Tln mitnir truitt Iihn Ihvu vikhI In u Now York eomt by a itiwIiihI ilval. ItiKwi'vi'lt la rcinrlnt( tocloaotlio riiIm awiiiot Jaiuo liiiniittmtion. North Ihikutn aolon kuimI a law irovlitiii a 2,t cent nuwi'iiiir faro, Tim woman NoflriiRlut bill baa bwn tHlknl to ihiith ill tho HrlUnli purlin- IIHUlt. An olivlriclnna' utrlkii In Tarln put llm city In tlurkiiivM ami diMiiorulinhl Hi" iinwapiirra, Tim HihuiIhIi ininlNtor to Um I'nthtl HUit miya ilto Imttlo of Munila hay wna u victory of luui oVir wimmI. but i I hi 'iiinton, II Tojiih milllim aire, commlttm! ulclil by taklnn xl on. l'liynli'litn fouiiil iMiiuittli "( thi ili'inlly byilnvyuiilc poliioii in hi ato mic!) to kill aix men, Thn K minim biKUlnture lift votrxl 10,000 for tho Hcultlo fulr. TreHiilont II. mi I In, of lloinlura, cluiiii a victory over NIcnriiKiiiiii tioom, Thtire h n priiinlno of liiiriiKiny bu twi't-n llm cjir and tho doiiiiui. A rich ooppor atrlko Iiiih Iwon mnih' In NiivhiIii not groat dittiinco from Tiinnpnh. lliirrliiuui offnr to ro-opumto with tho Kovonimunt iu aottlliiK the rnllroud cont roviimy. Thnw ' liiwyoin iinnniincfl Hint (ho uoioiii-e la UiriuiKli. Jnroino Will muhi IIih ciiHc to the Jury, Tho now of tho accenliiiioo nt Swct- tuiihntn' rculniiiiilon wu rvcolvod with mjoiciiiK at Klntraton, l'our of I'orthind' InrKOBt nawmlll uro cliiHud on iici'ount nf hihor dilnuul tic. N curly (Htmui liumlrad men are 0111 . Knllrniulu In NmbiiHktt will wimply with tho id-cot t piiHMcnunr fine law, but will not ifrunt a Npuvial nitu of tiny kiiki. Thn lttmnlun douiini lull opened will) ruiiunli in control. Milliner pi edict nioro ciiHinalve lmU fot thli acaon. Enrop and South Amarlc Will b I Jamailown Expoiitlon. WahliiKtoii, March 12 In addition to tho itrcnt Irmiclud of the Atliuitlc IWt, coiiiinaiided by Admlrul Kvhii, llm naval dlplay at lh Jamotown vt Kltl.ui will iiicludo aoiue of the finmt VKd In the forlnn navloa. TIkwu are imwlly of the cinlwir tin, hut aa the aiiiiurcd vinwlg of (hi tyfio are iiHl to laittlrahip In alt and warcoly la foriiiidahlo iu apinaram-0, they will make an attractine allow ing. Tho Nnvy depnrtmiuit ha hvoti ad vlivl up .i ilntiMil tlm roiniiig of the following fnri'lgti aliii; Ureal lliltln The armurvil rriilcer (Jood llnie, lluirnhip ArKjIn, MaMt-nd und Unhurt!h, under cotiuiiMiid of Hear Admiral Neville, l'riiiint Arniiittil crulaora Khhcr and Victor llcgu and another ('ruirer to take the place of Iho Jcmi Jlnrt, In- t'litly wrecked off the Alrlcan nwnl, commanded by llitir Admiml Thierry. Jaiam llio cruiaer laiiguka ami C'hiliwe, under command of Vice Ad miral Ijuln. 1'iirtiimil One crulaer, probably the I Km CiiiIix. Auatria The armornl cruinei ('bar ic VII ami another eruiicr. Italy One armoied ciuiaei and one jimtM'Ird ciuiwi . Hwioleu One Vtarahip, not Vet named. llrnrll One to ihroe worphiim, not yet namisl. Aiueiitliia One to three warahip, not yet named. I hilo The rrilUel Helltetio. Ihdgiutu Will wud a military dele- lint ion and Chin a inllitaiy and naval hlegatiiin. GRAND JURY AT BOISE. Much S)culallon aa to tha Causa of Calling of Special Sioo. hilM, b''io, March 12. Kuitiora are rife tmiiiiht Ihnt there will he aoine atarttlng aenaiitloi. a the remit of the illing of the I'liittHl hint. graiKl juiy (ginning yiwterdny. Wimt Ihcae nutt ier are la mil known, but tbere are many liiriiiirea, llmUare given Unit me tm.ple Lifti up III the kchIo will be Involvul. There are cae pindlng in which pcMon are under indiclineiil fot alh giil timlier land fraud cum-a In Warhingtiiii eomitv, hut ll em pmh- able IhiMie will uol he lMUiht to trial. ('..Iniirl A. K. tirwne, apavial agenl of the Interior drMitiueiil, baa Ix-en here I'.r anliie weeka, and It I apreut that the iN'iipat Ion promised aie r tially Iho riult of hi work. It i known lliul he lm I "in invent ignting Mouin eoinplaint nuide by eilitrclir on r-lauition wiuk. hill the under atanding hit been that it wa aimply n Interior dciwrtment matter, Hie imiiI nn'bir coiiiplnliiiiig they have not be'li trcnletl fairly line of the hint given out la ill rela tion to the vlion liii'i aurveva for the government. Another, ia that '"i land matter in the vicinity of Mio- hono are lo I Investigated. There la a crookul acction line Iheie w hich Ihmw the full Into another v- (ion fiom thai in w Mien u anouin w embraced. There an) other ruinora In volving iiainiw of prominent la'rcona, I ut milhing dellnile ha )cl leaked tul. HEAVY SNOW IN EAST. Nina Inche at Atlantic City Drifting and Delaying Train. rhilndelnhla, IV. Mim-h I2.A heavv aiiiiwabirm, which ai'ina to have centered along the New Jersey vwt mid KnMcri! IVniiylvaiiia, vihiI.hI Una aivtion hkluv. Hllow fell cnlitilHIoualy for 15 hour, to a depth of aeven iik-Ih. Iteporl fnun At hint lc City ebow thai the full of aiiow there wa nine inclica, with li greul hill at other coHut point. Tlirotigiiutii reniiej ivaom um " wn almoal ii" aevere. At IVtlapvilio a lall of eight indie I reported, Hud ut UH-kluiveli there vn a full of ten inch . . ...Hi 1 L... ....... 111..,.. o. Al llaeaimrre, n ninion, town, lliiirlabuig and other point m the ettteril end of Iho aluto, a alniiliii full i reporUnl, and In ninny Hccllona the public riaul are cbwed to tmllic. The torin wa iMViimpunied by high wind, which ra lined dilftlng, and trntreoii Iho milwnya, nnticuliirly in the nioiintainoiia ncitione, wua relardtnl. Imporl Show Increaia. w..i.i.i.,n Miin-h 12. A atate- mcnt IfHiicd todiiy I y the bur.mu of i..iiuii.. wlutua thut the iiiinortntl'ina p.HI ir.n. ' . of iniiniiliictuiera' niuteiinl oontimw t Incrciine. The viilno of the imporw oi mw nuitcriiil for uo in iiuinuhicliiro In the aeven niotmm enning w ho .um uiirv, ll"7. wii 2(12,0O0.tHK), ngaiiiHl $22:1,000,000 lii tho mi mi month ot butt vein, while nmternii impnrwo ir further ue In liiiinufncluie iiiiiouiiUhI to flfiH.0011,000, ligiiint tl2:l,000,IHIO it tho correHponiiiiig period oi . . . .... ah into ni in ycllt. iwnciu impoiia, f ii,oou,w Raiie Wagai In Nivy Yard. Wuahlngtoii, Murch 12. The accro- .1 i... nan linn Hniuovcd tho re commendation of tho imval wugii homil ill tho we of tho Mitro iHiiuid nnvy I ..I si... i hViitiniucn lllul the I'llgct Sound nnvtvl ll I"". Tho nMiilt. ia u mtiHldomhln IncreiiHe or the rule oi pny ..( .1... .l,nl,. mid hilioicrri: lillHCit on tho fuel that tho vnt amount of re- ...,..i I,,., work nt Hun KramdKCO in- oldcnt to tho rebuilding of Unit city hue oiiuhciI uoiiHlderulile lucrciiHooi wngoa, Send Brltlth Sh'p South. Victoria, H.C.,Mndi 18. II- M. P. Shenrwnter I loading storea mid provl hIodh at Hwiuinmll for il trip to 8mit.li Ametlcii to prottvt lirltud) lntoreata tm. dimgered by the war in wren 13 twuen Nlcariiguiv nnd lIondutiiH. PROCEEDINGS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE lha following are noma of the moral Chapin'a hill prohibiting partner mporUint meiuiure paael by Ixith 'ahlp under aHHiimed naiiie. hoin of the leg b lut ure at the awaion I All bill crwting new district agri W1,fl: cultural xiti or increaaing appro- II- II. 1H1, Unrrct of Umatilla Per.' nriutiona fi iiuiiiiiK auie oi iiriarm and ammuni tion to Indian. II 11. IHO, lirown Invalidating will of iintmirrled puron fuba,uvnt U their marrliign. II. H. 1UU, Idirrntt of WaHhiiigton Providing for coimlruetion ol county romia on county ilivlaiou Iinea, II ii oiiu . i ii t n' aioii ib me en leciiou oi accurate inior- ..J,1: ';f M, Wi mtin regarding the ahipment of pro. I ihL " ,,,,,'lT"'ll:,,,l6' in rlod lot. CommiBHionei IM'iiltoiillary and laborer and median ic employed hy alnte and county li i, , .. ,, i. , ,. i iuiiojvi i;i)iiipniio-a w jiavv iiiem rvjori air V.I ... f L'i,iT -..H,'t(;,,l, mK. tothecon,iniHion every applition for of way rlht t ear, the nnmU-r and kind! the date of ii ii .,,, , . , , ! application, and the date the cam were I ,1 p lm.Uof,)-.To'(llj;ul,w , J t lM Btar pr. ve.,1 employe ruiring employea , Uw .hipping point and he deal b n '"i I'' l'U'U' Mt H T'U1 ,plT; " " The co...!laior. will alao ar II. I - 2JI , reinan-ltpilrln judg- , tJ , , ri.wh tlle meiil debtor, o make oath . to poaa.-1 0OIIHiIl((1 ,, wlien tUey ,re nlosi,d. aion of l'f;.'I'''rty U'ey clu.m. I itoinm,i,m will t gathered alao con- II II. 2.I1 abbur,.e-Author.ing p,,rni Mptm.nU ot othl.t p)mluct4. he tran.fer by a anne .,K.ue of pror.r-; , lamhe The j, to tya.-pi.red during d.rahil.ty of inaane i(, , ,,,, f)f theVommiHaion figure alaiuae II. II. 24 1, rreeinnu l.-ompuuory pa law. II. II. 345, Vawter lieputv flh war den lor Kouthern Oregon at 1 1,000 per annum. II. II. :iii:i. Haver To prevent oolii-l-tntion by attorney of damage iiita for prraoual injnrim. It. II. 3:i7, way and means commit- t.H. Appropriating 120,1X10 for payment of intercut on certilicate iaued by atate. II. II. 3X0, million lor aaw-aament of traualcnt liviwha'k and division of tax la-tween Interwlcl eountiea. - II. II. .1h2, Heynolila I'luhibiting wile of liquor w ithin two mile ol an Indian Mitool. 1 II. II. :IH4, Know-lea Permitting county court to levy tax for acalp bouutie II. M. 3K5, Itiirns Heguliitlrg manii fa. li.re ami wile of fixala ami drink. It. II. H.H'.i, lliirn licpiiiing elate fiaal ami dairy coiuiniaaioner to publish nioiithly bulletin. 11. II. 8l4, Notlhuiv-Keguluting life iimurnne coiiinie. II. 11. 43 Campbell Incrvaalug aalarv of labor comminlonei lo 2,tD0 per annum . II. 11. 412, Jackaon and Pike Mak ing a ycar'a residence In tate necuwiry to Imiarlon to Soldier' home at Hoe burg. II. 11. 414, committee on Soldier' home Increasing appropriation to flft, 000. II. 11. 415. Soldiei' home committee : . . ... i Incrciviiiii aalary of commandant at home to f 1,00(1 'r annum. II. II. 420, ways and locum comniit (,h AppMpriati'ng $20,IMK) for new buildluga at Slide Fair grounds). II. It. 245, Cluipin ICoqiiiriug part mrahipa torcviHil parth In interest. II. il. 240, lye Antlioriing etub liahment of high school dlntricts by con tiguous hcIiihiI diatricta. II. It. 250, liey Providing for permanent record of election leturn in each county. II. It. 251, Ivey Allowing vacation of street or alley in unincorporated town on (ictition of owner of abutting proper! v only. II. II. 2.4, Pavey riaclng state printer on tint salaiy of 4,ytK) pel an num tx'giuiiing In lull. 11. 11. 270, Vawter Increasing fees for admission to the Uir. II. II. 271, Freeman Making dogs personal property. II. 11. 270, ltarrett of Umatilla Ap pMprialing 10,0(H) for oHiration of iKirtaire, rond at The Italics .. ....1 I- II L'. II. H. 207. Farrell Extending limit .... i ..I.. l. mercantile house. till 11 I""" .... I II. H. 302, Freeamn Abolishing fee pa d district -attorney in divorce case, 1I.H. 304, Oolibin (.'resting lentn judicial district. ll.lt. 317, PikeCreating Twelfth judicial district. II. II 324, Connell Revising and coinpiling suite land laws. II It. 325, Newell Abolishing $1 sheriffs to rephu-o V tax diHMls. I 11 H 3144 Perkins Allowing conn- ty fruit 'inspector actual traveling ex- ' 1 Among tho more important bills which were vetoed by the governor are: The .ti.imrliitlon bill for Drain and Mniiiiioiith schools. This action was . ....l ....ll I..V nil. . ...... ... 11 II 334 Reynolds Increasing sal-'old roosters, wyjiuc; oresseu ciucseua, arie of" superintendent and assistant ' 15C'jUk". turkeys, live 1315c; tur physlcian at .lata Insane aaslum. key dressivl choice 18(i)20c; geese, II 11 'I'lU li r.Utlliiin AUIIlOrilXIlL? t VV t "'- taken on the ground that, each school pound; rhutmrh, no per pound; aspar should have l-een provided for by an loix-r pond should have been provided lor uy an indcwndeiit bill, and tho governor also contends that the pei.ple do not want .iu Senator Kava" bill providing for giir. nllnentorwof public emp.oyes- .lOlllir.... Uepresontalive Perkins' Dill piimn- piumi ;., n.v, ling orclmrdists to kill bird which de- fiOHc. s rov cr.il I M,ltto" lsswl, fancy, 8c per The measure by Peach providing for pimnd s orilinary 6(;e.7c. 1 1 1 . 1 Inns I Pork Pressed, 60o per pound. V ItyH, changing irrigation law." lb.pH-8i8no !er pound, accord Creating the olliee of choose, dairy Ing to quality. ,ndr.eii...eryin.ector. I Wmd-Easlern Oreogn average best. Jackson's bill changing fishing laws. 13(;i)18c, according to shrinkage; valley, Johnson' bill regarding instwetion 2lX'ft23e, according to fineness; mohair, of stock food. choice, 270300 per pound. Surveying In Harney. Hums The Oregon Short Lino has ui.rvevlnir nnrties In the field in itity locating the route of the Knslern. from Ontario to N- this conn v.. WICK"" ' - . , Iron. The road is mostly iwaieu up Malheur river to Crane Creek gap, and there Is one party looking up a route through the Malheur puss and around the south side of Miilheut lake. There ; is not much saved in mileage uy going 'on the south side of the lake, but it i 'uluiiiied that a hotter grade can be had. OATHEHINU DATA ON CARS. Commit iloncr Campbell to Ak Ship par for Many Detail. Hulem One of the important under taking of the Oregon Hail road coinmi- aion ia the collection oi accurate infor- loner Campbell 1 now arranging with the lumber companies to have them report which will ciiablo it to act intelligently upon eont rover Hie that are likely to ariae In the future, lite report will ahow t what extent the car ahortnge ia due to ecarcity of equipment, delay in loading, delay in shipping and de lay in unloading. Stockholder Mutt Pay Up. Medford 8tock holder in Ihe Mel- ford A Crutwr Luke railway will be served with legal notice to pay for ot relinquish p action of largo block of ta'k held by them for which the tMmkg ,nliow they have jiaid nothing. The demand ha crttel a aemtion, aa a number of wealthy citizen who have figured In the directorate of the defi.net compnny will have to iy up or I cleat e their atia'k to the receiver. The de maud bus lm n niacin by the leeeivel, who ia endeavoring to squeeze the water out of the "controlling ii.tuest" stock. Grain Bag at Nine Cent. Pendleton An order for the purcluve of &0'.0o a. k wa made by ihe exec- r"Ciation in this city. The name of the firm of iinjoiters or manufacturer ana ine price iiaui nun noi oeeu given out, but it 1 thought that the Bucks are made in Portland and they will not 1 more than 0 cent apiece deliv ered in thi city. The contractu for 120,000 of thcxe sack have been eigned by Morrow county grower, who asked I for and were given permission to come ' in with the Umatilla county farmer. m with the Linatilltt county Crop Outlook in Harney. Hums Tho winter in llainey county is over and the snow in the valley ha j gone off with a warm lain. There ia ' plenty of snow ill the mountains to I keep the high water over the swamp land mid make good crops of hay. it-an and other states which did not Stockmen have turned their herds out participate in the first conference. He Ion the range, which is better than has j was informed that practically all the jever Ix-en known for t.tis time in the : signatories had agreed to the method 'year. Fanners are preiwring their proposed by Russia, namely, notifica . ground for spring crops and everything tiou of acceptance of the regulation, points to a ftticceesful year to the farm- J the signing of the protocol of the first era of Harney county. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, 70c; bluestem, 72c; valley, 70c, ted, C8c. Oats No. 1 white, 29; gray, 28.50. Hurley Feed, 122.60 per ton; brew ing, 23; rolled, 23.6024.50. Kye $1.45(ii1.50 per cwt. Coin Whole, $24.50; cracked, 122. SO ix-r ton. Hay .Valley timothy, No. 1. 1415 mertun: Eastern Oregon timothy, $17 ; ciover, tn, ciu-i, lt.Kln; alfalfa, 1 14 a. anl 'laOE. miner rancy creamery, o is -i; per poumi. inmcr r rum Kioc v.. iperpuunui .viuSiu.i., " per pound. I , f-.BKS-Ogon ranch, ,e per dozen Po.iltry-Avera old hens, 1415c IT pound; mixed chickens, 18H(j14c; ispriug, iryersnuu uivncio, avvuim.v., , Vi R v Rn i......v, T...... v.,-.... Vegetables-Turnips. 1125 per 'sack; carrots, 11. 25 per saik; beels, 1.2:.(.i:.l .50 per sack; horseradish. 7 Ht per pound; sweet rttoea, 3,c per pound ; cauliflower, $2.60 per dozen; celery, $:l..5 per crate; sprouts, 9c per ag , i-; mm j Onions Or I otnloes-( .$135; No. 1 VtUOIlBV.H-K'0,tM.:VV I" ."-v-... Oregon llurbanks, fancy, choice, $1(!)1.25; com- moil, i5c(?.l. J ll,.ef Dressed bulls, 2,S,3o rr , ..... ,. May Invoke Referendum on U of O Salem That a movement is on foot looking lo invoking the referendum on the appropriation ot $250,000 for the State university's improvement is evi- , i, ,,, A.l.n,,,, . .l,,flnn . - ; by the Lmn County Business Council of tho Patrons of Husbandry, receivhe by the governor, which reflects itcd attitude of the State, grange in that di- nrium. i """'"' spiratlon that the manner of expendi- ture is not sufficiently outlined. THIRD TERM TALK. Movement Rafut to Down and th Protldint May Accept. Washington, March 11. Politician in WaabingUjn are trying to figure out the meaning of the sudden outburst of the Kooaevelt third term boom here. They regard at especially significant the typewritten memorandum given out by Itepreaentative Martin, of South Dakota, after a conference with the president, vigorously defending the third term idea. ' They have reached the conclusion that the president lealizes that the third term movement must be allowed to run light on in order to head off the progress of the boom of reactionary candidate. The prevailing opinion here remain tliat President lioosevelt personally will go as far a he can to prevent hi own renomlnation, but will slop at nothing to assure the nomina tion of a ruccessor in accord with hi policies. liather than see them succumb, many believe that the president himself, if properly approached, would take a re nomination, providing no other candi date satisfactory to himself and friend is strong enough to unite the next Re publican national convention. PLAN TO FORTIFY PHILIPPINES. President Consider It and Will Puth Construction Rapidly. Washington, March Jl. Forticttiont of the Philippine islands formed the subject of a lengthy conference at the White House tonight, participated in by the president, Major General Frank 1 i st Hell, chief of staff; Brigadier Gen eral Murray, chief of coast artillery; Secretary of the Navy Metealf, and Cap tain Mason Sargent, of the naval gener al board. There la available at the present time fortius purpose $1,435,000 and tenative plan already have been prepared for carrying ont the project. These were carefully gone over today by Secretary Taft and Generals Pell and Murray and it was the ecretary's in tention to be at the White House to night and join in the conference, but he was unavoidably kepaway. DISARMING I EXCLUDED. Russia Will Not Allow Discussion at Th Hague Conference. St. Pelereburg, March 11. Professor de Martena, Kustdan imperial councillor of stute, who baa been making a tour of Hie capital of Europe for tbe purpose of determining the program to be dis cussed at the next peace conference at The Hague, is expected back in St. Petersburg this week. The introduction of any measures for the limitation of armaments is regard ed here as definitely excluded, because of the attitude of several of the powers. United States Ambassador Kiddle has inquired at the Foreign ofliee here re garding the mode of admission to tbe next confer jnce of certain South Amer- .onfereiice and the number of delegates. ALL PRISONERS GOING NAKED. Refuse to Wear Clothe Because In fected With Leprosy. St. retersbuig, March 11. Four hundred political prisoners at Smolensk have gone on a very original etiike. A week ago they refused to put on any clothes and since then they have walked around stark naked. Tho reason is that the prison author ities took away their own clothes and save them clothes made from the poor est grade of bin lap unlit for making hairs. After thev had worn these clothes a few davs nearly all were suf fering with a iash eovenng their whole bodies, but still the prisoners did not mutter. When a number of them had been infected with leprosy, one morn ing all of Die clothes, blankets and sheets were thrown out of the prison ers' cells and they declared unanimous- h that thev would so naked rather than run the risk of contracting diseas. es from wearing the prison garb. Will Bridge Gap of Time. Washington, March 11. As a lesult of consultations between Secretary Root and Director North, head of tbe Ameri can Tariff F.xpert commission, which visited Germany relative to the making of some tariff arrangements before the expiration of the German order sua pending for a j ear the application of tho German maximum tariff rates to American exports a new arrangement will have been made which will bridge over the period of time between that date and the reassembling of the next congress. Archie Now Recovering:. Washington, March 11. Marked im provement was shown yesterday in the condition of Archie Roosevelt, the president's son, who is ill with dipt). theria. Surgeon General Rixey last evening expressed the opinion that Archie was practically out of danger so far as the diphtheria is concerned, but that the disease has left him in a some what weakened condition. He asserted, however, that if no complications set in the boy would soon be well. Those 600 Not Avenged. . Danville, 111., March 11. In the trial here of Will J. Davis, charged with manslaughter, owing to tbe Iro quois theater tire at Chicago, in which nearly COO lives were lost in . 1003, Judge Kimhrough today hold that part of the ChieAim ordinance on which ' Davis was indicted is void. LAND FRAUD APPEAL Adverse Decision In Cases of Williamson, et a!. SUPREME COURT THE ONLY HOPE Williamton' Appeal Ditmitted and Bigg and Getner' Writ of Error Overruled. Portland, March 12. Thrice tried, finally convicted, and facing sentences of both fine and imprisonment for com plicity in the Oregon land frau.ls, J. N. Williamson, ex-congressman, Dr. Van Geener and Marion Higgs have met with an adverse ruling from the Circuit court of Appeals, sitting at San Fran cisco. By a decision handed down yes terday the Appellate court confirmed the conviction of Van Gesner and Bigg, overruling the long writ of er rors that Ihey had taken from the find ing of the lower tribunal. In the care of Williamson, the appeal was dismis sed for tbe reason that a simi'ar appeal has been taken to the Supreme court of the United States. Although through a technicality the appeal of Williamson I thus dismissed, the decision is as clearly a victory for the government In his case as in the cases of Van Gesner and Biggs. The ex-congressman's appeal was taken upon exactly the same ground as those of his co-conspiratois. In their cases the decision wa absolutely ad verse, which is equivalent to an ad verse decision in the Williamson ap peal, so far as the merits of the case aie concerned. There was imposed against W illiam- son a sentence of 10 months' imprison ment and a fine of $o00 and a similar sentence was pronounced sg.iint Bigs. Because of an Gesner a age and im paired health the court made the im prisonment in his case only five months, but ruled that he should pay fine of $1,000. If the law is permitted to take its coarse, the mandate from tbe court of Appeals will issue in about 15 days. Application will then be made by the Federal authorities to have tbe mandate entered in the court here. Following that an order foi the imprisonment of Van Gesner and Biggs will be Issued by the United States marshal. The hearing of Williamson in the Supreme court will probably occur within the next three monthts. HUMILIATION TO JAPANESE. Limitation on Destination of Immi grants Resented. Tokio, March 12. A qusetion has arisen regarding the last clause of arti cle second of the treaty between Japan and the United States, which has been cited bv the government at Wash ngton as authority for the statement that ine Japanese government hitherto has been issuing passports limning ine aeeuna- tion of emigrants. The passports sim ply certify to the nationality ot then holders and the placing of a restriction on them bv an administrative measure, is declared here to be unanthorizsd by law and an infringement of the personal right to travel guaranteed by the con stitution. . In view, however, of the attitude of Hie American government, in not call ing for the enforcement of the elause mentioned, it is thought that the limi tation eo placed will be left unquestion ed. Even then Japanese jurists believe that the action of the American govern ment in lestrkstiug the destination ot holders of passports will not be upheld before a eouit. Administrative action and litigation since the San FraneUeo school trouble have brought the clause into prominence, aud Japan has begun to smart under the alleged humiliation. It would be no surprise should pressure be brought on the government to have it abstain from issuing passports limit ing the destination of their bearers. Will Soon Lift Embirgo. Tacoma, March 12. Indications point tc an early release from the em bargo on the shipments of lumber over the lines of the Northern Pacific and Great Northern, which was instituted six weeks ai?o. Railroad officials report good progress In clearing up the freight that accumulated In the yards and side tracks along the lines during the floods and snow blockades. Track on the Pacific division are rapidly being put in good condition, and traffic ia nearly up to the volume attained before the washout. Play No Favorites. Washington, Mutch 12. No easy help to Wall street by rushing to the relief of the money market; no favorit ism to any clique of banks; no more "leaks" of important financial infor mation in advance of action. Such are the promises of the Cortelyou adminis tration of the Treasury department. Secretary Cortelyou intends to put a stop to treasury leaks that give certain financial Interests Inside information on intended moves by the government. Drastic Anti-Trust Law. Sacramento, March 12. The assem bly this morning passed Cartwright' anti-trust law, which is almost identi cal with the Ohio anti-trust law. It j 1 drastic iu the penalties that it pro vides for violations, and is sweeping in its definitions of what constitutes a trust. The bill now awaits the gover nors approval, and goes into effect 60 days after it is signed. ARCHIE 8UFFERS RELAPSE. Third Son of Pres'dant Serioualy III With Diphtheria. Washington, March 8. Archie Roosevelt, the president' third son, who has been suffering from diph theria lince last Friday, had a turn for the worse yesterday, and last night, though be bad rallied somewhat, hi condition 1 serious. Dr. Alexander Lambert, of New York, in response to a telegram from the president, arrived in Washington at 9 o'clock and took charge of the case. Doctor Rixey, Kennedy and Bralited were holding a consultation when Dr. Lambert arrived at the White House. Just previous to his coming, further anti-toxin was injected into tbe pa tient. Washington, March 8. At 1:30 a. m. word from Dr. Lambert, who wa at Ihe tick boy'c bedside, aayt that he ic still in a serious condition. There has been no change. . Washington, March 8. A message from the White House at 3 a. m. to the house of Congressman Nicholas Long worth says that, while Archie was resting easy, his condition was still critical. The message bore Dr. Lam bert's signature. TIED UP BY LEGAL POINTS. Iroquois Theater Trial Blocked Frem Reaching Jury. Danville, 111., March 8. The trial of Will J. Davis, charged with man slaughter on account of the fire in the Iroquois theater in Chicago in 1903, is now at a standstill so far as evidence 1 concerned and promises to be tied up in the courts indefinitely on legal points. When these points have been passed to the court, more of vital importance will be submitted. The defense offers to admit the facts. The prosecution denies its right to do so. Counsel representing the state said it would be shown that the theater was incomplete when opened and unfinish ed at the time of the fire, and that Mr. Davis knowingly violated the ordinance relating to safety In public playhouses. The defense moved that tbe prosecu tion be required to introduce the ordi nance in question, the theory being thai, should the court hold the ordi nance invalid, there would have been no law for Davis to violate. The court set Friday for hearing the argument. JAPANESE SPIESIABOUND. Military Engineer Dies in Mexi Hundreds Smuggled In. Guadalajara, Mex., March 8. One of the Japanese who deserted the con struction camps of the Mexican Central railroad died a few days ago at the Santo Domingo mine, of the Ampara Mining company, In the Etzian dis trict, of this state. His papers were turned over to the general manager of the company and it wa found he wa a military engineer in the employ of the Japanese government. Before his death the Japanese engineer stated that he was on his way to the United States. Of the 1,400 Japanese landed in the last three months for work on the Mex ican Central, only 250 remain. The other deserted and many of them are now in the United States. One of the interpreters of the Japan ese workmen was correspondent of one of the leading Tokio newspapeis during the war with Russia. Another is the son of a high government official In Tokio. May Not See Canal After All. New York, March 8. Speaker Can non and the the other members of tbe congressional party which sailed a few days ago on the Hamburg-American steamship Blucher, may not be permit ted to visit Colon, according to incl ination received here today The par ty had planned to stop at Colon on the homeward trip and inspect the canal work. Today tbe new came that the Panama government has established quarantine against Venezuelan porta because of a reported outbreuk of yellow fever at La Guayra,. Tbe Blucher Is scheduled to call at La Guayra and also at Puerto Cabello. Ursullne Nuns are Fined. Nantes, France, March 8. A police court judge today inflicted fines of $3.20 upon each of 27 Ursnline nuns and a fine of $5 upon the mother superior for persistently refusing to quit their con vent In compliance with the law dis persing religions communities. The defendants pleaded that both tbe grounds and the buildings themselves belonged to the order, which had been authorized to cany on educational work. The prosecution, while not con testing this argument, insisted upon obedience to the act of congregations. Sorry Ship Subsidy Failed. Buenos Ayres, March 8. General disappointment is expressed in com mercial and official circles over the fail ure ot the American congress to adopt the bill providing subsidies for steam ers trad I iik between the United State and South America. In this connec- .! 1 I. (. 11UI1 1UUCM BV1I111UJ' IB CApirro. U BV. Secretary Root, whose efforto to strengthen the commercial and friendly relations between the two America are highly appreciated by the public. Removal Bill I Signed. Sacramento, Cal., March 8. Gover nor Oillett this rooming signed the capital removal bill. Sacramento thu loses the seat of government of Califor nia, which goes to Berkeley. Governor Gillett was expected to veto tbe metuv ur. Sacramento It much aroused.