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GOVERNOR RAABEN'S INACTION \ DURING JEW RIOT8. 8t. Petersburg Papers Use Means to Incite 'Hatred Against the Jews, ' Who Are Not Allowed 8ame Freedom of Speech—Russians Are 8aid Not to Be in Sympathy. London, May 22.—The Times' St Petersburg correspondent, In a dis patch dealing with the dismissal of Governor Raaben of Kishineff, says the conduct of the governor in allowing, by his inaction, the Jewish riots to de velop into a massacre, is all the more incomprehensible because he had as sured the Jews, who warned him and appealed for protection, that every pre caution had been taken to suppress dis orders. Yet the work of murder, out rage and devastation was allowed to proceed witbput hindrance and the Jews were told that nothing could be ^done for them. The massacre, continues the djs^ patch, has shown that the local au thorities can not always bß trusted to protect the Jews, yet.Jsra recent cir cular Interior Minister Plewhe de clared that JeSrish clubs of self de fense coj'.ld not be tolerated. Many Russian papers have done everything ^iir their power to excite hatred against the Jews, and even now are allowed to say that the massacre served the Jews right, and urge still further re pressive measures. No corresponding freedom of speech is allowed to the defenders of the Jews. In justice to the Russian people, however, it should be pointed out that there is no sympathy on their part with these riots. The whole liberal press has expressed hprror thereat, and many çlergy, Including Father John of Kronstad and Bishop Jitomir, have denounced them from the pulpit. Trade Report. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of trade last week follows: Warmer weather made it possible for the retail trade to regain part of the losses in volume of transactions, and the level of quotations for staple lines of merchandise Is well main tained. Wholesale trade in seasonable goods is quiet, although there is more or less supplementary business, and jobbers report increased activity in several lines of wearing apparel. Clothing manufacturers are busy on fall samples, which are unusually late. Furniture and harness factories are notably well supplied with orders, and there is no evidence of dullness in machinery or hardware At most points there are indications of improve ment in mercantile collections, the fa vorable progress of fall work having a great influence at the interior, while heavy sales of fertilizers testify to the extensive preparation for large crops. Industrial conditions would be excep-' tionally encouraging were it not for the vast army of men voluntarily idle. Textile manufacturing conditions are extremely irregular, some improve ment being noted at woolen mills, While cotton spinners are in a bad posi tion. Woolen mills are harassed by the phenomenal quotations for raw mate rial, being unable to obtain even small concessions from buyers of goods, who only purchase such small quantities as are required immediately. Not only has there been no advance in print clothes, but a special sale at 3 cents occurred. Failures this week were 196 in the United States. Sensation in Tacoma. Tacoma, Wash., May 21—Citizens of Tacoma were astounded when A. C. Little and Mrs. Jennie Wood were ar rested and taken to jail and booked on the charge of adultery. Mr. Little was for four years state fish commis sioner, adviser and political -manager for the latè Governor Rogers, aid is one of the shrewdest politicians of the Pacific northwest. He is at the head of large mining properties and is known all over the coast. The arrest was brought about by tils wife, Mrs. Ella Little, v' ; o swore out a warrant and alleged that her.husband had for two years refused to live with her. Keerl on Trial. Helena, Mont, May 20—John S. Keerl, one of the best ki^own mining and civil engineers in the west, was placed on trial here for the murder of Thomas Cryq$al, a bartender. While on a spree Keerl made a disturbance in the place where Crystal was em ployed. Crystal put him out. He got Va gun and returned and shat Crystal. The defense will be insanity. The trial will last several days. Suicide of Oregon Lady. Joseph, Ore., May 21 —Mrs. Anna Shaw, who lives four m'les from this place, took carbolic acid with suicidal intent. She was about 50 years old. No reason is assigned. Her daughter. found her in bed. PRESIDENT COMING NORTH. In 8pokane May 26 For About Four Hours. v President Roosevelt will be in Spo kane three nours and a half Tuesday, May 26. Sunday he was in the Yosem Ite valley "and the big tree region of California. Monday he left Raymond, Cal., boiled north. He visited Nevada cities an<f t,hen returned to Sacramento Wednesday, whence he started north over the Shasta route, a, riving at Port land at 2:15 p. m. Thursday. From then his itinerary will be as follows: Friday, May 22—Leave Portland at l a iw K to 11.45, at Centralia from 11.55 to aoon; at Olympia from 1:20 to 2:30, and reaeh Tacoma at 4 p. m. Saturday, May 23 Boat trip on Pu get sound, touching at Bremerton. Se-, atUe and Everett, ending at Seattle about 9 p. m. Train to be run empty h™™ ^ ac0ma to ® eai -tle within that time. Sunday, May 24—In Seattlé. Monday, May 25, via Northern Pa cific—Leave Seattle 3 a. m.; stop at Ellensburg freftn 9:10 to 9:25; at North Yakima^from 10:39 to 11, and reach Paetfo at 2*p. m. Change to Washing ton & Columbia River railway, and leave Pasco at 2:05 p. m. and arrive at Wallula at 2:50 p. m. ; change to Ore gon Railway & Navigation company tracks and leave Waiiula at 3 p. m. 3top at Walla Walla from 4:30 to 9:30 p. m. Tuesday, May 26—At Wallace, Idaho, from 7:30 a. m. to 9:4.0 a. m. Stop at Harrison from 11:20 to 11:25 and at Tekoa from 12:40 to 12:45. At Spokane. Arrive at Spokane via O. R. & N. at Hamilton street crossing at 2:35 p. 1 ., and leave Spokane via the Northern Pacific at 6:05 p. m. Wednesday, May 27—Arrive at Hel ena at 8:30 a. m.; change to Great Northern and leave Heiena at 10:30 ns. Arrive at Butte at 2 p. m. Change to Oregon Short Line and leave Butte at 4 p. m. Thursday the president will visit Po catello, Boise, Nampa, Mountain Home, Shoshone and Pocatello Idaho, and thence will continue hilf homeward journey. . Schwab's School Dedicated. The opening of the Charles M. Schwab free industrial school and the formal opening of the Institution built ind to be maintained by the president of the' 'sfëeî corporation occurred at Homestead, Pa. Preceding the ceremonies at the • chool there was a parade. The uni formed troops of Homestead acted as escort to Mr. Schwab and the young iron master was followed in the line of march by the boys' brigade of Penn sylvania, thousands of school children, iron and steel workeis from Hsme stead, Braddock and Duquesne, secret organizations, fire companies and civic societies, in all numbering nearly 20, 000 persons. At 3 o'clock the dedication of the new buildipg took place. The exer cises were carried out on a platform in front of the school and were marked by brevity throughout. , After the invoca tion by Rev. N. D. Hynson, Mr. Schwab was introduced and in a brief address formally presented the buildihg and equipment to the borough. TIGER-POORMAN FIRE. Crusher and Hoist Buildings Are Destroyed. Burke, Idaho, May 21—The crusher and hoist buildings of the Tiger-Poor man mine were destroyed here by fire. One hundred and seventy miners work ing In the 1700 foot level were forced to make their way out by means of ladders. Three hundred ■auucio. luieo minarea men are < hrown out of work by the destruction ^ the buildings. I The fire broke ou' about 9 o'clock ' in the evening. It is supposed to have ' started from a defectively insulated electric ljght wire. The buildings were "f timber, old and dry as tinder, and the flames were soon beyond the ef arts of the volunteer firemen to con trol. --— Wheat Raisers Gloomy. Walla Walla, Wash., May 21—Cold showery weather has prevailed in the Walla Walla valley for several days. and wheat raisers are lljutte discontent ed with conditions. Showers come al most daily. The rain is certainly wel come, but the prolonged chilly atmos- ! phere ls retarding wheat and making the already late development still later. , ■ _ I Montana CU, Burned. i East Helena. Morn., May 21—Mon tana City, four miles south of here, at one time one of the most famous placer camps in Montana, from which more nuggets of size have been taken than any district in the state, was to tallv destroyed by fire recently. The camp has been deserted for a long time, and Its loss was discovered only t0<3ay - Midshipman Drowns. Annapolis, Md., May 21.—Midship man A. O. Barber of the fourth class of the naval academy, a son of C. H. Barber of Kent. Ohio, was drowned in | the Severn river here. IN TEN HO^JRS. TRAVELED 69 MILES ON A COACH ' 1 Fine Rest 8unday and 8aid He Fine Rest Sunday and Said He Never Felt Better—Greeted at Ber enda by Frespo People—President Roosevelt Made Short Address. I Berenda. Cal., May 20-President Roosevelt broke all recoras for Yose mlte park travel> • when hla I coach came from Yosemite to Ray j m0 nd, where his train awaited him, in 10 hours of actual travel. The distance is 69jnl , es . The president passed the j ßight In camp at Brldai Ve il falls, a few miles from the postofflee at Yose mlte. He slept soundly and when he awoke declared he had never felt bet ter in his life. His looks bore out his words. He had lost all appearance of being tired and his eye was bright. The members of his paity, who had passed Saturday afternoon and Sunday at Yosemite, joined him at the falls. Here he bid goodby to his guides, Leldigh and Leonard, and mounted to his seat on the coach beside the driver. The morning was cool and clear and the dust was not as 'bothersome as on the trip into the valley No incident occuued to mar the pleasure of the drive and the coaches rolled into Wawona shortly before 11 o'clock. Here lunch was taken and at 12:25 the trip to Raymond was begun. The driver of the pm-ident's coach was on his mettle and he put his horses to their best paces. 'When Awahnee was reached the party alighted and light refreshments wer«t served. The run from Awahnee to Raymond was the dustiest of the trip and the presi dent and his traveling companions were badly in need of a bath when they reached their train. An escort of cavalry from Fort Wood, which is situated at Wawona, accompanied the president to Raymond: When Ber enda was reached the president found a large crowd gathered to greet him. A special train from Fresno brought members of the chamber of commerce and their friends and they warmly greeted the president as he appeared on the rear platform of his car. He made a brief add;ess thanking the people for coming to see him. Alkali Water Cures Snake Bite. Joe McFran, a sbeepherder, was brought to Helena recently suffering intense agony from a rattlesnake bite. His hand was black ana swollen. The nake crawled Into a hole. McFran caught it by the tail, intending to crack its head off. There was another hole a few Inches distant. The snake ran its head through it and Struck McFran on the hand. McFran went to a water hole near by, which was extremely alkaline, and drank great quantities. His legs be came paralyzed. He gave up hope. A horse came by at 2 o'clock dragging a lbng rope. McFran got the animal into a water hole and was enabled to mount. He rode to James Cavanaugh's ranch, ten miles distant, and was una ble to talk or to move. He was sent to Glendive, a distance of more than 25 miles. The man will recover; The doctors consider it a miraculous escape, prob ably due to the large quantity of al kali water he drank, which acted as an antidote. Shamrock No. 3 Is the Best. London.—The introduction to the story of the America's cup races of be c * ose< ^ when the Sham rocks are docked at Greenock for dis mantling. An expert analysis of the new chaI,enger ' 8 work during the trials thls side of the Atlantlc proves that thls ls the best challen 8 er ever built, and her fr,ends 6° evpu further, and assert that > under the weather condi- tlons P reva *ling during her trials, she 18 tbe * astest oup racer ever produced, There has been no opportunity, how- ever, to judge of her sailing qualities ln a heavy sea and wind. The trials wer ® one 8 > d ® d > a » being- fine sailing 7** er '. ^ lth occasi °nally a fresh * w V but never wiwd enou S k to r , 6 ^ th , 6 spray over tne bows. Hence T " d f. ° f ° v ?, r 10 knota ' strength may nd tbe chall enger's weakness, _ . ~ 7 I P D i.°. n ? UCt0r ^ t0 Portland In 1905. p »ttsburg, Pa., May 21—With three rous lng cheers and a tiger for Pitts burg, from the throats of more than 50 \ delegates, the 29th biennial .con vention of the Order of Railway Con ductors came to a close in Old City hall. All of the visitors have praised Pittsburg and her people, and now leave in the anticipation of having as great a reception at Portland, Ore in 1905. _____ Dynamited the Safe. Tacoma, Wash., May 21—The post office at Tenino, 40 tpiles from this city, was entered by burglars at 1 o'clock in the morning Postmaster Campbell was bound qnd gagged and the safe was blown open with dyna mite. Four hufldred dollars in cash and checks was secureitby the robbers, There is no clue. POSTMASTERGENERAL EXPLAINS Has Been No Robbing or Defrauding of Department. Peltmaster General Payne has made an extended statement of the Tulloch charges. He said as to the charge that physicians were carried on the rolls of the postofflee without authority, that there had been 15 or 20 such cases ln the United States. This was a matter of administration policy he said,* and entirely within the province of the postmaster general, but that he him self last autumn restricted the em ployment of phÿglclBps-te-paatq fflces whose revenues aggregated #LOOO^0O0^~~ a year. "I want to say here that any irreg ularities complained of in .the Wash ington postofflee were investigated at the time by postoffice inspectors, who made a report to the postmaster gen eral. -They found some irregularities, but no robbery or defrauding of the government. Ex-Postmaster General Smith and Postmaster MeTritt of this city state in their letters to me tha^ they corrected the evils complained of as soon as their attention was called to them. All that indicates any wroi% dolng in the departmeni or the Wash ington postofflee involving loss to the government or the integrity of an offi cial will be investigated by Mr. Bris tow, but I am not going to investigate a stump speech or the question wheth er the postmaster of Washington should be a Washingtonian or wheth er Mr. Tulloch should have been re moved. The postmaster had a perfect right to reffloye Mr. Tulloch. "Much has been said of the state ment that Comptroller Tracewell called off one of the men from an In spection of the Washington postofflee accounts because it. was alleged that he was everything that might be called "pay dirt." Comptroller Tracewell in his letters to me says that the inspec tion had been fully completed before the man was taken off, and that his report was already in, and all the in formation wanted had been gotteh. Mr. Tracewell says he himself inspect ed the New York postofflee accounts. No Hushing Up. "Now, once for all, I want to say that this investigation of the affairs of the postofflee department will go on, to the mid, and will reach into every place and in every direction where there is reason to believe anything wrong may be found. The investigation will be pursued relentlessly. Any talk of the newspapers to the contrary is a pure gratuity. Any thought of hushing up the investigation is a pure gratuity on the part of the person who furnishes such information. I a m not the man who is disposed to turn tail in such a matter." Captain and. Privates Slain. Manila.—Captain Clough Overton of the Fifteenth cavalry and Harry Noyes, a private, were killed and Pri vate Harlow was wounded recently in a bolo rush at Sucatlan, island of Minoan&c. It is said that six of the enemy were killed It is thought the natives ap proached Captain Overton's command pretending friendship, and then at tacked the Americana. About 300 insurgents, armed with bolos, also resisted the landing of a force of scouts at Catalman, Camiguin island, recently. They charged the scouts and wounded two of them. It required an hour to disperse the in Twelve of the latter were killed and many were wounded The scouts whose gallantry has been com mended, are pursuing the insurgents. D . ® hock Wa * Too Great. Phi adelphia—Carimo Carmorrati, a bootblack, found a 819,000 bill on the !l W t ! lk H at J we,,lh and Market streets. He returned It to the loser and received flO. A few minutes later Policeman Vol ner picked up at the same corner a pocket book containing $850. He also restored it, receiving a "thank you." A ® °° one saw Carmorrati find the $10,000 bill he might have kept it In stead of doing so he handed it to his employer. A moment later a young man. shaking from nervous fright, hur ried up to the stand and asked if the note hod been found. When it was given him he fainted. Three Were Drowned. * Seattle, Wash., May 20.—A special dispatch from Dawson says: Bud Harkin, aged 29, and Miss Leila Wallace, aged 20, wvre drowned ln the whirlpool at White Horse rapids, while attempting to shoot the rapids in a canoe for pleasure. Harkin was form erly of Colfax, Wash. < William B. Coppir.g was drowned by falling through the ice near Stewart. Killed His Uncle. Portland, Ore., May 21.—A special from Independence says: Alexander Kerr was shot and killed four miles south of here by his nephew, William Peacock. Peacock came here and surrendered. He gave no reason for killing his uncle. Suicide at Kamela, Or. Kamela. Or.. May 21.—Elmer Swan ger, Sr„ probably the leading citizen of Kamela, drank carbolic acid with fatal results. Brooding over disease was the supposed cause. HEAVIEST ON RECORD IN MON TANA—« INCHES AT MOSCOW. Was General Throughout the Stock State—Lambs Suffer Most—Farmers Greatly Benefited—Lewiston Valley Farmers Are Jubllant-yt-Say Snow and Rain Assure Big Crops. Helena, Mont., May 20.—Records of the Helena weather office show that the present snow >s.the heaviest on record for May in Montana. At 6 o'clock Monday morning six Inches of snow had fallen in 24 hours. The storm is general throughout the state. It is snowing in the western portion and heavily on the eastern slope, and rain ing in the eastern part of the state. Woolgrowers who are not provided with sheds are sustaining losses of iambs. The storm is of great benefit to Montana cattlemen and farmers. 8now on Nez Perce Prairie. Lewiston, Idaho, May 20.—Over an inch of rain fell Sunday night and this forenoon. This is the heaviest rain experienced in the Lewiston valley for several years. Farmers and fruit rais ers are jubilant and report that crops will be benefited immensely. The same storm was general throughout Nez Perce, Idaho and Latah counties. On the rimrock north of Lewiston snow fell this morning to a depth of two inches and still lies on the ground. At Moscow the snow was five inches deep. There is over an inch of snow all over Nez Perce prairie. Fruitmen say the cold wave of Saturday and Sunday and the rain today will retard the ripening of strawberries and cher ries several days. Troy, Idaho—Snow fell here to a depth of about three inches, and at this writing is still falling. It ls feared that the heavy snow will cause con siderable damage to the fruit trees. Killed by Outlaw. Douglass, Ariz., May 19.—Deputy Constable Tom Vaughn was instantly killed and Constable Dan Graham se riously injured by an outlaw named Smith, who escaped, and is being pur sued by a posse. The officers had placed Smith under arrest on a charge of being a sus picious character. As they were about to search him he drew a six shooter from his hip pocket and began shoot ing. Before the officers could pull their guns both were senseless on the side walk. There were no witnesses, and Smith made his escape into the dark ness. A few feet !rom the scene of the shooting he fell ana dropped an old slouch hat, this being the only clew the officers have of his identify. Smith is regarded as a desperate character along the Mexican frontier. It is believed he is wanted for several murders and other serious Crimea. Only a short time ago ne was aiie.ied for assault to commit murder, but was discharged. If the posse overtakes Smith, who is believed to be fleeing on horseback, he will without doubt be lynched. Showed American Spirit. A party of Americans stormed the stage of the Libertad theater at Ma nila recently and stopped a seditious play. The piece, which is historical, has a climax in which the heroine throws the American flag to the ground and raises the standard of the Katipu nan Secret society. When this s'cene was reached a score of Americans sprang on the stage, routed the actors and smashed the frraiture. The audi ence fled. Colonel Tolentino, a former insur gent, who wrote thes play, will proba bly be prosecuted. Suicides at Vancouver, B. C. Vancouver, B. C„ May 21.—Two sui cides were reporte 1 here. One was that of A. N. Smith a wen connected Englishman, in receipt of a large re mittance. He jumped into Beaver river, just above the falls at Beaver mouth, and was dashed to death on tfce rocks in the foaming waters below the falls. The motive for his suicide is unknown. The other case was that of a Japan ese named Yuchida. who, at the con clusion of a family reunion, smiled, at his relatives and then put a bullet' in his ear. In La Grande Reserve. Tacoma Wash., May 18—Senator Addison G. Foster has just been ad vised by the commissioner of the gen eral land office at Washington, D. C. that a further examination will be made of the proposed La Grande forest reserve in the southeastern part of this state and northeastern Oregon before the reserve Is definitely established.' Montana Forest Fires. Havre, Mont.. May 21,-Forest fires in the Bear Paw mountains have burn ed over a tract eight miles long and six miles wide. Ona big sawmill and a number of cabins and barns have been swept away. So far as can be learned there was no loss of life.