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NEWS OF THE WEEK ITEMS FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD. Resume of the Less Important, but Not Less Interesting, Happenings in Condensed form. Charles J. Bonaparte, of Maryland, has been sworn in as secretary of the navy to succeed l'aul Morton. The American Squadron, sent to bring baok the body of John Paul Jones, has arrived at Cherbourg, France. The Nebraska state central commit tee has fixed September 14, at Lincoln, as the time and place for holding the state convention. The Allen Steamship Company has reduced its steerage rate to Canada to 117.50, the same as the Donaldson line, whioh made a cut to that figure last week. King Osoar has relieved C. Hauge, secretary of the legation of Sweden and Norway at Washington of his func tions at the legation. Mr. Hauge is a Norwegian. Second Assistant Secrteary of State Adee, after a bicycling tour of France, sailed for New York from Havre Sat urday, to resume his duties at the state department. The government has formally begun contempt proceedings against the Atch ison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Preparations for the action have been progressing for some time. James F. Tracey, of Albany, N. Y., has been appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Philippine islands. Judge Traoey is a practicing lawyer in Albany and a gold Democrat. He will suoceed on the benoh of the Philippine supreme court Judge Mc- Donough, of Albany, whose term of one year has expired and who has re turned to this oountry. PATTISON NOMINATED BY OHIO DEMOCRATS Columbus, 0., July 3.—After a convention lasting six hours, with sev eral striking features, th« Ohio Demo cratic convention named the following state tioket to be voted on at the com ing election: Governor, John M. Pattison, of Clarmont. Lieutenant governor, Louis B. Houck, of Knox county. Supreme judge, J. T. Mathers, of Shelby county. Attorney general, James A. Rice, of Stark county. State treasurer, Charles F. Mason, of Butler county. Member of the board of public works, Patrick C. McOovern, of Mus kingum county. Platform Adopted. The platform adopted notes with satisfaction the determination of the national administration to purchase supplies for the Panama canal in the markets of the world and trusts that the day may come soon when the com mon people of the country may enjoy the same privilege and not be compell ed to pay tariff for the necessities or a higher price than these articles are sold for by the same manufacturers to foreign purchasers. The demand is made for the enaot ment of such laws as will prevent all rebates and secret contracts by rail ways and will guarantee the same ser vice to every citizen, and favors con ferring upon the interstate commerce commission the power, when it finds a rate unreasonable to fix a reasonable rate. It declares for home rule, free from state interference, in all local matters, and especially should towns and villages be allowed to decide for themselves all matters pertaining to publio or private ownership of public utilities and that provision should be made for submitting such questions to vote of the people. The platform also declares for election of United States senators by vote of the people and fa vors also the initiative and referen dum, especially with reference to the issuing of munioipal and county bonds and the granting of publio franchises. PEACE PLENIPOTENTIARIES. Russia and Japan Name Men Who Will Arrange Peace. Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 3.—An nouncement is made by the president of the names of the Russian and Jap anese envoys to the Washington peace conference. The character and abili ty of the men selected by both bellig erents is an earnest of the desire of their respective governments to con clude, if possible, the tragedy being enacted in the far Kast. The pleni potentiaries are: Russian — Ambassador Muravieff, formerly minister of justice, and now ambassador to Italy; and Baron Rosen, recently appointed as ambassador to the United States to succeed Count Cassini. Japanese—Baron Komura, minister of foreign affairs; and Togoro Taka hira, minister to the United States. Arranging an Armistice. St. Petersburg, July 3.—Negotia tions for an armistice between the armise of .Russia and Japan, it can be definitely stated, are now in progress, presumably at Washington, but they have not reached a stage where any further announcement can be made. WASHINGTON NEWS The Carnegie library at Everett was opened Saturday. Seattle bank clearings for June aver aged over a million dollars a day, breaking all records. Surveyors have begun staking the right of way of the proposed Kenne wick-Vancouver electric line. Jesse Mills, formerly member of the state board of control, has entered up on his duties as deputy state treasurer. Delinquent tax certicfiates may be assensed for purposes of taxation, ac cording tho the state board of tax com missioners. South Bend business men are con templating running a freight schooner to San Francisco, claiming railroad rates aret oo high. The Bellingham street railway com pany has just put out its first double decked observation car, which is in the nature of an experiment. The big Nez Perce pow wow at Nes pilem over the burial of Chief Joseph ended Friday. Old Yellow Bird is try ing to unseat the new chief, Albert, and elect Ollicut or Black Eagle as Joseph's successor. During June there were sixty-one applications to purchase sohool lands, fourteen to purohase second class tide lands, shore and oyster lands, and one application each for harbor and first class tide lands filed with the commis sioner of publio lands. J. F. STEVENS TO BE PANAMA ENGINEER Washington, Jnly 3.—Seoreatary of War Taft baa appointed John F. Ste vens, of Chicago, chief enigneer of the Panama oanal commission, with resi dence on the isthmus. Mr. Stevens succeeds Jonh F. Wallace. Mr. Ste vens -will be made general manager of the Panama railway. He will not be a member of the isthmian oanal com mission. His salary will be $30,000 a year. Mr. Stevens is now in the servioe of the Philippine commission as govern ment railroad inspector in the con struotionof 1,000 miles of Philippine railroads abont to be bailt nnder gov ernment aid. He was to have accom panied Secretary Taft today to the Philippines, bat has been transferred to the Panama oanal work. Mr. Stevens was recently with the Hock Island, bnt was formerly an offi cial of the Great Northern rairlway. RESIGNATION ACCEPTED. President Approves Action of Secre tary Taft In Wallace Matter. Washington, Jnly 3.—Charging him with changing his position overnight "for mere lucre," and with being in fluenced solely "by personal advan tage," Secretary Taft in his confer ence on Jnne 25 at New York, with John F. Wallace, chief engineer of the Panama canal, after administering a severe rebuke to him requested his res ignation on the ground "that public interest requires that you tender your resignation this moment and turn over the records of yoDr office to the chair man of the commission." This fact in disclosed in an import ant statement issued from the office of the secretary of war, which reviews the relations of Mr. Wallace with the war office and with the commission since the latter's reorganization last spring. The statement issued concludes with the president's letter to Mr. Wallace, dated Cambridge, Mass., June 28, whioh reads: "Your resignation as a member and chief engineer of the isthmian canal commission, tendered in accordance with the request of Secretary Taft, whioh request under the circumstances has my entire approval, is hereby ac cepted, to take effect immediately. Very truly yours, "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." NORWAY AND SWEDEN ON VERGE OF WAR Christiania, Norway, July 3.—There is a feeling here that hostilities be tween Sweden and Norway are more a Question of hours than days. One re port in circulation here is that a Swed ish squadron is on its way here and that its commander has been instruct ed to attack all Norwegian shipping wherever found. The government of Sweden took the first hostile step on Sunday when an order was issued declaring Stockholm, Karlskrona, Gothenburg and Farosund naval ports from which all foreign warships must be exoluded. The armies of Norway and Sweden now confront each other on the fron tier and anv simple act may precipi tate a battle. In fact, it is stated, ap parently on the beat of authority, that Sweden is now secretly mobilizing her armies. Stockholm, July 2.—The government has issued a proclamation, becoming effective immediately, deolaring Stock holm, Karlskrona, Gothenburg and Farosund to be war ports and exclud ing all foreign warships from these ports. To Discuss Immigration. New York, July 3.—At a conference of the executive committee of theCivio Federation held here it was decided to hold a national conference in this city on September 26 and 37 to disease the question of immigration. ABERDEEN HERALD, THURSDAY, JULY G, 1905 THE LATE SECRETARY HAY ADMITS INABILITY KRUGER FAILED TO GET MUTIN OUS CREW OF WARSHIP. Returned to Sebastopol After Un successful Attempt, and Un gear Machinery of His ricet. Crews of Remainder of Fleet Could Not Be Depended Upon. St. Petersburg, inly 3.—The unprec edented spectacle of a powerful modern battleship cruising around in the Black sea in the hands of a crew who, under the rules of international law cannot be regarded as other than pirates, and of the admiral in command of the rest of the Euxine fleet frankly confessing his inability to cope with the situation and directing the fires of his warships to be withdrawn, has stupefied the Ruisian admiralty. The battleship Kniaz Petemkine has sailed from Odessa and is now at large. Her crew, reinforoed by sympathizers from shore, is still in oontrol of the vessel. On the George Pobiedonesteff, which cast in her fortunes with the Kniaz Potemkine after it arrived at Odessa and landed its officers, the more loyal or more timorous portion of the crew gained the upper hand and agreed to surrender and disarm the ship. The rest of the squadron returned to Sebastopol without venturing to take up the gauntlet thrown by the muti neers of the Kniaz Potemkine, and Ad mirla Kruger, after a council of war, finding that he could not depend on his crews, ordered the fires drawn beneath the boilers of his ships ani save per mission to all the disaffected officers and sailors to quit the vessels and go ashore. The sailors of the Catherine II were known to be so mutinous that the bat tleship was left behind when the squad ron sailed for Odessa, the whole crew dismissed and the ship disarmed. MUST ASSESS NOTES. Attorney General Gives Opinion Re garding Taxing Banks. Olympia, July 3.—The attorney gen eral has made public an opinion that banks should be assessed for notes and mortgages. The opinion is addressed to James Elder, assessor of Whatcom county, and says: "You are therefore advised that a note and mortgage should be assessed if either a part of the surplus or an undivided profit, but if simply a part of the deposit in the bank, and offset by such deposit, you should not assess it. The rnle above set forth, i. e., adding together the value of the capi tal stook, the surplus and undivided profits, is the safest and best rule for you to follow, as it is impossible for us to state whether a note or mortgage held by a bank should be assessed un til we have examined the bank's books." Chile-Bolivia Railroad. Santiago, Chile, July 3.—Tenders will be made November 15 for the building of a railroad from Arioa to La Paz, Bolivia. Chile will give a 5 per cent guarantee during a period of twenty years and a deposit of 1250,000 will be made to take part of the ten ders. Violation of Law. Washington, July 3.—The interstate commerce commission basdeoided that the Northern Pacific Railway Company and its subsidiary companies operating stage lines and hotels in Yellowstone park are violating the interstate com merce act by establishing a railroad rate which includes stage and hotel accommodations within the park. CALL TOR THE DETAILS. Tax Commission Wants to Know About Corporation Taxes. Olympia, July 3.—Every county assessor must report to the state tax commission complete details concern ing the property and taxation of cor porations, inoluding banks, in his county. The commission has prepared blanks calling for minute details con cerning corporation property, and the blanks will be sent out to the assessors as soon as they are received from the state printer. The objeot of the com mission is to oheok up the extent to wbioh corporations are meeting their share of taxes. The information called for inoludes the names and addresses of the officers of each corporation, the number of shares and canital stock, number of shares and market value of all classes of shares of stock, undivided profits, surplus, market and assessed valuation and description of real and personal property, description and assessed val ue of franchise, if any; amount of in debtedness of all classes, gross receipts and expenditures of administration and operation, dividends paid, taxes paid, insurance carried and other details. The assessors are required to report the amount of ourrent, time and sav ings deposits in all banks, rate of in terest, loans of all kinds, total assess ment of the real and personal proper ty, including stock assessed, and are also required to furnish copies of the last bank statement issued. It is stat ed by the tax commission that the as sessors will be expected to report on every corporation in the state that is aotively engaged in business, but it is not likely that this can be fully ac complished this year. NEW ROAD THROUGH EASTERN WASHINGTON Portland, July 3.—The Telegram is authority for the statement that the Spokaane and Colombia River Kail way and Navigation Company is pre paring to build southwest from Spo kane, through the counties of Spokane, Whitman, Adams and Franklin to the Columbia river, cunneoting with the Portage road to Portland. This new road, whioh the Telegram says is backed by an incorporated company with a capital of #4,000,000, will tap a wonderfully rich and but partially developed country, and will come in direct competition with the Northern Pacific and Oregon Railroad and Nav igation railway systems. CHINA INTERVENES. Government Takes Steps to Stop Ag itation Against American Goods. Washington, Jnly 3.—The Chinese government has taken steps to stop the anti-American agitation and boyoott against American goods. Minister Rockhill, at Peking, has cabled the tsate department that after repeated and urgent recommendations from the American legation orders have been issued from the Chinese for eign office to all viceroys and governors in the empire to cease anti-American agitation and attempted boycott against American goods. Printers Make Demands. Indianapolis, July 3.—A telegram has been received at the headuarters of the International Tyographical union announcing that at a meeting of the looal union in San Francisco, whose wage scale expired Saturday, had re solved that the nninon should stand firm in its demands for an eight hour day. Baron Rosen Sails. Paris, July 3.—Baron Rosen, the new Russian ambassador to the United States, and Baroness Rosen, bare sail ed for New York on the Kaiser Wil helm 11. 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