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Um4 Each Wk CONDON.". OREGON NEWS OFTHE VEEK !a a Condensed Fera Isr Osr Ensy Headers. " A Resume of the Lata Important but Not Laaa Interesting Evonta of tha Paat Waak. The cxar is said to have decided to offer peace. Japan will not agree to peace unless it ia enduring. The second trial of Nan Patterson has been set for March 6. West Virfginia senators accuse Gov ernor White of boodling. North Dakota has appropriated money for the Lewis and Clark afir. A bill will be passed this session al lowing Alaska a delegate in congress. The president has asked congress to increase the naval appropriation bill. France will build a warship of the largest type to take the place of the one recently wrecked. Women of Moscow have petitioned the cxarina to ask the cxar to make peace with Japan. The parcels post treaty with Great Britain has been signed by the officials of both countries and will take effect r - . Governor I loch, of Kansas, has ap proved the oil refinery bill and recom mends other laws against the Standard Oil company. One woman was burned to death and 15 men and women narrowly escaped in a fire which damaged the Winton hotel, New York. Jay Cooke, the great financier, is dead. General Lew Wallace, author of "Ben Hur," is dead. He was 78 years old. The annual weighing of mails on trains is now in progress on all rail roads. The New York board of aldermen has raised the fine for carrying concealed weapons from $20 to $720. It is now conceded that J. Edward Addicka., of Delaware, cannot be elected United States senator. The president has appointed Governor Brodie, of Arizona, to be assistant chief of the Record and Pension office. It is probable that a decisive battle will be fought by the two great armies in Manchuria before a thaw comes. Susan B. Anthony celebrated her 86th birthday and received greetings from women's clubs all over the world. The president has ordered an investi gation of the business methods of the Standard Oil companyy, particularly in Kansas. The Japanese are transporting the heavy guns used by them at Port Ar thur to the north to turn on Kuropat kin'a army. Puter will not be prosecuted for his recent attempt to secure state lands near Klamath Falls fraudulently. The money paid . by his dummies is to be returned to them. Ex-Governor Boies, of Iowa, is seri ously ill. The fierce cold wave has broken and the weather is moderating all over the United States. Fire partially destroyed the Brevoort hotel,' on Madison street, Chicaog. Loss, $100,000. John W. Gates, in the Chicago ex change, declared that wheat will go to $1.50 and possibly $2. Conrgess will likely give the Lewis and Clark fair $30,000 remaining un used from the St. Louis fair. Signs indicate that a revolution against President Castro may break out in Venezuela in the near future. Russian strikers continne idle and they are furnishde money from a mys terious source to enable them to live. The United States revenue collector for the Northern district of Iowa has been asked to resign because of irregu larities. Adams has completed his case in the gubernatorial contest case in Colorado. Joe Fiorebello, an Itallian of Port land, who killed a woman recently be cause she would not marry him, has committed suicide to escape being cap tured. Theer is now much doubt as to whether the Third Russian Baltic squadron will sail for the Far East. The meat supply order has been count ermanded. . - Ice has stopped navigation on the Upper Columbia. DOINGS IN CONGRESS. Saturday, February II. As an outgrowth of the investigation of the General Slocum disaster, the house today passed a number of bills amending the law relating to steam boat inspection service and making far more rigid provision for the regulation and control of steam vessels. A bill was also passed authorising the con struction of a bridge across the Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai rivers in Koote nai county, Idaho. The entire time of the senate today, which was not spent in executive ses sion, was given to the Swayne impeach ment triasl. Four witnesses were ex amined. In executive session eight treaties of arbitration between the United States and European govern ments were ratified. The treaties are with Great Britain, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Austria-Hungary. Monday, February 13. The senate heard 10 witnesses in the Swayne impeachment trial today and devoted the remainder of its time to the consideration of the agricultural appropriation bill. The leaders of the house today began active work to get the statehood bill into conference. A paper is being cir culated to get enough signatures to bring the matter up. After that it will require a vote that the bill be taken from the committee and sent direct to conference. Tuesday, February 14. The usual three hours were given by the senate today to the Swayne im peachment trial. Only two witnesses were examined. The senate today passed the agricul tural appropriation bill and took up the District of Columbia apropriation b:i 1 The sundry civil appropriation bill was reported to the house and immedi ately thereafter the naval appropriation bill was taken np, with the under standing that eight hours shall be de voted to general debate and that the house shall convene at 11 a. m. each day while the bill is under considera tion. Wtdnesday, February 15. The senate today continued but could not conclude, consideration of the bill making appropriations for the support of the government of the District of Columbia. In the Swayne trial a number of wit nesses were examined for the purpose of ascertaining if the judge was in the habit of traveling on passes. The question of what the nolicy of the government should be with respect to the upbuilding of the navy was again threshed out in the house today. At the time of adjournment the navy ap propriation bill was still under consid eration. Thursday, February 18. Aside from two hours spent in rou tine business the senate today gave its entire attention to the Swayne impeach ment trial. Two and a half hours of the time given to that case was spent behind closed doors. Before taking up the naval bill, which occupied the greater part of its time, the house today entered an em phatic protest against the action of the senate in amending the agricultural bill. After considering the naval bill for the most of the day it was laid aside and several bills of minor importance were passed. Friday, February 17. The house today rejected all changes in the original statehood bill by send ing it to conference without taking any action on it. The senate today passed a bill appro priating $9,940,000 for the District of Columbia, and the diplomatic and con sular appropriation bill carrying $2, 156,000. . f Only one hour was spent today on the Swayne impeachment trial. Loubet Will Soon Retire. New York, Feb. 17. President Lou bet will resign the office before the ex piration of his seven-year term, which ends February 18, 1906, according to a Herald dispatch from Paris. His rea son for this step is that the triennial renewal of the senate and the general election of member of the chamber of deputies will take place next year, and parliament will not meet nntil the close of 1905. It is stated he will resign in time for his successor to be elected by the present chambers reunited " in national assembly. Castro Defies Uncle Sam. Paris, Feb. 17. A semi-official dis patch from Caracas, Venezuela, sava that under the pressure of President Castro, '' the court has ordered the se questration of the landed property of the American Asphalt company. The decision in the case has caused excite ment among Americans at Caracas. Japanese Have School for Spies. Mukden, Feb. 17. Seventeen Chi nese have been arrested here, charged with being Japanese spies. Documents were found in their possession showing they were trained in a school estab lished by the Japanese to qualify them as spies. They will be tried by court-martial. SERGIUS IS KILLED Russian Grand Duke the Victim c! a Terrorist Bomb. BAD BEEN MARKED FOR MONTHS Missile was Packsd with Nails, and Grand Duke's Body was Torn Into Fragments. Moscow, Feb. 18. Within the walls of the far-famed Kremlin palace, and almost underneath the historical tower from which Ivan the Terrible watched the heads of his enemies falling beneath the axe on the famed Red Square, and within a stone's throw of the great bell of Moscow, Grand Duke Sergius, uncle and brother-in-law of Emperor Nich olas, met a terrible death shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The deed was committed by a single terrorist, who threw beneath the car riage of the grand duke a bomb charged with the same high power explosive which wrought Minister von Plehve's death. The missile was packed with nails and fragments of iron, and its explosion tore the imperial victim's body into ghastly fragments, which strewed the snow for yards around. Every window in the great lofty facade ot the palace of justice was shattered and bits of iron were embedded deeply in the walls of the arsenal, a hundred yards away. The assassin belongs to the noted "lighting group" of the Socialist ..evo lutionary party, which has removed other prominent officials and long since passed sentence of death upon Grand Duke Sergiua. The grand duke knew that he stood in the shadow of death, lie was the recipient of repeated warn ings and elaborate precautions were taken to insure his safety, but all the resources of the secret police and sol diers proved unavailing asgainst an at tempt almost exactly duplicating the procedure that caused the death of Minister von Plehve last July. ALL IN SUSPENSE. No Federal Appointments In Oregon Until After Land Fraud Trials. Washington, Feb. 18. "No more Federal appointments in Oregon until after the trials." This conclusion was reached last night by Secretary Hitchcock, Attorney General Moody and Postmaster General Wynne, and applies to all appointments coming under the jurisdiction of their respective departments. As a matter of fact, this decision will affect only postoflice appointments, for there is no likelihood of vacancies occurring in either the Interior department or the Department of Justice while the land fraud case are pending. The district attorneyship must necesarily remain in abeyance until the cases are concluded, there are no land ollice vacancies pres ent or prospective, unless the register and receiver at Roeeburg should be dis missed, and such action is not contem plated until after the trials are over. So the agreement of these cabinet offi cers really narrows down to postoflice cases. CAN'T DECIDE THIS SEASON. Not Enough Time to Reach Vote on Smoot Case. Washington, Feb. 16. Chairman Burrows has called a meeting of the senate committee on privileges and elections, to be held on Saturday, to consider the arguments of counsel in the Smoot investigation and determine on some course of action. There has been no meeting of the committee since the hearings were closed, and no consultation of members to discuss whether it is possible to decide the case at this session of congress. In view of the limited time that remains of the present session, the disposition is to postpone action until the next session. There are so many points involved in the discussion that it is estimated that a week or more would be required in the senate to bring the case to a vote. Wltte Differs with Liberals. St. Petersburg, Feb. 18. M. Witte, accordng to the latest report, has re signed his position as president of the committee of ministers on account of differences with Minister of Agriculture Yermoloff over the conduct of the pro ceedings of that body. M. Yermoloff is probably the most liberal of Em peror Nicholas' ministers, enjoying now, according to the story, the com plete favor of the emperor. He openly adovcates summoning a Zemsky Sobor. The report is not confirmable at this time. Close Blockade of Vladivostok. New York, Feb. 18. Reports re ceived, cables the St. Petersburg cor respondent of the Herald, indicate that Vladivostok is being closely blockaded by Admiral Uriu's fleet. WILL FAVOR RUSSIA. Such Will Be the Final Decision of the i North Sea Commission. 1 Paris, Feb. 15, Russian confidence that the ciar's counsel will obtain a favorable decision from the North tea tribunal seems justified, though tech nically the tribunal only delivers an "opinion" following the line of the testimony given by both sides. Yet the narrowest concession regarding the pos sibility ot torpedo boat having n on the Dogger Bunk It quite sufficient to satisfy the cxar's reprcsenatitvee. ;This concession is contained 4iu the tribun al'! pronouncement, the last clause of which are being added today. The whole judgment will at the latest be completed tomorrow. Speaking to the coresjKmdcnt today, an official who Is closely attahced to the person of one of the members of the tribunal said : "It has proved impossible to with hold admission of the possibility and probability of the presence of torpedo boats without implying perjury on the part of one or two Russian witnesses whose evidence was of a character ex cluding the hypothesis of mere error of eyesight or of calculation of the posi tions of their own boats. If the tri bunal were a police board, a different course might have been pursued, hut, being an international arbitration coun cil, it can do no more than softly smooth down the ruffled feathers of each side." According to this informant, the con cession to 'Russia's feelings will l an expression ot the belief that the Rus sians were wrong in thinking that tor pedo boats showed a diqogitlon to at tack, hut sympathisers with the British side of the controversy do not disguise a feeling of disappointment over their defeat. LOST tOO.OUO OtAD IN YEAR. Official Returns of Russians Killed In Battle and by Wounds. St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. The official returns for the first year of the war, not including Port Arthur statistics, show that 130,431) officers and men passed through the hospitals going north, of which number 1,710 officers were wounded and 1 ,308 were sick j 63,900 men were wounded and 72,5X1 were sick; 4,007 subsequently died in hospitals; 0,744 wounded and 11,248 sick were invalided; 9,429 returned to Russia and 21,554 are still in hospitals. Over 77,000, therefore, presumably, returned to the ranks. These figures do not include the numlr of those killed on the field of battle, nor prol ably those slightly injured, who re mained temporarily in the field hos pitals. The showing is considered re markable. The proportion dying in hospitals is very low, the total loss to the active army in wounded and sick being a little over 50,000, of whom almost half have still a chance ot returning to the ranks. The other half will be inva lided or returned to Russia. The killed in battle are estimated to have numbered between 40,000 and 50,000. BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST Appropriations Proposed for Public Buildings on North Pacific. Washington, Feb. 15. The, sundry civil bill reported yesterday caries the following items: Rent of temporary postoflice quarters at Portland, $24,000. Improving Crater Lake park, $3,000. Enlarging and improving Clackamas fish station, $5,000. ' Improving Columbia river quaran tine station, $7,500. Seattle public building, $375,000. Tacoma building, $75,000. Marking Alaska boundary, $05,000. Isolation hospital, Port Townsend quarantine station, $9,500. Improving Baker lake fish station, $5,000. Feud Between Generals. St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. According to the latest gossip at the war office, General Kuropatkin has charged Gen eral Grippenberg, ex-commander of the Second army, with insubordination in leaving his command without authori ty, but the story cannot be traced to a responsible source. While definite in formation continues to be lacking, it seems to be generally accepted that General Grippenberg, after the recent flanking operation, blames the com mander in chief for his failure to sup port him. Will Pass at This Session. Washington, Feb. 15. The senate judiciary committee has ordered a fa vorable report on the Jones bill recent ly paBsed by the house, dividing the state of Washington into two judicial districts, one east, the other west of the Cascade mountains. Foster in tends to call the bill up within a low days and expects to secure its passage More Cash for Public Buildings. Washington, Feb. 15. The omnibus public building bill, in addition to in creasing the limit of cost of the build ing at Tacoma and Sprkane to $500,000, Appropriates $15,000 for the purchase of a public building site at North Yak ima. 7 UP TO THE SENATE President Sends Santo Domingo Treaty Will Letter. GIVES POSITION OF GOVERNMENT If United States Does Not Take Hold of Bankrupt Republic Some Foreign Nation Will. ' """"" Washington, Feb. 10. The senate must decide the question a to whether or not the Monroe doctrine ia to be maintained and upheld. This is the contention ot President Roosevelt. lie made the issue clear in a confidential letter to the senate late this afternoon, in transmitting to that body the treaty entered into between this government and the republic of Santo Domingo, relative to which the treaty-ratifying body of the government has heretofore indulged in some raustto criticisms. The president declared that foreign governments were pressing Santo Do mingo for the payment of claims; that while the republic should be prosper ous, its reveuea were depleted through insurrections and that, It the United States did not exercise such a just par ental supervision as would naturally be expected and as was desired by the re public ami arrange for the payment of just obligations, forcgin government would set about to enforce collection through the customary diplomatic methods. The message was reicrred to the com mittee on foreign relations. The treaty was not read. It was the expectation of Chairman Cullom to have a special meeting of the committee to take the convention up for consideration. Briefly stated, the protocol or. treaty provides that the United Bts tea shall collect the customs revenues of Santo IVitningo and turn over to President Morales' government a specified per centage necessary to meet the ripens of administration and disburse the re mainder among foreign claimant. Tho United States undertakes to repsect the Integrity of Santo Domingo and the protocol or treaty must be approved by tho United States senate and tho o minicun congress. CASTRO PLAYING rOR DELAY Venezuelan President Insists on Arbi trationRevolution Threatens. I-ttGuayra, Venezuela, Feb. 10. The negotiations between United States Minister llowen and President Castro in the effort to reach an adjustment of the pending disputes between the two countries are practically at a standstill. Mr. Howeii's efforts have been blocked by the tactics of Castro, which culmi nated recently in Castro's abrupt de parture from tho capital when he was pressed (or a frank and definite answer to the proMisitlon to arbitrate. After his return to Caracas he de clined to submit to arbitration on tho ground that the matters are now be fore the courts of the country, lie made a counter proposition, however, that the United States conclude with him an arbitration treaty to cover fu ture cases which under international law could be considered as diplomatic questions. This Mr. Bowcn declined, but in return proposed that a tribunal lie selected to determine whether the asphalt case and other pending case are diplomatic matters. Again, Castro refused, and pressed his demands for av treaty to meet future cases, and hero the situation rests. The ever-present rumors of a revolu tion against Castro seem at this time to have a possible foundation. The movement is assuming a more wide spread character than for some time, and it is considered in well-informed circles that a revolutionary attempt i not a remote possibility. The British Fleet la Coming. London, Feb. 16. The date of the visit to American waters of tho squad ron of British warships commanded by Rear Admiral Prince Louis of Batten berg has been definitely fixed for Octo ber. It will comprise a short stay at Newport, New York and Annapolis, The prince's visit to Washington will, it is understood, be of an official char acter. President Roosevelt will bo notified through Sir Henry Durand, tho British ambassador, 'and Prince Louis will convey to the president King Ed ward's greeting in a spec!! message. No Action on Lieu Land. Washington, Feb. 16. The senate public lands committee today recalled the bill which it recently reported re pealing the lieu land law and providing for the purchase of private holdings within forest reserves, or an exchange on the like-for-like basis. The whole subject has been refered to a subcom mittee This action will result in de lay and probably means that no bill will pass this session.