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NEWS OHllE WEEK
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A Resume of the Lett Important but
Nat Lett Interesting Events
of the Pett Week.
Chicago teamsters threaten a general
Secretary Hay's health is much im
proved. The Rock Island system it trying to
obtain control of the Union Pacific.
Hitchcock hat dismissed eight offi
cials in the Indian service for corrup
tion. The Italian "government is reported
to have ordered a nmber of warships
to Santo Domingo.
The Chicago beef trust grand jury
has turned its attention to the investi
gation of the sausage business.
Foreign Minister Delcasse, of France,
threatens to resign because of the pol
icy towards Germany and Japan.
Senator 0. II. Piatt, of Connecticut,
is dead. Although sick for some time,
his death came rather unexpectedly.
He was 78 years old.
The Panama canal commission has
purchased a number of big locomotives
and cars for the railroad and will equip
the line with new and modern rolling
Japan boils with anger at the French
violation of neutrality, claiming she
has positive proof that the Russian fleet
uses Kamranh bay as a naval base.
Great Britain may be called into the
trouble, and her Hong Kong fleet is in
read iess to go to sea.
The Japanese army is advancing
northward, preceded by cavalry.
The teamsters' strike in Chiciago
may affect all department stores.
A run on a New York trading stamp
store has caused its being closed.
Irrigation committees of congress will
tour the West and visit Portland.
Senator 0. II . Piatt is in a very seri
ous condition, having had a relapse.
The.State department Bays it has not
received Minister Barrett's resignation.
The Union Pacific railway will build
more gasoline motor cars and run them
on all branch lines.
The strike in the Arkansas Valley
smelter at Leadville, Colo., has been
settled and work resumed.
Five miners were killed in an explo
sion in the Cabin Creek mines 30 miles
from Charleston, West Virginia.
The beef trust has been caught in
the act of sending witnesses away from
Chicago who might tell too much.
The Great Northern has let contracts
for the extension of its line from Sioux
City, Iowa, to Ashland, Nebraska.
Bonds have been sold for the exten
sion of the Western Pacific railroad
from the present terminus at Salt Lake
City to Oakland.
Kalieff, the assassin of Grand Duke
Sergius, has been condemned to death.
Troops fired on railroad strikers in
an Italian town, killing and wounding
The question of broken neutrality by
the Russians has aroused keen interest
Contracts have been closed for build
ing an immense steel mill in China.
The work will cost close to $3,000,000.
Portland is now officially recognized
as the leading wheat exporting city of
the United States. The department of
Commerce and Labor accords Portland
The Japanese government has let
' contracts for the erection of huge steel
plants and other necessary machinery
for the construction of heavy ordnance.
An American firm will do the work.
No women spectators will be allowed
at the third trial of Nan Patterson.
The Chicago teamsters' strike against
Montgomery, Ward & Co. seems to be
losing headway. Riots continue, how
ever. A young man of Muncie, Indiana,
has been fined $25 and costs for having
cigarette papers in his possession. This
is the first penalty assessed in Indiana
since the anti-cigarette law became
The senate committee on interstate
commerce has commenced its hearings
on railway legislation.
John A. Benson will have to stand
trial in Washington on land fraud
charges, the United States supreme
c6nrt having denied his right to be
tried in California.
RUSSIANS SEEKING TOGO.
Baltic Jrleet Joined by Third Squadron
of Five Battleships.
raris, April 21. If the French au
thorities are to be believed, news oi
momentous import may be expected
from the Far East very soon, as, ac
cording to Foreign Minister Delcasse,
the Russian fleet umter the command
of Vice Admiral Rojeetvensky sailed
early on Thursday from Kamranh bay.
Its destination is unknown, but it is
believed here that it will now sail to
endeavor to locate the Japanese fleet
and give battle.
Naval experts here believe that the
third Pacific squadron of the Russian
navy, which is commanded by Admiral
Nebogatoff, has joined Rojeetvensky,
and that the latter now has eight first
class batlteehips, three second-class
battleships, three armored cruisers and
a number of other vessels of not quite
so good a type. He is alBO believed to
have received large quantities of am
munition which had been shipped to
him some time ago, to have tilled the
coal bunkers of his ships, and generally
to have placed his command in condi
tion to give a good account of itself.
It is believed here that Admiral Jon
quieres, who is in command of the
French naval force in the waters of
French Cochin China, agreed to get a
message to the Russian commander to
day, and that the departure of the Rus
sians followed. Such action has been
expected, as the French authorities
consider that the protest of Japan
against Russia's using neutral waters
to recoal and refill depleted ammuni
tion magazines was well founded, and,
if Russia has been asked to move by
the French commander in the Far East,
a difficult situation has been cleared up.
CHINA AGREES TO PAY UP.
Will Make Good Deficit in Indemnity
Due to Fall in Silver.
New York, April 21. After two
years' discussion, the powers and China
will sign an agreement today, accord
ing to a Herald dispatch from Pekin,
regarding the payment of the deficit in
the indemnity due to the fall in the
price of silver, and providing for the
future payment of the indemnity in
The agreement comprises three para
graphs, and briefly Btated seta forth
that China is to pay 15 days after the
signature of the document the sum of
$6,000,000 and interest at 4 per cent
on this amount from January 1, 1906,
which sum is to be accepted in full
payments of all deficits due to the
change from silver to gold.
In the second paragraph China agrees
to sign immediately fractional gold
bonds, expressing the amounts due to
each country in the coinage of that
By the third paragraph China under
takes in the future to pay the amount
due each year in 12qnal monthly in
stallments, credited every six months.
China will be allowed interest at 4 per
cent on the monthly payments made in
advance of these biennial periods.
China will pay also in gold bullion,
gold drafts or telegraphic transfer of
silver at the average monthly London
rates, each foreign government select
ing the method it prefers.
PARDEE NAMES THE DAYS.
National Irrigation Congrest Will Be
Held August 21-24.
Sacramento, Cal., April 21. Gover
nor Pardee, as president of the National
Irrigation congress, has issued an an
nouncement that the next session of the
congress will be held in Portland, from
August 21 to 24. The session is to
follow shortly after the Trans-Mississippi
congress, which takes place from
August 16 to 19.
Governor Pardee states that he ex
pects this meeting to be one of the
most interesting as well as the most
important. The United States Re
clamation service will be one of the
subjects of discussion. There is some
hope that President Roosevelt will at
tend the session for one day, and Presi
dent Diaz, of Mexico, has also been in
vited. An effort will be made to have
both dignitaries present on the same
Given Time to Fix Up Their Books.
Topeka. April 21. Representatives
of the Swift, Armour and Dold packing
companies and the McDowell Stock-car
company appeared before the State
Board of Railroad Assessors to explain
their failure to make complete reports
of their private car lines as required by
the law passed at the recent session of
the legislature. They said it was im
possible for them to comply with the
law at once, as they had not been keep
ing their records in a way to make the
obtaining of information easy. The
board gave them until May 10 to report.
Stock Transfer Tax Law.
Albany, April 21. Gov. Higgins to
night signed the stock transfer bill im
posing a stamp tax of 2 cents on each
$100 of par value of all corporation
stock securities sold or transferred.
Fourteen Women and Girls Are
Earned to Death.
NO HELP WITHIN THEIR REACH
Sitters Give Up Their Llvst in Effort
to Save Children and Help
iett Oid womin, .
Montreal, April 22. The little vil
lage of St. Genevieve is in mourning
tonight over the loss of 14 lives in a
fire which destroyed the convent of St.
Anne there early today. One nun,
nine children, ranging in ago front 10
to 19, and four aged women, perished
in the flames. Two nuns were so se
verely burned that it is feared they
In their grief over the catastrophe,
the villagcra find some comfort in relat
ing the heroism) displayed by Sister
Marie Adjuteur, who gave up her life,
and Sister Marie Therese and Marie
Robertine, who were perhaps fatally
burned in their efforts to save the lives
of the children and helpless old women.
Bucket brigades were hurriedly form
ed by the villagers, but the fire had
gained such headway that it was soon
apparent that there was no chance to
save the building from destruction.
Sister Ragettera, in her efforts to
save the lives of the children in her
charge, succumbed to the smoke and
flames. The pupils who perished were
in a portion of the building where the
fire had obtained too much headway
before the alarm was given to enable
those who resjonded to effect their res
cue. An effort was made to get Point
Claire by telephone so that assistance
could lie had from Montreal, but for
some reason no response was received
from Point Claire.
The fire started alwut midnight in
the old ladies' hospital, and the smoke
was so thick that the children on the
floor above were unable to get down.
The convent was called Ste. Anne's,
and was a branch of the convent of the
I Sisters of Ste. Anne's of Lachine. The
building was a gray stone structure.
REFUSE TO PAY TAXES.
Igorrotes Cannot See Necessity for
Helping to Support Government.
Seattle, Wash., April 22. If the
Philippine commission attempts to en
force the collection of taxes among the
Igorrotes, trouble will be exerienced.
Twice the date for commencing the pay
ment of taxes has tcn K8tiKned, and
each time the natives have concluded
that the American government does not
dare to attempt the enforcement of the
During the time the islands were un
der Spanish control no attempt was
made to collect taxes from the Igor
rotes and other so-called non-Christian
tribes. Spanish officials were unable
to penetrate very far into the lgorrote
country, and the wild tribesmen have
never contributed toward the expenses
of white government.
Chief Fomeloey, the leader of the
lgorrote party now in Seattle on the
wav to the Portland exposition, w hose
selection by his tribe for the journey
indicates his popularity, is strongly
opposed to the collection of taxes. He
is regarded as a rich man among the
lgorrote tribes, owning about 200 head
of carabao and a correspondingly large
amount of land.
The carabao of the Igorrotes are
worth from $75 to $100 gold and are
raised more for food purposes than as
beasts of burden. In the lower pro
vinces the carabao are trained to work,
and are worth twice as much as the
It is impossible to explain the neces
sity of taxation to Fomeloey, who
sturdily insists his people never paid
taxes and gain nothing by contributing
to the government.
Denies Cruiter Acted at Spy.
London, April 22. Foreign Secre
tary Lansdowne has taken occasion
formally to deny to the Russian gov
ernment the statement of the Novoe
Vremya in regard to the British cruiser
Iphigenia, which vessel, the newspa
per, said, had transmitted by wireless
telegraphy the information that she
had passed Admiral Rojestvensky's
squadron 140 miles from Saigon. This,
the Novoe Vremya declared, was very
important news to the Japanese, inas
much as Rojestvensky had succeeded in
slipping by the Japanese scouts.
Gives Hintt to Hometteadera.
Washington, -April 22. Commis
sioner Richards, of the general land
office, has prepared a circular to be sent
to entrymen under the homestead law
giving them minute instructions as to
how to proceed under the law to perfect
their claims. This never before has
been done and the ignorance of the
homesteaders and their attorneys has
caused much confuBion.
WILL USE HIS TORPEDO FLEET.
Togo Will Not Risk Hit Big Vettelt
Agalntt the Ruttla'nt,
London, April 19. Baron Hayashl,
the Japanese minister to Great Britain,
expressed the opinion to the Associated
Press today that Admiral Togo would
not give buttle to Admiral Rojestven
sky . with hit entire squadron, but
would continue the cautious tactics
which hat characterised his attacks on
the Port Arthur squadron, not because
he feated defeat, but owing to his de
sire to inflict the greatest amount of
damage on the Russians with the least
possible loss to himself.
While confident of his ability to ac
complish the total destruction of the
Russian squadron in a big battle, there
is danger of Togo losing one or two of
his big ships. Therefore, Baron Hay
ashl believes, Togo w ill employ hit
torpedo ltonts and torpedo boat destroy
ers, which numtier more than 100 and
are vastly superior to the Russian tor
k1o boat flotilla, in harassing the Rus
sians while gradually picking off the
He said the coasts of Japan, Corea
and Formosa lend themselves to night
work with torpedo boats, while the
narrow channels will make the maneu
vering of large war ships difficult and
BREAKS ALL RECORDS.
Steamer Minnesota Crottet Pacific In
Very Fait Time.
Seattle, Ajril 19. The steamship
Minnesota, of the Great Northern
Steamship company's Seattle-Oriental
fleet, and the largest freighter' carrier
afloat, reached port last night, on her
return voyage4from the Orient, having
broken all trans-Pacific record on her
trip across. The Minnesota's time from
Yokohama was 13 days, 21 hours and
Among her passengers were a numlter
of Itussian officers and their wives be
ing sent home on parole from Shang
hai, whither they were taken at the
time of the capture of Port Arthur.
There were also a number of American
army officers coming from Manila,
either on leave or under orders to re
port at Washington, D. C. Altogether
the Minnesota brought lt2 passengers,
47 of whom were first-class, and a
little more than 7,000 tons of general
freight, of which hemp formed the
MUST HAVE TRIBAL TIES.
What Indian Children Can Have Share
Washington, April 19. Indian Com
missioner Leupp today promulgated
the order defining what children of
Indian parentage are entitled to share
in lands and annuities of various
Western tribe. Under his instructions
all children whose parents nre both In
dians may share in these benefits, as
may all children whose mothers mar
ried white men, provided the mother
is still a recognized memlier of the
tribes and affiliates with its members.
Whenever an . Indian woman, after
marriage to a vhite man, has with
drawn and is no longer identified with
her tribe, her children are not entitled
to lands or annuities allowed that tribe.
NEUTRALITY IN PHILIPPINES.
Admiral Train It Having All Watera
Manila, April 19. Admiral Train,
determined to maintain the neutrality
of the Philippine waters, w ill immed
iately dispatch additional vessels to
patrol the Basilan straits, as a result
of the reports that both Russian and
Japanese vessels have been sighted
there. Saturday the United States
gunboat Quiros was sent to inspect six
Russian colliers which are reported to
be lying in the gulf of Lingayen. A
gunboat is also scouting for Japanese
A report has reached here that 10
Japanese cruisers have been sighted off
Sampalok point. The cruisers are said
to be scouting in force for stray scouts,
ships and colliers of the dtussian fleet.
Judge Upholds the Law.
Denver, April 19. Judge N. Walter
Dixon, in the District court today, up
held the constitutionality of the law
of 1897 relating to building and loan
associations, under which President E.
M. Johnson and other officers of the
defunct Fidelity Savings association
have been indicted on charges of mak
ing false reports. The law was at
tacked by Johnson's attorneys on the
ground that the legislative records con
cerning its passage were incomplete, a
leaf apparently having been torn from
the journal of the house.
Fifty Hurt In Strike Riot.
Wheeling, W. Va., April 19. Fifty
men wore hurt in a fight between (iO
nonunion men from Pittsburg snd 150
strikers from the Whitaker mill.
Clubs, stones, knives and pistols were
used, but the nonunion men finally
scored in getting into the mill,
PROTEST TO FRANCE
Broken Neutrality May Involve
Her In War with Japan.
WOULD MEAN AID OF ENGLAND
Ruttlan Fleet Mutt Either Leave Kam
ranh Bay or Fight Battle
hi the Harbor
Tokio, April 20. Japan It contem
plating declaring war on France and
calling oiwOreat Britain for support.
This action foltowt the sending of a
formal protest to France against the
use by the Russian Baltic fleet of Kam
ranh bay as a rendtivout and the
coupling therewith of a statement that
if France refrained from acting Japan
w ilt send a fleet of war vessels to attack
the Russians in the shelter of a neutral
A conference of elders waa held last
night at which the entire situtaion was
discussed. Immediately afterward the
mikado wsa notified that the etdert be
lleved that the time had come when
France should tw forced to live up to
her declarations of neutrality, and the
note of protest wat drafted and for
It is felt here that the situation Is
extremely grave, and there is no doubt
that if Frame does not act quickly the
consequences will be far-reaching.
A dispatch from Sasebo states that
Japanese iquadron is getting in readi
ness there to sail for Kamranh bay ami
attack the Russians there, while Ad
miral Togo continues to hold the pass
age toward the Pacific.
It is reported that an American and
a British squadron is in touch with the
Russians, watching for violations of
neutrality or the endangering of British
and American shipping. The belief
is growing here that the stay of the
Russian Hcet iu Kamranh bay was pre
arranged. THEY RESIGN UNDER FIRE.
Accused Examiners Who Gave Pen
tiont to Carpet Soldlera.
Washington, April 20. Nine of the
ten pension examiners constituting the
Imard of review were separated from
the' government service today. Com
missioner of Pensions Warner trans
mitted the nine resignations to Secre
tary Hitchcock, with the recommenda
tion that they 1 accepted, and Mr.
Hitchcock took the desired action with
The resigned examiners, assert that
representations were made to them,
purporting to come from the commis
sioner, that should they hand in their
resignations, the matter would be re
lieved and restorations would be made
at some date in the near future. Mr.
Warner, however, made no such repre
sentation to the secretary oi the inter
ior. The difficulty involving the board
of review was its approval of several
pensions to applicants whose only
claim was .enlistment in a Pennsylvania
and a New 'Jersey regiment of volun
teers for service in the Civil war, but
the services of whom were never
availed of by the government.
MORE FIRMS ARE INVOLVED.
Chicago Strike It Spreading and All
Effortt at Conciliation Fail.
Chicago, April 20. Although influ
ences are still at work in the hope that
an amicable adjustment of the difficulty
existing letween the teamsters and
Montgomery, Ward A Co., can be.
reached, the indications tonight are.
that the strike of the teamsters will
spread to other concerns. Todav 150)
drivers employed by the K. M. Forbes
Teaming company were ordered on
strike because the firm insisted on mak
ing deliveries to Montgomery, Ward
& Co. President Spear, of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Teamsters, de
clared tonight that he would order out
all drivers engaged by firms that insist
on delivering supplies to the big store.
Barrett Hat Resigned.
Washington, April 20. John Bar-,
rett, of Portland, Or., United States,
minister to Panama, has saved the.
State department the embarrassment of
ordering his recall. He has asked that
he be relieved of his post, so that he.
may retire from the diplomatic corps
The government has been dissatisfied
with some of Mr. Barrett's acts, and it
was decided month ago that he should!
be succeeded at Panama by Judge.
Charles Magoon, of the Insular bureau,
but it was the intention to assign him
to another post.
British Engineer Named.
Washington, April 20. Sir Morti
mer Durand, the British ambassador,
today informed Secretary Taft that the
British government had, at the secre
tary's invitation, selected Chief Engin
eer Hunter, the builder of the Man
Chester ship canal, to act as one of the
consulting engineers of the Panama ca
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