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THE -SrOKOTKaOREG0inAN, THURSDAY, !AUGIS 80, ; 1900.
RUNES FOR EUROP
Safm Firm to Send Italians
to English Market
DIEECT SHIPMENTS PKOFITABLE
Oresron "Petite Cannot Be Sold In
Competition "With, the Delicate
SALES!. Aug. 73. W. T. Jenks, of
the arm of H. S. die & Co.,
of this city, returned last evening
from a tour of the Eastern states, Cana
da and "Western Europe. The chief object
of his trip was to study the fruit mar
kets of these sections "with a view to
finding a more profitable market for Ore
gon fruit, particularly dried prunes. It
has been the custom for American fruit
destined for Europe to be shipped to
Hew Tork dealers, and by them resold
to European buyers. It has been the
opinion of Mr. Jenks' Arm that dried fruit
could be shipped from Oregon to England
or Germany direct, thus saving to the
producer the cost of handling at New
Speaking today of his trip Mr. Jenks
said that he Is of the opinion that Ore
gon Italian prunes, otherwise known as
Fellenbergs, may bo profitably marketed
In England, Germany and .France, but
he doubts that Oregon Petltes can be
sold In competition with the French
prune. The French prune Is now the
chief prune consumed by the better
classes In England and Germany. It Is
sweeter and has a more delicate skin
than the Petite of the United States.
The French method of curing gives it a
darker color than does the California
method. The California growers have
been trying to imitate the French prod
uct and have been shipping their prunes
to Europe to be sold in competition with
French prunes. They have succeeded In
a measure, and have now a recognized
demand for their goods, which enables
them to receive orders before the prunes
The poorer classes in these countries
consume Bosina prunes, which resemble
small Inferior Italians. "What Is called a
French prune here is known in England
as a French plum. Since the Italian Is
a. very different fruit from the French
prune, Mr. Jenks thinks it might be in
troduced Into England and Germany, and
when Its qualities become known to con
- Burners, a- good trade will be built up.
At first It would be necessary to ship
a few carloads for spot sales. In order
to get the fruit Introduced, so that there
-would be a demand which would warrant
the wholesale dealers there In placing
orders for the goods.
Mr. Jenks found French primes retail
ing in England at from 12 to 15 cents per
pound for sizes that go from 60 to 70
to the pound. He also saw orders for
California Petite prunes at 7 cents for
the 40 to BO size, landed in Liverpool in
25-pound boxes. The freight from Cali
fornia to Liverpool Is $1 15 per hundred
pounds in carload lots. If the California
price should be established on the S
cent basis, theso prunes would he worth
5 cents per pound on board the cars In
The Italian prunes, Mr. Jenks says,
must be sold on their own merits, if soljl
In England. He took samples with him
and showed them to wholesalers, who
tested them, both raw and cooked. He
received much encouragement in the way
of favorable criticism of the -goods, and
his firm Intends putting a few carloads
of Italian prunes on the English market
this season. The large size of the prunes,
cad their attractive appearance, when
packed In 25-pound boxes with neat white
paper lining, is expected to aid greatly
In their Introduction to European con
sumers. These prunes would need to be
retailed a little cheaper than the French
and higher than the Bosina prune, and
would find their greatest sale among the
middle classes who cannot afford to eat
French prunes at present prices.
TEMCAX BAY LAJfD.
Petition to Restore 2SS0 Acres to the
S. B. Ormsby, superintendent of the
Cascade Forest Reserve, has returned
from a trip to the southern division of
the reserve, where he went under orders
from the General Land Department to In
spect 2S80 acres of land, which W. A.
Holt, of Crystal, has petitioned to have
restored to the public domain. The land
In question Is near Pelican Bay, an arm
of Upper Klamath Lake. It is sections
8, 16 and 17; the east of section 8; the
west half of section 10, and the south 4
of section 3, in township 36 south, range
C east, of "Willamette meridian. This land
was originally taken up by homesteaders
who, when the reserve was created, let
It go back to the Government and took
timber lands in lieu thereof. Mr. Holt
now asks that It be returned to the public
domain for the reason that It is very
valuable for agricultural purposes. Part
of the land described is marshy and cov
ered with grass, which would make It
good grazing land. The remainder is cov
ered a lth a light growth of black pine,
but would Also furnish fair grazing.
Superintendent Ormsby Is not at llberty
to state w hat his report to the department
will be. If the land should be restored
la the public domain. It will enable per
sons to take up 2SS0 Acres of timber land
and still have this tract open to entry.
As the land lies in such shape that the
lialf sections nearest Pelican Bay practi
cally control the entrance to the remain
der of the land, there may be a scramble
for entries in case the land should be
.restored to the public domain.
Superintendent Ormsby says that many
Indians are hunting in the reserve. He is
opposed to giving them this liberty, and
says they should have no greater privil
eges than are accorded white men.
FOUND TO BE JOIXT "WORM.
Pct That Bat Been Living Off the
CORVALLIS, Or., Aug. 29,-Study has
been given at the State Agricultural Col
lege to a worm which farmer say has
worked 1n wheat fields, and which some
believe has been largely responsible for
the damage to grain crops. It has been
Identified as the joint worm, but to what
species it belongs has not determined.
"To make this determination requires an
adult. Of many specimens received from
Douglas. Linn and Benton Counties, but
no had passed so maturity.
The adults arc very small, four-winged,
-wasp-like insects. They deposit eggs in
the stalk of the young grain In the
Spring and Fall. The eggs produce a
small, whitish, straw-colored worm, very
slender and perhaps one-fourth of an Inch
long, which Is usually found in the joint
of the growing grain. The worms live off
the sap. and the specimens at the college
were found only In the thriftier grain
stalks. They were not found at all in the
poor stalks. Tests made showed that the
grain attacked by the warm had suffered
oxrty to the extent of about 10 per cent
In weight. Professor Cordley is of the
opinion that the worm has had but a
small share in the damage to the crop.
OFF FOR THE HOPFIELTJS.
Many' Outfits Leaving Salem Pros
pect for the Crop.
SALEM. Aug. 29. This was the busiest
Aay this season among those who are
going to the hopyards. Many wagon
loads of pickers and their camping out
fits left Salem, and more will be going
every day this t eek. Those who go early
secure the best camping places. The gen-
oral price lor picking will be 40 cents.
There has been no change from the pros'
?ect of a first-class crop of hops. Growers
are not disposed to contract unless com
pelled to do so, and there are many who
talk about 15 cents as the proper price
at which to sell.
By a contract executed August 13, and
filed today. Matilda M. Kirk, of St. Paul,
has sold to A. Leham & Co.. of Cincin
nati, S000 pounds of hops, at 10 cents.
Picking Price at Gaston.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Aug. 29. John
Brisbine and Joseph Williams, hopgrow
ers, near Gaston, are employing hopplck
ers at 80 cents per 100 pounds. This will
be the prevailing price In the Gaston section.
THE TAKING OF TIEN TSIN.
Three Days of Unrestrained Looting
TEEN TSEN. China, July 17. Tho
ancient stone wall of the Chinese city
of Tien Tsln surrounded on, the days of
its occupation by the allied troops a
square mile of such filth, -ruin and death,
such turmoil and pillage as history could
hardly duplicate. Under normal condi
tions the place was. no better than a
huge cesspool, .festering with the accu
mulated rubbish and slops from a popula
tion of nearly a million packed Into a
labyrinth of hovels around the palaces
of "Viceroys and petty Taotals, who ab
sorbed their wealth and gave them not
even sewers in return. Now it is the
incarnation of all the suffering horrors
and waste of war.
The European soldiers when they fought
their way up to the walls saw floating
In the canals and ditches outside dozens
of Chinese slain by their own people be
cause they refused to fight. The bodies
were headless and their hands were tied
behind their backs. The heads were dis
covered afterwards. Rows of them dec
orated the outer walls hung by their pig
tails. Five flags were floating from the high
pagodas on the city wall when the news
papercorrespondents entered the French,
Japanese, American, Russian and Brit
ish. "It was hard enough to get those flags
up there," remarked a foreign officer,
"but the real trouble will be to get them
The suburbs of the city presented a
foretaste of what was Inside. Shells had
torn the huts and plowed the ground,
while dead men scattered about among
dead horses, pigs and dogs testified how
thoroughly the bullets had done their
work the day before.
The sights Inside compelled respect for
the fighting qualities of the Chinese.
Their dead were everywhere. Dressed
in the blue coolie blouse and trous
ers, decorated with characters guaran
teed to render them invulnerable to for
eign bullets, they were strewn along the
top of the wall wherever they had fallen.
"Walking a quarter of a mile along the
embankment, the bodies averaged one in
10 feet, And the wall was nearly 10 miles
Throughout tho city demolished houses
and hundreds of killed gave evidence of
how vastly more effective had been the
foreign shell fire within the walls of the
city than the Chinese bombardment of
the settlement, which, lasting for a
month, had killed only a dozen people.
The Viceroy had constructed in the pal
ace yard two comfortable and Impene
trable bomb-proof excavations, guarded
by sandbags, but the common -people
were less fortunate. Many women and
children were lying dead in the streets,
torn, terribly by shrapnel. The living
populace were utterly Indifferent to them.
They would not take the trouble to drag
them out of the street, or even cover
them with matting, as,a foreign soldier
did afterwards, but trampled them under
foot without bothering to turn aside.
Before the shooting in the streets was
finished, thousands of Chinese had
emerged from their burrows, carrying
white flags or the flags of foreign na
tions, principally the Japanese.
Most remarkable of all the sights was
the looting of the city; the middle of
the place was like an ant-hill kicked
open. Chinese swarmed everywhere,
thousands and thousands of them diving
into the flames of the burning shops
getting under falling walls and into
choking clouds of smoke. Most of them
were half naked, grimy with smoke
and sometimes dripping with blood. They
were piled upon one another. The
Chinese who would win a prize must
fight his way. Other Chinese would
spring upon him and pluck his plunder.
They rolled among the corpses, pulling
and tearing, while children being tram
pled down cried for help, and the mob
poured right over them.
The palaces, the mint, the pawnshops,
the stores of silks, furs and jewelry,
were the flrst objects of attack. Near
the middle of the city was the most'pros
perous pawnshop, an Institution that had
probably existed for centuries. "Wealthy
Chinese were accustomed to store their
"Winter clothing there for safe keeping.
"When the doors were battered down the
mob flowed in like a tidal wave. There
were British officers, naval and military
soldiers and sailors, but principally Chi
nese. In a twinkling all was pandemo
nium. The Chinese knew where the best
treasure was to be found and the sol
diers followed them. Two forces collided
In the gateway, a rush line of Chinese
struggling to enter, and another line
fighting to get out with great armfuls
of loot, while an. occasional soldier went
through the crowd like one of the Broad
Looting flourished for three days; on
the first day It was entirely unrestrained.
Many white people accumulated stacks
of goods by simply standing at the gates
of the city and holding up the best la
den Chinese from the endless procession
that flowed out. Pack horses, carts,
coolies loaded with trunks and sacks and
piled with loose silks, furs and bronzes,
crowded all the roads leading down to
the settlement. English officers rode
with their horses concealed under their
goods boxes and soldiers slung bundles on
On the second day a conference of
commanding officers decided to adopt re
pressive measures. The commanders, ex
cept the French, empowered the British,
who were doing the provost duty, to seize
all loot. This order the British attempt
ed to execute by holding up the looters
as they entered the foreign towns. They
took all bundles and reported the names
of claimants for further inquiry- Nat
urally this step provoked grumblng, par
ticularly among the soldiers of other
nationalities. Captain Bailey, the pro
vost marshal, explained that the prohi
bition -was designed to restrain, civilians
from getting the spoils which should go
to the men who did the fighting. An
official statement Is that all seized loot
will be sold, the proceeds to he divided
among the soldiers as prize money, but
soldiers wise through former campaigns,
The Japanese, so far as casual ob
servation showed, did the least looting.
The Americans had all to themselves one
large arsenal which they occupied on.
entering the city. It contained not only
cannon, but a fine store of small arms,
swords of curious and rich patterns, rifles
of various makes, with stands of the long
two-man guns, which are simply giant
rifles throwing a ball which from the
report and whistle the soldiers In the
fight judged to be one-pounders. All this
stuff is to be sold or shipped to "Washing
ton as spoils of war.
In the third day of the occupation a
different methed was followed by com
pelling looters to give up their loads at
the city gate, but even this measure did
not prevent the loss of much gold and
silver. The Americans seized a million
taels worth of precious metals which" is
piled up In the marine harracks. Today
the walled city looks as though a tor
nado had struck 1L Enough valuable
property has been destrcyed to sto;k a
big city and enough has been, seized to
give every soldier a considerable sum. If
the distribution Is honestly administered.
FUSION AT SEATTLE
(Continued from First Page.')
County . Ronald, ertson.
Pacific 79 14
San Juan 5
Skagit . 30
Spokane 27 72
Stevens 10 2-3 IE 1-3
"Walla "Walla 12 22
"Whatcom .'.. 7 33
Totals 4621-6 596 5-6
Robertson made scattering gains dur
NOMINATED FOR CONGRESS IN WASHINGTON.
J. T. Ronnld.
lng the second ballot, Vhlch resulted:
Robertson, 620 5-6; Ronald, 433 1-6. No
Third ballot: Robertson, 667 5-6; Ronald,
389 1-6. Not enough to nominate.
Ronald and Robertson Nominated.
There were several changes before this
ballot was finally announced, and an ef
fort was made to stampede the conven
tion to Robertson. The King County dele
gation, which had stubbornly stood by
Ronald, asked leave to retire and caucus.
Tho convention waited a long .time on
King County. That delegation had made
a combination with Thurston Daniels, of
Clark, also a candidate for Congress, and
had therefore resisted all efforts to nomi
nate both Ronald and Robertson. Daniels
went before the delegation and said he
would withdraw his candidacy. Ronald
also endeavored to withdraw, but the
delegation would not let him. Finally It
was decided to ask the convention to
nominate both Ronald and Robertson.
The delegation returned to the convention
hall and Colonel Lewis made a statement
of King County's position, and seconded
the motion formerly made by Abell, a
Rogers delegate from Chehalls, to make
the nominations by acclamation. John
H. Allen challenged Lewis right to speak
for Ronald, and a sharp personal con
troversy ensued. Judge "Wlnsor, chair
man of the caucus, stated that the dele
gation, except Judge Allen, had Insisted
that Ronald should be their candidate.
Robertson and Ronald wero nominated
by acclamation. ,
Union Convention's Platform.
The committee on platform then im
ported the following platform, which was
We, the representatives of the Demo
cratic, Peoples and Silver-Republican par
ties of the State of Washington, as
sembled In joint convention this 29th day
of August, 1900, respectively reaffirm our
faith in the principles enunciated by our
respective National conventions; and we
pledge our earnest support to the peer
less representatives of tho people, Will
iam Jennings Bryan and Adlal E. Steven
son. We still believe In the Declaration of
Independence, and therefore hold It aloft
In .preference to the Imperialistic policy
of the Republican party.
We oppose trusts and combinations
which corner the products of Industry
and levy tribute on the people, and we
denounce the Republican policy which
corruptly creates and fosters these harm
ful combinations. We are against monop
olies of all kinds, and especially view with
the gravest concern the attitude of the
Republican Administration In creating the
greatest of all monopolies In Its delegat
ing to the National banks the sovereign
right to make and Issue the people's
We witness with shame and humilia
tion the cowardly and inconsistent action
of the present Republican Administration
in hauling down the American flag that
for a third of a century has floated In
honor and unchallenged over the Porcu
pine mining district of Alaska,
We denounce these twin .relics of barbarism-imperialism
- and militarism
whether In the form of trusts at home or
greed of conquest abroad. We believe
that right, not might; justice, not terri
tory, should ever remain the corner-stones
of our Republic. I belleye that the Vln
clples of freedom should open the chan
nels of commerce, and not that trade
should be sought as the Republicans pur
pose and are now carrying into execution
at the cannon's mouth and the bayonet's
We pledge our Representatives In Con
gress to work for the passage of a meas
ure providing payment for the time con
sumed by our state volunteers In the late
war with Spain from the time of leav
ing their homes to be examined for en
listment, whether accepted or rejected.
We favor just and liberal pensions to
the true and faithful soldiers of the
United States, Including the gallant In
dian War veterans.
Believing, as we do, that the working
men of our country suffer from the com
petition of Japanese contract labor, we
Insist that prompt legislation be enacted
prohibiting the Importation of such labor.
We denounce the Republican policy
which, by unjust measures In aid of cor
porations and combinations, menaces, and
In ma,ny Instances destroys. th rights
of Innumerable settlers upon the public
domajn; and we Insist that the party In
strumental In these wrongs cannot be
trusted to remedy them.
We demand such legislation as will In
sure to the farmers and producers of the
State of Washington a reduction .of
freight rates and fares to a just basis.
We demand the Inauguration of such
measures as shall give the people the
right to express themselves, when they
sb elect, upon all Important questions, by
the system known as direct legislation.
We commend the official conduct of all
our state officers, and call attention to the
contrast between the present excellent
financial condition of the state and the
blight and ruin prophesied by the oppo
sition to surely result from the election
of our state officers.
We commend the wise, courageous and
patriotic manner in which the Hon.
George Turner, our representative In the
United States Senate, has defended the
honor of his country and fulfilled his
duty to the people of the State of Wash
ington. After adopting the platform the conven
tion adjourned until evening,
Candidates Are Nominated.
When the convention reassembled Taom
InsJtions for Governor were at, once taken
up. Neal Cheatham, of Whitman, was
named by CotterlU of King, who urged
that Ko was a Populist, and that the par
ty must be represented on the ticket. He
was also urged as an Eastern Washing
ton candidate, that part of the state hav-
ing been blotted off the political map by
the Republicans. Governor Rogers, of
Pierce, was nominated by Gqdman of
Columbia. The name of Rogers was. given
a great ovation, the longest continued
and most uproarious- in tho history of
conventions In the state. His admirers
and many followers went fairly crazy,
breaking forth time -and v time again, in
wild cheers, waving flags, throwing up
hats and doing anything to make a noise.
Fawcett of Pierce wasr nominated by
Heifner of Thurston. The speaker re
ferred to the fact that Fawcett shad his
solid county behind him.
"How did he get It?" Interrupted a dele
gate. "He did not get it In the same manner
the man you are supporting got votes
last nlgnt," was the reply
Heifner referred to -a rumor Jhat Rog
ers had been buying votes. The retort
was received with great shouting and
laughter by the convention.
Rogers' nomination was tljen seconded
F. -C. Robertson.
by Mrs. Peters, a woman delegate from
Clallam, and the convention again broke
into prolonged applause. Senator Turner
also seconded Rogers' nomination.
The flrst ballot resulted as follows:
County Rogers, cett, ham.
Chehalis 27 1
Chelan .. 19 .. ..
Clark . .. 17 13
Clallam 14 .. 5
Columbia ... 21 ..
Cowlitz 15 .. 6
Ferry 9 .. 10
Franklin 8 (
Island 8 .. ..
Jefferson 10 .. 2
King 10 111 7
Kitsap 16 .. ..
Lewis 2S .. 5
Lincoln- ... 27 .. ..
Mason ' 9 .. T
Pierce , 15 . 78
San Juan 5 ..
Skamania ' .. 10
Skagit 30 .. ..
Spokane 66 2 30
Stevens 26 1-3 .. 10 2-3
Thurston 12 17
Walla Walla 19 15
Wahkiakum - 5
Whitman S6 23
Whatcom 33 .. 10
Rogers Gains Votes.
The anti-Rogers people, when they
learned that Rogers" had failed, of, nom
ination by 68 votes. wentwild with do
light. On second ballot, Asotin County
broke from Rogers and went to Cheat
ham, and the anti-Rogers faction again
broke forth In noisy acclaim. Clark
County cast Its solid vote for Thurston
Daniels. There were other minor .changes,
making a net gain for Rogers of 26 votes.
The vote resulted: Rosers, 664V6; Faw
cett, ,223; Cheatham, 130; Daniels, 35;
Third ballot Rogers, 672; Fawcett,
223; Cheatham, 120; Daniels, 41; no nom
ination. Fourth ballot Rogers, 675; Fawcett,
166; Cheatham, 113; Daniels, 94; Lewis, S.
On this ballot the King County Demo
cratic delegation voted for Daniels. Sev
eral scattering votes were cast for
James Hamilton Lewis, and then Baker
of Pierce tried to start a landslide for
Lewis by casting 39 votes for him. The
latter, who was temporarily presiding,
made a statement that he would under
no circumstances accept the nomination.
Fifth ballot Rogers. .680; Fawcett,
122; Cheatham, 215; Daniels. 40.
Sixth' ballot Rogers, 6S2; Fawcett,
121; Cheatham, 179: Daniels. 75.
An effort was made to 'adjourn by the
anti-Rogers forces, but It was voted
down by an overwhelming viva voce vote.
It was now 11:45 o'clock. '
Seventh ballot - Rogers. 704; Fawcett,
109;- Cheatham, 73; Daniels, 134. On this
ballot nine King County Cheatham votes
changed to Rogers, and six Walla Walla
Cheatham votes. Finally, amid great ex
citement, four Walla 'Walla Democrats
changed to Rogers, nominating him, giv
ing'him, with other,scattering ballots he
had received, 70S, 'votes. , The Rogers
men went crazy, but In the excitement
four of the Walla Walla Populists
changed back, and Rogers 'thus wanted
1 votes for a nomination. Another
ballot was ordered.
Eighth ballot Rogers, 70S; Fawcett,
241; Cheatham. 43; Daniels. 50; Voor
hees, 11; Rogers nominated. Five votes
from Asotin County were not cast, re
ducing the necessary two-thirds to nom
inate. A scene ,of . great disorder fol
lowed, and the convention tried to ad
journ, but refused. Finally, at 1 A. M.,
the convention adjourned.
NOT FAVORABLE TO FUSION.
Idaho Democrats and Populists Un
able to Agree.
BOISE, Idaho, .Aug. 29. The Populists
and Democrats seem to be as far apart
in the matter of the proposed fusion as
they were last night, and It can be said
that the prospect of union is distinctly
loss favorable than it was 24 hours ago.
Two of the Populist executive committee
have been absent until today. It is said
now that negotiations have been held
back until their arrival, but none of the
parties to the proposed compact seem
confident that it will be made. Those
-supposed to be opposed to the programme
are not discussing the matter publicly.
Senator Heltfeld, who Is understood to
be favoring fusion, declined this evening
to express an opinion or to state what the
UNION PACIFIC HOLD-UP.
Fonr Bandits Robbed
a Train In
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Aug. 30. The
Union Pacific passenger train, second sec
tion. No. 3, was held up by bandits 2
miles west of Tipton Station. S8J5bIles
west of Rawlins, last night at 8:30 o'clock.
There were four men in the hold-up$The
express and baggage cars were -'.blown
open and the safe blown to pieces. The
railroad company says the loss Iff nom
inal. The baggage and express cars
were considerably damaged. United
States Marshal Madsell, who 'was notl
ited at Rawlins, organized a posse of 25
men with horses, and went on a special
train 'to the scene of the hold-up, and
is now on the trail of the bandits. No
one was Injured on the train. The Union
Pacific offers J1000 reward for each man.
Pacific offers $100 reward for each man.
NORWEGIAN STEAMSHIP THYRA
REACHES PORT LAST EVENING.
Brings Invrard Cargo From the Far
East Shipping? Business Lively at
the Month of the Columhla.
Business was lively down at the mouth
of 'the river yesterday, and the fleet in
the "river this morning is increased by
the, arrival of a cargo ship from Europe,
a steamship from the Orient, a coasting
steamship and a grain vessel In ballast.
The first arrival was the long overdue
ship Deccan, with general cargo, from
Hamburg for Meyer. Wilson & Co. She
passed In at 11 o'clock; and was followed
half an hour later by the steam schooner
Fulton, which will resume her place In
the coasting line which she left a few
months ago to go north. The bar tug
Wallula had her working clothes on yes
terday, and after bringing in the Deccan
she hooked on to the British bark Nlths
dale and towed her to sea at 2:30. After
letting go of the NIthsdale she picked up
the Danish ship Jupiter, which comes
from Tsintau In ballast to load wheat at
At 8:30 last evening tho last of the
day's fleet, the big Norwegian steamship
Thyra, crossed in. She was so lato
reaching Astoria that she will not leave
up Until this morning. While coming
under charter to the Government to be
fitted out at this port for transport serv
ice, the Thyra brings about 1000 tons of
Inward cargo for this port. It Includes
a lot of grain bags, tea, rice, sulphur,
etc., and Is the largest amount of freight
that any of the Sante Fe liners have yet
brought to Portland from the far East.
ONLY AN EXPERIMENT.
Export Trade May Not Amount to
NEW YORK. Aug. 29. In an interview
William Salomon, chairman of the execu
tive committee of the Baltimore & Ohio,
said that that road Is no,t building ships
to transport -coal to Europe. Ho ex
pressed the oplnloa that the railroads
generally would "keep off the water."
He said that the facilities for shipping
coal which were being constructed at
Curtis Bay, near Baltimore, would be
completed 'In about 30 days and that their
cost. Including the cost of Improvement
of the grade and roadbed from Baltimore
to Curtis Bay, would approximate $500.
000. "These facilities will be pseful to tho
company,',' said Mr. Salomon, "whether
the prospective export coal trade of the
United States materializes or not. A
large amount of coal Is transported by
ship to New England and other points on
the North American Continent. If the
European export trade comes along we
shall also- be prepared to meet It, but
the business of the Baltimore & Ohio
would as heretofore control the transpor
tation of the coal from the mines to tide
water. All X am willing to say regard
ing -the possibilities of a European mar
ket for American coal Is that If the price
of coal In England continues high there
will undoubtedly bo a profit In shipping
American soft coal to the Mediterranean
ports of Europe. At present the difficulty
Is to secure vessels to carry the coal,
but If prices of English coal remain high,
now -ships will undoubtedly provided."
William L. Sweet, general sales agent
of the Fairfield Bituminous Coal Cor
pora tin, says:
"Wo regard hopefully the possibilities
of opening up an extensive coal export
business to Europe. We have done no
exporting ourselves, and no not antici
pate such action In the near future, but
we have received, however, inquiries for
coal from Germany, France, Italy and
Egypt. These Inquiries come from coal
dealers who supply the product for man
ufacturing and domestic purposes. While
we are not exporting coal ourselves, we
are selling our product to brokers and
exporters, as it would require a great
deal of capital to engage directly In the
export trade. A large organization would
be required and there would bo a risk In
DECCAN REACHES PORT.
Overdue Cargo Ship Safe In Astoria
ASTORTA, Aug. 29. The overdue Brit
ish ship, Deccan arrived in today, 197 days
from Hamburg, with a cargo of cement
for Portland. The vessel met with no ac
cident," and had no sickness on board,
her long passage being due to light winds
and calms encountered on both sides of
the Horn. After leaving Staten Island
the Deccan ran Into a succession of heavy
gales, and was 28 days rounding the
Horn. On July 2S, in 17 north, she was
in a terrific hurricane, but she rodo
through without damage. Since then the
vessel met only light winds and calms,
and was 42 days coming from the equator.
She- was off , San Francisco three woeks
Captain Barrett reports speaking the
bark Flfeshtre, henco for Cork, on July
29. in 20 north, and on Juls; 30 he spoke
the Chilean bark Paciflcor for Valparaiso,
in-20 norih, 124 west. The bark had lost
her foremast and bowsprit, and had
seven -,feet of water In her hold.
STEAMER CUTCH ASHORE.
Rapidly Filling: With Water and
-aiay Be a Total Wreck.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. 29.
The steamer Topeka arrived from the
North at 11 o'clock tonight, with '150 pas
sengers and 1100,000 In gold dust. The
officers pf the Topeka report the British
steamer'Cutch ashore on Horseshoe reef,
In Stephen's Passage, 25 miles from
Juneau. At low tide tho Cutch Is high
and dry, and Is badly damaged. The
Cutch was In charge of the second ofllcer
when she struck on" the night of August
24, and rapidly filled with water. The sea
was smooth 'at the time, and tho passen
gers and crew succeeded" In reaching tho
beach, vwhere thoy were camped when
the Topeka passed. The Topeka offered
assistance, which was refused, but the
cargo -was being thrown overboard. The
steamcnFlossle, from Treadwell, was dis
patched to the assistance of the stranded
vessel, but it it Is. thought she will be
come a total wreck, as she was full of
water aftand rapidly settling.
MANY SHIPS WORKING.
"Wheat, Lumber, and Government
Supplies Keep Stevedores Busy.
The British steamship Oakbranch, which
is loading at the North Pacific mills, has
four gangs of men at worlo-on her, and
is receiving cargo at a rapid rate. The
Argyll will commence taking her deck
lofid today, and will be ready for sea
about Saturday: The Orealla, of the grain
fleet, will commence loading wheat this
morning, and the Penthesllea will com
mence discharging her inward cargo. The
RIversdale is discharging cargo, and the
Australia will resume loading this morn
ing. The water, front Is much livelier
than usual for August, and many of the
returning Cape Nomers are finding much
more, remunerative work along the Port
land heach than they found In the far
American Tramp Steamer.
The Maryland Steel Company, of Balti
more, has been awarded the contract for
the construction of a new steel steam
ship for the -Boston Towboat Company,
of Boston. Laying the keel blocks for
the now ship has already begun, and tho
vessel will be completed within 12 months.
The new- steamship will be built of
steel throughout, and will register 3753
tons- gross and. 2930 net. with a carrying
capacity, of 5300 tons dead weight.
The dimensions of the vessel will be:
Length over all, 250 feet; length between
perpendiculars, 330 feet 5 inches; beam
molded. 47 feet: depth at side, molded. 23
feat; sheer forward, 8 feet: aft. 3 feet.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORXA. Aug. 29. Arrived In at 11:30
and left up atTl2:30 Steamer Fulton, from
Snt TYanplim). ArHvoiT n at 11 A- M.
British ship Deccan. from Hamburg. At I
6 P. M. Danish ship Jupiter, from Tsln
Tau. At 8:40 P. M. Norwegian steamer
Thyra. from Hong Kong, via San Dlcgo
Sailed at 2:S0 P. M. British bark NIths
dale, for Queenstown or Falmouth for
orders. Condition of the bar at 4:30 P.
M. smooth; wind, northwest; weather,
Hoquiam, Wash. Sailed Aug. 27
Schooners Gem. from Aberdeen for San
Francisco; W. F. WMtzeman, from Aber
deen for San Francisco; Zampa, from
Hoquiam for Guaymas. Arrived Schoon
ers Queen, from San Francisco for Aber
deen; Luzon, from San Francisco for
Aberdeen; Laura Madsen, from Honolulu
San Francisco, Aug. 29. Arrived
Steamer Newberg, from Gray's Harbor;
steamer Mackinaw, from Seattle. Sailed
Steamer City of Puebla, for Victoria;
schooner Parkersburg, for Coqullle River.
San Diego Arrived Aug. 25 Gorman
ship Altalr, from London.
Seattle Arrived Aug. 2S Russian ship
Glenard, from Antwerp.
New Whatcom Sailea Aug. 23 British
bark Ivanhoe, for Callao.
Port Townsond Arrived Aug. 28 Brit
ish ship Clan Mackenzie, from Yoko
hama; United States steamship Lawton,
from Capo Nome. Passed up Aug. 2S
Bark Oregon, for Port Blakeley.
Honolulu Arrived Aug. 17 Ship Stand
ard, from Tacoma. Sailed Aug. 17
Schooner Maweema, for Port Townsend.
Sailed-Aug. 18 Schooner W. E. Talbott,
for Port Townsend.
Port Townsend Arrived Aug. 23 Brit
ish steamer Goodwin, from Victoria;
steamer Robert Leewers, from Honolulu.
Kobe Arrived Aug. 2S B.ritish steamer
Pak Ling, from Seattle.
Shanghai Sailed July 23 British ship
Pyrenees, for Tacoma,
Tocopllla-Salled Aug. 1 British ship
Glenogle. for Vancouver.
New York. Aug. 29. Arrived Aller,
from Southampton; Ems. from Genoa,
etc. Sailed New York, for Southamp
ton; Majestic, for Liverpool; Friesland,
Liverpool, Aug. 29. Arrived Corinthla,
London, Aug. 29. Arrived Mesaba,
from Now York; Arcadian, from Mont
real. Glasgow, Aug. 23. Arrived Laurentlan,
from New York.
Queenstown, Aug. 29. Sailed Ultonla.
from Liverpool for Boston.
Movllle, Aug. 29. Sailed Lake Cham
pall, from Liverpool for Montreal.
Bremen, Aug. 29. Arrived Kalserin
Maria Theresa, from New York, via Cher
bourg and Southampton.
Boston, Aug. 29. Arrived Arvenia,
New York. Aug. 29. Arrived Kanama
nla, from Messina and Naples.
Crookhaven, Aug. 29. Passed Germa
nla, from New Yprk, for Queenstown and
LONG BEACH AS A SEASIDE
To the north of the mouth of the Co
lumbia River, stretching In an unbroken
lino for 25 miles from Cape Disappoint
ment to Willapa Bay, Is located the pop
ular Summer resort known as "Long
Beach. At low tide this beach makes one
of the finest driveways imaginable, and
is also utilized to a great extent as a
bicycle path. Tho surf bathing Is en
joyable. Clams, crabs and deep-sea fish
are plentiful, and are to be had for tho
catching. The hotels are numerous and
conveniently located near the beach.
August and September are considered
tho most enjoyable months at Long Beach.
The waters of "old ocean" have had timo
to bo warmed by the sun, and the surf
bathing Is then unexcelled.
The popular slde-wheal steamer T. J.
Potter will make dally trips between
Portland and Ilwaco until September 5.
Tho last trip of the Potter from Portland
will be September 8 and from Ilwaco
September 9. After that date arrange
ments will be made for seasiders to re
turn on I. R. & N. Co.'s steamer Nah
cotta to Astoria, where connection can
be made with the evening boat from As
toria for Portland. For further Informa
tion, call on or address V. A. Schilling.
City Ticket Agent. SO Third street, corner
Oak. or H. F. Campion, Agent, Ash-street
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A ItkfflsRATS, MICE, COCKROACHES and all otiier Vermin,
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NORTH YAKIMA LEADER OUT FOR
Says the Interests of the Pacific Coasl
Demand the Election o the
NORTH YAKIMA. Aug. 29.-J. E. MullJ
gan. a well-known Democratic leader of
this place, has Informed the Democratic
leaders today that he has decided to vota
for McKlnley and Roosevelt, and that
they could not count on any assistance
from him to elect their county ticket this
"I am done with them." said Mr. Mulli
gan. N"I shall 'cast a straight Republican
ticket at the election, and do everything
In my power to Induce my friends to do
the same. I cast my first vote for Sam
uel J. Tllden in 1ST?, and have been a
consistent Democrat ever since, but was
always a Democratic on account of the
principles of the party. I am now una
blo to see that the party has any princi
ples; at least, there are none that suit
me. The Interests of this coast demand
tho election of McKlnley and the contin
uance of the Republican party in power
The people of the coast, of the state and
of the Yakima Valley cannot contribute
to Democratic success this year. They
are vitally Interested In tho defeat of tho
party. I am moro particularly concerned,
however, by the political conditions, lrt
this county. The FusIoni3ts here are
under the control of Henry J. Snlvely,
and the party exists apparently to do as
he commands. I. for one, will not follow
THE BLANKET LICENSE.
A Property-Owner Grows Sarcastic)
at Expense of Klclcers.
PORTLAND. Aug23. (To tho Editor)
There seems to be much complaint
about the blanket-license ordinance,
which looks to me uncalled for. It
would bo well to look back a few years
and see the cause of it. The peopla
wanted a great many things, and they
got them, and they should not now re
fuse to pay for what they got. Haven't
we got free bridges? Did we not sup
port their purchase and erect them with
all tho whack-ups and rake-offs? Did
we not have franchises and ferry-boats
to throw away? And do not tho tin
bucket brigade ride across tho river in
electric cars for the small considera
tion of 5 cents, when It was- a burden
to pay 1 cent to cross on a ferry-boat?
Do wo not maintain an army to repair
and operate these free bridges and fer
ries, at the small expense of $SO,000 a
year? And Is not all this necessary to
boom real estate and equalize property,
and Is it not equalized? Haven't wo got
a $530,000 City Hall, with luxuriantly fur
nished quarters for our servants, and
some of them ornamented with pretty
clerks and typewriters? Have we not
got 200 city and county officials, with sal
aries commensurato with the dignity of
their positions? When we are endowed
with all these blessings, I am surprised
that any reasonable man should com
plain. I enjoy it because I am taxed
out of existence as a property-owner
But there are some things which I have
cause to regret. I was told that when
we had free bridges city property wou'J
"Jump." I regret that it Jumped tha
wrong way, and has been jumping ever
since. I regret the real-estate boomer d' I
not realize his expectations from tho
"Jump." I regret that Mr. Maussdorffer's
five-story office building on East Burn
side street did not materialize. I regret
that this blanket-license tax hits the man
that never pays any tax. The propertv
owner Is the man to pay taxes, because
he has got Into the habit of doing so and
It would bo wrong to disturb the habit.
J. H. FISK.
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that will be surprising. The fruit crop
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wheat. A bad year for grain seems to
to be a good year for fruit and hps. Tfren
there are dairy products, poultry and
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