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OLD DUST STOLEN
545,000 in Alaska Malls Disap
pears Without Ciew.
THIRD THEFT WITHIN A MONTH
Miners Ship Dust by Mall to Avoid
Excessive Tariff" Charged by
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 22. A Fair
banks, Alaska, special says: what is
believed to be the biggest plot for rob
bing the United States malls ever dis
covered is now in operation in Alaska.
Only yesterday word was received from
the coast that the third pouch missing
in a month had been reported at Skag-
way. The sack contained ?4f,000 in
gold dust addressed to Seattle banks.
Postoffico Inspectors already in the
North working on the two former rob
beries have taken up the latest loss.
it is almost certain that the sacks wore
stolen while in transit on the Yukon
river boats plying between this point
and Dawson. Several men are under
suspicion but no arrests have been
made. Reliable clows are scarce.
Ever since gold dust shippers have
decided to use the mails for sending out
their metal, instead of patronising the
express companies, aB they previously
did, because of the increased tariff,
the present trouble has existed. It will
necessitate the employment of guards
by the government to watch the gold
shipments. As they have been prac
tically unguarded up to date, robberies
have been easy and it is believed that
the thefts have resulted from syste
matic operations of bandits working
with well-laid plans.
PORTLAND BANK FAILS.
Unable to Meet
Portland, Aug. 22. The Oregon
Trust & Savings bank closed its doors
yesterday. Its liabilities were $2,553,
927.35. The value of assets depends
upon what disposition can be made of
the bank's holdings of Independent tel
ephone bonds, which aggregated about
President Walter H. Moore, of the
bankrupt institution, said last night
that some assets not counted upon
when the bank closed its doors have
been found, and he hopes to pay every
depositor eventually in full. For ex
ample, the lease on tho corner of Sixth
and Washington streets is estimated to
be worth $50,000, and the fixtures of
the bank, including the safety deposit
vaults in the rear of the bunding, are
valued at a like sum. This makes an
additional $100,000, which was not
counted upon when it was decided to
close the bank's doors.
SEEK OTHER WORK.
Striking Telegraph Operators in Port
land Prepare for Siege.
Portland, Aug. 22. Striking tele
graph operators in Portland are scatter
ing in many different directions and
are taking up other lines of wcrk. The
majority of those who went on strike
have either left the city or have secured
positions away from a telegraph key
Many will go to the hop fields, while
others are away on vacations.
The men expect the strike to continne
for some time, but they express confi
dence in the outcome and are standing
firm. The watchword is ' stick," at
union headquarters. The strikers say
the Western Union is out $1,000,000 a
day in excess of its UBual expenses
while the strike latts, and the men be
lieve they will win, no matter how long
the'telegraph companies resist the de
mands for the concessions Eought.
Messenger boys on strike against the
Western Union held a meeting yester
day and some broached tho matter of
going back to work. This was firmly
opposed and upon a vote being taken,
the poll showed 15 to 3 in favor of
Sell Gems at Auction.
New York, Aug. 'lz. the announce
ment was mado today that almost all
the diamonds belonging to the estate of
the late widow of Leland Stanford have
been quietly disposed of and the pro
ceeds will be devoted to Stanford uni
versity in compliance with tho owner s
will. The sale was held at the whole
sale house, Lonon, under tho supervi
sion of a committee. It is said only
$350,000 was realized, although experts
appraised the gems at half a million,
and regarded them as especially valua
ble, and have interesting histories.
Defines Citizenship Law
Honolulu, Aug. 22. Judge Sanford
3J. Dole, of tho United States District
court, has decided that the now natural
ization law of Juno 20, 1000, does not
repeal the Bection of tho act creating
the territory of Hawuii, which provides
that aliens residing in the Hawaiian is
lands for five years previous to the pas
sage of tho act creating the territory of
Hawaii, may bo naturalized without
previous declaration of intention to be
Stole Money Orders in Chicago.
'Syracuso, N. Y., Aug. 22 Julius F.
Ellor was arrested today for teturn to
Alamosa, Colorado, wlioro lt is alleged
ho etolo $2,000 In money orders from
the Rio Grande railroad. Ellor de-
. olares ho was duped by a friend and got
sne of the plunder.
ANXIOUS FOR TRIAL.
Borah Will Do Nothing to Impodo
Boise, Idnho, Aug. 23. Tho state
ment mndo by Attorney General Bona
parte that Sonator Borah was to bo
given an immediate trial was shown to
District Attornoy Ruick, and ho was
asked if ho had recolved any word from
Attornoy General Bonaparto rospcctlng
tho trial of Senator Borah. Ho replied
that ho had nothing to say. "When
asked as to tho dato for the convening
of court noxt month, ho tcpliod that
tho session would tako up September 1).
Tho matter roforred to is tho reported
indictment of Sonator Borah by tho
United States grand jury that sat hero
in March. No official statement on tho
subject had over been mado until tho
attornoy general gavo out tho statemont
sent from Washington. The under
standing is that an indictment was
found charging tho sonator with having
had somo irregular connections with
timber transactions under which tho
Barber Lumber company ncqulred title
to certain timbor lauds. '.Great secrecy
was maintained about tho whole matter
at tho timo the grand jury was in ses
sion and nothingCwhatover of an official
character had been given tc tho public
until the department of justice gavo out
the statement that an immediato trial
was to be given tho senattor. That is
the first official utteranco indicating an
indictment was found.
IMBUED WITH HOPE.
Portland Operators Far From Dis
couraged Over Situation.
Portland, Aug. 23. Thero was noth
ing in the countenances of tho littlo
group of telegraph operators gathered
in the strike headquarters at the Es
mond hotel last night that would indi-
catto discouragement over the situation,
They discussed with earnestness vat ious
phases of tho progress of the strike.
"We have the wires tied up all over
the country in spite of reports to the
contrary. Why, if a man puts a mes
sage on the wire, say, at (Jlucago lor a
coasf pbipt it is more than likely to go
upnnto the air before fairly getting un
der way. :,. Ho has no way to find out
whether it got started, even, or not.
fve-h.ave daily reports from the
bhief afEcerstin the East and letters in
every man. and can say that rortianu
seems to have a better service today
than any place in the country, and you
know what we have here. Tho latest
we have from Chicago is the dispatch
received tin's evening stating that out
of the 1, 00 operators in that city we
have not lost a man through desertion.
We also hear that a strike has
taken effect among the strikebreakers
in that city. It seems that the com
pany makes no distinction between
first-class operators and novices in the
mattter cf pay."
MANNING WILL PROSECUTE.
District Attorney Will Investigate Fail
ure of Portland Bank.
Portland, AcK. 23. Two announce
ments stand outaa the most important
developments yesterday in the Oregon
Trust & Savings bank failure: Dis
trict Attorney Manning's statement
that he would prosecute the officers and
directors of the bank if his investiga
tions warranted such action, and Presi
dent W. II. Moore's assurance that the
bank's assets would be able to pay tho
depositors dollar for dollar if he were
given reasonable time, unhampered by
criminal prosecution or Federal bank
Sitting as a grand jury this morning,
District Attorney Manning will hear
the testimony of depositors who en
trusted funds to the Oregon Trust &
Savings bank on Tuesday, the last day
of its existence. If this evidence shall
be that officials of the bank accepted
deposits after the institution was in
solvent, active prosecution will be
started and Mr. Manning promises to
land the guilty in tho penitentiary.
A complaint has been made out for
the arrest of the officers of the bank
and a Tuesday depositor will sign the
complaint today, should Mr. Manning's
investigation prove tho truth of the
accusations already made by late de
positors. Specimen for Mining Congress.
Joplin, Mo., Aug. 23. Tho produc
tion of lead and zinc in the Missouri-
Kansas district this year will bo larger
than ever before. Last year the pro
duction amounted to more than $15,-
000,000. During the 32 weeks of this
year the district has produced almost
$12,000,000 worth. Great care is be
ing takn to get fine ore epecimens for
the exhibit to the be made at the Amer
ican Mining congress wbifui convenes
hero in November. Recently a piece of
lead ore weighing 1,500 pounds was
hoiBtod from a mine at Granby, Mo.
Strike Nears End.
San Francisco, Aug. 23. After a heat
ed meeting oi the general strike com
mittee Supervisor Tveitrnoe, who is a
member of the committee, said: "Wo
will all ride in a week. United Rail
roads bond holders are affecting a set
tlement of the strike. A thousand men
will apply for reinstatement on tho
cars on a day to be set soon. Recog
nition of the union will not bo dis
cussed. Hours and wages will be set
tled between the men and tho company.
Jews Yet to Conquer World.
Tho Hague, Aug. 23.- Tho close to-
day of tho eighth International Zionist
congress, which has been in session in
this city since August 14, was marked
with gieat enthusiasm. Dr. David
Wolfz, of Cologne, delivered the clos
ing speech. He paid, among other
things, that tho Jewish people must
yet conquer tho world.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FAIL TO KEEP LAW.
Statute Requiring- Killing of Weeds
Disregarded In Marlon
Salom There is ovidonco that there
has been a protty general disregard of
tho provisions of tho Barrett law, pass
ed by tho last legislature, providing for
tho extirpation of Russian, Canadian
and Chlncfo thistles and other obnox
ious weeds in this county, and if a
strict enforcement of tho act woro to bo
insisted upon many oi tho road super
visors of tho county, as woll as a ma
jority of municipalities, would be liable
to tho penalties imposed for neglect in
observing its provisions, ranging from
$50 to $500 fines for each offense.
This law, which is the repetition of
old laws upon tho Bubject, except that
its provisions arc mado moro stringont
and its scope enlarged to ombraco whito
mustard, cocklebur and silver salt bush,
commonly called, requires tho road su
pervisor of each district to mako a tour
of inspection of tho properties within
his territory and servo notico upon all
property ownois upon whoso laud any
of tho weeds mentioned in the list are
found to destroy tho samo before they
have bloomed and seeded, and a copy
of the notice must bo filed with the
county court. If tho landowner nec
lects, fails or refuses to comply with
tho law in this respect, the road super
visor has authority to employ men to
destroy the pests and chnrgo the cost to
the property owner, which applios as a
lien upon the land.
FIR BLOCKS ARE THE BEST.
Oregon Product Excels Other Woods
for Switch Blocks.
Salom Another instance of tho su
periority of fir wood over tho harder
varieties of forestry products for com
mercial and industrial purposes is illus
trated in a communication to tho rail
road commission received fiom Man
ager E. Lyons, of the Northern Paclfio
Terminal company, of Portland, who
Btates that fir wedges will be used in
futuro for swith and frog blocks in
place of hard wood blocks because it is
superior adaptation to this uso has been
demonstrated fully by past experi
ments. Mr. Lyons' letter is in reply to a
notice from the commission calling at
tention to tho dereliction of the com
pany in permitting switch and frog
blocks to remain out of place in tho ter
minal yards, and Mr. Lyons assures
the commission that this matter, the
blame for which he attaches to tho ne
glect of the track department, ft ill be
attended to moro carefully in the fu
ture. Ho savs that tho hard wood
blocks work out of place on tho light
track and under heavy traffic, while fir
blocks remain securely wedged where
Good Coal in Lane Conty.
Eugene There ie no longer any
doubt that coal exists in reasonably
large quantities in Lane county and
two rnontlis will Bee tho commodity
from tho mine of tho Spencer Butte
Coal & Petroleum company on the local
market. This concern has been de
veloping its properties for several
months past, and now knows definitely
just what it has. The mine is ten
miles west of Eugene, and includes 301
acres ot land. Considerable of the land
consists of a hill about 400 feet high,
and large croppings show near tho base
of this hill, a six and one-half foot vein
being an average of the croppings meas
Many Coyotes In Linn.
Albany The coyote is running ram
pant in the hills of Linn, county and
proving a menace to tho safety of tho
flocks and small stock of the farmers.
In spite of local coyote clubs that offer
a bounty for scalps, theso rapacious
beasts seems to flourish and multiply.
Tho court hiiB at times been petitioned
to lend assistance by offering an addi
tional bounty. The ranchers unite in
saying that the coyoto is far from ex
tinct in Linn county.
Crops Are Good at Bly.
Bly Owing to a heavy rainfall, hay
ing is progressing slowly, though thero
is a good crop to harvest. Thero is llt
tele grain sowed through this district,
though what there is is headed well
and will make a very heavy ciop. Al
falfa is being cut the second time,
Other crops show up very favorably.
New Instructor Arrives,
Aahland Professor II. II. Wardrlp,
who will have charge of tho now man
ual training dopartment of thosutoj
normal and of tho work in physical i
culture, has arrived at Ashland, and is I
superintending tho installation of tho
equipment required for tho now de
Cannery a Failure
Milton Tho cannery at Freewater
has closed its doors. Inability to bo-
euro funds for running cxponses Is tho
caiiso of its action. A great deal of to
matoes, corn, berries, etc., which had
wen contracted for by outside parties
will not bo forthcoming owing to the
Clatsop Building New Road.
Astoria Clatsop county 1b building a
public highway along what is known as
tho coist routo botwoen this city and
tho Tillamook county line, tho plan be
ing to secure a good road as soon as pos
sible to Tillamook city.
Board of Regents Will Let Drain
Monmouth Go Alono,
Salom Tho board of logouts of Ore
gon stato normal schools Una rescinded
its notion of July 18,,orderlng that tho
Monmouth and Drain normals bo cpor-
atod this year and instead a resolution
was ndoptod declaring that the fchools
shall not be operated unless donations
nro recolved and that "no donations
Bhall bo received without tho express
understanding and agreement that no
claim will bo mmlo for repayment by
tho state or legislature."
Tho faculty already elected at Mon
mouth was discharged and tho oxeau-
tlvo comtnittoo authorized to elict a
new faculty when funds aro available.
No faculty has been elected by Drain
normal. Ex-President Bossier, of
Monmouth, says that his institution
will meet tho conditions imposed and
that tho school will tun noxt year.
Ex-Presidont Briggs, of Drain, could
not say what tho friends of that Insti
tution will do.
BIG PRUNE CROP.
Picking Will Begin About Septomber
I in Linn County.
Albany Prunes aro sutely a bumpor
crop this year and tho picking in most
of tho orchards horoabouts will bngln
about the first week in September
Growers aro cxperlcncim: small diffi
culty in obtaining pickers on account
ot the high wages to bo paid. The
prevailing wagos fot pickors is 0 cents
per bushel, this being an advanco of 1
cent over the amount paid last year,
It is said that u good picker can clear
about $3 por day and that children
should be able to pick on an aveniKO of
about 30 pushols per day and thus earn
It is an interesting fact that while
the prune Industry was conisdercd a
failure a fow years ago, on account of
the lack of a market, this condition has
been eliminated and growerd will re
ceive on an average of 50 cents per
bushel for all thoy can produce and
bring into tho market. Tho orchurds
that have been properly cared for will
do better this year.
Construes Mill License Law.
Salem Attorney General Crawford
lias construed tho definition of what
constitutes a mill, factory or workshop,
for the purposes of inspection und levy
of fees to includo all institutions where
in machinery is operated for manufac
turing purposes, whotlinr conducted
solely by tho owner of tho plant or not.
Under this interpretation all little
shops wherein articles of furniture,
etc., are made, como within the mean
ing of tho act and the ownora will bo
required to pay tho annual liconso feo
of not less than $5.
Hop Crop Heavy.
Aurora Tho hop growers in this sec
tion are between tho devil and tho dHp
Bea this year as far as prices for their
hops go, for there aro no prices, and tho
growers have no means of knowing
when a price will lie made, or what it
will bo. In tho Aurora, Buttcvillo and
Hubbard districts, the hop crop is as
, largo, li not larjjer, Jhan Jntt year
I The yield is eo heavy in many yards
that the hops are breaking down the
wires and pulling down the posts.
-(New crop) Club, 7870c;
bluestem, 8082c; valloy, 80c; red,
Oats (Now crop) No. 1 whito,
$23.50; gray, $23.
Barley (Now crop) Feed, $22
22.50 per ton; brewing, $2424.60
Corn Wholo, $28; cracked, $20, per
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $1718
per ton; Laatern Oregon timothy, $21
23; clover, $9; cheat, $910; grain
hay, $010; alfalfa, $13014.
Butter, Fancy creamery, 32J35c
Poultry Averagoold benfl, 1313c
por pound; mixed chickens, ,12c;
spring chiokons, 14 ;1 Go; old roost
era, 80c; dressed chickens, lfl17o;
turkeys, live, 1610c; turkeys, dress
ed, choice, nominal; geese, livo, 8
10c; ducks, 10c.
Eggs Fresh ranch, candled, 2520c
Veal Dressed, 084o por pound.
I'ork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 8
8c; packers, 78c.
Fruits Apples, $11.75 por box;
cantaloupes, 05c $1.10 por crato;
peaches, 60c$l por crato; blackber
ries, 57c por pound; prunes, $1.60
1.75 per crato; watermelons, llc
per pound; plums, $1.501. 05 per box;
peats, $1.50 por box; apricots,
$1.602 por box; gropes, $1.251.75
Vegetables Turnips, $1.75 por suck;
carrots, $2 por pack; beets, $2 per pack;
asparugue, 10c per pound; celery, $1.25
per dozen; corn, 2535c per doren;
cucumbers, 1015c por dozen; lottuco,
lKad, 25c per dozon ; onions, 1520o
per dozon; peas, 45c por pound;
pumpkins, lj$2c por pound; rhu
barb, 3c por pound; beana, 35o por
pound; cabnugo, 2c per pound;
squash, 00c$l per box; tomatoes,
0000o por crato; sweet potatoos, C
64a per pound.
Onions $2.252.50 por hundred.
Potatoes Now, $1 1.25 por hun
dred. Hops 40c por pound, according to
Wool Eustorn Oregon, average host,
lC22c per pound, according to shrink
age; valloy, 2022o, according to flno
noss; mohair, choice, 20030c per
GET ALONG WITHOUT ZIMMEH.
Henoy Produces Damaging Testimony
Against Louis Glass.
San FiiuicIboo, Aug. 21. Tho bronk
lug of Francis J. Honey's nutoniobilo
yesterday morning delayed for nearly
hull an hour the resumption of tho trial
of Louis Glass for br'bory. Tho hbbIhU
ant district attorney and Rudolph
Spreckola coifiplotod on foot thoir Jour
noy to tho court whllo Judgo Lawlor
and tho Jury waited.
John KrauHo, who was T. V. Halsey'a
assistant In the allogcd bribing of tm
poivlsora In bohulf of tho Pnclllo Suites
Telephone' A Telegraph company, was
called. Ho told of approaching Super
visor ThotniiH F. Lonorgnn, showing
him tho company's plans, lunching ltlm
and suggesting to him tho "inadvlsa
blllty" of having a rival telephone bvh
torn in this city.
Kraiiso told of tho vlalta of Biiporvls
ora to an unfurnished suite of rooms In
tho Mills building temporarily touted
by Hulsoy for tho purpose, as allege!
by tho prosecution, of paying ovor brlbo
tnonoy. KrauHo acted as dcorkeopcr
and aumitled tho supervisors ono at u
time to an inner room, whoto Halnoy
With tho announced intent of show
ing that Glues, acting iia president of
the Pacific States company, during tho
absonco from this city of John I. Habln,
in 1005, authorized tho expenditure by
Halsoy of moneys In Oakland to defeat
tho Homo Tolophono company applica
tion for a franchise thero, and that the
expenses of tho Investigation trip of the
Oakland city council to Ixa Angeles in
thnt voar woro defrayed half and half
by tho two telephone companies.
TO PREVENT INTERRUPTION.
Railway Tolegraphers Send Man
Prevent Pulling of Plugs.
Portland, Aug. 21. Local features of
tho tolcKraphora' strike yesterday were
tho sending of A. O. Sinks, oxocutlv
moiubor of tho Orodor of Railway
Telegraphers, out on tho Southern I'a
cific lines in Oregon to stop the pulling
of plugs and other Interruption of serv
ico by ruilway tolegrnphere; tho deser
tion of Mrs. L. I. Dolphin from tho
strikers and her return to work at tho
Postal ollico, and tho partial rcorganiza
tion of tho messenger forcojut tho West
ern Union ollico.
Despite th so circumstances, striking
operators foimorly employed by hot
companies are standing firm and make
tho statement that they are more con
fident of winning now than at any time
since they walked out. It la said tho
strikebreakers aro being worn out by
tho long strain and that tho companies
aro unablo to get any competent ojwrn
Brokers' offices wero silent yesterday
not a telegiaph key clicking In either
tho offices of Overbook & Cooke In tho
Couch building, or Downing A HopklnH
in the Chamber of Commerce. Wire
trouble south of Ashland is atcrihed ua
tho reason for tho failuro of tho forme
company to receivo quotations, wlillo
tho lattor is said to hnvo refused th
fragmentary sorvlco offered, the firm
declining to carry on operations in th
present demoralized condition of tho
stock maket without complete luforma
tion of conditions in Chicago and Wall
street. Yestordny was the first day for
years that Portland people who dabbled
in stocks could not learn tho stato of
WARNS CHINA AGAINST JAPAN.
Diplomats Point Out Grave Danger of
Victoria, B.C., Aug. 21. Advices
from Pekln stato that Prince Chlng
is warning tho Chlneso government
of the menace of Japan. Tho Interview
with Viscount Hayashi, minister of
foreign affairs for Japan ut Seoul, in
which he pointed out that China should
take warning by Corca'a fato lost somo
strong nation bo moved to Imitate events
at Sooul and put her house In ordor.
has created a sonsalion among Chlneso
officials. Chinoao look with suspicion
on tho Franco-Japanese agreomont as
Intended to covor aggression in China,
and officials havo pointed out in memo
rials to tho government that whllo Ja
pan's impenotration into Manchuria Is
irrecoverablo, any further incursion
should be prevontod, ovon if foreign jib
slstanco woro Invited to oxaludo Japan
Root Not In Sympathy.
Boston, Aug. 21. Tho Boston Nows
Burcuu says: "Notwithstanding ofli
cial denials, wo havo confirmatory ad
vices again warranting tho publication
of tho rumor that Ellhu Root and Rob
ert Bacon aro likoly to rotiro from the
Stato department. Thoy aro not in
sympathy with tho rocontly published
utterances of Attornoy General Bona
parto, which appear to rolloct tho deslro
of tho administration to uso the powor
of the govornmont to punish Individuals
rather than to secure tho onforcomont
of tho law."
Robbers Make Rich Haul.
Lincoln, Nob., Aug. 21. TJireo regis
tercd mail sacks, containing about a
quarter of million dollurs disappeared
from tho Burlington train between Den
ver and Oxford, Neb., Sunday night.
Detectives and poktal officials aro In
vestigating. Superintendent Butler, of
tho mall clerks, bolloves tho robbery
whs just west of tho Nebtaska lino.
Both mail clerks slept while tho train
was passing long stretches betwoon sta
Arbltrato Fisheries Dlsputo. '
London, Aug. 21, Great Britain has
accepted tho proposition of tho Unltod
States to submit tho Newfoundland
(Islicrlofl dlsputo to arbitration by Tito
Hague tribunal. Meanwhile tho mo
dus vlvondl will continue tho name us
last your. .
United States Possess Secret of
Deadly New Explosive,
CAN TEAR ANY SHIP TO PIECES'
Dunnlto Provos Superior to Shlmoio,
With Which Japan Won Hor
Great Naval Victories.
Now York, Aug. 24. Tho Times to
"Tho oxporlmontBattho Handy Hook
proving grounds with Dunnlto, tho high
oxploelvo Invoutod by Major Dunn, of
tho Ordnance corns, V, 8. A., hnvo
proved that tho United Statoa ponncHces
In Dunnlto tho secret of tin exploslvo
perhaps moro powerful and destructive;
than any other oxploslvoovor Invented,
"Dunntte, orniy olllcora say, Is niorc
powerful than fihlmoeo, tho explosive
with which tho Jupaneno did such tor
ride execution In tho naval battles off
Port Arthur and Vladivostok and In tliy
Son of Japrtn. Shlmoso ordnatico ofli.
oers say tho oxploslvo Is a compound of
plorlo acid, tho secret ot which is known
to tho ordnatico offieois of all tho first
class powers. On tho other hund, tho
secret of Dunnlto 'in in tho oxclunlvu
possession of tho united Btates govern
"In the r wo ut tests of Dunnlto at
Sandy Hook it Is said that tho voiy lHt
five and six-Inch minor plates that
could Ih) obtained wcro used tin targets.
The result oi every shot wnn tho camo,
Tho nrmor pinto was smashed into
IhoiiMindH of small pieces, it la cald, by
their impact. Tho i in pact of the Dun
nlto is also all that is nocesenry to ac
complish tho dent ruction of tho target.
Penetration Is not neceawtry, the Impact
being inch that the armor Is shuttered
into counties plccctf.
"Tho droping of a Dunnlto shell on
thn deck of u battleship, It la said by
many ordnnnco olllcora, would menu tho
itnmediiito sinking of that ship, not by
penetration of it vital parts, but elm
ply by racking tho vchboI until her
soams oK!iicd and tho Inrush of water
sunt her to tho bottom. This, It is tald
by somo ordnatico officers, was tho way
that tho Jnpancsu put tho Riifiitian ship
out of commls-Ion. Thoy would drop
tho Shitnoso sholle on tho decks, and
tho destiuctlvo Shimoflo did tho rent.
8AIL8 NEXT DECEMBER.
Roosevelt Will Send Only Six Battle
ships to Pacific.
Now York, Aug. 24. Secretary Ik1
announced tonight that a fleet of six
battleships will alart for the i'uclfic
somo timo in December via tho Strait
of Magellan, touching ut Ban Francifccn
also probably at 1'uget cound.
A deiitroycr flotilla will leave for the
Pacific about tho da mo timo, but will
not accompany tho battleships.
This is the first positlvo announce
merit of the dato when tho battleship
fleet will sail for the Pacific const. Tho
first announcement whs made by Kecro- i
tary of tho Navy Mulcalf on July 1, and
tho details were given out tho following j
day. but tho dato of detxtrttiro was only i
given vaguely iib some timo in tho fad.
It was Htatod in July thnt 10 battle
ships four cruisers and the gunboat
Yorklown would como through .Magel
lan Stinita, but tho nbovo dlpatch say j
only six IjutlloMhips ate coming. This i
may Ihj an error In transmission, whtch
it is impossible to havo corrected in Ui& I
present condition of tho tolograph serv
ice. It is quite probable, huwevor,
that tho number six is correct and
that the number hus been cut down,
either because tho govornmont thought;
it unwise to so nearly donudo tho At
lantic coast of battloshlpa or becauso it
was deal ted to deprlvo tho movement of i
any appearance of a hostile demonstra
tion against Japan.
Assuming that tho fleet starts on its
voyage about tho mlddlo of December,
it should arrive at ban r-rancisco about, i
tho middle of February, 1008, ns 00
dava ia considered amnio timo fur tliel
Son Francisco. Auk. 21. John A.
Benson and Dr. Edward B. I'errin, con
victed by u Jury in the United BtalcffB
District court of conspiracy to defraud
tho govornmont in securing 1,200 nciea
of land in Tohnmu county, woto to Imve j
iooii eentoncod today by Judgo Do n
ven, but when tho case was called ni-
tornoys for tho dofenso nskod for timo
n which to proparo a motion for a new
trial. Tho nrosocution did not object, i
and Judgo Do Haven grantod a poet'
ponouiont of sontonco until noxt Tue-
Schumakcr Will Tell.
Philadelphia, Aug. 24. Jamos M.J
Bchuuinker, ox-Hiiporlntondent cf Uiei
capltol building at Harrlsburg, wicj
ilcaded lllnoss and lomaiiioa eecuuwj
n his homo, during, tho Investigation!
of capltol building scandals, now oe
laros that ho will toll ovorymmK
knows. Schumakor alleges that. hi
manipulation of funds was ciiglucorw
Itv ii I.I..1. uliifn nMW.lnl to COVCr UP
shorbigo In tho treasury and to snvo tl"j
namo of n deceased U. a. senawr.
nl.ni Dnlhrnak In Chlni.
ii.li.. i.... 94 A HlmnL'hill snOCU'l
says that thoro la a cholera outbreak laj
Chlnu, and several JStiroponns o-1
cunibed thereto, rrovontlvo moflfiur!
invn l.nm, iwlnnfjwl ill tho lOrOlUII luu
tor. Hnvnrnl UllinOSO IU1U
towns aro aiieouHi uuw a bijiu -ocean
Btctunors Is regarded ImpioWj