STRIKERS FORM MOB Drive Wisconsin Telegraph Op erator From His Key. OFFICE IS SACKED AND CLOSED Western Union Office and Records at Arkansas City, Kan., Burned by Firebugs. ' Chicago, Aug. 29. Attacked by a mob of striking telegraph operator John Laux, a non-union operator in charge of the Postal company's office in Waukegan, Wis., was forced to leavo his key yesterday and fleo for his lifo. Thb offico was olosed laBt night. When the strike order was issued Mr. Laux refused to walk out. He was visited Tuesday by a committee of strikers from Chicago and urged to join in the fight against the companies, but he refused. Yesterday a largo crowd of strikers went to Waukegan and pro ceeded to the office. As it entered Mr. Laux escaped through a roar door and hid under a barn, where he remained for several hours while the strikers searched for him. Telegraph blanks and others papers were torn up and thrown around the office and the strik ers completed the job by nailing a big sign across the door with the word "scab" printed on it in large letters. The Western Union office in Waupke gan is closed, the operator having quit when the strike was ordered. In spite of the efforts of the telegraph companies to discover the men who are tamperingwith the telegraph wires, mere trouble was experienced last night than at any time since the strike began. There is practially no trouble in send ing messages East from Chicago, but the service to the Pacific coast and to the Southwest is uncertain. "If the telegraph companies got com petent operators they would have less trouble with their wires," said Secre tary Wesley Russell. "We know of a dozen cases where incompetent oper ators have burned out the wires." At the offices of both telegraph com panies the usual information was given that all business was being handled promptly. Dispatches from Arkansas City, Kan., today stated that the Western Union office there was completely destroyed by fire. All the records, furniture and instruments were destroyed and the lo cal authorrties say the fire was of in cendiary origin. JAPAN WILL NOT FIGHT. Luke Wright Says She Has No Money for Gigantic War. Seattle, Wash,. Aug. 30. Luko E. Wright, ox-ambassador to Japan and prior to that govornor of the Philip pines, returned to this country today on tho steamer Minnesota. Speaking of Japaneeo conditions, Mr. Wright Baid: "Thoro will bo no war between this country and Japan. In the flrat place I do not boliovo that Japan is able financially to wago suoh a war as a con flict with America would involve Be sides, it is a fact that tho Japaneso gov ernment is sincerely in favor of peace and will bond every effort to keep tho relations between tho two governments amicablo. "I hope nothing will happen that would induce this government to con sider giving up possession of tho Philip pines. We must retain those islands and dovelop them as they are capable of being developed. Furthermore, wo need thorn to strengthen our trade rela tions with tho Orient." EVIDENCE PILE8 UP. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST BIG CROP IN LANE. ITO'S REFORM PLAN. Would Get Greater Revenue From Corea Out of Land. Tokio, Aug. 29. An important state council which was to have been hold today has been postponed until Friday, owing to tho fact that some of tho min isters and elder statesmen from out of town have been detained on account of the recent flood and consequent damages to the railways. The council has been specially called to consider Marquis Ito'B plan of Corean policy, necessitated by the new relations established by the last convention between Corea and Japan. The details of Marquis Ito's plans are unknown, but the fundamental points are believed to consist in effecting a thorough reform in the laud system, which is now in a chaotic condition, and also the establishing of a new sys tem of judiciary and police on the Jap anese plan. These measures will naiurauy do consideraoie or a Uram on the Japanese treasury. It is thought that Marquis I to plans to ask an extra annual outlay of a little over 1,000,000 yen for a period of five years. Scared Foreigners Flee. Pittsburg, Aug. 30. With their houses slipping and creaking and win dows breaking, Beveral hundred for eigners nave deserted their homes at Port Vue, a suburb, fearing death in a landslide which threatens to bury Scott street and 25 dwellings. The trouble is caused by the digging of a new rail road cut 100 yards below. The earth between the cut and the hillside where the houses stand is underlaid by a soft shale soapstone, and the whole mass is slowly moving towards the cut. The past 24 hours 100 yards of Scott street dropped 30 feet below its original level. Fruits of All Kinds Promise Well Hop Outlook Bright. Eugono HoportB from ovor tho county givo a much better account of tho grain crop than tho estimate given 8omo timo ago. On the whole, the crop will bo abovo tho average lhe work in tho hop yards has com nionced and tho yield will bo good. If pickers can bo secured to got in tho hops during tho good weather a splen did showing will bo made a lull aver age orop of splendid quality, with less bad effect from llco than usual. In potatoes and Into vogtoablcs tho yield will bo largo. Tho recent rain was worth hundrods of dollars to potn to raisers, who will get a bumper crop and a good price for it. Grapes will bo bettor this year than for many seasons. Thore aro not many vmoyards hero, but those who have careiully looked after this fruit have found it a most satisfactory crop to raise. Peaches are a good crop; tho sarno is true of pears, but tho applo crop is a little light. The question of help to do tho har vesting may lesson tho profit of tho farmer of Laue county, but nothing olso threatens his return this yoar. Tho whole county is experiencing a prosper ity it has nover before known, and tho merchant who is watching the condi tions is looking toward the largest and best trade from tho farmer in tho his tory of the county. TRUE TO MONMOUTH. TO PROMOTE DAIRY INDUSTRY Special Interost Evldoncod Alumni and Frionds Rally to Support of "Mother Normal." Monmouth Tho conditions required by the new Etato board of normal rehools will bo mot by tho Monmouth school and it will continue to run. President Reeslor says that tho canvass for funds has proceeded far onough to justify him m making this definite an nouncement, although only one day's time was given to meet the terms im posed by the board. Many letters are being received from the alumni of the school sending in their pledges and assurances of loyal suport, and tho loyalty of the citizens of Monmouth, which has always been an important factor of the "mother normal," is again manifested in the quick response with pledges to com pleto the cash deposit asked by tho board. By the loyalty and sacrifice of the faculty all departmenst of the school will bo maintained the same as hereto . It .! ... iore ana me institution will open promptly at tho announced timo. in Mild Production on Coos Bay. Marshflold Tlio chninbor or com morco of Marshflold will on September 10 and 11 hold a big meeting for the advancement of the dairy and hortloul turn! interests of Coos county. Thoao who have accepted invittatlons to de liver addresses on this occasion aro Proeldont J. W. Kerr, Professor O. I. Lowis and Dr. James Wlthycombo, of tho State Agricultural collego at Cor vallis; Mrs. Waldo, Stato Grango loo turor, of Portland, and William Schul merlck, of Washington county, Thoy will talk on dairying and horticulture, and Dr. Korr will also sneak on Eomo educational themo. It in expected that Congressman W. C. Hawley will aleo be present on this occasion. Thore has beon a llvoly Interest in tho dairy and creitmory business in Coos county sinco Stato rood and Dairy In specter Bailoy'a recent visit hero. Ho pronounced Coos county an ideal place for tho dairying business and expressed tho bolicf of possibilities of groat in crenso in that line. Addresses to tho residont of tho rural district woro made by Mr. Bailey and ho appointed Mr. Yoakum, owner of a dairy farm, to act as deputy dairy inspector for tho county. Apple cuituro is also recoivlng moro attontion than formerly. P. Duffy, un apple buyer, of Sydney, Australia, is on Coos lJay looking over tho orchards. Ho has bought for shipment all of tho Gravonstein apples procurable and tho fact that outsido buyers aro coming in to this territory lias given new interest to the cuituro of apples. San Francisco Supervisors Bribed by Telephone Company. San Francisco, Aug. 28. Soorolary Troasuror F. W. Eaton, of tho Pacific States Tolophouo A Tolcgrnph company, was culled to tho stand yostordny by tho prosecution In tho on so of tho GIiihh bribery trial. Ho testified again to the drawing by him .of about $50,000 worth of checks in February of 1000 for which no vouchers wero turned In, IIo did not know who ordered tho checks drawn or who signed them, Tho re cords thereof were destroyed in tho llro. Cashier William J. Kennedy was called. IIo testified to tho drawing ol 110.000 and $5,000 chcokH In February, and told of tho subsequent return to tho company of $7,000 or $7,500 in ferentlally comprising the bribe mon eys loturnod by Bovernl supervisors on demand of Halsoy, after tho granting of tho Homo Tolophonocompany'afian- chlso application, according to the claim of tho prosecution. Mr. Honey Introduced memoranda from five local banks allowing tho with drawal of approximately $50,000 in Fobruary, corresponding to tho total amount alleged to havo been paid to tho supervisors at that time. Ihomas E. Sherwin, formorly travollng auditor BRIDGE COLLAPSES Scores of Workmen Thrown Inti St. Lawrence River, DEATHS REACH AT LEAST SIXTY Structures Noar Quebec Was Mile and Half Long, and Half of It Fell Without Warning. of tho telephono company, testified to similar 150,000 entry on the books of the corporation, which ho was auditing when thoy woro destroyed in tho llio JUDGES FOR HAGUE COURT. LUKENS IS WITNESS. in ra Subjectes to Severe Examination Glass Bribery Trial. San Francisco, Aug. 29. State Sen ator itusseu .Lukens was a witness yes- v terday in the trial of Louis Glass for bribery and was subjected by Assistant District Attorney Heneytto an examin ation which could not have been more severe had he been placed on the stand by the other side. Senator Lukens was preceded in the witness chair by Benjamin A. Pendle ton and Eugene T. Thurston, Jr., who were members of the city council of Oakland in the fall of 1905 when the Home Telephone company was seeking a rival franchise in that city against tho efforte of the Pacific States com pany to maintain its monopoly. Mr. Pendleton and Mr. Thurston tes tified to hospitalities extended to them by Agent Halsey, of the old company, and by Lukens, who was in its employ ment as a lawyer, but no testimony was forthcoming of any improper offers being made to them. The prosecution will conclude today. Anarchy Rules French Navy. Paris, Aug. 30. A full report of the senatorial commission on the explosion March 12 at Toulon, which destroyed tho battleship lena, just published, charges that the disaster is directly traceable to irresponsibility, general indifference and lack of harmoy pre vailing in the navy. The report de mands the inauguration cf several re forms, and says that the various branch es of the naval service are divided by jealousy and there is no superior au thority. Each branch works apart, re sulting in a state of ansrehy. Want American Education. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 30. Tactai Wan, a mandarin of the second rank, came to Seattle today on the Hill liner Minnesota in charge of a party of ten young men and six young women, pick ed by the Chinese government for edu cation in this country. The girls will be taken by the mandarin to Wellesley for a five year courfe of training and the young men are to enter Yale and Columbia universities. Some will be graduated as engineers and the others given a preliminary training for diplo matic missions. Moores Heads Blind School. Salem County Superintendent E. T. Moores has been elected eunerin- tendent of the State Blind Echool to succeed George W. Jonea, who has ac cepted a position as superintendent of the stato blind school of Illinois. Moores is a graduate of Monmouth Normal school, a teacher of several years' experience in the public schools and has served seven years as superin tendent ot the Marion county schools. Mrs. Moores will succeed Mrs. Jones as matron of the institution. The chango will take place September 1. First Brick Kiln in Coos Bay. Marshfio'd J. W. Utter, formerly of Idaho, has just completed tho first brick plant of uny size on Coos bay. It is located on Isthmus inlet, one of the tributary rivers, and a kiln of 76,000 .... ' DricK has oeen completed for tho mar ket. This is the first really successful attempt at brick making in tho vicinity oi coos nay ana that the material can do produced here at a reasonable cost promises to revolutionize the building, as brick shipped here sell at a practi cally prohibitive price. Danger in Using Stamping Machines Aioany liy a most peculiar injury to his hand, growing from continued use ol a stamping machine. County Recorder Grant Frohman has boon confined to his homo for more tlian a week and will not bo ahlo to ubo his hand for somo timo. IIo was indoxing instruments and using a stamp, the handle of which he struck with tho palm of his right hand, for soveral days two weokB ago. Though (ho work caused no pain, the palm of tho hand suddenly grew vory sore and his entire hand swelled up. II has already been neces sary to lance tho hand threo times. Local physicians have characterized tho injury as catarrh of tho hand. Reduction is Appreciated. Eugene Tho recent action of tho Southern Pacific in lowering tho ship ping rates on fruit in and out ol Eu gono is generally appreciated hore. Tho chango not only benefits tho canning and packing company, but indirectly trie man engaged in raising any kind of rruic. Heretofore the cannerv has ra ited its cutput to certain varieties of fruit that would also be in demand on tho market. Since the change of rates the cannory wants all kinds of fruit. United States Proposes the Allotment Ameng Nations. Tho Hague, Aug. 28. The United Slates delegation announces its willing ncsa for all countries on tho American continent, including tho United Status to huvo four judges of tho now Interim tional court appointed for tho 21 conn trios ot this continent, on tho under standing that thi? reduces tho number of judges to 15. It is understood that tho -Americana he no Asia will bo allot ted two judges and Eurono nine. lho examining committee has com pleted tho first reading of tho revloed version of the American permanent trl hunal proposition. Mr. Choato ex plained eomo doubtful jurlsdictiona points. The Moxican delegation an nounced that it opposed the court bo causo it is impossiblo to secure equality for all countries in tho appointment of judges. Kuy Iiarboso, of Brazil, mado a long speech in which ho protested against tho appolntrnont of judges as projected in tho American proposition. Ho in (dated that this question must ho settled in a manner which fully recognized tho equality of tho powcra. Tho mooting was then adjourned until September TREELESS IN TEN YEARS. Best Quality Ever Produced. Wallowa Tho wheat cron In thin valley is just being threshed. Tho quality is the best ever produced here, and the yield is the largest for several years, boing from 30 to 00 bushels nor aero for fall Bown wheal and from 25 to 35 bushels per acre for spring sown wheat. Tho barley and oat crons are also abovo the average in quality and yield. Deep Enough, but Not Too Deep. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 20. Tho state ment contained in yesterday's dispatch es from Washington that most of the water for anchorage in Puget sound is more than 00 fathoms and that hence all of the naval vessels coming to tho coast cannot bo accommodated here has called forth theprotestof SenatorPiles, memoers oi me cnamner ot commerce and others. Thev noint out that the, government charts show the harbor at n - i . Bremerton anu vicinity has an average depth of about seven fathoms, with an extreme depth of 24 fathoms. Will He Trust Lawyer? Georgetown, Ky Aug. 29. Caleb Powers, in commenting on tho proposi tion mado by Governor Beckham to furnish W. S. Taylor with a military eBcort to protect him if ho comes hero to testify in tho Powers case, said; "If 'laylor refuses to como to Kentucky will he agree to let any competent law yer in the state, agreed upon by three non-partisan Democrats in the state not actively engaged in politics, try his case if appointed as special judge?" Cleveland Is Very III. New York, Aug. 29. It Js announced that Grover Cleveland has again been attaoked by acute indigestion, and has j consequently relinquished his idea of visiting his summer homo in New Hampshire. Mrs. Cleveland has re turned to Princeton from Now Hamp shire with their children. Criticise the President. Boston, Aug. 30 The 100th anni versary of the abolition of tho slave trade was observed by representative colored citizens of the country who were attending the annual meeting of the Nicaragua Movement society. At tho evening meeting an address was adopted calling upon colored voters to oppose any candidate for president endorsed by Roosevelt. Tho address severely criti cised the president and the governor of Georgia. Oppose Anti-Japanese Agitation. Boston, Aug. 30. Tho Boston cham ber of commerce today adopted resolu tions deprecating agitation as tending to call forth all feelings between the United States and Japan. It declared opposition to any legislation intended to discriminate agalnBt Japan or her citizens. Appeal to State Commission. Salem The Jacobson A Deflaven company, of McMinnvlllo, has. filed with the Oregon Eailroad commission a complaint alleging that the company had a carload of sulphur shipped from Albany on August 16, and so far havo been unable to get delivery of the same. After spending $1 telephoning, the company learned that tho car was Btill in Albany on the date of complaint August 24. Tho railroad commission will investigate. Will Rebuild Shipyards. Bandon The Price shipyards, which were destroyed several weeks ago by nre, are in the course of reconstruction, and will bo within tho city limits in Btead of two miles up tho river as for merly. The new location iB adjoining tne ucdy muis, which are nearly com pleted and which will have a daily out- put or iuu uuu xeet ot lumber, thereby making Bhip timber available at littlo cost. PORT LAND MARKETS Will Trap Hostile Moors. ' CasaBIanca, Aug.30. General Drudo haB decided to dispach a portion of the French force five miles south to endeav or tojtrap tho Moors. The preliminary iimiH or ou prisoners charged with as sassination, pillage and connivance with hostile Moors has begun, Sultan May Be Killed. London, Aug. 30. Tho Tanirior cor respondent of tho Tribune telegrufihul uiiuor reserve umt there is a tumfx that Sultan Abdul Aziz has been assisaina ed in tho palace ut Fez. Mazagan Acclaims New Sultan. Tangier, Aug. 30. It is announced that the sultan's brother lias been ac olalmed sultan by the entire population of Mazagan. Farmers Will Hold. La Grande Threshing in tho Grand Ronde valley is now woll undor way, and grain iB beirnr delivered to diffnr. ent warehouses. A fow salo contracts fcr wheat havo boen mado at 08 cents per bushel, the purchaser being tho lour mill companies. Most cf tho farmers do not caro to sell now and are holding with the hope of receiving 75 cpats. , Supreme Court Rules Published. Salem The now rules of tho Sunromo court lmvo beeh jublished in pamphlet form and Clerk VC, Moroland has sent a large number oiNUiem to lawyers n various parts of tho flMte. If any lawyers Who des rn nnnlnA havo bean overlooked, thev will hn Bonllod nnnn ijpuuuion to &it. Morelan' v neat (jvow crop) Club, 82c oiuestom, aac; Valley, 80c; red, 70c Oats (Now crop) No. 1 white sza.&u; gray, $23. wney (Kow crop) Feed, $22.50 o per ion; Drewiug, J2424.50; roll ed, $24.6025. uorn Whole, $28 per ton ; cracked, Ann ' riay Valloy timothy, No. 1, $17 jo per ion; eastern Uregon timothy, $1020; clover, $11: cheat, ill; gram nay, fucajiz; alfalfa, $1213. nuiier ancy creamery, 3235c per pound. rouitry Averneo old hens. 13c ner pound; mixed chickens. 12c: Pnrincr ..I.I.I tn , ' " uuiBKens. joc; oiu roosters, 89c; dressed chickons, 1617c; turkoys, wvu, lutojioc; geeso, live, 810o; ducks, 10c. Eggs Fresh ranch, candled, 2027c per dozen. Voal Dreflsed, 08Ko per pound. Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 8 8Jo; packers, 78o. Fruits Apples, $l(nl.75 Dor box; cantaloupes, 75c$1.50 por crate; peaohee, 4085c per crate: blackhnr. riofl, 45c per pound ; prunoa, 5076o per crate; watermolona, lic per pound; plums. 25r2i75n .r I;, pears, toe (ojjl.Zo per box grapes, 75c$1.50 nor box. Vegetables Turnips, $1.75 ner sack: carrots, z por Back; heels, $2 per sack; asparagus, 10 por pound; beans, 3 6c; cabbago, 2; celerv. 11.25 nnr ukzoh; corn, zoraaoc ner dozen: mi cumbers, 1015o por dozen: lettuco. ieau, zoo por dozen; onions, 1520c per uozn peas, 4f7oGc ner nound: pumpkins, l2c per pound; rad- lBhos, 20c por dozen; rhubarb, 8c purpounu; squasn, oucf 1 por crato; tomatoes, 4050o por crate; sweet po- utwes, ic per pound. Onions $2.252.60 por hundred. Potatoes Now, $11.25 per hun dred. Hops 40o per pound, according to quality. Wool Eastern Oregon, avorago host, 1022c por pound according to ehrhik- ago; vaUoy, 2022c, according to fine ness; mohair, choice, 2033o per pound. , Secretary Wilson Predicts Future Un loss Forests Aro Savod. Chicago, Aug. 28. Secretary of Airri- cuituro James Wilson, who was In Chi cago today on his way to Washington after inspecting tho government foreat presorves In tho West, declared that if bettor euro, more gonornl nrowiKution and a fostering of conditions aro not ob served, tho fcresta of tho country will practically bo wiped out in ten years. "Forest fires," ho enld. "should be guurded against, and for that protection the government has emnlovcd tlions. nnds of men to watch for fires. A Her eon can riae tor miles through Mich J 117! I.. 1 ... . km, r itfcuiidui ami -Minncdota arid seo barren eectionB whero formerly crow great pino lorests. Fires havo wipod L fllf. . .... uiu minions arid mi ouh omni um worth of tho best of hardwood. "President Roonovolt has done much for tho preservation of the foresto. Ho has added moro than 160,000,000 acrea to tho forestry reserves and would havo made moro had not tho last congress cut him down. Ho appreciates moro man many private citizens tho great worm or our lorosU). Tho East is do pendent entiroly ujkhi our Western for ests lor ita best timber." Bomb 8ent to Cortelyou. Tl.Il.1..l..l-l i i JWJUUVIIU1IU,, AUK. ZM. Tlia or. plosion of what appears to have been n largo percuslon can in a nackairo ad- .1 1 a- At . ... . r ureeseu 10 mo secretory of tho treasury, ueurgu vAjrieiyou, created oxoltomonl in NIcetown, a substation of tho Phi hi. dolphla poatofflco, today. Tho box, which was collected from a box 1 n thn northern t-octlon of tho cltv. wn rn. coivea uy Mr. Koberts, a clerk, who Bays it waa four inchos long by two inches wido. What was Insido the packago, aside from tho exnlosivo. thn ouiciaiB win not soy. Quobeo, Aug. 31. A section of tho now bridge across tho Ht. Lawreiirn rlvor, llvo nillea below thin city, col. lapsed Into yesterday, carrying neores of bridge workmen nnd rncolmnicH into the water. It Is estimated Umt tho loan of lifo is at least (10, and may exceed that number by 20. Tho bridge was about a mile nnd half long and hrflf of it, from tho soiith shore to midstream, crumpled up and dropped into lho water. Ninety men woro at work on thin flection of tho structure,' and tho whistle hudjjhlown at 5:30 for them to quit work for tho day, when thoro camo a middon grinding aouud from tho bridge midstream. Tho men turned to soo what hud Imp pencd, and an instant lator the cry wont up: "Tho bridge In falling." The men made a rush ahoroward, but tho dietancu was too great for them to cscapo. Tho falling section of tho brldgo dragged others after it. Tlio snapping girders and cahloa loomed like a crash of artillery. Turror lent llootneaa to the feet cf tho frightened workmen as they sped shoreward, but only a fow of them reached safety before tho last piece of iron work on tho south elioro was dragged Into (ho river. Near the Bhoro tho wreckage of tho brldgo did not go bolow tho surface cf tho witter and eight workmen whore' mained abovo water woro reficued and taken to tho hospital at Levis. Tho steamer Glunmont had hut c lea ml the brldgo whou the lhft sec tion foil. Tho water throrn up by tlio debris camo clear over tho hridgoof the steamer. The captain at once ordered out all tho small honta, They piled backward and forward for half an hour. but thero was no sign of lifo. Tho Quobeo brldgo was begun about novitn yeara ago, nnd was to havo been finished in 1009. SubsIdliM had been granted by tho Federal nnd Provincial governments nnd tho city of Quebec, and tho estimated coat for work was 110,000,000. Tho Phoenlxvillo Brldgo company, of contract nidge. for Pennsylvania, had tho construction of tho tho. STRAW COMPANY FORMED. Organized by Pacific States Concern to Keep Out Rival. San Francisco, Aug. 30. Tho task of showing that tho Pacific Stntea Tele phone if: Tttlegmph company in 1005 sought to prevent tho entmnco into Oakland of tho Homo Tulophono com pany by orguntzing a "straw" Homo Telephone company and obtaining for it a franchise waa resumed at the con tinuation of the GIiihh bribery (rial yesterday. Will turn A. Beaifly, nn at- toruoy of Ban Joxo, testified (hat ho had hid in tho frnnchico and furnished a surety bond of $2,600 to the Oakland council, and then had signed and do livercd through Hulgoy nil of his stock holdings In tho "straw" company to E. J. Zlinmer who at that timo was auditor of tlio Pacific fitates Telephono A Telegraph company, fiubflequently tho schemo was abandoned nnd Zfmrner went to tho clerk of tho Oakland coun cil and caused tho franchise to bo for faited nnd tho bond released. He re ceived for his BerviccH $100 a month and about $11,000 for oxpenseH. Dolman dieted from tho witness tho statement that tho legal papers con nected with tho attempts of tho tele phono company to suppress opposition, had boen proparcd by tho legal depart ment of tho company provided over by Mr. Pillabury, who on tho stand Bworo that this work had been solely under tho direction of Glass. Has Columbia Name Plate. Man ranciBCO, Aug. 28. After tout ng for weeks ovor rn'lcs and milea of water, the shattered narno plate of the ill-fated Columbia has been nioked nn ii.. . i . t . . . un uiu ocoun uiioro uy ihewiloof an old sailor who crulaed In tho wrecked viv, BOi when she was one of a proud Act t on tho Atluntlo coast. It wiib Mrs. Al Gibson whe recovered tlio broken nnmo plate ci tho Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. uibBon llvo at hdgomar on tho ocean snore ncur Mussel rock. Big Fire In Frisco, Han Franclscc, Aug. 28. Tho book and printing ffitabllHhmont of John B, Al ..XT. ..I. ..I 1 .... n r f 1 i , wuiiiunuii, iii uiu rsurisorno fitroot. wna totally destroyed by fire Inut night. Tho firms of Baclgalupl Hobs! A Co. and Main Winchester, Hdjolninir on San- .. . i j .. i . pmiiw nwvuu, himo Huucreu sovoroiv. iih did Greenwood. Heiso & Ca. ntwl rr. Itothenborg, on the Washington streot 'Hi. iho total losa ia eatrniated at $00,000. New Call for Arbitration. Bait Lnko City, August 31. Tho Commercial club oLgalt Lako City to day panned .nnd through Km committcf. on arbitration telegraphed to Prosidont Koosovolt, tho presidents of both tho )Ig telegraph companies, tho president of tho Commercial Telegraphers' union and oyer 50 commercial clubs in various parts of tho country a resolution urging that tho differences between tho com panies and their striking operators bo submitted to arbitration. Tho good ofllcca of tho local commercial club to this end woro tendered. Say Strikebreakers Desort. S3 New York, Aug. 81. fn a circular sent out today by tho ofileora of tho tol ogrnphora' union it was declared that tho strikers would Ignoro any sugges tion of a compromise nnd stand im movable on nil demands, It waa also asserted that many alrlkohreakora hud loft tho companies and wlioleRiilo do- flortlons are alleged to have (akon plnoo from tho working forces In tho ofllcca yesterday. Tlio public was asked to uao mulls instead of tho wires. Europeans Leave Capital, Fez, Morocco, Aug. 28. Tho Euro pean roflldontfl of Fez, oxcontinir tho uormana, loit hero yoatorday for El Aralsh. Thoy wero escorted by troop. Enjoins New Rates to Creameries Chicago, Aug, 81. Judgo KohUatt, In tlio Federal court, on complaint of 14 creamery conoornu of tho Mlddlo Wefit, temporarily oniolnod 14 West ern railroads and llvo express compan ies from establishing, Boptombor 1, now rates for transporting milk and butter.