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NEWS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for . Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting; Events
of the Past Week.
A Clilongo labor londor la acotiBod of
Oontral Amorlcana wolcomo Itooac
volt and DIas na peacemakers,
Tho govornmont may aak for a receiv
ership for tbo Harrliimn roads.
A rnllrond ia projeqtod from tlio
northorn part of Nebraska to tho gulf,
Sonator Warron, of Wyoming, .says
tho Woat wanlfl to renominate Roobo
volt. All rallrondfl in tho North woat aro
grunting a nlno-hour day in ttiaohino
A greater ruah of homeiicokora to tho
Northwest la predlotod for Soptombor
than ovor before.
Klcvator companlos in Minnesota
owned by farmers aro to bo merged for
Tho govornmont will need 125,000
tona of coal to carry tho bnttleahlp fleet
Into Pacific waters.
Princo Wllholm, heir to tho Swedish
tlirone, la thoroughly enjoying hia visit
to tho United States.
Tho kalacr Ih anxious to havo hla
only daughter wed Princo Loopold, son
of Princo Honry, of Battenborg.
Portland commercial bodlea and tho
Oregon representatives in congress aro
working to havo tho battleship flccl
Tho now sultan of Morocco is mak
ing many changes in hla foreign mlnia
toiB. A largo number of prisons havo
also boon liberated.
Los Angolca councilman aro consider
ing u meafltuo which would provide
.against tho invasion cf indigent tuber--ciilar
patients shipped front outside
points in hopolosa condition.
Nelson Msrrls, millionairo packer of
-Chicago, Is dead.
Four girls woro burned to death in n
lire at Oklahoma City.
Tho Moors havo again attnekod tho
French, but wero defeated. ,
Coatn Iticn ha established a quaran
tine) against all vessels from Cuban
Tho Wolls-Fargo Express company Is
moving into its now 12-story building
Cannon cays that ho ia not a candi
date for prealdont ; that ho has moro
important work to do.
Many battleships of tho Atlantic
flout cannot ontor Pngot Bound becauso
tlio wuter is too Ueop to anchor in.
In an addroas at Los Angeles K.
Iahii, of tho Japoneeo foroign ofllco,
wild talk of war between Japan and the
United States 1b ridiculous.
Tlioro is no sign of yielding in tho
tolcgraphors' strike Reports say
many of the strlko breakers aro about
to doHorl and oin tho men already out.
Mulay Haflg la leading n great army
of Mooin againat tho French.
A Gorman lias per footed a now air
ship which gives good auccesa.
Venezuela Is defiant against Amorlcn
and Roosevelt may call on congress to
An Amorlcan judgo in China takes
-Chinamen's word against that of Amer
icana. Tho Union Pacific is again experi
menting with motor cars at its Omaha
Onrflold is back in Washington from
a lO.fOO-mllo trip, principally through
tho West. Ho has planned many re
forms. Tlioro is a small army of detectives
in Berlin watching noted anarchlstfl nt
tonding tlio congrces. Emma Gold
man ia one of tho dolcgatcs from tho
Tho Chicago, Peoria A fit. Louis rail
road haa Uikon off part of its trains and
"will run others as mixed passougor and
freight on account of tho two-cent pae
aongor rato law.
A train on tho Southern railway was
wrecked near Oharlottsvillo, Va., and
21 poraons injured. Kvory car over
turnod and great loss of lifo was only
nvoited by tho slow spood at which tho
train was running.
Tho Ohincso logntlon at Paris donlos
that tho dowagor omproea ia seriously
Japanoao havo snod tho city of San
Francisco for $2,575 damages on ac
count of tho roataurant wrookod by a
G Front Britain has just launched a
third battleship of tho Droadnaught
E. F. Nool haa recolvod tho Demo
cratic nomination for governor of Ton
iieaseo. Labor Commiaalonor Noill still has
hopes of compromising tho telegraph
Two poraons were klllod in a cyolono
whioh swept over Eau Olalre county,
INCREASE ARMY PAY.
Congress Likely to Approve Plan at
Washington, Aug. 2. IncrcaHO In
pay of tho army, but no Inorenso In its
size is tho coinpromlao which has been
reached between tho prosidont and
leaders in congresa who control legisla
tion, Tho prealdont has given his
hearty approval to tho plans of tho gon
oral staff of tho army which Included
both Increases, but after consultations
and conforoncoa, it has boon decided
that It will bo impoaalblo to do moro
at the next sonalon of congrces than to
secure an incroaao in pay for tho army.
Immediately upon convening bills will
bo Introducod in tho sonato by Mr.
Dick, of Ohio, and in tho house by Hop
rosontativo Capron, of Rhode Inland,
carrying out tho agrcemont which haa
Theao bills will provide for on in
crease of 10 per cent in tho salary of
lloutonant goronal, 15, per cont in
crease for majors and brigado generals,
20 por cent for colonels, lloutonant col
onola and majors, 25 por cont Incroaao
for captains and lieutenants and 30 per
cont lncreaao for noncommiatloned
ofllcors and privates. It ia thought
that auch a measuro will becomo law.
It was doairod by War department
officials that congress ehould uuthorizo
an lncreaao in tho strength of tho army,
not bo much by increasing its strength
numerically at this timo, but by provid
ing for creation of now regiments to bo
given skeleton organization in timo of
WHOLE FLEET TO COME.
Sixteen Battleships to Sail for Pacific
Washington, Aug. 27. Tho torpedo
flotilla which will go to tho Pacific
coaet whon the battleships tsall in Do
comber consleta of eight vessels, tho
Hull, Truxton, Whlpplo, Ilopkina,
Wordon, Stewart, Lawronco and Mc
Douough. Whothor nil will bo fit for
tho voyago is doubtful.
Tho flotilla will bo commanded by
Lieutenant II. I. Cono, who commanded
tho Palo to China four yeara ago.
Tho number of battleships which
will go to the Pacific is 10, not six, aa
stated in dispatches by an error in
transmission. 8hlps already on tho
Pacific will increaso this number to 10.
Tho official statement of tho presi
dent after his conference with acting
secretary of tho Navy department, Rear
Admiral Branson, chief ;of tho bureau
of navigation, and Bear Admiral Evans,
who will command tlio fleet, iB aa fol
lows: "Tho conference botwecn the presi
dent and tho thrco officers of tho navy
was called to decide dotuils in connec
tion with tho Atlantic fleet going to tho
"The fleet will consist of 10 battle
ships. It will start some timo in De
cember. Tho.courso of the floet will
be thiotigh tho Straits of Magellan iird
up tho Pacific roast to San Francisco.
"Tho fleet also will, In all probabili
ty, visit Pugat nound. Tho question of
tho rou to' by which it will return to tho
Atlantic lias not as yet been decidod."
HAVE NO COAL FOR EXPORT.
American Companies Obliged to Re
fuse European Orders.
Philadelphia, Aug. 27. Because of
its inability to fill tho order, the Philn
dolphi & Beading Coal A Iron company
was compelled to declino a contract for
25,000 tons of anthracite, tho order for
which was tendered by a representative
of tho Auatro-Hungnrian chamber of
commerce Tho proposed purchaser
was willing to pay the rogular price for
placing tho coal on board vcssols either
lioro or in New York.
Another ordor for 200,000 tons of bi
tuminous coal, wanted by tho Italian
government, is also being offered tc tlio
largest soft coal operators of tho Unit
ed States, with littlo prospect of its be
ing taken, because of the great exponao
in delivering it to He destination.
Tho great demand for coal by foreign
governments is attributed to tho in
creased coal consumption by their war
ships. All native coal is being used
for tli is purposo, and tho supply ia not
equal to tho domand.
On Verge of Another Strike.
Chicago, Aug. 27, Chicago is on the
vorgo of another packing house team
sters' atrlko, with Uiecuatomnry attend
ant rioting and diaordor. When tho
question of wago scttlemontcamo up a
week or moro ago, n committee of arbi
tration was appoinotd nnd tlio matter
was considered settled. Thoconimlt
tco, however, has been unable to agree
anil at tonight's mooting tho offor of
tho packers to incroaao tho pay of tho
men ono por cont waa iojectod. Tliey
domand ono and a half all around and
Mead Takes English Job.
Laramlo, Wyo., Aug. 27. Dr. El
wood Mead, formerly stato engineor of
Wyoming, later professor of irrigation
engineering at tho Colorado Agricul
tural oollogo, and afterward chief of
tho bureau of irrigation of tho Depart
ment o! Aprioultun, lias accepted tl o
position of chief of irrication investiga
tion for Australia, from tho British
govornmont, at a salary of $15,000 per
annum. Dr, Mead lost an arm in a
stroetcar acoidont a few years ago,
Japan Blames America.
Toklo, Aug. 27. It Is roportod that
tho investigations mado on tho part of
Japan concerning tho Pribyloff incident
of Juno 10 show that tho Japaneso
flshormon offered no resistance what
ovor and that the firing by tho Amorl
can guards was unprovoked. Tho
Washington govornmont has been no
tlflod to that effect, and Toklo is now
awaiting a reply. Tho publlo ia watch
ing the afjfair with keen interest.
NEWS FROM THE
PREPARE TO MOVE BIG FLEET.
President Orders Navy Department to
Complete All Details.
Washington,' Aug. 27. President
Boone volt has Issued official orders to
tho Navy department to arrange all de
tails of tho forthcoming cruieo of Ad
miral Robley D. Evans' battleship fleet
to tho Pacific. This ordor has been is
sued with Instructions that each bureau
head will bo directed to takoup its par
ticular lino of work in order that tho
10 battloshlpa may bo in primo condi
tion to start from Hampton Roads
about Septembor 1.
Tho bureau chiefs will undoubtedly
bo oxpocted to msko estimates and ro
port on their line to tho dopartmont.
It has been estimated roughly that tho
coal supply necessary for tho billot, in
addition to tho amounts being sent to
tho Pacific, will bo something ovor
Provisions and supplies will bo ar
ranged for, and all poaalblo attention
wili bo given that everything be in
readiness wlion Admiral Evans takes
command early in December.
SAYS WEST NOT WORRYING
Does Not Know Wall Street Says
Washington, Aug. 31 Secretary of,
Agriculture James Wilson lias returned
to Washington after an absence of
several weeks in the Wcat, bringing
glowing accounts from that section of
"The West ie not worrying ovor fu
turo panics or hard times, but is send
ing money to tlio East right now," ho
aaid. "Tho peoplo out there do not
know Wall street exists except as they
read about it in tho newspapers. The
grain crops are generally good this
year, and Ices Western monoy is going
into Canada than last year. Tiiere is
some fear of another coal famine dur
ing tho coming winter."
Speaking of politics, Mr. "Wilson
"Everybody I talked to out West was
favorable to Roosevelt, and will insist
upon tho nomination and election next
year of a man who will carry out his
Woman to Aid Uncle Sam.
Washington, Aug. 31. With tho
appointment temporarily to tho immi
gration service of Miss Helen M. Bullie,
of New York, who recently has been
connected with the Travelers' Aid soci
ety, tho government will bend its ener
gies toward tlio detection of the systom
isted "white slave" traffic, believed to
exists in tho United Statoe.
Thus far, the immigration service has
been unable to make any headway
against tho evil. Mies Bull is has rep
resented to Commissioner General Sar
gent, head of the immigration servico,
that she will bo able to gain tbo evi
dence nco'Bsary, not only to check the
importation of women and girls for
immoral purposes, but to bring to jus
tice tho men who are getting rich
through tho infamous businese.
Consuls Get Promotion.
Washington, Aug. 28. Church
Howo, of Nebraska, consul general at
Montreal, has been appointed consul at
Manchester, England. Albert R. Mo
raretz, of Arizona, consul at Bahia,
Brazil, has been appointed consul gen
eral of tho diatrict of Control nnd South
Amorira, at a salary of $5,000. Tho
following other consular appointments
havo been mado: Augustus E. Ingram,
of California, consular clerk at Callao,
to bo consul there; Lorin A. Lathrop,
California, transferred from Bristol to
Cardiff; Rea Hannn, California, con
sul at Iquiquo; Thomas W. Vootter,
New Mexico, consul at Saltlllo; Jacob
E. Connor, Iowa, consul at Sigon;
James V. Long, Pennsylvania, conaui
Glvo Settlers Tholr Patents.
Washington, Aug. 29. Tho Interior
dopartmont is revoking tlio ordore of
Secretary Hitchcock susponding thou
sands of public land entries in the
Woet, and as soon us possible all en
tries whero proof is comploto and
against which no charges aro ponding
will bo passed to patent. Hundreds of
thousands of acres wero tied up by Mr
Hitchcock's orders of suspension, and
thero is not a slnglo word of ovidenco
in tho files of tho department to justify
this action in the great majority of
Bill for Increase of Pay.
Washington, Aug. 29. A joint board
composed of Acting Secretary Newboi
ry, of tho navy, Gonoral Ainsworth, of
tlio army, and Assistant Secretary of
tho Troaaury Bookman WInthrop, has
completed n bill for recommendation to
congress providing for a general increase
of pay, for ofllcors and men of tho navy,
army and rovonuo cutter eorvico. The
bill provides for inoreaaoa ranging from
10 por cent in tho highest grades up to
25 por cont in tho lowest.
Make Sure Taft Can Go Through.
Washington, Aug. 28. In anticipa
tion of Socrotary Taft'a late arrival at
Vladivostok the gunboat Chattanoga
has put into that port to mako sure
that it will bo posaiblo for Mr. Taft to
ontor that port on a gunboat or similar
ship as lato as tho mlddlo of next No
vember, Mrs. Kirk Gets Appointment,
Washington, Aug. 28. Mrs. Ella B.
Kirk, of St. Johns, has been appointed
assistant matron at tho Hoopa Valley,
Cal , Indian school.
TRIALS CAN GO ON.
Officials Know No Reason for Dela
In Oregon Cases.
Washington, Aug. 29. So far as ofTi
cial Washington is aware, thero ia no
known reason wny the Oregon land
fraud trials should not bo immediately
resumed, nor is thero any known reason
why they cannot be concluded before
Decern hor 1. It is the expectation of
tho officials here that District Attorney
Bristol will soon begin tho prosecution.
Tho Hermann caso will wait until F.
J. Honey can drop his graft work at
SanFraiiciaco, for It was ho who work
ed up this case and it is his desire to
conduct the prosecution in person. All
otbors, It is believed, will bo conducted
by Mr. Bristol. Thero lias been some
dolay, becauso Mr. Heney had in hla
possession some facts and evidence re
quired by the government prosecutor,
but Mr. Heney some timo since prom
ised to forward this matter to Mr. Brie
ton), and it is presumed all necessary
data is now in the hands of tho district
Both tho Dopartmont of Justice and
tho Interior department are anxioua
that all pending land cases in Oregon
shall bo cleared up without further de
lay. Help Japs Going to Canada.
Toklo, Aug. 29. The clauso of tho
emigration prelection law, making ships
carry emigrants subject to official per
mission, which has hitherto been lim
ited to vossols destined for Hawaii or
South America, will be made to operate
in regard to similar ships destined for
Canada on and after the first of Sep
tember. This will have no effect in
reducing tho number of emigrants who
are already under certain restrictions
but Is aimed principally toward assur
ing tho safety and interests of officially
Examine Officers for Promotion.
Washington, Aug. 30. The follow
ing board of officers is appointed to
meet at Fort Lawton, Wash., for the
examination of such officers as may bo
ordered beforo it to determine their fit
ness for promotion: Major W. Y.
Stamper, Third infantry; Captain H.
A. 8mith, Third infantry; Captain
John W. Barker, Third infantry ; First
Lieutenant Jesse R. Harris, assistant
surgeon; First Lieutenant John Bosley,
New Northwest Postmasters.
Washington, Aug. 28. Postmaatera
appointed: Orvegon Pleasant Hill,
Mathias 13. Furrow, vice R. A. Brad
ford, resigned. Washington Beo,
Dora Pahl, vice Margaret N. Gulseth,
resigned; Blewet, Donald B. MacLon
nan, vice William H. Resburg, re
signed; Havillah, Lorenzo A. Gladeon,
vice.M. H. Schweikert, resigned; Rich
land, John H. James, vice William R.
Lamb, resigned; Rolling Bay, John J.
Arnold, vice C. E. Carle ton, resigned.
Not Coming to Portland.
Washington, Aug. 30. It is not the
present intontion to send the battleship
fleet to Portland becauso naval officers
fear there is not sufficient depth of
water on tho bar, but practically tho
whole fleet will visit Pnget Sound. Tho
ships will anchor opposite Seattle.
Becauso of the extreme depth at Ta
comn, no stop will bo made there.
Northwest Postal Affairs
Washington, Aug. 30. Washington
postmasters appointed: Hover, Thomas
H. Dry, vice H. A. Hover, resigned;
Pacific Beach, Arthur O'Nicholae, vice
James G. Avery, resigned. Rural
routes 1 and 2 have been ordered es
tablished Novomber 1 at Adams, Uma
tilla county, Oregon, serving 700 peo
plo and 152 families.
Prepares Way for Big Fleet.
Washington, Aug. 28. Captain
Usher, of tho cruiser St. Louis, reports
sailing yeetorday from Acapulco, Mex
ico, for San Diego, Cal., on his wny
to San Francisco. Ho has been quietly
looking into the resources of various
South Amoricnn ports in anticipation
of tiie cruise of tho battleship fleet next
Confer on Standard Case.
Oyster Bay, Aug. 29. Frank B Kel
logg, special counsel for the govern
ment, conferred with tho president to
day, supposedly on tho detail of the
suit to dissolve tho Standard Oil com
pany, of New Jersey, the hearing of
which comes up in New York Septem
Panther for Pacific Repair Ship.
Now York, Aug. 28. Tho transform
ing of tho auxiliary cruiser Panther
into a repair ship to accompany tho
Atlantic fleet to tho Pacifio haa begun.
Tho Pauther will have a complete forg
ing room, foundry and machine shop.
Build More Huge Ships.
Now York, Aug. 29. The Timos to
day says: Tho noxt navnl appropria
tion bill presented to congresa will re
commend Unit two and perhaps four
batteabipa of at least 20,000 aud per
haps 25,000 tona bo authorized.
Banks to Make Statement.
Washington, Aug, 28. Tho control
ler of tho ourrecny haa called for a
statoment of tho condition of national
banks at tho close of business on Aug
Bucketshop Men Are Indicted.
Washington, Aug. 30. The grand
jury has indicted five brokers on a
charge of conducting bucket shops.
CHANGE LOOKED FOR.
Telegraph Operators Expect Peace
Chicago, Aug. 20. A crisis will bo
reached in tho telegraphers' ' striko
within tho next fow days, according to
the expectations of Chicago operators.
Announcement to this effect was mado
today by Frank Likes, chairman of the
local striko committee, at n meeting.
Mr. Likes declined to dlscloso fully his
reasons for making this statement, but
from other sources it was learned that
tho operators aro expecting that some
sort of an offer will bo received from
the companies within a short time.
In view of tho determined stand
taken by both corporations againat
dealing with the strikers collectively,
this report was viewed with skepticism
in many quarters.
It is said that many of the strikers
would bo willing to return to work up
on tbo promise that they be given free
oso of typewriters and a moderate wage
increaso. Recognition of the union, it
is declared, would not bo insisted upon.
Tho statement of Mr. Likes concern
ing a poeaible crisis was mado during a
dispute concerning tho advisability of
holding a strikers' meeting tomorrow.
DOGS SMUGGLE IN OPIUM.
Customs Officials Make Unique Dis
covery Near Blaine, Wash.
Seattle, Aug. 26. One of tho most
clever methods of smuggling silk and
opium into the United States from
British Columbia yet known has been
discovered by customs officers at Blain,
Wash., on the international boundary
lino. Trained dogs wore used to carry
on the businesejand the customs officers
believe that hundreds of pounds of the
contraband drug have been brought
into this country in that manner. As
a result of the discovery by the officers
Thomas Smith is in custody awaiting
trial on a charge of smuggling.
The first inkling that dogs were need
for smuggling came a few days ago
when Officer Lane, of the Bellingham
station, shot a dog which he saw run
ning through the thick timber near
Blaine. The canine waa loaded down
with a leather saddle in which was
found three pounds of opium and a
package of silk. "Where the dog came
from and where he waa going wero
mysteries which the officials at once
began to ferret out.
The officers took a coon dog with
them to the boundary line where the
first caninel was seen. For three days
they waited before another dog came
along with a pack eaddlo on its back.
This timo there were three dogs loaded
down with the drug. The men let
them pass, and then, with the aid of
tho coon dog, they traced them to an
old shack near Blaine. The officers
aftorwards arrested Smith on a charge
JUDGE SEARS DEAD.
Member of State Circuit Court for
Portland, Aug. 26. Judge Alfred F.
Sears, Jr., of the State Ciriuit court,
one of thn foremost jurists of Oregon,
died of apoplexy at his residence, 590
East Madison street, shortly before 4
o'clock yesterday morning. Death was
altogether unexpected, for not the
slightest warning to members of the
family foretold tie end. The funeral
will be held Tuesday
Judge Sears was in his usual health
Saturday. He wae about the city, and
to many of hia friends and associates
seemed in the best of spirits. Here
tired about 10 o'clock Saturday night,
rather earlier than usual, and it was
not until Mrs. Sears stepped into his
room at 4 o'clock to see if he was sleep
ing well, that it was known he had
Dr. A. J. Giesy was immediately
called, but the judge was pait all med
ical aid. He had ceased breathing
when found by Mrs. Sears, and the
opinion of the physician is that he
had died but a Bhort time before. No
scund wns heard from his room, and
this leads to the belief that the end
was peacoful and painless.
Bank Notes From the Sea.
Berlin, Aug. 26. A package of bank
notes of the National Provincial bank
of England recently waa washed up on
the beach f the Island of Foehr, off
the Schle8wig-Holstein coast, and found
by a workman on hia way to his fac
tory. It is supposed, as no owner haB
appeared to claim them, that they be
longed to a passenger on the ill fated
Borlin, which went down off tho Hook
of Holland. Tho notes havo been de
posited in the safe keeping of the po
lice. If unclaimed In nine months
they will bo handed over to the finder.
Four Shot in Holdup.
Billings, Mont., Aug. 26. Four mon
were shot, one fatally and one maimed
for life, in an attempted holdup this
morning at Huntley, one of the govern
ment townsites on . the recently openod
Huntley irrigation project. Six Finns
and ono Amorican wero sleeping in a
box car when they were awakened by
an order to hold up their hands. The
Finns refusod and the robbers opened
fire. Three Finns and one robber wore
Sultan's Brother on Throne.
Tangier, Aug. 20. A courier from
Morocco City confirms tho reports that
the Bultan's brother was proclaimed
sultan August 16, and assumed the
throne. Tho new sultan declares his
intention of appointing another brother
kalif of Fez, and thon proceed to take
command of the Moorish forces besieg
ing Caea Blanca.
DID NOT DO BRIBERY
Heard It First From Grand Jury,
Says President Scott.
NO AUTHORITY GIVEN TO GLASS
Heney Pursues Purpose to Fasten
Responsibility for Buying San
San Francisco, Aug. 27. President
Henry T. Scott, of tho Pacifio Tele
phone & Telegraph company, was re
called to tho stand when the Glass
bribery caso was resumed yesterday.
Undor questioning by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Heney, Mr. Scott testi
odd that prior to the earthquake and
firo of 1906 F. A. Pickernoll, assistant
to the president of the American Bell
Telephone company, took no active
hand in tho conduct cf the. Pacific
States corporation, but immediately
thereafter be set about the formation
of plans for rebuilding tho wrecked
plant. The purpose of thlB testimony
was, on the part of tho prosecution, to
ambush any prospective defense to
shunt tho bribery blame onto tho
shoulders of Mr. Picernell.
Mr. Scott, answering a series of ques
tions designed to clinch in the jury's
minds the asserted fact that General
Manager Glass was in complete con
trol of the company during the alleged
bribery period, said that bo (Scott) be
tween the date of his election to the
presidency and his return from the
East, in the latter half of March, 1906,
signed no company checks, authorized
none, gave no authority to Glass or
Haleey to expend any money, and gave
no company instructions to any ono.
Mr. Scott said T. V. Halsey had no
stated position with the company, but
that he is drawing a salary of $175 per
Mr. Scott declared that he gained
from tho grand jury tho first knowledge
of the issuance of $50,000 worth of
NO ARBITRATION, THEY SAY.
8mall and the Telegraph Companies
Agree on One Point.
New York, Aug. 27. President Small
declared today that arbitration of the
telegraphers' striko was at present oat
of the question, and added that the
strikers were prepared to remain out
two months. Ho (-aid the executive
board of the American Federation of
Labor would'phortly consider the Fede
ration's relation to the strike. Small
asserted that the companies' conditions
were worse than when the strike began,
and that balf of the "Western TJinon
force here failed to report for work after
Friday, when double pay was aboliabed.
Superintendent Brooks, of the West
ern Union, said:
"Our company will have nothing to
do with Small or his union. While
we are willing to consider individual
cases of the men who struck under
pressure, the agitators who engineered
this situation will not be re-employed
under any circumstances."
NO HOPE FOR CANTEEN
General Grant Says Congress Sees
Mistake, But Fears Cranks.
Philadelphia, Aug. 27. "The anti
canteen law ought to be repealed, but
there is little prospect that congresa
will do anything with it for a good
while,." said General Frederick D.
Grant, in an interview at Willow Grove
"Politicians do not care to antagonize
tho extreme Prohibition element.
Congresa sees, I think, that it has made
a mistake, but it is a hard tiling to go
The general made this statement in
answer to an inquiry as to what he
thought would be tho outcome of the
agitation for the repeal of the law abol
ishing the canteen in the army.
Develop Mexican Oil Land.
New York, Aug. 27. Arrangements
have been completed for the organiza
tion of a $50,000,000 American syndi
cate, according to an announcement
published today, which plans to de
velop several million acres of oil lands
in Mexico. It is tho purposo to ship
the product to Central and South
America, also to Europe and Africa, in
competition with the Standard Oil
company. Tho syndicato will take
over tho Mexiran Petroleum company,
which owns approximately 1,000,000
acres of land.
Develop San Juan Harbor.
San Juan, P. R., Aug. 27. Tho
boards of trade, chambers of commerco,
business representatives and army and
navy officers attended the conference
called by Governor Post to discuss the
plana for tho dredging of the harbor
here. A committee was appointed, con
slating mainly of representatives of
transportation companies, to report on
tho matter, and their findings will be
sent to tho War department. An army
engineor will confer with committee.
Canada Would Check Brown Flood.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 27. Tho Domin
ion government is negotiating with
Jufian to restrict tho number of Japan
eso immigrants coming into Canada.
The existing arrangement provides for
tho yearly admission of 500 from
Japan, but this number is multiplied
mauy times by arrivals from Honolulu.
It is proposed to limit the number to
500 from any port.