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MS OF THE WEEK
Condensed Form lor, Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of tha Lest Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Joromo lias cnllo'l a grand Jury to In
diet trnollon truoL officials.
Commissioner Lano 1b to inquire
Into robatlng on Wcstotn rallrcads.
Tlio ensoa against tlio Standard Oil
company of Ohio will bo tried Boon.
Kxtroino measures are bolng adopted
in Sun Francisco to Btnmp out tlio
Tlio international Harvester com
nnny hns juut paid a lino of 135,000 to
Toxna for bolng u trust.
Willlnm II. Taft, secretary of war,
wiih royally ontortulnod whllo in Port
land on his way to tlio Philippines
Govornmont ofllclalg at Washington
lwliovvo tlio loan of $1,000,000 to tho
Jamestown fair can novor bo recovered.
A WlnconHln woman nftor being in
prison 10 years convicted of murder,
lias boon found Innocent and rolcasod
Twolvo poreoiia wcro killed and as
many mora Injured in tho wreck of an
oxprosa train on tho Hook Island at
Pickpockets on a Itock Island train
in'N'ubraska robbed many slcoplng pus
nengorB ami aitor a ngnt witn tlio con
A monumonl to Win. McKinloy hns
been dodicatcd at Buffalo, N. Y.
Tho moral effect of tho change in tho
polico administration of Sun Francisco
A group of American capitalists with
Thomas F. Ryan a (ho head Is said to
bo preparing a typewriter trust.
Tho Fronch Hoot has bombarded tho
Moorish fanatic stronghold of Mazagan
and almost completely destroyed tho
fowls Stuyvoeant Chattier, of Now
York, is mentioned as Bryan's running
inuto in tho next presidential cam
Trainwrcckorfl drew spikes from the
rails of tho Iinltliworo & Ohio 20 miles
- cast of Pittsburg . A freight train was
wrecked but no ono hurt.
KooHevolt is not sailflficd with re
stilts gaiiKMl at Tho Hague and may call
n peace congress of his own to cmbruoo
tho ambassadors at Washington.
An Illinois woman is suing for di
vorco on tho gtotind that sho marriod
tho wrong brother. Tho two men aio
twins and she couldn't toll thorn apart.
Attornoy General Bonaparte denios
ho will resign.
Congressman Burton la to run for
mayor of Cloroland, Ohio
Inquiry into the lumber Industry
lias been begun by federal authorities.
Hnrrlman Is perfecting plant to con
tlnuo hla control of tho Illinois Central.
Antwerp Is in tho hands of a mob of
atrlkors and tho militia hns boon called
Six persons were killed and 20 In-
jureu in a wreck on tho Canadian Pa
An anarchist has been arrested in
Milan who was threatening tho Italian
Tho French troops havo drawn tho
Aloors into a trap and inflicted a enisli
Judgo Lawlor refuses to quash San
irnnclsco graft indictments and tho
trials of sovoral ringleaders will soon
As a reflult of a trolloy cor collision
In the outkBirts of Schenectady, N. Y.,
two porsons. woro killod and six seri
Traffic on Toxaa roads Is tied up by
The Japanoao authorities aro exclud
ing Ghinoao coolies. .
A Franco-Canadian reciprocity treaty
uu noon almost conoludod.
Merchants Throughout Country
Good Times Prevail,
Now York, Sopt. 3. Heinarkabio for
their optimism aro tho replies from
moro than 8,000 rotall mcrclmnts, Job
bers and bankors regarding tho business
outlook of tlio country, whloh aro print
ed today in tho Dry Goods Economist
Tlioy allow that thoro In no ovldonco of
biiBlncsB depression, that on tho whole
tho retailors aro purchasing as heavily
aa tlioy did last yoar, and that all aro
looking for a continuation of prosperity.
Thoro is not tho slightest ovldonco of
tho pesslmlBin that has pervaded Wall
street. Wlioro thoro la a trado depres
sion, It is duo to local conditions, as.
for instanco, in San Francisco, whoro
on account of tho labor troubles, tho
morchnnts havo not purchased an heav
ily as horotoforo, In other places tho
mcrchanta for tho most part stato that
It 1b becaueo prices aro so high that
tlioy look for a lower lovol and aro pur
chasing for tho Immedlatodomand only.
Fivo questions woro asked by tho
Economist of ita subscribers in making
tho canvass of tho business conditions.
"What aro tlio crop conditions of
"How aro tlio farmers fixed finan
"Is labor well omployed or othorwiso
in your city and vicinity?
Do you observe any condition which
would coubo you seriously to approhond
any decline irom present proflpority?
"Havo you bought as freoly as last
your at tins ttmo7"
In classifying tho replies, tho states
and territories woro placed in fivo
groat divisions. In ail of theso on tho
wholo tho proppoctfl for good crops aro
bright and, wlioro tho cropa aro lighter
man heretofore, tlie higher prices more
than compensate. In all sections thoro
appears to be a scarcity of available
labor, while unusually high prices aro
All's well," is tho summary which
tho Economist makes of tho situation
in the entiro country.
GLASS IS CONVICTED.
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
LATIN-AMERICAN COMMERCE I LANE'S NORTHWESTERN TOUR
NEW ELECTRIC POWER.
Inventor Promises to Revolu
tionize the World.
Now York, Sept. 3. Confident that
ho Is tho dlscovoror of an electrical do
vIho that is to revolutionize tho world
industrially and economically, Itafllo
Bova, an electrical engineer, has como
from Carlnciu, Italy, for tlio purposo of
demonstrating beforo America's best
exports wlmt his Invention will do.
It consists of a small battery and
transforming apparatus, which, ho
payB, will run tho largest dynamos
without tho uso of steam or otlior en
orgy, no says It may bo applied to
locomotives, steamships, lighting and
heating plants or anything wlioro olec
tries 1 en orgy is employed. Ho calls
his invention tho "auto vibro electrica
eorgonto." In a statement ho says:
"In building a firo ono first must
havo a match. I havo discovered the
match of oloctrioity, and with it start
tho firo that continues to burn. In
otlior words, with a sutxttanco that may
do obtained anywhere for a lew cents I
originato tho force that sots tho dynamo
tn motion and continues it in action.
I am not relying upon theory, but have
inado many tests in Italy through
which I increased tho ordinary force
manifold without tho aid of steam or
any other power except what I obtained
from my small lottery. I am using
the electricity which exists In all of
nature's olomonts and which has hith
orto boon wastod."
Total Has More Than Doubled
Ing Past Ten Years.
Washington, Sopt. 4 .According to
official figures, tho trado of tho United
Slates with tho Latin-Amoricon coun
tries in tho fiscal year Just ondod aggro
gated moro than 1000,000,000, against
szai,wo,uuu in 18U7. in Latin-Amor
lean countries aro Includod British
Honduras, British and Dutch Guiana,
and tho West Indian islands under
British, Dutch and Danoish control.
Tho imports from tlio same countries
in J 007 amounted to $350,000,000.
against $165,000,000 in 1807, having
tnus a niiio more than doubled during
the doendo, while tho exports theroto
aggregated $265,000,000 in 1007 against
bhu.uuu.uuu in 1BD7, having a ittlo
moro than troblod during tho deendo.
From tho Latin West Indies and tho
French West Indian nosBcsslonH tho
Importa In 1007 wcro $124,000,000,
against $24,000,000 in 1807, and tho
oxpoiti thoreto in 1007 $82,000,000
against $17,000,000 in 1897.
Comparing tho trade of 1007 with
that of 1000, a gain of over $20,000,000
in exports Is shown, composed almost
exclusively of manufactured articles,
which form nearly 0 por cent of tho
exports to Cuba, about 70 per cent of
thoso to Moxico, and about 85 nor cent
or tnoso 10 central and Bouth Amori
ca, while from all of tho countries in
question, tho imports consist chiefly of
foodstuffs and manufacturers' materials.
Great Engineering Feat.
Washington, Sept. 5. A report has
JuBt roached tho Stato department of
a.... ... .
what is declared to bo tho greatest en-
glnocring work of tho kind ever at
tempted on tlio European continent,
It is to bo a canal under tlio Itovo
mountains to connect tho nort of Mar
seilles more directly with tho river
Rhino. Consular Clerk M. B. Kirk.
of I'ariB, reports that tho minister of
public works in Franco and tho counsel
goneial of bridges havo recently report
ed tho expenditure of over $16,000,000
lor tho construction of the tunnel canal,
which Ib to bo four and onohalf milts
long, 73 feet wldo and 43 feet above tho
water lovol to tho vaulted room. It
will be completely lighted bv electri
city and possess a small railroad run
ning along tho sldo.
Hear Rate Cases in Portland.
Spokane and Seattle.
Wellington, Sopt. 6. Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Lano will bo
In Portland Soptombor 10 to hear argu
menta on complaint of tho Oregon Rail
road commission against tho Chicago A
Alton and various othor roods, tho com
mission alleging that tho rato on do
natural alcohol shipped from Chicago
ana Missouri river polnta is excessive
Boforo reaching Portland Mr. Lane
will hear arguments at Spokane, Sop
tombor 9, on complaint of the city of
Hpokano against tho Northern Pacific,
ureac northern and O. K. & N., aileg
ing that their rato on sheet stool from
Pittsburg to Spokane Is excessive and
out of proortion to tho rato from Pitts
burg to Seattle. On September 13 Mr.
Lano will hear arguments at Seattle in
several cases against tho Northern Pa
ciiio, in which it 1b alleged that its
rates on shingles from Avon and Edee
comb, Wash., to points in Minnesota
and Ttxa aro unreasonable.
UNCLE SAM FIGHT8 PLAGUE.
Roosevelt Orders the Public Health
Service to Aid San Francisco.
Washington, Sent. 7. Bv direction
of President Roosevelt, tho Dublic
I i a . ...
neaitn ana marine hospital service has
assumed chargo of measures to stamp
out tho plaguo in San Francisco. This
step was taken today by request of
jiayor xayior, oi Ban FranclBJO. who
added that tho city would do all that is
possible towards providing funds to
carry on tho work.
Ai.I 11 .a a.
jwung promptly on teigranhic in
structions from OyBter Bay, Surgeon
General Wyman issued tho necesfary
orders and adviBed tho mavor of San
Francisco that tho corps of tho service
officers already on duty there would
bo augmented and that additional
measures would bo taken to prevent tbt
spread oi tho disease.
Jury Finds Him Guilty of Bribing San
San Francisco, Aug. 31. After de
liberating about 16 minutes, the Jury
In tho co so of Louis Glass, vice presi
dent of tho Pacific States Telephone &
Telegraph company, last night returned
a verdict finding him guilty of bribing
supervisors. Only ond formal ballot
was taken, the Jurors being unanimous
on an informal ballet.
Assistant District Attornoy Ilenoy
made tho closing argumont and spoko
for an hour and a half, during which
time ho took occasion to sovorely con
demn tho modern methods of some cor
porations in doing business and charged
that tlioy wero undermining tho govern
ment. Tho session was held in ono of
tho smaller halls and only a limited
number of spectators could bo accom
modated. A thousand people waited
outsido the building and listened to tho
worda of Mr. Hcney. who could bo
heard through the open windows.
Judge Lawlor concluded his charge
at 9:35 o'clock and the courtroom was
then cleared. Ten minutes after the
order was given tho jury was deliberat
ing and within 16 minutes Foreman
Flood announced tho verdict of guilty.
Mr. Delmaa was not present, bnt Mr.
McPike, bis associate, moved for a stay
Next Wednesday morning was fixed
as tho time for passing sentence.
Assistant District Attorney John
O'Gara spoko for half an hour and
concluded the opening argument for the
people in tho Glass bribery trial In
the morning, lie was followed by T,
o. loogan lor tho defense, who spok
lor two hours.
Tho burden of Mr. Cocgan's argu
ment was, as in tho former trial, the
utter lack of direct evidence connecting
Glass with the commission of the
crime charged, namely, the bribing of
Fifteenth Annual Session Con
venes In Sacramento.
LARGE NUMBER OF DELEGATES
Indications Point to Much Good Be
ing Accomplished at the Big
SMASHED IN RUINS.
Evans' Fleet 8tart North.
Washington, Bopt. 6. Admiral Ev
ans lias taken his big battleship fleet
onacruis) northward irom HamDton
Roads. It Ib understood at tho Navv
department that the floot will mako no
haste in going north, but will onimgo In
drills and various kinds of fleet and
squadron maneuvers on tho cruiso. Tho
fall target practico is to begin next
Monday and this will bo the last op-
poriuniiy uio uig Bhips will uave havo
to test tholr guns leforo they dron an
chor In Magdalena bay, on tho Wet
orn coast of tlio continent.
Roseburg National Bank Licensed
Washington, Sopt. 0. Tho controller
of tho currency has approved tho appli
cation of A. C. Masters, C. W. ParkB,
I. Abraham, J. F. Baker, N. Rice and
E. V. Hoover to organize the Roseburg
National bank, with capital stock of
$50,000. F. P. Hill has been appoint
ed a guard in the Cascade national for
est, Oregon, and Thomas Monroo to
similar position in tlio Imnaha national
forest Mrs. Olive C. Swenning has
been appointed a clork. temporarily, in
tho Lascado forest.
Mooney Is Reinstated.
San Francisco, Sopt. 3. Ono of tlio
first acts of Uio Taylor board of polico
commiesionors was to reinslato Captain
oi rouco aioonoy. Captain Moonev
was dismissed by tho Bchmitz board for
crlllolsing tho method of cx-Chiof Dl-
nan arid Uio thon board of commission-
era. Mr. Mooney addressed hia com
pany on tho nocessity for greator alort-
iiosH in tho suppression of vice. Ho
warnod the inon that tho friendship of
chief of polico and polico commission
ers would not eavo thoso that ho found
dorolict in any mat tor of duty.
Begging loiters aro making lifo mis
orablo for Mr. Itussoll Sago.
President Itooeovolt will aim his
next blow at tho lumbor trtiBt.
Two men woro killed at Donvor In
an auto raco during Labor day celebra
tion, China has ordered Japanoso troops to
withdraw from tho Northorly part of
Republican loadors profor not to tin
ker with Uio tariff until after tho 1008
Striking telegraph operators In Chi
cago havo a plan which thoy think Is
uro to win tho fight for thorn.
Ono and a third faro is annonnoed
ovor tlio railroads to tho naxb Boeaion
of tlio Trans-Missiflslppl oongrcBa whloh
woofs at Muskogoo, 1. T., Novombor 24.
A Kaneaa City striking telograph op
orator lias boon fined $500 for assault
ing a man ho mistook for a atrlkobroak
r. A rumor hns boon circulated that
rtooBovelt has nurohasod Uio New York
rribuno, butlie story laoka confirmation.
Riot In San Francisco.
San Franoisco, Sopt. 3. Rioting and
bloodshed made an unfortunate termi
nation yesterday to ono phaso of tho
Labor day oolobraticn in Uiis city. Ono
man i dead, another Is seriously hurt
and scoros aro suffering from minor in
juries as a roault of a spontaneous
maddonod outbreak by a mob of union
labor adhoronts against a few mon who
woro assisting in tlio operation of tho
streetcar servioo of tho united Rail
v Great Church In Danger.
London, Sopt, 3. Tho commlttoo of
architects appolntod to Inqulro Into St.
Paul's caUiodral has issuod a roporb
wnion declares that, whllo tho cathed
ral is in no Immodlato danger, olaborato
precautions aro necessary to prcsorvo It
Cholera Slaying Chinese.
Shanghai, Sopt. 3, Tho opldomlo of
cholera among Ohinoso in lower Yang-
Tso ports is spreading. About 200
porsons died in the streets of Cuba, In
the province of Ngan-IIwol and Kiu-
Kiang, province of Kl&ngsl.
No Fees for Return Certificates.
Washington, Sopt. 3. Commissioner
Sargent has ordeted immigration offi
cials to inform resident Chineso who
intend to visit China with tho inten
tion of returning to tho United States.
that tho Immigration officials will mako
out return certificates free of chargo as
a part of their duties. Tho ordor is is
sued aa a rosult of Sargent's discovering
whllo in Bait 1-ako recontly that tho
Chineso boliovod return certificates
must be made by a lawyer, and thov
paid $5 to $50 thorefor.
Now Oregon Postmasters.
Washington, Sept. 4. Oregon post
masters appointed: Miles, William
II. Col ton, vico Bona E. Cumming,
resigned; Salmon, Winnio M. Mcln-
tyro, vico L. E. Palmer, rosignod;
Springbrook, Michaol G. Market), vico
Anna L. Christopher, resigned: Wal-
torvillo, William II. Rennlo, vico
Irone O. Brownson, rosignod. Rural
route No. 1 ordorod established No
vombor .1 at Sunset, Whitman county.
Washington, serving 300 people
Colonel Halford Retires.
Washington, Sept. 0. Lieutenant
Colonel Elijah W. Haliord, pay depart
ment, U. S. A., was roliovod today,
having roached tho stu'utory ago of 04
years. L'olonol Halford was attaohed
to headquartois of the department of
California, at San Francisco, and was
ono of tho most widely known officers
In tho pay corps of tho army. Ho was
privato soorottiry to tho Into President
Benjamin Harrison from 1889 to 1803.
Northwest Postal Changes.
Washington, Sopt. 4. Nella A. Jen-
son has been appointed rogular, Thomna
JohatiBon substitute, rural carrier, route
2, at fcnumolaw, Wash. Robert Pat
rick haa boon appolntod postmastor at
Newcastle, Wash., vico Ell Manning,
Straus Fixes Date of Return.
Washington, Sopt. 3. Seorotarv
Straus, who lain Yollowetononark. has
written that ho oxpoota to rceumo de
partment duty Boptembor 12. after dis
cussing his intended inspection trip
with President Roosevelt.
.Cannot Give Tents to Sick.
Washington, Sopt 3. Tho War de
partment has decided to grant the re
quest of tho mayor of San Francisco for
tenta to accommodate the patients in
city hcspitaiB who aro to be removed
from the buildinns to reduce tho chance
of extending the ravages of tho plague.
Acting secretary Oliver was urged to
comply with tho application by Sur
geon General Wyman. but failed to find
an legal authority for the gift of tho
tents. He ronpllod. however that he
would Bell tho city of San Francisco
any number of the tenta necessary. So
far no answer has been received to his
Has Scent of Lumber Trust.
Washington, Sept. 5. An investica
tion of tho lumber industry is being di
rected oy nerbort Knox Smith, com
missioner of tho bureau of corporations,
which may develop sufficient informa
tion to warrant tho government's pro
ceeding against tho lumber trust. At
present tho inquiry is proceeding in
Wisconsin and Michigan and in tho
Southern Btatea. It is along nurelv
economic lines to develop the amount
of Btandlng timber. After tho fiource
of8upply is ascertained, Mr. 8mith
wijl inquire into tho coat of production.
Filipinos in Island Service.
Washington, Sept. 3. Twenty-two
of the young Filipinos who were edu
cated in tho United States have arrived
at Manila to undertake a period of ser
vice for tlio government equal to tho
timo spent In this country acquiring an
education at government expense.
Thoso having been graduated frcm tho
normal, engineering and agricultural
courses will bo given employment under
tno I'lnllppine board of education and
tho law graduates will bo givon other
Old Rumor Killed Again.
Washington, Sept. 0. Rumors orig
inating in Portland to tho effect that
headquarters of tho department of the
Columbia wero to bo removed from
Vancouver barracks to Seattlo are flatlv
discredited by Adjutant General Ains
worth, tho one man above all others
who keops postod on suoh matters.
When tho attention of Senator Bourno
was called to this rumor ho took it at
onco to General Alnsworth, and secured
irom him a Hat denial.
FIfteon Passengers Killed In Trolley
Car Wreck In Illinois.
Mattoon, 111., Sept. 2. Fifteen per
sons were killed and about 60 injured
in a head-on collision between an inter
urban express train consisting of
motor car train ana a traction car on
the Mattoon & Charleston electric line
this morning. The crash occurred on
a sharp curve one milo west of Charles
Confusion of orders received over the
telephone is said to havo been the cause
oi tne accident, rne cars approached
each other at a high rate of speed and
the Impact was bo terrific that the
motor car was telescoped by the trac
tion car. There was no warning and
low passengers had time to escape by
Tho passengers, nearly all of whom
wero on the way to the fair at Charles
ton, were crushed or maimed where
they eat in the cars. Some who es
caped and who wero able to speak say
the scene at the wreck was gruesome.
Tho dead and dying were jammed to
gether in a mass, some shrieking with
pain and children crying for their
mothers, who wero thought to bo
among the dead.
FRENCH IN CORNER.
Oysters Aro Plentiful.
Washington, Sept. 5. Thoro is no
occasion for thoso of the delicate palate
to grow apprehensive ovor reports of
an oyster famino. At tho bureau of
fisheries tho oflloials do not credit tho
rumor. Whilo they havo at preeent
no means of measuring definitely tho
oyster crop that will be harvested, thoy
do not look for a famino or a greater
shortage than has markod recent years.
Tho commission is working hard to pro
vont Uio extinction of the oyster.
Philippine Wood for Lead Pencils
Washington, Sopt. 4. It is learned
from Manila Uiat samplos of Philip
pino woods bolloved to bo available for
making lead ponciiB havo been sent to
Now York to be tested. Load pencil
woods have bocomo bo Boarco that if tho
Philippine woods aro satisfactory it will
create a largo markot thorofor. The
samples shippod to Now York aro o
rod lauan and balbalbooan.
Moors Suddenly Surround Troops
Feint of Retreat.
Casa Blanca, Sept. 2. During the
fighting between the French forces and
tho Moors yesterday near the French
camp, the Moors at first retreated and
it was believed that tho engagement
wos over, when suddenly the enemv
eappeared in great force in two direc
tions. The Spahi and irregular Alger
ian cavalry found themselves almost
surrounded but formed a square and
slowly fell back until reinforced. In
the meantime the French ships show
ered shells among the hills, scattering
the enemy. Tho engagement lasted
Tho line of battle extended over two
miles, and it is estimated that about
12,000 Moors were engaged. Tho loss
of tho latter is not known, but it is be
lieved to have been heavy, as the
French officers counted tho bodies of 20
Moors in one roadway. Tho French
loss was 15 killed or wounded.
The cruisers Gloire and Guardon to
day bombarded the beach beyond Casa
Blance, wheie the force of Moorish cav
alry gathered, but soon dispersed it.
Governor Offered Bribe.
Chicago, Sept. 2. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Indianapolis says: Win
field T. Durbin, governor of Indaina
from 1901 to 1906, made the sensation
al statement last night that soon after
his inauguration as governor attempts
woro mado to bribe him to turn over
William A. Taylor, Kentucky's refugoe
governor, to the authorities of tho state
for trial on tho charge of conspiracy to
assassinate Governor Gnebel. Tho offer
to ox-Governor Durbin, according to
his own statement, was $93,000 in
New Chief for Creeks.
Washington, Sopt. 0 Tho president
today auUiorizod tho secretary of tho
.ut,Vr m, Bjijxjuib Diiuciuoi Mety I'm- ofeller for h a nnneararoo lxiforn .Tnd
ger, of tho Creek Indians, to succeod LandiB some weoka Bince, have been
General Pleasant Porter aa chief of tho paid. A check for $83 was mallod to
"'k8' his homo in Cloveland.
Richard Mansfield Dead,
Now London, Conn., Aug. 31. Rich
ard Mansfield, the aotor, died at 6
o'clock yesterday morning at hia sura
mor residence, Seven Oaks. Ho had
been a nervous wrock since last winter,
whon ho bioko down whilo playing
"Peer Glynt" at Scranton, Pa. Ho
wont to Europe shortly afterwards, but
bad not recovorod whon ho returned a
fow months ago. Ho sought health at
German baths, English watering places,
Canadian and Adirondack resorts.
Witness Fees Paid John D.
Chicago, Sopt. 2. The witness fees
and mllesgo claimed by John D. Rook-
Sacramento, Cal., Sopt. 3. That tho
Fifteenth National Irrigation congress
will bo tho most successful in the his
tory of the great work that attracts tho
attention of the entiro world was tho
unanimous verdict of thousands of dele
gates and visitors who gathered yester
day to attend the opening sessions.
Tho largo number of delegates and
tho enthusiasm displayed indicate that
much is to bo accomplished during tho
congress. Tho gathering is not only
national, but international in character.
as there were seated on the platform of
tne gaily decorated convention hall rep
resentatives of foreign countries, Includ
ing Germany, China and Mexico.
President Roosevelt had his personal
representative, Gifford Pinchot, chief
government forester; Vice President
Fairbanks was a guest of honor; thero
were fcur governors of states, senators,
congressmen and other distinguished
visitors. From the timo Executive
Officer Beard called the great gathering
to order and introduced Governor
Chamberlain, of Oregon, president of
tho National Irrigation congress, words
of welcome and praise for the great
work of Baving Uio forests, storing the
floods, reclaiming the deserts and mak
ing hpmee on the land, marked the pro
ceedings. The addresses of the speak
ers and the message of President Roose
velt were received with hearty approv
al. Governor Gillett's address of wel
come was a glowing tribute to the re
sources of California, and he turned
over the entire state to the visitors.
Mr. Chamberlain, in commenting on
the first session, remarked that the
preeent congress shows more interest in
the work in hand than any other con
gress he ever attended, and added that
during the week questions of intense
importance will be diecussed.
The Irrigation Palace has a seating;
accommodations for about 3,500 peo
ple, and in addition to delegates a large
number of spectators are provided for.
The interior of the building presenta a
lestlve appearance with streamers of
varied hues. Over the speakers' plat
form are the words: "Science bids the
On the walls in a conspicuous man
ner the Washington delegation called
attention to the desire of Walla Walla
to have tho next congress held there.
Ihe congress opened with the "Irri
gation Ode," which was rendered by
the 200 members of the Ogden Taber
nacle chcir, an organization comprising
i:;u men and su women.
Mayor M. R. Beard of Sacramento
then delivered the address of welcome
on behalf of the city and was followed
by Governor James N. Gillette, who
welcomed Uio delegates to the state.
Both officials expressed the pleasure of
the people in having the visitors with
them and spoke of the importance of
the work of the congress. Governor
Chamberlain followed in behalf of the
NEXT DOSE IS FOR CHINT.
Japan Indignant at Hostile Actions of
Tokio, Sept. 3. The unconciliatory
attitude of the Chinese government to
ward Japan is gradually increasing, and
is now verging on the anti-Japaneso.
There is indignation hero at the sudden
change of front by China. The situa
tion at Pekln is attracting the atten
tion of public thinkers. It is felt that
for the sake of tranquility in the Far
East the present conditions should not
In some uarters it is thought that it
is absolutely necessary to Impress
China with the unreasonableness of.
here present attitude, and Bend for that
purpose a foremost statesman to repre
sent Japan at Pekin.
Attempt to Wreck Bridge.
Darby, Penn., Sept. 3. A bold at
tempt was made by Bomo unknown
person thia morning to blow up with
dynamite a bridge of tho Baltimore &
Ohio railroad, crossing Quarry street
abovo Darby. The terrific explosion
waa heard all over Darby, and the
greatest excitement prevailed. The
woodwork waa blown In all directions
and considerable damage was done.
Tho authorities of tho railroad are bua-
ly engaged running out several clews.
which they hope will lead them to ap
prehend Uio dynamiters.
Leader of Mutiny Hanged.
Odessa, Sept. 3. Matuahenko, the
Russian noncommissioned officer who
led tho mutiny on tho battleship Knias
Potomkin and commandod the vessel
in the sensational cruiso about the
Black sea in tho summer of 1905, was
hanged laat night at Sevastopol. After
abandoning tho vessol ho fled to Newr
York, worked there two years In an iron
foundry, becamo homesick, returned
here, was detected, arrested, courtmar
tialed and sentenced to death.
Revolution Near In Argentine.
Buenoa Ayrcs, Sept. 3. -Newa of sec
ioua unrest in the province of Corri
entos haa reached hero. Armed bands
havo appeared on tho frontier and re
volution is said to be imminent.