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NEWS OFTHE WEEK
to a Condensed Form t lor Oar
ffAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
. Returns of ths Less Important but
Not Lets Interesting Events
of ths Past Week.
Tlio govornmont 1B trying to prevent
11. " I l l .Vat-
AUOUlur UUtM inilllliu ii n "
HAnrnUtv Molealf nrgoa tho ncod of
govorntnont drydocks on tho fuel Go.
Tho Western Union claims thoro has
boon a break In tho oporatorsstriko at
A nnwnnanor ofllco at Joplln. Mo
linn boon dynamited bocauso it (ought
tho lawleeH olomont.
Count Okuma says'tho San Franclrco
rlotH woro backed by tho city, while
Vancouver fought tho rioters.
An effort to havo Stonsland, tho de
faulting president of tho Milwaukee
nvonuu bank, Ohicago, pardoned, haa
Thoro lea n uneonflrraod report, that
tho battleship fleet will loavo for Ujo
Pacific November 17 instead or uocom
RoobovoII has approved tho ordorB to
A.l.ntrnl I'.unnii in nan ft In own lilflir.
inont in visiting Portland with the
licet of battlOBhlps.
Tho noxt encampment of tho Grand
Army of tho Republic will bo hold at
Toledo, Onlo. Juugo unanos uurion
fxl Nnviuln. Mo., wab olectod command
or-ln-ohlof at tho Buratoga mooting just
Hundreds of Jews aro being tortured
and burned In Russia.
Tho jnry In tho Tiroy L. Ford case,
Sun Franciaco, haa uoon secured.
Japan doplorcs tho outbreak against
hgr aubjocts at Vancouver, u. u.
Admission of Oriental adults to tho
Chicago eehcols Is meeting with strong
French and Spanish troops havo at
tacked and routed tho Moors and hum
ed tliolr camp.
Striking telegraph operators In Chi
cago havo rocoived idrlko pay and what
ever diusoutlon existed has disappeared.
'I ho trans-Atlantic linor LtiBltania
has oHtabllshcd a now record for speed
iicroflfi tho ocean, making tho trip in
leas Uian five days.
Tho Anglo-American polar expedi
tion under Mikkolson and Lofingwell
reporta finding a deep ecu north of
Alaska but no continent.
A Great Northorn pasflongor train
was hold up near Koxford, Mont., by
two maaked men. Thoy aocured a
lartto amount of registered mail but
found tho express safe, which thoy dy
Jamestown has offered a prJzo of
42,600 for tho most successful airship.
Canada will apologize to Japan and
is negotiating to restrict immigration.
Tolegroph operatora on tho Northern
Pacific aro said to bo considering a
Tho question of tho battleship floct
vlBltinit Portland lias boon left to Ad
Tho situation In tho telegraphers'
fitrlko at Portland romuins uncluingod.
Few messages aro being sent or ro
coived. Tho trial of Tirey L. Ford chief coun
eol of tho United Railroads of San
Francisco, clanged with bribory, haa
Tho Western Union has decidod to
pasH ita regular quarterly dividend as
tho money may bo needed on account
of tho operators' strike
Chinese and Japanoso havo struck in
Yaucouvur, B. 0., and blocked indus
try. Thoy aro armed and tho Japau
eo consul demands military protec
tion, Tho French govornmont has docldod
that Morococ must pay damages to for
eigner. Owing to tho strict quarantine main
tained San Diego has little fear of the
It Is llkoly that Canada will havo to
pay heavy damages on account of tlio
Vancouver anti-Japaneso rioting,
China has Just Bonfc representatives
to a number of countries for tho pur
poao of studying tlio constitution ques
tion, Messongor boya at Tacoma havo
atruok and tho telegraph company la
considering tho adviBablllty of using
Tho Wotern Union still olalms to bo
gottlng its old mon back all dvor tlio
country, but tbo servlco does not im
prove Bocrotary Root has returnod with
Conrgossman Longworth says tho
Roosovolt will net becomo a candldato
for a renomlnation unless the wholo
country demands It,
A Harvard scientist has found that
spleens aro edible and says hla discov
ery will add 50,000,000 pound to the
nations annual meat output.
Secretary Root's health Is fully restored,
TRUST 18 WITH BPREOKLE.
Has Large Interest In Ppreekole Com
pany, but Doet Not Compote.
Ban Francisco, Sept. 10. John
Bpreckles, prosldont of the Wostern
Sugar Refining company, testified yes
lorday be oro Unltod States Oommls
sloncr Richards in regard to tho rola
tions existing bolwcon his company and
tho American Htigar Hofinlng company,
of Now York, tho so-called Havemoyer
sugar trust. It was established by his
testimony that Mr. Havcmcyer and hla
mon own a large minority of the stock
of the Western Refining company, but
ho donied that either ho or his father,
Olaus Sprooklcs, has any interest in
tho Amoricau Sugar Refining company.
lie declared that tho price ofv sugar
on tho coast waa held low enough to
provont competition from Mr, Have
moyer. oxcont in a fow special gradei,
which the Western docs not manufac
Mr. Sprocklos' testimony is to bo
ueod hi a suit brought by tho recolver
of tho Pennsylvania Sugar company
against tho American Kenning cam
pany for (30,000,000 damages as tho
result of the Havomoyor interests get
ting control of tho Ponnsylvania con
corn and abutting down tho plant. The
suit is both for conoplracy and for vlo
lation of tho Shorman anti-trust law.
and is broilght in tho United States
District court of Now York.
GATHERING AT SARATOGA,
Fifty Thousand Grand Army Veterans
Expected at Encampment.
Saratoga, N. Y., Sopt. 10. Amid
gaily decorated sheets, veterans of tbo
Grand Army of the Republic havo been
arriving all day for tho Forty-first Na
tional encampment, which will be held
horo this week. Fifty thousand voter
ana aro expected.
This may bo tho last encampment
hold anywhoto but in Washington. At
tho business session of tho organisation
a resolution probably will bo introduc
ed fixing that pi nco as tho permanent
mooting placo cf tho organization hero-
after. It Js also probablo that within
a fow yoars tho annual oncampmont
will becomo only a meeting of dolcgatcs,
for the veterans, it was stated by Grand
Army officials, aro becoming too fcoblo
to attend tho meetings in a body and to
take part In tho annual parado.
The encampment program begins to
NEW RULES TO BEGIN WAR.
Hague Conferen Requires Notice to
Enemy and Neutrals.
Tho Hague, Bopt. 10. Tho fifth plo
nary sitting of the peace conference was
held today. Tho whole American dole
gatlon was presont. Tho following
rules regarding tho opening of bos till
ties woro adopted, a fow countries mak
"Tho contracting powors agroo that
hostilities must not begin without pre
vious unequivocal notico having been
given, cither In form of a declaration
of war sotting forth its motives or in
tho form of on ultimatum with tho
additional declaration of war.
"A state of war must bo notified
without dolay to the neutral powers,
the effect of tho latter beginning after
thoy recoivo notico, which can bo given
ovon by wire. In any case tho noutral
powers cannot protest against tlio lack
of tiiitr notico, if it is established that
they undoubtedly know that a state of
MOB 8AILOR8 IN JAPAN.
Four Men From Cruiser Chattanooga
Flee for Their Lives.
Toklo, Bent. 10. Whilo tho United
States cruisor Chattanooga was at Hak
odate on hor way horo from Vladivo
stok, four of hor mon had n thrilling
oxporlenco and a narrow oscapo from
Barious Injury at tho hands of a Japan
In a dispute over prices, ono of tho
American sailors struck a Japanoso
shopkeepor. A mob quickly formed,
armed with clubs, and started after tho
assailant and his three companions.
Two of the eailora woro forced to jump
from a dock and swim to a eampan.
Tho others wcro rescued Jrom tho
mob by tho polico, who took them
aboard tho ship.
Car Shortage Again.
Chicago, Sopt. 10. A New York
special to tho Record Herald says: Is
the proeporlty of tho country again to
bo threatened this fall and winter by
a Bhortago in frolght oquipmont and
cost morohants and fur mora untold mil
lions? This question ia boing aekod
In high railway circles in tho Kast and
on Wall strcot, and, aa a rulo, it is
boing answorcd in the affirmative Men
in tho trafllo world who control vast
systems aro Bhaking tholr bonds and ad
mitting that a recurrence of tho disas
trous car ehortago is threatening.
Moors Fall to Show Up.
rarls, Sopt. 10. Tho heralded Moor
ish peacodologatlons failed to mateiial
Izo at Tanglor Saturday, according to
official roports recolvcd horo tonight.
If tho dologatlona do not appoar to
night, tho report adds, military opera
tions will bo resumed energetically to
morrow. Gonoial Drudo says ho has
profited by the suspension of fighting
by determining tho oxaot positions of
tho onemy, Admiral Phllibert cables
that all the ports are orderly.
Vaccinated by ths Thousand,
Vienna, Bept 10. There aro no signs
of abatement In the smallpox epidemic.
During the last fow daya 160,000 per-
sens have been vaccinated, rubllo
meetings and processions have been
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
TESTS TIMBER'S STRENGTH.
Ingenious Machine Worked by Forest
Service at New Haven.
Washington, Sept. 11. Tho Forest
service for somo time past has beon
carrying on a sorles of oxporlmonts at
its timber testing station at New Ha
ven, Conn., to determino tho effect of
centinuous loads applied for long per
lods of tlmo to woodon beams. Tho
beams aro tested by an Ingenious appa
ratus, which is so arranged that tho
load on the specimens is constant, bow
over mubh thoy may bond.
Tlio most Interesting part ol tbo test
ing maohlno Is a largo paper covered
drum, slowly revolving by clockwork,
upon which a continuous record of tho
amount of bonding in tbo specimen
under tost is recorded. This bending,
or deflection, is shown on tho drum by
a ponoll mark, tho pencil being con
nected to tho center of tho boam by a
system of lovers so arranged as to con
siderably multiply tho actual bending
of tbo beam boforo it is recorded on tho
Information as to tho effects of loads
applied to woodon beams for long per
lotls of timo is not at preeent very Jcfi
site, and it is expected that tho results
of the oxperimonta now In progress at
Now Haven will furnish much valnablo
Information which will bo of great ben
efit to tho lumcor industry.
DEFERS IMPROVING TRACK.
Southern Railroad Will Not Double
Road Under Present Laws.
Washington, Bopt. 10. It was an
nounced at the Southern Railway head
quarters in this city that, owing to re
cent adverso railroad rate legislation in
several Southern states, and to "gono
ial conditions' tho doublo tracking of
tho Southern railway between Chatta
nooga and Olteway Junction, In Ten
nessee, north of Greensboro, N. 0., has
been ordered stopped, pending further
Contracts had boon entered into for
doublo tracking work in Tennessee ag
gregating about $15,000,000. Iho
monoy intonded for tho proposed im
provement In Tennessee and North
Carolina has beon withdrawn and will
bo used in oporating tlio road.
Latest on Fleet Movement.
Washington, Sept. 12. Thoso poli
ticians who aro looking for an ulterlo
motlvo behind every movo tho presi
dent makes havo discovered the real
reason why the battlosblp fleet is to bo
sent around to tho Pacific coast. The
president, bo thoy declare, is a candi
date for renomination, and the fleet is
to bo sent to the Pacific to promote tho
political Interests of Mr. Roosevelt.
Tho preaenco of tho fleet will demon
strate to tho people of the coast that
tho president ia their friend, and in re
turn thoy will bo expected to eond to
the Republican convention delegates
who aro pledged to Mr. Roosovolt.
Talk Business at Lunch.
Oyster Ray, 8ept. 12. President
Roosovelt gave a luncheon today, at
which Secretary Straus, of the depart
ment of commorco and labor; Charles
P. Nelll, commissioner of labor; Law
rence F. Abbott, and Ernest Hamlin
Abbott, of Now York, woro gueata. Mr.
htraus made a verbal report on his re
cent Western trip, and Mr. Nelll took
up with tho president certain difficul
ties which havo beon oncountcred in
the attempted enforcement of tho eight
hour law. It Is donied that tho telo-
graph ttriko waa considered.
A Little Slow, but She'll Do.
Washington, Sopt. 14. Tho battlo-
ship Kansas, sister ship to tho Ver
mont, lias just completed her speed
trials, and, whilo her record ia slichth
below that of hor sister Bhip and a
trifle below tho 18knot speed which
she was required to mako in her ac
ceptance trial, several months ago, it is
Bald at tho Navy department that her
record is entirely satisfactory. Tho av
orago speed for four hours with full
power was 17.81 knota and for 24 hours
onduranco trial 17.00 knota.
Sentence Is Shortened.
Washington. Sent. 11. Aeod Judce
James L. Bradford, of Now Orleans,
who was convicted of land frauds, had
liia acntonco commuted to two years by
Presidont Roosevelt on condition that
ho roturns to tho government tho
thousand acres of valuable land in
Louisiana which ho obtained by fraud.
Ho has already served two months
Bradford waa a former residont of tho
District of Columbia. Ho ia ono of tho
South'a most prominent attorneys.
Battleship Has Narrow Escape
Washington, Sept, 14. Tho battle
ship Indiana narrowly escaped destruc
tion, according to a report mado public
by tho Navy department, by a flro
which started in the coal bunkers on
Soptembor 5. Tho ship ia now under
going repairs at Leuguo island. Tho
horoio notion of tlm crow Jn romovlng
tho ammunition eavod tlio vcssol.
New Rural Carriers.
Washington, Sept. 13. Rural car
riers appointed: Oregon Hillsboro,
route 2, William M. Tipton carrior;
Paul Ray substitute. Washington
Ohonoy, route 4, Thomas R. Riggs car
rier; James V. Consul 1 man substitute.
Shortage In Cotton.
Washington, Sopt. 11. Tho ginners'
report of the govornmont shows that
00.2 por cent of tho normal cotton crop
has been ginned, against 72.1 per cent
a moath ago. This accounts for the
recent advances in cotton values.
NEVER HEARD OF PUTER.
Land Grafter's Fame Alread Dim In
Washington, Sept. 12. Fame is
short-llrod. Only a fow days ago a
loiter was rocoived by tho Forest ser
vlco in this city asking for various blta
of information regarding public land
conditions in tho state of Oregon. The
Jotter boro tho signature "S. A. D.
Puter." The questions wcro leading
ones and lndlcatod that tho writer was
not dealing with an nnfamlliar sub
ject, rather that bo was an old hand at
it. Some of the questions could not bo
anBworod by tho Forest service, so tho
letter was roforred to tho general land
office, and camo back with the answers
and with this notation:
"Who Is this writer Puter? Wo
nevor heard of him."
Tho Forest servlco was no more ac
quainted with the man or tho name
than was tho genoral land office, and
when Puter'a lotter wbb passed from
ono official to anothor, it was always
with tho remark: "Nover heard of
him." It was not until a complete
answer had boon mailed to Puter that
an official' asked a newspaper corres
pondent if ho had over heard of Puter.
OREGON LEAD8 ALL STATES.
Contributes Most to Reclamation Fund
General Increase 8hown.
Washington, Sept. 10. Oregon
again leads all states in its contribu
tion to tho reclamation fund. During
tho fiscal year ended June 30, 1907, the
total receipts from land sales in Oregon
amounted to $ 1,429,700, nearly three
times tho receipts in the previous year,
when the total waa only 4646,346.
Last year, when timber entries in
Oregon were tied up, North Dakota
forged ahead of Oregon, but this year
the receipts in that state were but
$300,000 leaa than in Oregon. There
haa been a general gain In land re
ceipts through the West, Washington
increaaing from $542,677 in 1906 to
$768,937 in 1907, and Idaho showing
an increase from $361,963 to $709,169.
The total receipts from all states
amount to $9,484,938, and amount to
and out of this total approxlmiately
f B.uuu.uuu will go into the reclamation
fund, swelling the total to more than
New Lumber Rate Reported
Washington. Sept. 13. The Inter
state Commerce commission today re
ceived from the Transcontinental
Freight bureau notification of new rates'
on lumber from tho Pacific coast to
points in tbo Fast, this being the rate,
recently agreed upon, of 50 cents per
hundred. Tho new rates will become
operative November 1. Notice of filing
of the rate was sent to lumbermen on
the Pacific coast who havo informed
tho commission of their intention to
enter complaint and ask for a hearing,
but this hearing will not prevent the
rate going into effect November 1. In
tho event tho commission decides
against tho now rate, lumbermen will
bo entitled to a rebate on all shipments
mado at 50 cents.
Take Up Coast Defense.
Washington, Sept. 13. An effort
will be made by tho War department
to get an appropriation from conciess
during the coming winter for tho com
pletion of all fortifications exclusive of
guns, at Portland, Mo., New York and
Boston harborB on the Atlantic coast
aqd at San Francisco and Ptfget sound
on the Pacific coast. General Murray,
chief bf artillery, has taken up tho mat
ter with the bureaus of tho War depart
ment, presumably at tlio instance of his
superior officers, with a view to getting
iho money. Searchlights aro the prin
ctpal items needed at all five points.
Choice Reduced to Three.
"Washington, Sept. 12. On tho eve
of Secretary' of War Taft's departure
for tho Philippines, national political
leaders are taking account of stock and
invoicing the presidential situation as
it has developed up to tho present
time. Tho situation today gives prom
inence to three mon: President Roose
velt, Secretary Taft and Governor
Hughes, of New York. Other poreona
whoso names have beon ontored in the
Republican presidential nomination
raco appear at tills stago as nothing
moro than probablo "also rans."
Raise Veterans' Pensions.
Washington, Sopt. 2 Judging from
roports received tho moro to extend the
provisions oi uio service pension act to
tho survivors of tho early Indian wars
in tho Northwest moots with general
approval, thoro being but ono criticism
of the idea. Tho servlco pension act
passed February 0, 1907, applies only
to tho Boldiers themselves and makes no
provision for widows. A great many
of tho beneficiaries under tho Indian
war ponsion aot aro widows.
May Have Fuel Shortage
Washington, Sept 12. Tho fuel
problem is quite aa acute In BritJBh
Columbia us in tho states of our Pa
cific Northwest; indeod, British Co
lumbia is suffering somewhat because
much of its coal Ib now boing ox por tod
to American ports on tho Pacific
Naval Station for Pacific.
Washington, Sopt. 10. That a strong
rocommondation will be mado by Rear
Admiral Capps, ohief of construction of
tho navy, for building a naval station
at San Diego is practically assured. It
is believed his viowa aro indorsed by
Rear Admiral Cowles, tlio president's
LET POLITICS ALONE.
Irrigation Congress Turns Down Free
Sacramento, Bept. 9. Tho effort to
have tho 15th Irrigation congress pass a
resolution presented by Judge Rakor,
calling for tho withdrawal of tho duty
lovied on lumber failed. Another im
portant action of tho gathering Satur
day was its decision to eliminate a res
olution protesting against tho onactment
of any further legislation favoring Phil
ippine sugar. With this latter excep
tion, tho report of the committee on
resolutions was adopted as read and tho
polioy of President Roosevolt and his
administration in relation to reclama
tion, conservation of water and forests
and other matters was endorsed.
Judgo Raker withdrew his motion
for tbo purpose of harmony, but the
sugar question was only settled after
groat discussion, the friends cf tho beet
sugar industry making a strong fight in
their interest. The sentiment in favor
of eliminating politics from the con
gress was responsible for the withdraw
als of the lumber and sugar proposi
tions. Arthur Briggs succeeded in getting
tho congress to pass his resolution in
tbo interests of California fruitgrowers,
in relation to the use of sulphur in dry
ing fruit. The resolution aeks the de
partment of Agriculture not to enforce
the regulation of the pure food law in
tho matter without further investiga
tion. Tho congress adopted unanimously
the report of the committee on perma
nent organization. The newly elected
officers aro: Frank C. Goudy, of Den
ver, president; George . Baretow, of
Texas, first vice president; John E.
Baker, of Modoc county, California,
second vice president; Herbert E.
Strain, of Montana, third vice presi
dent; Z. B. Fowler, of Arizona, secre
tary. Albuquerque, N. M., waa selected aa
the meeting place of the 16th irrigation
congress. The only city named in op
position was Walla Walla, Wash. Dr.
Blalock, of the Washington delegation,
oxtended tho invitation on behalf of
that place. Hon. R. E. Twitchell, of
Las Vegas, N. M., made an eloquent
appeal for Albequerquo. With the ex
ception of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho, the state delegations voted for
Albequerque. California was excused
from voting at the request of Chairman
Estudillo, who said the delegates did
not care to be discourteous to the repre
sentatives of tho two cities, as they
were their guests.
After a lev, other matters were dis
posed of the congress adjourned.
CLIFF HOUSE IN RUINS.
Flames Entirely Destroy Famous San
San Francisco, Bept. 9. Tho famous
Cliff House, of this city. San Fran
cisco's first attraction for tourists, was
burned to the ground Saturday evening.
Firo broke out in the building about
4:45 o'clock and an hour later a black
ened heap of ruins waa all that re
mained of the structure.
The bouse was built of wood, and,
fanned by the lively ocean breezes, the
flames made such headway before the
nearest fire department arrived that it
was realized that the place was doomed
and more attention waa paid to saving
adjoining property than to the burning
The Cliff House had been closed for
some time, as the new lessee, John
Tait, was remodeling tho interior.
Workmen were about the placo until
noon and then departed for the day.
This is the second house to be de
stroyed by firo. The building juBt
burned was erected by Adolph Sutro, of
Sutro tunnel fame, 12 years ago. It
was owned by tho Sutro estate and waa
valued at $50,000. Mr. Tait estimates
his loss at $50,000, on which there la
The Cliff House was ranked as one of
the best known resorts of America.
Located on a rocky promontory beyond
the Golden Gate, directly above the
lashing waves of tho Pacific ocean, and
affording a close view of the seals, it
was a strong attraction for visitors, and
from ita broad porches hundreds of
tboueandB of people obtained their first
view of the mighty waters.
The magnificent Sutro baths near by,
were not damaged.
Message From Explorers.
Now York, Sept. 9. Confirmation of
the report that the Stofansso expedition
is safe is given in a message received at
tho offices of tho American geographical
society in this city today from Vilhjal
mun Stofanssen, tho ethnologist und
leader of the expedition. This mes
sage was dated at Eaglo City, Alaska,
wmcn ib on the uppor Yukon river,
and reads as follows: "Expedition is
all safo. Btefanesen." Officers of tho
geographiual society said they supposed
tho message had been forwarded by
messenger from Herschel island.
Vengeance on Autocracy.
Berlin, Sept, 9. The "Forest Broth
era," who terrorized tho Baltic pro
vinces a year ago, havo recommenced
their depredations. Tho hero of these
outlaws is Johann Ugrun, a Lett, who
suffered tortures at tho hands of the
Riga polico. Ugrun, an uncouth, rod
haired monster, whoso body shows
traces of terriblo eufforing, haa already
killed four adherents of tho govern
ment and throatena that ho- will kill
100 boforo ho ia caught.
May Hunt In Louisana.
Oyster Bay, Sopt. 9. President
Roosevelt is considering an invitation
to go on a hunting trip into the Louis
iana canebrakea immediately after his
forthcoming journey down tho Missis
sippi, In cttBo be makes tho trip far
ther south ho probably will not return
to Washington until about October 20.
BAD BLOOD AROUSED
Orientals In British Colombia
Arm Against Whites.
ASIATICS ALL LEAVE THEIR WORK
Japanese Purchasing Stock of Arms
and Trouble Is Feared When
Next Steamer Arrives.
Seattle, Sept. 10. A special to the
Times from Vancouver, B. O., says:
As a result of the disorders Saturday
and Sunday evenings, the situation
here with regard to Asiatics Is increas
ing in menace. Tho Japanese have
notified Chief of Police Chamberlain
that police protection is inadequate and
they will take steps to protect them
selves. Chinese and Japanese em
ployed in hotels and restaurants havo
withdrawn frcm work. It is said that
Oriental leadors have instructed them
they must not work under penalty of
$100. The Japanese are purchasing
firearms and the aspect of affairs is
Steamer Monteaglo, duo to arrive
Wednesday or Thursday with many
Orientals cn board, will be met by a
hostile demonstration. It is freely de
clared that the Orientals will not be
allowed to land. There is growing un
easiness in tho city. The feoling is in
creasing that, in view of the number of
Japanese, Chinese and Hindus in Van
couver, tbo minister of mi utia should
take steps to protect them. Several
restaurant keepers met this morning
and resolved to employ nothing but
Early reports of the disorders Satur
day night were exaggerated. The
crowd amounted to about 10,000, but
the temper displayed waa merely bois
terous. The crowd surged through tho
streets in the Oriental quarters, cheer
ing everything white and hooting and
denouncing everything colored. At in
tervals from some indistinguishable
point in the crowd brickbats would
hurtle over intervening heads and crash
through windowB. Chief of Polico
Chamberlain, recognizing the inade
quacy of the force at his disposal, re
lied on diplomacy. Fearful of arousing
the passion of the mob, he directed his
men to lay aside their truncheons and
exercise moderation. Later the order
regarding truncheons waa revoked, but
at no stage did the police and populace
come to blows.
FRAUDS IN FOREST LANDS.
Valuable Timber Land Secured Under
Guise of Mineral.
Helena, Mont., Sept. 10. Evidently
suspceting frauds in connection with
the location of mining claims in the
Helena forest reserve, tho national gov
ernment haa sent Arthur J. Collier, of
Washington, D." C, to this city to con
duct an investigation. The Helena for
est is among the largest in the state
and includes the Butte field, where a
strict investigation will be conducted
Tho maid purpose of the government
is to secure restorations to the public
domain where it can be shown that
under the guise of locating mining
claims, valuable timber rights have
been availed of, the law permitting
actual prospectors the right to the ne
cessary timber in the development of
Therefore, no more patents to min
ing claims will be granted except where
tho good faith of the locator is proved.
Where timber lands have been secured
in tblB manner the government will
endeavor to effect a restoration.
Referring to the investigations and
classifications of the coal lands of East
ern Montana and Western North Da
kota, Mr. Collier said that tho work
has been undertaken by tho overn
mnnt with a definite policy of prevent
ing the coal companies and railroads of
the West from monopolizing the West
ern coal lands as those of the East have
Great Corn Exposition.
Chicago, Sept. 10. At the National
Corn exposition, Chicago, October 6 to
19, tho most elaborate decorative
scheme ever seen in Chicago will be
presented at the Coliseum building and
annex. This decorative work will coat
in tho neighborhood of $30,000, and
corn will be the dominant decorative
material. In addition to a miniature
corn farm in the center of the building,
ono end will contain an ancient temple
dedicated to the goddess of corn, where
at cortain times of the day the virgins
of tho sun will offer sacrifices of corn.
Health Ruined by Earthquake.
Chicaog, Sopt. 10. Tho San Fran
cisco catastrophe of last summer was
recalled last night in the commitment
to the Detention hospital of a mother
and daughter, two victlniB, who lost
their all. The woman, Mrs. Tillio
Levenborg, 68 years old, and MiBa
Julia Levenberg, 18 years old, were
takon to the hospital from the homo of
Georgo Conner, 1644 Clifton avenue,
a stepson of Mrs. Levenberg. They ar
rived in Chicago a month ago.
Canada Asserts Sovereignty.
Ottawa, Ontario. Sept. 10. By tho
establlBhmeont of a customs port of en
try at Burwoll, situated on tho west of
Cape Ohudley on Hudson Btralt, tho
government has solved the problem of
aborting and maintaining Canadian
jurisdiction over the Hudson bay and
more northerly waters ,