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OOVKRt THC MORNINtt PIILO ON THf LOWf R COLUMBIA
VOLWIKLViV. NO. 212
WISH NEW LOAN
Japanese Will Require
TAKAHASHl GOES HOME
1$Sent for Dy Japan's Imperial
Minister of Finance. Will
Leave June 24.
SAYS JAPAN NEEDS FUNDS
Whether War Ends or Continue! Wttl
NecotUtt (or Large Sums Believes
New Loan Can be Made t 4 P"
Eipreai Admiration for Roosevelt.
NVw York, June 17.-K. Takahnshl,
financial agnnt of Japan, who looked aft
er th flotation here of hi country'
wsr loan, h received dipt he from
the imperial minister of flnam-e, sum
moning him to Toklo at once. lie will
, leave New York June 84, and tail for
borne on July 3.
Mr. Takalmeai will appear before tie
Imperial eabldet Immediately on his re
turn to Japan, and confer with the offl
eers upon the advUlblllty of making fur
ther Urge loans in foreign market in
the event that ac then milt aur
mi. If these plan are carried out it
will be with the object of making ready
for bulne condition liich will fol
low the cessation of hostilities.
In expressing hie confidence that an
early and satisfactory peace wilt be ar
ranged, Mr. Takahashl eid:
"Japan will need a comfortable
amount of money after the war to (five
new impctua to her Industrie. While
business in Japan i at tireM-nt in no
wa y Injured; yet If the money advanc
ed by the Japanese people in the fir at
war loan of $230,000,000, i returned to
them on the termination of the war it
will give a tremendous new life to Jap
anese Industries. All department of
business will be vastly benefitted by
this large amount of money being put
back Into commercial channel.
"While I can not apeak, with author
Jty at this time, I believe it ia the de
Hire of the government to float a new
loan In case of the termination of the
war, to take up the domestic loan made
Just after the commencement of ho
Mr. Takahashi aaid he believed that 1
new loan, made either in America or
ICdgland, could be placed at a low 1
Tate as four per cent.
In the event of a continuance of ho
tilitics, new loan to carry on the war
doubtless will be made within three
months. About $140,000,000 of the for
elgn loan remain on deposit divided
"between the banks of America and En
The financier expressed great admi
Tut ion for the negotiations in the dl
rection of ending the war inaugurated
ly Preaident Roosevelt.
TRUCKEE IRRIGATION PROJECT
IS FORMALLY OPENED.
Will Water Thousands of Acres Appro
Hazen, Nev., June 17.Mr. Francis
J. Newland, wife of United State Sena
to Newland, broke a bottle of cham
paign over the headgates of the Truckee
Tiver irrigation canal, two miles above
Derby, today. When the hcadgatc were
lifted, a slrea mof pure mountain watei
poured into the canal in it course to
the Carson valley, and the first step In
making thu arid West habitable wa,
celebrated on the Third Anniversary o
the National Reclamation Act.
The Truckee river irrigation canal ts
one of the recently undertaken govern-
inffit reclamation. It, U destined to
make lb greul desert rrlon of Nevada
out! of the most productive nnri ult urnl
districts in the world. ,
Bop Crop Short
Marysvllle, Cel., Jumi 17. The hop
wop of Yuba and Sutter counties it l
reported will bo twenty-five per cent
hurt of Ut season.
TERMINATION OF STRIKE
Chicago, June 17. An early
termination of the traiunU-r'
atrike was predicted by represen
tative of the union today aft
tcr the Teanuter' Joint C'oud
ell ha arranged for a special
meeting of that body uext Mon
day night when a new strike
committee would be appointed.
The pcronni-l of the new utrike
committee, it U said, will be an
tagonistic to the coiitiuilltion
of tin; present struggle. Una of
the fii"t niovrs of the board, it i
a!l, will be to seek a new con
forvnee with the employer at
whh-h a settlement propoal,
greatly modilled will lie offored.
STOCK MARKETS STAGNANT
Revival Occasioned by Proipecti
Peace and Other Mattera Ended.
New Yolk, June 1". Slight animation
on the stock ext-liange this week induced
by the plans for the Equitable Society'
settlement by the peace proei-l and
by the government crop report quickly
subsided and the market for stock
ssnk into a condition of greater atagna
tion than before the revival. More and
more importance la attached to the out
come of the crops and the future course
of iron ami steel, eo that a waiting at
titude in the dock market ia Indicated
until more light I thrown on these
queation. Meantime, prices ahow dull
resisting power, and loe only part oi
the advantas gained in the occasional
South Bend Plant Sustains Large
Loss From Fire.
MAY OPERATE AT KNAPPT0N
Boy Discover! Blase Which Destroys
Main Building Loss is 1 100,000 No
Insurance Carried Possible Effect on
Northwest Lumber Trade.
(Special to the Astorian.)
South Rend, Wash., June 17. The
Simpson Lumber company's saw mill
here was completely destroyed by Are
this morning early. The loaa i esti
mated at $100,000, with no insurance.
The fire was discovered in the engine
roo mby a boy employed about the mill.
He gave the alarm to the night watch
man who was in the main building.
The Utter dislocated his shoulder in
jumping down to the fire room. Ilis
attempts to quench the fire proved futile
The main mill was soon gutted. The
planing mill, dry kiln and store house
were saved by the firemen and bucket
brigade formed from among the 100
employes .f the mill.
About four years ago the mill was re
built, during the regime of It. It. Dye,
the present manager of the Clatsop mill,
at Astoria, Ore.
What effect the fire will have on the
lumber business of this section can not.
a yet, be determined, with any degree
of certainty. The Simpson Lumber com
pany owns the Columbia mill at Knap
pton, Wash. This has been closed down
for the past year, but will probably be
opened, as the company's trade require
the better quality of timber which
aliounds iu this region.
FIRE IS COSILY
LOSS IS FIVE THOUSAND
Palace Catering Company and
Central Meat Market
DEPARTMENT MAKES GOOD
Conflagration Narrowly averted. Com
mercial Street Buildings Nearly De
stroyedFire Laddies' Efforts Effect
iveStructure Completely Gutted.
At 6.0j o'cloik last night a disastrous
lire broke out la the tmilding occupied
by the Palace Catering Company and
for a time threatened to destroy the
Kat hall of the block bounded by Bona,
Commercial and Twelfth streets. That
the blase did not result in a costly con'
llagration and the possible destruction
of the city ia due to the excellent work
of the department, to the work of vol
imteer, and to the fact that no heavy
wind wa blowing. .The loss will proli
ably exceed 15,000. As yet the origin
of the lire hss not been determined. Ko
lives were lost, and none austained in
The blsxe wss spectacular. Fifteen
minutes alter It waa discovered Urge
flames could be distinguished from all
over the city. Excitement was keen and
a very large crowd thronged the immed
Ute street. Fire lines were stretched
and all trafllc stopped. From among the
spectators Fire-Chief Foster recruited
volunteers who aided the firemen ma
terially. Kvery effort waa made to con
fine the flame to the building in which
the fire started. Six streams were dl
rected upon the exterior of the building,
upon the roof and into, what waa be
lieved to be, the most threatening
source. At 10 o'clock Chief Foster an
nounced the fire under control. It was
entirely extinguished, by 11 o'clock.
Those who will suffer heavily as a re
suit of the Are will be the Hobson estate
and the Palace Catering Company. The
Central Meat Market and persons util
izing the upper story of the building,
as a dwelling will, sustain slight losses.
Manager Smith of the PaUce Catering
Company stated, when seen, that but
I2OO0 insurance was carried upon the
stock and fixtures of his concern. The
damage, he thought, would amount to
(3,000. The building was owned by the
Hobson estste. One thousand dollars
U the insurance. In explanation of the
fact that more is not carried it was
stated that the rate here is $72 on the
thousand. Chief Foster says he feels
deeply appreciative of the efforts of the
volunteers and has nothing, but words
of praise for his men.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS DEFEATED.
PortUnd Academy PUyl Good Bait-
Score, 13 to 11.
The High School boys lost their
laurels yesterday to the Portland Acad'
emy team In the game played on the
local diamond. A Urge crowd turned
out and the crowd waa fairly good. The
visitors secured a start in the first in
ning scoring It runs. While this de
pressed the "homers" to a certain extent,
they fought valiantly and held the Acad
emy nine down to one run in the eighth
innings. A return game will probably
MEXICAN SMUGGLER CAUGHT
Arrested in New York. Carried Precious
Stones Worth Thousands.
New York, June 17. Ramon Rosales,
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 1905.
agent for a gold mining company, wa
arrested as he wa leaving the Mcxi-an
steamship Monterey. He was taken in
charge by a customs inspector after a
boxfull of rings had been teken out of
a coat which Rosa lea carried on hi arm.
The ring were set with precious stones,
believed to be worth several thousand
Bossies said ha had intended to aend
the rings to Italy at one and thought
it unnecessary to declare them for duty.
Kevertbele he waa locked up.
Army Surgeons Detailed.
Washington, June 17. Ordera have
been issued at the war department de
tailing Majora Rudolph O. Egbert and
diaries E. Woodruff, surgeons, and first
Lieutenant James Carrol, assistant sur
geon, to represent the medical depart
ment of the United States army at the
annual meeting of the American Medi
cal Association, to be held in PortUnd.
Ore., July 11 to 14.
Orders have been issued detailing
Examining and Supervising Dental Sur
geon John H. Marshall, U. 8. A., to rep
resent the dental corps of the army at
the Lewi and CUrk Dental Congress,
to be held at Portland, Ore., July 17 tc
At a meeting of the school board of
district No. 1, Astoria, held yesterday
afternoon, all of the present teachers
were elected for next year. The di
rectors were well satisfied with the pro
gresa that haa been made and in the
effiicncy of all the teachers.
EIGHTEEN ARE DEAD
Freight and Paesenger Trains in
Employes of Company On Way Home
Riding in Baggage Cart and On En
cine Meet Awful Deaths BUme Is
Baltimore, June 17. Eighteen persons
are known to have been killed and
score more injured tonight in a train
wreck on the Western Maryland rail
way, a quarter of a mile from Patapasco.
small station between Westminster
A west-bound paseenger train, while
running at a hwu rate of speed, was
crashed into by a double-header freight
running Fast. All three engines were
reduced to scrap iron, two express and
baggage cars smashed and a number of
freight cars splintered. The passenger
coaches sustained little injury, and al
most without exception, the occupants
escaped with nothing worse than a bad
All fatalities occurred among work
men in the employ of the company who
were on their way to their houses and
not being regular passengers rode In
baggage car and on the engines. Those
in the baggage cars were badly mangled.
The crewa of all three engines were
FIELDS CONFESSES THAT
HE MURDERED NAMESAKE
Shot Fred Fields and Father from Am
bush Near Freest, Idaho.
Spokane, Jeme 17. A special fo the
Spokesman Review from Moscow, Idah
Tom Fields, a rancher living near
Freese, Idaho, tonight confessed to the
killing of Fred Fields and the wound
ing of Fred Fields' father day before
esterday. The Fields were shot from
ambush and suspicion fell upon Thomas
Fields, who, although of the same name.
Is no relative of the men he ambushed,
because of his auspicious actions before
the assassination, and because of threats
alleged to have been made.
AT THE , HAGUE
Plcnipotentiarys May Con
vene In Holland
RUSSIA IS RESPONSIBLE
Grave Apprehensions Arise Over
Over Sujjestion.to Change
Place of Meeting.
DIPLOMATISTS ARE WORRIED
May Result in Prevention of DecUra
Uon of Armistice and Immediate Re
newal of Hostihties--SelectioB pi
St. Petersburg, Sunday, June 17.
Whether Washington or The lUgue will
be the scene of the Russo-Japanese
peace conference to not known here and
newa of Japan's answer to the Rus
sian request for the reconsideration of
the pUce of meeting ia awaited before
After the ready acceptance of Wash
ington, she is exhibiting unexpected in
sistence for The Hague and considerable
apprehension is manifested In diplomat
ic circles and among friends of peace
least there be deUy in case of Japan
being unwilling to consent to the change.
This might prevent the conclusion of an
armistice before the armies in Manchur
ia are drawn into a general engagement
which President Roosevelt wished t
avoid, especially as the army leaders ap
pear against bent on trying forces in
Washington, June 17. Russia today
requested that the negotUtions for the
place of meeting of the plenipotentUries
be reopened with a view to selecting
The Hague instead of Washington.
Tonight an authoritive statement was
made at the Russian ambasay that
Washington was acceptable to Russia
and would remain so and that Russia
was not forwarded to Japan as the se
lection of Washington was final.
PROVED EASY MARK.
Spokane Mine Owner FalU Victim to
Touts and Losea I1600.
Chicago, June 17. John Monroe has
been arrested on complaint of P. H.
Grear, a wealthy mine owner of Spo
kane, Wash. Grear said Monroe and
two other men took him to an alleged
poolroom and told him they had arrang
ed with the clerk of the bookmaker to
withhold the name of one of the winning
horses in a race, until Grear could bet
$1000 on that horse. Grear placed $1200.
A short time later Monroe excused him
self and the bookmaker and his clerk
left the room. They did not return and
Grear notified the police. Monroe's com
panions can not be found.
I CHICAGO WILL HAVE ITS J
OWN STREET CARS ;
Chicago, June 17. Mayor Dun-
ne on Monday will ask the city
council to authorize the commis-
sioner of public works to adver-
tise for bids to construct and ful-
ly equip 100 miles of street railf
way to be operated by the city
of Chicago. The democratic
members of the local transport- 4
tion committee have promised
Mayor Dunne their support for
a recommendation on the floor of 4)
the council chamber.
Western Oregon and Western Wash
ington, Sunday, fair. Eastern Oregon
and Eastern Washington, unsettled
weather with showers and thunder
General Gomes Dead.
Havana, June 17. General Maxim
Oomet, the Cuban patriot, died at 9
o'clock this evening, aa a result of an
abcese on the hand. Gen. Gomez haa
been prominent in military circles. Dur
ing the Cuban rebellion, as commander
of the insurgent forces, he fought with
the Spanish butcher, General Weyler.
With the American intervention and the
Spanish-American war which followed,
Gen. Gomes allied himself with tba
American army and waa the friend and
collegue of Generals Miles, Shatter and
Wheeler and, the then consul, the Ute
General Gomel leaves a widow, five
sons and one daughter. Only today the
Secretary of the Treasury delivered to
one. of Gofflej's tons a check for $100,
000, voted by congress for the general'
benefit, this in addition to $30,000, prev
Dredging ContracU Let
Seattle, June 17. A contract for the
dredging of the Whatcom creek water
wa v ided to the Korth Amer-
T-lrtteliig cVtmpamr of San Francis
co, at $U74 the- (ruble yard, or $29,480
for the entire wort".
News of the Diamonds.
Kew York, June 17. Seventeen thous
and persons saw Yale win the third and
deciding game for the baseball champion
ship between Princeton and the victors.
Score, Princeton, 5; Yale, 8.
Seattle. Wn., June 13. Seattle, 4;
Rev. Fraderic E. J. Lloyd, of Un
iontown. Pa., Selected.
ANNUAL CONVENTION CLOSED
Bishop-Elect U Chosen 01 Third Balot
Long Desired Active Head Will Im
prove Conditions ia This Diocese
Many Candidates Nominated.
(Special to th Astorian.)
Portland, June 17. The annual con
vention of the Diocese of Oregon clos
ed yesterday, after a bishop-coadjutor
had been chosen. The candidate nomi
nated were: Rev. A. A. Morrison, Ph. D
of Portland, Ore.; Rev. Robert Kell,
Ohio; Rev. C. H. H. Bloor, Alaska; Rev.
Paul Mathews, Cincinnati; Rev. George
T. Linsley, Connecticut; Rev. J. E. Sul
ger, Terre Haute, Ind.; Rev. J. E. Free
man, Yonkers, N. Y.; Rev. Charles Y.
Grimes, Tacoma, Wash.; Rev. W. E.
Potwine and the Rev. Frederic E. J
Lloyd, D. D., of the Diocese of Pitts
burg. The Utter was elected on the third
ballot. Tlw Rev. F. E, J. Lloyd is rec
tor of St. Feter's Parish in Unlontown,
Pa. His acceptance will be anxiously
awaited, although there ia every reas
on to think that he will answer the call
which, owing to the practical retirement
of the Right Rev. Benjamin Wiatar Mor
ris, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese, is an
important one. The church'a work In
this diocese has, for some time past, re
quired a younger man. Bishop Morris,,
while devoted to his work, has been un
able to give the necessary attention oit
account of his greatly impaired health.
Clergy and laymen alike will rejoice
in the happy selection made. The bishop-elect
received his degree from the
Rutherford College in North Carolina.
Tomorrow most of the delegates will
attend the Union missionary services
to be held in several churches.