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I OFFICERS AND DELEGATES AT NATIONALiRRiGATlOH CONGRESS I TRlf Tfl P
Thirteenth Annual Convention
or Irrijatlonlsts Meets With'
" Over One Thousand Dele-
- gates In Attendance.'-.
EMPIRE BUILDERS ,
' FROM FORTY STATES
. , ' ' i ' ' ;.." .4"
Member ' Are , Welcomed by . Ex
ecutive Officere of Fair,' City and
State, Responses " Are' " Made and
' Work of Session Begins With Ad
- v drees 'ef President Pardee. '
A thousand man from 4 0 states, dele
. gates to the thirteenth annual conven
tion of tha National Irrigation congress,
- arose- this morning - tn -the - exposition
auditorium aa De Ceprlo'e band played
Star Spangled Banner,' and listened
to tha Invocation of Rer. F. McDevltt. .
' Governor Pardee .of California, preel-
dent of tha congress,' waa In the chair
and- on the -platform and in .tha. audi'
ence - vara men famed throughout tha
nation a experts (a tha scienca of
reclamation of arid lands, government
SDectallsts. . engineers .who: have - built
great canala and made many -blades of
' grass grow where before none bad ever
grown. . practical lrrlgationiata, promi
nent business men and the governors of
Oregon. Washington and. California. .
Welcoming addresses and. responses,
. the tepert of Secretary- Richardson.- toe
annual eddreae of President Pardee and
- addreaae by chairmen r.the ve seo-
tlona were beard today.
Governor Pardee's addreaa la pub-
. llahed en another page of -thla Issue.
Governor Chamberlain told 'the-, dele
gates that'- no voluntary ; organlaatlon
existed to whoa recommendations tha
federal congress paid aueh-heed aa It
did to -those of .the national Irrigation
eenareaa. r i - -- ' ,., .--.: -. r
, 'Tbera are,- al4' he1ll.7 acrea
, of land io .tha eastern and outheastern
i parte ef thla -atat -ready- for reclama-
Muii, the uiatiuiiiau sesin having bs
taken -ta bring thsaa under waters The
.sute government t aJaout t-appreve
- Itl.lOf .acres, and action on something
Ilka J7,00i aores Is pending before the
. wmcn' application aas oaan maaw,, , . '
- 'v-r.-Waa U SMaaT.sMa) Sfar. -f
" "lr Croak ' county alone ' ?B0,000 acres
arev actually ' in - process of reclamation;
the-principal dltchss-having been built
. and'-eapltai eubacrlbed for carrying the
. projecta ' to aucceaa. - , - - ;
TO fhs north are-the agency-plains,
- an immense area, that can be reached by
- the 'aarae companies. " " r .i
. "Elsewhere '.In'.Oregbn are other, pro;
Jects, notsblyi, one In Malheur county
that has been blocked by the -non-resident
land owners who are demanding
too high price for their lands before tha
: plana of the - federal- government can
".. be carried out.".- '-. ' .
'It Is to be hoped that tha coming con.
gress will amend the reclamation laws
so as to make It possible to force thoee
non-resident nwners "to accept a' Joint
valuation ' on their- landa , so thai tha
amaller holders may have their right to
- go ahead, and develop their region which
" haa such wonderful possibilities. It Is
not conflscatiqn that Is desired, but only
to -have the federal 'congress make ' It
possible to realise the hopes If tha states
whose future) depanda so much od carry-
lng out of trriggtioyplans.'r.
. - mepotts StuprlM Bbav':.. ' ; ' "
Presldjfnt H. M. Cake of tha Portland
Commercial .club also welcomed tha dele
gates. - ,' ' V
"I was surprised," said ha," to"read
. this morning In a local paper that ex
Governor Crittenden of - Missouri was
complaining that ho and other eaatern
delegatea to the Trsns-Mlsslsslppl Cora
. merclal congress had not been properly
recognised while here. -1 think there
. muat be soma mistake about thla. Port-.
land - welcomes you and will withhold
. no courtesy; -no attention, no act that
. will make your stay vleasant."
Mayor Lane, In addition to greeting
' the congress, said:
-1 , want ' to aay that I believe thla
nation would ' better ; apend ,. Its . mil-
Hons In reclaiming its vaat areas of
arid land than' to go to tha Phillpplnee
and apend It there as it now is doing."
Colonel Dosch, representing President
Goodau welcomed tha delegates in . be
;halt of tha exposition. t.- . ' i .
.' Governor- McDonald of Colorado waa
- detained In a railway wrack and thus
"" could not respond to tha welcoming address.-
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. Governor Mead of Washington was
- IntrodMced to apeak for tha delegatea.
lie told about Washington's- deep Inter-
' est In Irrigation and expreeaed tha hope
that the mllliona of dollars how' avail
. able for reclamation of lands . would
soon be applied in tha Paciflo northwest.
... Texas 'Waste Basogmitlom, v
Congressman J., H. Stevens of. Texae,
after acknowledging tha courtesies of
- fared, said that Texas had oome here to
- ask that tha irrigation congress Indorse
tha petition of his atate to be Inolnded
in 'the territory In which tha federal
government will . reclaim . tha . arid
" wastee. . k ' ' ' , "
"Only an Imaginary Una dlvldea
. Texas from its neighbor atates," said
, Mrf- Steven a, "yet, when' the engineers
i coma southwsrd', thy stop- at our
- boundary Una and- beyond that can, do
nothing." - V ' ! : -' '
Colonel R. D. Loveland, preeldent of
the Pacific Coast Jobbers' and Manufac
. turera' aaaoolatlon. spoke of tha changes
-that had taken place la tha -great weat
and predicted tha more wonderful prog
ress that la to be .accomplished In tha
. years to come, largely through Irriga
tion, r-. , ;. .:'.''. 'J
."Changes -in the character-of. com-'
(Continued. on. Page Two.)
t 1 ; ""
A MESSAGE FROM ROOSEVELT
' Glfford Wnchot, as tha apeclal rep
reaentatlva of President Roosevelt." waa
presented ' to the congress , to read a
message from the president and algned
by him -personally. Tha message , wa a
as follows:. .. - -t
"To the President and Members of the
Thirteenth Irrigation Congress)' I send
you-,' by the forester, my sincere con
gratulatlona on the development of ir
rigation during the past year. V ; Great
strides hays been made. - The governor
of , California, - your honored president,
together with a distinguished psrty of
senators,' representatives and other pub
lie men. commemorated, on June. IT. last,
tha third anniversary of tha reclamation
act, . by assembling at tha opening of
the first -works- completed nnder that
acC Next year, other works, Willi be
ready for, use. j Actual- construction is
in - progress in ' most of tba states - and
territories to which1 tha act applies."- All
tba' fund available and mora than five
years of time will he required. to com
plete tha works already begun. -' A com
petent, well organised reclamation serv
ice is st .work. its ' results are perma
nent, and steady and' fruitful . progress
along aafe end well-established lines Is
sure.--.--A- - ,.-.r.v;,w:,'.. - '...';
' "Yet many. thlnga remain to, be dona.
The flrat of them la to have patience
till the good results of the act appear
in their completeness. Works built to
last are slow In i building, and . these
must be of the most permanent charao
'ter. "'"'. 'y -,w -. . ' .,;' ? --
-"The reclamation act is hot valuable
only and solely because It will reclaim
arid lands otherwise irreclaimable, great
as that service lav - It does much more.
It unites -tba east and the west. ... East
and - wast ' Joined In paaatng it becauae
what is 'good for one part of our country-
is gocd 'or- all the rest- , 1 1. de
stroys v the narrow sectionalism1 that
would 'rnnnno -,the use of tha ' waters
to one state or one-locality, becauae the
great drainage systems ' are not re
strained by state lines. It enforces tha
principle of the greaUat good'- to - tha
greatest number, becauae under- it 'the
small - private - schemes which would
limit; development- for personal gain
SULTATJ OF SULU
tMrA0k rnAVt KJlaiket Bf I Dam
-l?Who Refines to Become
, lll..fll UJIlllll'LIILI I -nrrM'tl "-' l
- - LJIiiil 111 III! liillliil Ull v
- and Potentate Ir Offended by Rejection. , r
, : - (Jearaal apeetsl aerviee.) -' 1
- Jolo, P. I., Aug. It. The sultan of SulU
offered hl hand in marriage to Alice
Roosevelt when tha Taf t party, waa weU
corned hare, but the offer waa refused,
Mlae Roosevelt havtnr -no desire to be
come a member of. the dusky chieftain's
harbm. The- sultan "r was persistent,
however, and -did -not - want ' to take no
for. an answer, urging as arguments for
the match that Ms people honored the
preaident and wanted his daughter" to
remain, among them. '.:.-.,'," ...,. 'A r.,,
The offer was mrds 'publicly at the
reception tendered the distinguished
guests by his majesty, Ki Ram, and SUas
Alice was not a little surprised by tha
fervid oratory and rapid gestures of her
suitor, whose remarka war interpreted
to the aatoniahed young woman. The
aultan was equally aurptised at her re
fusal of the high honor, and not a flttle
crestfallen and chagrined. Ha explained
the advantages and emoluments, of the
Job' Of sultans, and it required all of
Secretary Taft's' diplomacy to heal his
wounded vanity. : ' ',. .
It was evidently a case of lova at
flrat sight with his Imperial highness.
uRS. TABBART WAS BADLY BEATEN
DECLARES CAPTAIN POOR
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Major Bruised His Wife and Pulled Out Her Hair in a Scuffle, De
, clares a Subordinate Court Refuses to Throw Out .
1 r "Mrs. Taggatt's Cross Petition.
(foeraal Spedel Berries.)
Wtoster, Aug. II. Major Taggart's
attorneya thla morning filed a motion
to throw his wife's cross netltlon for
divorce out of court. . Anticipating such
a , move, , Mrs. Taggart's attorneys -re
called the major and naked three questions.-
.'. ! .'.-'v . "
First "Do you want a - divorce.
should your grounds prove aufflclentl"
It. Is known that both parties are fight
ing for the custody of the children
-rather than divorce. Taggart hesitated.
end then answered "yes.," '
ecoad "If you cannot have a divorce
and your wife has grounds, do you want
her given a divorcer Taggart waa not
allowed to answer. :r .
Answering the third question. Taggart
said that he wanted a decree granted,
according to evidence. The court re
fused to dismiss the cross bill.
Tha deposition of Captain Poor waa
read -eoncemlnr the trouble after he had
taken Mra. Taggart home.. He said that
he heard , tha sound-of a strusala- and
loud voloes, which soon -ceased. -"The
next morning' said . Poor, ."Mrs. . Poor
went -to Taggart's home, f was called
to procure protection for Mra, Taggart
and reported to Colonel Miner. Taggart
said that he was nearly erased snd
feared that he had used violence. He
aaked eondonement and promlaed never
to repeat 'the scene,".. , ,.' : v-. -
mus.' give way to. larger works - and
greater general benefits.
- "Finally, becauae It gives each man
land enough to aupport his family in
comfort.' and' no mora; the reclamation
act la the moat powerful of all foea to
monopoly of the land. Forest destruc
tion and land monopoly are among the
most actively dangeroue of all enemies
to the prosperity of the great; weat.
Land monopoly In various forms and by
various devtcea haa been and atlll is an
ooureged or permitted by the land laws.
This must - be stopped, and - whatever
changes are required to stop It must be
made. - 'Upon this point I commend tha
report of the publle lands, eommlaalon
to your .careful - attention.- No map
should be permitted- to take or occupy
more of tha public land than he can
put to benefloUl use. And so far as it
can be done with safety- to tha great In
terests of the- nation every man who will
put publlo land to ita highest use by
making his permeaxent ' homo upon it
should be allowed to take enough oflt
to support that home, of course under
tha necessary restrictions. .
'"On the other hand, wa must-beware
of letting- the publle lands pass into pri
vate - hands for flotltlous reaaona. Such
as have commonly and successfully been
urged in -the past,- Above all, -the- gov
ernment must us no undue haste in
getting rid of its lands, but muat make
absolutely sure that t her land It parts
with shall 'go to. the making of homes,
and not only that, but to the making of
the largest number- of tha best homes
that each particular kind of land can
be made to aupport."- ; - . '
"By your advocacy - Of - forest protec
tion (you are doing a great service to the
west. Give your hearty support to the
forest service,:- which , Is engaged - is
protecting - both. ' the ; present and ' the
future of irrigation, by protecting and
using the forests. Ita task, like that
of the 'reclamation aervice is a difficult-
one.-' Both services -need, both da
serve, and-1 am certain both will liave
your vigorous backing and asatetance..
r.T congratulate you again upon what
has already been eeomplished. and I Join
you In -tha confident expectation of still
greater and more beneficent sueceas. - :
- ."THEODORB ROOSEVELT."
OFFERS TO L1ARRY
Dt a Sr OM.UH4fA r. .U.
Member of the Imperial Harem
Seated -. oriental faahion on the royal
divan, surrounded by his savage 'retinue
glittering - in ' barbario adornment,- the
aultan.-received Secretary-. Taft, Gov
ernor-General ; Wright .and other mem
bers of the, party, but when Kl Ram'e
eye caught that of tho president's
daughter other guests got Slight atten
tion, -ana His majesty devoted himself
to her throughout the visit, showering
every attention upon her and on her
departure sending valuable gifts to her
father,; Miss Alice havtnr refused to ac
cept anything for, herself, and having
nara wore to- control her laughter.
- Under .the aultan'a . guidance Miss
Roosevelt inspected the summer palace
at joio. ana vtsitea , the harem, and
was evidently much . impressed with
what she saw, though It did not cause
her to change her mind toward her
royal euttor. - . ' . . -This
is not tha first time that R
Ram ' has' become enamored with - an
American girl. - It Is a favoMto weak
neaa of his and disappolntmantg .do not
seem to-dim the royal ardor... A few
years ago he loaded Colonel Sweet's
daughter with valuable pearla while her
father was governor of Jolo. , y -.,
- Poor' saw- Taggart at - the hospital
and later - he "aaked me to take the
letter to hl wife begging her not to
take the children from him. . I told him
I would take the meaaage, but would
uaa my Influence to have her leave, so
that both might think over events and
do aa was beat for them.. Taggart
drank about the same aa other officers."
Mr. Poor told of his wife's visit to
Mr.s Taggart the " morning after the
quarrel.' She said Mrs. Taggart's body
waa - brulaed and her hair pulled out
and her hands black and blue.
It was previously testified by another
witness . that Mrs. , Taggart had aaid
that -Mrs.. Poor defeated her in a drink
ing bout at Fort Thomas. Mrs. poor
said: "I never heard of such a eon
test." . ..-'- - .'.
Taggart's attorneys say they will re
new the motion that Mra. Taggart's
cross-bill be thrown out and make the
motion after the evidence le all In.
IS HANGED f OR MURDER
: OF AGED FATHER-IN-LAW
' St. Louis, Aug. 11.-Henry Heuaack
was hanged this morning for tha mur
der.' of his - ortogemartan - father-in-law
on March 1104. He protested his In
nocence en the. icaffol- . ,
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' " . Fttd.rick H. Ntw.Il. " . Gilford Ptochot. ' ' L. W. Shurtlilt .
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'C. B.' Booth.
ATTEMPT TO KILL
Mother of King Victor Emanuel
Haa Narrovscape From
BY STONE BARRICADE
Motor. Car Overturned ' by Obstruc
tion Raised at Dangerous Turning
. Point in Road Up ' the ' Little . St.
Bernard Two Arrests Mede." '
... (Jooraal Bpadal Servlce.l -.,
Turin, Aug. :i. An -attempt was
made to assassinate Queen Margherlta,
mother of King Victor Emanuel, who is
making a tour of- tha Alps on sn auto
mobile. The news is contained in a
telegram- received- -from A iota at tha
royal palace of Racconigik.. near here, i
Queen Margherlta was seconding .the
little St Bernard in an automobile ac
companied by Marquis di Vlllamartna
another lady of her coart and two gen
tlemen, when the machine etruck a stone
barricade that had been erected in the
middle of the Tadand waa overturned.
Fortunately no one waa Injured, but all
were greatly - alarmed. . The barricade
had been placed at a dangerous turning
point; where It was- impossible to see the
road more than a few feet In advance.
Police in another automobile following
tho royal party at once, made ah lnves
ttgatlon, resulting In the discovery that
tho-barricade had without doubt been
placed there to bring about a fatal acci
dent to the queen, ' - Two arrests have
boon made on-suapleioa. --rry '
LOST LIFE SAVING
w:. : HIS DYING HORSE
- (Joaraal Special Barries, t
Browley, Colo., Aug. tl. Harry How
ard and William Faat left construction
camp No. C of the water company at
Pelican Lake Thursday last to hunt for
loot horses . In the direction of Carlaso
ereek. Howard's h or e waa overcome
by heat Friday. Faat - returned' - for
water, but Howard refused to leave his
dying horse. - Faat finally reached camp
Friday night :- . '"'. -
A aearun party started ttaiuraay to
find Howard, but failed. Another party
left Sunday and found mm at noon in
the ahade of a Mesqulte tree two miles
from water. Howard died three minutes
after having been found. Ha waa In hia
underclothes and surrounded by empty
revolver shells. '. He had been firing his
pistol to attract attention. : '
TEN KILLED, SCORE HURT '
; IN COLLISION AT BUTTE
'v.-?-' .. if '' " . ; '
IJoarnal Special aarvies.1 '-'
Butte, Mont,- Aug. ' tl. ' Ten were
killed and a score Injured, eome fatally,
last night as the result of a freight ear
daahlng into a trolley at the Utah atreet
crossing. The paasengera on the trolley
were returning from Columbia gardens.
Tha motorman, thinking everything was
clear, started across the railroad, track.
when freight car thrown by switch
engine struck It and crumbled it into
r , - Mayor Snnae Arrseted. - :',
!- .' - ' (Jearaal Ssadal servtae.1
' Chicago, Aug. II. Mayor Dunne was
a treated yesterday at Evanston for vio
lation of tha apeed ordinance while trav.
ellng in hie automobile. J The fine of tig
waa- paid by the chauffeur t on the
mayor'a advice,. '. - . ,,..'
X f'it-t-.j-; - - tv v -Ji':,' '-' ., ' , , .
- . lri"',',,,ii
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. H. D. Loveland.
Governor George C , Pardee -:(
Practically' All Dependencies in
Africa-. Openly '.Defying.
Kaiser's Authority. '.
COSTLY CAMPAIGN WAGED
j WITH NOTHING TO SHOW
Fifteen Thousand Troops Sent and
Sixty Millions In'. Money Spent-
Casualties , Increasing . With Sub-
jugation of Rebels Not in Sight.
-, . . (Jooraal oWlsI Scrvlea.) .
Berlin. Aug.- 11. The situation In the
German colonies of Africa la -worrying
the emperor and the government to a
greater extent than la generally sus
pected. Almost all the colonies are now
In revolt. The trouble Is due to the Oar
man colonial methods. ' .
The cruiser Adlet and reinforcements
of troops will be sent to East Africa.
Already 1S.00O troopa have been sent to
Africa and the campaign In aouthweet
Africa haa already coat I82.600.00o, with
practically nothing to show for it. It
haa also cost more than 1,009. German
lives. Among 'the killed were many
women and children who were massacred
by the tribeamen.
Casualties are Increasing.: Hundreds
of deaths from dlaeaae and In battle
have occurred within the last six weeks,
snd- a' startling fsct " Is that fewer men
were wounded than have died. In spite
of frequent reports of German victories
the subjugation of rebellious tribes, it
appeals, la no nearer. It ia said that
German troopa are In the habit of driv.
lng-the nativea over the British border
and then reporting a victory.
WRECKERS IN CONTROL
OF LABOR FEDERATION
(Joersal Bnedsl arne.t : -Chicago,
Aug. 11. Charles J. Cold,
recently elected preaident ef the Federa
tion of Labor, and his supporters failed
to appear at the union federation meet
ing yeaterday, with thr result that the
"wreckera" are In complete control and
a motion was passed to annul the alee,
tlon held last Sunday and an entirely
new set nt office re was chosen from the
rankf the- wreckers. -The action
means the disintegration of the Federa.
tlon of tabor, once one of the strongest
labor bodies of the country. '
E. A- Beala, .
6RAUD JURY 17ILL
District ' Attorney ' Heney Arrives
io rreaenx wore evidence
of Land Fraodsr
WILLIAMSON AND HIS
COMPANIONS UNDER FIRE
Their Dealings Certain to Be Sen
, tiniaed ' Closely Alleged Tamper-
ing With Wltnessea May Be In
veatigated as WelL - t . ' x
United - States Dletrtqt 1 Attorney
Heney, who returned yesterday from San
Francisco, refuses to give any Informa
tion ar to the line of Investigation thsl
will be followed by the new federal
grand Jury, which convenes' at10 o'clock
tomorrow-morning. To all inquiries on
the ' subject - Mn Heney smllljigjlyrs
pues: - -
"I'm sure I don't know.. Why don't
you dream something about HT"- -
It la certainly no dream that the op
erations of - Congressman Williamson,
Dr. ' Van Gesner and. Marlon R. Biggs
In government lands are to be subjected
to the grand Jury'a scrutiny, for nearly
all of the witnesses who.' appeared
against them in their -recent - trials are
again in tha city , in ' response to sub
poenas.- t This -' fact lend - strong con
tinuation to the. supposition that it la
the Intention, of. the district ttornsy 4o
reindict the "three defendanta, probably
on the charge of conspiracy to- defraud
the-government.'. . The former, indict
ment . was for conspiracy ' to - suborn
perjury .and - from ' the -nature of : the
charge -.the scope of the evidence was
much more circumscribed, than it would
be on a trial for-conspiracy to defraud
the government. ' ; ' ". ?
In his address to : the Juryiln - the
second Williamson trial District Attor
ney 'Heney openly declared his belief
that some of the government's witnesses
had been tampered ' with by the attor.
neys for the defense.- This haa led to
the conjecture that evidence tn aupport
of the charge may be submitted to the
grand Jury. . . - , ' :
It la reasonably certain that tha Jury
will be aaked -to consider evidence
against W. N. Jones, Thaddeus 8. Pot
ter and othera - who were indicted by
the former federal ; grand Jury on ac
count of their operations In lands in the
Sllets Indian reserve. ,That Indictment,
which was drawn by Oliver K. Pa gin,
waa quashed on account of fatal defects
In Its construction, and It is expected
that a-new indictment will be framed
which will be free from error.-
EDITOR CHARGED WITH '
;k ATTEMPT TO MURDER
v', '-.'."' (Jooraal Spadal Ben-Ire ) ..;
San Francisco, Aug. tl. Clarence lid
warda, -acting city- editor of the- San
Franclaco Chronicle, appeared - before
Judge Morgan's court this morning to
answer to the charge of assault with
Intent ' to ' commit murder. ' The com
plaining witness la Charlea Harwood, a
newspaper writer, wno changes that he
was shot by Edwards last night In the
editorial rooma of the Chronicle. The
shooting Is the result of an old feud.
The bullet was deflected by a button.
Harwood failed to appear, but It la be
lieved .ne will proaecute.
Manila, AuJ. 11. 1 .a Tat nartv thla
anernoon arrived at Overton from a
trip' Into tie tesrt of the nrovlnce of
aiinaa- . i r ' bnarded the
trans; , r a csbu.
President Hard at Work Arrar-s
lng a SatisTactoryCtS3-
ment of the Peace Con
' ference Problems.
ENVOYS CABLE PROPOSAL
Both Nations .Will Refuse Artitraa
, tion of Principles Involved, Thoch
- Minor Points " May Be Left ta
Tribunal Kaneko Pays Fifth VlfclJ
to Rooeevelt at Oyster Bay.'..,
- Oyster- Bay. Aug. tl.Bullettn. Be.
fore . Kaneko left thla place today he
aaid: ; "Japan -has offered Russia the
falreat terma ' any;-vletorioue:',natlon
could be expected to make."' Although
he, did not say ao in so many words,
these terms constituted an ultimatum.
His manner . bears ,- out . the Impression
that the question of peace or war rested
with Russia alone.
. Kaneko waa asked if he brought to
the preaident a measage from the Tokie -government
on the queetlonof indem
nlty '.and answered, l"No." He also de.
nled , that the preeldent 'bommunlcated
anything important to him.; .
. Secretary Loeb returned today from,
hie vacation In the .Yellowstone park.
"' .'v.- Waei'ssl gaumi atea. '
Portamoutb, Aug. II. Envoys are
today discussing by cable with their
governments, the auggestiona made by
Preaident Roosevelt. The preaident did ,
not Interfere with the negotiations, but
whatever action he has taken has been
upon the initiative of .Japan. - The rea
son, for the . circuitous routs is .the
natural hesitation of the Japanese en
voy a to approach the Ruesiaae directly,
though their efforts might be. miscon
strued. :-, - ' -i - - ,' ',.. -'
Witt this morning said that It was
IffllilllT -111 Hl nf sskmlttlng .tn J
Hague- tribunal tha questions of inaeui
bethat concessions may bring about a
final adjustment Of details, .bringing the
negotiations to an end. but neither eld
will submit to -tha Hague any queAtlona
involving principle. Tha Japanese and
Kusslans must settle their present dif
ferences without the eld of European
countries, or .there - will be no settle
ment. ';. ': - .' -. -
Partial arbitrations of the polnte the
commissioners are unable to settle may
result The legal advisor of ona of the
commissions thinks that a board -appointed
by the belligerents may deelde j
upon the value of the concessions, re- -
missions and kindred things.. -
Wltte - stated this , afternoon that
Roosevelt had tendered his ' good of- .
flees through Baron .Roaen in the in-
-sets of peace, Hard as the Japanese
terms may be and unyielding aa tha
Russians are,-it la said that -the per
sonal influence of the president - la
counted here as the moat powerful ln-tereet-for-
peeee. There . have, been a,
number of situations during the eon- "
ference. apparently Juat as hard as the
present threatened deadlock, and they
have alwaya been smoothed over by
Roosevelt's tact and he believes that he
can do. aa much at thla time.
Kaneko made hie fifth vlait to the
president st Oyster Boy thla morale .-,
It is believed the president asked h! t
to secure greater. - concessions . fro. i
Japan for Russia, notably lowering toe
demand for Indemnity by a few millions.
Oeaetal Strike Ordered Beoanae StVji
ef Poles Are Slsregarded.
(Jearaal Special Sarvtee.1
Warsaw, Aug. 11. A general strltta
throughout Poland haa begun as a pro-
teat against the disregard of tho rights
of the Poles in the scheme for a repre
sentative assembly. The Vistula, rail-
war employes left, the tralna atandlng
In the atatlons and Intermediate points.
Martial law . haa . seen declared
throughout the entire Baltic province
of Courtland. , . -
Cossacks opposed a - detachment . of
armed Soclallats trying to enter the city
and killed eight Socialists and arrested
others. - Factory employes and more rail-
road men nave joined the strike.
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COrJVENES AT SANTA CHl'I
'iSpachil D tape tea te Tke eearaet.)
Santa. Cms. Aug. 1. The twen-ty-flrst
annual grand council of the
Toung Men's Institute, Psolflo Jurtsdla-
tion. opened today with solesis hlfh
maaa at the Holy Cross church, ksv. r.
J. Fisher, celebrant, who also preached
a sermon. - ,' . - .
This afternoon st the Caalno, Grand
Preeldent Fltagerald opened the oouncll
and appointed committees. This even
ing a reception will be held under the
auspices of St. Agnew s Institute. ,
CASTRO PREPAHIO FC.T
war with a::ziE t: '
Uoorssl special BsrHes.)
New Tork. Aug. 11. Venesu
placed ordera In Europe for t
beats, guns and ammunition at a
tlt00,eoe. Aa American retr
7, .t. lm authority f r 1
ffim.w. - ,
nent that Preaident Castro
eently trt e we -
v.kMa.' It II k I I t 1
heM f tie.. a-' -fa.journ
as a . 1 e
re'- jnt J.oeev i t- f
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