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NEWS OFJHE WEEK
la a Condensed Form for Cur
A Resume of the Lees Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
.The peace conference will meet in
Pope Pius- has advised Catholics to
go into politics.
France and Germany have agreed
to a conference on Morocco.
- Police stopped the president's chaffenr
for exceeding the speed limit.
Cossacks have killed many -wounded
Japanese in Bed Cross hospitals. ' . .
: Pittsburg steel workers threaten to
strike. Five thousand men are in
volved. The Japanese are forcing the Rus
siansl outposts to retreat by flanking
The president is hastening peace ne
gotiations to prevent another big battle
if possibble. .
Liffhtninir struck ' a tank at Lima.
Ohio, containing 33,000,000 barrels of
oil. The loss is placed at $zuo,uuu.
The postmaster general and Minister
Obaldia, of Panama, have signed a
postal treaty between the two countries.
The Chinese government has deco
rated John Barrett, minister to Colom
bia. for his services with the Chinese
exhibit at the St. Louis fair -?
It is estimated that the influx of im
migrants has : reduced to the verge of
destitution 100,000 English speaking
families on the New York East Side.
Rioting by Chicago teamsters has
again caused trouble,
' England has just added two new bat
tleshisp to her navy.
Bailway officials say they can run
trains from New York to Chicago in 14
Russia has tried to change the peace
conference to The Hague, but Japan
would not consent.
Germany and France have both ex
plained their positions to Roosevelt
and seek his support.
Mayor Dunne, of Chicago, will . ask
the city council to construct 100 miles
of street raliway lines to be operated by
" The Japanese have successfully float
ed two Russian battleships Bunk at
Port Arthur and work is almost com
plete to save a third. .
Tt -wnnld now seem that a Drince of
the house of Bernadotte will be selected
to rule Norway, King Oscar not being"!
opposed to such an arrangement.
Dowie has practically completed ar
rangements for the purchase of 1,000,
000 acres of land in Mexico, and i
tropical Zipn City is to be established.
' General Maximo Gomez, the idol of
the Cuban populace, and the one man
above all others to whom the little
- island republic owes its existence, is
dead. He was 74 yeara old.
The Franco-German -dispute about
Morocco nears a crisis.
General Maximo Gomez is very low
and may die at any time.' - -
Norway is likely to become a repub
lic, as no one desirable for a king is
willing to accept.
The next step in the Far Eastern
peace negotiations will be the signing
of an armistice by the generals com
manding on the field of hostilities
" Governor Brady, of Alaska, wants to
attend the Lewis and Clark fair, but
Secretary Hitchcock has - ordered him
to remain at "his post for the present,
as he may be needed.
The Federal grand jury at Chicago
has turned in a number of indictments
against beef trust offiicals, but particu
lars will not be given out until the
jury has finished its work. ; ; -
Not a man was saved from the Rua
sian battleship Alexander III, and but
one each from the battleships Borodino
and Navarin, sunk by the Japanese .in
the battle of the sea of Japan.
President Boosevelt is striving to
prevent another big battle in ManchU'
ria before peace is concluded.
Commissioner Richards, of the Gen'
eral Land office, has been ordered to
Portland to attend the land fraud trials
and lend assistance to the prosecution
A- number of clerks are alio being sent
- The kaiser is planning to become
; master of Europe. -
.Turkish troops have 'completely ex-
. terminated a Macedonian insurgent
Japan's peace terms have been out-
- lined and will be moderate.
: Grand Duke Alexis and Admiral
Avellan, heads of the Russian navy,
Missouri railroads have united in en
joining the sstate lrom - enforcing the
maximum rate law. ;
A case of plague has been reported on
vessel arriving at Manchester, . Eng
land, from Buenos Ay res.
JUDGE FACES DISGRACE.
New York Legislature ' Will Remove
Supreme Justice Hooker.
New York, June 20. For the first
time in its history, the legislature of
New York will meet in special session
this summer for the purpose of form
ally expelling a justice of the Supreme
The last time that this power of the
legislature was invoked was during the
exposures following Tweed's downfall,
when three Supreme court justices who
had worked hand in hand with the old
Tammany boss, were stripped of their
udicial ermine. But that was at a
The machinery of the law is now be
ing invoked by a Republican governor
to enable a legislature overwhelmingly
Republican in both branches to retire a
The person who will be removed is
Warren B.' Hooker, ; long a congress
man and longer still an influential Re
publican politician in the upper section
of the state. There is not a doubt in
the world but that he will be put out,
and every big Republican in the state
has begged and implored him to resign,
but he is stubborn.
New York state rewards its judicial
officers more itberally than any other
section of the Union. In New York
city a justice of the Supreme court re
ceives $17,500 a year for 14 years, with
a court day lasting from 11 to 1, and
to 3 :30 or 4, together with nearly
four months' vacation in summer. And
the United States Supreme court, , the
highest judicial tribunal in the land,
only pays $10,000. Hooker is an "up
state judge," but was transferred here
by the governor soon after he ascended
the bench, and, in consequence, is paid
highly as the men who were elected
by the city voters. -
The charges against Hooker are
many, and are involved in the case
against Machan, the celebrated, or
rather, notorious, postal official.
Hooker's young - nephew wanted
money to go through college.. Hooker
had him appointed a clerk in a post-
office. He never did any work,- but he
drew the salary. -
A man in the district owed Mrs
Hooker, wife of the judge, $2,600. , He
was promptly . appointed a letter car
rier,-, and each month turned over his
check to 'Mrs. Hooker. This man ad
mitted on the stand that he never did
any work for the government and never
expected to. He simply adopted an
easy way, suggested to him, to pay off
bill. ' :
A building owned by the judge was
leased by the government for a post-
oihce at what was admittedly an ex
orbitant rental. Despite this the
amount was twice raised at intervals
of a few months.
SPY OUT TRADE CONDITIONS.
Government Sends Out Five Special
Agents to Foreign Countries.
Washington, June 20. The depart
ment of Commerce and Labor has com
pleted preparations for ; sending five
special agents . abroad to investigate
trade -conditions, with the object of
promoting the foreign commerce of the
United States. The five agents selected
are: iTolessor- Lincoln Hutchinson.
University of California; Charles M
Pepper; Harry R. Burrill; Raymond F
Crist and Dr. Edward Bedloe.
As the appropriation is only $30,-
000, it was decided to limit the several
fields of investigation in order that the
best results may be obtained for pre
sentation to congress early in tne ap
proaching "tession. Messrs. Burrill
and Crist will go to the Orient. Pro
fessor Hutchinson will go to South
America, and has already entered upon
his work. He will visit all the ports
of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of
that continent. ,
Mr. Pepper will go to Canada, and
subsequently to Mexico, extending his
investigations to the Central American
countries. Dr. Bedloe will be sent to
the West Indies, Venezuela, British,
Dutch and French Guiana. It is ex
pected that the' investigation will be
completed in the field by the close of
the present year, and that all of the
agents will have their final reports
ready tor congress in January., j .
Millions From Alaska.'
Seattle, June 20. "According to
cablegram received by Jamse D. Hoge,
$2,000,000 in gold is stored in his Bank
of Nome awaiting shipment on the
fleet that will soon start back for this
port. - Another $1,000,000 is held by
otner bants. The Scandinavian-Ameri
can bank has been notified that $1,
000,000 in gold is on its way to that
institution. The Union Trust & Sav
ings bank has $500,000 to come. The
Wild Goose mining company, of San
Francisco, has a large amount, besides
much for local institutions.
: Swedish Prince for the Throne.
Stockholm, June 20. It is openly
asserted tnat the plan to have a Swed-
lish prince ascend the throne of Norway
has been perfected, and that it will be
brought before the Riksdag soon. King
Oscar, according to those who are cog
nizant of the plan, will protest at first,
but will finally reluctantly consent. It
is positive that one of the conditions
to be expected will be that the Nor
wegian fortifications on the Swedish
frontier be dismantled.
- Fatal Explosion in Colliery.
Ekaterinoslav, Southern Russia, June
20. Five hundred persons were killed
in the explosion which occurred at the
I van colliery at Khartsisk, -belonging
to the Russian Donets company.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
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SCHOOL LAND FRAUD.
State Wilt Hold Back Titles to Large
: Tract in Oregon.
Saiem John De Laittre, a Minneap
olis banker, appeared before the state
land board last week to show himself
and members of his family to be the
innocent purchasers of 20,000 acres of
state land sold to various persons in
1900 through the mediumship of H. H.
Turner and A. T. Kelliher. The board
s not entirely satisfied with the
showing made and gave him until July
25 to submit further evidence. . At that
time the board will probably make
known its policy regarding the issuance
of deeds to holders of state land certi-
ficates-which have been fraudulently
obtained. '.'.. ' - .
At the meeting of the board an order
was also made which' will result in a
test mandamus suit being brought to
determine whether an innocent purch
aser of a land sale certificate is entitled
to a deed, even though the certificate
was fraudulently obtained. This order
was made at the request of W. H.
Holmes, who came before the board as
the attorney for the unnamed client.
He presented two certificates of sale, is
sued upon applications bearing the
names of H. A. Wild and I. U. Girard,
and sworn to before H. H. Turner, the
notary public, who is supposed to be
under indictment , for his connection
with state land transactions. The two
certificates are from a large number
which Mr. Holmes said are hypothecat
ed in a Chicago bank.
KREBS MEETS WITH SUCCESS.
Hop Raisers are Signing Up for Big
Pool for 1906.
Salem President Krebs, of the Ore
gon Hopholders' association, has re
turned from St. Paul, in the north end
of this county, where a meeting of
growers was held. Mr. Krebs says that
about 45 growers were present and that
all sigrfed agreements to transfer their
1905 crop of hops to a corporation of
growers to be formed at Salem at some
future date. Committees were appoint
ed to secure similar agreements from
those growers in the St. Paul district
who were not present. ,
Mr. Krebs says that the movement
for the organization of a 'growers' cor
poration' is meeting with much greater
success than lie anticipated. . In the
Independence district, all but three
growers have signed agreements to
transfer their hops to the corporation.
The enthusiasm with which the grow
ers are taxing up tne project convinces
Mr. Krebs that 95 per cent of the 1905
crop will be in the hands of the corpor
The plan is to have the affairs of the
corporation managed by a board of di
rectors composed of growers elected
from the various districts by the grow
Year of Growth at 'Varsity.
University of Oregon, Eugene The
class that was graduated this year is
not the largest class ever graduated by
tne University of Oregon, there - being
41 members only, but the increase in
attendance and the general character ot
work done is such as caused every
alumni to approve of the regime-of
President P. L. Campbell. - One of ihe
greatest changes made, in the universi
ty during the past year was the adop
tion of the partially free elective sys
tem, lnat change was made as a re
sult -of the firm growth of state high
schools, thus making it possible for the
university not only to abolish the pre
paratory department," but also to place
the student upon his own responsibility
in vnoosmg a course oi study.
One Bar Made Easier.
Independence The government
dredger in the river below here has
completed its work on the bar and will
go on down the river to smaller ob
structions. The work is expected to
be completed by July 1. No work will
be done above this point this year. A
Channel 35 feet wide at the bottom and
45 at the top is being cut. This will
give four feet of water during low water
and will enable the boats to make the
run between Salem and this place
throughout the summer, which has not
been possible heretofore. -
Silverton Sawmill .Sold.
, Silverton The King sawmill, to
gether with 700 acres of timber land,
has been sold to William J. Swinson,
of Minnesota, for a cash consideration
of $11,500. A The 700 acres of land is
said to be one of the best bodies of
timber " in' this vicinity, averaging
about 1,500,000 'of first grade fir to
each 40 acres. Mr. Swinson is an ex
perienced millman and will continue
to operate the mill after making some
Wheat Club, 8283c per bushel;
bluestem, 8889c; valley, 85c.
.", Oats No. 1 white, feed, $30 per ten;
Hay Timothy, $1416 per . ton;
clover, $1112; grain, $1112; cheat,
Eggs Oregon ranch, 19c per dozen.
Butter Fancy creamery, 17
21)c per pound.
Strawberries, $1.251.50 per crate.
Apples Table, $1.502.50 per box.
Potatoes Oregon, fancy, old, $1.25
1.35; Oregon, new, $1.60. '
Hops Choice, 1904, 1921c per
pound. - '- '
Wool Eastern Oregon, best, 1923c
per pound; valley, 26 27c; mohair,
TITLE CLAIMED BY STATE
Klamath County Land Good Now Only
-. tor Hay; ' .-
Salem The state of Oregon has as
serted title to 4,500 acres of - land in
the vicinity of Swan lake. Klamath
county, and questions the right of about
a dozen settlers to acquire the land
from the government under the home
stead laws. In order to determine the
rights of the state and the settlers, the
government has assigned a special agent
at Klamath Falls to go with State Land
Agent Oswald West and ascertain the
character of the land. :
Thongh the state's claim is adverse
to the settlers, there is no intention on
the part of the state land board to oust
the settlers from their homes. On the
contrary, the assertion of the state's
claim will be a protection to the set
tlers, for it will remove all doubt as to
the validity of their title. If the in
vestigation should result' in a decision
tnat tne state's, claim is good, all bona
fide homestead entrymen will be given
an opportunity to buy from the state at
the minimum price of $1 per acre.
mere is room lor dispute as to the
character of the land. It is low and
for a considerable part of the year is
covered with water. Late in the sum
mer the water recedes sufficiently to
permit hay harvesting, and the settlers
save a crop for winter feed. In many,
and perhaps all instances, the settlers
cannot live on the land all the year, for
the reason that it overflows. If it is in
fact swamp land, the settlers could
never acquire valid title through their
nomestead entries, the experience of
the "Warner valley settlers being an il
lustration of the outcome of an effort of
that kind. Some of the settlers realize
tne condition of their title and are de
sirous that the state press its claim in
order that they may know whether they
can secure tne land from the govern
ment or not. If tney cannot, the soon
er they find it out the less will be their
loss. If they can, the determination of
that fact will leave them with indis
in the case of the Warner vallev
lands the state sold the swamp lands to
men otner than the settlers, and litiga
tion Has thus far resulted adversely to
the settlers. In this instance the state
will settle the question of title before
selling the land, and then, if it be de
cided that the state owns the land un
J XI 1 1 . . . .
uer me swamp land grant, will give
bona fide homesteaders - a chance to
HAY HARVEST IN LANE COUNTY,
Vetch Has Come Into Popular Favor
and is Raised Generally.
, Eugene Farmers in this county are
nearly ail in tne midst of hay harvest,
and for two weeks all energy will be
directed towards putting in the hay for
market or for winter use. The crop is
the best that has been seen here for
years.- All kinds of grass has grown
better than usual and -on account of a
shortage a year ago there is an in
' There is an immense amount of
vetch, which has proven to be one of
the best' fodder crops ever introduced
here, for the triple reason that it is
very nourishing, yields a heavy crop
and enriches rather than impoverishes
tne land. Its use .has become general
and nearly every farmer raises more oT
less of it.
r Less grain will be cut for hay than
usual, on account of the abundance Of
the purely hay crops.
Continue Normal School.
Pendleton 4 At a meeting of the
board of regents of the Eastern Oregon
Normal school, held here, it was decid
ed to continue the institution, regard
less of state assistance. Funds will be
solicited from private sources, and the
board announces that over half of the
amount needed has been promised. A
committee consisting of President R.
E. French, G. W. Proebstel and P. A.
Worthington, secretary of the board,
was appointed to secure the funds nec
essary : for the maintenance ; of the
No Warrants for Supplies.
Salem All advertisements for sup
plies for the state institutions will
hereafter contain the provision that the
supplies will be paid for 'with certifi
cates of allowance, for which warrants
will be issued when an appropriation
becomes available. This provision will
be inserted so that those who furnish
supplies will know what they are to
get, and cannot afterward say that they
made their bids with the expectation
of receiving warrants.
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First Crop of Alfalfa Cut.
Pendleton F. B. Holbrook, manager
of the Oregon Land & Water company,
of Irrigon, was in the city last week at
tending - the good roads convention
air. uoiDrooK says tnat tne first crop
of alfalfa in his vicinity has been cut
and stacked, and that the second crop
is already a foot high. Strawberries in
that section are nearly gone, and black
cap raspberries are on the wane, having
been ripe tor several weeks.
Grain Ready for Threshers.
Milton A number of farmers north
and east of this place have binders at
work binding their grain, which is al
most ripe enough to thresh. While it
may be bound before it is entirely ripe,
the berries are perfeclty formed, and
while yet in the dough it ripens in the
stack. . The yield of grain being bound
;n i p i -i
win oe iar aDove tne average, as crop
conditions nave so - far this year been
ideal in tnis vicinity. .
Eighteen People Killed and Sixteen
Others Badly Injured.
Baltimore, Md., June 19. Eighteen
. persons are known to have been killed
ana a score more injured tonignt in a
train wreck on the Western Maryland
railroad about a quarter Tf a mile from
Patapsco, a small station between
Westminster and - Finksburg. - Pas
senger train No. 6, westbound, was
running at a very high rate of speed
when at the point named it crashed in
to a double header .freight running east.
All three of the engines were reduced to
scrap iron, two baggage and .express
cars smashed and a number of the
freight cars splintered. The passenger
coaches sustained , little injury and
almost without exception their occur
pants ecsaped with nothing worse than
a bad shaking up.
The fatalities occurred among the
crews of the engines and workmen em
ployed by the railroad. Not being reg
ular passengers they had boarded the
baggage cars and engine. Those in the
baggage cars were badly mangled and
the crews of all three engines were
killed outright. -
The three coaches in the passenger
train remained on the track and none
of the passengers was seriously hurt,
all but a few escaping with a .bad
shake-Ut and bruises. As soon as
word of the accident was received a
special train with physicians was' sent
out from here and by 9 o'clock the in
jured were being conveyed to hospitals.
The patients were distributed between
City hospital, St. Joseph's and others
near the railroad. - ,
'DON'T BE TOO HARD ON US.'
Plea of Russian Papers to Japan
Some Suspect America. .
St. Petersburg, June 19. The press
of. all shades of opinion is discussing
Japan's probable terms and .. declares
with practical unanimity for a continu
ation of the war rather than the accept
ance' of humiliating conditions. In
Uhis the newspapers are upheld by pub
lic opinion, . which is steering around
to support of the war policy if Japan's
terms prove too hard.
Only the Nashi Shisn advises Russia
that she need not balk at the payment
of an indemnity, the cession of the
Sakhalin islands, the renunciation of
her right to keep warships in Far East
ern waters or the surrender of Vladi
vostok, but the paper holds that Russia
must retain Northern' Manchuria and
the Vladivostok railroad.
The Bourse Gazette draws a gloomy
picture of Russia's relations with
France, Great Britain, 'Germany and
Austria. The Novoe Vremya and the
reactionary Sviet sound ' notes against
the United States. The Novoe Vremya
reiterates that Russia's chief enemies
in the Far East are not the Japanese,
but the British and the Americans, on
account of their commercial rivalry,
while the Sviet objects to Washington
as the place of meeting of the pleni
potentiaries, declaring that the atmos
phere there is unfriendly, and asserting
that Russia's representatives will be
subjected to prejudical influences in
the capitol of the enemy's ally.
BAD AIR IN THE SUBWAY.
Scientist States that Gases May Ex
plode as in Mines.
TSew York, June 19. Foulness of air
in the subway has reached the satge
when the fainting of women is of al
most daily occurrence and the indica
tions are that as the summer advances
conditions will grow worse.. Nicola
Tesla makes a statement that indicates,
that the poisonous character-of the sub
way air is not its most dangerous
characteristic, but that it is really a
violently explosive union of gases that
may at any time cause such a catas
trophe as is occasionally reported from
deep mines. Tesla. in his statement
says. in part: -
' The danger to which I refer lies in
the possibility of generating an explos
ive mixture by electrolytic decomposi
tion and - thermic disassociation of
water through direct currents ued in
the operation of the cars. Such pro
cess might go on for hours and days
without being noticed, and with cur
rents of this kind it is scarcely practi
cable to avoid it altogether. '
England Stands Ready.
London, June 19. It is probable that
the crisis that Germany is forcing upon
the nations of Europe will soon assume
a new phase. Every move thus far
made by the kaiser has been aimed at
France, although chiefly designed to
damace British interests. The Britinh
government has not the slightest desire
the . shelter itself behind its more
exposed neighbor. There is reason
to believe that Lord Lansdowne
will soon take occasion to make Eng
land's position clear and the direct
: Yellow Fever in Panama.
Panama, June 19. The greatest ex
citement prevails here over the sudden
increase in the number of cases of. yel
low fever which have been discovered
Residents of the city as well as the la
borers of the isthmian canal are much
alarmed over the spread of the disease
that has been made recently. ' Samuel
Davis, a former detective sergeant of
New York, who was brought here by
President Amador to reorganize the po
lice force, died last night. '
Big Pay for Wallace.
Panama, June 19. It is reported
that Chief Engineer G. F. Wallace, of
the canal commission, wbo left here
some time ago to go the United .States,
may not return. It is said he has been
offered a position with a railway in the
United States that will pay him $60,-
- J 000 a year.
Torrid Weather la East Prostrates
TWELVE DEATHS ARE EEPORTEH
Dwellers in Cities Flee to Seashore
, for 1 heir Lives Children
New York, June 20. Many prostra- .
tions and four deaths, the latter all of :
young children, accompanied the re
newal of yesterday's torrid tempera
ture, aggravated by a high degree of
humidity in the early hours of today
At 12:30 P. M. the thermometer mark
ed 88 degrees with every indication off
a further rise, but soon afterwards re
lief came in the shape of a cool breeze?
e 1 1 -
irum ine sea, accompanied by a rapid,
fall in temperature and humidity, .
which continued steadily until tonight,
when the air was almost, inn iiiiv f-
the comfort of the thousands who had
fled to the seaside resorts to escape the
heat of the mornin?. Nowhnrn in ).
city was the suffering so intense as in.
tne .cast &we tenement section, where
little preparation had been made for it
Ordinarily such days do not come until
eariy in duiy. from nundreds of stuffy
tenements, thousands -of children
swarmed into the street, many of them
half clad and others struggling to rid
themselves of such fragments of winter
garments as still clung to their little
bodies. Mothers with hatrtrard facett;
peered out of lofty windows and shriek
ed in vain for their little ones to come?
in. The police were constantly-called
upon to quell infantile riots, and scorea
of children were reported lost at night
fall. Eight Deaths in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg. June 20. At.
the government thremometer rpcinternrt .
89 deg., and was rising steadily. One
death and several prostrations were re
ported, up to noon. ..- The maximum
reached by the government thermome
ter was 92. This evening at 8 o'clock
it was down to 85. with
showers and cooler weather tomorrow
In the district including Pittsburg, Al-
legneny and McKeeeport there were
eight deaths and six prostrations report
ed up to 11 o'clock tonicht and
doubt others were not reported.
Several Prostrated in Washington.
Washington, June 20.- Several" per
sons were prostrated by the heat in
Washington today. None of the cases-
was serious. The temperature rose-
steadily from 4 A. M. nntil nearly 1 P.
M., when a storm threatened and somet
relief followed. The maximum tem
perature recorded by the Weather bu
reau was 93 degrees.
iowa farms Under water.
Mississippi River Threatens to Swamp
- Des Moines, la., June 20. The Mis
sissippi river is out of its banks from.
Clinton to Davenport. Thousands of
acres are inundated, and the crop and
property loss will run up inte the hun
dreds of thousands. The situation at
Muscatine and Clinton is critical. A
rise of another foot will flood part ' of
the streets in both cities.. The river is
now rising at the rate of about one inch
per hour. ' -
The. Pleasure island at Davenport was-
surrounded - today, several thousand
people who had gone there on the elec
tric line having to be removed by boat,
the road having been covered. The-
river is rising at Dubuque, but is rising
more rapidly at - Burlington and Keo
kuk, where the danger is apprehended'.
Hundreds of men are working on the
levees at Muscatine, the water threat
ening to break through at any time.
ENVOYS TO CHOOSE PLACE.
President Will Not Intercede in BehalF
of Any City. .
Washington, June ' 20, President
Roosevelt today received the invitation
of Governor Uhamberlain and - Mayor
Williams to have the peace commis
sion meet at Portland, if it is decided,
to leave- Washington after the first
formal meeting. It is said at the
White house that the president will -not
. advise the commission on that "
point, as he does not feel that it i&
within the proprieties of the situation
to do so. He will leave the selection
of a place of meeting outside Washing
ton to the envoys, only taking care that
ample provision is made lor their com- ' 1
fort and convenience while in session.
Log Raft Across Ocean.
San Francisco, June 20.- A log raft
containing 10,000,000 of spars and pil
ing is to be towed across the Pacific to
-Shanghai during the summer. This i
the giganic plan of a new company just
organized under the laws of British Co
lubntfa, which is to be a brunch of the
Robertson Raft company, of this city..
At the head of the concern is H. R.
Roberts n, who is said to have , been,
very successful in rafting lumber from
northern points to San Francisco. .
Must Leave Port Arthur. '
Chefoo, June 20. American and:
European firms still in Port Arthur
have been notified by the Japanese au
thorities to departjmd to remove their
merchandise. Many of the firms are
now arranging to charter steamers for