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NEWS OF THE
In I Condensed Form for Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
The Pan-American congress
session at Rio Janeiro, Brasil.
Germany says she has no intention
of interfering with Russia e affairs.
The csar is bolding down t‘ e capital
with an immense army and will form a
Russell Sage is dead. He leaves a
fortune of about »100,000,000, most of
which will go Jo charity.
Ry order of the president the provis
ions ol the eight-hour law have been
extended to the Navy department.
BALANCE FAVORS ISLANDS.
Philippine Exports Exceed Imports
First Time Since Annexation.
Czar Places Russia Back Under His
Own Despotic Rule.
Washington, July 24.—Tbe two most
noteworthy featuree of the commercial
returns of the Philippine islands for
1905 are a balance in favor of the is
lands for the first calendar year period
in the history ot the American occupa
tion, and the advance of American
goods to tbe first rank in the import
trade. The favorable trade balance is
duo to increased export values, which
aggregated »83,454,744, or more than
»4 000,000 in exceee of the exports for
An increase of »500,000 in
American trade in 1905 with the is
lands, combined with a decline in rice
imports, gives to the United States the
lead, and in view of the anticipated
further decline in the demand for for
eign rice in the islands, the United
States is expected to continue to in
crease its lead.
The increase ot »2,000,000 in the
imports from the United States in the
last five years is largely made up of
imports ot iron and steel and their
manufactures; cotton, raw and manu
factured. and illuminating oil. The
iron and steel trade approximated »3,-
000,000 in value. Great Britain gained
most in the iron and steel trade with
the islands, but the United States takes
the leal, whereas Great Britain was
formerly in the lead.
There is still
great room for improvement in the ex
ports from the United States to the is
The state of Michigan has just won a
suit against the Michigan Central rail
way involving »4,000,000 in back taxes.
The taxes covered the years from
185« to 1894.
CANNED MEAT EXPORTS.
A westbound passenger train on the
Great Northern was wrecked 30 miles Japan Used Large Quantities During
from Spokane at Diamond lake. Part
War With Russia.
of the train went into the lake and
Washington, July 24.—Complete fig
seven persons were drowned.
ures of the experts of American canned
A collision betweena freight and pas meats for the past fiscal year are ehowu
senger on the Seaboard Airline near today in a statement issued by the de
Raleigh, N. C., resulted in the death of partment of Commerce and Labor. The
20 persons and the injury of 24. Of value of canned meats exported from
the killed 12 were colored, and 19 col the United States in June, 1906, was
ored people were injured.
»461,100, against »797,127 in June,
A general strike has been ordered in 1905, and in the fiscal year 1906. »9,-
233,410, against »9,977,045 in 1905.
Russia in August.
The figures for the fiasel year 1906
Dreyfus has been decorated with a included: Canned beef, »6,430,446:
cross of the Legion of Honor.
canned pork, »1,215,85,7; and othe*
There has been a wholesale slaughter canned meats, »1,587,107. The quan
tity of canned beef exported in tbe fis
of blacks by Germane in Africa
cal year was 64,523,350 pounds, as
Perpetual daylight in Alaska serious against 66,688,568 pounds in 1905.
ly interferes with wireless telegraphy.
The reduction in exports occurred al
Another row has broken out in the most exclusively in the shipments to
government printing office at Washing Japan, which country took
amounts of American beef during the
ton, D. C.
wai, but greatly decreased her imports
AF rench woman has been arrested
on the disbandment of the army. The
in Paris for robbery.
exports to Japan during the fiscal year
her plunder in a wooden leg.
1906 were 2,306,583 pounds, against
The warehouses of the International 14,687,165 pounds in 1905, and in the
Harvester company at Sterling, Illinois, month of June, 1906, were 34,412
have been destroyed by fire.
Loes, pounds, against 3,612,188 pounds in
The United Kingdom was the great
Fire almost totally destroyed the
plant of the United States Leather com est buyer of canned beef, exports to
pany at Prentiss, Wisconsin. The lose that country
pounds for the fi'cal year, but decreas
is placed at »600,000.
ing for the month of June, 1906,
Henceforth the canal commission
will pay all laborers in silver.
YEARN FOR OLD HOME.
change was made on account of West
Indian negroes, who would rather
No Houses for Hundreds Who Would
starve than spend gold.
Return to San Francisco.
Two Vienna doctors called in coneul
tation on a case dieagreed and a duel
followed. Both were wounded and sent
to the hospital. In tne meantine the
patient recovered without medical as
It is believed the cxar will dissolve
Suppression of newspapers caused a
riot in St. Petersburg.
Peace has been signed among the
Central American republics.
The last of the ladrone chiefs in the
Philippines has surrendered.
Germany proposes to exclude Ameri
can canned meat of every description.
A revolution in Mexico is threat
ened. inspired by hostility to Ame.i
The National Livestock exchange de
nounces the reports recently made on
the meat packing industry.
John D. Rockefeller will be arrested
immediately on hie arrival in the
He has sailed for this
The whole city of
has been destroyed by
flagration has rendered
homelees, who are also
fire. The con
Meager reports have been received of
a fierce fire in Yokohama, Japan. More
than a thousand houses were d. stroyed
and some life is known to have beer-
The capital of Alaska has been moved
from Sitka to Juneau.
Scotland will try to induce parlia
ment to grant home rule.
A forest fire in Calaveras county
threatns destruction to California’s big
The bishop of Zululand accuses the
British troops of wantonly killing many
Santos Dumont has a new airship
which he believes an improvement over
anything yet built.
The mayor of Socorro, Tex., says re
ports of the recent earthquake wer»
Santo Domingo will borrow »20,000,
000 and pay all outstanding claims.
Germany and Austria will help tbe
cxir if another revolution breaks out.
The National Pure Food convention
endorsed the stand taken by President
Roosevelt on tbe pure food law.
General Stoessel, commander of Port
Arthur, during the Russo-Japanes«
war, has been sentenced to death by e
military commission for surrendering
to the Japanese.
San Francisco, July 24. — San Fran
cisco's greatest need is homes.
oeople who were driven from tbe city
at the time of the disaster are eager to
return, several thousand laborers are
imperatively needed to aid in the work
of rebuilding, but there are no houses
The rehabilitation commit
tee has set to work to furnish relief,
but the resources at its command will
admit of only slight assistance. This
committee will build some 3,000 homes
for workmen, but this will not even
serve to bouse the thousands still liv
ing in tents.
It is to individual initiative that the
city must look.
Evidences that this
/Ill be forcthcoming are beginning to
In the Richmond district, tbe sec-
'ion located between Golden Ga'e park
and the neck of the bay, several homes
are being erected and have been rented
Still it is to the stretch of land south
if Market street that the people must
look for the rebuilding of homes in suf
ficient quantity to solve the problem.
Here dwelt the thousands of tbe city’s
poorest and it is to this section that
they wish to return.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
GOOD WAGES IN HAYFIELDS.
BEST IN UNION.
Klamath Basin Farmers Pay $2 Per Iowa Expert Says Dairying Conditions
Excel His State.
Day and Board.
Salem—That Oregon can produce
Klamath Falla--Laboring men can
do well in Klamath basin.
Haying butter cheaper than any other state iu
has liought on a tremendous demand the Union and that Oregon creamery
for men of brawn, and wages started at men are nevertheleae figuring ou im
»2 a day and Foard in the hayfields. porting cream from Minueaota, were
Mason, Davis A Co , contractors on the startling assertions made at a dairy
canal, promptly met the wage with tbe men's meeting here last week.
Professor McKay, of the dairy de
additional inducement of an eight-hour
partment of Hie Iowa State Agricultural
day, and farmers generally realise that
college, was the principal speaker. He
an eight-hour day in caring for a crop said that although hie state produces
of alfalfa would hardly do.
It is a more butter than any other state, he
bumper crop of hay that is being cut in freely acknowledged that this is a more
this county, too, and many randies re advantageous region for dairying, for
port that tonnage of from (our to five the reason that ttie climate is less sub
tons is not unusual.
ject to such extreme conditions.
With all of this vast production, ap said Oregon should not import a pound
pearances indicate that good prices will of butter, hut should bo an exporter
lie rtallied, as there are more animals when tliat product can be ship|>ed to
to be fed than ever before.
Especially New York for 2 cents a pound and to
will the demand for hay suitable for Liverpool for 2‘y cents. He urged tbe
horses be called for in large quantity extension of dairying as a means of re
for tlA* animals employed iu construct taining (arm fertility.
ing canals, laterals and other portions
Director James Withycombe, of the
of the government work and building Oregon experiment station, said that
the railroads reaching this way for the the dairy products in tiiis state, this
tonnage the valley is to produce.
The year will have a value of »8,000,01X1
government has decided to Luild the and in a few years dairying will sur
second unit of its canal without asking pass lumtiering, which is now our
foi further bids on tbe work and will greatest wealth producing industry.
immediately proceed to equip the addi He said that one creamery operator is
tional camps necessary for that work. figuring ou importing cream from Min
The wages ol men at the government nesota. and deplored such a condition,
camps has been increased to correspond when tire Willamette valley will pro
with that offered by farmers and the dues 10 to 15 tout of green corn feed or
30 tons of green alfalfa per acre.
Work on the canal system is now go
Dairy Commissioner J. W. Bailey
ing ahead rapidly. D C. Henny, su spoke in a similar »train, saying that
pervising engineer, who succeeded J. B. he has seen hay offered for rale this
l.ippincott on this project, is acquaint year at »2.50 a ton in the field and vat
ing himself thoroughly with the work the farmer had no stoek to sell.
that has been done and that is outlined
for immediate construction.
Higher Price for Hops.
spent most of the time on the work
Salem — On news that the English
since his arrival from Portland.
and German crops have been seriously
injured transactions in futures have
Barley Stands H at Best.
been reported at 12 cents
It is esti
The Dalles—Headers are running all mated that about one-half of the Ore
over the county in the farming sec gon crop for 1906 has been sold, and
tions, and the grain is being stacked George L. R >*e predicts that the mar
ready for threshing. As yet no finish ket will open at not lees than 15 centa.
ing machines have started, but several Crop estimates vary from 95,000 to
will begin this week. As harvest ad 125.000 bales for Oregon this year
vances, it is shown that the wheat crop Latest local advices from
is better than wes thought a week ago. place the proliable English yield at
The quality of spring grain is inferior. from 200 000 to 300,000 cwt., as
None of the spring grain is No. 1. ajainst 700,000 cwt. last year.
The fall wheat is of good quality, but
meet farmers estimate that their fall
Athena Needs Laborers.
wheat will not yield over 15 bushels to
Athena—There is a scarcity of labor
tbe acre—about half a crop. Barley is ers in this vicinity. Farmers have ad
the beet crop this season, having stood vertised for men. but few respond and
the hot weather tietier than wheat or owing to the (act that the warm
weather has hastened the harvest many
men are needed and good wages are
Have 72 Per Cent of Offices.
offered. Much wheat on light soil is
Salem—Out of 342 county o fl ices in rained and will not be harvested. A
the state the Republicans hold 249 and few weeks ago thia wheat was very
the Democrats bold 88, while only two promising.
John Bannister, a large
are filler» by Independents, one by a farmer, says that his crop is damaged
Prohibitionist and one by a woman who one half in many plaea.
has no political party designation. One
office is vacant. The Republicans hold
Convicts Make Escape.
72.8 per cent of the county offices and
Salem—A loss of 10 per cent of the
the Eemocrate 25.7 per cent.
dependents elected secured the office of prisoners is the reeoid of the Oregon
surveyor in two counties and tbe Pro penitentiary thus far this season in
hibitionists elected a coroner.
The working convicts on the public high
woman elected is Mies Emma Warren, ways. About 60 men are kept at work
who was elected school superintendent on the roai'x and at the stale fair
of Clatsop county. No one was elected grounds. Six have escaped and are
still at large.
coroner of Wheeler county.
For New Woman's Building.
Albany—After holding a meeting ot
the board of regents of the Oregon Agri
cultural college at Corvallis, tbe mem
bers of the board came to Albany last
week and at an adjourned session in
this city awarded the contract for the
new woman's building, to Le erected
on the campus, to H. Snook. The con
tract price is »69,000, that tiring the
lowest bid by »2,000.
will be constructed of the granite from
the quarries at Detroit, the eastern
terminus of the Corvallis A Eastern
railroad, and tbe building stone at Ya-
Harvesting Begins in Linn
Albany—Harvesting has begun in
Linn county. While some damage to
spring grain has been reported, as a re
sult of unusually warm weather lasting
for several days, these reports are the
exception rather than the rule.
sown grain was damaged but little, and
an excellent crop will be garnered.
Late sown spring grain will improve
considerably yet under the influence of
the cool weather now prevailing. Hay
ing is practically over, and the baler
will add the finishing touches before
the fall rains set in.
Relic from River Bottom.
Philadelphia, July 24 — Valuable
relics o' the historic frigate Constitu
tion have been dug from the bed of the
Delaware river by a crew of a clam
dredge off Newcastle, Del.
D is a
china urn, presented to tbe famous o d
fighting ship of the American navy by
cbe city of Philadelphia in 1797, and
long ago lost and forgotten. How the
urn came to be at the bottom of the
river is a mystery.
The Constitution, Pure Water for Agricultural College.
although over a century old, is still in
Corvallis—Htudents at the Agricul
existence, and in a fair state of preser tural college are to have pure mountain
water hereafter. At its last meeting
tbe board of regents made provision to
have the water brought by the munici
Kaiser as Czar's Evil Genius.
St. Petersburg, July 24.— To Ight pality of Corvallis from Mary’s peak
dories were indnstrioosly spread |tMk supplied in abundance for use at the
the emperor’s final decieion to dissui.e college, and the president and secretary
parliament was not taken until he had wer" r.'-’horized to contract with the
communicated with Berlin. According city water board for 100,000 gallons or
x> one story, a member of the German more at a rate of 15 cents per 1,000 gal
»mbaasy engaged a wire for direct com lons per month.
munication with Emperor William,
New Combine Attracts Attention.
«nd only after receiving and trans-
nitting a 1,000-word dispatch from
Athena— A combine harvester has
Emperor William to Emperor Nicholas been purchased by John Walter which
«as the ukase finally signed.
will be the first of its kind to be used
in this section. The machine is pro
Cigarmakers May Establish Stores. pelled by a 20-boise power engine,
Chicago, July 24.—The Cigarmakers’ which runs all of the machinery, tax
inion, it is understood, has taken up ing only a sufficient number of horses
'eriously a proposal to establish fee- to draw the machine. The sepaiator
.ories for the making of cigars in all and cutting ma< hinery is operated en
he large cities in the United States, tirely independent of the draft. The
ind also of steres under the control of feature that most interests farmers is
the union, through which to get the that of doing away with many horses
.manufactured goods to tbe consumers. required by other combines.
81. Petersburg, July 23 — Russia's
first experiment in parliamentary gov
ernment came to an ignominious end
Saturday night with the promulgation
of two imperial ukases, the first dis
solving His present parliament and pro
viding tor the convocation ot its sue-
cveeor on March 5, 1907. more than
six months hence, and the eocond pro
claiming the capital of Ruaala end tbe
surrounding province to be in a state ot
extiaordlnary security, which Is only
infinbeasimally different from full mar
tial law. This measure of safety is to
provide (or the outburst which un
doubtedly will l>a provoked by this
daring measure. Il le now but a step
There is little doubt that the order
(o' the coacocation of the uew assem
bly will still further poet pone the time,
unless the new parliament promises to
be more amenable than the present.
The delay In fixing ths time for the
new elections teems to indicate a de
cision to change tne preeent liaeis ot
suffrage to perhaps a basis of universal
suffrage with which the advisers ol the
emperor hope to swamp the educated
liberals, the Boclallste and tire work
men witli tbs vast mass ol peasantry.
Tire ouly uncertainty le tne coming
storm—wheu and where it will break.
The advocates of the "mailed fist" lie-
lieve that, by dissolving parliament
and provoking a collision now, they
will find the revolutionary leaders not
prepared for an uprising al Moscow,
whereas further delay would nearly
give tire revolutionists the time needed
to organize and to continue the corrup
tion oi the army.
There are no precedents in Russian
history for the execution of an order of
prorogation, hut today probably will
11 ud the palace in )or.<.eaaion of Hie mi
lilia and the surrounding streets deiiv
ered to the emperor** guards.
WILL USE BOMB.
Terrorists Mark Victims for Death—
Trepoff is Warned.
St. ’’etersburg, Juy 23. — Although
the vicU ryot the reactionists seems at
present to Ire complete, neither the Hi
cialists nor the Terrorists have accepted
the situation, and, while the per pie are
apparently completely overawed l>y the
display of force on the part of the an
thoritiea, it will ire necessary to con
tinue the use of the bayonet for some
time. General Trepoff himself is au
thority fur the statement that he has
again been warned I hat ire is marked
(or assassination. Despite thia fact, be
continues actively at work, although
at ail timee surrounded by a heavy
The Hociallst members ot the dooms
have held a number of secret meetings,
hut so far they have refrained from
carrying out their avowed determine
tion of issuing a proclamation attacking
the csar, the reactionary element and
more especially their former allies, the
Constitutional Democrats. If they do
so, trouble must come.
ENTER LAND AT SHOSHONE.
Boomers' Scene ol Operations Trans
ferred From Lander.
Washington, July 23.—In acordance
with a supplemental proclamation is
sued by the president, tne register and
receiver of the land office for Lander,
Wyo., district, shall receive entries (or
lands in the ceded portion of the Hho-
shone reservation at Shoshone, Wyo.,
from August 15 toOctolier .4, 1906, in
stead ol at Lander, as provided in the
proclamation of June 2. Thia action
wax based on the fact that the railroad
now building into the reservation will
not be constructed from Klioahone to
Lander until after August 15, ami the
changn is made to accommodate pros
pective entry men.
All |iersonx who draw numbers at the
drawing, which begins at lutuder,
Wyo., on August 4, 1906, which num
tiers entil le them to make entry be
tween ths dates of Auguts 15 and ()c-
torier 3, inclusive, must proceed to Sho
shone, Wyo., and make their entries
instead of going to I-ander, ax provided
in the first proclamation. After Octo
ber 3 entries will tie made at Ijrmler.
Wheat — Club, 70c; bluestem, 72c;
red, 68c; valiev, 71c; new club, 68c;
new blueitem, 70c.
Oats — No. 1 white feed, »32; gray,
»31 p r ton.
Bailey—Feed, »23 50 per ton; brew
ing, »23.50 per ton ; roiled, »24®24 50.
Rye—»1 50 per cwt.
Hay—Valley timothy, No. l,»ll®
12 50 per ton; clover, »8 5l)®9; cheat,
»6.50® 7; grain hay, »7(38; alfalfa,
Frnite—Apples, »1 50(32.25 per box;
apricots, »1 25(31 35; cherries, 6® 10c
per pound; currants. 9(310c; peach
es, 75c®»l.l0 per box; plums, »1.25;
Logan berries, »1.35(31.40 per crate;
raspberries, »1.40® 1.5(1; blackberries,
8c per pound ; gooseberries, 8c.
Vegetables—Beans, 5@7c per pound;
cabbage, l?<®2c; corn, 25®35c pr»
dozen; cucumbers, 75c®»l per box;
Camps Will Soon Be Abolished.
egg plant, 30(340c per pound; lettuce,
Han Francisco, July 23. — Rudolph
h»a l, 25c per dozen; onions, 10(3
1254c; peas, 4®5c per pound; radish Hpreckles and Allan Pollok, of the fi
nance committee, investigated five of
es, 10@l5c per dozen; rhubarb, 2®
2ji,c per pound; spinach 2®3c; toma the refugee camps yesterday
went to the speed a ay camp, to the
toes, »1.26® 3 per lox; parsley, 25< ;
squash, »1(31.25 per crate; turnips, Harbor View camp, to two in the Po
trero an<l one south of Market street,
90c® »1 per seek ; carrots, »1(31.25 pir
inspecting the tents, shacks ami soup
»ack ; beets, »1 25® 1.60 per sack.
kitchens. As a result of the tour Mr.
Onion 1—New, red, 15ii®l)^c per
Pollok states that the camps must be
pound ; new yellow, 1 %®2c per pound
abolished ss soon as possible and the
Potatoes — Old Eurbanks, nominal;
re.’ngees housed in permanent dwell
new potatoes, 76c® »1.50.
ings. He added that most uf the soup
Butter—Fancy creamery, 17>4®20c
kitchens will be discontinued August 1.
Eggs—Oregon ranch, 2l®21^c per
Guatemalans Shot All Prisoners.
Salvador, July 23. — The Salva
Poultry—Average old hens, 13®14c
l>er pound ; mixed chickens, 1.3® 1.354c; dorean newspapers accuse the Gnate
springe, 16 ® 17; roosters, 9 ® 10c; malan troops of having killer] Salvador
They say that General
dressed chiikens, 14®15c; turkeys, an prisoner».
live, ]5®17c; turkeys, dre-sed, choice, Cristslee, when the armistice wes
17(3225^c; geese, live, 8®9c; ducks, signer), returner! to the Guatemalan
army all the imprisoned officers and
Hops—Oregon, 1905, 11 ® 12c; olds, soldiers of Guatemala, but the papers
8c; 1906 contracts, 12®13c per pound. assert the Guatemalans were unable to
Wool—Eastern Oregon average beet, take a corresponding step because
17®20c per pound, according to shrink« all the prisoners they had captured
age; valley, 20@22, according to fine were shot.
ness; mohair, choice, 28@30c per
Threaten Revolt of Fleet.
Sebastopol, July 23.—A meeting of
Veal—Dressed, 554®He Per pound.
Beef—Dressed '.mile, 3c per ponnd; 2,300 sailors from the varships here
cows, 4)4@r,!4<'; country steers, 5®6c. today drew np economic demands tor
Mutton—Dressed fancy, 7®8c per presentation tn Admiral Hkrydlofl. Un
ponnd; ordinary, 5®«c; lambs, fancy, less these demands are fulfilled the
men say the whole of the Black sea
flset will revolt.
Pork—Dieseed, 7@85ic per pound.
BONDS SELI. WELL
$30,000.000 lor Panama Canal
More Than Subscribed.
ALL BIDS ARE AT GOOD PREMIUM
Average Premium of Nearly 4 Per
Cent is Oftsred
2 Per Cent.
Washington, July 21. — Bids were
opened at the Treasury department
late yesterday for the »30,(MIO.(M10 10.30
Panama Canal bonds, Ix-arlng > per
■•ent interest, under H»crotary Khaw's
circular ol July 2 an I, although no
awards will lie made until today or
later, it Is evident that the riitlre Issue
has lieen aulsH'Irlieil for at an average
uf bum IM 94 to 1(13 9(1. Mr. Hbaw
end other officials of the Treasury de
partment expreesixl themselves as high-
ly phased and »mtirely •ati.fietl with
the figures obtained.
Tbe total number and amounts of
blds made will nut lie aeierlalard until
today, hut It Is apparent that the whole
Issue has been suliecrllxxl for seveial
times over. The largest and best sin
gle offer was that of Fisk A Robinson,
of New Yuik, who made six bids of
»5,000,000, each at an axerage of
103 86. Smaller hills at higher prices,
however, will probably nduce the
amount which w.ll likely lie awarded
to .hem to ebout »16,000,000.
bid of 106 for the whole issue came
from a man named Lindsay at New
Orleans, but on account of conditions
named and for other lessons the bid
was not considered. H ivetal telegraph
ic hills were received too late to tie eon«
side red, but the prices named were too
■mall to lie successful.
The secietary having state«! that the
Ixmds would lie numliered sei tally lie-
ginnlug with the highest bld, one offer
was made at 125 for »1 000, thus «cur
ing to the bidder bond No 1.
amination of the liest bids shows that
offers of 104 1 • 16 and up aggregated
,16,3'r|.s<.il 104 to 104 I 16 aggregat
ed »1,100,880, 103.75 to 104 aggregat
LOSS LOOMING BIG.
San Francisco Insurance May Reach
Total of 3300,000,000.
Han Francisco, Cal., July 21.— It
now locks as if the lusiirauce risks in
the burned district of Ban Francisco
will foot np considerably more than
»250,000,000, ami the total may go up
to nearly »300,000,(00.
mates of Insurance managers have lieen
crawling upward all the time, and the
figures given in reports tiled by the
companies with the Nee York Insur-
arcs department indicate that even the
highest estimate which they have made
is too low.
Several weeks after the conflagration
a de’ailel estimate ol the amount of
•ach company's risks fixed the total
insurance in the burned district at
»252,363,000. Thirty-three companies
which have made sworn returns to tbe
New York Inanrame department, ad
mit a liability of »102,499,000. The
estimate of their liability was »1)6,063,-
Taking the same percentage of
differencas for all the 108 companies
which were included in the list, the
total ot tiieir liabilities would tie
placed at »269,271,000.
An addition most lie
Lloyds, for the "umlegrronnd" con
cerns, and for the companies which
hail some risks here but were not
named with the 108. Thia addition
inav lie estimated at
which brings the tutal up to abont
From this calculation the German,
of Free|Hirt, and the German National
are omitted, as their returns to the New
York Insurance department have a pe
On the basis ot the re
turns of the thirty-three companies
above referred to, the German, ot Free
port, and the German National, would
lie involve«! to the extent of »6,213,000
in the disaster, but they admit a toes
of only »2,817,000,
Stoessel Must Die.
fit. Petersburg, July 21.—The com
mission appointed to Investigate the
s irremler of Port Arthur has finished
its labors, ami recommends that Lieu
tenant General Htoexsel, the former
commander of the Russian forces at
Pirt Arthur, lie dismissed from tbe
army and shot ; that Lieutenant Gene
ral Fork, who commanded the Fourth
Esst Hitierian division at Port Arthur,
lie dismissed from the army and under
go a year of hard labor; that General
Reiss, chief of staff ol General Htoeeeel,
be dismissed and banished.
Foreign Trade #2.070,000,000.
Washington, J.Jy 21. — A statement
issued today by the department of
Con me re and Labor rays the foreign
commere of the United Blates in the
fiscal year just ended aggregated »2,«
970,000,000. If the trade with Porto
Rico and Hawaii, which was included
in our foreign commerce prior to their
annexation were added, the total would
materially exceed »3,OOJ,COO.OOO. To
tal Imports were »1226,000,000, and
Great Demand for Troops.
O«lease, July 21.— General Kaulbars
has been overwhelmed recently Jwith
appeals for military assistance from
landowners in the districts of Kherson,
Yekaterinoslav and Poltava, against
the peasantry, who are organised and
led by revolutionists.