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NEWS OFTHE WEEK
la a Condensed Form lor Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events '
of the Past Week.
Wheat may go to (2 per bushel.
The German emperor is to visit Eng
land in pomp.
Kansas City theater owners will fight
The Oklahoma legislature has settled
down to business.
Prominent Pittsburg people are fight
ing the foodstuff trust.
The recent race riot in New Orleans
was due to religious fanatics.
Bishop Potter has shocked Richmond
by inviting a negro to dinner.
No new cases of the plague liaye been
reported in Ban Francisco since Octo
Joseph Chamberlain, leader of the
house of commons, seeks to place his
eon in his place.
The value of stockB have shrunk $3,
000,000,000, but the whole country ex
cept Wall street, is prosperous.
Scbwartzchild & Sulzberger, big Chi
cago packers, are to erect a packing
house at Portland. The plant will cost
The Hague conference has ended.
The Ford jury is not yet complete
President Roosevelt has killed a
Governor Hughes, of New York, says
he will not be a candidate for presi
In a battle between police and ne-
srces at New Orleans one was killed
on eaob side.
One man was killed and two badly
wounded in a war between Chinese
tongs at Philadelphia.
Bmall lias given up the attempt to
retain the presidency of the the strik
ing telegraph operators.
The Bteamer Tartar collided with the
ferryboat which runs between Vancou
ver and Victoria. The vessel will prob
ably be a total loss.
The United States signal corps has
just won the Lahm cup by sailing a
balloon more than 420 miles. The
Mm i rare was made from 6t, Louis.
I Williamson s appeal to the United
States Supreme court has been riled.
He was convicted at Portland for ocm
plicity in the Oregon land frauds. At
tomey General Bonaparte will person
ally argue the case.
The general condition of Emperor
Franois Joseph is not quite so good.
Marconi's wireless system between
Ireland and Nova Scotia is now open
for commercial business.
Another suspect has been arrested in
connection with the robbing of Ameri
can mail of gold dust in Ahiska.
Americans in the Philippines are
anxious for Taft to make a declaration
of the administration policy towards
. The jury for the second Ford trial
has not been secured. Indications seem
that Honey w ill not call Huof in the
coming trial. ,
The Helnxes have been driven from
the New York stock exchange on ao-
count of heavy losses due to an effort to
Six police dogs are on their way
from Belgium to New York. In many
of the cities of the old country dogs are
found a great benefit.
Mulal llafig's army is marching on
Casa Blance where an attack on French
troops is to be made.
A passenger train left the rails at
Shrewsbury, England, killing 10 per
sons and Injuring many.
Preaidont Small defies the telegraph
operator's executive board to depose
him and promises a fight.
Much of the old French machinery at
the Panama canal is being used which
had been thought entirely useless. -
"A story has just been unearthed by
' the grand jury at San Francisco that
Ruef and Zimmer were to be kidnaped
to prevent them giving testimony at
the bribery trials.
The floods in the vloinity of Barce
lona, Spain, continue to be most serl
vus. Up to the present time five per
sons have been drowned and 30,000
thrown out of work.
Clarence Mackay, of the Postal Tele
graph company, porposes to orgauiie
an association among the men who
stood by him for mutual help and ad
justment of complaints.
knit-Roosevelt men In the East ao-
iof preparing war with Japan.
lg has gained stength in
nla preacher advocates
lants of women.
'xfi chance for Si
BATTLE ON STREETCAR.
One Man Killed and Three Injured
San Francisco, Oct. 21. As a result
of trouble over a transfer slip on a Polk
street car of the United Railroads sys
tem Saturday evening, one man was
shot and killed, another so seriously
wounded that death will probably en
sue, and two other men less severely
When the car left the ferry to pass
out Mission street, on its way to Polk,
rt was packed with passengers, includ
ing men returning from work, and wo
men and children who had been across
the bay. The crowded condition of
the car made it difficult for the con
ductor to collect fares and, when Folk
street was reached, both he and the un
comfortably crowded passengers were in
a condition of irritable nervousness.
The man who started the trouble, ac
cording to his own admissions to the
police, was John Monger. He said that
when he paid his fare, early on the
trip, he had asked the conductor for a
transfer. Brown was busy ' and told
Monger to wait awhile. Monger re
peated his request several times, and
Brown failed to hand him the sup.
Finally Monger concluded that Brown
did not intend to give him the ticket,
and struck at the conductor. The lat
ter dodged the blow and struck back at
Monger, striking him in the face and
knocking him down.
It was at this juncture that the
shooting commenced. At the same
time some one threw off the trolley and
the car came to a standstill. The stop
page of the car, coupled with the noise
in the rear, led the motorman to be
lieve that his mate was in danger and,
revolver in hand, he pushed his way
through the crowded passengers. '
Reduced Passenger Rate In Nebraska
Omaha, Oct. 21. Instead of the new
two-cent railroad fare law having re
duced the rates in Nebraska, it has act
ually increased the average rate per
mile in this state, according tc the re
port of the Union Pacific railroad,
which has just been filed with the
State Railway commission. And in
stead of the railroads having a fear of
the two-cent law, they have been
laughing in their sleeves over the di
version they have creaetd by kicking
against the passenger rates and drawing
attention from the high freight rates
charged in the trans-Mississippi coun
try. The annual report of the Union Pa
oific, which has just been filed with the
commission, proves on examination to
be a brief in behalf of the two-cent
fare. Since the new law was enacted,
the Union Pacific and other Nebraska
railroads are charging full two cents
per mile, as permitted by law. No ex
cursion rates, no reduced fare, no com
mutation tickets of any kind and in
fact nothing less than a straight two
cent fare ticket is sold in Nebraska.
But the report which has just been
made publio shows that last year the
average passenger traveled in Nebraska
at the rate of 1.06 cents for each mile,
a rate actually lower than that which
is now charged by the railroads under
the new law.
TAFT'8 DELPHIC WORDS.
Says He Will Probably be Private Cit
izen In Two Years.
Manila, Oct. 21. Ata banquet given
In his honor in this city Saturday
night, Secretary of War William II.
Taft made a most significant statement.
He was referring to the" fact that he
had already visited the Philippines
three times and in expressing his in
tention to oome here again, he said:
"I hope in another two years to visit
Manila again, but then I probably will
come as a private citizen."
The significance of Mr. Taft'a re
marks in relation to the chances of his
nomination for the presidency next
year, did not seem to strike his audi
ence. The secretary's epeech was re
ceived with much enthusiasm by the
representatives of the Filipinos pres
ent, when he declared the government
was anxious and ready to help the busi
ness prosperity of the islands.
Mr. raft devoted the day to an In
spection of the schools of Manila.
One Killsd, Ten Injured.
Chicago, Oct. 21. One trainman was
killed and ten other persons were in
jured in a head-on collision between
two suburban passenger trains on the
Chicago A Northwestern road near
Grand avenue in this city last night.
Walter Cushiug, engineer of the north
bound train, was arrested and is being
held pending an investigation of the
accident. Harry Larson, killed, was
fireman of the north bound train. The
train crews all tell conflicting stories of
.the cause of the wreck,' each engineer
asserting that he had the right of way.
Dangerous Fire In Des Moines.
Des Moines, la., Cot. 21. Fire in
the plant of the Standard Oil company
Unlay threatened for a time to do ser
ious property damage and to result in
loss of life. In the plant were tanks
containing thousands of gallons of oil
and gasoline, and if the fire had reach
ed these a horrible explosion would
have occurred. The firemen put up a
desperate fight, however, and succeeded
in getting the rite under control. The
damage has not yet been ascertained.
Valuable Quarts Stolen.
f naciaco, Oct. 21. Some vandal
a cabinet at the mineral
thr University of Califor-
ng quarts and other s pe
at 11,000. The faculty
for clews to the thief's
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FRUIT LAND IN DEMAND,
Many Sales of Rogue River Valley
Ashland Things have been doing In
Rogue river valley orchard lands re
cently as never before and numerous
sales have been made in every portion
of the valley at prices that a few years
ago would have been counted fabulous,
but which in reality are demonstrated
to be only fair values when the returns
from them and the possibilities of the
future are taken into consideration.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars of
outside capital are being poured into
the orchard industry in the Rogue river
valley, in the purchase of bearing orch
ards, as well as in the planting of new
orchards. Inquiries for larger or small
er tracts of the highly prized real estate
of this valley are coming in from many
states. Those who thought prices of
orchard lands had reached the top notch
a year or two ago are still wondering
were it ia going to stop, and psople who
sold too soon are sorry.
Suspend' Enrolling Fee,
Klamath Falls In order to get addi
tional lands under the Klamath project
signed up, the Waterusers' association
has voted to suspend for the .next 90
days the enrolling fee of 65 cents per
acre, charging only the assessment fee
of 10 cents per acre. It is hoped thus
to Insure the beginning of the Clear
lake dam next year. Those familiar
with conditions say that no' difficulty
will be encountered in securing the ad'
ditional land, A resolution was drawn
up, protesting against the recent action
of the reclamation service in leasing
the Clear lake reserve to sheepmen, as
it is feared that when the attempt is
made to take sheep on a range where
cattlemen have always had control 66'
rious trouble will arise.
Bulletin on Oregon Fir.
University of Oregon, Eugene What
promises to be to the lumbering inte
rests of the Pacific Northwest one of the
most valuable bulletins ever published
is the bulletin to be Issued next spring
by the department of forestry on the
strength of Oregon fir. During the
past two years a moat thorough and ex
haustive series of tests have been made
by J. B. Knapp, engineer in charge at
the University of Oregon testing sta
tion. In the preparation of the report,
considerable collateral data will be
used, and Mr. Knapp 1b now in Wash
ington preparing his material.
Trails for Reserve.
La Grande Forester Schmitz, of the
Bliie mountain reserve, announces that
it is the Intention of the forestry de
partment to open 20 miles of trails
across the Blue mountains during the
fall and winter months. As a result of
the work good wagon trails Mill be
used by the inhabitants of that distriet
instead of the rough and in many in
stances Impassable trails now being
used. The trails will lead to La Grande
and other points in the Grand Ronde
valley. The government is offering
f 'l.ot per day for laborers on this work
Freight Via Weed and Bray.
Klamath Falls A petition is being
circulated among Klamath Falls busi
ness men addressed to the Southern Pa
cific company, asking that all freight
ana passenger uusiness do routed via
Weed and Bray over the California
Northeastern. The petition cites the
difficulties encountered on the Pokegama
route during the winter, especially
with freiitht, and the high rate for the
hauling to this city. The company is
aksed to route via the new road at the
earnest possible moment.
Fruit Men Form Union.
Eugene At a meeting of a number
of Lane county fruit growers steps were
taken to form a fruit growers' union for
the purpose of mutual protection and
to facilitate the shipping and handling
of fruit. A committee consisting of
the following was appointed to draft
bylaws and constitution and to prepare
articles of incorporation: George A.
Dorris, Dr. H. F. McCornack, Frank
Chase, O. Holt and M. II. Harlow.
Do Not Need Rate.
Salem The State Railway commiB
slon has received an answer from O. A,
Malbouf to a letter inquiring as to the
advisability of putting in a low rate on
apples from points west of Albany on
the Corvallis A Eastern. He says the
amount of fruit in that district, to the
best of information, is inconsiderable.
He added he wag inquiring and if he
found need of the rate he would con
sult with the proper authorities and
Prepare Permanent Exhibit.
North Bend The chamber of com
merce or norm isena is preparing a
permanent exhibit of the various pro
ducts of the city and the surrounding
country. The exhibit will be arranged
attractively in one of the warehouses
on the wharf so that it may be inspect
ed by passengers on the boats which
stop here. There will be samples of
many different kinds of products.
Bright Prospects for Wetten.
Weston Prospects for a good school
year at the Weston normal were never
better than they are now, notwithstand
ing the crowded condition of the school
rooms and living quarters. The regis
tration in the normal department is
now 155 students, with prospects of 200
by Christmas. In the training depart
ment there are about 100 young pupils.
MAKES BIG REDUCTION.
Blue Mountain Reserve to Have 7 Per
Cent Less Sheep.
Pendleton As a result of the delib
erations of the sheepmen's advisory
board with A. F. Potter, head of the
grazing department of the forestry bu
ieau, be has agreed to reduce the num.
ber of sheep allowed the eastern divi
sion of the Blue mountain reserve to
the extent of 28,000. This means a
reduction of over 7 per. cent in the
number allowed last summer. No fur
ther cut will be necessary after next
spring, as the. range will be sufficient
to maintain the 18,000 head allowed
next Bummer. Mr. Potter announced
there would be no stockmen's meeting,
as last year, but that instead all should
file applications for range with Henry
Ireland, supervisor of the division.
University's Great Growth.
University of Oregon, Eugene The
registration of the University of Oregon
in the departments at Eugene, exclu
sive or the school of Music, has prac-
tically reached the 400 mark. The
total enrollment in all departments at
the present time is between 750 and
803. At the beginning of President
Campbell's administration in 1902 the
attendance was 224. The present fresh
man class numbers almost as many stu
dents as the total enrollment at that
time. If the present rate of growth
continues, It is expected the number of
students next year will reach 600 in
the departments at Eugene exclusive of
music. The university offers no high
school subjects, the requirements for
'entrance being the completion of the
four-year high school course.
Correspondence Work Success.
University of Oregon, Eugene The
demand throughout the state for the
correspondence work now being offered
by the University of Oregon is greatly
surpassing the expectations of its most
sanguine supporters. In a number of
towns the teachers are forming clubs
and carrying on work under the direc
tion of the university instructors. The
interest is not confined to teachers,
however, for many young men and wo
men who have found it impossible to
attend college are taking the work. To
begin with, only a small number of
courses are being offered, such as Eng
lish Classics and Shakespeare, English
History, Pedagogy, Algebra, etc., but
others will be added from time to time.
Locators Form Long Line.
Lakevlew The list cf applicants to
purchase government land who are wait
ing in line before the United States
land effice has increased to 80 in num
ber, and is growing steadily. Before
October 28, when the lands included in
the restoration will be subject to entry
in the land office, the number of peo
ple in line is expected to surpass the
number who preceded any previous
restoration. Most of those in line are
applicants under the timber law.
Must Apply In Person.
La Grande The La Grande land
oflice is in receipt of instructions from
the commissioner of the general land
office that hereafter all applications for
tbe sale ol isolated tracts must be made
in person by the applicant at the land
office. Heretofore applicants could
make ont their papers before a notary
Wheat Club, '8990c; bluestem,
9192c; valley, 8990o; red, 8788c.
Oats No. 1 white, $28; gray, $27.
Barley Feed, $27.50 per ton; brew
ing, $29; rolled, $3031.
Corn Whole, $32; cracked, $33.
Hay Valley Timothy, No. 1, $17
18 per ton, Eastern Oregon timothy,
23; clover, $13; cheat, $13; grain
hay, $1314: alfalfa, $1314.
Fruit Apples, $12.60 per box;
cantaloupes, $1 1.50 per crate;
peaches, 60c $1 per crate; prunes, 50c
per crate; watermelons, lo per
pound; pears, $11.75 per box; grapes,
40e$1.60 per crate; casaba, $2.25 per
dozen; quinces, $11.25 per box;
huckleberries, 7(S)8c per pound ; cran
berries, $9.6010.50 per barrel.
Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per sack;
beets, $1.25 per sack; carrots, $1.25
per sack; cabbage, llHc per pound:
cauliflower, 25c$l per dozen; celery,
oucgii per dozen; corn, 85c$l per
sack; cucumbers, 1015c per dozen;
onions 1520o per dozen ; parsley, 20c
per dozen; peppers, 810o per pound;
pumpkins, ll)io per pound; radish
es, 20o per dozen; Bpinach, 6c per
pound; squash, 50c$l .per box; to
matoes, 2550o per box.
Onions $1.501. 65 per sack.
Potatoes 7585o per hundred, de
livered Portland; sweet potatoes -3o
Butter Fancy creamery, 2735c
per pound. '
Veal 75 to 125 pounds, 89o per
pound; 125 to 150 pounds, 7k.o; 160
to 200 pounds, 6(37o.
Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 8
8o per pound; packers, 7s'8o.
Poultry Average old hens, 12(3
12,Vo per pound; mixed chickens, 11
12c; spring chickens, ll12c; old
roosters, 89c; dressed chickens, 13(51
14c; turkeys, live, old, 16; young, 18;
geese, live, 89c; ducks, 12c: pic
eons, $11.50 pet dozen; squabs, $23
Eggs Fresh ranch, candled, 32(3
35o per dozen.
Hops 1907, 79cper pound; olds,
WoolV-Eastern Oregon, average best,
1622oper pound, according to shrink
age; valjey, 2022o, according to fine
ness; mohair, choice, v 2930 per
Warring Telegraphers to Settle Differ-
" ences in Convention.
Chicago, Oct. 18. Warring officials
of the striking telegraphers reached a
compromise tonight. They have post
poned hostilities until the convening of
the emergency convention, called in
Milwaukee for October 23.
The elimination of S. J. Small, for
mer president, as a factor in the tight
will be sought at the convention by the
executive committee. A temporary
president to succeed Small and direct
the strike or its settlement will be
chosen, it is expected, from the com
mittee s membership. Mr. bmall still
contends that no convention will be
called, but is making efforts to control
its action through his friends.
The tiuce of the battling officials
came after a descent upon the tele
graphers' headquarters in the Monon
building by ex-President Small andLa
bodyguard of detectives. They arrived
before the members of the executive
committee reached the office and took
possession at once. The committee
members and Secretary Russell were
refused admission to the offices.
After much parleying the late comers
were permitted to take their places,
and Small locked himself in bis private
office. The terms of the compromise
were not given out by the participants.
General Superintendents Cook and
Capen, of the telegraph companies as
sert that from six to ten men apply for
reinstatement daily in Chicago. They
declare that in other large cities al
most a full number of men were at
work, while more applications were
being received daily. Fifteen asked re-
ineatemet yesterday in New York, sev
eral in West Oakland, Cal., and the
entire force of Columbia, S. C.
TRADE HAS NOT DECREASED.
American-Asia Association Expects No
War With Japan.
New York, Oct. 18. That there has
not been a falling off in trade with
Japan following the Japanese-Russian
war, but on the contrary a healthful re
sumption of normal conditions, was the
statement of James R. Morse, presi
dent of the American-Asiatic associa
tion, at the annual meeting of the or
ganization today. Conditions in China
have not been so good, but there are
prospects of recovery from depressed
conditions. In the secretary's report,
John Ford says:
"The obviously temporary character
of the settlement of the Japanese ex
clusion question in California tended
to encourage rather than to check the
circulation of foolish and mischevious
rumors of impending war between the
two countries. All the influence of
your executive committee has been ex
erted to demonstrate the absurdity of
assuming that there could be any seri
ous quarrel between the two govern
ments in dealing with the issue raised
RAILWAY CLEARING HOUSE.
Official Suggests Feasible Scheme to
Prevent Car Shortage.
Los Angeles, Oct. 18. Nearly every
railway company is studying to perfect
plans for the quick movement of cars
and rolling stock, with a view to elim
inating the shortage features of the
business this winter. It is argued that
with the proper shifting ot cars and a
careful adjustment nearly one-third
more business can be transacted with
the present equipment.
It is suggested by an official here,
and the plan is under consideration,
that there be formed a poel of equip
ment by the various roads and a clear-,
ing house for cars. Any demand for
ca-s by any road would be made to the
clearing bouse, and that concern would
give over the required number of cars
from the nearest supply, or in case of
a shortage, or a multiplicity of de
mands the orders would be filled pro
Under this plan it would be the dnty
of every road to wire daily reports of
the exact location of all its cars. The
entire equipment of tbe pool wonld be
registered in the clearing house, much
in the same manner in which the cars
of a line are tabulated by each of the
different roads at present.
His First Ride on Train.
Seoul, Oct. 18. The!emperor and
crown prince of Corea left Seoul for
Chemulpo at 12:30 this afternoon to
receive the crown prince of Japan, Yo
shishito. This was the first time the
crown prince of Corea had ever ridden
on a railroad train, and he showed a
childlike interest in the proceeding.
He was delighted with the speed of the
cars. The Japanese crown prince land
ed from a warship in the harbor at 2
p. m. and he was greeted at the dock
by the Corean emperor and the Corean
Trap for Blackmailers.
Lead, S. D., Oct. 18. An attempt to
extort $20,000 from J. Grier, manager
of the Homes take gold mine, under
threat of dynamiting bis home unless
the money was placed in a designated
place, was f rostrated last night when
the police arrested Mrs. Anna Maljas
and Chris Maljas, her husband, and
Matt Zimbola, who came to the place
designated. Oner's house, the finest
in South Paknta, is located on .the top
of a steep hill in the center of town.
Older Sues His Kidnapers.
San Francisco, Oct. 18. Suit was
filed today by Fremont Older against
Luther G. Biown, G. A.Wymanand
Ben Cohn, alleging false arrest and
imprisonment and demanding damages
of $100,250. Tbe suit grows out ot the
recent kidnaping of Mr. Older, the
three defendants having been concerned
in that adventure. .
AID COAST SHIPPING
Government May Establish Line
' to Isthmus ot Panama.
PACIFIC HAIL SERVICE IS BAD
Chambers of Commerce of Pacific
Ports Asked for Data as to
San Francisco, Oct. 19. President
C. H. Bentley, of the chamber of com
merce, has taken up the task of provid
ing the War department of the United
States with all the information availa
ble in San Francisco that the depart
ment requires preliminary to consider
ing the advisability of putting on a line
of steamers to compete with the Pacific
Mail between tbe isthmus of Panama
and San Francisco and other Pacific
Coast ports. A committee has been
appointed by Mr. Bentley, with Cap
tain William Matson as chairman, and)
including George D. Gray and Jamea
This information has been asked for
by Joseph L. Bristow, who was ap
pointed a special commissioner by
President Roosevelt two years ago to
look into the steamship service between
American ports, and is now under in
structions by the War department to
proceed further along the same lines.
"I am advised by the secretary of
war," Mr. Bristow has written to the
chambers of commerce of San Francis
co, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland,
Seattle and Tacoma, "that, while the
service of the Pacific Mail Steamship
company has not been withdrawn, it is.
very unsatisfactory. He has advised
me to make further inquiry as to ,th
advisability of the government's estab
lishing a steamship line between the
Pacifio Coast ports ofthe United States
At first it was supposed that the in
quiry would deal largely and to a cer
tain extent exclusively with the ques
tion of how much freight could be pro
vided by the government as a canal
digger and in its capacity of furnishing.
supplies for the great naval and mili
tary plants to be located at San Fran
cisco, (and for the insular possession of
the United States in the Pacific which,
move by sea. ' Now it is developed that
the scope of the proposed governmental
line of line cf steamships is mucht
Mr. Bristow has submitted a list of
questions to the several chambers of
commerce of the Pacific Coast regard
ing all sorts of freight that can be
moved by sea. The questions run the
complete gamut of the sea-carrying;
trade and include the following:
"Under neutral conditions, with
rates fixed upon a basis of reasonable
compensation for services rendered,
would there be sufficient business be
tween the Pacifio and Atlantio ports of
the United States to warrant the estab
lishment of a first-class line of steam
ships to make regular schedule trips
weekly from Pacific Coast porta to Pan
ama?" TEAR UP THE TOWN.
Ex-Chief Dinan Turns Crooks Loose:
In. San Francisco.
San Francisco, Oct. 19. The familiar
game of applying crooked police methods
to a desperate political situation is be
ing energetically worked in San Fran
cisco. The purpose is to discredit the
present administration of the police de
partment and thus to injure the candi
dacy of Mayor Taylor.
Behind the game, pulling the strings,
is Jerry Dinan, the indicted chief of
police, who saved himself from sum
mary dismissal by resigning. H is chief
of staff is his bosom friend, "Kid" Sul
livan, "king of the pickpockets."
The staff consists of the little army
of crooks, men and women, whom Di
nan allowed to stay here and "do busi
ness" if they "got right" with him.
through "Kid" Sullivan.
Word has been sent out for the gang
to "tear up the town," and in conse
quence hold-ups, petty thievery andl
thuggery have increased to an alarming
Keep Poor at Home.
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 19. According
to advices the Japanese government
will organize a bureau of emigration
and colonization. Recent action on the.
part of the government resulting from
the protests from the Pacific coast have
forced into liquidation 28 immigration
companies. The government raised the
indemnity which each company is com
pelled to furnish, from from $5,000
each to $25,000. Another circumstance
having to do with their failure is the.
refusal to issue passports to Mexico and
Japs File Claims.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 19.-rOne of
the most complete documents ever pre-,
sen ted to this government was present
ed this morning when the Japanese
filed their claims, for damages resulting
from the anti-Japanese riots here. In
every case the. claim is backed up by
photographs and bine prints- There
are two claims presented, one for actual
loss and the other for' time and pros
pective loss. The first claim calls for
$2,400 Vnd the other for $11,100.
No Tunnel Under Sea.
St. Petersburg. Oct 19. The 'Rus
sian government has published an offi
cial denial of the statement that it de-
'signs a tonne) under Behrlsg sea.