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FRANCE DflGAKO OFF flELATIONS
T., French Minister. M. Cnnilans, .... UK
Conilinllnoplc Munlr lley, Turklih Am.
b.iudor to Prance, Now In Swllmland,
. u .I. i j ii nna,
mi Been Notified Not to Kelurn lo Paris
May Mem Downlall of Turkey
Paris, Auk. 29. A Homlolllclnl noto
linn boon ImmuoiI, mmioiiiicIiib Hint an
tho l'orto had not carried out I(h
unilortukliiRN with regard to tho din
imtcil questions between tho French
mid Ottoman Governmenta, M. Con
rtann, tho French Ambassador, acting
under Instructlona from tliu Foreign
jinniHior or Franco, loft Constant!
noplo Aiih'tiBt 2Gth, tho ilato iminoil
m ma lam comtniitilciitloii lo tliu
rorto on tho Hubjnnt.
An iirrmigomont had boon effected
August 17th, mid Kb terms drafted by
uio ottoman Foreign Minister with
tho iipprovnl of tliu Hultan, who had
promiHod M. UonHtmin that tho toxt
Hhonld bo handed to him August isth.
M. Constnnii telegraphed to Paris
August 10th Hint nono of tho prom
Isos had boon fulfilled, and M. Dol
casso, Mlnlstor of Foreign Affairs,
August 21t, tologrnphod M. Constans
that, In vlow of bo flagrant a disre
gard of tho undertakings, tho nego
tiations could no 'lonnor bo contln
nod, and requested M. Constans to In
form tho Porto that ho had rocolvod
orders to loavo Constantinople Au
Ktint 23rd M, Constans communlcatod
with tho Porta, fixing August 20tb an
tho ilnto for bin dcpnrtiiro, and mi tho
ongagomonts woro still unkopt, M.
CoiiHtnus loft Constantinople yester
day, tho dato named.
With tho departure of M. Constans,
tho relations between Franco nnd
Turkoy may bo regarded as broken
off. Munlr Way, tho Turkish Ambns
nador to Franco, who Is In Hwltzor
land, has boon telegraphed not to ro-
turn to Paris. Tho current nffalrs of
tho two embassies can be carried on
by tho Charge d'Affalros, but all no.
gotlatlona of a political naturo will
bo entirely suspondod until tho Hul
tan ylolds to tho Fronch dutnamlB.
Tho French Govorniwmt hohls that
the Sultan has broken bis word. He
had promised full payment of the
long-standing Indemnities to French
men, amounting to 12,000,000 francs
(S2.400.000), but at tho end of hiHt
week declined to pay tho full ynount,
nnd offered a reduced sum, w'ch was
rofusod by M. Constans, who wnltcd
until yoHtonlny and then departed
The Sultan mado a flnnl attempt to
lnduco him to stay. M. Constans hnd
left Thorvapla on board tho Vautour
for Stnmboul, whoro ho was to take
tlio Orient express. A court cliam
borlaln nrrlvod at Stnmboul In post
liaBto from tho Sultan, bogging M
ConstanB to return to Thorenpln, nnd
nromlslng thnt ovorythlng would bo
satisfactorily settled. M. Constnns
dccllnod to rottirn, declnrlng tho tlmo
for promises wns punt, and thnt it
wan for tho Sultan to fulfill his un
Tho French (lovornmont will tnko
no furthor stops In tho nutter, but
will wait for tho 8ultan to move It
1h thought tho Sultan will not allow
tho present situation to Inst vory
lletrtr of Chinese Edict Delayed.
rckln, Aug. 28. 1,1 Hung Chnng
today informed tho ministers thnt
tho bearer of tho edict necessary to
signing tho settlement protocol by
tho Chinese plenipotentiaries, who
wan on his way from Hlnan Hi and
expected to arrivo today, has lieen
ilolnycd by Hoods, but it is anticipated
lio will roach l'okln slinrtiy.
Shipment of Gold From Nome.
San Francisco, Auk. 28. Tho
steamer St. I'anl has arrived from
Nomo via St. Michaol with $1,500,000
in gold dust. Slio brings information
that Judgo Wiokersham will not hold
court at Nomo during tho temporary
absenco of Judgo Noycs, and that
cases now peding aro to bo tried at
Tour Miners Killed.
Illoomington, HI., Aug. 28. Four
miners lost tlioir lives in nn acotdont
at tho Chonoa coal mino at noon to
day. Tho men woro about to descoud
in tho car when tho onblo broke, pro-
cipitating tliom to tho bottom of tho
shaft, 247 foot below. All wero killed
instantly, thoir necks being brokon.
Fourteen Persons Hurt.
Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Fourtcon
porsons woro injured, threo seriously,
in a colllssion betweon a Grconfiold
intorurban car and a train on tho licit
railroad today. The electric car was
partly demolished. Tiicro wero 12
passnngrcs on tho car, nearly all from
Four Boys Drowned.
Now York. Aug. 29. Four boys, bo-
tween tho oros of 10 and IB yoars,
wore urownou lOiay Bl uoiik uruiiuu,
N. J. Tho victims aro: Two sons
t- ni.i.M. h Jmnrt nf
tho Long llranch High School: a son
nf Ainmnrtnr nnsirnll of Lone llranch.
and Harold, son of Harry Shorman,
of Long Dranch. Thd boys woro on
a raft qulto a distance frdm tho shore,
uiiu woru bwujji. iuvu n. ov.. ,
Will Prosecute Careless Ofllcals.
Havana, Aug. 29. Tho authorities
will nrosocuto for criminal nogllgonce
ItJ.C.Wostfall.chlofof tho monoy oruor
buroau of the Havana postofllco, who
lost $4,000 of tho funds of tho post
ofllco In an omnibus whllo on tho way
to pay tho monoy into tho treasury.
The Havana socrot pollco know who
Btolo tho monoy. Tho gang consists
pf four porsons, two Cuban boys and
two negroes. All mo as yot at largo,
and aro believed to bo In hiding.
Mnnlla, A lit?. 2fi I'llnhn-'. Ami
dispatch from Miniloroto'iliow Lieu
tenant J Inward, of the Third urtll.
K ' Z ' V"Z aV",
''""urlur, Howard, who. an lender of
. ' "l""". 'il been annoying tho
Americans for many months. For,
giuion, ono of Lieutenant Hnziiard'
cm Inn scout, dlsuiilxvd as an in.
mirgmit, witli eight MiicnboheH, pouo
trilled into tlm camp of Colonol
Atl('llil. coillliiiindlliL' 210 rillmnmi
and 200 Imloinen. at iiluht. located
Howard, lion ii 1 mid I'lit'ircd him and
carried him away without disturbing
Insurgent lorces Captured.
Manila, Anir. 58. Caiitaln Jfarold
I. Jackson, of tho First infantry re
cently surprised General l.ukban at
I'ampiiiiikeii In the mountains of tho
island of Hiiimtr. I Threo of tho l-oii
eral's guaiiis were killed, mid J,ukban
was wounded, but escaped. His
family was cnntiired. A cantain
Him a iieiiioimni aero also made pris
Ovation for Governor Taft,
Manila, Aug. 28. Civil Governor
Taft received at Apurri, provinco of
vwigayan, mo greatest ovation of his
trip. Ho announced that Aparri
would no a port ol entrv. anil reooivo
a inrgo appropriation for tho improve
inent of tho harbor and Cagayan river,
BOERS IN CAPE COLONY.
Oudichcrn Threated Delirnty'
London, Auk. 28. South African
dispatches show that tho Iiocrs con
tiimu active in Capo Colony. Shnrn
HKirmisiung nas occurred near Union
dale, a day's rido from tho sea, whilo
Commandant s Schepp's commando
is threatening tlio important town of
uucisclicrn, .IU inIIo, from tho Indian
In Ilrussels it is assorted that Com
mandant General llotha has ordered
tho Iloer commanders in tlio future
to retain all captured llritsh as host
ages in case J.nrd Kitchener carries
out tho threats of his latest procla
Tho war ofllco hns received tho fol
lowing dispatch from Lord Kitchener
dated at 1'rctroin today::
"Dolaroy has issued u counter proc
lamation, warning all Iiocrs against
my latest proclamation, declaring that
tnoy win continue struggling."
ON THE SAFE 8IDE.
Military Forces at Manila Will Be Increased
to Guard Against Uprising.
mnnim, auk. so. woru was re
ceived that tho insurgent colonol.
Lorcel, with 17 ollicors nnd l.'l men.
surrendered yesterday to Captain
Urown, of tho Fourth Infantry, at
lansa. a no surrender of numerous
other small contingents during tho
wcck nrings tlio total up to moro
In tlio city of Manila thero aro now
less than 1,000 cllectivo soldiers, nnd
it lias been decided to iucrcaso this
number by four companies of in
fan try. Tho official reason for tho
ncrcaso is that the guard duty is
too heavy for tho present forco. As a
mntter of fact, howovor, thero is a
iceiing mat, aimougii tiicro is no
apparent prospect of trouble, never
theless, in tho event of an uprising in
tho future, such ns is always possiblo
among tho Malays, it would bo bettor
to liavo a
suflicicnt body of troops
Another Touch of Summer,
Topcka, Kansas, Aug. 28. Kansas
was given another touch of summer
today after threo weeks of very mod
crnto wcathor, accompanied by cool
nights and occasional rains. Tho
temperature in somo places was ro
corded at 100, and at Topcka tlio
morcury hovered around tho 105
mark. Tho rise in tlio tomporaturo
was not predicted, and camo wholly
unoxpoctcd. Wichita recorded 101 j
Hiilina lUo; Atcluson 102. At Lcav
enworth thoro wero eoveral prostra
The Danish Antilles.
Copenhagen, Aug. 27. A nromi
ncnt politician in tlio counsels of the
ministry today told a representative
of tho Assooiatcd Tress that a sale
of tho Danish West Indies, it was
conlidently expected, would bo con'
summatcd beforo tho close of tho pros
Chaun's Illness i Pretext for Delay.
Komo, Aug. 28. Tho illness of
l'rinco Chun, brothor of tho omporor
of China, who with a Chincso mis
sion lias arrived at Baslo, Switzor
jami( on i,j8 way to Berlin to apolo
, . nsanssinntion of IJiirnn
,"1 t.ft!8 Al.".."
VOll ivunuiur, inu uuriuuu iiiiiiiniur lib
I'okin, is, according tc-a dispatch
recolved hero today from llaslo, a pro-
toxt for dolay, l'rinco Chun having
rCcoivcd ordors from Tokin not to
proceed, ns fresh complications liavo
tttiBOn wlti, roiercnco to tno protocol.
Decline In Indian Famine Relief List.
London, Aug. 28. Tho Indian
ofllco has recoived tho following dia-
patoh from Lord Gurzon, vicoroy of
India: "Tho raina nro irrogularly
distributed. Thoy aro partioularly
defloiont in tho rico distriots, whilo
oxecssivo rains liavo caused damago to
crops in tho northern nnd central
provinces. Trices aro gonornlly fall
ing. Tiicro is a slight decline in tho
number of porsons on tho famino ro
Hof list.the total now boing 507,000."
FAMINE IN KUSSIA
GOVERNMENT 18 PREPAflINQ TO
FEED THE DESTITUTE.
Prospects for the Winter are Decidedly Bad
In Many Districts the Population Are Al
'most Face to Face With Starvation
Officii! Government Crop Hcporli Show
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2. Tho day
on which tho first frultH of 'tho har
vest woro blossod In tho churches,
which was celebrated throughout
ltussla this week, must liavo
been a dny of mourning in many
of tho provlnenn. Tho outlook Iibh
grown worse almost ovory week dur
ing tho last four wooks. Kvon vege
tables, Including potatooH, liavo been
largoly burned by tho scorching heat
In somo districts. Tho approaching
winter will bo ono of tho gloomiest
UiixhIu has over seen.
Tho government already baa begun
preparations for tho feeding of tho
population In dlstrlcta whoro starva
tion Is threatened. Ily a law adonted
somo tlmo ago, tho Zcmstvos, or dis
trict aHuombbllcs aro rolloved from
all responsibility In tho matter, the
famine relief funds bolng now turned
ovor to tho central government.
Agents of tho ministry of tho Interior
aro engaged In buying grain, though
tho Russian press Is forbidden to
mention tho mattor. Tho precise ob
ject of this prohibition Is difficult to
dlvlno. It cannot bo possiblo that
tho government thinks tho grain spec
ulators can bo taken unawares, nnd
tho secrecy with which tho prices and
tho localities of purchases aro invest
ed can hardly bo conducive to ccon
Tho latest trustworthy reports show
the crop condition about August 1st
lsxccssivo heat and aridity provallcd
during tho preceding six weeks. This
cut off tho dovclopmont of the grain
and unduly hastened maturity. Suffi
cient rainfall was had only In tho
western and Baltic provinces. Tho
winter grains naturally suffered com
parativoly llttlo from tho weather, and
tho harvests of winter grain will bo
good In tho provinces of Kloff, Po-
dolln, Ucssarabla and Kherson, In
somo portions of the black earth dis
tricts, particularly tho provinces of
Tchornlgoff, Poltava, Volhynla, Kursk,
In tho provinco of Minsk. Grodno.
Kovno, Vitebsk nnd Smolensk. In nor
lions of tho Ualtlc torritory, In Fin
land and In a portion of tho central
region. In tho remaining portion of
tno umpiro tno winter grains will
shado off from below medium to very
bad, nnd the olllclal report adds that
"tho condition of spring gralna Is be
low that of winter grains. " Tho liar
vest of spring grains will bo "satis.
factory' In tho southwest, tiio Vistula
provinces nnd portions of the north
west. It Is bad throughout tho ira
monso poulhwostorn torritory between
tho Dncipor and tho Ural. Porcent-
ago estimates liavo not been given.
EXAMINATION OF HOEY.
A Line Rider Testifies to the. Nogales Smug.
gllrg Conspiracy Case.
Nogales, Ariz., Sept. 2. William
Hooy, United States Collector of Cus
toms at this port, was arraigned today
boforo United States Commissioner IL
D. Georgo on several charges based on
information that ho conspired to ad
mit Chinese Into this country from
Mexico In a fraudulent manner. A
number of witnesses woro examined.
tho principal ono being Georgo W.
Webb, known as a lino rider. Webb
testified, among other things, that ho
advised Hooy that Chlneso wore being
brought through tho lines nnd mado
an engagement with tho Collector to
moot mm at bis room. Ho nut a man
named DIckoy In a cupboard and left
tho door ajar. Continuing ho said:
"I talked with Hooy about a China-
man named How and proposed to go
m wun mm. i said that How had
promised mo $10 a head. Hnav
all right and told me how ho had fixed
it wun mem to uso a letter A on tho
certificate of those who had paid tho
foe, and that I was to let such China
man go, out was to arrest all others."
ino examination will bo continued
A Car Inspector Killed
at. L.OU1S, Sont. 2. In nn areldent
on tho Southorn Railway at Flrnwntnr
aiaiion, rour miles from East St.
Louis, today, Frank Haofelo, chief car
inspector or mo road, was killed, and
Elmore Drumm, flroraan, was fatally
uuu otuu. jumcoanery, engineer. BO'
On An Oregon Beach.
Marshflold, Or., Sopt. 2. The Drlt-
Ish bark Baroda, bound from Callao
for Portland, Or., Is ashoro nine miles
south of tho Coaullle nivor. sim
struck hoad on and swung around, and
Is now lying with her bow to tho sea.
Sho has two heavy anchors out, and
If tho sea remains smooth, as It Is now,
tho captain has hopos of floating his
ship off, but mon who have had oxporl
onco on tho beach in that locality
claim that tho chances aro against
hor boing tloatod. Sho has about
100 tons of coal forward and samo
Insurance Litigations Settled.
Chlcngo, Sopt. 2. A sottlement of
tho litigation which has involved tho
Northwestern Lifo Assuranco Com
pany slnco last Soptombor was effect
ed today by tho bid of Waltor H. Leo
for tho assets of tho company. Somo
tlmo ago Mr. Loo offered to pay 40 per
cent on all approved claims against
the company in return for the title to
all tho assots. Tho claims which aro
to bo settled nggrogato In round fig
TO 8TUDY AMERICAN METH0D8.
Twelve Worklnjmen Arrive From England lo
Tour the United Slates.
Now York, Aug. 29. On tho Anchor
lino steamship Hthlopla tonight camo
12 worklngmon, who liavo boon sont
to tour this country and study trades
by an English paper. Tho men woro
selected by popular vote. They aro:
H. J. Humphroy, coach builder, Loy
ton store, Kssox; Frank Harris, pot
tery and glass decorator, Uoxness,
Scotland; F. A. Scott, electrical and
morlmnlcal engineer, Olasgow; C. J.
Jaekson. onclneer. Stratford: ThnmnB
Oriiham, minor, Yorkshire; W. E.
Clrant, stevedore, Liverpool; Georgo
Nutloy, painter, Kingston Hill, Sur
rey, ThomriB Fleming, mason,
Peeblesi ; John Siutter, onglno-drlvor,
Motherwell; Kenneth Konzle, uphol
sterer, Inverness; Georgo Kthells,
woavor, Stockport; J. G. Oowan, ham-
morman. Gateshead, and A. Nlchol
Simpson, who will act ns conductor
of tlio expedition. Mr. Simpson said
"Wo will visit Washington, Pitts
burg. Philadelphia, Cleveland, East
Liverpool, O., Buffalo, Ottawa and
Montreal. Wo shall remain a few
days In each city. Tlio delegates
camo over horo to gather Information
and study questions In which tho
Hrltlsh artisan Is vitally Interested
Wo will Inmilro Into tho conditions
ol tho American wage-earners; how
thoy aro housed and live; their hours
unions and other things of Interest
to us on tho other side."
SURROUNDED- BY BOERS.
One Man Killed
London. Aug. 29. A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, dated from Pretoria
Threo ofllccrs and C5 men who
woro sent north of Ladybrand
Orango Ulvor Colony, on tho right of
Elliotts column wore surrounded on
unfavorable ground and captured by
a superior forco, August 22nd. One
roan was killed and four wore wound
od. Tho prisoners wero released. Am
holding an Inquiry.
"Have received a long letter from
Stoyn containing an argumentative
statement of tho Hoor case, and say
ing ho will continue to fight; also
short letter from Dowett to the same
"Hotha writes acknowledging the
receipt of my proclamation and pro
testing agalnrt It. and stating that
the Uoera Intend to go on fighting,
On tho other hand, tho surrenders
lately have increased considerably.
Anothor dispatch from Lord Kltch
"Since Ausrust 19th. 32 Boors have
been kl led. J3U mado prisoners ana
185 have surrcnuerca. inciuaing
Krucor. a nephew of tho ex-Presl
FATAL BRIDGE ACCIDENT.
Falling of Bridge Girders Caused the Death
of Four Men.
Columblo. S. C Aug. 29. An accl
dent at tho now bridge which the
Southern 'Railway Is constructing at
Congareo River today caused the
denth of four men. Ono other was
fatally and two more seriously in'
lured. Tho falling of the steel gird
era' about seven feet long, weighing
14 tons each, caused tho accident.
Tho girders wero hoisted about mid
way of the river above the unuga
The rains of tho night previous profr
ably had caused the ropes holding
tliem in place to sup. ino crasn
came without the slightest warning,
Thero wero 75 people on the bridge,
spectators and workmen.
Tho bridge is being bunt oy tne
Phoenix Drldgo Company of Phil
dolnhla. Tho structure was not ma
terially damaged by the accident,
thouch some of the Iron work was
NEGROES CANNOT BE IN IT.
First Cuban Artillery Will
Be Composed oi
New York, Aug, 28. That Negroes
are barred from enlistment in tho
First Cuban artillery is stated by the
Tribune correspondent at Havana.
Ono hundred and fifty "Cubans" will
bo enlisted. All must bo 21 years
oiu or moro, anu wuite. negroes win
not bo recoived as candidates for en
listmont. Enlistmont will bo mado
similarly as in tlio United States, and
will bo for the term of two years.
Ono of tho first questions toariso con
cerning the enlistment is as to who
aro "Cubans" within tho terms of
tho order. In the absenco of General
Wood, Acting Military Governor
Scott explained that "in order to bo
eligible tho candidate must bo a
Cuban citizen by birth or adoption."
Thoro seems to bo somo doubt as to
how Cuban citizenship is fixed until
tho now constitution gscs into effect.
Miter Starved to Death.
New York, Aug. 29. An old man
named Paddy Kearns died yesterday
In Tarrytown, literally of starvation
nnd neglect. In tho house In which
ho hadvllved alono for moro than 60
years, bank books Bhowing deposits
of $7,000 wero found. The old man Is,
believed to have had a considerable
amount of readv money and some
jewelry hidden around tho house. Ho ,
came to this country from Iroland In
Drowned In the Spree.
London. Aug. 29. Lady Smith, wife
ot Sir Archibald Lewln Smith, Mas
tor of tho Rolls Blnco 1900, was found
dead today, floating In tho Itiver
Sproo. It la not known how she was
Munitions of War for Rebels.
Now York, Aug. 29. Tho Panama
Steamship Company's steamer Ori
zaba sailed today for Colon, carrying
a largo number of huge pacKing
.nana whlnTi 1 hp n Tvlir. nm wall frt.
formod, say contain munitions of war
for tho rebels in tho Department of
Cauca, on tho Pacific Coast of Golom-
bla. On tho arrival of tho arms at
Colon, it Is said thoy will be trans-
shipped by railroad to Panama and
PACIFIC COAST NEWS AND COMMENT
I REPORT8 OF INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL (
I DEVELOPMENT IN OREGON, WASHINGTON
( CALIFORNIA AND IDAHO. ?
Pacific Coast Fruits.
A recent report from tho depart
ment of agriculture at Washington
touches lightly on fruit growing on
the Pacific coast. The fruit industry,
particularly in California', lias grown
to enormous proportions, tlio climate
and soil being splendidly adapted.
In comparison, Oregon and Washing
ton do not make much of a showing
but indications point to a rapid
growth in these states as well ns
Idaho, and Utah. Fruit shipments
East rcfiiiro a special railroad sched
ule during tlio summer, that from
Oregon and Washington going to
Green Itiver, Wyoming, on passenger
trains and there consolidated with
Western Lumber Markets.
Before July, 1902, it is estimated
that 100,000 cars of lumber and
shingles from Washington will find
a market in tho East and middle
West. In less than two years, a
Northern Pacific official predicts that
shipments will reach 200,000 cars.
As cars MUST lie provided for these
castbound shipments, and as the
regular volume of westbound busi
ness does not require so many cars,
westbound rates are certain to be
reduced, so as to induce moro liberal
shipping. High freight ra,tes, now
so frequently spoken of, are certain
to 1)0 reduced quito a bit during five
or six years.
California Mules Go East.
A trainlond of California mules
wore shipped East recently.
were COO in the bunch and although
it was not the first consignment, it
was the largest. The Missouri mar
ket has been drained by tho demands
of the Iloer war and Western raisers
have begun to profit thereby. Those
mules will be sold to foreigners,
Southern planters, Eastern miners
and railroad contractors in the new
Oklahoma country. Mule raising
promises to develop into a paying
business, as tho market is firm and
tho demand strong.
Kansas Tries Barley Hay.
In somo parts of California and Ore
con barley is commonly cut and
cured for hay the same as timothy.
Tho report that timothy would sell
for $20 a ton in Kansas City brought
a demand for barley hay nnd 1,000
tons liavo been shipped to that city
Of Interest to Flax Growers.
Minneapolis parties are considering
the establishment of a $50,000 lin
seed oil manufacturing plant in SpO'
kane. It means the addition of an
other great industry to that city's
manufacturing enterprises nnd will
afford a better market for the large
crops ot tlax grown in that section,
which now must be shipped East at
considerable expenso, but its by
product tho oil cake is ono of the
best known foods for hogs, and, if
such an enterprise is located in Spo
kane, this oil cake can be secured at
a considerably cheaper price than it
or corn can bo secured from the East.
This by-product or residue is of tho
greatest importance to tho develop
ment of tho hog raising industry in a
country whero thoro is comparatively
no corn grown.
Free Breaditufs for China.
Tho now Chincso tariff admitting
American brcadstuffs into that coun
try, duty free, will causo a boom in
exports from tho Pacific coast. For
tho year ending July 1, over 2,000,000
barrels of Hour woro sold in that
country. This tariff ruling u of
tremendous importance to the wheat
growers of tho Pacific coast, coming,
as it docs, in tho face of the biggest
wheat yiold on record.
Big Wheat Crop.
Ono of tho biggest things in tho
West, nothing oxcopted, is tho wheat
crop lor iuui, ns near as estimated.
Tho stato of Washington alono is
credited with 32 million bushols and
;.",,, j n
B " l
California and Idaho will swoll this
amount to nearly ono billion bushels.
worth to tho farmers not less than
$55,000,000. Takon in connection
with other enterprises, equally as
prosperous, it begins to look as
though tho Paoifio coas.t was tho most
favored section in tho United States
and tho world.
Sleel Lumber Steamer.
Tlio opinion has been genoral for
years that an iron or steol vessol was
not suitablo for tho coast lumber
business, but a San Francisco firm
is building a steol steamer for lumber
trado on tho Pacific coast. Tlio now
uu"" a lu uu u "ieui uuougnom, wun
a collular bottom, 180 feot long, 38
feet beam, 14 feot deep and to liavo
water tanks to carrv 300 tons nf 1ml.
aBt. Sho will draw 12 feet when
,oaded with 80o,00O, feot of lumber,
mw OBMWVM rfh ft W I HWK W kj V tVU
ready for tho spring trado and will
run between Portland and Tillamook,
taking tho placoof tho steam schooner
Tillamook, that' was wrecked in
Alaskan waters somo months ago.
Big Lumber Cargo Recently From Portland.
Tho steamer Adato was cleared
recently from Portland by tlio Pacific
Export Lumber Company, with
2,808,200 feet of rough lumber, val
ued at $28,080. Sho goes to Taku
via Comer, calling at tho latter placo
to coal. Tho Adato is an immenso
merchandise cargo carrier.
Opening Rich Territory.
Interest has long been felt in tho
effort to open up tlio section south
nnd cast of Tacoma, also west and
south of Portland. Its timber re
sources aro of known value. Tho
deposits of coal aro extensive. A
number of mining properties aro
awaiting shipping facilities, and
the extension of a railway thero
will bring out considerable agricul
tural productions. Wealth will be
rapidly added to Western Washing
ton and Western Oregon when rail
way construction shall open up a
number cf naturally rich but practi
cally inaccessiblo districts.
New Naval Station.
Tho Pugct sound naval station at
Bremerton has been officially desig
nated as a government navy yard.
The usefulness and excellent work
performed there is responsible for tho
! "W'cr rank which the new titlo gives.
ouosianiiai oenciits will likewise fol
low in tho shape of more extensive
equipment and apparatus. Tho
larger ships of the American navy,
will, as heretofore, be sent .'to tho
Pugct sound station for repairs in
stead oi . aro island.
The Trolley is Coming
Efforts to solve tho transportation
problem in the West have led capital
ists to project and operate the trolley
system. They aro cheap in compar
ison with tho standard lines, not only
in construction, but in operation, and
they promise to serve the purpose
equally as well. A number of long
trolley lines aie now in course of
construction in the Pacific North
west, chief among which is tho Clear-water-Lewiston
line in Idaho. Seat
tle and Tacoma people expect to en
joy a trolley ride from one city to the
other within tho next six months
oyer a new line now under construc
tion. At La Grande, Or., a company
was formed recently for the nurnoso
of doing preliminary work on an
electric road connecting La Grando
with tho town of Cove, 10 miles
away. A trolley lino over 17 miles
long now operates between Portland
and Oregon City. Another lino ia
projected between Milton. Orecon.
and Walla Walla.
Money In Cherriej.
Edward Johnson, one of the most
extensive farmers of Whitman
county, Wash., lias just finished
harvesting and shipping his cherry
crop and gives some interesting fig
ures on tho profits in growing cher
rie. Mr. Johnson had 90 cherry
trees on a space 180x108 feet, and
has sold over $500 worth of cherries
from these trees, in addition to those
used far homo use.
Salem's Public Buildings.
Major O. F. Cramer, superintend
ent of construction of tho now federal
building, Salem, Or., says that the
great steel strike in the East will
not dolay work on tho building. Tho
steol work had been shinned from
tho mills beforo tho difficulties becan.
Thostonoand brick work on the walls
is going on steadily, but an moreased
force of mon will bo needed to com
plete tho building within tho contract
time. From Yale to Idaho.
Dr. Jay G. Eldridge, a member of
tho Yalo faculty, has resigned his
position to accept tho chair of mod
ern languages at the University ot
An Bxtravn guilt Cm torn.
In the Austrian court It is contrary to
custom for perishable articles to appear
twice on the Imperial table. The result
li large perquisites for the attendants.
To one man fall all uncorked bottles;
to another tho wine left In the glasses;
to -another the Joints, and to another
still the game or the sweets. Every
morning a sort of market Is held In tba
basement of the palace, where the Vlea
neso come to purchase the remains.
An Extravagant Custom.
In tho Austrian court it is contrary to
custom for perlshablo articles to appear
twice on the imperial table. The result
Is large perquisites for the attendants.
To one man fall all uncorked bottles;
to another the wine left In the glasses;
to another tho Joints, and to another
still the game or the sweets. Every
morning a sort of market Is held In the
basement of the palace, where the Vien
nese come to purchase the remains. ,