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    Bohemia Nugget
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COTTAGE GROVE . . OREGON.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
In a
Condensed form for
Busy Readers.
Co
Rnumt of the Lett Important but
Not Lett Interesting Events
of the Patt Weak.
The crew of the Russian battleship
Potemkin has surrendered.
France and Germany have reached
an agreement about Morocco.
Fire in the business section of Spo
kane destroyed $120,000 worth of prop
erty.
The foreign press generally praises
Klihu Root and say lie is a fit successor
to the late Secretary Hay.
John F. Stevens, new chief engineer
of the Panama canal, is on his way to
the isthmus to take charge of the work
Two blocks of the business ana resi
dence section of Goldtield, Nevada,
have been destroyed by fire. Loss,
$200,000.
Three more of the convicts who re
cently escaped from the government
prison on McNeil's island have been
taken. The other four are likely to bj
captured soon.
Pittsburtr has been stirred by the
revelation of the fact that the million
aires of the citv are paying siarcely any
taxes. II. C. Frick, worth possibly
$70,000,000, pays taxes on $10,000.
Advice from various parts of Russia
show that the effects of the war are
telling terribly upon that unhappy
country. Foreign merchants are clos
ing their stores for lack of business and
native merchants are barely kept alive.
Baron Kornura, Japanese peace en
voy, has sailed for the United States.
A crisis is approaching in the Norway-Sweden
matter. Swedish trcops
are being mobilized along the frontier.
Elihu Root will assume the office of
secretary of state soon, but will not be
able to give it his entire tie until Sep
tember. President Roosevelt is deter miend to
eliminate entirely the uea of any
"pull" in securing promotions in the
army and navy.
The Sioux river is on a rampage at
Sioux City, Iowa, and baa overflowed
thousands of acres of crops and baa
washed away many houses.
Dunnite, a new explosive, is claimed
to be th most effective in the world.
A small charge will crumple in the side
of the heaviest armored vessel.
It is said that the Russian Reaction
ary party desires to dethrone the czar
and put in a stronger ruler who will be
able to restrain the reform party.
A report from Odeea says that a part
of the Black sea squadron met and en
gaged the rebel ship Potemkin. The
vessel escaped. The entire fleet has
been ordered to capture or destroy the
Potemkiue.
One lesson gained ly the American
navy as the result of the Far Eastern
war is the uselessness of the conning
toner on war vessels. The Japanese
gunners invariably disabled the ma
chinery in these towers early in battle.
Germany has forbidden French So
cialists to speak in Berlin.
A French submarine boat foundered
with a crew of 12 on board.
Twenty-six people were killed in the
tornado which just swept over Texas.
Paul Jones' body has been handed
over to the American navy by the
French navy with great ceremony.
The city of Theodosia, Russia, has
been set on fire by the rebel ship Po
temkin and the garrison, instead of de
fending the town, has looted the stores
and ho u net).
A report at Odessa says that the
rebel ship Potemkine has been sunk.
Continuation cannot Imj had. It is
known that the Russian government
lias Bent a torpedo boat after the vessel.
Representative Payne, of New York,
chairman of the house committee on
ways and means, says the United
States must continue the policy of en
larging our navy.
One of the eight convicts who escap
ed from the government prison on Mc
Neil's island, has been recaptured.
American electricians have obtained
the contract for the electrification of an
Italian railway and have also closed
contracts for electrical equiment to be
installed in Japan. The value of these
contracts ia about $2,000,000.
More mob outbreaks are occurring in
Poland.
Six desperate prisoners have escaped
from the government prison on McNeil
island.
The largest bank in Topeka, Kansas,
has failed.
Five hundred perished in the flood
at Guanajuato, Mexico.
July 4 the admissions to the Lewis
and Clark fair were 68,708.
Canton, China merchants have pro
tected to Roosevelt against Chinese ex
elusion.
The beef trust has an army of law
vera to defend them aguiust the attack
of the government.
WITNESSES FORGET.
Important Testimony In Land Fraud
Catet Hard To Get.
Portland, July 9. Three witnesses
lot leeii heard ill the trial of
Representative Williamson, Dr. Van
Gesner and Marion R. Biggs, whose
I cases are Wing heard before Judge De
Haven. They have given damaging
testimony, but it lias oecn literally
dragged "from them, and yesterday
morning when Henry Beard was testi
fying, Judge Ie Haven turned to Dis
trict Attorney Heney and said: "Mr.
Heney, you may lead the witness, for
it seems as If this ia the only way you
can get anything out of him."
Thia statement came from the court
after his honor had listened to the ex
amination of Campbell Duncan, Green
Beard and his son Henry. Hardly had
the direct examination of Duncan got
ten under way than inferences that
witness fo.- the government had been
tampered with were being brought out.
Duncan had a splendid ability to forget.
1 1 in memory in connection with the
talk ami .Win that he had with the
defendants was conveniently a blank.
So was that of Green I Ward, who was
another of the men who baa taken up
a timber claim, which, it is alleged,
was taken for Dr. Gesenr and Repre
sentative Williamson, ins son rienry
was also suffering from a bad memory,
but after a severe shaking up both by
Mr. Heney and Judge Bennett, he
blandly admitted, when he was closely
pressed bv Judge Bennett, that he had
committed perjury in swearing to his
timber entry affidavit.
Shortly after the morning session
convened, ex-Senator Thurston rose to
make inquiry concerning the motion lor
a new trial for Senator Mitchell, l-onn
sel explained that he was a long way
from home and that nothing save the
nendimr motion was keeping him in
Portland. Judge De Haen then an
nnnnml that he would take Up the
Mitchell case at 10 o'leock Monday
TAFT'S ACTION CRITICISED.
President and Cabinet Say Ha
Was
Harsh With Wallace.
Chicago, July 10. A special tele
gram to the evening rosi irom us
Waahignton correspondent says:
'It is learney on high authority that
President Roosevelt is not entirely
pleased with the way in which Secre
tary Taft treated Engineer John .
Wallace, and this is one of the reasons
,ly the construction of the isthmian
canal is to be entrusted to Secretary
Root.
In plain language, several members
of the cabinet have expressed to Presi
dent Roosevelt their disapproval of the
treatment accorded to Wallace by Taft.
They say Taft. did wrong in flying into
rage and telling Wallace be did not
ish to receive any report from the
latter on the canal problem. The
view of these cabinet members is that,
if Mr. Walalee, whose reputation as an
engineer is teyonu question, rounu
natural obstacles to the construction of
the canal that battle engineering gener
ally, Mr. Taft might have found it out,
and that he should have accorded Wal
lace the private audience that he sought
and not have required the presence of
Mr. Cromwell, an ouUider."
JAPANESE LAND ON SAKHALEN.
Important Card is Played to Influence
Terms of Peace.
St. Petersburg, July 10. A landing
of Japanese troops on the island of Sak
halin was officially reported tonight,
and startles military circles in St. Pet
ersburg, though it has been realized
since the defeat of Admiral Rojestven
sky that the Japanese were able to take
possession of the island as soon as they
thought fit. The strength of the land
ing force cannot be ascertaineJ, but the
garrison of the island is too weak to
offer an effective resistance.
Though the Japanese seem unwilling
to risk a grand battle with General
Linievitch, pending the peace meeting
at Washington, the landing of troops
on Sahkalin is considered to express
Japan's decision regarding the formal
conclusion of a general armistice,
namely, that in the interim before the
meeting it is necessary to occupy the
island whose possession is an important
caid in Japun'o diplomatic contest at
Washington.
Mitchell Only the First.
Boston, July 10. Discussing alleged
land frauds in the West, Secretary of
the Interior Hitchcock today said:
"The conviction of Senator Mitchell is
the first of many which we hope to se
cure in the near future. We have been
working on this matter for several
years, and we now have got to where
we hope to accomplish results. We
have 12 indictments in Montana of so
called stool pigeons, people who have
impereonated insolvent homesteaders
and turned over the certificates for
money."
Russia Consults Powers.
Berlin, July 10. A report is in cir
culation here that the Roumanian gov
ernment has asked the powers to ad
vise what treatment shall be accorded
the crew of the Russian battleship
Kniaz Potemkin, which mutinied and
who surrendered to the Roumanian au
thorities today. Russia demanded that
the crew be surrendered to her; Austria
and Germany advised Roumania to
give them to Russia, while England,
France and Italy advised their release.
May Break Out When Ltd it Off.
Odessa, July 10. It ia officially an
nounced that quiet prevails in Odessa,
but it W feared in many quarters that
an outbreak will follow the lifting of
the state of siege. The governor gen
eral today issued a proclamation threat
ening those circulating false reports
with punishment under military law.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
ROGUE RIVER VALLEY HOPS.
Acreage Hat Been Doubled and Yield
Promises Well.
Grants Pass Hop prospects in the
Rogue River valley are superb this
year, and thia district ia rapidly vetting
to be one of the steadiest and best hoi
producers on the Pacific coast. It
too early yet to aay what prices will be
but they stand at present at 24 to 25
cents, without buyers, and little or
none offered by growers. The "Eng
lisli clutter la a lltlte "oil in some
sections of the valley thia year, but the
natives are reported very strong. The
crop of lS'Ort will nearly double the
acreage of that of 1!04, which waf in
the'neighhorhood of 300 acres, or alout
300,000 pounda; the average yield I
ing 1,000 iHHinda per acre.
Hop growers have at last Wen a runs
ed from their long sleep, and manv of
them have given their yards splendid
fertilisation and cultivation tlr.s year
John Rauaxan, who has the largest
yards in the county, comprising 87
acres, and several others in his vicini
tv, whose yards lie along the Imnk of
Rogue river, have installed splendid
gasoline engines and pumps, so that
their yards will be finely irrigated.
The total acreage of yards in the
county at the present time is 70S acres,
of which the new yards planted thia
year and which will not le in full I ear
ing until next year, comprise 1(0 acres,
leaving 648 a roes of yards which will
be in full bearing the present year. A
great many parties have purchased land
in the far famed Rogue river vallev
with a view to putting in yards next
year, ana should the price oi hops go
up, the Rogue river valley will become
one of the big bop districts of the coast
Get Rival Phone Line.
Albany The city council of Albany
has granted the oft requested franchise
to the independent telephone people,
and in the near future construction
will be commenced on the exchange of
the independent people in Albany. All
the independent lines in Linn and
Benton counties are included in the
company that hat secured the fran
chise in Albany, and when the system
is completed there will be a free ex
change between the principal towns of
these counties. It ia expected that
spirited competition will secure a need
ed better service in Albany.
File Petitions Wrongly.
Salem Unless the friends of the wo
man suffrage amendment exercise more
care than they have been doing, their
initiative petitions for the submission
of the proposed amendment will be fa
tally defective. Secretary "of State
Dunbar baa received several petitions
on the blanks prepared by the advocates
of woman suffrage, but in his opinion
the signatures on these petitions cannot
be counted in making up the total num
ber of signatures for the iniative. He
holds that the separate sheets upon
which the signatures are written shonlil
be gathered together and filed at one
time.
Road May Go Into the Nehalem.
Rainier A logging railroad into Rai
nier is practically assured. The Ham
mond interests have Becurcd a right of
way from Dean Blanchard, the Deerdorf
estate, and the Western Cedar company.
W. E. Newsome has proven the only
obstacle so far. The company owns
1,200 acres of heavUy timbered land
about three miles from this place. It
ia surmised that it is the intention to
push on to the Nehalem, as the same
parties were negotiating with S. Benson
for his Clatskanie rood. It is possible
that Mr. Rockie'a railroad will be ab
sorbed by the new company.
Pays for Teeth Made in 1870.
La Grande William Proebstel re
ceived this week a remittanace of $30
in payment of a debt that has been due
35 years. Mr. Proebstel was formerly
a dentist and in 1870 he made a set of
teeth for a young woman who married
and moved away without settling the
bill, and in the course of time the mat
ter was forgotten as far as Mr. Proebstel
was concerned. The missive came from
a town on rugct sound, inclosing a
draft for $30 and explaining what it
was for. The writer stated that she
now felt able to pay the bill.
Music at Chautauqua.
Oregon City Professor Frederick W.
Goodrich, of Portland, who baa been
engaged as instructor and musical con
ductor for the Willamette Valley Chau
tauqua association, reports that there
will be 100 voices in the large chorus,
which will include Mrs. Rose Bloch-
Bauer and many other prominent Port
land singers. Thia chorus w:ll be aug-
umented by between 60 and 75 voices
from this city. Two cantatas will be
presented during the session.
Wool-Clipping Delayed.
Enterprise Sheep shearing in this
county has been greatly handicapped
by the heavy rains of the past ween.
Unless better weather prevails the wool
clip of thia county will not be disjosed
of until the latter part of July.
Refuse to Sign Lands.
Klamath Falls The Shook brothers,
of Dairy, B. B. Beekman, of Jackson
ville, and Mrs. I). K. Ralston, of Ash
land, are holding up government irri
gation by refusing to sign their lands.
HOP GROWtHS IN POOL.
fane County Lines Up Under Krebs'
Management.
Eugene A large iuinilxi of hop
growers of I-ane county met in Eugene
last week to take preliminary steps to
help form a gigrmtlc corporation to
handle the crop of the Pacific const and
to control prices. Conrad Krebs, (
Salem, president of the Krebs Hop
company, which has tJ24 acres of hops
at Independence and Brooks, ia at the
head of thia big movement.
A general convention will lx held at
Salem some time in July attended by
dclegted elected from the several bop
listricts. At this convention the cor-
juration will be formed. After its
formation the crop of each grower will
be transferred to the conoration, which
will do all the sclliug. A lawwd of di
rectors will be elected and the directors
will appoint a selling committee which
will meet in Salem every Saturday for
the puriHtse of making sales ami report
on the condition of the market!, etc
nop experts win he called In to ascer
tain the quality of eajh crop and keep
it in its proper grade.
Mr. Krebs is encouraged over his
project, and stated that he believes
that 90 per cent of the 1905 crop w ill
be turned into this rorimration. After
he gets Oregon thoroughly organized he
will go to Washington, and then to New
York state, and exiwts to have the en
tire crop of the United Slates under
control of the corjnjration.
BANKS COME TO AID.
Take Up Asylum Employes' Certifi
cates of Allowance.
Salem Arrangements have been
made Iy which all employes of state
institutions at Salem will receive the
face value of their salary claims each
mouth. Portland banks have agreed to
take up the certitlctaes of allowance n-
sued by Secretary of State Dunbar for
the amount of the pay-roll of each in
stitution, and hold these certificates
until an appropriation loeoniea availa
ble. They will depend uimih the next
legislature to allow interest on the
money, and Governor Chainla-rlain bus
said that he will recommend that in
terest be allowed. The amount of the
salary claims will probably Imj $180,-
000 up to the adjournment of the next
legislature. There will Ims no more
discounting rf salary claims, but claims
r supplies w ill be shaved as hereto-
jre.
Land Office in Portland.
Oregon City At the close of businesa
June 30 the business, together with tl e
records and archives of the Oregon Ci'y
-and office, were transferred to Fori
land and installed in the Blazier build
ing, corner of West P.irk and Washing
ton street-?. Simultaneous with the re
moval of the land office from this city,
takes place a change in the name f
the office, which will now le officially
designated as the Portland Land office.
Register Dresser and Beceiver Riheo
will remove with their families to Port
land thia summer.
Plant Rainbow Trout.
Cottage Grov Thirty thousand
rainbow trjut have arrived here, ship
ped by the goveriirnnet bureau of Fih-
nes. Iweiity thousand came It D. T.
Awbrey and 10,000 to the Oregon A
Southeastern railroad company. These
trout are to be distributed in branches
trd)iitary to the Willamette river.
They w ill be placed in small elearwater
streams and will 1 held there until
old enough to breed, -and then turned
loose.
Fields Lie Flat.
En'e-prise Recent h'avy raina in
this section hav caused much of the
heavy grain and first crop of hay to
fall. The grain which has fallen will
necessarily have to Ins cut for hay, as it
cannot be harvested with a binder or
header.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Club, 82(383e per bushel;
bluestem, 8i)90; valley, nominal.
Barley Feed, $22(322.50 per ton;
rolled, $23.50.
Oats No. 1 white, feed, $30 per
ton; gray, $30.
Hay Timothy, $14lfl per ton;
clover, $1112; grain, $U512.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2021c per.
dozen.
Butter Fancy crearnery,1721 Jc
Poultry Fancy hens, 12I3u;
mixed chickens, 1 1 1 2c ; turkeya, live,
1819c per lb.
Fruita Strawberriea, $2(32.25 per
crate; apples, table, $ 1 .500 2.50 per
box; apricots, 85c$l per crate;
peaches, 75 85c; plums, 0c$l;
Logan berries, $1.25; blackberries,
75c; cherries, 6l8c per lb; prunes,
90c(f?$l per crate; raspberries, $1.75.
Fresh Vegetables Corn, 30 ($ 40c
per dozen; cucumbers, 40c(?$l; let
tuce, head, 10c; parsley, 25c; peas,
25c per lb; radishes, 10(u5l2c per
dozen; tomatoes, $1.753 per crate;
turnips, $1.25(3140 per sack; carrots,
1.251.50; beets, $1(31.25.
Potatoes Oregon fancy, old, $1
1.10; Oregon, new, $11.25.
Beef Dressed bulla, l2c per lb'
cowa, 34c.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 6c per lb.
Hops Choice, 1004, 1021c per lb.
Wool Eastern Oregon, best, 19
23c; valley, 2(s27c; mohair, choice,
31 32 He PC lb.
WILLIAMSON FACES JURY.
Dr. Van Qntner ami Marion R. Bip.ga
Also Delnndantt In the Case.
Portland, July 7. With the convic
tion of Senator Mitchell sliding into
history, those curious ones who were In
attendance at this trial w III this mom
lug again have the chance to witness
another Oregon congressman before
the bar of justice Representative J. N
Williamson. With this incmWr of the
lower bouse of congress w ill also lm
tried Dr. Van Gesner and Marlon R
Biggs. Williamson an.! Van Gesner
were interested In the sheep business
ami the siwclfic charge against them la
sulMirnatiou of MrJnry, it being alleged
that they Induced various persona to
make fraudulent timber entries. It is
charged that the alleged fraudulent
oaths were taken lie-fore Marion R
Biggs, who was United Slates commis
sioucr at Prineville.
The indictment which was returned
against Williamson, Van Gesner and
Bigg was returned February II, 1905,
and it alleges thafthe three mcnnamed
in the Indictment conspired to sulxiru
certain persona to commit perjury
w lneo names are set forth in the indict
incut, to take up claims under the tim
her and stone act, swearing when they
took up tlose claims that they were not
taken up for eculative purposes.
While thia case w ill not attrait the
attention that the trial of Senator
Mitchell did, it nevcrthchs will be
watched with great interest. Itepre
seutative Williamson, until he was
elected to succeeil Malcolm A.Moody,
was a state senator in the Oregon legis
lature. The fact that he was Indicted
along with Senator Mitchell will give
the case some national interest.
DUNNE'S OWNERSHIP PLAN.
Chicago's Mayor Proposes Corpora
tion Shall Own Car Lines.
Chicago, July 7. Mayor Edward F.
Dunne told the city council tonight his
plana for municipal ow nershii) of trac
tion proix-rties. It was not municipal
ownership absolutely, but, as the mav
or explained, the nearest thing xsihle
uniler existing conditions, ami he asked
the aldermen to consider it carefully.
Absolute municipal ow nership and op
eration, the' mayor said, he docs not
consider practical just now.
The plan which the mayor offered
provides for the iiicorixiration of a com
puny, managed by five men who com
mand the confidence of the a-ople of
4.'hicgo. To thia company is to lie
granted a 20-year franchise, covering
the streets in which rights of the old
companies already have expired or soon
will expire. It is to lie stocked to the
amount necessary to establish a street
car syBtem in these streets, roughly es
timated at 240 mile. No bonds are to
be sold.
The stork is to te deiaisited w ith a
trust company, which the live directors
are to select, so as to prevent a pur
chase of it and consequent control by
outside interests. The stock is to be
sold at x)pular subscription.
At any time the citv may elect, It
can take over the property on an ap
praised valuation.
ARMY READY TO REVOLT.
Demand Political Rights From Cur
for All His Soldiers.
Iondou, July 7. The Moscow corre
spondent of the Standard says:
"I have received startling informa
tion, the very nature of which renders
its confirmation from official sources
imH)Ssible, but which, if correct, may
he designed to promote the revolution
ary movement in Russia to a remarka
ble extent.
"It is that an ultimatum will short
ly be presented to the czar demanding
political rights in la-hall of the army.
The date of the presentation will prob
ably coincide with the completion ol
the mobilization now in progress.
"Two hundred thousand of the
youngest and therefore the most dissat
isfied members will then have received
their arms ami will he under the com
mand ol men drawn largely from civil
lifo. I am told that the initiative has
been taken in the garrison at St. Peters
burg." Gorky Works for Freedom.
St. Petersburg, July 7. Maxim
Gorky, the novelist, who is living at
Kokola, a small village on the coast of
Finland, has refused u flattering offer
to go on a lecture tour in the United
States, preferring to remain for the
purpose of aiding in the work of eman
cipating Russia.' He is one of the re
cognized leaders of the Constitutional
ists, and ia visited daily by persons
from all parts of Russia. He bus a
large income, but gives the major tac
tion of it to the cause which he has at
heart.
Still Stand by Strike.
Chicago, July 7. The joint council
of the Teamsters' union tonight refused
to take action looking toward calling
off the strike, and appointed a com
mittee to procure funds to support the
striking teamsters in their struggle.
The committee appointed ia to be
known as the "flying aquidron," and
it will call on every union teamster in
the city to donate a stipulated amount
each week toward the support of the
strikers.
To Collect Data on Canal.
New York, July 7. Two Panama
canal commissioners, Peter G. Haines
and Colonel M, B. Ilarrod, Bailed for
Pauama today on the Saguranca, to col
lect data concerning the surveys of the
canal route and to prepare plana of thia
route for use by the advisory board of
engineers, which will meet in Wash
ington September 1 .
ALMOST
BANKRUPT
Philippine fioven incut Only. Kept
Up by Sale ol Bonds.
FILIPINOS REFUSE TO PAY TAXES
Purpose of Taft't Visit to Islands la
to Place Government on Safe
Financial Baslt.
Washington, July 8. Secretary Taft
Is hastening to Manila to prevent an
utter collapse of the civil government
there as administered! by Governor
Wright. The mystery of his mission
and the urgency with which it its un
dertaken are gradually being revealed.
Early action of a remedial character In
necessary In prevent the government
fiom la-coming bankrupt through shott-
age of revenue receipts.
Governor Wright has not made pro.
gresa In dealing with the i-HiptnoM.
lie has asked thelu to obey the law
and let it go at that. He has not
sought to harmonize differences and se
cure their co operation. As a result,
the Filipinos are now refusing to pay
taxes. They knew nothing aUiut land
and revenue taxea until American rule
was made effective. Taft succeeded In
inducing the natives to pay these taxes.
I ndcr right they refused payment.
It Is impossible to sell the land for de
linquent taxes.
The 1 1 is-tease in Philippine revenue
has la-en so great that nothing but bond
sales has prevented a collapse of tho
government. The money derived fiom
selling ImiihIs and certificates of indebt
edness has furnished sufficient funds to
maintain affairs up to this lime, but
the sums Ivor rowed must eventually la'
repaid, and the situation has grown
serious.
Mr. Taft has gone to determine what
can he done to develop revenues and to
place the government on a safe Unam-ia!
basis. M r. Taft hIho decires to confer
with Governor Wright on the friar land
question. the entire inattt r was ad
justed after tedious deliberations, mid
an arrangement reached satisfactory to
the preci-lent and Mr. Taft. The titles
were defective, and it was agreed to have
new translers made, (lovcrimr Wright
was asked for his approval and refused
to give it. Il is considered imperative
that this troublesome nucstion should
te settled.
TO MAKE ISTHMUS HEALTHY
Shons Tells How Commission Will
Care for Employes.
Washington, July 8. Life on the
Isthmus of Panama is to he made
healthful, comfortable and enjoyable
before 'he real work of digging the
anal ia la-gun, according to an an
nouncement of lad icy made tislay by
Chairman Shouts, of the Panama Canal
commission. Mr. Shouts said:
"Our first duty is to create sound
underlying conditions. This is now
vastly more impoitimt than the moving
of dirt. The men must have suitable
houses in healthy surrounding; they
must have v. holseome .and nourishing
fisnl at reasonable roar; they must have
suitable transportation facilities to get
to and from their work, ami they muM
have opportunity for recreation.
'It will bo the Hlicy of the commis
sion to provdie them ecsent lal" as
piiekly as possible, and to only in-
rease the working force, aside Irorn
the mechanics necessary to provide
these iiccct-siticH us fast as the facilties
indicated can lie furnished.
'So much has been said by the press
of na exaggerated character about
health conditions there that it may be
wise to recapitulate the facts regarding
yellow fver. There have been la
tween 11,000 and 10,000 employes on tho
isthmus since the disease first appeared
in May. During that month there were
20 canal employes stricken anil two
deaths. In June 30 canal employes
were strietken arid there were four
dtnths, two of those dying being Amer
icans appointed in the I'uited Statca
and two persona uppointed locally on
the isthmus."
Whole Battalion Slain.
St. Petershiirg, July 8. General
Linievitch in a telegram to the em
peror dated July 5, and confirming the.
defeat of the Japanese at Suvantse.
when a Japaucsu battalion was annihi
lated, says that after the capture of tho
position and the (light of the Japanese,
the latter were reinforced and resumed
the fight, but all their attacks were re
pulsed. The Russians captured consid
erable quantities of supplies, and held
the position until ordered to retire.
The Japanese losses, General Linievitch
says, were enormous.
Root Hat Accepted.
New York, July 8. It can bo defi
nitely stated that President Roosevelt
has offered the position of secretary of
state to Elihu Root, and that Mr Root
has accepted. President Roosevelt ar
rived at Jersey City utli a, m. He
bourdod a Pennsylvania Railroad tug
and was taken to Long Island City,
He left there for Oyster bay at 9:47,
Paul Morton and Elihu Root, who ac
companied the president from Cleve
land, left the train at Jersey City,
Refunding Hawaiian Debt.
Washington, July 8. Prohldont
Roosevelt haH approved tho Issue of
$(100,000 of bonds by the Territory of
Hawaii to refund the gold Ismds of tho
Republic of Hiawaii, issued under uct
of tb legislature of June 13, 181)0.