Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, August 22, 1906, Image 2

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    Bohemia Nugget
In a Condensed Form for Oar
Easy Readers.
A Resume of the Let Important but
Not Let Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Railroads hare voluntarily reduced
grain rates in Minnesota.
The governor of Warsaw lias been
seriously injured by a bomb.
Activity of the police frustrated a
plan to assassinate King Alfonso.
It is said the sultan of Turkey has
d Tided to recognize Leiehnian as an
Many immigrants m ho would be re
fused admittance at a port of entry
are being smuggled in through Mexico.
Bookbinders in the government
printing officj threaten to strike on
account oi the action of a foreman to
ward the men.
A San Francisco woman refugee feels
greatly insulted because she was given
a pair of No. 8 stockings when she
wears No. 3 shoes.
The Chilean disaster will be a bard
blow to English insurance companies, j
as they carry more South American
risks than any others.
Union printers at their recent inter
national convention decided to erect
new building at their Colorado Springs
home to be need by the wives of aged
Police in all parts of the Ruetiin
e opire are flooding the minister of 'J-he
Interior with resignations since the re
vival of terrorism directled especially
against these officers.
A massacre of Jews is expected in
Warsaw, Rnesia.
A cave-in at Clincnport, Va, en
tombed 50 miners.
Roosevelt is said to have declared
for Canon for president.
Labor leaders have declared war on
Cannon's candidacy for re-election to
Portland police are looking for Paul
Stensland, president of the wrecked
Chicago bank.
The president has appointed James
6. Harlan, of Chicago, a member of the
Interstate Commerce commission.
During the fiscal year just ended our
exports to Porto Rico, Hawaii and
Alaska increased about 20 per cent.
Russian terrorists continue the
slaughter of police. The government
has begun wholeealse arrests and exile.
A tidal wave is reported from the
Hawaiian islands. The general height
was five feet and bat little damage was
The Valparaiso earthquake will com
plete the bankruptcy of many insurance
companies which lost heavily in San
The First National bank of Chelsea,
Mages., has been closed by the bank
examiner because too much money was
loaned to its president.
The murder of policemen in Poland
continues. J
Japanese goods have supplanted all
others in Corea.
Many officers are involved in a navy
ecandal at San Francisco.
Another Chicago bank has failed as a
result of Stensland's crimes.
Ex-United States Senator Turner, of
Washington, is mentioned aB Bryan's
running mate.
France has resolved to make no con
cessions to the Catholics and rray con
fiscate churches.
A member of the late Russian parlia
ment has been arretted as a leader of
agrarian disorders.
R. B. Brown, of Zinesville, 01 i ,
has been elected commander-in-chief of
the National U. A. R.
Diego Mendoza, ex-Colombian minis
ter to the United States, declare that
President Reyes is a traitor.
A second grand jury has been called
at Chiago to inquire into recent rebates
gfiven the Standard Oil company.
The Milwaukee Avenue State bank,
of Chicago, has delcaraed a 20 per cent
dividend for depositors. More will be
paid later.
Secretary Root has arrived at Buenas
Mad Mullah has received a disastrous
Negotiations looking to a Russo Jap
anese fishing treaty have been com
It is likely that the War department
will concentrate all colored troops at
one post.
Many Republican state conventions
are declaring in favor of Roosevelt for
A third term.
Peasants in Southern Russia are rav
aging the country and the troops refuse
to fire on them.
A plot to assas8!nate the president of
Cuba was discovered just in time to
frustrate the plans.
The nowers are expected to make
strong representations to Greece
trouble is over the barbarous
Greek marauders in Macedona
Lost of Life and Property Are Heavy,
Though Statementt Conflict.
There'continnee to be confusion of
statements as to the magnitude of the
disaster at Valparaiso caused by the
earthquake shocks which began Thurs
day, August 16, and continued at fre
quent intervals throughout that and
the next two days, l'ispatches from
Valparaiso to the Associated Press dat
ed August 19 state that a moderate es
timate of the fatalities is 2.000, and
that the property lose may be as high
as $250,000,000. which latter is as
great as the loss sustained by San Fran
cisco in consequence of the earthquake
and tire which devastated that city last
A refugee who has arrived at Santia
go places the known dead at 100 and
other messages indicate that the first
reports of damage and casualties were
greatly exaggerated.
Dispatches to the State department
at Washington place the fatalities at
about 500. These conflicting state
ments cannot at this time be adjusted.
It is evident that even yet confusion
and panic prevail at Valparaiso and
until order is restored it will be impos
sible to ascertain with accuracy the loss
of life and property.
The dwellings in the city have been
practically abandoned b7 the inhab
itants, who are existing as beet they
can in the plazas and streets of the city
and in the hills adjacent to it, without
shelter from storm and sun, and fam
ine confronting tbem. Food is already
scarce and high. Water for drinking
purposes is lacking and disease is
The government is doing all it can to
bring in relief. The crippling of the
railroads into aiparaiso constitutes a
serious factor in the situation, as for an
indefinite period relief supplies can
only l9 ordered through other means of
ttansportation, the seaboard affording
the best of these.
At Santiigo many of the beet public
and private buildings were wrecked
The loss of life there is augmented by
the panic which seized the people,
many of whom threw themselves from
balconies of their homes. The destruc
tive lorce oi toe earthquake was exper
ienced over a large extent of the coon
try, many towns sustaining serious
Drouth and Poor Cultivation Will
Yield Below 120.000 Bales.
The long continued drouth and
poor cultivation in mary sections
beginning to tell on the Orcgoa
crop, l-ast year the state produced,
about 112,000 bales.. It is beginning
to look now as if this figure would not
be eiceeded this year, notwithstanding
an increase in acreage of about 10 per
cent. Fetituates made by reliable
dealers of the coming crop range all the
way from 100,000 to 120,000 bales. At
one time in the spring it was thought
about 140,000 bales would be produced,
but two months with practically no
rainfall anywhere in the hop belt has
had a telling effect on the vines. Scan
ty cultivation in many of the yards has
caused even more damage than the dry
spell. Trices were so low last year that
some of the growers lost heart an 1 neg
lected to cultivate their properties.
They will be rewarded this year with
lees than half the production of their
neighbors who attended to this import
ant matter. An immense quantity of
hops was sold on contract iu the spring
at the bare coBt of production, and
these sellers, almost without exception,
failed to cultivate their yards.
It is estimated that up to the present
time about 80,000 bales of the coming
crop are tied up by contracts. Al
though the crop will fall short of early
expectations, it will still furnish em
ployment for all the pickers that can
be secured. It will be what the grow
ers call a "top crop," and will be easy
to pick.
Much Hay in Tillamook.
Tillamook Tillamook had another
bumper hay crop this year, and with
fine weather the past month it has been
harvested in good shape. Most every
barn in the county is filled to its full
capacity, and there will be an abund
ance of feed next winter for the dairy
herds, with the probability that it will
not be all used before the next crop is
harvested. The dairy business in Till
amook is increasing every year, and the
dairymen are very prosperous, as they
do not have to buy mill feed for their
cows, but grow enough on their farms,
and this with the green pasture keeps
the cows in good condition.
Extensive System Planned for Grand
Ronde ar.d Indian Valleys.
I.a Grande Two bia irrigation sys
tems, w hich will cover the entire Urand
Ronde and Indian valleys and a portion
of land in Wallowa count v, are being
projected by local companies.
The organisation to be known as the
Grand Ronde Water company, is a cor
poration which will promote a $2,000,
000 iirlgation project and besides furn
ishing water for irrigation on a large
scale, the company expects to provide
power for lighting where it is wanted
The water will be taken from the Big
Miwam, which forms the boundary be
tween Union and Wallowa counties.
1 tie preliminary surveys lor the log
canal were made last year, and at the
present time the engineers are engaged
in making the final surveys and doing
the cross sectioning..
The canal will take the water through
a deep canyon. Its head is in section
35, townehip 3 south, range 42 east.
After cutting through the high divide
in township 1 north, range 41 cast, it
w ill be an easy matter to cover the In
dian valley country and swing into the
(rand Ronde. The main canal to the
divide will be 34 miles long. The
lateral distributing canals as planned
will be CO miles in length.
The promoters estimate that it will
take four months' time -fox the large
force of engineers now at work to com
plete the final survey. Construction
woik will be commenced as soon as the
survey is finished.
acta of
Government Requires Duplex System
and Branch South.
Washington, Aug. 20. Commercial
receipts from the Alaskan cable and
telegraph lines amounted to $24,000 in
July, which is $2,000 in excess of the
amount collected by the United States
in any previous month. The official
dispatches sent during the month
would have cost $12,000 had they been
paid for at the commercial rates. This
rapid increase in the demands upon
the Alaskan cable and telegraph system
will be met by the government by the
duplexing of the cables.
The cableship Burnaide, which ia to
install the duplexing apparatus at the
Alaskan end of the cable, will probably
leave Seattle about September 15. It
will carry 200 miles of new cable,
which haa just been shipped from New
York for the extension of the cable eer
vice south of Ketchikan. This exten
sion will be effected by tapping the line
from bitka to Juneau at Cape Fansbaw.
From that point a branch line will be
extended down to Wrangel, then to
Hadley, on Prince of Wales island,
and then to Ketchikan, which ia only
about 60 miles from Port Simpson, the
English town which is to be the ter
.minus of the Grand Trunk Pacific rail
It is believed that this additional
200 miles of cable will result in a great
increase in cable receipts, as the Fed
eral system taps a country which is
rich in mines and fisheries and already
has many large canning factories,
which stand greatly in need of daily
communication with the United States
In case the cable ship does not encoun
ter bad weather, the line will probably
be completed before November 1. Cap
tain Henry W. Stamford, of the Signal
corps, will direct the laying of the new
To Meet at Hood River.
Pendleton Judge S. A. Lowell, pres
ident of the Oregon Irrigation associa
tion, has set October 11 and 12 as the
date for the holding of this year's con
vention of the association. Hood
River is to be the place of meeting.
By holding the convention on the above
dates the meeting will take place dur
ing the biennial fruit fair, which ia to
be held at Hood River during October
Arrangements for the holding of the
convention are now being made by the
people of Hood River, and it is expect
ed that a large delegation will be pres
ent from Eastern Oregon.
Teachers Scarce in Lane.
Eugene The regular quarterly exam
ination for teachers' certificates was
held in this city last week by County
Superintendent W. B. Dillard, aasieted
by Professor M. H. Arnold, Professor
I). C. Baughman and W. (. Martin.
There were tl applicants for county
certificate and several for state papers
This is a smaller class than the aver
age, and Superintendent Dillard think
there will be a scarcity of teachers
the county this fall. Several outlyin
districts were unable to secure teachers
for the spring term, and the outlook
for the fall term seems even worse.
Hering Represented Himself Wealthy
Man Seeking "Suckert."
Chicago, Aug. 17. Absolute proof
that Henry llerlng, cashier of the
wrecked Milwaukee Avenue State bank,
was financial backer of a iHHikmaklng
syndicate which laid odds on horse
races, was brought to light late today,
when Inspector Shippy found a clun k
made payable to Harry M. Smith, who
for years ran the Buffet at M South
State street, and whose place was closed
this spring, because of running a hand
book, that handlMHik being none other
than that run by the syndicate headed
by Hering, but whose name never ap
peared as connected w ith it until to
day. Other men in the syndicate were
Charles Francis, Thomas Howe, Walter, Harry Thorpe and Henry
All theso men were interviewed by
the Inspector and all admitted that
they were connected with the hook, but
denied that they knew I lei ing was con
nected with any bank, and said that he
represented that he was a wealthy
man, and that he wanted to increase
his wealth by separating a few suck
ers from their loose change."
Byerly Gets Good Job.
New York, Aug. 20. Samuel Byer
ly, the young clerk employed by the
American Express company, who re
cently gained noteriety by hia bid for
$5,800,000 of the Panama canal bonds,
haa become vice president of anew bond
company, under the name of the Abram
White Bond company. Mr. Byerly
made about $25,000 by disposing of hia
allotment of Panama bonds. After
closing up the deal. Byerly Bailed for
Europe, and ia now establishing
branches and European connections for
the new firm.
Execute Naval Mutineers.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 29. Seventeen
of the sailoara of the cruiser Pamyat
Azova, who mutinied August 2, and an
agitator were executed at Reval today.
Twelve other sailors were sentenced to
hard labor for periods varying from six
to ten years 13 were drafted to the die
ciplinary battalions, 15 were condemned
to various disciplinary penalties an 34
were acquitted. Three civilians impli
cited in the'mutiny ere handed over to
the civil authorities for trial.
Functiona for Root All Off.
Santiago de Chile, Aug. 20. One
third of the city of Valparaiso was de
stroyed and 500 lives were lost by the
earthquake. Quillota, Vino del Mar
and Limache are completely destroyed.
The functions arranged for the enter
tainment of Secretary of State Root will
be abandoned on account of the uni
versal mourning in Chile.
Dynamite Makat Hay Grow.
Pendleton J. B. McDill. superin
tendent of the county poor farm, has
harvested the second crop of alfalfa,
and the yield will amount to about 180
tons. A portion of the land on this
place was underlaid with a lim -stone
crust about a foot beneath the surface,
which detracted from the strength of
the soil. Breaking up with dynamite
was tried as an experiment upon some
of the land, and bus proved successful.
The limestone crust beneath the surface
prevents the crops from taking deep
root, or the soil from retaining moisture.
State Aids Pendleton Fair.
Pendleton President Leon Cohen, of
the District Fair association, has re
ceived word from Salem that the formal
application for $1,500 appropriation
had been favorably acted upon and the
money was available. The fair is to be
held here in September and $1,500
was appropriated by the legislature for
cash prizes for educational, agricul
tural, horticultural and stock exhibits.
In addition $250 worth of printed matt
ter for advertising purposes will be
turned out by the state printing office.
Coke for Takilma Smelter.
Grants Pass The first load of coke
for the Takilma smelter haa left here.
Captain J. M. Mclntire, who haa the
contract for hauling , etatea that he has
been offered more teams than he can
use, aa the teamsters would rather
haul coke and matte than lumber.
From now on until the rains put a stop
to hauling the big freight teama will
be kept buay taking coke to the smelter
and returning with matte. It takea five
days to make a round trip.
Large Deal in Sheep.
Pendleton One of the largest and
moat important aheep deala that haa
been conaumated in this locality for
some time took place recently when A.
Smythe & Sons, of Arlington, sold to
0. Oxman, the well known Chicago
buyer, 18,000 head of mutton aheep at
$3.50 a head, which is the maximum
. . f 1 1 f A 1
price, rue amount invoiveu in me
transaction ia $03,000. Smythe A Sons
will winter over about 25,000 head the
coming winter.
Wants Cement Factory Site.
Oregon City The Oregon City board
of trade is in correspondence with a ce
ment manufacturer of Kansas City,
Mo., who ia looking for a location on
the Coast with a view to establishing a
plant. He represents that the plant
will employ inoro than 250 men, with
a monthly payroll of about $25,000.
An effort will be made to secure the
factory for this city.
State Lotet $ 1,000,000.
Salem That the state school fun
would be $1,000,000 better off if th
purchasers of school sections in tb
Blue mountain forest reserve could be
induced or compelled to relinquish
their claims to the land, is the conclu
sion reached by State Land Agent Os
wald West, after a careful examination
The land was bought from the state a
$1.25 per acre. If the state now ha
it, it could be used as base and would
bring $7.50 per acre.
Fortune in Five Yeart.
Baker City The largest land deal
made in Baker county in a quarter of
century was closed a few daya ago when
Earl F. Cranston told 720 acrea in
Powder valley within ten miles of Btk-
er City, to Brown, Phillips A Geddes
owners of the Baker Packing company
lor J5,UUU, reserving tnia year a crop
estimated in value at $5,000. Five
yeara ago tbia land was bought from
tne government at $z an acre and waa
a sage brush desert.
Wheat Club, 6869c; blnestem,
7071c; valley, 7172c; red,6067c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $28; gray
$25 per ton; new crop, $22 per ton.
Barley Feed; $23 per ton; brew
ing, $23.50; rolled, $2424 60.
Rye $1.50 per cwt.
Hay -Valley timothy, No. 1, $11
12.50 per ton; clover, $77.50; cheat,
$6.50; grain hay, $7; alfalfa, $10.
Fruits Apples, common, 5075c
per box; lancy, ii.zd?z; apricots,
$1. 2531.35; grapes, $1.7532 per crate;
peaches, 75c$l; pears, $2; plums,
fancy, 60375c per box; common, 603
76c; blackberries, 536c per pound;
crab apples, 75c per box.
Melons Cantaloupes, $2 3 3 per
crate; watermelons, 1374lc per pound.
Vegetables Beans, 537c; cabbage,
132c per pound; celery, 85c$l per
dozen; corn, 15 320c per dozen; cu
cumbers, 40360c per box; egg plant,
lOo per pound; lettuce, head, 25c per
dozen; onions, 10312)0 per dozen;
peaa, 435c; bell peppers, 12)316c;
radishes, 10316c per dozen; rhubarb,
232c per pound; spinach, 233c per
pound; tomatoes, 6090c per box;
parsley, 25c; squash, $1.25 per crate;
turnips, 90c3$l per sack; carrota,$13
1.25 per sack; beets, $l.Zol.DU per
Oniona New, lic per pound.
Potatoes Old Burbanka, nominal;
new potatoes, Oregon, 75390c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 2022c
per pound.
Egga Oregon ranch,' 21322c per
Poultry Average old hens, 133 23c
per pound; mixed chickens, 12)13c;
springs, 14c; turkeys, live, 10322c;
turkeys, dressed, choice, 20(3)22c;
geese, live, 8310c; ducks, 11313c.
Hops Oregon, 1905, nominal, 13c;
olds, nominal, 10c; 1906 contracts, 16
317c per pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
16 320c per pound, according to shrinkage-,
valley, 20 3 22c, according to fine
ness; mohair, choice, 2830o per
Veal Dressed, 68o per pound.
Beef Dressed bulls, 3c per pound;
cows, 435c; country steer", 6ic.
Mutton Dressed fancy, 738c per
pound; ordinary, 56c; lambs, fancy,
Pork Dressed, 78c per pound.
Harriman Secures Railroad Coveted
by James J. Hill.
New York, Aug. 17. It can be au
thoritatively stated that control of the
Chicago, Milwaukee V St. Paul rail
road has passed into the hands of K.
II. Harriman, via the Southern Pacific
Railroad company, which Is controlled
by the Union Pacific Railroad com
pany, the main Harriman concern. A
rumor to the e flint that llHrriman
sought to own the St. Paul property
haa been heard on various Oceanians of
late, but not until today could it be
learned from a competent authority
that there wae good foundation for the
As a railroad deal this purchase of
the St. Paul by I larriinau is more re
markable than the coup by which he
tecured the Illinois Central control
nearly a year ago. Hurriman had for
years been an important factor in the
Illinois Central management, but until
now he has never been mentioned in
connection with St. Paul.
The present deal is also interesting
from the fact that in 1000 James J.
Hill, Harriman's arch enemy in the
railroad arena, made strenuous efforts
to purchase the St. Paul, but was re
fused control by the same Standard Oil
interests which with willingness turi.ed
the property over to Harriman.
Eye Witness Describes Warsaw After
Outbreak of Terrorists.
London, Aug. 17. The Tribune's
Warsaw correspondent telegraphs a de
scription of the scenes witnessed by
him after the disturbances Wednesday.
"The hospital surgeons, fatigued by
their labors, he says, "were unabl
to attend to cases, and wounds regarded
aa fatal were left to take their course
"ine scents in the morgues were
horrible. In one I counted 32 civilian
bodies, all dirty and dressed as they
"The people have grown callous
with too much death. I heard a young
girl laugh heartily at the eight of
woman whose brain-pan had been torn
off by a bomb.
"In one hospital I saw a youth who
when bayoneted yesterday, feigned
death. The soldiers trod over him and
their heavy boots crushed his fingers
to a pulp, but he successfully stood the
ordeal. He was carried to the morgue.
when it was discovered he was alive
He is now progressing favorably.
"Last night resulted in an orgie of
blood in the Jewish quarter. The num
ber of persona clubbed or bayoneted ex
ceeds three hundred.
"The morguee are crowded with
dead. The bodies were arrayed in
rowa, the clothes dirty with the filtn
of the streets where they fell. No
effort waa made to do more than pile
the corpses in morgues, and very little
haa been done towards indentifying
them. Relatives and friends of those
who lost their lives are fearful of
brutal treatment at the hands of the
authorities if they visit the morgues
Oldest Fxed Date In History.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Professor James
II. Breadsted has announced in an
article in the Biblical World that the
oldest fixed date in history" is 4241
is. V. In ttiat year tne calendar was
established, the year beginning on
what would now be July 19. Conse
quently the calendar sow in use waa
6,147 yeara oid last month. The pro
fesror arrived at these conclusions dur
ng hia long exploration trip in the
Nile valley, when be compared the as
tronomical data in the old and middle
kingdoms of Egypt.
Rebel Headquarters Broken Up.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 15. The au
thorities attach great importance to the
capture of revolutionists at Moscow and
vicinity. They believe they have brok
en up the headquarters of the military
fighting organization and arrested the
eadera. In addition to seizing their
laQdestine printing establishment arid
large supply of bombs and explosives,
ncluding S'timse powder, the author
ities secured elaborate plana to be used
n the event of an uprising.
Se'zed at Prison Door,
New York, Aug. 17. Charles C.
Browne, the convicted silk ex-
miner, who was ordered released from
the state prison at Sing Sing Tuesday
a writ c f habeas corpus, issued by
udge Hough, of the United States
Circuit court, was rearrested as he
stepped from the prison today and ar
raigned before Judge Hough,
Earthquake at Valparaiso, Chile,
Is Followed by lire.
Grtat Port and Surrounding Country
Stricken Throngs of Homeless
Craed by Calamity.
New York, Aug. 18. The Herald to
day prints the following:
Valparaiso, Chill, Friday. Without
the slightest tremor of warning an
earthquake visited this city at H o'clock
Inst night, bringing death to hundreds,
of persons uud leaving many
more imprison d in the ruins, many
n( hIioiii wi'li' burned to death before
aid could reach them, hire started im
mediately alter the first shock and
every branch of the city's service was
paralysed. Panic and consternation In
descril'ithle follow!, ami thus) who
escaped death and injury became fren
zied with fear and could render little
assistance to the victims.
The business section of the city is al
mot entirely destroyed, ami tires are
still raging. We are suffering here a
repetition of the horrors of San Fran
cisco. As night cornea on, the city is every
where aglow with unobstructed tires,
and clouds of choking smoke and vapor
settle into the streets and houses, where
throngs of homi less ones are wander
ing about, craied by the awful calamity.
It is almost impossible to ascertain
how wide an area of country the visita
tion has laid waste. Nothing has been
heard from Santiago, the capital city
of Chile, ami it is Inured that the fate
of that city is as bad or worse than that
of Valparaiso.
Telegraphic communication is cut off
in all directions, and every one here ia
too much depressed by the calamity at
home to seek information of other
places. No trains have arrived or left
here since toe tint shock came, as all
of the railroad tunnels are tilled and
miles of track on the surface are twist
ed and rendened useless. It is only
known from general accounts that derth
tnd destruction are on all sides.
There were two distinct and terrillic
shocks, the second one following almost
instantly after the first and completing
the work of destruction. The day had
been unusually calm ami pleasant.
Many landnlides have occur re 1 around
the city and scores of liven have been
lost. At present it is impossible to
state the number of dead in the entire
city, but it is believed that there are
several hundred, many of whom are
still in the ruins. It haa laid waste
the best part of the city, and ha doubt
less put Chile back many years in the
scale of civilization.
Hat Surplus of Over 825,000.000,
Southern Pacific $19,000,000.
New York, Aug. 18. At the conclu
sion of a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Union Pacific railroad
here today statementn was given that
no announcement would be made re
garding a dividend. The committee's
estimate of the i ncome of the road for
the year ending June 30 showed gross
receipts from transportation $07,281,
642, increase $7,1)50,603 over 1005;
expenses and taxes, $30, 1)03, 773, in
crease $5,101,050: BiirrduB available
for dividend, 2, 201,844, increase $(!,-
416,337. The balance after payment
of dividends on the preferred stock was
$25,210,812. The sum for expenses
includes $2,206,611) for betterments,
equipment and repairs.
Ihe estimated income of the South
ern Pacific company shows: (iross re
ceipts from tranr-portation, $105,610,-
110, increase $7,478,631 ; expenses and
taxes, $70,680,64!), increase $4,003,-
020; surplus, $21,660,712, increase
$0,128,740. After payment of n divi
dend of 7 per cent on the preferred
stock, the balance was $18,700,833.
The sum of $2,117,230 waa credited for
betterment) and equipment.
Santa Fe Buys Tie Farm.
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 18. By a deal
closed today the Santa Fe railroad be
comes the owner of the famous San
Dieguito ranch, Just north of the city.
comprising 8,659 acrea of land. The
price paid waa $100,000. The ranch ia
to be used to raise eucalyptus trees for
tiea for the future use the road. It is
proposed to plant about 600 acrea each
year, and aa the treea are quick growers
it ia figured that in 20 yeara the road
will be able to harvest six to eight ties
to a tree and keep up the harvest there
after continually.
Frauds by Coffee Importers.
New York, Aug. 18 Collector of
Customs Stranahan conducted an exam
ination today in relation to the com
plaint by Scott Truxton, government
agent of the Porto Rican , Commercial
agency, that a firm here had made
fraudulent declarations of a clearance of
coffee, The declarations were made bv
boy who, in manifesting several hun
dred bags which contained coffee as
'choice red beans," omitted the word
Sulta't Thank Offering.
Constantinople, Aug. 18. The sultan
iaa o'dered the release of all the pris
oners in the empire who have complet
ed two-thirds of their sentences, as a
mark of gratification for the recovery
of hia health.