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COTTAGK GROVTL CRUGON
NEWS OF TBE WEEK
la a Condensed Form lor Cor
A Rnumi of the Lett Important but
Not Less Interesting Event
of the Past Week.
General Bell says tbe nation Is not
prepared for war.
A crisl. is near at Chicago in the
Crown Prince George, of Servia, will
visit the United States.
A prediction is made that Japan will
invade Europe and fight liernaany.
Consul Jenkins lias been recalled for
fnvorin President Zelaya in Salvador
The kaiser has offered to buy an air
Bin if ita inventor can sail it across
The railroads of the country hav
adopted a plan of publicity toconciliate
Mm. II. F. McCormick. daughter of
John T). Rockefeller, says her father is
Kndeavorars from all Darts of the
United States are on their way to Seat
tie to attend the con vent lono.
St. Louis publishers are to sue the
government because their publications
have been barred from the mails as sec
ond class matter.
As an evidence of the large amount
of monev sent out of the United States
by Japanese it is shown that those
Portland annually send $120,000
A row betweed Tillman and Dolliver
has led to talk of a duel.
The Hague conference is having some
lively debates over the Amencaan prop
Express companies in Nebraska will
fieht the new state law reducing rates
25 per cent.
Japanese have formally demanded li
censes in San Francisco preparatory to
suing for damages.
Commissioner Neill is making i
strenuous effort to keept he telegraph
ers etrike from spreading.
The Jamestown fair has borrowed
another $350,000. Tbe ccmpany
property is given as security.
Sedition is spreading in India and it
is predicted that England will soon
have another war on her hands.
Archbishop Glinnon, of St. Louis,
has been appointed to take a census of
American Catholics, estimated at 15,-
The Union Pacific at the Omaha
shops has just turned out two all steel
box cars and it is probable the change
will be adopted. '
Judge Charles Swayne, of the North
era district of Florida. iB dead. The
judge was brought into prominence a
short time asro by an attempt to im
Telegraph operatocrs are to vote on a
It is reported that the Moqui Indians
la Vtah are on the warpath.
Philadelphia has forbidden games at
Bchool in which there is kissing.
Odesea is again the scene of rioting
in which many Jews are being killed.
A tornado in Eastern Wisconsin
struck several townB and killed two
The Hague conference is receiving
many propositions to mitigate the hor
rors of war.
Negotiations are In progress to settle
the dispute between United States, Co
lombia and Panama.
Giover Cleveland, who has been ill
for three weeks, is improveud Bufli
ciently to be around the house.
Bandit Raisuli has captured General
MacLean, commander of - the body
guard of the sultan of Morocco.
The Miners' Federation has vofed to
continue Moyer and Haywood in office
and given abcut $45,000 to aid in their
Chester B. Runyon, cashier of the
Windsor TruBt company, of New York,
has disappeared with $96,317 of the
company's money, leaving no trace of
Harriman has ordered full publicity
ct all railrcad accidents on his lines.
The Miners' Federation convention
at Denver has adpoted a Socialist plat
form. Thousands of Japanese are being
smuggled into the United States from
'A new ordinance passed in Philadel
nhia makes the city a partner in all
street car lines..
A French emigrant agent has been
arrested by his government for sending
weavers to America
Navajo Indians in Arizona threaten
Tevolt because the agent killed one of
I hem in self defense. .
President Cabrera has passed whole
sale death sentences in Guatemala for
alleged revolutionary acts.
The contest for the Republican na
tional convention city Is now on. Chi
cago seems to have the preference.
Celebration Victims Up To Former
Records for Number.
Chicago, July fi. The annual slaugh
ter hns been done in the name, or
rather under the guise, of "patriot
ism." With fS known victims, and
hundreds of others groaning out their
lives in hospitals, it Is certain that the
lint of victims to the "Glorious Fourth"
w ill exceed 168, the total last year. In
1000. with all the precautions that
eouK bo taken bv authorities, the total
injured reached nearly 0,000 and the
total this year when all the returns are
in, will be quite as large, more likely
larger, for the foolkiller has been sadly
remiss in his duty. Inventors have
brought foitli new engines of destruc
tion. The toy pistol and cannon cracker
and deadly dyanmite cane have claimed
their usual quota. One peculiar feat
ure of the casualties this year Is the
number of deaths ftcm fright. Of the
five instant deaths in this city, four
were from fright. This lis a splendid
tribute to the manufacturers of explo
sives and the blithering Idiots who ue
them to cause suffering.
In New York three persons were
kil.'ed by explosives, and a irl was
trample! to death under the hoofs of a
panic stricken horse scared by celebra
tors. Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Milwaukee
and several other large cities report no
deaths, but hundreds of accidents.
The total fire loss attributable to fire
works wad $304,000. This was greatly
reduced by heavy rains, which- were
general over the Middle West the night
before the Fourth.
SUE SAN, FRANCISCO.
Injured Japanese Claim Damages from
San Francisco, July 5. Suit against
the city and county of San Francisco
was filed this afternoon in the Superior
court for the Recovery of $2,5.5 for
damages alleged to have been sustained'
bv the proprietors of the Horseshoe res
taurant and a Japanese bath house at
Eighth and Folsoni streets on May 23
when a row, caused by an attack by la
bor anion men on two nonunion men
who were eating in the restaurant, re
sulted in the fronts of the two places
being smashed by stones and clube.
The suit was brought in the name of
limoto, proprietor of the bath house
but includes the damage to both estab
lishments, the proprietor of the restau
rant having assigned his claim to the
plaintiff. The papers were filed by Carl
E. Lindsay, attorney for Timoto. Asso
ciated with him are United States Dis
trict Attorney Robert Devlin, who ap
pears at the request of United Mates
Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte
and Earl II. Webb, of counsel for the
Japanese Acting Counsel Matsubaio
is also taking an active interest in the
case, which is tne nrsc legal action re
suiting from the declaration of the
United States government that, by due
legal process, reparation should be
made for whatever damage the Japan
ete may have sustained.
BIG LEVEE LETS FLOOD GO.
One Million Dollars Damage to Farm
Lands in California.
Bakerefield, Cal., July 5. The Buena
Vista lake levee has broken, flooding
000 acres of land belonging to Mil
ler & Lax and the Tevis Land company,
and causing $1,000,000 damage. The
Sunset railway has been put out of
commission and the oil fields are cut off
from communication with this city.
The levee held back the waters of
Buena Vista lake, covering 19 square
miles, and protected a body of re
claimed land extending for a distance
of 15 miles. Including the old bed of
Kern lake, the property of the Kern
County Land company and Miller &
Lux. This land was covered with crops
of growing grain ready for the harvests
and with alfalfa.
Of the flooded land, about 22,000
acres belonging to the Kern County
Land company and 8,000 to Miller A
Lux. The territory is divided into
four big ranches, and the work of re
clamation has been in progress for
nearly 20 years.
The levee was built in 1886-7 jointly
by the two corporations at a coet of
Throws Sop to Peasants.
St. Petersburg, July 5. The govern
ment la showing feverish activity in
pushing the distribution of the 25,000,-
000 acres of crown, state and peasant
land, which it has decided to distribute
n average lots of 25 acres to individual
peasant soldiers on easy payment terms,
in order to make a showing be I ore the
convocation of the new parliament
Four of the participants in a pawnshop
robbery here June 12 have been tried
by court martial and condemned ffo be
hanged. Eight bandits at Kiga have
been sentenced to death.
Pouring Into British Columbia.
Victoria, B. C, July 5. It is ei-
ec ted over 3,000 Japanese will arrive
n British Columbia during this month
from Japan and Honolulu, and as many
if not more are expected in August.
The steamer . Kumeric will bring the
first large contingent of 2,000 Japanese
from Honolulu, to be followed by other
steamers. The numbers brought across
the Pacific are constantly increasing.
Five steamers due during the next two
weeks have over (500 on board. '
Straus Probes Immigration. .
Montreal, July 5. Oscar 8. Straus,
secretary of commerce and labor, left
hero tonight for Honolulu, via Toronto
and Winnipeg. . Mr. Straus Is studying
conditions at the ports where immigra
tion into the United States is the heaviest,'
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
DEER SEASON OPENS JULY 15
Change In Game Laws Not Generally
Known by Hunters.
Albany That net more Ihan ft per
cent of the sportsmen of Oregon know
that the open reason for deer begins
this year July 15, Is the opinion ot a
lcai liUnier. 1I) IH mat uio mat
legislature changed the deer season has
not become known at all In this part of
the state and men who always begin
deer hunting as soon as the season opens
are making no plans to go into the
mountains until next month.
According to the new law, the open
season for buck deer is from July 15 to
November 1. It was formerly from
August 15 to November 1. The season
for female deer remains the same under
the new law as it was under the old
from September 1 to November 1.
These changes in the deer season are
embodied in house bill 151, which i
recorded on page 341 ot the 11W see
Another change In the deer law is
that it is now a misdemeanor to kill
dogs chasing deer. . It was fornferly
illegal to hunt deer with dogs and that
provision is also contained In the new-
law. Under the old law many dogs
caught cliasing deer were shot an
killed , and the new provision was in
serted in order to protect owners of val
uable dogs, which would break loose
and chase deer without the knowledge
of their owners
Seek Location for Library.
Albany Albany's public library will
be started as soon as a suitable build
lng can lie found. Arrangements are
complete for Instituting it and as soon
as temporafy quarters are rented the
librarv will be opened. Nine directors
have been elected and their election
has been confirmed, in accordance with
the state laws 'governing public libra
rles. under which this institution was
formed by the city council. These di
rectors are Frank J. Miller, Mrs. J. K
Weatherford, H. H. Hewitt, Fred I'
Nutting, Mrs. II. F. Merrill, Mrs. 8
E. Young, M. H. Ellis and Miss Lucy
Water for Irrigation Next Year.
Ontario Messrs. Allbright and Eg
gleston, of Portland, Christian Co
ODeiatlve representatives, have re
turned from Upper Willow creek
They state work ia progressing rapidly
on the irrigation project, and that work
of survey for the laterals is still going
on. The huge reservoir in Cow valley
will be ki readiness to deliver water
next year, and while the project of the
federation is a vast undertaking and
will take a long time to construct, they
sav it will surely be completed to lrrl
gate thousands of acres ot high land in
S. P. Behind Spencer Powe Plant
Klamath Falls Tbe positive an
nouncement has at last been made that
the work being done at Spencer a on
Klamath river is the begiLi. ng f a
large power plant which the Southern
Pacific company will complete in the
course of a few years. The operat
of the workmen engaged on the plant
have been rather mysterious and era
ployes who liave worked there tor six
months or more did not know what
they were working at or for whom.
' New Clerk in Land Office.
Burns There Is rejoicing among the
patrons of the United States land office
here over the assurance just received
from the department at Washington
that a clerk is to be added to the work
ing force with the opening of the office
The work of the effice has been badly
congested and this will telieve the
strain and permit the completion of
important transactions which have been
awaiting action for some time.
Buy Land for Weston Brick.
Weston The proprietors of the
Westn brickyard have purchased of
James D. Gish his addition to Weston.
consisting of nearly 10 acres in the lowv
er part of the city. Before making the
purchase the brickyard people quietly
demonstrated that the soil was well
adapted to the making of a superior
quality of bricki The price paid was
Ontario Wants New Land District.
Ontario A petition is being circulat
ed in Ontario and numerously signed
asking the government tc create a new
land district for this section and the
appointment of a register and receiver,
the office to be located at Ontario or
Vale." At present parties having land
office business to transact have to go to
Burns, a distance of 150 miles.
Clackamas Land Booming.
Oregon City The large Increased fees
of the recorder's office in Clackamas
county is a good indication of the
healthy growth in the real estate busi
ness. The fees of County Recorder
Ramsby for June were $421.01, againBt
269 35 for the same month during tbe
Murphy Estate Valued a) S70.O0O
Salem Tbe will of the late Judge J.
, Murphy, has been probated here. It
leaves an estate estimated at $70,000
to be equally divided between the wid
ow, Elizabeth C. Murphy, and the son,
Chester G. Murphy, the latter being
named as executor without bonds.
Fruit Box Factory for Weston.
Weston C. W. Avery, manager of
tbe Blue Mountain sawmill, has gone
to Portland to purchase machinery lor
the equipment of a box factory to be
run in connection with his mill. The
demand at present is far in excess of
the supply with present facilities.
, FOREST FUND FOR EACH STATE
Plnchot 8ay Department Proposes
PendUton yhilo In the city for a
few hours, Clifford Pinchot, chief for-
that If his present plans were material
lieu nnn mo nn appropriation lor ior
est reserves, by congress, would bo di
vided into specific appropriations for
tho states. Ills object In this change
of poller Is to secure bettor appropria
tions for the individual states, making
It possible to pay better salaries for
those who are placed in charge of the
forest reserves and thereby secure more
The question of having the forest re
serve district headquarters moved from
Portland to this city wss taken up
with Mr. Pinchot, and he promised to
give the matter his wttenticn. He lis
tened carefully to the arguments made
for the proposed change and admitted
that there seemed to be some good rea
sons why the change should be made.
The forester says his particular pur
pose in coming to the West at this time
is to study local needs, hear complaints,
explain the purposes of the forett re-
serve, adiut differences, and in short
to adapt tlie administration of the re
serve affairs to tho local conditions
He says he Is finding that complaints
concerning tbe reserve Is not due to the
theory or policy of the administration,
but to mistakes that have been made.
m the conduct of the reserue affairs.
and these he is endeavoring to adjust as
rapidly as possible.
lie went from here to Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho, and from thence goes to Helena
to meet Secretary of the Interior Gar
field. He exports to be in Portland
July 13 and 14.
Salmon Reach the Calapoola.
Albany Salmon are rpeortcJ to have
been seen in the mouth of the Cala-
pooia river, where it enters the Wil
lamette at this city. If salmon aie
successfully passing the falls at Oregon
City and ascending the Willamette - a
long deferred bene of residents of the
upper valley is being realized. In spite
of all the contrivances which have been
placed in the river at Oregtn City to
enable salmon toa scend, very few ,of
the fish have ever been seen as far south
as this citv.
Will Find Klamath Reds Active.
Klamath Falls The Klamath Indian
reservation is a busy place this Bum
mer, and Secretary Garfield will find
much to Interest him w hen he visits
the home of Uncle Sam's wards in the
middle of July. At the Klamath
agency, where the schools are located,
about $40,000 is being expended in im
provements The chief improvements
being made are the constructing of a
sewerage system and an electric light
and water system.
I.- , .1
Harney's Prospects Excellent.
Burns There are excellent crop
prospects in all parts of Harney county.
Grain has a fine stand and fruit of all
varieties is looking well. Alfalfa has
made an unusually good growth this
year, and there are some rich patches
of it 6n dry land with no artificial irri
gation. Haying will begin early in
July and the crop is very hfavy.
" PORTLAND MARKET8. .
Wheat Club, 80c; blucstem, 88
89c; valley, 8Go; red, 84c.
Oats No. 1 white, $27.5028; gray,
Barley Feed, $21.6022 per ton;
brewing, nominal; rolled, $23.50
Corn Whole, $28; cracked, $29 per
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $17
18 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
$2I23; clover, $9; cheat, $910;
grain hay, $910; alfalfa, $1314.
Fruits Cherries, 810c per pound;
apples, 75cfl per box; storage Spilz
en bergs, $3 50 per box i. gooseberries,
7o per pound; cantaloupes, 3.50(i3.75
per crate; apricots, 7oc( per crate;
peaches, $1.261.60 per box; plums,
1.05 por box; blackberries, $1.25
1.50 per crate; logan berries, $1.25 per
crate; raspberries, $11 60 per crate;
prunes, $1.601.75 percrate.
Vegetables Turnips, iz per sacic;
carrots, $2.50 per sack; beets, $2.00
per sack; asparagus, 10c per pound;
beans 710c per pound; cabbage,
Yn per pound; corn, 3550c per doz.
en; cucumuers, si per cox; lettuce,
head, 25o per dozen ; onions, 1620c
per dozen; peas, 45c per pound; rad
ishes, 20c per dozen; rhubarb, 3 &
per pound; tomatoes, $1.50 per crate.
1'otatoee Old uregon isuruanis, is
3.25 per ack; new, 3o per pound.
Butter rancy creamery, Tiyim
Poultry Average old hens, ikjjizo
per . pound, mixed ' cnicaenB, iuc;
pring chickens 13 He; old roosters,
c; dressed chickens, 1017c; turkeys,
live, ll12c; turkeys dressed, choice,
nominal; geese, live, 710c; young
urks, 13fl4c; old ducks, 10c.
'Eggs Candled, 2425c per dozen.
veai urtBsea, otgc per pouna.
Beef -V Dressed bulls, 34c per
pound; cows, 66Jc; country steers,
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 8o per lh;
ordinary, e7c; spring lambs, 90c
per pound. . ,
Pork DreBsedt68o per pound.
lops C 8c per pound, according to
Wool Eastern Oregon average best.
1622c per pound, according to shrink
age; valley, 2022o according to fine
ness. Mohair Choice, 200 30c per pound.
HOLDS OFF DAMAGE SUITS.
Japanese Consul Is Also Investigating
Refusal of Licenses.
Pan l ranclwo, July 3. In respoiiHt!
to an Imiuli y, the Japanese consul to.
dav Informed tho Associated Press that
no decision bits vet been toadied as
whether suit shall bo brought In th
courts to recover In Imhnlf of Japanese
residents of Kan Francisco who suffered
loss In the wiei king May 23 of a Jap
nnoso restaurant and bathhouse on iol
mm street by a mob. The matter wa
described lis being at tho present time
. t .
II 110. ' t
It was said by a representative VI the
consul general that the consulate, la not
l - - - . .
awaitiiiit inHtructions from Toklo.
It was further saU that tho consulate
was Investigating tho complaint of
local Jananeao that their race Is lxlng
discriminated against by the board of
police commissioners in refusing
grant them Honor licenses, Intelligent:
office licenses and licenses for similar
munlcluil priViio. Tho reply of
tho board Is that It Is acting under an
ordinance which forbids the Isauaiice
of liquor licenses to anv save citlsens
of this country and persona who have
declared their Intention of becoming
citizens, and in ncvoidance with tho
rules of the board, that the other licene
ea named shall not be grunted to for
diners until American residents hav
more fully recovered from the business
shock ot latit year's earthquake.
The consulate looks with suspicion
on this defense, but w Idles to 1 tin
dcrstood as desirous of investigating
further before making any definite re
commendation to the loklo govern
EACH SHOOTS OF VICTORY.
Conflicting; Claims In Strike of Tela
San Francisco, July 3. "The strike
is over," said Superintendent Stomtr
of the Postal Telegraph company.
"The slrike Is over," said Mr
O'Brien, of the Werttern Union office
iii the ferry building.
"The strike has Just begun," saiil
President Small, of the Commercia
These throe laconic statements ade
quately doacribe the attitude ot the vp-
Ming parties and give a hint as to
their future action. Although the
officials of both companies hero in San
Francisco are but subordinates and
could not of their own volition take
any steps towards a settlement, it is
not thought likely that any such step
will be taken while the local officials
report that they are handling the bus!
ness without unreasonable delay.
Tbe operators on the other hand, State
that they will carry on the fight, even
though the companies find a man !r
every key, and they declare they are
prepared to stay out six months If nec
essaiy. Iheir leaders, however, say
that thev expect to win in much leas
time, and Mr. Small yesterday prophe
sied, that the "liuhtning would strike
soon iu an unexpected place," but did
not explain bis remark.
ROCKEFELLER TO TESTIFY.
Oil King Surrenders to Orders of
' Federal Court.
Cleveland, O., July 3. John D
Rockefeller has decided to give himself
up end testify before Judge Landis In
the Federal court in Chlcsuo. It was
earned tonight upon trustworthy in
formation that the oil king had reached
an understanding with the government.
officers through his counsel and that he
hereafter will not be molested by Unit
ed States marshals.
According to the present program,
Mr. Rockefeller will arrive in Cleveland
on the Fourth to spend the summer at
lis summer home, Forest Hill. No
government officers will meet him to
serve summons for his appearance In
the Chicago court. Instead, service
will be obtained upon the oil king's
counsel, who have promised to have
Mr. Rockefeller testify in the Standard
Oil cases before Judge Landis in the
United States court In Chicago July 0,
or whenever his testimony is desired.
It further waa learned that the gov
ernment has sent subpenas for Mr,
Rockefeller to United States marshals
In districts whore they thought ho
might be or might visit.
Both Must Share Loss.
San Francisco, July 3. Another one
of the important legal points developed
bv the late earthquake was settled to
day, when Judge Souwell decided that
contractors and property owners were
put upon a level by the act of God and
neither could recover from the other in
cases of misfortunes resulting from the
quaking earth crust. The court held
that both parties must stand equally
whatever less results to buildings under
construction the property owner that
portion already erected and the con
tractor the cost of material used.
Reno Operators on 8trlke.
Reno, Nev., July 8. As a result of
action of Superintendent A. N. May in
dismissing two operators in the Reno
Western Union office, four other oper
ators have qiiit work, and Manager
Iirown states that he will not lie sur
prised if a general walkout results from
the disHatisfaution felt among the em
ployes on account of the strike in San
Francisco. One result of the shortage.
of men is that business with the Salt
Lake o'llice is six hours behind. ,
Trust In Umbrella Frames. t
Philadelphia, July 3. An indict
ment was returned by the United States
grand jury here today against the Bo
ca I led umbrella frame trust. The In
dictment contains, three counts and
charges the National Umbrella Frame
company of this city, tbe Newark Rivet
Works and the Newark Tube x Metal
Works with a conspiracy to form a
combination in lestraiot of trade
OPEN DOOR IN CHINA
Japan Has Blocked It and Broko
BATTLESHIPS COMING TO PACIFIC
Navy Department Officials Still Try to
Minimize the Importance of
Washington, July fl. Interest n'
world iKilitli'i and tho possibility of
conflict with Japan was renewed hero
todaywhon the definite news that i
greaMleot of United HUt-es wiushlj
would 1 sent to tho Pacific coast be
came generally known. Also a new
plinpo.wHB put on the matter when it
ixvame known Ihnt the move, calculat
ed as It is to impies Ja;.4tn that sho It
not dealing with a ptwet like Bosnia,
hlngi-a on something deeper Until tho
rest-ntmentxtf Japan at the treatment
her cllliens have received that Kan
r raiiclo. The real Issue, It is polritM
out hero, (a Uio open door In the Par
Ostensibly it was for the cn door
that Japan went to war with Russia.
Put after her victory the duor jof trade
in Manchuria and Cores wfs pretty
yell blocked up with oltaclc.l placed
by Jnn, miaAi to the disenuitylure of
American and llrltixh merchant.
America was given afstiranres that
the door would remain ovn, and.
though the president Is at Oyite lUf
aid other officials of tho government
are out of the city, it Is retried het
that the L'nitod Slates Intends, If it
should Urome noecsMiiry, to U prepar
ed to Insist 4hat the JaiMinese govern
ment put no restriction in the. way nt
tradewith tho continent if Asia.
While it has been conntantly dec la r-'
ed by the Navy department that no
menace to Jspan Is Intended by the
dispatch of the fleet, und Ambassador
Aoki, of that country, has acrlcd thai
Japan will not construe the pieeence of
the fleet in tho Pacific as such, it Is
understood here that the arrival of tlm
Imttlcship squadron In tho Pacific
marks the initial step towards the.
maintenance of a iwrmancnl fighting:
fleet in the Pacific hereafter
Whether t entire fleet of 1 H vessels
which ia now destined for the Pacific:
remains there or not, It is ancrtcd on
the authority of well ipfcrmed oiliclal
that the American navy in the Pud Ho
will never again be inadequate to coo
with any emergency on that side of the
continent unless there is a vast change)
in the aspect of international politics. ,
BELIEVE SCHMITZ BARRED.
Prosecutors Say Name Cannot Legal-
.' ly Qo on Ballot.
Fun Francisco, July . Announce
ment by h-ogene h. echini ts that h
would be a candidate for ro-elcctlon to
tho mayoralty this full to a fourth t-rm
unless his appeal for a new trial is in
the meantime denied by the Apellate
and Supreme courts, has raised tho
question whether he can legully go
upon the ballot. An examination into,
the law on this point was made today
by Assistant District Attorney Robert
Harrison, and the tentative conclusion
waa that the mayor Is burred.
Schmitz maintains that he Is not con
victed until his conviction by the jury
in Judge Dunne's court is finally pumcd
upon and sustained by the Vo: reme .
court of the state.
Fiji Islands Devastated.
Victoria, D. C, July . News of a
disastrous hurricane in a portion of
the Fiji group, resulting in the com
plete devastation of Futuna island,
causing great property loss, but no loan
of life, was brouuht by the steamer
Moana, Captain Davidson, which ar
rived from tho scene of the hurricane.
Tho island, which towered high with
cuutiful vegetation, now is a great
humt-up brown lump of earth. The
sland is a scene of desolation, strewn
completely with debris, and that no
lvcs were lost is considered remarkable.
Coal Will Be Scarcer.
Rock Springs, Wyo., July 0. Asa
result of the suits filed by tho govern
ment against the Union Pacific Coal
company, icrcing I hut comuiny to
abandon coal property alleged to have
oon Illegally secured from the govern
ment, three of the big coal mines situ
ated on the disputed property have-
been closed down. The mines belong-
to the Superior Coal company, which
owned-- by the Union Pocillo. Tho
effect will be a further shortage of coal
n the West.
Flocking Over Border.
Mexico City, July C Two hundred
and seventy-five Japanese landed at
Bunta Ciua yesterday. The Japanese
are headed for the coal mines in the-
strict of Las Ksperanza. Joseph Z.
8trund, a Chinese Immigration inspec
tor stationed at El i'uso, who arrived
in thin city Unlay, stated that the Jap
anese are flocking to the border in great
umbers and buying tickets from
uarez through to Canada, In order to
qiter the United Etates.
No Idea of Boycotting,
London, July 0. "The leading
chambers of - commerce assure me,"
cabled the Toklo correspondent of the -Dully
Telegraph, that they never even
entertained the idea ' of , boycotting
American goods. Such a boycott would
be considered suicidal, in view of tho
existing trade conditions."