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The Estacada News
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
h i Condensed Form lor Our
Busy R ead en
Gunboat Violates Rights Accorded to
President o f Minara' Federation D r
nica Alt Evil Deeds.
Ban Francisco, July 16.— The bark
en tine 8. N. Castle, Captain A. Peder
sen, arrived here today from the cod
fishing grounds off the coast of Siberia,
and reports that the vessel had been
boarded by the Russian gunboat Mand-
jur, her ship’s papers taken and warned
to stay 30 miles from the shore, under
threat of being confiscated and the offi
cers and crew taken to Petropavlovsk
Boise, Idaho, July 12.— Rapid pro
gresa was made yesterday in the Hay
wood case. The cross-examination cf
Charlea H. Moyer was completed at one
session of the court SDd in the altei
noon the direct evauiination of W . D.
Haywood, the defendant, was carried
well along_through his atory.
Both men have made good witnesses.
They were expected to deny everything
said by Orchard that connected them
with crimes and they are doing so con
siatently, but in the admissions troth
make the case of the state is receiving
confessed it was stated in a great many
interviews by these and other men con
nected with the management of the
Federation that he knew nothing about
the affairs of the organization; that
they had no knowledge of him, having
met him, but having no real acquaint
ance with him. Now they are obliged
to practically admit intimate acquaint
ance running over a long period. Again
and again they admit the correctness of
Orchard’s statements icspecting collat
eral matters and again and again they
reflect their intimate acquaintance with
him under his various aliases.
It was noticeable that Haywood was
far more at ease on the stand than he
was while Moyer was in the chair
During the entire examination of Moy
er, Haywood was nervous, hut when
the latter took the stand he was more
composed and shewed less nervousness
than had been displayed by his prede
cessor. The testimony given by Moyer
was characterized throughout by pur
pose to protect himself.
again in answering questions as to
criminal plans or acts charged tc him
and others, he qualified his answeiB
with a phrase like this:
“ Speaking for myself, I can say there
was no such knowledge."
A Rasuma o f tha Last Important but in irons.
Not Lata Interesting Events
Captain Pederser stated that on June
o f tha Past Weak.
18 he was cod fishing in the Okhotsh
sea, eight miles from the shore, in
The “ Four bunderd” of Newport, R. company with the schooner J. D.
I., have formed a gambling club.
Bpreckelf, the barkentines Fremont and
A Chinese tong war is on In Los City of Papeete, all fro b Ban Francisco,
Angeles and several Orientals have been when the Mtndjur hove in sight. The
commanding officer, said Captain Ped
Richard Croker has declined to be ersen, boarded the Castle, seixed not
come a candidate for the English parli
only the ship’s clearance papers, but
all of Captain Pedersen’s private papers
Congressman Jones, of Washington,
and his master’ s commission and certi
announces that he is a candidate for
ficate. Captain Pedersen remonstrated,
declaring that his vessel was outside
Fire which started in the kitchen of the three-mile lim it, and ttierefore be
the Bc-hiitz hotel, Omaha, destroyed was violating no law.
170,000 worth of property.
commander, however, stated that no
Heney threatens the indictment of Ashing would be allowed within 30
several big men who are influencing miles of the shore, and gave the 8. N.
Castle and the other vessels seven days
witnesses In the bribery cases.
to get beyond the lim it.
The anthrarlite ooal miners are ap
As a number of the Fremont’s crew
parently satisfied, as the board of con- were on shore at the time, the vessels
clliatiuu has no work before it.
remained for six days awaiting their
• A number of witnesses for Haywood’s return. When on the sixtli day the
defense have been arrested for con- gunboat again appeared on the horizon,
tsn p t and more arrests are to be made. the Castle and the J. D. Bpreckels sail
ed for Ban Francisco, leaving the Fre
A young Italian woman has been
mont and the Papeete. Captain Peder
found murdered in Chicago and it is
sen w ill lay the matter before United
believed the deed was done by the
Btates Attorney Robl. T. Devlin tomor
Black Hand association.
row morr ing and request that it be
A ll interested agree that the climax taken up by the Washington authorities
in the telegraphers’ strike is near when at once. The 8. N. Castle belongs to
other men w ill join in the strike or else A. B. Pond, of this city.
thoee already out w ill go back and the
trouble be adjusted.
JAPAN T U R N S TABLES.
Voliva threatens to build a rival
Los Angeles Workman Intuits Ameri
A stringent prohibition law Is sure
to pass in Georgia.
Btoessel ano other defenders of Port
Arthur are on trial.
Canada Is also having Its troubles
with the Japanese Influx.
Greeks at Roanoke, Va., were badly
beaten for hitting an American boy.
Chicago telegraph operators have
been notified to be ready for a strike.
The Hague conference will adopt
nearly all of the American proposi
Ambassador Aokl proposes intermar
riage to cement the ¡Japanese-Amerlcan
The rate law prevents railroads com
ing to the relief of farmers by giving a
special rate on farm implements.
can Flag and Fares Badly.
Los Angeles, July 16.— T. Yoni, a
Japanese employer! as a wiper in the
Southern Pacific shops in this city, nar
rowly escaped serious injury at the
hands of an enraged mob of American
workmen today. Yoni was wiping an
engine on which had been placed two
small American flags. W h ile wiping
the engine, Yoni turned and deliber
ately spat upon one of the flags. Hie
action was seen by another workman,
who Immediately pulled Yoni from the
engine to ttie ground, at the same time
acquainting the other workmen in the
building of Y o n i’s act.
quickly surrounded Yoni and he was
being roughly handled, when he man
aged to elude his assailants and es
How to Reach Harriman.
Harriman says the Interstate Com
Wasliinsgton, July 16.— The Inter
merce commission report is a political
document and be is being persued per- state Commerce commission points out
a plain and direct method by which E.
H. Harriman, the railroad magnate,
The Interstate Commerce commission ran be placed in prison for merging the
has reported the Harriman monopoly Union and Central Pacific railroads.
Illegal and the attorney general will The act of 1874 is pointed out as the
decide in a few days on what action to present statute under which Mr. Harri
man may be criminally reached. The
Btansland, wrecker of the Milwaukee wording of the law is quoted and a de
avenue bank, Chicago, has made $20,- cision of the United Btates Bupreme
000 since In prison by etiarging fees for court given as a precedent. There is
releasing mortgagee. A movement has no recommendation made that proceed
been started to pardon the bank ings be instituted, as the department
of justice I b supposed to take action.
The emperor of Corea Is said to have
abdicated because of pressure from
Haywood made an exceptionally
good witness for himself in his trial at
Peter Larson, second richest man in
the Northwest, is dead at his home in
F « I ina.
Japanese spies have been caught
sketching Fort Rosecrans on the Cali
Leading cltisens of Toledo, Ohio,
have been sent to the workhouse for or-
ganisig an ice trust.
High Honor for Root.
Mexico City, July 16.— An unpre
cedented honor will he bestowed upon
American Secretary of State Root ami
Mrs. Root upon their coming visit ts
Mexico as gueeta of the Mexican gov-
W hile in the capital,
Chapulteliee caste), the summer home
of the president of the republic, will
he thrown open to them. There they
w ill make their residence, which will
also be the headquarters of Secretary
Root. It was originally stated that the
party w ill consist of Mr. and Mrs.
Root, Miss Root and a secretary.
Ship Mules to Islands.
The National Educational association
Beattie, Wash., July 16.— A ship
has placed Itself on record as favoring
ment of 450 Missouri mules is held in
Ltghecr salaries tor teachers.
the government corrals at Foit l aw-son
Fairbanks delivered an address before and w ill he forwarded to the P h ilip
the Christian Endeavor convention at pines within a few days on the trans
Beattie. He had anaudienceof 12,000. port Dix. The last shipment of 232
Telegraph operators in New York mules needed to fill out the order for
have bipen ordered to prepare to strike the Philippines arrived last week. The
at a moment's notice. Should they lie average cost of the mules to the govern
oalled out 2,(100 men will be affected.
ment will be $210, when the animals
Acting Mayor Charles Roxton, of Ban are delivered in the islands. There are
Francisco, says he told Heney and 16 horses held at Fort Lawton for ship
Burns everything he knew about the ment to the Philippines to lie used as
grafting officials to secure immunity for mounts for officers stationed there.
Reda Denounce Cabinet.
Christian Endeavor people are spend
Montpelier, France, July 16.— March
ing busy days at their oonvetnlon in
ing workmen and their sympathisers,
singing anarchistic airs, stopped to
Pennsylvania railroads are suing to night in front of the bat racks and ac
restrain enforcement of the 2-cent pas claimed the soldiers, who were invited
senger rate law.
to join the procession and demonstra
The National Teachers' association In tion. The troops were conAned, how
convention at Los Angeles has refknsd ever, and wer* not allowed to mingle
to adopt suggested changes in spelling with the celebrators, who were not dis
orderly. At a mass meeting the work
men condemned the government and ex-
The Wisconsin legislature has passed pressed sympathy with Southern France.
a 2-cent passenger rate law which will
go into effect August 15.
Denies He Is Japanese Spy.
Toklo, July 16.— General Terauchi,
Aoki and Admiral Evans all say talk of the minister o( war, in an Interview to-
lay, contradicted the reporter! arrest of
war with Japan Is baseless.
a Japanese spy at Ban Diego, Cal.
The cruise of the American fleet to
Id: "There are no Japaneee military
the Pacific will be the longest in the officers In America except military at
history of the American navy.
taches. The war office has never In
Mayor Boston, of fla.i Francisco, lias structed any officer nr ama'eur spy to
moved the office from the location oc examine American forts."
cupied by Pchmita to the city hall.
Flva Mora Japaneee Held.
Intense heat throughout the East Is
Ban Antonio, Tex., July 16.— The
causing many deaths and prostrations.
immigration inspectors at Laredo, on
Important edicts have been issued by the Mexican border, arrested five more
the Chinees government with a view of Japaneee near Green's station y eater-
preparing the people for a constitution. lay, making their way into the state
The millionaire witnesses at the re through the brtiah. All w ill he sent to
cant Standard Oil hearing at Chicago Ban Francisco for deportation to Japan.
ware asked to give their witness feee to
the Balvation Army, but they declined,
as they needed the money.
H AYW O O D ON STAN D.
RUSSIA SEEKING TROUBLE.
Coraan Plot la Exposed.
Tokio, July H . — A dispatch from
Seoul, Korea, reports the sensational
Deaths from hast are being recorded
discovery of 24 men, who were conceal
«1 In the Bersglio palace. It Is supposed
has been re-elected Unit- with the Intention of assassinating aome
Of the emperor's ministers.
tor from Georgia.
PROFIT I * ALFALFA.
Experiment S h u *» Great Value of Fins Cherry Crop and Good Prices
Plant for Hog Feed.
Albany— Five tons of Royal Ann cher
Corvall »— A profit of $27.61 an acre
for pasturage on alfalfa for three ries were grown this season on a twu-
aere orchard owned by Cyrus H. W alk
months has been proved to be a possi
er, near this city.
Walker has con
bility by an experiment on the college tracted to sell the entire crop at 5 cents
farm. There w.ll remain yet during per pound, realizing an income of $500
the season three or four months more of on the two acres. This is but one in
stance of the remarkably large cherry
pastuiage on the same alfalfa field, and
yield in this vicinity and the exporta
Dr. Withycombe, who is directing the tion of cherries now in progress from
is confident that more Albany will mean quite an item finan
than $60 an acre w II be real zed from cially for this city.
fn past years the two acres of Royal
pasturage of the field dur ng the sum
Ann trees in the Walker orchard iiave
mer. The showing ¡ b considered to he yielded about two tons annually. This
of great value in that it is believed an has made the trees vety profitable, but
slinost equally favorable demonstration a yield of five tons, with the present
can be made on clover, rape or vetch. price, makes cherry growing a most
The results are of striking value in il noticeable profit yielding industry.
lustrating the posn bilities of Western
A great many cherries are being ship
Oregon in the field, as the profit to be ped from Albany now. The Royal Ann
ga ned by the land is more per acre variety are being sent to the canneries
than lanns on w h cli it can he done at Salem and Puyallup, Wash.. Repub
sometimes Bell for.
lican, Kentish and Bing cherries are
In the experiment hogs were used. being sent direct to the Portland, Seat
Thirty-two of tl.e animals were put on tle and Astoria markets. A good many
a two-acre field of alfalfa A p ril I . A ll cherries are being shipped from this
but five of the pigs were p eked up in city to the various points along the Cor
the open market, and were of ordinary vallis A Eastern railroad.
grade as to bleeding. Up to July 1 publican cherries are now ripe and be
they had made a net gain of 1,630 ing marketed with the other varieties.
pounds. Besides alialfa tiiey had con Royal Ann cherries are bringing 6 cents
sumed dur.ng the three months’ period per pound everywhere, and the other
11,850 pounds of skim milk, ami 1,420 varieties 4 cents.
pounds of chopped wheat.
All cherries yielded bountifully this
skim m-lk, wh ch was proluced on the yeai in this part of the Btate.
college farm, 26 cents |>er 100 pounds are only five or six commercial cherry
was allowed, aggregating $20.62. For orchards in this vicinity, but every
the chopped wheat, also grown on the farmhouse has its orchard and almost
farm, 1>4 cents per pound was allowed, every yard in Albany its Kentish or
aggregat-ng $21.30, mak ng the total Black Republican tree.
cost of food, aside from alfalfa pastur for cherries has also been stronger this
age, $60.92. A t 8)4 Cents live weight, year than ever before and all cherries
the present market price of hogs, the fit for marketing w ill be sold.
value of the increase in weight is yield and demand thi6 season have
$105.95, leaving a net balance for the demonstrated the feasibility cf the com
aelfalfa pasturage of $55.03, or $27.61 mercial growing of cherries in this vi
cinity and this year’s experience w ill
probably lead to greater things here In
Opening Will Csuae Rush,
Klamath Falls— The restoration order
issued by the secretary of the interior
Blue Ledge Mine Is Sold.
affecting lands in Klamath county will
Jacksonville— The Blue Ledge mine,
cause a big rush for homesteads on located in the Sisklyous south of this
September 28, when the lands w ill he place, lias been gold to the Towne syn
thrown open to settlement.
There are dicate, of New York.
The price paid
only a few good claims, that is, claims was about $150,000. The Blue Ledge
valuable for timber, in the entire dis mine is said to be one of the richest
trict to he restored to entry, and already copper propositions on the coast. It is
50 local residents are making arrange said that there iB $8,000,000 worth of
ments to rush onto the land and acquire ore blocked out.
Among the improve
a prior right through squatting cn the ments for that district promised by the
same and making improvements. W hile new owners is a 600-ton smelter, a sew
the land is restored to settlement on er system, electric light system and
September 28, it is not open to entry water works. A large town is expect
until 30 day) later.
Consequently the ed to be built there.
squatter who is on the land first after it
is restored to settlement stands the best
Land Office Active.
chance to acquire title to the Baine.
Salem— Governor Chamberlain has
The number of available claims is very received a letter from the commissioner
limited, and the land seekers are so of the general land office containing a
numerous that many legal entangle certified copy of approval list No. 13,
ments are sure to follow.
containing 14,292.96 acres of school in
demnity selections of the state of Ore-
North Powder Valley Clip.
gon In the La Grande land district. " I
North Powder— Sheep shearing and desire to congratulate the present offi
dipping are about over in North Pow cials for their promptness in this mat
der valley, and, while hauling and ter,’ ’ said the governor, “ which is in
weighing are still under way, it is safe marked contrast with the dilatory meth
to say not less than 360,000 pounds of ods of their predecessors."
wool will be Iraled at the two shipping
points for the Eatern market, Baker
Big Sawmill Burns.
City and Pendleton, and estimating at
Cascade Dicks— The entire plant of
the lowest figures for good and better the Wind River Lumber company at
grades of merino wool, 17 to 18c, not this place, Including lumber in pile, is
lees than $7,000 will come to North burned to the ground, involving a loss
Powder’s sheepmen from wool sale« of over $150,000, and throwing out of
alone. Owing to the long-continued employment 125 men.
Fire broke out
cold rains of spring, lambing was be in the.boiler room of the planer, and
low the average. Both lamb and mut there being a high wind it rapidly
ton are bringing good prices and are in spread to the sawmill and in 15 minutes
At this time the evety structure between the railroad
North Powder valley sheep, with a and the river was enveloped in flames.
good bill of health, sheared and dipped, No one was injured.
are moving on the trail to the reserves
in fine condition.
Bridge to Replace Ferry.
Eugene— The county commissioners
Delegates to Mining Congrats.
have just decided to erect a bridge
Salem— Governor Chamberlain has across the Willamette near the Hyland
appointed the following delegates to the farm, to take the place of the ferry.
American Mining congress, which will The cost will be about $6,000.
mett in Joplin, Mo., November 11 to
10, 1907: J. K . Boring, James H.
PORTLaND M ARKETS.
Howard, Raker City; F. 8. Baillie,
Wheat— Club, 86c; bluestem, 8 8 0
Sumpter; L. B. Wickershain, Grants
Pass; D. M K elly, J. A. Panting, F. 89c; valley, 86c; red, 84c.
Oats— No. 1 white, $27.50028; gray,
R. Mellis, Baker City; Em il Melxer,
Po irne; Thomas C. Burke, Rurkemont; nominal.
Barley— Feed, $21.50022 per ton;
John C. Lewis, Portland; Jeff Hold, J.
F. Reddy, Medford; Janies Crochett, brewing, nominal, rolled, $23.500
Thomas Kenney, Jacksonville; A1 24.50.
Corn— Whole, $28; crccked, $29 per
Hay— Valley timothy, No. 1, $170
Milk Condenser for Amity.
Am ity— A modern milk condenser 18 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
plant, complete in every detail, is now $21@23; clover, $9; cheat, $9010;
assured for this place.
At a meeting grain hay, $9010; alfalfa, $13014.
Butter— Fancy creamery, 25027 >4r
recently it was decided to incorporate a
joint stock company with a capital of per pound.
Poultry— Average old hens, 15c per
$42,500. Before the meeting closed
$1,400 of the stack had been subscribed. pound; mixed chickens, 14c; spring
A meeting has been called to complete chickens, 17c; old roosters, 10012c;
the organization and in the meantime dressed chickens, 16017c;
committees are actively at work raising live, 11012c: turkeys, dreesed, choice,
the balance of the capital stock, with nominal; geese, live, 10c; ducks, 809c.
Eggs— Candled, 24025c per doaen.
every prospect of success.
Fruits— Cherries, 8010c per pound;
app'es, 75c0$l per box; storage Spits-
Maryland Invites Mr. Smith.
enbergs, $3.50 per box; gooseberries,
Hood River— Hon. E. L. Smith is 7c per pound; cantaloupes, $2.6003.50
the recipient of an invitation from the
per crate; apricots, 75c0$2 per crate;
Maryland State Horticultural society to
peaches, 45c0$l per box;
deliver an add teen before that body at
$1.50 per box; blackberries, 709c per
Its annual meeting which w ill take
pound; loganberries, $750$1.25 per
place this year at Jamestown, Va.
raspberries, $1.2601 50 per
extending the invitation the society
crate; prunes, $1.5001.75 per crate.
statee through ita aecretary that it is I
VegeUb’rs— Turnips, $2 per sack;
deelrions of securing Mr. Smith in or-1
carrots, $2.50 per sack, beets, $2.50
der that they may be instructed in the !
per sick; asparagus, 10c per pound;
Hood River methods of growing and i
beans, 7010c per pound; cabbage, 2)4e
per pound; cucumbers, 5Oc0$l per
box; lettuce, head, 25c per dosen;
New Buildings for Divinity School.
onions, 15020c per dosen; peas, 406c
Eugene— The Chr et'an church of per pound; radishes, 20c per dosen;
this city has completed the work of rhubarb, 314« per pound; tomatoes.
raising $5,000, wh ch, with other funds $1.6003 per crate.
ral ed insures the erection of a $26,000
Potatoes— Old Rurbenks, $2.6003
building for the Eugene
Divinity per sack; new potatoes, 3e per pound.
school. The building w 11 he 60x80
Veel— Dressed, 6 vt 08t%c per pound.
feet, of stone or brick, and w ill he lo
Beef — Dressed bulls, 3)%04c psr
cated on the northweet corner of the ponrd; cows, 6 0 6 1 4 « ; country steers,
Divinity School block at the intersec 6 H 0 7 o .
tion of Eleventh and Alder streets.
Mutton— Dressed, fancy, 809e; ordi
nary, 6 0 7 «; spring lambs, $ 0 9 !%«.
W ild B lack berries Plentiful.
Pork— Pressed. 608 V^e psr pound.
Albany— W ild blackberries are very
Hops—608c per pound, according to
plentiful In all parte of Linn county quality.
now, and hundreds of gallons are being
Wool— Eastern Oregon average bast,
picked. The berries are more abund 16022c per pound., according to
ant this year than for many years, tha chiinkage; vtlley, 20029c, eero-dlng
vines In the wood’ being completely to fineness; mohair, choirs, 29030c
filled with berries.
DELMAS ARO USES HENEY.
Little Progress Made in Glass Bribery
8an Francisco, July 12.— Dr. Charles
Boxton, the temporary mayor of San
Francisco, on the witness stand in the
Glass trial yesterday afternoon told the
story of his debauchment by Theodore
V. Halsey, the indicted agent of the
Pacific States Telephone company, who,
he teetifled, paid him $5,000, “ moetly
in $100 b ills,” foi having voted and
used his influence as supervisor against
the granting of a rival franchise to the
Home Telephone company.
Boxton is a fine-looking gray haired
man of middle age. He has a credit
able Spanish War record and is en
titled to write “ Major” before his
name. He was the last and only im
portant witness in an otherwise slow
and tedious day. He was not a reluc
tant nor yet a noticeably willing testi
fier, but his examination by Mr. Heney
was so spiked about with clever objec
tions from Mr. Delmas— often sus
tained— that at length the gorge of the
assistant district attorney rose and he
hotly accused his veteran adversary of
trying to cloud the issue and Impede
VAN GESNER IN JAIL.
Convicted o f Land Fraud and la Now
Poitland, July 12.— Suit case In
hand, wearing an expression on his
face that was half smile and half grin,
Dr. Alonzo Van Gesner walked into the
county jail Wednesday and announced
that he was ready to begin serving the
five months’ sentence impoeedjupon
him following his conviction of subor
nation of perjury.
Gesner was con
victed with ex-Congressman W illiam
son and Marion R. Biggs.
Biggs began serving his sentence of
10 months Monday ami Williamson has
appealed to the Supreme court of the
United Btates. Both Gesner and Biggs,
by order of tha United States rarnhal,
are to be allowed the freedom of a por
tion of the jail during the day, and
will not be confined in their cells all
They are allowed to walk
about in one of the corridors, upon
which the doors of the cells in which
they sleep open. During the day their
cell doors stand open, but are locked at
Crushed by Falling Wall.
Philadelphia, July 12.— Three men
are known to have teen killed, one was
fatally hurt, and 18 others Injured at
the col .apse of a new concrete building
today at the plant of Bridgeman Broth
ers’ company, manufacturers of steam
fitters’ supplies, at Fifteenth street and
Washington avenue, in the southwest
ern section of the city.
was just being put under a roof when a
section atiout 30 feet in width and ex
tending the entire depth of the structure
collapsed. About 30 men were at work
on the side which gave way.
Indicted for Giving Rebates.
Chicago, Jnly 12.— The Federal grand
jury this morning returned an indict
ment against the Santa Fe railroad
charging it with granting $35,000 in re
bates to the United States Sugar A
Land company. It is charged that the
Santa Fe gave the sugar concern rebates
on shipments of building material dur
ing the construction of its refinery at
Garden City, Kansas, in 1900. Fred
erick R. Colvin, of Salida, Colorado,
and Edward Ecks, ot Chiago, were also
indicted for using the mails In selling
alleged worthless mining stock.
Harriman Will Vlolats Laws.
New York, July 12.— During lunch
eon today on board ol the Southern Pa
cific company's new turbine steamship,
the Creole, K. H. Harriman startled
those present by announcing that since
the United Btates government had re
cently chartered foreign steamships to
carry coal to the Pacific coast he would
do the same. “ The bars are dow n,"
said M i. Harriman, "and I am going to
ship coal the to Pacific coast in foreign
Wreck on Missouri Pacific.
Ruehoog. Kan , Jnly I t .— Missouri
Pacific train No. t, bound from Denver
to Kansas City, was wrecked at 6:90
o’clock this morning. Several passeng
ers were injured end the taggoge and
choir cor* and a coach loft tha track.
EVOLVES NEW PLAN
Harrlntan VIII Voluntarily Sur
render S. P. Stock.
HIS ROADS ARE COMPETITORS
Competition Is Killod Between
Mississippi and Pacific.
New York, July 13.— W all street was
agitated late yesterday by a rumor that
the Interstate Commerce commission,
which has been investigating the liar-
riman control of the Union and South
ern Pacific, w ill make public its report
within a day or two and that it will
recommend a separation of the Southern
Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on
the giound that they are competing
lines and that their operation as one
system is againBt public policy and a
direct violation of the Sherman law.
At the office of E. H . Harriman the
etateinent was made that Mr. Harri
man had no advance knowledge of the
commission’s recommendation and had
received no intimation as to when it
would be made publio.
The W all Btreet story declared that
the commissioners had unanimously
advised the attorney general to begin
an action to force Union Pacific to di
vest itself of all its Southern Pacific
stock, of which it holds 900,000 shares.
According to the report, so the story
went, the two systems are in direct
competition from the Mieaisaippi valley
to the Pacific coast and arbitrarily fix
rates in restraint of trade.
mission believes, this story continues,
that there is ample law to break up this
I t has been known for several months
that Mr. Harriman expects that some
attempt w ill be made to prevent the
Union Pacific from holding the Blocks
of competing lines, and it is said that
his lawyers have been at work upen a
plan to enable the Union Pacific to di
vest itself of these securities voluntarily
and thereby prevent long and expensive
litigation, such as occurred in the North
ern Securities fight. It issaid that Mr.
Harriman’s plan is to form a holding
company similar to the Railroad Secur
ities company, which bs organized sev
eral years ago to hold his Illinois Cen
tral stock. The legality of this com
pany lias never been attacked.
SIT U A T IO N IS A CU T E .
Japansaa at The Hogue Urge Quick
Action Against United Slates
Lonttdb,’ July 10.— The correepoml-
ennt ol the Daily Telegraph at The
Hague sends in a column dispatch which
purports to reflect the views prevailing
there on the Japaneee-Auieriian situa
tion, which he declares to be more ab
sorbing than the conference itself.
The correspondent says that, as a re
sult of his inquiries, he learns the situ
ation is really atraiued, althou.h both
aovernruenta are trying to conceal the
fact. He asaertB that since June 20 the
question has entered upon an acute
phase. Japan has been send ng the
United Btates extremely Categorical
notes, stating without bitterness but in
the clearest terms the dilemma that,
unless Waheington is able to control
California, Japan w ill consider herself
free to act directly against California.
Nothing, however, yet has been ex
changed precluding a |«.'ificsettlement,
but many of the Japanese at The-Hague
are of the opinion that the Japanese
government ought to set without delay
and not give America time to utilize her
vast resources and economic potentiali
ty, a hundredfold greater than Japan’s,
to perfect warlike preparations.
WILL ERECT ISLAND
War Department Sends Guns to Ha
waii and Philippines.
Chicago, July 10.— A dispatch to the
Tribune from Washingtonsavs: There
is to be no delay upon the part of the
War department in utilizing the appro
priations made at the last eeeeion of
congress for fortifying the American de
pendencies in the Pacific ocean.
order that the keys to these possessions
may be put in condition for defense as
rapidly as possible the department is
arranging for the transportation of ord
nance material purchased for American
coasts to Hawaii and the Philippines
and w ill replace it at once -with funds
which became available on July 1. The
appropriations include $200,000 for the
construction of eeacoast batteries in the
Hawaiian islands and $500,000 for the
same purpose in the Philippines.
accessories $130,000 was granted and
for the construction of raining caee-
rnents, etc., necessary for the operation
of submarine mines, $200,000 was au
thorized. For the purpose of subma
rine mines and the necessary appliances
to operate them, an appropriation of
$205,400 waa made.
It is understood that orders have
been issued to the transport Cook to
make a special trip to Honolulu and
The transport w ill carry
mines for Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and
Olongapo in Subig bay.
STRIKE AT CHICAGO.
JAPAN DOES N O T W A N T WAR.
Bryan Says Jingoes Cause Scare to
Get Big Navy.
Walkout of Telegraphers May Spread
to Windy City.
Many Japanese for Canada.
Victoria. B. C., July 13.— The Tokio
Immigration company lias entered a
contm t with the Canadian Pacific and
Grand Trunk Pacific railways to supply
all help wanted on construction work
and w ill send about 3,000 Japanese
into Canada. Yesterday 399 Japaneee
arrived. The company is working very
quietly so as not to excite suspicion and
w ill bring over a contingent on every
boat. Advices from Honolulu state that
a steamer has been chartered to carry
876 to British Columbia. Labor or
ganizations have taken the matter np
and in all probability it w ill be refer
red to the Dominion authorities.
Chicago, July 10.— Chicago w ill, in
all probability, be'the next large city
to feel the telegraphers’ strike.
at the time when peace prospects seem
ed brightest, President Small announc
es his determination to spread the
strike. Commissioner N eill and the
executive committee of the internation
al union are on their way to Ban Fran
cisco to counsel peace and attempt to
bring about a settlement, while Presi
dent Small will start from the coast
tomorrow to spread the movement. A
telegram received from him tonight
says he w ill be here Sunday. That is
the date set for a meeting of the union
here, and it is almost certain a strike
against both the Postal and Western
Union companies w ill be then declared.
Telegrams have been sent to intercept
Neill and the executive committee, and
they will probably return, as there is
no prospect for peace.
warlike attitude is dne to the refusal of
the Western Union at Ban Francisco to
confer with the union, as a union.
w ill be necessary, before a strike is
called here, to obtain the Consent of the
international executive board.
What course will 1 « pursued by Com
missioner of Labor N eill was a subject
for much speculation today. It Is said
that while in Chicago he mdae it plain
to the union officials that “ war ta lk "
and threats against the Wet tern Union
Telegraph company would only serve to
hinder him in bringing.both sides to
gether on a peace basis.
All Due to Troubla Makers.
New York, July 13.— Viscount Aoki,
the Japaneee ambssador, who is in New
York to attend a reception in honor ol
Admiral Yamamoto, reasserted his de-
laration that there is no “ Japaneee-
Amerian situation," and that all the
tiik of trouble between the two nations
is a phantom creation of irresponsible
trouble-makers and trouble-hunters. I f
there he any cause for anxiety, be said,
it is dne to the influence of unwarrant
ed press talk, “ that often tends to
drive even the calmest temper of the
public into a tempestuous rage."
Supervisors Select Mayor.
San Francisco, July 10.— A new an
gle was given the municipal situation
late yesterday afternoon, when the
board of supervisors met and by a vote
of 10 to 2 elected Charles A. Boxton,
one of its number, acting mayor, to
succeed James L. Gallagher, who, since
the conviction of Mayor Engene E.
Schmitz, on the charge of extortion,
has been acting as mayor.
votes opposed to Boxton were thoee of
Supervisors O’ N eill and Tveltmoe, who
were appointed to the board to fill va
cancies by Mayor Schmitz.
Guilty o f Fencing Public Land.
Helena, July 13.— A grand jury in
the United Btates court today returned
a verdict finding F. D. Cooper, a well
known Northern Montana stockman
and former member of the board of
commissioners of Cascade county, guilty
of unlawful fencing of government
lands. Sentence w ill be announced
later by Judge Hunt. P. Stefee, an
other prominent stockman, was placed
on trial on a similar charge. This is
Cooper's second conviction, he having
pleaded guilty to a similar charge about
a year ago.
Schmitz Returned to Jail.
8an Francisco, July 10. — Judge
Dunne yesterday refused to admit May
or Schmitz to bail and denied him the
privilege of visiting his attorneys. When
SchmitU appeared in court he was seif
possessed, as defiant ami apparently as
confident as he was Monday. He came
for the double purpose of asking for
hail and answering the indictments
charging him with accepting bribes
from the telephone and street car com
panies. In the first he failed. The
second was a formality and was carried
through without incident.
Save Crews of Submarines.
London, July 13.— Two officers of the
navy have invented an aparstus which
it is expected will remove the present
dangers to crews manning submarine
boetts. It is designated to enable the
men to escape from the vessel, even if
she is filled with water or poisonous
Experiments at Portsmouth
proved successful. The invention re
sembles a diving helmet with a jacket
attached and contains an ingenious oxy
Jury Ready to Try Qlaas.
Son Frarjcisco, Jnly 10.— The jury to
try Vice President Louis Glass, of the
Pacific Btates Telephone A Telegraph
company, on the charge of paying Su
pervisor Char lee Boxton a bribe of $5,-
000 to vote for the withholding of a
franchise to the Home Telephone com
pany, was completed shortly before 6
Six jurors were
chosen and sworn Monday and s it were
«elected and sworn yesterday.
change may be mode in the jury.
Lumber Rate« Go Higher.
Balt Lake City. Jnly 13.— The Herald
tomorrow will say: “ Freight rotes on
lumber shipments throughout the Unit
ed Butes, and particularly between
Washington, Oregon and other Pacifie
coast points to the Inter-mountain noon-
try, will be raised from 6 to 10 per cent
on September 1 or October 1, by the
i si I rood companies.
Ruth Work en Boilers.
Akron, O.. July 10.— The Sterling
company, of Barberton, has reoeived an
argent request from Wash ingot n to
rush the boilers for the battleships of
the navy to completion as k it aa possi
ble and Engineer Gay, of the navy,
has-arrived to sea that work is. rushed.
The plant will ran day and night ontil
he boilers a n completed.
Carthage, Mo., July 13.— “ Japan
does not want to make war upon the
United States,” W illiam J Bryan is
quoted as saying in an interview.
“ Of course,” he continued “ (here
is a lot of jingoism in this Japaneee
war talk and the huirying of a fleet of
warships to the Pacific coast. To my
mind, the’ object is not to repel an at
tack by Japan but that the talk is be
ing done by some alleged statesmen at
Washington to influence congress to
make a big naval appropriation.
“ When 1 say Japan does not want
war, I do so advisedly, for, when I was
in Japan, I talked with the leading
men of all walks of life and I found
only expressions of friendship for our