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NO NEW TREATIES.
NEWS OF THE VEEK
Announced in Connection With King
Edward" Visit to Russia.
London, June 10 Foreign Secre
tary Grey's announcement in the
house of commons 'that no negotia
tions for new treaties would be in
itiated during the king's visit put an
end to talk of a probable triple alii
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
TO PURIFY CAMPAIGN.
Corrupt Practices Act Rettrieta Can-
111 a LOOdeDSCd iCrn lOr WIT Great Britain, bul tit did not affect the
hnn of those Englishmen who are
desirous for closer relations priwco.
three nowers that important
A Resum .f the Lata Important but diplomatic consequences will result
irom i lie rfirrioiH ii ix n j
of King Edward and tmperor i.icn
olas and their respective foreign ad
No secret is made of the fact that
Cortelvou is mentioned .. running the . presence of Sit Charles Harding
.an. i.-r. - KII,nAca ,f HtiifticttniT niipitoni inai
Not Lata Interesting Events.
cf tha Pas Week.
Henry Watterson says Bryan will have arisen out of the convention
be nominated. which put an end tot he recnmina-
A daughter of Governor Cutler, of Hons, between Russia and Great
Utah, has eloped with a teamster. Britain, over Persia and Tibet and
' . Afghanistan, more particularly the
The new Union Pacific bonds are pr(.fnt unsatisfactory state of affairs
being sold in London at a premium. , jvrsia.
Governor Johnson, of Minnesota,
says he is not seeking another term.
V fiigfi wind storm near Guthrie,
fikla. resulted in the death of one
The .trood effects of this agreement
already have been shown in the speedy
ending of the threatening frontier war
on the Indian border, a situation
which in the old days of suspicion and
enmity between Great Britain an
I . . . a 1
Moods have reached their height in Kussia might nave lea to an nignan
Kansas City. Nearly all railroads are war.
i.i. ...l.j I Following so soon upon the visit to
' . . , England of President Fallieres of
Many persons were injurea m u - France jt hard to disaruse the pub
",c to.ns.u.. u. , ,ic mjnd of the feti,n(l lhat King hd
loaded street cars. ward's trio to Reval has also some re
Reoublicans of the Thirteenth In-lation to European affairs and as an
r . . - .J !!.. (! !J !
flt;ina district nave nominated v,naric actual alliance is considered impus
W. Miller for congress. Isible at present, serious thought is be
. . J...U. line given the suggestion that this ex
mere w'rj'e""."" "',7hu'' change of visits signifies that Great
t.onatelyinNew Vk last w . R . fc f
in any week of the" city history. will follow closely that of the
China has apologized for the recent I dual alliance between France and
killing of French soldiers on the Chi-1 Russia. The foreign office says that
nese frontier, r ranee also demands Moo much significance must not be at
the removal of the viceroy. Itached to this visit, but this is the
Senator Kittredge has probably u.,ufl1 officiaI Policv durin uch nt
been defeated in the primaries for "
ST. PAUL NOT BADLY HURT.
Little 'Damage Done to Roadbed bs
Butte, Mont, June 10 R. A. Har
senator from South Dakota. Gov-1
ernor Crawford is in th lead,
The recount on the mayoralty vote
in New York is not one-fourth com
pit ted. Hearst has aiad-j a net gain
of 135 votes,
Montana floods still tie up a!! rail- low. -vice-president in Montana of the
roads except one. I i aui. said nine damage was une
...... . 1 in inc .Montana roaooeu. out mat ne
Women s objection to bonnets may I h,.t:.,,. j .n,;,i.r,ki. ,f -,,.,,.
1- .1.- 1 -I V. ,.-...... V".. .........Hv
"I"'1 "lc "" n.ur... dl)e fast of Sarafoff and ,hat it wil
A tornado did much damage in the! be four days before traffic is re-
viiiinty of Mount" V ernon, Iowa. I sumed. Northern Pacific officials
f,,, Rri.,in is taking stern mess- nave. no ,u" wnfn Y resume
... - . li. .. ,i;,; T.i; I service wesiwaru ami mere is
HITS IU LIllJHC l U I SCUJVIUII III lllUlfli I I , .U y- . Vrt.lU..H
ikiinriKC ill iiic uiiai :ui inn 11
I'loods in Missouri and Kaw rivers I The Northern Pacific tracks eaft of
are causing a stampede to nigner jiutte are open, though the railroad
Kroitnd. I company is still having considerable
u- .nru,. . trouble with rock slides in the motin
both the Republican and Democratic ,a,n near. the eftntinftital divide. A
nnuMiinnt number of stalled trains of the east
arrived yesterday and departed south
Chicago packers are not worrying over the Oreeon Short l ine fcnnnH
over the beef shortage as they be- for the coast via the Oregon Railwav
lirve it will not last long,
Many small breweries throughout
the country will have to close as a re
sult of recent closing of saloons.
A British steamer struck a rock off
the Chinese coast and ho natives were
drowned. .All European passengers
and otticers were saved.
Turkey has sent troops onto Per
sian soil and annexed a large section
of the country. A government has
been organized by the invaders.
A federal grand jury, in session at
Portland, has indicted a number of
Iirominent Eastern Oregon men for
and fraud. Seven true bills have
been returned and the jury is still in
Great scarcity of beef In Chicago
causes high prices to prevail.
Seventeen of the finest paintings in
P;iris have been seriously injured by
A life-sie bronze statue of Presl
drnt McKinley has been unveiled at
The Russian douma has refused to
tnake the necessary appropriation for
a new navy.
The death roll from the explosion
on the cruiser Tennessee has now
A Norwood. Mass., boy of 14 years
has confessed to the killing of three
Gas in a mine at Gladstone, Colo
rado, killed twenty rescuers of im
O. H. r. Belmont is some better,
although his, physicians hold out small
bojie of his recovery.
A New York actress has secured
damages for the sale of her photo
graphs without her consent.
A new record for motor bicycles
has been established at Buffalo. N. Y.
On a race track ten miles were made
in 9:40 3 5
John Brandt Walker, leader of a
streat bear campaign in the New
York stock market, has failed. At
one time he had a fortune of $3,
Brewers from all parts of the coun
trv are to meet at Chicago to plan a
defense against the ever increasing
wave of prohibition now sweeping
ine initea states.
Because of washouts in Montana
the Burlington road has canceled all
1 acitic Loast trains running in con
nection with the Northern Pacific
tint tl further announcement.
King Edward has started for Russia.
E ght persons were killed in a col
lis on on a trolley road near Annapolis.
Scandinavia, Neb, has been wrecked
hv a cyclone. Franklin also suffered
Mayor Busse. of Chicago, has been
married a month, and his friends have
just found it out.
Hearst has made a net gain of 105
votes so far in the recount of ballots
tor mayor of .New lork.
While O II. P. Belmont's physicians
have not abandoned all hope, there is
little cnance ot nis recovery.
A tomado in Nova Scotia killed two
persons and injured a ntimher of others.
finch damage to property is reported.
The crown prince of Servia is ac
riied of plotting against Montenegro,
The interstate cotnmrrce commission
will Ne unahle to give a decision on the
Pacific coast lumler rate case before
The situation in Persia is steadily go
ing from bad to worse, and it is believed
fie rat !b.k will not rule much
& Navigation Line,
deneral Manager Gillie of the
Amalgamated Copper Company said
yesterday that the damage to the
Hoston & Montana smelters at Great
balls is not so heavy as was 'first
thought; that so soon as ore can be
shipped the Boston & Montana mines
here will resume.
.... tha TxuuJa at the elee-
..... .inn a l will make the aext political
eampaiga a vastly different one from
those which nave ceen --
ia the laat itw yearn.
Por one thing, the advertising plaa
of making a campaign, which -'"r
Bourne made popular in Oregon, will be
) iten.ivelv ueed n m '""
Two features of the corrupt practices
. in tn a.eeomulisn I ma wh
om a limitation oo expendituree. and
the other a requirement thut paid ad
vertising be so mirked. Undoubtedly
the measure will have a eaiujory
in mirifv in elections, though some of
.Mviaiimi meeia unnecessarily se
Puldieitr la the mitter of campaign
expenditures ia one of the most import
ant requirements of the law, and here
after it will be neeessiry for candidates
and party managers to keep an areuunt
ot all expenses and file it within 13
davs after the primary or general elec
tion, showing eontrihutinns to cam
paign funds and the purposes for which
all money wae spent. Candidates are
permitted to use one pge of a pamphlet
to be issued by the state for the pur
pose of eiving the voters information
concerning them, eueh candidate to pay
(or the space occupied, and in excess of
that each candidate may apeita m a
primary campaign 15 per cent of one
year's salary, and in a general eam
piira 10 per eent of on year's salary.
though any candidate mar spend as
much aa 1100 if the percentage snouia
be lese than that. A candidate for
governor will hereafter be limited to
an expenditure of $750 in a primary
campaign and $300 in a general cam
Pack Fruit in Brewery.
Ijk Grande. The Roesch brewery
of this city, one of the largest plants
of the kind in Eastern Oregon, will
be closed July 1 as a result of the pro
hibition vote at the recent election.
Plans are already on fot to convert
the brewery into a fruit packing and
storage warehouse. It is located con-
cnient to the O. R. & N. depot and
is a large and well arranged building
and is well adapted to the purpose.
Julius Roesch, proprietor of the-brew-
ery, is one of the pioneer brewers of
the state and has accumulated a for
tune here in the business. However,
the increasing fruit culture in tin vi
cinity will not allow his building to
remain idle long after the prohibition
law goes into effect.
CITIZENS TAKE INITIATIVE.
Plan Bonds to Rlli Money to InV
Eu.-ene. ihe citizens of the Sius
law valley, on the oast of Lane coun
ty, are becoming .;..( waiting for
the government tn .nmve the bar at
the mouth of the Siuslaw river so ves
sels can pass out or in without delay,
and a plan is being discussed to raise
funds for the undertaking in another
way. ii is propo,t,i to bond mat
part of the county King west of the
Coast range of mountains for 30 or
40 years, and use the money thus
raised in building jetties at the mouth
of the river. t j4 thought by the
promoters of the , k.i that lioo.ooo
iuuiu. ne raised easily in this way, ana
that with this nm ,nti.lerable start
could be made tward constructing
the jetty. It is hoped by the time
this sum is expend,! the national gov
ernment would he ready to take up
me worn and puh it to completion.
To meet the it.t,-..t ,,n the bonds
each year, it is proposed to collect a
toll of perhaps 23 cents per thousand
feet on iht lumber and a proportion
ate- sum on other articles exported
from the towns at the mouth of the
river. Later a sinking fund could be
raised in the same way to pay off the
bonds when thev h-nmt due. In
this way, the expense of buildinsr the
jetty woum be borne by the nidus
tries directly benefited by the work.
INCREASE PENDLETON PLANT.
READY TO TRV AGAIN.
Peary la Anxioua to Start for North
Pole by July I.
New York, June 9 Confident of
his ability to carry the start and
stripes to the north pole, Commander
Robert E. Tcary, who has planted the
American flag nearer the coveted
northern goal than any other living
:li Vwii's r' 't r - '..wimy.
OLD RATES STAND
Railroads Mill Make No Advance
in Near Future.
Japanese Troop Kill 113 Insurgents
Within Four Days.
Tokio. June 10. A dispatch from
Seoul dated yesterday (June 9) re
ceived at army headouarters reports
that from June 3 to June 7 the gov
ernment troops had twenty-six en
gagements with the insurgents. In
these engagement 113 insurgents were
killed and twenty-five taken prisoners.
The. recent transfers of Corean cab
inet ministers were due to the fact
that during a conference of provincial
governors a number of cases of negli
gence of the -ovcrnors to present the
actual facts concerning the attitude of
the Corean government towards the
insurgents were overlooked, also
neglect in failing to correct false and
malicious reports concerning Japanese
policy, thus tacitly encouraging the
insurrection. In consequence the
minister of agriculture was trans
ferred to the home department, and
yesterday the new home minister an
nounced the removal of seven provin
cial governors, showing a determina
tion to effect many sweeping changes
in local omcials.
May Reveal Big Dealt.
New York, June 10 The extent to
which the great European banking
houe of Rothschilds was interested
in the merger of the transportation
lines in New York City may be dis
closed in the municipal court, prob
ably June 19. Walter l.uttzen, confi
dential adviser to August Belmont,
who was called as a witness yesterday
in the suit in connection with a Heal in
Metropolitan stock, was ordered to
appear again on June 19 and produce
all the correspondence the Belmont
firm had exchanged with the Roths
childs bearing upon the merger.
Flood Wreckt Levee.
Shreveport, I.a., June in Twentv-
five thousand acres of fine plantat:on
lands are submerged and thousands of
dollars damage has been done as a
result of the breaking of the levee
at Wcstdale plantation, twenty-seven
miles south of here vesterday morn
ing. hen the levee broke under the
enormous pressure of the flood wa
ters f the Red river a wall of water
swept over Westdale plantation, de
rnolihmg buildings and ruining crops
It was only by rae good fortune that
no lives wcrejost in the flood.
Burglart Get Poll Bookt.
,i?r,rJ .,7nM- J" M.-A sens,,
lonnl disclosure was made yesterday
eenth Iowa district between S F
nrr,yan;Uu A T "H when it a,
discovered that the vanltt in the
coun,y auditor", offic, containing he
election had been entered and the
h. .,n .v 1 V , According to
the tinothrial figure, both candiili.e.
claimed the nomination bv
row margins. '
Death Question of Hours.
.sew jork. June 10 A m.
v ,-.,-.' i. ' ' , p f .' ' ' recov-
his phy.u-.an, tlnnk, i, now only ,
question of hours. y
Lake Hometteadt In Demand.
Lakeview. Many land filings' are
being received at the land office
most of them homesteads. Every
piece of land that can be cultivated is
being taken under the laws governing
this form of entry. Few timber fil
ings are now being received at land
of this character is scarce indeed in
this district. Occasionally someone
finds a quarter section or an NO-acre
tract that has been overlooked in the
rush, but most of the filings thnt are
being made under this act are on
claims that were at first taken under
the homestead act.
Reject Dam Bids.
Klamath Falls. The secretary- of
the interior has rej'ected the bids'on
the Clear lake dam, a part of the
Klamath irrigation project, on ac
count of the high figures, together
with the fact that land owners in that
section have still five per cent more
land td sign up to bring the total up
to the required SO per cent. The two
bids submitted were bv Mahoney
Bros., of San Francisco. $115,770. and
Maney Bros., of Winnemucca, $188,-
90. The government may readver
tise for bids, or do the work by force
Klamath Should Yield Oil.
Klamath "Falls. A. ' L. Harrow.
cashier of the Fort Sutter National
bank of Sacramento, who is heavily
interested in Klamath realty, has re
turned from a 200-mile drive over she
Klamath basin and states that indi
cations point strongly to sections of
I oe and l.angell vallevs being great
oil producing districts. Mr. Darrow
has been in past years connected with
the Standard Oil company and speaks
from experience. 1 he Klamath Oil
company will sink experimental wells
Begin New Construction;
Huntington. The Northwestern
railroad is about to begin laying steel.
A carload of mules for the Utah Con
struction company has arrived. Men
and teams are busily engaged hauling
material and establishing camps along
the route. Twentv five miles of steel
will be laid as fast as possible. Grad
ing will commence at the same time
,the surveyed grade at the end of
Hlake s spur. No grading was done
at this point last fall, when work
ceased, as the old Rrade was used for
a temporary track.
Albany Will Retaliate.
Albany Because they believe the
Southern Pacific railroad is seeking
to retaliate in erectinn a small and
inexpensive depot to replace the pres
ent structure, following the action of
the city council in securing an order
loin lilt Slate railrr,-..! onrnmioin
, . . .v.,,.,11,--..,.,. , g man
tor a new depot here, the merchants hundred
Wisconsin Company Negotiating for
Pendleton. Agents of the RacSne
woolen mills, of Racine, Wisconsin,
are here looking over the Pendleton
woolen mills with a view of purchas
ing them and making them a part of
the great Racine industry. It is pro
posal to employ at least 200 men and
women in the plant and to increase
the capacity by more than three times
and make it the biggest woolen mill
in the northwest. Pendleton, being
on a main line of transportation and
in the heart of the sheep district, has
been selected as the most favorable
location for the hran.h of th Racine
If purchased the mill will be de
voted exclusively to the manufacture
of high grade Indian robes, blankets
anu similar lines of goods.
Will Show Canby Berriet.
Oregon City The Canby Straw
berry Growers' association has chosen
the following officers for the ensuing
year: K. S. Ce. president; Charles
Roth," vice-president; C. N. Wait, sec
retary; S. H. Reese, treasurer. The
association expects to distribute 10,
000 pieces of advertising matter at
the coming rose show in Oregon City,
June 12 and 13. and on the last day
of the rose show the berries that are
on exhibition will be given to the
Rose Society to be sold. Many ex
hibits by Canby growers are promised.
four Orsdu,,,' J, Woodburn.
woounnrn. ti,. ,mm.nrement
exercises of ,he Woodburn high
school graduating -t,.. t,1t in
the Methodist l:pi.0pai church, of
. -i ii 3 j The church, Deau-
tifully decorated. wa, filled with
friends of education. The address to
the class was made bv Charles V.
Galloway, of Salem the diplomas
were presentea by Colonel I. M.
Foorman, of the hmrii of directors.
It is the first high srhool. graduating
-I 1 1 ' ii
Class in ituuuuurn
' The Governor's View.
balem 1 here seems to be no
question of my election," said Gov
ernor Chamberlain, "and I am deeply
grateful to the people for the high
tribute which has been paid me. 1
attribute my election to the State
ment No. 1 issue more than anything
else, considering the overwhelming
Republican majority in the state, and
had Cake stuck to that principle as
stronglv after the election as he did
before he would have won out hands
preparations for another Arctic dash
in the hope of solving the mystery of
the north, which for centuries hat
been the aim of daring explorert.
The stanch steamer Roosevelt, which
the Peary Arctic Club built for Com
mander Peary, and which carried bim
and hit little party on hit last north
ward journey, hat been overhauled
and put in better condition than ever
for her expected battlet with the ice
barriert of the frozen north. The
ship is tugging at her hawsers in the
harbor of New York, ready to start
when her commander givet the word.
Peary't present plans contemplate
his departure from New York about
July 1, but lack of sufficient funds to
finance the expedition may prevent
the start. In fact, unless $25,000 is
forthcoming by July the project will
have to be rTri'!'''d. An iJA.li.vri-
ship or collier will accompany the
Koosevelt as lar north as ttali, where
reary t coal depot in the last expe
dition was located. F.tah was the
winter quarters of Dr. Hayes' last ex
pedition and is located about 70 de
grees north latitude. A small oartv
of sportsmen and scientists may go
north at far at lit ah on the auxiliary
ship, returning with her about Sep
Commander Peary has devoted
nearly 20 years to efforti to solve
the great problems of the north and
already has put into the work all of
his personal means, amounting to
ROAD AGAIN BLOCKED.
Month May be Required to Replace
Montana Railro u Liret. '
Butte, Mont., June 9 The North
ern Pacific east from Butte is again
tied up by a new washout of 600 feet
of track near Jefferson Island, a small
Station in the Jefferson River Valley,
about 60 miles from Butte. Two steel
trestles on the Great Northern are
reported as having gone out, near
uasin, 33 miles north of Butte, add
ing to the demoralization of that road.
Great Northern Railway officials
will not venture an opinion at to
when normal conditions will be re
stored, one official stating that in his
belief a month's time would be nec
essary to put the Montana line of the
Northern Pacific in proper condition.
The Great Northern telegraphic serv
ice is completely demoralized, and the
officials fear they have yet to learn of
the real magnitude of the destruction
wrought by the flood waters.
1 he barometer is higher than for
several weeks. This would indicate
warmer weather and with that thj
rapid melting of the snows in the
mountains. As there now it lying
trotn tnree to tour feet of snow in
the mountains it is feared the rush of
waters will add to the damage already
HEARSTS GAIN NOW 123.
1110.1 iUXS" AK t NOT SETTLED
Pretidenti and Operating Officiate of
Roadt Fear Stagnation Would be
Increated by Move.
Open Bidt for Building Sitet.
Washington. The tupervising
architect has announced that bids will
be opened July 16 for public Dunning
sites 130x135 feet at Albany and La
Grande and 140x140 feet at i'endleton
Wheat Club. Mrt!e per bushel:
red Russian, sfitfi 7c; bluestem, l(a
B2c; valley. HHOi miic.
Barley reed. r.'.VJO per ton; rouea.
f27.S02!).30; brewing. 2fi.
Oats No. 1 white, -'7.30 per ton;
May Iimothv. Willamette vaney.
f 17 per ton; Willamette Valley, or
dinary. 11 J; Eastern Oregon. $1 50;
mixed, $16; clover, $14; alfalfa, $12;
alfalfa meal. $20.
Hutter Extras, 2."c per pound;
fancy, 24c; choice. 2ic: store, lfic.
Eggs Oregon, isflllc per noren.
Poultry Mixed chickens. Wn2ic
pound; fancy hens. i;c; roasters. Kc;
fryers, 20c; broilers. 2-Jc; ducks, old.
17(51 lSc: spring. 2iifl22k: geese, h(a
9c; turkeys, alive, 1601 1 Sc lor nens.
Hoi lc for gobblers; dressed. 17'n 19c.
Apples Select, $2 50 per box;
faticy, $2; choice. $150; ordinary,
Potatoes Old Oregon, $1(31.10 per
and heavy shippers have decided Jo
jonimne and ship all their eastern
freight orders over the Northern Pa
cific. or some other line not owned by
the Harnman system.
Bronco Bucking for Condon.
Condon Condon will ce'ebrate the
l ourth of July in old-fashioned style
and a committee was appointed to so
licit funds for the carrying on of the
festivities. It i, planned to hold a
market day in connection with the
celebration. jut as has been held In
I endleton and The D alles. Broncho
hucking contests and baseball will
torm a part of the programme, while
a number of carnival features will also
Lake County Fruit Outlook.
.t '"''"-Pc'pite the cold weath
this ,rcion there will be a good
'nee. JlP The fr"'1 jn-
enor " ,u' male trin oytr the
thl V"'m'.,?r"1 " f the "Pinion
her e. rl
th nret, ' 3" Vin ,n d" A
he l " ' fr from P"
Fresh Fruits Strawberries. $22 75
per crate: cherries, $11.40 per box;
gooseberries, (,,, :c per pound: apri
cots. $irti 1.50 p,r crate; blackberries.
tlfn 1.25 per crate
Vegetables Turnips. $1 50 per
sack; carrots. $1501.75; beets. $1.75;
parsnips, f 1.2.1; cabbage, $175(o2 per
cwt.; beans. 11 J2t pfr pound; head
lettuce. I2K1IV per dozen; aspara
gus, $1.50 box; eggplant, 20c pound:
parsley. 2c per dozen: peas. Sn 7c
per pound: pepprs 20c per pound:
radishes,. isc per dozen; rhubarb. 2;
3c per pound; spjrijrh. .1c per pound;
cauliflower. $; :,o p,r crate.
Hops 1M7. prime? and choice. S'ft
c per pound: oldj, 2i2je fjer pound.
Wool Eastern ' Oregon, average
best. llftl.V per poI1nd. according to
shrinkage; VaIVy 12c.
Mohair Choice IS'glSiC per
Cascara Pi-k 5l4?c per pound.
Hogs First, ,7t25; medium,
iZy"'- "Hers, n demand.
Cattle Rest tefrs $5: medium,
" J7S: common. $1 50T. T75;
cows. best. ,. mon, $3 503.75;
calves, $4 .'.007
Sheep-P.est ',), fi wethers. $4;
mixed, $3iHn:5. spring lambs, $5.
Recounting of 77 Ballot Boxet Com
pleted in New York.
New York, June 4 The recount of
the ballots in the disputed mayoralty
election ot l'jos proceeded with expe-
anion iod,iy Dciore justice i-ambert,
in the supereme court, and 29 ballot
boxes were opened, which show a
gain of 16 votes for William Randolph
Hearst. Seventy-seven boxes have
been counted since the recount bc
Riin, and the total gain for Hearst is
121. Early today Hearst made large
gains, which were materially reduced
oy tne recount late in the day.
Supreme Court Justice Lambert,
who is trying the rase, has requested
Governor Hughes to recommend to
the legislature that a special approori
ation be made under which the jurors
who are hearing the evidence may be
allowed extra compensation for their
It has been learned that one of the
jurors has lost his employment since
the opening of the trial nine weeks
ago, and that another's business has
seriously surjered from neglect for so
long a period. It is said that from $5
to $10 a day for each juror was the
compensation suggested to the governor.
Tornado in Iowa.
Charles City, Ia., June 9. A tor
nado struck this city Sunday, demol
ishing about 2oo residences and
barns. One man, V. R,. Beck, is
known to have been killed! and four
children are reported missing. The
path of the tornado was about ten
rods wide. It struck the city in the
southwestern part, crossed the river
and lifted the water almost clean
from the river bed. It passed in a
northeasterly direction, just missing
the Charles City college buildings,
and spent itself a few miles northeast
of the city.
Battleships Start Home.
San Francisco, June 9. Leaving
the other warships of the Atlantic
fleet to follow a month later, the bat
tleships Maine and Alabama, desig
nated as a special service squadron,
sailed from this port yesterday morn
ing on the long vovage to Hampton
Roads by way of Honolulu, Manila,
Aden and the bact Canal. Captain
Giles R. Harber, of the Maine, will be
in command of the special squadron,
and on the first leg of the long cruise
home will have a member of the
President's cabinet. Secretary of the
Interior James T. Garfield, as a guest
Pull Conductor Off Car.
Bakersfield. Cal., June 9. A ttrcet
car wat held up on the outskirts of
the city about midnight Saturday and
Conductor Frills wat robbed of $41.
The deed wa committed by two
masked men. one of whom jumped
aboard the car, pulled the conductor
to the ground and robbed him while
the other stood guard with guns. The
car continued on its way. the motor
man and passengers failing to tee the
attack made on the conductor.
Bandit Rob Pay Train.
Citr of Mexico. June 9. Word
has reached this city that bandits at
tacked a pay train on the way to the
Los Grandes mine near Ralzac in the
state of Guerrero. Of the escort of
four men, three were killed and one
wounded Four thousand dollars was
stolen. Rurales are in pursuit of the
highwaymen. The mine belongs to
an American company.
Washington, June 9. No general
increase in freight rates is likely to
be made by the railroads of the coun
try in the near future, if it is to be
made at all. At a recent meeting of
presidents and operating officials of
important railroads in New York it
was the consensus of opinion that it
was undesirable to put into effect at
nfii iniie an increase of freight rates,
It wat pointed out that the pro
posed increase in a time of depression
would tend rather to increase freight
stagnation than to stimulate freight
movement. Such a result would be
of only additional disadvantage to the
carriers, the opinion being general
that it would not induce increased
Most of the officials who attended
the meeting indicated a belief that
railway business conditions were im
proving. The freight revenues and
the passenger revenues, too show a
notable increase in the last month
over the preceding three months, and
a general revival of business in all in
dustrial branches wat reported from
every part of the country.
1 he judgment wat expressed that
if business conditions did not con
tinue to show improvement it would
be necessary for the railroads to
adopt some method for protecting
the interests of their stockholders.
Only two methods are suggested
an increase of freight rates and a de
crease in wages of employes. It is
quite certain that neither will be re
sorted to before the first of next Oc
tober, and some of the ofticialt be
lieve it will not be necessary even
then to resort to either of the meth
In some unaccountable way, the re
port became general among shippers,
especially in the middle west and the
south, that the president and the in
terstate commerce commission had
given their approval to the suggested
increase in freight rates. The mem
bers have spent a good deal of time
trying to get their correspondents
right on the matter.
While the commission has no power
under the law to prevent the estab
lishment of such rates as the railroads
see fit to nut into effect, unless after
due hearing the increased rates should
be found to be excessive, unreason
able or unjust, it would be equally
impossible and inappropriate for it
to give its approval to any proposed
increase in rates.
Tornado Sweeps Path Along Kansas
Omaha, Neb , June 8. The tornado
which passed over Southern Nebraska
and portions of Northern Kansas Fri
day evening was the most destructive
and covered the most territory of any
similar storm which Jias visited the
state in many ye ai s. At least twenty-
e.rrrT "SiT niuiTu Ij Lit utuu,
five fatally injured and a score of
others more or lest teriously hurt,
some of them dangerously.
Additional reports received ttate
that several persons were kilted at
the towns of liyron. Neb., and Court
land, Kan., which towns have been
cut off from communication with the
At Fairfield more than forty build
ings were more or less wrecked and
tome - of them, including three
churches, were demolished. The loss
will exceed $100,000.
In the vicinity of Hickley farm
houses stood the brunt of the storm
and one or more fatalities are re
ported, with a number receiving in
juries, some of which will prove fatal.
eriou damage is reported from
Ryron. ten miles west of Chester, at
tended bv cpnsi.l.eril.'tf .t'tnliiin.-, V.v;..
ho details can be learned. All the
bridges are out and communication
by telegraph and telephone it entire
ly cut off.
A telephone message from Hardv.
Neb,, says the town of Courtland,
Kan., just across the Nebraska line.
was struck by the storm and thai sev
eral casualties occurred, but lack of
communication makes confirmation
impossible today. Trains in all direc
tions are abandoned because of wash
outs and destroyed roadbeds. At Ge
neva the storm wrought great destruction.
The storm has covered such a wide
area and been to destructive wherever
it touched the earth that it has almost
caused a panic among the inhabitants.
Hundreds of farmers drove into town
seeking shelter, many of them being
END 33 DAYS' RAIN STORM.
NORTH TOPEKA IS ABANDONED,
People Flee Before Great Overflow
of Kantas River.
Topeka. Kan., June 9 The crest of
the rise in the Kansas river is e
pectcd to reach here tome time to
night. The government weather bu
reau says the water will reach a maxi
mum height of about 29 feet. It now
registers 20.9 feet. If the rise ex
ceeds two feet above the present level
the city waterworks will be in danger.
North Topeka is practically de
serted. Boat patrols were busy all
afternoon taking those people from
their homes who had delayed. Much
of the contents of the houses has been
moved over and the warning has been
given to everybody.
The water is deeper in the streets
than at any time since the big flood
of 1903. From the. Union Pacific
tracks to Soldier creek, Kansas ave
nue, the main street is all tinder wa
ter. The current is beginning to
sweep away outbuildings and thou
sands of tics from the Union Pacific
tie plant are pounding their way
through the town. Train service is
practically at a standstill.
Alatka Mine Sells Well.
Juneau, Alaska, June 9. F. L. Un
derwood, who promoted the overhead
trolley system at Chicago, has closed
deal in New ork for the bbner
mine at $1 50f),ooo. The deal was
handled by George Bent, a noted min
ing engineer. 1 he new company an
nounced that 200 stamps will be im
mediately installed to be followed by
2oo more early next spring. The
property was owned by B. M. Beh
rends, William Ebner, C. V. Young
and eastern associates, and has been a
steady producer for seventeen years
it is situated one miletrom Juneau.
Painlett Cattle Killing.
New York, June 9. The society for
the prevention of cruelty to animals
will test an invention this week by
which it is expected a painless method
of killing cattle will be offered the
slaughter houses of the country. The
machine is the invention of Henry
Uergh. treasurer of the society. It
consists of a pneumatic hammer.
something like that employed in
welding bolts in a steel building
frame. The plunger is a sharp javelin
which is to be driven into the brain of
the animal in such a way at to cause
Death Lltt Increased.
Omaha. June 9. Reports from the
scene of Friday night's storm in
Southern Nebraska indifjfe that the
conditions are even worse than at
first reported. The death list will
doubtless reach 25 or 2d. while 50 per
sons have received serious injuries,
some of them being dangerously hurt.
The monetary loss may reach $S00.
noo. Eight Nebraska towns suffered
from the effects of the tornado. Ge
neva. Fairfield and Carleton being the
Ship Gold to Germany.
New York. June 9. Goldman.
Sachs & Co. yesterday announced an
engagement of $1.0000n0 gdd. for ex
port to Germany, and Heidelbach,
Icke'heimer & Co took $oo,ooo, aim
for Germany. This makes a total of
$10,750,000 on the present movement.
Rivers Begin to Fall, but Communi
cation is Stopped.
Missoula, Mont., June 8. Saturday
night at o'clock the sun broke
through the clouds after 33 days of
rain and the rainfall, which had been
lessenmg since morning, ceas-d.
The rivers show a lower mark than
they did 24 hours ago and there is
hope that the worst is over. But
there has been great damage and it
may be days or weeks before railroad
traffic is resumed to the eastward.
All day Saturday Missoula was cut
ff from the outside world. Not until
night had there been wire communi
cation and it consisted of a single
ine t(S the west and none to the east.
Saturday night and Sunday morning
the high water reached its maximum.
registering the highest mark ever
known in this country. AH of the
city and county bridges are out and
Missoula is divided into three dis
tricts, each of which is without com
munication with the outside. Three
large residences in the city went down
the river. Their occupants had been
warned and were out before the flood
struck. The big loir-jam of the Black-
foot Company has been held in nlace
and the great power dam owned by
W. A. Clark is intact.
The ditriage to farms in the bottom
lands will be great. The loss to the
city and county will run far into the
thousands and cannot be estimated
until the water goes down. The out
look todav is encouraging and it is
believed the crisis has been passed.
MISSOURI ON RAMPAGE.
Continued Rains In Montana Cost 8
Lives and Much Property.
Great Falls, Mont., June 8. Never
before in the history of Montana has
there been such a flood as has been
sweeping down the valley of the Mis
souri River and its tributaries. Five
lives have already been lost in the
waters in this vicinity, and the dam
age to farms, railroads and industrial
and commercial institutions will run
into the millions. The river is at the
highest point ever known since the
first settlement of Montana and it is
Some of the smaller outside towns
are in even worse condition than is
Great Falls. At last reports Choteau
was completely surrounded by water
and all bridges were gone. A large
part of Belt was partially under water
and the people had taken to the high
Canadian Bridges Go Out.
McLeod, Alberta, June 8. The Ca
nadian Pacific bridge at West Mc
I eod was swept away Friday night.
St. Marv's bridge, between here and
I ethbridge, is a total wreck and the
Canadian Pacific pumping station
has been swept into the river The
bridge at Browket on the Crow's Nest
line is expected to go at any time,
and mail and freight and passenger
traffic is at a standstill. Rain con
tinues to fall in torrents. Farms for
many miles around are inundated and
houses have floated away, and the loss
will be enormous.
Oklahoma Fears Race War.
Oklahoma City, Okla., June 8 .
Fears of a rare war over the killing
of Sheriff G. W. Garrison by a negro
desperado led Governor Taskell to or
der out Company M, Oklahoma Na
tional Guard Saturday n'taht Th
body of Sheriff Garrison was brought
here on a special train at 3:30 o'clock
Sunday morning. Rumors that the
negroes are arming themselves h-.v
been rife all evening. Ad;nfint-Gen-eral(
Canton arrived from Guthrie it
2 o'clock yesterday morning to take
command of the militia.
Machine Shops Burn.
Victoria. B. C. June 8 Th tW
machine shops of the Victoria Ma
chinery Depot Company, Limited
were destroyed by fire Saturday even
ing, which broke out at 8 o'clock do
ing $!onoo damage snd throwing
150 men out of work. The insurance
amounted to $mnoo Th c.
caused, it is thought, bv the fire from
the moulding room. Usually it is the
custom to send out men to watrh the
sparks from this source, but on Satur
day night the precaution was omitted
Twister Strikes Oklahoma.
Dnrant. Okla.. Tune iA t
which swept over a territory 12 miles
west of Durant Saturrf
stroyed a doren farm houses and with
a heavy storm of hail, which aceom-
.ll .d,d estimated at
$1 '.O.ooo A number of persont are
reported injured, none fatally.