II OPEN TO THE WORLD Centennial of Lewis and Clark Formally Observed, GREAT THRONG ATTEND OPENING Military Pageant, Addresses by Na tlon't Dignitaries and Festivities Inaugurate the Exposition. , Portland, 'Juno 2. Tho Lewis ntul Clark Centennial exposition is open. Portland is playing hoot to tho world. Yesterday, tho opening day, will And n bright placo in tho history ot tho na tion, marking na it docs, tho stinting point ot nn enterprise that mentis tho greater upbuilding of tho West and Northwest; new trmlo relations ith the Orient; closer trade relationship between tho Pacific count and the At lantic seaboard, and tho hundreds o( attendant and incidental benefits that will accruoto tho country. Tho opening ceremonies and demon strations were on a scale commensurate with tho greatness oi tho day. They were carried through without a hitch ot any consequence. Old exposition Attaches, who have attended tho im portant world's taint ot the past de cade, declared they had never before beheld eo pretty or so effective an opening. The attendance passed even beyond tho most sanguine official expectations. Crowds, such as have never before lined the streets of Portland, saw the great military pageant that preceded tho opening exercises. Standing room on tho three miles ot streets was at a pre mium. And when tho parado was at an end this ocean of humanity turned its tide on tho exposition grounds. Across Guild's lako on the peninsula a section of artillery tolled off the pres idential salute ot 21 guns, the dark bine smoke from tho cannonading lift ing slowly above the government's pal ace and adding enchantment to the peaceful grandeur of the inspiring landscape to tho north. This saluto brought on tho opening exercises. AH of the speakers were en thusiastically received. Especially cordial was the reception accorded the nation's representatives. The exercises were marred by no unpleasant incident. 80 orderly was everything that the heavy detachment ot policemen and guardsmen were not put to the neces sity of issuing a single admonition. It was exactly 12 o'clock to the dot when President II. W. Goode, of the exposition, called for order. It was hardly 2 o'clock when President Itooee velt was informed by wire that all was ready. The president was in waiting for the message at the White house. The great crowd leaned forward in a state of high nervous tension waiting for the first peals of the government chimes, which weie to have been Presi dent Roosevelt's first response. Hut, lucklessly, the chimes failed to work, and after a full minute of breathless waiting, the assemblage was informed by 31 r. Goode that the president had sent his greeting. At tho same time he declared the exposition formally opened and extended a greeting to all the wor(l: President Roosevelt's con gratulatory telegram was then read and received with tremendous ap plause. There was apparently almost as many people at the fair grounds last night as were present at the opening exercises. Although the exhibits buildings were closed, tho exposition by night seemed in every particular as great an attrac tion as during the open hours of tho day. When darkness fell upon the heights that raise beyond the fairy city the reason was plain. As a feast for the eye the spectacle was incomparably beautiful. The fireworks which were a feature ot the evening, were beautiful In the extreme, but they paled before the splendor of the electricity. Admissions 30,677. As nearly as could be estimated by Chief of the Department of Admissions I". I). Davison the total admissions at tho Lewis and Clark exposition yester day was 30,577. This estimate was announced last night after the gates had been closed to the public and re jortv from tho three entrances had been counted. Mr. Davison cays that his estimate is not absolutely correct and that ho will not know tho exact num ber of admissions until today. IIo eays, however, that his estimate will not vary more than 200. Unparalleled Record. That the business record of the pre- exposition period is unparalleled in the history of expositions, is the statement of Director of Concessions and Admis sions John A. Wakefield. Yesterday ho gave out tho following statistics: Concessions department Concessions revenue collected, $70,414. Receipts Genornl admissions, 127,222.50; com mutation tickets, $1,022.60; admission tickets, 117,070; photograph passes, 3,222; badges, 12,007. Two Revenue Cutters Here. There are two revenue cutters now in ' port. Tho Runs arrived shortly after dusk last evening and dropped anchor In the stream above the Burnsido street bridgo and Just astern of tho cutter Mc CiUloch. The Rush was on her way from Seattle to San Francisco, when she received orders at Port Townsend to i!top at thlB city. Sho will remain here for some time and will then pro ceed south. FAIRBANKS AT CEREMONY. Magnlflcont Dulldlng Erocted by Wash ington Formally Oponod. Portland, Juno SI. Tho bonds of friendship existing between tlio two greatest states in tho Northwest Mere oven more (Irmly cemented yesterday nt tho Lewis and Clark exposition, when tho magnificent Washington State balding was formally dedicated with ceremonies second only to tho opening day exorcises ot Thursday. Tho spirit of friendliness which binds tho two states together in tho great task ot developing and upbuilding tho Northwest was exemplified by tho elo quent addresses of the speakers who rep resented both tho statu of Washington and tho stato ot Oregon, Vice President Fairbanks, tho personal representative ot tho president, honored tho Washing ton delegation by his presence and de livered a Bhort but very pointed and appropriate speech. The condition of tho weather was perfect before and during tho cere monies, but Immediately after the close ot the exercises dark and heavy clouds appeared on tho horlton, giving tho impression Uiat tho unfavorable weath er nail been delayed invauso 01 1110 respect tho elements hold for tho great state ot Washington. Long before the commencement ot tho exercises, which were held at 11 o'clock, Washington ions, Oregontans and visitors from all parts ot tho United States began to assemble in anticipation of tho dedi cation. 1'y tho tlmo the hour arrived for the opening of tho ceremonies the exposition grounds east of tho Wash ington building were crowded with people. Hundreds of them were Irom Wash ington, and it is said that thero was not a city in the state, no matter how it tanked in importance with its sister cities, that was not represented at the dedication. There were visitors from even tho remotest portions of Washing ton, who traveled many miles on horseback to reach a railroad which would tako them to Portland. The delegations from Spokane, Seattle, Ta coma and "Walla Walla wcro partlcu- larly large, tho most prominent public men being in attendance. QUOTES HISTORIC INCIDENT Russia Cries for Punishment of Ne bogatofT for Surrendering. St. Petersburg, June 3. Feeling In the admiralty against Rear Admiral Nebogatoff continues to run high, the majority ot tho naval authorities I wing deaf to the appeals l tho few who insist that tho admiral's action in sur rendering his warships should not be condemned until the circumstances become fully known. Tho majority say they could forgive anything but surren der and point to the precedent in the case ot tho Rutsian ship Raphael, which, in 1829, during the ltusso Turkish war, struck its colors to three Turkihh ships which surrounded It. Nicholas I meted out a terrible punish ment to the 'otllcers and crew of the Raphael, ordering that all of them should be shot after their exchange and directing that, if the ship should ever be recaptured, its infamous history should be blotted out by tho total de struction of tho veesel. The Raphael, strango to say, was recaptured 34 years later at Si 11 ope during the Crimean war, a eon of the captain who sur rendered her taking part in the battle, and to this son fell the task ot execut ing the dead emperor's orders to de stroy tier. Many naval authorities claim that the emperor should reserve the same fate for Admiral Nebogatoff. PACIFYINS EAST SAMAR. Removal of Corrupt Officials May End Rebellion. Manila, Juno 3 Urlgadicr Goneral George M. Randall will rail for tho United States on June 16. Urigadier General Carter, commander of the department of the ViBayss, now engaged in the pacification of tho na tives on the east coast of the Island of Samar, has 10 companies of infantry and 12 companies of scouts operating in the Held, with lour more companies of Infantry under orders. The uprising ot the natives in this quarter is not against the government. They have rebelled on account of the corrupt prac tices of native officials and hemp agents, who have ben underpaying the men for their p'oduuta. Sailors Mutln in Battle. London, Jnne 8. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Times wires that he had ohtainod from high authority a roport that Admiral Nebogatoff ' sailors mutinied in the battlo and threw tho admiral and many of their officers over board. He states further that the sailors foucd their officers in tho cabins and hoisted a white flag, surrendering to the Japanese. It is said that eight men of Nebogatoff's squadron were hanged for mutiny while the squadron was still in the Red sea. Limit on Land Acquisition. Washington, June 3. The commis sioner of the general land ofllco has is sued instructions to registers and re ceivers of land offices throughout the courtry that in tho future no person shall be permitted to acquire more than 320 acres ot nonraineral public land under the existing laws. Heretofore applicants have been permitted to in crease -that quantity under tho timber and stone and soldier additional home stead laws. Wicked Wind Betrayed Him. Toklo, June 3, A telegram from Sasobo says that Admiral Rojestveneky Stated in an interview that ho hoped to clear Tsu Island in a fog, but n sudden southwestern gale cleared the fog and revealed the presence of his fleet. 1 1 1 1 .. r-r 1 w 1 OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST TAX ON TRAVELING STOCK. Supremo Court Will Pass on Validity of Recont Law. Salem A suit has been brought In Lako county to test tho validity of tho act ot the last legislature specifying tho manner In which livestock shall bo as sensed and tho taxes thereon shall bo paid. Tho now law provides that when livestock Is assessed, tho tax shall bo then paid or secured at tho rate of levy for tho preceding year, ami that when such stock ts driven into another coun ty for pasturage, it shall be assessed there and tho owner shall pay a tax to that county according to tho tlmo the stock was pastured therein. Theowner can recover from tho first county such portion ot his tax as he paid to the sec ond county. The purpose of tho low was to place a restriction upon the driving ot stock Into this stato from other states, or from one county to another, tho obluct being to Ictfsen the raiiRe troubles. A suit was brought by IjiKo county to enforce tho payment of tlu tax, and the defendant set up by demurrer that tho law Is unconstitutional because It requires payment of a tax at a rate tit f ferent from the rate charged upon other classes ot property. It la understood that tho court sustained tho demurrer and that the case will be appealed to tho Supreme court at once, so that tho question may bo settled. FILES ON THE KLAMATH DASIN. Government Secures Itself Against Speculators In Irrigation Tract. Salem The United States govern ment has filed in tho olllce of State Kngineer John II. IajwIs, a notice of intention to appropriate all the unused waters of Malheur river and of tho Klamath basin. This notice is given under tho Irrigation art passed by the last legislature, and serves to prevent any water rights which will conllict with the government's neds. Tho government has three years within which to file its plana and begin the construction of its Irrigation system. The filing of the notice gives the gov ernment protection against speculators during that time. A. R. Black, of Eugene, has filed In tho office of the stato engineer a notice of his appropriation ot the waters of Waldo lake, in Lane county, for irriga tion purKea. His notice was filed in the olllce of the county clerk of Lane county, but under the new law It must be filed in the office of the state engin eer also. Putnam Remains State Librarian. Salem J. II. Putnam has In-en elect ed stato librarian by tho judges of tho Supremo court, under the provisions of the act of the last legislature. Hereto fore tho librarian has leeu elected by the legislature. Tho last legislature was of tho opinion that the library should bo under the control of the Su premo court, and gavo the court power to employ n librarian who would servo during the pleasure of the court. Mr. Putnam has been state librarian for 20 years, having been elected tho first time by the legislature of 1895. Annual Fair at Roseburg. Roseburg Tho annual fair for the Second Southern Oregon agricultural district will he held on the fair grounds one mile east of Roseburg, September 12 to 10 inclusive. Arrangements will also prolxibly be made for holding tho nnnual pioneer reunion for this county at the district fair grounds, September 11 and 12. Tho board of trustees has offered the pioneers free use of the grounds during tlwse two days for the purjtose named. Opp Strike a Real Bonanza. Medford With 18,000 taken out In the first two days after the strike In tho Opp mine, and the rich ore promising to continue, tho find in this once re jected mine looks like n lwrninwi equal to the famous Gold Hill ore of early days. Should tho rich Htreak continue even 20 feet, which will apparently he the case, it will yield at least $ 150,000. The lodge is teoinlngly a continuous one of wiru gold bearing quartz. Offer Money and Demand Land. Salem A number of persona holding certificates of rale of stute land, which certificates the Marion county grand Jury declared were secured fraudulent ly, aro coining forward with money to make payments and are strongly pro testing that there was no fraud in tho transactions. Homo of tho certificates aro still in tho hands of first purchasers while others are held by assignees. Warehouse for Wallowa Wool. Elgin A largo warehouse to be used for a storeroom for the large quantity of wool soon to como out of Wallowa county has been completed, This warehouse was built by a company of farmers of this section, known as the Farmers' Exchange and Forwarding company, which will conduct n general forwarding business, and also carry farm implements and vehicles. Northern Union Sawmill Season. Elgin Tho many sawmills tributary to this place have begun active opera tions, and ero long a largo influx of men and teams will be engaged in hauling tho output of these mills to Elgin, where tho lumber is prepared for tho market, being manufactured into all kinds of building materials, which are shipped to all parts ot tho country. REVENUE CUT OFF. Eastern Oregon Experiment Station Without Funds for Work. Salem The filing ot tho referendum petitions has left tho Eastern Oregon Agricultural experiment station entire ly without funds. The last legislature rnlmd tho appropriation from $10,000 to $15,000 a year, but at tho nm no time passed an act which requires that when ever public property at nuy Institution Is sold, the proceeds shall lie paid to tho stato treasurer and bo turned Into the general fund. Attorney General Crawford linn given an opinion In which he holds that this latter act applies to articles produced at the experiment station. Since the appropriation was Included 1 1 tho om nibus hill, which has been hdd up by tho referendum, all revenue for the ex periment station Is cut oft. When the omnibus bill was up for consideration In the senate last winter, Senator Plervo made a strong plea for the. raise ot $5,000 a year In the appro priation. His argument was that the station has had a revenue ot nearly $5,000 from thu sale ot produce, and that since this had lecii cut off by tho act requiring that tho procetdi lo turned into the general fund, tho leg islature should mako up for It by in creasing tho appropriation. As soon as the referendum petition was filed, the Agricultural college jveoplo liegan an effort to hold tho proceeds of rales, It iwalblo. In order to get an expres sion trout tho attorney genen I. Irs opinion was asked and his utifavi radio answer was given. Might Burn Up Town. Astoria The new crude oil tank of the Standard Oil company, In this city has received its baptism by the oil lank steamer Asuncion pumping 5,000 gal Ions of etude oil into it there being no opposition from any of the city author ities, notwithstanding the general ills cusslon by the council that it would bo a serious menace to the safely ot the adjacent property, and might bo the cause of a lire that would destroy a large portion of the city. It is un doubtedly located in a position that if It should get afire during one of the regular summer Northwest winds, the entire city would he menacedj Speculators are Shut Out. Salem State land officials aro ex ceedingly well p'cascd by tho decision ot the secretary of the Interior, to thu eflect that thu statu can select Indemni ty land for all state school lands Inside forest reserves. White the department has held that the state may select in demnity land for both surveyed and unsurveyed sections, the statu will have little opiKirtunlty to select Indemnity on surveyed sections for tho reason that these sections were taught up by sim ulators toforu the stato land Itoard learned that thu government proioaed to create tho reserves. Slate Land Sale. Salem Tho state land board has de cided to sell to thu highest bidder ajl tho school sections in the portion of the Warner iiiountlan reserve that were recently restored to entry. There are 0,720 acres of school land in the tracts restored. Healed bids for the land will be received by the stato land hoard at Its meeting on thu second luomlay In July. When the government withdrew its lands from entry for thu puriMMe ol creating forest reserves in Klamath and I.ako counties, the stato withdrew from sale all stato school lands in tho same tract. Wood Washes Away. Ibanon A slight rise in tho Ban tiam river at this place caused the breaking of thu boom which had been placed in tho river to hold tho cord wood floated down thu river to the paper mill at this place, and alxiut 1,000 cords of wood floated down tho river. It is not probable that any great amount of it can be saved at M)lntH below here, and the loss to the mill company will l about $2,000. A few hundred cords wero lost by tho mill in a similar way last fall. It wiih be lieved the l)OOiu was much stronger. Warner Case- to Supremo Court. Salem Attorney General Crawford has returned from Lako county, where ho tried the case for tho Warner valley settlers against the Warner Valley Stock company. Tho trial court sus tained a demurrer to tho attorney gen oral's complaint and tho attornoy gen eral appealed to tho Supreme court whero tho question will bo settled whether tho Warner valley settlers have a good case against tho company for title to their lands. PORTLAND MARKET8. Wheat Club, 85c per bushel; bluestom, 0000 In; valley, 86B7o. Oats No. 1 white, feed, $20.00 per ton; gray, $20.00. Hay Timothy, $1410 per ton; clover, $11012; grain, $11012; cheat, $11012. Eggs Oregon ranch, 1818Jtfo dors, Butter Fancy creamery, J 1 21o Apples Table, $1.5032.60 per box. Strawberries Oregon, 6Oc0$1.26 per crate, Fqtatocs, Old, $101.16; now pota toes, l?.2o per pound. Hops 1004, 23i26o por pound, Wool Choice, Eastern Oregon, best, 1023c per pounds valley, 27J420o per pound; mohair, 310320 per pound. ROJE8TVENSKY A PRISONER. Togo Says Ho Roicund lliitulan Ad miral from Sinking Ship. Washington, May ill. Tho official Japanese report on tl.o latest dotal In of tho great naval battle In the Coreau stiulls Is uiado In a cablegram received tonight by tho Japanese legation hero from tho foreign office nt Toklo, convey ing Admlial Togo's dispatches up to this afternoon. Tho report fays that Admiral Rojestvousky ami another ad miral and staff officers wero taken pris oners on the sinking of Rojestveusky'n flagship, lviilas Houvaroff, Saturday night, south of Urleung Island, off tho Corean coast, The total number of vessels lost to tho Russians, according to Admiral Togo, now- is 22, mid tin adds that, although the full particulars are not yet In, 110110 of tho Japaueso ships was seriously Injured and tho loss to tho first division ot the Japanese fleet was over 400. Ships Reach Vladivostok. Vladivostok, May 31. Two ships alone of Vice Admiral llojestvensky's powerful tl'Hlllii, the swift cruiser Al mas and tho toipcdu Ixxtt destioyer llnweny, IIo at anchor hero today In thu curving harbor ot Golden Horn, they having separated from tho fleet early In the battle, which begun In the Coreau straits Saturday afternoon, and headed, in obedience In orders, with lull eed to Vladivostok. Up to 4 o'clock this afternoon no other vessel of thu Ilaltlc fleet had yet arrived, and the signal stations at Ask- old and Klmsky Korsakoff Island re ported none in sight. Officers of the Almas and Groieuy say that both fleets had already sus tained terrible losses when tho Almas and Gruxeuy broke through thu hostile Hue. Of thu Japanese, two battleship had gouu down lie font their eyes, and two cruisers, their sterns high out of tho water, seemed ready to plunge- bow foremost to tho IkiUoiii of the sea, SPRANO TRAP ON RUSSIANS. Togo Also Uid Submarines and Tor- pedoos with Dodlr Effect. Toklo, May 31. Tho proverb that Admiral Togo always tights and seldom reHrts Is proving true in the case of his greatest battle. From the bilefint and most fragmentary reports coming to Toklo, Ills Impossible to gain an approximate, conception or picture of tho deierato and decisive combat. The Navy department, after announcing the bare results yesterday, has lapsed Into alienee again. It meets inquirers with thu statement that the department Is not interested In the publication of news, but is concerned only in securing victory for Japan. It Is prohahlo that many details of thu tight will never bo given to the world. It will probably lw days or weeks Wore tho main facts of the battlo and Its strategy are made known. Admiral Togo appears to have plan ned and laid n complete trap, which lilted Admiral Rojestveusky's action, and the Japanese oiitmnneiivered, out fought and outshot thu Russians, fear lessly taking their lightest cruisers against the heavy Russian armor-clad battleships and Joining battleship with armored cruisers, smothering them with gun fire. WILL RAISE PRICE OF PEACE. Japan', Victory Increases Severity of Terms Demanded. Washington, May 31. Minister Tnkahlra had an hour's eonfurunce with President Roosevelt tonight. Thu minister reached tho While house nt H o'clock and remained until alter 10 o'clock Mr, Takahira refused to say anything regarding thu oldest of his visit. There Is reason id ImiIIuvu thu ques tion ot peace waH under consideration, tho object of tho minister being to In form tho president that tho old basis on which Japan would In-gin negotiations would not now bo acceptable. It Is be lieved that with thu latest decisive naval victory, thu demands of Japan will bo materially Increased, ami In clude a large indemnity In addition to thu retention ot Port Arthur and thu evacuation by Russia of Manchuria. Dlsputo Ovor Price of Salmon. . New Westminster, II. C, May 31. Trouble between the fishermen and the canneryuiHii may end In u strike. The difference concerns prices tor fish dur ing the big run ot tho season. Tho fishermen met today and decided oil 10 cents straight for fish for July and 15 cents for August. Thu caiinuryiueii and packers declare the entire season's rate must Imj 8 cents per fish. Trouble is Just commencing, and promises to get hot. During tho last big run tho militia had to bo called out for thu samu troublu. Agricultural Congress Opens. Rome, May 31, Tho first working session of thu international congress, mado at thu Instigation of David I.ubln, of Sacramento, Cal to establish an International Chamber of Agriculture, took placo this afternoon at the Corsica palace, In thu presence of tho diplomat ic corps and all tho delegates. Ex Minister Tlttonl delivered an address welcoming tho dolegatea and outlining tho object ot tho congrosa, utter which tho mooting adjourned. Will March Into Mongolia. Now York, May 01. Tho Ohineso authorities deny that they have receiv ed from Russia u positive notice of tho intention to march troops Into Mongo lia, cables thu Peklu correspondent of thu Herald, On thu other hand, thu foreign office Is deluged with e.liarge.H and counter charges relative to alleged breaches ot neutrality by both Russians and Japanese, RUSSIA STUPEFIED: Cannot Realize Dninaije Inflicted, by Japanese Hoot, TALK OF PEACE STILL SCOUTED, Will Fight Another Land Battle, and If That Is Lost Shn May Thsii Ask for Peace. St. Petersburg, June 1. The Rus sian admiralty Is literally stupefied at thu extent of tho disaster suffered by Vice Admiral Rojestveusky's fleet, and Its own advices paint tho situation In uveu worsu colors than tho Toklo dis patches. Thu Associated Press Vladivostok dispatch received at an early hour yes terday nltoriiooii account (or only two ships of thu great Russian licet tho cruiser Almas and thu torpedo boat destroyer Groxeny and the absence of news about thu battleship Navarlu and thu cruisers Oleg am) Aurora, which are thu only fighting ships of any value not enumerated In the Japanese lists of destroyed or captured, and. which, tin to 4 :30 o'clock yesterday at ternoon, had not reached Vladivostok, renders almost Idle any liom that the wero able to shake off the pursuing Japanesu cruisers and reached tho shelter of the fortress at Golden II iru. Russia has agreed to disarm and In tern thu big licet ot colliers niid trans xirts sent to tho Chinese coast w hen Rojestveusky determined to try to force the Straits of Corea. It Is Imi lleved here that the Mlmlial did not want to Imi hampered by a big convoy in thu sea fight, and tho decision to send thu convoy to thu rear compelled Rojestvousky to adopt thu shortest route by tho way of Tsu Island, as nomn of thu ships could not carry enough coal In their bunkers to steam around Japan. The question of Inaugurating peace negotiations Is not likely lo be opened until full reports of the Russian dis aster have Iteeii molted. The war parly continue. Its defiant nttltiied, and declares that pwteo Is Impossible, while many Russians who heretofore havu Imhii In favor of cace, hut who aro now humiliated by thu sting ot tho defeat ot their navy, are giving their voice In (avor of a continuation of tho war. Nevertheless, the eac parly in sists on thu almduto futility of prolong ing thu struggle. i'.ei slow to reach a. di-clslou, It Is Improbablo that the gov ernment will decide on thu course It will pursue until after battle has Ixen Joined in .Manchuria. Thu Associated Press dlspulehcs In dicate that Fluid Marshal Oyama Is already Iti motion and that a grand en gagement Is Imminent. Tho govern ment still ncdl,!t the publication of losses in ship not contained in its own advices, but so far as Nt. Petersburg Is concerned thu truth Is known. WALLOW IN MUD. Slush Beneath, No Fodder Bohlnd and Foe In Front of Russian Army, Gunshii Pass, Manchuria, June I. Tim rains which Wgan three ds)s ago havo ceased. General skirmishing has been continuous for the )xist fortnight. Arriving trooi, on lututug thu trains, find llieinnehwi In a sen of mud. Thu country In thu immedlato rear of tho Rusilan army wears thu samu aninH't as did the nar of the old Mmltious which thu Russians occupied In thu south, lut ing denuded of foragu. Many of thu C'hiuosu lied from their hound, and wherever thu troops camped thesu hous es were torn down for fliewood. Interest In tho altitude ot tho Mon gols continues, It Is asserted that 11 stato ot relHilllou exists against tho local prince ruling thu eastern tribes. A few native trade) h with goods aro arriving at the interior cities from Sin mliitin, hut thu only remaining trade route for Northern Manchuria since the Iimh of'HIninlntln to the Russian is by way ofKlachta, over which traders aro already active, "Loop" Is Finished. New York, June 1. What was re garded as onu of thu most difficult tasks In thu digging of thu subway has been completed by the fiulshlug of the. loop at tho llattery. With thu work of ex cavation over and tho walls built, tho InlorlHirough company will bo uhlu to run its trains to tho southern end ot thu lino on Manhattan Islau.d, Con struction on thu loop, from which an extension of thu system will puss under thu rivur to Ilrooklyu, was frequently Interrupted sinco it began In 1003 be cause of thu flow of sea water. Frost Damfsos German Vineyards llerllu, Junu 1. Inquiries now com pleted regarding the extent ot thu dam ago caused by the recent cold weather to thu vineyards of middle Rhino reg ion sliow'surlous losses In thu best dis tricts. Tho vineyards present 11 sorry spectacle. Somo famous vineyards in. locations like Johannesburg, Gulsou helm, Erhacli and Hattonhultn suffered particularly, and will hardly produce anything llku an nvurngo crop, Rhino Hessen also suffered eovuroly. Castro Conciliates a Robol. Now Yqrk, Junu 1, Genornl llonju inlu Ilurruru, Liberal leader In tho'lato ruvolutioii, has bion appointed, says a Puuamu cable to thu Herald, military chief of tho Venesuolun frontier, an. Important and responsible position.