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Roosevelt Sends Messages
Russia and Japan,
SUGGESTS DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS
Oflors to Help In tha Preliminary Ar.
rangements If Wanted by the
Washington, Juno 10. An Identical
nolo, the toxt ot which, by authority ol
tho president, was made public Into to
night nt tho White houso by Secretary
Locb, hns been forwarded to tho gov
ernments of Itussia niul Japan by Presi
dent Boosovelt. In tho interest oi hu
inanity, tho president urges the wiuring
nations to concludo pence. It is sug
gest el by the president that the nego
tiations toi pence bo conducted "direct
ly and exclusively" between tho bellig
erent nations. Tho noto indicates tho
president's belie! that an Intermediary
may not bo necessary to effect conclu
sive negatiations, but like wieo expresses
tho president's willngnesa to do all that
ho properly may do to promote tho
preliminary arrangements for a tinio
and place for tho meeting of represent
atives of tho Russian and Japanese gov
ernments. A formal reply to tho noto
may not be received for several days,
but, as already made clear, informal
assurances that it would bo welcomed
aro already at hand. In view of tho
significant character of tho document
and of the attitude toward it which
both Itussia and Japan hnve assumed,
it is regarded in oflki.il and diplomatic
circles as the first firm and decisive
step toward ultimata peace. At a late
hour tonight Mr. Tapkahira, Japanese
"minister, had not been advised from
Tokio of the delivery of tho president's
message to tho emperor, but he was ex
pecting a cablo dispatch to that effect
at any moment. Tito minister was ablo
yesterday to transmit to tho president
a message from the mikado that Japan
was, with Itussia, desirous of peace, pro
vided it could bo obtained under proper
Aware of tho preference of Japan to
communicate her peace terms to Itus
sia directly, the president in the last
few days has been active In counseling
moderation to Japan rather than in
endeavoring to draw from Tokio some
statement of probable terms.
At the Iiusilan embassy tonight
Count Cousin i remained without advices
from St. Petersburg, and he was unable
to comment on any phase of the situa
tion. EIGHT-HOUR LAW ON CANAL.
Moody Holds It Applies to Laborers
Washington, June 10. Tfio opinion
of Attorney General Mood regarding
the application of tho eight-hour law
on the Isthmus of Panama was made
public today. He holds that the act of
August 1, 1802, which limits and re
stricts to eight hours the daily service
of laborers and mechanics employed by
the government of the United States or
by any contractor or sub-contractor
upon the public works of the United
States, applies to the employment of
laborers and mechanics in the con
struction of the Panama canal.
That act, however, tho attorney gen
eral holds, does not apply to the olllce
forco of the Isthmian Canal commis
sion stationed on the Isthmus, or to
any of the employes of tho government
who are not within the ordinary mean
ing ot the words "laborers and mechan
ics." Also that the scope of tho act is
not limited by the territorial jurisdic
tion of congress.
In answer to the request of tho secre
tary of war for an opinion on the ad
ditional question of whether the pro
visions cf the act mentioned apply to
tho hours of labor of "mechanics and
laborers" employed in the construc
tion, maintenance and operation of the
Panama railroad and steamship line,
the attorney general decides in tho neg
ative. Once-Famous Prince Dead.
Berlin, Juno 10. Prince Leopold
von Hohenzollem, cousin of Kmperor
William, who came to Berlin to attend
tho wedding of Crown Prince Frederick
William and Duchess Cecilia, died
suddenly tonight of appoplexy, aged 70
years. The prince will be remembered
in history as the candidate of tho Span
ish Cortes for tho throne of Spain and
as having been unwittingly the causa of
the Franco-Prussian war. lie lived at
Sigmarion in the original principality
of Hohenzollem. Ho was married to
the Infanta Antonia, of Portugal.
May Smoke But Not Sell Cigarettes.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 10. Judge
James Leathers, of tho Marlon county
Superior court, today decided in the
caso of the State vs. W. W. Lowry, in
dicted for smoking a cigarette, that the
anti-cigarette law passed by tho last
legislature is constitutional, except
wheroln It may coniflct with the inter
state commerce law. bmokers may
import cigarettes from other states and
smoke them, but it is held unlawful
to sell or give them away.
Russian Loss May Be 15,000.
Gunshu Pass, Juno 10. According
to roports received by General Llnie
vitch irotn naval officers who have ar
rived at Vladivostok, tho lossea of Ad
miral Kojestvonsky'fl fleet were from
0,000 to 10,000 oflicors and men killed
or drowned, and about 5.000 prisoners,
READY TO SELL TIMDER.
Government will Now Open Forest
Reserves to Loggers.
Winliliu'tnn. Jiinn 1). Followlm? nut
tO Ha declared intention ot developing
forest reserves by uso, tho bureau ot
Forestry nnnouces, by special bulletin,
that mature timber in all forest re
serves is to do oticmi lor snie, mo
restriction formerly laid upon tho ex
port ot timber from tho states in which
tho forest reserves woro located has
been removed, and tho law now places
no limitation on tho shipment of tlm
bor grown on any forest reserve, except
thoso in tho stato of Idaho and tho
Black Hills reserve, in South Dakota.
Tho effect ot this chango in tho taw,
and tho declared policy of tho depart
ment ot Agriculture, is that the timber
on tho reserves may now bo cut and
disosed ot to tho highest bidder. On
many of tho reserves there aro great
quantities ot mature timber, and on
some of them tho facilities tor getting
it outnt a reasonable cost are excellent.
The forest service, which hns chnrgo ot
tho administration ot tho reserves, is
anxious to begin tho cutting ot this
mature timber ns soon as possible, and
it is prepared to consider offers from
Jumbermen who wish to undcrtakn
It is perhaps well to call attention to
tho fact that this announcement does
not mean that the forest reserves aia
going to lo devastated under authority
of the government. On tho contrary,
the distinct and deilnite purpose ot the
forest service is to improve tho re
serves by utilizing the material that
is now fit tor lumber. In doing so, it
will also provide for tho reproduction
ot tho forest and tho restocking ot
thoso areas upon which forest condi
tions are defective Work of this kind
has been successfully carried on for
some years -in the Black Hills forest
reserve, and has been begun with the
greatest promise ot success on tho lands
of tho Chippewa Indians, in Northern
Minnesota, from which it Is proposed
to create another National reserve.
Tho public in general, and lumber
men In particular, will be interested
to know that in this last caso the re
strictions imposed by tho forester have
in no way hampered the lumbering
operations. Timber sold at public
sale, with full knowledge of theso re
strictions, brought higher prices than
were obtained for white and Norway
pine in the same region, and the slash
has been burned and got out ot the
way at a cost. of about 12 cents per 1,
000 feet (ward measurement.
The eupervleor of each forest reserve
is authorized to receive applications for
tho right to cut Umber; intending pur
chasers should communicate with him,
not witli tho department at Washing
ton. OVERTURN THE WHITEWASH.
Convention of Baptists Refuses to En
North Bend, Ind., June 9. "He
solved, that wo express ourselvs against
tho present tendency to criticise the
great Baptist brotherhood in the person
ot one of its most activo members, and
this in the face of the fact that there is
no evidence to prove Mr. Rockefeller
Is or ever has been either directly or
indirectly connected with conduct that
is out of line with the highest moral
ity." This resolution caused a storm of
protests today at the convention ot the
Northern Indiana Baptists' association.
It was voted down after vigorous com
ment, both in defense of it and in op
position to it.
The defenso of John D. Rockefeller
was drawn by Itev. Mr. Wheeler, ot
Elkhart, who introduced it and made a
speech in defense of it. Itev. Mr. Lan
kin, of Mishawaka, also defended it.
Tho protests wero started by Itev. C.
K. Parker, of Laporte, who, among
other things, said:
"ltotten things should bo dealt with
in the most rigid way."
Sweden is Loyal to Oscar.
Stockholm, Juno 0. The Norwegian
coup d'etat was answered hero tonight
by n great patriotic demonstration of
loyalty to and sympathy with King
Oscar. A great procession, accom
panied by bands, went to Ilosendnl
Castle, whero tho bands played tho
national anthem. In a few minutes
the king and other members of the roy
al family appeared on a balcony of tho
castle and were enthusiastically cheered
by the demonstrators, while a number
of ladies preset tl tho king a bouquet
Brlng Home Paul Jones.
New York, Juno 9. The second
squadron of tho North Atlantic fleet,
consisting of the armored cruiser
Brooklyn and the protected cruisers
Chattanooga, Galveston and Tacorna,
solected by tho Navy department to
bring homo the body of John Paul
Jones from Franco, assembled off the
naval anchorage at Tompklnsvllle,
Staten island, today, and will proceed
to sea on tho way to Cherbourg. Tho
Brooklyn will receive the casket.
No Let-Up On Beef Trust.
Chicago, Juno 0. Instructions wero
received todaj by tho Federal grand
jury which has been investigating tho
affairs ot tho beef industry, to continue
the Invest gatlon and return indict
ments if the Jurors find that tho testi-
raony warrants such action.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
BELIEVES MILL FEASIBLE.
C. Stohr a Convort to Flax
trlnes of Eugono Bosse.
Salem J. C. Stohr, of Chicago,
assistant tralllo director ot the llnrrl
mnn lines, accompanied by General
Freight Agent 11. It. Miller, ot the O.
It. &N.; General Passenger Agent W.
K. Comau, of tho Southern Pacific, and
II. K. I.ounBbury, traveling freight
and passongor agent ot tho hitter com
pnny, were hero last week to make in
quiries into tho practicability of tho
establishment of a linen mill here,
and held n conference with Kugene
Bosse, tho Jinx expert, and Mrs. W. P.
Lord, a tins enthusiast, in the reception
room ot the Willamette, hotel. As n
result of tlm conference Mr. (Stohr states
that he is convinced that a quality of
fibre that cannot bo excelled any place
else in tho world can bo grown in this
valley, and that everything from tho
coarsest of twines and cordage, crash,
etc., to the very linen t linens and laces
can bo manufactured fioui it.
Ho Is also assured by Mr. Bose that
with the aid ot a new 11 ax pulling ma
chlno which is now in course of perfec
tion and completion the raw material
can bo produced quite ns cheap, It not
cheaper, than in the foroign countries,
and that tho finished product could bo
placed upon tho market at such prices
that tho foreign or eastern mills could
not compete with.
Mr. Stohr collected a great amount
ot reliable data concerning tho industry
wliile Merc, and will carry it Imck to
Chicago with him to mnko his report.
He would not state what particular
action tho Harrtman system proposed
to take toward promoting tho develop
ment ot the industry, but ho says if
tho project looks feasible to the man
agement it will exert its iutluciico
toward interesting Knstern capital to
Invest in tho enterprise.
WANT SALARIES BY WARRANT
State Employes Dislike Certificates of
Salem At a meeting held Inst week
tha state employes decided to levy an
assessment upon themselves to raise a
fund to defray tho expense ot hiring an
attorney to test tho question whether it
is tho duty ot tho secretary of stato to
issue salary warrants on tho first ot
each month. Tho assessment levied
was at tho rate of 2 pel cent on the
John A. Carson was employed to con
duct tho mandamus proceedings, which
will probably bo commenced this week,
after the monthly payroll has been pre
sented to the secretary of state and he
has refused to issuo a warrant.
Secretary of Stato Dunbar takes tho
position that it is his duty to proceed
under the general law and issue certifi
cates of allowance for the leasou that
no appropriation Is available.
The employes contend that under the
Kay law, pawed by tho last legislature,
it is tho duty ot tho secretary ot state
to issue warrants for salary claims,
even though there bo no appropriation
available. The difference to the em
ployes is that if they receive certificates
of allowance they mutt discount them
at 10 per cent. A warrant would bo
worth its face value.
Sumpter Valley Extension to Begin
Sumptcr A working crow has gone
out over tho Sumpter Valley railway
bound for the front.' Work has been
started on tho extension from Tipton,
and will be pusLed with all possible
speed until Austin station has been
reached. It is reported that this is
the objective point of tho road tills
season, and that tho company will bo,
satisfied with this muuh of an exten
sion for tho present. Tho largo force
of men being put to work leads to tho
impression that if it is possible tho
road will be extended further.
Threshers to Meet.
Albany Linn county operators of
threshing machines have announced a
meeting to be held at Shedds on Satur
day, June 17, to determine prices to be
charged for threshing grain and wages
to bo paid Iahorors during the harvest
ing season. Both owners of harvesters
and farmers generally are invited to at
tend this meeting. Such meetings hnvo
become animal affair in Linn county,
the result being uniform priced anil
wages throughout the county.
Continued Rain Helps Crops.
La Grande The continued rains of
the past week hnvo been of great bene
fit to growing crops and grain and
grasses have never been better than at
the present time. Farmers aro Jubi
lant over tho prospect of abundant
crops and fruitgrowers aro also rejoic
ing at the Improved condition of their
orchards, as tho damage by late froHts
is not nearly as bad as at first reported.
Census Returns Coming In.
Pendleton Assessor Strain has re
ceived part ot tho returns from tho
state census being taken in this coitnty
and reports that Milton city has 91)0
people and Freewater between 1)00 and
316. Tho North Milton precinct, in
which Freewater Is located, has 1,G00
inhabitants, being ono of tho most
thickly settled in tho county.
Fewer Hops This Year.
Salem President Conrad Krobs, of
tho Ifopholdert)' Protective association,
has issued n circular letter saying that
rellabloa dviccs from Now York and
California growers aro that tho 1005
hop crop in thoso states will bo smaller
than last year,
PROMISE BIG POOL.
Conrad Krobs Declares Project
Big Comblno Will Win.
Snloni Although a week hns not
passed since the Issuance ot tho clrcu
lar letter to tho hopgrowern ot tho IV
clllo const, New York and Knglninl, by
tho firm ot Kreba llron., ot this city,
proposing the orgniiixntlon ot a glgnutlu
iiop pool or corporation, President Con
rad Krelw, ot the firm, says ho hns re
ceived replies from almost every hop
growing section of this state, and that
nil sK)ke favorably ot tho pniposlllou
and pledged their hearty support, lie
has already received promises aggre
gating IT) ,000 bales ot tho 1905 crop ot
So fnr letters linvo been received
from growers in tho districts ot Forest
Grove, Woodhtirn, Dayton. Corvnllls,
Kugene, Amity, Oregon, ami Cowlitz,
Washington, while verbal assurance ot
nutwrt hnve liven received from the
growers of tho Independence, Dallas,
Chnmpoeg, St. Paul, Aurora, Brooks
districts and Washington and Yamhill
"I feel much encouraged over tho
outlook," said Mr. Krebs, "mid 1
think there Is no question that the
move will win. The letters I hnve re
ceived aro from tho principal growers
and represent the business element of
tho industry, and when they recognize
tho feasibility and practicability ol tho
scheme It only remains for others to
fall Into lino and tho thing la done.
Wo shall probably wait two weeks to
hear from all over the const and east
More any steps aro taken to call a
meeting, but I now feel quite certain
that it will bo called."
BIG STRIKE IN OPP MINE.
Sacks of Ore are Taken Out Worth
$20,000 a Ton.
Mcdford When tho first big strike
was niado in tho Opp mine, two week
ago, many people expressed opinions
that it was a bunch and that tin; vein
would pinch out, as mi many other veins
have done in Southern Oregon. Kveut
have proved, however, that if it Is a
bunch It is the biggest, richest and
most extensive ever found on the I'aelllo
coast. Ijist week n second stiike,
somewhat smaller than the first one,
was made, and a body of ore richer ami
larger than Ixitli others has Just Ix-cn
uncovered, proving conclusively that
tho Opp initio Is ono of the most prom
ising quartz gold mines ever discovered
on the coast.
Besides this extremely rich ore, they
are taking out latjjo qiinutlti of high
grade free milling ore, and tho width
and depth of the vein increased. The
first strike amounted to 20 sacks ot ore
that was almost pure gold; the second
ono consisted of five sacks of an esti
mated value of f I, f00; tho third one,
tho ore of which Is considered richer
than either of the other two, consisted
of 40 sacks, already taken out, and
there remains an unknown quantity of
ore still in sight. This would make
tho three strikes aggregate a value of
Hon. II. h. Ankeny has visited tho
mine and while there offered f 1,200 for
three pieces bt ore weighing altogether
110 ounces. Tho offer wns refused.
At this price the ore would Imi worth
1 1 3.1 a pound, or $2.1(1,000 per ton.
June 14 a Salem Holiday.
Salem Tho Greater Salem Commer
cial club has adopted a resolution ask
ing all business houses to close on June
14, which will Imi Salem day at the
Luwis and Clark fair. The. Business
Men's leaguu will take a similar action,
and at tho request of tho city council,
Mayor Waters will issuo a proclama
tion asking that Halem day bo observe!
as a holiday here, so that ns largu a
number as possible may go to Portland
to attend tho fair. President llofer
says that Halem should send 2,000
people to the fair on Juno 14.
Gold Brick Worth Thousands.
Cottage Grove A. II. Wood, malin
ger of the Oregon Securities company,
Iiiih returned from Bohemia, bringing
with him a gold brick worth several
thousand dollars, tho second chan-up
from that company sinru they started
up. Mr. Wood wont to tho camp to
install tho new supuriutondunt, T. C.
Archer, of Prescott, Ariz. Mr. Wood
says tho plant is in constant operation,
and that the entire nystom of machin
ery Is running splendidly.
Will Hanley Selling Cattle.
Burns W I). Hanley left for On
tario at tho close of tho month witli
cattlo. Ho took about 1,500 head from
tho P ranch and picked up enough more
at Venator and Anderson valleto swell
tho number to 2,500 or .1,000. The
bunch is mostly 2-yearoIds, with a
tow yearlings and 3-year-olds.
Wheat Club, 84u per bushel;
bluestem, 00001c; valley, 85087c
Oats No. 1 white, feed, $.10.00 per
ton; choice milling, $30.
Hay Timothy, $14010 per ton:
clover, $11012; grain, $11012; cheat,
Kggs Oregon ranch, 18KQ10o per
Butter Fancy crcamory,17Ji021c
Strawberries $1,2501.50 per crate,
Apples Tablo, $1.5002.50 por box.
Potatoes Oregon fancy, $1.3601.50;
now potatoes, $1,5001,05.
Hops Cholco, 1004, 22&024C por
Wool Eastern Oregon, best, 100
23c; valley, 27JJ02Oc; mohair, choice,
WILL DETHRONE KINO,
Norway Hns Decldnd on
, nry Action.
Copeuhngen, Juno 7. Tho Chris
tlnnliv correspondent of tho National
Tldendon snyH i
It Is the general opinion that a disso
lution between Norway and Sweden Is
now Inevitable, but that It cnuiiot occur
without removing or suspending tho
existing Norwegian legal iKiwor,
lleforo tho end of this week the Stor
thing will hnvo adopted resolutions
which, from tho Instant they come In
force, will menu tho dethronement ot
Tho Norwegians maintain that tho
king, by not invoking his veto given nt
Stockholm ot tho law for separate con
sular representation mid partly by his
nbseuco from Norway, hns suspended
his rights and dutlmt ns king of Nor
way. fntlcr article 13 of tho constitution
the Storthing will install a resiouslbh
government, which In the alienee of
tho king will govern in the king's
Notifications ot eventual change. In
the constitutional situation will prob
ably Ih) given to the jKiwers by special
JAPAN READY FOR LONQ WAR.
May Be Moans of Liberating Russia's
Tokio, Juno 7. "It Itussia prefers to
continue tho wnr, Jnpnu is willing to
meet the enemy's challenge," says the
Kokumln Khlmbiin, a leading paper of
this city, commenting on Russia's ap
parent tiiblHiruiirss It, admitting that
the time has arrived to arrange for end
ing hostilities. It declares Hint, did
the rrstoiiRlblllly nit uhiii Japan to
decide the question, tho Jajmnese could
not afford to ignore the demands of
other countries for tho cessation of Inu
tilities, though based upon purely hu
manitarian principles. An tl e caso
stands, however, says tint Kokumln
Shimbtiu, It Is the enemy who desire
the Indefinite protraction of hostilities,
nnd nothing prevents Japan from shear
ing !ttiIn of her military strength as
she tins' deprived her of her naval
In this way It would Imi imlb'n to
liln'rate the otar's stricken people, who
have long suffered from tho oppression
ot tho nuhi-racy, to retoro lndecnd.
etico to tho Poles and Finns, to estalt
llih a freo state out of the remaining
portion of Itussia and to bridge the
consul dividing uiai country irom tint
(Kiwers. Japan, It ndd, is ready for
any wnr program, whether for 20, .10
or 100 yeats.
WORTHY OF GREAT EVENT.
Vice President Fairbanks Speaks In
Praise of Portland Fair.
Chicago, Juno 7. Vice. President
mid Mrs, Fairbanks arrived in Chhago
today from Portland, Or, whero tho
vice president went to open the exj-
sitlon. Tomorrow tho vice president
will muko an niiilress at tho laying of
the corner stone of tho new Federal
building at Flint, Mich.
Mr. Fairbanks wan inspired by the
Portland oxos!tinii nnd ho did not hes
itate to say so.
"Tho extKisltion Is In every way
worthy of tho event it commemorates,"
said tho vice president. "The people
of the coast took a prldn In tho enter
priso from its inception, and they ful
filled their Ideals. Tho exposition has
a worthy setting. Naturo aided tho
builders, ami the situ and It surround
ings are of rare Ix-auty. Tho buildings
are properly groiinil for purNses of
the best effect and their artistic excel
lence cannot Imi denied. It seems to
me that the fair cannot full of tho sue
cess that It most cor an v deserve.
Wo had a delightful time hi Portland.
Tho iKxipio of tho west aro charininu
Wires Cut to St. Petersburg;.
St, Petersburg, June 7. Toleitranhlc
mid telephonic communication with
Moeow has been severed and tho re
port of tho evening session of tho all
Hiisslun JComstvo congress has not been
received up to midnight. A rumor Ih
current In Ht. Petersburg that tho
meeting wns broken up by tho police
and military, but thin hariot been
confirmed. Dispatches to tho Associ
ated Press from Moscow show that tho
authorities did not Interfere with tho
morning and afternoon sessions of tho
Will Discuss International Rivers.
Washington, June 7. General F.rnat,
chairman of tho International Water
ways commission, today received notico
that tho Canadian contingent had ac
cepted tho American vJow ot the limit
ations on tho work of tho commission.
This action excludes tho Ht. John rlvor
from consideration, Tho first meeting
will tako place at Ottawa In tho near
futuro and headquartero will bo estab
lished nt Toronto for tho Canadians
and at Buffalo for tho Americans,
Tidal Waves In Lako Michigan.
Chicago, Juno 7. fllilftlng atmos
pheric conditions on Lako Michigan
caused n succession of tidal waves to.
day, two being reiwrted in Chicago,.
J!.ach of tho waves on tho Chlenuo lln
of tho lako rose to a height of thrco and
Norwcylan Slorlliliid Dissolve
Union with Sweden,
CONSULAR VETO IS THE CAUSE
Ready to Else! a Bernadotle as Flulr
Prepared for War If
Clirlstliwiii, Nor'wny, Juno 8, "Ni,r.
way from today Is n fully Independent
mid soveieigu state,"
This Is tho toxt of tho editorials In
the Norwegian newspapers mid It re
llects the spirit with which tho m,
of Norway accept today's, action of Uih
Storthing when it pwolnliii! Km
Oscar no longer king of Noiwny.
The Storthing will, If iicccury, d
fend tlm step taken today by (hum f
It a prince of Hie liousouf llernndotte
should consent to occupy the throne of
Nuiwny ho must glvo tin all Idea ol
succession to the Swedish throne.
M. Aiictnnder will be Norway's first
foielgu minister, lie Is now chief of
tho department of Commerce, Nnvlg.
tloti nnd Industry.
It Is learned that Crown Prince Gin
tav will return Immediately from Ber
lin. It Is understood that an ttxtia
ordinary loii of tho Swedish Itlktdnf
will I hi called June 211, It not earlier, as
the result of today's action ot the Htor
It Is not anticipated that King Oscar
will consent to any prince of the house.
of llernndotte accepting tho Norwegian
crown. Should tin king reluse, them
is a tMHHtlhlllty that the throne mar h
olfcinl to Prliio Waldeinnr, the third
sou of King Christian, of Denmark.
Tho people- of Denmark largely svmps-
llilie with the Norwegian demands.
Tho consular bill, while npiMinilly
of little Importance, was designed to
0hii the whole question of foreign
affairs, which Norway deslr to man-
agn ImlciMiinlcuUy o Swetlen.
One of the cause of tho desire In
Sweden and Norway for searat con
sular systems wns the fact that Sweden
is (or protection and Norway Is for lire
trade, nod nlo Ixvnuso of Norway's
more extensive sen trade and other di
vergencies of commeiclal Interests.
TERMS OF PEACE.
Russia Has Asked What the Japanese
Washington, June H, Preliminary
ware negotiations iM-twcen Russia and
JnHin aro generally lndlcvcd to Ih. un
der ny, and it Is conceded that Presi
dent Itoosevelt will III nil probability
act, not n a mediator, but ns "tlm
friendly channel of communication."
There is ns yet no olllclnl admission
that Itussia ha accepted what Count
Cassinl In hi cablegram to Count
Ijunsdorff Inst week descrllml a "the
offer of good will of tho president," al
though Instructions to tho ambassador
ant Udleved to have reached htire to
night in a long cablegram whMi wa re
ceive! at the ItniHtlan cmlmrsy quite
late and wns laid I oforo tho nmUMmdor
Just Wore he retire.) .
Immediately nltr hi return from a
long conference with tho president, Mr
Taknhim, Uin Japanese minister, lcgii
tho proiNirnlioii of a dispnteh to hi
government, tinm which ho was occu
pied until quite Into. Fur the lint
time luc,o tho annihilation of tho Bus
slan licet the minister did not frel at
lllx'rty" to comment on any phase of the
Pope Thanks tha Mikado.
Borne, Juno H. The mihi today ad
dressed an autograph letter to the em
peror of Japan, thanking him warmly
for tho liberty granted to Catholic mis
sionaries In nllowiug them to enter the
territory conquered by tho Japanese, and
helping them to establish their house.
Tho liter was lent through the Con
gregation of the ProNigaiida to Monsig
uor Alvatex, aMsWillr prefect nt the
Island ot Hliiknkti, wIhi will lUliver it
to the JnHitioso emperor. Tlieto al
ready oxistod in Mniiuhurlii two apos
Has Stolen for Years.
Washington, Juno H. William W.
Karr, tho accountant of tho Smithson
ian institution, nnd disbursing agent
for tho government buieaiiH under it,
wan arrested hero today on tho charge,
of embezzlement, which, according to
his own confession, nggrcgatcs $40,000
Ilia stealings, he confessed, hnvo been
going on for tho past 16 years. Ho is
60 yearn old. Hocamo to Washington
from Memphis, and has been Identified
with this Institution since. 18H0.
Warships will Intern.
Manila, Juno 8, Bear Admiral Ku-
qtilst received at 1 o'clock this morn
ing tho following cublo from Ht. Peters
burg: "Beinalu at Manila at tho dlsjiosl
tlou of tho American governmor.t.
Effect repairs as much as poHidb'o.
Governor Gonoral Wright bus re
quested Hear Admiral Train to arrange
for tho disposition of tho BuHshiu war
ships and their officers nnd crows.
Throo Thousand Mon Idlo,
Grand Itapids. Midi.. Juno H. Tie
Hood situation in Grand Bapids la be
coming mora serious tonight, and tho
Grand rlvor Is rising nt tho ralo of six:
Inches nn hour, Three thousand fac
tory employes Jmvo been mudo Idlo,