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REFUSE THE TERMS
Russian Envoys Will Not Consider
Payment of Indemnity.
NOR WILL TJIEY YIELD SAKAIIALIN
Peace Prospect l Black Witlo Do-
liver Reply to Japanese
Both Sides Firm.
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 12. Rub
aia'a reply to the Japanese terms ot
peace woro delivered by M. Witto to
Baron Komura at 9:30 o'clock today.
Tho reply Is written, there being two
tests, ono In French, tho other in Eng
lish. Upon tho two crucial points, In
demnity and tho cession ot tho island
of Sakhalin, tho reply is an absolute
nonpoesuraus. Other points aro ac
cepted as a basis for discussion, while
others are accepted conditionally.
Tho reply Is rather long, because, in
enumerating tho conditions on which
discussion Is admitted and those on
which consideration is declined, rea
sons and arguments nre given. The
Japanese plenipotentiaries asked for an
Immediate adjournment to examine
and prcparo their reply. M. Witto
Intimated that tho Russian plenipoten
tiaries expect tho Japanese to display
as much expedition as they, "the Rus
sians, hare shown in the preparation
ot their response." Monday, there
fore is expected to be tho day on which
the real discussion of the negotiations
will begin. Neither side wants to in
dulge in diplomatic sparring. The
tlmo for fencing is over and less than
a week must decido whether a basis of
peace is possible.
The tactics of the Japanese are in
scrutable. They have shown through
out the war their ability to guard their
secrets, military, naval and diplomatic,
and now not the remotest clue comes
from behind their closed doors as to
whether they are prepared to make
substantial concessions. Silence and
secrecy are their watchwords. Rut,
should tho conditions as submitted con
stitute thoir last word, hope ot peace
may bo regarded as having disappeared,
it the feeling reflected in Russian cir
cles is a true criterion. And that no
substantial concessions on the main
issues will be made is the belief both in
Russian and Japanese circles. M.
Witte, it is positively known, believes
the prospects of an agreecnt are so re
mote as to bo practically nil. He has
no desiro to prolong the agony, and in
stead of fencing when the envoys come
together after the Japanese have had
the opportunity to examine the reply,
there is strong reason to believe he will
not only welcome but will insist upon
an immediate discussion of all the
proposed bases. So pessimistic la he
that he has already been talking to
his colleagues ot his plans when the
rupture comes. Before sailing for home
be contemplates a visit to Chicago.
Texas Guards Against Infection.
Austin, Tex., Ang. 12. State Health
Officer Tabor has submitted a report
to Governor Lanham concerning tho
yellow fever situation in the South,
in which he says:
"Yellow fever exists now in Louisi
ana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and
the Republic ot Mexico. Texas is
sandwiched between the infected dis
tricts, with very little hope of escap
ing invasion by the scourge with the
long summer before us. We are guard
ed as closely as possible, but it is
very hard to maintain a succesfsul
quarantine. I would most certainly
insist that there be no mobilisation ot
cititens or soldiers at this time, as any
excitement might cause a general stam
pede and a general quarantine that
could tie up tho entire railroad service
ot tho state."
Tiie officer has also called upon the
governor to hold the entire state ranger
force in reservo subject to his orders,
as ho may need them at any time to
control the quarantine situation.
Control Another Road.
Chicago, Aug. 12. By the recent
purchases of large blocks ot Wisconsin
Central stock, it is now said the owners
of the Great Northern and Northern
Pacific roads now own a majority of
the securities and important changes in
the management and operation will
result. The reason for the purchase is
said to lie in the fact that since the
Great Northern and tho Northern Pa
ciflc purchased the Burlington, the
volumo of through traffic has increased
to such an extent that it cannot be
handled without other outlets.
Gentile Bakers May Strike
New York, Aug. 12. According to
Samuel Kurz, leader ot the striking
Kosher bread bakeiB, a telegram was
sent today to tho secretary of the Inter
national Bakers' x Confectioners' union
ut Chicago by a committee representing
tho Gentile bakers ol Now lorlc, ask
ing for advice as to a sympathetic
strike here. Fourteen unions, number
ing 7,000 bakers, were represented.
The telegram declared that the bakers
were overworked aud underpaid.
More Typhoid at Washington.
Washington, Aug. 12. There wero
25 new cases of typhoid Jever reported
to the health officers today
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present outbreak of typhoid lever in ot uuagon on August o, mo Japanese i practice oi lurniauwg waier 10 uorvesi
tills city. I turning both flanka. J era.
JAPAN STATES PEACE TERMS
Russia Must Pay Entlro Cost of War
and Give Up Sakhalin.
Portsmouth, Aug. 11. Tho peace
envoys assembled promptly for tho
second day's session. A formal ex
change of credentials was made in limit
ing presentation. Tho ridu to the
nnval yards waa made in automobiles.
Arrangements for privacy aro complete
Carda of admission to the grounds will
not bo issued during tho period ot ne
Conditions on which tho Japanese,
desired to mako peace wero presented
to tho Russians In writing this morn
ing. Tho conference decided that the
Russians shall study tho question anil
will as soon as possible give an asnwcr
in writing. Until then tho meetings
ot tho conference aro adjourned.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 11. Tho gov
ernment officials now tako a moro op
timistic view ot tho outcome of pence
negotiations. It is reported that M.
Witto telegraphed the cxar that he
already know tho Japanese tonus nnd
that they are acceptable with a few
amendments. Ho believes that tho
Japanese will agree to tho changes ho
Portsmouth, N. H. t Aug. 11. Re
imbursement ot tho expense sustained
in the prosecution of the Avar and the
cession ot the island of Sakhalin con
stitute the main features ot tho peace
conditions handed by Baron Komura
to M. Witto at the conclusion of the
morning session ot tho envoys in the
general stores building ot the Ports
mouth navy yard. Tho word "Indem
nity" waa carefully avoided, tho term
applied being "reimbursement" for
the cost of tho war. No sum is fixed,
tho amount being distinctly withheld
for mutual adjustment between tho two
countries after the Japanese expendi
tures have been ascertained.
The other terms aro substantially
what the world expected and with one
or two exceptions could probably be
entertained as a basis of negotiations
They include the following;
The cession of the Russian leases to
the Llaotung peninsula, comprising
Port Arthur and Dalny.
The evacuation ot the entire pro
vince ot Manchuria, the retrocession
to China ot any privileges Russia may
have in the province and the recog
nition by Russia of the principle of
the "open door.."
The cession to Japan nf the Chinese
Eastern railway below Harbin, the
main line through Northern Manchuria
to Vladivostok to remain Russian prop
erty. The recognition ot the Japanese pro
tectorate over Coiea.
The grant ot fishing rights in Siberia
northward from Vladivostok.
The relinquishment to Japan of all
Russian ships interned in neutral ports.
Finally, a limitation in the naval
strength of Russia in Far Eastern
RESCUED FROM ARCTIC.
Expedition of 1003 Found by Relief
Party dust In Time.
Christiana, Norway, Aug. 11. An
thony Fiala'a expedition to the north
fole has been rescued. The Terra
Nova, the relief ship sent out in March
to find the explorers, was sighted today
off Honigvag. She signaled that she
hid on board Anthony Fiala and his
party. Ono Norwegian seaman in tho
party died of natural causes.
The party reached a latitude of 82
degrees 82 minutes north latitude.
William Ziegler, the late baking
powder millionaire, sent out Anthony
Fiala in 1003 to discover the north
pole. The party sailed in the steam
ship America. They penetrated to the
latitude given when their ship became
locked in as the ice grew solid in the
Arctic winter. There waa nothing to
do but to battle with the ice, cutting
away that nearest the boAt that the
upheaval of the great blocks of ice
might not crush the vessel, These
efforta, however, were vain, and early
in the winter the America hub ground
to pieces in the polar pack.
Hotel for Canal People.
Colon, Aug. 11. Theodore P.
Slionts, chairman of tho Panama Canal
commission, and 1). W. Roes, purchas
ing agent, left last night by the steamer
Mexico for New York. Betoro tho
departure of Chairman Shonta from
Panama for Colon, tho commission had
a meeting at which it was decided that
the bodies of employes dying on tho
isthmus should be sent to the United
States at government expense. The
commission approved the erection ot
a 250-room hotel for the canal em
ployes. Enforced Strike at Riga.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 11. The ru
mors of sorious trouble at Riga were
today officially confirmed. Twenty
thousand men are on strike there.
Many of the strikers aro desirous of
working, but the Socialists deter them
with threats of murder. It la declared
that there is a sufficient number of
soldiers at Riga to handle any disturb
ances arising from tho strike. A regi
ment of infantry la patrolling tho
streets and keeping order.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 11. General
r.lnlnvltnli rnnnrln that tlin TliiflHinn
forceB were compelled to retr'at aftor
jorces were cuiupeueu iu rcii'Bi iwr
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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FAVOR FARMERS' COMBINE.
Evening Star Grange Dltcussaa Sub
ject, Also Worm Post.
Members ot Evening 8tar grunge, No.
27, hold an Institute in their hall on
tho Section lino road, in which tho
matter ot farmers forming n cuiubtnn
and organising a bureau ot information,
and tho worm peata, wero considered.
0. II. Welch pok strongly In favor
of tho farmers ot tho state tormingti
combino in tho aalo and handling ot
their products, setting forth that In
this way they would get better prices.
Others favored the plan.
Arthur II. Nichols spoke on "The
Worm Pest," and claimed that tho
present worm that is doing so much
damago is not the army worm at all,
hut tho cut worm. Ho said that tho
army worm was longer and had yellow
stripes on Its body. O. Mllem, A. F.
Miller, Mrs. Barbara Cromwell, of
Gray's river valley, Wash., Judge J. F.
Caples, and others spoke.
Mrs. Cromwell told ot tho experience
ot fnrmera in Gray's valley, and said
that sho got much valuable informa
tion at the government building on the
exposition grounds, and recommended
tho farmers to go there for Information.
Tho discussion took a wldo scope and
it was decided to continue it until next
meeting, when all aro Invited to come
prepared to suggest remedies tor the
pesta. Many visitors from out of tho
state wero present.
Extensive Outfit Found In Old Resi
dence at McMlnnvllle.
McMinnville While the resilience ot
John Newell was being rcshiugled
recently a complete outfit for making
spurious coin, evidently left by a for
mer occupant of the house, was dis
covered. Tho house has been built for
50 years, aud in the remembrance ot
tho oldest settlers here it lias not been
reshingled for 40 years. Since then it
has been occupied by a photographer
and a jeweler before It became a resi
dence. The jeweler, during his stay
here, bore tho suspicions ot the entlro
community, and now the late find fast
ens greater suspicion upon him. His
whereabouts now are not known.
Tho outfit, which consists of three $5
molds, dated 1837, 1840 and 1864; ono
$10 mold, dated 1847, ono $2.60 mold,
dated 1861, aro now in the hands ot
LOST NINE YEARS AGO.
Remains of Dave Woodward Found
In Blue Mountains.
Elgin A sheep camp tender has
found the bones of a man in the Blue
mountains a few miles north of here.
The camp tender waa going through a
very thick patch of brush to a spring
when the discovery was made. Th se
are no doubt trie remains oi uavo
Woodward, who was lost In these
mountains nine yeara ago laat Febru
ary. Woodward, who waa living at
the toll gate, on the summit of the
mountains between Elgin and Walla
Walla, came to Elgin during the winter
after a load of supplies. Ho secured
the needed provisions, which were
loaded on a hand sled, and started on
snow shoes for his mountain homo.
Woodward waa never again heard of.
Searching parties were sent out, but no
trace ol him waa ever found.
Doctors Fall In Examinations.
Out of 58 apllcanta who took the ex
amination Deiore me mate iwaru oi
medical examiners early in July, to be
permitted to practice medicine in the
state of Oregon, only 22 passed. The
report of the State Board ot medical
examiners has been completed by Sec
retary Dr. Byron E. Miller. The ex
amination was held at the Y. M. O. A.
headquarters. Dr. Miller, ot Portland,
stated upon submitting the report that
nearly all of those who failed were
recent graduates from medical col
leges. Ore Runs SCO a Ton.
Eugene According to miners who
have just come dunn from itluo river,
a very rich strike lias just Im-cii made
in the Great Northern mine, which
surpasses all previous finds in this
promising property. The a riko whs
made during tlvo past week and con
sists of a fine vein of very rich ore,
which has leen uncovered in the lower
tunnel, about 700 feet in. Estimates
are that the ore will arsay $ 50 per ton
and the stockholders are elated.
Prior Rights of Way.
La Grande Two more suits have
been filed by tho O. R. A N. Co. in ad
dition to the Injunction proceedings
instituted last week against the Wal
lowa Valley railroad. These pertain to
the validity of tho deeds given by land
owners below Elgin to tho new railroad
incorporation. Tho O. R A N., as
plaintiff, alleged prior rights of way.
State Engineer Summoned.
Pendleton John II, Lewis, stato en
gineer, will be summoied to Umatilla
county at onco to mako a hydrographic
survey of the entire stream system of
the Walla Walla river as the result of
litigation of property owners living
along the river and using tho water
therefrom for the purposo of irrigation.
Weston Short of Water.
Pendleton Report cornea from Wea
ton that the city is yety short ot water
and has been compelled for tho first
mm nun ijvh luiiij'oiiuu iui uiuuin
limn !n seven vi-nrn In rfllinnuish its
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TAX BIG CORPORATIONS.
Oregon City Board of Trade Orders
Oregon City In its efforts to Insure
an equitable assessment ot tho proper
ties ot tho several large corporations
operating In Olncknmna county, tho
Oregon City board ol trade la Insistent.
At a meeting last week thy matter of
Investigating mid roportlug on this
subject, which had been referred to a
committee consisting ol five members,
was recalled from that committee, and
under Instructions from tho organisa
tion, President Huntlsy has named a
committee coiiiihxhhI ot J. U. Campbell,
O. W. Eastlmm nnd W. H. U'Ren to
Investigate the county's assessment roll
and ascertain the nctuat assessmenta
that huvc'licon made against the differ
ent corporations. The luard is iiutis
Hsed to attack the work ot Assessor
Nelson, which la considered generally
thorough, but la proceeding with tho
investigation to determine it there
exist any ground for the impression
that tho larger corporations are not
(tearing their proportionate share of
tho burden of taxation.
Answer of Wallowa Road.
I-a Grando Tho Walloon Valley
Railroad company, represented by J.
W. Cook, has Ramsey A. Oliver, at
torneys, busy preparing an answer in
the Injunction proceedings instituted
by the O. R. A N. Co. Mr. Cook is in
Ij Grande, and expects as soon as the
answer is ready that Judge Eakiti
will set a date for a hearing, nud he Is
confident un order will bo made dis
solving the Injunction. Mr. Cook
claims that the O. R. A N. Co.'a rights
had lapsed, and that ho then secured
rights which are now ahead of anyone
Chinese Cook Murdered.
Raker City The Inxly a of a young
Chinese cook at tho Pyx mine tins
been brought to this city, and prepara
tions aro under way to have It prepared
for burial in China, acording to tho
usual methods. The prevailing opin
ion is that Wong Pol You was mur
dered, it appearances can In! trusted.
He was shot in the back of the head in
such a manner that tho theory ot sui
cide is wholly untenable. Ho waa
murdered either for his money or le
caa.se of racu prejudice. No clue has
so far been obtained.
Fire Law Vary Cumbarsoma.
Oregon City While moro than a
score ot permits to hum slashing have
been granted in this county, there
exists much dissatisfaction here with
the new law relating to forest lire for
the reason that the provisions of the
measure are considered cumbersome.
Tho main objection to the law as it
now stands is that provision requiring
the making of application on which the
permit is Itsuod ten days before the
fire Is to be started.
County Hires Timber Crultera.
Eugene County Assessor II. F.
Kceney returned todayjfrom Roseburg,
where he made a contract with C, E.
Roberta and Oscar Edwards, of that
city, to cruise the timler lands of Ijine
county, in order to place a proper esti
mate upon their value. Other coun
ties of the state, among them Clatsop,
Douglaa and Klamath, have adopted
tills plan and find that it works ad
mirably. PORTLAND MARKET8.
Wheat New club, 72Q73o per
bushel; new bluestem, 77078c per
bushel; new valley, 78c.
Ilarley Old feed, 121.60322 per ton;
now feed, $20Q21: rolled, $23024.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $211(330 per
ton; gray, $20.
Hay Timothy, old, $1315 per ton;
new, $11012.60; clover, $80.
Frulf s Apples, new, U0cj$l,75 por
box; apricots, 00c per 'orate; penehes,
05876c per , crate; plums, 75c or
crate; blackberries, 5QIIc per pound;
cherries, 6065c per box; penrn, $2.26
per box; prunes, 86ci$l ; rasplwrries,
$1.26 per crate; watermelons, Htlktc
per pound; oralmpples, 60c per box.
Vegetables Roans, 1 Ic per pound;
cabbage, kc per pound; rnnli
flower, 76(K(i0c per dozen; celery, 76(8
85u per dozen; corn, 76c par
bag; cucumlwra, 1626c per box; let
tuce, head, 10c jer dozen; parsloy, 2ftc
per dozen; peas, 25c per pound; to
matoes, G075c per crate; squash, 6o
per pound; turnips, $1.26(291.40 per
sack; carrots, $1.26(31.60 per sack,
boots, $1 1.25 per sack.
Onions Red, $1.25 per hundred;
Potatoes Oregon now, 0576c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 22J$(327c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2222e por
Poultry A voraRo old hena, 12314;
mixed chickens, 1212)u; old roost
ers, 1010)c; young roosters, 11Q
12c; springs, lJv to 2 pounds, 16c;
1 to 1!J pounds, lflcj turkoys, live,
1810c; geese, live, per pound,
07u; ducks, old, 13c; ducks, young,
Hopa Choice, 1004, 1710o per
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
10021c; lower grades, down to 15c,
according to shrinkage.; valley, 2627c
per pound; mohair, choice, 31o per
Beef Dressed bulla, l2c por pound ;
Mutton Dressed, fancy, Co por
pound; ordinary, 46o.
Veal Dreaaed, 87o por pound.
Pork Dresaod, 0Xi7c per pound.
STORE BUILDING COLLAPSES
Scores of Shop Girls Burled Unilor
Mass of Wood and Platlor.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. . TIiuhi hun
dred persons employed In tho largo de
partment store of tho John G. Meyer
estate at No. 38.41 North Pearl street,
had just gone to work yesterday morn
ing when tho whole center ot tho build
lug collapsed from root to collar. Moro
than a hundred persons, mostly sales
gills, wero carried down In tho wreck.
Tho first estimate placed the number
ot killed and Injured at 40.
Up to 11 o'clock one dead body had
Won taken from tho ruins, and 76 In
jured. Tho most of the latter are seri
ously Injured. The manager of tho
store at that time mudu tho statement
that there wore 60 mote underneath
tho ruins. There Is no doubt that
when tho rescuers reach tho bottom of
tho heap of debris they will Hud a
number ot dead.
Tho catastrophe camo without warn
ing. The Mover estatu had been mak
ing extensive repairs on tho building.
In tho morning a gang ol Itutlau work
men started to remove, the Iron pillar
that supported the main floor. Evi
dently they had fulled to brace the
floor proiH'rly, for scarcely hud they
loosened tho hmI when down camo all
three upper floors within n radius ot 60
feet from tho fatal pillar.
The wreck crashed through to the
collar, burying the workmen and carry
ing down thoso who happened to bo
working In that iHirtlon ot tho build
ing. Tho lire department was called out
aud the work ot rescue began at once.
Considering tho ni.turo ot tho accident,
the number ol persons who escaped
with only alight Injuries Is remark,
able. Most ot the injured were young
TAFT TOASTS CZAR.
Dinner and Reception at Manila Dazzle
Old Spanish Colony.
Manila, Aug. U. At 7 o'clock last
evening Major General Corbln gave a
dinner to the gentlemen of tho Tall
party. Rear Admlial Enquist, of tho
Russian navy, and his staff, wero pres
ent. General Corhlu toasted President
Hooeevelt, and Secretary Tuft toasted
llm Russian nmiKrur. Rear Admiral
Enquist, who was much affected, then
arose and made a profound salutation.
At the same hour Commissioner
Forbes entertained Mlrs Allen Roose
velt at dinner.
At 8 o'clok about 3,000 persons at
tended a brilliant reception glvrn by
Governor General Wright at the Mala
canari palace. Those present, from the
highest official ami most prominent
citiien to the humhlrst native, were
greeted by Secretary Taft anil Miss
Rooaevtdt, who shook hands with all.
Rear Admiral Enquist and his staff
were present. Hpanisn reaiilenta say
that the reception siirp"ed anything
previous In the history of Manila.
Venezuelan Court Decides Against the
Oyster Bay, Aug. 0. President
Roosevelt has Ix-en Informed by the De
partment of State that tho Federal
court ot Venezuela had rendered a de
cision against the ltcrinudcz Asphalt
company In the case Involving the so
called Hamilton concession, annulling
What action may bo taken by this
government regarding tho matter can.
not Ito announced at this time. In
fact, so far an can I hi ascertained hero,'
no determination ot the. question has
It is quite probable that nothing
will Imi done until Secretary Root, who
is now on a vacation In fjdirndor,
shall havo returned to tho I' nl ted
States and considered the subject wllh
tho president in tho light ol the report
whlrh will he mado by Judge Calhoun
of his Investigation of the, entire as
No Judge Chosen Yet.
Washington, Aug. 0. Attorney Gen.
era! Moody returned to Washington
this evening after two days' vaentl in,
nut did not uring wiin nun the nnmu
of the man to ho appointed Federal
judge in Oregon. "No selection has
Wen made," wild he. "I am not in a
hurry and shall probably go very slow.
I doubt yety much it any apKilntmniit
will Iki mado this week." No inkling
is given ot tho names under considera
tion or ah to the progress being made
with tho investigation, aud no clue can
as yet bo obtained.
Excursion Boat Sinks,
Indianapolis, Aug. 0. Tho excursion
steamlraat Sunshine sank this afternoon
at Broad Ripple park, ten miles from
tho city, with 180 passengers on board,
all of whom wero men oxcupt one, a
womnu, who was rescued by n launch.
No ono was drowned, hut eoveral wero
Injured in the panic. Tho boat piles
on tho hackwator ot Broud Ripplo dam
on White river, and waa carrying a
picnic party of employea of tho Union
Sunken War Ships Floated.
Toklo, Aug. 0, News received from
Port Arthur says that tho farmer Rub-
alan cruiser Bayun will start fro-n that
place, under tow, for Japan about Au
gust 15. Tho Poltavu and Pereaviet
will leavo a week later undor their
First Official Mcotliifi Is Held at
Porlsiiiout.., N. II,
PESSIMISM FILLS ATMOSl'IIERF'
Split Expected on Indemnity Question,
Both Sides Appearing Abso
Portsmouth, N. II., Aug. 10. Tho
first official meeting ot tho Russian
and Japanese; peace envoys took plnco
In this city yesterday. CredentlnU
wore exchanged and accepted, It wni
decided to hold twxi dally sessions, ono
In tho morning at U 30, and one In tho
afternoon ut 3. To avoid delay and
give tho plculM)tcnthtrlcs and dulcgHtsn
time for consultations between ses
sions, It bus I eeu arranged that lunch
eon will bo served at tho navy yard and
the envoys, upon leaving their quarter)
in the morning, will not return until
tho uttcruooti session adjourns. Three
secretaries lor tneli side will bo In at
tendance to draw up tho protocol of
tho meetings, which will Imi written in
Inith English and French. The French
text, however, in casts ol dispute, will
bo accepted In evideiuo faint fol).
The firm attitude ot M. Witto lit
private conversation against the pay
ment ot an Indemnity urn! the Insistent.
reporlH emanating from Japanese quar
ters that a stiff r contribution ap
proximating the cost ot tho ar, vari
ously stated at from $1100,000,000 to
$800,000,(100, constitutes ono ot Jap
an's demands, Indicate a wldn It not
Irreconcilable difference between Jap
an's Irreducible minimum and what
Russia Is prepared to accept. Upon
the question of the payment ot a largn
indemnity tho instructions of tho Rus
sian plenipotentiaries are Indlevcd to
admit ot no roucesslous, although it la
iMMudblo a certain eompeiiitlon In kind
might Imi arranged, For Instance, it In
suggested (list fur tint relinquishment
of tho Inland of Sakhalin, now In
Japanese' hand, the K)elnu nl which
by Japan Mould give her command ot
the whole Hllx-rlmi littoral, Russia
could with propriety pay a large sum.
At this morning's meeting Huron
Komura wke Japanrse, his secretary,
Mr. Honda, translated it into French,
whlln M. Witto spokn entirely lit
TO CALL ASSEMBLY.
Nicholas Approves Call for Congreta
To Be Issued Saturday.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10. On Satur
day next the cxar will proclaim the na-w
tlonal assembly at Mcwcow, the undent,.
Muscovito capital. Tho scial com
mittee drafting plana tor tho gathering
has compWtcd It ttork and Emperor
Nicholas has approved them.
The national armhly will be a de
liberative aud consultative body for
the (IIscushIou of measure laid Ixdorn
It by the euieror or hi ministers. It
will havo tho ;cr to enforce tlin
withdrawal ot mluitrrlal proiKMltlona
by a iMO-thlrd vote, which give it at
leant a negative control over legislation.
It will have 600 memlier, cluwrn by
a system of direct election, and tho
first session, It Is understood, will l
held In NovemU-r. Tho elections will
take place in Octolmr.
Women Fight Highwaymen.
Reno, Nev Aug. 10 Mr. C. Ilionn
and Mr. A. Matthlcrn, wive of Hell
known reldentof (lardueravlllu, south
ot here, had a thrilling experience with
two hlglmaymen hllo driving last
evening. Tho women Hero on their
way home, when they were ordered by
highwaymen to stop, Instead ol com
plying, they drew revolver and liegau
tiring at the uould'he robbers, who
started to retreat, at tho same tlmn
emptying revolvers at tho women. Tho
women bravely stood their ground until
help arrived. Tho bandit, however,
Hindu their em-nni across a fluid and
havo not been seen since.
Noted Church Burnad.
Now Yolk, Aug. 10 Ht. TltoiiiA
EpiiMopol church, at Fifth avenue ami
Fifty-third street, ono ut the ui"t
richly furultdittd religious cdlcflo In
America, was wrecked by lire today.
Within block of the ruin of tho
church urn tho homes ol halt u scoru el
tho country' wealthiest men. Directly
ill the rear Is the city residence (if
John D. Rockefeller, and near by are
tho residence ot William Rockefeller,
II. McK. Twomhloy, Colonel J. J. Mc
Cook and the homo ot the Into Daniel
Bomb Factory at Gomel.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 10. Reports
received hero show that tho situation
at Gomel and in tlmj neighborhood I
serious. A bomb factoiy has has been
discovered at Gomel by the pollen mid
It la assurtud hero Unit tho Jews aro
trying to stir up disorder, among tho
peasantry, Gomel waa "the scono of
tho Juwlsh inassiiuro last year. Work
has been resumed ut Rovnt, whero a
serious strike, hits been on for toino
Typhoon Drowns Hundreds.
Vlctolu, B. 0 Aug. 10. Nowa la
received horo by steamer of tho losa ot
over 100 email vessels' ot tho Japanese
pearling fleet oft Goto Island, 645 of
over (100 men on hoard hoing missing
and boliuved to bo drowned. Fifteen
boula witli 7-1 inuii survived tho ty
phoon nnd about 100 men reached