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A HEAVY FIRE LOSS
Portland and St. Johns Water
fronts Scene of Blaze,
AGGREGATE LOSS OVER $350,000
Mills, Warohoutet, Cart and Docks
Domed Lewis and Clark Fair
Portland, 8ept. 2. It required but
halt nn hour yesterday noon for flro to
wipo out tho A lbl nn dock, warehouse
and entire plant of tho Pacific Coast
Elevator company, completely destroy
ten freight cars of tho 0. It. fe N. Co.
and damage tho plant of the Eastern iv.
Western Lumber company, across the
river. The loss totals $210,500, and
insurance Is $ 180,000.
Originating In tho elevator building,
the flro spread rapidly north and south,
fanned by a strong galo from tho east,
lie fore apparatus could reach tho scene,
the destruction of tho largo dock and
elevator property was practiclaly ac
complished. Tho Alhlna dock, tho property of tho
O. It. A N. Co., and the elevator build
ings were situated on tho East Side
rivor front, just below tho O. It. & N.
car shops. So furious was tho wind
that blaring brands were quickly waft
ed across tho river, igniting the plant
of the Eastern Lumber Co., directly
There was great anxiety at tno Lewis
and Clark exposition grounds when the
fire was raging half a mile distant. If
the flames had gained a secure foot
hold on tho west side of the river and
spread to any great extent, tho exposi
tion would have been in the direct
Ono burning ember lighted on the
roof of the Manufacturers building, but
only a small hole was burned before it
was stamped out.
Fire at St. Johns destroyed two saw
mills, threatened to destroy three other
mills and many residences, and was
only prevented from doing incalculable
damage by the flreboat, George H.
Williams, which was sent to the con
flagration at 2 o'clock in, the morning
from Portland. The 'tiny streams
poured on the flames by the mill com
pany'a apparatus seemed only to add
fuel to the fire.
The sawmills of the Oregon Fir Lum
ber company and the St. Johns Lum
ber company, the former known as the
Cone and the latter as the Douglas
plant, together with the wood yards of
the Peninsular Wood company, were
totally destroyed by the fire. The loss
aggregates $140,000, with $31,000 in
surance. Some damage was sustained
by the Jobea flour mills, but it was not
WHOLE TOWNS DIE.
Ravages of Yellow Fever in
San Pedro, Cal., Sept. 2. Spanish
Honduras is devastated by the most
terrible scourge of yellow fever the
country has ever known. Tho out
break is the first for nearly ten years.
Three towns have been devastated and
almost destroyed by the fever, which
has been raging there since May.
It originally started in Belize, Brit
ish Honduras, where many prominent
residents were victims. Thence it
spread to Puerto Cortex, Cholomo and
San Pedro. In all these towns the rav
ages have been frightful. In Puerto
Cortex every non-immune citizen has
died, and the only ones le't are thoeo
who cannot take the fever.
The epidemic, having no more vic
tims there, has gone up country over
the railway lines, and is now raging
throughout a large part of interior
Trade is stagnated. Tiereisno one
to cut bananas, and vast plantations
oL fruit are rotting.
Contract for Gould Road.
Salt Lake, Sept. 2. A private tele
gram from New York states that the
Utah Construction company, of Ogden,
has been awarded a contract for the
construction of the Wsetern Pacific
railroad from Salt Lako City to the
Nevada line, a distance of about 110
miles. It is stated also that the same
company, has been awarded the con
tract for the construction of the road
from the western bounadry of Nevada
to Oroville, Cal. The work of con
struction will bo begun immediately
by the company.
Karlstad, Sweden, Sept. 2. The
first meeting of the Swedish and Nor
wegian delegates appointed to consider
the terms of the dissolution of tho
union of Norway and Sweden was held
here today. It was agreed that each
delegation should elect its own chair
man. The Swedes selected Premier
Lundberg and tho Norwegians Premier
Michelsen. Each will preside on alter
nate days. It was decided that the con
ference buuU be secret.
Secret Mestenger From Panama.
New York, Sept. 2. On what ho
said was a secret mijsslon to see Presi
dent Roosevelt, Mlncanor Obarrlo, a
prominent citizen of Panama, arrived
in this city today from Colon. Mr.
Obarrlo was one of tho origlnul Junta
-which was instrumental in establishing
tho independence of Panama.
JAPAN IS FURIOUS.
Alt Nowsp&pert Denounco the Terms
Toklo, Sept. 1. A rcmarkablo ah-
sonco of rejoicing is ono of tho most
striking features attendant uopn Mio
receipt ol tho news of a practical con
clusion of peace. Tho kind of recep
tion that awaits dcflnlto news will de
pend entirely upon tho naturo of tho
terms. It is generally feared that ox
tensive concessi ns havo been m nil o by
Japan. It hat boon generally expected
by tho public and hoped that there
would bo a rupture at Portsmouth, In
view of what was termed Russia's ob
duracy In refusing tho payment of in
Tho Jijt says this morning: "An
agreement arrived at without a rupture
can only mean mat great concessions
havu been niado by our plenloptcntl-
aries. A ieaco concluded upon such
terms ran never satisfy tho nation."
Tho Mnimchl says: "Wo aro disap
pointed. Wo only hoped there would
bo a suspension of tho peaco confer
ence. It is impossible under the cir
cumstances to conclude an honorable
peaco. Tho fruits of our arms vav
been loot by weak diplomacy. Japan
victo'ious, victorious in tho field, has
been defeated in tho conference cham
ber." The Mlchlnicul says: "Wo feel sur
prised and wonder how peaco could
have been concluded when everything
indicated tho impossillity of making
Russia accept tho vital demands of our
terms. In the absence of otlicial con
firmntion of the terms, it is impossible
to form a final opinion, but the Indica
tions aro that nothing will insure peace
with terms that are honorable."
Tho minor papers are generally angry
and say that a peace obtained upon tho
terms reported is "a humiliating one."
FEELS HER SHAME.
All Russia Humiliated by the Cettton
St. Petersburg, 8pt. 1. Judging
from tho press comment of today on
peace, it would appear that, while
pleased with the prospect of the re
moval of further bloodshed from the
Far East, a large portion of the public
is unable to reconcile it lelf to the loss
of territory, however insignificant. Tho
national pride seems to be offended by
the cession of part of the island of Sak
halin. Yesterday tho neople spoko of "to
Isy's shame," meaning peace. Many
of the utterances show evidences of
regret that the army had not been
givin another chance to try the fort
unes of war, though no one questions
or "nderratcs the humanity of the
course followed by President Roosevelt,
the plenipotentiaries and Emperor
The tono of many of the utterances
concerning peace ind ices one to be
lieve that a further sacrifice of human
lives would not be unacceptable, if tho
national self respect could be regained
thereby. One word of disapproval of
the terms from Tokio suggesting that
Japan did not desire to be bound by
the terms might result in a flare-up
here in defense of war and the national
TO TUNNEL SISKIYOUS.
Fatter Time Will Then Be Made Be
tween Portland and San Francitco.
Sacramento, Cal. Sept. 1. The fact
is made known in the Beo today that
during his recent visit to the Pacific
coast E. II. ilarriman, president of the
Southern Pacific railroad company,
gave orders to the engineering depart
ment to make a survey for the con
struction of a great tunnel through the
According to the orders given by the
president of road, the tunnel is to bo
ready for operation within three years.
The tunnel through the mountains
will be the means of greatly reducing
the grade, so that faster time may be
made between California and Portland,
and will also shorten the distance from
seven to ten miles.
Trains running through the tunnel
will be operated by electric motors.
Award by Hague Tribunal.
New York, Sept. 1. Announcement
that the Muscat dispute between Great
Britain and France had been settled
was made today by the secretary of
Chief Jutsice Fuller of the United
States Supreme court, who was recently
been at The Hague as a member of the
permanent international council In ad
judication upon this matter. Justice
Fuller arrived here today on the steam
er Oceanic. The dispute relates to the
right of certain traders to fly the French
dag in thn Persian gulf, upon which
Muscat is situated.
Artillery Pott at Presidio,
San Francisco, Sept. 1. News has
been received that the War department
has approved the plans for the building
of a new artillery post at the Presidio,
and that $760,000 will he expended for
'.his purpose within the next year.
This will provide for the building of
ten sets of barracks, ten .officers' quar
ters, a handsome headquarters build
ing, storehouses and a number of sheds
for guns. All the buildings aro to bo
of a substantial character.
Rojestvensky Is Improving.
Tokio, Sept. 1. Rear Admiral Ro
jestvensky has so far recovered from
the effects of wounds received ut the
battle of tho Sea of Japan that he will
be brought to Kioto early in September.
nRFffflN STATF ITFMS I1F INTEREST
DITCH DIGGING TO UEGIN.
LandfOwners In Klamath Section Fall
In With Government Plan.
Klamath Falls It is now almost as
sured that active ditch digging will be
gin by tho government contractors on
tho lower Klamath prjoect before snow
Practically all of tho larger land
owners In this project havo signed up
with tho Water Users' association, and
many of those not already signed havo
promised to do so at once.
Secretary hlmcr I. Applegato, ol tho
association, states that not ono of the
largo holders who havo boon approach
ed have refused to sign tho trust deed
so far. Ho stated further that (10 per
cent had signed and promised to do so,
and ho expected by September 1 to
havo tho required 75 per cent which
tho government asks be lore actual ditch
digging Is to commence.
It Is also promised by tho govern
ment olllclals that just as soon as 75
per cent of tho holdings under tho pro
ject aro signed, bids for contract work
will bo advertised for, and as soon as
theso are accepted work will begin.
However, it is not expected that a
great deal will be accomplished this
winter, owing to tho lateness of tho
season and difficulty in getting heavy
machinery in here during the fall and
Already tho government working
force now in the field has been reduced
slightly in accordance with Chief En
gineer Now ell's advice when hero re
cently. This is said to bo because, of the
probability that no great amount of
work would bo done this fall.
Sumpter The fmest fire which
ragei a short while ago In the lllue
montalns, near tho hot springs, In the
John Day country, Is reported to have
done considerable damage. Much flue
timber was destroyed, and for a while
it was feared that some of tho ranches
would suffer a heavy loss in buildings
and fences, but these, were finally
saved. Campers are said to be respons
ible for tho origin of the fire. 8. 8.
Terrell, warden of tho Eastern Oregon
forest reserve, states that during the
past dry spell ho has put out many
camp Urea that, had they not been
checked in timo, would havo destroyed
much valuable timber.
Lumber Company Incorporated.
Tillamook Articles incorporating
the Hadley Lumber company have
been filed in the county clerk's office,
the capital stock of the company being
placed at $100,000, divided into 1,000
shares at tho par value of $100 each.
The Incorporators are C. B. Iladley,
C. E. Hadley and P. B. Yantrets, and
the place of business will bo Hobson-
ville, in this county. Tho new com
pany will take possession of the Tturkee
Lumber company's sawmill on Tilla
mook bay September 1, and will oper
ate that mill and the mill on Wilson
Free Gold In Sight.
Sumpter Work has been practically
suspended at the Prairie Diggings mine
owing to a heavy flow of water encoun
tered while sinking the main shaft, a
depth of over 105 feet. The manage
ment has decided that heavier pumping
machinery must bo installed before
headway can be made against tho large
volume of water entering tho shuft. A
rich body of ore had been struck, from
which it was expected great results
would be forthcoming. Free gold was
plainly seen in the ore taken out Just
before the water came pouring in.
Hot Lake Fire Out.
La Grande Tho extensive flro that
has been raging in tho tules and grass
near Hot Lake, which was caused from
the sparks of a passing engine, and
which, for a while, threatened to burn
the buildings of that sanitarium, has at
last, by hard fighting from section men,
who were taken frou this station, been
placed under control. The report was
current on tho streets that the hotel
had been burned, but the report was
Sheep Sales at Pendleton.
Pendleton The condition of the
sheep market in this immediate vicini
ty has materially improved during the
past few days, and buyers who have
been operating in this district report
having made several purchases at
prices considerably below those report
ed a few days ago. The sheep raisers
have receded from their indifference
maintained so firmly up to a few days
ago, and as a result quite a number of
sales havo been reported at a substan
tial reduction in prices.
Orchard Ruined by Engine Spark.
Eugene A grass fire in the Sladen
orchard adolning Eugone on the west,
caused considerable damage. It is sup
posed to have started from sparks from
a passing locomotive and burned over
20 acres or more of the orchard, ruin
ing all the fruit on the trees and prob
ably killing many trees. It was rapid
ly spreading to the residences near by
and the fire department was called out
to subdue it.
LaGrande Makes Much Sugar. ,
La Grande Tho sugar factory Is
turning out from 100 to 150 sacks of
brown sugar every day from last year's
syrup. This sugar is not a finished
product, but will bo worked over and
refined during the regular run in tho
beet season. Tho factory has now been
running throe weeks, and will operato
an equal length of time to finish the
run on syrup,
MAY OFFER REWARD.
Governor Would Bring to Juttlco the
Salem After reviewing nil tho cir
cumstances, Governor Chamberlain be
lieves that the three tires which havo
destroyed flax and llax mills In this
city were set by persons who nto de
termined to destroy tho llnx Industry
in Oregon. Ho thinks tho manner tit
which tho promoters of the, tlax Indus
try have been hampered In tholr woik
and tho extreme measures that have
been resorted to Indicate that back of
tho crimes that havo been committed Is
a desire to prevent tho establishment
of linen mills In this state,
If, after investigation, the governor
finds that he has authority to do so
under the appropriation made by tho
last legislature, he will offer a substan
tial reward for the arrest and conviction
of tho person who sot the fires which
destroyed Eugene Rosso a llax and llax
plant last winter and tho llru which de
stroyed his 1H04 and H05 crops last
week. Even If ho should llud that he
has no expiess authority, tho governor
may offer a ruwaiil conditioned upon an
appropriation by the next legislature.
In speaking of the matter Governor
Chamberlain expressed his high appro
elation of tho value of tho experiments
conducted by tho Oregon Women's Flax
Fiber association, which proved beyond
doubt that the Willamette valley can
produce llax liber of as good quality as
can Ik produced In any country. lie
believes that if developed, as It can lie
and should bo, tho manufacture of llax
products will become a resource which
will add great wealth to the stato and
furnish employment to large numbers
of people In growing and harvesting
llax and making twine, crash and lin
en. Because tho industry at its beginning
promise so well for thn state, the guv
ernor stands ready to do what ho ran to
bring to justice those who could injure
or destroy it.
Nearly Up to Normal.
The Dalles Tho reHrt to the effect
that the Oregon prune crop this year
will bo one-third the normal yield may
apply to Willamette valley oicharda,
hut it does not apply to Wasco rounty.
None of tho leading prune growers here
estimate their emp at lees than 75 per
cent of a normal crop. Prunes are
now ripening. Picking has practically
begun. The fruit la average In qual
Ity, and buyers are offering from $15 to
$17 a ton. Tho bulk of the crop will
be sold to driers, although some will
be shipped east.
Consolidation at the Agency.
Pcnd'eton The recent visit of Col
onel Tinker, general InsiH-ctor of the
Interior department, and his investiga
tion has resulted in a recommendation
by him for tho consolidation of tho old
government Indian agency and the In
dian school. The contract for tho re
moval and fitting up of seven of the
best buildings at the old agency has
been let to Charles Hastings, who has
already commenced the work of remov
ing tho buildings.
Whistler Comet to Portland.
Pendleton It Is announced that tho
office of John T. Whl itler, head of the
Reclamation service fur Oregon, will lo
removed to Portland this fall. It Is
understood that Portland Is to be made
tho headquarters for Irrigation work In
the Northwest, and that I). C. Ilenny,
consulting engineer, who is to have
charge of tho work for Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho, desires the removal
of tho office from Pendleton.
Wheat Club. OHQIlOc per bushel;
bluestein, 7172c; valley, 72c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $23324;
gray, $22 per tan.
Barley Feed, $20 per ton; browing,
$21; rolled, $22323.
Rye $1.30 per cental.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
316 per ton; valley timothy, $11312;
Fruits Apples, O0c0j$1.75 per box,
peaches, 50l)0c percruto; plums, 60c
(376; blackberries, 5flc par iiound;
cantaloupes, 76c$1.60 per crate;
pears, $1.001.25 per box; watermel
ons, ?4lc per pound; crabapplts, $1
per box; grapes, U0c3$l60; prunes,
Vegetables Beans, l(34c por pound;
cabbage, lQlcj cauliflower, 76U0c
per dozen; celery, 7685c; corn, 83
lie j cucumbers, 10316c; pumpkins,
7J37Jc per pound; tomatoes, 203
40cpercrato; squash, 5c por pound;
turnips, $1.261.40 per sack; carrots,
$1.2631.50; beets, $131.25.
Onions Red, $1.25 per hundred;
yellow, $1 25.
Potatoes Oregon, new, 507fic per
Butter Fancy creamery, 27i330c
Eggs Oregon ranch, 23324c per
Poultry Averago old hons, 13314c;
mixed chickens, 12)1 3 13c; old roost
ers, 10c; young roosters, 11 3 12c;
turkoys, live, 18323c; geeso, llvii, 83
8Jo; ducks, 14316c.
Hops Choice, 1005, 10c por lb;
Wool Eastern Oregon, avorago host,
10321c; lower grades, down to 15c, ac
cording to shrinkage; valley, 26327o
per pound; mohair, choice 30c,
Beef Dressed bulls, 12 per pound;
cows, 334Mc; country steers, 4Cu.
Veal Dressed, 337Kc
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 037o per
pound; ordinary, 436c; lambs, 73
Pork Dressed, 0.38a por pound,
NEW HAGUE CONFERENCE.
Preildont May llovlvo Movement Al
Washington, Aug. ill . It Is rcgaidcd
here as probable that Immediately oil
tho conclusion ami final signature of
tho peace treaty between Russia and
Japan there will hu 11 renewed effort to
secure another meeting of Thu Hague
conference, In accordance, with Presi
dent Rooanvolt'n suggestion to tho pow
ers last spring. Following tho original
proportion, tho president sent out a
second note notifying tho powers that,
In his judgment, further proceedings In
connection with tho call should bo left
to tho resident council at Thn Hague,
The Statu department has learned
slnco then that all of the Kiwer ad
dressed, while scceptlug tho project,
qualified their acceptance with tho
statement that tho new conference
should bo deferred until thu conclusion
ol hostilities between Japan and Rus.
slit. There the matter has rested and
It probably will require tho Issuance, ol
a third circular nolo to set tho wheels
In motion and bring nltout tho desired
Any of tho signatory jkjw era might
feel dlsosod to put forth such a note,
but on the whole It Is regarded as
rather morn probable that President
Rooocvclt will completa the movement
ho has initiated and soon after Hecre
tary Koot'a return to Washington thn
president will advlso with hliu touch.
Ing the Issuance of tho necewiary re
minder. "WHISTLE SOFTLY."
Rootevell Doclaret Peaco Conference
Not Yet Out of Woodt.
Oyster Bay, Aug. 30. "Whistle
softly; wo are getting Into thn thin
timber, but are not yet out of. the
This admonition represents accurate
ly President Roosevelt's view ol thn
situation at Portsmouth. Peaco Is In
sight, but Is not yet an accomplished
fact. Profoundly a ho Is gratified at
thn results already achieved by thn
plenipotentiaries, thn president realises
fully that tho moot Important work re
mains yet to Iki douo. Until morn Is
accomplished It Is scarcely thn part of
wisdom, he thinks, to do morn than
It is probable that tho president may
make a format expression concerning
tho work accomplished at Portsmouth
by tho Russian and Japanese envoys,
but the intimation today was that he
would not make such a statement In
any event until ho had been assured of
tho success of tho conference.
Bonaparte Orders Court-Martial In
Washington, Aug. 31. Secretary
Bonaparto, In his action today on thn
findings of the court of Inquiry In Iho
case of tho Bennington exploslrn, se
verely arraigns some nlllcera of the
vessel for failure to look after tho
saofty-valves; orders Commander Lu.
clen Young Ixiforo a court martial to
clear himself of thn charged of "neglect
of ofllclal duty;" directs tho court-martial
of Ensign Wadu on thu chargn of
"neglect of duty;," and disapproves
thn court of inquiry's finding that thn
Bennington was "lu an excellent state
of discipline and In good and eillcient
condition." Ensign Wadn was In
charge of tho machinery. Tho action
as to Commandnr Young was taken In
vlnw of thn fact that thn court of In
quiry In It findings anil opinions did
not pass exprcsidy upon his conduct
and the question of hlsTrsnnsihlllly
for the explosion. Mr. llonaparto,
however, approves thu court of In
quiry's Indorsement of tho creditable
conduct of all tho survivors of tho
officers and crew of tho Bennington
"after tho explosion occurred."
Cart Totted Llko Chip.
Bcrantnn, Pa., Aug. 31, A tornado
struck Carbondale, 10 miles north of
here, at 0 o'clock tonight, tearing
buildings from foundations and In some
Instances destroying them. Box cars
in railroad yards were lifted Into thu
air, carried some distance and dashed
to pieces. Many pcoplo had narrow
escapes, but no fatalities aro reported,
Reports from the country aro not yet
received, but it Is feared there was
much damage and possible loss of llfu.
Tho storm cut a 200-foot path through
Czar Approves Conditions.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 31, Tho em
peror yesterday visited BJorkoo to In
spect a cruiser In course of construc
tion there. Before leaving Putorhof
His Majesty cabled Mr. Wltto to break
off tho neogtlatlnos and leavu Ports
mouth If the Jupuneso envoys insisted
on an Indemnity. Whon ho returned
to Pnterhof, tip emperor found Mr.
Wittu'a cablegram announcing tho suc
cess of tho negotiations, and was de
lighted. Taft Party Sails for Japan.
Manila, Aug. 31, Secretary Taft and
party sailed on tho transport Logan nt
noon today for Japan, There was a
notable demonstration in the bay Just
uororo tno ugan sailed. Many vain-
ablo presents were presented to MIhs
Alice Roosevelt by tho natives after sho
iiau gono auoaru mo iogan. 1
Payment of War.
GETS HALF OF SAKHALIN ISLAM
Starllot World by Her Action In Play
ing Gennrout Victor Route
veil Qott Cradll.
Purl 111th, N. II., Aug, .'10 Tint
long and bloody war between Japan
and Russia Is ended. Thn tonus of'
tx-aco wore agreed upon by .Mr. Wltto
and Huron Kumuraat thu nerrlon of tho
confereiico yesterday morning, and In
thu afternoon preliminary arraugcmeuta
for an armistice wcro concluded and.
thn autual work of framing tint "treaty
of Portsmouth" was, by mutual agree
men , turned over to Mr. Dn Marten,.
Russia's great International lawyer,,
and Mr. Deniilsou, who for 25 yens,
has acted as thn legal adviser of thn
Japanese foreign olllen. Thn treaty la
expected to I hi completed by thn cud of
This happy conclusion of llm confer
ence, which a week 11 go would hayiv
been shipwrecked had It not been for
thu hcrolu liitcrccarlnu of Prcaldcut
Roosevult, was sudden and dramatic.
For thn sako of ih'scp, Japan, with thn
magnanimity of a victor, at tho last
moment, yielded everything still In Is
sun. Russia refused to budge from tluv
ultimatum Empcorr Nicholas had given
to President Roosevelt through Ambss
sador Meyer. No Indemnity under any
guise, but an agreement to divide Hak".
hallii and reimburse Japan for the
malntvuancn of prisoners Hern his last
words. They had Imen reeatcdly re
Iterated lu Mr. Wltto' Instructional
and In compliance with a rcqurat for a
written reply to iho Jaaumn compro
mise pruKisal of lal Wednesday, they
were delivered to llarou Komura. Mr.
Wltln went to thn conference declaring.'
that tin was Miwerles to rharign thn dot.
of an "I" or thn croon of a "I" In hU
Instructions. Euierur Nicholai' word
had Iwn given not only to him but to
President itowevelt, the hnad of a for
Thn trratv arranged provides for tho
negotiation of a new commercial treaty,
which iruaranlcvs to RiiMia In Japan
and to Japan In Russia tho moat favor
ed nation treatment and confirms thn
ojH-n door lu Manchuria,
Thn envoys a I arranged for direct,
tralllc connections Iwlwcrn thn Chlnr
KaMern railway, which now Ikvoiiij
Japanese plox-rty, and thn Mauchurl-
an ralroad, which belongs to RumIs, so
that through trains may I mi run over
both lines. Final agreement
reached by Japan acceding to tho ulti
matum presented by Mr. Wlttn.
Almost as coon as thn plenlxitrntlar
Irs had assembled, thn senior RiimIhh
envoy produced a written statement,
and handed It to Baron Komura. 1L
proved to Ihi thn formal official autwnr
of thn Russian government to thn mod
ified Japanesn conditions of -acn.
In suliHtancr, It said that Rumla re
fuses to pay any money whatever fop
thu Indemnification of Japan's war ex
tenses, Win will not agree to sur
render her Interned warshls. Win
will not limit her naval strength In tho
Pacific. Khu will rrdu that pait of
Sakhalin Island south of 50 dcircva.
Win will pay to Japan any rrasouahlo
expensn Incurred lu thn malntenaucii ol
Kurndan prlsonurs and will exH-ct Japan
to pay her for similar earn extended to
There Is still a suspicion that a loop,
hnln was left in tho adjuntmeut of thn
difficulty over thu Chlncim Eastern rail
way through which Japan Is to recelviv
a considerable sum of money. If such
an arrangement was made, thu score
tariea profess to know nothing about It
and the envoys unlto In thu declaration
that no financial consideration was paid
by Russia to Japan for tho traffic agree
ment. Mr. Hato, thn Japaneno secretary, de
nied emphatically that any questions
weru to he let to bu adjusted by any
outsldu bourd of arbitration.
Finds Mam Catet,
New Orleans, Aitfi HO, Thn most
Imkrtaut development of tho yellow
fover situation Inlay was tho repoit of
Dr. 0. Milo Brady, who had houu sent
by tho statu Iward of health on n tour
of Inspection of thu bayous and lakes In
Jefferson parish, whore there are many
settlements of fishurmun In constant,
communication with Now Orleans.
Without completing an Investigation,
they turned up 35 casus ol yellow fever,,
mostly along bayou Baratarla, learned
that deaths had occurod and found
Pottofflco Building It Opened.
San Francisco, Aug. 30. Tho new
postoffico building at Mission and Sev
until streets was formally opened today,,
under the auspices of thu Manufactur
ers' and Producers' asoulatlnu. Ad
dresses wore delivered by Mayor
Schmllz, Postmaster Flsk, United Status
Circuit Judge Morrow, Congressmen
Kuhn and Hayes and others. Tho post
ofllco has bcun u number of years in
course of construction and is onu of tho
flnoat in tho United Hiatus.
Vote Approval of Merger.
Hn Frunclsco, Aug. 30. Tho stock
holders of thu Houthern Pacific com
pany, represented mainly by proxies nt
n mooting In this city, havo voted their
approval to thu recent merger of thu-
Southern Paclfln company, of Call for-
nia, with Iho Houthern Pacific compon
lea of Arlzono and Now Mexico.