NO EXPENSE SPARED Hill Says North Bank Road Is Rest Ever Built. MAY BUILD DIRECT TO SPOKANE A Road With Low Grades and Easy Curves Is the Main Object Sought by Bullcer. Fortland, July 14. James J. Mill, president o! the Great Northern, and one o( tho most dominant figures in the railroad world, reached Portland last evening by the steamer Capital City from The Dalles. With him are Louis W. Mill, Tlce president of the Great Northern; Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pacific; W. L. Darling, chief engineer of the Northern Pacific; A. M. Mogeland, chief engineer of the Great Northern; nil of St. Paul; 0. M. Levey, president of the Portland A Seattle railway, and B. E. Palmer, assistant general superintendent of the Northern Pacific, of Tacoma, and Cory T. Hutchinson, an electric engineer from New York. In the party are four stenographers and Mr. J. J. Mill's ser vant. In speaking of the new road down the north bank, Mr. Hill said: "It is likely the Portland & Seattle will be extended to Spokane. We can not say definitely, but there are survey ors in the field, and it we can get a low grade, we will no doubt build. We could use the Northern Pacific line from Pacco, but it is expected that the line will extend from Portland to Sp kane. The Portland & Seattle railway will be the best new road that was ever built In the United Btates. It will be a road of low grades and few curves, and it will be very expensive, but when it is built it will be the beet construc tion ever undertaken in this country. "Low grades ate equivalent to deep water in the harbor. Portland can overcome the lack of deep water by easy grades. The Columbia river offers great opportunities in low grades, but construction is fearfully expensive. There are miles where the cost of build ing the road will run over 1100,000 to the mile. And this is exclusive of the coat of tunnels, of which there are sev eral to the mile in many places.'" Mr. Mill said that he does not need to look over bis terminals in the city, as bo knows already what they are. Work will be begun soon, he said, on the required buildings to care for the business bandied by the new Mill road in this city. CHAINS WELDED ON THEM. Brutal Treatment of Sealers Cap tured by Russians. Victoria, B. 0., July 14. Captain T. II. Thompson and Joe Knapp, Amer ican citizens; Edward McNeill, George McCamish, Canadians; Jose Villoa, a Spaniard, who reached Kobe after be ing released from prison in Siberia af ter serving two years, were cruelly treated, according to letters received here. The prisoners were seal hunters employed on the Japanese sealer Kyo icbl Mara, formerly the Diana, of San Francioco, and were captured by the cruiser Gromobol in August, 1904, and taken to Nicolaiefsk, and thence to Kbaborovsk. Captain Thompson, navigating officer of the sealer, whose home is in San Francisco, was suspected of being a spy because of some drawings found in a notebook. ' He was loaded with chains welded on bis arms and legs by black, smiths, and confined for six months in small, unlit cell, built of wood and swarming with vermin. When brought out for trial be was unable to walk, and was practically dragged to the court along the snow. The trial bad been concluded when the prisoners were brought in, and each had been sentenced to 10 months' imprisonment. Forest Flri Near Sandpolnt. Butte, Mont., July 14. A Sandpoint special says: Owing to a bad forest fire burning for the second tipe this ceaion, the Spokpane International Railroad company has suffered losses near Col burn. Several hundred ties, poles and piling, which belonged to the company, went up in smoke, caug'qt In the path of the fire, which is thought to be undor control this morning. The tire drovo out Contractor Purvis, the men and horses being hurried to Col burn for safety. The railway company lost two culverts. New Outbreak In Santo Domingo. Washington, July 14. Broken tele graph wires between Monte Ohrlati and Cape Haytien, the cable terminus in Santo Domingo, are reported to the Navy department today by Commander Soutberland, an almost jnvanaoio sign of revolutionary trouble there. SHOT BY SISTER. Slayer of Holy Roller CroiTiotd Mur dered In Seattlo. Seattle, July 13. Esther Mitchell shot and killed her brother George, tho slayer of Frans Edmund Creflleld, In the Union depot at 4:!0 o'clock yes terday afternoon, as Utotgo nud his brother Perry were on their wnv to take a Northern Farlflc train for Port land. Miss Mitchell was walking behind tho two brothers, in company with a third brother, Fred. 8he had gono to tho depot for the purpoeo of killing Her brother, and though eho greeted him with n smilo and a hearty handshake, alio loitered behind to get her opportu nity. A revolver purchased the day beforo by Mrs. Creflleld for the assassi nation was carried concealed under a capo thrown carelessly over Esther Mitchell's left arm. Fred Mitchell offered to carry tho cape, and as she handed it to him, the sitter raised Iter revolver and nreu. The bullet struck young Mitchell be hind the left ear and he died instantly. As the gun was brought up Fred Mitchell leaped to seise the weapon but he was too late. Mo grabbed Es ther's arm just after she fired and the girl collapsed in his arms. Bho stayed there until depot policemen hurried up and placed her under arrest. Both Esther .Mitchell and .Mrs, lirei field, who was arrested at 7 o'clock last nleht whllo on her way back from the cemetery where "Joshua" Creflleld Is buried, acknowledged in statements taken before Chief Wappenstein that they had conspired to kill George. Had it been necessary Either Mitchell was prepared to follow her brother to Port land. It was this Insane demand for vengeance that prompted ber to refute to accompany her father on his return to Illinois. "I killed George becaueo he had killed an innocent man, and becauso he had rrined my reputation by saying that Creflleld teductd me," Esther Mitchell declared, but both her state ment and that of Mis. Creflleld indi cate that tho two had conspired to as sassinate. Mrs. Creflleld prompted the shooting and she bought the gun with which It was done. It bad been agreed between them that the first one seeing George should slay him. REBELS WIN GREAT VICTORY. General Toledo Routs Government Forces With Great Loss. Mexico City, July 13. According to advices received here, General Toledo, the Guatemalan revolutionist, who has been rtcrulting his forces and has now some gocd artillery, offered battlo yes terday to Guatemalan regular troops In the department of Jutinpa, at a point about four miles from the Salvadorean border, inflicting decisive defeat on Guatemalan forces. There was heavy loss on both sides. The revolutionists are jubilant over their succets. Regalado, former president of Salva dor, and the leader of the Balvadnean troops in tho present conflict with Guatemala, was killed in the battle. Guatemala Claims Victory. Panama, July 13. Senor Parrlos, foreign minister of Guatemala, cabled to the Panama government this after noon as follows: "Guatemala, July 12. The Salva dorean government has invadnl Guate malan territory, compelling us to make an energetic defense. Wa ob tained a complete victory yesterday at Jicardo, where General Tomai Regala do, tho chief commander of the Salva dorean army, wan killed." Plans to Suppress Revolt. St. Petersburg, July 12. The pre parations which the War office has been making at all principal cities to meet an armed revolutionary movement prove to have been very elaborate. The plans for the defense of Riga have fallen Into the hands of the revolu tionary paper Misla, which this morn ing publishes the entire plans of de fense. The garrisoij Is divided into three divisions of two battalions of infantry, half a company of Cossacks and three machine guns each, to prevent the in vasion of the city from three open sides, namely, the canal, the dam and the rive; Dana. Asks Root to Give Help. San Juan Porto Rico, July 13. The lower house of the insular legislature adopted a resolution asking Secretary Hoot to use his good officea in behalf of Porto Rlcan citizenship and an elective insular senate. The Republicans, who constitute the minority in the legisla ture, opposed the resolution, holding that Mr. Root was the island's guest and that the time and place were inop portune. It is reported that the docu ment was not presented before the sail ing of Mr. Root, tho authorities not de siring to interfere with his visit. Trade With Britain Killed. London, July 13. In June of last year there arrived at the Albert docks from Boston and New Orleans 27,000 cases ot tinned meats; In June of this year the receipts were only 4,000 cases. Iu July. 1005. 24,000 cases were re ceived, but thus far this month none have arrived from the United States. TAKES ON NEW LIFE San Francisco's Business Resum ing Normal Condition. BIG BUILDING BOOM HAS BEGUN When Insurance Compnnloi Pay Up Reconstruction of Metropolis Will Proceed In Rush. San Francisco, Jul) 12. Although tho city's building laws were In a chaotic stato during the month o Juno, building permits wero Issued to the value of 11,000,000, and in this sum are not included thoeo one story tem porary structures which may bo erected for a tlmo without special permit. Now that tho building law has boon promulgated, reconstruction wilt tako its real start. It Is hampered solely by the slowness of tho foturanco com panies. Up to the present timo but $15,000, 000 has been paid out in insi mice. Wero tho various companies to loosen their purse strings as the situation de mands, San Francisco would at once enter upon a building boom such as has never been known before. As it Is, plana at this transitory stage are be ing drawn for a doien tall buildings to be erected in the heart of the burned district. An Oakland department store, ob serving that it was unable to meet its augmented trade by the small order system, determined to place an order for a train load of goods in the East. A few days before the goods arrived, the proprietor of the Oakland store be came alarmed, fearing he had placed an order beyond his capacity to handle. Ho telephoned to a large department store in San Francisco, asking to be re lieved ot half of the consignment. The San Francisco firm contented. When the goods arrived, the San Franciscan dlspoeed of them before he had fairly placed the goods on the shelves, telephoned to his Oakland friend, purchased the resv of the con signment and distoeed of it with the same alacrity as he had done tho first part. This simply illustrates that San Francisco Is not to bo displaced as the main trade center. The bridging of the bay, which was a pet scheme of some of the earlier railroad magnates, is now to be put through. President Marriman has or dered that work begin immediately. By this improvement freight will not be brought across by boat from Oak land, but all freight trains can bo de flected south around the lonp and brought direct into San Francirco. In connection with this work the railroad is also building a cut-off into San Fran cisco for its coast trains. ADMIRAL FATALLY SHOT. Chouknln, Suppressor of Black Sea Mutiny, is Wounded. St. Petersburg, July 12. An attempt was made at 1 o'clock this afternoon at Sevastopol to assassinate Admiral Cbouknin, commander of the Black sea fleet. The admiral was wounded and taken to a hospital. The would-be-assassin is a sailor, who hid in tho hushes and shot at the admiral ai he was walking in tho gar den of his villa. The culprit has not been apprehended. Admiral Chouknln's condition is ex tremely serious. The bullet lodged in his lungs, making breathing difficult. The doctors hold out no hope of his re covery. The admiral's assailant Is thought to be one of the sailors of the battleship Otchakoff and his act Is supposed to be In revenge for the execution of Lieuten ant Schmidt, the revolutionary leader. Admiral Chouknln was unlvercally hat ed by his sailors and at the time of the execution of Schmidt the revolutionists condemned him to daath, 100 of their number pledging themselves to carry out the sentence. Rebate Inquiry at Jamestown. Jamestown, N. V., July 12 Inves tigations Into the charges of violations of the Interstate commorce laws by the Standard Oil company and the Penn sylvania railroad ro'ative to rebates at Olean began yesterday afternoon before Judge Hazel and a jury in the First district court. According to the find ings of the commissioner of labor and commerce, the Standard company raved $116,000 In 1004 by its rebates from the Pennsylvania railroad for oil ship ned from the refineries at Olcan to Rochester. Alaska Gold Is Stolen. Seattle, July 21. Over $100,000 consigned to the Alakaa-Paciflc Express company here has been stolen from aboard the steamer Ida May and no clew hai been obtained to the robbers. The shipment was sent from Fairbanks and was transferred at Nenana. The Ida May was to transfer it to the Sarah "t Fort Gibson and it was there that the loss was discovered, JOHN BULL IN GLASS HOUSE. Disgusting Conditions In Sautago and dam Factories. London, July 11. Tho Britishers, who havo ,hitii so virtuous recently over tho Chicago mrat packing revela tions, wero today confronted with tho annual report of tho Inspector of fac tories and workshops, which shows that tho conditions here are 'quite a revolting as anything alleged ot tho Western packing cento s. Dirty factories and disgusting in tV oda seem to bo the rule, instead of tho exception. Jam lactone", bakeilea and sausage makers are all censured ai bo ing equally filthy, and tho description of una fits most of tho others. Hera Is the report ot n typtral Jam factory; "Tho lulling factory lay between tho yard and tho stable, and tho horses reached tho latter through the. boiling room. The sanitary accommodation was hardly separated from tho rooms where tho freah trutt and uncovered Jam were kept, and the floors wero dir ty and undralned." Another factory Inspector found Jam pots being washed In "liquid like dark soup, which sinelltd Mbomlnably." The inanafer Informed tho inspector that tho water was changed "about onco a week." When flsned ' out of these evll-amelllng tanks tin pots were allowed to stand until dry, when they wore considered ready to refll'. Inspectors of bakeries found that it was a frcauont custom to hatho the 'children In them after the close of work on Saturdays, and the .family's weekly collection of dirty clothing was sorted In the bakeries for dispatch to the laund'.y. The sausage factories, rays the ro port, are mostly owned by Germans, are small, dilapidated and poorly III, and are Infested with rata." UNCLE SAM'i GUARANTEE. Roosevelt Offers It for Government Inspected Canned Meat. Sheffield, England, July 11. Tim Grocers' federation, whose annual con ference is proceeding here, has received a communication from Ambassador Whltelaw Reld, enclosing a message from President Kooaevelt, at follows: "Vou are at liberty to Inform the Grocers' federation that under the new law we can and willguarsutco the fit ness in all respects ot tinned meats bearing tho government stamp. It any trouble aritea therewith, protest can at once be mule not moroly to the sellers of the goods, but to the United States government itself." The secretary of the federation -tated that Mr. Roosevelt's mewa was Iu reply to one sent by him on ehall of the federation, saying trade was almost paralyzed and that dealers must bo as sured of the wholesome character ot tinned goods, or otherwise they would have to stop stocking np with Ameri can brands. The speakor hoped the publication of the president's meeaage would lead to a revival of the trade. He said the loss to tho members of the federation in the canned meat trade bad been very heavy. Drastic resolutions were referred to committees, one of which pledged thel grocei-s not to stock with American can ned meals until the packers have initi ated an inspection system guaranteeing the wholesomenesa of their output. MITCHELL IS FREE. Slayer of Holy Roller Leader is Ac quitted by Jury. Seattle, Wash., July 11. George II. Mitchell, who shot Franz Edmnnd Creflleld, leader of the Holy Rollers, on First avenue, May 7, was acquit ted late yesterday afternoon. After nearly an hour and a halt in the Jury room the 12 men who have listened to the testimony in Mitchell's trial filed bark and announced their verdict: "Not guilty." Deaplto the advanwi warning ot the court that no demonstration would be permitted, Irrespective of tho verdict, i roar of applause groeted thu an nouncement and the court officers were powerless to still it. The courtroom was crowded, but aside from thote who sat in the front row, directly under the eye ot the presiding Judge, the spectat ors applauded almost unaulmoulsy when the clerk had read the words that freed GreHlold'r alayer. Turrmll Grows In Strength. Odessa. Russia. July 11. Agrarian outrages and politico-Industrial strikes occur dally, and are alarmingly rpread ing in me noumern provinces, me re vnltlnu nonannliv urn nnw evidently nr. ganlzed and led by profesleonal propa gandists, in an interview wuay a mar shal of tho nobility of Kherson ex pressed the firm conviction that the situation is inevitably and rapidly drifting to a colossal and calamitous uprising of tho peasants against the landowners and that tho movement will be supported by the soldiers, Blar.'c Sea Fleet Mutinies. Sevastopol, July 11. It ia reported that the ironclads Pantelemon and Three Saints have Joined tho garrison of the Batoum forces, which has been In mutiny. Ue Three Saints hoisted tho red flag and the mutineers are) forc ibly detaining two other ironclads which had refused to Join them. barred mam No American Canned Meats Al lowed On Their Warships. SAILORS REFUSED TO EAT IT Admiralty YUlds and Will Foed Them On Australian and Argentine Canned Goods. London, July 10. As tho result of the refusal of one uf tho ships ot the Brit sh attacking fleet to take on Amer ican tinned meats during the recent naval maneuvers, the Admiralty directs that ships' companies bo supplied with Australian or Argentine brands In lieu at American. The remainder of Amer ican tinned meats now on hand la being returned to tho victualing yards and will b no longer a compulsory ration (or the navy. Winston Chnrchlll Spencer, under secretary of tho colonies, In an official communication to William Redmond, Nationalist member of parliament, says ho it Informed that special care Is ex ercised by the New South Wales gov ernment that only absolutely healthy beeves are slaughteroi tor food and that every precaution Is taken at the (reeling and canning worka to Insure a cleanly method. Whorci any breach of the regulations regarding cleanliness Is proved, licenses aro Immediately with drawn. Persons slaughtering a dtseas. ed beet are liable to Imprisonment for two years and the seller ol dlreased meal ia liable to imprisonment for a longer term. Government Inspectors report weekly. Twelve hours notice must bo given of Intention to slaughter, and where no such notice Is given a penalty ol $26 a head may be Imposed. RECIPROCITY THE NEXT ISSUE. Congress Will Be Asked to Enlarge President's Powers. Washington, July 10. Tariff reci procity a the beginning cf tariff revi sion may be made the chief Issue ol the short session of the 60th congrees. It Is more than likely tl.at after the elec tion In November steps will be taken In the direction of the passage of a general reciprocity law. Whatever reciprocity there is must be by a new Uw, because the reciprocity feature ot the Dlngley act expired two years alter Its passage, and none of tho treaties negotiated un der Its provisions succeeded in securing ratlcflation by the senate. The reciprocity of the future must lie statutory, that la to say, the president must be authorized In some way, either by the separation of a maximum and minimum tariff or by a horizontal re duction, to promote trade relations with tohrn countries This would not mean revlslon,of tho tariff If reciprocity could bo accomplished on a percentage basis, that Is to say, by the application of a morn general principle of the pres ent law without disturbing tho rates themselves, thus provoking a general tariff dlecusslori. ROOT DOOGES PROBLEMS. Speaks at Banquet at San Juan With Diplomatic Reserve.' San Juan, Porto Rico, July 10 Ell hti Root, the American secretary of state, who arrived here on the cruiser Charleston on his voyage to Rio Ja neiro as the representative of the American government at the Pan- American congress, was entertained at luncheon tonight by Georgo C. Ward, at the I'nlon club. Auditor Hyde, of Porto Rico, pro posed a toast to President Rooievelt In responding Mr. Boot tald he fully appreciated tho difficulties attending the island's adjustment to the new con ditions resulting from Its separation from Spain and the severance of rela tions between church and state. The United States, Mr. Root raid, was greatly interested In tho welfare of tho Island and In holding Its friendship, and atrongly desired for Porto Rico the utmost prosperity and happiness. Mr. Root avoided all reference to in sular problems, such as the question of citizenship, the coffeo growing Industry and tho presence ot troopa. Sealers Put In Chains. Victoria, B. C, July 10, Advices from Japan state that three Americana, one Britisher and one Japanoiu sealer, who were Imprisoned for 10 months at Vladivostok, have returned to Japan after being released. One ol tho Amor leans waa loaded with chains, while In confinement. Tho Americans and the Britisher, who aro distressed, are being maintained at tho Seaman's Institute at Yokahoma, They were mmifliorn of the crew of the Japancso sealing ichooner Kyolchl Marti, which was aunk by Russian cruisers In 1003. Castro Again Supplants Gomez. Caracas Venezuela July 10, Vice President Gomez yesterday transferred 'o President Castro the presidential ifllce, which the latter temporarily re dgntd In April last. CANNON AIDED WEST. Spoaker of House Blocked Diversion of Reclamation Fund. Washington, July 10. Thanks to Speaker Cannon, tho Itanniirough hill diverting $1,000,000 from the reclama tion fund to drain prlvatn awamp !amU In North Dakolu. was not allowed to come lioforo the house at the recent sea hlon. Had the bill been given coualil oraMou It would almost certainly liavn become a law, for It had already pasted the senate, Mas Indorsed by a majority ot tho house committee on public lands, and only a handful of Western mem. bera were In a mood to oppose thu bill In debate, Speaker Cannon was tint man who defeated this onslaught on tho noun too large reclamation fund, and Ida mh. lion was altogether unexpected, too, When congress was framing the recla mation law, and Iu thn years previous. Cannon was one of the strongest oppnn unls uf the proposed legislation, l believed It would deplete the trrasuiy and Interfere, with other government work; furthermore, he coiitemlnl thai Irrigation of arid lands could he carried on by prlvatn enterprise under the Car ey act, and therefore raw no necessity for utilizing public land receipts In lids great work. Hlnre that law was written on thn salute hooka and has !een put Into op eration, Speaker Cannon has traveled through the West, has observed the vast benefits that are resulting from It, and today he la as staunch a friend ol the law as any man from thn arid West, lie has proved himself a better friend of the law than many men whu lieljed to frame It, In the closing days of thn session an effort waa made to rush Ihrutigh thn senate a bill to tako a part of the reels matlon fund for draining thn Dismal awamp, but the bill waa refused con sideration, a number of Western senat ors having been aroused to a reallzatlnu of the danger that lurks Milnd hills of this character, and notice waa served by Senator Fulton thai no morn distri butions would I mi made from thn recla mation fund for tho benefit of states that do not contribute to that In ml. The senators liehlnd thn bills provid ing for the dralnagn ot the Dismal awamp, the Florida Evrrgladra and thn big awamps along the Mlsslstippl river, on the other hand, are determined to forcn through tlulr respective bills, and It Is to be expected that they will unite at the next session. The West 'a not strong enough In numbers to outvote the Boil In, which It sure to stand together on these drain age propositions, and the only hope, so far aa the senate Is concerned, Is in arousing adverse sentiment among men from the Northern and Eastern state. On a fair presentation of the rase, the men from the West ought to W ablu to win out, but they ran only win by standing together, and thoan who In the recent session voted for the llant brongh bill will have to renounce their former votn and declare Ihemtelret against all legislation that will deplete the national reclamation fund. BIG STORMS IN COLORADO. Dry Crooks Become Torrents and Much Damage Is Done. Denver, July 10. Cloudbursts and lightning did considerable damage In this section ol the atato today. In Denver a wall ot water 10 feet hints came down Dry creek In tho western part of tho city, carrying awa,y foot hrldirea and damaging tho bridge of the Denver A Internationa', railroad. Two hoys were fishing under thn bridge nud wero rescued with difficulty. In Boulder a wall of water air fret high camo out of Hunshlno canyon and spread Itself over Pearl street and other streets In that city. A mile of the Sunshine railroad waa destroyed. Considerable damage waa done in the city. At Florence lata this ufternoon n cloudburst in Oak creek undermined a big bridge at Rockvale, A heavy storm destroyed telephone communication be tween Florence and I'unblo. Fay Powers, aged 17, waa killed by .lightning near Colorado Springs. Tho Carnegie library In this city waa truck by a bolt ot lightning during the storm, but no other damago resulted. Root at San Juan. San Juan, P. R., July 10. The cruiser Charleston, with Secretary Boot and party on board, arrived hero tills atteruoon. Tho Charleston estab lished a record run between Now York and Han Juan, making tho distance in !) days and 10 hours. As thu Charles ton uearod tho harbor sho received sa lutes from Moro cnstlu and thn Italian cruiser Umbrla, Governor Wlnthrop and his secretary wont on board tho cruiser and aftor an uxlondlug of greet ings tho secretary's party came ashoro In naval launched. No Yellow Fever In Now Orleans, Now Orleans, July 10. Dr. James A. White, eurgoon in charge of the marlno hospital hero, Issued a statement to- lllullt llini. an fur na tin ( ..un... .m.ia nl ',. -.- wh .aw ..nuiu HUH" " tho marlno hospital surgeons at New Orleans had given out any statement that there ia yellow fever in Now Or leans, and neither la thore nor has Ultra been auv fever nxlatlnir In this city.