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NEWS OF THE WEEK
In n Condensed rami for Our
JIAPPJMGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A lUiuma of tlio Lai Important but
Not Lait Interesting Events
of tlio Pail Week.
Ilry.in In huy u hit speech of ac
lint weather yet fire to great coil , end of August, nnd proceed to Pitts
lie at lOno. New iiuri,( w,.r , .ftH Ktntes Geo.
DUiiiUmH f rtiiituU ittav cause a
nurrr! between k United Stale ami
Reports arc living tecrlveil at
Kepiihhrati liemlo.liartcr of baliiei
named alirr Tail.
(iiniltl ha gut money from llarrl
11111 In pay hii railroad debt. Mini luil
nlrn u( I lii- Wheeling road
M l I'icslaii Hill nut accept the
S, Uli.l nomination (ur preiidciii,
mill AmkuiI tiillhaitt ha Itrni luinnl
I'aiMina it frnul lh Unilnl Slain
i Hjiilt iii a n urn the rmiMtry 4inl
liMrvrlt lut win a rrfOHiruiK ni
I'.aMrru milriMiU Imsc lifKim an at
t4k un law paiirit liy Ihr tail nm
K'ri IlliillliiK the huilla of ColillilUuUt
rrtiir til iniployc
Thr NiflhHfirn roail liai ln-cn
liuyniK rri fur the iHh when the
ifopt lirIM In HIOVC Hl CXIM-Cli In
luvr ut for every piece of ioIIimk
There m oie talk of Cortrlyou
tuonuiK fur KuverHor of New York.
The liiiriHallniul peace connrrt at
I nniifiH i lupporletl by the knivt ami
Curacoa ha whI back tiKr from
rnrturU ami will utc none of Cai
IiumIiI hat rainril nerilril money to
piy nil hi railriMil imlebleiliieii Willi
out nurremlrrinK cinlrol.
The American car in the New York
In I'ana race ha arrivcil at I'arm,
nhere u receivcil a ureal ovation.
The cahler nf a Kcmha, WIj .
batik ttute alHiHI IA(M)a ami Klr at
ln rxcuc a denlrc to kI mairicil
Dcirclite HuriM liat been linn
niuiieil to atuwrr to .1 charue of con
Irmni m cullllrclloil willl the Ullcf
Tnrknh I IbcraU are not ycl nail
l'"-il with the lullan'n coiiccMiniit
"Ihey want corrupt nlbciaU removed
Sinker al Vinetix, France, are
t'KHlittK with tohlirri.
The fn.hier nf a Sealllr natloiial
lunk hail hi alary ratri becaute nf
luleliiv m the uuliltiliim later it
w.i tlirnrretl that iltirillK the pail
een nr riKht eart he ha lolen
nrirlv J SO. 000
Tlm Nleeil truat rrportit nn Improving
Tlm typhoon nt llnnkonjj la known
to hnvo coat over 300 livi.
Tlm Turklab pi-opli will cnll for n
clonn aweep of corrupt olllclala.
Th' work on tlm new I-'rmico-Ariirrl
van tnrllf trunty ia proci-edltiK rapidly,
(iould Hilmito In would welcome llnr
riman'a help in runnliiK' hia rnllrimdn.
A yiHini; nero hna been bunieil ut
the atnke in Texna for mi naanult on n
MetutnKini from tlm bnttleahlp Meet
Indicate tlmt it la ImvInK nu vnay trip
mid ia over l,'i(0 mllea from Honolulu,
Tlm rnllrnntla hnvo lieun jriven more
time to reiluce lumber rutea on condi
tion they ilo not enjoin tho Interatnto
Tnft linn been formally untitled of
111 nomluntiou. In hia apeech of nc
ceptnnce ho anld, that, if elected, bo
would tnku Itoonuvelt'a H)llcle na hia
Four lUiKK'eta welKhln nbout half n
Kuml ench ntid worth JfiOO, wero
found in n fnahlonnhlo realdcnce ilia
trict of Lou AiiKelea wlillo workmen
Nnn l'ntteraon ban beun expelled
Tho cnr la cntcrtnlnliiK l'realdont
FnllloroH, of Franco.
'Ilnrrlmnu In endenvorltur to aucuro
control of tho Gould roiula,
(lovernor NorrlH hna clcnrwl tho
Montuna bind board of fraud chargca.
Henrst opened tho Indeponiliiiico con
vention by ilenouncliif; thu old pnrtlea.
Tuft Ih rex)rted to lnvvo becomo
wedn'd In n tolupliono booth lit Hot
SpriiiKH, Vu mid u enrpvntor wiih
called to tmw litm out.
An lmK)rtnnt conforonco In IioIiik
hold by oIllclnlB of tho Justice depart
ment rcRnrdinir action to bo taken in
tho Standard Oil coao.
LESSEN MINE DEATHS.
European Expert to VUlt America
and Ootiduct Experiments.
i Washington, July 28. In rooiiau
to mi liivltntioii extended by tlm Unit
ml Hind' government In liulmlf of tlio
geological survey , (Inmt llrltnln, Ger
linnny mill Ilolgium will send to this
'country next month tlndr lending ex
pert In tlm prevention of mine dlana
tera, to ii til in tlio Inauguration of tho
work Imrii. Tlm negotiation wero
conducted through tlm Statu depart
ment. 'I ho thrrii experts nrn Cntitiiiti Dot.
borough, Inspector of explosive under
hid iioino oiiire, (iri'iit llrltnln;
oiuiauer, iifiui in urn licnnmi iiiitni er
vlri', mill Victor Vnltiyno, engineer-ln-clilif
of tliomlinlulstriitlnu of mine,
Belgium. It la expected that tho ox-
iiitrtu will rfiili N!itif Virl klu.ni fl...
loglml auney In engaged in erecting
plant for tlm puriioau of conducting In
vastlgntlona into tlm cnuao of mine
In compiiny with the oxtierl In
chnrgo of tlm technologic lirnnch of tlm
survey, tlu-y will visit tlm field of
Pennsylvania, tlm coal Held nf Illinois,
Wyoming, Colorado, Aliilmuin, Wml
Virglnln nnil Ohio, In order Hint tlny
inny Iciini tlm rotiilltloiM under which
(Mini U mined in tit In country.
l.xerliiient stntloris for tho proven-
lion of illnantTM hnvo been In njiern
tlon for it number of ymira in each
country represented liy tlm export,
nnd thero the ilrnth rale in tho mines
Iihn been reduced to n tnlultnuin.
With tho knowledge tlmt trilmt neci-
dent hnvo lireti Increaalng nod tlm
death rnti' coimtnutly becoming Inrger
tlm (J tiled Xtntea government authori
ties nre hastening to liegln tlm Inveatl
gat Inn which It In believed will grent
ly reduce tho low of life. It In ex
pected that the ndvler of tho forulgn
export will ho Invnlualile.
LEVEE QIVES WAY.
Camel Heavy DainaRa to Farm Land
on San Joaipiln.
Anlloch, Cnl., July SH. Uat niuht
nt ' o'clock ntMHit 200 feut of the Snn
Joaiiuln river levee Kvo way on the
fertilo Jeraey Ulaml tract located eiut
of here, lUxallnK the entire iinnd, com
prialiiK nearly 4,000 ncrea. The loa
will be nbout J r0, 001), nnd fnll princi
pally Uxm the Jeraey lalnnd company,
nlthouKh there are ninny amall fnrmera
who hold leniea who will lime every
thine;, a their crops were nil practi
cally ready to hnrveit.
Tho Jeraey lalmid company bad 100
ncrea of tlm (limit celery In the river
aectlon, eatlmnled nt H.000 cnrloiula,
that would have been ready to bnrveat
in nlHtut two montha. There wna nlno
fiOO ncrea of Mitntoea, bealilea other
veiretablea, Nothiii; will bo aaved.
Ilealdra thfa direct loan, all tlm
ditclma uaed for dralnine; tho lami will
bo ruined. Alio thouaaiwla of youni;
celery plunta that wero ready fur plant-
init nro umler wnter. It wna intended
to make thla one of the Inreat celery
lleiiia in tlm atute.
ENJOINS ADVANCE IN HATE.
Georgia Juilfta Grant an Injunction
Agalnit Southern Roadi.
Mount Airy, (in., July IW. On ap
plication of the Macon Grocery com
pany, and other merchant ami mer
cantile corporation! of the state, Judge
Seer, of thu United Slate court '
tenlay granted n preliminary Injunc
tion restraining the Atlantic Coast
Ittillrond couiHiiiy, the Louisville &
Nashville ami the Nnahville, CluUtn
tKMign & St. Louis, the Cincinnati,
New Orleans & Texan I'lielhY mxl the
Southern Hallway couiimilea from put
ting Into elTect the incrcnaed rate on
ahlpmentM of staple product from
WiHitern to Southern m)IiiIk, which the
rnilnmda have given notice to the In
terstate Commerce cnmmisalou will
take effect on August 1,
Judgo SMor will hear nrinimenU on
July Ul nt Mount Airy. Tho increase,
II carried Into eltect, tho potltion al
lege, will coat the ahlpiierH mid pur
chaaorn In Georgia from $1100,000 to
Drill Into Vault Room,
Seattle, WiMi., July 28. Cracks
men drilled their way Into tho vault
room of tho Seattle Safe Deinmlt com-
pnny'a vaults, nt 701 Flrat avenue, in
tlm heart of tlm huaituHM district, mat
night, but before they hud lighted tho
fuse attached to n pocket of it It ro t-ly-
cerlno attached to tlio main door of the
Inner strong box, A, J. F.lwoll, tho
manager, viaited tho vaults with Kd
Iliitlmlm, nf Portland, on an emergen
cy case and frightened them away.
I'.ntrauco would luivo Hecured vuluubleii
worth more than $1,000,000,
Coiners In Conl Mlno,
Yubovo, July i!8.- Whllo clearing
nwny tho ruins of tho explosion In the
KIpovHky mine, which occurred early
In thl month nnd resulted In tho death
of nearly 200 mon, tho olllcera today
found a not of counterfeiting tools and
n minnttty of spurious money. It Is
surmised that tho counterfeiters may
have boon responsible for tho disaster,
NEWS ITEMS FROM WASHINGTON, D. C. 1
FORMS NEW UNITS.
I'roiltlnnt Mnkoi Ohangei In Admin
litrallon of Fortius,
WnahltiKton, July 2H. A radical
cIibiiko ia to be Hindu in tho ndminla
trntion of foreat roaorvea, or Kntlonnl
fortwtfl, durlni; thu cornlriK fnll; not a
chnnKO of ollcy In any way, hut n
c'm"K( I" the maimer of disponing of
lon-atry buainraa. TliuchniiKO la prl
mnrlly In the Intereat of tho people of
the WiHt, but incidentally It bemiflU
tlm aervlce, in that it will aavo consld
ernblo time, mid permit of prompt ac
tion. In brief, tlm lurio clerical force of
tho foreat aorlvce, now mnlntnined In
WnahliiKton, la U bo divided in halve;
one hnlf will remain here, the other
half will hu ncntterod over tho Weat,
wherever the aervico mnintnlria dlvia
ion hendiiunrtera. About 2M clerkn
nnd ntenoraphera will bo aent out
from WnahlnKon to I'ortlnnd, Kan
Frnnclaco, Suit I.nku, Denver, Mia
aoulii mid Albuiueripie, from 40 to CO
KoIiik to ench place. Theao reajHCtlvu
oincea will lie plnciil In cliarnn of ml
minlatrntlve olllcera, yet to be nelect
til, mid once organized will handle and
diapoao of jiractlcally nil ndmlnlatrn-
tlvn iueationa tlmt ariiu In their re
Tlm I'ortlmid office, for inatnnce.
will baiHlIc all queationa nrlnlnK in thu
National (oreala of (JreK'on nml woali
Inyton ; Halt Lake City will handle
rimea from Idaho, Utah ami Nevada;
MliHMiuln will hamllu Montana mid Mill
neaotn mnttura, mxl Denver will take
caro of nueatlona nrliliiK In Colorado
Tbia chaiiKu In adminiatratioon will
not entail any new nmiointmenta what
aoever. All thu clerk will bo trans
ferred from WaahlnKton, and the ad
miniatrativu olllcera will be choaen
from mmiiiK the present olllclala of the
UIDS FOU COLLIERS HIGH.
Navy Department Reject and Will In
vile NeW Tenders.
WmMiigHiH. July 31 Acting Hero
larv wf tan Navy Npwrlwrry nnnouaeeil
.teiterilay that of tlie I Ida luhmittnl
fur rulliiri under the provlio nf the
naval appropriation art at the at ae
lN ii f eimrM. none will l,n nttlfae
lory lit niiNounen! nliio that, a no
eraerceHey nxiale.1 reipjiring InimiHliate
de.Uery of anv eollier, llir navy do
pnrtnmit wouhi invite lendera of en)
lem to lw delivered wltkln IS iminth",
apeeifviHg la tap invitation Itie en
ral ehNraeteriatie, aiewl, earryini; en
paelty nnd eipilpment neeeary fur the
The RpprnprintiiiN wn rSSSOOO for
eneh ewml, ami the word lay of Ike net
waa urh a to a Hon! nn nilvnntafp to
lh .Mnekuitla eomiwuy, whleh
ai tkre" eollier praetlenllr ready far
delivery. The iletmrt Hient deel.led that
the luil were exeeMJve, and did not
meet all nf the reimtremeHtn. The an
BuuHeenteHt nf the rejection of all bid
wa made after n enaferenee held by
Mr. Newlierry with Admiral Convene,
preIJeal of the Iwwrd of eomtruetioN,
and with repreMititativH of the com
panie which awhmitted bill.
Thw bid ware received during Uat
month. WIIIInki Cramp A Sou of Phil
adelphia, proH, In build three col
lier at 173 OOO eaehj the New York
Mhi lnilMIng enmHy, of Camden, N.
I. at flSSino eaeh; the Maaebuitti
Hhip eompany. of Ihi.ton, at l2ft,lKMI
neu. and I'e Marvlaad Steel eompany,
of llrfllimore, at 37fl,IKKI eieh.
Japanoio Sealers Duty.
Washington, July ?S. A dispatch
received by the Nnvy department to
day from the gunboat Yorktown, on
sealing jwtrol duty about the I'ribyxloh
Islands, Alaska, Indicntim that while
tho situation in sealing waters nt pres
ent is quiet, fivo Japanese schooners
are seiiling near tlm Island of St. Paul,
If the sealing vessels should encroach
upon tho seal preserves a serious clash
Colonel Symon Retires.
Waihlnglnn, July 31 Colonel Thn.
V. Sviiiona, corpi of engineers, wni
placed on tlio retired list of tho nrmy
yeerdny nu his application, nftcr
more than 37 years nf service. Colo
nel Hymens la now employed on the
New York state onnnl commission. He
wna formerly superintendent of public
grounila iu thli city,
Knocker Aro Challenged.
Oyster Hay, Aug I Morality of tlio
workers on the annum canal is to lie
the subject of a conference between
Prekidciil Roosevelt and Secretary of
War Wright today. Secretary llishop
of the canal couiiuUsiou said veslcr
dav "The president is annoyed at the
strictures on the morality nf the canal
camp and wishes ihem cleaned up."
Midshipman Losos Dorth.
Oyster liny, July !!0. Tho president
todoy approved an order for tho dis
missal of Midshipman James M. Har
alson from tho naval academy. Har
alson was found guilty of uslntr ob
scene language to an enlisted man.
QIVES ADDITIONAL TIME,
Commliilon Da fen Operation of He
duend Halei on Lumbar.
WahlnKfm, July .'10. Ufum ntuillcn-
tlon or tho ilufetidnuta In thu l'acilic
Lumber cnaea, tlm Interatnto Com
merce commission hns extended the
elftctlvo dntea of iu order from Au
jpjat Ifi to OcUber 15. Tbia nctlon
wna taken ujkjii the showing made by
tho carrier Involved that, owinj: to
tho Immenae number of rates involved,
It would be a physical impossibility to
check up tho rates and print and file
tho new tariff beforo August 1C, nnd
also upon their naaurance that, If the
extension waa granted, they would not
apply for nn injunction to restrain the
commission' order from becoming ef
fective. They expreaaly reserve tho right to
test thu reaaonableneaa of the rates
ordered by thu commission In a suit to
be brought for that purpose or in suit
which may develope out of reparation
elaima by ahlpjiers who have been ship
ping umier tne advanced rates. Th s
doe not Include the caao involving
rate from the Willamette valley via
San Francisco, on which thu Southern
1'nciflc has already filed a petition In
San Francisco asking an Injunction
against.thu commission' order.
Kills All Exequatur!.
Washington, July 30.- Drew Linnrd,
American consul at Ceiba, Honduras,
cabled the State department today that
President Davuilla had canceled his ex
equatur ami those of nil the other con
suls nt that tiort. There was no ex
planation of the net in tho cablegram,
but It I thought here thnt the consuls
united to prevent the execution of rev-
olutionisU who had Incurred the dis
pleasure of President Davuilla. It is
likely that nn nddltionnl lrunbont will
be ordered to Amapala nt once to assist
the Milwaukee in making n demonstra
tion against tho revolution. Thu Mil
waukee was ordered from Honolulu
Ready to Begin Tests.
Washington, Aug 1 The work of
inllatitig the big gash'.g of Captain
Thoma S Kaldwin's airship will be
begun today The tent in which the
balloon will be homed arrived at Fort
Meyer yesterday and will be pitched
tinlay liy Monday, barring accident!.
Captain llaldwin will be ready to make
his tint flight There is an element
of uncertainty as lo what Captain
Italdw in's aerial craft will do when
it get up in the air. many of its fea
ture! beiiiK new in Iht country In
the past Captain llaldwin has steered
hi balloon by shifting the weight of
New London I Penitent.
ihinjttnn, Aug I Satisfactory
urancc have lieen given the navv
department by the official! and citi
en of New I onilon. Conn . that
there will be no further discrimination
against the culUted men nf the navy,
or me uniform ni me united btate.
in the places nf public amusement
in that city A formal letter has been
received by Acting Secretary of the
Navy Newberry from the mayor of
New I ondoii MatttiK that amusement
manaKer of the city unite in extend
init a welcome to uniformed men of
Wright to See Rooievelt.
Wnahington, July 23. Secretary of
War Wright expect to go to Oyster
Hay tho latter part of this week to
confer with tho president on nendlnir
matters of Importance. Tho papers in
tho onto of tho oiirht endeta. whoso
dismissal from the military academy
was recommended by a board appoint
ed by Colonel Scott, suiH'rintendent of
the academy, have been returned to
thu War department from Oyster Haw
bearing tho approval of President
Roosevelt of tho ftndinj and sentence
of tho bonrd.
Shippers' Letter Not Received.
Oyster Hay, July 29. Whe,n sksed
today whether President Roosevelt had
taken any action on the letter reported
to have been sent to him by the Re
ceivers' nnd Shippers' association of
Cincinnati, asking him If ho Intends to
enforco n decree against sovernl rail
roads forbidding nn Increase in rates,
tho president's secretary said that no
bucIi letter had been received by the
Select Building Sites.
Washington. July 29.-1. II. Mo
Dowoll, of tho supervising architect's
office, has been selected special agent
lor mo 'l reasury department to select
sites for public buildings nt La Grando
and Pendleton, Or.; Wnlla Walla,
Wash., and Pocatello, Idaho. Mr. Mc
Dowell leaves for tho West tomorrow.
Equipped to Lay Mines,
Washington. July 29. By direction
of tho Nnvy department tho cruiser
Snn Francisco is being equipped for
the laying of mines.
HARRIMAN WILL FICJHT.
8larts Suit to Prevent Lumbermen
Qbtllng Reduced Rata,
Portland, July 27. Whllo tho re
duced trnnmcontlnrnUl rate on lum
ber nhlpinenU from Oreiron to tho Mid-
dlo Weat will go Into effect on nil line
on Auguat IS, the WillnmctUi valley
lumber mill men have not won their
flnnl round, lnc tho Southern Pacific
company ha opened flro from n new
quarter nnd sued in tho Federal court
for an IiijUnctl m against the Inter
ntato Commerce commission' order
cutting down the 16 rnUi to San Fran
cisco and bay points. The new attack
by thu Southern Pacific conipany will
again check the lumber industry in the
valley, as It clouds thu future with un
Temiiorary Injunctions are regarded
a very dangerous to business pros
pect, and especially so in this case.
Although the railroad propose to give
a bond to Indemnify lumber manufac
turer In event of losing tho railroads'
casu In court, the alleged bond does not
prove to be any proUction to tho lum
ber Industry. No new lumber mill Is
going to start up and no old mill Is go
ing to resume business on tho promlso
of a railroad company to reimburse the
mill should a lower rate ultimately be
It is believed by well-informed law
yers mat mere doe not exist more
than one chance in 100 for the South
ern Pacific company to win any Import
ant ground In the tight against railroad
regulation as a result of its newest at
tack upon the validity of the Hepburn
law. Should thu company win this
suit It would destroy the Interstate
Commerce commission as at present
created and organized.
DOUBT SULTAN'S GOOD FAITH.
People of Constantinople Accept
trade With Stolidity.
Constantinople, July 27. The mo
mentous act of the sultan of Turkey In
proclaiming yersteday the restoration
of the constitution of 187G has left
the population of Constantinople un
moved. The aspect of the city is to
day perfectly normal and there have
been no manifestations of satisfaction
of any kind. The stolid fatalism of
the Moslems, who for centuries past
have been accustomed to a regime of
personal rule and who arc not used to
political freedom, is thought partly to
explain the apathy everywhere appar
ent. Added to this is skepticism regard
ing the durability of the new era prom
ised. Furthermore, past experience
and the fact that the sultan conceded
a re-establishment of the constitution
under extreme pressure inclines the
Turks to the belief that the concession
Is intended merely to surmount the
present troubles and avert the threat
ened disruption of tho empire, and that
the earliest opportunity will be taken
again to suspend tbo charter of liberty.
TOOLE UNDER CHARGES.
Waives Immunity and Denies Compli
city in Land Frauds.
Great Falls, MonL, July 27. On ac
count of charges made in connection
with state timber land in the Flathead
valley district, an investigation has
been in progress at Kalispell before
Governor Norrls, and land board and
ex-Governor Toole, who was a member
of the board when the sales under in
vestigation were made. The charges
are to the effect that the commission
favored the big land companies by sell
ing to them through dummies valuable
timber land for less than It was worth,
Several witnesses today testified that
dummy names were used.
When Mr. Toole wished to take the
stand attorneys for the complainants
objected on tho ground that to permit
such testimony would grant immunity
to any person so testifying. On be
half of the governor himself and the
other members of the board, the at
torney general waived such immunity.
Mr. Toole emphatically denied the
charges mado by Prodger, as did Mr.
Galen, Secretary of Stato Yoder nnd
Superintendent Harmon. Mr. McCrca
also denied having made any such re
mark to Prodger. Tho investigation
will bo continued and Governor Norrls
Insists ho will go to tho bottom of
Mount Baker In Eruption.
Rellingham, Wash., July 27. Mount
Haker Is now a seething volcano, and
three craters aro belching forth vapors
and sulphurous fumes, according to
fivo members of nn exploring pnrty
which left this city Tuesdny nnd re
turned last night. 'I ho mnin crater Is
now at least AV feet In diameter, nnd
tho intense heat caused by tho interior
fires has molted tho snow from
around its mouth, causing numerous
landslides. Tho smaller craters, which
aro estimated to bo nbout 800 feet
from the main one, aro more active.
Wool Market Reported Active.
Dillon, Mont., July 27. Tho past
week has been very active in tho wool
markets. Sales amounted to 250,000
pounds at prices ranging from 14 to
17ft cents. At Lowiston the buyers
and growers have deadlocked over
prices, and the greater part of the
1 three million pounds will be consignee.
Venezuelan Consul Expelled From
PROTECTED BY DUTCH SOLDIERS
People of Island Demand Protection
Agalnit Venezuela and Cruder
Qelderland It Sent.
Willcmstad, Island of Curacoa. July
28. Tho population hero mado a big
demonstration against Scnor Lopez,
the Venezuelan consul, who retires,
when he sailed on tho steamer Mara
calbo today. A largo military forco
protected Senor Lopez on his way to
tho steamer and soldiers aro patrolling'
tho streets. Tho populace Is overjoyed
with the order of tho governor exiling'
tho Venezuelan consul.
The principal club here admitted
everybody today on account of tho
occurrence, and thero was great joy
manifested when it became generally
known that Senor Lopez had left.
, The public demands from the govern
ment protection against Venezuela, and
insists that a naval force shall bo sent
to declare that the traffic in arms and
ammunition shall be free and to compel
Venezuela to respect the Dutch flag.
The Dutch cruiser Gclderland, arriv
ed here this morning and went first to
the quarantine station. The cruiser
had as a passenger M. do Reus, tho
Dutch minister who u expelled by
President Castro. She has been order
ed back to Venezuela to protect Dutch
Interests as their condition Is now con
INQUIRE INTO INCREASE.
InterttatelCommerce Commliilon to
Washington, July 28. The Inter
state Commerce commission today is
sued a statement that without waiting
for filing of complaints It will institute
an Investigation in its own motion for
the purpose of determining whether
advances in freight rates are justified.
"The commission," tho statement
says, "has no authority to suspend a
proposed advance in rates and can or
der reduction of the advanced rates
only as the result of an investigation
fater the advanced rates have become
effective, but tho commission, while It
could make no order prior to the actual
advancement of rates, has almost un
limited power of investigation, and it
Is understood that if the tariffs filed
with the commission show Increases
the commission without waiting for
the filing of the formal complaints,
will institute an investigation on its
own motion for the purposo of determ
ining whether or not the advances aro
"Such general information would
enable it to handle promptly any com
plaint which may be filed against ad
vanced rates. The commission is hav
ing a close check kept of all advances
in freight rates."
TYPHOON AT HONGKONG.
Wrecks Buildings and Steamers and
Manila, July 28. AJlestructivo ty
phoon swept over Hongkong at mid
night last night causing heavy loss of
life among the Chinese residents and
unrooting many buildings. Tho ty
phoon caused tempestous sens, which
resulted in several steamers being
The Uritlsh steamers Persia nnd
Schuylkill and tho coasting steamers
Charles Harden and Laisang were bat
tered against the shores, where at last
reports they are still resting.
The crew of the Dritish cruiser As
traea performed gallantly in attempt
ing to rcscuo tho Chinese crew of a
junk. After battling desperately in
tho mountainous seas for over an hour,
the llritishcrs succeeded in rescuing
six out of a total of 13. The remain
ing seven were drowned. Tho property
loss on shore will bo heavy.
Aik Money to Reclaim Wet Land.
Memphis, Tenn., July 28. An effort
will be mado to get a largo proportion
of tho government fund of $38,000,000,
for the reclamation or wet lands in the
Mississippi valley by the Mississippi
Valley Dralnago and Good Roads asso
ciation, which began its annual meet
ing here today with delegates from
Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and
Mississippi. If tho convention suc
ceeds In its effort to bring about a big
national undertaking, thousands of
acres of land which now ia worthless
will be rendered valuable.
Scout Crulsen Completed.
Boston. Mass.. July 23. Tho For
River Shipbuilding company today offi
cially turned over to tho Navy depart
ment the now scout cruiser Salem,
whose recent trials showed her to ba
the fastest large ship of tho Anerie&a