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HARRIMAN IS DEAD
Victor tn Financial Battles Loses
to Grim Reaper.
MIND REMAINED CLEAR TO LAST
Secrecy Preserved Until Stock Mar
ket Closed Time Misstated
Whole Family Preient.
Arden, Sept. 10. Edward H. Harri
man, the greatest organizer of rail
roads tho world has ever known, met
tho only lasting defeat of Ills active
lifo at tho hands of death. Secluded
in his magnificent homo on Tower
Hill, ho succumbed to an intestinal
disorder yesterday after a fight against
dlseaso that will rank for sheer grit
with his remarkable struggles in the
Tho exact time of his death is known
only in that limited circle of relatives
and associates who had shiolded Mr.
Harriman from all outside annoyanco
during his last Illness. The time was
given out as 3:35 p. tn., but Mrs. Mary
Slmonde, sister of the dead man, said
last night that Mr. Harriman died at
1:30 p. m. Whether this apparent
discrepancy has any bearing on the
current belief that every effort was
made to lessen the influence of the
financier's death on the New York
stock market is problematical. But it
is significant that the time of his
death, as officially announced, was just
35 minutes after trading had ceased on
the New York exchange.
Mr. Harriman died peacefully and
to the end bis brilliant mind retained
its clearness. After relapse on Sun
day he sank slowly and soon after noon
yesterday there camo a relapse that
marked the approach of the end. His
wife, two daughters and two sons, who
have been constantly with him, assem
bled at the bedside and a carriage was
hastily dispatched for Mrs. Slmonds,
whose homo is three miles from the
Tower Hill borne. Mrs. Simonds en
tered the great silent home in time to
be present at her brother's death. She
joined the wife and children, who,
with Dr. W. G. Lyle, of New York,
and Orlando Harriman, a brother, and
the nurses, formed a group at the bed
side. Mr. Harriman will be placed at
rest in the family plot at the little
graveyard behind St. John's Episcopal
church at Arden. He will rest beside
his eldest son, Edward H. Harriman,
Jr., who died 22 years ago, soon after
the family first came to Arden. The
cervices will bo beld at 3:30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, and, it is under
stood, will be strictly private.
Edward Henry Harriman will go
down in history as ono of the most
spectacular financial geniuses, most
daring stock speculators and greatest
railroad magnates of bis time. He
was born at Hempstead, L. I., Febru
ary 25, 1848, the son of Rov. Orlando
Harriman, Jr., rector of an Episcopal
church in that town, founded in 1702.
The early life of the future man of
millions was one of great poverty. His
father was a cultured but poor man,
his mother came from an old aristo
cratic, but equally impecunious family
of New Brunswick, N. J.
Edward H. Harriman received his
early education at the district school
and supplemented it by a two years'
course in a boys' school under church
auspices, where the sons of clergymen
paid practically nothing for their edu
cation. Edward Henry Harriman began his
career as clerk in a broker's office on
Wall street He showed no unusual
ability and for many years gave no
promiso of his later brilliant develop
ment. Socially he was well liked and
those who knew him at that time des
cribed him as a sociable young man,
always full of fun. Ho was noted,
however, for a mind of his own. What
he wanted he generally obtained, but
his desires and ambitions were, at that
time, at least, neither very sweeping
nor particularly important.
How he obtained his start and the
funds which enabled him to buy a seat
on the New York stock exchange, have
never been clearly explained. The
most widely accepted explanation,
however was to the effect that during
tho famous "gold corner" engineered
by Gould, Fisk, Kimber and others,
Edward II. Harriman plunged with all
his own money and some borrowed from
Squaw's Claims Settled.
San Francisco, Sept 10. Heirs
named in the will of John II. Hlte, a
millionaire mining man of Mariposa,
Cat., have effected a settlement with
his Indian widow, it was announced to
day, and within a week more than $0,
000,000 will be distributed. Hito was
a pioneer in the California gold fields
and married an Indian woman, from
whom he afterward separated, making
an alio wanes for her maintenance. She
was not provided for in his will and
the contest followed at his death. The
cult was compromised zor iw,vuu, i
his brother Orlnndo, and clonred enough
to buy himself, in August, 1870, n sent
on tho Now York stock exchange.
loung Harriman married early In lifo
and married very well. His wife was
Miss Mnry Avcrell, of Rochester, N.
Y., whoao father was a capitalist and
a successful railroad man.
For h number of years tho broker
firm of E. II. Harriman & Co. did a
thriving business on Wall street, spec
ulating with lla own funds and execut
ing commissions for tho Vandorbllta
and othor wealthy capitalist clients. It
was not until 1883 that E. II. Harri
man came activoly into tho railroad
field. At that time ho had becomo
known as a capitalist, ono of tho fow
who had gathered together great for
tune in tho ten troublo years between
1870 and 18S0. Ho was credited with
having in his strong box a fair list of
stocks ho had picked up at extremely
low prices during tho various panics.
Along in 1S83 ho was elected a di
rector of tho Illinois Central railroad.
Whether Mr. Harriman entered tho
railroad field in accordanco with an al
ready matured plan of his or whether
his accidental acquaintance with rail
road matters suggested to him tho
enormous possibilities of acquiring tho
control of largo railroad systems, is
not definitely known. At all events,
Mr. Harrlman's.entry Into tho direct
orate of the Illinois Central railroad
marked tho beginning of his career as
a manipulator of rallrorad stocks and
reorganizer of raiload systems which,
in the course of 10 or 15 years made
him one of tho greatest railroad kings
over known In tho united States and
placed him in control of moro than 64,
000 miles of water transportation lines
and of railroad lines of an estimaUd
length of 27,000 miles.
The railroads included in tho Harri
man system were of sufficient mileage
to reach more than two and one-half
times around the globe. Thoy com
prised the following:
Union racific. Southern Pacific, Ore
gon Short Line, Oregon Railroad &
Navigation company, Illinois Central,
Georgia Central, Baltlmoro & Ohio,
Delaware & Hudson, Erie, New York
Central, Pere Marquette, San Pedro,
Los Angeles & Salt Lake, St Joseph &
Grand Island, St Paul & Northwestern.
Harriman was in addition the head
of four steamship companies, ono of
which operates steamers across the Pa
cific He was also in the directorate
of tho Wells Fargo Express company,
tho Western Union Telegraph company,
the Colorado Fuel & Iron, The Guaran
tee Trust and the Equitable companies
of New York, the National City bank,
and 31 other corporations.
GENERAL CORBIN DEAD.
Noted Army Man Passes Away After
New York, Sept 9. Lieutenant
General Henry C. Corbindledin Roose
velt hoapoital in this city yesterday
after an operation for a renal disorder.
General Corbin would have been 07
years old in a few days. Mrs. Corbin
and ex-Governor Myron T. Herrick
were at bis bedside when death occurr
ed. He had been ill for two years.
Acrnmnanfori hv Mm fVirhfn nnrl Mm
daughter, Mrs. Parsons, of Ardsley,
N. Y., he went to Carlsbad for trest
ment on June 12 lost The waters
there appeared to have improved his
condition after two weeks' stay, and he
returned to England, where bis former
trouble recurred and he went to Paris
to consult physicians. Tho troublo de
veloped more seriously while in Paris,
and he determined to return to Ameri
ca. J. G. Schmidlapp, of Cincinnati,
met him in Paris and with Mrs. Corbin
they sailed for New York on the steam
er Rotterdam, which arrived here Sun
day. The general was taken to the
Hotel Martinlquo In this city, and Dr.
Frank Erdwurm was summoned. Tho
physicians advised that General Corbin
be removed to the Roosovelt hospital,
and he was taken there on Monday.
The operation was performed Tuesday
morning by Dr. Lauceus Hotchkiss.
Englishmen See the Joke.
London, Sept 0. The morning pa
pers apparently consider that tho Polar
controversy has passed the stage where
serious comment will prove any useful
purpose. All statements from either
side tending to throw light on the dis
puted points are printed In full, but
most of the papers either refrain from
making editorial comment or confine
themselves to a few semi-humorous re
marks. The Daily News points out
the complete unreliability of evidence
from Eskimos, who are likely to say
anything calculated to please.
Otter Hunting Is Stopped.
Victoria, B. C, Sept 10. Word has
been received by tho Victoria Sealing
company that the sealing achoonar
Thomas F. Bayard, which has been in
Behring sea hunting for sea otter, has
been orderd from the bunting grounds
by a United States revenue cutter. As
hunting for sea otter is not prohibited,
protest will be made to Ottawa with a
view to having representations mado
Wellman Gives Up Dash.
Christiana, Sept 0, A special dis
patch from Tromsoe says that Walter
Wellman has instructed his agent to
arrange for the return of all theexplor-
er's property from Virgo bay.
I OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FARM SELLS FOR SIO0.QOO.
Ashland Tract, Cultivated Since 1003,
Brings Fancy Prlco.
Ashland Ono of tho biggest real es
tatu deals In the history of this section
was tho Kalu of tho E. K. Anderson
farm, fivo miles northeast of Ashland,
ono of tho oldest and choicest farms
In the Rogua river valley to G. A,
Morso for $100,600. Mr. Morso Is re
cently from Louisiana, and ho has ex
tensive investments In this section.
Tho farm disposed of consists of 306
acres, tho solo prico being $350 an
aero. Of tho tract sold 43 acres aro
in apple and peach trees from two to
seven years old. Fifty acres aro in
alfalfa, tho remainder being devoted to
general farming. All of it Is cholco
fruit land favorably located, and the
entire tract, will eventually bo turned
into fruit acreago.
Mr. Anderson has farmed this par
ticular tract of land slnco 1863, and
upon it grew tho first wheat ever
milled in this part of the state. Somo
years ago ho purchased homo property
In Ashland and has only lived on tho
fnrm a portion of tho time, a son. G.
N. Anderson, having chargo of tho
APPLES AT TOP PRICE.
Hood River Unton Closes 8160,000
Deal With Eastern Buyers.
Hood River Joseph Stoinhardt, of
tho commission firm of Stelnhardt &
Kelly, tho New York firm that bought
tho output of the Hood River Applo
growers' union last year, has set tho
apple buying ball rolling by again pur
hcaslng the entire crop handled by the
union at a gross figure that will total
According to Mr. Stelnhardt and the
officers of the union, tho announcement
of the site will cause a quick scramble
for box fruit In othor Northwest sec
tions, as they havo been waiting for
the signal from Hood River in order to
get a line on prices.
Tho salo includes tho purchase of
C0.G00 to 70.000 boxes of fancy fruit
or about 125 cars, and It Is claimed
that it will be the biggest deal made
this year by ono firm. The fruit is to
be especially packed for Stoinhardt and
Kelly and will be labeled with a new
label jut t adopted by the union and an
effort will be mado to send one largo
shipment in a solid train of refrigera
tor cars to New York.
Would Hurry Allotments.
Klamath Falls Complaint is mado
of unnecessary delay In allotments of
mo Klamath Indian reservation, lne
matter U in tho hands of Rev. II. F.
White, who began the task two years
ago. At that time It was announced
that it would require not more than six
months to do the work. When the
Indians have received their lands there
will be left over about 200,000 acres
of fertile farming land, stock range
and timbered tracts. If these lands
are opened for settlement It will mean
an enormous influx of people into the
Klamath country and will greatly in
crease the resources of this section.
Milton Growers Ship Apples.
Milton W. E. Gibson, of tho Slbson
Fruit company, of Chicago, Is in Mil
ton shipping about 100 carloads of
prunes bought from tho Milton Fruit
growers' union. The prlco bolng paid
la $32 per ton. Last year tho crop
was sold for $15 per ton. A large
force of pa:kors has been employed in
the sheds for two weeks and a larger
force of piekors has been engaged in
gathering the fruit The orchards
owned by C. L. Stewart, C. W. Ray
and John M. Brown, near Crockett ore
good illustrations of the prune Indus
Drill for Oil Near Roseburg.
Roseburg The Dlllard Development
company has received a drilling outfit
to be used In drilling for oil near Look
ing Glass, about 12 miles west of this
city. Indications of oil have been
known in this vicinity for a long time.
Although tho machine is capable of
going down 2,000 feet, it is expected
oil will be reached at less than that
Crop Prospects Good,
Klamath Falls Rocont rain through
out the entire Klamath country huvo
put the fall range In good condition
and stock is doing well, Tho moisture
did some damago to the hay crop on
tho ground, but the loss Is slight
Grain was not Injured, but harvesting
will be a few days lato on account of
tho rains. Tho grain yield will bo ex
Cold Beach Mines Active,
Gold Beach Considerable activity is
being manifested here in the copper
mines. An English syndicate has re
cently purchased the Shasta Costa
properties, paying $12,000 for them.
Tho syndicate has also bonded the
Deans - Crook holdings for 120.000. The
hills are alive with prospectors.
STARTS PHEASANT INDUSTRY.
Lebanon Fancier Succeeds In an Un
Lebanon R, F. Simpson, residing
here, is preparing to ship a carload of
rlngnock pheasants to tho gamo war
den of Idaho, tho birds to bo used for
breeding purposes. Simpson Is said to
bo tho only man in America who could
fill such n largo order for tho much
prized gnmo bird.
Mr, Ulmson embarked In this In-,
dustry last year. A Person unac
quainted with tho Incroaao of thl
feathered family would say that ho had
mot with fairly good success for an
amateur, but tho gentleman declares
ho has learned somo tricks which will
materially aid him in tho future.
To commence with, Mr. Simpson had
212 hvnu and fivo roosters. At this
tlmo ho has over 200 young ones, rang
ing In slzo from threo days old to half
grown birds of this season's rearing,
and tho hens aro still laying.
White bantnn hens aro used for hatch
ing purposes, they having been found
to be moro caroful and painstaking
with tho young than tho other of tho
feathered tribe by Mr. Simpson.
Experlcnco has taught that bens of
larger breed are apt to becomo restless
and move about on the nest moro than
the bantam, thus causing tho death of
many of the young Immediately after
leaving the shell.
Mr. Simpson Is raising two kinds of
pheasants the rlngneck and tho gold
en, tho latter being from tho northern
part of China.
Prune Packers at Work.
Eugene- Tho Eugeno Fruit Growers'
association has begun packing fresh
prunes for shipment. The association
expects to ship a carload of prunes to
tho East every other day for two weeks
or moro. Contractu havo boon made
for over six carloads. Tho crop In tho
vicinity f Eugene this year, while
light, Is of excellent quality and will
bring the highest prlco In tho Eastern
markets. Besides the prunes to be
shipped by the Fruit Growora' associa
tion, there will be several carloads
sent out by the Allen Fruit company,
which operates an evaporator and can
Planing Mill for Pendlaton.
Pendleton Pendleton Is to havo a
now industry in tho shspe of a planing
mill. Ucn Hill, manager of tho 'Pen-
dleten Lumber company, has made an
nouncement to that effect The com
pany will put about $20,000 In equip
ment and expects to Install tho plant aa
soon as a suitablo location can be found.
The mill when in operation will employ
about 30 men and will do both retail
and wholesale business.
Butter City creamery, extras, 34c;
fancy outside creamery, 30ft(34c; store,
21(?i22c. Butter fat prices average
IJfc per pound under rogular butter
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 30tff
31c per dozen.
Poultry Hens, lGiftlGHc; springs,
lCfftlOJfc; roosters, OtfClOc: ducks.
young, 14i.; geeso, young, 10c. tur
keys, 20c; squabs, $1.762 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, lOGClOKc per pound.
Veal Extra, I0i(0e per pound.
Wheat Bluestom, 04c; club. 84c:
red Russian, 82Hc; valley, 80c; fife,
84c; Turkey red, 84c; 40-fold, 8GJc.
Barloy feed, $20.50 per ton: brow
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley.
$13Cn5 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
$10.500817.50; alfalfa, $14; clover,
$14; cheat, $13(7(14.60; Rran hay, $16
Grain Bags C'jc each.
Fruits Apples, $l(t2.25 per box;
pears, $1.26(7(1.60; peaches, 60c$1.10
per crate ; cantaloupes, $1(32.60 ; plums,
2fi(7?76c per box; watermelons, llc
per pound; grapes, 76ctf($1.25.
Potatoes $1 per sack; sweet pota
toes, 2fc per pound.
Onions $1.23 per sack.
Vegetables Beans, 4Ff6cpr pound;
cabbage, KitHjc; cauliflower. 76cft
$1.26 perdozen; celery. 50c(ft$l; corn,
160t20c; cucumbers, 10(25c; onions,
12k(16c; parsley, 36c; peas, 7c per
pounu; peppers, Ofinioc; pumpkins, Ijtf
iil)ic', radishes, IGcpordozon; squash,
6c per pound ; tomatocs,40(ftC0c per box.
Hops 1009 contracts, 21c nor pound:
1008 crop, 16716Xc; 1907 crop, 11
lltfc; luoo crop, 8c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16(ffi23c per
pound; valley, 2325c; mohair, cholco,
Cattle Steers, top, $4.60; fair to
good, $404,25; common, $3.76(fi)4;
cows, top, $3.4003.06; fair to good
$8(23,25; common to medium, $2.6O(J0
2.76; calves, top, $6(36.60; heavy,
$3.60(34; bulls and stags, $2.7503.25;
Sheep Top wethers, $4; fair to
good, $3.50(3,76; ewes, K 1"" on
all grades; yoarllngs, best, $4; fair to
good, $3.6003,75; spring lambs, $5JJ)
Hogs Best, $8.25(88.76; fair to
good, $7.76(38; stockors, $C7; China
fats, $7.G08. j
FARMERS TO KEEP RLGORDH.
Census Director Dursml's Appeal for
Accurate Farm Data,
Washington, Sept 11.- It will bo
suggested by U. H. Census Director
Durand to tho farmers all over tho
country that tho work of securing ac
curate returns at the coming census of
agriculture will ho greatly facilitated
If tho farmers will keep or provide
somo sort of written record of their
farm operations during the year. 1009.
This effort to secure the fnrmers' er
sonal co-operation Is hut one of a num
ber of ways and moan chosen by Di
rector Durand In the effort tn secure
an accurate, expeditious and econom
ical census concerning Hulatlun, agri
culture, manufactures, mines and quar
ries, which aro tho subjects of inquiry
do lined In tho census law,
Notwithstanding tho value of tho
population returrns for tho (xillticnl
purpose of reapportioning representa
tion In tho congress of the United
States and of tho statistical Informa
tion derived from an nnalysis of tho
imputation details, the census of agri
culture, of all thu subject In tho cen
sus law, Is regarded a of tho greatest
In 1900 tho census found 5,739,067
farms, an Increase of 1,176,010 uver
the total fur 1890, Tho 18U0 figure
were 665,734 higher than tho number
of farms counted In tho 18H0 census.
Taking tho Increato between 1890 and
1900 and adding that number to the
total reported for 1900, an estimated
or approximate number of farm exist
ing at tho time of the thirteenth cen
sus may be.ascortalned; tho process of
calculation being that called "arith
metical progression," tho mothod chos
en by the majority of statisticians and
also used by the census bureau.
There foro the 1910 total should reach
6,914,07.1, or roughly, about 0,000,000
farms, which is the number estimated
by Chief Statistician Power. Thorn
were 10,433,188 males and females
over 10 yeara of ago June 1, 1900, en
gsgod In agricultural pursuits. Prof,
Powers bellovea tho 1910 census will
swell that numbor to tho extent of aov
In order that the farmer may'bcgln
at once, Director Durand Indicates as
follows, what ocratlons aro, to be re
corded, although the schedule Is still
In Incomplete shapo;
"Each person In chargo of a farm
will be asked to state the acreage and
value of his farm; that Is, tho acreage
and value of the land kept and culti
vated by him; also the area of land
In his farm covered with woodland;
and finally, that which Is utilized. for
s Mic I fled farm purpORoa.
"bach farmer will bo asked to give
tho acreage, quantity produced and
value of each crop, Including grains,
hay, vegetables, fruits, cotton, tobac
co, etc., raised on tho farm in the sea
son of 1J09,
"Each farmer will bo asked to re
port the number and value of all do
mestic animals, iwultry, and swarms
of bees on the farm April 15, 1910;
also tho number and value of young
animals, such aa calves, colts, lambs,
pigs; and of young fowls, such as
chicken, turkey, duck, etc., raised
on tho farm In 1909. Ho will bo fur
ther asked to slate the number and kind
of animals sold during 1909 and tho re
ceipts for such sales, tho number pur
chased and tho amount paid thorefor;
and also tho number slaughtered for
food and the value of such animals.
"Tho law requires a report of tho
number of cows kept for dairy purposes
in 1909, and tho total estimated amount
of milk produced on the farm; also
tho amount of butter and cheese sold
and the amount received from such
sale. The censua will seek to ascer
tain tho quantity and value of all eggs,
honey and wax produced on tho farm
"Of tho expenditure of tho farm,
tho census schedule will call for n state
ment of tho amount paid farm labor;
tho amount paid for feed for live stock;
and tho amount expended for fertiliz
ers In 1910.
Tho information roportcd on tho ag
ricultural schedule will not bo used ns
n basis of taxation or communicated to
Dlroctor Durand wants tho farmers
to keep books this year so that guess
work and recollection will bo elimin
ated as far aa possible.
Carried 820,000 Supplies.
Gloucester, Mass., Sept. 11. Tho
schooner John R. Bradley, on which
Dr. Frederick A. Cook mado his trip
to tho Arctic, csrrlod mora than $20,.
000 worth of supplies, Including pom
mlcun and wood brought from the
West und especially suitablo for
sledges. This statement was mndo
todoy by Benjamin A. Smith, who out
flitted tho vessel, Mr. Smith said that
Captain Bartlett romarkod that It
looked Ilka a long trip to tho Arctic.
Ho recalled also that groat secrecy was
maintained during tho outfitting.
Mining Congress to Meet.
Goldfiold, Nov., Sept 11. Tho
Unlted;States, Canada and Moxlco will
bo represented by about 2.000 dele
gates fcto tho Amerlcnn Mining con
gress, which will hold Its 12th annual
this city September 27 to
October 2. Twenty-five political sub
divisions of this country, including
Alaska, wlll'.havo representation.
Flashes News o( Discovery ol
Most Northern Point,
AMERICAN FLAG NAILED TO POLE
Brief MesstRo Announces Nueces
After Lifetime of Elfort-No
Trace of Cook,
New York, Sept 7. Peary ha
reached tho North Pole. It ha been
doubly discovered. From the bleak
const of Labrador Commander Peary
yesterday flashed the new that hn had
attancd hi goal In tho Far North,
while at the same moment In Denmark
Dr. FrtUrlck A. Cook was being dined
and lionized by royalty fur tha sauta
Yankee grit ha conqueredjtho froten
North and there hat been created a r
Incldnci) such a the world will never
Two American havo planted thn
Hag of their country In the land of Ice,
which man haa sought to enetrte for
four centuries; and each, Ignorant of
the other' conquest, has sent within a
period uf five day, n loeoaeonle mes
sage of urces,
A dispatch from St John, N. F
say that Peary found no trace of Dr.
Cook. Thl new reached here lest
night through Captain Robert JUrlleti,
of the Roosevelt, Peary's ship.
While Peary doo not expressly re
pudiate Dr. Cook' contention In o
many words, hi statement may havo
an ImiwrUnt bearing uon determining
tho extent of Dr. Cook' exploration.
Tho Roosevelt was In good condition
ami tho crew all right. Captain Bart
lott wired, and he reKrted that tha
schooner Jeannle, carrying supplies for
the expedition, had met them off tho
coast of Greenland.
RAILROADS IN WAR.
New Schedules Being Arranged
Pacific Coast Lines.
Chicago, Sept 7.- -When the Hill
lines announced five day ago that they
would lop ten hour off the fastest
time between Chicago and the North
Pacific coast point they Inaugurated a
pcd war that ha now spread over
tho entire transcontinental railway
map. In tho Southwest territory, thn
fight la on for tho mall contracts, but
to got these, tho road must put on
faster ami better trains. The Santa
Fa projKwc to cut ten hours off It
time between Kansas City and I-o
Angole and It rival aro scurrying
In every direction and ordering their
expert to "string" new scheule, gl
equipment In the topmost condition
and bo ready to moot tho tlmo of tho
The fight started when tho Hill
lines apparently sought to forestall tho
St Paul road, which, with It PugoL
ound extension, will soon be In a posi
tion to make troublo In regard to rate-earn!
Both of these move took tho com
petitor of the Burlington by eurprlso
and caused no end of scurrying ami
CANADA WANTS OWN NAVY,
Three Shipbuilder Consider Locating
Yards In Dominion,
Ottawa, Ont, Sept 7. Canada la
extremely anxious to possets a war
licet of Its own and effort aro being
put forth to Induce British shipbuilder
to locate plant on Canadian oll. It
i said thren world farnou shipbuilders
aro now considering proposal to loeato
branch yard In thn Dominion and havo
been assured that tho Canadian Govern
ment will grant every concession In tho
way of tariff or In any other line pus-
While tho Canadian ministers at tho
London conforenco on naval defenso
havo kept tho government hero advised
on tho different step of tho negotia
tions, an olllclal account of what haa
been agreed upon haa not yet boon re
ceived. Americans Are In Flood.
Monterey, Mux,, Sept. 7. General
Trovlno, commanding tho military
zone, received a dispatch tonluht from
Tamplco, stating that Soto Ln Marina
and tho surrounding country, In which
aro many Amorlcan oil men. had been
overwhelmed by n tidal wuve. Tho
dispatch states that tha Inhabitants of
Soto La Marina had taken rofugo In
tho hills and werodestltuto, Tho town
of Tula, In tho state or Tamaulipa,
wasawept by nnother flood Sunday,
houses bolng carrlod away and rich
Wireless Across Ocoan.
Paris, Sept 7. Wireless messages
from Now York aro now rocolved or
Intercepted almost dally by tho mili
tary station on tho Eiffel tower, Oc
casionally radio telegrams havo also
been recolvod from Canada, which It is
believed form a record In wireless.