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EVENTS jFTBE DAY
Newsy Items flnlliorcd from All
Paris ol tho World.
-PREPARED FOR THE BUS1T READER
Lois Important but Not Lett Inter
siting Happenings from Point
Outside tlio Slate.
'I'h ft w showered with flf ta by
A. I. Chnrllnn declare tlin heavy
trains from tlio Mast will continue,
Tliuiim .1. Llpton l niixlou for nn
other try fur tho American yacht cup,
Cook's discovery of tho North l'olo
1 uOUInlly recognised In Now York
It In now reported that Minister
Crnnn U tho victim of political In
Torrllilo dorm In Houth kill at
lend ftt), nnil oauae Immense property
I'rtlitcnt MotTnlt sy tho Oregon
KlwJtrle will ultimately hull'! on to
Superior Judge at Washington rule
thnt It U uut necessary to deelnro one'
Htlltles wlmn rojUtrltn: In Hut state.
A woman drawn by mistake a a
Juror nt ! Angelr declare lie will
ervn, uhI Itixro ems to bo nothing
to pievcnt It.
A family feud near Laey, Wash.,
rmiltfHl In tho Mowing up of a homo
hy dynamite, and oKted a whole
ImwwL(1 of degenerate.
Hvi) ownvlet at wuk en read near
jMsImh, Or., ovorwwret their two
guard ami awsnped, taking two auto-
HMtk revolver, (Ml In oaih and a
Wmi mill buggy.
Japan I praawlng her demand on
Itttaafcin offlelaU oipfllwl an Ameri
can at Ike uxplrnttea of lilt paasert.
Killing frost Ih tho Houth have
rnWml the prise of eutton eonslderahly.
An Italian war-Alp baa arrlviM at Han
l'rftMttu to wrtUIHto In tho l'ortela
A robber who hail held up a Chisago
Iwnk remimltted aut(la whon cornered
Taft promise to help statehood In
ArlMtwi, and sounds warning against
fad uf Oklahoma.
Hill say Oregon Trunk lino will
lmlld feeders In Oregon, but not extend
th wn Into California.
A 1'orlland man helped hU wlfo draw
up tho (taper In her dlvoreo proceed
ing against himself,
Tho rceont blluard caused many
whlpwrceka on thn Great I.akrs, and
ootiildernlilo loii of life.
It li believed Uiat thn Japanese gov
ernment, for personal reasons, forced
tho removal of Crane, mlnUter to China.
Hoelallat and radical In many Ku
ropann capital have raised a storm of
protest nt tho execution of tho Spanish
Tho Nlcaragoan revolution against
President Xelayn I rtlnlnj,' rapidly,
And Indication, ant tint ho will toon
bo forced to ileo tho country.
Charles II. Grant, mlnUter "to China,
lia been requested to resign,
Hnow to nn and Intense cold prevail
throughout tho Mlddlo West states.
Crowd were so big nt tho Seattle
fair that W. J. llryan found It difficult
to ico tho oxhlblti.
Nino Kuropoan countrlri havo agreed
to rrcogiiUo cncli other't paatporta It
ku(vI to tmirlng nutoUti.
IVrrer, tho alleged rovolutlonlit ar
TMtod nt llnreelonn, Hvaln, wna refuted
iwrdun nml oxceutvd by (hooting.
Tlio tiipromo court hat decided that
tho olty ahnrter of St. Johni make that
town oiompt from tho local option law.
Two )rnkemen engngod In n good
natured ifiifflo on top of a moving
freight train, fell ofT and both wero
Wllllo Hoy, tho Indian outlaw, who
murdered hi awootheart and hor father,
1 being helped by other Indiana to
tdand ofT tho pono who havo him at
Tnft rocolvod n great wolcomo at
Two mlddlomon among tho Chlcagu
jraftor nro about to eonfcui,
Bpeelnl Agont ninvli laid a trap for
Jlnlllngnr, but Ills own frlenili foil
A tropical hurrlcano nlmont deitroyod
Koy Wet, Fla,, nml did great damngo
An 18-ycnr-old boy luccoufully
robbed n Knutna bank and oliot po
Bonntor Flint say ho will quit tho
nonnto and try to ncqulro a compotcnoy
for old ngo.
IToarnt nnd Qnvnor havo opened the
TTow York municipal campaign with
vlolont attacka upon each other.
CHINA BEGINS BOYCOTT.
Imiultlng AKBremlon of Japan la divert
Toklo, Oct. IS. Coplea of circular
lumivd In North China b; n body of
Chliieno culling Itaelf tho I'npiiliir An
wicliitlon uf tho Three Knutorn I'rov
tucoa havo been received In .Inpiiu after
having been aprtvid brondeiiat among
Chlueao of the lower elnaaea, Tho clr
eular en lit din Inllauunntory alnteiiient
ngulnat tho Jnpnneao. They bear upon
wiiat I called the "weaknoaa of poor
t'hlnn" nnd tho "Inaultlng nggreaalon
Aaaiirtioti nro nimbi that Jniian ha
dnvaatatnd the' arubln land of North
China nnd lum nnalnved laborer along
tho lino of the Autung Mukden railroad,
that Japnnnao oltlclal linve beaten thn
men, Inaiilled tho women and terrorltod
Thn olreular (mint out that tho weak
neaa of ('hliia In a military aenao
mnkn It Impoaalbla for her to reacrit
thU treatment, nxtept by n boycott, ami
enll upon thn peoplo of China generally
to refuao all dealing w'.th tlip Japaneao
All atiideiil and perann who value
freedom nro called in win to iiropaitato
tho doetrlnc and Join In adopting tho
programme of the naaoelntlon. Falling
In thli, they aro threatened with vio
lence and even death.
The document conclude with tho re
queat that Chlneao vehicle, veaael and
railroad refuao to carry Japaneao
HocmU. An endleaa ehaln I anught on
tho requeat that patrlatla eltlxeii Into
whoae lianila tho clreuUr may fall ahall
havo them rfiirlntml and acattoretl
broadcaat, until Japan I completely
ahut out from all eommvrelal eoinmunl
cation with China.
Theao circular havo created aomo
thing of a aonajtlon In Japan, HITort
I being made to prevent tho iprcadlng
of their content among Japaneao of tho
Ignorant claa beeauao Dm danger of
aroualng feeling at thl time I recog
nlied. Meanwhllo there I renaon to bellevn
that Japan ha called, or will Immedl
ately call tho attention of tho Chlneae
authorities to the boyeott propaganda,
demanding that thn circular bo out
lawed a Illegal doeumenta, nnd that the
Popular A aaoclnt Ion nf tho Three Kaat
ern Province bo brought under dlacl
pllnn. Tho exact method by which China I
able to control her people In thl way
I mil known, but It I believed hero
that tho government of China can up
prea promptly any boyeott movement.
All merchant of (landing In China
have ofMclal rank and can be disci
plined. KOTTKN WITH OltArT.
Now Chief of Follco Rxpoaca Terrible
Condition In Chlcaeo.
Chicago, III., 01. 12. Appalling con
ditlona brought to light during the trial
of laa'HMtor MfClami of vice condition
on tho WmI Side, tho Immediate for
mation of Jewlah cruaader to drive
their peoplo out of tho pandering bui
nea, the nrganltation of reformer,
date, national and International, to
cheek. If polble, the Infamou "white
alavo" Unfile, all nxpoae tho hnmoful
fact that two men who havo grown
enormoualy rich In criminal bualnea
(till hold Im'Kirtant municipal poaltlon
here and continue to havo a prominent
voleo In making tho city law.
Tho draatle order laiued laat night by
Chief of I'ollce Steward to all mem
ber of the department to damn out
vice, expoae frightful condition In tho
drat want, tho very heart of tho city,
whero two politician who hold ofllco
In the city counell are collecting an
nually moro than 1117,000, every penny
of which la (potted with blood nnd
crime. Theao two men and their army
nf "apeclallata" have tho groat reil
liirht illatrlct on tho Houth Hldo nbo-
lntely under control.
I rom the ilive, the rntiy lintel, the
.iloon nnd tho p-nmbler of tho Houth
Hide territory, extending to nnd em-
nraclnir tho Twontv-oconil treet "roil
light" levee, two powerful butinoaa
men or tho iiiatrici aro pocKeung a
golden dream of graft.
For year thn clirnntlc (yttcm of
corruption hn obtained. It put tho
Wot Hide ring or trttiule collector
that wai routed by State' Attornoy
Wnyman, through tho convlellon of
Follco Inipector MeOnnn, to (hame. An
army of Houtonnntii linn boon mar
dialed tngother to (eo to It that no
blond atnlned penny oven eacapoa tho
colTora of tho maiter-(oldier of tho
night. They nro conatantly on guard.
No break of faith ever (ever tho
mniter from the victim. Thero aro
ner any knlfo-ln-thc-back tactica
that rcault In, icnndnl.
Cholera Threatens Seoul.
Seoul, Oct. 12. Cholera threnton to
beenmo a (orloiK opldemle hore. Tho
nuthorltle nro Inking every precaution,
but Seoul I not a sarjltnry city, and tho
dltenao hn (prend rapidly. Tho palace
nf tho exciniieror ha leon Invaded nnd
tho homo of thn xoiidont general Ipi
not beon Immuno. Tho school nro
clood regularly for fumigation, For n
year tho sanitary authorities appointed
by tho Jnpanoso rosldont-gonornl havo
been clenulng up tho olty, but only
thoto who havo go no into tho alloy
nml bywny of Seoul can know of tho
Fifty Thousand Disciples Attend,
Pittsburg, Oct. 12. What Is assortod
to bo tho largest Tollglous celebration
nnd convontion over hold In this coun
try will begin horo tomorrow, whon tho
International contonnlnl colcbrntton nnd
convention of the Disciple of Christ
(Christian denomination) convonos. It
Is estlmntod that fully 60,000 dolegntos
nnd visitors from all parti of tho world
will bo In attondanco.
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
I WHOLE WOULD TO TOA8T. ALCOHOL NOT A MEDICINE. I
Taft Write floiitlinent for I'ortola Fes
Hun Francisco, Oct, 10. Tho toast
compuaed by I'roaldniit Taft, which will
be drunk nil over the world nt the hour
when tho I'ortola festival opens horo
noxt Tuesday, has been received by the
niiniiiitlfo In chnrgo of tho celebration.
Tho toaat follows!
"Blnco I'ortola looked through tho
(Intilim dale, Hon I'mnclico hn twice
bacomo tho Imperial city of tho Pacific,
Drat by tho energy of a pioneer race
and (toady growth Into tho Western
imotropollsi second, after complete de
struction by thn grent Hume nuil In
tho face of insurmountable obatacles
by a reuenerntlon rapid and com-
pleto n to bo tho wonder of tho world.
May livr future growth bo n remark
ablii n her pat. nnd may her clvle
rlghteouanoa and tho Individual hap.
pliita of her citizen keeji paco with
Arrangement hnvo been made for
the drinking of this toast in all foreign
countrlos whero American gather, and
by ofllclal and elvie organisation
throughout the Uilltvd State. With
tho drinking uf tho toast the ichool
rhildrn will nrlte and clirer tho re
built elty. Hvurywhero tho drinking
of tho toaat ami tlio elieerlug ot the
children will bo timed to agree with
tho hour of tho opening of tho festival,
which begin nt noon (Pacific time),
IMMJOKANTH AIIE HELD UP.
Forced to Mortgage Homes to Purchaso
Washington, Oct. 14. "Theao poor
proplo on the other luo aro mauo uy
tho steamship agont to mortgage their
property In order to procure their
tickets to eomn here. Tho matter ha
gene to suck a length that It has been
taken up Iiy too state department with
tho Creek foroign department."
This statement wa made by Assist
ant CummlMioncr General of Immigra
tion Iirnel in tho course or the recent
hearing of the representative of now
Hiper,who urged tho conaerving or tho
mmlirrant' rlchti of appeal and tho
placing of men representing tho variou
imtlennimea that supply tlio largo num
ber of Immiurant on the (pccla! board
secretary .Mellarg aKej questions to
bring out details.
"I It not well known," ho asked,
"that thl Imalnea Is (tlmpVatcd by
steamship companies nnd tickets (old at
"The business doean't oxlst among
the Christian peoplo. I havo no knowl
edge of It," replied IaiuI N. Hammer
ling, of counsel for tho complainants.
"Hut it was brought to your atten
"The Immigrant find that ho has to
pay 0 per cent on twice tho amount of
money it should havo cost for tickets,"
interjected Mr. Lamed.
"Is not tho person with tho prepaid
ticket more or less likely to become a
publle charge!" continued Mr. Me
llarg. "He Is confronted with tho debt
which Is usurious and a great burden.
Ho Is confronted with two or threo
time thn normal cost of transportation,
though ir ho hail paid his rare out or
hi own pocket ho could buy hi own
tioket nt a normal cost."
Appeals to a rand Jury.
Annapolis, Oct. 1(1. It l( said that
tho mother of young Lieutenant James
N. Hutton, Jr.. of Oregon, who met hi
death nt the Naval academy during a
fight with brother officer, will lay
charge against certain of tho marine
officer before the federal grand jury
At tho iccond Investigation of tho
death of Lieutenant Hutton last Au
gust, Mr. Sutton charged that her son
had beon murdered.
City Fathers Must right.
Washington, Oct. 12, Indian Com
missioner Valentine nsserted today
that hi bureau would lend nil possible
administrative support In tho prosecu
tion of several officer of Mnrshalltown,
la., indicted for conspiring to Interfcro
with n special officer of tho Indian
sorvlce-whilo the latter was Investigat
ing alleged sales of liquor to Indians
from tho Tama reservation,
Postal Receipts a row,
Washington, Oct. 13. Tho pcrcentago
of Increaso of postal receipts at Port
land for September, as compared to
September last year, waa greater than
nt any other postoftlco in tho United
Stntes oxeept Senttlo and Now Haven,
Seattle's big Increaso was duo to the
Dominican Order Elocts,
Washington, Oct. H. Tho Very Hov.
I.nwronco L. Kearney, O. P., of Znnes
vllle, O., wns yesterday for tho fourth
tlmo elected provincial of the Domin
ican order in tho United State. Tho
Very ltov. T, P. O'JJourko, O. V of
tills city, wai elected soclus to tho pro
Dominican Hovolt Suppressed.
Washington, Oct. 15. Tlio American
legation nt San Domingo hns telo
grnphed tho stnto department that n
slight local uprising near Monto Ohrlstl
under thn leadership of Qenerali Na
varro nnd llodrlguox, has boon sup
Intoxicant Seldom Successful In Com
Washington, Oct. 12. That alcohol
In any form Is but seldom of distinct
value In the treatment of d I sen so np
poarod to bo tho consensus of opinion
of tho twelfth International Congress
on Alcoholism, held In London In July
last, according to a report of its pro
eoodlngs given out by the publle health
and marine hospital servico today.
ina report was prepared by Dr. Hold
Hunt, chief of tho division of- pharma
ecology of tho public health and ma
Homo evidence, Dr. Hunt declares,
wa brought forward to show that alco
hol, oven In modernto amounts, has an
unfavorable effect upon offspring, and
ha a tendency to lower resistance to
ASKS DIO BUM FOB CANAL.
doethals Can Do $18,003,621 Worth of
Work in 1010.
Washington, Oct. 12. Tho Panama
Cannl commission has submitted to the
(.erctnry of war an cstlmato of appro
priations aggregating IS,0(5324 for
work on thn canal during tho fiscal year
beginning July 1, 1010. Of tho amount
nsked for tl.V'01,030 is for skilled and
unskilled labor, and tS0,218,0,3 is for
material nnd supplies used in construc
Tho total appropriations made by
congress up to this time on account of
tho canal I $210,070,468. Colonel
Ooetbnls, chairman and ehlef engineer
of thn commission, has declared the
great waterway will bo completed by
January 1, U01S, and has estimated the
total cost at 1373,000.000.
Tho unusually large amount asked for
tho new fiscal year, it Is said, li duo to
the fact that work has entered a more
BEST ENOIKEERS LOST.
Competent Men rind Private Enter-
priiei Pay Better.
Washington, Oct. 13. Tho extensive
development of Irrigation In tho West
by largo corporations during the past
few years Is making it oxtremcly dif
ficult for the United States reclamation
service to retain its experienced engi
neer. Thoae engineer who have sue
cewfully built big projects for the gov
ernment, and demonstrated their com
petency to handle such undrtaklngs,
can rendlly command salaries far in ex
cess of what they aro paid by tho gov
From tlmo to tlmo during tho past
year very tempting offers havo been
made to a number of thn best engineers
in tho reclamation service, and several
have been unable to withstand the lure
of higher ealnries. Tim latest of them
to leave tho government service was Ira
W. McDonnell, the engineer who had
chargo of tho construction of tho Gun
nison tunnel, in Colorado, recently
opened by President Taft. 8ovcral
others have gono before, and it Is
feared that still others will follow.
4315 Desert In Ten Months.
Portland, Oct, 15 That thero have
lieen 434S desertion from the United
State army since tho beginning of th
year 1 shown by circulars received by
United States Marshal Heed yesterday,
Tho nrniy follows tho plan of polico
department in combing tho Union for
desertors, and sonds broadcast a full-
face and prodlo view of every deserter.
A special file of the army circulars Is
kept by Marshal Reed, the number
stamped on tho latest ono received show
ing tho runaways rrom January 1, ivw,
to data exceed 4000.
Taft Will Leave It to Knox.
Prescott, Aria., Oct. 13. President
T,nft evinced great iutcrest today in the
press dispatches from Washington con
cerning tho Crane case, but gavo out no
statement regarding it, the intimation
being that there will be no statement
from Mr. Tuft nt any time. Secretary
Knox is In full control of tho state do
pnrtmont, and it Is presumed that ho
hns been authorised by tho president to
accept Mr. Crnno'a resignation forth
with. Undo Sam to Print Postals.
Washington, Oct. 13.-Press manu
facturer will soon bo nsked to furnish
proposal for building presses to print
nliout 800,000.000 postal enrds annually
at tho government printing office. Tho
government printing ofllco will not have
to begin printing tho cards boforo about
February 1, 1010. To avoid delay In
turning out enough enrds to keep tho
postoftlco department supplied nt nil
times, duplicate niachinory will bo In
stalled. Hoar Klamath's Tlaint
Washington, Oct. 15. According to
tho revised schedule, tho senato Irriga
tion committee, which will reassemble
at Denver Novembor 1, will spend No
vember 10 Inspecting tho Klamath ir
rigation project and listening to settlers
who hnvo suggestions or complaints to
offer. This will bo tho only stop in
Oregon.. At least soven members of tho
commltteo will bo presont.
American Protest Predicted.
Toklo, Oct. 12. Special dispatches
from London received hero Insist that
tho Unltod States Is preparing to mako
a vigorous protest ngalnst tho recent
agreement between China and Japan in
rolation to Manehurlan affairs.
FARM CENSUS ECONOMY.
Director Durand Hopes to Save Sev
eral Hundred Thouund Dollars.
Washington, Oct. 11. U. 8. Censui
Dlrecotr Dana E. Durand hope to savo
several hundred thousand dollars In
taking the censui of agriculture and
also V Increase tho accuracy of the
The director stated today that at the
censui of 1000 tho agricultural data
were bandied by means of punched
cadrs. For oach farm a large number
of cards bad to be punched, as tho
number of facts recorded regarding a
farm wai far greater than trio number
of facta required regarding an individ
ual In tho population censui.
Director Durand said tho statistics
of population and of agriculture are
collected by a different force from that
employed In gathering the statistics
of manuafcturea. The population and
agricultural data are aecured by enum
erator! of whom there will bo about
05,000 at tho present census, tbey in
turn being appointed by the supervis
ors, of whom thero aro about 330. The
difficulty of securing competent and
faithful enumerators li very great.
Tho length of servico li very short, 1G
days In the cities and 30 days In the
country districts. Tho pay is small,
averaging perhaps three dollar! per
day in the country districts and a trifle
more in the cities, practically the pay
of ordnlary mechanics. Not only,
therefore, aro most of those who seek
to be neumeratora able to command
only moderate pay in their occupa
tions, but many of them aro men who
can not command regular employment
and who are looking for odd jobs.
The director hopes that a consider
able number of the colleegsand univer
sities of the eountrymay see fit to give
leae of absence to their students for
tho short time required to do this work
of enumeration. The college student Is
a very useful enumerator in soma
cases, but It is exceedingly dcslrablo
that enumerators should actually livo
in Use diitritsc where they work, and
tnero re multitudes of districts where
no college students reiide or whero such
tudents are in Institutions hundreds or
thousands of miles from their homes.
Another class wbo can render good ser
vico ai enumerators are school teach
ers, but, with tho enumeration taking
place In April and May instead of June
aa formerly, few school teachers can be
spared from their duties to take the
DRY FARMING CONGRESS.
Great Interest Is Shown From All
Parts of the Country.
Billings, Montana, Oct 11.. An in
teresting example of the widespread
interest in the dry farming movement
waa given in the morning mail received
by the secretary the other day when
fourteen states and Canada wero rep
resented in the memberships recorded.
These ranged from the Pacific coast on
tho West to Pennsylvania on the East
and from Canada to New Mexico.
Thero were several memberships from
Canada. The states from which the
applications came were California, Col
orado, Idaho, Montana, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraksa, New Mexico,
North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
South Dakota, Washington juid Wis
Memberships are being received at
such rate that the edition of the Hand
book; of Information, which contains
the report of tho third session of the
congress, has been exhausted and the
secretary has been compelled to an
nuonce to new members that there are
no more of these valuable books avail
able. All persons joining the congress
from this time on will receive tho sec
ond annual Handbook which will con
tain the proceedings of tho Fourth Dry
Farming congress which will meet at
Billings, Montana, October 6-28, and
a resume of the contents of the first
The officers of the congress set out
after the close of the Cheyenne meet
ing with the ambition of making the
membership of the congress total 10,
000 before tho Billings meeting and
the indications are that they will come
very near that goal. In one day re
cently the secretary received 180
memberships coming from all parts of
this country and from several foroign
lands. Every mail brings more.
Wins Biches in Old Age.
Los Angeles, Oct. 11. Hy a decision
of tho United States circuit court of ap
peals today, Timothy Carroll, a pioneer
of Southern California, wins his fight
to compel the Los Allmltos Sugar Com
pany to pay him royalty on his pateut
boot dump, Tho decision crowns with
victory the strugglo of Carrol), who Is
70 year old, against poverty and hard
ship. It will mako him independently
rich beforo the expiration of his pat
ents six years henco. It will put an end
to litigation that commenced 12 years
ago, when tho sugar company refused
to recognize Carroll's rights.
Riches Fall on Old Man.
Ban Antonio, Tox., Oct. 11. Jamos
Fngan, an aged switchman here, re
ceived ofllclal word today that a Car
negie pension of (10,000 was awaiting
his disposal. Fagan worked on the
Pennsylvania railway whon Mr. Car
nmrtn wftk his division superintendent.
and tho (40,000 Is accumulation of a
Jsaug perslon put aside tome years ago
for tho switchman.
HURRICANE ON GOLF
Fierce Storm Does Great Damage
In Florida and Cuba.
LOSS MAY REACH TO $2,008,088
Hundreds of Homes Wrecked Local
Troops In Charge2and Martial
Declared at Key West.
Key West, Ha., Oct. 12. As a result
of tho hurrlcano which struck tho
southern coast of Florida today, Key
West tonight Is a mass of wreckage,
and tho damago to property is esti
mated at (2,000,000.
Martial law wa proclaimed, and the
Key West guards took charge of the
The United States government has
been asked to dispatch troops here
Chaos reigned on every hand, and
fow people remained in their homes.
Hundreds of booses were totally
wrecked, and others damaged.
While the hurricane is tho worst that
Key West has ever experienced, the
local weather observer said tonight
that tho Indications are that tho entire
oast coast of llorida would suffer.
Ono hundred vessels were In tho har
bor, but flvo remained at anchor, tho
others having either gone to sea or
been washed upon tho beach. Btreets
along the waterfront ' aro a mass of
liriek, as well as frame buildlns.
throughout tho city suffered from the
hurricane, and- many close escapes from
death have been reported.
Several factories wero partly de
stroyed, Including the Havana-American,
Martinez, Nichols, Buy Lopez,
Manuel Lopez, Fleitas Toreys, Cortes
and Wolf eigzr factories. The top of
the First National bank was blown off
and the postofCce Is damaged.
It is known that many have suffered
serious injury, and unconfirmed reports
say that several lives have been lost.
The storm reached its height at 1
o'clock today, when the wind had an
estimated velocity of 100 miles an hoar.
This was a hard, steady blow from 8
A. .M. to 3 1. -M., when tho gale began
to dio down, and by -t o'clock tho center
of the hurricane bad passed this point.
As soon as tho wind had subsided
plundering began. Tho city polieo foreo
was unable to cope with the situation,
and the mayor decided to take strin
gent "measures to suppress looting, his
proclamation of martial law resulting.
Almost overy nationality is represent
ed among tho city's population of 20,
000, one-half of -whom are employed
in cigar manufacture, fisheries and
CUBAN FRUIT CROP BUFFERS.
Damigo In Vicinity of Havana Esti
mated at $1,000,000.
Havana, Oct. 12. The most serious
tornado since tho big blow of October
17, 1000, struck Cuba early today, de
vastating tho western portion of the
Island. In Havana many minor build
ings wero blown down or unroofed,
flvo persons were killed and about 23
Tbo greatest damago done was in the
harbor, where forty or fifty lighters,
many launches and small tugs wero
either sunk or blown ashore.
At Sasa Illanca great anxiety was felt
throughout tho day for tho safety ot
the Word liner Morro Castle, from New
York, and of the Plant lino steamer
Miami, from Key West.
Both of those steamers, however, ar
rived safely at K:30 this afternoon.
Tho total damago in Havana and vi
cinity Is estimated at (1,000,000.
Communication with tho Interior has
been interrupted, except with parts of
Havana and Plnar del Bio provinces,
in which orange and other fruit crops
Thore wero heavy floods at Vuelta
Abajo, tho tobacco region, hut the to
bacco crop has not been seriously af
fected beyond the washing out of tho
seed beds, which at this season of the
year may be ronewod.
Japan American Jok.es.
Schenectady, N. Y., Oct, 12. At a
dinner given by tho General F.Iectrio
company tonight, tho honornry commer
cial commissioners ot Japan, who had
passed tbo day inspecting tho largest
electrical manufacturing plant in tho
world, were entertained by tho Jest &
Sons club with a minstrel show. Tho
ondmen, who wero Japanese blackened
nnd disguised, twisted several Ameri
can jokea into Oriental setting and
sprung them In their native tongue.
Blank surprlso on tho faces of tho
guoats gavo way to hearty laughter.
Even the white men joined in
- Fire Nips (1,000,000 noma.
Narragansott Tier, It. L, Oct. 19,
"Conochet," tho home of ex-Governor
William Bpraguo, ono of tho most beau
tiful estates in Bhode Island, was de
stroyed by fire early today, with all Us
conlonts. The total loss is estimate!
at (1,000,000, with bo insurance.