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OF THE WEEK
WINTER WHEAT IMPROVES.
Doings of the World at Large
Ml in Brief.
Uaneral Resume of Important Event!
Presented In Condensed Form
' for Our Busy Readers.
Forest fires In Wisconsin havo des
troyed six farm houses.
An alleged combine tn tho fish trado
at San Francisco is under probe.
Eight high school studenta'at Wilkes
barrc, Fu, were drowned while boat
It Is rumored at Washington that
Peru and Ecuador will come to open
Three hundred pounds of powder ex
ploded in a magazine near Logansport,
Indiana, kilting ono man and injuring
W. Cooper Morris was found guilty
of cmbcziling $75,000 of tho funds of
tho Oregon Trust & Savings bank at
An explosion In the Wellington coal
mlno In England has entombed 137
miners. Fire has broken out and there
la no hope of saving any of tho men.
A carload of dynamlto near Tacoma
jumped tho track and exploded, blow
ing two brakemen to blU and tearing
up tho track for a considerable dis
tance. More than a hundred persons were
thrown into tho waters of Great Salt
Lake by the collapse of a stairway
leading to the pavilion. All were res
cued, and none seriously hurt.
F. Augast Hcinse, of the Mercantile
National bank of New York, was ac
quitted of illegal financiering tn the
panic of 1907. He now claims the
trial was but a plot to ruin him.
That the four great express compan
ies get net rcturna of from 43 to 115
per cent more, on tho capital employed
in actus! express operations, waa
stated in a report issued by the Mer
chants' association of New York.
Crop Reports Show Pacific North
west Grain Better.
Washington, May 11. According to
May estimates of tho department of
agriculture, the winter wheat crop of
tho Pacific Northwest was tn hotter
condition May 1, 1010, than May 1,
1909. In Washington and Idaho tho
condition being nbovo tho 10-yonr av
erage. Reports show that o per cent of the
winter wheat acreage In Oregon has
been abandoned, leaving 470,000 acres
to bo harvested. Tho condition of this
crop is reported at ur, as compared
with 93 last yoar. Tho 10-year aver
age for Oregon Is 90.
Eight and; two-tenths per cent of
tho Washington ncrcago has been aban
doned, leaving 670,000 acres to bo har
vested tho condition of tho crop on
May 1 is 95, being 2 per cent above
that of last year and 3 per cent abovo
tho 10-year average.
In Idaho 4 per cent of tho acreage
has been abandoned, leaving 345,000
acres to bo harvested. Tho condition
of tho Idaho winter whoat on May 1
was 93, against 93 of last year, and 95
on tho 10-year average,
SOCIALISTS BACK UP
THEORIES WITH CASH.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE
Milwaukee, Wis., May 11. It Is an
nounced by city ofllclala that Milwau
kee municipal bonds will not go beg
ging under a Social Democratic admin
istration. At a meeting tn Chicago the execu
tive board of tho International Bakers'
unton decided to buy Milwaukee bonds
to the extent of $200,000, should tho
need for such action arise. Tho bak
ers have in their treasury $200,000 Jin
United States bonds and theso they
have decided to sell, giving them that
amount of money for Milwaukee bonds
should there bo any movo by Eastern
bankers to hamper tho Social Demo
The International Bakers' union re
quested all other unions to tako similar
action. It is said the brewery work
ers' organisation, holding nearly $1,-
000,000 in United States bonds, will
fall In lino on the proposition.
FARM BRINGS $50,000.
J. Johnson Buys Farm for 810,000;
Clears 941,000 In 3 Years.
Euirono Ono of tho largest deals In
real estate mndo In Eugono for twno
tltno la tho solo of the Jonathan John
son farm, known us tho old 1). F. Dunn
place, half mile north of tho city limits
or Eugene ami containing 1,13K acres.,
to W. n. Holeman, of Puynllup, Wash.
Tho prlro paid for the tract was $50 an
acre, or $50,000. Two yoara ago Mr,
Johnson paid $15,000 for tho placo.
Mr. Holeman, who la cashier of the
First National bank of Puyallup. will
movo to Euguno to rcsldo am! will
erect a fine residence on n hill on the
tract which ho has just purchased, A
part of tho fann lies on ft sloping hill
and a part in a beautiful valley ex
tending from Spcnccr'a Dutto six miles
to tho city of Kugono. Mr. Holeman
will divide tho farm Into smaller tracts
and will plant most of It to fruit, aa It
la admirably adapted to that culture.
As a further example of tho rise In
land values In this vicinity, Mr. John
son, tho seller of this tract, two years
and a half ago bought tho Whitney
farm of 200 acres, which has recently
been bought by Seattle capitalists, for
$37.50 an acre, and six months lator
sold it to J. O. Storey, of Portland, for
$60 an acre. Two years later, only a
few days ago, Mr. Storey sold the tract
to J. P. llowo ami othors, of Seattle,
fur $250 an acre.
TOO MUcft FOR LIGHTS.
Eastern senators disagree with Hey-
burn s statement that "water competi
tion is a fiction."
Havemeyer, the sugar king. Is be
lieved to be implicated in the Friar
land deal in the Philippines.
The Panama canal commission has
built and launched a barge made of
concrete, for use on the canal.
Emperor William of Germany warm
ly welcomed Roosevelt and party at
the entrance .to the imperial palace.
Forest fires In Wisconsin and North
ern Minnesota are destroying vast
areas of fine timber and threaten many
TbJ Oregon State grange Is begin
ning to think the tnitiattative and refer
eaetam ts dangerous to the best inter
ests of the people.
Roosevelt's French disappointed his
hearers at his public speech in Paris,
and -Germans are wondering if be
speaks their language any better.
Two unconscious wen were found tn
the car of a wrecked dirigible balloon
tn Kentucky. They had started from
Qulncy, I1L, to make a long distance
An electric lineman near Colfax,
Wash., got 1,600 volts, and was rend
ered unconscious for three hours, but
his fellow workmen brought him to
and he wilt recover.
A Federal jadge in Iowa upheld the
pore food laws by dismissing the com
plaint of milling companies .who tried
to enjoin the authorities from seizing
shipments of bleached flour.
MINERS RESUME CRUSADE.
Further Disorders Result In Pittsburg
District In Kanras.
Pittsburg. Kansas. May 11. March
ing miners resumed their crusade
against tho operations of tho mines in
this vicinity today and some disorder
Forty-seven miners at Croburg at
tempted to pull the fires in the mines
there, but they wero driven away by
other m inert seeking to prevent
Ai uirransviiie, the marchers suc
ceeded in putting out the fires in the
Breezy Hill mines and tho men thcro
were driven away.
Tho fires under the boilers of tho
coal company's water works alto wero
drawn, and the town is without water.
The marchers later started for the
mines near Mulberry.
f Forest ires are destroying much val-
Mlila ttaaher in Wtts Washington.
An Astoria girl caught a S-pound
trout 28 Inches long with a light rod
A forest ranger In Colorado was at
tacked by an eagle and forced to take
refuge In a thicket.
Dynamite Is being used to uncover
bodies from the ruins of the earth
quake in Cartago, Costo Rica.
A professional ball player In Califor
nia is laid up with blood poisoning In
his arm, caused by a mosquito bite.
Partial returns from elections In
Spate show that tho Liberals are in
lite majority, though Republicans and
Social! rule tn Madrid.
Speaking at the opening of the
Actors' fair Jn New York, President
Tait declared a good play was very
restful and bad often been of great
benefit to him.
A Salvation Army officer who was
attacked by a mob at Los Angeles,
wed his bible as a club, flooring half
a deaea and holding the rest at bay un
til the police arrived.
A Socialist has been elected mayor
at Coqallle, Oregea.
A halibut nefcfnff schooner was
wrecked near Seattle, the crew of four
men having a aarrew escape in the
WAGES FURTHER INCREASE.
Five Thousand Telegraphers Gain
Concessions from Railroad.
Philadelphia. May 11. Several Im
portant concessions have been secured
by tho 6,000 telegraphers on the Penn
sylvanla railroad system cast of Pitts
burg, following a meeting of the gen
eral committee representing the oper
ators and General Manager Myers, of
In addition to tho general 0 per cent
increase In wages Recently declared by
the company, supplementary Increases
wero granted to equalize wages with
the amount of work performed.
The bodies of two men both stabbed
to death, were found a short distance
apart near the railroad track in Siski
you county, Cal. They bad evidently
ioht a duel to the death with
Blow at Bleached Flour.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 11. Judge
McPherson in the Federal court todav
upheld the national pure food law as
regards bleached flour when he dismis
sed the complaint of the Shawnee Mill
ing company, of Kansas, and the Un-
dike Milling company, of Omaha.
brought tn behalf of the Western Mill
Ing company, asking that United
States district attorney M. L. Temple,
of Iowa, be enjoined from seizing
bleached flour shipped into Iowa. The
decision docs docs not state whether or
not the bleached flour is Injurious.
Boat Is Made of Concrete.
Washington, May 11. It will puzzle
most people to know that a boat built
of concrete will not only float, but has
a greater carrying 'capacity, is more
durable, and even lighter than a
strongly constructed wooden boat.
The Panama Canal commission has'just
launched on the banks of tho Panama
canal a big barge built of reinforced
concrete, which weighs 60,000 pounds,
and two others will soon be finished.
These vessels are indestructible,
Alaska Fishermen Strike.
Seattle. Wash.. May 11. Three hun
dred Indian salmon fishermen at Ketch
ikan, Alaska, havo formed a union and
struck against an attempt of tho fac
tories to reduce the price of fish from
6 to 4 cents. The Ketchikan factories
preserve salmon by a mild-cure pro
cess and ship tho product to Germany,
where It is a favorite article of food.
Experiments With Meter Shows
Saving Over Flat Rate.
Salem Beginning Juno 1, tho state
of Oregon will buy electricity for all
stato Institutions by meter Instead of
on a flat rate as at present, which, It
is believed will mean a saving to the
stato of from $3,000 to $5,000. As an
experiment about a year ago meters
wero Installed and aa a result tho
chango will bo made at once.
During 11 months, beginning June
1, 1909, and ending April 30, 1910, the
stato paid tho Portland Hallway, Light
& Power company $12,048.31 at a
flat rate for lights which would have
been at meter rates $9,838.05, or a
saving of $2,210.20. No effort was
made to conserve tho power for lights
under the flat rate, white every super
intendent of the state Institutions un
der the meter system will be Instructed
not to burn lights not absolutely need
ed, so Governor Benson and tho new
chief clerk, H. H. Corey, believe the
saving will reach nearly $5,000 a year.
The state also pays $123 per month,
flat for power otherwise than that util
ized for lights, or during the 11 months
mentioned a total of $1,353. Under
the meter rates the bill for power
would have been, for tho aamo period,
Build Road to Marshfleld.
Marshfleld The Coos Bay Rapid
Transit company, tho proposed electric
railway being promoted by Major Kin'
ney, is negotiating with tho Marshfleld
city council for a franchise. Tho com
pany agrees to have the road completed
within five months after franchises
are granted in North Bend and Marsh-
field. W. P. Evans, of North Bend,
president of the company, states that
the street car lino will be built. Work
is being done at the terminal grounds.
Lebanon Fair dune 16, 10, 17.
Lebanon Tho Strawberry Fair and
Festival committee held a meeting this
week, at which the dates for the fair
were set for June 15, 16 and 17, when
tho growers say the berries will bo at
their best. Last year the fair was
held on June 5 and was two weeks too
early to get tho best berries in tho ex
hibits. This year tho delicious fruit
will ripen at least a week earlier, and
the fair is set for nearly a week later,
whleh should bring the fair on at tho
very height of the berry season.
RAINS SPELL BIG CROPS.
Oregon Farmers Sea Healthy Har
vests Ahead; 8ockmen Profit.
Madras Tho Increased demand for
flour nt this placo has caused tho Mad
ras flouring mill to put on n night
force, tho mill running each night un
til 10 p. m.
llio railroad construction In this vl
cinly with tho largo number of now
residents In tho town nnd liomescokors
locating In this section havo caused
prices for nil kinds of produco to go
Prospects for largo crops wero nover
hotter, and tho farmers In this section
should reap n rich harvest, because of
tho rapid lucreaso of population.
A heavy rain, gtncrat throughout
tho greater portion of Central Oregon,
fell during three daya this week, and
It moans thousands of dollars to tho
farmers and stock raisers.
Tho Daltes Farmers throughout
Wasco county havo about finished sum
mer fallowing, nnd some of them aro
still sowing spring grain, Owing to
tno heavy rains tho first of tho week.
which wet tho ground thoroughly, a
good many farmers have concluded to
soed to spring crops a consldorablo
number of acres which thoy had plowed
for summer fallow. Thoy aay there
Is sufficient molsturo to mako a good
spring crop if tho summer season Is at
CHINESE BUYS CLAIMS,
QranU Pass Mining District Looks
Good Moy Jin Munn.
Grants Pass Moy Jin Munn, a
wealthy Chinaman of San Francisco,
who has been looking over the South
ern Oregon mining field for tho past
two or threo weeks, has lust closed n
deal whereby he becomes owner and
manager lof tho Brantncr group of
placer mines of Southern Josephine
county. Tho group of claims consists
of 100 acres, much of which Is very
rich diggings. The consideration Is
$175,000. Unlike other Chinese who
have mined In this section, Moy Jin
Munn Is not contented with slulco
wsshlng and rocking. Ho will Install
modern hydraulic equipment on the
Brantner mines, and by a system of
high lino ditches, bring water from the
Applegate rivor for tho operation of a
battery or two or mora giants.
Moy Jin Munn Is an experienced
placer miner and made his fortuno In
tho diggings of Feather river, Cat.
DYING CAPTAIN BCG8 PARDON
Wrecked Submarine Yields Last Mes
sage From Commander.
Victoria, II. 0., May 9. .WhlloCom.
mnmlor Sakuma nml hie 14 mon wore
lying In n wrockod subiiinrliio olf Kuro
on Attrll IB. tho commnndor wrote n
lottor to tho omporor lagging forgive
ness for loss of tho vessel ami com
mending his (ifllcurs and men. Thu
lottor wna found after thu submnrlno
had been rnlsed.
Tho submnrlno wna of tho newest
type, and whs engaged on April 15 near
Hiroshima liny, carrying out nor pari
In tho maneuvers, being submerged 1,-
MOO yards east of her paruut ship. Two
hours passed without notlco of tho suit
miirlno'n fnlluro to rlso and then, slg
nnla bolnir unanswered, a bont was low
ered nnd efforts mndo to locatn the
Much of tho letter was not publish
ed, but it Is stated that Lieutenant
Sakuma expressed sorrow to tho em
peror for tho loss of his vessel and
brother officers ami crew, whom ho
praised for their heroism nml calm
wait for death, nnd ho requested tho
emperor to succor their families. Tho
last writing was made an hour and 20
minutes after tho boat waa submerged,
nml conveyed messages of farowoll to
tho minister of tho navy nnd friends,
stating that breathing had lieconie so
dlfllcull that further writing as Im
possible. Tho letter said ono of the crew had
tried to cIoao the valve of tho ventila
tion pjpe, but tho chain had broken.
Ho tried to close tho valve with his
hand, but was too lato. Water began
to enter by tho rear part of tho boat,
which fell 25 degrees, Tho dynamo
was submerged ami all tho lights
wont out, bad gas accumulating al
most simultaneously. Tho crow drove
tho current of water from tho main
tank ami tried to get rid of It by ham!
puma. They were drenched as thoy
worked and chilled. Tho message end
ed with statements that all were ready
for doath. Tho submarlno waa being
tested on a gssollno semi-submerged
KING IS DEAD
PASSES TO REST
Peaceful Reign of Nino Years f
Sovoro Cold Urlngs Bronchitis, Which
Develops Pneumonia Was III
Only Six Days.
Live Lobsters Coming,
Boston A specially constructed gov
ernment car filled with lobsters has left
tho Maine coast for Portland, Or. But
they are not to bo eaten, at least for a
while. They are going to tho United
States hatchery, where they will be
given their liberty. While on the way
the temperature will bo maintained at
42 degrees, ami salt water will be
sprayed upon them at intervals.
These aro probably tho lobsters which
are to bo planted in Y equina bay.
Cannery at Sutherlln.
Sutherlln Tho erection am! opera
tion of a canning plant In Sutherlln la
now an assured fact. The preliminary
work has gono on for the past five
months. The plant will be ready for
operation by the time vegetables are
ripe In early autumn.
Rioters Destroy Mission.
Changsha, Chins. May 11. Word
has reached here that riots havo oc
curred at Yuen Chow, which is" 225
miles from Changsha, and that tho In
land mission has been destroyed. No
details are given, as the telegraph
wires havo been cut.
Berries Ripe at Umatilla.
Umatilla Tho first strawberries of
tho season were put on the market here
early last week and camo from tho Mc-
Farland and Edwards ranches. Tho
berries aro a good slzo and much more
luscious than the California fruiL
Cherries are now beginning to ripen
and will be put on the market soon.
New School at Creswell.
Creswell By a vote of 67 to 0 the
Creswell school district authorized tho
ssuance of bonds for $10,000, tho pro-
heeds to bo used In erecting a school
bouse. The plan to remodel tho old
building had a few supporters at first,
fut they dropped the proposition and
favored erecting a new building.
Ore Find Draws Miners.
Myrtle Creek Excitement among
miners has been caused by a recent
find four miles above Canyonvlllo,
where a wido dikoof ore, carrying
chalcopyrite yielding $14 to $20 to tho
ton, has been discovered. Seventeen
locations were mado and several more
will be mado Immediately.
Drilling for Artesian Water.
Stanfleld The well on Jcsso Monro's
place has reached a depth of 800 feet.
An effort is being mado to reach a.
depth of 1,000 feet, where artesian
water Is said to bo obtainable. Water
stands within a few feet of the top of
tho hole, and drilling progresses slow
Planning Cherry Orchard.
Eugene E. M, Warren, who owns
tho tract, of land on Bailey hill on
which was located the old Tom Scgar
prune orchard, has grubbed up every
tree In tho orchard, 10 acres, and may
plant the tract to Royal Ann cherries
n the near future.
Wheat Track prices: Bluestem.
88c; club, 85c; red Russian, 84"c; val
Barley Feed and browing. $22tf 23.
Com Whole, $33; cracked, $34 ton.
Hay Track prices: Timothy, Wil
lamette valley, $2012l per ton; East
ern Oregon, $22ft25; alfalfa, $10.50
7$17.60; ffraln hay, $17(918.
Oats No. 1 white, $20.627.50.
Fresh Fruits Strawberries, Oregon,
$2.6004 per crate; apples, $1.60(3
Potatoes Carload buying prices:
Oregon, 40i?50c per hundred; now Cal-
norma, zicj.ic per pound; sweet poia
Vegetables Asparagus, $l(fi)1.25 per
box: celery, I3.D0QC4 rato: hothouso
lettuce, 60c6i$l per box; green onions,
l&c per dozen; rhubarb 26121c per
pound; spinach, 8$ J 10c; rutabagas,
ll.25ftl.60 nack; carrot. 86tfl$l:
beets, $1.50; parsnips, 76c6?$l.
Onions Oregon, $2 per hundred;
Bermuda, $1.60 per crate.
ButterCity creamery, oxtras, 27c
per pound; fancy outsldo creamery,
28o327c store, 20c. Butter fat prices
average 1 leper pound under regular
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, 23024c
Pork Fancy, 12ftl2e per pound.
Veal Fancy, lOftlOle per pound.
Lambs Fancy, 10fl)12c per pound.
Poultry Hens, 20g2Ic; broilers,
30(ffi35c; ducks, 18ft23c; geese, 121c;
turkoys, live, 20022c; dressed, 26c;
squabs, $3 per dozen.
Cattle Beof steers, hay fed, good to
choice, $6ft6.60; fair to medium. $5(2)
6.60; cows and heifers, cood to choice.
$5(36.60; fair to medium, $4.25(3)4.75;
bulls, $3.60ft4'.26: stairs. I56A5.50:
calves, light, $C7; heavy, $4.60(i(i
Hogs Top, $10,010.00; fair to
Sheep Best wethers, $6,26(5.75;
best ewes, $4.75(35.25; lambs, cholco,
$7ft8; fair, $fl.607
Hops 1909 crop, 12(JJ)10c; olds,
nominal; 1910 contracts, nominal.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 14(7J17a per aro engaged
pound; valloy, 18ft20c; mohair, cholco, amounting to
REQUIEM FOR 1,000.
Death List In Costa Rica Earthquake
San Jose, Costa, Itlca, May 9.
Chimes of the historic Church Del Car
mon, tho belfry of which withstood tho
earthquake shock of Wednesday, tolled
a requiem nt sunset tonight for Car
tago s dead.
While the bolls pcalud out the tid
ings of sorrow, 6,000 Itomelcss men,
women and children, their uncovered
heads bowed with grief, stood In silent
prayer upon the hill Uita overlooking
the rulnsof the ancient city. Hour by
hour tho magnitude of tho disaster be
comes mora apparent.
Eighteen hundred are dead." Almost
aa many aro wounded, many of whom
will die. Ten thousand are humolras,
hundreds are starving. Scores have
been drivon Insano.
For tho brave survivors, who for
three dsya havo witnessed almost un
speakable horrors, perils of famine
and pestilence remain to be faced.
Pioneers of Costa Rica aro facing
them with undaunted hearts.
Huddled In camp of refuge, biv
ouacked under the shadow of tho vol
cano Poaz, the city's wealthy uxl
poor alike arose today from a third
night of terror, ready to plan for the
task of reconstructing a new and
grander city over the smoking rem
nant of what Is Cartago, a waste of
ashes and tumbled masonry.
Hundreds of victims wero laid to
rest today. Long trenches were dug
and whole families burled togother.
Many of tho dead were unidentified.
From tho ruins aenrra of bodies are
being removed hourly.
Some Americana aro reported killed,
but Indentlflcatlon, even by tho records,
Is now impossible.
The American colony Immediately
set about to rescue thoso pinned down
Detective Byrnes Dies.
New York, May 9. Thomas F. Byr
ncs, ex-supcrlntcndent of police of tho
city of Now York, but more famous
for his work In tho detective bureau.
died at his homo hero tonight from
chronic Indigestion, after an illness of
more than two years. Ho was 00
years old. Byrnes waa born In Ire
land, but camo to this country whon
very young. He Joined tho police
forco early and rose rapidly; at 28 ho
waa captain. During his term tho air-
gregatoof sentences imposed on prison
ers taken by him reached 10,000 years.
Iiondon, May 7, 6 A. M, King Ed.
ward VII died from pmiumonln at 1 1 us
last night nt Jlucklnglinm Palnce, and
at the snmo moment tho crown and
scepter of the Emplro of Great Britain
passed nutomntlenlly to his son and
heir, Prince George of Wales, now
Death struck down the mightiest
hereditary ruler of the world with u
little compunction as If his victim ImJ
been tho meanest of that king's sul
Joels. Tho prayers of tho whole n.
tlou, bound to its monarch by cen
turies of tradition nnd by n love horn
of complete nnd Intlmnto knowlwl,
of that ruler's foibles, almost as much
aa of his great virtues, availed to stay
tno nami oi wio uenix r not one jot.
King Edward died almost lcfuro hli
subjects had bvgun to realize that (h
was seriously III. tie was taken tick
a week ago. After three days a ser
ious complication Iwgan to develop,
Tho fourth day his physicians limed
bulletin that stirred tho whole nation
to Its depts. On thu sixth day the
king was dead.
The shock to Great Britain nnd te
tho world had been tremendous, not In
a national way, for the death of li
king has been discounted In tho niir
kets for many years, but to tho em
pire's sentimentality. King Edward
was sincerely loved throughout the
length and breadth of England's
He was loved aa a great son of a no-
bio mother, ami ho was loved for him
self because he had In his character
that rare commingling of democratic
simplicity with kingly dignity uhlch
mado him Justly the "first gentleman
of Great Britain."
Politically, the death of Edward VII
contains grave potentialities. The
commons is now engaged In "reform
ing Uie house of lords." To Edward a
liberal ministry hsd looked with conn
denco for the creating of such jx-ers u
would carry out the will of Uie pwple
aa expressed at the last election. Now
a now king stcnt forward to take Ed
ward's place. What attltuse ho my
assume In this, the createst bolitlril
crisis England has f need In generations.
remains a problem.
Nearly all members of tho king's
Immediate family were at his IxihtJ
when the king died. Just Ix-foro the
end came, the royal patient rallied and
spoke weakly to thoo about him.
"I know It Is all over," he said, "but
1 think I've done rny duty."
Those wero his last words.
Tho first official act of tho new klnr,
George V, was crfortned Immediate
ly after his father had breathed his luL
He dispatched to the lord mayor of
London the announcement of Edvrsrd
VII 'a death, In pursuance of an age-old
custom. His telegram road: "1 ara
deeply grlcvut to Inform you that my
beloved father, the king, pawn! away
peacefully at 11:40 toiilghL
That Gcorirc V Will leave anv dreo
Imprint on Enullsh hlstrov as n.vrr.
elgn of force and rormnamllmr ability
is much to be doubted, but nt least he
Is likely to prove n kintr of cood hcarL
of conscientious attention to duty an)
or discretion in stato affairs.
Geogre brings to the throne consid
erable experience of his own In rou
tlno demands of public survlro made
upon him as tho prince of Wales, and
he comes to tho task of governing
with fair ability, a good personality
and a serious sense of his own responsibilities.
Roosevelt's Nsmo Suggested.
Now York, May 9. That Theodore
Roosevelt bo named aa tho spcclsel
representative of the United States to
attend tho funeral of King Edward Is
tho suggestion which will bo put bo-
fore President Taft by members of tho
Roosevelt Welcoming committee hero.
The apiolntment of Colonel Roosovolt,
howover, would depend on tho date sot
for tho funoral, as It is possible' thnt
tho obsequies may not We heM tfettil af
ter he leaves for tho Uty teetsM
Match Cost a,000!ftfjoiff
Victoria, B. a, May'fKf!
qucr manufactories of Jtneet)trcd
nt ii;iiiio, in noio, wepsr
nFvu uut in n great ate at
on April 10. In all J,M .
including lactones, tenia has,
and public buildings, wece'i
and a loss occasioned to aaa
$2,000,000. The He w 'eWo to
II Inu nl..,lnn 11L J '.J.-L
Date for Revolution Set.
Changsha. China. Mav 10 Tl.nt-fn.
oral uneasiness has been greatly In
creased hero by tho apearanco of a
largo number of (waters unsigned de
manding tho destruction of foreigners
and of native Christians, ami setting
Msy 27 aa tho dato for a general ant!-
Mancrai uprising. Government offi
cials havo destroyed tho posters and
the city Is being strongly patrolled.
Agitators aro holding secret meetings,
but It Is bcllovrd that tho presonro of
foreign gunboats will net as a check to
a small boy playing
Threo hundred lacquer? msaaTsdiikii
i. " U i x
Throat Affected, T. R. Rests.
Stockholm, May 10. Ex-Presldent
Roosevelt shortened his nrojrram today
even moro than It had already been ab
breviated by King Edward's doath, be
cause of tho hoarseness from which ho
is suffering. A throat specialist vlilt
od tho nalsco twlco today and recom
mended that Colonel Roosovolt atay In
doors, as tho weather was rainy. Col
onel Roosovolt left his npnrtmonts only
once, Ho took lunch with Charles II.
Groves, tho American minlstor.
m vT,ft WIi-Ope'nFaTr.
New York, May lO.-Prcsldont Tsft
will tomorrow open tho third fair of
th. Actor's Fund of America, through
which funds aro raised to caro for aged
and dostituto pctors. It is tho first
tlmo that n nroatitnnt n n, Ttnllwl
8tatcs has thus honored the stago xi
managers am! players allko havounlUd
to glvo him a spectacular wolcomo.