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IKS OFTHE WEEK
li i (Mtisti Fwa fir Bit
A Returns ef the Less ImporUnt but
, Net Less Interesting Events
ef the Past Week.
General Bell says
prepared for war.
A crisl. Is near tit,
the cation Its not
Chicago in the
Crown Prince Georgo, ol Scrvia, will
vleit the United States
A prediction is made that Japan will
invade Europe and fight Germany,
Consul' Jenkins has been recalled lor
favoring President Zelaya in Salvador.
"The kaiser has offered to buy an air
sip if its inventor can sail it across
The railroads of the country have
adopted a plan of publicity to conciliate
Mrs. II. F. McCormick, daughter of
John D. Rockefeller, says her father is
Endeavorers front all parts of the
United 6tates are on their way to Seat
tle to attend the conventions
St. Louis publishers are to sue tho
government because their publications
havo been barred from tho mails as sec
ond class matter.
As an evidence of the large amount
of money sent out of the United Status
by Japanese it is shown that those in
Portland annually send $120,000 to
A row betweed Tillman and Dolliver
has led to talk of a duel.
The Hague conference is having some
livoly debates over the Americaan prop
Express companies in Nebraska will
fight tho new state law reducing rates
Japanese have formally demanded li
censes in San Francisco preparatory to
suing for damages.
Commissioner Neill is making a
strenuous effort to keept. he telegraph
era strike from spreading.
The Jamestown fair has borrowed
another ;3ou,uuu. ine company's
property is given as security.
, Sedition is spreading in India and it
- is predicted that England will soon
have another war on her hands.
Archbishop Glinnon. of St Louis,
has been appointed to take a census of
American Catholics, estimated at 15,-
The Union Pacific at the Omaha
shops has just turned out two all steel
box cars and it is probable the change
will be adopted.
Judge Charles Swayne, of the North
era district of Florida, is dead. The
judge was brought into prominence a
short time ago by an attempt to im
Telegraph operatocrs are to. vote on a
It is reported that the MoquI Indians
in Utah are on the warpath
Philadelphia has forbidden games at
school in wnch there is kissing.
Odessa is again the scene of rioting
in which many Jews are being killed
A tornado in Eastern Wisconsin
struck Eoveml towns and killed two
The Hague conference is receiving
many propositions to mitigate the ho;
rora of war.
Negotiations are in progress to settle
the dispute between United States, Co
lombia and 1'anama.
Grover Cleveland, who has been ill
for three weeks, is improveud suffi
ciently to be around the house.
Bandit Eaisuli has captured General
MacLean, commander of the body
guard of the sultan of Morocco.
The Miners' Federation has voted to
continue Moyer and Haywood in office
and given abcut $45,000 to aid in their
Chester B. Runyon, cashier of the
Windsor Trust company, of New York,
has disappeared with $00,317 of the
company's money, leaving no trace of
Harrlman bos ordered full publicity
of all railrcad'accidents on his lines.
The Miners' Federation convention
at Denver has adpoted a Socialist plat
orm, Thousands of Japanese are being
smuggled into tho United States from
A new ordinance passed in Philadel
phia makes tho city a partner in all
street car lines.
A French emigrant agent has been
arrested by his government for sending
weavers to America.
Navajo Indians in Arizona threaten a
revolt because tho agent killed one of
them in self defense.
President Cabrera has passed whole
sale death sentences in Guatemala for
alleged revolutionary acts.
The contest for tho Republican na
tional convention city is now on. Ohl
cago'ecoins to have the preference.
STANDARD MEN TESTIFY.
Rockefeller So Long Out of Business
He Knows Little About It.
Chicago, July 8. John D. Kockcfol
ler, presldont of tho Standard Oil com
pany, of New Jersey, occupied the wit
ness stand in tho United States District
court Saturday, whilo Judge Landig
plied him with questions regarding tho
financial strength and the business
methods of tho corporation of which ho
is tho head.
Mr. Hockofoller waa a very willing
and nn unsatisfactory witness. Ho was
ivady to tell nil that he know, but ho
said that ho know practically nothing.
Tho net result of his examination whs
that ho bo! loved during tho years 1003)
1004 and 1006, tho period covered by
tho indictments on which tho Standard
Oil company of Indiana was recently
convicted, tho net pro6ts of tho Stand
ard Oil company of New Jersey were
approximately 40 per cent on an out
standing capitalisation of 1100,000,000.
Tho Investigation by Judge Landls
was instituted by him ior tho express
purposo of determining whether or not
tho Standard Oil company of Indiana,
which was convicted of violatron of tho
law, was really owned by tho Standard
Oil company of New Jersey, wbetbor
tho Union Tank Lino company, whoso
cars were used for tho shipments, mndo
in violation of law, were sirallariyown-
ed, and also to obtain an it lea of tho fi
nancial resources of the convicted cor
poration in order to iuflict a flno pro
portionate to tho offense and tho assets
of tho convicted company.
It was stated by ollicers of tho Stand
ard Oil company of Now Jersey that it
owned the greater part of the stock of
both the Union Tank Lino company
and Standard Oil company of Indiana.
Specific figures as to the earnings of tho
parent corporation were given by
Charles M. Pratt, its secretary, and
they were close to the estimate given
by Mr. Rockefeller.
SMASH WHOLE DEFENSE.
State to Prove Moran Was Sent to
Denver for Cash.
Boise, July 8. A little at a time
the outlines of some of tho features of
the rebuttal testimony to bo introduced
by tho state in tho Haywood case leak
out. It is found that among the wit
nesses for the defense whose testimony
will be demolished is Pat Moran, tho
Cheyenno saloonkeeper. Orchard tes
tified that Moran went to Denver for
him in June, 1004, and got $500 from
Pettibcne. That was when Orchard and
John Neville, with tho latter'a boy,
reached Cheyenne on the occasion of
the fight from Independence after tho
depot explosion. Orchard wanted moro
money for his trip. Moran was a
friend of Fettibone and ho readily con
sented to run down to Denver to get the
money, as Orchard did not feel safe in
showing himself in the Colorado city
Moran denied tho story in every feat
ure. He did not even know Orchard's
name, hearinc him called "Shorty.'
and he could not recognize pictures cf
tho famous witness when theso were
shown him while be was on the stand
Thcugh he was sadly rattled and die
credited on the cross examination, he
stuck to his denial.
Nevertheless, the state will have wit
nesses to prove Moran waa in Denver
CHINA TO BE AVENGED.
Prominent 'Oriental Writes Roosevelt
aiexico tiny, July s. Jho most ag
gressive utterance that has come from
the pen of a Chinese concerning the
Chinese exclusion act is a document
written by Kong Yu Wei, leader of the
Chinese reform movement, who recent
ly left this city for New York. The let
tor was written to President Roosevelt,
seeking to enlist the president's aid in
a revision cf the present laws. The
letter says in part:
"Two decades" of rigid enforcement of
the exclusion laws have brought about
the ill will of 400.000,000.
"A united Chinese will seek to
avenge its wrongs. Its anger will bo
vented In ways that I dread to think of,
"The timo will come when a small
spark may start an uncontrollable con
tlagratlon and the friendly tics between
our people severed beyond remedy
Americans have been wont to condemn
Russian cruelty toward the JaDaneee
How much more humane has been
America's treatment of the Chinese."
Germs on Car Transfers.
Paris, July 8. A well known Bor
deaux physician, Dr. Busquet, has been
analysing the germs on transfer tickets
used on streetcars, and has found that
they propogato most dangerous diseases.
He soaked a number of them in tsela-
tine and then cave them to a conductor
to be used. At tho end of the day's
worK he went to the olllce and claimed
these tickets. Ho then left the bacilli
to cultivate and found that in a fow
hours four out of every five had devel
oped bacilli of the worst kinds of dis
Appeal to Mrs. Russell Sage.
Berlin, July 8. An attempt will bo
mode to induce Mrs. Russell Saee. of
new Yoric, to use part of her enormous
fortune to abolish the terrible white
slavo trade, which is continually going
on between JSurope and America. In
0 manner could Mrs. 6a ko immortal
ize uer nusuanu's and her own names
than by wiping out this blot upon her
country's reputation, Gerrrans say. The
white slave trade, it is claimed, is In
creasing instead of lessening.
Sultan's Credit Exhausted.
Constantinople, Juyl 8. -Tho sultan
is being persistently dunned for repay
ment of his numerous loans from Euro
nean financiers end is at his wlta' nnd
1 to find a way out.
I OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
DEER SEASON OPENS JULY 5
Change In Game Laws Nat Generally
Known by Hunters,
Albany That net moro than 5 ,pef
cent ot the sportsmen of Oregon know
that tho open season for deer begins
this year July 15, Is tho "opinion o.f ft
local hunter. Tho fact that tho , tout
legislature changed tho deer sesson htm
not become known at nil in this part, Of
tho rdato and men who ninny v bcf,in
deer hunting ns toon ns tho season opens
aro making no plans to go into tho
mountains until next month.
According to tho now law, tho opon
season for buck deer is from July 15 to
November 1. It was formorly from
August 15 to November 1. The season
tor fomnlo deer romalns tho satno undor
tho new law as it was under the old
from September 1 to November 1.
Theso changes in tho deer season nro
i - . ... . t.i i i.i-i. i
embodied in houao bill 151, which is
recorded on page 341 of tho 1007 ses
Another change In tho deer law is
that it is now a misdemeanor to kill
dogsbhaslng deer. It was formorly
illegal to hunt deer with dogs and that
provision is also contained in the now
law. Undor tho old law many dogs
caught chasing deer wcro shot and
killed and tho now provision was in
serted In order to protect owners ot val
uable dogs, which would or oak loose
and chase deer without tho knowledge
of their owners.
Seek Location for Library.
Albany Albany's nubile library will
I bo started as eoon as a euitnblo build
ing can bo found. Arrangements aro ,
complete for instituting it ana as eoon'to meet Secrotnry of tho Interior Gar
as temporary quarters nro routed tho
uurary win oe o pencil. iino uirccions
. 1 I At f 1 .1
nave uoen eiccieu unu uioir election
lias been confirmed, in necordanco with
tho state laws governing public libra
ries, under which this Institution was
formed by tho city council. Theso di
rectors are Frank J. Miller, Mrs. J. K.
Weatherford, II. H. Hewitt, Fred P.
Nutting, Mrs. H. F. Merrill, Mrs. 8.
E. Young, M. H.JBllIs and Miss Lucy
Water for Irrigation Next Year.
Ontario Messrs. Allbriglit and Eg
gleston, of Portland, Christian Co
operative representatives, hnve re
turned from Upper Willow creek.
They Btnte work is progressing rapidly
on tho irrigation project, and that work
of survey for the laterals is still going
on. The huge reservoir in uow valley
will be in
rpnillnPBft tn rfnllvnr wntar
next year, and whilo tho project of tho!
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leueruuuii in a vuev uiiumuiKiii);
vast undertaking and
will take-a long time to construct, they
say it will surely be completed to Irrl
gate thousands of acres of high land in
S. P. Behind Spencer Power Plant.
Klamath Falls The posltivo an
nouncement has at last been mado that
the work being done at Spencer's on
Klamath river fa the begin. 'ng fa
large power plant which tho Southern
Pacific company will complete in tho
course of a few years. The operations
of the workmen engaged on tho plant
have been rather mysterious and em
ployes who hnvo worked there for six
months or more did not know what
they were working at or for whom.
New Clerk In Land Office.
Burns There is rejoicing among the
patrons of tho United States land ofllco
here over the assurance just received
from the department at Washington
that a clerk is to be added to tho work
ing force with the opening of the ofllco.
The work of the ofllco has been badly
congested and this will relievo the
strain and permit tho completion of
important transactions which have been
awaiting action for some time.
Buy Land for Weston Brick.
Weston Tho proprietors of the
Westn brickyard have purchased of
James D. Gieh his addition to Weston,
consisting of nearly 10 acres in tho low
er part of the city. Before making tho
purchase the brickyard people quietly
demonstrated that the soil was well
adapted to tho making of u superior
quality of brick. The price paid was
Ontario Wants New Land District.
Ontorio A petition is being circulat
ed in Ontario and numerously signed
asking the government tc create a now
land district for this section and tho
appointment of a register and recolver,
the otlice to bo located at Ontario or
Valo. At present parties having land
office business to transact havo to go to
Burns, a distance of 150 miles.
Clackamas Land Booming.
Oregon City The largo Increased fees
of tho recorder's office in Clackamas
county is a good indication of the
healthy growth in tho real estate busi
ness. The fees of County Recorder
Ramsby for Juno were $421.01, against
$200.35 for tho sarno month during the
Murphy Estate Valued at $70,000
Salem Tho will of the lato Judgo J.
J. Murphy, lias keen probated hero. It
leaves an estate estimated at $70,000
to be eaually divided between tho wid
ow, Elizabeth O. Murphy, and the son,
Chester G. Murphy, tho latter being
named as executor without bonds.
Frut Box Factory for Weston.
Weston 0. W. Avery, manager of
the Blue Mountain sawmill, hjs gone
to Portland to purchase machinery for
the equipment of n box factory to be
run In connection with his mill, The
demand at present Is far in excoss of
the supply with present facilities.
FOREST FUND FOR EACH 8TATE
Plnchot Says Department Proposes
roiulltton Whilo In tho city for n
few hours, Glfford Plnchot, chief for
eater of the United States, announced
that It his present plans wcro amterlnl
Mtd. that tho next appropriation for for
est reserves, by congress, would bo d
vided Into spoolflo appropriations tor
tho states. Ills object in this chnngo
ot policy Is to icouro bettor tpproprln
tlons for the individual Btnks. making
It poaalblo to pay bettor snlatioa for
those who aro placed in chargo of tho
forest reserves and thereby scuuro moro
Tho question of having tho forett re
serve district headquarters moved from
Portland to this city was taken up
with Mr. Plnchot, and ho promised to
givo tho matter his attention. Ho lis
. ...11 1 1. . .i.
tened carefully to tho arguments mndo
for tho proposed change and admitted
that tlioro seemed to bo soma good icn
sons why tho chnngo should bo nude.
Tho forester says hit particular pur
poso In coming to tho West at this time
is to study local needs, hoar complaints
explain tho purposes of tho forett re
serve, adjust differences, and in short
to adapt tho administration of tho ro-
sorvo affairs to tho local conditions
He says ho Is finding tlmt complaints
concerning the reserve Is not duo to tho
theory or policy of tho administration
but to mistakes that hnvo been mado
m the conduct of tho reservo affairs
and theso ho is endeavoring to adjust as
rapidly as possible.
iio went from hero to Coeur d'AIono
Idaho, and from tlipneo nwi to Iltlnnn
fi0ia. He expects to bo in Portland
juj 13 ntui 14
Salmon Reach the Catspoola.
Albany Salmon are rpeortcd to have
been seeu in tho mouth of tho Cain
pooln river, whoro it enters tho Wll
lamotto at this city. If salmon aio
successfully passing tho falls at Oregon
City and ascending the willamotto
long deferred bene ot residents of tho
upper valloy is being realized. In spito
of all tho contrivances which havo been
placed in tho river at Oregon City to
enable salmon ton pcond, very few fof
tho fish havo ovor been seen as far south
as this city.
Will Find Klamath Reds Active
Klamath Falls The Klamath Indian
reservation is a busv nlaco tlila sum
mer, nnd Secretary Garfield will find
much to intorest him whon ho visits
tlin linmn ftf TTnnln Hatn'u wnrilu In llin
tho homo of Undo Sam's wards in tho
middle of July. At tho Klamath
agency, whero tho scnoola nro located
about $40,000 is being oxpended in Jrn
provemcnts The chief improvements
boing mado are the constructing of a
sewerage system and an electric light
and water system.
Harney's Prospocts Excellent.
iiurns Uhore nro excollont crop
prospects In all nans of Harney county.
Grain has a fine stand aiul fruit of all
varieties is looking well. Alfalfa has
made an unusually good growth this
year, and thoro are somo rich patches
ot it on dry land with no artificial irri
gntion. Haying will begin early In
July and.tho crop is very hfdvy.
Wheat Club, 80c; bluestem, 88
80c; valley, 80c: red, 84c.
Onts No. 1 white, $27.60028; gray,
Barley Feed, $21.60022 per ton;
browing, nominal;, rolled, $23.60
Corn Whole. $28; cracked, $20 por
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $17
18 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
$2123; clover, $0; cheat, $010;
grain hay, $010; alfalfa, $13014.
Fruits Chorries, 8 10c por pound;
apples, 76cfl por box; storago Spllz-
enbergs, $3.00 per box; gooseberries,
7c per pound; cantaloupes, $3.5003,75
por crate; apricots, 7Cc $2 por crato;
peaches, $1.251.50 per box; plums,
$1.05 per box; blackberries, $1.25
60 per crate; lognnborrlos, $1.25 per
crate; raspberries, $ll DO por crato;
prunes, $l.6U(2)i.7& per crate.
Vegetables iurnips, $2 por sack;
carrots, $2.50 per sack; beets, $2.50
por sack; asparagus, 10c per pound;
beans, 710o per pound; cabbngo,
2 we per pound: corn, 350 000 per doz
en; cucumbers, $1 per box; lettuce,
head, 25o por dozen; onions, 1620c
per dozen; peas, 45c per pound; rod
ishos, 20c per dozen; rhubarb, 3Jo
per pound; tomatoes, $1,50 per orato.
rotatoes uid Uregon JJurbanks, $3
3.25 per sack: new, 3o por pound.
Butter Fancy creamery, 2225c
Poultry Averoga old hens, ll12o
per pound, mixed chickens, 1O0;
spring chickens I314c; old roosters,
0c; dressed chlckons, 1017c; turkeys,
live, licsizc; turkeys drosHod. choice
nominal; geeso, live, 7lpc; young
ducks, 1314o; old duoke, 10c.
hggs Candled, 2420c por dozen.
Veal Dressed, 5jj7Jc per pound.
ueof Dressed bulls, 3 4o por
pound; cows, 60JiC: country steers,
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 8a per lbj
ordinary, 67c; spring lambs, 00Jo
Pork Dressed, C8Jo per pound.
Hops fl8o per pound, according to
Wool Eostorn Orogon averngo host,
1022o per pound, according to shrink
age; valloy, 2022c according to fine
Mohair Choice, 2030c per pound. ,
CARNAGE PAl,LS FOURTH.
Celebration Victims Up To Former
Records for Number.
Chicago, July 0, Tho annual slaugh
ter has been dono in tho nnmo, or
rnthor undor tho guise, ot "patriot
Ism." With 08 known victims, nnd
hundreds ot others groaning out tliolr
Uvea In hospitals, it Is certain that tho
list ot victims to U10 "Glorious Fourth"
will exceed 158. tho total Inst year, in
1000 Willi nil tho prccAutlotii that
coiik bo taken by authorities, tno totni
Injured reached nearly 0,000 nnd tho
total this your wlvun all tho returns nro
In, will bo qulto as largo, moro likely
larger, for tho foolklllor has been cudly
remiss in his duty, Inventors havo
brought forth now engines of destruc
tion. Tho toy pistol ami cannot) cracker
and deadly dynnmlto ennu liavoolnliucd
their usual quotn. One peculiar font
uro ot tho casualties this year Is tho
number of deaths frciu fright. Of tho
ilvo Instant deaths In this olty, four
wcro from fright. This Is n snlcudld
trlbuto to tho iiMimfacturors ol explo
sives and thn blithering Idiots who uo
them to cnuso suffering.
In Now York threo pewons woio
killed by explosives, and a girl was
trampled to death undor tho hoofs ot a
panlo strlckon homo inirtd by colobm
tors. Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Mllwaukeo
nnd sovcral othor largo cities report no
deaths, but hundreds ot accidents.
Tho total lire loss attrlbutnbloto fire
works wa4 $304,000. This was greatly
reduced by heavy rains, which wore
general over tho Middle West tho night
boforo tho iourth.
SUE SAN FRANCISCO.
Injured Japanese Claim Damsfiee from
Ban Francisco, July 5. Suit against
tho city nnd county of San Frsnotrco
was (lied this afternoon in tho Superior
court for tho recovery of $2,576 for
damages alleged to have been sustained
by the proprietors of tho liorecshoo rcH
taurant and a Japanese with house nt
Klghtli and Folsom streets on May 23,
when a row, caused by an attack by la
bor union men on two nonunion men,
who were eating in tho restaurant, re
suited in tho fronts of tho two places
boing smashed by t tones nnd clubs.
Tho suit was brought in tho namo of
J. Tlmoto, proprietor ot tho bath house,
but Includes tho damngo to both estab
li8hments, tho proprietor of tho reetuu
rant having assigned his claim to tho
plaintiff. Tho papers wcro filed by Carl
h. I.IndHiy, attorney for Tlmoto. Asso
ciated with him nro united States Dis
trict Attornoy Itobert Devlin, who ap
pears nt the request of United States
Attorney Gouoral Charles J. lionapurto,
and Enrl II. Webb, ot countol for tho
Japanese Acting Counsel Maumbaio
Is also taking an active Intercut in tho
caio, which is tho iirst leval action ro
suiting from tho declaration ot tho
United States government that, by duo
legal process, reparation should bo
mado for whntovor datnago tho Japan-
eto may havo sustained.
BIG LEVEE LETS FLOOD GO.
Ono Million Dollars Damage to Farm
Lands In California.
Bakorfifleld, Cal., July 5. Tho Bnona
Vista lako lovco lias broken, flooding
30,000 acres of land belonging to Mil
ler A Lux and tho Tevls land company,
and causing $1,000,000 damn go. Tho
Sunset railway has been put out of
commission and tho oil fields nro cut off
from communication with this city.
Tho loveo hold back) tho waters of
uuona visia ioko, covering iv squaro
miles, nnd protected a body of re
claitnod land extondlng for a dlstanco
of 16 miles, including tho old bed of
Kern lako, tho property of tho Kern
County Lund company and Miller &
Lux. Tills land was covered with crops
of growing grain ready for tho harvests
and with alfalfa.
Of tho Hooded land, about 22,000
acres belonging to tho Kern County
Lund company and 8,000 to Miller &
Lux. Tho territory is divided into
four big ranches, and tho work of re
clamation has been in progress for
nearly 20 years.
The lovco wus built in 1880-7 Jointly
by the two corporations at 11 cost of
Throws Sop to Poasants.
St. Petersburg, July 5. Tho govorn-
mont is ehowing fovorish activity in
pushing the distribution of tho 25,000,
000 acres of crpwn, stato and peasant
land, which it lias dcoldod to distribute
in average lots of 25 acres to Individual
peasant soldiers on easy paymont terms,
in order to mako a showing bcioro tho
convocation ot the now parliament,
Four of the nartluinantB in a nawnshnn
robbery here June12 hnvo beon tried
by court murtlal and condemned to bo
hanged. Eight bandits at Riga havo
been sontencod to death.
Pouring Into British Columbia.
Victoria, U. 0., July 5, It is ox-
poctod ovor 3,000 Japanese will nrrlyo
n liritish Columbia during this month
from Janan and Honolulu, and ns iiiunv
If not moro aro oxpectod in August,
Tho steamor Kuincr c will br nu tho
first Jnrgo contingent of 2,000 Jnpaneso ,
from Honolulu, to bo followod by other
sUumors, The numbors brought across.,
tho Paclflo nro constantly increasing,
Fivo steamers duo during tho nqxt two
weeks Jmvo ovor 000 on board,
Straus Probes Immigration.
Montreal, July 6. Otcar S. StrauB,
sceiotury of commerco and labor, loft
here tonight for Honolulu, via Toronto
and Winnipeg, Mr. Straus Is studvinir
conditions at tho ports whorO immigra
tion into tno united urates is tho heav
OPEN DOORIN CHINA
Japan Has Bl&ckid It ad Droki
IUTTLESHIPS COMING TO PACIFIC
Navy Department Officials Still Try to
Minimize tho Importance ot
Washington, July 0. Intoroat In
world politics nnd tho possibility ot
conflict with Japan was renewed hero
today whon tho definite nows that k
groat fleet ot Unltod States warships
would bo sent to tho Pnclflo const bo
came gonemlly known. Also" n now
jilmi o,wiib put on tho matter whon It
hoenmu known that tho move,, calculat
ed as It Is to Imprens Japan that sho In
not dealing with n power llko llusiln,
hlngi'8 on (something deeper tint it (hit
rcsKiitmeut ot Japan at tho treatment
hor citizens ImVo it-colvcd tlmt 8m
Francisco. Tho real Umio, It' Is pointed
out hero, Is tho opon door In tho Far
Ostensibly It was for tho open door
that Japan went to wnr with ltumla.
Hut after her victory tho door of trndo
in Manchuria and Corca was pretty
woll blocked up with otustaolcti placeu
by Japan, much to tho dhcomflturo of
Amor lean and British moichant.
America was given nesurances that
tho door would remain open nnd,
though tho presldont I nt Oyster liny
and othor olllclals ot tho government
aro out of thoVlly, It Is roportcd hero
tlmt tho United States Intends, It it
should become necessary, to bo prepar
ed to Insist that the Japanese govern
incnt put no restrictions In tho way ot
trade with tho continent cf Asia.
Whilo U has beon constantly decJor
ed by the Navy department that no.
rnonaco to Japan is intended by thn
dispatch ot tho fleet, and Ambassador
Aokl, of Hint country, has aicrtod that
Japan will not construe thn presenco ot
tho fleet In tho Paoiflo us such, it Is
understood hero that tho nrrlvnl of tho
battleship squadron In tho 1'nclflc:
marks tho Initial step towards tho
malntoimhco of a permanent fighting
(loot In the Pnclflo hnreaftor.
Whethor to entire fleet of IB vessels
which Ih now destined far tho Pacific
romalns there or not, It is asserted on
tho authority of woll informed oilicinla
that the American navy In tho Paclflo
will never again bo inadequate to copo
wlth any emergenoy on that sldo ot tho
continent unloss thoro Is n vast change
In tho uspect of International politics.
BELIEVE SCHM1TZ BARRED.
Prosocutors Say Namo Cannot
ly Go on Ballot.
San Francisco, July G. Announce
ment by Eugeno E. Schmltz that ho
would bo u candidate for ro-elect Ion to
tho mayoralty this fall to a fourth term,
unless Ills appeal torn new trial Is lit
tho meantime denied by tho Apnollato-
und Supremo courts, lias raised tho-
questlon whether ho can legally go
upon tho ballot. An examination Into
tho law on this point was mndo today
by Assistant District Attorney Itobert
Harrison, and tho tentative conclusion,
was that the mayor Is Imrrcd.
Kchmitz umlntuins that he is not con
victed until his conviction by tho jury
in Judgo Dunno's court Ib finally passed,
upon and sustained by tho Supreme
court of tho Hlato.
FIJI Islands Devastated.
Victoria. II. 0.. JiilvO. Nowsofn
disastrous hurricane in a portion or
tho Fill group, rcsultlni; in tho com-
ploto devastation of Futuna island-
causing great property loss, but no los
of Hfo, was brought by tho steamer
Moann, Captain Davidson, which ar
rived from tho scono of tho hurricane
Tho island, which towered blub with
beautiful vegetation, now Is a groat
burnt-un brown lump of oarth. The?
Island is a sceno o desolation, strewn
completely with dobris, and that no-
lives wore lost Is considered remarkable
Coal Will Bo 8crcor.
Hock Springs, Wyo., July 0. As r ,
result of tho suits illcd by tho govern
ment ngulnst tho Union Pacific Coal
company, forcing Hint company to-
abandon coal property nlloKod to hnve-
beon Illegally scoured from tho govern
ment, fhreo of the big coal mines situ
ated on the disputed pronerty havo
bocrr closod down. Tho mines bolonir
to tho Superior Coal company, which
Is owned by tho Union Paoiflo. Tho
offoct will bo a further shortago of coal
in tho West.
Flocking Ovor Bordor.
Moxlco City, July 0. Two hundred!
nnd sovonty-flvo Japanoeo landed nt
Santa Cruz yesterday. Tho Jupanoso
uro headed for tho coal mines in tho
district of Las Espcrnnzn, Joseph 'A.
strand, a Chinese Immigration
tor shit oned at El Pnn. who nrrlvnl
In this city today, stated that tho Jup
anceo aro Hooking to tho border in irioat
numbers nnd buying tlokots from
Junreu through to Canada, In, ordor to
enter tho United Stnfos.
No Idea of Boycotting.
London, July 0, "Tho loading
chambers of commerco npsuro 1110,''
cabled tho Toklo correspondent of Uie
Dally Tolegranh, that tiioy nover oven
entortnlned tho Idea of boycotting'
Amerjcun goods. Siioh a boycott would
bo considered suicidal, in view ot tho
existing trade conditions."'