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IT'S A COLO DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD BIVEII, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER , 1904.
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HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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rridaya ol the month. Visitors cordially wel
Corned. V. U. Bkoiidi, Counaellor.
Miss Neixh Clark. Secretary.
0 RDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142, meeta in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturday! in each month,
7:i o'clock. . L. Rood, president.
C. U. IUkm, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meeta In K. of f. Hall every Wednesday
night M. M. Uuasiu, V. C,
C. U. Dakim, Clerk.
HOOD RIV&R CAM I', No. 770, W. O. W., meet!
on Mr st and third Tuesday of each month
In Odd Fellow Hall. A. C. btatkn, 0. C.
F. H. Blaou, Clerk.
WAUCOMA LOHUE, No. 80, K. of P., meet!
in K. of P. Hall every Tuesday night.
' H. M. Duku, C. C.
C. E. Hem ar an, K. of R. fc a
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. E.8.,
meets second and fourth luesday even
ings of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. There! Cahtmik, W. li.
alHg. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 524. Women of
Woodcraft, meeti at K. of P. Hall on the
first and third Fridays of each month.
Hklen Norton. Guardian Neighbor.
Nellie Hollowell. Clerk.
CANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. R.
members invited to meet with us.
H. H. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. CCNNINO, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meeta second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O. U.
W. Hall at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Alida Shoemaker, President.
Mrs. T.J. Cunning, Secretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days ol each montu. A. J. Uatchkll, C. P.
Bert Entrican, Scribe.
IDLEWILD LODGE. No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
in Fraternal Hall, every Thursday nlgbt.
1. R. Kerb, N. U.
Bert Entrican, Secretary.
OOD RINER CHAPTER, No. S7, R. A. M.,
meets third Friday night of each month.
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D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Feresters of
America, meets second and fourth Mon
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H.T. DeWitt, C. R.
F. C. Brosius, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
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In each month. Francis Morse, N. G.
Thkrxse Castner, Secretary.
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M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Savaoe, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisans,
meets lir.-t and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social; Arti
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E. M. McCarty, Secretary.
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firBt and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley, Financier. W. B. buuTE, W. M.
J. O. Haynes, Recorder.
IVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meets first and third Satur
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Miss Cora Copple, Recorder.
Mrs. Lucretia i rather, Financier
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Heights. Phone, Main 061.
Will Practice in All Courts.
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Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
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tails promptly answered in town or eoantry
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 61S.
Oflioe over Reed's Grocery.
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JOGIR I. SAMOR9
ATIOSJJEI AT L1W
HOOD irVER .
Newsy Items Gathered f romAII
Parts of the World.
OP INTEREST TO OUR READERS
General Review of Important Happen-
penlgs Presented In a Brief and
A ferryboat in Poland capsized,
drowning 70 persons.
A haii storm at Prineville, Oregon
smashed most ol tbe windows in the
Bids on tbe Grand Ronde, Oregon,
Indan lands are found to be over twite
tbe minimum fixd by law.
Tbe Japanese are believed tc have
cut tbe Russian line of enmunicatien
between Liao Yang and Mukden.
Japanese militaiy experts declare
that General Kuropatkin is cornered so
effectively that escape is impossible, .
Chcago employers, now that the pack
ers appe tr sure of winning th i strike,
are considering a generul campaign
Senator Clark, of Montana, was
threatened by a maniac who ran after
tbe senator declaring that he had
broken the state game laws
The fighting at Port Arthur contnues
to be of the most desperate chaiacter.
Positons cd repeatedly taken, lost and
retaken by the Japanese with a heavy
loss of men.
The Russian vessels at Shanghai
have been disarmed.
The rush incident to the opening of
land near Leu iston, Idaho, is -Betting
A cloudbuist in Montana caiiFed con
siderable damage to the Northern Pa
Snow has fallen near Duluth, Minn.,
and crops have been damaged greatly
by heavy frosts.
A Laramie, Wyo., mob took a negro,
who attacked a white girl, from jail
and banged him.
Russia denies that she is discrimi
nating against British ships in search
ing for contraband of war.
General Stoessel hag informed the
czar that the Port Arthur garrison can
not hold out over six weeks longer at
the Kiost. . j
Tbe city of Binang, on the island of
Luzon, P.I., has been wiped out by
fire. One hundred lives were lost and
5,000 people are homeless.
St. Petersburg deems a crisis at hand
in tbe Liao valley unless Kuropatkin
can retreat. Continued rains, it is
feared, will greatly impede the move
ment of heavy ordnance, which may
have to be abandoned.
The battleship Nebraska will be
launched at Seattle October 7.
The Russians lost about 2,500 men
in tbe recent battles in the Liao valley.
Cloudbursts in Southern California
have washed out much railroad tracks.
Genrals Kuroki and Oku have com
bined their armies to cut the Russian
line near Anaehan.
The Japanese have captured more
forts at Fort Arthur and are now with
in tbe very city at one point.
General FnnBton has notified the war
department that he will relinquish the
command of the department of the Co
lumbia on October 1.
Investigations of the navy depart
ment have shown that our warships
must dock oftener than once a year to
have their bottoms cleaned.
France holds that rovers like Amer
ica should act together to aveit incras
ing danger of Japan becoming the dom
inant power in the Far East.
Th oennral land office hfcS withdrawn
on Hill airua in ittA Durante) land dis
trict, Colordo, on acccunt of the Las
Ananias., N. M., reservoii Bite. ana irri
The Russians have repulsed the
Jananese at several points in the
The Japanese are preparing for a
great battle at Liao Yang and heavy
guns are on the way.
All la ntilet at Shanghai and the
Incident of the disarmament of the
Russian ships is closed.
Georgia militiamen declare1 the
sheriff was in collusion with the mob
which lynched negroes.
The efforts of the Chicago alder
manic ommmittee to end the packers'
strike has come to naught.
it In tntfH that the Corean eovern-
ment has agreed to engage Japanese
advisors and borrow money to carry
out much needed reforms.
Placard are belnar scattered In
Tslnanfu Province, China, urging the
massacre or tne "foreign aevas.
The native Christians are fleeing.
The Japanese war office has con
cluded that Port Arthur cannot be
taken by direct assault and has order
ed that no attacks be made which
would entail heavy loss.
The Russians really command three
forta of any importance at Port Ar
A big battle Is raging near Liao
Tang In which the Japanese are at
tacking. The two last assaults of the Japan
ese oa Port Arthur are reported to
bave cost them 13,000 men.
The O. R. ft N. steamers between
Portland and San Francisco are to be
ran independent of the railroad.
ARMIES ARE A50UT EQUAL.
Russia Has All Confidence Kuropat
kin Will Be Victorious.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1. The. great
battle of Liao Yang, which began early
Tuesday morning,- raged throughout
the day with increasing Intensity, but
up to this hour no further official de
tails beyond two brief telegrams given
out in the afternoon, bave been received
bby the war office. Every confidence
is expressed in General Kuropatkin'f
ability to meet tbe Japanese assault oa
ground of his own choosing, but the
city is hungrily awaiting further ntws
of tbe progress of the fight.
The Japanese forces engaged in this
battle can only be estimated here, but
they are believed to number about
General Kuropatkin is known to
have six army corps, besides 147 squad
rons of cavalry, in which great confi
dence is reposed, bringing the Russian
total up to about the same number that
the Japantse have. How the aimies
compare with regard to artillery is not
definitely known, though throughout
the war the Japanese have shown great
preference for this arm and great skill
in its use.
Reports from tbe front credit the
Japanese with having about 200 guns
and many mountain batteries, and it is
known that they recently shipped 24
heavy guns to Yinkow. Fonr of these
guns already have been mentioned in
these dispatches as being in action.
General Kurokatkin, in addition to
his field batteries, has a number of very
heavy guns emplaced at important po
sitions at Liao Yang, where the Rus
sians have been strongly fortifying for
some time. The Japanese profess to
have captured two field batteries dur
ing te past two days. Russian official
accounts admit the loss of only six
It is stated a Japanese battery was
captured south of Anshanshan during
tbe preliminary fighting, and that sev
eral Japanese guns have been destroyed
Little of tbe strategic situation has
developed so far. Official news from
the front says there was desperate fight
ing in the southern center, while from
inf ormation from other sources it ap
pears the Japanese are endeavoring to
turn the Russian right from the neigh
borhood of the junction of tbe Taitse
and Sakhe rivers. The fighting on the
western flank appears to have ap
proached within three miles of Liao
WILL TRY TO SPREAD STRIKE.
Union Will Attempt to Call Out
" , cry Affiliated Trade.
Chicago, Sept. 1. A strong effort is
to be made by the leaders of the unions
now on Btrike at the Btockyards to
spread tbe scope of the strike so that it
will include every trade which is affil
iated in even a remote degree with the
packing industry. The first step in
this direction was taken tonight, when
the etockbandlers now employed at the
yards voted to go on strike at 10 o'clock
in the morning. There are about 1,
000 of these men, and their duties are
to look alter and feed the cattle in the
pens between the time of their arrival
and tbe the time of killing. Their
action tonight, therefore, will make it
incumbent upon tbe packers to provide
other men to take their places.
President Donnelly, of the Butchers'
union, declared tonight he would also
be able to call out all tbe switchmen
employed on the railroads which do
business at tbe stockyards, and posBib-
ly to extend tbe slrine to other depart
ments of the railroads. A mass meet
ing of the strikers is to be he'd tomor
row afternoon at Watita hall, near tbe
stockyards, an addresses are to be made
by a number of labor leaders.
After a conference with members of
tbe executive committee of the strikers'
national organization, President Don
nelly refusad to divulge what bad taken
place. He admitted that means of se
curing money for the strikers had been
discussed, but be refused to say what
else bad been talced of at the confer
Russian Army Confident.
Berlin, Sept. 1. A dispatch fiom
Liao Yang to the Lokal Anzeiger, timed
9:25 a. m. today, says: "What ap
pears to be tbe deciding battle began at
4 a. m. The Japanese began the at
tack east of Liao Yang along the Taitze
river, but were repulsed. Tbe firing
is now specially heavy south and south
west of Liao Yang. One can no longer
distinguish individual detonations.
The Wyberg regiment, of which Em
peror William II is honorary chief, is
deploying npon the batt It field. The
Russian army is full of confidence.
Revival of "Boxerlsm."
Shanghai, Sept. 1. A revival of
"Boxer ism" is reported from Taming
fu, in the southwestern part of Pechili
province, 215 miles from Tien Tain.
Over 20 American missionaries, includ
ing women and children,' have been
obliged to evacuate Tamingfn owing to
an intended massacre on the part of
the Boxers, who call themselves "Tsai
yun." The local telegraph company
refused to transmit a message from tbe
missionaries to Minister Conger.
flay Search for British Ships.
Midi id, Sept. 1. The Russian aux
iliary cruiser Don baa left Vogo with
out waiting for her bill of health.
Her commander was in receipt of a tel
egram from tbe Russian government
which presumably ordered him tc re
sume the search for Bitish collieries
destined for Japan. It is stated here
that ten other Russian cruisers are en
saged in this work on the coasts of
Spain, Portugal, France and Africa.
JESTINO STATION AT EUGENE."
Bureau of forestry Has Matter Un
Salem The United States bureau of
forestry has under consideration the es
tablishment of a testing station at the
University of Oregon at Eugene, and it
is learned from a reliable source that
the officials who have the matter, in
charge are very favorably impressed
with tbe need of such a station here. .
Tbe work of such a station would be
to make careful and accaiatt) tests of
the strength, durability, .elasticity,
etc., of all kinds of building and con
struction material, such as lumber,
stone, brick, cement. Such a station
would require an initial investment of
lo.uuu lor machinery with which to
make the tests. The custom of the
government has been to require , the
state to furnish the testing laboratory,
while the government employes the ex
pert to taie charge of the woik. After
the laboratory baa been provided there
would be no further expense to the
The advantage to the state in tbe es
tablishment of a government testing
station would be in the advertising
Oregon material would get as a result
of the tests. A report of all tests
would be published in government bul
letins, and an official record would be
kept showing the merits of Oregon
The nearest government test station
is at Berkeley, Cal., where the bureau
of forestry maintains a station similar
to that proposed for Oregon. In addi
tion to setting before the world reliable
information regarding the merits of
construction material, these stations
afford an opportunity to ascertain
whether materials being used in con
struction work are of tbe character
called for by contracts oi whether they
are suited to the purpose for which
COMPANY MAY BUILD PORTAGE.
Presumed Object of New Portland
Salem The Portland Contract com
pany, of Portland, filed articles of in
corporation in the office of the secretary
of state last week wUn A'aivel Kern,
Robert Wakefield nd J. N. Teal as in
corporators. The amount of thecapital
stock is 110,000. While it is not so
stated in the articles, it is beileved
aronnd the capitol that this is the cor
poration which will undertake the con
struction of the portage railway be
tween The Dalles and Celilo.
The expressed purpose of the com
pany is to take contiacts for and to
construct buildings, railroads, canals,
bridges, etc., and to deal in lumber
and logs, and transact other business
such as construction companies often
engage in. The incorporators named
are authorized to open stock books and
receive subscriptions to the capital
Building for Medical College.
Salem There is a movemnt on foot
to secure for the Willamette university
an exclusne building for tbe use of the
medical college of that institution. It
was announced by Dean W. H. Byid,
of the medical college of the university,
that Hon. A. Bush had started the sub
scription list toward the realization of
tbe 117,000 required for the building,
with a donation of f 2,500, and that a
subscription of f 1,000 bad been added
thereto by the faculty of tbe universi
ty. Dr. Byrd says that a vigorous
campaign will now be made.
Eugene's Carnegie Library.
Eugene At a recent meeting of the
city conncil arrangements were made
for the purchase of a lot on Willam
ette street, between Tenth and Elev
enth, for a site for the Carnegie libra-
ly. ibe price to be paid Is 14,000.
A gift of 110,000 from Mr. Carnegie is
to be used in erecting a library build
ing and equipping the same with heat
ing and lighting apparatus, fixtures,
etc., and under the terms of tbe eift
the city is to maintain a free library at
an annual expense of $1,000.
Harvester Catches Tire.
Pendleton A combined harvester
on the ranch of John Richardson, in
south Cold Springs, burned up last
week as the result of a hot box on the
running gear. The harvest crew quick
ly released the horses and then at
tempted to extinguish tbe flames. The
machine and straw were so dry, hov-
ever, that the combine was totally de
stroyed In ten minutes. A small
amount of grain was damaged.
loss is nearly (1.500
Electric Road Is Assured.
La Grande W. E. Davidson, piesi
ent of the Eastern Oregon Develop
ment company, in speaking of the pro
posed electric railway for Union coun
ty, tays that the road will not only
connect all the towns in the county,
but will connect Wallowa county with
Lnion county, and it is though it will
ultimately be extended to Lew iston,
hnd thns establish a railroad between
fie Hill and Harriman lines. ,
Portland Walla Walla, 79c: blue-
stem, 82c; valley, 83c.
Tacoma Bluestem, 83c; club, 78c.
TJoifax Club, 66c; bluestem, 70c.
Pendleton Club, 68c; bluestem,
La'Grande Club, 2c; bluestem, 68c.
ELECTRIC ROAD IN UMATILLA.
Will Be Built If Portage Road Is
Pendleton In the event of the con
struction ol the portage railway between
Celilo and Tbe Dalles, which now seems
assured, an electric railroad may be
I tit t..A n ... .
uuiia . oeiween renuieton and some
point on the Columbia liver. This
rumor is current on tbe streets, and it
is believed that something tangible lies
beblnd It. It is understood that the
promoters of this scheme are piorainent
reeideuis ol Umatilla county and that
they will carry tbe project to a success
ful termination, provided tbe portage
road is built, seems certain.
The promoters will not talk for pub
lication, refusing to give any informa
tion at all concerning the project. "Jt
is too soon to announce our intentions,"
said one of the interested persons., "for
tbe portage road has not been built aa
It is understood that two objective
points aie now under consideration, the
one being Umatilla and the other Wal
lula. The latter point will probably
be Chosen, as a road between that junc
tion and this city would open up un
limited traflic out of fendulton. Wheat
raisers are anxious that tbe road be
built, as the saving in grain freight
rates will be enormous.
FARMERS ARE PANIC PROOP.
Umatilla County Assured of a Pros
Pendleton The financial depression
and thebusinss stagnation which usual
ly precedes a presidential election has
not and will not affect Umatilla county
or any other community in the North
west this tall. The immense cropB and
the general prosperity have stimulated
trades in all lines so much that there
is no likeihood of such a period. Al
though the deposits In the banks are
no larger than is usual for this time of
the year, money is more plentiful.
Toward the middle of September, when
farmers begin to get their mmey or
their crops, the deposits Will increase
and outstanding paper will be paid off.
AS it is, few have received the money
for the wheat sold, and only a few are
drawing more than enough to pay off
their help. Later they will draw their
money and the general prosperity of the
year will be fo.'t more generally.
OVER 10,000 ACRES IN WHEAT.
W. J. furnish Has Land Rented to
Pendleton W. J. Furnish, probably
the largest land owner of Umatilla
county, has over 10,000 acres of wheat
land rented on shares this season.
Tbe land is situated north and north
west of-Pendleton, in the wheat belt
that extends from Pendleton to the Co
lumbia river. This acreage is appor
tioned out to some 29 renters, Irom
whom Mr. Furnish is to receive one
fourth of the crop on the better land
and on third from the Unlit yielding
lands. So vast are his holdings that it
is with difficulty that he can figure up
the number of acres in wheat this sea
son, r Mr. Furnish does not attempt to
fa i in any himself, and he said, "i don't
even own a plow, but let other people
do the farming."
Salem Mill Uses Oil for Pucl.
Salem The Salem Woolen mills
have commenced the use of fuel oil in
the place of wood, believing it to be a
cheaper material lor generating steam.
The state authorities have been consid
ering for some time the question of us
ing oil for fuel at the state institutions,
and the experience of the woolen mill
company will be watched with interest
The substitution of oil for fuel in the
large manufacturing establishments
and in the state institutions will great
ly relieve tbe scarcity of- wood, of the
last three or four years.
Twice as Much Wheat Now.
Echo It is estimated that .300,000
bushels of wheat will be hauled to Echo
and stored in the warehouses this fal .
Heretofore only about half this amount
haa been hauled to this point. It is
not probable that the Henrietta flow
ing mills will be operated this year, as
they bave not been for the past two
years. A company from Spokane has
been trying to arrange fo the leasing of
them, but nothing definite has been
Rich Specimen Prom Blue River.
Eugene Development work has been
very active in the Blue river district of
late and some excellent ore bodies are
being uncovered. A number of speci
mens of very rich .ore from the Cuba
and Oriental mines have just been
brought down. Tbe specimens were
obtained (rom near the surface and
bristle with gold which can be seen
with the naked eye.
Indians and Japs for Beet fields.
La Grande A large number of Uma
tilla Indians and Japanese imported
from near Portland will arrive in the
city Ibisr week to work in the vast beet
fields this fall, pulling and hauling
them for tbe sugar factory in Iji
Grande. There will be over 20,000
tons ground this fall, more than any
Brush fire Burns Good Timber.
Sampler A brush fire a few days
ago communicated with a large lot ol
sawlogs belonging to the Oregon Lum
ber company and before tbe flames
were checked 500,000 feet of good saw
timber were destroyed. Tbe fire oc
curred at tbe logging camp near Whit
TRADE or THE PHILIPPINES.
Large Increase In Imports and
crease in Exports.
Washington, Aug. 31. According to
a statement given out today at the bu
reau of insular affairs, the Philippine
import trade advanced nearly $2,000,
000 in value during the nine months
ended Maicb laBt, and a slight falling
off is shown in the exports as a result
of decreased shipments in copra and
sugar, although hemp and tobacco are
exported in larger amounts than for
the corresponding three-fourths of the
Excluding gold and silver and United
States government purchases, the cus
tom-house returns, the total value of
merchandise imported for the nine
months ended March, 1904, at $25,
927,024, and the exports at $22,25fl,
169, a 7 per cent increase in Imports
and 2 per cent decrease in exports.
The ricegiowing sections of the Bi it-
is!) and French East Indies have en
joyed most of the Increase in trade,
the latter territory sending three-
fourths of the f 10.000 000 worth of rice
Except fcr those countries from
which rice is obtained tbe statement
says that for the first time since Amer
ican occupation, the United States
leads in the amount of merchandise
sent to the islands and that the out
going trade with the principal ceuutries
shows a decline in the value of ship
ments to the United States, more than
$700,000 of the loss being credited to
sugar exports and $000,000 to hemp.
More than one-half of the imports
consisted of food and animals, while
the exports were chiefly agricultural
products., hemp exports amounting to
$16,000,000 in round numbers. The
figures on the carrying trade show an
iucrease in volume of business done
under the Ameikan flag, the amount
carried tc the inlands being $1,635,027,
while $2,237,805 of the exports left the
islands under the American flag. The
British vessels took $18,172,819.
The sugar trade declined from $2,-
479,001 to $1,827,074, the entire out
put being sent to Japan, Hong Kong
and China, no portion being exported
to the United States. Americans made
up more than one-half of the total ar
rivals, the greater portion being classed
as professional men.
. CABLE TO ALASKA.
The All-American Line to Tar North
Is Working.. ..
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 31. Alaska
was brought into communication with
the rest of th United SUitec this after
noon, amid the cluers of hundreds of
Americans, the tooting of steamboat
whistles and the crash of bands play
ing the "Star Spangled Banner."
The cable between Seattle and Val-
dee was spliced at a point about ten
miles north of Seattle at 4:40 o'clock
in the afternoon, though for several
hours before the final joining of the
two ends messages bad been sent from
Seattle men, guests on board the cable
ship Burnside, to Sitka and responses
bad been received.
The steamship Queen carried 800 of
Seattle's prominent sitizens out to meet
the cable ship and witness the splicing
of the cable. The Burnside was met
about six miles north of the buoy where
the Seattle end rested. Cable was be
ing laid at the rate of four miles per
hour, ami the two ships proceeded to
the buoy, within easy hailing distance.
The splicing of tbe cable took two
hours and 20 minutes. Finally the
work was completed and the spliced
part was held aloft over the side of the
Burnside while the bluejackets scam
pered aloft and manned the yards. A
hand on the Queen, which lay about
300 feet away, swung into the "Star
Spangled banner," and the cable struck
the water with a mighty splash. It
sunk into about 300 feet of water.
The table line is 800 miles long and
cost $1,000 per mile. Colonel Allen
is one of tbe oldest cable experts in the
United Stales. He helped to lay the
cable to Vancouver island 20 years ago.
The Burnside will be overhauled
here and in about six weeks the work
of laying the line to Valdes will be
Confident of Holding Out.
I.iao Yang, Aug. 13. Numerous re
liable reports which have reached here
through a .dispatch carrier and other
persons are to tbe effect that despite
the extreme Japanese measures of the
past fortnight to perfect a blockade of
Port Arthur by meani of sinking all
the junks near that place, the Russians
outside Port Arthur are considerably
underestimated, aa is also the existing
power of the fortress, which is likely
to hold out for two months and possibly
until January, even under such an
aisau t as the Japanese are using.
Close to the New Town.
London, Aug. 31 The Tientsin cor
respondent of the Standard, cabling
Saturday afternoon, says: Confirma
tory details Just arrived represent the
Japanese as having reached a point
within 1,200 yards from the new town
at Port Arthur on tbe west fide and as
being within a mile of tbe east dock
basin on the east side. Strong rein
forcements, it is said, are burriyng up
from Dalny and Pitzwo, leaving re
serves at both places.
Paraguay Revolutionists Active.
Buenos Ay res, Aug. 31. Paraguay
revolutionary vessels are extremely ac
tive. They are carrying men, horses
and arms and are searching all pas
senger boats. An Argentine warship
yeeteiday threatened tc fire on the rev
olutionary squadron ii it intercepted
vessels flying the flag of tbe Argtenine
GIVE UP IDEA
Chicago Aldermen Cannot End
THEIR EfTORTS ARE AT AN END
Two Important Meetings Arc Held
by Labor Unions, but They
Are Without Prult.
Chicago, Aug. 81. "Absolutely
nothing," in Mayor Harraion's words,
summaiizcd the result of the meeting
of the aldermanlc committee named t
mediate if pofsible in the stockyards
strike, after it had adjourned today.
Tbe committee does not expect to meet
again. President Donnelly, of tbe
butchers, Matthew Carr, Nicholas Gier
and John Fltzpatrick met the aldermen
in Mayor Harrison's office. They re
ported that the packers refused to
make any concessions.
No evidence was offered as to viola
tions of health laws in housing employ
es at the stockyards, Mr. Donnelly say
ing he had not yet prepared tbe data.
The union leaders withdrew and not
long afterward the committee ' ad
journed. .' . , ,
Two important meetings were held
by labor unions toliight to discuss the
packing house strike, but no action was
taken at either gathering.
The first meeting was held by the
packing house teainxters, who went out
on a sympathetic strike. The session
was turbulent, hut jhe sentiment was
strongly against returning to work.
Cornelius Shea, leader of , the national
organisation of teamsters, was present.
lie askea the men to take a vote on tbe
question of whether they would return
to work, but they refused to take such
a vote. Several sneakers who advocated
the vote were shouted down. . .
After the adjournment of tbe team
sters' meeting, the representatives of
the allied trades employed in the stock
yards, held a meeting. Nothing was
settled at this gathering and the meet
ing will be resumed in Ibe morning.
I be executive board of the Meatcut-
tera' union and members of the Allied
trades council conferred today, but the
peace preposition proposed was so com
plicated that thoir efforts came to
naught. ' .'''
MAY BOTTLE KUROPATKIN.
German Experts Believe Japanese
Will Encircle Liao Yang.
Berlin, Aug. 81. German military
men are discussing 'the situation of
General Kuropatkin with the keenest
interest. They bave information that
the defenses of Liao Yang are of extra
ordinary strength. The .fortifying of
the town was entrusted to General Mel-
ishtko, who enjoys here the' reputation
of being a maHter of military engineer
ing. During the past two months he
has fortified all the strategia positions
around Liao Yang in a manner well
The German critics think Liao
Yang's defenses about equalize tbe dif
ference in numbers between the Rus
sians estimated at 180,000 and the
Japanese, numbering 240,000,-
The danger of General Kuropatkin
situation is reognized as being botttled
up like Held Marshal Bazaine, who
surrendered Metz to the German forces
in 1870. It is doubted by the experts
if General Kuropatkin will be fcble to
prevent the complete encircling of Liao
Yang, which would mean probably the
eventual loss of his army. '
ASSAULT ON ARTPUR RESUMED.
Report That Japanese Have Receiv
ed Reinforcements Confirmed.
Cbefoo, Aug. 31. Severe fighting
was resumed at Port Arthur on August
27, according to Chinese who left there
on the evening ol that day. "; One of
the Chinese was arrested and compelled
to carry tbe dead from the battlefield of
Pa Li Chuang, which the Japanese at
tempted to- rapture on August 26.
Thirty carts were used to carry tbe
dead, numbering 400, from the trenches
and outskirts to the city. A police
man told the Chinese that the efficient
soldiers in the garrison at Port Arthur
numbered over 10,000. '
Arabia Arrives at Shanghai.
Shanghai, Aug. 31. The -German
steamer Arabia, belonging to the-Ham
bur -g American line, has arrived here
from Vladivostok. This is the vessel
that was captured by the Runlan Vlad
ivostok squadron in July. A prize crew
was put aboard her and she was taken
to Vladivostok,' All the white men
among her crew were well treated by
the Russians. She was tried before a
prize court which condemned 20,000
barrels of flour and 71 railroad car
bodies. Tbe remainder of tbe cargo
and the vessel were released.
Said to Be Damaged. .
St. Petersburg, Aug. 31; From an
excellent source it is said that the ill
starred Russian battleship Orel, which
already has suffered two accidents', will
not be able to join the Baltic squadron.
According to reports, when her engine
trials began it was discovered workmen
bad rntroduced iron filings into the
valves and cylinders. It probably will
require many months to repair the
damage. This is tbe second failure ol
the Orel to go out on a trial trip.
Boer Treasure Pound.
Johannesburg, Aug. 31. Mr. Kmep,
a cousin of General Kemp, the Boer
commander, haa discovered beyond
Spelonken, In the Northern Transvaal,
the treasure removed from Pretoria be
fore tbe entry of Field Marshal Rob
erts. The value of the treasure is $1,
250,000, of which the government will