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"IT'S A COLD ;DAY WHEIN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13. 1904.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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ARTHUR D. MOB. Publisher.
Term, of subscription Sl.oO a year when paid
VAK UKOVK COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
w rtiv uu. aieeis tee secona ana rourtn
Fridays ul the uiunth. Visitors cordially wel
comed, r. U. Brosids, Counsellor.
Miss Nili.ii Clark, Secretary.
rvKDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
U Union No. 142, meets lu Odd Kellows' hall
second and fourtn Saturdays in each month,
j:su o ciock. u kood, fresiaent.
0. U. Dakin. Secretary.
UOOD KIVEK C A M F. No. 7.702. M. W. A
meets In K. ol f. Hall every Wednesday
Dlgnt M. M. KUS8ELL, V.
C. U. Dakix, Clerk.
HOOD KIVEK CAMP.No. 770, W. O. W., meets
on first and third TueBday of each mouth
in oau renow nan. a. c. CiTA'IKN.C. c.
. U. BLAua, Clerk.
T7AUC0MA LODUE, No. 80, K. of R, meets
in ft., ol r. uau every luesday nigut.
H.M. ilUKKB, C.C.
C. E. llKMMAN, K. Of R. & 8.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. E.8.,
meets second aud fourth lues lay even
ings of each month. Visitors eordially wel-
cornea. ihbkemi cartnkb, .
Mas. Mary B. Daviuhon, Secretary.
UOOD RIVER CIRCLE. No. 624. Women of
A Woodcrsut, meets at K. of P. Hall ou the
tirst aud third Fridays ol each month.
Helen Norton, Uuardiau Neighbor.
Nellie Uollowelu Clerk.
""ANBY POST. No. 16. 0. A. K.. meets at A,
O. U. W. Hall, secoud and fourth Saturdays
o! each month at i o clock p. m. All u. A. ft,
members invited to meet with us.
H. H. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutaut.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meets second and
fourth Baturdays of each month lu A. O. U.
W. Hall at 2 p. m.
. Mrs. Alida Shoemaker, President.
Mrs. T.J. Cunninci, Secretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, 1. 0. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days ol each montn. A. J. liATCUELL, C. P.
Bert Entrican. Scribe.
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in Fraternal Hall, every Thurxinv nig t,
Ed. Mayes, N. U.
H. C. Smi.h, Secretary.
00D RINER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.,
meets third rlday night ol each month.
l. K. CAtsTNER, u. r.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RiVERe No. 42, Foresters of
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days lu each month in K. of P. Hall.
H.T. DeWitt, C. R.
F. C. Brobius, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
87, 1. O. O. P., meets tirst and third Fridays
in each month. Francis Mokbk, N. U.
Theukmk Castner, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. U, McDonald, W. M.
K. B. Savaoe, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
meets Ht and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social ; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
K. M. McCarty, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE No. 68, A. O. U. W.,meet
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley, Financier. W. B. Shuts, W, M,
J. O. Haynes, Recorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meets first and thlrdSatur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bradley, C. of 11,
Miss Cora Copfle, Recorder.
Mrs. Lvcrktia 1 rather, Financier
MOUNTAIN HOME CAMP No. 8,469, R. N. A.
Meets at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth Friday of each month.
Mks. Emma Jones, Oracle.
Mrs. Ella Dakin, Recorder.
THE VETERINARY SURGEON.
Has returned to Hood River and Is prepared
to do any work In the veterinary line. He can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
J)R. A. F. ROWLEY
Office over Rowley & Co.'s Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights. Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saiurdayg.
J)R. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN', SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and rhannacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Wain 9B1.
J H. HARTWIG
Will Practice in AU Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson & Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
L L. DUAIBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to fir, M. F. 8haw,
Calls promptly answered in town or country
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 618.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, m
SURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LA W. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 28 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or
Abstract- Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood Rivets Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to II A. M.; 2 to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
OGER 8. SANBORN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
OP INTEREST TO OUR READERS
General Review of Important Happen.
penlgs Presented In a Brief and
Germany and Russia are reported to
have made a secret agreement.
St. Peterhsurg ia confident that Ku
ropatkin will relieve Port Arthur.
Tokio has advices that three Russian
ships at Pott Arthur have been lost.
London war experts believe that the
Russian advance is just what the Jap
General Funston, in his annual re
pot t, urges an inctease in the pay of
enlisted men in the aimy.
Labor Commissioner Hoff, of Oregon,
reports that the cost of living has in
creased 15 per cent in the past four
An officer who has just escaped from
Port Arthur sayB there are plenty of
stores yet untouched. The garrison
now comprises 23,000 soldiers and 16,
The Baltic fleet has at last made
what is declared by the authorities its
actual ftart for the Far East. From
othr sources, however, it is said the
fleet is unseaworthy and another post
ponement is expected.
A daring jail break has been frus
trated at the Multnomah county jail.
Five prisoners proposed to kill the
jailer, but the plot was revealed by a
man condemned to be hung, who is
awaiting a decision of the supreme
Burglars gained entrance to a Silvei
City, Nev., store and secured $2,300 in
Tf ta tiallatrad a rtaa.ia troatv will hp
signed by Bolivia and Chile within a
The national 1905 fair committee
will allot space and funds for exhibits
Russian police have discovered that
exiles are leaders in a movement to
revive a reignof terror. .
Robbers dynamited the safe of the
Freeland, Ind , bank. It iB reported
that they secured (20,000.
Tokio has advices showing that the
Japanese losses are not nearly as large
as reported by the Russians.
One of the first acts of the new Rub-
eian minister of the interior was to din-
chaige the bodyguard of his predecessoi .
Rivers in New Mexico have apain
overflowed their, banks, causing addi-
tional loses to railroad and other prop
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Darl
ing will visit the coast in November
and inspect the Puget sound and Mare
island navy yards.
Tim first ffrpat American auto race.
far th VamWhilt cud. rtaulted in the
death of one chaffeur and fatal injuries
to a millionaire. An American won
The Mukden situation remains un
German shipbuilders are busy turn
ing out war supplies for Russia.
Russian Ambassador McCormick is
coming home on leave of absence.
The dredge Chirook has made the
channel across the bar at the mouth of
the Columbia two feet deeper.
Russians claim that Japanese are
cutting off the queues of Coreans and
forcing them to join the army.
TVi fJarman steamer Proeress has
mn a ro run of coal into Vladivostok
and officers of the vessel say it is easy
to elude the Japanese.
The British steamer Sishan. from
tTimo Knnir. has been seized by the
Japanese off Niu Chwang. The Sis
han earned a cargo ot cattle ana nour
intended for Port Arthur.
it ; lAnnrtprl that the fire of the Jap-
...u lsml Vmttpripn have severely dam
aged four Russian warships in the
harbor ol I'ort Artnur. n is muwu
that one of the vessels was complelely
The volcano Pelee, Martinique island
is iu violent eruption.
Brigadier General William S. Worth,
letired, is critically ill.
The Japanese are.' capturing many
junks loaded with provisions trying to
enter Port Arthur.
Ttia Russians are displaying great
activity at Mukden. The meaning of
the move is in doubt.
Pira nf an nnknown origin statted in
the hold of.the cruiser Washnigton, be
ing built at New York. It was extin
guished before serious damage was uone.
Filipinos are holding meetings at
Manila for the purpose of discussing
ways and means of securing independ
Htrriman is endeavoring to gain o i-
trol of the St. Paul railroad.
A J a nan PUP loader predicts a long
struggle and expects that Japan will be
out l,000,0OO,OUO in two years. .
i r,hViar walked into the bank of a
small town near Council Bluffs, Iowa,
and after compelling tne assistant
cashier to band over $1,500, locked her
in the big vault and aepaiteu.
Russia is finding it vety difficult to
(ecure ships to carry coat to Vladivo
CRASH IN DEEP CUT.
Bad freight Wreck on Northern Pa
cific in Montana.
Missoula, Mont., Oct. 12. One of
the worst freight wrecks which has oc
curred on the Rocay Mountain division
of the Northern Pacific" in many years,
from the standpoint of delayed traffic,
took place at an early hour this morn
ing, about five miles east of Garrison,
Mont. Fteight cars loaded with ex
poit shipments for the Orient, were
piled 50 feet high, and the wieckage of
two trains is ecatteied along the track
fot a considerable distance. -
Traffic was biought to a complete
standstill, and no trains were able to
pass the scene of the wreck for 18
hours. One of the train crew, Fireman
Bowman, of an extra east bound freight,
was instantly killed, and two other
trainmen were burt, though not seri
one ly . .
The accident was due to a mistake
in construing the orders on the part of
the engineer of the eastbound freight.
He had orders to meet three sections of
No. 53 freight, west bound, on the Bid
ing at Big Bend. The third section had
parsed the extra ahead of the original
second section. As the number of the
engine of this second section corm
spnnded to the engine supposed to be
pulling the third section, as given in
the orders, the extra's engineer pulled
The extra met the original second
section in a deep cut, while both trains
were running at a high rate of speed
The impact was terrific, throwing the
debris mountain high, both engines
completey telescoping. It was impos
sible to build a track around the wieck
by reason of the deep cut.
PATENT DRUGS COUNTERPEITED.
factory in New York Is Discovered
New Yoik, Oct. 12. The New Yoik
police are convinced that they have
broken up a gigantic drug swindle bv
the arrest of several men in this city.
The arrests were made on information
that well known proprietary medicines
weie being counterfeited and sold as
genuine, and the authorities assert that
the investigation is not complete.
Drugs seized at the apaitment of
Howard E. Wooten today, it is said,
are valued at $10,000. Wooten iB one
of the men under arrest. The others
are S. B. Minden, Manville Thomas,
Charles S. Horn, Charles F. Risley and
WalterS. Rockey. It is asserted by
local detectives that slips were found
in the places raided giving the names
of 5.000 druggists throughout the
country to whom dangerous mixtures
made in New York weie sold.
It is said that the most in portant
finds in the raids was the circulars sent
out to druggists and containing the
code by which they could order the
preparations. It is alleged by the po
lice that preparations made by the best
known chemical firms in Europe were
counterfeited. In circulars discovered
was the statement:
"All thefie goods are genuine, in
original packages and unopened."
Ihe price list showed that the drugs
in the list were being sold at from 15
to 50 per cent below the usual selling
CHOKE IN TUNNEL.
Six lien Lose Lives Under St. Clair,
Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 12. Six
employes of the Grand Trunk railway
were suffcated to death by coal gas to
day in the St. Clair tunnel, which runs
under the St. Clair river, from Port
Huron to f-ar lia, Ont. A coal train
broke in two while passing through the
tunnel, and three of the train crew
were suffocated while part of the train
lay stalled in the tunnel. The engineer
pulled out with his engine, but return
ed and lost his liie in an endeavor to
push the stalled cars back to safety.
Superintendent A. 8. Begg and another
man perished in attempts to go to the
rescue of the o.hers.
Chinese Buy Provisions.
Shanghai, Oct. 12. Chinese govern
raent officials are reported to be pur
chasing here foreign provisions which
are to be shipped to Tien Tuin. The
purpose for whcih the provisions are
being puichaBed is unknown. Well
informed Chinese express the opinion
that tin y ar j intended for the Russian
army. A telegram from K.weinn, in
the province of Kwangsi, in Southern
China, says that the Chinese troop
have defeated a large body of rebels at
Lochenshien, aftei a fight lasting three
Watching for Supply Ships.
Chefoo, Oct. 12. The increased ac
tivity of the Japanese fleet blockade
ing Port Arthur in the stopping of
meicbantmen is due to a lookout which
is being kept for three British ships
which, it is snspected, intend to at
tempt to enter Port Arthur with tinned
meats cn'd vegetables. The British
ship Vic oria was stopped near Wei
Hai Wei this evening, and the above
explanation was made to her by the
Japanese boarding officer.
Heavy Tire Loss at Columbia.
Columbus. O.. Oct. 12. Fire today
in the five story bniiding in North
High street, occupied by the Columbus
Drv Goods company, caused an aggre
gate loss estimated at liiuu.uuu.
Battleship Nebraska Added
to American Navy.
IS SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED
rully 50,000 People Viewed the
Ceremonies Christened by Miss
Mickey, Governor's Daughter.
Seattle, Oct. 8. The battleship Ne
braska, destined to be one of the finest
fighting machines afloat and already
showing in every detail that she will
come up to expectations, slid gracefully
into the water promptly at two minutes
after 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The great mass of nearly 15,000,000
pounds of steel moved down the way
as easily and noiselessly as though it
were only a diminutive fishing schooner,
instead of one of the largebt battleships
In the world.
The statement that she moved noise
lessly may be difficult to prove, fot
bedlam broke lose almost simultaneous
ly with the Nebiafka and wild cheer
ing from 40,000 throats drowni d the
music of half a dosen bands and made
the roar of the big cannon on the Unit
ed States monitor Wyoming seem faint
and far away. Taking up the refrain,
whose key was pitched under the build
ing sheds of the yards every steam
whistle between Ballard and Black
river turned loose and hundreds of craft
ranging in size from giant steamships
down to launches and every locomotive
on the water front added to the music
with whistle and bell.
Fully 60,000 people viewed the cere-
monies and saw the big vessel slip into
the water. She created but a very
small wave as she took het maiden
plunge, and floated out gently and
gracefully. Naval men who viewed the
aunclung stated that it was the most
successful they ever saw.
Miss Mary Nam Mickey, daughter of
the governor of Nebraska, christened
CLARK, INNOCENT PURCHASER.
Title Disputed to Land Grants Ac
San Francicso, Oct. 1C The case of
the United States against Senator Wil
liam A Clark, was argued today before
the ciicuit court of appeals. It came
before this bench on an appeal irom
the circuit court for the district of
Iheaitionis brought to annul 82
land grants under which' Clark claims
title to timber lands wituin the state
of Montana, on the ground of alleged
frandB committed by the patentees in
securing the same. .
It is charged that the patents were
secured under the direction of Rcbert
M. Cobban, who later transferred the
land to Clark. Cobban is alleged to
have fiist examined the lands and then
hired persons to enter them under the
stone and timber act, agreeing to pay
them for their services, to defray all
their expenses and furnish the pur
chase price of the lands.
The lower court held that, on such a
state of facts, Clark, the innocent pur
chaser for a valuable consideration,
acquired a valid title. The govern
ment took the matter on a writ of er
ror to the circuit court of appeals.
ALASKA CABLE COMPLETED.
Acting Governor Distln Announces
Event by Message.
Seattle, Oct. 10. Telegraphic com
munication has now been established
between the states , and all parts of
Alaska, At 7:47 o clock this after
noon the following official nessage was
received here, announcing the opening
of the line:
SiUa, Alaska, Oct. 8, 1904. The
newspapers of Seattle and the Associ
ated Press: The completion of the
government cable from Valdez to Sitka,
making a complete connection by an
all-American line with 46 stations in
Alaska, is the beginning of a new era
for Alaska. Wagon roads and rail
ways will open tip the greatest mining
center of the world. Other industries
will quickly follow and insure this
country's future prosperity. William
L. Distin, acting governoi of Alaska."
Tokio, Oct. 10. The Port Arthur
blockading fleet has captured a junk
laden with provisions. The junk was
endeavoring to enter the harbor. The
statements of the crew and evidence
found aboard the junk indicate the
existence of a fleet of 80 junks organ
ized to run the blockade from the vi
cinity of Tsingtaa. Despite the vigi-
lence ot trie blockading fleet, many
junks reach the Russian lines at a num
ber of landing places on the lower end
of the peninsula. The junks enter at
Railroad to Be Electrified.
New York, Oct. 10. About 100
miles of the Long Island railroad sys
tem will be equipped with electricity.
it is stated, and be ready for operation
with that power early next spring.
Ultimate' y it will be possible for a per
son to take train at the Pennsylvania
station, to be built in the heart of
Manhattan, and ride without a change
of cars or motive power to Manhattan
Beach, Rockaway Beach, tar Rock-
away, Averne or intermediate points.
Russian Troops in Good Health.
Moscow, Oct. 10. Professor Golo
win, of the Red Cross society, who has
just returned here fiom the front, re
ports the health and general condition
of the troops are remarkably good.
There are no epidemics, and no vrv
serious disease, the prevai ing com
plaint being a light form of stomrch
typhus and dysentery.
OUTRAGE BY RUSSIA.
United States Mail Is Confiscated
by Vladivostok Squadron.
Portland, Oct. 11. Ihe Russian
government, not content with stopping
vessels from the pacific coaBt, because
they carried merchandise intended for
private firms and individuals in Japan,
has now taken to confiscating United
States mails. This has been done with
the msil carried on the steamer
Calchas, and the act has caused a pro
test to be made by the owners and
agents of the Bteamer, which has been
filed with the postoilire department at
Washington. Alfred Holt & Co., the
owners of the Calchas, also give notice
that during the duration of the war
they will carry no more United States
mail to Japan.
The latest move of the Russians will
probably involve them deeper than any
of their other ai bitrary acts since the
wai opened, as the government is not
likely to permit its mails to be molest
ed by the czar's officials or by any one
The particulars of the Calchas affair
were forwarded by Dodwell & Co., the
Tacoma agents of the line, to Frank
Woolsey & Co., their Portland repre
sentatives, in the following telegram
We have just sent the following tel
egram to the postmaster general at
Washington, D. C: '.hollowing cable
just received from Alfred Holt & Co.,
Liverpool, owners of the British steam
er Calchas, which vessel was m ized bv
Russian Vladivostok fleet off Japan
coast about July 26: "Calchas release
appealed against by Russian crown ad
vocate, because amongst mail mattei
was information addressed Japanese
officials containing financial informa
tion of value to enemy. We give you
definite instructions to notify postollice
department that we refuse to carry any
mail for Japan during duration of
" 'The CalchaB is one of the regular
liners operating between Puget Bound,
London and Liverpool, via Japan, Chi
na and the Sues canal. She was on
her regulai voyage and her cargo con
tained no contraband. We understand
that the Russian crown advocate is
bating his appeal against her release
on the fact that United States mails
carried by the Calchas contained infor
mation for Japanese ofhcials.
"'We hope the United Slates gov
ernment will take immediate action
against the confiscatin or detention of
the Calchas on account of carrying
United States mail. This is certainly
an outrage against the United States
by the Russian government that Bhould
not be allowed to pass, i'lease be no
tified that during the duration of the
war we must decline to carry United
States mails for Japan. Kindly advise
what action will probably be taken by
the department and w hether theie is
anything that we could or should do.' "
MUST DRIVE JAPAN fROM ASIA.
Leading Russian Paper Declares
There Can Be No Compromise.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11. Replying
to the statement of Count Okuma, lead
er of the Japanese irog'essive party,
that the war with Russia would be
long, but that the Japanese would win
in the end, the Novoe Vremya today
declares the idea of a possible com
promise with Japan has been aban
doned and that the war must be pfose
cuted by Russia in such a way that
there can be no possibility of Japan's
renewiiig the struggle. Euiope for 30
years was under the menace of revenge
"If we conclude peace with Japan,
all our efforts in the Far East wilt be
valueless and we shall have to spend
enormous sums to keep up our arma
ment there. The Javanese once for all
must be driven out of the Asiatic con
tinent." It is now accepted here that the re
ported naval battle off Port Arthur was
purely imaginary. The naval reports
of the newspapers dwell on the difficul
ties which the Port Arthur squadion
must experience in breaking after the
disastrous sortie of August 10. The
general opinion is that the squadron
could not venture out unless something
happened to the Japanese warships of
which there is no knowledge here.
fllipinos Delay Meeting.
Manila, Oct. 11. The mass meeting
of Filipinos, called for the purpose of
considering the question of Philippine
independence, has been postponed.
Teodoro Sandico, an ex-member of
Aguinaldo's cabinet, who in 18!)H
signed an order for the massacre of all
foreigners and Americans in Manila,
and ex-Governor Reyes, ot A bra pro
vince, and aboiil 1,600 Filipinos, most
of them clerks, gathered at the ap
pointed time but did not organize.
Sandico advised the meeting to dis
perse and to await developments.
To Be Chief Signal Officer.
Washington, Oct. 11. Majoi Wil
liam A. Glassford waB today relieved
from further duty in the department
of the gulf, and will proceed to Seattle
and assume charge of the Alaskan cable
system, reporting to the commanding
general of the department of the Co
lumbia for duty as chief signal officer,
relieving Leutenant Colonel R. E.
Thompson. Lieutenant Thompson will
proceed to the Philippines for duty as
chief signal officer.
Rumor of Transport Scandal.
San Francis-o, Oct. 11. The Call
this morning states that complaint has
been made to Brigadier General Hum
phrey, quartermaster general, regarding
the conduct of the transport service,
tnd that a searching investigation is
being- made by a board consisting of
three army officers. It is added that
an upheavel in the department is anticipated.
Russian Pieet at Port Arthur
PORT IS EXPECTED TO GIVE UP
Opinion Based on Assertions That
Squadron Would Make no Sortie
Until Hope Was Gone.
Tokio, Oct. 7. Tokio has advices
that late vesterilnv ovenitio a naval hut.
tie had oeiurred at Port Arthur. While
no details are obtainable other than
that the fight is said to have followed a
sortie on the part of the Russian squad
ron, the belief prevails that there can
lie no doubt as to the outcome. The
Russian vessels, as is well known, are
in no condition to meet Ail mi ml Tnon'a
we'l-equipped and thoroughly repaired
nwi. in auuition to tins, the Rus
sians are greatly inferior in numbers.
A sortie at this time by the Russian
neei would uav peculiar significance,
as it would ii d'eate the land forces
found their position had become unten
able, and tllH full nf rhfl atrnnrl,s,l.l ia
now expected to follow quickly. It has
neen Riateu on numerous occasions late
ly, and on the best of anthnritv that
the battle-torn fleet bottled up in the
harbor of the Port would make no fur
ther attempt to escape, until Ihe last
none or reiiei or nokling out bad gone.
TEARS AN AMERICAN PLOT.
European Statesmen Believes She
Has Designs on Trade.
Paris, .Oct. 7. Some European
statesmen are seriously -oncerned for
the economic future of Europe. Cer
tain among them, see, or fancy they
see, a deep-laid scheme on the part of
the United States for absorbing the
commerce of ABia, and appear to think
the moment has arrived to issue a seri
ous note of warning.
Today M. Melin, ex-prime minister
and leader ol the French Protectionists,
sounds an alarm in the Republique
f rancaise in an article entitled "The
United States in Asia."
M. Melin says no mistake should be
made by Europe. He says it is in the
direction of the Far East America iB
evidently turning its commercial am
bition. England, he says, will prefer
to throw itself into the arms of the
great American republic, which is
close to her and may render her service.
In conclusion M. Melin (ays:
"One cannot retrain from rather
melancholy reflections on the commer
cial and economic future of old Europe.
The more her industry increases that
much more her machinery improves,
and the more her warehouses are cram
med with goods, just so much the more
restricted and narrow her expansion
abroad becouif s. She now finds herself
in the presence of a giant, who, with
mighty Japan, is taking away her cus
tom. After having seized a portion of
that of South America, the giant 1b
now preparing to deprive iier of that of
the Yellow races, which is the most
important in the world. The hisue
promises to leave to Eurpe the negroes
of the Soudan and the vast regions ol
Afriia, but until that proves profitable
poor Europe will have time to stew in
her own juice."
WILD RACE TO ESCAPE DANGER.
Blast furnace rilled With Hot Iron
in Wake of Trolley Car.
New York, Oct 7. A ten-ton rolling
blast furnace filled with hot iron used
for the welding of the joints of trolley
traiks has been the cause ol an excit
ing ride for a carload of people in New
ark, N. J. The furnace became un
manageable on the top of a steep hill,
snd started down with rapidly increas
ing speed in the wake of a trolley car
bound toward the center of the city.
The motornian put on full speed, b'lt
the mass of iron and fire gained stead
ily, When it seemed a disastrous col
lision was inevitable, the car crew and
ten passengers, several of whom were
women, held a ' hurried consultation
and decided that the only chance to
save their lives was in jumping.
After the race had gone on for a
quarter of a mile, with the furnace
steadily gaining, the runaway machine
swerved and struck an oncoming car.
The passengers escaped serious injury.
Planning to Remove Buildings.
St. Louis, Oct. 7. Plans are begin
ning to assume shape for the restora
tion of Forest park after the conclusion
ot the Louisiana Purchase exposition.
One member of the restoration com
mittee has been appointed in the per
son of George E. Kessler, who is at
present landsi.tpe architect for the ex
position. Two other members of the
committee are yet to be appt inted by
the directors of the exposition, and it
is probable Mayor Wells will appoint a
committee of three to co-operate w ith
the fair committee.
Steel Plates Being Shipped.
Minneapolis, Oct. 7. Fifty cars of
heavy steel plates, intended for the
Japanese government, are now being
transhipped at Minnesota transfer.
They are from the Carnegie company,
at Pittsburg, and aie consigned to the
company's agent in Japan. The plates
vary'in thickness from half an inch to
an inch and a quarter, and are of the
kind ordinarily nsed in the .construc
tion of cruisers and torpedo boats.
Large Oil Plant Burns.
Fimiiay, O., Oct. 7. The plant of
the National Refining company was
burned today. Loss, $200,000. The
fire was started through lightning strik
ing a tank which at the time contained
about 30,000 barrels.
PLEA NOT IN VAIN.
America Gains Another Victory In
St. Petersburg, Oct. 8. Contrary
to general expectations, the represen
tations submitted to Russia by the
United States for the recognition, with
out discriminator, of American pass
ports have not been entirely fruitiest.
Foreign Minister Larredorff'a response.
communicated to Ambassador McCor
mick today, even creates the hope that
something may actually be accomp
lished. After receiving consideration at tha
foreign office, the American noti was
referred to the high comission for gen
eral revision of passport law, which
was created by imperial ukase, In De
cember, 1903. All matters relating to
passports and the exclusion of the Jewi
are governed by the international laws
of the empire, and the question ia out
side of the direct field of diplomatic
negotiation. By referring the repre
sentation of the United States, mm nil.
ance with wnich would Involve a modi
fication of the Dassnort laws, in tha
commission, which body ia competent
to act thereon, a decison of tha question
may be directly reached.
An official of the foreign office bat
been annotated hv r?nnnt lAmaiinrff tn
sit with the coinnisslon, thus insuring
consideration of the international as
pect of the Question. Moreover tha
commission will sit under the diiection
of the minister of the interior and Am
bassador McCormick, who had an ex
tended talk with Prince Sviatopolk
Mirsky, the minister of the interior,
upon the subject this afternoon, found
him, as might have been expected from
his recent Dublio utterances, onita
AUTO PLUNGES OVER BANK.
Train Strikes the Wreckage and
Three People are Killed.
New York, Oct. 8. While speeding
along in the Bronx early this morning
an automobile containing nine persons
went off an embankment at One Hun
dred and Sixty-first street and Jerome
avenue and two persons, a man and a
woman, were killed The machine fell ,
on to the New York Central tracks.
and the wreckage was struck by a south
In the automobile when the accident
occurred were five women and four
men. At Jerome avenue and One Hun
dred and Sixty-first street the roadway
is between 3U ami 4U feet above the
railroad tracks. When tha big ma
chine plunged downward it struck near
the southbound tracks, and the nine
persons and the automobile, were caught
by an incoming train,
Besides the two killed, all the others
in the automobile were injured. They
were taken to the Fordham hospital,
where it was reported at 1 :30 this
morning that at least four of those hurt
were in a seriout condition.
One of the passenger on the train
said that the train wai running about
35 miles an hour when it struck the
machine. The machine was a heavy
touring car, and it is said wai running
down Jerome avenue at a rapid late of
STATION TOR COLUMBIA.
Navy Department Is Pushing Estab
lishment of Wireless Telegraphy.
Washington, Oct. 8. Admiral Man
ney, chief of the bureau of the equip
ment of the navy department, has been
pushing with great energy the estab
lishment of wireless stations for naval
and general maritime use. A report
addressed by him to the secretary of
the navy come time ago, but Just made
public, shows the bureau already bat
established 22 stations along the coast.
Among the stations to be established
are the following: San Diego, San
Pedro, Point Conception, Point 8ur,
i'oint Arenas, Cape Mendicino, Cape
Blanco, Columbia river, Cape Flattery,
Port Townsend, Bremerton, Washing
ton, Sitka, Dutth Harbor, Kiska is
land, Honolulu, - Midway islands,
Guam, Tutuila, Cape Bojeador, Point
EMedras, Capoes, Ologapo, San Bernar
dino, Port Subig, Port Cebu, Point
Tabuna, Iloilo. Susla Straits. '
Chairman Tawney Coming.
Portland, Oct. 8. Jamet Tawney,
chairman of the exposition committee of
the United States congress, it to visit
Portland next summer to attend the
Lewis and Clark exposition. Mr.
Tawney will be remembered at the con
gressman who stood by the Oregon del
egation at the time the exposition ap
propriation bill was brought op, and
lie is in a large measure responsible
for the passage of the bill. Word of
his intended visit was received yester
day by President Myers, of the ttate
May Have Robbed Attaches.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 8. The French
embassy here has received informtlon
that two Chinamen have been ai retted
at Chefoo while trying to exchange (2,
000 in Fiench and German notes, be
lieved to have been stolen from Lieu
tenat do Cuverville and Captain von
Gilgenheim, respectively the French
and German naval attaches at Port
Arthur, who have mysteriously disap
peared. A local paper intimates that
the Japanese are the real culprits.
Deathblow to Bullfighting in Spain.
Madrid, Oct. 8. The Institute of
Social Reforms., after a heated discus
sion today, decided by 13 votes to eight
to ratify the absolute prohibition of
Sunday bull fighting. This it consid
ered to be the death blow to ball fight
ing in pain.