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LAI » L A W ,
NEWS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form lor Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
A general strike has been ordered in
Russia in August.
Dreyfus has been decorated
cross of the Legion of Honor.
There has been a wholesale slaughter
of blacks by Hermans in Africa
Perpetual daylight in Alaska serious
ly interferes with wireless telegraphy.
Another row has broken out in the
government printing ottice at Washing
ton, D 0 .
AF rench woman has been arrested
in Paris for robbery.
her plunder in a wooden leg.
The warehouses of the International
Harvester company at Sterling, Illinois,
have been destroyed by tíre.
$100 00 0.
Fire almost totally destroyed the
plant of the United States Leather com
pany at Prentiss, Wisconsin., The loss
is placed at $000,000.
Henceforth the canal commission
will pay all laborers in silver.
change was made on account of West
Indian negroes, who would rather
starve than spend gold.
Two Vienna doctors called in consul
tation ou a case disagreed and a duel
followed. Both were wounded and sent
to the hospital. In the meantime the
patient recovered without medical as
It is believed the czar will dissolve
F R ID A Y ,
T O KILL L IB E R T Y .
RED T A P E T A T T E R E D .
C zar Will Use Army to Enforce His
Will in Russia.
j Assistant Secretary Ryan Taken Initi
ative and Buys Sunnyalde Canal.
St. Petersburg, July 18.— If reports
in circulation in official circles this
morning are grounded on fact, the su
preme crisis in the affairs of the Rus
sian nation is impending, and within a
fortnight at most events must transpire
that will result either in the perpetu
ation of absolutism in Russia or the
map of Europe will be changed.
According to reports, the czar, after
weeks of swinging from one extreme to
the other, decides that he cannot grant
the reforms demanded by the people,
and has decided that the arbitrament
of physical force shall be appealed to.
He hae, through Generals Trepoff,
Kaulbars and other leaders of the offi
cial military class, canvassed the offi
cers of ttie army, and has decided that
they can he depended on, if it should
come to a clash with the people, and so
he has decided that from now on the
wishes of the czar and his wishes alone
shall he considered.
This means, should the rumors be
true, that the douma will soon he dis
solved and that the new cabinet will
represent more than ever the wishes of
the governing claeses and disregard the
demands d the people already made
through the douma.
None of the members of the cabinet
who could be reached last night would
discuss the matter. However, the de
lay in announcing that the various de
mands of the douma are even being
considered, the concentraron of tried
troops at all centers where advocates of
a constitutional form of government are
strongest, and the generally defiant at
titude of the bureaucracy, all tend to
lend credence to the report.
Disturbances in all interior Russia
continue, and riot, murder and rapine
are the rule. In many camps pitched
battles between soldiers and malcon
tents are reported, hut all details are
completely censored and are not per
mitted to become public.
Washington, July 20.— Acting Hecie-
tary of the Interior Ryan today ap
proved the purchase of the Sunnyside
irrigation canal in Eastern Washing
ton, and authorized the pa>mentof
$250,000 for the name to the Washing
ton Irrigation company. The approval
of this purchase removes the last ob
stacle in the way of the construction by
the government of the Teton and Hun-
nyside irrigation projects.
Had this sale not been concldued to
day, ihe Washington Irrigation com
pany would have withdrawn its offer
and the government would have been
obliged to abandon both its projects, or
else enter upon prolonged litigation.
Notwithstanding the fact that Secretary
Hitchcock approved the Tieton and
Sunnyside projects more than six
months ago and authorized the pur
chase of the Hunnyside canal at the
above price, the owners of the canal
have been unable to collect one cent
from the government, because the sec
retary of the Interior has not approved
tbe formal purchase, some of the gov
ernment lawyers having found trivial
objections which they believed should
be corrected before the government
paid for the canal.
on his counselors’ advice, refused to
pay over the money.
C LIM A X O F A D M IN IS TR A TIO N .
Roosevelt Will Invoke Conspiracy Law
and Dissolve Standard Oil.
Washington, July 18.— Dissolution
Suppression of newspapers caused a of the great Standard Oil trust may h*
riot in St. Petersburg.
the result of the prosecutions soon to
Peace has been signed among the he begun against that corporation by
Central American republics.
General Purdy, who has direct charge
The last of the ladrone chiefs in the of the preparation of the prospective
Philippines has surrendered.
cases, returned to Washington today
Germany proposes to exclude Ameri from St. Paul, where for two weeks he
can canned meat of every description. has been in consultation with Special
Counsel Kellogg, of the latter city, and
\ revolution in Mex;eo íf threat
District Attorney Morrison, of Chicago,
ened. inspired by hostility to Ame i
and, while he refuses to discuss details
as to the plans under way, there is good
The National Livestock exchange de authority for the statement that the
nounces the reports recently made on administration is aiming at a more
the meat packing industry.
vital object than fines or even impris
John I). Rocnefeller will be arrested onment for the trust offenders.
The cases against Standard Oil will
immediately on his arrival in the
He has sailed for this be ma le under the conspiracy act.
is of recent memory that conspiracy in
restraint of trade in violation of the
The whole city of Syzran, Russia, provisions of the Sherman anti-trust
lias been destroyed by tire. The con law resulted in the dissolution of the
flagration has rendered 35,000 persons Northern Securities company.
homeless, who are aDo without food.
recently the government won another
Meager reports have been received of sweeping victory in the courts and dis
a tierce tire in Yokohama, Japan. More solved the Western paper trust.
than a thousand bouses were destroyed same sort of success met the movement
and some life is known to have been against the elevator trust in California.
The breaking up of the monster
Standard Oil combination may come as
The capital of Alaska has been moved the culminating grand climax of the
froin Sitka to Juneau.
Roosevelt administration, and in the
Scotland will try to induce parlia light of today’s developments persons
in Washington have recalled to them
ment to grant home rule.
with striking force these words spoken
Santo Domingo will borrow $20,000,- by President Roosevelt shortly before
000 and pay all outstanding claims.
the adjournment of congress:
“ The proeecution of the Standard Oil
Germany and Austria will help the
company in the most important thing
czar if another revolution breaks out.
in this administration.’ ’
A forest tire in Calaveras county
tbreatns destruction to California’ s big
Bartlett Was Short $ 3 3 ,0 0 0 .
Waehington, July 18.— It was stated
The bishop of Zululand accuses the
British troops of wantonly killing many at the Treasury department today that
an investigation recently concluded of
the affairs of the late Major George A.
Santos Dumont has a new airship Bart lett, disbursing officer of the Treas
which he believes an improvement over ury department, shows a shortage ap
anything yet built.
The mayor of Socorro, Tex., says re of this amount, however, isYaid to have
ports of the recent earthquake were been innocently paid out on fraudulent
vouchers presented by James Boyd, a
clerk in the Marine Hospital service,
The English parliament will appro who in September last was arrested and
priate $1,060,000 for the relief of the is now in jail pending his trial for mis
unempl >yed this winter.
appropriating government funds.
The National Pure Food convention
endorsed the stand taken by President Colombia Wants Commercial Treaty.
New York, July 18.— The following
Roosevelt on the pure food law.
General Stoessel, commander of Port cable dispatch was received in this city
Arthur, during the Russo Japanese yesterday from Bogota,
war, has been sentenced to death by a “ Colombian National Commercial con
military commission for surrendering gress, assembled in Bogota, represent
ing all parts of the republic, has unan
to the Japanese.
imously adopted resolutions endorsing
Missouri is after the ice trust.
favorably the negotiations begun by
Evidence is being secured against President R«yes and Minister Barrett
for new treaties with the United States
the tobacco trust.
and Panama. This action is most im
A French dirigible balloon recently portant, assuring the support of the
remained in the air eight hours.
business interests.’ *
The government is preparing to gauge
British Anti Cigarette Bill.
many Oregon and Washington streams.
London, July 20.— The committee of
The Virginia 2-cent a-mile railroad the house of lords on juvenile smoking
rate law has been declared unconstitu has resulted in favor of legislation on
the lines of Sir Ralph Littler's hill in
A tramp steamer bumped into the the house of commons, providing a pen
new battleship Rhode Island, springing alty for selling cigarettes to a child un
der 16 years of sge, imposing a penalty
her armour plates badly.
on anyone found in possession of ciga
Kansas parking houses have been rettes or smoking tobacco, and author
given five days to clean up or cloee up. izing the police, schoolmasters and
parkkeepers to stop youths from smok
The executors of the estate of the ing and to confiscate their tobacco.
late Marshall Field estimate the value
of the property left at $26,000,000.
Armistice Stops Fighting.
All express companies operating on
the Northern Pacific and Great North
ern roads have consolidated and here
after will be known as the Northern
Flxprees compan~. The deal aleo in
cludes the Adame Express company on
San Salvador, July 18.— The bellig
erents today agreed upon an armistice.
It is claimed that the Guatemalans
during the recent fighting used explos
ive bullets, notwithstanding the fact
that Guatemala signed the Geneva con
G R O W R U B B E R IN U M A T I L L A .
F O O D LAW Q U E S T IO N E D .
Colorado Man Says the Climate and Legal Interpretation of T w o Words
Soil Are Good.
Means Much to • ts Friends.
Pendleton- -There is a prospect that
Umatilla county may become the rub
ber growing center of tne Pacific North
west in the near future.
G. T. Doug
las, of Durango, Col., representing the
rubber trust of the United States, is
here for the purpose of looking over
the country and making an examina
tion of the soil.
He is now looking
over the country in the vicinity of
Echo, where the soil and climate is
similar to that of New Mexico, Arizona
southern Utah and southern Colorado,
where the plant is grown very success
fully. The plant is said to flourish in
dry sandy soil, and in semi-arid dis
tricts. Mr. Douglas believes this sec
tion to be adapted to the successful
growing of the plant which he says re
quires about two years to come to ma
turity. It can he put in at from $8 to
$ 10 per acre and will yield from $100
to $200 per acre.
Mr. Douglas will
make a report of his investigations to
his company in a few days.
Salem — Upon the legal interpreta
tion of the words “ adulterants” and
“ adulteration” hangs the fate of Ore
gon’s pure food iaw when it comes up
for deeision before Judge George H.
Burnett, of the Circuit court, for this
county in the cise .of the state vs.
George Fendorick, who is charged with
selling the state lard that has been
adulterated with tallow.
F'ondorick, who is a meat dealer in
this city, is under contract to furnish
the state insane asylum with a quantity
of lard, and it is charged hy the state
dairy and food commibsioner that the
lard furnished contains a certain per
centage of tallow.
The point at iesue is whether an
adulterant in foods means the substitu
tion of a substance which is injurious
to the human system for a pure article,
and if the court holds that tallow la not
an adulterant it will throw the whole
act open to technical violation in aii
lines of trade in foodstuffs.
Sodaville as Seat of Learning.
Albany — Articles of incorporation
have been tiled in the county e’ erk’ s
office for tlie Mineral Springs college,
at Sodaville. The college will be open
ed next fall in the building at Soda
ville formerly occupied by the old Min-
eial Springs seminary, which closed its
doors several years ago from lack ol
financial assistance. It is now planned
to establish a school the equal of any
institution in Oregon, except those sup
ported by the state. Classical, ecien
tific, literary, normal, business and
musical courses will he taught, and the
institution plans to give degrees as
high as master of arts.
Big Real Estate Deal"at Eugene.
Flugene — One of the largest real es
tate deals ever made in Lane county
was consummated recently when Eli
Bangs, Ffiigene’ s pioneer liveryman,
sold a quarter block of ground at the
corner of West Ninth and Olive streets
to G. M. Bonnett, a farmer of this city,
for $35,000. A two story brick build
ing and a large frame livery stable
building are on the ground and they
are included in the sale.
secures in the deal a 960 acre stock
farm in Harney county, which bis son,
Abraham, ot this city, wid conduct.
Grocers Not T o Buy Infected Fruit.
Halem— County Fruit Inspector E. C.
Armstrong has called upon all retail
grocerymen and secured from them an
agreement not to buy from farmers any
frnit infected with San Jose scale. The
dealers were willing to make the agree
ment and will keep it in letter and
spirit. If the retail merchants prevent
the sale of diseased fruit to them, the
inspector can give his entire time to
watching the farmers who peddle fruit
about town direct to the consumers.
B IG G E S T O F A L L D R Y D O C K S .
Will Be Built of Concrete at Bremer
ton Navy Yard.
Washington, July 20.— Plans for the
largest and best drydock in the world
are being prepared in the bureau of
Yards and Docks at the Navy depart
ment, to cost $1,250,000 and to he con
structed at the Bremerton navy yard,
Puget sound, Washington. This amount
is the largest ever appropriated for a
dock, and the new dock will be able to
take in the largest battleship, either in
course of construction or in contem
plation. The location has already been
selected, and borings are being made to
learn the depth cf foundation. It is to
be a concrete dock of the largest pat
tern and materials will he purchased on
the Pacific coast if practicabb.
The dock is to be so constructed that
it can be lengthened if vessels of great
er length should be built in the future.
It will be 37 feet in depth over sill,
which .will provide ‘or thg docking of
any vessel that can be built, unless
some now unknown system of building
is developed. The greater depth of the
new dock is also designed to meet cases
where a vessel has been injured and
draws much more than the ordinary
d:pth on account of the injury.
Demand for Labor in Linn County.
Albany— There is no excuse for a la
boring man to complain for lack of
work in Oregon this year.
county there is a demand for laborers
of every sort, and especially those wno
will do farm work during the harvest
ing season, and who are willing to work
around a sawmill, or in the woods.
Farmers in Linn county are looking in
vain for needed assistance to garner
their ciop^, and the lumbering mills
along the rivers of Linn, Marion and
Hot Wave Spoils Prospects.
Lane counties are advertising for help
Moro—-The hot w.
hat has pre
all the time.
Many college students vailed in this section lor the past two
are spending their vacation weeks at weeks has materially shortened the
very flattering prospect for a big wheat
crop. Reports from farmers are con
Labor Famine in Valley.
flicting, but there can be no doubt but
Salem — As an illustration of how that all grain is more or les* shriveled
great is the demand for manual and and there will be not over half aD aver
team labor in the Willamette va’ ley, age crop. Many are already cutting
the Willamette Valley Traction com their wheat for hay, but at the present
pany, in commencing work upon the price for hay that will bring very satis
N A T IO N E N T E R S BUSINESS.
Portland Salem electric line, was un factory returns.
able to secure meu and teams, and
Japan Makes Great Stride Forward
employed a steam traction engine to do
on Road to Socialism.
Treasurer-Elect Files Bond.
the ground breaking. It is quite prob
Salem— State Treasurer-elect George
Washington, July 19.— According to
able that help will have to be imported
from other states in order that the com A. Steel has filed his official bond in advices received by the bureau of man
pany may be able to fulfill its contracts the sum of $50,000, which was approv ufactures, the Japanese government has
with the city council of Salem— to have ed by the governor. Later he will be undertaken one of the greatest experi
the line completed between this city rqeuired to furnish an additional bond
and Chemawa and ready for operation in the sum of about $500,000, the ments in the world’ s history, which in
amount to he determined hy the gov dicates a clear purpose to protect, su
on or before September 10.
pervise, develop and nationalize all
Wasco Farmers Begin Harvest.
Japanese industries. It is stated that
The Dalles— Haying is well advanced
the provision for the national zation of
throughout Wasco county, the bulk of
Wheat— Club, 71c; bluestem, 73c; railways was hut a single step in the
the grain hay now being in the stack
red, 69c; valley, 71c.
great plan of industrial naturalization
and the second cutting of alfalfa has
Oats— No. 1 white feed, $32; gray, toward which the country is fast ap
begun. More hay has been cut in the
$31 per ton.
county this year than for many years
Barley— Feed, $23.75 per ton; brew
The movement for Manchurian na
previous. This was owing to so much
ing, $24; rolled, $24.50(3)25.50.
tionalization has received careful atten
of the grain having been injured by
Rye— $1.50 per cwt.
tion, and it is now proposed that a
heat,, making it unfit to thresh.
Hay— Valley timothy No. 1, $11(3 company shall be formed by the gov
week cutting of grain will begin in sec
tions where fall grain is raised, and in 12.50 per ton; clover, $8 50(39; cheat, ernment and private capitalists jointly
most sections barley will he ready to $6.50(37; grain hay, $7@8; alfalfa, for the purpose of operating the rail
roads, forests and mines in Manchuria.
cut by the last of the week.
Farmers $ 11 .
If successful along the lines Japan is
Fruits— Apples, $1.50(31.76 per box;
estimate that about half a crop will he
harvested. The fall wheat will he No. apricots, $1 firstname.lastname@example.org per crate; cher now working, it is said that the indi
1, hut’ m >st of the spring wheat will he ries, 4@8c per pound; currants, 9(310c viduals and corporations of America
per pound; peaches, 75r@$1.10 per that are striving for the trade of the
crate; pears, $1 50 @2 25 per box; Orient will d ifo v e r that they are not
Hot Weather Hurries Harvest.
plums, $1(3125 per box; Loganber competing for this trade Against indi
Eugene— The condition of the crops ries, $1.35(31.40 per crate; raspberries, viduals and corporations of Japan, hut
in the Upper Willamette valley, espec $1 email@example.com per crate; blackberries, 8c that they are in commercial conflict
ially around F)ugene, during the fast per pound; gooseberries, 8c per pound. with the Japanese nation itself.
Vegetables— Beans, 5(37c per pound;
week have been excellent, and all the
Embezzles Igorrotes’ Cash.
farmers are happy. The haying season cabbage, 1 % c per pound; corn, 25(335c
dozen; cucumbers, 75c(3$l per box;
is about half over and the crop to be
Washington, July 20.—The War de
harvested will be one of the largest for
partment was advised today of the ar
years. The warm wave which has ex 10O12SÎC per dozen: peas, 4@5c per rest in Chicago of Truman K. Hunt,
tended over the valley has been some
who brought to this country a hand of
what detrimental to the wheat crop, rhubarb, 2@2}^c per pound; spinach, 50 odd Igorrotes from the Philippines.
which, according to the farmers, has
Acting under instructions from the War
advanced too far.
Harvest hands are per box; parsley, 25c per box; squash, department, Hunt has been formally
reported scarce, even with the good
charged with holding from the dog eat
per sack; carrots. $1(3)1 25 per sack; ers for 15 months salaries which he
beets, $1.25(8)1 50 per sack.
agreed to pay, and also with embezzling
Onions — New, red, l ^ Œ l ^ c per $1,000, money they had made hy sell
The Dalles— W. F. Nelson, president Dound, new yellow, l?4 @ 2c per pound. ing souvenirs from their far-away home.
of the Oregon Trunk road, says con
Potatoes — Fancy graded old Bur Hunt was at one time governor of the
struction work is progressing slowly be banks, 40@50c per sack; ordinary, Igorrote district.
cause of the scarcity of laborers. Mr. nominal; new potatoes, 76c(3$l 50 per
Millions Left by Boit.
Nelson expects to secure plenty of la hundred.
borers after harvest. It is the purpose
London, July 18.— Friends of Alfred
Butter — Fancy creamery, 17)^(320c
of the company to pash the road on to per pound.
Beit, the Hiuth African financier, who
Madras, a distance of 110 miles from
Eggs — Oregon ranch, 21lu@22c per died Jnly 16, estimate that he left a
the Colnmbia, as soon as it can be dozen.
fortune of between $126,000,000 and
built, and then to build through Cen
Poultry — Average old hens, 12’ .¿(3 $150.000.000, and expect it will be
tral Oregon and make connection with 13c per pound; mixed chickens, 11% found, when his will is published, that
some southern road.
fa 12c: fryers, 16017c; broilers, 16(3 legacies aggregating many millions, if
16)£c; roosters, 9(310c; dressed chick not the bulk of his fortune, will be de
Exhibits for Jamestown Fair.
ens, 14(316c; turkevs, live, 16r317c; voted to public benefactions in Eng
Salem— Jefferson Myers, president of turkeys, dressed, choice, 17(322%c; land and Houth Africa. It is not prob
the Lewis and Clark fair commission, geese, live, H<QH%c\ ducks, 12*^(313c. able that the terms of the will will
and one of the commissioners to the
Hops — Oregon, iy05, 11c; olds, 8c be published for several weeks.
Jamestown exposition, was in Salem per pound.
Refugess Are Returning.
Wool— Flatter n Oregon average best,
recently closing up the affairs of his
Han Francisco, July 20 — It was es
commission and also conanlting with 18<323 4 c ; valley, coarse, 22%fè2'A%c\
officers of the state fair hoard relative tine, 24c; mohair, choice, 28@30c per timated that within three weeks of the
| fire on April 18, fully 335 000 people
to the collection of exhibits for the Or pound.
egon exhibit at Jamestown. Colonel
: left Han Francisco. According to com-
Veal— Dress*!, 5}%(37c per pound.
Myers says that all exhibitors at the
Beef — Dressed bolls, 3c per pound, pntations male today, just three
country steers, 6(36c. months after the fire, there are now in
state fair will he asked to preserve as cows,
ranch of their products as possible and
Mntton — Dressed, fancy, 7® 8c per Han Francisco 366,000 people, with 50,-
the commission will purchase such as pound; ordinary, 5@6c; lambs, fancy, 000 more waiting in nearby cities for
is meritorious for exhibit at James 8<18*c.
opportunity to return as soon as suit
Pork— Dressed, 7 @ 8 'ic par pound. able accomodations can he had.
Successive Light Shocks Shake
Down Earthen Walls.
PEOPLE ARE FLEEING IN PANIC
Extinct Volcano Near the Tow n
Suspected of Reviving and
El Paso, Tex., July 19.— Earthquake
shocks numbering between 50 and 60
have practically made a ruin of the
town of Socorro, 160 miles north of this
The courthouse is a mass of
ruins, and practically all the houses in
town are damaged.
According to re
ports received, there is no loss of life.
The damage has been wrought by a
continuation of slight quakes, which
have caused the walls of structures al-
realy cracked to tumble to the earth.
The first shocks were felt on Sunday,
but the real damage has been confined
to the last two days.
E. M. Fink, a cattle buyer who came
from Socorro today, declares he was
sitting at dinner at the Wintkler hotel
on Monday, when the entire side wall
of the dining room fell in, and the
guests and all the waiters scattered in
every direction. The people are in a
panic and all who can do so are leaving
There is a crater of what is thought
to be an extinct volcano not more than
eight miles from Socorro, and the in
habitants think that perhaps the vol
cano has something to do with the re
markable eeries of shocks. The tem
perature of the water in Hot Springs at
Sjcurro has increased over ten degrees
and it is thought that this furnishes
new evidence of internal upheaval of a
local nature, and that the earth is dis
turbed at great depths in the imn edi.ite
vicinity of the town.
The National railroad is sending box
cars into the town to take the people
away so great is their desire to leave
Huge boulders have been jarred down
on the track from the mountain sides,
and trains have been delayed thereby.
The bridge abutments have been affect
ed to euch an extent that orders have
been issued to Santa Fe trainmen to
p oceed with great caution over bridges
within a radius of 30 miles of Socorro.
U TA H C O A L LANDS S TO L E N .
Federal Agents Procuring Evidence
for Prospective Suits.
Salt Lake City, July 19.— Rumors to
the effect that agents of the Federal
governmet are busy in Utah preparing
to institute suits of a sensational na
ture for the recovery of vast areas of
public domain, current here for several
months, were revived today, with an
additional statement that within ten
days suits would tie brought in the Fed
eral court here to recover to the gov
ernment more than 30,000 acres of coal
lands, alleged to have been acquired hy
coal companies through fraudulent
means, part as agricultural or grazing
lands through selection hy the Utah
state land board, being later transferred
to the coal companies.
Other coal lands are said to have
been filed on as such hy dummies who
later transferred them to the corpora
tions. More than 100 entries of this
character are said to have been run
While these reports cannot he abso
lutely verified, a FYderal official in this
city today admitted that suits are in
preparation, making the additional
statement that the Federal officials in
trusted with the matter had received
positive instructions from Washington
not to talk, hut to prepare for action.
It is stated also chat a Federal grand
jury may he called to sift the evidence
that hue been gathered in preparation
for the prosecution of the civil cases.
C L E A R IN G AW A Y D EBRIS.
Hundreds of Carloads Dumped Daily
From San Francisco.
Han Franciaco, July 17.— Certain vis
itors to San Francisco have given loud
voice to their disappointment at seeing
the city debris strewn three months
after the disaster. “ It is an impossi
ble task that Han Francisco has under
taken,” they write home, and their la
mentations come back by wire to this
It is true that almost three months
have elapsed, and it is also true that
acres and acres of debris lie in th*
heart of the city. Moreover, it is high
ly possible that much of the debris
will remain for several months.
What these visitors have neglected to
observe is that the debris is being cart
ed away at the rate of 240 carloads a
day. The dirt is carried in wagons to
the bunkers on F'irst street, and from
there trains convey it to the Protero
swamps, where it is doing reclamation
Throughout the old business section
of the city dangerous walls still stand,
hat the board of works has taken steps
to have them torn down. This board
Lias also called upon property owners to
clear away the sidewalks on which
their buildings front.
When this ia
done many of the streets still blocked
will he opened. Such important streets
as Htockton and Pine are not passable
their entire length.
The city is not
waiting idly for the disappearance of
the debris, but reconstruction and
cleaning are going on simultaneously.
M IN IN G F R A U D S IN B R A Z I L .
Country is Full of Schemes to Obtain
Money of Gullible.
Washington, July 17.— Consul Gen
era! George E. Anderson, in a report to
the bureau of manufacturers from Rio
Janeiro, charges that while some bona
fide Brazilian diamond mines may re
sult profitably, that country is full of
schemes which are either out-and out
frauds or are based on claims and facts
so slight as to make them little less
The report pays the United 8tates
and Great Britain, especially New
York, Chicago and London, are the
chief financial base of operations for a
number of promoters, who have never
done any mining, and that there are a
number of so-called mining companies
now soliciting stock subscriptions in
the United States whose officers are not
even certain where the land they claim
as property lies.
The report slates that experienced
men in Brazilian mining fields say that
not a single mining company operating
in the gold and diamond fields of Brazil
has paid a dividend. The consul gen
eral adds that it is a lamentable fact
that a large proportion of the Brazilian
mining enterprises are frauds and that
there are now men of the United 8tates
with enterprises which represent noth
ing more than the money they can get
from the American public.
T E S T OF CANNED M EATS.
Congress Will Know What is the E f
fect of Age.
Washington, July 17. — The bureau
of chemistry, Agricultural department,
is to carry on a series of tests this sum
mer to ascertain definitely whether
canned meats deteriorate. One of the
bitter contentions over the meat in
spection amendment to the agricultural
appropriation hill hinged on the senate
requirement that packers should place
the date of manufacture on each can of
The packers, however, insisted that
this was unwarranted, because they
claimed that meat, once put up in air
tight cans, would last forever. They
declared that canned meat was as good
in ten years as it was in ten days, and
they brought to hear testimony of an
official of the department to corroborate
Home members of
congress had their doubts about this,
however, so it has been decided to make
a thorough investigation and find out
whether the packers were correct or
Arkansas After Trust.
Little Rock, Ark., July 19. — Huit
wpr entered today against the five cot
tonseed oil mills of this city by Attor
ney General Rogers and Prosecuting
Attorney Rhoton, charging them witn
being members of a combine in viola
tion of the anti-trust law, and alleging
restriction of trade.
The suits ask
judgment in the sum of $5,000 per day,
aggregating $130,000 against each com
pany and ask also the revocation of
their charters in this state. It is an-
understood suits will be entered against
the remaining 34 mills.
Officers Preach Revolution.
Ht. Petersburg, July 17.— At a meet
ing held today at Gatchina. 30 miles
from Ht. Petersburg, attended hy three
of the Guard regiments, an officer ad
dressed the men on the subject of the
soldiers’ union, which is being orgsnii-
ed. He pointed out that the league
was democratic and was being organiz
ed for the purpose of guarding the con
stitution and establishing constitution
al institutions and to prepare the army
to come over to the people when they
were ready and armed for resistance.
The speech was received with applause.
Crops May Rot.
Warsaw, July 19.— The agrarian
strike is still spreading and now ex
tends throughout several provinces, in
wh;ch the harvest is threatened with
destruction hy the refusal of the peas
ants to work in the fieldes. The Land-
owners’ union has refused to grant the
demands of the strikers.
la«t three days Warsaw terrorists have
attacked and robbed 20 government
Wholesale murders of
policemen have occurred.
Killed at Peterhof.
London, July 17.— A dispatch to a
news agency from Ht. Petersburg says
that General Koslov, of the Eieadquart-
ers staff, was murdered in the park at
Peterhof Haturday. His assailant used
a revolver. Tiie three shots fired were
all effective. The murderer was a well
dressed man. He has been arrested,
hut not identified. The case is regard
ed as mysterious, as General Koslov
was not connected with any political
Stromboll'Opena New Crater.
Rome, July 19.— An alarming erup
tion is reported at Htromboli, the vol
canic isle in the !,»pari islands off the
north coast of Hcily. A new crater lias
opened, which is belching out huge
quantities of fiery matter, and nil vege
tation in the vicinity is being destroyed.
Thousands Without Homes.
Nizhni, Novgorod, July 17.— A fire
which broke out here today raged for
six hours before it was checked. When
it was finally extinguished 275 houses
had been destroyed and more than 3,000
families had been rendered homeless.
The lose ia placed at $400,000.