Weekly Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1900-1924, August 25, 1905, Page 1, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

d n:
fifty-fifth year no. 97.
' - i. l, a . a. jl A. A .
f t - il: HI K; ifn I' I 1. 1 I I i I III II
And Hopes to Gain Favorable Recog
nition of Entreaties to Em
peror Nicholas.
Important Developments Said to Have
Resulted from Ambassador Meyer's
Conference With tfee Czar England
and Other Powers Joining Heartly.
OYSTER BAY, Aug. ,24. The crisis
in the peace negotiations is approach
ing rapidly, whether jcae between
Russia ami Japan or continuous war will
1k determined very likely within a
few days.
Since-' he made a direct appeal to Em
peror Nicholas, President Roosevelt has
been awaiting developments. Today
the developments began to appear. Re
port from Ambassador , Meyer at St.
Petersburg of the audience with the
emperor was received and imjtortant ad
vices from Portsmouth reached the
president. The utmost secrecy is main
tained regarding the communications
and not the slightest intimation of the
nature of their contents is being per
mitted to beeome public.
It is quite certain in addition to mak
, ing a direct appeal to the Russian em
peror the, president has communicated
with the Japanese government along
similar lines. Whether the appeal was
made directly to the emperor of Japan
cannot be ascertained.
Is Not Under the Ban.
Portsmouth, Aug. 21. Alexandre II,
PriantchaninotT, the social corresjon
dent of' the St. Petersburg Slove, tele
graphing to his paper tonight says:
"After the extreme optimism caused
by the news of PresMent" Roosevelt 's
active intervention reaction was natur
al. However, its importance must not
Ik? exaggerated, and whoever knows the
tenacious character of the head of the
great American republic will not doubt
that the president, once entered into
the name, will not surrender, as often
tin the reasonable but always too hum
ble ailvittnr.s of the. czar. "
Money Should Make no Difference.
London, Aug. 21. It is felt impossi
ble that two nations should le plunged
Wi ijit inn horrors of war on ac
count of the mere difference of a few
-'millions In money. which would speedily
H'.c landed in the continuation of hos
tilities. The London papers in com
menting on. the situation, therefore, do
not despair of a peaceful settlement in
view of the fact that all the differences
except indemnity are virtually arranged.
Portsmouth, Aug. 24. Cp to 14.
o ciock tonight six cablegrams have
been received by Witte from St. Pe
tersburg. All came from Count Lams
dorf, and all were opposed to the Jap
anese compromise proposition. How
ever, it is positively stated that the
cablegrams announce that direct pour
parleurs are now in progress between
Emperor Nicholas ami President
Would Not Waive Points. .
Portsmouth, Aug. 21. According to
Japanese information Knmura and Ta
kahira are opposed to the waiving of
the demand for war expenditures. This
authority said: ,
"In the conference the Japanese
contention was that in conceding ante
bellum, as demands of Japan, Russia
admitted either1 that she was beaten,
or that her attitude prior to the war
was unjustified, and in either case Ja
pan holds that Russia's talk of 'sav
ing her face' is hardly reasonable,
claiming that her face was lost when
she conceded the ante-bellum demands
which, constituted the real casus
belli." , '
"Knights of the Green" are Now Idle
at the Town of New
port. NEWPORT, Aug. 24': No longer can
the knight of the green cloth wax fat
off the earnings of the unwary and the
unsophisticated who take their outing
at. the beaches. District Attorney, Geo.
M. Brown's ukase, which traveled from
The Hop Crop this year will require
as many pickers as lhat of 1904, and
I want each and overy one of you to
look into my ' Painless System of Den
tistry beforo having Dental work done
elsewhere. I guarantee to save you
money and do your work absolutely
without pain; also givo you the high
est grade work on the Pacific Coat.
You don't want more , than that do
you? Aek your neighbor; he knows
DR. D. .E-. ' WRIGHT,
Roseburg last Saturday and reached the
proprietors of th - Tirlnm ostotnltah.
ments through the medium of Deputy
t ;..:.. n ct ij S
""v iinurur owope was 10 me ei
fect that all gambling devices of what
ever nature should be immediately
closed, No time was lost by Deputy
Bwope in, issuing the mandate of his
tuitri. .even me nicicei-in-ine-siot ma
chines were turned in Oia wait Tho
demand of the District Attorney waa
sweeping as vo ineiuae oooze"
emporiums. It is yet possible to "get
what you want" in the various re
sorts on 'Sunday, the same as on other
days." But the hum of the roullette
wheel can no longer be heard in the
room ana me poiter enips nave
been relegated to the back room,
t " 1 . .
1 BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Aug. 24. A
terrific explosion of giant powder oc
curred at Paris, fifty-one miles from
Bakersfield, today. Mrs. A. W. McRae,
her son, George, and Oscar Duclose,
were instantly killed. Mr, MeRae re
ceived injuries from which it is feared
be will die, and three others were bad
ly hurt. - . s
... 'tr-
Hanging of "Bluebeard" Set for To
: day Stayed by Justice MaOruder
i Pending Appeal to Supreme Court
to Escape for Third Time.
CHICAGO, Aug. 24. Johan Hoch,
the man of many wives, convicted for
the murder of one of them, and under
sentence of death, has escaped the gal
lows a third time. He was to be hang
ed here tomorrow, but a supersedeas
was issued today, on an order of Jus
tice MaOruder of the Supreme Court.
The Justice said that he had care
fully examined the records presented
by lloch's attorneys, and his study of
them satisfied him that there was suf
ficient doubt to justify a review i the
entire case .by the Supreme Court The
case will come up at the October term
of the supreme court at Springfield,
Hoch has been confidant that the sen
tence of hanging would not be inflict
ed. He had very little to say when in
formed of the action of the Justice.
Jailer Wheatman said it was the first
time in his experience that a prisoner
has exhibited no concern about his fate
the day previous to the execution.
Hoch was smoking a cigar when told
of the issuance of the writ.
; "I am not guilty of . this horrible
murder," he said, "and noW x will
have the opportunity of proving my
self innocent before the highest court
in the state. I never felt that 1 would
go to the gallows. I may be guilty of
other crimes, but never of that mur
Discharged Employe Stabbed Manager
cf Columbia and Nehalem Rail
way at Columbia City.
i PORTLAND, Aug. 23. A discharged
employe, whose name was not brought
to Portland, but who is in custody at
Columbia City, stabbed and seriously
wounded, 'at 6:34 this morning, D.,N.
Miller, general nanager of the Colum
bia and Nehalem Valley railway. Mill
er had discharged .tne employe last
night, and the man intercepted him
this morning and began a quarrel. Mr.
Miller received two tab wounds, .one
penetrating the lung, the other cutting
the left arm. A physician was suirr
moned from Portland, and had Mr.
Miller brought to this city late this
afternoon, lie is at tne Good Samari
tan hospital. Tie has .been operated
on, is gradually sinking from loss of
Mood, and is said to have practically
ho chance to. recover.
i WILLI AMSPORT, Pa,, Aug. 23.
William H. Berry, mayor of Chester,
Pa., was today nominated state treas
urer by the Prohibition convention. He
is also the Democratic candidate for
state treasurer.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 23. The United
States government building at" the
Louisiana Purchase i exposition, erected
at a cost of $500,000, has been sold to a
wrecking company for 1000. The
steel trusses in the structure alone cost
These Are the Ones Before the United
States Grand Jury at Port
' land Now.
Attempt to Mix Wade up in Fraudulent
Affairs Proves Abortive Jones Be
fore Jury Yesterday Others Were
; Interrogated.
PORTLAND, Aug. 24. The Evening
Telegram says: It is believed that Ira
Wade, county elerk of Lincoln county,
will be freed from federal indictment
at the present session of the grand jury.
In investigating the Siletz reserve claims
with the supposed object of bringing a
new indictment against "Willard N.
Jones, Thaddeus rotter ct al., the jury
is expected to return, the finding that
Wade was innocent of complicity in the
alleged Irands, and he will go unsmirch
ed. In the former indictment it was
charged that he was equally guilty
with Jones, Potter and others, and
when that indictment was withdrawn
at the suggestion of the court that the
document was faulty knd the demurrer
offered by the defendants would be sus
tained, it was thought that the list of
defendants would be re-indicted at the
present session. Recent developments
are thought to have convinced District
Attorney lleney that Wrade is either
entirely innocent or sufficient proof to
convict him is lacking.
Wade arrived in Portland this morn
ing in response to a subpoena and will
appear as a witness before the grand
jury. This is regarded as significant,
and indicates that his testimony wnl
be used against the principal defen
dants and ue wi. be allowed to go free.
Evidence of witnesses, however, is be
lieved to show that Wade was not pos
sessed of the information that tho
homesteaders whose affidavits he took
Were fraudulent, as is claimed by the
prosecution, and that Wade was not act-
? ! 11 l xl A
ing in couusion wiin me claimants, in
bis capacity as county clerk, lie took
affidavits of final" proof, and this is said
to be his whole onflgction with the
ease. ' "-s
I The former indictment was a singular
document in that it charged' Wade with
an offense against the government, com
mitted, it was alleged, in April, 1902.
The fact was that in April, 1902, Wade
was plowing on his Lincoln county
farm and had not yet been elected coun
ty clerk, and could not possibly have
committed the offense before, he became
county clerk, as prior to that time he
could not take affidavits of entrymen.
J It is hinted taat this phase of the
case may involve his predecessor in of
fice, who was county clerk in April,
1902, Wade not being elected until
June of that year. The official serving
before Wade was J. II. Lutz. In that
event, too, the government would have
to establish a guilty knowledge on the
part of Lutz in taking the affidavits
of fraudulent entrymen, and it may not
be possible to do this.
Backing at Home.
Lincoln, county people assert that
Wade is entirely innocent of any wrong
in this connection, and the indictment,
in so far as it touches him, should be
dropped. It is said that the people
of 'the county almost swear by hira, and
that be has the confidence of the sec
tion to such a marked degree that he
was elected to a. second term as clerk
in June, 1904, and that he stands a
good chance of being returned for a
third term.
Investigation of the entries on Siletz
homesteads, said to have been engi
neered by Jones and Potter, continues
today, and the witnesses are entrymen
who, it is alleged, were procured by the
above two to file on the claims and
later transfer thenj to their employers.
' Willard N. Jones, the leading defen
dant in the indictment, was the star
witness before the grand jury todav.
and was supposedly quizzed as to his
Siletz transactions, lie was in the
room for some time, and it is to be in
ferred that he spent a bad day.
Addison Longnecker,' another of tho
entrymen on the Siletz claims, was in
terrogated , by tho jury this forenoon.
William McMurray Appointed Assistant
General Passenger Agent of
Soutern Pacific.
I SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23. The an
nouncement was made today that Wil
liam McMurray has been appointed as
sistant general passenger agent of the
Southern Pacific lines in Oregon wiin
headquarters in Portland.
Eefuses to Be Party to Marriage of
Extreme Youth and Old
. ' Age.
SEATTLE. Aug. 23. Announcing he
did not lielieve it riffht for an old man
to 1 marry a mere child. Justice Davie
today refused absolutely to periorm a
ceremony to make O. L. Lander, aged
63, and Elizabeth Alexander, aged 16,
husband and wife.
wiRTTTNnTnV. Auc. 24. Sneskinu
of the consideration that has been
riven the Bennington report, Secret
itary Bonaparte said today that it
, WCluru uivie ,
the testimony was reviewed. Ne ac4
tion has been taken yet upon tbs ree
Vmmendation of the court of inquiry
' that Ensign Wade be-court martialed.
Showing Something of Results of
Adulteration In Various Countries.
WASHINGTON, D. C Aug". 24.
(Special.) One wonders if a recent
analysis of buffer made in Germany
will not account in a large measure
for the falling off in the export of
American batter to Great Britain in
the last ten. years. Consul Hamm sends
from Hull, England, to the state ue
partment an interesting report on the
adulteration of butter shipped to Great
There were ; sixty-nine samples of
American butter examined, of which
fifty-four contained borax., or boracle
acid, and - forty-three samples con
tained coloring matter. However, the
United States is. not the only country
hurting its trade by sending fo Eng
land adulterated butter, and Holland,
Denmark, Australia, France, Sweden,
Russia, Norway, Canada and other
countries all make a bad record., the
samples showing boraeie acid and col
oring matter ,in greater or less amounts.
Thought to Have Been Selected as Spe
cial Commissioner to China
on Boycott.
Later Developments Indicate that He
Will not Go Upon This Mission May
Be Succeeded by Ambassador Thomp
son of BraziL
OYSTER BAY, Aug. 22. Edwin II
Conger of Iowa, has resigned hia rxst
as ambassador to Mexico, to take. er
fcet October J 8,. and President Roose
velt has accepted the resignation.
Mr. Conger's retirement from the di
plomatic service was foreshadowed last
week. It was indicated then he might
lc sent to Pekin as a special eomnus-
sioner of the president to adjust the
differences between this country and
China over the boycott of American
goods by some Chinese commercial
guilds. While i no official statement is
obtainable regarding the mission, there
are reasons for; the ' statement that it
has either been abandoned by tho presi
dent or has been declined by Conger,
At any rate, it is believed Conger will
i ot go to China.
It has not been determined definitely
who will succeed Mr. Conger as am
bassador to Mexieo, but it will prob
ably lo David E. Thompson of Nebras
ka, now ambassador to Brazil. It is
hitown that Ambassador Thompson de
sires the Mexico post.
Many Complaints Are Filed.
Washington, Aug. 22. -Protests
ngninnt. the Chinese boycott of Ameri
can goods continue to be received by
thje state department. No further re
ports indicating the progress of the
boycott have been received at the de
partment and it Ts not believed there
is any progress of the boycott ou'sMc
if Shanghai.
If Law Authorizes It, Price Will Be Set
on Capture of Dastardly Criminal
Who, Governor Believes, Is Trying to
Destroy Flax Industry in Oregon.
Believing that th burning of Eu
gene Posse's flax and flax mill was
with deliberate intent to destroy the
flax, industry in Oregon, (Jovernor
Chamberlain has under consideration
the offering of a substantial reward
for the arrest of the perpetrator of the
crime. The governor is in some donbt
whether he has authority under the
appropriation mad by the last legisla
ture to offer a reward in a case of this
Kind and this question he is now in
vestigating. The appropriation was for
the express purpose of paying tRe sal
aries of special agents to be appointed
by the governor to apprehend criminals
and collect evidence of crime, but no
mention is made of rewards.
The governor says, however, that be
may offer a reward even if this appro
priation does not authorize it, but n
that case he would make the payment
conditional uon an appropriation by
the next legislature. - '
Commission on Revision of Immigration
Regulations Sends Oat Letter
to all Agents.
WASIIINGTOX, Ang. 22. The com
mission appointed by Secretary Metealf
of the department of commerce and la
bor, to revise the present rules and reg
ulations under which the immigration
laws and the Chinese exclusion laws are
administered, today sent a letter to all
rue officials of the immigration bureau
In the field, asking for an expression of
in opinion on each of the rules now in
operation. The letter to the. immigra
tion agents practically is the firet step
taken by the commission.
The roost important steps proposed by
tbc rommission are public hesr.njj at
wr-ieh criticiams. of the service may bo
l ed. - , J
Renter's Correspondent Is Informed
by Count Lamsdorf to
This Effect.
Roosevelt's Personality Saves the Con
ference From Absolute . Rupture
Has Taken, Possibly, Final Stepo in
the Matter.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 24. The
correspondent of . Renter's Telegram
Company was today authorized by
Count Lamsdorf, the foreign minister,
to state officially, and in the most for
mal manner, that Russia wiU pay Ja
pan no contribution, direct or indirect,
nor make any cession of territory what
ever. President Saves Rupture
Portsmouth, N. II., Aug. 24. Presi
dent Roosevelt's move to save the
peace cdnference are following each
other in quick succession. He is now
believed to have taken a new step,
possibly the 'final one, in the shape of
a last appeal to both sides to leave
the question of the purchase price of
the northern half of the island of Sak
halin to the arbitrament- of a board or
commission. .
Pinal arbitration has been in the
president's mind' from the beginning,
This, however, is an inference from
what is actually known to have taken
place last night and this morning. He
sent to M. Witte during the night a
long message, without doubt outlining
the new step he had resolved upon.
Presumably this message was prepared
after he had received the account of
Ambassador Meyer's audience with the
emperor at Peterhof yesterday. It
would seem to follow logically that Mr.
Meyer's reply was not satisfactory and
therefore necessitated another appeal
not to allow a mere question of money
to stand in the way of peace, and to
suggest a new form of compromise for
the point still in issue.
The president's message reached As
sistant Secretary Pierce and was placed
in the hands of Baron. Rosen arly to
day. After the baron . had consulted
with M. W itte, the proposition was
placed in the Russian code and dis
patched to reterhof. A reply to the
president was' delivered to Assistant
Secretary Pierce at 9:30 this morning.
Whether it was a reply from Peterhof
is not known. It may only have been
a message from M. Witte giving his
views of the new step proposed by
the president.
At any rate, the summons to Mr.
Pierce to receive it was an urgent one.
Mr. Pierce was with M. Witte and Ba
ron Rosen twenty-five minutes. The
message given him was immediately
placed in the state department cipher,
sad it should reach Oyster Bay this
afternoon. Mr. Roosevelt, in fact if
not in name,, is acting the part of me
diator. It is reported that the president
will send some one to Magnolia to
communicate direct with Baron, Rosen
and M., Wirtte during their stay there.
No confirmation is obtainable here
of the report that Emperor William
and Emperor Nicholas" have arranged
a meeting. The reports persist, how
ever, that fhc change in the emperor's
instructions to M. Witte, after be left
St. Petersburg, from a conciliatory to
an unyielding and peremptory spirit,
followed and was due to the meeting,
of the two sovereigns in Finnish wa
ters. Germany's 'Emperor Is Blamed.
Portsmouth, Aug. 24. The prospects
of peace seem desperate, but not hoje
less, despito the prevailing pessimism.
There is still a chance, and the forces
working for peace are continuing their
labors. The president failed twice,
but is fighting on. The result of Am
bassador Meyer audience at Peterhof
yesterday is nnsatisf aetory, but nol a
rebuff. It left a door open, and with
in s fw hours after lh rereitit at
Oyster Bay of. Meyers account of the
audience, the president sent a new ap
peal through M. Witte.
The emperor had already in effect
declined the proposed compromise of
fered by Japan, lie had refused be
cause under a disguise Japan had of
fered to withdraw the article asking
for a remuneration for the cost of war
on the condition that Russia repur
chase from tbe military possession of
Japan tbe northern part of Sakhalin
at the fixed price of 1,200,000,000 yen,
the estimated "frais de guerre."
Had Japan not inserted tbe sum, had
that been left to a future adjustment
of the proposition, it would have un
doubtedly proved more palatable. The
president dm not suggest tne price or
the fixing of a price, and believed that
the latest effort was to secure the, eon
sent of tbe emperor to agree to accept
the Japanese proposition with the
amount subject to further adjustment
by sn arbitration board or otherwise.
According to the Japanese, Witte has
already offered to divide Sakhalin.
Total to date, 1600.
New eases today, 44.
Deaths today, 7.
Total to date, 226.
Cndrr treatment, 237.
The persistent report circulated here Ij
that Kmperor William- has been one of
the main obstacles to peace, and that,
while ostensibly in sympathy with the
president's efforts, he is advising Em
peror Nicholas not to yield. The foun
d.ttion fnr this belief is the fact that
Witte 's instruct igns were made more
imperative and intransigent upon the
question of indemnity and the cession
of territory after the kaiser s inter
view with the Russian emperor, in the
gulf of Finland.
King Oscar No Longer Feeto Inclined
to Oppose Son 'a Claim
Upon Throne.
STOCKHOLM, Aug, 24. The feel
ing in government circles regarding
the accession by the Bernadntte prince
to the .Norwegian throne has under
gone a change. King (War no longer
opposes the acceptance of the crown by
hix son Charles. As soon as the union
between Norway and Sweden is dis
solved his answer will "be given and
will probably be in the affirmative.
Had Been on an Outing Trip and Start
ed for Home but Has not Arrived
May Have Committod Suicide or Met
With an Accident.
EroKN'K, Or., Aug, 23. Ilarley C
Miller, a well known printer of this
city, has leeii missing Since last Satur
day,' and his absence is ..causing great
worry to his relatives and friends.
Sunday, August 13, Miller, in com
pany with three friends. left Eugene
for the Upper Willamette country on
an outing. Last Saturday he left camp
for Lowell, a small villig" fw miles
away, for the purpose (.f securing more
provisions for the party. His compan
ions waited a day for his return, and
running out of provisions they broke
camp and started for Eugene, thinking
that Miller had taken a sudden notion
to retnrn home. They were surprisc.d
upon arriving here, to learn that he bad
not arrived. When Miller left camp
he had a revolver and a few dollars in
money with him. The suicide theory
has been advanced,' as be was known
to le despondent at times, but . bis
iriends and relatives think that some
accident has befallen him. Others
think, perhaps, he wished to get out of
the country, and that after - reaching
the vaiiey he boarded a train at the
nearest railroad station. It is intimated
that there is a woman in the' case.
Miller is about 2H years of age, and
is a widower, his wife having died at
Stockton, al., about two years ago. A
searching party wil be made up today.
Plan to Induce People of the Congested
Eastern Cities to Come to
the West.
PORTLAND,' Aug. 2X IVbatc in
the rural settlements section of the Na
tional Irrigation Congress, which met
tms morning in the assembly room of
the California building, was largely
along the lines of allowing for the over
flow imputation of the eastern cities a
place in the west. In this connection
William E. Smythe of Santiago, Cal.,
introduced a declaration which was re
ferred to the committee on resolutions
of the congress, and 'which1 gives the
trne inwardness of the resolution- of
last Monday, introduced by Mr. Smythe,
which was at the time turned down. -
Mr. Smythe introduced a resolution
which in effect is as follows: .
"The president of the National Ir
rigation' Congress is instructed' to com
municate with the president of the tJni
ted States, and. If the latter shall give
assurance of his sympathy, then the
president of this congress shall, with
due deliberation, proceed, to take the
following steps:
"First To appoint a- commission,
consisting of whatever numler he mav
deem best, selected from among well
known men who are femiliar with such
problems and wbo shall be drawn from
various parts of the United States, so
that its work may be one of national
"Swond To invite said commission
to assemble at Washington, 1. C, at
the earliest convenient time, to coh;
sider the questions which may be sub
mitted to it."
"Such men as Jacob Re is, ex Secre
tary Iogan, and earnest hearted, broad
minded men of their stamp," suggest
ed Mr. Smythe, "should be' appointed
on this commission, if it is decided up
on. I am of the opinion that it will
meet with tbe eager approval of Presi
dent Roosevelt, as a man interested in
the great problsras of tbe eastern
cities." Mr. Smythe suggested that tbe
arid public lands of the west might
be irrigated, and a section allotted for
each state to bo given in 40-ered tracts
to the families of each state, amis
would in a large measure reduce the
congestion which is now proving so ap
During the debate ucorge w. unrton
of Los Angeles, wbo supported the reso
lution, stated he had no sympathy with
people of such German accent that their
Lngiish was hardlv recognizable, and
who would get ep in the 'eiotu and
cry "Keep on t the foreigners."
Two Soldiers and Several Natives Die
of Disease One an Ameri
can Woman.
MANILA, Aug. 24. An outbreak of
cholera ia Manila has been reported.
Yesterday two soldiers died at Camp
MeKinley, which is now- quarantined.
In tbe city several natives, one art
American; woman, have died. The sur
geons state the disease is not Sfri'.:
Sends Word to French Minister to De
mand the Frenchman's Release
' - atr Once.
Unless Demand Is Acceded to Legation
Instructea to Leave Morocco and Mil
itary Movement Will Begin on Fron
tier of Morocco. i
PARIS, Aug. 24. As a result of a
ccial meeting of ministers today, it
was announced that a military demon
stration would be made against Moroc
co unless the sultan promptly yielded
to the French demands for the release
ot -a French Algerian citizen named
ilouzian, who was unjustifiiably arrest
ed in a Moroccan town.
The instructions sent to tho French
minister-at Fez are to make a final
demand on the sultan. The minister
was informed-that if the demand is re
fused tho entire personnel of tho lega
tion shall depart from Morocco and a
military movement will simultaneously
In-gin along the Algerian frontier.
It is the intention of the military
authorities to occupy a" Moroccan bor
der town, probably Oudjda. However,
the officials are confident the sultan
will yield Wfore permitting the carry
ing out of the threats of using military
force. .
Government Hold-Out of 200,000 Acres
of Land in Utah Mc ts With
Vigorous Protest.
VASII!NJT . Aug. 24. (Special.)
Numerous complaints have !cen re
ceived at the 'depart ment of the inte
rior against the reservation by the gov
ernment under the president's order, of
2mi,(hh acres of tne best agricultural
land of the I'intah Indian reservation
which will Ikj opened for claims this
mouth. Acting U(on the matter tho
president, after an investigation, or
dered that 8."i,0OO acres of tho land bo
restored, and opened to entry.
An act'of March 3, 1JH)5, provided
that Itcfore the opening of the Unitah
Indian reservation, the president might
set apart and reserve any Isnd neces
sary as a reservoir site, uplands neces
sary to conserve and protect the water
supply for the Indians, r forgencral
agricultural development. The geologi
cal survey investigated the matter and
reported to the secretary of the interior
that it would bo advisable, to reserve
some 2O0,iMH) seres under this act. The
president accordingly issued his procla
mation. When the complaints reached
the department the survey was asked
to make another investigation and re'
port, which they did with tho above
stated result.
Enormous Receipts of Cereals at Twelve
Important Points in United -States.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. The bu
reau of statistics rcjorts that the total
grain receipts at twelve important pri
mary markets during the month of
June amounted to f0,510,rH.' bushels, of
which M,42',0.)H bushels were wheat, 23,
14,757 corn, l.V31,iH oats, 3,005,4 !H
barley, and 2,054 -rye. A total In
bound movement during the correspond
ing montu in 15K14 aggregated 4;,2.'lO,
313 bushels, being over 5,000,000 bush
els less than the 1005 receipts, tho
large increase for the present year be
ing due largely -to the arrivals of corn,
oats and barley. Of the Interior mar
kets prominently Identified with tho
receipts of grain, ,nicago led, having
received 107,74H,145 bushels during the
first six months of the current year.
Minneapolis came second with 47,201,
100 bushels, and St. Louis third wiih
22,433,070 bushels.
Think Boycott in China Is Just Treat
irert fr Our Exclusion
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. All sorts
of opinions sre expressed here over the
Chinese boyrott of American goods, and
the acknowledged fact that Mr. Wu
Ting Fang, the former minister from
China fo this country, is at the back
of it all. ' It is supposed to le erfect
ly just treatment and rctaltiation for
our strict exclusion laws, and what Chi
namen term unjust treatment of their
countrymen in America. It is said the
Chinese government has absolutely
nothing to do with the boycott, the
entire matter being in the hands of
merchants and private individuals.
Word has been received here from
Portland, Or Uyit $10,000 lias been
raised by the Chinese hi that eity to
aid in carrying out the. boycott. Ho
far, it is said not to have seriously af
fected trade except at Shanghai, with
a pretty st rot. g movement at Canton.
CHICACO. -Aug. 23. Philip Krigh,
known as " Indian's 700 pound man,"
is dead at his Lome in Stilesville, Ind.
He had been ill for several months with
drojHiy, and suffered greatly during the
hot weather. For several years Krigh
was In the employ of a circus, where
be was exhibited as the largest man ia
the world. His weight aften reached
775 pounds. He was over six feet" tall,
but his bones were yery small. It re-
?uired two tailors to take measurement. 4
or his clothes, as it was impossible for
ne man to reach around his IkhIv. It
took several yards of double v. i . . :.
jooU to make him a suit.