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OREGON MIST. VOL. XXil. NEWS OFTHE WEEK In a Condensed Form for Our Bosy Headers. HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A Rtsuma of lha Leaa Important but Not Less Interesting Eventa of the Past Week. Klin lug has resulted. In many deaths In Moscow, Hustle. It I. now settlmf Hint Tuft will (o to Panama about November I. Tha Norwegian ttoitblng Iim ap proved Ilia Karlstad treat , Hughes liM declined tha Republican nomination for mayor of lew York. I'at Crow ha arrived In Oinalia to face chargee lur kidnaping Cudehy's ton. Kegi.lrailtm for tin coining election In Now York la much greater than In former years. Tall says that our coast defenses could out Ilia combined fleets ol any two foreign power. Tuikey haa ordered a Urpdo boat, to I b (III In France. Tbla will ba bar firat ol tbla claaa ol war rrafl. Preaident Roosevelt baa conferred wllti wall known athlete on loutball. Ha wanta Uta brutality cut out ol Ilia gam.. Ir, C. 41. Bhanley, ona ol Ilia haul Ml wotkaia agalnat yellow lever In Saw Orleans, baa died from an attack ol tba dltnue. Mayor !unn'a plan lor Chicago to own "the alieel rar system baa lnn turned down by tba council. Ha will try another. General Wllllama, commanding tba department ol tba Columbia, advocate muring officers at tba ago ol 40. Ha alao favor irstoilng tba canteen. A naw cur lor consumption baa been discovered. Tba condition ol ex-Senator Jerry rllmpann remelus unchanged. Every building In tba town ol Purdy, Nevada, baa been destroyed by Ilia. Heveral new rata ol yellow lever have appeared at Pensacola, Florida. Tall la taking prwranllona to atop Irauda In lutura purchase ol tupplira lor tba army. Tba president haa aatabliahad new foreal ineerv In Ariiona, It will con tain 1,120,000 acre. A Chicago )udga eays there la no aucb thing m peaceful picketing by labor uniuna during ttrlkaa. Admiral Togo will flail all tha prin cipal couutrlm ol tha world with hit lamon fighting squadron ol warahlpa. General Charlea W. tlarllett, ol Boa ton, baa bean nominated aa tha Demo cratic candidate lor governor of Maraa cbueetta, Russia baa adopted homcataad law which, enable ofllcera and aoldlera to get free land In Siberia and glvea them eiemption Iroiiilaie lur lira years. Four lndils who looted the post office at Wild Itoae, Wisconsin, and at tempted to break InU tha Mate lnk, have been run down. One waa killed, ona fatally wotiuded and one aerioualy hurt. Mea.achusell Republican! have de clared lor tariR revlalon. Opposition to tha peace treaty la gain springing up In Japan. Great Britain and Rueala have nego tiated a treaty about Central Aala. Filly men wera rescued Irom burn ing mine at Floieure, Colo., alter hoe had almoat been abandoned 'or their aaloty, Oomaa baa appeal! lor American Intervention In Cuba, eaylng Palma rulea by terror and that the recent election! wera a farce. Russia haa decided to aeud her prls oneia ol war now In Japan to Vladlvo atok by transport and tbenca by the 81 berlan railroad to Kuaala. The cabinet haa decided not to trana far tha control ol tha canal work Irom the War department to the Htate de partment lor tha preaent, at leaat. New York Reptiblicane have nomi nated Ilnghea, Insurance lnveetlgator, (or mayor. Hill la aaid to have atolen a march in tha light for right of way along the north bank of tha Columbia, and any road wanting to coma down the river muat buy right of way fmm the North ern Pacific. Newton 0. Dougherty, superintend it of tha I'eorla, 111., achoola baa been Indicted for forgery. He haa rained tha lace of hundred! ol checki and la.uod falaa Papers. Ilia operatlona cover a period of 20 yeara. Yellow fever li on the wane In the Bou tli, Huatlan nnlveralllca may close to top political agitation. Mlaaourl will abut out the New York Life Insurance company. fleet packera will plead not guilty and enter another dumurrer. Tammany haa renominated Model Ian for mayor and adopted a municipal ownerahlp plank. FLAMES CAT FOREST. Many Ranchea and Houtaa Ruined Near Santa Barbara. Hanta llarbara. C. . o,. in m. aalroue forest Area which started above oai.ia naiiiara laat night are ait) 11 rag ing with undiiiilnlahed force. Driven by a terrific wind until early tbla morn lug, tha flainea awept over a apace Ave mtlee long and three milee wide, ex tending along tha fonthilla above Mon teello, Butiiuierland and Carpentaria. Klree are now burning densely covered valleya, and the iiiouiitaln aidea of Torn, Romero, Ward and Filhlan can yona are veritable furnace., from which llainiif are ahooting high into the air with a Mar that can be heard lor milee. Smoke in dent cloud, fluate over tha coaat. and from Conception, within a radlna of three uim irom ma center ol the tire, annua and clndera are felling like mow. i oe uama nave burned over 30 ranchea and tlralrova.1 )ima h.,n. and other buililinu. nn 19 f.r,. . II.. grain, beana and other ciopa and live asora aieo are destroyed. The loea to tha rancbera in building, alone la e.tl- matel at $110,000. A vaal amount of limW la diaitroyed and mora la burning. Wlrea are down and road. l.lockdl hj fallen treea, to tha full detaila of the lomea are im poaalhle. Biiervlaor Hloaeer and bia awiatanta, with 100 voiuntcera, are flgliting tba flamea, with little hope of restraining the Ore In many boura. If windi eprtng up ton.ght the "-any magnificent horure In the Upper lion tecito vallry will be tbreatennl, to gether with the towna of Hutnmerlaod, Nereno and Carpentaria. TRAPS FOR ROOSEVELT. Railroad S.natora Schema to Make Rata Bill Toothl.it. Wellington, Oct. 10.-lletwenn thia lime and the aMwmbling of congreaa on IWwmber 4, Preaident Koooeevelt will bold a aerlea ol tonferencee with men prnminent in the Republican paity In congreaa relative to the proexcta ol railroad and tariff Irgl.lation. Thuee who have talked with him at Oy.ter (lay during the aiimmer, when hie time waa not taken np with peace negotia tion., are eall.fied that the preaident will place the rale Irgi.lallon ahead ol everything ele, and, if it baa to be done, will aacritlce taiiff legialation in order to get the railioad rate bill through. And there la every reaeon to believe that the preaident will ad here to thia Intention. Hut the preaident will have conler encea with hi. aipportora with a view to outlining a campaign in aupport ol the railroad rate bill. He knowa, and bia enpportert know, that the oppon ent, ol the bona Bde rate regulating bill are going to reeort to all manner ol mean, to prevent the pataage ol a hill favored by the preaident, and the preai dent la Juel aharp enough to .tart In away ahead ol the eeaaion to head off tha opposition. He knowa he will have to outwit or outgeneral aome ol the nioet adroit men in the aenate, but the preaident la no aloucb when it cornea to dealing with smooth aenalora, and be ought to aucceed even better than be fore on thia iue, beceuee he haa the great mate ol Iba people behind him. GUTTERS RUN WITH BLOOD. Coaaackt Trample Parading Strikara Under Hort.t Hooit. xi.viw Oct. 10 A relirn of terror again exi.ta throughout the city and adjoining country, aa the rcull ol re newed rioting between the atrikera and troope. Dceimrate flghtlng haa Uken place In every quarter of the city, and dosena ol atrikera have been killed ami wounded. The rioting began early u.m.iav moriilmr. when a band of Bo- clall.ta, carrying red (taga and bannera, lHring derogatory liiM-rtpliona com nn mmlera ol the roval fam ily and local authorities, triwl to pa- tadu through tlie principal ireiia. ine police altomptod to di.eree them, . i..,. r.n.K nun II red a ahot from a re volver. The bullet aeverely wounded Police Lieutenant Mclioiaa romcne vltch. ti, iullr then fired a volley Into the crowd, and charged It, only to be driven back with aome loea. Troopa t)..n i-IIm1 and a eorlle of mount ed Coeetcka drove the crowd into a aide atieet, trampling the leaders I'mlet tba feet of the boraea. On tha Way to Savannah. W'aahlngton, Oct lO.-rJobn F. Oay nor and Benjamin D. Oreene, who are Havannah. Cia.. to aland trial on a charge ol conspiracy to de i. ....i ti. u.ivurnminit out of a large amount of money in connection with the river ana liarnor improvement, there, passed through Washington to .1.. Tt, reached tha city early In the morning In charge of ssciet service agents, who turnoj toe two men over to United 8!ate Deputy Marshal Oeorge K. White, ol Savanan, wno lea wnn them lor Bavauah. Weeds Choking a Lake. M.lrnitv. Oct. 10. Tha't the de struction of Lake Chapala as a pleasure resort adjunct and as a commercial vo- . i... Hi. ,.r..l. Iiaiiloiulaa In the vi dua iwi a--"-- : : . a cliiity is irobabillty In the next five years Is the opinion oi a wen mi contractor. The cause of this condi tion is the advance Into the waters of tha lake of the water byacinlhe. It Is reported that the government has made an offer of ,150,000 lor a way of ridding tho lake of the weed. Ralsull On Another Raid. Tangier, Oct. 10. Ralsull and his band have sgaln been raiding the ...i.i...inn trlluta mnrdnrlnir the B.OV- ernor of Tehlanconta district. The depredations of the outlaws have caiwed !wling oi Harm uiui.g wo vj..nvv. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST HIGH PRICED PEARS. Fruit of Rogue Rivar Valley Secures Record Figura In New York Medford Telegraphic advices from New Yoik state that a car of Medford pears, from the orchard of J. W. Per klos, sold for (3.42U, the highest price ever reallxed lor a carload ol pears In America. Part of the car brought 17.70 per box, the highest price ever recorded for .ingle boxes ol the fruit. They were the Doyenne du Cornice peer, of which not more than IS cars are as yet grown on this continent. The variety baa f-jr two or three years hern in vogue at the leading metropoli tan hotels. It haa proven especially well adapted to Houthem Oregon, and, while the orchards are yet young, the quality it unequaled and tha yield it btavy. The average price for the entire car was ,5 40 per box. The pear box Is 60 pounde, hut, realising be bad some thing etrictly fancy, Mr. Perkins used clear half-boxes and wrapped the ten der pears in paper with lace txirder and a lithugrapbed "top knot." He also had lithographed end labele on the I'oxes, which were made of clear lum- bir. His success justifies, In his mind, the expenditure necessary to effect this lancy pack. WEED ROAD IN NEW HANDS. Lack of Laborers Delays Extension Toward Klamath Falla. Klamath Fal!a The Weed railroad has paused into other hands. Theodore Haul, of Weed, a large atocholder in the Weed Lumber compsny, the former owner ol the road, is authority for the statement. The purchasing company is a corporation known as the Califor nia Northeastern Railway company. This sale not only include the pres ent Weed railroad, which extends 24 miles thia way from Weed, where it connect! with the southern Pacific with eight miles more graded, but the Weed project to extend tho road to Klamath Falla. Work Juat now ia almost at a stand still on the extension of the road to this city, owing to the scarcity, it is said, ol laborers, but men are being ought and a larg- crew will be put to work at an early date when the road will le pushed to th'scity rapidly. K. D. Dunn la manager of the Cali fornia Northwestern, and he, with a staff of assistants, is now at Weed, where he baa Uken :he management of the road fiom A. I). Kvans, former manager, and who Is also manager ol the Weed Lumber company'a intcres't. New Reduction Plants Installed. Bumpter Extensive improvements at the etandard mine are under way. A large crew of carpentera hai been employed there lor some time past on sawmill construction, and lately on the reduction plant building. The Im perial, in the Cable Cove section, is ato employing a crww of carpentera on a new reduction plant. Thia property has been an extensive shipper lor sev eral month! past, and bids fair to be come one of the largest producer! in thil d:itrlct. Work Mines Alt Winter. Runinter Since the strike made In the Oold Nugget group, In the Raid mouuUin district, a lew wecxt ago, i..r. k.a Wn much development done on the property by the locator!, Heft ier and Dunn. I shins lor use ouring the winter have been erected, and the n alii tunnel or drift darted on the uii.. An rrecar and track have been delivered and extensive woik will be done thia winter. Buppliei for a long period are on the ground. The Sunny hrook" group, an extension ui wm jviu Nugget, I! alao ueing ueveiopcu. New Mill Satisfactory. -ill.anv The new Huntington mill at the Ureal Northern mine in the Blue river district has been installed, and reports are that It ia surpassing all ex pectation! of the promoter! in the amount of ore It will handle in a day. A new ledge in the lower tunnel of fie mine, repotted aome time lince, has a full ten foot face of rich ore, and under the work of tho new mill something of the real value of the mine can be ascer tained. Oregon's School Debt $764,684 60. Balem The secretary ol the state and board reports the total loam and ll.Mal Knarillff Indebtedness of the varloii! educational Institution! of the state, outstanding Uctotier l, ai n, 0114.60, divided aa follow! : Interest bearing school land indebtedness, $5112,128.85; college lanua, . university lands, o88; achool farm t ...... i7 IS7fi.08: colleue farm loans, $7,085; university farm loans, $3,465. In Weston Grain Fialda. Weston Farmer! In thia vicinity are getting well along with their aumroer fallowing, and the land la in prime condition for seeding since the recent ..l-. Tim anfld drill! Will follow ruuin. . . , ... . closely the last cultivating and will be gin work about me m " month. About one half of the wheat land! in thil locality ate summer fal lowed each alternate year, except lands near the foothill!, which are put into winter wheat every third year. Big Wheat Sale! at Adams. Adami Three hundred and twenty thousand buaheli of wheat has been handled through warehouse! here. Over one half of thil has been sold at an average price ol 61 cents per bushel half aoina to the Athena mill and the balance to Poitland. ST. HELENS, OHEGON, FKIDAY, WATER USERS WANT ATTORNEY Milton and Fr.ewater Settlers Make Move of Precaution. Milton A meeting of the users of water on all the streams and ditches in Milton and Freewater, excepting the Tumalmn river and Hudson Bay ditch, was held here to formulate plans for the employment of counsel to look after the interests of all parties Interested. A committee of three was appointed, William Nichols, 8. A. Miller and J. II. Viper. Attorney Btilltnan, ol Pen- die ton', submitted a proposition to take the case and look after every right and secure a record for each. He wanta about $000. It waa decided that the committee should have full power to act for and determine, by the assistance of the Individuals, each one'a claim, whether it be riparian or right by ap propriation. The papers in the case must be prepared by October 15. CANNOT CANCEL LICENSE. Oregon Law Prevanta Exclusion of New York Lira From State. Balem There is no authority in the Oregon statu '.en for the cancellation of a lile insurance company'a license be cause of mismanagement ia the reply made by Kecretary of Btate Dunbar to a request for aucb action against the New York Life. The request waa made by C. 11. Yenner, a New York banker, who has askod all insurance commissioner! to revoke that company'a license unless John A. McCall realgns the presidency sod George W. Perkint the vice presi dency. Mr. Dunbar explained in bia reply that the Oregon law authorises cancellation for only two reasonr non payment of money due on a policy or inability to pay losses and that be is not advised that the New York Life comes under either case. Experts Report Small Shortage. Pendleton The expert! now auditing the county books are declared to have found a small shortage in the clerk'a office. However, according to Expert Beckwith, there haa been no failure on the part of anyone to turn over money received: but there baa been failure to charge for some things which, undt r the law, should bave been charged tor. Alao, he says, that subsequent findings may offset the shortage that has been found. Under whose regime the irreg ularities come will not be divulged, nor the amount of the deficiency. Typhid Charged to Milk. Oregon City Alleging that a doien cases of typhoid lever in Clackamas county are due to Infected milk served hnppickera Irom the dairy ol I harles Heck's fatm at Aurora, Dr. H. S. Mount, of this city, will register com plaint with the Btate Board of Health and demand that an investigation be had of the situation. While all of the patients are doing well, it ii alleged that Deck's gross careleesnees ia respon sible f r a majority of the ceses. Fraewater'a Big Crop of Hay. Freewater In addition to the excel lent fruit and grain crops raised upon winter and spring irrigated lands in this locality a large amount of hay ia grown. The crop of allalla last spring waa light, but the two last cuttings hare made a good yield, aggregating seven ton! to the acre, worth in the local market $5 per ton. Without ir rigation thia land ia practically worth ies!. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, 71c per buehel; blue stem, 74c; valley, 7172c. Oats No. 1 white feed, $24 24 60; gray, $24(324 50 per ton. Barley Feed, $20 602l per ton ; brewing, $21.60(322; Tolled,$21.50 22. Rye $1.401.45 per cental. Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $14 )15 per ton; valley timothy, $11(312; clover, $89; grain hay, $89. Fruita Apples, $1(3 1.75 per box; peaches, 85c$l per crate; plums, 50 75o per crate; cantaloupes, 76c $1.25 per crate; pears, $1.25(31.50 per box; watermelons, ' (31c per pound; crabapples, $lvper box; quinces, $1 per box. Vegetables Beans, l4c per pound; cabbage, l31.lc per pound; cauliflow er, 76c per doxen; celery, 75c per doxen; corn, 65c per sack; cucumbers, 1 0(3 15.3 per doxen; pumpkins, 143 1 He per pound; tomatoes, S040c per crate; squash, 6o per pound; turnips, 00c(3$l per sack: carrots, 65 75c per sack; beets, 85c(3$l per sack. Onions Oregon Yellow Danvers, $1.25 per sack. Potatoes Oregon fancy, 05 85c per sack; common, nominal. Butter Fancy creamery, 2530c per pound. Eggs Oregon ranch, 2727c per doxen. Poultry Average old hens, 11(3 12c per pound; mixed chickens, 11(3 UXo; old roosters, 995c; young roosters, 10911c; springs, lll(313c; dressed chickens, 14(315c; turkeys, live, 16(317c; geese, live, 89c; ducks, lSai4c. Hops Oregon, 1905, choice, 1213c per pound; olds, 1012c. Wool Eastern Oregon average bett, 19(321o per pound; lower grades down to 15c, according to shrinkage; valley, 2561127c; mohair, choice, 80o. Beef Dressed bulls, l2o per pound; cowl, 84c; country steers, 4 04X0. Veal Drewed, S7X per pound. Mut tou Dressed, fancy, 6X7o per pound; ordinary, 45c; lambs, 7 7Wo. l'oik Dressed, 037X- per pound. OCTOBER 13, 105. FEVER'S QttlP IS BROKEN. New Orleans Will 8how President Its Terror Are Past. New Orleans, Oct. 9. Yellow fever report to 6 p. m.: New cases, 29; total 8,176; deaths, 3; total 410; new foci, 8; under treatment 207; dis charged, 2,669. At the close of the eleventh week of the struggleagainat yellow fever, the health autboritios summed np the lit uation tonight aa full of encourage ment. Today's new cases In tha city were all in the old son of Infection and most of them are of an extremely mild type. Sentiment in favor of aome character of national quarantine is apparently growing here and elsewhere in the state. Arrangements for the president's re ception and entertainment are progress ing, and every effort is to be made while be ia bere to convince him that in New Orleans fear of the fever has entirely passed. Tha route of tbe pro cession to tbe city ball will carry him past tha Lee monument, on the im mense circular mound on which there will be gathered several thousand school children armed with American flags to give a patriotic greeting. Tbe streets through which the president is to be escorted are to be decorated on a lavish scale. WAS READY TO FIGHT. Great Britain Offered to Give Franca Aid Againat Germany. London, Oct. 9. Tbe Matin's dis closures purporting to give details in connection with tbe resignation of the French foreign minister, M. Delcasee, beet use of the Moroccan situation, and tbe sensational statement that Great Britain not only communicated to Franca her intention of supporting France in the event of a war with Ger many, but actually giving detaila of her intentions recarding the place for the landing of troops and the seixure of tbe Kiel canal, created much talk in diplo matic circles today and are published at length in all the afternoon papers. In official quarters, however, no ex pression of opinion waa obtainable. Foreign Minister Lansdowne was absent from the city and consequently it eras impossible to secure a definite state ment regarding the actual lengths to which -Oireat Pritain went at the time of the crisis. During that time the Associated Press secured a statement Irom a high official of the British for eign office, which to a certain extent supports tbe assertions of tbe Matin. INVADE COLORADO NEXT. Hitchcock's Land Fraud Campaign Wilt Be Continued. Washington, Oct. 9. Upon the con clusion of the land trials in Portland, Secretary Hitchcock will, for tbe time being, at least, turn his attention from Oregon and go after land thieves in other states, notably Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico. Special Agent Burna and those who co-operated with him in working np evidence in the Oregon fraud cases are to be sent to other states, probably firet to Colorado, though this is not fully determined. Incidental to thia determination, it ia learned that Special Agent A. R. Greene, who for yeara waa Mr. Hitch cock's most trusted representative In Oregon, ia to be sent back to Kansas, hla home state, and will soon thereafter retire from tbe service. Grand Naval Pageant. Tokio, Oct. 9. The coming visit to Japanese, waters of the British squad ron, commanded by Vice Admiral Sir Gerald Noel, will, it is expected, be made the occasion soon after the ratifi cation of peace of a grand naval review, which, with Admiral Togo's triumph ant entry into the city, will offer a splendid occasion for diverting the peo ple a attention from tbe unsatisfactory terms of the treaty. It ia believed that the authorities will do everything pos sible to utilise these events aa demon' strations of the fact that tbe peace of Asia ia guarded by tbe two powerful allies. American warships are expect ed to be present at tbe naval review. Renew Attack on Germany. Paris, Oct. 9 A marked reaction in public sentiment has followed tbe Franco-German accord con-eming tbe Morocco conference. Many leading newspapers are renewing their cam paign of criticism against Germany. Thia is due principally to Chancellor von Buelow s open statements favoring a Russo-German rapprochement. The Matin reviews the circumstances of M Delcasse'a retirement from tbe Foreign office, alleging that a number of sensa tional events occurred in connection with tbe change. Panama at Peace Congress. Panama, Oct. 9. Tbe newest of the world's republics, as well as of the na tions of the western world, is proving that it is possessed of a spirit of pro gress and a desire to make itself known in the domain of world events that is worthy of emulation by tome of its lis ter states. Little Panama will make ber first appearance on the internation al stage at the next peace congress at The Hague. In the invitation extend ed by tbe czar, Panama waa recognised. Make Battleships Larger. Washington, Oct. 9. Secretary Bon' aparte has under consideration a recom mendatlon made to him that he request congress to increase the tonnage of the two battleships authorised at the last session from 16,000 to 18,000 tons. FIGHT IN SENATE! Rate Bill Will Not Easily Pass la Upper House. LOWER HOUSE WITH PRESIDENT View of Representative Hull, of Iowa, One of President's Friendi, in the Matter. Washington, Oct. 10. "There ii go ing to be a lively fight at the coming session of . congress over the railroad rate problem, and tbe bouse will go with the president." That is tbe view of Representative Hall, of Iowa, chair man of the committee on military af fairs, and a man well posted on legis lative mattera. Mr. Hull, being an experienced law maker, and a careful man, will not venture a prediction aa to what the senate will do with the rate question, but after conference with tbe presi dent, he declares that Mr. Roosevolt is aa determined aa ever that congress shall act in a manner to cure the "rail road evil," and be is satisfied that the administration will leave no stone un turned to accomplish thia result. Mr. Hull is one of those men who take little stock in the declarations o such men as 8enator Elkins, when they come out and announce that tbe senate will very promptly pass a railroad rale bill. He knows, aa other practical men know, that the senate is not apt to do any such thing; he knows Mr. Elkins well enough to be aware that this ib his method of campaign. In bia own state, where other Republicans are seeking to wrest the tenatorship from Mr. Elkins, tbe senior West Vir ginia senator has cleverly thrown out a sop to every faction in his party; he has endeavored to make it appear that be is in sympstby with every party leader, and is working for bis interests. At tbe same time, Mr. Elkins is man ipulating affaire in West Virginia in a manner that will undoubtedly result in bis own re-election, and tbe over throw of every Insurgent 'ho takes aides .gainst him. So it is with tbe rate bill. Mr. El kins professes to favor rate legislation and givea assurances that a satisfactory bill will soon pass tbe senate. That is to allay tbe prevailing fear; it ia a clever move on the part of Mr. Elkins, who at heart is as anxious as any man in congress to prevent the passage of such a bill aa President Roosevelt favors. PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED. Foreign Engineers Predict Success of Panama Canal Scheme. Panama, Oct. 10. After break fast with Governor Magoon and Chief Engineer Stevens, the members of the advisory board of consulting engineera of the Panama canal this morning in spected Ancon and La Boca and the canal up to Coroxal, getting nn idea of the swampy surroundings. At 3 o'clock thia afternoon, during a terrific lain storm , they visited President Amador and members of the cabinet, meeting with a very pleasant reception. Major General George w. Davis, chairman of the board of consulting en gineers, informed the Associated Press that it would be at least a month be fore a report could be presented. Ed ouard M. Quellenac, of tbe Sues Canal staff, Adolph Gnerrard, tbe French delegate, and J. W. Welcker, the Dutch delegate, informed the Associated Press that they could see no problem which the engineering energy and the trees ury of the United States could not solve M. Guerrard said he thought the most difficult problem would be the control of the Cbagres river and in connection with tbe Culebra cut, but they admitted that very good work was now in progress. Herr Welcker was very optimism as to the future 6f Panama, and said that he thought that a city bigger than Buenos Ayres would spring up here, which would be the metropolis of Cen tral and South America. Effective When Signed. Washington, Oct. 10. The treaty of peace between Russia and Japan will become effective upon its approval without awaiting the formal exchange of ratifications at Washington. This int irmation waa imparted at tbe Japanese legation today. Tbla course has been decided upon in order mat the speediest possible termination of the war may be had. As a -on as it has been signed, this fact will be communi cated to the State department, and this government will apprise each emperor of the act ot the other. Loss at Least $20,000. Santa Barbara, Cal., Oct. 10. At 8 o'clock tonight Forest Supervisor Slos son gave out the statement that the fire which has been raging in the moun tain! since last Saturday night is now under control, although a strong wind might again spread the flames to new localities. Tbe property loss as a re suit of the fire is variously estimated from $20,000 to $100,000, but tbe former figure ia believed to be nearest correct. ' Census Report on Cotton. Washington, Oct. 10. The Census bureau today issued a bulletin showing the production and distribution of the cotton of the United States available between September 1, 1904, and Sep tember 1, 1905, to be 14,455,994 bales NO. STEAMER ON ROCK8. St. Paul a Total Wrack Between San Francisco and Portland. Eureka, Cal., Oct. 6 The steamer St. Paul, of tbe San Francisco A Port land Steamship company, under com mand of Captain Clem Randall, bound from 8n Francisco to Portland, went ashore early yesterday, morning at foint Uorda, short distance aouth of the entrance to this harbor, during a aenseiog. Bbe bad 75 passenger! on Hoard, ah of whom were aafely trans ferred to other steamera. The vessel, which waa laden with a cargo of nn. ral merchandise, will probably baa total loss. Tbe coast off Point Gorda la feared by all coast seamen. It is rocky and treacherous. The old Humboldt waa wrecked there about ten yeara ago, and waa a complete loss. Tbe Orlxabs went shore on tbe rocks there five yeara aso. and the Homer was another ship to be canght on the lagged reefs at that place. When the St. Paul struck aha waa 15 miles out of her course. The third officer was at the bridge at the time. The steamer struck at S o'clock in tha morning, during a dense fog. She now lies with her stern to tbe beach, 160 varda from the ahnnt anJ k abandoned by captain and crew. It ia luougat r.na( me vessel will be a total uaa. The St. Pnl lie In a naaf n( L. bow to the northwest, and with a alight list to seaward. 1 U mil kln S W.WW WJI, Gorda. Apparently, ahe ia in good conoiuon, me aea Having smoothed down considerably since she struck. It is Smooth between tho srar-lr .! (ha shore, but rough on the outside. ISSUE BONDS TO BUILD CANAL. President's Scheme to Stop Deficit in Treasury. Washington, Oct. 6. President Roosevelt haa decided upon the main recommendations in bia forthcoming message to congress. One, will be for creating a separate fund for the con struction of tbe Panama canal, another will call for radical reorganisation of the diplomatic and consular service. It is intended to relieve the United States treasury by placing upon poster tiy its proper portion of the burden of building tbe great Isthmian waterway. It is fe't that money for canal con struction should come from long-time bonds and not be drawn from the treas ury direct. If congress approves, it will create a separate fund, ont of which can be drawn the $50,000,000 already ap- propria tea ana me united elates reim bursed to that amount. This will re move the annoyance of a yearly deficit. TURN OVER CANAL TO ROOT Taft Discovers He Haa Too Many Irona in the Fire. Washington, Oct. 6. Secretary Taft will at the firat opportunity take r f . with the president tbe proposition to transfer the control ot the Panama canal from tbe War department to tbe State department. It waa bis inten tion to discuss the matter with the president at his conference today, but the lack of time prevented bis doing so. The question was brought np some time ago, but for various reasons it waa postponed to a more favorable occasion. Since the Spanish-American war, in volving tbe acquisition of the Philip pines, the work of the War depart ment haa greatly increased and tbe sug gestion that a transfer to the State de partment of the canal work, with the many perplexing questions which . are bound to come up. baa been under con sideration. Mr. Taft, it is known, is willing that a transfer should be made, basing that disposition on expediency. Canadian Pacific'a New Branchea. Montreal, Oct. 6. At the annual meeting of tbe Canadian Pacific Rail way company, held today, the directors were authorised to spend a sum not ex ceeding (7,500,000 for new rolling stock. Resolutions were passed ap proving leases and construction of a number of branches, including the Nic ola, Kamloops, & Similkameen railway, Vancouver & Lulu Island railway, Spo kane & International railroad, and the E quimalt & Nanaimo railway. Tba grots revenue last year was (45,000, 000. Alaska Poata Have Winter Suppliea. Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Oct. 6. The chief quartermaster of the de partment of the Columbia haa received notice that all the posts of Alaska have received their entire amount of sup plies and are now ready to close traffic for the winter. This ia of special im portance to the Alaskan poata and also a great burden taken off the quarter master'! department, aa the shipping of supplies during the summer months ia very brisk. - Can Save Million on Printing. Washington, Oct. 6. President Roosevelt had a talk today with Repre sentative Charles B. Landis, of Indi ana, on the work ot the committee ' which ia to investigate tbe conditions in tbe government printing office. Members of the committee are aaid to believe it easily possible to reduce tha expenses of the government printing office at least (1,000,000 a year.