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OREGON 1- SEI'TKMIJKK 21, WOO. NO. 41. MIST. 'vol. XXIII. ' - - ST. IM.'I.KK mtvmvH. VIIIHAV. NEWS OF THE WEEK n a Condensed Form (or Our Busy Readers. HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A Resume of tha Less Important but Not Less Interesting Events tr id past wiik low! say b I going to Mexico to di. rWrrUty Root may o from Panama to Havana. Mr. Nicholas Longwottb It to go I i-.ir limiting In October. lleneral lie 1'loolln Iim beu ap pointed m TropofV eticessor, An attempt be bean nude to kill Iim helrt-i Hie Aoslrlsn throne, A (Mt Immigration to the North rat ! predicted by railroad men. The itMtmer Mongolia msy be avd In in the nuks el Midway island. A large shipment o( ebeep baa been mule from Grand Kurka, B. C., to Chi cago. The American minister to Morocco a III demand the a)rnieal ol claim ol nl i.n ol the United Wales. tiiftor.1 I'lnchot, ' rhll ol the loiert servke, will attend e Canadian forestry convention at New Westminster. Ilsrriman ba bought a controlling lulervsl In the Hatltlmor A Oblo rail road, giving hlio line from ocean to kirau. The transport Bnford ha been or ilpied to proceed Irom Honolulu to Mule ay liiand and pat the aeengera nl the Uamer Mongolia. . An American bank I to be opened In Berlin. Anerchlsta continually duf the kaieer. (ieneral MacArtbar I now I lec tenant gviieral. There la 14 Inches ol snow on the mountain In Western Colorado. Htamland'e son ha betrayed the bid ing place ol much ol hi plunder. The government ol Krnador I ar ranging h.r a loan el 137,000,000. A a whole the Cuban people wel come the Aitieritan oiler ol mediation. Tarroilata claim credit for the death ol Trepoft, believing blm to have died ol poison. Hptrlel pretentions are being taken to pravent the h! potent ol contraband goods to the Cuban rebel. The curte have decided that there Is nothing in the way ol municipal owner ihlp lor Chicago, aa the law is valid. Caahlar Herlng, ol the delanct Chi ego bunk, l declared by handwriting riperls to be the champion forger ol the world. The Japanese government ha sent representatives to New York and Lon dun to arrange new loan. Her lot eign and domestic debU already reach (1,011.600. Franca and Japan will likely agree ou an Aalatle policy. Colorado Republicans have nominat ed I'hillp II. Me wait foi governor. The Cuban congreei In special enssion ha volod nien and money to fight th rehiil, (ieneral Corhln ha rel f d as head ol the American army on account ol the age limit. Amhtsiiad.ir Lelshmsn has been notl Ited that the sultan will receive him Nuptemhei 21. Wyoming Democrat have nominated H. A. Ii. Kaiser lor governor and In dorsed Bryan. Turkey has called the attention ol K ii rope to the evident preparation ol Bulgaria lor war. A handcar with U men plunged through an open draw of the Maomee briilge at Toledo, Oblo. All were drowned. The steamer Oregon, from Seattle lor Vnldes, Alaska, was wrecked at the entrance to I'rlnc William sound. No lives were lost. The vessel may be a total lot. The president has sent Secretary of WarTltand Altnt Secretary ol Htate Macon to Cuba In an endeavor to straighten out affair without Inter ventlon with troop. Russian Democrats wllU hold con vention In Sweden. Secretary Root was showered with honor at Lima, Pern. Colorado Democrats have nominated Alva Adams for governor. K. II. Plumacher, American consul st Maracalbo, Veneauela, has dlscov red a curs lor leprosy. The freight car blockade In Ban Fran Cisco ha been almost cleared away. Admiral Evan ay men of hi ship were badly treated while at FortUnd, Maine. Secretary Bonaparte will en deavor lo have congrei correct the vll. Rahbl Hlrseh, of Chicago, who ha Jiut leturned from the border between Germany and Russia, ays the Russian Jew Is bound to get the worst ol It whichever way Russia goes. SLAVES IN RAILWAY CAMPS. Negroes by the Hundred Make Com plaint to District Attorney. Kiiosvllle, Tenn., Hwpt, IH, Tie Federal grand Jury now lilting in this city is investigating allied peonage cases Ht seveial railroad ramp in thl vicinity where hundred of negroes are employed. The investigation la going Oil secretly under the direction ol a de lectlvs Sent her by titer government from Washington on the complaint ol nnmerons heg-oes to District Attorney J. R. reuland. All laat week the government bond ing was crowded with neurons, who one by one told their tale ol woe and maltreatment before the juallce. It Is telltved Indictments will be loiind this week against some prominent railroad ctntrarlors and their subordinates. The government detective virlted the railroad camps lu the role ol a man do- siroas ol purchasing timber lands. He spent a week or more in several differ ent camps located In illminl county, and quietly gathered a volume of evi dence. Most of the iirgroea were brought here lioin North and South Carolina and other nelghbirlng states. Witness es have tld eome Irlghtful stories ol the nisnner in whiih they aeie held prisoners at the canine lor debt. They allege that a gtiaul line ii kept and no man Is sllowed lo pass 'bis Hue. Thty say tliat outrageous cnmmiiirary prices are charged them and they gel deeply In deht to the contractor, doe or two wllneeees told etoriee ol seeing nrgioes killed and saaert that the bodies were sunk In the river. BIO FLEET IS SENT TO SEA. Force of 4.000 Men Can De Landed In Cuba by United Slain. Washington, Kept. H It is an nounced at the Navy drpaitment to night thai the battleship Louisiana, Virginia and New Jersey have been or dered down the Atlantic ciuut on a shakedown cruise, and that they had bean dlreclej to keep in touch with the gcvernmant at Washington by wlrelxae telegraph and, if nweaeary, in the event of an emergency ariilng, they will be sent to ll.viua. It was slso slated that the cruisers Vacoma, Cl.veland, Minneapolis and Newark have sailed Irom Norfolk, Va. The Minneapolis and Newark carry about 700 men altoH'ther and the Ta- coma 160. Hhould all these v.iasela go lo llavjna the navy would he able lo land a force ol 4.000 men in Cuba by Wadneadav or Thursday. II any div.il- opmsnts skould occur rendering such action osreetary. Final Instructions will le giv.m tne CUveland and other vessels when they reach Key Waal. The Cleveland wiled from Norlolk Saturday, wnlle the Ts- coma lell there Sunday. The Louisiana and the Virginia lelt Newport Saturday alter hurriedly coaling. The New Jer say wiled Irom Huston. TWO-CENT FARES IN EAST. Western Governors Say Population Is Too Spars In Their Mates. Harrlsburg. la., Hot. 1.-H. M. Williams. secreUry ol the Pennsylvania Plate Board of Trade, today made pub- lie eoolee ol letters received trow the governors ol several sUtes on the move- ......t to obtain unilorm legislation throughout the United States lor a f cent mailmom tare on all steam rail roads. A number of the governors r personally lav.nahly to a 8-cent are, and, in a lew instances, they tell of the mtvenienta In their stst. to obtain the paaasge of such leginlelion in mo salon Ol III legiiiaiuro. m. J Kim. of the West- ern elntfS wy that because of the siiarsely settlod comiiuon oi u.ou .: ., ' i-.i rim. (nr a radical ma iin u". - reilnctlon ol fares, but that such a re lorm will come aoont when the popu lation Increases to give the business to lustily a cut. The Western governors iprew their approval oi ma .... , far aa It aoolles lo the thickly popu lated states ol the Kaat. Earthquake Felt at Sea. nt. IS The lum- her laden ship Robert Bearles hw . . ih . i ...iiiii nnris. rivsd from racoma aim . run. In mtnmaoil. slaves mat among other Incidents during the trip the olllcers ol ins vessel i -ver earthquake .hock, which cause,! a uanlo among me crew biiu ....---aerions harm to the vessel. Captain Pllta says that on the morning of Hep . i u. when the ship ww within on n ,.r l.ar dnatlnatlon. a severe disturbance ol the water was lelt. The bock lasted stversl seconds. u.nk.ipia Has Been Floated. ..1.1.. kin is The Pacific iionoiuio, -v,... - .,;-....,,, Mail Steamsbtp company a"r ' . ...1.1..1. uan t uornnnd on Mannnuria, w"i" - - Rabbit island Align 20, was success ... t.u nl aha Is now be- tnllV uoaicu - towed to this harlKir by the tug '"a . i .l ,1 minnla are ""?r.M- ..A ? , "7. Vl towed watching me - In. Irlng the Anal efforts to Pu Uh. Manohnr a on uie raw. . .- sand bag of flour were Jettisoned and 1 now washing annum. Steamer Mongolia Aground. ... . .i a ha.iii PaiilRa Ocean. "w"' n'.fl; UM, teamship 1 . ...... .i.i ni the Man- Mongolia, a rBflf. nlinria. II agroimu . , cmine, i a nKt0Mil and her The nip is i""s B" . , . Ilia a., y lamlml BafelV. naasngers urn. - - - , Th. weather 1 flue and the ea Is IlllXltU. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST 8TATE FAIR A SUCCESS. Attendance at Salem About Equal to Two Years Ago. Halein Notwithstanding three hall day ol cold, rainy weather, together with the fact that thl 1 th height ol the bop liai vest, the Oregon state lair ol 1000 has been one nl the most tuc ceasful in the history of the state. The attendance was about equal to that of two years ago anil was in rich larger on l'ortland day. Hales of concessions and advertising space hsv been good "and leceipts Irom this source have been large. The additions to the pavilion not on ly made more space lor eahihits, but gsvs more room for sales of conces sions. These circumstances made the fair a success financially and it la stated H at there are funds on hand to pay (very claim. Nearly 4,000 people were camped in the grove in front ol the lair gruiinds and thecome-and-stay-all-weak idea has become so popular that a number ol regular visitors at the lair have decided to erect small cottages on the grounds nest year. Since regular streets sod Mocks have been laid out, this can be done satisfactorily. Visitors lo the state fair gsva only paiaing attention to the sample roal the government is building adjacent to the ilate lair grounds. The end of the road and a lew rods . ol Its length are plalnl) visible Iron, tbestreetcai track, as alto are the crushed rock bunkers, tut aside Irom the view thus obtained the visitors paid little attention to the road. The road won quite general ap proval, especially on the rainy days, when the crushed rock road was entire ly free from mud and slush. A few farmers and road supervisors took time to inspect the manner In which the road was built and made in quiries as to the construction, but the greater number were more Interested lo liveetot k and horse races. Tunneling on O. R. & N. .a li ramie An enlarged force ol men is now engaged in tunneling the mountains between Kernels and Hit gard In order that the O. RAN. main Hue will not croes so mviy trestles, which at present are high and numer ous. When the tunneling is completed the stream that now crosses and re- crosses the right ol way will have a continuous course on one side of the track. The trestle will be filled in a the new course is fixed, and much re pair and loss ol time, which necessarily follows Irom so many trestles, will be tlicnioated. The scheme is a glganti? one and will require many months to complete. Labor Famine at Hood River. 11 .n.1 Rivnr Tha acarcitv of laborers at tloo J River is said by sawmill men and applegrowws here to lisve become a serious mstter. One of the big mills, which have been trying lor a longtime to get white men for employment in its plant, has hsd to tall back on japs. As they ate wld to be entirely unfa miliar with the work ther are a most serious handicap in getting out lumber. Ranchers are in neeri ol men lor pick annlaa. and other work at this sea son ol the year, and are making every effort to obtain them, but without suc cess. Book for School Libraries. Halem Bo latisfactory have the re sults ol tha traveling library system proven, from an educational stand i tint ilia Rtate Library commis sion baa elected to place a new order for 42,000 books for school nnranes, in ..l.litl.m in what is already on hand, at a total cost to the state of $11,- 802.86. Amm.g the most popular ol ii, hnnlca nr.lnrt-d are the life o Robin son Cins'e, Baldwin' I-ilo ol Lincoln, Btorlea ol Uriat American lor Little Americana 50 famous stories, and Black Beauty. Italians Crack on Trees. oUonn nita The rain and scarcity ol help have conspired to do extensive damage to the Ulacxsmas counvy pruuo crop, which promised a good yield with large returns to the grower. Many Italian are cracking on mo nana aa a .... U nl Hi. man rain of the last lew days, while hundred ol bushels of this fruit on tne grouna neneaiu mo irroo ... kwimlna unmarketable and will be a total loss to the grower became of the Inability to gel necessary ueip. Very Heavy Salea of Sheep. Baker City Owing to the nnofllcial announcement by government olllclal some dnys ago that next year the rang ing ol iheep on forest reserve would be restricted at least 60 per cent, sheep durlna the oast three weeks, old large portion of their Docks. The pries nave oeen goou aim H Is estimated by one sheep buyer that 76 000 bead have been sold out of Wal lowa and 66,000 out of Baker. Larger School Attendance. t . H ramie The nubile schools open- ..I .tin an attendance of 760 and a coips ol 19 teachers, with one teacher yet to be supplied in the high school. The' first day' attendance wa in ad vance of laat year'. A business de partment has been added to the conrse and the high school ha the twelfth grade. Hops Damaged by Rain. Eugene The recent rain, by raold and breaking atrlngs and poles, dmae ed Lane county hops to the extent ot 15 to 20 per cent. Picker are In great demand a growers wish to hurry tha 'harvest. GRABBED BY SPECULATORS. Klamath County Devalopmont Will Be Delayed, Say Blanchsrd. Ban Francisco O. J. Blanchard, a member of the reclamation aeivice from Washington, is authority for the state ment that tbe development ol the Klamath country will be hindered be cause ol tbe fact that land speculator have selied upon hundred el acre in this new irrigation proeject ol th gov ernment. "I look for a great development in tbe Klamath country," ha aaid, "but this development will be delsyed be cause ol the number of land speculators who have secured fin tracts there. They are holding this land at from $26 to 140 an acre. This price will pre vent many settlers from coming to Ore gon, and will retard the progiess of tbe Klamath country. The government will charge tbe settlers 1 26 an acre for water, and this amount, added to tbe speculators' price for tbe land, will act to the detriment of tbe parchaser. Tbe news that tbe Southern Pacific will build through Klamath will greatly add to the value ol the land there." Blanchard was delighted with the work ol tbe irrigation congress at Boise, which he attended. " We appointed a publicity commit tra there," he said, "which will great ly aid tbe Pacific coast. This commit tee will place before the common peo ple of the United State a truthful re port of the irrigation country and will help them get land." Change Poor Farm System. Albany Paupers don't mske good farmers, and as a result Linn connty will soon change its system ol msnag ing its poor farm. No attempt will be made to operate the farm aa an indus try hereafter, but tbe land will be rented, and the man in charge will be paid a stated price per month lor the board and care ol the paor. Hereto fore tbe connty has maintained tbe faim. paying a superintendent, snd the system has not proved proniatie. Begin Work on Second Unit. Klamath Fails Work on the second unit ol tbe irrigation system has com menced under direct supervision ol the noverniuent officials. Tbia unit in eludes 19 miles of tbe East Branch canal and 27 miles of laterals. Bids for tha construction of tbia unit were advertised for some months ago, bnt none was received, and the construction work is now undertaken by tbe govern uient, on force account. Hop Picking Resumed In Clackamas Oreaon City Hoppicking has been resumed in earnest in sll yards in this locality. No damage baa resulted to the hon croD here on account of tbe rain, except In a few yards where some of the vine were laid on the ground on account ol the heavy foliage. The yield continue about one-fourth below tbe average, but the uiulity is good. Pick ing will be finished In most ol the yards in this county by the last ol lue wees PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Clib, b3c; bluestem, 66c; valley. 66(368c; red, 00c. Oats No. 1 white, S2324; gray, 122 per ton. Barley Feed, 2021; brewing, 21 5022; rolled, $22 per ton. Rve 11.35 per cwt. Corn Whole, $.7; cracked. $28 per ton. Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, tlOQ il per ton; Kastern Oregon timothy, 12ai4: clover. 1707.60; cheat, I7 7 5(i; grain hay, $7; alfalfa, 10; vetch hav. I77.60. Fruits Apples, common, 2560c per box: fancy. 75c$l.60; grapes HOcGUl 00 per crate; Concord?, 27 '4 980c per basket; peaches, 80clj near. 60c(8ll.25; plums, fancy, 25(3 76c per box ; blackberries, 6 6c per oonnd: crab applea, 1191.25 per box. Melons Cantaloupes, 50c$l 25 per crate; watermelons, ?4lc per pound; caaabas. $2.50 per dosen. Vegetables Beans, 8 (9 7c; cabbage, li'(32o per pound; cauliflower, 75c$l per d sen: celery, UOc pel dosen; corn, per dosen; cucumbers, 16o per dosen: egg plant, 10c per pound; let tuce, head. 20c pet dosen; onions, 10 12 Wc per desen; peas, 435c; bell pep pers, 12)4916c; radishes, 10(3 15c per dosen: spinich. 2 (9 3c per pound; to matoes, 80900c per box; parsley, 25c; sprouts, o per pound; eqnasn, sioj 1.25 per crate; turnips, t0cll per sack: carrots, $11.25 per sack; beets, 1.2501.60 per sack; horseradish, 10c ner pound. Onions -New, l .U 91 per pound Potatoes Oregon Bur banks, sudjwue sweet potatoes. 2 Wo per pound. ' Butter Fancy creamery, 26930c per pound. Eggs Oregon ranch, 27Q27H0 per dosttn. Poultry Average old hens, 14c per pound; mixed chickens, 139iS)c spring, 14915c: old roosters, 9910c dressed chickens, 14915c; turkeys live. 16a21o; turkeys, dreseed, choice, 2l22,V; geese, live, 8910c; ducks, 14915c. Mops lun contracts, ifqiisuc Per pound: 1906, nominal; lu, nominal Wool-Eastern Oregon average best, 159190 pr pound, according to shrink age: valley, 20922c, according to fine nens; mohair, choice, 28 9 30o per pound. Veal Dressed, 5)i8o per pound. Beef Dressed bulls, So per pound; cows, 4i6)c; country steers, 696c. Mutton Dressed, fancy, 78o per pound; ordinary, 59c; lambs, fancy, 898HC. Pork DresBed, 78,o per pound. MARINES ARE LANDED. Will Protect American Interest on Island of Cuba. Havana, Sept. 14. One hundred armed sailor from the United State protected cruiser Denver, landed last evening and camped in front of the president's palace, in anticipation ol possible uprising within or attacks npon Havana. Tampa, Fla., Sept. 14. A private cablegram received here from Cienfue gos, Cuba, states tbst marine from the United States gunboat Marietta were landed at that place yesterday to pro tect American interests. Washington, Sept. 14. So far as can be ascertained no official word has been received regarding tbe repotted landing of marines a. Clenfuegoa, Cuba. Tbe Marietta's commander bad special in structions ' Havana, Sept. 14. A dispatch from Cienfuego ssys that the United State gunboat Marietta baa debarked a de tachment there. Clenfuegoa is besieged by insurgents and some of th fortifica tions have been damaged. Washington, dept. 14. It was off daily announced here that tbe sailors who were landed at Havana from the American cruiser Denver have been or dered to return to their vessel immedi ately, ave (or a small guard which will be le.'t at tbe American legation. This action followed tbe receipt of an official report by Acting Secretary ol State Ba con Irom Mr. Bieeper, me American charge d'affairs at Havana, regarding the landing. Tbe report was not made public, but it was announced ofnically shortly af terward that tbe eailors were landed from tbe Denver solely for tbe piotee- tion of the live and property of Ameri can citizens; tbat such action was in pursuance ol a discussion between Mr. Sleeper and tbe naval commander, with tbe belie! that it was a wise precaution looking to the protection of tbe lives and property of Americans. There was no Intention, it is stated, to do other wise than to safeguard American inhab itants, and tbe services of tbe sailors were to be utilised only in case of dis orders within the city which threat ened such inhabitants. That tbe land ing in any way contemplated tbe pro tection ol either tbe Cuban government the insurrectionary government, President I'alma, or any other persons than American citizens, was disclaimed officially and it was pointed out that this fact could not be emphasized more trongly. Secretary Bonaparte conferred with officials ol tbe Navy department today. He declined to say anything about tbe conlerence, but It is known that Cuba formed tbe main topic. Tbe cruisers Tacoma and Cleveland, now outfitting at Norfolk, be said, would be held in readiness to go to Cuba if needed. UNIFORMITY IN BUSINESS. Commission Works to That End and Railroads Help. Wsshington, Sept. 14. Discussing the probable method of proceeding un der the new railroad rate law, Inter state Commerce Commissioner Cock re 11 said the first effort ol the commission would be a uniform way ol doing busi ness. "We are," he said, "giving moat ol our attention to securing the adoption ot a general system, believing that by puisuing this course we will lighten our own labors and render it possible for the railroads to aid us in carrying the law into effect." He then outlined the plan ol the commission to be to secure: First A uniform system ot account ing by tbe railroads. Stood--A uniform system of classi fication of freight throughout the Unit ed States. Third A uniform schedule of rates, fares and charges. Fourth The performance by the roads of the entire transportation from the place where freight is received to tbe point ol destination. Mr Cockrell also (aid tbat tbe rail roads are manifesting a disposition to aid the commission in the enforcement ol the law. Investigate Immigrant Abuses. New York, Sept. 14. James B. Bey nolds, who was one ol the president's commissioners to investigate conditiens in the pscking houses, in Chicago, is at work on Ellis island nnder personal instructions of the president, Inquiring into cinditions there. Just why Mr Reynolds is sent there Is not konown at this time, but it is known that charges resecting ou the treatment ol immi grants have reached Washington, and complaint also has been made as to the manner In which some ol the contracts bave been administered. John D. Says Not Guilty. Findlay, O , Sept. 14. A plea of not guilty has been entered in the Probate court here by John D. Rockefeller on the charge ol violating the anti-trust law through the Standard Oil company Mr. Rockefeller was not personally- in court. The defendants in the cases against the pipe lines also pleaded not guilty in the same way and each de nianded a separate trial by Jnry. Judge Banker adjourned couit until the first Monday In October, Rain of Liquid Sulphur. . Buenos Ayrea Sept. 14 The state telegraph department today received a telegram Irom Jachate, province ot San Juan, stating tbat th night of Septem be 11 there was a rain ol sulphurous liquid and that in consequence th In habitants were greatly alarmed. WORK ON THE BAR) After That Is Finished Turn At tention to Deep River. OPINION OF COLONEL ROESSLER Government Engineer Makes Address Before Meeting of Portland Open River Enthusiasts. Portland, Sept. 15. Conditions are sncb that tbe national appropriations (or the improvement of the Columbia river should be concentrated and di rected npon tbe work at the month of tbe river, and that tbe other projects, having for their purpose the opening np of this great waterway, shonld wait or proceed slowly nntil tbe biggest and most vital undertaking ol them a'.l is omp.eted. This is the opinion ol Lieatenant Colonel Roeesler, of the United State engineer, voiced by him at the meeting of the river and harbor improvement enthusiasts, held last night at the Chamber of Commerce. One hundred or more of the most prominent and earnest citizens of Port land gathered at the chamber to be en lightened as to tbe most effective meth ods to pursue in securing the ultimate impiovement of the Columbia river aa it should be improved. Congressman Ransdell, chairman of the tiver and harbors congress and member of the bouse committee on river and harbor, Congressman Jones, of Washington, and others, addressed tbe meeting, but tbe remarks ol tbe prominent engineer created the greatest interest because ol bis advocating the "mouth of tee Co lumbia river fiiet; then the other pro jects." Coming as tbey did. from a man pos sessed of the expert knowledge as is Colonel Roessler, and one sc thorough ly familiar with every phase and detail ol tbe various woiks of improvement, his address last night carried great weight and made a deep and lasting impression upon tbe representative as semblage. ' Let me Impress upon vou tbe one thought which has been uppermost in my mind in making these remarks, namely, tbat it is good from an engi neer's standpoint, from a commercial standpoint and from all points of view to finish tbe great work at the mouth of the river before asking large sums lor works farther op the river," said be, "and tbat in my judgment it would be contrary to the best interests of all the improvements, taken as a connect ed whole, to advocate the policy of di viding np any sum tbat congress may decide to appropriate foi tbe Colombia river valley in such a way as to prevent the early fulfillment of the commercial aspirations which are centered in a deep channel at the mouth of the river." WOMEN LOSE THEIR VOTES. Female Suffrage, Says Austrian Min ister, ia Failure on Continent. Vienna, Sept. 15. Under the new electoral reform bill the privilege here tofore accorded women who are landed proprietors of voting at parliamentary elections ia abolished. At a meeting of the electoral relorm committee today severs! of tbe deputies urged the reten tion of the prvivilege and its extension to women earning $200 yearly or inde pendently carrying on business or ad ministering estate. Baron von Blenerth, the minister ol the Interoir, pointed out that all at tempts to extend female suffrage on the Continent had failed, especially where universal suffrage bad been introduced, and be doubted the advisability of the step. Victor Adler, the Socialist lead' er, though an advocate of female suf frage, also considered tbe present un propitious for an extension ol the right Cut Down Big Land Holdings. London, Sept. 15 Tbe Times' Wei lington correspondent says that tbe government land proposals are the most drastic in tbe history ol colonial leg' (station and are creating intense inter est in New Zealand, especially the law compelling owners to sell within a de cade the excess of laud held beyond $250,000 unlmprovnd value and the provisions preventing tbe present own era of 1,000 acre o( first class land or those holding 6,000 acres ol seond class land adding to their estates by free holds or lease holds. Tiburon la Fire-Swept. Tiburon, Cel., 8?pt. 15. Fire which broke out about 4 o'cock this afternoon and burned until after 7 o'clock to night, destroyed the business district of this town. Only the utmost efforts of the Twenty etcond Infantry and the state fire tug, Governor Mirkbam, sent Irom San Francisco, saved the residence portion. Two hundred people were rendered homeleess and the loss is esti mated at $100,000, with little insur ance. May Build Fouth Shamrock. Glasgow, Sept. 15. John Ward, managing ditctor of Danny Bros., builders of tbe last two Shamrocks, has sailed for New York. It is understood the Dennya have submitted proposals to Sir Thomas Lipton lor the construction ol a Shamrock IV, hey to be given a Ire hand In designing and building. SCENES OF BLOOD. Eye Witness Describe Conditions at Seidlce, Russia. Warsaw, Sept. 12. With the sanc tion of tha authorities, who provided an aimed guard for the mission, tha Associated Press correspondent visited Siedlcs, the scene of tha murderou events of September 8, 9 and 10. The railroad station at Siedlce, when the correspondent arrived, waa crowded with Jew, among whom were many tarving women with infanta in their arm. Almost on the moment there fell npon the frightened people the sound of a volley being fired in town, which lies half a mile back of tbe station. A panic ensued, men trembling with fear and women imploring tha soldier lor mercy, anticipating tbe daughter of their loved one and themselves. Gendarmes on guard at the station en tered the waiting room and rongbly or dered the people to be quiet, assuring them that their alarm was needless. Proceeding to tbe town, the corre spondent traversed Warsaw street, which presented s desolate aspect, tbe store and (hop being closed and all of them showing signs ot having bean plundered. Pictures of saints were hanging outside the window ol many honses, mute appeala to tha soldiery and looter to spare the inmate. Everwyhere in the street were to be seen soldiers ready to fire on tba least provocation. Tbe streets were littered with Jews' hats, torn clothing and damaged carta. Tha most severe damage had .been done in Pienka street, where the honses were riddled with bullets and in many instances walla had been demolished with cannon shot. By actual count 140 corpse were picked up in the streets and it is stated that as many more bodies are hidden in cellars. Only one Christian is known to have been killed, and, so lar aa learned, no soldiers were killed. Trainloads of fugetivee are leaving Siedlce for the south. A Jewish child who begged permis sion of a military officer to search lor bis parents was kicked away by tba officer. Tbe undisciplined soldiery acted with tbe utmost brutality all through tbe trouble. Here in Warsaw there are some fears ol an outbreak. WARSHIP ON WAY. Roosjvelt Orders Cruiser Des Moines to Cuban Capital. Washington, Sept. 12. It was offi cially admitted today that tbe Ameri can cruiser Dee Moines, which sailed yeeterday hastily from Norfolk, bad gone southward to Key West with tbe ultimate intention of proceeding to Ha vana if developments within the next two days seem to warrant such action. At Key West the Des Molnea will be about eight honrs run from Havana and, while waiting, Commander Hal sey will be in close communication with the Navy department, prepared to carry out immediately any request from the State department. There is no intention In this move ment of the Des Moines to show par tiality toward one aide or the other in tbe piesent conflict in Cuba. Tb ship will be at Havana to serve a an asy lum in case ol need, and be at the die position ol the American charge. In case the United States govern ment finds it necessary to intervene in Cuban affairs nnder tbe provisions ol the Piatt amendment, forces which would bave to be need for that purpose would be found in a mnch better state of preparation than when hostilities began between tbe United States and Spain. The long military occupation ol Cuba by the United States troops afforded an opportunity to army officers to become familiar with the island, and probably no part of tbe earth is better known to the military authori ties ol tbe United States than the is land of Cuba. In addition to tha fa miliarity ol the army ofticesr with the geography and general conditions ol Cuba, all of the supply departments are better equipped. Great Reception for Root. Cartegena, Colombia, Sept. 12. General Reyes, president ol Colombia, has arrived here to take charge ol tbe arrangements lor the reception of Sec retary Root. Mr. Root will be pressed to land and spend several days. John Barrett, United States minister, is also here. The populace is enthusiatsic, tbe belief being current tbat Secretary Root's visit will presage tbe coming ol entente cordiale between Colombia and Panama, who have been estranged since the revolntion ol Panama in 1902. Must See Meat is Labeled. Washington, Sept. 12. A number ol representatives ol railroads met at the Department oi Agriculture today and conferred with the secretary regarding the duties imposed npon them by th new meat inspection law. They were shown samples of the labels, which will be required to be placed on various meat products, and were given to un derstand that before they accept con signments of meat for Interstate ship ment eee that proper labels are attached. Bandita Loot Bank at Kleff. Kieff, Sept. 12. At Bjeljszerkov yes terday a band of armed roushs attacked tha local bank in full view ol many people and got off with $40,000. One bystander was killed and on ol th ! iMiViliaM faarlna Mfitnra. Innmmttratft suicide.