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InDesfroyers Enter
1 Harbor,
if Unknown Steamer Just
IttEntrancs and Take
If Possession.
Kit Regarded as Evidence 5kat
K'Men Will Disregard Niceties
pTl)eaUog With Neutrality.
IfcllNGTON. Aug. 19. The Slate dc
iKl hits ncdviJ a cablegram from
tfMted tr,J.iy, as follows:
MFOO, Aug 19 -This morning seven
dcitroytrs entered tho harbor of
BSopposite the entrance they met
.Kovrn steamer and took possession
:,wrhere nro two cruisers outside."
Jtoportnut Point Omitted.
B5ipatch. W so worded as to leave
i'Sw of the most Important points
:Ki with the seizure, namely, tho
ijKot ttt which It took place, and
Ejvthoiit or within the thrco-mlle
imaval officials familiar with the
Kf Chffoo stnfe that there arc two
'IK from opposite directions, and It
ml from the above dispatch that
Kgpan- squadron approached
IsKV.e of theao entrances to find tho
-iRj' st' imer referred to coming
fmftho olhcr entrance. 'Tho lniprcs
Is cons qucntly that tho seizure
.kc within the Chinese territorial
Wlic incident Is regarded as an
Wk of tho determination of tho Jnp
;&BjTval officer) to diarcgrad nicotics
-ns with this question of Chineso
u7hat Seizure Inelicates.
JBM w'ln lriC reported refusal of tho
' Gflv?rnmrnt to release the'
Hrir.!. also s-.Ized In Chefoo harbor.
SKgiit tlut thr SLlzuro Indltates that
Japanese niav not nssei.,Oic
.iklnrr in thoinrternatlonal pbrt
iMlhal, they will rot ht-silale to cut
-wlRufilAn ships that lie In Chefoo
wxrovldI thf arc not dismantled
rJiBiteolule satisfaction of the Japan-OisfcijOffjcors-
aSo Extension War Field.
'Binppri'Vjr nsltm his been expressed
I'PBricapiaLs that these apparent
.fciof Chin'?- neutrality by Japan
jfcenl lo the lnnd operations of tho
iBjfrralcs This fc-r ling is not shared
l7eM&ntion, nnd although the officials
r itn,alt public the sources of their
rffiB11 on tn,s I101"1, there is reason
YO thc have been assured
rtflt Japan ind Russia that there will
aslJlonf'tn of the war field beyond
i and nerhors Korea, which
rjx Aj"Where Dancjer Lies.
'0Sr of a breach of neutrality so
awar.u operations are converned is
n:B.ttntrr it :i nolnt on llio hnrdrr
!huria and Chinese Mongolia,
naturally be a place where
kin would si ck to make his
I' army in the event tlmt the
Grn Kurokl succeeded In
phn which is now afoot-of
lir, on the north, east and
Ltt"r? him off from the SI
i"l and l;n line of communl
)'nMo of this movement,
mil Mi ihc famous Chinese
a in lr foreign-drilled troops,
nte.i a force of about 10.000
xHj. rear the border, and It
V,) re may be a clasli be
nKn and the Russian troops
of the retreat of the latter
vie7 With Cassinl.
by Count Cassinl. the Rus
sauor, published In a New
Pr twin--, attracted attention
fchl class hr-re. particularly
In- st-vMncnt attributed to
w- r that by. the seizure of
nl, jjV.an j,ad broken Chl
, ?n'l. h.ad wrecked Secre
1 in to limit the field of oner
Ttnt a world war.
ntri the conflict the allies of
U may be staled that
1 aion here as to this proba
wt c-jlnrwo with that onter-iS,t?-ftt
neutllty. so far as
co"c'?riied. can be prc
ttiQt ttficr nil Is the phase
lK ixaay8T tho world'
"eIll allies to onter tho
k Britain in Accord.
"A1 lAhc, Brl,lsh Government
i"poinJ rVW V'c.Arnericnn
jB, with their enormous
rE ilS invi?i 1,10 Russian funds
CWTj dnin, es,mcnt' ire equally
' iMfiitfa l't,l,hcrc lB nothing in
ir.tffMrrr,ra. statement that seems
SB8tatc teot pollc" on lhc
U Wcs been ffWrtmnnt. which feels
WooCVh. BoUl Tius3lfl and
15 7Br upon thIncao neutrality, It
a Ifon7nto honor of those na-
'Z?WL or b 8mS2 .cticlUlor b' tftk-
IscTX ?r?.1 suason to ln-
&wf up t0 thclr
310S MSB& $A g;
ieWk lhtft ' it" T,tho rmalns win
t VCh 'tf Kfoua'd in that
S iavT " now ' andVide
First Aid Baodages
Show Greet ieeeffis
Japanese Prove This in. tho Way
They Treat Their Wounded
CHEFOO. Aug. 10. TktaJ. L.. L.. Seaman,
a specialist In military surgery, who has
seen much of the Japanese hospitals and
who has been with the Chunchusos, or
Chinese bandits, near Mukden, has arrived
at Chefoo. He gave some Interesting ob-!
rervatlono on the Japanese method of
treating wounded men.
He says that tho Japanoso are giving
proof of the benefits to bo derived from
the non-lntcrforencu with wounds on tho
field, where they content themselves with
the application of first aid bandages an:J .
antiseptics, leaving the more serious work
to l done in the hospitals at home. This
course Is followed except where there is
tiangcr of the wounded men bleeding to
eicnth, or where his condition Is very pre
carious. The result of this practice has
been that many men suffering from bul
let wounds at the front arc nearly well
when thev reach Japan.
On one "hospital ship returning to Japan
from the front, there wero 220O wounded
men. and there was not a single death on
board during tho trip. Three per cent will
cover all the deaths among the wounded
who have been returned .to Japan after re
ceiving first aid treatment only. If tho
Japanese soldier ls not killed outright tho
chances are that he will recover. Ills
temperate habits and hls-plaln and health
ful diet of llsh and rice, varied occasion
ally with meat, contribute much , to his
recovery. .
Russian wounded captured by the Japan
ese have beentytreated m n similar man
ner and the recoveries among theso men
Is scarcely less In proportion than among
I he Japanese,
A now complication has boon discovered
In tho wounels sustained ln this war, duo
lo the extraordinary high speed of tho
small caliber bullets, which produce
cncurlsms by their speed. MaJ. Seaman
saw twenty-seven operations performed
xor tho relief of this new condition.
Strikes a Mine and 'Goes Down, With
All on Board.
TOKIO, Aug. 10. A Russian gunboat
of the Otvajnl type struck a mine and
sank off Lnotl promontory, the extreme
southern polnt.of the Kwan Tung penin
sula on which Port Arthur ls situated,
at S o'clock on Thursday night.
The Otvajnl ls an armored gunboat of
1C00 tons" displacement, launched ln
1S94, and. carries one nine-Inch gun, one
elx-lnch gun and ten quick-firing guns.
She has two torpedo tubes, has a speed
of fifteen knots and carries a crew of
142 men.
Japan Hns Not Replied to Russia's
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 19. Japan
has not replied to Russia's protest In the
case of the Ryeshltclnl, and there Is no
further reply from China. It Is regarded
as probable that the Admiralty court,
when tho contraband cases como up from
the Vladivostok prize court on appeal,
will specifically construe the Russian
declaration n3 embodying ln It the reault
of the deliberations on tho subject now in
progress at the Foreign office, thus avoid
ing tho necessity for a public modification
of the declaration by the Government.
There Is the best reason to believe that
the Interpretation of the regulations as
Indicated in these dispatches yesterday
will be satisfactory to the United States
and Great Britain.
Uncle Sam Has Four With Soldiers
of the Czar.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 19. TJeut-Col.
"U'alfr S. Schuyler and Capt. Carl Re'lch
mann of the United States army, accord
ing to the latest Information, arc with the
Seventeenth corps; MaJ. Montgomery M.
Macomb of the United Statcji artillery
corps, ls with the First corps, and Capt.
"William W. Judson of tho United States
engineer coins, ls at Mukden. The lat
ter probably will go to Vladivostok. Ho
has requested to be assigned there In tho
double capacity of military and naval at
tache. The United Slates ls the only
country having .four military attache's
with the R.isslan forces. Great Britain.
France and Germany each have only
threo attaches.
Battle on Russian Eront Near.
MUKDEN, Aiiff. 19. A battlo Is regard
ed as being imminent, as tho Japanese on
tho Russian cast front are only twenty
miles from Llao Yang. The advance
posts are not more than four mllcB apart
and small skirmishes are of dally occur
rence. On tllo south tho Japanese havo
retired to Halcheng.
Must Leave or Disarm.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 19.-Consul-Gen-eral
Goodnow has cabled the State de
partment from Shanghai that tho Chi
nese tootal there has reported aijnlust
the claim of the Rueslan Consul-General
and decided that the torpedo boat-destroyer
now at that port must go out or
disarm by tho 20th Instant, and that tho
cruiser must do likewise by the 21st Instant.
Charles W. Spalding Is Given His
CHICAGO, Aug. 19. Charles TV.
Spalding, tho former bank president,
who -was convicted and sentenced to a
term of ten years Imprisonment for
embezzlement, was today discharged
from the penitentiary by Judge Dunne.
The order of the court discharging the
ex-banker from , custody waa based
upon a technicality of the original In
dictment, Spalding had already served
several years of his sentence.
Spalding will now proceed with a
contest of his father's will, by the terms
of which the son was cut off without a
penny. Solomon Spalding, the father,
died "at Nnshua, N. H., and was worth
between $300,000 and 3100,000.
Illinois Man Chosen.
BOSTON. Aug. 19. At the National con
vention of Urn Sons of Veterans todny
William E. Dustln of Dwlght, 111., was
elected commander-in-chief by acclama
tion. . .
i!iA! ' flXKlZE
fkm to Be Presented!
1 Mining Congress.
Executive Officers of Pro
ducing (Cities Are to Form
an Organization.
Object to Prevent LMscrinaination to
Which Owners Are Said to
Bo Subjected.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Aug. 10. Little
doubt remains that the seventh an
nual session of the American Mining
Congress will bo one of the most not
able gatherings Qf representatives of
the mining Industry that has ever been
held ln this country. There is a prob
ability that It will be distinguished by
the formation of an association of ex
ecutive officers of the producing mines
on the continent that will become a
powerful factor for prevention of dis
crimination to which mine owners are
subjected In some instances by trans
portation companies, smelters and large
manufacturers of supplies used in mine
Organizing an American mine pro
ducers' association Is advocated by
Capt. II. C. Lawrence of Salt Lake
City, who Is secretary and treasurer of
the Sevier Gold Mining company, of the
gold-mining district of Southern Utah
Capt Lawrence arrived In Portland
today with S. W. Tulloch, president of
the company, the two gentlemen being
the advance guard of the Salt Lake
delegation that hopes to march back
home at the close of next week wear
ing the laurels of victory in the contest
for permanent headquarters of the organization.
Oats, Separator and Engino Destroyed
Near Weiser.
Special to Tho Tribune.
AVEISER. Ida., Aug. 19. Two stacks of
oats straw containing 500 bushels of oats
and a large separator and engine wero
destroyed at tho ranch of S. II. Lee near
this city todny. The oatb were being
threshed when tho slaclts caught fire
from tho engine and burned so rapidly
that It waa Impossible to extinguish the
Uames. Mr. Lee was severely burned
while attempting to extinguish tho lire.
The loss will amount to about S1T0O, with
no Insurance. Mr. Lee's residence was
destroyed by fire about one jear ago,
with all its contents.
Rapid-Fire Gun on Gondola Car Keeps
Strikers Away.
ZEIGLER, i;i-, Aug. 19 A rapld-firo
gun from tho North block-house, placed
In a steel gondola, manned by four gun
jiern, doubly armed with revolvers and
magazine rliles, has been added to a com
pany of twenty-five Zlegler Guards, and
sent out as escort lo frightened trainmen
who refused to so through Christopher
without sufficient protection Tho train
returned bringing twenty-six non-union
mine workers. Tho train mot with no
armed opposition
Special to The Tribune,
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19. Tho list of Utah
visitors registered at the State building
from August 7 td 'August II was as fol
lows: ' August 8.
Joseph II. Slcgel. Jcrrold R. Lelchor and
family, Mrs. Henry Swonson. Joseph P.
Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Pastrovlck.
Clementine Mengotte, Loulso Rcpetto,
John A. Christensen. Mrs, Ivy Holbrook
Dewfe, John W. Lewis, Parley T. "Wright,
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stoncr, W. G. Baylls,
May U. Crltchlow, Richard Hapgood, N.
Li Hansen, P. A. Phelps, Zano Stoncr,
John N. Fogarty
Anpn:f- fl.
Sam Schwab, Dore Schwab, F. N.
Cameron, MrB. Ellen Blood, George D.
Blood, A, D. Tobln and wife. A. C. Pat
terson, Mrs. W. H. Bennett, Jesse B.
Hlggfl, Marlon Cnrothers, Mr. and Mrs.
W A. Needham, Zack Slceth, D. A,
Brown, J. R. Gracbner, Mrs, Frank E.
Davey, O. F. DavIs,Gordon L. Hutchlns,
Artlo Slceth.
August 10.
Curtis A. Wherry, Pearl "West, Clifford
Thompson. Mr. nnd Mrs. A, H. Peabody,
Alfred J. Peabody, Jennie "VVhlttakcr, Mrs.
Will H. Kearney, Luclllo Drlggs. Naomi
Wright, Rulon Thompson, Mrs, Elizabeth
Beldcn. Allan Gray, Mrs, F. N. Cameron.
Mr5 S. E. Lyon. Frances Eddy, Harolt
Tayior. David B Wilson. George W.
Bolden, O. A. Radls. W. J. Studderd, Miss
M. E. Lyon.
August 11. '
N J. Sheckell, Don Rcnnlon, George T.
Foiitz. G- Chaunccy Spllsbury, L. A.
August 12.
J M. Settle. C. S. Mnrtln, Mra. A. J.
Hoffman, F P. Jones. John E. Rouoche,
Anule M. Rouechc. Dot Turner, Myrtle
Turner, R. K. Thomas, Mrs. II. C. Kldri,
Mattle D. Kldd, Crystal Kidd, R. Hll
lam, Sr., Joseph S. Poery, Louis Poory.
Mrs. C. J. Schmidt, Uymm Selandcr.
August 13.
O L Hornold. L O. Hoffman, Albert
Grc'en, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Taylor, C. L.
Hnrvcy, Royal H. Barney, Mr. and Mrs.
E. R. GlbBon, Mlsa Myrtle" Gibson, R.
Kelly, Amos E. Jensen, Allco Bubeo,
George W, Mathlo.
line Lives Lost in
Cioudbnrst in Arizona
Deluge at Globe Results in Number
of Deaths and Destruction
of Property.
EL PASO, Tex., Aug. ID. A cloud
burst at Globe, Ariz., has resulted In
several deaths and the destruction of
much property. Wires to the section
affected are down but a messenger who
arrived tit Bowie, Ariz., says that a
man named Mitchell and his wife
and four others have been drowned.
One report says nine were drowned.
The Southern Pacific shops were demolished.
New 'York Police Do Not Believe
in "Black Hand" Theory.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19. The circum
stances surrounding the return of An
tonio Mannanlo, the nine-year-old
Brooklyn lad who was kidnaped August
10, are almost as mysterious as was his
According to Salvatoro Mannanlo, a
relative, the boy was found alone on the
streets near hla home after midnight
today, but the police do not believe
him. and Salvatore Mannanlo Is locked
up on a charge of abduction.
The police do not think the so-called
"Black Hand" society had anything lo
do with the boy's disappearance. The
theory advanced by the police Is that
Mannanlo was kidnaped, by his own rel
atives, and that the parents and the
boy were threatened with death If the
boy told all he knew. This is thought to
have been the elder Mannanio's real
reason for silencing the lad while he
was being questioned, and Is also
thought to account for the boy's stato
of terror and apparent dread of im
pending danger.
It is known tnat the boy's father did
not furnish all the- fact9 possible to the
police, and did not give all the assist
ance to find the boy that was possible
for him to do.
It was reported at first that' the boy
had been kidnaped by the "Black
Hand," a gang of Sicilian bandits.
Young Mannlno was taken to the Po
llco court later In vthe day, where the
other prisoners were arraigned, but the
lad failed to Identify any of the others.
Salvatore Mannlno was arraigned and
held on the charge of kidnapping. Young
Mannlno was subjected, to-a sharp ex
amination. He described his captors to
the police and gave a detailed acount
of his forced imprisonment.
When the boy's statement was
finished Mr. Mannlno, hlf father, -who
had been listening intently, said: "I
have been reported as working against
the police ln this matter. It was said
that I gave them no assistance. I want
to make an example of these men. I
am going to aid the police in every way
I can, and I will prosecute these men
to the limit."
Francisco Bello, 31; his wife, Chris
tine, 29, and Alfredo Horn, 43 years old,
all of 21-1 East One Hundred and Sixth
street, ha o been arrested In connection
with the kidnaping. TJie trio have been
taken to Brooklyn to be questioned.
They are not charged with kidnaping.
Alarming Scarcity of Hay in Mon
tana Threatens Wholesale Losses.
Special to Tho Tribune.
BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 19. An alarming
scarcity of hay in the sheep districts ls
reported, and unless the situation Is re
lieved wholesale losses of cattle and sheep
In Montana are feared beforo tho winter
sets ln. It Is estimated that thero ls not
sufficient forage In sight to last two
months. This condition provnlls through
out a wide territory bounded by Sweet
grass on the north and the Shelby, Great
Falls and Havre sections on tho west,
cast and south.
Tho hay crop has been a failure on nc
count of lack of moisture, and tho sheep
men face the problem of allowing their
herds to die and save tho pelts, or driving
them across tho boundary Into Canada,
whoro feed conditions are better. It Is
not prnctlcablo to ship In hay from Can
ada, because un import tax of $1 per ton
Is charged.
Some sheepmen, not caring to risk feed
ing their herds through the winter, have
disposed of largo flocks at a sacrifice to
Utah and Arizona stockmen. Cattlemen
are marketing everything but stockers,
and most of these will bo shipped to Can
ada. Hay last year stood at J22 per ton
for several months, and It Is predicted
that this year It will go higher.
Well-Known Tacomn Man Has Des
perate Fight With Hold-Up.
TACOMA. Wash., Aug, 19. Gilbert W.
McCaughran, a well-known young civil
engineer and athlete, was attacked by
highwaymen shortly after 11 o'clock last
night on Tacoma avenue, near Sixth ave
nuu. McCaughron refused to be robbed
and showed light. He was shot twice and.
despite his wounds, succeeded ln picking
up the highwayman nnd hurling him over
a fence and down a twelve-foot embank
ment. McCaugtyran's criea brought a
crowd ln time to witness tho last act of
tho fray, but the thug mode- good his
escape. McCaughran ls badly wounded,
but may recover.
Senator Hoar Botter.
WORCESTER. Mass.. Aug. 19. Senator
Hoar's condition showed a slltrht im
provement today.
Oregon Postmasters Named.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 PoBtmnster
Gcnenil Payne today appointed William
M. Brown jiostmastcr at Lebannon, Or.,
and C. W. Parks postmaster at Roseburg,
Will Carry Contraband of War.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug.' 19. Tho Pacific
Mall freighter AjsIoc, which Is to take
contraband from Portland, has finished
coaling and will aull for tho north-tomorrow
Rebels in Paraguay to
Shell Capital
Ultimatum Has Been For
warded to 'Officials of
Twenty-Four Hours Given to Make
Reply, Then Bombardment
May Begin.
BUENOS AYRES. Aug. 19 The In
surgents have seized another steamer
which had on board the Minister of
War and a small escort. The minister
and his companion were' made prison
ers. The vessel was towing four lighters
loaded with 190 bullocks for the gar
rison. These were confiscated.
Excellence of Rebel Artillery.
At the conference on board one of
the Insurgents' vessels, after the bom
bardment of Asuncion last Wednesday,
between the ministers of Argentina,
Brazil, Italy and Franco, and the In
surgent leaders,- the latter said that
after the ministers left the vessel they
would fire two more shots, one at the
residence of President Ezcurra and tho
other at the church concealing the bat
tery, ln order to demonstrate the ex
cellence of their artillery.
Ten Shots Were Fired. '
Ten shots were fired and both the
piesiuciit s resilience iuiu luo cnurcn
were hit. No further bombardment has
been reported. The Insurgent com
mander, with 2000 land forces , ls ap
proaching Asuncion. The Villa Hayes
Is the only point which can now be
communicated with. Asuncion is com
pletely Isolated.
Offer to Intervene.
The foreign ministers have offered
their Intervention to which offer the
Insurgent leaders replied that they
would permit President Ezcurra to con
tinue In office but would demand the
resignation of the ministers and other
high officials of the government. The
insurgents' terms wore conveyed to tho
government officials and promptly de
clined. Rebels Send Ultimatum.
The Insurgents then sent an ulti
matum demanding the surrender of the
capital within twenty-four hours, say
ing that should this demand not bo
granted the bombardment of Asuncion
would be resumed.
Hoosier 'Farmer Dies From Effect of
Bite of Insect.
CHICAGO. Aug. 19. August Anderson,
a farmer of Starko county, Indiana, Is
dead In a Chicago hospital from the bite
of a mosquito. Anderson suffered a slight
Injury which caused an abrasion of the
skin on his right hand. A mosquito bit
him In tho abrasion and a fow days later
Andorson began to suffer Intensely Ho
came to Chicago for treatment, but blood
poisoning resulted.
i On the Pacific Slops.
4 H H H tmW-H-W-H-f-H-
PORTLAND, Or . Aug. 19. Botweon
August 31 and Septcmbor 1 11, Inclusive.
MG cars bearing 2"i91 people will pass
through Portland on route to and from
tho twonty-nlnth triennial conclave of tho
Knights Templars, which convones In San
Francisco September 0.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 19. The Pa
cific Mall steamer Siberia, Just arrived
from tho Orlont, brought ln a most valu
able cargo. A lot of raw silk, valued at
JM02.000. was listed on her manifest, whllo
in her treasure tank was Japaneso gold
aggregating ?950,000-
SPOKANE, Wash.. Aug. 19. It is offi
cially announced that Commissioner Eva
Booth, the daughter of Gen. William
Booth, who for seven years has been ln
command of the Salvation Army work In
Canada, Alaska, eastorn Washington,
Montana and Idaho, will bo transferred
to othor work.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 19. Fourteen
men wore arrested yesterday at Moscow,
Ida., on suspicion of boing Implicated in
tho robbery of tho depot at that place,
when threo sacks of mall were rilled.
Nono of tho prisoners, however, could be
connected with tho crime.
44H-4-M-H-fr-H0- M U M t t-
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 19 It Is con
firmed Hint tho losses of officers and mon
on board the Rosala and Gromobol wore
CO per cent of tho former and -'5 per cent
of tho latter, showing tho dreadful havoc
caur.cd by the fire from tho Japanese
ships, oven at a rnngo exceeding threo
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 19 So far as
tho Immediate futuro Is concerned, the
Admiralty does not dlsgulso tho fact that
tho Vladivostok squadron Ik destroyed.
Tho effect upon tho public Is also most de
pressing. LTAO YANG, Aug. 19. The rains have
now continued unceasingly for a week,
nnd tho roads In. many casos have boon
complotely washed away. The Japanese
nro not making a movo so far as known
Irrigation Congress
k Meetjn El Paso
Work of the Convention Is to Bo
Divided Into Several
"Sections. ,
CHICAGO, Aug. 19. The official call
for the meeting of the twelfth National
Irrigation congress, to be held at El
Paso, Tex., November 15 to IS, was is
sued today by C. B. Booth, chairman of
the executive committee.
An Invitation to attend the congress
is extended to "all who are interested
ln conserving tho great natural re
sources of the c.ountry extending the
habitable area Increasing the products
of the land, Insuring greater stability
of prosperous conditions, making, occu
pations upon the land attractive, the
extension of Internal trade and com
merce, and ii wider knowledge of a
great economic movement which has
for Its ultimate object the up-bullding
of an empire within the borders of a
great nation."
Will Divide Work. "
The work of the congress, the call
says, lias been so greatly enlarged
through the Increased Interest in mat
ters pertaining to irrigation, that the ex
ecutive committee has decided t6 syste
matize the work, divide It into sections
"save the forests," "store the Hoods,"
"reclaim the deserts" and "establish
homes on the land." Each section will
be conducted by a chairman recognized
as an eminent authority In his line, in
suring a thorough exposition of the re
spective subjects through the presenta
tion of papers, addresses and discussion
by the most eminent men Interested ln
forestry, Irrigation, climatology and
their co-related subjects.
Scope of Information.
Information will be dispensed regard
ing the Increasing of production by Ir
rigation in the Atlantic States as well
as In the Pacific system; forestry prob
lems In New England, and along the
Appalachian chain, as well as along the
Rockies and Sierras; engineering to pro
tect from the devastation by flood;
drainage of the submerged areas; di
recting and conducting the water to
Its most beneficial use; climatology,
with special reference to the service of
the weather bureau throughout the
United States and rural settlements.
Woman Makes Startling Statement
Regarding Her Husband.
DES MOINES, Ia Aug. 19. "I would
be the happiest woman In the world If
God would only let me hate that man,
but God knows I still love him, love
him botter than life."
Uttering these words Mrs. Alllene
Brookfleld broke down and sobbed
when the Sheriff of Green county traced
her to her hiding place In this city and
established the fact that she had not
been murdered by her husband.
This clears up a supposed murder
mystery that has been agitating the
residents of Greene county. July 21
Mrs. Brookfleld disappeared from her
home, and her husband, too. was miss
ing for several days thereafter. Their
five little children wore left alone, and
speculation ln the neighborhood was
rife as to what had become of the wo
man. When bloody clothing was found ln a
secluded spot oh the Brookfleld farm
the Idea that a murder had been com
mitted was accepted. Brookfleld reap
peared at his home a week ago, and a
mob was quickly organized. He would
undoubtedly have been lynched, but for
the prompt action of the Sheriff. He
Insisted that he didn't know what had
become of his wife. He admitted that
he had quarreled with her over another
woman, had deserted her three months '
ago, and returned on the day she dis
appeared He denied he knew anything about
what had become of his wife.
When newspapers published accounts
of the supposed murder Mrs. Brook
field, who had found employment ln
this city, wrote the Sheriff a letter as
suring him that she was alive. She as
serted that her husband would never
harm a hair of her head, and that he
was the best man that ever lived until
the other woman came Into his life. She
did not state her address here, and It
was thought the letter might bo a fake.
The Sheriff came to Des Moines and
located her. She said that she would
never return to him, though she wanted
to see the children. When told that he
had applied for a license to marry the
othor woman . claiming that he had
never been legally married to her, she
determined to return at once and de
fend her good name.
In her letter to the Sheriff she tells
how she kissed her five babies good-bye
and determined to Jump Into the river,
but could not nerve herself to the effort.
Boy Who Intended to Rob Store Gives
Himself Away.
MANSFIELD. O., Aug. 19. As the
result of snoring too loudly while hid
den between the rafters on top of the
refrigerator of the Krauso Brothers'
company store, George Gazifeerskl, 10
years old, was arraigned In Police court
on the charge of pilfering.
The youngster concealed himself ln
the store and, while walling for tho
men who were taking stock to go homo,
ho fell asleep. The noise of his snoring
attracted the attention of the men ln
the store and the arrest followed.
Town Threatened by Fire.
VANCOUVER, B. C., Aug. 19. Forest
fires are burning in East Kootenay. At
Ferule the coal mines are filled with
smoke. Tho flames tiro drawing closer to
Michael and throating to sweep tho town.
Condition of the Troosury.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 19. Today's
statement of the treasury balances In tho
general fund, exclusive of the S1&O.0C0.OGO
gold reserve in tho division of redemption,
cihows' Avallablo cash balance, 511S,6"J7,212;
gold, 5i3.7CC.-lC3,.
One Person Hilled, Fifty
Siliers fieri H
"Property Damago Will Reach
One Hundred Thousand
Dollars. IH
ITumber of Houses in Northern Pqr
tion of tho City Unroofed;
Wires Blown Down.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19. A tornado of
extreme fury swept down upon the
residence portion .of North St. Louis IH
late today, resulting in the death of IH
one person. Injury to probably fifty and IH
damage to property estimated at $100,- ll
John Ellington. ifll
Partial List o'f Injured. 'jl
Louis M. McCullough, leg broken: jH
W. Bigger, cuts and bruises. H
W. H. Larghan, contusions on the
Thomas H. Summers,- cut on face and
Jacob Haemcrlc, cut and bruised on ll
right arm and shoulder, jl
W. Fricke, scalp wound and injuries JH
on right leg. H
Fred PollnskI, right hand burned by
James Crosbj fracture of the hip and :H
broken ribs.
William Dickhoener. cut on elbow.
Passed Over Quickly. H
Telegraph poles for a distance of five 'H
blocks on Broadway were mowed down
one after another as weeds before a
scythe. Roofs wero blown from houses. .H
Trolley and feed wires and smaller H
wires were blown down. Trees were ,H
uprooted. The air was filled with fly- H
Ing timbers, and splinters nnd dust. The
people were stricken with terror. As
many as had time sought shelter in :H
cellars. The storm, passed almost as
quickly as it came.
Homes Unroofed. jH
The residence of A. II. Albrecht at
Twenty-second and Palm streets was
unroofed but no one was injured there.
The home of a family named Frazer on
Palm street, near Twenty-third street,
was unroofed. jH
Like Great Cable.
The atmosphere became murky and a J
dark cloud was noticed In Nortli St.
Louis approaching from the southwest.
Suddenly an arm seemed to shoot down- ll
ward like a gigantic cable, twisting ll
and turning. The end touched the
ground at Nineteenth and Angelrodt ;H
street, and with incredible" swiftness
and force swept east along Angelrodt
for ten blocks.
Two Killed in Illinois.
VENICE. 111.. Aug. 19. Two were jH
killed and eleven injured by the tornado
that swept over the river from North
St. Louis to this section late today.
Cabinet Meeting Listens to Report of
Secretary Taf t on Panama Railway. IH
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. The prln-
clpal feature of the cabinet meeting to- ll
day was the submission, of a report by
Secretary Tuft upon the result of his
investigation Into the contract between
the Panama Railway company and the
Pacific Mail Steamship company. The Jl
Secretary found that although the Gov- '1
ornment possessed slxty-nlne-seventi-
eths of the company, which stock Is JH
now ln his possession, It probably would il
be Impossible to effect a change In the '1
directorate of the railroad company be- '1
fore next April when the annual meet- ll
ing occurs. The directorate showed no
disposition to terminate the contract
with the steamship company, which Is
alleged to be discriminatory, although il
the contract Itself ls terminable upon ll
six months notice. Il
Secretaries Hay, Taft and Wilson nnd ll
Postmaster-General Payne were the tH
only members of the Cabinet present ;H
at today's meeting. It was the last '
meeting that will be held probably for 'fl
a month, an the President will leave
tomorrow for Oyster Bay, to be absent ,H
until September 20. Il
Secretary Hay called attention again l
to the complications which have il
grown out of Japan's seizure of the
Russian destroyer Ryeshltelnr In the
harbor of Chefoo. and the claim of Rus-
shi that the net was a violation.
No decision was reached at the meet-
ing concerning the position this Gov-
ornment will assume regarding the ln- JH
cldenL Members of the Cabinet were M
extremely reticent regarding the mat
ter, It being regarded ns a subject of
too great delicacy for public discussion il
by responsible ollicials at this time.
Rights of Packing Firms. '
CHICAGO, Aug. 19. Corporation Coun
sol Tolman has given an opinion that the
pncklng-houso companies have no legal
right to lpdgc workinon ln the buildings
ln the stock yards. Mayor Harrison will 'H
turn tho communication over to tho police H
denarimcnU 'H

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