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VOL. 4. NO. 26.
The Great Northern Rail-
road's New Policy
H.wit r M»n Are Alarmed, as They
Think Mr. Hill's I'olicy Means Ruin
,r 1 Mt-ir Int«T«-*its —The Cut is in the
,-,t of Discontented Farmers.
;. Minn., August 10.—TheEast
,ta, a part of the Great
„ system, to-day issued a circu
ig charges of handling and etor
d terminal elevators at this
„ in order to help the larm-
Northwest, who have been
ing more and more discontented as
ie decrease in prices. Own
e other elevators at once called
Manager Farrington and
> iiave the certificates of the
Northern elevators ruled off the
Duluth board if the schedule was put
Mr. Farrington dared them
„,,;,, it, saying they would take their
, sa i Nsu\ here if they adopted such
. The elevator men are
j n consternation, as they think J. J.
new policy means ruin for their
s ts which involve millions. Mr.
jcording to Mr. Farrington, looks
nninal elevator as he does a
ed, and wants to make no
! for handling and storing
(dieat. He would have abolished charges
bat for the ruin it would
lavebroughi to elevator interests. The
r men are thoroughly alarmed.
led Duluth and Minneapolis
mills will be injured by the change.
It is K\|»Mifil to Reduce Naval Opera
tions to a Minimum,
!\<,i>>n, August 12. —In speak
e probabilities of the pending
war between Japan and China an of
>f the Japanese legation recalled
hat the reason of the monsoon
typhoon is now rapidly ap
le presence of the former
regarded as a liienace to sea ma
hut tear is felt of the latter.
ih' typhoon ifl a revolving wind storm,
rts are disastrona. It is be
;he officials of the legation
naval movements during the
typhoon Mason at least will be some
what circumscribed. The Chinese will
i'.rcagreat distance from their
ootft, but will keep close to port. Japan,
ought here, will wage an aggres
rive war against China, and some of her
•ints, in all probability, will
be tiie Chinese ports. Already news
hag reached here of high gales oft' the
Chinese coast that have compelled all
craft but the staunchest steamers to seek
Bhelter in port. Naval officers say that
eaded typhoon sets in there
ing to do but to run from it.
When vessels are not sunk by the ty
hey are frequently driven far
't it course; so it will be seen that
I", rations between Japan and
are likely to be conducted at great
lor this reason the operations of
leeta will probably be restricted to
a minimum.
Hawaii It to be Abandoned by Canada
as a fort of Landing.
, August 11. —It appears from
i! statement issued by the Do
)ii government that it has been de
> abandon Hawaii as a port for
ling of the Canadian-Australian
>le. Tenders are invited for
ferent routes and upon three
it plans. Plan No. 1 invites tend
e construction of a cable to be
ty of the government, but to
eed by the construction com
•lan No. *2, for a cable to be run
impany undertaking the work
;':i>iHof"a subsidy, the tender to
the amount of "the subsidy re
and the number of years for
it will be operated ; the third plan
a tomler for the construction
eration of a cable for a stipulated
itee of earnings to be made by the
; tendering. The parties tend
asked in each case to tender
n ditferent routes, under the
•arate plans mentioned, the gov
,! ln: to regulate the amount of tolls
arged by an order in the coun-
|>- 11.. W»s Tired of Looking on
«n Infamous World.
r^Ris, August 11.—The mother of
Caesario Santo, the assassin of Presi-
Carnot, has written to Mme. Car
not asking her to intercede with Presi
«ent Casimir-Perier for the life of her
f0 '■ The mother received this letter
Mother—l write you a few lines
to inform you I have been con
'} todeath. "What must you think
You cannot think I am an as
an.l malefactor. You know my
and my tenderness was al
««own to you. Well, mv heart is
to-day. If I have committed
t was pimply because I was
'-lit; on such an* infamous world.
»Ie priest for coming to me, but
t fare to confess. I salute you,
8 and^hers, with a
Creedon and Fltzslmmons.
ih\ >ms, AuUßt 12.—Dan Creedon,
c Australian middle-weight now play
? « one of the theaters here, received
Kfe egTa. from New York this evening,
Rin2 h' m if he *ould meet Bob Fitz
as?J Bai the Seaside Athletic Club in
th a hp T f? for I'ooo1 '000- His reply was
pnr« ! \ On](i meet Fitzsimmons for any.
at iss t d a6lde bet of U,OOO to a finish, 1*
««wffit'X twis.°' herpropo""
A Movement is on Foot in This Country
to Send Them Reliel.
New York, August 11. —The move
ment to send relief to the famine-stricken
Coreans has already taken shape, and is
being vigorously pushed. In response
to the offer of the Christian Herald of
New York, to contribute 1,000 barrels of
flour to any cargo that may be sent to
that country, the Corean Minister, Ye
Sung Soo, yesterday telegraphed to that
paper the following from Washington:
" Your noble and generous contribu
tion of 1,000 barrels of flour substan
tially starts the movement to relieve my
starving countrymen. My heart is full
of gratitude to you for your prompt as
sistance, and I shall notify my govern
ment of the relief that may be expected
from this country. It fills my heart with
pain and regret that my starving coun
trymen and prostrate government can
not find means to transport the contri
bution you have so generously started.
In a day or two I hope I shall be able to
advise you whether the shipping port
shall be New York or San Francisco.
The latter port would be better."
Dr. Louis Klopsch of the Christian
Herald has forwarded the following dis
patch to Secretary Gresham, inviting
the assistance of the government in for
warding the proposed cargo:
" The pathetic appeal made by the
Corean Minister in behalf of his starving
people provokes widespread sympathy.
If means of transportation can be se
cured, a large cargo of grain for the re
lief of these starving multitudes can be
provided. Will the United States gov
ernment undertake the transportation
from either New York or San Fran
It is further proposed to secure the
co-operation of the various boards of
trade and exchanges throughout the
country, and especially at San Francisco
and Chicago. The cargo, when com
pleted, will probably clear from the
former port, and it is believed that a
guarantee of immunity from seizure,
either by China or Japan, will be granted.
Tekoa wants bids on $11,400 6 per cent
funding bonds.
Ex-State School Superintendent Bryan
is to be principal of the Aberdeen schools.
The sum of $26,000 is being disbursed
by a special agent among the Indians at
Tekoa. The money is due them from
the government.
Yakima county's hop acreage is 2,913,
an increase of 705 Eight thousand
white persons and many Indians will be
employed in the picking.
Townships 28, in ranges 31, 32, 33 and
34, E. W. M., in Lincoln county will be
open for settlement September 5, 181*4.
This comprises 49,117 acres along the
Columbia river. Actual settlers will
have ninety days from September 5 in
which to offer their filing.
Spokane county has a surplus of re
sources over liabilities amounting to
$153,309.47, according to the financial
statement for the year ending June 30,
1894. The indebtedness of the county
amounts to $512,902.36, of which $483,
--000 is bonded indebtedness and $29,
--902. S6 floating.
On Hood canal points fir logs have ad
vanced $1 per thousand, and are selling
at from $5.50 to $6.50. This is the result
of the increased activity in the foreign
lumber demand, and some conservative
mill men say that if less had been said
about the increase in business there
would not have been any anxiety among
loggers to secure an advance. The in
crease in the price of logs brings the
price about back to the prevailing prices
of 1893.
The offer of school district No. 58 of
Clark county, of $1,6000 funding bonds,
has been accepted by the State Land
Commission, subject to approval by the
Attorney-General. Secretary Cowen has
submitted a report to the commission
exonerating Charles Browder, ex-Audi
tor of Whitman county from careless
ness or collusion in the matter of dis
counting delinquencies on State land
contra< ts. The land selections made in
township 23 north, 5 west, and township
16 north, 8 west, were approved and ap
portioned to the grant for charitable,
educationable, penal and reformatory
From an interview with Receiver
Clark of the Oregon Pacific it was
learned that the road is atill holding its
own, with prospects somewhat brighter
for the future. During the month just
closed between 4,000 and 5,000 ties have
been removed and new ones placed in
their stead, and the extensive repairs
begun some months ago on the Willam
ette bridge at Albany have been com
pleted. The system inaugurated by Mr.
Clark soon after his appointment, has
been carried right along until now the
road is in a better condition both physic
ally and financially than it has been for
over two years. The receiver pays cash
for everything, and all bills for material
and supplies are discounted, a thing
which has not happened for years. Pas
eenger traffic for the past month has im
proved wonderfully over that of former
years. Trains of four and five cars are
run regularly and carry from 100 to 300
ba -bound passengers daily.
In his annual-review of the salmon
business, just issued/Mr. Kinney of As
toria says: After many weeks of un
certainty and an almost confirmed be
lief that the pack would be smaller
than that of any previous year in
the history of salmon-canning on the
Columbia river, the season of 1894
is about to close, and it is safe ■, to
estimate the total pack at 10 per cent
in excess of last year's figures. During
the earlier portion of the eeason the gen
eral belief in the four-year-run theory
rudely shaken by the comparative
scarcity of fish, while the destruction of
wheels in the upper river materially in
creased the probabilities of a miln-di
minished catch. Still another cause for
uneasiness was the fact that until quite
recently seining was practically useless,
owing to the vast volume of water which
for weeks rushed down the Columbia
river and its f tributaries. Trap-fishing
was also exceedingly poor because of
the freshet ■* and the resultant ; muddy
state of the water. It:will: be readily
seen, therefore, that ; nothing short of a
phenominally large runTof salmon dur
ing the latteridays of .the season would
enable canners to reach even last year s
fijrnres. But within the past thirty days
the shortage was rapidly decreased, the
i catch having been greater than for any
corresponding period for ~ many ; year*
p*Bt, considering the quantity of gear in
President Says the Army's
List is Abused.
For Reasons Both General and Specific
lie Finds It Hi* Duty to Call a Halt
—The Fresldent Reviews the Military
Record of Captain Wells.
Washington, August 8. —President
Cleveland gave to Congress a clear state
ment of bis views on special legislation
for the retirement of army officers in a
veto to-day of the bill for the relief of
Eugene Wells, late Captain of the
Twelfth Infantry. The bill authorized
the President to appoint the beneficiary
a Second Lieutenant of artillery, to be
placed on the retired list for disability
without the usual examination by a re
tiring board. The President writes:
Appointments to the army under author
ity of the present legislation which
named the proposed appointees, and the
purpose of which is the immediate re
tirement of the appointee, are open to
serious objections, though I confess I
have been persuaded through sympathy
and sentiment on a number of occasions
to approve such legislation. When, how
ever, it is proposed to make the retire
ment compulsory and without reference
to age or previous examination a most
objectionable feature is introduced.
The cases covered by the special en
actments referred to are usually such as
should, if worthy of consideration, be
provided for under general or corpora
tion pension laws, leaving the retired
list of the army to serve the legitimate
purpose for which it was established. A
recent decision in the House of Repre
sentatives upon a bill similar to the one
now before me drew from a memoran
dum of the House Committee on Mili
tary Affairs the declaration that hun
dreds of such bills were before that com
mittee, and that there were fifty prece
dents for the passage of the particular
one under discussion. It seems to me
this condition suggests such an encroach
ment upon the retired list of the army
as should lead to the virtual abandon
ment of such legislation in sound policy
and good administration. There are
facts connected with the case covered by
the bill now before me which in my
judgment forbids its favorable consider
The President then reviews the mili
tary record of Captain Wells, saying that
in the fall of 1870 he was charged with
conduct unbecoming an officer and a
gentleman. The specifications were that
while intoxicated he had violently as
saulted other officers at Fort Fetterman,
Wyoming, and struck one on the head
■with a billiard cu<». Before hip trial he
took advantage of an act just passed to
apply for his discharge, which was given
him * and the charges withdrawn. In
1885 he was appointed a Second Lieu
tenant against the protests of other of
ficers, and in 1887 was charged with
being drunk on duty and with conduct
to the prejudice of good order and mili
tary discipline in refusing to obey the
commands of his superior officer; was
court-martialed and dismissed in 1887.
The message continues:
11 Since that time repeated efforts have
been made to vacate this judgment and
restore the dismissed officer to the serv
ice. While a number of committees in
Congress have made reports favorable to
euch action, at least committees have
recommended a denial of legislative re
lief. Both of these reports were made
on behalf of the Committees on Military
Affairs by distinguished soldiers, who
after patient examination, and with an
inclination to be not only just but gen
erous to a fellow-soldier, were con
strained to recommend a refusal of the
application for restoration. I am im
pressed with the belief that the legis
lation of the kind proposed is of ex
tremely doubtful expediency in any save
very exceptional cases, and I am thor
oughly convinced by the facts now be
fore me that the discipline and efficiency
of our army, as well as justice to its
meritorious members, does not permit
my approval on any ground of the bill
herewith returned."
Churches Are Demolished by a Mob In
Quebec, Canada.
Quebec, August 8. —This city was last
night the scene of a disgraceful and
riotous demonstration. The French Bap
tist mission has recently been estab
lished in this city with its headquarters
in a building on Bridge street. A mob
gathered around the building, and an at
tack was begun upon it with stones.
The attack was a fierce one, and the
windows and doors yielded to the shower
of stones pelted upon them. The poor
preachers, cooped up in the building
without any means whatever of defense,
could not venture out, and were held
prisoners for some time, until a force of
police came along and cleared away the
mob, which numbered 6,000, composed
mostly of French Catholics. The mob
went to the building occupied by the
French Angelican mission. This place
too was wrecked. By the time the police
got this far the rioters had moved on,
and were at the Salvation Army bar
racks. Here another fusilade of stones
took place, and the property of the
Army sustained considerable damage.
The police here also arrived too late to
make any arrests, and hearing that the
rioters had again made for the Baptist
mission, they started in cabs for that
place, where they arrived just in time
to prevent a second riot. The streets
were cleared, and the missionaries were
escorted to their homes by the police to
prevent further violence being offered
them. There is every reason to fear a
recurrence of trouble, and the fact that
a similar disturbance led to rather seri
ous results, a few years ago, gives rise
to the eravest apprehension on this
score. The city has been quiet to-day,
but an ontbre'ak is feared should the
Salvation Army attempt to parade the
Heao>d for the Seat of War.
- Gibrai/tab. August B.—The Japanese
warship Satisuata; from 3 Newcastle ; ar
rived here to-day en route to Japan.
The Satisnata will probably escort the
three fast vessels % fitted ; out as - cru ipere
wllich were ; recently purchased i in Eng
land i»r tk« JapantM gorunmtat.
Japan Closely Watching the Movements
of Russia.
London, August B.—A dispatch from
Tuen says a Chinese cruiser has captured
a Japanese trading bark and taken her
to Taku. All pilots have been warned
not to guide Japanese vessels or to give
them any information as to the waters
ofjthe coast. A copy of a Japanese edict
issued since the declaration ha 3 been re
ceived by the Central News correspond
ent in Shanghai. It says the local au
thorities will be held responsible for the
lives and property of the Chinese sub
jects remaining in the several districts.
Russia's movements are watched very
closely by Japan because of a report of
a Russian-Chinese entente. The weather
on the China Sea is so rough all the lat
ter's vessels have been driven to shelter.
The Japanese cruisers are supposed to
be concentrated at Chemulpo.
London, August 8. —Captain Lang, a
former director in the Chinese navy and
supervisor of the building of many forts,
said in an interview to-day: The Chi
nese are well trained and excellent
marksmen. China's navy is about equal
to Japan's. The Japanese have more
dash and spirit than the Chinese have,
but all depends on how the Chinese are
led. If they have confidence in their
leaders, they will face anything without
fear of death. If Admiral Ting led them,
they would prove themselves splendid
forces. Some of the Chinese officers,
particularly those trained in America,
are bright examples of everything that
they should be. The lack of spirit is a
great drawback to the Chinese troops.
Regarding the Chinese forts, they are
well to the fore. Wei-Hai-Wei are im
impregnable, and no Japanese wiil dare
to approach. Captain Lang said that
his opinions were based upon the condi
tion of things in 1890, when he left
China. He feared that discipline had
become lax since the European influence
was withdrawn.
"There is now," he said, "no high
European officials in the navy, although
there are one or two English officers at
Wei-Hai-Wei. If the powers allow a
war, an outrage, Japan must eventually
be utterly crushed."
japan's new minister.
Washington, August 8. —Information
received at the Japanese legation is that
M. Sinichiro Murino, the new Minister
to this country, will leave Japan to-day
for his new post of duty. He is expected
here the latter part of the month. The
legation has not yet had a communica
tion from Valentine Nowacki, the leader
of the foreign forces of the Pennsylvania
coke strikers, who proposed to offer to
raise 5,000 soldiers for use in the war
against China. It is pretty safe to say
that, while Nowacki's offer will be duly
appreciated, yet it would be promptly
declined. The Japanese army has been
brought up to a very high standard of
efficiency, modeled very much after the
tactics in vogue in Germany, and if the
former government sought the assistance
of foreign troops, which is not regarded
as probable, it is likely that efforts will
be made to obtain them from Germany.
Four Men Are Sure to Serve Time for
Counterfeit Inc.
New York, August 9.—When a safe
and closet in the office of the secret serv
ice division of the Treasury Depart
ment of the postoffice buildings had
yielded up substantial evidence of crimi
nality this afternoon and W. P. Hazen,
chief of the division at Washington, and
W. H. Forsythe, one of the operators of
the Treasury Department, had talked of
these treasures, a vastly interesting story
of expert counterfeiting had been told.
The evidence of the dangerous character
of the scheme of felony in the possession
of the United States officers, and which
formed a connecting chain in which not
one link is missing, except a printing
press, consists of the following articles:
One set of counterfeiting engraved
steel plates, front, back and seal for
striking off United States treasury notes
of the denomination of $10 of the year
1880, with a Webster vignette; letter
check 13, signed, W. S. Rosecrans, Reg
ister, and James W. Hyatt, Treasurer;
a package containing 1,200 notes from
these plates ready for circulation, except
as to staining to Bimulate pocket wear;
counterfeiting fibre paper made in Eng
land, or Connecticut, scarcely distin
guishable from treasury paper and
claimed as " highly dangerous;" enough
of the same material to serve for strik
ing off $1,500,000 of counterfeit notes;
special ink used in printing the counter
feits ; a book of ink samples and silk
fibre used in making the paper; sixty
six new counterfeit ten dollar bills, and
one ten-dollar counterfeit stained and
ready to be put in circulation; thirty
four stained counterfeit ten-dollar bills,
with identification mark of the treasury
operative upon them and sold to the
operative for $100; one set of counter
feiting engraved plates, front, back, seal
and back number for striking off Mystic
River National Bank notes of the de
nomination of $10, bank number 645;
one set of counterfeiting engraved steel
plates, front, back and seal, for striking
off United States $20 gold coin notes,
series of 1882, with a Garfield vignette;
letter check A, signed B. H. Bruce,
Register, and James Gilfallan, Treas
Four persons, who are in custody, are
affected by these evidences of criminal
ity. They are Russell B. Hoyt of
Brooklyn, Samuel Massey of Brooklyn,
James W. Murphy of Bethel, Conn., en
graver, regarded as the ringleader in the
counterfeiting scheme, and Lorenzo O.
Hoyt, a farmer of Bethel, Conn., on
whose farm the counterfeiting imple
ments were found. Chief Hazen said in
an interview:
" I regard this case as the most im
portant that has ever been handled by
any administration of the secret service
division of the Treasury Department.
First look at the evidence in the safe and
closets. Could any set of counterfeiting
paraphernalia be more complete? Of
course, just now the prosecution deals
with the Webster head plate, from which
we have about $18,000 in notes, and with
which the four prisoners are connected.
But see what luck has come to ue in the
seizure of the Garfield $20 plates. As
you sco, there is no evidence on these of
a single counterfeit having been struck
from either set, and I believe that not
one spurious note had come into circula
tion from them. The Garfield counter
feit is a dangerous one. More so than
any others. Webster notes are marked
in various ways, netably i» tk« k«ad
Half a Million Water Issue
Bring Good Premiums.
Boston and Chicago Firms Offer 109.89
—Other Straight and Close Offers
Made—Portland's Credit Good in All
Parts of the United States.
Portland, Or., August 8. —An ad
journed meeting of the Water Commit
tee was held yesterday to receive pro
posals for the purchase of $500,000 of
water bonds of the city of Portland.
Chairman Henry Failing presided, and
Messrs. Frank Dekum, C. H. Lewis, C.
H. Rafferty, C. A. Dolph, J. Loewenberg,
H. W. Scott, L. Therkelsen, C. H. Ca
rey, C. H. Hill and R. B. Knapp were
present. Nineteen bids were received,
and thirteen agents of bond buyers were
in attendance and were admitted to the
meeting while the bids were opened.
The proposals were for $200,000 of bonds,
to be paid for and delivered to the pur
chaser on August 15, and for $300,000 on
September 15; the proposals to be for
the whole or any part of the $500,000.
The bonds, as is well known, bear 5 per
cent per annum interest, are dated July
1, 1893, and are payable thirty years
from date. The bidder was required to
pay the accrued interest from the date
of the bonds up to the time of delivery;
that is, the interest coupons up to that
time are to be removed before the bonds
are delivered.
There was quite a flutter of excite
ment among the agents collected in the
hall when the committee met, and one of
them came in shortly after and asked to
withdraw his bid. As there was no way
of telling for a certainty which was his
bid till it was opened, this could not be
done, and he concluded o let the bid
There have been so many attempts to
get in bids at the different sales of bonds
which were indefinite, or which might
be understood in more ways than one,
that the committee has been obliged to
reject all bids which imposed any condi
ditiona or did not comply strictly with
the terms of the advertisement. Most
of the buyers have come to understand
that it was no use to put in anything but
" flat" bids. There was such a number
of agents present that the committee
could not help wondering whether they
were putting up any job or not, as some
new scheme to avoid making a straight
up or flat bid had been tried by some of
the agents at every previous sale of
Before beginning to open the bids Mr.
Dolph said if any question was likely to
arise in regard to the form of bids which
should be considered, as had happened
at the last sale, it would be advisable to
settle the matter at that time.
Chairman Failing said it was under
stood that the proposals were to be uncon
ditional. There were to be no conditions
attached to them at all. If the bidders
were fully advised of thi>, he would pro
ceed to open the bids. It may be remem
bered here that the bids as a whole were
the most satisfactory lot received yet.
Only a few, mostly from persons who
had not bid for Portland water bonds be
fore and who apparently did not under
stand their value, attempted to impose
any conditions. The bids ran higher
than was expected, and the premium re
ceived amounted to $49,450, which was
considered by the committee as a very
successful sale. Bids came from all the
principal cities of the East—Boston,
New York, Cincinnati, Chicago—which
goes to show that the credit of Portland
is good in all parts of the Union.
The Tariff Bill Interfered With Action
Upon Their Admission.
Washington, August 7. —With the
eeeeion of Congress drawing to a close
and all attention likely to be concen
trated upon the tariff bill, it is not con
sidered probable the Senate will act upon
either the Arizona or New Mexico State
bills before the final adjournment. This
was the understanding when the bills
were reported from the Committee on
Territories. The date of admission in
the case of Arizona and the constitu
tional convention in the case of New
Mexico have been so deferred in the
Senate bills that no change will be nec
essary in case of postponement. The
provision in the Arizona bill is for ad
mission August 1,1895, while the con
vention in New Mexico is not to meet
until July 1, 1895. Governor Hughes is
of the opinion the bill will have to be
changed to provide for a new constitu
tion before it can pass the Benate. This
opinion he bases upon the opposition
he finds to exist in the Senate to the
constitution adopted in 1891 on account
of the irrigation and silver payment
Baaed on the ©oilford-Mlller Ruling.
Washington, August 7.—The j Secre
tary of the Interior has affirmed the de
cision of the general land office in the
case of the Central Pacific Company
against W. A. Calkrons, T. M. Morse,
John T. Clark, Lea Burch and John C.
Watts, involving lands near Shasta, Cal.,
and a large number of cases involving
selections of lands made by the Union
Pacific Company. The selections of both
companies are held for cancellation on
the ground that other parties in the
cases settled on the lands prior to their
selection by the ; companies. The deci
sion in these cases is based on the recent
Guilford-Miller ruling. ■
The British Harvest.
London, August 6.— Mark Lane,
Express in commenting on the British!
harvest estimates, as; based upon the
usual reports from all parts of Great •
Britain, says that % the yield of, wheat
will be 16 per cent better than 1893 and,
will be the best crop gathered in several
years; that the condi ions generally are
calculated Qto cause ;i rejoicing % among
farmers, and that the harvest altogether
will be better than previous harvests for j
many : years, if the weather : favors gar- j
nering. ■'-::'_________;; ■■.■■:. . j
Shanghai, August 7.—Denmark' is de
manding * the release of : Heir Muhlen-•
gtedt, a passenger on th» dispatch boat, ;
Tsao Kiang, •aptar** ¥7 tk« Japan**
Indications Are That the Interstate Fair
Will be a Grand Affair.
Tacoma, August 7.—The Northwest
Interstate Fair, to be held here from
August 15 to November 1, is to be a
great big exposition. That is a fact of
which the people of the Northwest have
been but lately convinced. To such an
extent did the strikes and floods set back
the enterprise that many feared it could
not be held at all. Notwithstanding all
the difficulties that they found in their
way, the business men of Tacoma, who
have the project in hand, determined
that the fair should be held, and that,
too, on a big scale. The past two weeks
has shown that they are capable of
carrying out what they promise. The
very best amusement enterprises to be
had. in the United States have been
secured; the influential business men of
the commonwealths the fair aims to
represent have become interested; au
exhibit of the resources of the entire Pa
cific Northwest on a grander and greater
scale than ever before attempted has
been secured; counties and States are
vying with one another to have the best
exhibit at the fair, and last, but not
least, there is enough money already on
hand and in Bight to open the fair as
advertised, August 15, without one cent
of debt. All this requires work, and lota
of it, but that work is going on with a
rapidity and vim that is astonishing.
As an example, one week ago the con
cessionaire who is to exhibit the great
cyclorama of the battle of Lookout
Mountain broke ground for his building.
To-day the structure, which is circular
in shape, 123 feet in diameter and 53
feet high, is almost completed. Hardly
less rapid has been the work on the Ori
ental village, which is to be an exact
duplicate of a street in Cairo with all
the accessories of donkeys, donkey boys,
camels and Arab drivers. The fair build
ings proper have all been completed, but
many concessionaires are hurrying their
work with marvelous rapidity. Decora
tor Gorman is now a^r.t to begin his
work of decorating '»uih the fair grounds
and the interior of the buildings. There
Is amole scope for him to exhibit his re
nowned artistic ability, for a more beau
tiful site for a fair ground than the fifty
two-acre park on which the Interstate
Fair is located could not be found. Mr.
Gorman will expend $6,000 on draperies,
flags, bunting and streamers. Blue,
yellow and white are the colors he haa
selected to prevail in the decorations.
These will be known as the Interstate
Fair colors. Already they have become
a fad here in Tacoma. Gentlemen wear
them in their button-holes; ladies wear
them in their gowns. Blue, yellow and
white sunshades are becoming popular;
in fact, one can go nowhere without see
ing some patriotic citizen flaunting them.
At last the officers of the Fair Associa
tion, those gentlemen who have devoted
so many long, weary months to making
the project come up to their ideal, and
that, too, without any hope of compen
sation, are happy. The success of the
enterprise is assured. From August 15
to November 1 the people of the great
Pacific Northwest will see a fair such as
was never before seen in this section of
the country. It is their fair, and in it
they may well feel a pride.
She Will Not Attempt to Define Wh»t
is Contraband of War.
London, August 7.—ln the House of
Commons to-day Sir Edwin Gray in
reply to a question from Mr. Gourley, a
prominent ship owner, said that Japan
had promised that no warlike operations
should be undertaken against Shanghai
and its approaches on the condition that
China does not obstruct the approaches
to Shanghai. Japan contends that the
powers have no right to interfere with
neutral vessels except in the event of a
blockade, due notice of which should be
given, or in case of carrying of contra
band of war. It would be dangerous for
Great Britain to define by a general
■tatement what is not contraband of
war, Coal has been held not to be con
traband of war as a rule, but it was
possible in some cases that it might be
come so. Great Britain must adhere to
the doctrine that it is not for fighters to
decide what is and what is not contra
band of war regardless of the well-estab
lished rights of neutral people.
Its Members Did Not Dettroy Railroad
Property in Chicago.
Chicago, August 7.—During the past
week a committee of the American Rail
way Union held several consultations
with Mayor Hopkins. To-day E. W.
Burns, a director of that organization
and the head of the committee, ad
mitted that the purpose of the commit
tee's visit was to furnish the authorities
with information touching the damage
claims of the railway companies. The
union men say they expect to prove in
many instances that the destruction of
property for which damages are claimed
was done by men employed by the rail-,
roads and the General Managers' As
sociation. They claim to be able to
prove that the men arrested last Friday, >
charged with leading the riot and burn-;
ing cars on the Rock Island tracks July
| were at that time in the employ of the
Chicago and Eastern Illinois road. They
also claim to have other similar cases, i
Their object is to show that the union is
not responsible for the riots and destruc
tion of property.
Fire in a Tenement.
Chicago, August 7.—A panic wm
created to-day by a fire which broke out
in a tenement house on West Fortieth
and Ohio streets, a hundred families
tumbling over each other in a wild
scramble to save their effects. The fire
started in an alley and, driven by a
strong wind, swept down the row, de
stroying the back porches, kitchens and
outbuildings of sixty-six houses. The
flames threatened for a time to wipe out
the entire neighborhood, and the tene
ments fled in terror, but by hard work
the firemen finally controlled the blaze
with a loss of less than $10,000.
Anarch Uta to be Imported.
Bomb, August 7.—Six anarchist*: were
arreeted while holding a secret confer
ence here last evening. It is estimated
that 2,000 anarchists arrested in raids
the last two months will be deported.
Fifty have been already sent to Naples
to ..bark ler Ma^ewak em tke Bed
Chandler's Investigation Res-
olution Goes Over.
Hill Succeeds In Having Passed His Bill
fur the Deportation of Anarchists-
Danger of Doing an Injustice to Harm
less Socialists Pointed Out.
W/shinqton, August 7. —Chandler's
rep'/dtion looking to the investigation
of the Dominion Coal Company of Nova
Scotia and the substitute offered by
Mills, providing that a special commit
tee of five should be directed to report
to the Senate whether any member of
Congress is or was interested in any
company engaged in mining coal in any
of the States or any railroad company
was engaged in transporting coal which
would come into competition with the
Dominion Coal Company of Nova Scotia,
and whether the removal of the existing
duty would reduce the price of coal to
consumers, and what Bectiou of the
country would be benefited by its re
tention, were taken up. A discussion
arose between Mills and Chandler as to
whether the old sugar committee would
be appointed. Mills favored the reten
tion of the old committee because, he
said, it was honest and capable, and
recently reported that charges made
against Senators had not been sustained.
"Is that the reason the Senator from
Texas favors this committee?" inquired
Mills denied he was influenced by any
such motives, and expressed a willing
ness to have a new committee appointed
if Chandler preferred. The resolution
went over under the rules without
The bill for the deporting of anarch
ists then came up, and Hill explained
its provisions. Unless some action was
taken by this government, such as was
now before the Senate, this country, he
said, would soon be the dumping ground
for the anarchists of the world. It was
not intended to make the belief in an
archy a crime, and therefore no attempt
had been made to define anarchy. He
favored the provision of the Senate bill
for inspection by treasury agents instead
of by Consuls, and was sure no one
would attribute his attitude on this sub
ject to a desire to acquire the patronage
of the Secretary of the Treasury. There
were no politics in the bill, and he fa
vored it because he believed it was bet
ter than the House bill. Lodge expressed
the belief that both bills were inadequate
for the purpose of restricting immigra
tion, but he was anxious to see some re
striction placed on immigration, no mat
ter how slight it may be.
Palmer pointed out the difficulty of
dealing fairly with the question and the
danger of doing an injustice to harmless
Socialists while protecting ourselves
against the danger of anarchists. He
asked Hill whether the bill was appli
cable to undesirable persons already in
the country, and Hill replied it would
be. The discussion then took on a legal
aspect, and hinged on the right of a
country to protect itself against unde
sirable aliens. Hill pointed out the
moderation of the pending bill as com
pared with the act recently passed by
the English Parliament, and Kyle asked
him to more accurately define the term
anarchist, for there were, he said, peace
able and learned people in Boston who
held it waa possible for a people to be
come so highly civilized as to live to
gether without laws, and therefore ac
cording to the usual definition they were
anarchists. Hill replied they were at
liberty to have this belief; but, if they
tried to overturn the laws for the pur
pose of putting their belief to the test,
then they became dangerous. After
some further debate and the introduc
tion of some amendments the bill was
passed, and Hill, Faulkner and Chandler
were appointed conferrees.
Worth Over a Million.
San Francisco, August 6.—The last
will and testament of the late Eugene
Kelly Murphy of this city stands with
out a sponsor in the Supreme Court of
Alameda county. Investigation showed
that the law has not been complied with.
The statute provides that a testament
shall be filed for probate within thirty
days after it has been found. The per
son named as executor shall present the
document for probate within that time,
or else he is presumed to have renounced
his intention to act. The will has not as
yet been formally filed, and the moment
it is the widow will make a bitter con
test. The estate is said to be worth over
One Benefit of the War.
Kansas City, August 6.—The Armour
Packing Company may prove an impor
tant factor in the war between China
and Japan, if pending negotiations are
carried to a successful end. Recently il
received a cablegram from Yokohama,
Japan, from the Mikado's government,
asking for its price on 600,000 pounds of
canned corned beef for the Japanese
army. The company cabled its answer,
and pending a reply, which is expected
soon, has prepared to go into the busi
ness of supplying meats to the battling
Asiatics on a big scale. The company
has also opened negotiations with the
Chinese legation at Washington.
Papal Kncycllcal Letter.
Rome, August 7.—ln a papal encycli
cal letter addressed to the Brazilian
Bishops his Holiness urges the Bishops
to educate and enlighten the people
with all the means at their command.
Ignorance, he says, is the cause of evils
of the day.
Open to the Public.
Washington, August 7.—Representa
tive Richards of Ohio to-day introduced
a bill providing that all sessions of com
mittees and executive sessions of the
Senate shall be open to the public.
River and Harbor Bill.
Washington, August 7.— The confer
ence report on the river and harbor bill
has been agreed to by the Senate. Thi*
completes the bill, and it goes to tb*

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