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Keny Items Gathered from AD Parts ol toe World. PREPARED FOR TEE BUST SEABER Less Important but Not Less Inter esting Happenings from Points Outside the State. King Manuel, of Portugal, is to vis it King Edward, in England. A streetcar turned turtle at Denver, arioosly injuring seven persons. It is said no operation is intended on Earriman until after a rest cure. A huge sawmill burned near Clair ville, Cal. The loss is placed at $100, 000. Prince Menlik, of Abyssinia, has asked that his country be saved from England. Great Britain will turn over the Es quimau naval station to the Canadian government. The international cup for aviation has been awarded to Glenn H. Curtiss, an American. Count Boni de Castellane is circulat ing a rumor that be will marry Mar jorie Gould, niece of his former wife. A scandal has just been uncovered at Montreal, Can., whereby the city has been losing $500,000 a year to grafters on public works. Two persons are dead and a score in jured as the result of a bead-on collision between a passenger train and a freight trainon the Wabash road near Glen- wood, Mo. Cholera has been taken to Holland from Russian ports. Daniel T. Ames, the greatest band writing expert, is dead. The American Bar association has de clared for reform in state courts. Harriman is resting at his home at Arden. X. J., but chafes under restraint ot inaction. Graft is charged in connection with the cement and paint supplies for the J anama canal. Latham has beaten Paulham s record for time, speed and distance in the air ship trials at Kheinis. It is rumored tnat David E. Thomp son. American ambassador to Mexico, has bought the Panama railroad. Thomas F. Walsh, millionaire mine owner of Colorado, has given S3000 to encourage the search for radium ore in that state. The French bark Gael, bound for Portland, was wrecked off the Austra lian coast, and only one boatload of her crew has been beard from. Moorish deserters declare that Span ish prisoners are horribly tortured and mutilated and then beheaded and their bodies flung into a hole on Mount Gu ruga. Binger Hermann may not be prose cuted, as Heney is too busy. St. Petersburg reports 39 new cases and 12 deaths from cholera in 24 hours. A negro ran amuck at Monroe. La., and wounded 29 persons, three fatally. He was finally shot. Five deaths have occurred in Ala bama from eating stale green corn. The disease is known as pellagra. Harriman has reached home, still sick and in need of further treatment, but with a mind as active as ever. Federal Judge Bean has decided that the Oregon Trunk has prior rights in Ueshutes canyon, based on original sur vey maps. Woman suffrage was discussed at a meeting at O. H. P. Belmont 's summer home at 'Newport, B. I., known as "marble house." With a delegation of 5,000 men and women the Supreme Lodge of Negro Knights of Pythias opened a four day s session in Kansas City. A steamer collision at Montevideo cost over 150 lives. Spaniards are preparing for a deci sive battle with the moors at Melilla. A steamer arrived at Antwerp from Biga, Russia, with five dead of cholera on board. Governor Johnson, of Minnesota, will undergo a fourth operation in Septem ber for appendicitis. The body of Lieutenant Sutton will be exhumed for examination and then buried in consecreted ground. A Federal court has overruled the Missouri Bailroad commissions rate or der and greatly curtailed its power. Daylight robbers got about $2000 worth of jewelry from a' Portland resi dence which had been left alone less than an hour. The Pastors' Alliance of Atlantic City, X. J., will seek to compel the po lice judge to receive complaints of vio lations of Sunday law. Mark Koeppel, superintendent of schools of Los Angeles, says. Mrs. Long worth 's propensity for cigarette smok ing is a bad example for boys and girls and also has a demoralizing effect upon the women of this country. Boosevelt has killed a big elephant and Kermit a hippo. A company Las been organized in San Diego, CaL, to build aeroplanes for sale. Ad Arizona man has built an airship in whiefc be flew eight miles and landed safely. A famous painting by MuriHo has been found in Saa Francisco, after be ing "lost" for 50 years. Taft confers with cabinet on inter state commerce and anti-trust laws. FLOOOS IN MEXICO. Ralng Waters Claim a Toll of 800 Lives 15.000 Homeless. Monterey, Mtx., Aug. 30. Eight hundred persons drowned, 15.OC0 home less ar.d property damage to the extent of 112,000,0'jO is the result of a flood that struck the city between 11 and 12 o'clock Saturday mornirg. Floods have turned the small and peaceful Santa Catalina river into a dozen Kisgiras. Hundreds of persons were swept away in houses in the midst of the cur rent which caught them in the night. There is one chance in a thousand that they escaped. One by one these hous es, built of adobe and stone, are col lapsing ar.d carrying tenants to death. No tram has come into Monterey for 24 hours. Railway and telegraph lines are down and many milt s of track are washed away. 1 he fate of trains and passengers is not known, but it is fear ed many persons are crowned. It is estimated that 20 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. Trie water works and electric light piants are out of commis sion and the streetcar wires have fallen into the streets. The smelters and steel plants are damaged. It is feared a pestilence will follow the flood. The poorer classes are hud dled by the thousands in the churches, hospitals, public places and city build ings, waitirg for the rain to stop. PINCHOT PLAN WINS Stirring Scenes Mark Close of Con servation Congress. Seattle, Aug. 30. The first national conservation congress closed here Sat urday afternoon with a complete vic tory for Gifford Pinchot and bis follow ers in the support of the Roosevelt pol icies of the conservation of natural re sources. It was a harmonious meeting until Saturday, when United States District Judge Hanford, of Seattle, brought in a minority report in which he opposed the contention of the Pinch ot men "That the water rights of the country belong to all the people and should not be granted in perpetuity to any individual or corporation. Hanford contended that "private en terprise" had been the greatest power in this country for the development of resources and pointed out that through private enterprises the resources of the East had been put into practical use, resulting in the general prosperity of the country. He argued against any change in the present policy of the government, asserting that the West ern Btates had entered the union under a compact that they should have the same rights as the Eastern states. Former Governor Pardee replied to Hanford in a spirited address in whxh he said that "private greed instead of "private enterprise" was gobbling up the public domain. When the vote was taken it was shown that the Han ford resolution had been lost and the Pinchot resolution was adopted. GREAT WEST SHOW. Reclamation Work to Be Exhibited on Circus Lines. Chicago, Aug. 30. Amazing, thrill mg, stupendous! Uncle Sam's $50, 000 production, the greatest Far West show in the world, is coming. You can't afford to miss it. Heralded by some such modest an nouncement at a dozen Btate and coun ty fairs, and equipped with a black tent, glittering posters, fluttering ban ners, a corps of "barkers," a tent dis play of American agricultural great ness in unclaimed lands will tour the country. The tent is black so the stereopticon views may be given. Moving pictures of animal and range life on the former arid plains will be offered hourly for the education of intending nest bound emigrants. Specimens of fruit, cereals and other products that show the mar vels of irrigation are to form a feature of the exhibition. The '"show" emanates from tlw Chi cago reclamation office. Its purpose is to direct attention to the richness of the reclaimed regions. A railroad coach will transport the show. It will exhibit at the following places : Iowa state fair, Des Moines, Septem ber 3; Hamline, Minn., September 6 toll; Wisconsin state fair, Milwau kee, September 13 to 17; Illinois state fair, Springfield, October 1 to 9. Japan to Take Part. Tokio, Aug. 30. It has been official ly announced that the armored cruiser Idzuma will sail September 15 for San Francisco to take part in the naval pageant during the celebration of Por tola's discovery of the Golden Gate, which will be held October 19 to 23. The vessel is under command of Cap tain Takesyma, and has on board as one of its minor officers Prince Sbimad zu. The date ef arrival at San Fran cisco is set for October 14. After the celebration the cruiser will visit Pacific coast ports. Close Texas Saloons. Galveston, Tex., Aug. 30. Acting upon instructions from Governor Camp Den, evidence against 3.U00 saloon keepers has been filed with tbe state comptroller, which will prevent them from securing renewal of their licenses. The new law makes this provisions. Toe rangers or state police got the evi dence without the knowledge of the municipal police. Governor Campbell is not a prohibitionists, but be says the saloon men must toe tbe mark. Louisiana Town Destroyed. New Orleans, Aug. 30. Tbe town of New Iberia, La., with 7,000 inhabi tants, is reported as being destroyed by fire today. No communication with the town is possible and details are meager. It is reported that no fatali ties have occurred. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST MAKING ARTIFICIAL STOKE. Klamath Falls Industry Growing and Plant Will Be Enlarged. Klamath Falls. To extend the manu facture of artificial stone and brick by an hydraulic process the Hydraulic Stone k Briek company has erected a building and installed a plant of modern machinery here. The materials for the cement block are prepared and plaeed in a mold, the back being a mixture of cement, crushed rock and sand at a percentage of fire or six to one and tbe facing be ing a mixture of sand and cement at a mixture of three to one. Bv the use of' levers a pressure of 100.000 pounds to the square inch is exerted, thus pro ducing a block of even density in which all -the component parts are brought togetherto form a solid mass. Bricks are made of a mixture of three to one and are the equal of what is commonly known as pressed brick, with many points of superiority. They can be made in any desired color, though it is doubtful if any one will desire other than the natural gray, as its appearance is both lasting and pleas ing to the eye. Several thousand of these bricks have been made and are superior to anything ever Been in the city. In addition to the bricks and blocks the company is preparing to manufac ture sewer pipe. Machines for this pur jose have already been ordered and are expected here is a few days. Paving blocks and tile will be added and within the next year this company will be furnishing employment to local labor and have a weekly payroll of several hundred dollars. GOOD INTENTIONS GO WRONG Scarcity of Salmon in Rivers Attrib uted to Killing of Sealions. Astoria. Although the slaughter of sealions has been carried on systemati cally for some years and has received the sanction of the state authorities as being a means of getting rid of one of the greatest natural enemies to the salmon, there is a well-defined opK sition to the practice being continued growing among some of those who have been directly interested in the fishing industrv for several venrs. They assert that while the sealions exist on salmon and destrov nianv of those nsh, they also drive the fish into the river, and that otherwise the salmon will not enter fresh water until they are rijie and ready to spawn. To substan tiate their contention these men say that a similar case occurred in Xorwav some years ago. There the government took up the work of destroying certain natural enemies of the salmon and the result was that the fish stopped entering the rivers in schools or 4 runs, " but straggled in much as they have done in the Columbia this season. This year there were hundreds of sea linns killed off the niuuth of the Colum bia and many more were frightened awav, and the runs of salmon have been small. At Tillamook and Nehalem there were large numbers of sealions and more Chinook salmon were caught there than ever before. Big Timber Sale ia Linn. Brownsville. The largest sale of tim ber land recorded in Linn county for a number of years has just taken place here, the lands involved in the transfer being known as tbe Martin tract, owned by local people, consisting of approxi mated 25n0 acres, situated on the north slope of the divide between the Cala poola and Mohawk rivers. - The price paid for this land was elose to $45,000, the purchaser being the Crossct limber eompanv, of Portland. It is surmised that the land goes into the hands of speculators. Brownsville is only four and a half miles distant from the land. The land is admirably situated for log ging and milling. Trout for Oregon Streams. Washington. The bureau of fisheries has deposited young fish in Oregon streams as follows: 3000 brook trout for Spring creek, Hilgard, Or.; 2000 rainbow trout for Meadow brook, Hil gard. Or.; 3000 for Beaver creek, Hil gard, Or.; 3000 for Jordan creek, Hil gard. Or.; 6000 for Five Points creek, Hilgard, Or.; 6000 for North Fork of Burnt river. Baker City, Or.: 3000 for Deer creek and tributaries, Baker Citv, Or.; 3000 for Downey lake, Baker Citv, Or.; 5500 for Eagle "creek. Baker Citv, Or.; 3000 for Fish lake, Baker City, Or'.; and 5000 for Davly creek. Baker Citv. Or. ' New Road for Newpoat. Newport. Morris Wygant is locating the railroad survey along the coast north of here, made several years ago. It is thought that building operations are soon to commence in consequence. The road is to run from Falls City and follow the Siletz river to the coast and thence to Yaquina Bay, along the shore. Among the financial backers is Ban ker Herschber?. nf Inrlenenn'pnj. It ! also rumored that J. J. Hill has a word to say in the matter. t Buys North Bend Sawmill. Marshfield. The mill of the Xorth Bend Lumber company, at North Bend, has been sold to W. t. Best, of Seattle, and Frank Standish, of Portland. The purchasers have bought the stock of several of those interested and part of the stock of L. J. Simpson. Mr. Best has taken charge as manager. The mill has a cutting capacity of about 70,000 feet a day. It is understood that the intention is to double the capacity of the mill as soon as the lumber market improves. Planting New Orchards. Central Point. The dividing of large farms into small borne truer tli nlnt. ing of orchards, the rapid development of mining and timoer properties, tbe building of substantial factories, busi ness blocks and residences, the installa tion of a modern waterworks unltn and other public improvements, and tbe puvuuiucuu lucrcw to population are factors in continued prosperity of Cen tral Point ' IMPROVING FAIR GROUNDS. New Sewer System, New Entrance and Many New Buildings. K torn Work has been started on the svstem of sewerage authorized by the last legislature for the state iair, and the fair grounds wil present a busy s?ene to visitors until the fair opens on Monday, September 13. Besides 3o con victs emploved on the grounds, Secre tarv Frank Welch had advertised that as "manv men will be employed in dig ging ditches as can be hired for 5 cts. an hour. A 22 inch sewer will be laid from the fair grounds through north Sa lem to the site of the new Deaf Mute school, where the state board of agri culture will cooperate with the state board of education n the completion of the project. The sewer will run from the Deaf Mute school, thence to the river about one mile and a half from the fair grounds. The sewer for the fair grounds was almost demanded by the state board of health. Besides benefiting the state institutions, for which it was primarily constructed to serve, it will give the city of Salem additional needed sewer age, and those property owners who have donated right of way will be priv ileged to use the sewer. A mammoth entrance is being built which gives the grounds this year a more imposing appearance from the out side. Several new buildings are under course of constriction that will give more room for the display of exhibits. All the work is under contract to be finished by September 13, at which time the fair is billed to open for one week. The entries are beginning to come in, and the office lorce at the fair grounds is swamped with work attend ing to the classification of the stock entries. It is believed the fair this year will easily surpass all previous exhibi tions. R ght of Way Causes Suit. Madras, Or. W. E. Ellis and wife, who have a place two miles southwest of Madras, were served with summons in a condemnation suit by Deputy Sheriff J. C. Bobinson, for right of way of the Deschutes Bailroad company over their land. There was a wide difference between the price offered by the right of way agent and that asked by the owner of the land. The case will come up for consideration at the October term oi the circuit court in CTOok county. Bailroad engineers have commenced to set grade stakes for the Harriman road, and it is presumed construction work will begin in a few days on both sides of Willow Creek canyon, north and south of this place. Harbor Work Will Begin. Marshfield. Word having been re ceived here that the Supreme Court had sustained the decision of Judge Coke, holding that the port commission law is valid, work will at once be started by the Coos Bay commissioners. The com mission lias power to tax property in the district, but also they are empow ered to raise $500,000 on a bond issue, and tins will give them an opportunity to get funds immediately. Extensive work in the way of harbor improve ments will be carried out. 400 Acres in Spuds. Union. Over 400 acres of potatoes in the vicinity of Union this season prom ise a bumper crop and the quality will be first-class. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Track prices: New crop, bluestem, 94c; club, 88c; Ted Russian, ou.c-, auey, siuc; uurnev red, SSc; 40- fnlH K01 ' ' Barley Feed, 25.502C; brewing, S"fi r,(lfn 7 nor ton 61 Oats September, 2".50(a2S.50 per inn Corn Whole, $35; cracked, $36 per Millstuffs Bran, 26 per ton; mid dlings, 33; sorts, J29W32; chop, t2 fa 29; rolled barley, 29(5.30. Hay Now crop": Timothv, Willam ette Valley. $12(516 per ton; Eastern Oregon, 17ol8; mixed, 15.50(al6.50; alfalfa, 13.50; clover, llgl3f cheat, Grain Bags 6Jc each. Butter City creamery, extras, 33c; fancy outside creamerv, 27(5;31ic per pound; store, 21(n22c (Butte"r fat pri ees average 11c per pound under reg ular butter prices.) Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 28(5) 29- per dozon. Poultry Hens, lGffilCje: Springs, 16 fclOlc; roosters, 910c; ducks, young, 14c: geese, young, 10c; turkeys, 20c: sqnabs, $1.75(5 2 per dozen. Pork Fancy, U(a 111c per pound. Veal Extra, 9j(5 10c per pound. Fresh F ruits Apples, new, $1(5 2 per rAlf' tl-75'2 per box; peaches, o0crfo$1.10 per crate; cantalonps. $1.50 (a 2.50 Tier crate: nlnm. ir.r rr- box; watermelons, Iffilje per pound grapes, 60c(g$1.75; casabas, $1.50 per dozen. Pota toes Oregon potatoes. 3e per ponnd. rininn. Vam. 1 n , ..o. x.to per sacx. V egetables Beans, 4fa5c; cabbage, 1 mile ner nonnrt- .tn.-... per dozen: celery, 50c(a$l per dozen; corn, lo(520e per dozen; cucumbers, 10 (a Joe per dozen; lettuce, hothouse 1 r... u.Uu, lijmiijc per dozen: narslev. !; th a,. " ' pound; peppers, 5(5l0c per pound; rad ishes, loc per dozen; spinach, 5e per pound; squah, 5e; tomatoes, 75c Cattl Stw.ru ' v.viu,.oij; iair to CTOOiL t47i,4 9T.. o J-i . " vuuimuu, CO. Ola, 4' cows.top, $3.40(5.3.65: fair to good,'$3 ,,.,, i meaium, f2.5U(a2 75 calyes, top, $5(55.50; heaw, $3.50(54: i2t'2.50 "' 2-75(3-!; ommon; $3.5053., o; ewes, e less on ali grades' yearlings, best, $4; fair to good, $T50 3..5; Spring lambs. $5.25(5.5.60 Hogs Best, $8.75: fair to good M-ffl 508; stockers, $67; Chin. faU, fi - I0JJ? re'eivea Independ ence that Miles Porterfield had central ted to deliver 20.000 ponas 0f new MAKES NEW RECORD Hubert Latham, French Aviator, Out does Paulham. Bethanv Aviation Field, Bheims, Aug. 27. Hubert Latham, the French avi ator, today took glorious revenge for the hard luck he experienced in his re cent attempts to cross the English Chan nel by establishing a new world's rec ord for distance, 154 kilometers, 650 meters, or 95.88 miles. Latham covered 15 laps, or 150 kilometers, in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 9 seconds, and' the full dis tance in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 9 3-5 sec onds, which are also world's records. The flight was at the rate of about 6SJ kilometers an hour, as compared with 531 made by Wright at Lemans and a fraction under 50 made by Paulham yes terdav. Nothing could have exceeded the beauty and impressiveness of the pro longed flight. In grace or lines no other aeroplane here compares with Latham's monoplane. The slightly tilted planes from the long skiff-like hodv cive it the resemblance, when close, to a winged canoe; while sailing high up in the air, it looks from the distance like a mammoth dragon. For an hour, with fluttering wings, like a living thing, it fought its way against the storm of wind and rain at an average height of 150 feet, mounting higher as the wind rose, until at the worst of the storm, it rose fully 1000 feet. Latham earlv in the dav, with No. 13, an aeroplane of the same type, made a flight of more than 70 kilometers, and after he had finished. Count de Lambert covered 116 kilometers, 72.73 miles, in commanding fashion. The flights there fore in a single day totaled more than 210 miles. HAVOC WITH MOORS. Spanish Artillery Kills Hundreds, and Moors Mutilate Prisoners. Lisbon, Aug. 27. Special dispatches received here from Melilla say the fight ing is general on tbe Moroccan coast. The new Spanish artillery has wrought terrible haoc among the Moors, who have lost 1000 men in the last three davs. The Spanish casualties amount to 350. A Spanish column has destroyed three villages near Bestmga. A Moorish deserter who has come into the Spanish lines declares the Spanish prisoners, after being horribly turtured aud mutilated, are decapitated and their bodies flung into a hole on Mount uu ruga. Estimates place the number of hpanisn prisoners at 1000. The water being doled out to tbe Spanish troops is insufficient, and driven by their overwhelming thirst they have drunk from stagnant pools. Many cases of poisoning have resulted. Already 53 muu nave died iroiu this cause. ZEPPELIN EN VOYAGE. Starts on 450-Mile Trip With Berlin as Objective Point. Friederichshnfen. Anrr "7 Tlio Hr igible balloon Zeppelin III started to night for Berlin. The course will be via Nuremburg, Leipsic and Bitterfield, about 450 miles. The run to Bitterfield will be made without stop and the air ship probably will arrive there after nightfall. It will remain r Kittrfi,.lH until Sunday to replenish, the gas and ut-uiiue suppiy ana men will take on v.uum iepjienn, wno will pilot the alii to Berlin. The crew rnnmat nf nnl enough men to manage the airship, the emmem rejecting applications of utucrs vug wisnea to make the trip. Oregon Man Champion. Camp Perry, O., Aug. 27. The na tional rifle matches xn nnlij day. In the individual match another world s record was made. A young rifleman from the United States Naval Academy, Midshipman H. O. Boesche, of Oregon, who won the governor's match last week, made the cuiarivuuie score oi ja out of a pos sible 2U0 at slow fire in the 200, 600 8U0 and 1000-yard targets, therebv win ning the $20 prize for the uighest slow fire score. Boesche also won th nui.i. pr . lng b'i eomnetitnrd .i score of 330, which is 30 above the score by which Lieutenant A. D. Bothrock, of jiiio, xook the honors last year. Invest eate Pan Tan. Spokane, Wash.. An?. 27. u,nr iratt today appointed a committee of nve prominent citizens to investigate the Panta PantnU' p-,. . ,, I . . lVULlVt&l BO- ciety, alleged to have been organized ... ana BpeClai interests bv securing the - , , ir """ hi. ui na mem bers to public offices. The mayor has iiuiuea investigation under consideration fnr ; ir. .. . Litnr. xie urges the committee, all of whom have agreed ' T morongn ana impar tial inquiry. Testimony will have to be voluntary, as the committee has not j.ci iu suDpena witnesses. Brooklyn Babes Paralytics. -,tw iork, Aue. 27. f ft, onn children in a limited district of Brook- i. T wcke '''thin the last few davs With n fnn. , - 1 luiauLiie pa- ralysis. Not even the healthiest children fu JSTl' ,rom the eP'demic and bottle-fed babies seem the most susceptible. ill v .--- "" ui me victims w be crippled for life. Great diffi- e herT!:0fo;e ha8 been found i checking the disease because little has ture. eanse and na- Only Bathing Suits Left. XiflfraroH L. T - i TV,- . v ""e, unt., Ang. 27. Park ona Hotel at Chautauqua hnt persons irom the hotel were in bathing or on the golf links or tAnma t.. .. e-"" tarted. Several Tomen Yes? $ TtCr wgeaPt the bthin tb O" Trophies in Good Condition. VVashifltT trt A n 7 rta . . hw rvi iT 1De 8klns sent hLleLBo.!el.?ro African thT vf.- I 7, loaa" Packed at vL?": "Pe-nien. . .uu in gooa condition. OPERATIONS! 1 Oxygen Tanks, Cot and Arrive at Ardep. SECRET THOROUGHLY GHAEDQ Though Family Seem, Optimifi Denies It, Indication. Poi,,, Approaching Operation. Arden. V. T Ann m . F, H. Harriman 'a ailment whau true condition, the public BT? Mtil he anl his family tu announcement is opponjT1 f avenues of infnrmntu. !! guarded today, but rumors broadcast that Mr Mo:.. FA 1 'man T9 ihni to lift nilPrttVaxt nnnn fin.- QX was strengthened by the' smTt? of two oxygen tanks and a eollapZ! cot such as 18 HRlvl n , 1"I luiuciucni wun we arrival of IU requisites to an operation cam. men from Xew York .r" , ui mem tt, rymg what appeared to be a black M. of a surgeon. One nf !, . H said, was Dr. Georire V fv;iu land, an eminent socialist in abdoJIS surgery. According to report, he summoned to assist Dr. W G i ,u , Vnrfc vki, 1... , , ". r " " -nr. Kim. man 's physician throughout his ilhJT Mr. Gerry denied the operatioi 72 port and said Dr. Lyle was the b physician in attendance. ' A. C. For, superintendent of tat tato, confirmed Mr. Gerrv's statem- 'The stories that Mr. Harrimaa ka a critical condition are not founiM a fact." said Mr. Ford . i... . grip when he shakes hands and U ut:ttrB urigmer. The impression grows that an anm. tion of Some character is to be pa formed on Mr. Harriman, hut deuia are well-nigh impossible to obtain. FARMAN BEATS THEM ALL. Unpretentious Englishman Wins Aero plane Grand Prize. Bethany Aviation Field, Kheims, Aug. 28. Henry Farman, the English ti. ator, a hitherto unknown quantity ii the aviation contest, in a biplane of kit own design, broke the world's retoidi for duration of flight and distance in i heavier-than-air machine today and wo the grand prix de la Champagne tie endurance test by a remarkable flight officially recorded as ISO kilometer! (111.78 miles) in 3 hours 4 minute Tift 9.n unnnila 11a .... 1 1 .A J v ... . . V. HI I U 111 I J W.GICU U extra ten kilometers and remained ii the air 10 minutes after 7:30 this eve ing, the hour that the timekeeper!, under the rules, ceased to keep a rec ord of the flight. Farman 'a victory was a complete nr prise. He had been preparing hit in chine secretly and had not appeared upon the field untd today, except for a few practice flights, and had been al most forgotten. Indeed, after he start ed, keeping close to the ground, while Latham and the others were soaring high in the air, Farman attracted no at-' tention until he had flown 80 kilo moters. Then, suddenly, the watehen woke up only to discover that he had gone out carrying petrol enough for tit hours' flight and equipped with a cool ing revolting motor. BIG TREES IN DANGER. Forest Fire in Yosemite Rapidly Ap proaching Merced Grove. Tosemite, Cal., Aug. 28. The for est fire which started yesterday in the Tosemite National, park is completely beyond control tonight and is sweep ing up the canyon toward tlie famoo Merced grove of big trees. The flaawt are within two or three miles of the grove and are being carried in that di rection. The hotel at El Porta, whiek was threatened during the day, ii rt of danger. The fire has taken a directioa at northerly right angles to the Toseniitt valley, toward the Merced and T olumne big trees and the Letch Hefchj valley, whence San Francisco's net water supply is to come. The fire start ed a few feet from EI Portal sUti within a stone's throw of the hotel The long grass was ignited from gPsn from a locomotive fire-box and had gained uncontrollable headway bcf" the danger was realized. Lash for Yourg Thug. Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 28. For best ing a stranger into insensibility, thet robbing him and leaving him without aid, Clay Beers, 21 years old, was today sentenced by Judge Mclnnes to sevea years penal servitude and 10 laalw within the first 21 days ot his confine ment. The crime was committed re cently in Stanley Park and the sentew is the first of its kind imposed w city for robbery with violence. Thii i Beers' first offense, but the judge stated that such a crime had not a single re deeming feature. Almost Swims Channel. Dover, Aug. 28. Edward HeatoB, of Liverpool, came within a mile and half of swimming the English channel today. He gave up the attempt wk within that distance of the French coast this evening. He was favored with ideal conditions. Jabes Wolffe, who started from l"" er at 4 P. M. yesterday to a1"1" channel to France, was compelled w give up after having covered 13 m"" in eight hours. Bumper Crop in Canada. Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 28.-Sy7 Fisher, dominion minister of fF1'. ture, estimates Canada's yield of for this vear conservatively st 1- 000,000 bushels, and stated today P his arrival here that he believes wen is every indication for a highly w' ful season for farmers throughout w west.