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Keny Items Gathered from AD
Parts ol toe World.
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
Great Britain will turn over the Es
quimau naval station to the Canadian
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
Ad Arizona man has built an airship
in whiefc be flew eight miles and landed
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 '
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.
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
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, $1.50 per
Pota toes Oregon
potatoes. 3e per ponnd.
rininn. Vam. 1 n ,
..o. x.to per sacx.
V egetables Beans, 4fa5c; cabbage, 1
mile ner nonnrt- .tn.-...
per dozen: celery, 50c(a$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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Oxygen Tanks, Cot and
Arrive at Ardep.
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.
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.
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

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