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EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from
Parts of tbe World.
PREPARED FOR THE BUST READER
Less Important but Not Lest Inter
esting Happenings from Points
Outside the State.
The 8-year-old ion of Genera Funs-
ton la dead.
A Chicago judge has ruled that gold
in ine teetn is not attachable.
The Swiss watch making industry
has shrunken to half its one-time size
Another West Point cadet has been
probably fatally injured in a football
game.
A runaway auto at New York killed
one man anu iataiiy injureu
others.
Portland is likely to face a milk
famine following the cleaning up of
dairies.
King Menelik, of Abysinnia, has
been stricken with apoplexy and his
death is probable.
Speaker Cannon ridicules the
that he is to be retired by the
house and defies his opponents.
Alabama is facing a deficit of
idea
next
SI.
000,000 and nothing in sight
which to pay current expenses.
with
A passenger train on the Wabash
road was derailed near Pattensburg,
Mo., and a dozen passengers injured
Inh a speceh at New Orleans Taft
again declared congress has shamefully
neglected me improvement 01 tne riv
era.
New York is to Bpend $15,000,000 in
improving and extending BUbways
Governor Willson, of Kentucky, has
been asked to furnish troops to sup
press night-riders.
A California Chinaman has secured
a patent on a machine which will
measure celestial distances.
Troon have haen ordered to Rosin
Wyo., to restrain sheepmen and cattle
men xrom engaging in a range war,
Chicago business men do not blame
Crane, the recalled Chinese minister,
and think he was unfairly dealt with
General Estrada proposes to divide
Nicaragua and make a separate repub
lie of the provinces on the Atlantic
side.
Conductors, firemen and engineers of
the railroads east of tbe Mississippi
are about to demand an increase
wages.
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Naval officers in Greece started a
mutiny and seized an arsenal, but were
beaten in a battle with the army and
surrendered.
Two book t windier s have been found
guilty in Chicago. They are said
have secured nearly $500,000 from
business men thrnutrhniit tha enuntm
o j
by posing as publishers .of a business
aireciory.
John D. Rockefeller has sriven SI.
000,000 to fight the hookworm in the
ooutn.
Iowa women have resolved to adopt
militant methods in their fight for
suffrage.
The church and state controversy in
France has been revived by the school
question.
The murder of Prince I to has been
traced to a plot in Corea and a revolt
is expected.
Judge H. II. Lurton, of the United
Mates Circuit court of Tennessee, ii
proposed for supreme judge.
The Dry Farming congress at Bill
inga. Mont.. Dassed resolutions con.
demning the methods of the Interior
department.
The will of the late Dr. Shoemaker.
of Wilkesbarre, Pa., provides for over
$500,000 for the medical department
ox i aie university.
The Northern Pacific has innounced
maanv chanirea in officials and will
spend large sums in the betterment of
tne line in tne west.
Patten cleared annrnxlmatalv si
000,000 on cotton through the recent
aavance in price. He Is said to have
made $12,000,000 this year in his
peculations.
A San Diego, Cal., woman died from
fright on seeing a dog fight.
The caar and King Victor have
agreed on a policy for the Balkans.
De la Grange, the French aviator,
has made 64 miles an hour in hia mon
oplane. Senator Newlands says it will be too
great a burden to place a ship subsidy
law in force.
Prince I to was regarded almost uni
versally in Corea as the real benefactor
of that country.
The government's prosecution of the
sugar trust may fail because of the
limitation statute.
The United States Steel corporation
shows greatly increased dividends for
the quarter just ended.
Joseph Suter, who accompanied Dr.
Cook to Mount McKInley, says the ex
plorer did not reach the summit.
A thief looted the Cheyenne, Wyo,,
pesthous of all the furniture, which
be sold to a second band store. i
FAVORS WARRANT PLAN.
Senator Carter Proposes Method to
Obviate Bond Issue.
Denver, Nov. 1. United States Sen
ator Thomas C. Carter, of Montana,
chairman of the senate committee on
irrigation and reclamation of arid
lands, arrived in Denver this morning,
several others of the committee arriv
ing later in the day.
"There are projects now under way,"
said Senator Carter, "which call for
the expenditure of between $40,000,000
and $50,000,000 for enterprises which
ought to be niBhed to completion im
mediately, in order to open up homes
for the settlers and to provide for re
plenishing of the reclamation fund.
"It has been suggested that govern.
ment bonds be issued to provide the
capital necessary. My own idea is that
warrants issued against the reclama
tion fund would Berve the purpose
equally well.
"There haa alrpadv heen evnenripd on
the Pathfinder system in Wyoming $1,-
UUU.uuu, but until the distributing sys
tem is completed there will be no pay
ments collected Dy tne government.
' The Salt river protect will rennire
an expenditure of more than $3,000,
000. Tin to thin time 2.000.000 hna
been expended and the dam which im
bounds 1.000. (10(1 acre feet of water m
just bo much dead effort unleBS we go
lurtner immediately and place the wa
ter on tne land.
BUILD FREIGHT AIRSHIP.
Pioneer Aeronaut Believes He Has
Problem Solved.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 1. After
60 years of activity in the field of con
struction Professor Thaddeus S. C.
Lowe, of Pasadena, announces that he
is about to complete the labor of his
life and give to the world a practical
freight-carrying air craft.
"The day of experimenting has pass-
ed," said Professor Lowe today, "and
I hope before long to be able to start
the largest practical airship the world
has ever seen on a trip to the Atlantic
coast."
While the plans of the nirqhin nm m
yet a guarded secret the inventor has
shown them to General Allen, chief of
the United States signal service, and
to tbe Dractical minds that have ron
Ceived and reviewed them thev rontain
no flaws desitined to prove fatal in the
nnai test.
11 VOU Will imagine that I hud in
my balloon car when I went up for re-
connoissance with General M:Clellan
the 100 or 1R0 horaenowar motor
gines of 1909, you will see that I could
nave ended tne civil war in a week. .
will be able to carry 20 tone on my ex
perimentai airship," he said.
BLIND MAN READS MINDS.
Russian Studies Medicine Throueh
His Sixth Sense.
Chicago. Nov. 1. Blind from hirlh
but able through telepathy to take the
ainerent courses oi medicine and sur
gery Without Btudv. is the remarkahl
condition of J. W. Bowlotin, a student
in the Chicago College of Medicine and
surgery.
Bowlotin. avounc Russian aaaarta
that through a sixth BenBe, which he
cannot explain, he can read the minds
of bis friends and classmates, and in
than manner acauire from them the
knowledge they obtained through hard
study.
H. Wolk. a roommate of the mvata
rlous blind student, said yeBterday that
aiier completing his studies for an
evening, Bowlotin, even though no con
versation had passed between them
would be familiar with the atihient
wnicn ne i wolk) had been lead no-
Bowlotin does not believe hia nnwer ii
anything supernatural nor anything bt.
yond what any man could do if he
would think hard.
"Tbe whole thine- is largely a thino-
ox memory ana sound reasoning," he
said. "With Wolk here I get along
niceiy. we understand each other
thoroughly.
Is it true that Wolk reada raada l
himself and VOU understand what ha i
reading?"
He replied that it was.
Fire Sweeps Black Hills.
Deadwood. S. D.. Nov. 1. No I ana
than aix forest fires are now hnralns
in the Black Hills, and damage already
oone win run into hundreds of thous
ands of dollars. The moat Berious one
near Pactola. is still unchecked. The
Deadwood office of the forest service
has been notified of a fire hnrnino-
north oi Custer, another east nf (Till
City, one between Mystic and Merritt,
ana still another near Merritt. The
Homestake mine force at Pactola has
been recalled to save its timber re-
serves.
Nino Lives Lost in Fire.
SL JohnBburv. VL. Nov. 1. Whan
the ruins of the Citizens Savings Bank
block were thoroughly searched todav
it was learned that nine lives had been
lost in the fire which practically de-
itroyed the principal buildings of thia
town early today. Two other persons
were probably fatally burned. The
property loss il estimated at sKO nnn
Of the dead, two neranna fall from tha
upper stories while seven were burned
to aeain. .
Spain Suspends Cases.
Barcelona. Nov. 1. Premier Moret
telegraphed today to the authorities
here to suspend the execution of all
court martial casees until they could
be examined by the governmeont
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
IRRIGATION IN MALHEUR.
Private Company Planning to Water
150,000 Acres.
oaiem According to advices re
ceived in the office of the state en
gineer at Salem, Trowbridge & Niver,
a private reclamation rnmnnnu with
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splendid record, is conducting a survey
oi a tract, including about 150,000
acres or. and land, some of which is in
Malheur county in this state and some
in Idaho. The obiect ia tn loom
through the results of the surveys if it
WOUId DO leaBlble to Start & reclama
tion project covering this territory.
ine iBnd wnicn is receiving the at
tention of the reclamation comnanir'a
engineers lies bweteen the Owyhee and
anaice rivers. The water for irriga
tion will probably be taken from the
uwyhee river. The project is in its
incipient stage, and no definite infor
mation as to the Diana of TrnwhriHo-e
oi iNiver can De obtained.
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According to State Encrinaer T-atnia
the work done by Trowbridge & Niver,
has proved highly satisfactory and in
those districts in Idaho where tbe firm
has already accomplished hia results
the people of the state prefer the com
pany's operations to the United States
government's projects.
1 he day after Oregon s new water
law Went into effect last anrinir Trn.
bridge & Niver sent a party of sur
veyors and engineers into the Owyhee
river valley to take observations. The
work has been continued until the
present, which leads the state engineer
to oeneve tnat the private company
will shortly take un a laro-e front in
this state for reclamation.
TUNNEL THROUGH MOUNTAINS
Indications Point to Hue-a Unrlartak
ing by O. R. & N.
Pendleton Rumors in local railroad
circles here predict the greatest rail
road undertaking that has taken place
in this Section Of the state for vaarR
of which the crew of surveyors which
are now working on the Stanfield
Coyote cutoff are the vanguard. This
underaking includes, among other ac
tive changes and improvements, tun
neling through the Blue mountains and
tbe elimination of several bad trades
tor tne purpose or shortening the time
ana distance Petween Chicago and
Portland.
TblB tunnel, which nf neoaaaitv
would he from three to five miles in
length, would accomplish much in the
saving of time and power. By pushing
up uutcner creek: canyon and there en
tering the mountains, the wnrat r.art
of the grade and many windings would
pe eliminated, and on the east side of
the mountain the famous Kamela hill
would be avoided and the distance from
Huron to La Grande reduced to 12
miles.
Rumor also sava that conairiarahla
work will be done on Tellocasset hill.
between Union and Baker City. It is
believed that surveying camps will be
established at Duncan and Encina and
at other points within thn nsit fan
days. If these improvements are ac
tually contemplated bv the O. R. & N..
it ia evident that it ia not the i ntan.
tion of the officials to divert freight or
passenger business down thn Knnlra
river, as has been proposed.
Will Prevent Floods.
Athena A number of teama hnva
been at work the past month straight
ening the part of Wild Horse that runs
through the Property of the Athana
Land & Trust company, and through
the city park. The creek has been
changed in many places and made much
wider and deeper. William Rnnh h..
charge of the work, and assures the
land company and park commission that
when it is finished it will ha onffi.;t
-w UHlllblCK,
to carry all the flood waters that come
down the in wet season and have here
tofore flooded the valley.
Own Valuable Gold Mine.
Albany The directors of tha M..t.
can mines, owned bv r.inn
havejuBt received word and assays
xrom ineir mine showincr thou hu.
A ll . . . "
struck a vein which o-rva stins on A
the ton of free milling ore. The letter
O " w. (A
stated that the mine is one of the great
est in Old Mexico. Considerable Btock
in the enterprise is held hv Alhano
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peupie. ut. j. Li. nm or this city, is
the president Fred Wara
and L. E. Blain one of the directors.
Big Potato at Elgin.
Elgin What ia thought tn, h k
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largest potato in the world is on exhi-
Dition ny the Commercial club here.
It weighs eight pounds and
Iy oversizes anv ooUtn Avar crpnwn r-9
which there is record. At the World'a
fair in Chicago the prize for the larg
est potato was secured bv Dunham
Wright, of Medical Springs, in thia
county, who showed a potato which
weighed 6, pounds. The Elgin mon
ster beats this.
Top Price for Peach Trees.
Talent C M. I.ea h aM
awe IVUI
acres of peach orchard to C W. Hope
lor $3,000. The tract is set to new
varieties. Sixtv trees nrlh.
gate variety are three years old: 80
trees two years old are of the Sooner
variety. The rest a ..j t
different varieties.
Eastern Man Buys Orchard.
Hood River Twantv r u.
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Klemmer place on the west side have
been Bold for $17,000. The trees are
two and three year old Spitxenberg and
Newtown trees. The purchaser is H.
W. Rodamar. who racantis
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Iowa.
BIG SHEEP DEAL IS MADE.
.Young Rancher Buys 2,600 Ewes at
$5 25 Each.
Heppner One of the biggest sheep
aeaia tnat has Peen made in this sec
tion this season has just been consum
mated. Jim t arley, one of the pro
gressive young sheep men of this sec.
tion, bought 2,500 head of 1 and 2-
year-old ewes from Molahan & Bryne
at $5.25 per head. The deal involved
an investment of about X14.000 hv Mr.
Farley, but he figures that the increase
and wool will make him a nrnfit al.
though the price paid is about the top
notcn. wnn tne present outlook lor
wool prices and the general upward
tendency of the stock sheep market,
the price paid by Mr. Farley is not con
sidered too high.
Another sale involving over $6,000
was made the latter part of last week
by the purchase by Paul Hisler of 2,000
lamps irom Manse Neel. of Lone Kock.
This was a splendid band of lambs
which will be fed by Mr. Hisler at his
Butter creek ranch. The ' price nid
was $3.15 per bead.
Start Roseburg-Coos Bay Survey.
Marshfield That six or eight survey
ing forces will he nut in the field with.
in 10 days to Burvey the proposed elec
tric line from Coos bav to RoRehuro-. ia
stated by J. H. Somera, who represents
locally the promoters of the road.
Messrs. Haas and Kuettner, of Port
land. Mr. Somers left for Portland on
business connected with the road Ha
states that the matter of the bond will
be satisfactorily arranged and gives
assurance that there will be no delay
in tne work ox starting the survey.
Good Roads Are Agitated.
Pendleton That the good roads cam
paign inaugurated rerontlo hv tha
County Good Roads association is to be
wageu reientiesaiy in every part of the
county was indicated at the last meet
ing of the association. A vice nreai.
dent was appointed for each nracinct
and, aside from spreading the gospel of
gooa roaas. ne Will be evnertjui tr tnrm
suDorainaie organization in bis neigh
oornooa. Ihis will be followed by
rousing meetings in which the entire
county will participate.
Farmers to Build Road.
Pendleton That the projected farm
era' railroad from Umatilla to Milton
will be constructed as far as Cold
Springs dam. if he has to hnilH it. him.
sen, was tne statement made by A. A.
coie, local stockman and capitalist,
who is one of the leaders in the move
ment. The Proposed route nf tha
extends almost directly across the cen
ter or tne government project from
Umatilla to the hio- reaarvnir anrl
dam.
Car Shortrge Affects Union.
La Grande The car ahnrtafvA rt tuA
Northwest is beinsr Iceenlv fait !
according to the statements of some of
the large shippers from thia
Only two cars per day could be secured
to amp tne large quantity ot hops from
the Wallowa valley.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Bluestem. 1167)1.03? elnh
92c; red Russian, 90c; valley, 91c;
fife, 92c; Turkey red, 92c; 40-fold, 95c.
Barley Feed, $26.5027 per ton;
brewing, $27.50.
Oats No. 1 white. S28rff)2S -fifl war
ton.
Corn Whole. 35 npr tnn iromA
$36. ' ' ' "v"
Hav Timothv. Willamatta o.n..
$14(3)17 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $18
20; alfalfa, $1516; clover, $14;
cheat, $13(5114.60; grain hay, $1415.
cutter city creamery, extras. 36c
per pound; fancy outside creamery,
33(?l36c: store. 22ffi24c. Rut to, fat
prices average lkc per nonnd nnriar
regular butter prices.
fcggs Oregon, 3536c per dozen.
Poultry Hens. lBffiilRo? a nr infra
14rtI15c; roosters. 9(3)1 0c: duclca. IK
(r?16c; geese, 10c; turkeys, 16
iiiitc; squaDS, $i.7o2 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, 9(3)9 per pound
Veal Extra, 10llc per pound.
fruits Apples, $12 per box:
pears, $1011.60: grapes. fiOcfifSl 2K
per crate, ioc per basket; casabas,
$1.25i!1.60 per dozen; quinces, $1(3)
1.25 per box; cranberries, $8.509
per barrel.
Potatoes 60(65c per sack, sweet
potatoes, i ?4 (szc per pound.
Sack Vegetables Tnmina
per sack; carrots, $1; beets, $1.25;
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rutaDagaa, i.iu.
Onions Oregon, $11.25 per sack.
vegetables Artichokes. XO n
aozen ; cBDDage, ?i(gic per pound;
caunnower, u((tauc per dozen; celery,
50r?85c: corn. t1vn 2K nap manV .
Dorseraaisn, (;-iuc per dozen: Pep
pers, oiocper pound; pumpkins, 13J
lc: radishes. lEcnerdncan. mnnf.
g((f9c per pound; squash, $11.10: to
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matoes, 4U(I bUC.
Hops 1909 crop, 2426cper pound;
1908 crop, 20c; 1907 crop, 12c: 1906
crop, 8c.
Wool Eastern Oreiran. IfiV.fMc tvo
O fV4
pound ; mohair, choice, 24c.
Cattle Beat steers, $4.75; fair to
good, $4(3)4.60; medium and feeders,
$3.25(-i 3.75; best cows, $3.60; fair to
good, $3(3)3.25; common, $2.50(3:2.75;
bulls, $2(32.50; stags, $2.50(3.3.60;
calves, light, $5.25(35.60; heavy, $4
4.75.
Hoga Best, $7.858.05; blockers,
$7.25(3,7.50; atockera, $66.
Sheep Best wethera. Si.RntA Kn-
fair to good, $3.75(54; best ewes, $3.75
pe; lairtogood, ss.503.75: Iambs,
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ERA OF LOW MORTALITY.
It Has Been Reached by the Civilized
World.
Washington, Oct. 29. "The civ
ilized world has indeed arrived at an
era of low mortality."
This conclusion is stated in census
bureau bulletin No. 104, on mortality
statistics for 1908, prepared by Dr.
Cressy L. Wilbur, chief statistician fur
vital statistics under Director Durand,
who has transmitted it to Secretary
Nagel, of the department of commerce
and labor.
The death rate of the registration
state in 1908 was 15.3 per 1,000 of
population, which was slightly lower
than that for the entire registration
area, 15.4 per 1,000, and it is the low-
est on record. Dr. Wilbur states it is
probably the lowest death rate that
has ever occurred in the United States.
The death rate of the rural portions
of these states was still lower, being
only 14 per 1,000. while that of the
urban population was 16.5 per 1,000;
the latter including all cities having a
population of 8,000 or more inhabitants
in 1900, and being, as usual, some
what creater than the rural rata Such
rates would have seemed quite out of
tne question a lew years ago.
Nearly one-fifth of all the deaths
that occurred were those of infants
uander one year of age and over one-
iourtn are oi cniidren less than
vears of age.
Nearly one-fourth of all deaths rec-
. o
istered were those of persons born out
side oi tne united States. Tbe states
having the largest proportion of
native-born Americans of native stock
are, Dr. Wilbur states, the ones in
which it is tbe most difficult to secure
the passage of effective recistration
laws. Therefore, the actual mortality
of Americans of native parentage is
not fully represented in the rao-iatra.
tion area, although over two-thirds of
a.1 jji .
tne aeams registered were oi native
born persons and one-third were of na
tive-porn witn native parents.
It appears that the month of maxi
mum mortality in 1908 was January,
with 67.763 deaths and that of mini.
mum mortality was June, with 49,701
aeatns.
ZELAYA BOTTLED UP.
Insurgents Have Nicaraguan President
in Tight Place.
New Orleans, Oct 2. Passengers
arriving today on the steamer Impera
tor from Bluefields, Nicaragua, report
mat, wnen they Jen tiluehelds three
days ago, President Zelaya was virtu
any Dottied up at Managua. A gene
rai advance Dy ueneral Ustrada ib be
ing Checked bv want of ammunition
Several of the passengers on the Im
perator stated that general news of
the revolutionary movement was unre
liable, as tne revolutionists were in
clined to exaggerate their successes,
Ibey said their own assertions regard
ing the serious situation faced by Pres
loent z,eiava were based on their nor.
Bonai observations.
Captain John Pederson. master of
the Imperator. said General EntrnHa
had already established a provisional
government over urayton, Cape Gra
cias, Bluefields and Rama. The atrict
est discipline was being maintained.
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an suioons were closed at nightfall and
arunxennesB ana disorders were imma
diatelv suppressed.
Captain Pedersen confirmed tha A a.
sociated Press dispatches from Port
Cortes telling of the capture and hold
ing of a launch sent by the revolution
ary leaders to Port Barrios. The
launch, he said, was to have brought i
large Bupply of ammunition to the in
surgents.
De Lara Out on Bonds.
Los Angeles. Oct. 29. T. Rnitarr.
ae Liara, tne Mexican attorney held by
the United States immio-ratinn authn.
ities on charges of being an anarchist
aim inegaiiy in tnia country, was re
leased from iail todav on 3 nnn Knnd
pending his hearing before Chief In
spector Ridgway, of the immigration
service. De Lara's bond was signed
"J V. Ii. nevnoias. a nrnminant onH
wealthy hardware merchant, and Al
fred M. Salyer, a well-known local bus
iness man.
Battleship Plans Stolen.
London, Oct. 29. Discussing a
re-
cent rumor in the house of commons
today, Reginald McKenna, first lord of
me admiralty, admitted that confidon
tial drawings havintr tn An nitl. tk.
construction of the Dreadnaught cruis.
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inuuiuiutuie uaa disappeared. H
added, however, that na p.:f,nw
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battleship had been in commission for
Bome time tne missing plans had lost
mucn ot weir value. The loss of the
sketches has resulted in tha nanal sug
gestion that they have found their way
Mia uauua ui me viermans.,
Indefatigable Is Launchea.
Devonport, England, Oct 29. The
new Indefatigable, a l.. u
proved battleship-cruiser of the In.
vincible class, waa launched today.
This vessel will comniata tha
of battleshin-cruisera nf thia t.w. j
. jjnj un
signed for the British navy. The In-
aeiatigabie has a displacement of 19 -
000 tons. 45.000 hnraannma. --J '
planned speed of 25 knots an hour
Her length is 570 feet. Kha wbb 1.1.1
down in January.
Epidemic Hits Academy.
Atlanta. Ga.. Oct. 20. rh. -L
dents of the Georgia Mil
J vsnjciur
near here, were rushed to the city to
day suffering from an illneaa which
has affected the school n .nini.
form. They were distributed among
several hospitals. The nature of their
illneaa baa not been learned.
TO HELP WEST COAST
Immediate Appropriations Neces
sary for Commerce.
NEEDED TO SECURE CANAL TRADE
Congress Must Change Plans if Coun
try's to Receive Any Marked
Benefits of Work.
Washington, Oct. 30. "The Pacific
Coast harbors need immediate appro
priations from congress to deepen
them and provide for commerce
through the Panama canal. Portland,
Tacoma, Seattle, Grays Harbor, San
Diego. Los Angeles. Oakland and R.
reka must be provided for more liber
ally in the future if the Western coast
is to reap the full benefit of the great
Isthmian cut now being made. The
Sacramento and San Joaquin, the Co
lumbia and Snake rivers on the west
ern slope traverse a country that, ia En
veloping too fast to wait for appropri
ations maae in tne old manner. They
must receive larger amnnnta
gress if the country is to receive any
uiar&eu Denents.
These are sentiments exm-eaaed h
John A. Fo, special director of the
National Rivers and Harbors congress,
who has just completed a tour of the
country, covering snhnrantiaiif, tv.
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route followed by President Taft.
Mr. rox, who is an engineer of dis
tinction, having been cnnnanta-l with
many of the big waterway projects of
mo cuuniry, ib to maKe a report to the
Rivers and Harbors congress at its
next meeting in Washington on De
cember 8, 9 and 10. In his report be
will elaborate upon the idea above
quoted, and will undertake tn imn..
upon the congress, and through it upon
mo national congress, the importance
of making large appropriations for im
mediate use in further improving the
big harbors of the Pacific coast, so
that thev ma v. as he indioatoa
full benefits from the commerce that
will seek the Pacific coast upon com
pletion of the Panama canal.
On his recent tour Mr KVtv ct..tAJ
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from Washington, went down the At
lantic coast, through the southernmost
tier of states, and nnrthnrnrH alnnn rrn
Pacific coast from San Diego to Bell
ingham. He then retraced his steps to
Portland and studied the situation on
the Columbia and Knalra riucn
. . t . i o, aim
from there followed the Missouri from
its neaawaters to its mouth. He re
turned bv wav of the.fi rant IoItao n-.4
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completed his tour with an inspection
of the Ohio river. -
PRAIRIE FIRE RAGES.
Homes of South Dakota Claim Hold
ers Are Swept Away.
aDllas. S. D.. Oct. ao A
fire extending a Hi
. - c buica 1U11CB
from east to west is raging in Trinn
county, in the sonthwestern part of the
state.
Much loss to farm hnilri;nn.. --J
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crops is reported and hundreds of men
and women are out fighting the flames.
The towns of r.a mm anrl HTnXT 1
threatened for a time, were saved after
strenuous eitorts.
The fire started
-- wvubiiviu pai t
of the county and was swept along by
...Ku Douiu wma. At one time Lam-
ro was comnletalv in..A.,.J.j t...
flames, but at last reports the place
was believed to have been saved. The
entire population and the RiirrnnnrTtniv
country went out to TOmhat tha Aarnn.
and for hours worked desperately.
ine iown or McNeeley suffered a
Similar experience and tha fl
- ' " mw uaillVB won
diverted only after heroic efforts,
uut on the open prairie, away from
all help, the homeB of many claim hold
era were destroyed.
wo deaths have been reported.
Tbe fire has burned over an
timated at more than an dm.. :i
ww Btjunii? uiiico.
loe flames were checked todav after
they had destroyed farm and n,h
property worth Jioo.onn s.i
- - ' aw. V VI CM Lav
pie had narrow escapes.
Coreans Are Glad.
Seoul. Oct. 30. Tt ia
the attitude Of A rnnoiHAraKU
or the Corean population that the
assassination of Prince Ito was not
unpleasing. Thnaa
element, which is now deprived of op
portunities formerly
agitating for further violence. Vis
count Sone, Japanese resident general,
is much disturbed by the reports com
ing regarding tha .tt;i.,j.
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officials and others who formerly were
closely connected with the emperor'a
court. . . ...
Reject All Lords' Work.
London. Oct. 28. P
announced in the house of commons to
day that on 'November B ha
move for the rejection of the house of
lords amendmenta tn th t..-u i j
k:ii m. . " "'DU iiinu
dim. The premier also stated that the
house of commona wnnM
November 5 Until Niwank.. ri.ix
precludes the possibility of a general
election before tbe new year. During
the adjournment the budget will be in
the hands of the lords.
Wireless Picks Up Eureka.
San Franciarn Ai.fr on in., tt .
Wireless here reported later that it
had established communication with
Eureka and ' that .: j
bad been done by the Bhock there be
yond the wrecking of telegraph and
telephone wires, .
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