The evening news. (Roseburg, Douglas County, Or.) 1909-1920, August 25, 1911, Page 1, Image 1

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The Daily and Twicc-a-Week
News Imre a larger circulation
than any other two papers pub
lished in Douglas County. They
go into every nook and corner
of this big county.
Kalr Toniiihl and Siiturtln)-.
No. 217
Umpqua Bridge Collapses With
Fatal Results.
Remains of the Ik-ad Are Brought
Hero Preparatory Hurial
Injured Men Will lie Adinit
tetl to Mercy Hospital.
Five well known members of the
Douglas county bridge gang met al
most Instant death, and five others
were more or less injured at about
3:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
when the big wooden bridge, span
ning the Umpqua rivej. in Coles Val
ley, about 1& miles northwest of
Roseburg, collapsed and crashed to
the water below, a distance of 60
The dead are:
Gary Brown, Roseburg; single,
neck broken.
Peter McFtirland. of Curry county;
single, scalp injuries.
William Accusta, Perdue; single.
Internal injuries and scalp wounds.
William Gardiner, Peel; single,
scalp Injuries.
William Delieu, Roseburg; scalp
wounds and internal injuries.
The Injured are:
Kl Thornton. Green Valley; single,
spinal injuries.
Ray Wilson, Wilbur; single, spinal
Injuries and scalp wounds.
Glenn Wilson. Wilbur; single, leg
broken between the thigh and knee.
Henry Van llynning. Umpqua,
married, leg broken.
Frank- Gilliam, Winchester; mar
ried, bruised about the head and
All of the dead and Injured were
members of the Douglnt county
bridge gang, and had been at work
repairing the ill-fated structure un
der the direction of A. Fields for
about three weeks. With the south '
end of the bridge intact the crew ,
yesterday commenced the ardous
task of removing the falsework to
the opposite end of the structure
where they intended to replnce a
defective timber in the upper part
of the structure above the roadway.
They had only partly completed
the task, however, when the struc
ture suddeiilv quivered and an in
stiint later crashed to the water be
low. The entire crew was at work
removing the floor planking when
the collapse came, and none was able
to escape.
Kurinei'K Respond Promptly.
The report of the falling bridge
was heard by neighboring farmers,
who Immediately rushed to the scene
of the accident and began the task
of rescuing the unfortunate men.
Gary Brown, who was acting as fore
man in the temporary absence of
County Bridge Builder Fields. Peter
McFarland and Willlum Gardiner
were dead when found, and it Is be
lieved that they were Instantly kill
ed. William Accusta was alive when
removed from the wreckage, but ex
pired before he could be carried to a
nearby farm house. William Belieu.
whose skull was crushed, lived until
about 9 o'clock when he passed away.
With the bodies of the dead re
covered, the rescuers directed their
attention to caring for the injured.
With splendid discipline, the farmers
Do you always get your money's worth when yon buy
Men's Hose?
Do you realize that there Is nu awful difference In hose?
Tluit sonic hose wil wear more than double as long
us il her kinds without costing a cent more?
The next (line you buy hose, liny the "Interwoven."
It Is without doubt the 1'st smk made.
Sell for 13 rents.
Comes In every sluide of the mlnltou'.
All weights. All size.
The difference Is In Hie
B-, i J
carried the wounded men to nearby
farm houses, where they were given
everv possible assistance awaiting the
arrival of physicians from Roseburg
and Oakland.
News Spreads Rapidly.
Ae soon as the news of the hor
rible accident reached Roseburg,
County Judge Wonacott solicited the
services of every available physician,
with Instructions to proceed to the
scene of the accident in haste. Drs.
A. F. Sether, George E. Houck and
F. H. Vfnctl left almost immediately
after receiving the news in automo
inlles and reached the scene 50
minutes later. They were only pre
ceded by Drs. Devore and Walnscott.
of Oakland, who received the first
information regarding the accident.
Upon arriving at the scene of the
horrible occurrence, the physicians
immediately commenced the task of
caring for the injured, and not un
til late In the evening did they aban
don their patients and return to the
With the exception of Frank Gil
liam, the Injured men were serious
ly Injured, their wounds consisting
chiefly of scalp and spinal Injuries.
Gilliam, who was standing within a
few feet of his companions at the
time of the accident, fell through a
hole In the floor of the bridge and in
to the water below. His sole in
juries consist of a badly Bwoolen
cheek and a deep gash on the fore
head. Pathetic scenes followed the accl
dent, and at times the relatives of the
deceased became hysterical. Espec
ially sad was the arrival of Ra
Brown and his daughter, who hue"
previously been informed of the ter
rible tragedy. When Informed thn
his son was dead. Mr. Brown swoon
ed and was later taken In charge In
friends nnd pursunded to return tc
his home In this city.
Lute last night the remains of the
dead were brought to Roseburg by
willing farmers residing in the vlcln
it y of the accident, and are now at
the local undertaking parlors where
they are being prepared for burial.
The Injured men will be brought
here this evening nnd will be admit
ted to Mercy hospital whore they will
be given the best of medical atten
; The Umpqua bridge, as It Is famil
iarly known to the citizens of ltowo
burg and Douglas county was about
332 feet In length, of wood construe
tion and consisted of but one span
It was built In the ypar 1891 under
the administration of ey-Count
Judge Riddle and cost In the neigh
borhood of $26,000. The bridge is a
complete loss.
The farmers and threshers In the
vMnlty of the accident are worthy
of special commendation for the pnrt
they assumed in rescuing the bodies
of tiie dead and caring for the Injur-
ed. Hardly had the bridge crashed.
when they ran to the water s edge
and in face of great danger, pro
ceeded onto the floating wreckage
and into the midst of the stream
where they rescued the wounded men
with difficulty. Some of the men
fell into the water, but nowlthstand
fug the physicians etui in that non
were drowned. In most instances the
wounds of the dead showed that the
were struck by falling timbers and
that death was almost Instantaneous
The women in the neighborhood con
verted their homes into temporary
hospitals and everything possible
was done to relieve the suffering vie
On account of the popularity of
the dead and Injured men the new
of the accident spread like wild-fire
and it is estimated that, no less than
100 Roseburg people visited the scene
(Continued on Page 4.)
Home of Regal Shoes
Testimony at Coroner's Inquest
Condemned Bridge.
Eighteen Months Ago County Author
ities Not i lied Struct ure Was
Shaky nnd Unsafe Jury
Brings In Verdict.
The coroner's jury called to hear
the evidence concerning the disas
ter at Umpqua bridge yesterday, con-
Isting of . Dave Shambrook, E. X.
Ewart, W. D. Bell, Sam Miller, Frank
Churchill and E. Murphey, first visit
ed the morgue and viewed the bodies
of the five victims of the terrible ac
cident, and then heard the-testimony
it the court house. Throughout the
entire hearing there was but one
story a defective structure had col
lapsed. The evidence of every wit
less examined was conclusive in this
espect, and it was shown that as
ong as eighteen months ago count.v
luthoritiea were told by a reputable
farmer In that vicinity that in his
opinion the bridge was dangerous and
would collapse. Ir. Fields, in the
employe of the county, gave direct
testimony to the effect that the tim
bers in the structure were rotted
and had served their time. The first
witness called was:
IH. Yliicll, who testified that he
was summoned to go to the scene of
the accident about 4:30 p. m., and
eft at 5 o'clock, arriving there at
:S0. Said he found two of the vlc
'Ims badly hurt. In another house
vere Win. Belieu, who died shortly
ifter, and the two Wilson boys. Saw
the bodies of the five dead men this
morning. All had died from concus-
lon of the brain, except William
Brown, whose neck was broken. In
lurles were all external.
D. It. Sliambrceti said he was ac
quainted with all of the parties kitl-
xcept Mcl aria ml. W lliiam Brown
was a son of Kay C. Brown, who
Ives west of town.
Mr. Murphey, also a jury man,
estilled to having known Peter Mc-
K'arland, and that it was his body
which he saw In the morgue today.
Mr. Klllson, a farmer living on the
allpooia, said he was at the Ump
iua bridge store at about 4 o'clock,
mil saw the men working on the
ridge together, and soon after heard
he timbers cracking and the bridge
;o down. Running down to the riv
r saw Gllilam, one of the survivors,
;et up out of thavreckage and also
taw another man clinging to a beam.
)I1 not know any of the men except
'lilllani and Thornton. Was unable
'o tell which end of the bridge went
Inwn first. Was of the opinion thai
'.he piers on the east end first gave
Wiii. Vinson, of Coles Valley, said
he was at the scene of the wreck In
'be evening, and two bodies had just
been recovered. Knew all of the men
killed but Peter McKarland. Identi
fied four of the dead. Was acqualn-l
ted with part of the Injured men.
Bodies were all taken out from under!
the debris which was resting on sur
face of the river. Said he had known
the bridge ever since It was built
iud some of the bridge supports were
rotten and from the condition of
the wreck was of the opinion that
the bridge fell toward the east side.
The truses had all collapsed and
fallen in to the bridge.
; Mr. ( lark, a saw mill man, said he
I got to Umpqua shortly after the ac
; cident, and belied to remove the !n
, lured and dead bodies. Three men
were Instantly kilted and two other
died soon ufter rescued. Knew all
of the Injured men. The bridge ap
I oeared to have collapsed in the cen
ter, d raging the east piers down and
I breaking loose from the west piers.
Many of the timbers were splintered
innd showed rotten condition, show
' Ing that they had been left there too
! Mr. Fields was the next witness,
land said he was a bridge builder
I and was In charge of the crew repair
ing the Umpqnn bridge. The west
nd of the bridge was to receive new
beams and only one on the east end.
The structure was known as a true
bridge, built largely of wood, and
the span waa 320 feet. The 14 eye
beams were to be replaced, ns all
beams were to be replaced, as all were
rotten at ends. Witness was not at the
bridge whn the bridge fell, havim;
left the place at noon on vsednen
day. The men were getting ready
to niace falsework under the east
end of the bridge. While he could
not sav what caused the accident, but
was of the opinion that It was de
fective overhead timbers at the ex
treme east end of the bridge. An ex
amination. Sunday, of the structnr.
Med to this belief, and the work wa-
'did out to replace those timbers
Gearv Brown was In charge of the
rew in absence of witness, and th
men had carried out the orders left
i bv witness when he came to Rose
burg. The men were etiKaged In Ink
'ng un planking preparatory to plac
'rig faUe work, and were doing what
wltneatt would linvn probably ordered
done In event of bis presence there
Brown, who was in rharite, was i
trtistv man. and was competent. Said
the bridge was closed to all heav
raffic about three weeks ago, but
light rlgi were permitted to use It
KorPTiiHn llrown know of th dan
Sprout tfmtr In the oaat end, liut
ii far an itnHii nndrKtood th
thT nin did not know of thh
danifroim nnd Wfnknd rondlttnn.
l-'ik fillilam. th hi. hurt Hiirvivnr
.f Ihn r-r-lrffnl kaIH hm hud wnrtrpd
nn tb hrfrfffR for two WfnkH. that he
had hen nraftd In work of thl ""'d "lnn their arrival. Thy
nature for 10 years, and that hi ) it to leave her tomorrow morn
hom u at Wlnrheater. In the b-;
sence of Mr. Fields Mr. Brown was
in charge of the work. At time of
the accident witness was engaged in
turning over old planks about 40
Ceet from the east end, and two oth
ers were with him. Seven other men
a-ere 4 0 feet out toward the middle
uid were removing plank. This
vork was suggested by Brown. Un
derstood that a bent und top cord
were to be placed near the east end.
Was Informed of this fact by Mr.
Fields and Mr. Brown, and said the
lefective top cord was almost over
lead. The first Intimation of trouble
was a sound like the breaking of a
.mall stick, and he started to run
oward the center of the structure,
md the men with him started toward
'he shore. Had taken but a few
tteps when he fell through the
structure Into the water and sank,
Che bridge landed In the river before
xe came to the surface, which fact
mved his life. Was conscious all of
Lie time and received no he'.p In
getting out of the wreck. Received a
-light scalp wound, probably at the
line he fell through the structure
nto the water. Was of the opinion
that the bridge broke at the point
'ere they were working and where
ae rotten top cord existed.
II. V. llehlmnl. who keeps a store!
U the west end of Umpqua bridge,!
?ays that he was in the store when
hey heard the crash. Ran out to
the river and saw men struggling In
the wreck. One man was dead when
he fi rs t reach ed the w rec k . F irst
took out MeFurland, who later died.
Brown was taken out from under the
A'ater, and was dead.
W. T. Kinery, a resident of Colei
Valley, said he arrived at the bridge
bout 30 minutes after the accident.
It was the worst and most distressing
hing he ever saw. One man wae
led to a stringer to keep him out ol
the water, but he was dead. Helped
in the rescue work. Witness was
" the opinion C:M the bridge win
msafe, as the west end was out of
ilfgument, and as long back as two
ears ago had found some or the
big timbers so rotten that he had
hrnst his knife blade clear In to the
'lilt. Hiuir probably IS months ago.
ailod the attention of the county
'ndge to the bad condition of the
tructure. which he believed to be a
onstant menace to life.
The Inqest closed with Instructions
lo the jury, who retired to dellber
ite at 1 : 30 p. m,
Cormier's Jury Verdict.
In the matter of the coroner's In-
'lucst to Inquire Into the death of
floury Brown, Peter McFarland, Will
iam Accusta, William Belieu and
William Gardiner, before N. T. ,lcw
?tt, coroner of Douglas county, Ore
gon, at Roseburg. Oregon, August
Ih, 1!H 1.
Wo. the coroner's Jury ininaneled
mid sworn In the above entitled mat
ter, find that the deceased persons
whose bodies have been exhibited to
us, are Geary Brown, Peter McFar
land. v William Accusta, William Be
lieu and William Gardiner, that each
of said persons came to his death as
me result of injuries received bv the
"ollapslng of a county bridge span
ning the Umpqua river In Douglas
county, oregnn, known as Unipqua
bridge, on which bridge said deceas
ed persons were eneh employed in
workmen, engaged in repairing tin
name under the employment of tin
ountv court; that said bridge col
lapsed on August 2, 1!MI, and the
leath of said persons took iilurn on
une any; trmt said persons were
HI upon said hrldue and ptieatff.ri
in said work when It collapsed. As
o whether any person was guiltv of
a crime thereby, we find no crime
W. O. MKI.I,,
J. G. Dnv. of Olalla. vueiil 11k. .I,, v
in Itoseburg iitti-nillng to business
matters anil Incidentally vlxfilng with
Attorney c s ju-i(wi r..,,,,.,,..!
here tills morning after a month
Sliellt oil his homeslenil In l!.o vlrinllr
m i.uiiyouviuo.
ueorge Kolilhagen has rilnineil
from Myrtle Point and vicinity where!
be spent a couple or duvs nil. -11.111111
to business mutters. 1
Among the Coles Valley people In j
Itoseburg are William Klnerv, II. V.
Ilebard. Willlum Kniup, H. I). Kvans. I
Krank Churchill and Hush Clark. i
George I.. Ilnckst rom, of Winches- j
'er, sps-nt the morning In Hoseburg j
attending to business mntter. While
In town he railed f The News ofllrc
and renewed his subscription for a'
F.nfe Knglcs. of p.-el, spent the dav
In Hoseburg attending to biMlness
matters. He was accompanied here
by Mr. Gardiner, whose son was
killed in the bridge wreck, at Coles
Cally, yesterdny nfternoon.
County Judge Wonnrott and two
'oris. Kilwnrd. of Kstnrada, and
''hiirles. of Portland, nrrlved here
Woonefolay evening after icnding a
oiiple of weeks on n hunting trip.
Thev siic.ecdod In killing three large
Kroderhk Murphy, seed S.1 years
passed awsv t Hie home of bis
- 1 ''-f ,l',,"r- Mm. Alton H. Krvf. In
Vftt RoM-burif. thl tnnrnlntc nftf-r n
HiiKiTlnK IIIih'kk IMp tlwntu'd wan
a nilv of Ohio ft tid Hrvmnpflntod
Mr. and Mrn Pry? to I inn flan county
ljotit four yar ago. Mr. and Mr.
' TV
flt a rompaiiv th rtmifna to
Ohio, hr th fun' nil will
1 Knt
In New York Central Passen
ger Train Wreck.
rosei'iitlon SpriliKN S.n(itlon
(irniul Army Klrrls Ciller ltnll
road IMvHhU'nt Arreattsl for
Violation of Fare lav.
(Special to The Evening News.)
M ANfllKSTKIt. X. V.. Auir. 2S.
nii!ini; off of the trestle Into fan-
adulgua Lake this afternoon, the F.e-
high Valley passenger train was
wrecked. Telephone reports' place
the number of dead at it A and the
wounded at 50, and state that four
if the fourteen cars comprising the ;
train nlunged into the lake. Aboard i
he train were about 20 G. A. K. vet-I
runs, three of whom are reported
i.Mi.i These veterans wore from
Uis Angeles. Itnilroad officials are
rushliiir to the wreck with a corns of
doctors and nurses, while wrecking
iiinaratus from nvallable quartern
bus been sent to recover tho coaches
uul clear un tho track. I'd to three
i clock 27 bodies had been recovered.
Prosecution Springs Sensation.
CIIKSTKHPIKI.n. Aug. 25. Paul
llcattle, a cousin of the defendunt.
n-ldenced considerable nervousness
oday when ho nrrlved In court to go
in the stand and tell how he came lo
buy the gun with which It Is alleged
ihal Henry tleattle killed his who.
..aitle Is conducting his own de
eimc. although lawyers are doing
ho work under bis direction. The
censed takes copious notes as tho
i it I progresses. Tho statement of
low bloodhounds, taken to tho scene
ir the murder the day following the
uiina bad found footprints on the
Miosllo sldo of the road from where
llealtle said the assailants stood,
uiiKCd a ripple of excitement In the
''oitrt room.
(it-anil Army t'lilcf.
IKM'IIHSTHK. Aug. 25. Judge
Harvey Tiimhel, of Illinois, was elect
cd ConiniHiuler In Chief of the Grand
A ruiy today.
Street t'nr President Arrested.
SKATTI.K. Aug. 25. President
Crawrord, of the Seattle, Kenton &
Southern Hallway Company, was
placed under arrest thin nfternoon
for violation of the law which Im
loses a One upon any transportation
Hue rhnrglng more than live cent
'are In the city limits." This arrest
is the outgrowth of the light over
car fare charges boiwoen patrons of
the road nnd tho company.
Alleges Innocence.
HOONVII.I.K, llld., Aug. 25. Wil
llum 1.O0, Hiresled yesterday on
charge of having murdered his fath
er und mother and one brother, ami
then Belting lire to the house. Is
conlldi'iit that he can prove Ills Inno
ence. Minn Taylor, who was to have
married the accused man last night,
testllled before the coroner'B Jury
that sho knew nothing of tho crime.
The Itoseburg lluslness College,
date. September -1: place, Murks
building. That's a pointer. tf
Miss Mary FO. Leverlch, of Pheotilx.
Ariz., nnd MIsb Francis, also or
Pbeonlx. nrrlved In this city this
morning and aro'guests nt the homo
of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Jewett.
II. 11. Church, the local baker, was
exhibiting n couple of pair of deor
horns yesterday, the result or a
week's limning In the mountains
some seventy miles east. That the
bucks were husky fellows Is evidenc
ed by the "bend geur" taken from
Mr. Austin, a prominent hotel
landlord, of Sauk City, Minn., and
Mr. Ailileu, of Cottage Grove, left
for their homos Ibis morning after
R. Stubbs & Co.
The Uuderselling Cash .
To tho connumer of Pure Kooil
ProductR. Wo wake a study of
markets which nnviTn the rating
prieefl of commoiliticB in the grocury
line. With tho knowledge, advice and
information we received from re
liable counsels we are in heilcr
position to KiVB you more than any
other grocery in the city. Whj?he
caune we buy for caxh and fell for
caxh. Discount our hills sell our
goods on a small profit, turn our
stock six times a year, consequently
you will always net fresh goods.
Therfore if you want to save
money in buying groceries you will
not have to send to Portland or any
other town along the way, but spend
your money right here nt homo
where you have an up to date selling
store. Compiro our prices with
tnher stores and you will be con
vinced that .Stubbs is the place to
a few days spout In Hoaoburg vislt
lut; at the home of .Ml', and Mrs. M. 1..
Neither Mr. Waterman nor anyone
else will sell you a $1.00 Gold Pen
for BO cents. oD not be deceived. Get
the genuine Waterman Ideal Foun
tain Pen at Hoseburg Book Store.
Willlum Wonncolt. of Hood River,
who has been spending the pant few
weeks visiting with his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. 0. W. Wonacott. left for
polnta In Josephine county yester
day where he will spend a few days
looking over the country.
Among thono who left for coast
points on this morning's stages were
Tracy Lnngilon, Mrs. Copplr. Harold
Moon. Anna Dodge. C. II. Richards,
Jav Lawyer, Cecil and ivy Miller, Mr.
and Mrs. Flicker, Air. and Mis. Tag-
Kurt. W. A. King. Ituhy Kolliir, John
Uack and wife and Mrs. Wetcboy.
According to dispatches received
from Myrtle I'olnt today, W. Fi.
Pierre, who was driving the Ill-fated
atitrnmbilo which left the rond whllo
oesceuoing ougar i.oiu uuuii,
late Wednesday afternoon Is Buf-
tlclently improved lo leave ins room
i,toduy. The remains of the late Mrs.
Stevem-on, who was fatally Injured,
will probably be sllliied to her for-
nier homo at Cherryvalo, Kansas, for
Thrown from a wagon, near tho
orner of Lane and Sheildnn streets.
late yesterday afternoon. Kdward
Vmi PesMel who Is eimtloved III driv
ing a dray operated by jnmes Tom-j
liltn, Buffered a dislocated snoinuor. i
llo was taken to the olllccs or Dr. I
K. V. Hoover where the Injury was
dressed. The patient Is said to be
resting easv this morning und will leuoruuon oi snopmen navo requesi
probnblv be ahlo to resume his labors ed. The demands were tor shorter
lu u few days. I hours and a wage Increase.
Reports today from tho Pacific
lee lllosser. the Winchester mer-'slope slate Hint Southern Paclllc
chant, todnv llled a suit In the circuit j shop men lu practically till, large
court against Grant Taylor, In which i centers have already taken strike
he asks to recover the sum of :125, ballots, and it Is rumored that they
alleged to ho duo on a promissory have voted to strike If the company
note. Other than the principal he noes not accede to tholr demands,
also asks for Interest at the rate of It-' Is known that the men on the
eight per cent together with the costs ' Southern Paclllc, the O.-W. Ft. A N.
and disbursements In red 111 bring- Central Paclllc, Oregon Short Line,
ing the action The plaintiff nlleges
Hint the defendant delivered to hlni
:i promissory note In order to secure
money due for groceries, but to dute,
lias fulled to satisfy any part of tho
moil lit. The plaintiff Is represented
liy Attorney John T.
J. L. Grimes, who was recently
upiioluled deputy sheriff by Shorlff
Qillue has been stationed ut the lo
iat Southern liclilc shops for tho
purpose of forestalling nuy attempt
that may be made toward destroying
tho railroad company's property In
tho event of a strike. The railroad
-non do not regard Mr. Grlmn's ser
vices necessary, however, as it Is
ent their practice to destroy prop-i ""'iu. is soon 10 wed llandolph west,
rty or engage lu violent tactics. In j of President. West, of Prlnoeton
Hie event of a strike thev will simp- 1'ulvor.ilty. It Is said the marrlige
ly tpilt work, so they contend, and wl11 '"" nlaco some time In October,
will not nttompl to destroy property'1111" "i" young couple will live In
with a view of gaining victory. .Now Hnglnnd.
Specials-August 21-28, 1911
While our stock is fresli and full, we are going to
make a special of
Suits, Cloaks, Waists and Hats
to match and blend
Our Prices are a Surprise to Everyone
Don't wait until many exclusive styles are selected
but make your choice now, for remember we do
not duplicate Suit, Cloaks or pattern hats. Let us
give you the tips on new style hair dressing, nov
elties and handbags.
Lemons doen. 35c
juicy stock
25c bott pickles 20ct
5coff on all bulk cof-
Corn starch 3 pks 25
Large pk Hold Dust
21 liars of any white
soap $1 and 1 bar of
toilet soap free
Armors Fancy Salt
l'ork 17; cents
Armors Picnic hams
Hicts pt-r pound
Carnation Milk ()ct
Yeloban 3 cans 25c t
15 pound of granu
lated sugar 51, with
every $2.00 order.
1 pt bottle of bl ue and
1 pt bottle of amonia
15 cents
Swift Pride Cleanser
5 cents per can
And" many olherscut
for cash.
Great Danger of Cigantic Rail
road Labor War.
Men Want Increased Pay and Shorter
Hours llarrlnian People Fail
To IttH-ogni-AO Vnion
Shop Men.
(Special to The Evening News)
CHICAGO, Aug. 25. Following
the refusal of Julius Kruttschnltt,
vice president and general manager
of the FJarrlmnn system to recognize
the union "system federation" plan,
alter ho had hold a prolonged con
ference with J. W. Kline, Interna
tional president of tho railroad black
smiths' organization, labor leaders
declared today that real danger of a
ri'jnntlc railroad siri'.to Is impending
and may come sooner than even pres
ent conditions Indicate, unless pre
ventative measures are taken forth
with. Kruttschnltt said that the propo
sition laid before him by Kline was
ton radical for tho company to rec-
u, .mi um .wwr
mem in liinuii io iiiuicuin iuui ino
company may decide to light instead
or granting tno demands wnicn tne
Houston and Texas central, San
Pedro and Salt Lake und the Illinois
Central uro discontented and that
only a spark Is needed to bring on
the, threatened disturbance,
Xever Itcfnrm.
LONDON, Aug. 25. Arter thirty
years' Investigation covering 10,000
cases, H. W. Flrnntwnlte. chief fnmiee
tor of Inebriates says he has yet to
llud a single case of a rerormed drun
kard remaining sober as a moder
ate drinker.
Miss Cleveland to Weil.
NRW YORK. Aug. 25. It Is gen
erally believed that Miss Kster Cleve
land, eldest daughter of the late pres
Again it becomes a privilego and
pleasure to us to extend our sincere
thanks to you for the suppoit and
patronage given us in the past year.
One year ago we opened in your
city our cash grocery. Through court
esy, honesty and square dealing we
have won your confidence which we
prize highly, it is our aim always to
give you tho best for the leasl
money. Yours to livo at:d please,
Stubbs and Co.
We pay 27 cent tush for eggs
this week.
Market Coiu'itlons.
SlK:'r Strong
('"ff Strong
J''t Higher
'"'I Strengthening
Uinned goods going highor
IMW Higher
Country butter Scarce
We are also jobbers of Wheat,
Hay, Hurley, Oats, Shorts, Jllran and