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I'i.OO Per. Year.
INDEPENDENCE. POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1894.
. Five Cents Per Cony. t
Towns Swept Out
' By the Unconquerable
Sea of Flames.
A River (Vuld Not Have Stopped it
-SirkmlKf Detail, of Uie 1Vr
8ANtKmnNB, Minn., Sept. ,
that rm-Una of what wan one the
proaiteroua village; of Sandstone I a
smalt ahaek ud by tha Sandstone
company for It office. Crowded into
thl bulldlrg and th ferry hoiue were
w SOe pnl t in!1 home
and everything they poaaeaeed except
the clti'hlng they wore. All Iheaie aaved
at Sandaton were In the tlver when
th cyclone of (UnvMi pad. and only
nonaged to f.uw by watting in the
water m far ft poawlbte and then
throwing water over aoh other's
The coming of the f)mt sounded
like thunder and with auch raptettty
did they come that the people whi
Mivinw I to ve their property or ne
glected to a-ek aatay In the river iw
jshed in he nam. a. A fur na could
bo learned between forty and fifty
bodies ere aetttered about th itwii
burned to erlap.
The town boosted of a water wvrk
plant. but. M man of th cltlxen re
marked, the who) of Kettle river
w.niM not have had any erfeot on the
41(1 sheet of flame that advanred on
the tuwn and swept It out of existence
In leu than an hour. . , .
St. Paul. Minn., Sfpt. 3, Later de
tail simply confirm the report re
ceived yeeterday a to th magnitude
of tne Hinckley disaster. The moat
oioservattv. estimate of the nuw
te of dtsith In lx town of line
rounty 1 Ml nd fiMn thnt flirures
go up to 1.0O0. Although the exart
number of did will -never be kimwn.
enough U known to make thl oni of
the mm appalling Ulistr In Anur
l?n hUtury. More Imve pHht, but
nrvx many In o trtill it mun
n. A tu tvMrty I., all thoughia
have bwn of dth ami f.w cmti
b tnA to talk alKut th.'lr bunlnwe
hvmt. It I prolnble that th low
at and an Mind llhukley will rxowd
ItOOO.OiiO, altlnnigh no careful n(lmtl.
have -H lxin mwde, nor can they h
mad wh.re all the ppir ami mvutln
have gMH up In the -imo liiii'i that
mi qulckty devoured all thw h'Mierw,
vxKotailun and alnxwt th. land In a
larg. avction of I'lne county. IlMtif
tuday rl.rJ ihe air eomewhnt from
snxiko, but thy wwe not heavy enugh
ti wtlrply quUKh the llr, wbU-h
would brrak out on the allghtmt prov
ocation If thy had augM to fid on.
The flrra amwa In Wisconsin, are
kmiwn here up to midnight, but there
la no l.ws of life riortl, and It I
hoped thai It la ov.r. Notwlthiitanding
today's ahower, however, the ground
ta dry an I parvhml, and alt vegetation
la au dry It wculd Ignite cunily and
burn with horrlW rapidity.
KICK EN (NO KKTAILS.
Pln City, Minn.. Pept. S. After the
dfluge the nin-tlon ha mine at lllnrk-l-y,
and the excitement which buoyed
up many aurvivon. even In the face
of the faoi that many relative and
fHenl had pcriahed III th tlery flood,
hua phiukkI away and dull grief haa
taken It plf.ee. The uninjured refu
gee at I'lne City mand arour.d In lit'
tie knots to dlwuaa the linldent of
the cataatrophe in awe-alrlt-ken tone.
The hoapltal patlenta demanded the
attention of the phyalclana all night,
and the only dniBK'at In I'lne City
waa kept buxy until daylight filling
preactiptlona and aupplylng lotlona.
for moat of the Injurle were burn,
more or lea aerlou. Hy morning all
were In a atate of comparative corn
fort. Among th cltir-en of Tine City,
who opened their heart, home and
public building to the stricken neigh
bor, all wa buatle and activity. Cof
fee with plain fare waa served to all
comrra. The courthouae, achnolhouae
and many private homee were thrown
open. Every blanket In town was
crirted Into service. Before daylight
arrangements for the relief of the des
titute were taken up where tjiey were
dropped at midnight. Before 7 o'clock
a construction train, loaded with
bridge material for the repair of
bridges across Grindstone river, at
Hinckley, came up from Kuan City,
and at couple of hundred loaves of
bread and other light provision wert
placed on board. A party of laborer
to dig graves and Inter 1m idles wan
collected and proceeded Into the
At Hinckley the provhtion were
loaded onto hand cant, and a Htnrt
waa made aero the ahnky bridge to
Miller. From Miller they expect to
Work east from Sandstone, about flv?
mllea acros the country on tho Knt
em Minnesota railway, wheie there
are between 35 and f0 diud and a
couple of hundred living who were
saved in Kettle river and In tlio great
sandxtone quarries. Alout 11 o'clock
the bridge waa sufficiently repaired to
admit the pannage of a train. An en
gine, freight car and caboose With a
Plentiful supply of food and a meager
store of coffins, was sent north. At
Hinckley It was visible the situation
had not materially Improved over
night. Thirty or forly caskels and
boxes with their gruesome contents
still lay along the ratk where they
Were placed last night. No attempt
had been made to dress or embalm the
bodies, and they were already grow
ing very offensive. Fortunately th
day was cool and cloudy, and grate
ful showers fell at Interval during the
forenoon. Undertaker J. I). Donnelly,
of Bt I'aul, advised that the bodies
be put under the earth a rapidly as
Possible. Every attempt at Identifi
cation had been exhausted.
BUItYINO THK DEAD.
Out In a little cemetery a mile east
of town was a scene which word arc
absolutely powerless to describe. At
best Ihe little place would be as dreary
could be well Imagined. There
were only a few little sandy, un
odded mounds before,- fnr with
blackened, fire-scarred stump and
fallen trunk of tree all about, It pre
ented an appearance of desolation
hard to describe. In the center In an
Indiscriminate heap, lay more than 90
corpses, men, women and little chil
dren, some burned to a crisp, other
only browned by the heat, and none
with a fragment of clothing' larger
than a man' hand to cover their aw
ful nakedness. Borne were mere trunk
the extremities having burned off,
From tho cracked abdomen thelntes-.
m.L "... ml l,rft,,m wl'h.g. and all
i- . WBr w"'td and cramped,
,. 0 ,v row waa quickly at work
dtkgln a shallow trench. The samlv
m hard . nit. M Mm
and almost Mldliled by the nre,' The
lI!!!,,.,t,,,,H, M' UIT ' w
ner of the clearing amaller grave were
and hr two baby girls; Caroline, aged
r..i 24W' Tn husband
L r . nm' "HtnweU them in the
THHER OKNKKATION8 OONISX
Another grave waa for the Ilest fam
"y, whoae number make tholr dealruc
turn notabl even at this time of
tljath. John H.t, Jr., wa digging a
pit with th friendly assistance nf two
neighbor. Laid In a row decently
covered eie the bodlea of John Host
Kr, Mra. ; iWal: ned ll,vt, aged 83;
Hertha, age,! IT; Mr. Annie Wlegel,
ft mart lel .daughter, and her 3-year,
old daughter MlnnUt; Mr. Annie Trut
man. of Diamond Hlurf. vi a via-
na.ni at; au.i victor Host, aged a.
Two other sons, George, aged 85, and
Willbs aged Si. are certainly dead,
and of this whole family of three gen
eratlon only the sorrowing gravnllg.
gee and hla wlf and child, who look
refuge In a dugout, are left. They all
lived t.igether aU.ut two mllea south.
eat of Ilim-kley. The only other
corpeea reeognlxed were Charlea An
deraon. caahier of the bank, Mi. 'l.
Uam Uinder and her daughter W'lnnl
fred aged ft, Hough Im.x-s were
knocked together to contain most of
the tMHllea, and they wer rnl.liv
laid away under the aand, but not be
fore other bodice came In. In a awainn
acroaa tirlndstone. where theaecoriwe
were found ymterday, there were
ataiut 5S others, which were brought In
thl morning, making a total of uf
ward of 130 dead In a apace of four
i five acre. Jiown near the river
waa found the body of Ttuunaa Dunn,
operator at Hinckley. Dunn stuck to
hi key until the depot wa burning
over hi head. Vp th 81. I'aul & Iu
luth right of way were found three or
four more bodies. Among those who
perfched north of town wa K, Iilcett
on, of Minneapolis, who wa here
visiting hla son. He waa out In a
wagon with Dave Kanei of Hock Creek,
also a visitor here, and both perished,
though tholr horsea escaped.
' HOHHOItS IX PENNSYLVANIA.
Bradford, Pa.. Sept. I-Foreat flrea
are raging In and along the line of the
Buffalo, Hocheater Pittsburg rail
road. Los of life 1 reported and the
extent of damage cannot be estimated.
A dispatch wa lecelved thl evening
from Lewi )tun stating that the
woods are ahlniw and the people are
fighting to stive their property.
Kane, Pa Sept. J. -The f.irest fln'
ar within a ml' of this town on all
fide. Khould no rain fall, the damage
and la to property will m grel,
Huasell City, I'n.. 8pl. 5-Tlie wood
are on ,ltr on both lde of this place
and a nre extends over an nr. a of
twenty nilli-s. A large number of men
are fighting the ft.ime and digging
trenche to prevent the (Ire from
spreading to the oil and ga Held.
There are a nutnher of saw mills and
lumber camp In the wood south of
here, and nothing haa been learned
aa to their condition, aod it Is feared
the mill have been destroyed and
lose of life haa occurred.
MOKK 1IOUR1HLK DETAILS.
St. I'aul. 8..t. X-A I'lne City spe
cial to thf Pioneer Pre.i, says: "Words
cannot t' the story of death and de
struction that Is revealed to Ihe trav
eler from Mission Creek to Iwu intlt-s
above the little town of M lib r or
KandMton Junction. The awfulms
of the desolation which strikes upon
Ihe eye of the observer a he reaches
the camp, whit h wa once the town
of Hinckley Is still more strongly Im
pressed upon the mind, as he journey
northward. This morning the smoke
hnd lifted, revealing the landscape
bare and blink, a few standing trees
being charred to the height of forty
fwt, while the ground Is of that ic
culler tint of brown an.I mixed with
gunpowjer, for the grass has been
burned even to the roots, Here and
there In the bleak and dreary stretches
f country In what Is now a great lone
land, I teen the body of the der
Whose f!et feet had not been able to
outrun the flames, and of the human
being who had been absolutely power
less against the grim destroyer.
The latest verllled reports of tne
number of dead do not materially ulter
the former estimate. In .fact, that
estimate la proving remarkably exact,
onslderlng tne confusion of the tlrst
day. One clement that makes ciose
llgurliyt very difficult, is tne raei inai
bodt seen In the woods and along
the track are not Infrequently cred
ited to two point, and ent out from
each a among It dead. Then, tort,
the tendency of the occasion, bad as
It Is, : toward exaggeration. How
ever, eliminating the doubtful ele
ment n fur a posMble, the Pioneer
Pre Is convinced the tolal estimate
is nearly a exact a possible.
The- numicr of deftd at inniKMy is
placed at 200. The Pioneer Press cor
resiiomdent tactunlly counted 194 of
thane, and the margin allowed I about
all that I necessary. Tn llguies ars
Bet ween Skunk Lake and Miller 12
In the lumber camp and scattering
the- estimate are 60.
Total 34. ,
l-io,u,w is a list of the known
dead at Hinckley, partially Identified:
Mr. and Mrs. Abbey ana two cnn-
dren; Mr. lan iwnnnu mm
children; John Wcslund und child; Mr,
and Mr. John Rodger and three chil
dren; Mr, and Mr. Mike Curry, and
boy;. Hherman and raui un, .."
Molvftr an t0Uir om' ".. v-
den;' Mrs. Martin Mackintosh and
.V.....M Mra ill Hill IIUI U Mil"
four children.! aicx. "'"""'.""'
Cullle UriNSlnger aged 6, Mabel OrlH.
ina-er aged 8; Mr. and Mrs. William
Ser nd two boy.; Winifred Grin
d,r, aged C G. Andernon Mr.
Han, Paulfion arm o'
Henry Hanson: Emily Andon;N
itobortHon, wire anu i
Mary Rcblrown; Otto Rowley of Du-
nicketaon, i mnwi" -
c-L. r nock Creek; Mr. and Mrs.
Jol n W. Oeorge Htst, aged 25; Fred
IcHt aged 23; Will Heat, Kd i
ct ha Best, aged 17; Victor Beet, ued
g Mr. Anthony Weleel, Minnie Wcl
J4 agfHl 3; Miss Annie Truttman.
aged 28 of Diamond Bluff Wll
Kelcy, of New Brighton; M. K, Lam
berson, William Nesbllt, Mr. ami Mr
Jo in Burke and two children; Mr, anJ
M s Kildj, and two children; JIrn
Bean, Hana flattteon. Bandy Het.der
r."of Pine C,,y; John Henderson
Pino City; Tliomas -lanaon
Dennl Riley. John Anderson,
"SS and two children; Peter Robert
2" Loul-J Nel-on, Eminju Dolan,
SJi. O'Brien, Ann.. rs
Costlmnn and mreo
Plnnor, Patrick Murphy, Ilenry Ift.ff
man and wife, of 8nndlon; Mrs,
John McNnmara and on child,
IN WI8CON81N. ALHO,
Spoor, Wis., Sept. S.-The destiucllon
of itarronett wa complete. One loin;
building la left of a city of 700 inhald
tame, due man waa burned. The to
tal loss ia L;,o,ooo, Hheil Lake haa ti
nwrtiinga burned, with a los of 178,
Otto. Ttiree hundred and elxty people
are homelea. and many without a
dollar of lijniranee. Deed of heroism
are plentiful. One widow dragged
sick son from the house Into a, potato
paten, and there protected him from
tho flames, while the rest nf the Intuitu
name nen in krror. The fire afe
now under control In thl vicinity,
Kau Claire, Wl Sept, t-It la feared
the little town of Rib Lake; In Tyler
eotiwty with a population of lao will
no Oeatroyed tonight. The danger at
Cartwrlght and Hlce Lake I thought
to be ow.
At least seventy bridge on the
northern dlvlslun of the Omaha road
between Chippewa Fall and Superior
nave been destroyed,
St. Paul, Sept, a.-lov. Nelson to-
night Issued a proclamation asking for
money and supplies for the nre suffer-
MICHIGAN A SUFFERBR.
MArq.-Me, Mich., Sept. S.-The South
Shore expreaa pulled In thl morning
many ihoura lat. after an exciting run
through dense amok and wall of nre,
and over burning bridges, The wire
are all down, but town along the
line re believed to bo af.
New Turk, Sept. J,Ftrt ram. New
vork i, Clnolnnatl I. decoiat game.
ew York , tuticlnatl i.
noaton. Hoaton S, Chicago 4. Second
ganve, Ikwlm II, Chicago 4.
Brooklyn. Brooklyn 1, Loulavlll 4,
Second me, Brooklyn , Iimlsvllle S.
Italtlmore.--Bahlme IS. ClevelandS.
Si-coikI gaane, Baltimore 1. Cleveland
Pltwbunr.-llttaburf IX Washing,
PKUadoldila.-PhlladelphlA t. Bt
Loul 4. Second game, Philadelphia I.
Ht. Loula 1.
MARKKT8 STILL DULL.
San Frautlsto, IVpt. J.-Wheat. IS
Liverpool. Wheats dull; demand
Mr; No, I red winter 4s 4d; No. 2
spring 4 to 4a 7d.
Hop at London; Pacific coast
steady ( 10a.
SPLIT IN THE K. OF P.
THK FIRST WICK IS THK KVKIt-
I.ASTI.N0 LIQUOR (Jl'KMTION.
The Next I Forcing an KiutIIhIi Rit
ual on the (ierinin Islg-c-Truubl
WASHINGTON. Sept. J.-A split In
the Knight of Pythias la eatd to be
possible, and perhaps the prolietde out
com of the meeting now In progress
here. Alrtndy tho committee desig
nated to coiud lor the membership of
liquor deaHr liave tleclded to repa-t
against the future admission of this
class, and It 1 now urvdcrstottd that the
committee In charge of the matter,
known aa "the Oernaui au'tlon," that
Is, the question of permitting kxlgiw to
porform the rlttul In that language,
doclded to make an Irotu-lad reisirt for
the use of the English k ngunge only.
The German lodge have beon open In
their avowal of a determination to
secede .and conduct their branch of
tho enter on their own resMnalblllty
In caae the contest went against them.
Jt 1 undcratool that the commit toe
resrt will be made against the recog
nition nf the Pythian Witters a an
onlm'. The morning session of the su
preme lodge todi'y waa devoted to a
consideration of the proposed new con
stitution. RAILROAD RACKETS.
Scheme In Which Financier Are Try
lug to Beat Each Other.
Portland, Sept. 3. In connection
with the appointment of W. W. Tyler,
receiver of the Columbia & Washing
ton Hallway company, better known
a the Hunt system, an Interesting
story haa been brought t-i light. It
appear that In 1!U, when O. W. Hunt
wua trying to sell tho ro'id, he had
a large block of bonds, almost a con
Itmlllng Interest, hypotljcated with
Ladd A Tllton, of this city. Hunt fi
nally old the bonds to C. B,
Wright of Philndclphiai I Ladd,
Instead of foreclosing on the, pledged
bonda, gave Wright time to pay for
them, and take them up himself,
which he finally did. Ladd waa also
the absolute owner of an additional
$2n0,!M)0 of the bonds of the road and
gave Wright the use of these bonds
ulso and otherwise olded him In hla
foreclimure proceedings, In return,
Wright was to act aa trustee for
Ladd' Interest, his own part of the
igrcement was that Wright should
five Ladd an equivalent for tho 1200,
hs) of bonds cancelled by the fore
lohiire, In lieu of bonda of the re
organised company. This, Wright has
lone, but Instead of taking can of
Ladd' Interests as his own, ho Is said
to have used his position a a major
ity bond holder to release tho Farmer'
Loan & Trust company from It posi
tion as trustee under the mortgage
and to have appointed a trustee, Mr.
Ralston, an attorney of Philadelphia.
Ralston brings suit In thl city for the
foreclosure of the now mortgage, and
want to have Tyler appointed re
ceiver. The ostenslb'e purpose, It 1
inld, I to pay off the Ladd bonds by
foreclosure. Representatives of Ladd
4 Tllton hay It looks to them like
an attempt to freeze them out of the
700,000 of bonds by foreclosure. They
will tuike Immediate action to prevent
the execution of the scheme.
The O. R. & N, employes have united
In a petition to JucUte lb lllnger to
restrain Manager McNeill from put
ting hi revised schedule of wages
MOVEMENTS OF TROOPS.
London, flept, 3. A dispatch to the
Times from Chea Foo says the Jap
anese fleet Is assembling In Dautllus
harbor In southern Corea. The en
trance is guarded by torpedoes, Tha
Chinese fleet I moving betweon Oulf
ports. Tho hostile armies In tha vi
cinity of Ping Yang are quiescent,
CALIFORNIA HOP CROP.
Banta Rosa, Cal., Sept. 4. Hop pick
ing began in Sonoma county today.
Fully 6,000 whlto laborer have been
glvon employment No Chinese were
employed. The crop la the beet In
the history of the county, and tt la
estimated that fully thirteen, thousand
btiloe will 'bo gathered, . ,
THOSE AWFUL 1M
The Forest Holocaust
More of the Horrifying
The Recitation of Cold Fart Nrcd
uti Kiiihelllslmioht to Kxt'lle
PIN 13 CITY, Minn., tkpt, i-Curlou
apathy whloh 'marked almost every
mov at 'HIiHckley yesterday, gavje
way to bustling activity thl morning.
During the night a shack waa put up
tor a cook nova ana in tne earty
wming an em-doeed room wtta added
to tt for the atorag of onmlry
supplies. Tho imp) who remainml
over night wnro quartered tn tents,
whk'h Captain llart, tutirUT Jtiaatr
of the Fliwt brigade of th Mliineaotta
natliaiAl guard, had pitched laat evi
log Voluiito we more numeni
than yestorday, and affair sssuhmhI
a more aettleU art. The early tnUn
brought up nion who came to work
and did not aJmiubm themselvea to
the ffcrtiftca'tloft of mortild urlolty.
a did to miniy when brought up ye-
tertUy, wnfch pt-h. under the clr-
cumstitnet-, wua entirely lnexcusille.
At an early tour a force of men
tdrt.nl out to the cemetery to com
plete he wwk f Interment, Thiwe had
beon left Jmiv ground last night
flftv-aevin tHMllra In bone, ami a.t
da1lght, imrtlea were dotailed out
after these that had been ktited.
Ytsatonly partku Jwwted iwelve taal
loa, but a ctHwr ncrutluy of the wood
for a eimsideralde distance fnwn the
track rovele4 aevwel othwt, Imdud-
Ing the entire Oiwn family, father,
mother and four chlldran. Itesldea the
body of Otto Itciwlvy, gemral freight
and passenger awit of the Dultrth A
Wlivnleg railmmd. taken to hla homo
last night, nlnrtwst other were picked
up between Itttvckloy and Hkunk Lake.
Two or three were evidently paaaen
gr on Knlmvliy' south-bound atcr
mum limited. Mwt of the other were
't,:l.w end tlw reimiin.lor were refu
gtwa frun Hinckley, who got further
away from the dsmil city. One la
the bly erf Mr. John McNamara, on
whiwe body w fuund 13,000 in check
and IMO In eivrrency, and near by wa
the body of a boy. partially identlflm!
a one of her nn. The Rohlnmtt
fivmlly of five found yesterday ver
a'lto brought 4n , This about com-
pMes the numtwr on the right of way
to a point six mllea out, and fool up
a total of lt'wn tlfty and sixty. A
wittered fw were beought In from
the country jiut ! the Oriiulwtono
river. One, who wa found In gravel
pit Just aero the river, wa tdoutl-
fld a Joyce Crowoll, aged 60.
HORRIFY I N I PARTICULARS.
Minneapolis', Hopt. 4.-A Duluthapee-
lal to the Journal says: Oliver Du
bois, a French t'nnioliiin fanner living
on the outKklria of the little village if
Handstone, wa among the 250 refugees
from that atrlcken apot. He aavod
hla life by jumping into the bottom of
a dry well, ami was one of the very
few who tk uch refuge ami did
not find It a arrive already dug, Hla
experience was similar in many wnya
to that of score and hundred of oth
ers, but It show the tearful speed of
Die name. Imbola waa a little d la
ta nre from Id .home when he heard
in the south o mighty Mating and
thought a eyclotwi wa coming.
The bint-knee of the eky iixTeaeed
and he ran faith" front the building
to escape any flying Mic k that mlgiit
come from hla house. He threw him
self down at the root of a stump, hi
head under the root. Hoarcely waa
he on tho ground before the awful
heat and fire hwed that he con
tended not with a cyclone but with
flame, Thie wa a well a few fet
away, It.to which he jumped. It la
twelve feet doop, and dry. Above iilm,
he could re tho rilling cloud of
flame high In the air and then down
close to the ground. Ills position be
came stlftlt'K and the elr seemed to
bo no exhaust"! that he could only
brentho by clnwlng a nolo In the
damp earth and reenlng his fiuce to
tho side. Aa aoon a one place got
too Milling he would make another
little fresh spot. Tho well filled with
smoke and gas, but eftw a time he
managed to ell rob out
"I was so wook I could hardly walk,"
he eald, "ami for a few minutes I
wu dnxed. I waa ehocleas, and I
knew there wsj'e shoe a little dlc
tanco a way. I could not oo it he
ground at my feet for ainoke, but
groped my wuy to those shoes, lowing
my way once, and feeling every etep.
I found them at lust and they are the
only thing I own in tho world. Then
t stiiirted Into town. It beftnn to grow
llglvtw, ao I could aoc the street, I
stood In the center of B,i,mlntone and
ailed. Not a sound came In tinewer
I' called again and again, but the place
I had betn In only two hour before
waa as still aa the grave, I walked
toward the liver, shivering with fenr.
On tho way I counted the bcalles,
more than fifty of them. I climbed
down the uint and there, crouched
n the witer, I found the people. Dur
ing the passing- of ths tire, women had
iold tholr Ncreamlng chll'ii't n's mouths
In the witcr and Intel stood mouth
deep In the water themselves," ,
Several, It la reported, Imve boon
found in well in the neigh horliood
of Bandstone, clwvd. A was Ihe case
at Prestlg"), during tha forest Arc
In Michigan twenty-three year ago,
the wells were euffooaitlng spots and
were a dlamal refuge.
RAIN nUBSSRS MICHIGAN.
DetmH, Sept. 4. A ?.lsraitch from
the upper pcminaula of Michigan showH
the raimfiiJl of lrat night eftectiuia.lly
stopped the floraat fires and will save
million of feet of pine, besides crops
and houaee. The damage already
done, however, 1 imimense, and In
many looalltlce can only be avoided
by an Immediate cutting of the tim
ber. Thero Is cot.slderaible evidence
that many Area were set by men who
knew the wcorched pine would 'have
to bo cut at once, thuw glvng thc?m
work. The Area will also foe into
the imxrkot much pine that was held
by the Noon logging capitalist for
tho purpose of spoculatlon. It 1
thoug'ht nearly every foot of standing
pine In Ontowag,on county 1b burned,
fully 100,000,003 feect. ,
, NHUW) TflORK F1RB3.
Buffa-lo, N. ' Y., flopt 4. Fires in
nVia nrlu ii in at tvunitv ifiiffli a rtrjuVrtii n icr
through the meadows, woode and farm. I
Number of fn,mllIo ibarely escaped
with their lives, They nave organised
a bucket tirlgulii to kccp the flame
from burning hauaes. In the Vicinity
of Wlndom forest tire are raging, The
farmer are plowing to check the
Dunkirk, N. Y., Sept. 4, Forest fires
are raging In thl vicinity, Men, worn
en and children are fighting the flame
day and night. Thousand of dollar'
worth of property 1 burned. The vil
lage of Fredcam wa threatened.
A NOBLE RESOLVE.
Tncnma, Wash., Sept. 4. Director
tieneral Hucey, of the Inter-stale fair,
today wired the mayor of Duluth ask
tug If further flnanclal aid waa needed
for the aufferer from the eaatern for
est fires, It I proposed to set aside
one day' proceed of admission at th
fair fur Ihe sufferer.
MORK OF THE SAD TIDINGS,
St. Paul, Sept. 4. A Pioneer Press
special from Pine City says: Hurled
at Hinckley and vicinity tit; at Hand
tone 17: Pokegama 25; Milter 12; esti
mated dead not found K0, Total K7J
The Hinckley horror I dawning In
Ha awful magnitude, There are now
lying In the desolate cemeteries under
a lmllow covering of sand or In rude,
rough boxes which take the place of
casket, 211) bodle.
F. J. Weber, of Pine City, who haa
the entire charge of Interment, had
hi work well In hand and ha kept
the most accurate nreouula of thw
bodies. These figure are hi and In
clude those bodle burled by friend.
Four treuehe tn all have been opened,
separated by about four feet. Coin,
iioiiuing on the south. In the north
trench there ate forty-five unboxed
corpse. In trench No. 2 are twenty
boxes, many containing from twenty
tn twenty-five bodle. In the third are
lhlrty-even boxes like the other. The
fourth trench I not yet In use, but
there are plied up nineteen boxes
which will be put in tomorrow morn
Th foreman of the Duluth construc
tion train reported to Coroner Cowan
tHa afternoon that !a the hill at the
north end of the bridge acroa Orlnd-
stone river were nine bodle so com
pletely Incinerated that the sex could
not be distinguished. A few rod from
where the Duluth depot stood wa
found the body of a woman. To thl
mutt be added the few bodies ahlpttad
out, two burled by Jim Hunt' party
of cruisers, four interred by another
explorer, making a total of about 226
accounted for In Hinckley and vicin
Amaxlng estimate are being made.
but there I tio foundation for them.
There are undoubtedly settler and
men In lumber camp burned who are
not yw discovered. A search for them
will be prosecuted with vigor and
they will be burled where they lie.
There is an unknown number of
dead In the mill pond,
It I as yet unnpproachable, Tti
bank was covered with sawdust and
not far away wa the Brennan mill
and lumber yard. A number of per
sons were seen to go to the pond. No
one came nut alive, and a the tire Is
till burning there, It may be a day
or two before thl pool of water can
At Pokegama the dead will run over
twef.ty-flve. At Miller they buried
twhlv. At ' Handslifii sixty-seven:
These figures, with the estimate of
those not yet found, brings the total
up to 378. The latter estimate may
be too low, but It Is a matter of abso
lute conjecture and It Is here that
widely different 'reairt are found.
Some think at least 200 settlers In
catnips are yet to be found.
ORHOON CITY.' Sept. 4.-Thera waa
big crowd In the city to wltmwa the
races of the laat day of the State Vol
unteer Fireman' torunnment. The
first race was a straightaway 300
yeards, wati-r a".U thnwgh 300 feot of
hose. The time made by the compet
ing team we a follows: Vancouver
54 4-6 aeeond; Oregon City 40; Cor
valll H; Astoria 4X2-5. Astoria was
ruled out because the nnxxle waa not
properly screwed on, giving Oregon
City tho prtxe of $100, Corvnlll getting
In the New York tit thl afternoon,
the Ciwvulll team fallfd to get water,
tlie Vancouver team nuido tt In 1:21
and Oregon City In 1:311-5, though
their cart got broken by ho catching
of the coupling. The prlxos were $125,
The fisit race of 100 yarda wa run
by three men drawn by lot, one from
each of the three team, fcr a prlxe
nnxxle. Thl wa won by Fred Oberer,
of Corvnlll, In 11:15 seconds.
BASE BALL SCORES.
Brooklyn, 8opt. 4. Brooklyn 0, Cleve
Philadelphia. Philadelphia 6, Cin
Baltimore,-Baltimore 9, Chicago 8.
New York. Plttobuig 13, Now York
Boston, Boa-ton 20( Louisville 11.
PRETTY BOAT RACE.
Astoria, Or., Sept. 4. Tho aloop May
flower, of Illwoo, Washington, and
the sloop Pearl, at Bay Center, raced
over a 13 3-8-knot course today for a
wager of $1,000. The race waa won by
the Mayflower by 4 minutes and 45
second. There wn half a gale blow
ing from the aontliweat at the time,
tho boat making the prettiest race
ever run on the Columbia, river.
MODESTY KILLED THEM.
A rienaurj Party In California Meets
a Sod Fate.
Tolnt Arena, Cal., Sept. 4. A camp
ing party from San Fratwasoo, con
elating of W. H. Hlgglneon, aeoond
ofllcor of tho steamer Oakland, his
wife and daughter; William Spohn,
hi wife and two children; Ed. Reed
and F. Small, of Wells, Fargo & Co.,
and James E. Wing, were camped
near hem Thl morning they wore
awakened by a dog barking and heard
a large red w.xd tree cracking. The
mon ran, but the ladles stopped to
dress. The tree Ml over both tent,
killing Mrs. Hlgglneon and hor daugh
ter, Sadie, and breaking the legs of
Spohn and Reed.
AN J3MBEZ7,LEIl ON TRIAL.
Moscow, Idaho, Sept, It. The Hinck
ley case waa called this morning in
the district court. Counsel for the de
fendant withdrew 'hla demurrers) and
tho prisoner pleaded guilty to three
charges of forgery. He will be sen
tenced Thursday morning. Hinckley
U tho deputy auditor who embezzled
$20,000 of county money by a system
of bogus county worranta.
WHEAT AND HOP9.
Liverpool, Sop. 4. Wheat steady;
demand moderate ; No. 2 winter 4s 4d;
spring 4s 4d. -
San, Frainicisco. Wlnmt 85 ito 95c.
New Yoi-k.-dloiiB dull, ,
Mr. Stewart, of Nevada
Still Another Phaze of
Mrs. Glasscock RecKe the Oltl Sena
tor's Amorous Scheme In Her
Caw -A Plausible Story.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4,-The Even.
Ing Star says: "Today furnished a
gnu!n tenatlon in political circle
by ths Statement that Senator John
P, June, of Nevada, who ha repre
nted his atate In the United States
senate for over twenty-one years, has
formally renounced his allegiance tu
the republican party, and cast his lid
with the populist. It I understood
his change of policy I on the ques
tion of sliver,
VENERABLE; FACES DANGEROUS.
Washington, 8pt, 4, Mr. Carrie
Brady Glasscock, defendant In the
divorce suit In. which Henator Stewart
of Nevada, I co-respondent, ha writ
ten a statement of her case for the
Raleigh, N. C New and Ouavrver.
Hhe give in detail the story of her
alleged rebut Ion with the Nevada
senator, beginning with hor office
(eking attempts In Washington, and
of the senator providing her a place
and loaning her money when the po
sition had not been obtained. Her
statement, after narrating the sen
ator's absence from the city, goes on
"He (Seriator Stewart) wa very
cordial and friendly, even, fatherly
toward me. HI venerable face pre
vented hla demonlratlon of affection
from being a offensive a they other
wise would have been. He seated me
on hi sofa, and Inquired after my
health, and a I waa still afflicted
with malaria, he said he had a sure
remedy,' Which he took himself. 17
made up a dose In a glass and gave
it to me to drink. It put me to sleep.
When I came to myself, I found he
had taken advantage of me. I ac
cused him of the crime and started
to leave hi olflce. He pleaded with
me not to make a scene, that he had
a family at home, that he lad been
overcome with hla attachment for ma;
that he obliged me ro long, had
worked so hard to get me a position.
had given me money when my family
was sick, and I In great dlstrr; that
I ought not do him the great injury
He assured me he had certain and
Immediate prospects of securing a
permanent position for mo for a large
salary, which would place me and
my children In comfortable safety
from want In the future. Ill prom
ise aavl lluttery finally overcame my
indignation, and I consented tu ac
cept (I, e permanent position he wa
soon to have ready for rae. When I
called again to receive the appoint
ment. It wa not ready, but hi prom
ises and flattery were. He had ac
quired power over me; aa 1 had not
exposed him he could expose me; be
sides I owed him money I could not
pay. He persuaded me to submit to
him. I waa now at -his mercy, and he
could command me as he pleased." - ;
Then follows the details of the
money paid, the promises to obtain a
position, and the frequent visits at
hla ofllce. "One of his bank checks,"
Mrs. Glasscock says, "which was1
found In my pocket by my husband,
aroused hla suspicions, and then he
followed me when I went out and had
others watch me. He met me soon
after coming out of the aenator's
room. He created a stormy atene with
me, and I realised the shadow Into
which I had been led, 'and life no
longer appeared worth living, and but
for my children I think I would have
WILL 8AY NOTHING.
Waahlmrton, Sept. 4. Senator Stew
art wa seen concerning the statement
of Mrs, Oliwseoek, and "beyond reit
erating the charge that the husband
and wife were trying to extort -money
from htm and blackmail him, he would
say nothing. The case la In court and
ho would -make no further atntement
before coming to the court.
News of the Northwest Gathered from
The Oregon. Press association will
meet In Pendleton the latter part of
A corn palace will be one of the at
tractions of the state fair at .Salem
during the week commencing Sept 17th.
The Weston Leader has suspended, at
least temporarily, because Its adver
tising patronage has dropped to $11 a
month, - -
Antelope and Mitchell hope, by com
bining their efforts, to secure the cre
ation of a new county from a part of
Wasco, Crook and Grant.
Doc Sperry, tho Oregon pacer, la
doing groat work in tho East at Fort
Wayne; on Saturday he won three
straight limits In 2:10, 2:09, -2:09.
The Sandwich Islands have recurcd a
stage driver from Oregon. John Mar-
lln of The Dalles-Prlnevllle stage line
has Just loft for hla now route on the
It Is rumored among steamboat mm
that the Oregon Pacific, will put on
two steamers to carry tho grain this
fall; also that It Is their Intention to
operate their river boats.
About two years ago Burdette Wolf
murdered Birdie Morton at Mt. Tabor.
He was never captured. A Portland
paper declares that he was at the
Bcene of the murder last week.
Sixty machines for saving the gold
In tho sands of the Columbia have
been sold at Watervllle, the seller
agreeing to take the. proceeds of ten
diys' work- with the machine for the
Sunday Welcome: "Somebody tried
to make a fuss at Newport because a
man seized a lady's leg, mistaking R
for a bannister, But she only laughed
about It said probably he didn't know
The resumption of work at 'the
woolen mills place all the factories In
operation In Oregon City, Two hun
dred hands ere employed In the wool
en mill; the paper and pulp mills have
250 men, and 150 are working on the
new electric plant.
Recently Newport was visited by a
Highest of tU in Livening
party of San Francisco capitalist,
who are negotiating for a lt on
which to erect a flnct class summer
hotel. It Is to cost not les than $50,-
000, and It I their Intention to have
It completed In time for next eaoti.
Th grahopper have taken the
country across the Columbia from The
Dalles. In the foothills the leaves
have all been eaten off th oak tree.
and the corn ha been stripped until
nothing but the bare stalks remain.
The hasei bushes have been robbed
of their folluge.
The big Chlneso firms of Seattle, an
ticipating that the duty on wines and
liquors would be reduced by congress,
left most of their large receipts In
the bonded warehouse. The new tar
iff law haul down the duty from $2.50
per gallon to $1.80, and now smooth
John Chinaman laughs and says he
Is a "belly smurt man."
WEEKLY MARKET REVIEW.
Prices paid fur Btapla Product at the
Portland. There riaa been a decided
Improvement In business In the local
markets, boginnlng with the preex-nt
week, and wholesale dealers particu
larly report Increaaed orders, Grain
I tout slightly changed, and bag are
quoted at the aame reduced price.
Good reports continue to come from
tha grain fields of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho. The rain, has not dam
aged the wheat or oats, a ha general
ly been supposed. Quotations are
lightly advanced aa follow: Walla
Wslla, (HVjC ft 70c per cental, and Val
ley, 75c77Vcje per cental.
Reerbohm'a grain report says: Wheat
-Steadily held. California, spot Jot.
4 'id; off cot, 23 td; nearly due.
23 (d; promptly to be shipped, 24s:
Walla Walla, spot lots, 4a ti'Ad; off
coat, 21s d; present and following
month, 22s d: Australian, off coaat,
23a; present and following months, to
U. K., 21s; cargoes off ooaat and on
Flour Balem and Dayton, $2.25 per
barrel; Walla Walla $2.90.
Oats Quote Ntx.1 white, feed oats,
at 30c on track, and good winter gray
from 25e to 2Se.
Barley Feed barley 70c & 72Vj0 per
cifal an the exlCreme. Brewing la
worth 80c 0' 85c per cental, according
Hay-Good, $10 e $11 per ton.
BuWer Oregon fancy creamery 22'Xie
25c per pound; fancy dairy 20c
Onions New California, red, lc per
pound; yellow, le.
Potatoes New Oregon are slow at
35ctJ50c per sack. There are plenty
of California swest potatoes, quoted
Paul 'ry Old chicken are quoted at
$3 0 $3,50 per doxen, and young at $2
(j) $2.25, according to size,
Kgg Quotations advanced yester
day from 12Vic to 15o, and closed at the
latter price. The supply la limited,
and a continued advance in price is
Vegetables iLima beans, 4e per
pound; sweet potatoes, lc; Oregon
cabbage, IVic 2c ; string and wax
beajn)i, yp (P. 2c; corn1, 8c IP 10c per
Fresh fruit There ia a plentiful sup
ply of all kinds of fruit except grapes.
Snake river peaches, 40c 60c; Con
cord grapea. 75o per crate; Hood river
Wool Valley, 7Vt &o. aiccordlng to
quality; Umpqua, 7c 9c; Eastern Or
egon, 8o7c. ,
Hops There is no settled market
price. Dealers anticipate opening at
THE VALUE OF SUCCULENT FOOD.
When the Jerrcys were tugging away
at the contest at the World's fair last
year, Superintendent Fuller made up
his mind that his cows needed more
succulent food than they were get
ting, If they were made to do their
beat Accordingly he contracted with
Mr. A. O. Fox, of Oregon, Wis., for a
carload of fresh green clover every
day, and the effect upon the cows was
considered very satisfactory.
We notice in Bulletin No. 20 of the
New Hampshire Experiment station,
that an experiment was carried on
which again clearly brings out the
wonderful value of succulent food- In
the production of butter. A ration of
hay, oat hay, ensilage and mixed grain
wa fed as a baBlo ration to each 1,000
pounds of live weight In cow. The nu
tritive ratio waa 1 te 6. Then the cows
were fed In turn a series of oils to see
if fat could be fed Into the butter.
First cottonseed oil, then corn oil, then
palm oil, then cocoanut oil, then oleo
oil, lastly stearlne or tallow fat.
Twelve ounces of oil was fed of each
of these oils. On the hay, ensilage
and grain ration, one of the cows gave
1.23 pounds, of butter fat a day,
When the twelve ounces of palm
oil was added the same cow gave
1.30 pounds of butter fat per day; with
addition of atearlne she gave 1.29
pounds of butter fat per day, and the
same figures when the twelve ounces
of cotton seed oil was fed. The same
ration of hay, ensttla&e, oat hay and
grata was continued through all this
different oil feeding. But when the cow
was taken off both hay and grain ra
tion and 'the oils and put on good pas
ture she gave a average of 1.38
pounds of butter fat per day. Can we
not learn from these and many more
fawts within: easy reach of observation
(that for the making of butter we
should provide the cow with good hay
cut at the succulent stage, and ensi
lage, roots, etc., if we wish 'her to do
her level best in providing us with
butter fat? We should keep an eye
steadily on the one fact of approach
ing as near as possible the succulent
condition when we prepare hor food
for her. Hoard's Dairyman.
A GREAT MISTAKE)
Is made If one confounds Bunnell's
Hair Restorative With the many hair
preparations for sale, which, dye the
hair, aa it Is not a dye, but produces
healthy hair of Its youthful color by
iurnishing to the hair roots tho lack
ag t natural constituent elements of
ialr, preventing oaldness, removing
dandruff and diseased scalp, render
ing the hair elastic, soft and 'brilliant.
By druggists, price $l.op per bottle.
Sold by G. W. Putnam, druggist, No.
255 Commercial street, Salem, Or, 4
Power Lttert U.S. Gov't Report
Historic Kemains of an
It Was Explored by Hon.
J. A. Wright. .
Story of a Beautiful Indian Maiden
Pluuriuf Into the Burnlnf Crater to
Kacape Punishment of Enemies.
Crater mountain la one of the Uma
tilla Indiana' great spook depot from
ancient tlmea. Buck that are now
white with tlie fcoary frosts of many
winter recollect to hanging in the
tree tightly trapped to their nursing
board while their mother roomed
the foroetx In search of game for the
lord of creation or wood for (he tepee,
and from Ir fancy love to relate how
the Great" Spirit spoke to them with,
the awful voice of terrlAo thunder In
the bowdla of the earth. Many are
the stories and legends of Indian lore:
tld of Crater mountain, . One of tho
favorite ones la told of a great war
between the Shoshone and Umatilla.
When the Umatillaa had conquered
their foe they proceeded to slaughter
old and your g reg&rdlea of sex. One
beautiful Shoshone maiden, seeing thai
death was inevitable from 'her pursu
ing foes, plu.iged headlong Into tha
burning crater, and Instantly th vol
canic eruption ceased, much to the
consternation of her pursuers, who, on
the following day found on lookinc
down the chasm of inky darknea a
resplendent light with the form of the
Shoshone maiden In the midst of tha
apparition. They told tt to their dusky
worriers, and to this day Crater moun
tain Is looked upon with a reverence
from an Indian point of view that al
most passe the bound of cupidity.
Many tlher atories are extant of Uiia
volcanic wonder. However, sufficient la
in light to make the explorer pause and
reflect on tha mighty power of nature
and the punlty of mankind when
weighed in the scales of power. The
following, says the Baker City Demo
crat, is from the dairy of Hon. J. A.
Wright, who I a careful scientist, ever,
on the alert for something new and
always ready to look into the deep
mystarles of nature: Crater moun
tain la located, some eJeven male
from the camp of Cornucopia, on the
south side of the range whose caps are
tlpperl with t eternal siiowl Many
chasms and fissure have In the misty
past cleft the mountains and left them
In the most fantastic shapes. Vege
tation cjaeea to grow after a certain
height Is reached and close under the
base of one of the great, peak Is the
famous extinct volcano. Ashes and
lava are found in great profusion and
In such Indescribable masses that It
makes the ascent one of peril and
great diffoulty. However, once at tha
top, a peek down Into the blank, fath
omless afcyss supplies the most morbid
minds with all the semaUonallam nec
essary for a lifetime. ; A favorite
amusement was to throw rocks down
and listen to the sounds as they struck
on the projecting sides of the dark
chimney until the sounds died away
leaving nothing but for the mystified
explorer to guess It had reached the
bottom, ifa-ny have been the etoriea
circulated of the wonderful cavern
that extended from the sides of the
great chimney. A stout cable waa
provided and a basket swung from &
pulley. The Horn Joseph with camera
and note book wa carefully lowered
some 378 feet when he noticed on ap
erature n the side of the chimney.
and by signals agreed upon a halt waa
called in his downward career, and he
crawled through a cleft in the great;
chimney, and the work of exploration
begun. The first sight that met hla
astonished gaze was a most stupend-
uous onamber from whose mighty dome
hung stalactites of great beauty, which
was enhanced by the light of the can
dle, and fairly struck terror to bis
heart, as the flickering candle seemed
to possess the power of some unseen
hand that made millions of the bril-.
llont stalactites dance in resplendent
beauty. A great snowy owl blinked his
two balls of Are at the astonished Jo
seph, and with such a persistency ha
thought surely this Is the witches''
cauldron" and expected to find perched
on some point of rock one of the Imps
from tha unfathomable hereafter.
However, nothing of the kind come In
view and the explorer groped hla way
ta the far end of the chamber, where
he thought he heard sounds of falling
water, nor waa he mistaken, for,
squeezing himself through an opening;
he found himself in another chamber
of great baauty with a stream of hot
sulphur water running into the earth
or rocks. The Incrustation from the
sulphur water had transformed the
cavern into a coral like substance and
left It In eu;h fantastic shapes. He
found In the water some lively HttJe
lizard and some frogs that change,
oolor on the slightest provocation, two
large rats, who eyed tha explorer with
a curiosity that seemed to bode no
good and he longed for his little gun."
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