THE 3IORXING OREGOXIAN, TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1905. GHfflT I Illness of Leading Stockholder Main Cause. LOANED TOO MUCH TO HIM First National Bank of Topeka Closes Because It Falls to Realize on Devlin's Security His Property Is Ample. TOPEKA. Kail., July 3. The sudden Illness of C J. Devlin, the controlling stockholder, caused the closing of the First National Bank this morning and the appointment of a receiver. A slight pun on the Central National Bank, of Vhich Mr. Devlin holds control, and on other banks followed, but they met nil demands without difficulty. Mr. Devlin Is the owner of coal mines, railrouds and real estate valued at close on 57.030,000. Since his Illness large drafts have been made on the First National Bank on his. account and his inability to look after his af fairs caused the bank to close in con sequence. No definite statement was obtainable up to a late hour today regarding the condition of the bank. W. 11. Rossing ton, vice-president of the bank.'locked the doors in the vault to await tne ar rival of J. T. Bradley, the Naitnoal bank examiner, whom the Conroller had appointed receiver, and he would only say: "The bank's trouble has not been caused by dishonesty on the part of anyone, but by lending too largely to one borrower. There has been no steal ing." Devlin Owes $1,000,000. This borrower is, of course, Mr. Dev lin, and the bank is said to hold the capitalist's paper to the amount of Sl.000,000. Mr. Devlin, whose sudden Illness brought about the tangle in his 26 big coal mining and railroad prop erties, valued, It is estimated, at close to $7,000,000, is still under the care of a physician and no statement could be .secured from aim. All that come from his home during the day or could be secured from other sources was that he had turned over to the bank nearly 5700,000 in. life insurance and about the same amount in Topcka real es tate. Business associates of Mr. Dev lin say It is their opinion that, if properly handled, this, would allow the bank to pay out. Elmer Ames, bank examiner for the noi i.horn district of Kansas, who took charge pending the arrival of Mr. Bradley, wou'Iq say nothing additional tnat would throw any light on the sit uation. "I have nothing to give out," said Mr. Ames. "I will be busy here all night and by morning I may have some'thlng to say." Aside fron) tho temporarv flurry tha the failure causod at the other banks of the city, probably the most interest ing phase of the situation was the statement of State Treasurer T. T. Kel ly that the bank held Jof.S.OOO of the state's money and the knowledge that. Mr5 Devlin was one of Mr. Kelly's bondsmen.' The statement was 'made that Mr. Kelly had exceeded, his au thority in placing more of the sthate's money in the., bank than the law al lowed, but Mr. Kelly declined to dis cuss the matter at this time. Run on Other Banks Slight. Following the announcement of the failure, a lively run was started on the Central National Bank, and before closing tlmo today it was known that something more than $100,000 had been withdrawn from this institution. The Central National also held some of Mr. Devlin's paper, and ho likewise owns , 15-2Sths of the capital slock of $250,000 j of this Institution. But It developed 'that the Central National had but little , of Mr. Devlin's paper and, whn Its ! officers displayed $600,000 In cash and made every effort to pay the depositors ! as fast as they made demands for their j deposits; the excitement dled down i and at closing time but a few umall Je- j ivsitors remained at the teller's win- i 'dow. Other runs, of a lesser degree, were j started on the State Savings Bink, the . Bank of Topoka and the Merchants j National Bank. At none of these banks, i however, was the demand for with- j drawals great, only the small deposit ors, taking their money ewey. many of t'.te heavy depositors here and the correspondents throughout the state offering assistance, and some of the local merchants making deposits. J. R. Mulvane. president of tne Bank of Topeka. -which kept open after bank Ing hours- to accommodate any one who might come for their money, spoko t confidently of the outcome, saying nls bank had plenty of available assets. There was no especial show of excite ment on the part of the depositors dur ing the day, altnough a crowd re mained about the doors of the failed First National, ns well as at the other banks, for many hours. Devlin Says He Will Pay All. C. J. Devlin tonight authorized the fol lowing statement: "No depositor of the First National Bank will lose a dollar. I will give up everything 1 own In the world. If neces sary, to make the bank pay dollar for dollar." The statement was made to his attor ney. Clifford K. Husted, who was author ized to give It out for publication. It is added that Mr. Devlin expects to be able to take active charge of his business with in a short time, and will devote his ener gies to straightening the tangle. His phy sician state? that Mr. Devlin will be able to go his office within a week. A rumor which could not be verified was that the bank had S&O.OW it the close of business Saturday. If It could have raised 5150,000 Sunday, it would have opened yes terday. It is said that the bank was ex amined by Mr. Bradley five months ago. Evidently it was In good condition at that time. Many reasons for the bank's troubles are assigned. It is stated on reliable authority, however, that the primary cause of Mr. Devlin's financial troubles Is the Toluca & Spring Valley Railroad, which has commenced to build in Illinois lately. The road took a lot of money more ,than Mr.vDevlIn figured on and the result was that he became hard pressed for funds. Thre weeks ago he was taken with a serious sick spell. He was unable to give directions about his business. The managers of his numerous properties, who had "been drawing on Mr. Devlin's account Jn the First National, continued to draw, and. as Mr. Devlin wns not on hand to Increase the account. It was soon exhausted. Then came the orordraft, which was sufficient to warrant Vice President Rossington's taking his action o. today in closing the bank. There are three preferred creditors of the First National Bank, as follows: State of Kansas, $540,000; Shawnee Countv, $29. 952: City of Topeka. $26,241. The bank gave a bpnd In each .case signed by C. J. Dev lin, who qualified for $500,000. There is some question about the bank's bond to the state, as the law which re quired that the bond be 'given was re pealed by the last Legislature. State Treasurer Kelly, who is responsi ble for the money. Is under a $1,000,000 bond. $500,000 signed by Devlin and $500,000 by a socurlty company. HAS AMPLE MEAN'S TO PAY Failure or Devlin's Bank Causes No Alarm In Kansas City. KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3. C. J. Devlin, who was one of the most extensive coal mine operators In the West, held several interests In Kansas City, and local banks have some of his paper, but there was no apparent excitement here today over the failure of his bank at Topeka. The belief generally was expressed that with good management of his twenty-six properties all liabilities would be paid In full. Charles S. Gleedcn, an attorney for the Central National Bank at Topcka, and a director In the Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, whose knowledge of Mr. Devlin's affairs Is Intimate, gave it as his belief that Mr. Devlin's liabili ties would run anywhere from $2,500,000 to $4,000,000 and that his estate was worth between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000. Mr. Devlin was known as a worker of tremendous capacity, who rarely. If ever, trusted his affairs to an" assistant. He relied to a great extent upon his re markable memory, which at last appears to have been overtaxed. The National Bank of Commerce, which holds claims of $128,600 against Mr. Dev lin's companies, tonight filed an attach ment suit against all of Mr." Devlin's real estate in this city. The Journal will say tomorrow: "A Kansas City bank tonight received an inquiry from Baltimore indicating that Mr. Devlin owes $710,000 to a trust com pany of that city. "It is known that Mr. Devlin and his corporations owe the First National of Topoka $1,100,000: also owe other banks in Topeka something like $500,000. They also owe Kansas City banks nearly 51. 000.000, St. Louis $350,000. and Chicago about the same amount." AH the money needed to make it pos sible to turn over Mr. Devlin's properties to the corporation formed here last Sat urday to handle the estate will be raised by a creditors committee formed here to day, according to a statement given out tonight by attorneys for Mr. and Mrs. Devlin. The committee was agreed on by Mr. Devlin's chief creditors. Tho formation of this committee, it is said, removes all obstacles In the way of the success ful carrying out of the intent of the Dev lin corporation. Paralysis Struck Devlin. CHICAGO, July 3. The whole trouble Involving both Mr. Devlin's affairs and those of the First National Bank of To pcka came as a result of an attack of apoplexy two weeks ago, which rendered Mr. Devlin Incapable of transacting busi ness. At Mr. Devlin's Chicago headquar ters no person was present to speak for him. The offices were locked. At the Corn Exchange Bank here It was said today that the First National Bank of Topeka carried a comparatively small ac count with the Corn Exchange Bank. Last Statement of Bank. TOPEKA, Kan.. July 3. The report of the condition of the First National Bank of Topeka. in the State of Kansas, at the close of business May 29, 1905, showed resources and . liabilities . amounting to $2,351,304. Individual deposits subject to check were $1,226,945. and demand certifi cates of deposits. $250.95?. Receivers Appointed. WASHINGTON. July 3. The Controller of the Currency has appointed National Bank, Examiner-' J. T. Bradley, receiver of th'e First "National Bank. Topeka, -Kan., upon receipt of advices from the vice president of the bank that Its doors had been closed. PROTEST TO ROOSEVELT Canton Merchants Denounce Exclu sion and Mob Attacks Christians. HONGKONG. July 4. The merchants of Canton arc preparing a petition to Pres ident Roosevelt representing the hard ships of the Chinese exclusion treaty. Placards are posted throughout the city urging a boycott of American goods. Na tive Christians in Canton are being in timidated by the populace. AT THE THEATERS Whnt the Press Agcnta Say. "THE CONQUEST" A SUCCESS Another Great American Drama Is Given to the Vord by Bclaco. The first performance of "The Con quest." which occurred at the Belasco Theater last evening, marks the com mencement of the career of another great and sccersful play under the Belasco management. Last evening was "au thor" night," and one of the largest and most brilliant audiences ever gathered Into a Portland theater witnessed the triumph. The play Is a remarkably in teresting one. telling as it docs the beau tiful romance of the thrilling adventure of Lewis and Clark In exploring the mighty Northwest, guided by the faith ful Indian maid. Mr. Rogoway has done full justice to the novel and his new play, presented last night for the first time on any stage, promises to break all records for the Belasco during its week's run. PATRIOTIC 3IATINEE TODAY Kolb and. Dill in "The Beauty Shop" at the Mnrquam. This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock a grand patriotic matinee will be given at the Marquam Grand Theater, when the fa mous German comedians, Kolb and Dill, will present their funny musical comedy burlesque, "The Beauty Shop." "I. o. U." W3 given lat week to rapacity houses, which means the public liked the show. "The Beauty Shop" opened last night to a crowded houses and. Judging from the way the audience laughed and screamed, this clever skit will surpass last week's record. The performance will begin tonight at S:30. Seats are now sell ing for the entire week. If you want to celebrate the Fourth and enjoy it, see "The Beauty Shop." "VENICE" CELEBRATES. Special Patriotic Features at Klral- fy's Great Trail Spectacle. Today being the "glorious." there will be special patriotic features at "The Carni val of Venice." the world's greatest the atrical spectacle, now dominating the Trail. It Is the great, big feature of the Exposition, and no visitor can satisfy a desire to see the big Fair without visiting Its greatest attraction. Special Fourth of July features. Three performances at 4, 7 and 9 P. M. MiLWAUKIE COUNTRY CLUB Eastern and Seattle races. Take Sell wood and Oregon City cars. First and Alder. CI IS IN EAR N EST Appoints Aids to Peace Envoys to Avoid Delay. mil WELCOME ARMISTICE New "Evidence of Desire for Peace Early as Possible and of Final Overthrow of War Party Is Given. ST. PETERSBURG. July 3. That Em peror Nicholas is sending Russia's plen ipotentiaries to Washington in perfect good faith is demonstrated not only be the fact of his clothing them with full power to negotiate and conclude a theaty, but In his appointing several high of ficials five. It is believed who are spe cialists In various branches of the sub jects, connected with the negotiations, as advisers of the Russian plenipotentiaries. In this way the delays incident to refer ring peace propositions back to St. Pet ersburg for the consideration of the va rious ministries, which always cause a loss of much time in Russian diplomacy, will be avoided. Japan is likely also to pursue a similar plan. he retirement of War Minister Sakhar off marks the final overthrow of the war party. At the foreign ministry It Is stated that when a treaty Is signed by the pleni potentiaries at Washington, It will be referred to the respective governments at Tokyo and St. Petersburg for ratifica tion and will become operative, so far as Russia is concerned, when signed by Emperor Nicholas and countersigned by Foreign Minister Lamsdorff. It is be traying no secret to say that Russia, after giving these proofs of her willing ness to end the war If It is possible to find a reasonable basis, would welcome an armistice which would prevent fur ther bloodshed. The list of officials appointed to assist the Russian plenipotentiaries at the Washington conference forwarded to the State Department by Ambassador Meyer Includes M. Shlpoff. director of the treas ury department; M. Pokotlloff. the Rus sian Minister at Pekln; Prof, de Maar tens, professor of International Law at the University of St. Petersburg, and Major General Ycrmoleff. the military attache of Russia with the American army during the Spanish-American war. CELEBRATE IN MANCHURIA Japanese Army Will Observe Fourth of July at Front. GENERAL OKU'S HEADQUARTERS IN THE FIELD, via Fusan. July 3. (Noon.) The soldiers comprising General Oku's army, are spending their time In target practice with rifles and .guns, show ing that there is no lack of ammunition or transportation facilities-. The staff officers are arranging a Fourth of July celebration In honor of General McArthur and the American attaches and correspondents. CAVALRY ATTACK VILLAGE Russian -Rcconnolssancc Leads to Vigorous Artillery Fire. CHICAGO. July 3. (Special.) A staff correspondent cables the Chicago Dally News from General Nogi's headquarters In Manchuria, via Fusan. as follows: "Six hundred Russian cavalry made a reconnalsance July 1 of the Japanese po sition on the east bank of the Llao River, where they attempted to enter the forti fied village of Llyuchaze. After some desultory firing they retired. Later a dozen Russian guns appeared to the north of the village and opened fire. The Jap anese guns replied vigorously. The Rus sians also made a reconnaissance In force to the east of Kalplng, retiring In the evening. Pertcb Bey. the Turkish attache, who was wounded in a recent engagement with the Russians, has been made a General by the Sultan of Turkey. Koniura Sails About July 10. TOKIO. July 3. On account of re pairs to the steamer Minnesota at Nag asaki. It is doubtful If Baron Komura and his staff will depart for Washing ton before July 10 to participate In the peace negotiations between Japan and Russia. Premier Katsura will act as Foreign Minister during the absence ofBaron Komura. Japnn Will Borrow Again. LONDON. July 3. K. Takahlra. the spe cial finance commissioner of Japan, has definitely announced that Japan will take the earliest favorable moment to Issue a new loan In New York and London and on the continent. It will probably be HCO.OOO.OM. LUND FRAUDS UP IN IDAHO WITNESSES SERVED WITH PA PERS SURREPTITIOUSLY. Believed That Many Weil-Known Men Will Be Indicted Before Long. LEWISTON. July 3. (Special.) There Is now unmistakable evidence that the alleged land frands In Idaho will be aired before a .special United States grand Jury at Boise beginning Monday Today Deputy United States Mamhall L. D. Schattner was occupied serving imbpenas on a number of residents of this vicinity, and while the name? of thooe who will appear to give testimony cannot be obtained. It is believed that they are persons directly connected with cases which Special Inspector O'Fallon has been working on for several months past. It Is understood that several per sons sabpenaed. were known a? timber locators In tnls ctlon. While dispatches give out the informa tlon that the jury will meet at Boise July 5, witnesses summoned from here are not to appear at Boise before the 10th- It is said that prominent persons in Lewiston may be Implicated In the al leged land frauds, but nothing In the summons served to give any Inkling as to the Kina or testimony that will be taken. At the time of the regular session of the United States grand. Jury at Moicow last April, it was thought that these cases would be brought up. The Jury adjourned, however, without anv action being taken and the recent announcement of the special session at Moscow was- an entire surprise. Judge Beatty. who wa to be relieved this month, has asked that he now be allowed to remain at BoUe. Special In spector s. F. O'Fallon and Special Agents Goodwin and Cullom are" in tho city, but neither would give out any in- rormiuon relative to the matter In hand. It is thought here that Mr. Heney. spe cial prosecutor of the Government, now in Portland, would come to Idaho to participate In the prosecution should any indictments be returned. WIRELESS OFFICE RAIDED Chicago Police Stop 3Icssages to Floating Poolroom. CHICAGO, July 3. Detectives this afternoon raided the Chicago offices of the Wireless Telegraph Company, which has been sending racing returns to the boat City of Traverse, out In Lake Mich igan. William H. Ocker. manager; D. O'Brien and Edward Brandon were ar rested, and the apparatus was removed by the police. Small Deficit Expected. In his report for tho six months end ing June 30, City Auditor Devlin esti mates that there will be .a deficit of $14,352.29 at the end of the present year. The available balance on nana m the general fund was 543,298.14. It Is estimated that the receipts during She rest of the year will aggregate 5190.- 559.75, which would give a total ot available funds amounting to 5234. 257.89. The estimated expenditures for the same period foot up 524S.810.1S. which Includes the transfer of 57500 to the improvement bond fund; 561.005.29 to the fire department fund, and 521, 520.70 to. the police fund. AT THE HOTELS. . Tho Portlasd L. Falek. San FrancUco; J. O. Meyer. Lincoln. Neb.: W. R. Cohn. I. Conn. New York: W. H. MorrUon and wife. San Franclco; 2iU Crellln.- Miss E. Clellln. Oakland: Mn. J. R. Meyer. San Francisco: J. S. McCandles. Mr. J. A. McCandleis. J. McCandleaa Jr.. Honolulu: O. Hermann and wife. G. B." Hermann. G. H. Hermann. San Francisco; M. C. Ottenhelmer. San Fran cisco; P. Bevan. New York: Mrs. L. Metz ger. Miss E. Metrjer. Alameda. CaU; H. Sln sh'imer and wife, E. Slnshelmer. A. Mack and wife. G. Mack. Miss Ullenthat. T. J. Schuyler. San Francisco; Mrs. A. F. Stevens. Mis E. J. Skinner. Washington. D. C.: M. E. Parraalee. Malone. N. Y.; Mrs. F. M. Heath. Miss M. Heath. Riverside. CaL: V F. Orlswold. Erie. Ta.; Mrs. A. L. Barmo. E. Barmon. "Wallace. Idaho: H. H. Ma rot and wife, Philadelphia. Pa.: J. Ehrman and family, city: Mrs. S. W. Herman. G. Herman, C- Herman. San Francisco; L. Ambrose. Etanston. Is,; C, TV. Andrews. Miss M. E. Ahern. Chicago: M. A. Black. New York; G. F. Bowerman. Washington. D. C: J. Brig ham and wife. Des Moines: SC. E. Brown. E. L Rabardy. Boston: E. E. Burdlck. Jer sey City: Mrs. R. F. Cornegy. Scranton. Pa.: D. Corey. Maiden. Mass.: F. M. Crunden. Miss J. R. Donnolly. E. C. Doren. SU Louis; M. E. Downey, Mrs Earl. Mrs, Stewart. Ot tuxnwa; la.; F. W. Faxon and wife. Boston; M. W. Freeman. Louisville: W. Ganley. De troit: G. S. Goddard Hartford: H. A. Gould. Chicago: S. S. Green. Mrs. L. E. Howey. Worcester; M. Hansen. Brooklyn: H. E. Haines. New York: N. E. Helnson. T. Hitch er. Brooklyn: M. Hoglund. Indianapolis: M. F. Johnson. G. M. Jones. Michigan City: H. T. Kelly. Detroit: O. Lynn, Ann Arbor: T. W. Kock. J. T. Mitchell. Ann Arbor: E. J. Nolan, Philadelphia; F. J. Olcott. H. Penfleld. rtttsburg; E. I. Robardy. New York; E. C, Richardson. Princeton: H. A. Richmond. Buffalo: C. B. Roden. Chicago: M. H. Sewell, Toledo; L. M. Shaw. Mrs. E. Stechert. H. Stechert. Brooklyn; B. C. Stelner. H. Stevens. Baltimore: E. Tlbbltt. Omaha; Miss A. S. Tyler. Des Moines; Miss Thompson. Des Moines: H. M. Vtley. De troit: E. M. Wlllard. Pittsburg; M. Dewey. Lincoln. Neb.; H. A. Richmond. Buffalo; A. B. Shaw and wife. New York: Miss L. E. Stearns. Milwaukee; L. W. Hutton. Wallace: Miss M. A. Smith. Lacro.se: A. S. Dili and wife Harrlsburg; Miss M. Thayer, Spring field. 111. The Perklas George DysarU G. C. Ells burg. Centralla: R. Robinson. Tillamook: T. N. Kennedy and wife. Wocdburn; A. J. Wil son. Sioux City; Paul Krlx and wife. Stan ton Tex.; W. O'Nell and family. Prlnevllle; C. A. Venplllar. La. Grande. Or.; R. C Dore hower. Minnesota: J. F. Bartolders. F. A. Fisher and wife. E. A. Fisher and wife. A. C. Fisher. Astoria: G. G. Elmer. Forest Grove; C. L. Stoddard. Went port; F. Bulr and wife, Pioneer, Wash.: Dr. J. H. John son. Los Angeles: J. Gunner. Seattle: J F. Cooke. Condon: Mrs. C. B. Benson. Dallas: Miss Holmes. McCoy: Miss Frlxzell. Salem; E. E. Gouches and wife. Miss Goucher. Mc Mlnnvllle; S. Smith and family. Arling ton; M. A. Murphy. Mrs. Phelps. Pendleton: J. A. Welnlng. Beaver City. Neb.: W. J. Hughes and wife, A. W. Lemon and wife. Winona; Mrs. P. Barva, Ft. Wayne. Ind.; Louise McDonald, Chicago: E. W. Cahou and wife. Omaha; Mrs. D. B. Broolcs. J. If. Young. Spokane; E. Richardson and wife. Pomeror: L. E. Prltchard and wife. Pasa dena: L. T. Morris. Watertown. S. D.; Mrs, A. H. Maloney. Woods. Or.; Mrs. J. D. Hlnkle. Spokane: Howard G. Cosgrore. G. F. Colers. Tomeroy: T. T. Baker and wife. Hay; M. Johnson. Colfax: J. W. Glover and wife. Spokane; M. Gllsan and wife. St. Jo seph: T. J. Armstrong and wife. Miss Arm strong. R. S. Johnson and wife. St. Joseph: Louis J. Gates and wife. Miss Gates. Kent; F. H. Hlllyer and wife. The Dalles; E. J. Bordeaux and wife. Bordeaux. Wash.: H. Stackweather and wife. Alameda. Cal.; P. C. Hansen Cottage Grove; J. W. Williams. Fernon. Cal.: H. A. Kurth and family. Salem: J. R. Lak. Carl B. Feathon. Dallas. Or.: E. Mann. A. Mann. San Francisco; Roland Eccles. Hood Kiver. The Imperial A. F. Flnner. Tacoma: John Barney. Spokane: W. F. McGregor and wife. Astoria: John Roeh. Spokane; J. C. Downey and wife. Oakland: W. r. Browning and wife. Kansas City: E. H. uamaway, isarrl- ton: E. V. Carter. E. P. watklns and wire. shland: W. H. Hollls. Forest Grove; E. V. Haines. Forest Grove: K. F McLeod. Spo kane: H. A. Kurtz. Miss B. Callen. Miss B. Mascott. Daltas: E. Mann. A. Mann, San Francisco: W. J. Olwell and wife. Daven port: C J. Scalen, I -a Grande: Tom Allen. Bums; A. P. Stover. Berkeley; v. Frame. Centralla: M. R. Briggs. Prinevllle; J. C. Goodale and wife. Salem: Anna K. Starr. Salem; Dora Russell. Los Angeles; W. H. Mitchell and wife. Chicago: J. A. Vaness. WInlock: H. H. Gehman. Xorrlston. Pa.: L. L. Duffield. Gold Hill: w. A. Evans and wife. Aberdeen: TV. H. Appleby. Wisconsin: J. S. Cooper. Independence: Miss Vesa Bol ton. Miss Bess Edcen. urani Mays, ine Dalles: R. R. Hlnton and family. William Bird and wife. Mis Melville. Shanlko: Mrs. Mears. Hood River; G. M&lville. E. Thomas. La Grande. The- St. Charlrx G. XL Ingram: Floyd Martin. Stella: R. Hill. Roy Webber; J. Thompson and wife. Chicago; A. Washburn. Alfred Erlckson. Gust Erltrom: A. T. Rob Inett. Halsey; John Cooper. Kalama: B. R. Whitney. lone; A. H. Hopkins. Tacoma: John Burggraf. The Dalles; Dan Fahey and wife: E. H Kochcr. Hoqulam: F. H Monk. C. E. Pearce. F. Andlker: E. Hlckey and family. Boring; L. M. Simon. St Paul; C Denney. Camas; Ed Tompkins. Roy Jenkins. John Freelund. Ostrander: H. B, Murphy. N. Murphy. San Francisco; H M Osbroske. Sookane; Hans Nelson. L. Maxwell. James Manary: Mrs. C- D. Marble and sister, Mt. Pleasant: W. H. Hobson. Astoria: C. Ander son. William Rose and family: S. Palmer. Boring: J. W. Deterlng and wife: Lee Ad klns. Liberal: N. Loona. Molalla: George Long. Sauvles Island: Robert Lilly. Qulncy: H. S. Tlchenor. Portland: Oscar S. Johnson, S Rapp: John Rice. John P. Nelson and family. Rainier; W. E. Allison. Dmost Springs: H. C. coivin. aiarsniana: j. v. "HarWn and family. Molalla; C. D. Boyd, Kallspell: Frank Root. Columbia City; J. Flnnecan. R. Hill: B. L. Barlow. Catlln: Frank Fro man. D. Froman. Albany; Fred Blrnney: R. M Watson. LonIda: D. C. Rourk: J. C Williams. Alfred May. O. Coons, Trouldale: J. E. W. Cottlngham. Roseburg: J. J. Blair. George Vlpond. Tacoma; Elmer Robinson; H. H. Deterlng and wife. The Oregon Jack Gordon and wife. Texas; D. E. Morgan. Nevada City. Cal.; E. II. Helneman. A. A. Newhouse. San Francisco: W, H. Faces. Los Angeles; I. J. Budlong. Astoria: R. W Trussell and wife. New York: H. L. Comeyn. San Francisco: R. Y. Apple by. Stanton. Neb.: V. t). Cohale. C. A. Jobes. St Louts: J. W. Lyons and wife. Seattle: F. L. Bushnell, M. E. Stratton. Mrs. M. C Fletcher. Pasadena: R. A. Brand George Hood. San Francisco: H. S. Landsberger. Alameda: Mlrs Wayman. Ban Francisco: II. E. Moore. Richmond. Tex.; J. C. Downer. Oakland: Miss C. L. Waters. San Bernar dlno: N, X. Bailey. San Francisco; E. B. DIHen. Kt. Louis; K. L. Latz. San Francisco; Mrs, George Sloan. Forest Grove: S. Glenden. Sew York; Charles Braasnaw. &t- louis; a. M. Mann. E. Mann. San Francisco: F. S, Warren. Warrenton, Or,; R. C. MacDonald. San Francisco: Edwin Swltzer. Portland; A. D. Graham. Detroit: C. G. Smith. Spokane: L. A. Cornell. Ben Cornell. Chicago; F. A. Pontlns. Seattle; Mrs. u. K. Bass. Milton. Wis.; J. Kaufman and wife. Butte; Mrs. M. Levy. Mrs. L. J. Morris. San Francisco; R. F. Moyer. Seattle: C M. Wheeler. Eureka. Tacoma Hotel. Tacoma. American plan. . Hates. 53 and up. Hotel Donaellr. Tacoma. First-class restaurant In connectloa. BUSINESS ITEMS. If Baby Is Orttter Teeth. St isn ana us t&at oia and wall-tried rtmt&j, 3Cra "W tallow's Sootalag Syrsp. for c&114r UiMsg. It seothwi t& child, aoties ta gnas. aSan all mis. cum wla4 eU aaa sUrrfce, SWIPED BY FLOOD Five Hundred Perish by Storm at .Guanajuato. TORRENT ENGULFS CITY Cloudburst Sweeps Away Gamblers and Their Money, Tears Down Church Over Heads of Fu gitives to Its Shelter. nrA'A.n:ATn MptIm Jnlv 3. -"Five VinnrlrAri nprsnn have nerlshed and property valued at 51,500,000 has been destroyed as a result of a flood which has swept .over the town following a ciouaoursu x wo nunarea uuaics uuva been recovered. nn.tnnluntn. nwlnir trt its situation in a cr-T-aa . mvlnA nr enrtrn hns hppn Rllh- Jected to floods swooping down and much loss ot lire naa Deen recoraea. out the 'present storm, which began Fri day night and continued through Sat- iiHav n.-n itnnrppdfntld. Bv 4 o'clock. Saturday afternoon clouds banked up DiacK anu tnreaiening in tne notmrasi, and witnin Jess man -u minutes ram nmo flnwn In tnrrflnts and the water surged down the streets with great violence, .fart or tne river, wnicn was hullt ovir with masonrv. burst throusrh. augmenting the flood, and the scene be came one of terror and consternation. Flood Bursts All Bonds. The people made haste to gather their valuables and flee, and many did so at the risk of their lives. The streets In the lower part of the city were tilled with rushing water and the roar of wind and rain added to the general panic. With one rush the mighty flood burst its bonds, foundations of solidly built masonry and houses being under mined, and many buildings fell with a crash. Their Inmates In many cases were crushed beneath the falling masonry. From the center of the city the flood rolled to both sides of the town, and the people madly rushed out to flee to the mountains. The second floor of the Ho tel I'nlon Is under Ave feet of water, many persons being caught and swept away. At the time whe,n the storm " seemed likely to abate, and before its greatest Intensity was felt, there was a crowd of merrymakers In the plaza. Gaming oper ators had scarcely time to set up their tables and place their money thereon when the flood rushed down from the hills, sweeping away booths, money and tables. Many people were then and there drowned. Each man fought his way out of the flood, trampling down whoever came In his way. and thus many women and children perished. Church Fulls on People. A large number of people had sought refuge In the Church of San Diego, but were crushed to death under Its falling walls. A priest who was addressing words of hope and consolation to the people was killed. Four hotels and some large shops were demolished or badly In jured, and some of the noblest mansions were demolished or badly wrecked, with all their furnishings. The large build ing occupied by Dwlght Furness. as the American Consulate, was flooded to the iccomi-story windows. The streetcar line between this city and the town of Marallfo was wrecked, much of the track being washed away and the mules drowned. Thieves are hazarding their lives in pil laging shops and mansions. The old elec tric plant was destroyed, but the new plant was saved. The mines were not damaged. The famous IaoIIa dam Is in tact. Many people arc still camping in the mountains. .Mrs. Shupe Accused of Murder. MONTPELIER. Idaho. July 3. Mrs. Caddie Shupe was today formally charged with the murder of Arthur Douglas, who was shot to death In Mrs. Shupe's home here early Sunday morning. Mrs. Shupe waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to the Fifth District Court. Mrs. Shupe claims that Douglas commit ted suicide, using her .pistol. mm For Preserviiig, Purifying and Beautifying the Skin, Scalp, Hair, and Hands. Csiicsrs. Sosp eeablif. dcEeal td!c!al sad ceoU Hot profwriln dntrtd tram Cadcnrt. thi treat Skis Cart, with tht fwmt ot c!rater lRzrtdleati sad lh sot rtfrrfci of tcrrtt okn. Tiro fop 1b ottt at oa. rrtr axiMly. i MriSrfaal isd Tcfirt Soap far 3fe rottrr Brs? Cbcxa. Corp-, Sal Prtrp Bortca. lift E Mr. Otto A. Flelssner's HDNEYS Pe-ru-na Promptly Cured Him. Mr. Otto A. Flelssner, American Epicurean, formerly chef to Colonel W. J. CoJy, (Buffalo BUI), now chef at the Rainier Grand Hotel, Seattle, "Wash., writes: "I suffered with kidney and "bladder trouble until life did not seem' worth living. I had tried many medicines hut did not get any relief un til I took Peruna. It was really wonderful how much "better I was after I had used this medicine only a week. I did not expect that it would help me permanently, hut aB long as it was doing me good I continued to usel it. At the end of six months I found to my relief, that it had rid my sys tem of all poisons, and that I was cured to stay cured. You certainly have a splendid medicine and I gladly endorse it.' ' Catarrh of the Kidneys a Com-1 mon Disease. ! Catarrh of the kidneys may arise ' from the spread of catarrh from other organs, or it may arise from some Ir- i rltatiun of the kidneys Jlrectly In the organs themselves. It may also result from a cold. If allowed to continue, it develops Into Bright's Disease or diabetes. THE XX CENTURYJSEWIN& MACHINE qThe highest type of FAMILY SEWIN&' M ACHIN E the embodiment of SIMPLICITY and UTILITY the ACME of CONVENIENCE. THE BEST NEEDLES For all makes of sewing-machines are made and sold at Singer Stores in every city Priee, 5 Cents Per PacKage Sewing machines rented or exchanged. At tKe Singer Stores 254r Morrison Street 402 Washington St. 54 O "Williams Ave. PORTLiAXD, OREGON. MATX ST.. OREGON ClTT. OR. I IN A WEEK iTjk w oTiarantee a cure in. every case we undertake or charge no fee. Consult. tlon rtter, confldenUii: Instructive BOOK FOR Mlfiff mailed free in plaia We cure the worst: cases of piles in two or tiree treatments, without operatloa. 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