Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 09, 1908, Page 2, Image 2

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    TTIE MORNING OREGONIAN. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1908.
BRYAN
NSTRUGTS
LOCAL LEADERS
Precinct Committeemen Must
Get Out Democratic
Vote.
NEBRASKAN IS HOPEFUL
Fays Direct Primary Has Revolu
tionized Politics Calls for Sub
scriptions to Fund May Spend
October on Stump.
CHICAGO. Sept. 8. Twelve hundred
precinct committeemen recently elected
In the primaries were addressed by W.
J. Bryan tonight. The meeting" repre
sented an Innovation In politics In Chi
cago, and was for the purpose of putting-
Into effect the call of the National
committee for a campaign club In every
Voting precln-t 1n the United States.
Previous to Mr. Bryan's remarks
John W. Tomllnson. of Alabama, chair
man of the committee on organization,
addressed the conference. He stated
that over 5000 clubs already had been
organized and that campaign literature
and material had been sent to all clubs
enrolled at Democratic National head
quarter. After October 1. he said,
weekly letters from Mr. Bryan would
be sent out to all Democratic clubs.
Primary System Revolui. nixed.
Mr. Bryan opened by referring- to the
primary system and declared that it
had revolutionized politics. "And au
thority now comes from the voters." he
said, "instead of some central author
ity." Mr. Bryan emphasized the importance
of the position which the committeemen
occupied and declared that no candidate
would win success If the work of or
ganization was neglected.
'"It will be your business to see," he
said, "first, that every Democratic vote
is registered; second, that every Demo
cratic vote Is cast: third, that every
Democratic vote Is counted; and fourth,
that false registration and repeating
are prevented."
Work for Precinct Clubs.
The Democratic candidate admon
ished his hearers that before the day
of registration they could be Instru
mental In assisting In the organization
of clubs and that these clubs could as
sist In the circulation of literature
that is needed. "You can find out what
the voters are talking about." he said,
'on what subjects they are interested,
and what arguments need to be an
swered. Tou can assist in the collec
tion of campaign funds. With several
thousand Democrats at work, a few
dollars contributed by each means a
roneiderable sum for the campaign
fund.
"The reports that come to us from
all cectlone of the country," he said,
amid wild applause, "are very encour
aging, and we have every reason to be
lieve that, if wa all work together and
work diligently, we shall be able to re
joice over a victory, state and Na
tional." Bryan Sees Bright Prospect.
Mr. Bryan told the members of the
Democratic National committee at their
meeting today to discuss campaign
plans before the candidate makes his
swing through the Eastern states, that
with a perfect organization to conduct
the Presidential fight the victory for
Democracy's cause was assured. The
outlook for victory, said Mr. Bryan,
waa much brighter than it waa a
month ago. The candidate told the
committeemen that he was more than
pleased with the work of the National
committee and hoped the work would
be continued with the same spirit.
There were meetings at headquarters
of the National committee and the ad
visory and finance committees early In
the day. and this afternoon an tnree
committees Joined li general confer
ence, in which Mr. Bryan took paTt In
the council and made a speech. All
Democratic members of the United
States Senate and House of Represent
atives and Democratic Governors have
been requested by the National com
mittee to lend their services to the
campaign. Colonel Wetmore. chairman
of the finance committee. Informed the
committee that funds were being re
ceived in small amounts, which in the
aggregate totalled a large sum.
Mr. Mack will accompany Mr. Bryan
to Peoria, where the candidate will ad
dress the Democratic state convention
tomorrow.
Bryan to Stump West.
While no official announcement had
been made, it is generally believed that
the effort to have Mr. Bryan take the
stump during the entire month of October
will prove successful. With the announce
ment that Mr. Taft will make a speaking
trip through the Middle West and the
West, the Democratic leaders believe that
the fight should be forced all along the
line until election day and that to that
end Mr. Bryan should continue his speak
ing trips until the campaign ends. Na
tional committeemen from the far West
are trying to prevail upon Mr.
Mack to send the candidate to the Pacific
Coast states, but whether Mr. Bryan will
make .the long Westward swing will de
pend in great measure on plans made for
Mr. Taft's stumping tour. Mr.
Mack and other members of the commlt
' tee are not a little concerned over the
question whether Mr. Bryan's strength
would enable him to duplicate the arduous
campaign of 1SSS. though Mr. Bryan has
stated that he ! willing to do whatever
the committee feels is required to make
an effective fight.
AUSTIN MYSTERY SOLVED
(Continued From First Pass)
wanted me to shoot him through the
abdomen, so hie family could get his
insurance money. He thought he could
trust me. He wanted me to give him
two or three days to settle his business
affairs before killing him.
"I hardly knew what to say when
he said that. He wanted it done Sun
day at his office (that was August SJ).
He thought the noise of the cars would
drown the noise of any revolver ah'ot."
Mrs. Rice said Dr. Rustln then said
he could kill herself. She said a cun
ning scheme to avoid her suicide being
connected with his murder had been
broached by the doctor.
Dr. Rustin had bought a revolver at
a, pawnshop, but had no ammunition.
The woman said she bought some cart
rldgea, but in trying to load the re
volver Saturday night she got It out of
order, so that the killing could not be
carried out on Saturday night as
planned.
The following day ahe accompanied
Ir. Rustln to his office, and he loaded
the pistol and asked her to shoot him.
"I lost my nerve and backed out."
said Mrs. Rice. This made Dr. Rustin
very angry, and they debated tha mur
der and suicide scheme for some time,
finally agreeing to go to hla home and
commit the double tragedy in hla barn.
Rustln told her it Would make it look
as If he had been murdered by some
burglar or footpad, if he waa shot ,ln
the barn.
"He waa to go in the barn and let me
In the back way. He gave me the gun
and I walked up to the alley back of
hla house, whllo he went In the front
door of the house, intending to go out
the back way to the barn. AH this
happened Friday, August 28.
Tells Her lo Shoot, She Refuses.
-While I was at the alley someone
drove along and I lost my nerve again
and went back to Farnara street," said
Mrs. Rice. "I walked east on Farnam
to get away from him and waited on
the next corner for a car."
Dr. Rustin was on that very car, ac
cording to the woman's statement. She
said Rustin was very angry at her de
sertiou and insisted on her coming
back to his place.
"We walked back to Forty-first street
and I went around the back way through
the alley again to the barn," said Mrs.
Rice. She said she waa let in the barn
through the sliding door.
"He stepped away from me and then
said: 'Now shoot me.' " declared the
l. i . wtLinv h,, vnti'a or with
woman niuiuui iua . . . ...
out a sign of emotion. She said she got
away so mtrro wwuiu w w "
on his ciotnea tnai no na .uw
planned that detail against detection.
"I broke down again and refused to
snoot. Baiu- AiB. uvg. . - -
angry then and be threatened to kill me
and Ijimseir togetner mere ire mw uiu.
I Insisted on going back down town. He
telephoned for a carriage to take us down
town."
Kinds Man to Kill Him.
Mrs. Rice aald she went to his office
Tuesday. She aald:
"He told me he had found some one else
to kill him and'that I would not have
to do It. A man waa coming who waa
going to kill him a man by the name of
Charley Davis. I was introduced to him."
They met at hla office again that even
ing. "He was very much depressed," said
Mrs. Rice. "His man came in about 8
o'clock and I left the office and was to
call him up."
Mrs. Rice said Davis was to kill Rustin
and that Davis would be given some med
icine in return which Davis would use
to kill himself. Mrs. Rice said Davis
was sent out to get a bottle of beer and
she tried to talk Rustin out of the no
tion of being killed.
Gives Her Poison to End Lire.
He gave me some drug In a bottle
aconite and told me to take it as soon
as I was sure he was going to die,"
aald Mrs. Rice.
She told of seeing Dr. Rustln put the
other man on the Farnam-street car to
go to aome appointed place, where the
doctor was to meet him. and of her part
ing with him for the last time.
Davis Denies Killing;.
Davis was placed on the stand and
testified that he attempted to commit
suicide on the night In question by tak
ing drugs, morphine and other poisons,
furnished him by Dr. Rustln, but de
nied that he promised to kill the doc
tor or that he had anything to do with
the latter'a death. He denied any
knowledge of Rustln's death until the
day after it happened. He aald the
drugs taken made him sick and he
vomited, thus saving his life. He gave
no special reason for wishing to end his
life except that he had no desire to live.
He said he had made previous attempts
at suicide. Davis has not been arrested.
ANKENY AND MEAD BEATEN
(Continued From First Page.)
with Cosgrove a close second, and run
ning strong as second choice.
In the Second Congressional district
scattering returns are strongly in favor
of Jones for United States Senator, with
the Gubernatorial candidates about even.
EAST SIDE AGAINST AXKEXY
Jones Leads Except In Walla Walla.
McBrlde Beau Mead.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 8. (Special.)
Meager returns from Washington's first
direct primary election at 1 o'clock this
morning indicate that in the Third dis
trict W. L Jones la maintaining a com
fortable lead over Senator Ljevl Ankeny In
Eastern Washington In the race for Unit
ed States Senator. In Spokane County,
where only about 75 per cent of the
registered vote was cast, with 22 precincts
complete and incomplete, Jones has 464
votes for first choice to Ankeny's 244. In
Yakima County, Jones' home, he Is lead
ing Ankeny 6 to 1. while in Walla Walla
County, Senator Ankeny's home, the Sena
tor la leading 3 to 1. In neutral counties
Jones Is generally leading.
In the race for Governor, Henry
McBrlde, once Governor of the state, Is
leading well in Spokane County. He
has 444 votes out of returns from 22
precincts, while Mead has 276. Cos
grove is showing . great strength In
Garfield, his home county, and Is also
running ahead in Asotin and Stevens
counties. McBrlde seems to be lead
ing generally , throughout Eastern
Washington. For Congress, Polndexter
is carrying Spokane, his home county,
getting nearly 40 per cent of the vote
on first choice.- Out of 13 preclncta
Polndexter has 175 with Rosenhaupt
second 7S, Ludden 60, Johnson 88, and
Rockwell 35. Returna generally
through Eastern Washington indicate
that Polndexter is leading with John
son second..
The Democratic vote Is exceedingly
light. Indicating that many Democrats
voted the Republican ticket. For Gov
ernor 11 preclncta in Spokane County give
Pattison 56, Byrne 45 and Durkln 42. For
United States Senator, on the Demo
cratic side. 11 preclncfs in Spokane County
give Cattrlll 113. Godman 78.
Returns in from the Third District
show that Chad wick is running very
strong on the Supreme Judicial ticket and
is far in the lead of all other candidates.
Crow is running strong with Root a good
third.
Owing to the length of the ballots
counting Is slow, about 12 ballots an hour,
and will not be completed in the larger
precincts for two or three days.
Whitman Is Ankeny County?
COLFAX, Wash.. Sept. A (Special.)
Partial returna from four precincts in
Whitman County give Ankeny. 76; Jones,
50. For Governor Cosgrove, 58; McBrlde.
57; Mead. 36. For Congress Boone, 64;
Johnson, 29: Rockwell. 13; Polndexter, IS.
For Supreme Court Judges Chadwlck
has big lead with Crow and Root running
strong. Hay la running ahead of Coon
for Lieutenant-Governor, Hay, 62; Coon,
32.
Cosgrove Strong In Asotin.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 8. (Special.)
One precinct In Asotin County gives
Jones 68: Ankeny. 13; Snell. 4. For Gov
ernor Cosgrove. 71: McBrlde, 6; Mead. 6.
For Congress Polndexter, 26; Ludden. 14;
Boone, 14: Johnson. 12. Howell is run
ning strong for Secretary of State, has
U to Nichols 20.
Ankeny Behind In Stevens.
8POKANB. Wash.. Sept. 8 (Special.)
One precinct In Steven County give
Ankeny 11; Jonea 43. For Congress
Polndexter. 30: Rosenhaupt, 10; Rockwell,
8. For Governor McBrlde. 22; Cosgrove,
M: Mead. 10. For Judges of the Supreme
Court Crow, Root and Chadwlck have a
big lead.
For the Little Dresses
Plaid Dress Goods in wanted combina
tions for children's school dresses; special
for this week, the yard 29
New percales, ginghams and various wash
materials in large assortment for chil
dren's school dresses at very low prices.
f LADIES' HOME JOURNAL PATTERNS 10c-15c
i
WWgSS KIM1
riFTHWASHINGTON-'SlXTH STREETS
Muslinwear V4 Less
CHILDREN'S MUSLINWEAR of all
sorts and qualities, selling for one-fourth
below regular price this week. Gowns,
petticoats, drawers in eyerr grade re
duced. This is an unusual opportunitj to
provide for children's wants in dainty un
dergarments and save FOURTH
School Begins Next -Monday A Sale
Everything Children Wear or Use
Notions for School Boys and Girls
of
Slates, 7x11, felt bound, ea.l0J
Sponges, each 1
Slate Pencils, wood, each...lJ
Slate Pencils, common, 2 doz.5
Chalk, best quality, 144 sticks,
the box 15
Tablets, pencil use, large size,
each .. ...5
Ink Tablets, prices, each, 5e, 7c,
8c, 10c and. ,15J
A Sale of School Shoes
Boys', Youths' and Little Men's
shoes in good quality and wanted
leathers; good assortment and
all sizes. Regular values to
$2.50, as follows:
Sises to 13 $1.19
Sizes 1 to 2 $1.39
Sizes 2Vi to 5i2 $1.59
Children's "Friend Maker"
and "Feel Easy" Shoes
Are the best to be had at any price, and the best values for the,
price to be found in the Northwest. We invariably make steady
customers of those who buy the first pair of either of these makes.
Blackboard Erasers, each.. 10
Adjustable Book Straps, spe
cial at T
Book Carriers, each, special
now, 10c and 5
Leather Book Straps, each, 10c
and .5
Water-Color Paints, 10c, 20c
and ....25
Ink, best quality, bottle, 3c..7c
Note Tablets, bankers' bond,
each 5
Tablets, foolscap and legal cap,
white or yellow, each 10
Ink Tablets, stenographers' spe
cial, each, nc and 8
Students' Notebooks, this sale,
each, 5c and 8
Notebooks, perforated, ea.lOc
Felt Slate Cleaners, each....l
Prices for "Friend Maker"
Shoes are-
Sizes 5 to 8 ..$1.49
6izes 8 to 11. ..$1.79
Size liy, to 2 $2.19
Sizes 2y3 to 7.... ... $2.69
"Our Special" Children's
Shoes priced as follows:
Sizes 5 to 8 $1.35
Sises & to 11 .$1.60
Sizes liy2 to 2 $1.80
Sizes 2 to 7 $2.39
Haviland Dinner Sets
Very artistic shapes in the Ranson pattern decorations', green
with gold handles and knobs; 60-piece sets for, spe- CQ 1 f
cial per set p01.SU
100-piece sets $44.50 112-piece sets $49.25
SETS OF 117 PIECES, special at $62.50
$44.60
Silver shape stippled gold bor
der pattern, gold traced knobs
and handles; CQC! ff
60-piece set, pOJ.JJ
100-piece Bet; spl. . .$48.75
112-piece set; sp'l ...$54.25
117-pieee set; sp'l. . .$68.75
Oval shape stippled gold edge
.with line inside pink spray,
gold traced handles and knobs;
sar.. $40.50
100-piece sets; sp'l.. $59.25
112-piece sets ; sp 1 . . $66.95
117-piece sets; spl. .$79.85
New Arrivals in Handsomely hand-painted China. Hundreds of
useful articles for the table; water pitchers, chocolate pots, cups
and saucers, chop plates, salad bowls, olive dishes, spoon trays,
fancy plates, bon bona, sugar and creams, cake and bread plates.
Oval shape with gold border
and solid gold handles and
knobs; 60-piece
sets; special
100-piece sets; sp'l.. $64.50
112-piece sets; sp'l.. $73.75
117-piece sets; spl. ..$89.65
AUSTRIAN CHINA DINNER
SETS.
Neat shapes with dainty doc
orations; 100-piece sets, regu-
Xr.:!:...$i6.oo
100-piece sets; regular price,
Sse;t.T.d?!'...$17.50
School Dresses 67c Up
Little maids of three to fourteen years can be fitted oat
it7ft h clever styles in wool dresses for school wear at de
cidedly small cost this week. Shrewd mothers will find
good assortments and tremendous values in the immense
number that we have divided into three lots and place on
sale for FIVE DAYS. They are made in Buster Brown,
or waist styles; come in shepherd plaids or plain S 7cjr
serge. Regular values to $2.75, sale price only " '
Regular values to $5.00, djf 1 Q Regular values to $70, fc- Q7
sale' price, each, only. . .M sale price, each, only V y
GIRLS' SWEATERS Of all-wool yarn; double-breasted style; trimmed with
pockets and two rows of pearl buttons; come in red or white; ACk
regular $2.00 values, on sale at this extremely low price, only. .K
Regular $3.00 grade, same description as foregoing, on sale at, each. .$2.19
GIRLS' NORFOLK SWEATERS In fancy-stitch effects ; 'made fi0 AO
with high collars; regular $4.00 value, sale price, the garment. .V&i70
Boys9 School Shirts 39c
BOYS' NEGLIGEE SHIRTS In
good patterns, in b 1 a c k and white,
striped, blue and mixed patterns, or
plain black; regular 50e OQ
values, special pnoe, each.
BOYS' NEGLIGEE SHIRTS, light
colored; worth to $1.75 for $1.29,
and regular $1.00 and $1.25 7QC
values on sale for, each. ..
BOYS FRENCH FLANNEL NEG
LIGEE SHIRTS, collar attached ;
very fine grade, perfect fljl 1C
fitting; $1.50 value, for. ,P 1- O
BOYS' SWEATER JACKETS, car
dinal, white, navy; fancy trim'd ef
fects; splendid for outing or indoor
wear; better than an overcoat for
all Winter. Splendid JJO ff
.values at $1.50 and Pa&.VVF
BELT BUCKLES AND PINS, selling Tuesday for one-third less than regu
lar prices; every one in the jew- jrATfT THIR D I F
tnese reductions. . -
Composition
Books 5c to 10c
Composition Books, on
sale at these prices, ea.,
5c, 6c, 8o and 10
Composition Books, with
leather covers, ea..25
Memorandum Books,
ranging from lc to 25
Lead Pencils, . each, lc,
2c, 2 for 5c, 4c and 5
Lead Pencils, with rub
ber tips, special, 3 for
5c; dozen 20
Penholders, each, lc, 2c,
2 for 5c, 3c, 4c and..5
Pen Points, best quality,
at, dozen, 5c and... 10
Erasers, ea., lc, 5c..lOJ
School Assortment, with
pencil, penholder, etc.,
on sale at this special
price, the set 10
Eagle Compass and Di
vider, nickel plated,, ea.,
only .25
Eclipse Fountain Pens,
$1.50 value 75
Waterman's Ideal
Fountain Pens, the best
made, $2.50, $3.50.. ..$4
Pencil Boxes, with lock
and key, for 4c, 5c, 8c,
10c, 15c and 25
School Kits for boys, 10c
to 35
Rulers, plain or brass
lined, each, lc to...lO
Fine gold-mounted Back
Combs, in great variety
of styles, values to $5.00.
special at 89?
Girls 'School Suits $11. 95
For young ladies from 14 to 18
years, of age. A lot of 300 suits
in the very best models, for Fall
wear. They are very practical
garments, and the jackets can
be worn with any skirt. Clev
erly fashioned in accord wtth
prevailing modes, and made by
experts who know how to add
the touches that make them look
well on youthful wearers. Girls
who are particular as to dress
will be intensely enthusiastic
over these very clever creations.
Come in stripes, checks, plaids
and mixtures. Jaunty tailored
costumes, regularly worth to
$18.50 eaTFTve frf f Q
Day Sate Price pl A ZfO
Women's Fall Suits
Four times as many exclusive . and distinctive garments here as you
will find in any other one store in Portland. Nothing but this sea
son's goods to ahjow you. Last season's suits all sold because they
were the best styles in Portland, and this season's modes are selling
rapidly for the same reason. Expert garment-buyers select all ur
suits. The choosing of this important merchandise is not left to gen
eral merchandise buyers.
i at-v at-
LOS ANGELES HAS PLAGUE
CITY PARK SQVIRREXS INFECT
ED WITH DISEASE.
Boy Bitten by One of Sick Animals
Contracts Malady Pets to
Be Exterminated.
IjOS ANGELES, Sept. 8. A case of
ftubonlc plague has been discovered In
Los Angreles. The case is that of a boy
named Mulholland, son of a reservoir
tender In Elyslan Park, and a nephew
of William Mulholland, consulting en
gineer of the city water works. Dr. L.
M. Powers, city health officer, gave out
today the following statement:
"There Is one case of bubonic plague
In an Isolated house In Elyslan Park.
The patient is convalescent. The state
and Federal authorities have been in
formed of the conditions and precau
tions have been taken to prevent its
spread."
Three weeks ago the boy found a sick
squirrel in the park and picked it up.
The squirrel bit the boy on the hand.
Blckness followed this which the at
tendtitg physician declared to be bu
bonic plague. It was discovered that
squirrels In the park are afflicted with
the disease. Prompt measures for the
extermination- of squirrels In Elyslan
Park were taken and these measures
will be actively continued.
Ko other cases have developed and It
Is believed by the authorities that
there would be no spread of the disease.
WILL TEST FISHERY LAW
GUlnetters Intend to Operate and If
Arrested Will Fight Case.
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 8. (Special.) A
mass meeting of several hundred fisher
men was held at the Columbia River
Fishermen's Protective Union ball last
evening.
The fisheries laws were discussed by
several speakers who addressed the meet
ing, and while no action was taken by
those present, it was evident from the re
marks made that some of the gillnetters
Intend to fish during the Fall season,
which opens on Thursday, and if arrested,
will test the law In the higher courts.
Secretary Ed Rosenberg, of the United
Fishermen of the Pacific, when asked to
day what he thought would be the atti
tude assumed by the gillnet and other
fishermen of the Columbia River, said:
"The voters had decreed that the fish
wheels in the Columbia River had to go.
The fishwheel owners." he said, "had
presented, also through the Initiative
method, an obscure trick bill. This bill,
ostensibly for the protection of the Co
lumbia River salmon If enforced, aa now
partly understood, would practically abol
ish all commercial fishing for salmon In
the lower Columbia River, even putting
out of business most of- the trapmen and
seiners." He declared himself as being
opposed to any compromise in the matter.
Tomorrow (Thursday) positively last day
for discount on West Side gaa bills. Don't
fail to read Gaa Tips.
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SHIPPERS OX OREGOX ELEC
TRIC FTLE PROTEST.
Declare Dealers to Whom They
Have Sold Wood Threaten
to Sue.
SALEM. Or.. Sept. 9. (Special.) The
Oregon Railroad Commission has received
complaints from people along the Oregon
Electric line alleging that they are un
able to get cars to ship wood to market
and that dealers to whom they have sold
wood threaten to sue for damages If they
do not deliver.
The Oregon Electrlc's defense is that
it is using all its equipment in the work
of - ballasting the track and putting in
switches and believes It la better to do
this than to meet the present demands
of shippers.
Manager Talbot Informs the Commis
sion that his company has ordered B0
new freight cars and that these will
be here by the time swlteh.es can be
built to hold them. The company was
granted a suspension of the reciprocal
demurrage law. but the term of the sus
pension haa expired, so that the com
pany is now liable for demurrage
charges if it fails to provide cars.
Moore Made British Consul.
LONDON. Sept. 8. Wellesley Moore,
who has been at the British consulate
in San Francisco in variolic capacities
since 18T7, has been made consul at
that port.
FIRE ENDANGERS TOWN
(Continued From First Page.)
people are in worse straits than the
Range people, in that they have no
place to flee to. Forest fires are rag
ing within a mile of the town.
Settlers in the country along the north
shore are walking into Grand Marals,
burned and exhausted, with packs of
their most valuable belongings on their
backs and their families dragging wearily
along behind them. The woods are aa
dry as tinder, as there has been no rain
In the north shore country for 14 weeks.
The fire Is rushing down upon the town
In great bounds.
Smoke Slay Suffocate Them.
The smoke, according to A. J. Smith,
who came to Dulutb this morning, is
growing so dense that breathing is dif
ficult. The citlrens fear suffocation be
fore a boat can reach them.
Mr. Smith says that, an east wind will
bring on the destruction of Grand Marals
In an hour and no power on earth can
save the town. If a Are cornea before
a boat gets there, the fate of the popula
tion of the little town is a matter of con
siderable doubt.
The United States steamship Gopher
with two companies of the Navy Re
serves left for the north shore this even
ing with provisions and will pick up all
settlers found along the shore.
Reports received here today Indicate
that forest fires are raging along the
northeast shore as far as Grand
Mcrals, aa far west as the Western
Mesnha Rar.ges, south to within 13 or
IS miles of Duluth and as far north as
the extreme northern edge of the
ranges and perhaps much farther.
Throughout this district, a territory ly
miles square, settlers are being burned
out by the hundreds and It will be Impos
sible to estimate the loss for eome weeks.
It will be very heavy. No loss of life la
reported.
Duluth has raised J-'O.OOO for the suffer
ers and relief trains are being rushed for
ward from here. Homeless settlers are
arriving in Hibblng and Duluth by every
train, telling tales of hairbreadth escapes
from the flames.
v Politics Wrecks Law Firm.
SPOKANE. Wash., Sept. 8. (Special.)
At Rltzvllle, In Adams County, the busi
ness relation heretofore existing between
Attorney A. B. Wlttse. candidate for
Prosecuting Attorney on the Democratic
ticket, and Attorney R. H. Reattlg, candi
date for the same olBce on the Repub
lican ticket, came to an end early this
morning when they met In their law of
fice and began to discuss their respective
prospects for election.
In a few minutes the argument ter
minated by Reattlg quitting the office for
all time.
Mill Xear Kelso Destroyed.
KELSO, Wash., Sept. 8. (Special.) The
sawmill of Fidler & Vogel, located about
three miles from here, on the Cowltls
River, burned early this morning. A large
part of the machinery was badly dam
aged. The loss amounts to WO; no insurance.
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th t-atxkllla. the tcucst flew will he from
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