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1 '-' t nmiioiai XIM-t. , PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TWO DHOWK FIRE
LOSS IS $200,000
Northwest Door Com
pany Mill Burned.
IRVING DOCK IS DAMAGED
Forty Houses, Some Half a
Mile Off, Take Fire.
ORIGIN OF FIRE DISPUTED
Men Who Perished Forced to Jump
Into Perry Slip and Drown,
flames Bnrst Lilke Explosion
'1 and Spread With Rapidity.
William Sterling and Alex Balogh,
employes of Northwest Ioor Com
I B. F. Iowell, chief of fire depart-
ment, arm dislocated by fall.
4 Losses Totaling $200,004. .
T Northwest Door Company. $150,000,
about one-third covered by Insurance. -J
Irving; Dock Company, $10,000 to
a $15,000. fully covered by Insurance.
J M. H. Homer, grain. $10,000 to
f $10,000, fully covered by Insurance.
I Minor losses In 40 smaller fires,
i catch Ins from main conflagration,
J Origin of lire.
J Started at 6:10 P. M. Officials of
4 Northwest Door Company say fire
caught from Columbia Dock No. 8
7 debris smoldering since March 12.
J This Is denied by owners of Co-
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William Sterling and Alex Balogh
were drowned while attempting to
escape from the burning- plant of the
Northwest Door Company; that struc
ture was totally destroyed; Irving dock
's considerably damaged, together
with wheat stored in it. and buildings
at the corner of River street and Al
t' In a avenue, as Well as dwellings on
Larrabee street, were set afire as the
result of a fierce blaze, at 6:10 o'clock
yesterday, the origin of which is dis
puted. The loss is estimated at $200,000.
40 to 60 Biases Started.
Great embers from this fire, carried
by the high wind, started from 40 to SO
smaller blazes within a radius of a.
mile from the door plant. All fire
fighting apparatus was at the Initial
fire and at one time it looked as if
t. general conflagration might ensue.
Such apparatus as could be spared was
hurried to the more threatening blazes,
while neighbors as volunteer brigades,
quenched the flames of the others. The
estimated loss in these blazes is $20,000.
Opinions of Origin Differ.
J. C DePenning, superintendent of
the Northwest Door Company. Insists
that a spark was blown across the
ferry slip from smoldering embers
from the fire of March 12, when Co
lumbia Dock No. 2 and Montgomery
Dock No. 1 were destroyed. These em
bers fell on a bench on the south side
of the slip, he says, where the blaze
originated. That the fire started at
this point is also asserted by Jacob D.
DePennlng, foreman of the plant and
father of Superintendent DePenning.
L. O. Ross, of the Lewis estate, scouted
such an explanation of the cause, de
claring: that every precaution had been
taken against such an exigency.
Employe Try to Check Flames.
As the fire centered In the Northwest
mill,- moat of 75 men employed there,
particularly those who responded to
the mill whistle and manned hose, had
narrow escapes. Some who were work
ing in the basement made a strong ef
fort to hold back the flames, but it is
Bald that within two minutes they were
driven out and forced to make their
way to the first floor, all of which ap
peared to be burning.-
Wild Rumors Spread.
Because of' the wild scramble made
from the plant all manner of reports
started as to the loss of life, and at
ono time it was said six persons were
drowned, with probably others caught
in the burning structure. Officers of
the mill corporation .conducted a check
as far as possible immediately after
their men were out, word being passed
from one to another in the crowd in
many instances, and while payroll
records had been lost it was said by
Superintendent DePenning last night
that the two drownings were the only
The fire broke out at the time when
city workers were returning to their
homes. The rail along the Broadway
bridge, a. few blocks south of the fire,
was lined from Albers' dock to the
east approach. The river bank offered
a. place of vantage and thousands
watched the fire from there. At 10
o'clock a good-sized . crowd still
watched the firemen at their work.
Art Nlekandt. of 105 Levere street, 16
years of age, employed as elevator
operator there, said he was on the first
floor when the flames burst forth, and,
as some of the men had gone Into the
basement with lines of hose, he sent
the elevator to that level so they might
make their escape, and then left the
building. At that time, he said, all
men on the first floor not engaged
with the bose were making their way
A brick firewall on the north side of
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SYLVIA TO CAMP ON
SUFFRAGETTE THREATENS NEW
KTNT OF HUNGER STRIKE.
Women Have Exceptionally Busy
Day In Britain Editor Thrashed,
Gallery Attendant Chopped.
LONDON, June 3. "I will lie on the
steps of the House of Commons with
out food or water until Asqultb con
sents to receive a deputation."
This threat was uttered by Sylvia
Pankhurst at a meeting at Llmehouse
tonight, and she declared she would
carry it into effect should the suf.
fragettes fail in their endeavor to see
the Prime Minister on June 10.
Other speeches at the same meeting
breathed defiance to the liberal gov
ernment, which was denounced as alone
responsible for militancy, and sugges
tions of wholesale incendiarism were
Suffragettes were unusually busy in
the United Kingdom today.. Two women
horsewhipped the medical officer of
Holloway Jail as a "protest against
forcible feeding." A stylish gowned
militant attacked a Dore gallery at
tendant with a hatchet, after ruining
two priceless engravings. She had left
a letter complaining that suffragettes
In the past had been "too ladylike."
Two suffragettes, one a veritable
giantess, assaulted the editors of the
Belfast Telegraph and News Letter. The
big one knocked the editors down and
her companion threw missiles at them.
Both editors were seriously hurt.
RAIN LEAVES STRANGE COAT
Opinion at Baker Divided Between
Fruit Pollen and Sulphur.
BAKER, Or, June 3 (Special.)
A strange yellow coating was left on
the streets and in the gutters this
morning from last night's downpour.
It was a sixteenth of an inch thick in
places and by many was thought to be
sulphur carried by the rain.
Attempts made to burn the substance
at first failed, but when a quantity was
obtained and placed o'n a stove it gave
out a yellow flame and no appreciable
odor. This test Indicates that the sub
stance may be pollen, washed in large
quantities from the trees, although the
coating has been formed at points
where there is almost no vegetation.
RAILWAY ENGINEER QUITS
II- A. Brandon. With Harriman In
terests 15 Years, to Practice Here.
H. A. Brandon, who has been con
struction engineer for the past 14 'years
for the O.-W. R. & N. Company and
Southern Pacific, has resigned to go
Into private practice In Portland as a
Mr. Brandon was the engineer in
charge of construction of the Deschutes
line of the O.-W. R, & N. and many
other important branches In the North
west, besides having had much to do
with grade and curvature changes on
the main lines. ,
2 COAST TRAINS TAKEN OFF
Northern Pacific Reduces Overland
Service as Traffic Drops.
SEATTLE. Wash.. June 3. Announce
ment was made today that next Sun
day the Northern Pacific Railroad
would discontinue overland trains No.
6 and No. 6, the "Twin-City Express,"
operated between Seattle and St. Paul,
leaving only two through trains each
v,ay between the Pacific Coast and the
Twin Cities on that road.
Light passenger traffic is given as
the reason for the reduction in train
VISITS ARE 35 YEARS APART
Elkton Woman Makes 3 7-Mile Trip
to Rosehnrg; Growth Is Surprise.
KOSEBUBG, Or. June 3. (Special.)
Although living within 37 miles of the
Douglas County metropolis, - Mrs. E.
Schad, of Elkton, is spending a few
days in Roseburg for the first time In
Mrs. Schad says the town has changed
so materially since her last visit here
that she would have encountered diffi
culty in getting about had it not been
MALARIA ON DOLPHIN GAINS
Number of Cases on United States
Gunboat at Mexico Alarms.
TAMPICO, June 2. (By way of
Brownsvillo, Tex.. June 3.) Much con
cern is felt because of numerous cases
of malaria among the crew of the
United States gunboat Dolphin.
. The German cruiser Dresden, which
arrived here today from "Vera Cruz,
immediately left that port again and
anchored off La Barre to avoid expos
ing her crew to malaria In the mosquito-infested
WATER BONDS ARE SOLD
Lafayette Disposes ot $15,000 Issue
and Contract Is Let.
LAFAYETTE, Or., June ' 3. (Spe
cial.) At a meeting of the Town Coun
cil last night the $15,000 water bonds
which were voted at the April election
were sold to the Fred Glenn Company,
of Portland, at $1.01.
The contract to Install the plant,
upon which work will commenco with
in a few days, was let to the Morgan
Boyatt Company, also of Portland,
Mexican Issue Turnson
One Man's Word.
PEACEMAKERS ARE 'HOPEFUL
Internal Question Approached
With Utmost Tact.
SPECIFIC PLANS AVOIDED
Bryan Insists Outlook Is Bright,
but Admissions Are Made tor
First Time That Failure Is
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. June a
Mediation tonight awaits on General
Carranza, commander-in-chief of the
constitutionalist forces in Mexico. He
has in his possession a communication
from the three South American diplo
mats which opens the door for consti
tutionalist representation in the con-
rerences here. On his word depends
whether the entire Mexican problem
will be settled by dirjlomactr or- vh.ii,..
the constitutionalists will continue to
ngni ineir way to Mexico City.
Dignified Way Preferred.
The mediators have In a. rilimifiaA
way smoothed the. path for constitu
tionalist participation. The . United
States Government wants them tn ac
cept. A rejection of the invitation may
eventually mean the withdrawal by the
Washington Government of the moral
support it has been extending to the
The mediators tonia-ht
that General Carranza will mi .nn
here. Instead of believing the nego
tiations will be indefinitely prolonged
by such a course, they think a pacific
settlement would in rolitv hi
quickly obtained, as all parties in the
juexican dispute would then be here to
shape the urogram me of peace.
Note to Can-anas Still Secret.
Just what was contained In th nnta
from the mediators to General Car
ranza, transmitted todav bvrttri
baran at Washington to the constitu
tionalist cnier, was not revealed here.
The mediators said out of
Carranza the document would not be
made public here. An answer is not
expected ror another day or two, but
there is a general hope that it will be
The mediators TiavA not ntsniiis
vited the constitutionalists anew, but
the DhraseoloKV of the nnta'la n,-H
as to pave the way for their entrance
to the negotiations. It is under-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature) 2
"- , .i.iuiut uui, t Qcireei.
TODAY'S Fair with rising; temperature
Mediators waiting for reply from Carranza.
Page 1. -
Army Intelligence office reports on dlsposl-
vfc jnoAjvu torcea. age .
Sylvia Pankhurst threatens to stave herself
w uuumep. rase X.
Arbitration of tolls issue favored by Senate
lDrectors defend New Haven deals. Face
Widow of Admiral Baton remarried to her
bv uuauuu raze z.
Preliminary effort to prove Captain Grif
fiths unbalanced falls. Pace S.
Portland rose queen to dedicate world's big
gest flagpole. Page 1.
NoWi tral for Tveltmoe and Houlihan or
dered again, but court reverses itself on
Bernhardt. Page 8.
Coast League results Portland 1, Sacra
mento 2: Venice 2, San Francisco, C;
Los Angeles 0, Oakland 2. Page ft.
Resolute beats Vanltle in second trial race.
Federal League .baseball loses again In
"Chief Johnson . a . vi .. . . a
Northwestern League scores: Portland 8-0,
. . 1 -v , ikodu a, spoKane 14:
Seattle 4, Victoria 3. . Pae 6.
Albany's - first ' rose carnival la success.
Page 5. . ,
Queen Thelma royally entertained at Salt
Lake. Pm fi.
Work starts on terminals and dock system
ABiuna. tr age 1.
Washington State Grange In session- In
xaaima. page 2.
Commercial and Marino
Wool season in Ornn .i.,
creased atranvth. p... ti
Black rust scare and bullish" cables cause
"- u wneac at Chicago. Page IT.
Strong tone develona- in --.
prices advance. Page IT.
Portland and Vicinity. '
Two lives lost and 200.00O damage done in
waterfront fire. Page 1.
"ThJrd ftreeters- make final plans for
J ahuh. r-age i o.
weather report, data and forecast. Page 17.
v-ummusion adopts 200 feet as maxl
mum height of buildings. Page lL
Reports are made at United Brethren mis
sionary conference. Page 13.
Salary Increase act for city employes held
VOTl'LlV "art" in residence district from
embers carried b sinrt t .o
A. E. Clark gives views on sovereignty de
cision yv Knr.-r. . . R '
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HURT AUTO RACER SINKS
Joe Dawson Suddenly Takes Serious
Turn for Worse.
INDIANAPOLIS." Juna 9 T t-.
son, the automobile race driver injured
in mg ouu-mue race last Saturday, Is
in a serious condition tonio-h m-
physician stated he was suffering from
injuries and that his back
and chest were crushed.
He added, however, that Dawson still
has a chance for ' recovery.
NEW MINISTRY REQUESTED
Poincare Asks Vivlanl to Form Cabi
net to Replace Resigned One.
PARIS, June 3. President. Poincare
today requested Rene Vivlaai. the Min
ister of Public Instruction, to form a
new ministry to replace that headed
by Premier Doumergu, which Monday
resigned office. M. Viviani promised
a formal reply tomorrow. It is al-
most certain he will accept.
THRUST ON SENATE
Resolution Makps Sit
DEBATE TO BE PROLONGED
President's Consent Believed
Necessary to Adoption.
GENERAL TREATY INVOKED
Senator Tardaman, Discussing Re
peal Bill, Declares Platform Is
as Binding as Oath of Office.
"Wilson Is Criticised.
WASHINGTON, June S. Just when
a vote on the Panama Canal tolls ex
emption bill seemed ' certain ' to come
within a few days, the Senate foreign
relations committee complicated . the
situation today by reporting favorably
a resolution designed to lead to the
submission of the dispute with Great
Britain to arbitration by an interna
There was no discussion of the reso
lution, but it will be taken up before a
vote is reached on the repeal bill itself
and its appearance before the Senate
undoubtedly will lead to further de
Wilson's Approval Thought Keeessary.
So far as Administration leaders
know the President is opposed to arbi
tration unless the tolls exemption re
peal bill is passed previously. It is
believed by many Senators that with
out the President's approval no arbi
tration proposal can receive a ma
In the debate today Senator Varda-
man. Democrat, of Mississippi, a vigor
ous opponent of repeal, made an im
passioned speech criticising the Presi
dent's position and attacking Senator
Root, one of the leaders of the oppo
The Sutherland resolution provides
for arbitration of the "differences that
have arisen between the United States
and Great Britain under the Hay
Pauncefote treaty, "In the matter of
the payment of "tolls which may be ex
acted for the use of the Panama Ca
nal." It is proposed under the general
arbitration treaty between the two
countries, which provides for arbitra
tlon of disputes, not affecting national
honor, independence or vital interest.
at The Hague or by special tribunal.
-Impartial Trlbnnal" Desired.
The resolution proposes that the
President "be requested to open dlplo
matlc negotiations with Great Britain"
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QUEEN TO DEDICATE
RTJXER OF ROSARIA TO BE EX
Raising of Great Staff, CIO Feet
Tall and Six Feet Through at
Butt, Is Problem Itself.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 3. (Special.)
The largest flagpole in the world
will be raised at the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition grounds to
morrow and on Saturday the Queen
of Rosaria, otherwise Miss Thelma
nuiungswonn, or Portland. Or., will
Dy noistlng a great Amerl
can flae- ta it .
Hundreds of invitations to Saturday's
ceremonies have been Issued by the
Oregon exposition commission.
The poie is 210 feet high and six
reet in diameter at the butt. It will
rest 13 feet dean in wi i. ...
''mlore concrete that has been set
iur 11 near "is Oregon building. Get-
"( i tmo an urirle-hr nn.ui.. t
presented a problem of engineering in.
terest. The pole is the gift of Astoria.
The young women of Onaan T?n-.
court will be received on their arrival
In the city Saturday by a committee of
the women's board of the exposition
win oe taken for an automobile
trip about the cltv. Th art.-..
be occupied with the flag raising cere-
muiiies and in the evening the young
women will be the enaar f
men's boardat a theater party and an
The cartv will .
Grace Cathedral Sunday, leaving for
w. ujiu later in we day.
AUTO 9682 HITS BOY, 14
Alfred Whiteside Severely Bruised
ana Ankle May Be Broken.
A. E. Whltesides. Gftn r,.,k ... .
reported to the police last night that
on' Airred. aged 14 years, had
been run down at Tnnn. .
- -...j-ijiot anu
Flanders streets, by an automobile
license 8682. The boy was
severely bruised and the father fears
his ankle Is broken.
Mr. Whltesides uv. v
riding on the right side of Flanders
Direct wnen me nutomnhiia .-.,
tno corner and ran him down. The
unver. air. Whltesides said, gave the
vjr a. lecture ana then drove away.
MAIL QUARANTINE DESIRED
Frlutgrowers Fear Spread of Pests
by Parcel Post.
DAVIS. Cal.. Juna 9 n...i....
.radvmiiuus I O
auestlnor that th. rn.j c... .
- - wu.icu Duim r-ost
office Department obaarva
-w . w i v atim-
gent resrulatlnna .
- iiveut ta spread
of horticultural pests through the mails
Will DA TirMan ra4 A ...
- .v mo auroral a
fruitgrowers' convention for adoption
. iUO tiuaa or me week.
County hortlcultnrai . .
desire that the naroai i .
- wo upon to
a rigid inspection, as It now is the
tnel wnich so far has not been
placed under strict quarantine regula-
JOY OVER PAROLE IS FATAL
When Time Comes to Leave Prison
Truax Heart Stops.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan, June 3
Davy" Truax. 82 vaara m j.-j .
Joy at his parole, his friends say. at
state prison here today. "Davy"
had been in orison ss ....
sentence for killing an inmate of the
ouimors tiome at Dodge City, la.
He sat in the nrl
waiting for the car which would take
mm away. wnen the car drew up
turnea to tell t ha vatr u.
sat motionless. The doctor said "Davy
vl ucart cusease.
POLL TAX LAW HELD 'VOID
Utah Statute Found Discriminator;
Against Male Sex.
SALT LAKE. Utah. Juna Th. n
tax law or Utah was today declared
void by the District Court, which held
that it violates a provision of th.
constitution giving equal rights to
The court held that. Inumnxi, .
law imposes a tax onlv on man
not on women, it discriminated agalnBt
me male sex. The suit was brought
by Salt Lake Cltv in an effort
collection oi J tax from a local at
KING AND KERMIT TO DINE
Spanish Paper Speaks Disparagingly
of T. R.'s Coming Visit.
MADRID. June 8. Kiner Alfonsn an
Queen Victoria- will be guests at lunch
eon at the American F.mhaimv
row. The guests include Kermlt Roose
velt and the British and German Am
bassadors. The Impartial prints an artioia
the approaching? visit of -r-r.
Roosevelt, but it is of a disparaging
ASHLAND SHY 2 FEATURES
City of 500 0 Is Without Church or
ASHLAND. Or, June 3. (Special.!
Ashland has neither church nor sa
loon, but Is not without religion or
Whisky Is sold by the bottle and re
ligious services are held In the school
house. In 1876 the population was BOO. At
IRA OF EXPANSION
Work Begins on Four
INCREASE IN COMMERCE IS AIM
Port Trade Predicted.
THOUSANDS AT EXERCISES
Portlanders See First Work on Hill
Terminals and Dock System Ii.
C. Gilman Issues Warning
Against Realty Speculation.
BY SHAD O. KRANTZ.
ASTORIA. Or, June 3 (Special.)
If the shade or the original John Jacob
Astor were present here today it must
have marveled at tho wondertul devel
opment that is certain to follow the
work started this afternoon.
The modest trading post that Astor,
the fur trader, founded here, 103 years
ago began today . its first actual and
practical development Into a seaport
and rail port of world-wide relations.
Plans for four great development
projects, the Columbia River Highway,
the North Bank rail and steamship ter
minals, the Astoria municipal docks
and the Astoria reclamation wall, cul
minated today in the first actual con
struction work on each of these en
terprises. There is a world of significance in
today's event. These plans were not
discussed, these projects were not con
sidered and a squad of Imaginative
speakers did not say these things ought
to be done. Work actually was started
on each of these four big undertakings.
Each Project Is Big One.
Either one of these projects in Itself
would be sufficient, it is believed, to
bring to a full realisation the fondest
dreams of the most enthusiastic As
torlan for a greater -and better city.
When combined, promise is given of
developing here at the mouth of the
Columbia a commercial center that will
vie with established commercial cen
ters for the future supremacy in the
trade of the Pacific
In this Industrial expansion Astoria
has ceased to be provincial. The com
munities immediately tributary to As
toria have ceased to be provincial.
They realize that all this territory at
the mouth of the Columbia and for
many miles inland is one great In
dustrial, social and economic com
munity, and that the events or the
next few years will serve to make It
Throngs at Westport Exercises.
So the Columbia highway ceremonies
at Westport. the North Bank dock cele
bration at Flavel and the dock and
reclamation festivities in Astoria were
observed by a common populace as in
cidents In a common development serv
ing one good end.
Visitors from Astoria, Seaside, Flavel,
Warrenton and from the countryside
for many miles about traveled to
Westport this morning. They awaited
here the arrival of the train bearing
visitors from Portland and other parts
of the state. All by their presence
wanted to manifest their Interest lit
the events that mean so much to the
fuure of this extreme Northwestern
part of Oregon.
At Westport the first figurative
spike" was driven in the Columbia
River highway. Julius L. Meier, presi
dent of the Columbia River Highway
Association, drove, but it was a double
team of horses.
C C Chapman, personal represen
tative or Governor West, handled the
plow and managed, once in a. while, to
keep the point In the ground, thus
leaving some visible evidence that
actual work had been done.
Portland Party Introduced.
As an act or taking part in the cere
monies. Judge E. C Judd. or Clatnon
County, and C. J. Johnson, of the con
tracting firm of Johnson & Peterson,
which is building the highway, held
the horses' bridles while the cameras
clicked and the moving Dlctura ma
chines ground out 'a few hundred feet
The Westport Incident served also as
means of formally introducing- ).
Portland party to the Astoria recep
tion committee. The committee in
cludes G. B. Johnson. Ii. M. rh.r.v
Wallace R. Struble. Dr. R. Il. Hoakln'
E. E. Gray. Mayor of Astoria: R T.
Oakley. C. J. Johnson. Brennan Van
dusen. H. G. Vandusen. Herman Prael.
J. S.- Dellinger. Dr. W. C Logan, Judge
E. C. Judd. W. Kelly. J. T. Jeffries. 1'.
J. Stokes. J. B. Kilmore. H. C. James.
J. E. Gratke. F. B, Graff and others.
Thousands at Flavel.
From Westport the train nrocaarfai
with only a brief delay at Astoria, ta
Flavel, where the exercises incident to
beginning of actual construction on
the new Hill terminals took place.
This- ceremony was attended h
thousands of people. Special trains
had come In from all near-by points.
Astoria closed un its business nin.
and turned out almost as one great
party. Hundreds of families hrnno-ht
their lunch baskets and picnicked in
the shade of the towering trees near
the terminal site.
This ceremony served also t brine-
Into intimate contact with the Astoria
public L. C. Gilman. president of the
the last census it' waa given S020.
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