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VOL. XXL NO. 25.
POBTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1902.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Flames Visit Heavy Dis
aster on City.
DAMAGE ABOUT $400,000
Six Blocks Consumed at East
End of Madison Bridge;
HEAT DRIVES AWAY FIREMEN
Inadequate "Water Facilities Offer
but Feeble Resistance to Disas
trous Spread of Fiery Torrent
Xo Loss oC Life,
At 3 o'clock this morning, the firemen
had the situation well In hand. Chief
Campbell felt sure that the efforts then
being made to keep the flames away
from the tanks of the Standard Oil
Company would be successful. This
was the pivot -of danger, a spread of
the flames being hardly possible at any
other point. The Troy Laundry, "which
rcas thought to be In great danger ear
lier In the night, was considered safe,
as tv ere the buildings east of the South
ern Pacific track.
East Side Lumber Co $100,000
Phoenix Iron "Works 80,003
J. H Johnston, shipyard.... 73,000
Portland City & Oregon Railway Co... 30.000
Madison-street bridge 25.000
Ciy of Portland, roadways 20,000
Standard Oil Company 15,000
Parlin. Orendorff . Co 13,000
Torpedo saloon and hotel 10,000
Peter Brauer, saloon 1.7U0
Gus Brauer, saloon 1,700
Total . ?333.400
Fire, originating In the old Wolff &
2 wicker Jron TVorkslast night,, --swept,
away sir blocks of East Side water-front
property, burned down the two east spans
of the Madison-street ' bridge, reduced
East Water street to "ruins from Salmon
to Jefferson streets, and burned so hotly"
about the great oil-filled tanks of the
Standard' Oil Company that it looked for
a time as if a terrible explosion would
spread the flames out over the river and
along the entire water front. The loss Is
approximately J400.000, much of which is
not covered by insurance. There was no
loss of life. It was 10:50 when the alarm
-was turned in, and before the first en
gine company could reach the foundry of
"). the Phoenix Iron Works, formerly
the Wolff & Zwicker plant, the roof
), was ablaze, and the dry timbers
were carrying the fire in covry direction.
j. ne wreicnea water xacuiucs along the
oul-co, tnu uim iiusuuce ui any means to
take the engines to the river, which was
directly beneath the roadway, made It
impossible to do much more than spit
at the fire with a few 30-foot streams,
and in less than a half hour the Iron
works were In the center of a rapidly
widening zone of flame, which soon ex
tended south beyond Jefferson street, and
almost to the Troy Laundry Company,
near East Yamhill. Every building In
the district was olthor leveled to the
ground or left a crumbling ruin, except
the brick warehouses of the Standard
OH Company, whose contents were still
burning at daylight this morning. Those
who suffered by the Are are as follows:
East Side Lumber Company.
Phoenix Iron Works.
Standard Oil Company.
Parlin & Orendorf Agricultural Ware
house. Barney Esselbacher, Torpedo .Hotel and
Peter Brauer's saloon.
Gus Brauer's saloon.
City of Portlond, elevated roadways.
Portland City & Orogon Railway Com
Immediately upon the arrival of Chief
Campbell it became apparent that all the
available force of the department would
be needed, and engine and company calls
brought apparatus flying from every direc
tion. It was hardly 10 minutes after the
outbreak of the flames that they extended
over tho roof of the pipe-shop to the river,
leaped Into the tower and licked up the
boat sheds on the north side as if they had
been paper. Wall after wall crashed in,
sending sheets of burning lumber into
the air, to fall on surrounding property
and set hundreds of little fires in every
direction. The Torpedo saloon, on the
south side of the iron works, burst Into
flame suddenly In every part, and the Are,
sweeping over and under Hawthorne
avenue, the approach to the Madison-
street bridge, comunlcated to Johnston's
boatyard, set ablaze the building occupied
by that establishment as a machine chop,
and was beating fiercely upon the lron
sheathed warehouse of the Oregon Furni
ture Company before an added pressure
obtained from Grand avenue enabled the
department to check its progress.
The lightly built boat shed on the north
ride of the shop served as an admirable
conductor of the flames, and before any
thing could be done to hold them back
they were consuming the piles of lumoer
on tha platform of the East Side Lumber
Company, and making their way rapidly
to the mill itself, which soon tumbled
down about the dock, a shapeless mass
cf charred or blazing timbers. Meanwhile
the underside of the dock and elevated
roadway was sending the fire today the
Standard Oil Company's warehouse. The
cry of "Oil tanks!" went up from all
sides, and as the flames climbed a pile
of greasy barrels and shot up high above
the nett of big vats there was a terrified
scattering along Water street Almost at
the earce time three sharp explosions came
from somewhere Inside the burning mass,
and Ave minutes later, with a muffled re
port that shook the ground, a great cone
of fire sailed high in the air. soared sev
eral hundred feet above the heads of the
crowd, and Anally disappeared, like a
rocket in smoke. Such an occurrence at
such a time led to the belief that the oil
works were indeed doomed, and for a Jew
minutes it was hard for policemen and
flremen to make headway against the
surging, struggling crowd, each person
bent on escaping -with his life. As no re
ports followed, this Titan display of Are
works, however, people Began to stop and
look back, and it was not long before it
became known that jthe pyrotechnics were
due to the explosion of a boiler in the
By this time the Fire Department had
begun to work to better advantage. En
gines were posted on the river front at
several places, and others were sent to
Grand avenue, where the pressure in the
mains Is higher. One engine, stationed a
block from the center of the Are, had to
be withdrawn when walls began to fall
all around It, but owing to the rotten
condition of the hose the stream It sent
down from Grand avenue was of little
avail. North, along' Water street, the de
partment got several strong streams In
play, and by the aid of a short stretch of
open ground saved the Troy Laundry
Company's plant, which had been In Im
minent danger, and that of the Chrlsten
son Machinery Company, which was
scarcely more safe.
By 12 o'clock all the large buildings had
fallen except the three-story brick of the
Parlin & Orendorf Machinery Company,
which stood alone, and apparently un
harmed on Hawthorne avenue a block
above the Iron works. But In a few min
utes more Aames began to burst from
the third story of the building, which had
been but recently rebuilt, and in half an
hour it was" sending a column of Are
skyward from every bursting window,
with not a stream to be spared to play
on it. The walls fell In one by one, each
crash sending up a shower of sparks, and
soon it was reduced to the general level,
while the Aames roared and crackled
over an area acres In extent, with the
dark outlines of the oil tanks alone
breaking their' blinding surface.
It was bright as daylight for blocks
around. Every point of vantage was
black with people, and the Morrlson-stroet
bridge was Ailed with a steady proces
sion hurrying to the scene. Along the
tracks of the O. R. & N. Company and
the Southern Pacific, on the elevated roadr
way which carried Union avenue across
the lowland back of the river, on the
bridces and on Men' ttast nhd west street
"leading to the rTver7"'were 10.O00 propter!
while all the small boats that could be
pressed Into service were on the river,
their occupants regardless of what might
happen If one of the tanks should ex
plode and sent a sheet of blazing oil
over the water.
Just below- the east approach of the
Madison-street bridge, which was blazing
hotly all the time, lay moored the free
swimming baths, opened only a few days
before. It looked as If they, too, mu3t
yield to the withering tongues of Are
that were shooting toward them, but the
launch Hoo Hoo, of the Columbia boat
house, which was under steam, came to
the rescue, and after sevoral Ineffectual
attempts to take them away as they
stood, they were taken to pieces and
towed to safety, section by section, to
gether with a number of other small
craft which lay In their vicinity.
y this time the approach to the bridge
was burned down, and the two east span?,
which had been snapping and crackling,
began to totter. Tho newly-laid wood
block pavement, veneered with a coal-tar
preparation, had kept adding fuel to the
fire that was eating at the foundations
of the bridge. As soon as the last sup
port was undermined the flrt span fell,
and not long afterward the second plunged
Into the water, sending spray high Into
the air, to meet the Aames, and go hiss
ing away In vapor.
The work of the Fire Department was
all that could be expected. There was
plenty of apparatus at hand, and the men,
under the personal supervision of Chief
Campbell, worked hard and faithfully, and
took long chances In working right up to
the oil tanks. The horses, too, behaved
well, and a prettier sight than the way
the team attached to chemical engine No.
3 dashed down Hawthorne avenue and ap
proached so closely to a burning building
that the scent of their singeing hair was
perceptible to those near them, was as
pretty a spectacle as was ever seen at a
Are. But the department was handi
capped, first, by the lack of a firoboat,
second, by the' miserably small main on
Water street, and third, by the difficulty
in getting water.
There was water, water, everywhere, nor
any drop to throw on the Aames, and
what was done in the way of getting en
gines to the river Is a compliment to the
energy and Ingenuity of the Chief and his
assistants. The police, under the direct
supervision of Chief McLauchlan, were on
hand, and did good service In keeping peo
ple away from the flames, and out of the
When the Are was at Its hottest, and
firemen were rushing to and fro In the
constant fear that the Aames had got away
from them, a woman, who had taken her
belongings out -of a room in a lodging
house, long since gone up In smoke, stood
behind a pile of lumber amid her effects,
holding a bird-cage high In the air. "Poor
little follow," she said to the piping can
ary, "him wouldn't be burned, so he
wouldn't; hlm'U be took care of all right,
so him must go to sleep."
OX EAST WATER STREET.
How the Fire Spread Between 31ndl
fton and Morrison.
Engines Noa, 1 and 2 got Into position
on East Water street between the Phoonlx
Iron Works plant and that of tho Standard
Oil Company. A slight southeast wind
was blowing at the time, and a shower of
sparks blew across the strcot toward the
oil tanks. Ten horses were hurriedly tak
en from their stalls In the Standard Oil
Company's yard and guided to a place of
safety. The Aames licked their way to the
(Concluded en Second Pare.)
ARID LAND SURVEYS
Government Plans to irri
FORCE WILL BEGIN WORK SOON
Sites for Storage Reservoirs Are to
Re Selected In Reservation Sec
tions in the Eastern Part
of the State.
WASHINGTON, June 2L At the request
of Representative Moody, the Geological
Survey will send three Aeld parties Into
Eastern Oregon this Summer. I. C. Rus
sell will spend the season In making sur
face examinations In the northern extrem
ities of Malheur and Harney Counties, to
determine the amount of artesian water
available for irrigation, and the probable
depth to which wells must be sunk. Last
Summer he conducted similar examina
tions throughout Southern Idaho.
A second party, which spent last season
In making trlangulatlons to the west of
Baker City, will continue this same work
east and and north from that point, pay
ing particular attention to the Cornucopia
mining district As soon as this trlangu
latlon Is completed, it is Intended to have
this mineral belt more closely examined
with a view to determining the extent and
richness of ore deposits in a manner sim
ilar to the Llndgren examination of tho
Blue Mountain gold Aelds a year ago.
A third purty will be sent Into the Blue
Mountains to locate feasible sites for stor
age reservoirs, with a view to their ulti
mate use by the General Government un
der the new irrigation law or their Tiltlll
zatlon by private enterprise. The depart
ment Is convinced that the waters from
streams rising In the Blue Mountains, If
properly stored and controlled, can be
made to reclaim large tracts of lands that
are now practically valueless. Examina
tions for reservoir sites will also be made
in a part of Crook County and along the
On the recommendation of Representa
tive Tongue, a fourth party will visit the
mountainous region in Josephine and
Jackson Counties, and north into Douglas
County, to locate sites for storage reser
voirs. While there is not the same de
mand for irrigation there as In Eastern
Oregon, experience has demonstrated that
irrigation materially aids in the cultiva
tion jl jfcuits, and while the Government
may not undertake the construction of
reservoirs in the vicinity of Ashland and
Roseburg, It 1s believed the Government
surveys will be of great assistance to pri
A party will be sent into Washington
to continue the examination of reservoir
sites on the eastern slope of the Cascade
fountains, with a view to storing the
waste waters of streams flowing eastward.
Water storage In the Upper Columbia
R.ver Basin will also be given some at
tention. DEMOCRATS' THUNDER GOXE.
Committee Has No Hope of Carrying:
the Next House.
WASHINGTON, June 21. Democrats
who understand the situation have no
confidence In the claims of their fellows
that the next House will be carried for,
that parts. Those same men profess to
say that Democratic defeat Is preferable
to success, as the Democrats would not
know what to do with their House If they
should secure It, Nearly every campaign
issue that the party counted upon to
arouse the country and cause the voters
to repudiate the Republicans seems o
have failed, and the Democratic managers
are very much disheartened. No attempt
at harmony, or even the appearance of
Cleveland and Hill UDon the same plat
form, advocating Democratic doctrine.",
ends encouragement to the Democratic
committee which is in charge of the
Xd Open Amis for Cleveland.
Whatever the impression upon the coun
try as a result of the appearance of Cleve
land at the Demoo:atlc rally, it is certain
that in private conversation, the Demo
crats, especially the Bryan wing of the
party, are very much disturbed over the
entrance of Cleveland into public life.
They feel that there Is not room in the
same party for Cleveland and Bryan, and
while convinced that the party must
be reorganized to win, they think
that the reappearance of Cleve
land will drive a large section of the
Bryanltes Into the Populist part. There
Is sooni foolish talk In Eastern papers
about Cleveland as a candidate, and while
his strength In New York. New Jersey,
Delaware and Maryland, states which the
Democrats must have to win, is acknowl
edged, at the same time the third-term
barrle. would prevent his nomination. To
stand with Cleveland or anything" that
Cleveland stands for is like poison to most
Democrats, who have devoted years to
denunciation of bim. Oftentimes he has
been repudiated in the House of Repre
sentatives when the Republicans have
charged anything to a Democratic ad
ministration. The attitude of these same
Democrats publicly is to "grin and bear
it." in the hope that the gold wing of he
party may unite upon a tariff reform
plaform with the Southern Democrats and
carry the next Presidential election.
PARTY LASH FOR SOME SEXATORS.
Suggestion Arises From Their Oppo
sition to Cuban BUI.
WASHINGTON, June 21. There Is a
suggestion that the party lash should be
laid upon the Republican Senators who
are Indifferent to Cuban reciprocity. It
has been attempted already, sa far as the
beet-sugar Senators are concerned, and
failed. Then the ardent advocates of reci
procity began to lay the blame upon Ald
ilch. Allison, Spooner and Hanna, because
they did not exort themselves more to
force the reciprocity bill through. ' Now
attention Is directed toward Fairbanks,
Galllnger, Quay, Hale. Hoar and some
others who have been rather lukewarm
in their advocacy of the bill, and who
have been Inclined to sympathize with the
men from the beet-sugar states. For
example, Fairbanks has been heard to
say that when IS or 20 Republicans, a third
of the party in the Senate, were deter
mined, he believed it would be wise to
consider their objections, and not try
to force the bill upon them. His views
wero voiced by the others named, and
they have been subjected to considerable
criticism by men like Piatt of Connecti
cut, Lodge, Beveridge and others, who
have been trying to put through the bill,
notwithstanding tho opposition that has
WAIL FROMvPUGET SODXD.
Complaint of Discrimination In Pur
chase of Army Supplies.
WASHINGTON, June 21. Representa
tive Jones today laid before the Secretary
of War a complaint from the Merchants'
Association of Seattle, alleging that Colo
nel Nye, purchasing commissary agent of
the Department of the Columbia, In mak
ing purchases for the Army, has been dis
criminating against Puget Sound mer
chants. The charge will at once be looked
Into, as other complaints of discrimina
tion have been received. The department
ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE WASHINGTON STATE
MILES C MOORE,
announces that it Intends if possible not
to allow discrimination of any character.
According to a bulletin of the Census
Office, there were in 1&00 GS butter, cheese
and condensed milk factories in Oregon,
representing a capital of 5223,409. Their
output for the year was valued at 5639,222.
Ten years previous there were but 12 fac
tories, whose output was 5C6.425.
In Washington there were 60 factories,
capitalized at 5304,173, whose products were
valued at 51,193,239, as against three fac
tories in law, witn an output oi H3,ii.
Idaho now has 19 factories, with an out
put of $116,006.
THAXKS PRESIDEXT FOR OREGOX.
Moody Compliments President on His
Stand for Irrigation.
WASHINGTON, June 21. Representa
tive .Moody called da the President this
morning to thank him on behalf of the
people of Oregon for his asslstanco in
putting the irrigation bill through. He
told the President that had it not been
for his untiring efforts the measure could
never have passed tho House, nor been
given consideration In that body; that
the measure was of Incalculable benefit to
the West, and the people of that section
appreciated to what, extent they wero In
debted to him for his aid.
Mr. Moody also called the President's
attention to the editorial of The Oregonlan
of the 14th, strongly indorsing his mes
sage on Cuban reciprocity, and added that
the people of his state generally believed
with Mr. Roosevelt on thfa Important is
sue. The President deeply appreciated the
support of the paper, saying Its comment
en the situation was exactly correct. He
was a!so pleased to know that the people
of Oregon approved of his course.
LcvtIm and Clarlc Journal Xot to Be
Senator Mitchell recently addressed a
letter to tho American Philosophical So
ciety of Philadelphia, which has In it
possession the original Journal of Lewis
and Clark, kept by them on their journey
to the Pacific Coast He said that. In view
of the coming exposition at Portland, the
people of the Pacific Northwest are anx
ious to procure this paper for republica
tion in pamphlet form, and asked K he
might not have access to It long enough
to have it printed as a Senate Document.
The eoclcty replied that they had re
cently entered Into a contract with New
York publishers by which they "are to re
produce this journal in full in elaborate
style, and under' their contract they can
not lepd tho papers for that purpose.
Shot In Self-Defense-
SUNNYSIDE, Utah. June 21. At the
preliminary hearing today Tom Dllley.
the cattleman, who, two weeks ago, shot
and killed Steve Chlpman, a sheepman,
during a quarrel over a range right, was
discharged from custody. It develoced at
the- hearing that Chlpman -.wm the ag
gressor, ana umey snot mm in self-defense.
AID TO CAREY AGT
irrigation Bill Wiii Help, Not
SETTLER WILL BE BENEFITED
Any Appreciative Difference In Cost
In Reclamation of Lands "Will
Be In Favor of tho
Carey Law. j
WASHINGTON, D. C.-June 21. Sena
tor Hansbrough, who Introduced the Irri
gation bill In the Senate, is firmly con
vinced that there will be no conAIct
whatever between this new legislation
and the old Carey act. He thinks rather
than retarding development under the Ca
rey act, which has heretofore been availed
of but little, the new law will Induce even
OF "WALLA WALLA.
more development under that act than
ever before. - Ho believes if there is any
difference In cost, that lands reclaimed
under the Carey act can be sold to the
settler for even less than ho can acquire
water rights under the new irrigation
Chairman Tongue, of the House Irriga
tion committee; Representative Nowlands,
who introduced the bill in the House, and
Representative Mondell, who managed It
during Its consideration, together with
Georgo H. Maxwell, of the National Ir
rigation Commission, all agree that there
will be no conflict between the two laws,
and the one will In no way retard settle
ment or development under the other. They
see no reason why one scheme should
offer Inducements superior to those offered
by the other.
Mining School Bill Will Go Over.
In all probability the bill providing for
the establishment and maintenance of
schools and departments of mining in the
several states, to be supported by a fund
arising from the sale of public lands, is
to go over until the next session without
action. There Is no doubt in the minds
of some of the friends of the mining
school measure whether they will now be
able to secure a part of the land fund for
this purpose. In view of the donation of
this fund for irrigation.
SHELLED BY "WARSHIP.
Venezuelan Vessel Bombarded Sub
urb of La Gnnyrn.
WILLEMSTED, Curacao, June 20. All
day today a Venezuelan warship has
bombarded, without result, Macatuom, a
suburb of La Guayra, where 700 revolu
tionists are now entrenched. For a month
the government has been Imitating tho
tactics of the Spaniards In Cuba and the
British in South Africa, by compelling
natives and foreigners living in the dis
trict to abandon their homes and concen
trate at La Guayra.
The United States gunboat Topeka an
chored at La Guayra today.
Capture of Agna Dulcc Expected.
PANAMA. Colombia, June 2L News of
the capture of Agua Dulce by the 'gov
ernment forces under Generals Berti and
Castro Is expected momentarily.
General Vlvero, who was a prisoner at
Chlrlqul, escaped and arrived here yester
day. He reports that Agua Dulce is de
fended by 100Q men, and that there la
great demoralization among the Liberal
Xo Development In Ship Combine.
LONDON, Juno 21. If J. P. Morgan had
not been unexpectedly absent in the Med
iterranean, this week would have been
marked by Important developments in the
financial stages of the Atlantic shipping
combine. All the heads of the company,
including Bernard N. Baker, president of
the Atlantic Transport Line, who Is now
here, expected Mr. Morgan in London Fri
day, but he was' unable to come, and so
the proposed meeting was postponed. The
Associated Press Is informed that every
thing Is progressing satisfactorily, and it
Is likely that sweeping changes and econ
omies In working expenses will soon be
put in operation.
ROAD WILL BE BUILT.
Mohct Secured for the Denver Jfc Pa
NEW YORK, June21. David H. Mof
fatt, president of the First National Bank
of Denver, who has been In this city for
the past 60 days, has concluded success
fully the financial arrangements prelim
inary to the building of the Denver,
Northwestern & Pacific Railway. Senator
W. A. Clark has entered Into an agree
ment with Mr. Moffatt, by which the San
Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
will connect at Salt Lake with Mr. Mof
fatt's new road, and tho lattery will con
nect with the Rock Island and the Bur
lington at Denver.
The new road, it is expected by its pro
moters, will reduce tho time between
Denver and Salt Lake by 10 hours. Work
on It will be begun at once. Large or
ders have been placed for SO-pound steel
rails. Mr. Moffatt, before he left for
Denver today, said:
"I have made the necessary prelimin
ary arrangements looking forward to tho
building of the road and the enterprise
ha3 now advanced to the point where we
can go on and build It. In addition to
the 52,200,000 subscribed In the City of
Denver, outside capital has been secured
to build the line. Ralls have been or
dered and the work is going on. At the
proper time the public will be acquainted
with the, details of the enterprise. We
purpose to issue 520,000,000 of bonds and
520,000,000 of stock. The stock will be
preferred and common. This road, run
ning, you may say, north and northwest
from Denver to Salt Lake City, is not
built for the purpose of entering into a
competitive field or for the purpose of
making another road to the Pacific Coast.
It does this, however, simply because in
connecting these two cities it forms a
link in a railroad chain. What we chiefly
want is a first-class, well-built road be
tween Denver and Salt Lake City.
"The Importance of this undertaking has
been apparent to the business interests
of Denver and Salt Lake City for some
years. Leading men have advocated the
building of a road and organized indus
trial and financial" bodies notably the
Denver Board of Trade not only advo
i cated a closer- connection between the
two cities, but have from time to time
endeavored to create a connection estab
lished not only with the region traversed
and developed, but that will lead to a
better connection with the entire North
west and as far north as Idaho, Wash
ington and Oregon."
Sprlnlded. With Oil.
BOISE, Idaho, June 21. General Man
ager W. H. Bancroft, of the Oregon Short
Line, was here today on a trip of Inspec
tion of the line. He was very much pleased
with the result attained in laying the dust
on the road by sprinkling with oil. There
Is no dust whatever where the oil has
been used. The roadbed between Med
bury and Caldwell will be sprinkled with
Superintendent of Motive Fovrcr.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 2L H. J. Small,
who recently moved his offices from Sac
ramento to this city, has been appointed
general superintendent of motive power
of tho Southern Pacific, with headquarters
in San Francisco. The order of promotion
Is to take effect the first of next month.
Invented a Xolscleas Gun.
NEW YORK, Juno 21. Colonel Humbert,
a French artillery officer, has Invented,
according to the Paris correspondent of
the Tribune, an apparatus which, applied
to a rifle or to a rapid-firing cannon, com
pletely suppresses the flash, sound and
smoke, even of black gunpowder. Colonel
"I have succeeded In converting the ex
plosive powder, which has been known
for centuries, into a motor power, giving
impulse to projectiles from rifles and can
non without report, without smoke, with
out flash, without recoil and without any
diminution of force or effect."
The military authorities here attach su
preme importance to this discovery, which
they consider will bring about a complete
revolution In the methods of warfare.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
McClellan apoke in tho House in defease of
the Army. Pase 2.
The House adopted the conference reports on
tho West Point and sundry civil bills.
More speeches were made in the Houso on the
Philippine bills. Page 2.
New Irrigation bill In no wise conflicts with
Carey arid land act. Page 1.
Geological Survey parties to select sites in
Oregon for storage reservoirs for irrigation.
The strike situation on the Union Pacific be
comes serious. Pago 1.
President Mitchell Is preparing a statement for
the public Page 3.
The British colonial conference may be a fail
ure. Page 3.
Cornell won the three races at Poughkeepsle.
Wyeta won the American Derby at Harlem.
Northwestern League scores were: Helena 4,
Portland 0: Butte 12, Seattle 4; Spokane 7.
. Tacoma 2. Page 12.
Washington forest fires are still raging, and
have already dene 51,100,000 damage. Page
Convicts Tracy and Merrill again seen, and
posse renews chase. Page 17.
Walla Walla County Republican convention
pledges its support to Levi Ankcny for
United States Senator. Page 0.
Underwood and wife, alleged child-murderers,
bound over without ball at Seattle. Page 0.
Washington bankers declare for scientific cur
rency sstem. Page 7. ,
Campaign to advance prices of stocks gains
strength for the week. Page 11.
New York bank statement shows Increase In
loans. Page 11. s
Portland and Vicinity.
Disastrous flro on East Side water front: loss,
about $400,000. Page 1.
Imperial Potentate Akin, of Mystic Shrlners,
on a visit here. Page 24.
Coroner's verdict Implicates Gladlsee In Bargus
murder. Page 18.
Explosion of alcohol barrel causes fata! acci
dent; James Grlffln lose3 life. Page 17.
Rose show has great floral parade, and closes.
Feature and Departments.
Editorial. iage 4.
Dramatic and musical. Page 10.
Social. Page 20.
Scenic beauty of Portland homes. Pase 25.
Mr. Dooley's letter. Page 23.
Ade's fable. Page 26.
Scrapbook. Pago 27.
National war on flies. Page 27."
Youths. Page 23.
Fashions. Page 29.
Questions and answers. Page 30. ,
King Edward as a baby. Pago 30.
Books. Page 31.
Four sermons by the laity. Page 32.
TR1KE MAY SPREAD
Situation on Union Pacific
MANY SHOPMEN DISCHARGED
Action May Precipitate t a. General
Walk-Out Among Machinists
Company in Good Condition
- , . for Engines.
OMAHA, June 21. The strike situation
on the Union Pacific took on a more seri
ous aspect tonight than it has assumed
at any time since the difficulty began.
Five hundred and .twenty-five shopmen
were given their discharge as a direct re
sult of the strike of the boiler-makers,
and were told by the railroad officials that
the wholesale discharge wa3 caused by
lack of work, resultant from the lockout
of Wednesday. Of this number, 225 were
employed In the local shops, 200 at Arm
strong, Kan., and 100 at the Cheyenne
shops. The men wero also notified that any
who felt aggrieved by the action taken
by the road and refused to report for
duty Monday morning would be dis
charged and not reinstated under any cir
cumstances. An official of the road this afternoon
stated that this action on the part of
the road was necessary, as the strike o
bollermakers had crippled the other work
and It was Impossible to keep other men
employed as long as the strike continued.
Ho also says that the company Is lri good
condition for engines. The bollermakers
were also notified today that they will
have until Monday morning to return to
work. Those who refuse will, it Is stated,
be barred permanently front further em
ployment by the road.
It Is believed by somo that this action
on the part of the railroad will precipitate
a strike among the machinists. Grand
President McNeil is due in the city from
Topeka. Members of the local union, it
is stated, will take no action until their
CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 21. Twenty
flve per cent of the working force In tho
machine shop, paint shop, carpenter
shop, and other departments of the Union
Pacific plant here was discharged tonight.
About 140 men were let out. The reason
assigned for the action Is that owing to
the boiler-makers' strike there Is not
enough, work on hand to keep the pres
ent large force going.
THE PATERSOX STRIKE.
Militia Will Be Kept at SIUc 31111s
"Cntl Trouble Is Over.
PATERSON, N. J., June 21.-A. meeting
of all trades unions connected with the
silk industry in this place was held late
today. It was decided not to go to work
again In the mills until the military had
been withdrawn. No formal strike was
declared, but the matter was left In the
above shape. In addition to this, tho
unions decided to send a committee to
the millowners Monday and ask them to
submit the differences between the own
ers and dyers' helpers to arbitration.
The city officials decided tonight to post
militia at the mills and keep them there
until the trouble Is over. Two hundred
Winchester magazine rifles of the latest
pattern arrived at police headquarters
here today. Tho weapons were purchased
by order of Mayor HInchcllffe. With the
rifles came a large consignment of ball
cartridges. There are now rifles enough
stored at headquarters for tho Mayor at
a moment's notice to arm his 104 police
men, his 40 members of the Fire Depart
ment, and nearly; If not all, of tho special
deputies recently sworn in for riot duty
by tho Sheriff of Passaic County.
NEW YORK, Juno 21. The silk mill
owners of Hudson County, N. J., met In
this city and decided to open the mlll3
Monday. The mills have been shut since
the Paterson troubles began. The owners
have asked the Hudson County authorities
to give them protection when the mills
Los Angeles Conference a Failure.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 2L The con
ference between a committee of strik
ing boiler-makers of San Bernardino and
The Needles and A. G. Wells, general
manager of the Pacific system of the
Santa Fe, ended today in a disagreement.
Tho committee left for their homes to
night, haying re-referred' the question of a
strike of 'the machinists on the entire sys
tem to John McNeil, grand president of
the Brotherhood of Boiler-Makers at Kan
Effect on the Iron Industry.
EASTON, Pa., June 2L The coal strike
has had a serious effect upon the Iron
industry in the Lehigh Valley. Every
furnace in the district is either banked
or blown out, and an iron dealer Is quot
ed as saying that there Is not a pound of
pig Iron In the market that can be pur
chased. The scarcity of pig iron will bo
the cause of the shutting down of many
Industries using that product, unless the
miners go to work within a very short
Telephone Girls "Walk Out.
DES MOINES, la., Juno 21. Seventy
telephone girls walked out of the two
local exchanges this morning, tying up
the Iowa and Mutual lines. They have
organized a union, affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, and will
attempt to make the strike general over
the state. They demand an increase of
wages to 530 a month and a nine-hour
PITTSBURG, Kan., June 21. The con
ference of the miners and operators to
day accomplished nothing as usual. Nei
ther side offered any concessions. How
ever, there Is a disposition on the part
of the miners to accept a compromise, and
if a settlement is reached. It Is not be
lieved that the miners will favor a gen
eral strike, even should one be ordered by
the National convention next month.
Toronto Street-Car Men Strike.
TORONTO. OnL, June 21. The street
car men of this city went on strike this
morning. More than 900 men stopped
work. The employes demand recognition
of their union, 25 cents an hour, and a
nine-hour day. The company Is willing
to pay from 17 to 21 cents an hour. The
men. It Is understood will accept from 18
to 21 cents.
Klne Edward Hni Recovered.
LONDON, June 21. King Edward has
; completely recovered his health and has
now arranged for the court to return to