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HILLSIiOUO, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1902.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THK FOUR QUARTERS OF
Comprehensive Rtvttw of the Important
Happening of the Put Week, PrtsesUd
In Coadinsed Form. Which li Motl
likely to Prove of Interest la Our Many
NEW YORK FLOODS.
Chicago teamster refuse to help
striking freight handler.
Ambassador Ornate Iium Iwmi rniic
gled a a candidate (or president in
A limn answering tint description of
Murrlll has litvn arrested at South
Twenty thousand teacher ro In at
tendance at Km national educational
convention in Minneapolis.
Tim exiwnNi of tint Oregon militia
while hunting Tracy and Merrill
amounted to f 700, which wilt 1 paid
out of the mliitttry fund.
Alt organised UUit (lid the public In
general will tA h1IihI Uxm to eonlrili
it to to a national defense fund to Kid
the striking runt miner In the East.
A family o( four traveling overland
through Oklahoma were munterml by
unknown persona, the bodies atrlpped
of nil clothing and U-rribiy mutilated.
Tracy, after an aWnre of two dayn,
again showed up in Hon tli Seattle, 11m
wan surrounded by officer, but succeed
ed In throwing pom of tha track. He
sprinkled pepjier along hia trail ao tlitv
ilngit could not follow ll.
A train wreck In Spain resulted In
the death of alx iteraon and tha fatal
Injury of 27.
Tracy, the eed Oregon convict,
hai completely disappeared, leaving no
A now atrika ha Wen made In the
Thunder mountain mining district,
Idaho, which haa proven to he the
rtcheat yet made.
No tract haa been found of Merrill,
one of the escaped Oreg m convict, and
oitlcer are at a loaa aa to whether or
not Tracy killed him.
Auuinaldo will (wiia i the United
HUtos and atnrt on a tour, delivering a
at'ilca of lecture and making a la lor
tha Independence of III countrymen
A large body of Moro of Mindanao
island planned an ambuscade lor
American soldier, hut the latter were
wrnnd Iu time and diicrsed the
Voiieriiclim government troops, under
President Castro' brother, werede
feated bv the reliela with heavy tram.
Mmiiv of the soldier denjrted to llie
rank of the insurgent.
President Castro haa gone to the
front with the Venesuelan troops.
President Mltcliell la confident that
the coal minera will win their atrika.
Halt a million were fed on the oeca
alon of King Kdward'a dinner to the
poof of Umdon.
It' haa lieen apparently confirmed
that Andree did not perish, but waa
murdered by Eskimo.
Eleven mill wrre lmit, three of them
fatally, by the overturning of wagon
at Florence, Colorado.
Wind and rain destroyed thousands
of dollara woith of property in the
western pntt of New ork.
China haa appealed to Uie United
State to use It" good (iwi to cauae
the allied powera who atill retain their
soldiers in Tien Tain to evacuate that
Tracy, after aeveral running' fights
with th nlllcers in the vicinity of Heat
tin. in which three men were killed and
m wtriniiHlv wounded, haa eluded hia
pursuers and la now heading towarc
Minnesota Republicans have ronom
Inated Van Sant for governor.
Seventy bills and resolution were
passed the last day In the house.
Hhnmimn of the Northwentern and
Burlington & Ohio are on strike.
The cabinet has begun the considers
lion of the letlimlan canal measure.
The Columbia river salmon pack
this year will be the largest in years.
Many nominations sent to the senate
for confirmation were not acted upon.
China refuses to pay the July Indem
nity Installment at the prOHont rate of
The cash value of real estate of Chi
cago and Cooke county Is placed at
The session of congress Just closed
appropriated 1(10,865,202 more than
the session of last year.
An Italian striker at Wllkesbarre,
Ta., was shot by a policeman. This is
the first loss of life since the great
anthracite strike began.
Frequent riots have occurred in South
The Union Patclflo strike has set
tied down to a stubborn contest.
The United rresbyterlan geneial as
wiTibly has received an overture pro.
posing union with the reformed church,
Tim tlllnloa Audubon society has
warned Chicago milliners that prosecu
tions will follow If birds are used on
The Missouri state university at
nnliimbia has conferred the degree ol
doctor of laws on Samuel L. Clemens
Grtal Dimagt Doa to rrmi aad Railroad
HiH'heMtitr. N. V., July 10, New from
ths Hood devastated dmtrict In coming
in slowly. Kxrta from Medina how
that the clouilhurat that struck that
place did great damage. Today there
are evidences of a great flnxl, and
wreckage Is piled up along waterway
which have bwn dried up for a month.
In the iH'lghlxirlng country building
were dealroyed by lightning and rail
road tracks washed out. 'I lie lienenne
river, which at this time of the year is
a mi re raceway, ia today a raging tor
rent, (ireat quautitie of driftwood
and tree are coming down.
From up-river dnt come report
that tha lowland are under water.
Ctoiulburts have interfered with
trallic on the Western New York divi
sion of Ilia Pennsylvania system. The
F.rio track between Attica and Katavia
are washed out. From Churchvllie
come report that lllack creek i the
highest known In any spring fretdiet.
ft Is out of Its channel and caused great
i la mime to wowing crpa along its
milks. Peiinyan rays that many
loiisauils of dollars of damage has btwn
me to residence along the emirse of
ia creek lollowlng turougn nam-
Mount Morn report the Oenexee at
that sint (idly two feet higher than the
igtiest previous rvcurcj at any time ol
the year. F.arly yesterday It broke
through it hanks east of the village
ml ha ruined thousand of dollars
worth of crops below here. Many flue
farms have lxen entirely ruined.
Large fields ol growing crop have liven
washed away, and ail Nunda ha suf
fered greatly. Portagevllle, Pike,
moot, Itosclierg, Fillmore and many
other Uiwus are under water. The
farms all about Portiieville are laid
waste, and no Held crop can he saved.
The track of the Pennsylvania are
washed awav, and a new road will have
to be laid at many place before, trains
can be moved. Pike raixirt the loaa of
large iron bridge, the postofllo build
ng and opera house, a meat market,
heese factory, drug atora, two dwelling
house and the village warehouse
KUfford report heavy damage.
NINTH WEEK OF STRIKE.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTERE8T FROM ALL
PART8 OF OREGON.
Na Chants la ths Sitiullea ia tht AalhraclU
Wllkesbarre, Pa., July 10. With
President Mitchell In New York, and
all the other miners' leaders at Nanti
coke' attending the annual convention
of District No, 1, strike headquarters
was an estremely quiet place today.
The ninth week of the susenslon of
anthiacile coal mining showsuo change
in the aituation, there not being the
slightest indication that either party Is
ready to quit. The visitof the miners
chief to New York cotitinuea to aiouse
Interest. No word of his movements
n the metropolis have been received
here, and there is much speculation as
to what caused him to go there. The
entire coal belt continues quiet, very
few men congregating in the vicinity of
the collieries. The large force of coal
aud iron policemen, estimated at 3,000,
is kept constantly on duty lor any
emergency, several arrests were maoe
in this valley of -persons for intimidat
ing alleged "unfair" workmen but the
arrests wore made so quietly as to cause
no disturbance of any kind.
The district convention at Nanticoke
todav disposed of much business of a
routine nature, About 400 delegates,
representing 75,000 mineworkers, are
attending the convention, which em
brace all the teintory Irom Forest
t'ltv. 22 miles north of Hcranton, to
!hlckBhiuny, 18 miles south or here.
8ALE OF FORT HALL LAND8
Cefnmtrttal awd Financial tUppcalngi of un.
porUnca A Brkf Review of the Growth
aad Improvement of the Many Indus trki
Pvoujhout Oar Ihrtvmj ComRHtnwulth
Utut Market Report.
A record apple crop 1 assured In the
Uovd river country.
ThelAahland Iron Works js the name
of a new company just otganized at
Ashland with 120,000 cxpital.
Tim 1st values In the Nehalem coun
try are advancing rapidly. Claims are
now selling for three times a much as
one year ago.
The Interoeean Mining Company, of
Itaker City, haa Hied article of ineor
iioratioit with the secretary of state.
When the supreme court convened
lat Monday, Judije F. 8. Moore aat
upon the chief junthe's bench, Judtse
I lean becoming the junior Juiige.
Arrangements sre being perfected for
the holding of the (mirth biennial fruit
fair at ll'xxl liivcr. The date of the
(air will probably be set (or the second
week in October.
' There is a movement on font at Baker
City to organize come kind of a society
or corixiratlon, the purpose of whicli
will lie to collect and publish tacts re
garding the mining industry of F.astern
Oregon. This 1 brought alxmt by the
tact that mine of other state sre (org
iug ahead, while the mining induxtry
in this state i seldom heard of outside
its boundary lines.
A 1 10 gold piece issued by the Hn
Francisco mint in 1852 has been found
12 miles south of Corvallis. There is
no likeness of the gixldes of lilierty on
tha coin. One side, save a bund across
the middle, is checkered with delicate
line that form square by crossing each
other like the wires of a sieve. On the
band are these word: "United States
Assay Olllce of (iold, Han F'rancisco,
California, )H52." On the other side
there is the figure of an eagle. An old
overland road used to pas the spot
where the coin was found.
The receipts of the state land office
for June were f 35,240.84.
According to the city superintendent
of acliiNila, Portland has a population
of a tritle over ,000.
The run of fish on the Columbia has
eliosii another improvement and the
proportion of large ti ll is also increas
The first labor trouble in years in
Astoria was caused by the plumU-
going on strike tor an increase oi oo
cent per day in wages.
Fish Warden Van Onsen has made a
trip to the CoquillM river, where he
wi!I estahllsh a hatchery this tail on
the south fork of the river.
A petition is being circulated asking
he Southern Pacific to extend the serv-
ice from Sheridan to Portland via Cor.
nelius so as to include Sundays.
Work is progressing rapidly on the
repair .of the Madison street hruige at
Portland. The structure will be open
fur public travel in alxmt two weeks,
As a result of the labor tioubles, all
sawmill ow ners in Portland have ad
vauced the price of rough lumber $1.5
ier thousand feet ami 12 per thotisan
Pocatello flu Been Choien ai a Better Point
Washington, July 10.The public
auction of Fort Hall lands within the
five-mile limit of Pocatollo will be con
ducted at the city of Pocatello, instead
of at the Ulnckfoot land olllce, as had
oriitiiiiilly been intended. Commis
sioner HichanN, who will conduct the
sale, consulted with the HI tick foot land
olliccrs, who gave Pocatello as the moat
advantageous point for holding the sale
believing that better prh-es can be ob
tained there than at Ulackfoot, and
that purchases will be more teadily
made. These lands will be sold in 40
acre tracts by townships, beginning
with township 5, R. 34 V.., and pro
ceeding by sections in numerical order
throughout the township. The same
system will be followed in townships 6
and 7, same range. The corresponding
townships in range 35 will then be dis.
posed of in like order. The most desir
able lands are situated In the first two
township! Bales will be from a large
jisplay map, caBh payments being de
manded fur each tract as it is taken.
AGUINALDO 18 FREE.
Afraid la Go About Street of Menll oa Ac
couat of MM Enemies.
Manila, July 9. As a result of the
proclamation of amnesty July 4, the
tiard of American soldiers ha been
withdrawn from duty at the house
where Aguinaldo lives and Lieutenant
Johnson, Aguinaldo' custodian,
brought the Filipino tislay to see Gen
eral Chaffee. It was the first meeting
lietween the American general and the
ader of .the Filipino insurrection.
Lieutenant William I.. Mi Kiniey. of
the Ninth cavalry, a-ted a interpreter.
Aguinaldo was tosn that he waa free
to go anywhere he pleased and General
bailee asked film tf he bail any com
plaint to make of AiW-ricaii discourtesy
or harshness, y
Aguinaldo replied that he had no
such complaint to make. He told
Geueral Chaffee that he was going to
isit friend st his home in Cavite Vi-
jo, in Cavite province, and inquired
what protection American authorities
would a (Turd bun. He reemed to lie
afraid to venture out. General Chaffee
replied that Aguinaldo would get the
lame protection as any other citizen.
The former Filipino leailer then
asked General Chaffee to prevent the
courts from requiring him to testify in
civil suits. General Chaffee replied
that he bad no authority to grant this
request and advised Aguinaldo to make
s social call on Acting Civil Governor
Wright. This Aguinaldo aaid he
would ('o, but that he would go at
night, as he was tiniiii alsmt appearing
on the streets in daylight.
The release of the ex-leader has re.
newed speculation aa Jo possible ven.
geame upon uiui iy iriemis ot l.tina,
and his other enemies. Luna was a
Filipino leader w hom Aguinaldo caused
to lie killed in 1890.
Maa Appeared oa the Prito Well at Mid
night Guard Discovered Intruder and
Fired Tretipauer Made Awayfjnhurt
Aopeared Near Where Arm Art Be
lieved to Have Been Smuggled ia Before.
LEWIS AND CLARKE FAIR.
Committee oa Location of Site Urge Selection
of City Park.
Portland, July 9. The first definite
step towards selection of an eyposition
site for the Lewis and Clarke celebra
tion in 1005 was taken yesterday morn
ing, when the report of the subcommit
tee to which the matter had been re
ferred waa presented to the executive
committee of the Lewis snd Clsrk cor
poration. Its report discussed briefly
the scope of the Lewis and Claik ex
position and its probable needs. It
considered only two of the sites that
have been mentioned in connection
with the fair the Hawthorne tract and
the city park and its conclusions were
iu favor of the city park. There was
some discussion of the report before a
vote on its adoption was taken. With
the understanding that the report
should go formally before the board of
directors, where there would be full
opportunity for its consideration, the
subcommittee s report was! formally
adopted by the executive committee
It now stands in the executive commit
tee, and is expected to lie reported to
the board at Its regular monthly meet
Beuncamlno Met Mr. Lawton.
LouiHville, Ky., July lO.-Goneral
Iiuoncaiiiliio, ex-secretary of state in
Aguinaldo's cabinet, arrived In the city
today and presented an expression of
sympathy from the Federal party in
the Philippines to the widow of General
Lawton, who resides in a suburb ol
Louisville. General Buenc.amlno loft
Louisville tonight, going direct to San
Francisco, whence he will embark for
Wheat Walla Walla, 6flc;
bluestem, 6708c; valley, 66H67c.
Barley Feed, $22 ; brewing,
$23 per ton.
Flour Boat grades, S.053.60 per
barrel; graham, 2.53.20.
Millstuffs Bran, I15lfl per ton;
middlings, $21.50; shorts, $17.5018;
Oats No.l white, $1.2031.25;gray,
Hay Timothy, $12(815; clover,
$7.50(310; Oregon wild hay, $5(P per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 00c per
cental; ordinary, 40c per cental,
growers prices; sweets, $2.252.60
per cental ; new potatoes, 1 U'c.
Butter Creawery, 19214c; dairy
10(jjl8o; store, 15 16c.
Eggs 18 10c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12,4
(jj 13c ;Young America, 13,SiH)ci fac
tory prices, 1$ 1 4c less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50
4.50; hens, $4.00(5.60 per doson,
llfflimc per pound; springs, 11(9
lle. per pound, $2.00(?4.60 per doi.
en; ducks, $2.50(83.00 per dosen; tur
keys, live, 1314c, dressed, 16lflc pet
pound; geese, $4.0O5.OO per dosen.
Mutton Gross, 2h 3c per pound;
dressed, 6c per pound.
Hogs Gross, 6 c; iressed, 77,Sc
Veal 6H7Js'c pet pound.
Beef Gross, cows, SciSc; steers.
3)46c; dressed, 78o per pound.
Hops 1410 couts per pound.
Wool Vatley,1215;Eastern Ore
gon, 814c; mohair. ?5rd62tto pound.
FIERCE CHICAGO FIRE.
Caused Lotus Amounting, to $325,000, Par,
tially Covered by Insurance.
Chicago, July 9. Fire early today
destroyed the building at 305-09-11
Wabash avene., causing losses aggregat
ing over $325,000. For a time the fire
threatened widespread destruction, and
it was only through the utmost efforts
that the Humes were prevented from
entering the department store of Siegel
Cooper A Co, fronting on State street
and separated from the burning build
ings bv onn a narrow alley. Much
excitement was caused among the
guests at the Auditorium hotel, directly
across abash avenue from the burn
ing buildings, and at the Auditorium
annex. The guests were aroused irom
their slumbers at 7 o'clock in the
morning, w hen the fire had gained sue
headway that it threatened other
buildings in all directions. On the
Wabash avenue side the names belehei
out into the avenue so fiercely that
was considered unsafe for trains on the
elevated loop to pass, and for over two
hours all tratlic on the loop waa suspended.
LAX AN OUTBREAK
NOTHER JAIL DELIVERY
Government Will Take Ua Small iroecti
hrtt-Sitc to Be Selected Sooa.
Washington, July 8. The Indica
tion are that by next spring the secre
tary of the interior will, through the'
geological survey, begin the construe-
ion of the first irrigation system to be l"wu" V" won upoa
Falem, Or., July 9. An unknown
man tried to gain entrance into the
penitentiary Monday night at midnight,
according to Guard Sampson. The in
truder appeared on post No. 5, on the
south wall of the prison yard, and ap-
x-ared to lie watching the night guard.
It is believed that Tracy and Merrill
received their rides over this wall, and
that the weapons were brought over at
ight and secreted in the fo ndry by
accomplices. The sppearanee of the
stranger on the wall at night is taken
to indicate a further plan for an out-
reak by the prisoners, and that the
fellow intended to smuggle weapons
into the prison for the ute of the con
Before the outbreak of June 9 only
one guard was in the prison yard at
night. Now an extra guard is there,
and the matter of smuggling in arms is
somewhat more difficult if the guards
are alert. Just before the discovery ot
the atranger Simpson had walked down
to the eouth wall, and inspected the
gate where the Southern Pacific track
nters the yard. He then started back
across the yard northward, and when
he entered the shallow of the laundry
building, about 200 feet distant, he
turned and looked back at the south
wall. At that instant he saw a man s
head above the wail, but it suddenly
disappeared. He waited a moment and
the head reappeared, and after a few
second went down out of sight again
Simpson dropped a cartridge into the
barrel of his rifle, and when the head
appeared again he fired. Instantly the
fiicure was gone, and when the two
guards srrived no trace of the man
could lie found. The surface of the
ground near the wall is hard and cov
ered with grass, so that no tracks would
be visible in the morning. The guards
did not dare leave the yard at night.
It is apparent that the visitor wa
familiar with the svstem of guarding
in force piior to the Tracy and .Merrill
outbreak, for at. the time he appeared
he would have found his way clear to
enter the yard if the old system had
still been in force. The prn-on official
led i tie to sav what the rules obs-erved
by the night guards are at present, but
they are such as to make an entrance
by a stranger very difficult.
The man who appeared on the wall
stood on the w alk attached to the out
side of the wall about four feet from
the top. He could therefore conceal
himself easily, exposing his head only
long enough to observe the position of
Tne prison officials are reticent con
cerning the attempt to enter the prison
yard, and there has been an effort to
keep it quiet. These facts were relat
ed by Guard Gambell, w ho was on duty
in the front yard. No attempt, so far
aa known, has been made to run down
built under the recently enacted law.
Where the start will be made has
not yet been determined, but in ail
probability it will be a project of mod-
eat proportions, costing $500,000 to
$ 1 ,000,000, and one of which the suo
cess ia reasonably certain. The secre-
lipv ta tinm . . I r, t. , t, r. AulI an.Ma-
tions, with a view of selecting those j, , T'":
r,.mi ,.l ... ," i-uiuq, wureu w- uejiareu
site which give the promise of succesa.
TO WATER LAND.
GREAT STRIKE IS ON
FREIGHT HANDLER8 IN CHICAGO
OUT FOR MORE PAY.
Order of Executive CeatuaUtes of Freight
Handlers' Unloa- Okago S (deration of
Labor Disapproves of Strike aad Will Not
Assist the freight Handlers.
Chicago, July 9. Hope of a speedy
yeeterday, are entertained by official
of the anion and member of the state
board of arbitration. The officials of
the anion, at a conference last night,
told Chairman Job, of the board of ar
bitration, that they were willing to
Gila liver or Truckee canyon projects
in Arizona ia Ic be among the first
chosen, because of the enormous cost
involved. Moreover, the secretary
wants to know more about theee pro
ject from the money standpoint before
he orders their building. The numer
ous reports that these systems will cost
very dearly in pro;xrtion to the amount
of land-reclaimed has somewhat alarmed
him, and resulted in his deciding to
make hate slowly. This course,
moreover, was recommended by many
Westein senator and representatives
before they left for home.
Iu deciding to begin with small pro
jects the department has made it possi
ble to undertake the building of a num
ber of system simultaneously, and to
dittritnte the work into several states,
as, at the time field operations are com
menced there will be an available sum
of $rS,000,000 to $8,000,000 for carrying
on the work.
PACKING HOUSE FIRE.
TRACY AGAIN ESCAPES.
NO NEWS OF STEAMERS.
Guthrie, 0. T., July 10. Great ex
citement has been caused at Tulsa, I.
T., owing to the discovery by surveyors
working north of that place of crucks in
the sides of the mounds, as though
from great pressure nndemeath. Gas
is escaping from the fissures, and a con
tinual hissing and roaring can be heard.
On the extreme top of the highest hill
Portland and Jeannie Still Reported Adrift In
the Northern Ice Fields.
Seattle, July 9. No news of the
missing steamer Jeannie and Portland,
ia the report made by the steamship
Indiana, Captain E. V. Roberts, which
arrived from Nome. The Indiana sailed
from the North on the evening of June
20, two days later than tne senator.
Purser MeCullom says there is a great
deal of uneasiness at Nome concerning
the long overdue liners.
On June 2tt the United States revenue
cutter Thetis was reported at Teller
City on her wav back into the Arctic in
search of .the rortiami ana jeannie.
She probably passed through the straits
the 27th. The Indiana was at, m.
Michael on the 26th. There were then
n that port the steamship Conemangh,
of the same line, and Bteamer fclihu
Thompson and several river boats; also
the steam whaler tuignes, wnicn arriv
ed the same day from ronie. lhere
were no ocean vessels at Nome and only
one steam craft, the Sadie.
New York is to have the most mag'
nitlcent hotel in the world. It will be
20 stoiies high and cost $10,000,000.
German exports, after two years
test on four men, declared borax in the
human system retards asHimilution of
fats and albumen.
It Is reported that' Andrew Carnegie
gave his second cousin. Miss Harriet
Posse With Bloodhounds Close Upon
Heels, But He Throws Thtm Oil.
Seattle, July 9. - Convict Harry Tracy
eluded the Washington officers aaain
and is ouce more heading for Seattle.
The posse pressed him hard at Renton,
in fact, his escape seemed impossible.
Bloodhounds were placed on his track
within 10 minutes. They were soon
close on the heels of the fugitive.
Pressed to desperation, he scattered
cayenne pepper in hia tracKs. l he
dois soon came upon this, and once
their nostrils were filled with the hery
substance, balked until it could be re
moved, which reqniied 10 minutes.
They again took the trail but soon lost
Anderton, the man Tracy made ac
company hiin from Meadow Point Sat
urday, has been rescued at Kenton.
He was tied to a tree when found. He
had been subjected to this experience
before on his trip with the outlaw, and
it was in a very feeble voice that he
made his presence known to his res-
cuois. Anderson states that Tracy is
beinc aided in every possible way by
four men whom he does not know, but
who are supposed to be partners in
crime with Tracy.
Mo Financial Trouble In France.
Taris, July 10. Contrary to reports
circulated in the United States, there
iu nothing threatening in the financial
situation here. The minister of finance
will present a bill in the chamber of
deputies tomorrow converting the 34
per cent rentegjnto a per cents, and be
would hardlv choose a threatening
moment for such an operation. Both
Z and 8 per cents made a slight ad
vance today,- and the Bourse was gener
and from which earliest retuin may
be had. He believe in getting back
into the irrigation fund as rapidly as
possible all money that is to be expend
ed in constructing retervoirg and can-
It is very apparent that neither the! Tmn dl""ent n'-
Milk rive, project in Montana, nor the ' Pn,e" official of the same to
uibcuiw iue wage scale, providing a
joint conference should be held at
which officials sof the anion would be
permitted to act as adviser to the men.
The arbitration board ia now working
the matter in an effort to bring
abotit a conference between the railway
managers and committee representing
the men. . Aa the railroad officials
have offered this step from the begin
ning of the controversy, there is little
doubt the strike can be settled satis
factorily to both aide if the conference
Lack of unanimity already perme
ate the strike. The Chicago Federa
tion of Labor was ignored when the
.order was issued for the men to quit
work, and it executive officials are
somewhat offended and are inclined to
let the freight handler fight oat their
battle in their own wav. There are
2,000 freight handler in and about
the various fi eight house of the 24
railroads centering in Chicago. Of
this number, more than 9,000 are now
involved in the strike. Some of the
men who quit work did so under pro
test. Notably waa this the case in the
freight house of the Lake Shore A
Michigan Central. The men there
employed 'were receiving all the con
sideration they had asked. They were
forced to strike, however, bv the order
of the executive committee of their
union. Before going out the men in
formed the railway officials of the situ
ation, and said they would seek an im
mediate return order from the authori
ties that had ordered them out. J t
The sudden suspension of customary
Derations by the freight handlers oc
casioned considerable trouble in and
about the various railroad warehouses
and stations, bat the inconvenience and
delay were but a drop in the bucket to
what will happen if the strike shall
not be settled Boon.
To add to the present difficulties of
the railroads, the Teamsters' and
Truckmen's Union threatens to join in
sympathetic strike. If this eh all-
occur, it will affect all incoming and
outgoing freight of every kind. Every
railroad in Chicago today accepted all
freight offered. While it was con
fessed by several railroad officials that
reight wag not being moved as expe
ditiously as heretofore, yet it wag said
the larger part of it was being handled
well. The various freienthoases and
ards, however, disclosed a large ac
cumulation of unmoved freight and cars
loaded with freight.
There waa no trouble or disorder in
or about any of the freicht houses.
Anticipating the possibilities of such a
strike, the railroad companies had
brought to Chicago a number of men
to take the places of the strikers.
rhese men were intercepted by pickets
of the strikers, and most of them were
induced to join the Freight Handlers'
Half Million Dollars' Worth of Property De
stroyed la Chicago Stockyard.
Chicago, July 8. By a fire which
broke out in their plant at the stock
yards Swift A Co. suffered a loss which
is estimated by the officials of the com
pany at $500,000. The fire waa con
fined to one building standing at the
intersecton of Packers avenue and
Broadway. This ttructure was four
stories high, built of brick, and was
300 feet square. The first floor wa
occupied by the wholesale meat market
of the company, the second by the
shipping department, and the third
and fourth by the general offices of the
company. The latter are said to have
been the largest single offices in ths
United States, more than 800 employee
working in a single room.
The cause of the fire is not known,
but it was discovered near the engine
room. It spread so rapidly through
the building that it wag found impossi
ble to save anything in the structure
The first arrivals of the fire department
were unable to check the nre, and re
peated cads were sent in for assistance
but all the engines were not able tr
prevent the entire destruction of the
building. Within an hourafter the
fire was discovered the building was
ruined, although the fire continued to
blaze for a long time.
the burned building adjoins por
Hons of the plants of Armour & Co.
and Libby, McNeill & Libby, and for s
time the fire department had a haid
fight to keep these buildings from the
flames. The wind was blowing strong
from the southwest, and at times the
flames were touching the sides of Ar
mour's buildings, but the firemen man
aged to confine the fire to the building
in which it had broken out.
TORNADO IN IOWA.
Severe Storm Accompanied by Cloudburst Does
Immense Damage to Property.
Council Bluffs, la., July 8. South
western Iowa was visited this evening
by the worst storm of the year.
several towns it amounted to a tornado
and fears are entertained that there
hag been loss of life. Damage to corn
and unharvested small grain has been
very great. Iu some places the rain
which followed the wind Btorm
amounted almost to a cloudburst.
At Whiting a dozen buildings are
reported destroyed, aud one woman was
At Anthon 20 buildings were demol
ished. bv the tornado, and at th
place it is believed lives were lost,
Communication bv wire is cut off.
At Rockwell City the damage done
by the wind was less serious, but the
rain fell in blinding sheeta for an hour
and the whole country is under water
Crops wore beaten into the ground an
are a total loss in many places.
Big Check Missing.
Indianapolis, July 8. Indiana offi
cials are worrying as to the where
abouts of a check for $035,000, drawn
by the United States for Indiana in
payment of its war claim. The cheek
was mailed In Washington two days ago,
Fire In Elevated Railway Car.
Chicago, July 8. A motorcar on the
Metropolitan elevated railroad caught
fire last night while passing Augusta
street. There were 200 people on
train, and a panic ensued. Several
the passengers made efforts to jum
from the moving train, but were pre
vented by the guards. In the scramble
that ensued when the prisoners en
deavored to get out of the way of
flames, a number of persons
TO DREDGE COOS BAY.
People Request a Chang in Plan of Harbor
Work Nob-Extension of Jetty.
Washington, July 9. Senator
Mitchell has been advised by wire by
the commercial interests on Coos bav
that the $50,000 appropriated in the
recent river and harbor bill for extend
ing the jetty at the bay entrance was
not sufficient materially to advam-e that
work, and asking if the money could
not be used for dredging a channel in
stead. He has laid the matter before
the chiet of engineers, and at his sug
gestion telegraphed Captain Langfitt,
asking him to take this request into
consideration. If it is found that there
is authority for changing the prr ject
from that specified in the bill, and
Captain Langfitt favora the dredging,
the change will be authorized.
Senator Mitchell also urged expedi
tion in carrying out the work on the
Columbia river. He was told that this
work would be pressed as rapidly as
possible ; that as soon as the special
board's report and their action is ap
proved, actual work will be begun.
Socialist Riot In Italy.
London, July 9. A special dispatch
received here from Rome says that So
cialist riots occurred at Orte, on the
right bank of the Tiber, during the
municipal elections held there yeater.
day. The polling place waa wrecked
,u- 1 and several policemen were stabbed.
were I T,ie police and military fired on the
crushed, and two women are
have been seriously injured.
Teachers Overdoing it
Washington, July 10. Complaints
have been received at the war depart
ment that certain teachers in the Phil
ipplnes have been trying to induce
Otholic children to become Protestants.
The complaints have been forwarded to
mob. Over 40 persons were wounded.
Troops have been ordered to Orte.
but up to this time it has not been seen Acting Governor Wright, with instruo
hv the state ollicers. The tact mat tne tions 10 nave tne pmcuce, u n, imovhub,
Illinois ana several omer i Bioppeu. iiwiuiiwBmuiwiumi
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Crew Driven From Cars Many Earthquakes at Salonica.
Fawtucket, R. I., July 9. Two cars' Vienna, July 9. The Neue Frie
of the United Traction company were Presi-e publishes a dispatch from
assailed by a mob of 100 men in Savles- Salonica, European Turkey, raying that
ville tonight and the crews driven" off. since last Saturday 30 shocks of earth
The rioters cut the curtahiB to pieces quake, eight Jof which were violent,
with knives, broke the windows and were experienced there. A violent
battered the woodwork. Two cars were shock caused damage to villages in the
attacked in Central Fall, one at Lons- vicinity of Salonica. Other dispatches
dale snd one in this city, despite the received here from ''Salonica say that
of the 1 efforts of the police to give the employes the shock destroyed 150 houses and
raising large boudlers and tossing them she became Mrs. J. C. Greouway re-
anxiety of the Indiana officers.
' in the schools.
1 was suspended.
two persons were killed at Salonika,