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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 20, 1908)
OF THE WEEK
u , condensed Form for Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
ApM . i.ftln(r EvonU
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f f hi Past Wcok.
The battleship flcot Jim Bulled from
Auckland to oyww
t.pan is paying ofT her war debt in
A, Canadian government la to mc
i in tho railroad strike.
In D, Snnkcy, tho oyangellat, la
rire in tho Buffalo, N. Y., Btock
J, burned close to $1,000,000 worth
ftntractors driving the big St. Paul
WA in Montana nro breaking all
Tvro pcoplo were killed nnd bL In
toed by the explosion of n bnllooh nt
Codon. A spectator attempted to
The bones of 21 persons have boon
tad on an island in Luko of tho
believed to bo tho
remains of a party of explores min
uend by Indians in 4 jo.
Bear Admiral Cogawoll, retired, la
ioL He was an ollicer on tho Oregon
lien that vessel made its famouH
Toyjge around tho horn to engage tho
tr,n mhhers held un a Northern
pacific train near Trust, nine rnllcH
test of Spokane. Tho mail car waa
jccoopled and run up the track. It is
jotknown what tho result of tho haul
Turks and Arcrncnlnns join In celc
Tift, a new town near Missoula.
Kent, has been destroyed by firo.
it i Mi'cvmI the effect of tho Thaw
fctakruptcy proceedings will bo liberty
A veterinary surgeon has just died
b New York as the result ouf a bito
tj i horse.
A Los Angeles inanincc killed his
log and daughter, attempted to kill his
tife and himself.
A wealthy Italian has been slain in
KtvYork. Nihilists uro supposed to
hre done tho work.
The government linn started n fiihl
ia San Francisco against tho bringing
of young girli to this country for Im
Some unknown noreon in San Fran-
(iKo at intervals has been throwing
itk on women's expensive wearing np
farel, thus ruining it.
Japan is reioicimr ovur tho now
trademark treaty with tho United
State, giving it as proof of friendshlj)
Utwcen the two countries.
A modus vivendi has boon arranged
tlereby tho Newfoundland fhiorioa dis
rate between Greot Urltaln and tho
Istted States will bo settled by The
Senator La Folletto ia going to start
Tie Canadian Pacific ia Importing
--ureaKern irom fcuropo.
Emg I1 eter. f)f Sr-rvin. In nrniisoil n(
eoaipiracy apmrmt Montenegro.
Aervcro hail and thunder storm has
wtthe Kentucky tobacco cron.
An I. A I. il
flftv : 10 w 1)0 1110 main ibsuo
Democratic state convention.
Forest firoo i. i t . ,
vmaaand more towns nro threatened
Eltravntrnnf li..: l .1 .
i "Y,"K Binco mo war.
m Hussia has caused corruption In
king Edwnrl nn.l iirim
Mf p '," iiuiur irinuim
S1'1' Ger,nny. nnd con
m?,n nonrC1' Cal.,
er?n ( nenaH,tht'y cmno along at
erent "mes nnd secured $700.
tttotm!? I1Sopl nrrostsd at Detroit
KS 1 fr".m H",cnu nro wutou'
, r".reMing, burglary and forgery.
Citki8hminiHt,rt0 tho United
kJ'S? rocn1 na willbo
'"oy a reform movomont man.
Thaw'o in .
telvcrBn,i ,,M)rs,n,iy oust Hia ,rc
and name a trustee.
CJcm &him lf reused ovlnk
co track gambling. ''-V
$t!L fn.,Ut,ro'B dttUKhtor hft8
Nldent, 1 Vato Bcctary of the
iaUo??030!?11 htt" "tartotUu
Vlilfi tonfor tho hnprpYomcn of
Vffnk Sin0' n loflin9t Sn Frnn
5.26o,ooo. 8U0 tho dlroctora for
Aetlf ,sfml ft wcond warship
is tho point,
UnKed stro4ca,Il1 hor rnlnlatcr to
'Wive fatto. t08' whoao 'atl f
OPEN NEW LANDS.
Vast Aroa Available In Woatofh Can-
aon in Soptombor,
Ottawa, Canada, Aug. 11. Next
nui uijvni bco radical changes In tho
land policy of tho Canadian govern
ment. Tho Oliver land act, which goes
Into effect September 1, will throw
open io mo pumic 28,000,000 acres of
rich, arable land, In tho odd numbored
flections of Western Canada that are
liberally Intersected by a network of
rauroaua, nro ndjncont to commercial
markets nnd swarmine- wiih nun i,(
ling townships, with well established
ponco proicciion, municipal govern
ment, schools. churchnM
- ' IVIbUUUlin
.CBSontlnl for agrciultural prosperity.
iiuu mo renior- nnu the man
wun iimiu-d looso cash la being given
tho opportunity of owning his own
farm. Unliko tho tirncndnm liirnfnrnn
followed In urantlnir fren h
ho ih not nsKfu io lorego tho advant
ages in settled districbi
tho wilderness to fight tho hard fights
ox uio pioneer, insieaa of this, tho
now Instrument of tho Canadian legis
lature rrivoa tho entarnrlul
land aituntod near nourishing towns,
uiieriiig un mo nuvantages and conve
nlcncea of modern life.
In order to oncourncm rnllrnml lmil,l.
Ink' in the Dominion, the
nap given io mo rallrood companies
.'12,000,000 acres of Jand during tho
last icw years, ana na a rurthor induce
ment thov have been left nlmnlntnltr
unfpttored in tho choice of locality and
tho time of selection, but recently were
made to Belcct tholr lands. Tho com
panies hnvo taken full advantage of
this generous provision nnd made n
constant Practice of leaving tlioir
grants in abeyance unless, after close
ly waicning tno trend ot immigration
and Bcttlement, they could make up
their minds as to whnt trnrln of Innrl
would best servo tholr Interests.
TRIBESMEN HOLD UP SHAH.
Persian Ruler Held Prisoner In His
St. Petersburg, Aue. 11. Snccial
dlapatcheB received hero from Teheran
give a tragic-comic description of the
position ol the shah of Persia, who is
virtually a prisoner in the hands of wild
tribesmen summoned to Teheran to
protect tho throne against the revolu
tionists, but have become a greater
mcnaco to the monarch than his other
Tho tribesmen are cxtravaircnt in
their demands for money, which the
shah ia unnble to irrant, and they
threaten to destroy the palace and pill-
ago Teheran. Tho $2G0,000 secured
from the HuBsiaon bank recently as a
loan on tho crown jewels of Persia al
ready is exhausted. General LiakhoiT's
Cossacks are unablo to make any head
way against tho tribesmen, who have
refused to permit the shah to leave tho
camp atr Dado Shakh for Saltaha Bad,
whero tho hnrem is now Btaying.
Fnmino is reported to be imminent
in Southern Persia, and this promises
to bring about a crisis in political
affairs in tho autumn.
DISCORD IN TURKS' PALACE.
Formor Ministers Blnmo Each Other
for III Luck.
Constantinople, Aug. 11. Discord
roigns among the former ministers and
palnco officials detained at the minis
try of war. Won Dough I'asha, ex-
ininiator of tho interior, is nt logger
hondH with Luhsin Pashn, tho sultan's
formor secretary, who reproached him
with not having ndjwtcd hia advice
throo months ngo to solicit tho sultan
to grant amnesty to political prisoners.
Tho secretary, who ia sintering lrom
ncuto melancholia, replied that it was
bettor to have died than to witnaas tho
prosent state of alFairs.
Zookhi Pashn, who was recently dis
missed as itjstector of military schools,
ia also reported to be a prisoner nt tno
miniotrv of war. half dotnontod and
constantly requesting a revolver with
which to ond his life.
To this renueat tho response was
made that ho must live and render to
tho nation an account of his doings.
Ho has contributed $25,000 toward a
fund to purchase two cruisers to bo
named after tho heroea of tho revolution.
Full Forco Restorod.
San Francisco, Aug. 11. When tho
mnWen In tho Southern Pacific shops
nt West Onklond wont to work yostor-
Anv'iUnv frmnri tllflt thoV WerO OXDOCt-
od to work ntno hpura instead of oight
por day. Tholr pny, howovor, win uo
on tho nine-hour basis. During tho
last flQ days tho railroad company has
lnrens,gd lis working forco in tho Onk
lond shops until now it ia as gront as it
was bofpro tho slump 9f several months
Tim lnprnnm of workintr hours Is
necessitated by tho lnrgo amount of
work on hand.
Danish Printers Strike
Cononhncon. Aug. 11. Owing to tho
typogrnphors and other employoa in
tho printing oillces hero, except a few
omnlovea on Boclnliatic papors, having
started n striko, tho omployros have
decided to declaro a general iockoui in
all departments of labor tomorrow.
If'n reconciliation Ib not reached be
tween tho epmloyora nnd tho men, it
la oxpoctod mat ino nowmjujiuio
will atiBtiond. publication .for. at least a
fortnight, f " ;
Moot Death In Flamoa.
xt... Vi-ir Ann- il. Six norsons
woro burned to death in a tenoment
hoiiBO nt 832 East Ono Hundred and
Twolfth Btroot, four chaldron botweon
tho ngoa of 8 and 12, an Infant of 2
montha and nn aged man. w
rnnnntn nt tho tonemont woro Injured
by jumping from wlndowB.
iWS ITEMS FROM WASHINGTON, D. C. I
SAYS PEACE IS RESTORED.
Honduran Cabinet Minister Sends the
Nows to Washington.
Washington, Aug. IB. Tho fact
wiui pence naa been fully restored in
Central America and nn eYnrnRHlnn nf
confidence expressed thnt it would be
inuiniumeu, is given In a cablegram
rutujveu nere today by Dr. Ugarte,
minister from Honduras, from tho min
ister of foreign niTnlrs of hfa pnuntrv
Mr. Dodge, the Amoricnn minister
to Salvador, will lrmvn Hnlvrw!
Teinicliralim on Auwisfc IStotaWn un
directly with tho Honduran govern
ment tno matter of tho consul and
vice consul at Coiba. whnHn nxnruinfiirn
were cancelled owing to their alleged
intervention in international affairs in
MAKE RATE DECISION SOON.
Important Ruling to bo Made by In
Wnshinirton. Autr. 11. Dunne tho
noxt month or six weeks it is possible
that the Interstate Comfnorce enmmiH.
sion will decide upon the question of
tho reasonableness of tho proposed in
crease of railroad freight rates in Ala
bama. Gcortria. TennosHnn. Flnrirln nnrl
portions of South Carolina, in the
southern territory and Texas, in the
The proposed Increase in tho several
Southern states embraces practically
extensive increases proposed through
out the countrv nt this. timn. Tho Ho.
cision will have an important bearing
on raica in general.
Good Job Awaits a Learned Chef.
Washington, Aucr. 14. A chef is
needed at the government asylum for
tno insane, and a civil service examin
ation was held today to fill the va
cancy. Notwithstanding the fact that
the position pays $1,200 a year there
was no over abundance of applicants
for tho job. The reason perhaps lies
in tho fact that the successful appli
cant must be possessed of a fund of
knowledge that would enable him to
hold down a chief clerkship in almost
any of tho departments and render it
unnecessary for him to don a cook's
Mystory at Oyster Bay.
Oyster Bay, Aug. 14. The unusual
activity at tho government executive
office here, which has been apparent
for almost a week, both day and night,
has become tho subject of considerable
curiosity. Rudolph Forster, acting
secretary to tho president, and the
forco of clerks under him recently have
been tho hardest worked men in the
village. Their duties begin early and
at times have continued far into the
night. The executive office staff has
been augmented by the arrival of two
clerks from tho Washington executive
Malono's Place Filled. ,
Washington, Aug. 12. Dr. G. C.
Bnntz waa today appointed assistant
treasurer of tho United States, in
place of the late J. L. Malone. Mr.
Bantz has been an employe of the
Treasury department for 35 years and
recently has filled tho position of dep
uty asistant treasurer. William H.
Gibson, assistant cashier of tho cash
room, waa promoted to bo deputy
assistant treasurer in place of Dr.
Bantz. Jamoa A.JSamplo, now a divis
ion chiof, was appointed to bo deputy
Engineers Sent to Hawaii.
Washington, Aug. 14. The War de
partment has issued orders to Company
A, First battalion of engineers, to
leavo San Francisco for Honolulu,
sailing on November 15, 1908. The
First battalion of engineers ia now on
duty at Fort Mason, California. These
engineers are to mako a survey prelim
inary for tho fortifications in nnd
around Honolulu and at Pearl harbor,
whero tho government is to construct a
lartro naval station. After their work
at Hawaii, thoy will return to Van
Confor About the Hazers.
nvatnr Bav. Autr. 11. Secretary of
Wtir Wrirrht and Colonel Hueh L.
Scott, of tho West Point academy, ar
rived hero today to discuss tho West
Point hazing cases with1 President
Roosovlt. Secretary Wright said:
"I seo a whole lot of trouble has been
stirred up over those cases since my
last visit hero. I had no idea tho mat-
tor was to bo made of such national
importanco." Colonel Scott rofusod
to mako any Btatomont whatever re
garding tho cases.
Pleads for American Fruit.
WiiRhimrton. Auer. 13. Ambassador
Whito at Paris has addressed tho
French government with a view to tno
suspension of th decree prohibiting tho
ininnrtntlon of sulnhurod fruit, with
particulor reference to California dried
fruits, poiuung tno repoivoi mo vhiuj
ienn board which is to investigate tho
whole subject of tho importation of
preserved fruit and othor edibles. Oth
erwise, it tho importations of French
fruita may bo serloulsly afTectcd.
May Ordor Rectifier's Marks.
Washington, Aug, 13. Tho commis
sioner of intornal rovonuohas informed
W. M. Hough, nttornoy of tho Nation
al Wholosalo Liquor Dealora' nssocia
tion, that thoro is ample authority of
law for tho government to prescribo
tho marking of packagea of spirits and
liquora in tho handa of rectiflera na in
tho caao of marking tho prodcuta of
MOLOKAI LOCAL STATION.
Lopors From Mainland May Not Bo
Washington, Aug. 13. Though vir
tually a part of the United States, the
leper colony on isolated Molokai, can
not recruit its death-marked popula
tion from this country. It Is this fact
that makea it impossible for govern
ment officials to comply with the re
quest of tho territorial authorities of
Arizona for the speedy removal of aged
Mrs. General Warwell, whom tho ter
rible disease has claimed for its vic
tim. According to Dr. H. G. Geddings,
assistant surgeon general of the public
health and marine hospital service, the
leper settlement at Molokai ia strictly
a territorial enterprise. , There exists
neither law nor precedent to warrant
tho removal of a leper from a state or
territory, however, to the settlement,
and Dr. Geddings voices the opinion of
tho bureau that the Hawaiian health
authorities would not approve such a
Favors Policy of Peace,
Washington, Aug. 14. Naturally
the American government is interested
in knowing what the Dutch intend to
do in Venezuela, and it is not surpris
ing therefore that the Holland govern
ment is sounding American Minister
Beaupre at The Hague as to what tho
United States might do in the varying
contingencies that are likely to arise.
While the United States under cer
tain conditions may be open to criti
cism regarding any prospective course
in Venezuela, it is not believed that
any co-operative punitive agreement
with any foreign power will be sought.
On the contrary an arrangement for a
peaceful settlement of differences
would bo gladly welcomed.
Robbers Torture Women.
Washington, Aug. 13. Three mask
ed men entered tho home of Miss Ma
ria de Garmo in a remote part of the
county yesterday morning and after
battering down the door, bound and
gagged Miss de Garmo and her niece,
Miss Lizzie Hartman, the only occu
pants of the house, and robbed them cf
their jewelry and a small amount of
cash. Carpets were slashed, mattress
es ripped open and chests broken into.
When no large sum of money was
found, the women were tortured until
the elder one fainted and the men left.
Miss Hartman, bleeding and cut, at
last freed herself from the ropes and
released her aunt.
Hitchcock Off to Chicago.
Washington, Aug. 15. Chairman
Frank H. Hitchcock, of the Republican
National committee, accompanied by
his secretary, James T. Williams, Jr.,
arrived in Washington this morning
from Hot Springs, Va., where he con
ferred with Mr. Taft yesterday. Mr.
Hitchcock started for Chicago this
afternoon to meet Eastern and West
ern officials of the national commit
tee, who are to meet there and open
the Western headquarters. Mr. Hitch
cock had nopoiltical engagements here,
but closed and surrendered the last of
the rooms used as Mr. Taft's precon
Alaska Wireless Station.
Washington, Aug. 12. A wireless
station in Prince William Sound,
Alaska, is to be erected by tho Navy
department, the exact site to be se
lected shortly. This will be 500 miles
from the military wireless station be
ing installed at Fort Gibbon, and will
form a connecting line between that
station and tho naval wireless .station
at Northhead, Washington. The gov
ernment will bo able to maintain wire
less communication up tho Pacific
coast to the Alaska station.
Asks Bids on Coal for Fleet.
Washington, Aug. 12. It is expect
ed that proposals for transporting coal
to Magdalcna bay, Mexico, will be re
ceived in tho bureau of equipment un
til noon, August 17. Tho proposals aro
to bo for 15,000 tons of semi-butumin-ous
coal for tho vessels of tho Pacific
fleet. Tho bidders aro required to state
whether the vessels bearing tho coal
may bo diverted from Mogdalena bay
to Bromerton, Wash., if tho cargoes
aro required there.
Washington, Aug. 11. Colonel Rich
ard L. Hoxie, ono of the votoran ofli
cora of tho corps of ongineors and who
for some timo past has boon in charge
of tho fortification and rivor harbor
work in Bnltimotro and vicinity, was
placed on tho rotired list of tho nrmy
today on account of age. Ho is sue
ceeded at Baltimore by Major William
E. Craighill, who until recently was
stationed at Mobile
Will Do Special Service.
Washington, Aug. 15. Tho gunboats
Albany and Yorktown today woro de
tached from tho Pacific flcot by tho
Navy department for special sorvico
on tho Pacific coast. Theso vessels
woro only nominally a part of tho Pn
clflc fleet, having been ongnged in pro
tecting American interests in Central
Bullets In Flag at Tabriz.
Washington, Aug, 12. Dispatches
from Tabriz today state that tho
American flag over tho United States
consulnto waa ahot away yesterday.
Tho dispatches aro brief, but tho au
thorities aay thoy believo tho shooting
of tho flag waa accidental.
RECEIVER FOR BIG MILL.
Pillsbury-Washburno Company Needs
to bo Reorganized.
Minneapolis, Aug. 10. Incident to
a reorganization certain of the stock
holders of tho Pillsbury-Washburn
Flour Milling company Saturday peti
tioned tho Federal District court for
the appointment of receivers.
Whatever action ia taken by the
court, the business will be continued.
The indebtedness of the defunct
company is set at more than $5,000,
000, without security. The book value
of tho company's property exceeds
$15,000,000. The total secured in
debtedness covered by debenture bonds,
ia $4,000,000, or a total indebtedness
of $9,000,000. Liquid assets are esti-
mactd at 3$, 500, 000, to pay $5,000,000
The company has $800,000 of its
products stored in 25 states outside of
Tho application forrreceiver has cre
ated surprise, but it 1b not expected
to cause any flurry in milling or finan
cial circles. The milling interests in
Minneapolis have enjoyed an expeption
ally good year and the conditions that
affected the Pillsbury-Washburn com
pany have been peculiacr to that organ
Tho receivers have been appointed
with full power to operate the com
pany's manufacturing plants and with
confident expectation that this expedi
ent will bo found only temporary and
that ample property, over and above
all debts, will be ultimately left for the
holders of shares. It is proposed to
operate the mills under receivers and
m charge of tho receivers, so that labor
interests will not be seriously affected
at this time, and this is regarded as
promising good results, in view of the
very satisfactory condition everywhere
of the milling and grain business, no
other company engaged in similar lines
here being in any way involved.
BUILD S20.000.000 DEPOT.
FIGHT HIGH RATES
Northwestern Plans Costly Structure
Chicago, Aug. 10. The Chicago &
Northwestern railway announced yes
terday that its engineers and architects
have completed the plans for its new
Madison, street passenger terminal,
which will cost when completed in the
neighborhood of $20,000,000, and
which will include facilities for hand
ling over a quarter of a million pas
sengers every 24 hours. This station
will surpass in point of ground covered
and length of trackage every railway
terminal in the United States, . it is
said, except the South Station, in Bos
The now terminal will occupy prac
tically four entire city blocks, bounded
by Madison street on the south, Kinzie
street on the north, Clinton street on
the west and Canal street on the east,
passing under Washington and Ran
dolph streets by means of brilliantly
The structure will be of gray granite
of .classic design, the essential features
of which is the great colonnaded en
trance or portico, of lofty proportions
that will tower to a height of 120 feet
above Madison street.
Before this imposing front will be a
broad pavement or esplanade, from
which will rise tho granite columns
that guard the inner vestibule.
ARRESTS ARE MYSTERIOUS.
Immigration Authorities Busy in De
troit After Long Chase.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 10. Great sec
recy is being maintained regarding five
arrests made here today by the local
police and the local immigration au
thorities on a telegraphic request re
ceived from Helena, Mont. The pris
oners are three men and two women of
striking appearance, and a small boy
and two dogs form a conspicuous feat
ure of tho party.
The arrests are said to have followed
a search by United states omciais
which began in San Francisco in 1905
and has been carried since to Boston,
Pittsburg, Omaha, Helena, Chicago
and several other points. Both the
city police and the local immigration
inspectors say they do not know why
the arrests were ordered. The pris
oners deny that they aro identified
with any persons wanted by the Unit
Denied Citizen Rights.
Seattle, Aug. 10. After serving
three years in the United States army
in tho Philippines nnd receiving an
honorable discharge, Buntaro Kamagai
applied for admission to citizenship
undor tho laws of tho United States
and was rofused his papors by Judge'
p. n. Hanford, of tho Federal court,
hero today. Tho case js tho first, ono
of tho kind to come up boforo a Fed
oral or State court in this country.
Kamagai has a fine army record and
was regarded as n most useful man.
Ho speaks fine English.
Floe From Constantino.
Constantine, Algeria, Aug. 10.
The people are still in n stato of terror
from tho earthquake shocks of a few
days ago,, fearing a repetition, and
thero 13 in consequenco a steady exodus
to the country. A now shock was folt
last night and caused a renewal of the
panic. Several buildings damaged by
the previous shocks were shaken down.
Tho falling of a coiling in tho house of
n European residont. injured several
Texas Brings Suit Against Host
of Railway Companies.
ALLEGE CONSPIRACY BY ROADS
State Commission Appeals to Inter
state Board, Basing Complaint
on Valuation of Lines
Washington, Aug. 11. The railroad
commission of Texas today filed a for
mal complaint with the Interstate
Commerce commission against 67 rail
roads and other common carriers, al
leging a conspiracy on the part of tho
defendants through the Southwestern
Traffic association for the suppression
of competition and restraint of trade
in the recent action increasing freight
rates to common points in Texas. Tho
commission will forward notice of this
complaint to all the carriers involved
and will give them 15 days to reply,
the usual period allowed for answering
a complaint being 20 days. The com
mission will expedite this case as
much aa possible on account of its
The complaint undertakes to com
pare the alleged cost of maintenance
and operation of the railroads with the
actual cost, and the claimed debt which
is supposed to justify the increase,
with the actual debt. The railroad
commission of Texas, it appears, has
appraised the cost of construction and
operation of the roads as well as the
actual debt upon which the rates may
be fairly based.
Eight freight schedules, which have
recently been filed with the commis
sion, are made the basis of the com
plaint and all are alleged to have been
brought about by an unlawful agree
ment between the defendant carriers
and the Southwestern Traffic associa
tion, of which they are members or
whose members represent, through
power of attorney, those who are not.
It declares that the increased rates
will fall primarily upon the commod
ities of daily necessity; that they will
seriously disturb trade relations, caus
ing loss to shippers and the consuming
public, and that the increased tax, so
far as Texas alone is concerned, will
amount to $2,653,000.
SHIP CHINESE HOME.
New Wool Market Sets Record.
Butto, Mont., Aug. 10. Wool ship
ments at Bakor, a now station on the
St. Paul in Eastern Montana, f&r this
season, amount to 1,000,000 pounds.
The price paid is 18 conts or better,
tho highest average of any market in
Large Party Smuggled Over Mexican
Border Sent to China.
San Francisco, Aug. 11. Eighty
five Chinese for deportation arrived
here today and were put aboard the Si
beria, which sails tomorrow for the
Orient. They were brought here from
the Southeast border in a special train
by United States Marshals Daniels, of
Tuscon; Smith, of Albuquerque, and
Warden, of the Northern district of
Nine Chinese from Texas were
among the 18 recently discovered in a
sealed boxcar. The immigration agent
at El Paso became suspicious of the
car and, upon having it opened, found
the 18 Chinese. They had provided
themselves with a cask of water and
food sufficient to last for a week or
two. The Chinese arriving today en
tered Mexico through the port of Sa
lina Cruz, direct from the Orient.
Bisbee, Ariz., Again Swept by Down
pour of Water.
Bisbee, Ariz., Aug. 11. For the
second time within a week tho Bisbee
postofiice was put out of commission
today by a cloudburst. At about tho
same hour in the day as before a heavy
rain came up and, when a cloud burst
over Mule mountain, tons of rock and
dirt slid into the postofiice, piling
nearly ten feet high. The office wa3
also flooded with mud and silt.
The general delivery section wa3
destroyed. The stamps and money
were saved, being carried to a place of
safety as soon as the flood grew threat
ening. A large force of men with a
steam shovel is at work on the debris
Raise Insurance Rates.
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 11. Word
was received here this afternoon that
tho Canadian Firq Underwriters' asso
ciation today in Toronto considered
seriously tho situation arising out of
tho $3,000,000 losses sustained at the
Fqrnie firo and increased rates were
decided upon. Partly for this reason
and partly because tho association re
garded existing rates on grain in ele
vators in tho Western provinces too
low, it was decided to increase tho
rates 33 per cent on that class of insurance.
Main Grove of Big Trees Safe.
Stockton, Cal., Aug. 11. Tho big
forest fire which has been raging along;
the south fork of tho Stanislaus river
for over a week is reported today to
have reached the south grove . of tho
famous Calaveras big trees. Reports
from tho Bceno of tho conflagration are
meagre, as telephone linos aro out of
order. A brief message oaid today :
"Tho fire is still burning and reached
the south grove yesterday aftornoon.
Tho main grove ia Bafo."
Chicago Gains 20,700.
Chicago, Aug. 11. An increaao of
20,700 aince last year gives 2,425,000
aa the population of Chicago, estimat
ed by tho Chicago D:rectory company
whose 1908 iasuo ia now ready for dla