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Le, imporlant but Not Loss Inter.
OuUldo tho Stato.
Thnmas A. Edison is at present tour-
t ,.t fires aro burning In Canada
J . office building coating
JSU to bo erected in Chicago.
American battleships Mnino and
.lTl left Port Said for Na-
...t nrft near Lob Angeles con
,M "'r w damage. One town
i,.ikon wiped out.
Four troops of cavalry, together with
.5? If that vicinity, aro fighting
rofi;;RnCarSturgi, S. D.
i hurricane swept lurKs Minna,
tj.ifj.h West Indies, iitmroying mo
ilal and killing many people
.rntnmcntS bIjow that tho
(io! ra situation in St. Petersburg and
throughout Hussin is much worse.
m.. .imlipr of unemployed in Lon-
feu strikingly illustrated when
3 000 men surrounded a hospital which
y advertised for a porter ut $i.GO o
Teek nd mcais,
i r& investigation of tho Pull-
..t,mnanv. its achedulo of rates ond
imllcRcd discriminations, is to bo
Bid by the Intestate Commerco com-
nitsion at uucago,
The Pacific fleet has left Honolulu
The battleship fleet has arrived at
Albany, West Australia.
Rassia was almost united in tho col
cbration of Tolstoi's 80th birthday.
firnt Britain has lust launched a
Uttlcship larger than the DreaUnnught
Germany will reject tho noto on Mo
rocco and relations with Franco arc
H. B. Miller, American consul geno
nl at Yokohama, is on his way homo
for a vacation.
A forest firo is raging in tho valloy
vntof Laa AniroleB and several smnll
term arc threatened.
In a suit against tho Standard Oil in
KtwYork the company ha8 been order
ed to produce letters containing ovi
iatt of bribery.
The extra session of tho Iowa legis
lature has adjourned to meet November
21, when aonother effort will bo made
to elect a United States senator.
Governor Hanky, of Indiana, charg-
J it., t.ii it.. i t i... nr
n uic muiuiiujiuiin ncnuui uvuiu 9 -.11
for addressing n graduating class last
June. The fact has just become public
through the auditing of tho bill.
A Los Angeles tircacher 70 vcari
H has just married a woman of 31.
Kanm City negroes fear a race
wr. and are arming for the conflict
unld it come.
A rumor nf nt1 nMnmnt in aUnnt
PtMidtnt Roosevelt is found to be
Methodists of ltllnni
" the fifflit aitainst the reflection
f Unnon to congress.
A New Yurk 111:111 has rrmimif red
"Hide because the anti-betting law
vt away his business.
Several nil UhI. t T ...I..MI.
. . w., iitlliva ill lCUU VI1IC,
wo, made a spectacular blaze, be
causing considerable loss to
Fort Riley, Kan., troops arc out on
' practice march of 1:10 miles. When
5 out inarching, the column
almost five miles long.
A woman in .
Re L i''-0"e , ,,6?fs in Chicago,
ton n driving is given, as the rea
and the driver has been arrested.
A crank wUn ii(nt ml 4 h . 11..
pident has been sent to an asy
t e JjC cla""ed lave located all
Kooi!"1.1 ,n. Bos,on' aml wanted
C'octurthir haVC 10'00
ithn?,? n.'n? lms rmhoi n million
Alife,0V-,Jms bK" task
'"Pply, ",ul hn nmplb food
iaDcCoLlal l,oncll0r capturod by
teived, mi,Ia,n of the treatment re-
tho EngHsh hop
'"ported. hully lli"B0d "as first
,0'ftahnka,!!rn,nn n,1,lltIoni of U'8
tiico jail. ' COlo,,y iu th0 BnD 1?tan'
Tb0 it 5 da"'"eo dono
lec,l or 255LS!ntOB "ri"y ,B badlyin
y dlrtrib ?" llow that aoroplanos
'.r 'ff iiH1"". wns 11,0 fir8t
,lfikca on i,, a'0 iv',0 0 woro no
8aaPr San "inclsco.
ana eo ho,ftUh nthnrltlOH have
5? cr 5nrno' 10080 12 "ts Il1
?bJct tn . n'!'0co for thorn. Thn
bIo r,lL , "00 lf thoy contract bu-
A8K NO MORE PEN8IONS.
Grand Army Votes to Suspond Ap
iooib 10 uongross.
Toledo, O., Sept. 8,Not for three
years will the Grand Army of th
..,...w..w ..on. wiiKicsu ior uirtlicr re
nci measures. It appeared to be th
Pflllqpllsna nt nnlnU.. -t .1. .
w. w.ii,un ui me icnucrs
that too much hammering for pension
bills and relief measures might soon
create an undignified impression in
tlic minds of congressmen and rnfli.i.
discredit on the civil war veterans at
the time in their lives when they
would need the most assistance nt Mm
hands of the nation they helped to
Another way will be sought by tin
veterans to get before congress thosi
bits of Icglslati6n which they feel can
not wait. The attention of the G. A
is. ucicgaics was called by Kate
nrownlcss Sherwood to the statin of
the pending widows' pension bill, in
which at present it is required that
applicants shall have been married
number of years prior to the present
date. She asks that the bill may be
altered to allow the cliinhilitv nl
those who marry up to the date of
the passage of the bill and that th
matter may be placed in the hands of
tlie pension agents. The same plan
may be used with regard to the
amendment to the service pension
At the wish of General I. R. Sh
wood ins Uollar-a-dnv ucnsnn hill
was not brought tin for constdernti'nn
and a resolution asking congress to
pay cx-prisoncrs 01 war S2 a day pen
sion was laid over.
After the installation nf tlie nru.lv
elected national officers, the G. A. H.
delegates decided upon Salt Lake
City as the next meeting place by a
vote of 401 to 104 for Washington.
After Salt Lake City had been chosen
for the encampment, Vicc-Comman-dcr-in-Chicf
Scott notified the en
campment that Atlanta would be in
the UcIU tor 1910.
REVEALS DYNAMITE PLOT.
Dotoctlvo Gives Sensational Testimony
at Strike Hearing.
Chester, Pa., Sept. 7. Testimony
given by a detective, who from the
start of the Chester trolley strike
posed as a street peddler and said he
had wormed his way into the confi
dence of the union leaders, was to the
effect that he had received from their
lips the confession of a conspiracy to
dynamite and destroy street railway
property. The testimony caused a
sensation at the hearing of Patrick J.
Shea, vice-president and national or
ganizer, of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Street and Electric Railway
hmnloycs: William Stockhart. presi
dent of the Chester division, and 13
strikers arraigned before Justice of
the Peace Williamson, at Media, the
1 lie 15 defendants were held under
$2 000 bail for court.. The testimony
of the detective made out the prima
facie case against the accused men.
Chlnrt Sets Trouble? Brewing Over
Chentao Boundary Dispute.
Pckin, Sept. 8. Contrary to her
agreement to maintain the status quo
pending a settlement of the Chentao
boundary dispute with China, Japan
has recently done a number of things
in this territory which arouses the
apprehension of the Pckin govern
mcnt. She has occupied the residence
Imildinus recently completed at Yen-
clti Ting in the disputed district; she
has brought into this town a joint
civil and military commander and
1,030 gendarmes and she is procccd-
ng with the organization ot tlie ex
sting system for the government of
the Corcan population. China lias
protested to Tokio and to the Jap
anese diplomatic representative iierc.
nit with no result whatever, inc ar
rival of a battery of Japanese held
guns near the border has renewed the
fears of China that Japan proposes to
precipitate some action.
Four Hundred Panic Stricken.
New York, Sept. 8. Four hundred
young women milliners, employed on
the upper floors of a 12-story build
ing at 052 Hrondway, became panic
stricken when a fire on the fifth floor
filled the sta rwnvs so full of sinoKe
that they were impassable. All the
girls were taken from the building
without serious injury and the fire
was extinguished with a loss of $ono,-
000. Screaming with frignt, uic gins
first attempted to find an exit by the
stairs, but they were stopped by the
smoke at the seventh floor. A num
ber of them were slightly injured.
Three. Bankers Indicted.
San Francisco. Sent. 8. After sev
eral days of intermittent investigation
into the affairs ot the ucttinci iunrci
street hank, the grand jury has rc-
urncd indictments against A.
el. president of the bank; W. H
XT-it. . Iinniir cnclllfr mill (IirCCtOr.
and L. II. Haven, the cashier who suc
ceeded Nasji. The indictments charge
the return of a falc report to me
).mk commissioners. Martci, wasu
and Havens are held under $io,umi
onds in each case,
Rain Ruins English Hops.
Mt,Unn,. TCncr. Sent. B. TllC CX-
cessivcly wet weather, accompanied
by a high wind, has completely ruined
a large part of the Kentish hop crop.
Thousands of hop-pickers who came
down from London are suffering
acutely. The huts wherein they arc
quartered are flooded ami In many
cues they arc without sufficient food.
wsIri the national capital I
NO POLITICS PERMITTED,
Government Issues Warning to Civil
Washington. Sunt. 19. A tinlnmn
warning has been issued by tho civil
uurvico commission to the army of gov
ernment employes in this city and
elflowhcre. ncninRfc airloaf.Tinir,,- t,,.!-
ii.aJ. J f t . , . 11
yuiit. iur uncio aam in order to in
dulgo in tho game of politics.
It scema that in past campaigns it
has been the practico of many govern
ment omcinis and clerics to resign so
that theV mnv run fnr nffinn In thn I..
homo communities, or otherwise be
come actively emrflOV.d in nnHftnnl
i n n - --- 1 ' - "
WOfK. to UO rninntntari nfto nlnntlnr,
uy, ir tho old job still appeals to
them. This year there will bo no re
instatement, says tho commission. The
orucr ia as lollows:
"Tho commission desires to inform
acn Of tho department and imlonnnrl
ent executive officers of its attitude
toward employes in tho classified ser-
Vico Who resign to lineomn pnnr1(rlfita
for office or to engage in active polit
ical worn and who afterward seek re
Inasmuch an thn innnnnrn nf n oar.
tlficato is discretionary with tho com
mission, no certificate will bo issued in
any case where the party seeking re
instatement resigned with a view of
running for office or indulging in polit
ical activity wnich would be prohibited
if he had remained in thn Rorvirn. ntul
afterward, having failed in his enndi.
dacy, or having indulged in contem
plated political activity, seeks rein
NAVAL CRITICS REBUFFED.
Roosevelt Promptly Approves Plans
for Now Battleships.
Washington. Scot. 8, P resident
Roosevelt has approved the nlans of
the proposed new battlcshios Florida
and Utah, which were authorized at
the last .session of congress. In the
.. f ! ?...r. . . .
tuurac 01 ins examination nc sougm
tlie advice of Commander Sims and
Lieutenant - Commander Albert L.
Key, who entertained what are re
garded as radical opinions respecting
naval construction and who frankly
criticised some of the features of the
new ships. The prompt approval by
the president o fthc plans is taken to
indicate that he was not deeply im
pressed with the arguments of the
It is expected that advertisements
for bids for construction of the Utah
will be published in a few days. That
vessel is to be constructed at a pri
vate shipyard, while the rlonda is to
be built at the Brooklyn navy-yard.
Fewer Japs Come.
Washington, Sept 11. According to
official figures made public by Secre
tary of Commerce and Labor Straus
today, tho tide of immigration from
Japan has been checked until now it is
but one third of what it was a year
ago. Japanese immigration for the
fiscal year 1907 was 30,000, including
the Japanese who went to Honolulu.
For the fiscal year ending Juno 30,
1908, immigration from Japan was 18,-
000, of which 9,500 came to the main
land of tho United States. The bureau
of immigration has estimated that 5,
718 Japanese left the United States for
Japan and other countries, leaving the
net increase for the year but ,00.
Of that increaso but 15 per cent are
Parker Is Not in Race.
Washington. Sent 11. Before leav
ing for New York today, Judge Alton
H. I'nrkor took cognizance of a report
that ho would bo willing to make tho
race for governor of tho stato 01 JNew
York at tho annroaching election, and
said in so many words that he was not
so inclined. Judge Parker Baid: "I
am not willing to run for governor of
Now York. I do not feel that tho sit
uation and the question sustained mo
in saying more than it is my desire to
never again hold public office. My
friends, I felt, would understand tnac
said precisely what 1 meant, and my
answer was intended 10 lniorm tnem
and no one else."
Roosevelt Orders Appeal.
Ovstor Bav. N. Y.. Sent. 12. While
Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte
was in conference with President
Roosevelt, tho report of the decision
rondered in Philadelphia today by tho
TTnirnrl Rtntos Circuit court, that the
commodities clauso of tho Hepburn
railroad act is unconstitutional was
convoyed to tho president's homo by
thn Associated Press. The president
and Mr. Bonaparte, after a discussion,
came to a conclusion tnnt tno depart
ment of Justice should take an appeal.
Mr. Hnnnnarto would say nothing
about what tho president had said in
igard to tho decision.
Takahlra's Visit Explained.
Washington. Sent. 10.- the recent
lairs nf the lanaiiesc ambassador,
Baron Takahira, to President Roose-
elt at Oyster Hay and to secretary
Root at Clinton, it is otticiauy smieci,
has no bearing on the question of
Chinese-American alliance, nor were
they for the purpose of discussing the
presence of the Atlantic fleet 111
Asiatic waters. Acting Secretary of
State Adec said last night that the
Japanese ambassador s visits were en
"Want Ads" Got Rocrutts.
Washington, Sept. 0. "Want" ad-
vortiHOinonts navo noon lounu huiiuui
by tho navy department in its rocruit
ing work, and horoaftor most of tho
money availablo for that purposo will
bo spout in that olass of advertising la
proferonco to tho display forms.
POLYGAMISrS ShUT OUT.
Secretary Straus Approves Action on
Washington, Sept. 0. Secretary
Straus yesterday approved the action
of tho local immigration officials at
Boston in tbo so-called Mormon cases,
wherein a number of immigrants wore
held up on tho allegation of entering
tho country in violation of law. Mr.
Straus said that tho two cases of ex
clusion wcro on tho grounds, as to one,
f admission of belief in polygamy, and
an to tho other, of physical and other
reasons. A number of other cases havo
been held up for further investigation.
Lively interest has boon taken in
these cases, on account of the question
of Monnonisrn, but Mr. Straus said that
the decision in all of tliom was wholly
regardless of tho question of Mormon
religion; that tho question of polygamy
was ono specifically provided for by
law, and that his action in tho matter
followed tho plain provisions of tho
Senator Smoot had a conference with
the secretary on tho subject, and Sen
ator Sutherland and Governor Cutler,
of Utah, iavo telegraphed to tho de
partment, expressing their views and
desire for tho treatment of tha immi
grants without regard to tho religion
TEST NEW WOODS.
Government May Introduce New Zea
land Forest Trees.
Washington, Sept. 10. Far-off New
Zealand is the latest country to which
forest experts have turned in seeking
substitutes for the valuable American
woods used by the furniture, cooper
age, implement and similar wood
Manufacturers in this country have
been facing a constantly decreasing
supply of available hardwood timber
for a number of years, and the time is
already at hand when efforts must be
made to look to the preservation of
the American species most in demand,
and to scour foreign lands for trees
which may prove valuable as substitutes.
Seven different New Zealand hard
wood trees have just been nut through
a scries of tests by the United States
lorest service in co-operation with the
university of California in the timber
testing laboratory at Berkeley. The
trees showed up remarkably well in
comparison with white oak, which is
one of the strongest woods in the
United Mates, developing under test
when in an air dry condition a enisli
ng strength of 8500 pounds per square
nch, and a bending strength of 13.100
pounds per square inch.
Swinburne May Look for Aeon.
Washington. Scot. 8. Instructions
have been sent from the navy depart
ment to Admiral Charles Swinburne,
in command of the Pacific fleet at
Honolulu, to keep a lookout for the
ontish steamer Aeon, which has not
been heard from for weeks. On
board the vessel are the family of
Chaolain Bower R. Patrick. U. S. N..
and Mrs. William K. Riddle, wife of
Lieutenant Riddle, also of the navy.
The Aeon left San Francisco July 0
tor samoa, where she is long over
due. Since the Pacific squadron on
its departure from Hawaii will pro
ceed to Samoa, it is thought that the
distressed ship may possibly be
Nothing Doing for Kathleen.
Washington, Sept. 8. Miss Kath
ccn M. Roosevelt Cronin, the woman
who called at the white house last
week and demanded admis'sion on the
ground that she was a long-lost
daughter of the president, has been
sent to St. Elizabeth's asylum. She
protested against being sent ro the in
stitution, declaring that "her father,"
President Roosevelt, would have the
court officials punished. The woman
appeared at the white house and told
policeman that she wanted Mrs.
Roosevelt to vacate her room at once.
She said she was 37 years old and
came from San Francisco. She ad
mitted having been tried for insanity
Another Successful Flight.
Washington, Sept. 10. At Fort
Meyer yesterday Orville Wright made
the two greatest aeroplane flights
ever made in public in this country,
remaining in the air for more than
eleven minutes on his first flight and
for nearly eight minutes on his second
flight. There was apparently no rea
son why the flights could not have
been of longer duration, as the aviator
landed the last time because of the
approaching darkness. Throughout
both flights Mr. Wright apparently
had tlie machine under perfect con
trol, rising at times to 00 feet and
making sharp turns.
Cuts His Vacation Short.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sopt. 9 Presi
dent Itoosovolt's vacation, according to
prosont plans, will como to an ond Sop-
oinbor 22, whon tho chiof oxocutivo
and his family will depart from Saga
more IIil to tako up their ros'ulonco in
tho White- llouso, Washington, for tho
coming wintor and spring. With the
eloso of tho prosont vacation of tlio
prosidont Oystor Bay will coaso to bo
known as tho sununor capital of the
Double Park Guard.
Washington, Sopt. 9. Provision Is
boing niado nt tho war department to
Increaso tho garrison at Yollowstono
National park. It is proposed to double
tho force. Tho recent holdup by n lone
highwayman of sovon tourist coaches
with 120 passengers calls attention to
tho necessity of a more thorough super
vision of tho park procinots.
RAWHIDE IS BURNED.
Nevada Mining Town Almost Wiped
Out by Conflagration.
Rawhide, Ncv., Sept. 7. A fire that
started Friday in Dr, Garner's office,
a vcruauie nrctrap, spread with lightning-like
rapidity and, despite the vig
orous efforts of the fire department
and COO miner volunteers, eight
blocks, comprising all the business
section of the town, were a mass of
names. Ihc firc-fightcrs soon discov
ered their efforts were of no avail
against the fire, so they began dyna
miting adjacent buildings. Over a
ton and a half of dynamite was used.
At 11 o'clock the total area was a
mass of ashes and smoldering embers.
Among the first buildings to go was
Collins' hardware store, which con
tained two tons of dynamite, which
exploded with terrific force, hurling
burning planks and boards a great
distance and setting fire to numerous
buildings simultaneously. This ca
tastrophe led the firemen to fight the
flames with dynamite, which prompt
action saved the outlying portions of
the town. A strong wind was blow
ing, which swept the flames south
ward across Rawhide avenue and east
across Nevada street.
The buildings destroyed will alone
result in a financial loss of $750,000,
i 1. rr . . e
wiwi no insurance, ine contents ot
the buildings are a complete loss and
will swell the total to considerable
more. Many, people were slightly in
jured by flying debris, but none are
reported seriously hurt.
Many acts of heroism were enacted
and were it not for the cool-headed
ones among the fire-fighters several
fatalities would have resulted. Fren
zied men. whose fortunes were going
up in flame, rushed madly forward in
their attempts to save their belong
ings, and would have perished had
not restraining hands detained them.
LAND GRANT SUIT BEGUN.
Government Seeks Return of Tracts
Given to Railroad.
Portland, Sept. 7. Suit by the
United States to cancel the Oregon &
California land grants has been filed
in the United States court for the
district of Oregon. The government
asks for the forfeiture of all lands in
cluded in the two grants to the de
fendant railroad company, valued at
$40,000,000. If this relief is denied,
plaintiff requests the appointment of a
receiver to take charge of all unsold
lands, included m the grants, and the
disposition of the same under the re
ceivership in tracts not exceeding 100
acres to each purchaser and for a
consideration not exceeding $2.50 an
acre. If this petition is rejected, the
plaintiff asks for a mandatory injunc
tion requiring the defendant corpora
tion to sell all of the unsold lands re
maining in the grants in quantities of
not more than 160 acres each and at
a price not exceeding $2.50 an acre.
It is also asked by the government
that the defendant company be re
strained from asserting any further
claim "to the land, making any further
sales of the property or trespassing
thereon. An accounting also. is asked
from the railroad company to the
government for all money realized by
the defendant company from its sales
of the lands.
ARMY BROADENS OUT
Aeroplane Fleet Is Planned as
Addition to War Equipment
ASK CONGRESS FOR THE MONEY
Gensral Allan Certain That Lawmak
ers Wjll Be Liberal Toward
FIGHT WITH JAPANESE.
Men From British Cruiser Stand Oft
Shanghai, Sent. 7. Outnumbered
ten to one, bluejackets from a British
cruiser in this port put up a desperate
battle with Japanese non-commTs-sioned
men and a motley Japanese
mob, until the police broke up the
fight by the free use of revolvers, fir
ing repeatedly into the mob. Many
Japanese civilians were wounded, but
were carried away by their com
panions. The fight started over the arrest of
a Japanese officer for a particularly
atrocious assault upon a low-class
European woman, which was resented
by the English jackies. A well-organized
riot came simultaneously with
the publication of a letter from the
Japanese consul-general to the mu
nicipal council, which was of a highly
recriminatory and incendiary charac
ter, and defended the ruffianism of
his own people and the failure of his
court to assist in maintaining order.
The feeling between the British and
the Japanese is intense, and further
outbreaks arc feared.
Sails From Melbourne.
Melbourne. Sept. 7. Punctually at
8 o'clock Saturday evening the Con
necticut, flagship of Rear-Admiral
Sperry, commander-in-chief of the
American Atlantic fleet, weighed an
chor and pointed her prow down the
bay. With clock-like precision 14
others of the white-hulled craft fol
lowed in her wake and began the
cruise to Albany, West Australia.
The New Jersey remained in the har
bor to convey the American mail,
which is expected shortly, to the fleet.
As the vessels passed down the bay
many salutes were fired.
Phosphate Found on Pacific Isle.
San Francisco, Sept. 7. Two com
missioners of the French government,
Albert Bonnet de Meziere and John
Stephens, are in this city on their re
turn from the exploration of an island
in the Pieumotu group, near Tahiti,
which is-said to be enormously rich in
phosphates, rivalling the deposits
owned by the British on Christmas
island. They will go to Paris and
return with sufficient capital to begin
the work of developing.
Japanese Town Burns.
Tokio, Sept. 7. Fifteen thousand
people are homeless as the result of
a fire which almost entirely destroyed
the city of Niigata, 18 miles north
west of here. It is estimated that
5,000 buildings were destroyed. The
town has a population of 40,000. The
government has been asked for aid
and tents are being supplied. Food
depots will be opened at once. So far
as is known no lives were lost.
Washington, Sept. 8. Should tho
tests of the Wright brothers' aeroplane
provo successful, it is probablo that
within one year tho war department
will havo a fleet of aeroplanes as well
as a fleet of dirgiblos as an adjunct
for military warfare. Brigadier-Gen
eral Alien, chief of tho signal corps,
believes congress will ho Hhfir.il 5n it.s
appropriations if tho tests nro a suc-
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KKaa. it. xuii rupurs 01 ooin mo uirgioio
and aeroplane tests will ,be got ready
for submission when the $1,000,000 an-
propriation for aeronautics comes up
It is now fullv realized hv nrmv
officers that thn "Unitfiil Stntna is far
behind other countries in aeronautics.
hilc demonstrations havo beqn mado
abroad that air craft are an absoluto
necessity in future warfare, no stena
have been taken here, and army ex
perts are now anxious to make up for
lost time by auicklv assembling nn
When, on September 27. 1907. it urn ft
announced that the war department
would buy a dirgiblo balloon and an
aoroplane, some persons believed tho
plan would never materialize. Only sev
eral army officers who 'knew of tho
future plans realized that an effort was
to bo made to establish an aerial fleet
for the United States government.
It is said at Fort Myers that Secre
tary of War Wright has approved tho
request of Brigadier-General Allen that
Captain Thomas S. Baldwin, whn snlrl
dirgible No. 1 to the army, bo hired
to supervise tho transportation and ex
hibition of the airsh in and thn livdrn.
gen plant, which Cantain Baldwin nlsn
supplied to the government, to the mil
itary exposition at at. Joseph, Mo.,
which begins on September 21.
From St. Joseph the dirgible will bo
taken to tho Aeronautical and Signal
Corps school at Fort Leavenworth, in
command of Major Russell, and on tbo
completion of the modern balloon
house at Fort Omaha, about the middle
of next October, it will be taken thero
FIRE IN MINNESOTA.
Several Small Towns Are Threatened
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 8. The Mesaba
range tonight is threatened with a new
outbreak of the fire which swept away
Chisholm Saturday and wiped out thou
sands of acres of standing timber.
After a day of quiet the flames, which
died down Sunday, were fanned into
renewed fury again yesterday, and aro
sweeping on toward Hibbing, Buhl and
Nashwauk from tho south.
Snowball, 100 inhabitants, was des
stroyed yesterday afternoon by a fire
that came upon it suddenly. The peo
plo had no opportunity to fight tho
flames, and fled in terror. Snowball is
about two miles from Nashwauk.
Brooklyn, a small suburb of Hibbing,
is threatened by fire. Buhl and Nash
wauk, which were threatened with de
struction Saturday, aro again in dan
frer. Tho citizens are fighting tbo
flames desperately. Aurora is sur
rounded by fires and the citizens' aro
Mitchell, a small town about ono milo
south of Hibbing, was threatened with
destruction all day yesterday, and was
saved only by tho efforts of the in
habitants and tho employes of the Du
luth, Mesaba & Northern railroad,
wuoso roundhouso is situated thero.
Soveral hundred men aro still guarding
tho place. Tho pine timber which sur
rounds Mitchell has been almost all
Between Nashwauk and Hibbing, a
region 22 miles long, the forests aro
ono continuous front of flamos. From
Hibbing it is an appalling sight, and
big clouds of smoke havo been pouring
over tlie threatened city all day, hiding
May Arbitrate Dispute.
Providonco, It. I., Sopt, 8 Thero is
a possibility that arbitration may bo
called upon to end tho troubles of tho
local strcot railways and their em
ployes, which threaten to precipitate a
gonoral strike on tho trollov lines op
orated by tho Now York, New Haven
& Hartford railroad 'in throo states.
Should such a striko bo ordorod, no
less than 32,000 men would bo involved.
Tho whole troublo nroso over tho dis
charge of 54 men omployod by tho local
company. Tho company officials de
elaro that tho action was duo entirely
to a breach of discipline
Doomed to Die as Rebel,
San Francisco, Sopt. 8. Passengers
on tho stonmor City of Sydney, which
arrived hero yestorday from Panama
and Contrnl American portsi brought
tho nows that Captain Loo Cannon, a
graduato of Cornell, who is said to bo
ono of tho leaders in tho Honduras
revolution, was capturod and has beqit
sentonced to death. According to tho
reports hoard by tlio passengors, Can
non killed 15 men in his last tjtand, but
was finally capturod,
Fertilizer Plant Burns.
Chicago, Sopt. 8 Tho wool houso
and fertilizer plant of Armour & Co!,
in tho Union stockyards, woro dostroyod
by firo Inst night.. Tho buildings woro
fivo stories high, built of brick, and
covering tho ontiro blook. Tho firo
was the first in the stockyards In sovon
years, and attracted an immonse crowd
of spectators, Loss, $500,000.