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    THf WEATHER.
f Tonght and - Friday,
partly cloudy. showers;
southeasterly winds.
VOL; -I.:' . NO.195. .
PORTLAKD OREGON, TITiniSdAY EVENING, OCTOBER 23. 1902:
PRICE EIVE ' CENTS.
OUTSIDE
All Union Miners Are
Barted."
RUNERS SENT AWAY
That Was True at Scranton, But
Thousands v Are Taken
Elsewhere
8CRANTON, Pa., Oct. 2.-Locked
, cntes and sign which read, "No union
- man wanted." greeted 260 strikers who
applied for work at the People's Coal
Company colliery this morning. These
men had 'formerly been employed there
and the feeling is very bitter toward Man
ager Crawford, who is the author of the
statement. Seme of these miners' din
ner palls were filled with the last morsels
of food to be found In their homes and
they have wives and little ones, who will
go susperlesa to bed tonight unless aid
Is given them from another source.
The disappointment was -great and the
men returned to their homes cursing their
former employers.
REFUSED ADMISSION.
TAMAQ.UA, Pa., Oct 23. When the
striking miners reported for work, in the
Panther Creek VsiJey this morning they
were met tjy armed deputies who warned
thnas away from the works. When the
men asked why this course was being
pursued they were told by the operators
that the latter did not propose to let
Mitchell dictate when they should open
their" mines. They anticipated, they said,
petty strikes and troubles later on and
did not Intend to recognise that Mitchell
had power over them. "When we are
ready to open our mines men will be
hired, and not until then," is the state
ment tbey make.
The greatest Indignation followed this
announcement and the men will seek
work In another locality.
PLENTY OF WORK.
" hundred and fifteen thousand" men re
ported for work this morning, and much
the larger percentage received Immediate
employment. Some of the managers took
only such men as could be used today,
as many of the shafts are not yet ready
for the resumption of active mining.
The loss occasioned by the cessation of
labor has been great and in many places
a full week will be required to, repair
damages.
One thing that is apparent Is causing
the hearts of the miners to rejoice. There
Is more work than there are men to do It.
This condition Is not literally true today,
but it will be by the beginning of the
coming week. Miners who left the dis
trict early in the -strike are reported to
be coming back in large numbers and
will readily obtain employment.
The only men not sure of work are the
engineers and firemen, but these are be
ing offered other -employment for- the
present and there is small danger of
want. When vacancies occur they will
be filled from among the old men.
The present outlook is that within two
weeks conditions will adjust themselves
and there will be no idle men.
PREPARATION WORK.
WILKESBARRE Pa , Oct. 23.-The day
before the official resumption of wo'rlt in
the coal fields was filled to the brim wltn
preparation for the bringing up of coaL
Despite the fact that thousands of men
reported for work -tinder thw special dis
pensation granted to those who were
needed to prepare the mines and coal
roads for active mining, some of the
mines at an early hour this morning
were still unfit to be worked. In these
only those who could be used to advan
tage were sent, but places were found for
many more In order that- the starving
might be fed and those who were In ac
tual need cared for. Those In charge ol
the work In many sections are showing
their generosity along this line and It is
being warmly appreciated by the strik
ers. CHICAGO TAKES HAND.
CHICAGO. Oct. 23. Within a fees
hours every member of the International
Association of Stationery Engineers and
Firemen will have been ordered by Na
. . at0L1T - - j-
hamdle a single pound of anthracite coal
Until every member of the organization
affected by the strike in the anthracite
region Is reinstated In his former posi
tion on the same basis with other mem
bers of the recent striking force. Un
less this matter is adjusted at once It will
Beriously cripple all manufacturing and
gas plants, ..... - -.-
FIRST ACCIDENT.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Oct. 23. During the
- worker reopening the shaft of the Alaska
this morning an explosion of gas occurred
and seriously 'injured Robert Mochen and
Aaron Prehert The . men were blown out
of the 'tufntet. - fW ethers stlulat;:
prisoned behind the debris. "'
GENERAL WORK.
SeRANTON, Par, Oct 23. With the
. exception of the Peaple's Colliery Inci
dent there was a general resumption of
work here today.-: .
, TWO-THIRDS OPENED.
-SHAMOKINv- Oct f.-Two-thtrds of
the collieries of this district were opened
this morning;. But few engineers or fire
men were taken on again.
( DELAY AT HAZELTON.
HAZBLTON. Pa., Oct. JJ. Only a few
collieries JieVe have resumed. ; The jopr
fa tors demanded agreements not to !''
terfsre with nan-union men end to abid
by ; the arbitration , decision. This wa
refused. 'There is great dissatisfaction.
There will be many mass meetings to-
night. , . ., ;
USE CARBONADO
Coal From Washington Goes tc
San Francisco.
' ' (Journal Special Berrlee.)
-TAWMA.Oct-;-Ths'-Boijthera Pa
cific has ordered the re-opening of the
Carbonado coal mines SO miles from Ta
coma. Work will be commenced In No
vember. Twenty five thousand tons of
locomotive coal will be Slipped monthly
to' San Francisoo. It Is understood oil
is not proving satisfactpry on the pas
senger locomotives, which will again use
coal. Prior to ten months ago, the rail
road bad used Carbonado coal for 22
years. .
STORT DENIED HERB.
A prominent local official of the South
ern Factflo states that there Is nothing in
the above dispatch, as the oil burning
engines have proven entirely satisfac
tory, and are, much better than the coal
engines.. "The Oregon division will sub
stitute oil engines for the coal ones with
in the next twt. months," said Division
Superintendent Fields.
SWAYNE
IS SAFE
Mullah Did Not Molest
Retreat.
PEACE IS NOT YET
Troops From India Are Still Reeded
to Quell the Somaliland
....... Revolt.
LONDON, Oct. 23 The Foreign Office
today received a dispatch from General
Manning, who was sent to relieve
Swayne, The communication was dated
Berbers, Somaliland, and says that
Swayne has reached 4Bohottle in safety
His force was not attacked during the
retreat. In his present quarters he Is
well protected and the situation la sat
istactory. The dispatch, however, does
not say to cancel the order to send
Punjab troops from India to aid In quell
ing the mutiny.
The situation Is known to be still critical
and the Aden detachment will be moved
forward against the Mullah today.
NEED STRONG FORCE.
LONDON. Oct. 23. It Is believed here
that a. whole brigade of troops will be
required to put the mad Mullah) and his
followers out of the way of har$i doing.
REVOLT IS OVER.
San Domfngan Rebels Have Been
-' Routed.
SAN DOMINGO, Oct. 23. The revolu
'tlon"was ended here today by " fhe defeat
of the insprgent army after a battle of
several hours' duration, with heavy losses
on each side. General Navarro, leader of
the revolutionary forces, has been cap
tured and is now a prisoner In the hands
of the Government forces. This, it is be
lieved, clears the entire island of rebels,
and a peace has been or will be restored
within a short time. The defeat was a
crushing one and there is small possibility
of the rebels recovering.
SPAIN REPRESENTED.
WASHINGTON, Oct, 23. At the temp
orary White House this morning President
Roosevelt received the new Spanish
Minister, Don Emllio de Ojeda. Secretary
Hay Introduced the officials and the usual
speeches were, exchanges.
FIVE YEAR SENTENCE
LONDON, Oct. 23. Five years in prison
Is the sentence that must be served out
by Lawrence Crelg, who was this morn
ing found guilty of defrauding the Car
negie Steel Company of 325,000.
a-- - -
CLOUGH RECALLED.
ST. PAUL, Oct. 23. Vice-President
Clough of the Northern Securities com
pany wag recalled to the witness stand
in the merger suit today and gave routine
evidence.
Financial Strength. Absolute security
Is the paramount consideration In
any financial contract If ' la esRe
ciay so In "a contract of life as
surance, which may return for many
years Into the future. A life assurance
company, more than 'any other Institu
tion, demands that Its guardians shall
protect It, notonly against probable, but
agalnsf every possible danger. ' From the
'teg-inning the aim of the management of
the Equitable Life has been to make the
society, not only safe and secure beyond
alt iwradvanture. btit-sr tower-ef -Strength
in tbe community during period of finan
cial dnnlrtp snrt disss-"
ENEMIES -OF
STATE
Opponents of Irrigation
so Described
A C0L0SSM1IATTER
Congressman Says Oregon Most
Reclaim Her Deserts Before
Becoming Great.
"There are approximately 6.000,-
000 acres of arid land In Oregon,
worth, say, SO cents an' acre, or a
total of $2,500,000.
"If this land wers Irrigated, It
would be worth at least $20 an acre,
or a total of f 100,000,000.
"The question of Irrigation Is by
far the most Important question In
Oregon today. It Is a matter, an
Issue which Is greater than, any
man, greater than any party. It is
a movement that can add tens of
millions of dollars to the assessable
property values of this state, and
1 tell you that Greater. Portland
will follow In the wake of a de
velopment of the country tributary
to it, and will come In no other
way."
This uncompromising declaration was
made to a Journal representative by Con
gressman J. H. Williamson this morning,
Mr. Williamson Is In the city partly on
business connected with the State Irri
gation Association, before a meeting of
which he Is to deliver an address October
18.
"There are many people," said Mr. Wil
liamson, "who have not realized the mag
nitude of this subject, and there are.
moreover, many powerful interests which
are more or less openly arrayed against It.
To convey 'my meaning more clearly:
Matiy private Irrigation companies have
applied to the Interior Department, to
take up arid land under the Carey law
Thesft companies obtain the land at a
nominal price, and propose, after bringing
water on It to sell it to settlers at a
figure which may be cheap for Jhe land,
but which will return an enormous profit,
nevertheless. These corporations are
naturally opposed to the Government un
dertaking the work of reclaiming the arid
lands for the benefit of the Nation, toward
which end the Irrigation Association will
bend all lis energies.
NO VESTED RIGHTS.
"Under the Carey law, applications
have been filed for some 600,000 acres of
Oregon lands. The Government has not
so far granted a single one of these ap
plications, so there are no vested rights
which can be Interfered with, many re
cent interviews to the contrary. The ap
plications may never be granted, but the
association will proceed to investigate
everything pertaining to irrigation In Ore
gon and Its status under the Carey .law,
with a view of finding out Just where we
are on the whole subject.
"There should be no opposition to this
Irrigation movement. There can be no
successful opposition, and It comes with
poor grace for any man to attempt to
hinder it when It Is considered that upon
the principle of Irrigation depends Very
largely the future development of this
state.
ONE PLAIN EXAMPLE.
"Near my home I- know a man who
bought. 80 acres of . land for 1125. , It was
arid then and worthless; today it pro
duces" J3000' Wdrth "of hralfa annuallyr
Multiply It by the millions of acres In
Eastern Oregon which can feasibly be
brought under Irrigation and yeu have
what can be made out of the state. Wa
ter Is the key to wealth, the government
is willing to bring th&jwater, and a man
who for private gain will stand in the
way of a movement of this colossal Im
portance is an eenmy of the stats and
nothing else. . . .
What this state and city must espe
cially guard against is the danger ef be
coming' a community of middlemen as
opposed to producers. We cannot become
a great manufacturing state or jobbing
center unless we are first surrounded by
tbe primal productive Industries. Irri
gation will bring settlers for the south
and 'east of Oregon. The settlers will
bring agriculture, stock raising and tlyitJ
oiiu, o.iuui ntfe anu liiaepeiroerrt prosper
ity that only agricultural communities
possess."
UNFOUNDED STORY.
WASHINGTON. Oct 28.-It Is an
nounced here today that the story which
gained circulat ion yesterday -that the en
gagement of Miss Alice Roosevelt Was
soon to be announced is wholly without
foundation. . . ...'
KENTUCKY MEDICOS.
Southern Kentucky " Medlcar'XssoclattoTI
began a meeting here today and will con
tinue In session until Saturday. The at
tendance Is large and an Interesting ses
sion is promised.
TUKON CLOSED.
" TACOMA, Octr T--Dawson dtspatohw
say Tukon navigation will close on the
arrival of the four steamers now . en
route from White Horse. The Yukon is
running., full of JbliUl.foni,lelk!rk.fQ
Dawson. Eighty Yukon steenera . ky
gone Into erlnter ouartersj
( ..'.'.
GEL IS
MISSING
Many People Think She
Was5 Murdered,
F MRIOUS CASE
Msy Have Been Lor d to Her Doom
in the TUck Woods fey a
Human Fi nd.
Viola Coltena, has mysteriously disappeared.-
'-.")
Tuesday morning she left her home at
Mansfield for, the South Mount Tabor
School and ' never returned.
The road leads along the edge of the
thick Woods and a several points paths
lead through tbe timber, making short
cuts. ."" ' ' f '
The last cut-off Is through a flat which
Is partially cleared a short distance from
the school house,
August and Fred Bldenstlen, two school
boys of Tabosco. on their way to the
Catholic School at Montavllla. noticed the
girl walking through this wood to the
school at 8:40 a. m.
Jake Fon tell a. another boy, saw the
girl pass his home a few moments before
the Bldenstlen boys came along.
The girl did not show up at school that
day,-- although when last seen she- was
within a block of the building, going in
that direction.
A rumor is current that a couple of
boys who reside at Montavllla claim that
they saw the girl In a side road going
from the school, shortly after 9 o'clock.
Another ' story Is that a boy named
Percy Snyderj claims to have seen the
girl at 4:30 In the afternoon on the way
from school.
STORT AT HER HOME.
' When the home was visited this morn
ing. It was found that Victor Coltena, the
father, was out searching for the girl
and the mother was In Portland to enlist
the services of some friends In the
search. An elder sister "gave out the in
formation that Viola had left for school
on ;TueiaSr'niornInr. h? was vtnWle
best of Bplrlts and had ho trouble of any
kind. The father had been employed in
a brick yard all season. There had been
no previous marriage of either of .the
parents, which would give grounds for
abduction of the child. When she left
home she was clothed In a blue dress
which reached t;vthe lnees, wore a red
Tarn O'Shanter cap, carried an open
wicker lunch basket, and had a small
umbrella with a. blue handle. The girl
was described as follows: Age, 13;
weight, 85 pounds; height, four feet eight
Inches; eyes dark; heavy black hair tied
In. a braid behind and combed up In a
pompadour In front; walked erect.
THE RIGID SEARCH.
Principal Laws of the Mount Tabor
Sohool, stated that the girl had not been
at the sohool this week. That she came
there Monday, but had some difficulty in
Opening the door and went back homA.
This she gave as her excuse for not at
tending; A peculiar thing Is that the
manner of entering the building is
through the basement, which she had
formerly done. Tuesday she did not ap
pear at the school. Late that evening her
parents made inquiries about her. That
night the woods In the locality were
searched by a crowd of people of the
neighborhood. Yesterday Mr. Laws took
20 of his pupils and systematically beat
several sections of the wodds through
which she had passed. Not the slightest
sign .was discovered-.Further, search will
be made today after school. Mr. Laws
stated that there are several deep wells
in the locality, which should be searched,.
AT THE CATHOLIC .SCHOOL.
Inquiry was made at the Catholic
School, w here the girl had attended up
to several weeks ago. The Sister there
was greatly grieved and could throw no
light on the matter. She stated that the
girl was very retiring and obedient.
OSCAR BLAMED
LONDON, Oct. 23. There Is bitter com
plaint here over the decision of King
Oscar, of Sweden and Norway, placing
the blame of the Samoan affair on the
United States and exonerating Germany.
Ample evidence is afforded that blood s
ments about the streets and In the morn
ing papers. However,' it Is believed tha
the decision of the King of Sweden must
have been prompted by some strong mo
tive and that a great deal more light will
be thrown upon the matter later, when
the full facts and complete text of the
decision are made known,
TO SEARCH FOR MINE.
CHICAGO, Oct 23. A gold mine on the
coast of Patagonia will be searched for
by four men who have left here for the
purpose of locating a fabulously rich de
posit said to he to existence .there.-- They
e by sailing vessel and will not reach
their destination for ten months.
RUSSa DEAD.
DANIELSON, Conn., Oct. 23. Con
gressman Charles Russell, aged 50 years,
died at 9:30 o'clock this morplng. He was
formerly a newspaper man and had been
in Congress for the past. 16 years.
WHEAT MARKET.
. CHIQA GQi. Qct, . 53, Wheatirr-TSy, p."? Ci
SAN FRANCISCp, Oct. JS. Wheat
S1.!7UT1 Sn4.i : ' ',
HARMONY
ASSURED
Sam White on Demo
, cratic Success
GEER IS ENTITLED
To Support by Republicans as
People's Choke for
Senator.
Captain Bam White, chairman of the
Democratlo State Cenral Committee,
who led the light for the election of
George E. Chamberlain as Goernor, hus
been at the Portland Hotel for a couple
of days, having bfcen In Salem, appear
inp befori the Supreme Court In orm;
appeal cases. Mr. White turned aside
from' legal matters long enough to talk
politics to The Journal. He talked In his
usual stralght-from-the-shoulder stylo,
saying;
"Pacific Coast Democrats are favorable
o commercial expansion. And, being of
that mind, we believe that there must
be an alternative of the ttiriff conditions
so that ships that carry our products
to other countries need not come to our
shores in ballast, on. account of practic
ally prohibitive tariff Import duties
.And, while iDmora insets, Uion tttrtff
revision, it does not Insist upon drastic
measures, but .rather sen'We, conserva
tive, rational changes, consistent with
the same methods that a bimlnf-ss man
would adoot with his own affairs.
DEMOCRATS COMING TOGETHER.
"There are good evidences that the
Democrats of the nation are getting to
gether, and will be well uniterl by the
time the next presidentia! election oc
curs. This harmony will be enhanced if
we cease quarrelling over Mr. Bryan an I
Mr. Cleveland, and remember that th
party Is bigger than any one candidate
or set of candidates. Wo must first de
termine tli manner in which we are to
HQ before h country; tmci - thri after
that we may determine who shall be
nominated.--fcif ptet fom first-, end- then
oandldates, that Is the correct urogram
for the Democracy. And chances for
Democratic success ae becoming, .mare,
brilliant every day.'
. SOME STATE POLITICS.
Mr. White is disposed tu noid the Re
upbllcans to account as to their sincerity
In passing the Mays law, providing for
the nomination of candidates for the
United States Senate to bo voted for by
popular election. He said.
"The Mays law was passed by a Re
publican legislature; It was pasnej pro
fessedly for the purpose of proving the
devotion of that party to the principle
of electing Senators by popular vote.
Having passed such a law, Mr. Geer took
advantage of Its provisions, invited all
other candidates tpr the I'nlted States
Senate of all parties to contest with him
at the polls, and went to the people. He
won by an Immense vote, and he is en
titled to election in so far as Republicans
are concerned. Of course, Democrats wlil
vote for C. fi. S. Wood, their nominee,
but Republicans cannot get away from
the moral obligation to support the man
who received the endorsement of their
voters at the polls. It is apparent they
are preparing to elect some other man
than the one whom the Republican vot
ers indicated as their most desirable can
didate. I submit that this is reprehensible
and should be rebuked by the people of
the state. It fc-irap!SicTsrdinsof iSr
will, ft? the. pe!qj).lep.la.nly...ejcprfised .
DEMOCRACY CONSERVATIVE.
"The Democracy, I contend. Is the real
conservative party of the nation. It
stands for preservation of principles that
were uttered as fundamental to our Gov
ernment, and for the Constitution and
against visionary changes and emascula
tions. It Is the party that Just now ap
peals to business men as safe and worthy
of trust Its prospects are brightening
day by day, and there will be good
chances for success when the next na
tional election occurs.
"Both from the national and state point
of view, I am pleased with the outlook.
Oregon Republicans are knifing each oth
er, and are endeavoring to thwart the will
of the people as to their Senatorial elec
tion. Nationally we are getting together.
So that, all In all, there-is every reason
or good rortune awaiting us. une coast
Is logically Democratic. The tariff re
vision and trust repression demands of
the country and the lack of confidence in
he good faith of the Republican organiza
tion on the subject enhance the Democc
racy's strength before the voters."
MOBDBPERSED.
PARIS, Oct. 23. Martial law has been,
declared In Dunkirk and there are serious
disturbances. A number of strikers have
been killed and wounded. Following ah
order to disperse, which was not obeyed.
the eavalry ehargsd the, moh., The latter
was lntrencnea oenina a oarncaae, dui
was driven away. The strikers Bred the
quays by means of barrels of oil and of
fered Those" who operated To extingtitBh
the flames as much resistance as possible.
AUSTRIANS ,EXCITED.
VIENNA, Oct 23. Trouble came near
being fistic In its nature In the Austrian
Relchssa,th yesterday. Germans got mad
because of an incendiary address and one
of. their party rose and shqutedlTou
are blackguards!"' at the other side of
the'ehamber."" Only prompt action on the
part of the prMwl nwvented blows.
ODELL AND HILL-
Rail at Each Other From New
v ' York Stomp.
NEW TORK, Oct 23.-That the Odell
H1I1 political feud is a bitter one was
given ample, proof last night when Gov.
ernor Odell spoke at length before a large
audience at Syracuse. In the most
scathing terms Hill was referred to and
denounced.
At Tammany Hall the other side of the
question was aired" in an address by Hill.
He charged. Odetl and his" administration
with waging a ftght. upon the charitable
Institutions of the state for both political
and mercenary motives.
HANNA TALKS.
CINCINNATI, Oct .-Hanna, Foraker
and Beveridge spoke In the Music" Hall
last evening, and the former rode rough
shod over Tom Johnson, of Cleveland. He
alleged that Johnson's equal taxation
schema meant for th other man to pay
the taxes and tha homo-rule proposition
was originated for the purpose of placing
him, Johnson, on a pedestal for worship.
The Senator was both sarcastic and
humorous.
HANNA IN INDIANA
EVANfVILLE. Oct. 23-The Indiana
tour of Senator Mark Hanna began here
this morning. From a special train at
Tevln he addressed G.0O0 people, urging
tho election of Republican Congressmen.
TO
mi
SULTAN
Attempt on Royal Life
Is Foiled,
GUARDS TOOK HAND
Would-Be Assassin Was Disguised
- - as aa Inmate of - the -
Turkish Palace.
excitement' was causedT here" tKu mom-"
lug when a Bulgarian, disguised as one
of the officials of the Turkish Palace, at
tempted the asaasslneUon of ths Sultan.
The man was overpowered by the guards
before he could Inflict damage upon the
royal person. He Is believed to have
been sent from an organized band. Ru
mors of a threatened attempt on the
Sultan's life have been circulated here
fur some time, and the guards about the
1'uluce have been doubled for the last
week.
STILL A SURPRISE.
However much an attack may have
been expected, the nature In which the
one today made Its appearance was a
surprise,,, it. was not .from a Bulgarian,
but from a Turk, that danger was feared.
It is possible, however, that the man may
have been sent by a Turkish society.
IS NOT FINAL
The Danes Have Refused But My
Still Sell. '
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2J. -Although it Is
well established fact that the Lands
thing at the Danish capital, has rejected
the treaty ratifying the sale of the West
Indies to the United States, It Is believed
here thai within a short time there will
be further action in the matter. That
public sentiment forced this action ia cer
tain and international politicians claim
that the steady loss to which the Danish
government is subjected through main
taining the islands will soon force a re
vulsion of feeling. Through their pockets
Is the best way to reach the Danish peo
plo and they will soon tire of increased
taxation for the purpose of keeping up
the group. The Danish West Indies are
a steady loss to those who own them now,
but transferred to the American flag
would prove a rich property and a pay
ing one. ... . .. .. ..
CHOOSE ANCHORAGE.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.-Accordlng to
announcement of plans which has been
made here the colliers Brutus and Leb
anon will leave Hampton Roads on the
1st of the coming month, to meet the At
lantic squadron off the Island of Culebra
They will be under escort of tbe cruiser
Olympia. Admiral Dewey's famous flag
ship. With this fleet will go officers
charged with locating' -safe anchorage
for the large squadron," which Is soon to
assemble -there for the whiter maneuvers.
These latter will be similar to those un-
dertaken off the north coast earlier In
the year.
MAKE THEM KNOW.
PORTLAND. Me.; Oct tl The W. C.
T. U. convention here has endorsed com
pulsory scientific education of pupils 'in
the public schools.
WANT GOLD COIN.
WASHINGTON Oct a-An appeaLwill
be made to The Hague tribunal to reopen
the Piovis'undr 'awards matter aa4 iaaJis
them povphle In roM. -.
B0RRP1
CURRENT
Portland Power From
White River,
IS m WASHINGTON
aesBsssaaaBssasaBj
Consolidation of Companies HakeJ
Pool of Immense Electrical '
Output.
TACOMA, Oct H-The Whits XUvsfl
Power Company, organlied by the West
tnghouse Company, has been merged wltbj ;
the Snoqualmle Falls Power Company,
forming a new corporation with C000.60S
capital. A million and a half Is to be
expended In developing 12,000 horse powe
from Vhlte River and Lake Tapps, nea
Tacoma. This plant will supply Tacemsi
and Portland, while the Snoqualmle pow
re wlil be utilized for the northern part 01
this state. Transmission Into Oregon wll
be started immediately.
AN OLD SCHEME.
The White River Power Company con
trols the water power rights on the Whit
River, together with Lake Tapps and X4 '.
tensive holdings of real estate necessar
tor the enterprise. The White Rive T;
power has never been developed, b.ut now! v
that It has been, taken up, the. same lav
assured' immediately: White River has It '
origin in the five glaciers upon the north) .:
and west sides of Mount Ralmer and has)
the largest summer flow of any of the; '
rivers tributary to Puget Sound. Tb
White River and Lake Tapps delSTop
ment and the Snoqualmle cataract togeth
er comprise in their possibilities about
four-fifths of the total water power mum ;
merclally available in the Northwest, auocl ,
the policy of the Snoqualmle Falls and
White River Power Company will be ag ,.
gresslve In promoting large and small in
dustrles of every description In the cities; -to
which It extends Its transmission lines.
The company will be able to supply all
the demands for power In the Northwest . ,
tor the" next" OT year-. t - . "
VOLCANIC FIRE
"Soafricre'" Is' SehSiag" people In
Hasty Eight. . .
KINGSTON, Oct. 23.Sou friers hat bean)
spouting since October 16, causing, exeat
additional damage to the northeastern
coast. The terror-stricken Inhabitants,
have appealed to the government to re
move them to some other portion of th4
island. : j
MURDERED SISTER
A Virgida Girl Kills (Md WhlIf(
Angry
STAUNTON, Va.. Oct 23. Eight-yeais
old Annie Peters this morning splashec
the brains of her little sister against the) ,
floor because she was mad at the infant
The murder has caused horror alt ores
this section. Tbe little girl is still in the
keeping of he parents. (
FffiEMAN "HURTF"" 1
PHILADELPHIA, Oct 23. A numbet ,
of firemen were overcome by smoke and
five factory girls barely escaped with)
their lives in a fire this morning In the;
manufacturing district on North Dela
ware avenue. The blaze started in the
Leuhardt warehouse and caused damage;
to the extent of (100,000. It spread rapid
ly, although noble work was done by the
department to check the flames. Two of
the overcome firemen are In a critical
condition and have been taken to the.
hospital. . . -
EUROPEAN COMBINE.
LONDON. Oct. 23, Specials in the moroV
ijijicc ir Scotland" soy" tWt '3ln
drew Carnegie, the noted American mll
lionaire, has again been- Installed as rec
tor of St. Andrew's University. In hi,
address made at the time of tbe cere
mony, Mr. Carnegie .declared the best
way for Europe to fight American trad
incursions was to form a giant combine
tion of their own. ... .. ..,.'. ....
. ' SUPPRESS CR HE
MANILA. Oxt.21-taconfernce f
Cavite yesterday afternoon Governor Tall
told the native presidents that they must
unite and work for the suppression oi
crime and the punishment of ba crim
lC!t. .... . . . ' ' '''- '
' It is announced" ntths-4hers-lsvM-longer
any trouble la the Province i
Bantangas.- h .;'.-
LIFE LOSS NOT, KNOWN.
CHICAGO, Oct 23. Although work Of
cooling and removing the ruins of tbe
Glucose Sugar Refining Company building,
where the biff fire of the night before oc
curred, was continued alj last night but
MUe.oLtapottance.was flend. Thr
may be other dead buried ftt the di -ui'.-i,
btiyif Itr probable tHess eaisawt t is- j
for says, ..'-; , ;
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