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VOL. III. NO. no
:. PORTLAND.. JOREGON.TUESDAY . EVENING, JULY -12. 1804.
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CLOUDBURST SWEEPS OUT MITCHELL'S BUSINESS SECTOR
: -v - - ,.k, 1 : . .'i. . T 1 : : 1 1 r n
ReportedThat Business Street of Mitch
J" ell Has Been Swept by Waters
Two Nonogenarians Drowned y" ;
Heppner tnhabitants Wamed by Rising Waters,
; Flee to Points of Safety Torrent Does Great
7 f Damage Steamy Spencer on Sand Bar. r
" .Condon. Or.. July 11 In a cloud
burst which (truck tha narrow canyon
In tha mountalna abova Mitchell, which
la (0 mil aouth of hr at o'clock
Uat night, two llvs war lot and. It
building halt tha faouaaa hi town, waro
' l.Dt IV1V.'
Of tha population of tha "town of
--Mitchell ISO people mora than - nair
Had to tha adjaoent htllsld through fear
1 whan tha omlnoua atlanca game and tha
iheavy 'bank of terror-Inspiring elouda
"wera aaan to form. Tha remaining half
.of tha copulation, excepting - two per
sons referred to, succeeded In getting.
to tha hillside after tha roar or th wa
ter waa heard coming down tha moun-
JThe drowned "people ware MarMn
- Bmlth, mora than to jraara of age. and
Mr. Bethune, almoat 0 jreura or age.
. "The wife of Martin 8mlth. almoat aa old
aa he. auocaeded in getting to place
of aafetr. v
. Like her hniband. aha had lingered a
few minute In the hope of saving e,ew
keepaakea and valnablea. ' Bmlth and
vKed Mra. Bethune ware finable to get
eut of their homea. . Their bodies had
not been recovered np to noontime to
" day. i , -
''. Eyawltneaaea, ' talking orer tha long
' dlstano telephone with Condon today,
eay that tha ware of water aeamed fully
It feet In height. lIt roar oould be
heard for eereral mllee.
, jlboya the town aoma 100 yards two
v freeka. Bridge creek and. Mill creek, join.
' Kach of theae ereeeka baa Us source In
'the mountains above the town, Earfe
ereek, by the cloud burst, overran It4
bank, and when -the Watera joined at
; Mitchell the, mighty volume overflowed
; tha narrow canyon in which tha town la
altuajted. . The town has but one prin
. clpal atreet and every building on tha
, lower aide of this street waa awept down
. tha valley, while the bukldlnga on t the
upper side of tha creek war but little
damaged. , .i . ,.
A atranga feature of - the storm
. waa : that . ' not a bit- of rain
, fell In Mitchell. - At tha eema time a
''fearful torrent waa seen falling on- the
- mountain near by, tha -volume Increas
ing until It- looked as If a liver ware
deaoendlng on tha mountain side. ' ,
- More than an hour before tha wave
deaoended tha people wera Oiled -with
, fear: and, realising that their town was
" In much tha earn predicament aa Hepp
ner had been In. they dispatched an
outrider down tha .valley to warn the
farmers near the town. This outrider
had not been heard from up to noon to.
' day and fears pre entertained that he
loat his Ufa ....
' Among the buildings lost was the
Mitchell 8entlnei and two large livery
bams. Tha livery barns contained mora
then head--of horse There waa no
time In w.htch 'to get the horses out.
and all - were drowned. Ten - tons of
barbed wire stacked up la front of the
' Oakes Hardware eempany's store waa
. swept-away, aa waa also the atore and
i He content- People .who - saw: the
; flood atrlka the barbed wire aald tha
large, heavy spools bounded Into' the
alr and war swept sway Ilka corks.
. - This la the third heavy storm In this
vicinity within- three day
' Tha severest of these floods was a'
- wave which awept down, Rhea creek. In
' Morrow county, 11 miles west of Hepp-
'; ner, laat evening. . This Is (0 miles eaat
of Condon, and particulars have been
moot meagre, but according to reports
received today two or three people living
' In tha valley are missing and arc sup.
, posed to have loat their live
Condon offered assistance to Mitchell
this forenoon, bat tha word earn back
-that tha people wera able to care for
On Friday evening there was a cloud
burst on Fine creek. 10 mllea south of
FoasU. It waa a large wave and awept
. through the valley which la leaa than a
quarter -of a mile' wide and 10 miles
long, and destroyed every orchard and
, farm lntho valley. . No Uvea were loat.
' the people having ample time to escape
to the hill
The wines are down at Canyon City.
There waa a storm there laat night and
fears of damage there are expressed.
-, nwn at ayLajraco. rv''
MM Vowm. t VaagTS Details st
Flood Am Beeetved. '
(Special Masatefe te The JoaraaM '
. Shanlko, Or.. July It. About I p. m.
' yesterday a cloudburst struck the town
of Mltcheili 00 mllea aouth of here.' The
business, center of the, town - which -la
situated in a canyon, was wrecked. The
residence -portion, on the aide of a hilt
. waa little damaged. Tha water rushed
down the canyon and took eut several
buildings, -tore up tha streets and did
considerable damage to crops in the
surrounding country. Two Uvea were
loat. It Is Impossible to estimate the
damage, but It Is thought to be large.
All wires to Mitchell are down.
. " XrrTfg AXBO WUTTXMU. - .
V Zioaa cf Uf Bat Great Saaaaga to
. ' (gpeelsl IMspateh at Tae lwl)
" Hepprer, Or., July 1J. With a sud
den. ruh an4 omlnoa roar that waa
heard for mil a around clgantla tVHl
swept dowa vpon Hppner last riant,
d-vasratlns crop -ucd-rm'lnfus bounas
and carrying acorea of cattle to their
death The O. R. '& K; tracks ware
t-rn up. for a distance of 10 or 13 mile
completely ' euapendtng trafllo for a
period of at least 24 hour , No Uvea
were lost- ' -'
I The flood was equal in volume to' the
(.no of last year In whlon hundreda of
lives vers Ipst anl property of a value
that haa never been calculated wss
destroyed.. It pursued, the same tourse
that waa rVUowed by ita fatal predeces
sor. A repetition of last year's fatailUea
was averted only by tha fact that tha
water swept down at Intervals, and con-,
aequently with leas velocity during yes
The flood resulted from a cloudburst
which occurred mom 11 mllee east of
the town of Heppner. . The cloudburst
was ollowed -by heavy rains which add
ed to tha huge body of water that began
Its destructive course down tha valley.
Cattle war caught In the whirl of wat
era and carried to destruction; houses
war undermined, and yellow fields of
wheat and barley wera transformed lu
an Instant Into mtrey bog
.-It gathered in volume as It went' and
passing the town of Heppner ruahed
frantically through the valley aa far aa
Heppner Junction, 4t mllea to the weaL
Spreading Its' murky crest over the' val
ley tt lapped againat the hills and 4ei-
trated every ravine ana crevice, .
It aeeehed tba tracka ot the O. R A
N. " on - the Heppner Branch and tore
awayt.tles and rail . demolishing the
tracka for a distance of 11 mile It
awapt againat - embankments, causlag
tha earth to glva way .and -topple upon
trie track Embankments -were vndet
mined and fell with a crash. All traf
fic on tha road waa suspended today in
consequenoe and at laaat 14 houra will
be necessary to repair tha tracka suf
ficiently to permit the passage of train
. No Uvea were lost, so far as has been
heard, -A young-man who was driving
In a buggy, along the road heard tha
threatening roar as 'the waters gathered
up the valley and atarted down In their
mad course. Having heard the roar of
the other flood, be recognised In an In
stant Its meaning and started for the
bluff lt was too lata, however. The
racing water aelsed the rig In an angry
graan and carried both horse and buggy
down the valley. ..The youth was also
taken la Its wake but succeeded la
swimming to a hill and escaping.
Other escapes have been - reported.
Famille ware driven from the' ground
floors of their, home and sought shel-
preparations were made to climb upon
the roof In case Hh houses were swept
away. ' ' ' - ' '
. The volume of water was as great as
that In laat year's flood, bat swept down
the valley at Intervals so that tha rush
was not concentrated and by compari
son the damage was small. , The brief
time between th crest of each flood
la responsible for th escap of th oltl
sens from a dlaaater equally as great
as the horror of 10J.
It Is also stated that large numbers
of cattle and other stock ware killed but
at this time no estimate ca ba placed
upon the los .The foundatlona of a
number of houses wera undermined and
seriously damaged. but none waa swept
away. Owners of property that was In
jured and railroad officials are unable
to estimate th amount of damage that
was sustained, . - v . ... , ,
. A' telegram .-from Herbert Bartholo
mew of Heppner to his wtf who with
her two daughters and son is spending
th summer la this cltysay that there
waa another serious - flood there this
morning, but tt was not aa destructive
aa .the one last year. . The telegram
does not stat whether any damage waa
don to th Bartholomew home, which
was swept from Its , foundation . and
moved about a block laat year. The
house Is situated In rather a dangerous
position on the bang of the stream. .
The Bartholomew family had an al
moat miraculous escape from death laat
year. The members of the family were
all In the house when the flood came and
wera carried along with It about too
feet, and then th house was dropped,
(Continued on Pag Two.)
HILL'S STEAMSHIP: TO
BREAK ALL RECORDS
,- . -,
' (Special Dlasatca t The foareaL)
Kw Tork, July 11. Members of th
Marltlm xchange . today . learn . with
much Interest that th mammoth
ateamahlp Minnesota will attempt toH
break all steamship records from trie
Atlsntle to th Pacific port and par
ticularly that of. the battleship Ore
gon. :" ; .
Th Minnesota Is stUl at New London,
where her sister ship,- the Dakota, waarf
built.- and is applying th finishing
tnuchea in-preps rat Ion for her 14.000
mlle voyag The Oregon' record ha
been considered th greatest ever made
around Cape Horn, requiring from
March It to May 14. In 1IS. to go from
Ban Francisco to Key West. Th ex.
tenelve advertising - given that trip
made It one of the most famous of se
voyages and Jamas J. HUIj. who Intends
hla mammoth steamship for the oriental
" . i
U i SAMUEL MILTON JONES
Nicknamed "Golden Rule." - Mayor of
. Toledo. Who la Reported-to Be Dy
ing at ills Home. - . ....
; JAPANESE FIRE
t , T' , . , : t : ;
Offiwrs-of BijJ Frcftjhtcr Tell of
Tort - Arthur - Experience aod ' '
- Their Narrow - bcape. - '- ;
Caught In between two fire with
shrieking shot and bursting aheUs. fly
ing over their .heads the officers and
crew - of the - r American ateamshlp
Pleiades, which reached port laat even
ing from Tacoma. had a trying exper
ience ' while they were rn the orient.
That they survived the ordeal seems a
miracle Fragments of abella fell upon
the deck of th steamer, and -those -oa
board expected her .every minute to be
blown out of the watec. Beraral shells
struck within 100 yarda of them. but . did
not explode. Had they done so, the' of
ficer state, -there a no doubt' that the
vessaijwouid nave been sent to the bottom.-
' V ' ; ' j
It wras at Port Arthur. ! The Pleiades
had tba misfortune 4o arrive there with
a cargo of flour ihe day bef ore Japan
with booming cannon made a declaration
of war againat Russia, fihe arrived on
February 7-, and tha next . evening . the
representative of th mikado .. made a
torpedo attack on the oar's naval fleet
In which three of the tatter's best ships
were badly disabled. Th following day
the attack waa renewed with a bom
bardment of the city. - It waa then that
the destruction of th Pleiades ' was
momentarily expected, - '
"Firing continued Incessantly for' 41
minutes," said one of the officers of th
ship this morning. "Shells went shriek
ing dangerously near the heads of those
on board. ' Fragments of the bombs be
gan to fall.on deck, and tha men sought
places of shelter. Boms of the flying
pieces were made of copper and would
weigh several ounce Had they atruck
any one they would have caused Inatant
death. Farts of the broken shells were
picked up by th officers and are being
saved as mementoes of the occasion.
"On large shell struck . the water
about to "feet astern of the Pleiades.
but It failed to explode. Had It burst
the -steamer and the members of "the
crew would In all human probability now
be lying at the -bottom of th harbor
at Port Arthur. Others fell at various
distance, but when near, enough to do
harm they remained Intact.' That we
escaped without. receiving Injury Is lit
tle lea than mlraculou
' "Th British steamship ' Foxtonhall
was lying In the harbor at th cam
tiril anaT went through a . like exper
ience. But ; her crew - did not escape
so luckily. The chief engineer - waa
atruck by a piece of shell end for a
time bis life waa despaired of. - He was
taken to th hospital afterward but
It la not known whether -he tccovared
or not. The British steamer was loaded
with coal, which th Russians appro
priated. - They also seised th vessel,
but afterwards ' released ber. .
"When the bombardment onded th
Russian soldiers boarded the Pleiades,
sni carried away about t.000 atcks :f
flour under protest of th commander
of tha vessel. Th ship ' was also
about to ba seised and detained, but
Captain Purtngton Insisted ' on being
given protection." '
Bis days later th Pleiades sailed
(Continued on Page Two.)
trade from 8eattle. will make th new
speed attempt to gala a similar ad
vertising. - On of his lieutenants, who is her
saya that Mr. Hill believes If a start
ling smashing of records fnr th big
carrier can b made. It will do more
to attract attention te the transconti
nental method of shipping oriental
freight than would many thousand of
dollars worth of publicity la other di
rection'- - r - ,
With thta object In view no expense
will be snared to smash all ateamahlp
record Selected steaming coal la be
ing pot Into the bunkers f the big ship
and special firemen and engineers have
been engaged fer the voyage. Marine
men here aay the season may bs taken
aa favorable for a record attempt and
predict that Vrtll a object both as to
record breaking and advertising will
be attained, . . 4
Management of New Cain
" tog House Scores
WILL BUCK THE TRUST
If Place Is Closed, as Police Promise,
Attempt Will Be Made to Shut
- the Town Chief. Hunt --
V . 'Explains, y '.
-War has broken out among Portland
gamblers and the . city administration.
Yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock a new
house, operated by -James McDevitt,
formerly sheriff of Teton ..county. -Mon
tana, opened at' Fourth ' and Stark
streets . In elaborately fltted-up apart
ments over the Orpheum theatre. Faro
was played from that hour until 11 last
night. Th proprietor says ths game
will open at 4 o'clock today. Although
Chief of Police Hunt told Attorney Dan
R. Murphy, counsel for the proprietor.
he would arrest the players and aeite
their apparatus If they began operation.
no officer put la an appearance yester
day. :..' ,
. "W will operate our game or no
ewe wtU -operate la this city," says Mc
JJevitt. -. j ,
"l will not permit McDevitt or any
others to start gambling houses," saya
Chief Hunt. "I will arrest them every
dsy until it is so bufrlenaome that they
will have to quit I will not only arrest
tha player but will also - seise the
apparatus and ths money that msy be la
sight when the officers appear.
"Th Orpheum people cam - to m
with their counsel, late yesterday after
boon. continued Mr. Hunt, "and asked
me If they could open thela. game I
told them they could not; that If they
did. I would surely arrest them. They
wanted to know what would occur then.
I replied that arreata would bs made
dally. If they persisted In running... They
wanted to arrange fofr the payment of a
fin but I refused to make any negotia
tions. . , j
"It Is a policy of this administration
that no mors persons b allowed to
operate gambling game and when
those who. ar novx running quit, that
will end open gambling."
"W did not expect Chief Hunt would
give us permission to open our games,"
said Attorney Murphy, apeaking for Mr.
McDevitt. - W know th policy ot th
mayor and th administration, but. w
told th chletVwo would operate our
game or no on els, would run. We
have - expended - upwards of 110,000
fitting up property foe operation, and
w will gamble or close the town. The
chiefs threat to arrest player specta
tors and sets everything In eight does
not disturb u for we will begin suit
for th return of th property every
time be seises IW-and.we will get It If
he arreata ,us very day, w will not
quit." ' . .
The aCrpheum club-rooms are above
the theatre and consist of on larg
room and two small one In th large
room ar faro tables and th roulette
lay-out, and In the small -rooms are
poker table A large crowd was on
hand when the games opened yesterday;
and remained throughout th hours the
BOY OF FIVE KILLS
HIS INFANT BROTHER
(Joarssl Special Servlca.)
Cincinnati. July 11. Howard DobelL
aged flv;-a ,son of tha manager of a
branch telegraph office here, thla after
noon after close questioning admitted
that h had killed bis Infant brother.
aged four -month
The infant waa found dead laat night.
Howard admitted that he struck his
brother with a bsmmer. A few weeks
ago the-lad atruck at th baby with a
hammer but failed to hit his head.
811169 lht) "VPttftp9As9 bV9 -k'arW'" kJJ-vw"
Of hi reach, . .- , - -
INJURES HIS EMPLOYE
' (Spscisl Dispattk The Joarssl.)
Oranta Paa Or. July 11 WlllUm
Mnnson, sa employ of Cpnger Brothers
shingle mill. 10 mile, southwest of
Grants Paaa was struck on the head
last night with a blacksmith's hammer
by Emmett Conger, one of the firm.
Munson's skull waa fractured and he
may dl Conger la under arrest. '
i s omzooif rant txsttobs
(ftpertel D4Mtek e Tae Jwul)
World s Fair. Bt. Lou I July 11. Ore
gon visitors, at th fslr today include:
CA. Bll.- Ir. C, H. Raffety. Mary
liu Peck. Viola Thayer, Beaa Alloa and
Ethel M. Allen of Portland; IE. B. Pen
land of Albany, and Mr. and Mr S, la
Kline f Oregon Cy. . . u , t , . .
t MISS MAROARET PAFFRATIL
j- Queen of the Carnival. Who. Rumor
CRUISER IS. SUNK
Vessel of Diana Type Guarding Entrance to Port
ithur iorpedoed by .5ixtli lorpedo coat
- Flotilla of Japanese Squadron.; ; ;
(Joarssl Hperisl Service.) ' .
1ft. Petersburg. July 11. A' telegram
has been received from th general stall
via Chefoo that a land attack was made
on Port Arthur Sunday night The Japanese-
wars repulsed with tremendous
loea. - - . . ... .
The Japanese loss Is calculated at 10,-
000 killed and wounded.' The losses
were largely Increased by the us of
subterranean mines by the Russian'
. " " (Joarssl Bpeelsl Berries.) .... -London.
July 11. A Central News dis
patch thla evening says that In' the
lstest torpedo boat attack on Port
Arthur the Japanese torpedoed another
Rosslah cruiser last night.
The sixth torpedo boat flotilla ap
proached - a boom constructed by the
Rusalans lust outside th roadway. A
cruiser of , the Diana - type waa on
guard and waa torpedoed before she
could' escap The Japanese did not
wait to so th affect of th shot, i --
FoTelga Of fie TJaofiiciaJly Informed
Japaa Willing to Oeas BoatOltiaa.
(Jewnsl Bpsclsl Berries.) - f
Berlin. July .11. Information haa
reached th foreign office that- Japan
a few days ago unofficially Informed the
friendly powers that ana waa .wnung
to ceasa hostilities on the condition that
Japan's right to annsx Korea be rocog-
BIG STEAMER BURNS r
IN ROACH DRYDOCK
(Jnarsal Ssseisl Berries.) :
Chester. Pj July 11. Th new steam
ship San Jacinto, recently -built for ths
Ocean Steamship-Company, was almost
totally destroyed by fire this 'morning
while in the Roach shipyard drydock.
The fire originated la a compartment
wber oils were stored. . The . lames
menaced ths shipyard for a time Tbrets
workmen who were asleep on 'board th
ship were overcome or smoke. The
steamer wss launched but' two" weeks
naTTZxrexrs to ntus tbabs. -
. (UperUl Dispatch ts Tke Joarssl.) .;
pHnatonWash" . July 11 William
Oslluirk. who was arrestee ror norao
s tea ling laat Friday, and who Saturday
confessed, was sentenced to three year
and taken to th penitentiary at Walla
WOOS QUEEN OF
THE MARDI GRAS
Queen Margaret Is being wooed, but
whether or not eh has been won. her
royal high"- will not atat The suitor
Is aald ts bt proratnent business) man
rf tl4a city, who has fallen In love with
the queea of th Mardl Gra and. It Is
as id. ha asked bar to rule forever 'In
bis little kingdom on Nob Hill.
For several days rumors of marriages
bsve been floating about the rsrnlvnl
rounds, bat just who waa to wsd wns
nnt learned until this morning. Ure.it
waa th surprise of th malda-ln-walling
Has It. Is About to Be Married.
nlsed and that Manchuria ahall b re
turned to China. Th suggestions, tt IS
said, were conveyed to Russian official
who refused to conalder th matter..
ATTACK O FOBT AXTXTjm.
' (Joornsl Special Bervles.) ' .
Tokl -July' 11. Admiral Togo re
ports that an attack waa mad on Port
Arthuf by torpedo boats MoniTay but
that th result la not known. Tba Jap
anese vessels were' riot damaged.
"gUt POUT BVSaTXajra JtZTTSXIgO. '
- (Jmmal Rnertal Baiilis.)
Nluchwang, July 12. Chines from
th country now being fought over re
port that the Rusalans everywhere are
retiring before th Japan :
. a , m .
: (Jooraal Bpeelsl Bervle.) .
Chefoo.July ll.-sA. iunk which a r
rived-todsy reports that two terrlflo ex
plosions were heard . in th direction of
Port Arthur Monday: :
noomisn aro bzsjstajios.
(Jsaraal Spseisl' BrrW. . .
London. July 11. Lloyds' Nluchwang
correspondent reports that General Oku
has ' occupied Sat Chow, encountering
no resistance. Th - Russian under
General Stackelberg, , are . retiring on
Talshlchao. ... , .., . ' ", ." ;
SENATOR CLARK WAS
WEDDED" IN HAY, 1901
i (Joarssl spsdsl BerrW.)
. New Tork. June 11. It waa an
nounced last night that -William A.
Clark, th millionaire ; sens tor ' from
Montana, and Mlas Anna E. Lachapejl
th daughter of a physician, who died
several yeara ago," were united In mar
ring, la i Marseilles. France, In May,
l0t. . ; '
It is also 'stated that Mr. and Mrs.
Clark possess a 1-year-old daughter as
the Issue of th union. '
Mr Clark was -a resident of Butfe
prior to her marrlag , Her father died
In Chicago. . . ,
' rzonsB or iVxtwTBTOaT rrE.':
(ftpsrlsl THspstr-a t Tke Jnarsal.)
' Lewlaton, Id. July 11. Mr Joseph
ine Cox, who ha resided her for It
year and aged 74, t dead. She leaves
a son and four daughter . .
: --.. -'.;
at th thron when It was toldlhat th
queen herself had been .struck . by one
of Cupid's dart , A. minister ol stxts
asked If th report was tru ..The queen
smiled. A reporter asked If the story
were not correct The queen looked
fill. It Is true that history must re
pout lt-lf. King 'Solomon, with eil his
rl. ).-, fi ll In love with the Queen cf
f i" An I eo has a biilnes kins
1 i r! I hv the queenly giuces of
I ' r.l ir.
Fifty-Two Thousand Men
Walk Out When Noon ;
: Whistle Blows. T
BOTH SIDES CONFIDENT
Empfojes ofIar.cr1 Packing Houses,
Plants and Stockyards : Quit
--Work at Hour Agreed fpoo :
(Joarssl Special Ssrvlce.)
Chicago, July 13, Promptly on th
predetermined hour of 11 today . noon
and -obeying the order iaaued by M..J.-- ' -DonneJly,
president of the Amalgamated : :-'
Meat Cutters' and Butchers'-union. U,.',
000 employes of the -larger packing
bouse -plants , and j - atockyarda quit
work, at the same time causing 10.000
others to be thrown out of work.
The blowing of the big whlatle was
the signal Rgreed upon for the beginning
of th strike. .Twenty-fir thousand:: r
employe of packers in Kansas City. Stzi
Jo,.. Omaha, Sioux City and St. Louis
obeyed- th strike ordered at th sums
No violence so far as Is known marked
the walkout. . Flv hundred policemen
were massed In the neighborhood of the
stockyards, to maintain peace but their -services
were not required.
Between-aoo and 400 non-union ms
it is said will be at one Imported, and
cota placed for their use In the plant
Every preparation haa been made by the
packera to meet the emergency and both
aide ar now determined to right till
the laat ditch.
In round numbers 12,000 men ar af
fected, mor than 11,000 of whom are
employed In this city by Armour A Co.,
Swift Co., Nelson Morris A Co.,
Schwarxfleld A Sulxberger, Cudahy Pack
ing company and the National Packing
company, and all have branches In Kan
sas City. 8t."oseph, St. Louis. Omaha,
St. Paul, Fort Worth and New York .. '.
City. . .......
After the order to strike, Donnelly
said; -"For nearly two months we have
been carrying on negotiations with the
committee of superintendents represent
ing all tha psckers in-order to secur
new sgreements for our member th
old contracts between the unions and
the companies having expired on May
It. Since that time we have been work
ing without any agreement, and hav
tried in every war to reach a ssrrsrae: ;
tery agreement with the packing Inter. .
eat but they have held out on -every
proposal we have submitted, refusing
to compromise In any way. Finally th
men. became disgusted, and tonight
order for a general stiik wss th re
- Boat Waat Strike.
Th packers and representatives f
the so-called beef trust admit thaC a . .
strike of any 'duration is disastrous, but
assert that ' noagh meat is- held in
storage so that the consumers will not
bs deprived of meat,-but may have to
pay higher price '-. . . -.
In' addition to th larger packing
houses there are a number of smaller
concern In Kansas City, Bt. tymls.
Atchison, Leavenworth snd Omaha that
. Ths strike arises over a demand mad
by th anion for a 10 cent an hour,
minimum for common labor asd so
equalisation Of wages In skilled labor.
Conferences with the packers failed to
reault In an agreement, but later the big
plants offered' IT cents for laborers
In -certain departments only, and would
not extend thla scale to the entire staff
of laborers throughout their plant Jhe -proposal
waa rejected by th tinlons. a
referendum .taken and th -stiik actioa
laat night announced. ., - '
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' ifsTSOCl AT ST. XeOOTS.-- : .
Packing Moos "Employ ta Ham bar f
7 StOOO a Oat Tary PeaasfoX r
(Joarssl Special rrvb-e.V . .
St. Leul July 11. In sympathy with .
th strlk . ot unskilled laborers ' who
demand a wsga Increase, 1,000 pscklirg
hous employe struck st noon lodsy.
Th police had mad preparation to slip
any act of violence, but the strike was
very peaceful. Cota are being tsko
Into the Armour plant ror. in use m
nonunion men that are ho b brought
xxaarr nouBAirs at xastsas citt
Sssploys f Flv Packl
- Strlk st eoa BT Disord .
(Joersal gal s-rrlr ) ' , '
Vimii i'ltv. July 11. Afvit on
mplrrv'a of II psfhlng limit struck
11.1ns . !- i,':ruanr it oner rr-'.r
th butchers' unl"H MU. hi Tarn
onions srs Involved. A inpsfln
action the packer Iwn t " '
day. . Ptockmn iy ti t 1 .
mopportiine sa I "
ths plaMs frv
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