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COLLIERY FIRE KILLS FIFI Y.
Scranton, I’a. Fifty men |at>d boys
ure believed to have perished without
a moment’s warning Saturday in a
Streets of Portland Thronged mine fire in th« Pancoast colliery at
three mil«* from here. Some
With Enthusiastic Visitors. Throop,
estimates place th« number of dead at
Three bodies have been recov
Dlstlngulshsd American Grsstsd With ered. John Evans, head of th« United
States rescue car, dimi from suffoca
Affections!» Familiarity By
tion resulting from a defective rescue
Three men protected by helmets and
Portland, April 6. No »ucb greet oxygen tanks pushed past the ¡mint
inn loot Portland ever given any in where the flames were first discovered
dividual a» that which warn extended at 5 o’clock in th« afternoon and
by tl»< populace to Theodore Roosevelt stumbled over tbe bodies of two men
and u buy, who had evidenty fallen
(•nee before Portland welcomed him while groping their way to safety.
when ho cainu her« a* president of the
A majority of the missing men and
United States. Then he wus received >M>ys ure foreigners, but two Ameri-
with all due pomp, ceremony, dignity cans Foreman Walter Knight and
Fire Boss Alfred Daw« are thought
to have perished.
But there waa a delightful informal
The fire started in an engine house
ity, a spontaniety, about the Roosevelt at the opening of a slope leading from
reception yesterday that leaves th<- oc the Diamond vein, 750 feet from the
casion altogether unique and without surface. There were 400 men in the
[ mine, about 00 of them at work in a
I "blind" tunnel st the end of the
Portland, for the moat part, took an I slope. Escape was competely blocked
afternoon and evening ofT and joined by fire, smoke and the generated
in a series of informal demonstrations ga <’*s. The other men, scattered in
winch most have served to make it other workings, got out.
James Vickers, a fire boss, who was
dear b> Colonel Roosevelt thut he is
held in high regard by everylaidy here near the engine house when the fire
about*. It was not the mere cheering broke out, gave the alarm, and tried
and applause that revealed the public to get to the tunnel where he knew a
mind ami heart, but the evidences of IxHly of men was at work.
intimate regard that were manifested go only a short distance before he was
[ forced to turn back. He was so ex
on every hand.
It was "‘llello, Teddy” and "Hurrah hausted that he had to be carried to the
for Teddy” everywhere along the surface. He gave it us his opinion
crowded streets where he appeared. that no man could live five minutes in
None thought of shouting "Hurrah the tunnel.
for Roosevelt. ” And to have the pop
ulace calling one by his first name un TUBERCULOSIS CEREI) BY
restrainedly is significant in itself.
TAHITIAN HERB EXTRACT
"Teddy in 1912!" shouted hundreds
of his admirers, as he was taken
San Francisco Having s[>ent four
through the crowded streets in a big
automobile, attended by members of years in Tahiti as chief surgeon in the
the reception committee.
colonial army. Dr. L. Bellonne was a
To this significant exclamation he
gave no fuller acknowledgment than passenger on the steamer Mari ¡»»a
to the other greetings that came from which arrived here Saturday.
the crowds. There was a noil and a bacteriologist. Dr. Bellonne said ho
baring of teeth in that irresistible made important discoveries which will
Roosevelt smile for everyone. The be of great moment to the medical
only ones who received especial atten world when they are disclosed by his
tion were women with children, vet report to the French government at
erans of the Civil or Spanish-Ameri I’aris. While unwilling to discuss in
can warn and groups of workingmen I detail his important medical discov
outdoors for a few momenta from ery, he intimated that he had found a
their toil to see him pans.
cure for tuberculosis in the form of a
It wan a strenuous day not ar compound from a herb found only on
duous, or fatigueing, or wearing, or the island of Tahiti.
vigorous but strenuous. The over
ALL SAVED GROM LINER.
worked Roosevelt adjective alone ap
plies. Into the nine hours that he
spent in Portland there wan crowded Cabin Passengers Given Precedence
event u|sm event with but little inter
to Steerage Folk.
val for rest.
L. I., Life Saving Sta
The hour and a half of respite from
public demonstrations that the com tion The 1,720 cabin and steerage
mittee provided was s|M-nt not in rent, passengers on the stranded North Ger
but in attending to private matters. man IJoyd liner Prinzes« lrenc were
Seemingly that famed reservoir of re
serve energy is as remote from dimin transferred to the deck of the Prinz
Friedrich Wilhelm in five hours anti
ution as ever.
Exacting ns were the demands made ten minutes Saturday afternoon and
u|s>n his time, the genial colonel en one hour after nightfall they were on
joyed it all immensely.
He said as their way to New York. The feat is
much before leaving the city late Inst
night and his manner wus more ex unparalleled in tho history of marine
pressive than his words. In nt least disasters.
one event he was presented with a fea
Not a life was lost, not a case of
ture altogether new in his experience, panic was reported.
The first pas
and he said he will itlwnys remember senger off was a woman and the sec
it ns a special event in his travels.
ond a baby. The cabin passengers,
Il was the jungle dinner given early masters of the situation and the lang
in the evening in his honor at the uage. generously gave precedence to
Here the lurge the more timorous steerage pas
banquet hull was made over into the sengers.
replica <if an African jungle.
As for the liner on the bar, night
It was intensely realistic, with an fall showed her hard and fast in the
array of grinning Africans in jungle girp of the sands, and Captain God
town full dress, monkeys climbing dard, of the Lone Hill Life Saving
als>ut in the rank jungle foliage, lions station, estimate« she will be held
roaring, hunting horns sounding and prisoner at least a week, perhaps a
all the atmosphere of a R<s>sevelt fortnight.
hunting camp in the land of the rhino-
In the 36 hours since she struck she
has been favored by comparatively
“It is the first time in my exper Jight weather, but a stiff blow from
ience that I have been provided with the southwest might open her plates,
real entertainment rather than being crush in her bulkheads and wrench
left to furnish the entertainment my apart her stout steel frame.
self,” the colonel said delightedly.
Germ Not Disease Cause,
Woman of 70 Savos Babe.
Pendleton, Or.—All theories of
Fruitvale, Cal. Alone with her modern medicine were contradicted
two-year-old granddaughter in a burn Friday night by Rev. Mr. Vande-
ing house with all escape cut off by the walker, and a retired physician, here,
flumes from an exploded oil stove, who asserted that germs and bacteria
Mrs. M. Haag, 70 years old, displayed were not the cause of disease, but
rare courage anti presence of mind were rather the product. This state
when she seized the child and rolled it ment waa made at the regular meet
in n pile of blankets and threw it from ing of the Pendleton City and County
a window 15 feet above the ground in Medical society. Despite the inter
to a bank of soft clay and followed it esting manner in which Dr. Vande-
a second later by leaping. Thanks to walker elaborated his theories for dis
the blankets, the baby escaped with cussion, the physicians present did not
out the slightest injury.
Mrs. Haag indorse his views.
escaped with sever» burns.
Levee Breaks; Grain Destroyed.
Colusn, Cal. The levco of reclama
tion district No. 10M, south of Colusa,
broke near the Yolo county line and
the district is tilling with water from
the Colusa Basin.
A heavy wind
caused waves which battered away
the embankment. Twenty-five thou
sand acres of growing grain that
would have made a heavy yield will be
Probably not more than
1,000 acres will remain out of water.
Dredgers are trying to stop tho flood.
Japan Cuts Duties for Britain.
Ixmdon The new Anglo-Japanese
commercial trreaty which was ratified
at Tok io provides for largo reductions
in the rates of the new Japanese
tariff on the chief British textile and
metal imports in Japan. Specialities
in Japanese manufacture will continue
to be admitted to the United Kingdom
duty free. The treaty will remain in
force 12 years.
Washington, April 6.
Violating second congress met in extraordinary
several precedent», LaFollette b«l«y mmsion today,
_. What the session will
introduced a resolution in the senate
bring forth, or when it will adjourn,
for a new investigation of the Lorimer
were matters of conjecture here.
it is contrary to precedent to reojx-n 1 The Democrats took possession of
a case of this kind once decided, It the house and put Champ Clark in the
is also contrary to precedent to speaker's chair. In his speech ac
name the members of the investigat cepting the honor he warned the Dem
ing committee on the resolution ap- ocratic members that the eyes of the
|x»inting it. It is a further violation country were upon them; that the
of precedent to appoint only new mem- party was on trial, and that it had an
bets of th« senate on such a commit- [opportunity for the first time in 16
years to prove its worthiness for a
La Follette proposed that the com still higher ex reunion of confidence.
Throughout the day the shadow of
mittee be composed of Works, ot Cal-
ifornia; Townsend, of M ichigan ; Mc- the coming presidential fight hovered
Loan, of Connecticut; Kern, of In- about the caitol, and there is no ques
Of tion but that the maneuvers for polit
diana, and Pomerene, of Ohio,
these the first two are insurgents, , the ical advantage will play an important
last two Democrats and Melman is a part in the affairs of the house and
regular. It is understood they were senate in the next few months.
William J. Bryan, of Nebraska, and
selected at an insurgent conference.
The resolution recites the action of ( Governor Harmon, of Ohio, were
the senate last session, when a re«olu- ing figures on the Moor of the house,
tion to declare the seat of Senator Had Governor Woodrow Wilson been
HE Roosevelt dam, near Phoe ture In connection with this project,
the list of _ generally accepted
Lorimer vacant because of alleged present,
nix. Arts., which was recently a vast amount of other engineering
corruption of the Illinois legislature Democratic presidential possibilities
put Into service with a celebra work has been going on at the asm*
which had elected him, was defeated. would have been complete.
tion at which Colonel Roosevelt time. Many miles below the big dam
The senate’« opening wan sedate as
The resolution recites:
»1» the guest of honor. Is the another structure of concrete was
And while the leadership of
“It appears from the published re- usual,
k«ystone of one of the greatest built
Irri across the river to turn th*
ports of the proceedings of the said the upper branch remain* in Republi-
Illinois state senate committee, that can hands, the change in the person- gation projects ever built. The dam stream flow Into two huge canal*
witnesses who were not called and nel was almost a« marked as in the Itself is one of the largest In the which with their laterals have a total
length of more than 350 miles. Thl*
sworn by the committee of this «en-:house. Aldrich. Hale, Beveridge and world.
The lake the dam creates is said to dam Is 29 feet In height and 1,000 feet
ate appointed to investigate
aaid others of both the regular and progres
be the largest artificial body of water long. The canals will cover 190,000
charges, have apjieared before the said sive factions were missed.
President Taft’s message, dealing In the world. Behind tbe dam, when acres of fine land in the valley and by
comrnitte of the Illinois state senate
and on being interrogated, have given with Canadian reciprocity, will be read the lake Is full, will be 61.000.000,000 pumping with electric power an addU
The Dem- gallons of water. This quantity of tlonal 50,000 acres will be Irrigated.
in>|s>rtant material testimony tending in congress tomorrow.
Especial interest attaches to this
to prove that $100,000 was corruptly; ocrats of the house, however, have water, tn Irrigation terms, is 1,300,000
expended to secure the election of formuated an ambitious program, acre-feet, or enough to cover 1,300,000 project not alone because of the mag
William Lorimer to the United States which includes the revision of sched- acres with one foot of water. There nitude of its structures but especially
ules of the Payne-Aldrich tariff laws. are about 240.000 acres to be irrigated because of the reason that It will re
The fight will begin at the outset.
Republican leaders of the senate by water from tbe dam. so there al store to agriculture a vast area ot
for the Lorimer senators will move to have announced there shall be no tariff ways will be water in plenty and to desert which was densely populated
In an age forgotten by a race which
refer the resolution to the committee legislation. They declare they are spare.
on privileges and elections, of which not alarmed at the threat of the Dem-
About seventy mile* northeast of has vanished utterly, Some of the
Dillingham, a Lorim’er man, is chair- ocrats to hold back reciprocity until ' Phoenix, Ariz., the Salt River runs. prehistoric canals are utilized today
man, in the hope that it will be action is secured on tariff bills. This I through a deep and narrow gorge. in this modern system.
j difference promises soon to bring the [ Across this gorge the Roosevelt dam
The total investment of the govern-
two branches into conflict. A legisla- was built, a wedge-shaped wall of ment in Salt River valley will exceed
Waahington, April 5.
President tive deadlock is predicted, and the masonry 284 feet high, 168 feet thick $9,000,000, yet this Investment doe*
I aft transmitted to congress a m**- length of the session seems to depend and 200 feet wide at the base, 20 feet not entail the permanent loss of a
urging early action on the recip- ,,n ylow )<,ng the Democratic house will thick and 1,000 feet wide at the top. single dollar from the United State*
rocity agreement with Canada,
bombard the Republican senate with
Located In a canyon heretofore ln- treasury. The government hqlds a
said that he sent this message i •n j . general legislation bill*.
the construction of this mortgage on all the land which will
ference to popular sentiment and in
3 j From a political standpoint it is dam Involved many problems and be watered which obligated the own
duty to the great masses of the Amer- likely that one of the most import- taxed the Ingenuity of the builders to ers to repay In not less than ten years
ican people. The message follows:
ant things the
Democratic house will [ the utmost. First a broad highway the entire sum expended by the Unit
”1 <> iris H.-nate sod House ot H«pre-
order an investigation of was built. For 20 mile* this traverses ed States. Salt River valley is semi-
sen tat Ives: i traMmlttsit to tn« mxty-
first Center*»« on January Z* last, th» the departments and branches of the a trackless desert and then for 42 tropical in climate. Its products ar*
last of the reciprocity trade agreement ' governmennt service.
singularly like those of Egypt Her*
winch had been negotiated under my say there have been no such investi- miles the road was literally carved
from canyon walls or blasted from the the orange, lemon, lime, pomel. fig
dlreotlon by the Secretary of State with
the representatives of the Dominion of Rations for -.0 years, and that a sav- I steep sided mountains. It Is one of and date trees flourish, also almonds,
I ing to the people will resulL
1 the most remarkable highway* tn the peaches, cherries and other fruits tn
"Till» agreement was the consumma
The house session was devoted to world, opening up to the tourist a abundance. Alfalfa, corn. oats, barley
tion of earnest effort, extending over
the work of organization. The adop country of unrivaled grandeur and and wheat yield enormous crops. All
a period of nearly a year, on the part
>f both governments to effect a trade tion of the new rules was put over un beauty and making easy of acce** kinds of vegetables and small fruit*
arrangement which, supplementing as til tomorrow.
The Republicans will , some of the beet preserved cliff dwel- are grown here and by reason of early
it did. the amicable settlement of vari make their first fight on these.
They lings In the southwest.
I ripening command fancy prices in
ous questions of a diplomatic and po
litical character that had been reached, resent the action of the Democrats in
In prosecuting It* work the govern eastern and western markets. Th*
would niutuully promote commerce and increasing the membership committees
ment engaged In many activities. An live-stock industry is a permanent one
would strengthen the friendly relations without increasing the percentage of
| Immense power plant was Installed and thousands of horses, cattle, sheep
"The asr- < ment In Its Intent and the
I near the dam site. A cement mill with and bogs are annually marketed her*.
The Republican insurgents in the a daily capacity of 500 barrels was Ostrich farming has grown rapidly un
terms was purely economic and com-
merclal W hlle the general subject was house indicated their purpose to act
til today there are 7.500 of these bird*
under discussion l>y the commlesloners. independently by declining to vote for built and has turned out 340,000 bar
rels at a saving of more than $615.000. in the valley, producing several hun
I felt assured that the sentiment of tho
people of the I'nlted Slates was such Mann for speaker, and by giving their The dam contains 340,000 cubic yards dred thousand dollars' worth of feath
that they would welcome a measure support to Cooper of Wisconsin.
! of masonry and 4,000,000 barrels of ers each year.
which would result tn the Increase of
The insurgents gained a member
For many years parts of the desert
trade on both sides of the boundary when Aikin of New York, elected as I cement To have bought this cement
line, would open up tho reserve pro
and had it shipped by rail to the near around Phoenix have been irrigated.
Canada to the an "independent Democrat” and here eet railroad point and
hauled by But the Salt river, which supplied th*
great mass of our own consumers I on tofore carried on the Democratic roils,
water, at flood times brought more
advantaKeous conditions, and at the cast his lot with them and chose a wagon to the dam site would have
greatly Increased the cost, so the en than the farmers could use and In dry
same time offer a broader outlet for
seat on the Republtean side.
times much less. To save the water
tho excess product of our farms and
Berger of Wisconsin, the only So gineers built a mill and made the ce for use is the purpose of the Roose
many of our Industries.
Details reKardliiK a negotiation of cialist in the house, voted "present"
would have cost. A sawmill was built velt dam. from behind whose solid
this kind n.c.ssarily could not be made in the speakers IF p balloting.
masonry the water will be sent down
to cut all the timber needed.
pending. When, however, the full text chose a seat on the Republican side.
to the valley as the needs of the land
The drawing tor seats attracted in
of the aitrreni' nt, aceomprnylnir corre
demand. From the reservoir the wa
spondence and data. « xplainlnK both Its terest.
Because of their large major grew up the town of Rooeevelt with a
purpose and Its scope, became known ity it was necessary for 30 Democrats population of 3,000, its sole support ter flows down the Salt river bed un
through the message
being the $9,000,000 the government til it emerge« from the foothills. Ther*
transmitted to Congress, It was lmme- to pre-empt a strip of seats on the Re-
spending to complete the huge the Granite Reef dam. a long concret*
Four of these are com
dlately apparent that the ripened fruits publican side,
Now that the dam is prac wall across the river bed—38 feet
of tin- ear. lol labors of the commis mittee chairmen, while four others are
sioners met with widespread approval |
tically complete the town Is dwindling high—turns the water into the canals,
This npproval has been strenKthcned i
in population and soon the last ves tn which it flow* as far as 30 mile*
by further consideration c.
-------- ; tee on ways and means and committee
tige of it will disappear beneath tile on its way to the farthest fields be
of the au reenunt tn all their partlcu- 1 on committees.
I When the Republicans found it ne- slowly rising waters of the lake.
Vast potentialities for the produo
has developed show’s that
The work of the Roosevelt dam was
national scope Is fully appreciated
tion of foodstuff await the coming of
1 their section was known as the Chero-
Is responsive to the popular will.
"The House of Representatives of
strip, Burleson. of Texas, today was In a wild, Isolated spot among the water. No richer land is found
anywhere. It produces all the crops
the «1st Congress, after the full text' christened
the. Democratic section on rugged mountains and first of all it
of the arrangemenL with all the de- J
of the temperate sone and some of
tails In regard to the different pro- ’
| from the railroads to the site and a the subtropical ones as well. Already
visions, had been laid before It, as they handle.”
power canal. 20 miles long, which cost the oranges of Phoenix are famed for
were before the American
passed a bill confirming the agreement
$790,000. These, with the sawmill, the their toothsomeness. and the time
STEEL TRUST BID LOWEST.
as negotiated and as transmitted to
refrigerating plant, the water works, probably will not be long till the date*
electric light plant, the machine of the temple and the oUves of Mesa
"This measure failed of action In the Corporation Gets Contract for Build
Senate. In my transmitting message
the rock crushing plant, the va will be spoken of.
ing Six Panama Emergency Dam*.
of January 2« I fully set forth the
The works at the Roosevelt dam
rious building*, cost nearly $2.000,000
character of agreement and emphasised
Washington — The United States before a stone was laid in tbe dam. will develop 26.000 horsepower, Part
It« appropriateness and necessity as a
Steel . corporation
was . the - lowest bid- Two farms were operated to supply of this will be used to irrigate 50,000
response to me
the mutual nwua
people of the two countries, as well • • tier for the construction of six emer- provisions for the camp and forage acres which are above tbe level of the
Its common a<1vant»*es. I now lay that gency dams to be erected on the Pana- for the livestock.
Domestic water gravity canal, requiring that the wa
and th. reciprocity trade ma canal.
Bids for this work were supply was piped from springs several ter shall be lifted. Another portion of
agreement as part of the present me»- ;
opened at the Isthmian canal commis J miles distant. Nearly 600 Apache In the available energy will be utilised
»ng» before the *-<i Congress. and |
BKain Invite earnest attention to the sion offices here.
dian* were employed for several to pump water from the wells for the
The steel company’s bid was $2,- years as laborers. A telephone line Pima reservation. In addition, there
consideration therein expressed.
”1 am constrained. In deference to 238,987, while the bid of the McClin
more than 100 miles long and a power is a surplus, which has already been
popular sentiment and with a realiz
tock-Marshall Construction company, transmission line 75 miles long were leased under contract to light the city
ing sense of tny duty to the great mass
of our people, whose welfare Is In of Pittsburg, were $40,000 higher. I both constructed and have been in op of Phoenix; and more power will soon
volved. to urge on your consideration The third bid by the Pennsylvania eration for some time.
be available from the same source for
enrly action on thia agreement.
Steel company was $165,000 higher
supplying light and power to farm
"In concluding the negotiations, the
than the lowest bid.
of the been the most Important single struo houses throughout the valley.
representatives of the two countries
bound themselves to use their utmost emergency dams will be located at
Tunnel Bill is Passed.
tariff the Miraflores locks, -two at Gatun
hanges provided for In the agreement 1 and - two at - —
Denver The house, by a vote of 35 < by
concurrent legislation at Washing
ayes to 30 nays passed the Moffat tun ton and Ottawa.
Taft Defers Tariff Board Bill.
nel bill. The measure now goes to
"1 have felt It my duty, therefore,
the senate. The bill authorizes the not to acquiesce In relegation of action
Washington President Taft has de
until the opening of the Congrees in
state to issue bonds to tho amount of , .. .December
I T < r lit ■ i .but to use
X < ■ 11 I I » m I • > i|,i I cided to concentrate his attention up
$4,000,000 to be used in the construe- prcrogntlve and convoke the 62<l Con- on reciprocity with Canada, and it was
tion of a tunnel through the Rocky Kress In extra session In order that indicated at the start that he will not
Mountain range at James peak. The there shall be no break of continuity attempt to secure a permanent tariff
considerlnK and acting upon this
tunnel! will be used by the Denver, In
i commission at the special session of
most Important subject.”
Northwestern & Pacific. The road
Washington. April 4.—The Sixty- i He told callers he had come to the
is to put up a bond guaranteeing the
state against loss.
conclusion that the proper time to ask
Williams Gets Ambition.
congress for a permanent tariff board
Unions Fight Guard Laws.
Washington, April 7.—John Sharp would be at the beginning of a regu
Helena, Mont. — Labor unions of Williams, the new junior senator from lar session.
Montana will begin Monday to circu Mississippi, has succeeded in a life
late petitions calling for a referendum time ambition.
He has the seat in Initiative Decision to Be Published.
Washington Senator Brown of Ne
election to determine whether the mil the senate which was occupied by Jef
itary law enacted at the last session ferson Davis, the president of the braska. secured an order in the senate
shall remain on the statute books. Confederacy. The desk still bears the to print, as a public document, the de
The law puts the national guard on bayonet marks made by the Union cision of the Supreme court of Oregon
the footing required by the Federal soldiers during war times in an effort in the case of Frank Kiernan against
authorities. It will be the first time to destroy it.
The bayonet stabs the City of Portland, involving the le
the referendum has been invoked since were filled with putty, but are easily gality of the Oregon initiative and
hw / cm thc oam
it waa made four years ago.