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A n sw e re d Letters, but C o p ie s o f A n
sw e rs N o t Found.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 1».— Re
duced to the form of affidavits and of
documents, the authenticity of which
have been proved In legal proceedings,
revelations concerning the wholesale
plundering of the rights of stockholders
in the Northern Pacific railroad are
about to be presented before Attorney
General Bonaparte. A t the time of the
Northern Pacific railroad, Brayton Ives
then a prominent New York banker
wras the president of the old company
In F'ebruary of 1890 Mr. Ives, as
president of the Nothein Pacific, ap
pointed from his board of directors a
lom m ltiee,’
claiming authority to proceed with the
work of reorganization. Morgan & Co
were not only reorganization managers
contracting with themselves as syndi
cate managers, but they were also syn
dicate subscribers, and thus appeared
in a tbree-fold capacity, being joined
as syndicate subscribers with Mr. Ives
and other directors of the old Northern
Millions of dollars
were collected In assessments leviod
upon the stockholders of the old North
ern Pacific company, which it was
thought by the public were to be used
to rehabilitate the company.
Instead of being so appropriated they
were gathered in and divided among
the syndicate as commissions at d pro
fits. This is one the of features of the
"sell-out” of the old Northern Pacific
company and I b one of the many amaz
ing things connected with this remark
able reorganization for which a com
plete investigation is being demanded
of the authorities at Washington.
Washington, Match 15.— Evidence
decidedly damaging to Binger Her
mann was introduced by the govern
ment today in the trial of the ex-lund
commissioner for destruction of 35 let
terpress copybooks, alleged to have
contained official correspondence.
Charles L. Dubois, chief of survey di
vision; D. C. Sherman, formerly Her
mann’ a financial clerk, and John 8.
W ile, another clerk in the land office
all identified several letters taken from
the tiles of the land office, all pertain
ing to government business and all
dorsed od the buck, “ answered by
They all agreed that ibis endorse
ment signified that Hermann himself
dictated the replies and that his
swers were press-copied in what were
known as the commissioner’ s “ person
a l” letter-books. I t was also brought
out by the government that careful
search through the letter-books now
the land office failed to discloee copies
of the answers to these particular let
ters, thereby strongly intimating that
the letters must have been copied in
the books destroyed by Hermann as
charged in the indictment, and that
the hooks, therefore, contained official
No stronger evidence in support of
indictment has heretofore been given
during the protracted trial. In fact
most of the evidence Bubiniitted up to
this time lias been designed to show a
motive for the destruction of the books
and had no direct bearing upon the
actual charge contained in the indict
ment. Today’s evidence is very strong
in support of the indictment, and while
it is circumstantial, yet leaves little
doubt in the minds of those who have
followed the case that Hermann’s so-
called “ private” letter-books in fact
contained much correspondence relat
ing to the business of his office.
G e n e ra l
A s k e d to
N o rth e rn P a cific S c a n d a l.
BST A C A D A
P O IN T A G A IN S T H E R M A N N .
P L U N D E R E D B Y H IL L -M O R G A N
The Estacada News
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
ti a (Mamed Firn hr Oar
h e Beiden
A Raaum* o f th* Loot Important but
N ot Losa Interesting Events
o f tho Past Weak.
Salvador bar joined Honduras against
Harr ¡man has bought the Salt Lake
railroad from the Clark syndicate.
A New Mexico grand jury has indict
ed six corporation employes for land
President Ripley, of the Santa Fe.,
says Roosevelt is to blame for the anti
The fisheries agreement between the
United States and Great Britain is be
ing discussed by the house of commons
Germany and Austria are said to
have changed front and now favor dis
cussion of disarmament at The Hague
There are signs that Roosevelt and
the railroad presidents w ill reach an
understanding on the new laws, the
latter showing a stronger desire to
The Nebraska land thieves who have
been on trial for some tim e have been
R O C K E F E L L E R M A K E S W IL L .
found guilty and sentence to pay a tine
of $1,500 each and remain in jail a
P la n s to G ive A n Im m e n se F ortun e to
U s e o f the Public.
Sylvester R. Rush, of Nebraska, has
New York, March 19.— The Herald
been appointed a special aasitant to the
United States attorney general. He has w ill tomorrow suy that according to a
a reputation of being as ruthless a pros member of John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s
bible class, and who is also a personal
ecutor as Heney.
friend of John D. Rockefeller and in a
Thaw is almost certain to go to the position to know of his affairs, the lat
aaylum whether acquitted or convicted. ter proposes to make a princely gift to
An Illin ois woman w ill organize an New York City. It will nmount to at
I t will be partly
army of drunkards’ wives to carry local least $50,000,000.
charitable and [>artly educational. The
Herald will add:
President Roosevelt is said to be back
“ This man Baid that when Mr. Ruck
of a move to start a boom for Taft for efeller was conferring with his son at
Lakewood, N. J., a fortnight ago, the
President Roosevelt has appointed a meeting was not for the purpose of dis
commission on the improvement of cussing any immediate gift, but was on
the subject of Mr. Rockefeller’s will,
which document the oil king was then
Attorney General Thompson, of Ne completing with the aid of his son and
braska, says the new 2-cent passenger his lawyers. It was said that this doe
rate law is constitutional.
umerit w ill astonish the world when it
Germany and Austria have combined is made public.
to oppose consideration of disarmament
It will, it is declared, give no less
at The Hague peace conference.
than $250.000,000, for charitable and
educational purposes, and it will lie so
Governor Johnson, of Minnesota,
bestowed that the benefit therefrom
proposes a conference of government
will almost be perpetual.
and state officials on railroad laws.
The reclamation service has sus
R a ts W a r on the Atlantic.
tained Engineer Ross, of Idaho, saying
London, March 19.— Herr Bullin, di
the charges are the result of work by
rector general of the Hamburg-A meri-
can Bteamship line, who Is here attend
The flood loss at Pittsburg is expected ing the shipping conference, today said
to reach at least $10,000,000, and many there was every likelihood of a renewal
other towns in the path of the high of the rate war for the North Atlantic
water are reporting losses proportion trade with the Cunard line. W ithin a
ately as high. A t Wheeling, W . Va., fortnight he expects to see a decision
18 people have lost their lives.
one way or the other. Further Herr
Tillm an says third term w ill be the Ballin declared the German lines had
a working agreement with the W hite
issue in 1008.
Star line, and that all possibility of
An Austlran officer predicts an Am ei- friction, owing to the removal of that
ican-Japanese war and American defeat. line to Southampton, had now been ob
The Interstate Commerce commission viated.
la after the coal roads of Illinois and
Y e llo w F ever In P o rt.
Galveston, Tex., March 19.— A case
London woman suffragists declare of yellow fever was discovered aboard
themselves ready to wear short hair to the British steamship Basil, which ar
win their cause.
rived in poit Saturday afternoon nine
The ca e
The G. A. R. national encampment days out from Para, Brazil.
w ill be held at Haratoga, N. Y . , the was conveyed to the 8t. Mary’ s infir.n-
ary, where the patient died Sunday,
week of September 0.
and a postmortem examination corr ifl
In a clash between American troops
ora ted the antemortem diagnosis. Toe
and Cuban rural guards at Satnta
ship was placed under guard and thnr-
Clara, Cuba, five were seriously in
oughly fumigated by the state quaran
tine authorities, so as to destroy all
Oklahoma’s constitution hus been lurking mosquitoes, and towed out by
completed. The initiative and referen the pilot boat into Bolivar roads.
dum and direct primary laws of Oregon
have been copied.
R e p o r ts M a s s a c r e o f J a w s.
New York, March 19.— A Jewish
Roosevelt has demanded Harriman’s
deposition and his backers w ill take morning paper tonight received the fol
away control from him so he w ill lose lowing cablegram from Podihilo, near
Jassack, Romnania: “ Terrible massa
all his railroads.
cre since last Thursday. Town totally
The railroad presidents have con destroyed. A ll the Jewish population
cluded the] have no mandate to present are ruined and houses pillaged. We
to the president and ha vs decided they ask help— Marcus Getzel, Elias Solo
want to obey the law.
mon, Hlijen Hterberg.” The names
The Japanese agreement has lieen signed to the cablegram are snid to be
carried out In Han F'ranciact and Wash those of leading merchants of Podihilo.
It is a place of about 0,000 inhabitants,
4,000 of whom are Jews. It is only
Dowie’s funeral sermon, written by 30 miles from Kisliineff.
himaelf, cursed hia enemies.
H arr ¡m an w ants railro ad s excepted
from H herm an anti-trust law .
Finland has just held its first elec
tion under universal suffrage.
So great has been the Japanese im
migration through El Paso, Tex., that
Mexicans have been displaced by the
br >wn men after assisting them to en-
te this country.
Schraits and Ruef, the San Francisco
grafters, have lost every point so far in
D is c u s s T ru st P ro b le m .
New York, March 19.— The National
Civic Federation which caller! the trust
conference of 1899 in Chicago, has de
cided, it was announced today, to ar
range for another conference of the
same nature to consider that probem in
its latest aspects, especially the ques
tion of Federal and state regulation of
the corporations and the question of
operation of the Hherman anti-trust
law. It is proposed to hold this con
ference in May.
The total deaths due to the disaster
F i r e s G a ls S w s e p s Bay.
on the French warship Jena has now
Han Francisco, March 19.— A fierce
south and southeast gale swept the
l » y today, which drove small cralt to
Speaker Cannon and other member*
shelter, caused vessels in the stream to
of the congiessional party at Panama
seek positions of safety and made the
express surprise at the amount of work
furry steamers roll unpleasantly. Out
that has been done on the canal.
ride the heads the gale raged with a
Homer Davenport w ill semi one of velocity of 50 miles an hour, and the
Ms Arabisn hones across the continent seas ran high. Several vessels were
to prove the strong enduring powers of compelled to put back, owing to the
that breed. A cousin of the cartoonist rough condition of the weather.
w ill ride the animal.
Torpedo Beat la Rammad.
Ex-Senator Burton, of Kansas, w ill
Ajaoico, France, March 19.— During
Mwbably stay in jail an extra month
Daranae of his inability to pay his fine the maneuver* last night without lights
the torpedo boat destroyer Epee ram
med torpedo t*art No. 203. A ateam-
Paper manufacturers throughout the pipa on the laat named veeael bunt,
country w ill advance the price oi their killing two men and mortally injuring
another. The Epee towed the torpedo
boat ashore, where ahe waa beached.
Roosevelt has told Governor Gillette
that legislation by California w ill pre
Japan Adds 24 Regiments.
vent Japanese exclusion.
Toklc, March 19.— In pursuance of
Fifteen passengers on a Los Angeles the program to increase armatments, 34
trolley car were badly injured by a infantry regiments have been organ
Southern Pacific engine striking the ised, mainly concentrateli in Northern
bias. The main base w ill be Kurunie.
C A N N O T C O L L E C T PO LLTAX.
Attorney G e n eral P a s s e s on
o f P ro c e d u re .
P R IZ E S F O R E S S A Y S .
Validity S o n s ot A m e ric a n Revolution W an t E s
sa y s F r o m P u p ils o f O r e g o n .
Salem— Attorney General Crawford
has tiled'his opinion in the validity of
the polltax collection with District
Attorney John H. McNary, upon a re
quest from the latter. House bill 325,
which passed the last legislature, re
pealed sections 3041 and 3142 of Bellin
ger & Cotton’ code, which abolishes the
$1 polltax law of 1854 and amended
in 1870 to exempt firemen from the
polltax roll. The act of 1885 and sub
sequent amendatory acts providing for
tiie state revenues cover the entire
ground of the section enacted in 1854,
providing that state revenues shall be 5
mills on the dollar of all taxable prop
erty and in addition to the $1 polltax.
The attorney general holds that after
the repealing act goes into effect on
May 25 the polltax cannot be legally
collid e d ; that the assessment would
not have the validity of a judgment un
til it is entered on the roll. As the
roll would not lx- made up befoie the
ad takes effect, the assessor would have
no fuitber authority to collect the tax
or make up the roll, and^that there
no authority in future for sheriffs to
eolleet the tux.
Plan to F inance N o rm al.
Salem— The maintenance of the Mon
mouth State Normal school has revert
ed to the shoulders of the board of-re-
gents. Under the provision made by
them at a meeting here, a regular state
ment of the contingent expenses, as
well as the payrolls, will be filed with
the secretary of state, as heretofore, and
several banks have agreed to advance
the money on them, requiring an as
■ignment of the payrolls over to them.
The members of the board will individ
ually stand responsible for tlie payment
of the hypothecated securities.
was practically the only course they
could follow, as there are no funds
available by the state, and Governor
Chamberlain could not take any steps
towaids securing assistance, even if lie
were so disposed.
Tne Oregon society of the Sons of
American Revolution offers prizes to
the pupils of the public schools of the
state of Uregon, for essays on subjects
connected with our war for independ
ence. Prizes of $30 and $20 will be
given for the first and second best essay
respectively, written oil any of the fol
“ Joseph Brant and
the Indians of the Revolution,” “ Pub
lic Schools as a Means of Americanizing
the Children of Aliens,” “ Separation
of Church aud State in America.”
The essays are limited to three thous
and words each, must be written in the
student’s own handwriting on one side
only of the paper, ami accompanied by
a certificate of the writer’s teacher,
stating that the writer is a pupil in
designated’ class, and that the teacher
believes the essay to be the pupil’s own
The essay must be
signed by the wiiter, giving also his or
her postoffice address. They should be
forwarded to Mr. A. M. Smith, Fenton
building, Portland, Oregon, and should
reach ttieir destination not later than
the 25th of May, 1907.
In awarding these prizes the commit
tee w ill he governed by considerations
of: Originality, accuracy of statement
manner ot treatment, orthography, syn
tax and punctuation. These prizes are
offered to encourage love of our country
and the study of its history.
Additional information may lie ob
tained by writing to General Thomas
M. Anderson, care of The Buckngham,
C r o p O u tlo o k G o o d .
Milton— Far ners in this section of
Umatilla county are very optimsitic
over the prospect of a bumper wheat
and barley crop this coming season.
The fall was an ideal one in regard to
rainfall, there being plenty of moist
ure in the ground before the setting in
cf winter weather. The snowfall in
the mountain districts this year has
been unusually heavy, thus conserving
the water supply for the suummer
months. W ith the supply already pro
duced by the thawing out on the low
N o E n cam p m e n t T h is Y ear.
Salem—Governor Chamberlain has lands or light soil districts, it leaves
been officially notified by the W ar de little question as to the adequate sup
partment of the abandonment of the ply of moisture.
regular army annual encampments, on
E le ctric Line at M ilto n .
account of so many of the men lieing in
Milton— The Walla W alla Valley
Cuba, and the large number that will
Traction company now has its tracks
lier required to go to the Jamestown
laid down to the head of Main street
The department, how
in this city, and it w ill ire only a few
ever, rails attention to the fact that
lays when there will be hourly service
during one week to ten days in July,
between this city and W alla W slla,
camps of instruction for coast artillery
Wash. This will be a great benefit to
will bo held, ami the members of the
Milton and vicinity, and w ill material
Oregon National Guard are invited to
ly aid the already rapid growth of Mil
Assistant Secretary of
ton. This city is now in a very pros
War Oliver asks that preparations tie
perous condition; all the principal
made, together with a list of men who
streets are being brought to proper
intend to attend, and foiwardtd to the
grade, and many changes for the better
have recently taken place.
There w ill
soon be a $15,000 hotel erected.
B o a r d o f S h e e p In sp e c to rs
Salem— Governor Chainlierlaln has
named the new state beard of sheep
commissioners. The new officials are:
First district— W illiam II. Steusloff,
¡•Salem, term of two years; district em
biaees Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook,
Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas
Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Linn, Benton,
Lincoln, Lane, Coos, Douglas, Curry
Josephine and Jackson counties.
Second district— Thomas Boylun, An
telope, term one year; district compris
es Wasco, Crook, Lake and Klamath
Third district— Dan P. Smythe, Pen
ticton, term three years; district coni
prises Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Grant,
Wallowa, Baker, Harney und Malheur
F la n t B ig L u m b e r M ill.
M A Y P R O M O T E IM M IG R A T IO N .
G o ve rn m e n t W ill N o t Interfere W ith
M o v e m e n t o f So u th e rn Sta te s.
Washington, March 15.— Informa
tion received today renders it clear
that the immigration authorities, as
one result of the several conferences re
cently held, in which the president,
Secretary Straus, Attorney
Bonaparte, Commissioner of Immigra
tion Sargent and prominent men of the
South have participated, will interpret
the existing immigration law as it v
interpreted in the South Carolina case.
The uttorney general has held that the
immigrants landed at Charleston, S. C .,
last November, are legally in the coun
try. They were induced to come to
America by authorized agentE of South
Carolina and the passage money for
some, at least, of them was paid by
the state, and others by contributions
of the citizens. Several other Southern
states have decided to seek immigra
R o a d s M u t t File Sc h e d u le s.
Salem— The railroad commission has tion along the same lines as were fol
issued the following important order lowed by South Carolina and it is un
derstood they w ill not be interfered
ffecting all railroad and transportation
companies throughout the state: “ That
the time within which every railroad,
etc. shall print and file with the com
C H A N G E S 'C A N A L B O A R D .
mission its schedulse, as provided in
section 13 of the act creating this com R o o se v e lt Re ceives R e sig n a tio n ! and
mission, be fixed at ten days prior to
A p p o in ts N e w M e m b e rs.
any such schedule taking effect; and
Washington, March 15.— The presi
that all schedules which are to be
effective April 1, 1907, shall be so dent today received the resignations as
printed and filed as provided in said sec members of the Isthmian Canal com
tion. on or before March 20, 1907,
saion of Rear Admiral Endicott,
General C. P. Haines and D.
Horae Fair at Woodburn.
Woodburn— A livestock fair w ill be M. Harrod, to take effect tomorrow
held at Woodburn on March 23.
Six To fill the vacancies he announced the
classes of stallions w ill be on exhibition appointment of John F. Stevens as
— Percheron, Shire, Belgian, Clyde, chairman of the commission to succeed
Standatrd ami Coach. There w ill also T. P. Shonts, and as commissioners
be teams, roadsters, brood mares and Lieutenant Colonel Goethals, Majors
colts. Many blooded horses w ill be in Gaillard and Siehert, C ivil Enginneer
the parade at 2 p. m. The prizes w ill Rosseau, Dr. Gorgas^ and Jackson
be awarded at 10 at. m.
Among the Smith.
Ex-Senator Blackburn w ill have to
prizes is a $25 silver cup, donated by
the Bank of Woodburn for the best await the retirement from the commis
sion of Mr. Stevens about April 1.
horse of all.
Marshfield— C. A. Smith, the wealthy
iimberinan of Minneapolis, Minn., has
arrived on Coos Bay, and in an Inter
view said that work w ill immediately
eminence on the erection of the huge
lumber m ill which, when completed,
w ill give employment to over 2,500
men. W hile reticent regarding specific
plans, Mr. Smith admitted that a steam
schooner is being built that would ply
PORTLAND M ARKETS.
from the lumber mill to Portland and
The schooner w ill
Wheat— Club, 71®72c; bluestem, 73
have a capacity of 1,000,000 feet of ®74c; valley, 70c; red, 09070c.
Oats— No. 1 white, $29; gray, $28.50.
Barley— Feed, $22022.50 per ton;
Empire Mill May Reopen.
brewing, $23; rolled, $23.50@ 24.50.
Rye— $1.4601.50 per cwt.
Marshfield— What is taken as a sure
Corn — W hole, $24.50; cracked,
indication that- Elijah Smith intends to
again operate his large lumber m ill in $22.50 per ton.
Hay— Valley timothy, No. 1, $14®
Empire is the fact that he has had the
Arago hotel reopened. This hotel has 15 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
been idle since the closing down of the $17018; clover, $9; cheat $9 ; grain
lumber mil) some years ago.
It is the hay, $9010; alfalfa, $14.
Butter— Fancy creamery, 32)a®35c
only ho/telry in Elijah Smith’s little
city and is owned by the Southern Ore per pound.
Butter Fat— First grade cream, 33>ye
gon Land company.
been busy for several days repairing the per pound; second grade cream, 2c less
machinery in the m ill.
Poultry — Average old hens, 15c
Hows Succeeds William*.
Salem— Governor Chamberlain has spring, fryers and broilers, 2 O 0 2 2 ^ c;
appointed ex-State Senator W .
A. old roosters 10012c; dressed chickens,
Howe, of Carlton, a memlrer of the 10®17c; turkeys, live, 13015c; tur
state board of agriculture to succeed keys, dYeered, choice, 18*4 ®20e; geese,
Jasper W illiam *, of Alliany, deceased, live, 8e; ducks, 10018c.
Eggs— Oregon ranch, 1 7 ^ 0 1 8c per
and President W . H. Downing, of
Shaw, to succeed himself.
He also re d /on.
A p p le s — Common, 75c®$1.25 per
appointed Dr*. A. C. Smith, of Port
land, Alfred C. Kinney, of Astoria, and box; choice, $1.5002.50.
Vegetables— Turnips, $101.25 per
C. J. Smith, of Pendleton, on the
board of medical examiner*.
Their sack; carrots, $101.25 psi sack; beets,
$1.2501.60 per sack ; horseradish, 7®
term* had expired. -
8c per pound; cauliflower, $2.50 per
dozen; celery, $3.25®3.50 per crate;
La Grand* Saltlsra Rejoic*.
sprouts, 9o; radishes, 30c per dozen;
I a Grande— Two thousand entrymen
asparagus, 10® 12S c P*r pound; thu
in this district, who have been waiting bs rb, $2 26(42.50 per box.
for a month to two years for patents
Onions— Oregon, 75090c per hun
from the government, w ill be affected
by the president’ s recent instruction* | Potatoes— Oregon Burbanks," fancy,
to the geneial land office to expedite $1.35; No. 1 choice, $101.25; com
the issuance of patent*. The local land , mon, 75c®$l.
office is *ix months behind in the work
Veal— Dreesed, 5 ti® 9 e per pound.
here, a great majority of papers being
Beef — Dressed bulls. 3 0 3 Si per
held up ^n Washington.
cows, 6 ® 0c;
M o r a Trout fo r O r e g o n .
Mutton— Dressed, fancy. 10@10»*c;
Oregon City— Two hundred thousand ordinary, 8®9o per peund.
(•Astern brook front have been received! Pork— Dressed, 6 ® 9c per ponnd.
at the Clackamas United States bureau | Hop*— 9<«>1 A- per pound, according
of fisheries station for distribution in , to quality.
Oregon, and 100,000 rainbow trout have j Wool— Eastern Oregon average best,
been received from California. Super- ( 135418c per pound, accord ing to ghrink-
intendent O'M alley has started a sub- age: valley, 20®3.V, according to fine-
station at Eagle Creek for stee I head ness: mohair, choice, 27030c per
E n jo in s N e w C o p p e r Dedl.
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 15.--
Judge Knappen, of the United States
Circuit court, today admitted that yes
terday he issued a restraining order for
bidding stockholders of the CalumetA
Hecla Mining company from holding a
meeting to vote proxies in the Osceola
company, and hearing on an injunction
was set for March 25. Judge Knappen
refused absolutely to discuss the matter.
The action before Judge Knappen was
instituted by Mr. Boynton, attorney for
the Bigelow interests in the Osceola
A d vance in P o sta l S a la rie s.
Washington, March 15.— First As
sistant Postmaster General Hitchcock
has made a compilation showing how
many clerks in postoffices and letter-
carriers will he affeetd by the increased
pay recently provider! for them by con
gress. The additional pay w ill begin
on July 1 next.
The total number of
clerks promoted at that time or as soon
afterwards as they shall have complet
er! a year's service in the grades in
which they are now serving w ill be
19,900. The increase w ill affect 42,-
433 carriers throughout the country.
W ill E n fo rc e 8 -h o u r L aw .
Washington, March 15.— Secretary
Taft has given orders to the engineer
officers of the War department to en
force to the letter the eight-hour law as
applied to public works under their
Jirection. This order, which was is
sued with the permission of the prvei-
lent, will tie far-reaching and. it is pre
dicted, will greatly reduce (he amount
of river and harbor work tlust can be
accomplished under the appropriations
made by the last congress.
S a il to In su ra n c e C o m p a n y .
Milan, March 15.— In the town of
Horsano. near this city, 2,000 persons
were today made homeless by a fire
which destroyed the greater part of the
village. The people were indifferent
to the spread of the flames, because
their property was Insured, and the au
thorities were obliged to force peasants
to work to check the fire.
FLOOD IS RECEDING
Damage at Pittsburg Estimated
Ten tolTventy Millions.
AT LEAST TWENTY LIVES LOST
W h o le B u s in e s s C a n te r o f the S m o k y
C ity is S u b m e r g e d W he n Ice
G o r g e s G o O u t.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 10.— W ith the
rapid receding of the waters in the Mo-
nongabela, Alleghany and Obio rive
conditions are resuming normal pro
The approaches tc the
bridges are now clear of water and
street car service in the flooded district
has been resumed.
At 9 o’ clock last night the river had
fallen almost eight feet. A t that hour
the stage was 29 feet and dropping six
inches an hour.
Ten square miles were inundated.
The loss is summarized as follows:
Loss in output of steel mills, $3,
000 , 000 .
Loss in output of other industries,
Losses in wages of employes, $1,837,
Damage to industrial plants, $2,-
Various other estimates ae being
made, ranging from $10,000,000 to
$ 20 , 000 , 000 .
Reports from numerous
Pennsylvania towns are to the effect
that the flood is subsiding.
The water in this city reached 37
feet at 6 a. in. yosterday, the highest
stage ever recorded. More than 100,-
000 persons were temporarily thrown
out of employment; every transporta
tion company in the city was interrupt
ed; skiffs carried hundreds of people to
their places oi business, and the utiliz
ation of wagons and bosses as convey
ances, which did valuable service, was
discontinued, owing to the Btrenuous
protests by the Humane society.
Twenty fatalities have occurred in
Allegheny county, directly due to high
In a fire that threatened the entire
Mount Washington section c f the city
25 business structures and dwellings
were destroyed or damaged today, caus
ing a loss estimated at $200,000. Many
01 the dwellings were tenements or
apartment houses, and there were many
The structures were mostly of frame
construction and, because of a break in
the water main, the only available fire-
quenching materials were chemicals
from extinguishers and buckets.
Two attempts were made to stop the
flames by dynamiting buildings on
either side, but each time the wreck
age caught fire. It finally burned itself
C O L L U S IO N , S A Y S G R E E N E ,
S u b sta n c e o f Id a h o Irriga tio n
C h a r g e s by In sp ecto r.
Washington, March 10.— Secretary
Garfield is working on a report cent to
his predecessor by Special Agent A . R.
Greene, detailing alleged frauds which
he believes he has uncovered in connec
tion with the construction of the Boise-
Payette irrigation project in Idaliq.
Mr. Greene, so it is reported, alleges
there has been collusion between con
tractors on the Deer Flat reservoir dam
and Reclamation Engineer D. W. Ross,
it being rumored that Mr. Greene
charges that the contractors, in return
for favors shown by Mr. Ross, made
him a present of 12,000 acres of land
Officials of the reclamation service ab
solutely discredit the report, and have
the utmost confidence in Mr. R obb . It
is their belief that investigation w ill
show Mr. Greene to be in errer.
O ffic ia ls
IN I R R I G A T I O N .
i c t o r * in
Su sp e cte d .
Id a h o
Boise, March 13.— Evidences of graft
in the arid land reclamation service of
the government lias been discovered
and is now in possession of the depart
ment of tire Interior at Washington.
Action looking toward u number of In
dictments is anticipated. The princi
pal ev idence, so far as disclosed here,
relates to grafts in Idaho, but it is
said that similar conditions
throughout the service and that officials
in nearly all the Western states where
irrigation work is in progrees w ill have
The Federal grand jury, now in ses
sion here, w ill probably take the mat
ter up, so far as this state is affected,
if the new secretary of the interior,
James R. Garfield, says the word, and
decides to furnish evidence now in bis
possession. Agents oi the depatrment
have been conducting an investigation
for some time. Their discoveries in
Iiiaho are said to typify conditions in
other places, and a reorganization of
the department is said to be in pros
The charges in general are that en
gineers and other officials of the de
partment are “ standing in” with fa
vored contractors in some instances,
and in other instances have thrown out
bids in order to m ike commissions on
the purchase of machinery by the gov
ernment und to profit in other ways.
In Idaho the Boise-Payette irrigation
project ha*8 been under special scrutiny.
Evidence has been secured I »earing
on the rleations of the contracting firm
of Hubbard & Carlson, having head
quarters at Boise, with certain depart
ment officials. It is charged in affi
davits now on file that this firm has re
ceived many special favors and expla
nation has been asked of the reason for
E X P L O S IO N O N W A R S H IP .
F ra n ce
A p p alle d at D is a s te r on
N e w Battleship.
Toulon, March 13.— The powder
magazines on board the French battle
ship Jena blew up at 1:35 o’clock yes
terday afternoon, and as a result Clap-
tain Adigard, commander of the battle
ship; Captain Vertier, chief c f Btaff of
the Mediterranean squadron, and from
70 to 80 bluejackets are dead, while
Rear Admiral Manceron and hundreds
of men are suffering from injuries.
Naval circles are aghast and the public
is stunned by theappailingcatastropbe,
coming so soon after the loss of the
French submarine boat Lutin, in which
16 men met death.
The entire after part of tlie Jena was
blown to pieces. The bodies of the vic
tims were hurled through the air by a
succession of explosions and panic
stricken workmen at the arsenal fled
for their lives from the vicinity of the
drydock. Scores on board the Jena
jumped overboard on the stone quays
and sustained serious injuries.
The primary cause of the accident
was the premature explosion of a tor
pedo. What caused the explosion is
not known, but the powder magazines
of the Jena were set on fire and the re
sulting explosions practically destroyed
what was considered one of the best
vessels of the French navy. The Jena
had just undergone the final construc
tion of ber hull and machinery, the
latter part having been partly over
hauled preparatory to joining the
D A K O T A ’S C R E W
P A ID O F F .
S a ilo r s o f W re c k e d S te a m sh ip to ba
Sen t Hom e.
Yokohama, March 12.— The crew of
the wrecked steamer Dakota has been
The Europeans w ill be
sent to America on the American
steamer Tremont. The Asiatics will
be sent to Hongkong. The majority of
the passengers left here w ill take the
steamer Hiberia. Their hotel and other
expenses were paid by the Gcreat
Northern Steamship company, owners
of the Dakota.
The American consul lias sent $150
to the governor of Chibu prefecture for
distribution among the fishermen who
assisted in the rescue of the American
passengers. No salvage measures have
yet been taken.
An official inquiry has been arranged,
steps having been taken for the preser
N o C o n c lu sio n is Reached.
vation of evidence.
Washington, March 16.— Secretary of the Dakota, is still at the scene of
of the Interior Garfield has received a the wreck, awaiting the decision of the
report from a special agent at Boise, underwriters.
Idaho, relating to alleged irregularities
U n cle S a m to M a k e T o rp e d o e s.
between contractors under the leclam-
aiton service. The secretary has not
Washington, March 13.— Admiral
reached any conclusion regarding the Mason, chief of the naval bureau of
difficulty, and will not adjust the mat ordnance, has completed plans for the
ter until a final conclusion has been construction of a torpedo factory at the
It is understood at the de Newport naval station, and expects to
portment that the difficulty bad its o ri advertise at once for proposals. This
gin in politics and has be«n under in w ill be the first time the government
vestigation by special agents for some has undertaken to make its own torpe
does on a large scale. The new factory
w ill give emploment to at least 200
skilled workmen. It is proposed to
T h re e D ro w n In O h io T o w n .
Zanesville, Ohio, March 10.— Three make every part of the tor|>edo except
Hungarians were drowned here as the the steel flask which contains the com
result of the flood this morning. A pressed air.
score of foreigners were living in a
E x p e c t Re turn o f C a s h .
house that was surrounded by the Mus
kingum river, which overflowed during
Chicago, March 13.— A new field in
the night. When they started to wade the investigation of the subtreasnry
lo land three were caught in the current robbery is being explored by the Fed
and swept out Into the river. Flood eral authorities. It is suggested that
conditions through Muskingum county some banking institution of Chicago
are unprecedented and growing worse needed a large sum to tide over tem
hourly. The Muskingum and Licking porary difficulties, and is responsible
rivers are ont of bonnds in this city and for the disappearance of the $173,000.
doing much damage.
The secret service operatives are work
ing on the theory that the money that
E d w a r d s to B * D e p o se d .
disappeared was borrower! for a day
Pendleton, Or., March 10.— That or two at the instance of a tottering in
Major O. C. Edwards, agent of the stitution by some employe who now
Umatilla Indian reservaton, w ill lose fears to restore it.
his official head as a result of the in
Fatal Fall From Basket.
vestigation conducted by Inspector
Charles L. Davis, is believed in Pen
Eureka, Cal., March 13.— Martin
dleton by everyone at all familiar with Upmall, boatswain of the ill-fated
the course affairs have taken. Before steamer Corona, was killed today while
leaving for Yakima today. Inspector riding in a tram basket from the wreck
Davis announced that an order abolish to the shore. The steel hook holding
ing the office of guardian for all Indian the cable to its anchor on the shore
heirs had been issued.
snapped. Upmall struck against th*
side of the vessel and his skull «a s
fractured. Roberts escaped injury and
A n o th e r N a v a l O ita ste r.
Brest, March 10.— There waa another was swimming ashore when the life
accident to a French warship off this boat, which put out to the reecne,
During torpedo practice ieached him.
th* coast defense ship Fulminant waa
Congressman Arrive at Colon.
struck and seriously damaged on the
water line by a torpedo. Collision mats
Colon, March 13.— The steamer Pan
were at once applied to the vessel's ama arrived today with 53 congress
side and she waa towed into port in a men, who are desirous of inspecting
the werk on the canal.