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The Estacada News
B S TA C / l D A
NEWS OFJHE WEEK
In a Condensed Form (or Onr
A Resume of the Lees Important but
Not Lets Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
The great Paris strike has ended in
Wheat is booming in Chicago and has
gone above the $1 mark.
Employes of all the paper trust’ s
mills have gone on a strike.
A man has been killed in Nevada by
a friend who mistook him for a deer.
Great preparations are being made
for the reception of the battleship fleet
Governor Hughes, of New York, is
preparing for a more vigorous fight
against betting men.
Eastern politicians say Hearst’s In
dependence party has less chance of
winning than the Socialists.
The United States and Great Britain
are to unite and bring pressure to bear
on Belgium for reforms in Congo.
George A. Pettibone, leader of the
Western Federation o f Labor, died in a
Denver hospital as a result of an oper
ation for cancer.
Detective Bums, employed on the
San Francisco graft cases, ids securing
a salary of $625 a month and his 26 as
sistants $150 each.
Harriman says there should be an in
crease in freight rates in order to se
cure good service. He favors a read
justment rather than a general in
The pope will create ten new car
dinals next fall.
The French government is relent
less in its tight against labor rioters.
An immense power has been gained
by Harriman through his alliance with
Roosevelt has reinstated a number
of West Point hazers to be disciplined
by the faculty!
The sultan has appeared on the
streets unattended for the first time
during his reign.
Castro has dismissed all Dutch con
suls and vice-consuls in _ Venezuela
and demands apology for insults.
F, D. Spaulding, a wealthy auto
mobile manufacturer of San Fran
cisco, perished in the Yuma desert.
Suit has been commenced against
the Cleveland Traction company for
violating its charter granted by the
Samuel E. Moffat, an editorial
writer on Collier's magazine, is dead.
He was a nephew of Samuel Clemens
One miner was killed and two fa
tally injured in an explosion of gas
in a coal mine near Scranton, Pa. A
number of men were slightly hurl.
Bryan is busy on his speech of ac
Hot weather set fire to a great coal
pile at Reno, Nev.
Officials of the Philippine railroad
are making arrangements to ex
Dismissals of consuls may cause a
quarrel between the United States and
Reports are being received at
Republican headquarters of babies
named after Taft.
Gould has got money from Harri
man to pay his railroad debts, and lost
control of the Wheeling road.
M. R. Preston will not accept the
Socialist nomination for president
and August Gillhaus has been named.
Panama is afraid the United States
wants to annex the country and
Roosevelt has sent a reassuring mes
Eastern railroads have begun an at
tack on a law passed by the last con
gress limiting the hours of continuous
service of employes.
The Northwestern road has been
buying cars for the rush when the
crops begin to move and expects to
have use for every piece of rolling
There is some talk of Cortelyou
running for governor of New York.
The international peace congress at
London is supported by the king and
Curacoa has sent back sugar from
Venezuela and will use none of Cas
M AN Y F A M IL IE S S E P A R A TE D .
IN V E S T IG A T E HARR IM AN .
Property Loss at Fernie Not Less
Than S 2 ,600,OOO.
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 4.—A special
from Femie, B. C., to the Spokesman-
It is feared that the loss o f life will
reach beyond 100, but there are so
many living people without homes or
shelter or food to be looked after that
up to the present no effort has been
made to ascertain the number of those
who lost their lives.
In the district swept by the flames
there is estimated to have been some
7.000 people. Two thousand of these
people have been sent west to Cran-
brook and Elko, some 1,500 fled from
the flames to the northward and reach
ed Hosmer and other places along the
The Great Northern train took all
the people it could carry up the line,
fighting its way through sheets of
flames before reaching a place of
Scores of families were separated,
husbands not knowing where their
wives and children were, and in some
instances it was ascertained this morn
ing that members of the same family
were in Cranbrook, Fernie and Hos
The lowest estimates of the amount
o f the loss is placed at $2,500,000, and
as nearly as can be ascertained the in
surance carried will amount to some
thing like $1,500,000.
Of the 7,000
people who had been housed yesterday,
3.000 have been taken away. It is es
timated by the committee appointed
that there will be 3,500 who will have
to be furnished with temporary shelter
and food. ________________
Agent for Government at Work on
Chicago, July 31.—Special agents ol
the government are in Chicago trying
to collect evidence to substantiate
proceedings for the disruption of the
Harriman system of railroads upon
the ground that the combination is in
violation of the Sherman anti-trusi
For more than a week Ralph M.
McKenzie, who did a great deal oi
preliminary work in the investigation
which the interstate commerce com
mission made into the affairs of the
Harriman railroads has been industri
ously working among big shippers
with a view to ascertaining how the
Harriman combination has been used
if used at all, to stifle competition and
restrain trade. On Mr. McKenzie's
new calling list are all of the traffic
men of the big industries in the city.
It is not known with what success he
is meeting, but his investigation b
taken as meaning that the “ big stick
has again begun to swing over the
Harriman lines. ,
It is understood that evidence is
desired for use in connection with a
suit to be begun by the government
which will be similar to the Northern
Securities case, which resulted in the
disruption of the Hill merger, so far
as a holding company is concerned.
D E A T H L IS T G R O W S.
Seventy-Four Said to Have Perished
in Destruction of Fernie.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aug. 4.— As a
result of bush fires the town o f Fernie,
B. C., is wiped off the map as a child
cleans a slate. Michel, 14 miles dis
tant, is in flames and the fate of Hos
mer and Sparwood, intervening towns,
is in doubt, they being cut off from
Over 100 lives are known to have
been lost, 74 of them in Fernie.
A territory o f 100 square miles is a
seething mass of flames.
are scattered hundreds o f lumbermen
and prospectors, so that the actual loss
of life will not be known for days.
The properties of the Canadian Pa
cific and Great Northern railways are
destroyed, the bridges and rolling stock
burned so that it is impossible to enter
or leave the burning area.
There is no possibility o f estimating
the loss o f life and property which will
result, for the flames are driven by a
half gale, making it impossible to put
up a fight against their advance.
The conflagration is the greatest
which has ever reached Canada and
ranks only with the San Francisco dis
For the past month forest fires have
been raging in the mountains o f Elk
river valley country, but they have not
been considered serious.
morning a heavy wind sprang up from
the west and early in the afternoon
the flames'appeared over the crest of
the mountains to the west of Femie.
This ran down the mountain side and
before a fire guard could be organized
had entered the town.
F L E E T PA SSES 1 U T U IL IA .
Natives Gaze on Great Battleships at
Suvia, Fiji Islands, Aug. 4.—The
United States Atlantic fleet at 8 p. m.
Saturday was in latitude 15:43 south,
longitude 17:24 west, being distant
from Auckland 1,500 miles. At 6 :30
o ’clock in the morning the fleet chang
ed its formation from line of squadron
to single column, and at 7 o ’clock
passed the end o f eastern end of Tutu-
ilia island, Samoa, and steamed close
in along the coast, giving the people of
the island an excellent view of the
The station ship Annapolis passed
close to the fleet off Pago Pago.
usual honors were rendered.
At 9 o ’clock the fleet resumed its
coarse for Auckland in line of squadron
formation. It had reduced its speed
to nine knots. The weather is fine,
though hot. The collier Ajax arrived
at Suvia today._____________
Dutch Mail is Baried Out.
Willemstad, Aug. 4.— The Dutch
cruiser Gelderland arrived here today
from La Guira, Venezuela. Her com
mander declares that he sent a boat
ashore at La Guira with an officer and
was refused communication with the
shore. The authorities there, he says,
declined to accept the letter bags and
an official communication to the Ger
man minister who is in charge of Dutch
interests in Caracas. He reports also
that Venezuela is preparing her forces
for a defense of the country.
believed Holland will take some action.
Gould has raised needed money to
pay off his railroad indebtedness with
Cars of Coal' on Fire.
out surrendering control.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 4. The Great
The American car in the New York- Northern officials have received word
to-Paris race has arrived at Paris, from their division superintendent at
where it received a great ovation.
White Fish, Mont., that 66 cars of
The cashier of a Kenosha, Wis., coal and coke and three bridges belong
bank stole about $6 060 and gives as ing to the company have been destroy
ed by the forest fires at Femie. The
his excuse a desire to get married.
big bridge just west of the depot at
Detective Burns has been sum Femie and No. 3 and No. 4 bridges
moned to answer to a charge of con across the Elk river between Hosmer
tempt in connection with the Ruef and Michel have been wiped out. The
I Canadian Pacific has lost two depots, a
Turkish Liberals are not yet satis , water tank and all of its cars at Fer
fied with the sultan's concessions nie. A hurricane is blowing.
They want corrupt officials removed.
Strikers at Vigncux, France, are
Forced to Run Gauntlet.
fighting with soldiers.
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 4.— Accused
The steel trust reports an improving of wife beating on the public streets,
George Corey, of Terry, a small mining
The typhoon at Hongkong is known camp near here, almost lost his life to
day at the hands of a mob. Corey had
to have cost over 300 lives.
The cashier of a Seattle national been arrested and placed in jail.
bank had his salary raised because of mob quickly formed and broke into the
fidelity to the institution. Later it jail. The man was taken to the high
was discovered that during the past way, where he was forced to run a
seven or eight years he has stolen gauntlet o f men with blacksnake whips.
Many men were in favor o f lynching
The Turkish people will call for
him, but the women prevented this.
clean sweep o f corrupt officials.
Die of Heat in Mine.
The work on the new Fran co-Ameri
Virginia City, Nev., Aug. 4.—Half
can tariff treaty is proceeding rapidly.
a mile beneath the surface o f the earth
Gould admits he would welcome Har- and 8,000 feet from the mouth o f the
r(man’s help in running his railroads. Sutro tunnel, C. Pucillini was discover
A young negro has been burned at ed dead this afternoon with his four
the stake in Texas for an assault on a mules, killed by the heat in the tun
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
G O O D ROADS M E E T.
C A N T S E L L W O R M Y A P P LE S .
Every County in State Will be Repre
sented This Year.
Portland -Nearly every county in
Oregon will be represented at the good
roads conference to be held in Port
land, August 11.
Among the most
distant will be Lake county, which
will send delegates to counsel with the
men from Eastern and Western Oregon
on the best remedies for existing road
County Judge B. Daly, of Lakeview,
has written to the Portland Commer
cial club, assuring the management
that his county will be represented.
"W e have not been saying much, but
we have been up and doing until we
now have 300 miles of as good road9 in
Lake county as can be found in any
county in Oregon.
Lake county, with
its 5,000 acres o f land to every voter,
has already a per capita income of over
$250 per man from the livestock in
dustry alone. When we get railroad
facilities to ship to the markets the
splendid products of our orchards,
farms, mines and forests, then watch
Lake county grow .”
Fruit Inspector Will See That Laws
Are Strictly Enforced.
Salem—County Fruit Inspector Arm
strong states that the state law pro
hibiting the marketing o f wormy and
scaly apples, pears and other fruits,
which was not enforced last year on
account o f the light yield o f fruit in
some sections, will be rigidly enforced
The yield is abundant and there is
no reason, declares the inspector, for
any grower to bring bad fruit to mar
ket. Mr. Armstrong states that the
movement will be state-wide, under
the direction o f the state horticultur
ist, W. K. Newell, o f Portland, and
the distriA commissioners.
S A L E M FIN D S NEW C H E R R Y .
Between Bing and Lambert
Salem.— Salem \cherrygrowers are
all agog over the discovery of a new
variety that promises to be more val
uable than any of the other stable
kinds. The new cherry is known as
the Kalich Giant. It is a cross between
the Lambert and Bing and was origi
nated by a man named Kalich at
Woodlawn, Portland. It is larger
than either the Bing or Lambert anu
in color is between the two. It is
expected to prove very valuable on
account of ripening after the other
leading varieties have disappeared
from the market.
A display of the new cherries in a
store window created widespread in
terest here today.
Open Bids at Klamath.
Klamath Falls— Bids were opened
recently for extension o f the South
Branch canal of the Klamath project.
This work comprises seven miles of
main canal, which will connect the
present canal with the Adams ditch in
the vicinity of Merrill. Two bids were
received for the entire contract, and
other bids were received on schedule
covering portions of the work. The
board of engineers will decide upon
awarding the contract in a few days.
All of the bidders are prepared to rush
Inventory Normal Property.
work as soon as the contract is let, and
in all probability water for the Adams
Salem— At a meeting of the execu
system will be carried through the tive committee of the normal school
board of regents, Secretary C. L. Starr
main canal next year.
was authorized to go to Drain and take
an inventory of the property there be
Homesteaders Ruled Off.
Klamath Falls. — Decisions have longing to the state. This step was
been handed down by the United taken in order that the board o f re
States land office at Lakeview, in ref gents and legislature may know what
erence to several contest cases be is there belonging to the state and the
tween homesteaders and those plac exact situation.
President A. L.
ing timber and stone filings. In each Briggs has also given notice of his
case the homesteaders have lost. In resignation.
It is not known where
the case of O. B. Newton vs. Nell Professor Briggs will go from the
Hoyd-Yaden, homestead entry wak re
fused. on account of the land being Drain school.
heavily timbered and residence not
Superintendents Take Office.
maintained. In this case filing had
been made five years ago, and the land
Salem.—The new county superintend
had been lived upon by claimant and
commutation made, but the patent ents throughout the state took office on
August 3. The change is not made in
had never been issued.
this office on July 1, as in other county
Railroad Accidents in June.
offices, for the reason that the retiring
Salem.—Acording to reports re officer is required to make a report dur
ceived at the office of the railroad ing the month of July covering the last
commission at' Salem, four persons
were killed by the railroads during year of his incumbency. Of the 33
the month of June in this state. No county superintendents, 20 were re
nassengers or employes were in the elected, new officials going in in the
number. Thirteen passengers were in- other 13. E. C. Coad was appointed
iured, one trainman, one yardman, two
other employes, and one other per in the new county of Hood River.
son. One oassenger train was derailed,
two freight trains were derailed
Will Drain Union Lands.
There was one collision between pas
La Grande.—The board of regents of
senger train and one collision between
a passenger train and a freight train the Oregon Agricultural college held a
The summary of accidents for June meeting at Union last week, and steps
is comparatively low.
.vere taken to introduce scientific drain-
ng in this valley, where the lowlands
now worthless, due to excess of
Gobbling Up New Wheat.
Estimates will be invited on
Pendleton Smut has caused the de
training and tiling 100 acres located
struction of two threshing machines in it the experiment farm, near Union,
Umatilla county during the past week, and will thus introduce into this valley
and another was burned, but the origin the first attempt at draining wet lands
of the fire in the third instance is un on scientific plans.
certain. Those who lost machines are:
Isaac Christopher, Frank Brotherton
May Rebuilt Woolen Mill.
and'J. Hudeman. The Christopher and
Albany—Jacob* Bros., owners of
Hudeman machines were blown up by the Oregon City woolen mills, are con
the explosion of smut dust, a fire fol sidering a plan of rebuilding the old
lowing in each instance. The other woolen mill plant in Albany.
machine burned while being moved were here recently inspecting the site
from one field to another.
of the old mill, which was destroyed
by fire in 1904, and announced that
Hop Crop Worth Picking.
they would rebuild the plant and estab
Salem— Salem hopmen do not agree lish a big mill here if local capital
with Joseph Harris that the hop crop would take an interest in the enter
will be larger than the demand and prise.
that the crop will not all be picked.
Dealers interviewed estimate the crop
P O R TL A N D M A R K E T S .
at from 90,000 to 120,000 bales, and
indicate their belief that there will be
Wheat— Club, 86c; red Russian, 84c;
few, if any, growers who will not pick bluestem, 88c; valley, 86c.
their hops. The dealers agree that the
Barley— Feed, $23.50 per ton; roll
crop will be good if the weather contin ed, $269/27;, brewing, $26.
ues favorable. No one will venture an
Oats— No. 1 white, $26.50 per ton;
estimate as to price.
Hay— Timothy, Willamette valley,
Cherries for Tourists.
$14@15 per ton; Willamette valley,
La Grande.—Cherries, the best in the ordinary, $12; Eastern Oregon, $17.50;
land, the being given away at the do mixed. $15; alfalfa, $12; alfalfa,
pot in this city by the boosters, headed meal, $20.
Fruits— Cherries, 2@10c per lb .;
!y "Steam l Tp ’ ’ Pat Lavey, manager
apricots, $1 per crate; Oregon Alex
of the Boost Club. Huge limbs loaded
with cherries, alternated with large ander peaches, 50®76c per box ; prunes,
I oxes of the Very best fruit grown in $email@example.com per crate; Bartlett pears,
l he valley, are at the disposal of trav $1.75 per box; plums, 90c per box.
jlers, and the rush that follows the ■ Berries — Raspberries,
announcement that the cherries are crate; Loganberries, 85c(ij.$l per crate;
eratis is a pleasing sight. Every train black caps, $2.25.
from the East is met anti treated in
Melons—Cantaloupes, $2.509/3 per
this wav. Boost literature is promiscu crate;
ously distributed along with the fruit. pound.
Potatoes— New Oregon, $1.25®1.50
Teachers' Institute Dates.
per 100 pounds; old Oregon, 50c per
Salem__ Tho following dates for an hundred pounds.
nual teachers’ institutes have been set: | Vegetables — Turnips, $1.50 per
Coos county, Myrtle Point. August 18,; sack; carrots, $1.75 per sack; pars
19, 20 and 21; Wallawo county, Enter nips, $1.75 per sack; beets, $1.50 per
prise, August 26, 27 and 28; Wasco sack; beans, 7c per pound; cabbage,
county. The Dalles, October 6, 7 and 8: 2c per pound; com, 30c per dozen;
Columlia eountv. Rainier, October 6 7 cucumbers, $1,00 per box; lettuce,
and 8; Washington county. October 12. head, 15c per dozen; parsley, 15c per
13 and 14; Polk county, Dal'as, Octo dozen; peas, 4c per pound; peppers,
I er 14, 15 and 16; Klamath county 10c per pound; radishes. 12Jic per
Klamath Falls, October 21, 22, 23 and dozen; rhubarb, K<£2c per pound; spin
ach. 2c per pound; tomatoes, Oregon,
$1®1.10 per crate; celery, $1.25 per
Bandon Booklets Out Soon.
dozen; artichokes, 75c per dozen.
Bandon The booklets and other lit
Butter— Extra, 25c per pound; fan
erature ordered by the Bandon Com cy. 24c; choice, 20c; store, 16c.
mercial club will be ready for delivery
Eggs- Oregon, candled, 249£24J^c.
about August 20.
C. H. Warren,
Poultry Mixed chickens, 12J*c per
manager of the Warren Publicity com pound; fancy hens, 139413**c; roost
pany, o f Portland, Was asked to help ers, 9 m 10c; springs, 190420c; ducks,
raise the necessary funds.
Mr. War old, 12c; spring, 14c; geese, old, 8c;
ren and the committee succeeded in goslings. 106411c; turkeys, old, 1804
raising more than was needed and the 19c; young, 209424c.
Commercial club has decided to double
Veal—Extra, 80#8)4c per pound; or
the order to 10,000 booklets.
dinary, 7047 )* c ; heavy, 6c.
Pork— Fancy, 7947 % e per pound; or
Bandon Starts Publicity Campaign. dinary, 6c; large, 6c.
Bandon This city has raised a pub
Mutton— Fancy, 7 H 049c.
licity fund and will exploit the rich re
Hops 1907, prime and choice, 4 H
sources o f the Coquille river valley ® 6 c ; olds. 2 ( 0 . 2 >*e; contracts 9® 10c.
country coal, timber, agricultural,
Wool— Eastern Oregon average best,
etc.. The commercial body and other 10® 16c. according to shrinkage; val
representative citizens donated liberal ley, 150iT61*c; mohair, choice, 18®
ly to the booster fund.
18)** P«r pound.
IM M IG R A TIO N B U R E A U FR AU D
LEAVE IT TO JAPAN
Hill Lines Abandon Ocean Trade
to Nippon Line.
NEED OF WISE LEGISLATION FELT
Hill Says Laws That Help Alone Will
Make American Ucean Carry
ing Trade Possible.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 1.—The an
nouncement that the Hill lines have
ibandoned the marine portion of their
>bare in the trade with Japan and
China, white retaining affiliation with
Japanese steamship lines, came as a
shock to many people of the North
west. According to the chairman of
lie board, James J. Hill of the Great
Northern, it was to be expected.
“ W hy,” exclaimed Mr. Hill, “ our
Pacific trade has been gone for a year.
As long as 15 months ago 1 told them
what was coming.”
Asked if the action of the American
rans-continental roads in withdraw-
ng from the Pacific carrying trade
was due to resentment at the action
)f the interstate commerce commis-
don, Mr. Hill replied:
"Resentment, no. The commission
:annot be blamed for enforcing the
aw. The Pacific trade was given up
jecause it did not pay. America to-
lay has no flag on the high seas, or
night as well not have, for we cannot
;ompete with any other country, and
nust hand the load over to anybody
hat asks for it. The only way for
is to continue in the Pacific trade
would be for the railroads to own
heir own steamers and run them at
a heavy loss.
"W e are not a seafaring nation. We
lave no sailors, though under the
aw Americans must constitute two-
hirds or three-fourths of the crews.
What we must have to make an
icean-carrying trade posible is not
subsidies, but intelligent legislation
egislation that helps instead of hin
Scandal Said to Have Been Unearthec
San Francisco, July 31.—The big
stick, in the hands of Theodore
Roosevelt, is about to swing amid the
ranks of the Pacific coast immigration
bureau of the government, and when
it swings, if seemingly reputable re
ports can be relied upon, heads big
and little are apt to fall into the bas
ket of political oblivion,,
An investigation, which has been
going on for over a year under the
direction of a special commission
named by the president, it is said,
has revealed evidence of alleged con
nivance on the part of the immigfa
tion agents in the smuggling of Chi
nese and Japanese coolies into the
United States, both along the Mexi
can border and in the Pacific ports of
The commissioners who have been
conducting this investigation now
have their data almost completed and
LA B O R WAR S E R IO U S .
in a short time will make their for
mal report to Washington. When the
material is in the hands of the presi France Making Supreme Effort to
dent he will be ready to take immedi
Cope With Situation.
Agents of the government are now
Paris, Aug 1.—The labor war be-
in San Francisco working upon th< ■ame extremely serious this afternoon
finishing details of the case. They are vhen the government announced its
making use of a staff of Chinese de
letermination to arrest the leaders
tectives and it is declared a complete if the General Federation of Labor,
underground system has been uncov
nd this announcement was followed
ered and a band of Chinese leaders >y a call from the federation for a
jeneral strike of the masons and type-
Much evidence has been obtained of -etters.
The masons are divided,
this practice in southern California ibout half having quit work.
where it is charged orientals have
The tvnesetters have been drawn
been regularly passed across the Mex
nto the trouble by an effort of the
ican border under the very noses o* eaders to tie up press utterances
a force of immigration inspectors.
vhich have ben unfavorable to them.
The strike leaders believe they can
;et along better without the papers.
A P P E A L T O LAW .
The government in its decision to
■rrest the leaders of the federation,
Illinois Manufacturers to Test Decis
olds the organization responsible for
he outbreak Thursday at Vigncux
ion on Export Rates.
nd other labor riots.
Chicago, July 31.— The Illinois Man
Labor leaders say they are prepared
ufacturers’ association took up the o fight and a great industrial up
Asiatic export problem yesterday and heaval is threatened.
asked Levy Mayer for an opinion as
Government officials explained that
to the best method of procedure
he typesetters are working under an
Members of the association through
greement and cannot strike without
out the state are alarmed over the breaking it.
prospect and purpose to use every
effort, both legal and otherwise, to
change the situation.
S U L T A N G R A N TS L IB E R T Y .
The Canadian Pacific yesterday de
clared that it was not a party to
the new tariffs wnich the American New Constitution to be Put Into Effect
transcontinental lines have put out
In railway circles here the under
Constantinople, Aug. 1.—An offi-
standing is different.
It does not :ia! communication issued yesterday
matter, however, so far as the effect mnounces the formation of a special
of the new tariffs is concerned, for ■ouncil to put the constitution in force
no railroad originating traffic here immediately.
The council is com-
would maintain a traffic agreement >osed of Kiamel Pasha and the min
with the Canadian Pacific except sters of foreign affairs and interior,
upon the same terms as traffic is the president of the state council
maintained with American lines.
md the legal adviser to the porte.
The fact developed yesterday that
The sultan has decided shortly to
the railroads are aggrieved even ssue a rescript consecrating the con
more by the commission’s ruling that stitution.
“ such rates or fares must be the same
The leaders of Young Turkey are
for all. regardless of whether ocean working methodically to insure the
carriage may be designated by the mccess of the new regime. They are
shipper or passenger.” This would devoting their efforts in the first
compel the railroads to deal with dace to getting the finances of the
tramp ocean steamers, which they country in order and to the regular
positively refuse to do. It is the con payment of officials.
sensus of opinion that there is no
power which can compel the railroads
Find Cache of Bombs.
te engage in this business if they do
El Paso, Texas, Aug 1.— Sixty
not see fit to do so.
bombs snupposed to be the ones re-
'erred to in the correspondence in
California Gains in Value.
San Francisco, July 31.—The Cal troduced as evidence in the trial of
ifornia promotion committee’s Bulle he alleged revolutionists here, were
tin of Progress, dated July 31, will say: liscovered in a cache yesterday about
“ Evidence of the development of the four miles beyond the Rio Grande
state is given in the reports for the iver from the city limits of El Paso.
fiscal year of the county assessors The cache was located near the point
to the state controller. Impressive where the corners of New Mexico,
gains are recorded in most counties “Texas and Mexico touch. The bombs
over the figures of a year ago, and were made of tomato cans, carefully
the sum total will show a gain of nacked with scrap iron and three
many millions in the taxable property sticks of dynamite, properly primed
of the state.
Bond elections have with fuse and •'ercussion caps.
been held in a number of cities and
towns and in every case the voters
No Saloons ,in Yukon.
have declared for rjvic improve
Victoria, B. C„ Aug. 1.— It was
learned here today that the Yukon
territorial legislature, which has just
General Strike in Paris.
Paris. July 31.—The general strike opened, has decided to abolish the
of 24 hours declared by the General saloon in the territory, including
Federation of Labor as a demonstra Dawson City, and do away with the
tion and nortest against the killing of dance halls. A bill to that effect has
workmen by troops at Vigncux went been introduced and it is likely that
into effect vesterday morning
The t will pass without much opposition.
reports indicate that 50,000 men of Yukon is the only place in Canada
the building and allied trades, includ where women can legally sell liquor
ing electricians, stopped work. No Justice Dugas has recently sentenced
trouble is feared in Paris, but an extra Jack McCrimmon to 30 days at hard
regiment of cavalry has been ordered labor for conducting a dance hall.
to Vigneux, where a gigantic demon
stration is planned. The authorities
Find Wook for Women.
have decided tre prevent labor organi
York, Aug. 1.—Thirteen w o
zations from leaving Paris by train
men. as a committee of the Women's
League of the State of New York,
Three States Fight Trust.
began a crusade Thursday, which they
Topeka. Kan.. July 31.— Attorney- hope will give employment to 75,000
General Jackson vesterday filed in the unemployed women by August 15
district court of Shawnee county ous The leaguers, through an appeal sent
ter quo warranto and injunction to business men throughout the state,
suits against the Yellow Pine associ ask that as many of the army of
ation of St. Louis. The attorneys- the unemployed as possible be taken
general of Missouri, Texas and Okla back by “ Prosperity day,” August 15
homa. it is stated, filed similar suits More than a dozen firms have agreed
in their respective states in a con to give employment to women.
certed effort to break up what is al
leged to be an illegal combine to raise
Taka Up Oil Casa.
the orice o f lumber to a figure said
Chicago. Asg. 1.—United States
to be unreasonable and fictitious.
District Attorney Sims announced
vesterday that the petition for the re
Indians Steal Railroad.
hearing of the Standard Oil case be
Phoenix. Aria.. July 31.— Fourteen fore the United States circuit court
Pima Indians were taken to the coun would be filed within the next ten
ty jail yesterday at Florence to serve days The petition will ask for a re
a term for the theft of railroad prop hearing of the argument in the case
erty from the Southern Pacific corn- in the hope that the circuit court can
company. The Indians are the lead-. be induced to change its reversal of
in* men of the village on the Pima the $29.00.000 fine imposed by Judge
river built largely out of railroad ties. Landis on the Standard.
F O U R B L O C K S S W E P T.
Portland Fire Causes Loss Estimated
Portland, July 29.— Fire blotted out
practically one full block off tho map
o f the North Portland business district,
burned most o f the property off tore«
other*blocks, and threatened the entire
district, late yesterday afternoon.
Property worth approximately $225,-
000 was destroyed, property represent
ing nearly $1,000,000 was actually
scorched, and property worth well into
the millions was within the danger
The fact that a line o f brick build
ings blocked the course of the flames
until the fire department had an oppor
tunity to concentrate its forces at the
weak points, accounts for the limiting
of the flames to five blocks.
Cause of the fire is not yet clear.
There are several theories— incendiar
ism, spontaneous combustion in a loft
o f new hay, dropping o f a match or
cigarette, flying sparks from a chim
ney. The origin was traced to the
middle section o f the Oregon Transfer
company’s place at Fifth and Glisan
The fire popped up with the sudden
ness that attends the lighting of a gas
Some smoke was seen on the
roof o f the Oregon Transfer company’s
place about 4:45 o ’clock.
minutes later the roof had given place
to a great column of flames.
Fanned by a strong wind from the
northweBt, the column o f flames passed
quickly from building to building.
Gaining impetus from the big frame
building and tons of hay and other
combustible matter, the fire quickly
leaped across the street" to the North
ern Pacific Wagon works, where there
was another great array of fuel, and
sweeping this, passed on through the
block from Fifth to the blind west wall
of the Union Meat company’s place.
Checked here, it concentrated its
fury, as if with an intelligence of its
own, and leaped into the block north o f
Glisan street, and then jumped Fifth
and worked both east and west.
When, at 6 :30 o ’clock it had run its
course and given way before a small
river that had been poured on from a
score of nozzles, a sad picture of disas
ter lay all about. The whole block
bounded by Fifth, Sixth, Glisan and
Hoyt streets, with the exception of
the southern corner, was a heap o f
smoking debris. Nearly all the west
half of the block bounded by Fourth,
Fifth, Glisan and Hoyt streets was
gone; all frame buildings were in
ruins between Fourth, Fifth, Glisan
and Flanders. The block between Fifth
and Sixth and Glisan and Flanders was
all but gone, the big brick Barr hotel
being represented by tottering black
ened walls, which fell in later, fortu
nately without hurting anyone.
S U LTA N S TA R TL E S TUR K EY.
Will Th ro w Off Conventionalities and
be One of the People.
Constantinople, July 29.— As a cli
max of the most remarkable series of
kaleidoescopic revplutionary changes
in the history of Turkey that have suc
ceeded each other in rapid succession
during the past two weeks, Sultan Ab
dul Hamid II issued an ipmerial irade
today that changes the entire social
existence o f the imperial family in
conformity with the reforms recently
granted to his subjects.
Henceforth Abdul Hamid, no longer
despotic ruler of an absolute despotism
but constitutional monarch by his own
declaration, will live the life of a
democratic monarch who depends on
the good will of the people for his
The irade issued today declares offi
cially that Abdul, who has been a self
imposed prisoner in the imperial pal
ace for the past 21 years, will hence
forth appear on the streets like any
other “ citizen” of Turkey.
No less sweeping in it* revolution
ary aspect is the second decree of the
irade, which announces that henceforth
princesses o f the imperial family must
observe monogamy. They will not be
compelled or allowed to be simply the
chief of a harem, but must be queen in
The sultan has long been known to
fret under the bondage imposed on him
by the customs o f his country and is
said today to be the happiest man in
Hisgen for President.
Chicago, July 29.— President—Thos.
L. Hisgen, o f Massachusetts.
president— John Temple Graves, of
Georgia. The above ticket was last
night nominated by the Independence
party at its first National convention.
The nomination of Mr. Hisgen was
made on the third ballot, his chief
competitors being Milford W. Howard,
of Alabama; John Temple Graves, of
Georgia, and Reuben Lyon, of New
William* R. Hearst had 49
friends who voted for him on the first
No War on Castro.
The Hague, July 29.— The talk of a
bombardment by Holland of any Vene
zuelan port or ports or any naval de
monstration in Venezuelan waters as
a result of the dieffiulties between The
Netherlands and the government o f
President Castro, was today character
ized in official circles as premature.
The rupture between the Netherlands
was, it was explained, up to the pres
ent time diplomatic only. The Nether
lands cruiser Gelderland was ordered
to Puerto Cabello to watch over Dutch
New Steamship Trust.
Hamburg, July 29.— Representatives
of the great steamship companies in
terested in South American passenger
traffic that have been in session for
several days past are looking to the
formation o f a community o f interest
management similar to that which
he Ids the North Atlantic trade. It is
contemplated to make short cor tract*
as an experiment The 24 delegates
represent German, English, French,
Dutch and Spanish steamer lines.
Good Stroke o f Business.
London, July 29.—It is estimsted
that over 3,000 men were given em
ployment today when a large number
of factories were opened in conformity
with the new British patent law, which
is effective today. The total output o f
capital is variously estimated st f r o «
$125,000,000 to $300,000,000.