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TORNADO K ILLS 32.
The Estacada Progress
taMMd Cat*I Tharsdar
ESTACADA ............. OREGON
RESUME OF THE ~
WEEK S DOINGS
General Review o f Important Hap
penings Presented in a B rief and
Comprehensive Manner for Busy
Readers—National, Political, His
torical and Commercial.
Thirty elk broke out of Golden Gate
park at ¡San Francisco and roamed the
city for several hours.
The most severe wind and rain storm
in years have deluged the Black Hills
country in South Dakota.
General Camacho, leader of the Santo
Domingo revolutionists, has been cap
tured and will likely be shot.
Two American mining engineers
wer arrested as spies in Salvador, Cen
tral America, but were soon released.
Alfred Ollmer, 17 years old, while
playing in a baseball game, was struck
over the heart by a pituhed ball and
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Italian strikers at the logging camps
near McCloud, Cal., captured the pow
der house and have the entire district
at their mercy.
A New York Central engineer threw
on his emergency brakes so suddenly
to save a child who was on the track
that he partially wrecked his train.
A son of Julius Krutschnitt, director
of maintenance of the Harriman rail
roads, has been appointed roadmaster
of the Siskiyou district. The position
is but a step above a common track
An attempted revolution in Peru was
suppressed after one hour’s lighting.
Roosevelt has contracted Nairobi
itch, a troublesome disease common to
that part of Africa.
A syndicate has been organized in
Paris to sell American Steel trust
Patten closed his wheat deal with
profits estimated at $1,700,000. He
could have sent the price higher, but
President T aft pitched for a ball
game at Pittsburg. He was not n suc
cessful pitcher, but enjoyed the game
A Chicago judge refused damages to
three Italians who were refused admit
tance to a theater on account of garlic
on their breath.
Malay pirates attacked a Chinese
junk within seven hours sailing of
Singapore, killed eight of the crew and
escaped with $1,000 worth of loot.
Troops are said to be plotting a new
outbreak at Adana, Turkey.
A Chicago society girl who married
Filipino is said to be hypnotized.
Town o f Zephyr, Texas, Demolished
and Ruins Burned.
Brownwood, Tex., June 1.— A tor
nado o f great fury struck the little
village of Zephyr, in the eastern por
tion of Brown county, at 1 o’clock this
morning and left a path of death and
destruction seldom paralleled.
death list has reached a total of 32,
and the number of seriously or fatally
injured will reach 50.
The storm formed a half-mile west
of Zephyr and swept down upon the v il
lage, cutting a wide swath directly
through the residence and business dis
tricts, Nearly 50 houses were demol
ished. Lightning started a fire which
destroyed one entire business block.
No effort was made to fight the fire,
as the care o f the dead and injured de
manded the attention o f everyone.
A section employe rode a handcar to
Brownwood and spread the alarm. In
two hours the Santa Fe railroad was
speeding a special train to the scene of
the storm with nine surgeons and a
score of Brownwood citizens.
Hundreds of persons directly in the
storm’s pathway saved themselves by
taking refuge in storm cellars. More
than 12 bodies were terribly maimed.
County Clerk Thad Cabler and wife
and two children, who had gone to
Zephyr to spend the night, were killed.
The big stone school building and two
churches were demolished.
Brownwood hurried her second relief
train at 12 o’clock today, laden with
provisions, clothing and necessary ar
ticles and carrying 40 nurses. Three
persons are still unaccounted for to
Two children were found dead late
today two miles from town, having
been blown that distance. A special
train will leave Zephyr tonight for
Temple, carrying the more seriously
injured to a hospital.
swept the earth for a distance of prob
ably less than a mile.
Surgeons from Brownwood found a
desert scene awaiting them. The hill
sides at Zephyr were covered with de
bris of all kinds, carcasses of animals
and human bodies. The ruins were
dimly lighted by the burning build
ings, and the cries of the injured rose
above the roar of the elements which
threatened a second storm.
A hog roaming through the streets
was killed while attempting to devour
the body of an infant. Bodies were
found twisted about trees and in every
conceivable attitude. Residents walked
the streets almost naked.
which had escaped the storm were
turned into hospitals. One house col
lapsed on a family of nine without ser
ious injury to any of the occupants.
Brownwood, which organized the relief
work, has the situation well in hand.
AIRSHIP BREAKS A LL RECORDS.
Zeppelin Travels 456
Without a Stop.
Berlin, June 1.— Count Zeppelin,
Attempts to resume service on the whose remarkable performance in his
Georgia railroad have resulted in riots.
first airship brought unbounded honor
Philadelphia streetcar men have to the inventor, accomplished today
gone on strike for more pay and regu
the most striking feat in his career.
He guided his Zeppelin II from
During a fight with Moro bandits
Friedrichshafen to Bitterfeldt, a dis
two soldiers were killed and a third
tance o f more than 456 miles without
landing. The journey lasted nearly 22
Girls at the House of Good Shepherd,
Los Angeles, started a disturbance and hours, and, so far as known tonight,
Count Zepelin is still in the air on his
were taken to jail.
Four armed [men entered a Seattle return journey to Friedrichshafen.
He has already beaten all records for
aveneue, New York, restaurant and
held up 20 customers and made their dirigible baloons, with the opportunity
of greatly improving the performance.
It was announced that the count would
The men arrested at Omaha have come to Ilerlin and land at the Tempel-
been positively identified as the Union hof parade ground. Hundreds of thou
Pacific train robbers and may also be sands gathered there this afternon.
the Spokane train robbers.
The emperor and empress, several of
The Northern Pacific and Harriman the princes and the leading officials and
lines are both rushing preliminary officers were present. Toward even
work on lines from Missoula through ing searchlights were set at work in
Lolo pass into the Clearwater, Idaho, anticipation of the approach of the air
ship. Soldiers kept an enormous space
clear until half-past 10 at night, when
The Presbyterian General assembly a dispatch from Bitterfeldt announced
has rejected the pension scheme for that the airship was returning to the
aged ministers and says they should starting place at Friedrichshafen,
receive sufficient salary that pensions which caused intense disappointment.
would not be needed.
So far Roosevelt has secured 8f> ani
mals o f 22 different varieties.
The Illinois house has voted to do
away with capital punishment.
The National Negro American league
denounces T a ft’s Southern policy.
An assassin attempted to kill the
Chinese grand counsellor at Pekin.
A Walla Walla Chinaman tried to
propose to a Spokane Japanese girl by
The strike on the Georgia railroad
has been broken and trains are again
Thirty People Rescued.
Fort Townsend, June 1.— The large
launch Skidoo, with 30 people d rift
ing helpless in the Pacific ocean be
cause of the breaking down of her en
gines, was rescued today by the life
saving power-boat Audacious, and
towed to Neah bay. The Skidoo is a
fish-buying boat owned in Anacortes,
which cruises near the entrance of the
Straits of Fuca. Today she was out
with an excursoin party of Anarcortes
people, came disabled and would have
gone down with all on board but for the
Ex-Corn King Is Miner.
The Isthmian canal commission has
Baker City, Or., June 1. - Excellent
just called for bids on 10,000,000
showing of mineral in his B.iker County
pounds of dynamite.
mines has caused George H. Phillips,
The Presbyterian general assembly once the center of attraction through
has approved a ruling that members out the nation as a “ corn king,” to
place more money in development
abstain from the use of tobacco.
work. He is spending a few days in
Pasadena, Cal., has won its suit the Granite mountains west of Baker
against the Sunset Telephone company City. When asked if he ever expected
and every cable into the city has been to enter the pit again, Mr. Phillips
said: ‘ ‘ No, I am done. I would much
The North German Lloyd passenger rather pin my faith and fortune to
steamer Princess Alicia grounded while Baker county mines than to play the
entering New York harbor. It will be grain market.”
necessary to move the cargo.
Removal to be Opposed.
An Indianapolis man shot and killed
his wife, mistaking her for a burglar.
British Premier Asquith refuses to Smith and Charles R. Williams, own
tell whether American naval building ers of the Indianapolis News, charged
with criminal libel in having pub
influences the British policy.
lished articles alleged to have inti
People of the F.astern states can see mated corruption in the purchase of
the new comet with the naked eye.
the Panama canal zone by the United
James A. Moffat, a director of the States government, will appear before
Standard Oil company, will assume the Judge Anderson in the United States
district court in this city next Tuesday
vice presidency made vacant by the
to oppose the removal for trial to the
death of H. H. Rogers.
District of Columbia.
Records of Los Angeles county, Cal.,
■how that for every four marriages
Onions Prolong Life?
since January 1 a divorce has been
Bellefontaine, O., June 1.— Mrs. Re
becca Burns, who assorted that when
A storm off the coast of Bilboa, a child she saw George Washington,
Spain, sank over 60 fishing vessels and died here at the age of 111. She at
it is estimated that no less than 100 tributed her longevity to eating onions
twice each d.y.
fishermen were lost.
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
BENSON F ILLS PLACES.
BOARD OF REGENTS MEET.
K R U PPS LOSE R O YA L TY .:
Processes for Hardening Armor Have
Been Perfected in America.
Pittsburg, y a y 28.— Mystery sur
rounded the visit of Baron von Boden-
hausen, of Krupp interests, to America
until today. For some time no royalty
has been paid Krupp by American
makers of armor plate, as Midvale,
Carnegie and Bethlehem interests now
have each an armor plate hardening
system of their own. It is $13 per ton
cheaper also, as this is the royalty
which the American makers have been
paying Krupp for years.
Baron von Bolenhausen came to
America for the purpose of clearing up
the armor plate case. The Germans
have not believed that the American
makers could have invented three dif
ferent forms of hardening plate. The
loss of revenue to the Germans has
been very great, so the baron came
here to re-establish that revenue if
That the American companies had
each invented armor plate processes
came as distinct news to Pittsburg.
The coming of the German baron ap
pears to have made publicity impera
tive. Krupps question the legality of
the American processes, and the Amer
icans express a willingness to demon
strate that their process is no infringe
ment. A t armor plate headquarters it
is stated Krupp’s American royalties
amounted to $1,000,000 annually.
Governor Gives Out Appointive Jobs Arrange for Expenditure o f Agricul
tural Coliege Appropriation.
Made by Last Legislature.
Corvallis- The board o f regents of
Salem—Governor Benson has filled
by appointment the positions created the Oregon Agricultural college held a
by the new laws which went into effect two days’ session last week.
meeting was a special one, called to
Judge Fifth judicial district J. A. arrange for the expenditure of the ap
propriation made at the last session of
Eakin, of Astoria.
Members of the tuberculosis commis the legislature and to pass upon other
sion -A . L. Mills, Multnomah county, i matters of administration.
The college budget, providing for
four years; R. A. Booth, Lane county,
four years; George F. Rodgers, Marion several additional instructors and for
county, two years; Leslie Butler, Hood new equipment, was passed upon, and
River county, two years. The govern the committees on building were in
or of the state and the president and structed to take steps looking to the
secretary of the state board of health construction of the new buildings pro
are ex-officio members of this commis vided for by the state appropriation.
The question of the location of the
Crater lake road commission— H. D. new experiment station for dry farm
came up for consideration, but final
Norton, Grants Pass; Dr. J. M. Keene,
J. E. Enyart, Medford; E. V. Carter, action in the matter was postponed un
Ashland; George T. Baldwin, L. F. til the July meeting in order that the
Willits, Klamath Falls; C. S. Jack- board might make further investiga
tions. Frank Davy and Judge Miller,
Board of commissioners First Central of Burns, appeared before the board
Oregon Agricultural society (two-year and urged that the station be located
terms)- J. H. Gray and T. H. Lafol- in Harney county.
The resignation of Miss Grace Gatch,
lette, Crook county.
Directors Yamhill County Fair asso daughter of ex-President Gatch, was
ciation (two-year terms)— Mrs. Ir.ez accepted. C. C. Vincent was granted
Butt, H. F. Wilson and Milton Potter, a leave of absence for a year, in order
to permit him to pursue post graduate
Directors Linn County Fair associa work at Cornell university. Bert Pilk-
tion (two years) D. II. Bodine, G. G. ington, of Portland, a graduate of the
C ATC H OM AHA SU SPE C TS.
college, was employed as assistant sta
Belts, I. A. Munkers, Linn county.
Police Arrest Three Men for Union
National Irrigation Committee Hearing
Pacific Train Robbery.
Klamath Falls Landowners under
Omaha, Neb., May 28.— The police
Hood River— Under the auspices of
the Klamath project will be given a
hearing when the irrigation committee the Hood River Commercial club and o f South Omaha arrested tonight three
comes here on its tour of inspection. the Woman’s club, Hood River will in men suspected of complicity in the
Word has been received from Senator augurate its first strawberry festivt 1
Arrangements will Union Pacific train robbery near this
Carter, chairman, that the committee Friday, June 18.
One o f the
will arrive in Klamath Falls October be made to serve berries in all their city last Saturday night.
12. Senator Carter states that it is toothsome forms. Time w ill be given men had $125 and the second $98 and
desired that the Water Users’ associa visitors for a ride over the strawberry the third a smaller sum.
tion hold a series of meetings for the growing district. The festival is being
Children placing last night in the
purpose of determining the questions made a feature of the strawberry sea
where the arrests were made
to be taken up with the ccommitti e.
The subjects are to be presented in land and other out-of-town people and found three handkerchiefs cut for
writing. It is likely that this matter it is expected to make it an annual masks, three revolvers, flashlights and
other paraphernalia, hidden by the
will be taken up by the association at event.
holdup men. The place was watched.
their annual meeting which occurs
Four men were seen late tonight to ap
Fire Protection Assured.
early in June.
proach the spiit where the outfit had
Salem— At a special meeting of the
board of trustees of the asylum held been hidden, and three of them were
Umatilla Not Discouraging.
Pendleton— Weather conditions con last week at the office of the governor,
They gave what the police believe
tinue discouraging to Umatilla wheat the Pacific Fire Extinguisher company are fictitious names and to ll differing
growers. With no rain for several was awarded the contract for installing stories. The clothing bears the mark
days, and continuance of cold weather, an automatic sprinkling system in the of a Denver merchant. They told of
crops are not progressing as fast as asylum for $9,962.75. A. G. Long & having been with some women during
they should. They are still in at least Co., of Portland, were given an order the evening, but would not divulge
an average condition, largely due to the for 12 patrol extinguishers at $13 names.
fact that they were pushed forward by each, and the Graham Rubber com
a favorable winter followed by an early pany 42 sentry extinguishers at $7.95
GREAT WILD HORSE HUNT.
spring. Grain on lighter lands is in each.
need of rain while crops on heavier
Fifty Square Miles o f Territory to Be
Alfalfa Harvest On.
wheat lands could easily stand the
“ Driven” for New Steeds.
drouth for a longer period. Warm rain
Grants Pass— Weather remains dry
followed by real spring weather is the in Josephine county, wijh north winds
Reno, Nev., May 28.— Under the
thing that Umatilla w'heat growers unusually cold for this season.
Ther leadership of Superintendent Creel, of
mometer drops below 35 every night.
most want to see at this time.
Garden plants, berries and all fruits Pyramid Lake Indian reservation, and
are making slow growth.
The first R. H. Cowles, a ranchman of Washoe
Fruit Prospects Good.
Eugene— There has been no rainfall crop of alfalfa is now ready to cut, but county, the biggest wild horse hunt
on account of dry weather is not heavy ever attempted in Nevada will be
in this vicinity for over a week and
and except where irrigated, no second started tomorrow in the Limbo coun
crops are badly in need of moisture, al
crop will be produced.
Rain and try, north of Wadsworth. Five hun
though rains of two weeks ago were
warmer weather were never more bad dred “ buckaroos” from surrounding
very beneficial and saved the spring
ly needed in this section.
ranches will participate.
grain from bad failure.
F ifty square miles of territory will
grain is in fair shape, but a good rain
To Survey Coos Bay Line.
be encircled by mounted men, who will
would help it materially.
Marshfield— Sufficient stock for the drive toward a central point near tbe
point to not more than three fourths
Coos Bay, Roseburg and Boise railroad northern end of the NightingaTe moun
of a crop. Fruit men say the outlook
has been subscribed to warrant sending tains, where an immense corral has
for all varieties of fruit is good despite
out F. A. Haines, chief engineer, ar.d been erected. The older horses will be
heavy late frosts.
Prunes which were
his corps o f surveyors.
The business shot, while the younger ones w’ ill be
badly damaged seem to be much better
men have been solicited and many broken for saddle purposes.
stock subscriptions received. The en
gineer has everything in readiness to
Irrigate Rogue River Land.
Julia Ward Howe Celebrates.
start on the work of surveying for a
Medford— An irrigation system con line from Coos Bay to Roseburg.
Boston, May 28.— Mrs. Julia Ward
sisting of eight miles of 12-inch mains,
Howe, writer, philosopher and reform
with 8-inch laterals, that will irrigate
er, celebrated her ninetieth birthday
Marshfield Gets Paint Factory.
the entire northwestern part of the
Marshfield— The Bayside Paint Com quietly at her charming home on Bea
valley from Central Point to Gold Ray, pany, formerly of North Bend, has con street yesterday.
is nearing completion. The water will moved t«> Marshfield and will engage in Mrs. Maude Howe Elliott, Mrs. Flor
be pumped from Rogue river into a the manufacture of paint on an exten ence Howe Hall, Mrs. Laura E. Rich
huge reservoir above Gold Ray and sive scale and will conduct a wholesale ards and Professor Marion Howe, of
from there will be delivered by gravi business. F. J. Monroe, of the firm, Columbia, spent te day with her and,
ty. The water will be turned on by has gone to San Francisco to purchase with the exception of a few intimate
the middle of June and 3,000 acres machinerj*.
friends, no visitors were received.
placed under irrigation at once.
Mrs. Howe appeared in good health
capacity of the new system will be 4,-
and spirits and seemed to have lost but
PO R TLA N D M ARKETS.
000,000 gallons a day.
little of her old-time energy and her
Wheat— Bluestem milling, $1.30@ interest for matters of national im
1.35; club, $ 1.20(a 1.22; valley, $1.17. portance.
Sheep Season Ending.
Corn Whole, $35 per ton; cracked,
Heppner The sheep and wool traffic
in this section of the state is fast draw $36.
Jap Striker Meets Death.
Barley— Feed, $35 per ton.
ing to a close. This spring has been a
Honolulu. May 28. In a fight among
prosperous season for the sheepmen,
the strikers on the Ewa plantation to
and if there is plenty of late rain to ton.
day a Japanese laborer was killed.
produce summer range the year will go
This is the first bloodshed that has oc
down as a record breaker.
Nearly all $ 140/18 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $18 curred since the strike of the sugar
of the growers have sold their wool and
plantation workers was begun. A t
delivered their spring turn-off of sheep. 14; grain hay, $130/14; cheat, $140/ Waimanalo the Japanese have quit
They have had an ideal spring for rais
work to formulate demands for in
Fruits— Apples, $10/2.50 per box; creased wages. Fifteen hundred strike
ing lrimbs and their loss from shearing
has been slight.
breakers have been put at work on the
plantations, 400 o f whom were hired
Oakland Ships Sheep.
today. A t Ewa 8,000 tons of sugar
Vegetables— Turnips, $1.25 per sack; remain to be milled, and 10,000 tons is
Oakland Five carloads of sheep and
in the same condition at Wailua.
lambs have left out from Oakland for
the Portland market and the first car $1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound; as
load of cattle shipped from this point
Sell Prince Rupert Land.
for the season will go to Portland. head, 250/75c per dozen; onions, 120/
Vancouver, B. C., May 28.— Nearly
During the past week seven carloads
2,000 anxious real estate speculators
of wool, aggregating 120,000 pounds, rhubarb, 2 1.»0/ 3c per pound.
from all over the United States and
have been shipped from Oakland, net
Canada were present when the official
ting the growers an average of 24c per
sale of lots at Prince Rupert, the new
store, 18c. Butter fat prices average
Pacific terminal of the Grand Trunk
1 cent per pound under regular but
Pacific, began. The bidding was spir
Sunshine Badly Needed.
ited and the prices realized were re
Eggs— Oregon ranch, 230/24c.
Union No rain has failed in the
Poultry— Hens, 15u40/16c; broilers, markable when it is considered that
Grand Ronde valley during the past 280/30c; fryers, 22o/25c; roosters, the site is at present practically noth
week. Crop conditions are good but 10c; ducks, 140/15c; geese, 100/11c; ing but a great waste o f stumps and
Over $250,000 worth o f lots
two weeks of warm sunshine would turkeys, 20c; squabs, $2,500/3 per rocks.
were sold yesterday, most of them
Crops are backward dozen.
on account of cool, cloudy weather dur
Pork- Fancy, 10c per pound.
ing the past two wee’:s. Farmers are
Veal— Extras, 8c per pound; ordi
Unknown Sends Money.
anxious for rain as the ground is get nary, 7c; heavy, 6c.
Des Moines, Jowa, May 28.- Post-
Hops— 1909 contracts, 10c; 1908
crop, 8o/8'4c; 1907 crop, 4c; 1906 office inspectors today were asked to
Delay is Complained of.
unravel the mystery surrounding the
Salem Charles F. Schnabel, a Port
Wool Eastern Oregon, 17@22^c; receipt by a number of residents of
land attorney, has complained to the valley, fine, 25c; medium, 23c; coarse, Panora, Iowa, o f letters containing
$100 bills. No signature is attached
railroad commission that passengers on 21c; mohair, choice, 240/25c.
the Astoria-Seaside train are subject
C attle— Steers, top, $5,250/5.50; to the letters, one of which bears the
ed to repeated delays, especially on the fair to good, $4,750/5; common to postmark of Portland, Or.
evening train, Portland bound.
One good, $40/4.50; cows, top, $4,250/ sons admit having received money to
instance is cited in which the train was 4.50; fair to good, $3,750/4.25; com taling $1,125. Mrs. Viola Lapegiett,
held 25 minutes. The delay, it is un mon to medium, $2.50f</3.50; calves, a widow, received $225, mostly in $10
derstood, is caused by the Rainier local. top, $50/5.50; heavy, $3.5007 4; bulls bills, with a note signed “ your friend.”
and stags, $3o/.3.50; common, $20/
Pacific Mall Deficit Less.
Cutworms Ruin Hopyards.
New York, May 28. At the annual
Harrisburg—A prominent hop man
Hogs- Best, $7,500/7.75; fair to
says that the hop crop in this section good, $7,250/7.50; stockers, $6o/6.50; meeting of the Pacific Mail Steamship
company all the retiring directors were
is “ gone.” He says the cut worms China fats. $6,750/7
Sheep--Top wethers, $4o/4.50; fair re-elected today. President Harriman,
have almost completely destroyed the
yard of one of his neighbors, and that to good, $3,500/4; ewes, ^ c less on in his report, stated that the year’s
his own wa* suffering badly. In dig all grades; yearlings, best, $4.50; fair operations showed a deficit of $339,684,
ging around one hill he found a total to good, $40/4.25; spring lambt, $5/«/ as compared with a deficit of $428,817
for the year before.
of 32 of the worms.
Wants United States to Guard Pacific
and She the Atlantic.
In Order to Maintain the Two-Power
Standard, Great Britain Proposes
That Each Nation Concentrate
Fleet Leave Out Japan Austra
lia Favors Plan.
London, May 29.— Overtures looking
to a naval understanding between
Great Britain and the United States
have been made by the British govern
ment through Ambassador Bryce, in
Premier Asquith had
this fact in mind when speaking re
cently in what was regarded as a cryp
tic manner of a “ two-power” standard
for the British navy. The premier
hopes that such an understanding may
be reached with the American govern
ment as shall enable Great Britain al
most to denude the Pacific of British
warships of a formidable class in re
turn for givin g America certain assur
ances respecting the naval situation in
The suggestions made by Mr. As
quith through Ambassador Bryce fol
low the lines lately laid down in an ar
ticle by Captain Mahan on the naval
position which has attracted wide at
tention in authoritative circles in Eng-
laml. The British cabinet feels that
only an understanding with America
can enable Great Britain to maintain a
two-power standard in Europe.
“ I f the Americans will look after our
interests in the Pacific," said a respon
sible naval authority this afternoon,
“ we will take care o f all American in
terests in the Atlantic and Mediterra
nean. We recognize the difficulty of
inducing America to break with the
tradition o f not entering into entangl
ing alliances, but we are not without a
hope that the situation in the Pacific
may lead the authorities in Washington
to think favorably of a proposal which
would admit of their concentrating the
American naval strength in that ocean”
The British government is inclined
to seek a naval understanding with the
United States on account of the possi
bility o f Japan’s declining to renew
the Anglo-Japanese alliance when it
expires. Australians never cease to
urge the mother land to separate its
policy from that of Japan in the Paci
fic, and try to unite the strength of the
English-speaking race in that part of
Federal Officers at Chicago Arrest
Leaders o f Scheme.
Chicago, May 29.—Government pros
ecution of eight alleged leaders of a
gigantic Chicago smuggling syndicate,
and the proposed arrest and indictment
of others was outlined today by United
States District Attorney Syms. Seven
hundred Chinamen are alleged to have
smuggled into the United States over
the Mexican border by the syndicate
during the past 12 months, being se
creted in dining cars by cooks and port
ers on through trains.
Immigration authorities caused in
dictments ti: be voted by the grand jury
for the Chicago district for the follow
Bob Lung, El Paso, Texas, a rich
Chinaman, restaurant owner and finan
cier, in whose kitchen plans for carry
ing on the smuggling scheme were
formulated, now locked up in the Cook
county jail pending tria l; Robert W.
Stephenson, a former railroad brake-
man, El Paso, Texas, now in jail here
in default of $5,000 bail; Carlos Save-
dra, a Mexican, alleged to be the chief
smuggler; Jose Parra, Mexican; Sam
Wah, alleged agent for the Chicago
office o f the syndicate; W. H. Clark,
Lincoln, Neb., under arrest at El Paso,
and Chin Yin Qual, an alleged agent^of
d e t e c t iv e s
g iv e
t e s t im o n y
Calhoun's and Burns' Men Are Busy
Tracing Crimes to Other Party.
San Francisco, May 20. Detectives
employed by the prbsecution and de
tectives employed by the defense were
the only witnesses called during yes
terday's session of the trial o f Patrick
Calhoun, president of the United Rail
ways. Luther Brown, who admits that
he directed the activity of several as
sistants working in the interests of the
defense, was finally interrogated as to
his relations with men who have con
fessed to complicity in the theft o f pa-
pers from the oliice o f W. J. Burns,
agent of the prosecution, and refused
to testify on the ground that his state
ment might tend to incriminate him.
Norman Melrose, an attache o f the
United Railroads detective bureau, said
that he had delivered to W M. Abbott,
jointly indicted with Calhoun, reports
procured by men under his direction.
Nicholas Korngold declared he had
followed District Attorney W. H.
Langdon with two detectives and John
Claudianes to the home of JameH L.
Gallagher, which had been wrecked by
an explosion of dynamite. Hedeclared
that Abbott had commended him for
his work, and Had instructed him to as
certain, of jiossihle, what had transpir
ed in the grand jury room in Oakland
when Claudianes was indicted in con
nection with the dynamiting The w it
ness said that he had been directed by
Abbott to establish relations with the
family o f Felix Paudeveris, who was
uccused of complicity in the affair but
has never been apprehended.
RICH GOLD STRIKE.
One Shot Yields Nearly $75,000 of
Almost Pure Ore in Hatfuls.
Downieville, Cal., May 26.— Between
$75,000 and $100,000 in almost puie
gold was loosened by a blast in the El
dorado tunnel at Allegheny, this coun
ty, last evening. Hatfuls of gold with
particles of quartz attached were picked
from the floor of the tunnel. This find
promises to eclipse even the Sixteen-
to One and the Tightener, both near
neighbors. H. L. Johnson, owner of
the Tightener, bonded the Eldorado two
weeks ago for $25,000. The Morning
Glory mine, nearby, owned by Rohrig
brothers, has just broken into rock of
immense value, big slabs sprinkled and
seamed with gold being exhibited. The
owners refuse to say what their strike
broke, hut it is said to be $70,000.
An old fashioned rush is on to A lle
gheny from all directions, and men of
every vocation and of every age are
flocking into the district to stake
H. L. Stark, consulting engineer for
George Wingfield, the well known mil
lionaire mining man of Goldfield, was
there some time ago trying to buy and
consolidate the Tightener, Sixteen-to-
One, Eldorado, Morning Glory and
other rich properties, but Mr. Wing
field’s wealth proved inadequate. Ex
citement is running high.
NO CAND Y SH O PS.
Fair Booths to Be Placed Where They
Don’ t Interfere.
Seattle, Wash., May 26.— There will
be no selling booths on Oregon's
grounds at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition, or on any o f the land which
has been allotted to states and coun
ties, unless the exhibitors give their
This was the agreement made today
between a committee from the Com
missioners’ association and the exec
utive committee of the fair. State
and county commissioners will give
permission for booths which will not
mar the beauty o f the landscape and
which will be as unobtrusive as possi
In the case o f Oregon, President W.
H. Wehrung said that there would be
no booths on the grounds allotted to his
The fair fhanagement asserts that
the full number of 115 booths will be
erected on the grounds, hut states that
it will secure permission from the ex
hibitors before placing them near any
Forest Fires in Michigan.
Negaunee, Mich., May 29.— Forest o f the special buildings.
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fires are raging in this section of the
Magistrate Now Street Sweeper.
upper peninsula and reports from Dal
ton say the town has been destroyed.
East St. Louis, III., May 26.— Forced
When the fire threatened Dalton last by order of his physician to resign his
night a special train was ordered and office o f police magistrate and obtain
the inhabitants, with as much of their employment where he could enjoy pure
possessions as they could carry away, air and outdoor exercise, Judge Thomas
vere taken to a place o f safety. Many Stanton today started to work as a
.ishing and camping parties in the street sweeper in East St. Louis.
woods are in great danger, and their magistrate Stanton received an average
fate will probably be unknown for sev of $300 per month. As street sweeper
eral days. No rain has fallen in this he receives $1.50 per day.
district for several weeks.
was elected magistrate of East St.
Louis two years ago, after filling the
unexpired term o f Magistrate Mc-
Taft Busy in East.
Tokio,[May 29.— The papers here in Kaom.
editorials discussing the action o f Pres
Scrap Iron for Warships.
ident T a ft in offering the Chinese min
istership to John Hays Hammond, pro
Oakland, Cal., May 26.— Forty car
fess to see in it a sign o f an ambitious loads o f scrap scrap iron, picked from
Eastern policy on the part o f the new the debris of the San Francisco fire of
administration in the United States. April 18, 1906, is being loaded for
It is well known that T a ft is greatly shipment to Genoa, where it will be
interested in Oriental
affairs, and built into the sides and armor o f a new
there is a strong feeling that his ad- Italian battleship. Tw-o years ago the
ministrtion will mean much in the de Italian government secured a consign
velopment o f more friendly relations ment of this metal for experimental
between America and the East, and purposes and as a result government
especially with Japan.
experts have given the opinion that tbe
scrap iron makes a better resistant
May Take Taft to Alaska.
when mixed with steel than does the
Puget Sound Navy Yard, Wash., ordinary product.
May 29.—It is rumored hère that the
Religious Freedom Near.
cruiser St. Louis, which is making
ready to go to sea early next month,
St. Petersburg, May 26.— The douma
will take President T aft and his party today began the discussion of a law
to Alaska this summer. The destina legalizing the sect of Old Believers.
tion o f the St. Louis is not officially This is the first of a series of important
known. A draft o f 70 men was rej measures designed to put into effect
ceived yesterday from the cruiser Mil the principles of religious liberty. The
waukee. A like number of men were sect, of the Old Beliveers, which in va
transferred from the cruiser Maryland, rious forms embraces 15,000,000 wor
which came from San Francisco.
shipers, is the largest dissident body
in Russia. It separated from the par
ent orthodox church during the period
Jackson, Miss., May 29.— The town o f reforms under Peter the Great.
of Quitman is submerged as the resu t
Cantaloupes Sell for S5.
of a flood. All business ia -suspended
and the residents have been forced into
Los Angeles, May 26.—Two canta
the upper parts of their houses. Some loupes, the vanguard o f the 1909 crop
have had to move out entirely.
The from the Imperial valley, shipped yes
loss from high water ia heavy through terday as part of a consignment from
out the state. Miles o f railroad tracks Heber, Cal., sold today in the local
have been destroyed and the loss to the market at $5 each. The melons were
railroads is estimated at $1,000,000.
large and well ripened.