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The Estacada Progress
National Troops May Be Called To
Settle Georgia Trouble.
iMucd Each Thursday
E ST A C A D A
BRIEF NEWS OE
THE PAST WEEK
Interesting Events from Outside the
State Presented in a Manner to
Catch the Eye o f the Busy Reader
— Matters o f National, Historical
and Commercial Importance.
More earthquakes are predicted for
Spanish troops have burned many
A French aviator has established a
new record in Germany.
A Boston bride weighs 210 pounds
and stands 6 feet one high.
Six children were badly injured in a
school fire at Jersey City, N. J.
Harvard university has a Chinese
athlete who is looking for honors.
A San Francisco highwayman has
been sentenced to 50 years in the peni
The twelfth annual convention of
the American mining congress is in
session at Goldfield, Nev.
Mayor Galvin, of Cincinnati, has es
tablished a “ kicking day,“ when all
complaints are to be heard by the city
George F. Baer, o f the Reading com
pany, says there is no combine among
the anthracite coal companis of Penn
Three miners were buried by a cave-
in in a Goldfield, Nev., mine.
The physicians attending Judge W il
liams are hopeful of his recovery.
A big fight is on in Missouri between
the breweries and prohibitionists.
A French army dirigible balloon ex
ploded in the air and four aviators
The Omaha streetccacr company will
make concessions to its men and a set
tlement is likely.
Disease is breaking out in the dis
trict denueded by the hurricane along
the Louisiana coast and more deaths
Reports from Morocco say the tribes
men have inflicted a terrible defeat
upon the Spanish, driving them back
and killing 7,000.
An American company will be
awarded the contract^over a British
concern for furnishing the machinery
for constructing a small arms factory
Hunger among the Moors has led to
overtures for peace.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 28.— Lawyers
and judges of the state are intensely
interested in the serious clash now on
between the state and the Federal au
horities in the case o f Charles E. Steg
gall, in jail at Trenton, Ga., for con
tempt of court by order of Judge A
W. Fite, of the Dade county Superior
court. Steggall refused to testify be
fore the grand jury in reference to an
Over Steagall the bitterest legal
fight in the history of the state has
been precipitated, with both sides con
fident and standing pat.
Should the State court persist in its
attitude of defiance to the mandate of
the Federal court, the chances are that
most interesting developments will
come to pass this week, which will
suit in the arrest of several other offi
cials. It is believed here that the Fed
eral court will carry its point, even if
obliged to make a direct appeal to the
United States government to enforce
its orders. Therefore, in the settle
ment of this dispute, national troops
may have to be used.
The acute situation in Dade county
arose over an effort to Becure evidence
in an alleged blind-tiger case.
people of Dale county, near Rising
Fawn, have believed a distillery has
been located in that neighborhoi d for
some time, and that it has paid the
government license to secure immunity
from Federal raids. In order to get
the necessary evidence, the grand jury
summoned before that body Charles
Steggall, storekeeper and government
gauger. Steggall then communicated
with the collector of interna! revenue,
H. A. Rucker, asking him what he
should do in the matter.
Rucker wired him that under the
government rules, he would have to
keep quiet. This is the outcome of
government statute, under the revised
laws, by which government employes
are liable to loss of position, fine and
imprisonment, if they divulge informa
tion secured in their official capacity.
Steggall promptly informed
grand jury that he could not answer the
questions put to him, and gave the gov
ernment rules as his reason.
fusal brought the matter to the atten
tion of Judge Fite, who ordered him to
answer. Three times he was sent for,
and three times refused to answer, and
then he was sent to jail.
He made appeal to the Federal au
thorities in Atlanta for protection. As
the government cannot afford to allow
its employes to be kept in prison for
obedience to government rules, the
Federal officials determined to stand
Before they could take action, how
ever, Judge Fite held that Rucker had
interferred with the conduct of his
court by ordering Steggall not to
speak, and so he sent Sheriff Thurman,
of Dade, to Atlanta, to serve summons
on Rucker to appear in his court.
CANADA W ANTS ASIATICS.
A Colorado man 78 years old is to Railroad Contractors Facing Serious
remarry the w ife he divorced 50 years
Ottawa, Out., Sept. 28.—The Cana
Moro pirates are thought to have dian railways are face to face with i
captured an American cutter and mur labor famine, and unless a plan can be
devised whereby Asiatic labor may be
dered the crew.
imported for construction work, much
Police of Omaha are busy in their of their railroad building will have to
efforts to prevent riots in connection be abandoned. This is the opinion ex
with the streetcar strike.
pressed b> Col I ing wood Schrieber, con
Several English suffragettes in jail suiting engineer of the department of
in London have refused to eat and had railways.
On the Western prairies the demand
to be fed with a stomach pump.
for farm laborers has temporarily de
Eastern railroads establ'shed cheap moralized the railway construction
excursion rates from the Middle West gangs, the Grand Trunk Pacific road
to the Atlantic this summer with good being especially hard hit.
has been able to retain only a small
Clarence H. Mackay says the report percentage o f its laborers employed on
that the Postal Telegraph company is construction work, the farmers in that
about ot absorb the Western Union is section having offered as high as $4 a
day for men while the railroa 1 company
pays but $3.
The Wright brothers are to start a
In the next two years, four new con
fight against several flying machines
tracts are to be let for construction
which they consider infringements on
work, and 25,000 men will be needed.
Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, president
The late Governor Johnsono, of Min of the Grand Trunk system, has been
nesota left no will, but it was his wish here consulting Sir Wilfred Laurier
that his w ife should have all his prop upon a proposal to employ Asiatic labor
erty, worth about $18,000
in building new lines. It is proposed
General Solicitor Loomis, of the to bring the Asiatics to Canada and re
Union Pacific, with headquarters at turn them to their native countries
Omaha, is to go to New York to be after the work has been completed.
come head of the legal department of
the Harriman lines.
French inventors have several new
The death loss in the Gulf storm is
now placed at 100.
Peary says his indictment of Cook
w ill contain 30 counts.
Religious riots at Castro, Spain, re
sulted in the death o f a priest.
An Iowa grand jury has indicted 85
men for a gigantic bunco game.
A young Chinese at San Francisco
has invented an aeroplane which has
made several successful flights.
Thousands of pounds of supplies are
being sent from Monterey, Mexico, to
the flood sufferers.
Pack mules are
The recent flood fatalities in North
ern Mexico have reached the appalling
total of 3,000. The property loss will
reach into the millions.
The steel trust has secured a foot
hold among rich districts of China.
High winds have fanned California
forest fires until they are again assum
ing dangerous proportions.
A conductor on the Southern Pacific
tried to lock a car door near Reno, but
could not insert the key. Examina
tion revealed a diamond worth $275.
t is thought to have been hidden there
by some thief who intended to secure
Peary has arrived at Sydney, N. S.,
on his way home.
Damage to crops by the Southern
storm will reach $1,000,000.
Government troops of Paraguay have
been repulsed by revolutionists.
Dr. Cook has reached New York and
received a tremendous ovation on land
Maxine Elliott, the actress, says
King Edward is “ charmingly delight
The trial of Patrick Calhoun has
been continued until September 27.
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OE OREGON
COVE'S APPLE C RO P.
W ILL WATER PRO JECT.
Estimate Place* Output at 300,000 Private Company Will Taka Up Mal
Ontario— The second turning down of
Cove—A conservative estimate of
the fruit crop near Cove is 12 care of the Malheur project by the government
early mixed fruita, 30 care of prunes has not materially atTected businesa
Such action had been antici
and five care of late mixed fruits 30 here.
care of prunes and live care of late pated.
The Boise-Owyhee High Line com
mixed and 300,000 boxes of winter
shipping apples, although there is pany is willing to extend its canal to
only a 60 or 60 per cent crop this year. the Malheur river, providing land own
There is a full crop of plums, pears ers will sign contracts. Another pri
and prunes, but the late rains have cut vate company ia making preparations
to water 30,(100 acers above Vale by
down the yield in other fruits.
All of the big prune growers in the conserving the flood waters of Bully
valley are scouring the country for creek. This company, claimed to be
help and are finding it very hard to se Washington capitalists, has purchased
cure enough pickers. This is the first the L. J. Seevey and O. Johnson
year for seven years that all of the ranches on Bully creek for a reservoir
prune crop has been packed fi r fresh site. This almost natural reservoir
shipment; in previous years a large can he made complete by putt'ng in a
part of the crop has been dried. From dam 100 feet high, or higher if neces
250 to 300 people are required here to sary. The canyon here is not much
pick the prunes and the growers have over 100 feet wide and ore and rock
been forced to bring in about half of for the dams can be drawn from the
these from the outside. In a few days hillsides.
There is considerable talk o f organ
the Italian prune crop will be ready
for picking and this will last about izing an irrigation district for the pur
pose of watering lands in the vicinity
With such a crop as this and with a of Ontario and Vale not already under
quality of fruit that is unequaled. canals, and the Upper Dead Ox fiat,
Union county and Cove should be cele while landowners of the Lower Dead
Ox flat are arranging to secure water
brated for the fruit grown here.
from the Snake river by means of
Umpqua Pears Have Record.
Koseburg— With a banner 25 feet
Elmore Buys More Land.
long, bearing the words “ Umpqua Val
Astoria— Negotiations are in pro
ley Pears shipped by the W. C. Hard
ing Land company,” a carload of gress and will probably be consum
D’Anjou and Clargeau pears left Rose- mated soon for the purchase of 50 feet
burg a few days ago for New York of valua le water frontage in this city.
city. The fruit was raised by Dr. Samuel Elmore is the purchaser, and
George A. Bradburn, on his Edenbower the property extends from the Astoria
orchard. The shipment comprised 660 Iron works to the property o f F. L.
boxes, for which Mr. Bradburn receiv Parker, now occupied by the Astoria
ed $1,485, or $2.25 per box. So far Wood & Fuel company.
as known this is the highest price ever purchase Mr. Elmore will own the
paid the grower for Umpqua valley frontage from the Astoria Iron works
pears, and higher than Rogue river to the cold storage plant o f S. Schmidt
valley is said to have received so far & Co., except the Parker 50-foot strip.
With his other waterfront holdings,
including his control of the property of
the Columbia River Packers’ associa
Feed Fat Cattle at Haines.
tion, he will control more Astoria water
Baker City— Indications are that frontage than any individual or corpo
Haines, eight mileB north of Baker ration.
City, will be the feeding point for the
Swartzchild & Sulzberger Packing com
Ranch Sells for S I3,900.
pany. That concern has just arranged
Athena—J. P. Leach has sold his
to procure winter pasture and also to ranch on Weston mountain to Albin
contract all the hay that can be pur Burell, of North Yakima, for $13,900.
chased in the valley.
Stock will be The ranch contains 200 acres of th--
shipped from Idaho points and probably most desirable land on the mountain
some will be drriven in from the inte and has been owned by Mr. Leach since
rior. Cattle will be held at Haines 1875. The tract is in a high state of
on feed until the plant at Portland de cultivation. A large part o f it this
sires to consume the stock. Hay prices year was in barley, producing a heavy
have made a marked advance since yield, and parts of it produce alfalfa
buyers for the packing plant entered and timothy. Mr. Leach and family
will leave at once for Walla Walla,
where they w ill make their home in the
Stockmen After Alfalfa.
Newbridge— About all the hay in
Eagle and Pine valleys has been bought
Railroad Must Rebuild Highway.
up by stockmen, the price for alfalfa
Hood River — The committee ap
being from $6 to $7 per ton.
A fter pointed by the Hood River Commercial
cutting three crops of alfalfa each club to devise means to construct a
year the farmers sell their meadows to highway from Hood River to Portland
cattlemen for pasture, the price in a j finds that the railroad company is
few instances being as high as $5 per specially bound to replace and repair
acre. Under the present reserve sys all portions of the wagon road destroy
tem stockmen must have their stock ed in the construction o f the railroad
off the range by a certain time each through Wasco county. It is expected
fall, hence the green alfalfa fields are that the company will be called upon
in good demand for early fall pastur ; to make good by Wasco and what is
now Hood River counties.
Trees to Protect Canals.
Hermiston— To protect as well as
beautify the banks of the distribution
ditches on the Umatilla project the
government, through the local reclam
ation office, is making negotiations for
the placing of an order for a car of
These will be planted
early this fall along the various canals
which traverse the project.
trees are especially adapted to this
purpose, owing to the excellent wind
breaks they make within a short time
and are also ready conveyors of nitro
gen to the soil.
Berkshire Hogs Shipped.
Hermiston— A carload o f fine hogs,
the third in two weeks, has been ship
ped by J. F. McNaught, of the Max
well Land & Irrigation company. For
more than a year Mr. McNaught has
kept registered Berkshire stock which
won laurels at the county fair. An
other two carload shipment will be
made in a few days.
P O R TLA N D M ARKETS.
THE C EN SU S P O SIT IO N S.
Appointment Clerk Pindell Explains
Method ot Application.
Washington, Sept. 24. — Appoint
ment Clerk Pindell, o f the U. S. Cen
bus bureau, states on the subject of
the census examination, October 23d,
that the distinction between the perm
anent census force and the additional
temporary employes provided by the
Thirteenth Census act is quite import
ant and should be remembered.
vacancies occur on the permanent cen
aua they w ill be filled, as heretofore,
by transfers from elsewhere in the
service, or by selections from the ex
isting registers of the civil service
Persons now on the registers of the
commission are, therefore, eligible for
appointment to vacancies on the perm
anent census roll, but there is no great
er opportunity during the decennial pe
riod for such appointments than there
has been heretofore.
temporary positions, authorized by the
Thirteenth Census act, except those
above $1.200 per annum which will be
filled largely by transfers from the
permanent cen-us roll, will be given to
those persons who pass the test eiam-
ination on October 23rd.
on the registers o f the civil service
commission, who desire appointment to
these additionsl census places, should
take the test examination as their pres
ent eligibility availB them nothing in
respect to appointments to these posi
tions. The fact that a person is on
the civil service register does not pre
vent him from taking this test exam
Blank application forms and the cir
cular of instructions were ready for
distribution by September 10th. As
soon as the applicant completes his ap
plication in every respect, it should be
addressed and forwarded to the U. S.
Civil Service commission, Washington,
D. C., and not to the census bureau
Care should be taken that the enve
lope containing the application is prop
erly addressed and sufficient postage
stamps are affixed.
I f the application
is satisfactory a card will be mailed the
applicant and it will admit him to the
examination. An application must be
filed in sufficient time to arrange for
the examination at the place selected
No request will be granted for an ex
animation otherwise than as scheduled
for the cities and states on October
T A F T S T A R T S WATER.
Opens Gates to Famous Gunnison
Tunnel in Colorado.
Montroce, Colo., Sept. 24.— Preei
dent T aft spent yesterday on the west
ern slope of the Rocky mountains amid
a succession of magnificent scenes. In
many respects his day was one o f the
most interesting he has had since leav
Late in the afternoon Mr. T aft stood
on the brink of the deepest irrigation
ditch in the West and far out in the
foo hill of the mountains, with not a
settlement in sight, made the elec
trical connection that started a flow ol
water through the Gunnison tunnel
that will reclaim 140,000 acres o f arid
land. The greatest irrigation project
the United States government ever has
undertaken was thus put in operation
and the opening was the occasionl of
a joyous celebration throughout the’
valley of the Uncompahgre.
During his travels yesterday the
President had ample opportunity to
study the effect of irrigation. For a
long time his train ran through stretch
es o f country where as far as the eye
could reach the only vegetation in
sight consisted o f a few grease wood
bushes or sagebrush. The i out of
rocky canyon the train would suddenly
come upon a veritable oasis, where
fields of alfalfa and miles of orchards
told of the miracle wrought by the
touch of water.
The tunnel has been hewn through
six miles of a mounntain range and
when the project is completed next
spring it will d'vert the waters o f the
Gunnison river, now flowing to the
Gulf of California, to the valley on
this side of the mountains, where
minor private projects of irrigation
already have told the wonders of the
Wheat—Blueatem, 95c: club, 86c;
red Russian, 84>ic; valley, 89c; fife,
I 86c; Turkey red, 86c; 40-fold, 88jic.
Cow Creek's Big Peaches.
Barley— Feed, $25.50(11,26; brewing,
Glendale—Two peaches are on exhi $26 50ft/27 per ton.
No. 1 white, $27(i?27.25 per
bition at the Commercial club rooms
that demonstrate that the Cow Creek 1 ton.
Hay— Timothy, Willamette valley,
valley is strong on peach culture. The
fruit was raised by R. H. Springer, $15ft/16 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
Austrian Capital for California
and is of the Early Crawford variety. $17.600? 18 50; alfalfa, $14; clover,
Japs Herded With Pigs.
Los Angeles, Sept. 24.— Plans for
inches in $14; cheat, $firstname.lastname@example.org; grain hay,
Victoria, Sept 28.- Captured by the One peach measures 10
utilizing waters from the Colorado for
| $ 15ft/16.
Russian cruiser Shilka, in an attempt circumference, and theother 1 0 inch
Butter— City creamery, extras, 36c; the generation o f electric
to make a sealing raid on the Ski es. The Cow Creek valley produces as
launched two years ago by Count Ap-
fancy outside creamery, 33fti36c per
island seal rookeries, three Japanese good fruit as grow? anywhere, yet the
pound; store, 21(ri22c.
Butter fat ponyi, an engineer of international rep
seal hunters of the crew of the Japan fruit industry is in its infancy in this
prices average 1
per pound under utation, who formerly held a colonel’ s
ese sealing schooner Hosei Maru. have section.
commission in the Austrian army, are
regular butter prices.
returned to Japan, being released ac
Egga— Oregon ranch, candled, 32 3-sC being matured -apidly, according to
Lane County Farm Sold.
cording to information brought by the
information given out by the count
Cottage Grove— The Nelson farm of per dozen.
steamer Empress of China, which ar
today. Behind the project, he stated,
Poultry— Hens, 16ft; 16
rived last night.
The report is that 375 acres, on Row river, three miles
is Count Lascio Szchenyi, who mar
the arrested seal poachers were thrown from this place, was purchased last springs, 15 Sjft/ 16c: roosters, 9ft/;10c; ried Gladys Vanderbilt, and through
into an outbuilding on Copper island, week by John Spray o f the Spray- ducks, young. 14(!$15c; geese, young. him the Rothschilds have been inter
containing a number of cows and pigs, Wynne Hardware company of this 10ft/ 11c; turkeys, 20c; squabs, $1.76(0 ested.
and were imprisoned there for 13 days. city, the purchase price being $16,00(1. 2 per dozen.
Pork— Fancy, 9 ft/ 10c per pound.
Mr. Spray will begin at once digging
B:g Timber Deal.
V ea l- Extra, 10ft/10 '„c per pound.
a gravity irrigation ditch from the
Few Changes in Minnesota.
Vancouver, B. C., Sept 24.— A large
Fruit»— Apples, lift/2.25 per box;
St. Paul, Sept 28. — Few changes
pears, 50cft/$1.25; peaches, 75cft/$1.25 timber deal whereby A. B. Kurtz, of
are liable to be made immediately in farm and intends irrigating the entire per crate; cantaloupes, 50cft/$ 1.25; New York, president of the American
the administration of the affairs of the
plums, 25ft/50c per box; watermelons, Financial Securities company, acquires
state o f Minnesota. Governor Eber
le p e r pound; grapes, 80cft/$1.25 per 54,000 acres of timber land in the
tart says he will contniue to carry on
crate; Concords, 25c per basket; casa- Cowichan lake country, was practical
as far as possible the policies of the
bas, $1.50ft?2 per crate; quincea, $1.50 ly consummated today. The purchase
late Governor Johnson.
Many of the chard of J. L. Dumas, near here, 517 per box.
price was in the neighborhood o f $1,-
Democratic governor’s appointees were
Pota'oea— 75cft?$l per sack; sweet 500,000, an. the new owners are to
Republicans, and they may hold over.
spend $500,000 more in the develop
potatoes, 2c per pound.
Some of the Johnson men have said boxes per tree. The receipts from the
ment of the property by the erection
Onions—$1.25 per sack.
that they would resign. So far, how
Vegetables - Beans, 4ft/5c per pound; o f a sawmill and the laying o f spur
ever, Frank Day, Governor Johnson’s
cabbage, lftzlk ic ; cauliflower, 75eftz tracks. The Canadian Pacific railroad
private secretary, alone has made a box and 75 boxes at 75 cents per box. $1.25 per dozen , celery. 50ft/75c; com, will build a branch line to tidewater.
15ft/ 20c; cucumbers, 10ft?25c; onions,
boxes and the gross receipts from the
Reyes Goes to Europe.
12l»ftil5 c ; peas, 7c per pound; pep
same would be $2,547.50.
Handshakes Are Tabooed.
Monterey, Mexico, Sept 27.— Fol
ft? 1 c ;
Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 28. — Harry
lowing the resignation of General Ber
squash. 6c; tomatoes, 50c per box.
Buys Milton Apples.
M. Moffitt, chief of secret service on
Hops -1909 Fuggles. 20ft/21c; clus nardo Reyes from the presidency o f the
the Pacific c< ast, is in Sacramento con
Milton- -William Gibaon, Sr . of the ters, 21ft/22c; 1908 crop, 17c; 1907 local casino, it is rumored here that
sulting with Chief of Police Sullivan Gibson Fruit company, of Chicago, crop. 12c; 1906 crop, 8c.
General Reyes is preparing to leave
concerning the handling o f crowds was in the city recently and closed a
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16ft/23c per Mexico and to take up his residence in
when President T aft visits this city contract with the Milton Fruit Grow pound; valley, 23ft/25c; mohair, choice, Europe. Much color is lent to the re
on October 4 and talks at Capitol park. ers’ union to take all the apples this 23ft/ 25c.
ports due to the fact that the home of
Moffitt says orders have been received season at $2 per box, f. o. b. Milton.
Catt'e— Steers, top quality, $4 25ft? General Reyes, valued at $90,000, is
from Cheif Wilkie that no public hand A few years ago Walia Walla valley 4.50; fair to good, $4; common, $3.50 for sale. It is not believed that Reyes
shaking will be allowed here. Crowds apples were practically unknown in ft/3.75; cows, top. $3.50; fair to good, has intentions of leaving Mexico until
will he kept at a safe dis'ance from Eastern markets, but since they are $3ft/3.25; common to medium, $2.50 after the elections.
the nation's chief.
receiving recognition it ia hard to sup ft/2.75; calves, top, $5(?|5.50; heavy,
ply the demand.
Frederick Grant for President
$3.50(,/4; bulla, $2ft/2.25; stags, $2.50
Slvpwrecked Men Return.
Chicago, Sept. 24.— Major General
Make Federal Building Larger.
Victoria, B. C., Sept. 28.- Seven
Hog»— Best, $8; fair to good, $7.76 Frederick Dent Grant, son of the fam
survivors of the Japanese schooner
Pendleton— Pendleton’s new Federal ft/7.85; stockera, $6ftf7; China fata, ous leader of the Union forces during
Hykuman Maru. given up long ago as building is to be made large enough to $7.50ft? 8.
the Civil war, is being boomed as the
lost, returned to Hakodate shortly be house the Federal court and attaches, j She p— Top wethers, $4fti4.2R; fair presidential candidate o f the Prohibi
fore the departure of the Empress of the Northwest headquarters of the Fed to good, $3.60ft?3.75; ewes, !^c less tion party in 1912, by members o f the
China, which arrived here last nlghL j eral bureau o f animal industry, as well on all grades; yearlings, best, $4ftz organization who are assembling in
Their schooner went ashore in the as the postoffice. This is the announce 4.25; fair to good, $3.50?/!3.75; spring this city to celebrate the fortieth anni
lambs, $5.25(1/ 5.50.
Kuril islands August 26, last year.
ment that has just been made here.
veraary of the birth o f the party.
PREPARING FOR CONGRESS.
BUTTE MINES ALL
CLOSED BY STRIKE
Display o f Dry Farming Products Ar-
nvirg at Bdlirgs.
Ten Thousand Men Quit Work and
Smelters and Other Allied Industries
May Be Forced lo Suspend--Po
lice Protect Men Who Would Con
tlnue W o rk —Sheriff Threatens to
Shoot if Necessary.
Butte, Mont., Sept. 25.— Every mine
in Butte is shut down tonight and 10,
000 men are idle, with the prospect of
5,000 more being thrown out o f work
II the suspension continues for five
days the smelters and other allied in
dustries will he forced to suspend.
The trouble was caused by a major?
ty of Engineers’ Union No. 83 having
seceded from the Western F'ederation
of Miners and organized a new union
The Butte Miners’ union ordered its
members not to go to work in mines
employing members of the new engin
The evening was ushered in with
great excitement, when nearly 2,000
miners surrounded the shaft o f the
Gagnon mine, apparently for the pur
pose of mobbing 28 miners who defied
the command of the union to stop work
A detail o f 15 policemen with Captain
Thomas Norton in command hurried to
lhe scene, and reinforced by Sheriff
John K. O’ Rourke, with every deputy
of his office at his hack, succeeded in
reaching the shaft mouth.
Mounting a pile of timbers, the sher
iff in plain language told the crowd
that the officers proposed to protect the
Gagnon miners and intimated that any
attempt at violence oupon the part of
the strikers would result in shooting.
It is hardly likely that work will be
resumed before a week, and the various
smelters throughout the state may be
compelled to suspend ooerations.
WRECK A T S E A T T L E .
Trolley Car Jumps Track and Crashes
Into Corner Cafe.
Seattle, Sept. 25.—O f the 80 passen
gers on a big Wallingford avenue car
that was wrecked at the curve near the
main gate of the World’s fair, shortly
before noon yeBterday, not one escaped
being cut or brused or sharply shaken
but it is believed that none of the in
jured will die. Frank Hull, o f Taco
rna, aged 46, an Oddfellow attending
the festivities accompanying the Sov
ereign Grand lodge meeting, died an
hour after being taken from the wreck.
The car got beyond control of the
motorman, attained a speed o f 30 miles
an hour at the corner o f Fourteenth
avenue, Northeast, and East Fortieth
street, careened, left the track, and
crashed into a one-story building at the
southeast corner o f the crossing, de
molishing the flimsy building, splitting
and wrecking the car and hurling the
passengers forward with frightful force
Every pane of glass in the car was
broken and the jagged pieces showered
upon the passengers, who were tossed
one upon another in indescribable con
WRECKAGE LINES GULF.
Southern Coast Strewn With Broken
Ships and Launches.
New Orleans, Sept 25.— With the
list of dead from Monday’s tropical
hurricane well above 100 tonight, every
indication points to a much larger num
ber of victims.
Many small sloops
and launches are lying wrecked on the
Gulf shore of Louisiana and Mississip
pi, and there is little doubt that some
of their occupants are lost.
Anxiety for the safety of steamers
bound for New Orleans during the hur
ricane period on the gulf, has been re
lieved. Nearly all o f these vessels
were many hours late, but finally ar
rived at this port with the exception of
the Utstein, which is four days over
due from Puerto Cortes. She was re
ported today to have gone aground off
Seashore light near the mouth of the
Mississippi, with no loss of life.
Juarez Bomb Harmless.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 25.— It devel
oped today that there was no plot con
nected with the finding of a supposed
bomb in Juarez, Mexico. The "bom b”
proved to be a small pepper box, three
inches long, an inch and a half in di
ameter, and containing a substance
like paraffine poured over the top.
Even had it been exploded it would
have done no harm. The police have
arrested an American tramp who had
been sleeping on the premises of Senor
Arguelles and had been ordered away.
He had made threats against Arguelles.
Town Condemns Chinese.
Jerome, Ariz., Sept. 25.— A vigor
ous movement was inaugurated here
today looking to the exclusion of Chin
ese from the city. Reports that refuse
meat has been used in Chinese restau
rants, where many people of Jerome
are accustomed to eat, precipitated the
Investigation of the res
taurants today revealed conditions far
from sanitary, it is alleged. It is said
that the Chinese may not only be driv
en out, but that absolute prohibition
against the entrance of any more Chin
ese into the city may result.
Spain Turned Back.
Oudja, Sept. 25.— Native reports say
that the Spanish advance toward Se-
louan on September 20 was stopped
and turned back by a strong body of
Riffiana. Similar reports were current
during ihe operations at Souk Beni Si-
car, when a number o f the tribesmen^
fighting for the Spanish cause, were
said to have deaerted to the enemy,
forcing the Spanish troops to retire to
Melilla. These reporta probably are
the basis o f a rumored Spanish reverse.
Hundreds Flee in Skiffs.
Biloxi, Miss., Sept 25.— About 500
storm sufferers are homeless at Bayou
la Manre, near the mouth o f the Mis
sissippi river, and two lives were lost
there. The water rose eight feet in
the houses and tue people saved their
lives by taking skiffs and rowing up
the Mississippi river.
Billing*. Mont., Sept. 22.— While
farmers throughout the West are pre
paring samples of their products for
display at the International Dry Farm
ing exposition which will he held here
October 25-29 in connection with the
F'ourth Dry Farming congress, the
Montana board of control is rushing
work on the exhibit hall where the re
sults of dry farming operations will be
exhibited in ocular demonstration of
the success of intelligent application
o f scientific principles in practical ag
For the main division of the exposi
tion, the local committee has secured
the wool warehouse, one of the largest
buildings in Billings. The building is
60 by 160 feet and is located along the
railroad tracks in the center of the city.
Its barn like interior is being trans
formed from the unaesthetic crudities
of warehouse architecture into an at
tractive exposition hall by a force of
carpenters and decorators.
partitions will divide the room into
three compartments, or large aisles,
with a total of 92,000 squure feet of
wall space. A t the base of each parti
tion and around the walls of the entire
building, Bhelvesare being budt, which
will give nearly 4,000 square feet of
space, making a total of approximately
96,000 square feet of available exhibit
The grains and grasses and other
products which are to be displayed on
the walls and threshed grains, roots,
fruits and vegetables will be shown on
the shelves. A false ceiling I b being
put in 14 feet from the floor and deco
rated with bunting and (lags.
walls will have a background o f black
cloth. When the exhibits are in place,
the gold and green of grains and grass
es outlined against the black back
ground and file red, white and blue of
the national colors upon the ceiling and
about the walls, will make a picture of
striking artistic effectiveness.
The floor space will be divided into
20 foot squareB and above the center of
each square will pe an arc light.
Exhibits are already beginning to
arrive and are being placed in the ex
FAVORS C O R PO R ATIO N TAX.
President Taft Says It Is Better Than
Denver, Sept. 22.— Making his way
still further to the West, President
T aft arrived in this city yesterday af
ternoon, and last night, in the Denver
auditorium, where a year ago William
J. Bryan was nominated as his oppon
ent in the presidential race, he faced a
crowd of thousands that in its noisy
welcome and continuous enthusiasm re
called some of the scenes of convention
President Taft, switching from his
purpose to discuss the conservation of
natural resources, last night took up
the corporation tax and defended it
against the proposition to impose a di
rect ioncome tax, which he said seemed
likely to pass the senate when the cor
poration tax was devised as a compro
mise. The president strorgly urged,
however, that the states ratify the pro
posed income tax amendment to the
constitution in order to make such a
tax available in time of necessity.
The president declared that the cor
poration tax was in itself the best form
o f income tax that could be levied, and
pointed out that it contai/ ed many of
the best features of the income tax law
of England. The president declared it
would be possible so to amend the cor
poration tax as to include within its
scope every desired feature of an in
come tax except the levy upon incomes
erived from actual salary and profes
The president said he opposed direct
income tax except in cases o f emerg
ency and he believed it to be a prime
fault in the Federal constitution that
no provision is made for a direct levy
to meet wartime or other extraordinary
Massacre Report Denied
St. Petersburg, Sept. 22.—The re
port that anti-Jewish riots have oc
curred at K iev is officially denied at
the chancellory o f Premier Stolypin.
The official news agency and newspa
pers have no word of rioting and it is
thought the report is based on an inci
dent which occurred at Slobodka. A
band o f 15 members of the Reactionary
league appeared on the streets on that
day and fell upon the promenading
Jews with cries of “ here is quality for
you,” and began to beat them. Police
appeared and the Reactionaries fled.
Hill Say» Leader I* Lost.
St. Paul, Sept. 22.—James J. Hill,
chairman of the board of directors of
the Great Northern Railway company,
«a id today o f Governor Johnson: ” He
possessed many of the qualities of a
leader combined with kindly disposition
and a pleasant appearance. His abili
ty was illustrated by his career, com
ing. as he did, from the lowest stratum
of the social structure to the highest.
And bis life ’s work with its results
were not matters o f accident.
were due to his perseverance and abil
Former Preacher Fills Job.
St. Paul, Sept. 22.— Adolph C. Eber-
hart, who, by the death o f Governor
Johnson, becomes the chief executive
o f the state, was bom in Sweden, 38
years ago, but came to Minnesota in
1881. He attended the public schools
and was afterward graduated from
Gustavus Adolphus college, at St.
Peter, as a minister o f ihe Gospel.
Soon after his graduation Mr. Eberhart
abandoned church work and took op the
study of law.
Big Land Deal Recorded.
Merced, Cal., Sept. 22 — One o f the
largest land deals recorded in this sec
tion o f California was completed to
day, when the C. W. Wooster com
pany, of San Francisco, took a bond on
the Chowchilla ranch. 14 miles south
o f Merced. The ranch contains 108,-
000 acres and the deal is said to have
involved more than $1,000,000. The
Wooster company plans to irrigate tha
tract and colonize iL