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OF THE WEEK
Doings of the World at large
Told in Brief.
Beneral Resume of Important Events
Presented In Condensed Form
for Our Busy Reader.
Flour will soon advance 20 ccnla a
Rainfall has checked the forest, Area
In many localities on tho Pacific CoasL
Norway's recognition of tho Madrlx
blockade has aroused indignation at
Eleven men were killed In a prema
ture explosion of a 12-lnch gun at
Fortress Monroe, Virginia.
It Is said false reports of gold strike
atldltarod, Alaska, have tilled that
camp with hundreds of destitute men.
A bitter fued between John D.
Rockefeller and his brother Frank, of
many years standing, has been amic
A diamond weighing 191 caraU and
worth $150,000 In the rough has been
found in the famous Premier mine, in
A PMraim na&n rnade hi wife Crawl
several blocks to church on her knees
and confess that she waa to blame lor
their domestic troubles.
A French scientist declares that
within a few years many surgical oper-
Itnn nrtll Ka nArfnrmn! hv eteCtrlettV
instead of by the surgeon's knife and
It is believed that some I40.0OO.0C0
assets of the Plllsbury-Washburn Mil.
ling company of Minneapolis have
been dissipated in bad notes and gam
bling by crooked officials.
The postmaster of Tropic, Utah, who
Vu Riutn a fticrtltv fmm Itiatlm alnco
May 15, when a shortage of 12,300
waa discovered In his accounts, waa
found dead within a lew miles oi nis
Owlncf to the scarcity of railway
laborers Canada has decided to admit
without restriction from all countries
except Asia, all construction laborers
who are mentally, morally ana paysic
ally fit, and who are guaranteed em
A negro has been appointed collector
of customs at Washington, u. U.
Stock la reported to be dying on
Montana ranges on account oi areuia.
Plm datreved a North Yakima.
Wash,, clothing store, causing 118,600
The Forty-seventh annual convention
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians la
in session in Portland.
President Taft visited. Eaatport,
Maine, in the extreme northeast cor
ner of the United States.
The First National convention of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Board
ef Erin, la in session in New York
There Is much trouble In Bogota,
Colombia, caused by feeling against
the American streetcar company oper
Agent of tho Russian government
allege that the charges of ill-treatment
ef Russian peasant in tae Hawaiian
islands are groundless.
A motor fishing boat on the fishing
erounde at the mouth of the Columbia
was seen to capsize and sink with two
men. No help could reach them in
time and both were lost.
It Is reported that President French,
of the North Bank road, has resigned,
bat he savs he knowns nothing of it.
Forest fires have destroyed the log
ging camp of the Blade Lumber com
pany, near El ma, Wash.
A Roseburg, Or., man aged 75 years,
ahot a panther, and thinking the ani
mal dead, leaned over to examine It,
when it roused up and attacked him
and nearly killed blm before it was
despatched by bis companion.
Six persons have lost their Uvea In
forest fires about Spokane.
Continued reports of crop failure
keep the price of wheat going up.
A long drouth In Nevada waa' broken
by a cloudburst, in which one person
The Washington Coast artillery re
serves made perfect scores at practice
with 10 and 12 inch guns.
All conductors and trainmen on the
Grand Trunk railroad of Canada, have
gone on a strike for advanced wages.
Two men arrested as horsethieves In
Sacramento, Cal., have been identified
as men who held up a Southern Pacific
train last April.
In a speech at Emporia, Kansss,
"Uncle Joe" Cannon says the muck
rakers can't make him withdraw from
the race for speaker.
Employers of labor In Stockton, Cal,,
have declared war to the finish upon
the closed shop principle. All build
Ins Is at a standstill.
A broken trolley wire fell upon a bi
cycle rider on Morrison street bridge,
In Portland, but hie rubber tires saved
him from electrocution.
Tho Wrltrht Brothers have been sued
for $40,000 damages for breach of eon-
tract In connection with the aviation
Meet at Toronto, just closed.
LABOR WAR 'IS ENDED.
Long Fight Against Buck Stove Com
pany Declared Off.
Cincinnati A peace agreement of
great importanco to organised labor
was mado here between oftlcora of tho
American Federation of Labor and
mombera of tho Stovo Foundors' Nu
tlonal Dofonso association.
Tho effect of tho agreement Is to
end tho bitter watfaro between tho
federation of labor and tho Buck Stovo
& Range company of SL Louis. Tho
association and tho stovo company,
through its representatives here, nib
nounced their withdrawal from Uio
prosecutions against Prcsllicnt Com
pere, Vice President Mitchell and Sec
retary Morrison, of tho federation of
labor, In the contempt case now pond
ing against them.
While the prosecutions hnngingovor
Messrs. Gompcrs. Mitchell ana Mor
rison, of tho fedoration of labor, havo
passed out of the hands of tho stove
company which instituted them, and
are now pending in the United States
Supreme court at Washington, repre
sentatives oi tho stove company anu
of tho National Defense association, by
tho articles slg.icd, agree to with
draw their attorneys from the case.
Whether tho appeal of tho' thrco men
from Jail sentences Imposed upon them
for alleged violation of an Injunction
shall bo fought to a finish In Uio Su
premo court is said to rest now with
Attorney General Wickersham.
Tho five articles of the agreement
are as foUows:
First A conference to be held by
officers of tho labor onrnnlxntlona in
volved and Mr. Van Cleave, of tho
stove comDanr. at St. Louis,
Second The agreement In regard to
the wages, hours and conditions or em
ployment shall take effect within 90
davs. based on wanes and conditions
cxisttngjln shops of competitors In tho
city of St. Louis, operating union
Third Tho labor unions will make
known that tho differences between the
two organizations havo been satisfac
Fourth The Buck Stovo & Range
company will withdraw all suits now
pending against the labor organiza
tions. Fifth A copy of this agreement
will be published in tho Journals'of tlie
labor organisations and displayed in
the labor departments of tho stove
STILL PERSECUTE JEWS.
Russians Expel Them From Kiev,
But Many Return.
Kiev, 'Russia The expulsion of
Jews from Kiev continues at tho rate
of 45 a' day. From July 4 to July 15,
497 were expelled by what is known as
the second method that Is, they were
forced to actually leave town. During
the same period 1,121 were expelled by
the first method, which, In effect, is a
warning for their departure, but per
mit them time for a settlement of pri
In the majority of cases the latter
method proved Ineffective, as Uio Jews
in that category are prone to return to
Kiev, after temporary absence.
Since May 24, when the Imperial
edict ordering that all Jews who could
not establish a legal right of residence
elsewhere should be returned within
the pale of the restricted district of the
Polish provinces and the Ukraine, be
came effective, there have been ex
pelled from this city, Solcmnka and
Dmleffka suburbs, 3,011 persons by
the second method and 3,641 by the
NEW ENGLAND IS AFFECTED.
700 Miles of Railroad Are Made Idle
- by Grand Trunk Srrtke.
Boston Some 700 miles of railroad
In the New England states were made
practically Idle by the strike of con
ductors and trainmen declared through
out tho entire Grand Trunk railroad
system. About 450 trainmen in New
England are involved In the strike.
The strike in New England affects
16G miles of the main line of tlie
Grand Trunk road.
The railroad .shops at SL Albans,
Vermont, where 350 men are employ
ed, havo been closed. Tho shop em
ployes adopted resolutions condemning
the strike of the trainmen. Freight
traffic is tied up.
Santa Hurries to Arctic.
Seattle Santa Claus is reported to
make his borne In the Arctic Circle,
but the pupils and teachers of the gov
ernment schools oi northern Alaska
would have fared ill next Christmas If
presents, food, clothing and fuel had
not been shipped on uie steamer at.
Helens, which sailed for Nome and
other Arctic porta as far north as Point
Hope. Congresa waa so late this year
that It was impossible to send the
school supplies on n sailing vessel and
there was danger that some remote
schools might get no supplies at all.
Japan Buys Four Airships,
Victoria, B. C News was brought
by the steamship buverlc, which has
just arrived from the Orient, that the
Japanese government has ordered four
military airships In trance. Tbey
are to be built In accordance wth
French design, with certain alterations
suggested by the Jspanese airship In
vestigation committee. They arc ox
pectcd to bo delivered in Japan late In
August, Negotiations are under way
for more air craft,
Louisville & Nashville Gives More
Louisville, Ky. Four thousand
Louisville shop employes of the Louis
ville & Nashville railroad were given a
surprise when they opened their pay
envelopes and found therein an unsolic
ited increase of G per cent
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE
STATE'S PROGRESS GREAT.
Stato Engineer Lewis Says Irrigation
Work Is Rovalatlon.
Salem After traveling 1,000 miles
through Central nnd Souhern Oregon,
half of tho dlstnnco by automobile and
stage, Stato Engineer John II. Lewis
is back nt tho stato captlol nnd reports
that development work nnd ndvnnco-
mont of Carey act projects are a revel
ation to htm.
"During tho past few years tho de
velopment work has been remarkable,"
ho asserts. "At Prlnoville they are
expecting n big rush of settlers be
cause of the recent opening of tho road
land grafts nnd prospects nro bright
lor a ornncn oi uio urcgon irunK up
"At Lnldlaw tho indications plont to
n reorganization or mo uoiumuin
Southern project and it Is probablo
construction work will bo resumed for
tho purpose of reclamation of 30,000
acres of valunblo land.
"Irrigation development is causing
signal activity at Bend. In addition
to this factor, timber, railroad con
struction and wntorpower development
are nil opening n great urn for that
already prosperous community. Lota
that sold for next to nothing on tho
main street of tho town ten years ago
are now going at $4,000. Many now
houses are being erected and a great
rush of settlors is expected. ,
"Forty miles south of Bend heavy
machlnory Is being assembled nnd con
struction work is beginning on an Irri
gation project to water 30,000 acres.
Development work horo is in charge of
the Deschutes Land company. Tho
main lino of the Oregon Trunk will go
directly through this project and the
Natron-Klamnth lino is to, pass within
n fow hundred feet of tho dam sito in
Crescent Lako, which supplies water
for tho project. Ln Pine Is tho town
sito for this development work nnd
there is now talk of moving Rossland,
tho old town, to La Pino so that It will
bo on tho railroad. From La Pine al
rcay can be heard the sound of blast
ing on tho NatronJilamath line, where
work is being carried on over tho
mountain. Cvory blast Is cheerful
news to tho people of tho Deschutes.
"At Paisley the 12.000-acre Carey
act project is being delayed because of
conflict In wntcr rignu.
"At Lnkeview tho dam and main
canal of a 60.000-acro privato project
are nearly complete and tho land under
the canal sold.
"Perhaps of all prospective projects
in Southern Oregon tho one In Warner
Lake valley I found bad the more nu
merous interesting features. , This Is
40 miles cut of Lakcvlew and 130,000
has already been expended in surveys
looking to tho development of 100,000
acres of land. This valley is 80 miles
long and runs from five to 15 miles In
width, between rock bjuffs 3",D0O feet
high. The land here will be developed
by the state under tho Carey act Tho
company doing tho work Is under $7,
000 bonds to make a complete Inves
tigation and Is apparently going ahead
in good faith, notwithstanding there
are immenso obstacles blocking tho
"A canal of 1,000 second-foot capac
ity will hav to be constructed for 15
miles along an almost vertical rock
cliff and three miles of dikes, 40 to 60
feel in height, must be constructed
across a peat bog, In addition to sever
al storage sites, long flumes and in
"The tract, however. Is very desir
able, and lies well for Irrigation, hav
ing an excellent climate, and with
railroad facilities, which-have been
definitely promised, may prove very
feasible to irrigate.
Doubt Thrown on Merger.
Sumpter The incorporation of the
Sampson company, tho $7,000,000 con
cern which has announced its purpose
of acquiring seven of the largest
mines in the Bourne district, has been
the cause of considerable speculation.
Two of the most important properties
named in the plans for the merger are
tho Colnmbla mine and tho North role.
Mnnsger F. S. Bailllo, of the Columbia
mine, says no option Is out for tho pur
chase of the property.
Wood-Working. Plant Established.
Redmond An important Industry
recently located at Redmond is tho
wood working plant of L. L. Osborne.
As soon as the building is completed,
It is the intention to manufacture kit
chen cabinets, light furniture, screen
doors, sash and doors. This Is Ufa only,
establishment of the kind nearer than
Booth-Kelly Lands Burned.
Eugene The Booth-Kelly Lumber
company's loggcdoff land above Wend
ling Is being swept by fire, which has
been burning now several dtys. So
far the compsnyhas been ablo to keep
tho fire out of , tho standing timber, but
the mill waa forced to close down on
account of a shortsge of logs.
New Block at Klamath FallJ.
Klamnth Falls Tho two story build
ing which L. F. Willis Is to erect on
tho lot where the Masonic hall now
stands will bo 50x100 feet, and will
havo two storo rooms on tho main floor
and office rooms on tho second floor.
Tho entlro front of the building will
be of plate glass.
Weston Harvest Starts.
Weston Harvesting is starting in
here. A few outfits have already begun
work on tho lighter lands. Crops
around tho immediate vicinity of Wes
ton will be average, from all indica
tions, and of good quality; much bet
ter than last year.
BIG WATER PROJEOT t)N.
05,000 Acres of Roruo River Land
to Be Irrigated.
Medford Flfty.flvo thousand acres
of tho Roguo river vnlloy will bo Irri
gated, nt nn expenditure or nt least
$2,000,000, within tho next fow years
us tho result of tho closing of n donl
whereby tho Roguo River Vnlloy Cnnnl
company, coniKiscd of n pnrty of Spo
kane capitalists, headed by P, Welch,
acquires ownership or tho property or
tho Fish Lako Water company.
Tho consideration waa not gtvon out
hy either party to tho transaction.
Mr. Welch said that his company has
had tho property under option nearly
a year and had spent nenrly xiou.uuo
In examining the property, making
surveys nnd in development work,
Tho old company hml nbout CO miles
of ennnls and ditches.
Fred N. Cummlngs, manager of the
Roguo River Valley Cnnal company,
said thnt his company would proceed at
once to tho construction of additional
canals ami laterals until thero .wore
100 miles of canals and 400 miles uf
Intcrals. Tho company owns reservoir
rights in tho Fleh and Four MIU lakes,
with a storage capacity of 65,000 ncro
foot of water, besides tho running wa
ter in the north nnd south forks of Lit
tle Butte creek.
The company owns 7,000 acres of
land In the vnlloy In one body, on which
It will maintain an experimental farm
In chargo of an expert. Though this
body of land tho company has dug a cn
nnl six feet wide at tho bottom and a
boulevard CO feet wido pnrillcllng IL
GRAINMEN IN COMBINE.
Wheat-Growers to Manufacture and
Portland As a test of their strength
In opposing Interests which they con
sider Inimical td the Farmers' Educa
tional nnd Co-operative union, wenlthy
whont growers of Umatilla county and
tho Walla Walln country nro going 4o
manufacture flour for export on an
extonslvo scale, according to announce
ment mado in Portland. Whllo tho
plana of organization aro not ,aa yot
complete, It Is known that they Include
tho building or flouring mills, ware
houses, power plant, transmission lines
and about 40 miles of railroad.
Thero is abundance of cwpltal to
finance tho various enterprises In con
ncctlon with tho movemont $500,000
having been already subscribed, and
there Is plenty of monoy, say tho pro
moters, to Insure the carrying out of
1,000-Acre Ranch Sold.
Klamath Falls One orifaAhlggcst
real estate deals made here tUf'n long
time was closed up recently when the
Klamath Development company took
over what Is known as tho Altamont
ranch. This placo lies Just outsldo tho
city on tho southwest and contains
about 1,000 acres. It was owned by
Circuit Judge Georgo Noland, J. D.
Carroll and the heirs of W, G. Smith.
It is one of the finest ranches in the
county, every foot of it being tillable.
Stock Poisoning Charge.
Salem On a charge of poisoning
stock, Al Hornbuckle was arraigned
before Judge Georgo II. Burnett in
circuit courL Hornbuckle is from
West Stay ton nnd it Is alleged he gave
poison to animals belonging to neigh
bore. Ho has pleaded not guilty and
will stand trial.
Wheat Blucstcm, 88090c; club,
83384c: red Russian, 81c; valley, 88c.
Barley Feed and brewing, $20U22
Hay Track prices: Timothy, Wil
lamette valley, $18(f19 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $20&22; alfalfa, new, $13
Corn Whole, $32; cracked, $33 per
Oats No. 1 white, $26B27.60 ton,
Butter City creamery, extras, 31c
per pound; fancy outside cresmcry, 30
031c; store. 23c; butter fat, 31c.
Eggs Oregon candled, 20Xft27c
per dozen; Eastern, 24QC25HC
Poultry Hens, lBtlac; springs,
20c; ducks, 15c; geese, 10Ilc; tur
keys, live, 1820c; dressed, 22f
25c; squabs, $3 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, 12K6JI3c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 12I2Wc per pound.
Green Fruits Apples, new, $1.26r$
2.26 per box; Lambert cherries, l2Hc
per pound; apricots, 60c7i$l per box;
plums, 60c q$ $1.25; peaches, 50c Q$
$i.z&; Logsnberrics, ziQCi.&O per
crate; blackberries, $1. 60&J2 per box;
watermelons, I lie per pound; canta
loupes, $3.60(?4.25 per crate.
Vegetables Artichokes, C0ff75c per
dozen; beans, y&fBc per pound; cab
bage, 2)2J(c per pound; cauliflow
er, $1.60 per dozen; celery, 90c; cu
cumbers, 60c per box; egg plant, 12c
per pound; green onions, 16c per doz
en; peas, 5e per pound; peppers, 10(7$
12Hc; radishes, 157720c per dozen;
carrots, $1(1.25 per sack; beets,
$1.50; parsnips, $l(fi)1.2G; turnips, $lt
Potatoes Old Oregon, 76c($l per
hundred; new, 1 )c per pound.
Onions Wnlla Walla, $2.60 per
sack; iiood Kiver, $2,25,
Cattle Beef steers, good to choice,
$5.20(35.60; fair to medium, $4.26
4.76; cows and heifers, good to choice,
$4.255.10: fair to medium, $3.60$4;
bulls, $33.76; stags, $3.60(34.60;
calves, light, $5.7500.75; heavy,
Hogs Top, $10010.26; fair to me
Sheep Best wethors, $3.7604; fair
to good, $303.60; best ewes, $303.60;
lambs, choice, $6.6000; fair, $4.75
WAR IS UNAVOIDABLE,
dapanose Writer Says Day of Reck
onlng Is Coming,
Victoria Thnt war botwoon Amor
len and Jnpnn ennnot bo avoided Is tho
themu of n special article In the Osnkn
Mnlulcht received by the Empress uf
China. Tho Jnpnneso writer fenys:
"It la now being nntlclpnted In di
plomatic circles in gonornl that In
future, when tho rotations between
Jnpnn nnd America become more
strained which will certainly result
from n continued collision of Interest
tho ministry will have to accomplish
tho painful duty of Informing tho other
country's government thnt tho result of
such n collision will bu nn outbreak of
"It will bo pitiful indeed, if, oven
on that occasion, Japan ml ho res to di
plomatic compliments nnd states thnt
no collision will tnko plnro. Why do
tho Jnpnneso not boldly nnd openly sny
that thero will be n collision. If they
think thnt tho Americans will believe
tho Jnpnneso assertions that n collision
will novor tnko ptneo. thoy will enly
decolvo themselves certnlnly not tho
Tho writer contributes n very
lengthy article, In which ho credits
Amorlcnn sympnthy with Jnpun during
tho wnr with Russia to n dualro to cur
ry fnvor with tho Jewish element of
Amerlcn, nnd nftor dstnlllng Amorlcnn
naval progress ho urges rapid develop
ment of Uio Japancso navy.
MONORAIL TRAIN WRECKED.
New Interurban Servlco Proves Fall
uro on First Trip.
New York Twenty persona wore In
jured, only ono seriously, In the first
commercial trip of tho new monorail
sorvlco botwoon City Inland nnd Bar
low, In the suburb of Tho Bronx.
Howard Tunis, tho Inventor, who
was motormnn, broke n rib and one
passcngor broke a leg. Tho latter was
the only ono of tho Injured to go to a
Although described as a monorail.
tho only enr tho company own did not
depend for the stability on a gyroscope.
For support nnd trnctlon It rnn on a
single rail, but twin guide rails over
head hung between pillars and Intcrnl
brnccs on either side of tho right of
wny held It In bnlanco.
Whllo tho car was running 30 miles
an hour one of these guide rails worked
loose and the ear tilted 40 degrees,
piling the frightened passenger In the
lower angle. Tlie plllkrs nt either side
of Uio car prevented It from teppling
AMERICAN HELD PRISONER.
Madrlz Forces Compel Texas Phytl
clan to Treat Wounded.
Washington On tho strength of
press reports the State department
telegrsphed American Consul Moffatt
at Blucflelds to ascertain whether Dr.
Lawrence Burghelm, of Houston.
Texas, Is held a prisoner by tho Madris
forces. Tho report was that Dr.
Burghelm had been compelled to treat
tho wounded at Blucflelds Bluff.
Evidence of the condition of unrest
prevalent in Managua were received at
tho State dcnarlmont through tho
translation of public orders Issued by
tho military governor In tho month of
Juno, Ono of these orders prohibited
Individuals from leaving Uio city with
out written permits from tho author-
tics. Persona disobeying this order
were classed as revolutionists.
Another order prohibited gathortngs
In private houses nnd In public calah
HshmcnU after 9 o'clock In tho oven'
Ing except by permission of Uie author
Strike Now Abandoned-
Seattle Tho Machinists' Union of
Everett, Wash., has voted to permit its
members In tho Great Northorn shops
there to accept tho company's offer of
z cents an hour and a nine-hour day.
This will make Uio wsgso 44 cents an
hour. The men had demanded an
eight-hour day. According to the
United Metal Trades association, this
action wjll result In abandonment of
the strlko begun June 1 all over tho
Northwest for tho eight-hour day,
Wrecking Crew Held Up.J
Albany, N. Y. A wrecking train on
the Boston & Maine railroad, which
was sent out from Mechanlcavlllo early
to clear up a freight wreck noar Usher
was flagged by Italians before It
retched the wrecksge. As the trsln
slowed down, two Italian pointed rifles
at tho englnoor and fireman ami re
fused to let tho wreckers proceed. Tho
train carried nbout 40 Italian laborers,
who found themselves facing an armed
crowd. The train returned to Median
Yellow Fsver Feared.
Blucflelds American Consul Thos.
P. Moffstt has Issued Instructions to
the American naval commanders horo
to observe tho strictest .precautions
that no personal communjcatlon be held
with Blucflelds Bluff, on account of
fears that yellow fever Is prevalent
there. It Is reported that yellow fever
has renched the camps of tho Madrlz
'Auto Supersedes Piano.
New York Another count has been
added to Uio Indictment against tho
automobile. Benjamin Lesser, attor
ney for soveral creditors who have filed'
a petition In bankruptcy against a local
corporation which manufactures pianos.
says in explanation of tho caso: "Tho
corporation could not reallzo on It
stock of pianos on hand. People are
not buying pianos any more; they are
SIX DEAD IN
Stubborn Rancher Saris Slash
ing in Spito of Warnings
Schoolteacher and Niece In Lonely
Homeatenri Cnbln Fnll Victims
All Efforts Fall to Snvo.
Spokane, Wnsh. Six lives havo
boon lost In lire which tiro raging In
the district around tipoknne. For hun
dreds of miles In every direction is n
cnldron of flume, n seething furnnro
Which Is tnklng it toll of llfo nnd
property. It tho Coourd'Alenc. nil
over tho Idaho Pnnhnmlle, In tho Col-
vlllo district, north n round Nelson nnd
Knslo, far wcstwnrd, oxteiullng clear
tn tho const, tho llru fiend Is king.
No ronl estimate ciin lw iilaml upon
prtH)rty loss from the fires, Great
trnctn of timber havo been burned. In
the Cocur d'Alenes nomo of thu fluent
standing timber of tho entlro district
has Ixicn wiped ouL Fur mile In
every direction the mountnln itpiwnr
as huge bonfire. North, uaxt, west
and south of this city Uio snmo condi
tion oxlsts nnd every dny tho loss uf
properly Is growing greater nnd tho
dontlt list Is being addd to.
A forest lira driven by a sweeping
galo through tho dry plno forest on
Mill Creek, 18 miles northunat of Col
vlllo, surrounded the homestead cnbln
of Miss Pearl Ilrowen, nged 22, n
teacher in school district No. 160. Be
fore assistance could reach hnr aha ami
her llttlo niece, I yenr old, dntightor of
Hon. J. S. Wyinan, of Plains, Mont.,
were burned to death. Dozen of de
termined mn vnlnly sought to rench
tho cnbln, but were driven hnck.
W, W. dark, residing on thu south
fork of Mill Creek, nrrlvcd nt Colvllle
and reported to Prosecuting Attorney
II. O. Klrkpntrlck tlie hnrrowlng dd
talts of tho school teacher's death. She
wna In her lonely homestead cnbln, her
niece spending tho dny with her. Tho
grnwsome trngedy wns tho result of a
forest fire set by W. A. Trowbridge, a
nonr neighbor, clearing a slnshlng.
Trowbridge has been arrested, with
two other men, and ho will bo taken to
jnll. Tho settlors nro very angry, nnd
Sheriff Graham Is prepsred for emerg
encies. Millions of feet of timber havo
been burned In the last fow days.
Warden Hanson ha arrived ut Col
vllle wiUi Truwbrldgo In custody, nnd
Prosecuting Attorney Klrkpntrlck, who
with Coroner A. B. Cook nnd Under
taker W. S. Prlndle, was just leaving
the court house for tho scene of tho
death of Miss Ilrowen, ordered tho
Prisoner to tho custody of Sheriff W.
According to Mr. Clark. Trowbridge
had been warned personally not to sot
fire, that It was contrary to law.
Hundred Of thousand of dollars'
worth of timber Is being destroyed and
thero Is but tittle hope of checking Uio
flames until rain falls.
Men Die at Heroes.
Nelson, II. C. Leaving safety to
look after others, Foreman Charlc
Norman, of tho Lucky Jim rnlno at
Kaslo, lost his llfo In a bush firo
which, fanned by a high wind, swopt
over the mine. Four other men worn
suffocated and about 30 escaped.
A party of prominent mining men,
includlgg Flnerane, Miller nnd Colonel
Dnvldson, from Spoksnn nnd Webster;
Lopcr and Proctor, of Nelson, bn com
ing out of tunnel No. 6, noticed firo
rapidly approaching. They wont to
Whitewater and assisted to got tho
women and children nway. Norman
wont to tho rnlno camp to warn tho
men in tho cabins. Otto Swanson led
the men to tho back of tunnel No, 4.
Not being room thero for all, several
went to another part of tho tunnel,
where smoke was swept through the
ventilating chambers,; suffocntlng Col.
Peterson and W. A. Cbcaney. Dnvo
Peterson wns found suffocsted nt an
other polnL Mennwhllo Norman went
to look for Ted Lucas, who Is still mis-
Slnif. Ho WAS CUt off hu K, llini.i
and his body was found at tho entrance
u wo lunnci.
Forests. Olaxo Near Hoqulam.
Hooulum. Wash. A farm nt i nnn
loggers Is engaged In putrolllng tho
logging district north of Hoqulam to
prevent forest fires from breaking out
anew. No damage has been done yoL
wun mo exception of $5,000 worth of
timber dcstrovnl Rn(nnlm ir..t ,i-
valllntr weather tin n (nnilnnv in ir
out mosses nnd brush, making timber
uuay iruy iu uio name, ino territory
uurncu over is estimated nt 4.0011
acres. Forest fires nro raging in Llttlo
NorUi river country, locnted 10 mllco
southeast of here.
Bad Storm Sweeps Nevada,
Reno. Nev. Tho ivAnt ainr,, M.
vada has exnerlenced In vnnm ut Htla
time of tho year started Into Tuesduy
Hiicrnoon breaking tho longest dry per
iod tho Btnto ha ovur lomun. Tim iim.
clpltutlon has boon nearly two Inches,
which exceeds tho total for thu fivo
preceding months combined. Streetcar
Unfile wns demoralized by n llnsh of
lightning which burned out tho trans
formers. Tho earn wnrn mil nf nm.
mission all night.
Big Mill Threatened by Fires.
Tacorna. Wash. Forest flroa nn thn
McKonnn brhnch of tho Tacomn East
ern railroad threaten tho Bryan saw
mill, according Ln rnnnrta rnfinlvivl
horo., A lively firo Is raging and It la
feared tho forco of mon fighting tho
flames is inadequato to snvo tho mill.