The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, August 24, 1910, Image 6

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CURRENT EVENTS
OF THE WEEK
Doings of tle World at Large
ToHiiBrkt
tteneral Reiums of Important Eventi
Patented In Condensed Form
far Our Busy Readers
The Pacific Coast fisheries wilt start
seal farm.
Denver gets tho next convention of
the Knights Templars.
Oregon troops In camp at American
Lake helped to fight forest fires near
Colvllle, Wash.
Health authorities In Berlin fear
the invasion of cholera and arc taking
precautions against It.
Federal grand jury in Chicago brings
charges against Thomas G. Lee. Ar
mour & Co. 'a manager.
Election returns in Alaska give
delegate to congress, James Wicker
sham, a plurality of 2,000.
Aviator Le Blnac in a 488 mile race
in France made the remarkable speed
of 100 miles in one hour and 65 min
utes. Mrs. Delia Totten shoots and instant
ly kills James E. Sutton in a dispute
overs line fence, near Wenatchec,
Wash.
An explosion of dynamite in an ex
cavation in New York City Injures 20
persons and causes a panic in the
neighborhood.
Senator Aldrlch denies profiting by
the tariff on rubber through his in
vestments in concerns Interested in tho
rubber industry.
The forces of General Lee Christ
mas, supporing the Bonilla movement
in Honduras, are approaching the city
of Cellba rapidly.
Pensions for Alaskan dogs who have
served their time in the harness is pro
posed by Marion P. Mass, commander
of the department of the Columbia.
The Illinois Central railroad com
pany, by order of the corut, will re
cover losses from the Memphis Car
company which defrauded that road of
thousands of dollars in car repairing.
Encouraging weather reports indi
cate that crops will be better than had
been expected.
President Taf t receives visitors three
dsys a week only, reserving the others
for recreation and rest.
United States has pretested against
injury to American property m Nicara
gua by Madriz soldiers.
The famous Best & Belcher mine,
one of the famous Cemstock group, of
Nevada, was destroyed by fire.
Trouble between the Catholic church
and Spanish government has been tern
perarily averted and permanent peace
overtures are being made.
Officers of a Jap warship In the bar
ber of Shlmkic. Janan. refused to aid
an American steamer in distress, and
who bad awed xor assistance.
A Ssn Francisco man paid $2,065
for a special car from New York to
San Francisco in order thst his pet dog
might ride with him instead of In the
hsggsge car.
Over 40,000 Knights Templar were
In the parade of that order In Chicago.
One was caught between street cars
and killed, and another badly injured
by being thrown and dragged by his
horse.
A 150-pound sturgeon In Niagara
river leaped at the headlight of a mo
tor beat and landed in the boat, where
his struggles disabled the engine, and
the launch narrewly escaped geing
over the falls.'
Spain fears the Csrlists and Cleri
cals are working together.
Taf t has ordered a vigorous fight to
reclaim title to valuable Indian lauds.
It is said that Taft and Roosevelt
are in perfect accord on the question of
direct primaries.
Over SO society men and women
were arrested in a raid on a gambling
bouse at Narragansett Pier.
A second venire of 100 men has been
exhausted in the Lorimer bribery case
without securing a single jurlor.
Thirteen were killed and many In
jured in a head-on collision between a
fast passenger and a work train In
California.
A deer swimming the Columbia river
was lassoed from a launch and captur
ed, and will be presented to the Fort
land city park.
Stevedores, cleaners and painters of
the Hamburg-American stssmshlp line
will go on strike. Eight thousand me
chanics of the company are already out.
Cuba faces a crisis in her political
affairs.
' A 5-year-old boy In Chicago was
badly injured by a thoroughbred gsae
rooster. He was unconscious when
rsseued.
A hor-3 fell hind feet first Into a
large manhole of an underground eon
dult in Cincinnati, and his struggles
shert-eireulted electric wires to sueh
an extent, as to stop down-town traffic.
Chinese and Portuguese ferees have
captured the pirate city ofColowan,
island of Macao.
APPLES 8100,000,000 A YEAR.
Western Men Make Big Predictions
for Northwest Country.
Chicago "While apples arc not yet
the principal products of Washington,
Oregon, Idaho and Montana, thoto who
are familiar wtth tho unrivaled ell
matte and soil and other condition?
bettevo tho ttmo is near whon th
apple yields of tho four states will be
worth 1100,000,000 n yoar and tho cut
ture of the king of fruit will bo the
chief Industry."
H. L. Moody, a member of tho cham
ber of commerce and other organisa
tions in Spokane, Wash., sntd this In
an address on "Applo Culturo and Irrl
gatlon in tho Northwest," nt tho first
meeting of the Chicago Irrigation
association at tho La Sallo hotel In
Chicago tho evening of July 23. Judge
Charles F. Flshback was toastmaster.
Mr. Moody added, among other things:
"Federal and stato engineers ssy in
reports to their respective departments
there are approximately 200,000,000
aH, a apan
ararBrBVBVeaVjafs J ,n eaVaSa
It. U MOODY.
acres of undeveloped arable lands in
the United States west of tho 88th
meridian, and men versed in agricul
ture assert that under proper cultiva
tion this area could bo made to produce
hotwron 4.000.000.000 and 4.500.000.-
000 bushels of wheat yearly, or other
crops In proportion, ino settlement
of theso lands would mean homes for
nnt Inm than 20.000.000 noDUlation and
a source of added food supply, and, as
a consequence, permanent prosperity.
"The four Northwestern states con
tain 253,894,760 acres. Lees thsn 6
per cent of this land is occupied oy
farms and the total population U not
more than 3.000.000. in an area of
ao.7 inn aniiaro miles. More than 60.-
000,000 acres of this Isnd Is adapted to
Irrigation. named to appics ana
properly watered the minimum crop at
maturity would be a matter of 20,000,-
000,000 bushels, or about 40 per cent
of the total crop of the united Slates
in 1909, when less than 23,000,000 bar
Toln of annlea were harvested.
"I mention these Xacta merely u
show the possibilities of the country
as. proof thst, as gold was tho strong
miimut which sent the first American
across the continent to the California
ceast in 1849, so today tho apple is at
tracting thousands upon thousands
mora neonta from Eastern. Middle
Western and Southern states to the
(rest orchard belts of the Northwest.
"The apple Is king throughout the
ut K7nrtltwaforn rlnmaln. Brut It In
conceded by pomologies! experts that
no district in America stanas nigner in
fruit production. With Increased
transportation facilities and the stesdy
influx of settlers, the early attempts in
the vslleys and uplands have become
more pretentious and systematic Irri
gation plants have been established by
private individuals and corporations,
and the United States government is
expending enormous sums In reclsim-
!ni Ikn vnlranli waiiia which aro so
wonderfully rich and fertile and so pe
culiarly ausptea to raising unoiem
ished fruits.
Apples grown in Washington, Ore
gon, Idaho and Montana are in demand
in flirt Eaatam and Middle Western
states and in Europe and Australia, and
the markets are being extended year
hv vear. ExDcrts in the East who
have studlcd'eondltlons in the North
west frequently refer to these states
as 'the world's fruit basket,' adding
there has been established in a, com
paratively short time a domain where
the first foot of soil, properly cultivat
ed and Irrigated, is worth more than
all the mines from Alaska to Mexico
nd alt the forests from tho United
States boundary to the Arctic sea."
California Gets Two Fairs.
Ssn Dlesro. Col. California Is as
sured of two expositions to celebrate
the opening of the Panama canal In
1915. Voters' of San Diego, at a mu
nicipal election Aguust 9, decided to
Issue $1,000,000 in bonds for improve
ment of the city park, already selected
as tho exposition site, and for the con
struction of permanent buildings to
constitute the nucleus of tho fair.
This is regarded as a ratification of tho
agreement reached by representatives
of Ssn Francisco and San Diego in con
ference at Washington last May.
Death Comes With Riches.
Salmon City, Idaho Crushed to
death by a fall of rock, tho body of
John Doyle was found by a party of
prospectors northwest of this city.
Doyle wss working alono and the fall
of rock show that he had just struck
a rich lead of gold-copper ore. It is
not known how long he had been lying
dead among his newly discovered rich
es, as it was by chance that his body
was found. Dor1 had been prospect
big in this district for many years.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE
MUCH INSURANCE .WRITTEN.
Report Shows Phenomenal Growth
of Insurance Butlnets.
Snlom S. A. Koxer, insurance com
mtuiionler has comploted his first com
prehenslvo report of all the tnsuranco
companies doing businesses in Oregon,
it Is tho annual report of tho depart
ment and covers tho period between
March 1, 1909, and when tho oflko was
created, to December 31, 1909. It
shows a phonomoimt incrcaio of legiti
mate insurance business in Oregon
Atnco tho enactment of tho law in 1909
cresting tho ofiko of insurance com
missioner, Tho report contains a statement of
the total risks written, gross premiums
recotred, premiums returned, losses
paid and net premiums for taxation of
alljmthorlxed companies and associa
tions, both domestic and foreign, for
tho year ending December 31. It con
talnsjja statement showing tho aggre
gate Inauraneo business transacted
within tho stato since 1890 and tho
amount of taxes and llcenso fees. It
also contains n synopsis of thn general
annual statements of all companies au
thorised to transact business In this
state.
The total fire risks written last year
In Oregon, according to this report,
equaled $202,897,923, of which $177,
192,866 were written by stock com
panies and $25,705,067 by mutual com
panies. There were during tho period
82 stock fire Insurance companies
writing risks in Oregon and 12 mutual
companies.
POWER DEAL ABOUT CLOSED
J, L. Blalidell Plans Improvements
on Myrtle Creek Plant
Myrtlo Creek Ncgotlstlons for the
purchaso of.tho electric light and pow
er plant of the Myrtle Creek Water,
Light & Milling company by J. L.
Btalsdell, of Portland, havo been al
most comploted. Electricity will be
supplied to Myrtle Creek and Riddle.
This is the beginning of the covering
of tho entire Umpqua valley with elec
tric transmission lines. Speclsl atten
tion will bo paid to tho farmers if they
wish power for pumping water for Ir
rigation. A 24-hour service will be
Inaugurated.
Thta nlant wilt be a tcmnorarv one.
and will be replaced by a transformer
substation. All the small gasoline,
itim and water cower Dlanta will be
eliminated and replaced by transformer
substations, whlctj win do suppnea oy
a modern hydro-clcctrlc plant which
will be located on ono of the rivers in
the county.
The wires will be strung on high
steel towers placed from five to 10 to a
mile.
Tho transmission w.111 be 100,000
volts at the beginning and 160,000
volts when conditions demand. Steps
have already been taken towards se
curing a powerslte on one of tho rivers.
Mr. Blaisdell was at Riddle recently
looking over the town.
Ask for Water Right.
Redmond The Odin Falls Power
company at Uie last meeting of the
council, submitted an ordinance asking
for a franchise to furnish tho city with
water, light and power. The company
proposes to generate its power at Odin
Falls, on tho Deschutes river, and
transmit tho power and. pipe tho water
to this city. Tho Crook County Water,
Light & Power company of this city,
has also asked for a franchise to put In
wstcr works, light and power. This
company has a project at Cllne Falls,
four miles from the city, that they are
developing.
State Treasury Richer.
Salem Oregon's state treasury will
be made $709.87 richer because Charles
Schellor died, leaving no heirs and no
will. The state will also own a watch
valued at $10, this being all tho prop
erty left in the estate after tho pay
ment of expenses. Suit to dcelaro tho
money and watch escheated to the
state was entered in the Circuit court
by District Attorney Cameron against
It. It, Northrup, administrator. Schel
ler died on September 1, 1909,
New Industry at Beaverton.
Beaverton Tho plant of the Beaver
ton Clay Manufacturing company has
begun operations. Tho erection of
buildings and the placing of machinery
has been in (progress for several
months. The manufacture of tile will
begin about tho middle of the month.
A large forco will be employed and the
now industry will mean much for
Beaverton,
Enterprise Fall Grain Heavy.
Vnlovnrlia Allhnnph thn inrlnir
wheat in Wallowa county is light, ow-
intr tn thn iirv season, tno ran irrain.
now being cut in many districts of the
county, Is good, Tno raraaise and
Vlnra districts, north of here. It Is es
timated that fall wheat will go from 40
to 60 bushels an acre.
Forests Burn Nesr Grants Pats
Grants Pass Forest fires have raged
for several days in the mountains near
Grants Pass but without any serious
damage to personal property, although
ono or two ranchers would have lost
their homes had not neighbors given
timely aid.
OREGON HAS OPPORTUNITY.
Oomul Miller Recommends Pears Bo
Placed on Par With Apples.
Portland "Europe Is clamoring for
Oregon pears," writes II, B. Mlllor,
American consul nt Belfast, Ireland,
In n recent letter to C C Chapman,
mannger of tho promotion bureau of
tho commercial club, and ho follows
this with tho ndvlco that pears as well
ns apples bo exhibited at tho forth
coming Portland Applo show.
Mr. Miller prctonta such sound argu
ments for this action and potnts out so
plainly tho benefits that nro likely to
result from it that tho commercial club
will oamcaly consider tho proposition
with tho vlow of having both fruits ex
hibited. "I was formerly a frultgrowor In
tho Itoguo Ulvor valley," writes Mr.
Mlllor, "and am now planting quite a
largo orchard noar Sheridan, Or., and
am therefore immensely Interested
In this movement. t
"Two vslucs aro to bo derived by
jilaclng pears on a parity with apples
In your show ono la tho Inspiration
for tho growing of larger ami bettor
fruit and tho other Is tho advertising
It will glvo tho poar-growlng Industry.
I am convinced that tho Oregon pcr
has as great a futuro as tho Oregon
apple. It requires great attention to
encourage and cultlvato It. It alto
needs labor and attention to encourgu
tho production."
FIRST WHEAT SALE MADE.
Average of 01 Cents Paid for 10,000
Bushels at Pendleton.
Pendleton Though grain growers In
thla vlclntly havo been loth to soil
their holdings at existing prices, ono
Important deal was made Saturday.
E. W. McComaa It said to havo socured
two or three small lots of 40-fold
whest, totaling about 10,000 bushels.
It is understood that tho average price
was about 81 cents. Tho regular quo
tations for club and blucstem aro 76
and 85 cents.
Mr. McComas has been tho local rep
resentative of the Northwestern Waro
houie company for a number of year,
but it now buying Independently.
Most of tho whoat bought by him la to
bo shipped to California for milling
purposes. Tho rest will probably be
turned over to the Dyers Milling com
pany, of thla city.
Rancher Loses 1 0,000 by Fire.
Pendleton Seven hesd of horses
were burned to death in a fire which
destroyed a largo bam, machinery
sheds, wagons, farm implements, sev
eral tons of wheat hay, and 1,000
bushels of barley on the John Tlmmer
man ranch near this city. The loss is
estimated at $10,000, with no insur
snee. The esuse of the fire Is unknown
as the buildings were all in flames
when discovered. Of eight valuable
work horses only one cssped.
Code Two-Shtrdt Printed.
Salem More than two-thirds of tho
work on the new Lord code has been
completed by State Printer W. S. Dun
iway. Two thousand pages have now
been on tho press, and there are 3,000
pages In all, Including tho Index.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Bluestcm, 96090c; club, 80
088c; red Russlsn. 84085c; valley,
92c; 40-fold, 87088c; Turkey red, 90c.
Hay Track prices: Timothy, Willamette-
valley, $18019 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $20022; alfalfa, now,
$13015; grain hay, $16.
Barley Whole,$23; cracked, $33
ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $31(333 ton.
Green Fruits Applet, now, 6Oc0
$1.60 per box; apricots, $101.26;
plumt, 76c0$l; pears, $1.2601.76;
peaches, 40076c; grapes, 76c$$$l,76;
blackberries $1.75 per crate; loganber
rles, $1.60; watermelons, 9Oc0$1.25
per hundred; cantaloupes, $1.6003
crate.
Vegetables Besns, 3ft 5c pound;
csbbsge, 2i((l2cX: cauliflower, $1.60
per dozen; celery, 00c; corn, z&c; cu
cumbers, 60c per box; egg plant, 8(0
10c per pound; green onions, I Be nor
dozen; peppers, 60c per box; radlthcs,
16020c per dozen; tomatoes, uff eoo
per box; carrots, $1(3)12.6 per ssck;
beets, $1.50; parsnips, $1051.25; tur
nips, $1.
Potatoes Now, $1.1601.25 per
hundred.
Onions Walla Walla, $2.60 per
sack; Oregon, Z0Z.Z5.
Butter City creamery, solid puck,
34c per pound; butter fat, 34c; coun
try store butter. Z4c.
Eggs Oregon candled, 28029c per
dozen.
Poultry Hens, 18c per pound:
springs, 18c; ducka, 16c0l7c; turkeys,
llvo, 20c; dressed, 22025c; squabs,
$3 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, 13c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 12013c per pound.
Catto Beef steers, good to cholco,
$5.6005.76 fair to medium, $4,60005;
cows, and honors, good to choice.
$4.40(84.76: fair to medium. $3.60tf)
4.16; built,' $303.76; stags, $2.60(3!
4.50; calves, light, $5.7600.76;
heavy, $3.6005.
Hogs Top, $10010.26; fair to me
dium, $8.0009.75.
Sheep Beat Mt. Adams wethers,
$4.2604.35; best valley wethers, $3.76
04; fair to good ewes, $3.6003.75;
lambs, choice ML Adams, $6.9000;
choice valley, $6,5005.75.
Hops 1009 crop, 8012c; oldt, nom
inal; 1910 contracts, 18c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 13017c per
pound; valley, 8012c; mohair, cholco,
82083c.
HARVEY W, SOOTT 18 DEAD,
Beit Known Nowtpaper Man of
Norlhwott Hat Paiied Away,.
Baltimore Aug. 7. Harvoy W.
Scott, editor of tho Portland Oregon
Ian, died at Johns Hopkins hospital
shortly before 0 p. in. of heart failure,
32 hours after a surgical operation
for prostatectomy.
Ho wont off tho operating tablo Sat
urday morning In strong condition.
Thla mnrnlnir at 1 nVlrwlc ho ItCtfRtl
sinking and Jn tplto of tho best stimu
lants known to medical scionco ma
heart grow steadily woakor until tho
ond. lie was contclout almott to tho
last and tho end was painless.
With him were lilt wlfo and ono of
his bom, Leslie Scott, who had accom
panied him on his trip to thla city for
turglcat relief,
In Portland Mr. Sctot taavca two
aont, John II, and Ambroto II., and
ono dnughtor, MIbb Judith.
Mr. Scott began falling nearly three
months ago from an attack of sciatica.
Early In Juno ho went to Hot Lake,
Esatom Oregon, hut the baths there
greatly debilitated him. At lost con
vinced that only surgery rould relieve
him, ho ttarted for Johns Hopkins hos
pital, from Portland, ono week ago
Innt Thursday morning.
Tho operation was pronounced en
tirely successful and tho surgeons and
physicians were confident of recovery
up to this morning, when an unexpect
ed weakness of tho heart ensued which
tho physicians were (wwcrless to cope
with.
Mr, Scott was apparently as strong
on arriving hero last Monday as when
leaving Portland four and one-half days
bofore. Tho doctors here poreclvod
his heart weaknett, but thought ho
could go tafely through tho operation
and its lubscquent effects. At Mr.
Scott's request tho operstlon was per
formed Saturday Instead of Monday.
RUSH TO RICHES RUINS.
Cardinal Gibbons 8oet Hlitory of
Rome Repeating.
Now York Cardinal Gibbons tat on
the tpacloua veranda of a Long liland
country house and, as ho witched tho
automobiles flit down tho road before
him in one unending stream, moralized
on tho dangers of self-indulgence that
havo beset all republics.
"I think," heaald, "we are closely
approaching tho ago of extravaganco
and inordinate pleasure, offored by
Romo just before her fall. Tho cry
of today Is for more ami more riches.
The rich msn is greedy for more. It
Is tho tame with tho well-to-do. It Is
the tamo everywhere.
"Truly, wu have many generout
among the rich, but.I would with more
of them were contlderate of the un
fortunate. Tlila great deal re for riches
Is making pcoplo very telfUh.
"Then there It a dctlre for Inordi
nate pleasures."
An automobile whirled by In a eloud
of dutL Tho cardinal pointed after It
and continued:
"You tee wo have many more chan
nel! of ploature than were known to
tho Patricians of Auguttui Csessr's
time; yet thero It the desire for new
pleaiurea and more ploasure.
"I believe the gospel of Christ will
save the present tltuttton. There wss
no Christ you remember, to ssve
Rome."
CLEARWATER MASS OF FLAME.
Of Nine Big Forest Fires, But Four
Are Under Control.
Lewltton, Idsho. Major F. A.
Fcnn, supervisor of the Cloarwater
National forest reserve, gave oat a
statement to tho effect that at least
26,000 acres of valuable timber in tho
Clearwater reservo has been burned
and tho fires are not yet under control.
Ho predicts heavy losses to the for
ests unless rains prevail within the
noxt few days. At Uio present tlmo
200 men aro fighting the fires, but In
sections the fire Is advancing at the
rate of a mllo an hour and little can bo
accomplished by back-firing.
A call for moro help has been mado
and additional fighters will be ruined
Into the mountains from Kooska as
soon as they csn bo secured. Tho
larger fires aro on tho tributaries of
tho Cloarwater, and some of tho best
plno and cedar Is being burned. Ono
of the big fires Is in tho vicinity of
Lolo Pass whore a large area has been
burned over. In all thero are nine
big fires and a largo number of smaller
ono and not moro thar. four of the fires
aro under control.
Monitor Ship Launched!
London The armored cruiser Lion,
tho largest, fattest and most powerful
In tho world, was launched at tho dock
yards at Ilovonport. Tho keel of tho
giant cruiser was laid November 29
last. Upon its 700 feet of dock tho
Lion will carry eight guns of 13-Inch
caliber. The cruiser will have a dis
placement of 20,36 tons and will bo
driven by turblno engines of 70,000
homo power, giving her an expected
speed of 28 knots.
Baby Death Rate Great.
Des Moines, la. Ono-thlrd of tho
babies In Iowa undor 1 yoar old have
died this Summer, according to statis
tics collected by G. II, Summer, secre
tary of the Iowa State board of health.
Cholera Infantum, infantile paralysis,
poor milk and Improper care aro given
as causes.
Turkey Buyt Old Wanhlpi,
Berlin Tho sale to Turkey of
the old Gcrmr.n battleships Welssen
burg and Kurfuerst Frledrlch Wllhelm
has been closed, the price being fixed
at $4,600,000, DJavldBoy, the Turkish
minister of finance, came to Berlin to
make terras of payment.
MAYOR GAYNOR
IS ASSASSINATED
Mortally Wounded While on
Board Steamer.
Was About to Sail for Etiropo
Rett and Travel Aiiauln
Arretted on Ship.
for
Now York, Augi 0. Mayor William
J, Gaynor, of Now York, wna shot and
probably fatally wounded on board thu
steamer Kaltur Wllhelm dor Grosso as
ha was tailing fur Europe this morn
ing, Ills wnnlltnt who, nt tho tlmo
wna not Identified, was arrested.
Later tho man who shot tho
mayor gavu his nnma an Julon James
tlallrghor of 440 Third avenue, Now
York City.
Tho innyor was standing on tho up
per dock of tho liner, woll forward,
talking with Commissioner Thompson,
Corporation Counsel Watson and lilt
secretary Mr. Adamson, when tho shot
was fired.
William J, Gaynor was born In
Whltcstown, Oneida county, Now
York, In 1851, ami received hit educa
tion In Whites ton und Boston. At tho
age of 22 ho wont to Brooklyn, whore
ho engaged In nowipaer work ami
took )'p tho study of Inw, working on
Uio Brooklyn and New York paper
while studying. Ho wat admitted to
the bar In 1H75 and began practice. Ho
was a noted writer on legal subjects
sml acquired a national reputation for
his work In breaking up rings within
the Democratic party ami In socurlng
tho conviction of John Y. Kano for
election frauds. Ho was elected Judge
of tho Supremo court and served from
1893 to 1909, when ho wat elected
mayor of Now York City, llo twlro
declined the Democratic nomination
for governor, alto Judgu of the Court of
Appoala, and also tho nomination for
mayor of Brooklyn in 1890. lie was
ono of tho first to apeak of favoritism
In freight rates.
SWARM TO SEE ROOSEEVLT.
Dedication of John Brown Battlefield
Will Draw Thouttndt,
Topoka, Kan. Visits to Kansas by
Presidents Harrison, Roosevelt and
Taft havo brought together great
crowds, but tho coming of Colonel
Roosevelt on August 31 to dedicate tho
John Brown battlofleld at Ossawatomlo
will cause to assemble there tho great
est number of Kantat pcoplo ovor con
gregated within tho borders of tho
state.
Fully 60,000 will attend thla cele
bration, "ahlch Is to bo held on the bat
tlefield where John Brown and his men
fought for free Kansas. The tract of
land, comprising 22 acres, has been
purchased by tho Women's Relief rorj
and deeded to tho ttato for a .memorial
park.
Ossawatomlo, the early homo of John
Brown, It about 60 miles south and
wett of Kantat City, and about 16
miles from tho Missouri ststo line. In
the early hlitory of tho ttato tho town
was a mere trading post, but with tho
building of the Missouri Pacific rail
road through It an i ra of prosperity
camo and with thla tho location of
ihops for tho railroad company. Its
population today Is round 2,600.
What Uio little town will do with
tho 60,000 pcoplo wno will assemble
thero to greet Colonel Rooaovolt on the
morning of August 31 It n question
not easily aniworrd.
Meteor Falls; Jart City.
Council Bluffs, la. Accompanied by
a nolto as loud at thunder, a large me
teor fell In tho neighborhood of .Coun
cil Bluffs thtklng tho city and causing
intense excltemenL Soarchlng parties
have attempted for some hours to
locate the plsce whore the moteor foil,
but at a late hour had been able to do
so. It It luppoeod to htvo fallen In
tho hills Immediately back of tho city,
Hundredt of people heard tho explos
ion and felt tho ohock, but becauta tho
tun was shining at tho time, very few
taw IL
Trainmen Aik 0-Hour Day,
SL Louis Tho eight-hour day for
freight conductors and trainmen and
tho mileage baslt for pastongor crows
sro tho most Important propotala that
will bo submitted to Uio Order of Hall
way Conductor and tho Brolhorhood
of Railroad Trainman In tho next ten
days. Tho crows will noek tho equiva
lent of tho 20 per cent incroaso In
wages. Tho concctilons that will bo
requested will bo In tho form of Im
proved rules and conditions of work.
Parli Hat Lynching.
Purls Paris 'witnessed a demons
tration of lynch law in tho heart of tho
capital Sunday, August 7. A H)l Ice
man was about to nrrcst an uiiacha In
tho Boulovard Sobaitoiiol when tho
man fired at him with a revolver. Tho
bullet wounded tho pollcoman and
killed a man pustlnir on tho atrcot A
crowd speedily gathered, seized thorj
apacne and hanged mm to lump pott.
Woman.HIt by Ball Suet,
Kansas City Alleging that a base
ball batted foul struck hor on tho cheek
and thus caused a pcrmanont disfigure
ment, Mlui Hazel Wlltcn has suod Uio
owners of tho locul Amoricsn Asso
ciation bosobnll toam fur $20,000 dam
sgos. Miss Wilson lays that if the
box In which sho was sitting had boon
properly screened tho accident would
not havo happened.