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Eires "Devastating Oregop f orests.
PORTLAND AND WILLAMETTE VALLEY
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jCoIiifflbia River Logging Camps Burned
B00ia;KEL.Y LUMBER COMPANY ALSO LOOSING
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Bridal Veil Sawmill goes tip in Flames- Paper Mills Destroyed - Forests
' ' Drier than for, Many Years and Big Trec go up Like Paper
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Fortland, Or. Sapt. 12 Tho forest Cro
situation is tho most "serious In tho his
tory ol the city, The flames are ap
proaching from all directions. Aches
'continue to fall, and the wind is rial-..
fires' are reported up and down the river.
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The lumber mills at Bridal Voil have
Oregon City and vicinity aro Buffering
Many houses in Clackamas county ,re
burned and hundreds of head ot cattlo
killed! ' :
At Gresbam tho Area are burning
worse than yesterday. The entire lower
Columbia river is under a heavy P of
smoke. The 0. B. N. bridge at Mult-
aomah Fall a baa been destroyed.
The railroad crews all through the
Cascades haye a Ufo and death fight on
their bands to protect the lines from de
struction. There is a great probability of all
Jrajn service too and from this city be
ing dorganirea if the wind rises auy
Fires in the river bottoms and on tho
mountain sides are darkening the air so
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New line of Ladies' and Childrens' colonial ties, just arrived, (all sizes) Don't forget the famous I'lorsheim
shoes. We are always prepared to flt(the hard to fit) in best tailored clothing.
,. Wttl- 1 i)tB U 1 , UptodateLadies and Gents' Furnisher "I
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that steamers and trains must bo Hgfct-
cd as in a dark night.
These Aires not in tho forest reserves
are not whero they can be fought or con-
troled and the question ot how far they
shall bo allowed to spread is bard
Tho only hope is ralp. as tho (orcsts
of the wholo country west of tho Caa-
cado mountains was never so dry as
Trains on the Northern Faclfie bo
tween Kalama andl'ortland are run'ln a
raging eea'of flames. On both sides (the
bottom lands are afire and the hills
south fori 0 miles are swept with flames.
The trains on this road and tho Astor
ia lino had to ba lighted all day in run
ning through this region.
The fires lap up the lops of big Jrecs
like whispa of paper, and falling trunks
and crashing limbs keep up a noieo liko
artillery on a field of battlo.
The wind created by the flames is ter
rific as a hurrlcano sweeping the fires in
this direction all day Thursday.
On Friday tho ashes from tho burning
trunks have been sitting down in tho city
of Portland and the air has been super
Important to Consumer.
ITSTNG- goods direct from the iiiaiiufac
turer makes it possible for us' to aire our
customers High Grade Tallies at a Very low
price. Nearly everysteamer bringsin additions
our.aireauy large stocik.
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Out With all Their
boated. The warmth Is oppressive to
the eyes and lungs and parches the lips
of people who are out in It,
Thore Is graat danger that bridges and
culvert and oven tracks may be burned.
Tho Willamette pulp and paper mill
at Bkamokawa has been destroyed, on
tailing a heavy loss.
Newport, Or., 8ept. 13 Nothing like
this has been known in Oregon since
tho creat fire that swept through tho
Yaquina Bay country' sixty years ago.
Newport is surrounded on tho north
and east by heavy brush fires.
A brush tiro swept down on Eeal Rock
resort, burning several seasldo cottages
this morning. There is a damp .fog too
day and it will probably rain befor
Tho flro at Eeal Bock is reported out.
Oregon City, Bept. 12 This city is
completely surrounded by fires unparal
led in this section. (The flro started at
noon yesterday and destroyed SJCCO'cords
of wood In a wood camp.
At the paper mill on tho west eido
nothing Is left standing.
Sovcrol hundred men fought tho fire
nil night. Thousands of cords of wood
aro still in danger.
Tho Oregon City flro department
fought all night in Beattio's addition,
finally getting the fire undor control.
Unless tbo wind freshens no further
damage is feared from this flro.
A flro threo miles north threatens tho
property of tho Gladstone Beal Estate
Co. and also the residonco of B. Jen
nings. The latter lost half his orchard
iMt night and only by hard fighting
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saved his houses and other buildings,
Eugene, Or. Sept. 12 They are no serif
ous fires In this ylcenlty although there
must be fire in tho mountains, M the
air U very smofey hefro. Two or three
fl'resafe reported up tho McKensle but
no serious danger Is apprehended,
Wendllng, Bept 12. A forest fire is
raging near this place. '
Tho entire forco of tho Rooth-fvelly
Lumber Company's saw mill ' and log
glng camps have been out fighting fire
since early this morning. The fires aro
burning somo of the company's finest
Atto.-la, Sept. 12 Forest fires In the
vicinity of Oak Point have roachod largo
proportions and havo already dono great
damage with tho prospect ol boing large
ly increased unless there is a heavy rain
The flro originated at tho ranch of
Gus. Larson near Oak Point, who
started it against tho cdvjce of neigh
bors, Tho fire was soon beyond control and
began to consume tho timbor of the Ben
eon logging company. After It had
threateped the locomotive and track
and donkey engines tho wind changed
and tho flro started down along tho'rlv
cr, first totally destroying several small
By this lime tho ontiro neighborhood
was out fighting flro and all logging
camps in tho vicinity woro closed down,
tho loggers turning thejr attention to
saving tholr property.
Tho feeling against Larson ran high
and thoro was talk of lynching him, Ho
got out of the country as quickly as pos
sible. Young's camp was totally destroyed,
including 1600 cords of wood, and Chap
roan's logging camp is on flro. It was
impossible to got tho donkey engines out
ol the woods and they wore burned, a
thore was no hopo of saving them. At
)ast account tho flro was still burning
fiercely an,d increasing In site all the
time. At Masoni logging camp near
8rta aWout 100,000 logs have boss
burned. All danger If now thought to
Balem, Sept, 12 There is no fire
near this city but the' smoke hang's
heavier over thin part of tho valley than
ever before. Fine ashes are silting
down over all parts of tho Willamette
valley and have been falling at Salem
all day.' '
The Bangor Exchange
Tho first number ol the Bangor Ex
change has been given quite general cir
culation on tho Bay. It Is a seven col
umn folio finely printed on an excellent
quality of paper. It Is mainly devoted
to a description of tho Coos Bay eectlou
and its products, with some account o
the Great Central Railroad Co. and Its
allied corporations. An affidavit from
Major Kinney states that the first isiu'e
consists of 20,000 copies, and that It is
given circulation not only throughout
the Paclflo Northwest, but alio tho up
per Mississippi states, the New England
states, the Eastern provinces of Canada
and tho principal qltiea of Great Britian.
This, one lt.ua of tho Bangor change1
properly placed, will gtvo Owa Day an
Incalculable amount of effectivo adver
tising, and advantages ol this soctlon
before a multlludoof people A notlco
able feature of the dsscrlptivo matter la
that nothing Is over-drawn, and tho at
tention attracted will havo no rcasoit to
bo withdrawn upon investigation. Tho
Bangor Excunngls a crodltablo publica
tion. Long may it wavo.
Travel By Sea.
Arrivals by Areata Sept 12:
) rchnr Miss Bulk, Mrs Carl, Mrs Aiken,
Geo Nn.h, Mrs Nash, U 0 Rucker, 1
Holland, Mrs Martin 2 children. Mrs
Avlns, Annlo Avlns. J Frost, J Sullivan,
M Cunningham, J McOull, A Acknrtnan,
Mrs. Forty, E Lennon, L Eupldlo, L