The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 19, 1901, Image 1

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I'lililifhcil Every Friday by
Terms of MiitMTtl Ion f 1 .50 a year when paid
In advance, o
1 he mull arrive fiom Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. in. vt ftiit-nlM vk mid Saturdays; di' purls Ilia
same din n Ht noon.
For Chenoweth, leaves at S a. in. Tuesdays,
Thursday h hikI Salurilavs; arrives at A p. in.
. or Vt lull' Sititiiou ( null.) leaven dHily at 6:45
a. in.: arrive Hi 7:l.i i. in.
F nun W hlte Salmon leaven (or Fulda, (Hlmcr,
l imit lake ainl Olenwood daily at 9 A. M.
For K. linen (Wash.) leaves at ,V4j p. in.; ar.
rl at 2 p. in.
t ST, I. O. (I. K Meets first and third Moll
ay In each mouth.
II. J. 1 1 in hard, Secretary.
1ANIIV l-ovr. No. 1(1, G. A. R. -Meets at A.
I I o. I', W. Hall xeeoml and fourth Saturday
n( each in 1 1 1 1 11 at 'i o'cln, k p. in. All U. A. It.
niciiibcia luwusl to meet with tin.
T. .1. ( u.NMNti, Commander.
1. W. ItloHY, Adjutant.
pASBV W. R. C, No. IS-Meets first Hatur
J dav of each month In A. O. I'. W. hall at i
p.m. Mks. B. F. Mm kmakkr, President.
Mrs. t'nsi i.a In kk., Secretary.
1 OOI) RIVER l.OIMIE, No. m, A. F. and A.
Jl M Meela hHturday evi'iitnif on or before
euch full in. on. A N. Kahii, W.M.
A. P. Batkiiam, Secretary.
OOD CIIAPTKR, No. 27, R. A. M.
Mvets third rrulav mulil o( each month.
F. C. Brobics, H. V.
II. F. Daviimon, Secretary.
ITOOI) KIV'KR CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. fl.
11 Mceta aecond and fourth Tuenday even
iiiKS ol each month. Vlittora coirtlally wel
comed. MRU. K.l A B. llAYNH, W. M.
Jl. ., Secretary.
0I.KTA Af-'SF.M Hf.Y, No. 103, United Artiaam.
Meela lecond l uesday of each month at
Fiftternal hall. V. C. BKOSIU9, M. A.
J). M( DcSAI.P, i-ccrctry.
WAl'COMA l.OIMIK, No. 30, K. of P. Meett
III A. O. U. W . hall every Tueaday niht.
Frank I.. Davidhon, K. of K. & 8.
IVKRS1DIC I.OIXIK, No. 68, A. O. V. S .-
Meett lirst and third Saturdays 01 eacr
N. C. EVANS. M. W.
.1. F. Watt, Financier.
II. L. llon'K, Recorder.
IM.KWII.DK LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Mel; la ill Fraternal hull every Thursday
night. A. ii. GETCIIkL, N.U.
J. K. Hanna, Secretary.
1 1 OOI) RIVER TF.NT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
J 1 meela at A. O. 1'. W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
J. E. Kand, Commander.
t HONOR, A. ). L'. W.-Meets lirst and
third Saturdays Rl S P. M.
Mks. Gf.orgia Rand, C. ol II.
Mrs. Chas Ci.abkb, Recorder.
SUNSHINE SOCIETY Meets tecond and
fourth Saturdays of each month at 1
o'clock. Miss I.kna Snkli., President.
Miss CARRIK Bi tler, Secretary,
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A
meela in Odd Fellows' Hall the first an4
third Wednesdays of each month.
E. It. BliAlil.KY, Clerk.
Jy F. SHAW, M. I).
nftlea T.'lenhnnA No S3.
Residence Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office upstairs over Evcrhart'a store. All
rails left at the ottice or residence will be
promptly attended to.
For 23 vears a resident of Oregon and Wash,
fngton. 'Hbs had many years experience in
Real Estate matiers, as ahstraetor, searcher ol
titles and agent, satisfaction Kuaranteed oi
Bo charge.
J F. WATT. M. D.
Burgeon lor vr. I. w n. v.u. IS faurusnj
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
end diseases oi women.
Special terms for olllee treatment of chronic
Telephone, oltice, 125, residence, 45.
. . f n t. XT n T . I . ' I
Estimate! furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
Men's half soles, hand eticked, $1;
nailed, best, 75c ; second, 50c; third, 40c.
l adies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best.
f0c; second, 35. HeBt stock and wovk
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Trop.
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to 3
and 0 lo 7 P. M.
Practical Watchmaker & Jeweler.
My long experience enables me to do
the best possible work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
gUTLl'.R A CO.,
Do a general banking business.
Hood Rivbb, Orioon.
Estimates Furnished. PlaJls Drawn
Office with Bone Brothers. Business will be
attended to at any time. Collections made,
and nv business given to lis will be attended
tospeeililv and results made promptly. Will
locate on (tood. government lands, either tim
beror farming. We are in touch with the U.
a I.and Office fttTb a Cfclls. UivaoaaealL
A Comprehensive Rtviw of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which 1s Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The steel workers strike is on in
Ifitnibtirg San Francisco liner Tunis
In the fmnl trial Shamrock II bent
Shamrock I.
The drought in most sections fo
the .Southwest has been broken.
A sternwheel river beat will be
taken from Portland to St. Michaels.
Contract has been let for grading
15 miles of Vancouver, Wash., rail
road. The Cuban republic will begin bus
iness with a national debt of only
f 122,400. .
A number of failures have occurred
in (iermany as the result of tho Leip
ziger bank failing.
It is expected that there will be
40,(XK) Epworth Leaguers in attend
ance at the convention in San Fran
cisco. Seven hundred lives were lost and
terrible destruction wrought to prop
erty by the eruption of a volcano in
northern Java.
Except in small zones around the
cities, Transvaal is far from pacified,
and British oflicers are becoinming
discouraged at the war's lack of
Famine threatens a large part of the
Russian empire, not a drop of rain
having fallen in the eastern provinces
for a month. Crops are already be
yond hope.
The steel workers' strike is now on.
Two attempts were made to burn
Aberdeen, Wash.
Santos-Dunient's airship tiial at
Puris was not successful.
The Perry monument was unveiled
at Kurihiima, Japan.
The fall of the Bastile was cele
brated throughout France.
Laniont is slated to succeed Mellen
its president of the Northern Pacific,
The excess of exports over imports
last year was the greatest in our his
tory. A general strike has been ordered
in sheet steel, steel hoop and tin plate
There is no prospect of immediate
relief from the drought in the middle
Kitchener may be succeeded in
South Africa by General Sir Bindon
Attempt to shoot a judge is the cli
max of fishermen's strike on Fraser
river, 15. C.
Washington bicycle tax law de
clared illegal by Superior Judge Mil
ler, at Vancouver.
Steyn, ex-president of the Free
State, narrowly escaped capture by
Broad wood 's brigade.
Thirteen Polish students are on
trial at Posen, charged with belong
ing to revoltitinary societies.
The Congregational church at For
est Grove, Or,, which was built in
18a8. was burned. Incendiarism is
A proclamation withdrawing about
r00,(HM) acres from Olympic reserve,
Washington, has been sent to Presi
dent Me Kin ley.
Turkey pays the American claims
of .$!)!", 000.
Ilegisteirng for Oklahoma lands
has begun.
Ohio Democrats have nominated
James Kilbourne for governor.
The salmon combine will lie incor
porated in New Jersey with $32,000,
000 capital.
Fraser river, B. C, fishermen say
they wl fight before they will give
in to the Japanese.
The government has chartered the
steamship Palatinia to load at Port
and for the Philippines.
Sixteen persons are dead and 30
injured as a result of a collision on
the Chicago & Alton near Kansas
Treasurer Hollander, of Torto Rico,
has resigned.
Cubans are ready for the adoption
of a constitution.
Chinese court still shows great
honor for dead Boxers.
Prince Christian, of Denmark, is
coming to the United States.
A crazy man in Denver killed a
woman and fatally stabbed a little girl.
A Chinaman was lycthed in a Cali
fornia lumber camp for assaulting a
woman. .
The Minnesotastate building at the
Fan-American grounds has been dedi
cated ' w
Annie Debbie, a young singer of
great promise in New York, is being
trained at the expense of Andrew
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Faul
railroa officials approve the pension
and sick benefit system for their em
ployes, to become effective in Sep-tenilier.
Sixteen Japanese Taken Prisoners on friser
Fight Between Fish Boats.
Vancouver, B. C, July 13. The
developments in the Fraser river
strike situation during tho past 24
hours show tho union fishermen have
the upier hand, having accomplished
a coup d'etat which is without a par
allel in tho history of tho many labor
disturahncei in British Columbia. As
a result of a buttle of small boats out
in the gulf a battle in which shots
were exchanged but in which no com
batant was killed, 16 Japanese were
takfn prisoners by the strikers. The
Japanese bouts were overturned, the
rilles and fishing gear of tho Orientals
thrown into the water, and the Japan
ese themselves taken to one of the
small islands away out in the gulf
Exactly where this island is located
is a secret of the white fishermen, for
they chose it several weeks ago for oc
casions such as this. They say they
will continue to place non-union Jap
anese there for tho remainder of th3
season, or until tho place is discov
ered by the authorities. All that is
known is that the island is between
here and Nanaimo, 60 miles away,
and that it is hard to find. Tho Jap
anese will bo given food every few
days and maintained comfortably,
although closely guarded until a set
tlement is reached or until their
island prison is located by the author
ities. Two provincial constables were out
in Japanese )oats today and effected
the arrest of six white fishermen.
The Japanese held a big meeting at
Steveston and raised by voluntary
subscriptions $1,(100 for a Japanese
hospital, which they think may bo
needed, and then discussed the salmon
catching situation. Some were in
favor of joining the union men in the
strike especially as the run of salmon
had been small this season up to date.
The meeting broke up without definite
Ibis evening a big run of salmon
is reported as coming in from tho
south. The eanners think the union
men will not stand firm, in view of
the temptation to participate in their
catching. There is renewed talk this
evening of turning out the militia.
Such a severe storm raged at tho
mouth of tho Fraser river last night
that the union patrol" boats, which
were to have uttaeked the Japanese
fishermen, were afraid to leave Stcv
enstou. The Japanese kept coming
during the night without lish. Five
Japaueso are reported to have been
Prince Chaun Goes to Germany to Apologize
for Murder of Baron von Ketteler.
Pekin, July 15. Tho departure
from Pekin of Prince Chuan, younger
brother of Kmperor Kwang Hsu, who
has been selected formally to apolo
gize at Berlin for the murder of
Baron Von Ketteler, was a spectacu
lar event. A train took Prince Chuan
and his suite from here to Taku, from
which port he will proceed by steamer
to Shaghai. lie will sail from Shang
hai July 20 for Genoa, and will pro
ceed directly from there to Berlin by
rail. Prince Chuan came to the sta
tion in Pekin on horseback, lie was
gorgeously attired in royal yellow, and
followed by a long procession com
posed of members of his staff, their
servants and tho luggage on cars.
Here ho wss met by the present Ger
man minister to China, Dr. Mumm
Von Sclnvar.enstein, a German mili
tary band and gaurd of honor and two
of his brothers.
' A committee of the ministers of
the powers in Shanghai have agreed
on a scheme for improving naviga
tion in such a way as to allow Pacific
liners having a draught of 28 feet to
anchor at Shanghai, instead of 20
miles below. This improvement will
cost 750,000. It is probable that an
improvement of the navigation of tho
Pei Ho as far up as Tien Tsin will be
incorporated as a condition of the
terms of peace.
M. W. Ilockhill expects to sail from
Yokohama August 20, accompanied
by Hubbard T. Smith, United States
consul at Canton, and F. D. Cheshire,
who is retiring from his connection
with the United . States legation,
chiefly as interpreter, after a quarter
of a century of service.
General Wood's Condition,
Washington, July 15. Acting Ad
jutant General Ward has received a
cable msesage from Major Scott, adju
tant general of tho department of
Cuba, saying that General Wood's
condition is steadily improving. In
Old Warship' Will Be Sold.
Washington, July 15. The secre
tary of the navy today ordered the
famous old Minnesota to be stricken
from the naval register. A board of
condemnation has just appraised her
at $ 15,000, and she will be sold at
public auction in Boston, where she
norv lies. The Minnesota is one of
the most noted vessels of the old
navy. She was built in Washington
in 1855. and was the flagship of Ad
miral Goldsborough "'in the famous
battle between the Merrimac and the
Union fleet in Hampton Roads.
Carnegie Library for Leadville.
Leadville, Colo., July 13. At a
meeting of the City library associa
tion a letter was read from the private
secretary of Andrew Carnegie, dated
from Skibo Castle, Scotland, stating
that he would donate $ 100,000 for a
public library for this city, providing
that the city would furnish $2,000 a
year to maintain it. The offer of Mr.
Carneige was in response to an appeal
for aid from the association.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
A severe drought is behg felt in
the Silver Lake country.
Numerous t tears have been seen in
the lerry latches of Coos county. .
Squirrels are bothering the wheat
growers in some part of Polk county.
Valley farmers have lteen using
lime to keep smut off their wheat,
and with good effect.
The Eugene Lumber Co. has a
drive of 1,000,000 feet of logs coining
down the Willamette.
A new ferry boat has been built and
launched for Hendricks crossing on
tho McKcnzie river, near Eugene.
A small fire destroyed 10 acres of
wheat for Herman Polk, and a culvert
on the W. & C. K. Railroad, near
Fulton station.
Grasshoppers are reported to be
swarming the hills and valleys south
of Pilot Rock. Serious damage to
growing crops is anlipipaled.
The English patridgi'S recently in
troduced into Linn county aro doing
well. Three broods of young ones
have been seen near the foot of Knox
butte, within a few miles of where
they were liberated.
Valley farmers report an abundant
crop of Chinese pheasants this season.
There were many old ones which
escaped the hunter last fall and this
spring being favorable there are more
young pheasants than usual.
Mount Angel college is developing
a model dairy.
The Climax mino in Grant county
is showing a largo body of ore running
111 to $28 to the ton.
C. J. Plumarth, of Ashland, sold
$100 worth of strawberries this season
from a patch 100.x 100.
W. N. White, an English apple
dfltler has been looking over the
Southern Oregon orchards.
Twelve thousand crates of strawber
ries were shipped from Milton this
season mostly to the mining districts.
The government rages in the Green
horn mountains are reported badly
overstocked with outside sheep from
Morrow and adjoining counties.
Many farmers in Nebraska, Kansas,
etc., are writing for locations in tho
Willamette valley and Eastern Ore
gon. They want to get away from the
bugs, grasshoppers and hot winds.
The $1,000 appropriated by the
last state legislature for the improve
ment of the mineral springs at Soda
ville is now being expended in num
eorus much needed improvements.
The First Southern Oregon District
Agricultural Society will hold a fair
at Ashland, September 13-22. There
will be no racing, but prizes will bo
given for baseball and band contests.
Brome grass is being extensively
used on the Eastern Oregon ranges to
replace the rapidly disappearing
bunch grass. It seems to flourish on
hard dry soils with a minimum of
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, export value,
55c per bushel; bluestein, 57c;
valley, nominal.
Flour best grades, $2.!K)3.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.(i0.
Oats White, $l.3241.35; grav,
$1.300 1.32 percental.
Barley Feed, $1717.50; brewing,
$1717.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, 16.
Hay Timothv, $12.50(al4; clover,
$7(39.50; Oregon wild hay, $(i7 per
Butter Fancy creamery, 1820c;
dairy, 1415c; store, ll12c per
Eggs 17 18c per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins,
12c; Young America, 12,'l3c per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
3.50; hens, $3.504.50; dressed, 10(
11c per pound; springs, $2.00(34.00
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
(a 3.00 for young; geese, $4 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed,
10(3 12 jc per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3J$'c, gross;
dressed, 67c per pound ; slieep,
$3.25, gross ; dressed, 66lc per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
light, $4.755; dressed, 627c per
Veal Small. 7,s8ls'c; large, 6j'
7lia per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $4.00(94.25;
cows and heifers, $3. 25a 3. 50; dressed
beef, 6J-j7!iC per pound.
Hops 12(3 14c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 8 12c; mohair, 2021c per
Potatoes $l.251.50 per sackjnew
potatoes, l lic per pound.
Boston will have a college for train
ing young women to earn a livlihood.
An instrument has been perfected
at Dartmouth college to measure the
heat of the stars. fe
An English syndicate is said to have
purchased control of 72 zinc and lead
mines in Missouri.
The American Museum of Natural
History is to send an expedition to
China to study the life and customs
of the Chinese.
Utdla Hostel, y Burned Firemen Were tin.
able to Locate Fire.
Butte, Mont., July 16. At 2:40
this morning a still alarm was turned
in from the Butte Hotel, a four-story
structure on Broadway. When the
firemen reached the tseene the-building
was enveloped in smoke, which
appeared to pour from .every open
window. Tho firemen were unablo
to locate the fire for 30 minutes, and
the greatest confusion prevailed. A
number of guests on the lower floors
succeeded in groping their way down
stairs in tho smoke, escaping with
nothing but their night clothes.
Scores of others wero rescued from
the upper windows, where the panic
stricken guests shrieked for succor
and threatened to jump to the side
walk lielow.
At 4 o'clock the fire was completely
under control and the hotel manage
ment state that, to the best of their
knowledge, all the guests and help
have lieen accounted for. There
wero five injured. ' The loss will
amount to $25,000.
Making the Chinese Emperor's Entry Into
Pekin Pleasant
Pekin, July 10. The Chinese offl
Mals aro making elaborato prepara
tions tor tho emperor's entry into
Pekin. All evidence of tho destruc
tion wrought by the war along the
streets to be traveled by the emperor
will be temporarily disguised. Great
pngodas will be erected. The Chen
Men gate, which was nearly demol
ished by the bombardment, will be
repaired with wood and plaster,
painted to resemble stones, and the
damage to the walls and outer build
ings will bo similarly masked.
Li Hung Chang has deferred the
withdrawal of the foreign troops
from the temples and palaces not
later than August 15. The ministers
of tho powers have acquiesced and
have notified the various commanders
of their decision. The) Americans
and British will probably camp near
tho summer residences of the lega
tions in the western hills until their
barracks are completed.
Guards of honor of Americans,
Germans, Italians and Japanese escort
ed General Gaselee, the British com
mander, to the railway station on his
departure. The members of the
United States legation awaited him
at the station, together with repre
sentatives of all the other legations,
except the Russians.
About One-Third of Treasure Was Brought
Out by Four Women.
Seattle, Wash., July 10. The
steamship Humboldt arrived this
morning from Skagway with 40 pas
sengers and $300,000 in Klondike
gold. Tho treasure was distributed
between a dozen passengers from Daw
soiv and varied in sums from $l,(XX
to $62,000. These people left the ir
terior subsequent to July 4, and brin.
news that three of the river steamers
are partly wrecked on the river be
tween Dawson and White Horse.
The Humboldt left Skagway July 9.
A strange feature concerning the
personnel of tho Humboldt's Dawson
passengers is the fact that four women
possess about one-third of the treasure
which came out on the steamer.
Purser Shoup reports that consid
erable gold has been started down
the river from Dawson and will come
out via St. Michael and tho ocean
route. Several large consignmnets
left Dawson after July 1, but the
exact amount is not known. It will
be brought down on the Boanoke and
several of the other ocean steamers
from Nome.
Two Boys Killed and a Dozen Other Persort
Sunburv, Pa., July 16. An excur
sion boat anchored in the Susque
hanna river at the foot of Market
street, this city, blew up with terriflie
force today, killing two boys and in
juring a dozen other persons,. two
fatally. One man. is missing and
may have been killed.
AH the boys killed and injured were
fishing on a near-by wharf when the
explosion occurred. Tho engineer
was absent at the time, leaving the
boat in charge of the pilot. When
he left there was a pressure of 60
pounds in the boiler, and be says he
opened the firebox door. No cause
is given for the explosion.
Ran Into a Meat Train.
Kansas City, July 16. South
bound passenger train No. 1, on the
Kansas City Northern Competing
Railroad, due here at 5:40 P. M.,
collided with an extra Bock Island
meat train at the Rock Island cross
ing, one mile north of Weatherby.
Mo., at 3:15 this afternoon. One
man was killed and four others se
verely injured.
Steamer Wenatchee Burned.
Wenatchee, Wash., July 16. Yes
terday rooming about 2 o'clock the
steamer Wenatchee, of the Bailey &
O'Conner line, which had been taken
out of the water for repairs, took fire
and was totally destroyed. A watch
man sleeping on the lower deck barely
escaped with his life. All the effects
on the boat went up in smoke. Loss,
$4,500; insurance, $3,500.
Seventy-five Thousand Men Have Walked Ou
From the Various Plants of the United
States Steel Corporation, and More Are
Steadily Joining Them Union Has Situ
ation Well In Hand.
TUtsliing, July 17. Reports re
ceived from all sou con ncctcd with
tho great strike of the steel workers
today indicate that the members of
tho Amalgamated Association have
matters well in band and the strike
order was generally obeyed. Tele
grams from various points where the
mills of the American Tinplato Com
pany, the American Steel Hoop Com
pany and the American Sheet Steel
Company are located, tell of the shut
ting down of these plants in large
numbers. In many cases the plants
had leen shut down by the first strike
order, which affected the sheet steel
ami steel hoop companies only. Tho
order lust night brought out all union
plants of the American Tinplato
Company, with the single exception
of the new mill in Monessen, which
is still running.
At th ) Amalgamated Association
headquarters it is stated that the
figures given out Saturday night re
garding the nuinlier of men who
would he actually idle in the mills of
the three companies have proved cor
rect. This number was placed at
74,000. Of the 74,000 men idle, 25,
000 are in Pittsburg, 8(H) in Alle
ghany and 1,500 in MeKeesport.
President Shaffer .has it in his power
to close many more Pittsbrug mills,
but it is not thought that he will do
anything of a radical nature until he
is compelled to.
The Amentum Steel Hoop Com
pany's supposedly non-union mill,
. wits closed this morning in c all its
branches. The tie-up nt this mill
was said to have been a surprise to
the millowners and officials in charge
of it. The plant known as the Lind
sey it McCutchcon mill in Allegheny
was shut down completely in the
puddling and bar mills. All the
skilled workmen refused to enter the
mill this morning and the company
did not even operate the five furnaces.
The finishing department of the mill
was working during the day, as the
men are not in the union, but it is
claimed by the workers that the em
ployes in that department will not
go to work in the morning.
While all the mills of the United
States Steel Corporation are included
in the general tie-up, the three com
panies mentioned are the first to be
attacked. What the next movement
will he the workers do not say. It is
announced tonight that the circular
letter which was expected to bo sent
out today calling on the men in the
mills of the Federal Steel Company,
the Naional Steel Company and the
National Tube Company toe ome out
wiW not be issued at present.
Four Blocks of Business' Houses Were Burned
at Enid.
Enid 0. T. July 17. Four blocks
of business houses on the public
square were destroyed by fire in less
than three hours' time by the fire
that started after mmiduight last
night. The water supply was inade
quate, and it was necessary to blow
up buildings with dynaimte to check
the flames. Owing to the continued
drought,everything burned like match
wood. A light wind blew from the
southesat, and saved the eastern part
of the town. The total loss is esti
mated at $190,000. The insurance
will be light.
The fire started in the two story
hotel building near the southeast
corner of the square, tuyi spread quick
ly to the big hardware house on the
corner. Both buildings, with their
contents, were soon consumed. The
fire bearing south destroyed a furni
ture store, restaurant and hotel. Fol
lowing this in the path of the flames
was a furniture store, hotel, a butcher
shop in which $1,000 in cash was con
sumed and a carriage works. Then
going east it consumed another shop
and three small buildings. Here it
jumped across the street west and de
stroyed a wholesale house and a
hotel. The Armour Packing Co. 's
big building was destroyed and the
entire block south of the square. The
firemen finally had to blow up several
buildings with dynamite.
Better Mail Service for Alaska.
Washington, July 17. The post
office department has contracted for
an increase of the postal service in
Alaska that will provide quicker time
between Seattle and Circle City and
intermediate points and furnish a
direct steamboat service to Sitka.
The new contract calls for art addi
tional round trip every month between
Seattle and Circle City via Sitka and
Valdes, and the all-American overland
route. The schedule time is shorter
than ever before. The contract will
run from October 1 to June 30.
Cotton Injured by Drought
Ardmore, I. T., July "17. Reports
from the cotton licit show that cotton
is being injured by the drought that
has prevailed in the Chickasaw Nation
for the past five weeks. . Unless rain
falls within the next few days ciops
will be cut short. About 60 per cent
of the corn crop has already been
ruined. There will be no marketable
corn. The crop of other grains is a
total failure.
China Suspends Examinations for Period of
Five Years.
New York, July 17. A dispatch
from Washington to tho Herald says:
China has formally complied with
;he demands of tho powers that she
"suspend for five years all ollicial ex
iminations in all the cities where
foreigners havo been massacred or
liavo been subject to cruel treat
ment," but she has done it in such a
way as to rob tho susiension of the
punitive character desired by the
foreign governments. The emperor
has issued an edict suspending the
examinations not only in the guilty
districts, but throughout the entire
country for a" period of five years.
Instead of announcing that this is the
result of the ill treatment of foreign
ers, the edict explains that the em
peror desires to give the students in
every province an opportunity for an
entirely new and modern system of
The United States has not agreed
to the action looking to tho advisa
bliity ef the foreign ministers in Pe
kin demanding that a special punish
ment he administered in those dis
tricts in which foreigners were out
raged. This government is anxious
that tho powers should retire from
China as promptly as possible. While
China has in the matter of examina
tions turned a difficulty, it is pointed
out that the others terms demanded
are exceedingly rigorous, and it will
be difficult for the imperial govern
ment to comply with them and at the
same time preserve its prestige at
Heavy Rainfall and High Wind at Oennison
Storm Causes Little Damage.
Dennison, Tex., July 17. The
worst drought ever experienced in
this section was broken this afternoon
by a terrific rainfall of over two hours'
duration, the volume of rain being
almost equal to a cloudburst. The
storm was accompanied by a wind of
almost tornado force. Reports indi
cate that the rain is general in this
vicinity. It has come just in the
nick of time to save the cotton crop.
It will benefit the fruit crop and fur
nish stock water, which had entirley
failed, causing much distress, and
will benefit lowland cotton.
The Southern M. E. church, re
cently erected at a cost of $15,000,
was partially demolished, and a num
ber of small houses in the northern
portion of tho city were wrecked.
Shade trees and window glass all over
the city were demolished.
A tornado is reported to have passed
over tho Chickasaw Nation, but there
are no particulars here.
Seven Hundred Persons Perished By a Sudden
Volcanic Eruption.
Tacoma, July 17. Oriental advices
give details of terrible destruction of
human life that occurred in Northern
Java in May by the sudden and ter
rific coutburst of the volcano Kloet.
For 50 miles around all the coft'ee
plantations and other estates were
destroyed by showers of ashes and
stones, together with great streams
of lava and hot mud. Seven hundred
natives and a number of Europeans
perished. The lava also consumed
the superintendent of the estate and
about 25 coolies. Many coffee es
tates in the neighborhood were de
stroyed. The country around was
strewn with corpses.
Many protests are being made be
cause the Russian authorities at Port
Arthur are opening all letters to and
from the American and European
residents there. Nothing is permitted
to be sent out that contains any allu
sion to Russian military affairs or
criticism of Russian methods.
Gunboat Which Helped Destroy Spanish Fleet
in Manila Bay.
Seattle, July 17. The United States
gunboat Concord, Commander Harry
Knox, which played such an import
ant part under Commodore Dewey in
the destruction of the Spanish fleet in
Manila bay, May 1, 1898, arrived
from the Philippines by way of Dutch
Harbor, Alaska. Of the officers in
command of the vessel during the
memorable sea fight, but one, F. E.
Schute, paymaster's clerk, remains
on the ship. As to the force of ma
rines, but five of the Concord's crew
at the time she turned her guns on
the Spanish battle ship are now ou
Prairie Fire in Kansas.
Lamed, Kan., July 17. A prairie
fire, which started 18 miles north of
this place, burned over a large area
of country yesterday afternoon and
destroyed 40,000 bushels of wheat.
Incendiarism in San Francisco.
San Francisco, July 17. A series
of fires early this morning indicate
that incendiaries were at work. Sta
bles were made the especial mark of
their torches. Twenty horses were
burned to death. The fires occurred
ii; the same general neighborhood.
Ten Thousand Perons at El Reno.
El Reno, O. T., July 17. The
trains today have been bringing in
moderate crowds for registration.
There are probably 10,000 people here,
and everything is quiet and orderly.
Every one is comfortably situated and
a large number more could be accom
modated. The water is abundant and
every provision has been made to feed
and house the multitude. The tem
perature has hung around the 100
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