The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, May 28, 1903, Image 1

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HO. 2.
Published every Thursday.
S. P. BLVTHB SON, bubllshera.
Terms of subscription 11.60 1 year when paid
in advance.
S The mail arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. ai. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
Iftnie days at noon.
For Chonoweth, leaves at 8 a. m.'Tuesdays,
Thmfdflvs and Halurdays: arrives at 6 p. ai.
for White Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily at t:i
a. m.: arrives Ht 7:l;"i p. m.
from While Kalinou leaves for Fulda, Gilmer,
Tiont I n We and (ilenwood daily at 9 A. M.
KorBiimeu (WusU.) leaves at o:4o p. ui. ; ar.
rives at 7 p. m.
I ; A MKKK'A Meets second and Fourth Mon
days In each month in K. of 1. hall.
II. ,1. KltKIIKKtC'K, C. R.
8. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary.
1'HNiiO, Meets the Hecond and Fourth
Fridavs of the month. Visitors cordiallv wel
comeil. K. r. Hivmiuh, Counsellor.
Mins Clauk, Hecreiary.
I'nion No. ll'A iiieets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
J:io'cl ct. C. l corru, l'resiileut.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
I 87. 1. 0. 0. K.-Sleets lirst and third Fri-
ays in each mouth.
Mihb Edith Moonz, N. 0.
h. E. MoilnK, Secretary.
C1ANIIY POST, No. lfi, O. A. R.-MoetatA.
i U. I'. W. Hall m'coimI and fourth Snturdavs
of each munth st 2 oV'lwk p. m. AUG. A. K.
nieuiheis invited to meet wilh us.
VV. II. 1'euky, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
rUNBY V. R. f'., No. Ifi-Meets second and
y fourth Saturdays of each month In A. O, V.
W. hall at i p. in. Mita. Fannie IIailkv, Pres.
iIits. T. J. Canninu, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 1(15, A. F. and A
AI. Meets Saturday evening on or before
i h full moon. u. M. Yates, VV. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
Meets third Friday iilnlit of each month.
U. U. t'ASTNKB, II. P.
A. 8. Uloweiui, Secretary.
I0OD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. 8.
II Meets second and fourth Tuesday even.
iiiK of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mrs. May Yates, W. M.
litis. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
0LETA ASSKMRI.Y No. 103. United Artisans,
Meets lirst and third Wednesdays, work;
Itcond sod fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
sans hull. F. C. Bkosiub, M. A.
F li. Harnks, Secretary.
WAl'COMA I.OIXIE, No. 80, K. of P.-Mceti
lu A. O. V. W. hall every Tuesday niirht
, . K. L. Davidson, U. C.
Dr. C. H. Jenkins, K. of R. 4 8.
Jt Meets lirst and third Saturdays of each
UKiiith. F. II. Barnes, VV. M.
F:. K. RitATi.RY, Financier.
( HKfflKH Shute, Recorder.
tleeti iu Fraternal hull every Thursday
HlKht. (ieo. W. Thompson, N. G.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
Jl meets at A. O. IT, V. hall on the first and
third Fridays ol each month.
Wai.tkr (Ikrkinu, Commander.
O. E. William, Secretary.
t HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets Brst and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kate M. Frriierick, C. of H.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in odd F'ellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
J. R. Kiks, V. C.
C. V. Dakin, Clerk.
Ti Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. AsH, C. P.
V. L. Hkndkkwjn, Scribe.
Will make regular monthly vlsIU to Hood
River. Residence W Sixteenth Street,
Portland, Oregon.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones; Office, 281; residence, M.
Office in Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
told crowns and bridge work and all kind! Of
Up-to-Dite Dentistry.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
Dav or Nlirtit.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, M.
Office over Bverbart'i Grooery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 28S.
ror 5S vears a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. "Has bud many years eiparience in
i. i. ,.. mattara. as abstractor, searcher ot
titles and agent, batisfuclion guaranteed or
no i-barae.
F.otimates furnished lor all kindi ol
work. Repairing a specialty. Allktndi
of enop work. 8hop on State Street,
Utvren First and fcecond.
ALiriit ts Furnished. Honey Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
Tbone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. I to I
ana q w t m, i
Po general bnkinj baiintw.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Mos
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers.
Oreeon will receive J910.961 from
the national irrigation fund.
The Reneral Presbyterian assembly
strongly denounces Mormonlsm.
I ihprnls will trv to force Britain to
show her hand on preferential tariff.
Russia has taken steps to punish
thoeie taking part tn the Jewish mag
sacree. .
The Brotherhood of Railway Train
men has voted to increase its strike
fund to $300,000.
In a fight with Insurgents on the Is
land of Cebu, the American soldiers
killed 6S rebels and captured 29.
The man who forged J. Plerpont
Morgan's name for large sums of
money in Londan has been arrested.
Five Chinese were captured at Buf
falo, N. Y., while trying to make their
way into the United States rrom Can
A Kits explosion In a coal mine near
Pittsburg resulted in the death of four
men and the serious injury of two
Twn Italians were killed and 18 In
jured in a collision between a freight
train and several box cars at Colum
bus, Ohio. " ,
Frnnt has done great damaee to Kar
tell truck about Manchester, N. H.
ninnriom hna rnuRpd the death of a
lolored stableman at Newark, N. J.
f ho mntrarr hast been let for rock
with which to extend the Columbia
river jetty.
Aftpr hnmine two months, the fire
U the Glace Bay (N. S.) colliery has
been put out.
tin. nonartniMir will order no more
ihins to Bremerton naval yard until
brothels are closed. .
Five electric shocks were necessary
n nanse the death of A. Triola, an Ita
lian murderer, at Sing Sing, N. Y.
.tnotrnvorl the IS 000 building Of
-fiA American Ice Comrjany at Phila
delphia, and ruined $150,000 worth of
Uonrv Tiornnn of St. Joseflh. MO.,
will receive the prize offered by the
iimr nf nenmark for the best poem
m the recent meeting of the Dowager
Empress of Russia and the Queen of
Mark Twain Is seriously ill.
Tho TTnlnn Pacific has announced
peace with the boiler makers.
tv,. in nf Altman. near Cripple
Creek, was almost entirely destroyed
by fire.
CmnAAt. Franc la TnHpnh will not in-
U III v-i V. i & -
tervene to prevent further bloodshed
in Crotla.
Dnor-Amirnl TlnrplnY has been or-
Jered form Boston to the Puget Sound
aavy yard.
riro in irrnnri tand at Cambride,
Mass., hemmed in the crowd and they
had a close call for their lives.
Ti,a nun defender Reliance has
proven herself a much better boat
than either tne uoiumoia or me wu
jtitution. Hannah nnnnflea the endorsement
f Roosevelt by Ohio because he fears
t would injure his cnances ior re
A power factory at Santo Domingo
ias blown up by enemies of the gov
,rment and 22 Deoole killed and a
lumber of others Injured.
Tho nntl-dvnastic outbreak in Yu-
nan province, China, is serious.
L-iiled and six others In
jured by a Pittsburg elevator break-
An eastern company has secured
;ontil of all the coast powder fac-
a -ar XToi.hen dennsed postal of-
acial, Is now charged with disobey
ing orders.
Portland was discriminated against
letting contract for carrying Phil-
pplne freight
Tho TTnlnn Wclflc Boiler makers'
rtrike had been declared off. Both
jldes .made concessions.
Do0i haa assured the United
States that it will help maintain an
spen door in the far fcast.
Count Casslni, Russian ambassador
it Washington, and Secretary Hay
ire receiving large numbers of letters
from cranks.
Merlon will make silver Its coin
but at a fixed ratio. The announce
ment has already caused mucn ior
ign capital to be Invested.
The forest fire near Glen Falls, N.
f., are now under control.
fWanae ct increased trade with
imerica, Peru has opened a consular
jffice in Chicago.
The Unitod Lead company has in
reased its capital stock from llS.OOOy
300 to $25,000,000.
Tl, Hire-ton of the Bank of En
land have reduced tne bank's rate of
liscount from 4 to 3i per cent.
A cyclone In Central Kansas did
nuch damage to crops ana property.
i n bootblatk received onlf
10 for resto'inrr a lost lO,000 bill to
its owner, whose Joy oaaeed him to
Receive have been appointed for
it,. r.!ern trine comnanv. with a cap
ital stock of $ 1,000,000 nd ireneral
offices at Zanesville, O. The liabilities
m tivn at IS00.000. and aaseta ai
Many People are Driven From Their
Homes Wheat Crops Ruined.
Sallna, Kan., May 26. This city Is
tonight the scene of the worst flood in
Its history, fully 100 families having
been driven from their homes, and the
extent of the damage Is estimated to
be hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Another heavy rain fell tonight, mak
ing four Inches ot rain that has fall
en here during the last 24 hours. The
northwestern portion of the city is
entirely submerged, and women and
children were rescued from their
homes In boats.
The Missouri Pacific grade on the
west la holding back a large and
threatening body of water. If the
water succeeds in crossing the tracks,
the entire western portion of the town
will be under water.
A passenger train on the Lincoln
branch of the Union Pacific is held be
tween two washouts two miles north
of here. The passengers were
brought to this city on handcars. The
Union Pacific tracks for three miles
west of here are washed out, and all
through trains are running over the
Rock Island from Lincoln Junction,
Colo., to Manhattan, Kan. The Union
Pacific station here is surrounded by
water and the railroad yards are
The entire district for miles north
west and southwest from the station
Is flooded. As far as the eye can
reach, the wheat fields have been
transformed Into great lakes of rag
ing water. Crops are ruined and
homes deserted.
Montana Legislature In Special Session
Make Appropriation.
Helena; Mont., May 26. (Special.)
The Eighth Legislative Assembly
assembled here today in extraordinary
session, at the call of Governor Toole,
for the purpose of making an appro
priation for Montana's representation
at the Louisiana Purchase and the
.ewls and Clark Expositions, in St.
Louis and Portland, respectively, in
1904 and 1905.
Both houses met in joint session
shortly afer 11 otlock and listened to
the reading of Governor Toole's mes
sage, which stated that there seemed
to be a general demand for a display
of the state's products and resources
at these Expositions, henoe his call
for an extra session.
Before the day was over three bills
had been Introduced and passed ap
propriating $50,000 for St. Louis, $10,-
000 for the transfer of this exhibit
from St. Louis to Portland, and $15,-
000 additional for the maintenance of
the State Capitol and' grounds. Be
fore midnight the session had been ad
journed sine die.
New Hampshire Blaze Causes a Loss
ot $400,000.
Laconla, N. H, May 26. Nearly 100
buildings have been burned, 350 per
sons are homeless and a loss between
$350,000 and $400,000 has been caused
by a fire in the Lakeport section, the
area burned over being about 15
acres. The fire started in a boiler
room of the H. H. Wood hosiery mill.
The flames spread briskly, and in a
very short time, under the influence
of a brisk southeast wind, the entire
structure was burning. . Next it
spread to the finished-lumber plant of
the Boulia & Gorrell Co., and then to
the works of the Laconla Electric
Light Company. In less than an hour
both these plants were destroy
ed. The city fire department was
helpless to stay the progress of the
flames, and destruction went on until
the fire actually burned itself out for
want of material.
Secret Service Men Find Judges Pro
motlng Peonage In the South.
Washington. May 26. At the re
quest of the Department of justice,
the United States Secret Service has
undertaken an investigation of the
charge of peonage, or holding another
In servitude to work out a debt, which
has been made against persons living
In the vicinity of Montgomery, Ala.
One man, named Robert N. Franklin,
has already been indicted for keeping
a Negro In servitude, and information
In the hands of Chief Winkle tends to
show that a regular system has been
practiced between certain magistrates
and persons who want Negro laborers.
The plan Is to bring a poor Negro
before a magistrate on a flimsy
charge. He Is convicted, and the
white man offer to advance him the
money provided the Negro will make
labor contract with him for a
length of time sufficient to reimburse
him for the money and trouble he has
taken to keep the Negro out of jail.
The Negro is therenpon taken away,
and begins what is frequently a long
term of cruel servitude.
New York Celebrates.
New York. May 28. New York to
day officially commemorated the 250th
anniversary of the establishment of
municipal government in New Am
eterdam, afterward called, by force
and treaty between Holland and Eng
land, New York. The city hall, where
the main exercises were held, and
city hall park, were ttfi center of at
traction. In the public schools 500,-
000 children took took part In the ex
ercises. Mayor Low, General James
Grant Wilson. Secretary of War Root,
Governor Odell and Bishop Potter
made addresses.
Qerman Report oa the Massacrr.
Berlin. May 28. The German Jew
Ish Relief Society haa sent an agent
houses were destroyer, 600 shops
to Klshinef who reports that 700
sacked and that abont 10.000 persons
are homeless, as a result of the recent
massacre. Forty-nve persons were
killed outright during the massacre.
84 were seriously wounded and 500
were slightly Injured. The number of
persons affected through losing po
rtions or otherwise l estimated at
!(k.000. mostly belonging to the poorer
Prospectors for Oil Do Not Lose Faith
Because of Reverses..
The Urapaua Valley Oil Company,
of Roseburg, which Las been boring
for oil at Myrtle Creek, has abandoned
the well, after having reached a dis
tance of 1600 feet. Some time ago,
while the boring apparatus was. at
work, the cable parted and let the
drill fall into the well. After, the drill
was removed if was found that the
casing had also been broken and part
of 1 it had fallen into the well. It
was later found mat the well had been
plugged," and In such a manner that
It Is now impohsllfe tttwork it at all.
The company is so confident of find
ing oil that it has again let a contract
to Loyd Smith, a practical well-driller,
who will Immemlately commence op
erations on the new well within 12
feet of the old.
Mr. Smith claims that the indica
tions 'for oil are the best he has yet
seen on this Coast, and Is confident
that oil will be found within 2000 feet.
Pool Sale This Season Held
Arlington Sale Small.
The first wool sale of the season
under the system of sealed bids, in
augurated in this state for the first
time last year, came off in Arlington
last week. It was a sorry disappoint
ment to both seller and buyer. Over
00,000 pounds of wool was offered for
sale, but only about 50,000 pounds was
sold. Prices paid for those sold
ranged from 11 cents to 13 cents.
The offers on the largest and best
clips were all declined because the
uling prices had fallen below the
owners expectations, uissatisiaciion
was expressed by a number of buyers
over the sales made this morning by
the local bank to a buyer on the
ground before the time for the public
sale when all the buyers should ar
rive. This may have had a tendency
to qualify the interest of the buyers
in the other lots listed.
Fruit Trees Feel Frost.
A killing frost blighted the pros
pects for an abundant fruit crop
around Baker City last week. The ex
tent of the damage is not fully de
veloped, but it Is known that all the
early fruit is badly damaged, and In
some localities all the fruit is killed.
So far as known, there has been no
frost in Pine and Eagle valleys, or
down on the Snake river, below Hunt
ington. These psrtions of the county
comprise the principal fruitgrowing
sortlons of the country. Until last
night the prospects were favorable for
the greatest fruit crop ever known In
this, the Powder river valley.
Rainier Is Confident.
The county-seat fight in Columbia
county Is on. The election notice call
ing a special election for July 6 will
be posted In a few days. At present
there are only three candidates for the
honors of . county seat. St. Helens,
which is the eounty seat now. Rain
ier and Clatskanie. A hard fight will
be put up from three points. It Is
generally conceded that Rainier will
be first in the race. Should no point
receive a majority of all votes, a sec
ond election will be held in August,
and the vote will be taken between
the two highest.
Pine Lands Cut Out.
The General Land Office at Wash
ington has received the amended map
filed bv the Oregon Development
Company, showing lands on the Up-
ner Deschutes river in Eastern Ore
gon, which it proposes to reclaim un
der Carey act. On this map, tne com
pany haa eliminated nearly. 15,000
acres that were included in the origin
al selection, this action being taken
because of the report of Special Agent
Green, that much of the original selec
tion was land covered with merchant
able timber.
Damming of the Rogue.
The Golden Drift Mining Company
has resumed with a vim the work of
completing its big power dam across
Roeue river. In the Dry Diggings,
three miles above Grants Pass. The
dam was begun early last year, but
was not completed before the arrival
of the fall rains. The dam, even in
Its uncompleted state, withstood the
very high water and several rresnets
of the Rogue during the winter.
Catherine Creek Claims Taken.
There Is another small rush on In
locating timber in the Catherine creek
district, east of Union. About 20
claims have been located during the
nast ten days and others are investi
gating. Last year many locations
were made, but filings suddenly ceasea
when it was rumored that there had
been frauds In making locations, and
that the government was Investigat
ing the matter.
Chinook and Shad.
The White Island Seining Com-
oanv's grounds, about two miles above
Cathlamet, have begun operations,
and have been catehing about half a
ton of fish per day, which more tnan
pays flenses- "t hair tne tcn 17 . YonDg Alnellc, nQUfa; fact
Is Chinook, the balance being blue- Kaiv.. i' n '
About half the eaten
hrine 5 and 6 cent', the bluebacks. 4
cents, and the steelheads, 3 cents per
Rich Strike la Oray Eagle.
A narrow streak of fabulously rich
ore has been struck In the Gray Eagle
mine, in the Sparta district. The ore
assays $2000 per ton. A five-foot
ledge assays $15. The property is
owners of the Bonanza.
Irrlgstlonlsts Surprised.
The abandonment of the geml-annu-A
meeting of the State Irrigation As
sociation comes as a surprise to most
of the friends of Irrigation in the
eastern part of the state.
Rich Veins of Ore Reported by Prospec
tors Jn Collier Creek Country.
Frank Reed arrived In Roseburg a
few days ago from the Collier Creek
country, In Curry county, where he
and other members of his party have
made a discovery of a very rich cop
per ledge or deposit, on which they
have located 16 mining claims. The
deposit has been traced a distance of
over a mile and a half, and surface in
dications show a wide vein. No as
says have as yet been made on the
discovery, but it is generally believed
that this new find will prove the rich
est yet discovered.
The ledge is about 18 miles south
of Rogue river, and is at present a
very difficult place to reach, as there
is only a trail through that section.
It is expected that operations will
soon commence on the development of
these mines, as Mr. Reed (s a member
of a copper company which was re
cently organized In Roseburg, with
Mr. Fred Blakely at the head. Na
tive copper is abundant throughout
Southern Oregon, but those owning
most of die mines have not sufficient
capital to work them properly.
Oregon Can Grow Flax.
That the Pacific Coast and especial
ly the Willamette valley of the state
of Oregon Is especially adapted to the
culture of flax, and that of the very
finest quality, has been demonstrated
beyond any possibility of a doubt by
Mr. Eugene Bosse, the celebrated Bel
gian flax culturist, who has been con
ducting a scientific course of experi
ments in and around Salem for more
than a year past, and Is now engaged
In raising the second crop for the pur
pose of proving this fact to the en
tire satisfaction of those who are now
backing him financially, and have
shown heretofore a disposition to
doubt the veracity of his broad asser
tions regarding the possibilities of the
flax Industry for Oregon.
Curb on Willamette.
Extensive work Is being done on
tne Willamette river just north of In
dependence, oaptain Ogden states
that work will be continued all of the
summer. The jetty being construct
ed below Independence will Bave to
the land owners over 1000 acres of
land, as the current.' was about to
wash through a number of the best
farms and change the course of the
river for several miles. This jetty
will save this as well as the banks
which the current has been moving
at the rate of about 20 feet a year in
many places.
Headed Toward Burns.
Chief Engineer Joseph West, of the
Su.mpter Valley Railroad, Is in Baker
City prepared to begin the work of
extending the road. The rails and
other 'material for the extension have
begun to arrive and the sawmills are
busy cutting ties for the new road.
Just how far the road will be Built
this season is not stated, but It is cer
tain that it will penetrate some dis
tance into Grant county in the direc
tion of Burns, the county seat of Har
ney county.
Preparing for Dry Summer.
Baker City authorities are pre
paring to supply the city with an
abundance of water, for what prom
ises to be a long, dry summer. The
new reservoir on Goodrich creek,
which was completed last fall, will be
in use this season in addition to the
Eagle creek supply. Several of the
water mains are being replaced with
larger pipe, so that both the supply
of water and the pressure may be
equal to the demand.
Ocologlcal Survey Begins.
Government Engineer Sutton, who
has been getting together his corps of
assistants and outfit in Union for the
past week, has just commenced his
field work of making a complete geo
logical survey of the county in this
section. The work was started in Un
ion and will branch out covering about
1000 square miles, requiring about two
years' work.
Wheat Walla Walla, 70071c; 'al
ley, 74c
Barley Feed, f 20.00 per ton; brew
ing, $21.
Floct Best radefl,3.964.30;fj;ra
haml$S.453.85. Millstuffs Bran, $23 per ton; mid
dlings, $27; shorts, $23.00; chop,
Oats -No. 1 white, $1.101.15;
(ray, ii.uo per cental
nay Timothy, $80(821; clover,
iiutffii; cceai, iiocsio per ton.
roiaxoee cow Duroanki, boo per
sack: ordinary, 25 (g 40c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $3
3.50 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, ll12c;
yoong, l(l4c; bens, 12c tar keys,
live, 16(17e; dressed, 20(222c: docks.
$7.00(17.50 per dosen; geese, $6g6.60.
Cheese Fall cream, twins, 18t(t
! Butter Fancy creamery, 2022c per
pound ; extras, zic; dairy, 2022Jtc;
store, 16g 18c.
Eggs 16J17c per dozen.
Hops Choice, 18(3 20c per pound.
Woll Valley 1 2 Jiff 18: Eastern Ore
gon, 1314; mohair, 35$ 36a.
sei-uroR, cows, -3g4c per
pound; steers, 4i6e; dressed. 1t.
Veal 8Xo.
Morton Gross, 77'e par poond
dressed, 89c
Lambs Gross, 4c per poond dressed
Hogs Groea, T(S57e per! toonnd
oreso, otjojt
Admiral Dewey Recommends One for
Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Washington, May 7. Admiral
Dewey, as president of the General
Board, has made a report to Seoretary
Moody, recommending the Immediate
establishment of a coaling station at
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and the erec
tion there of a coal depot with an
initial capacity gf 5,000 tons. The es
timated cost of the-work is about $51,
000. The money is now available. Be
lieving that the establishment of a
coal depot at this strategic point will
strengthen the United States on the
Pacific Coast, the President has hear
tily approved the plan, and prelimin
ary steps In the work have been taken
already. -
Dutch Harbor is located on one of
the Aleutian Islands, and is on the di
rect commercial route between the
ports of Behring Sea and Southern
Alaska and the Pacific Coast of the
United Stated. It is also in the line ef
steamships passing through the Uni
mak, Pass, most of which make Dutch
Harbor a port of call. Its use as a coal
depot site was first recommended by
Rear-Admiral Bradford, Chief of the
Bureau of Equipment. His recom
mendation was referred to the Gen
eral Board, and is now about to be
executed according to his plans.
Dutch Harbor will form the fifth
in the chain of coal depots along the
Pacific Coast, which will begin at San
Diego and include San Francisco, Pu
get Sound and Sitka. Honolulu Is the
sixth tn the chain, and Guam probably
may be added to the list.
Large Philadelphia Warehouse Jls an
Entire Loss.
Philadelphia, May 27. Fire this
evening in the building of the Front
Street Warehouse Company caused a
loss estimated at $1,000,000. The
building which was three stories high
on Front street and five in the rear,
with two sub-cellars, containing mer
chandise of a general character. One
floor was packed solidly with matting
and there was 1500 rolls of carpet, 600
barrels of molasses, a carload of
wines, and other liquors, a carload of
matches and much machinery.
Everything in the building was de
stroyed either by fire or water.
The fire started in the basement
and was not diacovered until the cen
ter of the first floor was In flames.
The character of the goods In the
building made it an easy prey to the
flames, and the whole structure was
soon ablaze. The contents of the
building were owned by many firms
and individuals, and it is not known
tonight what amount of insurance
was carried.
Energy Must Be Properly .Directed If
They Would Live.
Chicago, May 27. Clarence S. Dar-
row, who was chief counsel for the
miners in the recent arbitration grow
ing out of the strike In the anthracite
coal fields, delivered an ' address to
the Henry George Association here
today on the "Perils of Trades Un
ionism." The general tone of his talk
was that "labor unions do not under
stand the principles upon which they
are founded and along which they
must work if they are to continue In
existence." He said In part:
"Men catch trade unionism, specu
lation, combination, as they catch the
measles or the mumps. Capital has
caught the fever of combination until
it has gone mad over corporations and
trusts. Likewise, labor - had caught
the fever of trade unionism and with
out knowing what it means or real
izing how it .may be of real service to
the world, has turned its power and
energy In the direction of building np
Unless this force Is turned to po
litical power or substantial methods
for bettering Industrial .conditions then
all this great movement must be for
fjreat Irrigation Dam.
Washingtoa, May 27. The Geolog
leal Survey ha3 prepared a model of
the extensive dam to be constructed
on Salt river, 65 miles above Phoenix,
Ariz. This dam will be among the
first and also among the largest irri
gation enterprises to be undertaken
by the Government under the new law.
The exact proportions of the dam are
188 feet thick at the base, 830 feet
long at the top and 250 feet high. It
will contain 11,600,000 cubic feet of
masonry. The reservoir to be con
structed will drain over 6000 square
miles of territory.
Estate Long Unsettled.
San Diego. Cal.. May 27. By an or
der of court the valuable estate of
James W. Robinson Is to be distrib
uted. The case Is a remarkable one.
Robinson, who was once Lieutenant-
Governor of Texas and subsequently
a prominent lawyer In this state, died
here In 1857. For some reason his
heirs, who lived in Ohio and else
where In the East were not awawe of
his death until long afterward and no
efforts were made until comparative
ly recently to settle up the estate.
Butchery By Turks.
London, May 27. The Sofia corres
pondent of the Morning Leader tele
graphs that the Macedonian commit
tee reports that the Turks have burn
ed the village of Banltzal. near Seres.
Only 48 of the 500 inhabitants
caped aid many wqsnen and girls
were outraged and murdered and
their bodies caat Into the water.
Twenty Others More or Less Seriously
Injured Several Towns Visited by
Storm and Every Building In Its Path
Blown to Pieces Heavy Financial
Hastings, Neb., May 27. A series of
heavy storms, two of which developed
into the worst tornadoes that have
visited Southern Nebraska for years,
passed over portions of Clay, Franklin
and Kearney counties last evening.
Fifteen persons are known to have lost
their lives. 20 odd were more or less
seriously Injured, and a number of
others received minor Injuries. Every
dweilin- and outbuilding in the oath
of the tornado was blown to pieces,
and the financial loss thus far account
ed will reach about $60,000.
Near Norman, at the home of Daniel
McCurdy, a number of relatives and
friends were spending the day, and not
an Inmate escaped death or serious
Injury. Two miles south of Upland
German Lutheran services were being
held in a school house, when the
storm struck and demolished it, kill
ing four of the occupants, Including
the minister, and Injuring a number of
The storm was equally destructive
at FairfleIdK but the people were
warned of its comlpg and sought cel
lars for safety. Six dwellings were
blown to pieces at that place but
their occupants escaped Injury, with
a few exceptions.
Repetition of Recent Accident May Oc-
cur at Any Time.
Ottawa, Ont., May 27. Messrs. R.
W. Brock and R. P. McCormell. the
geologists who were sent to report on ,
the cause of the landslide at Turtle
Mountain, which wined out the town
ot Frank, have submitted a prelimi
nary report to Sir William Mullock.
acting minister of the Interior.
Mr. McConnell estimates that be
tween 60,000,000 and 80,000,000 tons
of rock fell, the debris . of which
covers almost two square mlUa. The
slide is attributed to the steepness of
me mountain and the shattered con-,
dition of the rock. This was due to
"faulting" and crushing of the rock
during the process of mountain build
ing. Heavy rainfalls pouring through
the fissures tended to open them still
The accident was locally hastened
by a creep in the coal mine which
caused a jar. The mountain where
the slip took place Is very badly frac
tured and is now slipping down con
tinuously In small pieces. There is
Janger of another slide, as some of
the fractures extend back 500 or 600
i'eet from the face, and if these were
to open another bulk would come
Mr. McConnell thinks that there will
ilways be more or less risk In living
at Frank and that the people should
move as soon as possible.
Oklahoma In Track of Storm-lnjurlts
to People are Few.
Oklahoma City, O. T., May 26. Last
light a tornado struck the town of
Carmen and destroyed one-third of
the place. P. F. Brown, of Wichita,
was Instantly killed by flying timber
and Mrs. Wlsmiller fatally injured.
Twenty people were more or less in
jured. The Methodist church was set on
top of the parsonage, where It re
mains and can be seen for miles.
, The dwellings of J. P. Atterbury
and Robert Payne were demolished.
Mrs. Atterbury was carried 60 feet
but not seriously injured, while her
son and daughter were dangerously
hurt. Orchards and crops were dam
aged severely. The Arkansas river Is
on a rampage as a result of the heavy
rains. The town of Kaw City Is prac
tically under water, many farmers liv
ing In the bottoms near Ponca City
and Newklrk having been compelled
to leave their homes. Fields and
crops are submerged, numerous
bridges have been washed away, and
traffic la blocked.
Fraudulent Citizens' Papers.
Washington. May 27. Immigration
officials said today that they had inves
tigated reports that thousands of
fraudulent naturalization papers had
been sold to Immigrants at New York,
and had ascertained that the purpose
was not to facilitate the admission of
immigrants Into the United States,
but to permit immigrants to secure
work on the subway and other Im
provements In New York, as under
the state laws only citizens can work
on improvements of that kind. In
some cases as much as $50 waa paid
for a fraudulent certificate.
Block on American Trusts.
London, May 27. The Daily Mall's
correspondent at Singapore states
that the government of the Malay
States haa Imposed a prohibitive duty .
on the export of tin ore unless it
Is smelted within the colony. This
step Is designed to check an attempt
to create a combination In the tin
trade by the Standard Oil, the United
States Steel Corporation and the
American Tlnplate Company, who
propose to import the ore Into the
United States free of duty and re-export
the smelted article.
Locomotive Boiler Explodes.
Erie, Pa., May 27. While passing
May's siding on a hill west of Kane
today, the boiler on one of the loco
motives pushing a Philadelphia sr.
Erie freight train exploded, killing
one man and Injuring four others,
three perhaps fatally.
The crown sheet of the boiler was
blown through the caboose, splitting
the caboose In two. The Injured, ex
cept the engineer and fireman, were
in the caboose.