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HOOD HIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY. JULY 7, 1904.
HCOD RIVER GLACIER
Issued ever? Thursday by
ARTHUR 0. MOB. Publisher.
1 ermi of subscription 11.50 a year wneu paid
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS.
The prstofHce Is open dally between 8 a n
ai d 7 p. in. ; Sunday rom 12 to 1 o'clock. Malls
f r the Kant dune at 12.-2U a. m. ani p. m; for
the West at 7:10 a. m. and 1:40 p. in.
The carriers on It. K, I), routes No. 1 and No.
8 leave the piistufllce at 8:30 daily. Mail lraves
For Mt. Hood, daily at U:U0 m.; arrives,
ForChenoweth, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays at. d Saturdays; arrives same
days at e d. i
For Underwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives same
days at 6 p. m .
For White Salmon, Wash., daily at 2:45 p, m.;
arrives at 11 a. m.
For Hood River dally at a. m. ; arrive! at
4:15 p. m.
For Husum, Trout Lake and Guler, Wash.,
dally at 7:30 a. m.; arrives at 12 m.
Fur Olenwood, Ulliner and Kulda, Wash.,
daily at 7:80 a. in.: arrives at 6 p. in.
Forl'ineliat and Snowden, Wash., at 11:30
a. ill. Tuesdays and Saturdays; arrives same
days, 10:3u a. m.
For Bin en, Wash., dally at 4:4ft p. m.; ar
rives et8:41a. m.
fAK GKOVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
f l'ENDO.-Meets the Second and Fourth
Frldaysof the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. I), baosius, Counsellor,
Mias Nxllii Clark, Secretary
OltliER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142. meets iu Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7 :o o'clock. E. L. Kooi, President.
O. U. Da kim, Secretary.
UOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7.702. M. W. A
meets in K. of K Hall every Wednesday
wianv h. ai. nussaLU v . Li,
C. U. Dakin, Clerk.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meets
on first and third Tuesday of each month
in van reuow linn. a. i;. btatkn, u. c.
F. 11. Blaoci, C lerk.
VTAUCOMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P., meets
" In K. of P. Hall every Tuesday night.
C. H. Jenkins, C. C.
C. E. H HUMAN, K. of R. & 8.
UOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. E.8.
meets second and fourth iuesilav even
ings oi eacn uiontn. visitors cordially wei
coined. Thkkkhk Cahtnku, W. M.
Mks. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
t tnnn uii'iru ftunis v ro.
Woodcraft, meets at k. of P. Hall
first and third Fridays of each month.
Hklsn Norton, Guardian Neighbor.
Nkixii Hullowkll, Clerk.
"AN BY POST. No. 16. G. A. R.. meets at A
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
ot each month at 2 o clock p. m. All U. A. K.
members Invited to meet with us.
H. 11. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. Cu nnino, Adj u tan t.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O. U.
W.Hall at 2 p.m.
Mux. A Lin a Bhoemaker, President.
Mrs. T.J. cunnino, Secretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days ol each month. A. J. Uatchell, C. P.
Bert Entrican, Scribe.
DI.EWILD LODGE, No. 107, I. O. O. f., meets
In fraternal Hall, every Thursday nlKbt.
J.K. Kkks, N. G.
Bert Entricam, Secretary.
0OD RINKR CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.,
meets third Friday night of each month.
u. K. cabtner, ll. r.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters of
America, meets second and fourth Alon.
days In each month in K. of P. Hall.
L. C. Havnks, C. R.
F. C. Brosius, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
87, 1. O. O. F., meets first and third Fridays
In each month. Francis Mouse, N. g.
Thkkk.sk Cahtner, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Savaue, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
meets firt and third Wednesdavs. work:
second and fourth Wednesdays, social; Art!
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
E. M. Mccarty, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE 1.0 DGE No. 68, A. O. U. W.,meets
first and third Saturdavs of each month.
E. R. Bradley. Financier. ,W. B. shuts, W. M.
J. O. Haynes, Recorder.
IVER8IDK LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meets first and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bradley, C. of H.
Miss Cora Copple, Recorder.
Mrs. Lucretia Feather, Financier
R. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
and Pharmacy, Hood River
Phone, Main 961.
J H. HARTW1G
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson 4 Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.'
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
L L DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
tails promptly answered In town or country.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 613.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
j F. W AIT, tl. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 283.
SURGEON O. R. 4 N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL,
For 28 veara a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent- Satisfaction guaranteed or
Abstracts Famished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hoars: 10 to 11 A. M.; 1 to 3
nd 6 to 7 P. M.
A. W. ONTHANK
Notary Public and Real Estate Agent,
Leans. I'eilertions and Conveyancing. Fire
and Life Insurance in the best companies,
(stenography and Typewriting.
Oak Street. Heed River, Oref oa.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
Comprehensive Review ol too Import
ant Happening of the Pact Week,
Presented in Condensed Forms Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Oar
A San Francisco man may start
$300,000 cement factory in Portland.
Russians report success in several
small engagements near Mo Ting pass
It is said many Coreans are prepar
ing to Hue on the appearance of the
Russian officials claim that the heavy
rains in Manchuria will do much to
ward giving them tin upper hand.
A tram wreck on the railroad from
Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek re'
Bulled in tne death ot two passengers
ard the injury of 15 others.
One man was killed, another fatally
injured and a score of others slightly
injured in a collision on the Reading
railroad at a suburb of Philadelphia
There are 627 persons missing from
the Danish steamer Norge, which
foundered off the coast of Scotland.
All hope has been given up for them
A Philadelphia millionaire has beei
held to the grand jury as responsible
for the death of three persons killed in
a building in which he failed to pro
vide fire escapes.
Hayti has severely punished the
guards who ston-d the German and
French ministers recently. The presi
dent, in a formal audience, also apolo
gized to botn ministers.
The Japanese are said to be avancing
in two divisions on Liao Yang.
Admiral Togo reports the blowing up
of a Russian guardship and torpedo
The rainy season will greatly hamper
operations in Manchuria, the whole of
that country seeming to have turned
into a marsh.
The Vladivostok squadron is faster
than the Japanese fleet sent against it
and can continue to raid the coast until
the Japs send fleeter ships after it.
Kuropatkin has decided to withdraw
The Japanese have landed another
army of 10,000 men.
The proceeds of the Butte mines for
the fiscal year just ended is $7,354,229.
The Vladivostok squadron sank a
steamer and sailing vessel at Gensan,
Mayr JoneS, of Toledo, Ohio, is seri
ously ill and the chances of his recov
ery are slight.
Harriman has placed an order for
60,000 tons of steel rails, one-third of
which are for the Southern Pacific.
A Telluride, Colorado, mine has
closed down on account of inability to
secure competent help. Other proper
ties aie expected to follow in a short
A report from General Oku says that
after the fight at Vafangow the Japan
ese buried 1,854 Russian dead. The
trophieB taken in this engagement con
sisted of 16 guns, 46 wagons and 858
Japanese advices state that women
were seen on board the Russian war
ships during the last engagement, con
firming the suspicion that the Port
Arthur fleet was trying to escape to a
Secretary Shaw has approved a de
sign for the Lewis and Clark souvenir
golddollai. A likeness of Lewis ap
pears on one side and of Clark on the
other. The Philadelphia mint will
coin 25,000 at once.
Paul Morton has assumed the office
of secretary of the navy.
The Russian Vladivostok - squadron
has appeared at Gensan, Corea, and
fired on the town.
The acting land ' commissioner has
decided that a corporation has the same
right to file on desert land as citizen.
The secretary of commerce and labor
has ordered that all passenger carrying
steamboats in the New York harbor be
A Russian submarine boat sank at
her moorings at the Baltic shipbuilding
yards through inexperienced handling
and 21 lives were lost.
There is a colony of over 200 deport
ed Cripple Creek miners in Denver.
Germany has ordered a gunboat to
Hayti to insist npon the punishment of
the guards who assaulted the French
and German ministers.
The Japanese second army is report
ed to have effected juncture with the
first army and that the whole force now
aas a fighting front of 120 miles.
Forty-three firemen, four of whom
will probably die, were overcome by
gas and smoke at fire in New York.
The breaking of a gag main was the
A tornado in Nebraska wrecked many
homes, causing two deaths and injuries
to six others.
General Oka ii close to the heels of
Karopatkin, who is withdrawing to
ward the north.
The Port Arthur fleet is reported to
have given battle to the Japanese and
proceeded to sea.
H. J. Middleton, an Associated Press
correspondent with the Russian army,
has died of disentery.
SWALLOW IS NAMED.
Prohibltloa National Convention Selects
. Presidential Candidate.
Indianapolis, July 5. The Prohibi
tion party in national convention nomi
nated Silas C. Swallow, of Pennsyl
vania, for president, and George W.
Carroll, of Texas, for vice president.
The platform was adopted without ar
gument after long deadlock in the
resolutions committee. It was des
cribed by I. II. Amos, pf Oregon, secre
tary of the committee, as the broadest
platform ever placed before the people
by the party.
In addition to the planks en the
liquor question, it declares the party
to be in favor of international arbitra
tion, a suffrage of law bated on men
tal and moral qualification, uniform
laws for the country and dependencies,
popular election of senators, civil serv
ice extension and the initiative and ref-,
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erendum. . The trust question was rec
ognized by a demand for a rigid appli
cation of the principles of justice to all
organizations of capital and labor. A
reform of divorce laws was demanded,
and polygamy denuonced.
Over $16,000 was raised by subscrip
tion ple lges from the floor of the con
vention, which, with $11,000 in the
treasury, will be the nucleus of the
campaign fund. National Chairman
Stewart and National Secretary Tate
Fairbanks Will Not Resign.
Washington, July 8. Word was re
ceived in Washington today to the
effect that Senator Fairbanks will not
resign his seat in the senate nntil after
the election in November. He wants
to be sure of the vice presidency before
relinquishing'the office he now holds.
As yet, Fairbanks has made no plans
for the campaign, but h is expected
be will go on the stump during Sep
tember and October, particularly in
Labds Patented to RaBroadT
Washington, July 6. The secretary
of the interior today patented 21,029
acres of Isnd in the Vancouver, Seattle
and Spokane land districts to the
Northern Pacific railroad.
NEW HOPB FOR PEACB.
Diplomacy May Soon Enter Into the Far
Washington, July 5. While the
officials here are satisfied from their
private advices that the recent visit of
King Edward to his nephew, F.uiperor
William, was not brought about by
purpose to initiate a movement toward
the restoration of peace between Russia
and Japan, there is reason to believe
that some very careful and discreet In
quiries as to the opportunities of some
such overtures at this time have ema
nated from Washington. lit may be
stated that the result has been to dis
close the fact that neither of the bell ig
erents was yet in the humor to sue for
peace, nor even to entertain Overtures
from any third power on that subject.
The state department will continue
to maintain the friendly position it has
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so far held toward both Russia and Ja
pan, standing ready to mediate and ex
tend its good offices to the full when
ever the belligerents indicate their wil
lingness to accept them.
Torpedo Works Destroyed.
St. Petersburg, July 5. As a result
of the leceipt of news of a fire which
took place at the torpedo works at
Cronstadt last night, this city was to
night filled with the wildest rumors,
including one to the effect that the
Peterhof Palace had been blown up.
The damage at Cronstadt was con
fined to the torpedo mechanism shops,
which were almost wholly destroyed,
together with 20 Whitehead torpedoes.
Five of the torpedoes had war heads
attached and they exploded, which
added to the fire and the excitement.
A considerable quantity of coal stored
in the works was also burned. An
alarm was given in time to prevent loss
of life and more serious loss of proper
The authorities here do not attach
serious importance to the accident,
and say that the worksswill soon be
able to resume at foil time.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
PEVIS DESTROY ALFALFA.
Qreit Damage Done la Morrow County
Heppner Grasshoppers bv the mil
lion are appearing in some localities in
Morrow county. They have settled in
great numbers in the Sand Hollow
country, a farming district about ten
miles northeast ot Ueppner, where they
are doing considerable damage. They
are doing the most damage to alfalfa
and the hay crop, and 'in some places
are taking gardens.
me nrst crop 01 auaiia, wuicn was
Immense, has practically all been
laved, but it is feared that very little
of the second crop can be saved, owing
to the ravages of Uie millions of these
insects that have been congregating in
the alfalfa fields. At llynd Bros., a
o.g rar.'li in band Hollow, they are so
thick in the alfalfa that in the evening
after the insects go to roost on the
heads of the alfalfa plants they can be
scooped up by the gallon by taking a
coal oil can or bucket and striking
through the grass. It is only the work
of a short time to fill a gunny sack.
Some of them caught in this way are
being fed to the hogs.
Along Willow rreek, where there are
many alfalfa fields, the grasshoppers
are numerous and doing considerable
damage in some places they are attack-
ng wheat fields but arenotdoing much
damage, owing to the fact that the
grain is Hearing maturity and is getting
hard. However, tiny are stripping the
green leaves from the stalks. li the
wheat belt they have not appeared in
sufficient numbers to cause any alarm
and the damage to the wheat crop will
tie of little consequence.
TENT CITY SPRINQS UP.
Prospectors Swarming to Southern Ore
gon Uold District.
Grants Pass Numbers of prospectors
are outfitting at Grants Pass daily and
starting for the mines on Thompson
creek and all through the Sucker creek
country. They are coming from differ
ent points as far away as Idaho and
The actual digging of gold at the
Rriggs claim, on Thompson creek, has
stopped for the present, as ttuy are
now engaged in bringing a ditch from
the headwaters of Thompson creek to
the mine for the purpose of supplying
water. All of the dirt movsd will be
sluiced or puddled in order to get all
the values they carry.
Already a townsitte has been located,
and it is reported that there are now
50 tents up and prospectors with pack
animals are arriving daily. Another
strike of a large body of rich ore has
been reported near the Bnggs find.
Damage In t'mitllla Not Serious.
Pendleton The damage to grain from
the heavy rain which visited a portion
of Umatilla county last week was not
as extensive as at first believed. Farm
ers living in sections where the rain
was heaviest report the grain lodged
in many fields, but believe that most
of it can be saved. John Crow, an ex
tensive wheat raiser on the reservation,
probably the largest loser, says his
loss will reach $5,000. The country
around Warren station received a se
vere drenching. A number of bridges
were washed out.
Oem Mine Changes Hands.
Bilker City Announcement is made
by Mr. Frank Geiser that the old Gem
mine at Sparta, one of the big produc
ers ot the Uaker City camp, will re
sume full operations by July 10, under
the direction of the Geiset-IIendryx
company. 1 lie parties interested will
not permit much of a statement to be
made at present, but suflicient is
known to make the statement that the
property has been sold to the Geiser-
Busy Month In Land Office.
Salem June has been a busy month
in the state land office as shown by the
statement of receipts made by Clerk G.
G. Brown. The rush has been due in
some degree to the payment of balances
on old notes and certificates of sale,
which payments were demanded b) the
land board some time ago and were re
quired to be paid prior to July 1. The
business of the office amounted to more
than $1,500 a dty during June.
Pest of Orasshoppers.
Pendleton Completion of cutting of
the hay crop of Butter creek and Mor
row county has saved it from what
would probably have been serious dam
age by grasshoppers, which are more
numerous than for several years in the
hay fields of the western part of this
county and in Morrow. The first crop,
however, is nearly all taken off and
the pest will be unable to work serious
Wheat Cutting Is Commenced.
Helix Wheat cutting has begun in
the Cold Spring country west of here,
near the Columbia, this section be inn
among the earliest in the Inland Em
pire. Only a few farmers are at work.
bnt in some parts of the eountv cutting?
will be continuous until Umatilla's big
harvest is all in. No definite report
has bee receivetfas to how the first
cutttbgs are running.
ALFALFA IS TAkINQ ROOl.
Successful Results of Experiments la
Salem The experiments conducted
by Gilbert & Patterson in growing al
falfa on one of their farms near this
city seems to be very satisfactory in its
results. The alfalfa was sown three
) eats ago, on bottom land. For two
seasons the crop was very light but the
alfalfa is now becoming well set and
seems to be a good producer.
The first cutting this season yielded
ten tons on three acres. The alfalfa is
now a foot tall and there is every pros
pect for a yield of frorri one to two tons
per acre for the second cutting, with
some fall pasturage left. The dryness
or tne season lias not yet had any ap
preclable effect npon the crop.
w Here the alfalfa is Kiowina there is
about VI feet of soil on top of gravel
containing water. Presumably the
roots of the alfalfa find their way down
to the water or at any rate go deep
enough so that the dry weather does
not affect them.
A number of farmers in this section
of the valley are experimenting with
alfalfa, and though they have difficulty
n getting a start they believe that the
ultimate results will be satisfactory
and that this fodder plant will become
a common product in this section of
the state. The fact that it need not be
resown every year or two, that it is
not affected by drouth, that it can be
cut before and after the usual June
rains, gives it its chief value as a farm
product in the vallev.
Lay Duit With Oil.
Oregon City Experiments that have
been made on Main street with crude
oil for keeping down the dust have met
with success, so claim the city offic
ials, and it is very likely that the oil
will be used in the future by the city
n solving the problem of fighting dust.
The first teft was a failure for the rea
son that the oil was carried on the
shoes of pedestrians into the stores of
the merchants. After two days the oil
had dried and there is little or no dust
n front of the stores where the oil was
Large Acreage la Barley.
Umatilla Barley heading has com
menced in northern Morrow county in
the Lexington and lone neighborhoods
along the northern portion of the
Heppner branch of the O. R. 4 N.
Grain in the last two weeks has ripened
rapidly and there is every prospect that
the largest crop of wheat in Morrow's
history will be harvested. Fall grain
is bettor than normal and the only ap
parent shortage will be in spring grain
sown unusually late. '
Berry Season Over.'
Freewater The strawberry season is
about over around Freewater and Mil
ton, and the big niah is in cherries.
Final returns from the strawberry out
put show that little over half what was
expected was realized. Only a few
crates are going out daily.
Flour Valley, $3.90(34.06 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $4(34.25;
clears, $3.8504 10; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.40(34.70; graham, $3.50.84;
wholewheat $4(34.25; rye flour, $4.50
Wheat Walla Walla, 07gGl; blue-
stem, 77c; valley, 78c.
Barley Feed, $23 per ton; rolled.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.20 ; gray,
$1.15 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $23.50; shorts, $21; chop, $18;
linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy $15010 per ton;
clovei, $8(39; grain, $11012; cheat,
Fggs Oregon ranch, 19020c per
Cheese Full cream, twins, new
stock, 12ol2tfc; old stock, 708c;
Young America, 13014c.
Poultry Fancy hens, 120l3o per
pound; old hens, 12 j 12ti'c; mixed
chickens, 1 1 1 lac ; springs, 1 to 2
pound, 18019c; broilers, 1 to Im
pound, 19020c; diessed chickens, 130
14c; turkeys, live, 14016c; dodrcssed,
15016c; do thoice, 1820c; geese,
live, 708c; do dressed, 9)i10!;
ducks, old, $607 per dozen; do young,
as to size, $2500 6; pigeons, $101-25.
Vegetables Turnips, $1.26 per sack;
carrots, $1.50; beets, $1.25; parsnips,
$1.25; cabbage, s lettuce,
head, 25040c per doz; parsley, 25c pet
doz: tomatoes, $1.2501.50; cauliflow
er, $1.7502 per doz; celery, 76O0c
per doz; cucumbers, $1(31.25 per doz:
asparagus, 50c; peas, 406c per pound;
beans, green, 405c; wax, 45c; squash,
$1.25 per box; green corn, 60c per doz.
Honey $303.50 per case.
Potatoes Fsnoy, 75$1 per cental;
new potatoes, $2.25 per cental.
Fruits Cherries, 405c per pound;
gooseberries, 6c per pound ; rasplierries
$1.25 per crate; apples, new, $101.75;
apricote, 800$ 1 per box; plums, 90cO
$1 per box; peaches, 90cO$l per box;
cantaloupes, $2.7593 per crate;' water
melons, 3c per pound; prunes, $1.25
Beef Dressed, 6(36 c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 46c per pornd;
Veal Dressed, 100 to 125, 607c per
pound; 125 to 200, 6(5c; 200 and up,'
Pork-Dressed, 100 to 160. 7g7Kc;
150 and up, 67c.
Hops 1903 crop, 23c per pound.
Wool Valley, 190 20c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 10O17c; mobalr, 30c
per popnd for choice.
National Convention Chooses Candidates
. for President and Vice President.
Springfield, III., July 6. Thomas E.
Watson, of Georgia, for nresident. and
Thomas H. Tibbies, of Nebraska, fnr
vice president, were nominated by the
Populist convention todav. The name
of William V. Allen, of Nebraska, and
Samuel W. Williams, of Indiana, were
also placed before the convention for
president, but before the list of states
had been completed in the roll call,
their names were withdrawn, and Wat
son was nominated by act tarnation.
Ex-Senator Allen made good his word
that he would not enter into an
scramble for the nomination, and while
the nominations were being made he
twice instructed the chairman of the
Nebraska delegation to say that his
name must not go before the conven
tion. In the face ot this, however, he
received over 40 votes.
The committee on resolutions in ltd
report to the convention reaffirmed ad.
he-ence to the basic truths of the Oma
ha platform of 1892, and of the subse
quent platforms of 1890 and 1900. The
platform then demands that all money
be issued directly by the eovernment.
every dollar to lie a full lentil tender:
demands postal savings banks; upholds
uie rignt 01 labor to organize, and fav
ors the enactment of legislation for the
improvement of the condition of the
wage earners; demands the initiative
and re erendum; favors prohibition of
lie alien ownership of lands; demands
the withdrawal of special privileges of
trusts and monopolies, and declares the
government should own and control the
railroads, telegraphs and telephone sys
tems, and should provides parcels nost.
The platform was adopted unanimously.
LIQHTMNQ STARTS bid FIRB.
Qraln Elevator Is Burned
Three Lives Lost.
Boston, Juiy 7. The iinmense (train
elevator of the Boston & Maine railroad
company, one of the largest in the
world, together with three of the com
pany's freighthouses on piers Nos. 1
and 2, Mystic wharf. Charlestown.
were burned tonight, entailirui losses
of over $1,000,000.
Three li ws are supposed to have been
lost. Thirty-five sailors of the Allan
steamer Austria, which was lying at
pier No. 1, jumped overboard to save
themselves from the flames, which had
communicated to their vessel. Olga
Olsen, boatswains' mate; James Flynn,
fireman, and Patrick N. Meelian. fire
man, ate the supposed victims.
Flynn s body has been recovered.
Most of the crew swam ashore, but
11 of their number required hospital
attention. Beore the tire could be
controlled all the upper works had been
The fire started during a heavy
thunder storm, when a bolt of lightning
struck one of the freighthouses, in
which was stored a quantity of hay.
The flames spread ranidly to adjoining
buildings, including the elevator, and
the larger part of the fire apparatus of
the city was summoned to save other
property. The elevator is figured at
$400,000. Losses on the freight
houses, their contents, the pier and the
steamer Austria will easily swell the
total to more than $1,000,000.
Among the steamship companies
who will suffer losses on freight de
stroyed are the Allan line, tho Scandi
navian and the Wilson.
TO0.O IN NO HURRY.
Operations at Port Arthur
Be Further Advanced.
Chicago, July 7. The following
special cablegrams are from a staff cor
respondent ol the Daily News:
On board the Daily News Dispatch-
boat Fawan, Chefoo, July 7. While
the Fawan was off Port Arthur Friday
last, about noon, fierce cannonading
was heard, ending in a heavy explosion.
The Fawan stood by one of the Japan
ese picket ships till late in the after
noon, but saw nothing. All was quiet
on Saturday. While cruising toward
Talienwan. Sunday, picket cruisers
were met all along the boast at inter
vals. About 15 miles off Dalny, the
Fawan was stopped by a cruiser of the
Asami type, but not detained.
"Several shots were heard about 4 p.
m. in the direction of Port Arthur.
"The naval situation is apparently
at a standstill. No active measures
are likely to be taken by Admiral Togo
until the land operations are further
Would Save Many Lives.
Victoria B. C, July 7. Last winS
er's terrible wrecks on the west coast
of Vancouver Island are bearing their
fruit in a strong movement to have that
portion of the coast better supplied
with telegraphic communication. At
present the telegraph line runs north
only as far as Clayoquot, just north of
Barkley sound, leaving all the coast to
Cape Scott without any means of com
munication. It is suggested that wire
less telegarph stations should be in
stalled at suitable pointB along the
Many Russians Are Deserting.
Vienna, July 7. Russian deserters
are constantly crossing the pruth into
Koumania. Many are arrested by the
frontier patrols, but some reach the in
terior of the state. Both the soldiers
and peasants of Bessarabia have a su
perstitious dread of going to the Far
bast. The prisons of the Rusisan side
of the border are full of men suspected
of intention to desert. The officers are
nndei the necessity of observing every
precaution to avoid a general mutiny.
More Troops for the Far Bast.
St. Petersburg, July 7. It is believ-
ed that another army corps will be
mobilized for the Far East, but it has
not yet been decided what corps will Is