The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 08, 1904, Image 1

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Issued evert Thursday by
ARTHUR D. MOB. Pubttihar.
Terms ol sutjscrlpttoD 11 Jt) yew vMa peld
in suvsuoe. .
The tK-itcfflce U open daily between lam,
ai d 7 p. m.; Sunday ram to lu'clock. Malls
lot the Eut clone at 12: Jo a. m. and p. m; (or
the W eil at 7:10 a. m. andl:Wp.m.
The carrier cm R. P. D. routei No. 1 and No.
2 leave the poaioitic-e at a :8U dally. Mall leaves
ForMt. iiood, dally at U:UU m.; arrives,
10 Jli a. m.
FurLhenoweth. Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays ai.d Saturdays; arrives same
aarsatep. m.
For Underwood. Wash., at 7:90 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives same
Gays ate p. m.
For White Halmcn, Wash., dally at 1:46 p, m.
arrives at 11 a. m.
For Hood River dally at 9 a. m.; arrives at
:trp. m.
F'orHusum, Trout Lake and Outer, Wash.,
aauy ai v:ao a. m.; arrives at u m.
for uienwooa, uiimer aua ruiua, nasn
dailv at 1 :S0 a. m. : arrives at 6 D.
For PlnetlM and Snowden. Wash., at II:
a. m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; arrives same
aays, iu:sua. m.
ForBimen, Wash., dally at 4:46 p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a. m.
FEN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Frldavs of the month. Visitors cordially wel
corned. F. U. Baosiua, Counsellor,
Miss Nxlui Clark, Secretary.
Union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays In each month,
7:Wi o'clock. ii. L. Rood, president.
C. U. Dikih, Secretary.
HOOD R1VEK CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in K. oi P. Hall evety Wednesday
night M. M. Uubsill, V. C,
C. U. Dakim, Clerk.
UOOD KIVEK CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meeU
a a on first and third Tuesday oi eacn moiun
In Odd rellow Hall. A. C. MATIN, C. C.
F. H. BLAsa, Clerk.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P., meets
In K. of P. Hall every Tuesday night.
H. M. DUKES, C. C.
C. E. Hkmman, K. of R. & 8.
meets second and fourth iueaday even
ings of each month. ViBitors cordially wel
Mas. Mart B. Davidson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 624. Women of
Woodoraft, meets at K. of P. Hall on the
first and third Fridays of each month.
Helen Norton. Uuardlan Neighbor.
Nillik Hollowkll, Clerk.
CANDY l'OST. No. 16, O. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, seoondand fourth Saturdays
ef each month at 2 o'clock p. ni, All O. A. K.
members Invited to meet with us.
H. H. Bailky, Commander.
T. J. Cunnino, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C , No. 16, meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O. U.
W.Hall at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Alida Shoimakir, President.
Mrs. T.J. cunnino, Becrewry
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days oi each montn. A. J. Uatcukll, C. P.
BKT Entkican, Scribe.
IDLEWILD LODGE. No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
in Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
J.R. Riis.S.0.
Bert Entrican, Secretary.
meets third Friday nignt oi eacn montn.
u. n. vastus, n. r.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters ol
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days in each month in K. of f. Hall.
H. T. PsWitt, C. R.
F. C. Bnosics, Financial Uecrttary.
87, 1. O. O. F meets first and third Fridays
In eacn month. Francis Moasi, N. U.
Thekehe CA8TNER, Secretary.
H OOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A.
M.. meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Savaoi, Secretary.
OLF.TA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisans,
meets nrt and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
. M. McCarty, Secretary.
R""17FRilDirLODG8 No. 68, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley. Financier. W. B. SHUT, W. M.
J. O. Haynes, Recorder.
1VERSIDE 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 f rather. Financier
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 961.
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson A Co. Colleo
tiona, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, H,"
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly snswered In town or oountry.
, Day or Night.
Telephones: Residenoe, 611; Office, 61X
Office over Reed's Grocery.
J r. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 281
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many yean experience a
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. f'.tisfmcUon guaranteed or
so charge.
Abstract! Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon,
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hour.: 10 to 11 A. M.I J to J
and to 7 P. M.
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
General Review of ImportantHappen
penifls Presented In a Brief and
Condensed Corm.
Karopatkin'g column ii IS pi lies
Viceroy Abiieff has moved hit bead
quarUra from Vladivostok to Harb n.
Gentril Mar Arthur recommendg that
a cavalry post be established in the
Willamette valley.
The government rs'cs for a deed for
the right ol way of the canal and port
age road at The Dal lei.
' The salmon pack of the Columbia
river for the spring and summer la
larger than that of last year.
Republicans carried Vermont in the
state election by a (lightly ii e eased
plrality over the election of 1900.
Thiei hundred more men have been
asked for to repair the warships at
V lad i vol' ok. The nok will take three
Shippers have been notified that,
effective Octobtr 1, a war duty of 10
cents a sack will be taxed on flour en
tering Japanese ports.
Cw'ng to the discovery of consider
able defects in some of ihi vtsels
which recently underwent their lr'al
trips, the Russian Baltic squadron will
not be able to leave for the Far East
before November.
Crown Ptince Fiederick Wililam is
betrothed to the Duchess Ceceila.
A tented rity has been erected at
Duner for the treatment of consump
Fourteen regiments have gone from
Japan to replace losses sustained
around Prot Arthur.
A Clnese merchant has been nrged to
accept the office of myor of a Mexican
town, but he refused.
Five men from Cleveland, Ohio, were
drowned in Lake Erie by the capsizing
of their naptba launch.
The federal government has men
looking over the Yakima valley for a
suitable irrigation project.
A? premature erplosien of nitroglyc
erine at Upper SanduBky, O., killed
five and injured a number of others.
The report submitted by engineers
on the irrigation of the sections de
pendent on the Columbia and Snake
rivers for water is not bright.
An insane woman at Boston stood
off a squad of 10 policemen foi five
hours. She was finally overcome by
Injecting' gas through a hole in the
door of her loom.
Princess Louise will start divorce
proceedings at once.
The striking butchers are now deter
mined to forte a meat famine on the
German military experts regard Rus
sia as being in a very serious position
in the Far East.
The 1904 wheat yield is estimated at
45,000,000 bushels as against 10,000,-
000 bushels in 1903.
America has sent a strong protest to
the Russian government in reference
to the siezure of the steamer Salchas.
Thiee painters were killed at Letb-
bridge, N. W. T., by a csaffold giving
way. They fell from the top of an
eighty foot standpipe.
C. C. Clark, the murderer of Leila
Page at Olympia, Wash , in March,.
1903, was hanged at the Walla" 'Walla
penitentiary at 6 :15, Friday, Sept. 2.
The whereabouts of Piincess Louise
is still unknown, although a vigorous
search is being made.
Four-year-old John Conrad, of Red
ding, Cal., accidentally shot and killed
his sister Clara, aged 6.
A fire at Gem, Idaho, caused the
loss of $125,000 worth of property.
The insurance carried was $20,000.
George B. Gamon, of Poitland, was
badly injured In an auto wreck wnile
taking in the sights in New York City.
Police officei Ole Nelson, of the Port
land force, was fatlly khot while triyng
to arrest a bandit who was holding up
a street car. The hold-up artist was
While the Russians were clearing
the channel at the entrance to Port Ar
thur, one of their Vessels struck a mine
and went to the bottom. A number of
lives mere lost.
Seantor Hoar's condition remains
Over $2,000,000 of the new coinage
of Philippine gold has just been
shipped to Manilla on the government
transport Thomas.
A haii storm at Prineville, Oregon,
smashed moat of the windows in the
The Cripple Creek sheriff has de
clined the setvioee ol the militia to re
store quiet after the recent riots. He
believes he Is able to handle the Situ
ation. The robbers who held up the train
near Kemmrer, Wyoming, secured only
$900 Two posses are in 'pursuit and
the sheriff ii positive h will captuie
the men.
A ferryboat in Poland capsized,
drowning 70 persona.
Japanese are Close Upon the Heels
of Kuropalkin.
London, Sept. 8. The dearth of im
mediate pi ess and official dispatches
from the recent actual seat of the Far
Easier n struggle continues. It is ad
mi tied by the Russian war office that
no telegrams whatever were received
from General Kuropalkin beaiing
Tuesday a date, the last message to
the emperor from the general being
dated September 6, and briefly telling
that the army was advancing north
ward; that it had extricated itself from
a dangerous position; that there was
constant cannonading of the reat guard
ami mat tiie losses on that nay weie
about 100. The situation, in the light
of the latest information, ray .lie
summed up as follows:
The Russians are pushing' on to Muk
den, greatly impeded by heavy rains
and floods, conducting an orderly re
treat, and followed step by step by the
Japanese. Details of the fighting and
of the exact position of the opposing
armies aie lacking.
ilia report that kuropitkm s rear
guard has been annihilated, and that
the Russian torces are in danger of be
ing surrounded, is denied by the Rub-
sian general start, llie ttussian war
oflice is entirely confident that the re
treat is slowly, but surelv, being effect
iroin Tokio comes the official report
that the bulk of the Russian forces is
still at Yentai. The Japanese field
marshal, in an extended teport of the
fighting up to September 4, says the
Russians burned all the railroad
bridges over the Taitx river, and pre
dicts that, while the Japanese list of
casualties is not yet completed, the
losses will prove heavy.
Viceroy Alexieff is on bis way from
Harbin to Mukden. The beads of
Kuropatkin's long commissary trains
have passed through Mukden, and are
continuing northward.
The attack on Port Arthur contin
ues, and Chinese arriving at Cbefoo
say the Russian garrison expects a gen
eral land and sea attack today.
Modification of Rules Regarding
Contraband Expected Soon.
London, Sept. 8. The preliminary
representations made by Count Benck
endorff , the Russian ambassador to the
foreign oflice, indicates that Russia is
on the point of making subslantial con
cessions to the United States and Great
Britain regardinglhe queetion of con
traband of war, as a result of the sub
mission by Foreign Minister Lasalorf
of the report of the general commis
sion to Emperor Nicholas today, to
gether with the information trans
mitted by Ambassador Beckendorff
showing the views of the British gov
ernment. The Russian foreign minister is ex
pected to present to the British govern
ment, through Sir Charles Haringe,
the British ambassador to Russia, to
morrow, the formal reply of the Rus
sion government. It is understood in
official cir lea here that Russia, while
not acknowledging herself at fault for
the capture made by her ships in the
past, will more specifically describe
the conditions under which certain
goods, such as foodstuffs, and cotton,
become in her view contiaband.
Evacuation of Mukden Also Means
Losses Greater Than Intimated.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7. It is impos
sible at this hour to obtain any state
ment from the authorities regarding
the reported preparations for the aband
onment of Mukden.
The ail vices from Mukden give the
firt intimation that such a course is
contemplated. If it turns out to be
true, it means the abandonment of the
whole of Southern Manchuria and the
winding up of the present campaign.
In fact, should Mukden be evacuated,
thete would lie no point for wintering
the army of 250,000, with its many
wounded, shoit of Harbin.
On the othei hand, the evacuation of
Mukden would give Field Maiehal
Oyama commodious winter quarters and
the practical control of two lines of
railway. The Kinchou-Sinmintin line,
tapping rich Chines i territory, stops
little short of Mukden, with which it
is connected by a good wagon road.
Desire for Peace Growing.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 8. Peace is be
ing eagerly discussed by thousands of
Russians in this city and in Moscow,
notwithstanding what is deemed the
military splendor of Kuropatkin's re
treat. Tiie Novoe Vreyma, sounding
public opinion suggests a basis of agree
ment whereby Japan would receive
Sakhalin Kamschatka, the Kuriles, the
Simidore islands, the Liao Tung penin
sula and supremacy in Korea. The gov
ernment is not likely immediately to
lavor the idea of peace, but may yield
Take Awful Plunge.
Moberly, Mo., Sept. 8. The south
bound Wabash passenger train which
left Des Moines for St. Louis st 6:40 a.
m., was wrecked today near Pendleton,
Mo., killing eight passengers and in
juring 50 others. Immediately npon
receipt of the news of the wreck, a re
lief train was sent out and the dead
and more seriously injured were brought
back here. The train was well filled,
it being estimated that there were
about 500 persons on board.
Great force Soon to Reach front.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 8. It is stated
that by the end of October, the Fourth,
Eighth and Thirteen h army corps,
totaling 192,000 men, will reach the
front, and that before the end of Sep
tember 1,100 guns will have been dis
patched to General Kuropalkin
Seed Yield In Willamette Valley
Will Not Co Over 10 Bushels.
Salem. All of the flax of the crop
of 1904 has been harvested and the
threshing thereof has just been fin
ished. As waa the case with all
other agricultural crops this year In
the Willamette Valley, for the first
time In a decade, the yield was unusu
ally light, that is so far as sed is con
cerned, and not to exceed ten bushels
of flax waa realized per acre this
year. Mr. Bosae, however, considers
this a pretty gocyl yield, taking all
things Into consideration, and he is
in nowise disappointed as a result
The average yield, of flax seed per
acre, In Oregon, so far as the ex per
ience of Mr. Bosso goes, is about 20
Mr. Bosse, however, says that he
places no dependence whatever upon
the seed yield of his Fall crop, as the
most important Hem in the business
is the culture of the flax seed for the
fibre. He can get all of the seed he
wants, and, if the quality of the fibre
or the quantity would be materially
Increased by harvesting the flax be
fore the seed was ripe, he would not
takes the seed question underconslder-
ation, as the fibrous portion of the
Oregon flax plant Is the most valuable
part of it, and that Is what he is look
ing for. Taking all else Into constd
ration he is well pleased with the
outcome of this year's crop and Is
satisfied that he has obtained an ex
cellent grade of fibre-producing flax
this year, although the quantity is
not all that he desired.
John Day Anthracite Believed to
be of Great Richness.
Prairie City. The development of
the John Day coalfields, near Mount
Vernon, are disclosing a large deposit
of anthracite coal. A United States
analysis states that It has no equal
except In the Pennsylvania hard coal.
The work done so far has been
made under the management of Rob
ert HInes, of Canyon City, and con
sists of three incline shafts of a
depth of 74, 62 and 65 feet, of which
all struck the coal beds, and with It
a large flow of water, which stopped
tbe work thereon for lack of pumps.
A 66-foot crosscut "Hunnel has been
run, where they also had to stop work
on account of water, when they en
countered the coal deposit
One tunnel crosscuttlng the coal
beds to ascertain the width of the
coal deposit, is In 64 feet, and has Ave
veins of coal with a 16-lnch solid
sandstone wall between each vein, and
there may be many more of such
veins. This tunnel Is only 16 feet
below the surface.
J'ames Smith has drilled 144 feet
down on the coal deposit, tbe capaci
ty of the .machine all Is coal. It Is
now the purpose of the coal prospec
tors to get a drilling outfit of a 1000
foot capacity to prove the depth of
the coal deposit
Pendleton's New Schoolhouses.
Pendleton. The Pendleton School
Board has awarded the contract for
the construction of three school build
ings to H. E. Cook, a contractor of this
city. For the construction of two eight-
room buildings, Mr. Cook agrees to
do the work for $34,709. Spokane
pressed brick will be used and If Wes
ton pressed brick Is agreed unon the
cost Is to bo $1000 lower. For the
four-room building, Cook's figures are
$11,033, provided Spokane pressed
brick is used. With Weston brick the
building will be constructed for $10,
033. Work on the buildings will begin
at once, but it is not believed the
schoolhouseg will be completed and
ready for occupancy before the Bret
of the year.
Willamette rails rishway.
Oregon City. Contractor E. P.
Rands has completed the construc
tion of the state flsh-lader at the Wil
lamette Falls in this city. By means
of the Improvement the Fall run of
salmon will be enabled to reach the
upper Willamette "River and estab
lish spawning grounds in the Molalla,
Santiam and McKenzle and other
streams tributary to the Willamette.
The fishway consists of a succession
of 12 pools that have been blasted
out of solid rock, the basins being lo
cated at Intervals of about three feet
and extending to the crest of the falls.
Records Taken to LaGrande.
La Grande. The county seat of
Union County Is safely anchored in
La Grande at last. The county seat
executive committee hired several
teams and started out for Union, a dis
tance of 12 miles, to bring the county
records, safes, etc., to this city, and
succeeded in bringing most of them
over In one day. It was necessary to
make another trip to bring the fix
tures. Displays for State Pair.
Forest Grove. The women of the
Washington County Lewis and Clark
Club are preparing an excellent dis
play of fruits, grains, vegetables and
photographs of local industries for ex
hibition at the coming State Fair.
This exhibition will form the nucleus
of Washington County's exhibit at the
Lewia and Clark Fair.
Northwest Wheat Markets.
Portland Walla Walla. 7778c;
blneitem, 8384c; valley, 83c.
Tacoma Bluestem, 82c; club, 77c.
Albany 76c. v
Salem 80c.
Colfax Club, 67c; bluestem, 72c.
Pendleton Club, 68jc; blues torn,
La Grande Club, 65c ; bluestem, 70c.
Grave Problem faces Stockmen
Willamette Valley.
Salem. "There will be hundreds of
Willamette Valley farmers with cat
tle this Winter and with not enough
feed for them," says J. K. Sears, of
McCoy. "It would seem absurd to
say that livestock in the Willamette
Valley will starve this Winter be
cause of the scarcity of feed, but I
shall not be surprised if many cattle
die this Wititer of starvation. The
farmers have more cattlo thun they
want, there is no market for them and
the hay and grain crops were so short
there Is not feed enough."
This statement, made by Mr. Sears,
was repeated to a well-known whole
sale butcher, and his comment was:
"Mr. Sears has stated the situation
just about as It is. The outlook is
very bad for the farmer with beef
cattle, and with feed as scarce as it
Is now, stock will be In pretty poor
condition this Winter. The farmer
can't sell his cattle, and there won't
be feed enough for them unless It Is
shipped In. The price of feed Is high
and the price of cattle low. It won't
pay to ship the cattle out of the Val
ley to Winter them. If farmers buy
feed to Winter their cattle they must
do so at a loss. I wouldn't like to say
that cattle will starve In the Willam
ette Valley, but well, Mr. , Sears Is
not far from right"
This unfortunate situation arises
from two causes, an oversupply ot
beef cattle ' and an unprecedented
shortage of feed. Hay Is now selling
at $11 to $12 a ton, or about 30 per
ceut higher than usual. The ont
crop waa but a small part of what Is
usually harvested In the Valley, and
many farmers are now buying for
their horses. Pasturage has been
very poor all Summer, and unless
there are early rains there will not
be much grass this Fall before cold
weather stops Its growth.
Salem Business Men Aid in Building
Road Erom Dallas.
Salem. The plan for the construc
tion of a railroad between. Salem and
Dallas took effective form when Presi
dent L. Gerliitger, of the Dalles, Falls
City & Salem Railway Company, sub
mitted to the Greater Satem Commer
cial Club a proposition under which
he offers to build the road. His offer
fs to extend the present Falls City
Dallas road to Salem. The present
line Is ten miles long. The 15-mile ex
tension to Salem will cost $120,000,
and Mr. Oerllnger will build, equip
and operate the road If the citizens
of Salem will take $100,000 bonds of
the road. The bonds are to be a first
lien, not only upon the new road but
the present road and theequlpment.
The bonds will mature In ten years,
and bear interest at 5 per cent.
The committee of business men
having the matter In charge are satis
fied that the security would be good
and the club showed Its approval of
the proposition by directing the com
mittee to proceed at once to secure
subscriptions to the bond Issue. This
road, if constructed, will not only give
convenient transportation between
Dallas and Salem, but will provide
means of hauling logs and lumber
from the timber country around Falls
City to the Willamette river. It Is
announced that the Falls City road
will immediately be extended a few
miles west to tap a larger belt of
timber, an dthere is a very general
opinion that the road will be extended
westward across the Coast Range to
the SUetz.
Threshing Machine Burned.
Albany. The threshing machine of
Lawrence and Samuel Hardman was
destroyed by fire while operating on
the Raymond Burkhart place a few
miles from Lebanon recently.
The machine was in operation when
suddenly fl ames burst from the inter
ior of the machine In every direction.
The separator was enveloped In the
flames, and It was Impossible to do
more than prevent the flro from
spreading to the grain and straw.
The engine was hooked to the sepa
rator and the burning machine was
dragged into the brush, beyond the
reach of the grain.
Survey of Salem.Portland Line.
Oregon City. The party of survey
ors that is making the preliminary
survey for the proposed Portland-Sa-lem
electric line are now at work In
the vicinity of Canemah. This infor
mation was given by a member of the
parxy. At oaneman the stakes are
being set along the bluff to the south
of this suburb, which confirms the
belief of many that the proposed line
will effect a Juncture with the line of
the Oregon Water Power & Railway
Company at Canemah and prove but
an extension of the OregonCity-Port-land
electric railway.
Take Horses to Alberta.
Pendleton. M. W. Brlggs and
James Nelson of this place, left this
week for Alberta, taking a carload of
brood mares and farm implements, to
reside between Fort McCloud and Kll
aary. Horses are exceedingly high
there, bringing from $100 to $150 a
head, and they expect to go to raising
horses in connection with farming.
Mr. Briggs was for seven years in the
government service as engineer and
carpenter at tbe Umatilla Indian
Harvest Season Near an End.
Pendleton. Harvest will be com
pleted In the next 10 days In this vi
cinity, with the exception of the hill
land on tbe reservation. Quite a
number of Bteara threshers and a few
combines hjive pulled In for the sea
son. A large portion of the grain Is
hauled in, and the hauling also will
be complete in at least two weeks.
fourteen People Killed In a
York Tenement fire.
New York, Sept. 7. Fourteen per
sons were killed and neatly a score
injured in a five-story double tene
ment in Attorney street early this
morning. The dead include four wo
men, one man and nine children, rang
ing in age from 3 mouths to ii
Many of the Injured were taken to
hospitals, and it is thought that sev
eral will die. Among the injured were
five flremeu who were In a fourth
floor balcony when it fell with tliein.
Tlh) Binull number of niou among the
killed and injured waa due to the fact
that most of the men who lived In the
buildings, following the Attorney
street custom In hot weather, were
asleep on the roof, while but few of
the women and children were there.
Those on the roof were unable to
escape by descending through the
burning building, and made their way
to surety over neighboring roofs.
Meanwhile the members of their fami
lies who had remained in their rooms
found escape cut off and panic reigned
throughout the structure.
The Are started about 8 o'clock In
the morning, and there was much de
lay In sending iu an alarm, although
the district is one of the most thickly
populated In the crowded East Side
of New York. When the fliemen
reached the scene some of the tenants
were jumping from the windows and
from the ends of the fire-escapes that
reached only to the second floors
Others were crouching in the smoke
in the small rooms and narrow halls.
The fire Is supiKiHed to have been
caused by the explosion ot a lump that
had been left to light the hull on the
second floor, and the sleeping tenants
were not aroused until the hallway
was abluze and escape through the
building cut off.
The lire was soon extlnguishel and
the search for the dead begun. Most
of the dead were found on the two
upper floors.
While the soarch of the building
was going on lour firemen were at
work on a fourth-floor balcony when it
gave way.
Another fireman on the balcony floor
above was caried down and was prob
ably fatally Injured. The other four
were badly hurt, but will recover.
Leon Sober, owner of the building;
Morris Leviue, the agent, and Henry
iireitman, the superintendent, were ar
lested today and were charged with
criminal negligence.
How the international Boundary Is
Being Indicated.
Parties from the Coast and Geodotlc
Survey are now at work in connection
with similar bodies from Canada in
marking the Alaskan boundary line
uccording to the determination of the
tribunal which met in London last
Summer. It will take several years
to complete tho work, for the physical
difficulties In the way are enormous,
says the New York Evening Post.
Some of the country Is so boggy
that it can bo properly covered only
when the ground is frozen, while for
most of the rest of it, especially the
mountain section, only k few months
in the Summer are available. In addi
tion, there Ig a considerable stretch for
which no determination was mude by
ibo Alatikau tribunal, as noted In these
dlsputches a year ago. It passes
through a piece of mountain country
of no Beeming vulue, even remotely, to
either nation. Until something aiises
to muko tiie land worth something,
which is rather improbable, no at
tempt will be made to apply to it the
principles agreed upon at the tribunal.
In certain respects boundury mark
ers have a harder tusk than any
class of workers who push through
the unbroken wilderness. The
civil engineer who lays out a railroad
line is on the lookout for the easiest
poslble course. The route which
would have the fewest difficulties for
him to travel over would have the
fewest obstacles for railroad. When
ho comes Into sight of a region which
Is Impassublo by all human standards
he steps one side and looks for the
next best stretch of country". With
the boundary-murker this is different.
He has to follow the marching orders
of the treaty which he Is to execute,
and no mattor where the line which It
describes In degrees, minutes and sec
onds of earth's measurements lies, he
is expected to follow. This makes
his task one of the most adventurous
man hus to perform. He has to carry
boats, prarie wagons, mountain-climbing
.mules and a great variety of appli
ances for swinging chasms, scaling
ledges and crossing streams. His
party must also keep communication
open with a base of supplies, almost
as much as an army
Statue of Washington.
New York, 8ept 7. The United
Hungarian socletltes of New York City
tendered a reception here today to
Count Albert Apponly and other mem
bers of the Hungarian parliament, who
have come to this country as delegates
to the Inter-Parliamentary Peace Con
ference; to be held In St. Louis, and
annuoncement was made that sub
Hcrlptlons to the amount of $2500 have
already been received to start a fund
to be raised among Hungarians In this
country for the erection of a statue of
George Washington in the City of
Sent to Protect Missionaries.
London, Sept. 7 The correspondent
at Shanghai of the Times says that
native papers state that the French
Consulate has notified the Governor
of Klangal that French warships have
been sent to protect missionaries In
the districts of Li Ping and Fu Lin,
east of Po Yang Lake. Anti-foreign
feeling In this locality was recently
displayed, the correspondent adds, in
the refusal of local interests to permit
British gunboat to enter the lake.
Diana Ordered to Disarm.
Saigon, French Indo-Chlna, Sept. 7.
The commander of the Russian
crulBer Diana has received orders from
the Ruslan Admiralty to disarm his
Negotiations Begun Through
Medium of Middleman.
Packers Will Submit New Offer and
It Will Be Considered at Once
' -- by the Employes.,
Chicago, Sept. 7. The indications
tonight aie that the stockyards strike,
begun two months ago, will be called
off within 24 hours. Through the
medium of a middleman, negotiations
were begun today in an effort to secure
an understanding with the packers on
which the striking unions can rely ai
a basis foi abandoning (he strike to
morrow afternoon. If was admitted
tnight by Secretary Tracy, of the
Allied Trades Council of the unions on
strike, that a message opening up such
negotiations had been delivered today
to representatives of the packing firms
by" W. E. Pklnner, agent of the Union
Stockyards A Traction company, acting
as middleman.
Michael Killean, president of the
Livestock Handlers' union; Nicholas
Gier, president of the Packing Tradea
council; John Floersch. secretary of
council and Piesident Donnelly
were the men to confer with Mi.
According to the plans tonight an
answer is to be submitted tomorrow by
the packers in time for it to be report
ed at a special meeting of the Allied
Trades council. This meeting has been
called for early in the forenoon.
Special meetings for all the local
unions involved in the strike have been
called for tomorrow. If the packers
give encouiaging answers to the strikers,
messengers will be sent at once to tha
gatherings of the local bodies. Tha
unions, it is said, will then vote on
discontinuing the strike, and their ref
erendum vote will be reported at onca
to the meeting of the Allied Tiadea
council. .
Russians Are Preparing for Evacu
atlon of the City.
Mukden, Sept, 7. The forces ol Ku
ropatkin audifklyama are racing for
Mukden. This much stands out in tha
dispatches fiom the seat of war, and ia
indicated in a report forwarded by Ku
ropalkin, who says his retreat is being
conducted in perfect order, though tha
Japanese on Sunday repeatedly attack
ed his tear and continued the attack
until Monday. The result of the taoa
Is In doubt.
The united Russian forces are now
north of Yentai, a station on the rail
way about ten miles nor theast of Liao
Yang. They are pushing on to Muk
den, to which the bulk of Japanese
forces is marching direct, alter having
swarmed across the Taitx river. A
rtrong Japanese flanking column ia
about 30 miles nortbest of Liao Yang
and is trying to get between the Rus
sian forces and Mukden.
With this race in progress there
comes a brief dispatch from Mukden
saying that prepaiatlons for the evacu
ation of that place are proceeding.
This report, if well founded, aa is
pointed out in the Associated Press St.
I'etersbuig dispatch, would mean the
abandonment of the whole of Southern
Manchuria and the winding up of tha
present campaign.
it was reported in St. Petersburg at
a late hour Monday night that Kuro
palkin s rear guard had been almost
annihilated and that the main Russian
army was In danger of bei ig surround
ed. Kuropalkin, in his report, makes
no mention of the abandonment of 200
guns at Liao Yang, rumor to which
fleet ts in circulation. -Advices
from Port Arthur, by way of
Cliefoo, bring the fighting'there up to
September 2, and say the Japanese
losse-s were very hevy.
No Hope of Intervention.
London, Sept. 7. Careful inquiry in
official and diplomatic quaitera hereto-
day established the fact that no hope
prevails of the termination ol tbe war
at this moment as a result of: the aer
ies of victories obtained by- the Japan
ese at Liao Yang. There has been no
Interchange of official views by tha
neutral European governments. What
discussion has occurred has been en
tirely personal and has lxl to no re
sults, even to the extent of paving ths)
way to mediation. There is no
thought of international intervention.
Armenians Create Terror.
Paris, Sept. 7. A dispatch to tha
Temps from Constantinople, by way
of Folia, Bays that an official report
which has reached one of tha foreign
consuls there, states that Armenian
insiugents at Van, Asiatic Turkey, are
successfully resisting the Turkish
troops, which until yesterday had been
unable to reduce or disperse tbem.
The Armenians advanced to within
about 400 yards of the French con
sulate. Odessa Corps to the front.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7. The new
mobilizat on decided upon Is expected
to be announced in the latter part of
this week. It will include the eighth
army corps stationed at Odessa. Tha
emperor today Inspected the battleship
Orel and the cruiser Oleg'Of the Baltic
fleet, which Is now ready to sail.
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