The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 29, 1904, Image 1

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Issued every Thursday by
ARTHUR D. MOB, Pubttshw.
Term, of subscription 11.60 year When paid
In advauoe.
U PKN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridaviol the mouth. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Bkosius, Couusellor.
Miss Niuil Cukk, Secretary.
Union No. 142. meet In Odd Fellows' hall
tecond and fourth Saturdays In each month,
7 :Su o'clock. It. U Boon, President.
C. U. Uakim, Secretary,
HOOD RIVER CAMF, No. 7,703, M. W. A.,
meets in K. ol V. Hall every Wednesday
Dlght M. M. HUHHELL, V. C.
C. U. Dakih, Clerk.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meets
on first and third Tuesday of each month
in Odd hellow Hall. A. C. bTAT, C. C.
F. 11. Blaoo, Clerk.
WAUCOMA L01K1E, No. 80, K. of P., meets
In K. of V. Hall every Tuesday night.
H. M. Duals, C. C.
C. E. Human, K. of R. 4 8.
HOOD K1VER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. B.8.,
meets second and fourth luesdav even
ings of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Thikehi Cahtmir, W. M,
M ms. Maby B. Davidson, Secretary.
OOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 624. Women of
Woodcraft, meets at K. of P. Hall on the
first and third Fridays of each month.
He LIN Nokion, Uuardian Neighbor.
Nellie Hollowell, clerk.
CAN BY I'OST, No. 16, 0. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
H. 11. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. Cdnmino, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month In A. 0. U.
W. Hall at 2. m.
Mrs. Alida Shoemaker, President.
Mrs. T. J. Cunning, Secretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. 0. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. A. J. Uatcuell, C. P.
Debt Emtricam. Scribe.
IDLEWILD LODGE, No. 107, I. 0. O. F.. meets
In Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
J. K. Rxes, N. 0.
Bert Emtrican, Secretary.
meets third Friday night of each month.
O. R. Castner, H. P.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters of
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days In each mouth In K. of P. Hall.
H. T. DEVirr, C. R.
F. C. Brosius, Financial Secretary.
87, 1. O. O. F., meets tirst and third Fridays
in each month. Francis Mom, N. U.
Tuereke Castner, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 108, A. F. and A.
11., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
K. B. Savaue, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 10S, United Artisans,
meets flmt and third Wednesday!, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
E. M. McCarty, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE No. 68, A. O. U. W.,meeti
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley, f inancier. W. B. Shuti,- W. M,
J. O. Haynes, Recorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meets first and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bbadley, C. of H.
Alias Cora Copfia Recorder.
Mrs. Lucretia 1 bather, Financier
Meets at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth Friday of each month,
Mrs. Emma Jones, Oracle.
Mrs. Ella Darin, Recorder.
Has returned to Hood River and la prepared
to do any work in the veterinary line. He can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
drug store.
Office over Rowley & Co.'s Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights. Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Phone 961.
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 961.
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson A Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D. .
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, M.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
Baccessor to Dr. M. t. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, tit.
Otiice over Reed's Grocery.
j F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 2SS.
For SS years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington, lias nau wan? jwn u)inuw m
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
no cuarge.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; J to 3
and o to v r. jn.
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the world.
General Review of Important Happen-
pcnlgs Presented In a Brief and
Condensed Corm. '
The Chilean training ship General
Baguedana ii at Ban Fancisco.
The Japanese are pieparing for' a
flanking movement against Kuropatkin.
Reports from Port Arthur elaim that
here is plenty of-coal foi months yet.
Figure just published show Japan's
financial cod it ion to be in good shape.
Large numbers of Japanese rein
forcements are being hurried to Muk
The Port Arthur fleet is expected to
make another attempt shortly to es
Senator Hoar is very low and his son
says his death may be expected at any
Russia is likely to again yield to the
protest of America and remove cottton
fro n the contraband list.
Tbett:mer Ciusaler, from Port
land, reported captured by Japanese,
has been released and proceeded to
President Reyes is meeting with
much opposition in the Colombian sen
ate to the resumption of amicaole rela
tions with the United States.
The German navy Is to be increased.
Russia will probably demand of
Britain her Intentions in Thibet.
Fire at the Bethleham, Pa., steel
works destroyed property valued at
A foreign cruiser was sighted 30
miles off Golden Gate, which may
prove to be the Russian vessel Korea.
The British steamer Crusader, from
Portland to Chinese ports with lum
ber, has been captured by Japanese
General Orloff will be transferred
from the Manchurian army on ac
count of his blunder at Llao Yang, and
may even be retired.
Carrie Nation announces that she
is about to begin another crusade at
Wichita, Kan., and asks the women
of that city to join her.
The Japanese have captured six
more forts at Port Arthur with a loss
of 3000 men. One of the forts taken
guards the water supply of the garri
son and city.
A Pennsylvania woman suffragist
advocates that all married women
should go on strike and refuse to cook
for their husbands until given the
right to vote.
The new Russian minister of the in
terior will adopt a liberal policy toward
tbe Jews.
Admiral Dewey has just celebrated
the 60th anniversary of his entrance
into tbe navy.
A freight train struck a wagon load
ed with dynamite near Cumberland,
W. Va. Two trainmen weie killed
and nine persons injured.
Japanese forces, divided into four
armies, continue to advance on Muk
den. St. Petersburg does not believe
Kuropatkin will stubbornly resist the
Vesuvius is giadually becoming act
ive. Allies ana sparks oi nre rise oc
casionlaly to a height of 700 feet. The
eruption is the most spectacular in the
last ten years.
Cholera has appeared at Port Arthur.
Dp to the present only a few cases
have been reported, but tbeie are
grave fears that the disease will be
come epidemic.
The Japanese are attacking Port
Arthur in a much fiercer manner than
ever before. wnoie rjaiuuions are
killed by Russian mines. The squad
rons of Togo and Kamimura assist in
the assault.
Hungary has
placed Mormonism
under a ban.
The Japanese continue to move to-
wair Uuxuen,
The fraternatiea of America will meet
in Portland in 190S.
New Yoi is experiencing the coldest
September in 34 years
Chief Joseph, the famous Nez Perces
Indian warrior, ia dead.
The Sovereign grand lodge of the Odd
Fellows will meet in Philadelphia next
The Rnsian Vladivostok cruisers are
reported to have put to iea to prey up
on commerce.
By the collapse of a pier of a steel
bridge at Vinita, I. T., three men were
killed and 20 injuerd.
A fire which broke oat in Boston at
an early morning hour trapped seven
men who were unable to escape.
The Rock Island railroad has laid off
nearly 2.000 of the men in Kansas
shops in order to i educe expenses.
A revised list of the Russian casual
tiesatLtao Yang shows that 1,810
were killed, 10,811 wounded and 1,212
left on the field.
King Peter, of Servia, has been
Russia expects the ships at Port Ar
thur to sally forth soon. ,
General Corbin holds that army offi
cers should not marry unites they have
more than their pay and are free from
Absence of News Tram Port Arthur
Alarms the Slavs.
81. Petersburg, Sept. 29. The entire
absence o( Hews fiom Port Arthur, it
is feared, indicates a closer blockade
there. Hitherto, dispatches from
General Stoessel have been coming
through eerul-weexly. The admiralty
has not received any details of the re
ported sea fight off Aniva, at the south
eastern extremity of Sahalin. The
Vladivostok squadron, it is understood,
ia still in the harbor. The cannonad
ing at Aniva was probably a Japanese
attack on blockade runners.
A telegram received here from Bat
oum reporting that reserves are being
transported along the Caucasian coast
brings the first intimation that troops
are being mobilized there. There are
only two army corps in the Caucasus,
and, one of them has apparently been
ordered to the Far East.
Prince Sviatopolk-Mireky was re
ceived in audience yesterday by the
emperor. The prince will assume
charge of the ministry of the interior
The latest developments in the situ
ation at tbe front is the definite estab
lishment of the fact that Field Marshal
Oyuma has now begun to move up his
left. General Kuropatkin's report
shows that the Japanese have reached
Da van, on the west bank of tbe Liao
river. A considerable concentration ot
Japanese is observed at Bianchan, on
the Hun river, 35 miles southwest of
Mukden, and Japanese cavalry is mass
ing in the vicinity of the Pu river.
Tbe latter is a tributary of the Hun
river, which cropses tbe line of railway
midway between Tie pass and Mukden,
and may furnish a natural line of ad
vance fiom the west.
Oyama's armies now apparently cov
er a front of 60 miles for enveloping
movements. His wings are extended
to the northeast and west of Mukden.
Thus far the Russians have found little
strength of pressure from the Japanese
center. Ovama seems to be moving
with great deliberation, probably gath
ering strength for a rapid advance of
both wings when an attempt is made
to close the net.
Although the imaginary line connect
ing the extreme Japanese advance and
west of Mukden still passes ten miles
below that city, it is evident that the
fate of Mukden cannot long be delayed.
If General Kuropatkin intends to try
to hold the city fighting on bis flanks
will begin almost immediately.
ALEXierr to cone home.
Position Will Be That of An
Advisor to the Emperor.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 29. Although
an official announcement to the effect
is not expected immediately, since it
will require some .little time to get Rus
sia's second army in the field, the des
ignation of Grand Duke Nicholas
Nicholaevitch, the inspector general of
cavalry, as commander in chief is re
garded as practically settled. Tbe sit
uation at the front, with two, and per
haps ultimately three, big armies, is
considered to demand, above all else,
that the supreme commander be of
such personal authority as to be be
yond jealousies and the possibility of
intrigue on the part of subordinates,
and such a man tbe emperor now rea
lize can only be supplied by a member
of the imperial family. Grand Duke
Nicholas is regarded as extremely well
fitted for this great responsibility.
Grand. Duke Nicholas will not rely
upon a single adviser, but on a staff
comprising the ablest strategists of the
general staff, who in reality will con
stitute a board ot direction of military
Viceroy Alexieff is regarded as al
most certain to return here. The re
port that he may become chancellor of
the empire, however, is exploded. He
is more likely to retain his title and
come to St. Petersburg, nominally in
the capacity of adviser to the emperor,
and will thus efface himself as a factor
of the military situation in the Far
Threatened the President.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 29. Edward
Dalhrmer was arrested at Emmetts
burg this afternoon by a poetoffice in
spector, charged with sending obscene
and threatening letters to President
Roosevelt, Miss Alice Roosevelt, Helen
Gould and J. J. Hill. He is believed
to be insane, and he proposed marriage
and demanded money from Helen
Gould. He demanded money of Hill.
His letter to Miss Rooeevelt is not
made public. That to the president
was filled with denunciation in vile
terms and threats.
Carshops are Closed.
Chicago, Sept. 29. The Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific railroad company
today practically closed down its car
and locomotive shops here. The en
forced idleness came unexpectedly.
The union boiler makers employed in
the shops had made demands for high
er wages a few days before tbe shut
down came. General Superintendent
of Motive Power Reed, however, denied
that the shutdown was in any way at'
tributable to these demands.
Torpedoboat Lost.
London, Sept. 29. Tbe British tor
pedo boat destroyer Chamoia has been
lost off the island of Cepbalonia. in
the Mediterranean.' All on board were
saved. While going at full speed on a
trial yesterday, a screw blade came off,
pierced the botton of the destroyer and
she sank.
Steady Increase of Insane Is Crowd
ing Building's Capacity.
Salem The steady increase in the
number of patients at the state insane
asyum will make necessary the con
struction of a new cottage next year.
wun room lor iuu patientB. Such a
cottage, to be constructed at the asy
lum farm, will cost about $25,000 and
tbe legislature will be aksed to appro
priate -money for that purpose. Tbe
growing population will also necessi
tate the construction ot a new dining
room at a cost of $3,000, tbe new ad
dition to be 40x40 feet and two stories
The last legislature appropriated
money for the expense of replacing
a number of wornout lavatories and
that work has been attended to.
Other old lavatories and stWdr connec
tions have become faulty with age and
must be replaced. To put tin bo in
good condition will require an appro
priation of $16,000.
The asylum building has not been
painted for many years and liecause of
that fact it is rapidly showing the
effects of time and Btorm. Superin
tendent Calbreath will recommend in
his biennial report that the main
building be repainted throughout.
This will cost about $12,000. All the
permanent improvements needed at
that inftitutiton will cost in the neigh
borhood ol $55,000.
At the ief. rm iibnol, mute school
and blind school only minor repairs
and improvements will be necessary
and not very heavy appropriations will
be needed for them. At the state pris
on many improvements nave ueen
made in the past year without definite
apropriation and not much in tbe way
of large improvement! Will be needed
at that institution next year. The last
legislature passed an act providing that
the proceeds of convict labor shall con
stitute a betterment fund, which may
be expended for repairs and improve
merits under the direction of the gover
nor, liy virtue ol tins act money nas
been expended from time to time and
the prison property has been put in
good condition.
Republicans, Democrats, Prohibit
ionists and SoctellsT Take Step.
Salem The presidential electorial
tickets of four politcial parties have
bene filed in the office of Secretary of
State Dunbar. The parties represi nt
ed are Republican, Democratic, Prohi
bition and Socialist, and It is under
stood that the Populists will also file
petitions nominating an electorial tick
et. John H. Simtb, one of the nomin
ees on the Democratic ticket, resigned,
and bis place was filled by the appoint
ment of W. 8. Hamilton by the state
ctntral committee. The electorial
tickets filed are as follows:
Republican G. B. Dimick, James
A. Fee, J. N. Hart, A. C. Hough.
Democratic Thomas H. Crawford,
John A. Jeffrey, W. B. Dllard, W. S.
Prohibition Leslie Butler, I. H.
Amos, W. P. Elmore, T. 8. McDaniel.
Socialist S. H Unit, William Beard,
C. W. Bargee, J. C. Herrington.
Coming Events.
Wallowa Fair association, Enterprise,
October 3-8.
Eastern Oregon District fair, The
Dalles, October 3-8.
Portland PreBbytery, Fairview,
October 10.
Baker County fair, Baker City,
October 11-15.
Klamath County Agricultural asso
ciation, Klamath Falls, Octobei 12-14.
Oregon W. C. T. U. State conven
tion, Portland, October 18-27.
Inland Empire Teachers' association,
Pendleton, October 19-21.
Teachers are Scarce.
Pendleton Tbe Pendleton public
schools have opened with a large en
rollment in all the grades. Almost all
the rooms are crowded and Superin
tendent E. B. Conklin is looking for suit
able bouses to relieve the congestion.
Three new school houses "will be ready
for occupancy before tbe first of the
year. At the present time scarcely
one-half of the county schools have
been suppl el with teachers. County
Superintendent of Schools Frank K.
Welles is being besieged daily by di
rectors asking for teachers.
Surveying for Trolley Line.
Eugene Three crews of surveyors
are making the preliminary surveys for
the Willamette Valhy Electric Rail
way company. One crew started from
Corvallis and will work toward Eu
gene. One is working in the direction
of the Siuslaw and the third is work
ing eastward up the McKenzie river.
It is stated by tbe manager of the com
pany that this preliminary work will
be followed by permanent surveys and
then the work of construction.
Enrollment at Agricultural College.
Corvallis The registration of stu
dents at the Oregon Agricultural col
lege breaks all former records. Tbe
enrollment to date is 406, against 320
last year. The increase is 86. The
freshman class is largey increased, the
number registered being 197, or, in
cluding aubfreshmen, 209.
Wheat Market.
Portland Walla Willa, 8081c;
blueatem, 85c; valley, 8c.
Tacoma Bluestem, 86c; club, 81c.
Colfax Club,71c; blaettein, 76c.
farmers Did Not Rotate Crops,
are Short of reed.
Salem "The unfortunate situation
in which Willamette valley farmers
find themselves this year because of a
shortage of feed for their stock is a
cause tot regret, epecially since it Is
entirely unnecessary. When J. K.
Sears said in an interview a few days
ago that cattle will starve in the valley
this winter for want of feed he told the
plain truth It is a truth we dislike
to acknowledge, but it should teach us
a lesson."
This is an aserlion made by Director
James withycombe, of the Oregon ex
perimental station, at Corvallis, while
he was attending the state fair.
"I don't mean that any large propor
tion of valley livestock wiil starve, or
that they will die because of the en
tire absence of feed. What I mean,
and what Mr. Sears evidently meant.
was that feed is so scarce that many
farmers will put their stork on very
short rations, with the result that
they will become emaciated and will
die from disease or exposure, Call it
what you will, it is starvation.
"Now I refer to this only because I
want to say and prove that it is a con
dition that is as unnereaary as it is un
fortunate. This has been a very dry
season, such as Willamette valle)
farmers had no reason to expect, but
this does not excuse their being unpre
pared for it. Our experience at the
agricultural college farm shows that if
crops were rotated as they should be,
the yield of hay would not have been
light, and spring Bown grain would
have produced well, notwilhstading the
lack of lain."
Ashland foundry Burned.
Ashland The Ashland Iron works,
foundry and machine elions have burn
ed involving a loss vthich may reach
$10,000. By hard work the detached
pattern shop building was saved, but
the molding, machine shop and office
buildings, in which were much valua
ble machinery, were badly gutted.
The fire started between tha foundry
and the machine shop looms, fiom a
cause unknown. The company carried
insurance amounting to $6,500. The
plant was kept busy with orders, and
employed a good sized force.
Loss Is Remarkably Small.
Halern "About two Suctions of good
timber were destroyed by forest fires
this season in the Santiam country,"
says Manager John A. Shaw, of the
Curtis Lumber company, of Mill City.
'Theie were thousands of acres ol
slashing burned over, but fortunately
the amount of good timber destroyed
was small in comparison with the
quantity of danger of destruction. The
Curtis Lumber company lost about
640 acres of timber by fire."
State fair Has Balance.
Salem While not all the year's
business of the state bboard of agricul
ture has been concluded, Secretary
Wylie A. Moires fimls from his r cordB
that the state fair this year came out
$2,500 to the good. The total receipts
were $30,0(10 of which $10,000 came
from the state appropriation for agri
cultural premiums. The fair board
paid premiums to the amount of $10,
500, the additional $500 being taken
from miscellaneous receipts.
Work on McKenzie Road.
Eugene Reports from the superin
tendent of the work on the McKenzie
road show rapid progress and indicate
much good to come from tbe $6,000
expenditure, half of which was appro
priated by the county and half raised
by subscription. Already 15 miles of
the worst part oi the road have been
put in first-class shape, and the ciew
will work about a month longer.
Coquille Sawmill Sold.
Riverton A company has purchased
tbe Coquille saw mill and also Peart's
coal mine adjoining Coquille City.
The company will make extensive im
provements at once, it is said, in both
(he mill and the mine. It is under
stood that the mill will start up at
once for the purpose of cutting tim
bers for the new bunker which will be
at once constructed for the mine.
Coalbunker for R I erf on.
Riverton The new coal bunker for
the Riverton Mining & Development
company is nearing completion under
the supervision of the McLeod Bros.,
who have tbe building contract. This
bunker has a capacity of about 600
tons, having in upper and a lower com
pel tment for shipping and local trada,
Shelves for State Library,
Salem State Librarian J. B.
nam has procured four new oak
cafes, with shelves on both sides,
ing a capacity of 1,000 books to
case. The cases cost $125 each.
addition to tbe library equipment
made necessary by the accumulation of
books which have been piled up on the
floor, tables and shelves
Teachers Scarce In Linn County,
Albany Schoolteachers arce scare in
Linn county and the probabilities are
that some schools in the rural districts
may have to remain closed 'during the
year. Wages ranging from $30 to $55
are offered, but competent teachers are
not to be found aj tbe price.
Sixty-Two Victims of Wreck on the
Southern Railroad So Tar.
Knoxville, Ten., Sept, 28. The
death list, as a result of tbe - fearful
wreck on (he Southern railway, near
New Market, has grown tonight to 62,
and it will probably exceed 70, as many
of the injured are in a serious condit
ion and more deaths will occur at the
hospital. Today there were six deaths
at that institution.
A force ot 150 men tolled all day
long at the scene of the wreck. Be
fore 1 o'clock the track was clear for
through trains, but it required many
hours to clear the debris.
Small fragment of bodies were found
today, but it is thought that they be
long to bodies already found and
brought to this city. One hi tie baby
was found by the wreckers, but that
was all.
The cause of the terrible loss of life
on the heavy east-bound tram was ex
plained today. It seems that the sec
ond coach plowed it way into a bank
in such a manner that the other cars
were jammed into it and pushed on by
the weight of the heavy Pullmans were
crushed like egg shells.
The physicians at the hospital state
tonight that of the long list ot injured
which they have in their care, it is
probable that not more than four will
die. The complete list of injured as
given by the railroad officials shows a
total of 102, but this included all per
sons who were slightly hurt or scratch
Uruguayan Government Mow Has
War Claims to race.
Buenos Ayres, Sept. 28. Confirma
tion has been received here of the re
port of tbe conclusion ot peace between
the Uruguayan government and the
revolutionists under General Munos.
In explanation of the government forces
surprising the insurgent camp, it ap
pears that notification of the recent
ruptuie of peace negotiations was com
municated to Fernandez, a revolution
ary political leader, but not to those
underarms; and up to the morrent
of the unxepected attack by the gov
ernment forces, the commanders of
the rebels had not been informed that
a rupture of negotiations had taken
place. The fact becoming known that
the revolutionists were not actively
hostile led to the resumption of con
ferences, with tbe result that terms of
peace were agreed upon.
There la general rejoicing bare and
In Uruguay over the outcome. It Is
expected tha. claims will be presented
by diplomatic representatives of foreign
governments for damages and losses to
foreign residents to the amoi'nt of sev
eral million dollars, and the financial
outlook is, consequently, gloomy.
Curious Tourists Kept Back
Danger with Difficulty.
Naples, Sept. 28. The eruption ol
Vesuvius continues to Increase In force,
and is now more violent than any time
since 1872. Red hot stones are hurled
to a height of 1,600 feet, falling down
the flanks of the mountain with a deaf
ening sound.
The director of the observatory says
that between 5 o'clock this morning
and 6 o'clock this afternoon his instiu
ment registered 1,844 violent explo
sions, and that one stone thrown out
weighed about two tons. Lava flowing
from the crater has melted the metal
of the Funicular railway, and destroyed
the wooden huts In which the guides
live. All vegetation within a radius of
one mile of the crate has disappeared
Several earthquakes were felt today
Some of the people in the surrounding
villages have left their homes and are
camped in the open air. The curiosity
of tourists to approach the volcano Is
such that a large number of carbineer
guards have been detailed to prevent
them from pressing beyond the pre
scribed limits.
Molten Slag Scatters.
Prescott, Ariz , Sept. 28. An ex
plosion of molton slag last night caused
the total destruction ol the Valverde
smelter, 20 miles east of Prescott. The
smelter employes were engaged in
drawing slag from the furnace and were
unable to get a plug in to stop It.
When the molten mass ran on to the
wet floor an explosion followed. The
building and machinery were destroyed.
The plant was of 300 tons capacity and
cost between $150,000 and $200,000,
with insurance to tbe amount of $60,.
Spilt Rail Did It.
Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 28. Several
people were injured, one fatally, in a
wreck on the New York Central rail
road a short distance east of Lyons
early this morning. Three sleepers on
the Western Express, a fast train
bound from New York to Chicago,
left the track because of a split rail
and threw the passengers to the floor
of the coaches. Just as tbe train came
to a standstill a fast freight train east
bound ran into the derailed cars.
Drinking Soldiers Start Riots.
Berlin, Sept. 28. The Tageblatt's
Kiscbinet correspondent telegraphs that
during the mobilization, anti-Semitic
outbreaks-occurred in many parti ol
Bessarabia owing to Jewish traders sell
ing drink to the soldiers.
Continued Discussion of Fili
pino Is Harmful.
Speeches of Antls arc Made Texts
for riery Editorials Report
of General Wright.
Washington, . Sept. 28. President
Rocevelt is In receipt ot a letter from
Luke E. Wright, governor of the Phil
ippines, in which the governor discuss
es frankly some of the conditions which
he encountered in directing the govern
ment of the Islands. Under date of
August 15, General Wright wrote in
part as follows: ' '
"The effect of the continued discus
sion of the capability of the Filipino
for self government ie having its effect
here, and makes our task more difficult
than it otherwise would be. Unless a
man is equipped with intelligence and
those qualities which make for good
citizenship, the more easily can he be
persuaded that he is the possessor of
all these qualities. These people have
their full share of reckless, half-formed
characters who are ready for intrigue
in any direction which promises them
profit or power. It ia this class which
has largely given force and direction
to the Aglipayan movement, and has
recruited its ranks from tbe ignorant
and dangerous elements.
In this general connection, I may
say to you as a matter of information
that the agitation in the United States
for Filipino indet a idence, and the
spoken and written utterance of prom
inent men who are urging It, are all
brought here and pubished in the
native newspapers -and are being made
the text for . editorials insisting that
the Filipinos are now ready to become
an Independent nation.
"The effect of all this is distinctly
njurious. Its tendency is to renew
the the influence of old insurrection
leaders and make them active in preach
ing the old propaganda. This, in
turn, has the effect of demoralizing
and weakening the more conaervative
and thoughtful Filipinos, who fear if
they speak out as they really think thev
would be considered the enemies ol
their people and lose their prestige with
them. Those of the mote prominent
and best educated class, and who, nat
urally, have the:r ambitions, are in
clined to Join in tbe general cry."
Plants are Adopting "Open
Shop" Policy.
Chicago, Sept. 28. The opening of
the plants of the International Har
vester company and the Pullman com
pany on the "open shop" basis, free
from labor union regulations, has
alarmed Chiago labor leaden.
The fact that ,000 union men will
ingly returned to work for the big har
vester company, under the new condi
tions, is admitted to presage disruption
of theii unions.
Fear is expressed that the recent de
feats of laboi unions, and the reduc
tions obtained in wages, may be fol
lowed by many other large concerns.
That a grave crisis is felt in labor
union affairs seems to be certain from
the failure of the ito.kyards, the ma
chinists and the garment workers
strikes. All these walkouts hav re
sulted disastrously for the union men
and women. In addition to this, the
following companies have reduced
their wage scale and established the
open shop:
Inland Steel company, Illinois Steel
company, Republic Iron & Steel com
pany, and concerns in tha Chicago
Metal Trades association. After being
closed down since September 16, the
car shops of the Pullamn company '.re
opened with a force of 2,000 men, out
of a total of 7,000, who agreed to ac
cept a cut of 10 to 20 per cent in theit
The union leaders are inclined to lay
the blame on "lack of proper organiza
tion," and government officials for fos
tering the policy of the "open shop"
by their action in the case of i mployea
of the government printing bureau.
Race Riot In Mississippi.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 28. Two
negroes were killed and three fatally
injured in a race riot near Lynchburg,
Miss., 15 miles south ot Memphis to
day. The shooting took place on the
plantation oi J. J. Johnion, who with
his sons and two friends, went into
field to gather a load ot corn. At the
white men were driving their wagon
from the field a fusillade from a party
of blacks met them. The fire was re
turned, with the-result that two ne
groes were killed outright and three
were fatally shot. .
In Miners' Tavor.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 28. Judge
Gray, to whom was referred the con
troversy of the coal miners on the
check weighman question, and which
had previously been adjudicated by
Carroll D. Wright in favor of the min
ers, has also decided the ijsue in the
same way. His decision was received
by both W. L. Connell and T. D. Nich
olls, of - the board of conciliation.
The former represented the operators
and the latter the miners.
Winter May End righting.
Mukden, Sept. 28. Doubts are be
ginning to be felt as to whether it will
be poss'ble to continue the campaign
through the winter, which begins in
November. The Chinese have been
unable to harvest their crops, and there
probably will be much distress, as it is
very difficult to bring up store from
China or the native population.
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