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FIFTY-FIFTH YEAH NO. S7.
SALEM. OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1905.
nEST SECTION EIGHT PA0E3.
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Five Blocks in Portland Destroyed by
Fiery Element Lives Lost.
PORTLAND, Aug. 22, 10 a. nv--( Special) At this hoar fire is izglj
over five blocks in East Portland in .the region of East. dale, and East Ash
streets and Grand avenue. Two firemen have lost their lives in the effort
to control the fire.'
, Still Eaging; " " l
Portland, Aug. 22, 10:40 a. m- (Special), The fire has now spread un
til eight blocks are either destroyed ' or burning'.
IS HEAVILY iPADDETX 1:4 deavoriog to cheek the speed of arun
,, ' j way horse and save his two song "in
Philadelphia Assessor's List round to the buggy with him, Kev. Emit II.
CouUin Names of C0.000 Flcti- Babb, pastor' of the Zion German
tions Persons. Methodist church, waa tnrown to the
I-ii ILADELI'IIIA, Aug. 21. The
regular Republican organization today
took steps looking to the purging of
the assessor 'a lists of alleged bogus
names. Mayor Weaver recently ordered
a -canvass of the city to determine ae-enrately-"the
'number of voters in each
precinct. At its conclusion Director
1'oltcr jinnouiieed (Ui,MH) fictitious names
were "discovered on the assessor's list.
GAVE LIFE FOE HIS SONS.
Eev. Emil H. Babb of Los Angeles Is
luuea wnue Trying to 1
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21. While en-
GJLO VE-F I TT IMG?
It's the line that was awarded a GRAND PRIZE
and GOLD MEDAL at St; Louis, which is the strong
est recommendation that could be offered, as every detail
of shape, fabric and construction was considered by the
"jury of awards" at the St. Louis Exposition.
It's because wo carrv such well known, reliable
makes of mcrchaivfi.-ie and sell them at prices
that "regular stores ' rannot match that our
business has made such a phenomenal growth.
The Corsets we pell at 80c are sold in regular stores at $1.00
The Corsets wo sell at 95c are sold iu regular fetores at St. 25
The Coswts we sell at$1.40 are sold in regular stores at $ 1.75
The Corsets we tell at $I.60are sold in regular stores at $2.00
All models with liose supporters attached have 'VELVET
: ' . : f ' :
In addition to tho staple lines, we have added several models
of FANCY BROCADED COliSETS which we offer at $1.00,
$2.45 ami $2.75. They're Special! Values.
Salem's Cheapest One
Crowns, $5. "
DR. D. E.
j Street ; tonight ami his head struck
Curbstone, causing a fracture of the
skull. Death followed in a few min
utes. " ; '
ELUDED QUARANTINE OFFICEES
Three Cases of Yellow Fever, All Ital-
' i ians. Develop at Gregory,
GREGORY, Mo., Aug. 21. Three
cases of yellow fever have developed
here. ' AH are Italians. One has -.died
! and the two other eases are very low.
.Indignation is expressed tnat the Ital-
ins were permitted try slip through the
quarantine lines. Gregory is on the
Mississippi river fifteen . miles from
WE ARE NOW SHOW
ING THE :-:
Price Cash Store
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Tli is w an a Era of scientific dis;
coveris 'And advancement. E
Why not advanco youiself ; iri
'Hie matter of dentistry? Yoa
may not know it, but I do all
dental work absolutely without
pain, and charge you has thr.u
you pay other dentists for r ob-
8 ilete methods. ,
BIG IEBIGATION CONVENTION IS
CALLED TO OEDEE.
A MOST AUSPICIOUS OPENTNO
Delegates Enter Upon Consideration of
' Subjects of Great National
Governor Pardee, of California, Presid
ingMotion Introduced for Appoint
ment of Committee to Ascertain Feas
ibility of Congress Action.
PORL.TAND, Aug. 21. " Reclama
tion " and kindred subjects are appar
ently to share honors with "undesir
able immigration" in the deliberations
of the National Irrigation Congress
which assembled at the Lewis and Clark
auditorium today for a four days' ses
sion. The subject "immigration" did
not appear to be unexpected, nor was
its importance minimized by Governor
George C. Pardee, of California, presi
dent of the congress. .
Governor Pardee thrice read a mo
tion of William E. Smythe of Califor
nia, to appoint a committee to ascer
tain if action by the congress was feas
ible in solving the problem of foreign
immigration, and added if there was
any. delegate in the hall who wanted
to hear the motion to come to the front
and hear it read, so as to vote intelli
gently on its disposition. The feature
of the day was the reading by Gifford
Pinehot, chief forester of the United
States, of a message to the congress
, from President Roosevelt.
Tho convention opened auspiciously.
A thousand persons were present when
the president's gavel fell calling the
delegates to order, and the number was
swelled to twice that magnitude before
the congress had been in session an
honr. Af the night session hundreds of
people were turned away from the au
ditorium who had been attracted by the
fact that a selection by the great Mor
mon choir of 200 voices,' from Ogden,
Utah ,was on the program.
' Brief speeches of welcome by Gov
ernor Chamlerlain, Mayor Lane and
representatives of the local commercial
bodies were followed by responses from
Governor Mead of Washington, Con
gressman Stevens of Texas, Hon. John
Henry Smith of Salt Lake, ami consum
ed the bulk of the time of the first ses
sion. Importance of Irrigation.
Governor Pardee delivered the annual
address and the session was concluded
with addresses from the chairmen of
the different sections. The most strik
ing of these was the reading of the
president's message y Pinehot. The
president reviewed the importance of
reclamation work in the, development of
th country and counselled patience un
til the operations of the Jaw became ap
parent, and dwelt upon the importance
end wide scope of the act. ..The presi
dent warned the people against let
ting the public lands pass into private
hands for fictitious reasons. " The
preservation of the forests was empha
size'd as an aid to the futnre of irri
An important speech was delivered
by C. W. Kberlin of San Francisco, who
enntioned against alien immigration
that moves in colonieg and remains
alien. ' . j
Reclamation Law Criticized.
When the congress reconvened to
night the auditorium was packed to
the doors. ,
Gifford Pinehot, chairman of the for
estry section, the first speaker, said
the new policy of the forestry .service
is to combine the knowledge of for
estry with local conditions. The right
t impose taxes for the right of graz
ing on reserves and the power to pun
ish tresspassers will hereafter be ex
erted by the service.
Frederick II. Newell, chairman of
the United States reclamation service
spoke on, the national reamstion law
Mr. Newell was required to fSttle hi
way to the end of his speech through
a continuous battery of criticism from
TO CONSULT PBESTDENT.
Representative of Chinese Government
Arrives on Mission Concerning
; Immigration Question.
' VICTORIA, B. Aug. 21 Dr. T. T.
Tong, represonting the imperial Chinese
board of treaty revision, arrived today
enronte to Washington to interview
the ! president regarding Chinese immi
gration Into the United States.
President and Secretary of Mothers'
Congress Beceived With
'-" Honors at Tacoma. v
TACOMA. Wash., Ang. 21 Mrs
Frelerie Schoff, president of the Na
tional Congress of Mothers, and Mrs.
Edwin C urice, secretary, were given
a cordial welcome in Tacoma today by
the local club women. The purpose of
tho visit U to prepare for an active
campaign in Washington state in th
interest of the protection of ehildreu
and tae elevation , of the home. 3
- UTAH AT . THE FAIB. . '
Mormons Will Hold the Boards .at th
: Lewis and Clark Exposition ..
' . ' This Weelc
PORTLAND, Or., Aug. ; 2L Thf
Lewis and Clark esposition manage
ment has designated the present week
as Utah week at the big fair and Szovr
f resent Indication it will ; he one of
be most successful weeks of the snra
mr.. Maay visitors are already hcr
from that state, and scores of other
are on tbsir way -to take part ia tht
big celebration of Utaa day next
Thursday. On this occasion the speak
ers will include Senator Smoot and
Sutherland, Congressman Howell and
Governor Cutler. " . f.
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Meeting of Montana Branch ef This
Great Labor Organization.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Ang. 2L
Delegates from labor organizations of
ttozeman. Anaconda, Missiula, Butte
and other cities throughout the state
were present today at the opening of
the annual convention of the Montana
State Federation of Lahor. The re
ports of -the several officers show the
past year to have been one of great ac
tivity and gratifying progress for the
federation. Several matters of import
ance will come up for consideration and
decision at the present convention,
which will be in session through, the
greater part. of the week. .,
RUSSIANS PREY ON SEALERS.
Japanese Sealing Schooner Beports at
Victoria With Four Dead and
. Four Woanded.
VICTORIA, B. O, Ang. ST. Newsj
was received today of tne" return to
Hakodate of ' the Japanese: sealing
schooner Tosa Mara with four dead,
four 'wounded and - the news""of thVe
murder of fourteen other sealers on
the schooner Matsa Moto Maru lv lie
Russians off the' Kamtehatka coast.
NEWPORT, R. 1 Aug. 21. Crack
tennis players from all parts of the
country are rounding up here for the
annual frwn tennis championships of
the United States, which begin tomor
row. The tournament, this year will be
in three sections. The doubles, in which
tue champions of the east will contest
With the champions of the west, will
le played tomorrow, and on Wednes
day the' winning pair will challenge
Ward and Wright, the present holders
IF YOU WANT QUALITY COME TO THE WOOLEN MTT.T. STORE.
If you want to wear the best bat in te market, ask for the
ROBERTS S3 HAT
Best ia style, quality and comfort,
hats in the city.
SALEM WOOLEN JV1IL.L STORE;
t the .national, championship. The
'ingle elLSMSfOiiship will be played to
morrow and the following ays.
A CLOSED VALVE
13 FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR DE
STEUCTION OP BENNINGTON
BY COUET OF INQUIRY.
Explosion Not Due to Defective Boiler
, as Generally Supposed Only Surviv
ing Officer Held Eesponsible May
Be Examined by CourtmartiaL
WASHINGTON', Aug. 21. Secretary
Bonaparte today made public the find
ings of the court of inquiry which in
vestigated the explosion on the gun
!oat Bennington, July 21. The find
ings are a complete surprise lor they
wt at rest the stories that the Benning
ton's loilcr was defective. As a mat
ter of fact the court found the explo
sion resulted from the closing of a
valve which connected the exploded
boiler with the steam gunge so that the
pressnrc on the boiler may have been
leveral hundred ponnds to the square
inch when the aecident occurred. The
officers and men responsible in the
opinion of the court, are pointed out
ind eonrtmartial proceedings are sug
gested in the ease of .only one of them
surviving. Ensign Charles T. Wad.
A HUNGARIAN ROMANCE.
PASSAIC. N. J., Aug. 21. X pretty
international romance will culminate
here tomorrow in the wedding of Miss
Amelia Dobos of this city and George
Szecskay, editor of a Hungarian paper
published at McKeesport Pa. Miss
Dobos has been very active in ( Huhga
rian patriotic affairs in this conntryw
and while J was editor of a Budapest
paper Mr. Szecskay read of her in tho
Hungarian papers of America, His ad
miration for his unknown but patriotic
countrywoman went so far that he dcd-
ieated a poem to her and sent it from.
Budapest. The . acquaintance began -by
correspondence ripened iato ' om'
thing mors when Mr. Szecskay arrived
in tais country a year ago. Tomor
row's wedding, which will take place
in St. Stephen's ehurch, will be at-!
tended by prominent .Hungarlan-Amer-'
leans from various parts of the coon-'
try. - - J
METAL POLISHERS IN . SESSION j
ST. LOUIS, Mft, Aug. 21-An inter
national convention of metal TW.shers, '
buffers, platers 'and brass ,and silver
workers opened in this eity today wHh'
delegates on hand front many partsr
the United States and Canada. The
Sessions will eoatinne through, the
rreater part of the week, as winch busi
ness of importance to tae craft is to
some up'for action. 1 j
; EMPIRE CITY MEETING.
NEW iORK, Aug. 21. The fall ex
hibition" and race meeting at the Em-;
pire City track opened today under fa
rorable auspices. The cutting short of
the Besdville meeting combined with
the offerings of big parses have result
d in the attendance of a rubber of.
he fatuous trotters of tha grand rir--nit.
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GO THE LIMIT
EVERY POSSIBLE CONCESSION TO
BE MADE TO TEEMS.
CONSISTENT WITH INTERESTS
Believed Impossible to Accede to the
Indemnity and Sakhalin
Final Instructions to M. Witte Being
Put into Cipher for Transmission
Stromc Pressure Being Brought to
Bear Upon Both Powers. '
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 21. The
Russian government's final statement
to M. Witte outlining the 'course he
shall pursue is being put into cipher
tror to being forwarded to America.
WithAthis last message St. Petersburg
leaves (he final word with the repre
sentatives at -Portsmouth.
When the nature of these communi
cations becomes -known it is expected
to be seen that in the desire to -effect
a satisfactory settlement the govern
men has gone as far as the vital state
interests will permit... For this reason
the! government is convinced that' in
ease of ine failure of the negotiations
thes resfonsibility will not rest with
Russia, which has conceded much al
ready. It can be declared that the re.
qiiirelneiits of the state to make con
ce'ssions of the questions of indemnity
and Sakhalin as originally presented by
the Japanese, is impossible.
. Each Delay Means Hope.
Portsmouth, Ang. 21. The result oi
Come and see the largest line of fall
f President Roosevelt efforts to save
tho peace conferenco from failure re
mains in suspense. No direct reply to
tho president's proposition communicat
ed by M. Witte came from Emperor
'Nicholas today, but advices from St.
Petersburg indicate the 'emperor and
his counsellors are unshaken in the de
termination neither to cede territory
nor pay war tributes. Little light is
shel upon the visits of Baron Kanego
to Oyster Bay. The Japanese do not
even admit he is their medium of com
munication with the president, if
Witte des not receive fresh instruc
tions before tomorrow when the con
ference resumes the situation will be
exactly what it was when the adjourn
ment was taken Friday.
It is safe to assume in the absence
of such a reply the conference will ue
prolonged beyond tomorrow and every
delay, in the opinion of the president's
friends, will mean hope, faint though it
may be. . .,"
President an Important Factor.
Oyster Bay, Aug. 21. President
Roosevelt has not abandoned hope of
the peace, conference. Neither has he
relaxed his efforts to prevent a rupture
between the conferees when they re
convene tomorrow. Events of impor
tance succeeded each other rapidly to-daj-.
Baron Koneko, the representative
of the Japanese government, arrived at 1
If you want quality, come to the Woolen Mill Store
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Oyster Bay unexpectedly this morning.
That he was the bearer of important
information is known, bat the nature
of the message was not disclosed. In
addition to the matter which the baron
presented the president received an ac
cumulation of. dtsptaches and letters.
Late in the day. important
were received from Port smooth
r The president V acting as intermedi
ary between the warring governments
feels secrecy even more incumbent upon
him than if the matter related to him
personally or to the United States.
There is strong reason for the state
ment, however, that the proposition
submitted by the president involved
far more than the mere suggestion that
the matters ia difference between the
envoys be submitted to the arbitration
of an impartial tribunal. The state
ment that powerful pressure is . not
alone from the. president, but from the
neutral powers of Europe, is being
brought to ltear upon the governments
of Russia and Japan can be reiterated.
No intimation v of the president's
opinion of the result of the meeting
when the conferees re-convene is given
but that hope yet springs from the con
ditions surrounding the conference is
PLEASANT POINT NOTES.
PLEASANT POINT, Aug. IS. The
funeral of Grandma Baker was held iu
the Baptist church, Turner, on Thurs
day.. - ;, -
Mr. Helm Harland of Williams, Cal
ifornia is visiting relatives of Mrs. If.,
who, with children, have been visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mj-s. 1). W. Van
derbilt and sister, Mrs. K. S. Coates.
N. J. Bowns is home for a few days
from his work in Clackamas county as
salesman tor the Oregon Nursery Com
pany of Salem. '-;
E. 8. Coates was slightly indisposed
the other day by the overturning of a
load of wheat in the sheaf.
Mrs. Plora E. Baily of Portland, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I
Threshing is mostly done here. Grain
crop quite light j hay and potato crop
DlxiD NEAR EOLA.
Walter Ij. Wilson of Dixon, Missouri,
died at the home of his snjter-in-law,
Mrs. Mary Wilson, near Eola, Tuesday
night, after a brief illness of hemorr
hage of the stomach, nged 57 years,
s:iys the Dallas Observer. Mr. Wilson
and his sister, Mrs. Mary Bunker, were
on their way to Los Angeles to sjend
the winter and had tsopped in, Polk
county to visit rejntives. He was a
prominent banker and merchant of Dix
on, Missouri, and was a brother of the
late Adam K. Wilson of Dallas. Mr.
Wilson was a pleasant,' companionable
man, and nyide many frienls in Dallas
during his visits here n former years.
The remains were shipjH'd to. -Missouri
for burial Wednesday morning tho 10th.
CHTEFTANCY OF FIVB CIVILIZED
TRIBES OF INDIAN TERRITORY
ABE IN CONVENTION.
Want Separate Statehood for Territory
and Will Leave Matter of Adoption
of Constitution in Hands of Special
Committee Declare for Prohibition.
MUSKOGEE, I. T- Aug. 21. The
chieftancy of five civilized tribes met
in convention today to declare for sep
arate statehood for Indian Territory.
This is the first time the tribal citizens
of Indian Territory eveT assembed for
the purpose' of notifying congress they
are realy for statehood.
The convention was to adopt a state
constitution. It is probable that actual
work will le delegated to a committee
authorized to submit the constitution to
the people for unification. The con
vention wid declare for prohibition.
GREAT $10 SUIT SALE
The close of a very busy scascn finds us with
many broken lines of Men's Suits In all grades.
These Suits arc the handsomest and most popu
lar Suits we have had this season.
That's The Reason They Sold.
In order to close out' these broken lots we have
taken all the short lines of Suits and placed them on
tables by.themselvcs, and we will now offer the choice
of them for - -
Just Even Ten Dollars.
Now, Men, here's a golden opportunity.
Come, sec the Suits, pick out one of your size
and sec what you can get for Ten Dollars.
Ve Will Wager That You'll Be Surprised
The sooner you come the better chance you'll have,
for these bargains, will be snapped up very quickly.
You may want something ust to last the summer
out. See our $0.50 to $8 sale Suits, regular prices $10
TO DOWN HE!
jjjjy gXTFFEES ANOTH
ER SEX-BACK BY FIRE.
Thought ; Firebug Is an Emissary Sent
to Discourage Development
j of Industry.
Flax Mill, Machinery, Tibre and Straw
Valued at 1 11,000 Destroyed by Fire
No Question of Origin Property
Partly Covered bx Insurance.
For the third time Eugejie Bosse has
lwen' the victim of an 'incendiary and
tha flax industry in Oregon has suffered
a third telling blow. At 8:30 o'clock
last night Mr. Bosse's mill, with ld)
tons of flax fibre nnd 200 tons of Uax
strow Tere entirely destroyed by fire,
entailing a 1.. us of not less than $U,0i0
and probably much more. Mr. lhisse is
away from home so the exact amount of
the loss and the insurance, if any, could
not be learned.
That the fire was the work of an in
cendiary there can le no doubt, for tho
fire started in two place at almost the
same instant and at a time when there
was little danger of detection. Mr.
Bosse left yesterday morning for Che
halis, where he is attending a meeting
of flax men. His cousin, a young man
who has been working on the farm, was
also away from home, leaving no oue on
the farm but Mrs. Bosse, a 7-year-old
daughter and a Japanese laborer. All
were in bed when the fire started. The
fire was sot late enough to give the in
cendiary the protection of darkness and
yet early enough so that his passing
along the road would not attract partic
ular attention. So far ns can be learn
ed, no strange person was seen in that
vicinity yesteyday or within the last
few days, and the fiend left nothing to
indicate his identity.:
Mr. Bosse'a property was on the Ellen
Savage farm, which he has leased. Tho
buildings are otily nlout a quarter of
a mile southeast of the asylum. The
barn waa a spacious structure which had
recently "been remodeled that it
could be nsed:ns a fiax , mill. Heavy
floors and sills had been laid so that
heavy machinery could Iks installed.
Several machines were already in placo
and others were to Yo put in later.
The barn, r mill, as it had come to
lc, wus jilted with fiax fibre brought
here front 8c io last winter. The straw
had twin retted and the fibre obtained
and stored sway until such time as Mr.
Bosse should , have the appliances fof
making it into twinefcrash and other
coarse linen products. The. qnnntlty of
flax fibre in the bnrn is estimated nt
Jon tons, valued at not less than $."000.
About 100 feet east of the bnrn were
three large stacks of fiax straw of tho
crop of lyo.l. These stacks contained
o) tons, valued at 1000. The incen
diary set fire to the northwest side of
the stacks and at the next instant
touched n match to inflammable ma
terial in the northeast corner of the
barn. D. W, Matthews, who lives in
the .first house east of the asylum, on
the asylum road, saw both fires when
they started and ns soon ns he realized
what had lecn done, ho went immedi
ately to give the alarm and render as
sistance. At the next moment employes
at the insane asylum saw the light of
the fire ami gave an alarm which was
rescinded to by the osylum firo depart
ment anil other .employes. Heroic ef
forts were made but the scarcity of wa
ter, the inflammable character of the
flax nnd the start the flames had gained
made it inipmsible for them to accom
plish much in the way of saving prop
erty. No alarm was sent to the Salem
fire epartment, but ,seeing the reflcc-tion-in
the sky, the local fire fighters
. (Continued on page 2.)