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TUESDAY AHO FfiiDAY
TUESDAY O H..
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- i : !. "V NX
fifty-fifth yearno. 99.
IS CHAINED UP
TRYING TO RUN QUARANTINE IN
YELLOW FEVER DISTRICT.
"OFFICERS . FEAR HE IS INFECTED.
. . .
Refuse to Fat Him in Jail and
IHm Securely to "
Federal Authorities, Confident That
Conditions Hare Improved, .An
nounce No Persona Will Be Received
at Government .,' Detention Camps.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 7.-It was
announced by the federal officers to
day that Sunday will be tbe last day
on which any '-person will be admitted
in the government, detention camps.
About'six days thereafter : the camps
will be closed. The action of the gov
ernment officials is taken to indicate
the improved conditions that exist
here. - '
A remarkable ease came to light to
day in the chaining of a negro to a
tree on the outskirts of Pass Chris
tian in fear he -might spread the in
fection. He was caught trying to run
the quarantine. Fearing he was in
fected the authorities refused to place
him in jail. He therefore was seenred
with a chain and the chain bolted to
a tree. Mince then a tent has been pro
' vided for him. .
The repot up to C p. m. today: New
easfs, ll; -total, 2,177; deaths, 6; total,
304; under treatment, 08.
NEW DAILY PAPER.
OR AN 1 8 PAHS, Or., Kept. 5. Tbe
Grants Pass Herald, established a year
ago by Representative Robert Kmith of
Josephine county, and which has been
issued semi-weekly, wnl become a daily.
The paper will have a telegraph service.
Mr. Hmith retires as manager of the pa
per, having leased the plant to L. II.
Hmith. Representative Hmith shifts his
newKpajier burden that ho may have
more time to devote to politics and law,
leing an aspirant for the Democratic
nomination for congressman.
JUDGE PARK7R GETS JOB.
:KV YORK, Kept. 3. Former Jutige
-Alton B. Parker will succeed Professor
'ollins. as ehief counsel, for the Brook
lyn Kapid Transit f'umpany, at an an
nual salary of $100,000, according to
tbe announcement today.
NEW JERSEY TAKES EVERYTHING
Comes Off With Highqpt Honors at Ri
fle Tournament at Seagirt. .
KEAOIItTN. J., Sept. 6. The Wim
bledon cup match, one of the mofct im
portant of the tournament now "in
progress under the auspices of the Na
tional Rifle Association, was won today
by First 'Lieutenant Lewis of the First
New Jersey infantry. His score was 89
out of a possible -100. New Jersey
captured all the honor today. Tne in
terstate regimental 'match watf won by
the team from the First New Jersey
infantry. The score was 516 out of r,
possible COO. f
ASKS A "DIVVY"
EX-CLERK OF POSTOFFICE DE
PARTMENT SUES FOR DIVI- j
SION OF THE SPOILS. j
Says He Helped United States Senator
' Piatt of Nebraska, and United States
Express Company and Saved Latter
Thousands of Dollars.
OMAHA, Kept. C Mae O. Wood to
d.iv filed a sait against United States
Senator Thomas C. Piatt and; the. Uni
ted States Express Company for $2.
000. The petition alleges that while
she was employed in tho postofliee de
part men t at Washington rie rendered
sorvici's to the defendants by "tipping
oft' the inside workings :oi the -office
and by assisting keep out of Postmaster
General Payne's annual. report for 1903,
the recommendation of the 44 post
check" system, saving the express com
pany several hundred thousand dollars.
Dr. B." E.
Steusloff Oldg.. Court St.
WANT JORDAN AS WITNESS.
Officer i of - Equitable , Says
Knows Nothing as to His
NtTVT YORK, Sept. 7. The affairs
of the Equitable Life Assurance So
ciety and tne Mutual Life Insurance
Company held the" attention of the leg-
t o luvcsiiaimg i committee 10
day. Nothing- partieularlv new devel
cped in regard to the Equitable Society
other than the statement of one of
the officers that tie" society does not
know the present whereabouts of
Thomas D.' Jordan, former controller.
It is stated-Jordan is wanted as a wit
ness to explain the loan . of .'. $445,000
made to the Equitable Society by the
Mercantile Trust Company. ., ""
- END OF A HORSETHTEF. .
Shot and Killed While Trying to Es
cape From Officers Who Cap
MALTA, Mont., Sept. 7 This af
ternoon Officers George JIall and Jack
Teal came upon Horsethief James
Keed, in a coulee four miles southwest
of -here. After relieving him of two
ifuns and a knife tbey,.. started for
town. They had not cone fax when
he tried to escape, and a shot from one
ofvthe officers' guns killed him. He
had stolen horses in his possession at
the time be .was found.
HIS RESIGNATION HAS BEEN RE-
. QUESTED AND TENDERED.
HAD BECOME TOO OFFICIOUS.
Trouble Arises Out of Dispute Between
Public Printer and Other .
When' Palmer Demanded Resignations
of Foremen of Printing and Division
for Insubordination and President In
. vestigated. Result Was Different.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. Public
Printer F. W. Palmer has been prac
tically ousted from office. It is learned
tonight that President Roosevelt de
manded Palmer's resignation to take
effect the 15th instant. The demand
for his resignation is due primarily to
the latter's aetion in trying to force
Oscar J. Ricketts, the foreman of
printing, and L. C. Hay, foreman of
division, out of the government print
ing office. Palmer asked for the resig
nations of Ricketts and Hay on the
ground that they had been insubordin
ate. As soon as tho president learned
of the situation he directed that Palmer
forward his resignation. ?
SEVENTEEN ARE MISSING. I
Second Mate, Purser and Fifteen Sea
men of Steamship Tropic
. Lost at Sea, .
CHARLESTON, a C, Sept. G.The
British steamship Tropic, Captain Bar
ber, arrived today after a voyage last
ing nearly three months. Tne second
mate, purser and fifteen seamen are
missing. Kailing from Valparaiso
Chile, June 21, the Tropic met bad
weather, and June 28 the ship went
aground 300 yards from the beach;
High seas -were running. The second
mate, purser and fifteen seamen put
out in a lifeboat for aid and never re
turned. . i
RETURN TO SPANISH CUSTOM.
Guard-ships of Philippines Will
Turned . Over to Commercial
Traffic Between Islands.
WASHINGTON, Sept. G.The Phil
ippine government has decided to dis
continue the operation of seventech.
coast guardships and turn the inter
island water traffic of the government
over to the commercial lines of steam
ers. Specifications have been prepared
and - proposals will be invited in- the
Pnilippines and this country for car
rying mails and . government passen
gers and supplies over twenty-one
routes in thB islands. - -
The plan is to practically return to
the methods of transportation in vnguy
under Spanish rule in the islands.
Are what oa buy frojn the
y average dentist and they, look ,
J the part. " . - ,
How many people you see on
tbe street and cab tell at aglahce r
they are artificial. I have made
a study of tbe line of work , and
can give you a stt of teeth
nearly like your natural onei as,,
it la possible to geU Why? Well, i
one reason, I have hundreds of ,
sets to choose from. Another If, :
it's tiie knck I have. I make ,
them for 15.00. .
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D E N T I S T.
Phone Mala 206.
GRAND ARMY OFFICIALS 'pRAISE
. DECEASED COMMANDER.
RELIEF ASKED FROM CONGRESS
Will Include ProYieion Tor Ampithea-J
txe at Arlington and Tablets
Anotfaer Home for. Soldiers Needed in
California W. R, C S. of 7. and D.
of V. Praised for Services Notable
Decrease in Ranks of Old Veterans.
DENVER, Sept. 7. The first meet
ing of the legislative body of the O.
A; R. began ; today. Welcoming ad
dresses were made by Governor - Mc
Donald, Mavor Speer and General
I George W. CooC General King then
delivered his address.
Tbe address ; of , the eommanuer-in-
chief, John B. "King of Baltimore, cov
ered the record of tbe administration of
the late Commander-in-caief W ilmon W.
Blackmar, whose service covered eleven
months of the term for which he was
"From the very oeginning of his
term, Commander-in-Cnief Blackmar 's
purpose was to do an that man could do
to encourage ; the several-departments,
particularly those that were weakest or
remote, and so far as lay in his power,
niuse new life ana energy ana zeal in
to their ranks," and give to them ad
ded inspiration to continue bravely and
manfully. in the great work they were
carrying on . for God and country, and
"The work of the committee on pen
sion has been mainly devoted to urging
the passage of a service . pension bill.
The number of certificates issued in
190.3 was 182,207, more than S0.0OO in
excess of the year beiore, and still more
in excess of former years. The large
number was due to the operation of
order No. 78, the bureau granting 12,
436 original pensions and 34,549 in
creased pensions under the order. Since
the order was issued, April 13, 1904, the
total number of allowances under it was
65,612, most of them, however, having
been for increase. The pension roll
now contains the names of 684,608 sur
vivors of the civil war, as against 690,
792 at the close. ot 1904. The deaths
in 1905 of survivors of the civil war
"Vigilance must not be Telaxed to
prevent action i by eongress depriving
our office holding comrades of their well
earned means of livelihood. '
"The observance of the exercises of
Memorial Day has become so wide
spread that at the present time scarcely
a eity, town or village can be found
in this great republic that uoes not in
some manner pay tribute to the na
tion 's honored dead. ,
"If properly requested go to do by
the encampment, there was little doubt
that the war department would be Will
ing to include ; in its estimates for the
next fiscal year an appropriation suffi
cient for the erection of an amphithe
atre in Arlington eemetery and also an
appropriation to pnt Lincoln's Gettys
burg address on tablets in all national
"With an active committee at work
to this end it was safe to assume tnat
the government will soon establish an
additional soldiers' home in California.
4 4 The Woman's Relief Corps still
maintains its position as the right hand
of the Grand Army of the Bepublie.
Very few enterprises are taken by posU
that these ptariotie women are not call?
ed upon for assistance, and right royal
ly they give it. ' J
v "Badges, as ordered by the national
encampment, have been sent to all army
nurses whose addresses were furnished,
but one thing more needs to-be done
for these noble women. They have
been endeavoring tor some time to se
cure an increase of pension. If the en
campment eould contribute to the sue
cess of the measure if would go a long
way toward paying the dbt of grsti
tud'e that comrades owe to the army
nurses. 1 '
44 The Sons of Veteran,4" is increasing
in numbers and influence and is un
questionably destined to play an impor
tant part in the future history of the
land their fathers saved. ; V
4 4 The Daughters of Veterans by com
bining their influence in such an organi
zation as the National Alliance Dangh
ters of Veterans can accomplish much
in the way.of inculcating in the minds
of children a love for the country and
a loyal devotion to the flag as an em
blem of national unity and the rights
of man.' I :
- No More Hope for Increase.
. .The report, of John B. Ring, as senior
vice commander-in-chief contained the
following: i . '
. "Tbe time is passing .when we can
hope for, material increase in our mem
bership, yet there are many, very many
survivors of the Union armies of the
civil war, who still hold aloof aad fall
to avail themselves of their, eligibility
to poin the Grand -Army of the Repub
lic. '..:.:.. ir" v-' , ..'-:-'....- .
4 4 In view of the great benefit the in
Luence of our order has been to them
in the way of influencing legislation
along the line of pension enactments,
it -' is I surprisingly astonishing why
there are so many who are, willing to
reap the benents of -onr organized
force and yet remain' outside our
ranks, leaving-to' a relatively few the
iwrden of ? fighting . for the rights of
tbe old soldiers." - ' :
x Sentiment Is Lax in South:
The report of G. W. Patten, junior
vice eommander-in-rhied, referred to
the enthusiastically eotdial " greeting
extended to him in . the south4 during
his visit to the posts . there. Veterans
are employed in the park at Vicks
biire and Bhiloh, but at Chattanooga,
Gettysburg and AntieUm the positions
Mcnpied bvflhe veterans were taken
from under tha civil service rules, at-'
HALTDtf, OREGON, FRIDAY- MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1905.
ter Which the' ' veterans were discharg
ea, one niter anotner, until all were
gone that any excuse could be found
for suspending. , A United States dep
uty marshal occasionally ' rides over
the fields, and the memorial and other
property is ; left- ; at the mercy of
thieves and vandals who visit the
fields for plunder.
Adjutant General J. E. Oilman stat
ed in his report . that the membership
Jane 0, 1903, was 22.455. The deaths
during the- year were -8152. The net
loss for the year was 14.885. The sum
ber under suspension June 30, was 19,
563. The total expenditures for relief
were $ 93,863. Speaking - of General
Blackmar, the adjutant general said:
4 His virtues were many, his faults
were few. lie was tbe noblest type of
a free born American."
Quartermaster General Charles Bur
rows reported receipts (including bal
ance $10,692) of $26,261, expenditures
of f 15,334, leaving the balance August
2. 1903, 10,927. - r
Preference Law an Ornament.
Inspector General Lee N. Estelle re
ported that there are - 28,554 members
in the national home and 13,741 in the
state .home. St ate, laws, he said, giv
ing ex-soldiers a preference in appoint
ments seem to be more ornamental
than useful and are not enforced-. He
hoped the, laws making it a criminal
offense to play games, have horse, rac
ing, etc.,' on Memorial Day would not
Leeome a dead letter. '
Allen C. Bakewell, chief - aide in
charge of military instruction and pa
triotic instruction in sehools, reported
that the teaching of patriotism to, the
riUDils of the schools has become vast-
more, general through the co-opera
tion of posts, the, assistance of depart
ment commanders, the support- of su
perintendents . of public instruction,
than hitherto; and, with: those grow
ing influences now substantially ob
tained , tbe results must multiply until
the grand object shall be attained of
placing the statue of patriotism on a
lofty pedestal, to rank; highest among
the exhibits of the virtues of a self-
governed people. Military instruction"
in public schools is growing to be con
sidered an important feature of the
eurienlum. Flag Day -has been recog
nized in many localities. Supplies for
common education being furnished by
the state, why not the' flag, which is
the text book of patriotism!
TARTARS AND ARMENIANS EN
GAGE IN BLOODY STRUGGLE.
REFUGEES FLEEING FOR SAFETY
Several Engagements . Fought Between
Contending Forces Behind Re- -enforced
Official Estimate .-, bays Two -Hundred
Houses Have BeenDestroyed at Shu.
sa, Caucasus Eleven Killed in Fight
' Between Nobles ana Peasants.
ST. PKTER8BURO, Sej.t. 5, A dis
patch from Tiflis tokiy says: The
whole of southeast Caucasus is now ter
rorized by the Tartars. Refugees are
pouring in here from iiaku, Klizabeth
pol and Khnsa. " Details from Shusa
show several engagements were fought
between tbe Tartars and the Armenians
behind the regular position and that a
considerable part of the town was soon
in flame. According to an official state
ment more than 2O0 houses have been
Great Loss to Oil Industry.
St. Petersburg, 8pt. 5-The dis
turbances yesterday were marked by
immense property losses to the Rus
sian oil industry centered at Baku. The
combatants resortea to the tore u. aaJ
a result of which hundreds of tanks
of oil are now in flames.; If Is be
lieved the, hiss will run into millions
of dollars in Baku alone. At Biebat,
the" works of the Mantaschell Company,
and the works of the Tilflis Society are
one fire. The refineries at Nomani and
Sabuuto have. been destroyed.
: " Nobles and Peasants x Ight.
Kutais, Caucasus, Sept. 5. -A con
flict Iwt ween the noiiles and peasants
took place today . in the village of Oran
dle. , Kleven - persons . were killed and
' Troops ef Little AvaiL
Bakn, Sept. 5. rTne. troops under the
direction-of the governor are acting
with the .utmost vigor, but have not
succeederd in restoring order,, although
there is lens firing.,-" j;... .:-:-
THE MAIN I0P1C
AUGUST, USUALLY. DULL . MONTH,
'ENLIVENED BY NEWS FROM
PEACE CONFERENCE. , '
Effort) to Bring, About Peace Consid
ered Great Victory for the President
Few Officials m WafdUngton Japan
ese Investigators. '.-.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. The great
victory of President llooaevelt 'a efforts
to bring about a-cessation of war. be
tween Knssia and Japan made all-eta-er
subjects: at 'the capital rather- in
sipid this week, and, but "for a little
excitement relative to tbe disagreeable
exposures being, made in various ue
partments ff the government, tbe wek
past was the most devrdd of Interest
of any pas ied here la a bine time., .
August in Washington means abso-
CITY OF CHTBA, "mEAR TOKIO. IN
PUBLIC BUILDINGS ARE BURNED
Government Suspends Publication of
Tokio Newspaper for Inciting
J People to Riot. '
General Soknma Warns Populace
Against ' Disorder Baron Komura
Says Disturbances Directed Against
Local Branches of Government.
TOKIO. Sept. 7. It is reported
there is rioting at Cbiba, a town with
a population of 20,000, twenty miles
east of Tokio. The prefectoral build
ing ana court bouse are repoted
burned. The government has sus
pended further publication of the Nir
oku, a newspaper printed in Tokio. ,
: Quieter , in- Tokio.
Tokio, " Sept. 7. Tokio has been
quiet today. General Sakuma, com
mander of the Tokio garison. issued
a proclamation warning the populace
against disorder. ;
Treaty Will Be Ratified.
New York, Sept. 7. Baron Ivomura
said toilay that the coming interview
with Seeretay Boot, which he expect
ed to occur Fjday or Saturday, will
be purely a formal exchange of cour
tesies and that the meeting had no
other object.' The baron denied the
rumor that the emperor of Japan had
not yet given his approval to the pece
treaty, or-that the powers of the Jap
anese plenipotentiaries were so limit
ed that at this late hour there was any
possibility that the emperor would
fail to ratify the treaty. ?
"The present disturbances in To
kio," he said, "cannot influence the
emperor's determination to ratify the
treaty when he receives the official
copy." Komura reiterated the opin
ion that the disturbances in Tokio were
directed against the local branches of
Honors Heaped, Upon President.
New York." Sept. 7. George ICarvey
entertained at diner tonight at the
Metropolitan Club the Russian peace
envoys and members of their suites
and accompany of men distinguished in
the different, walks of life. Witte
spoke first, saying be had insisted upon
being accorded the . privilege that he
might have , the- honor to projtose a
toast "to the health of the illustrious
statesman, Theodore Roosevelt." j
Witte 's last . words were drowned
with cheers. .
Elihu Boot, secretary of state,
spoke briefly. lie congratulated the
envoys on the success of their mission
and on the admirable good temper they
displayed.. lie said it required more
courage to make peace than war. j !
4 4 The .men who cry the most loudly
for war," Root continued, "and who
criticise the inevitable concessions) to
aji honorable peace, are the weaklings
who never fight. . It is the antithesis
ot these qualities which have made our
president such a fitting emissary of
peaee. Only he who is known to be
willing tomake war is heard with re
spect when he t implores for peace."
lute discomfort to those unaccustomed
to intolerable heat arising from the
miles of paved streets and briek build
ings, and even the most ardent tour
ists tarry here but a short time. Offi
cial life will be slow in .returning, and
it will be the last of Septemlier or the
middle of October before - tne white
house is fully ojwn and 'the diplomatic
and other branches of the official world
turn thetr laces toward this eity. The
few officials now in Washington are
nuited in their . expressions of praise
for - President Roosevelt in his diplo
matic connection with the affairs of
Russia and Japan, and. it is "believed
that a great monument Will . be built
up in memory of him in the great com
mercial interests whica will Ins estab
lishetT between the United States and
at least one of the warring powers.
Japan has, already sent a party of
engineering experts to this country to
investigate- the railway systems and
buy railroad supplien, and it is likejy
that to America Will eomo the greater
portion of the $30.000,mH) at their dis
posal fr. materials. With American
Supremacy in the commerce of the
Orient, there is "Tvcry ; rf ason to be
lieve that the bulk of supplies wanted
by Japan in otner lines will be brought
here. -,' ,.: -. ,. '.
JEFFRIES DECLINES TO ACT.
- -T. -
Sales of Seats aad Betting on Britt
Nelson -Fight Now at ;
. a StandstilL , '
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7Jim
Jeffries will probably refuse to ref
eree the t Brit t-Nelson fight. With
Jeffries out of the problem it is now
thought Eddie Oraaej will . be se
lected. - The uncertainty r regarding
the referee Is affecting the ; sale of
seats? seriously and the betting is at
a standstill until all doabt as to who
is to make the decision is settled.
Says He Win Officiata. '
San ' Fraacisco, Sept. 7. Fully, de
termined to referee the - Britt-Xelsoa
contest Saturday, James J. Jeffries ar
rived from Los Angeles rtonight. "I
have accepted the offer to referee tbe
contest .and wilt be the third man in
the ring. That's all there is to it,"
said Jeffries. k
. SIX, DIE OF CHOLERA.'
MARIF.NHURG. West Prussia. Sf
7. On woman and five men have dkd!
of cholera here. . I
Two Persons Killed by Collapse of a
Building Condemned . '
1 for Two. Years. ;
NEW YORK, Sept. 7. Two per
sons were killed in a building on
Grand and Mott streets which collap
sed today. Tbe building is .Huf to
have been eonduined two years ago.
but was permitted to be occupied
since. Thomas McGovern, tbe fore
man, of the builiing department, is
unler arrest on the Charge .of rrini
inal negligence. .The ilead:
MARIO GAKIOSO, 16 vears old.
JOSKPH FAKIXO, 48 years old;
. Nearly a score of -persons were in
jured. ' j
RESTS UPON CONTRACTORS.
Postal Officials not Concerned About
Strike so Long as Mail is
NEW YORK, Sept. 7. There has
been practically no delav in tbe col
lection and distribution of mail in the
business district of New York affect
ed by the stroke of 300 drivers in the
employ of the New York Mail Com
pany. Postmaster Wilcox said the
strike did not. concern the postal offi
cials so long as the contractors con
tinued to handle the mails without de
lay.' FOREST f IRES
DEVOURING .VALUABLE TIMBER
IN VICTNIT OF MILL CITY.
WAS THOUGHT UNDER CONTROL
But Is Fanned Into New Life By Stiff
v Breeze Yesterday .
Reported That Lumber Camp Haa Been
Burned Out and Laborer Barely Es
caped With Their Lives Thousands
of Dollars Now Going Up in Smoke
Advices" fVeeived from Mill City in
dicate that the forest fire which was
raging fn the timber in that vicinity
early in the week and was supposed to
nave been under control, has taken
new life by being fanned by a stiff
breeze, and ia now wreaking destruc
tion to a vast area of valuable timber
in the Cascade mountains east of Mill
City. The latest that can be learned
is that a lumbering camp was totally
destroyed ty the flames and that the
laborers employed' there barely escaped
with their lives. The timber in which
the fire has been and is now raging be
longs to the"" Curtina Lumber 'Company,
and comprises one of the best stands of
timber in toe country. Thouxands of
dollars' worth of property 'are leing
consumed at every mile covered by
Late reports from Mill City and
Gates convey the information that the
fire finally found its way into the lim
its of those two interior villages and
consumed several houses before the
fire was gotten under control the first
time. All of the available men of the
country are out fighting the fires, and
it is hoped that their progress will be
cneked before all of the timber in
that vicinity -is consumed.' At last re-,
ports the-fire, had 'destroyed several
square miles of valuable timber east of
Mill City, and is still raging unabated.
Albany, Or., Sept 0. Fire has agair
broken out in the forests east of Mill
City. On the. North Santiam a logging
camp in the Cascades 'wan burnvd this
afternoon. The men eseaed from the
camp with their bare lives. Last
week's fire was thought to have beet
under control, bot a hign wind thi
morning fanned the emlwra into flame
It is now traveling into the Cascadt
mountains, destroying the finest bod j
of timir,..-and ding an enormous
amount of damage.
PENALTY IS PAID
YOUNG NEGRO BURNED AT
STAKE BY INFURIATED
MOB IN TEXAS.
Had Confessed to Crime of Outraging
White Woman and nu&band of Vic
tim Said to Have Started the Blaze
' Which Consumed the Negro.
. FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 7. A
special to the record from Waxahatcbic
tells of to bornine tonit of Stev
Davis, a young negro, who confessed U
outraging Mr. 8. P. Norrls on Son;
day night. , -
A mob of 3500 persons tied the ne
gro to a piece of gaspipe set in the
ground, piled fagots around him anr
set the mass on fire. The sufferings ol
the negro were of short duration owing
to the fierceness of the fire, which was
fanned by a gale which blew aero
the prairi. . ' v
The i husband of tne woman is sale
to have set tb match to the tinder anc
started the blaze-that consumed tht
- ' - - - i
wiu. KOI CHANGE POLITICS. 'I.
of-Ai nt-pi.'! A special from
Olympia to the Post-Intelligencer say
that toe Daily Olympian has been sold
by II. D. Crawford to King k Hart well
iHtiJ King retains the rtosition as
editor and the Olympian will continue
Republican in politics.
SECOND SECTION SET PACT
WORST HAS NOT
NO SIGNS of amelioeatio:t i:
SCENES OF FIRE AND MASSACr.1:
Garrison Affords No Protection snJ
Refugees Are Fleeing
Into the City.
Entire Oil and Commercial Quarters of
Balakhan, Babunto and Nomani De
stroyed by Ravages of Tartars Los3
Will Ron Into Millions.
'BAKLV'Sept. 7. The situation to
night shows no signs of amelioration.
It could hardly be worse. The terror-
stricken inhabitants are fleeing from
the city, knowing that tne garrison i
utterly inadequate to protect them, pud
although the worst scenes of fire aad
massacre have not yet occurred in Ba
ku itself, none dare to think how far
the excesses may proceed. The entire
oil and commercial quarters of Balak-
ban, Sabunto, and Nomani have been
wiped out by fire and tbe inhabitant
remaining are being massacred and
thrown into the flames. Bibicb.it con
tinues to burn and is threatened wita
the same fate as Balakhan.
The consulates, banks and building
of Baku are guardeT by troops. All
the KngliIt "residents and almost all the
other" inhabitants of the better class
have boarded ships aud gone to sea to
escape danger. Martial law has Ik en
proclaimed in the city. Nobody is al
lowed on the streets after 8 o'clock at
night, ana the inhabitants or nouses
are held strictly responsible for shots
fired from them. Artillery was em
ployed against one House from which
shots were fired, tho walls wcrn
breached, the house stormed rnd all
the people on tho inside were Killed.
There is general panic in the city. A
wnole army of hungry workmen, driv
en from tho burned nuburbn, have flock
ed into the city. There is tho greatest
destitution and measures for the trans
portation of workmen from the city
are imperatively necessary.
Soldiers Gaining Upper Hand.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7. The inter
racial warfare and ineendiirism have
done their work in Batu and have co m
pleted ruia for a year of great oil in
dustries In that port, though the latent
dispatches indicate the military have
gained tbe upper hand in the town it
self and that the steadily arriving re
inforcements promise to turn tho tide
in the outlying districts and enable the
troops to drive the Tartars from their
positions ground the city.
There is little left unburned above
tht ground in the outlying oilfields of
Balakhan, Bomanti, Kabunto and I'ibi
chat. All extracting plants, ' includiig
derricks, pumping extablinhments and
oil reservoirs have been TTcstroyed. Hie
breaking of the reservoirs unloosened
a flood of burning oil, which was im
possible to fxtinguisn. A largo por
tion of tV "black town" quarter, in
which nos of flio reflneried were lo
cated, is also burned. Th financial
Ions will run into millions.
Tanie Reigns in Tiflis. ,
Tiflis, Sept.1 7. Panic reigns in the
whole f the Tiflis district and the
people are fearful of an attack by the
Tartars. On Cark was, killed snd
another wounded Inst nigjit. The po
lice patrols have lieen strengthened,
and the authorities proj.o-w to organize
rural - militia for th defense of the
trans-Cauraunian diMricts where no
troops are stationed.
DROPS BELOW MILLION MARK.
Number of Pensioners on Government
Roll Is Steadily Upon the
WASHINGTON, Kept. 7. The pen
sion roll reached, the maximum num
ber of its history January 21 last,
the numlier being 1,004, lfl. The roll
paused the million mark in September
o. last year and gradually increased
during the next four months. The de
cline began with the first of last lVb-rnary-and
by the following May hail
impped below the million mark.
Tho facts developed in a synopsis
of the annual report of Pension Com
mission Warner, covering the opera
tions of the office the, fiscal year end
ing June 30. last. At the end of tho
fear the. number of pensioners de
clined to P9M.441, yet an increase for
tbe year of 3.679.
-The total amount of money paid for
pensions since tbe -foundation of tl.
government is $3,320,800,022; of thi
amount $3,144,395,405 baa been paid
an account of the Civil war.
CHINESE GUNBOAT APOLOGIZZ
MaSTes Amend f or ; InsuTting Act Coi i
mitted Against American
riag at Amoy.
AMOY, Cnina, Kept. 7.- The Chlicf
gunboat Using Hang appeared, b f ?
the American consulate 6day vith IT
American flag at her masthead an!
fired a salute of twenty-one guns s ,
amends for an act of an instilling i -tare
committed in connection with t! .-
flagpole of tho consulate two w .
tgo. The affair grew out 'of the ju.t;
American boycott agitation.
"V '-' "i Win iii
TOR CITY OWNE2CIIIP.
rKLofa Angeles Votes l;ca,C03 ?,
Acauisltion of the C.ty
Las AXGELLM, Ca!., p. t.
proposition - to tote l..", .i )
pal Ixinds tor the acquisition '
eity." water su-ply-wa cani,,