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WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD
VOLUME I.—NO. 18.
TWO SCORE KILLED
AMERICAN GUNBOAT BENNINGTON
BLOWS UP AT SAN DIEGO-ALL
ON DECK INJURED
ONE MAN ESCAPED
ONE OF THE WORST DISASTERS IN
HISTORY OF THE AMERI
SAN DiEGO, Cal., July 21.—The
boiler on the gunboat Benniugton.
which is now lying in this harbor,
exploded at 10:30 a. m. The entire
ship was blown up so that it is seen
to be listed heavily.
Capt. Lucien Young reported at 11
o'clook that every man on deck was
injured by the explosion and between
forty and fifty killed.
The ship rapidly settled after the
explosion and was towed to a wharf
by tngs. Every available wagon on
the waterfront was called upon to
bring the dead and wounded to the
morgue and hospitals. Theie are now
twenty-eight men at one hospital
and seven of the dead are at the mor
The Bennington is a gunboat of
the third class and is a sister ship to
the Yorktown. It is of 1,110 tons
burden, twin screws, has six gnns in
its main battery and carried 176 men.
The accident today was one of the
most frigftful disasters in the histo
ry of the American navy, almost li
valing the blowing up of the Maine
and the horror at Samoa. The shock
occurred at 10:80 this morning, when
one of the boilers of the gunboat
Bennington, which had just arrived
to tow the crippled Wyoming back to
the Mare Island navy yard, blew up
blotting out the lives of between forty
and fifty of Uncle Sam's sailors and
injuring all the other men on the ves
sel at the same time. The only man
to escape so far as known, is Capt.
Lucien Young. Practically the entire
inner portion of the little fighting
craft was blown out. Immediately
after the shock of the explosion the
Bennington listed heavily and began
to settle. Tugs hurried to its assist
ance and it was towed to a wharf.
Stung to Death by Bees.
HILLSBORO, Jn'y 21.—David
Campbell, a pioneer of 1853, was stuns
to death by bees last evening while
removing honey from a hive at the
home of J. M. Grear of this city.
The deceased was an expert at hand
ling bees and was g«neally in demand
for these services.
The bees swarmed out of the hive
and attaoked Campbell on the fore
head, face and temples, and he must
have fallen unconscious at the very
first attack. Two physicians were
called but the man could not be
aroused from his stupor, the poison
having entered his system.
Child Gored to Death by Bull.
LIVINGSTON, Mont., Jnly 20.—
An infuriated bull gored to death the
twelve-year-old daughter of George
A. Buffey ,one of the wealtdiest stock
men in Montana, today She was shock
ingly mutilated and died almost im
mediately The bull had to be shot be
fore the child conld be taken from the
Chinese Boycott in Force.
SHANGHAI, July 21.—The boyoott
on American goods is is now in effect
although all running contracts will be
All the schools and college; in this
section have discarded American
OUT BY BIG
FIRE SWEEPS ENTIRE BUSINESS
SECTION WITH LOSS OF
THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY
BUCKET BRIGADE BRINGING
WATER FRON WELLS
ENDICOTT WASH, July 21— Fire
destroyed practically the entire busi
ness portion of Endicott late last
night. This district is nothing but
smouldering ashes today. A ftw
business houses are left including the
general merchandise store of Hnntly
Bros., the most impoitant store in
town. The fire destroyed the main
business district containing 11> differ
ent business houses and firms.
At 11:10 M. J. Rnmbaugh. hotel
keeper discoevred fire in the old and
vacant building of the Gem barber
shop and by 12:30 all the buildings
were a mass of flames. There is no
doubt that the fire was of incendiary
The water supply here is simply
from private wells. The bucket brig
ade worked hard and faithfully. No
wind was blowing and thus the dang
er and difficulty were greatly decreas
Mayor T. B. Logtons says that
many of the unfortunate losers will
erect building and build up the town
on a stronger and safer basis than be
fore. The city incorporated last Feb
ruary and now has an ordinance estab
lishing a fire limit. Corrugated irou
and brick buildings will replace the
old wooden buildings. Ha believes
that the town will be bigger and no
doubt much better than ever before
Endicott is a shining and rapidly
growing town iv one af the best wheat
belts of the Palouse and the business
men are able and determined to re
build their city. Last year Endicott
took in 63,000 bushels of wheat and
Mayor Logston predicts 700,000 this
year. The population of the town is
The total estimated losses from the
fire will aggregate $65,000, with $28,
Farmers Holding Wheat for an Advance.
DAVENPORT, July 21.—There
have been no sales of the new wheat
here as yet. The farmers are not off
ering to sell and the grain men are not
offering to contraot. One firm has
offered to pay 59 cents for a little
clnb and 63 for bloestem, bat no
trading has been done. Last year at
this time there was considerable act
ivity and many thousand bushels had
been contracted for. At the present
time there seems to be a prevalent
feeling that the prioe will advance
or at least hold its own with the com
ing on of the new crop-
Roy Martin Hurt.
Roy Martin, son of B. V.Martin,
was thrown froji a horse that he was
breaking yesterday, about three mile
from Orondo. He was quite badly
hurt about the head and it is believed
that he also sustained internal injur
ies. Mr. Martin and Dr. Culp were
oalled. They will try to bring the
boy home on tomorrow's boat if he is
sufficiently recovered to stand the
To the wife of Mr. John Seaman a
daughter was born this morning.
Mother and ohild are doing well. Mr.
S:aman is baying cigars.
WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
WHEAT SOWN LATE WILL BE SOME
WHAT INJURED BY
BEATS THE RECORD
PREDICTION FOR TOMORROW IS
SHOWERS. THUNDER STORMS
AND COOLER WEATHER
SPUANE, Jnly 22.— The hot wav
of the past three days reached a cli
max in the Inland Empire yesterday.
Reports fiom all over Eastsrn Wash
ington show that while there fias been
some damage to late sown grain, the
damage is not extensive yet, and at
several poiuts grain has not been in
jured at all.
While the high temperature was un
usual for a day in July, it was not ac
companied by hot winds, which are
most feaied in grain growing sections.
In North Yakima the temperature
went up to 106 degrees, aud there was
one prostration. Pendleton leads all
other points for higli temperature,
with a record of 114 degrees. Thun
der storms and rain were forecasted
for last night and today.
Following an reports of weather
and crop conditions in several of the
principal grain growing sections:
NORTH YAKIMA, July 21.—This
is th hottest day ever recorded in
North Yakima in the month of July.
The government thermometer, kept by
H. B. Scudder of Moxee registered
DAVENPORT July 21—Three days
of unbroken heat. The temperature
registered 99 in tbe shade today.
Some farmers are of the opinion that
late sprirg wheat is slightly damaged
and that the yield will be slightly
lowered. Fall and early spring grain
is not damaged. At no time did hot
winds accompany the hot spell.
LEWISTON, Idaho, July.—Old Sol
played hf-voc in the Lewiston country
again toiay, and the weather bureau
reports that at 3 o'olock the mercury
stood at 108 degrees, three degrees
warmer than yesterday.
PENDLETON, Ore., July 2.—The
thermometer today registered 114 iv
the shadeaccrding to Weather Observ
er H. F. Johnson's thermometer at his
residence at 3 o'clook.
COLFAX July 21.—1t has been the
hottest day of the season here, the
temperature in the shade registering
106. Down the line toward Endicott
it has gone as high as 110. Late
spring wheat is burned and shriveled
to some extent.
Fisherman Start for the Upper Wenatchee.
O. E. Buttles, Jay Buttles, Mike
Anderson, A. B'nsquet and David
Gallatley, all mighty fishermen, leave
on the midnight train for the head
waters of the Wenatchee river, with
plans that bode evil to the finny in
habitants of that stream.
If the supply of "bait" holds out,
the fish markets of Wenatohee will
be eluttedMonday mornng.
It is generally known that six cas
es of "bait'have been ordered and so
it is reasonably certain that the editor
will dine on trout when the party re
LOS ANGELES, July 21*—M. T.
Hancock, millionaire plow manufact
urer, diedat 12:45o'clck this morning
from injuries received in an automo
bile accident on Main strreet here
last night. His automobile, white
being driven at a high rate of speed
crashed into a buggy and was wreck
I HAVE A MAN
Who wants a large, well improved fruit farm
close to town. Is not afraid of the price if
the place is worth it. Tell me what you will
. . . REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL AGENT . . .
Cor. Wenatchee Aye. and Palouse St.
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■ ■ ■
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F. M. SCHEBLE & SONS.
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To the City Council of the City of Wenatchee
I, the undersigned, hereby request the City Council
of the City of Wenatchee to, without delay, take up tha
highly important matter of adopting a aimple plan of
naming and numbering the streets and houses of the
city and to pass as soon as possible an ordinance pro
viding for the same.
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