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Fair Tonight, and Tuesday Warmer;
Light to Fresh Winds ■
nioht EDITION
[. H. HIRHIIHIIS BUYING SEATTLE TIDE LAND PROPERTY
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it * n, * (** 11 j *
Union Pacific Magnate is
Secretly Securing Ter=
minals For His Railroad
in This City I
Mystery of the Feverish Movements in
M* At
Real Estate in the Southern Part of
the City is Explained
OB* of th* greatest waterfront rral estate boom* In th* r*cent
R history of Seattle i* now suing on as a result of I- 11. 11-rrtm_n'*
effort* to «* me * terminal on fusel sound. For 18888 tint* th*
great railroad magna!* ha* been lie. tip In th* merger with the
northern line* to such un 888888 that be could not enter Hi- Pacific
northwestern field farther than be had .Ire.-- gone. Now tbe dis
solution of IB* merger pl.t- ••• Bin In the same position he was sev
eral year* ago, «hen be was trying tn *ecure a trrmtn.l In MWAI ti
ll* ran now enter IB* field over his own tracks and compete with
th* Northern Pacific and Oreat Northern; he ran secure the uveas
awaiting Bass In Western Washington that he ha* lon* 88*8888. ttvil
th* statement la openly itsii that a recent sudden Inflation of south
ltd* land values ran be laid at his door. •
_—J. local real eatate man positively stated thl* interning that If.r
vmmmmz, -*,^-..__,
rtmsn l****~>ing B**lU* tide lan I* for th* terminal* of Ih* t'tiloa
and Bouthern Pacific railroads In this city and n't only this, tut thsl
he I* c*. oritur the right of way for . road front th* limit.ls rti-r
to th* sound. Th* Si.i"* Informant is In a better position I* ststs
positively tvhat I*
TiiK pnoptvftKri Movn op vii nt it rim an
than any other person In th* etty, end Be 1* positive In his assertions,
Ksrrtriiaa la **ld la have . half elm. men In the . ity eecrstly
buvi* up tide lan 1. for termlnsl grounds sad a right .-' •ii Into
th* in 11. Is doing thl. quietly In 888* lo prevent an unreason
able Increas* la th* prtt** of such properly that would follow th* sn
nousrentent that he wa* making th* purchase* him*elf. Th* stents
el Mr. H.rrtrrstn .re working quietly .ad **. utit-.g th* necaiarv
properly before the great move la made la which he mush actually-
Show hi* ham!.
(tevvral of th* men who are buying lid* land* .re ■lrsn«*r« In
th».ctty There Is no special r***on why they should buy op big
blocks of land st high price* ualess ther* wer* **tiuthing In th*
wind This land I* said to have been purchased for Mr. Hsrrlmsn
and. while his name 'tee not attach I* the d**l* at Ih* present tin.*,
the property will ultimately be transferred lo hint.
Th...* MMM are selling the property are a* iimh at •*• ss other
■ertntii. Th* purchaser* are particularly **cretlr» a* to th* real
reason for their purchases and seem to be willing that peor-le should
ft .HfTtl.n IT A SPBCfI-kTIVB PROPOSITION.
These men sr* supposed lo have been sent her* by Mr. Hsrtlmsn. and
a few day* more are .tpes-ted to po*ttlv*ly explain th* my.'-
A* told In The Bt_r recently, the Colon Pacific ha* *urv*-or* tn
lb* field from th* Columbia river to niympls. going over a proposed
, tin* from Portland to Bcattl*. Thl* Un* sill era** th* Columbia at
Vancouver, where th* t'nion Pacific spent * big bit of money In
I abutment! to an _r_re—is* bridge at th* Urn* It mat* th* first north
ward mow*, before IB* line went Into th* hand* of a rev-elver.
.* Fruit, thl* point th* proposed road will traverse Clark county, go.
lag through l. th* he*dwal*r* nt the* ("owltls river, touching on* of
the finest coal field* In th* west Iter* It will reach one of the rich
eat undeveloped valley. la the world. Skirting th* foothills of th*
Cascade* It will h.i* an easy grade to ltd* w*t«r near Olympta.
On* of th* sound terminal, of th* road will be IB* new town of
lUrrhm.n. where sr* la be established IB* shop* of th* company
Basilic I. th* present objective point of tb* rued an 1 lb* entrance to
this city, with the terminal ground* must be secured lit BB***i This la
TUB REASON GIVEN FOR TUB -CTBTEHT
that round* the purchase of property on th* tide lands.
Two strip* of land extending north end south on th* f I its ar* coa
trolled by th* Northers Pacific and the Ore*! Northern, respectively.
Beta— these two strip* la another controlled by private Individuals.
Thl* atrip 1* th* sen* of lb* present m«vem*nt that I* causing lb*
local real eatat* men so much uneasiness, In this .trip strangers are
paying big prices for block* of land .nd th* purchase* *r* not la
small lots, but In entire blocks.
, mong the heavy purchasers Is J. I", Woodward, who appear* to
bar* com* her* from bo en* know* where and ha* plenty of money
Ito scatter about the city In consideration for deed* to tide land*. It*
ha* succeeded la getting a firm hold on Mock IS* and gobbled up a
good part of lie. These two lot* extend" from north to south and sr*
adjacent
Mr. Woodwsrd gives no reason for hi* purchase., and th. sellers
consider It Is non. of their buslne** a., long .. be puts up th* rash st
somewhat advanced price*. The »*ll*rs would very much like to
know wbst the purchsser ■« going to do. but so long us they *r. not
'T-gßd r*- _„„_,,.'„■_
TUB! Will. 111. LETT IN TUB DARK
(ihtll something more definite Is don*. Other men e.ju .i.'y as silent
a. to their purpose arc making extensive purchases, and already a
rood deal of property has changed hand*.
A f|w m*n ere Inclined to think the movement Is only In th* -ire
if a speculation, but other* who ar* In position to know, ar* posltlv*
n tb* assertion thst Mr. llarrtman knows Just what will be done with
he property. Another month Is expected to explain th* whole prob
em *nd It will then be found, It I. predicted, that th* ITnlon P*elfl<j
md Southern Paciflo hay* necured their terminal ground* In Seattle.
The Puget Bound Electric Railroad Company has entered the field
... purchaser of tide land property In the section where the present
I movement Is going on. Just what obect the road can have In this I*
r"r,t known, but It Is strongly hinted thai It might not Im- entirety out
of sympathy with the Ilnrrtrmin deal. The property recently acquire!
by thla eontpan I* odarent to that purchased by Mr, Woodward and Is
thought might I'- s part of the stvm* proposition. *
11. 11. Dearborn, who sold blot h tit. said thl* morning thst he had
no poeitlv* Information s* to th* reason of th* movement He did not
know the purchaser of th* propert snd considered II Strang* thst such
a hi.- amount should hay* been .Cfitilrrd as Is now rnnngmg hands,
i • !' S«
TKERB WAH BOMB BPBCIAI, lirAHON F>i(t IT.
(Continued nn Pegs I)
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The Seattle Star
SEATTLE. WASIUNGTON.MONDAY, JUNK ao. 11,04
STEAMER SLOCUM DISASTER
THIS UNE OP BEAD IHIPIKB EXTENDED AIjONG THE HIIOKB MY A BOS AND INCLUDED 1-1
WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THE BOAT CONTAINS PI REM EN GOING AITER MORE BODIES.
THIS IS A PICTURE OP TUB sum i vi TAKEN WHILE THE n.AMMViiM- at THEIR WORST.
WITH PinEBOATS PIAYING BT BEAMS OK WATER ON THE BURNING \-S3EI-
PUTTING THE IIODIH3 OK WOMLN VIUTIMH OP THE BLOCUII .iiitoii INTO iin PATROI
WAGON, Willi II CONVEYED THEM TO THE M''ll'.rß
I.' i: SIXrCUM ASSHK API-Kill* NOW
TARIFF REVISION THE
TALK OF THE HOUR
CniCAiiO. June, 20,-Tsrlff r*»l
slim talk It it.l.l.lug up to worry the
platform makers stnoßg Iftt Itcpub
-i.....
11.11 leaders, .lilt now soil then ru
■lor* of .l*ni|.e.le. being planned
for Code Joe Cannon for presidency
and Vi c 1-.. , I. mr. are the fest
ures of the ■)_> tires .-illrii the gstb
etiii. of tb* i l.ti" at Hi* Coliseum
tomorrow.
Uesldes tb* '..Irm.nslili' of tbe
national laillp.lgll commute* and
the vie*-presidency booms the plat
form that will be adopted Is a sub
ject ' l,at >■ being discussed with
considerable latere*! today. While
Secretary -the* at. others of the
.ilniiiiuttsiioii are apparently try-
ing to head off the talk of seriously
meddling with he tariff question.
: It seem* that th* question of tariff
revision will ii.it down. Secretary
Shsw said tbts morning:
"In n.i Judgment tbe tariff ques-
I tion will come first. The deelara
! tlon on thsl subject will practically
I follow lb* one of four years sgn
There has been no change la roadt-
I ttoas and the utterance of the par
jty will 'ii- iterated The lows
Idea ha* bees shelled by lowa It
| self, and although there will b* so
declarstloa I* th* effect that there
j will he no j revision In th* tariff
I schedule, neither sill there be any
j prom ere of a revision la tb* near
future or later '?; :
"Of 'cuttrse, Ihe platform will con
sider th* net que. Hon Tbe ad
mtnlstration's policy will be ap-
I proved, but there will lie no decla
ration • ing on congress for riot
on* ..'..'ti There will probably be
a demand that tbe tariff be remov
ed from article* on which there Is
any competition ta trade, but 1 don't
think It .111 go further than that."
I la the platform tber* sill be a
Philippine plank promising some
sort of autonomy to the Filipinos.
but conditions will be st tat bed de
manding high standards of clvltlta
j Hon from the brown turn befur*
{ this step Is taken
Gov. Cummins, of loss sent
to th* convention am a delegate at
Urge by the .land p*C coeveß
tlon. aays there Is a big • hang* of
sentiment sine* Ih* sdoptton of that
COBV*ntl..|i a platform. We believe
tariff should oot lie en high aa to
permit home prod ur era to sell good*
st ti "f i'» that may be rslled unusu
ally large."
_Mtat.tr llanshroiigb of North Da
kota la also miking a fight for tar
iff revision «■
Other subjects of lb* platform will
JOE CANNON.
Who ssid today: "I cannot accept
the Vice-Presidency, If It were
studded with diamonds and prc
leiii..! on a plattet of gold."
tutu !i on th* relations of this gov
ernment with foreign countries, on
tbe construction of the I'm una ca-j
nal. the settlement of tbe coal strike'
and the relations of labor snd capl-'
' tal to Porto Kit un snd Cuban poll-j
cles.
The c hlef mltslon of the Porto 111 1
' ran delcßitlon is to secure s plank j
in favor uf extending to the lainl
rrs recognition ss cltlrens snd lutik
tng tn ultimate statehood.
Buffering from a cold caught in
the recent Hilnuis dead-lock BOBTStt-l
Hon, Speaker Cattnoti Is ronflned to!
his room here, whllit his daughter j
administers medicine. • Maintaining
bis seclusion, the speaker .1 ml ,
mil.'i Ills i mi! i.!i nihil cronies snd v
few dozen newspaper friend.. To th* I
latter ho said lint* waa nothing to;
ndd to what tie ha I already said tin'
the vice presidential boom started
by the New Yorkers, lis would de
cline It If the nomination were ten
dr-red t.i him **** .
Portlier Hecrctury of the Navy
for Vice tire* I ill-lit ".as John Hay,
i.'.iii. i.titi lotfsy bis parsons] cbolos
"Just think of .in ii n ticket —
"ROOSEVELT AND HAY—
It would sweep the country."
Minnesota delegates talk of pre
senting the inline of Governor Van
Bent fur vice president. At a dele
i gallon meeting this evening the
I THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE
; THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEW* .
VOL. 6. NO. 103.
QUESTION BOOS UP THE DAY BEFORE 810 0. 0. P. GATHER.
INO—UNCLE JOE TELLS HIS FRIENDS WHAT'S WHAT IN
EMPHATIC TERMS
j matter *•• formally considered. II
Is expected that lowa Will second
tb* nomination. Pennsylvania will
support Fairbanks.
Without doubt Joe Cannon It th*
moat Interesting personality here.
Around blm renters most of th*
gossip snd on him sre bstked the
hopes that toniethlag may happen
to lift tbe convention out of tbe rut
of dryness. Hut Ihe Illlnolssn Is
emphatic In opposition to this Idea
A well defined story la out to the
effect that certain West Virginia,
. Missouri and Pennsylvania dele
gat ** sre preparing to
I.AI'NCH A PRf_SII)ENTIAI. BOOM
Tor (he speaker snd thai they pro
i pose st the psyt bologlral moment
to put s number of bands on tbe
street st the besd of a procession of
delegate* bearing Csnnon bsnnera.
Needle** to tun the plan baa not
lbs support of either Penrose or
Scott snd It Is the usual thing at
every convention, like tbe talk to
nomlnste Roosevelt Instead of Mc-
Klnley st Phllsdrlphls four yearn
arri and similar talk of nominating
Hill Instead of tlrysa st Katies.
Ctty.
Cannon sent for Conrr**sm*n
■berm.n of New York, 'hi. morn
ing and for 10 minutes there SB- I
lively session la t'nrle .toe's room
ll* lull Bhermsn he understood
fthermsa was moving a special New
York delegation that was conspiring
i* stampede In the convention for
Cannon for vlce-presldent.
**l sail* this blank nonsense slop
ped." said Cannon emphaticslly. "I
wouldn't accept the vice-presidency
If II were studded with diamonds
ami presented on a platter of solid
gold"
Sherman said afterwards that In
cte Jo* gat* him the worst conking
he ever got in hi* life sad be prom
ised blood.
•*Oom Htiethv** Cullom snd Gov.
Yates, of Illinois, sre
AT IT HAMMER AND TONGS
today for control of this delegation
and ultimate seats In the conven
tion. At a session this afternoon
th* delegation will'select a ebalr-
631 BODIES
itmmi
Illy Scrlpps Nt*. Ass's.)
NEW YORK.June **0 — Seven bod
lea. three of women, three of girls
and on* lit a boy, victims of lb*
Urnersl Kloeum disaster, were pick
ed up on lamg I sit sound this
morning. This make* to dat* 437 1
bodies recovered. Th* bodies are
coming In shore every hour at dif- !
ferent place*. 1 rs hundred ami
seventy-five have been Identified.
Today the relief fund smounts to
$35,000. of which 1' """ will be ex
pended for funeral, and 110.000 for
temporary relief. Tbe relief com- |
mute* proposes raising *• addition
al fund of 1123.00Q to csre for the
tn plums and aged people made des
titute by the disaster.
The coroner's Inquest to deter
mine the responsibility for lb* dis
aster begins todsy. Two hundred
witnesses have been subpoenaed,
and the exhibits Include decayed
I life preservers, csnvas hose, water
I barrels snd standplpcs.
Met*, GRONLUND'S LECTURE
A benefit will be tendered the
I Young Women's Prsternlty of the
ll'nltartan church tomorrow evening
lat .8 o'clock, when Mrs. iJuircnce
Gronltind will give an address upon
"The Old Catholic Missions of Cal
ifornia," outlining the part lb**
played In the peettpatlon and settlc
l ment of that state—ln palmy days
a province of Spain. The talk will
It* well Illustrated with strmpttcon
views of Ihe old adobe structures.
SONG FEST AT THE PARK
The Seattle Lledrrkraut held Its ;
annual sariigcrtett at Madison park
pat illiitii yesterday sfternoon and
the concert waa nt tended by a large
number of people. The well-trained
chorus, composed of 2i»o voices, was
under the direction ol Prof. Alfred
Lueben. Selections by the Norden
Singing society, of i'..ii!.ud. were
tnuch enjoyed.
JOE YOUNG MUST GO
Joe Young, an odd local tliaiao
ter, tin* again been banished from
Ihe city by order of Chief of Police
DstaasTi Joe's bobby Is a peculiar
kind of religion which hi recently '
liivi'titt'tl and be Inn. been iuhKliik
I himself a general nulr-ir.. c arountl
25 CENTS PER MONTH
an an.l the senator lares b* ,
will have It Yale* saya Day. Tb*
vote will be t lose.
A a meeting of the tuition.! ecm
n. ii tee this morning the ways end
means of preventing the Wlaroßsla
fight from being brought Into th*
convention wss discussed. It BBS
definitely decided by Governor 1-t
Pol'ette to bring his contest befor*
th* convention If b* can obtain a
minority report from th* commute*
on credentials. Hticb a ruling by
L.881.1K M SHAW j
Secretary of the Treasury, who to
il.v said there would be bo dee
larstlonln favor of tariff revision.
__________———
the credentials committee, hoeittr,
is not looked for.
A vice ..residential boom for Sec
retary of War TaR was started this
afternoon by Charles Emory BsiHfc
and ex-Qovernor Crsn* of Maaaa*
c—asetla. ,
Hit. Is StiU Sick
•WASHINGTON. I). C. June «*.—
Congressman 'list Is SUM confined
to hi. room, but he I* *ot—i better
his morning.
the tin ll* also has a knowledge
of slum politics which makes him
•a undesirable character to an ale
leged reform administration.
Victoria Won Ball Game
VICTORIA; June 20-—Victoria
son the opening baseball game of
the Pugi t Sound league with .attle
at thU place yesterday by a scor*
of 10 to 5. There waa a large crowd
sttending tbe gam*, and ta spite of
the fsct that attic was Is a crip
pled condition, owing to her bavins
lost some ot her best player*, she
acquitted herself well. Ititbet. of
Victoria, made s bom* run In tb*
third Inning.
McLeod Won Out
REI-LtNGIIAM. June 20.—Dan
Mrl-snd. (he ex-chsmplon wrestler,
won his match with Joe Carroll.
Saturday night. The three rails
were made with s crotch and bslf-
Neltenn. In the preliminary rrvtih
betw-.c Pred Ottnderson »nd I-.W
--n n. * Miller. Gunderson's arm was
dislocated after 1 minute of wrest*
ling.
FIGHTING DOGS
DISTURBLD COURT
Dog fighting II the street beneath
tbe windows of bis courtroom la
something Federal Judge Hanford
doe* not propose to stand for. lie
notified Chief of Police Delauey
this morning that If be did not
do something '.. stop the prsrtlc*
young loafers have of matching
their canine gladlatora I"'! met ti th*
maple trees on Marlon street, near
Fourth avenue, tho higher powers ot
the court would be exerdsed against
the nuisance.
Frederick Turner, professor of
history In the University of Wis
consin, p.n :..■.I through Seattle, yes
terday On bis May to California,
where he will lecture during th*
summer session of hie University of
California. Professor Turn*t Is so
compatiled on his trip by his wife
and daughter.
Rj s decision tn favor of th*
plaintiff and a division of th* com
munity property Bupertor Judg*
GrlHln has ended Hie sensational
divorce stilt of Prank Thayer, a
wealthy architect of Alaska, against
his wife, Mr*. Mlnule Thayer. Th*
case was tr(eU before Judge Griffin
•.'..!.:! months ago and taken ,11 Joi

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