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VOL. XIV. NO. 21
There is Chaos In Neigh
borhood of St. Louis
Is Yet Only a Matter of Conjecture but (
Conditions Indicate That Loss or
Life and Property Will Be Great.
St. Louis, June 8. So great an extent
of territory Is covered by the flood, so
constantly changing are the conditions
as the water creeps higher and renders
the situation the more chaotic, and so
unreliable are the various rumors of
the devastation that a substantiated
summary of the losses of life and prop
erty cannot be obtained, but up to. 8
o'clock tonight information from ap
parently the most reliable sources
showed the situation to be as follows:
River stage, 37.5 feet, stationary.
Twenty lives known to have been lost.
More than 200,000 acres of rich farm
ing lands under water.
All of Venice arid the greater parts
of Madison and Granite City under wa
ter. Twenty-five thousand people rendered
Freight t raffle completely paralyzed
and passenger traffic practically stop
ped. The shipping and manufacturing dis
trict of East St. Louis for three miles
along the river front is under from
three to eight feet of water.
Hundreds and probably thousands of
head of stock drowned.
East St. Louis threatened with com
plete inundation.
St. Louis flooded only along the water
Entire property loss estimated at $3.
000,000. River thieves are looting the various
vacant houses in Venice, Madison and
Granite City and carrying away every
thing of value they can find.
Throughout the entire flooded district
men with riot guns are patrolling the
levees to prevent pillaging and anxious
to try their marksmanship upon some
possible river thieves caught in the act,
but the thives have pillaged houses sit
uated far from the levees, where they
are safe from detection.
Word was ieceived here at 1 o'clock
this morning that the levee near Madi
son, on which gangs of men were work
ing, gave way, and that fifteen men,
employes of the American Car & Foun
dry works, lost their , lives. About 150
men were reported imprisoned on -a sec
tion of the levee that is slowly crum
bling and all means of escape have been
cut off.
A small steamer frcm St. Charles suc
ceeded in reaching Black Walnut and
tne 200 imperiled people were taken
from the island in safety.
Wahsington, D. C June 8. Tele
graphic advices to the postoffice depart
ment today report that the mail service
in the flooded section in the Missouri
and Mississippi valleys is Improving ex
cept in the vicinity of St. Louis, where
conditions are rapidly growing worse.
The report from St. Louis says: "The
Missouri Pacific, -Wabash. 'Frisco and
Iron Mountain are the only lines south
of Hannibal and St. Joseph In Eastern
Missouri now running. The Wabash
and Alton are Impassable between here
and Mitchell. The Mississippi is very
high and rising. Indications are that
connections with the east side of the
river may be broken here."
The crest of the flood has been reach
ed and the river Is falling. At 1:30
o'clock the gauge registered 37.1 feet,
indicating a fall of 0.4 of a foot since 7
o'clock this evening. Reports from
along the river indicate that it is fall
ing. The highwater mark of the great
flood of 1903 as established at St. Louis
is 37.5.
Which Grew to Luxuriance in "Twenty-foar
The Phoenix Eenterprlse, which ad
vertises to "publish news twenty-four
hours ahead of other Phoenix papirs."
ma.de yesterday afternoon what is
known in theological writings as a.
mlscue and published some news twenty-four
hours after it had been rejeiv
ed by freight unaccompanied by .'ce, a
most dangerous proceeding at th; t ea
son of the year. It purported to bo .1
telegram from Bisbee descriptive of the
ordering of the 'Arizona Rangei t i
Clifton and Morenci in anticipation of
trouble' on account of the strike follow
ing the going into effect of the einht
hour law. The same matter was pub
lished in the Bisbee Review of last Sat
urday couched In precisely the 'same
classical language In which it appeared
more than "twenty-four hours" later In
the Eenterprise. It was a local story in
the' Enterprise. It was a local story in
of a date line grew on it while it was
being shipped to Phoenix by fast
The authorities had desired to main
tain secrecy regarding the movement of
the rangers and had asked that nothing
be published regarding the order. The
story, however, got out without author
ization at Bisbee and Tucson.
The situation at Clifton and Moren l
and In the adjoining camps is said to be
very satisfactory. There are no signs
of an outbreak but It is true that the
rangers were sent to Bisbee. or somj of
them were. Just as they are sent about
through the territory to be on the
ground in the case of an emergency.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 8. Kid Car
ter, the Brooklyn fighter, tonight
knocked out Joe Butler of this city In
the first round.
New York, June 8. Heldclbaeh. Iek
clheimer & Co., have engaged $7.10,000
gold, and Foldman, Sachs & Co. $1.
000,000 gold, for shipment to Europe to
morrow. It was said yesterday that
L. von Hoffman & Co. engaged $250,
000 and G. Amsinck $150,000, both for
shipment to Germany. This makes the
total to go out tomorrow $1,700,000.
Santiago de Cuba, June 8. Share
holders of the Guantanamo . railroad
have decided to improve the port of
Guantanamo by building a deep water
wharf and storage warehouse. , The
company will also extend the railroad
to Santiago and connect It with the
Van Home system. The plans will
open up one of the richest agricultural
sections of the Island.
Gathering of Armed Men About the
Imprisoned Cattlemen.
Topeka. Kans.. June 8 Reports were
received here tonight that large bodies
of armed men are assembled at Good
land. St. Marys and at the Berry ranch
In Cheyenne county.
The gatherings are considered as
demonstrations against Chauncey
Dewey and his two cowboys, now being
escorted to St. Francis by a company
of militia.
o -
The Only Obstacle in the Way of a
Kansas Legislative Session.
Topeka, Kans.. June S. It is regard
ed as practically certain that there will
be a special ression cf the Kansas
legislature m two weeks to relieve
some of the suffering caused by the
ilood of last week. If a siocial session
la called it will be fur the purpose of
building bridges washed away by the
Kansas City is especially interested
in th2 session because there were thir
teen Kansas river bridges washed out
in . that city. Eight bridges were
washed cut in Shawnee county, besides
the street railway bridge. The gover
nor is said to be opposed to calling a
special session for the purpose of mak
ing a general flood relief appropriation
for the reason that such action would
effectually prevent further contribu
tions toward the relief of the sufferers.
It - has been suggested that the
session should provide seed for the
farmers in the Kaw valley. These
farmers, if given potatoes immediately,
can raise a good crop yet this year.
The first line to get direct communi
cation between Topeka and the east
was the Santa Fe. Tonight the Santa
Fe got its St. Joseph line open. Begin
ning tomorrow morning it will com
mence making daily relief trips be
tween Topeka and Kansas City,
Mrs. N. 0. Murphy Seriously Hurt at
Dodge City. Kansas.
Prescott. Ariz., June 8. (Special.)
Word was received by Mr. F. M. Mur
rhy from his brother, former Governor
N. O. Murphy, early this morning, that
Mrs. N. O. Murphy had been seriously
injured in a railroad wreck at Dodge
City, Kas. Later telegrams developed
'nat the nature of the wrcr.v vas not
svrious in itself and that two curs had
left the ra:ls while the train was pro-ce-iiir:j;
eastbound at the usual speed.
Unfortunately, however, at the time
of th; derailment, Mrs. Mur;hv ap
pears to have been standing on tlis
platform of one of the Pullmans which
left the track and was thrown about
twenty feet and with great force to the
ground. Governor Murphy telegrapheu
his brother this afternoon to the effect
that the physician In attendance said
she had sustained serious internal in
juries, but he hoped that sho would
withstand the shock.
Former Governor and Mrs. Murphy,
accompanied by Miss Hunt, left for I he
City of Mexico about three weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Murphy Intended to go
from there to attend the commence
ment exercises of the Garden City (L.
1.) tcademy, where their son Paul has
bee", at school for the last four years.
Man's Discovery of Suicide of His
York. Pa.. June 8. With a long strip
of muslin torn from a bed sheet, Mrs.
Levi Bortner, forty-nine years old,
hanged herself last night from a pear
tree In the orchard of her husband's
home, near Longstown.
Mrs. Bortner had been In ill-health
and was given to melancholy moods.
Shortly before 10 o'clock last night she
disappeared from the house. Her ab
sence being noted by her husband, he
went to thoj tarn in search! o his wife,
when he walked against her dqad body
swinging from the pear tree directly
across his path. She leaves six small
From the United States Circuit Court
of the Eighth District.
Washington, D. C, June 8. Attorney
General Knox today received the resig
nation of Judge Henry C. Caldwell of
the United States circuit court of the
eighth district. His home was in Little
Rock, Arkansas.
Judge Caldwell retires under the act
of congress which authorizes the re
tirement of the United States judges
when they have attained the oge of 70
years or have served ten years or more
on the bench.
He Will Never Claim 'It
Again in the World.
A Negro Who So Far Forgot Himself
as to Leave the Matter to the Arbi
trament of a Bullet.
Macon, Ga., June 8. W. Cope, Jr.,
whose father was one of the leading
members of the Georgia bar, whs in
stantly killed by a negro named Banjo
Peavy, on the former's farm near Fort
Valley, this afternoon.
The negro owed Mr. Winslow a small
amount of money and was asked to
work out the debt. He refused and
shot Mr. Winslow through the fore
head. .
Peavy was soon captured and turned
over to the sheriff. "At 8:30 o'clock to
night the officer and guard were over
powered and the negro was hanged.
His body was riddled with bullets,
Boston, June 8. Rain and plenty of
it tonight ended the fifty days' drouth
in northern and southern New England
and quenched most of the forest fires
which have turned vast areas into
blackened wastes. The rain already
has drenched the entire New England
coast line.
Washington, Pa June 8. Albert
Zediker, a dairyman living near h3re,
wan chased Into his barn by a vicious
bull this morning and pinned to the
floor by the animal's horns. The bull
trampled him until he was unconscious.
He was found by his son and given
medical attention, but cannot' recover.
o . "
The Last Vestige of the U. P. Has
Been Wiped Out.
Omaha, N:b., June S. The last echo
of. the shopmens strike on the Union
Pacific died away today when the
blacksmiths completed terms of settle
ment with President Burt and Super
intendent of Motive Power McKson.
The agreement as finally concluded
and slgnod provides:
That the men return to work next
Tuesday: all th? old men will le re-inftat-d
who apply for work within
thirty days: the matter of piece work
Is left to the discretion of the men; an
average increase of ten per cent, in
pay: nine hcurs is to constitute a day's
work; The n-atter of non-union, mm is
left to adjust itself.
The statement was officially given
out by both sides. Both the former
strikers and tha company are appar
ently satisfied with the terms of the
Troughout the con Terences with the
different branches of the striking shop
men the best of feeling has prevailed
and the men express satisfaction with
the treatment they have received at
the hands of President Burt. About
2C0 blacksmiths and helpers are affect
ed, seventy-live of whom return to the
Omaha shops.
Paid Money to Settle a StriKe and
Didn't Do It.
New York. June 8. Samuel Parke?,
business agent o the Housesmith's and
Bridgemen's union, was arrested today
and held in bonds for his appearance
tomorrow on a charge of extortion by
President Paulson of the Hecla Iron
works, and R. A. McCord. son of the
president of the American Bridge com
pany. It is alleged that Parkes was
given a check for $2,000 to settle the
strike in the Hecla Iron works in May,
After his arraignment Parkes said
he took the check In question but he
said It was to be used for the "waiting
time" of the men on strike. A large
number of men received money from
the check.
Affecting the Yards of the New York
M.etals Trades Men.
New York, June 8. The machinists
in the yards of the Townsend-Downey
Shipbuilding company, went on strike
today and in doing so completed a
general strik" of the machinists In a,Il
the ship yards of the firm belonging to
the New York Metal Trades associa
tion, in Greater New York, New Jersey
and on Staten Island.
Practically all the local ship building
firms are memb;rs of the Metal Trades
association, and 'the strike Involves
2,000 machinists or more.
Increas? of from 7 to 20 Per Cent. Offi
cially Announced.
Pittsburg. June 8. An advance .in
the price of window glass has been
officially announced. The increase is
equivalent to an advance of 20 per cent,
in the nrice of the small sizes and
about 7 per cent, in all sizes above the
third bracket.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the National Window Glass
Jobbers' association and the American
federation and Independent producing
companies in New York Thursday, the
sale of 300,000 boxej" by the associated
manufacturing concerns wlfl be con
firmed. Negotiations will be opened for
another large order.
Late Reports Show That the Trouble
Was Serious.
Vienna, June 8. Details of the riots
which accurred at Agram. Croatia,
Sunday and Monday last, show they
were extremely serious. The police
were quite powerless until the troops
were called out Sunday night after a
day of disorder. The rioters extin.
guished the street lamps and drew
wires around Ilea square, with the re
sult that many mounted police were un
horsed. The disturbances continued
until after midnight, and only ceased
on an officer threatening to order the
troops to fire. The riots were resumed
on Monday and continued during the
whole day. Almost all the windows of
the offices of the Hungarian state rail
roads and the residences of numerous
Hungarian officials were smashed, and
an atttempt was made to burn the of
fices of the Agrammer Zeitung.
The Results of Struggles in the Four
Leagues Yesterday.
At St. Louis New York-St. Louis
game postponed. New. York team un
able to arrive on time.
At Chicago R. li. e.
Chicago 8 9 4
Boston 6 9 5
Batteries Wycker and Kling; Fit
tinger. Piatt and Moran.
At Pittsburg It. if. E.
Pittsburg 2 7 1
Philadelphia 0 8 3
Butteries Leever and Phelps; Sparks
and Roth.
At Cincinnati H. H. E.
Cincinnati : l 7 l
Brooklyn 0 2 0
Batteries Suthoff and Pietz;
Schmidt and Jacklitsch.
At New York New York-St. Louis
game, postponed on account of wet
At Washington R. H. E.
Washington 2 6 2
Cleveland 6 10 1
Batteries Orth and Clark; Joss and
At Philadelphia R. H. E.
Chicago 15 4
Philadelphia 5 9 2
Batteries White and McFarland;
Bender and Schreck.
At Des Moines Colorado Springs
DesMoines game postponed on account
of rain.
At Omaha Omaha-Denver game
postponed on account of rain.
At Peoria II. II. E.
Peoria 3 " 2
Kansas City 0 4 2
Batteries Alloway and Wilson; Ca
ble and Ulrich.
At Milwaukee It. II. E.
Milwaukee 13 2
St. Joseph 5 10 I
Batteries Swormstcd and Lucia;
Diehl and Garvin.
At Columbus Columbus, 5; St. Paul,
At Boston Boston, 6: Detroit. 1.
At Louisville Louisville, 2; Milwau
kee. 3.
At Indianapolis Indianapolis, 2;
Kansas City, 6.
At Toledo Toledo-Minneapolis game
The Famous Comic Paper of Mexico
Went Too Far.
Mexico City. June 8. With an order
from the first correctional judge, the
police . today presented themselves at
the office of the illustrated comic paper.
El Padre Del Ahuizote. and confiscated
the entire issue of the last number,
which contained articles against, and
cartoons of the high officials of the
The establishment was closed up and
the editors imprisoned.
Pottsville, Pa.. June S. Joseph Hen
dricksOn, a young man employed by the
Adams Express company, and the only
support of a widowed mother, was
struck by a passing engine while he
was loading baggage on a truck here
today, thrown to the track, run over
and frightfully mangled.
We Are All in the Apprentice Class.
When a simple change of diet brings
back health and happiness the story is
briefly told. A lady, of Springfield, 111.,
says: "After being afflicted for years
with nervousness and heart trouble, I
received a shock four years ago that
left me In such a condition that my life
was despaired of. I could get no relief
from doctors, nor from the numberless
heart and nerve medicines I tried be
cause I didn't know that the coffee
was dally putting me back more than
the doctors were putting me ahead.
"Finally at the request of a friend I
left off coffee and began the use of
Postum and against my convictions I
gradually improved In health until for
the past six or eight months I have
been entirely free from nervousness
and those terrible sinking, weakening
spells of heart trouble.
"My troubles all came from the use
of coffee, which I had drunk from
childhood, and yet they disappeared
when I quit coffee and took up the use
of Postum." Names given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek. Mich.
Many people marvel at the effects of
leaving off coffee and drinking Postum,
but there is nothing marvelous about it
only common sense.
Coffee is a destroyer Postum Is a re
builder. That's the reason.
Many Tribesman Who De
fied French Authority '
Bombardment Which Destroyed a
Sacred Mosque and Will LiKely
Bring the Rebels to Terms. .
Beni Ounif, .Algeria. June 8. The
French artillery opened a preliminary
fire at 5:30 o'clock this morning on Fig
uig, the stronghold of the rebellious
Zenaga tribesmen who recently attack
ed and tried to ambush Governor Gen
eral Jonnart and his escort, of whom
thirteen were seriously Injured. The
actual bombardment began at 7:30
o'clock and lasted until 11 a. m., when
a great destruction of houses had been
wrought. The mosque was destroyed
and It is believed that a great number
of the natives were killed.
At 9:30 a. m. the French troops occu
pied Juive hill and another eminence,
both strategic positions, by a surprise
movement. From these hills the artil
lery made excellent practice, and melin
ite shells made a big breach In the
ramparts and destroyed a multitude of
houses. Finally the fire was concen
trated on vie mosque, which was much
venerated, and the edifice was blown to
At 11 o'clock the French guns were
withdrawn to Djennan-Ed Dar, where
General O'Connor was awaiting offers
of submission when this dispatch left.
Throughout the engagement there was
no loss on the French side. The French
artillery fired 600 shells at the town.
At 3:30 this afternoon an envoy from
the Ameer of Figuig arrived at this
pUce". It is possible that if the Figuig
tribesmen do not come to terms, other
villages In the oasis will be bombarded.
The expedition will rest tomorrow.
Which Overcame the Jews Is Feared
in Another Russian District.
Berlin, Juno 8. According to a dis
patch from Iemberg. the papers in
that town published air occcunt of the
renewal of the Jew-baiting at Bor:s
teezko. Russia, near Brody Galicla.
Twenty thousand peasants assembled
at the annual fair threatened to mas
sacre the Jews, who are panic stricken,
closed their stores and houses and tele
graphed to the governor for protection.
A hundred of the Jews fled to Vsyn, on
the Austrian border.
All Streams Overflowing from Melting
Tacoma. Wash., June 8. The hot
woather of the past few days Is rapidly
melting the snows in the mountains
and all the streams are rising. The
Green river is bank high while the
waters of the White river have al
ready poured water down the Stuck
valley until it Is up to the fences in the
The Puyallup river is also bank full.
Railroad men and mill men are watch
ing the situation in expectation of
more or less trouble.
u '
The Hammering Down of StocKs Is
Going On.
New York. June 8. Further severe
inroads upon prices of stocks were
made today under a renewal of active
Atchison. 67: do pfd. 921 : C. & O..
38: Big Fcur, 84: C. & S., 16V4: do pfd.
G9; do second pfd. 25Vi: Erie. 32;
Great Northern pfd. 180; Manhattan.
136K: Metropolitan. 1251; M. P.. 101:
N. J. C. 163; N. Y. C. 123: Pennsyl
vania, 24: St. L. & S. F.. 69; do pfd.
74: do second pfd. 62; St. Paul. 49:
S. P.. 49: U. P., 79: Amalgamated
Copper, 03; Anaconda, 85: Sugar.
116: U. S. Steel. 31: do pfd. SOVi:
W. U.. S3V2; Santa Fe Copper, V.
U. S. re?. 2s, re?.. lOS'-i; coupon, 106;
3s., rcg. and coupon, 107: new 4s, reg.
and coupon. 13o; old 4s. reg.. 110;
coupon. 111; Ds, reg. and coupon, 102.
New York. June 8. Copper declined
lis 6d foi spot in London, where it
closed at 57 2s 6d and f2s 6d for fu
tures, which were finally quoted at 55
lis 6d. Locally, copper was dull and
nominally lower.
Lake and electrolytic are quoted at
$14 50(n $14.70 and casting at $14.00.
Lead was unchanged at 11 10s in
London and at $4.37 in New York.
Spelter wa3 unchanged at 21 2s 5d In
London and at $5.75 on the local mar
ket. Bar silver. 53c.
Mexican dollais, 42c.
New York, June 8. Wool firm; do
mestic fleece, 2032c. Hides quiet.
Chicago. June 8. The grain markets
were governed almost entirely by the
weather and ruled weaker. July wheat
closed c lower, July corn c lower
and oats down c.
Provisions closed steady, the Sep
tember, products being from 5c lower to
5c higher.
July wheat opened at 75c to 75c,
sold off to 74c, closed at 75c.
July corn closed at 47c after selling
hetween 47c and 4Sc. .
July oats closed at 36c after rang
ing between 36c and 3Gc.
Chicago. June 8. Cattle Receipts,
:3.000 head: active: steadv: eood to
prime steers, $4.90(?5.50; poor to medi
um, $4.00&4.80; etockers and feeders,
$3.00W4.85; cows, J1.60ri4.75: heifers,
$2.255.00; canners. $1.60(S,3.O0; bulls,
$2.5014.30; calves, $2.50?j 6.73; Texas fed
steers, $4.00 4.60.
Sheep Receipts. 16,000 head: sheep
steady and strong; lambs steady; good
to choice wethers. J4.50&3.25; fair to
choice mixed, $3.50(fr4.25; western sheep.
$4.105.25; native lambs, $.105j7.10;
western lambs, $4 507.15; springs, $5P
To Be Instituted by District Attorney
Jerome Today.
New York, - June 8. The American
will tomorrow say that District Attor
ney Jerome has announced that he-will
this week begin a "John Doe proceed
ings" before a magistratein which he
will make a thorough and impartial in
vestigation into all the causes that have
resulted in the long delay of building
operations in this city and the Idleness
of more than 100,000 men for over a
Kansas City Is Rising From the
Kansas City, Mo.. June 8. All the la
borers obtainable were put to work to
day In the region submerged. The rail
roads have reclaimed only a small part
of their 'yards. The Western Union
stretched a cable across, the Kansas
river tonight, thus closing an Important
gap. The Missouri Pacific has begun
to repair Its Kansas river bridge and
trains will cross lafe this week. Many
of the animals thrown into tae river
from the stock yards lodged in Kansas
City, Kas., and several hundred dead
hogs are stranded In the railroad yards
of the West Bottoms. Otherwise sani
tary conditions are good.
Many factories resumed work today
and others will start tomorrow. The
number of refugees In the several
camps decreased steadily and the relief
work need not be continued long.
The stock yards will open for busi
ness tomorrow. The cable railroad to
the stock, yards will begin operations to
morrow morning. The Santa Fe, the
Frisco, Missouri, Kansas & Texas and
the Rock Island are using the union de
pot. The Missouri Pacific, the Chicago,
St. Joseph & Grand Island. Great West
ern, the Burlington and the Milwaukee
lines are operating by boat to Ran
dolph and thence north by railroad.
Tne Milwaukee is using the Missouri
- aclfic north from Kansas City. Kas.
The Wabash lines are not operating out
of Kansas City.
Of the Slayer of the Death Watch is
Now a Guess.
Glasgow, Mont., June S. Up to a
late hour today no report had been
received from the posse pursuing the
four prisoners who escaped from th3
city jail here Saturday night after
killing the death watch. Charles Wil
liams, and beating into insensibility
Deputy Sheriff Rutter and Jailor Dil
lard. Two horses were stolen from the
Patton ranch last night and it is sup
posed the fugitives are making for the
Bud Lands where, armed as they are,
they can stand oft many men. One
posse of twenty-five men are hot on
the trail and fifty more left Glasgow
this morning. At daylight two of the
men. thought to be Brown and Hardee,
were seen near Milk river going cast,
and riding hard on jaded horses. Sher
iff Buckley of Fort Benton; and George
Hall, United States marshal, have
joined the posse. There is strong
talk of lynching if they are taken alive,
but this is hardly possible.
Washington. D. C, June 8. As a re
sult of the postoffice investigation what
Is known as the "flying squadron" of
special agents of the rural free delivery
service has been abolished as useless.
You Can Get
Good board and coolest place to sleep
in Phoenix at The Nordrach. Mrs. E.
B. Allen, Mgr. No sick people.
Paid-up Capital. SIOO.OOO. Surplus and Undivided Froflts. ST5.W0 no
E. B. GAGE, President. T. W. P EMBER TON. Vice Pres. H. J. M'CLUNO. Chlr
L. B. LARIMER, Assistant Cashier.
' Steel-lined Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes. General Banklnff Busi
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Paid-up Capital, tl00.000.0Q. Surplus and Undivided Profits. SSO.00O.M.
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R. N. FREDERICKS. Cashier. W. C. BRANDON. Assistant Cmhlr.
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ing business transacted. Directors F. M. Murphy, E. B. Ga (re. Morris Ooldtr.
John C. Herndon, F. G. Brecht, D. M. Ferry, R. N. Fredericks.
Long Distance Telephone No. G4L
Bought and
Suite 4, Union Block, Prescott, Arizona.
Brokers in mining slocks, mines sod Investments.
Gen. Taft Believes It Is
Are Not All That Couid Be Desired
But He Believes the Philippine Gov
ernment Can Successfully Contend
With Them.
Washington. D. C June 8. The war
department today made public a rejort
received from General Taft. replying to
statements made by Lieutenant Gener
al Miles after his visit to the island
last year.
The report is dated Eenguet. April 1.
and says: "I cm in receipt by reference
from the chief of the bureau of insular
affairs and the adjutant general of the
army of an excerpt from the report of
the lieutenant general of ths rainy, re
lating" to the conditions of agricullurv
In the archielago. and the means vt
avoiding a probable famine, and in ac
cordance with the direction in the refr
ence I have the honor to make the fol
lowing comment:-
"That there is a shortage in th- Inl
ands of the usual food supply i. un
douotedly ;ruo. but I have been sur
prised to find thus far how little famine
or hunger there Is. I have not receiv
ed a single call from a sing!- provin
cial governor for rice for free distribu
tion In the entire archipelago. I"
province of Batangas. Captain IVuxht
on. in managing the so-called war fam
ine fund, the history of which has Iwn
already officially reported to you. hs
made a very small gratuitous distribu
tion of rice, not exceeding. I should
think, in quantity, more thin $!.'
The most seriouse feature of the sit
uation is the loss of the cattle from
rhinde:pest. It! is not feasible to brititc
cattle Into the islands without matins
sure that they will not catch the rhin
derpest after coming here and die fria
the disease. The fields of the island
are affected with rhinuerpst. so th.it
cattle from other islands brought h-r
are almost sure to have the dis
ease. It is necessary, tht-refcn-.
that all cattle brought here shall le im
mediately immunized, having a srum
injected into their veins which will ren
der them immune for three or four
months, and at the same time bvins
inoculated with the rhit.dorpesl. wr.i h
renders them immune at least for five
years, and probably longer."
General Taft concludes as follows; -I
think, generally, the statement of facts
in the report of the lieutenanj general
is correct, so far, at least, as the dread
ful depression In agriculture by reason
of the Ioes of the cattle is concerned.
The remedy which he suggests by tho
use of the government transports, how
ever, I do not concur In. The Udngrr
from famine has not been as significant
as I supposed it was. In any event,
with the funds provided by congra
now, I feel confident that the Philip
pine government is in a position to meet
any emergency of this kind which may
Bkbce. Ariz.. Jun 8. Everything is
ijuiet today at Morenci. Some men arv
going to work. The Mexicans re v.e!l
behaved. Sheriff Park is taking all
precautions by guarding the mills and
adjoining rhoenix on the south,
a 130-acre ranch, improved anl
cultivated, with more than suffi
cient water in Salt canal: ex
tremely ftrtile soil: convenient
ly located for any and all agri
cultural pursuits
Can Be Bought Below
only ', purchase price required;
long term given for payment of
balance, at low rate of Intereft.
This is an investment that
will piiy for itself.
Dwight B. Heard.
Center and Adams SU.
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