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1 1 1 1 y I 1 UBLItHIt PULL AttOOIATIO Ml RIPORT covins thi monninci field on thi lows Columbia; ' ft. VOLUME LVIV. NO. 255 ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1905. PRICE FIVE CENTS .' .,; I GALE FANS FLIES DOCKS AND MILLS BURN Flames "Sweep Across River and Endangers Portland Exposition. INSURANCE COVERS MUCH O. R. k N. Docks, Pacific Coait Elevator Dock! tod Warehouses and their Con tents, Besides Saw Mills and Other Property Destroyed By Flams. Portland, Kept. 1. With a gale blow- Intr at the rate of 30 mile an hour from the east, that whipped Into flame aparka from the engine at work on the O. R. 4 N. track In Iwr Alhina, the O, It N. docke and tha Paclflo Coast Elevator company' warehouse and dock were completely destroyed at noon today. Total' oa, JuO.000. la twenty minute after the firt flame w aeen to ahoot up from the outhern tad of the PaHfle Coast Kle valor eompany'a dock, both the dock were completely consumed and the llaniee wra Anns' aeroa tha river Into the yard of the Kastern i .Western Lum ber company where it completely de troyed the dry kiln, A general alarm wa turned In, and the whole Are-fighting equipment of the city turned out to aubdue the flame. Ho hot wa the aheet of flame that swept out over the river that the Are- boat George H. William w uiwhle to get clone enough to the burning dmk to get water on the Are, and wa forced to withdraw. Py the Uine the Ft Fide engine gut on tha ccn the two dock were tottering to their fall and were pat help. However, o quickly did the firemen get to work that by 2:45 the fire wa . under control, and a further epread In ,AIIin waa averted. A hundred freight ear, atandiug on the (. II. & N. track, caught fire, and U3 were completely burned, togvther with their loatU of wheat and lumicr fend inliJHiwii freiuht. The car wrl -pulled into the north, end of the Alliina yard to encape the lluinc. and Ave more werw lctroyed tJicre. The fire from the rar caught en adjucent nulld Ing In the end of the yard. Previoiwly to thi a fire at St. John had dctroyed the plant of the Nt John Lumber com pany, Oregon Are company mill and the wood yard of the Peninsula Wood com pany. The fire atarted, it wa found, in the gran near the eouth end of the Pacific Coat Elevator company' dock, where a aphrk from a locomotive of the 0. R. & N. wa fanned into Ah me by the strong wind. 8. C Simth, a yardman of the 0. K. N. company, with hi crew, wa Jjjl-Jn 2M) yard of the blaze when SERIOUS FOREST FIRE. . RAGING NEAR MILL CITY '-.Albany, Ore., Sept, 1. A Are start ing from slaving near City thi after noon burned three "farmhold, and des ironed a large amouijt of fencing, and I TiowHn the timber in' the mountain. VA large, amount of wooi aud several it started, Ixi t It spread no rapidly In J the gra, blown by tha high wind, Wat it ran umk the warehouse ami got trong start Tlie Are caused grrat excitement the Lewi and Clark exposition, anil an dense cloud of smoke drifted over the ground, It wa MIcved that th Fair buildings, wet threatened. All sigh seeing and amusement wa suspended and tha entire crowd within tha ground gathered to watch tha flame. When the lira spread to the Kastern A Western lumber mlllit, the Fair ofllcal were alarmed. All guard on duty and thoe off duty were mimmoned to head quarter and aligned mt at the dif fcrent buildinu nearest the Are. Guarda war stationed on tha roof of tha Ma chlnery, Mining and Manufacturing bu..Jngs, and the Auditorium and the roofa of several of throe building were wet. Insurance will cover a good portion of the !'. Among the heavy low are the elevator dock building and it con tents, $H3,000; Atblua dock building and t00 ton of wheat, H0,OO0j freight car r.W.ooOj dry kiln 3,000. ' MEET HORRIBLE DEATH. Mammoth Lade! Filled With MouUcn Steel Bunt. Drnora, Pa. Sept. 1. i-iw an WHeJ and three were seriously Injured at the mill of' the Carnegie, S'.?el Company .. day. b the burst! u of mummuth itdle nulled witii 'let ateel. OENEHALED London Pipers My Japan was Bested in Sakhaten Matter. Sh Yielded to Iaexcnerabl Condition ' In Matter of Indemnity They Credit Angelo-Japaate Treaty With Prtpond rating Influence! In Securing Peace. Loudon, Sept. I. The reult of the PorUmouth conference la dieued at great length by the London weekly publi cation, the concnu of opinion being expreiteed by the Outlook, which say: "In the matter of indemnity .In pan yielded to inexorable condition but in the matter of Sakhaleln he allowed her Rolf to be otitgemiralh'd." .The Outlook further ay: "Pre! lent Knoaevelt ha received the gmtitiule and admiration of the ruler Mid 'jeople of the world in overflowing measure Such praltte hu never liefore lcen Iavih ed on an American rehlent. Pot It for Itlmeelf and hi country. Preident Rmmevelt hn won a position tinicilo Hi.il commanding authority." lit i-oniicctioii with the dMcti'ion o the future effect of the jai-e tti., wllch the wwk!y publicatiotia aunt miiHt mean an entire nalignirent of Kiirone. the AnL'lo-.lineie trealy i given coneiderable paw itml ert'tli', wii'i being of a preponderating iiiliucnce In ecuring the agreement at Potl'moulh. .. AROLISH MARTIAL LAW. ,, Waraw, Sept. I. It i said that gener al Skallen, the new governor-general inJ tend to abolih martial law now that normal condittona have been resumed eu)vert-ori the CorvaHi and Eautern Railroad were burned, and traffic on the road i Interrupted. The railroad ha sent all Us available men to fight te flnme. The entire county near Mill City I out flgnting the fire. The damagea will be extensive. JAPAN UT s WORSE GERMANY IS ALARMED Asiatic Cholera Is Spread ing Rapidly in Western Prussia. FORTY THREE CASES REPORTED Legal and Medical Machinery of the Entir German Empire Art Working Under Full Prewar to Prevent Aiiatic Bacillua From Getting Beyond Control. Iierlin, Sept. 1. Forty-three cae of cholera have been reported. Nine per' on have died from the diwane and many auitpkiou ease are under obser vation of the legal and medical ma cltinery for dealing with the Invasion of the asiatic bacillus is working under full preure. With the exception of one death at Hamburg the cholera k eohflned to Ute west mmian district. Washington, Sept. 1. The author ities of the public health and marine hospital service are not apprehensive over the outbreak of cholera in Prussia. They say that in the pat the German authorities have generally been able to control such epidemic, and express eon fldence that they will do ao in the pre ent instance. . Surgeon-General Wyman ha taken measures to prevent trie spreading of holera from Germany to the United States by ordering Passed Assistant Stir geon Mcl-attghlin, now stationed at Ka pie, to proceed Immediately to Ham' burg and make a. thorough Investiga tion and report In detail. He also ha been directed to be prepared to enforce the treasury regulations, relative to ship leaving for American potts. These regulation authorize the detention of suspected passenger and the fumigation of baggage- when thought advisable. Dr, Mclaughlin, however, will not resort to this measure until satisfied as to the wisdom of applying them. Surgeon Ir win, at Philadelphia, will oon. join lit. Mclaughlin. l)r. Mclaughlin and Ir win both have had experience in deal ing with cholera. 1 .- HURRICANE STRIKE); COSTARICA San Jose, Costa llic-a, Sept 1. A hurricane of extraordinary se verity caused considerable dam age to the 'banana plantation. American enterprises have suf fered a great deal. No detail of the losses are available. TROOPS ORDERRED OUT. Conflict Between Tartera and Armenians Still Continue. Tiflia Communication . with Sushua s atill cut off. The surrounding country terrioaed by Tartar bands and san guinary conflict continue. Troops have been ordered to the, scene. MURDERER' IS CAPTURED. Illinois Officer wQl come to Baker City For Wift Murderer. Peoria, Sept. 1 Albert Glassford, who wanted for murdering hi wife in this city last April la believed to be under arrest at Baker City, OOregon. An officer with requisition paper will go for the man. RESORT TO FRAUD. Agent For Li Jnuranc Companies ' Take Worthiest Risks. New York, Sept. 1, Evidences of ex tensive fraud in the writing of life in surance on risk known to be bad ha been brought to the attention of the Armstrong Legislative Committee. It I asserted that in thi class of fraud there ha been conclusion between the officer and agent of companies in bight tandin. SEVERE STORM SAGES Wind Has Velocity of Forty Miles an Hour Lightning Strikes Bullting. Chicago, Sept. 1. The most arvere storm in years raged here this evening. 'Ine wind blew forty mile an hour and the thunder roared and lightning ter rified the people and teveral buildings were struck. STRIKERS RETURN AO WORK. Will Allow Twenty-One Glass Factories , to Resume Operations, Cleveland, Sept. L An announcement wa made at the headquarter of the Amalgamated Window GIa Worker to day that 5,000 men would go to work tomorrow. This means that 21 fac tories will start operations. INSURGENTS ON A RAID. London, Sept. L Information ba reached London from Sofia that 8,000 Bulgarian Macedonian Insurgents and follower of Boris Sarafoff haa left Sofa and are expected to raid Turkish ter ritory. STRIKE MAY SPREAD. President Lynch of Typographical Union Viaits Chicago. ' 1 ' Chicago, Sept 1. The spread of the jod printer's strike to other cities is a rxfcitibility following the arrival of James Lynch president of - the Inter national Typographical Union tomorrow, President Lynch will talk over the situ atton a appliea to Chicairo and the whole country with the Chicago leader. SuXE INTERESTING FIGURES. Customs Receipts Show an Exceptional Increase. Washington, Sept. 1. A feature of the monthly report of the government receipt and expenditures for August I the exceptional increase of custom re ceipt, the excee over those of August 1904 being 9.1,703,608. The receipt from the internal revenue ource how an increase for the month of 770.713. The total receipt for the month being 47.400,432. The expend! ture were fj2.150.403, fthowmg a de ficit for the month of $4,Gti0,061. POOR FOOD CAUSES STRIKE Everett, Wash., Sept. 1. Four hundred employees in the two camps of t'he Three Lakes Lum ber company threw down their tools, and quit work today, be cause the; menu did not suit, when the Men. demanded better food or pay they were given their money. ANOTHER TRANS-ATLANTIC RACE Glasgow, Sept: 1, A newspaper say that Emperor William is arranging for another trans Atlantic, yacht race. to be sailed during the summer of 1907. AMERICAN CITIZENS LIBERATED Kingston , Jamacia , Sept. 1. Dr. Franklin Clarke of Boston who was ar rested here o July 17, and tried yester- tday before chief justice for taking photo graphs of the fortifications at fort Royal wa liberated. TODAY'S WEATHER, Portland, Ore., Sept, 1. -Western Or egon and Western Washington, Satur day, ahower and coolers Eastern Oregon and .Eastern Washington, cloudy and threatening. 10 TRUCE IS SIGNED CLASH YET POSSIBLE Misunderstanding as Re gards Sakhalen ' Matter. RUSSIA WANTS TO FORTIFY Japanese Claim That Neither Side Was To Fortify Island of Sakahliea Bat Russians Consider Freedom of Action Waa Allowed her in This Respect Portsmouth, Sept 1. The only pos sible hitch on the horizon of the peace conference according to reports which however, are not officially confirmed, ar izes out of an evident misunderstanding over the question of neutralization of the island of Sahkalin. " According to the Japanese the under standing reached last Tuesday contem plates a mutual obligation on the part of the two countries not to fortify their respective possession on the island. At St Petersburg, however, it seems to have been the assumption that the agree ment involved a freedom of action upon the part of Russia in this respect in north Sakahalin with the obligation on the part of Japan not to fortify or use for strategy purposes the portion owned by her before 1878, which is to beretro-. ceded in the present treaty. It is be lieved on both sides, however, that the hitch will shortly be straightened out and it is believed that one of the sub jects of today's conference related to this point. Portsmout, Sept 1. ae effect of the armistice concluded today is that it be comes operative only upon the signing of a treaty by the plenipotentiaries and continues until the final exchange and ratification of the emperors of the two countries. It is for this reason, that the plenipotentaiies who will themselves convey the respective capitals momentous documents which to become binding must receive the signatures of their respective emperors, are anxious to leave at the earliest possible date, fore going the innumerable invitation show ered upon them. Portsmouth, Sept. 1. As a result of the reports made tonight by de. Martins ami Dennison to their respective chiefs upon their work in drafting the treaty of peace, M. Witte and Baron Komura had a brief conference tonight regarding some details regarding the translation of some points in the interpretation. They bad no difficulty in coming to an agreement on the disputed points and tomorrow the framers of the treaty ex pect to complete their work. The treaty must then be engrossed in French and English in duplicate, which ay take several days. AMLLIONAIRE'S RESIDENCE New York, Sept. I. Jose Aymars residence at 76 East Fifty Fourth street was plundered during the past week of jewelry- and diamonds valued at more than $100,000, Ayuiar is a millionaire It was stated tonight that 12 articles of the treaty bad been completed and agreed upon. - ; WOULD IMPRESS SHAH. Russia Will Try and Impress Persian Ruler a to Military Power. London, Sept 1. A correspondent of the Morning Post at St Petersburg av sert that the Russian government h makking effort to Impress an the Shah of Persia that Kussia is still a great mili tary power. Some of the finet troops of the empire are concentrated St. Petersburg. The police have ordered that every household display a Persian flag on the occasion of the Shah'a arrival TENNIS TOOURNAMENT BEGINS Cincinnati, Sept l.Mis May Sutton of California defeated Mis Helen Ho- man of New York in the final for the ladies' singles in the tri-state tennis tournament today. Mis Sutton put up a wonderful game and only allowed ber oppenent one game out of the two set. Mis. SuUon will play Mis McAker for the champion ship tomorow. CANAL OFFICIAL RESIGNS. It is Reported That Several Chinees Win Soon Be Made. PJanama, Sept. 1. Carl A. ' Strom, chief of the mechanical department in the Canal Zone resigned today. It is reported that several changes will oon be made among the officials of the Pana ma railroad. WORST IS Hopeful View of Dr. White and Others Borne out J The Record for the Day is Lower Than For Many Days Past' o Contrary to Expectations Fever is Mildest when Expected to Be Most Deadly. New Orleans, Sept 1. Official report up to 6 p. m. New cases, 39; total, , 1938; deaths, 4j total, 281. , ; " ' New Orleans. Sept. 1. The fever re-. cord today bore out the hopeful view;' of Dr. White and hi yellow fever fight ers that the worst is over. Contrary to expectations the fever is assuming a nu.aer form at a period when it was ex pected to grow most deadly. Washington, Sept. 1. Captain Rob ert M.. Berry, commandant of the naval station at Pensacola, 1 a., has informed tue Navy Department that there are four cases of yellow fever in that city, and he' recommended ; the establishment of a quarantine at , the. naval station against the city and a discontinuance .of the work in the yord to the extent made necessary by the quarantine. The Navy Department has approved the recommendation and has authorized the commandant to restrict communi cation between Pensacola and the Naval Station as much a possible, and also to establish outposts to make the quaran tine effective and to prepare' building? for isolating cases. NOW OVER PLUNDERED OF JEWELS lawyer. The police telegraphed Ayniar and he wired his valet to take charge of the house. "There were 200,000 worth of paintings, jewelry, silver and brio a brae in the house said the valet, "and fully one half is gone.V ' !