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VOLUME I.—NO. 63.
IS BLOWN UP
Battleship Mikasa Destroyed by Fire
and the Explosion of her
599 MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES
Fire Started in Night and Reached
Magazines Before Men Could
TOKIO, Sept. 12.—The navy depart
ment announces that the battleship
Mikasa has been destroyed by fire ana
explosion of her magazine, causing the
loss of 599 lives, including men of
other ships who went to the rescue.
The fire started from an unkoown
canse, at midnight, on Saturday
night, September 10. Before the
officers could be rescued the fire
reached the aft magazine, which ex
ploded, blowing a hole in the port side
of the vessel below the water line and
causing the ship to sink.
An investigation is now being held
to determine the cause of the fire.
The Mikasa waa the flagship of the
Japanese navy, flying the flag of Vice-
Admiral Togo, the oommauder-in
chief She was present at all the en
gagements during the war and on
several occasions reported severely
damaged in action. At the battle of
the Sea of Japan she led the fleet into
action, and her name was mentioned
in connection with some of the most
strirriug events after this famous sea
fight. The Mikasa was one of the
largest and most powerful vessels in
the Japanese navy. She was built
at Barrow, England, and was 'aunched
in 1902. She had a displacement of
15,200 tons. Her speed was 18 ; .,
kuots do hour, with 16,431 indicated
horsepower. Her armament consisted
of four 12-iuch, 14 six-inch, 20 12
--pounders. eight three-pounders, lour
two an one-half pounds andeiprht mill
In the battle of the Sea of Japan
tliH Mikasa was the heaviest loser of
the Japanese ships, having 63 killed
and wounded. She approached nearer
the Russians than any other ship.
The Mikasa was also the flagship of
Admiral Togo after the great naval
battle fought off Port Arthur on Aug
ust 16, 1904, on which occasion the
Japanese flagship also Battered the
most, but contiued in the fighting
line. On that occasion the Mikasa
had four officers and 29 men killed.
Admiral Togo was not on board the
Mikasa when the disaster occurred.
What Will They Do With the Money?
One of the prosperous fruit farmers
met an elderly man lrom St Paul a
few days ago at the depot.
Iv answer to his inquiries the farmer
was telling him what nrofits the peo
ple are getting from their orchards in
the Wenatchee vailev. The St. Paul
man listened with an incrredulons look
on his face until Mr,. Ryan a commis
sion man approached and handed the
farmT a check for $660 in payment
for fruit delivered to him. The far
mer explained that he had only begun
to market his crop and that the a
mount of fruit that had been harvest
ed would not be missed in his orchard.
This was too much for tne man
from St. Paul, who gasped: "What
will the people do with all their, mon
ey after a while",
Rebekahs Will Entertain
On the eveinng of Sept. 20th, the
members of Tempest Rebekah bodge
will celebrate their fifty-fourth anni
All Odd Fellows and Rebeka is will
be heartily welcomed . Come to the
sew Ellis-Ford hall.
WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD
HOLY WAR IN
Three Hundred Men. Women and
Children Slaughtered and Bodies
Fed to the Dogs
INDUSTRIES ARE PARALYZED
The Few Survivors are Forced to
Embrace Islamism in Order to
Save Their Lives!
ST. PETERSBURG.|JSept. 12—A
holy war has been proclaimed in the
Caucasus districts of Zaugezur und Je
brail, where Tartars are massacreing
the Armenians without distinction of
age or sex.
Many thousands of Tartars have
crossed the Perso-Russian frontier and
joined the insurgent iv destroying
At the village of Minkend 300 Ar
menians were slaughtered. Dispatches
say that mutilated children were
thrown to the dogs and that a few sur
vivors were forced to embrace Islam
ism in order to save their lives.
Naptha firms are cut off from the
delivery of oil fuel to the shipping
companies, which are now confronted
with the necessity of suspending their
services and discharging their employ
es, whicii would result in leaving
thousands with no means of subsist
ence. The salt works at Baskunchak
have been obliged to close owing to
the scarcity of fuel and this will para
lyze the fishing ndustry.
BATOUM, Caucasia, Sept. 12.—
There is a growing agitation among
the local Mussulmans against the
Christians. The authcritifs have seiz
ed documents initiating an outbreak.
TFILIS, Caucasia, Sept. 12.—A
1 hundred social democrats .fere killed
;or wounded today in conflict with Cos
j sacks at the town hall, and many were
j trampled to death in the disturbane.
2 Two thousand social democraats had
forced an entrance into the town hall,
which was closed, owing to the cole
bration of a religious holiday, the be
heading of John the Baptist. Revol
utionary speeche* were male aud the
captain of police ordered the meeting
to disperse. Part of those present obey
ed, but the remainder refused and soure
revolvers were fired.
A large force of Cossacks drawn up
outside the building then fired into the
crowd time and time again, killin thir
ty and wounding upwards of 70.
In the ongoing panic many persons
fell and were trampled to deatli hy
their comrades and the pursuing Cos
List of unclaimed letters remaining
in the postofhce at Wenatchee, Wash.,
for the week ending Sept. 19,1 905.
Mrs. Belie Burnham, G. W. Lamb,
William Brown, Mrs. Olive Barnhart,
if. H. Collins, J. N. Collins, W. G.
Gardner,' Mrs. Bertha Gilette., Mrs.
D. E. Ivnouf, Alice and Adria Lodge.
H. C. Lyons. Seth Morris,(2) Violet
Muriock, Mrs. Muckie, Edward Nett
ie, Fred Nelson, Robt. I. Skiles, Frank
Stilmaut, Mrs. S. W. Simpson, Mrs.
J. S- Seaton, .Tno. A. Schurable, T. V.
Taylor, Ole Thompson.
The jurors were impaneled yesterday
morning bat were excused until 9
o'clock this morning. The judge was
kept busy entire day listening to
the various motions and demurers
made by the "ttorneys and gettirg the
different cases ready for trial.
Mathias Sunitsch and Fred Cleeman
were admitted to American citizenship
by Judge Steiner yetserday.
The divorce case of Carrie Houston
rs David Houston was filed yesterday.
E. D. SUHEBLE, Postmaster
Superior Court Notes
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 1905
RESIGNS HIS !
Resignation was Necessialed Because
of his Permanent Removal
from the City
ALL REGRET HIS DEPARTURE
Will Locate in Leavenworth Where
he will Engage in General
O. S. Sampson last night handed in
his resignation as mayor of the city of
Wonatachee. This action came as a
surprise to the city council as Mayor
Sampson previous to this had given
no intimation of his intention to reisgn
Action was deferred upon the resig
nation until the next meeting of the
couucil, Sept. 26.
In his communication to the council
Mayor Sampson said:
"To the Honorable City Council of
tne City of Wenatcnee.
"Your honorable body is herewith!
tendered my resignation as Mayor of
the City of Wenatohee.
"This step is necessitated becuase
of my permanent removal from the
city. My hearty thanks are extended
to you for your many courtesies and
I regret that oar pleaseant relations
are to be severed.
"May yon continue to have the wel
fare cf Wenatchee at heart. My best
wishes are extended to eacli of yon.
" Sincerely yours, "O. S. Sampson.
Mayor Sampson was first appointed
by the council to fill tl:e vaciancy
caused by the resignation of former
Mayor John Dill. Last Decembei Mr.
Sa<Hbson was elected to the office at
the regular city election.
He has made a good executive officei
and many needed publio impiovemeuts
have been brought about during his
administration As a mayor and a man
Mr. Sampson has made many frieuds
and the news of his resignation and
intention of leaving the city will be
received with ngret by all.
Mr. Sampson is now planning to
leave Wenatchee about Oct. 1. He
will remove to Leavenworth where he
intends to engage in the general mer
MRS. DUDLEY RAWSON DE CHAIR, A WASHINGTON BEAUTY.
A very popular member of diplomatic society In Washington Is Mrs. De
Chair, wife of Captaiu Dudley Itawson De Chair, R. N., naval attache to the
British embassy. Mrs. De Chair Is gracious in manner and decidedly pretty
and is a conspicuous figure at the receptions of Ambassador and Mrs. Dnrard
NEW YORK LIFE'S
Tells of Bond Selling and Rebuying
in Two Days to keep With
WAS QUESTIONED AN HOUR
Witnessed Admitted that Sale was
Made for tne Sole Purpose
of Report to Officials
> NEW YORK, Sept. 13.—Selling
' $800,000 in bonds one day and buying
them back the next except one, a holi
' I day intervening, in order to keep
i within the statements made in the New
j York Life Insurance company's report
|to the superintendent of insurance,
i was the disclosure made at the session
| today of the legislative investigating
■ committee. The fact was drawn from
I Edmund D. Randolph, treasurer of the
\ New York Life, after Attorney Huhes
; cousel of the committee, had labored
j for more than an hour trying to get a
direct answer to a direct question.
The inquiry hud dragged through a I
mass of figures during almost the en
tire day, and it was at the end of the
session tnat the sensational feature
was brought in.
Earlier in tiie day Mr. Randolph had
bunded Mr. Hughes a schedule of syn
dicate underwritings and transactions
if <) • New York Life for the last ten
years. The statement was to show
thut the company had engaged in no
syndicate transactions that had been
clcsed our wirii a loss. Among the
lata syndicate transactions was the un
derwriting of the navigation syndicate
or International Mercantile Marine.
Mr. Hughes drew from the witness
that there was an aggregate of $4,000,
000 the New York Life paid J. P.
Morgan and company on this "joint
account." Mr. Hughes then took up
the sales item dated December 81,1903
of 1800,000 of international Mercantile
Marine stock. Mr. Randolph re| lying
to Mr. Hughes said this s lie was made
to J. P. Morgan and company and that
\ purchase of $800,000 was made on
Jan 2, ISO 4 from J. P. Morgan and
After failing for some time to get a
direct answer. Mr. Hughes finally said
to Mr. Randolph:
"As a mattered fact there w : as a
If You Have Five or Ten Acres
Choice and Close in
which you would be willing to trade for 20 acres very choice
land at Entiat, I have a bargain for you. Difference in value adjusted
. . ; REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL. AGENT . . .
Cop. Wenatchee Aye. and Palouse St.
2 miles from Wenatchee Depot
5 acres 9 year old trees
2500 boxes of fruit this year
Good water right
On Rural Free Delivery Route
YOU'LL HAVE TO HURRY
Daily World Office
New Plant throughout, New Press,
New Type, everything up-to-date.
report to the superintendent of insur
ance on Dec. 31, 1903-"
"Then the sole purpose of the trans
action was that you might ,be able
ro tell the superintendent of insurance
that you had only $3,200,000 of In
ternational Mercantile Marine ■took?"
2 The witness hesitated and trifd to
evade a direct answer but Mr. Hughes
repeated the question, until finally
There was a momentary hash fol
lowed by a murmur of oppressed ex
LANHAM CASE IS
DISMISSED BY JUDGE
Suit Brought by Canal Company
Against Lanham for Interfering
with Headgates Fails Because of
Error in Title of Statute.
The case of Z. A. Lanham, charged
with interfering with one of the head
gates of the high line ditch company,
was aismissed by Judge Steiner yes
The title of the statute that he case
was tried unner was nor broad enough
to include all the law that were inclu
ded under it. The title provided only
for civil laws on irrigating and con
demning rights of way for irrigating
ditches, no provision being made from
a criruipal statute that was added later
Lanham was arrested last June on
the complaint of one nf the patrolmen
for the ditch company. It was alleg
ed that Lanham wished to use water
on iand for which he had no water
right. The patrolman refused to allow
him to have the water for this purpose
and so Lanham himself opened [the
The case was taken before Judge
P«lmer at the time of the arrest and
Mr. Lanham was bound over to the
Judge Steiner declared that the law
under which the attempt to proseonte
Mr. Lanham was made, is uueoustitu
tiotnal and void.
Dill aud Thomas handled the case
for the defendant.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY.
BOUSQUET & HOLM
Chelan County Fair Notes j
Arrangements have been made for
an auction sale of stock exhibited at
» the Chelan county fair. The resi
■ dents of the valley may in this way
obtain the best stock in this ssction of
the stats. The auction will be held
i immediately at the close of the fair.
Ned Deary will be the auctioneer.
A preat many settlers of the Quincy,
Ephrata, Wilson Creek and other towns
in the Big Bend country, who came to
those places liom the east and have
never seen irrigation, will attend the
fair. Arrangements have been made
with the management of the ferry so
tl .si the residents of Southside and
other poinrs across the river will be
provided with free p ssage across the
Columbia during the entire four days
of the fair. The farmers across the
river will have completed their harv
esting by that time and will be ready
for the four days of relaxation that the
fair will afford them.
The state congressmen who are mak
ing a tour of Washington, are expect
ed in Wenatchee some time during the
fair week. They will discuss iv an
informal way the need of national leg
islation on irrigation in Chelan, Doug
las and Okanogan counties.
The following rules have been a
dopted governing poultry exhibits:
Fowls will be euter?d singly and in
collections of not less than 19 fowls of
a variety. Three prizes will be given
on Single entries aud only two prizes
on collections. A prue will be giveu
jor the best collection of IS white eggs
and one for the best collection of brown
At the suggestion of the poutlry as
sociations the building that has been
used for the poultry exhibit will be
enlarged. Some attractive and servic
eable exhibition coops will be prepar
ed by the association.
The county surveyor has completed
the survey of a road from the Colum
bia river to the lanch owned by L. V.
Wells and brother. The road will be
a great benefit to the residents of
Wheeler hill and vicinity as it shortens
the distance to this city.
Miss K. Whitehead, of Manhaltown^
lowa, arrived in Wenatohee yesterday.
Miss Whitehead will teach one of the
primary grades in the Wenatchee
ichools this winter.