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TMR WHEKLY HERALD. AUGUST 6 1908.
7 100 SQUARE MI1IS Territory of British Columbia Has Black Sunday Whole Towns Burnsd and Thousands Are Homeless Associated presn. Winnipeg, A hi?. 3. --The most drcailful conflagration In the hls tory of Canada lias .swept tin F.Ik river valhy cast of Kootenai. For forty iiiilf.s a tremendous brush fire has burned i'vi t iliing. li haa held sway since 4 o'clock Saturday ufter rioou. It Is csi iinuicil tliat 1.', ii peo ple met death In tlie flames. The following places wire destroyed: Kerille, population :, U t). Coal Creek, 1,.".(JU. Michael, r.O. Hosilior, r,(). Fertile Is gone but one dispatch sn.vs llosnier nnd Michael are Mill lighting. The homeless will nuni'ier B.uOd, Fatalities are growitii; imiir ly. Five families at Fernie were fiommed in and every soul perished, la Fertile at least twenty lives were Inst, Property damage Is estimated between $ I .hom.OoO and $ ,"i ,ooi' .0 1 mi. 'The Crows Ne.-t Pass Coal company had millions of dollars of property at Coal Creek, which Is reported de stroyed. In a large district the rail way hrldues were swept away. The fire Is Mill raising around llosnier and Sparwood. hut Michael Is safe, the wind dying nut at li.td night. if a pile sprincs u;i, how ever. tha,t lity will again be In dan ger. Seventy men in the ra.mps of tho Klii river i on nt ry have perished. I'rojii rly loss in I'ernie alone is $D,iM.io,iM"i i;e.-id.'i!ts, taken In trains to places of safety, are no.v deft It life. ' ... , ,. .. . . A Il.ou nnfi dinars was sent ny wesleni Canadian cities this 'morn ing; to the relief of tha destltue. Medical .-. ipplies are greatly needed. Ten cottages, two eoal of (ices, and thp Western Canada Ororery & Coal -- i n ,i,.,, .,nt... I.O. s w ,i 1 ' uoil -o m- tin uitii icmuiiio of Feinie. Within fifteen miMitet "alter tho f're broke into th0 city at L' o'clock Saturday afternoon tho .. , n West Fernie bridges across tho F.lk 'river rnuld not be saved and a num ber of persons lost their live.? in trying to escape over the burning bridges. Some sought refuge by wad ing In the river. Saturday night was a dreadful one. Women and chil dren were placed In train3 and sent to Cranbrook. Associated Tress. Spokane, Wash., A ntr. 3. A spe cial from Fernie, TV C, to the Spokesman Review snys; It Is feared tho loss of life In the fire that has swept a territory of 100 square miles In extent, com pletely destroyed this city and a number of other towns, will reach bfvond tho hundred mark. So many peoplo living In tho burned district KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS In Biennial Encampment-75,-000 Estimated Attendance at Great Gathering Associated Tress. Boston, Mass., Aug. 3. The twenty-fifth convention of the su preme lodgo and biennial encamp ment of the unifoim rank of Ue Knights of Pythias, with the annua convention of Pythian Bisters, were lormally opened this morning with an estimated attendance of 75,000 delegates and members. The most Interesting feature of the convention today, was ttie dedication of Fort Joseph at Frankfort. Over 10,000 tents to accommodate the 75,000 knights were pitched on Boston's most extensive play ground, and here .u -u : - a l .. . ,1.. , . .-, . iuq cine i it'ULureg or me nrsi uay s program were held. I are In need nf relief that tip to the I present no elfort has been made to I ascertain the number of dead. In 5 t lit country swept by flames there estimated to have In ell 7,111111 peo ple. Two thousand of these have been sent to Oraiibrool; and Klko. Some 1.,'iUO fled northward and reached Ho.smer and other places aloii;; the line. A Great Northern train look all the peoplo It could carry up the line, fighting Its way through sheets of flamo before rencnin;: a place of safety. Scores of families ui'(. separated, not know in.; where wives and children are. The lowest estimate is placd at $2, ,",(iii,(iu(i, and Insurance will anion nt to Jl.MiO.Oun. It Is estimated by tho relief committee that fi.TiUO peojilo will have to he f uri)is.hoif?oinporary looil and shelter. Loaded with provisions, clothing and bedding, a special ear was at tached to today's train over Iho Spokane- International railroad for I- crnie to aid the deslit ute. Cranbrook, IV C Aug. 3. A wit ness of the fire at Fernie says; "The damage cannot fall short of $."., nan, uno, the greater loss falling on the Canadian l'aclflc railroad and Treit Wood Lumber company. Ful ly i.".. nun, on i) feet of manufactured lumber was de.sroyed. Pen or eleven pottages, five or six residences, coal company offices. Great Northern de pot and one warehouse are all that is left of Fernie. Three thousand people, mostly women and children, I have to be pared for temporarily. Fernie, B. C, Aug. 3. Following Is a summary of the loss of life and property in the fire which raged In hast Kootenai since Saturday; Number people killed, 170. Number homeless, 0,000. District swept by fire from near Cranbrook to within four miles of Frank, Alberta, distance of 50 miles. Towns destroyed: Fernie, Coal Creek, llosnier. Tartly destroyed, Michael. Total property less, estimated, $6, 400,0011. Losu in Fernie, $2,000,000. Cranbrook. I!. C, Aug. 5. The most destructive conflagration In tho hitsory of Canada Is sweeping Silk river valley, leaving Its path death, destitution and suffering. Already more than 100 lives have been lost, hundreds of persons injured and thousands homeless. The homeless and destitute have been forced to fleo for their lives before he on-rushing fire. Property valued at more than $5,000,000 de stroyed and flames still sweeping on ward in everwldening line, The list of fatalities Is steadily Increasing. FAME SPREADS TO FAR-OFF CHINA Rev. C. X. X. Ferguson, of this city, la in receipt of tho following letter, which goes to show that the fame of Amarlllo and the Panhan dle has reached thn peoplo la far off China; "Foochow, China, June 10, 190S "C. IN. X. Ferguson, "Amarlllo, Texas, "My Dear Brother: "I am very desirous of gaining some Information regarding Ama iillo, and tun therefore making bold to address you. May I ask If you would kindly put me In the way of gaining a knowledge of conditions In and about Amarillo? "I would like to know about tho size of the place, the climatic condi tions summer nnd winter tempera ture the schools, public library, tho business and farming conditions, the rate of Interest that would have to bo paid on a loan, nnd the general prospects of Amarlllo. "Is It a place with an Invigorating climate where one could find It pleasant to spend a year more in recuperating In health? . " would be mos grateful to you if you would find time, or could do ho, lo answer the questions I have asked as well us to give my nunift to thn Hoard of Trade. "Thanking you moHt heartily for any assistance you ran glv me. Most sincerely, U Mli.TON CAIUiNKK." HOT WEATHER FORGES PRICES UP Asroclated Prc?:i, Chicago, Aug. 3. Tho scotching hot weather throughout tho corn belt ami Iiakotas nnd Minnesota threw the Hoard of Trade Into wild excitement today und sent th0 prices of wheat and corn soaring. They each advuncfd nearly 3 nnis a bushel. i.oc.is iisi: two (j.mi:s. Dalbart Defeat Local llasi ball Ag. giegntiou in Two 1'nst Game. Two thousand peoplo witnessed the Aiiiurillo baseball teum go down In defeat In wo fast ball games yes terday at Dalhart. There were 23 3 j enthusiastic A mar 11 lo fans In the I number who went on thn special train from this city, j liotli Raines were examples of good I baseball on the part of both teams i ami all who attended the games were well repaid. Kveti the mos i radical Amarlllo fan felt that he got Ills money's worth even though ho j had to witness the salughter of his favorites. The first game lesulted Dalhart 2, Amarlllo 1. Wilier and Feller battery for Amarlllo. Weber pitch ed a fine game and was well sup ported throughout. J'he second game resulted Dalhart I, Aniarillo3, battery for Amarlllo, Smith tnl Cober. Umpires, first Igame, Williams, second game, Wil ! in e ring. It Is alleged that the first ame was lost to Aniarillo through tTe i unfairness of tho uruplro and Dalhart so far admitted the truth of th0 Al legation as to put In another um- Iplre. Outside this feature The Amii i rillo hoys report a good timer and good treatment. PKTwSOXAL MENTION V T. O. Henry Is on the sick list to day. J. P. Hicks, of Canyon, is hero today. James Black, of Canyon, was up yesterday. J. A. Mayer Is taking a vacation in Illinois. Mrs. X. Munier, of Dalhart, Is vis iting in the city. J. D. Whlto spent the day with friends at Claude. II. T. Groom, of Groom, returned o town last evening. O, K. (Pete) Gilvin made a flying trip to Claiid0 today. Mis. Cozell hau gone east for a visit with her mother. It. W, Marple, of Stratford, spent Sundaoy with friends heer. J. W. Holnian, of Canyon City, is here today on business. V, C. Scruggs, of Shamrock, Is with old friends In Amarlllo. F. T. Greener, of Miami, Is vis iting friends lu town today. Mrs. J. M. Baker lias recovered trom a recent spell of illness. Mis? Delia Hughes is spending a month In Dalhart with her sister. Judge Browning has gone to Can yon City to hold court this week. Miss Mary Brov.'nltig left for Hero lord this morning to visit relatives there. IV. H. Brown Jr., of Harding, Texas ,1s registered at the Amarlllo hotel. George M. Slaughter, the well known cattleman of Hoswell, is hero today. Gilbert Vvoods, of Arkansas City, Is here looking over the city and may locate. Mrs. J. X. Itlggs has returned from a visit to friends and relatives In East Texas. T. M. Bowmnn came In from Min eral AVells yoserday and will remain a few days. Thomas Sutton, of Tnllula, 111.,. Is visiting his aunt, Mrs. C, F. Muyer", of this city. Charles K. Coleman of Corpus Christ!, came In yesterday for a stay of a few days. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Allison have Just retimed from a six weeks visit in KaBt Texas. Tom Tenrson. of Iialnview, Is re newing old acquaintances and culti vating new ones, John Nobles, of Xoblcg Bros. Gro cery company, of Dalhart, Bpent Siimlaj lu Amaiillo. K. 1 Lester litul Mbs Illa:uho Lester, of Canyon Clt, intend spend ing a few days here. M.st. list olio Wo.ihoff, of Decatur, llid., Is spending the week with Miss' Gertrude Cunnii.ham. Mrs. Nichols, of D.nls, is visit Ins her daughter. M'-s. Tecklinberii, and will bo hero for a fortnight. Mrs. A. G. Ki.hardsou und sou, Hoy, left to hp'iid tho week with Her illicit', 'J'oni Key, at Ttxlco. A. D. Hodge, repie.M nting the W'est-l.'ullum Taper company, of Dal las, ig se.ing lib lu.-toiners lu this city. T. K. Boesi n leaves tiiis eumlng for Clarendon to stieud the session of the Northwest Texas Tiv.is Anso i latlon. John Bingham, former newspaper man of Dallas, slopped o r a few hours today on his way to HjbwoIL Mrs. lllggitis, of Hereford, who has been visiting with W. A. Chris t Ian and family, returned homo this morning. J. W. Ilarcus, the Hereford at torney, and part oner of t!i( Mca rtowhrook stock farm, came In yes terday afternoon. -Sheriff Wood, of Fort 'orth, In in Amarlllo to take a much-needed and well-earned vacation after the strenuous work of the primary cam paign. Mrs. Faulkner, of Canyon, who has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. N. X. Thomas, here, returned home this morning, accompanied by Mrs. T. M. Daniels. C. W. Itlgtrs, of Waterloo, Kan., had a fainting spell when returning trom Glenwood after tht, shoot Sat urday evening, but after being tak en to a doctor's office on Buchanan street he speedily recovered. Mr. nnd Mrs. W. J. Baker, return ing from their honeymoon trip In Colorado, stopped over for a few days with Dr. Htid Mrs. Cartwrlght, after which they will p0 on to Fort Worth where they will make ta.-. future home. Tom Graves and Jim Doolen re turned SJacurday night from Camp Mabry where they have been atend ing the rifle contest of the Texas National Guard. Lieutenant Ridings is two points ahpnd jf anyone else on tho r..nge, wlilrh Is to say he holds the state record so far, over two hundred of the best In the state. John E. York and wifo, who have beeu visiting in Denver, Fort Collins and other Colorado points for thn past ten days, returned home today. Miss Gertrude AVIlllams of Honey Grove, Texas, l8 vi-itlng with her friend Miss Beulah Georde. T. B. McDuff, of Bastrop, Texas, has bought farm iroperty near here and will bring his family here In tun near future. A delegation from th9 Epworth League nere will leave Wednesday morning for Corpus Christ!, Texas, lor the state convention. Two City Flrea. (From Monday's Dally.) Sunday evening the fire depart ment received a call from the Ama iillo drug store, and on arrival tound a small blaze In W. L. Bon der's place of business. This was quickly extinguished nnd just us the men were about to lake their departure, they were no titled of a fir( on top of the Bivlns milling.' Both were due to faulty insulation of electric! wires. Damago was Immaterial In each instance. ' ' The fire whistles worked excel lently last night and the wholo town knew what was going on. .VMAKILIiO GUN CLUD. Members Turn Out in Force and Make Ruttling Good Scores. (From Monday's Dally.) A goodly number of dub members were on the ground at Glnewood Sat urday evening and a Jolly, good natured round of rivalry existed, as to the supremacy with the stock und barrel. When tho smoke of battle cleared away, the honors perforce went to F. L. Baker, who, though never making a straight twenty-five, made three tweny-fours, which, It must be conceded Is creditable indeed.. His full score was 95 out of 100. Tho new trap was In operation nnd it shot the birds through space as though they wer voluntarily ris ing from the ground. Tho highest ' individual scores were as follows: F. L. Baker ." .' .....'.. . 24 K. Byars . '. ................ 24 D. B. Gillespie .... 24 H, It. Jaik 22 it. 10. Coble 22 J. Keeton 22 U. L. MeMeans 21 S, B. Vaiigban , 21 T. A. Slusser 20 Frank Buckingham 21) J. X. Biggs 1ft V, n. Kaufman 17 J. W. lieihon 10 J. II. Illci 16 II. A. .Nobles 15 l.t I id 15 li. C, D. Bynum 14 Lynn 14 H. T. Canode 13 :. T. Sony . . ..' 10 - For ttie Talking House. (From Monday's Dally.) In reply to a letter sent out by II. Joe Isaacs, a left t was received this morning In which M. K. Moore, II. L. .Snider and K. D. Jeffors, all of Cameron, Mo., t-ignlfled their Inten tion of taking $100 each of packing house stock. This Is good, as every little hit helps, and Mr. Isaacs Is to be com plimented on the good ho Is effect ing lu this project. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION FIXING THE COMPENSATION OF THE COVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. Joint r.tnolutl'in Troponins' an amend ment to Article 4 nT the Constitution of the Stme of Texas by amending Focttoim 5 und 17 of ssld Artlcln 4 ii m to fix ttw coiniennatlon of thn Oovcrnor at el.'bt thnuxand (JSOOO) dollar (cr annum In addition to th use of th liovernor'a mansion, fix tures and furniture, and the compen sation of the Lieutenant Governor at twenty-ftvo hundred ($2100) dollar." per unnum. Be It Rfnolved by the Legislature of the State nf Texas: Heotlon 1. Thut Section 6 of Article 4 of the Conxtltutlon of the Htate of Tas be amended so ah to provldo that the Governor f the State ehull receive as compensation for his srrvleea, ai annual salary of eight thousand (18000) dollars and with the use and occupation of the (Jovernor'i munnlon, fixture nnd 'urnlture, said Suction 5 as amcniJid, to read as follows: Section 5. Ho shall, at stated times, receive as compensation for his nor vices nn unnual nalary of eljfht thou sand (JO, 000) dollars, and no more, and shall have the use and occupation of the Governor's mansion, fixtures and furniture. That Section 17 be so amended as to read as follows: Section 17. If, during the vacancy li the office of th Governor, the Lieuten ant Governor should dlo, resign, refus? to serve or be removed from office or be unable to serve or If he shall bo Im peached or absent from the State, the President of the Senate, for the time being, shall In like manner administer the government until he shall be au-!-ceeded by a Governor or Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor shall receive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred (12.500) dollars pr year, and no more. During the time he administers the government as Gov ernor, he shall receive In like manner the same compensation which the Oov ernor would have received had he been employed In the duties of his office, and no more. The President of the Senate, for the time being, shall, dur ing the time he administers the gov ernment, receive In like manner the iame compensation which the Clovernor would have received, had he heen em ployed In the duties of his office. Sec. 2. 'The Governor of this State is hereby directed to issue and have pub lished the necessary proclamation for the Rubmlnpion of this resolution to the qualified voters for members of th Legislature of the State of Texas, as an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to be voted upon on the day of the next pein'ral election of the State of Texas, which will be held on the day fixed by law therefor. All persons favoring said amendment shall have written or rrinted on their bal lets as follows: "Kor the amurvlment to the Constitution fixing the salary of the Governor at elijht thousand iJt.OO.I) dollars per annum, and the Lieutenant Governor nt twenty-five hundred ($:', TiOO) dollars per annum." And tlio opposed to snid amendment shall haw v rltten or printed on ilielr ballots an fellows: "A3. mist (lie noirod.nr'it ti the Convlrition fixing the n;i!ary of the Governor fit eight thousand ijK.oain dollars in-r minimi, nnd the Lieutenant Governor at twrnty-five hundred ($.'. SOu) dollar.'' per Hiinuin." And the sum of one thousand iJl.nno) rinPnrs or s much thereof n may be necessary. I. hrehy appropriated out of '- funds In the Treasury of th St ite of Tcxms not otherwise appropriated to ;-(,y th expenses of such publication, proclama tion and election. V. r. fiAVIK, (A true copy.) Secretary of Stall. n.lXCHMAX GETS KOBBEI). Comes to Aninrillo With a l'ile nnd Snjs l'ricndj) llelleved Him. J. C. Scott, a big ranchman of Hereford, came up Friday and com. menced to take 1 the sights r visited the red light district and eventually Blept nt the Mclp.to.sh hotel. Saturday morning he complained that he had .been robbed and as ChaHes Martin was the last man seen with him on the previous evHtupg, he (Martin) was arrested. Dr. J, K. Wrather was called to see Scott, who, without a douV, had been "doped'' nnd was suffering- from the efforts of cocaine or morphine poisoning. T, MartJn. C. A. Tlnsmon and n. Scott of Canyon City, were d.U ar rested for being Implicated In he robbery, but this mornlU(r M.Ttln was released lor luck, of evidence. The other two are being held for thn time being. m " tAXATION SUBMITTING AMEND MENT TO CONSTITUTION. Joint Resolution amending Section S. Artlcln 7, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, Inereanliir the amount cif tux that may be voted on school districts nnd providing for a inalerlty vote of the property tax pHylnff vot ers of such district to vot, such tux. Si . Hon 1. I It rtesolved by the I.egl' lnture of the State, of Texas: Thut S-etVn 3 of Article 7 ( f the Constltu tii -I of the Stat" .f Texas be so amend ed as to hereafter read us follows: Section .1. line fourth "f the revt me derived frnin the Stale occupation taxes and a poll tax of $1 en every male In habitant nf this State between the nes of twenty-one and sixty years Nhatl be set apurt annually for the benefit of thn public free schools, and In nddltUm thereto thereall be levied un t col lected nn annual a 1 valorem State tux rf such nn amount, not to exceed twenty cents on the Jlun valuntlon, as with the available nrh vl fund arising from all other amirces, will be suffi cient to maintain and support tho pub lic free RchcolH of this State for a period of not less than six months In each year, and the I'irl.slature may also pro vide for the formation of school dis tricts within all or any of the counties of this State by general or special law, without the local notice required In other cases of special legislation, and may authorise an additional ad vulorem tax to be levied and collected within such school districts for the further maintenance of public free schools, and the erection and equipment of school buildings therein, provided that a ma jority of the qualified property tax pay ing voters of the district, vulng at an election to be held for that purpose, shall vote such tax, not to exceed in any one year 50 cents on the $100 val uation of thn property subject to taxa tion In such district, but the limitation upon the amount of district tax herein authorized shall not apply to Incorpor ated cltlci or towns constituting sepa rate and Independent school districts. Sec. 2. The Governor of the State of Texas shall and he Is hereby directed to Issue tho necessary proclamation for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Tex as at the ntxt general election or at a special election culled by the Governor and the sum of four thousand ($4 000) dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, Is hereby appropriated out of any money not otherwise appropriated to defray the expenses of publication of such proclamation. At such (lec tion the qualified electors voting and favoring wild amendment shall have written or printed on the ballot as fol lows: "For amendment to Section 3. Article 7, of Hie Constitution of the State, relating to public free si hoela," anil those opposed to said amendment shall have written or printed on the ballot as follows: "Against amendment to Section 3, Article 7, of tho Constitu tion of the State, relating to public free schools." (A true copy.) V. rt. DAVIR, Secretary of Sla'o. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 8TATE CONSTITUTION RELAT ING TO COMMISSIONERS' PRE CINCTS. Joint Resolution to amond Section IS, Article G, of tho Constitution of the State of Texas, so us to provide for subsequent redisricting of a county Into commissioners' precincts, defin ing the manner thereof; for submit ting .'j'.mu to .he electors of the State, and making an appropriation there for. Bo It Tlesolvd by tho Legislature' of the State of Texas: Section 1. That Section IS, Article 5, of the Constitution of the State if Texas, be univ'iided so as to hereafter read as follows: Kach organized county In the State, now or hereafter existing, shall be di vided from time to time, for the con Vf nlence of the people, Into Justice pre cincts, not less thnn four and not more than twelve. The present county courts shall make thn first division. Subsequent divisions shall be mud" by the commissioners' court provided for by this Constitution. In each such precinct there pbnll be elected, at each biennial election, one Justice of the pence nnd one constable, each of whom shall bold his office for two years and U 111 II his successor shall b elect ed and qualified: provided, that in nny precinct In which there may be i city of eight thousand or more hab itants, there shall be elected two Jus tices of the peace. Fach county shall In like minner Slid In the first Instance, bo divided Into four commissioners' precincts, In each of which there shall he elected bv the qualified voters there of one county commissioner, who shall hold bis office for two years and until his successor shnll lie elected and quail fled. Subsequent divisions of a county Into commissioners' precincts shall be made as Is now or hereafter may tie provided by law. The county commis sioners so eho'ioti, wi'h the count:.' Judu" as presiding officer, s'nll enm- PO" the i-outit cio:n::IS'-'.onrrs' court. I e midi p iwers nnd ', emu t y business ui i i is CorM 11 at Ion and Stat", or as may be which s l ev- Juri sdli'i i"ii Is conferic ver by t'.e hi w h of t hcr.:fie See. C, prescrllmd. That the sum 1 f one thons M'by appro-i're'i-mty not Und (?l,onu pi.ated out dollars I h f the S; 'l- otherwise appropriated f , the pu'.'po.ie Cf dcfiayltig the necessarv eypeti.'ie of Htibuiil;ii!; tl'.e iilmve p.-o;.o'od enierid ment to the people of the State, nl the next g-i'.era! o- .special election In tho maimer rccuir-'d by law, by tho Gover nor of the State, (A true copy.) V. R. DA VIM, Secretary of State. The Lone Cedar -n Color Study. Through the plains of Texas a river wends Its way. Its hills have stretched far out on either side en closing valleys and shadows, and ter minating in a ragged line of con tinuous cliffs at the outer edt'es. Standing on thla cap-rock a mar volutin picture unfoldH. At the feet, straight dowu Into dizzy depths a canyon begins, rocks and trees show ing sharp and clear from above stretching out and away Into. a blending of yellow and green.' Grad ually a touch of haze predominate!, and dim bluo lights In softening el. teet.i. An occasional shaft of dark er Mue, lent by a stray cloud, tlaoti downward. iSeami of yellowish-red murk the trend of gulcbea and of. flowing springs. High up and farther away the blue lights grow softer, adding whlto to thulr color, and bills beyoud art dimly seen through tho veil. Then farther on and oa through miles of haze, appears la Hold and white, the straight sun tipped lino uf tho plains again. Tiny spires and specks of buildings are huddled together In ono spot oa tsa h mi zou and thin streams of smoke ascend. A little to tho left In the midst ol this scone rising from out the lower levels Is a miniature mountain breaking the sweeping view of tha valleys and hiding possible sunlit nooks and vales. Straight and steep Is the throne whore on abides tho King of Lights and Shadows a-lone cedar. Hegal patriarch of other days! The lone sentinel of sunlit valleys and canyons, through days of frost and bitter cold and of summers sunwarnith, through howling storms whose fierceness have sought to lay It low, A calm still wawher to tragedies enacted, In which skulking foes have pounced upon and tended helpless victims to their greod, fin ishing tho victory with a funeral dirge, wlerd and strange. Tbe be holder of days o! quiet and peace, all haze and blue and cream, with glints of gold and visionary shadow bars; of slow stray mlsU crtoplng across the levels. Though seen from afar, every curve, every stiff straight slope of the compact outline, speak out tha grim, still courage, tho tcnadott bravery of years gone by. A beautiful lesson to the tollers who are peopling the valleys and near-by plains, a gloriously sweet lesson to that one, who for a brief fractional space of time slips away from ceaseless din and dust, and life; sees again the wondrous maglo workmanship of the Master-Builder, and draws strength and peace there from. A. Q. r Canadian Doings. "J Special to Dally Panhandle. Canadian, Texas, Ang. J. rbe city council here ha9 granted the re quest of the Santa Fe company to close up Main street at the Intersec tion of the company's track for the purpose of erecting the nevr passen ger depot. Woik on the roundhouse Is pro gressing nicely. 1 George Ilolden, formerly of the Amarlllo shops and now boiler-maker here, was severely scalded while at work Friday night. The trouble re sulted from a plug blowing- out and Mr. Ilolden had a narrow escape. . W. R. Kirk, of Amarlllo, spent last week her0 In the Interest o Itlver View addition. Some rain fell heer last week oJ larmers report that prospects are good for a bumper corn crop. CLOUDBURST IN ARIZONA Water Ten Feel High In Deflag River Cerries Away Levee and Bridges Associated Tress. Trf Flagstaff, Ariz., Aug. 3. A cloud- burst today In tha mountains of north of Flagstaff brought a flood ten feet high down Deflag rlter, which broke the levee In several places, flooding the lower part of the city tearing .bridges out and doing severe damage to liouses and con tents. Two miles of track of the Grand Canyon railroad between Wll. liams and Canyon are reported washod out. Westbound trains are delayed by washouts east of here. Last night's storm was the most se vere of the season, llghnlng striking in dozens of places about the city (but luckily without much damage. The flood Is subsiding. History Is the diary of the human race. 1 A maxim la a pellet of philosophy. Nature s nobleman Is the unselfish man.