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80UTH CAROLINA TOWN 8UF GREAT L088. Score of People Drowned at Clifton All the Railwby Bridges Are Gone— Cotton Mills Suffer the Most—Loss Will be Over a Million and'a Half— No Wind or Lightning. Spartanburg, S. C., June 8.—A tor rential rainstorm visited this region resulting in général devastation and destruction of life'and property. All the bridges and trestles on the main line of the Southern railway were washed awu,y. The greatest destruc tion' of life and property occurred at the Pacolet & Ldfton and Glendale cotton mills. Wires are down and re " ports conflicting, but It seems, certain that 25 or 30 persons were drowned, mostly mill operatives. The heaviest property loss was at the illfated Pacplet mills, where Presi dent Victor Montgomery estimates the damage at $1,250,000. About 1200 op eratives in the^e mills are thrown out of employment, ana Withià a few days will be in need of dany bread. Soon after the water pressure at mill No. 1 became dangerous, the boiler rooms were submerged and the workmen were ordered back. A little later the fury of the raging river struck mill No. 1, sweeping that plant entirely away. The strong current then swept against No. 2, demolishing that mill and leaving only the cloth- room stand ing. The big bridge over the Pacolet river, a steei structure, was then car ried away by the flood, which had burst through the dams. The wareroom, containing nearly 4000 bales of cotton and 4000 bales of domestic cloth, fol lowed, all tne cotton being carried down stream. At mill No. 3 one half of the picker room and five stories on the left side of the main building were washed away. The main building, supported by a thick wall, is still standing, but may collapse at any time. The boiler robin has gone, but the smokestack Is yet standing. The dam at No. 3 Is intact. All i-é machinery in the mill is 'ruined. At Glendale four ware houses filled with cotton and cotton products were swept away, along with the dam across the Lawson's fork and the trestle of the city electric railway. The mill at Glendale was not material ly damaged. There was no wind and no damage by lightning, the loss all being by water. This fell in veritable torrents, covering the surface of the earth; riv ers overflowed their banks to heights never before known. At Converse the main building of the Clifton factory collapsed and the flood rose till the second floor of the mill was under four feet of water, 40 or 50 feet above the ordinary stage. The Converse mill is utterly demolished, nothing standing except the picker room building, which is badly dam aged. Clifton mill No. 8 also lost its boiler room, engine room and smoke stack. The Choate Wedding. Albany, N. Y., June 8.—Mrs. Cora Lyman Oliver, daughter of Dr. Shaw Oliver, and Dr, Joseph H. Choate, son of United States Ambassador Choate, -were married at St. Peter's church, in the presence Of one of the most bril liant assemblages of the kind ever gathered at a wedding here. The be trothal service was read by Rev. Dr. jaattershall, rector of the church, - the marriage service by Right Rev. Wil liam C. Doane, bishop of Albany. Ambassador and Mrs. Choate were present, having come over from Lon don especially to attend the wedding. Restaurant Strike in Chicago. Chicago, Jupe 9.—While scores of persons were at dinner, at the sound of a whistle blown by a woman lead er, the waitresses, cooks and dishwash ers in Siegel, Cooper & Co.'s depart ment store restaurant stopped work. The place was soon a scene of confu sion. Clerks were sent Into the dining room to put the place In order. This done, the restaurant was closed. A strike wps declared by the em ployes of Buckely & Mann's restaurant on Clark street, the EdelwelS on Madi son street, and the Fair, and the cooks at the Chicagp Athletic club walked •out. Higher Water at Portland. Portland, Ole., June 10.—The river gauge shows 20.3 Tuesday night, a rise of six inches in the past 24 hours. The upper Columbia and Snake rivers are still rising, though not so rapidly as last week. The weather bureau pre dicts that the river will continue to Tise here during the present week, and •on Sunday next will reach 23 feet It was annqunced that Secretary Moody would not remain in the cabinet longer than the present term of Presi dent Roosevelt. Mr. Moody expects then to resume the practice of law. 8TRIKE FOR 8ANITARY REA80N, Statement From 75,000 Textile Work ers In Philadelphia. Phl'adelphla, June it .—The work ing committee of the Central Textile union, composed of one delegate from each union on strike, met at strike headquarters and considered the situa tion. After a five hours' session the committee, in conjunction with the executive board of the textile workers, issued a long statement to the public, giving reasons for the strike of over 75,000 men, women and children. *.s \ The statement says that the strike was ordered for sanitary reasons; that it was.accessary because the health of tie mn, women and children was at itake. , The statement called attention to the fact that children were com pelled to work 10 3-4 hours a day in the mills from Monday to Friday and fcix and one quarter hours on Saturday. Tile statement asks for the support of the public and reiterates the willing ness of the workers to meet for a con ference. The statement also declared that the textile industry, as shown in StrtlstlcB produced before the àhthra t te coal st ike commission, is' dead lier fan the mining industry. . OREGON NOTE8. George Smith, colored, was^hanged In Multnomah county jail yard recently for murdering his wife, a white woman, last November. The wheat crop tributary to Athena and Weston is making a better show ing than probably anywhere else In the inland Empire. Marvin G. TufTord, an old soldier, 66 years old, with only one leg, was run over and killed recently in Port land by an 'electric car. The Fourth will be celebrated by Union In NodiDe and Swackhamer groves, and will be probably the big gest affair in the Grand Ronde valley. E. B. Lehman, for years a trusted employe of the Gambrinus Brewing company at Portland, has absconded, taking with him considerable money belonging to his employers. The Portland & Asiatic Steamship company has put into effect reduced rates on flour and wheat to the orient for the month of June, In order to meet the raise announced at San Francisco. The veterans of the First Oregon cavalry and Infantry will hold their second reunion in conjunction with the encampment of the G. A. R. at Port land, Saturday, June 27. All survivors of those regiments are Invited to at tend the reunion. George B. Curry Is commander and W. M. Hillard adju tant; address, Turner, Ore. Running at the speed of 35 miles an hour, the Spokane flyer eastbound on the Oregon Railroad & Navigation company struck a spike placed on the rail near Latourelle Falls, 30 miles east of Portland recently, and was de railed. The engine and tender were dashed <?i wn the bank into the Colum bia river, but the engineer and fire mad escaped Injury. None of the pas sengers were injured beyond a slight shaking up. Grain Firm Fails. San Francisco, June 8.—l npinger & Co. of this city, one of the largest grain dealing firms in the United States, have gone to the wall. The crash came suddenly and for a time threatened to completely upset the local grain market. As it was, the annour cement of the failure caused big bobbing of prices on 'change and wrought up such excitement as has not been witnessed on the floor for many years. * It is thought the money losses of the firm may run up Into the millions, while London, Paris and American banking houses with which it deals will also, It is said, suffer neavHv. San Francisco Theater le Ruined. San Francisco, June 8.—The inter ior of the Republic theater, formerly Metropolitan temple, hasv been ruined by fire. It is believed that the blaze was started by the crossing of electric wires. Miss Nance O'Neil began play ing an engagement at the house, and through the efforts of the firemen, much of her costumes! scenery and baggage was protected from flame and water. It waB the scene of many noted political and religious assemblies. It was converted into a theater about year ago. The damage Is $25.000. Two Men Killed. Columbus, Neb., June 8.—Two men Were killed and two fatally injured on a handcar that was run down by stock extra near Genoa. The stock extra was coming down the Cedar Rap ids-Spaulding branch of the Union Pa cific. The section men were going to work up the track. The engine on the extra struck the handcar about a mile west of town. Murderers Shall Not Escape. Topeka, if an., June 9.—A message from St. Francis says Chauncey Dewey and his cowboys, under arrest for the alleged murder of the Berry family last week, are safe. The settler» have formed a sort of military organization It is understood, and are outspoken In their determination that Dewey and bis men shall not escape. IB |É MUS -r—---— * SPRING BRINGS ACTIVE WORK IN EVERY EeCTION. Items of Interest of a Miscellaneous Nature Gathered During the Pa«t Week—New Districts Making.Good Showings-—Many Mining Accidenté and Personals. ' l '■ Ex Senator George Turner of Spo kane uas secured options on the Stand ard "~d Mammoth silver-lead mines iq the Ccsur d A$dhew, ott,the basis, it is understood, l)f about $5,000;000 for the two properyes. fils option will expire on August 18. '■■■ ■. BRITISH COLUMBIA. •' . The American Boy shipped'. three cars lati week. . ■ '. Machine drills have'trcn installed t the 'Blocks Star mine. In the'hext couple of weeks five co% certrators will be running full blast round Sandon. The late spring Is retardlhgthe open irg cf many of the mines. Ini those low down the workings are too. wet; land ijt the properties higher-up tfité snow is still too deep to get'aicund jv- : Paul Watelet, who is wanted in Spo kane on a charge of obtaining money by false pretenses, was taken from Ashcroft and lodged in a cell at the courthouse In Vancouver. Ar"us McGlllivray of New Denver has gone up to the Neepawa properties on Ten Mile creek for the purpose putting things In shape before com mencing the summer's work. So successful have the experiments been for treatlJ T the ores of the Ar Hr g ton in the Slccan by a modified cyanide process, that J. Frank Cullom of the Ai ington company expects to apply shortly for patents. On completion of the 250 coke ovens now In course of construction at Mor rissey Mines, work on 500 additional ovens will be commenced. The con struction of these ovens will mean an expenditure cf over half a million dol lars. While the Boundary ore shipments for the last week do not equal those of the previous week, two mines have at least made new records in shipping the Snowshoe and the B. C. Only five blast furnaces are running at the three Boundary smelters, which, of course, accounts for the smaller tonnage from the shippers.. It is the old question of shortage of coke. John Stanton of New York, the world's leading copper expert, was one of the party of directors who recently Inspected tue Granby mines and smel ters. He is lavish in praise of the properties. He said: "There is no question as to the im mense quantity of ore in sight at the Gi^nby mines. I am free to admit that I came west prepared to discount a great deal of what I had heard. How deep, this deposit extends nobody krows. It is purely conjectural. How e\er there Is every reason to believe the depth should be commensurate with the length and width of this well defined lode. All the reports I had received jespecting the size of the ore body and its self fluxing character have been confirmed by personal ex amination." Sumpter, Oregon, Mines. The great Scandia tunnel in the Ala mo district, is in about 3000 feet. Work on the erection of a concen trating plant has commenced At the oalli ornia mine. The Construction of a mill will be commenced immediately at the I X L mine In the Greenhorn district. Sinking of the main shaft at the Storm King in the Cable Cove district f has been suspended, owing to flooding. A strike is reported in the ^Tennes see group of claims in the Crocker Creek district. The vein is eight feet wide and is a high gtade, free milling proposition. The Baisley-Elkhorn property will be operated extensively this season. A large quantity of machinery for the mine, as well as for an electric power plant, has been received at the mine. The Baby McKee will most likely be operated again this season. The com pany will meet June 15 and organize an exploration system for the purpose of determining the .extent and value of the ore bodies. Owing to litigation work was suspended on the group last summer. ' MINING NOTE8. A steel trust official says there prob ably will be no further reduction in pig iron. Present prices shut out im ports, benefiting the situation greatly. Officers of the Lone Pine-Surprise Mining company at Republic express little hope that the quarter of a mil lion dollar deal with Charles Thels for the sale of the property will be con summated. The steel trust Is shipping much wire and pipe stuff to various parts of the world, notably Argentine, Austra lia, the orient and Europe. It is also shipping structural steel to the orient, chiefly for bridges. f Portland capitalist, A number of Improvement? are am tier way at. the Morning mine at Mul lân, Idaho, which will necessitate thé-, expenditure of '$10,000 in new machin ery alone. ", ' ' It is reported that' some of the east ern capitalists interested In thé Gran by company, at Grand Forks, •£: c., h#ve invested rin -the Mountain .Lion company, and-tijia^ the latter,ctyap^hy is shortly to be teprgariue^. ii: ... ' Two gold brickè weighing at^piut $8 pounds and valued at aboût $§000,were exhibited in Spokane Recently by J. L. Dünn as part of the outfmt from thè WHd Rose mine near Fierce, MAfco. The mine was. discovered about ' IS months ago. , , The. -Italian government' ha# Informed the. United States ambassador that Italy will require 1000 'f'Çjiiare '-111 ëfres cf space at the St. Led Is exposition Besides a display of 'her art and* indus tries, a collection of Italy'6' mineral products will be shown, r- >V> %\ ...Hereafter the executive hoard of-fhe Western Federation of Miners ' 'jrtll have full power to direct the'*i!a< ve -ments of local unions In c#se 'of c iffi ciilties. An amendment to the consti tution was adopted by thè convention to that effect, and binding local unions to abide, by Its decisions. ' -, 1 Shipments from the Mountain .Lion will be commenced shdrtly at the rate of 200 tons a day. ThÇm afi' James, man, Who has-returned from a viqlt to Montahjs, reports the sale of the«Pirqc tor Knott group to the Consolidated Copper cbmpauy of Minneapolis, James says that, the price paid Ws ■$50,000 cash. The sellers are thlnlhg men and merchants of Pony, Mont. The chief development In the Kreta* Ijr forgery case at Spokane, is the fit ing of a suit In the superior court to determine the title to the Lùcilq Drey fus mine among thé holders of the dif ferent classes of stock. Incident' to thé suit the court is asked tq take control of the property through «receive*; Ranahan and W. Townsehd made ah important strike recently hr dqing the assessment wor.k on the Copper King property on l oulou, mountain; 14 nines' west from Bossburf, W^sbl, £wenty feet of copper ore wére v uncovered The vein'lies betweeh granite 1 and porphyry. The ore aftssy* from $9 to $20 in copper, with some gold values The Copper King is situated one mile south ofvthe Orient group of claims. Fabulously rich gold ore has been found in a group of claims known - as the Doggett properties, near Diamond City, Mont., whlcu were recently taken over by tne eastern syndicate headed ty J. Campbell Cory, the former New York newspaper man. One of the veins contains a two foot streak of gold ore, samples of xqhich run as high as $10, 000 a ton. The specimens fairly beam with the yellow metal, find the owners feex that they have encorn- ered a ver itrble bonanza. The celebrated Sixteen to One case at Wallace, Idaho, has been set by the dLlrict cor-t for trial June 20. It was only about wo years ago that the true value- of the property became known, erd when the owners made application for a pr tent an adverse claim was filed The case was tried in the dis; trict court and a verdict was awarded the plaintiffs. A new trial was granted the defendants and the plaintiffs ap pealed to the supreme court of the state that It be npt granted. The su pieme court held that the defendants be granted the new trial. From positive sources comes the. In lOimation that the Northwest railway, from kuntington down the Oregon side of the Snake river, will be completed at least a part of #ue distance to the Iron Dyke .mine this year. A party of surveyors is now in the field near Ox Bow, looking tof a site for a 600.ton smelter for the Ladd Smelting A Re fining .company, which is being pro moted by Charles E. Ladd, the big Ore will be fur glshed by, the Cornucopia, Mineral, Iron Dyke and Seven Devils districts. The surveyors are a)so looking into the project of tunneling Ox Bow for water power, taking water from Snake river. t j s Spokaue minlng'filn, Italy's Constitution Day. Washington, June 9.—Constitution day, the anniversary of the signing of the constitution, was appropriately celebrated at the Italian embassy by a reception which Signor Mayer des Planches, Italian ambassador, and the ambassadress tendered to members of the Italian societies in Washington. "Red" Sutherland, found guilty of assault and battery on* his brother-in law, William Shell, of Pullman, was sentenced to five months In the Whit man county jail. Sutherland will be a member of the county chain gang for the next six months. It is announced that Rev. H. H. Harty Is to be archbishop of the Catho lic church at Manila and not bishop of Manila, as reported. Judge öaldwell to Retire. Little Rock, Ark., June 9.—It Is un officially announced here that Judge Henry C. Caldwell had resigned from the Eighth United States court bench. It Is understood that Judge W. C. Book of the United States district court will succeed Judge Caldwell. House of Commons In in Uproar When 'QuéstŸtoh bame Up— <Ali| Freetraders >cs That fioibrilai Secretary Chamberlain Is to ^Resign—Balfour IS Worried Over the Outcome. Ikmdon, 1 dune . ll.tr-The rumored resignation of Colonial Secretary Chamberlain is the .most startling de velopiqent o^ fhe pfopofeal of the ohan 'cellor 'or the exchequer, Mr. Ritchie, abèhéh thé corn tax, the debate on which kept tie house of commons packed and spellbound until midnight. Even If Prêta 1er Balfour persuades Mr. Chamberlain to'remain In the cabinet, ttl MSI CUMMI IN. HIS PLAN TO BUT ENGLAND ON PROTECTIVE TARIFF BA8I3. the colonial secret tariff program!' is iryis preferential lopelessly snowed under and hi» influence as a political power 4n Great Britain .at least tem porally relapsed. ■ All members of thé gbvernnjent who iontributed .to. the debate vigorously leclared themselves ils free traders, find frankly opposed- Mr. Chamber laln's proposals. Except for Mr. Chap not is voice on either Side was raised ln.suppppt of Mr. Chamberlain's campaign. Fonner members of cabl neta-and private members, Irrespective party, protested against any tinker ing with Great Britain's financial pol icy. The unionists voiced with - the liberals as declaring- fhémseives free tf&dent .< • • . ' All that was.-Jacking in the com plete route of the protectionists' cabi net minister was Mr. Balfour's official renouncement .as pren^ipr and op be alf of thé government that the cabi flet, as à 'Whole', refused to adopt Mr. Chamberlain's views. Both the colonial minister and the premier were absent from the debate, because, ac cording to report, .Mr.. Balfour was spending the evening endeavoring to persuade the'colonial secretary to re main in the cabinet, notwithstanding his differences with his colleagues. The debate was adjourned at midnight, when .amidst a sensation, Chancellor of the Exchequer Ritchie said he hoped Mr. Balfour would soon be able to give the house a definite statement in be half of the entire cabinet, though he could not promise It. Mr. Chamberlain's amendment was scarcely made before it became a sec ondary consideration, its defeat being assured. Until midnight the -fight, if an undefended struggle could be so described, raged around Mr. Chamber lain. • • . "Oil and Vitriol" is the only adequate description of Sir Michael Hicks Beach's speech, which started the re volt. Amid Intense silence this famous tory ex-minister extolled the colonial secretary's virtues and damned his program. "Black Michael." as he is familiarly called, was never seen to better ad vantage. The ministers sat with trou bled faces, Mr. Balfour looking es pecially dejected. Mr. '.Chamberlain, deserting his usual placé, paler even than usual, stretched himself at the end of the treasury bench.. Later In the afternoon he never exchanged a word with his colleagues. Jÿtér Mr. Ritchie had renounced the colonial sec retary's ideas, Mr. Chamberlain ■ stalk ed out of the chamber without evjta a nod to Mr. Balfour, After' the.-dinner recess the excitement was hëlg'bteîied' by the absence of both the colonial secretary and the. Jiremier. A bitter attack on aUy 'tampering with free trade was made by Sir John Gorst, conservative, who declared that a great portion oMh^ jrising generation in the United K-ogdpm ar*B already so degenerate and-poxarty stHcken That anything tending to Increase the price of food would threaten a national .dis aster. ; v , " ' .' Cloudburst in Arizona. Bisbee, Ariz.,' June 11.—News has. reached here of a cloudburst near Clif ton. A wall of water .eight feet high rushed dowh Chase creefc without giv ing the inhabitant» warning. Several dead bodies bave already;been recover ed, and it is believed the number of drowned will reapb 20. ' Chase creek is mostly lnhabitated by Mexicans em ployed by the Arizona Copper com pany. The smelter, situated on the north side of ChaBe creek, closed down at présent on account .of the miners' strike, sustained a heavy, loss. Wires are all down to Clifton. Everett Mill and Dock Fire. Everett, Wash., June 10.—Carpenter Brothers' shingle mill and part of the Fourteenth street dock were almost completely destroyed by fire. The loss is $8000; insurance $2500. A forest fire is ranging on the Tula lip Indian reservation and the fire seems to be spreading. Jessie Morrison to Jail. Topeka, Kan., June 9.—The Kansas supreme court has refused to grant a new trial in the case of Jessie Morri son, sentenced to the penitentiary for the murder of Clara W. Castle three years ago.