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BV FOREST FIRES
One Hundred Dead and Thousands Homeless in Crow's Nest Dis trict of Canada. Six Towns in the Path of the Flames Are Wiped Out, the Terror Stricken Residents Fleeing to the Open Country for Their Lives. Cranbrook, B. C.—Six towns on the Crows Nest branch of the Canadian Pacific railroad have been wiped out, many others are in danger of destruc tion, over 100 lives have beeen lost, thousands are homeless and a prop erty loss Into the millions has been caused by the fiercest forest fire ever known in the history of western Can ada. The fire was In the Elko valley, the richest coal and lumber district in British Columbia. The district is sit uated in the extreme southeastern cor ner of the province, just north of the Montana state line. The towns known to have been de stroyed. together with their popula tion, are: Fernie, 5,000; Michel, 1,600; Coal Creek, 1,500; Sparwood, 200; Hosmer, 400; Crows Nest, 1,000. One hundred square miles have al ready been swept by the flames, and It 1s feared that scores of homesteaders have met death In the deep woods. The inhabitants of the towns have fled to open districts In the vicinity ■in the hope of safety. The railway companies have placed all available trains at their disposal. For the past month forest fires have been raging in the mountains of the Elk river valley country, hut they have not been considered serious. Sat urday morning a heavy wind sprang up from the west and early in the aft ernoon the flames appeared over the crest of the mountains to the west of Femle. This ran down the mountain side and before a fire guard could be organized had entered the town. With in an hour the town was doomed and the inhabitants sought safety in flight, leaving their all behind them. Town after town has been attacked and destroyed by the flames, and many lives have been lost in an en deavor to check the flames, or save personal effects. CASTRO IN FOR 8CRAP. Hollanders Offered Affront Which May Result in Bloodshed. Willemstad.—The Dutch cruiser Gelderland arrived here on Sunday from La Gulra, Venezuela. Her oom mander declares that he sent a boat ashore at La Gulra with an officer and was refused all means of communica tion with the shore. The authorities there, he says, declined to accept the letter bags and an official communica tion to the German minister, who is In charge of Dutch lnteretss In Cara cas. He reports also that Venezuela is preparing her forces for a defense of the country. It Is generally believed here that Holland will take prompt ac tion. Murders His Friend While in Drunken Rage. Aurora, 111.—J. A. Morrell, a wealthy farmer living at Blackberry Center, a small village fifteen miles from here, was fatally shot and his housekeeper was murdered by John Anderson, who was employed on Mor rell's farm. Anderson later commit ted suicide with a shotgun, blowing the top of his head off. Anderson had been drinking heavily for several weeks, and it is believed he was de mented. Anderson, when sober, was devotedly attached io Morrell, who had always treated him more as a friend than as an employee. Failed to Secure Conviction. Portland, Ore.—Ex-State Senator R. A. Booth of Eugene and his brother, James H. Booth, ex-receiver of the land office at Roseburg, and Thomas E. Singleton, who have been on trial for several days in the United States district court on a charge of con spiracy to defraud the government of 160 acres of public land in Douglas county, were acquitted by the jury on Sunday. The jury was out nineteen hours. It is stated that largely be cause of the failure of the govern ment to secure a conviction a number of other complaints will be dismissed. Successful Aeroplane Exhibition. New York.—Henri Farman, who came from Paris to give a series of aeroplane exhibitions under the man agement of an American syndicate, made his first public flight In thiB country at the Brighton Beach race track Sunday. The exhibition was a success to the extent that it demon istrated the Inventor's ability to fly un • der favorable atmospheric conditions nnd entertained some 2.000 enthusias tic spectators. Farman traveled near ly a third of a mile in about thirty seconds and did not appear to be hur rying. ___ Never Worried for a Century. Chicago.—A full century and seven years of life without a single moment of worrying was ended Saturday when Mrs. Anna Mlskus died at the home of her grandson, Julius Anixter. though 107 years old, Mrs. Miskus had full possession of her faculties until the moment of her death. She was prominent as a settlement worker. She is survived by forty grandchil dren. When only a child in her na tive home In Maryneple, Poland, she took a vow never to worry, and to ibis vow she attributed her longevity. Al Unpleasant Situation Has Developed as Result of Alleged Interference of Officials. Washington.—An unpleasant situa» tion has developed between the Unit ed States and Honduras, growing out of the action of President Davila in canceling the exequaturs of the for eign consuls at Celba, Honduras, be cause of their alleged friendliness ts the revolutionary cause. These of ficers include the American consul, Drew Linard, and Vice Consul Rey nolds and the vice consuls of France and Norway. The reports which have reached the state department unhold the conten tion of the consuls that they have not been guilty of any breach of pro priety; that they did not advise the surrender of the town when demanded by the revolutionists as charged by Honduras, but simply communicated the demand to the commandant. The Incident has caused consider able annoyance to this government which ever since the revolution in Honduras commenced has exerted its best efforts to prevent any breach ol neutrality in Central America, which might prove adverse to President Da vila's government. THREE TOWNS FLOODED. Cloudburst in Colorado Does Damage of $100,000. Florence, Colo.—A cloudburst Fri day afternoon In the headwaters of Oak and Coai creeks sent a raging torrent down those little streams, flooding three towns, washing out bridges and doing damage estimated to be not less than $100,000. No loss of life is reported, though Mrs. J. Burns, an elderly woman, was taken from her home in this city, which had been flooded by the water, in a serious condition from exposure Hundreds of hogs and chickens on the truck farms to the south were drowned and In the towns of Rock sale and Williamsburg hundreds ol houses were flooded. Coal creek leaped its hanks and flood ed more than 100 homes. In Florence, HOPE FOR LAMPHERE. Mrs. Gunness and Children Given Strychnine Before Being Cremated. La Porte, Ind.—Coroner Mack an nounced on Thursday that Dr. Wal ter Haines of Rush Medical college, Chicago, who analyzed the stomach of Andrew Helgelen of Aberdeen, S. D., the last victim of Mrs. Belle Gunness, finding strychnine and arsenic In fa tal doses, haB also found in the stom achs of Mrs. Gunness and two of the children arsenic and strychnine in quantities sufficient to have caused death. Attorney Worden, who represents Lamphere, charged with the Gunness murders, and with being an accom plice of Mrs. Gunness in the Helgeleln death, declares that the discovery shows that his client could have had nothing to do with the death of the woman and her children. CONFERENCE ON PANAMA. Roosevelt Summons Wright and Bishop to Sagamore Hill. Oyster Bay, N. Y—A conference on sonditions in the American canal zone at Panama and on the relations of the canal zone with the republic of Pan ama, was held at Sagamore Hill Fri day night. Secretary « f War Wright and Secre tary of the Isthmian Canal Commis sion Joseph Bishop, who had been summoned here to discuss the Pan ama matters with the president, ar rived Friday evening. With General Wright and Secretary Bishop the pres ident Friday night went over the sit uation in Panama. SHAH POSTPONES ELECTION. Does Not Wish to be Thought an Imitator of the Sultan. London.—The Times correspondent at Teheran says that the news of the revival of the Turkish constitution has greatly disconcerted the reaction aries and encouraged the nationalists. The shah and his entourage are said to be greatly disturbed, mored, the correspondent adds, that the shah has determined to postpone the election lest It should be thought he was imitating the sultan. It Is ru Auto Run Down by Train. their big Philadelphia.—Driving touring car across the Reading rail tracks at Hunting Park avenue way In the northern section of the city in front of an ln-bound express train late at night, Charles Humphreys, chief clerk in the bureau of police, and Harry B. Bromley, a prominent dealer in upholsterers' were run down and killed, of their mangled bodies were scat - tered along the tracks for 100 yards and except for the contents of their identification would have materials. Portions pockets, been almost Impossible. Coal Company Was to Blame. Cheyenne, Wyo.—In a report made to Governor B. B. Brooks on the Hanna coal mine disaster of last March, costing fifty-nine lives, State Coal Mine Inspector Noah Young de clares that certain laws governing the operation of coal mines had been vio lated by the Union Pacific Coal com pany In its haste to open up an entry In which there had been a fire, there by causing an explosion. Tho Inspec tor suggests that the mine be sealed forever as a tomb for the men whose bodies were not recovered. CAVE HIS LIFE TO SAVE OTHERS Heroism of an Engineer Prevents Fearful Loss of Life, But Re sults in His Undoing. be Train Was Running at the Rate of Forty Miles an Hour When the Accident Occurred, as the Re sult of an Open Switch. Topeka, Kan.—Santa Fe passenger train No. 3, westbound, the California limited, went into the ditch at Wakar usa, twelve miles west of here, Thurs day morning. The engineer was kill ed and several passengers injured. The cause of the wreck is said to have been an open switch. The train was running at thp rate of forty miles wreck occurred. Henry Rosslter, the engineer, stayed in the cab and ap plied the airbrakes and thus saved the train from a much more serious wreck, but the act cost the brave engi neer his life. When dragged from the cab after the wreck every bone in Rossiter's body was broken and he was badly mangled. The engine left the rails and turned over In the ditch to the left of the track. The baggage car was dragged after the engine and turned half-way across the track. The buffet car was derailed and torn from its" trucks by the shock of the wreck. At the point of the derailment there was a ditch on both sides of the track. Two hundred feet of the track was torn up. an hour when the of ed GOMPERS MAKES DENIAL. Never Said That He Would Deliver the Labor Vote. Washington.—"The report that I have ever said that I would or would not deliver the labor vote to any polit ical party Is an Infamous lie," said Samuel Gompers, president of tho American Federation of Labor on Thursday. "Organized labor is not only honest, but intelligent enough to chooBe the party for Its support which will best represent Its inter ests. "It Is possible that by lies and mis representations £he enemies of organ ized labor may Injure me personally and even be successful in accomplish ing my removal as president of the American Federation of Labor," said Mr. Gompers, "but that will never change my course In battling for the principles for which I stand." HEAT WAVE CAUSES DEATH. Eleven Citizens of Chicago Succumb to Heat and Over Sixty Pros trations. Chicago.—The relief promised In the government weather forecast Ole heat of the previous five days, which has been responsible for eleven deaths and more than sixty prostra tions, had not arrived at midnight on Thursday. Four more d^tths were ad ded to the roll on Thursday, and of the fifteen prostrations reported, sev eral victims are In a critical condition. The maximum temperature was 89 de grees. from Chased Lion with Slippers. Paris, France.—A lion broke loose at the electrical exhibition at Mar seilles and made hts way on the stage of the theater, where a ballet was be ing rehearsed. The panic among the ladles appeared In their midst was In tense. Three of the ladies, however, were possessed of more courage than the rest, and, snatching off their shoes, they heat the greatly astonish ed beast into submission. When the Hon tamer arrived the lion welcomed him with evident joy. Will Give Lumber Trust a Run for Their Money. Topeka, Kan.—Attorney General Jackson on Thursday filed in the dis trict court of Shawnee county ouster, quo warranto and Injunction suits against the Yellow Pine association of St. Louis. The attorney general of Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma, It Is stated, filed similar suits In their re spective states, In a concerted effort to break up what is alleged to be an Illegal combine to raise the price of lumber to a figure said to be unrea sonable and fictitious. Has No Use for Spaniards. Manila.—The Spanish consul la this city has written to Governor Gen eral Smith oflicially drawing attention to the intemperate speech made by Simon Villa, a candidate for office on the municipal board In which he ex pressed Intense hatred of all Span iards, and said that If another Insure rection should occur he would favor the killing of all persons of that na tionality, including the friars, governor general has taken the mat ter under consideration. Villa contin ues delivering intemperate speeches. The Mine Horror Narrowly Averted. Nontrose, Colo.—Fourteen workmen employed in driving the west end of the Gunnison government irrigation tunnel, had a miraculous escape from being drowned. A huge cloudburst broke In the gulch just above the west portal of the big bore, flooded the power house floor to a depth of eigh teen Inches, put out the fire, which stopped the dynamos and fans, spread over the level strech near the power house, under which the tunnel Is driv en. The men escaped by an old shaft as the water rushed into the tunnel. Indians Claim That White Men Are Stealing Their Grazing Lands and an Outbreak is Feared. Denver.—General Earl D Thomas, commanding the department of the Colorado, has been instructed to dis patch immediately six troops of airy to the Navajo reservation, orders came from the war department Saturday, and are induced by the fear that renegade Utes will induce the Navajos to rebel. The chief cause of the dissatisfaction is the use of the watei; holes and grazing lands by the whites. The Indians claim the white men are stealing) their privileges and resent the Intrusion. The troops will be sent from Forts Whipple, Apache and Wingate. cav The CLOUDBURST IN CANYON. Young Woman Drowned Amount of Property Destroyed. and Vast Reno, Nev.—A telephone message from Verdi, Nev., says a destructive cloudburst visited that section tween. 3 and 4 o'clock Sunday after noon in which one life was lost, while scores of live stock, cabins and a great quantity of logs were carried off. Miss Etta Tixley, aged 24, daughter of John Tixley, foreman of the Verdi Mill & Lumber company, was on the porch of the lumber office, located In the canyon, when the water, fully ten feet high, rushed against the build ing, carrying Miss Tixley with It be neath the floods. Luke Smith, an old-timer. Is report ed to have lost his life also, but this cannot be confirmed. A cloudburst occurring In Spanish canyon near Steamboat Springs, caught several people In the rush of waters, but after battling desperately they finally saved themselves. President Overrules West Point Of ficials. Oyster Bay.—President Roosevelt end Secretary of War Wright have decided that the eight cadets who were recently, dismissed from the United States military academy at West Point for hazing, shall be rein stated, and that their puishment shall be administered according to the dis ciplinary methods of the academy. Secretary Wright said that he dis cussed the matter thoroughly with the president, and that both he and Mr. Roosevelt were of the opinion that dismissal was too severe. He said that the cadets acted In a manly man ner In telling him all about the of fenses with which they were charged. Child Abducted F rom Chicago Home is Given Her Freedom. Chicago.—Veronica Cassidy, the 12 year-old girl whose mysterious ab duction on July 30 caused unusual po lice activity in this and other cities, returned to her home Saturday night from Cincinantl, whither she had been taken by her alleged abductor, F. J. Blair. She told her parents that Blair had placed her aboard a train immediately after leading her away from home, and that they had been In a rooming house in the Ohio city until Saturday morning, when the man gave her a ticket to Chicago and told her to go home. Another Desert Tragedy. Yuma, Ariz.— F. D. Spaulding, aged 45, an automobile manufacturer of San Francisco, who, with T. P. Mc Cauley of the same city, was on his way tio inspect some mines near Gila Bend, perished on the desert and Mc Cauley was overcome by heat and is terribly shocked. The men left Yuma against all advice and plunged Into the desert. They probably got out of the machine to make repairs, as they were found unconscious beside the car. McCauley revived, but Spauld ing died five hours later at Blaiskell. Jealous Lover Shoots His Rival and Sweetheart. La Crosse, Wis.—Jealous because his rival had taken his sweetheart to a country dance and was escorting her home, John Newburg, 24 years old, a young farmer, waylaid and shot Ara bella Miller, 18 years old, and Will Heider, 24 years old, at Waterloo bridge, near West Salem, on Sunday. Miss Miller was shot through the wrist, in the cheek, arm and abdo men. Heider grappled with Newburg and was shot in the wrist, whipped up his horses and escaped with the injured girl. Heider Prophesies Prosperity. Washington.—Prosperity better anu saner than the United States has ever seen before is foreseen for the next decade by Professor Henry C. Adams, for twenty years In charge of statis tics and accounts for the Interstate Professor commision. Commerce Adams ts recognized as one of the cloeest students of industrial and financial conditions In the service of the government. His Intimate asso ciation with the railroads and their operation has given him a thorough insight Into business conditions. Rear Admiral Returns from Honolulu. San Francisco.—Rear Admiral W. L. Capps, chief of the naval bureau of construction and repairs, who sailed to Hawaii on board the batleshlp Kan sas of the Atlantic fleet, returned Sunday on the Siberia. During the ad miral's stay in the islands he _ wit nessed the target practice and battle maneuvers of the squadron and made an extended tour of Inspection to Pearl harbor. Admiral Capps will In spect the naval yards at Mare Island and Bremerton before returning to Washington to report to the secretary of the navy. IDAHO STATE NEWS The melon season In the Payette valley Is about two weeks late this year, owing to the backward spring. The city council of Boise has fixed the tax levy at 14 mills, a reduction of one mill from the levy of last year. Plans have been submitted for the new high school building to be erect ed at Mountain Home at a cost of $18,000. Some rich ore recently encountered Id the Stanley basin district has oc casioned new interest in mining mat ters in that section. A young son of J. R. Rhodes of Meri dian, was kicked on the leg by a horse, causing a bad fracture be tween the hip and knee. A number of cows and chickens have died at Pearl lately, supposedly from poison that escaped from the Black Pearl cyanide mill. The new brick plant which Is to make the brick for a $35,000 hotel building in Burley, started last week with a force of twenty-one men. A Boise man convicted of maintain ing a nuisance In the form of a chicken yard, of which his neighbors complained, was fined $5,0 and costs. Never, In twenty years of apple growing without a single total failure, have Council valley apple trees been more heavily burdened with growing fruit than this season. The crop outlook of the Payette val ley was never better and the people are prospering. Early apples, apri cots and early peaches are now being marketed at fair prices. While working at the sawmill at Nampa last week, George Woods was quite badly hurt by being struck In the groin with a slab of wood which will lay him up for several days. A gasoline stove used to heat water In a barber shop in Meridian, came near causing a serious fire last week. A leak in the tank caused the oil to run down the pipe, causing an explo sion. Allen L. Ingman, 76 years of age, who had lived In Boise about fifteen years, was found dead in hlB bed on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Ingam was born in Ohio and was a black smith. The regents of the state university have appointed Miss Permeal French of Bellevue preceptress of Ridenbaugh hall at the university In the place of Mrs. Levi P. Young, who recently, re signed. That Dr. J. A. Aulguire, a well known physician of Pocatello, who was terribly burned at his oflice and residence and died from his Injuries, was the victim of a bomb thrower Is the theory now advanced. The 22-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Pimlin of Boise is dead, as a result of having drank a quantity of kerosene oil from a dish placed upon a table. Just how much the child swallowed could not be determined. Jim Daly, who about four months ago was received at the state peniten tiary from Canyon county under a sentence of fourteen years for horse stealing, has been adjudged insane and will be confined In the asylum at Blackfoot. * Following the recent publication of the fact that the interior department had authorized the return of $10,000, unused mineral deposits for surveys, to Idaho miners, many applications have been received at the office of the surveyor general. Stltes was placed on the dry list last week when officers raided two soft drink joints, destroyed 1,800 bot tles of gold foam, near beer, made by brewers for consumption in dry com munities, and arrested the men who were in charge of the joints. The bond election held in Caldwell resulted in a vote of 78 against ana 146 for, thus defeating the bonds by a vote of four, as it is necessary to carry by a two-thirds vote. The city schools cannot begin until funds are raised for repairing the buildings. Charles Moss of Wichita, Kan., ar rested at Idaho Falls on a charge of rape on Merle Schofield, a 14-year-old girl, had his preliminary hearing last week, and was bound over for trial. In default of $1,000 bonds he was taken to Blackfoot and lodged In jail to await trial. Plans are being made for a joint Gounty institute for teachers of Can yon, Boise, Owyhee, Washington and Ada counties, to be held In Boise, Sep tember 7 to 11, inclusive. This will be the first meeting of the kind ever held in Boise, and it promises to be largely attended. Attorneys for Frank Martin, who was twice Indicted for conspiracy to defraud the government In the Boise Basin timber cases, have given no tice to the United States attorney that they will request an immediate trial ol' their client at the term of court convening September 14. The Idaho National Guard, now holding an encampment at the Boise barracks, reports the best and most instructive meet in the history of the organization in this state. While the heat in camp is intense the soldiers are standing It well and the practice work is above the average. Guy Flenner, who has been private secretary to United States Senator Borah since the latter took his seat in the senate, has resigned his po sition, to take effect August 1, and Earl Venable, formerly one of the edi tors of the Payette Independent, has been appointed his successor. In an important decision of the reg ister. and receiver for the Boise land district in an opinion setting forth the interpretation of the mineral land statutes by the Interior department it is held that if land is mineral in its general character it cannot be en tered for anv other purpose. Is your Jowolry worth what it coat, or don't you earo? If you buy of us, our guarantoo aottlaa the quality and pries quastion at ones. C3TABUSKII i 1862 fj it 170 - '■■M'MAIN « SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH CALTAIR w Coney Island of the West Finest Bathing In tho World Bieyole Races twice weekly; admission lOe Urin« asd Fin«t Dun Floor and Wo» Mane la tho State. UTAH'8 FAMOUS WATERIMG PLACE Held's Bead all Sumner. Far racraatioa aad pleasure as Saltsir. Trains overy 45 minutes. CHANGING FASHION8 FOR MEN. When Use of Powder and of Snuff Boxes Died Out. The French revolution had its ef fect upon the fashions of 1800, as well as upon matters of more weighty Im port, the tendency being greatly to simplify costumes, says the English Illustrated Magazine. Young men In England adopted the short coat, light waistcoat and pantaloons inaugurated in Paris by a certain set who affected to desire the old court fashions. The use of powder, made more pensive by taxation, quite died out and short hair became universal. Trousers and Wellington boots, at first worn only by the mAitary, were adopted by civilians about 1814, and the dandy of the early Victorian wore his tightly strapped down, also prided himself on his starched collar, which had gone out of favor under George IV., who preferred a black silk kerchief or stock. The snuff box vanished and the char acteristic ornament of the ex era He age was the bunch of seals hanging from tho watch chain. Various modifications took place from time to time during Queen Victoria's long reign, but the form of men's dress practically mained unaltered. The knickerbockers and tweed suit of the country gentleman are of com paratively modern date, as well as the wide-awake and cloth re cap. Get a Patent. Your invention may be valuable and should be patented. Send for free in formation and advice to H. J. ROBIN SON, Patent Attorney. P. O. Box 544, Salt Lake City. Dress as Well as You Can. It Is quite In place to declare most emphatically to all who these lines—let the thought of It bear fruit—that dress, proper according to avocation, is one of the mandatory requisites of this twentieth century Putting up a good front is a duty; backing it up is quite another matter and is more a matter of ability. It is more a reproach not to dress correctly than it is a credit to do an achievement, it is to-day a daily though never monotonous routine, to forget or belittle which Is a social and business sin.—Men's Wear. New York. MIMEOGRAPH Paper, Typewrite) Paper, Carbons and Ribbons, write t< PEMBROKE STATIONERY CO., Salt Lake City. may read so. It Is not Persuasive. A rural manufacturer duns his sub scribers in the following novel ner: man "All persons knowing themselves indebted to this concern are requested to call and Bettle. All those Indebted to this concern, and not knowing it, are requested to call and Those knowing themsel-es to be in debted. and not wishing to call, requested to stay at one place long enough for us to reach them."—Har m's Weekly. , find out. a I Trouble. "Some folks," says Brother Dickey, "have so much trouble in this world that the place where Satan lives at will look familiar to 'em!" The Touch of Nature. Consider chickens! In the market there are speckled plymouths, and domlnlckers and fat leghorns, clucking In many crates, but they get no notice except from customers who hold views concerning roasts and potples. But take, for Instance, the pullet that the invalid boy carries In his arms when his mother wheels him along the street in his rolling chair, and you can't count the eyes that fol low In his wake. He is a little boy who would be like other little boys if he could romp in the street, and the pullet is only an ordli^iry fowl, with white feathers yellowing around hackle and a red comb— But If it were the cock that made St. Peter cry, or the rooster that crowed in the morn to wake the priest, all shaven and shorn, or that good old hen with yellov* legs that laid her master many eggs, the crowds couldn't show more curious Interest. Which shows what environment will do.—Washington Star. the Children Born In Workhouses A thousand children London workhouses yearly. are born In The Philosopher of Folly. "There came a time In my life," ad mits the Philosopher of Folly, "when I did not know which way to turn, what step to take next. A word from my dancing master put me right, how ever." or Be a Gentleman. Thou shalt be a gentleman" was the amendment to the ten command ments proposed by President Harris of Amherst, but If they were all kept perhaps the amendment would not ba necessary.