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FLOODS AND FAMINE I
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES IN OHIO BY HIGH WATERS. Towns Flooded and Much Suffering Must Ensue Unless Prompt Meas- | ures Are Taken to Send in Supplies. Cleveland, O.—Hundreds of people have been driven from their homes at Fremont and other points throughout northern Ohio by the floods which reached their climax Sunday night after thirty hours' rain, property will reach many thousands of dollars. At Youngstown two of the biggest steel plants are threatened by the ris ing of the Mahoning river. The San dusky river is five feet beyond the danger line at Bucyrus, and an im mense ice gorge has formed. The most serious conditions are re ported from Fremont, where half the town is under water. At Akron both the Little and Big Cuyahoga have left their banks. Many houses are fllood Damage to ed Practically the whole of Crawford county is submerged, and it is feared In remote parts famine may ensue if prompt measures are not taken. Local authorities throughout the whole dis trict are dynamiting the ice gorges which have formed in the river. AVALANCE BURIES TOWN. of 6eventy-five People May Have Met Awful Death as Result of Slide of Snow and Earth. Spokane.—A telephone from Wallace, Idaho, to the Spokes man-Review says that twenty-five fam ilies, and probably seventv-flve per sons, were buried in an avalanche at Mace, Idaho, Sunday night. The catastrophe at Mace occurred at 11:30 at night, according to tele phone reports received by the Walla Walla Union from Wallace, and over whelmed the entire town of Mace, covering the twenty-five families in the little village under tons of snow and debris. message Residents in Wallace says that the roar of the avalanche could be dis tinctly heard there. Mace is five miles from Wallace. THIRD SLIDE ADDS TO HORROR. Carbonate Hill Mining Camp, as Well as Mace and Burke Buried. Spokane, Wash.—It was learned Monday that a third avalanche in addi tion to those at Mace and Burke, Idaho, destroyed the mining camp of the Carbonate Hill Mining company near the "S" bridge at Mullan, Idaho, about noon Sunday. Three were killed and one body has been recovered. At Mace twelve were killed, while at least forty were injured, some of whom may not recover. Four are known to have met death at Mace, while three were injured. The first slide was that which wiped out almost all of the town of Mace. This catastrophe occurred at 10:45 Sunday night, while all the pop ulation except the men on the night I shift in the Standard and in the other I mines in the locality were sleeping. Th . p . & , s-Tn M a avalanche occurred at 6.3 » Monday morning. Mace is situated on the creek bed and the mountains rise on either side of the canyon. The slopes have been well denuded of trees by the mine. The main body of the avalanche, which started from the top of Custer mountain, passed beyond the town, and, striking the opposite slope with terrific force, rushed up the mountain side. The canyon is filled up to a depth of from forty to fifty feet. By a sad caprice of fate four of those who lost their lives at Burke were members of the rescue party which had been at work at night at Mace. Labor Troubles. New York.—Labor troubles in the east and west, two violent strikes raging in Pennsylvania and threats of dire consequence if police and troops are allowed to continue shooting down workmen in defense of corporation property, all indicate that tne United States stands upon the brink of an in dustrial revolution, the possibility of which are appalling to contemplate. Samuel Goinpers, president of the American Federation of Labor, and other conservative leaders, fear they would have little control if the radical element should assert a dominancy. Blames Woman for Fall. Denver.—Allen S. Geddes, who was arrested in Vancouver, B. C., Saturday, on a charge of embezzlement, was for several years a trusted employee of the Brecht Supply company in Denver. He has a young wife and four chil dren. His alleged downfall is attri- j buted to the influence of a woman whom he met in Denver three years ago. Has Lost Touch With World. Gondokoro, Soudan.—Colonel Roose velt and Kermit, with the members of their shooting party, who arrived here Saturday night on the Belgian gun boat B»ch, passed Sunday resting, their experiences in the past few days in search for giant elands hav ing proved fatiguing. An effort was j made on Sunday to secure from Colo- | n ™ap V pit a statement on politics 1 nel Roosevelt a statement on pouucs and public affairs generally, but he emphatically refused to discuss these j matters, as, he said, he had complete- I ly lost touch with the outside world, j I RETURN OF THE BIG STICK (Copyright. 1908.) 'Ä IMiMiC LlANp 7/, ftf-v 1" *•* 7 ß ( v< '"/a m f r OQ m m\ fj M V/ m 'S Y V. *mmmr It Has Been Suggested That Former President Roosevelt Lead dition to the South Pole. an Expe MEN THROWN OVER PRECIPICE Soldiers Charged With Desertion Now Believed to Have Been Robbed and Murdered. Port Townsend, Wash.—The finding of the decomposed body of a soldier at the base of a precipitous bluff Fort Worden on Friday, near the spot where Private Robert B. Dumm's body had been discovered a week be fore, has led to a general search of all the country between the fort and town. Detachments of artillerymen are scouring the thickets and ex amining every place on the bluffs that might hide a body. During the past year a large num ber of men whose time was about to expire have disappeared, and have been posted as deserters. In every case the man had money and there was every reason why he should not desert. The finding of the two bodies, with pockets rifled, leads to the belief that these men and others were rob bed, murdered and thrown over the bluff. The man found Friday had been dead six months. The body has not been identified. near SHAW EXPLAINS WAR TALK. Did Not Predict War With Japan in I -äseary supplies, and stated what all I ?* n know ' that one hostile shot from tlle "J 6 ** 11681 country that owns a gun would have sent every one of these lome> for no country ^ ould con8ent to have its flag mixed up in our conten tions." Morristown Speech. Philadelphia.—Leslie M. Shaw, for mer secretary of the treasury, denied that he had predicted war with Japan in his recent speech at Morristown, N. J., which is said to have occasioned comment in Tokio. "I did cite certain well known facts, the logic of which spells war," saidi Mr. Shaw. "I cited the fact that we 1 sent sixteen warships to the Pacific icean to demonstrate our prowess, and aired twenty-seven ships built of for rign material in foreign yards, and loating foreign flags, to carry the nec Preferred Prison to Death. Cincinnati.—"Take jailer. It was given to me to end my life rather than to suffer the disgrace of imprisonment in the penitentiary. But I have concluded to live." This declaration was made by John H. Mackie, former owner of a sporting goods store in Columbus, O., as he was taken from the jail here to the Columbus penitentiary on Friday to serve a sentence of five years for em bebzling funds from his wife's grand mother. He was arrested in Los An geles, Cal., in company with a woman. this poison, j Passes Indian Appropriation Bill. Washington.—The house on Tues day concluded consideration of the Indian appropriation bill, which it passed practically in the form recom mended by the committee on Indian affairs. The bill carried appropria tions aggregating eight and a quarter million dclrf.rs. The senate was not ready to take up any pending busi ness, and adjou ned after hearing the reading of Washington's farewell ad dress and a»fter passing a few bills of minor importance. Creates Court of Commerce. Washington.—Consideration of the old administration railroad bill to ere ate a court of commerce and amend the interstate commerce laws was con eluded on Friday by the senate com mittee on interstate commerce and it was ordered reported. The vote was 6 to 4. The majority report will rec ommend the passage of the bill in form practieally as it was revised re cently by Attorney General Wicker sham. The minority also will report a measure. j Northern American Asbestos coin | pany, the Wyoming Consolidated As 1 be8tos company, and the United States Asbcstos Mlning & Plbe rizing rom p any are bere t c confer with the rep j resentatives of English and California I capitalists regarding the sale of their j properties to new Interests. To Control Output of Asbestos. Denver—The Times says: Deals are now being negotiated in Denver which will probably result in the formation of a trust that will control 90 per cent of the asbestos output of the world. Officers and representatives of the In ternational Asbestos company, the AFTER MILK TROST INDICTMENT AGAINST EIGHT DI RECTORS OF THE ALLEGED TRADE COMBINATION. First Specific Results Obtained by the State Since it Began Its Inves tigation of the Milk Trade in Greater New York. New York.—The so-called milk trust was indicted in New York on Wednesday. After a long grand jury investigation, a blanket indictment was handed down in the criminal, branch of the supreme court, naming eight of seventeen directors of the Consolidated Milk Exchange, a New Jersey corporation. and charging that they met June 29, 1909, in New York and "conspired together and with others to fix the wholesale prices of milk, and did fix it at $1.41 for a forty-quart can of milk." Nine other directors of the ex change escaped indictment, having earned immunity by testifying before the grand jury and before the state inquiry into the milk trade, which still is in progress. The Consolidated Milk exchange was formed under the laws of New Jersey soon after the supreme court of this state annulled the charter of the old milk exchange. Wednesday's indictments are the first specific results obtained by the state Rince H be S an its investigation 1 of the mlk trade in Greater New York - A commissioner appointed by the attorney general has been hold hearings, at which such import ant evidence was obtained as to war rant it being laid before the grand jury. "FINGY" CONNERS ELECTED. But Political Boss Yields to Will of Tammany Chieftain. Albany, N. Y.—William J. Conners made good his prediction that he would still be chairman of the Demo cratic state committee after its meet ing Thursday. In saving his politi cal scalp, however, he lost most of his hair. Charles F. Murphy. Tammany chief tain, whose complete mastery of the situation was realized by no one bet ter than by Conners himself, granted the Buffalo leader a brief political re prieve in the interest of party har mony, after Conners had agreed to re sign in April, and repudiate his re cent harsh statement concerning Mr. Murphy, and the alleged auctioning of judgeship in New York, which, he deslared, were the result of his infir mities of temper and were unjustified in fact. BOOKKEEPER GOES WRONG. Loots Bank of $144,000, Causing Suspension of Business. Boston.—Following the discovery that the Nafl City Bank of Cambridge had been looted of $144,000. the insti tution was closed on Wednesday, probably forever, by National Bank Examiner Pepper, acting on behalf of the comptroller of the currency. Later a warrant was issued for the arrest of George W. Coleman, a ! young bookkeeper of the bank, wno was last heard of in Kansas City a few days ago. Coleman is charged with embezzlement. The institution is insolvent, ihe capital stock of $100,000 and the surplus having been wiped out _bv the defalcation. Former Governor John L. Bates, the receiver, will liquidate the re maining assets. Want Woman Mayor for Denver. Denver.—A woman mayor for Den ver! That is the gossip following Tuesday night's banquet of ■promi nent Denver women, to which no men were admitted. The election is two years off, but it is whispered that the advisability of having women can didates in the field—perhaps two of them—was not only discussed, but was advocated with enthusiasm. It is asserted that more women than men voted in the last municipal elec tion in Denver; also that women of ficials who have held office in Colo rado have proven efficient. I SENATOR HEYBURN DEMANDS AN INVESTIGATION OF "THIRD DEGREE" TACTICS. Objects to Alleged Methods of Of ficers in Obtaining Statements and Confessions from Those Charged With Crime. Washington.—If a resolution intro duced on Thursday by Senator Hey burn is adopted, the senate will take up the matter of what is known among police officials as the "third degree." The resolution provides for the ap pointment of a select committee of three to investigate "the practice of administering what is known as "the third degree' ordeal by officers of the law for the purpose of extorting state ments and confessions from those charged with crime." Mr. Heyburn said he had read an article in a Washington paper giving an account of the methods said to have been resorted to by the Atlantic City police to obtain a confession from William Seyler, charged with the murder of Jane Adams. He asserted such methods were more cruel than those of the inquisition. They were not only barbarous, he said, but are in direct conflict with American insti tutions under which an officer is pro hibited from talking with his prisoner on the subject of the charge against him. "No one with a proper sense of duty would resort to such a practice in ob S'M fm ti / m A V •'M l wt /, 7/s I WÆ WELDON B. HEYBURN. United States Senator from Idaho. taining testimony against an accused person, and no brutal custom should drive an official to subject a prisoner to a probate trial before his appear ance in open court," declared Senator Heyburn. "Such a condition is revolting to the sense, and I think the entire subject should lie investigated." HOPES FOR BUREAU OF MINES. Sub-Committee of the Senate Makes Favorable Report. Washington.—The sub-committee of the senate committee on mines and mining, which has had under consid eration the Huff bill to establish a bureau of mines in the department of the interior, met Thursday and au thorized the chairman, Senator Suth erland of Utah, to make a favorable report upon the bill. Several amendments were made, principal among which was the chang ing of the title of the head of the new' bureau from commissioner to di rector, and increasing the salary from $5,000 to $6,000. Another was a spe cific provision granting no authority that might interfere with the laws, regulations or rights of the states. MEAT TRUST IS NEXT. Fifteen Indictments Against Leading Packing Interests Coming Up. New York.—After weeks of investi gation by a grand jury in Hudson county, N. J., indications are that fif teen indictments will be handed up against the packing interest maintain ing cold storage plants in Jersey City. The inquiry at Jersey City has been ihe most, important in the east since public opinion demand legal steps to lighted the burden of the cost of liv ing. The great store houses there hold the food supplies upon which New York and its suburbs draw, and New York and New Jersey have been co operating in the investigation. A grand jury in New York county ,is to begin an inquiry in a few days. Arguments in Coal Trust Case. -Argument in the gov ernment's suit to dissolve the so called anthracite coal trust was con cluded In the United States circuit court Thursday. John G. Johnson, in closing the argument for the coal-car rying railroads, denied that a conspir acy existed among the coal-carrying roads to keep up prices or to monopo lize the trade. Philadelphia. Day's Work in Congress. Washington.—Consideration of the postoffice appropriation bill, carrying $239,000,000, was begun in the house Thursday. Representative Gardner of Massachusetts spoke on high prices, contending that the tariff was not an important factor in determining such price. The senate agreed to vote next Thursday on the special savings bank bill. sition to that measure, pronouncing it unconstitutional. Senator Gordon of Mississippi delivered his farewell ad dress. Senator Bailey spoke in oppo NEW BURLINGTON PRESIDENT Darius Miller, Friend of James J. Hill, Elected Head of Great Railroad System. Chicago.—Darius Miller, the new president of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, is a na tive of Illinois. Princeton and educated in the schools of that city. He will be 61 years of age April 3. Particular interest attaches to the personality of Mr. Miller, not alone because of his accession to the seat of power over a great railway system, but also through his close relations with J. J. Hill, the "wizard of the rail road world." For the last seven years, He was born at if,,. a rt ./ m \ Darius Miller. as vice-president of the Chicago, Burl ington & Quincy railroad and in charge of both freight and passenger traffic, he has demonstrated his complete mas tery. His directorship of traffic has to a great extent reached out into the northwest, as a result of Mr. Hill's faith in his ability. Mr. Miller entered the railroad busi ness in 1877, when he secured a posi tion as stenographer in the general freight offices of the Michigan Central railroad. Three years later he became a clerk in the general freight offices of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern rail way. In 1881 he was made chief clerk to the general manager. When two years more had passed he held the position of general freight and ticket agent of the road. While climbing the ladder of promotion he had married Miss Sue C. Brown at Morris, 111., In 1882. The Memphis & Little Rock rail road next claimed his services as gen eral freight and passenger agent, which occupied his attention fi n 1887 to 1889, when he was made traf fic manager. Then came a succession of short stays with one road or another as traffic manager until he went with the Missouri, Kansas & Texas in 1896 as traffic manager and later was elected vice-president of the road. In 1898 Mr. Miller became second vice-presi dent of the Great Northern railway and in 1903 became vice-president of the Chicago. Burlington & Quincy railroad, with special supervision over traffic. a COINCIDENCE IN BIG FLOOD Motto on Paris' Civic Arms Reads "It Will Float Although Sub merged." Paris.—Although it will be many days before the city will be back to its normal condition after the ravages of the recent flood, great improve ments have been made and in many places it is difficult to tell that the gay capital of France was so recently threatened with destruction. Years and years ago the authorities of Paris adopted the civic arms here with produced. It shows a curious P ÜJA-f 1NËC Civic Arms of Paris. coincidence with the conditions that prevailed during the flood. Under a field of the lilies of France an ancient galley is shown, while the motto at the bottom, "Fluctuât nec Mergitur," may be freely translated, "It will float although submerged." The city having withstood the tor rential rush of the waters it Is point ed out by some Parisians that the motto is a lucky omen for the capital which did not float away when hun dreds of square miles of its territory were submerged. it Only Chance. "Do you believe," queried the fair widow, "that universal peace will ever be established?" "Not un-'ess people quit getting mar ried!" growled the old bachelor. IDAHO STATE NliVVS The Congregationalists of Boise are' contemplating the building of a new $50,000 church in the near future. The $50,000 bond issue for the pur pose of extending the water system of Caldwell Was carried by a good ma jority. Senator Borah has introduced in the senate a resolution looking to the amendment of tne constitution so aa to permit woman suffrage. The new bridge across Sand creek, about a mile north of Sandpolnt, has been completed, it is 875 feet long, and cost the county $4,723. The farmers living between Cald well and Roswell are formulating a campaign which they hope will bring an electric road down the valley. The Columbian club of Boise, one of the powerful factors in the civic life of the community for the past fif teen years, is to have â building of its. own. During the month of January the Malad creamery paid to the farmers $1,300 for cream, which shows the possibilities of the dairying industry in that valley. There are now 350 men waiting at Milner to finish the work on the big ditch. Twenty days' work with the concreting machines will complete that part of the work. A strong organization consisting of twelve or fifteen of the most substan tial farmers residing in the vicinity of Tendavis has been effected for the purpose of putting in an alfalfa mill at that point. The Mesa Orchard company of In dian valley has started to haul the lumber for its seven mile flume. With the completion of the flume the big canal will be ready to deliver water to the orchards. Fire, starting from a defective chim ney in Priest River, swept away a dozen buriness blocks and threatened to raze the town. The loss is esti mated at $100,000. Help was sum moned from Newport, seven miles dis tant. The Commercial club is considering the desirability of a system of sewer age for Hailey. The committee has unqualifiedly indorsed the proposition for sanitary and other reasons, and suggested that bonds be issued for that purpose. Dr. Paul P. Taylor, who has been testing cows for tuberculosis, has ex amined nearly 100 head in the Cald well neighborhood and has found but one with the disease, and that one was a blooded animal brought by her owner from Iowa. Preparations for the great Laymen's Missionary convention to be held in Boise March 10-11, were discussed by the Presbyterian brotherhood at a big meeting held in Boise. Arrangements were perfected for a large prelimi nary laymen's convention. The continued cold weather and snow' is causing considerable anxiety among the stockmen in the Emmett locality. Feed is getting very short and the price is high. In a few days many will be out of feed. Many stock men will meet with heavy losses this spring. Harry Reel, convicted at Boise of the crime of burglary with the use of explosives, has been sentenced to the state penitentiary to serve an inde terminate sentence of not less than ten years. Fred Harris, one of his alleged partners, was convicted at last term of court. The Boise Statesman says the Pittsburg & Gilmore people have com pleted their survey up the Salmon river, with Boise as the objective point, and a right of-way for eighty four miles up the river to Challis and Clayton has been n irchased and con tract let for the grade. It is stated that the Weyerhauser Lumber company, who were the pur chasers of the Pacific & Idaho North ern railroad, running from Weiser to Evergreen, seventy-fix miles, will build a large sawmill plant in Weiser this summer. Placing a 32-caliber revolver against his head just above his right temple. Lee Haskins, a switchman in the Ore gon Short Line yards, at Pocatello, " blew his brains out. Haskins left no farewell, and the motive for the act is unexplainable. A Mullen man has invented a pro cess for the concentration of seaweed into liquid form so as to place it on the market at such a price that it wilt be in reach of farmers all over the country. It is claimed tSiat the article is a great fertilizer. Oyster growing in Payette valley is the latest thing to be taken up which may add to the industries of the state. A farmer in that section is construct ing a reservoir for the purpose of growing oysters on a large scale, says the Twin Falls News. Weiser will soon be a "dry By operation of the* local option law, the saloons close as their licenses ex pire. The one wholesale house in the city closed February 15, its license having expired on that date. The first saloon will close March 31. Material is being placed for the con struction of a new church by the Christian Church society at Weiser to cost $25,000, and it will be the finest and largest church in the city. Its seating capacity will be 1,200. It will have a pipe organ and will be thoroughly up to date. The Central Idaho Railroad com pany, an adjunct of the Oregon Short Line, will build a 20-mile cut-off from its main line beginning at a point in Lincoln county, thence through the Wood River country to Boise, reach '**« the main line again at Pavett« town.