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FROM WORLD OVES SIOIT ITEMS CLIPPED FROM DAILY PAPER DISPATCHES DURING PAST WEEK. Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During Past Week—National, Historical, Political ! and Personal Eventa Told in Short Paragraphs for Everybody. The existence of bubonic plague in Havana lias been definitely determined. The convention of the National Mer cantile league was held in Los Angeles July 8 to 12. The Portuguese government has dered the battleship Vasco da Gama Oporto in consequence of disorders the towns in the northern provinces. The fourth division of the United status Atlantic fleet sailed northward from Cuba Saturday. The supply ship Celtic, the hospital ship Solace and the fuel ship Cyclops remain. Senator-elect Ollie James, after con sulting with Governor Wilson regard ing the official notification ceremonies, said he knew of no bettor place than Seagirt, and the date would be Wednes day, August 7. The White Star liner Olympic, with more than 250 passengers in her saloons and cabins, went aground off Ellis isl and Saturday after veering from her course to avoid collision with a yacht. She was soon afloat. Only 3500 men are estimated as com prising the remnant of the rebel Mex ican army at present. Desertion be cause of lack of food and money and federal triumphs have greatly reduced the inBurrecto columns within the last week. General Pascual Orozco has ordered the bulk of the rebel army westward toward the states of Sonora and Pa cific coast towns, where it is hoped to got ammunition from Japanese manu facturers and thus continue the revolu tion. or to in At Paris tho naval investigation com mittee reported that the accident (board tho Freuch armored cruiser Jules Michelet, off Heyers, June 26, by which four sailors were killed and 19 injured, wns due to combustible gases remaining iu tho guns after pre vious firings and to the gun cleaning being incomplete. At Washington Mrs. Mary Wehr kamp and her daughter, Katherine Wehrkamp, thought to have been re lated to the Knabe family, piano manu facturers, were fouud dead from as jpliyxiatiou at their apartments in a lashionablo section Qf the city, and the corouer's verdict placed the respon sibility for the deaths upon the daugh ter. on IMPEACHMENT OF ARCHBALD House Judiciary Committee Presents Charges Against the Jurist. Washington.—A sharp difference along political lines has developed iu the senate over the proposed itnpeach uneut of Judge Archbald. Many sena tors, including influential republicans, favor deferring the trial until after the November elections, contending that ample time should be given to prepare for the hearing of the impeachment charges and that mauy needed at home to look after their litical fences. Others senators, among whom Senators Simmons, Bailey and Reed, all democrats, urge that impeachment pro ceedings are of such high privilege that they should bo taken up ns soon as the bouse prefers tho charges. senators are po are FIRST WHEAT AT ELTOPIA Buyers Pay 72 12 Cents Bushel for 25 Bushel Crop. Kite pi a, Wash.— H. M. Owen, Mon day, delivered the first load of wheat to the warehouse from the 1912 crop. Mr Owen will harvest 2000 acres ave aging from 20 to .1 be wheat was delivered to the Kerr tLfford warehouse, the price offered be >ng 72 1-2 cents a bushel. r 25 bushels an acre. Intense Heat in Chicago. Chicago.—Temporary relief from the three days' hot wave came Saturday siignt, when a lake breeze caused the mercury to drop from 90 to 75 in a few hours. Later the breeze died out aud the thermometer begau rising again. There were 10 deaths from tho heat and 22 prostrations were reported Sat urday. Heat-crazed dogs bit 15 persons. To Stop Flag Desecration. Washington.—A bill to penalize the desecration of the flag and coat of arms of the United States and to E N pre vent their use for advertising, patent or copyright was introduced recently by Representative Cox of Ohio, demo cratic nominee for governor, would make the Grand Army of the Republic the only organization allowed to use the flag as an emblem. ( The bill Boy Drowns North of Newport. Newport, Wash.—Albert Crown. age 11, living with his parents in the Calis pel valley, about five miles north Cusi'k, was drowned recently in Taco ma creek. The boy was wading in tho creek aud stepped into a deep hole. of of WASHINGTON MINE WORKERS MEET Will Arrange New Wage and Hour Agreement With Coal Operations— John Mitchell There. Seattle.—With seating the varie the I'nited Mine 50 delegates, ropre ous locals of the state', e Workers of America lintli annual state at .Seattle, this week. their con vent ii •I'll. convention is of unusual import is the wage and hour agreement with tlic coal operators' association of the state expires this year and one will be formulated. ;i nee. a new It is expect ed that the convention will be in ses sion for three weeks or a month. John Mitchell, former president of the United Mine Workers of America, and one of the foremost labor leaders of the country,responded to the mayor's address of welcome in behalf of the convention. MAY ASK TAFT TO WITHDRAW Members of Congress and Office Holdr ers Fear Defeat. Washington, July 9.—A nation-wide movement to petition President Taft to withdraw as the republican presi dential candidate is being backed by a large number of republican office hold ers, who feel they face defeat in No vember unless the breach in the party can be healed. These men include members of con gress, members of Btate legislatures which will elect senators county office holders, and party can didates. If the movement succeeds in gaining uny volume, it is said, these same men may ask Colonel Roosevelt to with draw as a prospective candidate for aa independent nomination, and to permit a compromise selection of some man agreeable to both factions of the party. It is the desire of the promoters of the scheme that a decision be reached before August 5, when the Roosevelt faction plans to hold a convention in Chicago. state ami PORTLAND SEES THE OREGON Noted Battleship Seht There for the Elks' Celebration. Portland.—All Oregonians, born adopted, who could get away, went down to Portland harbor Saturday and saw tho old battleship Oregon—made famous by its inomorable trip around Cape Horn to Cuban waters during the Spanish-American war—now for the first time in its 20 years' existence drop anchor wholly within the confines of the state whose nnme it bears. Also they saw the first battleship that ever came to Portland and the first battleship, it is believed, to enter a port 100 miles from salt water. The Oregon was sent to Portland in honor of the national reunion of the Elks and will remain during the vention period, which is from July 8 to tho 13. or con a HEAT KILLS MANY IN THE EAST Eleven Deaths Monday Reported in Philadelphia. Philadelphia. — Eleven deaths were reported Monday to the coroner ns be ing due to excessive heat, tions were numerous. Frost ra The maximum temperature was 95. Throe deaths and 25 prostrations due to heat wero reported in Greater Bos ton. The thermometer registered over 90 degrees. The day wns the hottest of the year in southeastern Nebraska. Five deaths ami nino prostrations were attributed to heat iu Chicago, Monday. New York Swelters. Hot wenthor has struck New York. The humidity was excessive and scores of prostrations were reported. POSSE KILLS ROBBER. Man Had Murdered a Bank Cashier in Iowa. Mount Pleasant, Iowa.—A lone ban Saturdav entered tho at Rome, shot ashier F. W. Hileman and escaped with $800, was shot and killed later by a member of a party that had been scouring the country in motor cars in search of tho robber. The bandit was identified as Charles Clnr, scarcely 20 years old. He was riding a horse and on seeing tho approach of the automo biles turned in his saddle and opened re. In an exchange of shots James 'Loughlin, a leader of the posse, wa 9 slightly wounded and the robber tum bled from his horse shot through the heart. Tho stolen money was recov ered. dit, who late Romo Savings bank O NEVADA EXPLOSION KILLS. to ing Al H. Cook of Virginia, Former Powder Man of Consolidated Company, a Victim. Reno.—A special to the Journal from ly, Nev., says: A1 11. Cook, Roanoke, Ya., for two years a powder man of the evada Consolidated Copper company, upper Flat pit, and seven Austrians ud one Greek were killed instantly Sunday when a load in a drill hole, with several hundred pounds of black pow der and a large quantity of dynamite, exploded. The cause of the explosion is un known. E N ( Wilson Blames Tariff . ■ engirt, N. J—Governor Wilson has in expressed ns opinion that the high cost living is the burning issue of the hour and that at its heart lies the La., high protective tanff." |herc. of FAIRBANKS, AUSHA IN AN EARTHQUAKE ONE DEATH REPOSTED AND A GREAT AMOUNT OF PROP ERTY DAMAGED. Violent Shocks Last Forty Minutes— See Good in Volcano—Hot Cinders Pour Down Side of Grumbling Moun tain, Fertilizing Earth—Bering Sea May Change—Geologists Go North. Fairbanks, Alaska, July 8.—The most violent earthquake took place at 10 o 'clock Saturday night, the earth rocking continuously for seconds, throughout the night. Louis Anderson, foreman of a mine on Domo creek, was killed as a result of the earthquake. ever known here 40 Less violent shocks occurred Recorded in Kansas. Heavy earth shocks 70 minutes in duration were recorded on the seimo gruph at the university of Kansas, Sun day morning. The center of the dis turbance was estimated at 2800 miles distant. Volcanic Dust Covers Region. Seattle.—Fine volcanic dust is still falling over the region within Beveral hundred miles of Mount Katmai, Al aska, which awoke from slumber a As only a few hundred month ago. people live permanently iu the sphere of influence of Katmai . and sister vol canoes, Redoubt, Iliamnâ and St. Au gustine, the financial damage caused by the shower of ashes was not large and the loss of life, if any, was arnoug the Indians of the fishing villages along the Alaska peninsula. Hot Cinders Pouring Out. Following the first day of the erup tion, when the volcanoes, after ®truggle, blew out the rocks that clog ged their throats, the discharge has been only of ashes, with no lava. At first the red-hot cinders that poured down the sides of Katmai were supposed to be lava. a Tho so-called ashes may be duplicat ed by reducing to powder the pumice stone to be obtained at any drug store. Fine particles of volcanic dust have been known to float in the air for many weeks and to bo carried half-way around the world. Ash Composed of Silica. This ash is composed principally of silica, but coutaius also all the chemical elements required for plant growth, and consequently acts as a fertilizer of the soil. Ou Kodiak, Raspberry and Afog nak islands, which were entirely cov ered by the ash, grass is pushing its way through tho deposit where it is not too thick, and whoro the cover is deep (in some places 30 feet) vegotation will ob tain a foothold from above. Many Sheep Perish. At the government experiment tion on Kodiak island the cattle saved, but many sheep perished. The water in the lakes and streams ran clear in a short time after the fall of ashes abated, and fish were not exterminated. In the ocean no injury was done to fish. The spawning run of the salmon had not begun at the time of the eruption. The canneries are operating ns usual, and the salmon are going up the rivers just as in former years. are sustaining the inhabitants of Kodink island. sta were Government rations Felt All Over Alaska. t ordova, Alaska.—Tho earthquake shocks of Saturday night and Sunday were felt all over Alaska. Mount Katmai is again It is feared in eruption. Wireless connection with Kodiak island is broken. The fact that the United Stat station os navy has been unablo to with Karluk, Bristol bay and other westward stations siuco the earthquake is leading to the fear that further wireless communicate volcanic eruptions may be tak ing place to tho westward, from tho Bristol bay station were faint ly heard about midnight last night, but those stations were unablo to hoar the navy-station here. Katmai is known to be still smoking and throwing off ashes. Signals T. R. SEES POWERFUL PARTY. Breaking Up of Solid South Is Hope of Colonel. Oyster Bay, N. Y.—With the call for the national convention of a new pro gressive party issued Colonel Roosevelt expresses confidence that the movement was well on the way toward the forma tion of a powerful organization, would ninko no predictions as to the re sult in November, contenting himself with the statement that in the fortnight since the party was launched made greater headway than he could have believed possible. He believed he will be in a position to make a strong appeal in territory which has been regarded hitherto democratic, with the chances of break ing up the solid south. He it has as Four Men Killed In Fight. Lake Charles La.—Four men were killed and four seriously wounded today in a pitched battle between union and non-union timber workers and guards employed by a lumber mill at Grabow, La., a mill town, 50 miles north of |herc. I NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES The Elks' special, whieh left Mos cow for Portland Sunday morning car ried about 200 people. The ceremony of laying the stone of the new high school building at Moscow, Idaho, took place Saturday. The executive committee of the Mon tana Baptists has decided to hold the state convention for Montana in Butte, October 1-4. Captain John Sargent Dolliver, a famous pilot of San Francisco bay, is dead at his home in Alameda, Cal. Cap tain Dolliver game to this coast in 1850. At Lewistowu, Mont., Mrs. Thomas Williams, wife of a painter, recently committed suicide by swallowing a large dose of strychnine. Despondency was the cause of the act. B. F. O 'Neil, charged with embezzle ment in connection with the failure of the State Bank of Commerce of Wal lace, is now in the Wallace jail await ing trial, unable to get bonds. One hundred and seventy-five Elks of the Lewiston lodge departed Sunday night for Portland. Approximately 800 Elks will represent the eight lodges of Idaho at Portland in the convention to be held there this week. Andrew Lenniger, a cable splicer in the employ of the Montana Independent Telephone company, was fatally injured Saturday when 3800 volts of electricity passed through his body while he at work on a telephone pole. corner A Sea 40 in was Al a At the business meeting of the Mon tana grand lodge, Benevolent and Pro tective Order of Elks, J. W. Walker of Kalispell was elected state grand alted ruler and Missoula was selected for the next place of meeting. by the the ex Harry Sheppard of Bellingham, W!ash., was recently elected president of the National Amateur Press associa tion, which closed its annual tiou at La Grande, conven , Ore., Saturday. Bellingham was chosen as the 1913 vention seat. con to At the annual general meeting of the Grand Forks (B. C.) Fruitgrowers' association Saturday James Rooko reelected president, W. T. Ross, vice president and W. H. Collins, W. F. Armstrong, E. Herrick and A1 Traun weiser, directors. Charles Stiger, aged 27, employed in the bridge department of the Chi cago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Rail road, was drowued recently in the Yel lowstone river Stiger slipped from a raft, from Genesee, 111. J. L. Stice has been appointed post office inspector for the northwest dis trict, with headquarters in Stice, it will be recalled, was the post office inspector who bore the brunt of the government's contest with the Lewis Publishing company at St. Louis recently. The deud bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith were found Sunday in a room oc cupied by the couple store at Butte. The throat of Mrs. Smith had been cut from ear to After ending the life of his wife it is supposed Smith swallowed a dose of carbolic acid. Friendly Zimmerman, ,a young man 25 years old, residing at Fairfield, and a member of a camping party in the mountains in Teton county, Montana, was shot and instantly killed Sunday while holding out at arm 's length a tar get at which young women members of the party were shooting with a rifle. Admitting that for 20 years he had been deceiving the officials of Yuba county, California, whose duty it is to count the county funds, but declaring that his reason therefor was merely to gain time to make good what he claims is a clerical error in his books, George W. Pine, county treasurer and tax col lector, has confessed to a shortage of $9600 in his accounts. a was near Orinoco, Mont. He came of Spokane. over a grocery ear. While giving an exhibition of lasso ing near Baker, Ore., John Spain, rep uted world 's champion roper, and who won laurels at the Pendleton roundup lust year, was severely injured, hurts may result in the loss of his Spain had just roped arm. unbroken horse and the rope caught his arm. The horse he was riding stopped, draw ing it through the muscles to the bone, severing the veins. The injury was too serious and ampu tation at the wrist was performed. au DOG SAVES MISTRESS- LITE. According to This Story 'Tis Truly a Wonderful Dog. San Francisco.—Omega, a collie, contly saved the life of his mistress by dragging her unconscious body from a burning bungalow. Mrs. W. B. West, owner of the dog, was in her room when the collie dashing in and began tugging at her dress. She followed and reaching the lower hall found the house in flames. She ran up to her room again to some jewelry and was overcome by the heat and flames. re came of on I save When his mistress did not reappear, Omega dashed into the house and dragged the unconscious woman to the yard, where she was revived by neigh bors. Both the woman and the dog were burned slightly. $350,000 Blaze at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo.—Twenty-five fire men were overcome Sunday by smoko and damage amounting to $350,000 done by a fire that destroyed the two upper floors of the Morris Packing jpany in Kansas City, Kan, was »RICH KILLED 26 I IN PENNSYLVANIA a is in a of in EXCURSION TRAIN COLLIOED WITH DOURLE READER FREIGHT TRAIN. The Freight Engines Plowed Through the Wooden Coach, Crushing It as it It Were Paper—Besides the Dead There Were 29 Injured—Officials Un able to Place the Blame. Latrobe, Pa., July 5.—Twenty-six persons were killed and 30 injured, many fatally, when a passenger train the Ligonier Valley railroad smashed into by a double-header freight train. Only one passenger escaped with out serious injury. The accident oc curred at the fair grounds at Wilpen, one and a half miles from Ligonier, summer resort. on was a A majority of the injured were resi dents along the Wilpen branch. The passenger train had started from Ligonier. It consisted of a locomotive pushing one coach. The freight train of many coal cars was two heavy locomotives. Every seat in the lone coach was occupied by persons returning from a Fourth of July holi day. being pulled by a of The impact was terrific. The freight locomotives plowed through the wooden coach, crushing it as if it were paper. All the occupants were hurled to the roadbed. Some fell in the path of the onrushing locomotives, while others were imbedded partly in the cinders and crushed stones beside the rails. The first locomotive of the freight train stopped soon after tearing through the passenger train, turned half way around and fell over on its side. Engineer McCounaghey was scalded to death, while his fireman, George Byers, jumped only to fall on the track and meet death under the wheels. Engi Smith P. Beatty of the second locomotive jumped and sustained a bro His fireman, John Ankney, fell beneath a car. His legs were ered and he died en route to a hospital. Engineer Dunlap of the of F. of is of neer ken leg. sev passenger train and his fireman remained at their posts and escaped with slight injuries. With a list of dead fixed at 26 and with 29 injured, the extent of the disas ter is indefinitely known. General Superintendent George Sen fent says: "We have been working to place the blame. There was a mistake in com municating orders somewhere, but just where we have not been able to find." FORTY-TWO KILLED IN WRECK Fog Confuses the Engineer and Smash Occurs. Scranton, Pa—The Lackawanna Rail road company has begun an official in vestigation into the disaster near Corn ing, N. Y., July 4, when two persons were killed and injured. Superintendent Bine says the testi mony corroborated in every detail the findings the company's officials made in their investigation at the scene of the wreck. score It was shown, it is stated, that Flagman Lane went back a half mile with a flag and lighted fusee and that Engineer Schroeder past at least two semaphore signals that were set against brought out that the mist heavy enough to obscure an engineer's view of the semaphores or the green fusee, which is supposed to be discern ible in a fog. Engineer Schroeder has not yet given any statement other than that he failed to see the signals because of a fog. a green ran in him. It was was not PACKING TRUST BUSY AT DENVER Stockyards Business Now Being Di vided Up—Expect Court Order. Denver, Col.—A rumor that the Colo rado Packing company's plant has passed into the hands of the Armour interests, that the control of the West ern Packing company is to go to Swift & Co., and that the Denver Union stockyards are to go to Morris & Co. of Chicago is current in the stockyards here. Officials of the companies in Denver would not confirm the reports, whieh came originally from Kansas City, to gether with a rumor that the Cudahy Packing company of Omaha had ob tained possession of the plant at the Union stockyards, Chi cago, and would enter the market there. The reported changes are said to be in the nature of a reorganization of the National Packing company in anticipa tion of a dissolution order in the gov ernment's suit against the packers in Chicago. Hammond Our New Nickels. Washington.—The design of the flve cent piece which has been jingling in the pockets of the American citizen for many years does not coincide with the treasury department's conception of art, and it will be changed in its entirety. Secretary MacVeagh has de cided to replace the Goddess of Liberty on tho face of the nickel with a buffalo. The reverse side of the new coin will contain tho head of an Indian. Lori mar Trial. Wellington.—The final stage of the second trial of William Lorimer on the charge of misconduct in procuring his election to the United States tho R. of day A senate I SPORTING NEWS ITEMS A\ olgast got the decision over Bivers in the 13th round in the recent fight at Los Angeles. "Chief' Meyers of the Giants swings the largest and heaviest bat in the major leagues. Johnson won his recent fight Flynn in the ninth round. The Pueblo fireman had no show. Danny Maher, the American rider, stands second on the list' of winning jockeys on the flat in England this year. Only the most severe weather hinder the production of the biggest corn crop that has ever been harvested in the Lewièlon section of Idaho. Mike Donlin is hitting the ball harder than ever as the season progresses, and with his mark of .420 has a comfortable lead over his nearest rival, Zimmer man, the demon slugger of the Cubs. "Kid" Scaler, the Spokane light weight scrapper, has been matched to meet Joe Bayley, the Canadian cham pion, in a bout of a limited number of rounds to be held at Edmonton in August. At Kellogg, Idaho, E. J. O'Connell, the wrestling instructor at the Mult nomah Athletic club of Portland, toyed with Ed ATho, the husky Kellogg wrestler in their recent bout, O'Con nell winning both falls in six and a half minutes. with it can oc a in by Joe Taylor, the Inland Empire tennis champion, successfully defended his title in the challenge round of the In land Empire open championship tour ney, which was played on the Spokane Tennis club grounds Saturday, defeat ing Phil Brain in three straight sets. At Salt Lake City Miss Grace Cun ningham, who was injured at the Wandemere motordrome the Fourth, when a motorcycle ridden by Harry Davis plunged into the grandstand, died Sunday. Arthur L. Campbell, who also was injured, is not expected to live. The Henley regatta, England's fam ous water carnival, Saturday reached the turning point in all big events and for the first time since 1839 received the patronage of the king. His majes ty, accompanied by the Princess Mary, came from London to Henley by train. Paris.—Gabriel Poulain recently a prize of $200 in aviette competition. The conditions of the contest wore that a man should fly one meter at a height of 10 centimeters by supplying his own motive energy, flight of three meters 60 centimeters (approximately 11 feet 10 inches). Tommy Burns, former heavyweight champion of the world, now promoting business in Calgary, will reenter the ring next month after three years' ab sence, with Bill Rickards, a Chicago boxer. Vancouver enthusiasts booming Rickards as a "white hope.'' Burns has negotiated a $10,000 guaran teed purse from Saskatoon promoters and the battle will be held there August 8. Before a crowd of 50,000 persons, worked almost into a frenzy by the last few exciting laps, Teddy Tetzlaff Sat urday added still another road victory to his list in the 250-mile free for-all on the Tacoma course. Driving a 120-horsepower Fiat, he kept the lead from the 19th lap, his strongest petition coming from Erwin Bergdoll 110-horsepower Benz, and Devore, driving a National. Thomas C. Bundy of Los Angeles and Maurice E. McLaughlin of San Fran cisco for the second successive year won the tennis championship of the Pacific coast in the men's doubles by defeat ing Elia Fottrell and William John ston of San Francisco round of the annual tournament, match went the full five games and was the closest and most brilliantly played contest ever seen on the Pacific coast. 6-3. to queen and won Poulain made a are on race tom in a in the final The The score was 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4 1 lie 4-year-old son of John Lingren of Hall, ,Mont., found Sunday, lost in the hills since the morning of July 4. The child strayed away from a fam il\ picnic and had been in the moun tains for three days and three nights. Three hundred searchers, recruited from Drummond, ,Hall and Philipsburg, found the child. The little fellow had eaten part of his straw hat. Most of his clothes had been torn off by the under brush. The child was not in a serious condition. was Stockholm.—American athletes off well in the lead in the track events of the Olympic here Saturday. Thirty thousand got opening games spec tators, among them the Swedish royal family, cheered their respective fav ites to victory while United States entries annexed a large share of the firsts in tho initial heats of the and 200 meter events. or 100 Eight Ameri cans, four Englishmen and two Cana dians won places in tho finals of the 800-meter race. Clarence 8. Edmund son, Seattle Athlotic club, was among tho firsts in the 800-metor event. American athletes won two notable victories at the Olympic games Sunday. R. C. Craig of the Detroit Y. M. C. A., captured tho final of tho 100-meter dash, while James Thorpe of tho Carlis'lo In dian school won tho penthnlon, ,a series of five events. from Illinois was entered upon Satur day in the senate by general debate. A vote will be taken the last of this week.