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TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 1906
10 CHOPS INCREASE World's Output Nearly Billion Bushels More Than 1906 AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT HIS FI6UHES COMPARISON BHOWS OTHER countries "Increasing out put AT RAPID RATE. The world's crop of wheat has shown j ~f recent years, the following remark able increase, says the New York Evening Post, the figures being those of the agricultural department. Bushels. 1905 3,337,748,000 1904 3,163,845,000 19,13 3,221,251,000 !9(,2 3,125,227,000 1901 2,954,763,000 1900 2,586,025,000 1599 2,768,295,000 IS9B 2,942,439,000 1597 2,234,461,000 1596 2,506,320,v00 Here is a pretty steady provision for the world's expanding needs. Much of the larger provision came from this country: we raised, for instance, 427,- «54.000 bushels in 1896, against 692,- ! 979,000 in 1905. But the world outside of the United States has also done pretty well; here are the figures: Bushels. 190.-, 2,544,769,000 j 19ii4 2,611,445,000; 191,;; 2,593.429.000 i 1901- 2,455,164,000 11 2,206,303.000 j 19i,0 2.063,775,000 | iv.,9 2,220.991,000; 1598 2,367.290,000 1>97 1,704.312,000 1596 2,078.636,000 A little comparison will show that the greater part of this continuous in crease has come from other producers than the United States. The question is. then, whether they will not enlarge their future crops, under favoring con ditions, as rapidly as we. If so, how will the price of wheat, and the out side world's demand for our wheat at "ur prices, be affected? In 1904 our | <rop ran 81,000,000 bushels short of the year before, and 196,000,000 below the "bumper" crop r.f 1901, and a great rise in prices, under the foreign de mand, was looked for. But European Russia, as it happened, produced that year the greatest crop in its history— 70,000,000 bushels more than in 1903, and 221,000,000 more than in 1901, and our wheat exports fell to much the smallest aggregate since 1872. Last year, luckily for our exporters, the Russian crop decreased 53,000,000 bushels from the great crop of 1904, and. on the face oi things, a large yield this year would not be looked for from Southern Russia, when plant ing season came in the days of revo lutionary unsettlement. On fhe other hand, the first concern of the czar and the new Russian parliament has been t, improve the farming situation. Meantime Argentine, whose greatest annual harvest, prior to 1899, was 50.000.000 bushels, produced in 1905 no less than 154,420,000. OEADWOOO DICK DIES iN POVERTY Dime Novel "Hero" Falls Victim to Pneumonia and Passes Away at Cripple Creek. DENVER, June 5 — A dispatch rrom Cripple Creek says that Frank Palmer i»l to be the original "Deadwood Pick" of dime-novel fame, died in the county hospital there yesterday of pneumonia. According to the dispatch, Palmer was born at Jackson, 111., a nephew of former Senator John M. Palmer and claimed relationship to the late Potter Palmer of Chicago. When 1" years old Palmer left j home and drifted west. He went to Deadwood. S. D., in the days l that camp and became a successful gambler. He was known as a "square gambler," and the sports of the mining camp dubbed him "Deadwood Dick" the plunger. At the age of 21 Palmer returned to Illinois and one year later went to Chicago, where he married the sister of a prominent Episcopal minis ter of that city. One child was the is sue of the marriage, but family dif ferences arose and one year and six months later the husband and wife separated and Palmer came west again. He drifted into Cripple Creek nine years ago. Reverses in fortune came and for eight years he sold chewing- gum and candy, which he carried around in a shoe box. It is thought that Palmer's wife and child are still in Chicago. Un dertaker Hunt, who has charge of the remains is trying to find relatives in Chicago. ANNUAL PICNIC A. O. U. W. Waitsburg, Wash., June Bth and 9th, 1906. For the above occasion the O. R. & N. Co., will sell round trip tickets from Walla Walla to Waitsburg at a rate of 95 cents. Dates of sale: June Bth and 9th. Limit: Continuous passage each di rection, final return limit June 10th. For additional information, call upon or address R. Burns, District Freight and Passenger Agent, Walla Walla Wash. An Alarming Situation Frequently results from neglect of clogged bowels and torpid liver, until constipation becomes chronic. This condition is unknown to those who use Dr. King's New Life Pills; the best and gentlest regulators of Stomacfc and Bowels. Guaranteed by E. L. Smalley, druggist. Price 25c. Gene Bert Sued for Divorce. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., June 5.— Divorce proceedings were insstituted this morning by Mrs. Mamie Bert against Eugene M. Bert, president of the Pacific Coast Baseball league. Mrs. Bert alleges that her husband treated her with extreme cruelty and neglect, and often subjected her to severe beat ings without cause. The couple weri marriedy in IS9I. Bold Robber in Mining Camp. MANHATTAN, Nev., June 5. —An unknown and unmasked bandit entered a saloon on Main street at 7 o'clock this morning and ordered all present to get out. He then robbed the till of over fifty dollars. He overlooked ten thousand dollars lying close by in an open safe. After pocketing the loot the desperado backed out of the rear door and escaped. Explanation of Cananea Trouble. WASHINGTON, D. C., June 5. —U. S. Ambasasdor Thompson of Mexico has sent to the state department the Mexican government's version of the Cananea City outbreak. The trouble was caused by revolutionists and was aimed at the Mexican government. The conspirators were working from St. Louis, Mo., headquarters. Bertha Claiche Sentenced. NEW YORK. June 5. —Bertha Clai che who confessed to slaying her for mer master, Emil Gerderon, was today sentenced to not less than two years and two months and not more than five years in the state's prison. The prisoner was pleased at the leni- ency of the court. Ask your dealer FOR 32-PAGE (ILLUSTRATED muleHeam BOOKLET BORAX IN THE HOME It gives much valuable infer* mation on the one thousand uses of Borax in the Home. CONTENTS How to Havo a Ctoar Comptadan. Arltolos on tho Hair and Hands. Borax In tho Laundry, Nursory and Ntehon. Borax In tho Mek Room. Prssorvatfvo Usos of Borax, ota. This Book is FREE Of your dealer, or on postal request off Pacific Coast Borax Co., San Fraaciace. LAW GIVES (OOD RESULTS Labor Commissioner Hubbard Talks on Inspection Act OPERATIONS ME DERI SHISMTORT ONE THOUSAND CERTIFICATES ISSUED FROM COMMISSION ERS OFFICE. Law gives good results. Commissioner Hubbard has given out the following statement regarding the factory inspection law and its. ope rations: "The factory inspection law is giv ing good results. A very perceptible decrease of accidents is noticeable where the law has been adopted. Over 1100, $10 fees have been paid into the treasury from manufactories through out the state, during the first year ending June 8, 1906. "About 1000 certificates have been issued from the labor commissioner's office; some 200 have not been granted certificates on account of not having complied with inspector's orders to finish safeguarding machinery. Many manufacturers have safeguarded their machinery according to inspectors' di rections, but have failed to pay the required fee, consequently are without a certificate of inspection. "Many fees have already been sent in for renewal of certificates which will expire in Juno. Notices will be sent to all certificate holders before certificates expire, so that fee can be sent in for renewal of certificate. "While most of the manufacturers realize that the inspection law is a profitable investment for them, it is also apparently beneficial to the public from a humane point of view, as many injuries to employes have been avoided by safeguarding machinery; still, strange to say, some manufacturers maintain that the law is only optional, and that they have a legal right to run their machinery in an unguarded and dangerous condition, it being no concern of the public how many em ployes they cripple thereby. This the court will soon decide, as the law will be tested in Judge Gordon's court in Seattle next Tuesday. "This law has proved by many years' test, beyond a doubt a necessi ty in all eastern states, and in Eu rope, where it is more strictly en forced; consequently a much less per centage of injuries occur there." Dissolution of Copartnership. Notice is hereby given that the co partnership heretofore existing be tween W. H. Meyer and W. J. Keeney, under the firm name of Meyer &. Keeney, is this day dissolved by mu tual consent, \V. H. Meyer will con tinue the business, W. J. Keeney re tiring. All debts of said firm will be paid, and all accounts due said firm will be collected by W. H. Meyer. Signed this second day of June, A. D. me- W. H. MEYER, W. J. KEENEY. STANFORD ESTATE IS SUED Niece of Mrs. Stanford Charges Her Willi Deliberate Fraud ACTION DIRECTED IT EXECUTORS OF WILL ANNIE STANFOR DCLAIMS THAT HER FATHER WAS TO RE- CEIVE $1,000 MONTHLY. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., June 5.— Charging Mrs. Jane L. Stanford with deliberate fraud and conspiracy, a suit was filed yesterday by Annie F. Stan ford, daughter of Asa Stanford, broth er of the late Senator Leland Stan ford, against the executors of Mrs. Stanford's will. The complaint charges Mrs. Stanford with deliberately defrauding her husband's brother out of $608,000, alleging that, according to an agreement entered into between Asa and Leland, the former was to receive $1,000 monthly during his natural life and shares in the Central Pacific rail road aggregating $500,000. The com- THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. plaint states that in 1880, upon his brother's request, Asa transferred all his Central Pacific holdings to Leland in consideration of the above agree ment. This contract was observed during the life of Leland and, accord ing to the complaint, before his death the senator deposited in a vault an en velope sealed and addressed to his brother containing $500,000 in Central Pacific stock. Senator Stanford died in 1893, worth, approximately $7,000,- 000. and left all to his wife. The com plaint alleges that she immediately took possession of the $500,000 in rail road stocks, and refused to deliver them to Asa, and also declined to pay the $1,000 monthly. are as common in India as are stomach and liver disorders with us. For the latter however there is a sure remedy: Electric Bitters; the great restorative medicine of which S. A. Brown, of Ben nettsville, S. C.. says: "They restored my wife to perfect health, after years of suffering with dyspepsia and a chronically torpid liver." Electric Bitters cure chills and fever, malaria, biliousness, lame back, kidney troubles and bladder disorders. Sold on guarantee by E. L. Smalley, drugglfct. Price 50c. (Continued From Page Six.) reaches the pole, news win be sent through the air by Mr. Smith to the station at Spitsbergen; then it will go to Hamerfest where it will be sent by cable to America. Mr. Wellman said that while in Paris he will make from eight to a dozen bal loon ascensions. He is a member of the Aero Club of France and will use the club balloons. George Juchmes, the pilot of the Lebaudy airship, has offered Mr. Wellman the use of his big balloon, and Santos-Dumont has of fered to teach Mr. Wellman something of the mysteries of aeronautics. "I heard from Louis Godard recently by cable," said Mr. Wellman, "and he says the work is progressing very sat isfactorily. The airship will hold 224,000 cubic feet of gas. It will have an inclos ed canvas cabin, in which will be the en gine room and sleeping quarters, and there will be decks fore and aft. Its total lifting power will be 16,000 pounds. The frame, the anchor and the ropes will be of steel, and the ma chine itself will weigh 7.500 pounds." Mr. Wellman said he would fly an American flag from his airship, and he also carries the colors of the New York Motor club, some of whose members tendered him a parting reception the other niguu NEW TYPE OF STEAMBOAT. Bflaalsslppl River Steamer to Do Aiwajr With Xegro Rooatabonta. A steamboat which is designed to dispense with the services of the col ored roustabout is being built at Pitts burg, Pa., for the Memphis and Arkan sas River Packet company, to be oper ated In the Memphis and Vicksburg trade, says the St. Louis Globe-Demo crat. It is a stern wheel, steel hul! boat, apparently of the ordinary type of Mississippi river craft, but it is to be much finer than such vessels. Along each side of the lower deck Is a conveyor to carry freight "aft" when the boat is being loaded and "fore" when it is being unloaded. The con veyors are to run by electric power. The stage, which is sixty-five feet in length, by which freight may be receiv ed and delivered on high banks, is also equipped with a conveyor, which works la the same manner as a rolling stairway. The conveyor on the stage is to be operated by an electric motor in the middle of the stage, the power being obtained from dynamos on the steamer through wires attached to the stage. One of the most serious drawbacks to the steamboat traffic in recent years has been the propensity of the roust about to "jump" the boat at any time that he did not feel disposed to work and to refuse to go out on the boats even when high wages were offered. For the past three years it has been an ordinary occurrence for boats to be de layed from twelve to twenty-four hours after they were loaded because the col ored men declined to accept positions, and the wages on some of the southern boats have been run up as high as $120 a month on vessels that were obliged to go at certain times. During the busy season the ordinary wages of the roust abouts have ranged from $75 to $90 a month. These conditions have induced boat builders to devise appurtenances tbi&t will do most of the work of the rouster. The arrangements of the new steamer S. S. Brown are designed to obviate the necessity of employing roustei's and to require only a few laborers to move the freight on and off the con veyors. The boat Is also designed to have tbi fuel stored in the hull, to be elevated to the furnaces by means of steam elevators. Bach stateroom is to bo supplied with hot and cold water, and the after portion Is to be partitlonecl off for colored passengers. The steam er is to be finished about July 1, intl the cost will be about f125,00a HEN AfeO WOMEN. Tfwc Bi« U for HMtirtl laltoiimV liKkirgn.iiilluiiultou, Uy SumM ■ irritation* or ulceration! aatwnrietan. of mnsoti niambraaei hiiakriaUiin Painter, and not oatri) i!f#lm&«<SCnnmiC». cent or joiMHioaa. l|Aamuii l i|H Sold br DruiM UI. A. or aant in (lain wrappa*. by aiptaa. prepaid, tat II U. ix 1 bottler 41.75. ■ ciwiiinttMwya Deadly Serpent Bites WELLIAN'S EXPEDITION ! GRANDER CITY TO RISE Californians Predict Bright Out look For San Francisco. ABANDONMENT IDEA RIDICULED Ilea Who Have Faith la the City Are Ready to Pat MUlloaa lato Re. haUdla*—W. H. Crocker Declare* World's Moat Beaatlfal Bfaalelpal lty WtU Rtae From the Ralaa. "Bigger, busier, better than ever. Ban Francisco will rise from her ashes," Is the confident prediction of Californians resident In New York who have large Interests there, and they recently sup ported their forecasts by individual as surances that the earthquake and fire would not deter them from pouring In their millions to help upbuild a new city, says the New York Herald. "Many men have lost millions," said D. O. Mills, whose loss may reach $8,- 000,000, "but," he added, with a quiz zical smile, "I fancy all of them are not entirely wiped out. Nowhere have I heard any sentiment except to bend all energies to building a new city as soon as the needs of the Immediate sufferers from the earthquake and fire are provided for." Mr. Mills had not received any direct Information from San Francisco, and without details of the extent of his losses be said he was not in a position to make a definite announcement as to bis plans. "You may say, however," he said, "that the Mills building there will be rebuilt, or remodeled If the walls are not destroyed, and made stronger and larger than It was before the catastro phe. One might as well think of aban doning the whole state of California as to consider leaving San Francisco in Its ruins. If San Francisco alone had been destroyed there might be some reason for hesitation in rebuilding It but all accounts agree that other points suffered to as great or even a greater extent from the earthquake. "Californians are not the sort of men to despair. Even now, when the shock of the awful disaster is greatest, they are turning their eyes to the future. The city will rise again, better in many respects for this visitation upon it. It is the natural metropolis of the Pacific coast and by virtue of its natural ad vantages never will take second place to Seattle and other coast towns. "We have had our lesson, and the new San Francisco will be guarded against a repetition of this visitation, so that Its buildings will be proof against earthquakes, and anything ap proaching a conflagration will be im possible. Besides the regular fresh wa ter supply there will be —there must be—a secondary system by which we can draw upon the sea. To leave the land to lie idle would be to pile even greater losses on those we have already suffered. It is not to be thought of any more than the tragedy of aban doning the entire state would be seri ously considered. "Like Chicago, Galveston, Charleston and Baltimore, San Francisco will rise again into greater beauty, and In a very few years her supremacy on the coast will again be unquestioned and unquestionable. It is not the spirit of California to break under even so tre mendous a trial as this." Whatever else the new San Francisco may be it will lack one of its great at tractions to tourists. Mr. Mills and all other Californians who have declared their purpose of rebuilding the city at once agree that there never again will be such a Chinatown as the city has been noted for. If the Celestials who choose to live there congregate again in a single quarter they will have to seek a location on the outskirts or at any rate well apart from the business or residential centers. "Barbary," where untold crimes have been com mitted for years, will become only a memory, it is agreed by the men upon whom must fall the heaviest burden of restoring the city. Other things may rise to take the places of Chinatown and "Barbary," but these at least wil' not again be tolerated. "There can be no possible doubt that San Francisco will rise. Phoenixlike, from the ashes of her ruins," declared Colonel Dudley Evans, president of the Wells-Fargo Express company. "This generation is thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the pioneers of '49. and it is a question of only a few years be fore the city will be greater and grand er than ever before. "It will have the experience and the mistakes of the past as a guide, and even if there should be another visita tion of an earthquake there would lie little to fear with the provisions that will be made to meet such a danger. Some plan must be devised which will obviate the necessity of building on the made land of the wholesale district. It has virtually no foundation to sup port the great buildings which rested upon it, and it seems to me likely that the merchants will move to the solid ground formerly known as Tar flat, •outb of Market street. "Our own most serious loss, in my opinion, is the magnificent collection of relics of the pioneer days of Callfor nla. After being exhibited at the World's fair in Chicago and at the midwinter fair in San Francisco, they were stored in an attic and must have been utterly destroyed." One of the most significant moves die other day looking to the rebuilding of the stricken city was the hurrying to the scene of experts by the George A. Fuller company and the Thompson- Starrett company. Upon their report a* to hew well the newer buildings of steel construction withstood the earth quake shocks and the fire will depend iu a great measure the plan of con ■traction of tfte new city. According fo latest reports, tps buildings of steel construction, after the pattern of the New York and Chi cago skyscrapers, were but little in jured by the shock, ami In some in stances their walls withstood even the ravages of the flames, although their interiors were destroyed. It is the opinion of Californians in New York that it will be found that the damage from the earthquake alone was incon siderable compared with the ravages of the fire, and upon this they largely base their hopes for the future. "It is misleading to lay the blame for the devastation to the earthquake," •aid Charles J. Brooks, a prominent member of the California society, who has felt two previous shocks In San Francisco. "It Is the fire which Is al most wholly responsible. Bearing that In mind, the plans for the new city will doubtless be made accordingly. From the evidence so far at hand It appears that the steel construction buildings stood up without Injury, and I expect to see them the type of the future, with the stone work anchored to the steel body, as ta the practice in New York. There will then be but lit tle to fear from earthquake shocks, and by an adequately protected water system the danger of a conflagration will be obviated. As It was, the risks In San Francisco were regarded by in surance companies as the safest in the country. The city never had bad a se rious fire, ,and there Is no reason to fear a repetition of this disaster If proper precautions are taken." Several of the men who predicted a brilliant future for the city spoke of the plans for beautifying It which have been prepared during the last two years by D. H. Burnham of Chicago, who recently finished a residence there. They pointed out the difficulties that have seemed to be insurmountable to the carrying out of those plans because Of the unwillingness of the owners of Chinatown property to part with so profitable an investment, and now they declare the fire has served a good pur pose, along with the great suffering it has wrought. In clearing the way for the working out of ideals which many men have had for years. William H. Crocker, one of the great est capitalists of the city, who was on his way to Europe with his family when he was forced to cancel passage on the Celtic the other day, voiced the sentimeut when he said in the St. Regis, where he has been staying until he can make arrangements to return to San Francisco, that the calamity will give opportunity to make a more splen did city than the most enthusiastic have dared to dream of. "Within five years San Francisco will be greater and more beautiful than ever," he said. "To even suggest Its abandonment is preposterous. By rea son of its location and harbor it 1b the natural metropolis of the Pacific coast. Everybody I know is determined to re build It stronger and finer and better than ever. A general scheme of fire proof construction will be carried out, with buildings of uniform height. Some streets will be straightened and others will be widened, and beautiful as San Francisco was, a city beautiful that will be the marvel of the world will rise from the ruins of today." Mr. Crocker has reports which indi cate that enough remains of the Crock er building so that It can be rebuilt without having to begin at the founda tions, but in any event, he said, a new building will be erected on greater pro portions than the one which has been injured or DerhaDS utterly destroyed. KEYLOR GRAND J no. B. Catron, Manager gj'r Friday, June 8, 1906 Ruins of San Francisco Fire, Earth ' quake and Destruction Witli Dramatic Story. AUSPICES, THE AMERICAN LE :TJ I Z J UREU THE DESTRUCTION OF SAN FRANCISCO EXPOUNDED IN DRAMATIC STORY BY PH.OF* ■»A %, ■ i j 3VT A tiUBXiXj With vivid scenes of fire and earthquake. This brilliant lecturer explains th£ great scenes of the fire and illustrates the subject with the finest views and scenes in existence on this terrible calamity. THE SCENES AND INCIDENTS As shown and described in a way that makes the hearer believe him self in the presence of the catastrophe, taking up each phase of the subject from the earthquake to fire scenes—the homeless tramp of ref ugees to the barren hills —the incidents in general of the disaster also the relief work. Curtain Rises &I 5 p. m. Prices 25c, 35c and 50c -Keylor Grand Opera House- j "Said Pasha") The great Comic Opera will be presented Monday, June 18. by the f Ferrari Operatic Club, the only permanent organization of this kind in a the city. MUSICAL EVENT OF THE SEASON. I 40 PEOPLE 40 The cast is composed of the best local talent Gorgeous Turkish jj and Indian Costumes, Dances, Etc. Handsome Scenery. 3 PAGE THREE TRAIN SERVICE IS IIPROH6 O. R. A N. Tracks Repaired and Ar* Now Open, Except Between Pen- dleton and Umatilla. Informatton was given out at the city ticket office of the O. R. A N. this morning that the entire road, with the exception of the line between Pendleton and Umatilla, was open, the washouts occasioned by the recent heavy rains having been repaired. It is expected that the Pendleton and the Umatilla line will be ready for service within two or three days. All main line trains will be run by the way of Walla Walla until the bridges near Echo are put in shape to run trains over. No. 44, the swing train that connects with No. 3 and No. 4 at Wal lula, arrived practically on time this morning bringing a large number of passengers and a big mall for eastern Oregon points. DESERTED IRELAND. **• TM* of Kalfratloa Smm «• Um WoW» Since the census of 1900 wo taken nearly 200,000 Irish emigrants have settled In the United States, the year ending with July, 1905, showing a lar ger number than any year since 1895.. ▲ new impetus has been given to lrtabi emigration within the past two years, a turn which is quite perplexing to those native Irish societies which haw been unsuccessfully attempting to stop the great national leak for so many years. The unrest among the young' native Irish element is still wonderful ly strong. An American traveler in Ireland is as much impressed with this fact as he is with anything else in that country of remarkable things. Every where he sees and hears of wholesale departures for the United Stutes. Even in the remotest rural hamlets the old people can be heard lamenting some re cent exodus of their most promising young boys and girls. Almost every man or woman that a traveler meets and talks with in Ireland has a number of brothers or sisters or very near rela tives who have recently left for the United States. Emigration agencies exist in every part of the island. Every village baa a steamship agent, to whose advantage it is to use every Inducement to infltH ence the young men and women to em igrate. Since their pay must come from the steamship tickets which they sell, the agents take good care to see that many of them are disposed of in the course of a year. The flaming posters which they flaunt in the faces of the young people who are already restive and overanxious to go, offering the cheapest transportation and, to their minds, fabulous wages on the other side of the Atlantic, prove irresistible to the average Irish villager. During the past year whole villages In Cavan, Oalway and Donegal have been depop ulated, and vast countrysides In Mayo and Roscommon have been stripped of the remnants of their old time armies of farm laborers. —The World Today.