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TRIBUTE TO STRAHORN AS AN EMPIRE BUILDER Hundreds of Leading People of the State Unite to Express Approval of His Acts HIS RAILWAY BRINGS MUCH TO THIS VALLEY Speakers at Banquet at the Com mercial Hotel Laud Man Who Took the People Into His Con fidence and Built Railway The banquet at the Commercial hotel Wednesday evening closed the gala day in honor of Kobert E. Stra horn and of welcome to the North Coast to North Yakima. Throughout the evening, every speaker paid rome tribute to the man who had l':u- live years fought and worked to make the North Coast a go and at IU Close those present rose en masse and gay* him three cheers. When called on for a speech, the builder of tho North Coast was hardly able to re spond because of his emotions. Let ters of regret were read from Unltel States Senator Miles Polndexter. Gov ernor Hay and Guy M. Talbot, presi dent of the Pacific Power & Light company. Mayor Schott acted as toastmaster and sat at a small table a: the end and beween the two rows of long tables spread for the guests in the new dining room of the Commer cial hotel. City Makes Good Deal Mayor H. H. Schott, the toast master, called the meeting to order shortly before ten o'clock and In a short address welcomed those pres ent to North Yakima. He said: "North Takima today celebrates the greatest event of the city, which means much. The values of property have risen Im mensely. North Yakima is oil the map, for every city in this country will 'know that the North Coast rail road has come to North Yakima. 1 say now that Mr. Strahorn ought to be congratulated on bringing Into North Yakima the North Coa3t rail road. I was a member of th.2 ef council when Mr. Strahorn flrst too out his franchise in this town. Sine then It lapsed several times, but no I am glad he has finally got in. Nort Yakima made the best deal it eve made when it secured the Nort Coast railroad. 1 thank Spokane ai Walla Walla for their cooperation this celebration, in making it succes ful views of a Pioneer Fred Parker, who spoke as a pin neer, said: "When I came here j years ago. 1 was not abb- to coma a palace car nor any kind of a ca but by a lumbering stage by way The Dalles. That was the way w got all our freight in these days, came In 1883, and I'm glad I cam In 1884, the Northern Pacific reach Yakima City, but there was no sue celebration as this, on the coming the North Coast to this ciy. Th we could have bought Nob hill, selling now for $3000 per acre for $2.00, but we had neither the price nor the nerve. We have waited long for this event —the coming of the North Coa9t railroad and the proper facilities for transportation now grown so eno mous that It is no longer a one ral road proposition. Strahorn Comes Into His Own H. J. Snively, attorney for th North Coast railroad, was the ne speaker. He said this was the da that Robert E. Strahorn comes In his own. The day we looked fo ward to has come to pass and w felicitate ourselves on the coming the railroad. In justice to Mr. Str horn 1 wish to say that I believe th people Of North Yakima have n appreciated the gallant fight made b him to get this railroad through." M Snively spoke of the attitude take once by Vice President Levy of th Northern Pacific, wno refused certa concessions to the North Coast b cause be did not believe it was a le itimate proposition, but a blackma ing scheme. "I.,ater," said Mr. Snive ly, "Mr. Levy acknowledged that the (North Const was the finest railroad lin the country and he was sorry In •did not have a finger In the pie." "1 consider," said Mr. Snively, "that the conception and construc tion of the North Coast ral'ioad Is the greatest single act n the history of Wasbingon." Strahorn nnfJ the N. I*. Introduced as the man who would ■tell how he helped the North Coast railroad come to North Yakima, Ira ■"P. Englehart, attorney for the North ern Pacific, arose amid laughter and applause and said: "The Northern ■Pacific has been laboring 26 years In this valley so that Mr. Strahorn •would be able to build his Njrth Coast railroad, and has always take^a much ■interest In Its growth." (Cheers and ■laughter) "With Mr. Strahorn hert ■we think it will enable ua to do more business With the people of this city, and do it more pleasantly. In future years we. shall always take great in terest In the growth of the North "Coast." Welcome From Horticultural Union W. N. Irish, president of the IT >r ticulturai Union, was Introduce I as the man who had more to do with the grower than with the railroad. He feald in part: "Tin- coming nf this road to North Yakima means ti us greater facilitie-s for the greater dis tribution of fmii at better pr'cei 'I he Horticulural Union, on behalf of Its 40U members, extends th- North Coast railroad a hearty welcome," Spokane Merchants' Views After extending the thanks of the Spokane delegation to the city ol North Yakima for its courtesy to them and to Mr. .Strahorn for th - pleasures of the trip, Mr. T. Crane, a merchant of Spokane nnd a rancher of Wenatchee, gave those present some figures and facts to think of, He said: "In 20 years the present railroad facilities will not be ample to care for the Immense crops thai will be grown on the 100,000 acres in this valley bearing at the rate of a . carload of 600 boxes to each acre. To ship this Immense amount of fruit you will need 3000 feet of lumber to •build boxes for each carload, or a total of 3,000,000 feet of lumber per annum; with 3,000,000 pounds of pa per to wrap the apples In and five million pounds of nails for putting the boxes together. Thr-.se figures might be alarming if eastern orchard conditions were normal but they are not." "There are not one hundred acres of young apple trees, where then are thousands of acres of dead fruit trees and thousands of acres more dying. In the east there Is no attempt made at spraying, New York trees I have been bearing fruit for the past | hundred years, the soil is depleted and the trees are full of pests. The orchards of the eastern states can never be renewed." snub.nn Praises Assistants Thanking those present for their overwhelming tribute, Mr. Strahorn] said: "In all this something, some body has been overlooked. While I have probably succeeded beyond what] some men have done, 1 attribute it mostly to the loyalty, help and co operation of the men I have been for tunate in being able to bring into the work." Ile paid a tribute to North Yakima, saying that very few com munities of only 15,000 Inhabitants would have been able to do what this city has done and could make such a showing as was made today. Ik thanked all for what had been done. In closing he said he did not think that an additional railroad in the valley would hurt the existing line and had always felt so and he believed that before the North Coast had got ten firmly organized that another rail road would be needed. This he said he was confident .if. This short talk, which was received with cheers ended the evening's ■psachmaklng, The following were the guests at tho banquet: H. C, Nutt, Henry Blakely, I. B. Richards. E. 15. Pollett, of Tacoma. John M. Scott, P. J. Collins, Frank lin Butler, E. M. Whittle, C. E. Ket tenbach, H. F. Lounsbury, A. G. Res chke, Shad O. Krantz, William Bit tie Wells, R. B. Miller, Wm. McMur ray. A. C. Martin, of Portland. Robert E. Strahorn, F. W. Har grove, W. D. Vincent, M. M. Cook, O. M. Green, Herbert Wltherspoon, A. \v. Lindsay, R. W Evan, T. J. Gil lespie. W. S. Norman. E. P. Spalding, Geo. A. Gray, R, L, Webster, Dr. A. S. Marshall, George M. Hofford, C. E. Woods, F. L. Pitman, George T, Crane, .1. T, Andrus, C, L. Bmith, W, m. Gleason, W. R. Skey, J. W. Hughes, John O, !■'. Helber, F. W. Hilscher, of Spokane. R, E. Allen, C. !•'. Vandewater, R limns, J. C. Scott. I-'. A. (lunvrht, I. M. Brown, W. 11. Ktrkman, of Walla Wall i. J. L. DeForce, R. A. Devers, James M. Shannon, of Pasco. W. H. Lovesey, of Salt Lake City. Theo. LaßitSionlere, Red Lake Falls, Minn. Robert F- Prengel, Milwaukee, Wis. Wis. F. B, Fuller, F. A. Williams, of Top penish, A. B. Hillyer, Clarence G. Ware, E. J. Jaeger, of Zillah. E. T. Stone, M. E. Olsen, of Parker. Wm. Guernsey, of Prosser. E. M. Sly, W. M. Saxton, of Kenne wick. H. A. Davis of Minneapolis. W. W. Butler and C. A. Barnda of Grand view. Robert L. Conner of San Francisco. Walter V. Woehlke of Santa Monlc i, Cal. Dr. Roland Dwight Grant of Boston, Mass. Ira P. Bnglehart, N. C. Richards, George Donald. C. C. Burdick, Fred Parker, W. I>. Lemon, E. K. Sheldon, Frank Bartholet, J. S. Kloeber, A. C. Schroeder, A. o. Byrd, John W, Hill, Cle,i lies A. Marsh, C. 1.. Darling, Prank Horsley, J. C. Bteensen, O. A. F.ch ter, M. R. Galloway, W. P, Romans, James O. Cull, M. S. Meeks. J. E. i Shannon, Charles Heath, A. M. Dean. ! Robert Rundstrom, J. P. Okey, C R, Mi Kee, Dirk Rist, It. Winson, Jr. Rolfo Whltnall, James Leslie, E. W- Burr, Jos. P. Barton, Harry L, Ansart, H. R. Kingman, Wm, ir. Redman, A. B. Weed, J. Howard Wright, Thomas E, Grady, Prod Helton, Julius Brunl i er, S. Van Vliot, Wm, P. Her, S. H. Dickinson, w. N, Irish, W. L, Wright, ,M. N. Richards, O. K. Conant, H. J. Doollttle, M. .1. Wlneman, John v Welgel, W. A. Bell, H, P. Luhman, a i;. Posseen, W. L. Lemon, J. L. Hughes, II- 11. Schott, H. P. James, 11 J. Snively, H. C. Lucas, Walter | Arnold, George Arrowsmith, Floyd Hatfield, George C, Mitchell, W. O. Bradbury, C, L. Twohy, W. E. Coumbs, J, E. Hanks, lv J. Wyinan, D. C, Uvvd, J. M. Rrown, Alexander Miller. Kenneth ;a. ECnudson, A, B. Whltson, H. F. Crawford, Harry s. Bharpe, Sam C. Russell, Claude S. W. Wright, Theo i; SSwlesler, Prank N. Nagler, C. A. Warnstrom, E. Remy, J. J. Schlot teldt, Alfred J, Helton, W. L. Stelnweg, A. E. Larson, W, B, Newcomb, James Lancaster, W. C. Marlon, L. O. Jan eik. A. ii. ECamm, W. K. Kutnewsky, Charles N. Hunt, A If. lluebncr, R. C. Sinclair, Albert Hall, 11. C. Temple, I 11. i: Lancaster, 11. M. Gilbert and I Phil I litter ol North Yakima, MAIL SERVICE OVER 0. W. R. & N. RY. Chief Clerk Lancaster Says Com pany Is Ready as Soon as Postoffice Gives the Word Now that regular passenger service has gone into effect on the line of the O. W. R. & N. Co., the hamlets. towns and small cities between North I :Ima und Attalia have occasion to dee. Next thing on the list will the Inauguration of a mail ser t. Chief Clerk H. Lancaster states t the matter has already been ta up with the division superinten t of the United States mail ser ;, who resides at Seattle, and word regard to It ma^ he heard any Owing to the character of the work to be done the pouch service will flrst be put on. At a later date, when the demands have grown so as to Justify THE YAKIMA HERALD. WKDNESDAY, MARCH 2»- 1»11 it. the regular postoffice service will be supplied. Mr. Lam aster states that his com pany is able to handle the mail at a moment's notice, so that the only thing that delays the matter is the action of the postoffice department. Even at that, It Is believed that It is only a matter of a very' short time mtO the mall pouches will be flying thick and fast at the different sta tions along the line, to every one of which It is of great importance. Postmaster W. L. Lemon said he knew nothing of the proposed new service, but of course was ready and willing to follow the instructions of the postoffice department regarding the matter when they had been brought to his attention through the proper channels. CREDITORS ASK FOR RECEIVER FOR FIRM AT TOPPENISH, WASH, In a petition filed In the superior I court Monday, the appointment or a I receiver for the Beehive compftay, of j Toppenish, was asked by the Fleisch- I ner-Mayer company, of Portland, who I ask judgment for $3450 alleged to be due on an unpaid account. It Is also alleged in the complaint that the defendant Is Indebted to Lang & Co., of Portland, and the Shelby Shoe company of St. Louis, to the amount of more than $2000, and In addition they are said to be in arrears In the payment of their help. The case will be heard Thursday morning, when the request for injunction will be heard directing the company to pre serve the property and assets. YAKIMA 10 FRONT AT BIG STOCK SHOW )uncan Dunn Sells Huge Steer and Wright Company Purchases Prize Winning Lambs The Pacific Northwest Livestock show, which closed In Portland la3t Wednesday, was a record breaker in regard to the prices obtained for some of the fat stock. Not only that, it Is interesting to the stockmen of the Yakima valley from the fact that a number of local people were directly interested in the sales. Fourth prize 2-year-old steer, fed by A. D. Dunn, Wapato, Wash., was bought by Union Meat company at $7 per hundred weight, 1720 pounds. The *'akima Sheep company, com posed of the Messrs. Wright, male a number of purchases. Including the following: champion car lot yearling wethers, grand champion car lot la mlis, second prize car lot lambs, third prize car lot lambs, fourth prze car lot lambs, fourth prize car lot ewes and a lot of champion wethers. I T, W. Coles sold his champion steer weighing 1 i,50 pounds for cents a pound, Mr. Constantino of Portland being the buyer. BURIAL PLACE WILL BE MADE MOR ACCESSIBLE By Extension of Street Car Line— Sightly Location With Shade Trees, Shrubs and Lawn, Make it a Beauty Spot Lying on tho edge of the soum slope of Nob Hill, commanding a view of the Moxee, the upper and tho lower gaps, and with the Ahtanum hills for near neighbors, Yakima's city of the Dead, presents wonderful pos sibilities as a beauty spot. When the proposed continuation of the grea> car line down the cemetery road, is completed and the side walk asked for by the Woman's Relief corps built, Tahoma will be more accessible. Even under present conditions ev ery Sunday sees numerous visitors. The extension of the water pipes to the cemetery, made last year, simplifies the problem of the upkeep of the place considerably. There are hydrants ev ery few feet, making possible a green sweep of lawn and proving a con venience for thoso wlio wish to keep fresh flowers upon the graves of their dead. Not only has the cemetery associa tion spent a good bit. of rendering the, approaches more attractive, and in selling out more shade trees along: the drives, but thousands of dollars are represented In the many fine mo numents Which have been erected within the past months. One of the most pretentious is that of Senator Walter J. Reed, a shaft of polished gray .stone, inscribed on all for faces. On the front is his civil war record, and on the corresponding side of the back, under a camp fire emblem, ver ses from "The Bivouac of the Dead." Another side tells that he was a Yakima pioneer, and founder of Cle Blum, while the fourth face has a list of the important offices he has held, including register of the land office, post commander of the G. A. it. mayor and representative In the state i assembly. Many different kinds and many dif ferent sorts of granite are used, some v.ry black, other stones being red and brown. The white marble of the older graves is no longer usad. The maple trees, of which there are a Quantity, nre budded and will soon be In leaf. There are a number of the Inverted willows, lilacs, rose bushes and a few young cedars. There are one or two firs unions the older trees. In so far as there are no mounds over the graves, Tahoma cemetery would meet with the approbation of the landscape architect, Howard E. Weed who was recently here. Mr. Weed, however, advocates the headstones also sunk into the ground, so that the sex | ton with ills lawnmower can do better (and quicker work in keeping tho lot j tidy. HS would have a great deal more shrubbery planted, too, not only In Individual lots, but grouped to give. I a park-line effect to the whole. With incere water available, It Is likely that considerable landscape gardening will be done this year. WILL RECLAIM 200.000 ACRES i Court orders Drainage Ditch Dug ill Northern Indiana I VALPARAISO, Ind., March 27—Spe j clal Judge St.-Is of South Bend today ordered the construction of the Burns , ditch. The ditch will cost in th* neighborhood of $800,000 and will re claim 200,000 acres of land lying south of Gary and across the northern, border of Porter county. I FRUIT TREES ARE WATCHED Owners Who Fail to Spray for the Pests Will Find Themselves Against the Officials WORK IS TO BE DONE AND COSTS CHARGED Inspector Morrison, Having Fin ished With Inspection of Nurs ery Stock Is Looking for De linquent Orchard Owners Owners of fruit trees In this coun ty who neglect the lime and sul phur spray for insect pests are to j have a rude awakening this season, j Their trees will be sprayed and they , will pay the cost It does not matter at what time the authorities are able Ito reach them the trees will be sprayed Just the same. This may j ,be after the blossoms have dlsap-j I peared and the fruit got so far along I that the lime and sulphur will leave : Its marks. Owners of home orchards are the ones most likely to suffer and ! to be called upon to pay the official price for the work. Big Growers Are Alert Commercial orchardlsts as a rule are very alert in the application of the various sprays which protect the fruit from its enemies but it has been found in past years that those who own small tracts containing but a few trees have been negligent or In different. Some of these people ha s got an idea that If the blossom sea son arrives without lime and imphur having been applied to their trees they are safe. Inspector T. O. Mor rison is this year to look for people with such an idea. He already has a list of those who are indifferent to the general claims of the valley with regard to clean fruit and Is getting out his notices. He has been very busy to date in the examination of Incoming and outgoing nursery sto?k. This work ts now about completed and he has time to attend to the other and vital phase of the situa tion. ZILLAH GROWS TBE FRUIT SHE SHOWS Hustling Town on the O. W. R. & N. Sent Nearly 300 People to This City Wednesday "Zillah Qrows the- Fruit She Shows" is tbe sloKan of the hustlimi village down the line, and to Zil luli must be given credit for pro- gresslveness. She is the tirst cltv in Yakima county to take advantage of the offer recently made by the O. W, It. & N. company to advertise the country tapped by that railroad system, and of course the cities along the line will come in for a big share of the benetits. The corn puny agrees to put up $5 for each $1 put up by the different cities to carry on this publicity work. Zil lah was invited to raise $1200. and to show how earnest the citizens of that burg are in boosting things along, it may be stated that the amount was raised" In twelve min utes. One hundred dollars per min ute is traveling some. That added to the railroad company fund will make a total of $6000, the judicious expenditure of which will undoubt edly be of far reaching benent Hade Splendid Turnout. Another act of Zillah is appreciat ed by the residents of North Yakima. Tli ■ attendance from that town Wed nesday on the occasion of the big day, when this city was connected with the other cities of the valley, and with Portland, Pasco. Spokane, Walla Walla and the rest of the sys tem, was 291 by actual count. This tact fs given out by A. S. Hillyer, ed itor of the Free Press, and also city clerk. These things go to show that Zillah is on the map, and that she purposes to make herself so con spicuous that she will grow and nourish as the biblical green Day tree THROUGH EXPRESS CHARGES ARE CUT American Company's Figures Ate Being Met—The Northern I Has Announced Reduction The advent of the O. W. R. & N. Co. and tho American Express com pany has had the effect of cutting down the through express rate from j New Yorl; and Chicago to North Yak- Ima from 25 to 40 per cent. Here tofore the rate on a seven-pound pack age from Chicago to* this city has been $1, while the rate on an eight pound package has been $2.20. Tbe rate of the American Express com pany for a package of the latter weight Is $1.20. This reduction Is made possible by the fact that through express for North Yakima is carried westward as far as Pendle ton. Ore., without the cars being opened. Express is delivered here on the fifth day from New York. The Northern Express company will reduce its rates, notice to that effect having aire idy boon filed with the Interstate Commerce commission. Tl^e American Express company ' was established In 1841 and Its lines cover 55,000 miles of road. The American Express company ts office- In the same building as the offices of the O. W. R. & N. Co. C. A. Gunn. recently from The Dal les. Ore., is In charge as agent Worry is the mother of sick, ner vous and troubled mentality; upsets the entire physical system. The body Is a network of nerves. Holllster's Rooky Mountain Tea soothes and freshhens the entire system. Try It tonight. D. H. Fry. VALLEY OIVES WELCOME TO | HA ICIH MAN RAILWAY. (Continued from page 3) the Important trust imposed upon my immediate associates and myself I j hope and believe the public generally j will say that our relations have been I more that of cordial friends than that which usually prevails in the adjustment of the thousand and one perplexing problems often in ap parent conflict with some private, corporate or governmental interest. While doing our full duty by our com pany we have diligently sought to leave no sore spots and treat others as we would wish to be treated. The interests we have represented have neither desired nor exacted anything I else. j "It is a happy augury of your future business relations with this great cor- I poratlon that my immediate staff and ! myself, who were In the final analysis I arbiters In all these negotiations and j adjustments, were your own neighbors i business associates and sincere , friends. I believe you will always I find It a fixed principle with the Har riman system to get In the closest possible touch with the public and ! stay there. The Harriman System "Right here It is hard for me to resist (and I don't think you wish It) indulging in a little note of exulr-iUo.i on the really great thing that has been accomplished for the valleys and cities of the Yakima by linking them with such a vast, resourceful railway system, and at the same time by es curing for them the splendid local fa cilities afforded by these electric lines. It is in no spirit of disparagement of other railways which have served us so well and to whose fine spirit of amity and good will we are Indebted for the presence of so many of th representatives tonight, that I joyous ly proclaim my firm conviction that no other railway system or combina tion of railway systems now existing could so completely round out your transportation facilities as what is popularly called the Harriman sys tem. I will not attempt to give you an idea of the almost Infinite rami fications of Its many thousand miles o ftrack and Its incomparable re sources in equipment and connections which will enable you to most con veniently and expeditiously exchange business with the world, for we have with us tonight a large representation of Its operating and traffic depart ments fai better qualified to do It than I am. "Enjoying, as I have, a fair meas | ure of the confidence of those who I control It, I feel safe In assuring you that in Its acquisition you have se . cured a most powerful, aggressive and I liberally managed friend and ally In j I the development of your every re ] source and interest." i FACTORY FIRE KILLS SCORES OF (URLS NEW YUUK. .March 25.—One nun- I dred and forty-eight persons, nine tenths of them girls from the east ! side were crushed to death on tho oavsmentSi smothered by smoke or l burned to death this afternoon in the worst lire known in New York since the steamer Slocum burned to the waters edge off North Brother island in 1304. Nearly all if not all the vic tims were employed by the Triangle Waist company, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth floors of the ten story Loft building, 23 Washington Placet on the western fringe of the down town wholesale district. The partners of the firm Isaac Harris and Max Blanck escaped carrying with them over the adjoining roof Blanck's two young daughters and a governess. There was not an outside Are escape on the buildinc. How the tire started may perhaps never be known. A corner of the eighth floor was the point of origin and only the three upper floors were swept. YAKIMA PEACHES TO GO TO BRITISHERS Railway Man Says That He Can Promise a Service of Twenty- Four Days to British Ports Twenty-two days from the time peaches leave the orchards in east ern Washington, Oregon and north o;n Idaho until the fruit is placed on sale in London and Liverpool markets IS the fast freight service promised for this season by Percy L. Sinclair, traveling representative of the Lacka wanna lines, who has been spending a great deal of time in North Yakima. He says the transcontinental railroads and connecting lines already are pre paring to handle the crop of the dis trict, adding: Yakima Peaches Good "If we can assure the shippers of such a schedule, we also can show them that they are in a position to compete successfully with the pro ducers of Spain and northern Africa in supplying the British market ; Tests have proved that peaches grown in the Yakima valley, properly packed, can travel for 22 days and arrive in as good condition as tho day they were placed into the box. Considering the fact that none of the orchards of Spain or Africa produces as high grade peaches as are grown in the Inland Empire, and that tho fruit can be sold as cheaply In Lon don as that from Africa, the oppor tunity for the northwestern horticul turist is apparent. Opens Now Markets •'The opening of the British mar kets will mean a great deal to the Inland Empire peacngrowers, and Is bound to enlarge the possibilities of this line of fruit growing in the north west. Last year many peaches of ut , cellent quality went to waste simply fiom lack of a market which could be , reached. "The opening in the British market for Washington and Oregon apples also ts splendid, although at this time of the year the Tasmanian apples aro beginning to invade England. But here is a curious fact: I know a man la Washington who has now an order for bO.OOO boxes of high grade apples to be sent to Australia, which also is snipping to England. The Tas manian is not so good as the north western apple. The demand of the English market Is largely for the five-tier apple, however." NOT A CHANCE FOR THE GIRLS Such Appears to Be the Evidence of Conditions Surrounding the New York Fire DOORS SWUNG INWARD AND ESCAPES BLOCKED Greater Number of the Employes Were Unable to Speak English Yet There Were No Yiddish or Italian Directions XEW YORK, March 27. —Fixing the blame for tho loss of 142 lives In the Washington Square fire Saturday drew to a focus the emergency forces of the I district attorney's office firs marshal J and coroner, stats Isbor department, and Borough President McAnnv of Manhattan. Dozens of Investigators collected available Information and I grand jury men turned ths personal probers in addition. Tim grand jury In formal resolution presented lo the court of general ssssions, offereu their aid to the district attorney and de clared someone should bo prosecuted for the disaster. Evidence Is Serious The investigators found evidence that the doors at the exits swung In ward, crumpled fire escapes in ths air shaft, one fire esctp* blocked by the iron shutters when opened in tits air shaft, an empty water tank on th. roof and the practice prevalent among the cutters of lighting cigarettes a few minutes before quitting time. All of this and what is yet to bo ferretted out, will be placed speedily before the grand jury. Tenement Owners Tried The tenement house department summoned the owners of half a dozen faulty structures to the police court as a preliminary step to a far reaching investigation of the tenements. Ono man was held for violating tho law and other cases went over until to morrow. Fire Marshal Beeres stated today that from his investigations it would have required three hours for the 700 girl employes to descend by one fire escape. There had never been a fire drill, nine-tenths of the cm i ployes cannot speak English and yet j he found no signs in Yiddish or Italian pointing to thu exits. Illumes a Clguretto The fire marshal said he is con vinced that a cigarette lit by a cutter and thrown into a heap of clippings started the fire. Thirty-three of the bodies are still unidentified. Of theso 133 were taken dead from the scene of tho disaster and nlno died In hospitals. SMUDGE POTS READY FOR INSTANT USE Fruit Growers Are Well Fortified Against Any Possible Damage From a Serious Frost With a total of 26,00 0 smudge pots delivered to the farmers In the lower valley this year by the Granger Stor age Co., making more than 70,000 now in use between Union Gap and Xvennewick. there is little apprehen sion that Jack Frost will win very much of a victory if he should in vade this territory the latter part of next month, says the Granger News. In the Kennewick country it is es timated that about 10,000 of these frost proof devices are in use. There are many seasons when the fruit grower is never bothered with frost at all, but to be on the safe side they have supplied themselves with pots and oil to be ready for instant use when necessity demands. They have also supplied themselves with frost alarms, a delicate piece of me chanism, so arranged that It rings a bell in the house when the tempera ture reaches the danger point. At the present time the Granger Storage Co., has tanks at Wapato, Toppenish, Granger, Grandview, Pros ser and Sunnyslde, with a total cap acity of about 150.000 gallons of oil. This doesn't Indicate that that much oil is used every season to Insure a fruit crop, but it gives an idea of the amount that might be used in case of an imergency. Much of the oil 'n the tanks now Is the supply left over from last season. The last car of heaters arrived la-it Monday and are being delivered to the farmers this week. WILLIAM II OF GERMANY AGAINST THE DRINK HABIT Extract From His Recent Speech to tho Naval Cadets at Murwlck—De clares Against the L'so of Liquor Because Of Its Evil, Physical Moral Effects —Urges Cadets to Join the Temperance So cieties "I will give you' in addition some advice upon a question which, in the interest of my nation, I have very much at heart, that of the alcohol evil and the drink habit. "I know very well that the pleasure of drinking is an old heritage of the Germans, but we must, by self discipline, deliver ourselves from that evil. "I can assure you that In the course of my reign of twenty-two years, I have observed from experience that the greater part of the crimes which have been appealed to me for deci sion ought to be reported as the re sults of the alcohol evil. "Formerly It used to be considered a very smart thing for youth to ab sorb a great quantity of alcohol, and I myself, as a young officer, had such examples before me but never Imitated them. Those ideas belong to the Thirty Years War and no longer fit our times. "Without speaking of the results of drink, which I do not need to describe, I will call your attention, specially, to one effect of intemperance which touches your future profession. As you will observe for yourself, In the course of your service on shipboard, naval service demands a height of ef kill™ couch mo CURE thi LUNCB w™ Dr. Kng's I New Discovery i FORCSffii 18 JSh. AND *U THROAT AND LUNG TBOU^tES. GUARANTEED SATISFACTORY OB MONEY REFUNDED. saa» irn Kll# v "with strength and ease they always please" TWO HORSE OVERALLS MADC BY LEVI STRAUSS <Bk CO. Immmmm POLKS GAZETTEER A Business Directory of each City. Town and Village in Or egon and Washington, giving a Descriptive Sketch of each place. Location, Shipping Fa cilities and a Classified Direc tory of each Business and Profession. R. L. POLK * CO., Inc. Scuttle, Wash. Stomach Troubles Cured by Vinol HERE IS PROOF " I suffered so long from stomach trouble and indigestion, that I lost flesh rapidly — VINOL cured me after everything jl&e had failed. It strengthened my digestive organs— gave me a hearty appetite, and I can eat anything without the slight est distress. Ido not believe any thing equals VINOL for stomach trouble and indigestion." W. E. Waterhouse, Portland, Me. Mr. Thos. G .Wallace, of Detroit, Mich., writes, ''I suffered for years from a chronic stomach trouble. VINOL entirely cured me after every.' . o A c had failed." It . .he curative medicinal ele ments of the cod's liver, combined with the strengthening properties of tonic iron contained in VINOL, which makes it so successful in re storing perfect digestion, and at the same time building up the weak ened run-down system. Try a bottle of VINOL with the understanding that your money wiM be returned if it does not help you. FKED Ij. JANECK, Druggist. fort which Is hardly possible to sur pass. It devolves on you tb maintain a steady tension without cessation, to keep In condition to meet exigencies. "The next war, the next naval bat tle, will demand from, you sound nerves. Nerve power will decide the victory. Now, the nerves are ruined, damaged from youth by the use of al cohol. "Later you will have opportunity to see the target ships and to study ths action of modern projectiles upon ves sels. You will have thus a picture of the conditions of battle. You will see frightful devastation. It is then that It Is necessary to have sound nerves and a cool head. The nation which absorbs the least amount of alcohol will carry home the victory. "And this Is what you must do, gentlemen. "You must give the example to the crew, for It Is example which acta most potently upon men. I demand of you now In this naval school and, later .among the battleships, that you watch yourselves and each other la this regard, and that you do not count alcoholic beverages as among your privileges. "There are being founded In the navy, where they already exist. Good Templar lodges and sections of the Blue Cross. Many officers and some hundreds of men belong to them. I hope that you will do everything which you can to persuade the men to Join. I do not need to call your attention to the example of the British navy where 20,000 officers and men already belong to these societies, to the very great benefit of the navy. "This is a matter of great import ance to our navy and to our people, if you will pay attention to the education of your men In the sound sense of abstinence from alcohol, I shall have sane and reasonable subjects. "This Is a question of great Import ance to our people, for these men, when their terms of service have ex pired, will carry back the idea to land. 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