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VOL. XL1 NO. 2.1.
OMAHA, Hi I DAY MONK! NO, JULY, 14, 1H11-'.
SINGLE COPY TWO
f ITS BANNER HAIN
Beit Wetting of the Season Comet at
a Most Opportune Time for
t the Cropi.
FOUR INCHES IN SOME SPOTS
Curtis ii the Favored Locality of the
GRAND ISLAND ALSO SOAKED
All Conntiei West of the Eastern Tier
fer O Croat la New Practically
Assured and Other Crops Are
Given Caod Beoet l'oHti
Are Ala Helped.
Heavy ralna In every locality of the
State, with the exception of the eaetern
part, were reported at the various railway
office Thuraday morning. Orand laland
and the vicinity, which wu sadly In need
of ralna to save the cropa, which were on
the verge of destruction, reported an Inch
of rain at S:tO Thuraday morning, with the
rain still falling. The concensus of opinion
among the knowing onus at the railway
offices Is that the rains of yesterday have
saved all cropa and put them where they
will flourish from now on.
Reports received at the Union Pacific
general offices were to the effect that
from one to two Inches of rain had fallen
arty Thursday morning along the routs
from Orand Island to Sidney and aorth of
Grand Island and Kearney and light rains
at North Bend and Fremont. . Com was
reported as being In first-class shape at
North Bend and In that vicinity and would
yield the average crop.
On the Lincoln division of the Burlington
route every town had been visited by rain
during the night and la most places was
still falling. At Clay Center the heaviest
rain of the season was falling at ( o'clock.
At that Urns the rainfall had been t8S
Inches, Lyons and Randolph war the
only towns in .the Omaha division to re
port rain and in thesa places showers, and
, ugm rain leu. y
at Platte Coeatry mat.
At Red Cloud almost three Inches of rain
had fallen by 7: SO, and from indications at
that time the rain would continue through
out the entire day. The MoCook division
reported the heaviest rains of the season,
and svery town along ths line reported
rain. The erops In that locality , especially
Jr corn, are reported to be In ths best eondl-
d" lon of years, and ths soil is moist enough
at this tuns to Insure a bumper crop In
' corn and wlntsr wheat.' At Curtis three
and one-half laches' had fallen at at
O'clock Thursday morning and It was still
raining hard at that time. Two bridges
nlonr a small creek near Curtis wars
Svas iM away by ths strong currents. .
Tje Sterling division was ths only on
On ths Burlington routs in Nebraska that
failed to report, rains.. -Almost every town
Jong ths Union Paclln routs U Nebraska
reported heavy rains. Reports received at
ths homeseekers' department of ths Burl
ington were that ths corn crop was in ths
best condition of the season and that ths
farmers wars unanimous In their opinion
that nothing oould prevent them from har
vesting an average orop of oorn this year.
average corn crop for Nebraska la con
st dared good. Many farmers on ths Mo
Cook division claim ths oorn orop this year
bs far In advance of any for many
Winter Wheat Strom.
Winter wheat Is already being harvested
In .many plaooa, ud ths reports reglstsred
at the various railway offices In the city
are that It is in advance of last year. Ths
towns along the river are reporting heavy
' eiope of winter wheat, and those who are
threshing from ths shocks are sending In
largo shipment. However, many of ths
farmers are stacking ths wheat and put
ting It through ths sweating process, and It
WU1 not be threshsd until In September.
When large shipments ara expected.
Borne of the towns which received heavy
... Inches. Inohea.
Mlnden 1 .Ob Hold rare 75
Red Cloud 1.60 Oberlln 1.21
Wlleonvllis 10 Orleans 1.13
Curtla I 'M Clay Center 1.64
Button I.jO Harvard l.M
Aurora l.M Norton 1.00
RAIN OKSKBAI. OVKR TUB) BTATB
Sections Heaortlas; Precipitation lay
Crops Get Great Boost.
DtSHUUH, Neb., July l.-(Hpeelal. An
tnoh of rain broke the drouth in this see-
(Continued on Boon4 Pag.)
For Nebraska Fair; wanner.
For Iowa Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday,
I a. m TO
a. ni it
7 a. m o
a. m 71
a. m T7
10 a. m SO
II a. m is
11 m m
1 p. m it
8 m T
5 p. m 85
4 p. n 86
6 . ni (w
p. ni 6
T P- m M
P. m 80
t'vmpjtratlve Leral Record.
1911. 110. ISO. 1901.
w u n
m a at to
7S 74 74 74
.00 .00 .00 .04
Mean temperature .
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature .,
Excess for the day
Total excess since March 1
Deficiency tor the day
. .16 inch .
S IS Inches
7 7.' Inches
T P. M.
Total rainfall sinoe March 1...
Deficiency since March 1. 1HU.
enclenoy lor cor. period, 1910.
acees tor cor. period, luut
Heperte from Stations at
at ton and
Temp. High. Rain
1 p. in. Today, fall.
Chavanna. rain fcl
atver l right!
88 ' .4
Davenport, part cloudy.... as
faver, part oloudy. ....... 71
a Molnta, clear Ri
Dodge City, part cloudy... )
IjuiJor, clear M
North Platte, part cloudy.. W
Omaha, clear at
hJo. cloudy 71
- Valentin, clear.
"X". Indicates trace
Rapid tlty, cloudy 74
Salt Lake City, clear....... SO
Pants Fe, rain a
t-heridan. eW.r 84
Houx City, clear . 81
United States is
Getting a Better
Class of Immigrants
Dr. Steiner Says , that There ii a
Harked Improvement in the
Orade Each Tear.
"One of the great difficulties with which
we are confronted In seeking a solution
of the Immigration' problem la that the
I'nlted States government and the people
of the United Statea haven't realised that
the problem Is absolutely In their own
hands," asserted Dr. Kdward A. Steiner of
GrinneH college, Clriftnell, la., who la In
the city to addresa the Omaha summer
school and conference at the University of
Dr. Steiner, who la one of the best
known of the country's sociologists, has
Just returned from one of his many trips
abroad, having spent March, April, May
and June In ths porta of Europe, atudylng
ths cars of ths Immigrants at the ports
and aboard ship, lie Is very optimistic
as to ths future of the immigrant if only
the American people will do their share.
'Ths foreign governments are each year
becoming mors careful as to those whom
they allow to atart for America," said Dr.
Steiner. "Austria now requires the pros
pective emigrant to paaa through four ex
aminations, and Germany last year re
jected 8,000 who sought to come over. The
objects which these countries have are
puiely selfish all objects are selfish but
the Influence of the restrictions la begin
ning to bs felt here.
"Hers is a fact 1 want you to print" he
continued. "On my reoent trip I made the
discovery that only 3 per cent of the Im
migrants who come into the United States
are over 18 years of age, and that only 1'i
per cent are below 14 years. You see we
are getting them in the very best part of
their Ufa and we must take care of them."
Hit by Trolley Car
Brother and Woman Neighbor of
Authoress Are Killed and Another
v Woman Seriously Injured.
PORT WASHINGTON. N. T.. July It
Frank P. Jordan, a brother-in-law to Mrs.
Frances Hodgson Burnett, the well known
novelist, was Instantly killed near here to
day In a collision between Mrs. Burnstt's
automobile and a trolley construction car.
Mildred and Edith Johnstone, slaters of
Gilbert L. Johnatone. a neighbor, were
taken unconscious to the Nassau county
hospital at Mlneola, where Edith died. It
la feared that Mildred cannot live.
It was at first understood that Mrs. Bur
nett was in ths car, but the error las cor
rected at the county hospital. '
Pearse is Elected
N. E. A. President
Superintendent of Milwaukee Schools
Made Head of National Asso
ciation of Teachers.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1S.-C. O. Pearse
of Milwaukee was this afternoon elected
president of the National Education asso
ciation. The vote in his favor in the nom
inating committee was 27 to SO.
Pardoned by Taft
WASHINGTON. July 1-Wtllard Powell
of Council Bluffs, Iowa, who was con
victed in March, 1910, with members of
ths Maybray gang of using .the United
States malls to defraud in a fake horse
raos scheme, was today unconditionally
pardoned by, President Taft PowslI, after
his conviction claimed he was a victim of
mistaken identity. He satisfied President
Taft that he was In Cuba when the crime
TARIFF LAW AMENDED
FOR BENEFIT OF PUP
Animals Taken Abroad May New Be
I Broagrht Beck Daty Free Within
WASHINGTON, July ll "The howl
raised over a poor Pomeranian pup taken
abroad for Its health," upon which ths
"unholy hands of ths customs collector was
laid when ths dog was brought back," was
declared by Representative Fitzgerald of
New Tork, to bs the cause of an amend
ment to the Payne-Aldrich tariff law
passed by the house today. Ths amend
ment allows horses, eattla and other ani
mals taken out and brought back Into this
country within six months to be read
BETROTHED COUPLE KILLED
WHEN AUTOMOBILE UPSETS
A8HEVILI.E, N. C, July JJ.-Early this
morning, three miles from Henderaonville,
N. C, an automobile containing several
persons went over an embankment, and the
following are known to be dead or se
riously Injured. Dead:
MISS LENA BOWMAN. Sumter, B. C.
ROBKltT BKTTIS. Trenton. S C.
Seriously Injured: Miss Mabel Bowman,
Sumter, S. C.
Miss lena Bowman and Robert Bettli
were to have been married within the next
GETTING CLOSE TO THE HEN
State Authorities Have Farmer In
Paraaa Arrested for Selling;
BEAVER CITT. Neb.. July( ll.-(8pecial
Telegram.) Three merchants of this city
and one at HenCIey were arrested by .the
dairy and sanitary Inspector today ' for
having decayed eggs In their possession.
They were fined 100 each.
Albert Martin, a farmer who sold eggs
that are alleged' to be spoiled, was also
arrested, but has not been tried.
SEE IS GUILTY OF ABDUCTION
reaaler ef Abeelate Lift Calt Cea
vlrted Aftew Little Mere Thsue
IIears Coat ere a ee hjr Jery.
CHICAGO, July 11. Evelyn Arthur See,
founder of the Absoluts Lite cult, tonight
was found guilty of the abduction of Mil
dred aridgas, ths 17-year-old dlsdpis of ths
oult. The jury was out little more than
P110BE FOR NEW
Department of Justice Looks Into
Purpose of Recent Conference
FURTHER LUMBER INQUIRY
Manufacturers and Wholesalers to Be
ILLEGAL AGREEMENTS ALLEGED;
Curtailment of Output and Increase of
TWELVE. CORPORATIONS CONTROL
National !. amber Manufacturers' Aa.
aoriatloa, Composed of Constituent
torn pa ales, rrartlcally lias
WASHINGTON, July lS.-An investiga
tion of the Brussels . conference of steel
men, which. It lias been predicted, may
bring about an international combination to
control the steel trade of the world, will be
undertaken by the Department of Justice.
Following a call of-Henry D. Martin and
Cotter T. Bride, secretary and treasurer,
respectively, of the Anti-Trust league, upon
President Taft today it became known that
the Brussels conference would be put under
the scrutiny of government agents.
President Taft told 'his visitors that he
believed such an Investigation ahould be
made and suggested that they call upon
Attorney General Wlckersham and Solicitor
General Lehmann, who had charge for
the Department of Justice of the Investiga
tion of the United States Steel corporation.
Vf.. f - V. . . . . . . ...
K... Kciiiiiuiiii aaia toaay it probably
ould be some time befnra th !.n,rim..i
could turn its attention to the Bruesela
conference, but Juat as aoon as It .got
through with business on this aide of
the Atlantic concerning the ateel trade It
would look into the International combina
Methods of Manufacturers and Whole
aaJers Under Bcrattny,
WASHINGTON, July 13.- Following
closely on the criminal action against the
Retail Lumber Dealers' associations of
the west and the civil antl-truat action
against the retailers of the east, the gov
ernment now has determined upon a thor
ough Inquiry into ths methods of manu
facturing and wholesaling lumber.
The National Lumber Manufacturers' as
sociation, of. which Kdward Hinea of Chi
cago la past president and a director, prob
ably will be one of the flrat corporations
It has been represented on behalf of the
retail lumber dealers who have been, under
fire by , the government that the manu
facturers were maintaining agreements to
curtail the manufacture of lumber so aa to
Increase the demand and the prices; that
there nave been attempts to ntonoponsetlta
supply or certain kinds of lumber in cer
tain sections of ths country and that In
some sections a uniform Dries haa K.n
maintained whlon has resulted In increas
ing the prices 20 per cent 1n the last two
years In the face of a decreasing demand.
i-weive constituent organisations which
ars said to control largely the manufacture
of lumber from logs, compose the National
Lumber Manufacturers' association. E. a
Griggs of Taconia,.Wash., is president of
me association. R. H. Van Bant of Ash
land, Ky.; J. a. Freeman of Tacoma,
George K. Bmlth of fit. Louis and Leonard
Bronson of Tacoma are its other officers.
Lumbermen from ten western and southern
states comprise Its board of directors.
Former Officer ef Department of
Jaatiee on Stud.
WASHINGTON, July ll-Former Assist
ant Attorney General Milton D. Purdy told
the house sugar trust committee today that
he never officially knew why Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte did not prosecute the offi
cials of ths American Sugar Refining com
pany in 1306 for alleged offenses in connec
tion with absorption of the Pennsylvania
Refining company in 1301.
Mr. Purdy declared that while acting
attorney general In President Roosevelt's
administration hs had been much Impressed
by the facta aet forth to him by George H.
Earle, jr., of Philadelphia, who pursued ths
"sugar trust" officials in ths case and
developed at the time the case should beJ
prosecuted. He reported all the facta to
Attorney General Bonaparte after his ap
pointment late In 1906 and was never in
formed by Mr. Bonaparte why the prosecu
tion was not pressed. v
Mr. Purdy said hs never reported to
President Roosevelt In this or any other
matter. He reported only to Mr. Bona
parte. "Did Attorney General Bonaparte ever
tell you that the Knight ease controlled in
this case and was the reason why there
was no prosecution?" asked Representative
Bulser of Nsw York. (
(Continued on Second Page.)
B, Bruce Douglas of Milwaukee. Secretary. Alexander" Taylor of Cleveland. President
DIRNTtT 'weJSu AT TH" RBAI E8TATB MBr8 CONVENTION AT
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
TRAIN KILLS AUTO SPEEDERS
Kearney and Overton Men Dash
Ahead of Union Pacific Express.
CAUGHT BY FLYER AT CROSSING
Oreal Bleaa of Kearney and Herman
Flake ef Overton Meet Almoet
Instant Death Near
KEARNEY, Neb., July 11 (Special Tels
gram.) Oral Bleau of Kearney and Her
man Finke of Overton were killed earl
thla afternoon when the automobile they
were driving crashed Into the fast express
on the Union pacific two mllea east of
Ths men were speeding east on the north
side of the track when they turned south
to cross to the south side. Number SO was
close behind them and struck the auto and
carried It for a quarter of a mile before
the train could be stopped. " Bleau was
found on the pilot with bis head crushed
and an ankle broken, dead. . Finke still
clung to the wheel although his skull was
broken and one leg had been severed. 'The
train. creWvPlckd.un.he men sod. carried
Bleau to Sim Creek- and rushed Finke to
Grand Island, but he died before reaching
there. The men apparently failed to hear
the approaching train.
Bleau. who was district traveling sales
man for ths International HRarvester com
pany, resided in this city and had a wife
of two yeara and a baby. '
Finke owned an auto garage In Overton
and had relatives there and In Grand Is
land. None of Bleau's people nor his wife's
relatives Uvs In Nebraska. ' Finke was XL
years old and Bleau, though not over 26 In
appearance, Is said to have been 36.
The body of Bleau was brought here on
No. S. The Elks, of which he was a mem
ber, have taken charge of his body;
Mrs. Bleau la prostrated and physicians
are in constant attendance. She was in
formed of ths accident by telephone from
Overton and fainted with the baby in. her
arms. Physicians revived her In half an
Stokes Case is Kept
in the Public Eye
Four Detectives on Trial on Charges
Growing Out of Disappear
ance of Letters.
NEW YORK. July 13. The Stokes case
was kept in the public eye today by the
trial of the rour city detectives on charges
arising out of ths disappearance of nine
letters from the collection taken from the
apartment of Lillian Graham and Ethel
Conrad after they were arrested for shoot
ing ths wealthy hotel man. The men or
dered to appear before First Deputy Police
Commissioner McKsy today are Lieuten
ant Walsh and Detectives Walsh, DeVery
A representativs of the dtstriot attorney's
office has been asked to attend the hear
ing, so that ths evidence may be laid before
the grand Jury.
The Investigation is being hurried, so evi
dence may be laid before the present grand
Jury, which will decide whether or not ths
two girls shall be Indicted on a charge ot
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Prince of Wales
Invested with the
Insignia of Office
Quaint Medieval Ceremony Takes
Place in the Ancient Castle
CARNARVON, Wales, July 13. In ths
old and well preserved castle of Carnar
von, today the young prince of Wales was
Invested with the insignia N)f hia high
office. The quaint town In vestal attire
made a holiday and drew within its bor
ders thousands of Welchmen from the sur
The royal party, which came on a spe
cial train from Holyhead, proceeded to the
raised platform In the center ot the great
Inner court yard, where the Investiture
took place. Aa the king and queen ap
peared, in the open sir, the choir sang
"God Save the King." This was followed
by the singing of "God Bless the Prince
of Wales," as the prinoe appeared and ap
proached his parents, who had taken their
places on the dlas. The prince . In his
surcoat, cloak and mantle of crimson velr
vet presented himself before the king and
queen, and the king placed a crimson vaJvetlr
cab 'ornamented w?th .rin. ..JV IT6
on the head of his eon aa a token of prlnet
pallty. In the hand of the prinoe, his
majesty placed a golden verge as the em
blem of government, and on his middle fin
ar, a ring of gold, signifying that hs must
be a husband to his country and a father
to his children. While his majesty was
Investing his son with ths Insignia, the
letters authorising the prince to hold the
principality of Wales in trust for the king
of England were read and later handed to
The service of conaeoration folowed,
bishops of St. Asaph and Bangor officiat
ing, assisted by two Welsh nonconformist
Fierce Fighting in
Streets of Puebla
Battle Between Maderists and Soldiers
Lasts Nearly All Night Several
Rolled and Wounded. j
PUEBLA, Mexico, July lS.-Three soldiers
of the Twenty-ninth battalion and a num
ber of Maderists estimated aa high
thirty were killed and many others wounded
in a battle between the two forces which
raged in the streets of the city from 11
o'clock last night until 7 o'clock this
morning. Forty Maderists are prisoners in
the barracks of the Saragosa battalion.
The fighting ceased only when Governor
Canete appeared with a white flag ana
pleaded for peace. A special train, with
Francisco Madero on board, arrived In the
city aoon after the battle began. It Is al
teged that drunken Maderists made aa at
tack on the penitentiary with dynamite
bombs In an effort to releaae the prisoners.
Ths Saragosa troops, stationed close by.
siaaensu from the bull ring barracks
attacked the federals and forced them
dmk into their quarters. A scattering fire
was kept up ail night. At daybreak, the
iwenty-nlnth battalion came to the rescue
of the other federals and used a machine
gun to clear the streets. At this attack
the Maderists fled, leaving a large num
ber of wounded and dead In the streets.
Dixie Flyer Wrecked
Near Duquoin, 111.
Three Pullman Cars Leave Rails and
One is Overturned Twenty
Persona Badly Bruised.
ST. LOUIS. July ll-Thr. i .
of the Illinois Central Dlxl, KIy , t
arrive her, at ?: a. m.. todav i.n .k-
track near Duquoin. III., this .....
and one of them, carrying passengers from
JacksonvlIIs, Flaj Nashville ajwt rh.f.-.
nooga, Tenn., was overturned.
Twenty persons were ul.n i-
berths in the overturned car and moat of
them were bruised, while a few nr.
vereiy Injured. They were brought t St.
Louis In the coaches which had not h.
A broken rail is said to nave caused h
W. A. Whitoomb of Blootnlnrton. Ill-
one of ths passengers In the overturned
sleeper, said that hs was awakened by
feeling the car sway and fall.
"I lust had Urns to drag myself from
the window," he said, "whan we struck
the ground, and I felt the ear slide down
the embankment. But I saw a number of
persons. Including some women, were quite
badly hurt" ' ,
The passengers In two other Pullmans
which were derailed but not overturned
were not Injnred.
GOYERNOR DENEEN TESTIFIES
Executive is Witness
TELLS OF TALK WITH SENATOR
Says They Dlscnssed Illinois Polities
fer Five Honrs Wltheat Defendant
Indicating- Ills Attltade To
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 11-Oovemor
Deneen absolutely denied Edward Hlnes'
version of the famous telephone conversa
tion between Deneen and Hlnes on May 9S.
Dtneen said Hlnes phoned him that Pres
ident Reynolds of the Continental bank
would convey to his a request from the
president acting through Senator Aldrlch
to support Lorimer.
WASHINGTON, July 11. Governor
Charles S. Deneen of Illinois today for the
flrat time gave his account of the election
of Senator - Lorimer.- He was called as a
witness today when t the senate Lorimer
committee resumed its Investigation. He
was subpoenaed by the present committee
UDim"- w present commute
Whef witnesses frequently have
mentioned his name In connection with the
Governor "Deneen told-of his nomination
for governor in 1901. Former Governor
Tales had testified that Governor Deneen
failed to carry out his promise to support
Tates for senator and so Tates declared
Deneen was "a liar still."
"I don't think ths senatorshlp waa men
tioned at that time," declared Governor
Deneen today. '
Governor Deneen said that he afterward
supported Tatea for senator and that their
relations always had been pleasant. He
denied that Tates ever had given him to
understand that he (Deneen had lied in
connection with the support of Tates. Yates
testified that in conversation with Deneen
he had given Deneen to understand that
he had not acted fah-ly toward him.
Governor Deneen discussed hla opposition
to the election ot Edward Shurtleff as
spesker of the Illinois legislature which
elected Senator Lorimer In 1909.
Mr. Deneen said ha favored the re-election
of Senator Hopkins after the pri
maries. In furthering this election, he said,'
hs urged the holding of a republican
caucus at Springfield, so that representa
tives sleeted from Fosa' districts might
vote for Foes In ths caucus and subse
quently follow the vote of the majority of
Meetlaa; With Lorimer.
Governor Deneen said ths first meeting
between himself and Lorimer took place on
January It. 1908, and was arranged by
Roy O. West, chairman o fthe republican
state committee, who asked if a visit from
Lorimer would be agreeable.
"A general discussion of political condi
tions" occurred, so Governor Deneen tes
tified. "We talked about getting accurate
knowledge of conditions in the general as
sembly.' "Along what lines?" asked Attorney
"Chiefly about myself."
Governor Deneen said that he had Just
been defeated In ths contest' over the
speakership and that the democratic candi
date for governor was contesting his uwn
"We talked about ths source of my
weakness In the legislature," he added,
and I wanted to know what position the
coalition of sixty democrats and the few
republicans that had selected Shurtleff
would take in regard to the governorship
taestloa by Kvaa.
"Do you mean to say that during the
five houra of conversation Mr. Lorimer did
not indicate whether he and hia followers
would support you In your contest T" asked
Senator Kern of Indiana.
"He did not," responded Governor De
neen. "I was anxious at that tims to see if
we could get immediate action so that If
I was going to bs thrown out 1 would be
thrown out at once."
"Did you consider that Lorimer would be
influenoed In the settlement of that con
test T" asked Senator Kenvon of Iowa
"Lorimer and Speaker Shurtleff."
"Did you think that after the people of
the staU had elected you It depended upen
what Lorimer and Bhurtleff said aa to
whather you could be governor r' continued
Governor Deneen in reply explained th
Influence the speaker would have in such
a contest, adding that hs believed that
Shurtleff would be controlled fay Iri.r...
Lsrwrls Basks Impleaded.
ST. LOUIS. ' Julv 11 u.. tv.ii i- ... -
United States district court mads an order
today Impounding the books and records
of several of K. O. Lewis' concerns, fohuw.
g the publisher's indictment on charges of
lsuae of the malls. Uadr iha t t..
books eaa be Inaoeoted oulv hv r.u...
lawyers and agents. The Lawis aa mmm
DIE IN FLAMES
Large Area in Porcupine District,
Ontario, is Devastated
MINES AND TIMBER BURN
Rumors of Enormous Property Loss
Are Flatly Denied.
REFUGEES TAKEN TO TORONTO
People Stand in Ice Cold Water for
H0LLIN0ER PROPERTY AN OASIS
Konr Haadred l'rraona. Besides Com.
pany'a Kniployra, Klork to Large
Clear "pare and Are
TORONTO, Ont.. July 13 Superintendent
Black of the Temlnkanlng & Northern On
tario railway ut North Bay states that the
fires In the Porcupine district are now
A. D. Miles, construction engineer for the
Great Dome mine, estimates the total loss
of life at 200.
It is stated by one of the ownera of the
best known of the Torcuplne mines that
the financial losses are grossly over
estimated. In his own case, for Instance,
the loaa had been placed at $109,000,
whereas he asserts 15,000 would' cover It,
A train from North Bay arrived here
today bringing twenty-two refugees from
Porcupine; mainly Toronto people.
McDonald Wardrop of Hamilton,
nephew of Lieutenant Governor Gibson,
was among them.
"The report has spread that t Was
killed," said he, "but I xaved myself by
taking to the water along with about 600
more. We were forced to stand in the
cold water for over three hours and be
came so numb with the cold that some
went under. About- ten square mllea of
forest were burned over. As far as I am
aware, the only ones who are gone are
prospectors and miners."
Many Saved at Ilolllnn-er Plant.
W. R. RIkks of Kansas City, another of
the party, said:
"A great number of people were saved
at the Holllnger property. That place waa
like an oasis In the desert. Quite a large
area had been clc-ared by the ownera and
they had water pumps, whloh were saved.
I am sure there were about 400 refugees
from all directions there, besides the Hol
All the party agreed that the estimate that
SOO lives had been lost was not Excessive
and that at leant 200 perished at Porcupine
The greatest catastrophe appears to have
occurred at South Porcupine, where 600
people sought refuge in the lake. Of theae
SOO persons,' many ot them with children in
their arms, lost their lives, according to a
private message received here from W.
A. Cartton of - HaileyVIe, av prospector,
who was in the lake when the fire was at
its height. Boats and canoes In which they
had put off from ths shores ware upset
Superintendent Weiss Dead.
West Dome representatives in Toronto
have received teleirrams giving the total
number of deaths at that property at
twenty-five, including - Robert A. Weiss,
superintendent of the mine; Mrs. Weiss and
Miss Weiss. The destitute survivors have
appealed for funds.
Their clothing saturated by smoke and
the faces blistered by flames, some of the ,
earliest refugees from the burned districts
are easily located among passengers who
arrived in Toronto from North Bay at
noon today. Among the arrivals were J.
A. Williams. A. I). Williams and L. P.
Abshler, all of Kanaaa City, and Thomas
Williams and wife of Denver, Colo.
' Reports Becoming Worse.
NORTH BAT, Ont, July IS. Reports
from the fire zone at Porcupine are hourly
growing worse and in addition to fifty
coffins previously shipped a carload of
caskets was sent in thla morning. It la
estimated the death roll will be hundreds,
while thousands of men are straggling into
the settlements severely burned and
wearied to the limit of human endurance.
Everyone brings reports of many dead
bodies lying along the trails and at the
end of small lakes, where the flames over
The wind was blowing with 'a velocity of
sixty miles and Porcupine lake waa lashed
Into a fury of mountainous waves, in the
tnre of which boatmen conveyed women
and children from South Porcupine to
Golden City. A cur of dynamite standing
on a rullway track exploded with a deafen
ing roar, but no one was injured from It
Many settlers from Taylor township lost
everything and hi- to fly for their lives
to Mathewsonto-.vi' which is now asking
for assistance '. care for the sufferers.
The women and - iiildren are coming from
Porcupine and other flreawept centers.
General Agent Lee of the government rail
way came out with 600 women and children
from Cochrane. The private car Calabogie
waa put on his train and used for hospital
The report that Elk Lake was wiped out
Is discredited and that town is said to be
all rlsrht. , .
Searching parties are being organized to
go Into the fire belt to aid those who are
unable to get out.
Death and Destruction.
veary, blackened and burned men are
limping into Coldt.t City every hour with
sad tales of death and destruction, but
the catastrophe la so vast that days will
pass before accurate nows will be available
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Round trip tickets to Laks
Quart bricks of DalzeU'a
All given away tree to those n hs
rind their names la ths vast ads.
Read ths want ads every daa
your asms will appear sometime,
may bs mors than ones.
No pusile to solve sor sakcrt
tlons to got just read the wa&t
Tan to ths vast ad rxs
Put est the November docket i
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