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Ceep the most corapleto stock of common, dimension nntl ilnlshcdlumber
Itifltlic city, and sell on the most favorable terms. Lath and Shingles,
pur stock is made at our own mills,
C. G, SCHRAMM,
he Willamette Hotel.
Reduced rates. Management liberal. Electric cars leave hoiel tor all public buildings
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Stable at South Commercial St. Bridge.
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and Trade StreetsJ!
of the best lumber in the state.
OF THE CITY
and express hauling.-! Teams found ar Red
L. P. RYAN &. CO.
&tabl baek of
State Insurance block
Terrible Dynamite Explosion
in South Africa,
OVER A HUNDRED KILLED,
'And Thousands of People Are
MANY BUILDINGS ARE RAZED
To the Ground Within a Radius
' of One Mile,
JoHANNERuuna, South African Re
public, Feb. 20. Details aro reaching
this city today of what is probably tho
most disastrous dynamlto explosion
on record In iny part of the world.
Thousands of people have been ren
dered homeless by the terrible
calamity. About one hundred are be
lieved to have been killed, two or
three hundred men, women and chil
dren are sovcrcly wounded, and many
others more or less injured. Vlcdcn
dorp, tho scene of the calamity, Is a
suburb of Johannesburg. In it are
huddled together members of the
poorer classes, whites, Malays, Kaf
firs and Chinamen, who subsist for
tho most part by doing odd Jobs about
the place, which is a railway trans
'Among the frclghtWHWstandlugl
on the shunt mines at Vledondorp
yesterday were eight trucks loaded
with dynamlto, hidden under canvas
coverings to protect it from the rain
nnd sun. As evening was approach
ing there wns an explosion near the
freight dcpot,60 awful in Its intensity
that the ground for miles around was
convulsed as if by an earthquake,
houses rocked and fell, and masses of
iron, earth, stouo, wood and human
remains were hurled skyward. The
windows of almost ovcry house In
Johannesburg were broken, people
were blown through tho air like
straws before a gust of wind. The
explosion had torn a hole two hundred
feet long and eight feet wide over the
spot where tho eight trucks of dyna
mite stood a few moments before.
The dyna mite that caused the catas
tropho filled eight trucks, which wero
being shunted. Tho explosion caused
nn immense hole 30 feet deep. Every
house within a radius of half a mile
of tho explosion was razed to tho
ground. Forty dead, nearly all of
them terribly mutilated, have nlready
been taken from the ruins, but tho
work of searching the debris has
scarcely begun. The populace baV6
turned out en masse to aid In rdsou
iigtha dead. Two hundred of the
most severely injured wero admitted
to tho hospital, where several died.
It Is believed only a few white per
sons were killed.
Waller is Pardoned.
Washington, Feb. 20. Secretary
Olney this morning received tho fol
"Paris, Feb. 20. The president
signed this morning Waller's pardon.
Orders are being issued for his release.
Wedding in High Life.
London, Feb. 20. The Leeds Mer
cury says today that the engagement
of Waldorf Astor and Lady Itandolph
Churchill, formerly Miss Jennl
Jerome, of New York, will shortly be
Ten 'Men Reported Lost.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 20. A report
Is current that ten or twelve men
were lost on, the Ice outside the har
bor during last night's stoma. '
TWO AWFUL CALAMITIES,
Forty-Four Bodies Taken-Jfrom tho
iFire Debris, j
Work Prwesslne at the Newcastle
.Lisbon, Feb. 20. At a masked ball.
given by the Artists' CltiW ofSnn
tarcin, llro broke out 'Shoruy before
midnight nnd spread with great rapid
ity. A tcrrlblo panic' fmlowed tho
llrst alarm; and nil present rushed fgr
tho exits, which were soon Jammed
with torrlScd people. Despairing of
escaping by 'any other ttiqanfi. men,
women nnd th'ttfi lum&l frt.ni the
windows, seriously Injuring them-
solves. Friends of the revilers rushed
Into tho burning bulidln'7, Inter, to
nld in the work of rcsciwi, and many
of them wero caught by tSe itamcs be
forc;they could mako tliSIr way out
again. Tims far -14 bodlfs have been
All of tho bodies of victims thus far
recovered, except one, are tho$ of
women and girls. r
Denvku, Colo., Fob. 20f-A special
to tho Times from NcwcAstle, Colo.,
says: Wlicd'the worlc of'' rcscuo was
temporarily stopped fori tho purpose
of flooding the stopc aritl chambers of
the mine with air, tho Vulcan mln
had yielded up four of if dead. ITow
many more bodies remain within Is
still a matter of coriJccMirc, but the
most reliable cstlmutcis, 47.
Tho list of killed, as corrected, Is ns
.1 umes Harrison, John Funkc, Emil
Funk, Charles Merchant, Thomas
Addison, Louis Glnattl,Frcd Ilodemsk,
Tctcr Peterson, Daniel, Morris, James
Gabrlel.Frank Busna.Fnuik Citucnsic,
ferisrGrujrger, llaptlsto Chowchetta,
August Matcvo, John Scnlffe, Alex
rhlllpRodl, Timothy-Carney, David
Davis,Davld J.Evnns, Anton Mnrtino,
Peter Becker, Fred Slgmund, Anton
Patrlco, John PastorIa,NIcliolas Itoss,
John Lumbard, Abel Doro, Jr., Joseph
Dore, William Dore, John Coughlnn,
William Webb, Angelo Pctrle, Samp
son Jones, Ed Wolch, Thomas Larrl
gan, Dominic Mattlno, Frank Mc
Gourty, Lobert Cottrcll, Alex Reno,
Frank Slmonlo, Robert Stolgcr, John
Jenkins, Domlnlo Ozello, Joseph
Otlno, James Fergco, Domlnlo Posset
tlo, Peter Taplb, Anton TapcrIo,Wm.
Haggerty, Andrew Rolando, Peter
TOLD UY AN KYE-WITMEBS.
Denver, Feb. 20. W. n. Medarls,
a youngmlner who arrived In Denver
from Newcastle, was nn oyo witness
of tho terrible explosion. Ho was
expected to go to work in tho mine
for one of tho Dore boys, three of
whom were killed, but at tho Inst
moment his plans wero changed.
Mr. Medarls says the explosion was
caused in the same manner tfsatthe
same mine eight or nine years ago.
Gas combined with coal dust forms an
excellent medium for an explosion,
especially when there Is a "blow-out"
shot behind it. In this case, ho says,
the shot was probably not well
tamped. The tamper -blew out and
the flames set off tho gas and dust.
Great precautions wero taken in the
mine to avoid an explosion. The men
were all required 16 carry safety
lamps, and not allowed to have any
tobacco or matches. The Italians,
however, were careless, Medarls says,
and violated tho measures imposed
upon them for their own protection
whenever they had a chance.
The explosion shook tho town, a
mile and a half from tho mi no. People
rushed from their houses and saw
that the mountain appeared to bo a
mass of smoke and dust,
New Castle. Col.. Feb. 20. The
laresenca of nolsonoua cascM In Din
Vulcan mine has retarded the recov
ery of the bodies of the victims of the
terrible explosion Tuesday. So far
eight bodies have been recovered.
Breaks and Fitzgerald Hung
a Second Time,
FITZ AND MAHER FLEE
From tho Texas Rangers for Moxl
St. Louis, Feb. LM). Jas. Fitzgerald
was hanged this morning for the
murder of his sweetheart, Annlo
Kcssens. The ropo broke, and tho
victim lay struggling on the ground
beneath tho gallows. Tho doctors
found Fitzgerald still conscious.
Stimulants were given him, and ho
revived. A now ropo was sent for, nnd
thu sick nnd trembling, but nervy
victim wns again tnken to thescaffold.
This timolhcro wns-uo hitch.
KlUsimmorm and Maher.
Kl Paso, Feb. 20. Maher left Las
Cruccs this mornlng-ln a buggy with
John Qulnn nnd Peter Lowrey, in
tending to drive across the country
somo distance nnd to catch a train.
Tho object Is to dodgo tho rangers.
Should Maher bo caught bv tho rang
ers tho chances nro that lid will bo
arrested and placed under heavy
bonds not to light on Texas soil.
Fltzsltmnons, Julian, Stcnsel and
Jack MacCoy left Junroz at noon to
day, nnd report for orders to Dan
Stunrt in El Paso. Tho light is prac
tically certain to be on tho Mexican
side of the Rio Grande, fifty to ono
hundred miles from El Puso.
Aid for Cuba.
Philadelphia, Fob. 20. Colncl
dent wltthe arrival I if this country
of Dr. Costcllo, sccretnry ortho'treas
ury of Cuba, the sending of nld to tho
Insurgents litis been progressing moro
rapidly than over.
There sailed yestordny tho Norweg
ian steamer Osterl.wlth an expedition
of SO men nnd u quantity of arms nnd
ammunition. Tho vessel had been
purchnscd outright by tho Cubaus,aud
will bo used by them for f uturo work.
She can easily iimko 12 knots nn hour,
and, It Is claimed, can show her heels
to most of tho warships Spain now
lias p trolling tho Isladd.
Tho expedition Is In command of
Captain Edurado Arduo, who served
through tho Ten Years' war. With
him nro a number of tho sons of
wealthy Cubans residing In the
United States. It Is anticipated that
the vessel will reach tho north
coast of Cuba, at u point near tho
Hnvanun coast, next Sunday, wero It
will bo mot by a detnehment from
Gomez's army and safo
given to tho interior of
Severe Cold in Chicago.
Chioaoo, Feb. 20. Chicago Is ox
pcrlnclfig tho coldest weather of tho
season. Since yesterday morning tho
thermometer has not risen nbovczcro,
and with u bitter north wind blow
ing, much suffering has ensued.
Michael Hughes was frozen to death
on his way to work, and John Bradley
was overcome by cold, and fell Into
tho river. Scores of peoplo compelled
to remain out of doors have been
frostbitten. Tho cold simp Is gen
eral over tho northwest.
Strike In Chicago.
Chioaoo. Following tho notion of
tho meeting of tho clothing cutters
and trimmers associated last night,
four or-Hvo hundred cutters quit work
today. The strike will bo long and
bitterly contested nnd tenor fifteen
thousand people nro likely to bo
thrown out of work.
Refused a Pardon.
Wabhinoton, Feb., 20. Tho pres
ident has refused a pardon In the caw
of F. M. O. Hnlston, sentenced In Ore
gon to ten years of hard labor, for tho
forgery of pension vouchors.
MiLrrAitY Mattehs. Adjutant
General Tuttlo is In tho city und held
a consultation with Major Percy Wil
lis of tho O. N. G. It Is tho wish of
General Tuttlo that the Salem com
panles be made stronger and a plan
for securing entlstmcnts Is being con
sidered. Tho capital city of tho
stati) should have tho crack military
organizations of tho interior of tho
WANT PRIMARY CONTROL,
The Salem Statesman Demands That the
Simon Method Be Applied.
There is no law governing tho hold
ing of primaries at a general election
Tho Salem Statesman wants the
city primary election law applied to
tho primaries at the coming general
Tho peoplo of Marion county, and
especially tho Republicans, should
understand that tho first political
battlo to bo fought In Oregon will bo
nt tho Republican primaries. Tho
peoplo should bo on their guard.
Tho Salem Statesman, under Demo
cratic direction, Is seeking to have
tho lnw enacted in 1891, to regulate
tho holding of primary elections In
cities of 2,500 or over, applied to tho
Republican primaries nil over tho
stato nt tho primaries for tho coming
general election. Why docs it seek
this now depnrturo?
It has never been dono heretofore.
Why Is this demanded now by tho
Stntcsman ? Tho law forclty primar
ies was drawn up by Jo. Simon toglvo
him moro power in city elections at
Portland. It Is n law malpulntcd by
a fow booses, and takes away nearly
all control by tho people over their
Tho Republicans of Marlon county
do not want this machlno entirely
controlled by a fow city politicians.
If It wero contlned only to tho Salem
precincts It would glvo them control
of four or llvo precincts that extend
ttvo or six miles In tho country.
Tho Republicans nro going to hold
their primaries In the old way. The
Rcpnbllcnn party wants no ring rulo
In Murlon county or elsewhere. The
control of tho Republican party In
this county should not bo given over
to n few strikers for tho Portland,
gang. Let tho Republicans keep con
trol of their own atlnlrs In ovcry pre
cinct und not huvo the control of their
primaries taken out of their hands by
any set of men. Republicans should
not glvo tho control of their party
alTalrn any further than they have.
Tho Marlon county Republican cen
tral coinmlttco wo bcllovo will not be
caught with any clialt of this kind.
Tho men from tho country nro capable
of conducting tholr primaries without
any dictation from tho political puri
fiers and reformers who edit the
Statesman. The Jouiinal Is ii Re
publican paper for tho peoplo and be
llovcs In keeping political power In
tho hands of the people and kcoplng It
out of tho hands of ring politicians.
Let tho editor of tho StatoHiunu
dovoto hlmsolf to conducting tho state
fair, of which he Is principal manager,
less us a gambling concern and moro
In the interest of the Intcustll cd agri
culture he talks so much about, and
not set up usmitnugor of Republicans.
In general ho would command moro
Tlicro Is no trouble about holding
tho Republican primaries. Tho Re
publicans of each precinct should put
up their best and strongest men Iti
tho party, fairly representative of en
tire precinct and elect thorn. Tho
Salem Statesman's demand to have
tho city primary law appealed
at tho gcnqrul election Is signifi
cant .but highly ridiculous.
It Is tho Inst gauh of a costly and un
satisfactory oltlcal machlno that
has outlived Its usefulness und should
not be. given a new lease of llfo by
giving It any control of tho primaries.
Rheumatism Runs Riot.
When there it Uctlc acid In the blooi
Liniment and lotion will be of no permn.eni
lxntfit A cure can be accomplished only by
neutralizing this actd and for tlui purpose
Hood's Sarsaparilla is the best medicine he
causa Ilood.t Sarsaparilla Is the only true
bioou punner prominently in tne public eye
liood't rill Dccome me uvorito cathartic
with every one who tries thrni.
25 cents t
Higbeit Of all in Lcavenlag Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Xepett
TARIFF ANO FINANCE,
Speech of Case Broderlck,
COIN REDEMPTION FUND
In tho House of Representatives.
Fobruary 7, 1896,
Tho house being in committee Of
tho whole, tlnd having under consider
atlon tho bill to ninlnWIn and protect
tho coin redemption fund, and to
authorize tho Issue of certificates or
Indebtedness to meet temporary de
ficiencies of revenue Mr. Broderiek
Mr. Chairman: A few years ago we
wero told that tho high protective
tariff was the ono gyxat menace to
prosperity nnd that it Miust be com
anted and put down. In 1800 tho
cnmpltlgn of education was waged for
tnrlff roform. No ono know Just what
this meant, but It wns talked of and
written of until ovcryono was per
fectly famlllnr with tho declaration.
It becamo a household expression and
ovcry mnn was expected to Inform
Himself on this question. From early
In 1800 until after tho election In 1802
tho dally malls wero burdened with
tnrllT-roform literature Inculcating
tho doctrine that tho tariff was a tax
and that taxation was nn evil. This
declaration had tho semblance of
philosophy, but was In rsctv mislead
ing. Taxation Is burdensome but It
Is a public necessity, tnud when pro
perly adjusted and applied to public
objects mid uses It Is in no sense an
evil. Rut In 1892 the people decided
In favor of reforming tho tariff, and
for nearly two years business was
threatened nnd prostrated while tho
alleged reformation wns being accomp
lished. Up to tho timo of tho passage
of tho Wilson-Gorman bill wo had
theory nnd prophecy to guide us, but
sluco Mint tltuo wc hnvo hnd the
practical results of n low tariff. Tho
ijrcafc body of tho people has not pros
pored. lluslnes1?, except In n fow llnef,
has been nnd Is everywhere stagnant.
Laborers haVo nob remunerative em
ployment. Capital has avoided enter
prise of ovcry kind and has gravitated
to tho commercial centers. The prices
fit products of tho soil do not now ex
ceed tho cost of production. Money
seeks Investment only In Btocks and
Whllo tho new tariff law Is respon
sible for many of these misfortunes, I
can not liellovo It Is tho cause of nil
our trouble. From tho time of tho
enactment of tho silver legislation of
1878 we woro gradually Increasing tho
currency by tho purchase and colnago
of stiver bullion and tho Issuing of
treasury notes. Rut In 1803 tho east
ern bunking associations and homo of
tho commercial bodies organized for
the purposo of overthrowing that
policy and placing the country on
a gold standard. Tho special session
of congress called for tho purposo of
repealing tho purchasing cluuse of tho
Sherman law, and which effected this
result, provided no way for increasing
the currency to meet tho demnnds of
nu Increased business. This may have
been on tho theory that business
would not Increase during the lima of
tho present administration und that
no incrcuso of circulation would bo
required, Tiie repeal of tho silver
legislation was urged on the ground of
pttbllo necessity, but It has proved
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