JOTJRMA CBOO OOTJK riUNEVILLE, OREGON, TIIUltSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 19U1. VOL. V. NO. 14. MITCHELL MONITOR VOL. VII. NO. 20. OCIII? ITIflS- PRINEVILLE I-OIWE, rO. M, A. P. A A. It. Meets in M aaonie Temole on Saturda be low full moon of eaca month. T. M. BaXDWIX, W. M. J. N. WtlijABOOX, Secretary. Meet K-orirt and fourth Thursday ot MCb saonta. in Masonic temple. Ms- T. M. JULrs-l.N, W. M. David P. AtkAlrsox, Sec 1 1 la Odd Fellowa' hall every Saturday even ing. J. a. ur, i. Casta Corks, Secretary. ICJCA LODGE, K0. 6A, K. of P. Meets in j Odd Felloaa' hall every Wednralay even Int. All brothers in good standing invited to attend. C. W. tLKINS, C. C U. istCRBL, K. of B. and 8. Vf tn Odd KUos' hall on the second aud fonrtb Mondays ol each month. w. Dunn, M. w. C Cohks, Re-sorder. SrSBKAM l OPflS. SO. (, D. of H. Meets at Odd Fellows' hall every Tiidav even ing, mrh. W a. Pbvpkb, Chief of Honor. MM. R. P. BklkkaF, Kec Hotel Prineville Has established its reputation as the MOST COMMODIOUS, CONVENIENT anc WELL-KEPT HOTEL in Crook County. Headquarters for Stockmen Prices Reasonable Terminus of All Stajre Lines. The ftegiilator Line HEWS OF THE WEEK From All Parts cf the New World and the Old. OUR LAWMAKERS. OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERi Comprehensive Review of the Important fa. pcnins of the Past Week In a Condensed Form. The senate p issed the war tnx bill. Tbe Hoera have cut the Netherlands PRTSEVII.LS CAMP, NO. 216, WOOPMES of World. Meets at odd Fellows' hall on the first and third Thursday eveniucs of each snonui. M. A. Bat-t, Consul Commander. 3. lir-ScCrixoce), Clerk.- ll'KIPER GROVE. SO. W. WOODMEM CIR H Si cie. Meeba at fellows' nan every r n ay evening. ; HniS. I BiLKMr. Worthy viuanlian. Mrsa MiKKtt Caooxs, Clerk. H. P. ELL KNAP Physician .nd Sargeoa Office in the rear of Belknap A Moore's Drugstore. - Prlaetin Oraf ok. 0. HXDE, H. D. Ftjslc!u aid Simeon. Phone So. 8. Residence, in Kew sonie's Addition. FklMTII.I.S H.' Ri SENBERG, M. D. PHTSICUI 11D SB2GE0I. Call anesrered promptly, day or night. Office vti h lr. V. UewneT." Reei-deac-w. Rrdby Hotel. rKIKITILtl OREGns A C PaLM R - Ittomty-tt-Lii isi I o tar j Public All busin-ea promptly and carefully st teratied to. Collections a Specialty. 1 riavtll - - Ors. i.j.. E. BRISK THE DALLES. PORTLAND & ASTORIA NAVIGATION CO. tnREGT-ATOR an "DAtXFS CITY" daily between Tha Dallet and Portland. Pttvam-nger and t-reigbt Service. PASSENGER SERVICE : W offer unmi9s4 ln.1nre.nent to pnssrn(rr, and rerctfully Mltrlt their nat ronjx. Our peciKllie r iiiriri, itulrk Tim ttiit liminir. Our Bicamrrr have been put iu U.oru(u retur, nd taxciUue auaU lor U cowiort au4 -um oi IMtrous, PLEASURE : Too wort curt not be aatd la fttTor of this line a a pleanrvronte. It t altnat enonrt lo that "ll is down the Oolumbia. The cooling or-, the tra.nl eoeuerr. tik (retuon trotm smoke aad dual. ooaUim U maJt,e it mmi enjofaaie irtp. ley iu FREIGHT; W are at aH times prepared to handle carefnlW treljrhl of all kinds, with yron,it m. e hT a cotnmxlioua arrhue, where shipments ran be taken oaie ol un til called (or. Wool sud wheal ah ipiuenta aapoctaiay soUOated. RATES : Onr ratM will alwars be found as low as the laweat. sad alwar low aa la njible to mat them. Oar aim ts lo endtvr to keep in line wi ih our former iol', and n ae it iu .act aa well aa name, M ti RK(.L1.ATXR LINK." Write (or ra: and lliutraied (oiter. Pnrvha roar Uckeu and tkhip your fraifht via the Htviit LjtTuR Ll N Ik. 1,'orcwi.pondence aoiiuiiel. V. C. ALL A WAY, General Agent, The Dalles, Or. General Commission and Forwarding Merchant Z. F. MOODY S.ill in Business at the Old and Weli-Known Stand Lir? iri g R . R. Depot Doings of Importance at the State Capital- Bills Passed. TO PR1S0I1 FOR Lift Two ittonej ud Counsellor it Lit rrllll. Or. an. The Dalle., Or. J. W. H0PKI5S ltloniej-ai-Lti. rslscriLLi c palmer CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED railway. Quteu Wilhplmiiia nnd Duke Henry were man ied. Thirl; thtmsand men will be sent to reiuli'Tie Kitchener. Two leading Mauila tnerchants were arrented fur atlitig ineureuts. The eovernment ha taktn steps to pei feet title to islets north of Luzon. The foreign envoys deinan l the dentb penalty be ImposeJ on 12 Chinese otli uials The sale of the CHrnegis, Company to the Morgan syndicate ia aa accom plished faot. The president has sent to the senate the noiniiiatii'D of Ira J. Miles, to be postmaster at bedro-Wolley, Wash. Nichlas Michaels, a saloonker per, 'and bis wile, were brutitlly beateu by : i tbogs, iu Chicago, aud rollJ of $2,300. ' ! In a freight train collison near Kip- lev. Tenn., the eugitieer and a tramp: were killed. The Illinois Central's loss is J160.0O0. j Arbitration committee reached an agreement which will mean the eud of tbe buidliug trades strike that has ex isted in Chicago for over a year. ; Marcel L. Silverniau, a jewelnr, who was soot through the ina 1 in New York, ilied. The police are investigat ing suicide and mur-ler theories. j A serious election riot has oconred at Massar Yasserueliy, lluujaiy. Largo crowds of people threaten j the iren ( rtitruieH, and toe latter tired, killing three and wounding 3 I pereous.' j Lnrenso Priori, w bo uiurdereil Vin ceuio (iarjsn, in New York City, De cemlier II, 1S9S. was put to death in tbe elactrio cbuir at Sim: Siug. It re quired two shocks to kill him. I The saloonkeepers of Wichita. Kan., are expecting another raid. Several women have bought hatchets to use in demolishing the jotuta." ' Thirty guards with deputy sheriff coin ui la fii.ns have een appointed. But glare bnnud and gagged the post mistress at Koagford. a suburb tf To ledo, O., and rihhed the office of $150 in stamps and S5 in coin. Lightl matches were applied to her feet, and she was strock over tbe bead and bra tally kicked iu tbe side. Emperor William bas returned borne. t . Mrs. Nation wrecked another Topeka saloon. Milea is promoted to be lieutenoaot- general. Preparations continue at Tbe Hague for tbe royal wedding;. Aid for Orphanages. The bouse committee on corpora tions Wednesday rendered a favorable report on the bill by Holcomb provid ing state aid for all orphan asylums of not to exceed $10 per annum per in mate. Bills Passed. The house Wednesday passed hills as follows: By Mulkey. to give old bor rowers of school funds the benefit of same rate of interest as given to new borrowers; by Smith, of Yamhill, to amend the charter of Sheridan; by Masters, to 1 educe fees of wituesses and jnrors in Douglas, Jackson and Josephine counties; by Porter, to re duce tne salary of Clackamas roonty judge from $1,203 to $730, beginning in 1903. The senate Wednesday passed tbe followiftr bills: Senate bill No. 77. re auirinir that sentence of death be exe cuted at the penitentiary, by the super I inteudent or a warden; senate bill No. 83. relating to the proof of writings; senate Dill No. 86. to create the ottlce of state bacteriologist, without pay senate bill No. 85, relating to title of floating logs: senate bill No. 103, to authorize district and county high schools; senate bill No. 115, a substi tute for tbe original, to fix tbe fees to i be paid oonnty clerks; senate bill No. I 18S, to amend the charter of Vernonia, , Columbia county; senate bill No. 193. . to incorporate Grass Valley; senate : bill No. 109, to amend tbe scalp boun Sentence Was Pasesd on E. Youtsey. Henry FOR AIDING IN THE GOEBEL MURDER Prisoner Protested His Innocence, Declaim His Conviction Was Accomplished by Subornation of Perjury. ty law. Passed by Both Houses. Bills passed by both bouses are as follow!:: senate bill 12, providing for sale of school lands; senate bill 119, amending charter of Sheridan; senate bill 17. tiling fees of witnesses in Douglas, Jarkson and Josephine coun ties in criminal actions; senate bill 95, fixing salary of judge of Clackamas county. Signed by the Governor. Tbe governor Wednesday signed tbe following bills: House bill 257, re linquishing ground to United States for postoflice at Salem; bouse bill 137, amending Myrtle Point charter; bouse bill 130, amending Med ford charter; house bill 3. amending Albanv bridge act; bouse bill 4, appropriating $15. 000 for Oregon Agricultural College; boue bill 25. approprating 947.000 to Oregon State University; senate bill 103, ameuding Sumpter charter; sen ate nill 104, removing incline at Cas cade locks. Georgetown, Ky., Feb. 7. Henry E. Youtsey was sentenced by Judge Cantrill this afternoon, and tomorrow will be' taken to Frankfort to enter upon bis term of lifn imprisonment. Youtsey was pale and weak when be stood up to teceive the sentence of tbe court. His wife sat near by and heard tbe sentence of the law consigning hor husband to the penitentiary for lifn, but bore up under the ordeal bravely. Briefly, Judge Cantrill outlined tbe progress of the case from tbe time of tbe indictment until the returning ot tbe verdict. "Now," continued tbe judge, "have yon any reason to give wby sentence should not be pronounced upon yon Youtsey shifted bis position slightly and cleared bis throat. One hand clutched tbe lapel of bis coat aud tbe other rested on the table. Tbe court room was perfectly quint. In a low but audible tone Youtsey spoke these words: "I bave nothing to say, except that I am innocent, and that tny conviction was accomplished only by base and in famous subornation of perjury Tben be quietly sat down. For a moment no one spoke. That was a subiect wbicb you should bave addressed to the jury which convicted you." answeied tbe judge. "It is tbe judgment of this court that you be removed by the sheriff of Scott county to the state pen itentiary at Frankfort, and there be confined at hard labor for tbe period of your natural life. Tbe cae of Barbour Weaver, accused of perjury in the Powers case, was called for trial in tbe circuit court this morning, but, owing to tbe ab sence of more than bait of tbe witnesses for tbe defense, was passed until tbe afternoon to give attorneys an oppor tunity to prepare an affidavit of what tbe absent witnesses will testify to. AIDED THE REBELS. Prominent Manila Merchants Arrested An American and Spaniard. Manila, Feb. 8. Theodore Carranzn, prominent and wealthy Spanish mer chant, and hemp and cocoannr. hnyer, aa arrested this afternoon, charged with furnishing supplies to aid tbe insurgents. Carranza is a partner of D. M. Carmen, an American contractor and owner of boats, who bas considera ble transportation contracts with the government. Tbe provost marshal and secret ser vice oflicials bave been watching a number of merchants and transporta tion men for some time past. The police officials bad a long interview with Carranza and at the close of tbe intetview the latter was placed in con finement in the Anda street police sta tion. Carman was arrested tonight, and after considerable qnestioning was sent to the same station. The men are charged Jwith conduct ing tbe business of buying copra (tbe dried kernel ot tbe cocoanut, broken up for export), from insurgent presidentes at Pagtanjan, on tbe eastern extremity of Laguna de Bay, and also with pay ing assessments to the insurgent cause. Tbe evidence adduced tonight was to tbe effect that tbe prisoners bave supplies ot the striped clothing nsed for insurgent nni forms. Both insurg ent presidentes who claim to bave dealt with Cairanza and Carman are now imprisoned in Manila. One of them. Fabella. fears hanging, because be was captured as an insurgent aftei having sworn allegiance to the United States. He made strong statements intending to implicate Carman and Carranza, and confirming the statements of Beich, who became presidente of Paf-sanjan after Fahella's arrest. The police have letters and verbal ttatements from Carman, who sought Fabella's release asserting that be wai a patri otic American subject. Aocording to papers found, both presidentes are culpable insurgents. Carranza and Carman admit dealing with tbe insurg ents, but deny contributing to their cause or furnishing them with supplies Carman is one of the best known Americans in Manila. He bas a mo nopoly of carrying goods going through the customs bouse ashore, from tbe ships, and bas made a greiit deal of money. He possessed tbe confidence of General Otis. Other Manila mer chants are being investigated. FATAL Mill 1EQ Of a Fast Mail Train on the Erie Road. THERE WERE FIVE PASSENGERS KILLED Amont; the Victims Were a Party of Soldiers en the Way to the Philippines Hardly a Passenger Escaped Injury. Greenville, Pa., Feb. 9. Train No. 5, the New York -Chicago limited on tbe Erie railroad, was wrecked tbis morning within tbe town limits. Five passengers were dead when taken from the wreck, several are missing and there are many badly injured. Hardly a passenger escaped without injury. Tbe ill-fated train was com posed entirely of vestibuled Pullmans, three sleepers, a day coach, combina tion smoker and baggage and mail car. and was drawn by one of tbe Atlantio type of engines. It was in the smok ing compartment that death laid a rutnless band, for not one of the 16 oo enpanta escaped death or injury. A party of soldiers, nine ia nnraber, on tbeir way from Fort Porter, N. Y., to Fort Crook, Neb., in charge of Sergeant-Major Harry A. Hart, of New York, occupied a part of tbe smoker. Of the number three were killed and two seriously injured. They were un der orders for the Philippines and would have sailed in a short time. IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. U. S. Commissioner. Lavnd Filings and Final Proofs Gives Special Attention. or tcann. ED. N. WHITE dzalib rat Wines, Liquors.. Cigars Main Street PRINEVILLE ORLGON Cary House Bar HENDERSON & PQLLARD Prompt attention wili be paid to tht e who favor me with tbeir patronage, Prineville & yarai;Spring5,;...,..4 ,v . J. E. CAMPBELL, Proprietor. Fine . wines. lips mill Jps PRINEVILLE, OREQON. T V ' ' ' J. -- J. 0 GYRUS' W BBtitflr av I a m9' T Tonsorial Parlors MOORE BLOCK Leaves Prineville at 6 a. m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, connecting at Warm Springs with stage for The Dalies and wav points. . T Leaves Warm Springs at 6 a m. on Monday, Wednesday ;ind Friday, connecting at Prineville with stages to Burns, Lakeview, and other points. Through to The DIles n JOAYTI M E. Fare. $7.50. Rourd trip, $13.50. Gogd accommodations at all stations, and comfortables-vehicles. , .Particular attention given to freight and,,express. Rate, from The Dalles to Prineville, 2 cents per pound. , Stage offices at Templeton & Son's, Prinille, and Umatilla HK?y. Thealles. are still being German expeditions sent out from 1'ekin. Tbe transport Mcl'berson is ashore near Matanxas. and will be a total loa. C lone! Albert Hartluff, assistant surgeon-general, U. S. A., bas been re tired. Tbe Chinese and foreign envoys met at I'ekin to discuss tbe question of penalties. to life tra in the Goe- rBItXTILLl OKEOOI DEPUTY STOCK INSPECTORS Ilotice is hereby given that I have appointed tbe following named persons-' 1ejraty Stoxk Inepictors: J. I'. Cart right Hay Creek- Krneat Sherar. . m Cross Keys Harry Webb Ai-hwood K. fjparks Meter, A. Morrow Havstack . M. Smith....' : .. Paulina RceoeKnox fost T. C. Swain . . B ar Creek J.H. Bogne...... T...KoUind AkiX M Intosn 0 ... Hardin JOB H INKLE. Stock Inspector of Crook County. leaves Slfcniko at P. M. Ueaves Prineville at 6 P. M. ev Tea cannot sell your toods Ccless too advertise tbem ' ! THE JOURNAL Is tbe best medium la Crook Connty.g The Prineville & Shaniko " GEO. M. COllNETT, nager. Youtsey was aentenre-1 prisonment for edappliciCy bel mender. . , jLa Athena, VkJl eleerrio conrpany mat build a plant wbicb will supply power to feux towns. " The Utah legiafatuxe passed a resoht tion favoring tbe ele tion of United Statee senators by direct vote. Blackford, a small town in northern Kentucky, on tbe Illinois Central rail road, bas been wiped out by tire. Northern Pai-tflo freight train in Cascade mouutains ran away, killing one man and injming several otuers. Patents for 1,699 acres of timber land in Clatsop couutv, Cr., bave been filed for record. Tbe propeity bas all been purchased by an Astoria xmipauy. Rear-Admiral F. Rogers his been detached from, duty as presitjeut of the board of inspection ami suivey. lie is to take command of one ol the two divisioiia of the' Asiatic squadron. John Hathaway, a resident of North Yakima, Wash., mysteriously disap peared from his home last week, lie left saving that be was going fishing,, k3nd soming bas beent heard of hint BinrSr. elates haf purcftwsed. from Andrew Carnegie a dbntrolfing, aiutetext Itf the Carnegie CoiupaftT. While the pur-. chate price is unknown, it in thought toabe not less than $H5.000,000. The Vote. The vote Wednesday stood: It. W. Corhett, 30; George W. McBride. 91; William Smith. Democrat. 26: Binger Hermann, 7; C. W. rulton, 9; F. A. Moore, I; S. A. Lowell. 1; not voting, 1. Bills Passed. Tbe bills passing tne senate Tuesday were as follows: By Fulton, fixing the rate of interest at 6 per cent. By Stelwer, relating to tbe time of holding court in tbe Seventh judicial district. By Smith, of Multnomah, regulating tbe practice of dentistry. By Dalv, relating to selections and sale of swamp and overflowed lands. Senate bill No. 176, by Webrung. to amend tbe charter of Cornelius. Senate bill. No 177. by Johnston to iucorpoiate Wasco. House bill No. 220, to amend charter of Stayton. Senate bill No. 68. by Brownell, for holding a constitutional convention Senate bill No. 63, by Mulkey, to amend the barbers' commission bill Senate bill No. 7Q. by Sweek, to ameud the Wade bill as to taxation. Senate bill No. 161. by Johnston, to incorporate Hood Kiver. ' ' , & Pan-American Exposition. Oregon' Pan-American commission era met with the ways and means com mittee Tuesday morning for the pur pose of pressing tbe appropriation of $:0,000 asked for the Oregon exhibit. But two members of the ways and means committee appeared to be in favor of a smaller appropriation, be lieving tbat $20,. 100 would be sntticient As the importance of a creditable Ore gon exhibit at Munalo. however, is generally recognized, there is every reason to believe that the full amount a-ked for will be scheduled in theon era i appropriation utn. Great Northers Seems to Be Proceeding oa Extensive Plans. Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 7. Options on 500,000 worth of property in tbe east end of ancouver have just been secured by the Great Northern rail way. The property is a water front on False creek, a bianrb of Knglisb bay. The company intends building a cana1 from deep water on tbe main harbor aide of tbe city to tbe site tbat baa been secured. Two weeks ago tbe Great Northern acquired tbe charter of tbe Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern railway, whose projected lice ia 300 miles in length. from tbe Kootenai mining cities to Vancouver. Tbe plan is for tbe east ern end of tbe line to connect with the Great Northern system running out of Spokane, which will give a separate outlet at the cast, besides Seattle. To cross the Fraser river at Westminster is another featare of the project, and trom there to Vancouver. 12 miles, a road will lie built. TRANSPORT WRECKED. FIRE AT BAKU. MOUNTAIN TOP BLOWN OFF McPhersoa Ran On a Reef Near Matanzas There Is No Hope of Saving Her. Havana, Feb. 7. Tbe United States transport McPherson ran about hal her length on a reef eight miles west ot Matanzas in a fog this morning, while on ber way. from New York to Mantanzaa. All the pasergers were transfsared in tbe ship's boats, and the freight was unloaded. A heavy westerlv wind swung the McPherson broadside to the shore this afternoon. She pounded a lare hole amidsnips. her engines shifted and tbe shaft has sprung. There is no hope of saving her, as she will sink if pulled off. She ia rolling in the heavy seas and ia pounding badly, and will go to pieces if tbe wind increases. County Seat Fight. Vauderliilt has i fcis fiani-e, Elsie tFrpuoh.'xs' Meeting1 of Boer Sympathizers. Frankfurt, Feo. 7. At a meeting of the Boer sympathizers here today, at tended by some 6,000 people, a resoln While the repffrts that will be made Britain to stop the wariu South Africa use aymmlttee on connugs on christian Dewet, a nephew of tbe Boer commander, was present, and was car ried around tbe ball on the shoulders of the1 promoters ot tbe meeting. eyry day. and arrives In Prineville at 8 AvjW" cry day, ana arrives in snanmo in i nonrs. at Carries the U. 8. mail, passengers and express. : Connects at Prinevil'e withstages for Eastern ami Southern Oretrou, Nortbern I'aliiornia and interior points. -AlSo,njakeB connection at bbaniko with trains In Portland and all Eaa ern points. w u. - . - Gorjll aerommodations along the road. We have recently pnVon new thorough-J t ai.e oacnes, ami now nave tue Bijinpscu auige uiw in eastern regua. tor be accommodation of tbe traveling public. 4 a. p f 'AJ1 persona wishing passage mnst way-bill at offices! before taking passage; otli.'-ra will not be re eived Express must be way-biileal at tbeomces, or Stage Company will not be responsible. - '. The Company will take no risk on money transmitted. ' Particnlar attention given to delivering express matter at Prineville and all Southern points in Oregon, and advance charges will be paid by the company. STAGE OFFICE. At Adamson & Winnek Co., In Prinvllle. 1Alfred TOO. Q00 to UaK marriage portion. r ' ' A Montreal paper warns Fgnlatid to cease iueultiug. Frent-h-CauadiaUb, declaring the British goveinmeut holds Canada through the people of Quebec orovinoe. ' ' , r-4 Abraham Oppenheimer, a fhiladelr 'phia citizen of 80 years, astonisheifatl) observers by doing some wondttrfnily fancy skating on the' asMid in Fremont - Mrs. John C. Heenab, widow of the once famous pngilHt, is still acting on the stage, -being knows as MiastSaraa Stevens, which sas her maiden'nam A syndicato controls every 'theater in Broadway, New York.': William Winter, the veteran dramatic critic, protests against placing arfron a com mercinl basis. OffioiaL statistics of the foreign trade of the port of New York, tor tbe cal endar year of 1900 sho ..an increase in tbe aggregate movement of mer chandise to the extent ol oVer $67,-000,000. byh the Mffnienr county seat fight " are known,, it is by no means certain that these reports will settle the contest The majotity report, signed by Mc Greer, Pearce, Allen and Harris, is in favor of Ontario. Tbe minority re port, signed by . Orton 'alone, favors Vale, the present conrfty seat. Tbe Vale people, however, are by'no mean discouraged, claiaiing To have both the niaj ritvof the taxpayers of tbe connty and the"fifhprrlv bnck otthtjr position. The fight therefore pidmises to be an interesting one. . Foi Clark Sword Fund.' In the house Wednesday-Eddy in troduced a concurrent resolution pro viding fot an appropriation of $-t!2 for the completion of tbe Captain Clark sword fuud. " Grain Law Nearly Ready. The kouse committee on game for estry and game fishes is about ready to report on the general game hill report ed by! Eddy. But few radical changes have. been made in the old law. . f ' Barber BilL ' " The tffort to have the Sunday clos ing law for barbers reootifidrjf ed met with potent.' - As soon as tbe -governor affixes bis signature the great reform week day , shaving will te an acom plished faot, unless the supreme court decides it unconstitutional. Four Hundred Families Lose Everything They Have Twenty Lives Lost. Baku, Russian Transcaucasia, Feb. 8. A fire broke out yesterday in the magazines of tbe Caspian & Black Sea Company, which contained 6,000,000 poods of petroleum. Tbe conflagration resulted in great loss of life and wide spread damage. The flames spread to other depots having a capacity of 12,- 000,000 poods of naphtha, which pour ed out like a stream, inundating and setting fire to tbe dwellings of tbe workmen, which were totally destroy al. M an v persons perished. Twenty charred bodies have been found, and upwards of 60 people are terribly burned. Four hundred families lost everything they possessed. The maga zines are still burning, and neighboring reservoirs are in great danger. A gen eral panic prevails. Eight naputha stirimts belonging to the Melikoff, Halski and Caspian Companies, csragbl fire February 3. Earthquake at Sea. San Francisco, Feb. 8, A violent eathquake threw the steamer Guatemala partly out of tbe water and caused the vessel to tremble from stem to stern for at least a minute off tbe coast of Ecua dor daring her last trip. Tbe shock took place when the Guatemala was five miles off tbe coast, about 160 miles south of Guayaquil, at 7:15 o'clock on the evening of January 10. On reach ing Guayaquil it was learned that the most violent earthquake in the history of the pla e had taken place at the moment when the Guatemala had been so shaken. No sejrious damage was done. Earnings of the Diamond Match Company. Chicago, Feb. 8. At the annual meeting of the stockholders and direc tors of tbe Diamond Match Company, which was held in this city today, the old officers and board of director were elected. Tbe annual statement showed that net earnings equal to 13.3 per cent on the $15,000,000 capital stock hare been earned. President Barber stated that the company's 'progress in England is very satisafctory, 40 per cent having been earned in 1900, against 10 per cent in 18&9. The Pern factory was also reported to be operat ing satisfactorily. Nominations Confirmed. Washington, Feb. 6. 'The senate, in executive .session, made the Terrible Explosion in a Mexican Mine Killed Eighty-seven Persons. Chihuahua, Max., Feb. 9. Word bas just reached here of one of the most terrible miniug disasters tbat ever oc curred in Mexico. An explosion In the San Andrea mine, situated in a re mote locality of tbe Sierra Madres, in tbo western part of the state of Du- rango, caused the death ot 87 men. women and children, and injured many others. Tbe catastrophe was dne to the explosion ot several hundred cases of dynamite, which was stored in an underground chamber of the mine. Electrio wires connecting with lbs hoisting machinery passed tbrongu the room in which this dynamite was stored, and it ia supposed that tbesa w'ree became crossed, thereby causing a fire which set off the dynamite. All of tbe killed an injured were located on the surface, most of tbem occupying residences right over the under-ground workings of tbe mine. Tbe explosion tore away tbe .whole t-p of the mountain on which tbe village was located, and men, women and children were blown into small pieces. Among those who were killed was Her man Luetztnan, the stipeiiutendent of tbe mice and all the members of bis family. At the time of the explosion there wete several hundred minan a work in tbe lower workings of tbe mine, and, strange to say, none of tbem were seriously injured, although they were all severely shocked by the terrific force of the explosion. They rushed to the surface through one of the shafts that was not filled with debris and the sight tbat met tbeir eyes in tbe almost complete destruction of the little vil lage is indescribable. Tbe work of gathering up the fragments of the un fortunate victims of tbe explosion scat tered over tbe mount tin was begnn. and they were placed together ami buired in one grave. But few of the mangled remains were rcneniznlde. Summons were sent to neighboring camps for surgeons to attend to tbe in jured, aud it was some time before they atTived. The San Andres mine is tbe most celebrated silver mine in Mexico. It is valued at $20,000,000. lt has pro duced many millions of dollars worth of ore. Wrecked at a Crossing. Pittsburg, Pa.. Feb. 9. The Penn sylvania limited express train ran into tbe rear of tbe Cleveland express on the Pennsylvania line at the Allegheny avenue crossing this morning, wreck ing tbe engine of the limited and tbe rear slewper of tbe Cleveland express. The passengers on the limited we a shaken up but not injured. Only one passenger on the Cleveland express, Henry L-ublans, of New Vork, was ser iously injured, but several sustained slight bruises. Failure to flag tbe lim ited is said to bave been the cause ol the collision. Robbed of His Purse. North .Yak ima, Feb. 7. A ajriew ar rival from .Canada, a young man named Ferrowe. wasrdubed of his purse in his room in the Lowe block this morning. The foes was small, amounting to only ncHtt $15, but as thia was all the voting man sad with him in. a strange land It was quite serious to him. The Vote for Senator.. The vote for senator Tuesday stood H. VV. Corbett, 29; George Bride, 31; Binger Hermann, liam Smith, Democrat, 26; C. son, ; F. A. Moore, 9; S. A V; not voting, 1. W. Mo 8; Wll W. Fnl-Liowell, Brought Back From Cuba. New York. Feb. 7.- James J. Thomp aon, former correspondent at Petroir for the Standard Accident Insurance Company, who is alleged to bave ap propriated $3,000 of the compunv's money and fled to Cnoa, was brought back from that island today .under ar rest. He will be taken td Detroit. Thompson was at work in the U sited States quartermaster s department at Havana. following confirmations: Franklin Moses, of Alaska, to be register ot the land office at 8t. MielTl, Alaska. Postmasters Oregon.H. J Howard, Cottage Grove Washington, Francis M. Schebele, Wenatchie. ' Shot His Fiances, j Oakland, Cal., Feb. 9. In a frenzy : of rage,' because she had broken tbe eu aggemenL Bert Henderson, an eui i ploye of roe telephone copmany in San 1 Francisco, shot and seriously wounded 1 his fiancee. Miss Fannie O'Neill, late i iast night, then turned the pistol on hmself. tired a bullet into bis own brain and died almost instantly. Laborer's lnurics Proved Fatal. Med ford, Or.. Feb? 7. Owen Short, who has baen employed aa blacksimth with tbe Sonthem Pacific bridge gang, in the Cow creek canyon, died at Grant's Pass yesterday from the effects of injuries received by being struck by a falling boulder while engaged in helping clear away the big lansllde vrhioh occurred at West Fork U.st Sun day night. His remains were taken to his home at Phoenix todaj, and burltd in the Phoenix cemetery. He was 98 years af ags, and leaves wife. German Capital in China. The amount of German capital in vested in China is over $70,000,000. Progress of the Mosquito Fleet. Cape Spartel, Morocco, Feb. 7- The Unite! states cruiser Annapolis and the gunboats Frolic, Pisi-ataqtia and Woiiiputuck. constituting the mosquito fleet, passed Cape Spartel today. General Acosta a Prisoneatl. Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 8. (Via Hay tieu cable.) General Acosta, chief of the revolutionary movement In the An Eight-Story Building Burned. Chicaeo, Feb. 9. The eight-story ' building at Harrison and Canal streets, owned by Edwin Joss, of Boston, was bunred tonight. The loss was $7,000. Carupano district. bands of the. government forces, Serious Fire at St. Cloud. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb.9. A.e e phone message to the Times from S. Cloud, Minn., says a big fire is raging in that city. Tbe fire started it) the West hotel. It burned Del. in Bros.' grooery store, Myers' laundry, the Cal ifurnia wine store and the ptihlio libr ary which was looated in the hotel. Later reports say the opera bouse and livery stable and smaller buildings a prisoner in the .have been destroyed, ar.d the flumes Tare still spreading,. a I Widows' Pensions. ) Washington, Feb. 8. -The pension of the widow of General La ton was to day reportd by the house committee on 4 pensions at $50 per month, a reduction from $100 par month fixed by tbe sen. ate. The reduction was . due to tbe rule of the committee to report no bill above $50 per month. Other bills re ported pension the widow of Rear Ad miral Colhoon at $40, of Biigadier General Hayes at $50, and the widow of the late Paymaster-General Stanton, 6f the army, at $80. McPherson May Be Saved. Washington, Feb. 9. Quartermaster-General , Lniington said Ihrf1 his latest infoimation in regaid to 'the transport Jwt'herson off Mataasas is that the sea bas su I. sided and that thara is a fair prospect of saving the ship. Powder Mills Exploded. -Portland, Me., Feb. 9 Part of tbs Oriental Powder Mills, at Newbam, was demolished by an explosion early today. Two employes were blown to atoms.