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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1900.
AN ORIENTAL POWER
Lodge's Speech on the Philip
VALUE OF DEWEY'S VICTORY
Mission of America in the Far Eaut
'Past Mistakes "Will -Be
WASHINGTON, ilarch. 7. The Senate
seldom accords to any of its members a
greater compliment than It gave today to
Lodge of Massachusetts- The announce
ment that he -would deliver a speech on
the Philippines question drew to the Sen
ate every Senator now In the city, and "to
the galleries an unusually large number of
auditors. Throughout the delivery of the
speech, despite the fact that It consumed
tnree hours, the Massachusetts Senator
was given close attention. Keen Interest
was aroused in his utterances, not only
because of the oratorical ability of Lodge,
but also because, as chairman of the
Philippine committee, and a prominent
member of the committee on foreign rela
tions, who had studied the Philippine
question exhaustively, he was expeoted to
present a notable addition to the litera
ture on the great problem which now
confronts the country. Neither his col
leagues In the Senate nor his other audi
tors were disappointed in his address.
When he had concluded he was over
whelmed with congratulations from both
sides of the chamber. Soon after Lodge
had concluded, the Senate adjourned out
of respect to the memory of the late
Representative Harmer, of Pennsylvania.
The Iloutinc Report.
Sullivan (Dem. Miss.) offered a resolu
tion that the Philippine Islands are right
ful property, honorably acquired by the
United States, and that "while the mis
guided Filipinos continue the present war,
brought on fay them against the rightful
authority of the Unlte'd States, so long as
a single gun In their hands Is trained on
our .flag, no expression of Intention as to
the future course of the United States
with respect to them should be made by
the Senate." Sullivan asked that the reso
lution lie on the table until he should
call It up.
Mason (Rep. 111.) then gave notice that
tomorrow after the morning hour he would
enter a motion that the committee on
foreign relations be discharged from fur
ther consideration of his resolution ex
pressive of the Senate's sympathy with
the Boers In their struggle against Great
Britain. He had, he said, introduced the
resolution December 6, and It had been lii
the hands of the committee ever since. .
"I have no intention of violating the
rules of the Senate," said Mason, "but
it is clearly the intention of the commit
tee on foreign relations to take no action
Jn relation- to the resolution, and I want It
brought into the Senate and placed on the
calendar. The committee could give us a
report If It wanted to. If the majority of
tho committee is opposed to the resolu
tion, let them report it adversely. That
would be making some progress. I am
satisfied that S5 per cent of the people of
the United States are In sympathy with
the Boers in their war with Great Britain,
and I am just as certain that a majority
of this body would favor the resolution 1
Introduced. It la the merest child's play
for us to sit here and not be able to get
a vote upon It."
Senator Lortfje'H Speech.
In accordance with the notice previously
Given. Lodge (Rep. Mass.) then addressed
the Senate on the Philippine question. As
chairman of the committee on- the Phil
ippines and as member of the committee
on foreign relations, Lodge was expected
to make'notable utterance on the question.
He was given, therefore, an attentive
hearing by both his colleagues on the floor
of the Senate and by a large concourse of
auditors In the galleries. Lodge's speech
was "based upon the bill introduced by
Spooner (Rep. Wis.), vesting In the Presi
dent authority to govern the Philippines
until Congress should otherwise provide
by legislation. Senator Lodge said in
"The possession of the Philippines made
us an Eastern power, with the right, and,
what was equally Important, the force
behind the right, to speak. Mr. Hay, as
Secretary of State, has obtained from all
the great powers of Europe their assent
to our demand for the guaranty of all
our treaty rights in China and for the
maintenance of the policy of the open
door. I do not belittle one of the most
important and most brilliant diplomatic
achievements in our 100 years of national
existence when I say that the assent of
these other powers to the proposition of J
me unueu stales .was given to the mastei
of Manila. They might have turned us
aside three years ago with a shrug and a
emile. but to the power which held Ma
nila Bay and whose fleet floated upon Its
waters, they were obliged to give a gra
cious answer. Manila, with its magnificent
bay, is the prize and the pearl of the
Bast. In our hands It will "become one
of the greatest distributing points, one of
the richest emporiums of the world's com
merce. Rich In Itself, with Its fertile
Islands behind it, it will keep open to us
the markets of China and enable American
enterprise and intelligence to take a mas
ter's share in all the trade of the Orient.
"We have been told that arguments like
these are sordid. Sordid. Indeed! Then
what arguments are worthy of considera
tion? A policy which proposes to open
wider markets to the people of the United
States, to add to their employment, and to
Increase their wages, and which in Its pur
suit requires that we should save the
teeming millions of China from the dark
ness of the Russian winter, and keep
them free, not merely for the Incoming
commerce, but for the entrance of the
light of Western civilization, seems to me
a great and noble policy if there ever was
euch, and one which may well engage the
best aspirations and the highest abilities
of American statesmanship.
"I do not believe that this nation was
raised up for nothing. I do not believe
that it is the creation of blind chance. I
have faith that it has a great mission in
tho world. A mission of good, a mission
of freedom. 1 believe that It can live
up to that mission, therefore I want to
see It step forward boldly and take Its
place at the head of the nations. I -wish
to see it master of the Pacific I would
haev It fulfil what I think Is its manifest
destiny. If it Is not false to the laws
which govern It.
"I am not dreaming of a primrose path.
I know well that In the past we have
committed grievous mistakes and paid or
them; done wrong, and made heavy com
pensation for It; stumbled and fallen and
suffered. But we have always risen,
bruised and grimed sometimes, yet still
we have rlFen stronger and more erect
than ever, and the march has always been
lorwatd and onward,
"I have unbounded faith and pride in my
country. I am proud of her past, and In
that past I read her future. I do not
read it in any vain or boastful temper,
but with a spirit of reverence and grati
tude for all that has gone and with a
very humble prayer that we may make
the present and future worthy of the
Lodge declared it would be a great mis
take at this time to undertake any far
reaching legislation dealing with the
Philippines. The President, he said,
should be authorized to control the isl
ands, and our position should be clearly
defined. He deprecated making a party
issue of the Philippines. Said he:
"The policy we offer ls simple and
straightforward. We accept the fact that
the Philippine Islands are ours today
and that we are responsible for them
before the world. The next fact is that
there is a or in those islands, which,
with its chief in hiding, and with no sem-!
hlance of a government, has degenerated
into mere guerrilla warfare and brig
andage. Our Immediate duty, therefore.
Is to suppress these disorders, put an end
to the fighting and restore peace and or
der. Beyond this we ought not to go by
a legislative act, except to make such
provision that there may be no delay n
re-establishing civil government when the
Lodge quoted official documents and
correspondence In support of his conten
tion that Dewey entered into no political
entanglements with Agulnaldo. He pre
sented an extract from a letter written
by Captain Ooghlan, then of the Raleigh,
.detailing precisely what occurred at Su
big Bay. Senator Lodge upheld the Pres
ident's policy, saying it was "at once
courageous, wise and patriotic"
Letters From the Philippines.
Proctor (Rep. VL), as soon as he could
gain recognition of the chair, at the close
of Lodge's speech, said that In connection
with the speech of Lodge he desired to
present some letters he had received from
Army officers now in the Philippines. He
read a letter from Colonel L. "W. V. Ken
non, in command of the Thirty-fourth reg
iment in the Philippines, in which he dealt
fully with the situation there. He wrote
from personal observation, he said, and
was assured, therefore, of the absolute
truthfulness and accuracy of every state
ment he made. The northern part of the
Island of Luzon had been cleared practi
cally of Insurgents In formldaola bodies,
the few remaining being In scattered
bands. They hoped to be able to discour
age the Americans by conducting a guer
rilla warfare In the opinion of Colonel
Kennon, the majority of the Filipinos,
with the exception of the savage Tagals,
wanted American control, because the
forces under Agulnaldo preyed upon the
country and committed atrocious crimes.
Their desire for American rule had taken
the form of burning Agulnaldo In efilgj.
Colonel Kennon was certain the Filipinos
had no capacity for self-government, and
needed the strong hand of some nation to
guide .and direct them. This hand, he
thought, the United' States ought to ex
tent. Colonel Kennon enclosed an official
Filipino statement to prove that the pre
cipitation of hostilities 13 months ago was
premeditated on the part of Agulnaldo and
his associates, and that the responsibility
did not rest upon tho Americans.
On motion of Penrose (Rep. Pa.) the
Senate then adopted resolutions on the
death of Representatives Harmer and ap
pointed a committee to .attend the funeral.
The Senate then, at 5:30 P. M., adjourned.
WAItDXEH RIOT INVESTIGATION'.
Sovereign Continued IIIk Testimony
Before the House Committee.
"WASHINGTON, March 7. When James
R. Sovereign resumed his testimony today
In Che Coeur d'Alene investigation before
the House committee on military affairs,
Representative Lentz asked him If tlvexe
was any law, written or unwritten, re
quiring members of a labor organization
to conceal tho names of criminals. Sov
ereign answered in the negative. Speak
ing of general conditions in. the mining
country while the men were Imprisoned,
Sovereign said he had; seen mothers weep
ing for their sons, wives for their hus
bands, and sisters for their brothers. He
denounced tho military officers for the
"reign of bread and water," describing It
as a repetition of tho horrors of Ander
sonville. Members of tho committee cross-examined
Sovereign at considerable length.
Representative Hull again took him over
the assembling of the miners on the
morning the mill was blown up. The wit
ness said It was evident there was pre
concerted action. At Hull's request Sov
ereign read an article in a paper edrted
by him as to "Bunker HiH Destroyed;
One Thousand Wreak Vengeance on a
Scab Mine." Tho article said half of the
100D men were masked and armed with
Winchesters, and described tho awe-in-spirins
scenes as 3000 sticks of dynamite
were placed under the mine and concen
trator, ono of the largest in tho world, rt
was completely wrecked after threo ter
There was no hearing at the afternoon
session because of the lack of a quorum,
and the hearing went over until tomor
row. The Xevr Alnska .Turtle.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. March 7. Hon.
Melville C. Brown, of Laramie, Wyo., who
was yesterday nominated by the President
as United States Judge of tho District of
Alaska, is 59 years old. He was born in
Maine, and came to Wyoming In 1SC7,
since when he has been practicing law.
He Ls the oldest member of the Wyoming
bar, and has a large practice, not only in
Utah, but also in tho adjoining states.
Judgro Brown will bo located at Sitka,
his tenure of office being four years. At'
tho present time tho position carries a
salary of $3000 a year, but a bill ls now
pending in Congress which Increases this
Favorable Report on Puerto Rico Bill
WASHINGTON, March 7. The Senate
committee on appropriations today au
thorize a favorable report on the House
hill "providing that the revenues collected
from Puerto Rico be expende din that
island. The bdll was amended so as to In
clude only the money collected to Janu
ary 1, 1900. Tho clause of the House bill
authorizing tho refunding of future reve
nue coHections was stricken out.
WASHINGTON. March 7. The Senate
committee on foreign relations today au
thorized the reporting of an amendment
to the diplomatic appropriation bill, ap
propriating $20,000 to be paid to ex-Q6een
Liliuokalanl. and providing for an annual
i donation of $10,000' to her as long as she
Constitution and Puerto Rico.
WASHINGTON, March 7. Senator AJ.
Ion today introduced an amendment to
J the Puerto Rlcan bill declaring that the
constitution is, by force of the Paris
treaty, extended over Puerto Rico and Its
A Corporal Promoted.
WASHINGTON. March 7. The Presi
dent today nominated Corporal F. MS
Polk, of Company C, Thirty-ninth Infan
try, to be Second Lleutenat. U. S. V.
Members "Waiting: for President 31c
Klnlcy to Call It.
HONOLULU, Feb. 21. (Via San Fran
cisco, March 7). Accoiding to the Ha
waiian Constitution, the Legislature
should have been called together Febru
ary 21. but. as the Governor had nn m
j structions from Washington, the law
makers were not assembled. A few mem
bers of -the" lower House met on the date
mentioned and then adjourned until today.
They will adjourn from day to day until
-tresiaent jdc&iniey ls heard from
members of the Senate took no nrtinn
,, e Delleve that the situation ls so com
plicated that only a call of President Mc-
iviniey cai. straighten It out.
British Consul W. K. Hoare has pre
sented to the Hawaiian Government the
claim of J. Cranstoun, who wants monev
for being departed from the country In
January, 1S95. The Canadian steamer
which took Cranstoun to Victoria had to
pay something over $2000 as- damages, and
the Government subsequently refunded
this money to the steamship company.
Secretary Root at Havana.
HAVANA, March 7. Secretary Root ar
rived tbtB morning cm boadr the trans
port Sedgwick. He was received with a
salute from Cabanas fortress. General
Ludlow was also on hoard tho Sedgwick.
GovornoT-Genoral Wood and all of the- di
vision staff and Department of Havana
staff escorted the iarty ashore. Promi
nent citizens who visited tho steamer were
the Chiof Justice, Secretaries, Mayor,
Civil Governor and tho Chief of Police.
"FATHER OF THE HOUSE"
GENERAL BIXGIIA3I, OF PENNSYL
VANIA, SUCCEEDS TO THE TITLE.
Other Men of Lonpr Service in the
Lorrer House of CongrreM Four
WASHINGTON. March 7. The death of
Representative Harmer, of Pennsylvania,
"the Father" of the House,' cast a deep
gloom over the proceedings today. Al
though he was known to be In feeble
health, his death came as a shock to his
colleagues, by whom he was universally
beloved. He was the oldest member of the
House, both In length of service and In
contlnous service. As such. It was his
duty to swear In the Incoming Speaker at
the opening of each Congress. His only
appearance In the House this session was
when he made a special trip from "Phil
adelphia, at the opening of the session. In
December, to administer the oath to
Speaker Henderson. He was then In fee
ble condition, and his eyesight was so
poor that John T. Chauncey, one of tho
oldest employes of the House, was obl'gtd
to prompt him while he read the oath lo
General Henderson. Mr. Harmer seldom
addressed the House during his long terra
of service, but he was an active commit
tee worker, popular personally, and exer
cised much Influence In a quiet way.
His death makes General Henry Bing
ham, of Pennsylvania, "the Father of
the House." He began his service in the
46th Congress, and has served continuously
for 20 years. Both in length and priority
of service, Bingham ls exceeded by Can
non of Illinois, chairman of the appro
priations committee, who was first elected
to the -ISd Congress, and who Is serving
his 13th term, but his term was not con
tinuous, he having failed of election In
the 52d Congress.
Grow of Pennsylvania, the venerable ex
Speaker, is the oldest member. He first
cam to Congress In 1851, hut there was
a long "hiatus In his service, from 1S53 to
1ES5. The distinction of "Father of the
House" belongs to him who has served
the longest In continuous service.,
Harmer's desk today was draped In black
and covered with flowers. The blind Chap
lain, In his invocation, referred feelingly
to the loss tho House and country had
Upon tho request of Mann (Rep. 111.),
in charge of the Aldrlch-Robblns contested
election case, which was to have been
voted upon at 2:30 o'clock today, the vot3
was postponed until tomorrow to allow
the House to adjourn out of respect to
Mr. Harmer'fi memory.
Overstreet (Rep. Ind.), In charge of the
conference report upon the financial bill,
presented the report to the House, and
said ho would call up the report at tho
earliest possible moment. Richardson
(Dem. Tenn.) announced that the minority
would demand time to debate the report.
"There Is very little new In It," said
Overstreet. "practically nothing, except
the refunding provision."
"Certainly the bimetallic amendment Is
new." observed Richardson.
"That Is of little Importance," repl'cd
"The gentleman admits It is 'unimport
ant?" "I frankly say I consider it of little im
portance." reiterated Overstreet.
"We want time to show that," retorted
Richardson, who, continuing, said the mi
nority would ask for four hours. Without
agreeing to that, the matter went over.
Bingham (Rep. Pa.) then announced the
death of Harmer. His beloved colleague,
he said, was of right recognized as tho
"Father of the House." But he was mere
than that He was the father of the
House In the affection and high regard in
which he was held by the members of tho
body. He was- one of a marked group
of four men whom the City of Philadel
phia sent to the American Congress. Tim
names of those four members whose rec
ord today belongs to the whole country,
and for whose memory the people of
Philadelphia have especial affection. Bing
ham said, are Judge W. D. Kelly, who was
elected to 15 Congresses and served 23
years; Charles O'Neill, who "was elected
to 15 Congresses and served 29 years:
Samuel J. Randall, who was elected to
14 Congresses and served 27 years, and Mr.
Harmer. who likewise was elected to 14
Congresses and served 27 years 112 years
of service given by these four distin
guished dead a record unparalleled In the
history of the country. Bingham then of
fered the customary resolutions of regret,
and the Speaker appointed the funeral
committee of 15 members.
Then, at 12:25 P. M.. as a further mark
of respect, the House adjourned.
Present' Indications Are Thnt They
"Will Fail of Ratification.
NEW YORK, March 7. A special to the
Journal of Commerce from Washington
The present Indications are that all of
the reciprocity treaties framed by John
A. Kasson, under authority of President
McKlnley and the State Department, will
fail of ratification. There has been Intense
hostility to all these, treaties since their
submission to the Senate by President Mc
Klnley. The prospect seemed to brighten
a little for the French treaty when a fa
vorable report was made by the commit
tee on foreign relatione by the chairman.
Senator Davis, of Minnesota. It appears,
however, that the report In favor of this
treaty was largely a courtesy to Senator
Dayls, and docs not represent the sentl-'
ment of all tho Republicans on the com
mittee. Senators Lodge, of Massachusetts, For-'
aker, of Ohio, and Wolcott. of Colorado,
three of tho seven Republicans, are de
clared to be against the treaty, and are
likely to be supported by Senator Frye,
of Maine. This would reduce Its sup
porters to three Republicans, unless
they were joined by the four Democratic
Senators from the South. Senator Aid
rich, or Rhode Island, who is also chair
man of the finance committee and one of
tho directing minds of the Senate, has al
ready given notice that he will move the
reference to tho treaty to his committee.
From present appearances this motion will
prevail, unless all the Democratic and
Populist members of the Senate should op
pose It and be joined by those Republicans
who favor the treaty.
Senator Aldrlch would have strong
grounds for urging reference to his com
mittee, even If there was not 'opposition
to the treaty, for It cuts deep into the
revenue from customs and appears, there
fore, to be a proper subject for conslder
tion by the committee which deals with
revenue and financial problems. Senator
Aldrlch will undoubtedly have the support
of all the members of the finance commit
tee on this position.
TAX ON BILLS OF LADING.
Northern. Pnclflc Loses Its Suit
Against the Government.
MINNEAPOLIS, March 7. A jury In the
Federal Court today found against -tho
Northern Pacific Railroad In a test case
Involving the validity of the revenue tax
on bills of lading for export. The road had
shipped 50,000 pounds of wheat to Liver
pool and claimed exemption on Constitu
tional grounds, quoting the clause of ar
ticle 1, section 9, which says: "No tax or
duty shall be laid on articles exported
from any state." All railroads are directly
interested. The Northern Pacific will take
tho case to the Supreme Court. The Gov
ernment contention la that the tax Is laid
not on the goods, but on the bill of lading
as a document.
CONFERENCE OF "WESTERN LINES.
HlfCh. Ofllcinls of Transcontinental
Rands Meet In New Yorlc.
NEW YORK. March 7. The Presidents
of the . various Western and transconti
nental railroads held their quarterly ses
sions in this city today. With the chief
executives are a number of traffic man
agers, whose attendance Is on Innovation;
all previous meetings have been confined
strictly to the Presidents. The abroga
tion of ticket commissions, the alleged
rupture between the roads running from
.Chicago, and the recent decision of East
ern trunk lines to rescind tho operating
agreement are among the matters ar-
ranged for consideration. Edward T. Jcf-
fery. President and General Manager of
the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, pre
sided at the meeting.
Abbut 50 companies were represented,
and there weri nrohnhlv 100 riillrnrirl mon
i in attendance, a much larger number
than at any of the previous conferences.
Chairman Knapp and Commissioner Yeo
mans, of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, were present. There was no
representative of the Canadian Pacific,
although its relation to the American
lines, particularly to passenger rates In
the Northwestern territory, was to be
one of the chief subjects for discussion.
Decline In Interest Rates.
NEW YORK, March 7. The Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company has announced
that the rate of Interest paid to the de
positors In the employes savings fund will
bo reduced from 4 per cent to 3 per cent,
the reduction to take effect on the first
of next July. The company states that
of the amount in this fund. $2,716,356 63
was Invested last year in securities bear
ing Interest atan average rate of nearly
4 per cent, but In consequence of tho
steady decline In Interest of first-class se
curities, the reduction in the rate of in
terest paid to depositors has now become
This step Is similar to that taken by
tho large life Insurance companies In
changing their reserve held on policies
from a 3A per cent basis to a 3 per cent
basis. Very few life insurance companies
still maintain their reserve on the old 4
per cent basis, because of the gradual de
cline In the interest account of their in
REFUSE TO ARBITRATE.
No Settlement Between Chicago
Contractors and Workmen,
CHICAGO, March 7. Apparently all
! hope of a settlement in the near future of
the difficulties existing between the Unions
affiliated with the Building Trades Coun
cil and the contractors were dissipated to
day when the Building Contractors Coun-
ell made a declaration that no opportunity
1 to arbitrate will be afforded by that body.
no matter what pressure may be brought
to bear by the Industrial Commission, soon
to meet here.
"We have locked no one out and are will
ing to employ men regardless of their
affiliations." continued th nfflflnl itntj-
i ment. "but we refuse to be dictated to by
the Building Trades Council."
It is now believed by many leaders on
both sides that the combination of strike
and lockout In Chicago will develop Into
a simple test of endurance.
Tunnel DIcTKers Organize.
NEW YORK, March 7. A new labor or
ganization, known as the Excavators'
Union, newly Incorporated with 10.CO0
members, is about to enter Into a combat
to control the menial work connected
with the building of the underground tun
nel. This union is opposed to the Labor
ers' Union Protective Society, which has
20.000 members and Is conducted by men
who have directed labor movements for
The point of difference between the two
organizations lies in the fact that the La
borers' Union Protective Society demands
30 cents an hour for work, and double
pay for overtime, while the Excavators'
Union wants only 25 cents an hour and
27 cents an hour overtime. The Exca
vators' Union Is composed almost entire
ly of Italians.
SiiKJtr Plant Employe Out.
NEW YORK, March 7. The 1000 em
ployes of the Jersey City sugar-house of
the American Sugar Renn'nc ComDanv.
who are now laid off, were told this mora
i Ing that they would not be needed for an
Indefinite period. The American Sugar Re
fining Company has decided to keep the
Jersey City plant shut down for several
days more, and possibly for weeks.
Stops the Cough and AVorlis Off the
Laxative Bromo-Qnlnlne Tablets cure a
cold In one day. No cure no pay. Price 25c.
H E L P I Chicago Newo.
RED ASH MINE DISASTER
TWENTY-NINE BODIES HAVE BEEN
RECOVERED UP TO DATE.
Five Injured Miners Taken From the
Pit Thirty-six Men Are Prob
ably Still in the Mine.
FTRB CREEK, "W. Va,, March 7. The
rescuing parties continued working hard
at Red Ash mine today and tonight re
moving debris and securing bodies of the
victims of the explosion, yesterday. A re
port from the rescuers at the mine after
8 o'clock tonight was that 27 bodies had
"been recovered, and five miners rescued
seriously injured. While the surviving
miners and others estimate that- there are
at least 39 miners still entombed. Gen
eral Manager Howell says there are only
36 still In the mine.
None- of the mines In this district are
yet working, and thousands of people visit
ed the scene of the Red Ash disaster to
day. No definite cause for the explosion
has yet been learned by Governor Atkin
son, or the State and District Mine In
spectors, who are investigating the case.
In addition to the theories of dust, fire
damp, etc., it was concluded today that
natural gas had escaped Into the mine and
that It Ignited when tho miners entered
yesterday morning with their lighted
The work of rescuing parties Is retarded
by hot air, and It is thought the mine
ls on fire. Air ls being pumped Into tho
mine by compression. It will probably be
several days before all the bodies will be
recovered, as they are scattered along for
almost a mile under the ground, -and It
will require much time to clear the debrl3
from this long subterranean course.
The names of those supposed to have
been In the mine at the time of the ex
plosion who are yet unaccounted for are:
Sam Sheff. John Clair. Andy Pritt, Quit
Stewart, Ed Hobble. Robert Jones, Gran
ville Holmes, Sam Shew, Junius Sanders.
Bill Sledge, Valo Edgars, John Stone, Ed
Harper, "William Holmes. Ed Haverich,
William Haverich, Alfred Collins. Tobe
Collins, Charles Fouts, N. Cramsey, James
Washington, Newvelle Douse. John Douse,
Berry Tucker, Rolston Holmes, Charles
Downey, Edward Downey, Ernest Long,
Thomas Long, Dale Long.
So far, of the bodies recovered, only the
following have been identified: R. B. Long.
John Day, Joe Elliott, Mat Quarles. Sam
Jackson, Jnmes Hackney, Bowen Driver,
Story of a Survivor.
FIRE CREEK, "W. Va., March 7. Tho
only person who entered the mine and
who ls known to have escaped alive ls
Electrician Evans, who was near the
mouth of the mine. In relating his ex
perience, Mr. Evans said:
"I heard a low, rumbling sound similar
to an earthquake, and I realized In an
instant that firedamp had exploded. Be
fore the force of the concussion reached
me I threw myself, down on my face. A
sheet of flame, rock and debris shot over
my head. I managed to creep to the
mouth and Into tho fresh air. My God! It
was awful. I saw that I was the only
one left. Every one of the other fellows
was lost, I knew."
A pathetic feature of the disaster Is the
annihilation of the family of B. B. Long,
fire boss. His wife died some time ago,
leaving to his sole care two little boys.
Having no one to stay with in their deso
late home, the boys begged to go with
their father into the mine to spend the
day with him. He consented, and when
the search Is finished their blackened lit
tle bodies will be found besldo that of
The unexplained cause of the accident
has terrified miners In adjoining locali
ties. Many are afraid to go to work' to
day, and it will require the most search
ing .Inspection by competent men to re
move their fears and Induce them to re
turn to their places.
The Fourth Victim.
KANSAS CITY. March 7. W. R.
Vaughan, the Cincinnati newspaper man
who was Injured in the Missouri Pacific
wreck at Independence a week ago, died
today after an operation on his arm.
This makes four deaths as a result of
NIGHT OF WRESTLING.
Eastern Athletes Were the "Winners
at the Olympic Club.
SAN FRANCISc67March 7. The sec
ond night of the athletic tournament be
tween the East and West at the Olympic
Club was devoted to preliminary contests
in wrestling. The style was catch-as-catch-can.
In every event In which they
were entered the Eastern men were suc
cessful. The bouts were of six minutes'
duration, with a decision In case of no
fall. Tho results were as follows:
Special, 125 pounds Joseph Renzland,
St. George Athletic Club, won from L. T.
Chnlker, .Olympic Club. In 1:42; William
Nelson, St George Athletic Club, got the
decision over C. D. Pentony, Olympic
Club: August Kurzman. St. George, won
from H. Haustern, Verein Elntracht, in
Lightweight, 135 pounds C. E. "Wilson,
Olympic, won from II. Haustern, In 2:20;
Max Riley, Rochester, got the decision
over J. W. Rhodes, Reliance Club, Oak
land. Welterweights, 145 pounds O. W. Da
vis, Olympic, won from C. S. Pray, Olym
pic, in 5:4S; Max Wiley, Rochester, won
from R. S. Nixon, Reliance, in 4:36; J. H.
Splro, Olympic, won from Gus Koetz, in
Mlddlewelghts, 15S pounds Max Wiley,
Rochester, decision over William Noeth
lng, Olympic; F. Bailey, Olympic, de
cision over Dan Mahoney, Olympic.
Heavyweights Chris Pierson. Reliance,
decision over Georgo Hlldebrand, Olym
pic. THE RUNNING RACES.
Yesterday's "Winners at New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS. March 7. Belle of
Orleans and Cheesemlte were the only
winning favorites today. The track was
slow. Tho results were:
One mile, selling Proteus won. Goose
liver second, Colonel Cassldy third; time,
Six furlongs, selling Belle of Orleans
won, Jamaica second, Mlserlcordia third;
Short course steeplechase, handicap
Cheesemlte won, Van Brunt second, Voy
ageur third: time, 3:17.
Five furlongs, the Lightning Stakes,
2-year-olds Semplre won. Choice second.
Wild Pirato third; time, 1:02.
Seven furlongs, handicap Miss Mao
Day won. Prince of Verona second. Gold
d'Or third; time. 1:27.
One mile, gelling Sadie Burnham won,
Indian second, Eva Moe third; time;
Races at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7. Weather
at Oakland cloudy, track muddy. The
Five furlongs, selling Leipzig won. Hi
ram Johnson second, Garbo third; time,
One mile, selling Durward won. Almon
er second, Tallac third: time, 1:46.
Four furlongs Bernola won. Sublime
second. Screen Well Lake third; time,
,Mlle and a sixteenth, selling Topmast
won, Morinel second. Cormorant third;
Six furlongs, selling Peace won, Novla
second, Clarandol third; time, 1:16.
One mile, selling Grand Sachem won,
Charles Lebel second, Wild Het third;
Bench Show at Chicago. '
CHICAGO, March 7. The tenth annual
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bench show of the Mnscoutah Kennel
Club opened at the First Regiment Arm
ory today. From the number and quality
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ly 1200 dogs are on exhibition. Including the
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California Will Meet Yale.
BERKELEY,- Cal.. March 7. The Uni
versity of California track team will, if
conditions are satisfactory, meet Yale at
New Haven on May 5. Manager de Costa,
of the California team, received a tele
gram yesterday from the Yale manager,
stating that the match would be ac
cepted for that date, subject to conditions
to be forwarded by mall. The date named
is the one which Manager de Costa want
ed. It will make the contest the first in
which California will compete in the East.
The team will leave Berkeley on April 29,
and will reach New Haven May 3.
De Costa has received a challenge from
the University of Michigan for a date on
the return trip. California wants this
match, and will make an effort to ar
range It. With Princeton. Pennsylvania
and Yale, this will give four dual meets,
besides the two championship games.
Mrs. Shnttuck'H Shootlnjr.
HOT SPRINGS. Ark., March 7. Scores
of women were In tho big crowd today
which saw Mrs. Shattuck, of Minneapolis,
champion woman trap shot of the world,
shoot with C. E. De Long, the Arkansas
champion, after De Long bad just defeat
ed Captain A. H. Bogardus, who held
tho world's championship for 17 years. In
the shoot of 20 single targets. De Long
broke 20 to Bogardus IS. In tho dpifole
target event. Do Long smaahed 13 to 10
for Bogardus. De Long then killed 16 live
birds out of 20. while Bogardus settled 15,,
Mrs. Shattuck shattered 16 out of 20 single
targets to De Long's 17. The pace event
resulted In U for Mts. Shattuck and IS
for De Long- Mrs.. Shattuck killed 16 out
of her 20 live birds. De Long scored 13
dead pigeons, and won the triangular con
test. National Lengrne Sprlnjr Meetlnpr.
NEW YORK, March 7. The annual
spring meeting of the National League
and American Association of Baseball be
gan at the Fifth-Avenue Hotel today.
According to President Dreyfuss. the cir
cuit committee has finished its labors and
ls ready to report. What the report con
tains none but the directors know.
Twenty-five Round Draw.
UTTCA. N. Y.. March 7. Dal Hawkins,
of California, and Percy Mclntyre fought
a 25-round draw at the Genesee Athletic
Dally Treasury Statement.
"WASHINGTON, March 7. Today's
statement of the condition of tho treasury
Available cash balance J23S.-I86.023
Gold reserve 237.12S.SS0
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