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TO;? MORNING QBEGONIANt THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1900.
RAIN SPOILED FIN
Upset the Plans for Celebra
tion in Many Places.
GENERAL OBSERVANCE OF THE DAY
East of the Cascades and in South.-
era Oreson. the "Weather "Was
Propitious The Record.
PENDLETON. Or., July 4.-Fried Mox
ley, of the rancher firm' of Prout & Mox
ley, who were arrested in "Walla "Walla
on a charge of uttering worthless checks
on the First National Bank here, and
had their examination here,-was released
from custody, and socs free from all Ira
putation of guilt. Bert Pront is held in
the sum of $500, and is In jail In default
Hoxley proved that he had had nothing
to do with the making of the checks, and
in no was manner responsible for their
MOST PATRIOTISM EVER KlfOTTO.
Day Generally Observed la Umatilla
County Pendleton Celebration.
PENDLETON, Or., July 1 The Fourth
of July was more generally observed In
Umatilla County than ever hsfore. Cele
brations were held in Pendleton, Free
water, Ukiah, Alba and Pilot Hock. Near
ly all of the farmers deferred the be
ginning of harvest until after the Fourth,
end, with their families, attended some
one of the celebrations. Senator Charles
"W. Fulton, of Astoria, was the orator
of the day here; at Freewater, Judge B.
A. Lowell spoke, and at Alba John Mc
Court delivered tbo address.
The Pendleton celebration was the most
elaborate. The literary exercises were
conducted in Byers grove, in the eastern
part of the city. Besides the oration by
Senator Fulton, Mrs. "William Fitzgerald
read the Declaration of Independence;
the Mayor, Dr. F. "W. Vincent, presided,
and Rev. John TJTRen delivered the Invo
cation. The day parade was In charge of John
Halley, Jr., marshal of the day, who had
a surprise In the selection of his aids,
three ladles on horseback, who wore red,
white and blue costume deeorajjbns. In
the procession were Uncle Sam and Col
umbia, besides young ladies representing
the goddesses of war, peace and plenty,
respectively, and little girls as the rep
resentatives of the states and territories.
In the evening, a brilliantly Illuminated
parade was given. In charge of H. L.
Hexter. Numerous secret orders had
floats with many-colored lights, the entire
pageant being unique and beautiful.
The afternoon was devoted to sports,
a fireman's tournament for local com
panies coming flrst, and then the usual
athletics In competition for prizes.
Special trains were run on both the
O. R. &. N. and "W. & C. R. R, roads,
and people came -from Athena, Hilton,
"Weston, Adams, Helix and other places.
Nearly every business house was finely
decorated, and the town presented a gala
CELEBRATIONS IN CLACKAMAS.
One at Union Park and One at Sandy
OREGON CTTY, Or., July 4. The con
tinuous rain all the forenoon put a
damper on the people who made prepara
tions to attend country celebrations and
picnics. Some who started out very early
In the morning put In the day, while
others, wlio had engaged teams at the
livery stables, cancelled their engage
ments when it was seen that the rain
was likely to continue. Only two celebra
tions were held in the county; one at
Union Park, participated in by the peo
ple of Springwater, Highland, Viola, Lo
gan and contiguous country, and the
Other at Sandy. Senator Brownell was
the orator at the former place, and G.
R. Miller was the reader of the Declara
tion of Independence. At Sandy, ex-Judgo
Gordon E. Hayes was the orator, and
Miss Jennie Gibbons the reader. Hon.
G. B. Dlmick was billed to give the ora
tion at Hubbard today, but returned this
forenoon, as the weather was too bad to
hold the celebration exercises. A num
ber of people left on excursions this
morning, going to the Upper Columbia
and to Astoria and Seaside, but the
greater number went to Portland during
the day. All the mills and factories
clOBed down today, giving their employes
an opportunity for a holiday.
IIOW ASTORIA CELEBRATED.
Visitors From The Dalles Regular
Troops and Crniser Philadelphia.
ASTORIA. July 4. Astoria's celebration
of the Fourth today was the most ex
tensive for several years, and was attend
h1 by a large crowd of visitors, there be
ing fully 5000 strangers in tho city from
the neighboring towns as well as a large
delegation from The Dalles. Everything
passed oft pleasantly. A heavy rain storm
during the night And early morning de
stroyed many of the decorations, but be
fore 10 o'clock the clouds broke away,
and the remainder of the day was cool
and pleasant The street parade was sev
eral blocks in length, and was partici
pated in by a company of regulars from
Fort Stevens, the officers and marines
from the cruiser Philadelphia, the Sec
ond Battalion Oregon Naval Reserves, be
sides several civic societies and numer
ous floats by the several commercial and
manufacturing Institutions. The orator of
the day was George E. Chamberlain, of
Portland. During the afternoon there
were numerous field Sports, boat races
and fancy dances and drills by girls and
boys,, and In the evening a ball In honor
of the officers of the Philadelphia and a
grand display of fireworks.
FIJTE WEATHER IX GRAFT'S PASS.
Celebration Was In All Respects
GRANT'S PASS, Or.. July 4. Perfect
weather ushered In the glorious Fourth,
which was greeted at sunrise by a rousing
salute. At 9:30 A. M., when the parade
started, there were 4000 people on the
streets. The whole celebration was in
every way creditable to the "Woodmen,
which order arranged it. President Haw
ley, of "Willamette University. lcllvfrd
the address to an audience crowding the""
capacity of the .grounds. The free din
ner was admirably arranged, and save
universal satisfaction. Small sports oc
cupied the time until 2:20 P. m., when
the baseball game between Ashland and
Grant's Pass was played, resulting in a
victory for Ashland by a score of IS to 6.
The clay-pigeon shoot took placa with 32
entries, the first prize going to 5. E Red
field, with a score of 20 out of 25. In
the evening there was a cake-wa'ic on
the dancing platform, followed by the free
ball, which was well patronized. Noth
ing happened to mar the pleasure of the
day. The merchants and stands did sn
enormous business in seasonable goods
Hbvr Taneosrer Celebrated.
VANCOUVER, "Wash., July 4.-The Na.
tlonal holiday was fittingly obsrved here
today, all business houses closed and the
town was profusely decorated. Despite
the rain which fell steadily during the
greater portion of the day, there was
an immense crowd. There was a street
parade, commanded by General John M.
Bacon, and an interesting programme of
patriotic exercises at the Auditorium.
Mayor A. B. Eastham presided, and Rev.
E. H. Todd delivered the oration. The
Declaration of Independence was read by
Serceant Glenn Ranck. Fi Wnchinnn
Volunteers, and Miss Edna Tayloreansl
"The Star-Spangled Banner"; Miss Alice
Smith represented the GoddesB of Liberty,
and Miss Ethel McGurn Impersonated Co
lumbia. A programme of athletic spores
and races was carried out, ending wllh
a baseball contest between the Vancouver
and High School teams, which was won
by the former by a score of 2 to.S'un
by the former by a score of 22 to . Tnere
was a display of fireworks this evening.
Yamhill Connty Festivities.'
MMIN3mLiL,E, Or., July 4. Ralh
caused delay In starting the day's cele
bration. By 31 o'clock 2000 people wore
here and the exercises proceeded. The
procession moved to Oak Park, where
the following programme was rendered:
Chorus, "America;' prayer" by Rev. A.
A. Winters; recitation, Mrs. J. A.
Young; reading Declaration of Inde
pendence, Professor L. L. Duncan; duet,
the Misses Hobbs and Patty; recitation
in dear mute language, "Star-Spangled
Banner," by Miss Mlna M. Murton. The
orator of the day was Hon. "W. D. Fcn
t6n of Portland.
A long list of eports had to be aban
doned owing to the lostf of time this
morning. The Indians of Grand Rondo
gave a war dance, but the crowd, swelled
to 3500, demanded that the game of base
ball between the Torpedoes and McMlnn
ville's begin. This was the best game
Played in Tamhlll County for years. The
Torpedoes won. $ to 8.
Bow Corvallis Celebrated.
CORVALLIS, July 4. The day opened
with a salute at sunrise. At 9:30 there was
a baseball game between the Corvallis
and Lebanon teams for a 146 first prize
and $10 for second, nrst money was
taken by the Corvallis team In a score of
29 to 2. The parade occurred at 11 o'clock,
and the display was the best ever seen in
the town. On account of the weather
the exercises were held in the Opera
House. instead of the CoUrthouite Park,
a was originally planned. The Declara
tion of Independence was read by Miss
Laura Thomas, of Jefferson, and the ora
tion was by Judge la. R. "Webster, of Port
land. The afternoon was given up to
races and athletics.
Wet, But a Lorcc CtottcL.
FOREST GROVE, Or., July 4. Five
thousand visitors, who forgot the gloomy
day and made lively the spacious grove
where the veterans' encampment had just
been held, were the feature of the college
city's observance of the National birth
day. After the morning's parade, S. C.
Spencer, Of Portland, delivered the ora
tion, and the reading of the Declaration
of Independence seemed less perfunctory
as its words fell from the lips of Miss
Lena Parker. Miss Laura "Weller, with
a chorus, sang "The Star-Spangled Ban
ner." and immlff Anllvnd nil tVi --.
biees of the day.
Day a Sneeess at daehalls.
CHEHALIS. "Wash., July 4. Chehalls'
celebration was a great success despite
the fact that It showered a good part
of the forenoon. There was a large crowd
In attendance. Ther was a -parade at 10
o'clock, and this was followed by a meet
ing at the Opera-house, at which Hon.
F. P. Nash, of Tacoma, was the orator
of the day. The afternoon was given to
horse and bicycle racing at the Fair
grounds. The doings closed with a fire
works display tonight and a ball at the
Rain, Rnces and Fireworks.
HILLSBORO, Or., July 4,-Notwlth-standlng
rain all the forenoon the cele
bration was largely attended by people
from ail parts of the county. Congress
man Tongue delivered the oration, which
was eloquent. In the afternoon games
entertained the people. In a rain storm,
over a slippery road, Claud Grear won
the four-mile bicycle road race; time,
15:40. He also won th one-mile road race.
The festivities closed with a brilliant
display 6f fireworks.
Quiet Day in Salem.
SALEM, Or., July 4. rThe "Fourth
passed very quietly here, there being no
public celebration held in the city. How
ever, the small boys with their firecrack
ers and bombs were very much In evi
dence, and a few home celebrations re
minded one of the occasion.
Considerable rain fell throughout the
day, detaining a great many in the city
who otherwise would have taken advant
age of the different excursions to places
where celebrations were held.
Celebrated In ;the Afternoon.
EUGENE, Or., July 4. Though th$ rain
of the momlng was dispiriting, Jn the
afternoon tha weather turned more tfe
vorable, and the committee went ahead
with the programme. The parade took
place a! 2 o'clock and was very creditable.
After this followed the entire entenaln.
ment provided for the day, and the cfce
bratlon, whleh promised to be a Hzste
Until after 1 ocleck turned out to be
quite the reverse, and everybody is thor
The Day nt Gerrnis.
GERVAtS, Or., July 4. The natal day
was duly celebrated by the people of Ger
vals. The day" opeiied with a drisrllng
rain, which continued until 10:30. Tho
parade was dispensed with, owing to the
rain, and the exercises were transferred
from the fir grove to the Town Hall,
where D. Bolls Cohen, of Portland, deliv
ered the address.
The clouds cleared away after dinner
and the races were well attended.
Jio Rain Interfered.
"WASCO, Or., July 4. Tho citizens of
the north end of Sherman County cele
brated the Fourth at "Wasco in a highly
satisfactory manner today. The exer
cises began with a long parade led by
the Arlington band. Hon. T. E. Barnes
of Goldendale. delivered the address!
Amusements of various kinds were in
dulged In, closing with a grand ball at
Showers Spoiled the Programme.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., July 4. Elab
orate preparations were made for the
celebration here today, but owing to oc
casional showers the greater portion of
the programme was dispensed with. The
baseball game resulted in the Bohemia
team defeating the Cottage Grove team.
The fireworks this evening was a very
Eyes and Hands Powder-Burnt.
CHEHALIS. Wash., July 4. Dan Wis
ner Was seriously Injured this morning
while helping fire the Fourth of July
Salute. thft-BOWder for thi Piinnnn Jr.
-maturely'dlscharging. His eyes are badly
mjureo, out it is impossible to tell wheth
er or riot he will be blinded. Both hands
wero also burned.
KILLED IN PAPER .lilLL.
Charles Denver, f Oregon City. Lost
Life In California.
OREGON dfTY, July 4. Dispatches re
ceived from Floriston, CaL. this morning
give the Information that Charles Deaver,
until recently a resident "here, was killed
yesterday afternoon by being caught in
the machinery of the -Crown paper mills
there. The body will be brought here for
burial, and Is expected to arrive Friday.
The deceased Was 35 years of age, and
had resided here for about 10 years. He
left a wife and two children, and his
mother also lives" here. It was the inten
tion of his family to have Joined him
next week. The funeral will be held un
der the auspices of tho Woodmen of the
Gray's Harbor Lumber Shipments.
HOQUIAM, Wash., July 4. Lumber
shipments by water from GrayB Harbor
during June were;
From Hoquiara. 8 cargoes 2,950.003 feet
From Aberdeen, 15 cargoes....6,S07.000 feet
Total ....... 4.M.,..j.,...9,357lWfeet!
A CAR'S WILD .LEAP
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after the accident occurred. Cltizetis, po
lloemenv firemen, guardsmen, ex-volunteers
and women and children aided. Tbo
sides of tho .gulch are steep In fact,
steep that a goat could scarcely cHng V
them; buttbo cries of the Injured made
men forget themselves, and they- plunged
downward without regard to tbdr own
safety. Ropes were jraiekly procured
and tho victims of the wreck were drawn
carefully to the top of the gulch, and
thdr wounds attended to as fast as ft
was possible for tho physicians to work.
Every doctor In the ctty was called, on
for Ms cervices. Tha Fanny Paddock
and St Joseph's Hospitals wero soon
crowded with patients wfcc but a few
moments before were In the enjoymens
of their health. Hacks, express wagons
and all aorta of conveyances were pressed
But there was another vehicle that was
m -use, too. It was the wagon of tho
dead. It came to take away tha las evi- I
donee of tbo destruction, caused by the
wreck. It made journey after jcurney,
and it was always full. Boys and gitia
and men and wsmen, wero its freight.
The morgues of tho Various undertaking-rooms
were rcarcely targe enough to
hold all, ana when tho dead had been
sorted from the Uvlhg, and the last one
had been removed from the wreck, ex
cited men and women and" children be
sieged tho morgues searching' for missing
frtondi?. Seme were successful in their
oad quest, and others wbo wero not suc
cessful turned away with every evidence
of joy upon their faces. ,
Thousands of people visited the bridgo
where the accident occurred, during tho
day. They watched tbn irw-n n trnft
clearing away tho debris of the car and
iftniw! .m.,,, - .v- ., . T
looked curiously at the red stains- on tho
grass and at the tattered pieces of cloth
ing that hung from bushes. They glanced,
too, at t"RO women who wandered
about all day, one with a babe In her
arms and the other leading a, Hftle boyl
by 'the hand. The charges'of thoe women
wero foundlings of the wreck. Nobody
had come to .claim tnem- Perbapo their
mother; and tbdr father fls- well, was
dead. But they had found frferx&i, and
If nobedy asks for them, their foster
mother will probably oee that they do
riot want. Then there i a ITtUe boy of
4 and a babe at the Fanny Paddock Hos
pital. Tbey seem to be dfcdsrted, but
ft is probable that aime- relative will
look after them.
One little boy wao sitting near the edge
of the gulch, where he had been dropped
by tho rescue party, crying out: "Some
body drag mo home. I know 'where my
hdme is. I want to go home to my
mammy!" His leg was broken, oft at tha
knee and dangled limp; .his head waa cut
open, but not deep, and no was otherwise
bruised. It was said his niother wad
among the dead In tho Dottom. of tho
One woman, with her bead all covered
with blood and her face bruised and
rubbed with dirt, where she had: evi
dently been smashed against the grcuiid
as the car crashed down the side of the
gulch, waa wildly lamenting her loss
three little children, all crushed and man
gled In the moat shocking manner, ona
with its little bead nearly torn off and
smashed all out of form caressing the
mangled bodlos and Tanly calling upon
them to heat- her, not reaSzIng that they
were past the troubles' of this world.
Spoiled the Celebration.
"When the news of the disaster reaphed
up town, most of the societies and or
ganizations which were to take part in
the parade wero assembled at their vari
ous redezvous. Immediately upon receipt
of the news of the accident the commit
tee called a meeting of the Mayor and
City Council, the Governor, Admiral
ICautz and the Red Cross Society, and it
was unanimously decided to abandon tho
parade, but at the suggestion of the Gov
ernor, who said so many strangers were
in the city, and as the various ofganlza
tlons wero already la "ne, the commit-
teo decided to let the various companies'
who wished Join-In a parade.
The Admiral and the officers of the bat-tie-ship
Iowa were all in carriages, await
ing the orders for the starting of the
parade but In view of the untavorablo
news from China added to thelocal catas-,
trophy the Admiral decided ho would
not parade his soldiers and marines, and
they wero headed to the wharf and to-
jolned their ship.
As the parade passed down Pacific ave
nue not a cheer was heard, and, In spite
of the gay quicksteps played by the
bands, it looked really more like a funeral
parade , than -a holiday celebration. As
the parade was going down the" street-It'
met several wagons and .carriages bring
ing in the dead and the wounded, and
as the parade passed Ninth and C streets
five bodies were being "brought 'into the
Scene of Former Accident.
The place where the accident occurred
is near the foot of the same grade where
the accident occurred 10 years ago, when.
a car full of people on the same line
miraculously escaped death. The car
came rushing down the grade and
crashed Into the station near the foot
of DeLin street, but did not go over the
bank. A large number of people were
slightly injured, and two or three killed.
This accident was two blocks up the
grade, where the track makes a sharp
curve to run onto the bridge. The bridge.
is nearly the fyll width of tho roadway,.
BRIDGE TS TACOMA WHERE THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
and to get off into the, gulch the car
had to roll full 20 Xeet bef ore-it went over
the edge. The gulch is over 120 feet deep,
but where the car flrst struck the steep
bank was about 60 feet down the side
of the gulch. Here the car first crashed
Into the bank and smashed along down
the side of the gulch, grinding the vic
tims under its wreck.
BRITISH HOSPITAL SCANDAL
Bardett-Contts Describes the Saffer
iatrs of Soldiers In Africa.
LONDON. June 27. Many complaints
and criticisms have been showered upon
the "War Office, but no more scathfng de
nunciation of ita methods has been writ
ten than the letter of a Times- correspond
ent recently lnr South Africa, published
today. The writer, William L. Asbmead
Bartlett-Burdett-Coutts, Member of Par
liament of "Westminster, American hus
band of Baroness Burdett-Coutts, ex
jKses the Inadequacy of the British hos
pital service, and relates the Intense suf
fering which has been caused .thereby.
In part al letter Is as follows:
"To a mind stocked with scenes which
would sicken the hardest heart, it comes
like a blow between tho eyes, leaving
one dismayed and bewildered, tb learn
that at every moment when these horrors
were at their worst, ahd when men were
dying- like files for wmt of adequate at
tention, a large company of Intelligent
and well-meaning gentlemen at home,
both lay and professional, were praising,
among other things which the war-worn
soldiers out here would have been equally
glad to have had, the perfection of the
medical and hospital arrangement in the
campaign. On that Alght (Saturday,
April iS), hundreds of men, to my knowl
edge, were lying in the worst states of
typhoid, with only a blanket and a thin
waterproof sheet (not even the latter for
tnany of them) betweeh their aching bod
ies and the hard ground, with no milk
and hardly any medicines, without beds,
stretchers, mattresses, without linen of
arty kind, without a 'single nurse amons
them, with only a few ordinary private
soldiers to act as orderlies, rough and
unfitted for nursihg. and With Only three
doctors to attend 2M -patients. Ther
1,?Ti?o ,? !? conditions of a forced
lI?atehah0Ut tIiis- It "wis a mile from
ajoemrontem, capital of the Free State,
a- large town, which was occunie'd for
more than six weeks, with a line of rail
way to two seaports, along which thou
sands of troops and cduntless" tralrtlodds
of stores and equipments of all kinds, and
for, every one tJautheBlcsvhad been
moving ud durinjr the whole of thafc 11.
"Urefy, halting tinie.
"About the, same day a convqy of
wounded nlen were being subjected to
nameless torturp for want of an ambu
lance transport or the simplest comforts,
huddled together Jn rough, springless ox
wagons, jolted over spruit and drift for
40 miles; the road being strategically safe
and their destination this same Bloem
fonteln, provided with most things, ex
cept humane appliances for the wounded.
"These are two typfcal instances of the
state of things there on April 27. From
mdrnlng till night gloomy processions fol-.
lowed each other across the market
square at slow march, bearing shapeless
fighters, sewn up in blankets and crowd
ed to unknown graves in the cerrietery
on Southern Hill, day after day, and
Week after Week, in ever-growing -numbers.
How many 61 these might today be
strong men, full of life, rejoicing at their
jiou ioiuni io uome ana xnenas, is a
terrible speculation which must be left
to those who consider" the conditions at
tending their sickness and death-.
"The horrors of these scenes, the tor
tures suffered by our wounded there ow
ing only to the shortcoming of the medi
cal equipment staff and transport, were
a byword In every mouth."
Describing the Held hospital at Bloem
fontein, Mr. Burdett-Coutts writes:
"With no further equipment than two
marques and a few bell tents, there were
316 patients, of whom half wero typhoid.
Their condition was almost Indescribable.
The tents were bell tents, such as were
mentioned In former letters as affording
sleeping accommodations for six to eight
orderlies when working In solid health.
In many of these tents were typhoid
cases lying closely packed together, the
dying against the convalescent, a patient
In his crisis pressed against a man and
hastening death. There was no room to
step between them. Think of this, you
who know the sort of nursing a typhoid
patient requires. "With no beds or mat
tresses, and only 42 stretchers in the
wholo hospital. There was great scarcity
of blanksts, and no patient could have
more than one. with a waterproof sheet,
bstween his body and the ground. The
ground is as hard as stone, and at night
the temperature falls to the freezing
point. Besides other deficiencies which
cannot be described, there were no sheets
or pillow cases, or pretense of bed linen
of any kind: only a coarse rug grated
against the sansltlve skin, burning with
fever. The heat of these tents in the
midday suri was overpowering, their
odors sickening. Men lay with their faces
covered by flies In black clusters, too
weak to raise a hand to brush them off,
trying in vain to dislodge them by pain
fully twitching their features. Seventeen
orderlies had come with, or been raised
for the half-section fiejd hospital; 10 had
been taken from It, this number being
mado up from the bearer company, but
they had other duties to perform than.
L brushing files from patients' faces. At
night there were not enough attendants
to prevent the patients In tne delirium
stage from getting up and wandering
bout the camp, half naked, in the bitter
British Snrroundlnfl: Devret.
LONDON, July B, 4:2S A. M. The va
rious telegram received from Fretorla
and elsewhere in South Africa, While not
giving an account of fighting, renresent
I- the converging columns as making De-
wet's roving ground more and more con
tracted, and the possibility of his defeat
and capture nearer. Heavy artillery fir
ing was heard near Flcksburg oi the 3d.
The Boers are massing In great numbers
In the Lindley district. State Secretary
Belts has gone to Hamburg with a pari
of the Transvaal treasure.
XCruger Goes to Welaprult.
LONDON, July 4. According to a dis
patch from Cape Town, President Kruger
-is reported to have -moved to Nelspruit,
the Transvaal station for Lydenburg.
Competitive DrIH at Tacoma,
TACOMA, July k-rCombany H, of Bpo-
oane. won the comDetitlve drill, a prize
cup offered by citizens of Tacoma, .and!
sergeant, vf. Avaugmij; or met same
company, won the individual drill for-' the
EXPLOSION OF AN "OIL TANK
Six Hen Blown to Atoms and Others
PARKERSBORGrTV. Va., July 4. The
mOt hcrribJo calamity that this city ever
witnessed occurred this mcrnlng at T:S0
o'clock, in which six men were blown
to atoma and one other, John Chalk, eo
badly injured thai he .soon died, and two
mora are expected to jiie at any minute.
The dead are: X H. Hamilton, general
superintendent of iho Ohio River Rail
road; E. La Lime, , master mechanic;
Charles Mchler, yardmaster; G. O. Shan
non, known as "Dick," train dispatcher:
Bradley Reeves, freight brakeman.
George Chalk, a fireman, died about noon
at St. Luke's Hospital. Jim Ruth, a. fire
man, and "Will Oarr, Jr., an engineer will
die. Twelve othera swrcr badly hurt, and
probably 40 otbem many cf them chil
dren, were mora or lesa hurt.
The yards of the Ohio- River Railroad
are spotted with ptecea of torn flesh and
sprayed with blood, that Was wiped Up
by the burning oiL The scene is a ver
itable charred spot, and descriptive, power
falls to give any adequate conception
and iinpresEiIcn of its horrors. A car tank
containing C00O gallons of ail was on the
yard track for shipment. Aa engine, with
"Will Carr as engineer, and Morgan Hupp
as fireman, was pulling a train of fast
freight, south-bound. The switch, was
open, and the, train ran. into the tide
track, colliding with the tank, car. The
collision caused a hole to be bored in the
top part of the tanlq and. the cil Ignited.
This happened a few minutes after 3
o'clock this mqming. It made a fearful
fire. "Master Mechanic La Lime and the
general uperlntendeitt. J. H. Hamilton,
were, called, upon to devise jsome meano of
ridding the'track of the burning tank and
extinguishing the. -blaze. Tho effort waa
made to tip the car over. There were
few people who were cloao to. the car,
as the heat was so intense that this
manner of disponing of the fire was given
up. Pouring water on it had. absolutely
"While some of the men were grouped
near the .tank, -after ? o'clock, an explo
sion, occurred. It waa caused by the fire
igniting with the gas that had formed
from the burning oil, It came with a
flash of fire and a deafening report
Some people who were standing near
were not affected by it at all. They sew
the bodies of men flying m the air, and
saw others knocked to the ground by
the concuosion of the air as the tank
went through the air. It had parted and
went in two directions. There were num
bers knocked down by the force of the
air. Those who were killed were struck
by tha flying end" of. the tank, whicji went
in a southerly direction. It was 200 yards
distant from the victim: and came to
the ground near the shops. All of the
fatalities occurred br bemsr struck br this
part of tho tank. The piece which went 1
CO yards in the other direction killed no
FOUR 'CHILDREN KILLBD.
Terrible Effects of an Sxpiosion of
PHILADELPHIA. Jury 4. A blank
cartridge fired at clcse range by a penall
colored boy Into a large collection of fire
works of a highly explosive character to
day coat the lives of foun children, the
probable death of three cthersi and sa
ere burns and lacerations to 20 other
persons only two of whom were adult?.
The dead are: Carmei Dlanno. aged 11
years; Charles- Feruzzi, aged 11 years;
two unidentified children. Those who will
probably die are: Isabel Derites; aged 8;
Jennie Diano, aged 3; Frank Naccitro,
The explosion occurred in front of a
wnall shop or Antonio Mammerello. on
Eighth street in. the most thickly popu
lated section. The flrpwQrka were on a
stand on the -pavement, and consisted
largely of giant firecrackers, torpedoes,
rockets and "chasers." A crowd "of chil
dren were clustered around -the ttand. A
colored boy, Isaiah Harris, was seen to
point the pistol la the direction of tho
fireworks and fire. The force of the ex
plosion which followed shattered the win
dows cf many stores and residences in
the vicinity, and the scene was covered
by a dense smoke. "When this lifted, the
forms of moro than a- score of children
were, found lying: en the etreet, burned
and bleeding. The owner of life fireworks
was arrested. Following the explosion,
the poHco confiscated about three wagon
loads of fireworks in the neighborhood.
Score of Persons Injured.
"WEBSTER, Mass., July L A car od tho
"Webster and Dudley Street Railway, and
a car on the Worcester and "Webster Road
came together on a down irrade at East
"Webster this morning. Nearly a score
of persons wero injured, three of whom,
it is feared may die.
DIED IN COLOMBIAN JAIL.
Ill Treatment of an Englishman liy
NEW YORK, July 4. A dispatch from
Panama states that Reginald W. Paris,,
who represented a manufacturing com
pany, of New York, and who waa made
a prisoner by tho Government troops on
the Island of Morro, outside of Tumaco,
on March 35, is dead. Arthur F. Town
send, vice-president of the company, said
he had seen the son of Mr. Guder, the
United States Consul In Panama, on
Monday, just after he had arrived from
that city, and he told him that .he had
heard the same report when he left Pan
ama. There was no telegraphic commu
nication with the Island of Morro nor
with Tumaco, where the report originally
Mr. Paris waa an Englishman. 40 years
of age, who had represented the company
about two years. He was arrested on
March it, as he was taking letters from
the British Vice-consul at Tumaco to the
steamship Quito, which had arrived there
and which was not allowed to enter, as
the port had been closed. The rebels
were In possession of the town, and tho
Government forces were on the island at
the entrance to the harbor. Mr. Paris
had a launch, and, accompanied by
Thomas Clark, an Englishman, and Mr.
Pena, the agent of the steamship com
pany, he started to go to tho Quito.
The launch did not return, and on the
following day the Vice-Consul sent to de
mand of the Government troops the re
lease of the launch and its occupants.
The messenger waa made a prisoner, too,
and the launch seized. The British Min
ister to Colombia made a protest and de
manded the release of the prisoners and
then It was announced that Mr Paris'
launch was released. Mr. Paris owned
properpr In Panama and his family live
Indian Aerency Force Reduced.
Pendleton East Oregonlan.
Lee Moorhouso came home from the 81
lei Indian reservation, in "Western Ore
gon, where he went on a business trip.
He states that the force of employes of
the Government at th'e agency has been
reduced about one-half, the position of
the superintendent being abolished, as
also were those in the Industrial depart
ment. Five Years in Penitentiary.
CHEHALIS, "Wash., July -i. Joe BerrJer,
who was caught in the act of burglaris
ing Frank Swigerfs house at Forest a
few days ago, pleaded guilty beforo Judge
Elliott and was given a 5-year sentence
in the penitentiary.
Snlem Pioneer "Woman Dead.
BAL.E1I, July 4. Elizabeth Chapman, a
Salem pioneer of ISIS, died In this city to
night, in her 81st year, of a complication
: STARTED BYiA ROCKET.
BLAZE THAT DESTROYED $50,000
SEATTLE BUILDING. ,
Three .Firms Were BnrnedODt-Fire
Canned by a. Cureless Boy Other
SEATTLE, "Wash.. July 4. A ,000'flre
caused by a skyrocket in the hands of a
careless boy tonight burned a business
block-occupied by Hold en & "Wilson, Ran
dolph Gross and Rhodes Bros', on Sec
ond avenue. The Imlldlhg and most or
the contents is a total loss. All are be-"
lleved fo be fully insured.
STEADY RUN OF LUCKY BOY MIXE.
Machinery Goes Day and Xlght TV1U
Add More dfampt.
BLUE RIVER, July 2. The machinery
of the-Lucky Boy 10-stamp mill has been
kept going day and night, without a stop,
except for repairs, ever since it was
started last December. Concentrators
were added to tho mill during the Win
ter, and the company will soon begin
Bhlpplng concentrates. The company has
decided to add 10 more" stamps to the mill,"
ana wiu also put in a small saw mill.
A contract has been entered into be
tween Joe White, owner of the Sunset
mining claim, and Dr. Candianl, of Port
land, wherein the latter Is to receive
a one-third Interest In tho Sunset In
conslderatloh that he erect a flve-stamp
mill On the property. The machinery for
the mill has been ordered. The Sunset Is
located on the "headwaters of Quartz
Creek, on the Gold Hill side, and Is one
of the most promising claims in the
Messrs. Rice and Graham came down
from Gold Hill yesterday with a col
lection of ore which fairly sparkles all
over with the yellow metal. The rock
found by them Is said to be the richest
'ever found on Gold Hill, and assays
thousands of dollars to the ton.
Professor Fairbanks, of the University
of California, Is making a geological tour
of the mountains of Oregon, and is now
making investigations in the Cascade
range, cast of here.
ACCIDENT TO THE LIMITED.
Ran Into Clondbnrst Near Yakima
and Was Partly Derailed.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., July 4. A
cloudburst at tho lower end of the gap
near Yakima City washed a large quan
tity of earth and stones onto the rail
road track this afternoon A few min
utes later the North Coast Limited pas
senger was partially derailed by the ob
struction. Nobody was hurt. The storm
was confined to an area of about one
square mile. It destroyed parts of a cost
ly county road a short distance below the
SKULL "WAS CRUSHED.
Accident to Teamster -Jfear Cornu
copia, Union County.
CARSON, Or.. July 4. Asa Deeber, a
teamster In the employ of John Wilson,
was run over by a wagon this morning
near Cornucopia. His skull was crushed.
He died, at 7:00 this evening. He was a
yoUng man. and left a wife and four
SKAMANIA COUNTY 3IILL BURNED.
Fire Entailed a Loss' of 85000 Incen
diary Orlgrin. Supposed.
STEVENSON, Waslu -July 4.-The Wil
son & Grapper saw mill, one mile north
west of this place, was completely de
stroyed by Are Monday night. The Are is
supposed to have been of Incendiary orig
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of ceU-abase, dissipation excesses.
TTtJ Ir jS i T - -towa'ciy
Biiitr, MflaaopncjUnf itncss to
,T Witch Inj Of EyeTldS,
CisciioB. Coor-rrt iiiijocdiiit.
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C.maey refunded, wfthMmes. areolars ftee.
For salo by Aldrlch Phnrmacy. Sixth
In. The property waa valued at tBOOO,
and was insured. Thomas Connell. of
Portland, recently purchased the mill of
-. . wiuiiuas,. ana naa operaiea tna
plant but a short time. The mill was
well located, being in close proximity tz
large'bodies -of fine timber.
"Wants His Pay and Damajres.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., July 4 W.
E. Farr hnsccotnmenced suit against thJ
Walla Walla Statesman for ?U SO. Ol
this amount $18 SO Is claimed to be a
balance due for services as solicitor, and
090 Is for damnge to plaintiff's good
name and credit. Farr claims that wheu
he entered the employ of the Statesman
he was Informed that the paper would
be enlarged and reduced In price. Op
these representations, he secured much
business. Now; that the paper haa failed
to make the Changes, he is placed before
the business men in a false light, and
therefore demands damages
Outstanding city warrants to thi
amount of ?2000 were called in by Rose
It Is reported that the Medford Frei
Press, the 6rgan of "the regular Pcople'i
party, has suspended publication.
From 400 head of .sheep Dick Kiger hai
sheared and Sold 3300 ppiinds of wool oi
an average ofnine pounds per head.
The Christian churches of JUnlon; Walt
Iowa and Ba&er Counties will hold a
camp meeting at Elgin, convening or
July 5. .
- The .broqm-handle factory at CoqullU
City resumed' 'operation-. last week with
a lull force. It liad been Idle since th
flrst of the year. ;,-
"ittv-nlne head of Indian ponies fron
the Warm Springs reservation' wer
shipped from The Dalles Monday to th
The annual teachers' institute for Coos
County will be held ut Marshflel'd July 2T
to ZI. There are 56 teachers In the coun
ty, 63 women and 22 men.
Near Warm Springs Indian reservation
a herd of 200 elk has been discovered.
Unless proper precaution are taken, th
Indians will kin a number of the animals.
The- annual, report of the Recorder oi
The Dalles shows that there ero foui
times as many fines collected during the
year ending June 20 as there wero during
the' previous year.
Max Pracht, of Ashland, since his
transfer to the Treasury from the'Inte
"rior Department, has been located at El
Paso, Tex;, where he will have cire
of "the customs service at the Mexican
Peach plums In Wasco County are rip
ening rapidly, and will yield a heavy crop.
Picking has "already begun in some or
chards, and It Is expected two or three
carloads will be shipped East during the
Fred R. Nell and Guy Hamakar made a
record run on their bicycles between
Klamath Falls and Ashland Thursday,
.says the Ashland Tidings. They covered
the distance of 60 miles In eight hours,
which Included about 15 miles of walking
over the mountains.
The Oregon Mining
Auditorium. Chamber of Commerce Bid?.,
P. O. fcox GT0. Portland, Or.
Telephone Main 810.
J. E. Haseltlne, Pre.; David GoodsellTreas.;
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Directors L. O. Clarke, J. B Haseltlne. Da
vid Good3ell, P. J. Jennings, L Q. Davidson.
F. Vc Drake, E. A. Clem.
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owns four flrst-clasa quarts mining proper
ties; three of them, embracing nine claims,
being In tho Gold Hill Mining- district. Jack
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seven claims, being- in the very
heart of tho Bohemia mining camp. Capital
stock, 3100.000 00; 40 per cent oi stock la
treasury; all promoters' stock, pooled. Listed
with the Oregon Mmlnar Stock Exchange. In
vestigate. Davidson, "Ward & Co. (members
of the Oregon Mining Stock Exchange). 403
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