Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 30, 1900, Image 1

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VOL. XL. 2TO. 12,t3.
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Lsrgest end most complete assortment o all kinds of Rubber. Goods.
Goodyear Rubber Company
R. H. PEASE, President.
F. J. SHEPABD. JR.. Treasurer.
J. A. SHEPARD, Secretary.
73-75 FIRST ST.
Kodefcs, Cameras and Photo Supplies at whottctle and retail. Distributors for all the
feeding proprietary preparation for Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
ia, Crockery. Glassware
Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Supplies a specialty.
Serious Fire and Explosion
in New York.
Tarrant's Establishment the
Scene of the Disaster.
Shaw's Pure Malt
VI he Condensed Strength asd PMrknent ?
-Barley and Re
BflfOiaUer & HQCfl, 108 and HI Fourth Street
Sola Distributers far Oregoa
Established 1670
Q. P.
Incorporated 189ftj
Rummelin & Sons, Furriers
Fur Nock Scarfs, from $1.00 and upwards.
Pur Collarettes, with clutter of talis, $3.25 and upwards.
Fur Collarettes, with yokes and cluster of tails, $350 and upwards.
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Long For iBofts, Storm Collars, etc
Fur Jackets Etons Capes Robes and Rugs
'Masy PeriM "Were InjHred'.and
Largre Xamfecr xArc -fflMi&gt
Other Buildings "Wrecked.
fifth and Washington Streoti . ' . PfckTLAND OREGON
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C. T. BELCHER. Sec and Treas.
St. Charles Hotel
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plan 51-25. S1.60. JL73
plan SOc. 75c, $1.00
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masseur, 31S-320 Ablngton building.
Third street, Portland, Or. Office
hours, 9 to 12 A. M.; 1 to 4, 7 to 8 P. M.
phone Clay C32.
Pianola Music Circulating Library
Our Music -ClrculatfiiiK- Xilbrary. now la operation at Portland, gives our custom
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Aeolian Hall, 353-355 Washington Street, cor. Park, Portland, Or.
Supreme Court Advanced Delima
Case to January 7.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29. The Supreme
Court today, on motion of John G. Car
lisle, advanced and assigned for argu
ment January 7 next the case of Ellas
S. A. Dellma t aL, plaintiffs In error,
vs. George R. BldwelL Collector of Cus
toms for the port of .New Tork. The
question Involved in the case is that of
the right of the United States to col
lect duties on Imports from Porto Rico
under regulations prepared by the Treas
ury Department before the act of Con
gress prescribing the rates to be im
posed was passed. There are several
cases now pending before the courts, at
New Tork in which the legality of he
act is brought up, and if these are de
cided against the complainants, the In
tention of the attorneys is to apppeal
-them to the Supreme Court, in which
event they probably win toe eet tor
hearing January 7.
Another case before the Supreme Court
seeks to prevent by Injunction the col
lection of duty on Porto RIcan imports.
This Is set for hearing November 12.
It is possible this may be delayed until
January and all the cases involving the
constitutionality of the Porto Rlcan
tariff in its several phases heard Together.
StecI-PIntes Advance.
CLEVELAND. Oct. 29 The price of
steel-plates today went from 1.1 cents p-r
;pound to 14 cents by agreement among
the manufacturers, who .have recently
bees, conferring upon the subject
Fifteen Persona Killed, and Dbtay In
jured y an BartbLHaXce
CARACAS, Venezuela, Oct. 29. At 4:05 P.
3d, today, Caracas was visited by a severe
earthquake. .Fifteen persons were killed
and many others injured.
Great damage was done to buildings, in
cluding the Pantheon and the churches.
The United States Legation was dam
aged, but all the occupants escaped un
hurt President Castro, who leaped from a
baloony on the second floor of the Gov
ernment building, had one of his. legs
William D. Haggard had a narrow es
cape, the second floor of the British Le
gation having fallen upon him and burled
him In the debris.
Reports from the interior show that the
effects of the earthquake were wide
spread. The disturbances were felt as far
cls the T-cgiort of tho Andes.
Colonel Glrard' Denial.
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct 29. T. C. Cren-
t shaw, chairman of the Georgia Railroad
Commission, has received a letter from
Lieutenant-Colonel A. C. Glrard, of the
United States Army Hospital, at the
Presidio, CaL, denying that he repeated
the words attributed to him concerning
tho death of Captain Frank F. Crenshaw,
whom Colonel Glrard was quoted -as hav
ing said was addicted to the use of drugs.
This statement was attributed to Colonel
Glrard in his denial of the charges 'that
Captain Crenshaw had been maltreated
at the hospital at ,the Presidio, where-he
applied for treatment on his return from
the Phfllpplnesf
NEW YORK, Oct. 39. As the result of.
a small fire, seyeral explosions of chem
icals occurred in . Tarrant & Co.'s drug
store, at Warren and Greenwich streets,
today and blew down a dozen buildings
and badly damaged a, score of others. The
loss of life is not known, but from all
sources of Information it is gathered that
there are perhaps the bodies of 30 persona
In the -ruins, though, because of the hot
debris and the slowness of the moving of
it, no body had been removed up to mlo
nlght Chief Croker, of tho Fire Depart
ment,, said tonight that the loss is fully
$1,509,000. The buildings destroyed were:
Seven-stpry brick and stone structure,
occupied by Tarrant & do., wholesale
druggists; the F. T. Wltte Hardware
Company and Breltenbach & Co., manu
facturers of patent medicines.
Seven-story brick building, occupied by
Eppens, Smith & Weinman Company, coffee-roasting
Flve""itory brick building, occupied by
Locke & Conklln, produce dealers; Doug
las & Co., cheese; Kahn, bakers' supplies,-
and Hopping & Campfield, broomsticks
and broomstraw.
Six-story brick, occupied by Aller, dried
fruits; Haven' S Drug Store & Spice Com
pany; Flake & Co., and Acentlns & Cu
neo, frultdealers.
Five-story brick, used as a hotel.
Five-story brick, occupied by the Morris-Jackson
Flag Company and Hart &
Co., butter and cheese.
Five-story brick, occupied by Shleveley,
printers' .materials; O'Keefe & Shleveiy,,
printers; Morris Jeokson Flag Company
LandJBoorneyutter andLeg-g-s. .
irour-story brick, unoccupied;
Four-story brick, occupied by1 Bent-nan,
produce, and Kornaheens, storage ana
Four-story brick, occupied by Ernest,
saloon; Hesse & Ohlsbuhls, supplies;
Granatto, bananas.
Seven-story brjck, occupied by Epplns,
Smith & Co., teas and coffees.
Five-story brick occupied by Hartman,
embossing and stamping, cardbord facto
ry; Llfsltch, cigars; Rosenberg, saloon.
The work of the flrem&n saved the build
ings fronting on Chambers street from to
tal destruction, and the fire was halted
after It had eaten about 100 feet south
ward Into the block below Warren. Thirty-five
persons were reported missing, and
100 men, women and children are on the
list of the injured. The search for bodies
Is going on, and will be continued all
It was 16 minutes after noon that a citi
zen rushed into flrehouse No. 16, on Cham
bers street, near Greenwich, and shouted
that Tarrant's drug-house was on fire. He
had seen a volume of black smoke com
ing from tho thlrd-Btory windows. An
alarm was turned In. Soon afterward, a
second and third alarms were turned In.
One fire company had just arrived when
a terrific explosion occurred, and threw
the engine crew down the stairway. The
firemen, realizing the danger of their po
sition, rushed out of the building to the
Btreet Tho explosion had filled the street
In front with a shower of falling glass and
small debris, which rent the crowd which
had gathered on the opposite sidewalks.
Engineer Rocksberry and Fireman Brown
were injured by falling glass, as was an
other fireman belonging to the company.
Captain Devanney of the company or
dered his crew back into the building
They were dragging the line to the door
way the second time when came an ex
plosion more terrific than the first and
the whole crew was hurled across Green
wich street Devanney was so badly in
jured that he was sent to a hospital. In
the meantime, the other engines that had
responded to the alarm had collected, and
the firemen were busy rescuing people
from surrounding bulldingB. Firemen haa
already taken many girls down the only
fire escape upon the building, and more
persons had been carried down tho escape
of the Home Made Restaurant next door,
and the buildings adjoining upon Warren
The Worst Explosion.
The second explosion occurred about five
minutes after the first From the accounts
of witnesses, the building seemed to leap
Into the air, and in a moment masses of
brick wall; timbers and stone were falling
Into the street The force of the explosion
tore away the walls of the big commis
sion storehouses fronting on Washington
street, and caused them to collapse, fall
ing all at once In a mass of timber, boxes
and barrels, while the flames burst out
from the Tarrant building like the belch
ing of a cannon. Across Warren street
to the opposite buildings the flames leaped
setting them afire at once, tho work or
the explosion demolishing windows and
all wooden structures about the houses.
In a moment Warren street was choked
with a mass of debris, and the whole
place was aflame. The great explosion
was followed by half a dozen more scarce
ly less Intense, and by a countless number
of smaller ones.
By this time tho flre apparatus was ar
riving from every direction. Deputy Chief
Ahearn came about two minutes after
the second series of explosions, and he at
once ordered a fifth alarm sent out, fol
lowed by a general call for ambulances.
The explosion and fire together had now
assumed the proportions of a great ca
tastrophe, and it was though that hun
dreds of lives had been lost Throngs of
people were running about In. the nearby
streets, many of tjiem panlcstrlcken, flee
ing from the flre. They mingled in the
crowd that was rushing down from
Broadway to see what had happened.
Half an hour after th,e explosion, the
streets for blocks uroundthe flre were
crowded with flre apparatus and with a
score of ambulances, while hundreds C
police were being rushed from all the
lower precincts of the4 city to form lines,
and many priests from near-by parishes
were going hereahd there In the smoke
obscured thoroughfares seeking for In
jured who might need their .aid. From the
burning buildings a column of smoke was
rising high in the air, mingled with flames
that could not be controlled by hundreds
of streams thrown upon them.
The second explosion carried destruction
in every direction. That ty did not cause
wholesale loss of life was due to the fact
that almosMW minutes' warning came aft
er the first cry of flre, andj fully five min
utes occurred between the flrst and minor
explosion, which warned every one wltnm
hearing, and the second one, ,
Elevated Station Demolished.
Just after the outbreak of flre from the
windows of the building, a down-town
bound train stopped at the Warren-Street
Station of the Ninth Avenue Elevated
Railroad. It passed on In time to escape
the explosion and the few people who
were left on the platform of the station
are thought to have all escaped before
the great explosl6n came. The station
master fled across the structure, carry
ing with him the receipts of the day and
his unused tickets, while two women who
had stopped on the platform to watch tho
flre, frightened by the flrst explosion, fled
down the downtown tricks in safety.
The big explosion completely carried
away the stations
Immense masses of masonry, pieces of
cornice, great beams, window casings,
and an indescribable mass of wreckage
of every description tumbled suddenly In
to the street in front of the building, all
at once. The force of the explosion below
had thrown the firemen back across the
street, so that they were not caught
but their escape from the rain of debris
across tho street was almost miraculous. "
The wreckage was thrown through the
windows of the building In which Is the
Irving National,. Bank on the northeast
corner of the street The offices in the
Irving Banlc and of Mecklem Bros., bank
ers and brokers, were nearly wrecked.
At the flrst explosion an attempt was
made to gather alt the money and paper
that were lying on the 'counters together
and to throw them into the safes and it
was supposed that this had 'been done
when the second explosion brought flying
glass and plastering from the skylighted
court down about tho heads of every
body and caused them to escape In a
hurry. Captain McCluskey of the detec
tive bureau, who hurried every available
man of his staff ,to the Sire, was appealed
to to protect the funds of the bank, he
being told that they were in the vault
the door of which was supposed to be un
locked. When the captain and his men
wenjt In, however, he found about $10,000
scattered In confusion over counters and
floors. This was hastily thrown into the
vault and the doqr was locked. The
bank will open for business tomorrow.
In Mecklem Bros.' onlqo in the basement
thero were H. H. Mecklem, hl3 brother
William, and Frank Heckenberry. a boy,
Thomas Hackett, a clerk, another man
name Bruce, and some girls, among them
Ellen Vandeen and Mary Dunklemann.
When the fire broke out, 590,000 In money
lay upon the counter. Heckenberry was
stationed at the door while this was
gathered ready for putting in the vault
The flrst explosion filled the ,place with ,
sulphurous smoke that nearly asphyxi
ated everybody. The second explosion
blew in tiie windows and cut the two
Mecklems seriously. The boy and Heck-
enbjjrry fount! the ,tnn girls lying., in er
neap ralnted away. They carried them
to a place qf safety. The others, when
they calnfc ,to their senses, gathered the
money from the floor, put it in cigar
boxes and carried it to safety. Tho other
tenants of the building, a number of
lawyers and brokers, all escaped Injury.
A Remarkable Demonstration
on Volunteers' Return.
List of Casualties Among the Multi
tude Greater Than That- of the
Dorps DHringr the War.
LONDON, Oct 29. The City Imperial
"Volunteers, who arrived at Southampton
from South Africa Saturday on the Brit
ish transport Aurania, reached here by
there was a short thanksgiving service at
the Guild Hall for the civic reception.
After an eight hours' march, broken by
a sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral, by the
Bishop of Stepney, and a speech by Lord
Mayor Nersvton at the Guild Hall, the vol
unteers sat down to a course dinner at
the headquarters of the Ancient and Hon
orable Artillery of London, where Lord
Wolseley and many other notable persons
received and addressed them. After the
usual loyal toasts, Lord Wolseley, re
sponding to "For the Imperial Forces,"
read the following telegram he had re
ceived from Queen "Victoria:
"Please assure the City of London Im
perial Volunteers that I heartily share In
those feelings of Joy and thankfulness
which have been evidenced In the enthu
siastic welcome accorded them today. Tell
them with what pride and Joy I have
received the reports of their soldier-like
conduct during the dangers and hardships
of a trying campaign. Whilo Joining In
the happiness of the many relatives and
friends who celebrate the home-coming of
their dear ones, I deeply sympathize
Seven People Killed and As
Many Were Injured. .
Other Building's Wrecked.
The explosion completely demolished
windows on Greenwich street on both,
sides for three blocks In both directions.
Tho street was covered with fine bits of
glass. The explosion did not spare the
interiors of stores, everything being
heaped up in confusion. The explosion
tore down the buildings to the west, the
walls of those on the Washington-street
side being liurled outward to the streets
as if a nexplosion had taken place locally
instead of away at the Greenwich-street
end of the block. It was thought. In
deed, that explosions had followed In
these buildings, but no cause for them
could be found.
The Immense buildings of J. H. Mohl
mann & Co., fronting on Washington
street, simply collapsed, boxes and bar
rels rolling out and making a p5e that
stretched half way across the street t At
tho time of the explosion, blazing barrels
were hurled clear across Washington
street and set flre to the buildings to
the wesf, threatening an extension of
the fire in that direction, but the fire
men deluged the buildings and saved
The flrst news of the flre sent out wa3
that the Tarrant building, In Its fall, had
crashed down upon two crowded restaur
ants and burled 100 or more in each. Sub
sequent examination showed that If any
persons were caught In these places, it
was the kitchen help and very few out
siders, If any. patrons of the Home
Made restaurant were in tho utmost dan
ger, but witnesses say all escaped, and
after the flames subsided, a clear view
could be got into the dining-room and
no bodies could be seen, the place being
untouched by flre, though much damaged
by the collapse of the restaurant build
ing. A man who watched the flre from
across the street said that the crowd in
the restaurant was evidently warned
and swarmed out after tho,flrst explosion,
everybody being out when tho second ex
plosion came.
A restaurant on the south side of
Warren street was in as much danger
and the building "was totally destroyed
by flre, but It was said that the crowd
got out of this also. It was thought
that the cooks in tho Home-Made Res
taurant and some of the guests, who
tried to escape by a rear alley, might
have been caught
Outside of a few who were injured in
tho streets, the loss of life by the flre
and explosion must have occurred in
the Tarrant building mainly and possi
bly in the other buildings destroyed by
flre. The number of persons In the Tar
rant building was estimated to be in the
neighborhood of 50. Secretary Allen, of
the company, said that there were 43
employes and he thought all got out
rwlth the exception of one. People who
saw the fire declare, however, that more
must have been lost
In the Tarrant Store.
In the basement were the engineers'
department and the shipping room, where
five men were employed. All these prob
ably escaped. On the first floor were
the offices of the company and the re
tail dispensing department There were
about half a dozen persons on this floor
at the time of tho flre. On the second
floor was Breitenbach's Pepsin Chewing
Gum Factory, where 10 girls and six boys
were employed. The third and fourth
floors were storage, floors for the Tar
rant Company. There were several por
ters on the two floors. VThe fifth was
used as a Tjottling department for one
of the, firm's specialties. Six girls were
employed here. The sixth floor was the
place of jnanuf acture of, one of' the spe
cialties, where three men were usually
employed. One of these, a porter named
John Phillips. Is known tojhavo escaped.
trains this morning, marched through with those who look in vain for those
London, t along streets packed by thou- J who', alas, no longer stand, in. the ranks
(Concluded on' Fifth Pase
sands, and received a tumultuous greet
lng. Such a demonstration was probably
never before "evoked for such a small
body of volunteers. The postponement of
London's welcome today diminished the
number of spectators, but the enthusiasm
could be scarcely more general or genuine.
Early in the day Queen Victoria sent a
message to the returning troops welcom
ing them and inquiring as to their health.,
The Prince of Wales came to town and
viewed the procession from Marlborough
All along- the line of march there were
festoons of flags and other such devices,
presenting a brilliant spectacle, though,
as a matter of fact the decorations had
been up since Saturday, and had been
drenched by Sunday's" rains, which had
not improved the colors. In addition to
the City Imperial Volunteers themselves,
there were in the procession the bands of
12 volunteer regiments and 24,000 regulars
and volunteers lined the route. Among
the most interesting features of the dis
play was the presence in the procession
of the invalided City Imperial Volun
teers in carriages flying the Red Cross
flag, and the assembling at a conspicuous
point In Fleet street of the remaining
survivors of the Balaklava charge.
The exuberant throngs proved unman
ageable, and the police and soldiers were
quite unable to stem the ugly rushes.
The crush of the populace became so
terrible at the marble arch that the peo
ple broke through the cordon, and when
the fleld was again cleared 40 persons re
quiring the aid of the ambulance surgeons
were loft lying on the ground, several
suffering from serious Injuries. In nar
row Fleet street the crowds broke down
all the barriers and sightseers, soldiers,
police and City Imperial Volunteers were
mixed up in a confused mass, from which
the volunteers had to be extricated in
single file. Along the whole length of
Fleet street the scenes could bo only
likened to a continual football scrim
mage, but It was even more exciting.
Shrieks and groans filled the air, people
were hurled to the ground and trampled
upon. Life Guards on horseback were
swept off and lost In the struggling mass
of humanity, after Impotent struggles to
Btem the pressure of the semlpanlc-strlck-en
mob. Some of the injuries sustained
aro so very serious it is feared they will
prove fatal.
Field Marshal Lord Wolseley, Commander-in-Chief
of the forces, Issued a
special army order this afternoon, ex
pressing the high appreciation which the
patriotic services of tho City Imperial
Volunteers and the gallantry and soldier
ly qualities of all ranks had afforded
him, and offering the volunteers In behalf
of the British Army a cordial welcome
A fractious cavalry horse stampeded
tho crowd at Ludgate Circus, and 50 per
sons who were injured had to be attended
by tho ambulance corps.
With the exception that the volunteers
were rather browned, there was little In
their appearance to Indicate that they
were returning from a hard campaign.
Their new khaki kits, served out at South
ampton, gavo the men a disappointingly
splcK-and-span look, though tho lack of
alignment, Irregularity of marching and
the frequent substitution of cones for lost
rifles sufficed to distinguish them from
the volunteers fresh from the training
camps. A captured Boer flag carried In
the center of the column elicited great
enthsiasm, thunderous applause going up
at this real trophy of victory borne tri
umphantly through the crowds. A slight
drizzling rain which fell as the procession
started by no means detracted from the
warmth of the welcome extended to the
troops, Tho march was broken by stop
ping at tho site of the Temple Bar, where
the Lord Mayor, Sir Alfred Newton, wel
comed the return of the regiment he orig
of their comrades. I also myself have
to grieve over the loss of a dear and
most gallant grandson, who, like bo many
of' your companions, has served and died
for his Queen and his country."
The members oft the corps then sepa
rated. They had to mufftar themselves In
their overcoats and use-other disguises
in order to avoid recognition by tho
crowds:- As It was, several were nearly
"pulled to pieces by the rough embraclngs
and handshaking of drunken men.
Tho list of" casualties among the wel
coming multitude was longer than that
'of the whole corps In Its 28 engagements
in South Africa. -Partial returns from
the hospitals and police stations indi
cate that more than 200 were badly hurt
three and possibly four being killed. There
wore 4000 police and 22000 troops on duty
along the line of march, but they were
unable to manage the crowds. Women
and girls fainted and were trampled un
der foot. Stands overloaded with sight
seers fell In. Twelve persons out of 30
who were riding on top of a mail wagon,
whose wheels gave way, had their bones
broken. A man who was leaning over the
parapet roof of a four-story building lost
his balance and fell upon a group of wom
en, killing one and hurting two others,
but w alked away himself apparently unin
jured. Many of the soldiers on the line of
march were hurt In combats with the
crowd. Altogether, London had a wild
day, with much fun and unfortunately a
great deal of grief In many households
because of the accidents.
Indeed, the only surprising feature Is
that the casualties were not twice as nu
merous, for when night fell the streets
of London would have done credit to
the Commune. It was a scene of un
checked saturnalia that met tho eye.
Fighting and swearing throngs fought
vainly among themselves for the right of
way. Half an hour was needed to make
100 yards' progress along the Strand, and
the feat could only be accomplished at
the risk, of life and limb. The few iso
lated policemen In evidence were borne
helpless on the tide of patriotic enthusi
asm, whose Invariable characteristic was
drunkenness, partial or complete. The
night was 'a repetition of Maf eking
night," without the redeeming excuses of
that celebrated orgy. London was turned
over to the worst elements of Its popu
lation. Women were Insulted, kissed or
thrown down with Impunity In street
fights. Pursued at the sweet will of In
ebriate brawlers from the sidewalks, they
streamed along historic thoroughfares,
shouting, sobbing and brandishing pea
cock feathers with Insane depravity.
Many of them offered no exception to the
rule of drunkenness. Countless different
uniforms of soldiers of the empire, reg
ulars, volunteers and colonials, added
vivid color to an extraordinary specta
cle, the like of which was never wit
nessed in any American city.
In Justice to the heroes of the demon
stration, It must be said that few of them
participated In the night's celebration.
Indeed, they seemed to be almost forgot
ten in the general desire to take advan
tage of -the opportunity of unbridled de
bauch and the defiance of all law, order
and decency.
More than 1000 persons were treated by
the ambulance corps, although In mo3t
cases the Injuries -were not serious There
were, however, may cases where the in
juries were serious and It Is not unlikely
that there will be other deaths. Two
men fell from a scaffold in a building In
Finsbury Circus and both were killed.
After midnight a heavy rain began to
fall, which rapidly cleared the streets
and prevented a continuation of the
scenes of debauchery.
Caused by Brolcen "Switch Rod Strilc
ing: Split Switch at Siding Par
tial 1,13 1 of Casualties.
ANACONDA. Mont, Oct 23. A special
to the Standard from Livingston, Mont,
Seven dead, most of them mangled out
of all resemblance to humanity; seven
Injured, one perhaps fatally,. Is the record
of a wreck on the Northern Pacific Rail
way at about 11 o'qlock last night, at De
hart Siding. 27 miles from Livingston.
The deadt
Ed Eastman, of Raymond.3. D.
W. B. Relfenrath. Northern Pacific ex
press agent Billings.
L. H. Pendleton, of Fennimore. Wis.
Dr. C. C. Hawthorne, of Livingston,
Mls3 M. F. Tracey, of Bozeman, and two
unidentified women.
Seriously injured: Sheriff George Hub
bard, of B;illngs, arm and leg broken,
slightly injured: Walter Nelson, Dickin
son, N. D.; Lucia Carpenter, Goodell, la.r
Mrs. Jacob Hughes. Mariette, Mich.: Miss
Maria Tracey, of Bozeman; Harry Pen
dleton. Fennimore, Wis.; W. A. Deltrlck,
of Billings, and E. A. Gray, of Helena.
Tho train was Northern Pacific passen
ger No. 4 eastbound. It was nearly threo
hours late, and was making up lost time
when It passed the switch at Dehart Sid
ing. The engine and two coaches passed
over the switch in safety, but in somo
unaccountable way tho rod connecting
the rails at the switch snapped, and these
three coaches jumped the rail"-, rode tho
ties a short way ami then toppled over on
the side and were dragged 200 feet before
the train was stopped.
The forco with which tho cara fell on
their sides threw several of the passen
gers through the windows, and crushed
and ground them to jelly between the
heavy coaches and the track. The two
unknown women were lifted, quivering,
shapeless masses of bleeding flesh and
broken bone's. All but one of the dead
were Instantly killed.
Assistance was summoned as soon as
possible from Livingston, but the physi
cians had little to do upon their arrival.
A Coroner's jury at Big Timber absolved
the railroad from all blame.
The train was In charge of Conductor
Ott, Engineer Brouse and Fireman Mitch-clL
Overcome ly Poivder Gns.
BUTTE. Mont, Oct 29 William Whll;
more. Robert Campbell and Charles
Blackle, three miners employed In tho
Smokehouse mine, were asphyxiated ths
afternoon by powder gas. They had flre-l
12 shotv and went down too soon after
ward. The three bodies were found hy
the foreman of the mine In four feet of
water at the bottom of the shat. All
of the men lived many years In Montana,
and were prominent in mining circles
The shaft Is 3o0 feet deep, and the men
had been at work sinking. Just befiro
coming up for dinner they had fixed their
shots. At 1 o'clock they aga'n went down.
Nothing being heard of them for ieoral
hours, the foreman went dewn and founl
the bodies lying together In the shaft's
bottom. They had been wo'kinsr on. the
suction to get the water out when they
were overcome. Whltmore was frcm Mas
sachusetts. Camrbcll was a Nova Scotlnn,
and Blackie hailed from Burlington, Vt
Death Caused by Fiteric Fever at
LONDON, Oct 23 A dispatch received
here from Pretoria announces the death
from enteric fever of Prince Christian
Victor, of Schleswlg-TIolsteln. eldest son
of tho Princess Helena of England, and
a grandson of Queen Victoria. He wa3
born in 1867 and wa3 a Major In the
King's Royal Rifles.
LONDON. Oct. 29. The announcement
of Prince Christian Victor's death was
withheld from the public by desire of
the Queen and the Prince of Wales, to
avoid casting gloom on tho 'City Im
perial Volunteer festivities.
William O. Strylcer Dead.
TRENTON. N. J.. Oct. 29. William O.
Stryker, Adjutant-General of New Jer
sey since 1S67, died at his home here to
day, aged 62 years.
Traffic Resumed at La Crosse.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct 29. Traffic on
the various roads entering La Crosse,
which was suspended, all day yesterday,
was resumed today. - Tho storm was the
worst since the flood of two vearn nirn
inated at St Paul's Cathedral, and where Tho damage will reach $100,(300.
"Roosevelt was assaulted by Elmlra hoodtuma.
Pace 2.
Bryan broke his record, making- 30 speeches
yesterday. Pago 2.
Eastern Republicans are bavins: a bad scare.
Pago 2.
Count Casslnl explains Russia's attitude to
ward China. Pago 8.
Secretary Hay answers tho Anglo-German not.
Pago 6.
Many persona were injured and .perhaps killed
in a New Tork flre and explosion. Pago 1.
Alvord, the absconder; was arrested In Bos
ton. Paso 3.
There was a general resumption of worSt In
the Pennsylvania coal region. Pago 8
London welcomed the returned city volunteers
with a night of orgy. Page 1.
Prince Christian Victor, of Schleswlg-HolaUla,
died at Pretoria. Pago 1.
Venezuela was visited by a great eartfcauafce.
Pacific Coast.
Seven people killed and as many injured in a
Northern Pacific train wreck in Montana.
Page 1.
Estimates of appropriations for Oregon and
"Washington rivers and harbors. Pago L
McKlnley stock In Marlon County i3 rising"
rapidly. Pago 4.
Fall fishing on the Columbia ia about at an
end. Page 4.
Democratic leader predicts that Idaho will giv
Bryan a majority of 5000. Page 4.
J. s. Ban. Winkle, of Heppner. was severely
cut in a steam wood-saw accident. Page 4,
Commercial arid Marine.
The New Tork stock market suffers a slump.
Page 11.
Portland has loaded 12 wheat ships this month.
Page 8.
Tacoma's grain-loading record. Page 8.
French bark Bossuet at Honolulu -with master
ill. Pago 8.
Cyclones and waterspouts oft the Oregon Coast.
Page 8.
Southern Pacific's new policy will bo tojteep
out of politics. Page 12.
Majority of Multnomah delegation to Legisla
ture in favor of relieving financial embar
rassment of Police Commission. Paga 8.
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