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NEGOTIATIONS BROKEN OFF
Danish Government "Will Not
Us Danish "Went Indies.
LONDON. Feb. 18. "The Danish Gov
ernment," says the Copenhagen corre
spondent of the Daily Mail, "has sudden
ly broken off all dealings with the United
States regarding the sale of the Danish
"West Indies. This is due to a satisfac
tory offer made by the Danish East Asian
nVamship Company to assist, and in
the future to administer the islands. The
American Government has been notified
as to this decision."
The Copenhagen correspondent of the
"From a competent source, I learn that
the Danish "West Indies will not be sold
during the present parliamentary session.
The syndicate will form a new trans-Atlantic
steamship company and undertake
other commercial enterprises in connec
tion with the islands, whose excellent
ports will be, it is presumed, invaluable
when the Nicaragua Canal is finished.
"The negotiations are still uncompleted,
but they will be settled before October,
and the negotiations with the United
States -will then be dropped. Mr. Ander
son, a prominent director of the East
Asiatic Steamship Company, Is among
the most anxious to retain the islands."
McCntcheon Will he aioved.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17. John McCutcheon,
the well-known Chicago artist and news
paper man who spent two years in the
Philippines, and who for several weeks
has been seriously ill, will be taken to
Ashevllle, N. C. Unfortunate symptoms
have developed. Friends have become
alarmed at his condition. George Ade,
his close friend and co-laborer, will ac
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Been Frozen to Death.
PARIS, Feb. 17. "Very severe weather
prevails throughout France. Snow has
fallen at intervals during the day in
Paris. Snow falls are also reported in
Algiers, where several natives have been
frozen to death.
Cold All Over Europe.
LONDON, Feb. 17. All Europe is ex
periencing a return of Winter weather.
Severe cold and snow storms are reported
from all parts of England, Germany,
Italy. Austria and Russia. The blizzard
continues in the Odessa district. In
Switzerland many villages are cut off.
Numerous deaths are reported.
Intensely Cold in Spain.
MADRID. Feb. 17. Throughout Spain
the weather Is Intensely cold, the ther
mometer registering 8 degrees below zero
in Madrid. Snow has fallen in Murcla,
and In Palma, where storms have been
practically unknown. A heavy gale Is
sweeping the southern coast and eight
small wrecks are reported from Cadiz.
Guests of President McKlnley.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The President
had Senators Hanna and Allison as his
guests at dinner this evening. Late Sen
ators Spooner, Aldrlch and Piatt, of Con
necticut, called, all the visitors remaining
with the President until r a late hour.
The occasion gave the President an op
portunity to discuss with the Senate lead
ers the existing status of the business of
Congress and the calling of an extra session.
THE JOINT WREGKER
Mrs. Nation Arrested Thrice
for Sunday Smashing.
SHE IS NOW OUT ON BONDS
At Head of BOO Mem and Women, She
Destroyed One Topeka Joint and
Sid Other Damage Promises to
Continue WorJc Today.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 17.-Mrs. Nation
put !n a busy Sunday in Topeka today,
and as a result the capital city of the
state has experienced more genuine ex
citement than can be remembered by
the oldest inhabitant. Mrs. Nation. suc
ceeded in having the contents of a noto
rious joint smashed, broke some fine
bars that were stored In a building, broke
Into a cold-storage plant, addressed a
large meeting of men and women, and
was arrested three times. The last time
she was arrested was as she was coming
out of the church where the mass meet
ing was held. She says she will begin
tomorrow where she left off today, and
will sot rest until all the joints In To
peka have been closed.
This morning, at 6 o'clock, just as the
hlg bells on the Church of the Assump
tion tower was striking the hour, Mrs.
Nation sallied out from the Statehouso
grounds at the head at 500 men and
women, all armed with hatchets, and
moved on the joints of the city. No
body knew but Mrs. Nation what the
plans of raiding were to be. In the crowd
were a large number of students of
Washburn College, some of the minis
ters of the city and a number of pro
fessional and business men. The crowd
marched In perfect military order.
There was no excitement, as the men
and women were following their recog
nized leader, whom they trusted implic
itly. The company marched silently out of
the Statehouse grounds down Kansas
avenue to the place on East Seventh
street kept by Ed Murphy, and amid the
screams of tho women, the shouts of the
men and the dictatorial commands of
the policemen present trying to protect
the property, the front windows were
smashed In, and soon there was very lit
tle left of what had once been a well
furnished joint. Mrs. Nation was ar
rested here, and after ijeing taken to the
police station was released. She then
hurried back to a livery barn liv which
some bars were kept and smashed them.
Then at the head of 20 followers sh&
went to the Moeser cold-storage plant
and entered In the search of some liquors
she thought were stored there. This time
Mrs. Nation was arrested by the county
authorities, and was taken 'to jail lrf a
patrol wagon. It was after noon before
she was released from jail on bond, and
after taking dinner with Sheriff Cook,
she went to tho First Christian Church,
where she was accosted by an officer
with a warrant and taken to the County
Jail again. She stayed this time for
two hours, and finally her bond was
signed by one of the jolntlsts of the city,
who is a prominent negro politician.
Raider Gathered "With Secrecy.
The gathering of the clans at the
Statehouse grounds was conducted with
the utmost secrecy. Very few knew
about the Intended raid, except those
going to take part in It. At 4:30 o'clock,
dark, silent forms might have been seen
hurrying across the diagonal walks and
lawns of the Statehouse square toward
the building In which the business of the
state is transacted. At every point of
vantage in the grounds, sentinels of the
"army" were posted. These accosted
each comer In true military style and
obliged him to give an account of him
self. If he wore a white handkerchief
around his neck, It was all right, and he
was allowed to proceed, as the white
handkerchief was the emblem worn by
"What is your company?" one would
ask of the other.
"Company C; we meet over on the
south, steps of the Statehouse," and so
the questioning went on. Finally the
army was massed In the dark, dismal
corridor under the east steps of the cap
ltol building and calmly waited the com
ing of their leader. As they waited their
number was augmented by many more
men, who entered the Statehouse
grounds, with a determined and grim
look on their faces, and with axes slung
conveniently over 'their shoulders. Two
men came In with great mining picks,
and others had sledge-hammers. These
weapons were too large for the women,
who composed one-fifth of the party,
and they carried bright new hatchets.
All the plans were made. Soon the elec
tric lights on the street went out and
the day began to break.
"Where can Mts. Nation be?" was
asked in some anxiety. No answer could
be given other than she had promised to
be there at 5 o'clock.
When the darkness had almost disap
peared, two women could be seen In the
distance running to the scene of the
rendezvous. They were MrX. Nation and
Dr. Eva Harding, with whom she had
stayed during the night.
Mrs. Nation Behind Time.
Mrs. Nation had actually overslept her
self by one hour. Joint-smashing, she
explained, had gotten to be such an
ordinary affair with her that she never
had occasion to lose any sleep on ac
count of the excitement It caused.
"And when I woke up," she said, "we
did not hurry, as the doctor's clock was
an hour slow!"
"But we are here now. We will begin
work at once, too. Get In line there,
men and women. We must go about the
Lord's work now. Get your hatchets
and follow me." And they did. Carrie
Nation, the redoubtable joint-smasher,
was the leader, and the people In her
company followed her slightest wish.
Two by two, with no excitement, weap
ons In hand, they moved out on their
mission ol destruction. In the front,
proudly marched Mrs. Nation, with her
famous hatchet. Behind her 'were Mrs.
Christian and Miss Madeline Southard.
who accompanied her on last week's trip
to Chicago, and Dr. Eva Harding. Next
came six Washburn College boys, bear
ing an immense battering-ram. Three
of the boys were on each side of the ram.
which they held with one hand, and
with the other hand they clutched a
bright, new hatchet. As they entered
Kansas avenue, some of the women
wanted to stop and demolish Sims' drug
store, which has the reputation of sell
ing as much liquor as any Joint in the
city. Mrs. Nation demurred. She had
other plans, and meant to enforce them.
She gave the order to march again, and
the crowd followed her as before." As
they passed another notorious place, the
crowd wanted to stop again. But Mrs.
Nation had not yet reached her object
The crowd then turned the corner at
Sixth street and soon reached the front
door of Murphy's fashionable joint.
Four policemen stood at the door to
guard the entrance. They commanded
the people in very dignified tones to
"Smash! Smash! Smash!" called out
Mrs. Nation. "Don't pay any attention
The boys with the battering-ram came
forward and In less time than It takes
to tell It, the big plate-glass windows
were shattered Into thousands of frag
ments. Dozens of men then rushed on
the building, armed with their axes, and
soon had the doors and window frames
cut entirely away. Then, with an exult
ant cheer, the crowd burst Into the
"Praise God, women. Smash tho bot
tles and the windows," called out Mrs.
Nation again, and raising her famous
hatchet, she ent It through a window
glass that had yet been left.
The policemen managed to recover from
their scare by this time to grab Mrs.
Nation. They started off with her to the
station as rapidly as possible. She waved
her arms and frantically called out to
"Oh, keep it up! Tou can do it with
out me. Praise God; keep it up; keep
on smashing. Tou don't need me."
Confusion After Mrs. Nation's Arrest.
For a moment tho crusaders were
thrown Into confusion by the removal of
their leader, but the parting words of
Mrs. Nation seemed to nerve them to
The crowd surged forward into the
building, and soon all the front part of
the room had given way and all could
enter at will.
A man Inside struck, a match and then
turned on the electric lights. A case of
beer was found In the room and It was
soon smached. Slot machines, cigar cases,
billiard tables, chairs, counters and even
the stoves were smashed to smithereens.
The policemen danced hither and thither,
trying to keep the crowd from destroying
the property, but their efforts were ex
pended In vain.
The doors of the outbuildings were
smashed in, but no more liquor was found.
During the night it had been removed to
a place of safety. After being satis
fied that there was nothing else to destroy
the crusaders lef,t the building.
Then It was that they found their need
of a leader. They once more marched
to the Statehouse Square, to talk over
the situation. The women composing the
party were filled with wrath. They de
clared that the men were cowards, and
that they never would go out on a raid
fljlth them again. The earnest words of
the women aroused the men and with
loud cries of excitement they started
again down town to destroy some more
joints and to make their work complete
Then It was that the Rev. F. W. Emer
son, who was Mrs. Nation's manager dur
ing her recent lecture tour, rushed to the
front and called on the crowd to desist
from their purpose, telling them that the
entire city was now awake, and that fur
ther action would be useless. Dr. Eva
Harding engaged In a spirited argument
with the m)jjls,ter, during which time
some choIce.Jmp?Jments .were prsjed on
either side. What was left of the crowd
Mrs. Nation Released.
But while this was going on, a more
Interesting scene was being enacted in an
other part of the city. The doughty Mrs.
Nation had been released from the City
Prison as soon as she was gotten there,
and she again started out on her work.
She gathered about her some of her fol
lowers that had not followed when the
large number went back to the State
house grounds and commanded them to
follow her. She led the way to a livery
stable, where some bars were stored.
She was met at the door by the propri
etor who assured her that there was noth
ing of the kind In the building. She de
manded to have the privilege of looking,
however. She ordered two or three of
the men present to ascend to the loft and
ascertain Its contents, giving them par
ticular orders to search through all the
piles of grain, as there they would be the
most apt to find some liquor.
Mrs. Nation at last found in a little
room back of the office the fine bars that
had been ordered for the purpose of the
"jolntlsts" of the city and never used.
Picking up a leg of a chair that was
lying near by, she Immediately smashed
the mirrors and otherwise Injured the
"I wish I had my hatchet here," she
remarked, "but If I can't get It, the leg
of a chair will do just as well."
Mrs. Nation then led the way to the
Moser cold storage plant where the
"Jolntlsts" of the city have been In the
habit of storing their fixtures. Only a
few went out with her but she was de
termined that this should be treated the
same as the "joints.'1
Mrs. Nation Again Jailed.
Mrs. Nation managed to enter the cold
storage plant, but found herself In the
poultry-room. She then tried another
place and got Into the engine-room. By
this time Sheriff Cook and Chief of Po
lice Stahl came upon the scene, and
placed her under arrest. This time she
made quite a scene and was taken to
the County Jail in the patrol wagon. Her
arrest this time was on a county war
rant sworn to by the cold storage people
charging her with breaking a lock.
There had been a quantity of liquor 'n
the plant the night before but the pro
prietors, In anticipation of possible
trouble, had stored It in a large freight
car on the Rock Island tracks, and had
arrangements made for a switch engine
to come up at a moment's notice and
pull the car out of the way of danger.
Some of the people accompanying Mrs.
Nation noticed that it was queer for a
car to be in that position, but no attempt
was made to enter It.
When Mrs. Nation was again taken
down town she was confronted with an
other arrest. This time it was for en
tering the Murphy "Joint."
By this time the people of the city
had begun to wake up, and soon the
streets were full of eager seekers after
the latest news. Extra Issues of the
morning papers, containing the details of
the dramatic happenings, were eagerly
purchased. Mrs. Nation thus gained one
triumph in the morning, but another was
reserved for her in the afternoon.
Mrs. Eva Marshall Shontz, of Chicago,
was addressing an Immense mass meet
ing of men and women in the First Chris
tian Church, when she all at once
stopped with the remark:
"Well. I guess there Is no use for me
trying to speak any more."
The people looked toward the main en
trance of the church and saw the reason
Mrs. Shontz stopped talking. Mrs. Na
tion, whom most of the audience thought
was In Jail, was walking gaily up the
aisle. The entire audience arose and the
sacred edifice rang again and again with
the cheers of the admirers of the woman
who had led her friends to victory in the
She was helped to the rostrum, and here
she bowed her acknowledgments to the
ovation she received.
Mrs. Shontz continued her address. In
(Concluded on Second Page.)
TROOPS CALLED FOR
Chinese Expedition Planned
by Von Waldersee.
AMERICAN CO-OPERATION ASKED
Chaffee "Will Probably Await In
structions From Washington
Step Due to Unsatisfactory
Negotiations for Peace.
PEKIN, Feb. 17. A few days ago
Count von Waldersee wrote to the Gen
erals under his supervision notifying
them to have all their available troops
ready in two weeks for an expedition last
ing SO days. Today General Chaffee and
General Voyron, the French commander,
received letters asking for their co-operation
and expressing a desire to know what
forces they can spare. In commencing his
letter to General Chaffee, Count von
"Owing to the unsatisfactory nature of
the negotiations for peace, and also to
circumstances rendering such a course de
sirable, it will probably be necessary to
resume military operations on a large
scale, especially toward the west."
It is not thought likely that General
Chaffee will agree to such a plan without
Instructions from Washington. The
French commander, however, Is expected
to do so. Count von Waldersee's plans
contemplate offering the command of the
expedition of the first instance to Sir
Alfred Gaselee, the British commander,
but It Is believed that on account of his
recent illness. General Gaselee will in
form Count von Waldersee that he Is un
able to accept the command. In that
event It will be offered to General Voyron,
provided the French fall In with the ar
rangement, which Count von Waldersee
believes will be the case. Such an offer
to General Voyron would have the effect.
It Is thought, of overcoming the differ
ences which have existed between the
French and Germans, because It would be
a demonstration of Count von Walder
see's confidence In the military ability of
the French contingent.
Ere long an announcement Is expected
that the destlnatlnatlon of the proposed
expedition is Sinan Fu. The foreign en
voys believe Its object to be to compel
the Chinese to accept the terms of the
powers. It Is thought that when It be
comes known that the expedition has
started the Imperial court will hasten to
comply Immediately with all the demands
of the Joint note.
The military are much elated at the
prospect of active service. Many bellevo
the Chinese army will strive to the ut
most to protect the Province of Shin si
General Order Issued.
LONDON, Feb. 17. The Pekln corre
spondent of the Times, wiring Saturday,
"A general order was issued today di
recting the forces under Count von Wal
dersee's command to prepare to take the
field to go on an expedition In tho Spring
to Tal Yuen Fu, Province of Shan SI,
or further. The position Is full of dif
ficulties. CHASE OF DEWET.
Report That Kitchener "Will Super
intend It Confirmed.
LONDON, Feb. 18. A dispatch to the
Dally Telegraph from De Aar, dated
February 16, confirms the report of the
arrival there of Lord Kitchener and his
staff to superintend the chase of General
Dewet. The correspondent says:
"Dewet's force Is now denuded of al
most all transport vehicles, and his
horses are exhausted."
Other South African dispatches report
that several columns are pursuing Gen
eral Dewet, whose exact whereabouts,
however, are not Indicated.
Financial Adviser to Ivltchner.
TONDON, Feb. 17. The War Office has
made the following announcement: Lord
Kitchener, having expressed a desire for
a financial assistant In view of the heavy
expenditures proceeding in South Africa,
the Secretary of the State for the War
has appointed Mr. Guy Douglas Fleet
wood Wilson, under Secretary of State
for War, to proceed to South Africa
and to act temporarily as financial ad
viser to Lord Kitchener. Mr. Wilson will
Objects to Mllner's Recruiting: Plan.
SYDNEY, N. S. W., Feb. 17. Sir Alfred
Mllner, having notlfed the Government
of New South Wales of his Intention to
send an officer to recruit in Australia for
the South African coustabulary, the gov
ernment has replied that the colony ob
jects to such a proceeding.
Diplomatic Papers Stolen.
BRUSSELS, Feb. 17. Dr. Leeds, the
Transvaal diplomatic agent, returned
here last night from The Hague. Shortly
afterwards It was ascertained that thieves
had entered the house by using false
keys and stolen a valise containing dip
Did Not Quarrel With Mllner.
BERLIN, Feb. 17. Herr von Llndquist,
German Consul-General In Cape Town,
officially reports that there Is no truth
in the story that he and Sir Alfred Mil
ner recently quarreled regarding the bru
tal treatment of German Inhabitants of
Broke Through French' Cordon.
LONDON, Feb. 18 Dispatches from Pre
toria announce that the Carolina com
mando has broken through General
French's cordon westward.
Dcnth From Bubonic Plague.
CAPE TOWN, Feb. 17. Another death
from bubonic plague has occured here
and two fresh cases are reported.
Result of Cincinnati Dispute Over
CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 17. Mayor
Fleischman and W. N. Hobart have re
signed as directors of the Cincinnati May
Music Festival Association. Mr. Hobart
has been a director in this association for
a quarter of a century, and he has been
Its president for 18 years. These resigna
tions are due to the opposition of others
in the festival directory to the Jeffrles
Ruhlln contest. Mr. Hobart is a director
in -the Saengerfest Athletic Club Asso
ciation. While the fight promoters had
much abuse heaped on them, It is claimed
that some of their associates in the May
Festival directory were most severe, and
the retiring members do not care longer
to be associated with them.
ROOSEVELT PASSES TE2 LIE
So Pronounces Hair-Raising Stories
of His Hunting: Experiences.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 17.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Is In Colo
rado Springs, the guest of P. B. Stewart,
wlio was one of the members of the
hunting party In Rio Blanco County
during the past three weeks. Colonel
Roosevelt Is In good health and spirits,
and will return to the East in the most
excellent condition. His time until the
Inauguration will be taken up with at
tending to his vast correspondence, the
accumulation of six weeks. A public
reception will be tendered him in this
city tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock. He
expressed the desire that nothing In the
nature of a banquet be held, and the re
ception will be simply a public Informal
handshaking occasion, granted to the
people of Colorado Springs by the Vice-President-elect
because of the extreme
friendly feeling that has sprung up be
Colonel Roosevelt is much annoyed
over the hair-raising stories that have
been circulated about his hunting ex
periences. To a representative of tha
Associated Press he gave the following
"No correspondent of any newspaper,
no man who wrote or gave any informa
tion to any newspaper, was within 40
miles of where I was hunting at any
time during the five weeks I was out.
The sensational stories, suoh as those
describing adventures with bears and
wolves, were deliberate and willful fab
rications, and I understand were written
by men who were not within hundreds
of miles of where I was. We did not
see a bear or wolf on the entire trip.
Aside from lynx and smaller game, our
hunting was confined to hunting the so
called mountain lions or panthers. I got
12 of them. I never enjoyed a holiday
more. I have never been out with a
better hunter than John Goff. His hounds
are without exception the best I have
ever seen for their work.
"As I am obliged to go East In view
of the nearness of the inauguration, I
am, to. my great regret, unable to ad
diess the Colorado Legislature In com
pliance with their extremely kind invi
tation. I cannot sufficiently express my
appreciation of the generous hospitality
with which I have been treated In Colo
rado, and I shall eagerly hall the first
chance to again come to the state."
COMPOSER NEVIN DEAD.
End Due to Heart Disease, and Came
Suddenly, In New York.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Feb. 17. Ethel
bert Nevln, musician and composer, died
suddenly here today of heart disease. Mr.
Nevln came to New Haven about five
weeks ago to be associated with Profes
sor Parker, of Yale University, in his
Ethelbert Nevln was born in Nevlnacre,
Pa,, In 1S63. As a composer, Mr. Nevln
attained a name hardly second to any
musician, and his songs aro known
throughout the continents. Among these
are "Tho Rosary," "Narcissus," "Good
Night," "Good Night. Beloved," and an
arrangement of Helns' "The Helden Roes
Iein." Reuben D. Lawrence.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 17. Reuben
D. Lawrence, aged 63, died at his home
in this city tonight. He was one of the
pioneer railway builders of the West.
Ho was extensively interested in gold
mines In Oregon.
Sir Francis Cook.
LONDON, Feb. 17. Sir Francis Cook,
who. In 1SS5, married Miss Clafiin, of New
York, died thl3 evening.
First Snow for Nearly Fifty Years.
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 17. Early this
morning snow fell in this city and In the
valley of Mexico. The ground was cov
ered with snow In the high suburbs.
Snow had not fallen in this city before
for nearly half a century.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
To hasten peace negotiations. Von Waldersee
has planned an SO-day expedition. Page 1.
Von Waldersee asks American and French to
co-operate in the German expedition. Page 1.
Russian Minister's move in imposing discrim
inating duty on American manufactures Is
to test Nation's ability to stand tariff war.
Danish Government has broken off negotia
tions with the United States regarding the
tale of Danish "West Indies. Page 1.
Severe cold weather prevails throughout Eu
rope. Page 1.
The Senate will practically devote this week
to appropriation bills. Page '1.
Appropriation bills have the right of way In
the House thta week. Page 2.
An extra session may modify action on House
bills. Page 2.
Mrs. Nation was arrested three times for
Joint-wrecking yesterday, but Is now out
on bonds. Page 1.
Five hundred Topeka men and women Joined
Mrs. Nation in Jolnt-amashlng yesterday.
Six persons were killed and as many serious
ly injured In a tralnwreck in Nevada.
Louisiana mob hanged negro who killed white
man and his family. Page 2.
Oregon Senatorial contest has been a remark
able one. Page 3.
Oregon Senate has 100 of Its own and 50 House
bills to consider in five days. Page 3.
Regular flood of House bills await disposition
In few remaining days of Oregon Legisla
ture. Page 0.
Bill to reorganize "Washington National Guard
causes a big stir. Page 6.
Railroads present brief in rebuttal to reduc
tion of Washington charges on grain.
Nine persons In Spokane County Jail over
powered Jailer and escaped. Page 3.
The overdue German ship Rickmers arrived at
Astoria. Page 3. ,
Official list of victims of Union mine acci
dent places number at 04. Page 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Outlook for record crops of fruit In the first
and third horticultural districts. Page 8.
Creation of the office of County Clerk will
make a big saving to taxpayers. Page 10.
Senator Andrew C Smith says the Multnomah
delegation needs no advice from the Cham
ber of Commerce in regard to the Port of
Portland Commfiolon. Page 10.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Harris celebrate their
golden wedding. Page 10.
Building contracts delayed because of prob
able Increases In the wages of labor.
Churches preparing for the Lenten season.
Promoters of professional baseball In Portland
will meet tonight to discuss organization.
SIX WERE KILLED
five Passengers and Fire
man on Wrecked Train.
AS MANY SERIOUSLY INJURED
Accident Occurred NenrWInnemucca
Nev., and "Was Due to Train Run
ning: Into a "Washout Caused
WINNEMUCCA, Nev., Feb. IS. Th6
eastbound overland limited Southern Pa
cific train, officially known as No. 2, was
wrecked at 5:20 o'clock yesterday morning
at a point 27 miles west of this place,
while running at a speed of 50 miles an
hour, the train went into a washed out
culvert, and the result was the worst
wreck known on this division of the road.
Six persons were killed, and six Injured.
Adolph BIssInger, 40 years old, of thi
firm of BIssInger & Schloss, San Fran
cisco. Mrs. Adolph BIssInger, 3S years old,
C T. Whlttaker, fireman, 25 years old,
C. R. Coulter, 45 years old, San Fran
cisco. Two tramps, names unknown.
Miss Elsie BIssInger, 15 years old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bissln
ger, slightly briuised.
Conductor H. E. Markle, Ogden, severe
scalp wound and bruised about face and
Brakeman J. J. Reeves, Ogden, bruised
Engineer George Abbay, Wadsworth,
head and face scalded.
Mail Clerk Schuyler, San Francisco,
right leg broken and cuts on the head.
Mall Clerk Cavln. San Francisco, cuts
about the head and body bruised.
The disaster occurred at a point where
an embankment 30 feet high crosses a
ravine. Melting snow from the mountains
caused a heavy rush of water which
broke through the embankment some time
during the night. The washout was about
75 feet in width, and into the raging
torrent the ill-fated train plunged without
warning. The engine nearly cleared the
break before the rails gave way, the ten
der falling fack. The mall car and com
posite car followed Into the chasm, the
composite car telescoping the first of the
Pullman sleepers nearly halt Its length.
Two sleepers and the dining car re
mained on the track.
Mr. and Mrs. BIssInger and their daugh
ter were in a drawing-room in the for
ward end of the wrecked Pullman. Mr.
and Mrs. BIssInger were killed, while thelt).
daughter, occupying the berth abovo
them, was but sllgfttly injured. She was
taken out through an opening In the roof
of the car. Mr. Coulter wis killed out
right. His body was frightfully man
gled. Fireman Whlttaker died at hi3
post. His bodyis In a mass of wreckage,
f.om which, up to last evening, the res
cuers were unable to extricate it.
The bodies of two men, evidently
tramps, who were stealing a ride, afo
also In the wreckage.
The escape of Engineer Abbay was mi
raculous. He was thrown through the
window of the cab, and was only slight
ly hurt. Conductor Markle, Brakeman
Reeves and the train barber were in the
composite car. The brakeman jumped
through a window and landed in about
four feet of water. The conductor and
barber crawled through a hole In the
roof of the wrecked car. How Mall
Clerks Schuyler and Cavln escaped with
their lives Is an enigma to all who wit
nessed the position of the hattered cars.
Train No. 4, the eastbound express, was
following the limited train very closely,
and the rear brakeman of the latter had
only a few minutes in which to flag No.
4 and prevent a rear-end collision.
At 7:20 A. M. a special train left this
place for the scene of the wreck, carry
ing doctors and nurses, and the Injured
were given every attention possible, be
ing taken to the hotel at Mill City, tha
nearest station. The dead and Injured
were later taken back to Wadsworth on
a special train, and will be carried on to
It will be two or three day3 before the
track can be put in condition so that the
running of trains may be resumed. It
will be necessary first to build a trestle
across the chasm In which the wrecked
cars are lying.
INSURGENT LEADER WOUNDED
Surprised by American Troops-.
Many Rebels Surrendering.
MANILA, Feb. 17. Eighty men of the
Fifth United States Infantry and a de
tachment of scouts surprised the In
surgent leaders Vlllamor and Allejandrls
near Paperla. Vlllamor was wounded.
There have been further Incriminating
developments In the charges against Dr.
D. M. M. Carman, the American con
tractor, who, with hl3 partner. Theodoria
Carranza, a Spanish merchant, was ar
rested February 6, charged with furnish
ing supplies to aid the Insurgents. Proof
has been secured of his dealings with,
the rebels, showing that he supplied them
with uniforms, provisions, money and
some arms. Many insurgent officers are
CROWE INTERVIEW A HOAX
Iowa Editor Simply Wrote It to Fill
IJp His Paper.
CHICAGO. Feb. 17. A dispatch to tho
Chicago Times-Herald from Waterloo,
Editor Van Metre, of the Waterloo
Tribune, whose purported interview with
Pat Crowe, and a confession from him in
regard to the Cudahy kidnaping case has
gone broadcast over the country, today
declared the whole matter a hoax.
In his explanation of the story the Iowa
editor states that the day before the
publication of his weekly paper found
him without enough matter to fill hl3
columns and. that believing it would not
be taken seriously, he wrote and pub
lished the Pat Crowe yarn.
Three Suicides In San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17. Suicides
were epidemic in this city today. Three
men suffering from despondency took their
lives. A. Lewis, a shoemaker In 111 health,
ended his life troubles by asphyxiation.
Robert McKenna, a painter, quarreled
with his wife and swallowed a dose of
A. Moeller, a baker, who grieved over
the death of a son. who was killed in
the terrible football accident last Thanks
giving in this city, took carbolic acid.