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VOL. XLL NO. 12,782.
PORTLAND, OREGON. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1901.
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THE SWITCHMEN'S STRIKE.
Railroad Officials Confident
Trouble "Will Soon End.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Nov. 2S. The swltch
mcr's strike gives evidence today of rap
id disintegration and the officials of the
different roads declare that traffic will be
rc?unud as usual by tomorrow. This re
sult is attributed largely to the action
of the Brotherhood of Trainmen in decid
ing against assistance and sympathy for
There appears to be no radical change
in the situation tonight. The strikers are
Btill making the claim that the roads are
badly crippled, and the company officials
are just as positive in their statement
that there is practically no strike except
on the Allegheny Valley road, which they
say' Is gradually resuming normal condi
tions. At a meeting of strikers today
53 new members were taken In. Six men,
known as "extras" in the Pennsylvania
yard, joined the strikers today, but their
places were filled at once.
report from McKeesport tonight says
that at a meeting of the switchmen a gen
eral strike order was issued for that city.
This will call out 1Q crews on the Balti
more & Ohio, and 20 crews employed by
the tubeworkers and the Mo'nongahela fur
naces. No Time for Irish Home Rule.
LONDON, Nov. 29. Sir Edward Gray,
M. P., speaking at Glasgow last night,
declared that the country had been great
ly shaken by what had happened during
the South African War and that it was
only honest to tell the Irish members of
Parliament that he believed it was Im
possible to repeat the home rule experi
ment of 1892. He expressed his convic
tion that no Liberal government depend
ent upon the Irish vote could do what
the Irish people demanded.
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HE KNOWS AMERICANS.
Argentine Delegate's Estimate of
the People of the United States.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 2S. Martin Garcia
Moron, one of the Argentine delegates to
the Pan-American Conference, said among
other things at the banquet last night,
tendered by the United States delegates
In honor of their Spanish-American col
ldagues: "I have had the pleasure of living in
the United States, and nobody has a
greater admiration than I, nor a better
feeling or more grateful regard for the
manly virtues of the American Nation,
for the sense of justice of the American
statesman, for the high ideals of the
American people or for the sincerity of
Its friendship toward its sister nations of
Central and South America. The noble
words of that great American diplomat,
Mr. Hay. have reached us, conveying to
all the Latin-American countries today
represented in Mexico the assurances of
the Interest the Government and the peo
ple of the United States take In our pros
perity ana our welfare, and the absolute
unselfishness of its policy in regard to us,
and we all know that those sentiments
are real, that those declarations are bin
cere, as they come from the Government
and men who have always stood by their
pledges, and who might have taken as a
motto the words of Shakespeare, Be all
the ends thou aim'st at, thy country's,
thy God's and truth's "
Will Be Asked to Arbitrate.
LIMA, Peru, via Galveston, Nov. 28.
The Pan-American Congress will be asked
to arbitrate the existing questions be-
tween Peru and Bolivia. If the congress
declines so to act, then Mexico or the Ar
gentine Republic will be requested to ar
bitrate those matters.
THE SENECA WRECK
Conflicting Estimates of the
Number of Dead.
FACTS MAY NEVER BE KNOWN
Many of the Victims "Were Com
pletely Incinerated, Little or No
v Trace of Their Remains Being
Found Engineer's Statement.
DETROIT. Mich., Nov. 2S. When night
fell over the scene of last night's calam
ity on the Wabash Railroad near Seneca,
Mich., those who had been Investigating
the disaster found nothing to alter the
estimate of about 80 lives lost as -a re
sult of the collision. Superintendent
George M. Burns, of the division on which
the wreck .occurred. Insists that the esti-
he said, "that the total death list will ex-f
However, in support of the larger esti
mate, It is pointed out that there are
now 14 passengers known to be dead. The
bodies of eight of these have been re
covered, and it Is considered that the
fragments of other bodies now in the
morgue at Adrian will account for many
more than the 12 dead necessary to make
up Superintendent Burns' estimate of 20.
In addition to the comparatively few
fragments recovered and sent to the
morgue, those who were early on the
scene say that many more pieces were
discovered, which crumbled to powder
while they were being removed.
Superintendent Burns said to the Asso
ciated Press tonight that he was unable
to tell the exact number of Italian im
migrants aboard train No. 13, but thought
that there were not more than 50. Pas
sengers on the train, and a number of
those who were early on the scene, dis
pute this, and say the number was nearer
0. Superintendent Burns has received no
report yet from Ticket Collector Eames,
of train No. 13, who probably knows,
nearer than anyone else, the number of
Italians in the cars.
Coroner Hamilton, of Adrian, this after
noon Impaneled a Jury and will begin an
Inquest into the disaster tomorrow. No
step has been taken as yet toward the
arrest of Engineer Strong, who, Superin
tendent Burns says, is responsible for the
Considerable light was shed on the cause
of the disaster by the orders which the
conductor of No. 13 showed as his au
thority for. proceeding past Sand Creek.
The order, which was delivered to the
train at Holloway, read as follows:
"Order No. 28, trains Nos. 21 and 13:
No. 4, engine 609, will meet No. 13 at Sen
eca, and No. 3, engine 623, at Sand Creek.
Engines Nos. 8S and 151 will doublehead
No. 13." '
It is understood that the engineer and
conductor of No. 4 received a similar or-
ers were aisresaraea. it it aeveiops
that the orders Issued to both trains wero
to the same end, it is considered that the
responsibility for the disaster rests wholly
with the engineer and conductor of the
eastbound Continental Limited.
The Engineer's Statement.
Although Engineer Strong, of the east
bound limited, saw the light of the ap
proaching train while five miles away and
down a straight track, he did not check
his speed, because, as he said, he sup
posed No. 13 was awaiting on a siding at
Sand Creek. After reaching Detroit to
day Strong said:
"I read my orders that I was to stop at
Sand Creek, and evidently the other crew
I read theirs to stop at Seneca. I know
that there were four of us who read my
orders the same the fireman, conductor,
brakeman and myself. I lost my orders
In the confusion of the wreck, but the
records will show what they were and
what the other crew's orders were.
"When I first saw the headlight of the
other train I was far enough away, so I
presume, to have stopped, but you "under
stand how It Is with eelctric headlights,
you cannot tell anything about how far
away they are. It was on a straightaway
track, and I thought they were waiting
for me at Sand Creek. They doubtles?
thought we were stopped at Seneca, and
so both of us came on at full speed.
"We "must have been running at 50 miles
an hour. When we saw they were on
top of us I saw I must jump. There was
a. bridge right ahead, and I did not want
to fall In that, so I waited until we were
past and fell. There was only a slight
embankment, and the crash came right
vafter I let go. I rolled fully three rods.
When I came to there was my engine on
one side of me and the trucks of the
second car, which was telescoped, on the
Superintendent Burns estimated tho
financial loss to the Wabash at $80,000.
The three engines piled themselves In an
Indiscriminate heap, with the leading en
gine of No. 13 above the other two. The
first three coaches of the train were so
telescoped that they were nothing but a
mass of debris. One immigrant car was
compressed into a compass of about eight
feet in length on the track. The flames
started below the Immigrant cars. It was
here the heaviest loss of life occurred, It
being estimated that about 50 persons,
men, women and children, were mowed
down by the holocaust. The loss in the
rest of tho train was not heavy, the
shock being borne by the forward cars.
Engineer Parks, of the rear engine on
No. 13, describes the collision as follows:
"We had orders to meet train No. 4 at
Seneca, and were running about 30 miles
an hour. The track Is straight for several
miles, and I could see the headlight of
No. 4 coming until we were about three
miles west of Sand Creek. I put on the
air brakes, and the shock came before 1
had time to jump.
. "The three engines all piled up togeth
er. I was thrown through the roof or
window of tho-cab, I don't know which.
I picked myself up on the bank, and then
another man crawled up to me. It was
Engineer Work. Both our firemen must
have been killed."
Number, of Victims.
The official list of the dead given to the
local papers shows the names of but 10
dead, and 48 Injured, but Detroit news
paper men, who were at the scene of the
wreck and talked with the survivors of
both trains, say that the official list does
not bear out tho statements of the pas
sengers nor evidence of the horrible loss
of life which they witnessed at the spot
where the accident occurred. The Free
Press tomorrow will say that the loss of
life was in round numbers 100, and that
the statements made by the Italian im
migrants on train No. 13 bear out this
claim. These immigrants say that there
were about 125 of their nationality on
the train and that only about 25 of them
escaped. While only 10 of them are known
i to be dead. It is asserted that the other
90 were completely incinerated, and that
with the removal of the wreckage the
i bodies crumbled to dust, which was scat
tered by the wind. If the names of these
dead are ever known at will be when
friends make Inquiry for them and n
many instances this seems highly Improb
able. A Tribune Btaff correspondent, writing
from the scene of tho wreck; says:
"Only one man was found who was an
eye witness of the collision. A. W. Ely,
70 years of age, residing at Seneca, stood
at the depot platform and saw No. 13 go
by. He watched the train as she went
down the level track to destruction. His
attention was arrested by a crash. Then
a stream of flame and smoke shot 500
feet Into the air. Ely rushed to the wreck
and was the first outsider on the ground.
According to his statement, the scene was
one of awful horror.
" "When I got there," he said, 'the Im
migrant cars were already on fire, ana
the shrieks of the burned and injured
were terrible. 1 got hold of one man In
the collapsed car, and pulled him out. He
was horribly crushed, and his legs wero
broken. He died almost as -soon as I got
him out of the. car. Then I went to the
burning cars, and what I saw made me
wish I had never gone to the wreck.' The
old man covered his face with his hands.
" 'I don't believe more than 15 of the
Italians got out of the wrecked cars, for 1
saw but very few. Those who did get out
rushed around like crazy men, calling to
He'd like to 'ave the bloomln' thins,
But some ow he am cursed;
With such 'ard luck hi think he'll reach
The bloody poor-'ouse first.
Heaven for protection and weeping and
walling in their horror. Those poor Ital
ians! Nothing could be done to save
them, and we were simply compelled to
let them, burn.'
The Dead and Wounded.
Following is the list of the dead re
ceived from, the wreck: William Down,
Detroit, fireman No. 13: C. W. Baldorf,
Ashley, fireman No. 13; James Brown,
porter, Chicago; E. N. Buela, Pontlac;
George W. Youmans, Kansas City; Job
Wltchell, Witchell Sons & Co., Detroit;
Vlda Dess, Tuperville, Ont.; sister-in-law
of Domenico Posteraho and her child;
Glrolono Trior.o, Carlo Triono, Domenico
Crebaro, Hermann Poesche, 48 Dearborn
street, Chicago; unknown aged woman,
her leather eyeglass cage marked with
name of a Philadelphia firm.
Many bodies are burned -beyond any
hope of Identification. Many others are
The Injured are: Robert Parks, engi
neer of No. 13, left leg broken; H. B.
Whitney, formerly of Grand Rapids; F.
Richardson, Detroit, head crushed; Mary
Dalman, Detroit; Sam J. Work, engineer
of No. 13, badly scalded, leg broken; Ma
riana Ponetta, fatally injured by shock
of collision; Nicholas, Tioga County,
New York,' nose broken and head Injured;
T. E. Joyce, Chicago, back wrenched;
Lloyd Llpton, cut over eye, feet hurt; Es
pltoll Delanto, bruised; Antonio Forne,
side smashed, may die; Giocomo Bellino,
Internal injuries, may die; Sylvestro Trl
buola, slightly Injured; Pietro Sacramen
to, slightly: Domesio Morgentia, slightly;
Pasquales Sumpiri, slightly; Carlo Stram
pelli, slightly; VIrgutro Luce, slightly;
Domenico Posterano, bad head wound;
F. W. Pierce, Chester, Mont., slightly in
jured; Johanne Lobltza, scalp wounds;
Frank Beldler, Baltimore: Salta Rooka,
Burnslde, 111.; Louis Shoemaker, Adrian;
Victor Cohen, St. Paul; Jesse Williams,
Detroit; George F. White, New York,
serious: M. Thomas Creahan, Buffalo;
Winifred Creahan, Batavlnf; D. Lienhart,
Logansport; Mrs. M. String, Belleville,
Mich., serious; E. E. Smith, Detroit; Anna
Mildia, Lake City, Nev.: Giax Caxlar, San
Francisco; Dussre Santine, San Antonio;
Foloso Folerero Lyoria, San Francisco,
chest crushed; George G. Elliott. South
Sebenec, Me., miner from Alaska; Walter
Gregg, Joplin, Mo.; M. E. GlUen, Fair
burn, N. H.; S. F. Carroll, Tonawanda,
N. Y., badly bruised; Amelia Colon, Colo
rado; Mrs. Jose Jaksa, Globesvllle, Colo.;
Kathereen Piatt, Denver; Anna Krasove,
Denver, Injured in head; Antonio Piasoro;
Antonio Pfameter, Twain Cales, James
W. Taylor, Bronson, Mich.; Domenico
Peratero; Domenico Muryando; Anton
Gramacus and wife; Pasquale Samunio;
G. Sumpano, Luce Wirlquito, Carlo Cam
pelll: A. W. Ormond, baggageman, De
troit; George Pffeiffer, Detroit; Victor
Greenbaum, New York; A. L. Hart, brake
man, Detroit: John Lemlcr, Detroit; Tili
vlsto Trlbusco; G. W. Sweeney, Detroit:
George Strong, engineer, left ley sprained
and left shoulder hurt; S. McLemore, por
ter, train No. 13, not badly injured; Miss
Mabel Thompson, Detroit, slightly injured;
E. L. Ardelle, porter train No. 4, slightly;
E. C. Smith, Detroit, leg bruised; Carman
Pear, Italian boy, slightly bruised; Pat
rick Flannery, Hastings, Minn., face cut,
teeth knocked out; Mary Williams, Sioux
City, la., cut about head; Otto Hare, De
troit, arm broken and ankle sprained;
John Schunder, Detroit, train boy, face
cut; Miss Jessie Wiggins, Detroit, glass
driven Into side; G. H. Meade, Clear Lake,
WILL GIVE UP COLON
Liberals Will Surrender the
Isthmian City Today.
CONFERENCE ON THE MARIETTA
Terms of the Surrender Were Not
Made Public United States Ma
rines Guard the City Gen
eral Albnn's Progress.
COLON, Nov. 28. Generals Alban and
Jeffries arrived here and were received
at the railroad station by the guards of
JOHN BULL CHASES THE ELUSIVE
the Machlas and the British second-class
cruiser Tribune. The Government com
manders came to arrange terms for dis
continuing the struggle. A conference
was held on board "the United States gun
boat Marietta in the harbor. The com
manding officers of the Marietta, of the
British cruiser Tribune and of the' French
cruiser Suchet, and Lieutenant Command
er McCrea, of the Machlas, and Captain
Perry, of the Iowa, were present, as were
Generals Alban and Jeffries, representing
the Government of Colombia, and Senor
De LaRosa, Secretary to General Dom
ingo Diaz, who represented the Liberal
party of Colombia.
No Information of the result of this con
ference has been made public, and none
of the details of the understanding has
leaked out. It can be said on the best
authority, however, that the Liberals will
surrender Colon tomorrow to the gov
. United States marines guard Colon to
night. Many unreliable statements con- i
cerning the terms of surrenaer are cur
rent on shore, but the only men Informed
on this subject refuse to answer questions.
Colon Is quiet, but much anxiety pre
vails. Today's train from Panama had not ar-
j rived at the time of the filing of this
dispatch. The railroad telegraph line,
which was cut yesterday evening, has
oeen restorea. it is roportea tnat tno
Government troops are driving tho Liber
als toward Colon. The marines of the
United States gunboat Machlas are out
in front of the railroad station.
The Colombian gunboat General Pinzon
has anchored on the other side of Colon
Harbor. She is reported to be landing
troops at Kennedy's Bluff.
The government forces, 300 strong, un
der General Alban, on reappearing at
Buena Vista Wednesday afternoon, opened
fire on the Liberal forces under Colonel
Barrera. The latter was not intrenched,
but having the choice of ground, occupied
j the top of a small hill at Buena Vista.
ine ngniing, wnicn was or tne most sav
age nature, lasted until 5:30 P. M. with
out stopping, when the government forces,
owing to the great loss they had sus
tained, were compelled to give way and
retreated toward Frijoles. Over 100 men
were killed or wounded, the bodies lying
all along the railroad. A train, on reach
ing Buena Vista, was unable to pass, ow
ing to a pile of corpses blocking its pas
sage. About 20 wounded men wero taken
to Panama on the evening train. The
Liberal loss Is said to be less than a dozen
This is the anniversary of the independ
ence of the Isthmus, and has always been
a holiday at both ends of the railroad
line, but now all Is deep sorrow and
gloomy forebodings occupy every mind,
for many a qrimson spot between Colon
and Panama marks the place where a
brave man has fallen.
The leading merchants of Colon called
on the United States and British Con
suls Tuesday to ascertain what steps were
to be taken to protect the town from
possible violence should the state of affairs
become more critical. They were assured
that marines from the warships would if
necessary be landed to protect life and
General Castro Killed.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29. A dispatch to
the Herald from Colon, Colombia, says:
General Francisco Castro, who led the
government troops In the capture of the
Baraceas bridge on Tuesday, was killed
early this (Thursday) morning during an
engagement with the Insurgent forces at
Bohia Soldado. General Castro has been
acting as second in command of the gov
ernment force on the isthmus.
PERRY'S ATTITUDE CORRECT.
He Was Right in Keeping Troops
Off the Railroad.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2S. Naval officers,
here are disconcerted at the 111 feeling ex
hibited toward Captain Perry at Panama
because he will not allow the railway to
be used for the transportation of armed
troops. After a careful examination of
the precedents and the treaty under
which the United States is now made ab
solutely rcsporslble for the safety of
traffic across the Isthmus, they declare
that Captain Perry had no alternative.
Had he allowed the Colombian Govern
ment forces to use the railway on the
Panama end, as they desired, he must of
necessity have yielded the same right to
the Liberals, who hold the Colon end of
the line. The result would inevitably have
been conflicts which would have prevent
ed the free transit that Captain Perry
is there to maintain. Therefore, his attl-
tude is held by tho Navy Department to
ho pntlrplv correct. j
Secretary Long today received the fol
lowing cablegram from Captain Perry:
"Panama, Nov. 2S. Secretary Navy,
Washington: Parties fought near Buena
Vista. Stopped firing while passenger
trains passed. Decisive engagement ex
pected today about same place.
A cablegram received at the State De
partment from Consul-General Gudger,
dated Panama, reads:
"Colombians fighting along the rail
Serious Blaze on the New York Wn-tcr-Front.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2S. A serious fire oc
curred this evening in the vicinity of
Ninth street at the East River. Several
firemen were hurt, but none seriously. The
blaze started in the plant of Updegrove &
Bros., manufacturers of boxes, veneers
and fine woodwork, and this firm was tho
principal sufferer. One of its buildings
was a seven-story structure, while those
surrounding It were one-story buildings.
All of Updegrove & Bros.' mill was de
stroyed. From the Standard OU Com
pany's depot on Eleventh street thou
sands of gallons of oil were drained into
the river to prevent a great explosion and
resulting conflagration. What started the.
fire Is not known. It swiftly spread to
all the Updegrove buildings. Within and
surrounding these were great quantities
of kiln-dried wood to feed upon. Tho
walls of the larger Updegrove building fell
In and crushed the stable of the Standard
Oil Company in the rear. All the horses
had been removed.
After the fire was thought to be under
control, it broke out again and spread
to the works of the Mutual Gas Company.
This outbreak was caused by a fireman
dropping a burning window sash into the
street. The street was flooded with wa
ter on which was a thick coating of oil.
This Ignited and the flames leaped Into
the gas company's property. The fire then
turned back across the street, and the
immense store of lumber owned by Hege
meyer & Sons was Ignited. It comprised
some 18,000,000 feet of valuable woods. The
lumber yards of J. M. Saulspaugh were
also reached by the flames and great
damago done. Fire Chief Croker esti
mated, at a late hour tonight, that the
total damage would approximate 51.0W,
000. He estimated that the loss to J. M.
Saulspaugh will be 5125,000; Updesrove.
5350,000; the Mutual Gas Company, 5100,
000; G. H. Hegemeyer, 5150,000, and the
Standard Oil Company, 575,000.
Dangerous Fire In Oil Field.
BEAUMONT, Texs, Nov. 28. The most
dangerous Are since the discovery of the
oil field here occurred yesterday, and for
a time It was thought the field was
doomed to destruction. Plumbers working
on pipes built a small fire for the purpose
of making connections. The fire soon got
beyond control and was threatening the
great forest of derricks in the Hogg
Swayne syndicate, when the men succeed
ed In staying the flames within 20 feet
of the nearest derrick, and Anally ex
tinguished them. The plumbers were arrested.
KAMM GIVES $2000
Lewis and Clark Fund Still
OFF DAY MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
Chairman Corbett Names a Leveling
Committee of Five, and Extends
Felicitations to the Pablic ou
Success of the Great Canvass.
Yesterday being a holiday, it was sup
posed the Lewis and Clark project would
rest, but it was found that the work so
well started would not halt when the Im
pelling power was suspended for a day.
The movement continued through the day
by reason of the momentum acquired, and
a number of new subscriptions reached
tho various canvassers who had been In
the field. Among these was the volun
tary subscription of Jacob Kamm, $'-"000,
which was added to the considerable num
ber that have been delivered to Mr. Cor
bett personally. Watson Bros., the res
taurant men, signed 51600. Several others
of less amount were reported.
Hon. H. W. Corbett, chairman of the
executive committee, was in a Thanks
giving frame of mind yesterday over the
news that the Lewis and Clark fund was
secure, and that Portland would go for
ward to still greater achievement. To
an Oregonian reporter he expressed him
self as very much pleased with the result
and somewhat surprised that it was ob
tained with so much case.
"I am exceedingly gratified," said he,
"with the result of the canvass for sub
scriptions to the Lewis and Clark Centen
nial, American Vacltlc Exposition and
Oriental Fair. 'he enthusiasm far ex
ceeded my most sanguine expectation.
The unanimity of the patriotic response
augurs great things for the Pacific North
west. I congratulate not only them, but
also the people of Portland, that we have
shown this united and liberal spirit in our
determination to commemorate this most
important historical event, which so close
ly concerns this Northwest country, an
empire In itself, destined to outstrip any
equal amount of territory within the
Union. Its virgin soil, its magnificent
forests, its grand mountains, its great in
land waterways and extensive seacoast.
Its superb climate, its varied produc
tions of cereals and delicious fruits, i?4
cattle and sheep on a thousand hills, all
speak forth the grandeur of this, our
adopted home and country, T.'here ro'Ja
the Oregon and hears no sound but'
words of commendation for the celebra
tion of the far-reaching event that we
are unitedly to commemorate Jn 1905.
"The surrounding country and neighbor
ing states only awaited the aclon ot
Portland before putting the'- shoulders
to the wheel, giving liberal . istincc to
the proposed great demonstration of patV
otism and industry, in which they nJ
anxious to unite with u? Portland has
set tho example; the othors will follow it
with creditable faithfulness and prompt
ness." Chairman Corbett yesterday named the
revision committee authorized at Wednes
day night's meeting to be appointed, to
adjust the odds and ends of the canvass
and give opportunity to-some of the sub
scribers to alter their subscriptions before
tho publication of the list If they should
desire to do so. The committee Is com
posed of W. D. Fcnton, Adolpho Wolfe.
W. L. Boise. C. E. Rumelin and A. II. De
vers, and they are authorized to call oth
ers to their assistance as they may deem
necessary or advisable.
The canvassing committees that have
not closed up their lists are expected to
continue their work unttl the entire Held
shall be covered and- everybody shall have
had a chance to subscribe. Some of theso
will finish In a day or two. others will re
quire several days, and still others mar
find it Impossible to complete their Hstu
for some weeks, because of the necessity
for taking considerable time to reach out-of-town
subscribers. It Is not the inten
tion of the executive committee to let tho
thing drag simply because the 5300,000 ha3
been provided. It is now to proceed en
ergetically to make the sum 5500.000.
Wreck on the Lncknirnnn.
SYRACUSE, N. Y.. Nov. 29. A special
train north-bound on the Lackawanna,
carrying 300 Syracuse Knights of Colum
bus, ran into a freight train on a sidlnij
at Tully at 1:15 o'clock this (Friday)
morning, wrecking both trains. Railroad
officials say the accident Is not serious. A
special from Tully says several were In
jured, but it cannot be learned how seri
ously. SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
There are conflicting estimates of the number
of dead in the Seneca wreck. Pape 1.
Correspondents who lelted the scene say 100
persons were killed. Page 1.
Secretary Root's report on Philippine matters
was submitted to the President. Page 2.
Colombian Liberals agree to give up Colon to
day. Page 1.
The Chinese loan bill was adopted by tho
French Chamber of Deputies. Page 2.
Seymour Bell explained the American trada
situation to London buslnes-s men. Page 2.
Americans In the European oapltals celebrated
ThankPgtvlnf- dny. Page 2.
Young Corbett defeated McGovern In the sec
ond round. Page 3.
Walcott got the decision over Young Peter
Jackson at Baltimore. Page 3.
The winners in the principal Eastern games
were Cornell. Columbia. Michigan, Wiscon
sin and Missouri. Page :i.
Pullman defeated Whitman College at foot till
5 to 2. Page .".
Aberdeen, Wash.. Is to have another good
sized saw mill. Page 4.
Government will aid miners on stranded ves
sel In Alaska If .they need it. Page 4.
Thanksgiving ray was generally observed
throughout Oregon. Page 4.
Representative Jones announces that M. T.
Hartson Is his choice for Postmaster at Spo
kane. Page 4.
Steamship Indrapura will load nearly 50,000
barrels of flour. Page 11.
TweHe vessels now due at Portland. Page 11.
Two lumber and two grain ships left down
yesterday. Page 11.
Guernsey brought over 5000 bales ot hemp.
Portland nnd Vicinity.
Jacob Kamm gives $2000 to the Lewis and
Clark fund. Page 1.
Fire Chief Campbell married to Miss Schemer.
Eastern Oregon otock finds a market on Pa
cific Coast. Page 12.
Thanksgiving day generally observed In Port
land. Page 10.
Hold-up man is terrorizing neighborhood of
Osweirn. Paso R.