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THE MORNING- OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1902.
URGE EXPORT BUSINESS
CUSTOM-HOUSE STATEMENT MAKES
Cargoes From this Port in December
of Greater Value TL.au. ia
Any Other Month.
The December report of the Portland
Custom-House shows the largest value of
exports that has ever appeared In a
monthly statement of this port- The total
-value of exports from Portland in De
cember was n,741,20G. The receipts from
duties on imports, while not so large as
they have been In some other months,
aievertheless reflect a large volume of
commerce. The duties amounted tc $27,
S21 93, an average of nearly $1000 per day
jfor the business days of the month.
The report as prepared, by Collector of
Customs Patterson Is as follows:
"Vessels entered from foreign ports 4
"Vessels cleared for foreign ports 23
"Vessels entered from, domestic ports.... 36
"Vessels cleared for domestic ports 17
Entries of merchandise for duty 7S
Entries of merchandise free of duty 1C
Entries for warehouse o
Entries for export to adjacent British
Entries for rewarehoiMe 5
Entries from warehouse for consump
Entries for immediate transportation
without appraisement 19
Total number entries all lclnds 166
Entries for consumption liquidated.... 97
Entries for warehouse liquidated 7
Certificates of enrollment granted 2
Licenses for coasting trade granted.... 3
Total number documents issued 5
value of domestic exports 1 1,741,206
Receipt! From All Source.
Duties on imports J27.S21 95
Fines, penalties and forfeitures.. 2 40
Miscellaneous customs receipts 16S SO
Official fees 114 10
Total .......... .528,106 35
-Amount of refunds and drawbacks
Paid 647 44
DISASTERS AT SEA.
"Wrecks of the Brother Jonnthnn and
the Pacific In Early Days.
The loss of the AValla Walla recalls
the wreck of the steamer Brother Jona
than, which foundered about 160 miles
from where the Walla Walla foundered,
and, as a strange coincidence. Captain
de Wolf, who brought the Walla Walla
around from New York, was the master
of the Brother Jonathan, says the Vic
toria Colonist. She struck a sunken
rock near Crescent City and went down
with nearly 200 people on board. This
mournful tale of death and disaster
which darkened the pages of marine his
tory in 1865, was followed 10 years later
by the loss of the steamer Pacific In
the same manner as the Walla Walla
was lost. The Pacific collided with the
ship Orpheus In November, 1875. She left
Victoria on November 4 with 160 pas
sengers and cleared Tatoosh at 4 P. M.
At 10 P. M. she came in collision with the
sailing craft, and of her ship's company
but two, Neil Henley, still living at Steil
acoom, and Henry F. Jelley, since de
ceased, were the only survivors.
Henley, in an account given of the
disaster, tells of how the passengers
rushed to the boats and of the capsizing
and swamping of the boats, leaving the
shipwrecked pebple struggling in the wa
ter after the vessel went down. He se
cured a place on a raft with Captain
Howell, second mate, cook, and four pas
sengers, one a young lady. One by one
the unfortunates were swept from the
raft or died from exposure, and Henley
was left alone, clinging to the raft. He
was rescued four days after the wreck
by the cutter Wolcott. Jelley, the other
survivor, says the steamer sank so quick
ly that only one boat could be launched,
and it swamped quickly, drowning those
In it. When the news of the wreck
reached Victoria the excitement was in
tense. After the collision the Orpheus, -which
was In ballast from San Francisco to
Nanaimo to load coal, made repairs as
well as possible, and resumed her voyage,
but before she could reach port she, too,
met with disaster. She stranded in
Barkley Sound, on the Vancouver Island
Coast, and foundered. Captain Sawyer
and his crew of 21 were cared for by the
late Captain A. D. Laing, who was then
trading near the spot where the ship
sunk. Owing to the excitement prevail
ing against Captain Sawyer because of
the wreck of the Pacific, he was accused
of casting his ship away and arrested
on this charge at San Francisco, but
after a thorough examination he was ac
quitted. When the wrecking ship T. P. White
law was engaged In wrecking the- steam
er San Pedro she made a trip to Bark
ley Sound, and Captain Whltelaw suc
ceeded In recovering the cathead, anchor
and chains of the lost Orpheus.
WAS THERE WARNING?
Lookout Who AVa on Board Wall a
Wnlla Says There XVnti.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7. The Exam
iner says, on the authority of Deputy
Coroner Skinner, of Humboldt County,
that E. Johnson, one of the lookouts on
the wrecked steamer Walla Walla, told
a strange story under oath at Eureka
regarding the cause of the collision with
the French bark Max.
According to the Coroner, who took the
depositions of Captain Hall and others of
the officers and crew of the Walla Walla
after the accident, Johnson testified that
he saw the lights of the French bark
many minutes before her prow sank Into
the Walla Walla's hull; that twice he
warned the officer on the bridge of the
approaching danger, but that his warn
ings were not heeded. As the vessels
neared each other, the red and green
lights of the bark became more and more
distinct, according to Johnson's testimony
as reported by the Coroner's deputy. At
last the lookout, alarmed at the failure of
the officer on the bridge to change his
course, started for the cabin of the first
officer, Peter Nielsen, but before he
reached the cabin the vessels struck and
the Max drifted away with her lights
These assertions are contradicted by the
positive statements of the steamer's offi
cers, who declare that a sharp lookout
was kept, and that no warning was given
of the danger. The reports of Captain
Hall, of the Walla Walla, and Captain
Benoist, of the Max, will be filed today
with the Inspectors of Hulls and Boilers.
A day will then be set for the investi
gation of the causes of the disaster.
HAD A ROUGH VOYAGE.
Stcaxnnhtp Columbia From San Fran.
cIkco SpoUe the Max.
The steamship Columbia, on the Portland-San
Francisco route, entered the Co
lumbia River yesterday morning, and
reached this city early last evening. She
arrived at the mouth of the river late
Sunday afternoon, but was held outside
by heavy gales for about 20 hours. Early
Saturday morning she spoke the French
ship Max, which sank the steamer Walla
Walla off Cape Mendocino. The captain
of the French vessel desired Captain Do
ran, of the Columbia, to turn about and
tow him Into San Francisco, but as the
disabled ship was In no danger of sinking,
Captain Doran proceeded on his way.
The Columbia sailed from San Francisco
Friday and had good weather until she
arrived off the Columbia River Sunday af
ternoon. About 7 o'clock Saturday .morn
ing, seven miles off Cape Mendocino, the
steamship sighted the Max, which was
burning a torch. Evidently a disaster had
taught the French captain a lesson In the
matter of lights. The Columbia lay to,
and Captain Doran addressed the French
man through a megaphone. The captain's
long-distance French was bad, however,
and he had to give up that means of con
versation as a bad job. So a boat was
'owered and the Frenchman was enabled
to express himself at shorter range. He
said his ship was not In a dangerous con
dition, and was making only a little water,
but that he wanted a tow. Captain Doran
responded that the sea was calm and all
that was necessary for the Frenchman to
do was to screw up his courage and set
sail. However, he promised to speak the
steamer Geo. W. Elder, which was then
sailing southward, and might give the
Max a line. The Elder was spoken at 2
o'clock that afternoon. Meanwhile the
Max had been picked up by the steamer
Acme, which made San Francisco with
her Sunday night.
When the Columbia arrived off the
mouth of the river a heavy storm set in-,
as if It had been suddenly shaken out of
a bag. Toward morning the weather
abafed, but soon again redoubled Its fury,
so that on Monday It was impossible for
the steamer to enter. When the Columbia
sailed in yesterday morning the entrance
was still very rough.
A close lookout was kept for wreckage
of the Walla Walla, but .none was sight
ed. The Columbia will sail for San Fran
YAMHIIX LOCKS CLOSED.
High Water Interferes "With Naviga
tion Altona Aprnln on the Route.
The water in. the Yamhill River Is too
high to permit of navigation through the
locks at La Fayette at present. The Al
tona. which has just resumed the run
from Portland after an interval of about
three weeks was unable to go any fur
ther than Dayton Monday.
An understanding' has been reached be
tween the owners of the Altona and tho
merchants of Dayton and McMlnnvllIe.
The steamer was taken off the run be
cause of the lack of business. When the
merchants saw they were without river
transportation they thought of building a
steamboat of their own. Captain Gra
ham, of the Oregon City Transportation
Company, held a conference with them
lust week in which he showed them the
reason for taking the Altona off the route.
The merchants agreed that hereafter the
steamer would not be without sufficient
business to keep her running, and Cap
tain Graham, on this assurance, restored
the boat to the run.
IN SEARCH OF WRECKAGE.
Revenue Cutter Grant Will Hunt for
PORT TOWNSEND. Wash., Jan. 7.
The United States revenue cutter Grant
sailed tills morning for an extended
cruise along the shores of the Straits
of Juan de Fuca and along the coast
south of Cape Flattery, to examine
wreckage reported in the past two weeks.
It is believed that many vessels have
met with disaster, as Indians dally bring
reports to Neah Bay of new wreckage
coming ashore south of Cape Flattery.
The steamer Alice Gertrude, arriving
from Neah Bay today, reports last
night's storm in the straits as being
of great violence. Off Cape Flattery the
wind reached fearful velocity, driving
vessels In the vicinity of Cape Flattery
out to sea. Vessels In the straits sought
shelter at Port Angeles and in Clallam
CONTRACTS FOR FORAGE
Will Be Let Today Cannot Be
Shipped Until Next Month.
Contracts will be let at the local Quar
termaster's "office this morning for 4000
tons of forage for shipment to the Phil
ippines. Two thousand tons of the for
age will be In oats. It Is expected that
the bids will be higher than have been
submitted for some time, owing to the
present advanced prices of the market.
The steamship Folmina, which was to
take the forage supplies to Manila, will
not be available by January 15. Her
charterers, the Pacific Export Lumber
Company, have notified the Quartermas
ter's office to this effect, and agree to
have ready by the middle of February
either the steamship Marghcrlta or the
steamship Arab. The Margherita Js an
Austrian vessel of 2164 tons, and the
Arab Is a British vessel with a tonnage
WORK, ON THE ASIE.
Delayed by BUc of the River Vessel
in no Danger.
Righting of the French bark Asle was
delayed yesterday by a rise in the river
of several feet, due to heavy rains. This
necessitated a readjustment of the work
ing apparatus, so that the process of
straightening up the vessel had to be put
off. Uniess there should be a further rise
of the river, the work will probably be
successful today. The ship Is In no
danger from the rise of the water, and K.
H. Loller, who is righting the vessel, has
no fears for her safety. After she Is re
turned to even keel the spars w ill all have
to be taken out, except the Jigger mast.
This and the restepping of the masts will
be a slow process. A ship bereft of spars
will be a strange sight In Portland har
bor. NEW GOVERNMENT BOAT.
Will Be Built for Service at the
Month of the Columbia.
PJans for a Government" boat at the
mouth of the Columbia River, to ply be
tween the several places where the Gov
ernment "has business, have been forward
ed to Washington. The plans were made
up last month and sent to Washington,
but were returned for modification. The
steamer Miler has been doing Government
transportation at the mouth of the river
for several years. Thf contract with the
Miler expired last Fall, but the steamer
was re-engaged. The steamer which the
Government will build will be somewhat
larger than the Miler.
GALGATE REACHES ENGLAND.
Passed Kinsole 113 Days Out From
The British ship Galgate passed Kinsole
yesterday, 113 days from Portland. She
Is wheat laden and has a net tonnage of
2227. Her cargo consists of 78,619 centals
of wheat, loaded by G. W. McNear. Her
rate of charter was 36s 3d. The vessel
sailed from the Columbia September 16.
The Galgate Is the third of the Septem
ber grain fleet bound from Portland to
Europe to arrive at its destination. The
steamship Glamorganshire, which sailed
September 20, arrived at Hull December
15. 87 days out. The British ship Brabloch
made the passage in 115. days.
AT OREGON CITY LOCKS.
Report of Amount of Bunness Done
Last Three Months.
SALEM, Jan. 7. The report of the
Portland General Electric Company for
the three months ending December 31
bhows the following business at the Ore
gon City locks:
Number of trips 361
Number of passengers 4,166
Horses and cattle 216
Sheep and hogs 733
Feet of lumber 215114
Feet of logs C7,'914
Cords of wood 395
Tons of freight sig3i
WANT THEIR OWN SAILORS.
British People Desire Their Ships
Manned by Countrymen.
NEW YORK, Jan. 7. A movement has
been started in Liverpool to replace for
eigners on British ships by British sailors,
says a dispatch to the Herald from Lon
don. This Is the outcome, of an agitation
started by Lord Romney. It Is pointed out
that mo.t vessels under the Union Jack
are manned by seamen of other nationali
ties to such an extent that in the event
of a European war the British Navy could
not protect Its mercantile fleet.
NO MORE SURVIVORS.
Missing Victims at Walla "Walla Dis
aster Probably Drowned.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7. Nothing
has been heard from the missing victims
of the Walla Walla disaster, and It ia
feared that they all went down with tho
steamer. The statement of Lookout
Johnson, made to the Coroner at Eureka,
that he saw the lights on the bark Max
and warned the officers on the bridge of
the Walla Walla Is denied by them. Oth
er members of the crew of the Walla
Walla corroborate Johnson's assertion
that tho lights ca the French bark were
visible. The conflicting statements will
be Investigated by the United States ma
rine authorities, and the responsibility
for the disaster fixed.
Nctt York-Brazil Service Increased.
NEW YORK, Jan. 7. The Lamport and
Holt line has recently purchased two
5000-ton steamships, having a speed of 13
knots, that they expect shortly to place
In the New York-Brazil passenger serv
ice, sailing on alternate dates with the
steamers Coleridge and Wordsworth, now
in that service. The flrst of the new
steamers Is expected to leave this port
for Pernambuco, Bahla and Rio de Ja
neiro In March.
Lnmber for Samoa.
The schooner Winchester is loading
lumber at the foot of East Oak street.
The lumber is bound fcf Samoa, where it
will be used In construction of a hospital.
The cargo will consist of about 90,000 feet
and will probably be finished today. The
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FRENCH BARK MAX THAT COLLUDED WITH THE WALLA WALLA -f
Winchester Is a schooner of 120 tons bur
den. Her deckload Is nearly complete.
Thje lumber Is forwarded by Henry Mett.
Repairs of the Rnth.
The steamer Ruth is at the O. R. & N.
boneyard. The damages to her hull are
of such a nature that the boat will have
to have practically a new bottom, and
many of the ribs will have to be replaced.
The steamer was not strained or
wrenched in any wny. She will be hauled
out on the ways and repairs will be made
as quickly as possible. One of the holes
in her hull Is 4x12 feet. .
Movements of Grain Fleet.
The llala left down the river yesterday
morning. In tow of the Harvest Queen.
The Selene arrived at Portland yester
day afternoon, in tow of the Thompson.
The Scottish Minstrel reached the city
yesterday evening, towed by the Ockla
hama. The Falklandbank will leave for Astoria
this morning. In tow of the Thompson.
The steamship Palatlnla has moved
from Oceanic dock to Montgomery No. 2.
The Wendur has moved from the bunk
ers to Irving dock.
The Charles Gonaud, one of the disen
gaged ships Jn port, will start up the river
for Portland today or tomorrow, in tow
of the Ocklahama.
Cleared at Cnstom-Honse.
The British ship Toridon and the Ger
man bark Seestern cleared with wheat
yesterday, for the United Kingdom. The
Torrldon's cargo Is 75,240 bushels, valued
at $47,402, loaded by Balfour, Guthrie &
Co., and that of the Seestern consists of
85,369 bushels. loaded by the Portland
The next vessel to clear will probably
be the Formosa, and after her the Bar
dowle. CnrRO of Lnmber.
The schooner W. J. Patterson will start
down the river today. She has a cargo
of 780.000 feet of lumber for San Fran
cisco. The vessel was loaded by the
Eastern Lumber Company.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Storm warn
ings are displayed on the Pacific Coast
on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Belling
ham Bay and at Seattle.
Tho schooner Alcalde cleared Monday
at Astoria for Port Los Angeles with
2S0.O00 feet of lumber.
Captain Edwards and Captain Fuller
will Inspect the Manzanlta today or to
morrow. Friday they will inspect the
Geo. R. Vosburg at Astoria.
Postoffice bar buoy No. 4, a red, first
class spar, will be discontinued January
7, 1902, and on he same date a pile of
the postoffice bar revetment will be
painted black and white and established
as a day mark.
In the heavy gale at Astoria Monday
the bark Harry Morse, lumber-laden, was
blown from her anchorage near the O.
R. & N. dock almost upon the sands In
front of the city. The anchors held Just
in time to save her from going ashore.
Reinsurance Is quoted on the following
overdue vessels: Paros, from Iquique,
for San Francisco, 81 days out, 20 per,
cent; Blackbraes, from Table Bay, for
Portland, 12S days out, 15 per cent; Earl
Cadogan, from Antwerp, for Port Los
Angeles, 191 days out, 20 per cent; Rob
ert Duncan, from Wei Hal Wcl. for Pu
get Sound. 99 days out, 75 per cent;
Anglla, from Newcastle, N. S. W., for
Panama, 186 days out, 90 per cent.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Jan. 7. Arrived at 11 A. M. and
left up at 11:30 A. M.. steamer Columbia,
from San Francisco. Arrived down at 10 A.
M., steamer Volante. Condition of the bar at
5 P. M.. rough; wind south, weather hazy.
Klnsale, Jan. 7. Passed British ship Gal
gate. Honolulu Arrived, December 31, schooner
Tacoma. Jan. 7. Arrived British steamer
Denbighshire, from Nagasaki.
San Francisco, Jan. 7. Arrived Steamer
City of Puebla. from Victoria. Sailed schoon
er Compter, from Tacoma; barkentine Gardi
ner City, from Gray's Harbor; steamer Tellus,
from Ladysmlth; schooner Lou La. from "Dmp
qua; steamer Czarina, from Seattle.
New York, Jan. 7. Arrived Saxonla, from
Liverpool; Montgomery, from Glasgow.
Liverpool. Jan. 6. Arrived, Ivcrnla, from
Rotterdam. Jan. 7. Arrived Statendam,
from New York.
Plymouth. Jan. T. Sailed Pennyslvanla,
from Hamburg, for New York.
Duluth Is a peculiar city. Its population
Is about 70.000, yet the length of the Incor
porated town along the lake front Is 28 mil's.
l wwttk ntnn -tram ana ta to miles.
IN SEVENTH NEW YORK
LESSLER BEAT BELMONT BY 304
Canvass Was Marked by Bitter
Fighting1 Between the Two
NEW YORK, Jan. 7. Montague Less
ler. Republican, was elected to Congress
in the Seventh District today, to suc
ceed Nicholas Muller, Democrat, re
signed. He beat Pern Belmont, the reg
ular Democratic candidate, by 294 votes,
the count showing these figures:
Ward, Socialist-Democrat 101
Llndlnger, Independent Democrat 135
Bennett, Greater New York Democracy 1&2
Tho Seventh Congressional District 13
made up of Richmond Borough (Staten
Island) and 30 election districts in the
extreme lower end of this city. There
was a contest over the Democratic nom
ination between Mr. Belmont and Joseph
F. O'Grady, each of whom, declared hlm-
self to be the regularly chosen nominee.
Justice Scott, of the Supreme Court, de
cided in favor of Belmont, and O'Grady
and Llndlnger, who had announced him
self as an Independent Democratic can
didate, thereupon withdrew. Llndlnger
withdrew too late to have his narna
stricken from the official ballot.
The canvass was a bitter one as re
gards Democratic factions. Charges of
the free use of money were frequent, and
last night Superintendent of Elections
McCulIagh announced that he had dis
covered a plan of wholesale colonization.
During the day the McCulIagh deputies
made a score of arrests, among them
those of ex-Alderman Joseph Welling
and John Pye, a Democratic district cap
tain, who were taken to court on a
charge of having abetted Illegal registra
tion. Each was released In $200 ball un
til Thursday. George B. Lolllffe, chair
man of the Board, of Election Inspectors,
was also arrested on the charge that he
had permitted four men to vote in the
names of two registered voters. His ball
was fixed at S1000.
BLAME OF THE DISASTER.
Seattle Man Lays It Unequivocally
on the Officers of the Steamer.
SAN FRANCISCoTjan. 7. Jacob Miller.
& capitalist of Seattle, who was on the
Walla Walla with his wife, lays the
blame of the collision unequivocally upon
the officers of the steamer. He says he
was on deck a moment after the crash,
and that he then saw the lights of the
bark brightly burning. The night was so
clear, he declares, that even If the Max
had had no lights, she could have been
seen 1000 feet away with the naked eye.
Miller also makes the sensational charge
of drunkenness on board the Walla Walla.
J. Wettershank, the quartermaster, who
was at the wheel of the Walla Walla
when the Max crashed Into her on the
port side, saw the bark approaching, but
shifts all responsibility for the disaster
to tho two officers, whom he says were
on the bridge. Second Officer Lupp and
Third Officer Hughes.
"I have made my statement to the In
spectors of Hulls and Boilers," said Wet
tershank, "signed my name to It, and
swore to its truth. It will surprise every
body, even the officials of the steamship
company. All sorts of stories have been
published about the wreck, but they are
all wrong. My statement Is right. I was
In the wheel-house when the bark rammed
her prow Into us. On the bridge were
Second Officer Lupp and Third Officer
Hughes. Johnson was the statlonman,
and Wilson the deck watchman. It was a
clear night, and we were coasting, north
northwest at good speed. I saw the lights
of the bark, and knew that she was ar
proachlng us. All of us, Lupp, Hughes.
Johnson and myself, knew that the bark
was coming. I did not receive any or
ders, however, until half a minute before
the collision. Johnson and the officer
yelled down to me, 'hard to port!' I
worked the wheel 'for dear life, but the
best I could do did not save us. The bark
pushed her nose Into us, and I knew it
was the last of the Walla Walla. It was
a bad ending to a very merry New Year
on board, and I guess next time we go out
some of us will not celebrate half so
much. I, myself, never drink."
PENSION PLAN CHANGED.
C. & N. W. Railway "Will Retire Meu
After 20 Years Service.
CHICAGO. Jan. 7. President Hughltt
has issued an order affecting pensions of
25,000 employes of the Chicago & Nort
western Railway. The order is contained
In a circular, which states that the pen
sion plan now in vogue on that road will
be changed soihat any employe who has
been In the service of the company for
20 years may be retired on a pension.
Heretofore 30 years' connection with the
corporation was required to receive the
benefit of the pension arrangement,
Christmas Customs in Porto Rico.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Wednesday.
Jan. L Many of the children of
Porto Rico were treated to a Christmas
tree this season for the flrst time in
their lives. Until this season Santa Claus
was unknown to the Porto RIcan youth.
The real Christmas comes 12 days late
in Porto Rico. January 6 is Three Kings
day, and the Three Kings take the place
of Santa Claus here.
Instead of having a Christmas tree, or
of hanging their stockings In the fire
place, the youngsters here on the eye of
January 6 put a box filled with grass
and their shoes out on the balconies or
on the window sills'. The three wise
men, who are traveling through the coun
try proclaiming: the birth of the Infant
Christ, stop at each box, and, if the lit
tle boy or girl Is good, the three mules
which the wise men are riding eat the
grass and leave a toy or a bit of "dulce."
In the schools, on the last day before
Christmas, the teachers told the story of
Santa Claus, and In some of the schools
Santa appeared in person, much to the
delight and astonishment of the children,
who had never before Imagined such a
thing. Christmas trees, imported from
the United States especially for the oc
casion, with tinsel and lighted candles
and laden with candy, and cake, were a
revelation to the children.
A MINE CAVE-IN.
Lives of Many Miners Thought to Be
NEGAUNEE. Mich., Jan. 7. The most
distressing accident occurring In this
country for years, occurred at the Ne
gaunee mine today noon, when, by a cave
In, the lives of 13 to 17 miners are thought
to have been lost. The cave-in was at the
bottom of the old shaft. Had it occurred
an hour sooner about 150 men would have
been killed. The names of the dead so
far as known are:
WILLIAM WILLIAMS, married.
JOHN SULLIVAN, single.
JOHN PASCOE. single.
JOHN PEARCE, married.
JACOB HUNLALLA, married. .
Thus far but one body has been taken
out, that of Hunlalla and one man was
rescued alive. It is thought the other
bodies cannot be reached within 24 hours.
The miner rescued is Dominlco Basso, an
Italian. Basso describes- the disaster in
the mine as follows:
"We were seated around the pump at
the bottom of the shaft, when, without
any warning, thousands of tons of ore
came down. I remembered no more until
I heard the sound of picks and shovels In
the hands of the rescuers and their shouts.
I was In total darkness, and my feelings
cannot be described. What seemed ages
to me was but minutes. When rescuers
found me I was 75 feet from the place
where I was sitting and found myseit
In a drift. How I got there Is a mystery,
but can only be accounted for by the
concussion of the wind."
The Negaunce mine Is one of the most
unlucky properties In the Lake Superior
district. Much trouble In sinking and
drifting has resulted from surplus water
and quicksands. It was at this mine that
$1,000,000 was recently expended to sink a
shaft to the ledge.
. The lower end of the shaft Is so badly
twisted that the cage will not operate
within 100 feet of where the men are en
tombed. If the workmen are not res
cued within the next 10 or 12 hours all
hope- of getting them out alive will be
abandoned. The officials would not make
a statement for publication as to tho con
dition of the mine or the number of men
Premature Powder Explosion.
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo;, Jan. 7. As a
result of a premature explosion of powder
blasts in the Newhouse tunnel, two men
are dead, another Is fatally injured, and
two others are In a serious condition.
The dead are:
Injured: A. C. Lawes. fatally; Harry
Balrd, ribs broken; Louis Phillips, hand
The men were known as the powder
gang. They were loading holes with
powder under, direction of Lawes. the
foreman. Phillips was assisted by Balrd
In tamping holes on one side of the tun
nel, and Wheeler and Eckhard were tamp
ing hole3 on the other side. Lawes was
standing back about six feet, giving di
rections, when the explosion occurred.
The cause has not yet been positively
determined, but It Is thought the acci
dent was caused by the tamping of a
ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 7. In a head-end
collision on the Kenova division of the
Norfolk Sz. Western Railroad at Alnwyck,
W. Va., at 7 o'clock this morning, Hugh
Smith, an. express messenger and baggage
master of this city, and Flagman John
Turner, of Bluefield, W. Va., were killed
Instantly and Engineer Bailey received
Injuries from which he died later In the
day. A passonger train, east bound, col
lided with an extra west-bound freight
train In a dense fog. the passenger en
gineer having failed to see the flagman
sent ahead for the freight train to give
warning of the Impending danger. The
express car and the combination express
and baggage car caught fire and were
destroyed. None of the passengers were
SUSPENDED FROM TRACKS.
National Association Decides Pro
tents Relative to Boston Race.
NEW YORK, Jan. 1.X special meet-
Ing of the Natlonar Association board or
control was held here today. The protests
relative to the six-day race, which was
completed at Boston last Saturday even
ing, were decided as follows:
Conduct detrimental to the sport. In In
citing a riot at Park-Square Garden, Bos
ton, January 4 Floyd A. McFarland, of
San Jose, Cal., is hereby suspended from
all connection with cycle racing until
June 1. 1902; said McFarland Is given the
privilege of applying at the annual meet
ing of the N. C. A., to have his susnen
sion changed to a fine. For a like offense
at the same place and date. Howard B.
Freeman, of Portland, Or., Is fined 550, or
has the option of accepting a suspension
until June 1. 1902.
It having been established that Jean
Gougoltz fouled McLean In the finishing
mile of the Park-Square Garden race, the
McLean-Butler team Is placed fifth and
the Gougoltz-SImar team sixth.
Races at Oakland.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 7. Results:
Five and a half furlongs, selling Royal
Rogue won. King Herald second, Sir
Claude third; time, 1:CS.
Seven furlongs, selling M. L. Roths
child won, Bob Palmer second, Marineuse
third; time, 1:2S.
Six furlongs, selling Hnlnault won,
Jacquimlnot second. Commissioner Fors
ter third; time. 1:14.
Five furlongs. Cyclone handicap Josle
G. won. Sister Jeanle second, Tower of
Candles third; time, 1:004.
One mile and 100 yards Grand Sachem
won. Colonel Ballantyne second, Invlctus
third; time, 147.
One mile, selling Kitty Kelly won, Hor
ton second, Sweet Tooth third; time,
Tommy Ryan Will Fight.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Jan. 7. Tommy
Ryan, who claims he middle-weight
championship of the world, said tonight
concerning the challenge to him Issued by
Jack Hanley; manager of Rube Ferns, at
New York today:
"I will make a match with Ferns with
in 24 hours, if he will put up his forfeit
with George Slier, L. M. Houseman, or
any reliable newspaper man."
Whitney's Horses In England.
LONDON. Jan. 7. The Atlantic Trans
port Line steamer Minnehaha arrived to
day, having on board William C. Whit
ney's Derby candidate Nasturtium and his
Peg Wofflngton colt. They were treated
throughout the voyage like saloon passen
gers, and are in splendid condition. The
horses will be taken on a special train
to New Market.
Ajrreed Upon the Protocol.
BUENOS AYRES, Jan. 7. The Govern
ments of Argentina and Chile, having
come to an agreement as to the wording
of the clauses in the protocol referring
to the policing of Ultima Esperanza, Ar
gentina's rights In the matter being safe
guarded, all the questions In dispute will
not be submitted to the arbitration of the
RICH CINNABAR STRIKE
MEADOWS DISTRICT, IN JOSEPHINE
COUNTY, THE SCENE.
Returns Prove the. Ledge to Be Best
Yet Discovered on the
GRANT'S PASS. Jan. 7. William May
field, the discoverer of the rich and noted
Mayfleld cinnabar claim In the Mead
ows district, has made another rich
strike in the same vicinity. At a depth
of 10 feet on the Hydrargyram, he has
uncovered a body of cinnabar that is
pronounced even richer than that of the
Mayfleld. The ledge struck has a width
of several feet and carries 30 per cent
values in mercury. The returns prove
It to be the richest body of cinnabar yet
discovered on the Coast.
The Hydrargyram adjoins the Mayfleld
and the Mercury, both of which are rich
cinnabar claims. It is supposed that the
same vein or ledge leads through all.
For the purpose of ascertaining this, a
tunnel Is being driven from the Mayfleld
to connect with the other two claims,
with the ultimate end In view of a con
solidation. The Mayfleld Is the property
of the Rogue River Quicksilver Mining
Company, which Is preparing to work Its
property on a large scale.
Orcpron Mining; Stock Exchange.
Gold Hill & Bohemia
Oregon-Colorado M. M. & D....
SweuVn Copper M. Co
1000 Bpnze Monarch at
1000 Crystal Consolidated at ..
ISO Sweden Copper Co. at....
500 Caribou at
Z.V) Gold Hill & Bohemia at..
500 Huronlan at
SPOKANE. Jan. 7. The closinff quotations of
mining stocks today were:
Amer. Boy .. 4& 54Morrison 3i 3X
Blacktall ....104 lliPrln. ilaud .. o 4
Butte & Bos.. H lb.Qullp 23 24
Crystal 7 ;Ramb. Car ...694 71
Deer Trail .. 2 2 Republic S 4i
Gold Ledge .. 1 2 llteservatlon .. 2 2t
L. P. Surp... G 6 Suim-an 8 10
L. Dreyfus .. 24 .TAITom Thumb ..184 21
Mtn. Lion ...20 28 ITrade Dollar.. 4i 6
Morn. Glory.. Us 2J4
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 7. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today -were
Alta 50 07IOccldental Con. ..$0 08
14 Ophlr SO
Bet & Belcher ..
Con. Cal. & Va..
Crown Point ....
Gould & Curry
Hale &. Norcross .
OS eg. Belcher 4
ClSIerra Nevada ... 23
1 (KiSllvcr Hill 45
lljStandard 3 25
"jUnlon Con 18
2tUtnh Con 5
01 Yellow Jacket .. 10
NEW YORK. Jan. 7. Closing quotations:
Adams Con SO 20LlttIe Chlet SO 10
Alice 45IOntarlo 8 50
Brcece 75Phoenlx 5
Brunswick Con... 10'Potosl 11
Comstock Tunnel 5Savage 5
Corf. Cal. & Vo. 1 COtSlerra Nevada.... 20
Deadwood Terra. GOjSmill Hopes .... 40
Horn Silver 1 OOlStandard 3 50
Iron SIHer G0
BOSTON, Jan. 7. Closing quotations:
Adventure ..i...Si9 75Parrot S29 50
Alloucz 3 OO.Qulncy 1 30
Amalgamated .. 70 87 Santa Fe Copper S 25
Baltic 3(1 50Tamarack 2 GO
Bingham 24 00Trl-Mountaln ... 22 00
Calumet & Hec. 6 OOiTrlnlty 14 25
Centennial 12 75IUnIted States ... 14 25
Copper Range .. 55 50lUtah 22 50
Dominion Coal . 5(5 50l Winona 1 50
Isle Rojale .... 21 CO Wolverine 40 50
Mohawlc 30 w
University Oratorical Association.
FOREST GROVE. Jan. 7. The Local
Oratorical Association of Pacific "Univer
sity held Its annual meeting after chapel
this morning. The election of officers was
tho order of the meeting. C. H. Williams,
'04, was re-elected president, and H. B.
Millls. '03, secretary and treasurer. I. D.
Gibson was chosen as Pacific University's
delegate to meet with the state oflicers
when the Judges for the state oratorical
contest shall be chosen. Victor Emmel,
03; H. B. MIHIs. '02, and W. A. DImIck
were appointed on a committee to confer
with the faculty in she'ehoosing of Judges
for the local contest. It was decided to
confine the local contest to select Pacific
University's representative In the inter
collegiate oratorical contest with the
Tlbbals prize speaking. William II. Tib
bals, of Salt Lake City, Is the founder
of the Tlbbals prizes for excellence In or
atory, and since 1S99, when the prizes
were announced, the annual contest has
been one of the features of the year.
Rev. Cephas Clapp addressed the stu
dents at chapel this morning.
Xevrbcrfr Bank Elect O Ulcers.
NEWBERG, Jan. 7. At the anual meet
lng of the stockholders of the Bank of
Newberg, held yesterday, oflicers were
elected as follows: President, B. C. Miles;
vice-president. N. E. Brltt; cashier. J. C.
Colcord; directors E. H. Woodward, J
H. Douglas, Jr., and Charles K. Spauld
lng. Council Elect City Oflicers.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Jan. 7. Vancou
ver municipal affairs are now In the hands
of the new City Council, which took
charge last night. Mayor Eastham called
a special meeting of the Council for to
a mother should be a source of joy to all, but the suffering and
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Mother's Friend is the only remedy which relieves women of the great
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serious accidents so common to the critical
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night, when the following officers were
City Marshal, George Norton; Police
Justice, Arthur Haine: night police, A.
Bateman and John Secrist; Chief of tho
Fire Department, Thomas Corlls; driver
of the Are engine, Henry Burgy.
OutliiK for Xational Guard.
SEATTLE, Jan. 7. Plans are in contem
plation by the oflicers of the National
Guard of the State of Washington for an
elaborate outing at the time of the state
encampment In June of the present year.
These plans even go so far as to contem
plate taking the entire First Regiment
of the Guard to San Frdnclsco and hold
an encampment of 20 days on the Presidio
reserve there. While these plans are not
as yet complete, they have gone so far
that the permission of the United States
Government for the use of the reserve for
the purpose intended has been obtained.
Adjutant-General Drain will soon take up
the matter with Governor McBrlde.
Q,unrantlnablc Disease Prevails.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 7. The quarterly re
port of Health Officer Mangus. of Marsh
fleld, shows that a quarantinable disease
believed to be smallpox prevails at that
port. It Is stated that there is much dif
ference of oplnfon as to the Identity of
tho disease, but physicians generally call
It smallpox. Out of 230 cases there has
been only one death, and many cases re
ceived no medical attention whatever. As
a rule somo of the symptoms of smallpox
'are lacking, but in some cases unquestion
able evidence Is present that the disease Is
Will of Georpre M. Pnllman.
REDWOOD CITY, Cal.. Jan. 7. The
will of the late George M. Pullman has
been admitted to probate here. The pe
tition to the court stated that the es
tate was valued at $500,000, but the evi
dence showed It to be worth only about
S2000. Mrs. Pullman will go East In a
few days with the body of her husband.
Ninety Per Cent of It Really Caused
From Poor Digestion.
Real organic heart trouble Is Incurable,
but scarcely one case In a hundred is or
ganic. The action of the heart and stomach are
both controlled by the same great nerves.
the sympathetic and pneumogastrlc. and
when the stomach falls to properly digest
the food and it lies in the stomach fer
menting, gases are formed which distend
the organ, causing pressure on the heart
and lungs, causing palpitation, irregular
ity and shortness of breath.
The danger from this condition Is that
the continued disturbance of the heart
sooner or later may cause real organic
heart trouble and, In fact, frequently does
Furthermore, poor digestion makes the
blood thin and watery, and deficient in
red corpuscles, and this further Irritates
and weakens the heart.
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assimilation of the food.
This can be done by the regular use af
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