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UBLItHtt PULL AttOOIATCD ! RIPORT
COVERS THE MORNINQ FIELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA;!
VOLUMK LX NO. 21)2
ASTORIA. OUK(JON, FKIDAYlMAHCH 23 190(1
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TO BE SLAIN
Deadly Gas Explosion Occurs in Ccntuiy Mines in
West Virginia Pcarca Scvcnty.Five Men
Are Killed By Catastrophe.
PATHETIC SCENES ENACTED BY RELATIVES
AT I'KESENT TIME FIFTEEN MEN A HE KNOWN TO BE DEAD 25 IN
JURED, AND BETWEEN 1$ AN D 75 MISSING ENTOOMED
MINERS' FAMILIES CROWD AROUND MOUTH OF PIT
WAITING FOR RESCUE.
WHEELING, W. Vs., March 13.-A
report from the Century Mine it three
o'clock this morning rtatei that nine
dead men have been recovered. Sixteen
men overcome by gas were brought up.
They have recovertd.
1 MI-.MitNi, W. V, .M.n.1, 22- Fif
teen men arc known to Ik dead, twenty
five injiiK'il nml l'lri-ii t unity live mid
. vi nty live me uiixsing mid believed tti
In dead no the result of 11 n cvplmion of
giis in 11 shaft of tin1 Century Coal Coin
mi n v at Century, a mining town lilly
mill', ttiiitli nl l .i 11 1 M m t
Tin' iiln-iiill oceiim-d late this uf
t I iinmi, lillt oh illy to lelcphi'lie com
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 .11 inll Ih i 1 1 illtl'll Uptcil nil account
nl ii -Iiiim. detail .in- Licking. The
Ci'iiliny mine employs over J-'11 men, hut
fiiitiiimlcly for the gi outer p.nl of Hint
iininlii r. tin' i'ilninii cum'- after t In-v
llllil iilil Wolk,
I'lllll 1 1TU subheadings al midnight
V-rlC M l UIIOXplolVll nml SlIJII I illll'llill III
Wife Pouti Moiling Water Over Sleeping
SAN l I! WCISCM, March 22 A lob
phone message fiolu M.n ipo-.ii h.i"
hlollglil iicWh n (he 1 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1- iilillili'l ol
ii man ti.inieil Dcilmiiti, (he iii,iKiii lie
iug hi' wife. The crime n coinmilt-il
in thcii home in llcar 'alle. Mm. )cd
1 1 1 1 1 miii-c at .'I o'clock iii the moiniug,
blaiteil 11 lire ninl heated 11 large pot of
water to the hulling poiul. While her
hu-diiiud lay -deeping ipiiclly in lud, "he
jioiiml the xcahling will it oxer hi head
Mid liody. lie Ntlllggled out of hed and
made an outcry, which iitliuclcd ticigh
) 11 1 1 - to the scene, lie made a d ing
hlatemeiil that his wile had commit led
the clinic, Iml she Miid: "It's none of
my work," The coroner has gone to
the ccuc, hut I he limd me hud and tele
phono w iros are dow 11.
SKA TTI.I:. March 2J, The terminal
propci'lic. Iieiv lioughl liy the lluiiiinaii
ngculs were transferred today to
Kliaheth dessup nf Califoi nia lor
$1.1)110,0011. Who lOlinhclli doHsiip is the
1 lairiiiiiiu icprcsfiitnt ives pmlr--. mil In
SNOW BLOCKADE BROKEN
ON DENVER & RIO GRANDE
l)l'l!AN(!0, Colo., March 22. The 1 since March lOth reached Alamosa to-
snow blockade which has oxisled since day, Alter the train became stalled the
.March llth on the Denver ami Uio ' snow continued falling until it lay on 11
Orando was broken today, but condil ions j level higher than the smokestack of the
011 the Rio (Irnnde Southern and Silver- loco live. The railroad employes car
ton hrtinoh of the Denver and Rio ; riot! provisions to the imprisoned pas
Crntide are unchanged. The train which songeiK on snow-shoos. Owing to the high
has, been snow-bound in Ciimbrcs Puss altitude several passengers became sick.
Uiinl, who n -till in the mine, ent
out word that owing to the prevalence
of gas he w iinilcciilci! whether to puh
wolk into the sob hen Hngii for an hour
The mine i lieing rapidly freed from
ga ninl the rescue woik will I pti"hed
throughout the night.
.Uter tin' explosion, nllii ialt began U
canvas, to ascertain the number of men
on the iii1,ht. This resulted in finding
liHl, hut it i lM'liei'i ninny more lire
outside, who are not accounted for. If
tlii is not true, then seventy live men
me in the mine with lit lie hope of being
The families of the tn i tit-1 quickly
gathered at the opening nml the pithclio
scones always witnes-ed at such acci
dents uei i' enacted. Severn I foreign
women insisted on going into the mine
ninl wen- pievi-nlecl only by force. Many
Women wete still hoveling mound the
opening at midnight notwithstanding the
w cat hot js hit t ci' cold.
HiST, Mass., Mnich '. Thnmiis
W. I.asiui aiioiiticed la-t night that lie
had M-nt 11 eoinmtiiiicul imi to Attorney-o-neial
D.i 11. 1 Ma lone, Di-trict Attorney
I11I111 It. Mm .111 ami Stale liisiiraliee
( oiumissiiiiici- I'redelick I., t lilting, sug
gosling that pioi dings he instituted in
this county agaillst the New York Life
and Mutual l.ile In-mamr Companies.
Mr. l.nwMin siiid that he would make
pilhlic today evidence siippoiliug the
charges of irreguhii il ies which lm pre
fers. FRESHMEN BARRED.
AMIIKItST, Mass., March '22. The
faculty of Ainhui'-d College announced a
now rule yesterday hy which no member
of the licshiiicn class will Ii:- allowed tn
represent I ho itistilutimi on (ho college
t fit 1 11 in an v luauch of at hlcl ics.
AWAITS MRS. ROOSEVELT.
KI'TIN ANDINA, Kla., March 22. The
I ' ti i I iil Slates steamer Mayflower arriv
ed loilay to await the arrival of Mrs.
Koii'.cvclt and family for Hie trip to
TWO NEW VESSELS
U AMIINCTOV. Mau d i.
4 The (iiiteil State l.ighlhoil-e
Itoiird today iiiiinilted a ropoit
urging 1111 iippmpiialion of i'l.'n.-
ihmi lui a 1 oliimhiii IIimi ligiit.
Vl-sl-l llll'l ?l:IO.OIHI f a li;;it-
hoiiM- tender at Atoiia( llregon.
'I he lion lighthouse tender will
lake (In- place of the Mniijitiita.
RATE BILL AGAIN.
Senate Continues Arguments Over Rate
VSI!INiTftV, March 22. The rail
road rate bill occupied piiictietilly all the
time of the Senate today. Ixlge nxike
on the ttdvocuey of his amendment, en
larging on the interstate commerce 00111
miniion 11 ml in doiti; mo replied sharply
to the recent iilterniioos of Coniinissioncr
I'routy. SMoner devoted his iiltontioii
to the constitutional powers of inferior
court, contending t Mai these courts
eouhl not Ik- destroyed nor their juri
diction taken from them. He engaged
in a controversy with rtnytior, over the
(Hitter of Congicss to deprive the courts
of the privilege of suspending the find
ings of the interstate commerce commis
sion rind the discussion cloed with the
usual evchange of courtesies Ix-twccn
Spooner and Tillman.
PATTISON VERY ILL.
cnl.l'MT.rs. March 22. Although
Covernor l'.ilti-oii is reported to bo
much impiovcd in an ollicial bulletin
issued by his physicians tonight, the be
lief prevails that his condition is very
grave. The phy-iciaiN absolutely refuse
to discuss the governor's condition, and
all that is known to the public up to
this lime regarding the tialuiv of the
governor's illness is that he is mirror
ing 1 1 1 1 1 1 nervous prostration.
LETTER FROM DEAD
McCall Writes Letter to Orr Be
TELLSHOW HAMILTON WORKED
States That Ih Employed Hamilton to
Attend to Taxation and Legisla
tion Matters of the New York
Life Insurance Company.
NEW YORK. March 22. --The day be
fore ho died, February Itith, former
I'rosident McCall, of the New York Life,
wrote a letter to Alexander H. Orr, presi
dent of thai company relative to the
conditions under which Andrew D. Ham
ilton was employed. The l.'ttei' stales
McCall realizes ho had but a slight
chance to recover, and wi-hes the condi
tions known as ho would toll thorn if he
were hero to be hoard. Ho says ho
employed Hamilton in ISO.'i to attend to
matters of taxation and legislation in
the I'nited Slates and foreign countries.
Hamilton refused to accept the duty
unless it was understood that no moneys
advanced him be accounted for. McCall
adds that whether his action was legal
or not will be left to others to decide.
McCall, however, believes it was and ho
was clothed with full power to so act
nnd the interests of the company de
manded that such stops be taken.
Operators and Miners Far From Reach
Iiidaiiapiilis. March tl, Alter lii-ing in
session th- gieatcr part of the day the
joint scale committor of operators mid
mine uoikei- ad join ii'-d until Imiioirow.
' i i !- t 011 every point imulo during' the
1 day hy eitlici idc. They ; ie no liear-l
an agiecmeiii in, 111 on 1'i-ln u.iry 2nd,
'when tiie loinicr joint committee djs
agio"d and adjourned. Kvery iiidie;i
tioii today pointed to a diagreemont
toiiioimw an I the cotuciiing of the joint
ooiiieiciii e. of fip- r.itors and tnilio work
er, to rocciir I he commit tee's reports to
YiUK. March tl. - llolh-rl
resort w hero it i
the ptopriotor of
alleged w liite women
were deained ugaiiist their will, was
found guilty today on a charge of alidue
tioii. The testimony of women wit
nesses wiis to the effect that they had,
while intoxicated, been taken to Sprigg's
resort jind there, behind burred win
dows nml door'. U'on held pri-oner. One
woman testified she had lieen an inmate
of the house for five years.
Argues Over Statehood Measure For
Short Time. i
WASHINGTON. March '22-The state
hood bill was taken from the speaker's j
table todny. Bnd placed in the hands of
three selected oonferers and the request
made of the Senate for a conference.
The action was not accomplished without
ninny words and votes. It developed
however, that there were votes enough
to carry out the program of the lenders.
Then followed forty minutes of fiery
sn'eohe., some of which iifTunled much
iimucmcnt. The remainder of the day I
was devoted to the legislative appro-
priation bill. '
THIEF PLEADS GUILTY.
TOI.ONTO, March 22.-F. S. 0. Han- j
well, toller of the Crown Bank, 1
charged with stealing $40,000 of the'
batik's funds, pleaded guilty yesterday. !
Sentence was deferred. His wile, Norn. ,
pleaded not guilty to the charge of re-
eeiving stolon money, and w ill be tried j
Labor Party Determinedto Remedy
j CALL ON CONGRESS TO ACT
President Gompers Says if Congress Will
Not Remedy Labor Evils, Labor
Party Will Elect Other
Men Who Will.
J WASHINGTON. March 22.-The exo-
culivo council of the American IVdoin
i . 1
I tiou ol Labor today discussed the re- j
I spouses of President Roosevelt and
! Speaker Cannon to the bill of grievances
presented by them yesterday regarding
legislation 11 licet ing the labor interests.
President- (jumpers said tonight if Con
gress fails to remedy the grievances, the
Federation will appeal directly to the
In other words, he said the Federation
would outer the lield of politics and urge
organized labor to elect men of their
own choosing and thus have a personal
voice in the government. Gompers in
sists t ho council is right, regarding the
statement in the bill of grievances, and
the conditions in the labor world every
where urc the best proof of it's eonten-,
ROOSEVELT SUGGESTS A
SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE
President Offers Suggestion of Mixed Police At
All Moroccan Ports as Settlement of Franco-
German Controversy Over Morocco.
.'I HOPE FOR SUCCESSFUL
PARIS TEMPS' ALGECIRAS CORRESPONDENT STATES THAT ROOSE
VELT OFFERS NEW PROPOSITION TO CONFERENCE FRANCE,
HOWEVER, BELIEVES THE SUGGESTION WILL NOT BE
SATISFACTORY TO CONFERENCE.
I'AIMS. March 22. The auggeslion of
a mixed police at all the Moroccan port
emanated from President Roosevelt, ac
cording to the Temps' Algeeiras corres
pondent. He says the idea is to avoid
rivalry or the acquisition of special
spheres of influence. The correspondent
''The intention of this proposed solu
tion may le excellent, but it is not
practical and full of danger."
Commenting on the dispatch, the
Temps gives Roosevelt full credit for a
desire to pre-erve the purity of the
Franco-Spanish character of the police
mandate, but points out that the pro
position will be acceptable neither to
Fiance or Spain, rersoti.il dirt'erences
between the French and Spanish officers,
the paper any, would undermine the
character of the police organization and
leave the Moroccan government open to
tike advantage of these rivalries in
order to continue the condition of
AUiKClRAS. March 22.-Voti Rado
witz, the (ierman representative, was
slightly indisposed today, and as a conse
quence, the meetings of the delegates
which wore to have boon held today,
were postponed until Saturday next,
when the new Austrian police proposi
tion will be presented. Ambassador
White. Sir Arthui' Nicholson, and Count
Wolscisheimb. respectively American.
lioul) i;'i:U. Ore... March 22. An
unknown man has been found near a
camp lire on the north bank railroad
roasted to death. In company with two
other men ho had been at I.ylo hist
night drinking heavily, and, according to
I he stiiiy of his companions, they pro
cured a bottle of whisky and wont down
to the camp, whore they built a big lire
and laid down beside it to sleep. After
sleeping for a time two of the men went
back to I .vie. leaving their companion
asleep. In the early morning when they
returned I hey woiv horrified to find that
he had rolled into the lire and had been
burned almost to a crisp. The men are
Russian Finns, and had been employed
bv the railroad but a short time.
AUSTRIA WILL NOT AGREE
TO AMERICAN REQUEST
VIENNA. Maivh 22. Secretary Rives
of the American embassy informed the
foreign ollice that Hellaniy Storrer, the
retiring American ambassador, ceased
connection with the embassy 011 March
10th, and requested the Austro-Hun-garinn
government to agree to the ap
pointment of Charles S. Francis imme
ENDING IS BRIGHTER
Ilritish and Austrian delegates, conferred
during the day, but the result id not
known. There is an impression, how
ever, that it was satisfactory and con
fidence is felt that the way is being
paved for an early agreement. It is
under-tood fresh Austrian proposals
farmed the subject of discussion, and
though the nature of the proposals was
not officially stated, it is believed they
contain a revised suggestion for a mixed
police at all the Moroccan ports includ
ing Ca-a Blanca, instead of French offi
cer controlling four ports and Span
iards four. The French and Spanish
make no direct objection to the plan,
but allege it will prove inefficacious.
Should the remainder of the delegates,
including the Germans, appear deter
mined upon such a solution, it is prob
able France and Spain will suggest that
it be limited to Tangier, and that the
other ports be divided.
The mixed police scheme which will
be proposed by Ambassador White under
iustinctioiis from President Roosevelt
appears to be the solution of the Franco
tiorinan controversy with the greatest
possible chance of success. It is stated
in influential circles that the delegates
have decided to place Tangier and No
gador under mixed control, the other
ports to be divided, France and Spain
each taking three, with an Austrian in
specting ollioer who will report monthly
to the Sultan and to the diplomatic
corps at Tangier.
TO ABANDON MARQUAM.
PORTLAND. March 22. Calvin Heilig
has secured a live-years' lease, begin
ning April 1. on the lielasco Theater
from lSehisoo, Mayer1 & Co., will abandon
the Marquam Grand and will take the
Ixlaw & I'.rlanger attractions to the Washington-street
house. The Marquam will
bo converted into a store and office
TERRIBLE STORM RAGING.
SKATTI.K, March 22 Fishing schoon
ers arriving here report terrible gales off
Cape Flattery and Northward to the
Alaskan coast. It is feared several of
the licet are wrecked.
diately. This, the foreign office declares,
is a most unusual proceeding. Accord
ing to European diplomatic traditions
Storrer remains ambassador until the
presentation of his letters of re-call,
either by himself or his successor, and
until this is done it must regard Storrer
us the American ambassador.