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OOD EVENING. .
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. Tonight and tTuesday, fair; con-
tlnued warm; northerly winds. ' '
VOL. III. NO. 133. .,i
Missouri; Pacific :
Night at Pinon, Colov and Nearly
Half of Passengers Aboard Die
Bodies Found 12 Miles Below the Scene of the
Wreck and Some "May Never Be Recov-
-i- ered Cloudburst -Weakened Bridge.! : :
: V; W. , DEAD. w-, M
A. E. HOES, Pueblo, i - .
MRS. STEVEN, Northampton.
Mall. ; . . ,.
HENRT PINGMAN, engineer,-
Denver. . -MISS
M18S IKcNB WRIGHT. Pueblo.
JAMES H. SMITH, conductor,
MISS ELSIE RQLAND, Linda-.
burg, Kiit ... ..' ' ' .. '
i wenty-f our others known to have been on the train are missing,
partial Hat follows of those who are '
'.:; ....:. . missing. -
MRS. JAMEd SMITH, wife of the
conductor of the train.
ROBERT LTTLE, cashier First
National bank of Pueblo. '
MISS WILET WOOD, Pueblo. ; '.
- ' (Joerael Special 8rrlee.)
Pueblo, Celo., Aug. 8. Although- enry
11 bodies have been recovered. It Is estl
; mated that 100 persons lost their lives In
f the wreck of Missouri Paclflo flyer No,
'll, which plunged through a, bridge Into
. Fountain creek Just south of pinon at
a o'clock last "night Of the Its passen
gers on the train not one escapsd In
Jury of some sort
Ths trscks remalnded suspended above
the roaring waters., A. score of people
' were thus saved.
Fireman Mayfleld Jumped In time to
save his life, but Engineer Minman
went down with the engine.
When the news reached Pueblo A
special train was made up and parties
. began the search for bodies which were
fast recovered, boxed and taken to
Pueblo. Relief trains also started from
. The accident is the worst tn the his
tory of the Denver Rio Orande rall
- way. . I
Two trains preceding the flyer had
passed over the bridge. The train pro
reeding at high rate of speed dashed
right Into ths stream. The water In
the creek was ZS feet deep and running
like a mill race. When the baggage car.
the smoker and the chair car left the
tracks and plunged Into the water they
- were awept down stream.' They trav
eled four tulles before they ran ashore.
v In the first coach the passengers were
standing In the aisles for lack of seats.
It la estimated that 100 people were In
this car alone. Most Of them were
MRS. OEORQB LAW. '
(gpeclal rtspstra to The Journal)
New York. Aug. The beau
tiful and wealthy, Mrs. George
Law, who rules ss social queen
of the American colony In Paris,
is being 'Sued for IS.000 by the
'widow of Dr. I. N. Love, who, ss
Mrs. Law's physician, . traveled '
with her to Paris after she hsd
undergone-, an operation for apt
pendlcltla in this city a year ago.
Fhe ia worth iiO.ftOO.OOO. Dr.
Love died suddenly sfter an
apoplectic stroke In the cabin of
the ahlp uponr-whtch he was re
turning to America.
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1 00 PERSONS LOSE THEIR LIVES IN THE
Flyer Wrecked at
VMISS HADEBTTRG, Ballna, Kan.
DR. W. F. Mt'NN, Pueblo.
MRS. JOHN MOLIVER, .Pueblo.
GENEVIEVE MOLIVER. 4 rearm.
, MART MOLIVER, years.
MISS IDA LEONARD, Pueblo. '
. MRS. MART WALSH, Chicago,
MISS MART PRICE La Salle, III
ALEXANDER H. MAXWELL.
DR. W. H. MOCH. Pueblo.
MR. and MRS. C S. LAM SON,
MISS ZINN1E SELBT. Pueblo.
LAV ALL DUNHAM, Pueblo.
from Denver, Colorado Springs and Pu
eblo, t , ... ....... . , .
Two Pullmans and 'the diner on the
rear of the train remained on the track,
through . the quick action of colored
porter Sales, who, feeling the first shock
of the engine striking, reached up and
pulled the air cord. The car wheels
locked and broke the coupler connecting
the chair ear and -the forward sleeper,
which stopped with trucks In the air.
i- To M horror to the situation, ghouls
robbed the bodies of the dead. A Wells
Fargo safe was found In the wreckage
empty and open.. ' '
Twelve bodies were taken from the
Arkansas river at noon, nine miles be
Mrs. Oeorge West, wife of the former
mayor of Pueblo, was among them.
About 48 bodies were recovered up to
noea. . For . 10 . miles . along Fountain
creek and the Arkansas river thousands
of people are searchlngTor bodies.
It was In the midst of a heavy thun
der storm -that the , wreck occurred.
Some of the passengers had already re
tired to their berths,, others were read
ing or smoking, when without a hint of
warning the train dropped ..suddenly,
and in an Instant ths psssengers found
themselves struggling for life in the
waters which poured in through the top
snd at either end of the cars. .
Only the sleeper . did not go entirely
Into the stream.
As ths superheated locomotive plunged
into the Icy flood her boiler burst with
a muffled explosion and sent a great
column of water spouting Into the air.
The shock was beard at Pinoa and a vil
lager w ho waawlthhe,oprator hur
ried down the track to learn what the
cause of the shock was. He met the
brake man, who brought news of the dis
A cloudburst la Cheyenne canyon.
south of Manltou. turned the usually
tiny stream or Fountain creek Into a
furious river that flooded ths low lands
and swept everything before It The
supports of the bridge over the Fount
ain, between Plnoa and Eden stations,
were weakened by the pounding of the
waters. From Colorado Springs ' to
Pueblo ths road is down grade, and there
tralna make up the time lost In climb
ing the Palmer lake divide. The Mis
souri Pacific flyer, speeding st the rate
of nearly a mile a minute, crashed Into
the tottering bridge. The shock sent
the little structure into the stream, and
in an Instsnt locomotive, baggage, mall
and passenger cars were plied up In- a
heap in the flooded stream. ., ,
Not one of the 12S passengers aboard
escaped without Injury of some sort.
Many lost, money and valuables, and
nearly every one lost all of his baggage.
A brakeman hurried back to Pinon
station, whence the operator sent the
news to division headquarters In Pueblo
and to dispatchers' office In Denver. A
train carrying surgeons and nurses, cof
fins and stretchers, was sent from Pu
eblo, end the volunteers worked all night
caring for the injured. Meantime
wreckers were sent from Denver to clear
the right of way.
The survivors at the scene of the
reck, under the leadership of one of
the train crew, set about the rescue
work, the women aiding with -the men.
The flood swirled and eddied about the
half-submerged train with so swift s
current that no -one dared to venture
far Into the stream. The watchers
dragged out sll who could be seen and
laid them on the bank, but .only two or
three bodies were recovered before the
relief train and the wreckers arrived. .
White specks on the darkened water
showed where fsr below some corpse
wss borne down stream by the rush of
The relief train arrived from Pueplo
within an hour after the wreck, and
those who had escaped alive were hur
ried sboard for examination by the sur
geons. Mnny had been rut by the fly
ing glass from broken windows dashed
out ss the only means of escspe from
the rsra two or three or the women
had sprained ankles- In Jumping from
ths cars, snd one man was pinned, be-
Continued on Pace Two.);
PORTLAND. OREGON. MONDAY EVENING.
Despite Denials of Marital Trouble, Mrs.
f Minerva trim Puts Away Her -
Second, Saying He Was Cruet
(Special Dispatch to The JoarsaLt
New Tork. Aug. I. Mrs. Minerva C
Love, one of the most beautiful women
in Chicago society and-well known hers
both for her beauty and graceful horse
manship, has secured a decree of divorce
from Judge Honors In her suit against
her husband, Sidney C Love, the mill
ionaire banker and whip, with offices In
Chlcsgo snd New Tork, and a member of
a dosen of the most exoluslve cluba In
the two cities.
Mrs. Love received $50,000 alimony, of
which 123.000 was paid direct to the
court In checks. ' "
Though Mrs. Love repeatedly denied
that there was any trouble .between her
and hor huabaad, and her denials were;
supplemented oy strongly ' worded de
nials from Mr. Love that -there was any
thought of a separation, the fact of their
estrangement became publlo and -was
shortly followed' by the filing of Mrs.
Love's : complaint In which, for one
count she charged her husband ' With
having driven her to penury and forced
her to sell part of her wardrobe to main
On one occasion, Mrs. . Love .'swore,
her husbsnd broke Into -her boudoir, and
after beating her and banging her head
against the wall, divested her of all her
The first rumors of trouble between
the young couple created a sensation In
social circles, which wss multiplied
when the chsrges were actually filed.
Before that Mrs. Love, with great In
dignation, dented all the stories of her
falling out with her husband, and Mr.
Love Issued a ststement In which he as
serted that Mrs. Love wss his first and
only love; that he had courted her from
childhood, and that they were perfectly
happy. . ,
At one time It was rumored also that
Mr. Love contemplated a counter-suit
against his wife, snd that he would
name In his complaint Hugo R. John
son, also well known In New Tork and
Chicago, who Is a icousln of Mr. Love
and one of his business aasoclstes.
Mr. Johnson hsd Just then been sued
by his 'wife for a divorce, the co-re
spondent named being Nina Farrlngton.
It was said that there were two other
well-known society women Involved in
the csss, but their names were withheld.
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MRS. MINERVA C LOVE. THE $50,000
LEITER SELLS HIS
Millionaire Tired of Fortified Camp
-Shifts-Strike Trouble tfrtorpora-1
Hon In Which He Is Owner.
(Special Plapttcb ts The Journal.) i
Carbondale, 111., Aug. I. Tired of his
armed camp and of the constant worry
and annoyance of attending the strike
of' bis coal miners, Joseph Letter has
sold his famous model town of Zelgler.
He and his sister, . however, own a ma
jority of stock In the purchsslng com
pany, so that ths tranafer merely lifts
the responsibility of facing, the strlks
from Letter's personal shoulders, and
shifts It to the broader ones of ths
The change In ownership of the great
Zelgler colliery was mads secretly Sat
urday. Two deeds were required to
make the transfer, one signed by Mary
and Joseph Letter, executors of the will
of the late millionaire Levi Z. Lei tor,
and the other by Levi Z. Letter's widow
snd children, excepting Lady Curson
snd Seymour Morris, as trustees of the
The deeds convey T.BOO seres of land
In Franklin county, including the model
town of Zelgler, for a consideration of
1481. BOO, to the Zelgler Coal company, a
corporation chartered in Delaware a few
months ago, with a capital, of several
, The consideration represents that part
of the property which can be conveyed
legally without Infringing on any of the
provisions of the elder Letter's will. It
Is said that Joseph Letter owns 69 per
cent of ths stork In the Zelgler Coal
company, and that Mary Letter owns a
MOLTEN METAL BURNS
MAN IN SLAG DITCH
(gpeelsl Dtspatrb to The Jownal)
Northport, Wash., Aug. . - While
working In the slag ditch leading from
the furnace at the smelter here yeirter
dsy, F. D. Phillips was probably fatally
The slag was turned Into the ditch
without his being aware of it, and be
fore he could escspe he was almost en
veloped I with the molten metal. The
nature of his burns are of such a char
acter that It 1 not thought be will re
AUGUST 8, 1904.
WHEAT LEAPS PAST
THE DOLLAR MARK
September Option Goes to 1.02 3 4 In
-the Chfcagtr PiHnd Hqlds-Advance-f
of Nearly four Cents.
(Speelal IHapateh to The Journal.)
Chicago, Aug. 8. This was a most
sensational day In wheat'
During the day September options ad
vanced 4 cents. Nsw September. wheat
opened very firm, with prices showing
a range from 7H to 7 cents. The
market began to ascend at once, and
After several advances, went down to
the opening mark. Then It recovered
and the close was very strong at f 1.01.
Old September wheat had a firm open
ing at t9Tk cents and. as In ths new
option, the rise began shortly after the
opening. The market soon touched the
torat 1.0S. During the day the price
reacted back to 8H cents. The closing
figure, which was very strong, was at
f 1.02 4, an advance from the low point
of the day of 14 cents. Since the clos
ing of Saturday, the market has ad
vanced 84 cents.
In the December option .the market
showed the greatest strength and slnoe
Saturday's close there was an advance
of 4 cents. . J
May wheat had a strong opening, with
prices, ranging from 18 to (9 cents, a rise
of M to 1 cents over Saturday's high
closing figure. Msy option touched its
highest level st $1.02. but reacted back
at the close to 81.01 bid.
Just what Is responsible for the heavy
buying of wheat, which is the principal
csuse of the recent heavy advances. Is
not known, speculators being very much
In the dark. The 'buying cornea princi
pally from northwest and . southwest
There hsve been many reports or dam
age to the crop by many causea, but that
this Is hss been fully discounted Is
thought by all. ...
The corn and oats markets are both
higher In sympathy with the heavy ad
vance la the wheat
WASxnraTOaT's wnii obof.
Promise of Saormeas Prodoetloa
IDiowa ta PaJouse.
(Special Dispatch to The JooraaL)
Seattle, Aug.' 8. Washington's wheat
crop for 1104 promises to be one of the
largest on record. Though frosts In ths
early season spoiled perhsps 80 per cent
of the grain yield In the Big Bend coun-
Japanese Strike Western
Wing of Russians Near
Denies That There Has Been Any
Movement of the Manchuriaa
Armies Naval , Batteries,
Sent to Port Arthur.
(Journal Special Berries.)
Berlin, -Aug. 8. A dispatch to the
Tageblatt from Llao Yang, under date) of
August 7, says that a heavy attack was
made on tha western wing of the Rus
sian forces north of Hat (Iheng. "Many
wounded Russians were brought here,"
says the dispatch. Viceroy Alexletr and
General Kuropatkln were. In Llao. Tang
last Sunday. .'
A rumor is gaining ' credence that
Mukden la now menaced by the advanc
ing forces of General KurokL. p
VATAZi OUSTS 8DBT TJ. .
Japes see Prepare To Batter Dowa Port
Jownal Special fcVn !.)
. Roma, 'Aug. 8. A Tien Tsln dispatch
ssys: "The Japanese, after a prolonged
cannonade, have commenced erecting
naval batteries around Port Arthur, and
the speedy fall of the fort Is inevitable."
SAUiarofrs Bispatea Tnrtloetog V Be-
- seat Zagagementa.
(Journal lusetal Barries.)
St Petersburg. Aug. 8. General Sak
haroff reports that up to noon Sunday
there was no change In the positions of
stther. of the Manchurlan armies. The
report says ths official communication
here, is significant, as It acts as a de
nisi to. the vsgue reports current for
several days of heavy engagements
about Llao Jang and Hal Cheng.
sTTOXSSZXi BZPOSTS BXPDXSB.
Says Japanese Attacked Three
Bat Fell Baok.
(Journal Special BfTlce. )
St Petersburg, Aug. 8. Oeneral Stoes-
sel, commanding at Port Arthur, says.
In a report to the minister of war:
I am happy to report that the troops
repulsed all the Japanese attacks of July
It, 1 7 and 89 with enormous losses. Th
garrison's enthusiasm was extraonkv
TheV fleet aselsted In the defense by
bombarding the Japanese flank.
'Our losses during the three days
fighting were about 1S00 men and 40
officers killed or wounded. 'According
to statements of Chinese and prisoners;
the- Japanese lost as many as 10,090,
"Their losses were so great that the
enemy has not hsd time to remove the
dead and wounded."
TOBPBBO BOATS SBOAOS.
Be Besult la a Skirmish of the Mosquito
(JooraaT Speelal fWrlr. )
Toklo, Aug. 8. Omclal accounts have
been received of an engagement, bar
ren of results, between eleven Russian
torpedo boat destroyers on one side and
on the other the Japanese destroyers
Akebono, Obosa and Inasuma, August S,
at Port Arthur. - The Japanese boats
wers investigating the hsrbor when the
Russians tried to surround them. , So
far as-learned no serious damage was
done on either side.
BOTH CAMPAIGNS ARE
GIVEN BIG IMPETUS
(Jooraal IpeHal Bei-rtce.) '
New Tork. Aug. 8. The presidential
campaign of 1904 received a big Impetus
today when ths Republican snd Demo
cratic national headquarters were opened
simultaneously here by Chairmen Tsg-
gait and Cortelyou, who from now on
will give their entire attention to the
The first council of the new Demo-
cratio executive committee was held at
noon at the Hoffman house..
TYPOS' CONVENTION v
MEETS AT ST. LOUIS
(carnal Bneelal rlc. )
St. Louis, Aug. 8. -The International
Typographical union met this morning
at the fair grounds with probably she
large attendance In Its history. The
Ljntlre week will probably be taken up.
DID yoii compare the Portland
Sunday papers yesterday? If
you did you could honestly say
there was only one printed THE
SUNDAY JOURNAL. ,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
County Salaries Are Un
der Scrutiny and In
SOME MAY BE RAISED
I Judge Webster and Commissioners
Will Seek: a Juster. Division of '
Work and Pay Among Court ;
"' House Employees.
In anticipation of such a shaklng-np
among county officials and their depu
ties and clsrks as has never taken place
previously, an undercurrent of excite-',
ment and anxiety Is running strong at '
the courthouse today. For some time
the air of the building haa been heavily
charged with rumors to the effect that
numerous changes In salaries, in order
to place them on a more equitable basis,
and cutting down of expense, were con
templated by County Judge Webster and
County Commissioners Barnes and
Llghtner. This morning these rumors
crystallised into the definite informa
tion that for several days County Audi
tor Brandes has been preparing" a Hat
of all officials, with salaries, coming
under the direction of th count v court.
(and that this list was placed In the
hands of Judge Webster last Saturday.
While the exact nature of the changes
are not known, and perhaps will not be
decided on by the court until . after a
close examination of the salary and ex
pense roll. It Is prophesied that there
will be a rattling of dry bones all over
the structure. From discussions of
financial and sxpenss conditions taking
place In the paat It Is not a difficult
matter to forecast a few Items which
will be given careful consideration by
the court In certain cases, where the -court
has direct charge. It Is likely that
action will soon be taken, while In oth
ers recommendations may be made to
the legislative assembly.
Clerk' Small Salary.
The Inequalities of salaries paid coun
ty officials is most noticeably seen in
the case of Frank S. Fields, the county
clerk.-He la paid , only 82.800 a year.
Previous to his Incumbency the offices -of
clerk of the circuit court clerk of the
county court and county recorder were
separate and under three different heads.
Each of these heads of departments re
ceived IJ.&00 a. year. Since the office
were consolidated Mr. Fields has done
the work of all three, yet his salary la
less by 81,000 a year than was that of
any of the three men who formerly did
one-third the work now coming under
portioning deputies' salaries, 'It la said.
(Continued on Psge Two.)
THE FORBIDDEN TOL8TOL -
This "ls A reproduction of
Replne's' life-else portrait of
Count Tolstoi, which the Mosrow
suthorlttes hsve hsd rem-vd
from the great . public picture
gsllery In that r-lty. f.-srin the
influence upon the eommon i.
plo Of Russia of the pr'nnm I
display of the r-f n m. r 1 i-Itess.
n o 1
JComimied on Page Two.)
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