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Eastern Oregon Weather
Tonight nnd Wednesday threat
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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1902.
Dreadful Loss of Life Follows
Two Explosions ot Naptta
in Railroad Yards,
..r-i-M tii i pd AND
U1K I LUll
MANY INJURED WILL DIE.
..i. Mav Have Disarranged
Gas Mains and ln,That Event
Klireared That a More Dreadful
Accident May Take Place at Any
Pittsburg, May 13 Thirteen per-
. Mllnd nnfl nvor 300 inlur-
ns wcic -
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a serious condition today ana sev-
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JAMES KEBIS N.
W. W! TAYLOR.
G. E. MU.FTER.
AN UNKNOWN BOY.
Is feared a greater explosion
n T n nva i nnr nppurron mar men r
i tie possible disarrangement of the,
gas main, situated below the
explosion. If the gas forces Its
through to the surface the
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Four More Die.
lour names were added to the list
die dead before noon today, hring-
me total up to 17.
Dead Number 24.
This afternoon the total number ot
flfl Iff nlnnJ A C i
Cause of Explosion
The cause of the catastrophe was
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vH,..Mb ut.jiLiia iiuiuu, Laub
me explosion. Much of the es-
ng naptha ran to Esplalnborough
ana one-half miles iotw. a-nil
uu.vl cAinuojun, mowing xo
me beymour hotel and Collins
llCrt nn,l T 11 - . . - .
w more men. Few occupants ot
aiming escaped Injuries, many
5 ery oaaiy Hurt.
Victims of Curiosity
opeciacie attracted a 1nr?
on the streets. When th
- -nuucu u torrent of flame
- .vim, tswuenini nnnu- tiio tor.
or mL " Ul Ul-
me OL'KUB innt tfillnmnfl u
Tftnrt J i , . "
'ore the third ovninin..
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OAS WORKERS ON A STRIKE
CHICAGO MAY BE IN DARK-
NESS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.
There Is Supply on Hand Which
May Last for Forty Hours; Gas
Workers Desire to Form a Union.
Chicago, May 13.-Slx hundred, gas
workers struck here this morning.
Every company In the city is affect
ed. The present supply of gas In
tanks -will last only twenty-four
hours, but by strict economy and Im
pressing clerks and other office at
taches into service it may be made
to last forty hours. If the strike Is
not settled by that 'time It Is likely
all gas consumers will be compelled
to use lamps and candles. The strike
was precipitated by the refusal of
the companies to reinstate the men
discharged for asking permission to
organize a union.
Those People Who Escaped With Their Lives From the Ter
rible Eruptions Now Threatened With Starvation and the
Ravages of Disease.
NEW YORK MARKET.
THE DEATH LIST ON ST. VINCENT'S
ISLAND CONTINUES TO INCREASE.
Anthracite Coal Miners.
Scranton, May 13. Complete sus
pension of anthracite mining opera
tions throughout the state continues
today as the result of the Hazelton
convention tomorrow. Public opin
ion leads toward a continuation
of the tie-up. ,
TRoJBLE IN HAYTI.
neat ami ..
Th .1 . . uuu bllimiDU.
- wuuung ablaze and fan
"tnea and bllRtom -., n.
-mu6( miner jmi iiiMiA.. i i-
0 gre tuo uwLiu iur-
I PlHfll -
lite i. E 1amtoulances were im.
ihvR.n SPatched to th scene
rlh.yAlclans- Many not so serl-
ei In si. ro roraved to their
to vf.erlda?' whlle other8 were
lo varlniic l, n.
p "uapums ana the
lUhm.!!m.0Jel. t0. .undertaking
to the Pittsburg morgue.
KHlghU Ray At Wacc
V2l- ?Ia7 ".-Delegate,,
e b (.ni, exftB are attend
began w;rr"l L America,
no o clock the
mass at the
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ai i --.wMuiuLiuii it ii n t nan
W. x?roces8lon to Maccabee
'elcnmo T w aaaress-
, .0me On hnVmlo it.
and fhn i "jo cny
ThLVh2 local "ranch of the
resuUr L.i nnaHUe8 concluded
toinnrr.! p t0 continue
o&w:Renrts of the
4 WahIn n0W tne oraer to
li.iiS'. ra'ater before m
ik.i, nave th. ii.x x
- win mill in
M the June eltction.
Populace Demands That Ex-President
Sams. Leave the Island.
Cape Haytien, Haytl, May 13.
More fighting occurred in the streets
of Port au Prince last night ana
early this morning. Almost the en
tire male population are armed. The
populace demands ex-President
Sams' immediate departure from the
island. Several of the revolutionary
leaders have taken refuge In the
United States consulate.
Big Meeting of Bankers.
Kansas City, Mo., May 13. One of
the largest conventions of bankers
ever held in the west began its ses
sions in Kansas City today. Those
in attendance include representa
tive bankers and business men from
all parts of Missouri, Kansas, Okla
homa and Indian Territory. This
morning the respective state and ter
ritorial organization held separate
meetings. The first joint session
was held this afternoon in the cen
tury theatre. Branch banking was
the subject of discussion, the princi
pal speakers being Horace Wnite of
New York and Henry W. Yates of
Omaha. Other prominent financiers
to be heard during the sessions of
the convention are James H. Bcliels
of Chicago and Charles G. Dawes,
iormer comptroller of the currency.
Refugees Escaping From St Vincent's Say Loss of Life Will Be More
Than Largest Estimates Explosions and Rumblings Continue Hot
Ashes Falling, Heat Is Intense and Succor Slow In Arriving Food
Supply Short and People Flee in Every Direction The Earthquake
in Guatemala Killed 3000 or More People and Destroyed Many Cities
Fort de France, May 13. A great tional reports of the Guatemalan
cloud still hangs over St. Pierre and earthquake. Her officers confirm tho
the country for miles around that
town. Every person who escaped
death from the eruption has fled to
ward Fort de France, leaving only
the .soldiers and others sent by the
French government to the scene. The
work of burning the bodies is going
previous reports of the complete do.
struction of Quesalt, Enango and
other cities. Tho estimates of tho
total loss of life are between 2500
mid 3000. Tho disturbances extend
into Nocaramua. Montombo was
partially destroyed. Mount Montom-
Memphis Has Horse Show.
.Memphis, Tenn., May 13. The sec
ond annual open air horse show'
opened today at the Memphis Driv
ing park and will continue through
the week. Both in the number and
high quality of the exhibits the show
far surpasses that of last year. There
axe '.four professional strings of
homes in addition to a number from
local stables. Several thousand dol
lars will be distributed among .the
on as rapidly as possible. Outside bo, on Lake Manamua, is an active
help is quickly needed here. The volcano, and shows new signs of ac
town is filling up with refugees. The ' tlvlty. Hot ashes are falling down
food supply at hand is totally inad- its sides and tho people are fleeing
equate, and the terror of starvation ' in fright,
confronts the sufferers. The heat is America Will Aid Afflicted.
intense ana tne unneauny season Washington, May 13. Tho senate
at hand. An epidemic of disease is t6d paB8od a resolution providing
teareu. ooa is ueing aean out cau- nnnrnnrintinn of sr.nn non for
tiously because of the shortness of the rellef of the I)eoje of Martinique
Tne suppiy. it is 'ebui mwu , "'" i arid St, Vincent. In UiIb is included
many will die ot starvation ana ex- the ?200,000 appropriation of yestcr
posure Derore permanent renet can t,ay The cablnet today waB devoted
reach the Island. Conditions caus-, moBt exclusivoly to tho discussion
ed ny tne k aecomposmon ot ; , measureB for the relief of the
bodies of the dead at St. Pierre are Utricken iieople of St Vincent and
nonny becoming more unendurable. Maj.tipinue. it was decided to ap
Death List Increases Rapidly. I point a committee of citizens of all
London, May 13. 4Sixteen hundred ! large cities in tho United States, to
lives are known to have been lost take charge or tne popular suosenp
on St. Vincent Island, as the result tions. Later the president appealed
of ,the eruption of Le Soffrlere. Ac-1 to the people of the United States
eroding to a cablegram received here for subscriptions.
this morning, on account of the con- The Places Destroyed.
tinued flow of lava and the Intense pariSt May 13. Tho following
heat the stricken section cannot be I from tho Becretary of Martinique
penetrated. Refugees are arriving .government was reecived by the rain
at St. Lucia. They say the loss of ister of the co)oni0B today: '"The
life will far exceed 1G00. It is now a 1 perimeter ravage by tho eruption ln
week since the eruption began, and , ciuiies la Carbet, Lo Procheur,
tremendous explosions and nimbi-j rand jUvers, and Macouba, Aid
ings had -not ceased when the cable- j BaBse p'ointe. Leprecheur is entirely
gram was sent from St. Lucia. This i destroyed and it is probable the
morning many refugees arrived at same fate overtook Grand Rivero and
Dominica in canoes. St. Vincent can. . Macouba. Despite the repeated ef
not be seen from the neighboring f tfl of senator Knight, he has been
islands on account of a heavy fog. j unauic to reach St. Pierre, owing to
Odd Fellows' Day at Charleston.
Charleston, S. C, May 13. This
was Odd Fellows' day on tho calen
dar of the Charleston exposition and
B000 members of the order helped to
make the occasion one of the most
memorable of the great show. The
chief feature of the programme was
a big parade in which various lodges
of the order took part, coming from
all parts of South Carolina and
from Georgia and other adjoining
Eagle Knights Gather
Shamokln, Pa., May 13. Six hun
dred delegates and twice that num
ber of other visitors have arrived for
the state convention of the Knights
of the Golden Eagle which Is to be in
session here during the remainder of
the week. A feature of the gather
ing will be a monster parade in
which, it Is estimated, 7000 members
of the order will participate.
President Pardons Lawyer.
Washington, May 13. President
Roosevelt has granted a pardon to
Charles Frost, formerly special .attor
ney in the department of justice, who
is serving a year in the Alameda
county jail, California, for contempt
of court, In connection with the
Nome raining scandals, in which
Judge Noyes was Involved.
Courier Journal Owner Dead.
Louisville. May 13. Walter Hald
eman, owner of tho Courier Journal,
died this morning of Injuries re
ceived Saturday when struck by a
The( sea in the vicinity is covered
with trees and other debris swept
from the Islan dof St. Vincent.
The Guatemala Disaster.
New Orleans, May 13. The steam
er Anselm, from Port Barries, Guat
emala, arrived last night with addl-
ashes from tho volcano, which it is
still throwing. He went to Lo Pro
cheur and helped to bury 400 of tho
dead and brought all of the Burvlvors
he could find back to Fort do France.
The cable company says tho cable
will bo repaired tomorrow."
Reported by I. L. Ray A Co.. Pendle
ton, Chicago Board of Trade and
Now York Stock Exchange Brokers.
Now York, May 13. Tho govern
ment report, which canio out lato
yesterday, shows tho avorago condi
tion of tho wheat crop to ho 70.4,
compnrcd with 04.0 at this dnto Inst
year. Tho report shows a reduction
in acre ago of 5,000,000 of wlntor
wheat, thnt has been plowed' up.
This, In addition to tho low porcont
ngo noted above, started prices Vt to
higher. Liverpool closed 6
New York opened 82 and closed
82. Chicago closed 70
Closed yesterday, Sl1.
Opened today, 82,f,.
Rango today, 81(ff82V6.
Closed today, 82.
Union Pacific, 104-y4.
St. Paul, 169.
Wheat In San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 13. Wheat
$1.13:J4 per cental.
Wheat In Portland.
Chicago, May 13. Wheat 75T60'
Voc per bushel.
Columbia Eighteen and a Half
Feet Above Low Water
Mark at The Dalles.
STEAMER LINE FROM PORT
LAND TO ALASKAN POINTS.
To Abolish Church Festivals.
Xenlu, O., May 13. Tho Womon's
General Missionary society of tho
United Presbyterian church Is hold
ing its ninteonth annuul convention
in this city. More than 200 delegates
lmvo arrived from nil parts of tho
United States. Tho convention will
bo In session until Friday noon. A
lively dobatu Is promised over tho
resolution prepared by Mrs. II. T.
Jackson of Illinois, president of tho
society, to do awny with all church
suppers, ha.nrs, festivals and the
like In raising money for missions
About one-half of tho mlslon rovonuo
conies from this source, and Its abol
itlon will bo vigorously opposed by
tho liberal element of tho church.
Iowa Labor Meeting.
Cedar Rapids, la., May 13. Tho
largest convention ovor licit! by tho
Iowa Stnto Federation of Labor bo
gnu its sessions lioro today wltii del
egates prcsont from all tho industri
al contors of tho stnto. Tho mooting
will last through tho wook. The
questions of trades autonomy is nn
important issuo before tho conven
tion. Another Important matter to
receive attention is tho proposition
to placo paid organizers in tho field,
and the proposal to pny a Halary to
the presdent of tho state fodorntlon
will also bo considered and acted
Meet of Iowa Sportsmen.
Ottumwa, la., May 13. Ornck
shots from all parts of tho state aro
gathered hero for tho annual tour
nament of tho Iowa Stato Sports
menB' association which began to
day and continues until Friday.
The programme provides for both
target and live bird matches and a
number of vnluablo trophies and
prizes will bo awarded. Somo oxcol-
I lent scores wore mauo in tno targot
The Smallest Baby In Oregon is
Dead After Living Six ' Weeks;
Truck Drivers and Teamsters Get
.an Increase In Wages Skeleton
Found Near Salem.
Tho Dalles, May 13. Moro warm
weather or rain will causo floods at
this point on tho Columbia. Tho
river rose yostorday fourteen Inchon,
being now olghtoon and onc-hnlf foot
abovo low watbr mark. At tho Cas
cade Locks It lu necessary to ueo
tho high gates for tho steamers.
Tompornry walls lmvo been con
structed to allow tho boats to pass
during tho high water.
Portland to Alaska.
Tho steamer lino from Portland to
Alaska will bo incorporated this
week. Morchnnts havo guaranteed
freight to warrant operating tho ves
sels. League Games Open.
Tho Portland ball team Is playing
Ilolena this afternoon tho oponing of
the luuguo games In this city, at
tracting an immense crowd.
That Small Baby Is Dead.
Tho smallest baby over born In Or
egon, died last night, after living six
weeks In apparent good health. It
weighed ouo uud thrco-fourths
pounds at birth. Mr. nnd Mrs. Dad
ral woro Its paronts. Tho child would
lmvo lived had thoy hud an Incuba
tor for Its protection.
Truck Drivers and Teamsters.
Tho truck drivors nnd tonnistors
lmvo boon allowed their iucrcaso, to
$2.50 tier day, thus avorting a strike.
Tho now scnlo goes into effect
Thursday. Thoro is no chnngo In tho
planing mills situation.
Another Skeleton At Salem
Saloin, May 13. T. D, Jones, nur
seryman, uneurthed a skeleton which
was burled in a sitting posture
Thoro Is no cluo to Its Identity.
Muster Out Naval Reserve.
Portland, May 13. Tho Orogon
Naval Resorvo will bo formally mus
tored out tonight. Application of ths
officers and in on was mado to bo or
ganized Into a company of tho Third
Regiment of tho National Guard, but
tli o military board refused to allow
FOUND JN Af OIL TANK.
Young Man Meets Death by Drown
ing in Gasoline.
Pasco, May 13. Russell Hubbard,
23 years old, was found dead in a
tank of gasoline near the Northern
Pacific coal bunkers, here Sunday.
The body left on last night's train
for Milledgeville, 111., consigned to
relatives. The deceased was a
nephew of Dr. Russell, of Walla
Walla. He had been five months in
this city and was not married.
Laborers attempting to start the
gasoline engine which operates the
dumpers at the coal chute, discover
ed the body of a man In the gasoline
tank. The corpse was frightfully
burned by the action of the oil, al
though theer had been no flame.
After some time it was identified an
Russell Hubbard, a coal heaver. It
ib supposed that young Hubbard en
tered the tank for the purpose of
cleaning It and was overcome from
the fumes, or gas which had form
ed on the surface of the oil In the
Defeat of Rebel Forces
Pekin, May 13, An official note
announcing the defeat ot the rebel
forces in Chili province and the cap
ture of the leaders after two day's
fighting was issued by the government.
Woolen Mills Strike.
Oregon City, May 13. The woolen
mills strike is practically settled.
The proprietors will grant 65 per
cent of the union's demands and it
is believed the strikers will accept.
in strength '
Improves the flavor and adds
to the healthfiilness of the h
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.,
Note. There are imitation baking powders sod cheap by; ; '
many grocers. They are made from alum, a poison-' '
ous drug, which renders the food injurious tp bsalthC.' '