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FAVr&SiJLVZJfS. I Consolidated Feb. 1899.
COBVAIiUS, BENTON COUNTY, OBEGON, FBIDAY, MAY 31," ISOl.
VOIi. XXXVIII. NO. 23.
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e v mns Tim da i ui vv ujp the state ?aced for a switch.
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
OF THE WORLD.
Comprehensive Review of the lmporvtf
Happenings of the Past Week Prese ied
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The Chinese indemnity will be
fettled this week.
Mrs. McKinley is standing the
homeward trip well.
It is certain that all volunteers will
be started for home before July. . '
Danger of serious trouble between
France and Morocco has been averted.
a lieigiib brain on me urrcui nurLii
ern ran into a car loaded with dyna
mite. The battle ship Oregon is to be
thoroughly overhauled on her return
to this country.
' A 13 year old San Francisco boy
was murdered in a most cold blooded
manner by a butcher.
The supreme court holds that the
United States may levy duty on im
ports from Porto Kico. ,
In round numbers the estimate for
the civil government of the Philip
pines will be $1,200,000.
Twenty-one men were killed and
nine others seriously injured in a
mine explosion in Tennessee.
Telephoness are in greater demand
in Havana than in any American
city, according to population.
Philippines commission has enacted
a law fixing the ; salaries of the offi
cials of .the central government.- -
Dr.- Monroe, senior dean of Colum
bia University, Washington, has been
decorated by the sultan of turkey.
A dismantled-hulk has been sighted
on Lake Michigan. Investigation
disclosed seven bodies aboard her. 'I
.Bear Admiral Sampson is to retire
froni service in the American navy.
He will ask for retirement on account
of poor health.
; , It is very likely that as soon as the
ministers move to the hills for the
warm months that the Boxers will
again attack the legations. : -. 7
The America's' cup race will begin
,race wants her treaties with Tu
vMis'i Mckinley is standing the re
trn trip well. f .-,
? An unknown man committed sui
cide, near Kahuna, Wash.
Three prisoners escaped from the
county jail at Salem, Or.
Anny frauds 'have been discovered
in Leyte, Philippine islands.
Suicide of a Russian .financier may
embarrass many institutions.
Senators Tillman and McLaurin,
of South Carolina, have resigned. i
Cailles and Malver, Filipino lead
ers, have been forced to surrender.
Thirty-two bodies have so far been
recovered form the Sengheny colliery.
.vfregun , ores , are . Deing . collected
for the International Mining Con
gress. President McKinley has pardoned
Alexander McKenzie, the Nome re
ceiver. . r ' -
The output of the Sumpt'er, Or.,
mining district was never so great
as now. ; -
The American legation guard at
Pekin is having trouble with the
i i . .. .
- Noyoe Vremyra has been prohibited
for a week.
Five persons were killed and 40
injured in a trolley car collision near
Albany, N. Y.
The cases against Carman, Car
ran za and other insurgent leaders,
have been abandoned.
The . steward of the German Lloyd
steamer Kaiser Wilhelm was arrested
fpr stealing gold bars.
Washington capital question has
i hi. j i . i . . .
uecu wiweu Dy ine purcnase ot Thurs
ton county courthouse.
The last of the American troops
have left Pekin.
-Bresci. the assassin of King Hum
bert, of Italy, committed suicide.
The expelled West Point cadets will
appeal their cases to the secretary of
-There is a mysterious steamboat
plying on the Columbia river without
- ' - ' - r
Two men were held up at Midway,
B.. C, and robbed of $450. The rob
bers escaped. --
Flood in Elizabethtown, Tenn. ,
drowned three people and destroyed
$1,000,000 worth of property.
The cup challenger, with a royal
party on board, including King Ed
ward, was struck by a squall and
wrecked. The yacht is badly dam
aged. - No lives were lost.
Two missionaries who made for
tunes in the - Nome district are to
build a hospital in Chicago.
Recent census statistics in Italy
show that the proportion of popula
tion not able toxead or write has de
creased to 39 per cent. ; -, .
The faculty of Stanford University
in California has directed that saloon
and cafe advertisements ' must ; be
omitted from the Daily Pnlo Alto,
the college paper.. , . ,
'residential Party Complete Their Programme
v and Start for Home
San Francisco Wv 5K P reaidenfc
McKinley has completed his program
in this city, having met every organ
ization, included in the original
schedule, and Mrs. McKinley's health
has so far improved that the president
and his party began their return jour
ney to the national canital at 10 A.
M. today. - -
1 he president's pulbic functions
Vesterdav innlllded a reoTfion af. f no
Scott mansion to the members of the
foreign consular corps of this city, a
receDtion a.t the Palace TTotel Kir the
Sons and Daughters of the American
ucYiuuuou anu ine uiyai region in
hftnAT of t.llA n.Oflirlant anA a va.riAn.
" wuv I V.VJ . ." I . j fill U 1 V. 11 H
of the school children of Oakland by
Last niffht President McTTinlev af-
tended an impromptu reception at
om vaiiiurnia sireei . m. a. cnurcn,
given by the Epworth League and
Christian Endeavor societies. Special
precautions were taken to prevent any
annoyance while the president and
his wife were being driven to the ferry.
A route was chosen that secured per
fect comfort for Mrs. McKinley. The
Dartv , was taken tn 'Oakland on
special boat. The two trained nurses
who have attended the patient in this
P.it.V Will alfin ae in Wacliinnnn ariK
J ..... o twuiugvuu II .un
her. No fast time will be made and
tne train will run slowly to Stockton.
Satisfactory Results Obtained by the Lick Party
- in Sumatra. "".','"
San Jose, Cal., May 27. The fol
rowng has been received from the di
rector of the Lick observatory :
"Lick Observatory, Mayv27. As
tronomer Perrine, in. charge of - the
Crocker eclipse expedition from the
Lick observatory to Sumatra, has
cabled the gratifying . information
that some results were secured with
all the instruments taken with him.
This, taken - in ; connection with hie
cable of last week,' is taken to mean
that his successful photographs were
secured between clouds drifting across
the vicinity of the sun. As this was
an unusually long eclipse, it is quite
probable that his results will compare
favorably,' in. quality and quantity
with those - secured at. ; the short
eclipses of the past three years. The
hoods of the coronal streamers, first
observed at the Indian eclipse of 1898,
are recorded on the plates of the pres
ent eclipse. Further details of the
results secured are not expected until
the. arrival of Mr.' Perrine 's letters."
TO DEFINE BOUDARY.
Internal Survey Party Will Locate . United
: ' States-Canada Line.
Vancouver, B. C.,--.May 27. An in
ternational survey party, consisting
of United States and Canadian en
gineers, is about to begin the task of
defining the international Vw-mnHa
between the United States and Can
ada from the Pacific coast ; to i the
Rocky mountains. It is r.rmf pnrlml
that this work was inaccurately per-
iormeo. in tne surveys of 1859 and
1961. , One of the most important
matters to be determined is fhs nuta
tion of the national locaton of Mount
Baker . mining district. "Valuable
mines are" embraced in this section,
and the territory is claimed by both
the American and Canadian govern
ments. : 1
Lieutenant Sinclair, of the
and geodetic survey, will be at the
neaa oi ine united states party, and
J. H. McArthur will lead the Cana
dian surveyors. -The work will twin
The Rowland System Is Being Introduced Into
Baltimore. M.v 97 Tne mnH;nl.
3ystem of telegraphy, invented by the
late Henrr 'A Rowland - nt Balti
more, whict- is being introduced into
uermany, permits oi tne transmission
of eight messages simultn .neonnliT mra-r
a single wire, . four in each direction
as ne : rare oi w woras a minute.
The messages are sent by means of
a keyboard similar to that of a type
writer, which can be operated by an
ordinary typewriter opreator, and are
recorded at the other end of the
by a small machine. It is possible to
enner prinnne message upon a sheet
of - paper or upon a long tape like
that which is used in the ordinarv
Slide More Serious Than Reported.
Baker City, Or., May 27. The
landslide at the Climax mine, which
occurred about two weeks ago, in con
sequence of a water ditch overflowing,
has proven far more serious than at
first reported. The mouth of the
main tunnel was closed with timbers,
boulders, - gravel and ; debris of all
kinds, so that it required heavy blast
ing and 10 days,to open it up. It
will require several weeks more to
put up the buldings destroyed and
restore the other property lost in the
... No Smallpox on Indiana.
Pekin, May 27. The doctors who
were instructed to make a report as
to what length of . time must elapse
before it will , be safe , to allow the
troops : on board the "United States
transport Indiana, where it was sup
posed a case of smallpox had devel
oped, have decided that the suspected
case was not 8mallpox: The troops
will go on board the Indiana today.
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of of the
Growth and Improvemeuts of the Many
Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com.
monwealth Latest Market Report
Philomath will celebrate the Fourth
The Hillaboro council has: ordered
500 feet of hose. ,:; ;"...
Sufficient funds have been pledged
for a Fourth of July celebration at
- Last week there was 60,000 pounds
of wool sold at Blalock : for 10 cents
per pound. ':., ,.
Two carloads of horses were shipped
from Baker City to the East this week
by Susanville people. - '
S L. Brooks, a stockraiser of the
Sandridge, north of Imber, lost his
large barn by fire last week.
The board of directors of the Hunt
ington high school have decided to
have nine months' school this year.
- The 12th annual convention of the
Washington County Sunday School
Association will be held June 6 at
Forest Grove. ...
i The Inland Telephone Company has
a crew of men engaged in stringing
extra wires between La Grande and
Wallowa county points. -
j The Deep Gravel Mining Company,
incorporated, has assumed control of
all the mining property" heretofore
owned by Wimer Bros. & Co., at
The contract has been let for the
hauling of 3,000 tons of gypsum for
the Oregon Lime Company irom the
gpysum mine to the company's works
at Lime, .three miles from ' Hunting
There was a $3,500 .fire at Oregon
City the first o the week, y 1 r
Arrangements are being made to
celebrate the Fourth at Baker City. ;
The Grand lodge of Odd Fellows
held their encampment at Baker City.
Efforts are being made to develop
the Kaolin deposits, near Huntington.
The people of Forest Grove, and vi
cinity are trying to secure a Sunday
train service. '
Farmers near Salem say grain is
looking as well as it ever did and they
expect a large crop this year.
Mrs. Thomas Campbell, ; aged 60
years, an old resident of Oregon died
at her home in Monmouth last week.
The Baldwin Sheep & Land Com
pany, of Hay Creek, will sell at pub
lic auction, June 1, 1,000,000 pounds
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Columbia River -Packers'
Association it was decided to raise
the price of canned goods." ".' '
Eeports from ' . Willamette . and
Clackamas river fishermen, near Ore
gon City, say this is the best season
for their work for several years. ' : .-.
" The board of trustees of the State
Reform School has let bids for the
laying of 4,500 square feet of concrete
work, for basement floors ' and walks.
Portland Markets. '
Wheat Walla Walla, 60c. ; val
ley, nominal ; biuestem, 6162c.
per bushel. - v -
Flour Best grades, $2.903.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White.$1.351.40 per cental ;
gray, $1.301.32 per cental.
Barley Feed, $1717.50; brewing,
$17(817.50 per ton. ,
- Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, $20.00; chop,
$16. . -
Hay Timothy, $12.5014; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67
per ton. '- - -
Hops 1214c. per lb.
WqoI Valley, 11 13c ; Eastern
Oregon, . 710c; mohair, 2021c.
' Butter Fancy creamery,' 15
17 c. ; dairy, 1314c. ; store, 11
123c.' per pound.
Eggs Oregon t ranch, . 1212Jc.
- Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
13)c. ; Young "America, 13) 14c.
- Poultry Chickens, m ixed, $3. 50 4 ;
hens, $45.00; dressed, 11 12c. per
pound; springs, $35 per dozen;
ducks, $56; geese, $67; turkeys,
live, 10 12c; dressed, 14 16c. per
pound. . - . ""
" Potatoes Old, $11.15 per sack;
new, 2J2Kc. per pound. ' .:
.: Mutton . Lambs 45c. per
pound grors; best sheep, wethers,
with wool. $4.254.50; dressed. 67c
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
light, $4.755; dressed, 77)c. per
Veal Large, 6)7c. per pound;
small, 7K8c. per pound. ,
Beef Gross, top steers, $55.25;
cows and heifers, $4.504.75; dressed
beef, 8J8c. per pound '
Senator Hawley is in favor of pro
tecting the Nicaraguan canal, no
matter what kind of an . interna
tional agreement is made. -
It wps held recently . in ' a .London
police court that no one has any right
to force his way into a railway car
riage already full . r
- San Francisco hai 130, Pittsburg
385, Providence 250, Washington 600,
Louisville 325, Cincinnati 516 anc'
Clevaland 400 policemen.
Terrible Accident Caused by Motormen'i
Albany, N. Y., May 27. Electric
cars racing for a switch while run
mng in opposite directions at the
rate of 40 miles an hour cost five
lives yesterday afternoon by a terrific
collision in which over 40 prominent
people - were injured, some fatally
and others seriously. The lobby of
the locdl postoffice, filled with dead
and wounded, hysterical women and
children looking lor relatives and
friends,, surgeons administering tern
porary relief, and ambulances racing
through the city taking the wounded
to the hospitals, were the early in
timations of the accident.
The scene of the accident was at a
point about two miles eut of Green-
busch, on the line of the Albany &
Hudson Railway. , The point where
the cars met on the single track was
at a sharp curve, and so fast . were
both running and so sudden was the
collision that the motormen did not
have time . to put on the brakes be
fore south bound car No. 22 had gone
almost clear through north bound
car No. 17, and hung on .the edge
of a high bluff with its load of shriek
ing maimed humanity. One motor
man was pinioned up against the
smashed front of ; the south bound
car, with both legs severed and. was
killed- instantly, while the other one
uvea put a few moments.
The few women and children who
had escaped injury were hysterical
and added their cries to the shrieks
o.f the 'dying and mutilated. Men
With broken arms and bones, with
dislocated - joints and bloody heads
and iaces, tried to assist others who
were more helpless. . Help had been
summoned from East Green busch and
vicinity, and in , a. little time the
bruised mass of humanity,'" with the
mutilated dead, --. were . nloaded on
empty cars and taken to Albany.
The ambulances and"'physicians had
been " summoned ' and v the postoffice
turned , into morgue .and hospital.
as lar as tne physicians could tern
porarily attend - the .wounded they
were, taken to their hornes or to the
hospitals. . : "
With : both motormen- killed it
was hard to . get at the real cause of
the accident, but it is pretty well de
termined -that , it ; was caused by an
attempt of the south bound car to
reach a second switch instead of
waiting for the north ,hoiind car at
the first siding. The cars weigh 15
tons each and are the largest electric
cars built, "and" so fnehtful was the
crash that both cars were torn almost
SEVERE WIND; STORM.
Caused Widespread Devastation in Five West.
Salt Lake, ' May 28.-The wind
storm ,- which swept over ; Nevada,
Utah,. Southern Idaho,"1 ."Wyoming
r.nd Colorado, did damage that will
run into the - hundreds of thousands
of dollars. It resulted . in almost
complete prostration; pf telegraph and
telephone service in the states affect
ed and for nearly 24 hours during the
height of the storm, the inter moun
tain region was practically cut off
from the rest of the world..-- The
storm was severest in Eastern Nevada
and Utah, and in the fertile "valleys
in the northern part of Utah wide
spread devastation resulted. When
the storm was at its height, the wind
at some points reached a velocity of
50 miles an hour.
-At Ogden the, storm was felt worst
Here the wind tore roofs from a num
ber of buildings, including the Bap
tist church, completely ' demolishing
barns and outbuildings, and scattered
them far and wide, uprooted many
shade trees and tore . others to pieces,
Diew in plate glass windows in ; business-;
blocks and ' prostrated electric
light wires, so that the city was in
darkness. The damage in Ogden
will probably reach $100,000. ;
At Five Points, Logan, Smithfield,
Hooper and other places the damage
was very great. - Hundreds of fruit
trees were completely stripped. ; The
force of the wind was so . terrific
around Logan and - Hooper - that to
mato vines were swept entirely from
fields. It is estimated that fully
one half of the crops were destroyed.
Around . Hooper, the . sweep of the
wind blew away the ploughed ground
to the full depth that the plows had
entered the earth, rendering the land
- Along the north shore of the Great
Salt Lake the wind picked up the-dry
sand in great clouds and hurled it
across the country with terrific force,
half burying the railroad tracks for
miles. - -
New Mexico Mine Accident
Santa Fe, N. M.,' May,28. One
man was instantly killed and several
seriously hurt at the Santa Rita cop
per mine, in Grant county, while
cleaning out blasts which had failed
Sailed for Nome,"
San Francisco, May 28. Thret
steamers sailed today for Nome the
Conemaugh, with 2,600 tons of gen
eral freight but no passengers ; tlu
Portland with 400 , passengers,. thre
tons of mail and a full cargo. ' Nearly
half of the passengers are employe;
of the Northern . Commercial com
pany, bound for ' Unalaska," Dutcl
harbor, , St. Michael and Nome. Tlv .
steamer Valencia, with about 201
passengers and supplies. j
TWELVE WEBE LOST
STEAMER FOUNDERED ON LAKE
HURON IN A STORM.
"Every Man for Himself was the Captain's
Last Order Second Engineer and One
Deckhand Saved Utter was Crazy from
His Terrible Exocrine Engineer's Story
of the Wreck.
East Tawas, Mich., May 27. The
wooden steamer Baltimore foundered
this morning in Lake Huron near
au eaoie, ana iz of her crew of 14
were drowned. Two men were
washed about in the lake for neveral
hours, lashed to pieces of wreckage,
ana were finally picked up by the
tug Columbia and brought in here.
George - McGinnis. a deck hand, one
of the rescued, went crazy from his
experience. The other survivor,
Thomas Murphy, of Milwaukee, sec
ond eneineer. was able to tell the
story of the disaster.
It was sometime after the Colum
bia had brought the shipwrecked men
into Port before Murnhv was re
vived sufficiently to tell his story.
xue .nauimore tounaered about 6
o'clock in the morning and he was
in the water until late in the after
"We were bound from Lorain to
Sault Ste. Marie, ", he said, "and had
in tow a laree steam drill and wviw
When off Thunder Bay Captain Place
aeciaea to iurn about and run for
Tawas for shelter. - When we arrived
off Au Sable the steamer struck heav
ily on her bottom. The seas broke
over her at the same time and carried
away the deckhouse and the after
cabin, and finally the smokestack fell.
Both rails forward broke jn two just
aft of the forward deckhouse, and we
knew it was only a few minutes before
the steamer would go to pieces. ,
" 'It's every man for himself now,''
shouted Captain Place. We took
Captain Place's advice and every man
started to save himself as best he
could. ; Some of the boys took to the
rigging, but McGinnis and myself
lashed ourselves to a ring bolt in "a
piece of the after cabin, and we were
washed overboard shortly afewarrd.
The strain was too much for McGin
nis and he went crazy before we had
been in the water very ' long.- He
tried to throw me off the wreckage,
but I talked to him and encouraged
him to hold on. Twice he got loose
apd tried to drown us both, but each
time I succeeded in quieting him...--1
told him a boat was coming to take
us offh and then I would get him tied
fast again. . -
.- The tug Columbia lost a drill scow
with six men on board just before
she picked up the men from the Bal
timore. ; The Columbia went out
again this afternoon and found the
drill, v The men were taken off it'
badly frightened, as they had neither
boat not life preservers. .,
The -lost steamer was rated at. 40 -
000 by the underwriters, and was in
sured tor nearly that amount. .
NATIVE JUDGES INCOMPETENT.
Discontent Caused by Appointment of Ameri
Manila May 27. The discontent
among the natives at the appontment
of American judges and alleged dis
crimination in the civil service in
favor of Americans is finding expres
sion, encouraged by some of the na
tive 'judges, who are aware that the
reorganization of the judiciary will
result in the loss of their positions.
Judge Neer, of the court of the first
instance of Tondo, one of the leaders
of what is beginning to be called the
radical wing of the Federalists, de
clared today that if such things con
tinue - tnere will be a second revolu
tion. Some of the prominent Federal
ists ridicule the prediction. The
Philippine commission's selections
of Judges were thoroughly considered
It is -undeniable that most of the
native judges lack, the- competence
required. One of them has been re
moved for mal'easance, and others are
suspected "of irregularities. The
classifications . of the civil service
avoid discrimination," but the. native
and Spanish qualifications are not
equal to those of capable Americans
some departments are emplovine na
tives at the risk of temporary incon
venience. - ' ' -- -
After a ; conference ' with General
MacArthur, General Trias has under
taken negotiations at Luchan for the
surrender of General Cailles wheh is
daily expected. .
. - Yukon is Not Open. ;
White Horse. Y. TV: Mv 1.1
withstanding reports to the contrary,
me lUKpnriver is not open below
Lebarge, but the dailv cleaia
the ice is exDected.;. Manv RTm-a -and
a great quantiy of freigh have been
passed as lar as Lebarge- the latter
aw m i, in g me arrival oi tne first Daw
son bound steamer." Lake Bennet is
not yet open,. but that is of but little
soncern to the 1901 Klondiker, since
the White Pass A, Yukon route haa
solved the problem of lake and rapid
navigation, as far as White Horse.
Saved Bank From Burglars.
Waverlv. O.. Mav 97.: Ti- - w t
Wallace eneaeed in a duel ivif.h four
robbers last night, and saved the First
National Bank and. the postoffice from
beimr burclarired The Arvt lino.
on the sceond floor pf the building
ana was awakened by the noise. He
exchanged , shots with the burglars
and a trail of blood proved that his
aim was good. The crooks made
their escape from town on a freight
MINERAL OIL EXPORTS.
Mew OU Discoveries Win Keep It Ahead of
" Russia m Amount Produced.
Washington, May 29. The recent
oil discoveries in Texas and on the
Pacific coast lend especial interest to
some facts just presented by the treas
ury bureau of statistics regarding the
sxports of mineral oils from . the
United States. These show that the
exportation of the fiscal year about to
snd will probably be the largest in the
history of this remarkable industry,
which has increased its exports from
204,000,000 gallons of illuminating oil
in 1875, to 721,000,000 gallons in
1900. In the quarter century from
1876 to 1900 the value of mineral oils
exported from the United States was
about $1,200,000,000, an average of
about $48,00,000 a year. During re
cent years it has averaged about $60,
000,000 per annum or $5,000,000 per
In the mere question of gallons of
oil produced, . Bussia has been for
years a close competitor of the United
States, though it is probable that- the
recent discoveries in the United States
will enable it to continue to ' lead in
the number of gallons produced;
while the fact that American oil pro
duces nearly twice as . much refined
illuminating oil from a given quan
tity of crude as from the Suisian oil,
adds greatly to its value as a commer
cial product. -'
One especially interesting feat
ure of the development of the oil in
dustry is, that there has been a re
markable decrease in the price to the
consumer during the period in which
the actual exportations and the net
value of the exports have been in
creasing. The average value of the
illuminating oil exported in 1876 was
about 15 cents per gallon,, and in
1877, an exceptional year, 20 cents
per gallon. By 1881 the price had
iaiien to about 10 cents per gallon,
the figures for that year being . 332,
000,000 gallons, valued at $34,000.-
000. " By 1891 the average price was
about 7. cents per gallon. . By 1898
tne average export price had droDned
to .5 cents per gallon,, "tha quantity
exported having been 824,000,000 gal
lons," and the value reported to - the
bureau of statistics by - exporters
through the customs collectors, $42,-
BLOWN UP BY DYNAMITE.
Car Loaded With Explosives Run Into by I
,'' - freight Train. ' "
Everett, Wash., May 29. An acci
dent occurred yesterday afternoon on
the Great Northern Bailroad four
miles least of Skykomish which re
sulted in the serious injury of Engi
neer John McGrouty and consider
able loss of property.
A push car loaded with 48 boxes of
dynamite was being run to a siding
when the west bound freight train.
No. .15,. . came along. . :: Before -the
men" in .charge of ; the push car could
reach the siding,, the freight struck
the car. A terrible explosion : fol
lowed. The engine, was hurled some
distance . up the mountain side.
Three freight cars ' were demolished
and about 500 feet of track- was torn
up. A steam shovel standing near
was Teduced to scrap" iron. . McGrouty
was the only one seriously hurt. He
received a scalp wound, his tongue
was bitten through, and vhe also sus
tained injuries to his spine. A
watchman's shack, 75 yards from the
explosion, was blown to atoms and
the watchman himself stunned. The
injured men were taken to the Everett
STRIKERS LESS SANGUINE.
Eighteen Hundred Men Still Out Around
Newark, N. J. .
New Yuri. Mil' 59 The olooe l
the first week of the machinists'
strike at Newark, N. J., finds about
1,800 idle men . in Newark and its
suburbs. The' strikers have- ceased
to be as sanguine as at first regarding
tne outcome oi tneir enorts to com
pel their employers to grant a nine
hour day without decreased pay. A
half dozen of t.he Rmaller. shnru in
this section have met . the - demands
of the men but none of the larger
nnea haRflhnwn ' anv diKnonft.ion tn
yield. Representatives of the larger
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muiB say mey are prepareu ior just
ass long a fight as the machinists
are to maintain.
It is probable that the machinists
employed in ' the American Engine
wArVfl at. TMainneld will a nnf
This company agreed to the nine hour
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clause, out vut iu ueuus irum me jaj
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nuur pay. .
Homecoming of Volunteers.
Manila, May 29. It is reasonably
certain that the remaining volunteers
will sail for home before July. . The
Forty-Seventh regiment and battalions
of the Forty ninth and Thirty eighth
have sailed on tne transport , Thomas.
The Ohio sails today with the Forty
scond regiment and. the Kilpatrick
and Logan June 1 . with the Forty
third and Forty ninth regiments and
two battalions of the Sixth. The
Grant sails from Aparri June' 1 with
the Forty' eighth regiment and two
battalions of the Forty ninth.
, Rioting in South Russia. -
London, May 29. Rioting hat
spread to South Russia, says a dis
patch from St. Petersburg, as the
result of the production of the anti
Seminite play, "The Smugglers." At
Kutais - thousands of people congre
gated about the theater and stoned
the police. A -: detachment of Cos-;
sacks charged and dispersed the
crowd. : Th irteen pol icemen, 15 Cos
sacks and two officers were severely
injured. ; :C , .
EXPLOSION IN MINE
TWENTY-ONE MEN MET A TER
Nine More Terribly Burned Explosion
Caused by Coal Dust in the Air Being
Ignited by a "Blown Blast" Fire Shot
Out From the Mouth of the Tunnel 300
Feet High Mine b Badly Damaged.
Dayton, Tenn, May 29. At the
Bichland mine of the Dayton Coal
& Iron Company, two miles from
here, at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon,
h.av. cAyivBiuu ui uoai aust re
sulted in the death of 21 men, all
white, and most of them marired
and with families.
The explosion was caused by what
is known among miners as a "blown
blast." It is the custom of the
miners to place blasts and fire them
off at quitting time, leaving the coal
thus thrown down to be loaded and
hauled out of the mine the next
morning. The Bichland mine is
destitute of water, and a great vol
ume of fine particles of coal dust,
i.i.k;...i, l vj uue ua&cu accumu
lated at the roof of the mine. This
afterfioon at 4:30 o'clock a dynamite
cartride was placed in position in
one of the rooms for a blast, and the
miners started for the mouth of the
mine. The blast did not explode, as
intended, but instead a long flame
shot out of the blast hole and ignited
the accumulation of dust. Instantly
a terrific explosion occurred, and a
seething mass of flames shot to the.
mouth of the mine and extended 300
feet into the air, scorching the leaves
from the nearby trees.
There were 34 men in the mine at
the time.. Four -of them escaped
with slight injuries. Twenty one
were killed, and nine terribly burned,
most of them fatally. The force of
the explosion caused great masses of
coal and slate to cave in from the
roof of the mine, and many of the
miners were completely buried.
Word quickly reached Dayton and
rescue forces were at once organized
and proceeded to the mine. One by
one the blackened and horribly dis
figured bodies were taken from the
debris and carried to the mouth of
the mine, where they were put on
a locomotive and taken to Dayton.
Scores of relatives and friends gath
ered at the mouth of the mine, and
the shrieks of anguish as the bodies
were removed were heart rending.'
The two undertaking establishments
0t Dayton were turned into morgues,
where the mangled bodies were
dressed and prepared for delivery to
their families. All the men em
ployed in this mine were residents
The Bichland mine is the prop
erty of the Dayton Coal & Iron Com
pany, composed of Glasgow capital
ists. The company operates an iron
furnace at Dayton.
RAPIDLY N EARING HOME.
Presidential Train Will Reach Washington
Sidney, Neb, May 28. The presi
dential train made the third days run
on the homeward journey without
incident. The trip across Wyoming
was at an average elevation of over
4.000 feet, and at Sherman, just be
fore the train began to descend the
eastern slope of the Rocky mountains
the elevation exceeded 7,500.
The president has made no remarks
at any of the stops, but he has ap
peared on She platform and shook
hands with some of those nearest the
car. There were crowds at every sta
tion along the route and every cattle
ranch had its little group of cowboys
sitting bolt upright on their horses
waving the sombreros as the train
went by. Mrs. McKinley is standing
the trip well. The weather has been
pleasant and that means much for
The Presidential train will reach
Washington Thursday morning at
Demands of Strikers Met
Dunkirk, N. Y., May 29. The
strike of the machinists employed by
the Brooks Locomotive Works has
been settled. : All who struck are to
be taken back without discrimination.
Fifty five hours will constitute a
week's work ; a straight increase of 10
per cent in wages is granted.' These
are substantially the demands made
by the machinists.
Date Fixed for Cup Races .
New York, May 29. The Royal
Ulster Yacht Club has cabled the
New York Yacht Club an approval
of September 21 as the day for the
opening contest in the cup races.
New Submarine Cable. '
: isew ior, way za. A new sub
marine - cable between England and
Germany has just been put down.
The cable ' is owned by a British
company, but the German govern
ment contributed to its cost, and a
German firm was employed to carry
out the work.
Washington, May 29 The post-
office at Susanville, Grant county,
Or, "has been moved three quarters of
a mile to the northeast without
change of postmaster. A' postoffice
has been established at Midford. Kine
county, Washington, to be-supplied
witn special service trom north Bend.
Daily mail messenger service has been '
authorized between Seattle and West
Seattle.. - V