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THE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OREGOX.'
FRIDAY AUGUST 6, 1909
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IN MEXICAN QUAKE
Acapulco In Ruins from the Many
Shocks and Tidal Wave.
Mazatlan Laid Waits While Recover
ing From Destructive Fire Snips
Sunk in Acapulco Harbor, Caus
ing Great Loss of Lite Many In
terior Towns Destroyed.
Mexico City, Mexico, July 81. Hun
dreds of lives were lost, innumerable
persons were injured and great prop
erty loss resulted from earthquakes
which shook the entire Southern part
of Mexico, extending from Oaxaca on
the Southeast to Acapulco on the Pa
cific coast, which was partially devas
tated at 4 o clock yesterday morning.
Lleven dead are reported in this city.
and 62 bodies have been recovered at
Adding to the horror of the quake a
tidal wave swept the city of Acapulco,
carrying down the bamboo houses
which line the shore, with hundreds of
occupants, who were unable to escape.
Most of these, it is said, were women
Driven panic-stricken from their
homea by the quake, it was some time
before the inhabitants realized the
predicament of the families in the
poorer quarter. Fires which started
gained a good headway, and these
added to the death list.
The total number of dead in Acapulco
is not known, it being difficult to get
details from there tonight over Federal
About 100 miles inland from Aca
pulco the towns of Taluca, Fuebla,
Horles and Chilpancingo, the capital
of the state of Guerrero, also suffered.
A runner reached Chilpancingo with a
report that the town of Mazstlan, a
near seaport, which was only recently
swept by fire, was again devastated.
The people there had only commenced
to rebuild, and the damage, therefore,
was not as great as it otherwise would
Reports have also been'received from
Reopan, Zapate, Providencia, Atoyac,
Ayutla and Chilpa, and it is said seve
ral people were killed in each place,
while there was also a great loss of
property. Iguala, Teloloapan, Cocula,
Cutzamala, Amatepec, Sal tepee and
other towns north of the Balsas river
suffered. Some of these reports have
reached the city by native runners, or
have been received from the territories
by Federal wires.
The shock was felt as far as Oaxaca
on the Southeast, and great rumblings
are reported in the ground in many
places, while the quake threw many
bridges out of plumb on the Ouerna
vacal railroad. Many of the towns
where damage is reported are practi
cally isolated, having only runners as a
means of communication with the out
side world. Every effort is being
made to get details of casualties, but
it may be weeks until official reports
are received by mail.
Arapulco is in the earthquake cone.
and many temblors have been experi
enced there, but the present one, which
was followed by a tidal wave, is said
to be the most destructive in the his
tory of the seaport.
In the tidal wave several craft in the
harbor, it is said, were sunk, increasing
the loss of life.
Vest Area Feels Earthquake.
Mexico City, July 31. Central Mex
ico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific
ami from Qurato on the north to Oax
aca on the south, an area of more than
1,000 square miles, wai shaken yester
day by a series of the most severe
earthquake shocks felt in the region
for a quarter of a century. The lower
part of Acapulco, the whole of Chilpan
cingo and probably the other towns
were totally destroyed. Reportsof the
loss of life are scattering, but it is cer
tain that hundreds niuit have perished
in the coast cities and in the interior
Hency Off for Interior.
Seattle, July 31. The stesmerOhio,
from Alaska today, brought news that
Francis J. H-ney, the San Francisco
prosecutor, who left Cordova on the
Ohio, went ashore at Jun au and start
ed overland via Skagway for White
Horse, lukon Territory, on the Yukon
river, deneral J. rranklin Hell, chief
of staiT, U. S. A., also left the stranu-r
at Juneau and started cn a short trip
to Interior Alaska. The stramer Cot
tage City, which arrived from Alaska
last night, brought $240,000 in gold
Millions for San Pedro.
Los Angeles, July 31. Fortifica
tions costing possibly St, 000, 000 .will
be located around San Pedro harbor if
the government can secure the neces
sary sites for a satisfactory fort. This
was brought out today at a meeting
between Brigadier Central Arthur
Murray, chief of the ("oast artillery,
and representatives of the harbor com
mission. The question of buying the
site was left with the local engineer
! ing office.
Cuban Cabinet Resigns.
Havana, July SI. The cabinet cri
sis, which for some time has been im
pending, reached a climax today, when
all the ministers and the presidential
secrteary resigned. The action of the
cabinet was taken after a conference
with the avowed purpose of expressing
loyalty to the president and relieving
him of the embarrassment of making
INTERURBAN CARS MEET.
Collision Near Coeur d'Alene Results
In Death of 13.
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 2. Thirteen
persons were killed and 88 mora or less
seriously injured in a head-on trolley
car collision Saturday afternoon, at
Coldwell, on the Spokane and Coeur
d'Alene branch of the Spokane ft Idaho
railway, 25 miles east of Spokane.
Ofniali of the line have not made a
statement as to responsibility for the
wreck. It is said the esstbound train
did not take a sidetrack as it had been
ordered. It is incomprehensible why
the motormen did not avoid the col
lision, as the accident occurred on a
straight track. The motorman of the
westbound train is among the dead.
Both trains were running at a high
speed, especially the westbound train,
and were presumably beyond control.
The wrecked cars were ground to
gether in one confused mass. The in
juries are of all kinds. Legs and arms
are broken and heads and bodies are
crashed. Bruises and scratches from
splintered wood and broken glass are
numerous, and internal hurts, which it
is feared will swell the list of fatalities,
The first car of the train, the smok
er, was so smashed that nothing but
the trucks remained. It was crowded
with men and scarcely one of them es
caped alive and uninjured.
This is the first serious wreck in the
history of the road. The track was
cleared in about an hcur and a half.
PEOPLE IN PANIC.
Repeated Shocks in Mexico Add to
City of Mexico, Aug. 2. With the
people absolutely frightened and trem
bling in terror from their awful exper
ience in r ridsy s earthquake shocks.
five distinct shocks were felt again
Saturday, and the damage Friday is
light compared with the damsge Satur
All communication was cut off from
Chilpancingo, Acapulco and surround
ing towns by the quakes, after it was
restored following Fridcy's shocks, but
information of the serious nature of
the shtcks came through before the
wires went down. In every instance
the frightened operators at the keys in
the stricken towns, talking to the
equally frightened operators in the
capital, declared "the town is com
pletely wrecked," or t words to that
The operator at Chilpancingo, capital
of the state of Guerrero, reported that
the palace of Governor Dsmien Flores,
which had been partially wrecked, com
pletely tumbled down, but that the
family had left its crumbling walls.
The shocks here were more severe
than the former ones were, and not an
American and but few foreigners re
mained indoors. The parks and plazas
are crowded to overflowing and many
people are in actual want of food.
OSAKA IN RUINS.
Important Japanese Citv Is Swept by
Osaka, Japan, Aug. 2. At 6 o'clock
yesterday morning the terrible confla
gration which has reduced to ashes a
large portion of this city was under
control. Up to that hour 13,000 build
ings had been destroyed.. An area four
miles square was swept by the flames.
A tire which threatened to destroy
this city started at 4 o'clock Saturday
morning. At 9:30 Saturday night the
fire had consumed one-fifth of the town.
The firemen who had been fighting
all day, were completely exhausted and
troops were called out to assist in the
fire fighting and to preserve order in
The exact amount of damage done
by the flames cannot be estimated at
present, but the total will be large. A
number of persons have been killed
and seriously injured by the fire.
Osaka is one of the "imperial cities"
of Jspsn, and is one of the most im
portant manufacturing and commercial
cities of the empire. It shelters al
most three-quarters of a million peo
ple. The largest of the Buddhist tem
ples, for which the city is famous
among travelers, covers an enormous
area. The chief public building of
Osaka is the palace, built of stone in
San Francisco Wants Irrigationists.
San Francisco, Aug. 2. An emphat
ic bid for the next session of the Na
tional Irrigation congress will be made
by San Francisco representatives at
Spokane when the annual meeting con
venes in the Northern city this month.
The San Francisco convention league
will have ardent boosters present with
a lecturer and a photographic exhibit
to convince the doubtful ones. A dele
gation from the Oregon Railroad ft
Navigation company and the Southern
Pacific likewise will lend its support to
the San Francisco boomers.
Thousand Chinese Drowned.
Tekin. Aug. 2. A government dis
patch from the tlooded district in Man
churia this morning says that not less
than 1.000 lives have been lost in the
vicinity of Kirin. The flood is 20 fret
deep twer a large area and the proper
ty loss cannot be estimated. As the
water are stiil rising the extent of the
calamity carrot be reckoned for sever
al days. The Yalu bank, where large
sums of mom y were on deposit, is re
ported to have been swept away.
Adverse News Suppressed.
San Sebastian. Spain, Aug. 2. (By
way of the French frontier.) No news
is allowed to be published from Barce
lona, except that favorable to the gov
ernment, but reliable private report
say that the revolutionists still hold a
large part of the city and that the ar
tillery has not succeeded in driving
REVOLT IN SPAIN
Desperate Battles at Barcelona and
Purpose Seems to Be to involve En
tire Kingdom in Revolt Spain
Wins Costly Victory at Melilla
Ssdition at Home and Fanatical
Madrid, July 29. The revolution in
Catalonia has reached a serious stage.
There ia much bloodshed. Artillery
has been employed in the streets of
Barcelonia to quell the outbreaks.
The city is terror-stricken. The revo
lutionists are reported to be fighting
desperately behind barricades. The
troops include mounted artillery and
the defenses of the rebels have peen
raked with shot.
King Alfonso hastened back to Ma
drid from San Sebastian today and is
sued a decree proclaiming martial law
and suspension of the constitutional
guarante throughout Spain. Orders
have been given to the governors of
provinces to crush the revolution at any
cost without hesitation and without
Today marks a black chapter in
Spain's history, for there wss tragedy
both at home and abroad. The army
at Melilla had a bloody battle with the
Moors, which, though the victory wss
won by the Spaniards, resulted in the
loss of 21 officers and 200 privates kill
ed and wounded.
An exact estimate of the dead and
wounded in the clashes between the
troops and rebels in Barcelona is not
possible because of the rigid censor
ship, and the government has not fixed
WHITES FEAR FOR SAFETY.
Bloody Troubles Expected With Reds
in British Columbia.
Victoria, B. C, July 29. The situa
tion in Skeena, where 2,000 members
of related Indian tribes threaten the
safety of the scattered whites, has
been little, if any improved by the in
vestigation conducted by Special Com
missioner Stewart, of the Ottawa office
of Indian affairs, who with Superin
tendent Vowell and Chief of Indian
Police O'Connell returned here today
from Hazelton, hoping that a clash be
tween the reds and the whites may be
averted by diplomatic and immediate
government action, but admittedly far
Others from the North today em
phatically assert the Indians only
await the closing of navigation to ini
tiate sanguinary hostilities. These in
dependent Northerners brought from
Hszelton a petition of the white resi
dents of the Skeena for transmission
to Ottawa asking the immediate dis
patch of a sufficient force of the
mounted police to guarantee their safe
ty and also protect the builden, of the
Grand Trunk Pacific.
BLACK HAND TERRORIZES.
People of East Kootenai Go About in
Victoria, B. C, July 29. Through
the resumption of activities by the an
archistic Italian element operating un
der the mask of the Black Hand, a
reign of terror has been inaugurated in
the Crows Nest colliery district of East
Kootensy. At New Michael business
is suspended, and the community, fully
armed, goes about ip groups, fearful
of sudden asssssination.
Five or six leading citizens have re
ceived the regulation warning, among
them Joseph r erona, proprietor of the
Northern hotel, and Carlo Salmo, for
whom the town of Salmo ia named, a
we1! known mining operator.
The men suspected by the police are
low Italians, lately from Pittsburg, and
a bad lot.
In each of the threatening letters
$200 was demanded.
More Supplies Required.
Spokane, Wash., July 29. So great
is the rush of spplicanta for Indian
reservation lands, to be drawn August
9, that the Land depsrtment officials
today placed an order for 60,000 more
registration blanks, 10,000 soldiers'
power of attorney, and 60,000 colored
envelopes. At 4 p. m. Tuesday, with
little more than half the time for reg
istration parsed. Superintendent Wit
ten had received 36,656 applications
for Kalispeil lands, 65,220 for the Spo
kane reservation, and 57,079 for the
Coeur d'Alene, the total being 148,955.
Spanish Coins Dug Up.
Stockton, Cal., July 29. Money of
Spain to the value of $1,500 was un
earthed by laborers engaged in build
ing roads near Gait and today opera
tions are suspended while gold fevered
workmen dig about in search for $25.
000 in Spaniah coin that is supposed to
b near. During the past few days
small amounts of money, always in
gold, have been unearthed. It is said
a former citizen who is now in prison
at Madrid buried the treasure.
May Close British Mines.
London, July 29. The balloting of
the members of the Minners' Confer
ence of Great Britain, to decide wheth
er or not a national strike should be
declared in support of the Scottish
miners who are resisting a wage re
duction of sixpence a day, was conclud
ed today and resulted in 618.261 votes
in favor of a general strike and only
62.930 voted against.
Better opportunity do you want to make
Did you ever stop to think that you can buy
a piece of the Famous Umatilla Ranch at the
right price and on good terms, and that it is sure
to make money? Come in and let's talk it over.
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BANK OF ECHO
CAPITAL STOCK $25,000
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We solicit the Banking Bnsiness of this Locality.
Near Beer, Soft Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco, Tropic
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A Share of Patronage Solicited.
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Cleaning and -Dye Works. Only ex
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of work and satisfaction guaranteed.
Orders sent by express will receive
prompt and careful attention.
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